US Pat. No. 9,403,399

MARKING PEN

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A marking pen comprising:
a body including a pen; and
a cap removably coupled to the body to cover the pen, the cap including,
a cap body having a length, a width, an aperture that receives the pen to cover the pen, a longitudinal axis that extends
centrally through the aperture and parallel to the length, a transverse axis that extends through the longitudinal axis normal
to the longitudinal axis and parallel to the width, the pen movable into and out of the aperture along the longitudinal axis,
and

a clip including a first leg that extends from the cap body and away from the cap body in a first direction that is along
the transverse axis of the cap body, a second leg that extends from the first leg and away from the first leg in a second
direction such that the second leg is spaced a distance from the cap body in the first direction to create a gap between the
second leg and the cap body, and a third leg that extends from the second leg in a third direction along the longitudinal
axis of the cap body and along a majority of the length of the cap body and the third leg also extends toward the cap body
along the transverse axis of the cap body,

wherein the clip is configured to attach the cap to an article of clothing in the gap between the second leg and the cap body,
wherein the second direction in which the second leg extends from the first leg is perpendicular to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,055,033

UNIVERSAL PROTOCOL FOR POWER TOOLS

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A method of implementing a universal protocol on a plurality of power tools, the plurality of power tools including a variety
of power tool types, the method comprising:
generating an interfacing module including
universal core module for implementing the universal protocol, the universal core module being generic to the plurality of
power tools and including a set of rules enabling interpretation and handling of communications that are in accordance with
the universal protocol, and

an interface module particular to each of the power tool types, the interface module configured to translate communications
on route to the universal core module to the universal protocol and to translate communications output by the universal core
module from the universal protocol to another protocol;

receiving, by a memory of each of the plurality of power tools, the interfacing module;
generating application software and parameters particular to each power tool; and
using the interfacing module of each power tool to install on each power tool the application software and parameters particular
to that power tool.

US Pat. No. 9,699,865

SPOTLIGHT AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THEREOF

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A spotlight configured to be controlled by an external device, the spotlight comprising:
a first light source and a second light source;
a power supply providing power to the first light source and the second light source;
a transceiver configured to communicate wirelessly with the external device; and
a processor electrically coupled to the first light source, the second light source, the power supply, and the transceiver
and operable to:

receive a first input from the external device specifying a first amount of power to be provided to the first light source,
receive a second input from the external device specifying a second amount of power to be provided to the second light source,
control the power supply to provide the first amount of power to the first light source in response to the first input, and
control the power supply to provide the second amount of power to the second light source in response to the second input.

US Pat. No. 9,579,732

HOLE SAW

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

13. A hole saw comprising:
a cylindrical body disposed along an axis of rotation and having a side wall extending axially from a cap end to a cutting
end, the cutting end including a plurality of cutting teeth; and

a cap including a rim portion seated on the cap end and an axially extending portion extending into the cylindrical body from
the cap end;

wherein the side wall defines an aperture comprising:
a first slot portion oriented substantially perpendicular to the axis;
a second slot portion oriented substantially perpendicular to the axis and disposed closer to the cap end than the first slot
portion, the second slot portion including a first wall oriented substantially perpendicular to the axis and a second wall
oriented substantially perpendicular to the axis, the second slot portion being circumferentially offset from the first slot
portion, the first wall of the second slot portion nearest the cap end being between approximately 0.010 inches and approximately
0.120 inches axially offset from the axially extending portion of the cap; and

a connecting slot portion connecting the first slot portion and the second slot portion; and
wherein the first slot portion includes an upper wall and a lower wall, each oriented substantially perpendicular to the axis,
the lower wall of the first slot portion being closer to the cutting end; and

wherein the aperture has a first side and a second side, the first side including the first wall, the second wall, and the
upper wall, the second side being non-linear and generally matching a contour of the first side, the second side including
a bump curved toward the first side and a radial wall that provides a smooth transition from the first wall of the second
slot portion to the bump with no undercut.

US Pat. No. 9,048,515

BATTERY PACK

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A battery pack configured to be interfaced with an electrical device, the battery pack comprising:
a battery pack housing;
at least three terminals including a positive terminal, a negative terminal, and a sense terminal, the at least three terminals
being configured to be interfaced with corresponding terminals of the electrical device;

a plurality of battery cells arranged within and supported by the housing, each of the battery cells having a lithium-based
chemistry and a respective state of charge, power being transferable between the battery cells and the electrical device;
and

a circuit configured to monitor the battery cells, detect a charge imbalance among the battery cells based on the respective
state of charge of each of the battery cells, and disable the battery pack when the charge imbalance is detected.

US Pat. No. 9,118,189

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHARGING MULTI-CELL LITHIUM-BASED BATTERY PACKS

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. An electrical combination comprising:
a first battery pack having a first plurality of battery cells, each cell in the first plurality of battery cells having a
Lithium-based chemistry, the first battery pack having a first nominal voltage in a first nominal voltage range;

a first power tool operable to be powered by the first battery pack, the first battery pack being connectable to and supportable
by the first power tool;

a second battery pack having a second plurality of battery cells, each cell in the second plurality of battery cells having
a Lithium-based chemistry, the second battery pack having a second nominal voltage in a second nominal voltage range, the
number of battery cells in the first plurality of battery cells being different than the number of battery cells in the second
plurality of battery cells;

a second power tool operable to be powered by the second battery pack, the second battery pack being connectable to and supportable
by the second power tool; and

a battery charger configured to connect to and charge each of the first battery pack and the second battery pack, the battery
charger including a controller and being configured to,

when the first battery pack is connected to the battery charger,
charge the first battery pack,
communicate with the first battery pack,
determine a characteristic of the first plurality of battery cells, and
generate a first signal to enable the charging of the first battery pack, the first signal being generated based on the characteristic
of the first plurality of battery cells when the first battery pack is connected to the battery charger, and when the second
battery pack is connected to the battery charger,

charge the second battery pack,
communicate with the second battery pack,
determine a characteristic of the second plurality of battery cells, and
generate a second signal to enable the charging of the second battery pack, the second signal being generated based on the
characteristic of the second plurality of battery cells when the second battery pack is connected to the battery charger.

US Pat. No. 9,089,898

SCREWDRIVER INCLUDING A CONDUIT REAMER

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A screwdriver comprising:
a handle;
a screwdriver head coupled to the handle; and
a conduit reamer coupled to the handle, the conduit reamer including
a first cylindrical portion having a first sidewall with a first diameter,
a second cylindrical portion positioned partially within and extending out of the first cylindrical portion, the second cylindrical
portion having a second sidewall with a second diameter, the second sidewall extends out of the first cylindrical portion,
the second diameter being smaller than the first diameter such that a gap is formed between the first and second sidewalls,

a blade having a reaming edge positioned in the gap between the first and second sidewalls; and
a slot extending through the first sidewall and the second sidewall, and wherein the blade is positioned within the slot.

US Pat. No. 9,385,352

TEST AND MEASUREMENT DEVICE WITH A PISTOL-GRIP HANDLE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A test and measurement device comprising:
a device housing including a recess;
a sense circuit supported by the device housing;
a first battery terminal and a second battery terminal positioned substantially within the recess;
a removable battery pack including a battery pack housing and a coupling mechanism that engages the device housing to releasably
secure the battery pack to the device housing, the coupling mechanism including a first actuator on the battery pack housing
operable to change the coupling mechanism between an engaged state, in which the coupling mechanism engages the device housing,
and a disengaged state, only a portion of the battery pack housing being insertable into the recess to engage the first battery
terminal and the second battery terminal; and

a battery pack lock including a second actuator on the device housing operable to change the battery pack lock between a secured
state and an unsecured state, wherein, when the battery pack lock is in the secured state, the portion of the battery pack
housing is prevented from being removed from the recess.

US Pat. No. 9,312,721

LITHIUM-BASED BATTERY PACK FOR A HAND HELD POWER TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. An electrical combination comprising:
a battery pack configured to be interfaced with a hand held power tool, the battery pack including
a battery pack housing connectable to and supportable by the hand held power tool,
a plurality of terminals configured to be interfaced with corresponding terminals of the hand held power tool, and
a plurality of battery cells arranged within and supported by the housing, each of the plurality of battery cells having a
lithium-based chemistry, each of the plurality of battery cells having a respective state of charge, the battery pack having
a state of charge associated with the battery cells, a discharge current capable of being provided from the plurality of battery
cells to the hand held power tool when the battery pack is connected to the hand held power tool;

a control component; and
a semiconducting switch electrically connected to at least one of the plurality of terminals;
wherein the discharge current is provided from the battery pack to the hand held power tool and is controlled by the control
component and the switch based on a state of charge associated with fewer than all of the battery cells; and

wherein the discharge current is regulated based on the switch being controlled into one of a first state and a second state
by the control component to selectively enable the discharge current to be provided from the battery pack to the hand held
power tool.

US Pat. No. 9,108,312

MULTI-STAGE TRANSMISSION FOR A POWER TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A multi-stage planetary transmission powered by an electric motor having an output pinion, the transmission comprising:
a transmission housing;
a first planetary stage at least partially positioned in the transmission housing and including
a first stage ring gear,
a first stage carrier, and
a plurality of first stage planet gears supported by the first stage carrier and rotatable relative thereto, the motor output
pinion being engaged with each of the first stage planet gears;

a second planetary stage positioned downstream of the first planetary stage to receive torque from the first planetary stage;
a third planetary stage positioned downstream of the second planetary stage to receive torque from the second planetary stage,
the second and third planetary stages sharing a one-piece common ring gear; and

a shift mechanism operable to move the first stage ring gear between a first position, in which the first stage ring gear
is rotatably fixed relative to the transmission housing for enabling the first planetary stage, and a second position, in
which the first stage ring gear is coupled for co-rotation with the first stage carrier about a central axis for disabling
the first planetary stage,

wherein an axial position of the common ring gear along the central axis remains unchanged when the first stage ring gear
is moved between the first position and the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,339,938

POWERED CUTTING TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A cutting tool comprising:
a housing;
a pair of cutting blades at least partially extending from the housing, at least a first of the cutting blades is movable;
a drive mechanism including a cam and a ratchet mechanism, at least a portion of the ratchet mechanism is drivably coupled
to the first cutting blade; and

a motor for providing torque to the cam to actuate the ratchet mechanism;
wherein the ratchet mechanism includes
a ratchet coupled for co-rotation with the first cutting blade,
a link having a first end pivotably coupled to an output shaft and a second end that is movable in response to rotation of
the cam,

a pawl coupled to the link between the first and second ends and engaged with the ratchet, and
a follower pivotably coupled to the second end of the link and engaged with the cam.

US Pat. No. 9,242,367

MAGNETIC DRILL PRESS

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A magnetic drill press comprising:
a main housing;
a drill unit supported by the main housing for relative movement therewith in a direction of a rotational axis of the drill
unit; and

a base coupled to the main housing for selectively magnetically latching to a ferromagnetic workpiece, the base including
a magnet holder,
a fixed magnet assembly supported within the magnet holder,
a rotatable magnet assembly supported within the magnet holder, and
a transmission including
an input,
an output coupled to the rotatable magnet assembly for rotating the rotatable magnet assembly relative to the fixed magnet
assembly through a predetermined rotation angle, and

a gear train positioned between the output and the input, the gear train configured to provide a variable gear ratio between
the output and the input during at least a portion of the predetermined rotation angle.

US Pat. No. 9,061,426

KNIFE

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A knife comprising:
a handle;
a blade including a cutting edge and pivotally coupled to the handle so that the blade can pivot about a pivot point relative
to the handle between an extended position and a retracted position, in the retracted position the blade is substantially
received within the handle and in the extended position the cutting edge is exposed; and

a frame at least partially within the handle, the frame including a first locking member and a second locking member, the
first locking member is at least partially formed from a leaf spring portion of the frame, the second locking member is at
least partially formed from a second leaf spring portion of the frame,

wherein the second locking member engages the blade to retain the blade in the retracted position and the second locking member
is movable out of engagement with the blade to allow the pivotal movement of the blade from the retracted position to the
extended position, and

wherein the first locking member engages the blade to retain the blade in the extended position and the first locking member
is movable out of engagement with the blade to allow the pivotal movement of the blade from the extended position to the retracted
position,

wherein the knife further includes a push button that is movable relative to the handle, the push button operable to move
the second locking member out of engagement with the blade to allow the pivotal movement of the blade from the retracted position
to the extended position.

US Pat. No. 9,082,280

SECURITY DEVICE FOR A POWER TOOL ACCESSORY

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

12. A system, comprising:
a hole saw including
a body defining a cavity,
a plurality of cutting teeth formed on the body, and
a cap coupled to the body; and
a security assembly including,
a generally cylindrical body positioned within the cavity of the hole saw, the cylindrical body including a side wall portion
and a base portion coupled to the side wall portion, the side wall portion extending outwardly from the base portion away
from the cap of the hole saw; and

a security tag housing coupled to the base portion and positioned within the side wall portion, the security tag housing defining
a receptacle for housing a security tag, the receptacle opening toward the cap of the hole saw.

US Pat. No. 9,284,747

DOOR HARDWARE LOCATING TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A door hardware locating tool comprising:
a first side wall including
a first side having a first aperture,
a second side opposite the first side, the second side having a second aperture, and
a cavity defined between the first and second sides;
a second side wall coupled to the first side wall and extending substantially parallel to the first side wall;
a center wall disposed between the first and second side walls;
a clamping mechanism operable to clamp a door between the first side wall and the second side wall; and
an insert at least partially located within the cavity and translatable along the first side wall between a first position
and a second position, the insert including a third aperture sized to receive a cutting tool,

wherein in the first position the third aperture is located a first backset distance from the center wall and the first aperture,
the second aperture, and the third aperture are aligned to provide a pathway for the cutting tool through the first side wall,
and

wherein in the second position the third aperture is located a second backset distance from the center wall and the first
aperture, the second aperture, and the third aperture are aligned to provide a pathway for the cutting tool through the first
side wall.

US Pat. No. 9,233,462

HAMMER

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A striking tool comprising:
a striking head;
a passage extending through the striking head;
an elongated handle defining a longitudinal axis and having a mounting portion disposed in the passage, the mounting portion
including a finger and a plurality of ribs extending outwardly from the finger to define a gap between the ribs and an internal
wall of the passage; and

a resin filling a volume between the mounting portion and the passage to provide an adhesive bond between the striking head
and the handle,

wherein the resin interlocks with the ribs to provide a mechanical bond between the striking head and the handle,
wherein the striking head includes a top side and a bottom side, and wherein the handle extends into the passage through the
bottom side,

wherein the passage includes an inner wall that tapers inwardly from the top side to the bottom side, and
wherein each of the ribs includes a tip opposite the finger, and wherein each tip is spaced from the inner wall of the passage
by a constant distance.

US Pat. No. 9,157,585

AREA LIGHT

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A work light, comprising:
a housing including a first end portion, a second end portion opposite the first end portion, and a center portion extending
between the first end portion and the second end portion;

a battery receptacle located on the center portion of the housing and configured to receive a power tool battery pack having
a voltage of at least 18 volts without disassembly of the housing;

an LED light source disposed in the center portion of the housing and powered by the power tool battery pack; and
a reflector positioned adjacent the LED light source and arranged to cooperate with the LED light source to produce light
having an intensity at a distance of one meter that is at least 1200 Lux.

US Pat. No. 9,662,778

BIT RETENTION ASSEMBLY FOR ROTARY HAMMER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A rotary hammer adapted to impart axial impacts to a tool bit, the rotary hammer comprising:
a motor;
a spindle coupled to the motor for receiving torque from the motor;
a piston at least partially received within the spindle for reciprocation therein;
an anvil received within the spindle for reciprocation in response to reciprocation of the piston, the anvil imparting axial
impacts to the tool bit in response to reciprocation of the piston; and

a bit retention assembly for securing the tool bit to the spindle, the bit retention assembly including
a front collar held stationary in both forward and rearward axial directions relative to the spindle and having a circumferential
lip, and

a rear collar with an indicator thereon that is movable with the rear collar, the indicator being unshrouded by the circumferential
lip and at least partially visible to a user of the rotary hammer when the tool bit is improperly inserted within the spindle.

US Pat. No. 9,421,685

TOOL BIT CASE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A method of retrieving a tool bit from a tool bit case, the tool bit case including a bottom surface and a bit retainer
extending from the bottom surface, the bit retainer being fixed relative to the bottom surface, the method comprising:
supporting the tool bit with the bit retainer at an oblique angle relative to the bottom surface of the tool bit case so that
a drive portion of the tool bit extends generally away from the bottom surface;

engaging the drive portion of the tool bit with a driver while the tool bit is supported by the bit retainer; and
removing the tool bit from the bit retainer by manipulating the driver, wherein the bit retainer is immovably coupled to the
bottom surface to hold the tool bit stationary until the tool bit is engaged by the driver.

US Pat. No. 9,393,711

HAND-HELD KNOCKOUT PUNCH DRIVER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A hand-held knockout punch driver comprising:
a housing having a handle portion;
a motor positioned within the housing, the motor being powered by a battery;
a draw stud moveable with respect to the housing, the draw stud having a first portion with a substantially D shaped cross-sectional
shape and a second portion having a substantially circular cross-sectional shape; and

an end cap coupled to the housing having an aperture with a substantially D shaped cross-sectional shape corresponding to
the D shaped cross-sectional shape of the first potion of the draw stud,

wherein the first portion of the draw stud having the substantially D shaped cross-sectional shape extends through the aperture
in the end cap.

US Pat. No. 9,273,857

ELECTRICAL COMPONENT INCLUDING TOOL AND BATTERY CHARGER PORTS

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. An electrical assembly that selectively receives power from an external power supply, the electrical assembly comprising:
a base that at least partially defines a tool port and a battery port;
an electrical tool selectively coupled to the tool port, the electrical tool physically engageable with and removable from
the tool port to attach the electrical tool to the base, the electrical tool electrically connected to the base through the
tool port when attached to the tool port and movable between a first connected operating position and a second connected operating
position;

a rechargeable battery pack selectively coupled to the battery port, the rechargeable battery pack physically engageable with
and removable from the battery port to attach the rechargeable battery pack to the base, the rechargeable battery pack electrically
connected to the base through the battery port when attached to the battery port; and

a circuit supported by the base and operable to direct power to the tool port and the battery port such that the external
power provides power to the electrical tool to operate the electrical tool and to recharge the rechargeable battery pack,
wherein the electrical tool is selectively and separately physically connectable to each of the tool port and the rechargeable
battery pack; and

a locking mechanism that locks at least one of the electrical tool and the rechargeable battery pack in the corresponding
one of the tool port and the battery port.

US Pat. No. 9,662,725

SAW BLADE AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SAW BLADE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A method of manufacturing a saw blade, the method comprising:
providing a coil stock;
setting a first portion of the coil stock in a first direction;
setting a second portion of the coil stock in a second direction opposite the first direction;
forming a plurality of cutting teeth in the first portion and the second portion of the coil stock after the first and second
portions are set; and

further comprising blanking a saw blade body from the coil stock;
wherein setting the first portion of the coil stock in the first direction includes setting a first portion of the saw blade
body in the first direction, and wherein setting the second portion of the coil stock in the second direction includes setting
a second portion of the saw blade body in the second direction opposite the first direction;

wherein setting the first portion in the first direction and setting the second portion in the second direction include
providing a press including an upper die set and a lower die set,
positioning the saw blade body between the upper die set and the lower die set, and
pressing the upper die set and the lower die set together to bend an edge of the saw blade body in the first direction and
in the second direction; and

wherein providing the press includes providing the upper die set and the lower die set with first inserts that are configured
to set portions of the saw blade body in the first direction and with second inserts that are configured to set portions of
the saw blade body in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,121,870

CLAMP METER WITH DETACHABLE CLAMP AND CLAMP STORAGE AREA

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A clamp meter comprising:
a clamp including a measurement end and a handle portion, the measurement end including a first measurement portion and a
second measurement portion, the handle portion including a first handle and a second handle; and

a housing including a recess, the recess configured to removably receive the clamp when the clamp is not in use, the housing
connected to the clamp via a cord,

wherein, when the clamp is received in the recess, the first measurement portion and the second measurement portion are positioned
completely within the recess, the first handle and the second handle extend at least partially from the recess, and the recess
prevents the clamp from being used, and

wherein the clamp is capable of being removed from the recess in a one-handed use position.

