Hammer Patents (Class 81/20)
  • Patent number: 10751777
    Abstract: A punch tool includes a body having a contoured profile configured for holding in a user's hand. The body includes at least one opening for receiving a user's digits and the contoured profile has at least one extension configured for contact with another of the user's digits. A strike portion for applying an external force is located at an upper portion of the body centered on a force line extending through the body. An impact portion is located at a lower portion of the body concentric with the force line and has an end tip configured to focus at least a portion of the external force to a work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: EDGY TOOLS LLC
    Inventors: David Streen, Marino Cecchi
  • Patent number: 10443684
    Abstract: An engine system has a balance gear coupled to a balance shaft. The balance gear is formed by a disc having first and second opposite sides extending radially outwardly to a circumferential edge defining a series of teeth, with a first sector of the disc having a first aperture therethrough, and a second opposite sector of the disc having a second aperture therethrough. A damper is positioned within the second aperture and extends across the disc. The damper has a container enclosing a plurality of particles therein. Opposed ends of the container are outboard of the first and second sides of the disc. A method of forming the balance gear is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Jim Chern
  • Patent number: 10442068
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool is provided which may be useful for functions relating to firearms and explosives. The multipurpose tool may include a variety of tools and features while maintaining a compact form. For example, the multipurpose tool may include a blade positioned in a pocket defined between a handle and a body member which define a hook configuration. Elongate members may be rotatably connected to the multipurpose tool and may include a base member with a cam surface and one or more detents which cooperate with a spring follower to hold the elongate member in either or both of an operational position or a storage position. A receiving aperture may be received in a jaw of a pair of pliers, and configured to receive an accessory member. Further, a sleeve may store a bit on the side of a handle and may be retained in the sleeve by a displaceable button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LEATHERMAN TOOL GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Caniparoli, Jeffrey B. Castro, Benjamin C. Rivera, Blair Scott Barnes
  • Patent number: 9598872
    Abstract: A compound-holding device for use with a working material in one embodiment comprising a plate having a top and a bottom surface. A magnet for retaining tools is mounted on the bottom surface of the plate. In another embodiment of the invention, the handle is hollow and a magnet is placed inside the handle for retaining elongated tools such as screwdrivers within the handle. Other retaining means are threading, a clip or a locking pin system. In another embodiment a pan is disclosed having a bottom surface and sides extending upwardly and outwardly therefrom. Magnets for retaining tools are mounted on the sides of the pan for holding tools. A magnet-free zone enables holding by hand without interference of protruding magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Lorenzo Zappia
  • Patent number: 9233462
    Abstract: A striking tool includes a striking head, a passage extending through the striking head, and an elongated handle defining a longitudinal axis. The elongated handle has a mounting portion disposed in the passage, and the mounting portion includes a finger and a plurality of ribs extending outwardly from the finger to define a gap between the ribs and an internal wall of the passage. The striking tool further includes a resin filling a volume between the mounting portion and the passage to provide an adhesive bond between the striking head and the handle. The resin interlocks with the ribs to provide a mechanical bond between the striking head and the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Zachary LaPorte
  • Patent number: 9168648
    Abstract: A hammer that includes a handle and a head is provided. The head disposed on an upper end of the handle. The handle includes a core member; a rigid material layer molded on the core member; and a grip member molded on at least a portion of the rigid material layer. The grip member includes a first elastomeric material layer molded on the rigid material layer and a second elastomeric material molded on the first elastomeric material layer. The head has an eye portion extending through the head. The handle has at least a portion of its upper end extending into the eye portion. An epoxy resin material is positioned within the eye portion and is at least partially disposed between the handle and the head to secure the handle to the head. An elastomeric portion is at least partially disposed between the handle and the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventor: Keith M. Lombardi
  • Patent number: 9032843
    Abstract: A compound tool formed preferably of a single piece, having a grip stem adapted to be gripped by the jaws of adjustable pliers received in a recess on the tool, and having a hammer head. Together the plier and tool are useable as a hammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Johnson
