Cutting Tools Patents (Class 30/165)
  • Patent number: 10569318
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus and a cutting blade is capable of restraining a highly-viscous substance from bending while preventing damage to a blade edge part. A pair of the cutting blades are configured for an approaching/separating movement, and the cutting blades are arranged with blade edge parts facing each other while having thickness directions oriented in the same direction. The cutting blades each have a gradually increasing thickness increased from a blade edge leading end toward a blade root part and have blade edge parts that are offset from one another in the thickness direction of the cutting blades. Each of the cutting blades has a surface in the thickness direction made of a material having a hardness lower than the blade edge part of the other cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NITTAN VALVE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaharu Takahashi, Kazuhiro Ohyou
  • Patent number: 10442094
    Abstract: The present invention is a multipurpose machete assembly comprising of a no tool removable handle/scales, a ferrocium rod or bottle with cap holder or mount and a multi-purpose blade. The blade has a spur knife for precision work, a gut hook, a spear point/digging point, a recessed area for holding dirt, a cooking pan, a special toothed high efficiency saw, a hook/gaff, a forward lanyard hole, a hammer/pommel/knob, a flat area for scrapping, a long strait or flat section for using as a draw knife, and holes through blade for processing cordage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Robert F. Weir
  • Patent number: 10314606
    Abstract: An endoscopic surgical blade is disclosed. The blade is of a low-profile design, having a downward angled cutting surface that is radiused at its upper end. The blade is part of an endoscopic knife assembly which also contains a knife tube. The endoscopic knife assembly is for use in endoscopic surgery by insertion of the assembly through a slotted cannula. The knife tube is hollow and allows the insertion of an endoscope for viewing of the surgical procedure. A method for a performing an operative procedure on a target tissue in a subject using an endoscopic knife assembly having a low-profile, downward angled blade is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: A.M. SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Ather Mirza, Romi Mirza
  • Patent number: 10070571
    Abstract: Devices, implements, tools and methods for cleaning undesirable growth and debris from crevices, cracks and spaces in sidewalks, walkways, driveways, and wood decks with a grippable handle having a bent nail type metal rod at one end with a socket having interior threads at an opposite end that can be directly manipulated in one's hand or as an attachment to the end of an elongated handle having a threaded end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: RLR Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Rodney L. Brown
  • Patent number: 9718197
    Abstract: A composite knife made from layers of Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) is disclosed. It includes a middle layer of fibrous preform including a hard insert placed longitudinally at its periphery. The hard insert, after sharpening, represents the cutting blade portion of the composite knife. The composite knife further includes a carrier which forms the load bearing member of the cutting blade, as well as forming the integral handle of the composite knife. The carrier portion of the composite knife includes at least one top and at least one bottom layers of fibrous preform, sandwiching the middle layer that contains the cutting edge portion of the knife. A metallic material is infiltrated within the fibrous preforms and extends throughout the composite blade structure forming the MMC knife, the metallic material bonding the middle layer within the carrier, and bonding the top and bottom surface of the hard insert within the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CPS Technologies Corp
    Inventors: Richard Adams, James Sorensen
  • Patent number: 9456837
    Abstract: A device and method for minimally invasive tendon sheath release is presented herein. The device and method enables a surgeon to cut (“open”) a pulley that is obstructing a nodule and keeping a tendon from sliding smoothly. A guide probe of the device is inserted through a small incision and is used to find the edge of the pulley. Once found, the probe is guided to an end of the pulley. Proper placement of the device may be confirmed through the use of ultrasound. After proper position is assured, a hemi-cannula may be moved over the guide probe to isolate the pulley from the surrounding tissue. A retractable cutting shaft is then used to sever the pulley. A dilation device may be inserted prior to the insertion of the spherical tipped guide probe to dilate the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: SonicSurg Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Michael Jurbala
  • Patent number: 9167866
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a device, kit, and related method for an adhesive film for application to the sole of a shoe. More specifically, the film is easily attached to the shoe sole so that a user may decorate their shoe soles and continuously change the appearance of the soles of a single pair of shoes instead of purchasing multiple shoes of a variety of styles. It also serves as a shoe sole protector, as it covers the original sole protecting it from wear and abrasion. A cutting device to trim the film to size without trimming the shoe material is also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Nathan Y. Neal
