Having Terminal Cross Arm Patents (Class 81/177.5)
  • Patent number: 10842649
    Abstract: An operating instrument includes a housing, a chassis, a first and second drive shaft, a gear assembly, a switch assembly, and a bearing lock assembly. The first and second drive shafts each has a first portion supported by the chassis in the housing and a second portion extending out of the housing. The gear assembly includes a first gear member fixedly received on the first portion of the first drive shaft and a second gear member slidably received on the first portion of the second drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SpineEX, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Rogers, Robyn Burrows-Ownbey
  • Patent number: 10800015
    Abstract: A concave drive shaft in combination with a power tool includes: the power tool, a drive shaft and a sleeve. The drive shaft is disposed in a power tool, and has a recess. The sleeve has a coupling post provided for inserting into the recess, so that the sleeve is assembled to the drive shaft. The position where the sleeve is connected to the drive shaft is located in the power tool, so that the portion of the sleeve located outside the power tool is shortened, which allows the power tool to be used in a narrow working environment after the sleeve is assembled to the power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Apach Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi-Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10736393
    Abstract: An assistive device and a method of facilitating removal of a card is provided. The assistive device includes a first portion and a second portion extending from a first end of the first portion. The second portion having a first surface arranged on an angle relative to the first portion. At least one pad is disposed on the second portion. A lip extends from a second end of the first portion, the lip having a width smaller than a thickness of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY, AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Judy L. Cezeaux, Patricia Fatima Dos Santos, Joseph Salvatore Gucciardi, Dimitrios John Kastrinakis, Patricia Ann Meyers
  • Patent number: 10441436
    Abstract: A surgical tool and method used to extract an acetabular cup from an acetabulum with minimal or no bone damage even if there has been significant bone ingrowth prior to the extraction process. The tool is designed for use with a reverse hip prosthesis wherein the acetabular cup comprises a stem extending from its concave surface and an acetabular ball is affixed to the stem. The tool is rotated on the ball and a blade is thereby caused to rotate adjacent or in close proximity to a convex surface of the cup in a position between the acetabular bone and the cup, thereby separating the cup from the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HIP INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Zafer Termanini, Brian Vanhiel, Adam Ambrecht
  • Patent number: 10391624
    Abstract: A power tool including a housing, a motor, an output shaft, a cartridge, a connecting shaft, a restrictor, and a slider. The connecting shaft is configured to move between a working status in which the connecting shaft is coupled with a first tool bit in a first tool chamber which the connecting shaft passing through, and a release status in which the connecting shaft is separated from the first tool chamber. The restrictor is configured to move between a first position and a second position. The slider is configured to move along an axial direction to cause the restrictor to be moved from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: POSITEC POWER TOOLS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shisong Zhang, Hongfeng Zhong, Xiaoli Pang, Jingtao Xu, Paolo Andriolo, Ka Tat Kelvin Wong, Zhi Chen
  • Patent number: 9999965
    Abstract: A detachable and torque-adjustable cross wrench includes a primary bar and a torque-setting secondary bar, and an end of the primary bar is a socket insertion end and the other end of the primary bar is installed with an assistant turning handle provided for pivoting. A penetrating hole formed at a thickening middle section is provided for connecting the torque-setting secondary bar to form a cross wrench. The torque-setting secondary bar includes a plugging inner rod with a spacer ring slot, a force applying outer rod containing a torque-setting module, a handheld turning handle, an elastic pushing member, a torque-adjusting screw cap and a retaining ring. The torque-adjusting screw cap is provided for rotating and adjusting the torque-setting module to a predetermined torque value, so as to achieve an expected torque-setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Jun-Tsai Shyu
  • Patent number: 9669457
    Abstract: A rivet for blind fastening may include a screw with a handling element, a break groove, a head separated from the handling element by the break groove, and a threaded part. The rivet may also include a sleeve with a collar and a tubular shank having an internal thread intended to come into engagement with the threaded part of the screw. The handling element includes a first handling portion able to guide introduction of the rivet in a setting tool, and a second handling portion able to transmit a torque, the two handling portions being separated by a blocking portion able to limit an axial movement of the rivet in a setting tool. A setting nose may be used for installing such a rivet, and the rivet, setting nose and a setting method can be used in the assembly of aircraft structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: LISI Aerospace
