Ferrules, Rings, And Thimbles Patents (Class 16/108)
  • Patent number: 10450730
    Abstract: Handle assemblies for coupling to a shaft are provided. Each assembly includes a handle having an end wall with a fastener passage extending therethrough and a side wall extending from the end wall to an open end. In one embodiment, an adapter assembly includes a nut, a collet having a fastener portion carrying the nut and a compression portion receiving the shaft, and a clamp mounted on the compression portion and tightened around the compression portion to compress the collet to the shaft. A fastener extends through the fastener passage and into the nut. In another embodiment, the handle defines a conical pocket in communication with the fastener passage. An adapter in the pocket includes circumferentially spaced jaws having conical outer surfaces and inner surfaces engaging the shaft and hinged connectors extending circumferentially between adjacent jaws. A fastener extends through the fastener passage and into the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BrassCraft Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: David Jonathan Byron
  • Patent number: 10329794
    Abstract: A fence post having an eyelet with wire capture structure to capture a fence wire passing through the fence post and prevent it from escaping once the fence post has been inserted into the ground. Tension is applied to the fence wire during insertion of the fence post into the ground, the wire being restrained from passing through the eyelet once the lock bar has been allowed to fall into a closed position. This then ensures that each length of wire is restrained in place under tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FERAL PTY LTD
    Inventor: Rodney James Tate
  • Patent number: 10308085
    Abstract: A tow kit is disclosed having a thimble slider engaged with a plurality of tethers. The thimble slider may have a generally C-shaped body with a back portion and opposing end portions. The thimble slider may also have a channel formed within outer surfaces of the back and opposing end portions, and an elongated separator connected to an inner surface of the back portion and extending in a direction generally orthogonal to the back portion to define two portions. A tether can engage the channel to equally distribute weight applied to the two ends of the tether. A sling can engage the inner surface of the back portion. At least one other tether can engage the sling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Wesley Paul Conger, Adam Ross Baldwin, Luis S. Padilla, Michael Charles Greenwood, Dennis J. Weber, Brett Edward Burke
  • Patent number: 10263404
    Abstract: Electrical box assemblies, cable clamps and cable clamp assemblies are provided. The cable clamps include a base, cable guides, and clamping members that grip an electrical cable passing through the base. The electrical box assembly includes an electrical box, and a cable clamp or a cable clamp assembly. The cable clamp assemblies include dual cable clamps that can fit within pry-outs in an electrical box or that can be releasably secured to an electrical box adjacent pry-outs in an electrical box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson, Joseph Edward Richard
  • Patent number: 10247336
    Abstract: The disclosure presents exemplary embodiments of a cartridge nut concept for conduit fittings. The cartridge nut concept may include the feature of loosely retaining one or more conduit gripping devices with a fitting component such as a male or female threaded nut. The cartridge nut concept may be realized using one or more geometry or shape features or characteristics of one or more conduit gripping devices. Still further, the cartridge nut concept may be realized in combination with a ferrule cartridge concept.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Dale C. Arstein, Cal R. Brown, Mark A. Clason, Peter C. Williams
  • Patent number: 9988817
    Abstract: A downspout diverter for rainwater collection that is installed through a hole in the wall of a downspout and functions as a gate valve by redirecting the flow of water from a pan-like Interior gate through a fitted bushing and exterior hose spout. The gate can be turned from its horizontal capture position to its vertical non-capture position by rotating the bushing. It is easy to install and remove without disconnecting the downspout, and its small size and accessory plug effect a finished appearance to the downspout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Loren Johnson
  • Patent number: 9966708
    Abstract: A one-piece electrical fitting for connecting an electrical cable to a junction box, the electrical fitting including a tubular connector body including a leading end, a trailing end, a cap, an inner bore, and one or more grounding tangs and locking tangs. The grounding tangs include flanges and the locking tangs include free ends. A seat extends between the flanges of the grounding tangs and the free end of the locking tangs. One or more cable retaining tangs extend inward from the connector body into the inner bore. The electrical fitting is stamped and formed from a flat blank of metal. A tab and notch arrangement on the blank facilitates forming the blank into the tubular connector body. The fitting provides electrical continuity between the electrical cable, the fitting, and the junction box and stain relief to resist inadvertent removal of the electrical cable from the fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ARLINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Gretz, Daniel J. O'Neil
