Independent, Headed, Aperture Pass-through Fastener Patents (Class 24/453)
  • Patent number: 10596620
    Abstract: A mold for production of cast parts, having two mold parts in the form of mold plates, which mold parts arc movable with respect to each other from an open position into a closed position, wherein the mold parts in their closed position define a mold cavity which may be filled with liquid casting compound and in their open position enable removal of a cast part which has solidified by at least partial cooling, and are lockable in their closed position by a locking device which joining the two mold parts so as to be releasable, and which mold parts may also be swung, wherewith in the closed position the locking device produces the locking of the mold plates with the stipulation that the locking pressure is maintained. The locking device has an energy storage means with a gas pressure spring for maintaining the closing pressure which presses the mold plates together after they have initially been pressed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Joerg Loewenstein
  • Patent number: 10556517
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seating portion and a seat shell coupled to the seat portion to swivel. The seat shell is coupled to the seating portion by a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FAURECIA AUTOSITZE GMBH
    Inventor: Bernd Römer
  • Patent number: 10408248
    Abstract: An inner housing defines a pin retaining receptacle elongated in an X-direction with entry ramps extending parallel to the X-direction. The inner housing is slidably coupled to an outer housing for movement in a Y-direction. The outer housing has an enclosed interior defined by outer housing walls extending from an outer housing flange. Resilient retention wings can extend outwardly from the outer housing walls without providing adjacent openings therethrough to facilitate water resistance. A water resistant seal is positionable between an outer housing flange and a first component to seal therebetween when the outer housing is coupled to the first component by the retention wings. Centering blades extend between the inner and outer housings to initially locate the pin retaining receptacle in a central position within the interior in a Y-direction and the centering blades are movable during insertion of the pin into the pin retaining receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Oday Amer Safry, Jason A. Meyers, Matthew R. Polselli
  • Patent number: 10349756
    Abstract: A product display assembly includes a floor and a divider. The floor is configured to support a product. The divider is configured to selectively engage the floor such that the divider extends in a longitudinal direction. The divider includes a body portion and a proximal leg. The proximal leg is movable with respect to the body portion in a longitudinal direction between a first position where the proximal leg engages the floor and a second position where the proximal leg is free from engagement with the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Display Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel C. Riley, Anthony Camello
  • Patent number: 10299776
    Abstract: A method for maintaining the alignment of the edges of a trocar defect by inserting into a defect a device for compressing the tissue such that part of the device is above while the other is below the defect, then pulling back on the device so that the part below the defect is up against the defect, then while holding the device below the defect in place, push down on the part above the wound so that it compresses the tissue. Finally, release the device from the insertion tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LAP IQ, Inc
    Inventors: Michael Sigmund Klein, Michael George Fourkas, Widya Mulyasasmita, James Su
  • Patent number: 10280953
    Abstract: A composite laminate for connection to at least one attachment component in a load-introduction joint, said composite laminate comprising an opening that is adapted to receive a load-introduction component of said load-introduction joint, wherein a prefailure indication element is provided in the region of said opening, said prefailure indication element being modifiable by said load-introduction component in a prefailure mode of said load-introduction joint for indication of an impending function-affecting failure of said composite laminate. The invention is further related to a corresponding load-introduction component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS HEICOPTERS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Moritz Buesing
  • Patent number: 10274000
    Abstract: A fastener comprising a body having a first portion and a second portion is provided. The first and second body portions are adjustably connected such that the distance between the first body portion and the second body portion is adjustable along a longitudinal axis of the body. A first flange is arranged on the first body portion and a second flange is arranged on the second body portion. A locking mechanism is provided for securing the first and second body portions together while permitting adjustment of the distance between the first and second body portions in the direction of the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Bulow
  • Patent number: 10228004
    Abstract: A fastener comprises a housing, a socket, a pintle and a locking feature. The housing includes a shaft, a central bore that extends axially at least partially through the housing and a ball lock aperture extending from the bore. The socket extends into the housing adjacent to the first end face, and is configured such that rotation of the first socket rotates the fastener. The pintle is positioned within the bore and includes an actuation end and a rod that extends axially from the actuation end. The rod includes a ball transitioning surface and a ball locking surface. The pintle is moveable axially within the bore between a designated lock position where the ball locking surface of the pintle is aligned in register with each ball lock aperture, and a designated unlocked position where the ball lock surface of the pintle is moved axially away from each ball lock aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: OMNI AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventor: John J. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 10213719
