By Flaring Inserted Cup Or Tube End Patents (Class 29/512)
  • Patent number: 10960457
    Abstract: A cavity (20) provided for a die body (2) at one side thereof in an axial direction includes a cavity bottom surface (21), on which a protrusion (40) jutting toward the one side in the axial direction is formed. A tip end face (41) of the protrusion (40) is configured as a flat surface extending in a direction substantially orthogonal to the axial direction and having a predetermined width (W1) in a radial direction. The predetermined width (W1) of the tip end face (41) is set to be 10% or more of a diameter (Di1) of the cavity (20) at an open end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kawasaki, Noboru Shimizu, Ryotaro Hirata
  • Patent number: 10882578
    Abstract: A motorcycle metal handle bar assembly for receiving a length of an internally routed wire harness assembly. The motorcycle metal handle bar assembly includes a first pipe having a first open end defined by a first angled cut, wherein the first open end defines a first periphery; a second pipe having a second open end defined by a second angled cut, wherein the second open end defines a second periphery; a joint at an interface of the first open end and the second open end, wherein at least one of the first open end and the second open end is flared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Magnum Shielding Corporation
    Inventor: Scott L. Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 10801780
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a heat exchanger, wherein a firmly bonded connection is provided between tubes and ribs in order to form a radiator matrix, the connection provided by aligning and inserting tube ends into openings in a first and second collector in order to connect tubes to the two collectors, and a wall section of shaped tube ends is bent so that the tube ends are fixed against the collector through the wall section with interpositioning of a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Ján Gregu{hacek over (s)}-Kollár, Josef Lap{hacek over (c)}ík
  • Patent number: 10751788
    Abstract: A method for joining at least two components, in particular two sheet components of a vehicle body, by a flow-formed rivet sleeve is disclosed. The flow-formed rivet sleeve includes a cladding region, a first edge region, and a second edge region. A traction shaft including a base body and a head is introduced in the flow-formed rivet sleeve and the flow-formed rivet sleeve is inserted into respective through openings of the components. By a relative movement of the traction shaft to the flow-formed rivet sleeve, the flow-formed rivet sleeve is widened in the first edge region and is brought into contact with one of the components. The second edge region is bent towards the other component by a reshaping tool surrounding the traction shaft and is brought into contact with the other component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: WS Wieländer + Schill Professionelle Karosserie-Spezialwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Klaus Reitzig
  • Patent number: 10690167
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fastener used to attach structural components that have aligned perforations with a nominal diameter (D), where the fastener comprises a minimum grip plane (Gmin) and a maximum grip plane (Gmax), and A screw (12) comprising an enlarged head and a threaded portion (22); A sleeve (30) comprising an enlarged head, a cylindrical tubular body and a tapped portion (36) that engages the threaded portion (22) of the screw, where the tapped portion (36) is adjacent to an internally smooth portion of the body (34) of the sleeve. This smooth portion has a thickness (E), a non-deformable area (A) adjacent to the head of the sleeve and a deformable area (B) adjacent the non-deformable area (A). The sleeve's deformable area (B) can be deformed into a bulb (48) intended to come into contact with a blind side (46) of the structural components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LISI AEROSPACE
    Inventors: Antoine Villet, Nicolas Naretto, Olivier Gay, Guy Pailhories
  • Patent number: 10682935
    Abstract: A cover panel for installation over foam of a vehicle seat includes a first layer with an occupant-facing surface and a foam-facing surface. The foam-facing surface is located opposite to the occupant-facing surface. The first layer is configured to cover at least a portion of the foam of the vehicle seat. The cover panel further includes a second layer bonded to the foam-facing surface of the first layer such that the second layer is obscured from view by the first layer. The cover panel also includes a tie-down connected to the second layer that projects away from the foam-facing surface, wherein the tie-down is configured to tension the first layer when the tie-down is pulled away from the foam-facing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Lewis, Jesse J. Kriesel, Stacy N. Kuchlbauer
  • Patent number: 10603712
    Abstract: A method of increasing the thickness of a tube which increases a thickness of an end part of a tube without a burr being formed, comprising placing a tube 21 between a die 25 and mandrel 22 in the state with a space for increasing the thickness between a small diameter part 22a of the mandrel 22 and a first end part 21a of a tube 21 and between a large diameter hole part 25C of the die 25 and a second end part 21b of the tube 21, using a first upsetting punch 23 and a second upsetting punch 24 to respectively process the first end part 21a and the second end part 21b of the tube 21, pulling out the mandrel 22 from the tube 31 in the state with the second upsetting punch 24 constraining the second end part 31b of the tube 31, and using the first upsetting punch 23 to push up the first end part 31a of the tube 31 to take out the tube 31 from the die 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Yamamoto, Junichi Hamada, Atsuhisa Yakawa, Mitsuhiro Fujinaga
