With Cutter Patents (Class 7/144)
  • Patent number: 10350606
    Abstract: A stomper for a food grinder comprises a distal end adapted to push food into a receiving tube of a food grinder, a proximal handle end adapted for a user to grasp the stomper while pushing food into the receiving tube of the food grinder, an elongated shaft between the distal end and the proximal handle end, a channel defined in the proximal handle end, and a bayonet projecting from one or more internal walls of the channel. The bayonet is adapted to engage a protrusion on an auger of the food grinder to apply a pulling force to remove the auger from the food grinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Devin Lee Moore, Brian Andrew Wong-Shui
  • Patent number: 9332872
    Abstract: A carpet tack strip working tool including a rigid bar having longitudinal, oppositely longitudinal, upper, and lower ends; handle means attached to the rigid bar's oppositely longitudinal end; first, second, and third strike faces, the first and second strike faces being adapted for nailing, and the third strike face being adapted for hammer striking; first, second, and third strike face mounts respectively attaching the first, second, and third strike faces to the rigid bar, the first strike face mount downwardly extending the first strike face from the bar's longitudinal end, the second strike face mount downwardly extending the second strike face from the bar's oppositely longitudinal end, and the third strike face mount upwardly extending the third strike face from the bar's oppositely longitudinal end; and a downwardly opening finger protection concavity defined by the first and second strike face mounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Ulysses Eldridge
  • Patent number: 9032843
    Abstract: A compound tool formed preferably of a single piece, having a grip stem adapted to be gripped by the jaws of adjustable pliers received in a recess on the tool, and having a hammer head. Together the plier and tool are useable as a hammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Johnson
  • Patent number: 8914929
    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: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Pull'r Holding Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jared Hanlon
  • Patent number: 8904585
    Abstract: This invention includes embodiments which disclose a hand-held tool implement or apparatus which includes among other things, a handle attached to a head with a scraper and a hammering surface thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Bryan Cridlebaugh
  • Patent number: 8863339
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a multipurpose tool for angling. In particular, the invention relates to a threading device for threading or affixing, respectively, a fishing hook to a fishing line. Furthermore, the Invention relates to a method of manufacturing the threading device for threading or affixing, respectively, a fishing hook to a fishing line, the use of the device as well as a threading set. The present invention further relates to a multipurpose tool for stunning and eviscerating fish. In particular, the invention is concerned with a multipurpose tool of the type of a pocket knife, which is suitable for stunning and eviscerating fish and whose posterior end is formed as a stunning tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Angelzubehor Mane UG
    Inventor: Michael Mariotti
  • Patent number: 8839696
    Abstract: A multi-purpose paint can tool for removing a paint can lid, creating paint drainage holes within the rim of the paint can, and tamping the paint can lid closed when finished painting. The multi-purpose paint can tool of the present invention generally comprises a piston shaft that is axially movable within a tubular housing. The tubular housing may comprise a can lid opening implement on its distal end. Thereafter, axial movement of the piston shaft by user interaction with a gripping knob and lid tamping implement on the distal end of the piston shaft allows at least one piercing spike at the distal end of the piston shaft to penetrate the lower rim portion of a conventional paint can. The gripping knob and lid tamping implement may then be used to tamp the lid back onto the paint can when the painting project is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventors: Frederick Harrington, Kent Connick
  • Patent number: 8661592
    Abstract: A multi-functional demolition tool is disclosed including a head assembly having a tip, a plurality of blades, and one or more movable talons; a handle shaft connected to the head assembly; an actuating mechanism for engaging and disengaging the talons; and a handle assembly, which may include a hammer end and/or pry bar end. The demolition tool is useful for, among other things, firefighters. The tool may be used to puncture a ceiling or other structure and to remove the ceiling material with the aid of the movable talons. The movable talons will automatically disengage if they hit an obstruction. The movable talons can be manually disengaged to prevent the tool from getting stuck in the ceiling or other structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Trice Enterprise, LLC
    Inventor: Evers C. Trice
  • Publication number: 20140053342
    Abstract: A forming and framing hammer comprises an elongate handle and a head fixed to the top end of the handle. The head has three striking surfaces: two on a striking body and one on the side of the head. The third striking surface is cushioned by a neoprene bushing to reduce vibration in the handle of the hammer. The head has two pulling tools for pulling nails. The bottom of the handle accepts interchangeable tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: LES BRONEE
