Including Means To Insert Member In Bight Patents (Class 227/32)
  • Patent number: 7861905
    Abstract: A hand-held drive-in tool (10) has a trigger switch (19) for triggering a drive-in process by drive unit (30) that drives a drive-in ram (13), a press-on feeler (18) which is arranged so as to be displaceable at a muzzle (16), which can detect that the drive-in tool pressed against a workpiece, and which prevents the actuation of a drive-in process in its initial position (41) and enables actuation of its drive-in process in its switching position (43), a component feeler (17) displaceably arranged at the muzzle (16) and capable of being actuated independently from the press-on feeler (18) and preventing actuation of a drive-in process in its initial position (42) and enabling the actuation of the drive-in process in its switching position (44), the component feeler (17) detecting fitting of an auxiliary constructional component (110) to the muzzle (16), with a drive-in process being initiated by the trigger switch (19) only when the component feeler (17) and the press-on feeler (18) are both in their respect
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Miescher, Harald Fielitz, Walter Odoni, Ulrich Schiestl
  • Patent number: 7784762
    Abstract: A wall hanging mounting device for use with at least one wall support and a wall hanging having a mounting portion includes a coupling unit configured to couple the at least one wall support to a wall while the wall support is in at least close proximity to the mounting portion of the wall hanging. The coupling unit includes a drive surface that moves in a plane or about an axis between the wall hanging and the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Fermions, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Don W. Klein
  • Patent number: 7721928
    Abstract: A nail-driving device includes a body having a nail ejection portion, a nail-striking member, an activation switch, a trigger mechanism, a force-transmitting member, and a safety mechanism. The force-transmitting member is connected pivotally to the safety mechanism. When the safety mechanism is limited in a first position, and when the trigger mechanism is actuated, the force-transmitting member activates the activation switch to thereby move the nail-striking member relative to the body. When movement of the safety mechanism relative to the body is allowed, and when the trigger mechanism is actuated, the force-transmitting member moves the safety mechanism from the first position to a second position such that a contact portion of the activation switch serves as a fulcrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Basso Industry Corp.
    Inventors: Jin-Chi Chen, Chun-Chi Lai
  • Publication number: 20100019014
    Abstract: A washer holding device for temporarily retaining nonmagnetic washers being applied to a building material surface with a fastener gun comprises an arm for affixing the washer holding device to a fastener gun and a washer receptacle joined to the arm. The washer receptacle includes a contacting end, a washer receiving cavity, and a central aperture, with the contacting end defining a distal end of the washer holding device and the cavity sized to receive a nonmagnetic washer such that the washer is temporarily retained within the cavity via a friction fit. An embodiment may include a shoulder, such as an annular flange, recessed from the contacting end, with the shoulder adapted to contact the surface of a deformable building material to limit the depression of the washer receptacle into the building material. The arm may be of various configurations for use with different style fastener guns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: RODENHOUSE, INC.
    Inventor: Robert H. Rodenhouse
  • Patent number: 6688509
    Abstract: A connection filament inserting apparatus of the present invention is for inserting a T-shape portion of a connection filament through an article safety and speedy, and comprises a hollow body formed by plastic working, said hollow body having a conical formed front end and an opening formed at a front end, where a length of the opening is longer than a prior art. It can be prevent that the accidents happen, such as a T-shape portion of a connection filament is pushed in or caught in a cavity of a front end of a conical portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Ryokosha Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Orikasa, Fusaji Mimura, Naokazu Tsuchiya, Kiyoaki Saito
  • Patent number: 5915614
    Abstract: A self-contained button attachment assembly. In a preferred embodiment, the assembly comprises a fastener dispensing tool. The tool includes a hollow, open-ended, unitary housing having a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion and the bottom portion are generally cylindrical in shape, the top portion having a substantially greater cross-sectional diameter than the bottom portion. Four hollow, slotted needles are fixedly mounted in the housing and extend out through the bottom thereof. Four ejector rods are slidably mounted within the four needles, the four ejector rods being fixedly mounted at their respective top ends on a plate that is slidably mounted within the top portion of the housing and is accessible through the open top end thereof. The assembly also comprises a conventional garment button of the type having four transverse openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Paul A. Davignon, Charles L. Deschenes
  • Patent number: 5579975
    Abstract: A fastener driving tool capable of locating a preformed hole in a first workpiece, aligning the drive track of the tool with the hole, and thereafter driving a fastener, such as a nail, through the hole and into a second workpiece to attach the first workpiece to the second workpiece. The tool has a magazine comprising an outer portion affixed to the tool and its drive track containing guide body, and an inner portion containing a strip of nails and pivoted at its rearward end to the rearward end of the outer magazine portion. The inner magazine portion is pivotable within the outer magazine portion between a first position wherein the forwardmost nail of the strip extends well beyond the nose of the guide body serving as a probe to locate and enter the workpiece hole, and a second position wherein the forwardmost nail of the strip is still engaged in the workpiece hole and is properly aligned in the drive track to be driven by the tool driver through the first workpiece hole and into the second workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Senco Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles J. Moorman
  • Patent number: 5520318