  • Patent number: 10376949
    Abstract: A method for coupling a first structure to a second structure is disclosed. The method includes providing a rivet having a shaft with a first end and a second end, a head positioned at the first end, and a cavity formed in the second end and extending along an axis of the shaft. The method also includes positioning the first structure and the second structure against each other and inserting the second end through the first structure and the second structure until the head contacts the first structure and the second end extends past the second structure. The method further includes positioning a first flat tool and a second flat tool against the head and the second end, respectively, and moving the first flat tool and the second flat tool toward each other until the second end expands radially against the second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventors: Rodney P. Ehrlich, David P. Kunkel
  • Patent number: 10316883
    Abstract: A blind nut including an internal threaded portion, a hollow tubular portion adjacent to the internal threaded portion, and a flange with hole, formed at the end on the opposite side to the internally threaded portion. The internal threaded portion is inserted into an attaching hole of the attached-to member, a part of the tubular portion is plastically deformed to expand in diameter, and the attached-to member is held between the deformed expanded diameter portion and the flange. The internal threaded portion includes a first straight portion adjacent to the tubular portion, a first tapered portion with an outside diameter gradually decreasing from the first straight portion, a second straight portion with an outside diameter smaller than the first straight portion, a second tapered portion with an outside diameter decreasing from the first straight portion, and a third straight portion with an outside diameter smaller than the second straight portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NEWFREY LLC
    Inventors: Takanori Makino, Nobuharu Naito, Kanji Sakoda, Shinichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10288313
    Abstract: A gas supply manifold has a nozzle forming member having a plurality of gas injection nozzles, a cover member configured to be overlapped on the nozzle forming member, and a caulking-fastening portion configured to fasten the nozzle forming member and the cover member. The caulking-fastening portion is configured such that a convex portion provided for one of the nozzle forming member and the cover member penetrates a hole provided for the other member, and a tip end portion of the convex portion has an engagement portion, the engagement portion having a larger diameter or a larger width than the hole and being engaged with a peripheral edge portion of the hole. A tip end face of the convex portion has a dent portion formed by pressing the tip end face into a base portion side of the convex portion and an area around the dent portion constitutes the engagement portion. Thus, the nozzle forming member and the cover member are appropriately caulked and fastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Se, Michihisa Nakahara, Hideyuki Fujisawa, Kenichi Sakurai, Yuta Tsuji, Keizo Kawano, Taihei Terasawa, Masahiro Kawamoto, Masaharu Imaizumi
  • Patent number: 10288104
    Abstract: A blind rivet including a sleeve and a flange on one end of the sleeve, and a mandrel including a shaft and a head, the head having a cutting edge for cutting open the sleeve. The sleeve of the rivet body has a thick portion, and a thin which has an inner diameter larger than the thick portion. The shaft of the mandrel has a large diameter portion, a middle diameter portion, a small diameter portion having an outer diameter smaller than the middle diameter portion, and a securing and attaching groove which is between the middle diameter portion and the small diameter portion. When the blind rivet is fastened, the middle diameter portion of the mandrel causes the material of the thick portion to undergo metal flow and to flow into the securing and attaching groove, enabling the mandrel to be tightly secured to the rivet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NEWFREY LLC
    Inventors: Masahiro Hayashi, Kanji Sakoda
  • Patent number: 10228016
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a bearing including a generally cylindrical sidewall having a thickness, tSW; a circumferentially extending feature projecting radially outward from the generally cylindrical sidewall, wherein the circumferentially extending feature has an axial height of at least about 2.0 tSW; and a flange disposed at an axial end of the generally cylindrical sidewall and spaced apart from the circumferentially extending feature. In another embodiment, an assembly including a first component comprising an aperture; a second component coaxial with respect to the first component; and a bearing disposed axially between the first and second components and at least partially within the aperture of the first component, wherein the first and second components are spaced apart from one another by a distance, D, and wherein the bearing is visible from a side elevation view along the entire distance, D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS PAMPUS GMBH
