Patents by Inventor Charles H. Becker

Charles H. Becker has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4132145
    Abstract: A washer-nut assembly wherein a sheet metal nut is rotatably coupled within an annular plastic washer. The nut has an inner threaded barrel portion for engaging the threads of a cooperating bolt, an outer barrel portion shaped for engagement by a tightening tool and a frusto-conically shaped skirt portion extending outwardly from the outer barrel portion. The washer includes a central through-aperture and an inboard surface near one end of the washer that defines a seat for the skirt portion of the nut. The axial height of the washer is substantially greater than that of the nut so that the nut is recessed within the washer. The nut is coupled to the washer by skiving material from the inboard surface of the washer to form tongues that overhang the skirt portion of the nut. The tongues retain the nut within the washer yet permit free-spinning of the nut and washer relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Assignee: TRW Inc.
    Inventor: Charles H. Becker
  • Patent number: D332286
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Inventor: Charles H. Becker