  • Patent number: 9882292
    Abstract: An inter-wire connection structure includes: first and second wires connected to each other and each having a core sheathed with an insulating sheath section and including a plurality of element wires; a single-wire structure section in which the plurality of element wires of at least one of the cores exposed from the insulating sheath sections are made into a single; a core joint section in which both the cores exposed from the insulating sheath sections are joined at a position where an entire region of the single-wire structure section is not overlapped, and having an outer peripheral surface in a shape of a circumferential surface; and a tube tightly covering portions of the cores exposed from the insulating sheath sections including the single-wire structure section and the core joint section, and portions of the insulating sheath sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoki Koto
  • Patent number: 9819165
    Abstract: Embodiments of an integrated piping conduit in accordance with aspects of the present invention include a push-to-connect fitting integrated with an adaptor device and associated methods that facilitate the re-use of push fittings without damage to the fitting elements or the pipe, while also facilitating connection to boxes such as electrical boxes in a manner that meets requirements and saves time for professionals dealing with the otherwise challenging management of multiple wires, cables and/or connections. Embodiments can incorporate an integrated release pusher and locking mechanism that allows for quick locking and unlocking of piping elements within a fitting. Embodiments can also include an adaptor having integrated head and body portions, and an ear member extending at least partially radially outwardly and at least partially axially outwardly from the outer surface of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Quick Fitting, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Crompton, Libardo Ochoa Dias
  • Patent number: 9757889
    Abstract: A non-conductive wire splice apparatus having a connector configured to be coupled between a first wire and a second wire. The connector having a non-conductor coupled between a first sleeve and a second sleeve. The first sleeve being attachable to the first wire. The second sleeve being attachable to the second wire opposite the first sleeve. The non-conductor being configured to electrically insulate the first wire from the second wire. An electrical current in the first wire is insulated from being conducted to the second wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Greaves Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Griffin, Thomas Speer, Sal Rapacciuolo
  • Patent number: 9732887
    Abstract: A twist-locking fitting for securing a strut to a rod includes first and second fitting pieces. Each fitting piece includes a half-nut portion having an interior surface defining an axis extending through first and second axial ends of the half-nut portion. Each fitting piece includes an outer flange extending outward from adjacent the first axial end of the half-nut portion and an inner flange extending outward from adjacent the second axial end of the half-nut portion. The inner flange is spaced axially apart from the outer flange to define a clearance gap. The fitting pieces are positionable on the strut in an unsecured position in which the fitting pieces are movable relative to one another. The fitting pieces are rotatable relative to the strut to move from the unsecured position to a secured position, in which the fitting pieces are fixed relative to one another on the strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Zhihui Zhang, Christopher Lee Greenwalt
  • Patent number: 9553430
    Abstract: A flexible conduit fitting system includes a housing that defines at least part of a flexible conduit fitting, and a resilient clip supported by the housing. The flexible conduit fitting may include an aperture for receiving an end of a flexible wiring conduit. The resilient clip may have an engagement portion that extends into the aperture of the flexible conduit fitting to engage the generally corrugated outer structure of the flexible wiring conduit. The housing may be configured to support the resilient clip in a manner that allows the resilient clip to flex in a direction of movement of the flexible wiring conduit when the flexible wiring conduit is being inserted into the aperture and past the engagement portion, but to not substantially flex in the direction of movement of the flexible wiring conduit when attempting to withdraw the flexible wiring conduit from the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Bakken, Nathan Carlson, Alan Stordahl, Michael Peterson, Yong Fang
  • Patent number: 9510660
    Abstract: A coil spring for cosmetic material is a one spring where a first spring part and a second spring part whose winding wire diameters and spring constants differ from one another are continuously and integrally formed via a stepped part. Accordingly, the use of the first spring part and the second spring part allows, for example, achieving absorbing an impact in both directions of an axial direction and sequential movements of the components constituting the cosmetic container, thus allowing providing wide variety of functions with the one spring. For example, the use of the stepped part also allows locking the component constituting the cosmetic container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukikazu Ishida
