WO2010025742A1 - An auxiliary and safety device for use when working with a hand tool - Google Patents

An auxiliary and safety device for use when working with a hand tool Download PDF

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WO2010025742A1
WO2010025742A1 PCT/EE2009/000014 EE2009000014W WO2010025742A1 WO 2010025742 A1 WO2010025742 A1 WO 2010025742A1 EE 2009000014 W EE2009000014 W EE 2009000014W WO 2010025742 A1 WO2010025742 A1 WO 2010025742A1
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Erko Reinmann
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Erko Reinmann
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
    • B25HWORKSHOP EQUIPMENT, e.g. FOR MARKING-OUT WORK; STORAGE MEANS FOR WORKSHOPS
    • B25H3/00Storage means or arrangements for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work tools or instruments

Abstract

This invention is an auxiliary and safety device for use when working with a hand tool (1) and comprises a hand loop (2) for fastening around the hand, a safety strap (5) and a tool loop (6) which is fastened around a tool. The interior of the hand loop (2) is made of a skin-friendly material and can be adjusted according to the size of the user's hand when fastening using a Velcro strap (3). The interior of the tool loop (6) is made from a material which prevents the slipping of the tool (8) and can be adjusted according to the size of the tool using a Velcro strap (7). The hand loop and tool loop (6) are connected with a safety strap (5). When the tool loop (6) is not being used, it can be fastened around the hand on top of the hand loop (2).

Description

An auxiliary and safety device for use when working with a hand tool

FILED OF THE INVENTION

This invention is an auxiliary and safety device for use when working with hand tools.

TECHNICAL BACQROUND

While working on a ladder, on a roof or in a similar place, you occasionally need to put your tool aside for a moment in order to do something else with the same hand. But there is a risk that while working at heights and putting your tool aside it could fall to the ground and get damaged or endanger the people working or standing below. To prevent this, a number of different auxiliary and safety devices have been invented.

Recognised at the technological level are the tool harnesses covered by US patents US6315179 and US6065658, which are placed around the body and which are used to attach tools, such as a drill, using a belt or strap. They also have a pouch or hook for tools which are put aside. In both cases the devices are clumsy - it takes time to put tools aside and cannot be done with one hand. The latter point is particularly important when working on a ladder, on a roof or in a similar place, where you need to keep one hand free to hold on.

Also recognised at the technological level is patent US6029321 , which describes a hand tool support strap. This is an auxiliary equipped with a Velcro strap, one end of which is attached around the wrist of the user and the other end of which is used to hold the tool in the hand in the event that the hand is too weak to hold onto it. This device is not permanently attached to the tool and does not allow you to put the tool aside for a moment. SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

This invention was designed to produce an auxiliary and safety device that is easy and comfortable to use. The aim of the device is to provide a way for a tool not to have to be put aside while working at heights when you need to use your hand for something else. This device makes it possible for the tool to hang for a moment. This is especially important given that when you are working at heights there is nowhere to put your tools. The device also ensures the safety of the people present under the working area.

The auxiliary and safety device is made from different materials. The major component is the hand loop, which comprises a 'safety strap' and tool loop. The hand loops may be a specially made hand loop, a glove or a sleeve connected to the work garment. The interior of a specially made hand loop is made from skin- friendly material stitched to the exterior material and can be adjusted using a Velcro strap to fit the size of the user's hand. From the hand loop, the safety strap runs to the tool loop, which is structurally the same as the hand loop in every respect except for the interior material, which is designed to prevent the tool slipping in the loop. The safety strap is made from a durable and flexible material, one end of which is fastened to the hand loop and the other end to the tool loop.

When there is no tool in the tool loop, it can also be fastened around the hand on top of the hand loop.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

The above-mentioned properties and advantages of the invention and other properties and advantages are described in more detail in the figures and their references below, which illustrate the preferred construction methods, wherein: Figure 1 illustrates an auxiliary and safety device for use when working with a hand tool;

