Pivoted Blade Patents (Class 30/155)
  • Patent number: 11440342
    Abstract: Provide is a tool that includes a handle assembly including a top and bottom portion and a blade disposed between the top and bottom portion having first and second ends and an opening at its first end. The opening includes first and second notches opposed to one another. The tool also includes a latch assembly disposed between the top and bottom portion that is movable between first and second positions, the latch assembly including a latch having a protrusion that engages one of the first or second notches in the first position and disengages from the one of the first or second notches in the second position. The blade is rotatable about the first end between a closed positioned where the first notch is engaged by the protrusion, and an open position where the second notch is engaged by the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SWIMC, LLC
    Inventor: Victor J. Levand
  • Patent number: 11433523
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a multifunctional tool kit. The multifunctional tool kit knit includes a connecting piece, a cover, a tool, a first shank, and a second shank. The cover is connected to an upper end of the connecting piece. The first shank and the second shank are connected to a lower end of the connecting piece. The tool is inserted into a second hole to reach the bottom of a pin hole. By rotating the cover, the tool is locked on the connecting piece. The first shank and the second shank are movably connected to the connecting piece, and are reversely rotatable by 180 degrees to engage with each other define a handle. The present disclosure achieves effects of saving space and resources, and implementing multiple integrated functions with one tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Guimin Li
  • Patent number: 11279017
    Abstract: A drywall multi-tool assembly includes a block that has a plurality of intersecting sides such that the block has a triangular shape. A saw is pivotally coupled to the block for cutting drywall from a plurality of orientations. A knife is slidably coupled to the block for cutting the drywall. A ruler is pivotally coupled to the block for making measurements and a square is pivotally coupled to the block for measuring a right angle. A first bubble level is coupled to the block to determine level along a first axis. A second bubble level is coupled to the block to determine level along a second axis. A rasp is coupled to the block wherein the rasp is configured to abrade the drywall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Jess Andrade
  • Patent number: 11213960
    Abstract: Multi-tool devices and methods of customizing multi-tool devices in a web-based ordering system are provided. One embodiment of a multi-tool device includes a plurality of compartments, wherein each compartment is configured to house one or more attached tools, one or more removable tools, and/or one or more storage ports. Each compartment includes a moveable portion that is configured to be moveable with respect to the other portions. The multi-tool device further includes at least one pin configured to connect the plurality of compartments together. Each of the moveable portions of the compartments is configured to move between a storage position and a deployed position. When the moveable portions are arranged in their respective storage positions, an outer surface of the multi-tool device has a disk shape, an ellipsoid shape, a truncated ellipsoid shape, a spheroid shape, a truncated spheroid shape, a sphere shape, a truncated sphere shape, an ovoid shape, or a truncated ovoid shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: John Ambielli
  • Patent number: 10907315
    Abstract: A tire rupture device that includes a blade attached to a base member that rests on a ground surface when used. Upon activating a lock mechanism of the rupture device, a blade may be revealed and exposed that may be placed in front of a tire of a vehicle so that if an operator of the vehicle attempts to drive off, the blade ruptures and rapidly deflates the tire, thus rendering the vehicle generally immobilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Porta-Spike Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart G. Foster, Anthony C. Borrell
  • Patent number: 10786070
    Abstract: Certain configurations of a base and clip assembly that can couple to a pocket device are described. In some instances, the clip can removably couple to the base without the use of any external fasteners. Illustrations of the clip coupled to pocket devices such as knives, mobile devices and other devices that can fit into a pocket are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: CQ Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Hunter Young
  • Patent number: 10751890
