For Cooperating With Aperture In Supporting Structure Or Structure-to-be-secured Patents (Class 24/458)
  • Patent number: 10697563
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed as comprising a first leg of a strut clip; a first rotatable element rotatably attached to the first leg of the strut clip at a first aperture; a second rotatable element rotatably attached to the first leg of the strut clip at the first aperture, where the first and second rotatable elements may have tapered lower edges; a first notch of the first rotatable element may be disposed on a longitudinal edge of the first rotatable element; a second notch of the second rotatable element may be disposed on a longitudinal edge of the second rotatable element; one or more stops may be disposed in the first leg of the strut clip, where the one or more stops may limit rotation of at least one of: the first rotatable element and the second rotatable element; and a first elastic element may be disposed between distal longitudinal edges of the first rotatable element and the second rotatable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Brett Wegner
  • Patent number: 10539166
    Abstract: A fastening element for fastening two components at one another, wherein a first component includes cut out and a second component includes a recess, wherein the fastening element penetrates the cut out and is seated in the recess to fasten a LED circuit board on a lamp component and includes a retaining clamp, wherein the retaining clamp forms a shaft wherein a shaft head is arranged at one end of the shaft, wherein the retaining clamp includes a clamping element that is arranged at the shaft head wherein the retaining clamp is provided with at least one retaining element which is configured to support the shaft in the recess of the second component wherein the fastening element includes a mounting plate in which the retaining clamp is retained in a preassembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: BJB GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Olaf Baumeister, Michael Franke
  • Patent number: 10494841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle door lock which is equipped with a locking mechanism, an actuating lever mechanism, comprising at least one actuating lever and a coupling lever, and finally at least one blocking element. The blocking element ensures a mechanical connection between the actuating lever and the coupling lever during normal operation. In the event of acceleration forces of a specified magnitude, for example during an accident, the blocking element mechanically separates the actuating lever and the coupling lever. According to the invention, a locking element is provided in addition to the blocking element, said locking element acting on an actuating element for the coupling lever such that at least during an accident, the coupling lever is not just mechanically separated from the actuating lever but additionally assumes the “locked” position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Kiekert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Michael Strathmann
  • Patent number: 10463444
    Abstract: A releasable light carrier mounting frame includes an upper portion having a receptacle for receiving a light carrier. One or more clips are attached to the upper portion and engaged with an underlying surgical instrument to secure the light carrier to the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sunoptic Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James M. Davis, Kim A. Marsh
  • Patent number: 10246031
    Abstract: A fastening device for connecting a mountable vehicle component to a hole in a first panel includes a face plate with a first side and a second side. The face plate defines a first plane. The fastening device also includes a cantilevered extension plate including a proximal end and a distal end. The extension plate is connected to the face plate at the proximal end and projects away from the first side of the face plate toward the distal end. The extension plate defines a second plane disposed at an offset angle from the first plane. The fastening device also includes a retention member connected to the face plate and that projects away from the second side of the face plate. The retention member includes a first shoulder configured to engage an edge of the hole to retain the face plate to the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jesus Edgar Dominguez Cuevas, Alejandro Barrera Torres, Carlos Alfonso Gutierrez Miranda
  • Patent number: 10197251
    Abstract: A fastening element for fastening a first component, like a circuit board fitted with LEDs, including a pass through opening with a second component, like a lamp element which includes a recess like e.g. a dead hole or a pass through opening, the fastening element including a shaft which includes at least one spring elastic support element which anchors the fastening element at the second component, a shaft head which has a larger diameter than the shaft, wherein the shaft head is arranged at one end of the shaft, a clamping element which clamps the first component against the second component with a defined contact pressure, wherein the clamping element is formed by a spring elastic clamping arm that is displace able in a spring elastic manner and which forms a portion of the shaft head and which contacts the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BJB GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Olaf Baumeister, Herbert Beleke, Karl-Wilhelm Vogt, Detlef Scholz
  • Patent number: 10119761
