With Hook Patents (Class 7/161)
  • Publication number: 20150040328
    Abstract: A recovery device comprising a pole with a handle to which length extensions may be mounted. Two top attachments. One for recovering tackle from trees having two longitudinal square shafts with magnets attached to their upper face; said shafts bending vertically toward a square attachment front side with magnets attached to the face thereof with razor points at the tips; a flashlight mounted on its underbelly and a back attachment mounted horizontally having a fibrous sheet for securing tackle during retrieval. A second underwater attachment comprising a stem with the top of the stem having a vertical round shaft protruding from its center; a magnet mounted on the bottom side of said vertical face of the round shaft extending from the face of the shaft rearward along the bottom side, with a magnet mounted on the front face and a split ring attached to the top of the face extending vertically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Alan Cepulonis, Karen Diane Walters
  • Patent number: 8713766
    Abstract: A thread removal tool for getting rid of loose thread pieces, thread ends, etc. from textiles, fabric, cloth and the like, for example, after ripping open a previously produced seam, contains a thread removal head (3). The thread removal head can be located at one end of a shaft or a handle part (1) and is configured to take hold of loose thread pieces or thread fragments, without itself becoming attached to an underlying textile item, a piece of cloth or the like. The thread removal head can have an uneven surface, e.g., contain bumps (5), to grasp loose thread pieces and thread fragments. Furthermore, or alternatively, it can be made of or have a surface layer made of a material which has a certain sticking or fastening action on such loose thread pieces and thread fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Lena Wiman
  • Publication number: 20130239334
    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: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Evers C. Trice
  • Patent number: 8464382
    Abstract: A multi-functional folding knife has a handle and a blade. The blade is rotatably connected to the handle and has a cutting segment, a screwdriver head, a rope recess, a peak segment and an engaging mouth. The cutting segment is formed on a bottom of the blade and has a straight edge and a saw-tooth edge. The screwdriver head is formed on and protrudes from a top of the blade and is slotted and flat in shape. The rope recess is obliquely formed in the top of the blade adjacent to the screwdriver head and has a severing edge. The peak segment is formed on and protrudes from the top of the blade near the middle and adjacent to the rope recess. The engaging mouth is formed downwardly in the top of the blade between the peak segment and a rear end of the blade and has an engaging hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Jitung Chu
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120047660
    Abstract: An apparatus including a housing, and a knife connected to the housing, wherein the knife at least partially folds into the housing. The apparatus also may include a first device for cracking a vehicle windshield, wherein the first device is connected to the housing. The apparatus may also include a second device for cutting a vehicle seat belt, wherein the second device is connected to the housing and at least partially folds into the housing. The knife may be connected to the housing so that the knife rotates in order to at least partially fold into the housing. The first device may include a first spring so that the first device can be compressed into the housing or expanded away from the housing. The second device may be connected to the housing so that the second device rotates in order to at least partially fold into the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Victor Lee
  • Patent number: 8087115
    Abstract: A frame has an opening, a gate mechanism partially bounding the opening, and a longitudinally extending rail. A tool that has a slot is adapted to receive the rail to removably attach the tool to the frame. The gate mechanism includes a gate that is pivotably coupled to the frame to permits access to the opening in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Elemental Tools, LLC
    Inventors: Launce Reed Barber, Thomas Richard Stokes
  • Patent number: 8051518
    Abstract: A combination tool is described that has a housing that includes a first side and an opposed second side, a third side and an opposed fourth side. The sides connect together to define the housing. The housing includes a first end portion and an opposed second end portion that define a longitudinal axis. The combination tool includes a razor mechanism that is connected to the housing. The razor mechanism receives and moves a cutting blade between a first position in the cavity and a second position wherein the cutting blade extends through the housing. The housing defines a channel that includes a floor, a first sidewall and a second sidewall. The first sidewall and the second sidewall have first edges that are connected to the floor and second edges that connect to the first side of the housing. The first sidewall includes a first slot and the second sidewall includes an opposed second slot. The first slot and second slot are positioned in fixed spaced relation from the floor and the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel J. Massaro
  • Publication number: 20100186173
    Abstract: A rescue tool includes a fully pivotally opened handle in an obtuse angle disposition with one handle separately gripped and then a force transmitted through force bearing surfaces to the oppositely disposed handle having an outwardly disposed sinusoidal surface and juxtaposed hook end which engage a seized fire hose coupling. A high torque force is readily exerted through the handles on the seized fire hose coupling. The elongate handles and pivotally disposed jaws having elongate arcuate cutting edges corporately provide rapid cutting of aluminum sheath hybrid car battery cables in a further rescue operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Terry C. Farrell
  • Patent number: 7725969
    Abstract: A novel tool and process, primarily useful for assisting ice climbers in creating a “V-thread” anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Ian Andrew Osteyee