  • Publication number: 20140000041
    Abstract: A multi-purpose paint can tool for removing a paint can lid, creating paint drainage holes within the rim of the paint can, and tamping the paint can lid closed when finished painting. The multi-purpose paint can tool of the present invention generally comprises a piston shaft that is axially movable within a tubular housing. The tubular housing may comprise a can lid opening implement on its distal end. Thereafter, axial movement of the piston shaft by user interaction with a gripping knob and lid tamping implement on the distal end of the piston shaft allows at least one piercing spike at the distal end of the piston shaft to penetrate the lower rim portion of a conventional paint can. The gripping knob and lid tamping implement may then be used to tamp the lid back onto the paint can when the painting project is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Frederick Harrington, Kent Connick
  • Publication number: 20130283541
    Abstract: This invention includes embodiments which disclose a hand-held tool implement or apparatus which includes among other things, a handle attached to a head with a scraper and a hammering surface thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Bryan Cridlebaugh
  • Publication number: 20130283540
    Abstract: A tool is provided. The tool may include a handle, a frame, and a removable saw blade including at least one hole on one end thereof and at least one hole on another end thereof. The tool may also include a compensating clip configured to attach the removable saw blade to the frame and to provide tension for the removable saw blade. The compensating clip may include a plate including a clip hook, and the plate further includes an opening where a compensator spring is provided. The clip hook is configured to attach onto the at least one hole of the removable saw blade to attach the saw blade to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: ZIPPO MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: James M. McDonough, Howard Tripp, Neal Barnes, Brian J. Barber
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130205511
    Abstract: A diver's rescue knife including a handle with a threaded stud at the butt end, a hammer screwed onto the stud and mounting a hard pin with a sharp point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Scott E. Dixon
  • Patent number: 8495777
    Abstract: A diver's rescue knife including a handle with a threaded stud at the butt end, a hammer screwed onto the stud and mounting a hard pin with a sharp point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Scott E. Dixon
  • Patent number: 8458838
    Abstract: A multi-functional demolition tool is disclosed including a head assembly having a tip, a plurality of blades, and one or more movable talons; a handle shaft connected to the head assembly; an actuating mechanism for engaging and disengaging the talons; and a handle assembly, which may include a hammer end and/or pry bar end. The demolition tool is useful for, among other things, firefighters. The tool may be used to puncture a ceiling or other structure and to remove the ceiling material with the aid of the movable talons. The movable talons will automatically disengage if they hit an obstruction. The movable talons can be manually disengaged to prevent the tool from getting stuck in the ceiling or other structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Trice Enterprise, LLC
    Inventor: Evers C. Trice
  • Patent number: 8387487
    Abstract: A tactical entry tool for creating an entry point through a building structure is provided. The tool includes a shaft portion including a shaft, and a head portion attached to a first end of the shaft. The head portion includes two heads, with each head including a head shaft extending from the shaft to form a ‘Y’ shaped structure and a break head portion attached to the head shaft at an opposite end from which the head shaft is connected to the shaft. Each break head portion includes a plurality of teeth surrounding the perimeter of the break head portion and a plurality of breaker tips extending from the break head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: J&N Tactical, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Herr, Matt Herr
  • Publication number: 20120297549
    Abstract: Multi-purpose shears have a distal end and an opposing proximal end. The shears include a first elongated member having a first shearing end and a first gripping end opposed to the first shearing end. The first gripping end is in contact with a user's hand. The shears include a second elongated member with a second shearing end and a second gripping end opposed to the second shearing end. The second gripping end is in contact with the user's hand. The first and second elongated members are coupled to one another by a coupling element at a pivot location, wherein the first and second shearing ends move toward or away from one another in response to actuation by the user. The shears include a bladed tool configured to have an insertion slot that is generally oriented along an axis, wherein the bladed tool includes a blade within the insertion slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: RIP SHEARS, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher SMITH
  • Publication number: 20120272459