US Pat. No. 9,080,849

TAPE MEASURE

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A tape measure comprising:
a housing assembly that at least partially defines an outermost portion of the tape measure, the housing assembly including
a first side wall, a second side wall, and a peripheral wall extending from the first side wall to the second side wall, the
housing assembly defining a cavity, the first side wall defining a first aperture open to the cavity during use of the tape
measure, and the peripheral wall defining a tape port;

a spool rotatably supported in the cavity about an axis;
a measuring tape, wherein at least a portion a of the measuring tape forms the spool;
a hook member fixedly coupled to an end portion of the measuring tape;
a retraction mechanism coupled to the spool and disposed within the housing, the retraction mechanism including an elongated
coiled spring, wherein the first aperture includes a first edge, a second edge, a third edge, and a fourth edge.

US Pat. No. 9,461,281

BATTERY RETENTION SYSTEM FOR A POWER TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A battery retention system for a power tool having a motor, a drive mechanism coupled to the motor, and an output element
coupled to the drive mechanism, the battery retention system comprising:
a battery pack for powering the motor, wherein the battery pack is removably coupled to the power tool;
a spring configured for coupling the battery pack to the power tool in locking engagement to provide power to the power tool,
wherein the spring deforms against the battery pack when the battery pack is fully inserted to reduce transmission of vibrations
to the battery pack; and

a latch configured for coupling the battery pack to the power tool in locking engagement to provide power to the power tool
independently from the spring as a backup to the spring;

wherein the latch is not in locking engagement when the spring is in locking engagement.

US Pat. No. 9,308,636

ROTARY HAMMER WITH VIBRATION DAMPENING

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A rotary power tool comprising:
a housing;
a tool element defining a working axis;
a handle coupled to the housing and movable along a first axis parallel with the working axis between a retracted position
and an extended position relative to the housing, the handle including an upper portion and a lower portion;

an upper joint coupling the upper portion of the handle to the housing; and
a lower joint coupling the lower portion of the handle to the housing, each of the upper and lower joints including a rod
extending into the handle and a biasing member disposed between the handle and the housing, the biasing member operable to
bias the handle toward the extended position,

wherein each of the upper and lower joints is operable to attenuate vibration transmitted along the first axis and along a
second axis orthogonal to the first axis,

wherein each of the upper and lower joints further includes a first guide and a second guide disposed on opposing sides of
the rod, the first and second guides being slidable along the rod as the handle moves between the extended position and the
retracted position, and

wherein each of the upper and lower joints further includes a first bumper disposed between the first guide and the handle
and a second bumper disposed between the second guide and the handle, the first bumper and the second bumper operable to attenuate
vibration transmitted along the second axis.

US Pat. No. 9,289,890

ROTARY HAMMER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A rotary hammer adapted to impart axial impacts to a tool bit, the rotary hammer comprising:
a motor;
a spindle coupled to the motor for receiving torque from the motor;
a radial bearing that rotatably supports the spindle;
a front gear case in which the spindle is at least partially received;
a rear gear case coupled to the front gear case;
a bearing holder axially constraining the radial bearing against one of the front gear case and the rear gear case; and
an internal locating surface defined on the other of the front gear case and the rear gear case to which the bearing holder
and the one of the front gear case and the rear gear case are registered.

US Pat. No. 9,112,248

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BATTERY PROTECTION

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. An electrical combination comprising:
a hand held power tool including
a power tool housing,
a motor supported by the power tool housing, and
a plurality of power tool terminals electrically connected to the motor, the plurality of power tool terminals including a
power tool sense terminal;

a battery pack including
a battery pack housing connectable to and supportable by the hand held power tool,
a plurality of battery cells supported by the battery pack housing, each of the plurality of battery cells having a lithium-based
chemistry, being individually tapped and having an individual state of charge, and

a plurality of battery pack terminals to electrically connect to the plurality of power tool terminals, the plurality of battery
pack terminals including a battery pack sense terminal, a communication path being provided by the battery pack sense terminal
and the power tool sense terminal; and

a controller operable to monitor a state of charge of a number of battery cells less than the plurality of battery cells and
to generate a signal based on the monitored state of charge of the number of battery cells less than the plurality of battery
cells, the signal being operable to control the operation of the hand held power tool.

US Pat. No. 9,421,625

RECIPROCATING SAW WITH ADJUSTABLE SHOE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A reciprocating power tool comprising:
a main body;
a first grip;
a second grip slidably coupled to the main body for sliding motion with respect to the main body;
a shoe post; and
a shoe for engaging a workpiece, the shoe being mounted at a distal end of the shoe post;
wherein the shoe and shoe post are coupled to the second grip such that the shoe moves with the sliding motion of the second
grip for adjustment of a position of the shoe.

US Pat. No. 9,379,569

LITHIUM-BATTERY PACK FOR A HAND HELD POWER TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A battery pack comprising:
a housing connectable to and supportable by a hand held power tool;
a plurality of battery cells supported within the housing, the plurality of battery cells connected in a combined series-parallel
configuration, each of the plurality of battery cells having a lithium-based chemistry;

first and second terminals for electrically connecting the battery pack to the hand held power tool; and
a circuit configured to control a discharge of the plurality of battery cells to produce a discharge current from the plurality
of battery cells,

wherein an average of the discharge current produced by the plurality of battery cells is greater than or equal to approximately
20 amps, and

wherein the battery pack has an ampere-hour capacity of approximately 3.0 ampere-hours.

US Pat. No. 9,228,832

LEVEL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A level for indicating the orientation of a surface, the level comprising:
a first planar surface having a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge;
a second planar surface having a third longitudinal edge and a fourth longitudinal edge;
a web coupled to the first planar surface and the second planar surface such that the first planar surface is spaced apart
from and parallel to the second planar surface, the web including a first side surface disposed on a first plane and a second
side surface disposed on a second plane spaced a non-zero distance from the first plane;

a vial having a long axis and containing a liquid and a gas bubble, the vial coupled to the web such that the long axis is
substantially parallel to the first planar surface;

a first recess pattern formed as part of the first side surface and arranged to closely engage a first electrical component
to support the level; and

a second recess pattern formed as part of the second side surface and arranged to closely engage a second electrical component
different from the first electrical component, wherein the first recess pattern includes a first rectangular aperture sized
to engage a first of a pair of switches and a second rectangular aperture sized to engage a second of the pair of switches,
and wherein the first rectangular aperture defines a perimeter edge, and wherein the perimeter edge is disposed on the first
plane.

US Pat. No. 9,197,146

BRUSHLESS DIRECT-CURRENT MOTOR AND CONTROL FOR POWER TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a brushless direct current (“BLDC”) motor; and
a controller configured to
drive the motor using pulse-width modulation (“PWM”) commutation,
determine a speed of the motor,
compare the speed of the motor to a first threshold value,
drive the motor using centerline commutation when the speed of the motor is greater than the first threshold value,
compare the speed of the motor to a second threshold value when driving the motor using centerline commutation, and
drive the motor in using PWM commutation when the speed of the motor is below the second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,132,492

RECIPROCATING SAW BLADE

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A saw blade for use with a reciprocating saw, the saw blade comprising:
a first section including a body, a cutting portion formed on the body, and an attachment portion configured to engage the
reciprocating saw;

a second section including a body, a cutting portion formed on the body, and an attachment portion configured to engage the
reciprocating saw; and

a connecting member coupling the first section to the second section so that the first and second sections are usable together
with the reciprocating saw as a single saw blade;

wherein the second section is disconnectable from the connecting member to separate the second section from the first section
such that the second section is usable with the reciprocating saw independently of the first section;

wherein the connecting member extends between the body of the first section and the body of the second section; and
wherein the connecting member is spaced apart from the attachment portion of the second section to define an opening therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,091,401

WORK LIGHT

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A work light comprising:
a housing;
a plurality of light sources positioned around a central axis of the housing, each of the light sources being movable relative
to the housing to vary a lighting pattern emitted by the light sources relative to an outer periphery of the housing; and

a single actuator coupled to the light sources for moving the light sources relative to the housing, wherein each of the light
sources includes an elongated LED strip, and wherein each of the light sources is rotatable about an axis that is substantially
parallel with the central axis of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,505,070

HAND SAW

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A hand saw comprising:
a blade including a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis that extends between the first and second ends;
a frame that supports the blade, the frame including
a first leg having a first blade support that removably couples the first end of the blade to the frame,
a second leg spaced from the first leg,
a cross member extending between the first leg and the second leg, and
a handle configured to be grasped to reciprocate the blade along the longitudinal axis to cut a workpiece; and
a tensioning mechanism including
a bracket pivotally coupled to the frame and having a second blade support that couples the second end of the blade to the
frame, the bracket pivotable with respect to the frame in a first direction to increase a distance between the first and second
blade supports and in a second, opposite direction to decrease the distance between the first and second blade supports,

a lever actuatable between a tension position and a release position, and
a linkage that couples the lever to the bracket such that movement of the lever towards the tension position pivots the bracket
in the first direction to apply tension to the blade, and movement of the lever towards the release position pivots the bracket
in the second direction to release tension from the blade;

wherein the tensioning mechanism further includes a biasing member that biases the bracket in the first direction to maintain
engagement between the first and second blade supports and the first and second ends of the blade when the lever is in the
release position.

US Pat. No. 9,283,625

AUTO SIZING CHUCK

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A chuck for a power tool, the chuck comprising:
a chuck body extending along a longitudinal axis and defining an attachment end and a tool receiving end, the chuck body including
a plurality of slots each arranged at an oblique angle with respect to the longitudinal axis;

a plurality of jaws each including a first engagement portion, a jaw end, and a drive end, each of the jaws disposed within
one of the plurality of slots and movable between a close position and an open position, the plurality of jaws and the chuck
body cooperating to radially define a biasing space disposed radially between the drive ends of the jaws and the chuck body;

a biasing member coupled to the plurality of jaws and operable to bias the plurality of jaws toward the close position, the
biasing member including a guide sleeve and a spring disposed radially within the biasing space; and

a cap separate from the chuck body and coupled to the attachment end of the chuck body;
a rotating assembly selectively engageable with the plurality of jaws such that when engaged, the plurality of jaws are movable
in response to rotation of the rotating assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,267,778

TAPE MEASURE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A tape measure comprising:
a housing assembly including a first side wall, a second side wall, and a peripheral wall extending from the first side wall
to the second side wall, the housing assembly defining a cavity, and the peripheral wall defining a bottom surface and a tape
port;

a measuring tape, wherein at least a portion of the measuring tape forms a spool disposed within the cavity and rotatably
supported by the housing, the measuring tape extending and retracting from the cavity through the tape port;

a hook member fixedly coupled to an end portion of the measuring tape; and
a first lamp coupled to the housing assembly and oriented to illuminate a portion of the measuring tape, wherein a light switch
is coupled to the housing assembly, the light switch configured to selectively actuate the lamp between an ON condition and
an OFF condition, and wherein the light switch is actuated by extension and retraction of the measuring tape from the housing
assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,322,628

TAPE MEASURE

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A tape measure for measuring a workpiece, the tape measure comprising:
a housing;
a coilable measuring tape at least partially disposed within the housing and having a first end extendable out of the housing;
an end hook member including an attachment portion and a hook portion, the attachment portion arranged to engage a first surface
of the first end of the tape to attach the end hook member to the tape, the hook portion extending in a direction substantially
normal to the attachment portion and including a first face and a second face arranged to engage the workpiece, the second
face facing outward from the end of the tape;

a magnet housing coupled to the end hook member;
a first magnet disposed within the magnet housing and arranged to magnetically engage the workpiece when the workpiece is
positioned adjacent the second face; and

a second magnet disposed within the magnet housing and arranged to magnetically engage the workpiece when the workpiece is
positioned adjacent the first face.

US Pat. No. 9,452,522

MAGNETIC DRILL PRESS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A magnetic base for selectively magnetically latching to a ferromagnetic surface, the magnetic base comprising:
a magnet holder;
a fixed magnet assembly supported within the magnet holder;
a movable magnet assembly supported within the magnet holder; and
a transmission including
an input,
an output coupled to the movable magnet assembly for moving the movable magnet assembly relative to the fixed magnet assembly
through a predetermined range of motion, and

a plurality of transmission elements positioned between the output and the input, the elements configured to provide a variable
mechanical advantage between the output and the input during at least a portion of the predetermined range of motion.

US Pat. No. 9,430,370

UNIVERSAL PROTOCOL FOR POWER TOOLS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A method of writing to a tool memory, the method comprising:
receiving, by a tool, a communication from an external device including a request;
determining that the request includes a write command;
placing the tool in a safe mode in response to determining that the request includes the write command, wherein a motor of
the tool is disabled when in the safe mode;

writing to a memory of the tool in accordance with the write command; and
exiting the safe mode upon completion of the write command.

US Pat. No. 9,417,046

TAPE MEASURE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A tape measure comprising:
a housing arranged to substantially enclose an internal cavity, the housing defining a tape port;
a tape positioned partially within the housing, the tape including an end portion that extends through the tape port and out
of the housing;

a hook coupled to the end portion; and
a finger guard assembly coupled to the housing and spaced apart from the tape port, the end portion extending through an aperture
in the finger guard assembly and movable between a retracted position in which the hook abuts the finger guard assembly and
an extended position in which the hook is spaced apart from the finger guard assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,266,226

IMPACT TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. An impact tool comprising:
a housing;
a motor having an output shaft defining a first axis;
a drive shaft rotatably supported by the housing about a second axis oriented substantially normal to the first axis;
an impact mechanism coupled between the motor and the drive shaft and operable to impart a striking rotational force to the
drive shaft, the impact mechanism including

an anvil rotatably supported by the housing and coupled to the drive shaft, and
a hammer coupled to the motor to receive torque from the motor and impart the striking rotational force to the anvil; and
a ratcheting mechanism operable to prevent rotation of the anvil and the drive shaft in a selected direction relative to the
housing, wherein the ratcheting mechanism includes

first and second pawls movably coupled to one of the anvil and the housing, and
ratchet teeth defined on the other of the anvil and the housing with which the first and second pawls are engageable.

US Pat. No. 9,227,255

WORKPIECE GUARD AND BLADE GUARD FOR BAND SAW

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A hand-held band saw for cutting a workpiece, the hand-held band saw comprising:
a deck defining a front and a rear, the deck having an opening in the front defining a cut zone and a first deck portion generally
located on a first side of the opening and a second deck portion generally located on a second side of the opening;

a first wheel supported by the first deck portion;
a second wheel supported by the second deck portion;
a motor operably coupled to the first wheel;
a handle providing a grip for a user to hold the band saw with one hand;
a continuous blade supported by the first and second wheels, the continuous blade having a cutting edge, wherein the continuous
blade includes a first portion positioned in the cut zone for performing a cutting operation and a second portion positioned
outside of the cut zone;

a blade guard positioned proximate the cutting edge of the second portion of the continuous blade to substantially provide
a barrier between the cutting edge and an exterior of the band saw;

a joint between the blade guard and the deck such that the blade guard is movable with respect to the deck;
a latch including a cantilevered spring arm configured to deflect under a force for selectively closing and opening the blade
guard with respect to the deck; and

at least one projection, wherein the cantilevered spring arm is configured to deflect in cooperation with the at least one
projection to selectively close and open the blade guard with respect to the deck.

US Pat. No. 9,221,112

MOTOR MOUNT FOR A POWER TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a motor including a can and a shaft extending axially from the can;
a gear case including an inner surface that defines an opening;
a bearing positioned around a portion of the shaft that extends from the can and at least partially within the opening in
the gear case; and

a motor mount coupled to the motor, the motor mount including a flange extending away from the motor;
wherein the flange of the motor mount and the inner surface of the gear case axially and laterally locate the motor and the
gear case on the bearing.

US Pat. No. 9,120,213

POWERED RATCHET WRENCH

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a motor having a motor drive shaft;
a drive assembly coupled to the motor drive shaft and driven by the motor;
an output assembly coupled to the drive assembly and having an output member;
a housing that houses at least a portion of the motor and at least partially defines an outer surface of the power tool, the
housing formed from steel for reducing flux losses of the motor; and

a main housing at least partially defining another outer surface of the power tool, wherein the main housing is disposed around
an outer surface of a portion of the housing that houses the at least a portion of the motor.

US Pat. No. 9,061,402

WRENCH

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A wrench configured to rotate a fastener, the wrench comprising:
a handle;
a head pivotally coupled to the handle, the head including,
a first jaw configured to engage the fastener, and
a second jaw configured to engage the fastener, the second jaw movable with respect to the first jaw to adjust a distance
between the first jaw and the second jaw,

an actuator operable to move the second jaw with respect to the first jaw to adjust the distance,
wherein the handle is pivotally coupled to the head such that rotation of the handle with respect to the head moves the second
jaw toward the first jaw,

wherein the actuator includes a worm gear,
wherein the actuator further includes a rack gear engaged with the worm gear, the rack gear fixed to the second jaw for movement
with the second jaw, wherein the worm gear is rotatable with respect to the first jaw to move the rack gear and the second
jaw with respect to the first jaw to adjust the distance between the first jaw and the second jaw,

further comprising a lever including a first end portion and a second end portion, and the lever pivotally coupled to the
head between the first end portion and the second end portion of the lever, wherein the second end portion of the lever contacts
the handle to pivot the lever in response to rotation of the handle with respect to the head, and wherein the first end portion
of the lever contacts the worm gear to move the worm gear, the rack gear, and the second jaw toward the first jaw in response
to rotation of the handle with respect to the head and pivotal movement of the lever with respect to the head.

US Pat. No. 9,954,417

BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR POWER TOOL WITH COMBINED PCB DESIGN

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

8. A power tool comprising:a brushless direct current (DC) motor having a rotor and a stator, wherein the rotor is coupled to a motor shaft to produce a rotational output;
a transmission coupled to the motor shaft configured to be driven by the rotational output;
a combined printed circuit board (PCB) having a Hall sensor, power switching elements, and a first through-hole, wherein the power switching elements are mounted on the combined PCB in a flat orientation and wherein the motor shaft extends through the first through-hole;
a heat sink attached to an end of the brushless DC motor, wherein the heat sink has a second through-hole through which the motor shaft extends and wherein the heat sink is located between the brushless DC motor and the combined PCB;
a control PCB configured to receive motor positional information from the Hall sensor and control the power switching elements to drive the brushless DC motor; and
a cable connector located on the combined PCB, wherein the cable connector is configured to receive a cable that communicatively couples the combined PCB with the control PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,452,521

MAGNETIC DRILL PRESS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A magnetic drill press comprising:
a main housing;
a drill unit supported by the main housing for relative movement therewith in a direction of a rotational axis of the drill
unit; and

a magnetic base coupled to the main housing for selectively magnetically latching to a ferromagnetic workpiece, the magnetic
base including a plurality of grooves formed on a surface of the magnetic base engageable with the ferromagnetic workpiece;
wherein each of the grooves defines an open space between the magnetic base and the ferromagnetic workpiece when the surface
of the magnetic base is engaged with the ferromagnetic workpiece.

