Handles And Blade Connections Patents (Class 30/340)
  • Patent number: 11104013
    Abstract: The apparatus has a blade retaining member that is elongated in a longitudinal direction, a recess disposed in the blade retaining member, the recess having a first portion extending in the longitudinal direction and a second portion extending in a radial direction, a protruding portion that extends from the blade retaining member in the longitudinal direction, and a protrusion disposed on the protruding portion. The recess is a first attachment portion configured to removably attach the removably-attachable blade cartridge to a first cutting device. The protrusion is a second attachment portion configured to removably attach the removably-attachable blade cartridge to a second cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Slice, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Scimone, Scot Herbst, Robert Joseph Gallegos
  • Patent number: 11040459
    Abstract: A knife with an extended handle includes one side of the handle, either as part of the original structure or bonded or welded to that original structure, that projects or extends forward onto the base of the knife blade on one side thereof, thereby providing a gripping surface for the user's thumb, and onto or alongside the spine of the knife blade to provide a proximal phalanx platform for the user's forefinger. The spine may have a notch formed therein proximal, and wherein the finger platform rests in or alongside the notch. The finger platform may have a concave surface contour, and the concave surface contour may be coextensive with the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Norman Singer
  • Patent number: 10945734
    Abstract: A rotation knob assembly, handle assembly including the same, and surgical instrument including the same are disclosed. The rotation knob assembly includes an outer knob defining a lumen and at least one groove configured to receive an indexing protrusion of an elongated assembly to rotationally fix the elongated assembly relative to the outer knob. An inner collar is disposed within a proximal lumen portion of the outer knob and rotatably engaged therewith. A plurality of ball bearing assemblies protrude radially inwardly into the proximal lumen portion of the outer knob. Each ball bearing assembly includes a head and a ball bearing captured within the head. Each ball bearing is received within a waist of the inner collar such that, upon rotation of the outer knob relative to the inner collar, the ball bearings roll about a floor of the waist of the inner collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Jacob C. Baril, Matthew A. Dinino
  • Patent number: 10806485
    Abstract: A scalpel handle sheath includes a body defining a first end and an arm adjacent the first end, the flexible arm having a first boss extending inwardly therefrom and a second boss extending outwardly from the arm. The scalpel handle sheath also includes a shield coupled with the body and slideable between a retracted position and a removal position. The shield defines an edge applying an inward force on the second boss during movement of the shield from the extended position to the removal position and a removal flange extending within the shield and passing the first end of the body during movement of the shield into the removal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Patent number: 10328569
    Abstract: A configurable handgrip has a plurality of plates, the plates being arranged in a stack, a clamp element operably engaging the stack, and the clamp element being operable to transition between a first released position in which the plates are free to move with respect to each other, and a second clamped position in which the plates are secured against movement with respect to each other, such that the stack may be formed into a selected shape when the clamp is in the released position, and the plates are held in the selected shape when the clamp is in the clamped position. Each plate may define a plate aperture. The clamp element may be an elongated member received in the plate apertures. The plates may each have a contact edge and an opposed recessed edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: James M. Corbet
  • Patent number: 10201369
    Abstract: A scalpel handle sheath includes a body defining a first end and an arm adjacent the first end, the flexible arm having a first boss extending inwardly therefrom and a second boss extending outwardly from the arm. The scalpel handle sheath also includes a shield coupled with the body and slideable between a retracted position and a removal position. The shield defines an edge applying an inward force on the second boss during movement of the shield from the extended position to the removal position and a removal flange extending within the shield and passing the first end of the body during movement of the shield into the removal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Patent number: 10085440
    Abstract: A turkey call striker that may be adjusted by a hunter to change the length of the striker, and thus the pitch of the sound produced by the call, is provided. The striker is comprised of a handle, peg, thumbscrew, and threaded aperture. The peg is inserted into a bore through the center of the handle until it reaches the desired position, at which time the hunter inserts the thumbscrew into the threaded aperture to secure the peg to the handle. An added benefit of the adjustable turkey call striker is that is collapses to a small size for easy carry in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: R. Keith Williams