    Inventors: Juergen Hartmann, Lukas Plioska, Jan Arpe
  • Patent number: 10161430
    Abstract: A panel fastener includes a screw that is captivated to a ferrule and urged toward a retracted position by a spring which operates between the screw head and the ferrule. When the screw is in the retracted position, a collar of enlarged diameter on the screw occupies the area adjacent an internal annular captivation ring of the ferrule. The screw includes a flange that bears directly against the captivation ring providing a stop to prevent removal of the screw. The spring is preferably a coil spring that is operative against an outer flange of the ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Yi He
  • Patent number: 10124745
    Abstract: Arrangements and methods are provided for joining. The joining arrangement includes a stake extending outward from a surface of a first substrate or panel. The stake includes a base portion, a first shelf portion, a second shelf portion, and a distal surface. The joining arrangement further includes an aperture formed in a second substrate or panel. The aperture includes a plurality of outwardly-extending, spaced-apart fingers that circumscribe a central opening. Each finger of the plurality of fingers is deformable outwardly to receive the stake. The joining arrangement finds use in vehicle trim assemblies. The joining method includes the step of inserting the stake of the first substrate or panel into the aperture of the second substrate or panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Luis Miguel Miguel Del Pozo Gonzalez, Xavier Jesus Del Rio Aspra
  • Patent number: 10119650
    Abstract: A fitting structure and a display device are provided. The fitting structure comprises a first device (22), a second device (33) and a position-limiting device (11) configured to fixedly connect the first device (22) and the second device (23), wherein the position-limiting device (11) comprises a pre-fitting stepped portion (113) which is provided in the first device (22), and a threaded portion (111) and a relief groove portion (112) which are provided in the second device (33), and the relief groove portion (112) is arranged between the pre-fitting stepped portion (113) and the threaded portion (111); a height of the relief groove portion (112) is set so that the pre-fitting stepped portion (113) is in contact with a fixing face which is an end face of the second device (33) which is fixedly connected by the position-limiting device (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinhua Jia, Hui Jun Li
  • Patent number: 10081049
    Abstract: The invention discloses a detachable double-locking riveting dismounting method and a pulling rivet. A lantern ring comprises a thin-wall hook section, a thick-wall locking section and a lantern ring head with an annular step from front to back. The rivet comprises a rivet head of an annular groove matched with the hook section, a front polish rod section, a knurling section matched with the locking section, a separating groove, a rear polish rod and a tail annular groove section from front to back. Double riveting is used by inserting the rivet and lantern ring from both sides; after riveting, the locking section and knurling section form radial locking, and the hook section is buckled to form axial locking. Simple detaching tools (e.g. front snap ring and center cylinder) are equipped to dismount rivets rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MEISHAN CRRC FASTENING SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Liu, Kai Fu, Shuping Pan, Fangnian Hu, Yang Liu, Yunlong Jia, Guanglian Xiong, Xiangyun Zhao, Guangcheng Dai, Xu He
  • Patent number: 10022772
    Abstract: A quick positioning tube expander includes a clamp mold having a first clamp block and a second clamp block; a pivoting assembly pivotally disposed on the clamp mold for the first and second clamp blocks to open and close with the pivoting assembly as a center of pivoting; and a positioning member. The tube channel is disposed between the first and second clamp blocks for containing a tube body. The first clamp block has a first through hole and a second through hole mutually spaced, and the tube channel is connected with the first and second through holes. The positioning member is connected with the first through hole. The tube body passes through the second through hole to be contained in the tube channel with an end part of the tube body resisting against an end surface of the positioning member to be positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: POUL CHANG METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chia-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 9957984
    Abstract: A method for making a detection device (2) for detecting a position of a movable rod (4) of a pneumatic actuator (1) comprises a step of taking a first body (17) comprising a connecting portion (19), a supporting portion (20), an electrical connector (21), a detection sensor (15) for detecting a magnetic field and electrical connecting means (22). The method then comprises a step of taking a second body (18) comprising a housing (14) in which the supporting portion (20) can be inserted, a step of inserting the supporting portion (20) and the detection sensor (15) positioned on it in the housing (14) and a step of irremovably constraining the first body (17) to the second body (18). The first body (17) and the second body (18) comprise, one at least one projecting element (25) and the other at least one corresponding hole (26); during the insertion step the projecting element (25) is inserted in the hole (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: FAIST COMPONENTI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Elena Lucchi, Stefano Benicchi