  • Publication number: 20080301881
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a log hook with a main body in an inverted U-shape configuration forming two legs. The first leg has a handle at its distal end, and the second leg has a hook element at its distal end. There is a bridge portion formed between adjacent ends of the two legs. The bridge has cutting blades attached at a predetermined position, provided to sever branches from a tree trunk. The blades extend along the outer and/or the inner edge the bridge portion. The inner edge blade can extend continuously along the bridge portion and the first leg. Cutting blades can be attachably mounted on existing log hooks with an attachment bracket. The hook element is attachably mounted to the distal end of the second leg with a fastening element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Jean-Noel Dumont
  • Patent number: 7444779
    Abstract: A hand-held fish handling device includes a shaft having one pointed end, useful in entering the mouth of a fish and then retrieving a swallowed hook from the stomach of a fish. The other end of the shaft has a multi-purpose tool fastened thereon; the tool is able to be used as a pithing device, as an external hook remover, and as a gaff. A hand grip enclosing the center of the shaft may be brightly colored and of high buoyancy to aid in retrieving a dropped device. One version of the device employs a wooden shaft and the attached multi-purpose tool is made of a bent metal rod, sharpened at both ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: Pihi Hei
  • Publication number: 20080222815
    Abstract: A multifunction container-piercing tool is provided. The tool includes a base and a piercing element having a pointed tip and a triangle base. The triangle base is attached to the front of the base. A hook is connected to the bottom of the base. The hook base extends from the bottom of the tool base and the catch faces toward the pointed tip. The distance between the catch and the base is about equal to the length of the piercing element. A handle extends from the back of the base, where the handle has at least one fork element. The fork element is disposed to leverage a mass of turf, such as a divot in a putting green. The hook pivots about a container bottom, and the piercing element provides an opening in a beverage can sidewall to enable rapid delivery of the contents when the pull-tab is lifted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: John T. Yurek, David Millar
  • Patent number: 7341596
    Abstract: A scalpel guide system for any bladed surgical instrument. A pair of wire guides attach to a scalpel, for controlled travel of the scalpel along the wire. The wire guides of the scalpel guiding system are especially useful as an enhancement to the “Seldinger technique,” a common surgical procedure employed for the percutaneous placement of elongated, tubular devices, with the aid of a guidewire or a wire. The scalpel can be any knife-like surgical device, conventionally including a blade attached to a handle. The scalpel guiding system preferably includes a pair of wire guides, each extending from the blade of the scalpel, or alternatively the handle of the scalpel. The scalpel can be disposable, as can the blade, independent of the scalpel. The wire can be any guidewire or filament, as conventionally employed in surgical techniques that involve the insertion of such a wire or strand. The wire is engageable by the scalpel mounted pair of wire guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: J. Scott Heppler
  • Patent number: 6829800
    Abstract: A bucket grasp tool keeps a bucket from spinning while mixing viscous fluid, such as drywall compound, in the bucket with a mechanical mixer and can also open bucket lids. The bucket grasp for spin resistant mixing is an assembly made up of two parts: a grasp part and a foot pressure part, which may have a surface grip portion. The grasp part is of a semi-circular shape and is made of rigid or semi-rigid material. The foot pressure part is of a smooth curved or straight shape and is made of rigid or semi-rigid material. The grasp part and the foot pressure part are integral, preferably both parts being formed from the same piece of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Phillip J. Roebuck
  • Patent number: 6763542
    Abstract: A fire fighting tool includes a spade, a fire extinguishing member, and a fork like insertion member. The spade consists of a handle and a blade connected to the handle; the blade has a cutting edge for cutting objects, and hooked portions on a second edge opposite the cutting edge for hooking objects. The blade further has a convexly curved portion on the second edge, which can be used as a fulcrum in disengaging the hooked portions from holes of a rugged land after the same have been engaged with the holes. The fire extinguishing member has several metal plates for hitting fire, and is detachably joined to the other end of the handle. The fork like member is detachably connected to the handle for the handle to be used as a walking stick after the fire extinguishing member is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Chun-Hao Huang
  • 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: 6543824
    Abstract: A fire-fighting tool that is useful for penetrating building structures includes a shaft, a building penetration implement on a distal end of the shaft. The penetration implement includes a first jaw fixed to the shaft and a second jaw that is moveable relative to the first jaw to facilitate gripping of objects between the jaws. A lever at the distal end of the shaft is mechanically linked to the moveable jaw to facilitate remote operation of the gripping jaws. The fixed jaw also includes sharply pointed prongs for prying or sawing building materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: John P. Beaudrie
  • Patent number: 6308355
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool for use by firefighters and emergency personnel. The tool including a spanner wrench claw for turning firefighting hose connections, a wrench slot for turning natural gas valves, a glass-breaking spike, an open slot cutter for cutting seat belts and the like, and a foldable handle having an end shaped to be used as a pry bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Task Force Tips, Inc.