  • Patent number: 9296121
    Abstract: A handle having improved ergonomics and relatively compact low cost design is provided. In particular, the handle may include two hand grip areas which may be integral with one another. The two hand grips may be approximately perpendicular to one another. Further, one or both of the grip areas may include grip alignment mechanisms that improve the ergonomic alignment of a persons hand on the hand grip area of the handle. In another aspect the hand grip(s) may have smooth rounded grasping surfaces to provide comfort when grasped by a hand. The alignment mechanism(s) may be placed at an optimal location on the hand grip(s) area and result in improved control and comfort during use. In addition, one of the alignment mechanisms may serve a dual purpose of hand alignment and as a stop that prevents a person's hand from slipping off of the grip area during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Eduardo J. Jimenez
  • Patent number: 9162354
    Abstract: A handle cover structure includes two casings and a connecting element, and the two casings are engaged with each other to form a sleeve having a hollow inner side and at least one open end for sheathing on a handle. Each casing has an external surface facing an outer side of the sleeve, an internal surface facing an inner side of the sleeve, a first recess formed on the external surface of each casing, and a through hole penetrating into the internal surface of the casing; and the connecting element is flexible and disposed on the external surfaces of the two casings, and both ends of the connecting element are passed into the through holes from the first recesses of the casings, extended into the inner side of the sleeve, and fixed onto the internal surfaces of the casings respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Green Guard Industry Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuang-Ta Wang
  • Patent number: 9113946
    Abstract: A scalpel is disclosed, having a conventional handle and a blade unit for releasable attachment to the handle. The blade unit includes a body, a slot within said body to releasably engage the finger protruding from the handle, a scalpel blade attached to said body, and a blade cover slideably engaged to said body and configured for movement between a forward, protective position fully covering said blade and a retracted position to expose said blade for use. The cover has open front and rear ends to permit said blade and said body respectively to protrude through opposing ends of said cover when said cover is moved between said positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Southmedic Incorporated
    Inventors: Julius Hajgato, Lee McDonald
  • Publication number: 20150121708
    Abstract: A handle for a hand tool includes a rigid body and a surface portion arranged to cover at least a part of the rigid body. The rigid body includes protrusions arranged in a predetermined pattern. The surface portion is arranged to cover at least a part of the rigid body such that the predetermined pattern of protrusions is present in an outer surface of the surface portion, and a thickness of the surface portion at the protrusions is the same or almost the same as a thickness of the surface portion at locations between the protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: FISKARS GARDEN OY AB
    Inventors: Carl-Olof Holm, Jouni Riikonen
  • Patent number: 8997359
    Abstract: A handheld cable cutter is provided with two handles, a stationary cutting blade, and a rotatable cutting blade pivotally connected to the stationary cutting blade. One of the handles is movable such that movement of the movable handle toward and away from the other, stationary handle drives the rotatable cutting blade toward the stationary cutting blade. The stationary handle includes an enlarged, integral stabilizing base which rests upon a support surface when the movable handle is actuated to cut a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Hartranft, Bruce P. Konen
  • Patent number: 8991061
    Abstract: A twine cutting apparatus for a bale processor has a guide extending along a length of a floor of the bale chamber, and a knife engaged in the guide and configured such that the knife can slide along the length of the drum and such that a cutting edge of the knife contacts twine wrapped around an outer surface of the drum. A rigid handle is attached at a knife end thereof to the knife and is configured to be gripped by an operator at a grip end thereof outside the bale chamber. A twine access area can be provided on the drum surface to facilitate cutting twine, and the apparatus can be stored inside the bale chamber during operation of the bale processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Highline Manufacturing Ltd
    Inventor: Blake Neudorf
  • Patent number: 8978254
    Abstract: An replacement blade knife includes a replaceable blade, a blade holder and a blade lock. The replaceable blade includes an opening adjacent to its base edge. The blade holder includes a blade recess for receiving the replaceable blade and a boss corresponding to the opening in the blade which projects from the surface of the blade recess. The boss has a low portion that is no thicker than the replaceable blade and a raised portion that extends above the surface of the replaceable blade. The blade lock pivots on the blade holder between an opened position for receiving the replaceable blade and a closed position for retaining the replaceable blade. The blade lock also includes an opening for receiving the boss of the blade holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: James Dale White