  • Patent number: 9016172
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle, a head portion, and a striking mechanism. The head portion is connected with the handle and includes a metal strike element and a resilient strike element. A receiving space is defined between the two strike elements. The striking mechanism is located in the receiving space and includes a slide axle and a striking member. The striking member has a through hole for being slidably sleeved onto the slide axle. The striking member is slidable in the receiving space to alternatively strike one end of the head portion. Thereby, inertia striking force is provided by the striking member so that the hammer can be used to strike an object more easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: Ying-Chieh Liao, Yu-Kuo Liao
  • Publication number: 20150107417
    Abstract: A striking tool includes a striking head, a passage extending through the striking head, and an elongated handle defining a longitudinal axis. The elongated handle has a mounting portion disposed in the passage, and the mounting portion includes a finger and a plurality of ribs extending outwardly from the finger to define a gap between the ribs and an internal wall of the passage. The striking tool further includes a resin filling a volume between the mounting portion and the passage to provide an adhesive bond between the striking head and the handle. The resin interlocks with the ribs to provide a mechanical bond between the striking head and the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Zachary LaPorte
  • Publication number: 20150068366
    Abstract: A hammer that includes a handle and a head is provided. The handle has a bottom end, an upper portion, and a longitudinal axis extending in a swing plane of the hammer. The head is disposed on the upper portion of the handle. The head has a strike face, and the strike face has a longitudinal axis extending in the swing plane of the hammer. A majority of the longitudinal length of the handle has a longitudinal projection on a first side of the handle and a longitudinal recess on a second side of the handle opposite the first side. The first side of the handle and the second side of the handle generally face opposite directions that are perpendicular to the swing plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Keith M. LOMBARDI, Joshua A. BROWN
  • Patent number: 8893585
    Abstract: This tool, which is in particular a hammer, comprises a gripping handle, a striking head, and an intermediate shaft extending the handle and supporting the head, whereas the handle comprises a tube in which the shaft partially extends, this tube and this shaft being made from a rigid material presenting a first hardness. This shaft has a radial area bearing against the tube, with interposition of a link part, for absorbing vibrations, made from flexible material presenting a second hardness that is much lower than the first hardness, and a free terminal area, not covered by the link part, radially separated from the walls of the tube so as to be able to vibrate freely in an internal volume of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fiskars France SAS
    Inventors: Frederic Descombes, Didier Lugrin, Fabrice Pepin
  • Publication number: 20140311298
    Abstract: A compound tool formed preferably of a single piece, having a grip stem adapted to be gripped by the jaws of adjustable pliers received in a recess on the tool, and having a hammer head. Together the plier and tool are useable as a hammer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: SCOTT JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20140259695
    Abstract: Adjustable weight striking device can be selectively loaded with weighting material to temporarily increase striking force during use and unloaded to reduce weight while carrying. The tool has body made of low density material and working end for striking tool, handle extending from the body made of low density material, striking tool at working end, and apparatus for holding weighting material adjacent to the body. The weight holding apparatus can be platform with straps or other securing feature for temporarily holding weighting material and/or an interior chamber within the body for receiving weighting material. Weighting material can be sand, water, dirt, gravel, rock, or metal and can temporarily increase the weight of the striking tool by 50%, 100%, 200% 250%, 300%, 400%, 500% or more depending on volume and/or density of weighting material as compared to striking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: TECH SWERVE, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Guynn, Branden D. Rosenhan
  • Patent number: 8833207
    Abstract: According to disclosure, the hammer has a head made of striking grade steel. The handle comprises a 6-4 titanium hand grip and over strike plate insert in the handle and under the head. The head has an eye for accommodating a handle which in a preferred embodiment is made of a graphite titanium composite comprising from about 60 to 65% graphite by weight and from about 35 to 45% 6-4 titanium. The head of hammer has a claw end and a striking head. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing the device of the disclosure comprising using one or more bladder compressed carbon fiber processes to anneal the graphite, titanium and steel components of the hammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Pull'r Holding Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jared W. Hanlon