    Abstract: A folding knife includes a handle having a butt end opposed to a head end. A blade is pivotally connected to the head end of the handle. The blade has a cutting edge, a retracted position in which at least a portion of the cutting edge is inside the handle, and an extended position in which a majority of the cutting edge is outside the handle. A spring bar is connected to the handle and has a first end biased toward the blade at the head end of the handle. An insert is connected to the first end of the spring bar and separates the first end of the spring bar from the blade when the blade moves between the retracted and extended positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microtech Knives, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Louis Marfione
  • Patent number: 10753855
    Abstract: There are provided a cross-cut test device and a cross-cut method capable of safely making incisions for testing the adhesion of a coating film at high-precision interval and depth under stable conditions using a simple operation. A cross-cut device, comprising: a plurality of blades respectively having an engagement hole; a fulcrum shaft for pivotably mounting thereon the blades parallel to each other and arranged in the blade thickness direction; and a blade holder for housing the blades pivotably mounted on the fulcrum shaft, wherein a magnet is interposed between the cutting edges and the coating film to be tested, and wherein the blades are pulled in the direction toward cutting edges by the magnetic force of the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Yoichiro Azuma
  • Patent number: 10710253
    Abstract: A tool having a first portion defining a housing for receiving a second portion mobile in rotation between a first inactive position and a second active position, said tool equipped with at least one locking device in at least one position of said second portion, said device having a portion pivoting about a shaft perpendicular to its largest dimension between at least one position where one end of the second portion is engaged in a notch formed in the end of the first portion, and another position where it is disengaged from said notch, said part being configured for a return to the inactive position by at least one return member, at least the elongated part, its pivot shaft and the at least one return member being cutout in the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Geoffroy Gautier
  • Patent number: 10695920
    Abstract: A folding knife has an elongated frame defining a major plane and having a pivot element at a pivot end and defining a pivot axis and the frame defining a blade receptacle, an elongated blade occupying the major plane having a tip end and a base end, a spine edge and a cutting edge, and opposed major faces, the base end connected to the pivot element, the blade being operable to pivot between a stowed position in which the blade is received in the blade receptacle and an extended position in which the tip end of the blade extends away from the frame, and the blade having a lock feature proximate the base end, a button lock element connected to the frame proximate the pivot element and operable to selectably engage the lock feature when the blade is in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HOGUE TOOL & MACHINE, INC.
    Inventor: James David Bruhns
  • Patent number: 10654180
    Abstract: A folding knife can include a handle portion, a pivot element, a blade, a locking element, a cap, and a rotatable wheel. The handle portion can comprise a first side portion and a second side portion. The blade can pivot about the pivot element between an open position and a closed position. The locking element can prevent disassembly of the first and second side portions when the locking element is in a locked position and allow disassembly of the first and second side portions when the locking element is in an unlocked position. The cap can be coupled to the first side portion adjacent the locking element. The pivot element can extend into the cap. The rotatable wheel can be disposed between the first and second side portions and can rotated to selectively retain the first and second side portions together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GB II Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Onion, Frank Huang
  • Patent number: 10568656
    Abstract: A medical knife configured such that a cutting blade does not face upward when placed on a stand. A medical knife (10) includes a handle (20) and a cutting portion (30). The handle (20) includes a protrusion (20a) that makes point contact with a flat surface or makes line contact with the flat surface along the axis of the handle when trying to place the medical knife on the flat surface with a cutting blade (30a) of the cutting portion (30) of the medical knife facing upward. Moreover, the protrusion (20a) makes contact with a horizontal surface at a position deviating from a position defined by a line extending downward vertically from the center of gravity of the medical knife (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MANI, INC.
