Comprising Feed Means For "mating-member" Patents (Class 227/18)
  • Patent number: 10688679
    Abstract: A driving module for driving fasteners into a workpiece, the fasteners being interconnected via a connection mechanism to form a fastener belt and being magazined and rolled up to form a fastener belt roll, wherein the driving module has a driving apparatus, wherein the driving module has a mounting portion for mounting the driving apparatus on a workpiece bridge, wherein the driving apparatus has a driving drive, which acts on the respective fasteners to be driven with a driving force by way of a driving ram that is displaceable in the driving direction, and wherein a magazine having at least one exit portion is connectable to the driving apparatus; and by way of the exit portion, the fastener belt can be routed out of the magazine, and wherein the magazine has at least one fastening portion for fastening the magazine or parts thereof to the driving apparatus, wherein the magazine has at least two belt roll holders, each for receiving at least one fastener belt roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard K├╝chler
  • Patent number: 8905287
    Abstract: An anvil assembly having a tissue contact surface and a plurality of staple pockets formed in the tissue contact surface. Each of the plurality of staple pockets including first and second staple forming cups, each of the first and second staple forming cups having an outside portion and an inside portion, the inside portion of the first and second staple forming cups being positioned in close relation to each other and the outside portion of the first and second staple forming cups being positioned in spaced relation to each other. Each of the first and second staple forming cups being defined by sidewalls and an elongated base surface, wherein upper portions of the sidewalls intersect the tissue contact surface at a line of intersection, and wherein the line of intersection is curved along a majority of its length between the outside portion and the inside portion of each of the staple forming cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David C. Racenet, Hanspeter R. Bayer, Scott Nelson Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8789255
    Abstract: A machine and method for punching an aperture through a hangtag and securing a two-piece eyelet to the same is disclosed. The machine has a frame, a table, a platform, a plurality of hangtag holders, a loading station, a punching station, an eyeleting station, and an unloading station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Dongchun Wu
  • Publication number: 20140138422
    Abstract: A device for applying fasteners having one almost flat head having a central pass through hole, two opposed sides having protrusions approximately perpendicular to the head forming shoulders, has a first nail magazine for locking a fastener. A shooting device shoots a nail through the fastener central hole. A second magazine has a slide guide housing a set of fasteners, with tongues oriented in a forward sliding direction, the shoulders oriented towards an outlet. The outlet has jaws hinged to rotation pins, perpendicular to the sliding direction. Front portions of the jaws fully protrude from the second magazine, each jaw having teeth having a shoulder shape to match a shoulder shape of a fastener interposed between the jaws. The teeth elastically and detachably hold the fasteners in an aligned position with the pass through hole and with the shooting direction of the shooting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: FASCO S.R.L.
    Inventor: Marco RONCONI
  • Publication number: 20140021236
    Abstract: A tool for installation of a concealed fastener which may be formed in situ during attachment of a first grooved sheathing member to an underlying support member. The tool has a barrel for holding a fixing member axially and a feeding mechanism for holding and advancing cross members and maintaining a cross member aligned with the fixing member in the barrel. The tool allows insertion of a front end of the cross member into a plank groove whereupon a fixing member may be driven from the barrel through the cross member and partially into a support, thereby securing the plank to the support. The feeding mechanism thereafter advances an uninstalled cross member to the forward position aligned with a fixing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Handy & Harman
    Inventors: David Martel, Peter J. Shadwell
  • Publication number: 20130256364
    Abstract: A fastener driver includes a driver body member having a cassette for accommodating staples, and a washer carrying device having a housing attached to the driver body member, and the housing includes a chamber for receiving washers, a mouth piece attached to the housing and having an opening formed in the mouth piece and aligned with the nose portion of the driver body member for selectively receiving the washers, and a pushing device slidably attached to the housing for moving the washers toward the mouth piece and the nose section of the fastener driver and for allowing the washers to be suitably engaged with the nails or fasteners that are hammered or driven by the ejector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Shun Ping YAO
  • Patent number: 8308038
    Abstract: A part clamp is temporarily held in a short cylindrical portion provided on a contact arm of a nailing machine and is nailed to a building body or the like by the nailing machine. The part clamp is provided with a base portion having a through hole at its center for inserting a nail therethrough, and an engaging portions for engaging with the short cylindrical portion. When the part clamp is pushed in the axial direction of an injection port of the nailing machine, the part clamp is temporarily held in the short cylindrical portion. The load to push the part clamp to engage with the short cylindrical portion is lower than the load to push the contact arm to slide along the injection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Yasushi Yokochi, Satoshi Osuga, Hiroshi Shiokawa
