Plural Blade Patents (Class 30/172)
  • Patent number: 9700179
    Abstract: A kitchen utensil comprises a handheld, low friction, cooking and serving spatula that includes: (a) a generally planar, elongated, blade exhibiting a rear portion connected to a handle, and a front portion extending a distance from the rear portion along a generally central axis between lateral sides of the blade; and (b) movable bearings restrained within in suitably dimensioned openings in the blade. These said bearings exhibit substantially free rotational motion within the blade plane to guide food on and off of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventors: Bruno Bertin, Don Walker, II
  • Patent number: 9506650
    Abstract: A survival tool intended for fire starting with a novel tinder generation element which creates fine, elongated slivers of combustible material which ignite and dry easily even in damp or wet environments. The device combination of a pyrophoric element, striker, ignitable material and other optional elements with the elongated tinder generation component reduces the risk of injury and subsequent infection over bladed alternatives, while also containing all required elements for wilderness fire starting in a small convenient package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Henry Abrahamer
  • Patent number: 9062458
    Abstract: A material removal tool is provided. The material removal tool includes a handle that defines a chamber. A linear actuating mechanism is positioned within the chamber of the handle. A blade is rotatable or pivotable relative to the handle. The blade and linear actuating mechanism are coupled together such that the linear actuating mechanism selectively rotates or pivots the blade relative to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Scott Berrian
  • 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: 20150052760
    Abstract: A device for removing material from exposed areas of a food item, such as a bagel, and comprises an elongated handle coupled to a one end of a stem portion, the other end of the stem portion being coupled to a member having an array of three prongs extending therefrom. Each prong comprises an elongated member having rounded edges, the total width of the prong array being slightly less than the width of a typical sliced bagel thus preventing the circumference of the bagel from being cut during the scooping process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Joel Keschner
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8894672
    Abstract: A cutting implement includes a V-shaped blade portion that defines an aperture through which a quadriceps tendon may pass as a doctor harvests the tendon through a minimally invasive procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Leach Burroughs, III
  • Patent number: 8756747
    Abstract: A scraper tool of a one piece construction is conformable for use in scraping various surfaces and is made up of a pair of scraper blades (13,13?) with their junction along the length of the tool, under its handle (12). The blades extend in opposite directions under the handle (12), in line with it, at a set angle forming an open bottom, with the handle (12) above the blades (13,13?) and the surface to be scraped. The application of force and direction of travel will allow the forward blade to “cut” substrates from a surface, the rear blade will maintain a cutting angle for the forward blade, the device will operate in a similar fashion on its reverse stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Ian Douglas Rolph
  • 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: 20140068950
    Abstract: A tool for dislodging grout from a joint between two adjacent planar surfaces, or for removing a strip of material from a masonry surface including, a generally elongate body having a lower portion dimensioned to fit at least partially within a channel created by a first cutting tip of a first blade or edge, the first cutting tip forwardly facing for impinging upon and dislodging material, a guide forward of said first blade or edge for controlling the depth to which said first blade or edge penetrates said grout or said masonry surface, and a front portion of said tool being curved upwardly, said front portion including a second blade or edge having a leading secondary cutting tip, whereby the rear of the tool may be pivoted upward about the leading edge of said tool to utilise said secondary cutting tip to dislodge said material without being inhibited or obstructed by said guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Ian Ronald Taylor
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8438688
    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. In one embodiment, the abraders may be configured as a highly flexible cantilevered structure. In another embodiment, the abraders may be configured as a brush that creates a water impermeable barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: MIW Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Marvin Weinberger, Tucker J. Marion
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8256122
    Abstract: A two part scraper for scraping glass and other substrates, wherein a scraping part may be located on one side of the substrate and a handle member may be located on the other side. The two parts are magnetically coupled and move in tandem when the handle part is pulled by the user. A cutting blade may be received within a blade holder which may be mounted to the scraping part by screws and coil springs. The blade holder may be mounted at an angle such as a forty-five degree angle to the surface being scraped. The scraping part may comprise hook and loop material as a scrubbing surface and may have a suction cup located on that surface contacting the substrate. The handle part may have a soft felt lining for contacting the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: John T. Hatfield
