With Means To Guide Member Patents (Class 227/139)
  • Patent number: 11266403
    Abstract: A staple cartridge unit configured for use with a surgical stapler includes a cartridge housing having a deck and a plurality of openings that house staples configured to be driven distally into tissue positioned against the deck. A knife movably disposed within the cartridge housing is configured to be driven distally through the tissue. An anvil arranged distal to the cartridge housing includes an elongate slot and a plurality of staple-forming pockets. A cutting washer is fixed relative to the anvil and includes a cutting portion disposed within the elongate slot of the anvil. The knife is movable distally to cut tissue against the cutting portion. The cutting washer includes a pair of side flanges that extend transversely to the anvil and are configured to cover a gap defined between the anvil and a distal support structure of the surgical stapler in which the staple cartridge unit is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventor: Robert J. Simms
  • Patent number: 10507514
    Abstract: A fastener feed apparatus includes a mounting portion and a feed portion attached movably thereto. The feed portion includes a feed body having first and second ends and an internal track extending therethrough. The internal track is sized and shaped to convey a fastener through the feed body. The feed portion also includes a feeding block attached to the second end of the feed body and including a body and a pair of feed fingers, each of which includes a first end attached to the body and a second end. A track is formed between the feed fingers, is sized and shaped to convey the fastener from its first end to its second end, and is contiguous with the internal track of the feed body. The second end of the track includes a retention point. The feed fingers are sized and shaped to retain the fastener at the retention point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Arconic Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Wilcox
  • Patent number: 8973247
    Abstract: In a method of supplying connecting elements to a processing unit, in which the connecting elements are placed in readiness by a supply unit and conveyed individually by a passage to a loading device arranged on the processing unit, the conveyance of the connecting elements takes place in two separate steps, a first step in which the connecting elements are individually conveyed by the supply unit into a intermediate reservoir arranged near the loading device, and a second step in which a single connecting element at a time is conveyed from the intermediate reservoir into the loading device of the processing unit. Specifically, at least two different connecting elements are picked up by the intermediate reservoir, and of the several connecting elements accommodated in the intermediate reservoir an arbitrary one determined by the processing operation is selected for the second step and conveyed to the loading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Jochen Hain, Stefan Lippert, Alexander Pohl, Joachim Möser, Thomas Ziegert
  • Patent number: 8800836
    Abstract: A tool for driving a fastener pin into a substrate to secure a fastener body to the substrate for fixing insulation or other cladding, the tool being of the type comprising a fastener guide and a driving piston driven along the fastener guide by gas pressure to engage and drive the pin, the fastener guide being displaceable axially inwardly relative to the body of the tool in order to cock the tool for firing of the driving piston, wherein the tool comprises means for enabling the tool to push the fastener body through insulation or other cladding into engagement with the underlying substrate without putting the tool into a condition in which firing can occur, the tool being thereafter able to be put into a condition to permit firing to take place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: ITW Construction Systems Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Lachlan James Scott, Ian Ross Ferrier, David McCullough
  • Publication number: 20140183241
    Abstract: Accessories for a fastener driving apparatus are disclosed, which accessories may be removably attached to a fastener driving apparatus. An extension accessory increases the length of reach of a fastener driving apparatus by including an extension rod and further improves accuracy with regard to driving a fastener into a substrate via a fastener retention mechanism. A chisel accessory provides added versatility for a fastener driving apparatus by including a chisel tool function in addition to a fastener driving function. A fastener setting accessory improves fastener driving ease and accuracy by driving fasteners presently in a substrate to a specific depth. The accessories are specifically designed to transmit an uninterrupted force from the fastener driving apparatus to a fastener or chisel for driving a fastener into or otherwise impacting or striking a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Veetmano Wannaquot
  • Publication number: 20140175145
