With Tool Pivoted To Plier Patents (Class 7/128)
  • Patent number: 11292105
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool and components thereof are provided in order to facilitate utilization of the multipurpose tool by users in a wide variety of applications. A multipurpose tool may include first and second handles configured for relative movement between a closed position and an open position. The multipurpose tool may also include a plurality of tool members. One or more of the plurality of tool members are carried by and foldable into the first handle. Similarly, one or more of the plurality of tool members are carried by and foldable into the second handle. The multipurpose tool may further include a first magnet carried by the first handle. The first magnet is configured to exert a magnetic force that biases the first and second handles into the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: LEATHERMAN TOOL GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Lazenby, Benjamin C. Rivera, Jeffrey B. Castro
  • Patent number: 10099348
    Abstract: A bead manipulating tongs is provided. The tongs have a pair of elongated polymeric clenching arms, a polymeric clamp being formed on the interior surface of at least one of the elongated clenching arms, and a bead manipulating tool grasped by the polymeric clamp. The elongated clenching arms have a generally U-shaped profile with the open portion of the U of each arm facing the other, the uprights of the U on each arm forming a generally perimetral wall about a portion thereof. An interruption is formed in the perimetral wall of the elongated clenching arm proximate the polymeric clamp. The head of the bead manipulating tool is congruent to the interruption in the perimetral wall of the elongated clenching arm. A spring positioned between the elongated clenching arms urges one end of each of the elongated clenching arms into engagement with an end of the other elongated clenching arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: DPG USA INC.
    Inventor: Nikhil Gupta
  • Patent number: 10016886
    Abstract: A tool combination includes two housings each having a chamber formed by a base panel and two side panels, an axle and a shaft are secured between end portions of the housings, a tool assembly includes one or more tool members having ring members engaged with the axle and to be pivoted out and selectively folded and engaged into the space that is formed between the housings, another tool assembly includes one or more tool members having ring members engaged with the shaft and to be pivoted out and selectively folded and engaged into the space that is formed between the housings, and one or more tool assemblies are selectively and pivotally attached to either of the housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Beto Engineering & Marketing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lo Pin Wang
  • Patent number: 9854748
    Abstract: The pruning tool incorporates the functions of a pruning shear and a pruning saw into a single handheld tool. The pruning tool includes a conventional pruning shear and a folding saw blade that pivotally deploys from a stowed position within the handle to an extended operational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Paul W. Poehlmann
  • Patent number: 9770820
    Abstract: A folding multitool comprising a pliers head assembly with at least two pivotal tool arms that are foldable to a stowed position and an extended operational position. The pivotal tool arms define at least one wrench head on their outer end with at least two gripping surfaces for turning at least two different sized rotary fasteners. Wherein each pivotal tool arm can be used either as a tool handle or as a tool arm depending on the position of the pivotal tool arms and which end of the extended multitool the user grasps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Gary Dean Ragner
  • Patent number: 9751202
    Abstract: An assisted opening multitool handle comprising a handle housing having a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis, the handle housing having first and second longitudinal regions, the handle housing having an interior surface defining a channel region. The assisted opening multitool handle further comprises a tool member pivotally attached to the handle housing and operatively configured to be positioned in a closed orientation within the channel region and configured to rotate in an opening direction to an open orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Spencer Frazer
  • Patent number: 9358676
    Abstract: A foldable pocket field tool having a foldable pliers and a set of specialty field tool bits to enable the foldable pocket tool to be carried on a person and used on-the-go with the field tool having a set of tool bits tool bits extendable or retractable into a handle and with each of the tool bits operable for efficiently performing a unique service tasks that may occur when installing or servicing a field system such as an irrigation system. The tool bits may be arranged to provide a two-part handle for use in manipulating an adjacent tool bit about a central axis as the tool bit is supported by the foldable pocket tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Patent Store LLC
    Inventors: L. Herbert King, Jr., James Keeven, Steven Rhea
  • Patent number: 9289891
    Abstract: A folding multitool for holding a plurality of diverse tools, comprising at least three tool arms, where at least two tool arms are pivotally attached to a central hub at one end, and each tool arm having at least one tool head attached at the other end. Wherein the tool arms fold to a smaller stowed position and unfold to an extended longer operational position. Wherein each tool arm can be used either as a tool handle or as a tool arm depending on the positions of the tool arms, and which end of the extended multitool the user grasps. During use, the rotational axes of a gripping surfaces on one or more wrench heads can be oriented substantially perpendicular to the hinge axis of its respective tool arm, whereby torque can be transmitted across the hinge axes for turning the plurality of different sized rotary fastener without the need for hinge locking mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Gary Dean Ragner
  • Patent number: 9120236
    Abstract: A combination folding tool includes opposable handles that move from an adjacent position during storage to an extended perpendicular position, and a tool head that is axially positioned during use and is stored between the opposable handles during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Julio Cesar Herrera Cardenas
