Plural Blade Patents (Class 30/172)
  • Patent number: 4466188
    Abstract: A wedge head is provided having upper and lower surfaces and front and rear ends. The upper and lower surfaces are forwardly convergent toward a forward transverse apex edge of the head and an elongated handle is provided including base and free end portions. The handle base end portion is anchored relative to the head with the handle free end portion projecting rearwardly from the rear end of the head. A weight body is slidably mounted on the free handle end portion for guided reciprocation between front and rear limit positions on the handle and the wedge head includes front-to-rear extending opposite side surfaces which are rearwardly convergent. The side surfaces are also upwardly convergent and the forward transverse apex edge includes structure defining transversely spaced forwardly projecting teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Assignee: Albin H. Morrill
    Inventor: Roger W. Svendsgaard
  • Patent number: 4455747
    Abstract: A hand tool for deburring or chamfering a work piece, of the kind comprising: a mount, a handle solid with the mount, a cutting tool adjustably secured to the mount so as to present a cutting edge substantially perpendicular to the handle and the mount, and a bearing member, characterized in that the bearing member is mounted adjacent the cutting tool and is provided with two side faces defining therebetween an angle of to bear on the respective sides of the edge of the work piece, the bearing member having at least one fulcrum, an imaginary line joining the fulcrum with the cutting edge being inclined relative to the axis of the handle by an angle in the range of to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1984
    Inventor: Andre Carossino
  • Patent number: 4442636
    Abstract: An edge sharpening device that simultaneously sharpens the edge faces on both sides of the skis has a hand-grippable support (31) capable of changing in length that carries a pair of opposed edge sharpening heads (32, 33). The heads are movable to a spread position by the changing of the length of the support and a biasing band (61) urges the side sharpening faces (44, 45, 54, 55) of sharpening blocks against the side surfaces of the ski during a reciprocating movement of the device. The heads have bottom sharpening faces (48, 58) that are manually urged against the bottom surfaces of the ski during the reciprocating movement of the device. A flexible mounting provided by heads (68, 78) and sockets (64, 74) permits the heads to turn from side to side about a vertical axis to follow the taper of a ski of varying width during the sharpening operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1984
    Inventor: Donald R. Obland
  • Patent number: 4422206
    Abstract: A tool for scraping ice or frost from the windows of automotive vehicles has a concavo-convex plastic body provided with a pair of aligned slots separating the edge of the body into two arcuate scraping edges and a handle connected to the body between the adjacent ends of the two slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1983
    Inventors: Arthur W. Brace, James M. Chmielewski
  • Patent number: 4408363
    Abstract: The thread conditioning device is for rotational movement about a threaded bolt to remove corrosion and debris and to otherwise condition the bolt threads for further use. The device or chaser includes a body having an opened and generally C-shaped configuration when viewed cross sectionally to its axis of rotation. The body of the device includes an interior threaded surface to engage the threads of the bolt to be conditioned, an exterior surface to mechanically engage, grasp and rotate the device, and two generally opposing end surfaces. The open portion of the C-shaped body is defined by two lateral surfaces which extend between the opposing end surfaces from the interior surface to the exterior surface of the device. The two lateral surfaces preferably form positive, acute angles relative to the interior surface of the body when viewed cross sectionally. The intersections of the lateral surfaces and the interior threaded surface form two generally spacially opposing plowing edges of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1983
    Inventor: Donald A. Doree
  • Patent number: 4338718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel and improved tool for removing worn and cracked grout from between floor, wall and ceiling tiles in a rapid and efficient manner whereby damage to the tiles is reduced to a minimum.In accordance with one form of the invention novel means is provided for limiting the depth of penetration of the tool in the grout and between the adjacent tiles and in another form of the invention novel means is provided whereby the grout removing portion of the tool may be readily changed to provide a tool adapted for work requiring blade means of different sizes and having different grout removing characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1982
    Inventor: E. Alfred Olkkola
  • Patent number: 4295274
    Abstract: A scarifying tool is disclosed suitable for use in conjunction with disc floor maintenance machines. The scarifying tool includes a support plate with a plurality of resilient or flexible members attached thereto. The flexible member may be lightweight spring-steel strap material one end of which is secured to a disc plate. A cutter is then mounted on the strap at a point spaced from the disc support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: Tennant Company
    Inventors: Charles W. Bricher, Ferdinand J. Herpers
  • Patent number: 4274770
    Abstract: A tool for deburring conduit and other piping is described. The tool is cylindrical with a stepped bore, having cutting blades mounted on each landing. Each succeeding bore is of a diameter that corresponds to a standard size of conduit. When the leading edges of a length of conduit is inserted to make contact with the cutting blades and rotated, the burrs are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1981