  • Patent number: 8960090
    Abstract: This application relates to a baren 100 comprising a base 20 having a substantially flat surface 21 adapted for applying pressure to a work piece and a handle 10 removably connected to the base 20, wherein the handle 10 has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60. the application also relates to a stamp 200 comprising a base 20? having a stamping surface 50 adapted for transferring a marking medium from the stamping surface 50 to a substrate and a handle 10? removably connected to the base 20?, wherein the handle 10? has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: John Frank Yeomans
  • Patent number: 8943700
    Abstract: A scalpel (10) having a handle assembly (16) and one of a plurality of modular blade assemblies (18). Each blade assembly includes a casing (46) within which is a retractable rod (48) having a distal end to which is permanently affixed a blade (12), and also includes a spring (56) having an unstressed state wherein the retractable rod and its blade are retracted within the casing. The handle assembly (16) includes a handle casing (20) within which is slidably disposed a handle rod (32) that is manipulatable between a retracted position and an active position with respect to the handle casing. In the active position, the handle rod's distal end engages and pushes the proximal end (66) of the retractable rod (48) to urge the blade (12) distally for performance of a procedure, while in the retracted position, the handle rod (32) permits the retractable rod (48) to self-retract within its casing (46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Micro Edge, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Cetola
  • Publication number: 20150026987
    Abstract: An ergonomical handle of knife includes an upper side surface, a lower side surface and sidewalls coupling the upper side surface and the lower side surface. The lower side surface provides a force-acting portion positioned between two rest portions of the upper side surface, and at least one sidewall includes a bulge member. When a user holds the handle of knife with one hand, the palm of the hand is full of the bulge member to prevent the handle of knife from twisting when the knife is in operation. The arrangement of the force-acting portion and two rest portions enables the user operate the knife stably and steadily with less force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: YU-LIN CHIANG
  • Patent number: 8905696
    Abstract: An extension fastener for a portable light and compact tool is described. The housing of the tool, or the useful part of it encompasses a self-taping screw. The termination of the self-taping screw is secured to a base plate and extends perpendicular thereto to provide a firm support. The tool is fasten to a support taken from surrounding vegetation, such as a branch from a tree and of any diameter, or a machined wood extension member in order to increase the tool reach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Denis Lapointe
  • Publication number: 20140339246
    Abstract: An ergonomic handle configuration has a larger diameter than known conventional handles. The handle is configured with a predetermined combination of convex and concave curvatures that combine in such a way as to mimic a curvature of a user's palm along an area of contact of the palm with the handle, as well as to mimic a curvature of a user's fingers when curled to grip the handle along an area of contact of the fingers with the handle, when a user grips the handle. In addition, implementations of the handle in combination with a container or implement can include a thumb rest that is specifically configured to engage a thumb of a user in a neutral posture thumb position when gripping the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: ALLEN ARSENEAU, DIANA HUDAK
  • Patent number: 8839524
    Abstract: A chef knife is provided. The chef knife includes a blade and a handle. The blade has a length and a spine, wherein the spine of the blade defines a flat surface running the entire length of the blade. The spine of the blade protrudes outward from the handle, such that the spine rises above the top surface of the handle. The blade has a cutting edge, wherein the cutting edge extends below and under the handle. The blade has a depth, which depth increases from the point of the blade to the heel of the blade. Under the condition that the knife is oriented in the cutting position, the handle is angled downward with respect to the plane defined by the flat surface of the spine and the handle is angled upward with respect to the plane defined by a main portion of the cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Dwaine Owens
  • Publication number: 20140259698