    Inventors: Frederic Bigot, Jerome Couderc, Olivier Gay, Guy Pailhories
  • Patent number: 9505109
    Abstract: A torque wrench for use in driving fasteners is provided. The wrench includes an electronics unit disposed within a body of the wrench that is capable of sensing and measuring the torque applied to a fastener by the wrench and providing an output of the level of torque to the user. The electronics unit is also disposed within a barrier in the body that isolates the unit from the exterior environment around the wrench. The data sensed by the electronics unit can be utilized to provide feedback to the user regarding the operation of the wrench, and to monitor the overall operation of the wrench for calibration purposes, among other functions. During use, the wrench can provide the user with visual, audible and tactile feedback regarding the operation of the device relative to stored maximum torque values stored in the electronics unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Gauthier Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Gauthier, Austin R. S. Braganza, Dean Jeutter, Stacy Gauthier
  • Patent number: 9498870
    Abstract: The tool includes a body having an aperture disposed transversely there-through and tool bits disposed at either end. In use two tools are mated together by disposing the end of one tool through the aperture of another, thereby forming a tool having an operative portion and a torque handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: TITAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Williams Davis
  • Patent number: 9486901
    Abstract: A socket wrench includes a head unit with two lug members, a tubular shaft, a handle rod, a first spring-loaded member disposed to permit the tubular shaft to be rotatably engaged with the head unit, and a second spring-loaded member disposed to permit the handle rod to be slidably engaged with the tubular shaft. The handle rod has front and rear end segments each having a cavity configured such that when the handle rod is displaced to a forward or rearward position, the second spring-loaded member is engaged therein, and such that when the handle rod is moved away from the forward or rearward position, the second spring-loaded member can slide out of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Jen-Chu Tsai
  • Patent number: 9239107
    Abstract: A neutral locking system for a vehicle includes a park release shaft and a neutral locking tool. The park release shaft is operatively connected to the transmission such that rotation of the park release shaft places the transmission in a neutral state. The tool is configured to couple to the park release shaft such that rotation of the tool rotates the park release shaft. The tool can also include a sliding locking pin having a first position allowing rotation of the tool within an engine compartment and a second position in which the pin contacts a component in the engine compartment to limit rotation of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Daric J. Galden
  • Patent number: 8967023
    Abstract: An internal hexagonal wrench power assisting shank is disposed with several through holes capable of matching with a diameter of the used power assisting shank and a first gap, and a connection hole is disposed thereon. Different types of handle shanks can be connected through the connection hole. The shank is suitable for internal hexagonal wrenches having different types and can be joined with different kinds of handle shanks such as a straight shank, the ratchet, and an L-shaped hand shank to have flexibility and convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Shanghai Easy-Use Tools Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shiyu Sun
  • Patent number: 8714058
    Abstract: A torque wrench for use in driving fasteners is provided. The wrench includes an electronics unit disposed within a body of the wrench that is capable of sensing and measuring the torque applied to a fastener by the wrench and providing an output of the level of torque to the user. The electronics unit is also disposed within a barrier in the body that isolates the unit from the exterior environment around the wrench. The data sensed by the electronics unit can be utilized to provide feedback to the user regarding the operation of the wrench, and to monitor the overall operation of the wrench for calibration purposes, among other functions. During use, the wrench can provide the user with visual, audible and tactile feedback regarding the operation of the device relative to stored maximum torque values stored in the electronics unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Gauthier Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Gauthier, Austin R. S. Braganza, Ronald Fedder, Dean Jeutter, Stacy Gauthier
  • Patent number: 8707489
