With Hammer Patents (Class 7/137)
  • 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: 8166850
    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 maintaining a compact form. For example, 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: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Caniparoli, Jeffrey B. Castro, Benjamin C. Rivera, Blair Scott Barnes
  • Publication number: 20080022815
    Abstract: A firefighter tool has multiple integrated construction features for accessing and fighting fires in diverse venues, particularly including homes and automobiles. The firefighter tool has pliers, battery cable cutters, a pry wedge, a gas meter flow shut-off wrench, a window breaker, a hammerhead icebreaker and a fire hose flange uncoupling hook. The diverse features are an integrated into a tool of practical construction which is readily commercially manufactured and effectively utilized in fighting fires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventor: Terry C. Farrell
  • Patent number: 7204021
    Abstract: Upper and lower handle members are pivotally attached at one end. Crimper jaws are operated via the handles. The upper handle carries a guide assembly to mount the blade, and operate the cutting mode using an upper handle cradle. Other accessories include a hole punch, a nut driver, a rivet remover and a hammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Inventors: Eric M. Houseman, Ronald A. Angstead, Brent W. Murray, Patrick M. Bertsch
  • Patent number: 7065819
    Abstract: A multi-purpose combination hand tool useful for maintaining and attachment of horse shoes has two pivotally interengagement jaw members that define a number of user specific tool elements therebetween in a single tool configuration. The hand tool can be used as a shoe puller, nipping tool, nail clincher and nail puller as well as a hammer and hoof pick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Trailsmith, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Minniti
  • Patent number: 6934991
    Abstract: A combination electrician's tool which is substantially a pair of pliers having a first plier portion pivotally attached to a second plier portion. The first plier portion having a first handle and a first jaw, and the second plier portion having a second handle and a second jaw. The second plier further including a cutting edge in cooperation with the first plier, which cutting edge is used before cutting items such as, but not restricted to wire. The first and second jaw portions further include a hammer formed on the outside surface, such that the tool can be used as a hammer. The first and second jaws further define cooperating groove portions having cutting surfaces sized to cut varying sizes of wire and cable, including ROMEX multi-conductor cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Clifford A. Kinkade
  • Patent number: 6493892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-purpose tool to perform various functions as one tool. More particularly, there is provided a multi-purpose tool including a number of features for various applications and uses. The tool can be used as a hammer, spanner, pincer, pliers, or a tool for holding and removing a concrete nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: Jaeyoul Kang
  • Publication number: 20020062528
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-purpose tool to perform a various functions as a one tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventor: Jaeyoul Kang
  • Patent number: 6314599
    Abstract: A staple pulling plier of the type consisting of a pair of pivoting members having handles and jaws forming a head portion. The head portion has opposite side faces, and the jaws in a closed position define a substantially continuous post engaging top ridge. Pincer points are provided on the jaws adjacent the top ridge and are moved to a closed staple grasping position on closure of the handles. A fulcrum member is formed integrally with the head portion and projects from one of the opposite side faces of the head portion, the fulcrum member defining an upper edge extending in a plane substantially normal to the post engaging top ridge of the jaws. When the bight of a staple is held by the pincer points, the two legs of the staple and the joining bight are in a plane normal to the post engaging top edge of the head portion. When the staple has been driven into a post to secure a horizontal strand of the fence, its plane is usually vertically disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Inventor: Patrick James Hay
  • Patent number: 6223373
    Abstract: A pair of pliers with multiple functions is disclosed. The pliers have a pair of shanks pivotally engaged with each other each having a jaw formed at one end thereof, a polygon hole defined in the other end to hold a tool head, a hammer formed on the outside of one of the jaws and a chisel formed on the other. In addition, teeth and a cutting edge are formed on the face of the corresponding jaws or shanks. Consequently, the pair of pliers can be used as a hammer, a chisel or a screwdriver. This can improve the flexibility of the pair of pliers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventor: Shih-Yuan Yeh
  • Patent number: 5970551
    Abstract: A tool assembly for repairing high heel shoes comprises a hammer handle having opposite first and second ends, a hammer head securely mounted to said first end of the hammer handle, and an end cap releasably attached to the second end of the hammer handle for storing replacement heel taps. The end cap may be detached from the hammer handle and placed underneath a high heel shoe for serving as a shoe stand for the purpose of driving a replacement tap into the heel. The tool assembly further comprises pliers releasably attached between the hammer handle and the end cap for disengaging heel taps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Carol Ann Allen
  • Patent number: 5893185
    Abstract: A multi-purpose hand tool comprises first and second body members pivotally connected for movement between an open and a closed position. The body members include handle portions, and define first and second opposed cutting sections positioned between the pivotal connection and the handle portions. A bit retainer extends from the second body member and is adapted to receive a plurality of different tool bits. A clip is provided on one of the body members for retaining the various tool bits. The multi-purpose hand tool also includes a hammer section extending from the second body member perpendicular to the first body member, thereby defining a square. A plurality of apertures corresponding to a plurality of standard wire gage sizes, as well as a plurality of sharpened apertures for stripping differently sized wires are also defined by the first and second body members. The multi-purpose hand tool further includes a crimping tool, wire cutter and wire stripper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Inventors: Joseph Okrepkie, Ralph Okrepkie
