Nut-encompassing Sleeve Member Engaged Within Through-passage Or Recess Patents (Class 411/108)
  • Patent number: 10280959
    Abstract: Sliding fastener systems can include a fastener configured to fixedly attach to a first component having a first thermal expansion coefficient, a tray configured to fixedly attach to a second component having a second thermal expansion coefficient different from the first thermal expansion coefficient, the tray defining a sliding surface, and at least a portion of a locking element configured to engage with the fastener, the locking element having a base with a contact surface that movably contacts the sliding surface of the tray when the tray, the fastener, and the locking element fasten the first component and the second component together. The fastener and the locking element are configured to move with the first component and the tray is configured to move relative to the fastener and the locking element with the second component when there is a differential thermal expansion between the first and second components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ROHR, INC.
    Inventor: Jihad Ramlaoui
  • Patent number: 10156250
    Abstract: Provided is a case nut in which a nut that is held inside a case body so as to swing freely is not fixed as a result of electrodeposition coating treatment. The case nut is provided with a case body that is welded to a body, and a nut that is held inside the case body so as to float freely. The nut is provided with a metal nut body and a resin insulating member that is formed on the outside of the nut body and prevents contact of the upper surface, lower surface and outer surfaces of the nut body with the inner wall surfaces of the case body and with the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Aoyama Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Hiroi, Katsuhisa Katoh, Shigeki Matsunami, Yukinori Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 9850927
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for the installation of fasteners in a composite panel with a fastener insert. A fastener insert for a composite panel includes a body and a at least three arms extending from the body. The body has a top face and a central hub extending rearward from the top face. The top face has an outer dimension between opposing edges. The arms extend from the central hub on a rear side of the body. In a retracted configuration, the arms are folded inward toward the central hub so that the arms do not extend beyond the outer dimension of the top face. In an extended configuration, the arms extend outward from the central hub beyond the outer dimension of the top face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James S. Bradley, Michael S. Lewis, Brad J. Reeves
  • Patent number: 9353783
    Abstract: An auxetic locking structure can be used as a mechanism for securing two or more members in an assembly or other system. The locking structure has void patterns on its exterior surface which permit the locking structure to reduce its outer diameter upon loading in an axial direction. Once the structure has been sufficiently loaded and the diameter has been sufficiently reduced, the locking structure may be positioned within a bore of an article, the axial load is then reduced, thus causing the locking structure to expand and engage the bore of the article. The locking structure and article are now secured to one another creating an improved assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Miklos Gerendas, Ali Shanian, Carl Carson
  • Patent number: 8967586
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus, configured to support a heat dissipating device, includes a bracket, two adjusting structures, and two mounting portions. Each of the two mounting portions defines a mounting hole. Each of the two adjusting structures is engaged in each of the mounting holes and includes an adjusting member and an installation member engaged with the adjusting member. Each of the adjusting members defines a through hole. The two adjusting members are rotatable relative to the two mounting portions from a first position to a second position. When the adjusting members are in the first position, a first line is running through the two through holes. When the adjusting members are in the second position, a second line is running through the two through holes, and a length of the first line is less than a length of the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Jun Zhu, Jin-Biao Ji, Zhi-Jiang Yao
  • Patent number: 8920593
    Abstract: The method and device provided herein relates to the field of screwed joints for panels and, in particular, for sandwich panels used in aerospace applications. It relates to a method for attaching a headless rivet nut to a wall of such a panel. The method comprises: injecting a predetermined quantity of adhesive into a blind hole made in the wall of the panel; fitting the headless rivet nut onto a rivet nut setting tool, the rivet nut setting tool comprising a pierced anvil and a mandrel passing through the anvil, the mandrel being screwed into the rivet nut so as to press the rivet nut onto the anvil; positioning the headless rivet nut in the blind hole, the anvil coming to press against the wall of the panel; setting the rivet nut so as to squeeze the wall of the panel between the anvil and a flange formed by deformation of the rivet nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Silvain Legrand, Alain Mistral, Damien Legloire
