Patents Examined by Roberta Delisle
  • Patent number: 9677586
    Abstract: The invention relates to an anchor (1) that can be secured in a drilled hole (2), with an expansion sleeve (10) for anchoring onto a wall (3) of the drilled hole, and with an anchor bolt (20) that passes through the expansion sleeve and that has an expansion section (38) for widening the expansion sleeve, and it also has a stop (22) that limits axial movement of the expansion sleeve away from the expansion section. According to the invention, at least one rotary catch (24) is provided which non-rotatably couples the expansion sleeve to the anchor bolt, and the expansion sleeve has at least one cutting projection (14) for creating an undercut in the wall of the drilled hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Bernd Trautwein
  • Patent number: 9677593
    Abstract: A bolt tension gauging device is provided. The bolt tension gauging device includes a sensing bolt, a head and a displayer. The sensing bolt is for transmitting a stress signal. The head is for fitting with the sensing bolt. The displayer is connected to the head for displaying the stress signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: KABO TOOL COMPANY
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9664226
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly unit having an assembly part, which is penetrated by a bore and is to be fastened to a basic structure. The basic structure having a shaft, a head, and a fastener. The fastener having a fastening section on the end thereof facing away from the head, which is held captively and movably in the bore between a first axial position and a second axial position. The assembly unit having a spring, which encompasses the shaft and is formed from a wound spring wire and which holds the fastener captively in the bore. The spring wire is wound in a spiral shape such that the windings thereof do not overlap in the radial direction relative to the spring axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: RICHARD BERGNER VERBINDUNGSTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Wilhelm Schneider, Helmut Wierzba
  • Patent number: 9657767
    Abstract: A hose clamp fastener positive locking device is provided that comprises a two-legged, pronged device adapted to secure about the fastener housing of a hose clamp and prevent rotation of a slotted fastener disposed therein. The device comprises a first and second leg joined to an upstanding member. The upstanding member engages the slotted fastener head of the hose clamp, while the legs are positioned about the sides of the fastener housing. The distal ends of the legs are pinched together about the end of the fastener housing to secure the upstanding member and the legs to the fastener housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Tyrone Harris
  • Patent number: 9657761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nail assembly having one or more double-pin nails. Each nail includes a nail body and two nail pins extending from the nail body. Each nail pin has a tail end having at least one inclined face formed as a nail edge, where the inclined face is provided with at least one of a concave structure and a convex structure. The concave structure includes one or more grooves, and the convex structure includes one or more tenons. The assembly of double-pin nails having nail pin inclined faces provided with at least one of the concave and convex structures enables, after entering an object, the two nail pins of a double-pin nail are staggered to interlock with each other, thereby effectively connecting the object firmly with a strong anti-pull capability, and having desirable economic and technical benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TAIZHOU DAJIANG IND. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Jun Yang, Tao Yang, Shang-Shi Cai
  • Patent number: 9651076
    Abstract: Disclosed is a joining structure for joining dissimilar materials, such as a plastic plate and a metal plate. The joining structure is positioned or formed at where a plastic plate and a metal plate are joined. The joining structure includes: a self-piercing rivet piercing through the plastic plate to be pressed onto the metal plate and subjected to plastic deformation. In particular, the plastic plate includes a self-healing capsule containing a self-healing agent in a base material of a plastic resin and a catalyst being polymerized with the self-healing agent. The self-healing capsule is broken by a crack of the base material at a periphery of a pierced portion of the plastic plate, and the self-healing agent flowing out of the self-healing capsule fills a gap of the crack and causes polymerization with the catalyst to cure the crack portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Junho Jang
  • Patent number: 9651077
    Abstract: A fastener includes a shank having a first end and a second end. The fastener includes a first thread region adjacent to the first end having a first helical thread and a second helical thread interposed with the first helical thread in the first thread region. A second thread region is provided adjacent to the first thread region, the second thread region including only the second helical thread with the second helical thread having a diameter greater than a diameter of the first helical thread. A third thread region having a third helical thread is provided extending from the second thread region toward the second end. A head is provided on the second end and includes a disk and an octagonal boss between the disk and the third thread region, the boss including four major sides extending perpendicular to the disk and four chamfered sides, the chamfered sides being flush with a side edge of the disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SIMPSON STRONG-TIE COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Jeremy Scott Park
  • Patent number: 9650821