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nail guider including a guiding board, at least an assisting member. The guiding board positioned in front of the nail track vertically has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface faces the nail track. The guiding board has at least a vertical penetrating slot thereon. The penetrating slot penetrates the first surface and the second surface of the guiding board. The assisting member includes an assisting end and a pushing end, slides forwardly and backwardly in the penetrating slot. The assisting end protrudes out of the first surface selectively, and the pushing end is located at the second surface. The assisting member used for straightening up nails further comprises at least an assisting surface parallel to the nailing track. The pushing end can be pushed so that the assisting surface can assist and straighten up nails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: APEX MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jing- Li WANG, Rong-Yu WANG
  • Publication number: 20140027489
    Abstract: A compact, electric, spring energized desktop stapler having a unitized housing providing both an external movable enclosure and a support frame for internal parts is disclosed. The internal power train is preferably elongated with the motor at the rear, a gear set toward the center, and low profile lever and power spring assembly at the front. The lever engages a striker with a normal upper rest position where the power spring is deflected and energized. A cam roller mounted to a final gear holds down the rear of the lever until the system is activated when the final gear rotates and the cam roller rolls off the end of the lever. In the unitized body, the base is pivotally attached to the body at the rear. A base lever selectively links to a cam roller or equivalent structure to move the body downward toward the base during a cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: JOEL S. MARKS
  • Patent number: 8602285
    Abstract: An anchor installation tool has an elongated driving member with a body portion and a head portion. A retaining mechanism retains the anchor installation to the drill bit. The mechanism has a housing on the body portion with a pair of bias lugs that project through the body portion to contact the drill bit. An anchor guide slides on the body and head portion and has a holding member to hold an anchor. The anchor is held in the anchor guide and a drill bit is inserted into the driving member. Axial movement of the drill bit is transferred into axial movement of the driving member. The movement strikes the anchor and ejects the anchor from the anchor guide into a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker
    Inventors: Aland Santamarina, Scott Muhlbaier, Mark E. Brunson, Darren B. Moss
  • Publication number: 20130320067
    Abstract: A magazine for use with a fastening tool. The magazine can have a pusher assembly that can be retracted into a recess in the magazine to facilitate loading and reloading of fasteners. The magazine can also use a lockout mechanism which allows an operator to know when it is appropriate to reload fasteners and which can mitigate damage resulting from an impact upon the fastening tools nosepiece when the lockout mechanism is engaged. The fastening tool can also have a contact trip actuator which is compact and can control the amount of force that is applied to a tactile switch of the fastener driving mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Larry E. Gregory, Michael P. Baron, Lee M. Brendel, Todd A. Hagan, Stuart E. Garber
  • Publication number: 20130320063
    Abstract: A fastening tool having a feed funnel adapted to position a nail for driving into a workpiece and which can guide the nail during driving. The feed funnel can be part of a magazine interface, or a nosepiece insert, or the feed funnel can be a unitary part. The feed funnel can also be formed by portions of the magazine interface and the nosepiece insert. Methods using the feed funnel for feeding and driving one or more nails are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry E. Gregory, Michael P. Baron, Lee M. Brendel, Todd A. Hagan, Stuart E. Garber
  • Publication number: 20130320068
    Abstract: A nail channel for a fastening tool. The nail channel can be a unitary piece or have a variety of parts. The nail channel can have a first portion provided by a fastener magazine and a second portion provided by a nosepiece insert. The nail channel can be formed when the nosepiece insert is reversibly engaged with a nose end of a nailer magazine. The nail channel can also position a fastener, such as a nail, for driving into a workpiece. Methods of forming and using the nail channel are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry E. Gregory, Michael P. Baron, Lee M. Brendel, Todd A. Hagan, Stuart E. Garber
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8490849
    Abstract: An anti-slip assembly for a staple gun has a mounting device, an operating device and a limiting device. The mounting device is formed in the staple gun and has a mounting recess, a positioning recess, a pivotal recess and a through hole. The operating device is movably connected to the mounting device and has an anti-slip arm and an operating cap. The anti-slip arm is rotatably mounted in the mounting recess and has a mounting rod, a spring, a pivotal rod and an abutting stem. The operating cap is movably mounted in the mounting recess, is mounted around the anti-slip arm and has a releasing recess, a pressing recess, a pushing protrusion and at least one holding flange. The limiting device is detachably connected to mounting device and the staple gun and has a limiting frame and a limiting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Testo Industry Corp.
