With Means To Immobilize Handles Against Relative Angular Movement And Means To Move Jaw(s) Thereafter Patents (Class 81/315)
  • Patent number: 11135711
    Abstract: A plier assembly for retaining rings comprises first and second handle assemblies and a drive assembly. Operation of the drive assembly pivots the first handle assembly relative to the second handle assembly. As the first handle assembly pivots relative to the second handle assembly, a first support block of the first handle assembly pivots relative to the first handle assembly and a second support block of the second handle assembly pivots relative to the second handle assembly such that a first support block longitudinal axis is substantially parallel to a second support block longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Andrews
  • Patent number: 10875158
    Abstract: This invention provides a tool with a function of fastening and cutting a clamping band, including a left pliers head, a right pliers head and a switching structure. The right pliers head and the left pliers head cooperate with each other to fasten and cut the clamping band. The switching structure is disposed at the left pliers head and the right pliers head to adjust the distance between the left pliers head and the right pliers head when the left pliers head and the right pliers head clamp tightly. The tool with the function of fastening and cutting the clamping band provided in this invention achieves one tool with two functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Zhujitop Hardware Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuejuan Shen
  • Patent number: 10398446
    Abstract: A surgical instrument with a parallel gripping and clamping vascular clamp, which is equipped with coupling elements which makes possible a combination of a known detachable operating arrangement and of an actuating tool, in order to keep the access opening in the thorax free of intrusive instruments. With the parallel gripping and clamping operating means of the inventive vascular clamp, the known scissor-like means are dispensed with, and a parallel adjustment of the operating means takes place by means of a lever gear according to the invention. The lever gear is formed from a stationary lever, constructed as a body element, and from several movable levers, consisting of the tension- and pressure element, a push-pull rod, two toggle levers, two pivot arms and two movable branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiomedical GMBH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Wiedenbein
  • Patent number: 7854185
    Abstract: A ratchet pliers with adjustable jaw includes a working head, an integrated retractable handle arrangement, a ratchet stepping arrangement and a rapid adjusting arrangement. The ratchet pliers with adjustable jaw has several advantages. Firstly, the rapid adjusting arrangement with simple operation and convenient use is capable of micro-adjusting a closure error of the jaw opening after clamping. Secondly, the integrated retractable handle arrangement is capable of adjusting a length of the handle according to different demands for a jaw clamping force so as to save energy of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Tianjin Runshi Science Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanzhen Zhang, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 7758609
    Abstract: An ambidextrous locking clamp system for providing a user the ability to alter the configuration of a hand operated device allowing a right or left handed user to operate the device. The device has a hingedly connected first and second elongated member each with a finger engaging member and a working head. At least two inter-engaging latching members are removably attached to the first and the second elongated members. The latching members are symmetrical, interchangeable, and reversible, allowing a user to change the configuration of the ambidextrous device. The latching members can be retained to the elongated members by a rotatably lever, a removable retaining cap, or a removable retaining pin. Additionally, the latching members can be incorporated into removable finger engaging members, thereby allowing the entire finger engaging member and latching member to be removed, interchanged or reversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Robert F. Biolchini, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090223332
    Abstract: A gripping device comprising a first arm pivotally connected to a second arm. The arms form a gripping area. A linkage mechanism is used for adjusting the inwardly and outwardly movement of the gripping area, with the linkage mechanism pivotally connected to the first arm and second arm. The linkage mechanism is formed of a first linkage laterally and pivotally connected to a second linkage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Hua Gao
  • Publication number: 20080256805
    Abstract: The present invention provides a power tool comprising: at least a pair of handles (10, 20), wherein each of the pair of handles has (a) a respective actuator (14, 24) for operating said power tool; and (b) a respective guard member (16, 26) for restricting access to said respective actuator; the power tool further comprising a latch mechanism (72, 74) for latching the pair of handles (10, 20) together, wherein the latch mechanism has a first component (72) mounted on a first one (16) of said guard members and a second component (74) mounted on a second one (26) of said guard members and adapted to engage with said first component (72). Thus, the components of the latch mechanism are mounted on the respective guard members for the actuators, rather than directly on the handles themselves. This ensures that the components of the latch mechanism are able to latch the handles together without being impeded by the presence of the guard members or the actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Ian Maddison
  • Patent number: 7228769
