Plural Blade Patents (Class 30/299)
  • Patent number: 9925679
    Abstract: Devices and methods for assisting with slicing items, such as food items, are disclosed. The devices may be referred to as press and slice devices. Such devices may include a base and a lid. The base and lid may each include a flexible layer, and flexible layers may be configured to hold the items being sliced when the lid and base are pressed together. The lid may include a handle to, for example help the user hold the lid and protect the user's fingers. The base may include a foot made of a material with a higher coefficient of friction than the material of the base to, for example help secure the base to the surface the device is being used on. The lid and base may include a mechanism for positionally securing the lid relative to the base, such as using a post and slot system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: I+D+M Creative, LLC
    Inventors: Fran Z. Slutsky, Robert Hutton, IV, Ayako Takase
  • Patent number: 9623573
    Abstract: A cutlery blade having a longitudinal slot formed therein and having spaced longitudinal rails to receive one or more rotating blade assemblies. A handle is attached to the blade and a pair of tabs are integrally formed in the longitudinal slot in proximity to the handle and one of the rotating blade assemblies is in locking engagement with the tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Atlanta Cutlery Corporation
    Inventors: Pradeep Windlass, Sudhir Windlass
  • Publication number: 20150040406
    Abstract: A draw cut utility knife includes an elongated handle and a head holding a blade. The handle defines a thin central portion surrounded by a flange extending around its perimeter, the central portion aligning with the blade. The head has a rounded edge from which the blade protrudes, and is formed around the blade in a manner permanently embedding it in the head. The central portion may have cut outs for reduced weight, and the head preferably includes a thickened portion for holding the blade adjacent a centrally located cut out which accommodates a user's finger. A second blade may be secured to another thickened portion of the head opposite the first blade, both blades permanently secured in the head with a rearward sharpened edge allowing the knife to be safely drawn toward a user and easily guided for a precision cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Earl Votolato
  • Publication number: 20140261892
    Abstract: A specialized wood splitting tool and chopping block, used together, enable cutting kindling from ordinary firewood in an effective and safe manner. The splitting tool uses leverage in addition to downward momentum of the cutting head to split wood. The metal handle and metal cutting head are preferably formed from a single piece of steel, in a perpendicular configuration similar to an adz. A splitting wedge blade within the handle exerts transverse shear forces to enhance splitting, and flat upper surfaces of the cutting head and the handle near the joint provide a striking surface. A complimentary chopping block for bracing logs of various diameters in a steady upright position has a V-shaped recess that is open on one end. The chopping block provides resistance to the unique leverage of the splitting tool during the splitting action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Dana Clarke
  • Publication number: 20140202008
    Abstract: A modified axe head with a front-end containing a double-beveled axe blade and a back end containing a straight flat blade with a beveled blade edge. The back end blade contains a flexible hinge that allows the blade to pivot upwards and downwards as a result of applied force. The back end blade can be quickly inserted by firefighters in between doors, wall holes, floorboards, or roofing tiles for more gently opening or removing of these obstacles in an old or unstable buildings during search and rescue operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Glenn Scott Preston
  • Patent number: 8752458
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cutting tool that is capable of performing cutting operations on a variety of materials such as, for example, plasterboard, glass, wood, laminated wood, cardboard, plastics, such as PERSPEX®, tiles, or the like. The cutting tool comprises an upper and lower part with the upper and lower parts being separated by spacing means that are preferably retractable. The upper and lower parts include at least one cutting device. The upper and lower parts are held together by magnetic attraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: BPB Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Cadden, Ken Nelson, Manjit Lall, Steve Chatters
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8695220
    Abstract: A device for cutting food into bite-sized portions includes a first component that includes a base section having a plurality of individual, separate food-receiving slots that are defined by a plurality of walls and are open at both ends thereof. At least some of the walls have arcuate shaped bottom edges. The first component further includes a handle that extends beyond the base section for grasping. Each food receiving slot is formed to have a predetermined shape. The device also includes a second component, separate from the first component, that includes a plurality of fingers that have closed bottom ends. The fingers are sized and shaped to be received within the individual, separate food-receiving slots for ejecting food that is contained in the food receiving slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Funbites LLC