US Pat. No. 9,352,455

FASTENER DRIVER AND EXTENSION

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A fastener driver configured for use with a rotary power tool having a chuck, the fastener driver including:
a drive including a first end portion having a shank configured to be received in the chuck of the rotary power tool to couple
the fastener driver to the rotary power tool for rotation with the chuck, and a second end portion opposite the first end
portion;

an elongated extension including a first end, a second end, an aperture that extends through the first end and the second
end, and the drive removably coupled to the elongated extension adjacent the first end of the extension;

a driver including a first end, a second end, an aperture that extends through the first end and the second end, a drive member
adjacent the first end of the driver configured to engage a fastener to rotate the fastener, and the driver removably coupled
to the elongated extension adjacent the second end of the elongated extension to allow the fastener to pass through the aperture
of the driver and into the aperture of the elongated extension; and

a connector that couples the driver to the drive for co-rotation without the elongated extension when the elongated extension
is not utilized and the connector couples the driver, the elongated extension, and the drive for co-rotation when the elongated
extension is utilized,

wherein the drive includes a second aperture proximate the second end portion, and wherein the elongated extension is received
in the second aperture of the drive when the elongated extension is coupled to the drive,

wherein the drive includes a first aperture different from the second aperture proximate the second end portion, and wherein
the driver is received in the first aperture of the drive when the driver is coupled to the drive without the elongated extension.

US Pat. No. 9,196,881

BATTERY PACK FOR USE WITH A POWER TOOL AND A NON-MOTORIZED SENSING TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

18. A system comprising:
a power tool including a housing, a motor, a drive mechanism mechanically coupled to the motor, and an output element mechanically
coupled to the drive mechanism, the housing defining an opening, the motor operable to drive the drive mechanism and the output
element, the output element producing an output force when driven by the drive mechanism;

a non-motorized sensing tool including a housing, a printed circuit board and a sensing element electrically coupled to the
printed circuit board, the housing defining an opening that is similarly shaped and sized relative to the opening defined
in the housing of the power tool, the sensing element operable to detect a characteristic external to the sensing tool and
output a signal indicative of the detected characteristic; and

a rechargeable battery pack configured to be removably and independently coupleable to the power tool and the non-motorized
sensing tool, the battery pack operable to power the motor to drive the drive mechanism and the output element when connected
to the power tool, and operable to power the printed circuit board and the sensing element when connected to the non-motorized
sensing tool, at least a portion of the battery pack being positioned within the opening of the power tool to connect to the
power tool and alternatively being positioned within the opening of the non-motorized sensing tool to connect to the non-motorized
sensing tool,

wherein the power tool is selected from the group consisting of a drill, a reciprocating saw, a circular saw, a pipe cutter,
and an impact driver.

US Pat. No. 9,132,491

PORTABLE BATTERY-POWERED RECIPROCATING SAW

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

14. A reciprocating saw comprising:
a housing including a handle housing portion, a motor housing portion, and a gear case housing portion, the handle housing
portion having a longitudinal axis that defines a first axis of the reciprocating saw, the gear case housing portion including
a boss;

a motor supported by the motor housing portion, the motor including an output shaft having a longitudinal axis that defines
a second axis of the reciprocating saw;

a switch positioned on the handle housing portion, the switch configured to power the reciprocating saw;
a pinion gear coupled to the output shaft of the motor for rotation with the output shaft;
a driven gear engaged with the pinion gear such that the driven gear rotates about an axis of rotation in response to rotation
of the pinion gear;

a pin coupled to the driven gear for rotation with the driven gear about the axis of rotation of the driven gear,
a spindle coupled to the driven gear such that rotation of the driven gear by the pinion gear reciprocates the spindle along
a longitudinal axis of the spindle that defines a third axis of the reciprocating saw, the longitudinal axis of the spindle
intersects the longitudinal axis of the output shaft at the axis of rotation of the driven gear;

a blade clamp coupled to the spindle such that the blade clamp reciprocates with the spindle, the blade clamp configured to
couple a saw blade to the spindle;

a yoke coupled to the spindle and the yoke reciprocates with the spindle along the longitudinal axis of the spindle;
a gear case supported by the gear case housing portion, the gear case substantially enclosing the pinion gear and the driven
gear, the gear case including a tab having an aperture for receiving the boss; and

a fastener that extends through the boss to couple the gear case to the housing,
wherein the boss electrically isolates the gear case from the housing,
wherein the pin extends into the yoke such that rotation of the driven gear rotates the pin to reciprocate the yoke and the
spindle along the longitudinal axis of the spindle, and

wherein the first axis, the second axis, and the third axis are oblique with respect to each of the other axes.

US Pat. No. 9,466,198

WIRELESS TRACKING OF POWER TOOLS AND RELATED DEVICES

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power distribution box comprising:
a power input configured to receive power from an external power source;
an alternating current (AC) output electrically coupled to the power input and configured to provide power to an external
device;

a power-line adapter coupled to the power input and configured to
receive power via the power input and
communicate with an external network; and
a gateway device coupled to the power-line adapter, the gateway device including
a wireless network module configured to communicate with at least one power tool device in a wireless network, and
a translation controller coupled to the power-line adapter and enabling communications between the wireless network module
and the external network through the power-line adapter.

US Pat. No. 9,347,774

ANGULAR INDICATOR TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. In a workpiece-engageable device for accurate workpiece angular formation including a plurality of spirit vials and an
engager of a workpiece, the improvement comprising:
the workpiece engager establishing an intended bending plane; and
the plurality of spirit vials includes formation-angle vials adjacent to one another, each formation-angle vial being supported
in a respective plane parallel to the intended bending plane and in an orientation corresponding to a respective one of intended
angles;

wherein each formation-angle vial defines a longitudinal axis, and no longitudinal axis intersects any other longitudinal
axis.

US Pat. No. 9,486,860

POWER TOOL ARBOR DEVICE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool arbor assembly comprising:
an arbor having a body with an axis, a first end adapted to couple with a rotating tool and a second end for attaching a power
tool accessory;

an actuating member located at the second end of the arbor; and
a friction member located at the second end of the arbor, the friction member including a first surface for contacting a surface
of the power tool accessory and the friction member being axially movable along the second end of the arbor,

wherein the friction member has a first axial position when no power tool accessory is attached to the second end of the arbor,
the friction member being moveable toward the first end of the arbor from the first axial position to a second axial position
in response to contact between the surface of the power tool accessory and the first surface of the friction member, and

the friction member being moveable toward the first end of the arbor from the second axial position to a third axial position
when the actuating member is actuated.

US Pat. No. 9,472,979

POWER TOOL HAVING MULTIPLE BATTERY PACKS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A method of operating a power tool with a first battery and a second battery connected in parallel, a first switch being
connected in series with the first battery and the power tool, a second switch being connected in series with the second battery
and the power tool, the method comprising:
with a controller, monitoring a first voltage of the first battery and a second voltage of the second battery;
when the first voltage of the first battery and the second voltage of the second battery are within a predetermined range,
closing the first switch to connect the first battery to the power tool and closing the second switch to connect the second
battery to the power tool;

when the first voltage of the first battery is outside of the predetermined range of the second voltage of the second battery
and the second voltage of the second battery is greater than the first voltage of the first battery, opening the first switch
to disconnect the first battery from the power tool; and

when the second voltage of the second battery is outside of the predetermined range of the first voltage of the first battery
and the first voltage of the first battery is greater than the second voltage of the second battery, opening the second switch
to disconnect the second battery from the power tool.

US Pat. No. 9,341,403

COOLER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A cooler comprising:
a bottom portion including a body defining an insulated first compartment; and
a top portion including
a first cover operable to enclose the first compartment, the first cover including a cover body defining a second compartment,
and

a second cover operable to enclose the second compartment;
a power input positioned within the second compartment; and
a battery positioned within the second compartment and electrically connected with the power input,
wherein the second compartment includes a battery receptacle, wherein the battery receptacle is operable to receive the battery,
and

wherein the battery receptacle is pivotably attached to the cover body.

US Pat. No. 9,486,865

PIPE CUTTER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a housing assembly;
a motor positioned within the housing assembly;
a pipe holder coupled to the housing assembly;
a knife pivotally coupled to the pipe holder at a pivot point for movement relative to the pipe holder, the knife operable
to pivot through an angle toward the pipe holder during a cutting motion and operable to pivot through the angle away from
the pipe holder during a return motion;

a drive mechanism including a first gear coupled to the motor and a second gear coupled to the knife, the first gear being
driven by the motor, the second gear engaging the first gear to drive the knife during the cutting motion; and

a release mechanism coupled to the drive mechanism, the release mechanism operable to selectively disconnect the second gear
from the knife so that movement of the motor is not transmitted to the knife and the knife is movable through the angle away
from the pipe holder;

wherein the release mechanism includes an actuator that is movable relative to the housing assembly to disconnect the second
gear from the knife, and a spring coupled to the actuator, wherein the spring biases the actuator toward a position in which
the second gear is connected to the knife, and wherein the actuator is movable against the bias of the spring to disconnect
the second gear from the knife.

US Pat. No. 9,475,172

ADJUSTABLE GUARD FOR POWER TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:
an output shaft defining a rotational axis;
a housing from which the output shaft protrudes;
a flange at least partially surrounding the output shaft;
a circumferential groove defined between the housing and the flange;
a radially inward-extending slot in the flange;
a rotatable guard including a first radially inward-extending projection and a plurality of apertures positioned radially
about the rotational axis, the first radially inward-extending projection is receivable through the radially inward-extending
slot in the flange and positioned within the groove;

a lever including a detent member; and
a biasing member for biasing the lever toward the rotatable guard;
wherein the detent member is receivable in one of the plurality of apertures to rotationally lock the rotatable guard relative
to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,473,749

VISUAL INSPECTION DEVICE INCLUDING A MOVEABLE DISPLAY

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A visual inspection device comprising:
a housing including a support portion and a grip portion extending from the support portion;
a flexible cable including a first end coupled to the housing and a second end;
a camera assembly coupled to the second end of the flexible cable and operable to transmit image data through the flexible
cable;

a display movably coupled to the support portion of the housing and operable to present an image derived from the image data;
wherein the housing includes a first protrusion, and wherein the display includes a second protrusion that is selectively
engageable with the first protrusion to limit the movement of the display relative to the housing;

wherein the housing includes a first shell and a second shell interconnected with the first shell, wherein the first end of
the flexible cable is attached to the first shell, and wherein the first protrusion is integrally formed as a single piece
with the second shell; and

a plate coupled to the display for co-rotation with the display, wherein the second protrusion is configured as a radially
outwardly extending tab on the plate; and wherein at least a portion of the second shell is clamped between the plate and
the display to secure the display to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,434,038

SHIFTING MECHANISM FOR A DRILL PRESS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A transmission for a power tool, comprising:
an intermediate shaft;
first and second driving gears coupled for co-rotation with the intermediate shaft;
an output shaft having first and second driven gears continuously engaged with the respective first and second driving gears;
a hub coupled for co-rotation with the output shaft;
a collar axially movable along the output shaft between a first position in which the collar couples the first driven gear
to the hub for co-rotation with the output shaft, and a second position in which the collar couples the second driven gear
to the hub for co-rotation with the output shaft; and

a shift mechanism operable to move the collar along the output shaft between the first position and the second position,
wherein the shift mechanism includes a first bracket engageable with the collar to move the collar toward the first position,
and wherein the shift mechanism includes a second bracket engageable with the collar to move the collar toward the second
position.

US Pat. No. 9,400,517

SNUBBER CIRCUIT FOR A HAND HELD POWER TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A hand held power tool comprising:
a trigger;
a motor;
an output unit driven by the motor;
a switch bridge operable to selectively provide power to the motor to drive the output unit in response to activation of the
trigger; and

a snubber circuit electrically connected in parallel across the switch bridge, the snubber circuit operable to store energy
when power is being provided to the motor and release the energy when power is not being provided to the motor.

US Pat. No. 9,289,886

IMPACT TOOL WITH ADJUSTABLE CLUTCH

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. An impact tool comprising:
a housing;
a motor supported in the housing;
an output shaft rotatably supported in the housing about a central axis;
an impact mechanism coupled between the motor and the output shaft and operable to impart a striking rotational force to the
output shaft; and

a clutch mechanism coupled between the impact mechanism and the output shaft;
wherein the clutch mechanism is operable in a first mode, in which torque from the motor is transferred to the output shaft
through the impact mechanism, and a second mode, in which torque from the motor is diverted from the output shaft toward a
portion of the impact mechanism at a predetermined torque setting of the clutch mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,486,864

PIPE CUTTER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a pipe holder;
a knife pivotally coupled to the pipe holder;
a drive mechanism coupled to at least one of the pipe holder and the knife, the drive mechanism operable to move the at least
one of the pipe holder and the knife relative to the other of the pipe holder and the knife;

a motor coupled to the drive mechanism;
a battery pack electrically coupled to the motor, the motor receiving a power signal with a duty cycle having a first value;
and

a controller configured to
monitor a first parameter associated with the power tool,
detect at least one event associated with the first parameter associated with the power tool,
wherein the power signal duty cycle is modified from the first value to a second, non-zero value when the controller detects
the at least one event associated with the first parameter,

wherein the power signal duty cycle is modified from the second, non-zero value to the first value based on a second parameter
associated with the power tool, the second parameter associated with the power tool being different than the first parameter
associated with the power tool, the second parameter associated with the power tool being a voltage of the battery pack, and

wherein the power signal duty cycle is modified from the second, non-zero value to the first value when the voltage of the
battery pack is greater than a first voltage of the battery pack, the first voltage of the battery pack corresponding to the
voltage of the battery pack when the power signal duty cycle was modified from the first value to the second value.

US Pat. No. 9,352,473

KNIFE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A knife comprising:
a handle;
a blade including a cutting edge and coupled to the handle so that the blade can pivot about a pivot point relative to the
handle between an extended position and a retracted position, in the retracted position the blade is substantially received
within the handle and in the extended position the cutting edge is exposed;

a first locking member configured to selectively retain the blade in the extended position and movable to allow the pivotal
movement of the blade from the extended position to the retracted position;

a second locking member configured to selectively retain the blade in the retracted position and movable to allow the pivotal
movement of the blade from the retracted position to the extended position; and

a push button that is movable relative to the handle, the push button operable to move the second locking member to allow
the pivotal movement of the blade from the retracted position to the extended position.

US Pat. No. 9,089,986

DRAW STUD CONNECTOR

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. An assembly for use with a punching device having a body and a working piston movable with respect to the body, the assembly
comprising:
a draw stud including a first end and a threaded second end for attachment with a punch; and
a draw stud connector including a first member removably couplable to the working piston and defining an axis therethrough,
wherein the first member includes a recess with a radial opening and a separate axial opening, wherein a width of the radial
opening is greater than a width of the first end of the draw stud such that the first end of the draw stud can be introduced
and removed radially from the recess, and wherein a width of the axial opening is less than the width of the first end of
the draw stud such that the first end cannot be removed axially from the recess.

US Pat. No. 9,316,352

GREASE GUN INCLUDING A TRIGGER LOCK ASSEMBLY

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. An electrical tool comprising:
a housing;
a motor supported by the housing;
a trigger movable between an on position, in which the motor is in electrical communication with a power source, and an off
position, in which the motor is not in electrical communication with the power source; and

a trigger lock assembly including
a trigger lock member movable relative to the trigger between a neutral position, in which the trigger is movable between
the off position and the on position, a lock-off position, in which the trigger is prevented from moving from the off position,
and a lock-on position, in which the trigger is maintained in the on position,

a detent assembly operable to releasably retain the trigger lock member in each position, the detent assembly including
a first recess associated with the neutral position, a second recess associated with the lock-off position, and a third recess
associated with the lock-on position,

a projection selectively engageable in one of the first recess, the second recess, and the third recess to releasably retain
the trigger lock member in the associated position, and

a biasing member biasing the projection and the one of the first recess, the second recess, and the third recess into engagement,
and a return spring operable to bias the trigger lock member toward the neutral position.

US Pat. No. 9,199,389

HYDRAULIC HAND-HELD KNOCKOUT PUNCH DRIVER

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A hand-held knockout driver comprising:
a housing having a handle portion;
a motor positioned within the housing, the motor having a drive shaft defining a first axis;
a pump assembly positioned within the housing, the pump assembly having a piston moving along a second axis;
a dump valve positioned within the housing, the dump valve defining a third axis; and
a working piston moveable with respect to the housing along a fourth axis, wherein the second axis, the third axis, and the
fourth axis are all not parallel to the first axis;

wherein none of a group consisting of the second axis, the third axis, and the fourth axis are collinear.

US Pat. No. 9,484,700

HYDRAULIC POWER TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A biased closed crimping head for a hydraulic power tool, the crimping head comprising:
a first pivoting pin;
a first jaw disposed for rotation about a first axis defined by the first pivoting pin, a first die pin bore extending through
an upper head portion of the first jaw;

a second pivoting pin;
a second jaw disposed for rotation about a second axis defined by the second pivoting pin, a second die pin bore extending
through an upper head portion of the second jaw; and

an extension spring configured to bias the jaws toward closed position,
wherein during a crimping action, the first jaw rotates about the first axis defined by the first pivoting pin, and
the second jaw rotates about the second axis defined by the second pivoting pin.

US Pat. No. 9,339,874

CUTTING TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. An auger bit comprising:
a shaft having a central axis, a first passageway having a central axis which is angled at an acute angle relative to the
central axis of the shaft, and a second passageway which is concentric with said central axis, the first passageway at least
partially passing through the second passageway;

a cutting insert mounted to said shaft in said first passageway, the cutting insert including a first end and a second end,
the second end positioned within the first passageway and positioned on one side of the shaft central axis, the first end
including at least one cutting edge positioned on an opposite side of the shaft central axis from the second end;

a feed screw that is separate from the cutting insert, said feed screw mounted to said shaft in said second passageway, said
cutting insert and said feed screw engaged with each other; and

a locking member securing the feed screw member to the shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,555,554

OSCILLATING MULTI-TOOL SYSTEM

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a housing;
a motor disposed within the housing;
a tool holder driven about an output axis by the motor, the tool holder having a locating feature projecting from a surface
of the tool holder, wherein the locating feature includes a tapered portion becoming narrower in a direction away from the
surface of the tool holder;

an output element for performing an operation on a workpiece, the output element having an aperture for receiving the locating
feature of the tool holder to mate with the tool holder, wherein the output element includes a first face that faces the surface
of the tool holder when the locating feature is received by the aperture and a second face generally opposite the first face;

a flange for transferring a clamping force for urging the output element towards the tool holder, wherein the flange includes
a tab projecting from the flange for finger tightening the flange;

a threaded shaft fixedly coupled to the flange, wherein the threaded shaft extends from the flange in a direction substantially
opposite the tab; and

a biasing member providing the clamping force toollessly;
wherein a gap is defined between the surface of the tool holder and the first face when the tapered portion of the locating
feature is fully received in the aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,457,462

POWER TOOL HAVING A SPEED SELECTOR SWITCH

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a tool housing defining a cavity;
a motor positioned within the cavity;
a trigger mechanism moveably coupled to the tool housing;
a speed selector switch including a push-button, a first speed indicator located on a first side of the push-button, a second
speed indicator located on an opposite, second side of the push-button, a printed circuit board layer positioned beneath the
push-button, a first light emitting diode electrically coupled to the printed circuit board layer and positioned beneath the
first speed indicator for illuminating the first speed indicator, and a second light-emitting diode electrically coupled to
the printed circuit board layer and positioned beneath the second speed indicator for illuminating the second speed indicator;

wherein the push-button is operable to receive a speed selection,
wherein the speed selector switch is operable to output a speed signal based on the speed selection,
wherein the speed indicators indicate the speed selection; and
a controller operable to
receive the speed signal from the speed selector switch, the speed signal indicative of a selected speed,
receive an activation signal from the trigger mechanism, and
operate the motor at the selected speed upon receiving the activation signal.

