Handle For Tool Patents (Class 81/489)
  • Patent number: 9173813
    Abstract: A welled handle device comprising a base with a front and back end having a predetermined silhouette or outer contour, a plurality of open wells formed in the base, and a tool portion connected to the front end of the base. The open wells contain regions which are substantially rough or textured and regions which are substantially smooth. A method of collecting medical waste comprising the steps of having waste on a hand or glove and gripping the grippable outer contour of a welled handle, wherein at least some of the medical waste is collected within the wells of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: ECA Medical Instruments
    Inventors: John Nino, David Ivinson
  • Patent number: 9144891
    Abstract: A nutdriver that includes a socket configured to receive and engage a hex nut to rotate the hex nut relative to a threaded rod. The socket includes a socket opening. The nutdriver further includes a shank including a first end, a second end, and a shank aperture that extends through the first end and the second end of the shank. The nutdriver further includes a handle including a front end, a back end, and a handle aperture that extends through the front end and the back end of the handle, and the second end of the shank is coupled to the handle for co-rotation. The socket opening, the shank aperture, and the handle aperture are aligned and in communication to allow the threaded rod to extend through the socket opening, the shank aperture, the handle aperture, and beyond the back end of the handle while the socket rotates the hex nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Abhijeet A. Khangar, Cheng Zhang Li, Wade F. Burch, Michael S. Steele
  • Patent number: 9038691
    Abstract: An extendable handled tool may include: a shaft; a hollow shaft extension encompassing the shaft and configured to move axially on the shaft so that the shaft moves in and out of the hollow space in the shaft extension; a locking collar attached to the shaft extension, the locking collar configured to rotate on the shaft; a tooth connected to the locking collar such that the tooth rotates with the locking collar; and a locking ring mounted on the shaft, the locking ring configured to fit with the tooth to rotate between a locked position and an unlocked position, wherein the locked position prevents the shaft extension from moving axially with respect to the shaft and the unlocked position permits the shaft extension to move axially with respect to the shaft. A method of exting a handle on a tool may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Michael White, Robert Jensen
  • Publication number: 20150135498
    Abstract: An interchangeable tool for use with a hexagonal key having at least a first male end with six facets which form a hexagonal profile includes a first interchangeable tip comprising a body and a head extending from the body. The body includes a female receptacle having an opening open to an exterior of the first interchangeable tip, with the female receptacle having six facets that form a hexagonal profile. The hexagonal profile is sized and dimensioned to matingly receive the first male end of the hexagonal key, with the head having at least one tool element. Related interchangeable tool sets are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Tanuki Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Archer Gillikin
  • Publication number: 20150128771
    Abstract: An extension tool is disclosed comprising a first pole and a second pole. The second pole is partially disposed in the first pole for defining a variable overall tool length. A slide controller includes a lower clamp and an upper clamp. The first pole is disposed in the lower clamp. A first clamp compressor applies a compressive force to the lower clamp for defining a lower clamp lock and coupes the slide controller with the first pole. A second clamp compressor applies a compressive force to the upper clamp for defining an upper clamp lock and prevents slidable displacement of the second pole relative to the first pole. The second clamp compressor applies a non-compressive force to the upper clamp for defining an upper slide guide. The upper slide guide facilitates the slidable displacement of the second pole relative to the first pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Robert G. Lofley, SR., Robert G. Lofley, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150128770
    Abstract: A hand tool with an angle adjusting mechanism includes a handle, a tool head, a controlling rod and an engaging member. The handle has a receiving groove defined at one end thereof, a transverse hole defined in one lateral side and a longitudinal hole defined in a bottom of the receiving groove. The tool head has a pivoting portion assembled in the receiving groove of the handle. The pivoting portion has a low of teeth defined at an outer periphery thereof The controlling rod is disposed in the transverse hole of the handle. The engaging member has a post and an engaging head. The engaging head has an inner tooth part and two side teeth disposed at opposite sides of the inner tooth part. The inner tooth part and the side teeth form a substantially concave shape to engage with the teeth of the pivoting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Chao-Chih Liu
  • Publication number: 20150121708