    Abstract: A tool for removing lids from in-ground service boxes includes an elongated shaft having first and second ends, the first end including and open wrench socket. A first bar is rigidly connected to and extends from the second end of the shaft in a direction perpendicular to the axis of the shaft and ends in a pry tip. A second bar is also rigidly connected to and extends from the shaft at a position intermediate the two ends thereof. The said second bar extends in the same direction as and parallel to the first bar so that the device resembles the capital letter “F.” The shaft, and the first and second bars lie in the same plane so that the pry tip and the distal end of the second bar are can be simultaneously inserted into spaced apart openings in the lid to rotate the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Raymond A. Huhn
  • Patent number: 8656811
    Abstract: A foldable hand tool has a handle and a driving head. The handle has a driving head guide groove which extends along the handle and penetrates one side of the handle. A combined lug protrudes from an assembly end of the driving head and is fitted slidably with the driving head guide groove. The driving head is slidable along the driving head guide groove such that the driving head swings perpendicular to the handle. The hand tool can be positioned in a straight configuration or in a T-shaped pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Shih-Chi Ho
  • Patent number: 8621963
    Abstract: A dual purpose flip-out and T handle ratchet is able to be used in an L or modified L-handle orientation as well as a T handle orientation. The dual purpose flip-out and T handle includes a handle portion and a ratchet head and neck portion. The handle portion is coupled to the neck portion at a lockable hinge. The hinge allows the head and neck portion to rotate to an L or modified L-handle orientation or to a T handle orientation. When properly oriented the tool is able to be used to tighten or loosen objects such as screws or bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Wagic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Yugen Patrick Lockhart
  • Patent number: 8601914
    Abstract: An adapter for a socket wrench includes a shaft with two socket drivers disposed along the shaft. Each of the socket drivers can, independent from one another, rotate around the shaft and slide along the shaft in either direction. There are two stops at each end of the shaft to prevent the socket drivers from falling off the shaft. The socket drivers can be attached to a variety of different socket accessories and sockets so that torque applied to one of the socket drivers can be multiplied and exerted at the end of the other socket driver. One particular embodiment includes a shaft and pedal that aids a person in correctly and easily tightening or loosening lug nuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony Miller
  • Publication number: 20130263704
    Abstract: A wheel cylinder adjuster includes plural actuating discs able to match different-sized wheel cylinders, and a driving wrench able to be jointed with the actuating disc. The driving wrench has two ends of its shank respectively provided with right-handed threads and left-handed threads on the surface, having a crosswise insert hole respectively bored at an outer side of the right-handed threads and of the left-handed threads, and the shank has two ends respectively protruding outward to form a positioning rod to be inserted in the insert hole of the actuating disc. Two positioning sleeves are respectively combined with the right-handed threads and the left-handed threads at the two ends of the shank. A holding rod is inserted in either one of the two insert holes at two ends of the driving wrench, and a positioning stop plate is provided to fix one of the two positioning sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Shu-Hui CHEN
  • Patent number: 8528449
    Abstract: A driving tool includes a driving shaft and a bar which movably extends through the driving shaft. At least one of two end sections of the bar has a hole and a recess, wherein an engaging member is engaged with the hole and protrudes out from outer surface of the bar. The recess is defined axially in the end of the at least one end section and a control rod and a resilient member are received in the recess. The control rod includes a first notch and a second notch of different depths. When the control rod is operated to overcome a force of the resilient, the engaging member is engaged with the second notch, the engaging member is retracted into the at least one end section. The bar can be separated from the driving shaft so as to change the driving shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Chin-Shun Cheng
  • Patent number: 8485075
