Integral Transverse Projection On Side, E.g., Necked, Etc. Patents (Class 403/245)
  • Patent number: 10982547
    Abstract: A compressor, which is mounted to a gas turbine and generates high temperature and high pressure compressed air and supplies the compressed air to a combustor, the compressor including: a plurality of main disks provided on an outer circumferential surface of a rotation shaft along a circumferential direction, and spaced apart from each other at predetermined intervals such that a portion of the compressed air flows toward the rotation shaft; and a reinforcing disk mounted to each space defined by the plurality of main disks spaced apart from each other, the reinforcing disk having the rotation shaft in common with the main disks, and being provided with a passage formed in a direction from an outer circumferential surface thereof toward the rotation shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Doosan Heavy Industries Construction Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Geon Hwan Cho
  • Patent number: 10495125
    Abstract: A fastening element (20) is provided for use with a tightening element (14) in a device for forming a joint between two panels (18,22). The fastening element is elongate and has a head (13) at one end for engaging the tightening element, an expander (15) at the other end and a shank (11) extending there between. The fastening element further comprises a sleeve (10) having an expandable section (16) at one end extending over the expander, with the expander operatively engaging the sleeve to cause outward movement of its expandable section upon axial displacement of the fastening element relative to the sleeve. The sleeve is provided with at least one outwardly facing cutting edge (19) on its expandable section. The cutting edge has sufficient strength to cut into the panel material in use of the device, when the expandable section is inserted into a face hole in a first one of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Titus d.o.o. Dekani
    Inventors: Carlo Migli, William Ernest Taylor Vallance, Valter Svara, Robert Lukezic, Simon Krizman
  • Patent number: 9291303
    Abstract: A fastening apparatus having a base part (4) for fastening and/or adjusting a light grid housing (1) having a partly round housing cross-section (34) in a housing section at an assembly body (12), wherein the base part (4) has an open receiver (24) for the light grid housing (1), wherein the receiver (24) forms a circular section (30) in cross-section and the circular section (30) has an angle (?) of more than 180 degrees, wherein the receiver (24) of the base part (4) is slightly smaller than the partly round housing cross-section (34) of the housing section, wherein the light grid housing (1) is arranged in the receiver (24) and is held by the receiver (24) by force transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventors: Ralf Friedrich, Christof J. Meyer, Christian Klingelhofer
  • Patent number: 8939673
    Abstract: A shelf carrier having an insertion pot with a T-shaped suspension opening on a side wall, the suspension opening being formed by a longitudinal slit extending parallel to the pot axis and by a transverse slit extending perpendicularly thereto. The longitudinal slit is open at an end facing away from the transverse slit. A slider is supported in the insertion pot so as to be displaceable transversely to the longitudinal slit. A longitudinal slit is formed on the slider, which extends parallel to the longitudinal slit of the insertion pot and is open at an end facing away from the insertion pot transverse slit, and forms a common insertion slit together with the insertion pot longitudinal slit in a center position of the slider. The slider is lockable with the insertion pot in the center position and/or in end positions transversely shifted to both sides of the center position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Häfele GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Rüdiger Walz
  • Patent number: 8714863
    Abstract: A fastener for a furniture jointing device is made in two parts. The first part (10), including head (12) and shank (11) portions, is made from a first material such as steel. The second part (13) is made from a second material such as zinc and is conveniently cast directly onto the first part (10). The second part (13) is made with thread formations to enable it to be anchored to a first furniture component (15). The head portion (12) of the first part (10) is designed to engage with a camming element (16) mounted in a second furniture component (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Titus + Ltd.
