Electrical Connection Forming Or Wire Preparation Patents (Class 7/107)
  • Patent number: 11065737
    Abstract: A pinching portion of needle-nose pliers is provided with pinching portion lateral width usage scale marks having widths corresponding to first integral multiples of a pitch of a universal board and pinching portion longitudinal length usage scale marks having lengths corresponding to second integral multiples not less than the first integral multiples. In accordance with this configuration, a jumper wire with a required length is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Kohei Hirono
  • Patent number: 10926395
    Abstract: A multitool that can be carried on a person, including a body shaped to function as a series of tools, the body including a storage receptacle extending into the body from an opening at one end, the storage receptacle capable of receiving and retaining within the storage receptacle one or more hex drivers when not in use, the opening defining a socket formation for receiving and retaining a mounting end of a hex driver such that the hex driver protrudes from the body for use as a screwdriver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Chijoff
  • Patent number: 10569389
    Abstract: A pliers includes a first member having a first head and a first handle, and a second member having a second head and a second handle. Each of the handles includes a recessed grip area bounded by a forward lip and a rear lip. The rear lip has a cross-sectional area not greater than a cross-sectional area of a portion of the handle adjacent the rear lip and opposite the grip area. The pliers also includes a first grip positioned on the grip area of the first handle and a second grip positioned on the grip area of the second handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph M. DeBaker, Scott R. Fischer, Daniel H. Schneider, Todd W. Johnson, Abhijeet A. Khangar
  • Patent number: 10470439
    Abstract: A turkey spur sheath removal tool includes a first pivoting member, a second pivoting member, and a hinge connecting the first and second pivoting members. Each pivoting member includes a handle, a cutting blade, and a gripping region. The turkey spur sheath removal tool is useful for severing and removing the spur sheath from a turkey leg for cleaning or trophy purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Toby Dishong
  • Patent number: 10137559
    Abstract: A pliers includes a first member and a second member pivotally coupled to the first member. The first member and the second member each include a head and a handle having a recessed area with a non-circular cross-sectional shape and an exposed end portion adjacent the recessed area. The recessed area is bounded by a forward lip and a rear lip. The forward lip has a cross-sectional area not greater than a cross-sectional area of a portion of the handle adjacent the forward lip and opposite the recessed area. The pliers also includes a first grip positioned on the recessed area of the handle of the first member and a second grip positioned on the recessed area of the handle of the second member. The end portions of the handles are made of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph M. Debaker, Scott R. Fischer, Daniel H. Schneider, Todd W. Johnson, Abhijeet A. Khangar
  • Patent number: 10020630
    Abstract: A crimp tool for concurrently crimping and trimming includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member pivotally coupled to the first and second jaw members moveable between a crimp position and a release position. The crimp tool also includes a first crimp die coupled to the first jaw member and having a first recessed surface and a second crimp die coupled to the second jaw member and having a second recessed surface, the first and second recessed surfaces being complementary to each other and forming a crimping opening in the crimp position to receive a connector having a conductor received therein. The crimp tool includes cutting members that are spaced apart relative to the respective jaw members to trim an exposed inner conductor of the conductor when substantially abutting one another in the crimp position, and may be adjustable depending on the desired protrusion of the inner conductor. Related methods to use the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Harold Jaramillo
  • Patent number: 9933152
    Abstract: A tool includes a handle, a shaft coupled to the handle, and a tip coupled to the shaft such that the shaft is between the handle and the tip. The tip includes a tip body that defines a recess configured to receive a plug. The tip body further defines a first opening configured to provide a first passageway for the plug into the recess, and the tip body further defines a second opening configured to provide a second passageway for a cord attached to the plug out of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Dale Cannon
  • Patent number: 9819134
    Abstract: A tool for stripping and crimping a wire includes a housing. The tool also includes a wire holding system defining a wire holding area and comprising a set of teeth configured to hold the wire as the wire is stripped and crimped. At least a portion of the wire holding system is contained within the housing. The tool further includes a wire stripping system defining a wire stripping area and comprising at least one stripping member configured to penetrate at least a portion of the wire. At least a portion of the wire stripping system is contained within the housing. The wire stripping area is adjacent to the wire holding area. Additionally, the tool includes a lug retainer system configured to position a lug on the wire in the wire stripping area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Adam Eric Virkler, Steven Jackson Foss, Royce Woodard, Julie Elizabeth Steinbrenner, Davis Haberkorn, Warren Mitchell, Jr., Jamie Curran, Teller Junak, Kathryn David
