TODAY’S PATENT – BIASED POCKET KNIFE SCISSORS
In today’s patent, we will discuss Jay Tausendfreundt (Portsmouth, RI), Albert Gentile (Warwick, RI)’s invention, “BIASED POCKET KNIFE SCISSORS” (US4203208A), which was patented by the USPTO on May 20, 1980.
The following is an invention to provide an improved scissors. The scissors includes two rectilinear blades which are pivotally secured to each other by a pivot at a point intermediate the ends of the blades. The basic object of the invention is to provide a scissors which is biased to an open position. The biased pocket knife scissors obviate the necessity of drilling or punching a minute hole in the blade of a pocket knife scissors in order to mount a biasing spring thereto. The scissors is preferably adapted to constitute one of the tools forming part of a pocket knife such as a jackknife. When the tool is swung into closed position and retracted into the frame of the pocket knife, the blades are closed. The invention, thereby , consists in the features of construction, combination of elements and arrangement of parts which will be further exemplified in the device and article of manufacture hereinafter described and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the appended claims.