Between Lamina Patents (Class 206/344)
  • Patent number: 8403139
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for retaining and installing rivets into a belt fastener includes a collated rivet strip comprising connected upper and lower strips and retaining a predetermined configuration of rivet heads therebetween. The rivet strip is used in conjunction with a guide block assembly having top and bottom portions interlocked together. The top portion contains studs aligning with the rivet heads to assist the release of the rivet head from the rivet strip, seating the rivets in pilot holes of the lower portion of the guide block assembly for further driving through the belt fastener and into the belt material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Conveyor Accessories, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Willoughby Richardson, Robert Richard Jennings
  • Patent number: 8047752
    Abstract: A fastener assembly, such as a nail assembly, includes a row of fasteners held together and maintained in position by a multi-layered structure including a first polymeric layer having a first surface for contacting the fasteners and a second surface and including a polymer with at least one polar moiety; and a second polymeric layer is disposed on the first polymeric layer over the second surface, the second polymeric layer being sufficiently rigid for reinforcing the first polymeric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: MSI Technology L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mitsuzo Shida, Terry Michael Finerman
  • Patent number: 7556138
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for collating nails wherein round head nails are fed by gravity along an inclined rail to a periphery of a rotating indexing and feed wheel. The nails are deposited into circumferentially spaced grooves formed in the periphery of the feed wheel in a vertical orientation. The feed wheel is inclined at an angle of approximately 45° and upon 180° rotation of the feed wheel the nails assume a horizontal orientation. A conveyor has a plurality of spaced segments attached to a pair of moving belts. Each segment is formed with spaced notches for receiving the nails in a horizontal spaced relationship from the feed wheel and then transporting the horizontally spaced nails to a collator for forming into a continuous strip. Rotation of the feed wheel is synchronized with movement of the conveyor by a motor, a gear train and drive shafts extending between the feed wheel and conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: Chi Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 7198446
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to secure straight travelability for a fastener during the driving of the latter, simplify the connecting fastener production process, simplify the cleaning of the work site, and prevent work-attending damage to the flooring. In a connecting fastener, kraft paper (5) in a combination band (2, 3) for holding a number of nails (2) is pasted to opposite surfaces of the nails (2), the kraft paper (5) having a plastic layer (6) that is formed with a plurality of grooves (7A, 7B) with a pitch smaller than the arrangement pitch of the nails (2), facilitating the separation of the nails (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Max Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshizawa, Toshio Kimura
  • Patent number: 7029220
    Abstract: A plurality of screws (21) are aligned in parallel with each other, and head side portions (21b) of shaft portions (21A) of the screws are fixed, by a band (30) fixed to a strip sheet (31), to be band-shaped connected screws (20). Further, in the band-shaped connected screws (20), the head side portion (21b) of the shaft portion (21A) of each screw (21) is formed with an inverse screw thread (23) formed inverse direction to a screw thread (22) formed at the shaft portions (21A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeo Fujiyama, Junichi Tamura, Mitsuhisa Machida, Yasushi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 6974030
    Abstract: A screw magazine includes a form-stiff framework (1) having a front side (4) and a back side (5) between which a plurality of mutually spaced-apart bores (10) extend, each one of which is delimited by an endless limiting wall (11) of a resilient, demolishable nature and of which at least some house screws (12) located at a distance from each other. The length of the individual screw (12) is smaller than the depth of the framework (1) counted as the distance between the front and back sides (4, 5), a free tip of the individual screw being located at a certain distance inside the back side of the framework, at the same time as an end surface on the head of the individual screw (12) is situated in flush with the front side (4) of the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventor: Fred Sundström
  • Patent number: 6880700
