Hand Bars And Hand Barrows Patents (Class 294/15)
  • Patent number: 11857206
    Abstract: A patient-specific tool for performing a knee osteotomy procedure on a patient's tibia bone, the patient's tibia bone having a wedge opening defining a top interior surface and a bottom interior surface, the tool comprising: a body including a wedge element sized and shaped to fit in the wedge opening, the wedge element having at least one bone contacting surface having contours complementary in shape to surface contours of the top and bottom interior surfaces of the patient's tibia bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Jean Robichaud, Hugo Robichaud, Geoffroy Rivet-Sabourin
  • Patent number: 11312597
    Abstract: A gripping device for shells that includes a pair of jaws intended to clamp a shell, each jaw being able to pivot towards a closed position obtained by applying the top end of each jaw to the shell. A locking means links the top ends of the jaws and includes two connecting rods and a central segment linking these connecting rods. The connecting rods are articulated relative to the jaws by a first articulation and by a second articulation to the central segment. A spring links each first articulation to a central point of the segment. A movable stop situated above the locking means is capable of pushing the locking means downwards until it is below an unstable equilibrium position of the locking means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: NEXTER SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Jean Luc Hasler
  • Patent number: 11203878
    Abstract: Provided herein are exemplary floor installation tools comprising a base having a total length L 2, a receded portion of the base having a length L 1, an impact edge having a vertical height H 3 and forming a right angle with the receded portion of the base, a rounded nose, the rounded nose having an internal angle of approximately sixty degrees, a strike plate forming a sixty degree angle with the rounded corner, the strike plate configured for receiving a force for transfer to the impact edge, and a handle adjacent to the strike plate, the handle mounted in a middle of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Six 18, LLC.
    Inventor: Martin O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10835919
    Abstract: A spin chuck jig includes a handle having first holes, a base having second holes, wherein a number of the second holes and a number of first holes are the same, and bolts each penetrating one of the first holes and one of the second holes so that the handle and the base are attached to a spin chuck to be lifted from a spin process equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. Ybarra, Elijah L. Rhoades
  • Patent number: 10772415
    Abstract: A beverage carton carrying assembly for carrying a pair of beverage cartons includes a panel and a grip that is coupled to the panel for gripping. A pair of supports is each coupled to and extends away from the panel. Each of the supports is extendable through a gripping slot in a respective pair of beverage cartons. Thus, each of the supports lifts the beverage cartons when the grip is lifted for carrying the beverage cartons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Gary Swenson
  • Patent number: 10775855
    Abstract: A circuit card assembly release tool is disclosed. The tool includes a body and two flanges extending outward from the body at an end of the body. The tool is structured and arranged such that the two flanges are adapted to simultaneously apply a force to two ejectors that are pivotally connected to a seated circuit card assembly when the tool is urged in a direction relative to the seated circuit card assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Steve J. V. Pacquing
  • Patent number: 10695926
    Abstract: A winder unit (1) is for use with a cutting filament (such as a wire) in cutting out a vehicle glazing panel. The winder unit has a winder spool (3, 4) for winding cutting filament and a mount (2) for mounting the unit. The winder spool (3, 4) is movable relative to the mount (2) between first and second operational positions for example by means of being pivoted or tilted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Belron International Limited
    Inventor: Scott David Rodger
  • Patent number: 10602745
    Abstract: A food preparation apparatus for a slice includes a flat bottom and raised side members. The flat bottom is shaped like the slice with two angled sides and an open end. The open end connects the two angled sides. The open end is also straight. Raised side members are on the two angled sides. Wherein, the food preparation apparatus is configured to hold the slice on the bottom where the raised side members are configured to retain the slice and toppings on the food preparation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Mark A. Goddard
  • Patent number: 10471587
    Abstract: A fire hose grappling assembly for loading fire hose onto a fire truck includes a fire truck that has a hose bed. A fire hose is positionable on the hose bed for storing the fire hose. A grapple is provided and the grapple is gripped by a user for loading the fire hose onto the hose bed. The grapple is laterally extendable across the hose bed to releasably engage the fire hose. Moreover, the grapple is urgeable across the hose bed when the grapple releasably engages the fire hose thereby facilitating the user to urge the fire hose across the hose bed. In this way the user can load the fire hose onto the fire truck without requiring the user to mount the fire truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Dennis Bond
  • Patent number: 10246144
