With Means To Feed Strip-type Carrier Patents (Class 227/136)
  • Patent number: 10688642
    Abstract: A handheld guide for advancing and installing a decking fastener with an elongate track with a rail and an advancement member. The advancement member carries a pivoting pawl with an engagement surface for advancing fasteners forward through the track to an installation position with a frontmost fastener aligned with a screw guide for driving a screw through the frontmost fastener. The rail has a ramp transitioning to a cliff and a lower ledge such that the frontmost fastener is maintained forward of the cliff above the ledge in the installation position. The pawl pivots to disengage from the fasteners when the advancement member moves rearwardly along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: OMG, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Shadwell, Christopher Will, David Mathieu
  • Patent number: 10576612
    Abstract: A method of using a fastener guide to install a fastener that can include moving a funnel of the fastener guide over an upright fastener so that a head of the fastener is guided into and enters a barrel of the guide such that a drive feature can align and register with the head in the barrel. The method can include extending a gap flange of the guide into a gap between adjacent boards and advancing the fastener from the guide into the gap, and into a joist under the board to secure the board to the joist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: National Nail Corp.
    Inventor: Roger A. Vandenberg
  • Patent number: 10499911
    Abstract: A surgical stapler is described herein which includes a shaft portion and a tool assembly supported on a distal end of the shaft portion. The too assembly includes an anvil and a cartridge body which rotatably supports a plurality of staples within notches. At least one firing cam is provided to sequentially to engage and rotate each of the staples to fire the staples from the cartridge body. In embodiments, the cartridge body includes two spaced legs which support two linear rows of staples. Each of the spaced legs of the cartridge body is supported within one of a first and a second cartridge channel. The cartridge channels are fixed to opposite sides of a pivot member which is pivotally supported at a distal end of the shaft portion between the shaft portion and the tool assembly such that translation of the first and second cartridge channels in opposite directions effects articulation of the tool assembly in relation to the shaft portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Stanislaw Kostrzewski
  • Patent number: 10405856
    Abstract: An exemplary surgical method of treating tissue within the body of a patient, may include providing an endocutter having a knife, a staple holder along which the knife is slidable, feeder belts located on each side of the knife, staples having a first size, those staples integral with and breakable from at least one feeder belt, and staples having a second size different from the first size, those staples integral with and breakable from at least one feeder belt; engaging tissue of the patient with the staple holder; deploying at least two staples having a first size; disengaging tissue of the patient from the staple holder; once again engaging tissue of the patient with the same staple holder; and deploying at least two staples having a second size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventor: Bryan D. Knodel
  • Patent number: 10300586
    Abstract: A screw holding and dispensing device includes a casing, a number of elastic members latched on an inner sidewall of the casing, and a pressing member received by the elastic member. Each elastic member carries a screw, to release a screw, an external force is applied on the pressing member, the pressing member is driven to move out of the top elastic member, the pressing member moves down and drives out the lowermost screw from the bottom elastic member, and the screw slides into a corresponding screw hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei-Ling Wang
  • Patent number: 10279460
    Abstract: A nail feeding device for a magazine of coil nailer, comprising a housing, a handle, a nailer head, a magazine assembly; the magazine assembly comprising a nail receiving chamber, one end of the nail receiving chamber being connected with the handle, and the opposite end thereof being connected with the nailer head; the nail receiving chamber comprising a cover, a nail feeding pallet disposed therein, a post disposed at a center of the nail feeding pallet, and a sliding groove; the sliding groove having an opening; the nail feeding pallet correspondingly comprising an pallet adjuster; wherein the nail feeding pallet can be moved outwardly from the nail receiving chamber, thereby having more space in the magazine, and keeping the handle and the magazine from disturbing the loading process. The coil nails loading process has been improved to a great extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Zhejiang Rongpeng Air Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaorong Li
  • Patent number: 10040180
