Patents by Inventor Timothy M. Moran

Timothy M. Moran 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: 6666636
    Abstract: A drop-in anchor includes a sleeve having a threaded region having an internal thread formed therein and a split region having at least two longitudinal channels formed therein. The channels define sections. The split region has inwardly tapered inner walls. A plug is configured for engagement with the sleeve at the split region. The plug has a top surface and defines a tapered shape. A bolt having a threaded portion and a through-bore extending longitudinally therethrough, is configured for threaded engagement with the sleeve threaded region. A setting member is configured for insertion into the bolt bore. The setting member engages the plug top surface and a force exerted on the setting member drives the plug into the sleeve split region so as to urge the split region sections axially outwardly. A method for securing the anchor in the opening in the structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Warmolts, Timothy M. Moran
  • Publication number: 20030198529
    Abstract: A drop-in anchor includes a sleeve having a threaded region having an internal thread formed therein and a split region having at least two longitudinal channels formed therein. The channels define sections. The split region has inwardly tapered inner walls. A plug is configured for engagement with the sleeve at the split region. The plug has a top surface and defines a tapered shape. A bolt having a threaded portion and a through-bore extending longitudinally therethrough, is configured for threaded engagement with the sleeve threaded region. A setting member is configured for insertion into the bolt bore. The setting member engages the plug top surface and a force exerted on the setting member drives the plug into the sleeve split region so as to urge the split region sections axially outwardly. A method for securing the anchor in the opening in the structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Warmolts, Timothy M. Moran