    Inventors: Takatomo Saitoh, Masato Suda
  • Patent number: 10538002
    Abstract: A replaceable-blade folding knife configured for ease of use and ease of transportation in a pocket, bag, purse or otherwise. Embodiments of the present invention allow a user to alternatively open and close the folding knife of the present invention using a single hand. Embodiments of the present invention allow a user to replace a blade with commonly available blades without the need for specialized tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Korcraft LLC
    Inventor: Shane Korthuis
  • Patent number: 10464221
    Abstract: Folding knife embodiments are disclosed herein comprising a blade operable to pivot relative to a handle, between an open position and a closed position, about a pivot axis extending through a tang portion of the blade having at least one locking recess. The knife can have a locking mechanism comprising a rod that extends along the pivot axis through the tang portion and a locking member coupled to the rod which engages the at least one locking recess of the tang portion when the blade is in at least one of the open position or the closed position. The knife can further comprise a push button coupled to the rod, wherein depression of the push button is configured to eject the locking member from the locking recess in the blade, thereby unlocking the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GB II Corporation
    Inventor: Flavio Yuji Ikoma
  • Patent number: 10363672
    Abstract: A cutlery implement having a blade and resilient handle is disclosed. The blade has a proximal end, an opposed distal end, a cutting edge and a spine. The spine is disposed on a top side of the blade portion and generally opposed to the cutting edge. The cutlery implement also includes a handle coupled to the blade proximate the distal end of the blade. The handle includes an upper handle portion and a lower handle portion. The upper handle portion is disposed at or near the spine of the blade, and the lower handle portion is coupled to the upper handle portion. Either the upper handle portion or the lower handle is formed from a resilient polymer material, and the other is formed of a generally rigid material. A cavity containing a gel is defined between the lower handle portion and the upper handle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Corelle Brands Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Pat Kerulis, Karl Ludeman, Randy Soibel, Bing Zhong
  • Patent number: 10226871
    Abstract: A folding knife configured for rapid assembly and disassembly includes a blade and first and second handle portions. The first handle portion includes two engaging posts on the inner side, and the second handle portion has two engaging holes in the inner side. The engaging posts can extend respectively into the engaging holes so that the two handle portions form a complete handle. An engaging plate is provided in the handle and connected to a switch in the second handle portion. When the switch is pushed in one direction, the engaging plate engages with the engaging posts to prevent the engaging posts from disengaging from the engaging holes. Once the switch is pushed in the opposite direction, the engaging plate disengages from the engaging posts to allow the engaging posts to disengage from the engaging holes. The switch thus enables rapid assembly and disassembly of the folding knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GB II Corporation
    Inventor: Frank Huang
  • Patent number: 10189170
    Abstract: A locking folding knife includes a handle and a blade pivotally connected to the handle. The blade has a cutting edge and a first position in which at least a portion of the cutting edge is located within the handle and a second position in which a majority of the cutting edge is outside of the handle. A pocket is defined in a first surface of the handle. A through-cut is in the pocket, wherein the through-cut terminates in the pocket at an endpoint. A lock is integral with the handle and extends from the endpoint of the through-cut, wherein the lock engages with a portion of the blade in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony L. Marfione, A. Mark Mandeville
  • Patent number: 10150221
    Abstract: A utility knife assembly includes a case having a slot in which two blades are received. A resilient plate is secured in the slot and includes two resilient fingers to push the blades out from the slot. A switch unit is connected to the case and selectively activates either one of the two blades to be pivoted out from the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Yi Jhen Chen
  • Patent number: 10132342
    Abstract: A fastening structure is fastened to an object. The fastening structure includes a carbon fiber-reinforced resin, a metal collar and a fastener. The outer circumference of a metal collar has a tapered portion, which is inclined with respect to the central axis of the collar. The inner circumferential surface of a through hole in a carbon fiber-reinforced resin (“CFRP”) material has an abutting portion that contacts the tapered portion of the collar via an electrically insulating adhesive. The tilt angle of the tapered portion of the collar and of the abutting portion of the CFRP material are the same as the angle at which the displacement of the CFRP material in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the abutting portion due to thermal deformation resulting from temperature changes is balanced with the displacement of the collar in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the tapered portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Mori, Hiroshi Ookubo
  • Patent number: 10086506
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool is provided that is configured to provide ready access to individual tool members. In this regard, the tool may facilitate the identification and selection of a respective tool member and the subsequent unfolding of the tool member. The tool is also provided that has a structurally secure guard for one or more of the tool members, such as a knife blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Andro Purnomohadi, Benjamin C. Rivera, Blair Scott Barnes
  • Patent number: 9926909
    Abstract: A locking arrangement comprises a locking member having a longitudinal axis that is contained in a working plane where shear forces are concentrated when the locking member is in a locking position. The working plane is arranged substantially parallel to the axis of rotation of the parts to be locked when in said locking position in which at least one part of the wind turbine is prevented from being rotated relative to at least another part around said axis of rotation. A Wind turbine generator is provided having a rotor with a rotor flange portion and a stator with a stator flange portion, with both flange portions being complimentarily shaped and defining a locking housing for receiving said locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: GE Renewable Technologies Wind B.V.