  • Patent number: 9458952
    Abstract: A twist-locking fitting for securing a strut to a rod includes first and second fitting pieces. Each fitting piece includes a half-nut portion having an interior surface defining an axis extending through first and second axial ends of the half-nut portion. Each fitting piece includes an outer flange extending outward from adjacent the first axial end of the half-nut portion and an inner flange extending outward from adjacent the second axial end of the half-nut portion. The inner flange is spaced axially apart from the outer flange to define a clearance gap. The fitting pieces are positionable on the strut in an unsecured position in which the fitting pieces are movable relative to one another. The fitting pieces are rotatable relative to the strut to move from the unsecured position to a secured position, in which the fitting pieces are fixed relative to one another on the strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Zhihui Zhang, Christopher Lee Greenwalt
  • Patent number: 9431741
    Abstract: A socket contact which is reduced in manufacturing costs and has a spring member difficult to be removed from a socket contact body. The socket contact includes a socket contact body, and a spring member fitted on the socket contact body. The spring member includes an elastic annular portion and at least one protruding portion provided on the elastic annular portion. A hollow cylindrical contact portion of the socket contact body for receiving a pin contact therein is formed with at least one slit that extends in a receiving direction in which the contact portion receives the pin contact therein, and a hole that receives the protruding portion for limiting the movement of the spring member in a direction parallel to the receiving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Takeshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9394994
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hybrid pin (14) for connecting a piston for an internal combustion engine to a piston rod, the hybrid pin (14) consisting of a sleeve (3) made of steel and consisting of a core (2) which is pressed into the sleeve (3) and which is made of a lightweight metal alloy that can be cold-formed. The inner surface of the sleeve (3) has a profile, whereby an elastic elongation of the core (3) in the axial direction after the core (3) is pressed into the sleeve (3) is prevented to such an extent that the sleeve (3) is longer than the core (2) at both ends of the hybrid pin (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Lochmann, Ulrich Bischofberger
  • Patent number: 9395023
    Abstract: Apparatus and method of manufacturing a flexible pipe body are disclosed. The method may include providing a fluid retaining layer; wrapping a plurality of tensile armour elements around the fluid retaining layer; and wrapping a crush resistant elongate body that houses at least one fibre element around the fluid retaining layer and radially between two of the plurality of tensile armour elements. Matrix material provided in the elongate body may be cured subsequent to fitting the pipe body to an end fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas UK Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Stephen Graham, Neville Dodds
  • Patent number: 9376069
    Abstract: At the end portion of a wire harness that is connected through a through hole of a casing, a shielding shell is fixed to the casing and covers a connector for a harness attached to the end portion of the wire harness. A grommet covers the outside of the shielding shell. The grommet includes a main portion and a band-fastened portion, and a skirt portion extends from the band-fastened portion. A bundling band fastens the outer circumferential surface of the connecting portion via the band-fastened portion, and the skirt portion is brought into intimate contact with the outer circumferential surface of a step portion that is continuous with the connecting portion. Sealing lips that receive fastening force by the bundling band and come into intimate contact with the outer circumferential surface of the connecting portion in a squeezed state are formed on the inner circumferential surface of the band-fastened portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nakai, Masashi Sawada, Tomohiro Yabashi
  • Patent number: 9232778
    Abstract: A gimbal cover is fabricated having a hollowed body with an opening at a gimbal receiving end enabling slideable insertion of a gimbal butt end into the cover. A butt end is integrated into the cover at an opposite end, providing support and protection for a bottom surface of the gimbal, while also reducing the risk of the gimbal damaging another object. At least one pair of cover slot is formed through the cover butt end, extending into the cover body towards opening. The slots terminate at a slot end. The slots are sized and shape to follow a slot and end of the gimbal butt end. A cover extension segment is created between two adjacent cover slots. A cover extension base protection segment is formed in the cover butt end, wherein the base protection segment extends inward from a base end of the gimbal cover extension segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph De Sernia, Thomas De Sernia
