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Johnson Level & Tool Mfg. Co., Inc. Patents
Assignee:
Johnson Level & Tool Mfg. Co., Inc.
Address:
Mequon, WI
No. of patents:
42
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D656425 Hand grip for a level March 27, 2012
D634221 Level March 15, 2011
D633400 Level March 1, 2011
D582302 Level December 9, 2008
D567121 Multiline device April 22, 2008
D559713 Wave configuration for the web of a level frame January 15, 2008
D527294 Laser leveling device August 29, 2006
D521399 Level May 23, 2006
D505260 Case for an elongated article such as a level May 24, 2005
D493737 Plumb vial viewing feature for a level August 3, 2004
D469370 Torpedo level January 28, 2003
D389756 Inclinometer January 27, 1998
D389755 Inclinometer January 27, 1998
D385807 Pocket level November 4, 1997
D364104 Extrusion for a box beam level November 14, 1995
D332058 Post level December 29, 1992
D293044 Capped case for holding and transporting a carpenter's level December 8, 1987
D280302 Level vial holder August 27, 1985
7770298 Securement arrangement for a level end cap August 10, 2010
An end cap feature for a level includes a frame having a gauging surface and a web which extends at an angle relative to the gauging surface. The web includes a recess adjacent to an end of the frame. The web recess opens onto the end of the web and extends inwardly therefrom. An end
7509749 Wave configuration for the web of a level frame March 31, 2009
A molded plastic yet structurally rigid tool, such as a level, with a web extending in a generally undulating configuration. The undulating configuration of the web acts to strengthen and make the level more rigid when compared to a level with a planar web. The undulating configuration
7412774 Laser level with selectable constant or pulsed beam output August 19, 2008
A laser marking device including an oscillating mechanism that enables the laser beams emitted from the device to be emitted in either a constant state or in a pulsed state to enhance the visibility of the laser beam in various lighting conditions. The oscillating mechanism modulates the
7367129 Hand-held laser level with retractable adhesive-type retention feature May 6, 2008
A leveling or plumbing device for indicating a line or a plane on a surface, such as wall or floor. The device includes a light beam generator that emits a light beam exteriorly of a body or housing. Level and/or plumb indicators, such as vials, are mounted to the housing for positio
7172067 Level case with positioning indentations February 6, 2007
A level case includes a tubular body having a series of walls that define an internal cavity, and a cap that selectively closes the internal cavity. A series of indentations are formed in the walls, and are configured to receive and engage the corners of a level received within the i
7070049 Offset product package for suspension-type display July 4, 2006
A suspension-type packaging arrangement for a product includes an upper engagement section having an opening to receive a hook or the like, a lower product support section, and an intermediate display section located between the upper engagement section and the lower product support
7024781 Vial illumination feature for a tool such as a level April 11, 2006
A vial illumination feature for a tool, such as a level, is configured so as to emit light toward a vial when the tool is used in a darkened environment. The vial extends across an opening or a space defined by the tool, and one or more vial retainer members engage the ends of the vial
6243957 Insert molding of a liquid-containing member, such as a level vial, and an article of manufactur June 12, 2001
A liquid-containing member is insert molded into a body. The liquid-containing member may be in the form of a level vial, which can be insert molded in a mold cavity having a shape corresponding to a vial retainer or corresponding to a level. The mold cavity is defined by a pair of m
6070331 Scoring and marking apparatus having stabilizing wings June 6, 2000
An apparatus for marking and scoring sheet material having a side edge includes a base having an upper surface and a contact edge adapted to engage a side edge of the sheet material. A trans-base is secured perpendicularly to the base and is adapted to rest on the upper surface of th
6026581 Pocket level with optional magnet February 22, 2000
A pocket level provided with magnet includes a housing having a sight opening formed therein. A liquid level indicator, in the form of a bubble vial having a pair of closed end walls, is slidably received within the open end portion of the housing and is observable through the sight
5937371 Inclinometer with dual scales and parallel gauging surfaces August 10, 1999
