Scrapers Patents (Class 30/169)
  • Patent number: 11349285
    Abstract: A cut resistant knife, and a method for stripping jacket or sheathing off of a cable, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ButlerBilt L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael Butler, John Lambert
  • Patent number: 11307526
    Abstract: A print agent application assembly cleaning tool is disclosed. The print agent application assembly cleaning tool may include a handle and a flexible blade. The flexible blade may be inserted into a gap between a pair of electrodes of a print agent application assembly. The blade may protrude from a distal end of the handle in a lengthwise direction. The blade may have a width that varies to define a curved profile. The width may reduce and subsequently increase along a length of the blade so as to define a recess in an edge of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: David Sabo, Barak Rosenstein, Ilan Ben-Basat, Roman Katz
  • Patent number: 10913306
    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: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventor: Victor J. Levand
  • Patent number: 10836055
    Abstract: A scraper includes a body having a handle portion, a first clamping portion, and a second clamping portion. The first clamping portion and the second clamping portion integrally extends from an end of the handle portion. The second clamping portion is pivotable relative to the first clamping portion. The second clamping portion includes a first coupling member disengageably engaged with the first clamping portion. The first coupling member is configured to flex when subjected to a force, thereby disengaging from the first clamping portion. A control member is disposed on the first clamping portion and is configured to flex when subjected to force. Flexing of the control member pushes the first coupling member to thereby disengage the first coupling member from the first clamping portion. A blade is removably mounted between the first clamping portion and the second clamping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hong Ann Tool Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Wei Su
  • Patent number: 10828059
    Abstract: A handle assembly for a handheld surgical instrument is disclosed. The handle assembly may include a body portion extending parallel to a longitudinal axis, a fixed handle interfaced with the body portion and extending downwardly from the body portion and away from the longitudinal axis, and a detachable handle portion. The fixed handle may define a proximal contact surface. The detachable handle portion may define an internal surface configured to interface with the proximal contact surface of the fixed handle and comprise at least one attachment feature to removably couple the detachable handle portion to the fixed handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Daniel W. Price, Galen C. Robertson, Cory G. Kimball, Scott A. Woodruff, Matthew C. Miller, Kip M. Rupp, Carrie I. Hensley, Jane A. Sheetz, Carl J. Draginoff, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10746499
    Abstract: A tapered arrow launcher is disclosed as it may be implemented with an arrow launch platform (or arrow rest) for an archery bow. An example tapered arrow rest launcher may include an arrow support end, and a mounting end. The arrow support end of the arrow rest launcher is thinner than the mounting end, resulting in a thickness that is tapered along one or more sections. With this arrangement, fatigue forces and work hardening forces do not concentrate at the mounting end of the tapered arrow launcher when arrows are launched with the arrow launch platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hamskea Archery Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Andrew W. Munsell
  • Patent number: 10723030
    Abstract: A scraping tool includes a first holding member having a first through-groove between a first holding portion and a first connecting portion. A second holding member includes a second through-groove between a second holding portion and a second connecting portion. The second connecting portion is connected to the first connecting portion to permit the second holding member to sway relative to the first holding member between a holding position and an extended position. A locking device includes first and second abutting portion respectively abutting against the first and second holding member and a sliding portion slideably extending through the first and second through-groove. The locking device is movable relative to the first and second holding member between a locking position in which the second holding member is in the holding position and a release position in which the second holding member is movable to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: GOODLY-CH ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kun-Yi Chiu
  • Patent number: 10575968
    Abstract: A prosthetic shoulder implant system includes a prosthetic humeral implant and a version device. The humeral implant includes a catch member aperture and a first locking pin aperture. The version device includes a rotatable member with a body and a flexure member, and a plate with a catch member and a projection contacting the flexure member. A first locking pin extends from the version device and is adapted to mate with the first locking pin aperture. In an unlocked condition of the system, the rotatable member has a first rotated position in which the flexure member is in an uncompressed state and the plate is in a first position, and in a locked condition of the system, the rotatable member has a second rotated position in which the flexure member is in a compressed state and the plate is in a second position proximal of the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventor: Rajan Yadav