    Abstract: A handle for a hand tool includes a rigid body and a surface portion arranged to cover at least a part of the rigid body. The rigid body includes protrusions arranged in a predetermined pattern. The surface portion is arranged to cover at least a part of the rigid body such that the predetermined pattern of protrusions is present in an outer surface of the surface portion, and a thickness of the surface portion at the protrusions is the same or almost the same as a thickness of the surface portion at locations between the protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: FISKARS GARDEN OY AB
    Inventors: Carl-Olof Holm, Jouni Riikonen
  • Publication number: 20150127007
    Abstract: An instrument holder and grip for detachably connecting to a medical instrument, which has a basic body with a grip section and a connecting section for connecting to the medical instrument. A locking means movable from a release position into a locking position is provided in the connecting section for locking the medical instrument on the connecting section. The instrument holder and grip has lever elements connected together and each mounted pivotably on the basic body. A first element has an actuating lever arm and a second element moves the locking means. The holder permits significantly simplified cleaning and sterilization after use, while continuing to provide a reliable holding effect on the instrument. It is possible to dismantle the instrument holder into a few easily cleaned parts with a few simple actions and without small parts such as connecting pins or similar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Klaus Dmuschewsky
  • Publication number: 20150114187
    Abstract: An auxiliary handle of a pneumatic tool includes a gripping member, a tube, a first urging member, a pole, a second urging member and a lever. The auxiliary handle makes the user to hold the pneumatic tool with both hands. The lever is pivoted on the gripping member to be pressed to move the pole, and consequently, gas flows in the auxiliary handle are changed. As a result, the pneumatic tool will not take any action if the user only pulls a trigger of the pneumatic tool without pressing the lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: APACH INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Ming HUANG
  • Publication number: 20150107865
    Abstract: An auxiliary handle for removable connection with a housing of an electric tool having a first engaging portion, a second engaging portion and a third engaging portion. The auxiliary handle includes a handling portion, a fixing portion and a locking portion. The handling portion enables the user to handle the auxiliary handle and operate the locking portion. The fixing portion is engaged with the first engaging portion and the second engaging portion so as to connect the auxiliary handle to the housing. The locking portion interacts with the third engaging portion so as to lock the auxiliary handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Cuihua Chen, Shubin Tong
  • Publication number: 20150096414
    Abstract: A locking, reversible blade, screwdriver is provided. The screwdriver incorporates a reversible blade; one end is a flat blade for latches or any application that requires a durable flat blade screwdriver, the opposing end is a drive bit holder which could be a magnetic bit holder, C clip bit holder, ball type bit holder etc., or any combination which will accept a variety of drive bit types. The blade can be inserted into the handle with the desired end exposed, where it is secured in place with a ball lock. One hand digital intervention releases the blade. A threaded removable end cap at the opposite end of the handle exposes a selector. This selector, when rotated allows access to one of several tubes holding drive bits for the bit holder end of the blade. The end cap has a wide comfortable flat base with a perimeter recess which acts as a finger grip and the flat base allows the screwdriver to sit on its end for one handed fastener loading on a drive bit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald James Geibel
  • Publication number: 20150082951
    Abstract: A customizable hand tool system is presented. The customizable hand tool system includes a blade which is connected to an inner frame. The inner frame extends a length between a first end and a second end and includes a front stop positioned adjacent the front end and a rear stop positioned adjacent the second end. A cover is positioned around the inner frame between the front stop and the rear stop. A label, which the user or owner can customize, is positioned between the inner frame and the cover. As the cover is transparent or translucent, the label is easily seen through the cover. In this way, presented is a customizable hand tool that prevents misplacement or theft of the hand tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: James Martin
  • Publication number: 20150068371
    Abstract: A cleaning implement to facilitate household cleaning for individuals with physical impairments. The cleaning implement comprises a handle member comprising an elongate body with a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween. The handle member forms an interface extending laterally away from and the longitudinal axis to a side portion that is laterally offset from the longitudinal axis. The interface having a landing surface disposed between the longitudinal axis and the side portion. The cleaning implement further comprises a coupling member disposed on the second end of the elongate body, the coupling member and an end effector coupled with the coupling member. In one example, the handle portion is disposed on a first side of a plane that extends along the longitudinal axis and at least half of the end effector is disposed on a second side of the plane that extends along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Hyacinth Claire Terrelonge