  • Patent number: 8899894
    Abstract: A device for fastening a component to a fastening stud includes a holding member and a holding disk for contacting first and second surfaces of the component, respectively. The holding member and holding disk are preliminarily connected with one another, without the fastening stud, each in the state contacting the component. The holding disk has fastening projections and at least one elastic member which prohibits the fastening projections from contacting the second surface of the component, so that the device is moveable with regard to the component in a direction perpendicular to the moving direction of the fastening stud through a through hole of the holding disk. The elastic member is elastically deformed upon mounting of the fastening stud through the through holes of the holding disk and the component, such that the fastening projections contact the second surface of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Limpert, Stephan Sporlein, Martin Kluge
  • Publication number: 20140283363
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fastening structures. A first end of a body is placed into a hole on a first side of the structures. The body has an outer surface with a noncircular cross-section. A nut element is positioned on a flange at a second end of the body. A bolt is moved into a channel at the first end of the body towards the nut element on the flange on the second end of the body on the first side the structures. The bolt and the nut element are fastened to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • Publication number: 20140259624
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement and method are provided for coupling a pair of frame members together. The fastening arrangement includes an insert receivable in a slot of one of the frame members. A fastener couples the insert with a receiver, such as a nut or a second insert, receivable in the other of the frame members. The insert includes a notch or similar indicator for indicating the appropriate depth to which the insert is to be driven relative to one of the frame members. The insert includes a threaded portion. The threads of the threaded portion are configured to be embedded into one of the frame members as the insert is driven relative to one of the frame members to secure the insert thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Blanking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank E. Oetlinger
  • Patent number: 8804370
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic device includes a housing, a lever, and a locking device securing the lever on the housing. The housing includes a bottom plate, a top plate and a side plate connecting the bottom plate with the top plate. The locking device includes a nut having a main body extending downwardly into the lever, a screw extending upwardly through the top plate into the nut, and gaskets sandwiched between the top plate and the nut. The lever is disposed and sleeved on the nut with a gap defined between a top face of the lever and a bottom face of a head of the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hung-Chun Lu
  • Patent number: 8696277
    Abstract: A machine includes a threaded fastener connected to, and positioned adjacent, a maintenance feature. A removable cover blocks access to the maintenance feature and includes a captive fastener assembly. The captive fastener assembly includes a barrel with an internal passage separating a tool opening from a fastener opening, and the internal passage is divided into a cage volume and a fastener passage by an internal thrust surface. A retention component that defines a tool passage through a capture surface is mechanically mounted in the barrel adjacent a tool opening. A captured fastener is trapped to move between the capture surface and the internal thrust surface in the cage volume. The captured fastener includes an internal tool engagement surface oriented toward the tool opening and threads oriented toward the fastener opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20140086701
    Abstract: A fastening element is provided for a motor vehicle having a nut and a housing accommodating the nut, by which the fastening element can be fastened to a support part, in particular body panel, body attachment part or similar vehicle part of vehicle attachment part. It is provided that the housing is a plastic part with fixing device molded thereon for the clamping and/or positively joined fixing of the fastening element on the support part. A support part is further provided for a motor vehicle, on which a fastening element is fixed. A wiper motor is provided having such a support part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Joachim LACROIX, Joerg SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 8647035