    Inventors: Pere Cortada Acosta, Jordi Ayneto Pou
  • Patent number: 9815212
    Abstract: This invention is directed toward a versatile, low profile pocket tool. The pocket tool contains only a single backing plate and can be made without using any screws, pins, or other fasteners. In that way, the implements can easily be removed and interchanged. The stability of the pocket tool is gained by using an tabs that interlock around a track on the implement. This interlocking facilitates rotation and stability. In embodiments, there can be a single tab and a single track, or multiple tabs and multiple tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Caffeinate Labs Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Gregg Barr
  • Patent number: 9770834
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a plate-type utility knife comprising a blade carrier, a blade structure and a cover plate, wherein, the blade structure is mounted on the front part of the blade carrier, between the blade carrier and the cover plate, the cover plate makes the blade structure fixed on the blade carrier. The blade carrier includes a main blade carrier plate and a front blade carrier plate, the front blade carrier plate is located in front of the main blade carrier plate, a vacancy that contains the blade structure is arranged on the front side of the main blade carrier plate, the blade structure is arranged in the vacancy, a space for containing the cover plate is arranged on the front side of the front blade carrier plate, the cover plate is mounted in the space. The blade carrier includes a back blade carrier plate, the main blade carrier plate is located between the front blade carrier plate and the back blade carrier plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: Hangzhou Great Star Tools Co., Ltd, Hangzhou Great Star Industrial Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Weiyi Wang
  • Patent number: 9751221
    Abstract: An ambidexterous, springless folding knife mechanism allows a user to open and close the knife with the repetition of a single motion by either hand. This knife does not require any spring to open or retract the blade back into the handle. A lever link couples the knife handle and the knife blade in a hinged manner. Slight modifications of the mechanism will permit the blade to be opened to a variety of angles depending on the positioning of the mechanism during the initial design. Such modification would allows application of the mechanism to other folding hand tools. In the preferred embodiment, the open and closed position of the blade does not require the blade to travel a full 180 degrees but locks the blade in a substantially straight position for use. The mechanism allows knife operation by those with handicaps or dexterity issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew G. Aylsworth
  • Patent number: 9737999
    Abstract: According to one representative embodiment, a knife includes a handle having a forward end portion and a rear end portion, and a blade coupled to the forward end portion of the handle. The handle includes first and second opposing side portions, the first side portion including a cutting member at the rear end portion of the handle and the second side portion including an extension portion at the rear end portion of the handle. The extension portion extends rearwardly past the cutting member in the direction of the length of the handle. The cutting member and the extension portion are spaced apart from each other a distance sufficient to receive the side wall of the lid of a tobacco can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: GB II Corporation
    Inventor: Russ Kommer
  • Patent number: 9636829
    Abstract: A knife is provided that has at least one scale with multiple layers. A user can remove these layers to achieve the proper knife handle thickness. Further, the user may add various top layers to accommodate different applications of the knife. These features improve the utility of the knife and lower the cost for the user because the user does not have to buy multiple knives with different handle sizes and different handle types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9573282
    Abstract: A folding knife with a push button assisted-open mechanism is disclosed. The folding knife comprising a handle with at least two handle sides spaced apart and defining a blade cavity; a blade pivotally connected to the handle, wherein the blade comprises a drive pin connected to and extending out from a side of the blade; a toggle component pivotally connected to at least one of the at least two handle sides at a pivot pin, wherein the toggle component comprises a retaining notch; and a spring comprising an arcuate segment along a longitudinal axis of the spring. The spring is coupled to at least one of the at least two handle sides at one end and the toggle component at another end, wherein the drive pin is positioned within the retaining notch when at least part of the blade is folded into the blade cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Neptune Trading Inc.