US Pat. No. 9,368,842

BATTERY PACK

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A battery pack configured to be interfaced with an electrical device, the battery pack comprising:
a battery pack housing;
a positive terminal, a negative terminal, and a sense terminal configured to be interfaced with corresponding terminals of
the electrical device;

a plurality of battery cells arranged within the housing, each of the plurality of battery cells having a lithium-based chemistry
and a respective state of charge, power being transferable between the plurality of battery cells and the electrical device;
and

a microprocessor programmed to monitor the plurality of battery cells, detect a charge imbalance among the plurality of battery
cells based on the respective state of charge of each of the plurality of battery cells, and disable the battery pack by controlling
a switch when the charge imbalance is detected.

US Pat. No. 9,077,053

BATTERY CHARGER INCLUDING MULTIPLE CHARGING PORTS ON SURFACES FORMING AN APEX

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A battery charger for charging a first battery pack and a second battery pack, the battery charger comprising:
a housing having a first surface, a second surface, and an apex, the first surface being oriented at an oblique angle relative
to the second surface, the first surface and the second surface being connected together along the apex of the housing, the
apex forming a highest point of the housing relative to a bottom surface, and the apex being defined at an interface between
the obliquely-angled first and second surfaces;

a charging circuit positioned within the housing;
a first charging port supported by the first surface of the housing and including a first connecting structure having a first
terminal block, the first terminal block electrically coupled to the charging circuit, the connecting structure of the first
charging port configured to support the first battery pack, the first charging port defining a first connection axis along
which the first battery pack is movable to connect with the charging circuit; and

a second charging port supported by the second surface of the housing and including a second connecting structure having a
second terminal block, the second terminal block electrically coupled to the charging circuit, the connecting structure of
the second charging port configured to support the second battery pack while the connecting structure of the first charging
port supports the first battery pack, the second charging port defining a second connection axis along which the second battery
pack is movable to connect with the charging circuit;

wherein the first connection axis is angled relative to the second connection axis.

US Pat. No. 9,492,911

LOCKING PLIERS WITH IMPROVED ADJUSTMENT MEMBER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A hand tool comprising:
a first assembly including a first jaw and a first handle fixed to the first jaw, the first handle having a bore at an end
opposite the first jaw;

a second assembly pivotally coupled to the first assembly, the second assembly including a second jaw and a second handle
pivotally coupled to the second jaw;

a link member having a first end axially movable along the first assembly and a second end pivotally coupled to the second
assembly; and

an adjustment member operable to axially move the first end of the link member along the first assembly to vary a distance
between the first and second jaws, the adjustment member including

an engagement surface engageable with the first end of the link member,
a shank in threaded engagement with the bore, the shank defining a longitudinal axis,
and a flange extending from the shank opposite the engagement portion, the flange including
a first side,
a second side opposite the first side, and
an elongate opening extending through the first and second sides,
wherein the elongate opening defines a major dimension coaxial with the longitudinal axis and a minor dimension perpendicular
to the longitudinal axis,

wherein the major dimension is greater than the minor dimension,
wherein the adjustment member defines an overall length measured from the engagement surface to an end of the flange opposite
the engagement surface,

wherein the flange defines a thickness measured between the first and second sides,
wherein the flange defines a flange length measured from the end of the flange to the shank, and wherein the flange defines
a flange width measured perpendicular to the thickness and the flange length,
and
wherein the thickness is between about 4 millimeters and about 9 millimeters, wherein the minor dimension is between about
6 millimeters and about 12 millimeters, wherein the major dimension is between about 8 millimeters and about 16 millimeters,
wherein the flange length is between about 19 millimeters and about 35 millimeters, wherein the flange width is between about
14 millimeters and about 27 millimeters.

US Pat. No. 9,539,722

TOOL STORAGE DEVICES

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A tool box comprising:
a body defining a storage compartment;
a lid movable relative to the body between an open position to permit access to the storage compartment and a closed position
to close the storage compartment, the lid having an outer surface, opposite walls and a length defined between the opposite
walls, a groove being defined in the outer surface, the groove extending the length of the lid and opening through the opposite
walls, the groove being configured to support an elongated work piece; and

a handle having a first handle end and a second handle end pivotally coupled to the lid, the handle being pivotable about
a pivot axis parallel to the length of the lid to engage a work piece supported in the groove, each handle end having opposite
sides along the pivot axis and being pivotally supported by the lid on both opposite sides of each handle end;

wherein the groove has a proximal groove wall positioned closer to the pivot axis than an opposite distal groove wall, the
proximal groove wall having a first portion positioned axially between the first handle end and one of the opposite walls
of the lid, an intermediate portion positioned axially between the first handle end and the second handle end, and a second
portion positioned axially between the second handle end and the other of the opposite walls of the lid, the first portion,
the intermediate portion and the second portion extending to a position above the pivot axis.

US Pat. No. 9,360,177

PORTABLE LIGHT, SUCH AS A STICK LIGHT

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A portable light comprising:
an elongated housing having a first end, a second end, and an opening formed in a side of the elongated housing between the
first and second ends;

a light source positioned within the opening of the elongated housing;
an actuator positioned within the opening of the elongated housing and electrically coupled to the light source, the actuator
operable to control operation of the light source; and

a faceplate removably coupled to the elongated housing over the opening, the faceplate including a lens that covers the light
source and a movable member that covers the actuator, wherein the faceplate further includes a frame that supports the lens
and the movable member such that the faceplate is removable from the elongated housing a single unit.

US Pat. No. 9,475,141

RECIPROCATING SAW BLADE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A reciprocating saw blade for use with a reciprocating saw, the saw blade comprising:
a body including a first substantially planar surface and a second substantially planar surface opposite the first surface;
an attachment portion including a tang and an aperture for coupling the saw blade to the reciprocating saw;
a cutting edge including a plurality of cutting teeth; and
a rib arrangement including a pair of rib members, each rib member being raised relative to the first substantially planar
surface, one of the rib members being proximate the cutting edge and the other of the rib members being proximate a back edge
of the blade opposite the cutting edge, each rib member including a first portion and a second portion, the first portion
of each of the rib members extending along the attachment portion proximate the aperture, the first portions being substantially
parallel to one another and located on opposing sides of the aperture so that the aperture is disposed between the first portions,
the second portion of each of the rib members extending along at least a portion of the body, the second portion of each rib
member being angled relative to the first portion of the rib member, and the second portion of each rib member extending parallel
to an edge of the body;

wherein the rib arrangement further includes an interior rib member positioned between the rib members, the interior rib including
a first portion that is parallel to the first portion of the rib members.

US Pat. No. 9,091,402

AREA LIGHT

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A work light, comprising:
a housing including a first end portion, a second end portion opposite the first end portion, and a center portion extending
between the first end portion and the second end portion;

a battery receptacle located on the housing and configured to receive a battery;
a light source supported by the housing; and
a heat sink thermally coupled to the light source, the heat sink including
a contact plate extending through the center portion of the housing,
a first leg supported proximate the first end portion and extending from the contact plate in a direction generally perpendicular
to the contact plate,

a second leg supported proximate the second end portion and extending from the contact plate in a direction generally perpendicular
to the contact plate, and

a plurality of fins, each fin extending from one of the first leg and the second leg.

US Pat. No. 9,900,967

REMOTE LIGHT CONTROL, CONFIGURATION, AND MONITORING

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A system of light devices comprising:
a first light device including
a first housing,
a first light supported by the first housing,
a first transceiver supported by the first housing, and
a first electronic processor coupled to the first light and the first transceiver, the first electronic processor configured
to

control operation of the first light,
transmit, via the first transceiver, a command to a second light device;
the second light device including
a second housing,
a second light supported by the second housing,
a second transceiver supported by the second housing, and
a second electronic processor coupled to the second light and the second transceiver, and configured to
receive, via the second transceiver, the command from the first light device, and
change an operational parameter of the second light in response to the command from the first light device; and
an external device including
a screen,
a device transceiver configured to transmit the command to the first light device,
an electronic processor coupled to the device transceiver and the screen, the device electronic processor is configured to
display, on the screen, settings associated with an operation of the first light device, and
receive an input changing one of the settings associated with the first light device, wherein the command to the first light
device is based on the input received at the external device

wherein the first electronic processor is configured to transmit the command to the second light device in response to receiving
the command from the external device.

US Pat. No. 9,511,923

POWERED DISPENSING TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A powered dispensing tool comprising:
a housing;
a motor at least partially positioned within the housing;
a rack operably coupled to the motor for powered translation in at least one of a forward direction and a reverse direction;
and

a transmission selectively operably coupling the motor and the rack, the transmission including
an input ring rotatable in response to rotation of the motor in a first direction corresponding with powered translation of
the rack in the forward direction,

a first clutch member engaged with the rack through at least one intermediate gear, and
a second clutch member that receives torque from the input ring and that is movable in response to rotation of the motor in
the first direction toward a first position engaging the first clutch member, and movable in response to rotation of the motor
in an opposite, second direction toward a second position disengaged from the first clutch member.

US Pat. No. 10,029,315

DRILL BIT

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A drill bit configured for use with a rotary power tool including a chuck, the drill bit comprising:a shank including a first end and a second end, the first end configured to be received in the chuck of the rotatory power tool; and
a paddle that extends from the second end of the shank, the paddle including,
a first face including a concave portion,
a second face opposite the first face and the second face including a convex portion opposite the concave portion,
a cutting surface,
a cutting edge located at an end of the cutting surface, a relief angle defined by the cutting surface, and
an angled rake face adjacent the cutting surface that defines a rake angle that is between 5 degrees and 45 degrees,
a spur adjacent the cutting surface,
an inset surface disposed on the spur,
a first side generally normal to the first face,
a second side generally normal to the first face and opposite the first side, and wherein the first side includes a semi-circular recess between the second end of the shank and the cutting surface to reduce drag during a cutting operation.

US Pat. No. 9,233,427

PORTABLE BATTERY-POWERED RECIPROCATING SAW

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A reciprocating saw comprising:
a housing including a handle housing portion, a motor housing portion, and a gear case housing portion, the handle housing
portion having a longitudinal axis that defines a first axis of the reciprocating saw;

a motor supported by the motor housing portion, the motor including an output shaft having a longitudinal axis that defines
a second axis of the reciprocating saw;

a switch positioned on the handle housing portion, the switch configured to power the reciprocating saw;
a pinion gear coupled to the output shaft of the motor for rotation with the output shaft;
a driven gear engaged with the pinion gear such that the driven gear rotates in response to rotation of the pinion gear;
a spindle coupled to the driven gear such that rotation of the driven gear by the pinion gear reciprocates the spindle along
a longitudinal axis of the spindle that defines a third axis of the reciprocating saw;

a blade clamp coupled to the spindle such that the blade clamp reciprocates with the spindle, the blade clamp configured to
couple a saw blade to the spindle;

wherein the first axis, the second axis, and the third axis are oblique with respect to each of the other axes,
wherein the second axis and the third axis define a first angle, and
wherein the first angle is in a range of approximately 110 degrees to 130 degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,669,533

MULTI-OPERATIONAL VALVE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A valve for selectively fluidly communicating a first fluid volume and a second fluid volume, the valve comprising:
a valve body;
an inlet orifice in fluid communication with the first fluid volume;
an outlet aperture in fluid communication with the second fluid volume and in selective fluid communication with the inlet
orifice by a first fluid flow path;

an activation member axially movable relative to the valve body;
a first plunger axially movable within the valve body, the first plunger including an aperture therethrough defining a second
fluid flow path between the first and second fluid volumes;

a second plunger axially movable relative to the first plunger; and
a first biasing member that biases the first plunger toward the inlet orifice,
wherein the valve is operable in a first mode in which fluid flow is only permitted along the first fluid flow path in response
to manual actuation of the activation member,

wherein the valve is operable in a second mode in which fluid flow is only permitted along the second fluid flow path when
a pressure difference between the first and second fluid volumes reaches a predetermined value, and

wherein a distal portion of the second plunger forms a seal with the inlet orifice when the valve is closed, and wherein the
distal portion is spaced from the inlet orifice when the valve is open.

US Pat. No. 9,467,862

WIRELESS TRACKING OF POWER TOOLS AND RELATED DEVICES

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A gateway device comprising:
a power interface configured to selectively engage a power source interface of at least one selected from the group of a power
tool battery, a power tool battery charger, and a worksite audio device;

a wireless network module configured to wirelessly communicate with a wireless network having at least one power tool device;
a cellular module configured to wirelessly communicate with a cellular network;
a translation module coupled to the wireless network module and the cellular module and configured to provide
translated communications received from the wireless network via the wireless network module to the cellular module for output
to the cellular network, and

translated communications received from the cellular network via the cellular module to the wireless network module for output
to the wireless network; and

a housing including the power interface, the wireless network module, the cellular module, and the translation module.

US Pat. No. 9,956,625

RECIPROCATING SAW

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A reciprocating saw comprising:a housing;
a motor positioned within the housing, the motor including a pinion that rotates about a motor axis; and
a drive mechanism positioned within the housing and coupled to the motor, the drive mechanism including
a driven gear engaging the pinion and rotatable by the motor in a rotational direction about a central axis that is perpendicular to the motor axis, the driven gear having a circumference and being vertically-oriented within the housing, wherein the motor axis extends through a center of the driven gear to divide the driven gear into an upper portion and a lower portion,
a connecting rod having a first end coupled to the driven gear and a second end opposite the first end, the connecting rod translating rotary motion of the driven gear into reciprocating motion,
an output shaft coupled to the second end of the connecting rod to reciprocate relative to the housing along a spindle axis through a cutting stroke and a return stroke, the upper portion of the driven gear is located on a same side of the motor axis as the spindle axis,
a blade clamp coupled to an end of the output shaft opposite from the connecting rod, the blade clamp configured to receive a saw blade, and
a counterweight coupled to the driven gear and rotating with the driven gear in the rotational direction, the counterweight having a connection portion coupled to the first end of the connecting rod and a mass portion extending from the connection portion, the mass portion defining a curved outer perimeter matching the circumference of the driven gear, the curved outer perimeter extending less than half the circumference of the driven gear, the mass portion having a leading edge, a trailing edge, and an aperture positioned closer to the trailing edge than to the leading edge in the rotational direction, the counterweight moving through the upper portion of the driven gear during the cutting stroke of the output shaft, and moving through the lower portion of the driven gear during the return stroke of the output shaft;
wherein the motor axis and the spindle axis define a plane, and wherein the central axis of the driven gear is perpendicular to the plane.

US Pat. No. 9,849,581

ACCESSIBLE TEMPORARY MAGNET CONTROL FOR MAGNETIC DRILL PRESS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A drill press comprising:
a main housing;
a handle coupled to the main housing;
a base coupled to the main housing and including an electromagnet;
a drill unit supported by the main housing for relative movement therewith;
a toggle switch actuatable between a closed state, in which power is delivered to the electromagnet from a power source to
energize the electromagnet, and an open state, in which power to the electromagnet is interrupted; and

a normally closed momentary switch wired in series with the toggle switch for selectively interrupting power to the electromagnet
when the toggle switch is in the closed state, wherein the momentary switch is proximate the handle, and wherein the momentary
switch is actuatable by a user of the drill press with a single hand, while gripping the handle, to interrupt power to the
electromagnet when the toggle switch is in the closed state.

US Pat. No. 9,658,954

UNIVERSAL PROTOCOL FOR POWER TOOLS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A method for communicating commands between electrically powered tools, the method comprising:
establishing, using a physical interface comprising a wireless radio, a wireless radio link between a first electrically powered
tool and a second electrically powered tool, the wireless radio link comprising a first wireless communication protocol;

receiving, a command, via the physical interface, at the first electrically powered tool from the second electrically powered
tool using the first wireless communication protocol;

translating, by a physical interface module in a controller of the first electrically powered tool, the command from the first
protocol to a universal protocol, wherein

the universal protocol is a protocol shared between a universal core module of the controller and the physical interface module;
translating, by a tool component interface module of the controller, the command to a second protocol for execution by a tool
component, wherein the second protocol is a protocol usable by the tool component; and

executing the command by the tool component.

US Pat. No. 9,440,334

LOCKING PLIERS WITH IMPROVED ADJUSTMENT MEMBER

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A hand tool comprising:
a first assembly including a first jaw and a first handle fixed to the first jaw, the first handle having a bore at an end
opposite the first jaw;

a second assembly pivotally coupled to the first assembly, the second assembly including a second jaw and a second handle
pivotally coupled to the second jaw;

a link member having a first end axially movable along the first assembly and a second end pivotally coupled to the second
assembly; and

an adjustment member operable to axially move the first end of the link member along the first assembly to vary a distance
between the first and second jaws, the adjustment member including

an engagement surface engageable with the first end of the link member,
a shank in threaded engagement with the bore, the shank defining a longitudinal axis,
and a flange extending from the shank opposite the engagement portion, the flange including
a first side,
a second side opposite the first side, and
an elongate opening extending through the first and second sides,
wherein the elongate opening defines a major dimension coaxial with the longitudinal axis and a minor dimension perpendicular
to the longitudinal axis,

wherein the major dimension is greater than the minor dimension,
wherein the adjustment member defines an overall length measured from the engagement surface to an end of the flange opposite
the engagement surface,

wherein the flange defines a thickness measured between the first and second sides,
wherein the flange defines a flange length measured from the end of the flange to the shank, and wherein the flange defines
a flange width measured perpendicular to the thickness and the flange length,
and
wherein the thickness is between about 4 millimeters and about 9 millimeters, wherein the minor dimension is between about
6 millimeters and about 12 millimeters, wherein the major dimension is between about 8 millimeters and about 16 millimeters,
wherein the flange length is between about 19 millimeters and about 35 millimeters, wherein the flange width is between about
14 millimeters and about 27 millimeters.

US Pat. No. 9,949,075

WIRELESS TRACKING OF POWER TOOLS AND RELATED DEVICES

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A method of communicating with at least one power tool device using a power distribution box, the power distribution box including a power-line adapter, a gateway device, and alternating current (AC) power outlets, the method comprising:receiving, at a power input of the power distribution box, alternating current (AC) power from an external power source;
distributing the AC power received from the external power source to the AC power outlets;
receiving, via the gateway device, a wireless communication from a power tool device, the wireless communication including data associated with the power tool device; and
transmitting, by the power-line adapter, the data associated with the power tool device to an external network.

US Pat. No. 9,664,808

WALL SCANNER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A wall scanner for sensing objects behind a surface, the wall scanner comprising:
a housing that includes a body portion and a handle portion, the handle portion having a first axis and defining a first recess,
the body portion having a second axis approximately parallel to the first axis;

first and second power terminals within the first recess;
wherein a second recess is formed between the body portion and the handle portion; and
wherein the first recess is operable to receive a removable battery pack along the first axis, the battery pack being electrically
connected to the first and second power terminals and substantially covering the first recess when inserted into the first
recess;

wherein the handle has an outer surface defining a cylinder along the first axis, the battery pack being within the cylinder;
a first sensor of a first sensor type for sensing a first object of a first object type behind the surface;
a second sensor of a second sensor type for sensing a second object of a second object type behind the surface;
wherein the first sensor type is different than the second sensor type, and the first object type is different than the second
object type;

a non-contact voltage sensor operable to detect a medium carrying an alternating current behind the surface; and
a display configured to display a plurality of indications to a user, the indications including at least an indication of
a depth of the second object behind the surface and a graphical representation of the location of the first object behind
the surface.