    Abstract: A cam lock system for an air intake filter housing is provided that includes a clevis rod adapted for connection to a bolt on the air intake filter housing; a cam handle; a filter clamp coupled to the cam handle, the filter clamp having one or more cam surfaces thereon, the cam handle and filter clamp pivotally connected to a first end of the clevis rod; a spring carrier disposed at the second end of the clevis rod; and a spring disposed on the clevis rod and restrained between the spring carrier and a washer disposed on the clevis rod. The cam surface engages the washer and pivotal movement of the cam handle and filter clamp causes compression of the spring via the washer to provide clamping force to secure an air filter element in the air intake filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Knox, II, Christopher Lucke
  • Patent number: 10178993
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of devices and methods for forming a seal covering an incision in tissue. In some embodiments, a deformable member can be loaded into a catheter and inserted into the tissue incision. The deformable member can unfold into a cup-shape which can form a seal around the incision during a procedure. Once the procedure is finished, the deformable member can be drawn back into the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Cardio Medical Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony A. Nobles, Benjamin G. Brosch
  • Patent number: 10172252
    Abstract: An information handling includes a plunger that secures a server planar board within the information handling system. The plunger includes a nut, a body, a rod, and a cap. The nut tightens toward the body and holds the server planar board between the nut and the body. The rod securely holds the server planar board within the information handling system in response to the plunger being in a locked position, and enables the server planar board to be removed from within the information handling system in response to the plunger being in an unlocked position. The cap includes a handle to provide a surface for a force to be exerted to cause the plunger to move from the locked position to the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Yu-Lin Chen, Liang-Chun Ma, Chun-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10093157
    Abstract: A mounting system mounts an accessory to a body member of a vehicle. The body member defines an opening and includes a base inserted into the opening. The mounting system includes a hook-shaped first engagement feature engaging the body member and a base aperture. A clip is disposed within the base aperture and the body member defines a second engagement feature. The clip includes two pairs of legs connected at a top portion of the clip, and two flexible tab members extending from the top portion of the clip biased outwardly between the legs into engagement with the inner edge of the body member. A cap includes a cap base and a plunger extending from a central portion of a first side of the cap base. The plunger abuts the flexible tab members, maintaining the flexible tab members in engagement with the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Christina M Ibrahim, Matthew R Schlater, Toshimasa Takeuchi, Troy M Medlar
  • Patent number: 10060159
    Abstract: A locking system includes a casing, a covering component, a locking component, and a locking release component. The casing is to house a device in the casing having an opening. The covering component is to cover the opening of the casing. The locking component is to fasten the casing and the covering component to each other. The locking component includes a key receiving portion including a projection and a single recess. The locking release component is to engage with the key receiving portion of the locking component so that the locking component is rotated to release fastening between the casing and the covering component. The locking release component includes a releasing side recess to engage with the projection of the key receiving portion and a releasing side projection to engage with the single recess of the key receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo Fujii
  • Patent number: 10004303
    Abstract: A customizable bracelet or belt that has a matrix of evenly spaced holes all around the article. Inserts such as pegs, rhinestones, and charms are configured to be inserted through any of the holes and will be snugly secured inside the hole. In this way, a very large number of configurations can be designed by a user by using different combinations of the inserts. The configurations can be in a particular pattern, spell words, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Nauxware, LLC
    Inventor: Rick DeRennaux
  • Patent number: 9985578
    Abstract: A system for connecting a photovoltaic mounting rail onto a mounting post using a connection system with a pair of interlocking grasps having interdigitated fingers that can be locked into the mounting rail when moved by a fastening system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventors: Soren Jensen, Brian Atchley
  • Patent number: 9976571
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a fan assembly for connecting the first fan to the second fan. The fan assembly includes at least one fastening member. Each of the first fan and the second fan includes a first flange and a second flange and a body interconnecting the first flange and the second flange, the fastening member includes a locating column and an elastic element. The elastic element is held between the first flange of the first fan and the second flange of the second fan, the locating column passes through the elastic element, the first flange of the first fan, and the second flange of the second fan, to connect the first fan to the second fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Cloud Network Technology Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Chen Lee
  • Patent number: 9970468
    Abstract: Biased blind side fasteners and related methods for temporarily securing together at least two work pieces that each define a hole through which at least a portion of the fastener may pass. Fastener embodiments include an elongate, hollow case for substantially housing a generally cylindrical collet body and a bias element for urging the collet body into the case, and at least partially housing a central rod having a proximal end linked to a proximal portion of the case by a web element and a distal end extending from the case. Such embodiments further include a translatable plunger for temporarily overcoming the urging of the bias element and causing extension of the collet body away from the case, thereby permitting insertion of a fastener into the work pieces' holes, wherein the plunger is formed to substantially translatably pass through the web element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Centrix, Inc.
