Combined, Convertible And Attachments Patents (Class 56/400.04)
  • Publication number: 20150052870
    Abstract: A water rake for skimming vegetation and debris off ponds includes a handle and a frame. The frame is attached to the handle and the handle extends rearward from the frame. The frame has an open area closed by a net or web to capture the vegetation or debris as the rake is pulled through the water. A plurality of spaced-apart prongs are connected at base ends to the frame and extend from the frame generally in a rearward direction to retain collected vegetation and debris in the net or web, or otherwise collected in the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: John Frederick Mayer
  • Patent number: 8827334
    Abstract: A device for collecting waste that allows a user to stand upright and place the waste in a disposable bag such that the non-disposable parts of the device do not come into contact with the waste is provided. The device includes a containment mechanism for containing collected waste and a scooping mechanism placing the waste in containment mechanism. The containment mechanism includes a receptacle for receiving a bag for the waste; an elongated member attached to the receptacle at one end and a handle member at a second end. The scooping mechanism includes an elongated handle having a first handle end and a second handle end; a grip portion integrally connected to the first handle end; and a lower plate portion integrally connected to the second handle end, the lower plate portion including a plurality of tines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Jorge I. Endara, Lori J. Endara
  • Patent number: 8820042
    Abstract: A landscape rake for raking a landscape environment in both a forward and backward motion to move debris is provided. The landscape rake comprises a rake head having a top surface, a bottom surface, a first end, and a second end. A rake handle is releasably secured to the top surface of the rake head approximately equidistant between the first end and the second end. At least one track is formed in the bottom surface of the rake head. At least one tine system is receivable within the at least one track with a plurality of tines secured to the at least one tine system. A securing mechanism releasably secures the at least one tine system within the at least one track wherein the landscape rake allows raking of a landscape environment in both a forward and backward motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Todd Timson
  • Patent number: 8689533
    Abstract: A lawn rake or lawn rake attachment provides a capture structure which cooperates with the tines of a lawn rake to increase the collection of small leaves and debris with each stroke of the rake. More specifically, the capture structure provides a broad surface preferably spanning the width of the rake and positioned an effective distance trailing behind the rake tine structure. In operation of the lawn rake equipped with the capture structure, during the course of a stroke of the rake the rake tines stir up the small leaves in or on the lawn grass. The stirring-up action propels the leaves a distance up above the ground before they fall back on the rake stroke trail. The trailing rake capture structure intercepts the airborne leaves and holds them at its surface while the rake is in a forward raking motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Firas Najeh Abughazaleh
  • Publication number: 20130247533
    Abstract: A landscaping tool comprising a rigid shaft having a proximal and distal end and presenting a central axis, a rake head having a rake base, and a plurality of tines extending outwardly from the rake base. The rake head is oriented from about 90° to 120° relative to said central axis. A brace comprises two arms, each of the arms joined to the head at opposing sides and extending from the head and converging at the shaft. The device optionally further comprises additional heads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Andy T. Zupan
  • Publication number: 20130001966
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for removing debris with a rake having a handle; and a rake head secured to the handle. The rake head includes a mounting bar; and one or more pivotable double coiled spring tines positioned on the mounting bar, each spring tine having an attaching area placed in tension with a leading coil portion, wherein the coils are pressed against the mounting bar as the raked material urges the tine forwardly and wherein a connective area of the spring tine is pulled in the direction of an axis instead of bending transversely to the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Warren C. Bowden
  • Patent number: 8262145
    Abstract: A rake having a handle, and a rake head. The rake head includes a frame having a neck dimensioned to receive one end of the handle; a plurality of tines, the plurality of tines comprising: a movable inner tine section, the movable inner tine section having a first movable inner tine section, a second movable inner tine section and at least one fixed inner tine between the first movable inner tine section and the second inner tine section; and a fixed outer tine section on each side of the inner section; a support member extending across the plurality of tines, the support member comprising a plurality of supports positioned between the tines; and at screening material, which separates a wanted material from an unwanted material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph Berto
