Including Fastener Patents (Class 206/231)
  • Patent number: 10602821
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a soft-sided carry-all bag containing fixed insulated and non-insulated compartments for extensive storage of various items needed for everyday use including, among other things, food, footwear, laptop computers, cellular phones, books and notebooks, writing or eating utensils, water and drinks bottles, eyeglasses, coins, wallets, credit cards, cosmetics, toiletries, and clothing. The bag is meant to provide an individual with a means for consolidating such various items of everyday use without sacrificing aesthetic features, and generally includes a flexible main compartment for the storage of larger items, a rigid insulated compartment for the storage of perishable items, and a rigid non-insulated compartment for the storage of smaller items, each with separate access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Ta'Loria Da'Shea Young, Eunice Damaris Martinez-Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10207046
    Abstract: A template frame for holding a container and one or more additional components in a predetermined first arrangement is disclosed. The template frame has a first pair of stanchions for engaging the container; and additional pairs of stanchions provided for engaging the one or more additional components, wherein each of the additional pairs of stanchions is for engaging one of the one or more additional components, wherein the stanchions are arranged on the template frame for holding the container and the one or more additional components out of direct physical contact from one another in the predetermined first arrangement to be subsequently assembled into a second arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Webster, Steven Zigler, Gregory James Simmons
  • Patent number: 10208494
    Abstract: A roof plug is provided that includes a plug member and a tray member. The tray member includes a recessed portion and a flange portion and is made of a rigid material. The recessed portion includes a base, has at least one opening disposed therein, and has a plurality of side walls each extending upwardly from the base to the flange portion. The flange portion is also oriented outward from a top edge of the plurality of side walls of the recessed portion. The plug member fits into the recessed portion of the tray member. At least one opening in the base provides visual inspection of the plug member when located in the recessed portion. The product serves to plug a hole left behind by a static roof vent when converting to other methods of roof ventilation. Generally, the product can be used to fill any holes in the roof deck sized 8?×8? or 12?×12?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Verscene, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick T. Nobbe, Scott C. Van Wey, Kevin J. Bickford
  • Patent number: 9970206
    Abstract: A roof plug is provided that includes a plug member and a tray member. The tray member includes a recessed portion and a flange portion and is made of a rigid material. The recessed portion includes a base, has at least one opening disposed therein, and has a plurality of side walls each extending upwardly from the base to the flange portion. The flange portion is also oriented outward from a top edge of the plurality of side walls of the recessed portion. The plug member fits into the recessed portion of the tray member. At least one opening in the base provides visual inspection of the plug member when located in the recessed portion. The product serves to plug a hole left behind by a static roof vent when converting to other methods of roof ventilation. Generally, the product can be used to fill any holes in the roof deck sized 8?×8? or 12?×12?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Verscene, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick T. Nobbe, Scott C. Van Wey, Kevin J. Bickford
  • Patent number: 9943956
    Abstract: A canvas tool caddy designed to removably fit over the handle of a rolling tool chest with telescopic handle. The canvas tool caddy is meant to supplement the tool storage of the rolling tool chest. The canvas caddy is removable from the rolling tool chest telescopic handle. The tool caddy optionally has one or more flexible, bendable spines, to bend the flat tool supporting base wall surface substrate into an open planar flat display configuration which retains its shape while supported on the handle of the rolling tool chest. The rolling tool chest's telescopic handles provide upward load forces counteracting downward load forces of the handle, and the equilibrium is spread equally along an internal horizontal spine, to keep the tool caddy open when opened from a close transport state to an open viewable, tool accessible state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Jerry R. Giamanco, Kenneth Campanelli
  • Patent number: 9600696
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a lockout condition of a component includes a lockout device, a lock unit, and a reader. The lockout device is moveable between a lockout condition blocking operation of the component and an access condition permitting operation of the component. The lock unit is configured to be secured to a lockout interface of the lockout device to secure the lockout device in the lockout condition. One of the lockout device and the lock unit includes a communication module configured to communicate a data signal including an identification code identifying the one of the lockout device and the lock unit. The reader is remote from the one of the lockout device and the lock unit, and is configured to receive the data signal at least when the lockout device is assembled with the component and the lock unit is secured to the lockout interface of the lockout device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: MASTER LOCK COMPANY LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Ebner
