Patents by Inventor HECTOR A. MOLINA

HECTOR A. MOLINA 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: 11117176
    Abstract: A one-piece stud and clip is provided by a process working sheet material into a monolithic stud and U-clip fastener. The process includes forming an elongated stud from the sheet material, and bending the sheet material to form the clip. The stud can be a rolled cylinder of the sheet material, or an uninterrupted stud drawn from the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Gerlach, Nicholas Capito, Jr., Hector A. Molina
  • Publication number: 20170335879
    Abstract: A one-piece stud and clip is provided by a process working sheet material into a monolithic stud and U-clip fastener. The process includes forming an elongated stud from the sheet material, and bending the sheet material to form the clip. The stud can be a rolled cylinder of the sheet material, or an uninterrupted stud drawn from the sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Todd GERLACH, Nicholas CAPITO, JR., Hector A. MOLINA
  • Publication number: 20080253859
    Abstract: A cage-nut assembly is configured to securely clamp to at least one panel. The assembly includes a cage including an annular base integrally connected to beams having flat tabs extending from ends thereof. A nut chamber is defined between the annular base and the beams. A nut is positioned within the nut chamber, wherein at least one of the flat tabs prevents the nut from ejecting from the cage. The panel is configured to be clamped between the flat tabs and a portion of the nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: LAWRENCE W. JOHNSON, MANUEL J. MARTINS, HECTOR A. MOLINA