    Abstract: A multi-functional demolition tool is disclosed including a head assembly having a tip, a plurality of blades, and one or more movable talons; a handle shaft connected to the head assembly; an actuating mechanism for engaging and disengaging the talons; and a handle assembly, which may include a hammer end and/or pry bar end. The demolition tool is useful for, among other things, firefighters. The tool may be used to puncture a ceiling or other structure and to remove the ceiling material with the aid of the movable talons. The movable talons will automatically disengage if they hit an obstruction. The movable talons can be manually disengaged to prevent the tool from getting stuck in the ceiling or other structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Trice Enterprise, LLC
    Inventor: Evers C. Trice
  • Publication number: 20120180226
    Abstract: A scraper-hammer is provided that has a handle and a head connected to the handle. The head has a first surface and a second surface. The head has a longitudinal extending scraping edge that is sharp and which is defined by the intersection of surfaces and along the head's upper periphery. The head has a striking surface for striking fasteners that faces outwardly in the same general direction of the longitudinal axis of the scraping edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Jorgen Pedersen
  • Patent number: 8015643
    Abstract: An emergency tool for escaping from a motor vehicle has a generally symmetrical body including a handle portion and a cutting portion. The handle portion carries two opposite window breaking elements adapted for breaking and shattering tempered motor vehicle window glass. The cutting portion includes opposite cutters having fingers which define slots for receiving belt webbing material. The cutting slots lead to sharp blades fixed at the closed end of each slot which are adapted for cutting the belt webbing material of motor vehicle seat belts. The body optionally includes at least one compartment for carrying an emergency item such as a fire starting flare or an emergency locating transmitter and may also incorporate optional LED lights to provide illumination for emergency operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: James Dale White
  • Publication number: 20110113565
    Abstract: The present invention is an attachment device that can be placed upon a tool, preferably a cable cutting tool, which replaces a hammer in an electrician's tool supply or eliminating the need for an electrician to carry a hammer around a job site. The attachable hammer head is made from a solid piece of metal in which there is flat hammer head with a set of flanges on the opposite side of the hammer head in which there is a channel between the flanges and one or more threaded holes within the flanges. The back blade of the wire cutters is placed within the channel and a set screw is in the one or more threaded holes. The set screws are tightened onto the blade affixing the solid mass of metal onto a wire cutter and allowing the user to efficiently use one tool for hammering wire cutting. The attachable hammer head is able to be removed as needed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Everett Lester Huffman
  • Publication number: 20110056027
    Abstract: A taping tool apparatus having an elongated hammer portion that has a central axis and a striker portion, the striker portion having a striking plane perpendicular to the hammer portion central axis; a blade affixed to the hammer portion so that no part of the blade crosses the striker portion striking plane; and a handle affixed to the elongated hammer portion perpendicular to the central axis, whereby a user applying mud to fill indents in drywall with the taping tool can rotate the apparatus a quarter turn to hammer down any raised nails encountered without the blade striking the drywall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: David Shortt
  • Publication number: 20100299843
    Abstract: A multifunctional tactical device for fire, police, military and other tactical invasive and protective actions includes: a) a claw head having a ram region and a claw region, the ram region having a top of a predetermined width and a bottom that has a predetermined width that is at least 30% wider than the top predetermined width, the claw head having a front with a flat ram area at the ram region, and having a back with a handle attachment, the claw region having a plurality of claws extending downwardly from the bottom of the ram region; b) an elongated handle member having a proximal end and a distal end and being connected to the claw head handle attachment at the distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: John A. Dapkins, JR., Nicholas Klementowicz, III, Kenneth P. Glynn
  • Patent number: 7818843
    Abstract: A multi-function tool apparatus and system formed from a handle and a utility blade having a structure that facilitates completion of a plurality of functions, thus, reducing the number of ancillary tools required. The handle may include a butt end with a screwdriver in releasable engagement with the handle. The screwdriver can be removed to expose a shaft and several screwdriver bits. The butt end includes a bolt that can be removed to attach and extension pole to allow the apparatus to reach remote areas. The structure of the utility blade allows functions including but not limited to: scraping; putty spreading; caulk stripping; can opening, can closing; roller wiping; cutting; torquing hex nuts on spray guns; nail pulling, nail driving and the like. In other embodiments, other heads may be substituted for the utility blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Union Rich USA LLC
    Inventors: Terrence P. Kinskey, Matthew G. Williams
