Fastener And Tool Patents (Class 206/230)
  • Patent number: 10513377
    Abstract: A closure (100, 100A, 100B, 100C, 100D, 100F, 100G, 100H, 100I) having a base (112, 112A, 112B, 112C, 112D, 112F, 112G, 112H, 112I), a lid (116, 116A, 116B, 116D, 116F, 116I), and a utensil (124, 124A, 124B, 124E, 124F, 124G, 124I) is provided for a container (104). One of the base (112, 112A, 112B, 112C, 112D, 112F, 112G, 112H, 112I) and the lid (116, 116A, 116B, 116D, 116F, 116I) includes a raised platform region (198, 198A) for releasably holding the utensil (124, 124A, 124B, 124E, 124F, 124G, 124I) and includes a recessed region (194, 194A) such that a handle portion (172, 172B, 172E, 172F, 172G, 172I) of the utensil (124, 124A, 124B, 124E, 124F, 124G, 124I) projects beyond the platform region (198, 198A) over the recessed region (194, 194A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: APTARGROUP, iNC
    Inventors: Franz Lenz, Nils Deringer, Timothy Mazurkiewicz
  • Patent number: 9216482
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for marking positions for burglar alarm sensor elements on a door, the door attached to a frame having a header including comprising the steps of providing a marking apparatus the marking apparatus including an arm, a positioning member with a longitudinal centerline attached to the arm, and punch point attached to the positioning member, the punch point being aligned with the longitudinal centerline of the positioning member; at least partially opening the door; placing the positioning member in a hole in the header and closing the door; while the door is closed causing the positioning member to make a mark on the top of the door; and opening the door and removing the positioning member from the hole in the header; and causing an opening to be made in the door at the location of the mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Joseph Morales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8833584
    Abstract: The disclosed aspects relate to a dispensing closure that comprises a utensil retention mechanism. The utensil retention mechanism can comprise at least two outward extending tabs that can be located on a lid portion of the dispensing closure. The at least two outward extending tabs can be positioned on the lid portion such that a section of a utensil can be securely engaged and retained by the at least two outward extending tabs. The dispensing closure can comprise a stay open mechanism, in an aspect. In another aspect, the dispensing closure can comprise a sift-resistance feature. In a further aspect, the dispensing closure can comprise a flex-lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Weatherchem Corporation
    Inventor: Brian David Groubert
  • Patent number: 8640759
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a mobile phone film positioner, comprising a housing, on which a recess for accommodating a mobile phone and mobile phone film is provided, the recess is provided with positioning grooves on two ends thereof, the positioning grooves have projections on the bottoms thereof for positioning the mobile phone film; the present invention further discloses a mobile phone film with positioning structure, to be used with the mobile phone positioner described above, the protective layer of the film is provided with lugs in the corresponding positions thereof, the lugs are provided with positioning holes corresponding to the projections. The positioner and film disclosed in the present invention simplifies the positioning process between the film and screen, making the whole manipulation of film application become simple and time-saving, even the common users could finish the job easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Jiangmen Vipo Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zibin Chen
  • Patent number: 8567596
    Abstract: A kit holding a film sheet and a miniature squeegee may also include a bottle of an activation solution for an adhesive on the film sheet. The film sheet corresponds in size and shape to a display of an electronic device. Excess solution is removed from the display while evenly distributing the adhesive using wiping motions with the squeegee. In a dry adhesive application, a cover sheet over the adhesive is perforated so that one portion of the cover sheet may be removed for adhering one part of the film sheet to the display, and after securing the one part, the remainder of the cover sheet is removed to adhere the remainder of the film sheet to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Zagg Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew C. Mason, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120085665
    Abstract: A multi-purpose tool may be comprised of a body having a gripping configuration on the outer surface of the body and a lengthwise bore through the center of the body for a sleeve. The multi-purpose tool has a socket located in the sleeve at a first end of the sleeve and a crown located at the second end of the body to receive various fasteners, such as flange and wing nuts. The sleeve has a lengthwise bore through the center of the sleeve for long bolts or to accept a tool shaft. The tool shaft may accept various tool bits, and the tool shaft may be inserted into and engaged with the sleeve bore along its length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Chris Gnatz
  • Publication number: 20100230565
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surface attachment device that can be bonded to a surface. The surface attachment device may store, mix and dispense adhesive to form a bond with a surface. Also disclosed are accessories for use with the surface attachment device and a method of attaching accessories to a surface using the surface attachment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy P. Walsh
