With Cutter Patents (Class 7/156)
  • Publication number: 20140173832
    Abstract: A multi-purpose kitchen knife which enables the user, by using only one kitchen knife, to cut or trim various kinds of food materials. Thus, it is not necessary to keep several kitchen utensils in the narrow kitchen space, and consequently it enhances the usefulness of the kitchen space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: John Jungwon Kim
  • Publication number: 20140157524
    Abstract: An improved PVC cutting and gripping tool includes a ratcheting shear blade for cutting pipe. The tool incorporates a set of offset gripping teeth in the handles. The offset gripping teeth are spaced apart to allow a user to securely grip the screw on cap of a metal PVC primer or cement container while the tool's handles are almost fully closed. The ability to grip a container cap with the tool's handles almost completely closed gives the user great leverage to open the container and allows a user with small hands to effectively use the tool. The tool also incorporates a set of inner gripping teeth in the handles that may be used to grip and turn a pipe or other object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Johnny Mote
  • 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: 8707490
    Abstract: Survival knife that includes structural elements to implement any combination of a bottle opener/pan holder feature, wire breaker/choil, jimping/wire strippers, hex nut driver/lashing point, pry bar/scraper, glass breaker in a single blade configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: DPX Ventures Limited
    Inventor: Robert Young Pelton
  • Publication number: 20140090180
    Abstract: A combined oxygen tank key, glass breaker, bottle opener and cutter 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 as is a blade for cutting a seat belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: JOSHUA KNAPP
  • Patent number: 8671802
    Abstract: A movable outer cylindrical member and a movable inner cylindrical member are arranged vertically movably in a lower half of a cylindrical main body. By placing the movable inner cylindrical member on a bottle mouth and pushing down the cylindrical main body, a lower end of a hooking member is engaged with a lower end of the crown cap to pry the crown cap away. At the same time, the movable outer cylindrical member is moved up and a piston inside a cylinder arranged in an upper half of the cylindrical main body is moved up with the movable outer cylindrical member, so that the air in the cylinder is compressed, and a cover member is brought out in by the compressed air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Chikamitsu Takagi
  • Patent number: 8646137
    Abstract: Bottle opening device, particularly for cutting the capsule covering the stopper of a bottle, comprising a shaft provided with a threaded portion and, above, with a widened portion that has a hole in it. The widened portion comprises two plates which are provided internally with mutually aligned openings for the transversal insertion of a stopper. The plates are spaced apart so as to define a space for accommodating a supporting body which is provided with at least one cutting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ghidini Cipriano S.r.l.
    Inventor: Diego Andina
  • Publication number: 20120317819
    Abstract: An identification tag having one or more breakaway tools that may be utilized by uncoupling, or otherwise breaking the tool or tools away from the identification tag to expose a working edge or point for example. Generally includes identification information on the tag along with one or more relatively flat tool including but not limited to one or more knives, saws, screwdrivers, pry bars, can openers, bottle openers, chisels, awls, ice picks, sharpeners or any other relatively flat tool with a working edge or point or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Young Pelton
  • 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: 8136188
    Abstract: A combination pipe cutter and can lid opener comprising a means for cutting and a means for opening a can having a lid. The combination pipe cutter and can lid opener comprises two handles, one having a holder to hold a pipe and the other having a blade, wherein the blade is utilized to cut the pipe in the holder. The insides of the handles comprise semicircular openings having gripping teeth for opening the lid of a container. To open the lid of the container, the semicircular cutouts of the first handle and second handle are positioned around the perimeter of the lid, wherein the gripping teeth cooperatively engage the lid thereby opening the container by turning the combination pipe cutter and can lid opener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy Bell
  • Publication number: 20120005838
    Abstract: A combination cork puller and writing pen device is provided having a hand grip, a writing pen, the writing pen being movably mounted in the hand grip and movable between a retracted position and an extended position, and a corkscrew-shaped cork pulling tool, the cork pulling tool being movably mounted in the hand grip and movable between a folded-up position and a cork pulling position. The device also includes a leverage brace movable between a folded-up position and a bottle neck engaging position in which the leverage brace can be placed against the top of a neck of a bottle to operate as a leverage support while the hand grip is raised, thereby bringing about a lifting motion of the cork pulling tool along with a cork that has been engaged by the cork pulling tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Nancy Ellington