    Abstract: A tire lift assembly including a body and a pair of moveable arms is provided. The body may include two handles. Each of the moveable arms extends from the body. Each arm may have an end to grasp a vehicle tire when in a first position and to release the vehicle tire when in a second position. Each of the movable arms may extend from the body at a living hinge to facilitate movement of each of the moveable arms. The body may be of a flexible material to facilitate movement of each of the pair of moveable arms. The body may further define a pair of handle through-holes. Each of the pair of handle through-holes may be located adjacent one of the two handles. Each of the pair of handle through-holes may be located adjacent a living hinge to facilitate pivotal movement of each of the moveable arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammed Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Patent number: 10024042
    Abstract: In certain aspects, devices and methods for moving a toilet are provided that can include an elongated member, first and second connectors coupled to the elongated member, first and second extension elements coupled to the respective first and second connectors and extending radially away from the elongated member. The first connector having a locking element and one or more through-holes disposed therein. The first and second extension elements include contact surfaces that are configured to engage the toilet. In other aspects, devices and methods for moving a toilet can include a handle, first and second collars coupled to the handle, and first and second shackles coupled to the respective first and second collars. In some instances, the shackles are adjustable along a radial direction extending from the handle. In some instances, the devices and methods include a collar having a locking lever and one or more through-holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Mike Edward Mendez
  • Patent number: 9879863
    Abstract: A fire poker tool that may be utilized to lift and move a log. The fire poker tool of the invention includes talons and a hook that cooperate together to engage a log in a manner that minimizes required torque and gripping forces to lift a log. The tool is particularly useful as a campfire, fire place, or fire pit tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Ross Lazarov
  • Patent number: 9873562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system to facilitate the moving of a water tank by two persons while also containing leaks and more particularly to a waterproof flexible drain pan held inside a pair of crossed adjustable harnesses and lifting straps. The drain pan has an integrated hose connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Eric Marsolais
  • Patent number: 9850068
    Abstract: A detachable carrying-handle arrangement is for a building component, especially a window or a door including a frame which is to be fixed in a supporting structure surrounding an opening in a building structure. The carrying-handle arrangement includes a grip portion connected to a plate-shaped attachment portion which is provided with at least two cut-outs which is arranged to lockingly engage with a fixing bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Frank Rob, Tom Toralv Roynestad
  • Patent number: 9539851
    Abstract: The present invention provides a carrying device and method to easily carry several paint cans at a time from one location to another. The device comprises a carriage and a plurality of handle attachments for securing a plurality of paint cans thereto. The carriage comprises an upper portion continuous with a lower portion, a central opening and a plurality of cavities located on the lower portion, each of which houses each of the plurality of handle-attachments therein. The upper portion of the carriage has a plurality of finger indentations for a user to place fingers when holding the device so that carrying the device is easy and comfortable. The device is configured so that the plurality of paint cans is balanced evenly across the length of the device to prevent tipping of the device as well as to increase the ease of carrying the paint cans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Aaron Tanda
  • Patent number: 9516963
    Abstract: An adjustable kitchen utensil includes a first component having a first handle portion, and a first serving portion attached to the first handle portion by a first connecting portion. An embodiment of the adjustable kitchen utensil includes a second component having a second handle portion, and a second serving portion attached to the second handle portion by a second connecting portion. This embodiment has an attachment mechanism for attaching the first and second components. The attachment mechanism permits adjustment of the size of a serving surface of the attached first and second serving portions. An alternate embodiment includes a removable handle subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventors: Garry Sarver, Erin Hughes
  • Patent number: 9498676
    Abstract: A handle mechanism for squat plate lifting includes a weight holding member having a base plate adapted to receive one or more annular free weight plates. The handle mechanism includes a vertical riser tube having pairs of lock tab holes on opposite sides of the tube at a plurality of vertical locations. A lifting mechanism includes a sleeve member sized and configured to slide vertically up and down on the vertical riser tube and to be removable therefrom. A pair of handles are pivotally attached to opposite sides of the sleeve member and include a locking plate member with a locking tab attached to each handle. A user can quickly and easily slide the lifting mechanism onto the weight holding member with the handles in a lowered position and, when the handles are lifted to an uppermost horizontal position, the locking tab of each locking plate member locks into the riser tube allowing the handles to lift the entire handle mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel W. Emick