  • Patent number: 9751201
    Abstract: A landscape lighting pocket tool having a set of foldable retractable tool bits for working on an article to enable on the go and on the spot adjusting or repairing an article or a system as well as one or more tool bits that may an angle adjustable level for determining a level condition of an article, a drywall saw blade that allows the handle of the foldable pocket tool to be used as a handle of the drywall saw blade and a set of bevel cutting edges in the jaws of the foldable pocket tool to allow a person to both cut and strip insulation from a variety of different wire sizes wire without damaging the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: THE PATENT STORE LLC
    Inventors: L. Herbert King, Jr., James Keeven, Steven Rhea
  • Patent number: 9630302
    Abstract: An electric screwdriver includes a motor having a motor shaft, a handle housing for accommodating the motor, an output shaft at least partly protruding from the handle housing, a transmission device for enabling the motor shaft to drive the output shaft to rotate around a first axis, an exploring antenna for detecting whether an object is charged, an operating switch coupled to the handle housing for controlling the motor, a first wire stripping member fixedly mounted to the handle housing; and a second wire stripping member rotatably connected to the handle housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Gan Wei, Wu Chen, Shichun Tao
  • Patent number: 9620943
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Douglas Raker
  • Patent number: 9225153
    Abstract: A multi-function wire stripping hand tool and a kit including the hand tool is disclosed. The multi-function wire stripping hand tool includes first and second members that are pivotably secured to one another. One or both of handle sections of the first and second members include a plurality of tool bits that are useable for a variety of operations. A wire stripping mechanism including wire stripping blades that are coupled to the handle sections of the first and second members along either the width or the length of the handle sections, and is configured to strip an insulating layer from a wire without damaging its core. When a wire is placed between the wire stripping blades and the handles are pivoted together, the blades engage the wire and cut the wire to a predetermined depth that is sufficient to strip the insulating layer from the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventors: Wayne Anderson, Warren Anderson
  • Patent number: 9204694
    Abstract: The present invention relates to crimpers and shears used in the jewelry making industry. The invention includes a new and improved set of tools for crimping multiple sleeve sizes used in the making of necklaces, bracelets, and the like. One embodiment provides a single tool that is operable for crimping bead sleeves of one or more sizes. Another embodiment combines both crimping and shearing functions in a single tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Laura Gasparrini
  • Patent number: 9048605
    Abstract: A hand operated crimping tool comprising a body arranged between a distal end and a proximal end of the crimping tool, a tool head arranged distally on the crimping tool, and handles arranged proximally on the crimping tool, which handles are movably arranged in relation to each other, where at least one handle is movably arranged in relation to the body, where two crimping dies between which at least one workpiece is to be crimped form a die pair, and where the relative movement of the tool handles is connected to the relative movement of crimping dies forming at least one die pair. The crimping tool comprises at least three crimping dies, the crimping dies forming at least two die pairs, where the distances between the respective crimping dies in at least two die pairs are further arranged adjustable independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Pressmaster AB
    Inventors: John Hutchfield, Niklas Jonasson
  • Publication number: 20150113804
    Abstract: A system includes a tool having a first arm disposed along a motion plane, a hand-tool body coupled to the first arm, and a second arm rotatably coupled to the hand-tool body and disposed along the motion plane. The hand-tool body includes a first channel, a second channel, and a wire slot configured to receive an insulated wire, wherein the first channel intersects the second channel proximate to the wire slot. The second arm includes a stripping portion configured to reciprocate within the first channel, to cut insulation of the insulated wire, and to strip the insulation from an end portion of the insulated wire. The second arm also includes a crimping portion configured to reciprocate within the second channel and to crimp a terminal lug about the end portion of the insulated wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Adam Eric Virkler, Steven Jackson Foss, Aaron Isaac Katz, Jeffrey Marcus Pitts, Robert Allen Linden, Anthony Thomas Concialdi, Sean Ray Ortiz, Aaron Juergen Fuss
  • Publication number: 20140345061
