A hand-held tool for individuals who have diminished use of their hands or reduced gripping strength due to infirmity or medical condition that provides a number of shaped spaces for seating and manipulation of various items that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to manipulate. Among the multiple shaped spaces is a space for a writing …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Ronald W. Jones, James L. Ford
Agents: Jeffrey Roddy (attorney)

The application was examined by Melanie Alexander, Monica Carter (USPTO dept. 3727)


  • 1. A hand-held tool with a top side, a bottom side, and a perimeter to be used …
  • 2. The hand-held tool of claim 1 in which the eating utensil is maintained at a 20 to 30 degree …
  • 3. The hand-held tool of claim 1 further comprising a plurality of projections about the perimeter …

Cited documents


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Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is a plan view of a bottom side the preferred embodiment; FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the embodiment of FIG. 1 ; …


Background of the Invention

Multi-use tools of varying design are known in the art and typically are designed to assist persons having impaired grip strength to open containers that have tight fitting lids and the like. …

Cross Reference to Related Applications

This application claims the benefit of Provisional Patent Application No. 61/132,393 filed Jul. 8, …

Reference Listing for Numbered Elements

10′ multi-use tool body 12 zipper pull 14 tire stem remover/turning assist for twist-type lamp switches 16 eating utensil assist 18 first opener for sealed packages/letters 20 second opener for sealed …

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Miscellaneous patent data

Similar documents are classified under using air or gas pressure, tool pivoted to plier, abrasive sharpening means, sensor, activator and controller, removing stoppers, Rolling pin, combined or convertible, finger grapple type, breaking, e.g. for ampoules, screwdriver, Electrical Connection Forming or Wire Preparation, the inventor's state is TX, city - Weatherford, the published inventor's name is Jones Ronald W., the application number is 12/459,802 (U.S.), the grant number is 08544128 (publication number), includes the following drawings: Top plan view of the embodiment, Multi-Task Hand Aid, Plan view of a bottom, Perspective view showing the top side, application examiners - Monica Carter, Melanie Alexander (3727 USPTO department), the patent is illustrated by 5 drawings, particularly claims a hand-held tool with a top side, a bottom side, and a perimeter…, developed by James L. Ford et al., the agent's name is Roddy Jeffrey, the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, 10 claims comprise the protection scope, the applicant's city - Weatherford, state - TX, the recorded applicant's name is Jones Ronald W., the invention is named Multi-Task Hand Aid, the term of the grant was extended by 753 days, 9 figures are supplied with the description, the grant date is Oct. 1, 2013 (publication date), the application publication date is Jul. 8, 2009, the primary classification Receptacle Opener or Closure Remover has been designated to the document.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Double-ended, Hand- or power-operated devices for opening closed containers, Combination or multi-purpose hand tools, With article or article holder, Receptacle Opener or Closure Remover, Arm or Component and Actuator or Connector Therefor, Gripping type. The designated search classifications include Gripping type, Crowbar or Prybar, With reciprocating closure-engaging, For engaging receptacle about closure, Receptacle Opener or Closure Remover, Pitch fork, Desk use tool, e.g., letter opener, pencil sharpener, etc., Shingle Gauge on Hatchet, Hand Axe, or Hammer.

Patent details
Publication number 08544128
Publication date Oct. 1, 2013
Kind code B1
Application number 12/459,802
Application date Jul. 8, 2009
Application type U
Application series code 12
Extension term 753
National classification 7/151
Total number of claims 10
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 5
Number of figures 9
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