US Pat. No. 9,450,471

BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR POWER TOOL WITH COMBINED PCB DESIGN

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a housing;
a brushless direct current (DC) motor within the housing and having a rotor and a stator, wherein the rotor is coupled to
a motor shaft to produce a rotational output;

a heat sink secured to an end of the brushless DC motor;
a combined printed circuit board (PCB) having a Hall sensor, power switching elements, and a through-hole, wherein the combined
PCB is

coupled to the heat sink, and
wherein the motor shaft extends through the through-hole; and
a control PCB having a motor control unit that receives motor positional information from the Hall sensor and controls the
power switching elements to drive the brushless DC motor, wherein the control PCB is secured to the heat sink and has a second
through-hole through which the motor shaft extends.

US Pat. No. 9,174,283

MAGNETIC DRILL PRESS

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A magnetic drill press comprising:
a main housing;
a base coupled to the main housing for selectively magnetically latching to a ferromagnetic workpiece;
a drill unit supported by the main housing for relative movement therewith in a direction of a rotational axis of the drill
unit;

a spindle assembly operable to selectively position the drill unit relative to the main housing, wherein the spindle assembly
includes

a first spindle proximate a first side of the main housing;
a second spindle proximate a second side of the main housing, the second spindle having a cylindrical portion; and
a pinion supported upon the cylindrical portion and wherein the first and second spindles are rotatable relative to the pinion;
and

a handle assembly, removably coupled to the spindle assembly without the use of tools, for driving the spindle assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,156,097

RECIPROCATING SAW BLADE CLAMP

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A reciprocating saw comprising:
a spindle including a blade slot configured to receive a saw blade; and
a blade clamp operable to removably couple the saw blade to the spindle, the blade clamp including,
a first actuator pivotable about the spindle between a locked position and an unlocked position,
a first locking member movable relative to the blade slot between an engaged position and a disengaged position in response
to movement of the first actuator between the locked position and the unlocked position, the first locking member configured
to engage the saw blade to couple the saw blade to the spindle when the first locking member is in the engaged position and
the first locking member configured to allow removal of the saw blade from the blade slot when the first locking member is
in the disengaged position,

a second actuator pivotable about the spindle between a locked position and an unlocked position, and
a second locking member movable relative to the blade slot between an engaged position and a disengaged position in response
to movement of the second actuator between the locked position and the unlocked position, the second locking member configured
to engage the saw blade to couple the saw blade to the spindle when the second locking member is in the engaged position and
the second locking member configured to allow removal of the saw blade from the blade slot when the second locking member
is in the disengaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,105,983

MARKING PEN

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A marking pen comprising:a body including a first end, a second end, a longitudinal axis that extends centrally through the body and through the first end and the second end, and a pen adjacent the first end, the body is generally cylindrical from the first end to the second end; and
a fin that extends from the body between the first end and the second end, the fin is integrally formed with the body and has a height measured normal to the longitudinal axis, the height of the fin gradually increases in a direction from the second end toward the first end such that the fin includes a tip defining a maximum height of the fin, the fin is completely filled in with material between the tip and the body.

US Pat. No. 9,643,267

BLADE FOR A RECIPROCATING SAW

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A blade for use with a reciprocating saw, the blade comprising:
an attachment portion configured to couple to the reciprocating saw;
a body extending from the attachment portion and including a first portion, a tip portion, a second portion extending from
the first portion to the tip portion, and a cutting edge, wherein the second portion has a height less than a height of the
first portion;

a blunt tip formed at a distal end of the tip portion; and
a plurality of gullets formed in the second portion, at least one of the gullets having a generally trapezoidal shape;
wherein at least one of the plurality of gullets defines a first angle between about 45 degrees and about 85 degrees measured
between the cutting edge and a front edge of the at least one gullet, and wherein the at least one gullet defines a second
angle between about 45 degrees and about 85 degrees measured between the cutting edge and a rear edge of the at least one
gullet.

US Pat. No. 9,256,258

TABLET CASE

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A computer case for protecting a computer, the computer case comprising:
a front housing including a first aperture operable to allow a user to operate the computer; and
a rear housing pivotally coupled to the front housing, the rear housing including a latch for securing the computer between
the front housing and the rear housing, a battery receptacle for receiving a battery, an electrical interface for electrical
communication with the computer, an electrical input, a light powered by the battery, a fuel gauge having at least one fuel
light, and a controller operable to

receive power from the battery,
provide power to the computer via the electrical interface,
provide power to the light,
determine a voltage of the battery,
display the voltage of the battery by providing power to the at least one fuel light of the fuel gauge,
receive an electrical signal from the electrical input, and
output the electrical signal to the computer via the electrical interface.

US Pat. No. 9,172,115

BATTERY PACK WITH MULTIPLE WATER DISCHARGE PATHWAYS

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A battery pack comprising:
a housing including an inner cavity, an interface for receiving a power tool, and drain holes on a base portion of the housing;
battery cells positioned within the cavity;
a first latch member extending through the housing;
a second latch member extending through the housing, the first and second latch members operable to secure the battery pack
to the power tool;

electrical terminals electrically coupled to the battery cells and operable to interface with the power tool;
a latch cover within the inner cavity of the housing supporting the first and second latch members;
a first water discharge pathway extending along the latch cover, downward along a first space between the battery cells and
the housing, to the drain holes;

wherein the first water discharge pathway directs water infiltrating the battery pack to the drain holes;
a terminal cover including openings; and
a second water discharge pathway including multiple substantially parallel channels extending from the openings of the terminal
cover, downward along a second space between the battery cells and the housing, to the drain holes, wherein the second water
discharge pathway directs water infiltrating the battery pack to the drain holes.

US Pat. No. 9,144,891

NUTDRIVER

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A nutdriver configured to rotate a hex nut along a threaded rod, the nutdriver comprising:
a socket configured to receive and engage the hex nut to rotate the hex nut relative to the threaded rod, the socket including
a socket opening that extends through the socket;

a shank including a first end, a second end, and a shank aperture that extends through the first end and the second end of
the shank, the first end of the shank coupled to the socket for co-rotation;

a handle including a front end, a back end, and a handle aperture that extends through the front end and the back end of the
handle, the second end of the shank coupled to the handle for co-rotation; and

a sleeve located within the handle aperture,
wherein the socket opening, the shank aperture, and the handle aperture are aligned and in communication to allow the threaded
rod to extend through the socket opening, the shank aperture, the handle aperture, and beyond the back end of the handle while
the socket rotates the hex nut,

wherein the second end of the shank is located within the handle aperture between the front end of the handle and the back
end of the handle and the handle surrounds a portion of the shank, and

wherein the sleeve abuts the second end of the shank and extends from the second end of the shank toward the back end of the
handle.

US Pat. No. 9,849,577

ROTARY HAMMER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A rotary power tool comprising:
a housing;
a spindle defining a working axis;
a motor supported by the housing and operable to drive the spindle;
a handle movably coupled to the housing;
a vibration isolating assembly disposed between the housing and the handle for attenuating vibration transmitted from the
housing to the handle; and

a battery pack removably coupled directly to the handle and configured to provide power to the motor;
wherein the handle includes an upper portion and a lower portion, and wherein the vibration isolating assembly includes an
upper joint coupling the upper portion of the handle to the housing and a lower joint coupling the lower portion of the handle
to the housing;

wherein each of the upper and lower joints includes a rod extending into the handle and a biasing member disposed between
the handle and the housing, the biasing member operable to bias the handle toward an extended position;

wherein each of the upper and lower joints further includes a first bracket fixed to one of the housing and the rod and a
second bracket coupled to the other of the housing and the rod, wherein at least one of the first bracket and the second bracket
limits movement of the handle to the extended position;

wherein each of the upper and lower joints further includes a guide disposed within the handle, the guide being slidable along
the rod as the handle moves between the extended position and the retracted position;

wherein each of the upper and lower joints further includes a bumper disposed between the guide and the handle, the bumper
operable to attenuate vibration transmitted along a second axis orthogonal to the working axis.

US Pat. No. 9,819,051

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BATTERY PROTECTION

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. An electrical combination comprising:
a hand held power tool including
a power tool housing,
a motor supported by the power tool housing, and
a plurality of power tool terminals electrically connected to the motor, the plurality of power tool terminals including a
power tool sense terminal;

a battery pack including
a battery pack housing connectable to and supportable by the hand held power tool,
a plurality of battery cells supported by the battery pack housing, each of the plurality of battery cells being individually
tapped and having an individual state of charge, the plurality of battery cells including

a cylindrical first battery cell within the battery pack housing and defining a first axis, and
a cylindrical second battery cell within the battery pack housing and defining a second axis,
wherein the first battery cell and the second battery cell are arranged with the first axis substantially perpendicular to
the second axis, and

a plurality of battery pack terminals to electrically connect to the plurality of power tool terminals, the plurality of battery
pack terminals including a battery pack sense terminal; and

a controller operable to monitor a state of charge of a number of battery cells less than the plurality of battery cells and
to generate a signal based on the monitored state of charge of the number of battery cells less than the plurality of battery
cells, the signal being operable to control operation of the hand held power tool.

US Pat. No. 9,808,851

PEX CRIMPING TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:
an outer housing including a drive unit support portion and a handle portion;
an inner housing positioned at least partially within the handle portion;
a drive unit positioned in the drive unit support portion and including an output shaft extending at least partially through
the handle portion;

a ball screw mechanism including
a nut supported at least partially within the inner housing, and
a screw coupled to the nut for relative axial displacement therewith in response to relative rotation between the screw and
the nut, torque from the output shaft being applied to one of the nut and the screw to thereby cause the relative rotation;
and

a working assembly coupled to the inner housing for movement in response to contact with a distal end of the screw as the
screw is axially displaced,

wherein the handle portion exerts a reaction torque on the inner housing in response to the relative rotation between the
nut and the screw to prevent the inner housing from rotating relative to the outer housing.

US Pat. No. 9,696,362

TEST AND MEASUREMENT DEVICE WITH A PISTOL-GRIP HANDLE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A clamp meter configured to receive a removable and rechargeable battery pack, the clamp meter comprising:
a main body having a first axis;
a handle having a second axis and including a first recess configured to receive at least a portion of the battery pack, the
first recess including first and second electrical terminals which are exposed when the at least a portion of the battery
pack is not inserted in the first recess;

wherein the second axis forms an oblique angle with the first axis;
a clamp extending along the first axis coupled to and supported by the main body, the clamp operable to measure an electrical
characteristic of a conductor based on an induced current, the clamp including a first jaw and a second jaw;

a trigger operable to selectively open and close the clamp, the trigger positioned below the main body in a second recess
of the handle,

a ram supported in the main body, wherein the trigger is operable to move the ram along the first axis toward the first jaw
and the second jaw to open the clamp, the ram causing the first jaw to rotate about a first pivot axis and the second jaw
to rotate about a second pivot axis to open the clamp; and

a display configured to display an indication of an electrical characteristic of a conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,616,562

TOOL STORAGE DEVICES

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A tool storage device comprising:
a body defining a storage compartment;
wheels supporting the body for movement over ground, the wheels being rotatable about an axis;
a telescoping handle assembly including
a handle portion engageable by a user to pull the storage device in a direction transverse to the axis, the handle portion
having opposite ends,

a first support arm connected between the body and one end of the handle portion, and
a second support arm connected between the body and an opposite end of the handle portion, each of the first support arm and
the second support arm having a substantially rectangular cross section oriented with first walls extending transverse to
the axis having a greater width than second walls extending parallel to the axis; and

a cover formed of a rigid material operable to selectively open and close the storage compartment, the cover defining a first
groove and a second groove, in an open position of the cover, the first groove receiving a portion of the first support arm,
and the second groove receiving a portion of the second support arm, engagement of the first support arm in the first groove
and the second support arm in the second groove releasably retaining the cover in the open position.

US Pat. No. 9,568,504

DIGITAL MULTI-METER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A multi-meter comprising:
a first input terminal;
a second input terminal;
a display;
a first current measuring circuit between the first input terminal and the second input terminal, the first current measuring
circuit operable for measuring current in a first current range;

a second current measuring circuit between the first input terminal and the second input terminal, the second current measuring
circuit operable for measuring current in a second current range; and

a controller including a first current measuring input, a second current measuring input, a processor, and a memory, the controller
configured to

receive a first signal from the first current measuring circuit at the first current measuring input,
receive a second signal from the second current measuring circuit at the second current measuring input,
compare the first signal to a predetermined threshold value,
determine a value for a current being measured based on the first signal when the first signal is below the predetermined
threshold value,

determine a value for the current being measured based on the second signal when the first signal is greater than or approximately
equal to the predetermined threshold value,

generate an output signal related to the determined value for the current, and
provide the output signal to the display.

US Pat. No. 9,302,402

PIPE CUTTER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A pipe cutter for cutting a pipe, the pipe cutter comprising:
a housing having a cutting head portion and a handle portion;
a cutting head assembly contained within the cutting head portion of the housing, the cutting head assembly including a first
carriage and a second carriage spaced apart to define a cutting area, the first carriage supporting a cutting mechanism and
including a biasing arm having a first portion supporting the cutting mechanism and a second portion, and the second carriage
including a support surface,

wherein the cutting mechanism and the support surface define an over-center position for the pipe;
wherein the carriages have an unlocked state and a locked state,
wherein when the carriages are in the unlocked state, the carriages are movable relative to each other and biased into the
cutting area;

a spring biasing the second carriage into the cutting area;
a drive assembly configured to rotate the cutting head assembly;
a cam member rotatably coupled to the second portion of the biasing arm, wherein rotation of the cutting head assembly causes
rotation of the cam member relative to the first carriage;

a locking member configured for engagement with the first carriage and the second carriage upon rotation of the cam member,
wherein engagement of the locking member with the carriages holds the carriages in the locked state; and

an actuator member fixed relative to the cutting head assembly, wherein the actuator member engages the cam member as the
cutting head assembly rotates to rotate the cam member.

US Pat. No. 9,061,411

RECIPROCATING POWER TOOL HAVING A COUNTERBALANCE DEVICE

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

8. A reciprocating saw comprising:
a housing;
a handle configured for a user, the handle having a longitudinal axis defining a first axis of the saw;
a switch adjacent the handle and operable by the user when the user grips the handle;
a motor supported by the housing and having an output shaft, the motor operable to rotate the output shaft about a longitudinal
axis of the output shaft that defines a second axis of the saw, the output shaft configured to rotate in response to operation
of the switch by the user;

a drive system coupled to the output shaft of the motor, the drive system including,
a driving gear coupled to the output shaft for rotation with the output shaft,
a driven gear having a spindle counterbalance weight, the driven gear coupled to the driving gear such that the driven gear
is configured to rotate about an axis of rotation in a first direction in response to rotation of the driving gear by the
motor,

a second spindle counterbalance weight coupled to the driven gear such that the second spindle counterbalance weight is configured
to rotate about the axis of rotation in the first direction in response to rotation of the driving gear by the motor;

a spindle having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis that extends through the first end and the second end,
the longitudinal axis of the spindle defining a third axis of the saw;

a blade clamp coupled to the first end of the spindle, the blade clamp configured to couple a saw blade to the spindle;
a yoke coupled to the second end of the spindle,
a pin coupled to the driven gear and the second spindle counterbalance weight for rotation with the driven gear and the second
spindle counterbalance weight, the pin having a first end and a second end, the first end of the pin coupled to the driven
gear and the second end of the pin coupled to the second spindle counterbalance weight,

wherein the pin extends through the yoke to couple the driven gear and the second spindle counterbalance weight and to reciprocate
the spindle with respect to the housing along the longitudinal axis of the spindle in response to operation of the motor,

wherein the spindle is coupled to the driven gear to reciprocate the spindle with respect to the housing in response to rotation
of the output shaft of the motor, and

wherein each of the first axis, the second axis, and the third axis are oblique with respect to each of the other axes.

US Pat. No. 9,643,258

CHUCK ASSEMBLY FOR A ROTARY POWER TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A chuck assembly for use with a rotary power tool, the chuck assembly comprising:
a chuck body rotatable about an axis;
a plurality of jaws supported by the chuck body for relative movement therewith between a retracted position for permitting
insertion of a tool bit within the chuck body and an extended position for clamping the tool bit;

a plurality of clamping nuts surrounding the chuck body and having interior threads engageable with corresponding threads
on the respective jaws;

a tightening sleeve surrounding and threadably engaged with the chuck body for relative rotation therewith; and
a wedge defined on the tightening sleeve for selective engagement with the clamping nuts for inwardly displacing the clamping
nuts in a radial direction, causing the respective threads on the clamping nuts and jaws to engage, in response to rotation
of the tightening sleeve relative to the chuck body in a tightening direction.

US Pat. No. 9,630,307

ROTARY HAMMER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

19. A rotary hammer adapted to impart axial impacts to a tool bit, the rotary hammer comprising:
a motor defining a motor axis;
a spindle coupled to the motor for receiving torque from the motor;
an impact mechanism at least partially received within the spindle for imparting the axial impacts to the tool bit;
a reciprocation mechanism for converting torque received from the motor to a reciprocating force acting on the impact mechanism,
at least a portion of the reciprocation mechanism defining a rotational axis coaxial with the motor axis; and

a mode selection mechanism including a first coupler movable along the rotational axis to selectively connect and disconnect
the spindle and the motor, and a second coupler movable along the rotational axis to selectively connect and disconnect the
reciprocation mechanism and the motor.

US Pat. No. 9,623,545

APPARATUS WITH ACTIVE SOFTWARE CLAMPING OF SUPPLY VOLTAGE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a motor configured to drive a working element;
a power supply coupled to the motor to provide power to the motor;
a shunt circuit coupled to the power supply and the motor, the shunt circuit configured to hold a voltage of the power supply
below a high voltage threshold, the shunt circuit including a shunt element and a shunt switch, the shunt switch switchable
between

a conducting state, in which the shunt switch enables the shunt element to conduct current, and
a non-conducting state, in which the shunt switch prevents the shunt element from conducting current;
a controller coupled to the motor, the power supply, and the shunt circuit, the controller configured to
determine the voltage of the power supply, and
control the shunt switch based on the voltage from the power supply by holding the shunt switch in the conducting state when
the voltage of the power supply is above the high voltage threshold, and holding the shunt switch in the non-conducting state
when the voltage of the power supply is not above the high voltage threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,597,736

ADJUSTABLE DIAMETER HOLE CUTTER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A hole cutter assembly operable to cut a plurality of different sized diameter holes in a work piece, the hole cutter assembly
comprising:
an arbor configured to connect to a power tool for rotation about an axis;
a body coupled to the arbor for rotation with the arbor;
a first arm moveably coupled to the body, the first arm extending generally perpendicular to the axis;
a first cutting blade coupled to the first arm and moveable with the first arm relative to the body;
a second arm moveably coupled to the body, the second arm extending generally perpendicular to the axis; and
a second cutting blade coupled to the second arm and moveable with the second arm relative to the body;
wherein the first arm and the second arm are oriented generally parallel to each other on opposing sides of the axis;
wherein the body defines an aperture, and further comprising a drill bit removably received in the aperture for rotation with
the arbor; and

wherein each arm includes a plurality of notches formed along a length of the arm, wherein each notch selectively aligns with
the aperture as the first and second arms move relative to the body, and wherein, when the drill bit is received within the
aperture, a first portion of the drill bit is received in the notch of the first arm that is aligned with the aperture to
inhibit movement of the first arm relative to the body, and a second portion of the drill bit is received in the notch of
the second arm that is aligned with the aperture to inhibit movement of the second arm relative to the body.

