Holders Or Handles Patents (Class 7/167)
  • Patent number: 10220799
    Abstract: A sensor bracket includes a bracket on which a camera that detects a state around a vehicle is mounted, a flat spring that abuts against the camera and biasing in a direction that maintains a mounted state of the camera when the camera is mounted on the bracket, and a recess that receives a portion of a tool and restricts a displacement range of the tool when the flat spring is pressed by the tool and is mounted on a projection for the spring of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Kasai, Mitsuru Tokiwa, Tadahiro Matori, Takahiro Ohmoto
  • Patent number: 9283684
    Abstract: The corkscrew according to the invention, which has the basic structure of a conventional corkscrew, comprising a helix (1) which fits into a handle (3) with a grooved configuration so that, in the operating condition of the helix (1), it may remain partially engaged within the grooved part of the handle (3), said handle (3) being hinged at one of its ends on a support arm (5), is principally characterized in that the handle (3) incorporates a metal core (7) with a basically U-shaped cross section, housing internally a longitudinally displaceable capsule-cutting knife (10) capable of protruding externally from the handle (3) and with a blade extended at the rear in the form of a widened segment (11) acting as a guide, having a lateral projection (12) protruding towards the outside of the handle (3) through a longitudinal groove (13) along which it is displaceable with the aid of the user's finger. In this way the knife may be easily extracted using only one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Ramon Brucart-Puig
  • Patent number: 8959687
    Abstract: A multipurpose string line tool having an inner tube slideable within an outer tube provided with an attached bottom end cap and a removable upper end cap whereby a storage space for small construction implements can be stored within the inner tube. A line string is wrapped around the outer tube. The outer tube with the line string wrapped there-around is designed so that it can easily spin around the inner tube thereby providing a free release of the line string. The free end of the line string can be locked within an annular space between the outer tube and a cylindrical stopper by the upper end cap at the upper end of the multipurpose tool. A small opening can be provided in the upper end cap and a pencil sharpener fixed to an inner surface of said upper end cap in alignment with the small opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: William Ralph Bond
  • Patent number: 8826775
    Abstract: A staple holder comprising: a handle; a head attached to a first end of the handle; a staple remover attached to a second end of the handle; an insulated layer in communication with the head; a slot located in the head and in the insulated layer; and a magnet located in the head, and adjacent to the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew Vienneau, Kevyn L. Kilgore
  • Patent number: 8776643
    Abstract: A tool may be configured, in various embodiments, with a handle capable of housing house a gear in an aperture. The gear can have at least a predetermined number of facets and an orbital ring. A securing feature can have a first notch that is adapted to engage the orbital ring to allow rotational movement while securing the gear within the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: DentCraft Tools Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Sonya Emmert
  • Publication number: 20140138280
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool system that can be assembled into multiple configurations by a user. The tool system may comprise a plurality of components, including tool heads, shaft segments, and handle ends. The components of the tool system can be combined in various configurations to provide different functions, at different lengths. Connectors may be utilized to connect the various components of the system using a twist lock mechanism. The connectors may include a tubular sleeve member having a biased locking shaft that interacts with a locking groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: REDHED TOOLS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Meinzer, Jonathan Hart
  • Patent number: 8640574
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Wagic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Robert J. Gallegos, Steven Simas Escobar, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik Ruiz, Yugen Patrick Lockhart
  • Publication number: 20130269117
    Abstract: A reversible hand operated work tool comprising; a shaft including first and second working ends at opposite ends of the shaft; a co operating handle mounted on the shaft and capable of sliding therealong. The hand tool can be adjusted to move from a first working orientation to a second orientation by sliding the handle along the shaft mtennediate said working ends and without jtatnoving the handle form the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: David Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8528451
    Abstract: A tool, such as a multipurpose tool, is provided that includes a carabiner having a spring that is configured to be sufficiently rugged to withstand the anticipated utilization of the carabiner. The tool may include at least a first handle, including a carabiner defining an opening thereto, and at least one tool carried by the first handle. The tool may also include a spring connected to the first handle proximate the carabiner and a gate urged by the spring to extend at least partially across the opening defined by the carabiner. The first handle may also include a tab, and the spring may include a corresponding engagement member configured to engage the tab such that the tab resists movement of the spring relative to the first handle. A corresponding handle assembly may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennefer Ruth Steineckert, Benjamin C. Rivera