  • Publication number: 20140216210
    Abstract: A striking device comprising a striking head, an elongate handle comprising a first end and an opposed second end. The striking head is affixed to the first end while the second end has a hand grip which facilitates gripping of the handle by an operator of the striking device. The handle accommodates a sliding weight which is movable, due to a swinging motion of the striking device, from the first end of the handle toward the second end of the handle to increase an impact force of the striking head as the striking head strikes an object to be struck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy J. NEAR
  • Patent number: 8720860
    Abstract: A hand tool includes an elongated plunger assembly and a locking assembly. The locking assembly has a catch assembly with a release actuator. The release actuator is movable in a direction generally not aligned with the tool head plane of motion. The locking assembly catch member is structured to engage the plunger assembly body and maintain the plunger assembly body in a selected position. Further, the plunger assembly is disposed in a socket within the tool head and biased toward an extended position by a spring. The release actuator is, preferably, disposed on the neck of the hand tool just above the user's thumb. When the plunger assembly body is disposed within the tool head and a user desires to extend the plunger assembly, the user actuates the release actuator thereby removing the engagement of the catch member and allowing the socket spring to move the plunger assembly body to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Penn United Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark P. Noah, Glenn R. Snyder, Charles M. Phillips, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20140053342
    Abstract: A forming and framing hammer comprises an elongate handle and a head fixed to the top end of the handle. The head has three striking surfaces: two on a striking body and one on the side of the head. The third striking surface is cushioned by a neoprene bushing to reduce vibration in the handle of the hammer. The head has two pulling tools for pulling nails. The bottom of the handle accepts interchangeable tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: LES BRONEE
  • Publication number: 20140000116
    Abstract: A hand tool (100, 200, 300) includes a working head (102), a handle (104) connected to the working head (102), and a handle protector (110, 302, 502) attached to the handle (104) proximate the working head (102). The handle protector (110, 302, 502) is manufactured from a metal sheet. Further, at least one portion of the handle protector (110, 302, 502) extends into the handle (104) to facilitate attachment of the handle protector (110, 302, 502) to the handle (104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Achim Brobeil, Patrick Missel, Wolfgang Arndt
  • Patent number: 8601916
    Abstract: A multifunctional hand tool includes a first vertical handle and a second handle transversely connected with an upper end of the first handle. A sleeve extends from a lower end of the first handle for inserting various screwdriver bits therein. The second handle has a long grip section and a short grip section at two ends. A hammering body is disposed on an end face of the long grip section. A fitting member is disposed on an end face of the short grip section for inserting various tool accessories therein. The multifunctional hand tool can be conveniently used as various tools with different functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Chieh-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 8534643
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The handle includes a bottom end and an upper end. The head is disposed on the upper end of the handle. The handle and the head are separately formed structures. The handle is formed from sheet metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Joshua Brown, Karl Vanderbeek
  • Publication number: 20130205511
    Abstract: A diver's rescue knife including a handle with a threaded stud at the butt end, a hammer screwed onto the stud and mounting a hard pin with a sharp point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Scott E. Dixon
  • Patent number: 8495929
    Abstract: A tool for applying a bending or impact load to one or more conductors in a dynamoelectric machine is provided. The tool includes an elongate, substantially tubular handle having an opening at a first end, a second end opposed to the first end, and the handle has a handle axis. A head is connected to the second end of the handle, and includes a striking surface for applying impact loads, and an interchangeable tool socket located opposite to the striking surface. The head has a head axis oriented orthogonal to the handle axis. The interchangeable tool socket can accept one of a plurality of tool inserts and the tool inserts may be rotated generally around the head axis and locked in at least one position within the interchangeable tool socket so that the angle of each tool insert can be adjusted to user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brock M. Lape, Jeffrey D. Evans