  • Patent number: 8214964
    Abstract: A scraping tool includes a first scraping head, a bracket affixed to the first scraping head, and an elongated pole removably coupled to the bracket access hard-to-reach target zones. In one embodiment, the bracket and the pole are freely articulated along a 360 degree circular path defined adjacent to the outer surface. In another embodiment, the bracket is statically affixed to the first scraping head and a connector is removably engaged with the bracket to quickly reconnect a variety of scraping heads. A rigid fastening member traverses through the connector as well as the second bore respectively. In another embodiment, a second scraping head is affixed to the connector for enabling the user to quickly toggle between the first and second scraping heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Randy B. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20120060375
    Abstract: An innard clean out tool for use in cleaning the interior of a pumpkin or other fruit or vegetable. The innard clean out tool having a shaft which is removable attached to an electric or cordless drill driver and a plurality of cutting blades for generally horizontal cutting. The cutting blades are generally disposed in a closed loop configuration sharpened on one or both sides with an angled segment to remove the fibrous strands within the interior of the pumpkin while simultaneously thinning portions of the pumpkin's interior wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Evan Anderson
  • Publication number: 20110010948
    Abstract: A two part scraper for scraping glass and other substrates, wherein a scraping part may be located on one side of the substrate and a handle member may be located on the other side. The two parts are magnetically coupled and move in tandem when the handle part is pulled by the user. A cutting blade may be received within a blade holder which may be mounted to the scraping part by screws and coil springs. The blade holder may be mounted at an angle such as a forty-five degree angle to the surface being scraped. The scraping part may comprise hook and loop material as a scrubbing surface and may have a suction cup located on that surface contacting the substrate. The handle part may have a soft felt lining for contacting the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: JOHN T. HATFIELD
  • Patent number: 7849551
    Abstract: An assembly type cleaning structure for an induction reader comprises a positioning member with an assembling portion and restricting portions. With the assembling portion, the positioning member can be detachably assembled on the induction reader. And the restricting portions enable the positioning member to be forced onto the induction reader. The user can assemble the cleaning structure onto the induction reader or remove it by himself according to the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Hiwin Mikrosystem Corp.
    Inventors: Hong-Chun Teng, Chih-Mao Shiao, Ming-Chih Huang
  • Publication number: 20100307295
    Abstract: The invention is a tool for lifting building materials, such as shingles, while extracting nails that fastened those materials. The slots that grip the nails are a concatenation of overlapping holes, for smooth insertion of the tool past the nails, and the envelope of the tool is a surface of curves for smooth insertion of the tool under the building materials. The bottom surface is a rocker that provides a moving fulcrum for prying out the nail, giving maximum force when the nail is first gripped and smoothly moving to maximum speed of extraction as the fulcrum moves back towards the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: CRAIG ELLIOTT
  • Patent number: 7681317
    Abstract: A de-icicling tool has an icicle removing head mounted onto the distal end of an elongated handle. The head is formed of a generally flat blade and a mounting sleeve to that fits onto the distal end of the handle. The blade member has a series of triangular teeth in a concave arc along the front with each tooth having a point and beveled edges which meet at the associated point. The points of the teeth are rounded. The blade has at least one generally triangular notch formed along its rear thereof, each notch having a pair of beveled edges. There is one or more one round aperture in the blade, each with a beveled edge and with a diameter of three to five centimeters. The mounting sleeve includes a threaded socket adapted to accept a male thread of a standard broom handle or paint pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Edward V. Fagan
  • Publication number: 20100024220
    Abstract: The invention involves a deburring tool for deburring drilled holes, especially simple holes or through-holes, and includes a tool holder (1) with a tool shaft (2) and a anterior part (3), in which an extending recess (19) is placed transversally to the longitude of the tool holder (14), in which recess at least one cutting knife (14, 15) is placed, on whose underside a latch recess (26) is designed, in which a rocker-knife coupling (17, 18) engages, which has a torque-proof connection to the front side of a rocker (7) that is pivotable and located in the tool shaft (2), which rocker is pre-stressed with a spring (6), by which at least one cutting knife (14, 15) is always held under spring tension to the tool shaft (2), characterized by the fact that the rocker-knife coupling (17, 18), in the form of a rigid rocker stud or an elastic rocker spring, engages in the longitude of the tool holder (1) under spring tension in the associated latch recess (26) at the base of at least one cutting knife (14, 15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Heinrich Heule, Harry Studer, Gary Brown