  • Patent number: 8516927
    Abstract: A socket wrench includes a handle having a housing and a grip portion, a drive shank having a ratchet wheel mounted in the housing, two pawl members engaged with the ratchet wheel, a switching member located between the pawl members, two elastic members each biased between the housing and the respective pawl member, a control knob connected with the switching member, a driven arm having a mounting sleeve and an arcuate mounting slot, a connecting plate provided on the handle, and two driving arms provided on the connecting plate and received in the mounting slot. When in use, one of the driving arms drives the driven arm by a leverage to drive the drive shank to rotate a socket so as to operate a workpiece in an energy-saving manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventors: Yen-Hui Wang, Sin-Heng Wang, Chin-He Wang
  • Patent number: 8479612
    Abstract: A hammer device is provided for facilitating the driving, countersinking, and removal of relatively small fasteners, such as penny nails. A hammer includes a handle that can define an on-board tool storage area. A nail start accessory can include a tool portion and a nail holder portion. The tool portion can have a first end and a second end, with the nail holder portion being arranged at one of the first end and the second end. The on-board tool storage area of the hammer can be configured to removably store the nail start accessory substantially within the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Oleksiy P. Sergyeyenko, David Keith Wheeler
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8424615
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for a hand-held machine tool, particularly a pistol-shaped hand-held machine tool, which includes at least one first auxiliary unit, and a coupling mechanism that is used for coupling the first auxiliary unit and the hand-held machine tool. An example of the invention includes a suction unit as the first auxiliary unit for collecting debris from a hand-held drilling tool. The system also provides for at least one additional auxiliary unit to be coupled to the held-held power tool by the coupling mechanism. An example of the invention includes an illuminating element as an additional auxiliary unit which can be coupled to the tool with the coupling mechanism so as to be interchangeable with the first auxiliary unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Otto Baumann, Thomas Bernhardt, Hardy Schmid
  • 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: 20130055506
    Abstract: A grill grate lifting tool that engages the grill at three or more points. The grill lifter hooks between the tines of the grill grate at the rim and/or to a handle of the grill grate. The grill grate lifting tool includes a handle attached to three or more legs, which is generally central above the center of mass of the grill grate to provide a stable lifting point with or without food on the grate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: James K. Greer
  • Publication number: 20130036994
    Abstract: A handle for a starter pull cord having an elongate body for being grasped by a user, a stem extending downward from the elongate body and having a female portion of a quick connect/release coupling mechanism, the female portion having a core and a sleeve mounted for sliding movement thereon between engaged position and disengaged position, the sleeve being biased towards the engaged position, and a cord connector for attaching to the starter pull cord and having a male portion of the quick connect/release coupling mechanism adapted to being received within the female portion and being releasably retained therein when the sleeve is in the engaged position and being released therefrom when the sleeve is in the disengaged position. The first male portion and the female portion may include complementary interlocking portions that cooperate to prevent rotation of the first male portion relative to the female portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Cameron Abell, Paul Abell
  • Publication number: 20130025071
    Abstract: A multipurpose hand held tool includes a handle and one or more tools. The multipurpose tool may include an inletted recess defined in the handle, and an accessory tool retained within the inletted recess. The multipurpose tool also may include a rotatable tool and a locking mechanism for locking the rotatable tool in multiple positions. The multipurpose tool further may include a compact spanner wrench rotatably connected to the handle. The multipurpose tool may include a knife assembly detachably connected to the handle. The multipurpose tool also may include a ratcheting bit driver located within the handle. The multipurpose tool further may include a multi-layered plier head. The multipurpose may include a hybrid bearing system. The multipurpose tool also may include a flashlight detachably coupled to the handle. In this manner, the multipurpose tool may incorporate multiple tools and accessories for completing various tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: MULTITASKER TOOLS LLC
    Inventor: Shane Keng
  • Patent number: 8359954
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Wagic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Robert J. Gallegos, Steven Simas Escobar, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik Ruiz, Yugen Patrick Lockhart