  • Patent number: 9205983
    Abstract: A transporting and lifting device has a handle upstanding from a base member. The device has at least three lifting elements extending parallel to the base member for lifting a variety of objects of various weights and configurations. The device is lightweight and portable for ease of use with those objects to be lifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy J Reese
  • Patent number: 9167937
    Abstract: A tool and method allow cooking a tortilla in a generally flat state, in a shallow amount of oil. A central strip is held out of the oil and isn't fried. Side strips to the central strip are less fried. This produces a taco shell that is flexible at the bottom, allowing a living hinge, while crispy in its main portions. A raising bar and left and right hold-downs comprise described tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Glen Alan Kent
  • Patent number: 9126757
    Abstract: A device and a lifting system for manually lifting and transporting an object are described. The device includes a handle member including a linking member connector disposed at about a center point of a length of the handle member. A first end of a linking member is securely connected to the handle member by the linking member connector. The linking member has a length suitable for a person to raise the object to be lifted and transported between his knees and his waist. A lifting member has at least a portion insertable into a hollow core of the object to be lifted and transported, a first end of the lifting member connected to a second end of the linking member and a second end of the lifting member including a contact member providing a lifting surface for contacting the object to be lifted and transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Howard Dunham
  • Patent number: 9067734
    Abstract: A carrier detachably engaging opposing ends of an unfolded and upright mattress and utilizing a pair of movers to move the unfolded and upright mattress. The carrier includes a pair of frames. The pair of frames detachably engage the opposing ends of the unfolded and upright mattress, respectively, and utilize the pair of movers to move the unfolded and upright mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventors: Glen Robinson, Marisela Saldana
  • Patent number: 8967689
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and a tool for handling storage media in carriers, the tool comprising: a tool body; a first jaw to engage a first side of the storage media in carrier; a second jaw to engage a second opposed side of the storage media in carrier; wherein at least the second jaw is pivotally mounted on the main body so as to be movable between a first position in which the jaw is positioned so as to enable a disk drive in carrier to be freely moved into an engagement position with the tool and a second position in which the jaw engages the disk drive carrier so as to releasably lock the disk drive in carrier to the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Rees, Hoo Yuen Pang, Paul Rumsey
  • Patent number: 8905447
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying landscaping objects, the apparatus comprising a pair of lifting bodies, each lifting body having: a pair of substantially parallel elongated bars connected by a plurality of vertical supports, two lifting ends, two handles with one handle located near each of the two lifting ends, a joint, and a bracket; a pair of cross-assemblies, each cross-assembly having a first connecting end, a second connecting end, an inner bar, and an outer bar, wherein the first connecting end is attached substantially perpendicular to the joint of one lifting body and the second connecting end is attached substantially perpendicular to the bracket of the other lifting body; and a flexible net that is adapted for carrying attached to the pair of lifting bodies; wherein for each cross-assembly, the inner bar is adapted to slidably engage the outer bar to allow expanding and collapsing of the cross-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Michael James
  • Patent number: 8851234
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying a ladder includes a base, a handle connected to the base, and fingers spaced from one another on the base and generally extending away from the handle. Each of the fingers has a hooked end. A compressible biasing member on the base at least partially extends toward the hooked ends to bias a ladder rail against the hooked ends when the fingers are placed around the ladder rail. The compressible biasing member may be a spring, a flexible tab, a foam pad, or other compressible member. A method of modifying a ladder is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Handsaver Handles, LLC
    Inventor: William M. Bachorski
  • Publication number: 20140265383
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying landscaping objects, the apparatus comprising a pair of lifting bodies, each lifting body having: a pair of substantially parallel elongated bars connected by a plurality of vertical supports, two lifting ends, two handles with one handle located near each of the two lifting ends, a joint, and a bracket; a pair of cross-assemblies, each cross-assembly having a first connecting end, a second connecting end, an inner bar, and an outer bar, wherein the first connecting end is attached substantially perpendicular to the joint of one lifting body and the second connecting end is attached substantially perpendicular to the bracket of the other lifting body; and a flexible net that is adapted for carrying attached to the pair of lifting bodies; wherein for each cross-assembly, the inner bar is adapted to slidably engage the outer bar to allow expanding and collapsing of the cross-assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michael James
