Patents Represented by Attorney J. R. Halvorsen
  • Patent number: 4231485
    Abstract: A cap and filter assembly for fuel tanks of automotive vehicles is provided in which the cap comprises two hollow cylindrical members of plastic material. One of said members has at one end a handle and a circular flange of the closure of the filler opening and at the other end first snap means for engaging and retaining a cylinder lock and second snap means for receiving a complementary portion of the other of said hollow cylinder members. The engagement between the two members is established by means of mating square cross-section portions of said members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1980
    Assignee: ITW Fastex Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Michele Aimar
  • Patent number: 4230115
    Abstract: An aseptic urethral catheterization unit including an elongated initially sealed flexible plastic container sealed at all edges and including a restricted medially disposed opening spaced from one end of the container. An imperforate rupturable means positioned between the restricted opening and the one end of the container to permit ready access to a small chamber formed in said container adjacent the restricted opening. A urethral catheter positioned initially within a second chamber in the container and rigid tubular catheter guide means positioned within said restricted opening. The guide means includes means permitting intermittent grasping of the catheter as it is fed out of the container after breakage of the frangibly connected sealed end portion of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1980
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur J. Walz, Jr., Christopher A. Nowacki
  • Patent number: 4226382
    Abstract: A slot for receiving the terminal end of tape is formed in the circumference of the hub of a tape reel. The slot is defined by a stationary side wall and a cantilevered side wall. There is a vacant space behind the cantilevered wall, and by pushing and driving a wedge into the vacant space, the cantilevered wall is pushed against the stationary wall to catch and hold the terminal end of the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1980
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Koji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 4221409
    Abstract: A tamperproof shackle seal, of the kind including a plug, at one end of a strap, which is self-locking within a socket at the other end of the strap, is capable of use immediately after being integrally moulded in a plastics material, without the need for subsequent manufacturing operations, by virtue of forming a recess set in the wall of the socket into which a barb projecting laterally outwards from the plug is snapped, during use, the plug being formed throughout its length to be of substantially similar transverse cross-section to the socket, and there preferably being a tortuous path presented by ribs/grooves on the plug interengaging with grooves/ribs of complementary shape on the socket, thereby hampering any attempts to release the seal without causing visible damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignee: ITW Limited
    Inventor: David N. Harley
  • Patent number: 4214505
    Abstract: A bush of plastic material is provided which is intended to be embedded in the panel of semi-foamed or foamed synthetic resin and which comprises a cup-shaped portion having a bottom provided with a hole for anchoring the head of a panel fastener and a cover portion adapted to engage by snap action a mouth of said cup-shaped portion so as to provide a seal and integrally connected to the cup-shaped portion through a web acting as a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Assignee: ITW Fastex Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Michele Aimar
  • Patent number: 4154418
    Abstract: A one-piece cable strap of flexible plastic material including a socket at one end and a toothed central region along a length and adapted to be passed through the socket. The socket includes locking pawls for engaging the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: ITW Ateco GmbH
    Inventor: Heiner Wiese
  • Patent number: 4078716
    Abstract: The invention concerns corner posts for use with card blanks to form stacking trays, especially suited to transporting garden produce. Corner posts of the invention are elongated elements of substantially right triangular cross-sectional shape having a widest face and two narrower faces, said widest face being formed with two longitudinally extending slots, said slots each having two parallel sides and a base and opening onto said widest face, said sides of one of said slots extending in planes perpendicular to said sides of the other of said slots, and each of said slots having an abutment surface extending in a plane at right angles to said sides and said base and constituting an end to said respective slot, each slot further including an undercut adjacent its said opening to provide a shoulder facing said base of said slot, said slot having a width substantially twice that of said opening of said slot at points between said shoulder and said base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1978
    Assignee: ITW Limited
    Inventors: David N. Harley, John P. Palmer
  • Patent number: 4071930
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pinching clip which comprises a pair of pinching arms interconnected through the medium of a hinge portion, an elastic brace disposed astraddle said hinge portion and joined at the opposed extremities thereof with the rear sides of said pinching arms, and damping pieces disposed one behind each said pinching arm in such a way that when the two pinching arms are closed by virtue of the pressure exerted thereon by the finger tips, the otherwise possible sudden closing motion of the clip will be retarded. When the clip is closed, the damping pieces disposed on the rear sides of the pinching arms produce an action of retarding the movement of finger tips, with the result that otherwise possible sudden closing motion of the clip is retarded when the clip changes form from its opened state into its closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1978
    Assignees: Nifco Inc., Nichiei Bussan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshie Tanaka
  • Patent number: 4070945
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plastic screw grommet, comprising a flange head containing a through hole for insertion of a screw at the center thereof, a pair of insertion leg members perpendicularly extending downwardly from the undersurface of said flange head opposite each other with reference to said through hole and having engaging projections formed one each on the outer surfaces thereof, a pair of leaves adapted to avoid restraining the movement of said leg members and stretched one each to integrally connect the opposed edges of the leg members so as to form a substantially cylindrical enclosure in conjunction with the leg members, whereby the leading end of a screw driven through said flange head is wrapped in said cylindrical enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1978
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Mutsuo Kurosaki
  • Patent number: 3999573
    Abstract: A tap or valve for controlling the flow of liquid including a valve housing with a valve chamber therein the latter having a peripheral wall with an outlet opening in said wall, a valve member mounted for movement in the valve chamber from an outlet closing position to a position clear of that opening, an inlet opening to permit the flow of liquid into the valve chamber, and a side member movable with the valve member and arranged to provide for a metering of the liquid flowing from the inlet opening to the valve chamber and thence out through the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: George Alfred Braisby Austin, Robert Speedie