  • Patent number: 8015642
    Abstract: A multipurpose handheld tool includes a casing having a cavity and two flanges at the end of the casing, and a variety of tools pivotally coupled to the casing. Each of the tools is independently articulated along a unique arcuate path defined between retracted and deployed positions. The apparatus include a plurality of tools such as a wine knife with a lemon skin peeler; a serrated cutting utensil; a can opener; and a bottle cap popper preferably having a concave curvilinear edge and a clock positioned at the proximal end of the casing. In particular, one of the tools is a bifurcated wine key lever having two members held together by a resilient metal band. A writing utensil and a retractable flashlight are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Dennis C. Oakley
  • Publication number: 20110179581
    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: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Peter Hunkele
  • Publication number: 20110138540
    Abstract: A multi-function tool apparatus and system, comprising a handle and a utility blade having a structure that accommodates a plurality of functions, thus, reducing the number of ancillary tools required by a painter. The handle includes a butt end that is a screwdriver in threaded engagement with the handle. The screwdriver can be removed to expose a shaft and several screwdriver bits. The butt end includes a bolt in threaded engagement with the butt end. The bolt can be removed to attach an elongated 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 scraping; can opening, can closing; roller wiping; cutting; torquing hex nuts on spray guns; nail pulling, nail driving and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: Union Rich USA
    Inventors: Terry Kinskey, Matthew Williams
  • Publication number: 20110119835
    Abstract: A specialized bottle opener provides a cap opener for opening screw tops, and a corkscrew attached to the cap opener, for opening traditional wine bottles sealed with corks. A lever arm, common to both tools, extends radially outward to provide torque when using either the cap opener or the corkscrew. The cap opener comprises a customizable ring and a pedestal having an interior cavity. Disposed on the inner surface of the cavity is one or more gripping members, such as vertical ridges, which serve to grip the cap and retain it within the cavity after the cap is removed from the bottle. After pouring the wine, the waiter may release the cap by accessing it through openings in the pedestal. Regardless of how a wine bottle is sealed, the multi-function bottle opener serves to maintain the sophisticated wine-drinking experience that consumers have come to expect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Mark R. Bates, Leisa Marie Bates
  • Publication number: 20110072594
    Abstract: A multi-purpose tool for waiters that allows a waiter to carry and use as a single instrument for multifarious purposes. The multi-purpose tool comprises a housing to hold a lighter, a blade, a bottle cap opener, a corkscrew, a pen, and an LED light. These tools may be secured to the housing via mount, preferably, a U-mount. The housing may be designed with a tapered end to provide an ergonomic grip when using the multi-purpose tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Nicholas Danias-Borkin
  • Publication number: 20110000024
    Abstract: A device includes a body having a first end, a second end, and four faces. The device is configured to stand upright on the second end. A plurality of tools is stored against the four faces in a closed position. A first face and a second face each includes a bit storage that holds at least one socket. A third face includes a drive, a can opener, and a blade. The drive and the can opener rotate about a first rotatable mechanism coupled to the second end. The blade rotates about an insert coupled to the first end. A fourth face includes a first set of tool drivers that rotates about a second rotatable mechanism coupled to the second end and a second set of tool drivers that rotates about a third rotatable mechanism coupled to the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: WAGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Robert J. Gallegos, Steven Simas Escobar, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik Ruiz, Yugen Patrick Lockhart
  • Patent number: 7591037
    Abstract: A four-in-one multi-component combination tool which has a combination of four features all combined into one tool to facilitate enclosing cartons and boxes such as parcel packages and also has the added features of a box cutter to cut up unused boxes and also a marker to mark the box or package after it is enclosed. The invention includes a tape roll assembly, a built-in extendable and retractable blade knife which functions as a box cutter, a stapler and an extendable and retractable marker, which are integrated to effectively and conveniently assist in packaging activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Inventor: Scott Strickland
  • Publication number: 20090205141
    Abstract: The Multi-Purpose Utensil is kitchen tool that has a plurality of functions such as a peeler, julienne, sharpener, pitter, among others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Matthew Frank
  • Publication number: 20090199346
