Patents by Inventor Jeffrey L. Trzaskus

Jeffrey L. Trzaskus 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: 9121430
    Abstract: A wave thread form for threaded fasteners includes multiple thread pitches along a generally helical path, and includes multiple wave thread portions each deviating from a straight-line helical path, with adjacent wave thread portions along the helical path being separated by standard thread portions extending along the generally straight-line helical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth K. Levey, Philip C. Johnson, Jeffrey L. Trzaskus
  • Publication number: 20120315110
    Abstract: A wave thread form for threaded fasteners includes multiple thread pitches along a generally helical path, and includes multiple wave thread portions each deviating from a straight-line helical path, with adjacent wave thread portions along the helical path being separated by standard thread portions extending along the generally straight-line helical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth K. Levey, Philip C. Johnson, Jeffrey L. Trzaskus
  • Patent number: 7914244
    Abstract: A threaded fastener includes a shank having a tip and a head configured for engagement by an associated driving tool. The fastener is configured for use with an associated threaded opening. The head is disposed on the shank opposite the tip. The shank has a helical thread formed thereon. The thread extends from about the tip to about the head and defines a plurality of zones. Each zone has a plurality of individual threads extending 360 degrees about the shank. A leading thread in each zone is formed with a wave-form profile having an amplitude that is greater than the amplitude of each prior leading thread. In one embodiment, threads other than the leading thread in each zone do not have an amplitude as great as their respective leading threads. A fastening assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Bubulka, Joel M. Thomas, Kavithas Ponnampalam, Jeffrey L. Trzaskus, Kenneth R. Levey, Robert K. Dutzi
  • Patent number: 7819614
    Abstract: A nail has a head, a penetrating tip and a shank extending from the head to the penetrating tip. The shank has a circumference and a longitudinal axis. A plurality of rows of deformations formed as teeth are formed in the shank extending outwardly of the shank. The rows are formed in a spiral pattern along the length of the shank from about the head to about the penetrating tip. The rows of teeth are formed parallel to one another and formed at an angle of at least 50 degrees relative to a cross-sectional plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Versino, Kenneth R. Levey, Jeffrey L. Trzaskus, Lawrence S. Shelton, Donald E. Bergstrom
  • Publication number: 20090155020
    Abstract: A nail has a head, a penetrating tip and a shank extending from the head to the penetrating tip. The shank has a circumference and a longitudinal axis. A plurality of rows of deformations formed as teeth are formed in the shank extending outwardly of the shank. The rows are formed in a spiral pattern along the length of the shank from about the head to about the penetrating tip. The rows of teeth are formed parallel to one another and formed at an angle of at least 50 degrees relative to a longitudinal axis of the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Versino, Kenneth R. Levey, Jeffrey L. Trzaskus
  • Publication number: 20090155021
    Abstract: A nail has a head, a penetrating tip and a shank extending from the head to the penetrating tip. The shank has a circumference and a longitudinal axis. A plurality of rows of deformations formed as teeth are formed in the shank extending outwardly of the shank. The rows are formed in a spiral pattern along the length of the shank from about the head to about the penetrating tip. The rows of teeth are formed parallel to one another and formed at an angle of at least 50 degrees relative to a cross-sectional plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Versino, Kenneth R. Levey, Jeffrey L. Trzaskus, Lawrence S. Shelton, Donald E. Bergstrom
  • Publication number: 20090092461
    Abstract: A threaded fastener includes a shank having a tip and a head configured for engagement by an associated driving tool. The fastener is configured for use with an associated threaded opening. The head is disposed on the shank opposite the tip. The shank has a helical thread formed thereon. The thread extends from about the tip to about the head and defines a plurality of zones. Each zone has a plurality of individual threads extending 360 degrees about the shank. A leading thread in each zone is formed with a wave-form profile having an amplitude that is greater than the amplitude of each prior leading thread. In one embodiment, threads other than the leading thread in each zone do not have an amplitude as great as their respective leading threads. A fastening assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: John S. Bubulka, Joel M. Thomas, Kavithas Ponnampalam, Jeffrey L. Trzaskus, Kenneth R. Levey, Robert K. Dutzi