Cutter Combined With Other Tool Or Tools Patents (Class 7/158)
  • Patent number: 10221286
    Abstract: A hollow compact has a partition partitioning it into a first interior compartment sealed apart from a second interior compartment. The first compartment is charged with a first solvent, the second compartment with a second solvent. The solubility properties of the first and second solvent are chosen such that neither risks attacking and/or dissolving the compact. Conversely, the solubility properties of the first and second solvent are otherwise chosen such that the mixture of the two indeed possesses an independent set of solubility properties, whereby the mixture is indeed capable of attacking and dissolving the material of the compact. Wherein, breaching the partition allows the charges of the first and second solvents to mix and thereby form the mixture therebetween. That way, the compact might vanish by dissolving into the mixture solvent or else might more likely might dissolve into a nearly un-recognizable form of its former self.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: D. Patrick Hutton
  • Patent number: 9889569
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for surgical removal of a ring. The apparatus includes guards rotatably connected, handles rotatably connected to the guards that each include a portion partially disposed within the respective guard, a guide connected to the guards, and blades disposed on the portion of the handles. The blades contact with at least one of the guide and an inner surface of the respective guard. A rotational axis of a joint between the guards, a rotational axis of a first handle and a first guard, and a rotational axis of a second handle and a second guard are substantially parallel. Movement of a first end of the first handle toward a first end of the second handle results in movement of a second end of the first handle toward a second end of the second handle, and movement of a first blade toward a second blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignees: National Guard Health Affairs, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center
    Inventor: Fayez Al Modhen
  • Patent number: 9498229
    Abstract: An adjustable screwdriver for selectively driving an adjustable compression screw into a substrate. A distal tip of a adjustable head driver is configured to engage an adjustable head of an adjustable compression screw. A shaft driver is concentrically disposed in the adjustable head driver. A distal tip of the shaft driver is configured to engage the head of the screw shaft of the adjustable compression screw for use in rotating the screw shaft. The shaft driver is configured to selectively lock in an even driving position, in which the adjustable head driver and the shaft driver cooperatively drive the adjustable head and the screw shaft. The shaft driver is configured to selectively lock in a retracted driving position wherein the distal tip of the shaft driver is recessed in the adjustable head driver to thereby drive the adjustable head without the shaft driver driving the screw shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Harris, Jr., Christopher R. McKnett
  • Patent number: 9242383
    Abstract: A multi function hand tool comprising: a body; an internal cavity having access on a first side of the body constructed within said body; a second cavity accessed in a second side opposite said first cavity; a cutting means fixedly placed within said second cavity and constructed in a manner to cut articles contacting said means within said second cavity; a rotational tool having a first retracted position within said cavity and a second extended position outside said cavity; a first contact tip formed on one end of said body; and a second contact tip formed on said rotational tool, whereby each of said first contact tip and second contact tip impart a configuration for simultaneous contact and use when said rotational tool is in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Yehoshua Drai
  • Patent number: 9156234
    Abstract: A hollow compact has a partition partitioning it into a first interior compartment sealed apart from a second interior compartment. The first compartment is charged with a first solvent, the second compartment with a second solvent. The solubility properties of the first and second solvent are chosen such that neither risks attacking and/or dissolving the compact. Conversely, the solubility properties of the first and second solvent are otherwise chosen such that the mixture of the two indeed possesses an independent set of solubility properties, whereby the mixture is indeed capable of attacking and dissolving the material of the compact. Wherein, breaching the partition allows the charges of the first and second solvents to mix and thereby form the mixture therebetween. That way, the compact might vanish by dissolving into the mixture solvent or else might more likely might dissolve into a nearly un-recognizable form of its former self.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: D. Patrick Hutton
  • Patent number: 9138331
