Wrench Patents (Class 7/138)
  • Patent number: 11135702
    Abstract: A tool adapted to be driven rapidly includes a driving portion which has a first jaw and a second jaw and an opening between the first and the second jaws configured to receive an object to be driven. The first and the second jaws have first and second engaging sides configured to grip the object to be driven. The opening has a closed end, an open end, and two opposite sides respectively delimited by the first and the second engaging sides. The first engaging side extends along a linear line. The second engaging side extends along a curved line. The closed end of the opening has a smaller width than the open end of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hong Ann Tool Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Wei Su
  • Patent number: 11125535
    Abstract: An optic tool used for adjusting sights. The optic tool has several features, at least one of which can be used to adjust windage, elevation, and other variables on a sight. The optic tool is a single integrally made piece, which provides decreased manufacturing cost, decreased complexity, and decreased opportunity to malfunction. The option tool has a box wrench, two nubs, and a flat-head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Freddie Blish
  • Patent number: 10940908
    Abstract: A tool assembly includes a connector and a tool device. The connector has a main member and a driving member, wherein the main member has an expanding portion, and the expanding portion is driven by the driving member. The tool device, which is connected to the connector, has a tool. The connector and the tool device are intended to be received in a handlebar of a bicycle, and the expanding portion presses the handlebar when the expanding portion is enlarged by the driving member to fix the tool assembly to the handlebar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: CYCLINGDEAL USA INC.
    Inventor: Haidong Gu
  • Patent number: 10898991
    Abstract: Techniques for lifting hammer union accessories (17) and securing hammer unions (2). A hammer union accessory (17) may be lifted with the accessory lift portion (11) of the working end (5) of a hammer union securement tool (1). An arcuate surface portion (6) may be configured to mate with a complimentary arcuate surface (7) of a hammer union (2), receive a lug (9) through a hammer union lug opening (8), torque a lug (9) with a lug torque member (10), and secure a hammer union (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Mountain Valley Supply, LLC
    Inventors: Bernard P. Hunt, Brett Harris, Thomas Wilson
  • Patent number: 10797459
    Abstract: A tool for connecting and disconnecting a pair of connectors is provided. The tool has a body. The body includes a first edge that is spaced from a second edge. A first portion of the body that includes the first edge is positioned at a first angle in relation to a second portion of the body that includes the second edge. The first edge has a first pair of spaced guide grooves and the second edge has a second pair of spaced guide grooves. The first pair of spaced grooves and the second pair of spaced grooves are configured to selectively receive portions of a cable and portions of component connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Luca Donati, Lorenzo Albonetti
  • Patent number: 10524480
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for humanely dispatching wounded game in the field comprises a shank with a connecting end, a curved region, and a pointed end connected to a grip formed at the connecting end of the shank, and a finger loop. The grip can further comprise a series or flattened portions configured to engage the gaps in a choke tube in order to remove the choke tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: David Maestas
  • Patent number: 10478958
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses include a first tool defining a first aperture, a second tool defining a second aperture, and a connecting mechanism formed of a resilient material and including a first coupling portion sized to engage the first aperture and a second coupling portion sized to engage the second aperture. The connecting mechanism passes through the first tool and the second tool, and engages the first aperture and the second aperture in a storage configuration. The first tool provides a first mode of operation when used independently, the second tool provides a second mode of operation when used independently, and the tool system provides a third mode of operation when arranged in the storage configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fiskars Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Neubauer, Hal Hardinge
  • Patent number: 10427286
    Abstract: A multi-use ax may comprise a head and a handle, each comprising multiple functionalities. In various embodiments, the head and the handle may comprise functionalities such as an anchor and attachment point, or belay loop, to allow a user to bail out of a hazardous environment. In various embodiments the head and/or the handle may comprise functionalities to provide a means by which a user may shut off gas and/or water at various sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Scott McCann
  • Patent number: 10017100
    Abstract: The current invention concerns a method and device for securing cargo load in a container. In an embodiment of the current invention, such method comprises: providing a wall securement device comprising two or more apertures allowing the passage of securing means such as straps, which wall securement device is attached to an inner rigid structure of the wall; and lashing the cargo load with securing means by use of the wall securement device, whereby the wall securement device is located at the corner post of said container. In a second aspect, the current invention provides for a wall securement device for securing loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CORDSTRAP B.V.