  • Patent number: 7784610
    Abstract: A kit apparatus has a package holding at least one film sheet having an adhesive layer on one side, a bottle containing a solution for activating the adhesive layer of the film sheet, and a miniature squeegee. The film sheet, bottle of solution and squeegee are secured within the package. The sheet corresponds in extent to a surface of an electronic device, preferably a surface of a display device of the electronic device. The solution is used for initially cleaning the surface that is to receive the sheet and finally to wet the adhesive layer in order to secure the sheet in place. Excess solution is removed from the surface while evenly distributing the adhesive using wiping motions with the squeegee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Andrew Mason
  • Patent number: 7389869
    Abstract: A kit apparatus has a molded support card holding a plurality of film sheets each having an adhesive layer on one side, a spray bottle containing a cleaning and activating solution enabled for activating the adhesive layers of the film sheets, and a squeegee. The film sheets are secured within a first pocket in the support card, the squeegee secured within a second pocket in the support card, and the spray bottle is secured within a recess in the support card. Plural tabs extend over the recess for holding the spray bottle securely within the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Inventor: Andrew C. Mason, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7310841
    Abstract: A stationery assembly includes a body and a partition formed on a bottom of the body for closing the body. A sound device is received in the chamber. A stapler is upwardly secured on a bottom of the body. A lighting device is mounted in a front end of the body. A first trough is defined in a top of the body. A second trough and a third trough are respectively defined in two opposite sides of the body. A first insertion, a second insertion and a third insertion are respectively and partially inserted into the first trough, the second trough and the third trough. A fourth trough is defined in a rear end of the body and a fourth insertion is partially inserted into the fourth trough. The body, the first insertion, the second insertion, the third insertion and the fourth insertion are assembled to form a dolphin model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Big Elephant Mold, Industry Co, Ltd.
    Inventor: Elephant Chen
  • Publication number: 20070289885
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fastening system that is adapted for secring a sheathing board to an associated framing member. The system includes a feedband for retaining a series of fasteners and a powered drill for sequentially driving the fasteners. The feedband is made from a membrane of a polymeric compound. As the fastener is driven into the sheathing board, a portion of the membrane tears away from the surrounding feedband and becomes seated beneath the fastener. This acts to seal the penetration point and prevent water intrusion and otherwise prevents deterioration of the sheathing board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Robert J. Hauber, Mark E. Hennis, Michael P. Fahey
  • Patent number: 6887002
    Abstract: A keyboard cover has a rectangular transparent film made of a soft material and having an upper side, a bottom side, two long sides and two short sides. Two first reinforcing strips are formed at the bottom side and respectively at the two long sides of the film. Two second reinforcing strips are formed at the bottom side and respectively at the two short sides of the film. Two elastic strips are respectively formed beneath the first reinforcing strips. Each of the elastic strips has two ends respectively bent upwards and inwards and fastened at the corresponding corners of the film. Whereby, a user's fingers will not directly touch a covered keyboard to prevent the keyboard from being contaminated by dirt or bacteria on a user's fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventor: Yu-Pao Chen
  • Patent number: 5706974
    Abstract: A lid for a container designed to contain powder or granular materials includes a lip on an interior or bottom surface of the lid for selectively attaching a scoop. The lip is resiliently deformable when an edge of the scoop is pressed against it. This deforming creates an interference fit, thereby securing the scoop to the undersurface of the lid. When the scoop is to be used, it can be easily removed from the lid without the need for rooting and searching within the container for the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Brian Kendall Murdick, Thomas Walter Osip
  • Patent number: 5624638
    Abstract: A personal, miniaturized, multipurpose test kit for performing a plurality of chemical tests and procedures, which include interchangeable multifunctional elements connecting adapted for arrangement of multiple test configurations including a portable container, at least one component body element adapted for providing a reactor reservoir, at least one access cap, a coupling device for coupling multiple components, fasteners typically pop in-pop out fastening devices all constructed of impact proof, damage resistant material, adapted to perform experiments using small amounts of solvents and samples while preserving the accuracy precision and manual control, wherein a plurality of test modules may be rapidly selectively set up to conduct a plurality of procedures and tests including pressure-volume, titration, precipitation, density, electro-chemistry, (galvanic or voltaic), chromatography, viscosity, diffusion wherein liquid or gas, molecular weights, melting points, boiling points, thermodynamics, solid gas
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Davcotech, Inc.