    Inventor: Travis D. McClure
  • Patent number: 9966749
    Abstract: An installation for extending an electrical wiring into a junction box comprises an electrical bushing including a bushing body having an outer diameter corresponding to an inner diameter of an orifice in a junction box. A bushing bore extends through the bushing. A bushing collar terminates the bushing body. Exterior bushing threads are on the bushing body adjacent to the bushing collar. In a typical junction box installation, an end connector on a flex cord may be coupled to the bushing body, for instance by threading of the end connector onto interior bushing threads in the bushing body. The electrical bushing may be inserted through and secured in an orifice in a junction box by threading a nut on the exterior bushing threads. Accordingly, the electrical bushing prevents the end connector on the flex cord from inadvertently falling from the orifice in the junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Brandon P. Langenwalter
  • Patent number: 9939003
    Abstract: A clip adapted to be connected to a connected member with a hole includes a base, an engaging section extending from the base, and an insertion section fixed to the engaging section at a side opposite to the base and adapted to be inserted into the hole of the connected member. The engaging section includes an engaging leg extending from the base, and having a first enlarged portion adapted to engage the hole of the connected member, and a beam formed near the insertion section to extend inwardly toward the center axis and connected to the insertion section, and a pair of engaging members extending from the base along the engaging leg and disposed perpendicular to the engaging leg so that the engaging leg is disposed between the pair of engaging members along a circumferential direction of the engaging section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: NIFCO AMERICA CORP.
    Inventors: Daniel Ormsby, Kevin Flaute
  • Patent number: 9936776
    Abstract: Flexible retaining structures for body jewelry and method for their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Kaos Softwear, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Jarrell, Steve A. Haworth
  • Patent number: 9662099
    Abstract: A device for sealing an aperture in a tissue includes: an implant configured to seal the aperture when positioned adjacent to the aperture; and a delivery shaft configured to engage the implant to allow the implant to be maneuvered into sealing engagement with a distal surface of the tissue, the delivery shaft comprising a retaining sleeve comprising a locking projection engagable with the locking recess of the implant to secure the implant to the delivery shaft, and a release sleeve axially slideable relative to the retaining sleeve between a first axial position in which the release sleeve is configured to maintain locking engagement between the locking recess and the locking projection, and a second axial position in which the release sleeve permits the locking projection to disengage the locking recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Vivasure Medical Limited
    Inventors: Peter Grant, Christopher Martin, Michael Dunning, Damien Ryan, Joseph Dolphin, Micheál Hession, Bartosz Pawlikowski, Mark McGoldrick, Ger Brett, Michael McCartin, Des Regan, Matthew Murphy
  • Patent number: 9631654
    Abstract: A fastening member for fastening and unfastening at least two panel members includes first and second elastic arms. One panel member has a first surface. The other panel member has a second surface facing away from the first surface. Each panel member has a fixed through hole having at least a portion with a width (P1). Each elastic arm has first and second end edges respectively proximate to and relatively distal from the first surface. The first end edge has a width larger than the width (P1). A limiting arm extends from the first end edge of the first elastic arm, and includes a limiting portion that can extend through the fixed through holes of the panel members or move away from the second elastic arm when the elastic arms are pressed or released, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Tzu-Yin Liu
  • Patent number: 9597194
    Abstract: Anchors for retaining an intervertebral device used for spinal treatment are disclosed. In one embodiment, the anchor has a plate-like body extending between the ends of the anchor. In another embodiment, the anchor has a bar-shaped body that is disposed along the top or bottom of the intervertebral device when the anchor is deployed. Various latches, retainers, and locking structures for holding the intervertebral device and the anchor together are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: LDR Medical
    Inventors: Ralph Rashbaum, Kee D. Kim, Hyun Bae
  • Patent number: 9593701
    Abstract: A fastening clip assembly is configured to securely connect a first panel to a second panel. The fastening clip assembly may include a collar, a securing support extending from the collar, and deflectable beams connected to the securing support. The deflectable beams are configured to move in first and second directions when the deflectable beams are mated with one or both of the first and second panels. The first direction differs from the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Brock T. Cooley, Marc R. Risdale
  • Patent number: 9528538