  • Patent number: 9849549
    Abstract: A method for the attachment of a hollow element such as a hollow rivet or a nut element to a component consisting of a composite material, with the element having a flange part and a shaft part or rivet section extending away from the flange part, wherein a rivet section can also be formed at the free end of a shaft part. The hollow element has a central passage which is optionally provided with a thread cylinder. In the method an auxiliary tip is either passed from the flange side of the element remote from the shaft part and/or the rivet section through the passage or is introduced from the side of the free end of the shaft part and/or of the rivet section into the passage such that a conically converging region of the auxiliary tip projects from the free end of the shaft part or of the rivet section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Profil Verbindungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Diehl, Richard Humpert, Andreas Lembach, Christian Sowa
  • Patent number: 9803675
    Abstract: A self-piercing rivet for connecting high-strength steels. The rivet having a head which has a head diameter (DH); a shank which has a shank diameter (DS); and, located at the foot end of the shank opposite the head, the shank has radially outward a flat surface section and radially inward an axial recess defining an axial depth (LB). The ratio of axial depth (LB) of the recess to the shank diameter (DS) is smaller than 0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NEWFREY LLC
    Inventors: Steffen Hofmann, Paul Bartig, Frank Wilhelm, Matthias Wissling
  • Patent number: 9790980
    Abstract: A fastener nut for securing a part to channel framing defining at least one internal, generally T-shaped track extending lengthwise of the channel framing. The fastener nut includes a nut body, and first and second wings extending longitudinally outward from respective first and second longitudinal ends of the body. The first and second wings having respective terminal ends defining an effective wing span therebetween that is greater than the length of the body such that at least a portion of the fastener nut has a generally T-shaped side profile. The fastener nut is insertable in the generally T-shaped track of the channel framing to allow the fastener nut to slide along the length of the channel framing and to restrict transverse movement of the fastener nut in the interior, relative to length of the framing, for use in positioning the fastener nut along the channel framing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: William E. McCarthy, James A. Knutson, Zhihui Zhang, Joseph Kline
  • Patent number: 9752607
    Abstract: A retention pin assembly may include a stud having a head, a shaft, and a deformable end. The shaft may include a stepped surface having a greater diameter than the deformable end. The assembly may include a support member having an opening for receiving the deformable end. The support member may include a pocket. The stepped surface of the shaft may position the stud in relation to the support member. The deformable end of the stud may be operable to be melted to form a mechanical retainer within the pocket without forming a metallurgical joint between the stud and the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Muskat
  • Patent number: 9719426
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine is provided that has a rigid dressing raft mounted to a rigid part of the gas turbine engine. The rigid dressing raft includes at least a part of a component or system of the gas turbine engine. For example, the rigid dressing raft may have electrical conductors embedded therein that are a part of the electrical system of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Benjamin Taylor
  • Patent number: 9611902
    Abstract: A controllable clutch (18) for a belt tensioner (16) comprises a drive member (32), a driven element (24) and a clutch pawl (40) that is movably supported on the input side (30) between a home position and an engaged position and in the engaged position couples the drive member (32) to the driven element (24), wherein the clutch pawl (40) is tension-loaded in the engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: TRW Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Nuding, Wolfgang Holbein
  • Patent number: 9500218
    Abstract: A fastener assembly is configured to secure to a component. The fastener assembly may include a fastener having a shaft integrally connected to an engagement head, and an anchoring bushing that retains the fastener. The anchoring bushing may include a main body defining a fastener passage that retains the shaft, and at least one anchoring member extending from a portion of the main body. The anchoring member(s) is configured to securely anchor into at least a portion of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Owens, II, John D. Bisset, Jason D. Holt, Jeremy R. D. Tuttle, Glenn G. Heavens
  • Patent number: 9492860