  • Publication number: 20140328978
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a kit of parts comprising a cooking bag for storing food to be cooked in a microwave oven, the cooking bag having a cooking bag opening, and a pressure release closure device, configured for restricting the cooking bag opening when attaching the pressure release closure device at the exterior of the cooking bag thereby contracting the cooking bag opening so as to establish a steam conduit whereby gas pressure in the cooking bag may be released from the cooking bag during cooking in a microwave oven. Further the present invention relates to a pressure release closure device and a method of preparing food using a pressure release closure device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroko Shimada-Kreft, Hock Seng Gordon Soh, Cagdas Celik
  • Publication number: 20140190849
    Abstract: A firearm cleaning kit includes a case having a first side, a second side, and a spine disposed between the first and second sides. The spine is joined to the first side and the second side along respective fold lines. The firearm cleaning kit includes a tool-holding insert secured to an interior region of the case, corresponding to the location of the spine. The tool-holding insert includes one or more tool-holders projecting in a direction normal to the plane of the spine. The tool-holder defines an inner cavity sized to secure, by friction fit, at least a portion of a firearm cleaning tool. The firearm cleaning kit further includes a fastener such a zipper for joining together the first and second side of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Otis Products, Inc. d/b/a Otis Technology
    Inventors: Nicholas Williams, Nancy Szewcyk-Davoy
  • Patent number: 8663768
    Abstract: An adhesive strip can adhere to objects and to a surface such as a surface in a vehicle passenger compartment to support the object within reach of the passengers. The adhesive strip is removable from the surface and provides a mechanism for folding the adhesive back so that the adhesive is covered and not free to attach unintentionally to objects or surfaces after removal from the initial surface. A method for using the strip allows the strip to be used to adhere objects to surfaces and then avoid adhering unintentionally after removal to other objects and surfaces. A method for making the adhesive strips is provided. A device for making the adhesive strips is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: El Ancla Bolsas Y Empagques, S. A. De C.V.
    Inventor: Marcos Gojman Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20120103982
    Abstract: A package and a method of assembling a package are provided. The package includes: a front wall connected to the rear wall by a first side wall and a second side wall; a first end portion and a second end portion disposed at opposite ends of the rear wall, front wall, first side wall, and second side wall; an elongated member; and at least one bracket for holding the elongated member by a clamping effect. A blank is also provided. The blank includes a plurality of panels foldably connected to one another and a bracket connected to one of the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: NEWELL WINDOW FURNISHINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian James McDonald, Tongchai Saesim
  • Publication number: 20110290698
    Abstract: A public notice posting kit, method and apparatus for posting a notice around a circumference of a support such as a post, tree and the like is provided. The kit includes a flexible waterproof transparent envelope for holding the public notice, and a stretchable mounting device for latitudinally attaching the envelope around the circumference of the support. The method involves inserting the public notice into a flexible waterproof transparent envelope; latitudinally stretching a mounting device around the circumference of the support; and attaching the mounting device to the envelope. The method may further include covering an opening in the envelope with a flap to protect the opening, and hence, public notice, from the external elements. The apparatus includes a flexible waterproof transparent envelope for holding the public notice; and a stretchable mounting device latitudinally and releasably connected to the envelope for attaching the envelope around the circumference of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Kenneth L. WILSON
  • Publication number: 20110180542
    Abstract: A plug made of a compressible and resilient material can be used in a method of reducing loss of fluid from a fluid-bearing system. The method can include locating an orifice in the fluid-bearing system, where said orifice is exposed by a disconnection of members of the fluid-bearing system; compressing the plug sufficiently so that at least the tip of the plug fits into the orifice, inserting the tip into the orifice; and then releasing the plug so that the plug expands to seal the orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Ryan Drollinger, Keith C. Drollinger
  • Patent number: 7926661
