Can Opener Cutter Patents (Class 7/152)
  • Patent number: 8950030
    Abstract: A combination handle clamp, beverage bottle and can opener having a generally curved shaped body and integral attachment point to allow connection to other personal item such as a key ring. A secondary and tertiary integral curved section form a pair of loading points for fixing open a handle-trigger assembly and incorporate a gripping edge to facilitate opening a crimped or vacuum sealed bottle top. The tertiary curved section additionally functions as a second clamp position for the larger handles and also doubles as a pry mechanism to assist opening a pop-top can. The said gripping edge of the invention which contacts with said bottle top to be constructed of a durable material that won't abrade from its intended use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Robert M. Kristiansen, Michael Tornabe
  • Patent number: 8484785
    Abstract: A combination handle clamp, beverage bottle and can opener having a generally curved shaped body and integral attachment point to allow connection to other personal item such as a key ring. A secondary and tertiary integral curved section form a pair of loading points for fixing open a handle-trigger assembly and incorporate a gripping edge to facilitate opening a crimped or vacuum sealed bottle top. The tertiary curved section additionally functions as a second clamp position for the larger handles and also doubles as a pry mechanism to assist opening a pop-top can. The said gripping edge of the invention which contacts with said bottle top to be constructed of a durable material that won't abrade from its intended use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventors: Robert M. Kristiansen, Michael Tornabe
  • Patent number: 8281437
    Abstract: A multi-purpose tool includes a tool handle and any combination of a bottle opener, a corkscrew, a zester, a lemon/lime peeler, a cutting blade and a wine bottle opener provided on the tool handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Hunkele
  • Patent number: 7926137
    Abstract: The can opener, press and lid remover is a kitchen appliance that includes a can opener, a turnkey press, a magnetic lid remover, and a spout. The can opener, press, spout and lid remover are attached to a cylindrical-receptacle provided with a closable opening adapted to receive a can of food. The receptacle has an open top, a closed bottom, and a cylindrical wall extending between the open top and the closed bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Debra Walters-Olaru
  • Publication number: 20110030221
    Abstract: The purpose of the Multi-Purpose Utensil is to provide one tool that has a plurality of functions such as a peeler, julienne, sharpener, pitter, among others and, does not occupy any more space than a conventional peeler. A further object of the Multi-Purpose Utensil is to provide an ergonomic handle that can comfortably be used by the left- or right-handed user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Matthew Frank
  • Patent number: 7644644
    Abstract: To solve problems in a conventional cap opening apparatus wherein it is uneconomical and requires a large storage space to prepare dedicated cap opening apparatus to open the caps of various cans and bottles sealed by different systems and, in a conventional cap opening apparatus having cap opening functions for different applications at both ends of a single output shaft, when one of the functions is set to develop a proper capacity, the other develops an excessive or a sufficient capacity. This cap opening apparatus comprises a speed changing portion 50 having a gear train for matching the output of a motor to the purposes of a plurality of output shafts and an output power changing section for the gear train. Since the speed changing portion transmits optimum torques to the output shafts 133 and 140 and can selectively drive only one output shaft through the output power changing section, safety can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Yamada Electric Ind. Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Shikanai, Kazuhiro Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20090276963
    Abstract: The can opener, press and lid remover is a kitchen appliance that includes a can opener, a turnkey press, a magnetic lid remover, and a spout. The can opener, press, spout and lid remover are attached to a cylindrical-receptacle provided with a closable opening adapted to receive a can of food. The receptacle has an open top, a closed bottom, and a cylindrical wall extending between the open top and the closed bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventor: Debra Walters-Olaru
  • Publication number: 20090172888
    Abstract: An electric can opener for opening a top of a metal can which includes a housing that has a top end and a front side. A can cutting mechanism is on the front side of the housing proximate the top end of the housing. A hand held jar grip is removably mounted on the top end of the housing and a hand held bottle and package opener tool is removably received within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: HAMILTON BEACH BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Garman, Brandon Song
  • Patent number: 7004049
    Abstract: A multi-purpose opener for removing a closure from a variety of containers has a sleeve having a first end with an opening for receiving a screw cap within the sleeve. The sleeve has an internal wall with one or more projections for engaging the screw cap, and a second end with a slot having a blade for engaging a bottle cap. A handle is integral with the sleeve and extends radically there from. The distal end of the handle has a taper for engaging under the lift tab of drink can. A claw for engaging a ring pull tab of a can is integral with the sleeve and extends tangentially from the sleeve diametrically opposite the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Shun So
  • Patent number: 6618886