    Abstract: A device for driving fastening elements into an underlying surface has a mount for a fastening element, having a through-passage for a driving-in element, by which a fastening element in the mount is driven into the underlying surface in a driving-in direction, having a strip lead-through, which defines a strip plane and a transporting direction and is intended for a fastening-element bearing strip core, having a supporting element for supporting the strip and/or a fastening element, and having a supporting spring, wherein the supporting element can be deflected transversely to the driving-in direction, counter to a force of the supporting spring, when a fastening element is moved in the driving-in direction by the driving-in element in order for the fastening element to be separated from the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Thomas Foser
  • Patent number: 9848874
    Abstract: A surgical stapler is described herein which includes a shaft portion and a tool assembly supported on a distal end of the shaft portion. The too assembly includes an anvil and a cartridge body which rotatably supports a plurality of staples within notches. At least one firing cam is provided to sequentially to engage and rotate each of the staples to fire the staples from the cartridge body. In embodiments, the cartridge body includes two spaced legs which support two linear rows of staples. Each of the spaced legs of the cartridge body is supported within one of a first and a second cartridge channel. The cartridge channels are fixed to opposite sides of a pivot member which is pivotally supported at a distal end of the shaft portion between the shaft portion and the tool assembly such that translation of the first and second cartridge channels in opposite directions effects articulation of the tool assembly in relation to the shaft portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Stanislaw Kostrzewski
  • Patent number: 9827653
    Abstract: The screwing accessory device comprises a receiving box, a rack and a pushing component. The receiving box is for receiving the screwed component. The rack is connected to the receiving box. The pushing component is disposed within the receiving box and is used for pushing the screwed component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jui-Kai Cheng, Chia-Lin Yu
  • Patent number: 9700320
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for removably coupling a cartridge to an end effector of a surgical device. In general, one of a cartridge and a surgical device can include at least one mating element, and the other of the cartridge and the surgical device can include at least one engagement feature configured to removably engage the at least one mating element. The engagement of the at least one mating element and the at least one engagement feature can help ensure that the cartridge is fully mated to the surgical device such that the surgical device can properly fire fasteners disposed within the cartridge. The engagement of the at least one mating element and the at least one engagement feature can be configured to provide a positive indication that the cartridge is fully seated in an end effector of the surgical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Brian F. Dinardo, Mark D. Overmyer, John S. Kimsey, Sol A. Posada, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Patent number: 9655613
    Abstract: A surgical stapling device is configured for use in open and/or laparoscopic surgical procedures. The device includes a staple holder with a first support element and a second support element for supporting a beltless continuous staple chain. Each staple of the staple chain is configured to be frangibly separated from the staple chain to pierce and secure a target tissue when each staple is deployed. The device also includes a plurality of standoff members wherein each of the plurality of standoff members is configured to support one of each staple of the staple chain when the one of each staple is being deployed. The surgical stapling device may be a cartridge-based or a cartridge-less based staple device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Dextera Surgical Inc.
    Inventor: David T. Schaller
  • Patent number: 9636811
    Abstract: A fastener-driving tool including a housing, a power source including a reciprocating driver blade, a tool nose configured for receiving the driver blade for driving fasteners fed into the nose and a magazine configured to house a collation including a plurality of the fasteners. A workpiece contact element is movably connected to the nose and moves between a rest position and an actuated position when the workpiece contact element is pressed against a workpiece, the workpiece contact element moves to the actuated position. A lockout mechanism is operatively associated with the workpiece contact element and the magazine, and is in contact with the collation in a first position when fasteners are in the magazine and moves to a second position when a last fastener in the collation has been driven by the driver blade to block the workpiece contact element and prevent further actuation of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Ricardo Segura
  • Publication number: 20150041517
    Abstract: In a fastener feeding device for a driving tool, in response to a rearward displacement of a contact arm, a carrier member is displaced from an upper position to a lower position, and a claw end of a claw member is dragged downward. Once a first one of fasteners is struck out of a striking path, a connection strip for holding the fasteners is lifted by a biasing force of a return biasing member while the carrier member is displaced from the lower position to the upper position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: BASSO INDUSTRY CORP.