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to openers and storage devices for bottled beverages. More particularly, the apparatus and method of the present invention relates to a device designed such that it may hold at least one bottle for storing and be used to easily remove bottle caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Inventor: Todd Mendoza
  • Patent number: 7140278
    Abstract: A pair of manual tongs comprising two limbs which are rotatably connected in a common first rotational axis. The first limb is separated into two levers in its lever section, the two levers being rotatably connected in a first articulation, in a second rotational axis parallel to the common first rotational axis. A means of traction connects the second limb to the lever of the first limb, which is situated at a distance from the handle. The means of traction can be shortened by means of a pivotal movement of the lever of the first limb, which is situated close to the handle, above the second rotational axis. The areas of use of the manual tongs are often difficult to access. According to the invention, the second limb of the inventive manual tongs is thus separated into a lever situated at a distance from the handle and a lever situated close to the handle and the two levers are rotatably connected in a second articulation, in a third rotational axis which is parallel to the common first rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Vulkan Lokring GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rainer Neumann, Thomas Böker, Rolf Nuyken
  • Patent number: 6832532
    Abstract: A crimp defines separate parallel bores extending therethrough to receive a wire or cable portion. The crimp has a pair of opposed ends which each define a pair of circumferentially-spaced, outwardly projecting flanges respectively positioned on opposite sides of the crimp. Thus, the flanges may rest against a bone while providing spacing for crimping jaws between a central portion of the crimp and the bone. A design of crimping pliers for use with the crimp is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Pioneer Laboratories
    Inventors: Thomas S. Kilpela, Greg A. Berrevoets
  • Patent number: 6135607
    Abstract: A lightweight tool extending apparatus comprising an outer member having a lower end structured for interconnection with a drive ratchet, an inner member structured for insertion into the outer member in sliding relation thereto and having an upper end structured for interconnection with a drive head, a universal joint structured to rotate and pivot about its longitudinal axis so that the outer member may be angled relative to the inner member, a light mounted to the inner member structured to generate a focused light beam above the upper end of the inner member, and a depressible button in a side of the inner member structured to protrude through one of a plurality of holes in a corresponding side of the outer member, thereby securing the inner and outer members in place relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Inventor: Jesse James Cook
  • Patent number: 5916337
    Abstract: A pull ring to facilitate opening of pop-top or pull-top cans. The pull ring consists of a flat portion with two attached arms. The two arms defining an opening large enough to accommodate entry of a portion of the tab of the closure of the pull-top or pop-top can. The two arms and the flat portion define a aperture in communication with the opening which is large enough to contain the handle portion of the tab. The ring has one or more protrusions on the arms, opposite the flat portion, to aid gripping. The ring is movable from a down position, where it protrudes minimally from the can surface, to a deployed position, where it remains in place by means of a flat outer surface of the flat portion resting on the can's surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Inventors: Joseph E. Caniglia, Robert G. Caniglia
  • Patent number: 5911794
    Abstract: A method and tool for manipulating an opening tab mounted on a beverage container. The tool has an elongate body having a front-end, an opposing distal end, a top face and a lower face. An internal channel is defined within the elongate body beginning in the front-end and extending lengthwise within the elongate body. The internal channel is sized at least as high, as least as wide and at least as long as the tab. A cut-away is made in the lower face of the elongate body. The cut-away communicates with the internal chamber to allow the elongate body to be positioned or slid with the tab held within the internal channel. The elongate body extends past the site where the tab is mounted and the top face of the elongate body substantially covers the tab. A groove is defined in the lower face of the elongate body distally from the front-end. The groove is sized and spaced to grip the rim of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Inventor: Scott Nordhoff
  • Patent number: 5887744
    Abstract: A closure for a waste container, which has a lid having a covering surface for covering the mouth of the container, a peripheral first groove in the circumference of the lid, the first groove being open in a direction away from the covering surface and defining an inner peripheral wall having an outer free end, and an outer peripheral wall having an outer free end with peripherally spaced lockable detent projections at the outer free end, the inner and outer peripheral walls being substantially perpendicular to the covering surface, a sealing gasket within the first groove for contacting the mouth when the lid is tightly closed, a lateral extension at the periphery of the lid outwardly of the first groove and forming a second groove in the extension, wherein the second groove being open in a direction that is opposed to the direction of the opening in the first groove, the second groove accommodating a hinge pin attached to the container for attaching the lid to the container mouth, a peripheral lateral exten
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Sanypick, S.A.
