Blade Connections Patents (Class 30/342)
  • Patent number: 11117274
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel knife with fire igniting capabilities as part of the knife itself. More specifically, the present invention provides for both a knife, and fire starting capability in one piece, which are both crucial to outdoor survival and useful in general camping and hiking activities. The handle can be hollow to contain a small survival kit, and the grips can be wrapped in paracord for other multiple outdoor survival uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Outdoor Element, LLC
    Inventor: Michael John Mojica
  • Patent number: 10773372
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to knives (fixed blade or folding) with removable scales and scale attachment systems for such knives. In accordance with some examples herein a scale attachment system for a knife having a blade and a handle defined, at least in part, by a pair of scales removably attached to the blade, includes a plurality of U-shaped clips, each of which is configured to be received in a pair of corresponding grooves on opposite sides of the handle. In examples herein, each of the clips may extend transversely along a spine side of the handle and at least along a portion of the two opposite sides of the handle adjacent to the spine side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Todd Jovanovich
  • Patent number: 10485607
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument includes an end effector having first and second jaws defining an electrically conductive gap setting member configured to maintain a gap between energy delivery surfaces of the first and second jaws. The first jaw comprises a first energy delivery surface, a first body, a first distal end, a first proximal end, and a first electrically conductive member protruding from the first body at the first distal end. The second jaw comprises a second energy delivery surface further comprising an aperture, a second body, a second distal end, a second proximal end, and a second electrically conductive member protruding from the second body at the second distal end. The second jaw further comprises an electrically insulative member extending through the aperture. At least one electrically conductive gap setting member is configured to maintain a gap between energy delivery surfaces of the first and second jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey S. Strobl, Randolph C. Stewart, Ellen M. Nienhaus
  • Patent number: 10369687
    Abstract: A tool is provided that includes unitary plate that includes a blade portion and a tang portion. The blade portion can include an edge. The tang portion can include a positioning hole, a first hole, a slot, a second hole, a rivet hole, and one or more teeth (also referred to as one or more barbs) on a side of the tang portion. The tool can further include a hilt member which includes a through passage, a tab, and a notch. The tool includes an overlay on a body to create a handle for gripping the tool. The tool further includes a hammerhead cap on an end of the body, the hammerhead cap is coupled to the handle with a rivet through the rivet hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Victor J. Levand, Sharad Gaurav, Sarah Bridget Mulroy, Joshua R. Robertson, Edward Ray Goodwin, Randi Boss, Michael C. Lambertson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10335940
    Abstract: A tool is provided that includes unitary plate that includes a blade portion and a tang portion. The blade portion can include an edge. The tang portion can include a positioning hole, a first hole, a slot, a second hole, a rivet hole, and one or more teeth (also referred to as one or more barbs) on a side of the tang portion. The tool can further include a hilt member which includes a through passage, a tab, and a notch. The tool includes an overlay on a body to create a handle for gripping the tool. The tool further includes a hammerhead cap on an end of the body, the hammerhead cap is coupled to the handle with a rivet through the rivet hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Victor J. Levand, Sharad Gaurav, Sarah Bridget Mulroy, Joshua R. Robertson, Edward Ray Goodwin, Randi Boss, Michael C. Lambertson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10239113
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a method for net shape forging of a manifold block, comprising: starting with a single bar having a first cross-sectional area, placing a work piece area of the single bar in a die; and upsetting, via longitudinal movement of the single bar, the work piece area of the single bar in the die, wherein the single bar is pressed into the die to reduce its length; whereby the work piece area of the single bar is displaced to an increased cross-sectional area as compared to the first cross-sectional area. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ELLWOOD NATIONAL INVESTMENT CORP.