    Abstract: In stick type connected nails, connecting bands are glued to two portions, that is, upper ends and lower ends of shaft portions of nails which are arranged in parallel in an equidistant manner so as to connect the nails to each other. By providing the connecting bands at two portions, that is, the upper and lower portions, when plural sheets of connected nails are loaded in a multiple loading type nail magazine in a superposed manner, heads and distal end portions of the neighboring connecting nails are not entangled in a staggered manner. Hence, the smooth nail feeding can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Osuga, Mitsugu Takezaki
  • Patent number: 6779682
    Abstract: The present invention is to make a towel material for forming a wet towel, that is made by a drying, compressing or evacuating manner into compact units having a winding bar shape, or block shape. The units are connected by connecting members into a strap, so that the towel material strap may be stored in the chamber of the manufacturing apparatus. After the user emits the using signal, the towel material strap is serially drawn out by a control wheel member, and the connecting member is wound by the winding roller, so that the units may fall into the output member or the article outlet. The units are wet or immersed in the liquid, so that the units may be expanded into a wet towel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Yen Sun Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Chien-Jung Chen
  • Publication number: 20030145544
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nail suitable for sheathing which provides an enhanced resistance to failure. The nail includes an enlarged head as well as a shank having surface deformations. Sheathing panels are secured to a framing structure through the use of the nail. The enlarged head provides a first clamping surface that is seated against an exterior surface of the sheathing panel. The framing structure within which the shank is secured is a second clamping surface. Through the provision of an enlarged head and a shank having surface deformations, the ability of the nail to maintain the securement of the sheathing panel to the framing structure element is enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: Edward G. Sutt
  • Patent number: 6585113
    Abstract: An improved structure of a screw strap combination is disclosed. The screw strap combination having a strap body and a plurality of screws is characterized in that the strap body is a flat board having one lateral surface being mounted with a plurality of clipping devices for the securing of the screws, and two protruded enhancing blocks are provided on the other lateral surface of the strap body, corresponding to the clipping device, wherein the clipping device includes at least three semi-circular clipping rings arranged in parallel on the lateral surface and the distance between each clipping ring is substantially equal to the width of the screw groove of the screw, thereby the three semi-circular clipping rings secure the screw at the adjacent screw grooves of the screw and allow straight screwing of the screw onto a fastening article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Inventor: Cheng-Horng Shiu
  • Patent number: 6209722
    Abstract: A fastener strip with a grip portion, and flanges formed around the grip portion, and a membrane or membranes formed of flexible material, adhesive bonding a membrane to first sides of the flanges, with the fastener in sequential relation along the membrane and portions of a membrane bonded to second sides of the flanges, so that the membrane portions grip the flanges on both first and second side surfaces simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignees: Sigma Tool & Machine, A Partnership of Sigma Tool & Machine Ltd., Sigma Fasteners Ltd.
    Inventor: Martin Leistner
  • Patent number: 6082536
    Abstract: A tape-connected fastener comprising a plurality of fasteners and a tape. The fasteners are aligned in parallel, and the tape is pasted onto opposite sides of shaft portions of the fasteners so as to connect the fasteners. The tape has tear-guiding means extending from a lower end portion of one fastener arbitrary selected from the fasteners to an upper end portion of a fastener adjacent to the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Ito, Ichinari Nakamura, Takumi Harigaya
  • Patent number: 6010291
    Abstract: A collatable cap nail which may be deployed with minimal wasted time and materials. The cap nail comprises a shank having a head at one end and a point at the opposite end. A cap is slidably fit over the shank. A pair of notches are formed at opposite edges of the cap. The notches are sized to receive the shanks of additional cap nails to thereby allow a tightly nestled arrangement of similarly formed cap nails. A strip of adhesive material may be used to join a plurality of cap nails, thereby forming a clip. The clip of cap nails may be loaded into a nail dispensing machine for rapid deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Inventor: Shawn L. Schwingle
  • Patent number: 6000893
