Pivoted Handles Patents (Class 30/252)
  • Patent number: 10905488
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and methods for modifying, cutting and/or shaping surgical fixation components of various configurations, including spinal fixation rods and related components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Pacific Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Rinner
  • Patent number: 10279403
    Abstract: In the present invention, there is disclosed a pair of multi-level J-channel cutter shears, comprising a shear blade permanently attached to a handle and a stationary blade being pivotally attached to the shear blade, and wherein an L-shaped channel runs therethrough, creating at least an upper and a lower cutting edge, and wherein the stationary blade includes multi-level cutting surfaces defining the upper and lower cutting edges, and wherein the stationary blade is also attached to a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Anthony Wachtel
  • Patent number: 9943659
    Abstract: A respiratory interface device is provided that includes a mask (10) and a brace (40) assembly. The mask has a faceplate (12) and a cushion (15), and the brace assembly has a brace body (42) and a lever assembly (44). The brace body is coupled to the mask faceplate, and the lever assembly has at least one lever arm (70) and at least one actuator assembly (72) for each lever arm. The at least one lever arm has a body (76) and a pivot assembly (90). The lever arm body is pivotally coupled to the brace body at the pivot assembly. The lever arm body is structured to move between two positions, a first position, where the lever arm body does not effectively engage a portion of the mask, and a second position, wherein the lever arm body effectively engages a portion of the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Lauren Patricia Chodkowski
  • Patent number: 9414331
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a transmission in a bundling mode are provided to prevent a conflict between a bundling transmission resource and other transmission resource in a wireless communication network. A bundling transmission method includes determining whether there is a transmission conflicting with a bundling transmission induced by an uplink grant regarding uplink transmission resources. If it is determined that there is a conflicting transmission, the method disregards at least one of the bundling transmission and the conflicting transmission. A bundling transmission apparatus includes a retransmission unit and a transmission control unit, which are configured to execute the bundling transmission method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soeng Hun Kim, Gert-Jan Van Lieshout
  • Patent number: 9027253
    Abstract: Compound action snips includes include first and second handles pivotally connected to each other, and first and second blades. The first handle includes first and second walls arranged opposite to each other. The second wall includes a recess. The first blade is mounted to the first handle. The second blade is mounted to the second handle. A fastener inserts through the first wall, the first blade, and the second wall. A fixing element is received into the recess and threaded onto the fastener, so that a top surface defined on the fixing element is not exposed out of the second wall of the first handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: AllProfessional Mfg. Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hsin-Te Huang
  • Patent number: 8950075
    Abstract: Compound action snips include first and second handles pivotally connected to each other, and first and second blades. The first handle includes first and second walls arranged opposite to each other. The second wall includes a recess. The first blade is mounted to the first handle. The second blade is mounted to the second handle. A fastener inserts through the first wall, the first blade, and the second wall. A fixing element is received into the recess and is threaded onto the fastener, so that a top surface defined on the fixing element is not exposed out of the second wall of the first handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: AllProfessional Mfg. Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hsin-Te Huang
  • Publication number: 20140360024
    Abstract: A shears that includes a first cutting blade including a first aperture and a second cutting blade including a second aperture, the second cutting blade pivotally coupled to the first cutting blade at a pivot joint. The shears further includes a first handle operable to pivot the first cutting blade about the pivot joint and a second handle operable to pivot the second cutting blade about the pivot joint. The pivot joint includes a bolt that extends through the first aperture and the second aperture. The bolt includes a head, a shank that extends from the head, and a longitudinal axis that extends centrally through the head and the shank along a length of the shank. The head includes a concave outer surface that extends around the longitudinal axis of the bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel H. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20140298661
    Abstract: Two-stage force multiplier tin snips are provided which have a pair of cutting blades and associated tangs, both being pivotable about a cutting axis. Each respective tang is coupled to a pair of handles by a pair of respective tang pins. The handles are pivotably attached to one another about an adjustable handle axis. The handle axis is adjustable between an upper position and a lower position to provide a mechanism for changing a force multiplier of the cutting blades. The handle axis may be a sliding axis disposed in longitudinal slots on the handles. The handle axis may also be upper and lower fixed pins that are slidable in lateral slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: I.D.L. Tools International, LLC