  • Patent number: 8227066
    Abstract: The invention relates to an annular disc of bent sheet material (21) with at least one junction at which the annulus is closed. Furthermore, a method for producing an annular disc is disclosed, comprising the steps of: (a) providing a sheet material; (b) bending the sheet material into an annular disc; (c) severing the sheet material, so that an annular disc with a junction at which the annulus is open is provided; (d) closing the junction, so that an annular disc with a junction at which the annulus is closed is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignees: Umicore AG & Co. KG, ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Dietmar Gentsch, Georg Ptaschek
  • Publication number: 20100064473
    Abstract: Attachment bolts and tensioned support systems (e.g., aircraft access systems) are set forth herein. According to one embodiment, an attachment bolt for use in a tensioned support system includes a head portion and a shaft portion extending from the head portion. The head portion has an end face, and the shaft portion has at least one thread and a tip distal to the head portion. A cavity extends entirely through the head and shaft portions and has a linearly extruded segment, an extended diameter at the end face, and an enlarged diameter at the tip. The extended diameter is larger than a diameter of the linearly extruded segment, and the enlarged diameter is larger than the diameter of the linearly extruded segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Ryan Draney, Grady Harrison
  • Patent number: 7657972
    Abstract: One embodiment of a handle attachment assembly formed in accordance with the present invention is provided. The handle attachment assembly may be used for removably attaching a handle to an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The handle attachment assembly may include a hand grip adapted to be gripped and held by a user and a clamp assembly. The clamp assembly may be coupled to the hand grip for removably attaching the hand grip to the elongate shaft between the proximal end and the distal end of the elongate shaft. The clamp assembly may include a first V-shaped clamp and a second V-shaped clamp. A fastening assembly may be used for driving the first V-shaped clamp toward the second V-shaped clamp to removably clamp the elongate shaft between the first and second V-shaped clamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Graeme Reid Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20090218813
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to an assembly comprising a multi-use torque fitting, a length of tubing, and a compressible ferrule, wherein the assembly is configured to couple an end of the length of tubing to a port of a fluid-handling device in a hermetically sealed or substantially leak-proof manner. Generally, the fitting is configured to provide a degree of compression to the compressible ferrule sufficient to prevent substantial fluid leakage at the ferrule/port interface. This fitting generally comprises a threaded body portion and a torque-limiting body portion, wherein the threaded body portion and the torque-limiting body portion are arranged substantially concentrically along a longitudinal axis of the fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: DIBA INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Gary C. Helstern
  • Publication number: 20080295284
    Abstract: A grip apparatus and method for use with hand held instruments and includes a hollow tubular section. An extension with a first end and a second end is connected with the hollow tubular section at the first end but not at the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Charles Jeffrey Dudley
  • Publication number: 20080282501
    Abstract: The invention relates to an annular disc of bent sheet material (21) with at least one junction at which the annulus is closed. Furthermore, a method for producing an annular disc is disclosed, comprising the steps of: (a) providing a sheet material; (b) bending the sheet material into an annular disc; (c) severing the sheet material, so that an annular disc with a junction at which the annulus is open is provided; (d) closing the junction, so that an annular disc with a junction at which the annulus is closed is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicants: UMICORE AG & CO. KG, ABB TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Dietmar Gentsch, Georg Ptaschek
  • Publication number: 20080222843
    Abstract: A two-part protector for a pipe end provided with an external thread or internal thread has a substantially cylindrical thread part of plastic material that covers the thread of the pipe end and further has a sleeve of metal that is also substantially cylindrical and supports the threaded part rearwardly. The threaded part and the sleeve engage one another lockingly by locking projections and locking cutouts. The sleeve, with a terminal edge that is leading when realizing the locking action, is pressed at least near the locking recesses tightly against the threaded part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: THREAD GUARD TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventor: George A. Kovacs