    Inventor: David Gonzalez Mejias
  • Patent number: 5803285
    Abstract: A cork cap having a head and a leg and adapted to be inserted in a bottle mouth. A cork is press-fitted in the cap so that its bottom end protrudes from the bottom of the leg and is pressed against the inner surface of the bottle mouth to seal the bottle mouth. The cork can be pulled out by pulling the cork cap while twisting it. Protrusions are formed on the inner periphery of the tapered inner surface of the head between adjacent ones of a plurality of vertical ribs. The protrusions bite into the cork, thus keeping the cork strongly coupled to the cork cap even when the latter is pulled and twisted. Thus, the cork can be reliably pulled out together with the cork cap by twisting and pulling only the cork cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Inventor: Koji Hirota
  • Patent number: 5799551
    Abstract: A combined corkscrew and stopper comprises a central body 10 with two handles 12 and 13 pivotably mounted to the body. When the handles are closed together, the handles surround a corkscrew and remote ends 16 and 17 form a bottle stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Impex Handelsgesellschaft Mbh (F.E.) Ltd.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Vitrac
  • Patent number: 5722548
    Abstract: There is provided a new and useful combination of a bottle stopper and stopper-remover comprising cylindrical stopper means (10) of resilient material, the stopper means (10) having top, bottom and side surfaces and a deep well (14) extending into the stopper (10) from the top surface (16); a hollow sleeve (30) in and substantially conforming in cross-section to the well (14), the sleeve (30) having top and bottom ends and inner and outer surfaces; a series of protruding interference members (36) on the outer surface, at least one detent member (46) on the inner surface (43,44) spaced a predetermined distance from the top and bottom; a pair of openings (47) through opposite sides of the sleeve (30) adjacent the detent (46) on a side of the detent (46) remote from the top end; a pair of longitudinal slits (45) extending from respective ones of said openings (47) to a position spaced from said top end; and puller means (50) for insertion into the sleeve (30), the puller means (30) comprising a top gripper membe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Kwik Kork International Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Hojnoski
  • Patent number: 5704502
    Abstract: An apparatus to assist a person having reduced manual dexterity in removing a cap from a container, the apparatus comprising a base and at least two tabs for removing the cap of the container by manual force against the tabs directly applied by one or more of the users's fingers or a narrow portion of an ulnar side of a forearm of the user. The tabs each extend upright from the base and are spaced from each other for engaging opposite sides of the at least one finger or the forearm. The tabs are arranged for twisting open the cap by turning the forearm or the finger solely by movement of the user's arm, so that gripping of the cap is unnecessary, in order to engage the tabs and rotate the cap in an opening direction while one of the fingers on the palm side and the forearm on the ulnar side is positioned between the tabs and against the base. The tabs may either extend parallel to each other or flare outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Inventor: Brian Greenfield
  • Patent number: 5699928
    Abstract: The present invention is a disposable device which is attached to the tab of a conventional aluminum beverage can at the time of manufacture. When a consumer pulls the device upward, the tab is likewise pulled upward to a position in which the consumer can easily grasp the tab and consequently open the can. Two embodiments of the present invention are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Inventors: Sung I. Chung, Katalina Park
  • Patent number: 5586647
    Abstract: A drinking glass having a cup portion, a stem attached to the cup and upon which the cup is supported, and a detachable base engageable with the stem in two distinct alternative base positions. The base is capable of securely maintaining the drinking glass at rest in an upright orientation in at least one of the base positions on a range of support surfaces. The range of support surfaces suitably includes a hard even surface and a penetrable uneven surface. In one embodiment, the base is in an upright position and the drinking glass is maintained in an upright orientation on a reasonably flat surface by means of a flange. In this upright base position the base engages with the stem via mating engagement of a spike in a hollow interior of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Inventors: Patrick J. Barta, Ann L. Porterfield
  • Patent number: 5429257