    Abstract: A system, device, and method are disclosed for anterior intervertebral fusion with fixation. An intervertebral fusion with fixation device includes a spacer configured to fit into a disc space between plural vertebrae, the spacer including through holes between and through plural sidewalls. A first fixating element is rigidly preloaded in a first portion of the spacer along a first linear trajectory. A second fixating element is rigidly preloaded in a second portion of the spacer along a second linear trajectory. An integrated drill and screwdriver instrument is adapted to extend through a cannula of the first fixating element and second fixating element and penetrate the vertebra. The instrument is further adapted to drive the head of the first fixating element and second fixating element into the vertebra and lock the first fixating element and second fixating element with respect to the spacer to prevent extrusion from the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Joshua Michael Aferzon
  • Patent number: 9102492
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a conveyance unit to transport a sheet bundle including multiple sheets in a sheet conveyance direction and a binding device including a clamping unit. The clamping unit includes multiple projections and multiple recesses to engage the respective projections to clamp the sheet bundle inserted therebetween. At least one of the multiple projections includes an inclined portion facing a sheet conveyance direction, and an inclination of the inclined portion is 45 degrees or smaller relative to a face parallel to the sheet conveyance direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Saito, Katsuhiro Kosuge, Shingo Matsushita, Yuusuke Shibasaki, Satoshi Saito, Makoto Hidaka, Akihiro Musha, Takuya Morinaga, Ikuhisa Okamoto, Shohichi Satoh, Nobuyoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9022678
    Abstract: A hand held variable tool for use in casino operations that has optional functions of, at least, (i) a small tip writing instrument such as a pencil or pen, (ii) a large tip writing instrument such as a marker, and (iii) a cutting or scoring tool, such as a sharp-tipped needle or nail to aid in “scoring” and opening the cellophane around a new deck of playing cards. The tool can be clipped to the badge of a user for ease of transport while not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick Mendicino
  • Publication number: 20150101177
    Abstract: A drill bit has a shank adapted to be attached to a power tool and a cutting portion adapted to drill a hole in a material. A collar is spaced along the length of the drill bit to set a depth distance that the drill bit is allowed to be inserted into a material being drilled. The drill bit further comprises a first engagement structure. A sleeve comprises a second engagement structure that is releasably engageable with the first engagement structure. The sleeve further comprises a coupling mechanism for connecting the sleeve to a fastener driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Irwin Industrial Tool Company
    Inventors: Ryan Hall, Rainer Eggers, Kim Franklin
  • Patent number: 9003665
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: DPX Ventures Limited
    Inventor: Robert Young Pelton
  • Publication number: 20150082551
    Abstract: A multi function hand tool comprising: a body; an internal cavity having access on a first side of the body constructed within said body; a second cavity accessed in a second side opposite said first cavity; a cutting means fixedly placed within said second cavity and constructed in a manner to cut articles contacting said means within said second cavity; a rotational tool having a first retracted position within said cavity and a second extended position outside said cavity; a first contact tip formed on one end of said body; and a second contact tip formed on said rotational tool, whereby each of said first contact tip and second contact tip impart a configuration for simultaneous contact and use when said rotational tool is in a retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Yehoshua Drai
  • Publication number: 20150082953
    Abstract: A foldable pocket field tool having a foldable pliers and a set of specialty field tool bits to enable the foldable pocket tool to be carried on a person and used on-the-go with the field tool having a set of tool bits tool bits extendable or retractable into a handle and with each of the tool bits operable for efficiently performing a unique service tasks that may occur when installing or servicing a field system such as an irrigation system. The tool bits may be arranged to provide a two-part handle for use in manipulating an adjacent tool bit about a central axis as the tool bit is supported by the foldable pocket tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: L. Herbert King, JR., James Keeven, Steven Rhea
  • Publication number: 20150082642
    Abstract: An improved multi-tool assembly which includes a housing that extends between opposing first and second longitudinal ends is provided. The multi-tool assembly further includes a blade which is partially disposed within the housing and which projects out of the first longitudinal end of the housing. The housing has a slot which opens to the second longitudinal end of the housing and at least one tool engaging element disposed at least partially within the slot of releasably securing a tool in the slot at the second longitudinal end of the housing such that the tool projects out of the second longitudinal end of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel J. Raymond
  • Patent number: 8966690