  • Patent number: 9095970
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool is provided that is configured to provide ready access to individual tool members. In this regard, the tool may facilitate the identification and selection of a respective tool member and the subsequent unfolding of the tool member. The tool is also provided that has a structurally secure guard for one or more of the tool members, such as a knife blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Andro Purnomohadi, Benjamin C. Rivera, Blair Scott Barnes
  • Publication number: 20140366279
    Abstract: A hand tool is provided that is configured to provide ready access to individual tool members. In this regard, the hand tool may provide improved features for facilitating storage and operation of the tool members. One example hand tool includes first and second jaws capable of translating between an extended position and a retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Justin Michael Huttula, Curt Matthew Kemper, Benjamin C. Rivera
  • Publication number: 20140338133
    Abstract: A multi-function hand tool is provided. The multi-function hand tool includes a first member and a second member pivotally connected to the first member such that the hand tool is pivotable between an open orientation and a closed orientation. The first member includes a first cutting element and a second cutting element disposed proximal to the first cutting element. The first cutting element has a first cutting blade and the second cutting element has a second cutting blade and a first at least one groove. The second member extends between a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the second member includes a third cutting element corresponding to the second cutting element. The third cutting element has a third cutting blade corresponding to the second cutting blade and at least one second groove corresponding to the first at least one groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8857299
    Abstract: A hand tool is provided that is configured to provide ready access to individual tool members. In this regard, the hand tool may provide improved features for facilitating storage and operation of the tool members. One example hand tool includes first and second jaws capable of translating between an extended position and a retracted position. Such a hand tool provides a locking member configured to lock to prevent translation of the first and second jaws from the retracted position. Another example hand tool includes a tool member carried by a handle and rotatable between an open position and a stowed position. Such a hand tool provides a ramp defined on the tool member to facilitate easy rotation of the tool member to the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Michael Huttula, Curt Matthew Kemper, Benjamin C. Rivera
  • Publication number: 20140283311
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a dual function tool are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Mustapha Ebrahim, Wen Kwok Wai, Joel Beebe, Paul Harrison
  • Patent number: 8726439
    Abstract: A multi tool with a handle arranged along a longitudinally aligned axis. The handle has a first end and a second end and a housing for containing a first tool. The multi tool also has a prop which interoperates with the first handle and provides stability against overturning of the multi tool when supporting a device. The multi tool also has a mount which is interoperable with either the handle or the prop. The mount will maintain a device in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Geyser Ventures LLC
    Inventors: Toren Orzeck, Matthew Jellett
  • 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: 8549687
    Abstract: A multi-function hand tool having a housing comprising two housing halves pivotally connected with disconnecting pliers. Each housing half contains a plurality of selectively removeable pivoting tools therein to perform a plurality of functions. Pliers having two releasable portion provides a pivotable connection between the two housing halves and are releasable to facilitate use of two tools simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew David Alexander
  • Patent number: 8528451
    Abstract: A tool, such as a multipurpose tool, is provided that includes a carabiner having a spring that is configured to be sufficiently rugged to withstand the anticipated utilization of the carabiner. The tool may include at least a first handle, including a carabiner defining an opening thereto, and at least one tool carried by the first handle. The tool may also include a spring connected to the first handle proximate the carabiner and a gate urged by the spring to extend at least partially across the opening defined by the carabiner. The first handle may also include a tab, and the spring may include a corresponding engagement member configured to engage the tab such that the tab resists movement of the spring relative to the first handle. A corresponding handle assembly may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennefer Ruth Steineckert, Benjamin C. Rivera
  • Patent number: 8511208
    Abstract: An assisted opening multitool handle comprising a handle housing having a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis, the handle housing having first and second longitudinal regions, the handle housing having an interior surface defining a channel region. The assisted opening multitool handle further comprises a tool member pivotally attached to the handle housing and operatively configured to be positioned in a closed orientation within the channel region and configured to rotate in an opening direction to an open orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: SOG Specialty Knives and Tools, LLC
    Inventor: Spencer Frazer
  • Patent number: 8495902
    Abstract: A crimping device including a first jaw having, across its width and extending at least partially along its length, spaced multiple crimp members. A second jaw also includes, across its width and extending at least partially along its length, spaced multiple crimp members. Multiple crimps are created in a crimp tube when the first and second jaws are brought together about the crimp tube using a first handle for the first jaw and a second handle for the second jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: MWI Veterinary Supply Co.