  • Patent number: 8967023
    Abstract: An internal hexagonal wrench power assisting shank is disposed with several through holes capable of matching with a diameter of the used power assisting shank and a first gap, and a connection hole is disposed thereon. Different types of handle shanks can be connected through the connection hole. The shank is suitable for internal hexagonal wrenches having different types and can be joined with different kinds of handle shanks such as a straight shank, the ratchet, and an L-shaped hand shank to have flexibility and convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Shanghai Easy-Use Tools Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shiyu Sun
  • Publication number: 20150052686
    Abstract: The tool includes a body having an aperture disposed transversely there-through and tool bits disposed at either end. In use two tools are mated together by disposing the end of one tool through the aperture of another, thereby forming a tool having an operative portion and a torque handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Williams Davis
  • Publication number: 20150027280
    Abstract: A body care tool comprises a body interacting structure for interacting with a surface portion of the body. A handle is connected to the body interacting structure. The handle has a plurality of finger apertures disposed therein. Each finger aperture is designed for accommodating one finger of a user of the body care tool therein such that the user is enabled to handle the body interacting structure using two or more fingers inserted into the finger apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Philip M. Euloth
  • Patent number: 8939051
    Abstract: An extension tool is disclosed comprising a first pole and a second pole. The second pole is partially disposed in the first pole for defining a variable overall tool length. A slide controller includes a lower clamp and an upper clamp. The first pole is disposed in the lower clamp. A first clamp compressor applies a compressive force to the lower clamp for defining a lower clamp lock and coupes the slide controller with the first pole. A second clamp compressor applies a compressive force to the upper clamp for defining an upper clamp lock and prevents slidable displacement of the second pole relative to the first pole. The second clamp compressor applies a non-compressive force to the upper clamp for defining an upper slide guide. The upper slide guide facilitates the slidable displacement of the second pole relative to the first pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventors: Robert G. Lofley, Sr., Robert G. Lofley, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150020653
    Abstract: A retractable rod structure of a hand tool includes an inner rod disposed along an axis. One end of the inner rod is provided with a tightening seat. The tightening seat has a tightening surface on a circumferential side thereof. A tightening ring is fitted on the tightening surface. An outer rod is fitted on the inner rod. The outer wall of the tightening ring is against the inner wall of the outer rod. The outer rod is turned to bring the tightening ring to turn simultaneously. Through the guide of the tightening surface, the tightening ring is tightened between the tightening surface and the inner wall of the outer rod, like a wedge, such that the outer rod and the inner rod can be positioned at any desired position to adjust the length of the retractable rod structure of the hand stool in a stepless way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Chia-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 8927083
    Abstract: A handle and a method of fabricating a handle, or another article of manufacture, that minimizes or avoids the likelihood of accumulating contamination before, during, or after use. The article includes a core element, for example, a plastic core element, having an outer surface and raised indicia, such as, letters or logos, extending beyond the outer surface; and a light-transferring material completely covering the raised indicia of the core element wherein the raised indicia are visible through the light-transferring material. The complete covering of the indicia avoids separation between the cover and the indicia. The cover material may be a translucent thermoplastic elastomer. Though particularly applicable to the medical device industry, aspects of the invention may be applied to a broad range of industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Mack Molding Company
    Inventor: Randolph W. Pell
  • Publication number: 20150000480
    Abstract: A handle for receiving an elongate medical device is provided. The handle includes a housing defining an elongate hollow interior portion, the hollow portion defining a first portion proximate the distal end and the aperture, a second portion. A core is slidably disposed within the interior portion and includes a ramp portion extending from an outer surface of the core at an oblique angle to the longitudinal axis, and two or more arms extending outwardly from a proximal end of the core and biased toward an extended configuration where a proximal end of each arm extends radially outside of an outer surface of the core, wherein the two or more arms combine to define the proximal opening. A button is movably disposed within the aperture substantially blocking communication with the hollow portion through the aperture, comprising an inclined surface that slidably engages the ramp surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Shay J. Lavelle, James Giltinan
