With Cutter-opposing, Sheath-engaging Surface Pivotally Connected To Cutter Patents (Class 30/91.2)
  • Patent number: 9885195
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to pool cleaners that remove debris from water using a plurality of cyclonic flows, or that include a removable impeller subassembly, a check valve for a debris canister, a particle separator assembly having a handle that locks to the pool cleaner, a modular roller drive gear box, or a roller latch that secures a roller to the pool cleaner. Exemplary embodiments are also directed to the check valve and the roller latch themselves. Exemplary embodiments are directed to a filter medium for pool cleaners that includes embossments providing flow channels for water, and to roller assemblies for pool cleaners. Exemplary embodiments are directed to pool cleaners including alternative pump motor engagements. Exemplary embodiments are directed to pool cleaners power supplies that include a potted and contoured power board assembly, and to kickstands therefor. Exemplary embodiments are directed to a pool cleaner caddy, and removable wheels therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Graham M. Hayes, Greg Floyd, Edward Lawrence Marciano, Garrett Jacob Ferrell, Scott Teuscher
  • Patent number: 9080767
    Abstract: A wick trimmer includes a pair of connected first and second trimmer arms; a first wick trimmer jaw carried by the first trimmer arm; a second wick trimmer jaw carried by the second trimmer arm, the first and second wick trimmer jaws selectively positional between an open position and a closed, wick cutting position; a first wick cutting blade having a first blade notch carried by the first wick trimmer jaw; and a second wick cutting blade having a second blade notch carried by the second wick trimmer jaw, the second blade notch generally symmetrical to the first blade notch and disposed in generally facing and offset relationship to the first blade notch in the open position of the first and second wick trimmer jaws. The second blade notch bypasses the first blade notch as the first wick trimmer jaw and the second wick trimmer jaw move from the open position to the closed, wick cutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Mitchell Garlington
  • 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: 8676018
    Abstract: An optical fiber stripper that may cooperate with an optical fiber handler for stripping one or more coating from an optical fiber is disclosed. The stripper is used as a part of a termination system for preparing the optical fiber for an optical connection, thereby providing the craft with a simple, reliable, and easy termination of the optical fiber. By way of example, the stripper cooperates with an optical fiber handler having an optical fiber secured therein for preparing the end of the optical fiber for a mechanical splice in a fiber optic connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Brandon A. Barnes, Ashley W. Jones, Greg J. Scherer
  • Publication number: 20130333225
    Abstract: A hand tool includes two levers pivotably coupled at a fulcrom, each lever reciprocal to one another, and each lever including a handle at a lower end and a jaw at an upper end. The jaw includes an edge, and the edge includes a straight angled portion and a notch. The notch includes at least one blade along a perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: THORSEN TOOLS, INC.