US Pat. No. 9,579,735

RECIPROCATING SAW

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A reciprocating saw comprising:
a housing assembly;
a motor positioned substantially within the housing assembly, the motor including a pinion;
a drive mechanism positioned substantially within the housing assembly, the drive mechanism including a gear coupled to and
driven by the pinion, a spindle reciprocatable relative to the housing assembly, and a connecting rod extending between the
gear and the spindle to transmit rotation of the gear into reciprocation of the spindle;

a bushing positioned substantially within the housing assembly about at least a portion of the spindle, the bushing pivotable
relative to the housing assembly to accommodate non-linear rocking motion of the spindle; and

a seal surrounding a portion of the bushing, the seal including a first lip extending radially from the bushing and a second
lip spaced apart from the first lip and extending radially from the bushing, the second lip movable relative to the first
lip, both the first lip and the second lip continuously engaging the housing assembly when the bushing pivots relative to
the housing assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,511,921

HEATED UTILITY BAG

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A utility bag comprising:
a frame defining an interior and an exterior, the interior including a first cavity configured to receive an item;
a heater element disposed in the first cavity;
a power tool battery pack in electrical communication with the heater element for powering the heater element, wherein the
power tool battery pack includes an interface that is substantially shaped and sized to be mechanically and electrically coupled
to a power tool battery receptacle;

a controller for distributing power from the power tool battery pack to the heater element in a plurality of modes, wherein
the controller includes an interface that is substantially shaped and sized for mechanically and electrically mating with
the power tool battery pack; and

a pocket coupled to the frame, the pocket defining a second cavity configured to receive the power tool battery pack.

US Pat. No. 9,500,038

AUGER BIT WITH REPLACEABLE CUTTING BIT

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. An auger bit comprising:
an elongated shaft having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the first end and the second
end, the shaft including a flute extending in a helical manner with respect to the longitudinal axis along at least a portion
of the shaft, the shaft further including a first slot and a second slot, the first slot extending parallel to the longitudinal
axis proximate the first end and aligned with the axis, the second slot extending substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal
axis proximate the first end;

a cutting bit removably received in the second slot, the cutting bit including a first edge;
a feed screw including a shank and a threaded portion, the shank being removably received in the first slot, the feed screw
engaging the cutting bit to secure the cutting bit relative to the shaft; and

a locking fastener coupled to the shaft, the locking fastener engaging the shank of the feed screw to secure the feed screw
relative to the shaft,

wherein the second slot extends diametrically across a width of the shaft, and
wherein the cutting bit is inserted into the slot in a direction that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the shaft, the
cutting bit including a portion on a first side of the longitudinal axis and a second portion on an opposite side of the longitudinal
axis.

US Pat. No. 9,415,485

PLIERS HAVING A SLIDING LOCK BUTTON

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A hand tool comprising:
a first jaw assembly including a first handle portion, a first jaw portion and a first rail;
a second jaw assembly including a second handle portion, a second jaw portion, and a second rail, the second rail being shorter
than the first rail;

a pivot member coupling the first jaw assembly and the second jaw assembly for pivoting movement between an open position
and a closed position; and

a lock button assembly operable between a locked position, in which the lock button assembly engages the first rail and the
second rail to releasably hold the first jaw assembly and the second jaw assembly in the closed position, and an unlocked
position, in which the lock button assembly is disengaged from the second rail, the lock button assembly including

a first lock button member defining a second rail groove operable to selectively receive the second rail, and
a second lock button member separate from and connectable to the first lock button member, the first lock button member and
the second lock button member, when connected, cooperating to define a first rail groove receiving the first rail.

US Pat. No. 9,862,137

PEX EXPANDING TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. An expanding tool comprising:
an actuator comprising a cylindrical housing that defines an actuator housing cavity;
a primary ram disposed within the actuator housing cavity, the primary ram defining an internal primary ram cavity;
a secondary ram disposed within the internal primary ram cavity;
a cam roller carrier coupled to a distal end of the secondary ram;
a drive collar positioned within a distal end of the actuator housing cavity;
a roller clutch disposed within an internal cavity defined by an inner surface of the drive collar;
a shuttle cam positioned between the roller clutch and a distal end of the primary ram;
an expander cone coupled to the primary ram; and
an expander head operably coupled to the drive collar, wherein
when the expanding tool is triggered, the secondary ram moves in a distal direction causing the cam roller to move, causing
the shuttle cam and the drive collar to rotate about the primary ram,

as the drive collar rotates, the expander head rotates a predetermined rotation amount.

US Pat. No. 9,849,570

TOOL BIT

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A tool bit comprising:
a hexagonal drive portion;
a working end; and
a shank interconnecting the drive portion and the working end, wherein the shank includes an outer peripheral surface having
a curvature in a plane including a central axis of the tool bit, wherein the outer peripheral surface having the curvature
includes a length in the direction of the central axis, and wherein a ratio of the length of the outer peripheral surface
having the curvature to the length of the tool bit is between about 0.2:1 and about 0.7:1;

wherein the curvature is defined by a radius, and wherein a ratio of the radius of the curvature of the outer peripheral surface
of the shank to the length of the tool bit is between about 1.25:1 and about 1.75:1.

US Pat. No. 9,647,585

BRUSHLESS DIRECT-CURRENT MOTOR AND CONTROL FOR POWER TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a brushless direct current (“BLDC”) motor; and
a controller configured to
drive the motor using pulse-width modulation (“PWM”) commutation,
determine a speed of the motor,
compare the speed of the motor to a first threshold value, and
drive the motor using centerline commutation when the speed of the motor is greater than the first threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,349,498

REMOTE LIGHT CONTROL, CONFIGURATION, AND MONITORING

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A system of light devices comprising:a first light device including
a first housing,
a first light supported by the first housing,
a first transceiver supported by the first housing, and
a first electronic processor coupled to the first light and the first transceiver, the first electronic processor configured to
control operation of the first light,
receive, via the first transceiver from an external device, a command including an operational parameter, wherein the operational parameter is adjustable via a user interface on the external device before being received by the first electronic processor,
transmit, via the first transceiver, the command to a second light device in response to receiving the command from the external device,
receive, via the first transceiver, an identification signal from a power tool device, and
transmit, via the first transceiver, a location signal to the external device, the location signal indicating that the power tool device is within a proximity threshold of the first light device; and
the second light device including
a second housing,
a second light supported by the second housing,
a second transceiver supported by the second housing, and
a second electronic processor coupled to the second light and the second transceiver, the second electronic processor configured to
receive, via the second transceiver, the command from the first light device, and
change the operational parameter of the second light in response to the command from the first light device.

US Pat. No. 9,912,020

BATTERY PACK WITH HEAT SINK

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A battery pack comprising:
a housing including a plurality of walls, an inner cavity and an interface for receiving a power tool, the interface including
electrical terminals operable to interface with the power tool;
battery cells positioned within the inner cavity and electrically coupled to the electrical terminals; and
a heat sink forming at least a portion of one of the plurality of walls of the housing to at least partially define the inner
cavity;

wherein the heat sink includes a first surface exposed to the inner cavity and second surface exposed to an external environment
of the battery pack,

wherein the first surface comprises a plurality of rounded grooves, each of the rounded grooves curved with an internal radius
conforming to a shape of the battery cells,

wherein the second surface comprises a plurality of projections oriented opposite the power tool with respect to the battery
cells and extending out from the second surface,
the first surface and the second surface are surfaces of a single metal component for conducting heat from the first surface
to the second surface, and
wherein the plurality of projections occupy a first area on the second surface, and the second surface further includes a
second area including the first area and a space surrounding the first area and the plurality of projections.

US Pat. No. 9,872,547

HANDLE ASSEMBLY FOR A CASE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A telescoping handle assembly for a mobile device, the handle assembly comprising:
a first handle section;
a second handle section telescopingly arranged relative to the first handle section; and
a latch assembly fixed to one of the first handle section and the second handle section and selectively engageable with the
other of the first handle section and the second handle section, the latch assembly including

a latch body positioned between the first handle section and the second handle section, and
a shock-absorbing mount positioned between the latch body and the one of the first handle section and the second handle section.

US Pat. No. 9,781,496

WORKSITE AUDIO DEVICE WITH WIRELESS INTERFACE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A worksite audio device comprising:
a battery receptacle that receives a power tool battery pack;
a battery charging circuit that charges the power tool battery pack in the battery receptacle;
an audio circuit coupled to a speaker and that provides an audio signal to the speaker, wherein the speaker outputs audio
corresponding to the provided audio signals;

a battery monitoring module that determines a status of the power tool battery pack in the battery receptacle, wherein the
battery monitoring module is located within a housing of the worksite audio device and outside of the power tool battery pack;

a wireless interface that wirelessly communicates with an external device having a display; and
a controller coupled to the battery monitoring module and the wireless interface and located within the housing of the worksite
audio device and outside of the power tool battery pack, wherein the controller

receives the status of the power tool battery pack from the battery monitoring module,
outputs, via the wireless interface, the status of the power tool battery pack to the external device for display,
determines a status of the worksite audio device, and
outputs, via the wireless interface, the status of the worksite audio device to the external device for display, wherein the
status of the worksite audio device indicates at least one selected from the group consisting of a volume setting, a radio
station frequency, a mute function status, and a current audio source.

US Pat. No. 9,756,402

POWER TOOL AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A power tool having multiple wireless communication states, the power tool comprising:
a motor;
a battery pack interface that selectively receives a battery pack;
a backup power source; and
a wireless communication controller coupled to the backup power source and the battery pack interface, the wireless communication
controller including a wireless transceiver, a processor, and a unique tool identifier, the wireless communication controller
configured to:

operate in a connectable state when the wireless communication controller is coupled to and powered by the battery pack, wherein,
in the connectable state, the wireless communication controller is configured to form a wireless communication link with an
external device and to one or more of transmit tool operational data to the external device and receive tool configuration
data from the external device, and

operate in an advertisement state when the wireless communication controller is coupled to and powered by the backup power
source, wherein, in the advertisement state, the wireless communication controller is configured to transmit an advertisement
message including the unique tool identifier, wherein transmitting of the advertisement message in the advertisement state
includes periodic broadcasting of the advertisement message, and wherein the advertisement message further includes a charge
level of the backup power source.

US Pat. No. 9,751,193

CLAMPING AND SPREADING TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A tool for providing a clamping force and a spreading force, the spreading force in an opposite direction of the clamping
force, the tool comprising:
a handle assembly including a trigger;
a bar supported by the handle assembly and configured to move relative to the handle assembly when the trigger is actuated,
the bar including a slot spanning from a first end of the bar to a second end of the bar;

an inner rod received within the slot; and
a detent mechanism operable to selectively couple the inner rod to the bar;
wherein the inner rod is received within the first end and coupled to the bar to provide the clamping force when the trigger
is actuated, and wherein the inner rod is received within the second end and coupled to the bar to provide the spreading force
when the trigger is actuated.

US Pat. No. 9,723,229

THERMAL DETECTION SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A thermal imaging device comprising:
a housing including a handle portion, wherein a removable and rechargeable battery pack is configured to be inserted into
the handle portion for providing power to the thermal imaging device, wherein the battery pack includes a battery pack housing,
at least one battery cell positioned within the battery pack housing, a terminal, and a latch mechanism, and, when the battery
pack is coupled to the thermal imaging device, the latch mechanism engages the housing of the thermal imaging device to secure
the battery back to the thermal imaging device such that a portion of the battery pack housing remains exposed;

a visual camera configured to generate a first signal related to a visual image;
an infrared sensor configured to generate a second signal related to a thermal image;
a display configured to display the visual image based on the first signal and the thermal image based on the second signal;
and

a controller electrically connected to the visual camera, the infrared sensor, the display, and the inserted battery pack,
the controller configured to receive the first signal, the second signal, a feedback control signal, and a calibration signal,
the controller further configured to control the display based on the first signal, the second signal, the feedback control
signal, and the calibration signal;

wherein the feedback control signal is related to at least one selected from the group consisting of an amount of light detected
by the visual camera, an amount of thermal radiation detected by the infrared sensor, an ambient temperature, and an average
ambient temperature;

wherein the calibration signal is related to one or more operational parameters, the operational parameters including at least
one selected from the group consisting of the ambient temperature, a rate of change of the ambient temperature, and an operating
temperature of the thermal imaging device; and

wherein the controller includes a memory configured to store the visual image and the thermal image, the memory further configured
to store a set of temperature data associated with the thermal image, the set of temperature data being appended to the visual
image, and the visual image, including the appended set of temperature data, and the thermal image being stored separately
in the memory.

US Pat. No. 9,660,293

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BATTERY PROTECTION

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A battery pack operable to provide power to a hand-held power tool, the battery pack comprising:
a housing connectable to and supportable by the hand-held power tool;
a terminal for electrically connecting the battery pack to the hand-held power tool;
a cylindrical first battery cell within the housing and defining a first axis;
a cylindrical second battery cell within the housing and defining a second axis;
a cylindrical third battery cell within the housing and defining a third axis;
a cylindrical fourth battery cell within the housing and defining a fourth axis; and
a cylindrical fifth battery cell within the housing and defining a fifth axis,
wherein the first battery cell and the second battery cell are arranged with the first axis and the second axis in a common
plane, the third axis, the fourth axis, and the fifth axis are each substantially perpendicular to the first battery cell
and the second battery cell, the third battery cell is adjacent to the fourth battery cell, the fourth battery cell is adjacent
to the fifth battery cell, and the fifth battery cell is adjacent to the third battery cell, the third axis and the fourth
axis form a first plane, the fourth axis and the fifth axis form a second plane, and the fifth axis and the third axis form
a third plane, and

wherein the first plane is not parallel and not perpendicular to the second plane or the third plane, the second plane is
not parallel and not perpendicular to the first plane or the third plane, the third plane is not parallel and not perpendicular
to the first plane or the second plane, and the first axis and the second axis are not parallel to any of the first plane,
the second plane, or the third plane.

US Pat. No. 10,086,445

HOLE SAW

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A hole saw comprising:a cylindrical body disposed along an axis of rotation with a side wall extending axially from a cap end to a cutting end, the cutting end including a plurality of cutting teeth; and
a cap coupled to the cap end of the cylindrical body;
wherein the side wall defines an elongated aperture configured to receive a tool for removing work piece plugs from within the cylindrical body, the elongated aperture comprising:
a first slot portion adjacent the cutting end, the first slot portion defined by a first edge of the side wall that is perpendicular to the axis of rotation and a second edge of the side wall that is spaced apart from the first edge and perpendicular to the axis of rotation, the first slot portion having a first length and a first width, the first length being perpendicular to the axis of rotation, and the first length being greater than the first width; and
a second slot portion connected to the first slot portion and extending from the first slot portion toward the cap end, the second slot portion oriented at an oblique angle relative to the axis of rotation, the second slot portion having a second length and a second width, the second length being oriented at the oblique angle relative to the axis of rotation, and the second length being greater than the second width.

US Pat. No. 10,001,371

LEVEL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A level, comprising:a frame including a top planar surface, a bottom planar surface, and a web coupling the top planar surface to the bottom planar surface, the top planar surface and the bottom planar surface being parallel;
a vial supported by the frame, the vial having a longitudinal axis passing through a center of the vial and a body defining an interior containing a liquid and an indicator bubble; and
a plurality of LEDs, each of the LEDs has a light emitting point, and each of the plurality of LEDs is positioned adjacent an end of the vial and is oriented such that the light emitting point is positioned within the interior of the body of the vial.

US Pat. No. 9,850,670

DOOR HARDWARE LOCATING TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A door hardware locating tool comprising:
a center wall including a first aperture that defines a first axis;
a first side wall including a movable aperture movable along a second axis between a first setback position and a second setback
position, the second axis being parallel and offset from the first axis;

a second side wall coupled to the first side wall and extending substantially parallel to the first side wall; and
a clamping mechanism operable to move the first side wall and the second side wall in a direction normal to the first axis
between a first position and a second position to clamp a door between the first side wall and the second side wall, wherein
the first side wall and the second side wall remain parallel to one another and are equidistant from the first axis throughout
movement between the first position and the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,742,047

BATTERY PACK WITH PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A battery pack comprising:
a housing;
at least one battery cell supported in the housing;
a phase change material; and
a bladder containing the phase change material, the bladder defining a channel having an opening, the bladder being in a heat
transfer relationship with the at least one battery cell.

US Pat. No. 9,693,024

VISUAL INSPECTION DEVICE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A visual inspection device comprising:
a body including a support portion and a grip portion extending from the support portion, the grip portion defining a first
axis;

a flexible cable including a first end portion coupled to the body and a second end portion, the first end portion defining
a second axis;

a camera assembly coupled to the second end portion of the flexible cable, the camera assembly including an image sensor,
the image sensor operable to transmit image data through the flexible cable;

a display supported by the support portion of the body, the display electrically connected to the flexible cable to display
images captured by the image sensor, the display defining a display plane;

a first battery terminal and a second battery terminal within the grip portion, the first battery terminal and the second
battery terminal electrically connected to at least one of the image sensor and the display; and

a rechargeable battery pack insertable into the grip portion of the body along the first axis, the battery pack including
a battery casing having an outer surface portion, a coupling mechanism, a first receptacle and a second receptacle, and a
plurality of lithium-based battery cells positioned within the battery casing, the coupling mechanism operable to engage the
body to releasably secure the battery pack to the body, the first receptacle and the second receptacle of the battery pack
engageable and electrically connectable to the first battery terminal and the second battery terminal,

wherein the coupling mechanism includes a first actuator, a first tab, a second actuator, and a second tab, the first tab
engageable with a first recess of the body, the second tab engageable with a second recess of the body, and

wherein, when the battery pack is within the grip portion, actuation of the first actuator moves the first tab out of engagement
with the first recess and actuation of the second actuator moves the second tab out of engagement with the second recess such
that the battery pack can be removed from the grip portion.

US Pat. No. 9,553,297

BATTERY PACK

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A battery pack comprising:
a housing including an inner cavity, an interface for receiving a power tool, and drain holes on a base portion of the housing;
battery cells positioned within the cavity;
a first latch member extending through the housing;
a second latch member extending through the housing, the first and second latch members operable to secure the battery pack
to the power tool;

electrical terminals electrically coupled to the battery cells and operable to interface with the power tool;
a latch cover within the inner cavity of the housing supporting the first and second latch members, wherein the latch cover
is within the housing such that the housing covers the latch cover; and

a first water discharge pathway extending along the latch cover, downward along a first space between the battery cells and
the housing, to the drain holes;

wherein the first water discharge pathway directs water infiltrating the battery pack to the drain holes.

US Pat. No. 9,986,212

VISUAL INSPECTION DEVICE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A visual inspection device comprising:a body including a support portion, a grip portion extending from the support portion, and a stem extending from the support portion;
a flexible cable including a first end portion and a second end portion;
a camera assembly coupled to the second end portion of the flexible cable, the camera assembly including an image sensor and a light source, the image sensor operable to transmit image data through the flexible cable;
a display supported by the support portion of the body, the display electrically coupled to the flexible cable to display images captured by the image sensor;
a battery terminal supported by the grip portion, the battery terminal being electrically connected to at least the image sensor, the light source, and the display; and
a rechargeable battery pack releasably secured to the body and engaging the battery terminal; and
a connector assembly releasably coupling the flexible cable to the stem, the connector assembly including
a stem connector portion supported on the stem, the stem connector portion having a first electrical connector positioned substantially in an end of the stem, a collar movably coupled to the stem, and an elastomeric member positioned between the stem and the collar, and
a cable connector portion supported on the flexible cable, the cable connector portion having a plug connector positioned on the first end of the flexible cable and a second electrical connector positioned substantially within the plug connector and configured to mate with the first electrical connector, the plug connector having a threaded portion that is engaged by a threaded portion of the collar to secure the cable connector portion to the stem connector portion.

