Plastic handles for a cutting instrument such as scissors and scissors having a pair of such handles

  • US 6,000,138 A
  • Filed: 04/07/1994
  • Issued: 12/14/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/08/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. Plastic handle for ambidextrous use of a cutting instrument such as scissors, comprising a shank portion (5) having a first blade end adapted for receiving substantially longitudinally therein a handle end of a cutting member and a second finger-receiving end, and a finger-receiving portion (8) in continuation to said second end having an external peripheral surface (10) and an internal peripheral surface (11), said internal peripheral surface defining a finger hole (9) for receiving one or more fingers of the user, said handle having a longitudinal axis of symmetry characterized by further comprising an elastically deformable annular covering (15) which is a separate ring applied around and attached to the said internal peripheral surface (11) of the said finger-receiving portion (8), said covering being sufficiently elastically deformable under finger pressure to adapt the scissors to use by both left-handed and right-handed users;

  • said ring having an inner peripheral surface for finger contact and an outer peripheral surface shaped to cooperate in mutual connecting relationships with said shaped internal peripheral surface (11,17) of the finger-receiving portion, one of said internal and outer surfaces being shaped to form a continuous T-shaped rib, the other of said internal and outer surfaces (11,17) being shaped to define a corresponding continuous T-shaped channel.

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