    Inventors: Eric B. Carmichael, Brett P. Seber, Wesley James Torn
  • Patent number: 8739415
    Abstract: Two-stage force multiplier tin snips are provided which have a pair of cutting blades and associated tangs, both being pivotable about a cutting axis. Each respective tang is coupled to a pair of handles by a pair of respective tang pins. The handles are pivotably attached to one another about a handle axis. The tin snips provide a mechanism for changing a force multiplier of the cutting blades by selectively adjusting relative longitudinal positioning of the cutting blade axis, the handle axis or the tang pins, relative to another of the cutting blade axis, the handle pins or the tang pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: I.D.L. Tech Tools, LLC
    Inventors: Brett P. Seber, Eric B. Carmichael, Wesley James Tom
  • Patent number: 8726523
    Abstract: A labor-saving horticultural scissors has a first blade and a second blade. Both blades are respectively disposed with a cutting section and a transmission section. Both blades are mutually pivoted to pivotally rotate to perform cutting motion, wherein a rotatable component leans against the transmission section of at least one of the blades. When both blades mutually pivot, the rotatable component rolls and displaces along the transmission section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Green Guard Industry Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuang-Pin Wang
  • Patent number: 8713804
    Abstract: Gardening scissors include two blades facing each other, two connecting blocks, two covers and two handles, wherein each blade is equipped with a perforation at a middle section, and a locking board is extended from one side of rear end of two blades. The connecting blocks have a (half) shell body facing the cover, and a receiving slot with half-oval shape extending from rear end of the shell body. Front end of the receiving slot has a stopping edge, one side of which has a side wing extending therefrom. The cover is symmetrically disposed to face the shell body, so that a second receiving slot, a second stopping edge, a second side wing and a second locking hole are formed on the cover. One end of the handle has an anti-slippery sleeve and the other end has a through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Jiin Haur Industrial Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Piao Wu
  • Patent number: 8677631
    Abstract: A pair of scissors includes a pair of plate-shaped blades respectively formed by press working. Each of the blades pairing up with each other includes an edge line portion for sliding against the other blade and a recessed portion which is formed at a portion adjacent to the edge line portion with a difference in level from the edge line portion, which is away from a blade back face of the other blade in a thickness direction, and which has a bottom face substantially parallel to a blade back face of the edge line portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Youichi Hanakawa
  • Publication number: 20140053413
    Abstract: A garden shears has a main cutting body, a secondary cutting body and an applying arm. The main cutting body has a first shaft aperture at a middle section, a first blade disposed at one end aperture and a handle disposed on another end, the main cutting body has a first pivoting aperture between the first shaft aperture and the handle. The secondary cutting body has a second shaft aperture. A second blade is disposed at one end of the second shaft aperture and a sliding slot with a toothed portion at another end. The applying arm is pivoted with a gear at a middle section. The gear engages with the toothed portion of the sliding slot of the secondary cutting body, and the applying arm has a second pivoting aperture disposed at one end of the gear and a handle disposed at another end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: HO CHENG GARDEN TOOLS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yao-Chung Huang
  • Patent number: 8584368
    Abstract: A position restriction structure of scissors includes a main body, a second body, a driving handle, a connecting piece, a restricting piece and a plurality of hinged units, wherein a main hinge hole and a second hinge hole provided for the second body and the driving handle are through and passing through a center portion of the main body, and the second body and the driving handle have a gearing teeth portion and a activating teeth portion engaged with each other. The restricting piece attaches to one side of the second body and driving handle and the hinge unit passes therethrough. The restricting piece clamps the second body and the driving handle through a screw and screw nut of the hinge unit to restrict axial position of the gearing teeth portion and activating teeth portion to prevent the second body from shear forces and to improve durability of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ho Cheng Garden Tool Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yao-Chung Huang
  • Publication number: 20130247385