    Inventor: DAVID MEHOLOVITCH
  • Publication number: 20130326882
    Abstract: A hand tool includes a first member having a first body portion and a first blade portion coupled to the first body portion. The first body portion has a grip. The first blade portion has a U-shaped cutting blade. The hand tool also includes a second member pivotally coupled to the first member for movement between an open position and a closed position. The second member includes a second body portion and a second blade portion coupled to the second body portion. The second body portion has a grip. The second blade portion has a U-shaped cutting blade. The grip of the second body portion includes an annular projection defining an aperture configured to receive a finger of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Kyle Harvey
  • Publication number: 20130220097
    Abstract: A tool for preparing a cable for connectorization. The tool has a portion for stripping a cable jacket and another portion for cutting fibrous strength elements, such as aramid strength elements, relative to the exposed fiber. The strength element cutting portion includes a blade enclosed in a cover that also serves as a handle for the tool. The cover also has a stop edge to ensure that a desired excess length of the strength element remains after cutting the strength element. The excess strength element length can then be used to connectorize the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Joshua Douglas Raker
  • Publication number: 20130111763
    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: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: ROSTRA TOOL COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard A. Steiner, Charles Gargano
  • Patent number: 8296956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pliers for removing an insulating layer of an electrical cable, in particular a coaxial cable. The inventive pliers comprise a cutting element. The distance of the cutting element from a seat for the cable is adjustable. Furthermore, the cutting element has a degree of freedom in a circumferential direction of the coaxial cable relative to the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Wezag GmbH Werkzeugfabrik
    Inventor: Kurt Battenfeld
  • Patent number: 8245405
    Abstract: A tool and method for accurately and efficiently cutting through a jacket of a fiber optic cable at a break-out location. The tool securely holds the fiber optic cable and accurately controls the depth and length of cut(s). In addition, the tool accurately positions the cut(s) both in relation to the fiber optic cable and in relation to other cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Lu, Mark D. Narum, Paul Suek, Scott Carlson, Bernard Dietzler, Erik Gronvall
  • Publication number: 20110192033
    Abstract: A cable stripping tool including a tool body and an operating module that is selectively: a) placed in an operative position upon the tool body; and b) separated as a unit from the tool body. The operating module has a stop with a surface and at least one cutting blade. The operating module is reconfigurable between: a) a first state wherein a cable can be placed in a cutting position with an end of the cable bearing upon the stop surface; and b) a second state wherein the at least one cutting blade penetrates a cable in the cutting position to a predetermined depth. The tool body is reconfigurable to change the operating module in the operative position between the first and second states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Robert L. Kasprzycki
  • Publication number: 20110113633
    Abstract: A cable slicer or sheath cutter is comprised of two components, each component including a main body portion, a two part disconnectable hinge mechanism serving as a coupling device at one end or side of the main body portion and a T-shaped handle disposed at an opposite end of the main body portion. The coupling device rotatably couples the two components together. A channel runs along an interior length of at least one of the main body portions, which provides a path into which the cable to be stripped is inserted. A blade housing on at least one of the components of the main body portion securely holds a blade with a predetermined amount of the tip or edge of the blade protruding into and generally perpendicular to the channel. The exposed portion of the blade slices or shaves the sheath or covering of an interior layer of the cable by a precise, predetermined amount without cutting or shaving the cable in the interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: Uraseal, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Daggett, Joseph E. Bradley
  • Patent number: 7716840
    Abstract: A cutter tool includes first and second elongate members carrying a cutting blade pivotally attached with the second member and slidably attached with the first member to enable cutting a tubular workpiece with an increased mechanical advantage. The tool has a first handle having a cradle for supporting a tube to be cut, a second handle pivotally attached to the first handle, a cutter blade attached to the second handle, and a pin and slot between the cutter blade and the first handle. The slot configuration provides for displacement of the blade relative to the cradle to initially apply a higher cutting force which is followed by a transition to a lower cutting force and a higher rate of blade displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co
    Inventors: Nyayadhish Sunil Nandkumar, Pathak Sanjay Sitacharan, David Lee Machovina, Steven Michael Macsay, Glen Richard Chartier
  • Publication number: 20090151167
    Abstract: A cable access tool and method provide a means for accurately and efficiently cutting through a jacket of a fiber optic cable at a break-out location. The cable access tool provides a means to securely hold the fiber optic cable. A means of accurately controlling the depth and length of cut(s) are provided. In addition, a means of accurately positioning the cut(s) both in relation to the fiber optic cable and in relation to other cuts is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yu Lu, Mark D. Narum, Paul Suek, Scott Carlson, Bernard Dietzler, Erik Gronvall
  • Patent number: 7520886
    Abstract: An endoscopic cutting device is disclosed. The device comprises an inner catheter including an inner wall having an opening formed therethrough. The inner wall further has a cutting blade moveably disposed thereon and biasingly extends through the opening. The inner wall has a receiving member disposed thereon and is configured to cooperatively receive the cutting blade. The device further comprises an outer catheter including an outer wall moveably disposed about the inner catheter. The outer wall has an aperture formed therethrough. The aperture is configured to moveably align with the opening of the inner wall for allowing the cutting blade to biasingly extend through the opening and biasingly engage the cutting blade with the receiving member to cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Wilson-Cook Medical Inc.
