Button-fastener Making Patents (Class 29/4)
  • Publication number: 20120317760
    Abstract: A button fastener made of metal for fastening a button such as a male snap button or a decorative button to a cloth, includes a plate-like base and a cylindrical post projecting from a center area of the base. The upper end face of the post is open as a top opening, and the lower end face of the post is open in the center area of the base as a bottom opening. To the button fastener, a closing member which closes the inside of the post at a proximal side thereof is provided. The closing member is a closing part which has been cut out, by a punch, of an unfinished post of a semifinished product which is fabricated to the button fastener and then displaced by the punch through the inside of the unfinished post toward the lower end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kamiya, Kenji Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20100236028
    Abstract: A cover assembly and a supporting method of manufacture therefor provide users with a button cover. The cover assembly comprises a disk and a cover construction. The disk has an inner disk surface comprising an uneven disk landscape having peaks and valleys strewn thereacross. The cover construction is formed from an elastic material comprising a bonding portion and an annulus. The bonding portion has a cover landscape complementary to the disk landscape as the bonding interface is formed by filling the disk landscape with the polymeric material while in liquid form. The annulus comprises an aperture having a relaxed diameter greater in magnitude than the diameter of a target button. The annulus is elastically stressable for increasing the relaxed aperture diameter to a stressed aperture configuration for receiving the button. After the assembly is donned, the annulus retains the button cover assembly adorned upon the received or enveloped button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Jennifer D. Clark
  • Patent number: 7624486
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a button manufacturing device that is lightweight and robust, and that can be operated even at an unstable location and in a small space. A button manufacturing device comprises a base, a slide platform disposed on the base for reciprocating movement, first and second lower dies provided on both sides of the slide platform in the reciprocating directions, a press screw shaft capable of moving in the axial direction by screwing into a female screw section provided on a beam fixed to the upper part of struts, fixed on the base, an upper die provided on a lower end of the press screw shaft for joining to the first lower die or the second lower die, and an operating handle provided on an upper part of the press screw shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignees: Bandai Co., Ltd., Kikuchi Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Kaneko, Kaori Ojima, Kenetsu Kikuchi, Iwakichi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20090113682
    Abstract: An apparatus used as a fastener of temporary and/or permanent button replacement. The use of the fastener is to be utilized but not limited to securing fabrics, cloth, material or articles of clothing together by means of the fastener. By sticking the pin/post portion of the apparatus through the fabric, cloth, material or clothing and securing the pin/post with the clasp on the other side of the fabric, cloth, material or article of clothing, allowing the fastener to hold itself in place on the fabric, cloth material or article of clothing. The user can use the fastener as a temporary and/or permanent button solution with or without buttonholes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Rosalyn Berlfein
  • Patent number: 6817099
    Abstract: An integral high strength threaded pipe connection formed on joints of plain-end pipe, and a method for manufacturing, wherein the ends of the joints are rough machined, swaged, and then finish machined, preferably but not necessarily, with only one chucking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Beverly Watts Ramas
    Inventor: John Dawson Watts
  • Patent number: 5327623
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for substantially automatically joining front and back parts of buttons employs a turntable with retaining means that are rotated through a series of stations at which the parts are placed in the retaining means in a desired orientation, joined, and checked for defects. A human operator places button front parts at a first station, and the remaining stations carry out the assembly and quality control steps automatically. Placement at the first station determines the alignment and orientation of the two buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Inventor: Charles E. Noel
  • Patent number: 5301402
    Abstract: A machine for automatically joining front and back parts of buttons employs a turntable with nests that are rotated through a series of stations at which the parts are placed in the nests in a desired orientation, joined, and checked for defects. Orientation of the parts is achieved by video imaging of a first part as it is randomly placed in a nest, and computer-controlled placement of the second part based on the ascertained position of the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: Waterbury Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Noel, Mark H. Hamilton, Timothy P. White
  • Patent number: 5267511
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for pressing objects by lifting the objects into a waiting pressing shaft. The shaft includes a forming element at its lower end for forming the object, and the shaft is engaged by its upper end through a pivot member to an air cylinder in a manner which provides a force advantage to the air cylinder. Also, a system for pressing objects is disclosed, in which the press device is employed in conjunction with a turntable for sequential and continuous pressing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1993
    Assignee: Waterbury Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Noel, Mark H. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 5087404
    Abstract: A method for molding plastic caps onto preformed metallic shanks, the metallic shanks having a head portion and a leg portion, wherein the leg portion of the shanks are inserted into a carrier member leaving a portion of the head portion elevated from the carrier member. A molding device is thereafter engaged with the carrier member over the head of the shank to form a molding cavity therearound. Plastic is then injected into the mold cavity to surround and encapsulate the head portion. The mold cavity is thereafter open and the completed capped shank is removed from the carrier member. The carrier member can comprise an elongated strip which can be pulled through work stations performing the various forming, inserting and injecting steps in regulated fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Tim H. Sparrow, Richard L. Harlow, Don Wilder, Kevin D. Jackson
  • Patent number: 4532684
    Abstract: A device to assemble buttons of the type having a safety pin associated with a fastening member including an outer shell having a covering. The present invention is directed to the mechanism snap-out of the finished button and a cam and bar for automatically adjusting the length of travel of the upper die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Bagde-A-Minit Ltd.
    Inventor: Malcolm J. Roebuck
  • Patent number: 4470536
    Abstract: Applicant's invention relates to a process and apparatus for the high speed welding in large quantities of various geometric shaped jump rings to buttons, pendants and other jewelry by utilizing composite jump ring apparatus having first and second projections extending from the jump rings at different locations so that they may function in automatic welding machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1984
    Assignee: Dover Findings Inc.
    Inventor: Paul V. Little