    Inventors: An-Gi Liu, Fu-Ying Huang
  • Patent number: 8931677
    Abstract: A fastener driving tool includes a power source including a cylinder, a piston with a driver blade reciprocating in the cylinder, a tool nose associated with the power source for receiving the driver blade for driving fasteners fed into the nose, and a magazine housing a supply of the fasteners. A magazine feeder mechanism is associated with the magazine for sequentially feeding fasteners into the nose, and the feeder mechanism includes a reciprocating feed piston. A conduit is connected between a port in the cylinder and the feed mechanism for diverting combusted gas for activating the feed piston. The port is disposed in the cylinder a specified distance below a piston prefiring position, the distance being reflective of a delay of activating the feed piston until the drive piston finishes a driving stroke and begins a return to the prefiring position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Chris H. Porth, Larry M. Moeller
  • Patent number: 8925780
    Abstract: A nailer includes a power source including a piston reciprocating within a cylinder; a driver blade secured to the piston for common movement relative to a nosepiece; a magazine connected to the nosepiece for feeding fasteners sequentially for being driven into a workpiece by the driver blade; a fastener delay mechanism operatively associated with the magazine and configured for engaging a subsequent fastener and delaying advancement of the second fastener to the nosepiece until the driver blade returns to the pre-firing position after driving a leading fastener; and wherein the delay mechanism includes an electromagnetic solenoid with a reciprocating plunger connected to a pivoting cam member such that extension of the plunger causes the pivoting cam member to pivot into a blocking position between the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Largo, Hanxin Zhao, Christopher H. Porth, Daniel Birk
  • Patent number: 8893943
    Abstract: A collation comprises a plurality of sleeves for supporting and carrying a plurality of fasteners through a magazine, wherein each of the plurality of sleeves have a front and a predetermined length of between about ¼ and about 0.4 inch, each of the plurality of fasteners have a predetermined length of between about ¾ inch and about 1 ½ inch and a tip located at a predetermined position from about 0.05 inch behind the sleeve front to about ¼ inch beyond the sleeve front, frangible bridges integrally connecting the plurality of sleeves together in a serial array and facilitating the separation of a leading one of the plurality of sleeves from remaining ones of the plurality of serially arranged sleeves when a drive member of the fastener driving tool drives a leading one of the fasteners disposed within the leading one of the sleeves, and a plurality of protrusions from the sleeves for engaging the rails in the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Wywialowski, Richard Urban
  • Patent number: 8678261
    Abstract: A position-limiting device forms a portion of a magazine assembly of a powder-actuated fastener-driving gun, and includes a nail-guiding pipe and a clamping unit. The nail-guiding pipe extends through a sleeve of a magazine assembly such that an end of the nail-guiding pipe is disposed outwardly of the sleeve. The nail-guiding pipe includes a tubular body, a nail passage hole formed in the tubular body and in spatial communication with the nail-receiving space in the magazine housing so as to allow one of the nails to be moved from the magazine housing into the nail-guiding pipe therethrough, and two aligned apertures formed respectively in two opposite sides of the tubular body. The clamping unit is disposed on the nail-guiding pipe, and extends through the apertures for clamping the one of the nails disposed within the nail-guiding pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Chung-Yi Lee
  • Patent number: 8657173
    Abstract: In a gas combustion type nail driving device, a head part (3) which is disposed on the front surface of the main body is provided with (a) a guide tube (35) through which a rod (17) and a nail n pass; (b) a main guide body (36) on which the guide tube (35) is disposed; (c) a subguide (37) which makes a pair with the main guide body (36) and forms a nail feed space; (d) a feed motor (48); and (e) a gear unit (46) which is driven by the feed motor (47). The nail connecting body N is fed to the guide tube (35) by the feed gear (73).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Power Fastening Co,. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutsugu Uejima, Keiji Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 8636185
    Abstract: A nailer includes a power source including a piston reciprocating within a cylinder, a driver blade secured to the piston for common movement relative to a nosepiece, a magazine connected to the nosepiece for feeding fasteners sequentially for being driven into a workpiece by the driver blade, a delay mechanism operatively associated with the magazine and configured for engaging a second fastener and delaying advancement of the subsequent fastener to the nosepiece until the driver blade returns to the pre-firing position after driving a leading fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Largo, Hanxin Zhao, Christopher H. Porth, Daniel Birk
  • Patent number: 8567654
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a nail gun includes a side slot formed on a bottom side of a gun body and a nail supplying slot connected to a drive track of the nail gun. A stopper element is formed on a side of a slider element corresponding to the side slot. The gun also includes a magazine in which a nail pusher facing the nail supplying slot and a lockout element facing the side slot are formed. The nail pusher has an ear portion. The lockout element includes a pushing arm and a moveable guide slot capping with the ear portion to restrict the sliding movement of the lockout element on the nail pusher. As the pushing arm extends towards the corresponding end of the nail supplying slot, a nail is pushed into the drive track to shoot. The lockout element enters into the side slot to block the stopper element when the nail is exhausted, so as to enhance the shooting blocking effect of the nail gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: De Poan Pneumatic Corp., Robert Bosch Tool Corp.
