Abstract: An exemplary aspect comprises an apparatus, comprising: a handle component comprising a first end and a second end; a collar slidably attached to the handle component; a tamper component affixed to the first end of the handle component; and a tines component affixed to the collar comprising individual tines extending through tine guides of the tamper component.
November 7, 2013
July 10, 2014
Aaron Saxton, Michael Smith, Gary Gillis, Dan Turk
Abstract: An architecture is presented that provides a combination tool device or grading device designed for easily and efficiently grading materials used in construction. The combination tool device comprises a handle having a first end and a second end. The combination tool device also comprises a rake and a hoe secured to the first end of the handle. The rake and the hoe are secured on opposite sides of the first end of the handle such that a user can use the shovel-like hoe for pushing and pulling materials around and then turn the handle 180 degrees to use the rake for smoothing materials. Furthermore, when the combination tool device is oriented in an upright position with the second end in the air, the rake and the hoe are positioned to engage the ground and allow the combination tool device to stand upright without support.
Abstract: Weeder rake systems may comprise a multifunctional gardening tool for both removing and clearing weeds and debris. A weeder rake generally comprises a long cylindrical handle comprising a rake head on one end and a weeder on the other end. The rake head comprises a fan-like profile comprising a plurality of raking tines for effectively collecting and clearing debris. The weeder a weed cutter head comprising a cutting blade which is attachable via a blade fastener. The weed cutter head and the cutting blade form a trapezoid-shaped member comprising and open inner volume. The cutting blade is preferably serrated and may be used for cutting and removing weeds and vegetation.
Abstract: A socket device with a fastening unit used in a rake or a shovel is described. The socket device has a supporting unit, an assembly unit and a fastening unit by which a handle is attached. The supporting unit has a first opening and a second opening; a first end portion of the handle is inserted into the first opening to affix the handle to the socket device of the garden tool. The assembly unit has a threaded hole and is mounted on the supporting unit to align the threaded hole with the second opening of the supporting unit for assembly of the supporting unit and the handle. The fastening unit coupled to the handle along with the supporting unit has a threaded shaft and engages the threaded shaft and the threaded hole of the assembly unit to secure the handle and the socket device.
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.
Abstract: An attachment for a garden rake includes a transversely curved hoe-like blade cut from twelve inch diameter polyvinyl chloride plastic pipe. The blade has a transverse circumferential dimension greater than the length of the teeth of the rake and a length greater than the length of the rake head bar. The blade is removably attached to the teeth of the rake by compatibly curved washers, also cut from the same plastic pipe, such that the teeth are sandwiched between the blade and the washers, the assembly being held in place by bolts and wing nuts.
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.
Abstract: A method of raking with a tractor having a rear horizontally elongated hydraulic blade. 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 method comprises the following steps: providing a horizontally elongate member adapted to be carried adjacent, parallel to, and beneath the bottom portion of the blade, said member having teeth spaced along and extending downwardly therefrom; providing blade attachment devices affixed along the elongate member for releasably attaching the member beneath the bottom portion of the blade; and, releasably attaching the elongate member to the blade on the tractor. In a preferred embodiment of this invention the elongated member comprises a channel, the blade attachment devices comprise arms which extend from opposite side portions of the channel and surround the blade, and the teeth comprise hardened replaceable bolts.
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.
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.