    Abstract: A compound wire rope cutter has a first handle and a second handle; a first lever and a second lever; and a first cutting jaw and a second cutting jaw. The first cutting jaw is formed at a distal end of the first lever. A second cutting jaw is formed at a distal end of the second lever. A first pivot pivotally connects the first handle and the second handle. A second pivot pivotally connects the first lever to the first handle. A third pivot pivotally connects the second lever to the second handle. A fourth pivot pivotally connects the first lever to the second lever. A first mechanical advantage is defined as a pivot lever length divided by a pivot jaw length, and a second mechanical advantage is defined as a handle length divided by a pivot handle length. A compound mechanical advantage is obtained by multiplying the first and second mechanical advantages together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: The National Telephone Supply Company
    Inventor: Philip J. Pisczak
  • Publication number: 20130232797
    Abstract: A compound action snips includes first and second handles pivotally connected to each other, and first and second blades. The first handle includes first and second walls arranged opposite to each other. The second wall includes a recess. The first blade is mounted to the first handle. The second blade is mounted to the second handle. A fastener inserts into the first wall, the first blade, and the second wall. A fixing element is received into the recess and threaded onto the fastener, so that a top surface defined on the fixing element is not exposed out of the second wall of the first handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Hsin-Te Huang
  • Publication number: 20130232798
    Abstract: A compound action snips includes first and second handles pivotally connected to each other, and first and second blades. The first handle includes first and second walls arranged opposite to each other. The second wall includes a recess. The first blade is mounted to the first handle. The second blade is mounted to the second handle. A fastener inserts into the first wall, the first blade, and the second wall. A fixing element is received into the recess and threaded onto the fastener, so that a top surface defined on the fixing element is not exposed out of the second wall of the first handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Hsin-Te Huang
  • Patent number: 8509091
    Abstract: A method and a system of realizing event detection are provided, which detect a status of an Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity access network (IP-CAN) bearer corresponding to a policy and charging control (PCC) rule by binding an Event-Trigger parameter to the PCC rule, thereby realizing small-granularity detection for the specific PCC rule and reducing the load of the system. Furthermore, a status of the IP-CAN bearer or an IP flow is realized by binding the Event-Trigger parameter to an IP-CAN identifier (ID) or an IP flow ID, so as to avoid the problem about too large granularity of the binding of event detection and IP-CAN session and reduce the burden of the IP-CAN bearer detection and message exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiyong Tan, Yan Li, Weihua Wei, Shibi Huang, Peng Zhao, Yuxin Mao
  • Publication number: 20130160301
    Abstract: The shear of the present invention includes a clipper, an elastic element and a holding portion. A first cutter of the clipper forms a pressing face, and a second cutter of the clipper forms a leaning face corresponding to the pressing face. When the clipper splays to a maximum angle, the pressing face and the leaning face touch each other, and the elastic force is accepted by the leaning face. Because the first cutter and the second cutter are made of a same material and the hardness of the first and the second cutters is the same, the contact faces of the cutters are not abraded after several times touching. Thereby, the shear of the present invention is much more durable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Hsin-Te HUANG
  • Publication number: 20130145628
    Abstract: A hand tool for actuation between a closed state and an open state includes a first jaw member having a first blade portion and a first extension portion. The first blade portion defines a first cutting edge having a first substantially convex profile along its entire length. A first handle member is coupled to the first extension portion. A second jaw member is pivotably coupled to the first jaw member. The second jaw has a second blade portion and a second extension portion. The second blade portion includes a second edge having a second substantially convex profile along its entire length. A second handle member is coupled to the second extension portion. The first jaw member and the second jaw member define a jaw stop that inhibits the first blade portion and the second blade portion from opening beyond a predetermined jaw angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130000131
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting tool (1) comprising: a first handle (2) and a first blade (3) fixedly attached to each other, a second handle (4) and a second blade (5) pivotably attached to each other by a first pivot (6) and a second pivot (7). In order to obtain a cutting tool with an optimal cutting force, the cutting tool comprises a limiter (11) allowing the back end (9?) to move sideways (S) in relation to the second handle (4) and preventing the back end (9) at least from moving away from the second handle (4) in an axial direction (A) of the first pivot (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Heikki Savolainen, Carl-Olof Holm
  • Publication number: 20120311872
    Abstract: A labor-saving horticultural scissors has a first blade and a second blade. Both blades are respectively disposed with a cutting section and a transmission section. Both blades are mutually pivoted to pivotally rotate to perform cutting motion, wherein a rotatable component leans against the transmission section of at least one of the blades. When both blades mutually pivot, the rotatable component rolls and displaces along the transmission section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Kuang-Pin WANG