    Inventors: I-Tsung Wu, Po-Feng Huang, Yi-Zhuo Zhang
  • Patent number: 8517238
    Abstract: A fastener assembly includes an elongate fastener, and a support collar mounted on the elongate fastener. The support collar is shaped such that it has profiles on opposite sides of the elongate fastener that are asymmetric with respect to each other. The asymmetry may be an asymmetry in the number, shape, position, or size of recesses on two opposite sides of the elongate fastener. A plurality of fastener assemblies may be provided as a fastener strip, in which each support collar is joined to one or two adjacent support collars in a strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Gensmann, Michael Kunz, Markus Rompel
  • Patent number: 8505798
    Abstract: A fastener driving device includes a fastener driver, a magazine for carrying a supply of fasteners to the fastener driver, a spring that moves the fastener driver through a drive stroke, and a motor configured to move the fastener driver through a return stroke. The motor is operable upon completion of the drive stroke, to move the fastener driver partially through the return stroke a predetermined amount to partially pre-compress the spring. The motor is further operable to fully compress the spring after receiving a signal for the drive stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Stanley Fastening Systems, L.P.
    Inventors: David Simonelli, Charles W. Hewitt, Keven E. Miller, Lok C. Lam, Tim Kimball, Andrew P. Leonczyk
  • Publication number: 20130193182
    Abstract: A guiding device for coil nailers includes a nose connected to a barrel with a longitudinal path defined in the barrel and an inlet is located at the mediate portion of the longitudinal path. A side plate extends from the barrel and a guiding slot is defined in the inside of the side plate. A hollow portion is defined in the inside of the lower end of the side plate and a cylinder is located on outside of the side plate. A stop plate extends from one side of the inlet of the barrel. The minimum distance from one side of the stop plate to the other side of the inlet is between two respective maximum diameters of the nail shank and the nail head. A rib extends from the inside of the stop plate and toward the axis of the path to maintain the nails to be straight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSON POWER TOOL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: YU-CHUAN CHIEN
  • Patent number: 8479631
    Abstract: An explosion-driven setting tool includes a setting mechanism (12) driven by a propellant (23), an ignition unit (18) for igniting the propellant (23), a receptacle (15) for receiving a propellant holder (20), a data communication interface (31) for receiving and transmitting data of the propellant holder (20), and a data processing unit (30) for receiving data transmitted by the data communication interface (31) and connected with a display (50) for displaying the propellant supply level (27) of the propellant (23) in the propellant holder having a housing (21) with an interior space (22) for receiving the propellant (23), and a data storage identification unit (40) in which the propellant supply level (27) is stored for being read-out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerhard Ehmig, Tilo Dittrich
  • Publication number: 20130134204
    Abstract: A driving tool may include a driven member holding mechanism configured to hold the driven member at a driving position inside a driver guide until a driver drives the driven member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Yasuhiro MORIOKA, Noriyuki NISHIDO
  • Patent number: 8418781
    Abstract: A pneumatic impact device and method provide a high powered striking force against a target object. The device includes a core shell that houses a piston sub-assembly and a sear arm sub-assembly, and that further defines a forward gas chamber and a rearward gas chamber. The rearward gas chamber is loaded with compressed fluid via a handle actuator. A mostly external sear trigger assembly responds to the impact of a striker plate against the target object, thereby releasing a sear arm that then releases a piston, which is then accelerated forward by the compressed fluid charge. The device can be re-set manually via compressed fluid (e.g., air) in one embodiment, or automatically via a spring mechanism in another embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Rapid Entry Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Scott E. Chambers, Rick Rahim
  • Patent number: 8397973
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus may include at least one feeder belt; a plurality of staples frangibly affixed to each feeder belt, where each staple includes two ends, a first end frangibly connected to a corresponding feeder belt and a second, free end; and a handle within which at least part of at least one feeder belt is received, where that feeder belt extends along a path within that handle that is at least partially nonlinear. A method for operating a surgical apparatus, including providing a surgical stapler including an end effector, a shaft, a handle and at least one feeder belt, where staples are frangibly affixed to each feeder belt; deploying a plurality of staples from the end effector; and advancing at least one feeder belt along a nonlinear path after deploying the staples, whereby fresh staples are moved into the end effector into position for deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cardica, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernard A. Hausen