An inclinometer for providing two different, direct readings corresponding to the angle of inclination of a worksurface includes a pair of parallel gauging surfaces engageable with the worksurfaces in first and second distinct positions. The inclinometer includes a body which defines the
5683055 Quick rewind chalk line reel November 4, 1997
A line reel includes a housing, a spool rotatably mounted in the housing, a crank and crown gear assembly rotatably disposed in the housing and a pinion located in the housing in meshed engagement with the crank and crown assembly for rotation therewith. A release button movable into and
5659967 Line level August 26, 1997
A line level comprises a hollow housing having a pair of end portions and a sight opening formed therein. A liquid level indicator has a pair of closed end walls and is observable through the sight opening is slidably received in the housing. A line engaging retainer arrangement is slida
5470029 Quick rewind chalk line reel November 28, 1995
A line reel includes a housing, a spool rotatably mounted in the housing, a crank and crown gear assembly rotatably disposed in the housing and a pinion located in the housing in meshed engagement with the crank and crown assembly for rotation therewith. A release button movable into and
5372250 Level and case package December 13, 1994
An apparatus and method for packaging articles includes a tray having a cavity adapted to receive the one or more articles therein. The cavity is defined by a pair of upstanding side walls, which extend slightly above the upper surface of the one or more articles when placed within the
5284070 Nailing shield and nail set for use in driving nails February 8, 1994
A nail starter/shield is adapted for use in combination with a nail set and a hammer for driving fasteners such as nails into boards. The nail starter/shield includes a body and a head. The head is provided with nail retaining structure for retaining one or more nails in position relativ
5263584 Method for protectively encasing a level November 23, 1993
A case for an elongated tool such as a level or the like includes outer walls which cooperate to define an internal cavity into which the tool is placed. Spaced indentations are provided along the length of the case, with the indentations extending around the entire periphery of the case
5219073 Prepackaged kit of tools June 15, 1993
An assembled and prepackaged kit of tools for use in constructing a deck or the like includes a post level, a conventional frame-type level, a square, a chalk line reel and chalk, a line level and a carpenter's pencil. These tools are placed against the front surface of a card or panel,
5207004 Post level May 4, 1993
A post level is defined by a pair of right-angle walls. A horizontal bubble vial is mounted in each wall, and a vertical bubble vial is mounted at the intersection of the walls. The vials are mounted in the interior of a pair of spaced protrusions formed in each wall, which define intern
5205111 Packaging method for a level and case April 27, 1993
An apparatus and method for packaging articles includes a tray having a cavity adapted to receive the one or more articles therein. The cavity is defined by a pair of upstanding side walls, which extend slightly above the upper surface of the one or more articles when placed within the
5148108 Stud finder with level indicator September 15, 1992
A stud finder includes a magnetic subassembly for detecting the presence of a ferrous metal object, such as the head of a nail or screw, in a wall, with the magnetic subassembly being mounted at one end of a base member. A level vial is mounted at the other end of the base member, and a
5105549 Level with top-reading magnification April 21, 1992
A level is provided with a top-reading feature, allowing a vial to be viewed through the upper flange of the level. A magnifying element is disposed between the vial and an opening formed in the upper flange, to magnify the vial when it observed from the top of the level. The magnify
5027951 Apparatus and method for packaging of articles July 2, 1991
An apparatus and method for packaging articles includes a tray having a cavity adapted to receive the one or more articles therein. The cavity is defined by a pair of upstanding side walls, which extend slightly above the upper surface of the one or more articles when placed within the
4996777 Snap-in level vial cover March 5, 1991
A snap-in vial cover for retaining a level-indicating vial on the web of a frame includes first and second vial cover members. The vial cover members are substantially identical in construction. A vial is adapted for placement within a pair of oppositely disposed notches formed in an

 
 
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