    Inventors: William Ernest Taylor Vallance, Valter Svara
  • Patent number: 8469162
    Abstract: A piston with a piston rod coupled thereto is inserted in a cylinder, which sealingly contains oil. An oil flow generated by movement of the piston is controlled by a damping force generation mechanism, thereby generating a damping force. A separator tube is disposed around the cylinder, and the oil is transmitted to the damping force generation mechanism through a branch tube integrally formed on a cylindrical sidewall of the separator tube. The branch tube is tapered at the outer circumferential portion thereof with the outer diameter thereof reducing toward the distal end of the branch tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Nishimura, Jin Yamasaki, Shinichi Kagawa, Tetsuo Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20120317788
    Abstract: An arrangement for fastening a body to a surface, the body having a bore defined there through, includes, but is not limited to, a fitting configured for attachment to the surface. The fitting has a first flange and a second flange spaced apart from the first flange. The first flange has a first opening and the second flange has a second opening substantially axially aligned with the first opening. The arrangement further includes a retaining pin configured to extend through the first opening, the bore, and the second opening when a portion of the body is positioned between the first flange and the second flange. The arrangement further includes a cover member configured to be fastened to the first flange and to obstruct outward movement of the retaining pin from the first opening, the bore, and the second opening when the cover member is fastened to the first flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: David WILL
  • Patent number: 8291671
    Abstract: A joint arrangement for composite-material structural members in components including a skin and a plurality of structural members, applicable to pairs of first and second intersecting structural members, such as a beam and a frame in an aircraft fuselage, both members having a configuration which includes webs, inner flanges and outer flanges, in which, in the zone of intersection between said members, the laminations of one or both flanges of the first member include transverse flaps which are joined to one or both flanges of the ends of the segments of the second member which are separated at the intersection, acting as means for transmission of loads between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.L.
    Inventors: Enrique Vera Villares, Jose Maria Pina Lopez
  • Publication number: 20100074677
    Abstract: A fastener for a furniture jointing device is made in two parts. The first part (10), comprising head (12) and shank (11) portions, is made from a first material such as steel. The second part (13) is made from a second material such as zinc and is conveniently cast directly onto the first part (10). The second part (13) is made with thread formations to enable it to be anchored to a first furniture component (15). The head portion (12) of the first part (10) is designed to engage with a camming element (16) mounted in a second furniture component (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: TITUS + LTD
    Inventors: William Ernest Taylor Vallance, Valter Svara
  • Patent number: 7451575
    Abstract: A floor system includes a pair of joist rim assemblies each having a web defining a first surface. The web also includes a mounting portion defining a second surface offset from the first surface. The joist rim may also include a prong defining a slot along with the web. A joist connector bracket is received within the slot and is connectable to the mounting portion of the web. A joist extends between the pair of joist rim assemblies and is connected to the joist connector bracket of each joist rim assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: California Expanded Metal Products Company
    Inventors: Georgi Hall, Hoang Nguyen, Herb Kamphausen
  • Patent number: 7146770
    Abstract: A column/beam interconnection employing angular connectors which wrap complementarily around an outside corner in a column. Each connector includes, on each of two, next-adjacent column faces, a cantilever-projecting deflectable tab which is nominally spaced from another, confronting tab that belongs to a next-adjacent connector. These confronting, spaced tabs freely receive between them the end of the central web in an I-beam, and when clamplingly secured to such a web, deflect under spring resistance to introduce useful compressive forces through the associated connectors into the associated column. The proposed connector arrangement allows, with respect to the placement of a beam for connection to and between a pair of next adjacent columns, for the vertical shifting of the beam into proper place for connection of its central web to and between pairs of spaced tabs, without any need for any lateral shifting of the columns to allow for insertion of the beam between the columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: Robert J. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7001097
    Abstract: A joint assembly for joining first and second tubular members. The first member has flanges extending from walls of an end segment. The walls of the end segment define a receiving opening. The second member has walls and a protrusion having sides extending from the walls to an end of the protrusion. When the members are joined the protrusion is received in the opening of the end segment so that the sides of the protrusion are in facing engagement with the walls of the end segment and the flanges engage the walls of the second member. The members are secured together at some of the engaging surfaces. The protrusion reduces stress on the flanges and increases the mechanical strength of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Pei-Chung Wang, Peter C. Sun, Kenneth R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6997496