    Abstract: A hand tool for removing individual items contained in a blister package having an upper surface with raised protrusions with a given individual width containing each item and a lower sheet that holds the items within the protrusions. The hand tool includes a cutting blade having a piercing tip and slicing arms that extend outwardly from opposite sides of the piercing tip. Also included is a handle that is usable for urging the piercing tip through a protrusion and beneath a product item such that the blade will slice into the protrusion between the item and the package lower sheet. The configuration of the blade's piercing tip and slicing arms generate tactile force feedback to the user. The tactile force feedback guides the user to apply appropriate force to open the raised protrusion enough to empty its contents without damaging or losing the contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: William Mattews Brawner
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080184998
    Abstract: An improved foil-cutting device is disclosed for opening a foil protecting a pre-metered dose of medication power carried by dose carrier to be used in an inhaler device. The dose carrier with the medication powder is covered by a seal, e.g. metallic or plastic foil. The foil-cutter device of the present invention provides a knife device tool for simultaneous access of a selected sealed dose of medication powder during an inhalation process using a dry powder inhaler (DPI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: MEDERIO AG
    Inventors: Mattias Myrman, Mats Eriksson
  • Patent number: 7100230
    Abstract: A golf accessory tool with an elongate rigid handle, one end of the handle terminating in a double sided brush and a cleat cleaning pick, the other end of the handle terminating in a standard bottle and can opener. One side of the double sided brush has nylon or similar plastic bristles for cleaning the tops of golf shoes, golf balls and the like. The opposing brush has metal bristles that can dean golf shoe cleats and golf clubs. A preferred embodiment includes a centrally located cigar clipping device and a spring reel and tether assembly. The tether and spring reel is attached to a clip that can removably fasten to a golf bag or golf cart or belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventor: Stephen Hillenbrand
  • Patent number: 7028359
    Abstract: A multifunctional container opener for opening a plurality of different containers, including a body that supports a template defining one or more pockets and a pill splitting tool and one or more compartments or pockets for capturing pieces of the split pill or tablet. The body may also support a variety of tools adapted for opening a container or accessing a container's contents. Such tools include tools for piercing, scoring, cutting or prying portions of the actual container or safety seals associated with the container. The body also supports a gripping device for frictionally engaging the cap or top of a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Robert Mazur
  • Patent number: 7024715
    Abstract: A bottle opener is disclosed with a corkscrew and a cap cutter, which can be used separately from the corkscrew, wherein the corkscrew can also be used when the cap cutter is arranged on the corkscrew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Heftitec SA
    Inventors: Rolf Hefti, Walter Ruffner
  • Patent number: 6996868
    Abstract: A tool includes a handle and a sleeve on the handle. A multi-component slot is defined in the handle and the sleeve is attached to the handle by a set screw. A plurality of different screwdriver units can be mounted on one end of the handle and a plurality of different tools can be releasably mounted on the other end of the handle. The tools are held in place by a projection on the tool being received in a hole on the handle and the screwdriver units are held on the handle by the set screw. Biasing elements are accommodated in the handle and bias the tool and the screwdriver units outwardly of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventors: Paul Milano, Randy Gurski
  • Patent number: 6945137
    Abstract: A can opener for a pull top-type can includes a body comprising a forward surface, a rear surface, and a bottom surface. The bottom surface is curved to define a rounded heel. The opener includes a starting notch and a finishing notch. The notches are both located along the front of the opener, and the finishing notch is spaced above the starting notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: Kerry L. Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20040244118
    Abstract: A combination swivel tool comprises an elongated tool member having first and second tool end portions located within a generally u-shaped housing. The elongated tool member defines a centrally located hole for receiving a swivel pin wherein the generally u-shaped housing member defining a plurality of swivel pin holes engages the elongated tool member when the swivel pin is inserted through the centrally located hole. The location and placement of the swivel pin allows the elongated tool member to swivel 360 degrees within the u-shaped housing. A handle member pivotally connected to the u-shaped housing member is provided for locking engagement of the elongated tool member within the u-shaped housing member exposing either the first or second tool end portions for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Jon T. Cox, Richard L. Lookabaugh
  • Publication number: 20040111803