  • Publication number: 20120193273
    Abstract: The present invention relates primarily to an improvement in a mucking rake that can also be adapted for landscaping use. The invention possesses parallel replaceable tines that are spaced apart at variable distances through the use of individual modular tines and/or spacers. The tines can also be manufactured in a wavy shape to enable the debris to be sifted and collected onto the rake without having to dispose of the debris each time debris is sifted and collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Matthew Edward Chrostowski
  • Patent number: 8220240
    Abstract: A landscape care device has a first care tool embodied as a mowing device, a sweeping broom, or the like, and at least one second care tool in the form of a spring tine rake arranged in front of the first care tool and acting simultaneously or with time shift relative to the first care tool. A carriage with a front axle is provided, wherein only the spring tine rake is effective in front of the front axle of the carriage. The spring tine rake has spring tines and the spring line rake is designed such that the spring tines are effective by a substantially straight push movement exerted on the spring tine rake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Dirk Tielbürger
  • Publication number: 20120132448
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for exerting a compressive force on soil around the root ball of a plant for compacting the soil. The device has a substantially planar head having a pair of arms that are configured to extend over at least a portion of the soil above the root ball of the plant for exerting a compressive force on a portion of the soil. The device also has a handle fixedly attached to the head that is configured to transfer force to the head when a user exerts a compressive force to the handle, thereby compacting soil positioned beneath the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Ralph Costley
  • Patent number: 8181436
    Abstract: An adjustable multi-purpose yard tool for providing a single tool that has an adjustable handle and performs multiple functions including raking and hoeing includes a pole, a tool head coupled to the pole, and a handle assembly coupled to the pole. The handle assembly is adjustable to a desired position along a length of the pole. The tool head has a connection portion and a tool portion. The tool portion has a hoe portion and a rake portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Robert L. McMillan
  • Patent number: 8176717
    Abstract: The combination gardening tool and pest apparatus provides a probe shaft having a first end spaced apart from a second end, an upper shaft disposed above and parallel with the probe shaft, a first insert slideably disposed within the upper shaft, a spade affixed outwardly from the first insert, the spade and first insert extendable to a position beyond the probe second end, the spade and first insert retractable to a position medial to the probe second end, a lower shaft disposed below and parallel with the probe shaft, a second insert slideably disposed within the lower shaft, a downwardly disposed rake affixed outwardly to the lower shaft, the rake and second insert extendable to a position beyond the probe first end, the rake and second insert retractable to a position medial to the probe first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventors: Saul Mejia, Rosemary Mejia
  • Publication number: 20120017561
    Abstract: A multi-purpose tool includes, in one embodiment, an elongated pole and a head that are pivotally joined by a coupling mechanism. The head is a unitary member that includes a semi-circular edger plate and a comb-like rake. The coupling mechanism includes a pivot screw pivotally connecting the pole to the gardening head, a lock rod extending longitudinally through the elongated pole, and a pull cam mounted within one end of the hollow pole, the pull cam being threadingly coupled to one end of the lock rod. By disposing the gardening head in a variety of fixed positions relative to the pole, a plurality of distinct gardening instruments can be created. Locking the position of the gardening head relative to the elongated pole is achieved through rotation of a handle that is mounted onto the free end of the pole, the handle being connected to the free end the lock rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Frank Fragale
  • Publication number: 20110225943
    Abstract: Attachments of material with a huge friction factor on the termination points of the armrests of medical rakes. These anti friction points are firmly connected with the rake so when it is parked on a wall the friction factor of the whole medical tool is increased so it will repose even if its position is not orthogonal or almost orthogonal to the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Heiko Friedlein
  • Patent number: 8006474