    Inventor: David F. Negrotti
  • Patent number: 5002818
    Abstract: An adhesive mixture reworkably adheres electronic integrated circuit dies to hybrid microcircuit substrates, and includes a thermosetting epoxy resin. A thermoplastic resin additive allows the mixture to retain the high adhesive strength of the epoxy resin up to approximately C., or the upper limit of the operating and testing temperature range of the dies, and then soften sufficiently to enable defective dies to be removed at a temperature of preferably between C. and C. without damage to the substrate or adjacent dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventors: James J. Licari, Gabriel G. Bakhit
  • Patent number: 4927697
    Abstract: Flux residue drawn by capillary action into the small gap between a conductor pattern support e.g. a printed circuit board, and a leadless electronic component surface mounted on the support is hard to remove and may corrode the conductor pattern. Herein the component is fixed to the support by a pad of adhesive elastomer so as to give a larger and hence more easily cleanable gap between component and support and the component connector pads are coupled to the conductor pattern by way of solder pillars formed by pre-loading the component connector pads and the pattern with precisely defined amounts of solder and, e.g. during a vapor phase re-flow, causing the pre-loads to merge and form the solder pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: British Aerospace Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Peter F. Hill
  • Patent number: 4887713
    Abstract: A window washer caddy includes a box having a bottom providing an internal floor, opposed ends and opposed sides and an open top. A partition has a carrying aperture and divides the box into first and second portions. A spindle has a lower end secured to the floor at a location within the first portion and projects upwardly from the floor to an upper free end for receiving thereon and holding a roll of paper towels. The first portion also provides space for a conventional bottle of window washing liquid, and the second portion provides space for used paper towels. A pair of spaced hooks provide for releasably hanging the caddy from a rung of a ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Inventor: Donna D. Tupper
  • Patent number: 4867305
    Abstract: My copending application Ser. No. 41,421 filed Apr. 23, 1987, now abandoned disclosed a (throw-away) packaging construction for Sterilized Dental Bits. These drill bits are so constructed and arranged that it is unnecessary for the Dentist or his assistant to touch the drill bits prior to the time that the bits are used with respect to each particular patient. The necessity for this construction came about to overcome the fear that many dental patients have of being contaminated by a communicable disease such as "Aids", where the Dentist or his assistant touches the drill bits used to drill out decayed portions of teeth that need "filling", or where a drill bit is used that has been previously used on another patient. My copending application discloses individual drill bits packaged in individual containers and closed by individualized closure members after the drill bits have been sterilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Inventor: Heidemarie Schneider
  • Patent number: 4730726
    Abstract: The sealed package is sterilized with a sterilant gas such as ethylene oxide prior to application of a desiccant pack. The desiccant pack is applied after sterilization and held in place by a metallic foil which is impermeable to moisture. A moisture permeable layer separates the desiccant pack from the plastic tray-like layer in which the surgical instrument is disposed. Absorbable co-polymer staples are maintained moisture-free by virtue of the desiccant pack being located on the opposite side of the moisture permeable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventor: Henry A. Holzwarth
  • Patent number: 4662518
    Abstract: The invention is designed to use with lottery tickets. It includes a container to hold at least ten lottery tickets. The container houses a scraper designed to remove the coating from the tickets, a protective lip which covers the "void if removed" section of the ticket, and a slot to allow for easy disposal of the residue coating through the bottom of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Inventors: Peggy L. Chiappetta, Brenda S. Maggio
  • Patent number: 4586228
    Abstract: A composite seal-installing driver includes an elongated base or handle portion with a socket in one end and any selected one of a plurality of interchangeable adapters each having an end projection manually fittable in the base socket so as to connect the base and the adapter. Each adapter has a flat flange for engaging the back of an annular seal to be installed in the hole of the transmission housing into which a shaft of the transmission projects and a central cylindrical projection over which the seal ring is fitted and slid rearward into engagement with the flange. The cylindrical projection is fitted into the transmission housing hole and guides movement of the seal toward the hole. Force is applied to the base of the driver to press-fit the seal into the hole. The diameters and lengths of the central projections of the adapters vary so that, by selecting the appropriate adapter, seals of different sizes can be installed in transmissions of different manufacturers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Inventor: Charles A. Rodolf
  • Patent number: 4531633
    Abstract: A latch security kit comprising a pair of templates for positioning at predetermined positions respectively on a door and door jamb adjacent the door latch and staple, the templates indicating the positioning of studs to be affixed to the door and door jamb so that the studs will be mutually interspersed when the door is closed onto the jamb, and a set of studs to be inserted in the position defined by the templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1985
    Inventor: Leighton D. Evans
  • Patent number: 4409182
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the colorimetric testing of non-opaque fluids that comprises compact test kit apparatus made from readily available plastic components, and sets of such test kits made even more compact by a combination of chemistries for certain tests that simplifies and improves the accuracy of those tests while reducing the number of test kits required in a set. The colorimeter component of each test kit provides non-opaque colored plastic windows made from readily available commercial materials that are accurately color controlled. The colorimeter also makes automatic correction of the color windows to compensate for any initial coloration in the fluid being tested. The colorimeter also serves as the container for one complete kit and allows a set of kits to hang from closely spaced hooks to conserve space and make them exceptionally convenient to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1983