    Inventor: Min-Ho Liao
  • Publication number: 20130119107
    Abstract: A multifunctional nail gun includes a main body, a piston rod, a nail pipe sleeve, a guide rail and a nail feeder, wherein the rear end of the piston rod is positioned in the main body, while the front end extends into the nail pipe sleeve; the nail pipe sleeve is positioned at the front end of the main body; and the guide rail and the upper end of the nail feeder are fixed on the lower surface of the nail pipe sleeve. The multifunctional nail gun also includes a replaceable gun head, a nail pipe cap, an adjusting screw rod, and an adjusting knob.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Kwai King Cheung
  • Patent number: 8371489
    Abstract: In a power-driven nailing machine for driving a nail disposed within a discharge port 7 of a nose body 6 into a work, a contact nose 13 giving a leading end discharge port 12 for guiding the nail driven from a discharge port 7 of the nose body 6 toward the work is provided to be protrusively urged toward the leading end of the nose body 6. In the leading end discharge port 12 of the contact nose 13, a guide portion 17, 19 longer than a maximum sized nail is formed from the leading end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsushi Ogawa, Norimitsu Sekiguchi, Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20130008936
    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: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Chung-Yi Lee
    Inventor: Chung-Yi Lee
  • Publication number: 20130001270
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly is disclosed. The cartridge assembly comprises a cartridge housing and a cartridge. The cartridge housing has a plurality of biasing members thereon. The cartridge is configured for reception at least partially within the cartridge housing. The cartridge includes a plurality of fasteners at least partially therein. The cartridge has a plurality of pockets. Each fastener is ejectable from a corresponding pocket. The cartridge has a plurality of chambers, and each chamber is adjacent a pocket and configured to store at least one fastener at least partially therein. At least one fastener is movable from the chamber to the pocket. The cartridge includes a plurality of pushers, where each pusher is configured to engage at least one corresponding fastener. At least one pusher includes at least one cam surface thereon. Each biasing member urges at least one corresponding fastener toward the corresponding pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Stanislaw Kostrzewski
  • Patent number: 8342375
    Abstract: A nailer device has a housing containing a motor and a striking device arranged in a compact manner. A transmission mechanism is mounted in the housing for translating the rotating motions of the motor into the periodic impact motions upon the striking device. The transmission mechanism includes an impact assembly which imparts the periodic impact motions upon the striking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Masatoshi Fukinuki, Gan Wei, Zhiguo Chen, Guillaume Keller, Toshinari Yamaoka
  • Publication number: 20120298717
    Abstract: A staple gun tacker includes a wire guide mechanism in its forward end which includes a wire guide plate having a recessed lower end for engaging a wire when the plate is in an extended position and a rotatable cam for moving the plate between extended and retracted positions which includes a circular slot formed therein having one end thereof located closer to the axis of rotation of the cam then the other receiving and engaged with a projection on the cam plate so that rotation of the cam is translated into linear movement of the wire guide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: ARROW FASTENER CO., LLC
    Inventor: Ilya Shor
  • Publication number: 20120286018
    Abstract: A nail guiding structure of the present invention is disposed inside of the nail gun having a nail rail. The nail guiding structure includes one or more supporting members and a holding means. The supporting member can move between a first and a second position, wherein the supporting member can move toward the first position to elastically push nails in the air gun, so that the nails can be vertically held in front of the nail rail. The holding means can selectively hold the supporting member, so that the supporting member cannot move back to the second position. Thereby, a user can move the holding means to adapt for different thicknesses of nails. Only one nail can move to the front of the nail rail every time when a punching board of the nail gun punches. Consequently, the problems of nail jamming or crookedly stapling are prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Jing-Li WANG, Rong-Yu WANG
  • Publication number: 20120261456
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hand-held device for the insertion of fasteners into the ground for the purpose of anchoring sheet-like materials such as geotechnical mats for soil stabilization, and also for securing netting to prevent crop wastage. The device includes an anti-jamming mechanism that lessens the frequency of fastener jamming thereby increasing the work efficiency of an operator and saving wastage of fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Christopher John Lacy, Darren William Lacy
  • Patent number: 8272550
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for shooting a nail comprising a barrel, a barrel support, a centering sleeve, a link frame, a cylinder, a piston rod and an outer housing, wherein the barrel is mounted removably in the barrel support. As desired, the barrel may be removed conveniently to facilitate the replacement of the barrel for different application or removal of the nail blocked in the apparatus for shooting a nail. Furthermore, at least two longitudinally elongated slots may be formed in the centering sleeve and penetrate through the wall of the centering sleeve, the steel balls received in the slots are held in the slots via a snap ring so as to embrace the rod body of the piston rod. Therefore, it is ensured that the piston rod is concentric with the barrel when hitting the nail and the hit force of the piston rod will not lose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Hon Kan Cheung