    Abstract: A picture hanging apparatus is provided, which facilitate the hanging of a picture on a wall. The apparatus includes a tool with a frame having a forward or inner part that lies in front of a picture to be hung and which holds a hook device, and an outer part which includes a base extending rearwardly from the top of the inner part and a handle extending downwardly from the rear of the base. A driving mechanism which is movably mounted on the frame, has a drive end lying at the inner part of the frame and movable along a driveline to drive a fastener into the wall, the mechanism also including an actuator end lying at the frame outer part and being operable to forcefully move the drive end along the driveline. One drive mechanism includes a strike member slidably mounted on the frame to move parallel to the driveline, with the strike member having an outer end forming the actuator and designed to be operated by hitting it with a hammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Inventor: Conrad B. Sloop
  • Patent number: 5452835
    Abstract: In a powered fastener-driving tool including a nosepiece arranged to guide a fastener driven by the tool and an actuator movable between an extended position and a retracted position and biased toward the extended position for disabling the tool unless the actuator is moved toward the retracted position, an improved mechanism is disclosed for positioning the tool relative to an opening in a workpiece to be fastened to a substrate. The mechanism comprises a probe having a tapered end adapted to extend into the opening of the workpiece for aligning the nosepiece with respect to the opening of the workpiece so that a fastener can be precisely driven through the opening of the workpiece. The mechanism further comprises a pivot pin for mounting the probe pivotally to the actuator via an arm mounted fixedly to the actuator and a bracket mounted fixedly to the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Yury Shkolnikov
  • Patent number: 4928867
    Abstract: A connector (10) for positioning fasteners (16) in a preformed opening (24) in a wall (12). Tabs (18) formed on the front surface (13) of the wall (12) guide the nail gun (22) and trip a trigger mechanism to cause the fastener (16) to be driven through the wall (12) and into an abutting structural member.The system further includes a nail gun (59) having a follower plate (94) pivotally mounted in channels (89) formed on each side of a foot (79). Each follower plate (94) is guided into contact with a tab (116) that pivots the follower plate (94) into contact with a mounting plate (75) attached to a linking arm (68) that enables activation of a pneumatic nail driving device (62) and the ejection of a nail through a predetermined position on the connector (118).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Inventor: Mark B. Jensen
  • Patent number: 4731917
    Abstract: A pneumatically operated staple gun with an adjustably spaced away elongate guide shoe allows control, with fine adjustment, of depth of penetration of staples, when stapling, through nailing slots of vinyl siding, into thick low density insulating boards. Shoe includes slot locating means in one embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Assignee: National Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Thomas R. Krowl
  • Patent number: 4485952
    Abstract: A shiftable magazine clip feed for orienting a U-shaped clip and a staple fastener at the head of a fastener driving tool triggered after the separation of a single clip from a stacked supply thereof, the clip being automatically positioned for application to a work piece and mounted thereon through engagement of the magazine with the work piece and that retracts the stacked supply of clips from said single clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Assignee: Power-Line Fastener Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles W. Weis
  • Patent number: 4424929
    Abstract: A clip magazine and feed for orienting a U-shaped clip and a staple fastener at the head of a fastener driving tool triggered after the separation of a single clip from a stacked supply thereof, the clip being automatically positioned for application to a work piece and mounted thereon through engagement of an actuator with the work piece and that retracts the stacked supply of clips from the single clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1984
    Assignee: Power-Wire Fastener Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles W. Weis
  • Patent number: 4376504
    Abstract: A machine for the attachment of buttons provided with shanks to articles provided with buttonholes, having a lower tool which holds a button upper part and moves relative to the lower tool towards the latter. A device is disposed in front of the upper tool for widening the buttonhole to approximately the clear width of the shank to be seated through the buttonhole onto the underlying layer of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1983
    Assignee: Firma Schaeffer-Homberg GmbH
    Inventor: Herbert Birkhofer
  • Patent number: 4339065
    Abstract: A novel device is disclosed for driving nail-like fasteners with associated washers into a workpiece. The device comprises a pneumatic driver apparatus, preferably one substantially the same as the tool disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 4,040,554, in association with a washer dispenser apparatus capable of semiautomatically deploying washers from a washer magazine so that the washers are fixed to the workpiece by the heads of the fasteners. The pneumatic driver and washer dispenser are attached together as a discrete assembly which is mounted on a hanger assembly so as to appear substantially weightless to a tool operator, and the driver and dispenser are adapted to be activated by a remotely positioned trigger device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1982
    Inventor: Harry M. Haytayan
  • Patent number: 4247032
    Abstract: Machine for attachment of rivets, buttons or the like, particularly to clothing pieces, with an upper tool traveling towards the lower tool, which upper tool sits on a vertically guided upper tool ram. The working stroke of the ram is achieved by means of an inclined surface of a wedge, the latter entering between a roller of the ram and an abutment on the machine side, with the inclined surface of the wedge running on the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1981
    Assignee: Schaeffer-Homberg GmbH
    Inventor: Raimund Stanik
  • Patent number: 4227637
    Abstract: A pneumatic tool is disclosed for attaching small metal members such as washers and name tags to a workpiece. The tool generally comprises a pneumatic driver apparatus for driving nail-like fasteners and a holder apparatus for holding the metal member positioned before the driver so that the member may be engaged by a fastener as it leaves the tool and thereby fastened to a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1980
    Inventor: Harry M. Haytayan