    Abstract: An opener having a grip-like body in which at one end is integrated a cutting mechanism for cutting open tins. An oppositely-lying thickened end has a receiving groove in which a pull hook is pivotally mounted about a pivot pin over a predetermined angle. For opening tear-open lids, a pull-ring is captured within an attachment recess on a pull hook inner edge. When pivoting the grip-like body the pull hook rolls along a rolling back of the pull hook, on the can lid and pulls up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Moha Moderne Haushaltwaren AG
    Inventor: Bruno Herren
  • Patent number: 6470521
    Abstract: A combination can opener and organizer includes a container with at least front and two side surfaces, a can opener assembly disposed at or near the front surface of the container and adapted to open a can, and a utensil holder disposed on one of the side surfaces and adapted to hold a utensil. The combination can opener and organizer also can include a cavity disposed within the container and open at the top for defining a storage compartment for one or more tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventors: Bruce Ancona, Robert A. Varakian
  • Patent number: 6374443
    Abstract: A combination electric can opener and kitchen organizer for utensils includes a container having front, rear and two side surfaces, a can opener assembly disposed at or near the front surface of the container for opening a can, indentations at the side surfaces for defining storage areas, and utensil holders disposed on the side surfaces to hold utensils within the defined storage areas. The container's two side surfaces are adjacent to and extend from the front surface at angles between 30 and 60 degrees, and the container includes an oval shaped top and an oval shaped base that extend over and below the storage areas to provide a single, compact device that performs the functions of both a can opener for opening cans and a kitchen organizer that stores kitchen utensils, gadgets and other items in a convenient and space efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Lectrix, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Ancona, Robert A. Varakian
  • Patent number: 5644848
    Abstract: A folding can opener and an improved method for opening cans are provided. The can opener includes a handle; a cutter pivotably mounted to the handle; and a locking mechanism for the cutter. The cutter can be locked in an operating position in which a pointed tip of the cutter is adapted to pierce the can. The cutter can also be locked in a storage position in which the pointed tip is folded towards the handle and shielded by the handle. The locking mechanism includes a barrel cam formed on the cutter and having a lug for engaging a seam of the can and pairs of indentations having camming edges. The indentations are adapted for mating engagement with pawls formed on the handle (or separate pins placed between the handle and cutter). The handle is formed in a wish bone shape which permits the pawls to flex to allow engagement and disengagement of the pawls with the indentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Inventor: Roger W. Totten
  • Patent number: 5301433
    Abstract: A housing having a cavity is arranged for mounting within a cabinet structure, with the apparatus to include a first drive motor to effect selective rotation in a clockwise and counter-clockwise manner to permit the selective closure and removal of jar lids relative to an associated jar employing threaded interconnection, with a second motor arranged for operative and selective actuation of a can opening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Inventor: Jon C. Rogers
  • Patent number: 5212869
    Abstract: A pry type hand tool for making drain holes in the bottom wall of a lid receiving channel on the top rim of a paint can. The tool has a handle portion and a bifurcated end where the two legs are offset laterally and longitudinally. One leg has an inwardly turned end, directed toward the other leg, forming a shallow channel and the other leg has a sharpened tip and knife like cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Inventor: Walter Zacharchuk
  • Patent number: 5193239
    Abstract: A tool for use with baby-feeding bottles of the type which consist of a hollow cylindrical shell having a flexible, plastic, bag-like liner suspended within the shell for holding milk or the like. More particularly, the present tool includes a one-piece plastic vertically-extending portion for expelling excess air from the plastic liner and a cooperative container-opening base portion for removing the metal covers used on jars containing solid foods for infants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Inventors: Cyrus R. Dolce, deceased, Theresa J. Dolce
  • Patent number: 5189750
    Abstract: A combination bottle opener and can opener is disclosed. A bottle opening element may be movably connected to a can opening element. The bottle opening element may include a first end having an angled portion and a protrusion that cooperate to define a bottle cap receiving area. The bottle opening element may also include an angled body section. The can opening element may include a cutting blade pivotally connected to a body part. The cutting blade may include a cutting edge, a cut-out portion and a plurality of projections. The body part may include a strengthening rib, a tapered edge and a can rim receiving notch. In an open, extended position the combination opener has length greater than the bottle opening element or can opening element alone. This greater length increases the leverage and decreases the amount of force necessary to open a bottle or can, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Inventor: Sean M. Brennan
  • Patent number: 4919317
    Abstract: A utility hook for a painter or the like includes a clip having a pair of downwardly extending member defining a belt-receiving space therebetween for attaching the hook to a painter's belt. An upwardly extending member is connected to the outer of the downwardly extending members, and defines a bail-receiving area for receiving the bail of a paint bucket therein so as to suspend the paint bucket from the hook. The upper end of the upwardly extending member has a shoulder for receiving and retaining a paint brush thereon by engagement with an opening conventionally provided in the handle of a paint brush. The upper end of the upwardly extending member has an indentation for use in prying the lid from a paint bucket, and the lower end of the inner clip member has a slot forming a claw for use in pulling nails from a wall prior to finishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Inventor: Gary D. Luedtke