    Abstract: A multifunctional container opener for opening a plurality of different containers, including a body that supports a template defining one or more pockets and a pill splitting tool and one or more compartments or pockets for capturing pieces of the split pill or tablet. The body may also support a variety of tools adapted for opening a container or accessing a container's contents. Such tools include tools for piercing, scoring, cutting or prying portions of the actual container or safety seals associated with the container. The body also supports a gripping device for frictionally engaging the cap or top of a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventor: Robert Mazur
  • Publication number: 20040112177
    Abstract: A cork remover comprising a handle having first engaging means and an elongate cavity including internal screw threads along its length, and a separate corkscrew having a head fixed to its rear end and receivable by the cavity. The head has second engaging means for releasable engagement with the first engaging means against rotation of the corkscrew relative to the handle, such that the corkscrew can be turned into a cork of a wine bottle by rotating the handle. The head includes external screw threads for subsequent engagement with the screw threads of the cavity while being received by the cavity in one direction, such that upon rotation of the handle the corkscrew can be withdrawn rearwards into the cavity, thereby removing said cork from said bottle. The head is receivable by the cavity in the opposite direction, having their screw threads inter-engaged, for storing the corkscrew in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventor: Chung Lun Yip
  • Patent number: 6698049
    Abstract: A multi-functional tool configured to enable a user to manipulate articles of clothing, the multi-functional tool including a first handle, a second handle, a pivot pin, and a plurality of tools rotatably disposed about the pivot pin. Wherein each tool is configured to provide a specific function to the user of the multi-functional tool. Still further, in accordance with the present invention there is provided a multi-functional tool that includes a plurality of tools configured to manipulate buttons and zippers disposed on articles of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas McLoudrey
  • Patent number: 6622330
    Abstract: A corkscrew has an external tubular body having a mouth forming a support over a bottle, a spiral introducible into a cork when rotating the corkscrew, a support for supporting the spiral, and an actuating unit including a toothing provided on the tubular body, an arm having a lower end engageable with the toothing and a lever pivotably connected with the tubular body and also with an upper end of the arm and turnable toward and away form the tubular body, to provide step-by-step an engagement of the lower end of the arm with the toothing, a disengagement of the lower arm with the toothing, and a subsequent engagement of the lower end of the arm with the toothing at a greater height to impart an ascending movement to the support means and thereby to the spiral for removing the cork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Companyia Andorrana de Llevataps, S.L.
    Inventor: Ramon Brucart Puig
  • Patent number: 6619013
    Abstract: A flap pull tool used in conjunction with a separate closure in fastening containers having a pair of upper entry-exit flaps and at least one lower entry-exit flap. The closure includes an upper member, a lower member and a connector disposed between and attached to both the lower and upper member. In use the closure's connector is positioned between the container's closed upper flaps. The flap pull tool comprises an elongated arm having at one end a handle for gripping and at an opposite end a catch means for engaging a portion of the container's lower flap and lifting the lower flap against the closed upper flaps, at which point a portion of the closure's lower member is inserted beneath the lower flap. The lower flap is then released onto the lower member and the connector is moved against the edge of the lower flap, which is sufficient to fasten the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Inventor: Percy W. Dismukes
  • Patent number: 6578223
    Abstract: A tool for opening and re-sealing containers is provided. The tool includes a body having a first end and a second end. The tool also includes a hook at the first end to engage holes in tabs of a first container to release a lid of the container. The tool further includes a splayed member at the second end having a gap to engage and re-seal the lid onto the container, a cut block to provide a fulcrum on which to leverage the body, and a leverage block to provide a fulcrum on which to leverage the body. The tool also includes a blade coupled to the body to operate in concert with the cut block to cut a lid of a second container to create tabs on the lid and a pry member mounted on the body configured to operate in concert with the leverage block to pry the tabs of the second container lids to release the lid of the second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Vestil Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Robert Andrew Link, Deryl Thomas Webster, Kenneth Matthew Schneider
  • Publication number: 20020157188
    Abstract: According to the invention, the neckstand (4) comprises, beyond its juxtaposed bearing notches (9), a dorsal extension having a length of between 0.4 and 0.6 times the distance (S) between the hinge pin (3) of the neckstand (4) and that face (9a) of the notches which rests on the rim of the container, this extension being such that it can be held and its end (4c) pressed against the neck (11) of the container by the operator's hand, operating the handle (2) with the other hand, while said face (9a) of each notch (9) forms, with respect to the web (4a) of the neckstand (4), an angle (b) of between 75° and 85°, in order that it is the end of each notch (9) that first bears on the rim of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2002