    Abstract: An improved lineman plier for prepping high voltage power cable cut ends, comprising a first body pivotally connected to a second body, the first body having a handle on one end, an upper jaw on the other having at least one upper transverse gripping edge and an upper jaw tip having at least one tooth, the second body having a handle on one end, a lower jaw on the other having at least one lower transverse gripping edge, a lower jaw tip, and protrusion projecting from the lower jaw, the lower jaw tip having at least one cutter and blade protruding into a void defined between the upper and lower jaw, such that when a high voltage cable is secured within the void and squeezed between the upper lower jaw, the outer insulation jacket is cut by the blade when the handles are rotated about the cable axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Terry Lingmann
  • Patent number: 8856994
    Abstract: A hand tool with a handle with an inner cavity, a tool bit holder removably secured within the inner cavity and having a first end adapted for receiving a first reversible tool bit and a second end adapted for receiving a second reversible tool bit, wherein a first reversible tool bit may be removably secured within an inner cavity positioned within the first end of the tool bit holder using a circular spring clip extending around an outer surface of the first end of the tool bit holder, wherein a second reversible tool bit may be removably secured within an inner cavity positioned within the second end of the tool bit holder, wherein the first reversible tool bit has a first punch down blade and a second punch down blade, and wherein the outer diameter of the first end of the tool bit holder is 0.532 inches or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Klein Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Konrad Powers
  • Patent number: 8800411
    Abstract: A multipurpose electrician's tool is disclosed having a plurality of fabrication and installation features. The device comprises a plier tool having a first and second member connected at a pivot point, including a wiring stripping section, a shearing section, a cutting section, a gripping section, a wire bending section and a hammer head section. The wire stripping section allows insulated wire to be stripped to expose bare wire; the shearing section comprises an alignable set of apertures for tailoring a screw length by a shearing action of the two members; the cutting section comprises a pair of adjoinable cutting surfaces; the gripping section is positioned at the distal end of the plier members for compressing items therebetween; the wire bending section allows for wire ends to be formed for solderless connections; and finally the hammer head section comprises a pair of impact surfaces for driving nails or striking a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Maighbarran Seemangal
  • Patent number: 8800135
    Abstract: A cutting guide for trimming the center conductor of a stinger. The cutting guide may include a housing that is adapted to receive the stinger conductor and provide a reference plane for trimming the conductor to a desired length. The housing may include a receiving end for receiving a predetermined portion of the stinger and an exit end through which an excess portion of the conductor protrudes beyond the desired cutting plane. The housing may include a socket having a receiving space for receiving the threads of the conductor and a barrel having a bore through which the stinger extends. Alternative embodiments include a length-adjustable housing and a housing with multiple bore lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Riggsby, William G. Mahoney
  • Publication number: 20140157522
    Abstract: Portable electromechanical tool comprising a unit (2) enclosing a continuous current electric motor (23) powered by a storage battery (4), a mechanical reduction gear (25) driven by the output shaft of said motor, which activates a working head (3) by means of a device (40) for converting the rotary motion of the motor (23) into a longitudinal translation movement, which is transmitted to said working head (3). According to the invention, said converting device (40) comprises a planetary roller screw, said screw comprising a threaded part (41), which is driven in rotation by said reduction gear to transmit motion via planetary rollers (43) to a threaded nut (42) that drives a mobile part (5) of said working head (3) in translation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: MAGE APPLICATION
    Inventor: Marcel Lorini
  • Patent number: 8733212
    Abstract: A coaxial cable stripper is provided with the functionality of adjusting the depth of cuts made by the cutting component thereof. Therefore, the coaxial cable stripper can adjust the depth of cut depends on the need of a user. The coaxial cable stripper can also cutoff the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer of a coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Jetool Corp.
    Inventor: Jen Kai Liu
  • Publication number: 20140123397
    Abstract: A hand tool with a handle with an inner cavity, a tool bit holder removably secured within the inner cavity and having a first end adapted for receiving a first reversible tool bit and a second end adapted for receiving a second reversible tool bit, wherein a first reversible tool bit may be removably secured within an inner cavity positioned within the first end of the tool bit holder using a circular spring clip extending around an outer surface of the first end of the tool bit holder, wherein a second reversible tool bit may be removably secured within an inner cavity positioned within the second end of the tool bit holder, wherein the first reversible tool bit has a first punch down blade and a second punch down blade, and wherein the outer diameter of the first end of the tool bit holder is 0.532 inches or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: KLEIN TOOLS, INC.