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for connecting together upper and lower separable sections of a column comprises an upper member for attachment to the lower end of an upper column section and a lower member for attachment to the upper end of a lower column section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Craig Williams
  • Patent number: 9651078
    Abstract: A torque-limiting fastener assembly, comprising: a fastener body having an externally threaded shaft and a drivable head, said head being provided with elements adapted for frictional contact with a driver capable of delivering torque to said threaded shaft, wherein said elements comprise flexible flanges/toggles that deflect at a predetermined torque to prevent further frictional contact between said driver and said head elements that is sufficient to drive said fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Jose Ricardo Santiago-Anadon
  • Patent number: 9650150
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and articles useful in sealing fasteners, including seal caps and in particular translucent or transparent seals or seal caps. In some embodiments, a seal cap which is optically translucent and optionally visibly transparent contains an uncured sealant, which is optionally optically translucent or visibly transparent, and is applied to a fastener. In some embodiments, the sealant is cured by application of actinic radiation to the sealant through the seal cap. In another aspect, a protected fastener construction is provided comprising: q) a fastener; r) a seal cap; and s) a cured sealant; wherein the sealant is optically translucent and optionally visibly transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Zook, Larry S. Hebert, Michael D. Swan, Sheng Ye, Susan E. DeMoss, Robin E. Wright
  • Patent number: 9651082
    Abstract: A metallic locking washer is configured to be mounted in a screw/nut system to engage between a nut and a bearing element. The metallic locking washer has a contact face suitable for coming into contact with one or the other of the nut and the bearing element. The contact face has a surface that is suitable for being brought along in friction against one or the other of the nut and the bearing element when the nut loosens. The contact face is coated, by thermal projection of an additive material, with a rough coating forming a rough surface, which increases the friction forces between the contact face of the metallic washer and one or the other of the nut and the bearing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: NORD-LOCK INTERNATIONAL AB
    Inventors: Pierre Chalandon, St├ęphane Meunier, Christophe Delcher
  • Patent number: 9649881
    Abstract: A caster wheel comprising a wheel mount and a bearing plate, both having a pivot pin extending through them such that the wheel mount may pivot relative to the bearing plate. The wheel mount and bearing plate both have at least two magnets each, arranged such that pivoting movement of the wheel mount may position the magnets in registry with one another. The magnetic attraction between the magnets further attracts the wheel mount and bearing plate into registry with one another, aligning an article to which the caster wheel mounts in a straight direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Warncke, Timothy J. Johnson, Joel D. Alberda
  • Patent number: 9651094
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for preloading a bearing are provided. These methods and apparatus include preload monitoring devices whereby the mechanic can accurately monitor and regulate the preload on a bearing or bearing assembly. Aspects of the invention may also be used to adjust the endplay on a bearing or a bearing assembly. In one aspect, the preload on the bearing is transmitted through a housing having a fluid pressure that can be detected and monitored. An apparatus for precisely rotating a nut and a tool for precisely rotating a nut are also provided. A bearing retaining nut arrangement that permits the loading or evaluating of a bearing inner race is also provided. The bearing retaining nut arrangement includes a first load-setting nut, a lock washer, and a second jam nut that secures the arrangement to a shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: TEMPER AXLE PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: John E. Rode
  • Patent number: 9643356
    Abstract: The present invention provides a joint structure having: a first panel comprising a first material; a second panel comprising a metal material different from the first material; a rivet having a head portion that is placed in contact with the first panel, a shaft portion that is passed through the first panel, and a joint portion that is disposed on the shaft portion side and is in contact with and joined by welding to the second panel; and a sandwiching portion that is disposed at the rivet and sandwiches between itself and the head portion the first panel from the second panel side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhide Matsuo, Hiroyuki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 9644664
    Abstract: A male anti-false thread fastener member having features, including: a shank that has a lead end and a tool engagement end; a head formed at the tool engagement end of the shank; at least one male fastening thread formed on the exterior of the shank as a plurality of thread windings adapted to mate with a corresponding female fastening thread formed in an interior of a female fastener member; at least one male lead thread formed on the exterior of the shank at the lead end that is at least a half winding around the shank and comprises curved profile defined by an arc having a radius approximately equal to a radius of an arc that is tangent to both flanks of a thread profile of the at least one male fastening thread and below the pitch line of the at least one male fastener thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: MATHREAD INC.