    Inventors: David John Parrin, Remco Cornelis Willemse, Scott D. Loudon, II
  • Patent number: 9975234
    Abstract: A pocket hand tool having an elongate handle portion and a tool carrier plate rotatably mounted on the exterior of the elongate handle portion, the tool carrier plate having a peripheral array of tool heads, the tool carrier plate having a first rotary position in which the tool heads are in a stowed configuration and having one or more further rotary positions in which one or more of said tool heads are in a deployed configuration, said tool carrier plate having an exposed major surface portion which in use is capable of being manipulated by the thumb of the hand holding the elongate handle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: True Brands Limited
    Inventor: Lee Berman
  • Patent number: 9956672
    Abstract: A screw tightening tool includes a case body, a tool member, and a switching portion. The case body includes a guide portion configured such that a head portion of a screw is inserted therein. The tool member includes an engaging portion including a bit portion configured to engage with the head portion. The switching portion supports the tool member. The switching portion is configured to switch a position of the tool member among a first position, a second position, and a third position. The first position is a position in which the bit portion protrudes to an outside from the case body. The second position is a position in which the bit portion protrudes to the outside from the case body and that is different from the first position. The third position is a position in which the case body houses the bit portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akie Shimizu, Nobuhiko Funato, Hideyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9884414
    Abstract: A socket for gripping a reservoir cap and rotating the reservoir cap for easy removal. The socket can grip a variety of differently shaped reservoir caps, for example, reservoir caps associated with reservoirs of different automobiles. The socket can be made of nylon and can be glass-reinforced so as to be lightweight and chemically resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventor: Marco DeVecchis
  • Patent number: 9862075
    Abstract: A multi-fastener wrench for simultaneously or concurrently holding a plurality of fasteners, wherein the wrench comprises a handle having a distal end and a proximal end, and two sets of jaws at or new the distal end. The jaws may be movably coupled to the handle, allowing the user to vary the distance between the jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: DEB, LLC
    Inventor: Deidra Bowman
  • Patent number: 9670042
    Abstract: A multifunctional tool includes a tool head including first, second, third jaws, and first and second engaging spaces. The first engaging space extends between the first and second jaws. The second engaging space extends between the third jaw and a surface facing the third jaw. The first engaging space has first, second, and third lengths defining a maximum space between first sections, a minimum space between second sections, and a minimum space between third sections of the first and second jaws, respectively. The second length is shorter than the first length. The third length is longer than the second length but shorter than the first length. The second engaging space has a fourth length defining a space between the third jaw and the surface. The fourth length is not shorter than the third length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Mou-Tang Liou
  • Patent number: 9636816
    Abstract: A removable universal stake puller providing a working tool with a removable stake puller member for pulling a concrete foundation stake from the ground. A first and second plate with at least one pair of apertures to receive a fastener such as a set screw therethrough are provided and secure the present device to a working tool body. A stake puller member with a plurality of teeth is disposed on the second plate to pull concrete foundation stakes from the ground when attached to the working tool body and is removable allowing the present device to be used on a plurality of working tools such as a hammer, a crow bar, or a mallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: James Lopez
  • Patent number: 9463558
    Abstract: A hand tool has a tool shaft, an inner sliding sleeve, an engagement module, and an outer sliding sleeve. The inner sliding sleeve is mounted around the tool shaft and is selectively engaged with the tool shaft. The engagement module has a spring mounted around the inner sliding sleeve. The outer sliding sleeve is mounted around the inner sliding sleeve, abuts the spring and selectively engaged with the inner sliding sleeve. The hand tool is applied for connecting with an inner polygonal bolt or an outer polygonal bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Hsin-Hung Yang
  • Patent number: 9452519
    Abstract: A tool includes a handle that defines an axis, a stabilizer mounted along a length of the handle and a hook mounted to the handle, the hook angled with respect to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry S. Moniz, Curtis V. Cushing
  • Patent number: 9322193
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a structure of key part having hideable lock cylinder, which comprises a base unit having an end able to be fixed on an object body; a lock cylinder unit mounted at the other end of the base unit and provided with a cylinder column at an end thereof; and a key unit provided with a locking piece at a side edge of an end thereof, having the other end pivoted on the lock cylinder unit at a position near the cylinder column, and having a groove axially provided thereon for accommodating the cylinder column; whereby the cylinder column can be inserted into a lock adjusting slot of a handcuff, or can be hidden in the key unit while not in use. Thus, a user needs not to worry that pocket of his or her clothing will be hooked and damaged by the cylinder column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Shun-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 9227315
    Abstract: Multi-tool, including at least one pivot (2, 3, 202, 302) on which are articulated a plurality of implements (4, 5, 6, 104, 204, 205, 304, 305) each rotatable from a minimum size inactive position to at least one operating position, characterized in that said pivot (2, 3, 202, 302) comprises elastic retaining means (9) of at least one of these implements (4, 5, 6, 104, 204, 205, 304, 305) in operating position and/or in the minimum encumbrance position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Crank Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Hermansen, Carl Winefordner
  • Patent number: 9060571
    Abstract: This invention provides a combined fashion accessory and key. The fashion accessory includes a decorative head having front and back sides, an elongate shaft having first and second opposed ends. The first end of the elongate shaft is attached to the back side of the decorative head, and an elongate bar is pivotally connected to the second end of the elongate shaft. The elongate bar has at least one key feature at a first end thereof so that the elongate bar is a key. When the elongate bar is longitudinally aligned with said elongate shaft in a second locking position, the decorative head, in combination with the elongate shaft and the elongate bar provides a key functionality such that when the key feature is inserted into a lock and a user grips a grippable peripheral portion of the decorative head and rotates it, torque is applied to the elongate bar thus rotating it and the key feature to unlock the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: DB Imports Inc.