    Abstract: A multi-tool apparatus includes a frame having at least one opening and at least one gate element partially bounding the at least one opening. The at least one gate element is movable relative to the frame to permit access to the opening. The apparatus includes at least one cutting element partially bounding the at least one opening. The at least one gate element is movable into the opening so that the at least one gate element and at least one cutting element come into contact for wire stripping, crimping, and cutting operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Elemental Tools, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Stokes, Launce R. Barber
  • Patent number: 8961051
    Abstract: The device for tapping and inoculating trees includes an elongate, main arm having an actuating mechanism attached to one end and a housing attached to the opposite end. A cutting mechanism extends from one side of the housing and a spray system is disposed in a recess in the housing. A universal actuator operates both the cutting mechanism and the spray system upon activation by the actuating mechanism. The cutting mechanism taps or scrapes the bark off the target branch and the spray system sprays a solution that stimulates the tapped area into producing more sap and sap of higher quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventors: Hashim Ali El Atta, Ibrahim Mohamed Aref, Abdurrahman Ali Alazba, Sayeda Ali Ahmed Khalil, Kareem Khaled Mohamed
  • Patent number: 8960090
    Abstract: This application relates to a baren 100 comprising a base 20 having a substantially flat surface 21 adapted for applying pressure to a work piece and a handle 10 removably connected to the base 20, wherein the handle 10 has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60. the application also relates to a stamp 200 comprising a base 20? having a stamping surface 50 adapted for transferring a marking medium from the stamping surface 50 to a substrate and a handle 10? removably connected to the base 20?, wherein the handle 10? has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: John Frank Yeomans
  • Publication number: 20150033477
    Abstract: An ergonomic auto emergency tool for alternatively functioning as a flashlight, a seat belt cutter and a motor vehicle window glass breaker. The auto emergency tool includes a main portion and a projecting portion extending from a joining portion and being integral with the main portion, and defining a seat belt-receiving notch therebetween. A knife blade extends across the notch proximate the joining portion. An inner main portion-facing upper surface of the projecting portion has a gentle curve for facilitating the movement of the tool towards and through a seat belt, and the bottom outer surface of the projecting portion is curved for both easy handling and for enabling a firm grip when the tool is used to break window glass. The window-breaking mechanism includes a depressible plunger cover for releasing a spring-loaded impact member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: InterDesign, Inc.
    Inventors: Bennett S. Rubin, Richard C. Adamany
  • Publication number: 20140310882
    Abstract: According to one aspect, there is provided a bit tool having a bit storage member for housing a plurality of bits. The member includes an exterior which is at least partially transparent. A light assembly extends around the bit storage member and selectively illuminates the bit storage member to reveal the bits. According to another aspect, the tool has a pushrod for operatively selecting bits and a locking assembly that may be actuated for selectively coupling the pushrod and a respective one of the bits together to operate the tool. According to a further aspect, there is provided a ratcheting handle assembly which includes at least one catch member operatively connected to and linearly moveable relative to an inner core. A selector member actuates respective ones of the catch members for selectively causing the handle assembly to ratchetly drive the inner core in forward and reverse positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Sicom Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark F. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20140201926
    Abstract: An edge-band chamfering machine includes a supporting frame unit, a driving unit, and a tool assembly. The supporting frame unit includes a mounting portion defining a vertical mounting hole, and a positioning portion having an abutment surface and a receiving groove. The driving unit is disposed within the mounting hole, and includes a spindle and a cutter disposed on the spindle. The tool assembly includes a connecting member disposed pivotally on the positioning portion, and a trimming tool disposed removably on the connecting member. The tool assembly is convertible between a tool-taking position, where the tool assembly extends outwardly from the abutment surface, and a tool-concealing position, where the tool assembly is concealed within the receiving groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Chin-Chi Lin
  • Publication number: 20140157525