    Abstract: A rolling bearing strip for a power operated rotary knife providing bearing support for rotation of a rotary knife blade with respect to a blade housing. The rolling bearing strip includes: a plurality of rolling bearings disposed in spaced apart relation; and a flexible separator cage for positioning the plurality of spaced apart rolling bearings, the flexible separator cage including interlocking first and second ends, the first end of the separator cage including a wall defining a projecting member and the second end of the separator cage including a wall defining a receiving member, the first end projecting member and the second end receiving member being in opposed facing relationship and the first end projecting member extending into the second end receiving member to secure the first end to the second end and form an annular, continuous rolling bearing ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BETTCHER INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Mascari, Jeffrey A. Whited
  • Patent number: 8832947
    Abstract: A top-handle portable working machine includes a grip configuration that makes it easy for a worker to manipulate the implement as intended in order to adapt to tasks in which accuracy, fineness, or an attractive finish is needed. The direction of an axis in which the top grip extends and the direction of a working axis of the implement are inclined relative to each other in a vertical direction so as to intersect at a point to the rear of the housing at angle between 15 and 25°. A detachable grip-position restricting member is attachable to a concave part of the top grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Yamabiko Corporation
    Inventors: Hisato Osawa, Kazuhiro Yoneyama
  • Publication number: 20140245619
    Abstract: A guarded surgical knife handle includes a handle portion with a blade holder, a chamber within the handle portion, and a slot. The guarded surgical knife handle also includes a guard having an open distal end slidably mounted within the handle portion that can slide longitudinally between an unguarded position and a guarded position. The guard is sized to surround the blade in the guarded position. The guarded surgical knife handle also includes a latch that latches the guard when the guard is slid into the guarded position and a first button that disengages the latch. The guarded surgical knife handle includes a bias member that forces the guard in a proximal direction to an unguarded position when the latch is disengaged along with a second button extending through the slot used to slide the guard in a distal direction into the guarded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gregory Allen Auchter, Randal Lee Berardi, David Robert Schiff, Seth McCue GaleWyrick
  • Patent number: 8793886
    Abstract: A power tool according to the present invention comprising a working head including a working element, the working head is mounted on a first shaft with a first axis and can be rotated about the first axis, a gripping part, an adjusting mechanism connected between the working head and the gripping part, wherein the adjusting mechanism comprises at least a first transmission element and a second transmission element which are engaged with each other, the first transmission element is connected fixedly to the working head and mounted on the first shaft, the second transmission element is mounted on a hollow rod with an axis, the hollow rod can be rotated relative to the gripping part, a lock for collectively locking the angular position of the working head mounted on the hollow rod. The arrangement simplifies the structure of the power tool, while facilitating the adjusting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Chervon Limited
    Inventors: Toshinari Yamaoka, Haishen Xu
  • Publication number: 20140190021
    Abstract: A toddler flatware using the natural finger grip for consuming food is disclosed. The flatware has an eating utensil, such as a spoon bowl, fork, or knife and a handle attached perpendicular to the eating utensil. The handle is flat with rounded edges and corners for a comfortable grip. The handle is secured between the thumb and the tips of the fingers, mimicking the natural act of eating with one's hands. The natural motion afforded by the flatware design facilitates the act of self-feeding, either by toddlers or by adults with impaired motor-function. It also facilitates the transition to traditional adult flatware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Roberto Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 8769832
    Abstract: The present invention relates to eating utensils including a support configuration adapted for elevating the utensil above a horizontal surface to prevent the contamination of germs or bacteria that may linger on the surface. The eating utensils are also adapted for use by children or adults having limited motor skills or dexterity. In one embodiment, a utensil such as a fork, knife or spoon is attached to an egg-shaped member having a weighted base and designed for preventing the utensils from coming into contact with horizontal surfaces such as a table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Joyner
  • Publication number: 20140150267
    Abstract: A trimmer head for use with a trimmer. The trimmer head includes a housing rotatable about an axis, the housing defining a cavity for receiving a spool carrying a length of trimmer line, the housing further defining a housing mating feature. The trimmer head also includes a first cap member having a first mating feature formed as one piece with the first cap member and operable to cooperate with the housing mating feature. The trimmer head also includes a second cap member having a second mating feature formed as one piece with the second cap member and operable to cooperate with the housing mating feature. The second cap member provides a cutting feature independent from the trimmer line. The first cap member and the second cap member are releasably and interchangeably coupleable to the housing without the use of tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: TECHTRONIC OUTDOOR PRODUCTS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Lee E. Sowell, Robert Andrew Patrick