  • Patent number: 10518401
    Abstract: A hand tool with reliable connections comprises: a working unit having a working end and a handle end opposite to the working end; a handle being mounted on the handle end of the working unit and having a working unit end and a knocking unit end; a knocking unit being mounted on the knocking unit end of the handle. The connecting part between the knocking unit and the handle end of the working unit is a contacting surface, the handle end or the contacting surface is configured as a deformable and non-rigid contact, realizing the reliable connection between the working unit and the knocking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: HANGZHOU GREAT STAR TOOLS CO., LTD., HANGZHOU GREAT STAR INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yueming Li
  • Patent number: 10350646
    Abstract: An automated surface scraping apparatus basically includes a handle formed by an elongated shaft and a hand grip attached to a rear end portion of the handle shaft, and an automated scraper head attached to a base extension mounted along a front end portion of the handle shaft. The automated scraper head basically includes a hand-operated locking-and-releasing mechanism mounted to the base extension, and a clamping jaw connected to and extending forwardly from the locking-and-releasing mechanism. The clamping jaw includes a lower jaw member, being fixed or stationary relative to the base extension and the locking-and-releasing mechanism, and an upper jaw member, being pivotally movable relative to the lower jaw member and the locking-and-releasing mechanism between engaged and disengaged orientations relative to a scraper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Kraig Darrell Nichols, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10343449
    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: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventor: Victor J. Levand
  • Patent number: 10279278
    Abstract: A fusible toy bead scraper set includes: a main body; a spatula portion formed on a front side of the main body; and guide portions. The guide portions extend from left and right end surface of the main body to define a space between left and right end portions of the main body, have lower surfaces, and are disposed on left and right sides of the main body, for guiding forward and rearward movement of the spatula portion. The set also includes fusible toy beads and a rectangular holding tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: EPOCH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo Sakai
  • Patent number: 10272582
    Abstract: A belt cutter for cutting an end portion of a belt having regularly spaced ridges on one side. The belt cutter has a main body with a slot that receives the end portion of the belt. A blade extends from the main body into the slot. A deck having one or more grooves bounds one end of the slot. The grooves receive the belt's ridges and register the belt relative to the blade. A handle is provided to pull the cutter across the width of the belt in a direction parallel to the ridges for the blade to sever the end portion from the belt and form a new butt end parallel to the ridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Laitram, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Gabriel Nazar, Robert G. Guttenberg
  • Patent number: 9919435
    Abstract: A utility tool that combines several features, including a folding cutting blade, a putty knife or painter's multitool, and a finger loop that aids with manipulation of the utility tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Steven Enguita
  • Patent number: 9855927
    Abstract: An ice scraper for removing ice from a surface includes a longitudinal handle with a longitudinal axis, and a blade with a first scraping edge extending transversely relative to the handle. A blade holder extends between the handle and the blade, with the blade holder extending in an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the handle. The blade is connected to the blade holder with a joint coupling for allowing movement of the blade relative to the blade holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Fiskars Garden Oy Ab
    Inventors: Mikko Heine, Petteri Masalin, Teemu Sandelin, Mika Sokka
  • Patent number: 9713878
    Abstract: A razor comprises a first component comprising a first indicia on a surface of the first component. The razor also comprises a second component configured to rotate relative to the first component about a first axis of rotation, the second component comprising at least one blade and a second indicia on a surface of the second component, the second component configured to rotate relative to the first component about a second axis of rotation, wherein the second axis of rotation and the first axis of rotation are non-coplanar. The second component is in a preloaded neutral position when at rest such that rotation about the second axis of rotation generates a return torque and wherein the first indicia and the second indicia are in alignment at rest and out of alignment when the second component has been rotated about the first axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Vanessa Christie, Christopher Ramm, Brian Patrick Watson
  • Patent number: 9623548
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shock absorbing shingle removing tool, and more particularly, to a shock absorbing shingle removing tool, which can safeguard users from fatigue and injury accumulated from repeated contact between the blade of traditional roof removing device and fasteners which often occurs in the act of removing roof shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: David M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9592069