  • Publication number: 20150135498
    Abstract: An interchangeable tool for use with a hexagonal key having at least a first male end with six facets which form a hexagonal profile includes a first interchangeable tip comprising a body and a head extending from the body. The body includes a female receptacle having an opening open to an exterior of the first interchangeable tip, with the female receptacle having six facets that form a hexagonal profile. The hexagonal profile is sized and dimensioned to matingly receive the first male end of the hexagonal key, with the head having at least one tool element. Related interchangeable tool sets are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Tanuki Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Archer Gillikin
  • Publication number: 20150075008
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a kitchen knife for trimming food ingredients in a kitchen or galley, and more particularly, relates to a self-standing hygienic safety kitchen knife which is adapted to be able to maintain a hygienic state when the knife is placed on a chopping board or sink, by ensuring that the knife blade portion is separated from the deck such that extraneous material does not stick to the knife blade for trimming the food ingredients and such that water on the knife blade falls towards a ground surface. The self standing hygiene kitchen knife of the present invention is a kitchen knife having a handle, wherein the handle is formed so as to have a circular cross section, and the centre of gravity of the handle is formed in the lower part of the handle in the knife-blade direction, and where the knife blade is concerned, the knife blade is constituted spaced a predetermined distance inwards from the outer surface of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Sung-Jun Oh
  • Patent number: 8978254
    Abstract: An replacement blade knife includes a replaceable blade, a blade holder and a blade lock. The replaceable blade includes an opening adjacent to its base edge. The blade holder includes a blade recess for receiving the replaceable blade and a boss corresponding to the opening in the blade which projects from the surface of the blade recess. The boss has a low portion that is no thicker than the replaceable blade and a raised portion that extends above the surface of the replaceable blade. The blade lock pivots on the blade holder between an opened position for receiving the replaceable blade and a closed position for retaining the replaceable blade. The blade lock also includes an opening for receiving the boss of the blade holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: James Dale White
  • Publication number: 20150040404
    Abstract: In described embodiments, a knife includes a blade having a distal tip and a proximal heel and a handle extending proximally from the heel. The handle is sized such that no more than three fingers of a user fit around the handle. A method of using the knife is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Rigas
  • Patent number: 8943935
    Abstract: A knife including a blade section having a sharp edge, a J-shaped section, and a handle section connected to the J-shaped section. The J-shaped section may have a bottom portion connected to a stem portion, and a substantially uniform thickness. The sharp edge may have a thickness which is substantially less than the substantially uniform thickness of the J-shaped section. The handle section may have a thickness which is substantially greater than the uniform thickness of the J-shaped section. The blade section, the J-shaped section, and the handle section may be configured so that a person can place an index finger of the person so that an end of the index finger contacts the bottom portion of the J-shaped section and a length of the index finger contacts the stem portion of the J-shaped section, while simultaneously one or more further fingers of the person grip the handle section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Master Cutlery Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan W. Qian
  • Publication number: 20150029702
    Abstract: The Utility Tool includes a handle, a blade holder, and blade with the blade offset from the handle to facilitate making corner cuts with one edge of the resulting cut being coplanar with one side of the corner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Foley
  • Publication number: 20140373862
    Abstract: Provided is an implement that has a handle adapted to be positioned on a user's hand such that the user's hand goes through the handle. The handle has an aperture that is adapted to accept a user's hand. The implement of the present invention may have a wide variety of implements as described herein. Particular implements include, for example, personal care implements such as, eating utensils, a toothbrush or a hair care implement, such as, a hairbrush or comb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Frank James Prokop, III, J. Robert Snypp, III, Ronald Cleveland Barbas, Kevin M. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20140251098