    Inventor: Mikael Alexander Hykamp
  • Publication number: 20150122090
    Abstract: A hand tool for servicing a power tool or other host tool is adapted to be readily mountable to and dismountable from the host tool via magnetic coupling. The hand tool includes a handle body, and a nut driver supported on the handle body. The handle body may define a bifurcated support, and the tool may include a pivot pin extending through the bifurcated support and the nut driver to support the nut driver on the tool. The nut driver defines at least one socket region dimensioned to receive a nut, and further is magnetized for magnetic coupling with a nut positioned within the socket region. In one embodiment, the nut driver houses a discrete magnet for this purpose. A second magnet may be supported on the handle body toward its central portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Kurt OTT
  • Patent number: 9003932
    Abstract: A combination tool of the locknut wrench type, which includes a leveling device and a screwdriver blade on the opposite end. The locknut head and screwdriver ends may be interchanged depending on the size locknut wrench needed and the type of screwdriver needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jerry Broussard
  • Publication number: 20150059101
    Abstract: An example of a portable multifunctional tool for a skateboard is provided and the tool comprises a multi-head wrench, a wrench locking spring to locks the multi-head wrench in a plurality of positions, a rotating screwdriver arm, and an internal housing to hold the rotating screwdriver arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel R. Talbot
  • Publication number: 20150026899
    Abstract: A multi-tool is provided having a first end having a socket wrench, a second end having a retractable blade, a plurality of interchangeable wrench heads that are affixable over the second end of the tool when the blade is retracted, a screwdriver that is pivotally deployable from the body of the tool, an extendable magnet that is pivotally deployable from the reverse side of the tool, and at least one level. An alternative embodiment of the present multi-tool further includes a light to be used to illuminate dim work environments. The interchangeable wrench heads include an open-ended wrench head, an adjustable open-ended wrench head, a box end wrench head, and other such wrench head attachments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Glenford Lawrence
  • Patent number: 8935972
    Abstract: A firefighter tool has pivotably connected handles and jaws, and one handle has an outer generally sinusoidal surface and the handle end is formed with a hook facingly disposed to the generally sinusoidal surface. The handles open fully so that the user grips the other handle and the sinusoidal surface hook alternately operably contactingly engages differently sized and configured fire hose couplings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Channellock, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry C. Farrell
  • Patent number: 8918292
    Abstract: An angle measuring device or system can include a wrench and a digital angle meter. The wrench can include a head for engaging a fastening device, a central axis about which the wrench or bracket rotates during use, and a longitudinal axis perpendicular to the central axis. The digital angle meter can be attached to the wrench or bracket and include a housing, a processor, and at least one gyrometer. The at least one gyrometer including a first axis extending parallel to the longitudinal axis for determining the rotational orientation of the wrench or bracket relative to a reference position. A sensor of the digital angle meter allows for an automated and accurate calculation of a total angle of rotation of the nut or bolt about the central axis using a ratcheting wrench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: James Wener
  • Patent number: 8915168
    Abstract: A socket for driving a threaded fastener into a material has teeth spaced around a fastener opening. The teeth cut out a counterbore hole that receives the head of the fastener as the fastener threads into the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Gale Jeter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8826776
    Abstract: The present invention is a multipurpose hand tool. The hand tool includes a substantially planar body, a continuity tester, and at least one triple-stacked socket wrench. The continuity tester has a single test lead connected to an indicator means connected to a power means connected to the substantially planar body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Robert W. Junk
  • Publication number: 20140238503
    Abstract: A tool for resetting a gas regulator valve after an over-pressure event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Michael W. Gurule
  • Publication number: 20140189958
    Abstract: An integrated tool system that includes various interchangeable implements and attachments to provide functionality of pliers, wrenches, hammers, ratchets and screwdrivers. Many of the attachments are secured to rectangular jaws at the upper portion of the device. The lower portion of the device includes an ratcheting gear for accepting sockets, socket adaptors, ratchet extensions and so forth. The upper and lower portions are separable to reveal a receiver for hexes that is stored within the handle, thereby facilitating screwdriving and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: MARVIN CARROLL MARTIN, SR.