    Abstract: A releasable connection is provided between two adjoining components, particularly body shell parts of a vehicle body. A releasable connection ensuring an exact positioning of the two parts as well as a fast and simple mounting is provided. The releasable connection includes at least one base plate which is held in position on a first body shell component and has at least one projecting pin. A receiving device is fastened to an opposite second body shell component and has a rotatable slotted sleeve part. An end-side profiled head section of the at least one pin is guidable through openings of the second component, of the receiving device and of the sleeve part. As a result of radial rotation of the sleeve part about an angle ?, a fastening of the first and second body shell components with respect to one another takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Dimitar Danev
  • Patent number: 6702505
    Abstract: A hook element for detachably connecting two objects with one another has a first hook shank, a second hook shank, and a hook bow connecting the first and second hook shanks with one another. The hook bow has a lateral cutout. At least one of the first and second hook shanks has a slanted contact surface. The slanted contact surface extends on the front side of the hook shank from the outer side to the inner side and extends along the forward edge of the hook shank over the entire length of the hook shank. The hook elements can be easily connected to one another even when not aligned but rotated relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventors: Uwe Nutto, Melanie John
  • Patent number: 6688803
    Abstract: A connection assembly of first and second elements. The first element has a receiving opening through which the second element is passed and penetrates the first element. The first element is connected to the second element at one or more positions in the region of their intersection. At least one of the first and second elements have ridges arranged to lie adjacent the opposing elements. A plurality of the elongate elements can be interconnected in a plurality of connection assemblies to form a grid structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Royal Packaging Industries Van Leer N.V.
    Inventors: Maurice Gerardus Maria Van Giezen, Paul Martens
  • Patent number: 6481919
    Abstract: Connectors that may be used to join two objects together comprise a body portion having a first surface for engaging a first object and an extending member that protrudes from the body portion that is configured to fit within an aperture on a second object. In these embodiments of the invention, the first surface and the extending member are inclined relative to each other. A fastener is also provided that may be used to connect the body portion to the first object. By placing the extending member in the aperture on the second object, and by using the fastener to join the connector to the first object, the connector acts to connect the first and second objects together. The distal end of the extending member may be rotated in a direction towards the first object to provide a tighter join.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Tenn-Tex Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Marsh
  • Patent number: 6283671
    Abstract: A connecting element provides a releasable connection between two objects, with a basic body element (2), for which an essentially L-shaped hook (4) is provided, with a hook bow (5) and a hook body (6) running essentially parallel to the basic body element (2). In this situation, the L-shaped hook (4) features in the area of the hook bow (5) a lateral cutout (7). To advantage, a longitudinal aperture (9) is provided in the bow (5) of the L-shaped hook (4) and in the basic body element (2), in which a locking bar can be inserted, which is jointed to a horizontal axis (11, 11′) of the L-shaped hook (4). In this situation, the locking bar can be pivoted in against the force of a spring provided on the axis (11, 11′), into the area (8) between the hook body element (6) and the basic body element (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventor: Uwe Nutto
  • Patent number: 6272796
    Abstract: A mortise and tenon joint for I-beam members. The joint includes an I-beam post and an I-beam beam that interlocks with the I-beam post. The I-beam post and the I-beam beam are each made of fiber reinforced pultruded polymer composite. The web of the I-beam post extends past the flanges of the I-beam post so as to form a tenon. The flanges of the I-beam beam have a pair of aligned throughslots so as to form a mortise that snugly receives, and is filled by, the tenon. The tenon has a plurality of throughbores through the pair of opposing faces thereof. The web of the I-beam beam has a plurality of throughbores that are aligned with the plurality of throughbores in the tenon when the tenon is snugly received in the mortise. Bolts extend through first washers, through the plurality of throughbores in the web of the I-beam beam, through the plurality of throughbores in the tenon, through second washers, and threadably engage in nuts so as to maintain the tenon in the mortise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Inventor: Harold E. Metzler
  • Patent number: 6128880