  • Patent number: 8261956
    Abstract: A spring-energized stapler having a pliers type configuration, wherein papers and like items are fastened at a front end and the stapler is normally gripped and squeezed at a rear end. A compact mechanism and independent handle linkages provide a compact overall shape in a high efficiency action. An upper handle is pivoted at a front, top of a housing with a pressing area spaced at least one half the handle length away from the upper handle pivot. A lower handle includes a multi-segment cam link to a base to provide a minimal gripping distance with a large clamping force at an anvil. A simplified front-loading mechanism provides a compact, low cost assembly. A release latch holder is located behind the striker for a compact front end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: WorkTools, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel S. Marks
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120153004
    Abstract: A driving machine including: a driver blade for striking a fastener; and a nose portion having formed therein an injection passage which slidably guides the driver blade, and into which the fastener is fed to be injected therefrom, wherein an injection hole from which the fastener is injected is specified at a leading end in an injecting direction of the injection passage, wherein the injection hole being defined by a first guide portion and a second guide portion which is movable relative to the first guide portion so as to change a cross section, perpendicular to the injecting direction, of the injection hole, and wherein a positioning apparatus is provided to dispose the second guide portion at a plurality of positions relative to the first guide portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu IIJIMA, Isamu Tanji
  • Publication number: 20120102718
    Abstract: A guide and setting device for elements, in particular fastener elements comprising a hollow guide piece, a plunger axially displaceably arranged within the guide piece and holding members which are displaceably guided perpendicular to the plunger and biased in the direction towards the longitudinal axis of the plunger and/or of the guide piece. In a retracted loading position of the plunger one element can be inserted between the holding members and the free end of the plunger. The holding members can be opened as a result of the axial advanced movement of the plunger and the respective element moved in the axial direction past the holding members. Further holding members following the first named holding members are provided which hold the element during a setting stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Vieth
  • Patent number: 8162196
    Abstract: A device for processing a belt strap for storing screws, in which the belt strap has a flat, U-shaped cross section that has a periphery that has a ratio of no more than 11:10 relative to the non-flanged belt. A guide device for the belt strap guides and holds the belt strap. The screws can be pressed out from the upper side of the belt strap. The guide device (3) has two guide slits (10) receiving the belt strap (2) in at least the region of the flanges (4), each slit being L-shaped in cross section and each having a contact surface (5) for the underside (6) of the belt (20) and a guide rib (11) extending across the flange (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: SFS intec Holding AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gasser, Werner Zwicky
  • Publication number: 20120043366
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nail guider including a guiding board, at least an assisting member and a pushing means. The guiding board positioned in front of the nail track vertically has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface faces the nail track. The guiding board has at least a vertical penetrating slot thereon. The penetrating slot penetrates the first surface and the second surface of the guiding board. The assisting member, including an assisting end and a pushing end, slides forwardly and backwardly in the penetrating slot. The assisting end protrudes out of the first surface selectively, and the pushing end is located at the second surface. The assisting member used for straightening up nails further comprises at least an assisting surface parallel to the nailing track. The pushing means is used for pushing the pushing end elastically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Jing-Li WANG, Rong-Yu Wang
  • Publication number: 20120012635
    Abstract: Staplers and methods of stapling are described. The stapler includes a topsail configured to support a plurality of staples, the staples being slidably moveable on the topsail; a blade configured to drive an end staple of the plurality of staples out of the stapler and into an object to staple; a pusher configured to urge the plurality of staples on the topsail in a direction toward the blade; a finger configured to move between at least two positions by movement of the blade, a first position where the finger does not substantially counter action of the pusher, and a second position where the finger is engaged with the plurality of staples to substantially counter action of the pusher on the staples to keep the plurality of staples excluding the end staple away from the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Barry Jaffe, Augustin Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20110315736