    Inventor: Vihar C. Surti
  • Publication number: 20090049696
    Abstract: A plier type stripper tool is provide for stripping sheathed cable of the type having a three spaced insulated power conducting wires, a ground wire disposed among the insulated wires and a sheath surrounding the wires. In one embodiment, the stripper tool includes a pair of levers having jaw, boss and handle portions. The stripper tool may further include a pivot joining the boss portions to enable relative movement of the levers about the pivot between open and closed portions. The jaw portions each have blade sections for coactively circumferentially cutting a cable sheath when the levers are moved from the open to the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: Stride Tool Inc.
    Inventors: Philip J. Pisczak, Rick Wilson, Karen Wertz
  • Publication number: 20090044410
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pliers for removing an insulating layer of an electrical cable, in particular a coaxial cable. The inventive pliers comprise a cutting element. The distance of the cutting element from a seat for the cable is adjustable. Furthermore, the cutting element has a degree of freedom in a circumferential direction of the coaxial cable relative to the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Kurt Battenfeld
  • Patent number: 7171753
    Abstract: A tool for mid-span cable stripping having a wheel enclosure surrounding an inner wheel with at least one cable saddle formed in an outer circumference, the cable saddle(s) adapted to rotatably cradle a cable of a desired outer diameter. The wheel enclosure having an access cut-away with an over hanging portion that exposes the cable saddle for insertion of the cable. The cable saddle moveable, via rotation of the inner wheel, under the overhanging portion whereby the cable in the cable saddle is retained and a blade coupled to the wheel enclosure with a cutting edge projecting inward engages the cable. Rotation of the tool about the cable strips an outer sheath of the cable. Where multiple cable saddles of different sizes are formed about the circumference of the inner wheel, the tool may be used with a range of different diameter cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Andrew Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Korczak, Timothy Crawford, Al Cox, David Low
  • Patent number: 7093364
    Abstract: A wire cutter includes two jaws pivotably connected with each other and each jaw has a curve cutting edge which includes a cutting portion which includes a first section, a second section and a third section which is located between the first and second sections. Each of the first section and the second section has a first side surface and a second side surface, and a first angle of 60 degrees is defined between the first side surface and the second side surface. The third section has a third side surface and a fourth side surface, a second angle of 35 degrees is defined between the third side surface and the fourth side surface. The wires are pushed toward the second sections and cut by the second sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20040045165
    Abstract: A cable stripper of the type typically used by an operator to remove the outer insulation layer from a coaxial cable having a ridged outer conductor such as that typically used in the telecommunications industry. The cable stripper includes unique stop devices that actually engage the stripped outer conductor so as to prevent removal of more than a predetermined length of the outer insulation and so as to present the distal end of the stripped cable for trimming so that the cable is properly prepared for use and installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: Techmold Company
    Inventor: Alan S. Russell
  • Patent number: 6691403
    Abstract: The present invention is a hand-held stripping tool. The tool is adapted for cutting an outer sheath of a first electrical cable. Inside the sheath is parallel spaced apart insulation covered wires and a core member containing an uncovered ground wire between the insulation covered wires. The sheath has spaced apart curved sides conforming to the covered wires. The tool has spaced apart first and second jaw members adapted to be pressed together. The jaw members have cutting edges that receive a portion of the first cable along its length. The cutting edges define an opening configured to cut the sheath and the core without significantly cutting the insulation on the wires or the unsheathed ground wire when the jaw members are pressed together to form the opening. The portion of the sheath is then removed in one continuous process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Stride Tool, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard R. Murg
  • Publication number: 20040003499