  • Publication number: 20100186174
    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: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Jared Hanlon
  • Patent number: 7703161
    Abstract: A vehicle extrication preparatory tool includes an elongated body portion with an ergonomic bend in the middle. A handle is provided forward of the bend extending in an upward direction perpendicularly to the rear section of the body. Incorporated into the upward end of the handle is a window punch. A pry bar is attached to the rearward end of the body portion. Incorporated into the forward end of the tool is a swivel segment. The swivel segment incorporates both a windshield spike and a windshield saw blade. In the open position, the saw blade extends from the swivel segment, running parallel with the front section of the body and the spike extends upward from the swivel segment perpendicular to the rear section of the body. When closed, the saw blade fits inside a slot in the body portion extending from the swivel segment inline with the front section of the body and the spike extends downward perpendicular to the rear section of the body from the swivel segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Publication number: 20090282618
    Abstract: A scrapbooker's impact tool is provided. The tool is configured to store energy in a controlled manner until it is released by the user. The released energy is useful for punching and riveting operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: David O. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20090276962
    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: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Adams, Jared Hanlon
  • Publication number: 20090271929
    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: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Adams, Jared Hanlon
  • Patent number: 7266854
    Abstract: A combined tool includes a cutting tool that has a housing including a pair of conjoined shells. Each shell has a U-shaped notch formed at a distal end thereof that form a rectangular opening when the shells are abutted. Each shell has an interior groove formed therein that creates a storage chamber after the shells are abutted. A fastener is inserted through the shells. A plastic cap is connected to proximal ends of the shells. A measuring tape has a housing and an extendable and retractable body housed therein that has a rigid stop member coupled thereto. The stop member is vertically interfitted into the opening and remains spaced from the storage chamber so the user can maintain a continuous line of sight into the storage chamber while the body is engaged with the opening. The measuring tape and the cutting tool travel in sync during cutting procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Carlos Gomez
  • Patent number: 7181798
    Abstract: An escape hammer for breaking reinforced glass or other barrier screen material to enable personnel to escape in an emergency, for example, from a high rise building or from a vehicle or other enclosure and comprising a handle (10) and enlarged head (11) with a pointed striking tip (12). The handle is ridged (as at 13) to provide a grip, has a chisel-end (15) to act as a levering tool, and a formation (17, 18) to assist in the removal of broken glass pieces. The whole tool is of steel or of a material of like mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Donut Safety Systems Limited
    Inventor: John Franklin Hayhurst
  • Patent number: 7062809
    Abstract: A roofing hatchet having a magnetic striking face is hereby disclosed. A unique shouldered cap housing the magnet dampens the forces transferred from the striking by transferring the force directly to the hatchet head, bypassing the magnet, thereby preventing demagnetization typically caused by such repeated linear forces. Additional features include a cutting blade housing adapted to adjustably receive a variety of different commercially available utility knife blades, an adjustable gauge for gauging a distance from the bitted end of the hatchet, and a pulling notch for pulling fasteners from a surface. Unlike prior art hatchets, the handle of the inventive hatchet is angled, relative to the striking face, such that the force transfer from the hand of a user to a fastener being driven into a sloping surface is optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventor: James M. Sheffield
  • Patent number: 7051391
    Abstract: An emergency escape tool for helping people escaping from a vehicle while emergency has a member on which has a hole and a recess. The main member is provided with a hammer and a cutting device respectively at opposite ends thereof and two covers detachably mounted on the main member to shield the hammer and the cutting device. A whistle is received in the hole of the main member on which has a light emitting device. A clip and a holder are mounted on the main member to fasten the main member on a seat belt of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Lo-Pin Wang
  • Patent number: 7028874
    Abstract: A windows-breaking emergency escape device including a main body, a hammer and a supplementary power apparatus, wherein the hammer and the supplementary power apparatus are installed on the main body. The front end of the hammer extrudes from the surface of the main body. The supplementary power apparatus will reserve enough power in advance to lessen an operating force and to release the reserved power to drive the hammer to break the car window when a car accident happened. Moreover, the main body of the device of the present invention includes a groove containing a cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Clear Dawn Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Cheng Lin