    Abstract: An angled strips of brads with a plurality of cohered brads having a shank with a tip portion. A head portion of at least some of the plurality of brads having a bulge protruding forwardly from the leading side thereof and extending at least partially into the trailing side of the head portion of an adjacent brad. An upper leading side portion of the head portions of the plurality of brads offset rearwardly of the leading side of the shank, whereby interlocking of adjacent head portions of the angled strip of brads is reduced. The rearwardly biased head portion is formed preferably with a rearwardly sloped riser portion of a header punch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Gabriel, Geronimo E. Lat, Patrick J. Driscoll, Michael A. Reinhart
  • Patent number: 5918738
    Abstract: A Tee-nut strip having Tee-nuts with generally cylindrical internally threaded sleeves, and flanges formed around one end of the sleeves, and a membrane or membranes formed of flexible material, adhesive bonding a membrane to first sides of the flanges, with the Tee-nuts in sequential closely spaced relation along the membrane and, portions of a membrane bonded to second sides of the flanges, so that the membranes portions grip the flanges on both first and second side surfaces simultaneously, and a method of forming a Tee-nut strip with upper and under membranes gripping the flanges on both sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Sigma Tool & Machine
    Inventor: Martin Leistner
  • Patent number: 5833064
    Abstract: An elongate string of sheet metal anchor clips includes a series of identical anchor clips disposed in a line, each clip including a flat base portion between a forward, hook shaped end portion and a downturned leg which extends from a corner with the base portion, and a strip of flexible material fixed to each one of the clips to form the string of clips. The strip can have an adhesive on one side thereof for fixing the strip to each clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Vertex Fasteners
    Inventors: Donald B. Ayres, Glenn Gustafson
  • Patent number: 5799375
    Abstract: A fastener assembly is provided for easy loading in a fastener gun, the assembly being formed so as to also be easily operated upon by the fastener gun. The fastener assembly comprises a plurality of fasteners and at least one runner, wherein the fasteners are disposed in a predetermined direction and substantially coplanar with one another to form a plane, and each of the fasteners is attached to the at least one runner, the at least one runner being spaced from the plane of fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignees: J.E. Co., Ltd., Ben Clements and Sons
    Inventor: Shoichi Fukami
  • Patent number: 5645170
    Abstract: A tape and terminal package (30, 84) is disclosed wherein terminals (52, 86, 88) of different relative sizes are positioned on a carrier tape (32) so that each is a standard height (64) above the surface (66) of the tape and a crimping zone (58, 96, 98) of each terminal is a standard distance (68) from a datum (62) on the tape. A shim tape (76, 92) is arranged between the smaller terminals (52-2, 88) and the carrier tape (32) to position them to the standard height (64), each different terminal having a specific thickness shim tape (76, 92). In this way, two or more different tape and terminal packages (30, 94), each package having terminals of a different size or type than the other packages, can be accommodated by a single applicator tool (50) without modification or adjustment. Additionally, a tape and terminal package having terminals of different sizes or types on the same carrier tape may be accommodated by a single applicator tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventor: Craig W. Hornung
  • Patent number: 5584221
    Abstract: A plurality of screws are held in a screw cartridge that is housed within a magazine, and in a first embodiment a spring urges the screws toward a screw injector chamber where they are driven into a substrate upon activation of a motor-operated screw gun. In the first embodiment, the screw cartridge is a blister pack that is split open by a bar positioned at the leading end of the cartridge. The magazine is positioned normal to a drill guide housing that includes a drill bit housing, a screw injector housing, and a screw discharge housing, and the leading end of the magazine is in open communication with the screw injector housing. The trailing end of the magazine is closed by a snap on end cap, and a spring is positioned between the end cap and a trailing end of the screw cartridge to urge the screws into the screw injector housing. Brackets are used to secure the attachment to the screw gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Inventor: Joseph Petrantoni
  • Patent number: 5566826
    Abstract: A disposable one-piece necktie fastener comprising a fiat paper wafer bearing adhesive on both sides that serves to attach the two ends of a necktie to each other when placed therebetween. A necktie fastener may bear indicia such as an advertisement. The necktie fastener is preferably round, or substantially round with a handle portion protruding from the periphery, such handle portion not bearing adhesive. A streamer of necktie fasteners comprises a plurality of fasteners disposed between two ribbons of wax-coated paper. The ribbons include a perforated seam between adjacent necktie fasteners. A hollow container for holding and dispensing a streamer of necktie fasteners including an opening through which the streamer may pass from inside to outside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Inventor: Robert L. Evans