    Abstract: An improvement implement for cleaning ponds and the like includes features which facilitate multi-functional applications. The implement includes an open frame having a forward section with opposing side portions, a rearward section, an upper surface, a lower surface, and an inner surface. A plurality of tines extend downwardly from the lower surface of the forward portion of the frame. A net has a bottom defining a length and a periphery. A structure is provided for attaching the periphery of the net to the open frame such that the bottom of the net may be oriented above or below the plane of the frame without interfering with the tines. A handle attached to the rearward section of the flame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Radius Garden LLC
    Inventor: Bruce Baker
  • Patent number: 7987658
    Abstract: A multi-purpose tool includes, in one embodiment, an elongated pole and a head that are pivotally joined by a coupling mechanism. The head is a unitary member that includes a semi-circular edger plate and a comb-like rake. The coupling mechanism includes a pivot screw pivotally connecting the pole to the gardening head, a lock rod extending longitudinally through the elongated pole, and a pull cam mounted within one end of the hollow pole, the pull cam being threadingly coupled to one end of the lock rod. By disposing the gardening head in a variety of fixed positions relative to the pole, a plurality of distinct gardening instruments can be created. Locking the position of the gardening head relative to the elongated pole is achieved through rotation of a handle that is mounted onto the free end of the pole, the handle being connected to the free end the lock rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Frank Fragale
  • Patent number: 7909377
    Abstract: The lawn scoop is designed to make picking up any type of small, loose debris a cleaner and easier task for the user. In general terms, the device is a scoop type shovel with the addition of a multipurpose hook/guide at the top end of the handle. After raking or sweeping the debris into a pile, the user stands in front of the debris and attaches the hook/guide part of the scoop to their front pant pocket or belt. This keeps the scoop at the proper angle while enabling the user to use both hands to rake or sweep the debris onto the scoop. Then, by placing the rake or broom over the top of the scoop, aligning the handles of both the scoop and rake using the hook/guide, the user holds both handles together for lifting and disposal. The hook/guide is also designed as part of the hanging system which provides for convenient storage of the combination of scoop and rake/broom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Keith E. Hopp
  • Patent number: 7856802
    Abstract: A golf ball retriever having a retractable sand rake integrated at one end thereof wherein the rake assembly is unfold from a collapsed position to an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: GF Developpement
    Inventors: Daniel Thibault, Gilles Fortier
  • Publication number: 20100263346
    Abstract: A debris collector for a gardening tool which includes a shaft, a working implement oriented in angular relation to the shaft, and a frame securing the working implement to the shaft. The frame defines an enclosure. The debris collector has a scoop that fits within the enclosure as defined by the frame. The scoop has a peripheral edge. A hanger profile is positioned along the peripheral edge such that the hanger profile engaging the frame when the scoop is positioned in the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Wesley Westgarde
  • Publication number: 20100050586
    Abstract: A raking attachment for a riding mower supports raking elements in a forward path of a cutting deck of the riding lawnmower for raking grass just prior to it being cut by the cutting deck. The raking action raises the grass to a uniform height to promote uniform height lawn cutting. The raking attachment includes a forward extending frame formed by longitudinal frame members positioned with first ends rigidly attached to a riding mower frame and with a second end forming attaching points at a fixed height off the ground. A transverse frame is pivotally attached to the forward extending frame by pivot posts. A rake assembly with at least one row of flexible rake tines disposed across the entire transverse width of the cutting deck is attached to the transverse frame and pivots therewith to contact the ground surface for raking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: CARLOS FRANCO
  • Patent number: 7617666
    Abstract: An exemplary lawn maintenance device for the collection of leaves or other debris on a grassed surface, comprises a substantially flat, planar device having a top surface, a lower surface, and a wedge-shaped front section affixed thereto, wherein the top surface of the device is substantially flat and planar, and has a transverse groove or slot therein for receiving the blade of a push shovel. Additionally, the wedge-shaped front section has a series of vertical tines forming a comb-like structure at the leading edge of the device, wherein the comb-like structure consists of a series of extending tine portions, separated by open areas cut within the leading surface of the device. The lower surface comprises a series of ridges and grooves. This configuration allows the device to be fitted to the blade of a push shovel, and the combination can be pushed across the surface of a lawn in order to collect leaves and other debris from the lawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Vincenzo Marchese