    Abstract: A self-contained portable kit that provides the convenience and ability to easily carry various items of personal value, sentimental value or necessity that bring comfort to the user of the kit, or other items for a variety of uses that are specific and personal to the user. The kit contains a closable, folding wallet having a plurality of sealable containers and a pricking device removably fastened to an inner surface of the wallet for storing a variety of items or substances. A closable pocket is coupled to another inner surface of the wallet for storing a variety of items. A method for producing the self-contained portable kit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: William Beeman
  • Publication number: 20110068025
    Abstract: A partition assembly kit including a receptacle, a sheet of material of a sufficient size to cover a standard-sized entry way, a roll of double-sided tape comprising a carrier material having a high-tack adhesive material on a first side of the carrier material and a low-tack adhesive material on a second side of the carrier material, wherein the first side of the carrier material has a peel adhesion greater than the second side of the carrier material, and at least one zipper having a length greater than 50% the height of the standard-sized entry way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: ZIPWALL, LLC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Whittemore
  • Publication number: 20100319196
    Abstract: A mounting kit and a method for connecting a sprinkler head to a coupling piece with threading, which is cast into a concrete ceiling. To enable installation of a sprinkler head concealed or visible in concrete ceilings, without costly steps for forming recesses in the concrete ceiling, it is proposed that the mounting kit include a hollow cylindrical cap with an end surface that is closed toward the outside of the concrete ceiling, a sleeve that encompasses the perimeter of the cap and a threaded element, which can be screwed into the threading and which separably connects the sleeve to the coupling piece. When the concrete ceiling is being cast, the cap is fastened to or on the concrete formwork on the outside of the concrete ceiling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: AQUATHERM BESITZGESELLSCHAFT GMBH & CO., KG
    Inventor: Maik ROSENBERG
  • Publication number: 20100300911
    Abstract: A file is provided. A case has a first opening. A first pocket is removably stored in the case through the first opening. The case is provided with a first magnet to be attachable to an attachment wall made of ferromagnetic material by magnetic force of the first magnet. The first pocket is provided with a second magnet to be attachable to the attachment wall by magnetic force of the second magnet in a state where that case is attached to the attachment wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: KING JIM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nayumi YAMADA, Masako NAITO, Yoshiaki MAEHARA
  • Publication number: 20090194439
    Abstract: A bicycle chain replacement part holder. In an embodiment, the part holder is a generally parallelepiped shaped resilient urethane rubber block with slight notches at the corner suitable for releasably securing the part holder in an interference snap-in fit pattern with the interior perimeter walls of a part holder aperture in a chain linking tool. Alternately, the part holder may be provided for separate use in a stand alone fashion. In an embodiment, a thru hole aperture is provided in the parts holder for use with a securing device, such as a key chain, so that the parts holder can be reliably secured to a known location, especially in the event that the parts holder is not secured to and within a chain linking tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Jimmy Dean Gross
  • Patent number: 7543701
    Abstract: The storage implement has a base plate and vertical and horizontal belts and is moved vertically so that it can be stored in any bag, and the user can pull the storage part up at hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventor: Keiko Suda
  • Publication number: 20090078598
    Abstract: A fragrance emitting patch kit including a compact having an internal compartment, and a plurality of fragrance emitting patches positioned within the internal compartment of the compact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Ricky Ray Burrow, Elaine M. Gannon, Joseph M. Luizzi, Pramod Mavinkurve, H. Michael Moscherosch, Vincent Parent
  • Publication number: 20090065382
    Abstract: A package is provided with a flexible skin and a multi-ring binding device attached to the flexible skin. One or more plastic bags are mated with the multi-ring binding device that receive and store products. The flexible skin wrap around the mated plastic bags to protect the bags when transported. The plastic bags may include a zipper that mates with a safety lock to seal and unseal the bag. The plastic bag may contain multiple compartments that are each separately sealable with a second re-sealable seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: ROAM PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Marnie R. Perri, Thomas J. Perri
  • Patent number: 7490724