  • Patent number: 8381958
    Abstract: A self-contained button attachment kit includes a pair of buttons, fastener clips and a tool for dispensing a fastener from a fastener clip to reattach a button to an article of clothing. The tool includes a single, hollow needle, a holder adapted to retain the needle and buttons, a handle telescopingly mounted on the holder, a spring-biased ejection mechanism connected to the handle, a front cap removably coupled to the handle over the needle and a rear cap removably coupled to the handle for storing fastener clips. In operation, the front cap serves as an anvil that supports the article and button to be attached. With a fastener clip loaded into the holder, the needle is then inserted through the pair of items. Displacement of the handle relative to the holder causes an ejection rod to dispense the cross-bar of a fastener through the needle, thereby completing the attachment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Pauline M. Lussier, Michael French, David L. Schuttler
  • Patent number: 8376204
    Abstract: A magazine for a fastener driver includes an inner magazine including a first magazine wall and opposing sidewalls together defining a magazine chamber, and an outer magazine including a second magazine wall slidably engaged relative to the inner magazine to provide access to the chamber. The inner and outer magazines are configured so that at least one strip of fasteners is loadable into the magazine chamber upon the second magazine wall sliding relative to the inner magazine to provide the access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Buetow, Barry Walthall
  • Patent number: 8365973
    Abstract: An exemplary surgical apparatus may include a surgical staple deformable from a first configuration to a second, deployed configuration, where the surgical staple includes a first leg and a second leg; where in the second, deployed configuration the surgical staple forms substantially a D-shape. Another exemplary surgical apparatus may include a feeder belt; a surgical staple deformable from a first configuration to a second, deployed configuration, where the surgical staple includes a first leg and a second leg connected to the first leg, where one end of the first leg is frangibly affixed to the feeder belt and one end of said the leg is free; where in the second, deployed configuration the surgical staple forms substantially a D-shape. An exemplary method of treating tissue may include providing a surgical staple; urging the surgical staple into tissue, while the surgical staple has a first shape; and deforming the surgical staple into substantially a D-shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Cardica, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan H. White, Michael P. Schaller, Michael Murillo, Jared L. Van Cleave, Philipe R. Manoux, Bryan D. Knodel, Benjamin J. Matthias, John E. Rivera
  • Patent number: 8360291
    Abstract: A staple cartridge is provided with: a refill which houses in a wound manner a staple sheet formed by coupling a plurality of straight staples and includes a guide passage for carrying out the staple sheet; and a cartridge body which includes a feeding passage for guiding the staple sheet carried out from the refill via the guide passage to a position of driving out by the driver. The guide passage is communicated with the feeding passage when the refill is attached to the cartridge body, and the refill is attached to and detached from the cartridge body from a direction different from a direction along which the guide passage and the feeding passage are communicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Futoshi Kameda
  • Patent number: 8328012
    Abstract: A fastening element magazine strip is disclosed. The magazine strip having a carrier strip made of plastic extending along a longitudinal axis and formed over several carrier segments connected to one another. The carrier segments have at least one guide section with a guide diameter as well as feed-through openings, in which a respective fastening element is positionable. Projections project from the carrier strip to both sides of a plane defined by the carrier strip, and extend from their starting point on the carrier strip up to their free end over a length and feature a first width perpendicular to the length. The projections in the radial direction (as related to the longitudinal axis) project beyond the guide diameter. The projections are configured in at least one direction transverse to their longitudinal extension to be bendable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Miescher
  • Publication number: 20120280017