    Inventors: Brian C. Taylor, Manas P. Shirgaokar, Erik J. Soderstrom, Gerhard Epp, Roger L. Garrett
  • Patent number: 9914032
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi functional golf tool that can be used to address a variety of circumstances that commonly arise during a game of golf. The multi functional tool includes a rectangular body having a proximal end, a tapered distal end being opposite said proximal end, the rectangular body having an arcuate cross-section along its entire length. The invention includes a deburring surface for repairing golf ball scratches, a pair of tines for divot repair and to clean golf club face grooves, and areas for marketing indicia. The shape and configuration of the invention also permits it to be used as a shoe horn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: W. Frank Simpson
  • Patent number: 9808939
    Abstract: An asymmetrical cutting tool has a partially cord-wrapped handle with a first handle panel, a second handle panel, and an intercheangeable overlay. The cutting tool further includes a folding blade, pivotably attached to the cord-wrapped/overlaid handle, and having a partially concave edge and a punch tip. The folding blade is operable to transition between a locked state and an unlocked state. Lock wear is compensated by dual eccentric thumb studs which act as a camshaft lobe to alter the position of the blade with respect to the lock while in the locked state. The partially cord-wrapped handle is configured to receive the folding blade when the blade transitions from the locked state into the unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Santiago Gutiérrez, John David Broadwell
  • Patent number: 9101495
    Abstract: An assembly tool for assembly of a first component of a prosthesis to a second component of the prosthesis for use in joint arthroplasty. The tool includes a first member operably associated with the first component and a second member operably associated with the second component. The second member includes a cap having a threaded recess and further includes a threaded rod adapted to engage the threaded recess so as to move the second member relative to the first member and the threaded rod is made of a harder metal than the threaded recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A McAnelly, Rodney E. Satterthwaite, Daniel E. Lashure
  • Patent number: 9028514
    Abstract: An exemplary surgical probe and methods of making the same are disclosed. An exemplary surgical probe may include a tubular body and a scissor assembly received at least partially within the body. The scissor assembly may include a first blade fixed to the tubular body that includes a body portion and an end portion. The scissor assembly may further include a second blade that is configured to move longitudinally within the tubular body. The body portions of the first and second blades may each define respective cross sections normal to a longitudinal axis of the tubular body. The cross sections may each define centrally disposed edges adjacent one another, and the cross sections may each be asymmetrical about a line substantially parallel to the centrally disposed edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Linsi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8904647
    Abstract: A tool is provided for preparing a cable for crimping. The tool includes a first pressure arm and a second pressure arm. An intermediate member is disposed between the first pressure arm and the second pressure arm, the intermediate member being rotationally coupled to the first pressure arm by a first pivot and rotationally coupled to the second pressure arm by a second pivot. The intermediate member includes a first pair of slots adjacent the first pressure arm and a second pair of slots adjacent the second pressure arm. A first pair of stripping cartridges is removably coupled to the first pair of slots. A second pair of stripping cartridges removably coupled to the second pair of slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rostra Tool Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Steiner, Charles Gargano
  • Patent number: 8857064
    Abstract: A cutter apparatus includes a housing sized to be hand-held, the housing including a channel and openings adjacent to the channel at three different sides of the housing, and a blade carrier sized to fit within and slide along the channel, the blade carrier including three engaging portions that extend from the openings such that a force bearing upon any of the portions can cause the blade carrier to slide along the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Pacific Handy Cutter, Inc.
    Inventor: G. Gerry Schmidt
  • 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: 20140173832
    Abstract: A multi-purpose kitchen knife which enables the user, by using only one kitchen knife, to cut or trim various kinds of food materials. Thus, it is not necessary to keep several kitchen utensils in the narrow kitchen space, and consequently it enhances the usefulness of the kitchen space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: John Jungwon Kim
  • Patent number: 8732955
    Abstract: A shaving razor that offers a closer shave is provided. The shaving razor can include a biasing member producing a progressively increasing return torque on the razor cartridge that forces the cartridge into flat contact with the skin as the cartridge pivots, thus improving glide and shaving closeness. In addition, the shaving razor can include a razor handle configuration that reduces the propensity for the shaving razor to roll in a user's hand and improves the maneuverability of the razor cartridge during shaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Daren Mark Howell, David John O'Callaghan, Andrew Martin Whittingham
  • Publication number: 20140123502