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tube end molding method comprising: a tube shrinking step for forming a tapered portion and a small diameter tube portion at one end of an original tube; a preparing step for preparing a holding die having an original tube bore and a tube expanding bore; and a tube expanding step including a first step for mounting the original tube at the original tube bore of the holding die, a second step for folding the small diameter tube portion inside the original tube beginning at the tapered portion, and a third step for pressing the folded portion against an inner wall of the tube expanding bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: FUTABA INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yoshiki Tanaka, Naotaka Arisawa
  • Patent number: 9347471
    Abstract: A floating fastener mounting structure includes a metal panel member defining a convex wall portion and a mounting through hole at the convex wall portion, a mounting socket including an axially extended center hole, an annular step and a stop flange extended around the periphery at different elevations and an annular locating groove defined between the annular step and the stop flange. The mounting socket is riveted to the metal panel member to force the annular locating groove into engagement with the convex wall portion, enabling the convex wall portion to be tightly stopped between the annular step and the stop flange. The annular step defines a downwardly and outwardly sloping top surface for guiding the convex wall portion of the metal panel member into engagement with the annular locating groove of the mounting socket in the rivet operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: HANWIT PRECISION INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventor: Ying-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 9205520
    Abstract: A two-stage punch accomplishes the two-step process of sheet deformation and nut flaring to attach the nut to the sheet in a single stroke of an assembly press. The punch comprises an outer cylindrical sleeve which captivates a resiliently biased center punch. When the punch is moved downward into contact with the sheet, an embossing ring on the sleeve deforms the sheet material around an aperture in the sheet. When the punch is moved farther downward, a pointed end of the center punch extends beyond the embossing ring and into forcible contact with the nut. The nut is thereby flared capturing the sheet between flared edges of the nut and a nut flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: PEM Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew John Cooke
  • Patent number: 9149856
    Abstract: A method for producing a screw-top bottle-can and a screw-top bottle-can are provided so that a screw-thread can be formed without damaging an inner coating and a resealing operation can be improved. A shoulder part is formed by reducing a diameter of an opening part of a closed-end cylindrical body, a cylindrical part having an intermediate diameter between a major thread diameter and a minor thread diameter and a tapered part which is tapered from an upper end of the cylindrical part toward an opening-end part are formed above the shoulder part, and forming a screw-thread from the tapered part to the cylindrical part so as to form a starting part of the screw-thread at a middle part of the tapered part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Universal Can Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Hosoi
  • Patent number: 9080589
    Abstract: A hollow element such as a hollow rivet or a nut element for attachment to a component consisting of a composite material such as a fiber reinforced plastic part or a fabric reinforced plastic part is presented. The element has a flange part and a shaft part extending away from the flange part and/or a rivet section, wherein the rivet section, is present, can also be formed at the free end of the shaft part, with the a hollow element furthermore having a central passage, which is optionally provided with a thread cylinder. The hollow element is used in combination with an auxiliary tip which is either inserted from the flange side of the element through the passage, or from the side of the free end of the shaft part of the rivet section into the passage, such that a conically converging region of the auxiliary tip projects from the free end of the shaft part or of the rivet section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: PROFIL VERBINDUNGSTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Diehl, Richard Humpert, Andreas Lembach, Christian Sowa
  • Patent number: 8931160
    Abstract: A method for fixing a piercing nut includes placing on a punching die a metal plate. A pilot portion is provided at a bearing surface of a nut main body of the piercing nut. A height from the bearing surface to an end face of the pilot portion is smaller than a thickness of the metal plate. The pilot portion is pressed to a first surface of the metal plate to be struck into the metal plate so that an inner peripheral surface of a punching opening portion of the metal plate engages with an outer peripheral surface of the pilot portion to fix the piercing nut to the metal plate. The end face is positioned between the first surface and a second surface of the metal plate. A punching slag is downwardly pushed to discharge the punching slag to a punching hole of the punching die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Shinjo Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Shinjo