    Abstract: A clip couples a first member with a first through-hole, and a second member with a second through-hole. The clip includes a flexible cylindrical portion having a predetermined center axis line, opening two ends, and formed so that a distance from the center axis line to an outside surface is different in a rotational direction around the center axis line. The center axis line is orthogonal to an axis line of the coupling hole, and the cylindrical portion is inserted into a coupling hole rotatably between a first rotational position and a second rotational position around the center axis line. The cylindrical portion is set to have a distance between the center axis line and the outside surface to be loosely fitted in the coupling hole at the first rotational position and to be clamped between hole walls of the coupling hole at the second rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignees: NIFCO INC., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Naoi, Yusuke Inoue
  • Patent number: 9403420
    Abstract: A sun visor holder includes a main body section to receive the shaft and a leg section to engage with the inner wall of the vehicle. A first engaging piece is formed with the tip side of the leg section as a fulcrum so as to be bendable inward, includes a release section that extends outward along the mounting surface of an inner wall from the free-end side of said first engaging piece, and is configured so that pressing the release section from the surface side of the inner wall causes the first engaging piece to bend inward and engagement with a mounting hole is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Kazunori Machida
  • Patent number: 9403541
    Abstract: A portable railcar sill step extender adapted to a sill step of a railcar, the portable railcar step comprising an elongated member having two longitudinal ends and two substantially parallel surfaces, a first receptacle disposed on a first plane substantially parallel to the two substantially parallel surfaces, a second receptacle disposed on a second plane, the second plane disposed at from about 8 degrees to about 12 degrees from the two substantially parallel surfaces and a locking device. Each of the first receptacle and the second receptacle is adapted to receive the sill step and the locking device is adapted to be removably applied at one of the first receptacle and the second receptacle to prevent the elongated member from sliding off of the sill step in a longitudinal direction of the elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Christian M. Henrici
  • Patent number: 9111903
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device includes a conductive plate and a fastener. The fastener includes a fastening element and an elastic element coiled around the fastening element. The fastening element includes a pole portion and a head portion formed at one end of the pole portion. The conductive plate defines a supporting portion through the conductive plate. The supporting portion defines a hole, an upper groove and a lower groove communicating with one another. The upper groove and the lower groove are coaxial with each other. A flange protrudes from a circumference of the pole portion. The pole portion enters the upper groove. The flange abuts a bottom of the conductive plate and is received in the lower groove. The elastic element elastically abuts the top of the conductive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignees: FURUI PRECISE COMPONENT (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ben-Fan Xia
  • Patent number: 9030825
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for fastening a power semiconductor using an integral springy (elastic) clip, capable of fixing a power semiconductor, such as a diode and a MOSFET, using elasticity of a U-shaped clip by integrally molding the clip onto a housing of a plastic module. The apparatus includes an elastic (springy) clip integrally molded onto a lower surface of the housing and downwardly curved into a U-like shape in a bridge module in which a bridge of the power semiconductor protrudes through a through hole of the housing to be connected to a printed circuit board, whereby the power semiconductor is fixed by a force that the housing presses the power semiconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: LSIS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min Heo
  • Patent number: 9004568
    Abstract: In a cowling fastening structure (1) for fastening a first cowling member (2) and a second cowling member (3) to each other by using a clip (30), the two cowling members are provided with opposing walls (13, 21) having a mutually aligned through holes (15, 26) formed therein, the clip is provided with a first member (31) and a second member (32) joined by a hinge (33). A free end of the first member formed with an engagement hole (39) is passed through the through holes, and a free end of the second member formed with an engagement claw (44) is passed around the opposing walls so as to engage the engagement claw with the engagement hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Nifco Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Inoue, Yotaro Abe, Hajime Naoi
  • Patent number: 8979460