    Abstract: An instrument for differentially dissecting complex tissue is disclosed, comprising a handle, a central longitudinal axis, and an elongate member, with a differential dissecting member (DDM) configured to be rotatably attached to a distal end. The DDM comprises at least one tissue engaging surface, a first torque-point disposed to a first side of an axis of rotation, and a mechanism configured to rotate the DDM around the axis of rotation, causing the tissue engaging surface to move in at least one direction against the complex tissue. The mechanism comprises at least one force-transmitting member attached to the first torque-point member and to a motive source configured to oscillate the DDM. The tissue engaging surface is configured to selectively engage the complex tissue such that it disrupts at least one soft tissue in the complex tissue, but does not disrupt firm tissue in the complex tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Physcient, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Moody, Charles Anthony Pell, Eric Torr Espenhahn, Hugh Charles Crenshaw
  • Patent number: 9567758
    Abstract: A joint compound tool including a body having a first end, an opposing second end and a handle. A blade portion is attached to the first end of the body and a lid opener is movably attached to the second end of the body, where the lid opener is movable between a storage position adjacent to the handle and an operative position away from the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Joshua Sheldon, Nancy L. Bernicke-Grussing
  • Patent number: 9486236
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising a trigger configured to be actuated by a proximally directed force and by a distally directed force. The trigger may comprise a proximal trigger portion having a first length and a distal trigger hook comprising a distal portion having a second length. The second length may be less than the first length. The distal trigger hook may be coupled to the proximal trigger portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel W. Price, Galen C. Robertson, Scott A. Woodruff, Matthew C. Miller, Kip M. Rupp, Carrie I. Fihe, Jane A. Sheetz, Carl J. Draginoff, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9226636
    Abstract: A scraper hand tool with a retractable scraper blade, allowing the scraper blade to be moved in and out of a protected position, by including springs, which provide the force required for automatically moving the scraper blade from the extended to the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ritesafety Product International, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Jay Landwehr
  • Patent number: 9101253
    Abstract: One exemplary aspect comprises a device for removing material from a surface, comprising: (a) a head component comprising a first handle portion and a first scraper portion; and (b) a shaft component comprising a rod portion and a second handle portion. In various exemplary embodiments: (1) the first handle portion is suitable for receiving a portion of a user's hand; (2) the head component further comprises a second scraper portion; (3) the second scraper portion comprises a blade with a serrated edge; (4) the second scraper portion comprises a squeegee blade; (5) the second scraper portion comprises a metal blade; (6) the head component further comprises a third scraper portion; (7) the first handle portion comprises a rubber grip component; and (8) the rod portion comprises a telescoping rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: QUIRKY, INC.
    Inventors: Jim Johnstone, John Thomas Jacobsen, Jessica Fugler
  • Patent number: 9079225
    Abstract: A seal cleaning device for seals located at the interface of the inner and outer tubes of a telescopically acting suspension or like unit; said device characterized in comprising a collar and at least one flexible cleaning projection; said cleaning projection adapted for insertion between a said seal and an outer surface of a said inner tube; said cleaning device adapted to removal of detritus from between a said seal and said inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Ian Geoffrey Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150068044
    Abstract: An edge beveling tool for working leather including a handle; a cutting member comprising an arm with first and second ends, cutting surface(s) being provided on the second end, and a spring assembly for removably engaging the cutting member with the handle. The first end of the cutting member is inserted into a slot defined in the handle and is engaged by the spring assembly. The spring assembly is a spring clip which urges the first end of the cutting member into contact with an interior wall of the handle. When it is desired to replace the first cutting member with a second cutting member having a different cutting profile, the first cutting member is grasped and pulled out of the slot. A first end of the second cutting member is then inserted into the slot where the spring clip urges it contact with the interior wall of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Weaver Leather, LLC
    Inventor: James Jeremiah Ian Watt
  • Publication number: 20150047207
    Abstract: A chamfering tool comprising: a base having first and second walls meeting each other along a longitudinal axis and defining a longitudinal recess along the bottom of the base for engaging a work piece and a longitudinal ridge along the top of the base; a viewing window in the base for viewing the work piece, the viewing window intersecting the longitudinal recess and the longitudinal ridge; and a blade clamp mounted on the base and arranged to clamp at least part of a blade in the viewing window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Aliaksei Chernyshou
  • Publication number: 20150026986