    Assignees: Karl Singer, Wagner & Aubel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Karl Singer
  • Patent number: 4220481
    Abstract: During the labeling of a vial, mislabeling can occur. The unwanted label is cleanly and economically removed by forcing the vial through a novel collet-cutter. The cutter has at least two cutting edges and two slots. The slots permit expansion of the diameter of the cutting edges during the passage of a vial. At least one of the edges of the slots is outwardly sharpened. Further, its cutting edges are at an angle to the incoming vial and have an internal diameter whereby the label is removed completely and cleanly when the vial is forced through the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1980
    Assignee: Suntech, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold M. Bleiman, Gordon A. Russell
  • Patent number: 4215473
    Abstract: A cutting and abrading hand tool is provided with a blade holder of generally rectangular shape and provided on opposite external side walls with parallel longitudinally extending outwardly facing grooves. Interchangeable and disposable blades of tubular form are provided which have various cross-sectional configurations and which have a longitudinally extending slot therein defined by inwardly extending flanges dimensioned to have a slip fit with the grooves of the holder. The holder is provided with abutments at either end of the grooves for securing the blades on the holder. The end portions of the holder having the abutments at one end of the holder are manually flexible inwardly to permit endwise removal and replacement of the blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1980
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventors: James Elmore, Richard E. Ziel
  • Patent number: 4203210
    Abstract: A manually manipulated tool incorporating a forward, serrated edge adapted to lift shingles and engage roofing nails so that they may be pried from the sub-roof by action of the tool against a fulcrum that is dimensioned and positioned to prevent injury to the users hand while operating the tool and provide an optimum fulcrum point for maximum leverage without presenting a surface which will mar the sub-roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1980
    Inventor: Paul E. Hadlick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4175895
    Abstract: A device for finishing the end of a tubing is disclosed comprising a first and a second member. The first member has a first base and first end walls extending from each of two opposed ends of the first base. A plurality of first V-shaped grooves extend into each of the first end walls. The second member has a second base and second end walls extending from each of two opposed ends of the second base. A plurality of second V-shaped grooves extend into each of the second end walls. Apertures extend into the first and second bases enabling a threaded fastener to adjustably secure the first and second members relative to one another. The first member finishes the inside and outside tubing surface with two separate inside and outside cutting edges while the second member simultaneously finishes the inside and outside tubing surface with two separate inside and outside cutting edges upon rotation of the device relative to the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1979
    Inventor: H. Willard Burroughs
  • Patent number: 4164801
    Abstract: An ice scraper comprising a one-piece body defining a handle section, a downwardly curved intermediate section, and a blade region comprising a plurality of downwardly curved, independently flexible, resilient scraping fingers. In use, the scraping fingers bow or flex when scraping force is applied to ice to be removed, induce the formation of fractures in the ice, and thereafter resiliently return to their unflexed position, imparting force to fractured ice tending to throw it away from the surface to be scraped.The separable, independently flexible fingers enable the ice scraper to effectively conform to curved surfaces and avoid the possible incomplete cleaning action of said blade structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1979
    Assignee: Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Robert R. Thomas
  • Patent number: 4156966
    Abstract: Disclosed is a blade for cutting and scrapping that is receivable by a holding device. A keeper is joined to a base plate of the holding device by means of a pair of screws. The blade is constructed with a pair of slots of different lengths extending inwardly from opposite ends of the blade and running generally parallel to the cutting edge of the blade. The blade may be inserted between the keeper and base plate with one screw being received by the longer of the two slots. The blade may then be positioned between the keeper and base plate with the shorter slot aligned with the other screw. The blade may then be moved forward so that the shorter slot receives the second screw while the longer slot still retains the first screw. Tightening the screws then secures the blade in cutting position between the keeper and the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1979
    Inventor: William J. Eubank
  • Patent number: 4153991
    Abstract: A hand covering or glove having a flexible two-piece body with a plurality of discrete abrading units disposed on the hand covering to permit free flexing thereof. Each abrading unit is a discrete one-piece molded synthetic organic resin member with an abrasive front surface and a smooth rear surface secured to the front piece of the two-piece hand covering. Preferably, the two-piece hand covering is secured at the periphery thereof by heat sealing and the abrading units are also heat sealed to the front piece of the construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: Rub-A-Venture
    Inventors: Sam Kupperman, Dennis Kupperman
  • Patent number: 4151644