    Abstract: A modular decking system particularly adapted for use with docks in tidal coastal environments is presented. The system provides removable modular decking sections that allow the user to remove the decking prior to a large storm, preventing destruction of the dock by the hydraulic forces of violently rising water. Alternatively, the system may be used in a residential or commercial situation allowing the user to install decking over an area that typically requires access, such as over a flat roof or over areas containing buried services such as cables or piping. The system comprises a number of decking sections that are used with a conventional joist system. Each section includes a plurality of planks that are joined together in parallel to rails that hold the planks together during transportation, installation and removal of the decking sections. A joist cap is provided over each supporting joist, and clamping mechanisms are provided to secure the decking sections to the joist system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Inventor: Bernard J. Meenan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5893249
    Abstract: An arrangement for connecting at least one transverse section (1, 2) and a main section (3) in a system of sections, especially for supporting suspended ceilings, comprises a laterally resilient locking tongue (9) projecting from the end of the transverse section and having a laterally projecting hook member (15), and a connecting hole (6) arranged in the main section and adapted to receive the locking tongue (9). Separate free-standing guide means (10, 11) are arranged on the end of the transverse section (1) for cooperating with the connecting hole (6) so as to impart to the transverse section (1, 2) and the main section (3) a fixed relative position when connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Assignee: Ecophon AB
    Inventors: Jan Ingvar Peterson, Jan Ingemar Wilkens, Gert Kenneth Frost, Stig Mikael Andersson, Arne Gustav Loodberg
  • Patent number: 5833332
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel furniture frame system comprising horizontal and vertical frame members which can be arranged in a variety of configurations to provide at least one continuous concealed channel for cables such as power and/or signal cables, in which the channel is easily accessible for wiring, maintenance, rearrangement and storage of cable without disassembly of the frame system and provides for access to cable outlets at work surface height so that cable devices can be connected to an outlet with minimal interference to the work surface. The frame system itself does not interfere with the work surface. The horizontal frame member has an opening on the top surface which is at work surface height for access to the cable channel, and also has a cover for the opening which has at least one flexible edge to enable cables to pass in and out of the channel when the cover is closed and permits the cable to move freely along the length of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Smed Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Dale R. Marshall, Rod Vallas, Henry Roemer, Paul Then, Ken Frederick
  • Patent number: 5823700
    Abstract: A quick-release fastener assembly detachably and adjustably couples a drawer front and a drawer body. The fastener assembly includes a tightening fastener rotatably positioned within the drawer body, a fastening rod extending between the drawer front and the drawer body, and a base housing mounted within the drawer body. The fastening rod includes a head portion at one end detachably connected to the tightening fastener and a substantially T-shaped tail portion at an opposite end for attaching the fastening rod to the base housing. The T-shaped tail portion is received within a slot of the base housing and the fastening rod is rotated relative to the base housing to a secured position to secure the fastening rod to the base housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Bush Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Poworoznek
  • Patent number: 5807013
    Abstract: A connecting fitting releasably connects two platelike furniture members. The connecting fitting comprises two connecting member which are adapted to be secured to respective ones of the furniture members. A first connecting member is pin-like and has a head and a shank, and the second connecting member is in the form of a casing with a cylindrical shell. A spring loaded locking member is situated within the casing. The casing has an opening in its cylindrical shell through which the head of the first connecting member is insertable. The locking member is adapted for releasably engaging the head of the pin-like connecting member when in the inserted position. A latch is situated in the casing to obstruct movement of the locking member biased by the spring. The latch is provided with a resilient abutment lever which the pin-like member strikes when it is inserted into the casing and by means of which the pin-like member moves the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Brustle, Erich Rock
  • Patent number: 5785451
    Abstract: A connecting fitting for releasably connecting two platelike furniture members includes two connecting members which are adapted to be secured to respective of the furniture members. A first connecting member is in the form of a casing with a cylindrical shell in which is positioned a spring loaded rotary wedge. The casing has an opening in its cylindrical shell through which the head of the pin-like connecting member is insertable into the casing. The rotary wedge releasably engages the underside of the head of the pin-like connecting member when in the inserted position. A tightening element is provided in the casing and is acted upon by a spring whereby rotation of the tightening element will result in rotation of the rotary wedge and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Horst Horger, Erich Rock