    Abstract: A paint scraper with blade which on its utmost part adjacent to the scraping edge has one or both sides coated with grains and/or powder of a material that is harder than the blade itself. The blade can be made of steel and the grain/powder material can be diamond, boron nitride, silicon carbide or similar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Jan Berglund
  • Publication number: 20140373733
    Abstract: A baking pan with an improved grasping mechanism comprising a baking surface, a plurality of walls extending upward from the baking surface, a silicone wrapping disposed about outer surfaces of the walls, and a tab extending from the silicone wrapping, the tab extending transversely away from the silicone wrapping to provide a gripping surface. A baking tool for use with a baking pan, the baking tool comprising a nylon portion comprising a lower, flat side; an upper, angled side opposite the lower, flat side; and a nylon tip wherein the upper, angled side meets the lower, flat side. The baking tool further comprises a silicone portion comprising a lower, flat side; an upper, angled side opposite the lower, flat side; and a silicone tip where the upper, angled side meets the lower, flat side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: H & H ASIA LTD
    Inventor: James Samwell
  • Publication number: 20140345146
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting tool (10) having a handle (11) and at least one first blade (15) that comprises at least one cutting edge (13a, 13b). The special feature is that the cutting tool (10) additionally comprises at least one scraping edge (14) by means of which a scraping operation can be carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Schekalla
  • Publication number: 20140305270
    Abstract: A portable device for shaping an edge of an aerofoil comprises a housing, a cutting tool mounted in the housing (the cutting tool having a cutting edge to remove material from the edge) and a plurality of guides mounted in the housing, so that in use the aerofoil engages with the guides to locate the edge of the aerofoil relative to the cutting edge and to permit movement of the housing in a cutting direction so as to remove material from the edge of the aerofoil. The device is characterised in that the cutting tool is mounted so that in use the cutting edge can move relative to the edge of the aerofoil in a direction generally perpendicular to the cutting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: James Robert WITHEY, Graeme RIGG, David Alan CARNELL
  • Publication number: 20140290070
    Abstract: A scraper hand tool with a retractable scraper blade, allowing the scraper blade to be moved in and out of a protected position, by including springs, which provide the force required for automatically moving the scraper blade from the extended to the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Jay Landwehr
  • Patent number: 8832898
    Abstract: A two-handed scraping device reduces strain caused by scraping by providing both front and rear handles. The device includes a main body having a front end and a back end. A front handle is coupled to and extends upwardly from the front end. A rear end of the front handle extends rearwardly toward the back end. A scraper blade is coupled to the front end and is configured for scraping against and removing material from a surface. A rear handle is coupled to and extends upwardly from the rear end. A front end of the rear handle extends forwardly toward the front handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: James J. Stimach
  • Patent number: 8819944
    Abstract: A bladed tool includes a handle and a blade with a surface-engaging edge and a blade-retaining shank. The handle includes an elongated handle body having longitudinally opposed body front and rear ends, and at least one side wall extending between the body front and rear ends. The side wall defines an outer surface configured for gripping by a user and an inner surface that defines an interior access channel extending from an access opening in the body rear end toward a forward channel wall located to the rear of the body front end. Situated between the body front end and the forward channel wall is a handle core that defines a shank-retaining slot extending between a forward slot-opening in the body front end and a rearward slot-opening in the forward channel wall. The shank extends rearwardly through the shank-retaining slot such that a protruding shank portion extends to the rear of the forward channel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hyde Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Farland, John Li kaijun, Corey Talbot
  • Publication number: 20140230254
    Abstract: A high reliability scraper has a shell acting both as a container for a blade and as a handle. The shell has a rear end and a front end from which said blade extending. The shell has a first side cover and a second side cover detachably coupling together. The first side cover has a front upper jaw, a middle groove, an outside opening, and an inner protrusion formed on a rear portion of the middle groove. The second side cover has a front lower jaw, a middle slider slidably received in said middle groove, a top protrusion formed on the middle slider and extending out from the outside opening, a pair of resilient biasing poles, a slope between the lower jaw and the middle slider, and a hook form on a rear portion of the middle slider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Yuewei Wu
  • Patent number: 8739413
    Abstract: Generally, a box opener system which provides in a single device a configuration to generate the open condition of numerous and varied types of boxes. Specifically, a cutter element in a handle disposed between a blade element and an impact element which can be used to disengage the sealed outer flaps or the side wall between perforations or cut box liners to generate the open condition of a box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: James C. Huett
  • Patent number: 8726966
    Abstract: An adhesive substance removing tool is provided with a cracking tool and a scrapping assembly which are removably coupled to a base. The cracking tool is used to crack the adhesive substance by forming breaking lines on the surface of the adhesive substance, and then the scrapping assembly is used to scrape off the adhesive substance by starting from the breaking lines. The combination of the cracking tool and the scraping assembly allows the user to remove adhesive substance easily and completely. Besides, the cutting assembly of the cracking tool is able to move freely both in straight-line or circular fashion, and the cracking tool can be prevented from rotating or disengaging once it is positioned in place on the base. Hence, convenience and safety of use can both be assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Publication number: 20140096400
    Abstract: A smoothing tool includes a grip part and a blade part accommodated therein. The grip part is formed as a light metal hollow profile and has two brackets clasping the blade part, and the blade part has at least one support rib and one or two clamping ribs at least partially clasping a respective one of the brackets of the grip part. A process for manufacturing the composite smoothing tool includes providing the blade part as a tailored cold drawn steel part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Azer Babaev
  • Patent number: 8683641
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a novel scraper assembly having a plurality of interchangeable scraper heads and handles and corresponding method for use. The scraper assembly further comprises a plurality of abrasive mechanisms, namely spring bristles, coiled springs, chainmail abraders and wire cloth abraders capable of effectively cleaning a surface without scoring or otherwise damaging the surface. The invention may be particularly useful for cleaning grills and ovens. Additionally, the invention may also be useful for shaping, adding texture to, stripping materials from or otherwise preparing a surface, including wood, metal or ceramic surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: MIW Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Marvin Weinberger, Tucker J. Marion
  • Patent number: 8621702
    Abstract: A tool with a handle (14) that can be used to removed film from printed matter. In addition, there is a small brush (16) used to cleaning film residue from printed matter. Further the toll will have a loop (18) or patch of hook/loop material (20) so that the tool can be attached to a linking device so that the tool can be easily hooked to a key chain, key ring, pant loop or any other item with attachment capability in order to make the tool readily available for immediate use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Elaine Stewart
  • Patent number: 8613144
    Abstract: A spatula having a body with a top working surface and a bottom surface is provided. The spatula body also includes a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. A handle is mounted to the first end of the body and the body has a first mounting member depending from the spatula body proximate the second end of the spatula body. The mounting member has an interior for receiving a mounting portion of the spatula blade and a second open end opposed to the first open end. The spatula body includes an opening in the body for cleaning the mounting member. A blade is provided for the spatula. The blade has a front section having a top surface and a bottom surface. At least a first spring tab extends rearwardly of the front section. The spring tab has a concave surface for one of its top and bottom surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Sang Chun
  • Patent number: 8584365
    Abstract: A removably attachable, multifunctional accessory for a utensil such as a kitchen knife is provided comprising a base with at least one cavity, one or more magnets inserted and secured within cavity, and a wing protruding from the base. The wing is shaped in such a fashion as to have minimal effect on normal cutting behavior, and provides several benefits to the user, such as providing means for more easily and accurately guiding piles of cut food around and off a cutting surface, providing means to quickly and more safely remove food remnants stuck to the blade of the knife, and providing means to hold the knife in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Eric S. Zeitlin
  • Publication number: 20130239586
    Abstract: An airfoil for a gas turbine engine includes a substrate and a sheath providing an edge. A cured adhesive secures the sheath to the substrate. The cured adhesive has a fillet that extends beyond the edge that includes a mechanically worked finished surface. A method of manufacturing the airfoil includes the steps of securing a sheath to a substrate with adhesive, curing the adhesive, and mechanically removing a portion of the adhesive extending beyond the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Parkin, James O. Hansen, Christopher J. Hertel, David R. Lyders
  • Patent number: 8533896
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing ice and snow deposits from a vehicle during winter snow season. A hand-operated device for removing ice and snow deposits from a vehicle generally includes a handle, a blade, and one or more fasteners. A slotted aperture on an end of the handle is adapted to receive a coupling portion of the blade. Fasteners are positioned through the handle and blade at the slotted aperture to secure the handle and blade. The device enables a user to separate ice and snow deposits from a vehicle without damaging the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: James Dennis Lemke