    Abstract: A device for lifting and dislodging ingrown facial or neck hairs from the skin and which device is adapted for use either independently or as incorporated in the cutter head of electric dry shaver. The device includes a plate member formed with raking teeth projecting outwardly of a recessed portion of a hand-held casing or from the outer cutter of a cutter head assembly for traversal across the skin of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Sperry Rand Corporation
    Inventor: David R. Locke
  • Patent number: 4151643
    Abstract: A tool for cutting away the outer cap of a safety closure so that a remaining inner cap of the closure can be retained for screwing on and off a bottle, in order that it may be used by a knowledgable adult; the tool comprising a pliers-like implement, in which one of the jaws includes a stage upon which the closure is placed, and the other jaw of the implement includes a cutting blade, that cuts or slits only through the side wall of the outer cap member of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Inventor: August E. Pomante
  • Patent number: 4146943
    Abstract: An elongated handle has mounted on one end thereof a plurality of spring fingers in side by side relation with toothed rotable cutter disc on free ends of the fingers. The free ends of the fingers are movable toward and away from each other to adjust themselves to the spacing of the grooves in the grill to be cleaned and are movable in a perpendicular direction to adjust themselves to the thickness of deposits in the grooves. The handle also carries a brush to sweep out debris loosened by the cutter discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1979
    Inventors: Donald J. Wertheimer, Ralph A. Holmes
  • Patent number: 4121316
    Abstract: A device for scraping ice or frost from vehicle windows and windshields. A substantially flat flexible member, an edge of which follows the contour of a to be cleared surface has a series of recesses on one side of the member to break up the frozen surface prior to turning the member over for final clearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1978
    Inventor: Michael W. Perry
  • Patent number: 4121337
    Abstract: The problem of defaced acoustical ceilings in homes, apartments, offices, etc., is eliminated in a highly simple and economical manner. The ceilings are defaced as the result of the removal of decorative hooks which suspend plants, etc. In accordance with the present method, the unsightly hole and surrounding defaced region are effectively obscured by first removing a circular region of acoustical substance from the underlying wallboard surface, the circular region having as its center the hole formed by the decorative hook. Thereafter, a circular patch of acoustical material is applied to the wallboard surface, completely filling the circular region from which the acoustical material was removed. The result is such that it is difficult to ascertain what part is patched and what part is not.In accordance with the apparatus, a circular patch of acoustical material (or simulated acoustical material) is provided in combination with a tool of corresponding size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1978
    Assignee: Anthony Franklin
    Inventor: Robert W. Parker
  • Patent number: 4114267
    Abstract: A label removing device of the type primarily intended for use in removing adhesive labels from a substrate, including a unitary body portion having first and second scrapers disposed at opposite ends thereof. The first scraper is specifically designed and constructed for removing labels from a relatively hard substrate, and the second scraper is specifically designed and constructed to assist in removing adhesive labels from softer substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Inventors: John P. Marchio, Hector Figueredo
  • Patent number: 4112537
    Abstract: A tool for scraping the wires or rods constituting a barbeque grill or the like. The tool has a handle terminating in a stiff extension having a U-shaped distal end. A wheel is pivotably secured at its center to said extension and has a plurality of U-shaped indentations of different widths. The wheel may be rotated to align a suitably sized U-shaped indentation thereof with the U-shaped distal end of said extension. The latter indentation is of a width equal to the largest of the indentations in the wheel and of a depth equal to the deepest indentation in the wheel. The extension or backing element prevents rotation of the indented wheel during a scraping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1978
    Assignee: M. E. Heuck Company
    Inventor: Roger W. Heuck
  • Patent number: 4107840
    Abstract: A hand covering or glove having a flexible two-piece body with a plurality of discrete abrading units disposed on the hand covering to permit free flexing thereof. Each abrading unit is a discrete one-piece molded synthetic organic resin member with an abrasive front surface and a smooth rear surface secured to the front piece of the two-piece hand covering. Preferably, the two-piece hand covering is secured at the periphery thereof by heat sealing and the abrading units are also heat sealed to the front piece of the construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1978
    Assignee: Rub-A-Venture
    Inventors: Sam Kupperman, Dennis Kupperman
  • Patent number: 4106193
    Abstract: A rotary scraper including a spool with fingers integral therewith and projecting radially therefrom, with the fingers striking the work surface as the wheel rotates, thereby to impact the work surface; the fingers are arranged in a plurality of comb-like structures with the base of each comb inserted in a slot parallel to the axis of the spool. Each comb is locked in place by a cylindrical cover for the spool having a slot displaced radially from the slot in the spool into which each comb is inserted. Each comb is therefore held in place by the S shaped bend thus induced and is curved away from the direction of rotation from the spool. The fingers of each comb are relatively flexible. The curved portion of each comb outside the cover acts as a support for the fingers of the next adjacent comb should they be flexed inwardly beyond the desired point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1978
