Rod Designed To Be Manipulable, E.g., Twistable, Within Coupling For Quick Disconnect Patents (Class 403/359.3)
  • Patent number: 9242347
    Abstract: A quick release connector for a power tool accessory having a center aperture. The connector comprises a body having a first end adapted to be attached to a shaft of a power tool and a second end that includes a connector head that is adapted to be moved axially into and to fit within the center aperture of the accessory for transferring motion from the power tool to the accessory. In one embodiment, the connector includes an indicator for providing a positive indication to a user that the connector head is properly secured to the accessory and, in another embodiment, the connector includes an ejector for pushing the accessory off of said connector head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron C. Krause, Aleksandrs Titovs
  • Patent number: 8986144
    Abstract: A power transmission device is used to distribute torque from a power source to an external device and an auxiliary device. The power transmission device is comprised of a first bearing and a second bearing both secured to a stationary member, a first sprocket rotatably supported by the first bearing, a second sprocket capable of being drivingly coupled with the auxiliary device, a chain coupling the first sprocket with the second sprocket, a rotary shaft rotatably supported by the second bearing, which is drivingly coupled with the power source and drivingly engageable with the external device to transmit a first part of the torque to the external device, and a joint drivingly linking the rotary shaft with the first sprocket to transmit a second part of the torque to the first sprocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihiro Takemoto, Yasuo Takagi, Terumasa Hidaka
  • Patent number: 8613739
    Abstract: A medical tubing connector pair includes a female tubing connector, and a male tubing connector. The female tubing connector has an external thread and the male tubing connector has an internal thread, the external and internal threads threadingly engaged to secure the female and male tubing connectors together. The internal thread is made from a flexible material to permit the female and male tubing connectors to be connected to or disconnected from each other without rotation of the tubing connectors relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi Sobue
  • Patent number: 8206055
    Abstract: A coupling mechanism secures a shaft-to-collar connection for two shafts, such as an extension shaft stub and a tractor PTO shaft. An annular locking element on the first shaft prevents an axial disconnection of an established connection. One of the shafts has a collar with a positive engagement element for a locking engagement with the other shaft. The other shaft includes a positive engagement for a locking engagement with the collar. To enable an easier handling of the axial locking of the shaft to collar connection, the locking element includes a first set of teeth which are complementarily to a second set of teeth on the second shaft. The locking element is rotatably arranged on the first shaft and can be rotated from a locked position to an unlocked position. In the locked position the teeth overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Helmut Schäfer, Holger Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8192105
    Abstract: A set (10), including a first component (12) having one or more stub portions (16) extending from the first component (12), the one or more stub portions (16) being formed with at least one set of radially extending teeth (22) separated circumferentially by troughs (24), and a second component (14) having a socket portion shaped to receive one of the stub portions (16), wherein peripherally spaced formations (30) are provided on an interior surface of the socket portion. The stub portion (16) is able to be received within the socket of the second component (14) by aligning the teeth (22) of the stub portion (16) between the formations (30) of the socket, and wherein the stub portion and socket are thereafter connected by relatively rotating the first (12) or second components (14) such that the teeth (22) of the stub portion engage the formations (30) of the socket to couple the first and second components together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Aydin Keyvanloo
  • Publication number: 20110314723
    Abstract: A saltwater fishing assembly includes a body resembling a forage fish. The body includes a quick connect device that is swivelable relative to a fishing line and is reelable to a fishing rod tip. A quick connection subassembly is connectable to the quick connect device of the body and includes a hook and is releasable with a hooked fish. Methods of using the fishing assembly are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Ross Langdon Taylor, Michael Charles Liverance, Erik Leonard Olson
  • Publication number: 20100202827
    Abstract: A frame joint system including a first frame member and a second frame member. The frame members include laterally opening channels running axially thereof. The frame members are adapted to be rigidly secured together by quick release coupling. Embodiments of the frame joint system include mitered corner, end-to-face, face-to-face and end-to-end joints. The quick release coupling includes at least a first sleeve member and a gripping member. The gripping member is nested within the first sleeve member, and the first sleeve member is nested within the first frame member. The gripping member includes gripping elements that mate with a slot in a box rail element fixedly associated with the second frame member. Activating the gripping elements pulls the two frame members together into a rigid joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventor: Robert M. Frey
  • Patent number: 7073797
    Abstract: A tool holder (1) and a shank (8) for quick mounting and dismounting an annular core bit (2) both include cooperating respective guide members (4, 4?) provided at their bit-side ends, flanges (3, 9) arranged coaxially with the guide members (4, 4?) for axially locking same and having, respectively, outer and inner threads, and outer and inner cone surfaces (6, 10) located inwardly of the respective guide members (4, 4?) and axially spaced therefrom. The outer and inner cone surfaces (6, 10) taper toward their respective bit-side ends. The tool holder and the shank have cooperating torque transmitting elements (5, 5?) arranged between the respective inner guide members (4, 4?) and the respective outer cone surfaces (6, 10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hans-Dieter Gaul
  • Patent number: 7055220
    Abstract: Adjustable handle (1), of the type comprising an operating lever (2) ending into a cylindrical or prismatic body (3) inside which there is slidably mounted a tightening member (4) carrying a bushing or a stud (5), the cylindrical or prismatic body (3) and the tightening member (4) comprising fellow toothings (6) kept in reciprocal engagement by a spring (7), and a check element (8) onto which is imparted a pressure to overcome the action of the spring (7) and remove the engagement between said toothings (6). In said handle (1), said check element is in the form of a control push button (8), in one piece with the tightening member (4), said push button (8) incorporating a seat (9) accessible from its operating surface (10) to insert therein a mounting/removal tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: ELESA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Bertani
  • Patent number: 6702508
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mechanical connection for transmitting torque, demonstrating a common longitudinal axis a shaft rotating around the longitudinal axis and a hub coaxial to the shaft, its inside contour surrounding the shaft via a slaving section, wherein in the area of the slaving section, the shaft and the inside contour of the hub comprise of at least one retaining section with out-of-round cross section for transmitting torque. In the region of the slaving section, at least one of the shaft or the hub demonstrates at least two retaining sections angularly displaced to each other around the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Simons, Thomas Svensson
  • Publication number: 20030202846
    Abstract: An improved female splined member includes a female tubular member having an inner surface provided with a plurality of longitudinally extending grooves that are sized and spaced in accordance with a desired number and position of splines to be formed. A plurality of elongate rods is disposed in respective longitudinally extending grooves formed in the inner surface of the female tubular member. A quantity of positioning material is provided within spaces provided between the elongate rods and the longitudinally extending grooves. The positioning material is hardened to support the elongate rods in the longitudinally extending grooves to define a plurality of inwardly extending splines in the female splined member. An improved method for manufacturing a female splined member includes the initial step of providing a female tubular member having an inner surface provided with a plurality of circumferentially spaced, longitudinally extending grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventor: Douglas E. Breese
  • Patent number: 6623202
    Abstract: A driven tool includes a driven part which is rotatably driven by a drive part. The driven part and the drive part are coaxially arranged one inside of the other. The drive part and the driven part are conical as viewed in a longitudinal section plane containing the axis. The driven part includes driven teeth projecting generally radially with respect to the axis and received in respective radially-open recesses formed in the drive part. Each of the driven teeth makes contact with a wall of the respective recess at first and second contact places which are respectively situated on opposite sides of a generally radial line of symmetry of the driven tooth. The contact places are operable to transmit a drive force from the drive part to the driven part in respective directions of rotation. A driving angle in the range of −5° to +45° is formed at each contact place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Sandvik AB
    Inventors: Per Hansson, Sture Sjöö