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Title:
TAPING TOOL HAVING IMPROVED CREASER WHEEL OPERATION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/153292
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The invention relates to an apparatus for dispensing and creasing tape for application to joints, gaps or seams between wallboard members. The apparatus (100) comprising: a device for dispensing tape over a joint between wallboard members, said device having a first end (106) and a second end (108) distant from said first end, said device being adapted to dispense tape from al location near said second end, a wheel (258) pivotally mounted to said device near said second end for causing a crease in tape dispensed from said device, said wheel being configured to pivot relative to said device into a plurality of positions between a first position of said plurality of positions farthest from said first end (106) of said device and a second position of said plurality of positions nearest said first end (106) of said device, and actuator (170) connected to said device for receiving user input corresponding to a position of said wheel (258) desired by a user;wherein in the absence of user input via said actuator, said wheel (258) resides substantially in said first position. Thus, the wheel can be maintained in contact with dispensed tape and the joint, gap or seam between wallboard members being taped, without user intervention, thereby reducing user fatigue.

Inventors:
JUNGKLAUS, Matthew, W. (332 Birchmore Walk, Lawrenceville, GA, 30044, US)
WROBEL, Steven, J. (13898 Blue Wing Drive, Roger, MN, 55374, US)
HORNING, Jeromy, D. (12385 58th Street Ne, Albertville, MN, 55301, US)
Application Number:
US2011/038830
Publication Date:
June 21, 2012
Filing Date:
June 01, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
AXIA ACQUISITION CORPORATION (3350 Breckinridge Boulevard, Suite 100Duluth, GA, 30096, US)
GRACO INC. (88 11th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413, US)
JUNGKLAUS, Matthew, W. (332 Birchmore Walk, Lawrenceville, GA, 30044, US)
WROBEL, Steven, J. (13898 Blue Wing Drive, Roger, MN, 55374, US)
HORNING, Jeromy, D. (12385 58th Street Ne, Albertville, MN, 55301, US)
International Classes:
E04F21/00; B44C7/06; B65H35/00; E04F21/165
Foreign References:
US20070215289A12007-09-20
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US6565252B22003-05-20
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US4208239A1980-06-17
US4086121A1978-04-25
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
COURSEY, R., Stevan (ARNALL GOLDEN GREGORY LLP, 171 17th Street Nw, Suite 210, Atlanta GA, 30363-1031, US)
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