  • Patent number: 5409111
    Abstract: In a screw holder in which bands of synthetic resin are disposed on one side of a series of screws out of alignment with the line connecting the center of each screw to stabilize the feed of the screws by the feed pawl of a screwdriver, the screws are driven in the right position regardless of the presence of the bands. A series of screws having an enlarged head are held between a pair of bands of synthetic resin. While a substantially straight main band having a larger cross-sectional area than a secondary band maintains the strength of the screw holder, a secondary band is allowed to bend according to the profile of the screw held therebetween. The outer surface of the main band is flat, whereas an intermediate part between adjoining screws where the two bands meet is flattened without forming a rib-like projection therein. Each screw is caused to bite in the main band to reduce the thickness of its bitten part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: Muro Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Takumi
  • Patent number: 5234104
    Abstract: A carrier tape system includes an elongated base strip and an elongated cover strip both formed of a plastic film material. The cover strip is substantially coextensive in length with the base strip. The cover strip has a top surface and opposed sidewalls extending downwardly from the top surface. The opposed sidewalls are spaced apart from each other a distance substantially equal to the width of the base strip. A cover strip further includes retaining means formed integrally therewith for mechanically engaging and holding down thin component parts seated in cavities formed in the base strip. The retaining means is comprised of a pair of spaced apart rail members which are formed coextensive with the cover strip extending longitudinally to the sidewalls and projecting downwardly and outwardly from the top surface thereof. The rail members are flared outwardly at a slight angle toward the respective opposed sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Schulte, Imran Malik, Richard K. Knight
  • Patent number: 5060797
    Abstract: A strip of collated nails wherein, upon each side of the strip, a tape extends across and is adhered to a flat surface defined by means of a tape recess of the shank of each nail, and between two end surfces defined thereby. Each tape is adhered by means of an adhesive layer between such tape and the flat surfaces upon each side of the strip, at an acute angle relative to two axially extending sides of the flat surfaces upon each side of the nail shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Henry A. Sygnator
  • Patent number: 5056976
    Abstract: A wire nail with a head having a circumferential edge conforming to a complete circle and disposed in a radially offset relationship with respect to a shank. A flat surface on defined upon the shank provides a datum indicating where the shank is located. A flat surface on the shank provides a datum for orienting such nail and similar nails. In some embodiments, a tangent plane defined by means of a lower or underside portion of the head is oriented at an acute angle ( to relative to the shank. In a strip of such (collated) nails, the flat surfaces defined upon the shanks define an open channel, which coacts with a rib integrally provided upon one wall of a nail-feeding mechanism. In a nail-making machine, two gripping members defining an annular recess and a punch are used to form such a nail from a wire of a malleable metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Henry A. Sygnator, John Binder, Robert E. Bellock
  • Patent number: 5005699
    Abstract: A strapped fastener assemblage for an automatic fastener driver includes a pair of connecting straps made of paper, each of which has a plastic film laminated onto one surface of the connecting strap. The plastic-film-side surfaces of the connecting straps are in contact with each other. A plurality of pin-like fasteners are arranged in parallel to one another with a predetermined spacing and each of the fasteners extend transversely of and between the connecting straps; and a plurality of fastener retainers are defined by a pair of heat-sealed portions in the connecting straps extending transversely of the connecting straps, and the fastener retainer will retain a corresponding one of the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: Masaki Kawashima
    Inventors: Masaki Kawashima, Kouichi Miyagaki
  • Patent number: 4877135
