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Generated January 23, 2018

Pocket knife

Patent Number: 6,845,535

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Abstract
A pocket implement magazine includes, first and second longitudinally extending, spaced apart, parallel structural members providing an interior space therebetween, with a pivot pin extending between the first and second structural members. A pivot implement is rotatably received in the interior space by the pivot pin, the pivot implement having a functional area, with an associated operational latch hole, opposite a rotational end, with an associated storage latch hole. The pivot implement is capable of rotating from a closed to an open position and back to the closed position. A latch assembly communicates with the pivot implement and selectively allows for rotation of the pivot implement and selectively locks the pivot implement in the closed or open position. This latch assembly includes, a latch housing, a rotation handle operable to cause rotation of the latch housing, a spring disposed within the latch housing, a latch biased by the spring to extend exteriorly of the latch housing and engage the operational latch hole of the pivot implement, when the pivot implement is in the open position and engage the storage latch hole, when the pivot implement is in the closed position. The present invention also provides for the quick identification of individual implements through the use of labels placed on either the face of the pocket implement magazine's lateral sides or on the latch assemblies.
Patent Number: 6,845,535
Issue Date: 2005-01-25

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