  • Patent number: 5690405
    Abstract: A connecting fitting or brace for fixing a rail of a drawer to a rear wall of the drawer includes a plate-like supporting component constructed on or to be fixed to the rear wall. A rear end of the rail is connected to a fixing component. The supporting component has an open slot in which the fixing component can be hung. The fixing component has a sprung hook which snaps in behind an edge of the supporting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Edgar Huber
  • Patent number: 5676487
    Abstract: Connecting hardware for furniture parts, particularly of panel-shaped components of easily disassembled furniture. The connecting hardware includes a bolt which protrudes from one furniture part and can be introduced into a recess in the second furniture part. The bolt is held in a connecting position by a tensioning element provided in the recess and which engages the free end of the bolt, the bolt being held in a fastening bushing inserted in the first furniture part. The end section of the bolt is offset eccentrically to the center axis of the bolt and is disposed rotatably in an associated accommodating opening of the fastening bushing. The accommodating opening for holding the end section in turn is offset by the same amount eccentrically to the external diameter of the fastening bushing. The eccentricity of the end section and of the associated accommodating opening is selected so that the accommodating opening extends to the outside with formation of a slot-like opening in the fastening bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: MEPLA-Werke Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Horst Lautenschlager, Gerhard Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 5667327
    Abstract: A connection fitting for the releasable connection together of two furniture parts preferably running together at a right angle. The connection fitting includes on the one hand a pot-like housing to be inserted into one first furniture part and which is provided with a hole, and on the other hand a pin held in the hole and which at its front end extending past the fitting part possesses a preferably eccentric locking member to be introduced into an aligned hole in the other furniture part and which is provided with a radial actuating lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Arturo Salice S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 5522668
    Abstract: A plastic chassis is provided in which a shaft is fixed to the chassis even if a snap fitting integrally formed with the chassis is broken. An arm member having a claw portion is formed around a through hole formed in the chassis. A protrusion having a top surface located a predetermined distance lower than a top surface of the arm member is formed around the through hole. When the shaft is inserted into the through hole, the claw portion engages with an annular groove formed near the end of the shaft so as to fix the shaft to the chassis. When the arm member is broken, a slit washer is engaged with the annular groove so as to fix the shaft to the chassis. The slit washer is disposed on the top surface of the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ikuichiro Nawa, Koichi Shimoyama, Masafumi Ishizuki
  • Patent number: 5505554
    Abstract: Drawer front fastening hardware (10) with a lug (24) which can be fastened to the inside surface of the drawer front and has a vertical slot (26) opening at the bottom end, into which a stud (28) having a tap (30) opening at its end and protruding from the drawer side (14) can be introduced. The stud (28) can be inserted into the slot in the mounting lug (24) and, by tightening a fastening screw (31) provided with a washer (33) and driven into the tap (30), fixed therein, the drawer front (12) being thereby joined to the drawer side (14).The mounting lug (24) has in its area situated between the slot (26) and the drawer front an elongated recess or groove (40) running parallel to the slot (26) and a ramp (42) in a plane parallel to the drawer bottom from the bottom of the recess at an angle inclined away from the drawer front (12), on which an elongated margin (38) of the washer (33), bent at a complementary angle, is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: MEPLA-Werke Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lautenschlager Horst, Gerhard Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 5478145
    Abstract: A self-locking mounting bolt system for use in mounting shelf boards to side walls of a type employed in furniture. The mounting bolt system includes a plurality of bolts fixedly attached to the side walls, each bolt having a frusto-conical head. The shelf board has formed in each end portion thereof complementary recesses adapted to receive the bolts therein. A larger diameter portion of the bolt head is disposed further away from the side wall than a small diameter portion of the head so that dovetailing of the bolt head and the recess provides the ridigized right angle interconnection of the shelf board and the side walls. Another plate member of equal width to the shelf board may be placed coextensively thereon to clamp the head of the bolts therebetween by means of fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Inventor: Kazumi Kamachi
  • Patent number: 5403109