  • Publication number: 20090282620
    Abstract: A simple, durable, safe and effective hand-tool attachment is provided for making relief cuts in lay-down materials such as asphalt shingles, carpet, linoleum, and tile. The hand-tool attachment has an attachment-box with two thumb set-screws and a free-floating clamping-plate for securing various pre-existing, flat-shaped hand-tools such as roofing shovels, potato forks and floor scrapers; and, attached thereto is an angled knife-blade, supported by a skid plate, extending from the attachment-box. The relief cuts create smaller, workable portions of the lay-down material for easier removal and clean-up using common techniques. The hand-tool attachment may be made of any material that may provides the strength and cutting ability for attaching to a hand-tool and making relief cuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Gordon Elliott Leask
  • Patent number: 7603780
    Abstract: In one form, a tool may include a handle, a head having a planar lower surface and at least one side face inclined at an acute included angle relative to the lower surface, and a mount interconnecting the handle and head. The mount may have at least one connection feature permitting pivoted movement of the handle relative to the head to permit changes in the angle of the handle relative to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Inventors: George L. Oikarinen, Scott F. Zenner
  • Patent number: 7603740
    Abstract: The spatula of the present invention is designed to effectively clean and remove residual paint from the inside walls and bottom of a cylindrical paint container. The spatula includes a blade with a protrusion with a curved edge extending from the blade. In the preferred embodiment, the protrusion is located adjacent to but set back from the straight distal edge of the blade so that the distal edge of the blade can be effectively used to scrape residual paint from the bottom of a container. The side edges of the blade form a right angle with the distal edge so that the distal corners of the blade may be used to clean paint from the hard to reach circumferential corner at the bottom of a cylindrical container. Finally, the curved edge of the protrusion may be effectively used to scrape residual paint up the sides and out of the cylindrical container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: N-Vent, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Goldsberry
  • Patent number: 7464432
    Abstract: Several embodiments of trowels which have an elongated handle and a pair of generally facing weights or a weight or weights and a connector between which a pair of blades are secured with one blade being of lesser height than the other to thereby resist undesired flexing of the other blade. In another embodiment, in lieu of having a second blade, a second weight which is disposed on the opposite side of the blade from the handle, has a downward extension which limits flexing of the blade. In a further embodiment, a blade is a two component blade and has a detachable and replaceable cutting edge. The weights and connector serve a multiple purpose of securing the upper end of the blades therebetween, facilitating downward pressure when the trowel is in use and in some embodiments through either a second blade or an extension of a weight for limiting the amount of flexing of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Ardex, L.P.
    Inventor: Herbert Goller
  • Patent number: 7437794
    Abstract: A magnetic scraper for manually cleaning contaminated surfaces, such as commercial kitchen exhaust duct systems, is disclosed. Two sharpened blades are positioned opposite one another secured to a body portion. An elongated, extendable arm pivotally connected to the body portion allows propelling the scraper blades either forward or backward in any direction over the extended distances imposed by duct geometry. A magnetic base surface provides self position maintenance of the body portion of the magnetic scraper. Precision dimensions over the length of the scraper body portion and the angle of blade placement permits smooth manual degreasing throughout the varying duct configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: John S. Massaro
  • Patent number: 7263740
    Abstract: The present invention is a combination squeegee (i.e., a scraper) and hand trowel tool. The tool can be conveniently used to first remove a material from a can, bucket or other material container and then used to spread the material evenly on a surface or substrate. The tool has a blade having a curved edge portion for removing material from cans or buckets and a separate notched edge portion (preferably with indentations or serrations) for evenly spreading the material on a surface. The invention further contemplates a method of using the tool to remove material from a can, bucket or container and applying the material to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Inventor: Carl Crisswell
  • Patent number: 7150102