  • Patent number: 8752456
    Abstract: Device for deployment of alternate tool heads having a tool bar, bias element, tool bar case, tool bar case removable cap, and tool bar locking pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: William Andrew Turnbo
  • Patent number: 8752223
    Abstract: A multi-function tool having a handle portion and a plurality of structures operable therewith for the performance of a plurality of functions. The multi-function tool allows fast and convenient transition between any of the plurality of functions in order to enable completion of jobs or tasks requiring such functions without acquisition, storage, and/or maintenance of a plurality of specialized tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Pull'R Holding Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jared W. Hanlon
  • Publication number: 20140157523
    Abstract: A multifunctional manual tool, of the type comprising a plurality of portions of keys of tools, the tool comprising a first element and a second element, each of which supports the portions of keys, the elements having an elongated shape to be associated transversely with each other so as to form at least one possible cross-shaped configuration for use for the tool, the first element having, between its two end portions, at least one slot designed to be crossed by the second element during their assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: DAB PUMPS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Tazioli, Francesco Sinico
  • Publication number: 20140143958
    Abstract: Disclosed are compact and portable devices comprising a combination of tools and that are shaped to facilitate being conveniently carried by a user in an unobtrusive manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Caffeinate Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan G. Barr
  • Patent number: 8713735
    Abstract: Compact survival tool made for use in hostile environments that may include a spanner wrench, a castellated or slotted nut wrench, one or more hexagon nut wrenches each optionally having a threaded port to hold threaded accessories or for use as lashing points, bottle opener, cutting edge and/or wire strippers optionally formed in jimping, a button compass port and semi-circular faceted square/hex wrench or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: DPX Ventures Limited
    Inventor: Robert Young Pelton
  • Patent number: 8707489
    Abstract: A tool for removing lids from in-ground service boxes includes an elongated shaft having first and second ends, the first end including and open wrench socket. A first bar is rigidly connected to and extends from the second end of the shaft in a direction perpendicular to the axis of the shaft and ends in a pry tip. A second bar is also rigidly connected to and extends from the shaft at a position intermediate the two ends thereof. The said second bar extends in the same direction as and parallel to the first bar so that the device resembles the capital letter “F.” The shaft, and the first and second bars lie in the same plane so that the pry tip and the distal end of the second bar are can be simultaneously inserted into spaced apart openings in the lid to rotate the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Raymond A. Huhn
  • Patent number: 8671805
    Abstract: A ceiling panel suspension system includes a tapered anchor installing head driver for use in a ceiling anchor pole system for installing anchors and associated support wires from a ceiling or other support structure to be used to support a suspended ceiling. The tapered body of the head driver enables an installer to better visually align the anchor with a previously drilled pilot holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: David Henderson, Michael Feron, So Nguyen Lam
  • Publication number: 20140059782
    Abstract: Provided herein is a multipurpose tool configured to provide multiple tools and functions for a user according to a specific activity or sport. Embodiments may provide a tool including a frame configured to define a plurality of tools disposed about a perimeter, where the frame defines at least one recess disposed about the perimeter, where at least one recess is configured to hold an earbud headphone. The frame of the tool may define a cavity at least partially surrounded by the perimeter, where the cavity may be configured to removably engage a separable and independently operable device. The cavity may be configured to removably receive a multipurpose tool. The tool may further include a gate biased into engagement with the frame, where the cavity is fully encircled by the frame and the gate, and access to the cavity through the frame is provided by opening the gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Duncan, Blair Scott Barnes
  • Publication number: 20130333118
    Abstract: A hand tool includes a bar, a first head, and a second head. The first head is located at a first end of the bar and includes a curved surface and a flattened edge. The second head is located at a second end of the bar and includes at least one socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Thorsen Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: DAVID MEHOLOVITCH
  • Publication number: 20130328330
    Abstract: A latch mechanism system for earthquake and child proofing cabinet door is disclosed. The latch mechanism can be connected to a preexisting cabinet door and either a preexisting or a new door handle. The latch mechanism system can be set with a preferred frictional resistance to increase or decrease the difficulty of turning the door handle in order to open the cabinet door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis McKenzie
  • Patent number: 8595874