  • Publication number: 20090126331
    Abstract: The invention is a device for the safe and efficient collection of debris displaced across a collection field. Utilizing a plurality of spikes which pierce and penetrate articles of debris, the invention contemplates the accumulation of articles of debris on the spikes. When the device has become loaded with debris, the device self ejects the debris using a compression spring force trigger mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Ronnie D. Williams, Robert Williams, Michael Ray Cook
  • Publication number: 20080236129
    Abstract: A combination tool has a rake portion and a fork portion in which the angle between the portions is preferably about 180 degrees. In further preferred aspects, the handle of the tools contemplated herein has two angled portions, and the two portions have an offset of at least 2 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Russell F. Wudi
  • Publication number: 20080110149
    Abstract: A sand rake which serves two purposes: 1) raking the sand in a bunker to provide a smooth sand surface; and 2) efficient and safe removal of the sand trapped or lodged on or near the soles of a player's golf shoes. The dual purpose sand rake may be used to conveniently clean the player's shoes before stepping foot on the putting green, thereby reducing the amount of sand and other debris tracked onto the green, or, alternatively, before the player attempts another shot, thereby enhancing the player's footing. The sand rake removes the need for the player to walk to the next tee box or wait until the round is finished to clean his or her shoes. Moreover, the sand rake removes the need for the player to tap his or her shoes with the golf club to clean his or her shoes, thereby eliminating the risk of injury to the player's ankle or foot as well as damage to the shoes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventor: John G. Pfister
  • Patent number: 7299614
    Abstract: A novel rake minimally consists of: at least two tine frames, each tine frame having a plurality of tines coupled thereto; a tine frame coupling for coupling to proximal ends of each of the tine frames; pivot mechanisms coupled between the tine frames and the tine frame coupling; a rake handle coupled at a proximal end to the tine frame coupling, and adapted for being grasped at a distal end for raking activity; and a locking mechanism adapted to lock the tine frames into an operational raking configuration, and adapted to unlock the tine frames for transition to a non-raking stowage configuration. When the tine frames are unlocked, the tine frames are adapted to have their distal ends pivoted toward the distal end of the rake handle into the stowage configuration with the distal ends of the tine frames being at least in close proximity of the rake handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventor: James Sanders
  • Patent number: 7134263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hand operated gardening and landscaping tools for use in cultivating soil and/or removing inferior or unwanted plants from a selected area. More particularly, the present invention relates to a combination scuffle and rake assembly. The combination tool allows an operator to cut unwanted weeds below the ground surface and thereafter groom the weeded area without having to use separate tools to complete the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Inventor: John Tedesco
  • Patent number: 7131255
    Abstract: A household tool for gathering and picking material comprising two rake head and handle units arranged side by side, overlapping, or crisscrossed with both rake heads arranged in substantially the same orientation. The units are temporarily held in this position by several possible fasteners along the length of the units. One version allows both units to be completely disconnected when in the pick-up mode. Another version is additionally joined quasi-permanently at a pivoting joint that allows the units to swing in opposite directions when their undersides are substantially facing each other. One or both of the handles can be extended for raking and retracted for picking. Each unit has a fixed or adjustable hand grip or arm grip for less fatigue when picking. The rake head may partly overlap to provide more picking-up capacity and more stability to the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Inventor: Mary Ann Caneba
  • Patent number: 6951095
    Abstract: An implement for use in smoothing disturbed ground. More specifically, a rake is shown for use at golf course sand traps having disturbed surfaces. The rake has a handle and a rake head is attached to the rake handle. The rake head presents a plurality of tines that extend from the rake head and are used to smooth disturbed ground. A spike is carried by the rake head and is used to position the rake near a sand trap in a generally vertical storage position so as to minimize interference with golf play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Inventor: David Cusato
  • Patent number: 6948302