  • Patent number: 8915680
    Abstract: A hand-held tool protection device includes a handle sized and configured to be grasped by an operator. A neck portion extends outwardly from the handle in a direction of a elongated axis of the handle. A swivel assembly is connected to the neck portion. The swivel assembly includes a body having a top, a bottom and a sidewall. The body is connected to the neck portion at the sidewall of the body. An opening extends through the body and intersects the top and the bottom of the body. A pivotable rod member is slidably and pivotably received in the opening extending through the body to provide a pivot axis. A tool element holding assembly is connected to the pivotable rod member such that the tool element holding assembly pivots therewith about the pivot axis. The tool element holding assembly includes a support assembly configured for receiving a tool such that the tool may be rotated about a tool rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wayne Divine, Bryan E. Berryhill
  • Publication number: 20140366688
    Abstract: A multifunctional tool with interchangeable tips includes a handle, a cover, at least one interchangeable tip and at least one removable securing means. The interchangeable tip is clamped at various points between the cover and the handle because the cavities of the handle and of the cover are not surfaces of revolution, whereas the diametrical recess of the interchangeable tip is a surface of revolution. The teeth of the handle engage the teeth of the cover, the parallel faces of said teeth meshing axially with respect to the tips preventing the cover from sliding off the handle. At least one removable securing means firmly secures the interchangeable tips and the cover to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Isidro Bocanegra Marquina, Daniel Bocanegra García, Jorge Bocanegra García
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8881624
    Abstract: A tool handle includes a first handle unit, a joint unit connected rotatably to the first handle unit and formed with a plurality of positioning grooves, a second handle unit connected co-rotatably to the joint unit, and a latch member inserted into the first handle unit and movable between a lock state, where two latching projections of the latch member engage two of the positioning grooves and the first and second handle units are non-rotatable relative to each other, and an unlock state, where the latching projections are disengaged from the two of the positioning grooves and the second handle unit is rotatable about the engaging block to permit adjustment of an orientation of the second handle unit relative to the first handle unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Chin-Tan Huang
  • Publication number: 20140318329
    Abstract: A process for producing molded products having portions formed with two separate materials is provided, The process involves forming a first component over a structural core in a first step, and forming a second component that is secured to the first component and the core in a second step. The second component can be formed directly over the first component or can be secured thereto after formation. The first and second components can additionally be formed with indicia thereon, or with recesses within which inserts containing the desired indicia can be positioned. Additionally, the first component can be formed with a ridge disposed on a projection formed on the first component that effectively seals off a portion of the first component when the second component is formed around the core and the first component to ensure the portion of the first component surrounded by the ridge remains visible after formation of the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Gauthier Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Gauthier, Mara C. Schwartz, Kenneth A. Roggow
  • Patent number: 8850935
    Abstract: A hand tool includes a shaft, at least one affecting portion, and a protection layer. The shaft is like a bar, and can be hold by a hand. The affecting portion connects with the shaft. The affecting portion can grip a specific part which a user wants to control. The protection layer is settled and/or covered on at least one portion of the hand tool surface. The protection layer is lumpy and rough. Because of the protection layer, the hand tool is shake-proof, wear-proof, slip-resistance, and electric insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Yu-Ching Kuo, Yi-Ching Yu
  • Patent number: 8844410
    Abstract: A tool apparatus comprises an operative member and a handle connected to the operative member. The handle comprises a core element having an elongated body, an outer surface and first and second ends opposite to each other. At least the second end is connected to the operative member. The tool handle also comprises at least one cavity extending inwardly from the outer surface of the core element and a plurality of insert blocks selectively receivable in the cavity. The tool handle further comprises an overlay disposed on the core element, wherein a height of the projection on exterior surface of the insert block is no less than a thickness of the overlay, thereby exposing the upper surface to an external environment so as to be visible to a viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Warner Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: David R Henke, Steven L. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8840630