    Inventors: Stewart G. McMillan, David J. Kolacz, Rodney A. Carringer, James H. Walker
  • Patent number: 5787536
    Abstract: The apparatus of the present invention is configured to cut a selected object at a location which is remote from a user. The apparatus comprises a saw having cutter teeth configured for cutting the selected object, a connector configured to attach to a mounting point generally above the location on the selected object, and a flexible line extending from the connector to the saw for positioning the saw adjacent the location on the selected object. The apparatus may also comprise a radio transmitter positioned within reach of the user, a servomechanism operatively connected to the saw for actuating the saw, and a radio receiver positioned remote from the radio transmitter for activating the servomechanism in response to the signal. Further, the apparatus may include a pole extending from the saw to guide the saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Inventor: Cecil Dwight Pate
  • Patent number: 5369886
    Abstract: A light weight electric-powered radial saw intended to cut overhead limbs employs a housing having a forwardly direction U-shaped receiving yoke, and a rearwardly directed fitting which receives an elongated handle. An annular saw blade is rotatively supported within the yoke by a plurality of idler rollers journaled to the housing. An electric motor positioned within the housing has a drive shaft that extends in parallel relationship above the saw blade. A drive transmission device such as a gear is interactive between the drive shaft and the saw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Inventor: Charles A. Gallatin
  • Patent number: 5339527
    Abstract: A wrecking tool has a head and a pole; the head including a sleeve for receiving the pole, a crescent shaped head member and a shank generally rectangular in cross section and having an outwardly bowed sharpened edge primarily for ripping into ceilings, the shank flaring laterally outward as it approaches the sleeve to provide additional strength in this region and the interior of the sleeve having an inward taper to its opening partially adjacent the flared region of the shank with the pole held in the sleeve by a cementing material, such as an epoxy resin and a rivet passing only through one surface of the sleeve and into the pole. A D-shaped handle has a sleeve into which the pole is cemented and riveted if the pole is less than eight feet long; the cross member of the D-shaped handle being an I-beam in cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Inventor: Richard W. Clemens, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5315724
    Abstract: A combination fire axe includes an elongated handle, a head member disposed at one end of the handle, and a pike member disposed at the opposite end of the handle. The head member includes a base portion secured to the handle and a cutting portion having a convex edge disposed on one side of the base portion. An enlarged end portion having a blunt face is disposed on the opposite side of the base portion. An elongated substantially flat top portion and a grip members are defined in the head member for operating and controlling the pike member. The pike member includes a base portion secured to the handle, a wedge-shaped pike end portion, and a hook member extending transversely outwardly from the pike member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Inventors: Mark Trujillo, Robert Terry
  • Patent number: 5167043
    Abstract: A forcible entry tool includes a hollow housing having a blind-ended bore defined therein with a stop shoulder located on a fore end of the housing and extending into the bore. A rod is slidably mounted in the housing bore and includes an abutment on a rear end thereof that is impacted by the shoulder when the housing is moved on the rod. The shoulder and the rod abutment are located inside the housing. A work element is attached to the distal end of the rod, and is engaged with a building security device, such as window bars, to pull that security device off of the building when the housing impacts the rod abutment. Various weights and weight distributions can be provided to adjust and customize the tool for the particular job or the particular user. One or more handles can be attached to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Inventors: Gabriel A. Lopez, William L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 5149231
    Abstract: A counterbore for enlarging an existing hole in the presence of a wire having an end extending through the hole. The counterbore includes a twist drill bit of a size of the enlarged hole to be drilled, a shank at the rear end of the bit for engagement with a drill chuck, and a pilot shank extending from the cutting end of said bit. A swivel is mounted at the leading end of the pilot for engagement with the wire during counterbore drilling. The swivel and pilot guides the wire into the hole without twisting during drilling of the counterbore and extracts the wire from the counterbore as the twist drill bit and pilot shank is withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Inventor: Roy E. Bowling
  • Patent number: 5094003
    Abstract: A long handled tool having a blade member at one end having a leading undercutting knife edge to sever from a web a broken end portion thereof which is wrapped about a drying roller and having an adjacent portion of the blade having an extended tapered curved terminal portion, the knife edge being inserted between layers of the web wrapped about the roller and the roller itself, moving the blade member along the roller the width of the web severing the web and then moving the blade member to one side of the cut to engage the wrapped portion of the web with the curved terminal portion to pull the broken web off of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Inventor: Albert J. Schwab
  • Patent number: 4748704