  • Publication number: 20120311793
    Abstract: In one form, a tool may include a handle, a head and a connection feature. The head may have a planar lower surface and at least one side face inclined at an acute included angle relative to the lower surface. The connection feature interconnects the handle and head and may permit rotation of the head through any angle relative to the handle. The connection feature may also permit the head to be releasably secured in any desired angle or orientation relative to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: G & S Tool Company LLC
    Inventors: George L. Oikarinen, Scott F. Zenner
  • Patent number: 8316492
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a frame having an opening, a gate mechanism partially bounding the opening, at least one tool receiving section, and a power source. The apparatus includes at least one electronic device configured to be received in the at least one tool receiving section. The frame is configured to provide electrical power to the electronic device via the power source when the electronic device is received in the at least one tool receiving section, and the gate mechanism comprises a gate coupled to the frame, the gate being movable relative to the frame to permit access to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Elemental Tools, LLC
    Inventors: Launce R. Barber, Thomas R. Stokes
  • Patent number: 8245753
    Abstract: A plurality of hand tools for use in a wide variety of different applications for applying masking tape to various surfaces prior to painting, staining, detailing, sanding and the like wherein one embodiment includes a removably attachable blade member associated with one end portion of the tool and a removably attachable roller member or nudger member associated with the opposite end portion of the tool, and an extension/retraction mechanism for extending and retracting the blade member. Another embodiment of the present hand tool includes a handle member adaptable for receiving any combination of removably attachable roller members, nudger members, and blade members for attachment to the opposite end portions of the handle member. A wide variety of different blade configurations, roller member configurations, and nudger member configurations can be removably attached to the opposite end portions of the present tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Richard R. Haemerle
  • Publication number: 20120098282
    Abstract: A multi-purpose bar for use with interchangeable tool attachments is described. The bar includes a high strength-to-weight ratio design, providing a tool ideal for military, first-responder emergency scenarios, mountaineering, aerospace, and the like. The bar includes a hole for attaching a carabiner and universal connectors, such as snap joint fasteners, for quick interchangeability of tool attachments. A kit including the multi-purpose bar and at least two tool attachments is also described. The two tool attachments are preferably configured to removeably couple to one another, thus providing a third tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: SHRIKE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy Langan
  • Publication number: 20120068852
    Abstract: A tool system with a mount configured to be removably coupled to a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Oleksiy Sergyeyenko, Christopher J. Murray, Michael L. Agronin
  • Patent number: 8087639
    Abstract: An oxygen tank key includes an elongated substantially thin flat 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. A socket, integrally formed with the handle portion between the two ends, has a thickness that is greater than the thickness of the handle portion. The socket includes an aperture that opens adjacent one of the side edges and has a depth extending substantially the width of the handle portion. The aperture has a substantially rectangular cross-section and is adapted to fit onto the rectangularly shaped end of an oxygen tank valve control stem. A slot passes through the handle and is elongated in the direction of the length of the handle. The slot includes champhered ends and is adapted to fit over the lever of a regulator for the oxygen tank to help release the regulator from the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Joshua Knapp
  • 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: 8083276
    Abstract: A small plastic tool is configured with a socket that may be screwed onto the end of a conventional broomstick, mop handle, paint roller extension pole, or other long pole to allow the tool to be raised to an elevated height while the user remains standing on the ground surface. The tool has a distal end formed with cruciform arms. A hook receiving slot is defined into the structure of a first mutually opposing pair of the cruciform arms, while a wider channel is defined through the other pair of cruciform arms. The hook receiving slot is configured to snugly receive the hook portion of a cup hook, which allows the cup hook to be raised to overhead, elevated, horizontal surfaces. The pole can then be rotated to screw the threaded shank of the cup hook into the overhead structure. The same tool can be used to cradle the twisted pair of wires of a string of lights in the channel defined in the distal end of the other pair of cruciform arms in the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: William R. Schopp
  • Publication number: 20110239376
