Radially Interposed, Side-engaging Shim Or Bushing Patents (Class 403/243)
  • Patent number: 11662047
    Abstract: A system and method of use thereof to produce pipe connections to conduits which have been remediated using a liner. A pipe clamp is attached after a bore has been made and is secured with a clamping strap, for example. A pipe connection adapter with a flange collar and a seal arranged thereon is introduced from the inside of the pipe. An anti-rotation device between the pipe clamp and the pipe connection adapter ensures that the latter assumes a precisely defined position, such that a flange collar, with a shape corresponding to the intersection curve of the conduit/bore, provides a seal on the liner exactly on the edge of the bore. Connection can also be made from the outside of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Pipe-Aqua-Tec GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Robert Blossé, Susanne Leddig-Bahls, Sven Loogen, Jens Wahr
  • Patent number: 11485002
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a vibration reduction mechanism for a hand operated striking tool. The vibration reduction mechanism includes a collar coupled to a portion of a handle of the hand-operated striking tool; at least one sleeve interposed over the collar; and at least one pin interconnecting the collar to the handle, wherein the at least one pin retains a position of the collar near a first end of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Fiskars Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Stokes, Aaron Honadel
  • Patent number: 10557490
    Abstract: A treatment assembly for securing a treatment member to a shaft that includes the treatment member and a female attachment member. The treatment member defines a longitudinal axis, and has a distal end and a proximal end. The proximal end includes an attachment recess defined therein. The female attachment member has a distal end, a proximal end, and a shaft recess defined in the proximal end. The female attachment member is secured in the attachment recess of the treatment member. The shaft recess is defined by an interior surface that includes a first flat surface. The interior surface includes a first detent defined therein. When the shaft is received in the shaft recess, the first flat surface is operatively engaged with a first opposing flat surface on a male attachment member and a first ball is biased into the first detent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: THERAGUN, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Wersland, Michael Waldron, Geert Ensing, Dennis Colonello, Benjamin Nazarian
  • Patent number: 10393161
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a seal over a hole in a structure. The apparatus comprises a washer, a sleeve, and a fastener. The washer has a first channel. The sleeve has a second channel and an expandable section. The sleeve is positioned inside the first channel in the washer. The fastener has an elongate portion positioned inside the second channel of the sleeve to cause at least a portion of the expandable section of the sleeve to form a first interference fit with the washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard B. Tanner, James Frederick Ackermann
  • Patent number: 8551593
    Abstract: A laminated product having a thickness that can be adjusted by chipping, and including alternating sheets and layers of an adhesive material in a stack, each sheet possessing an intrinsic resistance to tearing and each layer of adhesive material connecting adjacent sheets in the stack with a linking force which is weaker than the resistance of the sheets to tearing, enabling each sheet to be detached from the stack without tearing. The product includes a housing which is disposed inside the thickness of the stack, and an electronic identification element which is disposed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel André Gastel
  • Patent number: 8518839
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rolled product having a thickness that can be adjusted by means of separation. The inventive product comprises an alternating stack (2) of sheets (4) and layers (6) of an adhesive material (8). Each of said sheets (4) has an intrinsic resistance to tearing and each layer (6) of adhesive material (8) joins together two adjacent sheets (4) in the stack (2) using a bond strength that is lower than the tearing resistance of the sheets (4). In this way, each sheet (4) can be detached from the stack (2) without being torn. According to the invention, each sheet (4) is essentially made from woven fibers and each sheet (4) belonging to each pair of sheets (4) which are adjacent to the same layer (6) of adhesive material (8) is impregnated, throughout the thickness thereof, with a mass of adhesive material (8) which is incorporated in the shared layer (6) of adhesive material (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel André Gastel
  • Patent number: 8152438
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine including a shaft, a bearing, a coupling supported by the bearing is disclosed. The shaft is engaged by an end trunnion inside the coupling and fixed to the coupling by a cylindrical nut. The engine is characterized in that the nut is in axial abutment in a first direction against the coupling and the trunnion is screwed onto the nut. A slotted stop ring housed in an annular groove of the nut forms an axial abutment in the direction opposing the first direction, so as to allow the removal of the trunnion from the coupling by unscrewing the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventor: Regis Eugene Henri Servant
  • Patent number: 8066487