    Inventors: Bobbie Rhoads, Edward Rhoads
  • Patent number: 8677895
    Abstract: A food processor defining a food processing path comprises a frame having a first compartment located within the food processing path and a second compartment located out of the food processing path and at least one dicing element configured to be received in both of the first and second compartments. When the dicing element is received in the first compartment, the dicing element dices food passing through the food processing path, and when the dicing element is received in the second compartment, the dicing element is stored out of the food processing path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Beber, John Colasanti, Arren J. McCormick
  • Patent number: 8572854
    Abstract: A cutting tool includes: a plurality of shaft parts having blades at respective one ends and projections at the other ends; a shaft-receiving part having cylindrical parts fitting to portions of the shaft parts; a guide part having projection-receiving parts extending in one direction, respectively; and stretchable elastic bodies positioned between the blades and the shaft-receiving part, wherein the projections are movably fitted to the respective projection-receiving parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Erik Willem Estoppeij
  • Patent number: 8555763
    Abstract: A sectioning device including a frame having a cutter deck with an opening disposed therethrough; a removable insert having an opening disposed therethrough, the removable insert positioned above the opening of the cutter deck such that the opening of the removable insert and the opening of the cutter deck are concentrically aligned; a cutter removably positioned on the removable insert; a press assembly positioned on the frame for pushing an item against and through the cutter; and an activator moving at least one of the cutter and the press assembly between a neutral position and a sectioning position in a single continuous motion, the press assembly and the cutter configured such that the item is sectioned upon movement from the neutral position to the sectioning position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: Tariq Farid, Kamran Farid
  • Patent number: 8495941
    Abstract: A sectioning device for sectioning food and non-food items includes a frame, a cutter removably positioned on the frame and press means positioned on the frame for pushing an item against and through the cutter. The sectioning device also includes means for moving, in a single continuous motion, at least one of the cutter and the press means between a neutral position and a sectioning position. The press means and the cutter are configured such that an item to be sectioned, positioned between the cutter and the press means is sectioned in its entirety upon movement from the neutral position to the sectioning position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventors: Tariq Farid, Kamran Farid
  • Publication number: 20130174425
    Abstract: A cutting device is disclosed. The cutting device includes a handle having an outer surface, the outer surface having a first end and a second end and defining a width. The cutting device further includes a plurality of blades coupled to the handle and extending from the first end. Each of the plurality of blades is spaced apart from another of the plurality of blades in a generally width-wise direction. The cutting device further includes a channel defined in the handle extending from the first end generally towards the second end. The channel is spaced from the neighboring blades in the generally width-wise direction and comprising a recess and an opening. The outer surface defines the opening. The channel allows movement of at least one of the plurality of blades in the generally width-wise direction with respect to another of the plurality of blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Scott NEAL, David WOLFF, Glen BURKE
  • Publication number: 20130160303
    Abstract: A floor groover used to facilitate specialized heat welding of floor covering materials. The groover cuts a groove for receiving a welding rod at the edges or seam of abutting pieces of flooring materials. The groover can provide for a groove not only up to the wall, but also up the wall and in the radius of the coved-sticked area. Some embodiments of the groover can provide enhanced freedom of movement, which can be helpful when creating grooves of certain shapes in the flooring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Ken Everett
  • Patent number: 8438737
    Abstract: A handheld fruit and vegetables slicing apparatus having a plurality of linked together rotatable knives connected to a frame. One of the knives being attached to a rotatable adjustment element on the frame, such that when the adjustment element is rotated the plurality of knives rotate from an original upright state to a flat state for rinsing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventors: Kuo-Hung Lo, Shu-Ping Huang
  • Patent number: 8424212