    Abstract: The handheld utensil (10) is in the form of cutlery, and more specifically, in the form of a spoon. This spoon consists of a functional end part (11) and a removable handle (12). These parts are fitted together via complementary interlocking devices which allow the parts to be joined with a releasable action. For this purpose, the end part (11) is fitted with a protruding extension (13), while the handle (12) is fitted with a socket (14) for receiving the extension (13). A shaft (15), on the extension (13), connects with the axial groove (22) in the socket (14) to receive and lock the shaft in place, forming an interlocking device. To complete and reinforce the assembly of the functional end piece (11) and the handle (12), the socket (14) is fitted with a magnet (34). The extension (13) is also fitted with a cooperating mating magnet (33).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Anne-Laure Benardeau
  • Patent number: 8668708
    Abstract: An exemplary surgical probe and methods of making the same are disclosed. An exemplary surgical probe may include a tubular body and a scissor assembly received at least partially within the body. The scissor assembly may include a first blade fixed to the tubular body that includes a body portion and an end portion. The scissor assembly may further include a second blade that is configured to move longitudinally within the tubular body. The body portions of the first and second blades may each define respective cross sections normal to a longitudinal axis of the tubular body. The cross sections may each define centrally disposed edges adjacent one another, and the cross sections may each be asymmetrical about a line substantially parallel to the centrally disposed edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Linsi
  • Publication number: 20140059867
    Abstract: A knife includes a body that includes a handle section, a substantially circular blade housing section, and a blade including a cutting edge having substantially the same radius of curvature of the blade housing. The substantially circular blade housing section extends substantially perpendicular from the handle section. The blade extends longitudinally out of the blade housing at a position substantially 180° away from the position of the handle section along the circumference of the blade housing and terminates in a sharp point. The width of the blade at the portion immediately adjacent to the blade housing and opposite the blade point is substantially equal to the diameter of the blade housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Rick Grover
  • Publication number: 20140059863
    Abstract: A cutter includes a replaceable blade detachably attached to a cutter body. A main body block of the cutter body includes a container section that houses a slide block, a main body supporting section, and a main body connecting section that connects with the replaceable blade. The slide block includes a rear-side supporting section, a slide connecting section, a flexible section, and a wing section. A front side retaining section that retains the wing section from a front side is formed in at least one side of the container section in a height direction, and the front side retaining section includes a protruding engaging section. In an attached state, the wing section is engaged from a foreside by the protruding engaging section, and the wing section is released from the protruding engaging section by bending the flexible section of the slide block from the attached state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: FEATHER SAFETY RAZOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Ichiyanagi, Akira Takahashi
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130233135
    Abstract: An industrial precision safety cutter and a method of using the same, the industrial cutter having a cutter head. The cutter head has a reinforcing body, a first prong extending from the body, a second prong extending from the body, and a cutting edge extending from the body. The first prong has a rounded end. The cutting edge extends between the first and second prongs. The industrial cutter has an extendable length handle removably connected to the cutter head. The industrial cutter may be used in applications in the nuclear power industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Cameron MacFarlane
  • Publication number: 20130205600
    Abstract: An accessory configured for use with a reciprocating saw having a spindle. The accessory is configured to reciprocate with the spindle. The accessory includes an attachment portion having a tang including a first tang member and a second tang member and an aperture that extends through the attachment portion from a first broad side to a second broad side. The attachment portion also includes a first radius, which terminates to define a projection, located on a first narrow side. The attachment portion also includes a second radius, which terminates to define a projection, located on a second narrow side. The first radius and the second radius are configured to contact an exterior of the spindle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8475479
    Abstract: An exemplary surgical probe and methods of making the same are disclosed. An exemplary surgical probe may include a tubular body and a scissor assembly received at least partially within the body. The scissor assembly may include a first blade fixed to the tubular body that includes a body portion and an end portion. The scissor assembly may further include a second blade that is configured to move longitudinally within the tubular body. The body portions of the first and second blades may each define respective cross sections normal to a longitudinal axis of the tubular body. The cross sections may each define centrally disposed edges adjacent one another, and the cross sections may each be asymmetrical about a line substantially parallel to the centrally disposed edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Linsi