  • Patent number: 8893371
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the manufacture of a part penetrated by fluid channels or ducts for the manufacture of a mold that includes channels or ducts for the circulation and/or transfer of a fluid from the molding portion to the non-molding portion and vice versa. The part is formed and manufactured by a Stratoconception (TM) method based on the principle of decomposing the part, via a set of inter-stratum planes, into a succession of strata. After assembly, the part is formed, and channels are provided in the various inter-stratum planes for allowing a fluid to pass through the part. The invention also relates to the parts obtained by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cirtes SRC (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Claude Barlier, Denis Cunin, Cyril Pelaingre
  • Patent number: 8793860
    Abstract: A method for assembling a metal collar to a resin component includes: inserting the metal collar into a mounting hole of the resin component, and setting them so that a flange of the collar abuts a jig; inserting a screw mandrel of a fastening tool into a through-hole in the collar, and rotating the mandrel so that the male threading of the mandrel engages the female threading of the jig; abutting a nosepiece of the fastening tool against the collar, and stopping the rotation of the mandrel; withdrawing the mandrel so that the nosepiece presses against one end of the collar with sufficient force to enlarge the outer diameter of that end of the collar to form an enlarged portion, thereby securing the resin component between the enlarged portion and the flange; and (e) rotating the mandrel in the reverse direction to disengage the respective threading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventor: Syuji Kashimura
  • Publication number: 20140208573
    Abstract: A riveting tool configured to install a plurality of fasteners simultaneously is provided including a body having a generally central cavity. A strike surface is arranged at a first end of the body and a plurality of contactors extends generally outwards from a second, opposite end of the body. Each contactor includes an engagement surface configured to contact a surface of an adjacent fastener when a force is applied to the strike surface. A biasing mechanism is arranged within the cavity adjacent an upper cavity surface. A dowel is positioned within the cavity adjacent the biasing mechanism. The dowel is configured to engage a portion of an adjacent nut plate and translate within the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Edward E. Fast
  • Patent number: 8756790
    Abstract: A first and a second object are joined with the aid of a joining element including at least in the region of its distal and proximal ends a thermoplastic material. Two blind holes facing each other are provided in the two objects and the joining element is positioned in the blind holes such that its distal and proximal ends are in contact with the bottom faces of the blind holes and such that there is a gap between the two objects. This assembly is then positioned between a support and a sonotrode. The sonotrode and the support are forced towards each other, while the sonotrode is vibrated, thereby liquefying at least part of the material having thermoplastic properties, there, where the joining element ends are pressed against the bottom faces of the holes and allowing the liquefied material to infiltrate into pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Woodwelding AG
    Inventors: Colin Clinch, Marcel Aeschlimann, Laurent Torriani, Elmar Mock
  • Patent number: 8745869
    Abstract: A screwed pipe connection for connecting a pipeline including a connection end having a formed wall region. The screwed pipe connection includes a connection part and a union joint part. Proceeding from the end face of the connection end of the pipeline, an outside cross-section of the pipeline increases and is larger than the nominal outside cross-section, then decreases again. Proceeding from the end face, a clear inside cross-section of the connection end is larger than the nominal inside cross-section and decreases to the nominal inside cross-section. The wall thickness on the end face is smaller than the nominal wall thickness, and wherein an inner material difference, resulting from the deviation of the inside cross-section from the nominal inside cross-section, and an outer material difference, resulting from the deviation of the outside cross-section from the nominal outside cross-section, deviate from one another by a maximum of 30 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: VOSS Fluid GmbH
    Inventors: Gerd Berghaus, Harald Pott
  • Patent number: 8740199
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a spring assembly includes: a substrate; a coil spring having an end turn portion fixed to the substrate; an inner wall provided at an inner peripheral side of the coil spring; and an outer wall provided at an outer peripheral side of the coil spring, wherein one of the inner wall and the outer wall forms a spring fixing wall configured to prevent the end turn portion of the coil spring from coming off in an axial direction of the coil spring, and wherein the other of the inner wall and the outer wall forms a support wall configured to prevent the end turn portion of the coil spring from moving in a radial direction of the coil spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Piolax Inc.
