Handle Receptacle Patents (Class 30/125)
  • Patent number: 10994429
    Abstract: The present invention provides a retractable cutting tool, which includes: a cutting tool housing, the interior thereof forming a cavity; a blade exit portal, penetrating through the cutting tool housing and communicating with the cavity; a blade holder, moved or locked in the cutting tool housing; a blade, mounted to the blade holder and disposed opposite the blade exit portal; when the blade holder is moved, the front end of the blade protrudes out of the cutting tool housing or retracts into the cutting tool housing through the blade exit portal; a blade holder moving device, for moving the blade holder in the cutting tool housing; and a protrusion length control device, for controlling the protrusion length of the blade outside the cutting tool housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: HANGZHOU GREAT STAR INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., HANGZHOU GREAT STAR TOOLS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weiyi Wang
  • Patent number: 10953557
    Abstract: A safety utility knife includes a pair of blades at one end of a handle. The cutting edges of both blades are configured to be shielded by a guard member. The guard member is movable with relation to the blade member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Raymond E Davis
  • Patent number: 10857685
    Abstract: A cutter apparatus includes a housing and a blade holder coupled to the housing, wherein the housing includes a distal portion (e.g., a blade storage compartment) that is both slidably and pivotally coupled to portions of the housing and configured to serve as a cover for the blade holder. The cutter apparatus can also include a cover release device configured to facilitate repositioning the cover between a locked position at which the cover is secured to the housing and a released position at which at least a portion of the cover is free to pivotally reposition away from the housing providing access to the blade holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: PACIFIC HANDY CUTTER, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Garavaglia, Brandon L. Spoelstra, Markus E. Gropl, Mark Marinovich
  • Patent number: 10619362
    Abstract: A simple device for preparing a drywall butt joint includes a wheel with beveled surfaces or an end taper. When the device makes contact with protruding, rough edges of a drywall butt joint and/or debris surrounding the butt joint the force applied by the device eliminates the protruding, drywall edges and debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Charles Hyde, III
  • Patent number: 10350775
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to safety blades for use in utility knives, related assemblies and methods of manufacturing. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to safety blades for use in utility knives, related assemblies and methods of manufacture which limit user exposure to associated cutting edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew J. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10328561
    Abstract: A companion multi-tool that includes an elongated body, a blade sharpening cavity, a sharpening element, a tinder material, a flint material, a noise generating material and a clip. The elongated body has a first end and a second end. The blade sharpening cavity is formed in the elongated body proximate the first end thereof. The sharpening element is attached to the elongated body in the blade sharpening cavity. The tinder material is attached to the elongated body. The flint material is attached to the elongated body. The noise generating device is formed in the elongated body proximate the second end thereof. The clip is attached to the elongated body intermediate the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MIW Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Marvin Weinberger, Steven Metzner, Todd M. Hertaus, Nicholas J. Teigland
  • Patent number: 10093027
    Abstract: A cutter apparatus includes a housing shaped to be hand-held, the housing including first and second handle portions shaped and/or adapted to interfit together, a blade holder configured to support a blade, and a lock/unlock mechanism for securing the handle portions together, the lock/unlock mechanism including multiple actuators operable for extending the blade from the housing, the actuators including a primary actuator coupled to the blade holder and repositionable in relation to the housing, and at least one auxiliary actuator including a first auxiliary actuator supported by and repositionable in relation to the first handle portion. The primary and auxiliary actuators are biased toward and/or repositionable to respective locations at which an aperture of the first auxiliary actuator coaligns or registers with an opening in the first handle portion in an unlock configuration that allows a user of the cutter apparatus to reposition/separate the handle portions from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PACIFIC HANDY CUTTER, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Garavaglia, Brandon L. Spoelstra, Markus Gropl, Chris Lung
  • Patent number: 9981396