    Inventor: Harold M. Wotton, III
  • Publication number: 20130180054
    Abstract: A hand tool is provided that is configured to provide ready access to individual tool members. In this regard, the hand tool may provide improved features for facilitating storage and operation of the tool members. One example hand tool includes first and second jaws capable of translating between an extended position and a retracted position. Such a hand tool provides a locking member configured to lock to prevent translation of the first and second jaws from the retracted position. Another example hand tool includes a tool member carried by a handle and rotatable between an open position and a stowed position. Such a hand tool provides a ramp defined on the tool member to facilitate easy rotation of the tool member to the stowed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: LEATHERMAN TOOL GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Michael Huttula, Curt Matthew Kemper, Benjamin C. Rivera
  • Publication number: 20130097786
    Abstract: A multi-purpose tool includes a jaw head, a first handle removably coupled to the jaw head and a second handle coupled to the jaw head. The first handle includes a body and a hand tool pivotably coupled to the body. The hand tool is moveable between a closed position in which the hand tool is disposed within the body and an open position in which the hand tool extends out of the body. The first handle can be removed from the jaw head to be utilized separately from the jaw head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Fiskars Brands, Inc
    Inventor: Fiskars Brands, Inc
  • Patent number: 8376199
    Abstract: A multi-function tool assembly for coupling with a users belt including a belt attachment apparatus detachably engaged with a multi-function tool. The belt attachment apparatus includes coupling structure for coupling with a user's belt and engagement structure for detachably engaging the multi-function tool. The multi-function tool is provided with belt attachment engagement structure on its rear surface for detachably engaging the engagement structure of the belt attachment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Jameson Ellis
  • Publication number: 20130025071
    Abstract: A multipurpose hand held tool includes a handle and one or more tools. The multipurpose tool may include an inletted recess defined in the handle, and an accessory tool retained within the inletted recess. The multipurpose tool also may include a rotatable tool and a locking mechanism for locking the rotatable tool in multiple positions. The multipurpose tool further may include a compact spanner wrench rotatably connected to the handle. The multipurpose tool may include a knife assembly detachably connected to the handle. The multipurpose tool also may include a ratcheting bit driver located within the handle. The multipurpose tool further may include a multi-layered plier head. The multipurpose may include a hybrid bearing system. The multipurpose tool also may include a flashlight detachably coupled to the handle. In this manner, the multipurpose tool may incorporate multiple tools and accessories for completing various tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: MULTITASKER TOOLS LLC
    Inventor: Shane Keng
  • Publication number: 20130000051
    Abstract: A multifunctional tool includes first and second handle members, first and second jaw members operatively connected to the first and second handle members and movable between a first open position and a second closed position, and first and second removable collar attachment members configured to be removably installed in the first and second jaw members, respectively, to provide different sizes of compressing and/or cutting diameters when the first and second jaw members are in the second closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: John G. Cleland
  • Publication number: 20120227187
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool is provided which may be useful for functions relating to firearms and explosives. The multipurpose tool may include a variety of tools and features while remaining compact. The multipurpose tool may include a blade positioned in a pocket defined between a handle and a body member which define a hook configuration. Elongate members may be rotatably connected to the multipurpose tool and may include a base member with a cam surface and one or more detents which cooperate with a spring follower to hold the elongate member in either or both of an operational position or a storage position. A receiving aperture may be received in a jaw of a pair of pliers, and configured to receive an accessory member. Further, a sleeve may store a bit on the side of a handle and may be retained in the sleeve by a displaceable button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: LEATHERMAN TOOL GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Caniparoli, Jeffrey B. Castro, Benjamin C. Rivera, Blair Scott Barnes
  • Publication number: 20120151681
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool is provided that is configured to provide ready access to individual tool members. In this regard, the tool may facilitate the identification and selection of a respective tool member and the subsequent unfolding of the tool member. The tool is also provided that has a structurally secure guard for one or more of the tool members, such as a knife blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Andro Purnomohadi, Benjamin C. Rivera, Blair Scott Barnes
  • Patent number: 8091193