    Abstract: A knife including a blade section having a sharp edge, a J-shaped section, and a handle section connected to the J-shaped section. The J-shaped section may have a bottom portion connected to a stem portion, and a substantially uniform thickness. The sharp edge may have a thickness which is substantially less than the substantially uniform thickness of the J-shaped section. The handle section may have a thickness which is substantially greater than the uniform thickness of the J-shaped section. The blade section, the J-shaped section, and the handle section may be configured so that a person can place an index finger of the person so that an end of the index finger contacts the bottom portion of the J-shaped section and a length of the index finger contacts the stem portion of the J-shaped section, while simultaneously one or more further fingers of the person grip the handle section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan W. Qian
  • Publication number: 20140190713
    Abstract: A guide and control assembly of a battery driven portable handheld power tool (1) is provided, which guide and control assembly (10) comprises a main handle (20) of the tool, arranged to be gripped by a hand of an operator, in an operating position, so as to permit the operator to carry and guide the power tool (1) with the hand during operational use thereof, a recessed user interaction panel (30) comprising a plurality of user input devices (31, 31?, 31?) and a first status indicating device (32), the user interaction panel (30) being formed in a panel receiving portion (41) of a housing (40) of the power tool (1), wherein the user interaction panel is positioned such that the user input devices (31) are reachable by a thumb of the operator when the hand is in the operating position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Pär Martinsson, Oskar Bergquist, Mikael Racov, Johan Svennung, Johan Björnlinger
  • Publication number: 20140157605
    Abstract: A thermal exchange food processing device is comprised of a thermal conductive body, thermal insulation layer and phase change material. The thermal conductive body consists of an acting region and an inner thermal conductive region disposed in accordance to and in thermal connection to the acting region. The thermal insulation layer has a lower thermal conductivity coefficient compared with the thermal conductive body and encapsulates at least in part the thermal conductive body, so that the acting region of the thermal conductive body is exposed while remaining regions of the thermal conductive body other than the acting region are thermally insulated from ambient temperature; wherein the thermal conductive body alone or together with the thermal insulation layer defines an accommodation space and the inner thermal conductive region is disposed to face the accommodation space; and the phase change material disposed within the accommodation space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: GIXIA GROUP CO.
    Inventors: Jung-Ya Hsieh, Yung-Fu Lin
  • Publication number: 20140072794
    Abstract: Examples of computing devices including a processor, memory, and a display device housed within the same enclosure are described. In examples, the display device, which may include a cover glass, may be attached to the enclosure using a multilayer adhesive member, the multilayer adhesive including a first adhesive layer and a second adhesive layer disposed on opposite sides of a foam layer. The first and/or second adhesive layers may include two or more layers of a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA), which may be separated using one or more adhesive carrier films. In examples, the first and/or second adhesive layers may include a low tack (e.g. removable) PSA for adhering to surfaces of the display and enclosure and for facilitation removal and re-workability of the adhesive joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Alan Rundle, David Phillip Tarkington, Michelle Goldberg, Matthew P. Casebolt, Robert Sean Murphy
  • Publication number: 20130333226
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a device having two arms connected together at a first end. At the second end of the first arm the device has a gripping member. At the second end of the second arm is a slitting member. The gripping member and slitting member meet together in order to puncture and tear open a snack bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Barbara A Greadington, Robert E Sharpton
  • Patent number: 8448552
    Abstract: A cutting guide, and a method for slicing a solid, cuttable workpiece such as vegetables, meat and other items in said cutting guide, comprising a plurality of flights of a coiled material defining an end, a midsection and an opposite end, having an overall length determined by the number and gauge of said flights longitudinally to the major axis of said plurality of flights and any gap there between, that is held in a polymer base having mortises in said polymer base surface, that defines an interior region into which a workpiece may be placed, and an exterior affording access to said interior and any workpiece disposed therein for a knife or other cutting tool, via said gaps between said flights, to enable said workpiece to be cut into or cut through by said knife or cutting tool, transverse to said length or major axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: William Andrew Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20130118311
    Abstract: A device, and a method of making the device, having a blank having a rigid handle at a proximal end and a flexible operative end at a distal end are described. The rigid handle and the flexible operative end are joined to each other such that the flexible operative end is configured to be in an arced position when at rest and unopposed, and to resiliently flex to a substantially straight position when opposed. The rigid handle and the flexible operative end may be joined to each other between a pivot point and a proximal end of the device. The device may form hybrid scissors or hybrid forceps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: TRI-MEDICS