    Abstract: A handle for receiving an elongate medical device is provided. The handle includes a housing defining an elongate hollow interior portion, the hollow portion defining a first portion proximate the distal end and the aperture, a second portion. A core is slidably disposed within the interior portion and includes a ramp portion extending from an outer surface of the core at an oblique angle to the longitudinal axis, and two or more arms extending outwardly from a proximal end of the core and biased toward an extended configuration where a proximal end of each arm extends radially outside of an outer surface of the core, wherein the two or more arms combine to define the proximal opening. A button is movably disposed within the aperture substantially blocking communication with the hollow portion through the aperture, comprising an inclined surface that slidably engages the ramp surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Shay Joseph Lavelle, James Giltinan
  • Publication number: 20140260839
    Abstract: This grounds tool supporting handle mounts at an upper end portion of a support and an implement mounted at a use end of the support. Each such handle includes a ball joint largely retained in a ball socket closure for making multiple adjustments of the handle beside the powered grounds tool support longitudinal axis, while simultaneously making sufficient height adjustments to the implement in relation to the grounds surface. Optionally, this handle may be equipped with improved damping mechanisms and or tool adjusted when the powered grounds tool demands a stationary mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Edward Patrick Hurley
  • Publication number: 20140260838
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a dental device holder for holding a dental device in place and a method of use of the dental device holder for providing dental care. The dental device holder can include a spherical outer wall with a plurality of holes in the wall, wherein a dental instrument can be inserted through the holes and frictionally retained in the dental device holder. The dental device holder can include attachment elements. A strap can be attached to the dental device holder using the attachment elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jennie S. Phui
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8813615
    Abstract: A handle assembly for a hand-operated tool includes first and second front vertical members pivotally connected to the tool and first and second rear vertical members pivotally connected to the tool. A first connecting link connects the first front and rear vertical members. A second connecting link connects the second front and rear vertical members. A first handle extends between the first and second front vertical members. A second handle extends between the first and second rear vertical members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Peter Matthew Wason
  • Publication number: 20140230616
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handle for a hand-operated striking tool including a body having a striking end corresponding to a terminal area. The handle also includes a connection system configured to surround the terminal area of the body at a distance so as to define a space between the connection system and body. The connection system includes at least one access hole to the body on each front surface in the terminal area of the body. At least two securing members are configured to be inserted in the holes of the connection system and to mechanically connect a striking head to the body in an orthogonal direction to the striking head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: FISKARS FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Frédéric Gilbert DESCOMBES, Chris THELISSON, Serge GOUVERNEUR
  • Patent number: 8806994
    Abstract: A tool for manipulating the hand brake controls on a railroad car by a user standing on the ground generally comprises an elongate handle and a split collar swivelly attached to the distal end of the handle. The collar includes split for passage of the rim of a brake wheel, and a central bore for retaining the rim while the user turns the brake wheel with the collar bearing against a spoke. A cavity in distal end of handle is adapted for engaging the free end of a brake release handle for moving it to release the brakes. Each side of the collar includes a concave portion adapted for engaging a spoke of the brake wheel for turning the wheel for final tightening of the brakes. Preferably, the handle includes a plurality of telescopingly coupled sections and locks for locking the handle at an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Jason J. Smith, Darryl J. Smith, Matthew W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140216215
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an implement holder and a flexible tube handle that has semi-rigid or flexible walls. The tube handle has a frame adapted to be removably secured to the sealed end of the flexible tube. The frame has an attachment portion and a tool portion. The attachment portion has a first surface adapted to generally encircle and/or grip a portion of the sealed end or body of the flexible tube and the tool portion has a tube holder adapted to receive a tool or having a tool affixed thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Handsfree Marketing, Inc.