  • Patent number: 8276278
    Abstract: A pair of hairdressing scissors capable of adjusting the amount of hair cut comprises a first blade, a second blade and an adjustment member. The adjustment member is pivotally mounted on the first blade. The second blade is eccentrically pivoted on the adjustment member. The adjustment member can be rotated to change the relative position and the contact area between the two blades, thus changing the amount of hair cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Hasegawa Makoto
  • Publication number: 20120186087
    Abstract: Garden shears includes two corresponding cutting members, two opposing applying arms and two assembling members. Each cutting member has a main pivot aperture at a middle section thereof, a blade portion above the main pivot aperture, a pushing arc and a sliding arc continuously disposed below the main pivot aperture and a protrusion disposed between the pushing arc and the sliding arc, and an adjustable slot at a lower section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: HO CHENG GARDEN TOOLS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yao-Chung Huang
  • Patent number: 8220164
    Abstract: A cutting tool includes a metal plate including a blade that forms a cutting jaw with an anvil, the metal plate being connected in an articulated manner to an anvil part at a first pivot point and connected operationally to a first elongated element having a first tooth gear part for opening and closing the cutting jaw in response to the relative turning movement of the first elongated element and a second elongated element, having a second tooth gear part, about the second and the third pivot points respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Fiskars Brands Finland Oy AB
    Inventors: Olavi Lindén, Markus Paloheimo
  • Publication number: 20120030951
    Abstract: Disclosed are shears are used for trimming bushes, trees, and brush. The loppers have the cutting blade which performs the cutting action and a counter edge for the cutting blade to work in conjunction. These loppers also have the addition of clamping jaws which will hold the severed limb. A user amputates a tree limb and the severed or orphaned limb falls helplessly to the ground, but these loppers clamp onto that limb when the cutting operation is performed. After the cut is made, the user can move the limb to a specific location, then decompresses the loppers and drop the limb as intended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Seloff, Brian Scates, Joe Williams
  • Patent number: 8104180
    Abstract: A tie wrap cutting tool has a press arm and a die arm, each arm having a tool end and an opposing handle. The arms are pivotally coupled together, such that relative movement of the handles produces a corresponding movement of the tool ends. A cutting insert is removably coupled to the tool end of the die arm, the cutting insert having a transverse guide slot configured for receiving a tie wrap to be cut. At least one cutter is carried by the cutting insert, the cutter having a selected geometric shape. A press face is formed in the press arm for forcing the tie wrap against the at least one cutter, so that selected movement of the handles causes the at least one cutter to cut the selected geometric shape in a tie wrap received in the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Eric Swinford
  • Publication number: 20120005902
    Abstract: A wire cutter head for preventing misalignment of cutting blades comprises two cutting members, the two cutting members respectively have a cutting face and a handle neck at two ends and are pivoted together at a middle position. The cutting face is a stepped inclined surface having a stopping surface formed with an inclined angle at an approximant middle section, such that the two stopping surfaces are flat with respect to each other, and a blade is formed at a lower edge of the cutting face. The handle neck is a plate used for controlling the pivot angle of the cutting blades. When the handle necks of the cutting members are pressed to rotate the cutting faces, the two facing stopping surfaces and the blades of the two cutting members contact each other. Therefore, the linear contact between the blades is free from misalignment and no offset gap between the blades occurs during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: FIST WAY INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chen-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8051572
    Abstract: A pair of pliers for removing fastening ring includes a pliers head, a pliers handle and a cover, wherein the pliers head comprises a left pliers head and a right pliers head, the pliers handle comprises a left pliers handle and a right pliers handle, and the left pliers head and the right pliers head are connected to a left pliers handle and a right pliers handle via a connecting shaft respectively, wherein the cover is provided at each of both sides of the pliers head via a head shaft, wherein the cutting edge of the left pliers head is blunt, and a projecting element is extended from an upper portion of the cutting edge of the left pliers head, the cutting edge of the right pliers head is a blade, and an adjusting device is provided at an upper portion of the left pliers handle and the right pliers handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Link-Tech (Tianjin) Metal Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanzhen Zhang, Lei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20110162213