    Abstract: A nut plate assembly includes a nut retainer and a bushing for expanding a tubular body of the retainer. The retainer assembly is used to cold work an opening of a workpiece in order to fix the nut retainer assembly relative to the workpiece. A nut can be snapped into the retainer. A method of installation includes passing a mandrel through the bushing to radially expand the bushing into a tubular body of the retainer. The tubular body is compressed between the workpiece and bushing as the bushing is displaced radially causing corresponding radial displacement of the tubular body. The expanded bushing applies pressure to the tubular body for a desired fit between the nut retainer and workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fatigue Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Bakken, Mark Weiss, Doug Glenn, Ethan Lake, Joy Ransom, James Ryunoshin Ross, Timothy Howard Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140033508
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fixing system (1) having a fixing element (2) and a setting device (18). The fixing element (2) has a shank (5) and an anchoring element (4). In order to provide a fixing system (1) which is simple and rapid to use, the invention proposes that the setting device (18) for driving in the anchoring element (4) be a pin driver device. The shank (5) of the fixing element has a receiving aperture (8) in which a through-hole (3) is arranged in such a way that the anchoring element (4) for anchoring the fixing element (2) can be introduced through the receiving aperture (8) and into the through-hole (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: FISCHERWERKE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Willi Haug, Meinrad Zeh, Thomas Former, Berthold Weichert
  • Publication number: 20140017026
    Abstract: A self-drilling wall anchor device comprises a threaded member having a first threaded section and a second threaded section that provide different diameters, and an outer sleeve having a through hole that provides connective first area, second area, and third area. A second area diameter of the second area is larger than a first diameter of the first threaded section but smaller than a second diameter of the second threaded section. A third area diameter of the third area is larger than the second area diameter of the second area. When the first threaded section and the second threaded section cooperate with the outer sleeve for drilling, the second threaded section blocks the second area and the third area. Arms of the outer sleeve warp and curl out of a gypsum object, not into the gypsum object. The present invention reaches a favorable gripping effect and a preferable anti-retracting performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: MING-CHIA CHENG
  • Patent number: 8511953
    Abstract: A system includes a nut plate and a polymer sleeve passing through the nut plate. The polymer sleeve contains adhesive for attachment of the nut plate to a substrate. The interior of the sleeve includes an epoxy and a catalyzing agent initially separated from one another, but mixed by kneading the sleeve. A portion of the sleeve can be used to apply the adhesive to a bottom surface of the nut plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Roosa, Norman Austin, Edward Claude Rice
  • Patent number: 8506222
    Abstract: A nut plate assembly includes a nut retainer and a bushing for expanding a tubular body of the retainer. The retainer assembly is used to cold work an opening of a workpiece in order to fix the nut retainer assembly relative to the workpiece. A nut member can be snapped into the retainer. A method of installation includes passing a mandrel through the bushing to radially expand the bushing into a tubular body of the retainer. The tubular body is compressed between the workpiece and bushing as the bushing is displaced radially causing corresponding radial displacement of the tubular body. The expanded bushing applies pressure to the tubular body for a desired fit between the nut retainer and workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Fatigue Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Frederick Reid, Timothy Howard Johnson, James Ryunoshin Ross
  • Publication number: 20130156526
    Abstract: Cage nut (10) for installation in an elongate, preferably rectangular opening (12) which is only accessible from one side, comprising a nut body (16) with a cylindrical internal thread carrier (20) having an internal thread (22) and an abutment part (24) attached thereto, and a cage (18) encompassing the nut body (16), wherein the abutment part (24) is adapted to the shape of the opening (12) and has a slightly smaller width and a slightly shorter length than the opening (12), although the length of the abutment part (24) is significantly greater than the width of the opening (12); the cage (18) is configured resiliently and is adapted to the shape of the opening (12) such that it can be clipped into the opening (12) and the cage (18) supports stop elements (38) which only allow a rotation of the abutment part (24) with respect to the cage (18) in the screwing-in direction of the internal thread (22) from an installation position parallel to the longitudinal direction of the cage (18) into a retaining posi
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: RUIA GLOBAL FASTENERS AG