    Abstract: A portable linear fastener driving tool is provided that drive staples, nails, or other linearly driven fasteners. The tool uses a gas spring principle, in which a cylinder filled with compressed gas is used to quickly force a piston through a driving stroke movement, while a driver also drives a fastener into a workpiece. The piston/driver is then moved back to its starting position by use of a rotary-to-linear lifter, and the piston again compresses the gas above the piston, thereby preparing the tool for another driving stroke. The driver has protrusions along its edges that contact the lifter, which lifts the driver during a return stroke. A pivotable latch is controlled to move into either an interfering position or a non-interfering position with respect to the driver protrusions, and acts as a safety device, by preventing the driver from making a full driving stroke at an improper time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Richard L. Leimbach, Thomas A. McCardle, Danny L. Bolender, Steven Dickinson, Joseph R. Knueven, Robert L. Lance, JR., Dan Stolz, Michael V. Petrocelli, Teresa Petrocelli
  • Patent number: 8082646
    Abstract: A system for splicing a conveyor belt with belt fasteners is disclosed. A base assembly aligns the belt, belt fasteners and rivet holes thereof with swage structures for securing the rivets. A guide assembly has a rigid guide block with cylindrical pilot holes, and a guide membrane of resilient material. Guide pins are receivable by guide bores for aligning the base and guide assemblies with the pilot holes, rivet holes, and swage structures in registry. The guide membrane including openings aligned with the pilot holes. The openings have a pair of slits defining flaps deflectable to permit the rivet to pass therethrough, and a central hole or cut-out. The flaps and the cut-out assist in centering the rivet with the belt fastener rivet holes. The system uses a single-rivet driver, a multi-rivet driver, a pneumatic driver, or an electric hammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas W. Richardson, Mary Jane Richardson
  • Publication number: 20110297727
    Abstract: The plug guide comprises a bore for receiving a nail comprising a head and a shaft onto which a skirt is slid, the bore having a passing section determined so that the head and the skirt of the nail cause it to be guided therein, a recess being provided in the front part of the plug guide for ejecting and expanding the guiding skirt. The recess comprises at least one radial bulge projecting inside, for extending the wall of the bore of the plug guide and forming a narrowing for guiding the nail. This invention further relates to a fastening device comprising the plug guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: SOCIETE DE PROSPECTION ET D'INVENTIONS TECHNIQUES SPIT
    Inventors: Patrick HERELIER, Guy JAILLET
  • Patent number: 8061000
    Abstract: An anchor installation tool has an elongated member with a body portion and a head portion. The body portion includes an internal bore to receive a drill bit. The head portion projects from and has a diameter smaller than the body portion. The head portion is coaxial with the body portion. An anchor guide has a sleeve-shaped body with a bore throughout the body. The bore has a portion sized to fit over the body portion and a portion to fit over the head portion. The guide slides on the body and head portions. A mechanism retains the anchor guide onto the body portion. The retaining mechanism enables sliding of the anchor guide and prohibits removal of the anchor guide from the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Aland Santamarina, Scott Muhlbaier
  • Publication number: 20110233256
    Abstract: A spring-energized stapler having a pliers type configuration, wherein papers and like items are fastened at a front end and the stapler is normally gripped and squeezed at a rear end. A compact mechanism and independent handle linkages provide a compact overall shape in a high efficiency action. An upper handle is pivoted at a front, top of a housing with a pressing area spaced at least one half the handle length away from the upper handle pivot. A lower handle includes a multi-segment cam link to a base to provide a minimal gripping distance with a large clamping force at an anvil. A simplified front-loading mechanism provides a compact, low cost assembly. A release latch holder is located behind the striker for a compact front end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: WorkTools, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel S. Marks
  • Patent number: 8015686
    Abstract: In a method of supplying connecting elements to a processing unit, in which the connecting elements are placed in readiness by a supply unit and conveyed individually by a passage to a loading device arranged on the processing unit, the conveyance of the connecting elements takes place in two separate steps, a first step in which the connecting elements are individually conveyed by the supply unit into a intermediate reservoir arranged near the loading device, and a second step in which a single connecting element at a time is conveyed from the intermediate reservoir into the loading device of the processing unit. Specifically, at least two different connecting elements are picked up by the intermediate reservoir, and of the several connecting elements accommodated in the intermediate reservoir an arbitrary one determined by the processing operation is selected for the second step and conveyed to the loading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Jochen Hain, Stefan Lippert, Alexander Pohl, Joachim Moser, Thomas Ziegert
  • Patent number: 7992754