    Abstract: A system for an escaping device includes an escape device and a holster as the escape device is secured within the holster by a locking mechanism. The holster is adjustably attached with a seatbelt of a vehicle by a seatbelt attachment mechanism, and the locking mechanism allows the users pull out the escape device from the holster when necessary. The escape device is completed with a LED, where the LED functions as a light source. A plurality of indentations within the escape device allows the users to firmly grip the escape device while the escape device is used to break windows or cut seatbelts as a glass breaking protrusion of the escape device enables to break the windows and a seatbelt cutter of the escape device enables to cut the seatbelts in an emergency situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Ralphael T. Locklear
  • Patent number: 8739340
    Abstract: The present invention allows for convenient drilling and screwing. Using the present driver, one can insert the stem into the drill, turn the swivel arm on the pivot pin so that the drill bit is facing outwards, slide the collar up and over the opposite side of the swivel arm and covering the drill bit until it is force fit in. Drill the hole, slide the collar back, turn the swivel arm so that now the screw bit is facing outwards and repeat the steps above in order to force bit the collar and thereby prohibiting the swivel arm to spin. The swivel arm is also equipped with a screw tight mechanism in order to hole the screw bit or drill firmly in the swivel arm. This also allows a person to switch different size drill bits and screw bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Brian Jagosh and Alice Jagosh
    Inventors: Brian Jagosh, Alice Jagosh, Stu Berger
  • Publication number: 20140143958
    Abstract: Disclosed are compact and portable devices comprising a combination of tools and that are shaped to facilitate being conveniently carried by a user in an unobtrusive manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Caffeinate Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan G. Barr
  • Patent number: 8713735
    Abstract: Compact survival tool made for use in hostile environments that may include a spanner wrench, a castellated or slotted nut wrench, one or more hexagon nut wrenches each optionally having a threaded port to hold threaded accessories or for use as lashing points, bottle opener, cutting edge and/or wire strippers optionally formed in jimping, a button compass port and semi-circular faceted square/hex wrench or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: DPX Ventures Limited
    Inventor: Robert Young Pelton
  • Patent number: 8707491
    Abstract: A multi-functional gardening implement that, in some embodiments, functions as a pair of shears, a spade, a garden cultivator, a saw, a machete, a weeder and a rake. The implement comprises two shears that cooperate to cut vegetation placed between them when a user presses the handles of the shears together. The implement also has at least one appendage, which may be a shovel, a hoe, a garden cultivator, or another garden tool that is attached to the central portions of the shears and can be rotated to an operating position where the appendage is supported by the blades of the shears. The implement may have a second appendage that rotates in the opposite direction to a similar operating position against the other sides of the blades. In some embodiments, the cutting portions of the shears may be configured to define a spade blade in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: 2378807 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: John Dykyj, John Askwith, Robert MacLeod
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8708619
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a power tool includes a housing having a first opening formed therein with a motor being contained within the housing. The tool includes a device for sharpening a writing implement. The sharpening device is at least partially contained within the housing and accessible through the first opening which permits the writing implement to be inserted into the sharpening device. The sharpening device is operatively connected to the motor such that operation of the motor drives the sharpening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Stanley Rozycki, Donald Nordstrom
  • Publication number: 20140059783
    Abstract: A knife and fork assembly includes a knife and a fork detachably connected with the knife. The knife has a first end provided with an elongate first handle and a second end provided with a blade. The blade has a locking groove which has an entrance. The locking groove has a hooked section. The fork has a first end provided with an elongate second handle and a second end provided with a neck. The neck has a plurality of protruding tines and a plurality of slots between the tines. The neck has an opening. The locking groove is locked onto one of the slots, and the hooked section is hooked in the opening. Thus, the first handle of the knife co-operates with the second handle of the fork to function as a pair of chopsticks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Meng-Chang Lu, Hung-Chih Chen
  • 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: 20140033442
    Abstract: A cutting tool designed to easily and efficiently remove a hair weave. The tool has a main body including a fully integrated handle, central portion and slide portion. The central portion has a top edge and the slide portion has a guiding edge and a pointed tip. The main body houses a blade which is partially enclosed by the central portion of the main body and exposed along a sharpened edge along the top edge of the central portion. The sharpened edge of the blade extends into the guide edge of the slide. The blade is designed to cut the thread of a hair weave in order to remove it from the existing hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Torris L. Bethea