    Abstract: A point-of-sale device carries an article having plural interfitting parts that must be fitted together by a human assembler after purchase, and includes a panel for enabling the device to be presented to a prospective purchaser at a retail shop. The panel includes a container in which the interfitting parts of the article in the assembled condition are located. The container has a transparent region through which the interfitting parts, in their assembled condition, can be seen by a prospective purchaser. The point-of-sale device is mounted on a horizontally extending, elongated element carried by a pegboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Micasa Trading Corporation
    Inventors: David Weck, Steven C. Berenson, Edson A. Mejia
  • Publication number: 20090041559
    Abstract: A fastener with a breakaway and methods of using the same. In one embodiment the fastener is a screw having a head and elongated stem, adapted to be easily manipulated by a user when using the screw as a fastener in a hinge or joint. A means of holding a screw by providing a breakaway tab or non-threaded portion of the elongated stem which can be used to align and insert the screw into a screw hole in the process of engaging threads in the screw hole with threads of the screw. After engaging the threads in the screw hole, such as after the screw has been essentially completely inserted into the screw hole, the breakaway tab or non-threaded portion of the elongated stem of the screw may be broken off at a breakaway and discarded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: Nancy Tedeschi
  • Publication number: 20090027862
    Abstract: An add-in card fastener is provided. The fastener includes a base, a pressing part, a latch and a supporting part. The base is fixed on an inner surface of a computer case. The pressing part is pivotally connected to the base. The pressing part has a pin located on a first surface of the pressing part to press an add-in card on a motherboard. The supporting part is connected to the base. The latch is located on one side of the supporting part and presses a second surface of the pressing part when the pressing part presses the add-in card. The second surface of the pressing part is opposite the first surface of the pressing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Lin-Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20080283425
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a two-component adhesion-promoter composition for surface pretreatment, comprising two components, the first component, K1, comprising at least one hydrolyzable adhesion promoter substance A which is selected from the group comprising organosilicon compounds, organotitanium compounds, organozirconium compounds, and mixtures thereof; and the second component, K2, comprising at least one compound B which reacts with the adhesion promoter substance A or triggers or catalyzes condensation of the adhesion promoter substance A, and the first and the second components in the unopened state being present in two compartments (1, 2) separated from one another by at least one dividing wall (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Gerald Trabesinger, Gerhard Zingerle, Wolf-Rudiger Huck, Stefan Junge
  • Publication number: 20080210589
    Abstract: A package (1) for pharmaceutical, medical or similar products, particularly pesticides or plant protection products, comprising a substantially flat element (2) for supporting indications (T) prescribed for a pharmaceutical, medical or similar product, particularly a pesticide or plant protection product, a first receptacle (3) for containing a container (4) of the product which is formed in the substantially flat element (2), and first means (5) for connecting the container (4) and the substantially flat element (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: LAMEPLAST S.P.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Fontana
  • Publication number: 20080105571
    Abstract: A glove shaper kit for drying, forming and merchandising a golf glove is disclosed. The kit includes a moisture absorbing glove form having four fingers substantially parallel with each other proceeding from a wrist area with a hole formed in the wrist area, where the hole has an animal shape associated with a professional sports figure, means for attachment inserted within the non-uniformly shaped hole, a glove and a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Daniel John Hajduk
  • Patent number: 7222735
    Abstract: A packaging (10) for a component (12) can be attached by means of at least one attachment element (14) to a mounting surface of a superordinate component, whereby the component (12) has an upper surface (12a), a bottom surface (12b) and at least one mounting (12c) for the at least one attachment element (14) continuous from the upper surface (12a) to the bottom surface (12b). The packaging (10) is at least partially substantially rigidly formed and the at least one attachment element (14) inserted in the at least one mounting (12c) is maintained in a position in a positive-locking (form-locking) manner, in which it does not project over the bottom surface (12b) of the component. For packaging of the component (12) into the packaging (10), advantageously an auxiliary element is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Rexroth Star GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Greubel
  • Patent number: 6921085