    Abstract: A specialized wood splitting tool and chopping block, used together, enable cutting kindling from ordinary firewood in an effective and safe manner. The splitting tool uses leverage in addition to downward momentum of the cutting head to split wood. The metal handle and metal cutting head are preferably formed from a single piece of steel, in a perpendicular configuration similar to an adze. A splitting wedge blade within the handle exerts transverse shear forces to enhance splitting, and flat upper surfaces of the cutting head and the handle near the joint provide a striking surface. A complimentary chopping block for bracing logs of various diameters in a steady upright position has a V-shaped recess that is open on one end. The chopping block provides resistance to the unique leverage of the splitting tool during the splitting action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Dana S. Clarke
  • Publication number: 20120297548
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in one aspect, to a cooking utensil including a functional member configured to engage a food item and a handle member extending from the functional member for gripping the utensil and for moving the functional member. The functional member includes a blade having a pair of opposite surfaces meeting at a pair of opposite lateral edges, one of the lateral edges being sharpened to form a cutting edge and the other one of the lateral edges including prongs and at least one of the planar surfaces having one or more recesses that do not pass entirely through the blade. In a preferred form, the one or more recesses include one or more concave depressions in the at least one of the planar surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: MCPHERSON'S LIMITED
    Inventor: Clive Solari
  • Publication number: 20120227267
    Abstract: The invention discloses a utility knife, including at least a utility knife body, which has a first end part and a second end part; the first end part is arranged with a first mounting bracket, and the second end part is arranged with a second mounting bracket. A first blade is arranged detachably on the first mounting bracket; a second blade is arranged detachably on the second mounting bracket. Users can select appropriate blades to work during operation, or alternatively use different blades to operate without replacing blades. When a blade on one end becomes non-serviceable, users can immediately switch to use the blade on the other end to continue operation, which prolongs the time of continuous work and enhances the efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicants: 2) HANGZHOU GREAT STAR TOOLS CO., LTD., HANGZHOU GREAT STAR INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianping Qiu
  • Publication number: 20120137900
    Abstract: A rotating blade food preparation device (10) for cutting, shaving, slicing, and peeling, vegetables and fruits, cheese, tofu, bread, and other food products, includes a handle (12), a frame element (16) connected to the handle (12), and a rotating blade assembly (28) operably secured to the frame. The rotating blade assembly (28) has one or more cutting elements (30) for cutting, slicing, shaving and peeling fruits, vegetables, cheese and other foods. The rotating blade assembly (28) is operably secured to the frame (16) by a shaft (18) allowing both movement and positioning of the blade assembly at various angles in relation to the frame (16), and fixing the rotating blade assembly (28) in a desired position for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Chikara R. Tateno
  • Patent number: 8176820
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting and ejecting noodles, includes: the pair of cutting blade rolls at which a plurality of toroidal-groove sections is formed, the cutting blade rolls cutting a noodle band and ejecting a plurality of noodles; and a noodle scraper constituted of a plate body having a bent section extending along a longitudinal direction, the noodle scraper including a plurality of scraping tines formed in a comb form, the scraping tines being provided at one of long sides of the plate body and engaged with each of the toroidal-groove sections, wherein each scraping tine includes a tine-edge section, the plurality of tine-edge sections are engaged with the plurality of toroidal-groove sections at a front position and a rear position in a circumferential direction of the cutting blade rolls, in accordance with the depths of the toroidal-groove sections engaged with the scraping tines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Ishii, Yasumasa Kawamura, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20120102760
    Abstract: An apple wedger for cutting fruits or vegetables into wedges or other desired shapes includes a slicer and a pusher, in which the slicer has a peripheral frame and internal cutting blades. The pusher is configured to be used to push at least partially sliced food items through the gaps between cutting blades. In some versions, the pusher is pivotally attached to the slicer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lawrence M. Hauser
  • Publication number: 20120017449
    Abstract: Knife arrangement for use in for example a slicer apparatus for slicing meat, and in particular fish meat, wherein the knife arrangement comprises two reciprocating knives 40, 40?, each knife 40, 40? has a blade 54 with a sharp edge 55 and an opposite edge 56, and blade material between said edges, where adjacent a first end 57 of each knife 40, 40? an engagement member 58 is arranged, which engagement member 58 protrudes perpendicular to the plane of the blade 40, 40?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Bro