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, the push-pull stripper-scraper comprises a single stripping blade and a quadruple-edged scraping blade. The stripping blade accommodates a sliding carrier plate which incorporates guide channels for sliding along the stripping blade. The carrier plate is adapted to retain the scraping blade, thus, the scraping blade moves in unison with the carrier plate as it shifts in position along the stripping blade. The carrier plate, stripping blade and scraping blade also include apertures through which a fastening means secures these respective components but which nevertheless selectively permits movement of the carrier plate along the stripping blade. Significantly, the device allows a user to switch between using the stripping blade and scraping blade, respectively, without changing tools. This is particularly advantageous when using the device in conjunction with an extension pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Allway Tools, Inc
    Inventors: Donald Gringer, Yuan Fang Cheng
  • Patent number: 7103936
    Abstract: A wood scraper having two oppositely angled blades on a single head, and preferably two heads with two oppositely angled blades on each head. Thus, on both the forward and reverse stroke, there are two spaced apart blades scraping the work piece. This covers twice the surface area with the same effort as a single-bladed or single-headed scraper. All the blades are rigid and have a straight edge. All the blade edges are aligned with the planar surface of the work piece. This produces a level cut and makes the tool more stable, making gouging unlikely and enhancing the efficiency of the scraping action. The tool can be operated easily with one hand. In addition, the use of straight blades allows all the blades to be sharpened easily and quickly and at the same time using a belt sander or on a sheet of emery paper on a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Inventor: L. D. Brandon
  • Patent number: 6745478
    Abstract: A multi-purpose work knife includes a universal elongate ergonomically-shaped handle (UEH) which defines an axis and includes a blade having an UEH blade axis. Within the handle portion, a channel member is received in a forwardly extending cavity and movably receives a cutting blade carrier for axial movement relative to the handle portion. A selectable non-universal portion (SNP) is secured at one end to said UEH at a plane of continuity of curvature thru which the UEH axis passes. The SNP holds non-standard blade at an angular offset relative to the UEH axis. A cutting edge of the SNP blades defines a virtual angle which intersects the UEH axis within a range of 20 to 30 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: Dominick D. DeLillo
  • Patent number: 6691415
    Abstract: A depilatory cream removal device for scraping off applied depilatory cream from the face and other parts of the body with the advantage of movement in any direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Gregory Quals
  • Patent number: 6676181
    Abstract: A spatula for removing stuck food items from charcoal grills and liquid propane gas grills. The spatula has a handle and several flexible tines joined thereto. Arc-shaped blades are joined to the free ends of the tines. The arc-shaped blades conform closely to the top and side surfaces of the food supporting rods of a typical grill. When the spatula is used, the blades are slid along the rods to cleanly shear stuck food items from the grill without compromising the integrity of the food item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Robert P. Greiner
  • Patent number: 6643888
    Abstract: A grill cleaning tool for cleaning a surface of a grill grate provided, for example, by a rod or bar includes an elongated shaft having a proximal end portion capable of being grasped by a user and an opposite distal end portion and utilizes a plurality of substantially planar cutting members attached to the distal end portion of the shaft in a substantially parallel relationship to one another. Each cutting member defines a series of cutting edges around its perimeter, and the cutting members are arranged so that a plurality of cutting edges defined thereby are positioned in substantially linear registry with one another so that the cutting edges which are in linear registry with one another can be placed in simultaneous engagement with the surface of a grill grate and guided therealong with the cutting edges in scraping engagement with the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Jerry Griffith
  • Patent number: 6629331
    Abstract: A hand scraper having a blade with a cutting edge that is attached to a handle having a rear end, a central portion and a front end with a bottom portion shaped and sized to receive and act as a support for the blade. The handle is upwardly curved over all its length in order to give room to a user's fingers below its central portion when this central portion is gripped by the fingers and the blade and the bottom portion of the rear end of the handle are in contact with a surface, and simultaneously to allow maximum transfer of pressure exerted by the user in the central section of the handle towards the blade at the front end thereof. Advantageously also, the central portion of the handle is covered at least in part with a layer of rubber material in order to maximize grip and reduce hand fatigue in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Panfili, François Panfili
  • Patent number: 6618894
    Abstract: The invention relates to a scraping tool for removal of a coating on a surface. The tool has a plate with a first scraping edge that is a straight outer edge of the plate. The plate has an inner part with a slit defined therein to form a tongue-like element. The element has a straight edge and is bendable when in use. The edge is a second scraping edge that may bear against the surface substantially parallel to the first scraping edge for simultaneous scraping of the surface. This provides a more powerful scraping effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Novus Innovation Inc.