    Abstract: A fastening assembly for securing first and second panel components in side-by-side abutting relationship. Each of the panel components include opposite side surfaces and edge surfaces therebetween, the fastening assembly including a system for joining the panel components one to the other in which an elongated open channel extends from an edge surface and into the face of one of the side surfaces of the first panel component. An elongated fastening element is disposed within a bore in a surface of the second panel component and is adapted for insertion into the channel, the channel being closed by an insert so that the elongated fastening element is covered by the insert when the panel components are brought into abutting relationship and joined by the elongated fastening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1995
    Assignee: Hon Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Johnson, Joseph D. Keitel
  • Patent number: 5385423
    Abstract: A joint assembly for an arched building structure comprises a non-corrugated flat plate member and at least one corrugated plate member connected to and extending outwardly of the non-corrugated plate member. The corrugated plate member has proximal and distal ends with corrugations extending therebetween and the proximal end abuts the non-corrugated plate member. The corrugations extend in side-by-side relation in a straight line with the line extending in the lengthwise direction of the non-corrugated plate member. The corrugations may have a trapezoidal cross section though corrugations having other shapes may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Assignee: Toko Tekko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sakio Abukawa
  • Patent number: 5284399
    Abstract: A connecting fitting for securing a rail of a drawer to a rear or side wall thereof. A supporting member supports a rear end of the rail. A securing element is screwed into the rear end of the rail and includes a locking device by which the securing element is suspended in the supporting member. The supporting member has an open slot which widens in the manner of a keyhole into a receiving opening. A spring ring is located in the receiving opening, or the securing element is lockable in the receiving opening by friction or by locking elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Brustle, Andreas Tofferl
  • Patent number: 5211497
    Abstract: A connecting device for connecting two panels, particularly furniture panels, together in a preliminary position. A casing of the connecting device has an overall cylindrical shape. The casing is capable of receiving a bolt head through an enlarged opening into a hollow interior. A portion of an exterior circumferential side wall has a slot which is opened to only one side. The enlarged opening has an elastic narrowing section in which the width of the opening is less than the largest diameter of the bolt head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Hafele America Co.
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Kraft
  • Patent number: 5207526
    Abstract: A connecting fitting for securing a rail of a drawer to a rear or side wall thereof. A supporting member supports a rear end of the rail. A securing element is screwed into the rear end of the rail and includes a locking device by which the securing element is suspended in the supporting member. The supporting member has an open slot which widens in the manner of a keyhole into a receiving opening. A spring ring is located in the receiving opening, or the securing element is lockable in the receiving opening by friction or by locking elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Brustle, Andreas Tofferl
  • Patent number: 5163774
    Abstract: Hardware device for fastening the front facing of a drawer to its sides, having a mounting member which can be attached to the front facing, and a coupling arm which can be joined releasably to the mounting member and can be fastened adjustably to or in the corresponding drawer side. The mounting member has a tongue protruding essentially at right angles from the inside face of the front facing, while the coupling piece, configured as an elongated, flat coupling arm extending with its flat sides substantially parallel to the corresponding drawer side has a recess with an opening in its end confronting the front facing, into which opening the tongue can be inserted. In the recess on the one hand, and on the tongue on the other, cooperating releasable fastening means are provided which selectively join the tongue to the coupling arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 5144784
    Abstract: The wall contains elongate members (1) which are connected to one another by means of junction pieces (2). Each member (1) has a tubular portion (7) and at least one endpiece (10). That part (12) of the endpiece (10) located outside the portion (7) is equipped with a gripping wheel (30) for making and breaking the connection between the elongate member (1) and the junction piece (2). The junction piece (2) contains a baseplate (40) with receiving parts (41) for the endpiece (10) of the member (1) and a device (65) which makes it possible to fasten further wall components (3,9,71) to the junction pieces (2). The receiving part (41) comprises cheeks (42,43), between which extends an axle (45). A slot in the gripping wheel (30) surrounds this axle (45) when the endpiece (10) is located in the receiving part (41). The baseplate (40) is equipped with orifices (83) which allow the connection of wall plates (3,4) and hinges (90).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Inventor: Werner Marti
  • Patent number: 5143473