    Abstract: A substitute strip of collated nails having cylindrical shanks of an uniform diameter, which is smaller than the uniform diameter of the shanks of the nails of a standard strip, and being collated by a pair of tapes. Each tape extends across the nail shanks and is adhered by an adhesive layer to a respective one of diametrically opposed areas on the shank of each nail of the substitute strip. As distinguished from the standard strip, at least one tape of the substitute strip has an outer rib extending along such tape. Because of the outer rib or outer ribs, the substitute strip and the standard tape can be interchangeably fed by a nail-feeding magazine of a rapidly acting, nail-driving tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Inventors: William L. Gabriel, Reinhold Meditz
  • Patent number: 4836372
    Abstract: A strip of collated nails for use with a rapidly acting, nail-driven tool. The shank of each nail has a cylindrical portion adjoining the head and a ringed portion and having an axial array of annular rings of an outer diameter greater than the diameter of the cylindrical portion. The nails are collated by a pair of tapes, each tape extending across and being adhered to a respective one of diametrically opposed areas on the cylindrical portion of the shank of each nail by an adhesive layer. Each tape and the adhesive layer adhering such tape have a combined thickness covering, on one side of the nail shanks, less than one-half of the difference between outer diameter of the rings and the diameter of the cylindrical portion or cylindrical portions, whereby a nail driven from the strip into a workpiece tends to carry into the workpiece, along with the driven nail, such portions of the tapes and the adhesive layes as are torn from the strip with the driven nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: Paslode Corporation
    Inventor: Lawrence S. Shelton
  • Patent number: 4811861
    Abstract: A dispensing cartridge comprising a plurality of stacked individual articles formed of rigid or semi-rigid thermoplastic material, each article being fusion bonded at its periphery to adjacent articles in the stacked relationship. The cartridges are formed by passing a stack of the articles through a heating zone to fusion bond the articles one to the other without producing any visual discontinuity about the periphery of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1989
    Assignee: Poly Pro, Inc.
    Inventor: John T. Roberts
  • Patent number: 4723055
    Abstract: A multi-wire conduit dam consisting of a molded strip of closed cell sponge rubber or equivalent that is shaped like a timing belt having recesses on at least one side with the recessed surface coated with adhesive or double sided adhesive tape after wires are placed in the recesses. The strip is then rolled together to form a cylindrical dam which may then be installed in an appropriate conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard G. Bisker
  • Patent number: 4600116
    Abstract: An electronic components assembly, in which electronic components provided with a lead terminal are taped so that they can be automatically inserted in a circuit substrate of an electronic instrument, is disclosed. A plurality of electronic components are mounted on a support tape at regular intervals by fixing said lead terminal onto said support tape.Since said support tape comprises a synthetic resin tape and said tape is formed of a thermoplastic synthetic resin containing inorganic fillers, said synthetic resin tape is superior in dimensional accuracy, tensile strength and heat-resistance and the high-speed taping and automatic insertion of electronic components are achieved.Where said support tape is formed of said synthetic resin tape together with an adhesive tape, said synthetic resin tape is subjected to surface treatments to improve the adhesion of said adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Inano, Masaaki Okane
  • Patent number: 4415765
    Abstract: A plurality of connecting wires to be connected to separate devices are arranged regularly and fastened with a string at the front end, the intermediate end and the rear end corresponding to the position of the respective device so as to provide a flat structure including the fastening points in connection with the arrangement in order and the position of each end of the connecting wires so that the wiring can be easily attained to improve productivity; the reading of wiring diagram in the wiring operation is needless by connecting a data card; the flat structure facilitates employment of machines and the combination with a computer allows a fully automatic system. When the connecting wires are bundled, the increase of occupied sectional area is prevented and the occupied sectional area is substantially the same as that of the conventional one. The present invention is suited to the wiring of electric control devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1983
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuya Iwasa, Takayuki Inoue, Noriyuki Mizuta
  • Patent number: 4058047