    Abstract: A marker installation apparatus is disclosed for inserting a marker of the type having shaft with a bottom end for inserting into a ground surface and an engagement portion of the shaft separated from the bottom end by an insertion portion of the shaft. The apparatus includes a magazine assembly defining a magazine space configured to receive at least one marker. The magazine space has a push position in the magazine space for receiving the at least one marker. The apparatus further comprises a push assembly mounted on the magazine assembly. The push assembly is configured to engage the engagement portion of the shaft of the marker located in the push position and push the marker from the magazine assembly when the push assembly is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Flagshooter, LLC
    Inventor: Paul M. Carrette
  • Patent number: 7950558
    Abstract: A spring-energized stapler having a pliers type configuration, wherein papers and like items are fastened at a front end and the stapler is normally gripped and squeezed at a rear end. A compact mechanism and independent handle linkages provide a compact overall shape in a high efficiency action. An upper handle is pivoted at a front, top of a housing with a pressing area spaced at least one half the handle length away from the upper handle pivot. A lower handle includes a multi-segment cam link to a base to provide a minimal gripping distance with a large clamping force at an anvil. A simplified front-loading mechanism provides a compact, low cost assembly. A release latch holder is located behind the striker for a compact front end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Worktools, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel S. Marks
  • Publication number: 20110089218
    Abstract: An anchor installation tool has an elongated driving member with a body portion and a head portion. A retaining mechanism retains the anchor installation to the drill bit. The mechanism has a housing on the body portion with a pair of bias lugs that project through the body portion to contact the drill bit. An anchor guide slides on the body and head portion and has a holding member to hold an anchor. The anchor is held in the anchor guide and a drill bit is inserted into the driving member. Axial movement of the drill bit is transferred into axial movement of the driving member. The movement strikes the anchor and ejects the anchor from the anchor guide into a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Aland Santamarina, Scott Muhlbaier, Mark E. Brunson, Darren B. Moss
  • Publication number: 20110011913
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stapler (10, 110) comprising an anvil leg (12) that supports an anvil plate (18) in the front region, a staple magazine (26) which can be swiveled to a limited degree about a transverse pin (24) on a bearing block (22) in the rear region of the anvil leg (12), and a driver leg (34) which can be swiveled to a limited degree relative to the staple magazine (26) and the anvil leg (12) about the transverse pin (24) and supports a driver (36) for guiding the staples through a gap (38) at the front end of the staple magazine (26). According to the invention, the stapler (10, 110) further comprises at least one guiding element (42, 50, 52) which is arranged between the anvil plate (18) and the bearing block (22), longitudinally extends between the anvil leg (12) and the staple magazine (26), is fixedly connected to the anvil leg (12), and is guided in a longitudinally movable manner within a guiding opening (44) in a bottom wall of the staple magazine (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: Esselte Leitz GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Thomas Schneider, Ulrich Schneider, Kurt Leute
  • Patent number: 7870988
    Abstract: A hand-held drive-in power tool for driving in fastening elements includes a guide (12) in which a drive-in ram (13) for driving a fastening element is displaceable, and at least one preloaded drive spring (31) for driving the drive-in ram (13), with the drive being preloaded by a tensioning device (70) and further includes a transmission element (33) for transmitting a tensioning force from the tensioning device (70) to the drive spring (31), the transmission element being guided by at least one roller (34) supported on a support element (35) by at least one rolling bearing (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ulrich Schiestl, Robert Spasov, Karl Franz
  • Patent number: 7815086
    Abstract: A nailing machine is provided with a nailing machine body 1 in which a contact arm 16 is arranged so as to slide along a nose portion 10, and a plurality of contact noses 2(3) having different inside diameters. The contact noses 2(3) can be mounted to and dismounted from a lower end of the contact arm 16, and nails having different diameters can be used by exchanging the contact noses 2(3). The inside diameter of the nose portion 10 is so formed as to fit to a large nail 21 having the largest head diameter among the nails to be used. A diameter of a driver 5 is so formed as to fit to the contact nose 2(3) for a small nail 22 having the smallest head diameter. A conical pipe portion 25 which is upwardly enlarged in diameter for guiding a nail tip is formed in an upper part of the contact nose 2(3). An upper end of this conical pipe portion 25 is so formed as to have a larger diameter than that of the nose portion 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouji Kubo
  • Publication number: 20100243702
