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Timothy S Leatherman: Foldable tool. Leatherman Tool Group, Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, May 17, 1988: US04744272 (154 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Timothy S Leatherman: Lock-bar foldable tool. Leatherman Tool Group, Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, December 26, 1989: US04888869 (145 worldwide citation)

A lock-back foldable tool includes a folding locking channel which nests outside of the channel-shaped handle of the tool. The locking channel fits closely over a spring, integral with the web of the channel-shaped handle, which bears against a cam surface on the base of the tool blade. When the bla ...


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Timothy S Leatherman, Benjamin C Rivera, Philip C Gibson: Folding tool with locking mechanism. Leatherman Tool Group, Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, November 9, 1999: US05979059 (79 worldwide citation)

A locking mechanism for holding a selected blade or tool kit of a multi-purpose folding tool in an extended position. A base portion of each blade is mounted on a pivot pin mounted in a tool handle. The base portion includes a cam and a notch, and a spring included in the handle biases a flange agai ...


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Howard G Berg, Benjamin C Rivera: Multi-purpose tool including folding scissors. Leatherman Tool Group, Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, May 5, 1998: US05745997 (71 worldwide citation)

A multi-purpose folding tool including a pair of folding scissors, in which a scissors blade is movable about a pivot shaft, between a stowed position and a deployed position in which a stop prevents the blade from moving further with respect to the handle because of pressure on the handle in the di ...


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Benjamin C Rivera: Multipurpose folding tool with easily accessible outer blades. Leatherman Tool Group, Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, January 18, 2000: US06014787 (69 worldwide citation)

A multipurpose hand tool with folding handles each including a central channel to receive pliers jaws or the like when the tool is folded, and including troughs holding outer blades alongside the central channel so that the outer blades can be opened without unfolding the tool. The troughs face oppo ...


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Benjamin C Rivera: Folding multipurpose pocket tool with floating springs. Leatherman Tool Group, Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, September 23, 2003: US06622328 (50 worldwide citation)

A folding multipurpose hand tool including folding pliers or scissors and other tool blades and bits. A pair of handles each has a pivot axle at each end. A base of each pliers jaw or scissors blade is mounted on the pivot axle at one end of a handle, allowing the handles to fold around the jaws to ...


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Benjamin C Rivera: Multipurpose tool including folding scissors. Leatherman Tool Group, Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, May 21, 2002: US06389625 (50 worldwide citation)

A folding multipurpose tool incorporating a latch release mechanism including a lever, a cam, and a rocker-shaped grip body to easily effect release of a catch for holding knife or screwdriver blades extended. A spring and cams are arranged to hold each of a pair of handles either extended or folded ...


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Howard G Berg, Timothy S Leatherman, Benjamin C Rivera, Reinhard Srajer: Multipurpose locking pliers. Leatherman Tool Group, Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, September 4, 2001: US06282996 (49 worldwide citation)

A folding multipurpose tool including adjustable locking pliers with an over-center locking mechanism to retain the jaws in a gripping condition. The jaws of the locking pliers can be folded into the handles of the tool to produce a compact folded configuration. A latch mechanism in the tool handle ...


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Benjamin C Rivera: Folding multi-purpose tool with comfortable handles. Leatherman Tool Group, Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, November 9, 1999: US05978993 (38 worldwide citation)

A multipurpose folding tool including a pair of pivoted scissors blades or pliers jaws, each having a handle in the form of a channel, attached through a pivot joint permitting the handles to fold around the scissors blades or pliers jaws. Each handle includes a pair of parallel legs, separated by a ...


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Benjamin C Rivera: Multipurpose folding tool handle. Leatherman Tool Group, Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, October 10, 2000: US06128805 (35 worldwide citation)

A multipurpose hand tool with folding handles each including a central channel to receive pliers jaws or the like when the tool is folded, and including troughs holding outer blades alongside the central channel so that the outer blades can be opened without unfolding the tool. The troughs face oppo ...