    Abstract: A rake apparatus includes an elongated handle with an upper wall, a peripheral wall, and an open bottom end. A head is attached to the bottom end and has a bottom surface having an opening therein. Each of a plurality of first teeth is attached to the head. An axle is mounted within the opening. A pawl is rotatably mounted on the axle. The pawl includes a first arm and a second arm orientated generally perpendicular to each other. The second arm extends downwardly through the opening. Each of a plurality of second teeth is attached to the second arm. An actuator is coupled to the first arm and is adapted for selectively urging the first arm upwardly. The actuator may be selectively actuated so that the second teeth are moved toward the first teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Inventors: Ishmael Kalloo, Jennifer Kalloo
  • Patent number: 6918240
    Abstract: A rake device including an elongated stem having a main portion and a first end portion adjacent thereto, with the first end portion having a first end and being configured such that a first angle defined between the first end and the main portion is acute. The rake device further includes a rake head secured to the first end portion of the elongated stem, with the rake head being generally disposed in a first plane, such that the first plane and the main portion define an acute angle therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Legacy Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel P. Hurt
  • Patent number: 6904743
    Abstract: A device for combining two rakes to provide a combination raking and picking up apparatus comprises a pair of sleeves pivotally attached to one another. A first rake handle is secured into the first of the connected sleeves. A third sleeve is separately attached to a second rake handle. The third sleeve and rake handle fit into the second sleeve. The attachment of the second sleeve to the third sleeve allows the second rake to rotate at least 180 degrees within the second sleeve. This allows a user to use the apparatus for raking lawn debris and to easily convert the apparatus to enable the user to pick up debris as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: Hein Vodinh
  • Patent number: 6848247
    Abstract: A golf bunker rake has a coupling member adapted to receive a support. First teeth are connected to the support and have substantially round first tips. Second teeth are connected to the support and have substantially round second tips. The first teeth are longer than the second teeth. The rounded tips of the first teeth prevent damage to the golf bunker liner during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Indian Valley Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne A. Rozen, Philip A. March, Sr., John Brauer
  • Publication number: 20040134179
    Abstract: An implement is disclosed for use in smoothing disturbed ground. More specifically, a rake is shown for use at golf course sand traps having disturbed surfaces. The rake has a handle and a rake head is attached to the rake handle. The rake head presents a plurality of tines that extend from the rake head and are used to smooth disturbed ground. A spike is carried by the rake head and is used to position the rake near a sand trap in a generally vertical storage position so as to minimize interference with golf play.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventor: David Cusato
  • Patent number: 6761021
    Abstract: A sand rake for grooming sand comprising a head portion having a lead edge and a drag edge; a handle extending from the head portion at an acute angle in the direction of the lead edge; a tine assembly having a plurality of tines and extending downwardly from the head portion proximate the lead edge, wherein the spacing between adjacent tines is adjustable and the depth to which the plurality of tines extends downwardly from the head portion is adjustable, the tine assembly serving to break-up and aerate sand; a brush extending downwardly from the head portion proximate the drag edge and in substantial alignment with the tine assembly, the brush serving to smooth out sand; and an entanglement material positioned between the tine assembly and the brush, and serving to remove debris from sand. Also provided is a rake receptacle in combination with the sand rake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Inventor: Russell L. Snyder
  • Patent number: 6722115
    Abstract: A combination rake and material-spreading tool includes an elongate handle, a raking implement attached to an end of the handle, and a material-spreading implement. The material-spreading implement includes a substantially continuous plate that is moveable between a retracted position in which the material-spreading implement exposes the rake tines for normal raking operations and a fully deployed position in which the material-spreading implement is positioned with a lower edge of the substantially continuous plate positioned proximate distal free ends of the tines. An actuator is mounted on the handle, and a mechanical linkage operably connects the actuator with the material-spreading implement, whereby positioning of the material-spreading implement is achieved by manipulation of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: David S. DeWinter
  • Patent number: 6698178