    Inventors: Leonard Fisher, James E. Richardson
  • Patent number: 4099328
    Abstract: A machine for shredding and removing a resilient covering material from a floor surface has a portable base structure defining an open bottomed shredding chamber and a motor unit adjustably supported on the base structure for rotating a wire brush within the shredding chamber. The brush is adjustable to a desired elevated and inclined position relative to the floor surface to facilitate the shredding action and removal of the covering material from the machine. The base structure is supported on thin disk shaped wheels adapted for penetrating the covering material substantially to the level of the floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Inventor: John E. Schlemmer
  • Patent number: 4089076
    Abstract: A tool assembly is provided for maintaining and repairing the runner surfaces and edges of skis. The basic unit of the assembly is a hand held tool to which blades may be attached for planing or scraping the running surface and longitudinal center groove of the ski. The basic unit also has provisions for mounting a flat file to file and sharpen the metal edges of the skis. A waxing attachment for applying a uniform wax coating to the ski is also provided along with a polishing unit. The assembly further includes a base and heater with a wax reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1978
    Inventor: James D. Sparling
  • Patent number: 4086699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool and in particular to a tool for removing roofing material including shingles from the roof of a building. The tool consists of a metal blade member having novel means enabling it to be readily inserted under shingles to thereby lift and remove the same from the base of the roof of a building and at the same time remove or shear the roofing nails, and a handle for guiding the blade member during the stripping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1978
    Inventor: E. Alfred Olkkola
  • Patent number: 4047504
    Abstract: A grooming implement has hand grips and two blades corresponding edges of which have a lengthwise series of teeth. The blades include parallel, spaced-apart grooming portions that remain substantially parallel when the implement is held by the hand grips with the blades curved as one end of one blade is slidable relative to the other blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Inventors: Paul A. Borba, Harry R. Miller
  • Patent number: 4023271
    Abstract: A meat trimmer and scraper embodied in a single, safe, easily used tool with the scraper extending at an angle from one end of the handle and a trimmer blade extending from the same end adjacent the scraper whereby in one orientation of the handle meat can be scraped while in another orientation the meat can be trimmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1977
    Inventor: Roy P. Di Franco
  • Patent number: 3990147
    Abstract: A tool for scraping an edge of a flat article, the tool comprising a first flat surface defining a first plane, a second flat surface defining a second plane at right angles to the first plane, and a cutting blade mounted at or near one end of the second flat surface, the plane of the blade being perpendicular to both the first plane and the second plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1976
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: John R. Gill, Richard S. Massarella
  • Patent number: 3990806
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrician's hand-held reaming tool comprising a triangular, hand-gripped member which carries two jaws pivotally attached to the member and separable under spring tension when the apex of the member is inserted into the severed end of a thin-wall tube. The relatively long sides of the triangular member and the relatively lengthy, juxtaposed side edges of the jaws permits the tool to accommodate for reaming, or de-burring, a wide range of tubing sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1976
    Inventor: James C. Meyers
  • Patent number: 3955234
    Abstract: Tool comprises an elongated handle having a bifurcated extension projecting from one end and at least one elongated blade member affixed to and spanning said bifurcated extension substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis thereof. The blade member extends laterally beyond the branches of the bifurcated extension and constitutes working edges of the blade. The two opposed longitudinal outer edges of the blade member project from opposite sides of the bifurcated extension and constitute additional working edges of the blade. The tool is utilized by grasping the handle and passing the working edge of the blade over the surfaces of cut meat slices or pieces to remove bone dust, loose fat particles, etc., therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1976
    Inventor: Thomas A. Roefaro
  • Patent number: 3934287
    Abstract: A tool in its preferred form includes a body, a file carried by the body for filing the bottom and side edges of a ski, a scraping blade carried by the body to remove excess wax and filler and to press wax into the ski surface, and a cork block to serve as a handle and to polish a ski bottom surface. The body may be of any desired shape but is preferably right triangular in planform and shallow compared to its lateral and longitudinal dimensions. A first face has a seat for a file along its diagonal aft margin and a guide wall along its longitudinal side margin which guides the body for longitudinal movement along the ski with the file crossing the ski bottom diagonally. The forward end contains a seat to hold a scraper blade for scraping excess filler and wax from the bottom and for pressing wax into the ski surface. The cork block protrudes from the second face of the body to serve as a handle and also to polish the waxed ski surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Inventor: G. Wix Howard