  • Patent number: 8011103
    Abstract: A pizza cutter has a body portion, a front cutting wheel rotatably coupled to the body portion, and a rear cutting wheel rotatably coupled to the body portion. The front cutting wheel and the rear cutting wheel are aligned in a cutting direction. A top of the body portion opposite the front cutting wheel and the rear cutting wheel has a graspable handle. Adjacent to the handle and positioned generally over the front cutting wheel and/or the rear cutting wheel the body portion is provided with an upswept corner. The body portion also provides a front cutting wheel well and a rear cutting wheel well with the front cutting wheel well covering a portion of one side of the front cutting wheel, the rear cutting wheel well covering a portion of one side of the rear cutting, and the opposite sides of the front cutting wheel and the rear cutting wheel remain exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Sears Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Blum
  • Publication number: 20110138636
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting and ejecting noodles, includes: the pair of cutting blade rolls at which a plurality of toroidal-groove sections is formed, the cutting blade rolls cutting a noodle band and ejecting a plurality of noodles, the plurality of toroidal-groove sections having two or more depths, and the plurality of toroidal-groove sections being formed so as to be alternately or sequentially arrayed; a noodle scraper constituted of a plate body having a bent section extending along a longitudinal direction, the noodle scraper including a plurality of scraping tines formed in a comb form, the scraping tines being provided at one of long sides of the plate body and engaged with each of the toroidal-groove sections; a guide section disposed under the noodle scraper, transporting a plurality of the noodles that are dropped from the cutting blade rolls; and a feeding conveyer disposed under the guide section, feeding the plurality of noodles, wherein each scraping tine includes a tine-edge section, the plural
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Ishii, Yasumasa Kawamura, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110138635
    Abstract: [Problems to be Solved] The object is to form incisions with improved uniform depth and shape in a coating film formed on an object having a curved surface with a plurality of curvatures or a free-form curved surface. [Means to Solve the Problems] A cutting tool 100 having a plurality of blades, includes: a plurality of shaft parts 31 and 32 having blades 50 at respective one ends and projections 33 and 34 at other positions; a shaft-receiving part 40 having cylindrical parts 41 and 42 fitting to portions of the shaft parts 31 and 32; a guide part 20 having receiving parts 21 for the projections 33 and 34 extending in one direction; and stretchable elastic bodies 60 positioned between the blades 50 and the shaft-receiving part 40, wherein the projections 33 and 34 are movably fitted to the respective receiving parts 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Erik Willem ESTOPPEIJ
  • Publication number: 20110131818
    Abstract: Devices for removing semi-solid food from a cylindrical container, the devices comprising an elongate shaft having an upper end portion and a lower end portion, a means for rotating the shaft, such as a handle connected to the upper end portion, and at least one curved blade member extending radially outward from the lower end portion of the shaft around its periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel Lichty
  • Patent number: 7823292
    Abstract: A cutter for cutting pizza and other foods comprising a pair of rotatable cutting wheels mounted on the ends of a substantially C-shaped handle. The cutting wheels are spaced such that the centers are a predetermined distance apart equal to one half of the length of the food item to be cut. By positioning one wheel in the center of the pizza and one wheel at the edge of the pizza, a complete cut of the pizza may be made by moving the cutter one half of the span of the pizza. The cutter in this position may be used with the lower arm of the user substantially vertical wherein the shoulder and body weight of the cutter may be used directly to press down on the cutter. The cutter may also be used in a vertical position using a single cutting wheel. In either position, the cutter provides improve ergonomics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventors: Roberto Castiglione, Travis Castiglione
  • Patent number: 7762169
    Abstract: A food chopping or slicing device preferably includes three primary components, including a lid, a blade tray, and a food reservoir. The lid and the food reservoir are pivotally connected to one another, with the blade tray being removably mounted within an upper rim of the reservoir. In some embodiments a reservoir bottom is removable and the device includes orthogonal volumetric markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventor: Sascha Kaposi
  • Patent number: 7743512