    Abstract: Paint card drying assemblies are provided that can include a substrate configured to support cards and a drying assembly coupled to the substrate. Methods for drying paint cards are provided that can include providing a drying assembly coupled to a substrate, aligning cards below the drying assembly, and providing gas through the drying assembly and along the face of the cards to dry paint applied to the cards. Assemblies can also include a substrate configured to support cards, horizontally opposing handles aligned along lateral edges of the substrate, and a drying assembly coupled to the substrate and aligned between the handles upon one face of the substrate, the drying assembly comprising conduit in fluid communication with a plurality of flat-nosed nozzles evenly distributed along the conduit, each of the plurality configured to direct a gas stream along the face of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Randy Scheurer, Shawn Watson
  • Patent number: 9999912
    Abstract: A sheet metal dent repair hook exchange handle including a hand grip; and a handle element coupling, wherein the handle element coupling includes a receiver for a coupling element that is connectable or connected with a shaft of a sheet metal dent repair hook, and a locking arrangement for a disengageable support of the coupling element against an unintentional axial movement out of the handle element coupling, and an arresting arrangement for a disengage able support of the coupling element in an inner teething arranged in the handle element coupling. The locking arrangement includes locking devices that engage a recess in a portion of the cylindrical coupling element which portion is insertable into the handle element coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: LAKA-TOOLS Ulrich Schaechinger
    Inventor: Ulrich Schaechinger
  • Patent number: 9874026
    Abstract: A system for mounting wall panels to an existing wall, includes fastening extrusions, each including an extrusion base section adapted to be secured to the existing wall, at least one retaining wall extending at an angle from the base section, and a holding member on each retaining wall; and intermediary supports for supporting the wall panels at a position between side edges of the wall panels, each intermediary support including an intermediary support base plate adapted to be secured to the existing wall, and a sliding member adapted to be slidably connected with the base plate, such that one wall panel is adapted to be secured on the sliding member for sliding movement relative to the intermediary support base plate with the sliding member in order to slide a side edge of the wall panel into one fastening extrusion between the extrusion base section and the holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Henry H. Bilge
  • Patent number: 9802526
    Abstract: A front pin arrangement for automatic securement of a container to a container chassis is provided. The front pin latching arrangement includes first and second latching systems disposed proximate two corners of a container chassis, wherein each of the first and second latching systems automatically secure the container to the container chassis. The front pin latching arrangement also includes an interlock assembly operably coupled to the first and second latching systems. The interlock assembly is configured to provide a fail-safe operation such that the first and second latching systems maintain securement of the container to the container chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Mi-Jack Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Lanigan, Sr., Martin C. Conneally, Kenneth E. Svihlik
  • Patent number: 9772082
    Abstract: A vehicular lamp includes a projection lens, a light source disposed to the rear of the projection lens, and an additional lens. First light from the light source is irradiated to the front through the projection lens to form a predetermined light distribution pattern. The projection lens has an elongated external shape when the lamp is seen from the front. The additional lens is disposed on a circumference of the projection lens and configured to control second light from the light source to forwardly pass through the additional lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi Tatsukawa
  • Patent number: 9695850
    Abstract: A watertight clip may include a watertight clip main body and a packing. The watertight clip main body has a stabilizer, a pillar extending from the stabilizer, engagement legs formed in the pillar, and a packing retainer member. When the pillar is inserted into an attaching hole formed in a plate-shaped subject member, the subject member is positioned between the engagement legs and the stabilizer, so that an attached member connected to the stabilizer can be attached to the subject member. The packing is previously attached to the pillar. The packing is interleaved between the subject member and the stabilizer. The packing retainer member is configured to prevent the packing from separating from the pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: DAIWA KASEI KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuya Hirakawa, Osamu Asai, Norihito Itou
  • Patent number: 9676359
    Abstract: A clip that can be attached to a jump bracket to align the jump bracket and the associated curtain side airbag (CSA) relative to the vehicle for attachment thereto. The clip is configured to be attached to an existing alignment member on the jump bracket and provide more restrained positioning in an alignment opening in the vehicle panel. The more restrained positioning facilitates the alignment of both first and second fastening features on the jump bracket with the associated fastening locations on the vehicle thereby providing a greater and more reliable ease of installation of the CSA. The clip can be configured to provide a datum for the proper alignment of the jump bracket relative to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Nora Arellano