    Abstract: A combined oxygen tank key, glass breaker and bottle opener includes an elongated handle portion defining a first plane and having first and second ends that define the length thereof and first and second side edges that define the width thereof. A socket is integrally formed within the handle portion and is adapted to fit onto the rectangularly shaped end of an oxygen tank valve control stem. A hardened point is formed at the first end of the handle portion and is capable of breaking vehicle glass. A bottle opener is carried by the first side edge of the handle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Joshua Knapp
  • Publication number: 20130276240
    Abstract: A hand tool comprising a body with a first end and a second end, a striking portion disposed at the first end of the body, a hand grip disposed about a portion of the body, the hand grip defining a first elongated recess, and a cutting device removable received in the first elongated recess of the hand grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Ian Lyle Gresham, Eric Dean Broadaway, Christopher Lance
  • Patent number: 8555609
    Abstract: A chain tool can be used to assemble or disassemble links on a chain, in particular a bicycle chain. The chain tool can be shaped and sized to be received within a component of a bicycle. For example, the chain tool can be received into a steerer tube at the head tube of the bicycle. The chain tool can also serve as a part of a headset, such as being a top cap of the headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason L. Chamberlain, Colin Alexander Davis Daw
  • Patent number: 8516640
    Abstract: A socket system includes a socket having a first end and a second end. The first end has a first socket opening having a first inner configuration. The second end has a second socket opening having a second inner configuration different than the first inner configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: M Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Merten, Jay Z. Muchin, Michael S. Potempa, Brian S. Potempa
  • Publication number: 20130192005
    Abstract: An improved wrench for use with a firearm, such as an AR15/M$ firearm, which provides wrenches adapted for connection to corresponding fasteners and element on the firearm which require servicing for maintaining the firearm and provide added advantages of torque and leverage for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: D.S. Arms, Incorporated
    Inventor: Marc Christenson
  • Patent number: 8485074
    Abstract: A firefighter tool has pivotably connected handles and jaws, and one handle has an outer generally sinusoidal surface and the handle end is formed with a hook facingly disposed to the generally sinusoidal surface. The handles open fully so that the user grips the other handle and the sinusoidal surface hook alternately operably contactingly engages differently sized and configured fire hose couplings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Channellock, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry C. Farrell
  • Patent number: 8424139
    Abstract: A chain link remover includes a seat having an opening formed between an anvil and a block for receiving a chain, the block includes a screw hole for engaging with a threaded shaft which includes a link ejector rod for engaging with a chain link pin of the chain and for removing the chain link pin from the chain, and a positioner is extended from one plate of a housing and located above the anvil for engaging with the chain and for stably retaining the chain in the opening of the seat. Two hooks are pivotally attached to the housing for engaging with the chain and for stably anchoring the chain to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Beto Engineering & Marketing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lo Pin Wang
  • Patent number: 8413556
    Abstract: A combination of a tire tool and a tool set includes its tire tool including two connecting lugs extending therefrom and with one connecting lug opposed to and spaced from the other, and a working section defined thereon. The two connecting lugs define a width extending in a direction transverse to a longitudinal direction of the tire tool. The combination includes its tool set including a housing member including two plates connected to each other in a spaced relationship and with one plate separated from the other in a first direction. The two plates include a space defined therebetween and define two openings and with one opening opposed from the other in a second direction transverse to the first direction. The tool set further includes a fixing device extending between and engaging with the two plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Louis Chuang
  • Publication number: 20130080110
    Abstract: An angle measuring device or system can include a wrench or a bracket, for example, and a digital angle meter. The a wrench or bracket can include a head or head plate portion for engaging a nut, a bolt, or crankshaft, a central axis about which the wrench or bracket rotates during use, and a longitudinal axis perpendicular to the central axis. The digital angle meter can be attached to the wrench or bracket and include a housing, a processor, and at least one gyrometer. The at least one gyrometer including a first axis extending parallel to the longitudinal axis for determining the rotational orientation of the wrench or bracket relative to a reference position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: BROWN LINE METAL WORKS, LLC
    Inventor: James Wener
  • Patent number: RE44675
    Abstract: A foldable tool kit having a body constructed of a single elongate member to which is secured a plurality of individual tools pivotally movable about a pin between a folded position and a working position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Bicycle Tools Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric H. Hawkins, Pierre A. G. Oster