    Inventors: Bijan Hosseini, Scott Haynes Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8776648
    Abstract: A tool handle including: a body configured to receive a handle of a tool; a hand grip extending approximately perpendicular from the body; and an arm ring rotatably disposed on the body, wherein the arm ring is adapted to be placed in at least two positions, a first position in which the arm ring is generally perpendicular to the hand grip such that a user may place the user's forearm through the arm ring to grasp the hand grip and a second position in which the arm ring is generally parallel to the hand grip so as to minimize the width of the tool handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Sung K. Lee
  • Patent number: 8776643
    Abstract: A tool may be configured, in various embodiments, with a handle capable of housing house a gear in an aperture. The gear can have at least a predetermined number of facets and an orbital ring. A securing feature can have a first notch that is adapted to engage the orbital ring to allow rotational movement while securing the gear within the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: DentCraft Tools Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Sonya Emmert
  • Publication number: 20140182425
    Abstract: The invention proposes a hand tool comprising a handle, at least one operating portion, an elastic layer and a protective layer. The handle is a region for a user to hold and apply force. The at least one operating portion connected with the handle has different shapes based on different elements engaged with. The elastic layer set on at least a part of surface of the hand tool is used to absorb vibration and acting force when using the hand tool. The protective layer set on the elastic layer is flexible and contractible and therefore prevents components of the hand tool from loosening and being abraded. The protective layer is further provided with a texture surface comprising a convex surface and a concave surface to increase friction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: YU-CHING KUO, YI-CHING YU
  • Patent number: 8763501
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a device body and a hand tool. The hand tool includes a handle unit, a coupling unit, and a tool body. The coupling unit includes a coupling element attachable removably to the device body. The tool body is connected between the handle unit and the coupling unit, and includes a working head projecting from the coupling element. When not in use, the hand tool is attached to the device body, and can be easily carried together with the device body. When removed from the device body, the hand tool can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Chieh Cheng, Li-Sheng Lin, Hsin-Hao Chen
  • Publication number: 20140165799
    Abstract: A process for producing molded products having portions formed with two separate materials is provided. The process involves forming a first component over a structural core in a first step, and forming a second component that is secured to the first component and the core in a second step. The second component can be formed directly over the first component or can be secured thereto after formation. The first and second components can additionally be formed with indicia thereon, or with recesses within which inserts containing the desired indicia can be positioned. Additionally, the first component can be formed with a ridge disposed on a projection formed on the first component that effectively seals off a portion of the first component when the second component is formed around the core and the first component to ensure the portion of the first component surrounded by the ridge remains visible after formation of the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Gauthier Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Gauthier, Steven S. Landowski
  • Patent number: 8739662
    Abstract: A telescopic handle for a hand tool includes a main shank connected to a tool head at a distal end and insertable into an outer sleeve which a user grips. The main shank has a plurality of axially spaced retained regions such that a radially movable retaining member is engageable with a selected one of the retained regions. A key-and-keyway mechanism is disposed to guide axial movement of the outer sleeve and to guard against rotation of the outer sleeve relative to the main shank so as to permit delivery of an appropriate torque to the main shank. An operating member is disposed on and movable axially relative to the outer sleeve to radially move the retaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Chin-Tan Huang
  • Publication number: 20140137352
    Abstract: A multipurpose bendable tool may include a portion of the tool having a flexible element including a shape retentive component that retains a shape to which the portion is bent. The portion can be bendable or formable, and may be adjusted into a variety of shapes which can be changed by a user. For example, the multipurpose bendable tool can be used to apply pressure to a surface via a head portion while substantially maintaining its shape, and can be fitted with a variety of attachments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Lydia K Golla, Patrick Golla
  • Publication number: 20140137338
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool system that can be assembled into multiple configurations by a user. The tool system may comprise a plurality of components, including tool heads, shaft segments, and handle ends. The components of the tool system can be combined in various configurations to provide different functions, at different lengths. Connectors may be utilized to connect the various components of the system using a twist lock mechanism. The connectors may include a tubular sleeve member having a biased locking shaft that interacts with a locking groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Redhed Tools, LLC