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Applicant: SOCIETE DE COUTELLERIE INDUSTRIELLE PUBLICITAIRE
    Inventor: Leonard Sannajust
  • Publication number: 20010047552
    Abstract: A slitter tool that has a generally flat body portion with a spaced elongated finger along one edge and a razor type blade held between the body and finger, includes a second spring like finger extending toward the blade to prevent side entry by a user's finger tip. A grooved end with the blade tip very slightly protruding permits opening of plastic wrapped CD packages or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2001
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventor: Ronald H. Schimmel
  • Patent number: 6279186
    Abstract: A utility tool comprises a plurality of separate tools or implements mounted within a single light-weight housing. The tool includes a retractable knife blade and a retractable saw blade which are extendable from one end thereof each under control of a particular locking knob. The knob includes spring mechanism which engages teeth along slots on the side of the housing. A level and a detachable tape measure are mounted on the other end of the housing with a pencil force fit between grips on the upper edge of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventors: Fie Xiong Ge, Perry Gartner
  • Patent number: 6263772
    Abstract: A device (2) for effecting opening of a sealed bag-like flexible packet (4) and for dispensing its contents. The device (2) includes two interconnected limbs (6, 8), each limb includes an inside (12) and an outside (10) surface, and is of a size at least equal to one dimension of the packet (4), to facilitate placing the packet (4) in between the limbs (6, 8). The device (2) also includes a mechanism (32, 36) located at the end portions of the limbs (6, 8) facilitating piercing or cutting the packet (4) to form an opening (38), allowing the contents to be dispensed upon effecting a sequential squeezing action on the packet (4) starting from a point distant from the opening (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Gazit-Navot Holding Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoram Navot, Amit Avigdor, Eran Gazit
  • Patent number: 6212721
    Abstract: A combined bottle opener and stopper comprises a metal plate with side edges bent downward and inwardly. Opening is performed with the use of a conventional pry off method. Opened bottles are closed with a rubber pad attached to the bottom of a recess on the inner face of the plate. The opener-stopper has three bent edges which have different heights with the difference corresponding to the pitch of the thread on a threaded bottle neck. For temporary closing the bottle, i.e., with beer or carbonated water, the device is screwed onto the threaded bottle neck as a nut until the rubber pad is tightly pressed to the upper face of the bottle to hermetically close the latter. For closing bottles with nonthreaded bottle necks, the device is moved onto the bottle neck by guiding the convergent bent edges over the neck in a direction transverse to the bottle's axis until the device is fixed tightly on the bottle due to convergence of the bent edges with the rubber pad, thereby to seal the bottle's opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventors: German Borodulin, Alexander Shkolnik
  • Patent number: 6125489
    Abstract: A combination food and beverage tool includes a housing, at least one of a blade and a can opener slidably mounted within the housing and a slide mechanism for slidably moving the at least one of the blade and can opener between a first position in which the at least one of the blade and can opener is recessed within the housing and a second position in which at least a portion of the at least one of the blade and can opener is exposed outside the housing. At least one container has a first end, and a second end, and a removable lid. The first end of the container is mounted within the housing, the lid covering the second end of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Zelco Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole A. Zeller, Stuart Harvey Lee
  • Patent number: 6041460
    Abstract: A tool for opening typical commercially available five gallon plastic buckets having a placement handle and placement end, cutting handle, cutting end, and a razor blade where the placement end is aligned with the bucket lid and the razor blade cuts through the plastic of the lid when pressure is applied to the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Inventor: Robert Cholewinski
  • Patent number: 6032553
    Abstract: A manually operated corkscrew is disclosed with a substantially U-shaped body having first and second ends. A rack with teeth is moveable within the body. The rack has first and second ends and is biased to move toward the second end of the body. Two symmetrical wings are provided on the second end of the rack with an extension spike mounted therebetween. A handle, pivotally attached at a pivot to the body adjacent to the first end of the body also has an axis joint disposed adjacent to the pivot. A ratchet claw, with a claw end, is pivotally disposed on the axis joint and biased so that the claw end engages the teeth on the rack. The handle acts as a first-class lever when activated about the pivot to gradually push the rack toward the first end of the body through progressive engagement between the ratchet claw and the teeth on the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Inventors: Ramon Brucart Puig, Marta Bonich Linares