  • Publication number: 20130126808
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The handle includes a bottom end and an upper end. The head is disposed on the upper end of the handle. The handle and the head are separately formed structures. The handle is formed from sheet metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Joshua Brown, Karl Vanderbeek
  • Publication number: 20130126807
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The handle includes a bottom end and an upper end. The head is disposed on the upper end of the handle. The handle and the head are separately formed structures. The handle is formed from sheet metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Joshua Brown
  • Patent number: 8438953
    Abstract: A hammering tool with buffer design includes: a hammering member, a protrusion block section extending from a lower side of the hammering member, a right side of upper section of the protrusion block section being notched to form a first receiving space; a handle member having a grip section, a first plate section, a second plate section and a third plate section being disposed at an upper end of the grip section to define a receiving chamber for inserting the protrusion block section therein; a pivot member for pivotally connecting the protrusion block section of the hammering member with the handle member; and a buffer assembly including a first compression spring received in the first receiving space. A right end face of the protrusion block section of the hammering member is spaced from a left face of the first plate section by a predetermined buffering distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Kuan-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 8424845
    Abstract: An embodiment of a hand tool comprising: a fixed hand tool, such as a hammer or a crowbar, with respect to a handle; a pivoting mechanism; and a claw being coupled to a handle via the pivoting mechanism is described. In another embodiment, the hand tool comprises a fixed tool with respect to a handle, such as a hammer or a crowbar; a coupling mechanism; a claw being coupled to a handle via the coupling mechanism; the coupling mechanism further comprising a splined pin assembly adapted to couple the claw and a handle so as to permit the claw to pivot with respect to the handle, is described. Various pivoting mechanisms including splined pin assemblies and locking pin mechanisms are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Charles A. Cole
  • Patent number: 8387487
    Abstract: A tactical entry tool for creating an entry point through a building structure is provided. The tool includes a shaft portion including a shaft, and a head portion attached to a first end of the shaft. The head portion includes two heads, with each head including a head shaft extending from the shaft to form a ‘Y’ shaped structure and a break head portion attached to the head shaft at an opposite end from which the head shaft is connected to the shaft. Each break head portion includes a plurality of teeth surrounding the perimeter of the break head portion and a plurality of breaker tips extending from the break head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: J&N Tactical, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Herr, Matt Herr
  • Patent number: 8359949
    Abstract: A hammer or other hand tool has a head to which is attached a handle. The handle has a plurality of spring steel rods extending substantially the length of the handle and extending into the head where the rods are affixed by a plate. Spacer plates with holes are positioned at spaced locations along the rods. The rods and spacer plates are encased in a rubber material that forms the outer surface of the handle. The rods and spacer plates at the end of the handle form a reinforced lanyard hole. A collar is formed on the handle adjacent the head. The head of the hammer has angled deflecting pads adjacent the striking faces. A raised rim on the head opposite the handle forms a stand surface to enable the barrel shaped head to stand with the handle projecting upwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Walter Meier (Manufacturing) Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Scott Onello, Charles Weber
  • Publication number: 20120297931
    Abstract: A head having a metal loop is provided for use in a sledgehammer. A sledge hammer having a head with an integral, forged loop is also provided, as is a combination of the sledge hammer and an attachment means such as a carabiner. The head, with the loop are forged as a unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Jay Rivard, Eric Clark
  • Publication number: 20120266726
    Abstract: A hammer or other hand tool has a head to which is attached a handle. The handle has a plurality of spring steel rods extending substantially the length of the handle and extending into the head where the rods are affixed by a plate. Spacer plates with holes are positioned at spaced locations along the rods. The rods and spacer plates are encased in a rubber material that forms the outer surface of the handle. The rods and spacer plates at the end of the handle form a reinforced lanyard hole. A collar is formed on the handle adjacent the head. The head of the hammer has angled deflecting pads adjacent the striking faces. A raised rim on the head opposite the handle forms a stand surface to enable the barrel shaped head to stand with the handle projecting upwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy Scott Onello, Charles Weber