US Pat. No. 9,787,159

BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR CONFIGURATION FOR A POWER TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a housing;
a brushless direct current (DC) motor within the housing, wherein the brushless DC motor includes a rotor and a stator, wherein
the rotor is coupled to a motor shaft to produce a rotational output;

an annular metal end piece positioned at a first end of the brushless DC motor;
an end cap positioned over the annular metal end piece at the first end of the brushless DC motor;
a heat sink positioned at a second end of the brushless DC motor opposite the first end such that the brushless DC motor is
between the heat sink and the annular metal end piece, wherein the heat sink and the annular metal end piece are secured together
to clamp the brushless DC motor, thereby rigidly coupling the heat sink to the brushless DC motor; and

a printed circuit board (PCB) positioned at the second end of the brushless DC motor and secured to the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,782,909

DRAW STUD CONNECTOR

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A draw stud connector for use on a punch driver comprising: a draw stud having a first end;
a body defining an axis therethrough, the body forming a cavity having an open end; and
a threaded wedge at least partially positioned within the cavity and moveable with respect to the body both axially and radially,
wherein the threaded wedge allows the first end of the draw stud to move axially into the cavity but does not permit axial
removal of the first end of the draw stud from the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,776,263

RECIPROCATING SAW

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A reciprocating saw comprising:
a housing;
a motor positioned within the housing, the motor including a pinion rotatable about a motor axis; and
a drive mechanism positioned within the housing and coupled to the motor, the drive mechanism including
a driven gear that engages the pinion and is rotated by the motor, the driven gear being vertically-oriented within the housing
with the motor axis extending through a center of the driven gear to divide the driven gear into an upper portion and a lower
portion,

a connecting rod coupled to the driven gear to translate rotary motion of the driven gear into reciprocating motion,
an output shaft coupled to the connecting rod to reciprocate relative to the housing through a cutting stroke and a return
stroke, the output shaft configured to support a tool element, and

a counterweight coupled to the driven gear and rotating with the driven gear through a path and in a same direction, the counterweight
moving through the upper portion of the driven gear during the cutting stroke of the output shaft, and moving through the
lower portion of the driven gear during a return stroke of the output shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,764,486

POWER TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a housing;
a motor positioned within the housing;
a drive mechanism coupled to the motor and positioned within the housing;
a shear head rotatably mounted to the housing and coupled to the drive mechanism; and
a manually-operable actuator supported by the housing, the actuator being movable between a first position, in which the actuator
engages the shear head and the shear head is held stationary relative to the housing, and a second position, in which the
actuator is spaced apart from the shear head and the shear head is rotatable relative to the housing,

wherein the drive mechanism includes an output shaft coupled to the shear head, wherein the output shaft has a longitudinal
axis, and wherein the shear head is rotatable relative to the housing about the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 9,701,035

ADJUSTABLE LOCKING SHOE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A shoe for a band saw, the shoe comprising:
a block for coupling to the band saw, the block including an aperture;
a locking ball disposed in the aperture;
a body including a first surface for engaging a workpiece and a second surface directly opposite the first surface having
a plurality of apertures;

a locking rod coupled to the block and movable between a first position and a second position,
wherein the locking ball is received in one of the plurality of apertures of the body when the locking rod is in the first
position such that the body is substantially fixed relative to the block, and

wherein the body is movable relative to the block when the locking rod is in the second position; and
a biasing member disposed between the locking rod and the block, wherein the locking rod applies a force to the biasing member
to hold the locking ball in one of the plurality of apertures when the locking rod is in the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,702,153

ACCESSORY FOR A RECIPROCATING SAW

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A reciprocating power tool comprising:
a housing supporting a motor having a drive shaft, the motor actuatable by a trigger;
a blade clamp mechanism;
a drive mechanism coupled to the motor for converting rotational motion of the drive shaft into reciprocating motion of the
blade clamp mechanism; and

an accessory including:
an attachment portion configured to be coupled to the blade clamp mechanism;
a body portion extending from the attachment portion;
a grout rake movably coupled to the body portion at a hub, the grout rake including a plurality of cutter portions extending
from the hub in different directions;

wherein the grout rake is repositionable relative to the body portion at the hub between a first position and a second position,
wherein in the first position one of the plurality of cutter portions is located in a working position for contacting a workpiece,
and wherein in the second position another one of the plurality of cutter portions is located in the working position for
contacting the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 9,687,965

PLIERS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A pliers comprising:
a first member including a first head and a first handle having a recessed grip area bounded by a forward lip and a rear lip,
the forward lip having a cross-sectional area not greater than a cross-sectional area of a portion of the first handle adjacent
the forward lip and opposite the grip area;

a first grip positioned on the grip area of the first handle;
a second member pivotally coupled to the first member, the second member including a second head and a second handle having
a recessed grip area bounded by a forward lip and a rear lip, the forward lip having a cross-sectional area not greater than
a cross-sectional area of a portion of the second handle adjacent the forward lip and opposite the grip area; and

a second grip positioned on the grip area of the second handle.

US Pat. No. 9,673,648

LITHIUM-BASED BATTERY PACK FOR A HAND HELD POWER TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

9. An electrical combination comprising:
a battery pack for supplying power to a hand held power tool, the battery pack including a battery pack housing connectable
to and supportable by the hand held power tool, and a plurality of battery cells supported within the battery pack housing,
the plurality of battery cells connected in a combined series-parallel configuration, each of the plurality of battery cells
having a lithium-based chemistry,
first and second terminals for electrically connecting the battery pack and the hand held power tool; and
a circuit configured to control a discharge of the plurality of battery cells to produce a discharge current from the plurality
of battery cells and to supply the discharge current to the hand held power tool,

wherein an average of the discharge current produced by the plurality of battery cells is greater than or equal to approximately
20 amps.

US Pat. No. 9,664,708

TEST AND MEASUREMENT DEVICE INCLUDING GROOVES FOR RECEIVING PROBES IN A USE POSITION

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A test and measurement device comprising:
a housing;
a circuit disposed within the housing;
a display located on a first side of the housing;
a first probe including a first probe body, a first conductive tip, and a first probe wire, the first probe coupled to the
housing and in electrical communication with the circuit;

a second probe including a second probe body, a second conductive tip, and a second probe wire, the second probe coupled to
the housing and in electrical communication with the circuit;

a first groove including a first projection and a second projection, the first groove configured to receive the first probe
body, the first projection and the second projection configured to retain the first probe body within the first groove;

a second groove configured to receive the second probe body;
a first recess configured to receive the first probe body; and
a second recess configured to receive the second probe body,
wherein the first groove receives the first probe body and the second groove receives the second probe body in a use position,
in which the first and second probes can be used to make electrical measurements, and

wherein the first recess receives the first probe body and the second recess receives the second probe body in a non-use position,
in which the first and second probes cannot be used to make electrical measurements.

US Pat. No. 9,162,811

KNIFE BLADE DISPENSER

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A knife blade dispenser comprising:
a frame including a back wall and a bottom wall extending outwardly from the back wall, the bottom wall including a groove
and the back wall including a locking detent, cover apertures, and a mounting aperture, the mounting aperture configured to
hang the dispenser;

a cover including a plurality of protrusions each extending into one of the cover apertures of the frame to couple the cover
to the frame to define a storage volume between the cover and the frame for the plurality of knife blades, the cover further
including a trapezoidal end wall and three side walls that extend perpendicularly from a periphery of the end wall, a used
blade slot located proximate an intersection of the trapezoidal end wall and one of the three side walls, and a rib that extends
along an inside surface of at least one of the three side walls,

a spacer assembly positioned within the storage volume to separate the storage volume into a new knife blade region for storing
a plurality of knife blades and a used knife blade region for storing a plurality of used knife blades that is in communication
with the used blade slot, the spacer assembly is movable within in the storage volume along the rib to increase a volume of
the used knife blade region while decreasing the volume of the new knife blade region; and

a shuttle to dispense at least one of the plurality of knife blades from within the new knife blade region, the shuttle including
a projection received in the groove of the frame to guide sliding movement of the shuttle between a set position where the
shuttle is located substantially within the storage volume and a deployed position where the shuttle extends at least partially
out of the cover to access one of the plurality of knife blades, the shuttle further including a support surface with a finger
notch and a ridge that extends around the support surface, the ridge extends upwardly from the support surface a distance
substantially corresponding to a thickness of one of the plurality of knife blades;

wherein the spacer assembly includes a first end plate defining an upper boundary of the new knife blade region, a second
end plate defining a lower boundary of the used knife blade region and spaced a distance from the first end plate in a direction
measured between the used knife blade region and the new knife blade region, and a spacer extending between the first end
plate and the second end plate;

wherein the first end plate, the second end plate, and the spacer are separate elements that are assembled together.

US Pat. No. 10,126,107

TAPE MEASURE WITH REINFORCED TAPE BLADE AND/OR TEAR REDUCING HOOK CONFIGURATION

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A tape measure comprising:a housing:
a reel rotatably mounted within the housing;
an elongate blade wound around the reel, the elongate blade comprising:
an elongate metal core having an upper surface, a lower surface and a first thickness, T1, measured between the upper surface and the lower surface, wherein the upper surface includes a concave curved section and the lower surface includes a convex curved section;
an upper polymer coating coupled to and covering the upper surface of the elongate metal core, the upper polymer coating having a second thickness, T2, and an upper surface defining the uppermost surface of the elongate blade;
a lower polymer coating coupled to and covering the lower surface of the elongate metal core, the lower polymer coating having a third thickness, T3, and a lower surface defining the lowermost surface of the elongate blade; and
an ink layer located between the upper surface of the elongate metal core and the upper polymer coating forming a series of measurement markings;
wherein T2+T3?T1;
a spring coupled to the reel such that when the elongate blade is unwound from the reel to extend from the housing the spring stores energy and the spring release energy driving rewinding of the elongate blade on to the reel; and
a hook assembly coupled to an outer end of the elongate blade.

US Pat. No. 10,054,415

TAPE MEASURE

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A tape measure, comprising:a housing defining an interior and an exterior, the housing having an opening;
a spool rotatable within the interior of the housing;
a tape at least partially coiled around the spool and extending through the opening of the housing, the tape being movable between an extended position and a retracted position;
a biasing member disposed within the interior of the housing, the biasing member biasing the tape towards the retracted position; and
a bumper disposed at least partially within the housing and having a channel that receives the tape such that the tape extends through the channel, the bumper being movable relative to the housing and configured to move in response to movement of the tape.

US Pat. No. 9,909,870

LEVEL INCLUDING REMOVABLE END CAPS

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A level comprising:
a frame supporting a plurality of level vials and including an aperture disposed on an end of the level;
an end cap assembly detachably coupled to the end of the frame, the end cap assembly including an end cap and a retainer;
wherein a portion of the end cap is received in the aperture and is maintained in engagement with the frame by the retainer;
wherein the frame includes a generally hollow cross section having an upper planar surface, a lower planar surface, and two
sidewalls extending therebetween, wherein a passageway is bounded by interior surfaces of the upper planar surface, the lower
planar surface, and the two sidewalls;

wherein the end cap is received within the passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,874,428

TAPE MEASURE WITH COMPACT RETRACTION SYSTEM

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A tape measure comprising:
a housing;
a shaft coupled to the housing;
a tape reel rotatably mounted within the housing around the shaft, the tape reel comprising a radially outward facing surface
and a radially inward facing surface defining an interior reel cavity;

an elongate tape blade wound around the radially outward facing surface of the tape reel, the elongate tape blade having an
upper surface with a concave profile when extended from the housing;

a spiral spring located at least partially within the interior reel cavity and at least partially surrounded by the elongate
tape blade in the radial direction, the spiral spring is coupled between the tape reel and the shaft such that when the elongate
tape blade is unwound from the tape reel to extend from the housing the spiral spring stores energy and the spiral spring
releases energy driving rewinding of the elongate tape blade on to the tape reel;

a reduction gear train rotatably coupling the spiral spring to the tape reel such that, during extension of the elongate tape
blade from the housing, each full rotation of the tape reel is translated into less than a full rotation of the spring; and

a hook assembly coupled to an outer end of the elongate tape blade.

US Pat. No. 9,873,156

PILOT PIN FOR DRILL PRESS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A magnetic drill press operable to perform work on a workpiece with a tool bit, the magnetic drill press comprising:
a base attachable to the workpiece;
a housing supported by the base;
a motor positioned within the housing;
a spindle coupled to the motor for rotation about a rotational axis, the tool bit being attachable to the spindle for co-rotation
therewith; and

a pilot pin assembly at least partially extending through the tool bit for providing an indication where the rotational axis
intersects the workpiece, the pilot pin assembly including a first pin and a second pin telescopically received within the
first pin,

wherein the spindle includes a bore coaxial with the rotational axis, and wherein the first pin is at least partially receivable
within the bore.

US Pat. No. 9,815,320

CHALK LINE DEVICE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A chalk line device comprising:
a housing defining an outer surface and an internal chamber, the housing including an opening;
a spool supported in the internal chamber for rotation relative to the housing;
a chalk line extending through the opening of the housing, the chalk line including a first end and a second end, at least
a portion of the chalk line wrapped around the spool;

a hook secured to the first end of the chalk line and including a tip adapted to engage a work piece; and
a cap removably coupled to the housing to cover the opening, the cap including a nozzle through which the chalk line extends
and a projection for engaging and releasably securing the hook against the cap.

US Pat. No. 9,793,583

LITHIUM-BASED BATTERY PACK

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A battery pack configured to be interfaced with an electrical device, the battery pack comprising:
a battery pack housing;
a positive terminal, a negative terminal, and a sense terminal configured to be interfaced with corresponding terminals of
the electrical device;

a plurality of battery cells arranged within the housing, each of the plurality of battery cells having a lithium-based chemistry
and a respective state of charge, power being transferable between the plurality of battery cells and the electrical device;
and

a microprocessor programmed to monitor the plurality of battery cells, detect a charge imbalance among the plurality of battery
cells based on the respective state of charge of each of the plurality of battery cells, and disable the battery pack when
the charge imbalance is detected;

wherein the microprocessor is further programmed to identify an imbalanced battery cell having a high state of charge relative
to a state of charge of another battery cell of the plurality of battery cells;

wherein the microprocessor is further programmed to initiate a controlled discharging process to discharge the imbalanced
battery cell when the charge imbalance is detected.

US Pat. No. 9,776,296

POWER TOOL DUST COLLECTOR

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A power tool assembly, comprising:
a hand-held power tool;
a dust collector removably coupled to the power tool, the dust collector including
a housing,
a telescoping suction pipe coupled to the housing,
an electric motor positioned in the housing,
a suction fan driven by the electric motor and operable to generate a vacuum in the suction pipe,
a dust container coupled to the housing and positioned upstream of the suction fan, and
a high efficiency particulate air filter supported by at least one of the housing or the dust container, the filter being
removable from the one of the housing or the dust container for at least one of servicing and replacement; and

first and second power tool battery packs each of which is interchangeably coupled with the power tool and the dust collector
for separately powering the power tool and the dust collector for concurrent operation of the power tool and the dust collector.

US Pat. No. 9,744,658

POWER TOOL OPERATION RECORDING AND PLAYBACK

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a tool housing defining a cavity;
a motor positioned within the cavity;
a trigger coupled to the tool housing, the trigger configured to output an activation signal based on a user input; and
a controller coupled to the trigger and the motor, the controller configured to
receive a mode selection signal indicative of a user mode selection for the power tool,
enter a recording mode when the user mode selection indicates the recording mode,
record a motor parameter while the power tool is in the recording mode and the motor is operating to generate a recorded motor
parameter, wherein, to generate the recorded motor parameter, the controller is further configured to:

generate a first portion of the recorded motor parameter by recording the motor parameter during a first time period in which
the motor is operating in response to depression of the trigger,

generate a second portion of the recorded motor parameter by recording the motor parameter during a second time period in
which the motor is inactive in response to release of the trigger, wherein the second time period follows the first time period,
and

truncate the recorded motor parameter to the first portion;
enter a playback mode when the user mode selection indicates the playback mode, and
operate the motor based on the recorded motor parameter upon receiving the activation signal from the trigger while the power
tool is in the playback mode.

US Pat. No. 9,731,358

STEP DRILL BIT

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A drill bit comprising:
a shank extending along a bit axis;
a transition portion coupled to the shank;
a body portion having a distal end and defining a plurality of axially stacked, progressively sized steps including a first
step at the distal end and a terminal step coupled to the transition portion, the first step defining two tip flutes each
disposed at a tip flute angle from the bit axis, the body portion further defining two body flutes each extending from the
first step to the transition portion and disposed at a body flute angle different from the tip flute angle; and

a bit tip disposed at the distal end of the body portion and having a chisel edge intersecting the bit axis, a first chisel
surface being on one side of the chisel edge, and a second chisel surface being on an opposite side of the chisel edge, the
first chisel surface defining a first relief angle, and the second chisel surface defining a second relief angle that is different
from the first relief angle;

wherein each tip flute extends to the first chisel surface or the second chisel surface to define at least part of an edge
of the first chisel surface or the second chisel surface;

wherein the body flute angle of each body flute is formed as a compound angle defined by a first body flute angle and a second
body flute angle, where the first body flute angle is measured between a centerline of each body flute and the bit axis in
a first plane, and the second body flute angle is measured between the centerline of each body flute and the bit axis in a
second plane that is orthogonal to the first plane;

wherein the first body flute angle is between approximately 4.5 degrees and approximately 5.5 degrees, and wherein the second
body flute angle is between approximately 1 degree and approximately 3 degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,764,438

ELECTROMAGNETIC BASE FOR MAGNETIC DRILL PRESS

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A magnetic base for coupling a drill press to a ferromagnetic workpiece, the magnetic base comprising:
a ferromagnetic body including spaced, substantially parallel first and second rails, each of the first and second rails having
a flat bottom surface engageable with the ferromagnetic workpiece;

a coil positioned between the first and second rails for generating a holding force on the ferromagnetic workpiece; and
a non-ferromagnetic plate extending between the flat bottom surface of each of the first and second rails and the coil, and
wherein the coil defines a central axis parallel with the bottom surface of each of the first and second rails.

US Pat. No. 9,757,868

POWERED CUTTING TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A cutting tool comprising:
a housing;
a pair of cutting blades at least partially extending from the housing, at least a first of the cutting blades is movable;
a drive mechanism including a cam and a ratchet mechanism, at least a portion of the ratchet mechanism is drivably coupled
to the first cutting blade;

a motor for providing torque to the cam to actuate the ratchet mechanism; and
a planetary transmission between the motor and the cam, the transmission including a carrier directly connected to the cam,
wherein the ratchet mechanism includes a follower that is translatable in a direction transverse to a rotational axis of the
cam in response to rotation of the cam.