  • Publication number: 20130104403
    Abstract: A knife with a handle attached to the blade is described. The handle extends horizontally down the spine towards the tip and vertically down the heel to cover a portion of the blade. The inventive knife is particularly suited for use when choking up. The handle of the knife extends beyond the bolster, or where the bolster would typically be on a knife, and covers a portion of the spine and heel of the knife. The shape and positioning of the handle provides a useful, comfortable handle surface for the forefinger, thumb and palm when choking up on the knife. In contrast to prior art knives, the present invention provides a protection to the user's hand which is integral with the handle of the knife therefore prevents any protective elements from slipping out of place during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Brendan Stokes
  • Publication number: 20130008035
    Abstract: A composite material knife tool, comprising: a knife blade, lower rim of which is a knife-edge portion, at least a hole is provided on said knife blade; and a knife handle, which is formed integrally and extends to envelop said knife blade and said holes, thus exposing said knife-edge portion for cutting objects. Said composite material knife tool uses the smallest knife blade to achieve full utilization of knife tool, hereby realizing cost reduction effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Hsieh Wen HSIUNG
  • Patent number: 8347509
    Abstract: A tool system is presented. The tool system includes a tool body sized and dimensioned to fit comfortably in a human hand, and includes a plurality of interchangeable tool cartridges. Some of the tool cartridges include a tool bit cover capable of remaining in a closed, locked position sheathing a tool bit. Once installed, the tool bit cover can be unlocked via actuation of a trigger disposed on the body of the tool or on the cartridge. Preferably, the tool bit cover unsheathes the underlying tool bit due to pressure or force of a work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Votolato Living Trust
    Inventor: Earl Votolato
  • Patent number: 8312632
    Abstract: A handsaw includes a handle and a blade. The handle includes a lock assembly. The blade is releaseably mountable on the handle and includes a lock engaging region located toward one end thereof. The lock assembly includes a lock structure and a manually enagageable actuator. The lock structure is movable between a lock position in which it lockingly engages the lock engaging region to lock the blade to the handle, and a release position in which the lock structure is released from engagement with the lock engaging region to enable the blade to be released from the handle. The actuator is manually actuatable to move the lock structure from the lock position to the release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Rowlay, Stewart Hawley
  • Publication number: 20120272531
    Abstract: A cutting tool utilizing a replaceable blade has a body which defines a blade-accepting pocket having an interior within which the body of the blade is nestingly accepted when inserted within the pocket and for releasable securement of the blade within the blade-accepting pocket. Furthermore, the blade-accepting pocket includes an abutment surface against which a surface of the blade body bears against when the cutting edge of the blade is moved into cutting engagement with an item being cut with the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: David S. Jordon, Michael C. Jordon
  • Publication number: 20120246946
    Abstract: A knife includes a metal blade having an integral tang, the tang having a tang end and being a flat bar shaped to carry a handle, a plastic handle having an handle end defining a well surrounding the tang end, and a metal end cap comprising an integrally formed plug section. The metal end cap is attached at the handle end to positively fit the plug section in the well. The plug section has a plug end facing the tang end and defining a recess in which the plug section encloses the tang end in a positive fit. Also provided is a method for fixing the metal end cap in the plastic well at the handle end of the knife which comprises the step of exciting the metal end cap with ultrasonic energy while inserting the metal end cap into the well to thereby plasticate the plastic in the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Kreitz, Paul Boldt
  • Patent number: 8245753
    Abstract: A plurality of hand tools for use in a wide variety of different applications for applying masking tape to various surfaces prior to painting, staining, detailing, sanding and the like wherein one embodiment includes a removably attachable blade member associated with one end portion of the tool and a removably attachable roller member or nudger member associated with the opposite end portion of the tool, and an extension/retraction mechanism for extending and retracting the blade member. Another embodiment of the present hand tool includes a handle member adaptable for receiving any combination of removably attachable roller members, nudger members, and blade members for attachment to the opposite end portions of the handle member. A wide variety of different blade configurations, roller member configurations, and nudger member configurations can be removably attached to the opposite end portions of the present tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Richard R. Haemerle
  • Patent number: 8230603
