Abstract: Flexible packaging with an integrated component for controlled dispensing of a flexible elongate tubular product, such as a catheter, retained within the packaging. The dispensing control device is disposed at one end of the packaging and includes a housing and a locking member. The housing member is attached to one end of the packaging and provides a linear exit passageway through the packaging. The locking member is hingedly attached to the housing within the product retention chamber, and has an orifice that extends through the locking member. The locking member is pivotable relative to the housing as between a first dispensing position wherein the central axis of the orifice is aligned with the central axis of the passageway, and a second locked position wherein the central axis of the orifice is misaligned with the central axis of the pathway through the housing.
Abstract: A clamp with ratchet device for clamping a target object includes a clamp body, a thread rod, a clamping member, and a ratchet device. Therein, the clamp body has a fixed part and an installation part. The thread rod is movably disposed on the installation part and having a first end and a second end. The clamping member is disposed on the second end of the thread rod. The ratchet device is combined to a first end of the thread rod and operated between an idling position and a driving position. The ratchet device is able to drive the thread rod to rotate and move toward and away from the fixed part at the driving position and idle against the thread rod at the idling position. Therefore, the clamp is allowed to be operated in a narrow space.
Abstract: A self-adjusting bar clamp includes a body defining an elongated channel extending between a rear end and a front end and an actuating lever having pivotally coupled to the body and movable between an open position and a closed position. An elongated bar is carried by the body for reciprocal sliding movement therethrough. A self-adjusting toggle mechanism carried by the body includes a locking element carried by the bar and an element pivotally coupled to the actuating lever. A cam element is pivotally coupled between the element and the locking element. The cam element is movable between a first condition permitting the locking element to reciprocate along the elongated bar and a second condition bearing against the elongated bar and canting the locking element into frictional engagement with the elongated bar. A biasing member is captured between one of the rear end and the front end of the body, and the locking element, biasing the locking element in a first direction.
Abstract: A fixture includes an elongated rod, a first jaw and a second jaw. The first jaw and the second jaw are assembled with the elongated rod. The second jaw has a pivotal portion and a grip. A trigger is connected outside the pivotal portion. A front chamber is formed in the pivotal portion for receiving a plurality of clasping pieces and a restoring spring penetrated by the elongated rod. The restoring spring pushes the clasping pieces to synchronously drive a push rod connected to the trigger. Each of the clasping pieces is formed with a groove facing the restoring spring. The restoring spring is formed with a guiding section bent toward the clasping pieces. The guiding section is disposed in the groove to guide the second jaw to advance smoothly.
Abstract: A force-spreading clamp including a tubular body having a longitudinal opening for receiving at least a portion of a generally cylindrical object and a wall encircling the longitudinal opening, a gate including a clamping member positioned within the longitudinal opening and having a contact wall for distributing clamping force along a surface of a generally cylindrical object, a guide mechanism being configured to maintain alignment between the gate and the tubular body, and an actuator configured to actuate the gate in a radially inward direction with respect to the tubular body wall to cause the clamping member to apply clamping force to a generally cylindrical object.
Abstract: In at least one form of the invention, a clamp can be used to attach a saw accessory to a saw. In various embodiments, the clamp can comprise first and second clamping members, an actuator, and a controller. In various embodiments, the saw accessory can be disposed between the first and second clamping members where at least one of the first and second clamping members can be moved by the actuator in order to clamp the saw accessory therebetween. In at least one such embodiment, the controller can be in electrical and/or fluid communication with the actuator to activate the actuator. In various embodiments, the controller can be activated by an operator from a location proximate to the operator but remote from a blade of the saw.
March 25, 2008
October 1, 2009
Power Tool Institute
David V. Keller, Mark D. Hickok, Peter L. Domeny, Thornton H. Gogoll, III, David G. Peot, Stan M. Rodrigues, Christopher S. Tennant
Abstract: A fixing apparatus for fixing two radial arms of a drive mechanism of a wiper device to a body shell element configured to be disposed vertically on a motor vehicle has a plug-type cylindrical body configured to be partially inserted into a first opening on the body shell element. The plug-type cylindrical body has a locking mechanism configured to prevent the plug-type cylindrical body from disengaging from the first opening on the body shell element. The locking mechanism has a secondary element connected to the plug-type cylindrical body by a material bridge. The secondary element is configured to be partially inserted into a second opening on the body shell element. The secondary element is configured to be unlocked from a locking position by applying transversal and then longitudinal forces on the secondary element in a longitudinal axis defined by the at least one plug-type cylindrical body.