  • Patent number: 8302293
    Abstract: In order to ensure reliable feeding in particular of a clinch nut (M) from a ready position (16) into a processing position, the processing tool designed as a press-in tool (2) has a guide element (14), through which the clinch nut (M) is pressed into the processing position by means of a punch (8) against an elastic holding force exerted by the guide element (14). The guide element (14) is designed in particular as a slotted bush and is arranged as an insert in a hold-down (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Richard Bergner Verbindungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Klaus Dehlke
  • 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: 8251273
    Abstract: A continuous cap feed mechanism for use with fastener driving device includes a housing for receiving a coiled strip of interconnected caps removably mounted the fastener driving device. The housing includes a passageway for guiding the strip of caps from the coil to a position beneath a fastener to be driven by the fastener driving device and an advancing mechanism for moving the leading cap on said strip from the passage to the position beneath the fastener to be driven after the fastener driving device drives a prior fastener into a cap and as it is moved away from the previously driven fastener. The advancing mechanism includes a driver movably mounted in the housing for movement between an extended and retracted position adjacent the location on the fastener driving device at which the fastener driving device drives fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Arrow Fastener Co., LLC
    Inventor: Ilya Shor
  • Patent number: 8152039
    Abstract: A recess filling apparatus forms part of, or is for use with, a tool for driving a multiplicity of fixing elements into a work surface. The apparatus utilizes a dispensing strip defining a multiplicity of chambers containing filler material, each chamber containing sufficient filler material for use with a single fixing element. The apparatus comprises means to support the dispensing strip, and means for locating a chamber that contains filler material in or adjacent to the path of a fixing element, and for advancing the dispensing strip prior to driving the next fixing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Nail Seal Limited
    Inventors: Roy Searle, Jan Holland
  • Patent number: 7963428
    Abstract: A recess filling apparatus forms part of, or is for use with, a tool for driving a multiplicity of fixing elements into a work surface. The apparatus utilises a dispensing strip defining a multiplicity of chambers containing filler material, each chamber containing sufficient filler material for use with a single fixing element. The apparatus comprises means to support the dispensing strip, and means for locating a chamber that contains filler material in or adjacent to the path of a fixing element, and for advancing the dispensing strip prior to driving the next fixing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Nail Seal Limited
    Inventors: Roy Searle, Jan Holland
  • 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: 7789280
    Abstract: A semi-automatic machine for affixing an anti-theft device, such as an EAS marker, to an article of clothing or the like. The anti-theft device is of the type made up of two elements that are to be snapped together through the article of clothing. Each of the two kinds of elements is stored in a respective vibrating bowl and transferred to an assembly station by a respective vibrating conveyor. One of the two elements is positioned on a working surface at the assembly station. The second element is taken up by a snap-connection mechanism. A laser provides a reference mark at the working surface so that an operator can precisely position a desired part of the article of clothing for receiving the anti-theft device. After the article is positioned in accordance with the reference mark, the snap-connection mechanism is actuated to insert the second element into the first element through the article of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Didier Gouelibo, Alain Dameme
  • Publication number: 20100213233
    Abstract: A nose piece for inserting fixing elements into predefined seats in a work piece includes a drive channel for receiving a lower end of a drive rod. The drive rod is movable from an initial upper position, through a first intermediate position, to a lower position when acted on from above on by a drive force. A lower face of the nose piece is adapted to receive a first fixing element. At least one finger is biased toward a side wall of the nose piece. When the drive rod exerts a force on an actuator, the actuator moves the finger from a closed position, in which a lower portion of the finger is disposed under an outer portion of the flange of the first fixing element, to an open position, in which the lower portion of the finger is disposed away from under the outer portion of the flange of the first fixing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Sung Hsiang Liu
  • Patent number: 7699202
    Abstract: A continuous cap feed mechanism for use with fastener driving device includes a housing for receiving a coiled strip of interconnected caps removably mounted the fastener driving device. The housing includes a passageway for guiding the strip of caps from the coil to a position beneath a fastener to be driven by the fastener driving device and an advancing mechanism for moving the leading cap on said strip from the passage to the position beneath the fastener to be driven after the fastener driving device drives a prior fastener into a cap and as it is moved away from the previously driven fastener. The advancing mechanism includes a driver movably mounted in the housing for movement between an extended and retracted position adjacent the location on the fastener driving device at which the fastener driving device drives fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Arrow Fastener Company, LLC.
