Having Means To Store Parts Patents (Class 81/177.4)
  • Patent number: 10730176
    Abstract: A hand tool comprises a handle having a central area having a lower end and an upper end and a pair of outwardly extending arms at the upper end, and a shaft having a fixed end connected to the lower end of the central area and an open opposite end for receiving a tool bit. A ratchet mechanism is formed between the shaft and the central area to control rotational movement of the shaft. A ring is releasably mounted on the shaft and capable of limited movement relative to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: David Plehn-Citrone
  • Patent number: 10729473
    Abstract: A fixing system for cervical vertebrae includes a fixing apparatus for cervical vertebrae in which a cervical vertebrae-fixing plate is made close contact with cervical vertebrae and a screw is inserted into the cervical vertebrae through a screw hole formed in the cervical vertebrae-fixing plate, and a driver that rotates the screw. Here, clips for holding the inserted screw are provided in the screw hole, a convex portion is positioned at the rear of a front end portion of the driver which is fitted in a groove on the screw, and the driver loosens the inserted screw while spreading the clips using the convex portion, when the inserted screw is loosened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Kyoung Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10632597
    Abstract: A foldable handle includes a connection section and a grip section. A recess is defined in the connection section and a function part is located in the recess. A restriction unit extends through the connection section to pivotably connect the function part to the connection section. The restriction unit is operated to restrict the function part to be co-axial with the handle, or to restrict the function part to be an angle relative to the handle. The function part includes a neck received in the recess so as to make the foldable handle be compact for convenience of storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Yi-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 10618158
    Abstract: An auxiliary handle for hex wrenches includes a housing, a stem and a knob. The stem is mounted in the housing and is fixedly connected with the knob. The entire outer circumferential surface of the stem is provided with a plurality of mounting slots of different sizes along the axial direction of the stem. The right end wall surface of the housing is provided with a notch that can be connected to the mounting slots. The inner wall of the left end of the housing is correspondingly provided with a flat spring. The knob is rotatable to drive the stem to rotate around the axial direction in the housing so that one of the mounting slots connects to the notch and is opposite to the flat spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ningbo King Mount Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yifeng Liu
  • Patent number: 10545086
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a friction coefficient measurement apparatus which measures an angle of relative torsion caused by a friction between a road surface friction measuring rubber attached strip and a road surface and the friction coefficient measurement apparatus which is able to reduce operator taken for work of replacing the road surface friction measuring rubber attached strip with new one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPO SANGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironari Abe, Kosuke Abe, Noboru Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10525584
    Abstract: A removable, universal, multi-bit holster and method for storing multiple bits, for example, on a hand-held drill. The removable multi-bit holster comprises a cylindrical housing having a first surface and a second, opposing surface and a substantially sold volume there between. The housing comprises a center aperture and a plurality of cavities therein. The plurality of cavities are configured to each receive a drill bit therein. The aperture is configured for engagement with a bit-holder portion of the hand-held drill, such that the cylindrical housing is removably securable to the bit holder of the hand-held drill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Shane Nordness
  • Patent number: 10399631
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein relate to cycling. More specifically, the systems and methods described herein relate to an integrated cycling tool. The cycling tool may be integrated into the bicycle components to reduce the external modifications to a bicycle. This may enable a cyclist to carry a tool with them without the worry of carrying the tool, or the tool falling off the bicycle. The cycling tool may comprise multiple components and may be used to fix various parts of a bicycle. The cycling tool may fit within the confines of the bicycle and provide minimal to no impact to the rider or the functionality and performance of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Evan J. DeGray
  • Patent number: 10370055
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein relate to cycling. More specifically, the systems and methods described herein relate to an integrated cycling tool. The cycling tool may be integrated into the bicycle components to reduce the external modifications to a bicycle. This may enable a cyclist to carry a tool with them without the worry of carrying the tool, or the tool falling off the bicycle. The cycling tool may comprise multiple components and may be used to fix various parts of a bicycle. The cycling tool may fit within the confines of the bicycle and provide minimal to no impact to the rider or the functionality and performance of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Evan J. DeGray
  • Patent number: 10292750
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and methods for improving the cleaning and/or sterilization of medical instruments and related tools, such as a cleanable ratcheting module that can be attached to various surgical instruments used during surgery, and then easily and efficiently cleaned. Cleaning of the tool is facilitated by various ports and/or openings in the device that allow for cleaning fluids, liquids and/or other gases to freely flow through interior aspects of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: James A. Rinner
