Acme United has been granted a patent for a cutting device comprising two subassemblies with blades and handles, connected by a support member and a fastener. The first blade has a circular opening, while the second blade has an elongated opening. GlobalData’s report on Acme United gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Acme United, Medical device security was a key innovation area identified from patents. Acme United's grant share as of February 2024 was 71%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

A cutting device with circular and elongated blade openings

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Acme United Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11919180B2) discloses a cutting device comprising a first subassembly with a blade and handle, a second subassembly with a blade and handle, and a support member connecting the two subassemblies. The support member is pivotably connected to the first blade and a fastener is connected between the circular opening of the first blade and the elongated opening of the second blade. The design allows for efficient cutting with the support member providing clearance for the blades.

Furthermore, the cutting device includes features such as the elongated opening being positioned between the cutting portion of the second blade and its handle, while the circular opening is located between the cutting portion of the first blade and its handle. The support member also comprises a step to provide clearance for the first blade. Additionally, the device includes a fastener connecting the circular and elongated openings, ensuring stability during cutting operations. Overall, the patented cutting device offers a unique design that enhances cutting efficiency and precision, making it a valuable tool for various cutting applications.

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