    Inventor: Ilya Shor
  • Publication number: 20090134194
    Abstract: A stapling system for dispensing both staples and shaped objects is provided. This system includes at least one item to be stapled; at least one shaped object, wherein the at least one shaped object is adapted to receive at least one staple; at least one staple; and a stapling device, wherein the stapling device is adapted to contain both the at least one shaped object and the at least one staple; wherein upon actuating the stapling device both the at least one shaped object and the at least one staple are dispensed from the stapling device; and wherein upon dispensation from the stapling device, the staple cooperates with the shaped object to attached the shaped object to the surface of the item to be stapled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: Elmer's Products, inc..
    Inventors: Richard Maksimoski, Brian King, Ryan Erickson
  • Patent number: 7506789
    Abstract: A continuous cap feed mechanism for use with fastener driving device includes a housing for receiving a coiled strip of interconnected caps removably mounted the fastener driving device. The housing includes a passageway for guiding the strip of caps from the coil to a position beneath a fastener to be driven by the fastener driving device and an advancing mechanism for moving the leading cap on said strip from the passage to the position beneath the fastener to be driven after the fastener driving device drives a prior fastener into a cap and as it is moved away from the previously driven fastener. The advancing mechanism includes a driver movably mounted in the housing for movement between an extended and retracted position adjacent the location on the fastener driving device at which the fastener driving device drives fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Arrow Fastener Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Ilya Shor
  • Patent number: 7500588
    Abstract: An improved tin tag dispensing and nailing tool includes an operating member that is adapted for connection with a roofer's nailing gun, which operating member is guided by a pair of spaced vertical guide rods for vertical sliding displacement relative to the tool housing between an upper retracted position and a lower nailing position. The operating member is formed from a synthetic plastic material and contains vertical though bores that respectively receive the guide rods. Tubular oil-impregnated bushings are mounted in the through bores concentrically about the guide rods. A linkage arrangement connects the operating member with a shuttle plate that is displaced between a loading position adjacent the tin tag supply station and a discharging position adjacent the tin tag nailing station. An integral punched-out tongue portion extends upwardly at an acute angle from the shuttle plate for engagement with the lowermost tin tag of a stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas J. McGuinness, James M. McGuinness, Thomas L. McCart
  • Publication number: 20090032565
    Abstract: An improved tin tag dispensing and nailing tool includes an operating member that is adapted for connection with a roofer's nailing gun, which operating member is guided by a pair of spaced vertical guide rods for vertical sliding displacement relative to the tool housing between an upper retracted position and a lower nailing position. The operating member is formed from a synthetic plastic material and contains vertical through bores that respectively receive the guide rods. Tubular oil-impregnated bushings are mounted in the through bores concentrically about the guide rods. A linkage arrangement connects the operating member with a shuttle plate that is displaced between a loading position adjacent the tin tag supply station and a discharging position adjacent the tin tag nailing station. An integral punched-out tongue portion extends upwardly at an acute angle from the shuttle plate for engagement with the lowermost tin tag of a stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas J. McGuinness, James M. McGuinness, Thomas L. McCart
  • Patent number: 7481346
    Abstract: A manually swingable hammer-type stapling tool having an elongate housing having a striker movably mounted thereon; a staple driving blade mounted on the housing and movable relative to the striker along a staple discharge path when the striker impacts against a surface; a staple magazine carried on said housing and containing a clip of staples so that a leading staple of the clip is disposed in a staple discharge path below the driving blade; and a cap supply and feeding arrangement mounted on the housing for positioning a cap in a discharge position wherein it is disposed below the leading staple, the arrangement including a cap magazine containing a significant number of individual caps disposed in adjacent and joined edge-to-edge relationship to define a connected strip of caps, and a manual feeding mechanism for advancing a leading cap of the strip into the discharge position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: National Nail Corporation
    Inventors: Roger A. Vanden Berg, Roger C. Bruins, Ross Kooienga
  • Patent number: 7407073
    Abstract: A nail-guiding device comprising a sleeve having a linear passage therethrough, the linear passage having a first end at least partially covered by a flexible membrane with an opening, the membrane operative to engage and hold the nail, and a piston slideably engaged in the linear passage and operative to transfer the impact of the driver to the nail in a drive-in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: M.G.H Agricultural cooperative Society Ltd.