  • Patent number: 8707568
    Abstract: A top-handle portable working machine includes a grip configuration that makes it easy for a worker to manipulate the implement as intended in order to adapt to tasks in which accuracy, fineness, or an attractive finish is needed. The direction of an axis in which the top grip extends and the direction of a working axis of the implement are inclined from each other in a vertical direction so as to intersect at a point to the rear of the housing at angle between 15 and 25°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Yamabiko Corporation
    Inventors: Hisato Osawa, Kazuhiro Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 8661693
    Abstract: A pizza wheel includes a handle that is configured to fold or unfold into a variety of configurations. In a stowed, two handle halves are positioned upright, parallel to a plane defined by a cutting wheel. In a deployed position, the handle halves are rotated apart from one another to positions about 90 degrees from the original stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventor: Justin Bagley
  • Patent number: 8635782
    Abstract: A knife having an interlocking arrangement between handle assembly and the blade assembly provides a durable connection between the knife's blade and handle. Additionally, by directly connecting the blade assembly to the hilt section of the knife, the connection between the blade assembly and handle assembly is not only strong, but also, the size of the blade is not limited by the size of the hilt section on the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew G. Russell, III
  • Patent number: 8615888
    Abstract: A knife has a handle with an enlarged proximate end grip portion having ribbed and unribbed surfaces. The handle has oppositely disposed thumb receiving concave unribbed surfaces at the distal end for alternate pinch-grip functions. The knife blade has a cutting edge that extends proximately below and adjacent the enlarged grip portion, and is proximately disposed with respect to the thumb receiving pinch-grip concave surfaces. The knife provides diverse impaired grip cutting functions with comfort and with fatigue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Dexter-Russell, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol Catalano, Aaron Double
  • Publication number: 20130340257
    Abstract: A hand tool for cutting tubular workpieces such as copper tubing used for plumbing includes a rotary cutting head which has a slot for receiving a length of tubing to be cut, a gear drive mechanism for rotating the cutting head, and a clamping handle which supports the gear drive mechanism, which is rotatably driven by a battery powered electric motor. to thus rotate the cutting head to sever a length of tubing. The clamping handle includes a pair of longitudinally disposed, generally semi-cylindrically-shaped handle shells which are pivotable apart from one another to receive a length of tubing to be cut, and pivotable to a closed position and compressed in the palm of a workman's hand to press against and clamp the tool to a length of tubing being cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Gustav M. Nasiell
  • Publication number: 20130326886
    Abstract: A rotary knife includes a handle, a rotatable annular blade, an expandle blade housing, and a housing support. The blade housing is movable relative to the handle between a blade-securing condition, in which the blade housing securely supports the blade for rotational operation, and a relatively expanded blade-releasing condition, in which the blade housing permits removal and installation of the blade relative to the blade housing. The housing support is coupled to the handle and supports the housing in the blade-securing and blade-releasing conditions. The support and housing include interengaging surfaces that contact one another in the blade-securing condition, with at least one of the interengaging surfaces including an applied high-friction coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: HANTOVER, INC.
    Inventor: Clark A. Levsen
  • Publication number: 20130298411
    Abstract: Provided are a grip jacket which facilitates formation of a grip, is not easily separated, and is replaceable, and a grip for a cutting tool which exerts an excellent anti-slip effect, does not require insert molding, is low in cost, and is suitable for housing a folding blade as well. The grip jacket (10) to be mounted on a grip body to complete the grip for a cutting tool is made of an elastic body, and has a single-piece construction, with a pair of jacket side sections (110) interconnected by the intermediary of a jacket back section (120). Each jacket side section (110) has a thick-walled section (111) provided along an inner side of its open end (110c), and the thick-walled section (111) is provided with a fitting pocket (112) to be fitted with a fitting protrusion provided on the grip body side. The jacket back section (120) has, on its inner surface, a positioning protrusion (121) to be inserted into a fitting hole provided at the back section of the grip body for performing positioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: UM: KOGYO INC.