    Inventor: Konrad Powers
  • Publication number: 20140096326
    Abstract: A utility knife for cleaning a conductor is disclosed herein. The utility knife includes a housing having first and second ends, a blade connected to the first end of the housing, and a brush connected to a second end of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: MADI, LLC
    Inventor: Ralph Dudley Stinson
  • Publication number: 20140082850
    Abstract: A multi-tool apparatus includes a frame having at least one opening and at least one gate element partially bounding the at least one opening. The at least one gate element is movable relative to the frame to permit access to the opening. The apparatus includes at least one cutting element partially bounding the at least one opening. The at least one gate element is movable into the opening so that the at least one gate element and at least one cutting element come into contact for wire stripping, crimping, and cutting operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas R. Stokes, Launce R. Barber
  • Patent number: 8650688
    Abstract: The present invention relates to crimpers and shears used in the jewelry making industry. The invention includes a new and improved set of tools for crimping multiple sleeve sizes used in the making of necklaces, bracelets, and the like. One embodiment provides a single tool that is operable for crimping bead sleeves of one or more sizes. Another embodiment combines both crimping and shearing functions in a single tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Laura Gasparrini
  • Patent number: 8640329
    Abstract: A tool includes a base with first and second ends and sides. First, second, and third openings extend from the first end. A slot in the first side communicates with the first opening for receiving a cutting tool. Another slot communicates with the second opening for receiving a marking tool. The third opening forms a stop surface. A recess in the first side and in the second end defines a platform. A channel extends from the third opening thereacross to second end. Two pins project on opposite sides of the channel. The base includes a stationary portion on which the pins are located and a pivotal portion defining the second end. The stationary portion defines a supplemental end surface facing parallel to second end. A cutout aligned with the cable channel extends from the platform to the second side and from the supplemental end surface into the stationary portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Wagner Da Silva Aguiar, Kenneth Christopher Nardone
  • Patent number: 8627561
    Abstract: A lamp socket assembly tool includes an engaging end configured to engage a lamp socket inserted in an opening of a lamp housing, which may be a vehicle lamp housing. The tool includes a driving end operatively connected to the engaging end and configured to receive and transmit an axial and rotating force to the engaging end to assemble or disassembly a socket engaged by the tool relative to the housing. The tool includes a passage for receiving a connector portion of the socket such that the tool is not in contact with a connector interface. The passage may define an aperture through which a connector wire attached to the socket may exit or move freely during rotation of the socket by the tool. The engaging interface may substantially conform to a socket interface defined by a standardized filament lamp, such as an ECE H9 or H11 socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Jay H. Ovenshire
  • Patent number: 8621961
    Abstract: A tool handle includes a handle body having a first end, a second end, an exterior surface and a bore configured to receive a shaft. A wire stripper is integrated into the exterior surface of the handle and configured to cut and remove the insulating layer of a conductive wire. The wire stripper includes a first sharp edge and a second sharp edge intersecting the first sharp edge to form a v-shaped notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Wade Burch, Michael S. Steele, Jason R. Crowe
  • Patent number: 8578590
    Abstract: The wire insertion tool includes a first division block having a first wire insertion guide ditch forming plane where a first wire insertion guide ditch has been formed, a second division block having a second wire insertion guide ditch forming plane where a second wire insertion guide ditch has been formed, and a division block positioning guide. When the first division block and the second division block form a coupling unit by fitting the first wire insertion guide ditch forming plane and the second wire insertion guide ditch forming plane, the first wire insertion guide ditch and the second wire insertion guide ditch form a wire insertion guide hole. The division block positioning guide guides one of these blocks linearly to the other such that these planes approach to each other or separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumihito Soma, Minoru Majima, Yosuke Sasaki, Takuya Oshiba, Hiroaki Miyazawa, Takamitsu Hamanaga, Kentaro Nishi
  • Patent number: 8522443
    Abstract: A cutting tool comprises a first cutting edge and a second cutting edge movable into engagement with one another. The first cutting edge comprises an edge tip extending along at least a portion of the cutting edge. The edge tip has a geometry that lowers the cutting force required to cut hard articles and minimizes damage to the cutting edge. The edge tip has a flat end face defining a first edge and a second edge. A first side face extends from the first edge and a second side face extends from the second edge where the first side face and the second side face extend at an angle relative to one another such that the first side face and the second side face diverge as they extend away from the flat end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Irwin Industrial Tool Company