    Inventor: Gilad Rafaeli
  • Patent number: 7344058
    Abstract: An automatic washer feeder for an automatic nail gun comprises a washer storage container that stores a coil of washers interconnected together edge-to-edge and a feeding mechanism that uncoils the washers and feeds them one at a time into a position wherein the washers are in alignment with nails being driven by the nail gun. The feeding mechanism is synchronized with the nail in driver such that one washer is placed in line with each nail before it is driven. The washers are attached together edge-to-edge by a breakable linkage which is broken or cut whet a washer is driven into contact with a substrate surface being nailed by the action of the nail gun. The linkage can be an adhesive tape that breaks when the tape is pierced by a nail and the washer is driven into a substrate. Alternatively, the linkage can be formed by integrally molding the washers with an interconnecting link or by string collation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: National Nail Corporation
    Inventors: Roger C. Bruins, Roger A. Vanden Berg
  • Patent number: 7249701
    Abstract: An automated power actuated gun which drives a fastener assembly having a plate frictionally engaging a nail or stud into a hard substrate or surface such as concrete that has attached thereto a fastener feeding assembly. The fastener feeding assembly is formed with a spring-biased holder that holds the fastener assembly to be driven until the barrel is in position for driving the fastener assembly. The fastener feeding assembly is attached directly to the barrel of the power actuated gun. The fastener feeding assembly is formed with a window at the point where the fastener assembly to be driven is received by the barrel of the power actuated gun allowing the fastener feeding track to be used with fastener assemblies having legs that can bend inwardly when the fastener assembly is driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Alfonso Losada
  • Patent number: 7232050
    Abstract: The invention provides a manually actuated fastener driver device having a fastener cap reservoir disposed in proximity to the driver of the device and a cap advancement mechanism. Upon each actuation, the device delivers a cap and fastener to a work surface, for example, during the attachment of a sheet-like material to the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Allan Omli, LLC
    Inventor: Allan T. Omli
  • Patent number: 7131564
    Abstract: Fastener insertion apparatus comprises a nose having a fastener delivery passage and side entry port. Fasteners such as rivets are supplied to the nose via a fastener supply passage and a fastener feeder assembly. A punch reciprocally disposed for movement in the delivery passage drives a fastener disposed in the delivery passage out of the passage and into a workpiece. The feeder assembly comprises a gate that is movable between retracted and advanced positions. In the retracted position it is clear of the supply passage and the delivery passage so as to permit movement of a fastener from the supply passage to the delivery passage. In the advanced position it at least partially closes the supply passage so as to prevent movement of a fastener and it projects into the delivery passage through the entry port so as to retain a fastener, if present, in the delivery passage. Sensors are provided to detect the position of the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Henrob Limited
    Inventors: Shane Peter Matthews, Stuart Blacket, Wojciech Gostylla
  • Patent number: 7111767
    Abstract: An automated power actuated gun having a fastener feeding track with guides for holding a fastener assembly having a plate and attached stud in a firing position. The power actuated gun is attached to the fastener feeding track so as to permit relative movement there between. A fastener loading control prevents movement of an adjacent fastener assembly held within the fastener feeding track from moving until the barrel of the power actuated gun is clear. The relative movement between the fastener feeding track and the power actuated gun is utilized to activate a control mechanism to perform various functions on the power actuated gun, such as to advance a charge or to push a trigger firing the power actuated gun. The functioning of the power actuated gun is automated, greatly increasing productivity of a worker and eliminating the need of the worker to tediously load by hand and fire individual fastener assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Alfonso Losada
  • Patent number: 7093714
    Abstract: A roofing washers assembly includes a plurality of stacked roofing washers and a positioning roofing washer is located at an end of the stacked roofing washers. An elongate holding member has a removable end piece connected to a first end thereof and the end piece extends through the central aperture in each of the stacked roofing washers and the positioning aperture of the positioning roofing washer. The end piece has expandable spikes which are pushed inward when passing through the positioning washer and then expand outward after the spikes go through the positioning aperture. The end piece is disengaged from the holding member when the holding member is pulled from a second end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Inventor: Wen-Sheng Huang