  • Patent number: 10274100
    Abstract: A double paired water key has a handle with two opposite ends, a shaft extending from one end of the handle, two opposite ends upon the shaft, and at least two concentric openings extending into each end of the shaft where a user may select a pair of openings on the shaft extending from the handle. The openings have various internal shapes, preferably square, and at least two different widths. In each pair of openings, the opening with the least width has its position inwardly from the remaining opening, towards the handle. Each shaft has a tip with at least two sizes of opening. The two ends of the shaft provide four sizes of opening readily selected by a user. Each opening has rounded corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Mickel R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10195732
    Abstract: A hand tool includes a handle, a press member, a shank body and multiple latch assemblies. The handle is formed with a receiving cavity and a locating hole in communication with the receiving cavity. The press member is movably disposed in the locating hole. The shank body is fitted in the receiving cavity and movable relative to the handle. The shank body is formed with multiple sockets. The latch assemblies are respectively mounted in the sockets. When the shank body is moved, (for example, slid or rotated) relative to the handle to make one of the sockets aligned with the locating hole, the latch assembly latches the shank body with the handle. When pressing the press member, the latch assembly unlatches the shank body from the handle, the shank body is movable relative to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KABO TOOL COMPANY
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10112292
    Abstract: A handheld tool is disclosed herein. The tool may include a central member comprising a first and second end. The tool also may include a plurality of storage pockets disposed within the central member about the first end of the central member. The storage pockets may be configured to store one or more tool accessories therein. The tool also may include a forward member comprising a first and second end. The second end of the forward member may be attachable to the first end of the central member. The tool may include a recessed attachment point disposed on the first end of the forward member. In some instances, the tool accessories may be attachable to the recessed attachment point. The tool may include a rear member comprising a first and second end. The first end of the rear member may be attachable to the second end of the central member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Shane Keng
  • Patent number: 10040188
    Abstract: The present invention discloses one-piece combinational tool that a worker can use to remove a nut or bolt. The combinational tool is a ratchet handle having an elongated ratchet shaft and a built-in extension bar. The ratchet shaft comprises a head portion, a tail portion and a transitional middle portion connecting the two. The head portion comprises a square drive log and a hexagonal attachment, disposed on opposing surfaces of the ratchet shaft. The tail portion comprise a hollow chamber which can accommodate the extension bar when it is not used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TEST RITE PRODUCT CORP.
    Inventor: Kevin Kai Huang
  • Patent number: 9949820
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a delivery device and screw combination. The combination includes a delivery device comprising a handle and a shaft coupled to the handle, the shaft including a proximal end, a distal end, a non-circular cannulation, and markings along a length of the shaft; an interference screw coupled to the delivery device comprising a proximal end and a distal end, the screw including threads extending in an open helical form from the proximal end to the distal end, a suture bridge located at a distal end of the screw and housed within a slot of the delivery device shaft, and a plurality of runners extending longitudinally along an interior of the screw, the runners housed within grooves of the delivery device shaft; and a suture disposed around the suture bridge, ends of the suture extending through the cannulation of the delivery device shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Edwin Housman, Paul Steven Vincuilla, Peter James Cashmore, Rebecca Ann Blough, Wei Li Fan
  • Patent number: 9931739
    Abstract: A screwdriver includes a main body and a switch. The main body is coupled to a handle and includes a pair of parallel, spaced apart slots, and a pawl positioned in each slot. Each pawl is biased outwardly by a spring. The switch is pivotable relative to the main body, and the switch includes a groove extending along an arcuate portion of an inner surface. Pivoting the switch in a first direction moves the switch toward a first position in which the groove is positioned in-line with the first pawl. When the switch is in the first position, the first pawl extends outwardly from the slot and engages the internal tooth surface such that application of a torque in a first direction drives a shank in the first direction and application of a torque in the second direction causes the shank to ratchet relative to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Collin J. Nelson, Steven W. Hyma, Grant T. Squiers, James A. Cemke, Jr., Abhijeet A. Khangar
  • Patent number: 9855652
    Abstract: A ratchet wrench tool set includes a box, tool bits receivable in the box, two side boards mounted to two sides of the box, and a ratcheting device. The ratcheting device includes a rotary connection plate to which a ratcheting head is mounted. The rotary connection plate is rotatably mounted to the two side boards and rotatable between an operation position and a storage position and includes a constraint step section. The slidable constraint cover has a front end that forms a constraint projection section and is slidably mounted between the two side boards. When the slidable constraint cover is moved frontwards, the constraint projection section engages the constraint step section to retain the ratcheting device in the operation position and when the slidable constraint cover is moved rearward, the constraint projection section disengages from the constraint step section to allow the ratcheting device to rotate to the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Chen, Chao-Yuan Yang
