With Work Feed Means Patents (Class 227/36)
  • Patent number: 6296064
    Abstract: A drive tool having a top portion which is engageable with a drive source and a lower portion engageable with a fastener. The drive tool includes an axial load assist mechanism configured to urge the lower portion and upper portion of the tool away from each other (i.e. relative movement) such that a generally axial force is applied to the fastener engaged with the lower portion of the tool. As a result, the amount of upper body axial force an operator must apply to the drive tool to install the fastener is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Janusz, David C. Goss
  • Patent number: 3934329
    Abstract: A fastener for cloth and similar materials is secured thereto by means of apparatus which includes an elongated member which is tempered in the form of a coil. Absent restraint the coil will move in a direction which is tangential to the envelope of the coil and carry therewith portions of the fastener and in cooperation with a base and a punch the members of the fastener are assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: Lawrence Peska Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Satkin