  • Publication number: 20030070257
    Abstract: A plastic ferrule including a centering section having a tubular body. The tubular body is provided with an outer-circumferential centering reference surface and a center axis of the centering reference surface. The centering section includes a resinous outer tube part having the outer-circumferential centering reference surface and provided, along the center axis, with a coated-fiber holding bore for securely accommodating a coated optical fiber and a fixing bore extending from the coated-fiber holding bore, the outer tube part forming a tubular wall with a generally uniform thickness as a whole. The centering section also includes an inner tube part fixed to the fixing bore of the outer tube part and provided along the center axis with an uncoated-fiber holding bore, communicating with the coated-fiber holding bore, for securely accommodating an uncoated optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Applicant: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Eietsu Takahashi, Kazuo Nomura, Susumu Yamamoto, Hiroshi Matsumiya, Osamu Daikuhara, Shinichiro Kawaguchi, Noboru Shimizu, Hideo Miyazawa, Koji Watanabe, Hirohiko Tsugane, Naoki Ikemori
  • Patent number: 6101701
    Abstract: A reinforcement ring (10) for rotating bodies, for example commutators, comprises at least one metal ring (12) having a rectangular cross-section and a fiberglass ring (14) having a rectangular cross-section, the metal ring and the fiberglass ring both being connected at their end faces to form a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Comtrade Handelsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Joze Potocnik, Ivan Cerin, Boris Krzisnik
  • Patent number: 5921700
    Abstract: A transition piece for use on tools of the type having a tool head with a socket to receive a tool handle. The transition piece includes a hollow cylindrical body and an annular skirt extending from the cylindrical body and encircling the body to define a recess for receiving the end of a tool head socket. A lower portion of the body is provided with slots to define a split end, and such insertion of a tool handle through the transition piece causes the split end to be biased radially outwardly into engagement with the tool head socket. In addition, the transition piece provides a smooth visual transition between the handle and the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: True Temper Hardware Company
    Inventors: Stephen Thomas Haver, Robert Leroy Diekman
  • Patent number: 5607154
    Abstract: A hockey stick replacement system includes a coupler adapted to receive a wooden hockey stick shaft at one end and a replacement blade at the other; the replaceable blade being made of either conventional wood or of aluminum. The aluminum replaceable blade possesses a textured blade surface and is contoured to emulate a conventional wooden hockey stick blade. The system allows players to attach new blades onto previously broken wooden sticks, thus preserving the life of a wooden stick shaft, and permits the use of different types of blades depending upon the performance level desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Inventors: Richard E. Meumann, Richard C. Meumann
  • Patent number: 5451045
    Abstract: A golf flag stick with a drainage ferrule having a plurality of valleys or grooves and a plurality of lands or projections in its outer circumferential surface. The lands engaging the inner surface of a ferrule socket in a putting cup while the grooves allow water, sand and other debris to pass through the ferrule socket while the ferrule is in the socket because the plurality of grooves and the ferrule socket define drainage apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1995
    Assignee: Par Aide Products Company
    Inventor: Stephen J. Garske
  • Patent number: 5289613
    Abstract: An end cover for a cord comprises a clinch, a pull member, and a cap. The clinch grips a side portion of an end portion of the cord. The pull member has a handle so that the handle is able to be pulled to pull the cord into the cap, with the clinch engaging the side portion, whereby the end cover is retained on the end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Inventor: Michael L. Kohl
  • Patent number: 5275225
    Abstract: A swag support comprising an elongated tubular rod and a longitudinal slot at the rear side of the rod. Each swag holder includes a head portion mounted in the slot in the rod; an arm portion extending upwardly from the head and a C-shaped front portion that extends from the arm portion over the top of the rod and in spaced relation to the front and bottom of the rod and terminates in the distal end spaced from the bottom of the rod to allow a fabric swag scarf to be introduced into the swag holders from below the rod. Each swag holder has a fabric clip for holding an upper portion of the fabric swag scarf at a rear side of the rod and each swag holder also has a plurality of fingers on an inner side of the C-shaped front portion which define a plurality of fabric fold receiving slots at spaced locations along the C-shaped front portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: Springs Window Fashions Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo M. Marasco, John W. LeClaire, James A. Raisbeck
  • Patent number: 5234417
