04744272 is referenced by 154 patents and cites 4 patents.

A foldable gripping tool has compound folding handle assemblies including channel shaped handles and handle extensions which may be folded into nested relationship with each other, and folded over the gripping jaws of the tool to enclose the jaws into a compact nested assembly. The handle extensions provide a broad smooth surface to be grasped and squeezed by the user's hand. The handle extensions include integral tools such as a can/bottle opener and screwdrivers. The tool also includes tool blades such as a knife blade and a screwdriver/file blade, independent of the handle extensions, which are also foldable into the channel shaped handles and handle extensions.

Title
Foldable tool
Application Number
6/853349
Publication Number
4744272
Application Date
April 17, 1986
Publication Date
May 17, 1988
Inventor
Timothy S Leatherman
Portland
OR, US
Agent
Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel
Assignee
Leatherman Tool Group
OR, US
IPC
B25G 1/00
B25B 7/22
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