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for removing coating material from tubing is disclosed that includes a tool body, a tubing support, a slider support, a slider accommodated with the slider support, and a blade attached to the slider, wherein the tubing support, and the slider support are accommodated with the tool body. The apparatus can be utilized to remove protective coating materials from steel tubing, by placing the tubing on the tubing support, lowering the blade to the tubing, and rotating the apparatus around the tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventor: Michael Shevela
  • Publication number: 20030110638
    Abstract: A cable-stripping tool comprising two parts (1, 3; 7) which can rotate relative to one another about an axis and of which a first part (1, 3) carries a cutting blade (17) in the vicinity of said axis and a second part (7) of which carries a hook (22) which can move axially and which is biased towards an end position relative to the cutting blade by means of a first spring means (50), wherein the hook has a concave side which faces towards the cutting blade and which functions to receive the cable to be stripped, and wherein the hook also includes a generally axially orientated stem (20) with which the hook is connected to the tool The spring means act against a body (40) which can be moved axially towards and away from said end position by means of said second part; wherein the spring means (50) is adapted to bias the body (40) to its end position, wherein the body (40) carries a latching device (47, 48) which is able to latch with a co-acting formation (2a) on the stem (20), and wherein the latching device (
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventor: Johan Tapper
  • Patent number: 6526661
    Abstract: A versatile hand-held scissors-type cutting and stripping tool includes a pair of pivotally connected handle members, a cutting and stripping blade carried by one of the handle members for cutting flat and round insulated conductors, and for stripping insulation from round insulated conductors, and a pair of flat stripping blades for stripping the outer insulation layer from a flat thin multi-conductor cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Connectool Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie B. Shutts, Yin Ho Cheng, Huang De Sei
  • Publication number: 20020166236
    Abstract: A shearing-stripping machine (1) for electric cables (C) is disclosed, comprising a casing (2) on which the following elements are mounted: driving means (5) to advance the cable (C) to be shorn and stripped, at least a shearing and stripping unit (3) provided with first blades (18, 19) for shearing the cable (C), incising the sheath (C1) and stripping the cable (C) and second blades (42, 43) for incising the sheaths (F1) of the wires (F) constituting the cable (C) and stripping said wires (F); an alignment unit (4) of said wires (F) before incision of the sheaths (F1); driving means (34) for moving the blades (18, 19; 42, 43); at least a control and actuation microprocessor unit (8). The driving means (34) comprise a single motor (35) coupled to a mechanism (34a) to which adjustable stop means (80, 81) of the stroke of the second blades (42, 43) are associated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: Roberto Bernardelle, Valentino Marchioro, Mario Casella
  • Patent number: 6477776
    Abstract: A pair of rotational peeling pliers. The pliers include an upper and lower half part and an adjustment member, wherein, the middle sections of the upper and lower half parts are connected to form an upper and a lower clamping arm on the front section as well as an upper and lower handle on the rear section of the pliers. The upper clamping arm has a knife, and the lower clamping arm has wire recesses. When one of the recesses is filled by a wire, and the upper and lower clamping arms are pressed to get close to each other, the knife cuts into an outer insulation layer on the wire to peel it. The adjustment member includes a fixing seat, the knife and an adjustment portion. The fixing seat is inserted in the receiving groove with the bottom thereof fixedly clamping the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Hanlong Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Beam-Chi Jee
  • Patent number: 6467171
    Abstract: A tool for removing insulation from coaxial cable includes a fixed double-edged cutting blade mounted on the tool body and a planar cutting blade that is mounted on a cassette to move perpendicular to the axis of the cable between a cutting position and a non-cutting position. The double-edged cutting blade includes a transverse cutting edge and a longitudinal cutting edge, the transverse cutting edge lying in a plane substantially perpendicular to an axis of the cable and the longitudinal cutting edge lying in a plane substantially parallel to the axis of the cable. The planar cutting blade has a cutting edge lying in a plane substantially perpendicular to the axis of the cable. The blades may be mounted on the same end of the tool, requiring that the coaxial cable be inserted only once into the tool, or on opposite ends of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Capewell Components Company, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew J. Tarpill