    Abstract: A package comprising gasket mounting clamps and instructions for mounting same. The mounting clamps include an expansion clamp and a takedown clamp. The expansion clamp engages an interior of a gasket inserted. The takedown clamp is looped in the gasket. The takedown clamp is urged against surface of either the expansion clamp or the gasket. A flexible fastener loops through the expansion clamp and around the takedown clamp passing through an opening in an instruction card retaining the card and takedown clamp within the gasket. The expansion clamp enables installation of gasket and expansion of the clamp without removing the fastener and without interference of the takedown clamp, fastener and card and permits observation of the card. The fastener loops through the expansion clamp and does not interfere with the expansion operation. The fastener remains intact until mounting a pipe to the gasket, assuring retention of the takedown clamp and instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Poly-Tec Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James Mirales, James A. Westhoff, James A. Kelly
  • Patent number: 5715941
    Abstract: A kit for repairing an eyeglass frame that has lost a hinge pin comprises a container with at least one hinge pin therein, the hinge pin being locally plastically deformable at one end thereof, and instructions for installing the hinge pin in the frame. The replacement hinge pin is deformable either by softening or melting with a small flame or other heat source, or alternatively has a soft end portion which is mechanically deformable. The hinge pin has a first end with a diameter larger than a largest body diameter of a body of the pin and further has an easily detachable handling tab attached to the first end, the pin being again locally deformable at a second end thereof. In this case the a user inserts the pin into a hinge of the eyeglass frame, deforms a second end of the pin to give it a diameter greater than the maximum body diameter of the hinge pin, whereby the earpiece is pivotally secured by the pin, and then removes the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Inventor: John H. Kusmiss
  • Patent number: 5122402
    Abstract: A kit of parts for assembling an elongate former suitable for transversely folding a longitudinally advancing tape around an advancing cable core comprises a primary former having a conically-shaped channel therethrough, a plurality of separately formed nose cones each having a conically-shaped bore, the cross-sectional size of the bore of each nose cone at its downstream end differing from that of each of the other nose cones, and means for detachably securing any nose cone to the downstream end of the primary former. Each nose cone has a length substantially less than the primary former and, as a consequence, each nose cone is readily formed from a transversely folded strip of sheet metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: Phillips Cables Ltd.
    Inventor: Rudolf Gemert
  • Patent number: 5064060
    Abstract: A kit contains a plurality of mounting strips that are releasably attached to a backing element and which can be permanently fixed to a container of a container/cap combination, and a plurality of cap attaching elements which are releasably attached to the backing element and which can be permanently fixed to a cap of the container/cap combination. The mounting strips and the cap attaching elements all have releasably fastening elements, such as hook-and-loop fasteners, which cooperate to releasably attach a cap mounted cap attaching element to a container mounted mounting strip when the cap is removed from a container covering position whereby the cap will be kept in a convenient location during use of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Inventors: John J. Connell, Whitaker Hartt
  • Patent number: 4971374
    Abstract: The combination of lock assisting devices forming the home security protection kit of the present invention was determined as a result of extensive effort to determine the appropriate product mix to help secure an apartment, condominium, or small home, based upon visiting many apartments, condominium developments, and neighborhoods where small homes are located. These visits resulted in taking inventory of the number of hinged doors, sliding glass doors, ground level windows, and other design features that were in need of some type of auxiliary security device. Based upon this research, it was determined that a product mix of four metal window clamps, four window pins for wood sash windows, one patio door clamp for a sliding glass door, four anti-liftout plates of two different thicknesses for sliding glass doors, and two door braces satisfied the requirements of securing a condominium, apartment, or small home. Therefore, the contents of the kit of the present invention will secure a majority of dwellings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Inventors: Herman E. Lovell, Randle Richardson
  • Patent number: 4953764
    Abstract: A system for use with small objects such as nails, screws and the like comprises a box dimensioned to hold a plurality of curved, lidded containers that fit easily into a carpenter's pouch or, alternatively, have a clip for use directly on a work belt. The top and the bottom of the box are latched and carried by a handle with two axes of rotation, one for unlatching and one for moving to a noninterfering position when the box is mounted to a wall to serve as a temporary shelf. The handle latches securely, both by mating with a portion of the bottom of the box and by sleeves that slide over a portion of the handle. Each container may also have an integral or removable divider for holding complementary small objects in the left and right portions of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Inventor: Kovacs, Mark S.