  • Publication number: 20140265382
    Abstract: A bucket holder is provided with a handle portion for ergonomically carrying and holding a bucket during transportation and use. The body portion is comprised of a surface pressed up against the can, while a hook opposite from the surface holds the bail in tension, using gravity and distance between the surface and the hook to maintain tension. The holder has at least one surface that can be pressed up against the can, allowing more than one position for the handle to be located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Antonio Bajuyo
  • Patent number: 8801060
    Abstract: A carry-assist apparatus for moving heavy, cumbersome objects. The apparatus has a handle segment, an adjustable shaft segment and a hook segment, each segment of which is configured and dimensioned to permit the assembly of a spatially variable carry-assist apparatus. The hook segment is formed with a bottom having a bottom end to which optional nubs may be secured to provide positive, secure engagement to the object being lifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas H. Smith, Richard Edgerly
  • Patent number: 8733719
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a method and apparatus for use in management of medical intravenous pole assemblies. In one embodiment, an apparatus can be provided that is adapted for connection to a plurality of intravenous pole assemblies. The apparatus can be connected to a group of intravenous pole assemblies to define a group of connected intravenous pole assemblies. A force can be imparted to the group of connected intravenous pole assemblies for transport of the group of intravenous pole assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Wildcard Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Adam C. Gaal, Bradford J. Morse
  • Publication number: 20140062110
    Abstract: A car seat carrying device utilized to carry a car seat, that includes a tubular elongated body that serves as a main support of the car seat carrying device and a pair of adjustable handles that are disposed on the proximal end and the distal end of the generally elongated body, wherein the adjustable handles are slidably retracted and extended outward. The car seat carrying device also includes a pair of permanent handles that extend perpendicularly from the elongated body and receive and accommodate the car seat to be lifted and carried by the car seat carrying device and a snap-on attachment device that removably secures the car seat between the permanent handles of the car seat carrying device and the snap-on attachment device that is disposed on the elongated body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Jarolsaw Bednarski, Andrzej Skrzyniarz
  • Patent number: 8596698
    Abstract: A two-piece telescoping handle mounts on the threaded ends of a tilt-tube of an outboard motor, moving from a first unobtrusive, retracted position to an extended position where the handle can be readily gripped to remove/carry the outboard motor, as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Rick Scriven, James McShane
  • Patent number: 8579345
    Abstract: A ladder handle and transporting device is disclosed. The device allows for ladders to be carried by a handle affixed to the side of the ladder. The device includes a handle, straps, and a rail support section. Another embodiment of the disclosure allows for a ladder handle and transporting device for extension ladders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: IQPod, LLC
    Inventors: Randy LeClaire, Jay Lord, Stephen Fisher
  • Publication number: 20130277990
    Abstract: A lifting device has an elongate lifting arm provided with a suction mount enabling securing of the device to a body to be lifted. The suction mount has suction devices spaced apart in the longitudinal direction of the lifting arm sufficiently for a user to grip the lifting arm in between the suction mount devices. The device extends away from the suction mount, in the longitudinal direction of the lifting arm, to a handle spaced from the suction mount, and which extends upwardly above the lifting arm on the opposite side of the lifting arm to the suction mount devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Belron Hungary Kit-Zug Branch
    Inventor: William Finck
  • Patent number: 8540294
    Abstract: A removable ladder handle allows a user to carry a ladder comfortably with one hand or a shoulder strap. The removable ladder handle has a bar, one or more compression springs and one or more spring clips that have a concave downward shape. A middle section of each spring clip is coupled to the bar. The compression springs are coupled to the bar facing downward. Both end sections of each spring clip have inside hooks that face inward and upward. The spring clips and inside hooks are configured to fit over one of the side rails of a ladder and snap on to inner edges of the side rail when the removable ladder handle is engaged to the ladder by a user pushing the removable ladder handle down onto the side rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: AJ Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Dowler, Joseph Jones
  • Patent number: 8517438
