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1. WO1992000168 - FOLDING UTILITY TOOL

Publication Number WO/1992/000168
Publication Date 09.01.1992
International Application No. PCT/US1991/004547
International Filing Date 25.06.1991
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 21.01.1992
IPC
B25F 1/00 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
FCOMBINATION OR MULTI-PURPOSE TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; DETAILS OR COMPONENTS OF PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS NOT PARTICULARLY RELATED TO THE OPERATIONS PERFORMED AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Combination or multi-purpose hand tools
B26B 11/00 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
26HAND CUTTING TOOLS; CUTTING; SEVERING
BHAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
11Hand knives combined with other implements, e.g. with corkscrew, with scissors, with writing implement
CPC
B25F 1/003
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
FCOMBINATION OR MULTI-PURPOSE TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; DETAILS OR COMPONENTS OF PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS NOT PARTICULARLY RELATED TO THE OPERATIONS PERFORMED AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Combination or multi-purpose hand tools
003of pliers'-, scissors'- or wrench-type with at least one movable jaw
B26B 11/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
26HAND CUTTING TOOLS; CUTTING; SEVERING
BHAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
11Hand knives combined with other implements, e.g. with corkscrew, with scissors, with writing implement
B26B 11/005
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
26HAND CUTTING TOOLS; CUTTING; SEVERING
BHAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
11Hand knives combined with other implements, e.g. with corkscrew, with scissors, with writing implement
005Handle also acting as a part of a scissors
Applicants
  • THAI, Hai [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • THAI, Hai
Agents
  • SMITH-HILL, John
Priority Data
544,74727.06.1990US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) FOLDING UTILITY TOOL
(FR) OUTIL POLYVALENT PLIANT
Abstract
(EN) A folding utility tool has a handle consisting of a first side (10) and a second side (12) spaced apart by a plurality of spacers (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30). The area between the first side (10) and the second side (12) of the handle provides a first recess within the handle above the spacers and a second recess below the spacers. A pair of pivots (14, 16), one at each end of the handle, allow a plurality of tools to be pivoted from a nested position between the handles to an extended position beyond the handles. The tools may include such conventional devices as knife blades (50) and screwdriver-can opener blades (60). At least one of the tools, however, is a pair of locking pliers having a first jaw (100) and a second jaw (120) pivotable about one of the pivots. The first jaw is lockable in an extended position while the second jaw is adjustable and pivots about the same pivot point as the first jaw. An actuation lever (150) and a reaction member (180) provide an over-center mechanism to allow the pair of pliers to be locked with one jaw in a given position relative to the other jaw. The actuation lever (150) has an adjustement mechanism (154) which allows this relative position to be preadjusted for grasping various objects.
(FR) Un outil polyvalent pliant comporte un manche composé d'une première face (10) et d'une seconde face (12) espacées par une pluralité d'éléments d'espacement (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30). La zone située entre la première face (10) et la seconde face (20) du manche définit un premier évidement à l'intérieur du manche, au-dessus des éléments d'espacement, ainsi qu'un second évidement au-dessous desdits éléments d'espacement. Une paire de pivots (14, 16), un à chaque extrémité du manche, permet de faire pivoter une pluralité d'outils d'une position rentrée entre les manches à une position sortie au-delà des manches. Les outils peuvent comprendre des dispositifs classiques tels que des lames de couteaux (50) et des lames de tournevis-ouvre-boîte (60). Toutefois, au moins un des outils est une paire de pinces de blocage comportant une première mâchoire (100) et une seconde mâchoire (120) pivotant autour d'un des pivots. La première mâchoire peut être bloquée dans une position ouverte tandis que la seconde mâchoire est réglable et pivote autour du même point de pivot que la première mâchoire. Un levier d'actionnement (150) et un élément de réaction (180) constituent un mécanisme de blocage automatique permettant de bloquer la paire de pinces à l'aide d'une mâchoire dans une position donnée par rapport à l'autre mâchoire. Le levier d'actionnement (150) comporte un mécanisme de réglage (154) permettant de pré-ajuster cette position relative afin de saisir divers objets.
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