    Inventor: F. Sutherland Macklem
  • Patent number: 4387805
    Abstract: An arrowhead case and arrowhead wrench. Both the arrowhead case and the arrowhead wrench include rib members. The rib members grippingly engage a shaft of an arrowhead between its blades and maintain the arrowhead in a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1983
    Assignee: Flambeau Corporation
    Inventor: Charles A. Lanius
  • Patent number: 4378065
    Abstract: This invention relates to a portable, hand-operated, staple magazine holder for supplying staples to a work location. The staple magazine holder comprises in combination, an elongated housing having a slot for slidably receiving a plastic strip containing a plurality of staples of a predetermined height, and an extension from said housing through which said staples pass upon exiting from said housing. The extension has a vertical dimension less than said predetermined height such that the staples, contained in and moved by said plastic strip, will project above and below said extension. Additionally, the staple magazine holder includes means for indexing the movement of the staples, and for loading the holder with staples. To operate the staple magazine holder, the user moves the staple containing strip a predetermined distance to expose a staple in said extension. In this position the staple may be anchored in a post by striking the crown portion of the staple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1983
    Inventor: Frank S. Smirne
  • Patent number: 4341302
    Abstract: A package comprising an integral tray and separable tool or paddle for delivering material components from one depression of the tray to another and for subsequently mixing them prior to their use. It is designed for storing component materials in a multiple component system, such as a thermosetting resin system. Material is accurately transferred from one depression to the other by the associated tool. The interior surfaces of the depressions are complementary to the configuration of the intersecting edges of the tool or paddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: United Fillers Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Baker, Alfred G. Baker
  • Patent number: 4212388
    Abstract: An applicator in kit form for spraying a rust inhibitor to the inside surfaces of the body of a vehicle.The applicator kit includes a flexible tube joined in fluid communication with a rigid nozzle to direct inhibitor spray to otherwise inaccessible surface areas. A metal punch and plug are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1980
    Inventor: Fred P. Vacha
  • Patent number: 4172523
    Abstract: An applicator for use in connection with a retaining ring supply, which comprises a plurality of retaining rings detachably connected to each other so as to form a strip. The applicator is in the form of a sheath having a flat passage therethrough extending in the longitudinal direction of the sheath and being dimensioned to slidably receive and guide therethrough a strip of retaining rings. The strip has at least one window in at least one of its wide sides, which window leads from the outside surface of the sheath into the flat passage and is so dimensioned as to permit a finger, for instance, a thumb of a person to pass through said window easily and to engage a strip of retaining rings in said sheath to selectively advance the same by one ring at a time, so as to have one ring at a time project from one end of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1979
    Assignee: Walter Becker
    Inventor: David E. Weglage
  • Patent number: 4154343
    Abstract: See-through packaging for the self-service sale of furniture hinges in small quantities, consisting of a plastic box of appropriate size serving for the accomodation of the hinges, having a rectangular or square bottom and sidewalls projecting upwardly at right angles from the bottom, and being closeable by a cover of transparent plastic material. One of the sidewalls of the box has a lower height in comparison to the other sidewalls, and a flat wall section extending downwardly from the cover closes the opening formed above the wall of lower height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager KG
    Inventors: Karl Lautenschlager, Horst Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 4114329
    Abstract: An anchoring arrangement kit includes a drilling tool adapted to drill a generally cylindrical anchoring hole in a support structure. The kit further includes a support arrangement which supports the drill for rocking or orbiting motion to thereby enlarge the bottom region of the cylindrical hole, the arrangement including an abutment member which is stationary, and a cover member which rotates with the drilling tool during the undercutting operation, these members having complementary concave and convex contact surfaces for the rocking or orbiting motion of the drilling tool. The kit further includes a plurality of anchoring elements each having an anchoring member and a cap member surrounding the trailing end portion of the anchoring member so as to support the anchoring element at an open end of the hole with a clearance between the anchoring member and the surface bounding the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Assignee: Artur Fischer
    Inventors: Artur Fischer, Klaus Fischer
  • Patent number: 4061225
    Abstract: A tool for inserting thumb tacks comprising a handle having a neck-down portion near its one end with a recess in that end containing a magnet therein permitting picking up a thumb tack and holding it in a position for insertion, the neck-down portion of the tool permitting applying thumb pressure. The other end of the tool is rounded to allow application of additional pressure, if needed, with the heel of the hand. Also disclosed is a container for holding the thumb tacks in a manner that they can be easily picked up and also including a recess for the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1977
    Inventor: George F. Pettitt
  • Patent number: 4043452
    Abstract: A miniature electrical connector comprising an insulative body having spaced, parallel connector pins extending therethrough and held in place by a combination of abutment surfaces on the pins and block, and C-rings on the pins. In assembling the connector, the C-rings are formed as part of a metal stamping, and are urged as a unit onto corresponding ones of the pins extending through the body. The C-rings are released from the stamping by bending the latter along suitably formed fracture lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Inventor: Milton I. Ross