  • Patent number: 8714497
    Abstract: A tool stand mountable to a tool having a relatively long handle. The handle has a tool head mounted to the second end of the handle. The tool stand has a pivot member, an axle, a rotational stop arm and a leg assembly. The pivot member is coupled to a handle between the first and second end thereof. The axle is rotatably coupled to the pivot member, with the axle rotation in an orientation that is oblique or substantially perpendicular to a handle. The rotational stop arm is fixed to the axle. The leg assembly extends toward a second end of a handle, with the rotational stop arm and the leg assembly being angled at an angle that is less than 180°. The leg assembly, the rotational stop arm and the axle are rotatable about the pivot member between a stowed orientation and an operational orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Steven J. Bricker
  • Publication number: 20140102266
    Abstract: A tool handle includes a first handle unit, a joint unit connected rotatably to the first handle unit and formed with a plurality of positioning grooves, a second handle unit connected co-rotatably to the joint unit, and a latch member inserted into the first handle unit and movable between a lock state, where two latching projections of the latch member engage two of the positioning grooves and the first and second handle units are non-rotatable relative to each other, and an unlock state, where the latching projections are disengaged from the two of the positioning grooves and the second handle unit is rotatable about the engaging block to permit adjustment of an orientation of the second handle unit relative to the first handle unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Chin-Tan Huang
  • Publication number: 20140103276
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a handle for a hand implement. The handle defines thumb indentations for receiving a thumb. Advantageously, the thumb can be positioned in particular thumb indentations to suit user preference or functional operation of the implement. Preferably, the handle defines a bight opposite the thumb indentations. The handle may define finger indentations in the bight. The finger indentations may be located closer a free end of the handle than the thumb indentations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Dominic Fegan
  • Patent number: 8683896
    Abstract: Instrument handles isolate the functions of supporting the instrument and actuating controls on the instrument. An instrument handle may be grasped and supported by the less dexterous digits and palm of a human hand, and controls mounted on the instrument handle may be actuated by the more dexterous digits. The instrument handle may couple to an end effector so that the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder remain in a comfortable position when the end effector is positioned to act effectively on a selected portion of a workpiece, such as a surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Medicine Lodge, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Gerbec, Joseph Q. Marietta, Brandon T. Walker, E. Marlowe Goble
  • Publication number: 20140083060
    Abstract: The ergonomic thermoluminescent dosimeter adapter provides ergonomic design that reduces the risk of repetitive motion injury. The ergonomic thermoluminescent dosimeter adapter includes a form fitting hand trigger and a handle portion mounted on a base. The handle portion has a slot adapted to receive the TLD tool. The TLD tool inserts into the adapter and fastening devices secure the TLD tool to the adapter. In operation, the adapter base is positioned on a flat surface such as a table and adjusted to a comfortable working height until the hand trigger is in a comfortable gripping position. The adapter is held with one hand and the hand trigger is squeezed with the other hand until the targeted TLD holder opens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: John Estabillo Tate, Curtis Wayne Gent, D. Suzanne Gregor, William Andrew Harrell
  • Publication number: 20140076114
    Abstract: A cable stripper handle assembly including a handle, a handle sleeve coupled to the handle and having a first portion and a second portion, a handle sleeve connector surrounding the second portion of the handle sleeve, the handle sleeve connector having first and second holes, the second hole having two opposing ends and intersecting the first hole, a unidirectional bearing received in the first portion of the handle sleeve, at least one marble positioned inside the second hole adjacent to at least one of the opposing ends thereof, and at least one spring positioned inside the second hole and contacting the at least one marble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Changzhou Amphenol Fuyang Communication Equip. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pengjin Wang, Tingxing SHENG
  • Publication number: 20140041195
    Abstract: Hand tool and method of manufacturing and using same. The hand tool includes a tool mount including at least one heim joint that removably receives thereon a tool head assembly. The heim joint and tool head assembly cooperate to provide the hand tool with a multi-directional, variable angle of attack on a work piece in a manner that accommodates aged, arthritic and otherwise handicapped people having a limited range of arm, wrist and hand movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: QUIC INDUSTRIES
    Inventor: NAM QUOC HOANG