  • Patent number: 8622667
    Abstract: An adapter to convert an electric drill motor being configured with a standard drill bit into a screw gun includes a metal enclosure which slides over a drill chuck to accommodate drill bit and chuck portions. The device also provides a mechanical coupling pin which engages a chuck key aperture to communicate the rotary motion of the drill motor to the device. Once installed upon the drill motor, the device enables connection of standard bit sockets, screwdriver adapters, or similar driving tools. In such a manner, the user can drill a hole, slide the device over the drill chuck, and drive a fastener using the device. This eliminates the need to remove the drill bit and insert a separate driving tool in a repetitive manner to install fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Earl L. Seay
  • Publication number: 20130227795
    Abstract: A glass breaking tool for breaking a glass pane comprising a head arranged for contact with the glass pane, a handle movable with respect to the head and a pin crusher arranged in the head and handle wherein the tool is adjustable between a rest position in which the pin crusher is locked inside the head, a releasing position in which the pin crusher is released inside the head and a breaking position in which a tip of the pin crusher is at least partially outside the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: LIFE SAFETY PRODUCTS B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Baptist Martinus Franken
  • Patent number: 8499390
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Nicholas Danias-Borkin
  • Patent number: 8485200
    Abstract: A combination light and cigar cutting blade that includes a housing having a first housing piece and a second housing piece that mates with the first housing piece when the housing pieces are assembled; a light source disposed in said first housing piece; at least one battery coupled with the light source; a switch mounted on the first housing piece coupled with the light source and battery, and having opposed positions for either activating the light source or turning the light source off; a cutting blade having an annular cutting blade surface; and an activating button mounted on the second housing piece for operating the cutting blade between a nested position in which the cutting blade is disposed within the second housing piece, and an extended position in which the cutting blade is extended from the second housing piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Frederick N. Levinger
  • Publication number: 20130160214
    Abstract: A tool configured to engage a work piece includes an elongated body portion and a generally U-shaped hook extending from a first end of the body portion. The generally U-shaped hook may have first and second leg portions and a bight portion connected between the leg portions. The tool is devoid of structure above the bight portion of the generally U-shaped hook, thus enabling a work piece to be received within the generally U-shaped configuration. The first leg portion includes a scraper edge terminating the generally U-shaped hook. The generally U-shaped hook also includes a pivot configured to translate a pulling of the body portion into a prying action against the work piece by the first leg portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventor: Joshua BROWN
  • Patent number: 8469072
    Abstract: A tape dispenser with paper cutting tool is disclosed. The tape dispenser with paper cutter includes a blade and paper guide tine integrally formed with a tape dispenser housing. Additional capabilities can be added such as a ribbon curler and a glue stick. The tool can be used for multiple purposes when wrapping gifts, craft projects, or performing other office or home tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Orlando Baca
  • 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: 8448276
    Abstract: A tuning device consisting of a wax piece, a scraper, and a buffer in a portable unit for creating a waxed surface for skis and snowboards. The tuning device may also include a cord or strap for carrying the device and a cap fitting over the wax for keeping other surfaces from coming in direct contact with the wax while carrying and storing the device. The wax cap may also be used to form new wax on the tuning device. The tuning device allows for the application of wax to the base surface of all types of skis and snowboards. The wax is first applied to the base surface of the ski or snowboard, filling in scratches and gouges on the base surface. The excess wax is then scraped off using the scraper. The base surface of the ski or snowboard where the wax was applied is then polished using the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Carroll
  • Publication number: 20130104314
    Abstract: A utility tool comprising a body having a first end and a second end positioned on opposite ends of the body; a removable device; as well as a first tool and a second tool configured to be selectively coupled to each other or one of either the first end and second end of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: WAGIC, INC.