    Inventor: Shozo Miyawaki
  • Patent number: 8549754
    Abstract: A knife that consist of a handle with a lockable and rotatable cutter head. The handle has a locking mechanism that secures the cutter head in numerous cutting positions and also in a safety position. The cutter head contains the blade. After the edges get dull the blade can be rotated within the cutter head to allow for the use of new cutting edges. The blade can easily be replaced by loosening the cutter head pivot bolt. The cutter head and pivot bolt remain attached to the knife during this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventors: Hubert J. Bung, Elwood Dean Quimby
  • Publication number: 20130247389
    Abstract: A top-handle portable working machine includes a grip configuration that makes it easy for a worker to manipulate the implement as intended in order to adapt to tasks in which accuracy, fineness, or an attractive finish is needed. The direction of an axis in which the top grip extends and the direction of a working axis of the implement are inclined relative to each other in a vertical direction so as to intersect at a point to the rear of the housing at angle between 15 and 25°. A detachable grip-position restricting member is attachable to a concave part of the top grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Yamabiko Corporation
    Inventors: Hisato Osawa, Kazuhiro Yoneyama
  • Publication number: 20130193157
    Abstract: A utensil dispenser including a reservoir that stores utensils and front and rear pedestals in contact with a next utensil. The pedestals contain a plurality of utensils within the reservoir. A gravity feed ramp moves the next utensil to an access port of the utensil dispenser. The utensil dispenser includes an actuator operably connected to a drive pin or other drive mechanism. The actuator is configured to halt a dispensing utensil at a ready position based upon contact between the dispensing utensil and the actuator. In the ready position, a handle portion of the dispensing utensil is accessible via the access port. The drive mechanism is configured to contact the next utensil. The actuator is configured to move the drive mechanism to move the next utensil to clear the front pedestal to release the next utensil from the reservoir onto the gravity feed ramp when the dispensing utensil is dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: US FOODS, INC.
    Inventor: US Foods, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8495777
    Abstract: A diver's rescue knife including a handle with a threaded stud at the butt end, a hammer screwed onto the stud and mounting a hard pin with a sharp point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Scott E. Dixon
  • Publication number: 20130133206
    Abstract: A utensil of embodiments of the disclosed technology has a curvilinear neck having a top and bottom side, a handle extending from the curvilinear neck, a working end adapted for placement within a mouth (of a person), the handle connected to the curvilinear neck and having a bottom side extending downwards past the bottom side of the curvilinear neck, a handle extending from the neck, and a post. A top of the post is connected to the bottom of the neck, and a bottom of the post, opposite the top of the post, extends downwards past the entire bottom side of the working end, such that a line drawn from an end of the handle (the end opposite the curvilinear neck) to a bottom of the post passes below the entire bottom side of the working end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: KYLE DONOVAN
  • Publication number: 20130125402
    Abstract: Utensils including a cover for at least a portion of the working end of the utensil. The cover may be in the form of a “scoop” located at the rearward portion of the working end of a utensil so that a user, such as a child, may lift the utensil vertically and still avoid spilling a significant portion of the food. The utensil may include a handle having a handle portion thicker than a conventional child utensil handle. The handle may be curved for easier handling. The cover may include indicia such as a character appealing to a user, such as a cartoon, animated character, celebrity or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Gregory Chubenko, Tania Chubenko
  • Publication number: 20130097876
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and devices for mounting and securing a handle (110) on a power driven hand tool (100) The power driven hand tool (100) is provided with a main body (104) comprising a housing (106) with a drive unit for driving a working member of the tool (100), a handle (110) for user operation of the tool (100), and a connecting part (112) for connecting the handle (110) with the main body (106). Further, a front end of the handle (110) may be inserted into a rear end of the connecting part (112) in a first rotational position in relation to the connecting part (112), and the handle (110) may be rotated into a second rotational position in relation to the connecting part (112). In the second rotational position, the handle (110) and the connecting part (112) are locked to each other by means of an automatic locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Carl-Johan Fong, Stefan Valfridsson, Ulrik Gejervall, Matias Nybacka
  • Publication number: 20130097878
    Abstract: A hand-held cutting tool may include a handle and a battery pack. The handle has a rear portion with respect to a work proceeding direction along which the cutting tool is moved for performing a cutting operation. When the battery pack is mounted to the rear portion of the handle, the longitudinal direction of the battery pack extends non-parallel with the work proceeding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: MAKITA CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130081290