    Abstract: A sand trap rake and storage apparatus, wherein a tubular storage compartment is sized to receive the sand trap rake therein. The tubular storage compartment is buried in the ground near a sand trap, so that the open top of the storage unit is above ground. A cover secures the sand trap rake in the tubular storage compartment. A compression spring pushes the rake above the top portion of the tubular storage unit for ease of access. The sand trap rake includes a head pivotally attached to the handle. A hand knob tightens the head against the handle in a first operating position perpendicular to the handle, and the hand knob is loosened to position the head in a second storage position parallel to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Inventor: David Huffman
  • Patent number: 6694717
    Abstract: A combination garden tool having an elongated handle having a tubular sheath connected to its bottom end. A push hoe blade has a shank that is connected to the bottom end of the tubular sheath. The push hoe blade has a foot flange formed along its top edge to provide a platform against which the garden tool's user can push his foot when using the garden tool as a shovel, a push hoe or an edger. The rake head has its top end pivotally connected to the handle adjacent its bottom end. A rake head can be rotated from a stored position to a working position. There is structure for locking the rake head in both the stored position and the operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Ted Dedrick
  • Publication number: 20030180085
    Abstract: A home and yard maintenance tool for performing a plurality of different task is disclosed. The home and yard maintenance tool has a handle section. A plurality of different home and yard accessory attachments are further provided. Each of the different attachments may be removably coupled to the handle for performing the plurality of different task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventor: David P. Hughes
  • Publication number: 20020095926
    Abstract: A rake includes a detachable handle, and includes a number of teeth formed in the bottom for working as a rake, and includes a recess formed by a peripheral wall for working as a shovel, and includes one or more hand grips for holding the rake after the handle is disengaged from the rake. The rake includes a cylindrical member for receiving the handle. A lever has a cam pivotally secured to the rake for detachably securing the handle to the rake. The rake includes a channel for slidably receiving a shoe. The shoe is engaged between the cam of the lever and the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: Shih Hao Hsu
  • Patent number: 6408606
    Abstract: A rake includes a detachable handle, and includes a number of teeth formed in the bottom for working as a rake, and includes a recess formed by a peripheral wall for working as a shovel, and includes one or more hand grips for holding the rake after the handle is disengaged from the rake. The rake includes a cylindrical member for receiving the handle. A lever has a cam pivotally secured to the rake for detachably securing the handle to the rake. The rake includes a channel for slidably receiving a shoe. The shoe is engaged between the cam of the lever and the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventor: Shih Hao Hsu
  • Patent number: 6370857
    Abstract: A rake made of a first rake part having a handle and a first rake head section connected to one end of the handle, and a second rake part having a second rake head section. The section rake part is detachably connected to the first rake part in a manner to have the first and second rake head sections form a full rake head. The second rake part is detachable from the first rake part for use alone, or with the first rake part to grasp a pile of debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Inventor: David Mitchell
  • Patent number: 6367236
    Abstract: A combination lawn rake and shovel, includes a hollow rake handle with a rake head pivotally mounted on its lower end for movement between a rake position and a raised position. A rake control lever on the rake handle is connected to one end of a control rod within the rake handle, and the control rod is connected at its other end to the rake head. The control lever is effective to move the rake head between its rake position and its raised position. A shovel is pivotally connected to the rake handle for movement between a shovel position and a storage position. Spring clips secure the shovel handle to the rake handle in both its shovel position and its storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Inventor: Louis J. Marcone
  • Publication number: 20010047644
    Abstract: A rake for attachment to a horizontally elongated blade on a tractor. After attachment the rake can be can be lifted, lowered, and pressed down into the soil or gravel etc. being raked with hydraulic power. The rake comprises comprises: a horizontally elongate member adapted to be carried adjacent, parallel to, and beneath the bottom portion of the blade; arms affixed along the elongate member for releasably attaching the member beneath the bottom portion of the blade; and, teeth spaced along and extending downwardly beneath the elongate member. In a preferred embodiment of this invention the elongated member comprises a channel, the blade attachment means comprises arms which extend from opposite side portions of the channel and surround the blade, and the teeth comprise hardened replaceable bolts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 1999
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventor: EAMON E FEELEY