  • Patent number: 6023804
    Abstract: A tool for stripping insulation from wire has a handle and a knife blade extending therefrom. The knife blade has a flat surface and a sharp edge. A secondary blade is provided on the knife blade, offset therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Tony J. Azar
    Inventors: John P. Desjardins, Tony J. Azar
  • Patent number: 5946753
    Abstract: A combination cigar clipper and bottle opener having a substantially rectangular configuration with a fixed bottle opener at one end and a D-shaped handle at the other end. The D-shaped handle is attached to a blade which is slidably disposed within the hollow rectangular housing and is adapted for clipping off the end of a cigar. An aperture, through which cigars may be inserted for clipping off the ends, is positioned centrally to the rectangular housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventors: Ethan Roberts, Noah Kady
  • Patent number: 5893301
    Abstract: A bottle opener for opening bottles of the type having a threaded cap secured to a threaded opening and a seal provided by sheet material secured over at least a portion of the cap and a portion of the bottle. The opener includes a cap engaging member for unthreading the cap and an edge movably positionable against the seal for disruption of the seal during unthreading of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Inventors: Carroll Gene Hensley, Constance Ann Hensley
  • Patent number: 5887305
    Abstract: Portable corkscrew with accessory to shear the caps on the neck of bottles, the corkscrew comprising a grip (11), on substantially one end of which are pivoted a drawing screw (12) and a supporting lever (13), the shearing accessory (14) being located substantially at the other end (11a) of the grip (11) and comprising a plurality of shearing wheels, the shearing accessory (14) comprising at least two assemblies of wheels, a first assembly of wheels (15) and a second assembly of wheels (17) respectively, these two assemblies of shearing wheels (15, 17) being associated with respective supports, which are reciprocally movable and positionable and which define a first closed inactive position forming substantially a continuity of line together with the outer shape of the grip (11) of the corkscrew (10) and at least one second opened working position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Inventor: Ferdinando Cellini
  • Patent number: 5778472
    Abstract: A tool for removing lids from containers is formed from a single piece of planar rigid material by stamping or cutting therefrom a pattern and thereafter bending portions of the pattern into operative elements including a handle portion and a head portion. The head portion includes a first flange having a first flange flap, an inward projecting recess, a cutting flange having a cutting edge, a second flange, and a third flange, wherein the third flange and the cutting flange are bent to the same side of the tool to perform a cutting function while the first flange and the second flange are bent to the opposite side to facilitate a prying function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventor: Frank J. Lang
  • Patent number: 5661863
    Abstract: A tool for opening cans having crimped overlying lids--specifically lids having perforated edges crimped over the open top of the can. The tool includes an edge adapted to cut open the perforated edges and a vane offset from the handle of the tool is adapted to raise the crimped edges to release the edges from the top of the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Inventors: Willard L. Tracy, Andrew Mouw, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5653023
    Abstract: A cutting device for removing the upper part of capsules covering the cork in bottles of wine and the like, including a body made of rigid plastics that is substantially shaped externally like a parallelepiped and substantially has the profile of a stylized uppercase U, the internal opposite faces of the wings of said U having two opposite and identical step-like recesses, on each whereof two raised portions or teeth are provided which support, in a recessed position with respect to the inner edge of the wings, a sharp metal cutting blade that is substantially curved in a semicircular shape so as to allow the mutually opposite and co-planar blades to form, therebetween, the space for insertion on the capsule that is anchored to the bottle neck, thinner regions being furthermore provided on the wings that support the laminae and being adapted to make the wings flexible, so as to allow to clamp them on the capsule and cut the upper part of the capsule by a rotation of the wings through approximately 180.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignees: Ghidini Cipriano S.a.s., di Diego Andina and C.
    Inventor: Diego Andina
  • Patent number: 5621936
    Abstract: A utensil is adapted to be held by a user and manipulated by the user's hand to operate on a workpiece. One feature of the utensil enables the user to gain mechanical advantage when locking and unlocking key-operated locking mechanisms by displacing a key from its stowed state to its extended state. Other features include a letter opener, a cap remover, and an abrasive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Inventors: Janet L. Penaligon, Jerry L. Smith