  • Patent number: 7090109
    Abstract: The invention comprises a staple gun with highly compact accessory apparatus for attaching a planar tab or label to a fixing surface. The accessory has a housing and a positioning and indexing assembly associated with the housing which is operable to feed and hold a tab or label between the staple gun head and fixing surface, thereby allowing single-handed fixing of a label or tab to a fixing surface. The apparatus can include a roller assembly, staple gun and accessory apparatus or have all components integrated into the construction of a staple gun apparatus. Preferably, the apparatus is mated with a tab or label holding magazine. Some exemplary embodiments of the invention are suitable for securing protective covering to lumber product and may be configured for rectangular polyolefin tabs measuring approximately 0.035 inch thick and 1.0 inches by 2.0 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Columbia River Staple & Lumber Wrap, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Burlingame, Cory Burlingame
  • Patent number: 7073699
    Abstract: A fastening tool applies parts, in particular plastic parts, to objects. The plastic parts are supplied in the form of a belt in which the plastic parts are linked together by at least one flexible web. The fastening tool transports the belt by a feed mechanism such that one plastic part at a time is delivered to a fastening position. The feed mechanism has a fluid drive that is coupled by a translation-rotation converter to a transport gear rotatably mounted on the fastening tool and designed to positively or nonpositively engage the belt in order to transport it. The translation-rotation converter has an overrunning clutch whose driving gear is kinematically coupled to the fluid drive and whose driven gear is coupled to the transport gear in a rotationally fixed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventor: Dieter Seidler
  • Patent number: 7025241
    Abstract: A device attaches to a roofing nail gun for individually feeding disc-shaped tin tags into centered alignment with the nail gun hammer for safe and accurate center nailing of the tin tag to a host surface. A chute on the device extends from an open top end to a bottom end having a tin tag passage hole centered below the nail gun hammer. Tin Tags are individually deposited through the open top of the device and slide down the chute. Magnets at the bottom end direct and hold the tin tag in centered alignment between the nail gun hammer and passage hole. The bottom portion of the chute is spring biased to allow the nail gun to be pressed downwardly so that the hammer urges the tin tag through the hole and against the host surface prior to firing the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Inventor: Jorge Luis Castellanos
  • Patent number: 6968605
    Abstract: A tag apparatus and method includes a nail gun with a tag positioning device. The tag positioning device is connected to a nail gun safety probe. Flexible tags are held in a tag magazine. Upon depression of the safety probe, a tag is rotated from its storage position within the tag magazine into position in front of the nail gun. According to one embodiment a scanning device is connected to the tag apparatus for obtaining data from tags after they are attached to an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Inventor: G. Rene Zamora
  • Patent number: 6932260
    Abstract: A nailer includes a gun body, a magazine, a feed plate, a washer barrel, a catch plate, and a locking ring. Thus, the washer is closely positioned between the catch flange of the feed plate and the locking ring, thereby facilitating a user combining the washer with the nail. In addition, the locking ring is tensioned only when the washer passes through the locking ring, so that the locking ring is not maintained at the tightened state constantly, thereby preventing the locking ring from producing fatigue, and thereby enhancing the lifetime of the locking ring. Further, the locking ring is used to stop washers made of plastic or metallic material, thereby enhancing the versatility of the nailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Yong Song Hardware & Tool Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Chi Chou
  • Patent number: 6918523
    Abstract: A nailer includes a nailer body and a spacer actuator design. The spacer actuator design has a container tube and a flexible propelling unit. A liftable cover is screwed into the top of a container tube. In the case of a closing state of the cover, the hollow trough cover can be connected to the open-top hollow tube of the container tube. A L-shape guide trough is mounted at one side wall of the hollow trough and a wedge groove is placed at the end of L-shape guide trough, where a vertical guide trough is provided at one side wall of the container tube's hollow tube. In the case of a closing state of the cover, the top end of the vertical guide trough will be connected to L-shape guide trough. A propelling unit includes a propelling block, a spring and a control board, of which the spring is mounted between the control board and inner wall of hollow trough to push down the propelling block flexibly. The outer face of the control board is provided with a toggle switch that protrudes from L-shape guide trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Yong Song Hardware & Tool Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Chi Chou