    Abstract: A cutter operative to pierce and cut a sheet of material includes a handle and a body portion coupled to the handle. The body portion includes two puncture fingers having tips for piercing the sheet of material and two blades for cutting two parallel cuts in the sheet of material. in a method of installing a zipper on a sheet of material, left and right portions of a zipper are applied to a sheet of material. A swath portion of the sheet of material is cut having two parallel, spaced-apart cuts between the left and right portions of the zipper. In this manner, zipper installation is established in a manner that avoids formation of flap of material that would otherwise remain between the left and right flanges of the zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Zipwall, LLC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Whittemore
  • Publication number: 20100132200
    Abstract: A bush cutter blade according to the present invention includes a base plate (10); a reel (2) installed on the base plate (10); a resin string blade (7) wound around the reel (2); a string guide (6) which detachably secures the resin string blade (7) to the base plate (10); and a metal blade (8) installed in such a way as to protrude outward from the base plate (10), wherein the resin string blade (7) is fixed to the string guide (6) in such a way as to protrude further outward than an outermost periphery of the metal blade (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Tatsuo Tomita
  • Patent number: 7685718
    Abstract: A deburr tool for deburring an end of a conduit includes a handle, cutting bit, and head. The handle is to grasp the deburr tool. The handle has a handle axis. The cutting bit includes a distal end, proximal end, body portion and a cutting profile. The body portion is generally cylindrical and has a bit axis. The cutting profile is generally “U” shaped and resides in a plane generally parallel to the bit axis. The cutting profile tapers from an opening disposed at the distal end to an arcuate base. The opening has a distance between a first side and a second side that exceeds a wall thickness of the conduit. The head rotatably secures the cutting bit to the handle. The bit axis coincides with the handle axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: William Matthew Ames
  • Publication number: 20100011591
    Abstract: A grooving sled for use with a pre-formed groove blade and hot knife, for making grooves in expanded polystyrene foam boards or walls. The grooving sled includes a built-in straight edge guide, one of two cutting position margins, and a stabilizer plate that fits inside a freshly-cut groove to keep the grooving sled straight while operating along the cutting layout line established on the board or wall. The stabilizer plate aligns with the groove blade by means of an angular adjuster, and if necessary, an inert bar. The stabilizer plate can also be adjusted vertically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: Tina TRUONG
  • Patent number: 7506578
    Abstract: A device for slicing the tip from an elongated food product having an elongated housing with a longitudinally extending channel open at one end and closed at its second end. The channel is dimensioned to receive the food product through the first open end of the housing. A plunger assembly is slidably mounted to the housing adjacent the second end of the housing and in the direction transverse to the channel axis. The plunger assembly includes a blade moveable between a retracted position in which the blade is retracted from the channel and an extended position in which the blade extends across the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Inventor: Jimmy Georgopoulos
  • Publication number: 20090064505
    Abstract: A vegetable cutter includes an extrusion blade for cutting a vegetable such as a potato. The cutter includes a press plate that is linearly movable relative to the extrusion blade between a first configuration spaced apart from the extrusion blade and a second configuration adjacent the extrusion blade. A lead screw is operatively coupled to a motor and to the press plate to move the press plate between first and second configurations. A cutting blade is positioned adjacent the extrusion blade and a drive screw is operatively coupled to the cutting blade and to either the lead screw or motor so as to rotate the cutting blade. A vegetable positioned between the press plate and extrusion blade is forced through the extrusion blade when the press plate is moved to the second configuration. The extrusion blade is configured as an alphanumeric character for likewise shaping the vegetable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Hakim M. Afzalzada
  • Publication number: 20080178469
    Abstract: A scissor cutter (100) includes two scissor handles (102, 104), a frame structure including a main ring (106) and a secondary ring (108) that are movably connected to each other, and at least three blades (118, 120, 122). The main ring (106) is connected to one (102) of the two scissor handles and to one end of each of the at least three blades (118, 120, 122), and the secondary ring (108) is connected to the other one (104) of the two scissor handles and to another end of each of the at least three blades (118, 120, 122). When the two scissor handles (102, 104) move relative to each other the main ring (106) and the secondary ring (108) move in a rotational motion relative to each other and the at least three blades (118, 120, 122) move relative to each other reducing a central region (302, 408) defined by respective cutting edges (402, 404, 406) of the at least three blades (118, 120, 122) thereby cutting a cigar or other object located in the central region (302, 408).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: Nicaragua Tobacco Imports, Inc.