    Abstract: A handling device useful for lifting and handling pipes includes as set of jaws for grasping a surface of the pipe. An upper jaw extends along an exterior pipe surface and a lower jaw extends along an interior pipe surface. A sidewall of the pipe is positioned within a gap between the upper and lower jaws. A handle attached to the set of jaws is used to angle the jaws relative to the side of the pipe, thereby causing the upper jaw to contact the exterior pipe surface, and the lower jaw to contact the interior pipe surface. A mechanical advantage is created that selectively secures the jaws to the pipe and allows handling of the device while maintaining control of the pipe. The upper and lower jaws may be at fixed orientations relative to each other, and the handling device may have few or no moving parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Longyear TM, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Hamblin, Trevor Lyndon Light
  • Publication number: 20130154288
    Abstract: A handle module has a housing conforming to a disk drive form factor. The handle module has mounting features configured to securely install the housing in a slot conforming to the disk drive form factor. The handle module has a finger-friendly recess extending from a front of the handle module and into an interior of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Yi-Feng Lin, Barry T. Phillips, David Quijano, Gregory A. Standiford, Josh K. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8430438
    Abstract: The Skimmer Basket Cleaning Rod is a dual purpose tool for both removing the skimmer plate of a pool skimmer and removal of the skimmer basket to avoid the dangers of human contact with the contents of the skimmer basket and to alleviate any bending over and kneeling on a cement surface, ending the risk of injury to back and knees. The Skimmer Basket Cleaning Rod consists of a solid aluminum rod with a handle on one end and a universal catch on the other end. The catch is designed for removing the skimmer plate through insertion into the skimmer plate hole located at its center while the opposite end is an ergonomically designed handle for ease of retrieving the skimmer plate and the skimmer basket. The Skimmer Basket Cleaning Rod is a one piece extraction devise designed to accommodate all skimmer plates and skimmer baskets for above-ground and in-ground pool skimmers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Murphy
  • Patent number: 8360491
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for handling devices, such as reticles, in a semiconductor manufacturing environment. In one illustrative embodiment, the method includes: providing a pick comprised of a plurality of spaced-apart grippers with a pivot point between the gripper about which point the spaced-apart grippers are configured to pivot; creating a vacuum in a body proximate to the pivot point, wherein the vacuum is configured to draw particles generated in the area of the pivot into the body; and generating a magnetic force between magnets, wherein the magnetic force drives at least one gripper toward another gripper to grasp a semiconducting substrate or a reticle between the grippers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Chalom, Jon Oliver, Ty Gabby, Timothy A. Strodtbeck
  • Patent number: 8313130
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a toilet is disclosed. The toilet is of the type having a waste outlet on a bottom thereof. The apparatus includes a platform having a top surface sized and shaped to contact at least a portion of the bottom of the toilet when the toilet is placed on the platform. A recess is formed in the platform and is open to the top surface and positioned on the platform such that the waste outlet of the toilet can be substantially aligned with the recess when the toilet is supported by the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Archie Hazel
  • Publication number: 20120212003
    Abstract: An adaptive device for aiding a person with a medical condition is provided. The adaptive device is attached to a hand or limb and includes a platform. A bumper is positioned on the platform to aid in the positioning and securing of the device. A holder extends from the platform, either perpendicularly or at an angle to the platform. The holder is configured to receive an item to aid the individual in everyday tasks. The device also includes securing members, which may be straps that are connected to the device to further aid in securing the device to the user. Additionally, the device may include cushions or other comfort members on the bumper, platform, and/or holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Gabriella J. Dempsey, Kate Murray, Mackenzie Grewell, Zoe Groat, Courtney Pohlen, Maria Werner Anderson
  • Patent number: 8220851
    Abstract: The tire lifting apparatus may comprise an elongated shaft having a handle formed at a proximal end thereof and further having a generally C-shaped prong formed at a distal end of the shaft. An arm preferably traverses the distal end of the shaft and is juxtaposed adjacent to said prong for balancing the wheel/tire along a diametrical face thereof. Both the shaft and the arm preferably have planar top and bottom faces for supporting the wheel/tire thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Brent Dawes, Shelby Dawes
  • Patent number: 8123267
    Abstract: A tool for lifting truck tires from a prone position to an upright position. The tool has a frame which extends over the length of a truck tire to a leverage point at one end of the tire. The frame is attached to a plate which is adapted to slide underneath the other side of the truck tire. Two handles extend from the frame at an angle and a length to allow maximum leverage for an operator of the tool. The frame may have many shapes, but preferably is angled to exert force at a point opposite the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Danny Lee Glass
  • Publication number: 20120043775