    Abstract: A fastening device comprising a main portion having a base end portion and a distal end portion wherein its base end is attached to a head intended to be in contact with a rim at the outer side of an aperture when the fastening device is located in the aperture. The main portion is provided with guiding elements in order to guide the fastening device when inserted into the aperture and resilient elements which during insertion will be pressed inwards in order to at a later stage, when the resilient elements have passed the rim of the aperture, resiliently move back and thus provide a locking of the fastening device by being in contact with the rim on the inside of the aperture. The guiding element is provided with at least three vanes which are attached at its bases to the head such that they are located at an essentially equidistant spacing from the centre point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: ITW Sverige AB
    Inventor: Kristian Ostergren
  • Patent number: 8959724
    Abstract: A fixing element fixes a part to a support wall. When the fixing element is inserted into an opening in the support wall and reaches a predetermined end position, the fixing element locks to the support wall. The fixing element includes a stop element, a snap-on element, and an unlocking element. The stop element bears against a side of the support wall when the fixing element is locked to the support wall. The snap-on element is positioned on an inner side of the support wall when the fixing element is locked to the support wall. The unlocking element is connected to the snap-on element. The unlocking element is configured to permit the snap-on element to be unlocked and the fixing element to be removed from the opening. An installation tool and a testing tool may be used in conjunction with the fixing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Takata AG
    Inventors: Peter Baumgartner, Ralf Gutmann, Oliver Glöckler
  • Patent number: 8959730
    Abstract: A push-on clip fastener for securing two components together, such as interior automotive components. The push-on clip fastener includes a housing, a cover and a spring. The housing may include an aperture, wherein the housing may be capable of being located over a stud to secure an interior automotive component there between. The cover may include a pair of legs, wherein the cover may be insertable into the housing. The legs may be inserted into the housing cause the spring to straighten. The spring may include a slot, wherein the slot may be aligned with the aperture in the housing. The straightening of the spring may cause a clamp load. The housing may also include projections located on each side of the housing. The cover may also include retaining features located on each side of the cover that may be engageable with the housing projections to secure the fastener together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventors: Todd Hemingway, Walter Pipp, Mike Danby, Charles A. Deperro
  • Publication number: 20150041186
    Abstract: A fixing member for mounting a heat sink to a circuit board without screws includes a connecting portion through the heat sink and the circuit board, and a blocking portion connected to a bottom end of the connecting portion to latch in a bottom surface of the circuit board. A resilient portion connected to a top end of the connecting portion and bearing down on a top surface of the heat sink is deformable to enable the initial latching of the hooked portion in the bottom surface of the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIH-TA HUANG, CHUN-WEI KUAN
  • Patent number: 8943655
    Abstract: A clip 200 includes a locking portion 6 and an operation portion 9. The locking portion 6 of the clip 200 is inserted into the clip insertion hole 7 exposed while the protrusion 1a of the panel 1 is fitted into a protrusion insertion hole 5a of a panel attaching portion 5. An upper surface 12b of a locking main body portion 12 of the clip 200 presses an inner surface of the clip insertion hole 7 to bend the protrusion 1a. A rear side inclined surface 19b of a hook portion 13 of the clip 200 presses a front side horizontal edge 21b on a ceiling surface of the clip insertion hole 7, and both connecting portions 14 of the clip 200 press vertical edges 22 of an inner wall surface of the clip insertion hole 7. The clip can easily and reliably fix a vibration generating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Daiwa Kasei Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kabeya, Makoto Kato, Hideyuki Kawaguchi, Atsutoshi Kaji
  • Patent number: 8898866
    Abstract: A clip capable of connecting to the panel member may include a clip body and a sealing body. The clip body includes an anchor that is capable of being engaged with an attaching hole formed in the panel member, and a support portion that is arranged and constructed to be pressed to a surface of the panel member when the anchor is engaged with the attaching hole of the panel member. The sealing body includes a lip portion that is positioned in an inner side of an outer circumference of the support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Daiwa Kasei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Osamu Asai
  • Patent number: 8875357