    Abstract: A lopper includes a first metal plate including a first gear structure and a first elongate extension, a second metal plate including a second gear structure in meshing engagement with said first gear structure and a second elongate extension, a first handle coupled to said first elongate extension, a second handle coupled to said second elongate extension, a link to which each of said first body and said second body is pivotably connected so that said first gear structure and said second gear structure are retained in meshing engagement, a first metal blade member having a first arm portion, a first cutting portion, and a first intermediate portion interposed between said first arm portion and said first cutting portion, and a second metal blade member having a second arm portion, a second cutting portion, and a second intermediate portion interposed between said second arm portion and said second cutting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: GILMOUR, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Henry Goetz, David Wayne Miller
  • Publication number: 20110154668
    Abstract: Double strength loppers employ double leverage effects and have two crossed pivoting blades, a main blade and an auxiliary blade, an upper handle and a lower handle correspondingly matching with the two blades, an upper gear at the end of the upper handle and a lower gear at the end of the lower handle. The lower gear matches with the blade driving gear and the blade driving gear matches with the auxiliary blade. When swinging the upper handle and/or the lower handle, a first leverage effect is created from a first fulcrum that is the contact point between the upper gear and the lower gear, while a second leverage effect is created from a second fulcrum that is the contact point between the lower gear and the blade driving gear. Such double levers and double strength effects significantly reduce the force applied upon the handles, therefore reducing the required labor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Hongbin Liu, Jun Zhang, Maocai Huang
  • Patent number: 7946039
    Abstract: A ratchet tool has a first jaw member pivotally mounted on a first handle. An elongate linkage has a first end pivotally mounted on a second handle and a second end pivotally connected with a second jaw member on the first jaw member. The second jaw member includes a plurality of ratchet teeth. A pawl is pivotally mounted on the second end of the second handle along with the elongate linkage. The pawl has first and second sets of ratchet teeth alternatively engageable with the second jaw member teeth by a pivotally mounted spring and a rotatable actuator with cams that can be rotated into over center positions with respect to the spring and held there by the spring and a stop engaged by the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Electroline Corporation
    Inventor: Robert S. Erbrick
  • Patent number: 7913400
    Abstract: (FIG. 1) shows an improved bolt cutting tool comprising left and right cutting jaws (10) that are closed by handles (12A and 12B). As handles (12A and 12B) are separated, jaw (10) opens to allow the material to be cut to enter. The cutting handles (12A and 12B) are closed, utilizing a partially threaded rod (14) and rotational handle (16) to draw them closed. (FIG. 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: John Arthur Larkin
  • Patent number: 7717017
    Abstract: A hand tool generally includes a tool mount that removably receives thereon a tool. The tool mount and tool cooperate to provide the hand tool with a variable angle of attack with an enhanced power ratio for accommodating aged, arthritic and otherwise handicapped people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventors: Mark Tabin McBride, Dyson Lister Hamner, Joseph John Jankiewicz
  • Patent number: 7681318
    Abstract: A power-saving scissors comprises a first handle having a first knife set; the first handle being formed with a receiving space; an inner wall of the receiving space being formed with teeth; a second handle pivotally installed to the first handle by a planet gear set; the second handle having a second knife set; a center gear being protruded from the second handle at a position corresponding to the receiving space; the center gear being engagable with the receiving space of the first handle; the planet gear set including the center gear, three peripheral gears and a cover; one end of the center gear being installed to the second handle and another end thereof being protruded with a post; the three peripheral gear being respectively engaged to the center gear and also engaged to the teeth of the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh
  • Patent number: 7683720
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for a folded cascode amplifier circuit that includes a first order high-pass filter coupled to a first bias voltage, a first input signal and a second input signal, the first input signal and the second input signal defining a differential input signal and the first order high-pass filter arranged to establish a first bias output and a second bias output. To amplify the full-spectrum content of the input signal, the amplifier circuit includes a full-spectrum content amplifier coupled between the first input signal, the second input signal and a current source. To amplify the high-frequency content of the input signal to achieve equalization, the amplifier circuit includes a high-frequency content amplifier coupled to the first bias output and the second bias output, the high-frequency content amplifier arranged to amplify the high-frequency content of the differential input signal to achieve equalization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, inc.