  • Patent number: 9796070
    Abstract: A multi-function handle includes a connecting rod and a handle. The handle has an accommodation cavity therein. One end of the connecting rod is secured in the accommodation cavity from either of two ends of the handle, enabling the length of the connecting rod exposed out of the handle to be different. The present invention has a simple structure and an adjustable length, and is convenient for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SHANGHAI EASY-USE TOOLS ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shiyu Sun
  • Patent number: 9776295
    Abstract: A hand power tool includes a tool receiver configured to receive a tool. The tool has an outer polygonal coupling and the tool receiver has an inner receiver including, at least portionally, a rotary driver profile. The tool receiver is provided on an associated tool housing, in which there is a drum-type tool change magazine having at least one tool chamber configured to store the tool. The tool chamber is configured to be aligned so as to be flush with the tool receiver to enable the tool to slide from the tool chamber into the inner receiver or from the inner receiver into the tool chamber. An alignment element is configured to align the outer polygonal coupling as the tool slides from the tool chamber into the inner receiver to enable the outer polygonal coupling to slide into the rotary driver profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Attila Nagy
  • Patent number: 9539719
    Abstract: A locking, reversible blade, screwdriver is provided. The screwdriver incorporates a reversible blade; one end is a flat blade for latches or any application that requires a durable flat blade screwdriver, the opposing end is a drive bit holder which could be a magnetic bit holder, C clip bit holder, ball type bit holder etc., or any combination which will accept a variety of drive bit types. The blade can be inserted into the handle with the desired end exposed, where it is secured in place with a ball lock. One hand digital intervention releases the blade. A threaded removable end cap at the opposite end of the handle exposes a selector. This selector, when rotated allows access to one of several tubes holding drive bits for the bit holder end of the blade. The end cap has a wide comfortable flat base with a perimeter recess which acts as a finger grip and the flat base allows the screwdriver to sit on its end for one handed fastener loading on a drive bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Ronald James Geibel
  • Patent number: 9517550
    Abstract: A dual-head tool has a handle with a longitudinal bore extending longitudinally its entire length. A shaft is housed within the bore and may be slid longitudinally to expose either of its two tool heads, but not both simultaneously. A lock arm is pushed down so that it is flush with the shaft and handle and a cam on the lock arm engages a recess in the shaft so that the shaft is firmly held extending out of one side of the handle to allow use of one of the tool heads. The head of the lock arm covers the open end of the bore not in use. A piston biased by a spring engages a keyway in the shaft to prevent the shaft from being removed from the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Douglas Palmisano
  • Patent number: 9421674
    Abstract: A ratchet driving tool includes a handle having a lateral aperture, a housing pivotally attached to the handle and having a hole aligned with the aperture of the handle, and two depressions formed in the housing and communicating with the hole of the housing, a ratchet driving mechanism is attached to the housing, a latch is slidably engaged in the through hole of the housing and the aperture of the handle, the latch includes a key slidably engageable with either of the depressions of the housing for anchoring the housing to the handle at a selected angular position and for allowing the ratchet driving tool to be easily actuated or operated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Te Chen Chu
  • Patent number: 9333076
    Abstract: Apparatus for use with a prosthetic heart valve includes a holder, to which the heart valve is releasably attached, and an elongated handle. The handle can be connected to the holder simply by pushing a distal end of the handle straight into a recess in the holder. After this has been done, the holder preferably releasable latches onto the handle, and the handle can also be rotated about its longitudinal axis to transmit torque to the holder (e.g., a rotatable portion of the holder). Rotation of such a rotatable portion of the holder can be used to deflect portions of the valve radially inward. This operation of a rotatable portion of the holder is preferably one-way-only. The handle can be released from the holder at any time, and it can similarly be reconnected to the holder at any time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian James Edquist, Melinda Kaye Kovach, Timothy John McGill, Julia Ann Neuman, Matt Quest, Ralph J. Thomas, Scott Patrick Thome
  • Patent number: 9266232
    Abstract: A wrench comprising a bar extending between a left end and a right end, wherein the bar defines a left detent adjacent the left end, a right detent adjacent the right end, and a center detent in the center of the bar; a left handle removably attached to the left end, the left handle defining a chamber suitable for storing at least one socket; a right handle removably attached to the right end, the right handle defining a chamber suitable for storing at least one elongate extender element; a stub element configured at a first end to be slidingly attached to the bar, and configured at a second end to receive a socket, the stub element including a mating detent configured to sequentially mate with each of the left detent, the right detent, and the center detent as the stub element is slid along the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ALLTRADE TOOLS INC.