    Abstract: A clip and a method for using the clip is shown and described herein. The clip may include a base, a pair of flaps, a pair of arms and at least one wing. The pair of flaps may be mutually confronting and extend outwardly from the base, wherein each flap includes a tab. The pair of arms may be mutually confronting and extend outwardly from the base, wherein each arm includes a tab. The method may utilize a clip to secure a first component to a second component. The method may include rotating the clip or the first component in a first direction thereby securing each other together. The second component may be placed onto the clip. The first component and clip may be serviceable by rotating the first component in a second direction opposite that of the first to remove the first component from the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Tinnerman Palnut Engineered Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Réznar, Robert Donglas Dziadula, Lawrence Michael Manzo
  • Patent number: 8870131
    Abstract: A wiring clip 1 includes: an attaching portion 10 configured to be overlapped with a wiring harness; a locking portion 11 extended vertically from the attaching portion 10 and configured to be locked in a hole provided on a panel; and a pressing portion 12 configured to press the panel in a direction away from the attaching portion 10 when the locking portion 11 is locked in the hole. The pressing portion 12 includes: an inclined portion 19 continued to the attaching portion 10 and inclined with respect to both a vertically extending direction of the locking portion 11 from the attaching portion 10 and a longitudinal direction of the wiring harness overlapped with the attaching portion 10; and a parallel portion 20 continued to the inclined portion 19 and extended parallel to the locking portion 11 from the inclined portion 19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Gotou, Takashi Nomoto
  • Patent number: 8867211
    Abstract: A heat sink module has a leg for tool-less engagement with a mounting structure on a circuit board. Engagement of the heat sink module with the mounting structure is to cause thermal contact between the heat sink module and a heat generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Andrew L. Wiltzius
  • Publication number: 20140259564
    Abstract: A device for detachable fastening of an assembly part on a receptacle, the device including a base having a contact flange, at least one clamping arm formed on the contact flange, which snaps resiliently into a clamping position in a radial latching direction. An axial insertion opening is formed in the contact flange. A mandrel is removably inserted into the insertion opening. The mandrel extends as far as a blocking actuation section in a blocking position accommodated in the insertion opening to limit a displacement of the clamping arm from the clamping position or widen the clamping arm in the latching direction into the clamping position. The clamping arm includes an actuation release section which can be actuated by an actuating pin inserted via the insertion opening to urge the clamping arm resiliently from the clamping position opposite to the latching direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Anvis Deutschland GmhB
    Inventors: Martin Gromes, Sabine Protzmann
  • Patent number: 8806722
    Abstract: A clip may include an anchor portion that is configured to be inserted into an insertion hole formed in a subject member. The anchor portion has at least a pair of pillars that are positioned across an axis of the anchor portion, and flexible strips that are respectively connected to the pillars so as to be projected outward therefrom. The pillars are configured to be flexed about proximal ends thereof in a direction in which the pillars can intersect with each other. The flexible strips are configured to engage a periphery of the insertion hole formed in the subject member when the anchor portion is inserted into the insertion hole, so as to hold the anchor portion on the subject member with a retention force. The pillars can be applied with a flexing force when an extraction force greater than the retention force of the anchor portion is applied to the anchor portion, so as to be flexed in the direction in which the pillars can intersect with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Daiwa Kasei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshio Iwahara, Junya Ukai
  • Publication number: 20140189985
    Abstract: An adjustable locking pin for connecting at least first and second overlapping mats includes an elongated main body, an elastomeric seal extending around the periphery of an enlarged head of the main body and an elongated rotor threadably engaged in a bore of the main body. The rotor is rotatable through at least two 360 degree revolutions of rotation relative to the main body and includes a foot at its bottom end. The rotational adjustability of the rotor allows the first and second mats to be tightly held together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: James Kerwin McDowell, Donald Scott Rogers
  • Patent number: 8769778
    Abstract: A tether clip apparatus preventing an A pillar from completely separating from a car body at the time of deploying an airbag, may include a pillar fixing clip fixed to the A pillar, a car body fixing clip configured to be fixed to a car body panel, inserted with the pillar fixing clip, and preventing the A pillar from completely separating from the car body panel while moving within the pillar fixing clip at the time of deploying the airbag, and a metal clip elastically supporting the pillar fixing clip and the car body fixing clip so as not to separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Kim, Hee Sang Park, June Kyu Park, Jun Mo Ku