  • Patent number: 4874084
    Abstract: A resilient clip and a kit of components including such kits for marking mating parts with pairs of color-coded clips. In use a mechanic would remove color matching pairs of clips and apply them to mating parts of components, wires, or hoses of an engine being assembled or disassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignee: Hope Sexton
    Inventor: Richard A. Strausser
  • Patent number: 4680065
    Abstract: A branch-off region at an end of a sleeve (2), enclosing for example a branch in a telecommunications cable, is sealed by a method which includes positioning at the end of the sleeve (2) some means for example a clip (1) or a filling piece that forms terminal conduits (3), positioning a heat-activatable adhesive (5) in the end, and activating the adhesive by a heating means such as an electrical heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Vansant, Noel Overbergh, Valere Buekers, Amandus L. E. Pieck
  • Patent number: 4662806
    Abstract: Apparatus for repairing a casting having a crack therein comprising a metal lock to extend across the crack and a lacing plug to fit in the crack, the metal lock formed as a rigid elongate member having a plurality of lobes formed from adjacent portions that are circular in cross-section and each having its center on the longitudinal axis of the elongate member, said lobes being of alternating large and small diameters and including a central large diameter lobe and at least one outer large diameter lobe at each side of the central large diameter lobe, said central large diameter lobe being spaced from each outer large diameter lobe by a small diameter lobe and with each lobe overlapping its adjacent lobe and extending through the elongate member; and the lacing plug including a head configured to receive a driving tool, a tapered shaft, a shoulder at a top of the tapered shaft, a non-threaded shaft portion interconnecting the head and the tapered shaft, a break-off groove formed in the non-threaded shaft por
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Reed International, Incorporated
    Inventor: Gary J. Reed
  • Patent number: 4576664
    Abstract: A fixing device is disclosed for use on hard surfaces such as exterior walls, wood, glass or metal for supporting elements, particularly elongate elements, against such surfaces. The fixing device comprises in combination a holding member, for example a plastics plant tie cable grip or pipe clasp, and a portion of an adhesive composition of putty consistency. The holding member has a cup portion which defines a socket. The composition is a filled hardenable adhesive composition including an adhesive component such as epoxide resin and a hardener component such as a mercaptan/amine-accelerated polyamide hardener which are separately present in the composition in pre-determined proportions such that the composition is workable by hand to mix the components and activate a hardening reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: Ducata Limited
    Inventor: Michael D. Delahunty
  • 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: 4526274
    Abstract: A feeding teat comprises a tip portion and a lower opening for connection to a container and is formed with an external recess, which is substantially wedge-shaped in cross-section and closed from the interior of the teat and constitutes a guide for an opening instrument. Such feeding teat and an opening instrument are held in a common holder. The common holder may consist of a cover and may be provided near one open end of the cover with clipping means for retaining the opening instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Assignee: MAPA GmbH Gummi-und Plastikwerke
    Inventors: Lutz Kesselring, Horst Frodrich
  • Patent number: 4526275
    Abstract: A seal kit for preventing the loss of transmission fluid when servicing and/or storing an automatic transmission includes first and second plugs and a retaining strap. The first plug seals the aperture which normally receives the transmission's dipstick. The second plug seals the aperture which is formed when the rearward portion of the transmission is disconnected from the vehicle's drive shaft. This plug has a handle portion and a hollow cylindrical shank having a smooth outer surface which is engaged by the lip seal surrounding this aperture. Finally, a retaining strap having apertures in opposite ends thereof which align with apertures in a flange at the transmission's forward end is secured by means of bolts for example across the forward end of the transmission to secure the torque converter contained therein when the transmission is disconnected from the vehicle's bell housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Inventor: David A. Nixon
  • Patent number: 4514241
    Abstract: Insulated pipes are generally bared of insulation at their ends in order to make joints, for example welds, between the pipes. A reinsulating method and assembly is provided for the bared joints, wherein a support comprising a coiled member, for example a helical coil, is positioned around the pipe, a recoverable cover recovered into engagement with the support, and thermally insulating material introduced between the cover and the pipe. The invention is suitable for straight, T, and bent joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1985
    Assignee: N. V. Raychem S.A.