  • Patent number: 9631372
    Abstract: A wall panel adapted to engage with an extrusion that is secured to an existing wall structure, in order to mount the wall panel in covering relation to the existing wall structure, includes a main wall panel section, the main wall panel section presenting a three-dimensional shape in cross-section, the main wall panel section including a plurality of sections extending at different angles relative to each other; and at least two bent end sections extending at an angle from different edges of the main wall panel section, each bent end section adapted to engage the extrusion in order to mount the wall panel in covering relation to the existing wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Henry H. Bilge
  • Patent number: 9597624
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, an angle grinder has a housing containing its electromotive drive, the housing having a free end from which an electric power cable extends, the free end having air intake openings via which cooling air is drawn into the housing. A filter assembly has a body and a filter medium supported by the body, the body being detachably attachable to the free end of the housing via, in some embodiments, latching projections. The body and the filter medium together form a projection-free outer face of the angle grinder when the filter assembly is attached to the free end of the housing. Air drawn into the air intake openings enters the filter assembly by way of the projection-free outer face and passes through the filter medium prior to being drawn into the air intake openings. The filter assembly may include a slotted opening through which the power cable extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Metabowerke GmbH
    Inventor: Matthias Hiller
  • Patent number: 9565787
    Abstract: The present description relates to the field of microelectronic assemblies, wherein a heat dissipation device may be incorporated into the microelectronic assembly with a loading mechanism having at least one outrigger that is rotatable or pivotable between a first position and a second position to accommodate different heat dissipation device sizes or shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chau V. Ho, Tejinder Pal S. Aulakh
  • Patent number: 9534966
    Abstract: A method of measuring temperature of a fluid using a direct fluid contact temperature sensor by capturing a cooling line between a radius of a clip portion, the clip portion extending longitudinally in parallel with a corresponding portion of the cooling line, and a tip end of the sensor; directly contacting said tip end of said sensor with said cooling line; and measuring temperature of with the sensor. A device is provided for rapidly installing a fluid temperature sensor onto a fluid line for measuring the temperature of the fluid without requiring cutting or disconnection of the fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: ISSPRO, INC.
    Inventor: Michael James Pliska
  • Patent number: 9526302
    Abstract: There is provided a cover-material fastening clip for connecting a cover material and a cushion material. An engaging part engaged with the cover material. A hook is provided below the engaging part and is formed with: a claw-shaped part engaged with a wire provided in a groove of the cushion material; and a jig receiving part engaged with a jig for separating the hook from the wire. A position at which the jig receiving part is engaged with the jig is located at a side opposite to the engaging part relative to a position at which the hook is engaged with the wire. When the jig is engaged with the jig receiving part and is pulled up, the clip is rotated about the wire and the wire is separated from the claw-shaped part, so that the connection between the cover material and the cushion material is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Saiga, Yoshitomo Iyoda, Tetsuya Yoshino
  • Patent number: 9363914
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an easily assemblable semiconductor device including a cover that covers a top of a case and is reliably fixed to the case defining an outline of the semiconductor device. A semiconductor device according to the present invention includes: a case defining an outline of the semiconductor device; a cover covering a top of the case; and a fastener mechanically fixing the cover to the case, a through-hole is formed in the cover, the case includes a projection inserted into the through-hole, and the fastener is attachable to the projection inserted into the through-hole of the cover from the outside of the cover and locks the projection upon the attachment to prevent the projection from falling off the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: MITUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Goro Yasutomi, Yukimasa Hayashida
  • Patent number: 9114688
    Abstract: Slider unit for mounting a movable roof member to a vehicle roof. A sliding block has at least two sliding faces and a carrier member, which is designed for coupling to the movable roof member and for mechanical coupling to the sliding block. The carrier member has a first tab and a second tab which are arranged substantially centrally in the carrier member relative to a displacement direction (V) of the slider unit. The first tab is in engagement with a recess in the sliding block to fix its position in relation to the fixed part of the vehicle roof. The second tab engages with the recess of the sliding block and is designed in such a manner that the sliding block is pretensioned in relation to the vehicle-fixed part in the mounted state of the slider unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: WEBASTO SE