    Abstract: An ambidextrous spill-resistant spoon includes a handle portion carrying a spoon bowl portion. The spoon bowl is rotational relative to the handle portion and depends below the handle portion to self-level rather as a pendulum seeks the vertical. But, the spoon bowl is clutched non-rotationally to the handle portion during a scooping motion to load the spoon with food. As soon as the scooping motion is completed by clearing of the spoon bowl from the food, the bowl portion is un-clutched from the handle portion and becomes freely pivotal so as to remain level as a user moves the loaded spoon toward the user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Phillip Currie
  • Patent number: 8230604
    Abstract: A pie dough cutter comprising a removably attachable handle providing decorative patterns to be added to the top of a pie crust is herein disclosed. The dough cutter comprises different designs for stamping a portion of crust providing decorative elements. After a pie crust is prepared a desired decorative pattern is pressed through the dough, which is then placed onto a pie prior to baking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Caprice G. Corey, David Thompson
  • Patent number: 8205341
    Abstract: A tool is provided, having a handle with a blade chamber defining a blade chamber cavity, a first locking element, and a second locking element that is user actuated, and a removable blade with a tang engageable in the blade chamber cavity and a working portion. A blade sleeve, is also provided, at least a portion of which is located on the tang.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Aaron Charles Rosso, Matthew Earle Myers, Amar Arvind Patel, Scott Fong
  • Patent number: 8191267
    Abstract: A tool handle for use with a removable blade having a latch opening, the tool handle having a housing defining a blade chamber in the housing, a latch disposed in the housing, configured for moving between a latched position and a released position. In the latched position, the latch is configured to extend through the latch opening. Also included is an actuator at least partially enclosed within the housing, configured for moving between a rest position and a depressed position, wherein movement of the actuator to the depressed position causes the latch to move to the released position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Amar Arvind Patel, Aaron Charles Rosso, Matthew Earle Myers, Scott Fong
  • Patent number: 8099871
    Abstract: A utility knife is useful for operations such as glazing, roofing, carpeting and SHEETROCK™ drywall fabrication wherein the knife is used in close proximity to window edges, walls or corners. A blade-holding portion of the utility knife has a planar bottom wall and structure for mounting the blade at a small angle relative to the bottom wall so that the blade is able to flex and substantially conform to the plane of a surface upon which the planar bottom surface of the utility knife is supported. A handle portion of the utility knife is offset from the planar bottom surface so as to position a user's hand away from the surface on which the utility knife is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Edward Bilenski
  • Patent number: 8056242
    Abstract: A hand tool for a craft knife has a handle, a blade tray and a connector. The handle has a mounting chamber, a mounting tube, a cap, a socket bit and an ejector tube. The blade tray is mounted in the mounting chamber and the mounting tube of the handle and has a base and a casing. The base has two mounting protrusions formed on an internal surface of the base. The casing is pivotally mounted in the base and has two mounting holes and a blade chamber. The connector is detachably connected to the handle and has a socket bar, a clamping tube and a pressing tube. The socket bar is detachably mounted in the socket bit. The clamping tube is mounted securely in the socket bar. The pressing tube is mounted around the clamping tube and presses against the socket bar and the clamping tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Kung-Chen Chen
  • Publication number: 20110239471
    Abstract: The left-handed knives system comprises a collection of left-handed knives providing a set of cutlery tools for left-handed people. The left-handed cutlery set may generally comprise a plurality of individual left-handed knives which may be used for various purposes and tasks within the field of food preparation and dining. A left-handed knife may comprise a dishwasher-safe handle and stainless steel blade. The knife handle may be ergonomically designed to provide a left-handed contour profile thereby providing a comfortable and natural grip for a left-handed user. Further, the blade may comprise a sloped concave profile from left to right, thereby providing a balanced cutting action for the left-handed user during an in-use condition. Left-handed knives system may further comprise a carrying case for storing, displaying and/or transporting the left-handed cutlery set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Kathleen Day
  • Publication number: 20110219631
    Abstract: Plastic cutlery and tableware made in at least two parts joinable to form a unitary utensil, serving piece, beverage container or non-food contacting tableware in which the two parts are made of different materials. The materials of the two parts differ in at least one of the following: color, type of plastic, grade of plastic, source of plastic, and additives such as the presence of an anti-microbial agent, transparency, or reflectivity. Food-grade resins, for example, can be used for the heads of cutlery and recycled resins are used for the handles. Heads can be separately metalized and then joined to non-metalized handles. Handles may be made to fit to different types of heads. The two parts of the cutlery may be joined by inserting a tang extending from one into a cavity formed in the other. The two parts of tableware may be joinable by a snap-fit configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: China Direct International, Inc.