    Abstract: A fuel insertion tube tool for installing a fuel tube on a barb. The tool has first and second arms that are pivotably attached through an arm pivot axis. Each arm has a grip to engage the fuel tube. A tab extends from the first arm and is pivotably attached to a proximal end of a bar with a pivot pin that defines a bar axis. The bar axis and the arm axis are perpendicular to each other. A hook is disposed at a distal end of the bar for engagement with an attachment site. The tab functions as a fulcrum to reduce the amount of force required to install the fuel tube on the barb. The bar has weight reducing holes and the grips have straight knurls for frictional engagement with the fuel tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chad Marshall
  • Patent number: 8037787
    Abstract: A multi-function tool is formed in a compact structure at a smaller size and can bear greater force and has a handle capable of holding more other tools. It has a jaw head consisting of a first jaw, a second jaw, a first handle and a second handle that are hinged on the same axle and turnable thereon. By adopting one axle, the compact structure can be realized. The first handle has lateral sides and a rear end to hold other tools such as knives, scissors, screwdrivers, a can opener and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Jieqing Lin
  • Patent number: 8002320
    Abstract: A tongs for manually grasping items has two elongate tong arms pivotally joined together with a pair of magnet members. The arms pivot between an open position when the magnet members are joined together and a closed position when the magnet members are separated. A user can easily break the connection of the magnet members and separate the two arms, making it easier to store and clean the tongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Elliott Bowser
  • Patent number: 7997170
    Abstract: A firefighter multi-tool, comprising a head assembly having at least one interchangeable tool head with locking means, a first handle assembly, and a second handle assembly. The first and second handle assemblies house spring-loaded tools within. The at least one interchangeable tool head comprises spring-loaded trauma shears, a bridging head, channel-lock pliers, traditional pliers, an adjustable wrench, needle-nose pliers, a ratchet, and tin snips. A carrying case carries the head assembly having at least one interchangeable tool head with locking means, the first handle assembly, and the second handle assembly. The carrying case comprises a first compartment having a locking mechanism. At least a second compartment mounts upon the first compartment to house the at least one interchangeable tool head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: RJ Inventions, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Martinez, Jose Alberto Gomez
  • Publication number: 20110154577
    Abstract: An improved tire repair tool having a pair of pliers, with integrated cutters, a rasp for cleaning a tire puncture, a tool for inserting a cylindrical tire plug, and a means to store tire plugs within the assembly. The nominally channel shaped handles of the pliers have first and second ends. The first end of the handles are pivotally mounted to a pair of plier jaws which can be used to remove debris from a tire. The rasp and the means for inserting tire plugs are pivotally mounted to to the second end of one of the handles and can be moved between a stowed position and open position. The rasp and tool for inserting tire plugs are lockable in the stowed and open position in such a way to allow the rasp and insertion tool to rotate into a deployed position where they can be used. The second handle contains a means to store tire plugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Cormac Eubanks
  • Publication number: 20110119834
    Abstract: A tool, such as a multipurpose tool, is provided that includes a carabiner having a spring that is configured to be sufficiently rugged to withstand the anticipated utilization of the carabiner. The tool may include at least a first handle, including a carabiner defining an opening thereto, and at least one tool carried by the first handle. The tool may also include a spring connected to the first handle proximate the carabiner and a gate urged by the spring to extend at least partially across the opening defined by the carabiner. The first handle may also include a tab, and the spring may include a corresponding engagement member configured to engage the tab such that the tab resists movement of the spring relative to the first handle. A corresponding handle assembly may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennefer Ruth Steineckert, Benjamin C. Rivera
  • Patent number: 7946201
    Abstract: A locking system for a multitool where multiple discrete lock members are attached to a handle and the lock members can be individually engaged to lock and unlock tool members from a retained to an extended position and vice versa within the handle of a multitool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: SOG Specialty Knives & Tools, LLC
    Inventor: Spencer Frazer
  • Patent number: 7926136
    Abstract: A multipurpose folding hand tool including a tool holder permitting exchanges of blades. The tool may include a folding scissors including a spring that is moved into operative engagement with a scissors handle to open the scissors handles apart from each other only as the scissors approaches an extended, operative position with respect to the handle of the folding land tool, within which it may be stowed. A resilient grip member is incorporated in one of the handles of the folding multipurpose hand tool. A wire cutter and a crimping tool are located on pliers jaw tangs, between the pliers pivot and the foldable handles of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa C. Yale, Hollan A. Tsuda, Glenn Klecker, Benjamin C. Rivera