    Inventor: Thorsten Schraer
  • Patent number: 8454286
    Abstract: A system includes a nut plate and a polymer sleeve passing through the nut plate. The polymer sleeve contains adhesive for attachment of the nut plate to a substrate. The interior of the sleeve includes an epoxy and a catalyzing agent initially separated from one another, but mixed by kneading the sleeve. A portion of the sleeve can be used to apply the adhesive to a bottom surface of the nut plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Roosa, Norman Austin, Edward Claude Rice
  • Patent number: 8403006
    Abstract: A stack or assembly of fluid, mechanical, and/or electrical components permits removal of some components for maintenance, without compromising the fluid integrity of the remainder of the assembly. A fastening bolt, attached to at least one fluid component, is screwed into a stacking bolt, attached to another fluid component, the bolts being screwed together inside the bore of an adapter plate. A resilient insert sits between the head of the stacking bolt and the bore. At least a portion of the bore has a continuous taper, such that the diameter of the bore decreases in the vicinity of the insert. The taper creates a reduced diameter hole on one surface of the adapter plate, thus preventing interference between fluid ports on an adjacent fluid component. The taper also prevents loss of the insert during transportation and storage, and prevents undesired extrusion of material of the insert when the components are fastened together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventors: David E. Albrecht, David E. Albrecht, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130051952
    Abstract: A low-profile rivet-like fastener (10) is adapted to be mounted in a hole (19) provided through a wall (15). The wall has a forwardly-facing surface (16) and an opposite rearwardly-facing surface (18). The improved fastener broadly includes: an elongated tubular body (11), a nut (12), a ring (13), and a retainer (14). The body has a front end and a rear end. A flange (22) extends outwardly from the body adjacent the front end. This flange has a rearwardly-facing surface (23) adapted to abut a marginal portion of the wall forwardly-facing surface (16) about the hole. The body rear end having a rearwardly-facing surface (24). The body also has an inwardly-extending lug (27) adjacent the body rear end. The axial extent of the lug being defined between the body rearwardly-facing surface (24) and a forwardly-facing annular surface (29) on the body. The nut (12) has a head portion (30) and a collar portion (31) extending forwardly from the head portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Sherex Fastening Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Wu Sheng Yuan
  • Publication number: 20130028681
    Abstract: A device for fastening a component to a fastening stud includes a holding member and a holding disk for contacting first and second surfaces of the component, respectively. The holding member and holding disk are preliminarily connected with one another, without the fastening stud, each in the state contacting the component. The holding disk has fastening projections and at least one elastic member which prohibits the fastening projections from contacting the second surface of the component, so that the device is moveable with regard to the component in a direction perpendicular to the moving direction of the fastening stud through a through hole of the holding disk. The elastic member is elastically deformed upon mounting of the fastening stud through the through holes of the holding disk and the component, such that the fastening projections contact the second surface of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Limpert, Stephan Sporlein, Martin Kluge
  • Patent number: 8353649
    Abstract: A nut plate assembly and a method for securing a nut plate assembly may include a support for a fastener element wherein the support has a base to be supported and/or fixed on a support surface and the base has another surface against which the fastener element bears. The base also supports a structure for supporting the fastener element where the structure is at least partly non-symmetrical about a plane other than a horizontal plane parallel to the base. One side of the base may be secured to the support surface and the other side of the base may have the fastener element bearing against it when a complementary fastener element is secured to the first fastener element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: The Monadnock Company
    Inventors: Terrence Csik, Igor Komsitsky
  • Patent number: 8348569
    Abstract: The one-piece cage for fixing device to an object by screwing blind to a plate or the like perforated by a square mounting hole, of the kind including that cage and, therein, a threaded part adapted to cooperate screw-fashion with a complementary threaded part to assure the required fixing, and comprising four identical radial lugs extending in two orthogonal diametral directions and whose profile is such that the resulting cross-shape can be inserted with a small clearance into the square hole, which cage is adapted to be inserted with a small clearance into the mounting hole and to bear on the edges of that hole at the end of the introduction of the cage therein, and is characterized in that it takes the general form of an elastically deformable U-shape having four lugs angularly offset at 90° to each other and adapted to receive contiguously between them the four lugs of the threaded part, the lugs being connected in pairs by two symmetrical bridges adapted to bear on the edges of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ITW Fastex France