    Inventors: Kensuke Takeda, Yasutaka Uematsu, Toshie Fueki
  • Patent number: 8726482
    Abstract: In the method of fastening aircraft parts together, the following steps are performed: crimping an element onto at least two parts so as to fasten them together; and screwing a screw into the element through at least one other part so as to fasten all the parts together and so as to place a head of the screw in a flush position relative to the other part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations
    Inventors: Nicolas Boulet, Olivier Chaume
  • Publication number: 20140033505
    Abstract: An electric drive for a processing tool, in particular for a rivet setting appliance, has an electric motor connected to an actuating element that is linearly displaceable in an axial direction. A damping element that acts in the axial direction is arranged between the electric motor and the actuating element for impact decoupling of the electric motor from the actuating element. As a result, sudden loads, for example if a rivet mandrel breaks during the blind rivet setting operation, are absorbed in a material-conserving manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: RICHARD BERGNER VERBINDUNGSTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: ANDREAS SKOLAUDE
  • Patent number: 8631581
    Abstract: A method for forming a wheel bearing apparatus where the end portion of the cylindrical portion is pre-formed as a cylinder prior to its plastic deformation to form the caulking portion. A caulking tool with a punch and a swing shaft abuts against the end portion of the cylinder at a predetermined inclined angle relative to the inner circumferential surface of the cylinder. Teeth on the punch form the face-spline by plastically deforming the end face of the caulking portion. The swing shaft central axis is inclined at an angle relative to a central axis of the wheel hub. The face-spline is formed simultaneously with the formation of the caulking portion by advancing the caulking tool toward the wheel hub. A main shaft is rotated to cause a swing motion of the caulking tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Sera, Jun Numamoto
  • Patent number: 8590149
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a lift transmitting component (2), particularly for a gas exchange valve train or a fuel pump drive of an internal combustion engine (1), is provided, The lift transmitting component includes a housing (6), a bearing pin (7) fixed in a reception bore (9) of the housing (6) and a roller (8) mounted through a sliding or a rolling bearing on the bearing pin (7). The bearing pin is core-hardened over an entire axial length to a core hardness of at least 650 HV, and pin ends (10) of the core-hardened bearing pin are radially widened relative to the reception bore for enabling a connection of the bearing pin to the housing (6) through positive engagement. The hardness of the bearing pin is at the most 780 HV, the radial widening of one of the pin ends being realized with a shaping die (11) which travels axially parallel to the bearing pin (7) and applies a force to the pin end in a transition region between a periphery and a front end surface of the bearing pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Marco Meisborn, Peter Kares
  • Patent number: 8545157
    Abstract: A metal member defining a hole in which the hole is reinforced by forming a flange and turning the flange back upon itself so that the rolled outer surface of the flange defines the perimeter of the hole. The sheared edge is spaced from the perimeter of the hole. The shaft of the fastener inserted in the hole contacts a non-sheared surface. A reinforcement ring may be assembled around the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Sergey Fedorovich Golovashchenko
  • Patent number: 8528186
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for securing a conduit to relatively inaccessible structures, for example, oil tanks on submerged ships. The method involves providing a conduit with a neck, temporarily securing the conduit to the surface, for example by means of magnets, etc, drilling a hole through the structure and passing the neck of the conduit through the hole in the structure, and passing an expander device through the neck of the conduit through the hole in the structure to widen a portion of the internal passage of the conduit in the region of the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Deep Tek IP Limited
    Inventor: Alexander Charles Crawford
  • Patent number: 8507808