    Abstract: A securing device is provided which comprises a fastening element and a tightening member, the device being suitable for fastening furniture panels together. Features are incorporated in the fastening element which improve the quality of the joint which can be achieved between two panels. These include forming helically extending ribs on the leading end of the fastening element which enable it to be pushed into a bore in a member to be fastened, while turning it through a small angle to provide some resistance to axial forces tending to pull the fastening element out. Other features are fins which act to stop the insertion of the fastening element at a predetermined depth and which engage with the second panel to inhibit rotation of the fastening element, the fins being arranged in such a way that they disappear into the second panel allowing the two panels to come into full contact with one another when the joint is secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Titus Tool Company, Limited
    Inventor: David N. Harley
  • Patent number: 5099785
    Abstract: A tamper proof dispenser containing liquid soap or a liquid detergent including a cylindrical housing having an opening at the top portion thereof and a rotating liquid soap dispensing drum housed within said cylindrical housing with a portion of the dispensing drum being exposed at the opening located at the top portion of the cylindrical housing. In operation, the dispensing drum is rotated about its axis and soap adheres to the surface of the dispensing drum as it passes through the liquid soap. At the time the soap coated surface of the dispensing drum reaches the opening at the top portion of the cylindrical housing, the user's hand will contact the surface of the dispensing drum and hence, soap will be transmitted to the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Inventor: Donald J. Reed
  • Patent number: 5076723
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fastening hardware set for the adjustable fastening of a drawer front to the sides of a drawer. The invention has a hook which can be affixed to the front mark. A stud unit which can be releasably held by the hook is provided on the corresponding side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst Berger
  • Patent number: 5048995
    Abstract: An improved coupler for use in assembling display frames is provided. The coupler includes a male plug, a female receptacle and a locking lever. After insertion into frame members, the plug and receptacle are engaged and locked in place. The coupler enables a frame which can be assembled and disassembled by hand and which provides a smooth, finished appearance having no outstanding protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Skyline Displays, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Beaulieu
  • Patent number: 5037234
    Abstract: A wood connection is concerned with at least two wooden members glued together, having a distance piece fitted therebetween. The distance piece covers only a relatively small part of the area of abutment between the two (or more) wooden members, the remainder of the area of abutment being filled with permanently elastic glue. The mutual positioning of the wooden members is achieved with dowels and receiving holes therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Inventor: Pieter De Jong
  • Patent number: 4990020
    Abstract: An assembling device for releasably fixedly securing first and second plate-like members together includes a main case mounted on the first member and having an opening for receiving therein a hook member fixed to and projecting from the second plate-like member. A rotary body is rotatably disposed in the main case and includes structure defining a cylindrical inner surface which faces and is eccentric with a rotary shaft, the cylindrical inner surface being engageable with the hook member. A retaining mechanism is provided which yieldably retains the rotary body rotationally fast with the main case at a predetermined rotational position. Rotation of the rotary body causes relative reciprocal motion between the hook member and the main case such that the hook member reaches a desired position relative to the main case, whereby the first and second members are releasably fixedly secured to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kojima Shohten
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Matsui
  • Patent number: 4957386
    Abstract: A joining device for joining panels at right angles to each other comprises an element having a head and a shank secured into one of the panels with the head and part of the shank projecting from an edge thereof. A plug-like body portion or holding member is fitted in a recess in a major surface of the other panel. The plug-like member has an end face exposed to the major panel surface with an opening extending axially therein from the end face to receive and surround the head. An inward projection is located within the opening. A securing member is located within the body portion adjacent the opening, and includes a shoulder-forming portion positioned within the body portion to form a shoulder on the other side of the opening relative to the projection. The distance between the shoulder-forming portion and the projection is less than the diameter of the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Assignee: Titus Tool Company Limited
    Inventors: David N. Harley, James M. Holler
  • Patent number: 4951925