    Inventors: Sun Yehui, Jiang Lixin
  • Patent number: 7654005
    Abstract: An assembly having a first piece and a hollow second piece, the first piece having upper and lower parts which are connected by a hinge-forming part and form a space, a part of the second piece being accommodated in the space, the hollow second piece includes a cavity and a bushing is provided in at least part of the cavity, the bushing being provided at a level of a part of the hollow second piece that is accommodated in the first piece. The assembly further has a clamping unit that brings together the upper and lower parts of the first piece. The assembly relates in particular to the manufacture of tools for cutting, shearing, clamping or gripping, such as pruning shears. The assembly also concerns an assembly kit and a method for achieving an assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventor: Laurent Perrin
  • Patent number: 7640666
    Abstract: A pair of gardening shears include two cutting blades pivotally connected with each other, two movable members each having a first side mounted on a respective cutting blade, two fixing members each mounted on a second side of a respective movable member, two locking bolts each extended through the fixing members, the movable members and the cutting blades, and two locking nuts each screwed onto a respective locking bolt. Thus, the cutting blades are limited by the fixing members and the locking bolts so that the cutting blades are juxtaposed to each other closely without producing a gap between the cutting blades, thereby facilitating a user operating the gardening shears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Ho Cheng Garden Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yao-Chung Huang
  • Patent number: 7640667
    Abstract: A pruner has a movable handle/blade assembly pivotally coupled to a static handle/blade assembly by a pivot assembly carried by the static handle. The pivot assembly further has a bush within the static handle and on which the movable handle/blade assembly is pivotally mounted, a spring for pivotally biasing the movable handle/blade assembly to an open position being retained by the pivot assembly within the static handle. Both the movable blade and static blade are mounted on the bush and are clamped laterally between two separate parts of the bush which are assembled together in screw threaded engagement, and the two blades are supported from the bush by a bearing ring of low friction material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: ITW Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Nathan Pollock, James Collins, Lee Rodezno, Peter Williams
  • Publication number: 20090277018
    Abstract: A device for cutting sheet metal is disclosed. The device comprises of a cutting blade (13) which passes between two curved sharpened support blades (12 & 14) (“curved support blades”), the latter which curves away from the cutting blade (13). The cutting blade (13) and the curved support blades (12 & 14) each have two holes in them (henceforth referred to as upper and lower holes) which enable them to be connected together and to the handles (4 & 5). The handles (4 & 5) are long and similar to those commonly used in long handle pruning secateurs. Items (3 & 6) each have two holes in them (henceforth referred to as upper and lower holes) which enable them to be connected together and to the cutting blade (13) and the curved support blades (12 & 14). Items (3 & 6) are bolted together at their upper holes, and at the other ends they slot into the handles (4 & 5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventor: Mario Arena
  • Publication number: 20090217534
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting tool comprising a first handle (2), a second handle (4), a first cutting blade (6) attached to the first handle (2) at first pivot point (40), as well as a second cutting blade (8) attached to the second handle (4) at a second pivot point (42), the first and the second cutting blades (6, 8) being engaged with one another at a pivot point (10) such that the first and the second cutting blades (6, 8) are movable in a scissor-like manner between an open position and a closed position in response to a relative rotational movement of the first and the second handles (2, 4). The invention is characterized in that the first handle (2) comprises a first toothed transmission part (12) and the second handle (4) comprises a second toothed transmission part (14), the first and the second toothed transmission parts (12, 14) being arranged to be engaged with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Olavi Linden, Markus Paloheimo
  • Publication number: 20090188118
    Abstract: A tie wrap cutting tool has a press arm and a die arm, each arm having a tool end and an opposing handle. The arms are pivotally coupled together, such that relative movement of the handles produces a corresponding movement of the tool ends. A cutting insert is removably coupled to the tool end of the die arm, the cutting insert having a transverse guide slot configured for receiving a tie wrap to be cut. At least one cutter is carried by the cutting insert, the cutter having a selected geometric shape. A press face is formed in the press arm for forcing the tie wrap against the at least one cutter, so that selected movement of the handles causes the at least one cutter to cut the selected geometric shape in a tie wrap received in the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Eric Swinford
  • Publication number: 20090151170
    Abstract: A hand-operated pruning clipper having a multi-function plastic top handle and metal bottom handle with metal bypass cutting blades for cutting twigs and branches. A pair of wire cutting blades and a plastic bag slicing blade are incorporated into the metal cutting blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Corona Clipper, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyok Lee, Michael Williams, Thomas Gaboury, Philip Curtis Rogers, Nghiem Tran, Stephen James Hull
