With Single Pair Of Handles Patents (Class 81/304)
  • Patent number: 8628070
    Abstract: A device for the temporary fixing or manipulation of objects including a first head with a front active face and a rear active face and a second head with a front active face and a rear active face. The front and rear active faces of the first head are movable relative to one another and the front and rear active faces of the second head are movable relative to one another. The rear active face of the first head is immovably connected to the front active face of the second head. The device also includes a force mechanism for introducing an active force to the first and second heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Hannes Neubauer
  • Patent number: 7926156
    Abstract: Valve keeper pliers that facilitate the installation of the two-part valve keepers in an internal combustion engine, the pliers comprising jaws and handles with a pivot point therebetween, at least two grasping pins per keeper projecting outwardly from a shoulder stop at a terminal end of each jaw, the pins adapted to abut an outer surface of a keeper, and at least one magnet substantially flush with each shoulder stop for engaging an end of a keeper, the magnet adapted to releasably retain a keeper in contact with its grasping pins while minimizing the magnetic attraction between the pins and the engine, whereby each keeper is retained in contact with its magnets and pins without requiring grip pressure to retain it in place allowing easier insertion of the keeper, particularly in cases where the keeper has more than one retention groove. The jaws are preferably offset from a plane created by the handles to facilitate reaching into the locations where the valve keepers must be installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Harold Jenks
  • Publication number: 20100223770
    Abstract: Valve keeper pliers that facilitate the installation of the two-part valve keepers in an internal combustion engine, the pliers comprising jaws and handles with a pivot point therebetween, at least two grasping pins per keeper projecting outwardly from a shoulder stop at a terminal end of each jaw, the pins adapted to abut an outer surface of a keeper, and at least one magnet substantially flush with each shoulder stop for engaging an end of a keeper, the magnet adapted to releasably retain a keeper in contact with its grasping pins while minimizing the magnetic attraction between the pins and the engine, whereby each keeper is retained in contact with its magnets and pins without requiring grip pressure to retain it in place allowing easier insertion of the keeper, particularly in cases where the keeper has more than one retention groove. The jaws are preferably offset from a plane created by the handles to facilitate reaching into the locations where the valve keepers must be installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Harold Jenks
  • Patent number: 7641176
    Abstract: A tensioning tool for applying tension to string-like material includes a first member having a first handle section and a first engaging section opposite the handle section facing a first direction for receiving and engaging a first strand. A second member is pivotally connected to the first member and has a second handle section and a second engaging section opposite the second handle section. The second engaging section faces a second direction opposite the first direction for receiving and engaging a second strand, and moving the handle sections of the first and second members towards each other urges the first and second engaging sections apart. The first strand can be attached to the second strand so that when the first and second handle sections are moved toward each other the first and second engaging sections move away from each other thereby tensioning the first strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventors: Rick Clark, Edgel Terry
  • Publication number: 20090301272
    Abstract: A cable pliers structure includes a left plier body and a right plier body pivotally connected to each other. The right plier body has an adjusting region. The left plier body is connected with a drive seat movably disposed on one side of the adjusting region. A pressing block is disposed at the top of the drive seat. A clamping component is disposed in the adjusting region and has a clamp base that is movable relative to the pressing block. When the relative distance between the clamp base and the pressing block is changed, that is, the clamp base moves away from or approaches the pressing block, the distance is equivalent to the specification and dimension of a cable connector to be used. Therefore, the cable pliers structure is suitable for cable connectors of various specifications and dimensions through adjusting the distance, without replacing the pressing block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: LI-YAO INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Jen CHEN
  • Patent number: 7578218
    Abstract: A jar opener comprises a pair of handles, a pivot connecting the handles for pivotal movement, and a head section having a pair of jaws extending from the pivot opposite the handles and pivotable by the handles to close for gripping a lid of a jar and to open to release the lid. The jaws have a pair of inner gripping portions adjacent the pivot for gripping a lid of a relatively larger diameter, and a pair of outer gripping portions adjacent the inner gripping portions and further from the pivot than the inner gripping portion for gripping a smaller lid or bottle cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Kwok Kuen So
    Inventors: Lance Logan Hood, Yiu Chung Wan
  • Patent number: 7398956
    Abstract: A tensioning tool for applying tension to string-like material includes a first member having a first handle section and a first engaging section opposite the handle section facing a first direction for receiving and engaging a first strand. A second member is pivotally connected to the first member and has a second handle section and a second engaging section opposite the second handle section. The second engaging section faces a second direction opposite the first direction for receiving and engaging a second strand, and moving the handle sections of the first and second members towards each other urges the first and second engaging sections apart. The first strand can be attached to the second strand so that when the first and second handle sections are moved toward each other the first and second engaging sections move away from each other thereby tensioning the first strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventors: Rick Clark, Edgel Terry
  • Patent number: 6860017
    Abstract: A nipper is disclosed, having handles outwardly-biased by a spring and a removable, flexible lever member can be a second spring. The biasing force can thereby be adjusted by employment or removal of flexible lever member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Jerry Mennicken
  • Patent number: 5336228
    Abstract: A tenaculum useful in obtaining transvaginal manipulative retention of a cervix includes a first forcep piece extending into a forked set of tines offset vertically and then twisted to form an upper set of grasping edges aligned above the axis of the forcep piece for visual access to the cervix. A second forcep piece pivots within the crook between the first tines, flexing the tines inwardly in to course of the pivot, the second piece including a second tine pair at its end which through surface engagement at the pivot are also flexed inwardly. In this manner visual access to the cervix is provided in a structure which reduces in the grasping dimension with closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Inventor: Hilary J. Cholhan
  • Patent number: 4742736
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pliers for contracting CV boot band clamps having crossed lever arms, with each lever arm having a jaw at one end, a grippable handle at the other, and a drive socket between the handle and jaw. The pliers also has a thrust plate with an anvil that moves toward the jaws as they are brought together by closing the pliers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Assignee: Lisle Corporation
    Inventor: Danny L. Williams
  • Patent number: 4179782
    Abstract: Apparatus for attaching a cable terminal to a ferrule using a snap ring to chieve a rotatable connection wherein one jaw of the apparatus supports the terminal, a second jaw supports the ferrule, and an intermediate third jaw supports and compresses the snap ring. With the snap ring initially mounted on the terminal, closing the jaws together compresses the snap ring so that the terminal can be fully inserted into the ferrule until the snap ring is captured within the ferrule and completing the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Donald B. Forman, Phillip Bradshaw