    Inventor: Michael Garver
  • Patent number: 9644663
    Abstract: An anti-false threading fastener system comprising: a female fastener member comprising: at least one female fastening thread formed in an interior of the female fastener member; at least one female lead thread formed in the interior of the female fastener member; a male fastener member comprising: a shank that has a lead end for insertion into the interior of the female fastener member; at least one male fastening thread formed on the exterior of the shank as a plurality of thread windings adapted to mate with the female fastening thread; at least one male lead thread formed on the exterior of the shank at the lead end that is at least a half winding around the shank and comprises a curved profile defined by an arc having a radius approximately equal to a radius of an arc that is tangent to both flanks of a thread profile of the at least one male fastening thread and below the pitch line of the at least one male fastening thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: MATHREAD INC.
    Inventor: Michael Garver
  • Patent number: 9644665
    Abstract: A method for correcting translational misalignment between male and female fastener members to prevent false threading, the method comprising: inserting a lead end of a male fastener member into a female fastener member, wherein the female fastener member comprises: at least one female fastening thread formed in an interior of the female fastener member, at least one female lead thread formed in the interior of the female fastener member, the at least one female lead thread having a groove in the crest, and wherein the male fastener member comprises: a shank that has a lead end for insertion into the interior of the female fastener member; at least one male fastening thread formed on the exterior of the shank as a plurality of thread windings adapted to mate with the at least one female fastening thread; at least one male lead thread formed on the exterior of the shank at the lead end that is at least a half winding around the shank and comprises a curved profile defined by an arc having a radius approximatel
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: MATHREAD INC.
    Inventor: Michael Garver
  • Patent number: 9636786
    Abstract: The present invention will improve the efficiency of setting up a modular welding table by reducing the time it takes to properly aligning the plates on top of the frames, thanks to the design features of a tapered flange and a cylindrical protrusion as described and disclosed herein. Another advantage of implementing the design disclosed herein is that the plates can have double its useful life, if one side's surface get worn out, the plates can be flipped over and use the other side's surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Gary Tsui
  • Patent number: 9638236
    Abstract: A pin member for a fastener includes an elongated shank having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, a cylindrical shank portion having an outer surface, a head located at the first end of the elongated shank, the head including a bearing surface located on the bearing surface of the head, and a threaded portion located at the second end of the elongated shank. Either or both of the bearing surface of the head or the outer surface of the cylindrical shank portion is coated with a coating and/or is textured. The coating may be tungsten, molybdenum, copper, or a refractory ceramic. The textured surfaces may include a surface roughness greater than 0.5 micron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ARCONIC INC.
    Inventors: Manish Kamal, Luke Haylock, Hasim Mulazimoglu, Andreas Liebscher, Gregory Rizza, Rodrigo Pinheiro
  • Patent number: 9638226
    Abstract: A stud bolt has a first thread portion, a second thread portion, an engagement portion and a large diameter portion. The first thread portion is screwable into a first member about a screw axis. The second thread portion is screwable into a second member about the screw axis and is provided coaxially with the first thread portion. The engagement portion is provided on a side of the second thread portion, which is opposite from the first thread portion. The large diameter portion has a circular cross-section perpendicular to the screw axis. The large diameter portion is located between the first thread portion and the second thread portion. An outer diameter of the large diameter portion is larger than an outer diameter of the first thread portion and the outer diameter of the second thread portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takahashi, Seiji Nakayama