    Abstract: A handle for a razor, the handle having a fixed portion including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, and a rotatable portion coupled to the second end. The rotatable portion is configured to rotate relative to the fixed portion. The rotatable portion includes a first material and a second material such that the first material is different from the second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew Frank Murgida, Michael Hal Bruno, Ashok Bakul Patel, Jessy Lee Cusack
  • Patent number: 8409231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a contoured scalpel handle. The contoured shape of the handle provides for increased contact area with the user's hand using a larger diameter central portion and a smaller diameter trough. The generally circular cross-section allows rotation of the angle of the blade relative to the tissue without the need to change the grip on the handle. The contoured handle can be used as an adapter sleeve in which a scalpel handle can be inserted or can include a blade mounting element on which a blade is directly mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventor: Raymond Dunn
  • Patent number: 8387262
    Abstract: An ice axe gripping shaft comprises a grip made of plastic equipped with a bottom stop for the hand to press on, located opposite an intermediate brace. An auxiliary lever articulated on the intermediate brace comprises a locking cam and a curved part acting as finger brace in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Paul Petzl, Jon Rockfeller
  • Patent number: 8381407
    Abstract: An exchange blade knife includes a replaceable blade, a blade holder and a blade lock. The replaceable blade includes an opening adjacent to its base edge. The blade holder includes a blade recess for receiving the replaceable blade and a boss corresponding to the opening in the blade which projects from the surface of the blade recess. The boss has a low portion that is no thicker than the replaceable blade and a raised portion that extends above the surface of the replaceable blade. The blade lock pivots on the blade holder between an opened position for receiving the replaceable blade and a closed position for retaining the replaceable blade. The blade lock also includes an opening for receiving the boss of the blade holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: James Dale White
  • Publication number: 20130025139
    Abstract: A power operated rotary knife (100) including: an annular rotary knife blade (300) including a knife blade bearing surface (319); a blade housing (400) defining a blade housing bearing surface (459); and a blade-blade housing bearing structure (500) disposed between the knife blade bearing surface (319) and the blade housing bearing surface (459). The blade-blade housing bearing structure (500) includes a rolling bearing strip (502) having a plurality of rolling bearings (506), such as ball bearings, disposed in spaced apart relation in a flexible separator cage (508). The rolling bearing strip (502) traverses through an annular passageway (504) defined between the knife blade bearing surface (319) and the blade housing bearing surface (459) to secure the knife blade (300) to the blade housing (400) and support the knife blade for rotation about a central axis (R) with respect to the blade housing (400).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Bettcher Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Whited, Nicholas A. Mascari
  • Publication number: 20130025136
    Abstract: A power operated rotary knife (100) including: an annular rotary knife blade (300) including a knife blade bearing surface (319); a blade housing (400) defining a blade housing bearing surface (459); and a blade-blade housing bearing structure (500) disposed between the knife blade bearing surface (319) and the blade housing bearing surface (459). The blade-blade housing bearing structure (500) includes a rolling bearing strip (502) having a plurality of rolling bearings (506), such as ball bearings, disposed in spaced apart relation in a flexible separator cage (508). The rolling bearing strip (502) traverses through an annular passageway (504) defined between the knife blade bearing surface (319) and the blade housing bearing surface (459) to secure the knife blade (300) to the blade housing (400) and support the knife blade for rotation about a central axis (R) with respect to the blade housing (400).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Bettcher Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Whited, Nicholas A. Mascari
  • Publication number: 20130025134
    Abstract: A rolling bearing strip for a power operated rotary knife providing bearing support for rotation of a rotary knife blade with respect to a blade housing. The rolling bearing strip includes: a plurality of rolling bearings disposed in spaced apart relation; and a flexible separator cage for positioning the plurality of spaced apart rolling bearings, the flexible separator cage including interlocking first and second ends, the first end of the separator cage including a wall defining a projecting member and the second end of the separator cage including a wall defining a receiving member, the first end projecting member and the second end receiving member being in opposed facing relationship and the first end projecting member extending into the second end receiving member to secure the first end to the second end and form an annular, continuous rolling bearing ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Bettcher Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Mascari, Jeffrey A. Whited
  • Patent number: 8359755
    Abstract: The present invention may be used for removal of hair or fur from an animal. A blade holder may be rotatetably attached to a handle. The blade holder may have a body that may have a cavity that may be shaped to receive a cutting blade. A blade clamp may be disposable on a cutting blade and a fastener may be attached to attach the blade clamp and the cutting blade on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: WORX4U2, Inc.
    Inventor: Kim E. Laube