  • Patent number: 8292266
    Abstract: A hand tool includes an elongated plunger assembly and a locking assembly. The locking assembly has a catch assembly with a release actuator. The release actuator is movable in a direction generally not aligned with the tool head plane of motion. The locking assembly catch member is structured to engage the plunger assembly body and maintain the plunger assembly body in a selected position. Further, the plunger assembly is disposed in a socket within the tool head and biased toward an extended position by a spring. The release actuator is, preferably, disposed on the neck of the hand tool just above the user's thumb. When the plunger assembly body is disposed within the tool head and a user desires to extend the plunger assembly, the user actuates the release actuator thereby removing the engagement of the catch member and allowing the socket spring to move the plunger assembly body to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Penn United Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark P. Noah, Glenn R. Snyder, Charles M. Phillips, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8261634
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The handle has a bottom end and an upper portion. The head is disposed on the upper portion of the handle and has a striking surface at one end thereof. The head includes a bell and a chamfer disposed along edges of the strike surface. The bell tapers so as to be reducing in diameter as it extends away from the chamfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. St. John, Paul Wechsler, Keith M. Lombardi, Karl Vanderbeek
  • Publication number: 20120119173
    Abstract: According to disclosure, the hammer has a head made of striking grade steel. The handle comprises a 6-4 titanium hand grip and over strike plate insert in the handle and under the head. The head has an eye for accommodating a handle which in a preferred embodiment is made of a graphite titanium composite comprising from about 60 to 65% graphite by weight and from about 35 to 45% 6-4 titanium. The head of hammer has a claw end and a striking head. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing the device of the disclosure comprising using one or more bladder compressed carbon fiber processes to anneal the graphite, titanium and steel components of the hammer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: PULL'R HOLDING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Jared W. Hanlon
  • Patent number: 8177192
    Abstract: A hammer with concealed adjustable fulcrum having a pivot region recess in the head, a tab slide recess in the handle, and a shaft opening formed within the head and handle. An extension rod with distal end shaped to form a rocker plate capable of flush recession within the pivot region opening is slidably adjustable within the shaft opening. Single-handed manual depression of a release tab bends a spring steel tab into the shaft opening to slide a T-clip out of a T-guide recess opening for slidable adjustment of the rod and rocker plate to one of a plurality of possible positions. Conversely, manual release of the tab causes the spring steel tab to bend towards the tab slide region thereby inserting the T-clip into a T-guide recess to lock the rod and corresponding rocker plate into a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventors: Warren L. Taylor, Martin J. Marchant
  • Publication number: 20120112144
    Abstract: According to disclosure, the hammer has a head made of striking grade steel. The handle comprises a 6-4 titanium hand grip and over strike plate insert in the handle and under the head. The head has an eye for accommodating a handle which in a preferred embodiment is made of a graphite titanium composite comprising from about 60 to 65% graphite by weight and from about 35 to 45% 6-4 titanium. The head of hammer has a claw end and a striking head. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing the device of the disclosure comprising using one or more bladder compressed carbon fiber processes to anneal the graphite, titanium and steel components of the hammer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Jared W. Hanlon
  • Patent number: 8141458
    Abstract: A hammer head includes a centrally located traction surface surrounded by a peripheral striking face. The portion of the hammer head forming the traction surface is comprised of a harder material than the surrounding portion of the hammer head, such that wear to the traction surface is inhibited. The centrally located region may be formed as a separate disk with a knurled outer surface that is press fit into a cavity formed in the hammer head main body. The traction surface is preferably recessed relative to the surrounding portion of the hammer head but may also extend flush therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen M. Spencer, Richard A. Spencer
  • Patent number: 8117702