  • Patent number: 5636398
    Abstract: A multiple application hand tool adapted for constructing or repairing wire fences, the tool having a pair of body members interconnected for substantially pivotal movement relative to each other about an axis of reference between a first operational position and a second operational position, the body members individually having head portions engageable with each other in the first operational position to form a substantially unitary hammer head and claw extending substantially in opposite directions from each other on one side of the axis of reference and handle portions deployed on the opposite side of the axis of reference for movement of body members between the first and second operational positions and individually having grasping surfaces deployed for grasping engagement with a wire for tensioning of the wire using the handle portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Inventor: Russel R. Fike
  • Patent number: 5575029
    Abstract: A combination hand tool comprising a first and second pivoting member rotatably joined by a pivot pin. The single combination hand tool comprises means for performing multiple functions. The combination hand tool comprises a hammer head and claw, a first set of plier gripper jaws, a wire stripper and a pipe reamer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Inventor: Dave Simpson
  • Patent number: 5251353
    Abstract: A plier has first and second handle portions. The first handle portion has a tool receiving channel which extends from a rear end thereof to receive a tool bit therein. The second handle portion has an elongated groove to receive a blade carrier. The blade carrier has a plurality of cutting devices mounted thereon and engaging pieces to retain the blade carrier in the elongated groove when the blade carrier is press-fitted in the elongated groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Inventor: Ming-Shi Lin
  • Patent number: 5150488
    Abstract: A hand tool having a first handle with a front end and a blade end including a hollow frame and a sliding jaw both mounted on the front end thereof. The handle also has a core pin and a regulating screw rotatably mounted on the core pin, both located within the hollow frame. A second handle has a front end and a fixed jaw located at the front end thereof. A pivotal joint pin pivotally connects the first and second handles together with said jaws generally facing each other so that the handles are movable between an open and closed position, and the hand tool is usable as pliers. Locking means lock the handles in the closed position, so that the hollow frame is usable as a hammer head. Also, in the locked position, the sliding jaw is operatively connected to the regulating screw so that rotation of the regulating screw moves the sliding jaw with respect to the fixed jaw, whereby the hand tool is usable as a monkey wrench in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Neng-Shi (Hong Kong) Industrial Co.
    Inventors: Gu F. Yuan, Kou M. Yuen, Zhao Q. Wei, Gu Z. Ying
  • Patent number: 5107559
    Abstract: The replacing of a shoe on a horse involves a plurality of separate tools, each performing a different function. Such tools have not changed substantially in decades. A relatively simple substitute for these tools includes a pair of arms for pivotal interconnection scissors-fashion, a first of the arms having a head including a hammer, one half of a shoe of nail gripping jaw and a slot for use when removing nails, and the second arm having a head defining the other half of the jaw and an arcuate surface for blocking a nail in a hoof. The other end of the second arm defines a toothed clincher for use in opposition to a toothed portion of this hammer for clinching nails extending from a hoof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Inventor: Ed O'Reilley
  • Patent number: 5033140
    Abstract: A multi-purpose combination tool which resembles a pair of pliers and is capable of performing a number of diverse functions commonly encountered at home and/or in the shop. A tire repair kit incorporated in one of the plier-like handles includes dual punchers, a needle file, a steel rod and a sample piece of rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Inventors: Andy Chen, Alan Tsao
  • Patent number: 4953248
    Abstract: A hand tool comprises first and second members pivotally connected to each other with a pivot. The first and second members include first and second handle portions, respectively, on one side of the pivot and first and second jaw portions, respectively, on the other side of the pivot. The first and second jaw portions are positionable between closed and open positions when the handle portions are brought together or spread apart, respectively. First and second cooperating cutter blades are disposed on the first and second jaw portions, respectively, for cutting when the first and second jaw portions are closed. The first and second cutter blades include first and second straight cutting edge portions, respectively, and at least first and second arcuate edge portions, respectively. The arcuate edge portions form a circular cutter when the first and second jaw portions are closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Inventor: Thomas L. Trombetta
  • Patent number: 4658456
    Abstract: A multi-purpose scissors which comprises a pair of first and second bodies which are pivotally connected by a detachable rivet or the like. The detachable rivet is arranged to be capable of being fixed to either one of a pair of positioning holes formed in the first body so that this can increase the relative movement of the first and second bodies hence to provide a more flexible function for the users. The first and second bodies are provided with a plurality of commonly used tools therefore it is a practical multi-purpose scissors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Inventor: Su-Jem Tsai
  • Patent number: 4614001
    Abstract: A multipurpose plier which comprises two component parts which are pivoted together and each of which has a handle portion, an intermediate portion and a web portion. The intermediate portions can abut against one another tightly, and curved jaw components, means for stripping wire and cutting means are formed on the intermediate portions. Each web portion is provided with a nosed and toothed portion, and a toothed horn. The nosed and toothed portions cooperate to act as a nosed plier, and the toothed horns function as an open wrench. One of the web portion is further provided with a hammer head and a nail pulling claw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Inventor: Mou T. Liou
  • Patent number: D255539
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Inventor: Harry J. Graham