    Inventor: Johan Josdal
  • Patent number: 6594852
    Abstract: A cleaning device for cleaning a grate bar comprising a pair of tongs having two limbs held in an opened position, and being squeezable into a working position by hand-applied force. A holding element at a free end of each limb. The holding elements are disposed such that: (1) when the tongs are in the opened position, there is no overlap between the holding elements, which are separated by a distance that is larger than the diameter of a grate bar, and the free ends are separated by a distance which is smaller than the distance between adjacent grate bars; and (2) when the tongs are in the working position, the holding elements overlap. The cleaning device includes, at the free ends of the limbs, a cleaning element in the form of at least one flexible cleaning cable which can be at least partially wrapped around the grate bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventors: Jürgen Schedlinski, Stephan Recknagel
  • Patent number: 6568087
    Abstract: A scraper has an arcuately contoured elastomeric molded over plastic ergonomic handle. The scraper handle has a proximate end slot and recess. A permanent rare earth magnet is fixedly disposed at the bottom wall of the recess. A ferro-metallic file is slidably disposed and seated in the recess with the file contactingly engaging the magnet. The handle is formed with a vertically disposed through hole so that the user can access the file and forcibly slidably remove the file to sharpen the scraper blade edge. The scraper has a 4-way blade, formed with two spoon shaped blades for fine scraping and two flat folded edges for rough scraping. All four edges are ground to the same large radius. The scraper is a pull scraper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventor: Donald Gringer
  • Patent number: 6494963
    Abstract: A scraper head of a scraping tool includes (i) a base having a longitudinal axis, longitudinally opposing first and second ends, and an interior threaded surface defining a longitudinally extending cavity within the base, the cavity having an open end at the first base end and a closed end within the base, and (ii) a pair of blades extending from the second base end so as to terminate in respective end portions which converge to a tip aligned with the base axis. The cavity in the base of the scraper head can threadedly and securely receive the threaded end portion of an extension pole. In use, the tip of the scraper head is positioned at the junction between a textured ceiling and a wall, and the scraper head is moved with the extension pole along the junction such that the blade end portions cut away excess texture material. A straight line is created at the junction in preparation for painting of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: Kennith P. Holly
  • Patent number: 6282795
    Abstract: A wallpaper scarifying device including a plate and at least one scarifying assembly coupled to the plate. The scarifying assembly includes a swivel fixture rotatably coupled to the plate about an axis of rotation and rotatably carrying a cutting disk at an angle of less than 45 degrees relative a plane perpendicular to the axis of rotation. The cutting disk has a plurality of teeth extending from a periphery thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: William Zinsser & Co., Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel L. Poole, Robert N. Poole
  • Patent number: 6243910
    Abstract: To be able to easily and quickly remove adhering dirt, for example rendering mortar, from the pipes of the tubular frame of scaffolding both with the scaffold assembled and disassembled, a device is proposed which has scraper elements (2-5) which are attached to a frame (1) and which when used with a corresponding recess (6) encompasses a scaffold pipe to be cleaned over roughly half its periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Inventor: Gunter Diehl
  • Patent number: 6243906
    Abstract: A combination ice scraper and snow removal assembly which has multiple blades in contact with the working/windshield surface to more efficiently remove ice and snow therefrom and reduce the amount of energy expended by the user to scrape and remove snow from the working surface. This combination ice scraper and snow removal assembly includes a main body portion having two ends thereof. A scraping assembly is provided at one end of the main body for scraping a frozen water material from a working surface. The scraping assembly includes at least three scraping blades with at least one of the scraping blades having a continuous blade edge and at least two of the scraping blades having toothed cutting edges. As a result, in a single swiping or scraping action of the user, ice or snow can be dislodged from the working windshield/surface by the scraping blade assembly and then cleared and/or removed from that dislodged location by the cleaning blade removal assembly in a limited path of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Prestone Products Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Holliday, Jeffrey Kapec, Kazuna Tanaka, Pazit Vider Kagel
  • Patent number: 6237181
    Abstract: The present invention “A Comb for Removing Debris on Carpet” is a hand held tool that will comb debris such as pine needles or other debris left lying on carpet or embedded in carpet into a pile for easy pick-up. This tool consists of a body, a handle, and a plurality of plates that are spaced, varying in height, and extended the entire length of the body. These plates extend upward into parallel grooves cut into the underside of the body and are permanently attached there. These plates also extend downward from the body and have a plurality of teen that are distal from the body deposed on the edge of each plate. The teeth are in a saw-toothed configuration. The tool is held in the hand(s) and is drawn towards the operator. The plates and teeth are in contact with the carpet. The manual action of drawings the tool over the carpet results in the collection of debris at the front side of the tool and between the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Inventor: Dawn L. Onuffer