  • 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: 6874186
    Abstract: An improved life-saving hammer structure. The structure mainly includes left and right housings, a hammer head, a counterweight block, and a blade wherein the left and right housings are counterparts to be engaged for the hammer head and the counterweight block to be encased thereto via a pair of left and right transverse arc coupling heads disposed at the upper section thereof. The left and right housings also include a middle section with a multiple of equidistant engaging holes disposed thereon, and a staged lower section with a left and a right handles of unequal lengthy extending downwards at the bottom thereof respectively. The left and right handles are equipped with staged stop flanges for left and right cover bodies to be engaged therein respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventor: Mei-Ling Lin
  • Publication number: 20040255390
    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: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventor: Clifford A. Kinkade
  • Patent number: 6823592
    Abstract: The present cutter is comprised of a plate for attaching to the top of a conventional hammer tacker. A notch at the front end of the plate is for engaging a raised head at the front of the hammer tacker. A belt clip projecting from the rear end of the plate is angled away from the hammer tacker for clipping to a belt. A side extension is arranged on the plate to one side of the notch. A shallow groove is arranged on the bottom surface of the side extension, and a blade is positioned in the groove. A thumb screw attached to the blade is positioned through a slot in the side extension. The blade is movable along the groove for extension or retraction relative to the front end of the plate. When extended, the blade is angled to one side of the hammer tacker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventor: Ronald Rowe
  • Patent number: 6816064
    Abstract: A survival device for use in an emergency situation includes a battery, a lamp, and a detection circuit for detecting an occurrence of the emergency situation and for switching the lamp to be powered by the battery when such an occurrence is detected. In one form, the detection circuit detects a presence of water along a surface of the device, with safety tools for escaping from an submerged vehicle being provided. In another form, the detection circuit detects a failure of electrical service within a building, with safety tools for escaping a fire being provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventor: Carmelo C. Ruiz
  • Patent number: 6701560
    Abstract: A nail-pulling tool has a two-piece proximal handle pivotally joined with a two-piece distal jaw by a pivoting means. The distal jaw is operated like a standard hand tool with compression of the handle causing the jaw to close, and vice-versa. The distal jaw has an elliptical surface so that with the distal jaw resting on a work surface and closed about a nail protruding from the work surface, and with the handle laying adjacent the work surface, raising the handle away from the work surface in an arc, causes the nail to be pulled from the work surface at an ever increasing rate. Axially oriented jaw teeth provide improved gripping and a pair of tongue and groove opposing surfaces enable cutting and further improved gripping. A hammer surface enables driving of a nail into the work surface rather than pulling it out, and a claw element enables pulling a nail head up so as to be better gripped by the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Michael R. Foley
  • Publication number: 20040040094
    Abstract: An improved life-saving hammer structure mainly includes a left and a right housings, a hammer head, a counterweight block, and a blade wherein said left and right housings are counterparts to be engaged for said hammer head and said counterweight block to be encased thereto via a pair of left and right transverse arc coupling heads disposed at the upper section thereof. Said left and right housings also include a middle section with a multiple of equidistant engaging holes disposed thereon, and a staged lower section with a left and a right handles of unequal length extending downwards at the bottom thereof respectively. Said left and right handles thereof are equipped with staged stop flanges for a left and a right cover bodies to be engaged therein respectively. Said blade is fixed to a vertical receiving slot of said left handle at one side, and led through a clearance disposed at the center of said left cover body thereof at the other side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventor: Mei-Ling Lin
  • Publication number: 20030229945
    Abstract: A hand-tool having the general configuration of a hammer, with a head and an elongated handle. The head is mounted at one end of the handle. The head has two oppositely directed faces which are alternately used. One face is similar to that of a conventional hammer that is used to deliver impact blows to drive a stake into the ground. The other face has a central groove that is sized to slip over and engage a stake in such a way that leverage applied to the handle (in a transverse diction) will sate the stake enough as to cause it to be broken away from a Landscape Edging Strip of the type shown in U.S. Pat. No. 6,345,465.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventor: Ronald W. McAbee