    Abstract: The invention provides a demolition tool that can be used in many ways for the demolition of construction materials or other materials. The demolition tool includes a handle having a head at one end. The head has a longitudinal central plane that bisects the head, a strike contact face, and toothed, stepped grasping jaws that accommodate multiple sizes of lumber or other material. The head may also include a blunt blade edge below the strike contact face for striking and demolishing material. The demolition tool includes a bent end pry bar at a second end of the handle. The bent end pry bar being offset 90 degrees from the longitudinal central plane of the tool head enabling full range of motion without interfering with other tool functions. The demolition tool may comprise a single piece of material and may be softer than tools used to strike it, but harder than materials which it is used to strike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Woolley, Michael Marusiak, Joseph Martone, Eric Ranieri, Russell Powers
  • Publication number: 20120036965
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The handle has a bottom end and an upper portion. The head is disposed on the upper portion of the handle and has a striking surface at one end thereof. The head includes a bell and a chamfer disposed along edges of the strike surface. The bell tapers so as to be reducing in diameter as it extends away from the chamfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Robert A. St. John, Paul Wechsler, Keith M. Lombardi, Karl Vanderbeek
  • Patent number: 8113488
    Abstract: A hammer that includes a handle with a first end, a hammer head secured to the first end of the handle, the hammer head having a striking head at one end, the striking head having a striking surface thereon, a first frontal extractor extending from the striking head, and a second frontal extractor disposed between the handle and the striking head. In one embodiment, the hammer includes a slot positioned between the first and second frontal extractors, and the webbing being integrally formed with the frontal extractors to connect the frontal extractors together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: David W. Stewart
  • Patent number: 8113091
    Abstract: A hammer includes a metal hammerhead having a socket hole, a wooden handle fastened to the socket hole, and a socket hole blocking device blocking the socket hole. The socket hole blocking device includes a cap, which is fitted into the socket hole in flush with the metal hammerhead and has wedge holes and a magnet embedded therein for securing an iron nail temporarily for driving into a workpiece, and metal wedge bolts respectively fitted into the wedge holes and driven into the wooden handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Yung-Shou Chen
  • Patent number: 8104379
    Abstract: According to disclosure, the hammer has a head made of striking grade steel. The handle comprises a 6-4 titanium hand grip and over strike plate insert in the handle and under the head. The head has an eye for accommodating a handle which in a preferred embodiment is made of a graphite titanium composite comprising from about 60 to 65% graphite by weight and from about 35 to 45% 6-4 titanium. The head of hammer has a claw end and a striking head. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing the device of the disclosure comprising using one or more bladder compressed carbon fiber processes to anneal the graphite, titanium and steel components of the hammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Pull'r Holding Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jared W. Hanlon
  • Patent number: 8100035
    Abstract: A tool (10) includes an elongated shaft (11) having a handle (12) mounted at one end, a working implement (14) mounted to an opposite end, and a sliding weight (16) journalled upon the shaft for movement between the handle and working implement. The working implement includes a handle (41) which is mounted to the end of the shaft and a head (42). The handle has a longitudinal axis LA. The handle head mounting end (44) having two spaced apart flanges (45). Each flange has a central pivot hole (46) and a pull pin hole (47). The head has a central mounting portion (49) and an impact head (51) with an impact surface (52). The central mounting portion includes a central pivot hole (53), which is alignable with the handle flange central pivot hole, and an arcuate series of set pin holes (54), which are alignable with the handle flange set pin holes. A pivot pin (56) extends through the handle flange central pivot holes and head central portion pivot hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Clay Reece Smith
  • Patent number: 8047099
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The head is disposed on an upper portion of the handle. The hammer includes an overall length dimension. A ratio of the overall length dimension to the surface area of the striking surface of the head is less than 11.0. The head also includes a striking surface at one end thereof and a head weight. The head may be integrally formed with the upper portion of the handle, wherein a ratio of the head weight to the surface area of the striking surface of the head is less than 16.25. The head may alternatively be mounted on the upper portion of the handle, wherein a ratio of the head weight to the surface area of the striking surface of the head is less than 14.0. The head can have a ratio of radial measurements that is less than 1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. St. John, Paul Wechsler, Keith M. Lombardi, Karl Vanderbeek