    Abstract: A shielding assembly includes a frame including a main body, the main body defining at least one retaining hole; and a cover including a main board, the main panel including retaining elements and rims. The number of the retaining elements is the same as the number of the retaining holes, each rim protruding outwardly from a distal end of one of retaining elements. Each retaining element passes through one of the retaining holes, and each rim is latched with the portions of the frame surrounding the retaining holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Li-Zhi Xiong, Liang Su, Wen-Jun Liu, Cheng-Rui Liu, Jun-Sheng Qiao, Pei-Chin Kuo
  • Publication number: 20130181504
    Abstract: A method including the steps of forming an inner ring of a wheel hub, by joining a spindle and an insert ring fitted onto the spindle, on the side of a first end of the spindle; axially blocking the insert ring on the spindle by plastically deforming the first end of the spindle so as to form an upset collar therewith, which axially protrudes from the insert ring; and once the step of forming the upset collar has finished, frontally obtaining a frontal toothing; the finished collar has, in the part of the collar which axially protrudes from the ring, a predetermined geometric shape which substantially defines, in the radial section, a scalene triangle having the base facing the upset ring and the vertex opposite the base rounded in shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Alessandro Ferrero, Fulvio Nicastri, Davide Antonio Olivieri
  • Patent number: 8375586
    Abstract: An article of jewelry and method of manufacture, including a pliable strand; and a plurality of precious or semiprecious objects movably positioned along the pliable strand. Each of the plurality of objects including a magnetic insert extending between opposing surfaces, which itself is formed from two magnets separated by a magnetic stabilizer and aligned such that the opposing ends of the magnetic insert have the same polarity thereby creating repulsive forces between each of the plurality of objects along the strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Chi Huynh
  • Patent number: 8328483
    Abstract: There is provided a blind rivet (10) comprising an axially extending hollow tubular body (18) having a tail end face (22) at one end and a pre-formed radially enlarged flange (20) at the other end, together with a mandrel (30) having a stem (32) which extends co-axially though the body (18) and having enlarged head adjacent the tail end (22) of the body, the stem having a weakened region immediately adjacent the head, whereby the mandrel head having an outer diameter greater than an outer diameter of the body, usually by between 4% and 9%, and which has a uniform conical shoulder (38) extending between the outer diameter of the head and the stem (32), so as to exert a setting force having an axial component for compressing the rivet body axially and an angular component effecting conical deformation of the tail end radially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Steven V. Jones, Stephen Morris, James Hughes
  • Patent number: 8322021
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a disk drive, the method including providing a disk and a motor hub, the disk defining an opening, the opening having a pre-swaged inner diameter, and the motor hub defining a swage ring having a pre-swaged outer diameter. The method further including positioning the disk such that at least a portion of the swage ring extends into the opening, and swaging the swage ring radially outwards into contact with the disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith R. Berding, David J. Bagaoisan, Yao-Hsin Huang
  • Patent number: 8281476
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a multilayered tube, including: preparing an outer tube, an inner tube having an outer diameter of 95˜98% of an inner diameter of the outer tube, and dies with a shaping void having a diameter of 100.20˜100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Hyundai Hysco
    Inventors: Ju Haeng Hur, Dong Hyun Jeon, Yun Gyu Kim, Hyo Sub Kim, Sang Muk Na
  • Publication number: 20120216903
    Abstract: A multi-layer tube (MLT) to inhibit transmission of water vapor and for flame resistance greater than UL-94 HB includes an inner layer having a melt-extrudable polymeric material including a fluoropolymer and at least one additional layer positioned radially outward of the inner layer and including a flame resistant melt-extrudable polymeric material configured to minimize oxygen permeation. Additional layers may be configured to provide flexibility, oxygen and/or nitrogen barriers, thermal insulation, non-reactive materials, transparency, translucency, structural reinforcement, thermal and/or electrical conductivity, and/or dissipative properties. The MLT may be encased in a bundle cover with another tube element and/or electrically conductive element to form a tube bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Flo-Link, LLC
    Inventor: Sean Osborne