US Pat. No. 9,751,134

TOOTHFORM FOR A CUTTING TOOL, SUCH AS A HOLE SAW

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A cutting tool comprising:
a generally cylindrical body having an open end and a closed end;
a plurality of cutting teeth formed on the open end of the generally cylindrical body, each cutting tooth including a tip,
a rake face extending from the tip, and a relief surface extending from the tip;

a plurality of non-cutting protrusions formed on the open end of the generally cylindrical body, each non-cutting protrusion
having an apex;

a plurality of primary gullets formed on the open end of the generally cylindrical body, each primary gullet being formed
between one of the plurality of cutting teeth and one of the plurality of non-cutting protrusions, each primary gullet having
a base and a primary gullet depth measured from the base to the tip of a corresponding cutting tooth; and

a plurality of secondary gullets formed on the open end of the generally cylindrical body, each secondary gullet defined by
the relief surface of each cutting tooth between the cutting tooth and one of the plurality of non-cutting protrusions, each
secondary gullet having a base and a secondary gullet depth measured from the base to the tip of a corresponding cutting tooth;

wherein each non-cutting protrusion is located approximately halfway between the tips of two adjacent cutting teeth, and wherein
each non-cutting protrusion has a height measured from the base of the primary gullet to the apex that is at most about 75%
of the primary gullet depth,

wherein the secondary gullet depth of each secondary gullet is shallower than the primary gullet depth of each primary gullet;
wherein the primary gullet depths of adjacent primary gullets are varied.

US Pat. No. 9,710,373

UNIVERSAL PROTOCOL FOR POWER TOOLS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A method for communicating commands between electrically powered tools, the method comprising:
establishing, using a physical interface comprising a wireless radio, a wireless radio link between a first electrically powered
tool and a second electrically powered tool, the wireless radio link comprising a first wireless communication protocol;

receiving, a command, via the physical interface, at the first electrically powered tool from the second electrically powered
tool using the first wireless communication protocol;

translating, by a physical interface module in a controller of the first electrically powered tool, the command from the first
protocol to a universal protocol, wherein

the universal protocol is a protocol shared between a universal core module of the controller and the physical interface module;
translating, by a tool component interface module of the controller, the command to a second protocol for execution by a tool
component, wherein the second protocol is a protocol usable by the tool component; and

executing the command by the tool component.

US Pat. No. 10,299,357

REMOTE LIGHT CONTROL, CONFIGURATION, AND MONITORING

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A system of light devices comprising:a first light device including
a first housing,
a first light supported by the first housing,
a first transceiver supported by the first housing, and
a first electronic processor coupled to the first light and the first transceiver, the first electronic processor configured to
control operation of the first light,
receive, via the first transceiver from an external device, a command including an operational parameter, wherein the operational parameter is adjustable via a user interface on the external device before being received by the first electronic processor,
transmit, via the first transceiver, the command to a second light device in response to receiving the command from the external device,
receive, via the first transceiver, an identification signal from a power tool device, and
transmit, via the first transceiver, a location signal to the external device, the location signal indicating that the power tool device is within a proximity threshold of the first light device; and
the second light device including
a second housing,
a second light supported by the second housing,
a second transceiver supported by the second housing, and
a second electronic processor coupled to the second light and the second transceiver, the second electronic processor configured to
receive, via the second transceiver, the command from the first light device, and
change the operational parameter of the second light in response to the command from the first light device.

US Pat. No. 10,086,508

TOOL STORAGE DEVICES

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A tool storage device comprising:a body defining a storage compartment, the body having a front, a rear, opposite sides, a top and a bottom, the body including
a frame assembly formed of a rigid material, the frame assembly including
a main frame portion, and
an axle support connected to the main frame portion,
a wall formed of a flexible material and at least partially defining the storage compartment with a top opening, the wall of flexible material providing the front, the rear, the opposite sides, and the bottom of the body, the main frame portion being connected to and providing support to the wall, the axle support being connected to the wall, and
a cover formed of a rigid material connected to the frame assembly and operable to selectively close the top opening, the cover providing the top of the body, the main frame portion being connected to and pivotally supporting the cover;
wheels supporting the body for movement over ground, a wheel being supported proximate each opposite side, each wheel being rotatable about an axis;
a rigid axle pivotally supporting both wheels, the axle being supported by the axle support; and
a handle assembly including a handle connected to the body and engageable by a user to pull the storage device, a first support arm connected between the body and one end of the handle, and a second support arm connected between the body and an opposite end of the handle;
wherein the frame assembly further includes a first support arm receiving portion operable to receive the first support arm and a second support arm receiving portion operable to receive the second support arm, each of the first support arm receiving portion and the second support arm receiving portion being connected to the main frame portion and being connected to and providing support to the wall, the axle support being connected between the first support arm receiving portion and the second support arm receiving portion.

US Pat. No. 10,000,007

PEX EXPANDING TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. An expanding tool comprising:an actuator comprising a cylindrical housing that defines an actuator housing cavity;
a primary ram disposed within the actuator housing cavity, the primary ram defining an internal primary ram cavity;
a secondary ram disposed within the internal primary ram cavity;
a cam roller carrier coupled to a distal end of the secondary ram;
a drive collar positioned within a distal end of the actuator housing cavity;
a roller clutch disposed within an internal cavity defined by an inner surface of the drive collar;
a shuttle cam positioned between the roller clutch and a distal end of the primary ram, wherein the shuttle cam is coupled to the primary ram such that (i) the shuttle cam is suitable to move proximally and distally along with the primary ram, and (ii) the shuttle cam is suitable to rotate relative to the primary ram;
an expander cone coupled to the primary ram; and
an expander head operably coupled to the drive collar.

US Pat. No. 9,975,184

CHUCK ASSEMBLY FOR A ROTARY POWER TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A method of operating a chuck assembly for use with a rotary power tool, the method comprising:inserting a tool bit within a central bore of a chuck body, the bore defining a rotational axis;
displacing a plurality of jaws with the tool bit, from an extended position to a retracted position, during insertion of the tool bit within the central bore;
biasing the jaws, from the retracted position toward the extended position, after insertion of the tool bit within the central bore with a first spring;
rotating a tightening sleeve about the rotational axis in a tightening direction, imparting an axial displacement to the tightening sleeve relative to the chuck body;
inwardly displacing a plurality of clamping nuts in a radial direction in response to engagement between a wedge defined on the tightening sleeve and the clamping nuts, causing respective threads on the clamping nuts and the jaws to engage; and
applying a clamping force on the tool bit with the jaws in response to continued rotation of the tightening sleeve in the tightening direction.

US Pat. No. 9,901,960

ACCESSORY FOR A RECIPROCATING POWER TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A reciprocating saw comprising: a spindle;
a scraper blade configured for use with the reciprocating saw, the scraper blade configured to be coupled to the spindle to
reciprocate with the spindle, the scraper blade including;

a first end configured to be received in the spindle of the reciprocating saw; a second end opposite the first end;
a cutting edge that defines the second end of the scraper blade and that is configured to engage a work surface, which generates
a bending stress on the scraper blade when the reciprocating saw is operated;

a first broad side that extends between the first end and the second end; a second broad side facing opposite the first broad
side, the second broad side extends between the first end and the second end;

a first narrow side that extends between the first and second broad sides and the first and second ends;
a second narrow side facing opposite the first narrow side, the second narrow side extends between the first and second broad
sides and the first end and the second end;

an attachment portion adjacent the first end of the scraper blade, the attachment portion including,
a tang including a first tang projection and a second tang projection; an aperture that extends through the attachment portion
from the first broad side to the second broad side,

a first radius located on the first narrow side and the first radius terminating to define a projection, the first radius
contacts an exterior of the spindle, and

a second radius located on the second narrow side and the second radius terminating to define a projection, the second radius
contacts the exterior of the spindle; a blade portion adjacent the second end of the scraper blade, the blade portion having
a width, defined as the distance from the first narrow side to the second narrow side measured along the first broad side,
that increases in a direction moving from the first end to the second end and towards the cutting edge;

a neck portion extending between the attachment portion and the blade portion, the neck portion including portions of the
first narrow side and the second narrow side that are nonparallel such that the first narrow side and the second narrow side
converge adjacent to the attachment portion and then subsequently the first narrow side and the second narrow side diverge
toward the blade portion to define a second width that is wider than a third width measured from the projection defined by
the first radius to the projection defined by the second radius;

wherein the first radius and the second radius transmit the bending stress from the scraper blade to the spindle to prevent
breakage of the scraper blade.

US Pat. No. 9,906,097

BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR POWER TOOL WITH COMBINED PCB DESIGN

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a housing;
a brushless direct current (DC) motor within the housing and having a rotor and a stator, wherein the rotor is coupled to
a motor shaft to produce a rotational output;

an output unit coupled to the motor shaft to provide the rotational output outside of the housing;
a first printed circuit board (PCB) having a Hall sensor and a through-hole through which the motor shaft extends, wherein
the first PCB includes motor lead pads each having a peripheral opening that receives a motor lead wire from the stator;

power switching elements to drive the brushless DC motor;
a second PCB having a motor control unit coupled to the Hall sensor and the power switching elements, the motor control unit
including a processor and being configured to receive motor positional information from the Hall sensor and control the power
switching elements to drive the brushless DC motor; and

an end cap coupled to an end of the brushless DC motor, wherein the end cap includes wire supports each receiving one of the
motor lead wires from the stator, wherein the wire supports are located radially outward of an outer circumference of the
stator.

US Pat. No. 9,888,300

POWER TOOL AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

17. A method of wirelessly communicating by a power tool, the method comprising:
detecting activation of an actuator;
controlling, by a controller, a switching network of the power tool to apply power from a battery pack to drive a motor of
the power tool based on the activation of the actuator;

determining, by a wireless communication controller, that a battery pack interface is disconnected from the battery pack;
entering, by the wireless communication controller, an advertisement state for wireless communication based on determining
that the battery pack interface is disconnected from the battery pack;

transmitting, by the wireless communication controller, an advertisement message including a unique tool identifier of the
power tool when in the advertisement state; and

maintaining the controller in an unpowered state when the wireless communication controller is in the advertisement state.

US Pat. No. 9,885,572

LEVEL INCLUDING A SLOT FOR RECEIVING A STRAIGHT EDGE

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A level, comprising:
a first plate defining a top surface of the level;
a second plate defining a bottom surface of the level, the second plate extending generally parallel to the first plate;
a center plate having two opposing side surfaces extending generally perpendicular to the first plate and the second plate,
the center plate connecting the first plate and the second plate;

a plurality of apertures extending through the center plate;
a plurality of tubular vials disposed within the plurality of apertures, each tubular vial containing fluid and air; and
a slot extending along the first plate from a first end of the level to a second end of the level, the slot configured to
receive a straight edge;

wherein the slot includes two walls recessed into the first plate and a shelf connecting the two walls;
wherein each wall is angled relative to the shelf such that an interior angle measured within the slot between the shelf and
each wall is less than 90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,774,229

BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR POWER TOOL WITH COMBINED PCB DESIGN

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a housing having a motor housing portion, a handle portion, and a battery interface, wherein the handle portion is located
between the motor housing portion and the battery interface;

a brushless direct current (DC) motor within the motor housing portion and having a rotor and a stator, wherein the rotor
is coupled to a motor shaft to produce a rotational output;

an output unit coupled to the motor shaft to provide the rotational output outside of the housing;
a combined printed circuit board (PCB) having a Hall sensor, power switching elements, and a first through-hole, wherein the
power switching elements are mounted on the combined PCB in a flat orientation and wherein the motor shaft extends through
the first through-hole;

a heat sink secured to an end of the brushless DC motor, wherein the heat sink has a second through-hole through which the
motor shaft extends and wherein the heat sink is located between the brushless DC motor and the combined PCB; and

a control PCB having a motor control unit that receives motor positional information from the Hall sensor and controls the
power switching elements to drive the brushless DC motor, wherein the control PCB is located within the housing between the
handle portion and the battery interface.

US Pat. No. 9,735,649

BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR CONFIGURATION FOR A POWER TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A power tool comprising:
a housing;
a brushless direct current (DC) motor within the housing, wherein the brushless DC motor includes a rotor and a stator, wherein
the rotor is coupled to a motor shaft to produce a rotational output;

an annular metal end piece positioned at a first end of the brushless DC motor;
an end cap positioned over the annular metal end piece at the first end of the brushless DC motor;
a heat sink positioned at a second end of the brushless DC motor opposite the first end such that the brushless DC motor is
between the heat sink and the annular metal end piece, wherein the heat sink and the annular metal end piece are secured together
to clamp the brushless DC motor, thereby rigidly coupling the heat sink to the brushless DC motor; and

a printed circuit board (PCB) positioned at the second end of the brushless DC motor and secured to the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,736,342

VISUAL INSPECTION DEVICE

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A visual inspection device comprising:
a housing;
a handle coupled to the housing that is grasped by a user while the device is in use;
an articulating camera unit coupled to the housing; and
a display unit coupled to the housing to display an image transmitted by the articulating camera unit;
wherein the articulating camera unit includes
a flexible cable including a first end coupled to the housing and a second end,
a camera coupled to the second end of the flexible cable and operable to transmit image data through the flexible cable, and
an articulation mechanism operable to articulate the camera relative to the flexible cable, wherein the articulation mechanism
includes a continuous wire at least partially disposed within the flexible cable, wherein a first end of the wire is attached
to the camera at a first location radially offset from a longitudinal axis of the camera, and wherein a second end of the
wire is attached to the camera at a second location radially offset from the longitudinal axis of the camera.

US Pat. No. 9,694,489

TOOL BIT CASE WITH MODULAR COMPONENTS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A tool bit case comprising:
a first housing member and a second housing member pivotally coupled together, each housing member including a base and sidewalls
extending from the base;

a plurality of retainers located along opposing sidewalls of the first housing member, each retainer on a first sidewall being
aligned with a corresponding retainer on a second sidewall that is opposite the first sidewall, each retainer including a
boss that extends from the corresponding sidewall toward the opposing sidewall, each boss defining an aperture and including
a plurality of grooves extending radially from and circumferentially spaced around the aperture; and

a modular tool bit holder including projections that are received in apertures of a corresponding pair of retainers of the
plurality of retainers, the modular tool bit holder also including a rib extending from each projection, the modular tool
bit holder being pivotable relative to the first housing member about the projections between a storage position and an upright
position, each rib being received in one of the plurality of grooves of the corresponding pair of retainers when the modular
tool bit holder is in the storage position and being received in another of the plurality of grooves of the corresponding
pair of retainers when the modular tool bit holder is in the upright position;

wherein when the modular tool bit holder is in the storage position, the modular tool bit holder blocks access to at least
one retainer adjacent the corresponding pair of retainers, and when the modular tool bit holder is in the upright position,
the at least one retainer is accessible.

US Pat. No. 9,522,479

DEPTH INDICATOR FOR CIRCULAR SAW

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A circular saw comprising:
a saw blade;
a housing at least partially surrounding the saw blade;
a base assembly pivotably supporting the housing for adjusting a depth of cut of the saw blade;
a scale coupled to the housing for indicating the depth of cut; and
a marker coupled to the base assembly to provide a reference for the scale;
wherein the saw blade is rotatable about a first axis, and wherein the housing is pivotable relative to the base assembly
about a second axis that is parallel with the first axis;

wherein the base assembly includes a guide bracket having therein an arcuate slot, and wherein the circular saw further includes
a lock that is at least partially disposed within the slot for selectively securing the housing relative to the base assembly;

wherein the scale includes spaced markings and indicia corresponding to the depth of cut of the saw blade;
wherein the housing includes an arcuate lip adjacent a side edge of the guide bracket, and wherein the arcuate lip includes
a plurality of notches corresponding with the spaced markings of the scale; and

wherein the marker includes a notch on the side edge of the guide bracket that is visible through one of the plurality of
notches in the arcuate lip.

US Pat. No. 10,022,845

TOOL BIT

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A tool bit defining a longitudinal axis, the tool bit comprising:a hexagonal drive portion;
a working end made of a first material having a first hardness; and
a shank interconnecting the drive portion and the working end, wherein the shank includes a cylindrical outer periphery, a hollow core, and a plurality of radially extending elongated slots through the cylindrical outer periphery and in communication with the hollow core, wherein each elongated slot defines a width and a central axis perpendicular to the width;
wherein the central axis of each elongated slot is obliquely angled relative to the longitudinal axis of the tool bit;
wherein a circumferential distance separating adjacent elongated slots is greater than the width of each elongated slot; and
wherein the shank is made of a second material having a second hardness, and wherein the first hardness is higher than the second hardness.

US Pat. No. 9,941,718

LITHIUM-BASED BATTERY PACK FOR A HAND HELD POWER TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A battery pack comprising:a housing connectable to and supportable by a hand held power tool;
a plurality of battery cells supported within the housing, the plurality of battery cells connected in a combined series-parallel configuration, each of the plurality of battery cells having a lithium-based chemistry, each of the plurality of battery cells being cylindrical and having a cell length of less than or equal to about 70 mm;
first and second terminals for electrically connecting the battery pack to the hand held power tool; and
a circuit configured to control a discharge of the plurality of battery cells to produce a discharge current from the plurality of battery cells,
wherein an average of the discharge current produced by the plurality of battery cells is greater than or equal to approximately 20 amps.

US Pat. No. 9,885,571

ATTACHABLE LEVEL WITH ROTATABLE BUBBLE VIAL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A level configured to be selectively coupled to a work piece, the level comprising:
a housing;
an adjustable clamping mechanism configured to selectively couple the housing to the work piece, the adjustable clamping mechanism
comprising:

a first leg coupled to the housing;
a second leg coupled to the housing;
a spring received within the housing, the spring biasing the second leg toward the first leg such that the work piece is secured
between the first leg and the second leg; and

an actuator, wherein the second leg is moveable relative to the first leg by the actuator, and the actuator is moveable relative
to the housing to move the second leg against a force provided by the biasing member;

a first bubble vial coupled to the housing and operable to indicate a first levelness of the work piece; and
a second bubble vial rotatably coupled to the housing about a first axis, the second bubble vial operable to indicate a second
levelness of the work piece.

US Pat. No. 10,024,643

TAPE MEASURE

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A tape measure comprising:a housing assembly including a first side wall, a second side wall and a peripheral wall connecting the first side wall and the second side wall, the housing assembly defining an internal cavity;
a port disposed within the peripheral wall of the housing assembly;
a spool disposed within the internal cavity of the housing assembly, the spool defining an axis of rotation;
a measuring tape at least partially disposed within the internal cavity of the housing assembly and extending through the port, the measuring tape rotatably coupled to the spool;
a hook member fixed to an end portion of the measuring tape, the measuring tape movable between a retracted position in which the hook member is positioned proximate the port and an extended position in which the hook member is positioned away from the port;
a retraction mechanism coupled to the spool, the retraction mechanism configured to bias the measuring tape towards the retracted position; and
a finger guard assembly including a guard member and a guard support, the guard support coupled to the housing assembly and supporting the guard member, the guard member positioned between the port and the hook member.

US Pat. No. 9,975,154

DRAIN CLEANER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A drain cleaner comprising:a handle assembly including a grip;
a motor supported by the handle assembly;
a shroud coupled to and extending forwardly from the handle assembly, the shroud including a closed end facing the handle assembly and an open end facing away from the handle assembly;
a drum assembly rotatably coupled to the handle assembly and positioned within the shroud, the drum assembly operable to be rotated by the motor relative to the handle assembly and the shroud; and
a flexible cable stored within the drum assembly, wherein the drum assembly encloses the flexible cable.

US Pat. No. 10,070,500

SPOTLIGHT

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A spotlight configured to be controlled by an external device, the spotlight comprising:a housing;
a first light source supported by the housing and including a center spotlight;
a second light source supported by the housing and including area lights;
a power supply providing power to the first light source and the second light source;
a transceiver positioned within the housing, the transceiver configured to communicate wirelessly with the external device; and
a processor positioned within the housing and electrically coupled to the first light source, the second light source, the power supply, and the transceiver and operable to:
receive a first input from the external device specifying a first amount of power to be provided to the first light source,
receive a second input from the external device specifying a second amount of power to be provided to the second light source,
control the power supply to provide the first amount of power to the first light source in response to the first input, and
control the power supply to provide the second amount of power to the second light source in response to the second input.