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for shooting a nail comprising a barrel (1), a barrel support (4), a centering sleeve (6), a link frame (8), a cylinder (9), a piston rod (10) and an outer housing (11), wherein the barrel (1) is mounted removably in the barrel support (4). As desired, the barrel may be removed conveniently to facilitate the replacement of the barrel for different application or removal of the nail blocked in the apparatus for shooting a nail. Furthermore, at least two longitudinally elongated slots may be formed in the centering sleeve and penetrate through the wall of the centering sleeve, the steel balls received in the slots are held in the slots via a snap ring so as to embrace the rod body of the piston rod. Therefore, it is ensured that the piston rod is concentric with the barrel when hitting the nail and the hit force of the piston rod will not lose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Hon Kan Cheung
  • Patent number: 7789282
    Abstract: A nailer device has a housing containing a motor and a striking device arranged in a compact manner. A transmission mechanism is mounted in the housing for translating the rotating motions of the motor into the periodic impact motions upon the striking device. The transmission mechanism includes an impact assembly which imparts the periodic impact motions upon the striking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Chervon Limited
    Inventors: Masatoshi Fukinuki, Gan Wei, Zhiguo Chen, Guillaume Keller
  • Patent number: 7784661
    Abstract: An electric stapler includes a stapler main body and a driver assembly which is attachable and detachable with respect to the stapler main body. The driver assembly includes a forming portion having a forming plate for forming a staple into a U shape, a driver portion having a driver plate for striking the U-shaped staple into papers, a slide block portion which slidably guides the driver portion, and a slide guide case portion. The slide block portion, the driver portion and the forming portion are integrally incorporated in the slide guide case portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: MAX Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuaki Yagi
  • Publication number: 20100206936
    Abstract: A craft stapler stapling a sheet material using a staple having an upper pattern body and legs extending downward from both ends of the upper pattern body, the craft stapler comprising: a lower base provided with an anvil having a forming groove to fold ends of the legs of the craft staple; a punching unit including a punching block pressing the staple the sheet material by moving up and down with respect to the anvil; and a magazine positioned between the lower base and the punching unit and having a magazine hole to receive the staple from the top, the punching block passing through the magazine hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: DN Craft Corporation
    Inventor: Wan-Young OH
  • Patent number: 7770771
    Abstract: A stapler includes an adjustable firing apparatus for using staples/nails in various sizes that simplifies operation of switching between different staples/nails. The adjustable firing apparatus of the stapler includes an adjusting mechanism and a rotation engaged member having first and second engaged portions. An actuating mechanism can be used to adjust the distance between the adjusting mechanism and the front of a magazine assembly of the stapler to be adapted to use staples/nails in various sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Apex Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eric Tsai
  • Publication number: 20100155448
    Abstract: A nail gun is configured with a guide channel for receiving a plurality of preset nails each of which is provided with a generally frustoconical sleeve that is traversed by a nail shaft and surrounds a nail head. The guide channel is configured with a guide surface extending substantially parallel to respective opposing peripheral segments of the sleeve. The nail gun further has a driver bit configured with a bottom pedestal dimensioned to impact upon the nail head while avoiding contact with the top face of the sleeve. The nail gun also includes a stud finder facilitating coupling between the work piece and a stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: James Murtha
  • Publication number: 20100140317
    Abstract: A device for processing a belt strap for storing screws, in which the belt strap has a flat, U-shaped cross section that has a periphery that has a ratio of no more than 11:10 relative to the non-flanged belt. A guide device for the belt strap guides and holds the belt strap. The screws can be pressed out from the upper side of the belt strap. The guide device (3) has two guide slits (10) receiving the belt strap (2) in at least the region of the flanges (4), each slit being L-shaped in cross section and each having a contact surface (5) for the underside (6) of the belt (20) and a guide rib (11) extending across the flange (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: SFS INTEC HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gasser, Werner Zwicky
  • Patent number: 7731071
    Abstract: A staple leg guide for use with desktop staplers having a channel shape, with two downward extending fingers that support the underside of the staple legs as the staple is driven into a stack of sheet media to reduce kinking and improper penetration of the stack by the staple leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Accentra, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Melgaard, Joel S. Marks, Warren Yan
  • Patent number: RE44344
    Abstract: A nailer device has a housing containing a motor and a striking device arranged in a compact manner. A transmission mechanism is mounted in the housing for translating the rotating motions of the motor into the periodic impact motions upon the striking device. The transmission mechanism includes an impact assembly which imparts the periodic impact motions upon the striking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Masatoshi Fukinuki, Gan Wei, Zhiguo Chen, Guillaume Keller, Toshinari Yamaoka