  • Patent number: 8769779
    Abstract: A pin assembly for retaining a trim panel to an inner panel is provided that comprises a hollow pushpin having a fin on a surface of the pushpin, wherein the fin is configured to flex into a void. The pin assembly further includes a first spring located proximate a first end of the pushpin, a second spring located proximate a second end of the pushpin, and an inertia pin disposed substantially within the pushpin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Yun Shin Lee
  • Patent number: 8756758
    Abstract: A fastening assembly for securing a floor mat to a carpet in a vehicle includes a first fastener that is attached to the carpet, a knob that is attached to the first fastener, and a second fastener that is attached to a floor mat. A knob base is integrally provided in a first carpet grommet of the first fastener. The knob comprises a knob shank that is coupled to be able to turn about its axis inside the knob base between an unlocked position and a locked position. The knob base includes projections which fit into and mate with channels in knob coupling latching pawls of the knob base; thus, the knob holding force is enhanced, and a clicking sensation confirms completion of the attachment operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventor: Masashi Dendo
  • Patent number: 8707525
    Abstract: A fastener assembly and for joining a first body to a second body and a method for using the fastener assembly are disclosed herein. The fastener assembly includes, but is not limited to, a base component that is configured for engagement with the first body. The base component includes a class A surface. The fastener assembly further includes a fastening component that is connected to the base component and that extends therefrom. The fastening component is configured to translate for a predetermined distance with respect to the base component. The fastening component is further configured to engage the second body. The fastener assembly still further includes a biasing feature that is configured to urge the fastening component towards a substantially concentric arrangement with respect to the base component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Fauceria Interior Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Davies
  • Patent number: 8695201
    Abstract: An elastic tube alignment system for the mating of components utilizing the principle of elastic averaging. A plurality of geometrically separated elastic tube (male) alignment features are disposed on a first component, while a plurality of one-to-one corresponding aperture (female) alignment features are provided on a second component. During the mating of the components, each elastic tube and its respective aperture provide elastic deformation, which, on average, precisely aligns the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Steven E. Morris
  • Patent number: 8690505
    Abstract: A fastener arrangement for fastening two or more articles together, the two or more articles having a first length, the fastener arrangement including: a fastener including an elongate clamping member for being received in an aperture of the two or more articles, the elongate clamping member being moveable between a contracted configuration in which the elongate clamping member has a length which is less than the first length and a lengthened configuration in which the elongate clamping member has a length which is greater than the first length, the elongate clamping member being resiliently biased towards the contracted configuration; and an actuator for moving the elongate clamping member, while in the aperture of the two or more articles, from the contracted configuration towards the lengthened configuration to enable the elongate clamping member to protrude through the aperture and to engage the articles in a clamping manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Bishop
  • Patent number: 8683662
    Abstract: A piercing rib clip has first and second legs defining a space for receiving a rib of a component held thereby and a piercing pin held by at least one of the legs piercing the rib held between the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Brock T. Cooley, James T. Kirchen
  • Patent number: 8671527
    Abstract: A fastener adapted to join a first component to a second component. The fastener includes a first connecting end adapted to engage a slot opening in the first component, and a second connecting end adapted for press-fit insertion into an opening in the second component. The first connecting end includes a raised edge collar defining a concave surface facing away from the second connecting end and an opposing platform surface disposed above the raised edge collar in spaced relation to the raised edge collar with a post member extending between the raised edge collar and the opposing platform surface. The first connecting end is adapted to hold the first component in sandwiched relation between the raised edge collar and the opposing platform surface. The raised edge collar includes a segmented perimeter wall including a plurality of cut-outs defining substantially independently flexible segments between the cut-outs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Scroggie, Robert Osterland, Keith Morris