  • Patent number: 6908022
    Abstract: A pneumatically operated washer feeding attachment for use with a fastener driver of the type having a driver stroke axis and an exit barrel. A delivery channel has an acceleration chamber at one end for receiving washers one at a time from a magazine, and a retention region at the other end to which washers are pneumatically driven. The retention region has an exit aperture aligned with the fastener driver exit barrel and with the exit aperture. The attachment is powered by collected exhaust gas from the fastener driver. Some embodiments require no moving parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Inventor: Jeffrey F. Schmitz
  • Patent number: 6837412
    Abstract: A construction tool and method of use for affixing holding cap washers to roofing paper and building wrap tar paper. The tool is a combination of a fastener-driving gun together with a feeding magazine holding a clip of plastic cap washers to be affixed, and the feed magazine feeds successive cap washers under the nose of the fastener-driving gun so that fasteners, such as nails or staples, can penetrate the cap washer and hold down the roofing paper or building wrap tar paper. As the cap approaches the nose of the gun, the cap feeder flips the cap ninety degrees along an axis transverse to the feed direction. A shortened shuttle is used with a spring arm holding one edge of the leading cap in the magazine and the rearward portion of the shuttle holding the other edge of the leading cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: PneuTools, Incorporated
    Inventor: Frederick W. Lamb
  • Publication number: 20040188490
    Abstract: An automated power actuated gun which drives a fastener assembly having a plate frictionally engaging a nail or stud into a hard substrate or surface such as concrete that has attached thereto a fastener feeding assembly. The fastener feeding assembly is formed with a spring-biased holder that holds the fastener assembly to be driven until the barrel is in position for driving the fastener assembly. The fastener feeding assembly is attached directly to the barrel of the power actuated gun. The fastener feeding assembly is formed with a window at the point where the fastener assembly to be driven is received by the barrel of the power actuated gun allowing the fastener feeding track to be used with fastener assemblies having legs that can bend inwardly when the fastener assembly is driven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Alfonso Losada
  • Publication number: 20040188489
    Abstract: An automated power actuated gun, and a method of using the power actuated gun, the gun being able to drive a fastener assembly having a plate frictionally engaging a nail or stud by means of a trigger firing mechanism that allows the gun to be fired by the use of relative motion between a barrel portion of the gun and the trigger of the gun. The automated power actuated gun can also have attached thereto a fastener feeding track capable of carrying multiple fastener assemblies, and the plates of the fastener assemblies are curved or have grooves and the track is formed for mating engagement with the curved plate for allowing the guiding of the fastener assembly along the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Alfonso Losada
  • Publication number: 20040173658
    Abstract: A device attaches to a roofing nail gun for individually feeding disc-shaped tin tags into centered alignment with the nail gun hammer for safe and accurate center nailing of the tin tag to a host surface. A chute on the device extends from an open top end to a bottom end having a tin tag passage hole centered below the nail gun hammer. Tin Tags are individually deposited through the open top of the device and slide down the chute. Magnets at the bottom end direct and hold the tin tag in centered alignment between the nail gun hammer and passage hole. The bottom portion of the chute is spring biased to allow the nail gun to be pressed downwardly so that the hammer urges the tin tag through the hole and against the host surface prior to firing the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventor: Jorge Luis Castellanos
  • Patent number: 6779700
    Abstract: A cap assembly for an automatic cap feeder and fastener driver comprises a plurality of relatively thin, domed metal discs that can be pierced by fasteners discharged from a fastener driver such as a nail gun without bending the nail or jamming the driver, with the caps being connected together by a paper backed adhesive tape mounted on the undersides of the concave caps, with the caps having outer edges that are sufficiently sharp that they sever the tape from the strip of caps when the caps are driven into a substrate after a fastener has penetrated the caps. The fastener driver includes improved feeder teeth and an anti-backup pawl that extend into recesses in the track. A cover encloses an open edge of a cap storage basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: National Nail Corp.