    Abstract: A single operation cutting device having a safety guard which locks after each cutting action. The single operation cutting device having a housing, cutting blade holder, safety guard, safety guard release and intermediary member. The safety guard is in movable communication with said intermediary member. The intermediary member having a body translatable along a rod such that it may move responsive to said safety guard during locking and unlocking actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Eddie Rafii
  • Patent number: 9969091
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to safety blades for use in utility knives, related assemblies and methods of manufacturing. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to safety blades for use in utility knives, related assemblies and methods of manufacture which limit user exposure to associated cutting edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew J. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9878460
    Abstract: Attachment/detachment of tablet cutting blades to/from a tablet cutting blade replacement jig inserted into and withdrawn from a tablet splitting apparatus to receive and deliver the tablet cutting blades is facilitated even in a dispensing site. The cutting edges of the tablet cutting blades are allowed to be exposed without detaching the tablet cutting blades. The tablet cutting blade replacement jig (60) includes: a jig main body (61) that can be inserted into and withdrawn from support members (28) in place of a falling tablet guiding member; blade holders (64) for retaining tablet cutting blades (41) within notches (63) of the jig main body (61); operating members (72) that are manually operated to switch between maintenance and release of retention of the tablet cutting blades; and urging members for maintaining the switched state even though the switched state is on a retention maintained side or is on a retention released side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Tosho, Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshihito Omura
  • Patent number: 9586328
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of easily disassembled folding knives. In some embodiments, a folding knife includes a blade and a handle including first and second side portions. The first and second side portions can include respective locking elements which can be used to retain the side portions from lateral separation from one another. In some cases, the locking elements of one side portion include relatively narrow neck portions with relatively wide, non-circular head portions connected to the neck portions, and the locking elements of the other side portion include a recess and a corresponding non-circular opening. In some cases, folding knives can be provided with washers, liner lock mechanisms, and various other features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: GB II Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Onion
  • Patent number: 9162228
    Abstract: System, apparatuses, and methods for performing automated reagent-based analysis are provided. Also provided are methods for automated attachment of a cap to a reaction receptacle, and automated removal of a cap from a capped reaction receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Byron J. Knight
  • Publication number: 20150093480
    Abstract: A barbecue utensil having a hollow cylindrical handle with a plunger access opening along the back side of the handle; food handling means removably attachable by an adapter to the bottom end of the handle; and a fluid syringe having a plunger at a top end and a fluid outlet at a bottom end, the syringe reversibly insertable into the bottom end of the handle, wherein the fluid outlet is reversibly connectable to the top end of the food handling means, which may be a fork, basting brush or spatula, for discharge of a fluid seasoning from a syringe into or onto a food item. A food thermometer or grill cleaning brush may also be attached to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Troy Biever
  • Publication number: 20150075006
    Abstract: Disclosed are dual-purpose dispensing containers and utensils for dispensing measured amounts of beverage or food ingredients, useful for the preparation and consumption of the beverages and foods. A dual-purpose dispensing container and utensil comprises a handle having a functional part at first end thereof, the functional part configured for preparing and/or consuming a beverage or foodstuff, at least two compartments extending from a lower surface of the handle and along a longitudinal length of the handle from a second end of the handle opposite the first end. Each two neighbor compartments are spaced apart a pre-selected distance from eachother. A cover is attached to the handle along a perimeter of a top opening of each one of the compartments on an upper surface of the handle. Each compartment is configured to contain ingredient for dispensing into a liquid beverage or solid foodstuff for preparing the liquid beverage or solid foodstuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: YOSEF EDRY
  • Publication number: 20150079258
    Abstract: A combination kitchen device includes a double peeler having a substantially hollow handle having a forward end and a rearward end and a releasably engageable holding tool inserted within the rearward end of the hollow handle. The double peeler includes a head connected transversely to the forward end of the hollow handle. The head has at least one recess, and at least one means for cutting mounted within the recess. The head has an opening having an eye removal cutting edge. The holding tool has a handle portion and an elongated blade portion attached transversely to the handle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Aaron Szymanski