    Abstract: A multi-purpose tool that is compact, easily stored, and readily transported and can provide a substantial number of the tools needed on a typical camping trip or outdoor activity. A multi-purpose tool comprises an outer elongated nesting member, an intermediate elongated nesting member, and an inner elongated nesting member. In various configurations, the inner nestable member and the intermediate nestable member may extend from either end of the outer nestable member to form any number of elongated tools. In another configuration of the embodiment, the inner nestable member and the intermediate nestable member may be retracted to the end of the outer nestable member to form more compact tools. A number of application-specific heads may be operably coupled to the nestable members to form camping tools. In another configuration, the nestable members may be unnested and operably coupled as individual members to form tripod or non-linear-shaped tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Ronald W. Schmidt
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7818843
    Abstract: A multi-function tool apparatus and system formed from a handle and a utility blade having a structure that facilitates completion of a plurality of functions, thus, reducing the number of ancillary tools required. The handle may include a butt end with a screwdriver in releasable engagement with the handle. The screwdriver can be removed to expose a shaft and several screwdriver bits. The butt end includes a bolt that can be removed to attach and extension pole to allow the apparatus to reach remote areas. The structure of the utility blade allows functions including but not limited to: scraping; putty spreading; caulk stripping; can opening, can closing; roller wiping; cutting; torquing hex nuts on spray guns; nail pulling, nail driving and the like. In other embodiments, other heads may be substituted for the utility blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Union Rich USA LLC
    Inventors: Terrence P. Kinskey, Matthew G. Williams
  • Publication number: 20100263219
    Abstract: A tool includes an elongated handle with an end recess and a side notch for latching, and a plurality of different replaceable heads. Each replaceable head includes an elongated rectangular section shaped to fit stably into the recess for providing torsional and lateral support, an operative end, and a latch releasably engaging the side notch to retain the head in the recess. The different heads can include different operative ends with structure for providing different operative functions, such as a head with oppositely-positioned partially-shielded blade tips and/or with different blade throat sizes, a head with pizza-cutting wheel, a head with hammer or wrench feature, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Kempker, Orville V. Crain, Matthew Jon Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20100263133
    Abstract: The invention is a multi-purpose tool that may provide the utility of a plurality of tools at a reduced weight and volume through the interchangeability of distinct tool attachments. A multi-purpose tool may comprise an elongated member including a handle and a plurality of universal connectors, wherein each universal connector is adapted to securely attach to a plurality of distinct tools, a first distinct tool including a first universal connector securely mated to one of the universal connectors of the elongated member, and a second distinct tool including a second universal connector securely mated to another of the universal connectors of the elongated member. A plurality of tool attachments may be attached to and removed from the elongated member in order to provide a specific utility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Timothy Langan
  • Publication number: 20100107418
    Abstract: A hand tool for a craft knife has a handle, a blade tray and a connector. The handle has a mounting chamber, a mounting tube, a cap, a socket bit and an ejector tube. The blade tray is mounted in the mounting chamber and the mounting tube of the handle and has a base and a casing. The base has two mounting protrusions formed on an internal surface of the base. The casing is pivotally mounted in the base and has two mounting holes and a blade chamber. The connector is detachably connected to the handle and has a socket bar, a clamping tube and a pressing tube. The socket bar is detachably mounted in the socket bit. The clamping tube is mounted securely in the socket bar. The pressing tube is mounted around the clamping tube and presses against the socket bar and the clamping tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Kung-Chen Chen
  • Publication number: 20100058898
    Abstract: A hexagon spanner handle of the present invention includes a handle whose three edges are inwardly concaved respectively so as to form three shaft-like bodies at three triangle points. The handle has plural hexagonal apertures in different sizes arranged along the three shaft-like bodies. One plane surface of the handle has three position-limiting slots which are respectively located in three shaft-like bodies and outwardly extended along the shaft-like body and are communicating with the hexagonal apertures. The bottom of each position-limiting slot has plural indentations in different widths, and a magnetic body is located at the end of the position-limiting slot. Thereby, each hexagonal aperture can be inserted by the short leg of corresponding hexagon spanner, and the position-limiting slot can receive the long leg of the hexagon spanner with the magnetic body attracts thereof for fixing, so that the handle can be assembled with hexagon spanners in different standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Yi-Feng Liu
  • Publication number: 20090265860
    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: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Launce Reed Barber, Thomas Richard Stokes