    Inventor: Graeme Sheahan
  • Patent number: 9505141
    Abstract: A folding knife has dual operational mode. In a first modality, the knife is opened and closed manually. In a second modality, the knife is fully automatic. The user is able to switch between modalities with manipulation of a slider bar in the space between handle halves. The user is able to switch from the automatic mode into the manual mode, and vice versa, only when the blade is in the open position. A torsion spring around the pivot shaft connects the blade to the handle. The spring drives the blade open in the automatic operational mode and a switch mechanism is used to alternately engage and disengaged the spring from the blade. One end of the spring is fixed to the handle and the other end interacts with a groove in the tang of the blade when the switch mechanism is in the automatic position. A spacer bar that is part of the switch mechanism has a surface that is operable to laterally displace the spring relative to the blade groove when the switch is in the manual position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Benchmade Knife Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Wes Duey
  • Patent number: 9427878
    Abstract: A folding knife comprising a handle which includes a left cover and a right cover that are separated from each other by a space and that are connected to each other by at least one pin; a blade configured to rotate around an axle extending between the left cover and the right cover, the blade defining a means for attachment spaced apart from the axle by an offset distance; a helical torsion spring surrounding the pin, the spring having a first end that is fixed to the handle and a second end that is free to move in relation to the handle; and a connecting element that connects the free end of the spring to the means for attachment on the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Alltrade Tools LLC
    Inventor: Hector Ray Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9227330
    Abstract: A folding knife includes an elongated blade, an elongated handle, a disc-shaped cam, and a cam mechanism. The blade defines a cam-receiving aperture having a generally circular profile and a blade notch which is disposed adjacent to and which opens into the cam-receiving aperture. The handle includes a locking formation for releasable engagement with the blade notch. The configuration of the cam and the relative positions of the blade notch and the locking formation are such that when the blade is in the extended position, the locking formation is releasably captured in the blade notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Wilcospex (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventors: Michael William Fellows, Stephanus Richuard Conradie
  • Patent number: 9138903
    Abstract: Techniques involving a kicker assist mechanism and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe a device that includes a lever coupled to a stop-pin and configured to cause deployment of a blade from a handle of a folding knife. The lever may be configured to pivot about the stop-pin in response to a push or pull force directed at one end of the lever and engage the blade with an opposing end of the lever with a force to cause the deployment of the blade. The blade may be configured to deploy in a pivotal movement from a closed position of the folding knife to a deployed position in response to the force employed by the opposing end of the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Blade-Tech Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Isaac Vellekamp
  • Publication number: 20150101197
    Abstract: A safety knife includes a handle plate. The handle plate is made of a planar sheet of steel. The handle plate is formed as a handle plate frame including a handle plate upper portion and a handle plate lower portion. The handle plate upper portion is connected to the handle plate lower portion at distal ends of the handle plate upper portion and handle plate lower portion. A blade has a blade edge for cutting. The blade is mounted so that it swivels between an open position and closed position. A blade pivot allows at least 180° swiveling and the blade is mounted to the blade pivot. The blade pivot is located on a first end of the handle plate. The handle plate further includes a handle plate action member extending from a second end of the handle plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: KuoChen Feng
  • Patent number: 8978253
    Abstract: A modular spring assembly configured for interconnection with a folding tool is provided. The modular spring assembly may be positioned coaxially with a pivot axis of the folding tool and interconnected to the folding tool. In one embodiment, the modular spring assembly includes a cup and a torsion spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. Snyder
  • Patent number: 8973273
    Abstract: A chisel includes a blade and a first handle and second handle that are each rotatably coupled to the blade. The first handle forms a first channel adapted to receive a first side of the blade and the second handle forms a second channel adapted to receive a second side of the blade opposite the first side. The two handles are rotatable between an open and a closed position. In some cases, the two handles comprise a rotatable coupling such that the first handle and the second handle rotate with one another in opposite directions between the closed and open positions. The chisel further can have an over-center structure configured to impede rotation of the two handles from the closed toward the open position. In some cases, the two handles each form an interlocking component adapted to releasably couple the two handles when they are rotated to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Brown, Keith M. Lombardi, Vincent Cook
  • Patent number: 8966768