  • Patent number: 7921752
    Abstract: A multi-function hand tool with a pivotally collapsible jaw-type tool that has a jaw lock which mechanically prevents the jaw-type tool from collapse. The jaw lock mechanism is contained within the jaw pivot joint of the jaw-type tool, and may be partially extended as a push button to prevent unwanted handle collapse. A plurality of blades are pivotally attached to the opposite end of the multi-function tool, which has a blade locking mechanism wherein the blade lock is pivoted about an axis located distal to the blade fastener/pivot axis. Each handle of the multi-function tool may be made of two individual handle halves that unite to form the handle, but that provide very precise tensioning, or the handles may be of a single channel shape using an infinitely adjustable threaded fastener and sleeve to provide precise adjustment of the multiple blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul W. Poehlmann
  • Patent number: 7913591
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool is provided that includes a carabiner and that is designed to fold into a closed position that is relatively compact. As such, the carabiner of the multipurpose tool can be utilized to secure the multipurpose tool to a user, such as to a belt loop or the like, while permitting the multipurpose tool to be folded into a compact form. A handle that includes a carabiner and that can be utilized by such a multipurpose tool as well as a method of forming the handle are also provided. Still further, a multipurpose tool is provided that includes a handle defining a pocket for storing at least one bit in instances in which the bit is not engaged by the bit driver, thereby reducing the likelihood that the bit will be lost or otherwise separated from the multipurpose tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John Nenadic
  • Patent number: 7908944
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention relates to a locking pliers. The locking pliers include a pair of handles and a pair of interconnected jaws coupled to the handles. The jaws are movable between a retracted position within the handles and an extended position extending from the handles. The jaws are slidably coupled to the handles and configured to slide between the retracted position and the extended position without opening the handles. When the jaws are in the extended position, the jaws have an unclamped configuration in which the jaws are adjustable by a user to permit the jaws to lock onto objects of various sizes and clamped configuration in which the jaws are releasably locked onto an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Fiskars Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: John Nason, Hal Hardinge, Edward M. Wallace
  • Patent number: 7900540
    Abstract: A foldable tool kit including a case having two sideboards and several tools side by side arranged between the two sideboards. Each of the tools has a rod body, a pivoted end formed with a pivot hole and an operation end for driving a threaded member. The tools are pivotally disposed at least one end of the case via a pivot shaft. The foldable tool kit is flattened and lightweight and has beautified appearance. The volume of the foldable tool kit is minimized so that it is easy to carry and store the foldable tool kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Wu Shu Te
  • Publication number: 20110041256
    Abstract: A multi-function tool assembly for coupling with a users belt including a belt attachment apparatus detachably engaged with a multi-function tool. The belt attachment apparatus includes coupling structure for coupling with a user's belt and engagement structure for detachably engaging the multi-function tool. The multi-function tool is provided with belt attachment engagement structure on its rear surface for detachably engaging the engagement structure of the belt attachment apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Jameson Ellis
  • Publication number: 20100242183
    Abstract: A multi purpose tool includes a pivotally joined pair of lever arms. The first lever arm includes both a first jaw portion having an elongate aperture and a first handle portion. The second lever arm includes both a second jaw portion having a pivot member and a second handle portion. One of the first and second handle portions comprise a detachable tool that attaches to the multi purpose tool by connecting with an elongate joining portion. The elongate joining portion fits inside a first end of the detachable tool. A second end of the detachable tool includes a bit retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: MICHAEL D. REDFERN
  • Patent number: 7770496
    Abstract: A device that enables a user to install most any hardware item into any structure. The inventive apparatus includes a core portion with a standard female ACME thread so the core may be threaded onto a standard extension pole. At the upper end of the core is a cavity designed to accept wafers for various purposes. Hardware installing wafers are designed to accept pieces of hardware in a particular class and size such as eyebolts, hooks, right-angle hooks, and other suspension hardware. Tool wafers are wafers with various tools attached to them for performing different operations such as prying, lifting, nailing, tacking, threading, scrapping, grasping, cutting, drilling, marking, hole punching, and so on. Attachment wafers attach various implements and devices to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventors: Christian W. Chase, Leslie S. Chase