    Abstract: A device for setting fastening elements, wherein a master shaft rod is provided, which can be driven to rotate via a drive unit and moved via a motion link control and which carries an axial force transmission part. A pressing force of a pressure force sensor unit exerted on a setting location of a fastening element can be initiated via the axial force transmission part, via which a release indicator can be actuated, with which a release signal can be output by the pressing force upon reaching or exceeding a predetermined setting force. The fastening elements can thus be applied having very precisely defined setting forces in respect of location and value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Tobias Buss, Martin Büsch, Jan-Christian Risy
  • Patent number: 8302832
    Abstract: A fastener driving tool includes a power source including a cylinder, a piston with a driver blade reciprocating in the cylinder, a tool nose associated with the power source for receiving the driver blade for driving fasteners fed into the nose, and a magazine housing a supply of the fasteners. A magazine feeder mechanism is associated with the magazine for sequentially feeding fasteners into the nose, and the feeder mechanism includes a reciprocating feed piston. A conduit is connected between a port in the cylinder and the feed mechanism for diverting combusted gas for activating the feed piston. The port is disposed in the cylinder a specified distance below a piston prefiring position, and the distance is reflective of a delay of feeding the gas to the feed piston at least until engagement between an end of the driver blade and a head of a fastener in the tool nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Chris H. Porth, Larry M. Moeller
  • Patent number: 8297485
    Abstract: A stapler has an anvil leg that supports an anvil plate in the front region, a staple magazine which can be swivelled to a limited degree about a transverse pin on a bearing block in the rear region of the anvil leg, and a driver leg which can be swivelled to a limited degree relative to the staple magazine and the anvil leg about the transverse pin. The driver leg supports a driver for guiding the staples through a gap at the front end of the staple magazine. The stapler has at least one guiding element which is arranged between the anvil plate and the bearing block. The guiding element longitudinally extends between the anvil leg and the staple magazine, is fixedly connected to the anvil leg, and is guided in a longitudinally movable manner within a guiding opening in a bottom wall of the staple magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Esselte Leitz GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Thomas Schneider, Ulrich Schneider, Kurt Leute
  • Patent number: 8292145
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for selectively orienting material from a coiled supply relative to a fastener driver utilized to secure the material at a work surface. The apparatus includes a mount body having structures adapted to receive and secure the driver and the coiled material supply in a substantially fixed relationship to one another, a material feed orientation arm receiving material fed from the supply and providing the material at an outflow locator adjacent to the drive head of the driver and the work surface when the apparatus is assembled and in use. A pivot stud is affixable to the fastener driver over its drive head and is receivable through openings in the mount body and feed orientation arm so that the outflow locator is pivotable about the drive head to selectively change direction of material feed presentation relative to the drive head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Steven P. Clisset
  • Patent number: 8276798
    Abstract: A fastener driving tool including a power source having a reciprocating driver blade, a tool nose associated with the power source for receiving the driver blade for driving fasteners fed into the nose, a magazine constructed and arranged to house a supply of the fasteners and a magazine feeder mechanism associated with the magazine for sequentially feeding fasteners into the nose. The feeder mechanism operates between a retracted position and an advanced position. An electromechanical retention device is operationally associated with the feeder mechanism and is configured for retaining the feeder mechanism in the retracted position until the driver blade is positioned to allow fastener advancement into the nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Larry M. Moeller, James W. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8251271
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a nailing machine, including: a drive unit that drives a blade to strike a nail; a blade guide that includes a guide groove to guide the blade; a guide plate that is attached on the blade guide to cover the guide groove; and a magazine that is held with respect to the blade guide and that feeds a nail to the guide groove, wherein the nailing machine further includes a blade fixing unit that limits a movement of the blade when the guide plate is detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakano, Hiroyuki Oda
  • Patent number: 8181836