    Abstract: A fan shaft seat structure including a shaft bushing and a heat dissipation member. The shaft bushing has an open end, a closed end and a, connection section. A receiving space is defined between the open end and the closed end. The connection section extends from the closed end in a direction reverse to the receiving space. The heat dissipation member has a first face and a second face. The first face is flush with a first end of the connection section in contact with the closed end of the shaft bushing. The second face is flush with a second end of the connection section. The shaft bushing is integrally connected with the heat dissipation member to increase heat dissipation area and save working time and manufacturing cost as well as achieve better heat dissipation effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei-Jun Luo
  • Publication number: 20110176862
    Abstract: A locking device, for locking a sliding member to a guiding member, includes a fixed sleeve with two ends opened, a movable sleeve, and a latching pin. The fixed sleeve is disposed to the guiding member with a positioning block disposed on an outer peripheral surface thereof. The movable sleeve has an open end and a closed end. The fixed sleeve passes through the open end to cover the movable sleeve thereon. A guiding slot is opened on the movable sleeve, and includes a catching section for catching the positioning block and a release section extending toward the open end. The release section is used for guiding the positioning block into or out of the catching section. The latching pin is disposed in the movable sleeve and extends out of the open end for engaging into the sliding member to lock the sliding member to the guiding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Jo-Chiao WANG
  • Patent number: 7837408
    Abstract: A board fixing module fixes a board to a base body. The board fixing module includes: a fixing element embedded into the base body, a bottom portion passed through the board and a latch element latched with the fixing element, and a passing rod passed into the latch element for maintaining the latch condition of the latch element and the fixing element. The invention is characterized in that users simply need to press the passing rod inward to release the latch condition of the latch element and the fixing element in order to separate the board from the base body, and thus the invention achieves the effect of a convenient installation or dismount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Kenmark Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: James Hawang
  • Publication number: 20100074676
    Abstract: In a first aspect the invention relates to a device for interconnecting a first element (2) and a second element (1) to each other in order to transmit a rotational motion. The device (3) comprises a tubular wall (4) having a circular inner surface, a part of which that is adjacent to said first end being arranged to abut said first element (2), and having a circular outer surface, a part of which that is adjacent to said first end being arranged to abut said second element (1). Furthermore, said tubular wall (4) comprises at least one pair of slits (18), which slits (18) are adjacent to each other and extends from said first end towards said second end, obtaining a finger shaped segment (19), which is deflectable in relation to neighboring parts of said tubular wall (4). The invention also relates to a pump comprising such a device (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises Inc.
    Inventor: Gert Hallgren
  • Patent number: 7413367
    Abstract: A combinational commodity engaging unit which can connect by engaging plates of a computer desk, a TV cabinet etc. in order to assemble the combinational commodity without using an auxiliary tool, the engaging unit includes at least: a fixing seat embedded in a first plate, a hollow engaging member embedded in a second plate and having its bottom portion engaged in the fixing seat, and a fixing rod extended into the interior of the hollow engaging member to maintain the hollow engaging member in a state of engaging the fixing seat. By combination of the above stated fixing seat, hollow engaging member and fixing rod, the combinational commodity can be assembled without using an auxiliary tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Kenmark Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: James Hawang
  • Patent number: 7182578
    Abstract: A ceramic spindle coupling structure includes a metal bushing which has a housing space that has an inlet and a tapered fastening section of a smaller diameter than the inlet to form a tight coupling with a ceramic spindle without embossing the ceramic spindle and the metal bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Zippy Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Chin-Wen Chou
  • Patent number: 7101110
    Abstract: A rivet system for use in motion furniture linkage and the like. The rivet system incorporates an electrically conductive plastic washer which eliminates the need for oil lubrication while maintaining the ability to electrostatically paint the linkage assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: La-Z-Boy Incorporated
    Inventor: Larry P LaPointe
  • Patent number: 6966722
    Abstract: An adaptor for reducing the size of an original hole in a frame member to an adaptor hole sized to receive a selected bolt and which permits adjustment of the relative location of the adaptor hole relative to the original hole and the frame member. The adaptor comprises a washer plate having first and second projections extending outward from opposite sides of the washer. The adaptor hole extends through the washer plate and the first and second projections. The location of the adaptor hole relative to the first projection is different from the location of adaptor hole relative to the second projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: B&W Custom Truck Beds, Inc.