    Inventor: Hector R. Hernandez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9186196
    Abstract: A modular impactor head includes a load transfer member, a base, and a locking assembly. The base defines a space sized and configured to receive the load transfer member therein and to constrain movement of the load transfer member relative to the base in a plurality of directions. The locking assembly is sized and configured to constrain movement of the load transfer member with respect to the base in at least one direction such that the load transfer member is fixed to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: MICROPORT ORTHODPEDICS HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventor: John Michael Green, II
  • Patent number: 9186781
    Abstract: A ratchet screwdriver includes a handle receiving a rod coupled with a coupling sleeve. A spring is received in each of two recesses of the coupling sleeve and presses against one of two pawls abutting against abutment faces of the recesses. An output member has a ratchet portion mounted around the coupling sleeve and having ratchet teeth. The output device includes an output portion. Each spring biases one of the pawls. A switch ring mounted around the ratchet portion includes a pressing portion selectively pressing against and selectively disengaging one of the pawls from the ratchet teeth when the switch ring is rotated relative to the coupling sleeve to selectively engage a positioning device with one of positioning grooves in the switch ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Tzu-Chien Wang
  • Patent number: 9144900
    Abstract: A pocket hand tool comprises a tubular shank (1) with a hexagonal bore, the proximal end (1c) being provided with an aperture (3) and a slot (6) for receiving a bit retainer clip (4) and a coin (8)/door key (8?) respectively. The clip thus serves a dual function and the slot enables the torque applied by the tool to be increased by using the coin as a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: True Brands Limited
    Inventor: Lee Berman
  • Publication number: 20150082950
    Abstract: A radial foldout tool includes a body with opposing ends and one or more sets of tool drivers. A first set of tool drivers are positioned on/near a first end and a second set of tool drivers are positioned on/near a second end. The tool drivers are contained within channels of the body when in a closed position. The tool drivers are also contained in a plurality of planes. The tool drivers open by rotating/moving in a direction at least perpendicular to a neighboring tool driver. When they are in an open position, each of the tool drivers are in/near the center of the end of the body. By being positioned in/near the center of the end, the radial foldout tool is able to be gripped and turned in a fashion similar to a standard screwdriver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Robert J. Gallegos, Steven Simas Escobar, Anders Scot Hudson, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik Ruiz, Yugen Patrick Lockhart, Howard Allen Wilson, Eric M. Colton
  • Publication number: 20150013506
    Abstract: A biaxial foldout tool includes a body with opposing ends and one or more sets of tool drivers. The opposing ends are rotated 90° from each other. A first set of tool drivers is positioned on/near a first end and rotates about a first hinge; a second set of tool drivers is positioned on/near a second end and rotates about a second hinge. A first portion of the first set opens in a direction counter to an open direction of a second portion of the first set of tool drivers. A first portion of the second set opens in a direction counter to an open direction of a second portion of the second set of tool drivers. When tool drivers are in an open position, internal stops prevent the tool drivers from opening past a predetermined angle. The tool drivers are contained within channels of the body when in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Robert J. Gallegos, Steven Simas Escobar, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik Ruiz, Yugen Patrick Lockhart
  • Patent number: 8875601
    Abstract: A biaxial foldout tool includes a body with opposing ends and one or more sets of tool drivers. The opposing ends are rotated 90° from each other. A first set of tool drivers is positioned on/near a first end and rotates about a first hinge; a second set of tool drivers is positioned on/near a second end and rotates about a second hinge. A first portion of the first set opens in a direction counter to an open direction of a second portion of the first set of tool drivers. A first portion of the second set opens in a direction counter to an open direction of a second portion of the second set of tool drivers. When tool drivers are in an open position, internal stops prevent the tool drivers from opening past a predetermined angle. The tool drivers are contained within channels of the body when in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: WAGIC, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Robert J. Gallegos, Steven Simas Escobar, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik Ruiz, Yugen Patrick Lockhart
  • Patent number: 8869662