    Abstract: A ferrule for use as a medical device which makes mechanical connection with external connector tubes is provided; the ferrule comprises an inner wall defining a conduit extending between an inlet opening and an outlet opening; a first taper lock surface is defined by a first region of the inner wall for forming a taper lock with a first connector portion having first dimensions; and a second taper lock surface is defined by a second region of the inner wall for forming a taper lock with a second connector portion having second dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: Medical Innovations Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen K. Parks, Udi Fishman, Christine Decaria, Harry Park
  • Patent number: 5206972
    Abstract: Device for closing the end of a section (1) of U-shaped cross section having a bottom (10) and two flanges (12) provided near the open face of the section with a rail (13) turned toward said bottom (10), characterized in that it includes a ferrule (2) carrying on its lower side two lugs (21) and on its upper side two positioning nipples (22) and two hooks (23) having slots (24) and a stop piece formed by a spindle (3) engaging into the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Assignee: P.G.E.P., Professional General Electric Products
    Inventors: Jean C. Nudelmont, Amedee Gagliardi
  • Patent number: 5088153
    Abstract: In a trophy having a figurine mounted on a support base, an adapter or ferrule permits ready assembly and inter-change of the figurine. The adapter is mounted in a bore of the support base. The adapter has a tubular wall defining a central passage which axially receives a threaded rod of the figurine. One or more resilient, deformable gripping fingers is formed integrally with the tubular wall and extends into the central passage. Each gripping finger has an associated slot extending through the tubular wall. A first portion of each gripping finger is outwardly displaceable by the threaded rod through its associated slot, while a second portion of each gripping finger projects inwardly of the passage to grippingly engage the threaded rod. The gripping fingers are severable from the adapter by a twisting force applied to the threaded rod received in the central passage for ready release of the threaded rod from the adapter. The adapter can be replaced for mounting a different figurine on the support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Kenneth R. Winder
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Winder, Ann M. Wilkins
  • Patent number: 5051543
    Abstract: A grounding ferrule is characterized by a generally cylindrical hollow member having at least three equiangularly circumferentially spaced axially extending slots which cooperate to define a plurality of circumferentially adjacent webs. Each web has a plurality of radially inwardly extending protrusions provided on the inner surface thereof. The ferrule responds to a radially inwardly directed crimping force applied circumferentially to the exterior surface of the webs by deflecting radially inwardly to define a constricted central region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: David E. McGuire
  • Patent number: 4825504
    Abstract: An end cap for selective installation on rod ends of different diameters. The end cap is a cup-like member having an annular side wall extending between a closed end and an open end. Adjacent the open end, the annular side wall has a substantially cylindrical section which leads to a tapered section of gradually reducing diameter toward the closed end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Lee-Rowan Company
    Inventor: Charles F. Camilleri
  • Patent number: 4630330
    Abstract: A fastening clip configured for rotation in a housing bore, the clip fashioned to house a beveled terminal region of a linkage of circular cross-section. So that the clip rotates spontaneously into a correct installation position during assembly of the linkage, a plurality of clip orifices are provided and the walls of an associated introductory channel are beveled so that an introductory bevel extends from every point on the edge of the clip to intersect a clip orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Manfred Keller, Rudi Kolle, Winfried Schreiber, Klaus Claar
  • Patent number: 4429018
    Abstract: A method for making a powdered metal ferrule by compacting and sintering powdered metal to have a density of at least 80 percent of the theoretical maximum compacted density and an elongation of at least 2.9 percent; and powdered metal ferrule having a density of at least 80 percent of theoretical maximum compacted density and an elongation of at least 2.9 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1984
    Assignee: The Gates Rubber Company
    Inventor: Robert E. Stuemky
  • Patent number: 4282627
    Abstract: A one piece fairlead grommet for protecting an aircraft control cable where penetrating a bulkhead or cable support panel. The fairlead grommet has a generally cylindrical body with frustro conically shaped flanges and a through-slot, generally, longitudinally oriented. The slot forms an angle with a radius line drawn from the center of the grommet bore to permit the slot surfaces to be readily offset and the grommet collapsed around the control cable for installation with the control cable in place. The slot is further biased on a diagonal with respect to the horizontal axis of the grommet bore to ensure a wearing surface in contact with the cable at the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1981