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a folding tool having a handle, a tool element and a ball bearing assembly. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the handle of the folding tool includes a first, second side panel and a first, second side panel liner wherein the ball bearing assembly is positioned between the first side panel liner and the second side panel liner. The ball bearing assembly includes a first bearing race and a second bearing race each race having a ball housing. A plurality of balls reside partially within each ball housing and are positioned to contact an adjacent side surface of the tang of the tool element thereby allowing the plurality of balls to roll along opposing sides of the tang as the tool element is pivoted from the open position to the closed position. In some embodiments, the tool element is a knife blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: GB II Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Onion
  • Patent number: 8959779
    Abstract: A multi-angle positioned foldable knife includes a knife body (1), a handle (2) and a pin (3). The knife body (1) is pivotally connected with the handle (2) through the pin (3). A cam (4) is arranged on the connecting end of the knife body (1), and snap openings (41) on the outer edge of the cam are provided to position the knife body (1) at multi-angle relative to the handle (2). A positioning button (5) is arranged on the connecting end of the handle (2), and a snap edge (51) is provided on the interior end of the button (5). The snap edge (51) can connect with a snap opening (41) on the outer edge of the cam (4). Compared with prior art, the foldable knife has simple structure, controlled angle, safe use, convenient operation, simple preparation etc. The knife body (1) can be positioned at multi foldable position. Additionally, the rotation of the knife body (1) can be achieved only by pressing the button (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kunjek Handtools & Hardware Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hao Wen
  • Patent number: 8938883
    Abstract: A folding knife for applying a cutting action includes a blade assembly having a guard configured to cover the cutting edge of the blade when the knife is not in use. The guard is maintained in a normally blade covered position by a resilient member. The blade guard has a guard actuator for providing at least one motion for a user to move the blade guard from the normally blade covered position to an un-guarded or cutting position. The knife further includes an actuator for unlocking the blade assembly from the closed position to a locked open position. Upon depression of the actuator, the blade assembly will automatically open to a locked open position from a locked closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Allway Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Gringer, Yuan Fang Cheng
  • Patent number: 8893389
    Abstract: A folding tool includes a handle and an implement pivotally coupled to the handle. The implement is adapted to travel between a closed position and an open position. The implement includes a tang having a contoured surface. The folding tool also includes a locking device movable between a locked position and an unlocked position along an axis that is transverse to a plane defined by the implement. The folding tool further includes a cantilever spring having a first end coupled to the handle and a second end adapted to interact with the tang of the implement. The spring exerts a closing force on the implement when the blade is in a closed position. The spring exerts an opening force on the implement during at least a portion of the travel of the implement between the closed position and the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fiskars Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Freeman
  • Publication number: 20140325847
    Abstract: A utility knife comprises a body with a knife blade storable within the body and one or more magnets coupled to the knife body. The magnets are able to be embedded within the body or embedded with an adapter that is configured to removably couple with the utility knife. In some embodiments, the knife blade folds out from a side of the body and into an operable position. Alternatively, in some embodiments, the knife blade slides out of a top of the body and into the operable position. The utility knife is able to magnetically couple with a base comprising a magnetically attractable surface. The utility knife is securable to the base in a vertical orientation and a horizontal orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Andre A. Woolery
  • Patent number: 8863394
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a folding knife having a blade pivotally connected to a handle. A resilient locking arm has a first end fixed inside to the handle and a second end extending slantingly toward the blade when the blade is received in the handle. A positioning plate is movably positioned in the handle, and has a first end extending outside to the handle. Once the blade is received in the handle, the positioning plate engages with the resilient locking arm. However, when the blade is rotated out of the handle completely, the second end of the resilient locking arm presses against the end of the blade in a locked position, and thereby the positioning plate disengages with the resilient locking arm and presses against the resilient locking arm to avoid the blade from being out of the locked position and rotated into the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Yen-Fen Lo
  • Publication number: 20140251099
    Abstract: An exemplary aspect comprises a scissors apparatus comprising: (a) a first member comprising a first handle component and a first blade component; and (b) a second member comprising a second handle component and a second blade component; said second member connected to said first member and pivotally movable with respect to said first member between a fully closed position and a fully open position, and said second handle component configured to enclose a sharpened portion of said first blade component when said first and second members are in said fully open position. An exemplary method aspect comprises operating any of the apparatus aspects and embodiments as scissors; opening said apparatus so that said first and second members are in said fully open position; and operating said apparatus as a single-blade cutting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Sonia COVARRUBIAS-GARCIA, Faris ELMASU, Kate Sarah VALLON, Nicholas OXLEY
  • Publication number: 20140245615