    Inventors: Nelson E. Borror, Joseph W. Works
  • Patent number: 6939076
    Abstract: An improved rivet system is disclosed. A wall proximity reclining/tilt chair includes the improved rivet system which eliminates the need for oil lubrication and additional bushings. The rivet system is such that installation is simplified and manufacturing inconsistencies are reduced. In this manner, the rivet system can be installed with less need for quality control confirmations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: La-Z-Boy Incorporated
    Inventor: Larry P. LaPointe
  • Patent number: 6719477
    Abstract: A lightweight spacer for mounting a vacuum brake booster on a panel provides integral flexible sealing lips to seal the interfaces between the panel, spacer, and booster. Integral retaining tabs are provided for holding the spacer in place on the booster during shipping and installation of the booster. Tubular inserts within the spacer are retained and cushioned against rattling by a thin web of material extending over the end of the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michel J. Vermoesen, Derek T. Dreischarf
  • Patent number: 5882139
    Abstract: An assembly is formed of two parts sleeved together in a cruciform arrangement, namely an at least locally cylindrical part and a tubular part having a transverse hole into which the cylindrical part is forcibly inserted. To brace internally the wall of the tubular part on the side from which the cylindrical part is inserted, before such insertion a spacer is inserted into the tubular part through the hole in it and thereafter extends along a portion of the perimeter of the hole. Applications include the assembly of two parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Vallourec Composants Automobiles Vitry
    Inventor: Daniel Valin
  • Patent number: 5803645
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided that is adapted for use with a spindle. The connector assembly includes a bar formed to include an opening having a central axis and a bar-opening dimension and a connector adapted to receive the spindle. The connector includes a base positioned to lie upon the bar. The base includes a base opening and a retaining tab that extends outwardly from the base. The retaining tab includes an outer surface having a dimension less than the bar-opening dimension and an inclined surface converging from the base toward the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Cosco, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Moser, Jerry R. Smith, William R. Horton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5307858
    Abstract: A universal window shutter system includes vertical frame member components and horizontal frame member components to be assembled to form shutter panel frames which are covered with shutter panel covers and which are hingeably interconnected to form shutter units to be installed in a window opening as a functional and attractive window covering. Vertical frame member components include a hinged single vertical component for hinged connection of a shutter panel to a window frame, a hinged double vertical component for hinged connection between two panels, and latching vertical components for selective latching of two shutter units together at their mating edges. Frame member components are available in various lengths and are easily adjustable in length for precise user dimensional control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Inventor: Jean A. Turner
  • Patent number: 5284400
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement for attaching a handgrip knob assembly to a vehicle gearshift lever rod. The knob has a through cavity comprising an upper cavity portion, an intermediate cavity portion supporting a metal insert, and a lower upwardly tapered cavity portion. The insert upper surface defining a bottom wall clamping surface of the upper cavity portion bottom wall. An internally threaded insert through bore is divided from a lower counterbored portion by an internal stop shoulder. The shift lever rod has an upper threaded stem connected by a cylindrical shank portion to an upwardly tapered rod section while the stem portion terminates in a frustoconical pilot end. A rod external stop shoulder divides the stem and shank sections. A spring steel drive washer, having a central aperture intermeshed with an upper crown portion of a locknut, is initially press-fitted in the upper cavity until its outer edge frictionally engages a serrated portion of the upper cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventor: Robert M. Thomas
  • Patent number: 5175903
    Abstract: A drive connection for the arm (2) of a windscreen wiper comprises a metallic wiper arm (2), a spindle (5) by which it is driven and means (7) for electrically insulating the wiper arm (2) from the spindle (5), thus electrically isolating the arm (2) and blade of the wiper from the rest of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventor: Martyn Curtis
  • Patent number: 5027495
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of fixing a pipe by using a plate-like support with the said of an elastic holding piece or pieces. The plate-like support has a fitting hole through which it is fixed to the structure related to the pipe and a pipe clamping hole through which the pipe is inserted. Further, the elastic holding piece has a flat bottom surface and is provided with an engaging wall and an engaging claw at the front and rear ends thereof, respectively, with the provision of an engaging groove therebetween and the pipe has at least a flat portion on the outer periphery thereof. Accordingly, when the pipe is inserted into the clamping hole of the plate-like support after the holding piece is attached to the pipe, the engaging groove of the holding piece is brought into engagement with the inner periphery of the pipe clamping hole of the plate-like support with the bottom surface of the holding piece being in contact with the flat portion of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: Usui Kokusai Sangyo Kaisha Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Usui, Katsushi Washizu
  • Patent number: 5000349