  • Patent number: 4887734
    Abstract: Apparatus for opening and reclosing beverage cans in a first embodiment includes a tool having piercing and forming portions for opening an aperture in and shaping a flap depending from an end wall of a beverage can spaced a predetermined distance spaced substantially away from the cylindrical side wall of the can sufficient to permit the forming portion to displace the flap resulting from the piercing closely against the interior surface of the end wall of the can such that the interior surface surrounding the periphery of the aperture thus formed is substantially planar, and in a second embodiment includes a tool having a cylindrical piercing portion, the apparatus further including a plug carried on the tool for reclosing and sealing the aperture in the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Larsen
  • Patent number: 4580302
    Abstract: A tool for a paint can is provided and consists of an elongated shank extending from a handle that has a first structure thereon to remove the paint can lid, a second structure thereon to punch a hole in the paint can gutter so that paint will drain back into the paint can and a third structure thereon to replace the paint can lid by leverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Inventor: James G. Barth
  • Patent number: 4535987
    Abstract: A multi-purpose golf tool which provides, on a single, collapsible, compact carrier, most of the functions required by a golfer in the course of a round of golf, the carrier, itself, being constructed to perform certain of the functions in addition to acting as the carrier for the other elements of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1985
    Inventor: Joseph K. Dikoff
  • Patent number: 4534108
    Abstract: An electric can opener comprises a can opener body, a can opening attachment and a juice squeezing attachment. The can opener body is provided with a drive shaft, a motor for rotating said drive shaft, a vertically holding portion and a horizontally holding portion. When the vertically holding portion is utilized to set the can opener body, the drive shaft assumes a horizontal condition. A horizontal rotating shaft provided on the can opening attachment can be brought into engagement with the drive shaft in the horizontal condition. Accordingly, the can opening attachment is utilized to cut out a lid of a can. On the other hand, when the horizontal holding portion is utilized to set the can opener body, the drive shaft assumes a vertical condition. A vertical rotating shaft provided on the juice squeezing attachment can be brought into engagement with the drive shaft in the vertical condition. Accordingly, the juice squeezing attachment can be utilized to squeeze fruit juice of citrus fruits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1985
    Assignee: Kabushikikaisha Aichidenkikosakusho
    Inventors: Osamu Yamamoto, Senichiro Norizuki
  • Patent number: 4351075
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combination tool including an oil plug wrench and an integrally constructed elongated oil filler trough. To accommodate oil plugs of the type having a cap portion with upstanding studs or protrusions, the combination tool includes a wrench end with one or more openings formed therein to receive the upstanding protrusions from the oil cap. Integrally constructed with the wrench end is a trough-like device that is adapted to receive and channel oil towards an exiting end thereof. Additionally there is provided a can opener about the exiting end of the formed oil filler trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Inventor: Hal K. Pittard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4330894
    Abstract: A finger or thumb worn thimble provided at one end thereof with a blade which can be used to puncture the end of a metal container and which is also provided with a cutting edge adjacent the aforesaid blade which can be used for cutting twine, rope, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Inventor: Robert K. Hayden
  • Patent number: 4327490
    Abstract: A pocket can opener comprises a body with a propelling wheel and a handle for rotating the propelling wheel and a cutter blade pivotally attached to the body so that both the handle and the cutter blade can fold down across the body with the cutter blade overlying and being of such a size as to cover the propelling wheel when the can opener is in inoperative condition. The cutter blade also provides a bottle opener at its free end having a longer arm and a shorter arm, the longer arm being shaped also as an opener for pressed-on jar lids, this latter opener structure being so arranged as to take up no additional space in the folded condition of the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1982
    Inventor: Nathan D. Hoskins
  • Patent number: 4213215
    Abstract: An improved container opener is disclosed for removing bottle caps of the threaded type. The container opener has a handle and a bottle and/or can opener at one end of the handle. The bottle opener includes a lip for engaging the top of a standard bottle cap and a tang for engaging under the skirt of the bottle cap for prying the cap from a bottle. The can opener includes a tapered blade terminating in a point for piercing the top of a can and a tang for engaging the side of the can while the blade is piercing the top. The improvement comprises means disposed on at least one of the bottle opener and the can opener for engaging a threaded bottle cap in at least three spaced locations defining a triangle such that counterclockwise rotation of the container opener as it engages the threaded bottle cap will rotatably remove the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Inventor: A. Douglass Hall