    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: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: GB II Corporation, dba Columbia River Knife & Tool Company
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Onion
  • Patent number: 8813368
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns embodiments of a folding knife having a locking mechanism for locking a blade in open and/or closed positions. The locking mechanism a first locking element on the blade and a corresponding second locking element on the handle that is adapted to engage the first locking element when the blade is in open and/or closed positions. The blade can be mounted on a leaf spring in the handle for pivotal movement relative to the handle between the open and closed positions. The leaf spring functions to support the blade and provide a biasing force that resiliently biases in a direction laterally toward the second locking element on the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: GB II Corporation
    Inventor: Edward Tate VanHoy
  • Patent number: 8806760
    Abstract: A multifunctional hairdresser's tool, with which, in combination with an assortment of replaceable blades, different cutting techniques can be carried out. The tool comprises a holder (1) with a handle (3) in which a blade is held by a coupling system. The blade can be fixed in various positions. The assortment of replaceable blades varies from an adapted design of a known type of blade to different completely new types of blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Mathias Theodorus Maria Moons
  • Patent number: 8783141
    Abstract: A folding knife with retractable pocket clip that moves in an arc between retracted and deployed positions generally within the same pivot plane as a pivotally folding blade and whose movement between retracted and deployed positions is coordinated through direct contact with the blade so that the clip is automatically deployed for use as the blade is pivoted into a storage position and automatically retracted when the blade is pivoted to a position for use. The pocket clip is configured to be uniquely sheltered from snagging hazards and to secure the folding knife to a pocket by means of a unique retentive characteristic resulting from localized tension advantageously generated along the pocket edge and maintained by compression exerted upon the body of the knife as it rests within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Caswell
  • Patent number: 8776380
    Abstract: A retractable blade knife includes a body, a handle lever and a blade holder assembly. The blade holder assembly is mounted to the distal end of the body to pivot between a retracted position in which a cutting edge is concealed within the body and an extended position in which a cutting edge is exposed. The handle lever is mounted to the body at a pivot joint that is located between the opposite ends of both the lever member and the body so that the handle lever can pivot between an open position and a closed position. A pin at the distal end of the handle lever is received for sliding movement by a slot in the blade holder assembly so that when the handle lever is urged from the open position to the closed position, the blade holder assembly rotates from the retracted position to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Elwood Dean Quimby, Hubert Josef Bung
  • Patent number: 8776381
    Abstract: A folding knife having a handle, a blade pivotably coupled to the handle, and a liner includes a liner lock and a first pivot member that is a post, pin, rod, or other structure having a shape adapted to be slidably received in the second arcuate opening of the blade. The liner further includes a first arcuate opening that has an enlarged end portion and an axis approximately perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the handle adapted for slidably receiving the second pivot member of the blade. A tang of the blade includes the second pivot member, and the second arcuate opening that has an enlarged end portion and an axis approximately parallel to the longitudinal axis of the blade. An extended tang portion, or flipper, extends downward from the tang. The handle also includes an opposing liner arranged alongside the liner in the handle with the blade positioned therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Onion
  • Patent number: 8745878
    Abstract: A folding knife locking mechanism is provided which maintains the open and closed positions associated with the folding knife. A carrier assembly for the locking mechanism for changing the folding knife from the closed to the open position is also disclosed. In one embodiment, the folding knife comprises a carrier assembly for positioning a spherical locking mechanism against the tang of the knife, without the need for scales or other retaining elements typical in prior art knives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric G. Glesser
  • Patent number: 8707564
    Abstract: A hand saw includes a saw blade, a handle, and a blade carrier. The saw further includes a blade clamp assembly having a locking member that removably couples the saw blade to the blade carrier so that the saw blade pivots with the blade carrier about a pivot axis. An actuating button is manually movable generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the saw blade by the user between an engaged position and a disengaged position. In the engaged position, the actuating button engages the blade carrier to retain the blade carrier and the saw blade in one of an extended position and a folded position. In the disengaged position, the actuating button is disengaged from the blade carrier so that the blade carrier and the saw blade can be pivoted between the extended and the folded positions of the saw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Wade Burch, Michael S. Steele, Jason R. Crowe, Michael Naughton
  • Patent number: 8707563
    Abstract: A cutting tool having a body, a first scissors tool coupled with the body and having a first pair of blades cooperating to define a first cutting pattern, and a second scissors tool coupled with the body and having a second pair of blades cooperating to define a second cutting pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Limiri, LLC
    Inventor: Lisa A. Avery