    Inventor: Ludovic Tournier
  • Publication number: 20120328389
    Abstract: A nut is inserted into a hollow portion inside a structural object (for example, a C-shaped steel) in a state wherein the nut is held in a tilted state which is passable through an opening portion of the structural object (for example, the C-shaped steel). By inserting a male screw portion (for example, a bolt) from an open portion side of a base portion through the opening portion of the structural object (for example, the C-shaped steel), the nut sways in parallel to the opening portion, and a female screw portion faces the opening portion. By a screw-in operation of the male screw portion (for example, the bolt), the male screw portion (for example, the bolt) and the female screw portion screw together, thereby fixing a mating member (for example, a solar cell module).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Daisuke Asada
  • Patent number: 8297169
    Abstract: A ballistic resistant through insert with floating capability for stopping a ballistic projectile, comprising at least one of a bullet, a ballistic fragment, and a particle fragment, may comprise a stud, a floating nut, and a cap. The stud may have a flat base portion and a cylindrical stud portion mounted thereon. The cylindrical stud portion may comprise a stud cylinder aperture. The floating nut may be located inside the stud cylinder aperture such that the floating nut floats within the stud cylinder aperture. The cap may have a flat cap portion and a cylindrical cap portion mounted thereon. The cylindrical cap portion may mate with the cylindrical stud portion. The stud may be made of a material for stopping a ballistic projectile. The flat base portion of the stud may have a minimum thickness for stopping a ballistic projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James J. Kunda
  • Publication number: 20120224932
    Abstract: A connector includes a support (14) made of synthetic resin and constituting a first housing (10), a bolt (20) rotatably penetrating through the support (14), a seal ring (29) mounted between the supporting portion (14) and a head (22) of a bolt (20), a metal nut (36) embedded in the front surface of a second housing (30) and connecting the two housings (10, 30) by being threadably engaged with the bolt (20), and a stopper for preventing a threaded movement of the bolt (20) by bringing the metal parts into contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Shibata
  • Publication number: 20120007416
    Abstract: A sleeve for a fastener aperture in a vehicle wheel includes a tubular body having a first end and a plurality of external conically shaped barbs. The barbs include successively increasing outer diameters as a distance from the first end increases. A head radially outwardly extends from a second end of the body and is adapted to engage a land on the wheel that encompasses the fastener aperture. A bore extends through the body and the head and is adapted to receive a wheel fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Richard R. Kazmierzak
  • Patent number: 8083452
    Abstract: A hybrid clinch-type standoff consists of two component parts, a metal core base and a overmolded plastic barrel. The base has a through-bore and a displacer flange at the bottom. A first undercut is located immediately above the flange and extends upwardly along an outside surface of the base for providing clinch attachment of the base to a substrate. A frustoconical ramp convergent in the upward direction lies along the outer surface of the base is and is located directly above the first undercut. An axially extending segmented ring with circumferential teeth is located at the top of the base. The overmolded plastic tubular barrel composed of plastic fills the second undercut and surrounds the segmented ring. The barrel has an inner portion including a threaded inner wall which extends downardly inside the through-bore to a point flush with the bottom of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: PEM Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Bentrim
  • Patent number: 8066461
    Abstract: A screw-type fastener includes an internal cinching mechanism that physically locks exposed threads of a screw outside a housing after a certain number of turns. The fastener may for example, be affixed to a faceplate of a printed circuit board. The exposed threads may then be rotated to threadably engage corresponding threads of a sub-rack or other enclosure in a manner that prevents movement of the faceplate relative to the enclosure as the screw engages the enclosure. When the internal cinching mechanism is locked, the physical relationship (e.g., distance) between the faceplate and the sub-rack is retained until the fastener is unscrewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: CBT Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Travers