    Abstract: A clamp nail for joining two wood members tightly together by driving the nail endwise into the two members across the joint. The major length of the nail is in the form of a channel having a web and parallel upstanding flanges along both sides of the web. The web has at least two holes, leaving a central column member. The channel has a tapered transition section which may commence at the leading edge of the nail in the driving direction, or it may join a shorter channel portion at the leading edge, having a wider web and parallel upstanding flanges, to the major channel portion having a narrower web. The web is preferably bowed inwardly to bring the column member more nearly to the center of the flange height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1977
    Assignee: Senco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis J. Kramer, Robert G. Rothfuss, William C. Wise
  • Patent number: 4024953
    Abstract: A battery terminal includes a ring and a plurality of upstanding fingers extending inwardly of the ring. Each finger includes an inwardly and outwardly-directed shoulder. The inwardly-directed shoulders are engageable with a male battery terminal and the outwardly-directed shoulders are engageable with a female battery terminal. Also, a polarizing shroud is provided having an opening to the inwardly-directed shoulders of the terminal or an opening to the outwardly-directed shoulders to provide the required polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: William Kirby Nailor, III
  • Patent number: 3974913
    Abstract: A magazine for use in continuously feeding blind rivets into a riveting tool comprising a first elongate paper sheet positioned in a substantially planar configuration and a second elongate paper sheet formed into a plurality of parallel, generally semi-cylindrical lobes spaced by planar sections, the planar sections of the second sheet being connected to one side of the first sheet, the lobes of the second sheet and the enclosing portions of the first sheet defining a plurality of spaced openings for snugly receiving the mandrels of the rivets. The length of at least some of the planar sections of the second sheet are of a size suitable for loosely receiving sheared mandrels between the lobes on opposite sides thereof for conducting such sheared mandrels through the riveting tool. The first and second sheets have a plurality of spaced holes therein for use in advancing the magazine through the riveting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1976
    Inventor: Richard F. Hirsch
  • Patent number: 3967727
    Abstract: A bundle of fasteners, such as screws, are held in parallel relation between two strips. One of the strips is substantially planar and the second strip is connected against the planar strip so as to partially encase the individual fasteners therebetween. The second strip is formed of an elastic material capable of stretching to the configuration of the individual fasteners. The package retains the accuracy of positioning of the individual fasteners. A layer of plastic material makes the bundle moisture resistant and avoids leaving any residue from the strips on the work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1976
    Assignee: Bulten-Kanthal Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Rudolf Jakesch
  • Patent number: 3966042
    Abstract: A strip of nails for use in a rapid-acting driving apparatus which includes a plurality of nails with shanks in a side-by-side closely spaced parallel array. The shanks of each of the nails in the array are secured together by a carrier of a single-component, metal-adherent plastic defining uniform envelopes for opposed sections of the periphery of each nail shank. Within the gaps between the shanks, adjacent envelopes form opposed spaced generally V-shaped folds which act as sites for easy shearing of a nail from the strip. The bond between the plastic and the nail shank is greater than the shear resistance of the carrier material between two adjacent fasteners and greater than the resistance of the workpiece encountered when fastener and carrier material penetrate the same, with the result that all the material that holds the fastener together enters the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Assignee: Signode Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence S. Shelton, Rudolf A. M. Golsch, Dieter G. Boigk
  • Patent number: 3942635
    Abstract: In order to wrap individual slide-fastener units in plastic display envelopes enabling the testing of their sliders without removal from the package, a continuous strip of preferably transparent thermoplastic sheet material is advanced together with an integral series of such units past a cutting station where the units are separated from one another with simultaneous severance of the plastic strip. The latter, on approaching the cutting station, is folded from opposite sides around the outer edges of the carrier bands supporting the interlinked coupling elements of the units, the resulting flaps being kept spaced apart by a median gap exposing the juxtaposed coupling elements as well as the associated slider. The flaps are fastened with light adhesive bonding to opposite ends of the stringer tapes cut from the carrier bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1976
    Assignee: Opti-Holding AG
    Inventors: Karlheinz Deneke, Hans Paas