    Inventors: Bradley BENDER, Michael SCHULER, Jeffrey I. LASNER
  • Publication number: 20130104405
    Abstract: A cutter apparatus includes a housing configured for gripping by a hand, a blade holder and/or blade coupled to the housing, a guard secured to the housing, and a handle coupled to the housing via an engagement interface configured to allow a user of the cutter apparatus to selectively interfit together the housing and the handle in multiple different cutter apparatus configurations including a pair of configurations in which the guard, in relation to each configuration, faces the blade from right and left sides, respectively, of the cutter apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph P. Garavaglia, Brandon L. Spoelstra, Markus E. Gropl, Mark Marinovich
  • Publication number: 20130104403
    Abstract: A knife with a handle attached to the blade is described. The handle extends horizontally down the spine towards the tip and vertically down the heel to cover a portion of the blade. The inventive knife is particularly suited for use when choking up. The handle of the knife extends beyond the bolster, or where the bolster would typically be on a knife, and covers a portion of the spine and heel of the knife. The shape and positioning of the handle provides a useful, comfortable handle surface for the forefinger, thumb and palm when choking up on the knife. In contrast to prior art knives, the present invention provides a protection to the user's hand which is integral with the handle of the knife therefore prevents any protective elements from slipping out of place during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Brendan Stokes
  • Publication number: 20130061475
    Abstract: A cutter (or other hand tool) includes a housing with a handle that is sized and shaped to fit in the palm of a hand, the housing being configured to provide multiple hand-housing interfaces favorable to natural accommodation of the hand while using the cutter (or other hand tool). The hand-housing interfaces can include one or more interfaces that accommodate the hand at a neutral wrist position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph L. Lutgen, Markus E. Gropl, Brandon L. Spoelstra, Joseph P. Garavaglia
  • Publication number: 20130031735
    Abstract: This disclosure may disclose, inter alia, devices, systems, and methods for cleaning or removing contamination from a lens, or for increasing visibility of a lens during surgery. For example, a device with a handle actuated element is disclosed. The device includes a shaft that includes a rod, an element coupled to a distal tip of the rod, and a handle coupled to a proximal end of the rod. Actuation of the handle into a first position may cause the handle to be configured in a substantially hexagonal shape and may cause deployment of the element from the shaft. Actuation of the handle into a second position may cause the handle to be configured in a substantially rectangular shape and may cause retraction of the element into the shaft. The device may be introduced into an abdomen, and an element on the device can be deployed during surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: MISDER LLC
    Inventors: Marc I. Brand, David Stienmier, Kenneth W. Maydew
  • Publication number: 20130025134
    Abstract: A rolling bearing strip for a power operated rotary knife providing bearing support for rotation of a rotary knife blade with respect to a blade housing. The rolling bearing strip includes: a plurality of rolling bearings disposed in spaced apart relation; and a flexible separator cage for positioning the plurality of spaced apart rolling bearings, the flexible separator cage including interlocking first and second ends, the first end of the separator cage including a wall defining a projecting member and the second end of the separator cage including a wall defining a receiving member, the first end projecting member and the second end receiving member being in opposed facing relationship and the first end projecting member extending into the second end receiving member to secure the first end to the second end and form an annular, continuous rolling bearing ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Bettcher Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Mascari, Jeffrey A. Whited
  • Publication number: 20120284995
    Abstract: A press for securing a captive screw assembly within a hole in a panel cover. The press is supported from the panel cover as it is operated and includes a tool for extracting the captive screw assembly from the panel cover hole when the captive screw assembly is no longer functional. The extraction tool engages a bottom end of the captive screw and severs the flare on the ferrule of the captive screw assembly that anchors the assembly to the hole in the panel cover. A captive screw assembly is also described that has a knurled end that anchors the captive screw assembly to a hole in the panel cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Paul David Andrews
  • Publication number: 20120260505