  • Publication number: 20030192129
    Abstract: A nail pulling tool has a two-piece proximal handle pivotally joined with a two-piece distal jaw by a pivoting means. The distal jaw is operated like a standard hand tool with compression of the handle causing the jaw to close, and vise-versa. The distal jaw has an elliptical surface so that with the distal jaw resting on a work surface and closed about a nail protruding from the work surface, and with the handle laying adjacent the work surface, raising the handle away from the work surface in an arc, causes the nail to be pulled from the work surface at an ever increasing rate. Axially oriented jaw teeth provide improved gripping and a pair of tongue and groove opposing surfaces enable cutting and further improved gripping. A hammer surface enables driving of a nail into the work surface rather than pulling it out, and a claw element enables pulling a nail head up so as to be better gripped by the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventor: Michael R. Foley
  • Patent number: 6592236
    Abstract: An emergency hammer includes a handle having front and rear ends, and first and second side faces extending therebetween. The first side face is formed with a seat-receiving chamber to receive a bit-holding seat that is formed with several bit-receiving grooves to receive several driving bits. First and second retaining seats are fixed on the first side face at two opposite sides of the seat-receiving chamber to detachably mount an operating tool therebetween. The operating tool has a handgrip and a tool element pivotally connected to the handgrip. An extension rod is pivoted to one of the retaining seats, and has a free end connected to a hammerhead. The second side face of the handle is formed with a lid-receiving chamber and a socket-receiving chamber which receives a socket. A cover lid is received in the lid-receiving chamber, and is pivoted to a chamber-confining wall portion of the second side face, and covers the lid-receiving chamber and the socket-receiving chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventor: Ming-Hsuan Lin
  • Patent number: 6574816
    Abstract: An emergency tool for automobiles includes an elongate body, a rear cap resilient and pivotally connected to a rear end of the elongate body, an upper cover closing on an open upper portion of the body, a knife device combined with a front end portion of the body for cutting a seat belt in case of emergency, and a hammer combined sidewise with an projection formed in the front end portion of the body for breaking open a window glass. Two different screwdrivers and a connect rod of a screwdriver set are deposited inside the body, possible to be taken out for use in case of an accident by opening the rear cap and the upper cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 6467114
    Abstract: A multi-functional lifesaving apparatus is provided in which a cylindrical tool has a main body portion and a cap portion, the cap portion defining a hollow enclosure. The enclosure is adapted for securing to the main body portion of the main body tool. A blade extends from one terminus of the main body portion and has a curved cutting blade adapted for cutting safety belts. A capped terminus defines a terminal point used to strike and break a glass window or screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: I.R.S. Insassen-Reuttengssysteme GmbH
    Inventor: Kurt Sigl
  • Patent number: 6460210
    Abstract: A hammer includes a body having opposed, non-parallel cutting edges, and a cross bar attached to the body having a substantially flat side arranged relative to the cutting edges to permit left and right handed cutting. The cross bar includes a hammer head defining a central axis positioned off-axis of a central axis of the cross bar. The cross bar has a claw and a pointed end. The hammer includes a handle attached to the body. The handle defines a central axis positioned off-axis of a central axis of the body. The body of the hammer includes a handle stem with splines for receiving the handle and limiting rotation of the handle relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Inventor: Alexander G. Alpert
  • Patent number: 6454430
    Abstract: An emergency hammer includes a handle unit and a hammerhead. The handle unit includes a handle and a rotary rod. The rotary rod has a pivot end connected pivotally to the handle, and a free end connected fixedly to the hammerhead. The rotary rod can be turned relative to the handle between an unfolded position, where the total length of the handle unit is equal to the sum of the lengths of the handle and the rotary rod, and a folded position, where the total length of the handle unit is approximately equal to the length of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventor: Ming-Hsuan Lin
  • Patent number: 6339858
    Abstract: A hammer tool that has a handle member with grip and head ends. The head end includes a head assembly mounted thereon at an angle to give a user sufficient clearance for his/her hand grip when using the claw assembly built-in in the face. A blade assembly is removably mounted on the head assembly opposite the face and claw assembly. A magnetic member is inserted in the face portion to facilitate the manipulation of ferromagnetic nails. A holder with a frame and a loop is provided to support the hammer. The frame includes a hook member to which a headed engagement pin is removably mounted. When the hammer is mounted to the holder, the handle is kept at a convenient distance from a user's hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Fraga, Roberto Riera