Patent Number: 7,101,274

Title: Method and circuit for inserting a picture into a video picture

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a power finishing tool having a variable position handle. In aspects of the present invention, a power finishing tool includes a motor housing for containing a motor configured to drive a working element. A variable position handle such as linear handle is adjustable generally toward/away from a power cord such that the power cord is maintained in a standard orientation (i.e., toward the rear of the tool/the direction toward a user). In a further aspect a joystick type variable handle is configured to pivot about a Z-axis extending through the power finishing tool. Suitable adjustment mechanisms include a track type mechanism wherein the handle travels along a track, a rotating bracket mechanism for permitting linear adjustment of the handle may be included for varying the position of the handle, and a ball and socket mechanism. An electrical switch for controlling operation of the power finishing tool may be mounted on the handle for controlling the motor included in the power finishing tool or alternatively to the housing in a location so as not to interfere with a user's grasp but permit efficient access. A securing mechanism such as a biased securing mechanism is configured to fix the position of the handle with respect to the motor housing is further included to secure the handle such as a pommel in a desired orientation. Suitable securing mechanisms include friction locks, positive stop (incremental locking mechanisms), or the like for securing the handle with respect to the motor housing.

Inventors: Etter; Mark A. (Humboldt, TN), Boyd; P. Brent (Jackson, TN)

Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.

International Classification: B24B 23/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018