  • Publication number: 20090255380
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a handle of a hand tool, which comprises a handle body and grinding members. The grinding member is mounted on the handle body, and the grinding member contains abrasive particles and has at least a grinding face, so that the user can grind the sharp edge of articles straightly by grinding member possessed by the handle. Also the user can easily replace a new grinding member when the old one is out of use. Furthermore, the abrasive particles of grinding members have average diameter being different from each other so as to grind the article to have different fine degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Chiung-Chang Tsai
  • Patent number: 7588523
    Abstract: A hand tool for press-welding and sealing overlapping edges of roofing membrane sheets by a roller mounted on one end of a handle. A rigid rod extends outwardly from an opposite end of the handle and has a curved section and a rounded corner which terminates in an angled linear section ending in a distal end. The distal end is used as a pick to test the integrity of the formed seam and the curved section is used for applying pressure to specific areas on the seam. The tool can perform both functions of applying pressure to the sheets by the roller and then testing the integrity of the formed seam without requiring excessive reorientation or movement of the tool in the hand of an installer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Everhard Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Horner, Daryl J. Waite
  • Publication number: 20090188053
    Abstract: A safe tool assembly comprises an assembly part including a body, on the two ends of which is disposed at least one connecting tab having tools attached thereon, provided at least two through apertures at the side surfaces thereof individually and each having two small-diametered insertion bores fixed on the two sides thereof, wherein the two insertion bores are opposite to each other, and between each of the insertion bores and each of the through apertures is provided a stopping rim; two protective covers assembled to the two sides of the assembly part and including at least one pillar affixed therein, at the front end of which is mounted a locking tab having recesses secured therein, and including two gaps arranged on the two sidewalls thereof, hence by engaging the locking tabs with the stopping rims, the protective covers may be opened and stored stably, operating the desired tool safely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Shu-Hui Chen
  • Publication number: 20090172889
    Abstract: A tool system is presented. The tool system includes a tool body sized and dimensioned to fit comfortably in a human hand, and includes a plurality of interchangeable tool cartridges. Some of the tool cartridges include a tool bit cover capable of remaining in a closed, locked position sheathing a tool bit. Once installed, the tool bit cover can be unlocked via actuation of a trigger disposed on the body of the tool or on the cartridge. Preferably, the tool bit cover unsheathes the underlying tool bit due to pressure or force of a work surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: EARL & KIMBERLY VOTOLATO LIVING TRUST
    Inventor: Earl Votolato
  • Publication number: 20090158901
    Abstract: The invention include a guide groove of a long hole shape make the part excluding the root part of any one driver bit which was formed in top plate of the cap attached several pieces of the cap engaging rotatably and removably project to the method of outside and lead the driver bit to the support crevice. The base material of the outline shape of the supporter of the driver bit mostly and it was really formed so that it might project to the inner side in the inside wall of the circumference wall by the side of the central part of the guide groove of the top plate of the cap. The locking peace formed in the inner wall of the open end of the cap so that it can stop the rotation part which can prevent that plurality driver bits enter to the guide groove of this cap. And the invention has a few parts, and can set it the state where the driver bit chosen by easy operation can be used, and the storage state easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Takashi Itoh
  • Publication number: 20090126120
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided which can be used to pry apart a first object, such as a hotel pan, from a second object, such as a chaffing dish, and to lift the first object off of or out of the second object. The apparatus may be comprised of first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth portions, which may be plates, and which may be integrated together. The first, second, fourth, and sixth portions may be substantially straight, while the third and the fifth portions may be substantially semicircular. In one embodiment, first and second fingers are inserted through the third and fourth portions before using the apparatus to pry apart the first object from the second object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Joe Bixel
  • Publication number: 20090077754
    Abstract: A buoyant hand tool includes a handle composed of a first part and a second part which is connected to the first part by way of ultra sonic welding. Each of the first part and the second part includes a recess defined in an inside thereof so as to be cooperated to form a space in the handle. Each of the first and second parts includes a recess defined in an end thereof and the two respective recesses are cooperated to form a reception space in which a function member is securely received. The space in the handle is filled with air so that the handle floats in water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: CHIH-CHING HSIEH