    Inventor: Wagic, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8424140
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a deglazing apparatus and method for use to remove glass from a frame. Embodiments further describe an apparatus with cutting, heating and prying capabilities and a method of use. Some embodiments include a deglazing apparatus carrying device to storage during portions of the glass removal process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Edward A. Bassett
  • Patent number: 8413548
    Abstract: A grasping device comprising a grasping assembly coupled to a shaft adapted to fit into a drill chuck is described. Embodiments of the grasping device are capable of grasping objects such as a screw head, a bolt head, a hex nut, a wing nut, a hook, or other irregularly shaped objects, so that such objects can be turned by an electric drill, lathe, or similar machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventors: Debbie Redmond, Charlie Redmond
  • Patent number: 8407839
    Abstract: A roofing tool comprises a handle with a longitudinal axis and a longitudinal shaft coaxial therewith, the handle having a first end and a second end, a hollow shaft having a first end and a second end, the first end of the hollow shaft being axially inserted into the second end of the handle and the second end of the hollow shaft extending therefrom, a bracket attached to the second end of the hollow shaft, a roller rotatably attached to the bracket, a seam tester member having a tapered pick end and an elongated shaft disposed within the hollow shaft; and a detent member secured to the handle and configured to detain the seam tester member within the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: AJC Tools & Equipment
    Inventor: Matthew J. Crookston
  • Patent number: 8381339
    Abstract: A fixed blade knife that is intended for survival or tactical use is provided with a removable, ejectable, self contained compartment for the storage and carriage of survival and/or tactical gear within the handle of the knife. A self contained, removable compartment is superior to a separate butt cap for the handle as a butt cap requires the use of two functioning hands for removal, is not as fast as an ejectable compartment and can be lost rendering the handle useless for the storage and carriage of gear. The self contained compartment eliminates the necessity for a butt-cap, can be ejected quickly with a single digit that may or not be otherwise useless due to injury or environmental conditions. The compartment also serves to contain the gear there-in separate from the knife handle to prevent loss and allow use of said gear by a second individual while the knife itself may be in use by the primary user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Steele Knapp
  • Publication number: 20130031728
    Abstract: A hand tool having multiple switchable functions includes a casing, a press cutting mechanism, and a switching wheel. The casing has a hollow chamber in its interior. The press cutting mechanism is installed inside the hollow chamber. The press cutting mechanism includes a ram component and a sleeve that sheathes the ram component. The external periphery of the sleeve has a first positioning surface. The switching wheel has a through hole that corresponds to and selectively connects to the sleeve. The inner wall of the through hole has a second positioning surface. By turning the switching wheel, the second positioning surface and the first positioning surface can be aligned or misaligned. As a result the hand tool can be switched between two or more functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Chao-Chin YEN
  • Patent number: 8359754
    Abstract: A utility tool comprising a body having a first end and a second end positioned on opposite ends of the body; a removable blade cartridge positioned within the body, wherein a knife blade within the removable blade cartridge is configured to slidably extend out from the first end; as well as a first tool and a second tool configured to be selectively coupled to each other or one of either the first end and second end of the body. The utility tool includes a knife switch coupled to the knife blade, the knife blade moves from the retracted position to the extended position only when the blade cartridge is engaged within the body. The utility tool having a spring mechanism for biasing the knife blade to the retracted position and a leaf member for engaging and disengaging the blade cartridge from the blade cartridge bay by a snap fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Wagic Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Raphael Vincent Hebert, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik
  • 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: 8321981
    Abstract: A stapler capable of dispensing staples therefrom and comprising a head and a handle. The head comprises a staple dispenser configured to dispense a staple from the stapler when a compressive force is applied to the staple dispenser, and a blade carriage that carries a blade and is configured such that the blade is extendable from the head of the stapler and is retractable into the head of the stapler. The handle is attached to the head, and permits the stapler to be swung like a hammer to drive staples dispensed from the staple dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: John Delneo, Robert Jennings, Stephen Crosby, Thomas Pelletier, Robert St. John
  • Patent number: 8322039
    Abstract: A knife and device assembly includes a knife with a blade part and a handle part having on the blade part, near the handle part, a hook shaped part with an interior recess, in combination with a device comprising an extended handle. A front end of the handle has both a pin for engaging with and pivoting in the hook shaped part of the blade part, and a cutting element to cut metal wires and the like. The handle fulfills the function of cutting pliers with the handle part of the knife. The front end of the handle has a fork shape with two wings braced by the pin. The cutting element is received in a space formed between the wings, the pin and a bottom of the fork shape, and has a cutting part projecting beyond the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Wildsteer
    Inventor: Edouard De Buyer-Mimeure
  • Patent number: 8316493
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein that provide for bag cutting and closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph H. Clearman
  • Publication number: 20120279105
    Abstract: A versatile handgun comprised of a weapon frame with a grip and at least one gun barrel and comprised of at least one additional defense element differing from the actual firearm function that is arranged on the grip of the weapon or that is housed in the grip of the weapon. The handgun is capable of making help available in an emergency situation and is capable in so doing of covering a very broad range of dangerous situations. The additional defense element(s) and various other pieces of emergency equipment, medical devices and/or tools could be housed in a slide-in element and different types of barrels could be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Dietmar Emde, Michael Swoboda
  • 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