    Inventors: Mark B. Latronico, Joseph Lutgen
  • Patent number: 8434218
    Abstract: A tool for engaging a telecommunications connector within a slot so that a releasable latch of the connector is released by the tool. The tool may be used to remove a telecommunications connector from a mating opening of a receptacle or may be used to insert a connector within a receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Nelson, Ponharith Nhep
  • Patent number: 8418347
    Abstract: A wire termination and cutting tool, RJ jack and RJ jack and tool termination system is provided with the tool having a cutting module support portion and an RJ jack support portion connected to the cutting module support portion for relative movement with respect to a pivot point. An RJ jack is connected to the RJ jack support portion. The RJ jack includes wire termination locations each with an insulation displacement contact (IDC) with a cutting/clamping slot. A cutting module is connected to the cutting module support portion. The cutting module includes cutting blades for cutting wires and wire insertion parts. An actuator applies force for in curved relative movement of the cutting module support portion with respect to the RJ jack support portion. The cutting module support portion is aligned with the RJ jack at an end of the curved relative movement whereby the wire insertion parts are aligned with slots of corresponding insulation displacement contacts of the RJ jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Surtec Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Chou-Hsing Chen
  • Patent number: 8418346
    Abstract: A wire termination and cutting tool, RJ jack and RJ jack and tool termination system is provided with the tool having a cutting module support portion and an RJ jack support portion connected to the cutting module support portion for relative movement with respect to a pivot point. An RJ jack is connected to the RJ jack support portion. The RJ jack includes wire termination locations each with an insulation displacement contact (IDC) with a cutting/clamping slot. A cutting module is connected to the cutting module support portion. The cutting module includes cutting blades for cutting wires and wire insertion parts. An actuator applies force for in curved relative movement of the cutting module support portion with respect to the RJ jack support portion. The cutting module support portion is aligned with the RJ jack at an end of the curved relative movement whereby the wire insertion parts are aligned with slots of corresponding insulation displacement contacts of the RJ jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Surtec Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Chou-Hsing Chen
  • Publication number: 20130031728
    Abstract: A hand tool having multiple switchable functions includes a casing, a press cutting mechanism, and a switching wheel. The casing has a hollow chamber in its interior. The press cutting mechanism is installed inside the hollow chamber. The press cutting mechanism includes a ram component and a sleeve that sheathes the ram component. The external periphery of the sleeve has a first positioning surface. The switching wheel has a through hole that corresponds to and selectively connects to the sleeve. The inner wall of the through hole has a second positioning surface. By turning the switching wheel, the second positioning surface and the first positioning surface can be aligned or misaligned. As a result the hand tool can be switched between two or more functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Chao-Chin YEN
  • Publication number: 20130007964
    Abstract: A coaxial cable stripper is provided with the functionality of adjusting the depth of cuts made by the cutting component thereof. Therefore, the coaxial cable stripper can adjust the depth of cut depends on the need of a user. The coaxial cable stripper can also cutoff the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer of a coaxial cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Jen Kai Liu
  • Publication number: 20120304393
    Abstract: A multipurpose electrician's tool is disclosed having a plurality of fabrication and installation features. The device comprises a plier tool having a first and second member connected at a pivot point, including a wiring stripping section, a shearing section, a cutting section, a gripping section, a wire bending section and a hammer head section. The wire stripping section allows insulated wire to be stripped to expose bare wire; the shearing section comprises an alignable set of apertures for tailoring a screw length by a shearing action of the two members; the cutting section comprises a pair of adjoinable cutting surfaces; the gripping section is positioned at the distal end of the plier members for compressing items therebetween; the wire bending section allows for wire ends to be formed for solderless connections; and finally the hammer head section comprises a pair of impact surfaces for driving nails or striking a target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Maighbarran Seemangal
  • Patent number: 8296924
