TODAY’S PATENT – INDUSTRIAL SCISSORS
Industrial workers use scissors over an extended period of time in textile plants and wire mills. In today’s patent we will talk about Paul A. Sonntag’s invention, “Industrial scissors” (US4189831A), which was patented by the USPTO on 26th February 1980.
This invention relates to scissors which are used in the industries. When the workers in employment sectors grip scissors in the usual manner with the thumb extended through one handle ring and the middle finger, their ability to perform tasks other than cutting with the scissors held hand is significantly impaired. In these cases, the scissors tend to restrict such operations and create safety problems. Further, using the other hand is often unavailable as a solution to this problem since it may be otherwise occupied or engaged. In addition, the worker may be insufficiently ambidextrous to perform the work well with that other hand.
The present improvised invention aims at providing an efficient scissor that is capable of being gripped for any operation in such a manner so as to provide increased freedom of the movement of the thumb and index finger to perform the task well. It also reduces the possibility of any injury to the hand.