    Abstract: A tap for aseptic packages of the type which contain solutions and, in particular, solutions for medical applications. The type has a body, a packaging penetrating tip extending from the body, a liquid passageway extending from the tip and through the body for dispensing liquid from the package and a fluid passageway extending from the tip and through the body for admitting make-up air to the package interior. A cylindrical member of resilient material is positioned between the tap body and its penetrating tip and is insertable through the package wall in trailing relation to the tip. The resilient member is selectively compressed along its cylindrical axis to expand within the package and engage the wall to seal the orifice formed by the tip on penetration of the package wall and to secure the tap to the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Inventors: Riku H. Rautsola, Victor Krutten
  • Patent number: 4892434
    Abstract: A handle bracket retainer for retaining a handle to the socket of a plastic shovel, snow pusher, and the like without the need of the screws. The handle bracket retainer includes tapered body having a nearly semi-circular cross-section with opposed edges being tapered from end to end. A plurality of tabs and prongs permit a wooden handle to be retained in the socket of plastic tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: Cotter & Company
    Inventor: Drexel R. Miller
  • Patent number: 4615503
    Abstract: An article support and display device for use with gondola shelf uprights which is capable of converting the shelf uprights into a pegbar support. The device includes an elongated pegbar having a longitudinal dimension approximately equal to the spacing between the gondola shelf uprights themselves, two support brackets for supporting the elongated bar which is capable of engaging slots within the gondola shelf uprights and support pegs removably insertable within the elongated pegbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Assignee: Clamp Swing Pricing Co.
    Inventor: Benjamin L. Garfinkle
  • Patent number: 4566350
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is a lever assembly which comprises generally two parts, which are lever holder and a lever proper. The lever holder has at its one side a tubular portion which is lockably fitted in an opening formed in a door panel, while, the lever proper has at its one side a hollow shaft portion which is lockably but pivotally received in the tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Ohi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Issei Miyamoto, Yuichi Kato
  • Patent number: 4352589
    Abstract: A blind riveting and sealing system for sealing circular openings in sheet type materials and for securing together plural sheets. Each of the sheets to be secured together has an identical size hole for accommodating the rivet of the invention in a force fit relationship. Additionally, one of the sheets has a reduced diameter step in the rivet receiving hole to form a resilient annular locking flange. The rivet of the invention has a necked down portion to form a beveled seat face. This beveled seat face engages the resilient annular locking flange to lock the rivet in position and seal the circular openings in the sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1982
    Assignee: Almedco, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Allison, William H. Cooley
  • Patent number: 4244661
    Abstract: A galvanically compatible flanged sleeve is inserted within a close fitting hole in a structural joint wherein at least one of the structural members is a composite laminate. The sleeve is then expanded outwardly into a high interference fit by the insertion of a fastener therethrough. The sleeve may be of the split type and when such is used, a washer can be provided underneath the flange to prevent damage to the underlying laminate surface. Teflon coated shims may be placed between the mating surfaces of the adjacent structural members heldtogether by the joint when the stress excursions are to be applied to high levels and/or with frequency. Joints so formed of graphite/epoxy laminate have fatigue strengths approaching the ultimate static strength of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
    Inventor: Aram J. Dervy
  • Patent number: 4210367
    Abstract: A wheel trim assembly for attachment to vehicle wheels including a mounting member and a cup-shaped decorative trim member wherein the mounting member supports a plurality of resilient retainers formed of wire such that the resiliency of the retainers holds them in position on the mounting member. The retainers cooperate with holes in the vehicle wheel to hold the mounting member and the attached wheel trim member to the vehicle wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1980
    Inventor: Edward G. Spisak
  • Patent number: 4185515
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control assembly of the type for transmitting motion in a curved path by a flexible motion transmitting a core element movably supported by a guide such as a conduit. The assembly includes connection means for connecting either or both the conduit to a support structure and the core element to a control element. The connector means includes a snap-in connector for snap-in retention in an opening and is defined by a body for disposition on one side of the opening and a head for insertion through and retention in the opening. The head includes a first leg integral with and extending outwardly from the body to an outward end and a second leg extending generally inwardly from the outward end of the first leg to a distal end. The legs are spaced apart from one another whereby the second leg may be flexed or moved toward the first leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1980
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventor: Grant A. Webb
  • Patent number: 4127342
    Abstract: Snap-on fastener apparatus for removably holding tools on a drive shaft turned by the motor of a household electrical appliance, particularly shown as a food processor with multiple uses, in which interchangeable rotary tools of various shapes and types are employed as a function of the different food preparation tasks to be performed. A protective sheath surrounds the drive shaft and a sheath portion of the tool hub engages upon the sheath of the drive shaft. Fastener apparatus enables the user to affix the desired tool upon the drive shaft sheath in a snap-on manner for removably holding the tool against axial displacement relative to the drive shaft and enables the rapid and convenient installation or removal of the tools without the use of accessories. As the tool is being introduced onto the drive shaft, a flange spreads a plurality of elastic retainer clips which then snap back to reclose over the flange when the tool is fully installed for retaining it in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1978
    Assignee: Robot Coupe, S.A.