  • Patent number: 8950077
    Abstract: A utility knife employing a blade having multiple cutting portions, and a housing for quickly and simply swapping out one cutting portion for another. In a preferred embodiment, a six-cutting-portion featured blade is employed. Each point of the six-cutting-portion featured blade features two distinct cutting portions, for a total of six cutting portions located on a single blade. The blade can be rotated about a central axis to expose new cutting portions as old portions wear and dull. In another embodiment, a single-edged blade featuring two cutting faces is housed in a knife handle. The blade can be flipped when the first edge is dull or worn to expose a second cutting face. The handle may optionally include a storage space for storing additional blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Elwood Dean Quimby, Hubert J. Bung, Jeremy E. Weinman
  • Patent number: 8904649
    Abstract: A utility knife includes a handle, a blade carrier, and a blade depth adjustment assembly. The blade carrier is mechanically coupled to the handle and configured to support a blade. The blade depth adjustment assembly is mechanically coupled to the handle and configured to permit a user of the utility knife to reposition components of the blade depth adjustment assembly to select one of a plurality of blade depth positions which causes the blade carrier to be repositioned along the handle depending upon which of the blade depth positions is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Pacific Handy Cutter, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Garavaglia, Markus Gropl, Mark Marinovich
  • Patent number: 8769826
    Abstract: A cutting device with an auto-retractable blade, having a housing containing an active blade extendable from a front aperture thereof and a spare blade box therein. An actuator is provided being fixed to an actuator seat contained in and slidable with respect to the housing. The actuator seat has a side protrusion having a front dent defined therein. A blade seat is slidably contained in the housing. The blade seat has an upper fulcrum, a side protrusion, a side blocker, a blade installation plate, a lower fulcrum, and a blade seat return spring. The side protrusion has a front slope and a back tip which is receivable in the front dent of the actuator seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Yuewei Wu
  • Patent number: 8707565
    Abstract: Specific embodiments of the present invention are directed to blade holders, which provide an easier method to cut by way of including a guide incorporated into the handle. This guide rests upon the surface to be cut, leading the cutting blade. Furthermore, the leading end of the tool is blunt, which is safer than leading with a sharp edge. In specific embodiments, the handle is of such a shape that the user can pull the tool straight back to cut, allowing the hand to rest in a more neutral and ergonomic position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Alfredo Muccino, Scot Herbst, Alan Regala
  • Patent number: 8677630
    Abstract: A utility knife has a receiving cavity which opens through the body. A cartridge comprising a magazine of blades is removably insertable into the receiving cavity. A carrier within the body is manually operable for receiving a blade from the cartridge and positioning the blade for extension through the opening to present a cutting edge. The cartridge may be released from the utility knife body by depressing a button and withdrawing the cartridge. The cartridge is releasably held in place within the knife body and releasable when the blade carrier is in its retracted position and the release button is depressed. When the thumb button moves the blade carrier into its extended position to expose the knife blade, the cartridge is rendered unreleaseable even if the release button is depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Acme United Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Steven Constantine, Michael E. Peterson, Javier Verdura, Jonathan A. Lee, Cody Man For Ma
  • Patent number: 8635780
    Abstract: The utensil attachments for a portable knife assembly include at least one utensil attachment having an elongate handle and a working section disposed at the distal end thereof. The working section can be in the shape of eating utensils, such as a spoon bowl or fork tines. An elongate, hollow connection socket is formed inside the handle and constructed to mount the utensil attachment to an existing corkscrew in the knife assembly. When assembled, the relatively large, elongate body of the knife assembly provides an easy to manipulate ergonomic handle requiring minimal physical effort from the disabled or those with limited motor control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Abdulqader Habeeb Hussain Abul
  • Patent number: 8607459