    Abstract: A fence and connector assembly having connector brackets mounted near the top and bottom of the fence posts, each bracket having a vertical sleeve and side flange members spaced to receive the ends of rails therebetween, and L-shaped bracket securing and rail mounting studs between the flange members. The rails have limited pivotal movement on the distal ends of these studs to accommodate uneven terrain, and are secured thereon by spring retainers within the rails. Between the vertically spaced, generally horizontal rails are vertical rungs, each having its lower end in aperture in the lower hollow rail and its upper end in an aperture into the upper hollow rail. Locking rods extend through the rails and through these transverse apertures adjacent the ends of the rungs, securing the rungs to the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Alternate Number Thirteen
    Inventors: David H. Schultz, Steven W. Mattson, Donald E. Heinz
  • Patent number: 4943183
    Abstract: The wire clamp of this invention is fixed to a mounting board by resilient engaging portions that extend from a base at the end of a post and spread out in a mounting hole in the mounting board. While the wire clamp is thus secured, it holds wires in its wire receiving portions. The wires are supported at a predetermined interval on the mounting board. This wire clamp is easily mounted by pushing struts toward the post with one's finger tips. The pushed struts resiliently deform, pulling up the ends of beams, which descend toward the resilient engaging portions, until the beams are almost horizontally aligned along the mounting board. The resilient resistance of the beams is reduced accordingly, which facilitates the insertion of the resilient engaging portions. Since the post, the struts, the beams, and the wire-receiving portions almost form a square, the wire clamp is rigid, and can firmly secure the wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: Kitagawa Industries, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihito Nakano
  • Patent number: 4915534
    Abstract: A shank portion (32) of a bolt (28) fits through an enlarged opening (22) in a base member (14). A barrier washer 36 is located between base member (14) and a support member (12). A weld bead (30) and a central part (37) of washer (36) fit within a shallow socket (24) in a first side of the base member (14). The washer (36) is placed against support member (12) and the first side (18) of the base member (14) is placed against washer (36). The tubular end (48) of a post member (10) is moved endwise into an trepan groove (26) and the post (10) is rotated to first make and then tighten a screw connection (34, 40) between an insert (38) in the post member (10) and a threaded portion (34) of the bolt (28). The support member (12), the bolt (b 28 ) and insert (38) are made from a hard metal. The base member (12) and the post member (10) are constructed from a soft metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Progressive Fastening, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter S. Richards
  • Patent number: 4895473
    Abstract: A vertical leg (14) is received through a ring (16). An over-center latch mechanism is mounted inside a cavity (6) in a side rail (2). The end surface (2a) of the rail (2) has a recess (4). A shaft (24) has one end (26) secured to the ring (16) and extends from the ring (16) through an opening (8) in the rail (2) which communicates the recess (4) and the cavity (6). The inner end (28) of the shaft (24) is engaged by a lever (32) of the latch mechanism. Pivoting of the lever (32) pulls the ring (16) into the recess (4) and the leg (14) into contact with the end surface (2a) of the rail (2) above and below the recess (4). There is no contact between the ring (16) and any portion of the rail (2) to allow automatic adjustment for surface irregularities of the rail (2) and leg (14) and ensure firm contact between the leg (14) and rail (2). Preferably, the end (26) of the shaft (24) is pivotable relative to the ring (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Inventor: Donald C. Hennick
  • Patent number: 4883383
    Abstract: A system for joining staircase rails and similar articles together in an end-to-end relationship in which one of the rails is formed with a first generally cylindrical bore near one end of the rail to extend from the bottom of the rail upwardly toward the top thereof, and with a second bore extending along the axis of the rail from the first bore to an out the end of the rail. The system includes an elongate bolt, one end of which is affixable in the end of the other rail so that the other end of the bolt projects therefrom through the second bore into the first bore when the rails are placed end-to-end. The other end of the bolt includes a transversely extending hole for receiving a pin. The fastening system also includes an arcuate wedge element having a back section and two arcuate, generally parallel fingers extending from the back section and tapering from thicker ends at the back section to narrower free ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Inventor: Brian Challis
  • Patent number: 4826343
    Abstract: Shank portions (32, 34) of a bolt (28) fit through an opening (22) in a base member (14). A bolt head (30) fits within a shallow socket (24) in a first side of the base member (14). The first side (18) of the base member (14) is placed against a support member (12) and is welded in place (16). The tubular end (48) of a post member (10) is moved endwise into an trepan groove (26) as the post (10) is rotated to first make and then tighten a screw connection (34, 40) between an insert (38) in the post member (10) and a threaded portion (34) of the bolt (28). The bolt (28) and insert (38) are made from a hard metal. The base member (14), the suppport member (12) and the post member (10) are constructed from a soft metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Inventor: Peter S. Richards