    Inventor: Marcel Coggiola
  • Patent number: 4076430
    Abstract: A cylindrical metal pin used to connect and permit the relative rotation of two mechanical parts, is held and prevented from relative longitudinal motion by means of a flanged, slotted, locking collar and bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1978
    Inventor: Edward J. Crook, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4050831
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a unitary bushing and retainer assembly for pivotally connecting a first work piece having a shank portion, such as a connecting rod, with a second work piece having an aperture, such as a lever. The bearing and retainer assembly includes a sleeve portion which fits snugly inside the lever aperture and has a bore for pivotally receiving the shank portion of the connecting rod. After the connection has been completed, withdrawal of the connecting rod from the sleeve portion is prevented by an annular rib which is located on the sleeve portion bore and is received in an annular recess provided in the shank portion of the connecting rod. A pair of opposed arms extending radially from one end of the sleeve portion and having locking elements which snap over the opposite edges of the lever secure the bearing and retainer assembly and the connecting rod on the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1977
    Assignee: Outboard Marine Corporation
    Inventor: Edmund H. DuBois
  • Patent number: 4040602
    Abstract: The invention is an improved anchor for tensioning a flexible element such as a wire, strap or cable. The anchor is normally used to hold down an object such as a trailer. It includes a generally U-shaped frame having legs including circular openings which are axially aligned with each other. A tensioning member is rotatably received in the openings, and a sleeve, which is affixed to the tensioning member, has an aperture for receiving the flexible element such that it can be wound on and unwound from the tensioning member. A locking member is removably affixed to the tensioning member and one leg of the frame to hold the tensioning member against rotation. The locking member has flanges which embrace the frame's leg and edges with a flange which engages the tensioning member to securely lock the tensioning member. The locking member may be inserted and removed without shifting the tensioning member axially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1977
    Inventor: Howard F. Foster, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4025208
    Abstract: A clevis is formed from two pieces, a shank and a U-member. The proximal end of the shank is inserted through a hole in the U-member and said end is rolled outwardly to form a flange which prevents distal movement of the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Inventor: Carroll F. Donahue
  • Patent number: 3973789
    Abstract: An effective, easily installed coupling structure for use in securing a pipe in an opening in a member from one side of the member can be constructed so as to utilize an expandable sleeve. Such a sleeve is initially of a cylindrical configuration and is located around a threaded end of the pipe adjacent to a tapered shoulder on the pipe. The pipe is inserted through such an opening so that the sleeve extends through the opening and so that a flange on the sleeve abuts against the member. A nut is then located around the threaded end and relative rotation is caused between the nut and the pipe through the use of a holding structure on the pipe and the nut. Such action holds the sleeve as the pipe is drawn toward the member. Engagement between the sleeve and the shoulder then expands the sleeve so that the pipe is held as the result of the flange engaging one side of the member and the sleeve engaging the other side of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1976
    Assignee: Chromalloy American Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Kunz, Gary L. Davis
  • Patent number: 3962843
    Abstract: A sleeve member for positioning between the fastener and work pieces within aligned holes through the work pieces. The sleeve member has a tubular side wall with outwardly and inwardly directed bends formed therein in an alternating pattern which are partially flattened out during the assembly of the fastener in the work pieces so that the natural resiliency of the sleeve member compensates for discrepancies in the holes and fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1973
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1976
    Inventor: John O. King, Jr.