    Abstract: The invention discloses a utility knife preventing its blade from accidental detachment. Prior utility knives may lose constraint on the blade due to tilting of the retaining member when the blade receives external force from the blade holder pulling outward, causing the blade to detach accidentally from the blade holder. In the present invention, the line of the action force in the engagement area of blade and retaining member extends over the axis of axle pin where the retaining member is mounted, so that when the blade receives external force pulling it outward from the blade holder, a counterclockwise torque is formed to the retaining member to allow the retaining member constrain the blade more tightly and thus prevent the blade from accidental detachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Jianping Qiu
  • Publication number: 20120222315
    Abstract: A new and improved cutting instrument is provided having an enhanced coating. The coating includes titanium, chromium, nitrogen and carbon elements and provides increased wear resistance. The coating can be applied to a variety of metal and non-metallic substrates, which include scissors and knife blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Larry Buchtmann, Gary Pia
  • Publication number: 20120192435
    Abstract: A plastic cutlery item molded from a plastic material, such as polystyrene, having a metallic coating that imparts to this cutlery item the appearance of metal cutlery or silverware. In one embodiment the plastic cutlery or tableware items are molded using injection molding techniques, and subjected to a vacuum metallizing process in an individualized non-contiguous manner, where a thin metallic layer is deposited on at least one of their surfaces. The resultant items simulate the appearance of metal cutlery or tableware. In one embodiment of the invention the plastic cutlery or tableware articles are molded from a clear polystyrene resin and are coated with a thin stainless steel layer through vacuum sputtering deposition on only one of the sides. The abrasion resistance of the metallic coating can be enhanced by subjecting the articles to a post-metallizing holding period or by applying a clear protective overcoat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Ashish K. Mithal, David Gordon, Thomas E. Ellsworth, Raymond Chan, William A. Gallop
  • Publication number: 20120151777
    Abstract: A knife is provided with a balance adjusting feature. The knife may have a blade and a handle tang. The handle has at least one balance mount, each balance mount comprising an aperture in the tang. Each balance mount is configured to accept at least one balance weight. By connecting or disconnecting weights from the balance mounts, the center of mass of the knife changes, thus permitting a user to customize the balance of the knife.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Douglas S. Ritter
  • Publication number: 20120079722
    Abstract: A tri pointed shaped utility blade that has a sharp edge around its outer periphery or said perimeter sides. Each of the three perimeter sides is divided into two sections. This makes a total of six sections and this specific shape is arranged into six cutting edge lines. Each of the sections contains a separate cutting edge. This special arrangement provides six individual cutting edges on one blade. The blade can be placed into special utility knives six different ways into a defined location, thereby providing the user with six individual cutting edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Elwood Dean Quimby, Hubert J. Bung
  • Publication number: 20120079728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a saw blade with teeth, at least one of said teeth being set and said teeth have at least one continuously continuous sharp edge that is common to the teeth and, in a main plane of extension of the saw blade and prior to setting, has either a pure sinusoidal shape or a modified sinusoidal shape. The present invention also relates to a knife and a saw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: KAPMAN AB
    Inventor: Henrik Sjöholm
  • Publication number: 20120079723
    Abstract: A chef knife is provided. The chef knife includes a blade and a handle. The blade has a length and a spine, wherein the spine of the blade defines a flat surface running the entire length of the blade. The spine of the blade protrudes outward from the handle, such that the spine rises above the top surface of the handle. The blade has a cutting edge, wherein the cutting edge extends below and under the handle. The blade has a depth, which depth increases from the point of the blade to the heel of the blade. Under the condition that the knife is oriented in the cutting position, the handle is angled downward with respect to the plane defined by the flat surface of the spine and the handle is angled upward with respect to the plane defined by a main portion of the cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Dwaine E. Owens
  • Publication number: 20110289781
    Abstract: A child safe paper trimmer device is utilizable by children and those lacking hand eye coordination or hand strength to conveniently utilize typical scissors arrangements. A child safe cutting blade is rotatably mounted so that it can be moved in any direction across a work surface, such as paper, to make a desired cut. A variety of mounting and tethering approaches are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: John R. Devecka
  • Patent number: 8037612
    Abstract: A handheld tactical knife comprising a hilt and an elongated knife blade with a substantially triangular cross section. A spine runs on the top of said elongated knife blade, and tapers from the hilt to a tip of the blade. A main cutting edge is located on the bottom of said elongated knife blade, and at least one scallop is cut into the main cutting edge. At least one scallop transitions into a gut hook with a gut hook tip, and a flat spreading surface is located between the gut hook tip and the tip of the blade. The substantially triangular cross section of the elongated knife blade transitions to a substantially trapezoidal cross section at the flat spreading surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventors: Jeremiah Hansen, Thomas Della-Penna
  • Publication number: 20110138540
    Abstract: A multi-function tool apparatus and system, comprising a handle and a utility blade having a structure that accommodates a plurality of functions, thus, reducing the number of ancillary tools required by a painter. The handle includes a butt end that is a screwdriver in threaded engagement with the handle. The screwdriver can be removed to expose a shaft and several screwdriver bits. The butt end includes a bolt in threaded engagement with the butt end. The bolt can be removed to attach an elongated pole to allow the apparatus to reach remote areas. The structure of the utility blade allows functions including but not limited to: scraping; putty spreading; caulk scraping; can opening, can closing; roller wiping; cutting; torquing hex nuts on spray guns; nail pulling, nail driving and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: Union Rich USA
    Inventors: Terry Kinskey, Matthew Williams
  • Publication number: 20110113635
    Abstract: A pruning lopper with an adjustable attachment mechanism to provide for versatile cuts of tree branches and shrubs. The attachment mechanism is a ball joint that can rotate in an x-direction, a y-direction, around the axis of rotation of the pole, or any combination of the three. A pulley system internal to the pole prevents entanglement with tree branches while in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: Corona Clipper, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyok Lee, Timothy Edward Atnip, Kevin Wong
  • Publication number: 20110094111
    Abstract: A food processing tool particularly suited for processing garlic and the like generally includes a main body having a tray configured to allow garlic to be passed back and forth across the tray for processing as desired. The main body optionally includes a pair of opposing guides positioned on opposing lateral sides of the tray and a plurality of ribs provided along either a portion or the entirety of the tray to reduce friction and improve the sliding ability of the garlic along the ribs and therefore the tray. A main slicing blade and one or more pluralities of blades are provided to slice, mince, or julienne cut the garlic. A pusher and cap is configured to selectively allow or restrict rotational movement of the cap and garlic for different orientations when cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Hauser, Ricky Wai Kit Chan, Joanna Clark
  • Publication number: 20100251553
    Abstract: A cutting edge system for cutting leather includes a replaceable beveled cutting edge with a stabilizing ridged side wall translating downward and forward pressure through hide slicing motions, a wrist accommodating set-off cutting edge holder which reduces movement of the cutting edge in relating to the holder, enhancing translation of downward pressure to forward hide slicing motion, biasing the knife point of balance from the edge to the holder, and a thumb configured control and guide support integral with said holder. A cutting edge system can further include first and second shank halves seating said cutting edge and forming a shank, first and second holder halves sandwiching said shank and said cutting edge, and one or more pins and one or more rivets securing said holder, shank, and cutting edge as one unit. A cutting edge system can further include a butt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Kummer
  • Patent number: 7793419
    Abstract: A cutting and forming tool assembly is disclosed that cuts and forms many types of material while remaining easy to use. The tool assembly may include a cutting or forming and an underlying board. The cutting and forming tool has a drive assembly and a shaft assembly contained within a housing. The shaft assembly of the tool assembly reciprocates and at least partially rotates during each reciprocating motion. The housing may be of various shapes and configurations, such as for example egg-shaped, computer mouse-shaped, or pen-shaped. The drive shaft contains a tip that protrudes from an opening in a lower portion of the housing during at least a portion of a downward stroke of the shaft assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Crayola, LLC
    Inventor: John Maxim
  • Publication number: 20100175269
    Abstract: The invention relates to dining and/or serving cutlery made of a steel material which is formed from a ferritic core with an essentially martensitic boundary layer. In the dining and/or serving cutlery of the invention, the surface hardness of the boundary layer, determined according to the hardness test according to Vickers HV 3, is thereby greater by 30 to 300% than the lowest hardness of the core, likewise measured according to Vickers HV 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Cornelius Boerner, Guenter Buehlmaier, Wolfgang Friz, Alexander Kiefer, Martin Neumayer, Theda Staudinger
  • Publication number: 20100170095
    Abstract: A knife having an interlocking arrangement between handle assembly and the blade assembly provides a durable connection between the knife's blade and handle. Additionally, by directly connecting the blade assembly to the hilt section of the knife, the connection between the blade assembly and handle assembly is not only strong, but also, the size of the blade is not limited by the size of the hilt section on the handle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: A.G. Russell