    Inventor: Mattias Hirvonen
  • Publication number: 20150143673
    Abstract: A vehicle body, in particular a rail vehicle body, includes at least one body shell profile and at least one interior fitting connected to the body shell profile. The interior fitting is held on the body shell profile by at least one fastening element which is slipped or pushed onto the body shell profile using a clip section and clamped there.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Adrian Biadatz, Bernd Gross, Sascha Kirchhoff
  • Publication number: 20150135509
    Abstract: An elastically deformable clip includes a first and second outer wall arranged substantially parallel to each other, each of the first outer wall and the second outer wall having an inner surface, an outer surface, a first edge and a second edge arranged substantially parallel, and a third edge and a fourth edge arranged substantially parallel. The clip also includes at least one inner wall extending between the inner surfaces of the first and second outer walls, the at least one inner wall having at least one slot, wherein the first outer wall, the second outer wall and the at least one inner wall are formed of an elastically deformable material. The clip further includes a rib protruding from the outer surface of at least one of the first and second outer walls, the rib arranged substantially parallel to the first edge and the second edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Morris, Jennifer P. Lawall, Jeffrey M. Gace
  • Publication number: 20150128386
    Abstract: An improved fastener with an annular sealing flange disposed above a lead-in base clip portion adapted for insertion into an acceptance opening in a panel or other structure. A heat-shrunk seal is disposed about the perimeter of the annular sealing flange in partial covering relation to upper and lower surfaces of the annular sealing flange to provide an enhanced sealing relation between the sealing flange and the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works INC
    Inventor: Mark O. Lepper
  • Publication number: 20150121666
    Abstract: A device having a securing element which can be blocked in a load rail which is anchored so as to be fixed to a vehicle, the securing element having a base member with a retention region which can be inserted into the load rail in a positive-locking manner, and the base member includes at least one bar member for engagement in a catch bar arrangement of the load rail which is supported so as to be able to be moved relative to the base member. A additional bar is provided which is movably supported parallel with the bar member and independently of the bar member, and which is resiliently loaded in the direction of the blocking position and which can be moved together with the bar member into the release position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Hartmut BOHLKE, Juergen SALEWSKI, Wolfgang SITZLER, Wolfram ZUMMACK, Bogdan TUTELEA, Andreas GOEBBELS
  • Publication number: 20150121664
    Abstract: A fastener includes a clip including a flexible head having an outer surface configured to engage and edge of a first slot in a first panel when the flexible head is inserted therein and a retainer configured to be inserted into a channel within the flexible head to impede flexing of the flexible head thereby retain the flexible head in the first slot. The clip may further include at least one member extending from the head and configured to engage a second slot in a second panel to hold the first and second panels together when the first and second slots are positioned in an opposing relationship. In some embodiments, the at least one member may include first and second spring arm members extending from the head and having outer surfaces configured to engage edges of the second slot when inserted therein. Methods using such fasteners are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: David Charles Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150121665
    Abstract: A clip may include a base member, a pillar formed in the base member, and engagement legs formed in the pillar. The engagement legs are defined by slots formed in the pillar. Each of the engagement legs has an engaging portion that is shaped to engage an attachment bore formed in a plate-shaped subject member when the pillar is inserted into the attachment bore. Each of the slots is configured such that an edge-to-edge distance in first portions corresponding to a section including the engaging portion of each of the engagement legs is smaller than the edge-to-edge distance in second portions corresponding to a substantial section of each of the engagement legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Atsutoshi KAJI, Makoto KATO
  • Patent number: 8997316
    Abstract: An adapter for the vehicle-side installation of a component, in particular of a lining part, has a first fastening element to which a component-side holding piece can be attached, and a second fastening element to which a vehicle-side retaining element can be attached. The first and second fastening elements are coupled to each other via at least one spring element so as to be movable to a limited extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: TRW Automotive Electronics & Components GmbH
    Inventors: Hubert Loewe, Oliver Marx, Juergen Hofmann
  • Patent number: 8991006