    Abstract: A multipurpose forestry hand tool for felling trees having the capability of prying cuts in tree trunks, controlling the direction of fall and turning fallen trunks and limbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: Zapadoceske statnilesy, podnikove reditelstvi
    Inventor: Miloslav Houdek
  • Patent number: 4560194
    Abstract: A blade is disclosed which can be stably anchored in an object, yet readily removed therefrom with a minimum of strain and without the need for an auxiliary tool. Also disclosed is a tool comprising the blade and a handle member. This tool is especially well suited for handling firewood, e.g., during cutting, hauling, stacking, and splitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Inventor: Torsten A. Rybeck
  • Patent number: 4528751
    Abstract: An eviscerating and survival tool having a shaft with a handle at one end, a claw-like hook at the other end, the hook being comprised of at least two arcuately shaped tines defining a slot, and a saw blade disposed longitudinally along the portion of the shaft near the end containing said hook. In its preferred form the shaft is in two approximately equal portions connected by pivotable fastening means to permit the two parts of the shaft to be folded against each other with means to maintain the two parts in rigid end-to-end relationship in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Inventor: Winston O. Olson
  • Patent number: 4461080
    Abstract: An eviscerating and survival tool having a shaft with a handle at one end, a claw-like hook at the other end, the hook being comprised of at least two arcuately shaped tines defining a slot, and as saw blade disposed longitudinally along the portion of the shaft near the end containing said hook. In its preferred form the shaft is in two approximately equal portions connected by pivotable fastening means to permit the two parts of the shaft to be folded against each other with means to maintain the two parts in rigid end-to-end relationship in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1984
    Inventor: Winston O. Olson
  • Patent number: 4283805
    Abstract: Horse hoof pick comprising an arm having front and rear end portions and another arm having pivot connection to the first arm intermediate its end portions, the first arm defining at its front end portion a hoof picking head comprising a terminally pointed and rearwardly tapered hook insertable between the frog and horn portions of the horse's hoof, the other arm being angularly adjustable relative to the rear end portion of the first arm to define a handgripping means for the pick variable between a narrow arm spread for prying picking action against accumulated matter, and a wide arm spread for facilitated torque twisting picking action against the matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1981
    Inventor: Larry C. Stacy
  • Patent number: 4234988
    Abstract: This invention is a tool for removing plastic lids from pails used in the supply of food stuffs, syrup, paints, and the like. This invention includes a handle with a floating knife blade of such configuration that it is adapted quickly to cut slots around the edge of such a plastic lid and contains, further, a prying means to bend the cut edges in order that the lids may be easily removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1980
    Inventors: Charles Y. Ross, Deltha M. Ross
  • Patent number: 4208793
    Abstract: A fire fighting device is provided for breaking holes in ceilings, walls, and the like. A battering and cutting edge that extends downwardly from a pointed tip, and a horizontal or bottom blade extends perpendicular to the axis of an adapting means which is attached to the blade portion and to a pole for gripping by the firefighter. The bottom blade includes a fulcrum spaced away from the tip a first distance and protruding below the bottom cutting edge to thereby allow the battering and cutting means to pivot securely for use in pulling down walls and removing sections of ceilings. The cutting blade is a heavy gauge metal which includes a contoured portion that permits the pole-attached adapter to be nestled therein for purposes of securely attaching the adapter to the cutting blade by a filler metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Inventor: Richard Sinnott
  • Patent number: 4176417
    Abstract: A one-piece tool for removing tangles of weeds, grasses and associated debris from the rotatable earth-working tines of a rotary soil tiller has a pair of spaced coplanar cutting blades extending outwardly from one end of an intermediate elongate handle portion. In cross section, each blade has the shape of a non-rectangular quadrangle, and the line of juncture of those sides bounding the acute angles of the quadrangle define transversely spaced cutting edges along the innermost and outermost portions of the blades. A forwardly directed cutting edge is presented for scraping a fouled tine positioned between the blades as the tool is moved either inwardly or outwardly along the tine. In addition to the lateral cutting edges, the outer end of each cutting blade is tapered to a knife edge. A modification includes an abrasive surface along the intermediate handle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1979
    Inventor: Glen T. Ruff
  • Patent number: RE30316
    Abstract: The present invention provides a strong, but lightweight, multi-function, portable lumbering tool which can be easily carried by an individual lumberjack operating alone in the forest. The tool combines a number of functions which permit an individual lumberjack to fell even large trees in a desired direction including a breaking iron for tipping a tree, a wedge for preventing a saw from binding in a partially cut tree, a hook for dragging and rolling felled logs or for freeing a partially felled tree caught on another tree. The tool may also be used as a spade for clearing around the trunk of a tree or for general purpose digging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1980
    Inventor: Victor A. Dushku