    Abstract: An implement-storing tool-handle and a sliding cover for the tool handle where the implement-storing tool-handle heel includes one or more first apertures in the cover allows extension of a telescopic implement such as a pick-up magnetic wand stored in the handle heel when the cover is in any of one or more first pre-determined positions. The sliding cover for the implement-storing tool-handle heel may further include one or more second apertures in the cover conformed to allow retrieval of a bit stored in the handle only when the cover is in any of one or more second pre-determined positions, where the second predetermined positions coincide with one or more of the first predetermined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Combined Products Co. #1 Inc
    Inventor: Burton Kozak
  • Patent number: 8869657
    Abstract: A driver handle includes stored bits and passages to retain the bits during a transition from storage to use. A rod extends from the rear of each bit and an enlarged bulb is formed on the end of each rod. The passages provide passage of the bulb and a narrow slot reaching from the passage to the exterior of the driver handle allowing passage of the rod. The bits are thus movably retained in the driver handle and may be withdrawn while leaving the bulb in the handle. The bit is then moved to a shaft extending from the handle for use and the bulb slides through the passage without escaping from the driver handle preventing the bit from being separated from the driver handle and being misplaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Mohamad Matar
  • Patent number: 8833214
    Abstract: A tool handle includes a handle receiving a bit seat movable between a storage received in a compartment of the handle and an extended position partially outside of the handle. The bit seat includes a pivotable seat, a reciprocating member, a coupling seat, and an end cap. The reciprocating member includes a resilient arm abutting against an abutment wall of the pivotable base to constrain movement. The end cap includes a tongue extending through and engaged in a central hole of the coupling seat and a receiving hole of the reciprocating member. The end cap covers an opening of the compartment when the bit seat is in the storage position. The coupling seat receives screwdriver bits. The coupling seat is located outside of the compartment when the bit seat is in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Tzu-Chien Wang
  • Patent number: 8826782
    Abstract: A rotatable tool handle comprises a first part and a second part which can be switched between an in-line position and an angle position. Further, the locking structure for fixing the first and second parts is disposed between the connecting structures of the first and second parts, so that the engaging points of the first and second parts lie on the rotation axis of the two parts. Moreover, the portion of the first part for forming the recess is harder than the rest of the first part, and the portion of the second part for forming the pivot portion is harder than the rest of the second part, so as to enhance the structural strength of the engaging structure of the first and second parts of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Infar Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: I-Su Chen
  • Patent number: 8813613
    Abstract: An exemplary screwdriver includes a handle unit, head units for operating different kinds of fasteners, a head reception unit fixed on the handle unit and receiving the head units therein, and a pole unit fixed on the handle unit. Each of the head units is removably attachable on the pole unit so that the screwdriver can operate the different kinds of fasteners as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yan-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 8813614
    Abstract: A multi-bit tool (1) including a housing (2) and a drive input shaft (3). The housing incorporates at least two storage recesses (5) accessible from outside the housing. The housing may include a first (6) and a second (7) socket, each axially aligned with the drive input shaft, the first socket being smaller than the second socket and positioned intermediate the second socket and the drive input shaft such that tool bits (4) driven by the first socket pass through the second socket to drivably engage with the first socket. It is preferable that the storage recesses communicate with a central bore to permit the active bit to be internally interchanged. To this end the housing may further incorporate a bore axially aligned with the drive input shaft and the first and second sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Crewe-Tech Pty Ltd
    Inventor: William Crewe
  • Patent number: 8806991
    Abstract: A multi-bit tool comprises a housing having a bit chuck with a bit-receiving opening. A substantially rigid main frame member defines a plurality of longitudinal channels and is disposed within the housing such that each of the plurality of longitudinal channels is generally aligned along the longitudinal axis of the multi-bit tool. A plurality of spring loaded actuator mechanisms are mounted in rigidly retained relation within one channel of the frame member. Each spring loaded actuator mechanism has a carriage member movable between a rearward position and a forward position, and a trigger member movable between a rest position, a forward triggering position and a rearward triggering position. The carriage member is moved to its rearward position by movement of the trigger member to its rearward triggering position and the carriage member is moved to its forward position by movement of the trigger member to its forward triggering position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Gerard Grand