    Inventor: Pekka J. Maukola
  • Patent number: 4392570
    Abstract: An aquarium net assembly comprising an aquarium net including a frame mounted netting sack and an elongated wand extending from said frame, a suspension bracket mounted on said wand for movement along the longitudinal axis of said wand for rotation about the axis said suspension bracket, comprising a sleeve frictionally engaged about said wand and an arm extending from said sleeve, said arm terminating in a downwardly extending lip in combination with a flat bag-like enclosure for said assembly within which said frame mounted net and said bracket is received, said bracket being disposed adjacent to the frame and having its arm in alignment with the plane of the frame thus constituting a flat packaged fish net assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1983
    Assignee: Willinger Bros. Inc.
    Inventor: Allan H. Willinger
  • Patent number: 4210242
    Abstract: In a repair kit for a broken rake arm in an automatic bowling pin setting machine, an elongated rigid sleeve is slipped over the rake arm such that the sleeve straddles the break. A fastener is threaded through the wall of the sleeve and grippingly bears against the outside surface of the rake arm. The sleeve is provided with a rigid strap that extends past the end of the sleeve in order to permit the accomodation of one end of a spring thereto. In one embodiment a right and left hand kit is required for the right and left hand rake arms of the bowling pin setting machine. Two other embodiments provide repair kits that are selectively useable as either a right hand kit or a left hand kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1980
    Inventor: James Mullen
  • Patent number: 4199060
    Abstract: A lock installation kit for use in installing, into a door, a dead bolt lock, a lock set with a latch, or other similar types of locks. The kit includes a hole cutter which can drill a hole entirely through a side face of the door, the hole being of a size sufficient to receive therethrough either a doorknob mechanism in the case of a lock set, or a lock cylinder in the case of a dead bolt lock. A template is also included which can be positioned over an edge of the door for locating the hole on the door side face at a predetermined distance from the door edge. In the case of a lock set with a latch, the template also locates the center of the end face of the door, and the kit then includes a wood drill for drilling a hole in the end face of the door of the size sufficient to receive therethrough the latch of the lock set. The hole cutter and template, and also the wood drill in the case of the lock set, together with appropriate instructions, are all combined with a single package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1980
    Assignee: Howard Hardware Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel A. Howard
  • Patent number: 4063640
    Abstract: A merchandise package for containing the right size and number of bolts and nuts and a gasket for a flange connection to be used in water, air, gas and steam services. The package includes a substantially rigid plate-like member onto which a substantially flat gasket and a plurality of bolts and nuts are secured. Each of the plurality of nuts is threadingly attached to one of the plurality of bolts and the unit so produced is positioned on the plate-like member with the head of the bolt and with the nut positioned one on either side of a portion of the gasket so as to cause a portion of each bolt to form a bridge over the portion of the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1977
    Assignee: Combustion and Controls Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael T. Wilkinson
  • 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