    Abstract: A utensil apparatus for dispensing a quantity of condiment. The condiment dispensing utensil is constructed such that it contains an internal reservoir of a condiment, such as a salad dressing. The condiment dispensing utensil assembly can then be used to dispense a bite-sized portion of the condiment to the food on the utensil as it is consumed. The utensil allows the user to control the amount of condiment that is consumed at a single meal. Said utensil can later be cleaned for reuse or disposed of if constructed for only a single serving use. The utensil also comprises a pump mechanism for controlling the amount of condiment that is dispensed with each bite or scoop of food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Amanda Geissler
  • Patent number: 8572850
    Abstract: A carpet knife having a housing, an active blade installed in the housing, and a blade clamping means having a clamping cover and a thumb screw. The housing has a thumb screw hole, a pin hole, at least one side guiding groove, and an active blade installation bar. The clamping cover has at least one side guiding bar having a wedge outer surface, and a rear eccentric guiding groove. The thumb screw has a head having an under surface and a shank formed on the under surface. The head has a pin formed on the under surface thereof which is able to enter and move in the rear eccentric guiding groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Yuewei Wu
  • Publication number: 20130160298
    Abstract: A utensil in the form of a spoon having a spill resistant bowl. The bowl may have an angled tip at the front portion of the bowl or a secondary reservoir at or near the rear portion of the bowl. In some embodiments, portions of the inner surface of the bowl may be textured near the perimeter edge along the sides of the bowl. The utensil may also have an ergonomic handle having a depression on the top and concavity on the bottom with a flattened portion at the rear end. The flattened portion allows the utensil to stand upright.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Roberts
  • Patent number: 8407839
    Abstract: A roofing tool comprises a handle with a longitudinal axis and a longitudinal shaft coaxial therewith, the handle having a first end and a second end, a hollow shaft having a first end and a second end, the first end of the hollow shaft being axially inserted into the second end of the handle and the second end of the hollow shaft extending therefrom, a bracket attached to the second end of the hollow shaft, a roller rotatably attached to the bracket, a seam tester member having a tapered pick end and an elongated shaft disposed within the hollow shaft; and a detent member secured to the handle and configured to detain the seam tester member within the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: AJC Tools & Equipment
    Inventor: Matthew J. Crookston
  • Publication number: 20130014391
    Abstract: A knife includes a handle enclosing one or more of a blade, a blade shuttle, a transmission, and a trigger, where the handle includes a blade aperture. The blade shuttle is longitudinally moveable relative to the handle from a rest position to a first extended position and the blade shuttle is moveable longitudinally from the first extended position to a cutting position when the blade is engaged in a workpiece. The blade shuttle is automatically retracted from the cutting position to the rest position when the blade is disengaged from the workpiece. The blade is detachably secured within the blade shuttle and protrudes a first distance through the blade aperture at the first extended position. The blade is extended from the first distance a substantially fixed length when engaged in the workpiece. The blade is adapted to automatically retract within the handle when disengaged from the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: ADCO INDUSTRIES - TECHNOLOGIES, L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond E. Davis, Clifton Glenn Hampton
  • Patent number: 8291598
    Abstract: A retractable blade scraper includes a handle body having a handle rear end and a handle forward end including a forward-end opening. An internal blade-slide cavity extends rearwardly from the forward-end opening toward the handle rear end and is configured to selectively receive a blade through—the forward-end opening. A blade slide housed by the blade-slide cavity includes lower and upper blade slide members between which the blade is selectively retained. A blade-slide actuator is accessible through an actuator slot defined through a wall of the handle body between slot first and second ends. Reciprocation of the actuator between the slot first and second ends reciprocates the blade slide between a rearward blade-storage position in which the blade is housed in the blade-slide cavity and a forward blade-changing position in which the blade protrudes through the forward-end opening to facilitate blade changing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Hyde Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Corron, Richard M. Farland, Corey Talbot
  • Patent number: 8220161
    Abstract: A multi-function cutter includes a body composed of a first half and a second half, wherein the first and second halves are formed with indentations, concave portions, guides parallel to the concave portions and rows of positioning pits arranged along the concave portions; a blade holder sliding along the guides to jut out of the indentation and having a spring socket; and an adjusting device deposited in the spring socket and exposing outside the concave portions. Therein, an adjusting spring is arranged between the adjusting device and the spring socket, and the adjusting device is bilaterally formed with wedge portions for detachably engaging the corresponding positioning pits, so as to stretch the blade holder in multiple stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Chih-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 8096053