    Abstract: A torque wrench for use in driving fasteners is provided. The wrench includes an electronics unit disposed within a body of the wrench that is capable of sensing and measuring the torque applied to a fastener by the wrench and providing an output of the level of torque to the user. The electronics unit is also disposed within a barrier in the body that isolates the unit from the exterior environment around the wrench. The data sensed by the electronics unit can be utilized to provide feedback to the user regarding the operation of the wrench, and to monitor the overall operation of the wrench for calibration purposes, among other functions. During use, the wrench can provide the user with visual, audible and tactile feedback regarding the operation of the device relative to stored maximum torque values stored in the electronics unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Gauthier Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Gauthier, Austin R. S. Braganza, Dean C. Jeutter, Stacy A. Gauthier, Ronald J. Fedder
  • Patent number: 8459154
    Abstract: A hand-held tool includes a shaft, a grip movably sleeved on the shaft, a pivot seat pivotally mounted to a rear end of the shaft, a first positioning set is mounted into a terminal of the shaft relative to the pivot seat, a second positioning set embedded into an interior of the grip, an end-piece mounted onto a rear end of the grip, a tubular element rotatably mounted onto a front end of the grip and a limit set extending through the front end of the grip for limiting a rotating range of the tubular element. The total length and the shape of the hand-held tool is changeable sue to the relation between the grip and the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Tiee Sheng Enterprise Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Ching Kuei Lai
  • Patent number: 8348120
    Abstract: An auto hammer having a housing having a grip portion defining a central axis and a head assembly including a striking device which has a striking rod defining a central axis. The striking device is pivotable relative to the grip portion and the angle between the central axis of the grip and the central axis of the striking rod can range between 60° and 180°. The auto hammer thus provides a pivotable striking device and is thereby suitable for different working circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Chervon Limited
    Inventor: Gan Wei
  • Patent number: 8342060
    Abstract: A multi-function socket wrench includes a driving head, a handle, a pivot rod, a first elastic limit unit and a second elastic limit unit. The driving head is pivotally connected with the pivot rod. The driving head can be slidably moved on the handle through the pivot rod and the first elastic limit unit. The driving head and the handle are secured through the second elastic limit unit. The handle and the driving head of the multi-function socket wrench can be turned free as the demand of the user to be a T-shaped socket wrench or operated horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Chia-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 8336860
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a hand tool useful for gripping a chain or chain portion of a chain hoist. The tool comprises a shaft having a handle portion on one end and a body or ring portion on the other end which ring has an slot or cut-through therein through which a chain can be inserted into a central hole or opening of the ring; furthermore, an indention is provided in the ring wherein a link of a chain is captured in the indention thereby allowing the user to pull on the handle so as to move the chain a given distance. Thereafter, the chain is removed from the indention, repositioned in the center hole and the tool repositioned to a different link of the chain wherein the succeeding link is captured in the indention and the chain is again pulled another distance. By repeating this process, the chain can be pulled a great distance in a much easier manner than is currently available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Paul B. Powell, Paul L. Stephens
  • Patent number: 8256527
    Abstract: This invention provides an auto hammer comprising a housing, a head assembly including a striking device and transmission mechanism. The striking device includes a striking rod having a striking end. The transmission mechanism includes an impact wheel. The distance from the end surface of the striking end of the striking rod to the center of the impact wheel between 40 mm and 100 mm. This distance is arranged very small, in favor of the hammer being used in some narrow spaces. The auto hammer according to this invention meets the requirements of being used in narrow spaces by hands, thereby suitable for use in various circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Chervon Limited
    Inventor: Shuming Wu
  • Publication number: 20120167726
    Abstract: A driving tool includes a driving shaft and a bar which movably extends through the driving shaft. At least one of two end sections of the bar has a hole and a recess, wherein an engaging member is engaged with the hole and protrudes out from outer surface of the bar. The recess is defined axially in the end of the at least one end section and a control rod and a resilient member are received in the recess. The control rod includes a first notch and a second notch of different depths. When the control rod is operated to overcome a force of the resilient, the engaging member is engaged with the second notch, the engaging member is retracted into the at least one end section. The bar can be separated from the driving shaft so as to change the driving shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Chin-Shun Cheng
