Two Pivoted Jaws And One Sliding Jaw Patents (Class 81/309)
  • Patent number: 4726264
    Abstract: A stopper removal apparatus is provided having an elongated flexible hollow stopper removal member for removing a stopper form a medical container and having an open end and a closed end, the stopper removal member has an angled protective shield adapted to extend over a medical container stopper and to cover a portion of the medical container. A first flexible stopper gripping portion of the stopper removal member is connected to the angled protective shield and can be compressed onto the stopper for removing the stopper. A second flexible stopper gripping portion is smaller in size than the first stopper gripping portion and is connected to the first stopper gripping portion for gripping and removing a smaller stopper from medical containers, so that a person can remove a plurality of sizes of stoppers from medical containers with one size shielded stopper removal apparatus while being shielded from the contents of the medical container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Inventor: Charles H. Bost
  • Patent number: 4723465
    Abstract: A device for opening small and large bottled drinks having twist-off caps, and cans having pop-top tabs. The device has a handle, two different size back-to-back sockets on one end of the handle, a slot at the other end of the handle, and a projection at the end of the slot which engages with the fulcrum point or downward pushing end of the tab. The back-to-back sockets are useful in twisting off different size bottle caps. The slot and projection are useful in opening pop-top or tab-top cans. The preferred device of the invention has a punch hole for removing bottle caps which become lodged in the sockets, an additional socket at the slot end of the device, an extension with a hanging hole, and ribs on the handle for reinforcing the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1988
    Inventor: Michael E. Hughes
  • Patent number: 4719824
    Abstract: A pull tab opener for use on pop-top cans such as are used for beverages having a mounting with fingers gripping the edge of the can opposite the pull tab and a lever arm hinged to the mounting for rotation downward and over the pull tab. The arm has a lip which falls below the periphery of the tab, when the tab is pushed down. When the arm is raised, the lip raises the pull tab above its yield point, but less than that which would break the seal at the opening. Thereafter the can is storable and can be readily opened by the fingers. A yieldably resilient portion of the lever arm is held against the opening in the can by an extension releasably engaging the edge of the can opposite the edge gripped by the fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1988
    Inventor: Robert Chagoya
  • Patent number: 4702129
    Abstract: A gripper for allowing a twist or screw type container cap to be removed with relatively little exertion by a person's hand, includes a generally solid body of rubber-like resilient material, the body having a recess in which a container cap can be snuggly fitted regardless of the cap size within a determined range of cap sizes. The body material is sufficiently elastic, in the region of the recess, to conform substantially to the outer periphery of the inserted container cap, so that an opening force is applied by the material to the outer periphery of the cap when the body is twisted by the user's hand and the cap is restrained by its associated container from rotation with respect to the gripper body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1987
    Inventor: Louis Allen
  • Patent number: 4697480
    Abstract: A tool useful in facilitating the safe twist-off of an automotive radiator cap. The novel tool comprises a wrench element having an elongated handle with a radiator cap receiving socket at the lower end of the handle, and a shield element having a tubular grip with a hood skirt affixed at the lower end of the grip tube. The shield element is open at both its ends and the elongated wrench handle is both rotatable and axially slideable within the shield grip. In an operative assembled condition of the tool the wrench element is axially inserted into the shield element so as to shroud the cap wrench socket within the hood for deflecting hot liquid or stem ejected from a radiator, the hot fluid being diverted by the hood away from the person operating the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1987
    Inventor: Terry Robideau
  • Patent number: 4667359
    Abstract: The universal grip device comprises a handgrip element provided, at one end thereof, with an engagement body which can be snap fitted onto the neck portion of a bottle. With the handgrip element there is associated, at the other end, a band element which is clampable ring-like and engageable with a portion of the lateral surface of said bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Inventor: Enzo Polotti
  • Patent number: 4667544
    Abstract: An opener aid for pop-top containers and twist-off bottle caps is worn as a ring on the second joint of either right or left index finger and has a wedge-shaped spur or lug for insertion under the lifter or a pop-top can. The outside surface forms an engagement surface which may be knurled or corrugated to engage the adjoining corrugations of a twist-off bottle cap while applying torque thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Inventor: Michael E. Milo
  • Patent number: 4633740
    Abstract: A combination receptacle opener including a plate member having at least one aperture with serrations for gripping for twisting off a twist-cap inserted into the aperture. The aperture also includes a segment for engagement beneath the lip of a crown cap for prying the cap off its bottle, this second function being performed from the same face of the plate member as the twisting function. Further embodiments include tang members extending from one face of the plate member around an aperture, which serve as insertion depth regulations for twist-cap inserted into the aperture, and a baffle extending from one face of the opener around an aperture for adjusting the operative diameter of the aperture for use with smaller twist-caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: Color Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph S. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 4617842
    Abstract: A combination cap and can opener with a single working end is suitable for opening a capped bottle and for opening a press-off easy-open can. The opener can be only about 5 cm long, and is adapted for portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Inventor: James C. H. Yang
  • Patent number: 4607543
    Abstract: A bottle opener with counter is described which is capable of removing crown or twist caps from beverage bottles and which has a digital display indicating the number of bottles opened during a certain period. It is of relatively simple construction and is hand-held, comprising a handle or body containing the counter and a head with bottle cap engaging structure. The application of leverage or torque in removal of a bottle cap causes the counter, which may be either mechanical or electronic, to be advanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1986
    Inventor: Frederick Mah
  • Patent number: 4607407
    Abstract: An elongated lever member is provided defining first and second ends and the lever member comprises a flat stock member with the first and second ends each being of a greater width than the intermediate length portion of the flat stock member extending between and connecting the ends. One of the ends includes opposite side portions projecting outwardly beyond the corresponding opposite side portions of the intermediate length portion and those opposite side portions are reversely bent back over one face surface of the corresponding end of the flat stock member in closely laterally spaced relation thereto and with the free ends of the reversely bent side portions secured together to form an open ended sleeve on the side of the one end of the flat stock member opposed by the reversely bent portions. The sleeve tapers toward the other end of the flat stock member and the flat stock member other end includes an opening therein which may be partially engaged over a bottle cap for removal of the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1986
    Inventor: Josef J. Bergmeister
  • Patent number: 4598435
    Abstract: A combined bottle opener and stopper (10) comprises a metal plate (12) with side edges (14) and (16) bent downward and inwardly. A rubber pad 26 is attached to the bottom face of the plate. Teeth (38a, 38b) are formed on the inner sides of the bent edges for engagement with serrations on the periphery of the cap to be removed. These teeth allow removal of threaded crown caps by unscrewing the caps in the position of engagement between their serrations and the teeth of the opener. Bent edges (14, 16) have different heights with the difference corresponding to the pitch of the thread on a threaded bottle neck. For temporary closing the bottle, i.e., with beer or carbonated water, the device is screwed onto the threaded bottle neck as a nut until the rubber pad is tightly pressed to the upper face of the bottle to hermetically close the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1986
    Inventors: German Borodulin, Alexander Shkolnik, Maxim Persidsky
  • Patent number: 4584911
    Abstract: A corkscrew having a lever of the second order that is rotatably connected to each of a support to engage a bottle and a screw. The corkscrew is so configured that one can vary the distance between a pivot of the screw and a rotatable connection pin between the lever and the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: Farm DI F.S.a.s.