    Abstract: To assist a person having reduced manual dexterity in removing a twist closure from a container, the closure comprises a first tab extending upright from an upper surface of the closure to a height suitable to engage the forearm near a central portion of the ulna, and a second upright tab having the same height and being positioned on the upper surface to be on an opposite side of the forearm and longitudinally offset to allow the forearm to press against the tabs and provide an opening torque. A forearm of the person is positionable on the closure with the ulna of the forearm over the upper surface and the first and second tabs extending upright on opposite sides of the forearm, such that the closure can be opened by putting weight using the forearm on the upper surface with the container on a fixed surface and turning the forearm within the first and second tabs. No forceful digital, manual or carpal movements are required to remove the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Assignee: Brian Greenfield
    Inventors: Brian Greenfield, Etienne Guay
  • Patent number: 5265501
    Abstract: An improved bottle cap opener is provided which consists of a housing having an open top and an open bottom. A mechanism is for mounting the housing to a flat vertical surface. A structure at the open top of the housing is for removing a cap from a bottle. A device at the open bottom of the housing is for catching the cap after it is removed from the bottle, so as to keep the area about the opener clean, while caps can be collected for possible recycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Inventor: Gilbert Reyes
  • Patent number: 5240132
    Abstract: A protective cap having a sealable cover for canned soft drinks and the like is disclosed. The cap comprises an outer periphery configured to receive and snap over a conventional beverage can such that a gas-tight seal is formed, a grate positioned to cover the opening in the top of the can through which the beverage may be consumed, and a hingeable cover having a seal which can be rotated between opened and closed positions to permit consumption of the beverage when in the open position and to seal the container when in the closed position. The sealing of the container prevents contamination of the enclosed beverage and seals in carbonation. It also prevents spillage if the container is overturned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Inventor: Terence Tucker
  • Patent number: 5199327
    Abstract: A radiator cap loosening and removal tool includes a generally U-shaped handle pivotally attached to a base, which is in turn fastened to the depending skirt portion of a radiator cap by self-tapping sheet metal screws. An alternative embodiment comprises a U-shaped handle whose legs embrace the skirt of the radiator cap and are pivotally fastened thereto by screws or rivets. Another alternative embodiment comprise a crossbar fastened to the skirt of a radiator cap by threaded fasteners, which serve as pivots for a U-shaped handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Inventor: Robert L. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 5165579
    Abstract: A detachable lid for a beverage can is adapted to be snap fit over the lid of an opened can. The lid has a spout adapted to be fit in the users mouth, a closure for the spout, a resilient strap for holding the closure to the lid, and a pry tab to enable the user to pry up the opening tab of a "snap-open" can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Assignee: Glaze Inc.
    Inventor: Bihari Lund
  • Patent number: 5161436
    Abstract: A radiator cap loosening and removal tool includes a generally U-shaped bail or handle pivotally attached to a base, which is in turn fastened to a radiator cap by self tapping sheet metal screws. An alterative embodiment comprises a U-shaped bail or handle whose legs embrace the radiator cap and are pivotally fastened thereto by screws or rivets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Inventor: Robert L. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 5150869
    Abstract: A multi-functional coaster has a vessel-supporting platform and extending from the periphery of the platform one or more additional constructional features enabling the coaster to be used also as a bottle opener and/or a sealing lid for a beverage can and/or a can opening tab lifter. The bottle opening feature is formed by a radial flange of claw-like cross-section and an axial skirt on which is provided a sharp-edged radially outwardly projecting portion for engaging the rim of a bottle cap. The flange simultaneously provides means for assisting leverage of a can tab by inserting it between the tab and the roof of the can, or alternatively a flange may be provided on its own for that purpose. The sealing lid feature is provided by a radially inwardly projecting step on the skirt, which forms a recess for releasably and sealingly engaging the lip on the top of a beverage can. This feature may be provided on its otwn on the skirt or in conjunction with the bottle opening feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Longacre & White
    Inventors: Murray J. Gould, Joshua L. Kohn, Matthew O. Kohn
  • Patent number: 4901874
    Abstract: A bottle holder comprises a handle manually graspable by a user, a cap remover carried by the handle for receiving, gripping and removing the cap of the bottle, an attachment member fixed to the handle, open at one end, and having internal threads at the opposite end for threading onto the external threads of the bottle neck, a closure pivotally mounted to the attachment member either to a closed position closing its open end or to an open position, and an operator carried by the handle and mechanically coupled to the closure to enable the operator, when operated by the user, to move the closure to either its open position or to its close position with respect to the open end of the attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Inventor: Gdalia Glazer