  • Patent number: 8016529
    Abstract: A spring-loaded captive fastener retainer provides a user-friendly system to mechanically fasten units (e.g. panels, cabinets, etc.) to other units. Generally, the retainer is spring-loaded to force a fastener to extend beyond the unit. The retainer has a housing that provides guidance to the fastener so that it is secured within the unit and travels in a predictable path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher Scott Robinson, Carey D. Harnois, James R. Tirrell
  • Publication number: 20110008126
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for fastening plastic parts (10) to a motor vehicle body (12), having an internal thread (14) which is formed on the body (12) and having a screw (16) which has an external thread (18) and which is provided with an oversized head (20), which screw (16) is inserted into the internal thread (14), wherein a cylindrical sleeve (22) is placed between the screw head (20) and the body (12), the inner diameter of which cylindrical sleeve (22) is significantly larger than the outer diameter of the external thread (18) of the screw (16), and wherein a cylindrical sleeve (24) is attached coaxially, by means of its inner edge which faces toward the body (12), to the outer edge, which faces away from the body (12), of the sleeve (22), the inner diameter of which cylindrical sleeve (24) forms a fit with the outer diameter of the sleeve (22), and which cylindrical sleeve (24) ends, at its body-side end, in an outwardly extending disk (26), the outer diameter of which corresponds approximate
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: ACUMENT GMBH & CO. OHG
    Inventor: Thorsten Schraer
  • Publication number: 20110008125
    Abstract: A fastening system includes a first material having a first hole, a second material having a second hole, a bushing, and a threaded bolt. The bushing is located in the second hole and has a first end abutting the first material and a flanged second for securing the bushing to the second material. A threaded bolt extends through the first hole and into the bushing to secure the first material flush against the second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francis R. Moon, John F. Corini, Gianfranco D. Conti
  • Publication number: 20100296893
    Abstract: A device for retaining nuts wherein it includes a lower part generally annular in shape and with a diameter intermediate in size between the diameter of a threaded rod to be inserted into the nut and the outside diameter of the nut, an intermediate part forming a support washer for a lower face of the nut and an upper part fitted with means of retaining the nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (SAS)
    Inventor: Guy DUPIOL
  • Patent number: 7823262
    Abstract: A repair/replacement nut plate assembly, which is fully preassembled, is provided which can be inserted into an oversized or reworked/reconditioned aperture of a workpiece after an original nut plate has been removed from the original aperture of the workpiece. The repair/replacement nut plate assembly includes a nut, a holding bracket, a stem, a nut retainer, and a sleeve member. The sleeve member is configured to be secured to a nut plate assembly, of the same type originally used to provide the original nut plate in the original aperture of the workpiece to compensate for material lost from the workpiece during the removal of the original nut plate. The sleeve member allows for the original nut plate assembly to be utilized, with only the securement of the sleeve member to the holding bracket prior to setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: SPS Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rahmatollah Fakhri Toosky, Soheil Eshraghi
  • Patent number: 7698798
    Abstract: A rivetless nut plate has a nut, a holding bracket, a member and a nut retainer. The nut is provided with an aperture therethrough and is secured within a bracket portion of the holding bracket by the retainer but also is permitted limited movement within the bracket portion. The holding bracket further includes a tubular portion having inner and outer walls. The inner wall is tapered such that the member is positioned against the inner wall. Upon an axial force being applied to the member through the aperture of the nut, the member is pushed through the tubular portion from the first end to the second end in order to expand the inner wall and force the outer wall into engagement with the wall of the workpiece. A tool is provided to push the member through the tubular member and can be incorporated into either a manual or automatic process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: SPS Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Rahmatollah F. Toosky
  • Publication number: 20100072210