  • Patent number: 8051748
    Abstract: A toolkit includes a handle and at least one bit set. The handle is in the form of a plate including a first cavity defined in a middle portion and a second cavity defined in a terminal portion. The bit set includes a bit and a cap non-rotationally provided on the bit. The cap is non-rotationally inserted through the first cavity where only a mild torque is needed. The cap is non-rotationally inserted through the second cavity where a large torque is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Jack Lin
  • Publication number: 20110100166
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a T-Handle wrench. In one aspect, a wrench is provided that includes a shaped handle. The wrench further includes a plurality of jaws operatively attached to the handle. The wrench also includes a sleeve member disposed around the jaws. Additionally, the wrench includes a push button assembly configured to move the sleeve member relative to the jaws, wherein the movement of the sleeve member causes the jaws to move between a retracted position and an extended position. In another aspect, a method of operating a wrench is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Hrayr Darbinyan
  • Publication number: 20110079115
    Abstract: A handled ratcheting tool is able to be used in a standard, L handle or T handle orientation. The handled ratcheting tool includes a handle, a stem, a ratcheting mechanism and multiple tools. Multiple tools are coupled to the ratcheting mechanism which are able to form the L and T configurations depending on which tools are positioned in an open position and which are in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: WAGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Yugen Patrick Lockhart
  • Patent number: 7770495
    Abstract: A ratchet connector includes a driving element, a control ring, and a working element. A tooth block is disposed in an open groove of the driving element. Both sides of the tooth block have several teeth. The control ring is mounted on the driving element to control the tooth block to move along the bottom of the open groove. The working element is mounted on the driving element. The teeth of the tooth block engage with the ratchet teeth on an inner surface of the working element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Ping-Wen Huang
  • Publication number: 20100154603
    Abstract: A wrench comprises a handle connected to a housing. A socket is rotatably supported in the housing for ratcheting movement relative to the housing. A retaining member releasably secures a device in the socket. A retainer is supported on the housing and is movable between a first position and a second position. The retainer, when in the first position, at least partially overlays the socket. A plurality of guides orient a member relative to the socket. The guides are mounted in a rotatable body. A first handle is permanently connected to the housing and a second handle is removably connected to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Irwin Industrial Tool Company
    Inventors: Brandon Seth Cross, Derek James Nash
  • Patent number: 7739930
    Abstract: The invention relates to a universal key (1), particularly a control cabinet key, with multiple key arms (2a, 2b, 2c, 2d), on which tool heads (12a, 12b, 13a, 13b) and/or retainers (5) for attaching tool heads (12a, 12b, 13a, 13b) or bits (6) are arranged, where at least one key arm (2a, 2b) forms a pen-shaped, hollow handle (3), and the hollow handle (3) displays at least one opening (10, 11), through which at least one other key arm (2c, 2d) can be folded out and in. (FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Hermann Schunke
  • Patent number: 7603931
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for a T-shaped wrench having three drive stems including a base drive stem wherein the top portion of the wrench has opposing ends or drive stems which are 30 degrees offset from each other. The angularly offset drive stems of the top portion allow the wrench to be used in tight areas where other wrenches are not usable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Inventor: Paul Powell
  • Patent number: 7494304
    Abstract: A tool holder comprises an elongated body having a first end portion for receiving a handle and a second end portion with an adjustable tool retaining mechanism for holding a tool, an elongated handle releasably retained in the first end portion and being configured to be slideable between stop positions at opposite ends, and a release mechanism at the first end portion configured to enable the handle to be separated from the body when operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Patrick M. McAuliffe
  • Patent number: 7398712
    Abstract: A rotary impact tool comprises a driving portion; an axial portion; a handle enclosing the axial portion; and an impact portion being pivotally installed to the axial portion and rotatable with respect to the axial portion; wherein the rotatable impact portion causes that the tool is an impact tool and a rotation tool. A magnetic unit is installed in the impact portion for absorption. A bottom end of the driving portion has a resisting portion which is an elliptical cylinder with two ends being cut. A body extended from the axial portion and the body is formed with a plurality of holes. The axial portion is formed with a through hole. A C ring encloses the axial portion; the axial portion is connected to the impact portion by using the C ring; and thus the impact portion is rotatable with respect to the axial portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh
  • Patent number: 7373860
    Abstract: A screwdriver T-handle having an upright stem portion and a top horizontal cross-bar portion, and together they form a letter T shape in both face views thereof. A groove on each of those faces of the handle provides for reception of the user's thumb when the handle is being gripped by the remainder of the user's hand for rotation to apply a threaded fastener, and the cross-bar presents an S shape in top plan view thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: James A. Rinner
  • Patent number: 7331261
    Abstract: A crosswise wrench includes a prismatic core with a polygonal cross-section, a face plate nut head on one end and a working point on the other end. The wrench also includes three circular grooves and an extended element having face plate nut heads on its ends. The extended element has at least three identical pairs of apertures with mutually perpendicular axes crossing a longitudinal axis of the extended element at a right angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Inventors: Alexandr Alexandrovich Blizniuk, Andrey Borisovich Dobrynin
  • Patent number: 7311018
    Abstract: A wrench includes a handle, a joint movably mounted on the handle and a working unit pivotally connected to the joint. The handle pivots relative to the working unit between a first position, where the handle and the working unit extend perpendicular to each other, and a second position, where the handle and the working unit extend along a same axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Mou-Tang Liou
  • Patent number: 7305907
    Abstract: A multifunction tool according to the present disclosure is formed in a generally “Y” shape to provide leverage and control when the tools included in the first arm or the second arm are employed. The main stem includes a ratchet assembly for a male drive element. The male drive element is specifically sized to drive a wobble socket as well as function as a bearing press for skateboard wheels. The wobble socket has offset pivot points to suitably engage the deck fasteners securing the trucks. The first and second arms each include sockets specifically sized for skateboard fasteners. Each arm socket extends from it's respective arm a suitable distance to engage wheel nuts without interference. The intersection of the first and second arms may also include a recess for engaging a separate drive tool for philips head screws and or other suitable recessed drive fasteners such as allen, hex, torx or other fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: Scott Burwell
  • Patent number: 7243577
    Abstract: A lug wrench includes a ratchet-type assembly in at least one end of the wrench whereby lug nuts can be turned in the manner of a lug wrench and a ratchet-type wrench. The ratchet mechanism can be set to lock clockwise movement, counterclockwise movement or both directions which will allow the lug wrench to be operated in a convenient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Inventor: Wayne L. Morris
  • Patent number: 7243578
    Abstract: A multifunction tool according to the present disclosure is formed in a generally “Y” shape to provide leverage and control when the tools included in the first arm or the second arm are employed. The main stem includes a ratchet assembly for a male drive element. The male drive element is specifically sized to drive a wobble socket as well as function as a bearing press for skateboard wheels. The wobble socket has offset pivot points to suitably engage the deck fasteners securing the trucks. The first and second arms each include sockets specifically sized for skateboard fasteners. Each arm socket extends from it's respective arm a suitable distance to engage wheel nuts without interference. The intersection of the first and second arms may also include a recess for engaging a separate drive tool for philips head screws and or other suitable recessed drive fasteners such as allen, hex, torx or other fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Inventor: Scott Burwell
  • Patent number: 7228766
    Abstract: A detachable cross wrench includes a primary bar and a secondary bar. The primary bar has a thickening middle portion being formed at the center thereof. A turning handle is mounted on the other end of the primary bar. A lateral through hole is formed in the thickening middle portion for insertion of a secondary bar to create a cross type wrench. A longitudinal hole communicates the lateral through hole for receiving compression knob in cooperation with a resilient element and a positioning element. The compression knob has a slim portion in the middle thereof and an engaging portion at the lower portion thereof. Based on the above-mentioned configuration, the primary bar and the secondary bar can be easily and optionally engaged in place into one of the engaging grooves in the secondary bar for fulfilling the practical and safety requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Inventor: Jun-Tsai Shyu