  • Patent number: 8522649
    Abstract: A shingle removal shovel is disclosed that comprises of a rectangular blade with slots and teeth on its front and back edges. This shingle popper has a special blade structure having elongated protrusions on its bottom side. Said protrusions provide a front and a back pivoting points so that the popper can be properly levered for easy removal of shingles and nails. The present shingle popper also has a slanted top surface to push shingles up while the shovel is moved under the shingle. It also has foot pedestals to allow an operator to use his/her foot to push the blade underneath a shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Jamal K Yousufzai
  • Publication number: 20130205600
    Abstract: An accessory configured for use with a reciprocating saw having a spindle. The accessory is configured to reciprocate with the spindle. The accessory includes an attachment portion having a tang including a first tang member and a second tang member and an aperture that extends through the attachment portion from a first broad side to a second broad side. The attachment portion also includes a first radius, which terminates to define a projection, located on a first narrow side. The attachment portion also includes a second radius, which terminates to define a projection, located on a second narrow side. The first radius and the second radius are configured to contact an exterior of the spindle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
  • Patent number: 8468639
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus for extracting material from a container includes a handle and a knife blade. The handle has a neck and a primary axis. The knife blade is coupled to the handle and has a first edge and a second edge. The first edge is configured to conform to a bottom surface of the container. The second edge is configured to conform to an interior wall of the container. An oblique angle is formed by the first edge and the second edge. Another oblique angle is formed between the primary axis of the handle and the first edge of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Partnership of Tim Zwijack and Al Rotiroti
    Inventor: Tim Zwijack
  • Patent number: 8458915
    Abstract: A blade holder for smoothing and planing off a substrate comprising a handle, a receiving means including a receiving space for a blade, wherein the blade has a larger blade side surface and a narrow side which is at the rear in a cutting direction and which has a cutting edge, and a positioning aid for positioning the blade holder relative to the substrate, wherein the positioning aid includes a spacer device, by means of which the blade can be arranged in a spaced position in the receiving means in such a way that it can be positioned in spaced relationship with the substrate with its cutting edge for processing the substrate. A method and a blade for the blade holder are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Mozart AG
    Inventor: Christoph Wahl
  • Patent number: 8434187
    Abstract: A hand held scraper tool adapted to remove debris from a surface. The scrapper tool includes a body, handle and a plurality of abraders. At least one of the abraders can be configured as a highly flexible cantilever structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: MIW Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Marvin Weinberger, Tucker J. Marion
  • Patent number: 8359700
    Abstract: A lottery ticket scratcher device that permits a user to scratch off the “scratch-off” areas of a lottery game ticket, the device including a bulbous gripping end and a generally claw-shaped scraper portion having a gradually tapered forward edge that tapers into a sharp tip. A pressure member having a concave center portion is disposed on the upper surface of the scraper portion adjacent to an inside edge of the forward edge. The pressure member conforms to a user's digit tip to permit a user to apply pressure to the scraper portion to scratch off the “scratch-off” areas. An aperture integrated into the gripping end removably receives a key ring therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Sam S. Zeidan
  • Patent number: 8356415
    Abstract: The invention is related to a scraping tool that can be assembled and replaced for scraper blade quickly. The scraping tool in general comprises a stick for hand grasp and a scraping section in the front. The invention mainly uses an arm of suitable length extended from the back end of a jaw clamp toward the middle. It uses fasteners to be located inside the groove in the back of the scraping section. The fastener is also used as pivot for the arm to swing back and forth. On the arm in the back of the jaw clamp, there is a control button that provides vertical pushing force in the back of the jaw clamp and allows strong clamping force in the front of the jaw clamp onto the scraper blade to achieve stable assembly and fast replacement for scraper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Wen-Chen Lin
  • Patent number: 8322395
    Abstract: An improved semi-automatic Label Stripping Machine for detaching labels from a round container is disclosed. The container is placed between a rotatable idler and a rotatable platform. The container is rotated on its central vertical axis by rotating the platform. A plurality of peeler assemblies are brought in contact with the label and are moved down the outside surface of the container there by spirally striping off the label. The apparatus further comprises a guide that provides provide improved safety and a self-cleaning feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Richard H. Hurst