  • Publication number: 20100122420
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention relates to a locking pliers. The locking pliers include a pair of handles and a pair of interconnected jaws coupled to the handles. The jaws are movable between a retracted position within the handles and an extended position extending from the handles. The jaws are slidably coupled to the handles and configured to slide between the retracted position and the extended position without opening the handles. When the jaws are in the extended position, the jaws have an unclamped configuration in which the jaws are adjustable by a user to permit the jaws to lock onto objects of various sizes and clamped configuration in which the jaws are releasably locked onto an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventors: John Nason, Hal Hardinge, Edward M. Wallace
  • Patent number: 7712399
    Abstract: A tool and an associated bit driver are provided. The tool includes a handle and a bit driver carried by the handle. The bit driver can include a body defining a cavity for receiving a bit and a pivotable lock configured to move between a locked position in which the lock engages the bit and an unlocked position in which the lock is spaced and thereby disengaged from the bit. The pivotable lock can include a pivot pin, an engagement member for engaging the bit and an actuation member with the engagement and actuation members extending along the body in opposite directions from the pivot pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John P. Nenadic
  • Patent number: 7665389
    Abstract: A tool member for a multitool which is configured to strip wire. The tool member has first and second members which in one form are pivotally attached at a common axis on the handle portion of a multitool where the tool member has an extended orientation and can be retracted into the channel region of the tool member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: SOG Specialty Knives & Tools LLC
    Inventor: Spencer Frazer
  • Patent number: 7568408
    Abstract: A folding multipurpose hand tool including a pivoted latch that engages side walls of a handle and a base of a folding tool member to hold the folding tool member in a selection position. Pliers include a non-circular hub. A separate safety interlock latch keeps a folding blade stowed in a handle when another tool is moved from a first position with respect to the handle. A tool bit holder securely holds and drives reduced thickness tool bits that can also be engaged in and driven by conventional sockets having a regular hexagonal shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Hollan A. Tsuda
  • Patent number: 7530129
    Abstract: A multipurpose folding hand tool including a tool holder permitting exchanges of blades. The tool may include a folding scissors including a spring that is moved into operative engagement with a scissors handle to open the scissors handles apart from each other only as the scissors approaches an extended, operative position with respect to the handle of the folding hand tool, within which it may be stowed. A resilient grip member is incorporated in one of the handles of the folding multipurpose hand tool. A wire cutter and a crimping tool are located on pliers jaw tangs, between the pliers pivot and the foldable handles of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa C. Yale, Hollan A. Tsuda, Glenn Klecker, Benjamin C. Rivera
  • Patent number: 7497015
    Abstract: A scissors-action tool whose blades or jaws are urged apart by a spring and which includes an adjustable member restricting opening movement to a limited blade or jaw separation angle during normal use of the tool, but allowing the blades or jaws to be opened to a wider angle when the adjustable member is moved to a rearward position. The adjustable member may be a rocker including an elongated hole permitting the rocker to be moved rearwardly from a normal position of engagement with a rocker pivot pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Hollan Akio Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20090000038
    Abstract: A foldable plier combination tool comprises a foldable plier having a working head portion and a handle portion having a pair of arms which are operable to manipulate the working head portion to open and close. At least one of the arms is pivotably connected to the foldable plier so as to move between an extended position where the plier is unfolded and a retracted position where the plier is folded. The arm receives at least a part of the working head portion when in the retracted position. The combination also includes an associated tool for connection to the foldable plier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen J. Padden
  • Patent number: 7448301
    Abstract: Snap ring pliers include a first section having a first jaw portion with a first outer end and a first tip projecting outwardly from the first outer end, and a second section having a second jaw portion with a second outer end and a second tip projecting outwardly from the second outer end. The first tip opposes the second tip. A pivot pivotally couples the first section to the second section for movement of the first and second jaw portions between closed and open positions. The first and second tips are joined forming a tongue adapted to be received in a snap ring gap in the closed position of the first and second jaw portions, and the first and second tips are spaced apart and separated by a gap in the open position of the first and second jaw portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: John A. Cronin