    Abstract: A fastener driving tool is provided, including a housing substantially enclosing a power source including a reciprocating piston with a driver blade. A nosepiece is associated with the housing and is configured for receiving the driver blade and for sequentially receiving fasteners for engagement with the driver blade for driving into a workpiece. A magazine is configured for retaining a supply of the fasteners and for sequentially feeding the fasteners to the nosepiece, the magazine storing a plurality of elongate strips of the fasteners, and being configured for rotating about a longitudinal axis of the magazine for providing access of fasteners in each fastener strip to the nosepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Yury Shkolnikov, Anatoly Gosis, Anthony Caringella, Asim B. Siddiqui, Kyle Thomas Kestner
  • Patent number: 8167182
    Abstract: An electric driving machine includes a remaining fastener sensor 257 which detects the amount of fasteners (e.g., nails) remaining, in an aligned and held manner, in a magazine 2 and which generates a residual-quantity signal (a signal showing depletion of fasteners) when the amount of remaining fasteners has decreased to a predetermined level or less; a remaining fastener detection circuit 406 which outputs a control signal (a signal of level 0) for controlling control means (299, 283, and other means) in accordance with an input of the residual-quantity signal (a switch-on signal) generated by the remaining fastener sensor 257; and a delay circuit 401 for delaying the remaining signal (the ON signal) generated by the remaining fastener sensor 257 by a predetermined period of time (e.g., 20 milliseconds) and inputs the thus-delayed remaining signal to the remaining fastener detection circuit 256 (406).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Shima, Masahiro Inaniwa, Hiroyuki Oda, Takashi Ueda, Yoshihiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 8141761
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a feed apparatus, a feed channel and a setting device, that is used in connection with these specific apparatuses. The feed apparatus uses either a strip magazine or a rotary magazine. The feeding of the fastening elements proceeds stepwise using a movable slide, where with use of the rotary magazine a simultaneous loading and unloading of the rotary magazine at different positions is guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Bollhoff Verbindungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Draht, Bernd Haesler, Hans-Jorg Lang, Iris Spiller-Bohnenkamp
  • Patent number: 8083116
    Abstract: A braking and driving mechanism includes a guide plate, a driving rod, a magazine, and a pressing rod. The pressing rod consists of a bar shaped arm with its two opposite ends extending to respectively form a tongue portion and a pushing portion. A pivot portion is formed between the tongue portion and the pushing portion. The pressing rod is pivotably disposed in the magazine via the pivot portion. An elastic member for driving the arm to transversely press a main body of each of the nails is disposed on the pushing portion. If the number of remaining nails in the magazine is equal to a default number the elastic member drives the tongue portion to move to a position where the tongue portion can block the stopping portion such that the movement of the driving rod is braked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: De Poan Pneumatic Corp.
    Inventor: Chia-Sheng Liang
  • Patent number: 8074855
    Abstract: A follower mechanism of the bypass type comprises a follower body which is normally spring-biased in the forward direction so as to, in turn, normally bias a strip supply of nail-type fasteners in the forward direction toward a discharge path along which the leading one of the nail-type fasteners will he driven and discharged out from the fastener-driving tool. A follower claw is normally spring-biased, around the pivotal axis of a pivot pin mounted upon the follower body, to a position at which the follower claw can engage the trailing one of the nail-type fasteners so as to bias the supply strip of nail-type fasteners in the forward direction. A latch-hook is integrally provided upon the follower claw for engaging an undercut region of the fastener-driving tool magazine end cap in order to retain the entire follower mechanism at a rearwardly retracted position within the magazine assembly of the fastener-driving machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8066165
    Abstract: A clearance is set between a nail feeder and an outer profile portion so that the nail feeder can turn. A pin as a first restriction member that inhibits movement of the nail feeder to an ejection portion by engaging with the nail feeder and can release the engagement with the rotation of the nail feeder is provided to the outer profile portion. The position at which the nail feeder and a spring engage is set in deviation from the position at which the nail feeder and the pin engage, in a reciprocating direction of the nail feeder and in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ishizawa, Hiroki Kitagawa, Masashi Nishida
  • Publication number: 20110209657