    Assignee: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
    Inventor: James W. Downing
  • Patent number: 4253213
    Abstract: A paint brush including a ferrule having a serrated skirt portion providing ribs and grooves which orient the bristle filaments and eliminate any gaps between the bristles and the ferrule. The serrated skirt portion may also slope inwardly and interact with a spacer member to help hold the bristles in the desired oriented condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1981
    Assignee: The Wooster Brush Company
    Inventor: Frank Marino
  • Patent number: 4232712
    Abstract: A heat-recoverable article for protecting a conduit, for example, an electric cable, where its conductors pass through an aperture in a bulkhead, in order, for example, to prevent chafing; the article has an inner expansible and an outer shrinkable sleeve, the outer jacket of the cable terminating in an annular space between the sleeves, the space shrinking on heating of the article; one end of the inner sleeve is expansible to grip the bulkhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1980
    Assignee: Raychem Limited
    Inventor: David T. Squires
  • Patent number: 4218840
    Abstract: A liner adapted for insertion in an opening formed in ice on the surface of a body of water comprises a generally cylindrical body having at one end a peripheral flange. The body and the flange are slotted to enable the diameter of the body to be reduced for insertion in the opening, and the material from which the liner is made is sufficiently resilient to enable the body to expand into engagement with the side of the opening following insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1980
    Inventor: Robert J. Cohee
  • Patent number: 4156299
    Abstract: A tube ferrule for a heat exchanger such for example as a condenser, a boiler, a refrigeration unit, or the like, having the shape of a longitudinally or axially split generally tubular or cylindrical ferrule having radially outwardly extending edge flanges adapted to be compressed and inserted so as to surround the portion of a tube occupying a circular opening in a support plate somewhat larger than the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1973
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1979
    Assignee: The Detroit Edison Company
    Inventor: Lewis R. Kovac
  • Patent number: 4155125
    Abstract: A lens suitable for implantation in the eye is provided with iris clips formed of plastic filaments each having at least one of its ends fastened to the lens. Ends of the clips to be fastened are ferruled and beaded for secure and permanent affixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: American Optical Corporation
    Inventors: Richard F. Woodcock, William Richards
  • Patent number: 4139915
    Abstract: A lens suitable for implantation in the eye is provided with iris clips formed of plastic filaments each having at least one of its ends fastened to the lens. Ends of the clips to be fastened are ferruled for secure and permanent affixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Assignee: American Optical Corporation
    Inventors: William Richards, Bernard Grolman
  • Patent number: 4106156
    Abstract: A plurality of ring members each having a hard metal inner ring portion, a concentric elastomeric outer ring portion and a layer of elastomeric material bounding at least one radial face, are held by a cylindrical member in a stacked relation with the open centers of the ring members aligned. A pair of end plates, each having a wire rope aperature aligned with the open centers of the ring members, are secured together by a plurality of fasteners thereby retaining the cylindrical member between them. When a tensioned wire rope or the like passing through the open centers of the ring members bears sideways against the hard metal inner ring portions, the elastomeric outer ring portions distort to allow a bending line of contact between the wire rope and the hard metal inner ring portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1978
    Inventors: Sidney L. Fisher, Harry S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 4087889
    Abstract: A C-shaped wire connecting sleeve is formed having a plurality of elongated ribs pressed into part of its back portion which in turn is joined by two semi-circular end gripping portions. Upon being compressed about an enclosed wire or cable, the ribs not only strengthen the sleeve to resist undesired opening but minimize the inside radius of the enclosing sleeve to further increase the sleeve's compressive gripping force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1978
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Saneisha Seisakusho
    Inventors: Shintaro Ohba, Nobuhiko Hirose, Nobuhiro Sugihara, Takayuki Aikawa
  • Patent number: 4059866
    Abstract: A rope clamp having a sleeve of plastic malleable material with an axial center hole of substantially the same cross-section throughout the entire length of the sleeve. The wall thickness of the sleeve is thinnest at the mid portion thereof and thickest at the end portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1977
    Assignee: Firma Bernex
    Inventor: Bernhard Rohland