  • Publication number: 20090031503
    Abstract: A device that enables a user to install most any hardware item into any structure. The inventive apparatus includes a core portion with a standard female ACME thread so the core may be threaded onto a standard extension pole. At the upper end of the core is a cavity designed to accept wafers for various purposes. Hardware installing wafers are designed to accept pieces of hardware in a particular class and size such as eyebolts, hooks, right-angle hooks, and other suspension hardware. Tool wafers are wafers with various tools attached to them for performing different operations such as prying, lifting, nailing, tacking, threading, scrapping, grasping, cutting, drilling, marking, hole punching, and so on. Attachment wafers attach various implements and devices to the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Christian W. Chase, Leslie S. Chase
  • Publication number: 20090007343
    Abstract: A sink disposal multipurpose tool is described. Disposals can be damaged by non-food items that are inadvertently dropped therein. A sink disposal multipurpose tool is configured so that it rests within and above a disposal in such a way as to block non-food items from entering a disposal while allowing water and food-waste items entrance. The tool is configured with a plurality of attachments, including a scraper and stuffer blade attachment so that a cook can efficiently scrape food waste materials from dishes, pans, etc. into a sink. The tool can be used to gather the food waste materials from the sink and push them into a disposal. Other attachments include a scrub pad, a brush, and a peeler. The sink disposal multipurpose tool can be returned to its storage position in and above the disposal well where it effectively stops utensils, etc. from entering the disposal unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Theresa A. Houck
  • Publication number: 20080295255
    Abstract: A tool holder for a tool comprises a left side flange and a right side flange which cooperate to define a base and a thumb surface. The base has a slot which is adapted to receive the tool. A vertical flange extends generally perpendicular to the base and the vertical flange defines a ring portion having an opening adapted to receive a finger. The left side flange, right side flange and vertical flange are formed from an elastomeric material and as a unitary construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Edward O. Whitehead
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7434316
    Abstract: A locking sheath and knife combination is provided that includes a spring biased member that partially extends out of the handle of the knife and interacts with a catch on the sheath for securing the knife to the sheath. When the user wants to extract the knife from the sheath, the spring biased member is squeezed as the handle is grabbed, which rotates the spring biased member to be substantially fully contained within the handle of the knife, and is secured there by the lock spring plate. When the knife is inserted back into the sheath, a protrusion on the sheath interacts with the lock spring plate to automatically allow the spring biased member to rotate out of the handle, thereby securing the knife to the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John P. Nenadic
  • Patent number: 7418892
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a detachable handle assembly for providing a mechanical device capable of utilization in securing and un-securing a work attachment, such as a blade or bit, to a hand-tool. The assembly includes a body portion for grasping, when implemented as an auxiliary handle for a hand-tool such as a power tool or a pneumatic tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Michael K. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20080189869
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide a securing unit for holding and securing a marker in close proximity to an end section of a conduit. The securing unit is capable of holding a marker inside a conduit, in close proximity to the end section of the conduit. The securing unit holds and secures a marker in the end section of the conduit which may be in any orientation with respect to a horizontal or vertical plane. An end cap may be used for sealing the end section of the conduit and restricting the movement of the securing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Larry R. Cox, Martha M. Barrick
  • Publication number: 20080189870
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, a method and system of a light bulb changing tool may comprise a gripper having a gripping side and an attaching side, the gripper having a flexible shape; an attachment point disposed on the attaching side; and a polymer disposed on the gripping side. In embodiments, a method and system of a vehicle cleaning tool may comprise a rotational arbor; and a gear head adapted to rotate the rotational arbor, wherein the gear head is adapted to couple to a power head having a quick-release connection point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Douglas C. Dayton, Sung Park, Mark R. Florence
  • Publication number: 20080047074
    Abstract: A tool includes a blade with a working end and a handle end opposite the working end, a handle secured to the handle end and having a blade end and a hammer end, a hammer secured to the hammer end and having a body made of a relatively hard, lightweight polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Aaron Charles Rosso, Matthew Earle Myers, Scott Fong