  • Publication number: 20140144296
    Abstract: A handle of a screwdriver includes a body having a first open end and a second open end. A space is defined in the body and located between the first and second open ends. The space communicates with the first and second open ends. Multiple first connection portions are formed in inside of the first open end and connected with a stop formed in inside of the space. An intermediate member has multiple second connection portions on outside thereof, and the second connection portions are located corresponding to the first connection portions. The intermediate member has a first end contacting the stop, and a second end covers the first open end of the body. The intermediate member has third connection portions on inside thereof. A cap has an extension which has multiple fourth connection portions located corresponding to the third connection portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: GONG FONG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Lum CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140102262
    Abstract: A device includes a body having a first end, a second end, and four faces. The device is configured to stand upright on the second end. A plurality of tools is stored against the four faces in a closed position. A first face and a second face each includes a bit storage that holds at least one socket. A third face includes a drive, a can opener, and a blade. The drive and the can opener rotate about a first rotatable mechanism coupled to the second end. The blade rotates about an insert coupled to the first end. A fourth face includes a first set of tool drivers that rotates about a second rotatable mechanism coupled to the second end and a second set of tool drivers that rotates about a third rotatable mechanism coupled to the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: WAGIC INC.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Robert J. Gallegos, Steven Simas Escobar, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik Ruiz, Yugen Patrick Lockhart
  • Publication number: 20140090521
    Abstract: A screw bit holder includes a handle. The handle has a chamber at an upper part thereof. The handle includes a first fixing rod fixed at a lower end thereof for mounting a screw bit. A fixing shaft is provided in the chamber of the handle for fixing a plurality of screw bits. The fixing shaft comprises a second fixing rod at one end thereof. The second fixing rod is adapted to fix the screw bit for timepiece. The screw bit holder further comprises a fixing disc. The fixing disc has a central through hole. The fixing disc is fitted on the outside of the fixing shaft through the through hole. The fixing disc has a plurality of fixing troughs around an outer side thereof. The screw bits are secured through the fixing troughs. The screw bits can be stored in the handle to prevent them from losing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Shiyu Sun
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8616096
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hand-held tool that may be held in the palm of a hand, the hand-held tool being of adequate length and size to allow users to comfortably transfer the tool from a palm grip to a pen grip to maintain the use of the fingers and the thumb when the hand tool is stored in the palm. The hand tool is also equipped with a retractable or nonretractable torque drive shaft designed to allow the fingers and thumb of a user to be rotated freely when the tool is in palm grip and capable of transmitting torque through the housing when an axial pressure force is placed along the drive shaft to engage the tool head with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Loggerhead Tools LLC
    Inventor: Daniel P. Brown
  • Patent number: 8607673
    Abstract: A tool having a collar disposed rearward of a movable sleeve or tool attachment so as to deflect objects away from the rearward edge of the sleeve or tool attachment when in the tool attachment lock position thereby preventing inadvertent release of the tool attachment during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: James B. Marson
  • Patent number: 8590432
    Abstract: A handle for a hand tool includes a body, a guider, and a movable assembly. The body has a chamber, a connecting portion, and an opening. The chamber is defined in the body. The connecting portion is defined in the body for assembling a tool bit. The opening is defined in the body and communicating with the chamber. The guider is inserted into the chamber. The guider has a spindle, a first positioner, a second positioner, and multiple guiding fins. The movable assembly includes a clamping seat movably received in the chamber and a puller mounted on the clamping seat. The clamping seat has a through hole, a shoulder, and multiple clamping units. The through hole is defined through the clamping seat for receiving the guider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Tzu-Chien Wang
  • Patent number: 8561507