Figure 2 illustrates an auxiliary and safety device where a glove is used as the hand loop; Figure 3 illustrates an auxiliary and safety device where the sleeve of the work garment is used as the hand loop.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Figure 1 illustrates an auxiliary and safety device for use when working with a hand tool 1 , which comprises a specially made hand loop 2. The interior of the hand loop 2 is made of a skin-friendly material which is stitched to the exterior material. The hand loop 2 can be released and the fastening is adjustable using a Velcro strap 3 and is attached around the hand 4. The safety strap 5 connects the hand loop 2 to the tool loop 6. The tool loop 6 can be released and the fastening is adjustable using a Velcro strap 7 and is attached around the tool 8. The tool loop 6 is structurally the same as the hand loop in every respect except for the interior material, which is designed to prevent the tool slipping in the loop. The safety strap 5 is fastened to the hand loop 2 using a fastener 9 and to the tool loop 6 using another fastener 10. When no tool 8 is in the tool loop 6, it can also be fastened around the hand 4 on top of the hand loop 2.

Figure 2 illustrates an auxiliary and safety device where a glove 11 is used as the hand loop.

Figure 3 illustrates an auxiliary and safety device where the sleeve of the work garment 12 is used as the hand loop.

One end of the auxiliary and safety device 1 is fastened around the hand (the wrist) using the hand loop 2 and the other end is attached to the tool using the tool loop 6. If you need to put the tool 8 aside 4 while working, it remains hanging so that it is easy and comfortable to pick up again when required.

Claims

Claims:
1. An auxiliary and safety device for use when working with a hand tool (1), comprising a hand loop (2) for fastening around the hand, a safety strap (5) and a tool loop (6) which is fastened around a tool, wherein the hand loop (2) is connected to the tool loop (6) by means of a safety strap (5); the interior of the tool loop (6) is made from a material that prevents the slipping of the tool (8) and can be adjusted to the size of the tool when fastening using a Velcro strap (7); the hand loop (2) and the tool loop (6) can both be fully released to enable attaching; when no tool (8) is in the tool loop (6), it can also be fastened around the hand (4) on top of the hand loop (2).
2. An auxiliary and safety device in accordance with point 1 wherein the interior of the hand loop (2) is made from a skin-friendly material and that it can be adjusted according to the size of the user's hand when fastening using a Velcro strap (3).
3. An auxiliary and safety device in accordance with point 1 wherein the safety strap is fastened to the hand loop (2) by means of stitching.
4. An auxiliary and safety device in accordance with point 1 wherein the safety strap is fastened to the tool loop (6) by means of stitching.
5. An auxiliary and safety device in accordance with points 1 and 2 wherein the hand loop (2) has exterior material that is stitched to a skin-friendly interior material.
6. An auxiliary and safety device in accordance with point 1 wherein the tool loop (6) has exterior material that is stitched to a slip-resistant interior material.
7. An auxiliary and safety device in accordance with points 5 and 6 wherein the fastening is stitching.
8. An auxiliary and safety device in accordance with points 1 through 7 wherein a glove (11) is used as the hand loop (2).
9. An auxiliary and safety device in accordance with points 1 through 7 wherein the sleeve of the work garment (12) is used as the hand loop (2).
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US6065658A (en) * 1998-07-02 2000-05-23 Hashimoto; Richard Makoto Tool holder for an electric drill
GB2353752A (en) * 1999-09-03 2001-03-07 Byron Roy Best Safety tether for hand tools
US6315179B1 (en) * 1999-02-05 2001-11-13 James C. Hillis Tool harness
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US774143A (en) * 1904-01-28 1904-11-08 Charles Augustus Adams Implement attachment.
US4728123A (en) * 1987-03-30 1988-03-01 Randy Kassal Releasable strap system
US5082156A (en) * 1987-08-07 1992-01-21 Braun Thomas D Tool wrist strap
US4878274A (en) * 1988-07-13 1989-11-07 Patricy Henry R Securement system
US6065658A (en) * 1998-07-02 2000-05-23 Hashimoto; Richard Makoto Tool holder for an electric drill
US6029321A (en) * 1998-12-28 2000-02-29 Fisher; Dale P. Hand tool support strap
US6315179B1 (en) * 1999-02-05 2001-11-13 James C. Hillis Tool harness
GB2353752A (en) * 1999-09-03 2001-03-07 Byron Roy Best Safety tether for hand tools
US20020174521A1 (en) * 2001-05-23 2002-11-28 Vidal Michael A. Hand tool lanyard system
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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
EP2873495A1 (en) * 2013-11-15 2015-05-20 Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd. Work implement

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