    Abstract: A multi-layered panel wherein an interlayer material in a fluid state or in a solidified state transformed therefrom is provided between a pair of panels, comprises an internally-threaded member fitted in a through-hole formed in an outer one of the panels, and a cap capped on the internally-threaded member. The cap has a bottomed tubular-shaped body portion adapted to be brought into close contact with an outer peripheral surface of the internally-threaded member while sealing a threaded hole of the internally-threaded member, and a panel-contact contributing portion supported by the body portion, and adapted to be, at least partly, closely contactable with the outer panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Makoto Ikemiya, Yoshinori Kitamura, Shouzou Kameyama
  • Publication number: 20100034612
    Abstract: A cage nut has a nut holder (1) and a nut part (20), the nut part (20) being captively floatingly mounted in the nut holder (1) via an engagement arrangement formed by laterally protruding retaining tongues (4, 5) and stop tongues (16, 17, 18, 19) that project in a hook-like manner. Despite the relatively simple construction of the cage nut, a robust connection is thereby obtained between the nut part (20) and the nut holder (1), one that is tolerant of deformation of the nut holder (1) and is stable against high torques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventor: Jean-Baptiste Pau
  • Patent number: 7641430
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a pre-assembled fastener assembly having a retainer, a nut member, and a cold expansion mandrel that is forcibly removable after the assembly is installed into an opening of a structural workpiece. The mandrel is captured between a portion of a retainer and a portion of a nut member. The forced removal of the mandrel expands the retainer into the opening, securing the fastener assembly therein. The assembly may also include a cap coupled to the retainer to seal the opening in the structural workpiece. The nut member can be fixed or free-floating with respect to the retainer. In addition, the nut member can be threaded to receive a fastener. The mandrel is recyclable or disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Fatigue Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy H. Johnson, Leonard F. Reid, Charles M. Copple, June Denise Copple, legal representative, James R. Ross
  • Patent number: 7591622
    Abstract: A nutmount apparatus includes a sleeve, a bushing insertable into the sleeve and a nut. The nutmount apparatus may further include a nut retainer for holding an internally threaded nut. The nutmount apparatus may be used, in conjunction with a threaded screw or bolt, to secure a first structure, such as an aircraft wall or cover panel, to a second structure, such as an aircraft frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Horacio B. de Jesus, Elio Dalmau
  • Patent number: 7524153
    Abstract: A fastener-fitting (1) for a bolt (10) is anchored to a mineral slab (2) by cutting a cavity (5) into the slab (2) and trapping an elongate flanged-base (4) of the fastener (1) in the cavity (5) under a plug-element (8) of the slab-mineral. The flanged-base (4) fits within a conformal recess (15) in the underside (14) of the plug-element (8) to hold the fastener (1) against turning, with an internally-threaded tubular portion (3) of the fastener (1) extending through a bore (9) of the plug-element (8) for receiving the bolt (10) clamping an item (11) to the slab (2). The plug-element (8) is retained in the cavity (5) by adhesive, and has channels (20,21) for dispersal of surplus adhesive from the cavity (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: Kevin Douglas Hoy
  • Publication number: 20090084056
    Abstract: A shear brace assembly is provided which laterally braces wall lines within a structure, such as a house or other residential construction, while also providing vertical and out-of-plane load carrying capacity. The assembly consists of one or more wood-based panel(s) which are rigidly connected to concrete, masonry or wood support material directly below or above the shear brace assembly bearing surface. The term “wood-based” should be interpreted to mean that the panel may be constructed from a natural wood, or partially or wholly from an engineered wood, such as Timberstrand®, Parallam®, or the like. Ductile anchorage assemblies are used below, and in some applications, above the individual panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventor: Thad Scott Robertson
  • Publication number: 20070297869
    Abstract: A floating insert comprises a stud, a nut, and a cap. The stud comprises a flat base portion and a cylindrical stud portion mounted onto the flat base portion. The cylindrical stud portion comprises a stud cylinder aperture. The nut is inside the stud cylinder aperture. The cap comprises a flat cap portion and a cylindrical cap portion mounted onto the flat cap portion. The cylindrical cap portion receives the cylindrical stud portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventor: James J. Kunda
  • Patent number: 7278809
    Abstract: A telescopic captive fastener has a knob, a ferrule, a spring, and at least one sleeve. The sleeve extends telescopically between the ferrule and the knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V. Aukzemas, Edward A. McCormack
  • Publication number: 20070224016