    Inventors: Roger C. Bruins, Roger A. Vanden Berg
  • Publication number: 20040112933
    Abstract: A construction tool and method of use for affixing holding cap washers to roofing paper and building wrap tar paper. The tool is a combination of a fastener-driving gun together with a feeding magazine holding a clip of plastic cap washers to be affixed, and the feed magazine feeds successive cap washers under the nose of the fastener-driving gun so that fasteners, such as nails or staples, can penetrate the cap washer and hold down the roofing paper or building wrap tar paper. As the cap approaches the nose of the gun, the cap feeder flips the cap ninety degrees along an axis transverse to the feed direction. A shortened shuttle is used with a spring arm holding one edge of the leading cap in the magazine and the rearward portion of the shuttle holding the other edge of the leading cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: PneuTools, Incorporated
    Inventor: Frederick W. Lamb
  • Publication number: 20040094596
    Abstract: The hanger taken from a strip of hangers is positioned on a fastening and cutting anvil (6) displaceable between a bottom position, in which it retracts below the level of the support plate (1) and a top position, in which it projects above said plate. A blade (17), the central part of which forms a bridge beneath which the strip of hangers passes, is fixed to the plate, in contact with the anvil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Pierre Cassese, Alain Cassese, Jean Cassese, Philippe Cassese
  • Publication number: 20040079781
    Abstract: A stack of caps each have a central hole and a connection cord frictionally extends through the central holes for collection the caps as a stack. A ring is connected to a first end of the cord and an enlarged end piece is integrally formed on a second end of the cord. The enlarged end piece is slightly larger than the central hole of each cap so that it is allowed to be pulled through the central holes when the cord is pulled out from the stack of the caps. A pushing mechanism includes a cover and a pushing rod which movably extends through the cover. The cover is threadedly engaged with the threaded inner periphery defined in the open top of the tube and a spring is mounted to the pushing rod. A pushing end is connected to the pushing rod so as to press on a top of the stack of the caps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventor: Chen-Fa Huang
  • Patent number: 6659326
    Abstract: A washer supply device includes a hollow tubular member connected to a side of a power nailer and an opening is defined longitudinally through the tubular member. A washer transferring member is connected to the power nailer a hole is defined through the washer transferring member. A plurality of washers each have a central hole and a flexible wire frictionally extends through the central holes to collect the washers together so that the washers are received in the tubular member via the opening. The wire is pulled out from the washers via the hole in the washer transferring member. A pushing rod movably connected to the tubular member compresses on the washers and includes an outer portion for pressing on a flange of each washer, and an inner portion which is engaged with an annular groove in each washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Besco Pneumatic Corp.