    Abstract: A hand tool is operable to crimp a tubular metal contact member concentrically about the stripped end portion of an insulated fiber optic light-wave conductor in spaced relation to the free end extremity thereof. A tensioning arrangement tensions the excess portion of the conductor that extends beyond the contact member, whereupon a cutting device engages the tensioned portion of the conductor to sever cleanly the excess extremity from the conductor. The tensioning arrangement serves to deflect the conductor excess end portion obliquely outwardly relative to the longitudinal axis of the conductor. Tensioning is achieved by a deflecting disk positioned normal to the longitudinal axis of the light-wave conductor, or by a guide bore contained in a conductor guide device attached to the tool body. Preferably, two contact members are simultaneously crimped on a pair of conductors, and the excess ends of the conductors are simultaneously tensioned and severed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Dierks, Guenther Hanning
  • Publication number: 20120204413
    Abstract: A tool includes lower and upper members which are connected together so that the tool can be moved to an open position or to a closed position. The tool has a number of cutting blades and surfaces which allow a user to cut or strip a HDMI cable. The tool also has a pair of platforms which hold an associated laced wire guide and mated terminal block therein. The tool can be used to terminate the cut and stripped HDMI cable with the mated wire guides and terminal block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: KYLE DEAN HEDRICK, MICHAEL STEPHENS
  • Publication number: 20120192359
    Abstract: A cable stripper with marking structure includes an upper main body, a lower main body, a blade seat installed on the lower main body, a micro-adjustable locating structure including a fixing rod connected with the upper main body and a locating plate movably connected on the fixing rod, and a marking structure including a support body fixed with the lower main body and a marking member connected with the support body and extending from the support body by a certain length. A free end of a coaxial cable can be inserted into the marking structure until the free end of the coaxial cable completely abuts against the locating plate. Then, the coaxial cable is rotated to form a mark on the surface of the skin of the coaxial cable. With the mark, the coaxial cable is prepared to insert into a terminal connector by a correct insertion depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: EZCONN CORPORATION
    Inventor: CHENG-HUI WANG
  • Patent number: 8205528
    Abstract: A wire stripper adaption as disclosed comprises an output limiter to limit a splitting point of an insulation from an insulated wire at a first predetermined distance. The output limiter is suspended in any position radial to the wire leaving the wire stripper. An input guide is configured to axially align the insulated wire entering the wire stripper at a second predetermined distance radial to the wire entering the wire stripper. One of a circular hole and a semicircular hole defined in a body or the wire stripper itself cuts the insulation around the wire as it is circularly passed around a sharpened edge of the hole. The body defines three hole pairs configured to position an elongate cutting blade in the body for an operator to sharpen a first end of the elongate blade and a first and second beveled edges at an acute angle to the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Xiaozhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 8176814
    Abstract: A wire forming plier and electrical multi-tool for the purpose of forming, stripping, crimping and cutting electrical wire is disclosed. The plier features two arms overlapped and pivoted together; the posterior ends of the arms serve as handles. Two symmetrically shaped round barrels, different in size, identified with indicia, extend from the anterior ends of the plier arms for the purpose of forming a controlled bend in electrical wires/conductors of varying thicknesses/gauges to fit around specific terminal screw/stud sizes. As the handles are squeezed together, the cylindrical tips will grasp the electrical conductor by applying pressure to the wire between the round and smooth barrel surfaces. While the wire is securely held between the cylindrical tips the wire loop is quickly and easily formed around either barrel by manually rotating the entire tool about a longitudinal axis in either direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventors: Steven J Bernstein, Stephanie L Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20120079663
    Abstract: An improved coaxial cable stripper and crimper tool is disclosed. The cable stripper includes a unique mechanism to release scrap portions of cable jacket that get stuck in between the dual-level cable stripping blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Matt Willard, Paul Bartholomew, Mathieu Turpault
  • Publication number: 20120000019
    Abstract: A pliers that includes a first member and a second member pivotally coupled to the first member. The pliers includes a head, a handle, a first end defining a nose of the head portion, and a second end, opposite the first end, defined by the handle of the pliers. Ridges are disposed on the first and the second members adjacent the nose and together define a grip of the pliers. Sharp edges of the first and second members are adjacent the ridges and between the ridges and the second end of the pliers and together define a cutter of the pliers. An aperture extends through the first member adjacent a pivot and between the pivot and the second end of the pliers, and the threaded aperture and the second member define a threaded fastener cutter of the pliers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Michael S. Steele, Wade Burch, Timothy Albrecht, Michael W. Phillips, Brandon Miller
  • Patent number: 8074536