  • Patent number: 6427331
    Abstract: A slitting and shaving tool for separating a coaxial cable with a curved outer surface from an adjacent cable connected to it with a web of insulating material. The tool includes a slitting blade for cutting through the web to separate the cables and a shaving blade with a curved cutting edge for shaving off excess web material to leave a smooth cylindrical outer surface on the coaxial cable. The tool is hinged to swing open, allowing the tool to be used at intermediate locations along the length of a messengered cable. A cable guide surface on the tool body has a double radius to accommodate cables that have a slight bend. The shaving blade is adjustable towards and away from the cable being shaved. A relief hole allows the shaved excess web material to exit the tool. The relief hole is specially shaped to make it easy to position the curved cutting edge of the shaving blade correctly by locating it in alignment with the apparent perimeter of the relief hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Capewell Components Company, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Tarpill, Tadeusz Zagula
  • Patent number: 6418817
    Abstract: An adjustment mechanism for a wire stripper that sets the initial minimum opening between cutter jaws so that the jaws close snugly around a wire, and then adjusts the opening to provide a clearance distance so that the wire is not damaged when the jaws cut through the insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Inventor: Frank R. Brown
  • Patent number: 6334253
    Abstract: An adjustable wire stripper includes a housing, a cutter holder revolvably mounted in a top open chamber of the housing and holding a cutter outside the housing for cutting the insulator of an electric wire, a lever adapted to rotate the cutter holder in the housing, a sliding pressure plate mounted in the housing and adapted to hold down the electric wire to be stripped on the cutter of the cutter holder, a sliding push plate slidably mounted in the housing and adapted to push the sliding pressure plate upwards for the loading of the electric wire to be stripped, a tensile spring adapted to pull the sliding push plate downwards in the housing, and an adjustment screw installed in a bottom axle hole of the housing and inserted through a bottom through hole of the sliding push plate and threaded into a female screw of the sliding pressure and adapted for adjusting the pitch between the pressure head of the sliding pressure plate and the cutter of the cutter holder subject to the diameter of the electric wire t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Inventor: Yin-Ho Cheng
  • Patent number: 6242699
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing the ends of a coaxial high frequency cable, which has a tubular inner conductor, a dielectric enclosing the same, a tubular outer conductor arranged over the same concentrically to the inner conductor, and a sheath of insulation material enclosing the outer conductor. The apparatus includes a pot-like device (1) with a cylindrical hollow space (2) the diameter (D1) of which at the input area corresponds to the diameter of the high-frequency cable including the sheath. Within the device (1), at the end of the input area, at least one sheath knife (5) for cutting the sheath is arranged, the blade of which projects into the hollow space (2). The diameter (D2) of the hollow space (2) behind the input area corresponds to the outside diameter of the outer conductor of the high frequency cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Martin Greiner, Detlef Bergmann, Gunter Ahrens, Reimer Nagel
  • Patent number: 6192588
    Abstract: In order to give the device proposed for preparing electric wires and/or cables for installation a sensitive feel, it is designed with two outer grips (1,2) disposed opposite each other and at least one inner arm (3,4) mounted on one of the outer grips (1,2). A link element (50) holds the first outer grip (1) by a first bolt (6′), the second outer grip (2) by a second bolt (9′) and the inner arm (3,4) by at least one additional bolt (7′,8′) located in the link element (50) between the first and second bolts (6′,9′). A multiple joint (5) of this kind enables both of the outer grips (1,2) and their associated inner arms (3,4), together with their tool parts (11,12; 13,14; 15,16), to be pressed against each other and for the outer grips (1,2) to be moved different distances towards each other and also different distances with respect to the inner arm (3,4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Inventor: Franz Krampe