    Inventor: Chen-Fa Huang
  • Patent number: 6634537
    Abstract: A detachable insulation wire-pressing element of a stapling device is disclosed. The wire-pressing element has a wire-pressing section at the center of the element and the bottom face of the wire-pressing section is provided with a wire slot having an opening facing downward the two sides of the wire-pressing section are respectively provided with a corresponding nailing hole, and the nailing hole is corresponding to a staple-impacting plate of the stapling device, thereby a wire-pressing element is formed. When the front edge of the wire-pressing element is aligned with the front edge of the stapling device the nailing holes are corresponding to the staple-impacting plate of the stapling device, and thereby a staple row utilized in the stapling device and by aligning the wire-pressing element with the front edge of the stapling device, the wire-pressing element can be used to secure insulation wires. The wire-pressing element can be utilized in stapling device for outdoors and indoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Inventor: Tung-I Chen
  • Publication number: 20030192930
    Abstract: A staple or nail gun assembly includes a staple or nail gun, a cap feeding device and a cap having a peripheral rim disposed on its underside, a marginal edge on its upper side adjacent a central portion having the shape of a truncated cone. The staple or mail gun and the cap feeding device are generally disposed at opposite ends of the handle of the staple or nail gun. The cap feeding device includes a base, a cap container and a shuttle. The base has a cap feeding chamber and-a cap holding chamber and a channel connecting the two chambers. The container is used to store staple or nail caps and to feed the caps to the cap feeding chamber of the base, one cap at a time. The shuttle is operatively associated with the channel of the base to move a cap at the cap feeding chamber towards the cap holding chamber through the channel by a distance equal to the diameter of the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: PneuTools, Incorporated
    Inventor: Frederick W. Lamb
  • Publication number: 20030173392
    Abstract: A washer supply device includes a hollow tubular member connected to a side of a power nailer and an opening is defined longitudinally through the tubular member. A washer transferring member is connected to the power nailer a hole is defined through the washer transferring member. A plurality of washers each have a central hole and a flexible wire frictionally extends through the central holes to collect the washers together so that the washers are received in the tubular member via the opening. The wire is pulled out from the washers via the hole in the washer transferring member. A pushing rod movably connected to the tubular member compresses on the washers and includes an outer portion for pressing on a flange of each washer, and an inner portion which is engaged with an annular groove in each washer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventor: Chen-Fa Huang
  • Publication number: 20030102350
    Abstract: A washer feeding device attached to a nail gun is provided. The washer feeding device comprises a hollow cylindrical washer receiving cylinder having a plurality of washers stacked therein. The washer receiving cylinder comprises the following elements. A ring-like first stop member is inwardly extended from the top edge. The inner diameter of the first stop member is smaller than the diameter of the washer by a predetermined value. A flexible second stop member is temporarily snapped to the bottom. A bias mechanism on the washer receiving cylinder serves for pressing the topmost washer downwardly; and a pneumatic delivery mechanism serves for pushing the bottommost washer into the nail gun. The washers are prevented from dropping from either end of the washer receiving cylinder in storage. Also, the washers are free to leave the washer receiving cylinder through the second stop member in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: Hsien Nung Liu, Chien Chi Chou
  • Patent number: 6564984
    Abstract: A loop pin connecting device includes a grip lever rotatably pivoted to the grip section of the device proper, a driving arm rotated by the grip lever, the first pin holder section linearly traveling on the first guide rail by the driving arm, the first feeding pin mounted to the first pin holder section, the second pin holder section linearly traveling on the second guide rail by the driving arm, the second feeding pin including a flexible member whose base end is fixed to the second pin holder section, and the guide member for guiding the head end section of the second feeding pin and the guide member bends and its head end lowers to the first feeding pin position arranged with the height and horizontal position varied, entangling of the filament section is prevented and occurrence of jams in operation is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignees: M.I.T. International Co., Ltd., Lasco Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ueno, Junji Shiraya
  • Patent number: 6543666
    Abstract: A The present invention relates to a staple gun with a cap feeding device connected to a nose portion of the barrel of the staple gun. A cap container is located beside and in parallel with the barrel. A transportation member is connected between the cap container and the nose portion of the staple gun. A distance between the cap container and the nose portion is substantially only one diameter distance of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: Chen-Fa Huang