  • Patent number: 7530172
    Abstract: A pair of long-arm gardening shears include a hollow mounting seat, an extension tube, a cutting tool, a link, a toothed rack, two spaced driven gears, and two elongated handles. Each of the elongated handles is provided with a toothed drive portion meshing with a respective driven gear to rotate the respective driven gear. Thus, the cutting tool is driven by a leverage action of the handles and by a gearing action of the toothed drive portions of the handles, the driven gears and the toothed rack, so that the long-arm gardening shears can perform a cutting action in a labor-saving manner, thereby greatly saving the user's energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Jiin Haur Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Piao Wu
  • Publication number: 20090044412
    Abstract: A pair of garden shears has a first handle, a second handle, a first blade and a second blade. The second handle has a first slot defined through the second handle. The first blade is pivotally connected to the first handle with a first pivot, is pivotally connected to the second handle with a second pivot and has a curved second slot corresponding to the first slot. The second blade is pivotally connected to the first blade with a third pivot, is pivotally connected to the first handle with a fourth pivot, is pivotally connected to the second handle and the first blade with a fifth pivot and has a third slot. The fourth pivot extends through the first handle and slidably through the third slot. The fifth pivot slidably extends through the first slot and the curved second slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Jung-Te Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20080184566
    Abstract: A handheld cutting snips having offset blades and bent levers, as well as replaceable blade and thrust bearing members. Bent levers and offset blades allow material being cut to pass through the cutting blades of the snips and bypass the levers without interfering with the levers or the hands of the snips' operator. Replaceable blade-bearing members allow simultaneous replacement of the snips' blades and surfaces surrounding the snips' pivot point, thereby preventing uneven wear and eventual blade interference and/or misalignment of the levers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Stephen D. Deter
  • Publication number: 20080172886
    Abstract: A scissors equipped with a three axially pivoting inter-changeable ringlet is provided. The ringlet of the scissors according to current application is comprised of a flexible NBR (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber) reinforced by a coil spring therein. The ringlet is attached to one handle of the scissors of current application to provide a thumb's insert, thereby providing proper fit to the user's fingers due to the flexibility of the NBR and resiliency of the coil spring. The ringlet is attached to the thumb portion of one handle of the scissor via a part that enables the ringlet rotates in two independent directions and pivots around one axis that is parallel to handle. The ringlet may be applied to both of the handles of a scissor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventor: Dong Ho Jun
  • Publication number: 20080155835
    Abstract: A flower shears includes a stationary unit, a movable unit and a driving unit. The stationary unit has a first blade portion at an upper part thereof, a first transmission portion with teeth at a middle part thereof, and a first handle at a lower part thereof. The movable unit is pivotally connected at a middle part thereof to the stationary unit and provided at an upper part thereof with a second blade portion. The driving unit is pivotally connected to a bottom end of the movable unit and provided with a second handle at a lower part thereof and a second transmission portion with teeth meshed with the teeth of the first transmission portion, such that the second blade portion of the moveable unit can be driven by the second handle through the engagement of the teeth of the first and second transmission portions to pivotally move toward the first blade portion of the stationary unit for cutting things.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas Lin
  • Publication number: 20080110030
    Abstract: Two-stage force multiplier tin snips are provided which have a pair of cutting blades and associated tangs, both being pivotable about a cutting axis. Each respective tang is coupled to a pair of handles by a pair of respective tang pins. The handles are pivotably attached to one another about a handle axis. The tin snips provide a mechanism for changing a force multiplier of the cutting blades by selectively adjusting relative longitudinal positioning of the cutting blade axis, the handle axis or the tang pins, relative to another of the cutting blade axis, the handle pins or the tang pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: I.D.L. TECH TOOLS, LLC
    Inventors: Brett P. Seber, Eric B. Carmichael, Wesley James Tom
  • Patent number: 7370423
    Abstract: A pair of long-arm gardening shears include a main body, a first casing, a second casing, a cutting blade assembly, a retaining member, a push button, and a spring. Thus, the angle between the cutting blade assembly and the main body is adjusted so that the length of the long-arm gardening shears is adjusted, thereby facilitating a user operating the long-arm gardening shears to shear the lawn at a lower height and the branches at a higher level. In addition, the use only needs to press the push button so as to rotate the cutting blade assembly and to release the push button so as to lock the cutting blade assembly, thereby facilitating the user adjusting the angles of the long-arm gardening shears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Ho Cheng Garden Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yao-Chung Huang