June 29, 2006
August 13, 2009
VALEO SYSTEMES D'ESSUYAGE
Jean-Paul Boissac, Serge Predeau, Laurent Collinet, Marc Della Libera
Abstract: The present invention relates to a clamping mechanism, and in particular to a clamping mechanism for a computer peripheral device. The clamping mechanism includes a base for receiving a resilient button at one side, and a clamp positioned at the other side of the base. The clamp has a first extension extending into the base, and the button is coupled to first extension and therefore to the clamp. The button is resilient and deformable to generate a restoring force such that an object can be clamped between the clamp and the base.
Abstract: A clamp assembly selectively grips material. The clamp assembly includes a housing, a gripping assembly and means for connecting the clamp assembly to an object. The housing has a first end, a second end, a first portion and a second portion. The first and second portions cooperate to define a material receiving slot. The first portion of the housing has an angular disposed channel and an angular disposed recessed portion. The second portion of the housing has a gripping surface. The gripping assembly is slidably disposed within the channel such that the recessed portion cooperates with the channel to define a travel path so that the gripping assembly can be selectively movable between a biased first position and a second position. In the biased first position, the gripping assembly extends into the material receiving slot. In the second position the gripping assembly is withdrawn from the material receiving slot.
Abstract: A sliding reusable connector for attaching gear to a base unit of the present invention preferably includes a main body and a slide. The main body has a main body track portion at a first main body end and a main body locking portion at a second main body end. The slide has a slide locking structure at one end and longitudinal slide track structure extending substantially between the first slide end and the second slide end. The slide track structure is slidably interconnected with the main body track portion. The slide locking structure is repeatedly lockable and unlockable with the main body locking portion. In one preferred embodiment the connector has at least one secondary connection means defined in the main body.
Abstract: A quick-release collar assembly for fastening weights onto a bar is disclosed. The assembly includes an annular collar defining a bore which enables the assembly to be slid onto the barbell and to snugly abut against the weights to be retained thereon. A lock shoe is disposed in a passage which communicates with the bore in the collar. A cam is provided which is reactive against the lock shoe and urges the lock shoe into retaining engagement with the bar when the cam is in a locked position. When the cam is in an unlocked position, a resilient spring acts to urge the lock shoe out of engagement with the bar, so that the collar can be easily removed from the bar.The cam is pivotally supported on a pivot shaft which incorporates a resilient bushing which is compressed when the cam is moved to the locked position. In another embodiment, the cam is reactive directly against the bar.
Abstract: A device for releasably gripping a shaft has a body with a central channel for receiving the shaft. The device also has an arrangement, mounted to the body, for gripping and releasing the shaft when a member of the arrangement, is respectively in first and second positions with respect to the body. A sleeve is disposed concentrically outside of the body, and is mounted for axial movement with respect to the body in such a manner as to cause axial movement of the member, so axial movement of the sleeve in a first direction will achieve release of the shaft. In this manner, one may grip the sleeve and, in a single motion, achieve release of the shaft and slide the device relative to the shaft.
Abstract: A hand releasable locking collar to secure objects or itself in a desired location on a shaft, bar or the like. The device comprises a housing, end cap, preload spring and clutch plate conformed to the shaft. The clutch plate is rotatably assembled within the device such that said device is free to move axially on the shaft when the clutch plate is positioned perpendicular to the axis of the shaft. When released, said clutch plate allows further tightening of the device by moving axially in the direction installed, but locks positively to prevent removal or movement in the opposite direction unless such clutch plate is again moved to the position of perpendicularity with the axis of the shaft.