  • Patent number: 7216569
    Abstract: A screwdriver handle comprises a base portion; a pair of arms pivotally connected to the base portion; a locking sleeve mounted around the base portion and adapted to engage the pair of arms; a spring member mounted around the base portion and adapted to engage the locking sleeve; a torsion spring connected to the base portion and each of the pair of arms; and a pin connecting the pair of arms to the base portion. The base portion comprises at least one gripping indent feature and a hollow inner shaft chamber having a locking indent feature. The pair of arms are adapted to articulate from a first position planar to a longitudinal axis of the base portion to a second position transverse to the longitudinal axis of the base portion. The locking sleeve is adapted to move along a longitudinal axis of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Custom Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Mahmoud F. Abdelgany
  • Patent number: 7186067
    Abstract: The fastener includes a shaft having a first end and a second end, the first end of the shaft includes a threaded portion. A head is connected to the second end of the shaft and a flange extends radially outward from the head. A handle is connected to the head and the handle is positioned against the flange the first position and generally upstands from the head in the second position. The handle moves between the first position and a second position. The fastener may be used to fasten halves of a separable housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Irwin Industrial Tool Company
    Inventor: Norman Leblanc
  • Patent number: 7182000
    Abstract: A flexible adaptable hand tool to facilitate access in constricted areas. It includes a working tool element engaging the bolt or other device to be manipulated, and a varying set of extension bar elements adapted to be removably affixed to the working tool element and to each other, providing a choice of lengths and angles between the hand of the user and the device to be manipulated. Adapters enabling the removable affixation of elements to each other are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Inventor: Walter M. Dicksen
  • Patent number: 7174808
    Abstract: An apparatus for locking the head of a hand tool to the handle of the tool. The apparatus generally includes a tapered handle with one or more groove cut into the handle at the tool end of the handle. The grooves are then filled with a compressible material. The head of the tool (such as a pick axe, a hammer, an axe, etc.) is then placed over handle and moved over the grooves to the end. The compressible material will lock the head into place, fixing a longstanding problem with hand tools of the heads coming loose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: JPJ Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventor: Zareh Khachatoorian
  • Patent number: 7168344
    Abstract: A wrench assembly is mounted on a key ring, which keeps the wrench readily available for use in removing a vehicle antenna for washing the vehicle or reattaching the antenna after the vehicle. The wrench also protects the antenna mount by being temporarily attached thereto while the vehicle is being washed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: Kelvin Lee Jennings
  • Patent number: 7156002
    Abstract: A tool shaft and tool bit arrangement is disclosed to include a hollow shaft, which has a hexagonal through hole through the two ends to accommodate a number of tool bits in a line, a locating block held down by a clamp in a radial through hole near the front end of the shaft to hold down the first tool bit, a steel ball held down by a clamp in a radial through hole near the rear end of the shaft to hold down the last tool bit, and a grip fixedly fastened to the periphery of the rear end of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Fu-Yi Chan
  • Patent number: 7096758
    Abstract: A tool for removing a gas cap from the gas-receiving tube of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: MPM Creations, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Ferkany, Patricia Ann Ferkany, Amelia Ferkany
  • Patent number: 7093524
    Abstract: A screwdriver structure includes a handle having a projecting section at rear end, a circumference of the projecting section being formed with a predetermined number of holes extending into the interior of the projecting section; a stem disposed at front end of the handle; and a rotary cap having a cavity inward extending from a bottom end of the rotary cap, an outer circumference of the rotary cap being formed with several through holes communicating with the cavity. The rotary cap is rotatably disposed on the projecting section which is accommodated in the cavity with the through holes. When operating the screwdriver, the palm of a user's hand can attach to the rotary cap. When turning the rotary cap, at least one through holes is align with at least one holes. A rod can be inserted through the hole and the through hole to elongate the application force arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh