Patents Assigned to Termax Corporation
  • Patent number: 9649993
    Abstract: A fastener clip assembly including a first part and a second part. The first part is configured to engage and be secured to a first article, where the second part is configured to engage and be secured to a second article, and where the first part is configured to engage and be secured to the second part. The first part is pre-attached to the second part with a frangible link, where the first part is configured to engage and be secured to the second part based at least upon breaking the frangible link, and where breaking the frangible link is based at least upon pressing the first part toward the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: TERMAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Walter Smith, Michael Tirrell, John Clasen
  • Publication number: 20170129421
    Abstract: A fastener clip assembly including a first part and a second part. The first part is configured to engage and be secured to a first article, where the second part is configured to engage and be secured to a second article, and where the first part is configured to engage and be secured to the second part. The first part is pre-attached to the second part with a frangible link, where the first part is configured to engage and be secured to the second part based at least upon breaking the frangible link, and where breaking the frangible link is based at least upon pressing the first part toward the second part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Termax Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Walter Smith, Michael Tirrell, John Clasen
  • Publication number: 20170113629
    Abstract: A fastener clip system including a carrier and a fastener clip configured to fit over the carrier. The fastener clip includes at least one wing, where the at least one wing is configured to engage a slot in a surface, and one or more hooks that are configured to secure the fastener clip to the carrier. The hooks are configured to engage corresponding retaining ledge underctus on the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Termax Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Walter Smith, Michael Tirrell
  • Publication number: 20170113632
    Abstract: A fastener clip system including a carrier and a fastener clip configured to fit over the carrier. The fastener clip includes at least one wing, where the at least one wing is configured to engage a slot in a surface, and one or more barbs that are configured to secure the fastener clip to the carrier. The barbs may include gussets that are configured to increase a bending resistance of the barbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: TERMAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Walter Smith, Michael Tirrell
  • Publication number: 20170106809
    Abstract: A magnetic fastener clip includes a cup having at least one hole, an overmold is attached to the cup and a magnet. The overmold has: a cup cover is injection molded on an outside portion of the cup, and an inner ring is injection molded on at least part of an inside portion of the cup. The inner ring is attached to the cup cover via the at least one hole. The magnet operably attaches into the inner ring. According to one embodiment, a turn coupler attaches to the cup cover. The magnetic fastener clip is operative for blind attachment into a structure, such as a vehicle chassis i.e. a pillar, door frame, chassis or roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Termax Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Tirrell, Daniel James Dickinson, John Clasen
  • Publication number: 20170097109
    Abstract: A magnetic cable fastener includes a magnetic fastener, a boss, a base, and a loop coupler attached to the base. The loop coupler is attached to the base and is operable to attach to another structure. The loop coupler may be a cable, wires, electrical conduit, rope, adjustable strap, and a tie wrap or suitable object. According to one embodiment, the loop coupler may further include at least two fingers. The fingers are operative to flex or compress appropriately to permit the cables to enter the fingers. According to another embodiment, the loop coupler is a solid loop to permit for example, a cable strap to be inserted and attach the cable strap to the loop coupler. Thus, the magnetic cable fastener may secure one or more cables via the loop fingers or solid loop or other suitable cable coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: TERMAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Walter Smith
  • Publication number: 20170051780
    Abstract: A fastener clip assembly including a cap configured to be secured to a chassis through a chassis slot and a pin configured to be secured to a body panel. The pin is configured to be secured to the cap. The clip also includes a removable seal configured to be attached between the pin and the cap. The removable seal is configured to form a seal against the chassis based at least upon the pin being secured to the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Termax Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Tirrell, John Clasen
  • Publication number: 20170051778
    Abstract: A fastener clip assembly including a cap configured to be secured to a chassis through a chassis slot and a pin configured to be secured to a body panel. The pin is configured to be secured to the cap. The clip further includes a funnel coupled to the cap and facing in a direction of insertion of the pin. The funnel is configured to guide the pin into the cap based at least upon inserting the pin into the cap off center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Termax Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Tirrell, John Clasen
  • Publication number: 20170051775
    Abstract: A fastener clip assembly including a cap configured to be secured to a chassis through a chassis slot. The cap comprises one or more wings configured to collapse upon inserting the cap into the chassis slot and to expand upon full insertion. The cap is further configured to be secured to the chassis slot at least upon the wings expanding into the chassis slot. The clip futher includes a pin configured to be secured to a body panel. The pin is configured to be secured to the cap. The cap comprises one or more releases. The releases are accessible from a side of the cap configured to receive the pin. The releases are configured, upon release, to collapse the one or more wings. The cap is configured to be extracted from the chassis based at least upon releasing the releases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Termax Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Tirrell, John Clasen
  • Patent number: 9533718
    Abstract: A fastener clip includes a base plate and a first and second pair of laterally offset legs extending from the base plate. At least one first wing extends from the first pair of laterally offset legs. The at least one first wing has an engagement region. At least one second wing extends from the second pair of laterally offset legs. The at least one second wing also has an engagement region. A first joined portion extends from the first pair of legs and a second joined portion extends from the second pair of legs with the first joined portion and the second joined portion extending and overlapping over and under each other. First locking tabs extend sideways from the first joined portion folded over against the overlapping second portion, and second locking tabs extend sideways from the second joined portion folded over against the overlapping first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: TERMAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Walter Smith, Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Tirrell, Mark Fleydervish, Shawn Willis
  • Publication number: 20160375840
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a fastener comprises a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side is connected to the second side thereby forming a U-shaped structure. The fastener further comprises a bottom portion wherein the first side and the second side are connected, and a top portion opposite the bottom portion. The first side comprises a first engagement spring. The first engagement spring is connected to the first side in the vicinity of the bottom portion. The engagement springs have inward facing gussets connected to the bottom portion. The second side comprises a second engagement spring. The second engagement spring is connected to the second side in the vicinity of the bottom portion. A cavity is formed between the first side and the second side as will be described below. The engagement springs include an engagement region operable to adapt to variations or movement of a slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: TERMAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Walter Smith
  • Patent number: 9499108
    Abstract: A magnetic fastener clip includes a cup having at least one injection hole, an overmold attached to the cup and a magnet is attached to the overmold. The overmold has: a cup cover attached to an outside portion of the cup, and an inner ring attached to an inside portion of the cup. The inner ring is attached to the cup cover via the at least one injection hole. The magnet operably attaches into the inner ring. According to one embodiment, the cup cover and the inner ring are injection molded over at least one part of the cup. An optional coupler for attachment to a body panel is attached to the cup cover and is operative to flex. The magnetic fastener clip adapts to different surface curvatures and thicknesses. The magnetic fastener clip is operative for blind attachment into a structure, such as a vehicle chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: TERMAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Walter Smith, John Clasen, Michael Tirrell
  • Patent number: 9457734
    Abstract: A fastener clip includes a base plate and a first and second pair of laterally offset legs extending from the base plate. At least one first wing extends from the first pair of laterally offset legs. The at least one first wing has an engagement region. At least one second wing extends from the second pair of laterally offset legs. The at least one second wing also has an engagement region. The engagement regions include a depressed portion operable to adapt to variations or movement of a slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: TERMAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Walter Smith, Daniel James Dickenson
  • Publication number: 20160229368
    Abstract: A tether fastening device for an automobile body structure includes a fastener clip, at least one tether strap, a tether clip bracket, a clip strap coupler, and a bracket strap coupler. The clip strap coupler operably couples to a slot in the automobile chassis. The tether clip bracket attaches to the fastener clip when in an attached position. The bracket strap coupler is attached to the body panel. The tether strap allows for controlled detachment between the clip strap coupler and the bracket strap coupler. The strap may include a mesh to absorb the deployment energy and decelerate the body panel in a controlled manner. In the event of an airbag activation, the tether clip bracket and the fastener clip initially accelerate and then decelerate from each other. The pair of tether straps control the deceleration and separation distance of the clip strap coupler and bracket strap coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: TERMAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Tirrell, John Clasen
  • Patent number: 9353890
    Abstract: A pole bracket magnetically attaches a magnetic cable fastener to a magnetic object such as a building structure such as a frame, electrical box, conduit, truss, I-beam, car body, vehicle chassis or any suitable object. For example, the pole bracket removably attaches to and holds the magnetic cable fastener to hold a cable to the building structure. The pole bracket has a base having a pole attachment portion to attach to a pole. The pole bracket also has a magnetic clip holder section coupled to the base. The magnetic clip holder section includes a snap stem portion operable to removably hold the magnetic cable fastener. As the magnetic fastener is positioned as desired via the pole bracket, the magnetic fastener is magnetically self-aligned with and removably attached to the building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: TERMAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Walter Smith, John Winnie, Michael Tirrell, John Clasen
  • Publication number: 20160047493
    Abstract: A pole bracket magnetically attaches a magnetic cable fastener to a magnetic object such as a building structure such as a frame, electrical box, conduit, truss, I-beam, car body, vehicle chassis or any suitable object. For example, the pole bracket removably attaches to and holds the magnetic cable fastener to hold a cable to the building structure. The pole bracket has a base having a pole attachment portion to attach to a pole. The pole bracket also has a magnetic clip holder section coupled to the base. The magnetic clip holder section includes a snap stem portion operable to removably hold the magnetic cable fastener. As the magnetic fastener is positioned as desired via the pole bracket, the magnetic fastener is magnetically self-aligned with and removably attached to the building structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: Termax Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Walter Smith, John Winnie, Michael Tirrel, John Cleasen
  • Publication number: 20160047494
    Abstract: A magnetic cable fastener includes a magnetic fastener, a boss, a base, and a loop coupler attached to the base. The loop coupler is attached to the base and is operable to attach to another structure. The loop coupler may be a cable, wires, electrical conduit, rope, adjustable strap, and a tie wrap or suitable object. According to one embodiment, the loop coupler may further include at least two fingers. The fingers are operative to flex or compress appropriately to permit the cables to enter the fingers. According to another embodiment, the loop coupler is a solid loop to permit for example, a cable strap to be inserted and attach the cable strap to the loop coupler. Thus, the magnetic cable fastener may secure one or more cables via the loop fingers or solid loop or other suitable cable coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: TERMAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Walter Smith
  • Publication number: 20160016522
    Abstract: A fastener clip includes a base plate and a first and second pair of laterally offset legs extending from the base plate. At least one first wing extends from the first pair of laterally offset legs. The at least one first wing has an engagement region. At least one second wing extends from the second pair of laterally offset legs. The at least one second wing also has an engagement region. A first joined portion extends from the first pair of legs and a second joined portion extends from the second pair of legs with the first joined portion and the second joined portion extending and overlapping over and under each other. First locking tabs extend sideways from the first joined portion folded over against the overlapping second portion, and second locking tabs extend sideways from the second joined portion folded over against the overlapping first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: Termax Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Walter Smith, Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Tirrell, Mark Fleydervish, Shawn Willis
  • Publication number: 20150321622
    Abstract: A fastener clip system including a carrier and a fastener clip configured to fit over the carrier. The fastener clip includes at least one wing. The wing includes an engagement region that includes a depressed portion configured to be secured against a slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: TERMAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Tirrell, John Clasen, Mark Fleydervish
  • Publication number: 20150283957
    Abstract: A magnetic fastener clip includes a cup having at least one injection hole, an overmold attached to the cup and a magnet is attached to the overmold. The overmold has: a cup cover attached to an outside portion of the cup, and an inner ring attached to an inside portion of the cup. The inner ring is attached to the cup cover via the at least one injection hole. The magnet operably attaches into the inner ring. According to one embodiment, the cup cover and the inner ring are injection molded over at least one part of the cup. An optional coupler for attachment to a body panel is attached to the cup cover and is operative to flex. The magnetic fastener clip adapts to different surface curvatures and thicknesses. The magnetic fastener clip is operative for blind attachment into a structure, such as a vehicle chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: TERMAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Walter Smith, John Clasen, Michael Tirrell