    Inventors: Xinguan Hou, William C. Godley, William A. Gallop, Ashish K. Mithal, Wei He
  • Patent number: 7866050
    Abstract: A handheld tool structure includes a tool member, a handle, a cover and a connecting peg. The handle is barrel-shaped and has an opening at an end of the handle. An end of the tool member is slab-shaped and the tool member has at least one penetrating hole and at least one notch. An end of the connecting peg has a slender groove, and the top of the cover has a slender slot. An end of the tool member is passed through the slot of the cover and inserted into the groove of the connecting peg, and the cover and the connecting peg are connected, and another end of the connecting peg is plugged into the handle from an opening at an end of the handle, and the cover is plugged into the handle until the top of the cover is aligned evenly with a distal surface of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Shu-Feng Yu
  • Publication number: 20100263219
    Abstract: A tool includes an elongated handle with an end recess and a side notch for latching, and a plurality of different replaceable heads. Each replaceable head includes an elongated rectangular section shaped to fit stably into the recess for providing torsional and lateral support, an operative end, and a latch releasably engaging the side notch to retain the head in the recess. The different heads can include different operative ends with structure for providing different operative functions, such as a head with oppositely-positioned partially-shielded blade tips and/or with different blade throat sizes, a head with pizza-cutting wheel, a head with hammer or wrench feature, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Kempker, Orville V. Crain, Matthew Jon Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20100263218
    Abstract: A knife includes a knife blade defining a knife plane having a cutting edge on one side and a spine an opposed side, wherein the cutting edge and the spine meet at a point of the knife blade at a distal end thereof, the knife blade including a bolster at an end of the knife blade opposed from the point and a tang adjacent the bolster, and a handle attached to the tang of the knife blade, the handle includes a body portion, the handle includes a spine support extending along a portion of the spine of the knife blade and coupled to the knife blade at a position spaced from the point, and wherein the spine support is spaced from the spine for at least a portion of the spine. A resilient buffer member may be provided between the knife blade and the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL RD LC
    Inventor: Ryan Scott Bookhamer
  • Patent number: 7784189
    Abstract: Disclosed is a knife comprising a housing (11) with a blade fixture (12) which can be moved translationally in the longitudinal direction (x) of the housing within a receiving duct (A) of the housing (11). The blade fixture (12) accommodates the knife blade (13) between a first blade contact surface (38) and a second blade contact surface (31) in a closed position while an operator's attachment (14) is assigned to the base (G) and/or the blade locking mechanism (19) in order to translationally move the blade fixture (12). The operator's attachment (14) is retained on the base (G) outside the blade locking mechanism (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Martor KG
    Inventor: Gudula Polei
  • Patent number: 7774942
    Abstract: A utility knife includes a handle, a blade assembly secured to the handle, a blade cover mechanically coupled to the handle facilitating manipulability of the blade cover to an extended position over the blade assembly, and a slider that is repositionable along the handle to release the blade cover from the extended position, the slider being pivotally coupled to the blade assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Pacific Handy Cutter, Inc.
    Inventor: G. Gerry Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20100199505
    Abstract: A cutting blade holder (10) for a microsurgical cutting arrangement, in particular a cutting arrangement for refractive eye surgery, comprises a receptacle (34) into which a cutting blade unit (14) together with a cutting blade (12) can be inserted. For the sideways guidance of the cutting blade unit in the receptacle the cutting blade holder comprises guide means, which in one embodiment include a plurality of guide bars (50, 52, 54, 56) arranged on both sides of the plane of the blade of the cutting blade, by means of which a relatively friction-free linear contact with the cutting blade is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: Wavelight AG
    Inventors: Christof Donitzky, Daniel Thimm
  • Publication number: 20100170095
    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: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: A.G. Russell
  • Publication number: 20100139101
    Abstract: A safety chisel (100) has handle parts (101) and (102), each pivotally connected to a chisel blade (105) by pins (104), to adjust the chisel readily from an open position (FIG. 11) to a closed position (FIG. 12). Grooves (107) in the handle parts (101, 102) form a cavity (109) to house the chisel blade (105) safely when the chisel (100) is closed. Impact forces are applied to flat tops of the handle parts (101, 102), which have lower, internal abutment faces 108 to transmit impact forces to the chisel blade (105).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Cooper
  • Publication number: 20100107418
    Abstract: A hand tool for a craft knife has a handle, a blade tray and a connector. The handle has a mounting chamber, a mounting tube, a cap, a socket bit and an ejector tube. The blade tray is mounted in the mounting chamber and the mounting tube of the handle and has a base and a casing. The base has two mounting protrusions formed on an internal surface of the base. The casing is pivotally mounted in the base and has two mounting holes and a blade chamber. The connector is detachably connected to the handle and has a socket bar, a clamping tube and a pressing tube. The socket bar is detachably mounted in the socket bit. The clamping tube is mounted securely in the socket bar. The pressing tube is mounted around the clamping tube and presses against the socket bar and the clamping tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Kung-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 7647704
    Abstract: A surgical blade includes a handle with a recess sized to receive the proximal end of a blade assembly. The recess includes a notch as well as opposed facing distal ridges designed to engage elevated surfaces in the blade assembly to maintain the blade assembly and handle assembled. The blade assembly includes a blade portion and a fitting having a protrusion sized to be received in the proximal notch of the recess in the handle when the blade portion is assembled to the handle. The fitting also includes side faces having opposed elevated surfaces obliquely disposed so that they are engaged by the distal ridges within the handle recess. The fitting also includes an upwardly extending catch that engages a distal surface on the handle to assist in locking the blade assembly to the handle. The recess of the handle includes inner tapered surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas D. Petersen