    Abstract: A repair/replacement nut plate assembly, which is fully preassembled, is provided which can be inserted into an oversized or reworked/reconditioned aperture of a workpiece after an original nut plate has been removed from the original aperture of the workpiece. The repair/replacement nut plate assembly includes a nut, a holding bracket, a stem, a nut retainer, and a sleeve member. The sleeve member is configured to be secured to a nut plate assembly, of the same type originally used to provide the original nut plate in the original aperture of the workpiece to compensate for material lost from the workpiece during the removal of the original nut plate. The sleeve member allows for the original nut plate assembly to be utilized, with only the securement of the sleeve member to the holding bracket prior to setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: SPS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Rahmatollah Fakhri Toosky, Soheil Eshraghi
  • Patent number: 7223458
    Abstract: A molded product includes a receiving member in a body. A coupling component such as a female screw component is embedded in the receiving member. A connecting piece is formed continuous to the body and the receiving member based on integral molding. The connecting piece extends to the receiving member from the body inside a bore formed in the body. The connecting piece may form a single flat plate in the molded product, so that a general cutting device can be utilized to cut through the connecting piece in a facilitated manner. The receiving member can be removed from the body without any difficulty. The receiving member can be separated from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Ken-ichiro Tango
  • Patent number: 7114900
    Abstract: A rivetless nut plate has a nut, a holding bracket, a member and a nut retainer. The nut is provided with an aperture therethrough and is secured within a bracket portion of the holding bracket by the retainer but also is permitted limited movement within the bracket portion. The holding bracket further includes a tubular portion having inner and outer walls. The inner wall is tapered such that the member is positioned against the inner wall. Upon an axial force being applied to the member through the aperture of the nut, the member is pushed through the tubular portion from the first end to the second end in order to expand the inner wall and force the outer wall into engagement with the wall of the workpiece. A tool is provided to push the member through the tubular member and can be incorporated into either a manual or automatic process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Rahmatollah F. Toosky
  • Patent number: 7059816
    Abstract: The invention provides a rivetless nut plate including a nut, a holding bracket having tubular and bracket portions, and a stem having an enlarged head. The stem is positioned within an aperture of the tubular portion such that the head is resting on a shoulder within the bracket aperture. The tubular portion is positioned within an aperture of a workpiece, such that the bracket portion rests on top of the workpiece. The nut is retained within the bracket portion. Force is applied to a bottom of the workpiece and another opposite force is applied to the stem such that the head expands the tubular portion radially outwardly such that lobes on the tubular portion become embedded into the wall of the workpiece, thereby securing the nut plate to the workpiece. The holding bracket could also be formed of two separate elements, a sleeve having a tubular portion and a bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Rahmatollah F. Toosky
  • Publication number: 20040234355
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting element (7) and a joint for joining pieces of wood. The connecting element is adapted to be placed between two pieces of wood to be joined and comprises a body (8) with two opposite main surfaces and with engaging means (9) which protrude from each main surface. In addition, the joint comprises a connecting means (10) which is adapted to be passed through the pieces of wood and the connecting element (7) and apply a compressing force on the pieces of wood in such a manner that the engaging means (9) of the intermediate connecting element penetrate into opposite wood surfaces. The connecting element (7) comprises a through hole perpendicular to the main surface for passing through the shank-shaped connecting means (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Allan Bas
  • Patent number: 6769850
    Abstract: The present technique provides a stemmed washer and fastener assembly, which has a fastener retained in assembly with a stemmed washer. The assembly is particularly useful for applications in which a standoff is desired between a washer and a mating fastener. The stemmed washer includes a washer portion, a retaining portion, and a standoff portion. The retaining portion interfaces with the fastener, such as with a plastically deformed skirt portion, to retain the fastener in the assembly. The standoff portion has a toolfree mounting structure, such as a snap-fit member, to mount the stemmed washer and fastener assembly to one or more panels, thereby forming a fastener-panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Alec Lay