  • Patent number: 8028881
    Abstract: A device for impacting a fastener in one embodiment includes a housing with an upper housing portion, a middle housing portion, and a side housing portion extending between the upper housing portion and the middle housing portion, a drive cylinder configured to vent within the housing, an air passage extending through the housing and including a mouth at the upper housing portion, and a strike plate extending over the upper housing portion and including a top portion positioned apart from the upper housing portion, and a first side extension extending downwardly from the top portion along the side housing portion to a location above and spaced apart from an outwardly extending first surface of the middle housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: John Ronn, Marco Laubach, Darius Smolinski, Kuo Lun Hung, Mu-Yin Chu
  • Publication number: 20110226094
    Abstract: A device and a method for fastening a first object of a second object are provided. The device comprises a sleeve and an arbor, wherein the sleeve comprises a first load application means for the first object and an abutment for an outer surface of the second object, as well as a passage, wherein a contraction of the passage in the sleeve extends at least up to the point of the passage that is the closest adjacent point to the abutment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Simon Stahel, Stefan Bönig, Markus Durig, Markus Frommelt
  • Patent number: 7950308
    Abstract: The hammer for breaking polycrystalline silicon is provided with a handle portion extending along a center axis and a head portion extending in a direction intersecting a direction of the center axis at the leading end of the handle portion. The head portion is provided with a head main body connecting with the handle portion, a striking part installed at one end of the head main body via a coupling shaft portion, and a counter weight portion installed at the other end of the head main body. The head main body, the coupling shaft portion, the striking part and the counter weight portion are formed integrally from a hard metal. A round-raised striking surface is formed at the striking part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Atsumi, Munehiro Takasugi
  • Publication number: 20110120270
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The handle includes a bottom end and an upper portion. The head is disposed on the upper portion of the handle. The head includes a bell portion at one end and a claw portion at the other end thereof. The handle, the bell portion, and the claw portion are separately formed structures. The handle and the claw portion are formed from stamped sheet metal. A weld connection is formed between the stamped sheet metal handle and the stamped sheet metal claw portion. A weld connection is formed between the stamped sheet metal claw portion and the bell portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Joshua Brown
  • Publication number: 20110113565
    Abstract: The present invention is an attachment device that can be placed upon a tool, preferably a cable cutting tool, which replaces a hammer in an electrician's tool supply or eliminating the need for an electrician to carry a hammer around a job site. The attachable hammer head is made from a solid piece of metal in which there is flat hammer head with a set of flanges on the opposite side of the hammer head in which there is a channel between the flanges and one or more threaded holes within the flanges. The back blade of the wire cutters is placed within the channel and a set screw is in the one or more threaded holes. The set screws are tightened onto the blade affixing the solid mass of metal onto a wire cutter and allowing the user to efficiently use one tool for hammering wire cutting. The attachable hammer head is able to be removed as needed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Everett Lester Huffman
  • Patent number: 7900538
    Abstract: A packable battering ram quickly disassembled for transport by two or more persons. In the preferred embodiment, the invention has first and second body members that are symmetrical, but otherwise identically shaped and sized. When assembled, the first and second body members form a lower surface that has a concave portion that approximates the natural curvature of the back of an adult male. The packable battering may be disassembled to distribute the weight between multiple people, yet quickly assembled for use upon arrival at a emergency response location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Breaching Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darron Phillips, Jeff Wright, Jeff Lambert
  • Patent number: 7836534
    Abstract: A multi-purpose hand tool is provided which allows an individual to perform several tasks and reduces the need for additional tools. Specifically, the tool includes a hammer and a claw with an extension providing additional leverage to the claw for prying objects apart and for pulling nails. Additionally, the hand held tool provides a ring and catches useful for pulling fence wiring such as barbed wire during the installation of a fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: Jerry A. Simmons