    Abstract: The present invention is a nail clipper. It has a slender body formed by an upper press lever and a lower press lever which are movably engaged, an upper cover and a lower cover which are respectively fitted onto the outer surfaces of the upper press lever and the lower press lever to form a slender etui, a lower blade which is movably pivotally engaged with one end of the upper press lever by means of a first pivotal axle, and an upper blade which is movably pivotally engaged with one end of the lower press lever by means of a second pivotal axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventor: Wai Yip Wong
  • Patent number: 8069569
    Abstract: A handle for a utility knife includes a housing made up of two or more portions. In one embodiment, a manually operable member for use in releasing the blade is retained to at least one portion of the housing and does not become separated from the housing when the housing is in an open state. In another embodiment, a catch for engaging the blade extends from a support member that is slidably movable within the housing. In another embodiment, the housing is formed of metal and a nose portion is formed of a metal that is more wear resistant than the rest of the housing, in order to improve the durability of the nose portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Irwin Industrial Tool Company
    Inventors: Donald A. Brown, Kevin Fleury, William B. Korb, Norman LeBlane, Steven R. Levine, Corey M. Talbel
  • Patent number: 8051570
    Abstract: The multi-use kitchen utility knife includes a handle containing a compartment for storage of a material that is distributed onto a side opposite of the knife blade. The contents of the compartment being advanced via a threaded advance knob that can be removed to provide access to the compartment for refilling or cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Amanda Brown
  • Patent number: 8020303
    Abstract: A infant feeding device includes a tube that has a first end, a second end and a peripheral wall extending between the first and second ends. Each of the first and second ends is open. A conduit is fluidly coupled to the second end. A spoon head is attached to a distal end of the conduit with respect to the second end of the tube. The spoon head is positioned to receive food material transferred through the conduit from the tube. A container containing food material is couplable to the first end of the perimeter wall to supply the tube with the food material so that the food material can be fed to an infant with the spoon head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Hope R. Marsh
  • Patent number: 7886445
    Abstract: A utility knife has a receiving cavity which opens through the body. A cartridge comprising a magazine of blades is removably insertable into the receiving cavity. A carrier within the body is manually operable for receiving a blade from the cartridge and positioning the blade for extension through the opening to present a cutting edge. The cartridge may be released from the utility knife body by depressing a button and withdrawing the cartridge. The cartridge is releasably held in place within the knife body and releasable when the blade carrier is in its retracted position and the release button is depressed. When the thumb button moves the blade carrier into its extended position to expose the knife blade, the cartridge is rendered unreleaseable even if the release button is depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Acme United Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Steven Constantine, Michael E. Peterson, Javier Verdura, Jonathan A. Lee, Cody Man For Ma
  • Patent number: 7856910
    Abstract: A knife with a handle capable of adjustable weight configurations. The handle is hollow such that the weight balance between the handle and blade may be adjusted through the selective use of one or more removable weights that form part of an axially oriented weight mounting assembly. A user may add or remove weights until a desired knife balance is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Golden Sun Home Products Limited
    Inventor: Ngok Wing Kwok
  • Publication number: 20100269352
    Abstract: A preferred vegetable peeler includes a handle and a tool head, with the tool head being configured to removably hold a blade. The blade may be formed in any of a variety of ways, including a standard straight peeling blade, a serrated or scalloped blade, or other configurations. The tool head or blade holder in accordance with the present invention includes two branches extending away from a proximal end of the handle in order to hold the blade at an angle that is preferably substantially perpendicular to the handle. A cavity in the handle is configured to store one or more replacement blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Heather Curtin
  • Patent number: 7774941
    Abstract: A multi-tasking utility tool comprising a body; a knife compartment coupled to the body, wherein the knife compartment contains a cutting tool, the cutting tool configured to extend out from the knife compartment; and a cartridge unit coupled to the body, the cartridge unit having a first writing instrument and a second writing instrument, wherein the first writing instrument and the second writing instrument are positioned opposite from one another, the cartridge unit rotatable between a first position and a second position, further wherein the first writing instrument is positioned within the body in the first position and extends away from the body in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Wampum LLC
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Russell D. Powers
  • Patent number: 7637015
    Abstract: A utility knife system for cutting objects The utility knife system has an external handle, an internal housing assembly, and a retracting and latching assembly slidable within the internal housing assembly. The internal housing assembly has a base featuring support ridges to come in contact with the external housing when in a closed position, a sliding track adjacent the base, and at least one latching notch. A hinge is provided for pivotally connecting the external handle to the internal housing. The retracting and latching assembly is receivable within the sliding track of the internal housing and is removably engageable with the latching notch of the internal housing assembly. The retracting and latching assembly is adapted to removably retain a cutting blade and retract the cutting blade in and out from the internal housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Robert F. Biolchini, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7596867
    Abstract: A utility knife system for cutting objects The utility knife system has an external handle, a retractable sheath, a retracting mechanism, and an internal housing. The external handle has a sheath sliding track running longitudinally therein and a hinge. The retractable sheath has at least one protrusion that corresponds to the shape of the sheath sliding track, slides within the external handle. The retracting mechanism moves the retractable sheath and locks it in a desired position. The internal housing is received within the retractable sheath and the external handle, and has a hinge attachable to the hinge of the external handle, and a blade retention end opposite of the hinge. The blade retention end receives a cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Robert F. Biolchini, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090193947
    Abstract: A multipurpose cutting tool comprising a multi-function handle housing with a multi-function blade that can be used in a variety of different ways to open a variety of different packages. The multipurpose cutting tool can be used to safely and easily open almost any product packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Dennis H. Hancock, Jeffrey D. Hancock
  • Publication number: 20090165309
    Abstract: A folding utility knife with a blade release mechanism is provided, and the knife comprises: a handle comprising at least two side walls forming an internal space; a blade holding compartment pivotally connected to the handle, and the blade holding compartment comprises at least two side walls forming an internal blade cavity for holding a blade, at least a portion of the blade holding compartment is designed to be situated within the space of the handle during a folded position; and a blade release device comprises a blade lock and a button wedge, and the blade lock comprises at least one indentation situated in between at least two protrusions, and the protrusions are designed to contact and secure the blade within the blade cavity of the blade holding compartment, and the button wedge comprises a button connected to a wedge, and the wedge is designed to be situated within and moveable about a space created by the indentation of the blade lock, and the button is designed to be slidably moved to allow the we
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: William Kamb, Glenn Robinson
  • Publication number: 20090108025
    Abstract: A dispenser for food material that facilitates spreading of the material is disclosed. The dispenser can comprise a unitary construction, or can be composed of a plurality of components that can be fastened together. Disposable cartridges containing food material can be attached to the dispense, and the material within can be dispensed into a utensil such as a spoon for serving. The dispense provides metered dispensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: INNOVATIVE CONSUMER SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Francis Kiss deVirag, Ileen Rosner, Jonathan Rosner
  • Patent number: 7503604
    Abstract: A set of chopsticks having a main body with a cavity therein that, starting from the side opposite a mouthpiece of the chopsticks extends in the longitudinal direction into the chopsticks. An object, particularly an information carrier, is placed inside the cavity. The open end of the cavity is preferably closed by a stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Fortune Products Holding AG
    Inventors: Niels Raeder, Oliver Berger
  • Publication number: 20090045274
    Abstract: A food cutting device has a bowl, two cutting blades supported in the bowl for rotation relative to each other, and a drive mechanism supported by the bowl for rotating the cutting blades to cut food in the bowl. The cutting blades are rotatable in opposite directions relative to each other to perform a scissors-like cutting action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Kwok Kuen So, Yiu Chung Wan, Clive Koon Yin Wong