    Abstract: In a grommet for a vehicle floor cover, receptacles formed in a generally cylindrical inner surface of a female tubular body making up part of one grommet portion receive protrusions formed on a generally cylindrical outer surface of a male tubular body making up part of a second grommet portion. The bottom grommet portion may have chamfered gussets formed adjacent a bottom retention flange in order to accommodate vehicle floor mats or trays of different thicknesses. Stud holes created in respective ones of the grommets receive studs of intentionally different shape or orientation, thereby militating against installation of the floor cover upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventor: Frederick W. Masanek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8995132
    Abstract: A new mounting structure is provided in which, when a heat sink is mounted (fixed) on a circuit board using a spring member, an anchor for fixing the spring member is formed in a very small size in plan view. In the present invention, at least one anchor for mounting a heat sink body on a circuit board is set in a projected state on the heat sink body side and both ends of a spring member are each directly or indirectly attached to an anchor, whereby the heat sink body is mounted on the circuit board. In the anchor, a main body section projecting on the circuit board is formed in a substantially circular shape or a polygonal shape. When the spring member is attached to the anchor, the spring member is attached to an attaching section in an externally fit state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Tetsuji Kataoka, Taijirou Kataoka
  • Patent number: 8984715
    Abstract: A cushion clip may include a support portion capable of being connected to an attachment hole formed in a first member and a cushioning portion integrally connected to the support member. The support portion has an engagement portion and a head portion. The head portion has a shoulder surface that is formed in a columnar portion thereof. The cushioning portion has a base portion that is positioned to surround the head portion. The base portion of the cushioning portion has a bulged portion that is formed therein. The bulged portion is shaped to project beyond the shoulder surface in an insertion direction of the support portion, so as to elastically contact the first member when the cushion clip is applied with the impact from a second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Daiwa Kasei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsutoshi Kaji, Makoto Kato
  • Publication number: 20150059133
    Abstract: A watertight clip may include a watertight clip main body and a packing. The watertight clip main body has a stabilizer, a pillar extending from the stabilizer, engagement legs formed in the pillar, and a packing retainer member. When the pillar is inserted into an attaching hole formed in a plate-shaped subject member, the subject member is positioned between the engagement legs and the stabilizer, so that an attached member connected to the stabilizer can be attached to the subject member. The packing is previously attached to the pillar. The packing is interleaved between the subject member and the stabilizer. The packing retainer member is configured to prevent the packing from separating from the pillar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Katsuya HIRAKAWA, Osamu ASAI, Norihito ITOU
  • Patent number: 8956095
    Abstract: A clip includes a grommet and a pin. The grommet includes a flange part; a leg part extending in cylindrical form from a lower face of the flange part; an insertion hole running through the leg part from the flange part and allowing insertion of the pin; and slits dividing the leg part into a plurality of divided pieces capable of expanding. The pin includes a head part having a larger outer diameter than the insertion hole; and a shaft part extending from a lower face of the head part, for expanding the divided pieces by being inserted into the insertion hole. The shaft part is provided with a provisional fastening part projecting to curve outwardly in a radial direction on a tip part thereof, for elastically contacting with an inner edge part on an upper face of the opening of the insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Takehiro Sato
  • Patent number: 8944149
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device includes a base and a fastener. The fastener includes a neck portion, a head portion formed at one end of the neck portion, and an engaging portion formed at another opposite end of the neck portion. The base defines a receiving portion through the base. The receiving portion includes an inserting hole and a mounting hole communicating with the inserting hole. A flange extends upwardly from the base toward the mounting hole. The engaging portion extends through the inserting hole from a top of the base to make the neck portion enter the inserting hole. The neck portion is then crushed into the mounting hole from the inserting hole. A top face of the head portion abuts the flange, a bottom face of the head portion abuts the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Furui Precise Component (Kunshan) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Huai Zhou, Wei-Hsiang Chang, Zhen Tang
  • Publication number: 20150026934
    Abstract: An anchoring clip assembly is configured to securely anchor to a structure. The assembly may include a main body, a plurality of anchoring members extending from the main body, wherein the plurality of anchoring members are configured to securely anchor to the structure, and at least one verification member configured to provide verification when the plurality of anchoring members are securely anchored to the structure. The verification member(s) may provide visual verification when the plurality of anchoring members are securely anchored to the structure, and/or may include at least one separable portion that is configured to separate from the main body after the plurality of anchoring members are securely anchored to the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ILLIOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Johnson, Marc R. Risdale, James T. Kirchen