  • Patent number: 3999543
    Abstract: A system for the introduction of a medicament from a sealed vial into a sealed secondary solution container through the use of an infusor having sharpened tubular members extending outwardly from opposite ends of a body with a single lumen interconnecting said tubular members. The members at opposite ends piercing the sealed elements of the vial and secondary container to provide a sterile transfer of the medicament from the vial to the secondary solution container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Louis Lacey
  • Patent number: 3999871
    Abstract: A pivotal mounting, especially for an automobile sun visor, comprising a one-piece plastics sleeve having a generally cylindrical bore, the radially inner surface of which, when viewed along the axis, has a first number of radial undulations spaced around its circumference, in combination with a generally cylindrical member which is a one-piece plastics moulding and lies substantially coaxially within the bore, the radially outer surface of the member, when viewed along the axis, having a second number of radial undulations spaced around its circumference, both numbers being greater in value than one, and being different, the arrangement being such that each set of said undulations can register firmly with the other at a third number of relative angular positions of the sleeve and the member, the third number being greater than the first and second numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Assignee: ITW Limited
    Inventors: John P. Palmer, Stephen W. Isbister, John D. F. Elvin
  • Patent number: 3993410
    Abstract: A one-piece plastic fastener for connecting a right angled actuating rod to a lever member. The fastener includes a base member having a rod receiving aperture at one end; a retaining means for associating the fastener with the lever member, the retaining means having a bore co-axial with and communicating with the base aperture and an upstanding wall forming a receptacle on the other side of the base member to receive a right angle end of the actuating rod, the inner wall surfaces having a funnel-like configuration to permit blind insertion of the end of the actuating rod into said aperture and communicating bore. A rigid retaining arm overlying said base in space relation to said aperture and resilient finger means forming a throat with said arm to permit insertion of the actuating rod into retained position under said arm when its right angled end is inserted through the aperture and into the bore of the retaining means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Ernest Harold Lindsay, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3993272
    Abstract: A sheetmetal fastener device to be inserted into and mounted on the interior of a slotted hollow support member. The clip is self-retained and capable of supporting a cable strap or similar means which in turn will maintain one or more elongated objects, such as cables or conduits, in fixed relation to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1974
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Jay Lindeman
  • Patent number: 3993277
    Abstract: A one-piece plastics fastener for securing to a support a wire whose ends are not available, the fastener comprising an axially-extending shank having a head formed at one end, the entire length of the shank and an adjacent portion of the head being bifurcated by a common slot, and the head further containing a transversely-extending passage which opens along one side to said slot and at each end to opposed sides of the head, whereby a central length of the wire can be passed through the slot and into the passage before anchoring the shank to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Assignee: ITW Limited
    Inventor: David N. Harley
  • Patent number: 3986780
    Abstract: A fixing member on a support having a noncircular receiving orifice and having two flat faces, comprising two supporting portions coupled to each other by a rigid rod and spaced apart by a distance equal to the thickness of the support, the first portion having an apparent contour equal to that of the receiving orifice and having two axes of symmetry, the second portion comprising at least two locking bosses for the fixing member rigidly fixed to an elastic member, each of said bosses having an external contour the form of which is complementary to two diametrically opposite parts of the internal lateral face of said orifice, the assembly of said bosses having a plane of symmetry passing through the longitudinal axis, said plane of symmetry forming with the corresponding plane of symmetry of the contour of the first portion an angle equal to a fraction of a turn of predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1976
    Assignee: ITW de France
    Inventor: Andre Nivet
  • Patent number: 3980263
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plastic holder device which is useful in holding a length of wire and other elongated objects. The holder has a pair of opposite legs extending from the head portion. One leg has a slant branch extending from the vicinity of the root of the leg, and it has a flap hinged to its free end.The flap has a similar branch, and when the flap is raised around the hinge, and is fitted in the inter-leg space, the branch of the flap defines with the counter branch of the leg, a converging space in which an elongated object is fixedly confined. The holder device is easy to handle, still assuring the positive gripping of the elongated object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1976
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Seizi Okuda
  • Patent number: 3977115
    Abstract: An adjustable line float for use on a fishing line; the device comprising a plastic float having a spool for holding a secondary fishing line, the spool including two adjusting slots so to adjust the secondary fishing line to any specific depth in the water and the device also including a locking and release collar for releasing a trigger holding a weighted ring, leader, and hook used in operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1976
    Inventor: Axel Check
  • Patent number: 3967050
    Abstract: Disclosed is a strain grommet for firmly holding one end of an electric cord. The grommet consists of a cylindrical body adapted to be opened and closed freely by means of an open cut therein and a hat-shaped fitting body. In use, the cylindrical body is fastened around the slit end of the cord and the unraveled portion of the covering braid is laid back over the outer surface of the cylindrical body. The hat-shaped fitting body is then pressed down over the cylindrical body thereby immobilizing said spread covering braid between the outer surface of the cylindrical body and the inner wall surface of the holding body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Electric Co., Nifco Inc.
    Inventors: Chiharu Makihara, Tohru Yoda
  • Patent number: 3954242
    Abstract: Disclosed is a molded plastic fastener for plate like members which is formed of synthetic resin having a suitable resiliency. The fastener is formed with a first portion including a groove through which an edge portion of a plate like member is inserted and within which the member is resiliently held and a positioning member for preventing the member from moving in the groove and a second portion including an anchor leg for anchoring the device to a support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1976
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Tohru Yoda