    Inventor: Alberto GUTMAN
  • Patent number: 7191691
    Abstract: A food chopping or slicing device preferably includes three primary components, including a lid, a blade tray, and a food reservoir. The lid and the food reservoir are pivotally connected to one another, with the blade tray being removably mounted within an upper rim of the reservoir. In some embodiments a reservoir bottom is removable and the device includes orthogonal volumetric markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventor: Sascha Kaposi
  • Patent number: 7178246
    Abstract: A cutting assembly is slidably mounted on a T-Square. The T-Square may include a scale having multiple indicia for measured cutting based on the size of the wallboard sheet being cut. The cutting assembly is mounted on a slider which may be clamped at measured positions along the arm of the T-Square. The cutting assembly includes oppositely disposed knife blades which are slidably mounted in a housing and spring loaded on opposite sides of a pivot mount such that when not in use the cutting assembly is urged to level and rests with the two knife blades retracted. As the housing is rotated so as to lower one end, the corresponding knife blade extends from the housing to engage with and score or cut the surface of the wallboard material. The cutting tool may be rotated in the opposite direction to thereby extend from the housing the other blade of the pair of oppositely disposed knife blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventor: Gary McCallum
  • Patent number: 7174640
    Abstract: The present invention presents a pliers-like hand tool with special shaped cutting edges and grooved guides in the jaws of the tool so that when used to cut off the unwanted ends of cable ties the cable tie can be guided into the tool and positioned for cuffing the end of the cable tie leaving a smooth rounded end on the cable tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Bert Vinson Elkins
  • Patent number: 7159318
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting an individual's fingernails. The apparatus has a plurality of holes into which a finger nail can be inserted to be clipped. The apparatus also has an internal reservoir for storage of finger nail clippings and also has placements of animal heads and animal body parts to help give the apparatus a more homely feel to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Ehad Farag
  • Patent number: 6941664
    Abstract: A shingle cutting tool for trimming shingles includes a vertical panel having a front edge, a back edge, a bottom edge and a top edge. A horizontal slot for receiving shingles extends into the front edge and extends toward the back edge. A front handle is attached to the vertical panel and is positioned nearer the front edge than the back edge. A plurality of cutting members is attached to the vertical panel and each extends into a plane of the slot. The cutting members include a cutting edge directed generally toward the front edge. A horizontal panel is attached to and extends away from either side of the vertical panel. The shingles are inserted into the slot and the front edge pulled forward such that the cutting members cut the shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventors: Tony Engle, Michael D. Engle
  • Patent number: 6863203
    Abstract: An epoxy putty stick holder which has a plurality of wall portions connected to each other by a flexible joint, able to wrap around and store an epoxy putty stick. The inner surfaces of the wall portions have a tooth portion which is used to cut-off a portion of the epoxy putty stick, and a peg portion that puncture the cut-off portion of the epoxy putty stick to initiate the chemical reaction in a two-port epoxy stick. A lip portion is also located on the inner surface of the wall portions to hold the unused portion of the epoxy stick within the holder between the lip portion and the tooth portion, when the holder is wrapped around the epoxy stick in the holder's closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Val-A Chicago Incorporated
    Inventor: Jerry Cismoski
  • Patent number: 6857192
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dual blade utility knife useful in various fields. In particular, the dual blade utility knife contains a fixed cutting element contained in a gap that inhibits injury or accidents, a.k.a. a safety knife. The second cutting element is designed to be retractable. The retractable blade can be retracted during use of the safety blade, inhibiting injury or accidents, but extended to make cuts, such as an initial cut in a material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Inventors: Guy Summers, Rennie Summers
  • Patent number: 6851192
    Abstract: A pastry cutter comprising a rotor having a central axis and a periphery around the axis, a handle supporting the rotor for rotation about the axis, and a plurality of cutting moulds individually connected to the periphery at equi-angular positions around the axis. Each cutting mould comprises a generally flat cup-shaped body having a cutting rim and includes a stem connecting the body to the periphery in a spaced apart relationship therefrom and in a substantially radial direction with respect to the central axis, such that the bodies lie in an annular arrangement around the rotor, with their cutting rims facing outwards. Each stem has an outer end connected to the corresponding body and an inner end releasably connected to the periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Inventor: Kwok Kuen So
  • 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: 6745476