    Inventor: Ferdinando Cellini
  • Patent number: 4580302
    Abstract: A tool for a paint can is provided and consists of an elongated shank extending from a handle that has a first structure thereon to remove the paint can lid, a second structure thereon to punch a hole in the paint can gutter so that paint will drain back into the paint can and a third structure thereon to replace the paint can lid by leverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Inventor: James G. Barth
  • Patent number: 4580303
    Abstract: A bottle opener and resealer which is combined into a single unit wherein there is incorporated a head member having both a bottle opening recess and a bottle cap resealing recess. A corkscrew member extends from the head member. A removable protective sheath is located about the corkscrew member when not in use. A stopper for a bottle is mounted about the protective sheath which is to be used within the neck of a bottle to close such. The protective sheath is to be removable and associated with the head in order to function as a handle to facilitate operation of the corkscrew member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Inventor: Garry E. Henshaw
  • Patent number: 4574663
    Abstract: An improved cork extractor is disclosed which has a corkscrew secured to a body member in a pivoting relationship thereto, with a fulcrum member pivoted to one end of the body member to co-act with the corkscrew. The fulcrum member is also provided with a knife portion for cutting the seals about bottle tops, and a cover is slidably arranged on the body member to cover the corkscrew when the same is pivoted into parallel relationship with the body member to make a convenient case for the cork extractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Inventor: Bernard Delisle, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4569653
    Abstract: Lighter of the disposable type having a bottle opener, for bottles with crown-corks (bottle caps), which is attached to the said lighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Inventors: Franz J. Becker, Alfred Racek
  • Patent number: 4519276
    Abstract: A power driven bottle opener for removing the twist-off caps from the top of a bottle includes a housing containing an electric motor and a limit switch for starting and stopping the motor. An inverted cup-shaped head is rotated by said motor and includes ribs on its interior cylindrical wall which engage the cap for twisting the same. A cap ejector pin extends vertically through the housing and into the head and can be manually pushed downwardly to eject a cap which may become lodged in the removing head. The pin also carries a radial projection which activates the limit switch and therefore the motor when the pin is moved upwardly by a bottly and cap inserted into the cap removing head. The housing also carries a lighted advertising sign adjacent the top thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Inventors: David L. Grabarski, Harvey A. Williams
  • Patent number: 4507988
    Abstract: An opener for assisting in the opening of beverage cans of the type having a pull-up tab which levers a scored closure segment of the lid down into the can and beverage bottles of the type having a twist-off cap. The opener has an elongated body with a can tab actuator at one end and bottle cap torqueing structure at the other end. The tab actuator is bent or inclined relative to the main body of the opener so that the main body provides a down-turned handle for operating the tab actuator, while the tab actuator provides a down-turned handle for operating the cap torqueing structure. The tab actuating structure has opposed, open-sided lower and upper jaws, with a longitudinally arranged rib on the upper jaw defining both a narrow, tab-gripping notch between the jaws and a lead-in ramp for guiding a tab into the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Inventors: Joseph S. LoFaso, Mardi I. LoFaso, Kenneth R. Gold
  • Patent number: 4198980
    Abstract: An artificial intraocular lens system is provided with posterior and anterior tabs adapted to receive and hold a pin substantially perpendicularly therebetween. Said lens system allows for the insertion and affixing of the lens in the eye without the use of sutures and without requiring incisions in the iris to be made by the surgeon. Also disclosed is a tool for insertion of a lens system into the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1980
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventor: James A. Clark
  • Patent number: 3965777
    Abstract: A plier-type tool having opposed jaw members and elongated handle portions is provided with a retractable wedge member for removing knitting machine needles which have broken butt portions. The wedge member is formed at the outwardly protruding end of a spring-loaded shaft member which is slidably mounted on the plier tool. The wedge member tip portion forces the needle butt from within the needle slot and allows the plier tool to move inward to grasp the broken butt between the opposed jaws for withdrawal of the needle completely from the needle slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Inventor: Charles G. McMillan