    Abstract: A furniture lifting device is made up of a vertically extending rod. A support extension making up a foot extends substantially horizontally from the rod at one end for being received under furniture or objects to be moved to provide a lifting base. A handle is provided at another end of the rod which extends substantially horizontally from the rod in a direction opposite the direction of the support extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Juan Martin Villa
  • Publication number: 20120025550
    Abstract: Supporting element for boards, panels and the like. The support of the invention is suitable for handling flat pieces of large size and for carrying them from one place to another, and to that end has a main body, formed by an inclined handle located in a plane different from that of the rest of the support, and an elongated section from which extends at least one pair of parallel bars for receiving the board to be transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Jose Manuel Gonzalez Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20120019015
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel device for providing assistance for the manual lifting of an immobile individual. The disclosure provides for a portable lift device that reduces the back strain of a caregiver and provides balance while preventing discomfort and/or injury to an immobile individual during lifting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Frederick E. Trader, Charlton J. Trader
  • Patent number: 8087633
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel canvas carrier and holder formed of a single handle apparatus to which is anchored one or more flat J-Hooks and a method of using the canvas carrier holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Jeff Vargo
  • Patent number: 8066312
    Abstract: A hose handling apparatus for gripping, advancing, and maneuvering a high pressure hose is provided. The hose handling apparatus comprises a support member comprising a first end, a middle section, and a second end, a generally cylindrical handle detachably connected to and substantially perpendicular to the first end of the support member forming a rigid connection with the support member to provide grip to a user's hand, a first generally cylindrical curvilinear gripping element detachably connected to and substantially perpendicular to the middle section of the support member, and a second generally cylindrical curvilinear gripping element detachably connected to and substantially perpendicular to the second end of the support member. The support member is angled at the middle section. The handle and the gripping elements form a parallel configuration which is perpendicular to a planar surface of the support member. The gripping elements grip the hose positioned between them firmly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: William Padilla
  • Patent number: 8029034
    Abstract: A hand tool for lifting and moving a car stop, the tool having a handle, a rod member with a main section perpendicularly fixed to the handle, and an engagement section angled relative to the main section. A bracing member is fixed to the rod member for prevention of movement of the car stop relative to the rod member. According to one alternative embodiment of the invention, a pointed nosepiece is fixed to the rod member and may be used for clearing the retaining holes of a car stop of debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Richard B. Russi
  • Patent number: 8011707
    Abstract: A manually-operable coupling assembly may include a primary coupling and auxiliary couplings. Both the primary and auxiliary couplings preferably include an elongated strap with a clamp attached to a distal end thereof. Each clamp may include a first and C-shaped region with a cavity and socket formed therein. A second C-shaped region may be pivotally mated to the first C-shaped region and may have a male finger with a ball bearing protruding outwardly from a distal tip thereof. The ball bearing may penetrate into the socket and become interlocked so that the first and second C-shaped regions may remain in a closed position. A spring-actuated stop block is calibrated to withstand varying pulling forces during transport as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Carlton Summers
  • Patent number: 7980608
    Abstract: An apparatus for moving an object has a contact plate, a first member connected to the contact plate and extending radially away therefrom, and a second member connected to the first member and slidable relative thereto along an axis defined therewith. The contact plate is sized and shaped for abuttingly extending against a portion of the object and a ground surface when the members are disposed between the ground surface and the object. The second member is slidable between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration to facilitate sliding and storage of the members underneath the object and for subsequent pulling on the members in a desired direction to cause the contact plate in abutment to cause the object to move in the desired direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventors: Lynne Pouliot, Jean-Marc Pouliot
  • Patent number: 7866718
    Abstract: A paperboard lifting device can be mounted to a plate, support form, work surface or other member of a material conveyance system. When a sheet or web of material travels over the paperboard lifting device, it can provide a margin of elevation or lift to the sheet or web. The sheet or web can therefore be elevated above edges, holes, or other obstructions in the pathway that could jam or snag the delivery of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Atlas Die, LLC
    Inventor: David J. Coursey