    Abstract: A whisker marker system is disclosed for marking a ground surface having an installation apparatus a whisker marker, a marker strip, and a whisker fastener. The installation apparatus includes a housing, an elongate driver shaft for connection to a power driver for rotating the driver shaft. The drive shaft has the forward end a driver bit. A slide body is coupled to the housing for moving between an extended position and a retracted position. The slide body has a guide channel for receiving a marker strip. A marker includes a whisker marker for visually marking a location on a surface and a threaded fastener for holding the whisker marker in place. The whisker marker includes a bunch of flexible strands that form an indicator flag. The flexible strand bunch has a bunching device attached at its longitudinal center. A pair of apertures are located opposite each other in the bunching device. The marker strip includes threaded fasteners, such as a screw, having whisker markers attached in a strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: FLAG SHOOTER, LLC
    Inventor: Paul M. Carrette
  • Patent number: 8006882
    Abstract: A staple cartridge is detachably arranged in a body of a stapler. The staple cartridge includes a cartridge body for accommodating a staple belt in which a plurality of rod-shaped staples are connected to each other and rolled into a roller-shape and a guide member for guiding the staples at a time of forming leg portions of the staples or after forming the leg portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Futoshi Kameda, Nobuaki Yagi
  • Patent number: 7980439
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a nailing machine including: a housing; an ejection section in the housing; an activation lever provided in the ejection section to be movable inside a traveling course; a magazine holding nails; a feeder urging the nails to feed the nails; and an engagement member engaged with the feeder so that, when an amount of remaining nails becomes to a predetermined number, the engagement member is moved toward a first direction to protrude into the traveling course; wherein one of the activation lever and the engagement member includes a slope portion so that the engagement member is further moved toward the first direction through the sliding contact therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Akiba, Yoshimitsu Iijima
  • Publication number: 20110095065
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for selectively orienting material from a coiled supply relative to a fastener driver utilized to secure the material at a work surface. The apparatus includes a mount body having structures adapted to receive and secure the driver and the coiled material supply in a substantially fixed relationship to one another, a material feed orientation arm receiving material fed from the supply and providing the material at an outflow locator adjacent to the drive head of the driver and the work surface when the apparatus is assembled and in use. A pivot stud is affixable to the fastener driver over its drive head and is receivable through openings in the mount body and feed orientation arm so that the outflow locator is pivotable about the drive head to selectively change direction of material feed presentation relative to the drive head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Steven P. Clisset
  • Patent number: 7896212
    Abstract: A gas combustion type coil nailer is provided with (a) a main body (1) which is provided with combustion chamber; (b) a head part (3) which is disposed on the front surface of this; and (c) a magazine 4 which is disposed on the bottom surface of the head part (3) so that it can be attached and detached easily. A coil shaped nail connecting body is loaded onto the magazine (4). The head part (3) is provided with (d) a guide tube (35) through which the rod (17) and the nail n pass; and (e) with a feed motor (47). The nail connecting body N is fed to the guide tube (35) by a feed gear which is driven by the feed motor (47). Power is supplied to the feed motor (47) from a battery. The rod (17) is driven and the nail is fed by separate motive forces so that the nail can be fed reliably without adversely affecting the accuracy and reliability of the driving capacity of the rod (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: JPF Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutsugu Uejima, Keiji Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 7866521
    Abstract: A fastening tool includes a housing assembly having a nosepiece and a magazine assembly that is coupled to the housing assembly. The magazine assembly includes a canister, a door structure, a feed pawl and a follower structure. The canister is configured to hold a plurality of collated fasteners and has a first canister portion and a second canister portion that is movable relative to the first canister portion between a closed position and an open position. The fastening tool further includes a coil feeder assembly having an indexing pawl. The indexing pawl advances a fastener into operative engagement with the feed pawl upon movement of the second canister portion from the open position to the closed position. The movement of the indexing pawl may be effectuated by an electric actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Gross, Andrzej R. Wojcicki, Glen V. Steinbrunner, Michael P. Baron, James R. Niblett