  • Patent number: 4896913
    Abstract: A reusable, releasable, self-locking handle device is provided for carrying and manipulating large bottles and containers, the handle comprises a frame member having a support strap and a lock ring adapted to secure and lock a wide-body, narrow neck container, such as a large two liter bottle, and a hand grip web which allows one-handed manipulation of the large bottle. The lock ring may take the form of a flexible, resilient snap ring open at one end adapted to grip the narrow neck portion of the container or bottle. A thumb depression element allows for flexing of the ring. Also provided in the handle is a screw cap opener incorporating gripping teeth in the handle which can be used to easily and quickly break the initial seal of a sealed cap. The entire handle may be made of plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Inventor: Steve J. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 4798300
    Abstract: A bottle includes a mouth and a neck adjoining the mouth. The neck has helical ribs on the outside to permit application of a peripherally indented, screw-on crown. The main body of the bottle has a base, which is provided with an upward recess. A plurality of inwardly projecting ribs is provided around the periphery of the recess, each rib being convexly rounded and devoid of points, and having two concavely rounded shoulder portions on either side, so that stress concentration is minimized. The recess is sized to receive a peripherally indented crown of the same size as that receivable on the neck, so that the ribs register in at least some of the peripheral indentations. Thus, one bottle can serve as a crown remover for another, without a significant risk that the ribs will break or crack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Assignee: Carling O'Keefe Breweries of Canada Limited
    Inventors: Asim Ghosh, Aram H. Toukmanian
  • Patent number: 4794824
    Abstract: An improved and simplified vice-locking adjustable end wrench with a primary handle whose jaws are manually adjustable by a customary knurled worm gear for initial adjustment, and a simple, single clamping and gripping pivotal handle relative to the usual handle and secured at one end at the jaws and freely extending to the end of the handle to achieve a vice-like gripping action with maximum desired mechanical advantage and force when the handles are forced together to an adjustable extent in a nested relationship so that the clamping handle can effectively carry the initial wrench closing forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Inventor: William C. Chapman
  • Patent number: 4768403
    Abstract: A combination of a bottle screw-threaded twist-off cap opener and a handle which facilitates the holding of the bottle when it is held for pouring its contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: M. M. Mutzar Matara Ltd.
    Inventor: Gideon Bar-Noy
  • Patent number: 4625861
    Abstract: A case preferably for a lighter (3), especially of the disposable type, is tubular and at its lower end it comprises a recess (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b), which partly is provided with a gripping part (8) projecting radially inwards and gripping under the free rim (11) of a cap (10) so as to loosen said cap from a bottleneck (12), and partly comprises a counter-holding part (5a, 5b) opposing the gripping part (8) and abutting and pressing on the top side of a cap (10). The case is made of a single sheet member (1) of metal, especially steel. The case (1) is bent substantially symmetrically from the longitudinal central line of the sheet member (1) so as to form two opposing side walls (26, 27), of which the first side wall is continued, whereas the second side wall (27) formed by the outer portion of the sheet member (1) is broken. The rims of the outer portions maintain a narrow slot therebetween, whereby the lighter (3) is retained by the resilience of the metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Inventor: Harald U. G. Krog
  • Patent number: 4375174
    Abstract: A thumb adjustable, parallel jaw end wrench, that uses a worm gear and a movable jaw with a rack, is provided with a locking feature. The worm gear is so mounted in the fixed jaw portion of the wrench that it has play in its axial direction. A first hole ("cam follower hole") that extends perpendicularly away from the head end of the gear is intersected by a second hole ("cam pin hole") running perpendicular to the cam follower hole. Biasing means urge the worm gear toward the cam pin hole. A cylindrical pin having a cam surface with high and low positions that extends radially around a central segment of the pin is rotatably mounted in the cam pin hole. Cam follower means slidably mounted in the cam follower hole ride on the cam surface and extend to the head end of the worm gear. To lock the wrench's grip on an object, the pin is turned to its high cam position, causing the follower means to push the gear, and therefore the rack and movable jaw as well, toward the fixed jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1983
    Assignee: Shan-Lok Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen E. Shanley, Jr.