    Abstract: A cutting tool (10) adapted to produce chamfers along the edges of drywall panels. The tool (10,110,210) comprises a housing having a channel (18) defined by a base wall (13) and substantially parallel first and second sidewalls (15,17) that are substantially perpendicular to the base wall (13). A primary cutting blade (30) extends from the first sidewall (15) at an angle across the channel (18) toward the second sidewall (17). The primary blade (30) is configured to cut through an edge of a panel placed in the channel (18) as the cutting tool (10,110,210) is caused to move along the edge of the panel, thereby creating a chamfered edge on the panel. A second cutting blade (32) also extends from the first sidewall (15) and is positioned adjacent the primary blade (30) to create a perforation in the edge of the panel prior to the panel encountering the primary blade (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: William Korba, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6711824
    Abstract: The twine cutter for a bale processor comprises a blade holder has a front end and a back end, the holder further has a top edge that is bevelled to a wedge shape at the front end, a back edge and a base edge. A drive mechanism such as an elongated handle is fixed to the holder for driving the holder back or forth. A cutter blade is fixed to the holder such that a cutting edge is bevelled towards the front of the holder and a further cutting edge is bevelled towards the back of the holder thereby being able to cut twine when the holder is driven forward or backward. The cutter blade may further include a sharpened hook shaped section used to snag and cut twine. The hook shaped section can be positioned at the apex of the triangular upper portion of the single blade. A disintegrator roller for a bale processor comprises an elongated roller arranged to rotate in one direction about its axis with a number of flails intermittently spaced along the length and around the circumference of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Bridgeview Mfg. Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Hruska
  • Publication number: 20040055437
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting device for fruit and vegetables, preferably onions, and includes a cutting member (2) having intersecting knife blades (3, 4) or parallel knife blades (4) forming a grid, and a counter pad (5), against which the cutting member (2) can be pushed in the process cutting the onion (6) at issue. The counter pad (5) is constituted by a cutting-board (8) having a centrally located cutting member (2) and which via a joint in the shape of a hinge (7) is swingingly connected to the cutting-board (8) to allow the knife blade grid to carry out a swinging movement in the direction down towards the cutting edge and one onion (6) in position thereon. Within the area substantially coinciding with the area of the knife blade grid the cutting-board (8) exhibits a plurality of projections (9) supporting the onion (6) and intended to penetrate the openings or cavities (10) of the knife blade grid when the cutting member (2) is in a completely down-tilted position above the cutting-board (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventor: Benny Engdahl
  • Publication number: 20040049924
    Abstract: A food chopper and cutter has at least two rotary cutting elements which are mounted on a common shaft and are rotatable relative to a common handle. Movement of the cutting elements conforms to the contours of the inner surface of a salad bowl to quickly and efficiently cut salad. The cutting elements are also movable in a substantially perpendicular direction relative to the plane of the inner surface of the salad bowl to provide a chopping action in addition to the rotatable cutting action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Scott Robinowitz, Stacey Robinowitz, Frederick Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20030097758
    Abstract: The edge profile cutter includes a slidable base, a first cutting blade, and a second blade. The slidable base includes a base portion, an upright portion. The upright portion extends upward from a front of the base portion. A handle portion extends upward from the base portion at substantially a middle thereof. A first blade slot is formed in a bottom of the base to receive the first cutting blade. The first cutting blade may be adjusted within the first blade slot. Preferably, a first clamp slot is formed adjacent the first blade slot to receive a first clamp. The first clamp retains the first cutting blade. A second blade slot is formed in a front of the upright portion. The second cutting blade may be adjusted within the second blade slot. A second clamp preferably retains the second cutting blade. A lengthwise notch is formed in a front bottom edge of the base portion. The lengthwise notch may be sized to receive an end of a ceiling tile or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Inventor: Michael J. Frazier
  • Patent number: 6490794
    Abstract: A disposable shaving razor comprising a plurality of small blades secured in coplanar relation with one another and forming a continuous edge. The blades are supported in coplanar relation by first and second grips positioned on opposite sides of the blades and urged in pressed abutment therewith. The grips partially form a slot in which the blades are received. Each blade includes a planar body and an engagement member extending from the planar body in angular relation thereto. The first grip defines a channel in which the engagement members are received to lock the plurality of blades within the slot. The present invention is intended for use primarily in penal institutions to minimize the use of the razor as a weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Mark Luttrell