  • Patent number: 8925903
    Abstract: A barricade system (100) comprising at least one clip (102) having a first engagement formation (104A, 105A) adapted to secure the clip (102) to a fixed structure, the clip further having a second engagement formation (104C, 105G). The system (100) includes a joiner element (106) having a third engagement formation (106A) located on a first side, and a fourth engagement formation (106B) located on an opposing second side, the third engagement formation (106A) being adapted to engage the second engagement formation (104C, 105G) to secure the joiner element (106) to the clip (102). The system (100) includes at least one mesh panel (101) and a stopper element (107) having a fifth engagement formation (107A). The fifth engagement formation (107A) is engageable with the fourth engagement formation (106B) to secure the stopper element (107) to the joiner element (106) with a portion of the mesh panel (101) located therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Bart's Ltd
    Inventor: Shane Gill
  • Publication number: 20150001263
    Abstract: A fastening assembly for securing a shoulder belt to a portable computer includes a latching member, a fastening member, a locking cap, and a resilient ring. The resilient ring is located between the latching member and the locking cap. The fastening member extends through the latching member from a first side of the latching member. The locking cap is located on a second side of the latching member and engaged with the fastening member. The fastening member with the locking cap is moveable relative to the latching member to compress the resilient ring in order to secure the latching member to the portable computer. The resilient ring is restored to release the latching member from the portable computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: WEI-SHIH CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140373310
    Abstract: A clip includes a pair of end portions each having an arcuate portion. A pair of opposed gripping portions are each connected at each end to the pair of end portions. The arcuate portions provide a resilient force on the gripping portions toward one another. The end portions and gripping portions are integrally molded as a single piece of plastic. Optionally, the clip can be used with a base. The base includes a body portion and a pair of opposed raised portions. The gripping portions of the clip snap fit into the base, between the raised portions. This secures the clip to the base and retains the gripping portions in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Artil Arrighini Leo, II
  • Patent number: 8904607
    Abstract: A fastening device includes a clip and a retaining element. The clip has a head from which lateral wings for fastening to a panel and resilient lugs for fastening the retaining element to the clip extend laterally. The retaining element temporarily fastened inside the clip is inserted in this state inside a mounting hole or opening where final fastening of the device to the panel is performed. The retaining element has an internal cavity for disassembling the clip. The resilient lugs have a fold from which they extend so as to form inner wings which are provided with an opening. Upon insertion of the retaining element, projections of the retaining element engage inside the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Diez Herrera
  • Publication number: 20140345093
    Abstract: A window covering fastener useful for securing the edge of window covering material, such as an arched shade. The fastener includes a clip that slides over the edge of the material and is secured by a pin inserted into the clip to pass through the material. A bracket of the fastener is installed on the structure of or surrounding a window. The bracket and clip engage one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Springs Window Fashions, LLC
    Inventor: William George Haen
  • Patent number: 8894340
    Abstract: Provided is a clip able to lock axial movement and circumferential movement thereof by employing a simple configuration. A hub of the clip can be inserted into an insertion hole formed in an undercover. In each elastic flap, a basal part is supported in a cantilever manner, and a free end part elastically deforms around the basal part which forms a fulcrum so as to approach or separate from an outer periphery. Each elastic flap spreads out from the basal part toward the free end part so as to increase in width in a circumferential direction. The clip is attached to the undercover such that axial movement and circumferential movement of the clip are locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Daiwa Kasei Industry Co., ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Kamiya, Makoto Kato, Atsutoshi Kaji
  • Patent number: 8888193
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a pump for operating a seat cushion adjuster or a seat massage system and a seat frame structure. The pump is coupled to an electrical supply line and a pressure line. The pump is designed without a soundproofing enclosure. At least one noise-reducing or vibration-damping coupling device is provided. The coupling device and pump being attached via a first section to the seat frame structure. The coupling device is attached directly to the pressure line of the pump or to the electrical supply line of the pump via a second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Faurecia Autositze GmbH
    Inventor: Gerd Wielgosz
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8865290