    Abstract: A pair of wire strippers with a specially designed tip to allow stripping of type NM or NMC cable inside of electrical boxes is herein disclosed. The upper portion of the tip, is bent at a ninety degree (90°) angle to the main body of the stripper. This angled tip contains cutting blades designed to conform to the profile of type NM or NMC cable, commonly known as “Romex.” Due to this angled configuration, the wire stripper blades can easily fit into small electrical boxes and strip cable near the back of the box, as opposed to conventional wire strippers which cannot be used in such close quarters. To aid in proper positioning of the tip of the wire stripper, a “Z”-shaped parallel offset is provided. The wire strippers can also be used outside of boxes in an equally effective manner, thus an electrician is not required to carry two (2) pairs of wire strippers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Larry Allen
  • Publication number: 20110113564
    Abstract: A wire-stripping tool allowing the user to strip-off the outer insulation layer of a wire is disclosed. The wire-stripping tool comprises a first shaft and a second shaft. The first shaft comprises a first cone-shaped blade and a first handle. The second shaft is pivotally connected with the first shaft, and the second shaft comprises a second cone-shaped blade and a second handle. The second cone-shaped blade can be overlapped with the first cone-shaped blade to form a cutting blade; the first handle and the second handle allow the user to exert a force. The wire-stripping tool has an open-state and a closed-state: In an open-state, the wire can be inserted into the cutting blade; in a closed-state, the user can apply a force onto the first and the second handles, and then the cutting blade can cut off the outer insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Chien-Chou Liao, Chien-Hung Chou
  • Patent number: 7941914
    Abstract: A tool includes a housing and a plunger supported by the housing. The housing has one or more tines configured to unlatch at least one terminated cable assembly from an electrical connector assembly. The plunger is configured to at least partially remove the at least one terminated cable assembly from the electrical connector assembly. The tool can be used as an extraction and insertion tool facilitating the repair of high speed electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph N. Castiglione, Steven Feldman, Richard J. Scherer
  • Publication number: 20110072593
    Abstract: The present invention relates to crimping pliers for crimping a workpiece. The crimping pliers comprise two hand levers. At the crimping pliers a first tool builds a crimping tool and comprises two crimping jaws located at a head of the pliers. The crimping jaws are linked by a transfer mechanism with the two hand levers. The invention suggests providing a second tool. The second tool comprises a working area, wherein the working area is located between the two hand levers. The second tool is solely mounted with a first hand lever of the two hand levers. The second hand lever comprises a contact surface cooperating with a contact surface of the second tool. The contact of the two contact surfaces is used for transferring an activating force from the hand levers to the second tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: WEZAG GMBH WERKZEUGFABRIK
    Inventors: Kurt Battenfeld, Thomas Glockseisen
  • Publication number: 20110056026
    Abstract: A coaxial cable processing tool comprising a body, a rotary cutting module, and a crimping module are disclosed. The body comprises a first cable inlet hole. The rotary cutting module is mounted into the body, and it is used to substantially sever coaxial cables. The rotary cutting module comprises a movable rotary cutting unit, wherein the movable rotary cutting unit comprises a first opening, a first pressing section, and a first reacting portion. A first cutter is connected to the movable rotary cutting unit, and the first cutter can substantially sever coaxial cables. A first spring element is connected to the first reacting portion, and it is used to provide the first cutter with the cutting strength during rotary cutting; and a crimping module mounted onto the body is used to crimp coaxial cable with a coaxial terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Pai-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 7900332
    Abstract: A tool for engaging a telecommunications connector within a slot so that a releasable latch of the connector is released by the tool. The tool may be used to remove a telecommunications connector from a mating opening of a receptacle or may be used to insert a connector within a receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Nelson, Ponharith Nhep
  • Publication number: 20110030145
    Abstract: An insulating hand tool having handles of insulating material located at or towards one end of the hand tool capable of being grasped by a person using the hand tool and work elements located at or towards the another end of the hand tool at the nose or head of the tool wherein the work elements include a jaw insert retaining portion for receiving a replaceable cutting insert therein in such a manner to substantially insulate the cutter of the insert from the remainder of the tool to reduce the chance of injuring the person using the tool in the event the cutter contacts a live conductor. The insert is replaceable so that, should the insert be damaged in use, the damaged insert can be replaced by an exchange insert obviating the need to discard the entire tool since only the damaged insert need be replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Zeljko Mandic