  • Publication number: 20090007434
    Abstract: A knife with a handle capable of adjustable weight configurations. The handle is hollow such that the weight balance between the handle and blade may be adjusted through the selective use of one or more removable weights that form part of an axially oriented weight mounting assembly. A user may add or remove weights until a desired knife balance is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Ngok Wing Kwok
  • Publication number: 20080289189
    Abstract: A utensil that can be utilized to slice pizzas and dispense condiments is provided. The utensil includes a handle and a rotating circular blade for cutting, for example, a pizza into multiple slices. Additionally, the utensil includes one or more compartments, which can be used to hold and dispense various items such as condiments. The compartment(s) can be sealed with tape, aluminum, or a snap-fit cover to secure one or more items held within the compartment(s). The condiments may be provided directly in the compartments, or may be provided in a sealed package or envelope which is received in a respective compartment. Additionally, the compartment(s) can be fitted with a perforated covering to allow for gradual dispensing of one or more items held in the compartment. Furthermore, the circular blade of the utensil can be formed with a wavy edge, rather than a straight edge, to provide greater strength to the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: K & G Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Puzant Khatchadourian
  • Patent number: 7448136
    Abstract: A utility knife includes a housing having a compartment for receiving one or more spare knife blades, a blade carrier slidably received in the housing for supporting and moving a knife blade into and out of the housing, and a pushing device for selectively pushing and feeding one of the spare knife blades into the blade carrier without opening or detaching the housing. A pusher is slidably received in the housing and has an edge for engaging with and for moving the spare knife blade to the blade carrier, and a spring element may move the pusher relative to the housing and to offset the pusher from the spare knife blade. A hand grip may be used to move the pusher relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Yin Han Huang
  • Publication number: 20080229585
    Abstract: A device with a housing that contains chambers for holding and dispensing seasonings that contains an opening for attaching and removing a cooking adjunct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: 7389587
    Abstract: A utility knife which includes a feature for presenting a user with a replacement blade holder containing replacement blades when the separate halves of the knife body, referred to as handle portions, are opened to expose an interior cavity is disc losed. A pivotable latching lever selectively movable between a latched position and an unlatched position permits the two handle portions to pivot relative to one another about a pivot axis when the lever is in the unlatched position so that the replacement blade holder may be presented to the user. The disclosed utility knife having a replacement blade holder and a latching lever is capable of very economic manufacture, yet is dependable in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Di Bitonto, Mark Prommel, Goeran Jerstroem, Conor McNamara
  • Publication number: 20080072433
    Abstract: A portable metered delivery system for sealably carrying and dispensing powder having a tubular container with open and closed ends to receive and contain powder therein and a removable cap with a base portion and a scoop portion. The removable cap projects longitudinally from the open end of the tubular container to dispense the powder into a bottle. The system also includes an insert with an open section allowing the powder to pass through and a closed section for preventing release of the powder. The insert is disposed between the tubular container and the removable cap. When the removable cap is rotated about the tubular container to expose the open section or closed section the amount of powder being dispense can be controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Avi Ohring, Donald Kralik
  • Patent number: 7331108
    Abstract: A knife includes a handle, a blade and a trigger. The handle has an internal cavity containing a compressed gas source and the blade is affixed to the handle. The blade has an internal bore running along a longitudinal axis from the handle to a point proximate a tip. The blade further has an aperture extending from a first edge to the internal bore at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of between 15° and 75°. The trigger has a depressed position and a not depressed position. When in the depressed position, the internal bore communicates with the compressed gas source and when in said not depressed position, the internal bore is blocked from the compressed gas source. When a creature is pierced with the knife, the trigger is depressed injecting compressed gas into the creature greatly enhancing the incapacitating effect of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Inventor: Gregory T. Rondinone