U-strap Holder Patents (Class 30/334)
  • Patent number: 8561302
    Abstract: This invention, through a novel arrangement of basic elements, has resulted in a brand new tool not previously available. This non-obvious implementation provides an electromechanical machine which is both useful and is easily operated. This invention can be arranged as a cutting device for cutting various items such as, but not limited to, plastic irrigation pipe and tree branches or, alternately, with a jaw attached in place of the cutting blade as a clamp or wrench. It accomplishes this by using a small battery powered electric motor and through appropriate reduction gearing drives a drive screw to produce a linear motion of a cutter blade or jaw. The mechanical advantages afforded by the reduction gearing and the drive screw produce sufficient force to perform as a powerful cutter or wrench/clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Frank August Barcatta
  • Patent number: 7726032
    Abstract: A safety razor handle assembly including a safety razor having a handle and a razor blade head. The assembly including an elongated body portion, a hand gripping portion affixed to one end of the elongated body portion, and a safety razor engaging portion affixed to the other end. The razor engaging portion engaging the handle of the safety razor so that the handle of the safety razor extends axially from the elongated body portion and the blade head of the safety razor extends laterally beyond the safety razor engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Elisa M. Hernandez
  • Patent number: 7308763
    Abstract: A sealant cutting tool including a handle defining a blade slot. Also included is a clamping bolt having a clamp axis transverse the blade slot, which clamping bolt is threadably engaged with the handle. In addition, a “T” pull is operatively associated with the clamping bolt so that rotation of the “T” pull around the clamp axis causes a distal end of the clamping bolt to move relative to the blade slot. The sealant cutting tool may include a blade received in the blade slot in operative association with the clamping bolt. In addition, the “T” pull may include an engagement head operatively associated with a proximal end of the clamping bolt. The clamping bolt may include a noncylindrical shoulder received through a mating, noncircular opening formed in the engagement head. Thus, the noncircular opening may be selectively engaged with the noncylindrical shoulder, allowing the “T” pull to be selectively engaged or disengaged from the clamping bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Patents Holding Company
    Inventor: Michael J Glodowski
  • Patent number: 7134209
    Abstract: A pizza cutter has a hollow semi-circular shaped handle having a convex curved radiused top edge to facilitate use and reduce hand stress. A removable cutter wheel has outwardly extending axles having protrusions on the outer ends thereof that have a snap fit relationship with recesses on the inner surfaces of the handle whereby the cutter wheel can easily be snapped into and out of the handle for cleaning. The cutter wheel has a dual inner and outer axle assembly engaging complementary shaped bearing surfaces on the handle to distribute pressure exerted on the wheel and keep the cutter wheel aligned with the handle when cutting movement is applied to the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Inventor: Steven L. Molenaar
  • Patent number: 6546633
    Abstract: A reciprocating saw includes a saw blade that is connected to a hand held driver for reciprocating the saw blade to perform a cut. A bit holder and a blade holder is used to provide connection between the saw blade and the handle of the hand held driver. The bit holder includes connecting mechanism for connecting the bit holder to the hand held driver. The blade holder provides a connection between the saw blade and the bit holder. The blade holder includes a holder body and a hex-shaped shank extending rearwardly from the holder body. The shank further includes a first holding mechanism for coupling the holder to the bit holder at the rear end and a second holding mechanism for coupling the saw blade to the holder at the forward end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Kelton W. Lovell, Timothy T. McKenzie, Jason Melvin
  • Patent number: 6453565
    Abstract: A blade adapter for a reciprocating-type saw permits non-standard blades to be used in the saw. The blade adapter is sized and configured to be fit inside of a blade clamp of the saw, and includes an interior perimeter which accepts the shank of a non-standard saw blade. The blade adapter positions the saw blade inside of the blade clamp so that it can be clamped therein for cutting. It is simple to use and easily manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Porter-Cable/Delta
    Inventor: Alan Gene Phillips
  • Patent number: 5666732
    Abstract: A holder for use with a razor blade having a scraping edge and an opposite supporting edge. A body is constructed of a durable and flexible material and has a first face and a second face spaced a predetermined distance from the first face. A substantially straight edge and at least one additional edge connected to opposite sides of the straight edge defines an outline of the body. The straight edge includes an aperture which defines a cavity within the body for inserting the razor blade a predetermined distance. The cavity provides a friction fit between inwardly facing edges of the body and the razor blade upon insertion of the razor blade. A recess is formed along the straight edge of the first face and the second face for removing the blade from the holder and for rotating the blade from a working position to a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Inventor: Thomas M. Shea
  • Patent number: 5496325
    Abstract: A bone plug cutting blade for a peripheral drive oscillating surgical saw. The blade has a split stem so that it can be placed around a tendon attached to the bone before being inserted into the saw's blade holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Inventor: Donald J. McLees
  • Patent number: 5048184
    Abstract: A slot blade holder is provided and consists of a mechanism for securing the rear flange of a standard single edge razor blade at its central aperture transversely within a slot in the forward flattened end of a handle, so that the front cutting edge of the razor blade is in a position to remove various materials from flat surfaces and cut materials when used in conjunction with a straight edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Inventor: Clarence E. Saxton
  • Patent number: 4942894
    Abstract: "A multi-purpose cartridge type handle assembly" utilizing a movable block wedged in a "U"-shaped bracket and urged by a spring to hold various adaptors fitted with special sanitary tools for flexible operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Inventor: Ming-Der Lai
  • Patent number: 3996665
    Abstract: A handle having a base member mounted on one end and a blade retainer member pivotally mounted on the base member. The base and retainer members have skirt portions for engagement with opposite side surfaces of a safety razor-type cutting blade, the retainer member being pivotally movable toward and away from a blade retaining position. Lugs on the base member are adapted to engage notches on a blade to lock the blade against movement relative to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1976
    Assignee: Warner Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Douglas B. Malchow
  • Patent number: 3965575
    Abstract: Blade support unit, for receiving a replaceable blade, includes a blade receiving slot defined by a rigid base member and a second flexible member, the members having blade engaging surfaces and being maintained with fixed separation equal to the blade thickness along a first edge of the slot. A clamping member passes through extensions of the members beyond the slot boundaries, and an elongated tightening lever engages the clamping member so that force applied to the lever is transferred through the clamping member to clamp the blade between the two members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Assignee: Bigelow-Sanford, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward R. Stunger