  • Patent number: 6098292
    Abstract: A tool having a flat, quadrangular shaped blade with a straight front edge and a parallel back edge, the front edge being tapered to provide a cutting edge. A handle receiving tube extends upwardly and rearwardly from the top of the blade, the tube being centered between the sides of the blade. At least one impact receiving member is on the tool positioned to allow the blade to be hammered in a direction to drive the blade forwardly to have the front edge of the blade cut through material. A groove is formed in the bottom surface of the blade, the groove being unshaped with the base of the groove parallel to the front edge of the blade and located in front of the handle receiving tube. The groove forms a strengthening ridge on the upper surface of the blade. A strengthening strap is fastened to the lower, front portion of the handle receiving tube and extends forwardly on the upper surface of the blade toward the front edge of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: William Harpell
  • Patent number: 6023846
    Abstract: A tool for smoothing and shaping the edges of drywall panels includes an elongated housing having a base portion and opposed side walls which define with the base portion a straight guide channel. Several cutting members are secured within the channel. Each cutting member has a circular cutting edge, and the several cutting edges are disposed in coplanar alignment parallel to the base portion. Relief passageways are formed in the sidewalls adjacent each cutting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Inventors: Steve Crawford, Roger Leafgreen
  • Patent number: 6023811
    Abstract: A modular, grout removal tool of adjustable thickness, to better accommodate grout joints of varying widths on all types of tiled surfaces. The tool has a handle with a pear-shaped cross section and a protrusion extending from and continuous with its substantially rectangular base. The protrusion has a substantially rectangular cross section and a lower relative height than the rest of the handle, which affords the tool access to hard-to-reach grout joints, such as those situated under overhangs created by cabinet and appliance edges. The protrusion also functions as a thumb rest during use. Rectangular flanges at the bottom of the base curve inward to define a slot extending into the base for a plurality off carbide-tipped saw blades. The blades have apertures aligning with apertures in the flanges to receive securing screws upon insertions of the blades into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Inventor: Mark V. Ciarrocchi
  • Patent number: 5966819
    Abstract: A new meat scraping tool for easily dislodging meat by pressing a button. The inventive device includes a handle. A plurality of generally cylindrical stationary blade members arranged in a concentric configuration are included. The stationary blade members have coextensive end portions extending inwardly of an end of the handle. The stationary blade members each have a blunt upper edge and a sharp lower edge. A plurality of generally cylindrical pivoting blade members each are positioned in an abutting relationship with an interior surface of respective stationary blade members. The pivoting blade members have coextensive end portions extending inwardly of the end of the handle. The pivoting blade members each have a blunt upper edge and a sharp lower edge. The pivoting blade members are pivotable with respect to the stationary blade members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventor: David R. Coleman
  • Patent number: 5966770
    Abstract: A slicer blade cleaning tool including a handle having a grasping area at a first end of a length and breadth to be easily held by the fingers and palm of one hand, and also having a downwardly extending prolongation and attached scraper at an opposite end, with the prolongation and scraper being constructed of a heavy plastic able to withstand forces downwardly and upwardly applied to the prolongation and to the scraper as the scraper is held against a rotating slicing blade in cleaning cheese and/or meat residue remaining after a slicing or cutting action is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventors: Kevin T. Byrne, David Tully
  • Patent number: 5950312
    Abstract: A wallpaper scarifying device including a plate and at least one scarifying assembly coupled to the plate. The scarifying assembly includes a swivel fixture rotatably coupled to the plate about an axis of rotation and rotatably carrying a cutting disk at an angle of less than 45 degrees relative a plane perpendicular to the axis of rotation. The cutting disk has a plurality of teeth extending from a periphery thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: William Zinsser & Co., Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel L. Poole, Robert N. Poole
  • Patent number: 5829143
    Abstract: A new LINT REMOVING AND STORING DEVICE for REMOVING BALLS OF LINT FROM CLOTHING AND STORING FOR EASY DISPOSAL. The inventive device includes a molded handle having an upper end having a hollow angled head extending outwardly therefrom. The angled head is defined by an open front face, opposed side walls and open upper and lower ends. A razor blade assembly is positioned within the hollow angled head and is received through the open front face and the open upper end and engaged between the opposed side walls thereof. A lint reservoir housing is provided having a generally L-shaped cross-section. The lint reservoir housing has an upper edge and a lower edge. The upper edge engages lower ends of the opposed side walls of the hollow angled head. The lower edge engages a recess formed within the molded handle disposed below the hollow angled head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Gloria J. Gilliam