  • Patent number: 7740719
    Abstract: A cutter is composed of a Ni—Cr alloy containing from 32 to 44 mass percent of Cr, from 2.3 to 6.0 mass percent of Al, the balance being Ni, impurities, and additional trace elements and having a Rockwell C hardness of 52 or more. This Ni—Cr alloy provides a cutter produced with a superior workability and by a significantly simplified process, having a low deterioration in the hardness even when heated in use, having excellent corrosion resistance and low-temperature embrittlement resistance, and satisfactorily maintaining the cutting performance for a long time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomohisa Arai, Takashi Rokutanda, Tadaharu Kido
  • Publication number: 20100107419
    Abstract: An eating utensil such as a disposable plastic fork, spoon, knife, or combination thereof, is combined with at least one oral cleaning device such as a toothpick, interdental pick, brush, tongue cleaner and/or a dental flosser for personal use after eating in a location where oral cleaning facilities may not be otherwise available. In some embodiments the oral cleaning device may be permanently attached to the eating utensil, which can serve as a handle for using the oral cleaning device. In other embodiments the oral cleaning device may be displaced in a snap-off or bend-away manner at score lines to expose the oral cleaning device for use, either still attached to the utensil or removed for separate use, optionally configured with a thumb-finger grip tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Jackson L. Crisp
  • Publication number: 20100101100
    Abstract: Handheld tactical knife combining structural features of a structurally advantageous and stress distributing base cross section (FIG. 2A), a penetrating tip (220), tapers in perpendicular axis along the blade length (FIG. 2, FIG. 3), and a cutting edge (212). The preferred embodiment contains scallops (214), a gut hook (218), and a penetrating chisel-type tip (220).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Jeremiah John Hansen, Thomas John Della-Penna
  • Patent number: 7652438
    Abstract: A drive arrangement for a hand-guided working machine for agriculture, forestry and horticulture applications. The drive arrangement comprises an electric motor, a DC power source for electrical energy, and a control apparatus for the electric motor which is fed from the DC power source. The electric motor has a specific, in particular linear, characteristic curve between the electric current which is consumed by the electric motor and the rotational speed of an output shaft of the electric motor. The control apparatus has current-limiter which limits the current which flows through the electric motor to a maximum value in order to protect the electric motor against overloading. The control apparatus limits the current consumption of the electric motor in a range of low rotational speeds to values which are considerably smaller than the characteristic curve values which are given for these rotational speeds by the characteristic curve of the electric motor, as a function of the rotational speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co KG
    Inventor: Heiko Rosskamp
  • Publication number: 20100000096
    Abstract: A stackable cutlery element having a handle and a functional element shaped onto the handle. To achieve maximum stability, the handle of the cutlery element is designed as a wall with longitudinal ribs arranged on the edge of both sides, so that an essentially H-shaped cross-section is formed. For additional stabilization, an end rib is arranged on the longitudinal end of the handle opposing the functional element on both sides of the wall. The end rib and the two longitudinal ribs on both sides are designed so that when the cutlery elements of this invention are stacked, the end rib and the longitudinal ribs of the first side of a cutlery element engage positively in the end rib and longitudinal ribs of the second side of the further cutlery element to connecting to them in the stacking direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Rolf Muehlemann
  • Patent number: 7587826
    Abstract: A hand-held electric knife is described that utilizes rotating elements to produce vibrations to assist in the cutting process. The elements may be arranged as to gyroscopically stabilize the tool while cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventor: John David Stutz
  • Publication number: 20090133268
    Abstract: The present invention is a culinary knife, intended for one handed use, comprising a handle and a blade having a cutting edge as its bottom perimeter. The entire length of the handle of the knife is joined contiguously against the spine of the blade leaving no aperture between them. This joining of the handle and blade results in the user gripping onto rather than around the handle of the knife. The handle does not extend beyond the rear of the blade, thus the user grips the knife above part of the cutting edge. This provides the user the ability to apply direct downward force for cutting and provides enhanced ability to use the palm and digits to apply finely directed force and movement to the knife. Both the location of the user hand and its proximity to the blade further enhance fine control and ease of use of the knife.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Stroud Chambless, III, Jeffrey Stroud Chambless