Abstract: A clip for abutting marginal flanges of forms for formworks which are used for the pouring of concrete has a cylindrical housing for two slidable arcuate clamping elements at opposite sides of a radially extending recess for the flanges. A wedge is movable between those end portions of the clamping elements which are remote from the recess to urge the elements against the exposed sides of the flanges. The wedge can be slidably coupled to the clamping elements so that it can urge the elements against or disengage the elements from the flanges in the recess.
Abstract: A metal frame and glass panel structure has a metal shoe having a receiving channel, the receiving channel having at least one smooth side surface and an opposite side surface spaced apart from the smooth side surface; a glass panel positioned within the channel against the smooth side surface and spaced apart from the opposite side surface; at least two independent expandable pressure units positioned within the channel between the glass panel and the opposite side surface of the channel; and means within the pressure units for generating a pressure against the opposite side surface of the channel whereby the pressure units are forced against the glass panel to secure the glass panel within the channel. A pair of adjustment screws is provided in the channel, upwardly extending from the bottom thereof, for squaring the glass panel with the shoe. A strip of double-face tape is provided on the one side surface of the channel to prevent the glass panel from slipping relative to the shoe.
Abstract: A metal frame and glass panel structure comprises a metal shoe having a receiving channel therein, the receiving channel having at least one smooth side surface and an opposite side surface spaced apart from said smooth side surface; a glass panel positioned within the channel against the smooth side surface and spaced apart from the opposite side surface; at least two independent expandable pressure units positioned within the channel between the glass panel and the opposite side surface of the channel; and means within the pressure units for generating a pressure against the opposite side surface of the channel whereby the pressure units are forced against the glass panel to secure the glass panel within the channel. A pair of adjustment screws is provided in the channel, upwardly extending from the bottom thereof, for squaring the glass panel with the shoe. A strip of double-face tape is provided on the one side surface of the channel to prevent the glass panel from slipping relative to the shoe.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for locking an object against a stop on a shaft, bar or the like. The device comprises a sleeve with a bore conformed to the shaft, and a ring movably connected to the sleeve in the axial direction and also having a bore conformed to the shaft. A member is arranged in the sleeve and adapted to act on the ring in such a manner that the ring is fixed in an inclined position relative to the shaft, and thereafter to move the sleeve away from the ring along the shaft so that the sleeve will urge the object against the stop.
Abstract: An assembly comprising a board 1 and a mechanism 17 for clamping a marginal portion of the board adjacent an edge between two opposed substantially flat parallel walls 7a. The mechanism 17 is mounted on a major surface 19 of the board 1 and includes a spring strip 21 extending longitudinally along the mechanism, and having corrugations transverse to its length. An elongate cam 27 extends along the length of the strip 21, overlying the strip, and being supported for rotation about its longitudinal axis. Rotation of the cam 27 causes expansion of the mechanism 17 in a direction normal to the surface 19, limitation of the expansion by the walls 7a leading to compression of the corrugations in the strip 21.
Abstract: The invention provides an improvement in hose clamps of the type employing a worm screw mounted in a housing which is fastened to a metal band and engages in slots in the band. A thin backing layer is laminated to the metal band of the clamp on the face that engages the article to be clamped, for example, to prevent extrusion of hose materials through the slots. This backing layer is of a thickness such that it will be stretched by the screw thread lands, but is thick enough that it will not break or crack under such treatment. It is slightly narrower than the band material, so that it can be applied without protruding from edges and form a dangerous knife edge, and is fixed to the band by means of a resilient adhesive that will permit the required deformation without separation. The screw thread lands can now be made deep enough for positive engagement in the slots and even protrude slightly from the other side.
Abstract: A closure for flexible containers made of hose- or sack-shaped semi-finished products for transporting and storing of flowable or pourable goods, with several rod-shaped or tubular clamps, which are arranged one upon another in side supports and securable in their position to each other and through their separation places one end of the hose- or sack-shaped semi-finished product can be led. In order that the closure can also withstand strong jolt stresses on the filled containers, the clamps are arranged clampable with respect to one another in the supports surrounding their ends and clampable with respect to each other, having one clamping device each which can be inserted into each support.