    Abstract: A fastening clip assembly configured to securely fasten to a mounting stud of a panel includes a main clip and a tapered member, such as a tapered locking pin. The main clip may include a central column defining a central passage. The central column may include a ledge. The tapered locking pin integrally connects to the central column through at least one flash joint integrally connected to the main clip proximate the ledge. The said tapered locking pin is configured to move into the central passage in order to securely fasten the assembly to the mounting stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoly Gosis, Yury Shkolnikov, James T. Kirchen
  • Patent number: 8850671
    Abstract: A clip includes first and second clamping pieces provided to clamp a member to be fixed. The first clamping piece includes an insertion part to be inserted into a thorough hole of a fixed member. The insertion part includes a pair of strip member, each including a smaller width portion, a larger width portion and a stepped portion provided therebetween. In a course of the insertion part being inserted into the through hole, the larger width portions of the strip members pass the through hole while the strip members are flexed in the direction approaching to each other, and subsequently when the smaller width portions are inserted into the through hole, the strip members are allowed to be deformed in a direction separating from each other to return to an original state, whereby the stepped portions are locked to a region to be locked in the fixed member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoaki Nagata
  • Patent number: 8851551
    Abstract: Closed sockets are formed in the lower surface of a vehicle floor cover, such as a mat or tray. Each socket is adapted to receive a vehicle floor cover retention device which stands up from the floor of the vehicle foot well in which the floor cover is being installed. The sidewall of the body of each device acts as a physical stop to the sidewall of a respective socket, preventing or mitigating movement of the floor cover within the foot well. The top surface of the device may have a first fastener which is adapted to engage a second fastener on the ceiling of the socket. The device may be an adapter which is fastened to preexisting OEM mat retention structure. Embodiments of the adapter include one assembled from two pieces around an OEM retention post with an enlarged head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventors: Judd C. Kaufman, David S. Iverson, Frederick W. Masanek, Jr., Ryan Granger, Allan R. Thom
  • Patent number: 8832939
    Abstract: A method of attaching a seat cushion to a seat frame includes the steps of providing a spring latch having a spring portion and a brace portion, engaging a spring leg of the spring portion with the seat frame, attaching a cushion engaging leg of the brace portion to the seat cushion, and receiving a brace leg of the brace portion into a lock formation on a locking leg of the spring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Erik C Wilson, Samuel D Wagoner, Patrick E Temple, Eric DeView
  • Patent number: 8833830
    Abstract: A vehicular accessory retention clip is used to attach a vehicular accessory, such as vehicular trim, to a vehicle. The vehicular accessory may have a substrate component that has at least one reinforcement post, and the vehicle may have a vehicular base component that has at least one corresponding opening configured to receive the reinforcement post. The retention clip has at least two walls that extend from an edge of a platform, each wall having an exterior tab and an interior tab configured to engage with the walls of the opening and the reinforcement post, respectively. The retention clip is slid onto the reinforcement post until the interior tabs engage with the reinforcement post, and the combination of the retention clip and reinforcement post is inserted until the exterior tabs engage with the walls of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: David T. Renke, Paul W. Renius
  • Publication number: 20140250643
    Abstract: Provided is a clip able to lock axial movement and circumferential movement thereof by employing a simple configuration. A hub of the clip can be inserted into an insertion hole formed in an undercover. In each elastic flap, a basal part is supported in a cantilever manner, and a free end part elastically deforms around the basal part which forms a fulcrum so as to approach or separate from an outer periphery. Each elastic flap spreads out from the basal part toward the free end part so as to increase in width in a circumferential direction. The clip is attached to the undercover such that axial movement and circumferential movement of the clip are locked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: DAIWA KASEI INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Kamiya, Makoto Kato, Atsutoshi Kaji
  • Patent number: 8826606
    Abstract: A solar device includes a frame, a solar cell module, an inverter and a fastener mechanism. The frame has a first edge and a second edge opposite to the first edge. The solar cell module is disposed in the frame. The fastener mechanism is used for fastening the frame. The fastener mechanism includes a base and a fastener member. The inverter is fixed on the base. A first end of the fastener member is pivotally connected to the base and a second end of the fastener member has a first extending portion, wherein the first end is opposite to the second end. The first extending portion has a protruding structure. When the first edge of the frame is disposed on the base, the fastener member can be rotated with respect to the base so as to engage the protruding structure with the second edge of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventor: Tung-I Yen