    Abstract: A screwdriver contains a front part including a connector and a number of ribs, between each two ribs being defined a chamber; a middle part including a central block and a plurality of extending wings, the central block including an orifice, each extending wing including a slot; a rear part including a cover, a shaft, and a plurality of pegs; a plurality of seats axially connected between the two extending wings and the two pegs and located at the chamber of the front part, and each seat being moved between a storing position and an operating position by an external force; a number of bits, each including one end to be inserted into the seat when the screwdriver is operated, the seat is moved toward an operating positions so that another end of the seats extends out of the chamber of the front part to take out a desired bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Yung-Hsu Huang
  • Publication number: 20130263702
    Abstract: A pocket hand tool comprises a tubular shank (1) with a hexagonal bore, the proximal end (1c) being provided with an aperture (3) and a slot (6) for receiving a bit retainer dip (4) and a coin (8)/door key (8?) respectively. The dip thus serves a dual function and the slot enables the torque applied by the tool to be increased by using the coin as a handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: LEE BERMAN
  • Publication number: 20130263703
    Abstract: A biaxial foldout tool includes a body with opposing ends and one or more sets of tool drivers. The opposing ends are rotated 90° from each other. A first set of tool drivers is positioned on/near a first end and rotates about a first hinge; a second set of tool drivers is positioned on/near a second end and rotates about a second hinge. A first portion of the first set opens in a direction counter to an open direction of a second portion of the first set of tool drivers. A first portion of the second set opens in a direction counter to an open direction of a second portion of the second set of tool drivers. When tool drivers are in an open position, internal stops prevent the tool drivers from opening past a predetermined angle. The tool drivers are contained within channels of the body when in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: WAGIC, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Robert J. Gallegos, Steven Simas Escobar, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik Ruiz, Yugen Patrick Lockhart
  • Publication number: 20130239757
    Abstract: A rotatable tool handle comprises a first part and a second part which can be switched between an in-line position and an angle position. Further, the locking structure for fixing the first and second parts is disposed between the connecting structures of the first and second parts, so that the engaging points of the first and second parts lie on the rotation axis of the two parts. Moreover, the portion of the first part for forming the recess is harder than the rest of the first part, and the portion of the second part for forming the pivot portion is harder than the rest of the second part, so as to enhance the structural strength of the engaging structure of the first and second parts of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: I-Su CHEN
  • Patent number: 8534166
    Abstract: A screwdriver for an inherent tool bit set includes a screwdriver device, a cover member and at least one control set. The screwdriver device has an accommodating portion at one end. A plurality of accommodating rooms is formed on the accommodating portion for receiving a tool bit set. At least one spring room is deposited on the accommodating portion. The screwdriver device has a working shaft at another end. The cover member has a receiving space. At least one through hole is opened on the cover member. The through hole corresponds to the spring room. The control set is assembled between the spring room and the through hole. Thus, a user presses the control set into the spring rooms for separating the cover member from the screwdriver device and takes a tool bit to assemble to the working shaft for screwing or loosing bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Shao-Hsien Hsu
  • Patent number: 8490523
    Abstract: A locking folding tool is disclosed. The folding tool comprises a housing having a pair of sidewalls in spaced relation to each other, and a support extending transversely between the pair of sidewalls. The folding tool may further have a plurality of work tools pivotally supported by the support. As such, the support may define a pivot axis for the work tools. Each work tool may further have an associated lock engaging member. The folding tool may also include a lock member movable between a first position and a second position. When the lock member is in the first position, it may engage the lock engaging members so that each of the work tools is inhibited from pivoting about the support. When the lock member is in the second position, it may disengage the lock engaging member so that the work tools are pivotable about the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Tsai, Thomas Pelletier
  • Patent number: RE44675
    Abstract: A foldable tool kit having a body constructed of a single elongate member to which is secured a plurality of individual tools pivotally movable about a pin between a folded position and a working position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Bicycle Tools Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric H. Hawkins, Pierre A. G. Oster