Abstract: A locking structure includes a main body, a first combining portion, and a second combining portion. The second combining portion is disposed on an outer periphery of the main body. The first combining portion is connected to a bottom portion of the main body. A chamber is formed inside the first combining portion. At least one slot is formed on a side wall or a bottom wall of the first combining portion and communicated with the chamber. The chamber is at least partially filled with the workpiece via the at least one slot, and the workpiece is at least partially combined with an inner side and an outer side of the first combining portion, so as to combine the locking structure with the workpiece tightly.
Abstract: An orthopedic device has a configuration that employs a scalloped profile that defines internal scalloped edges having troughs and crests that extend substantially along the outer edge of a head of the device. The troughs and crests interface with a series of troughs and crests around the openings in the device. Each of the openings includes an outwardly extending slot that permits the opening to expand and contract outward as the head of the anchor is rotated. This enables an anti-backout feature that prevents or substantially inhibits undesired rotation and backout.
Abstract: A mounting structure for a boss of a display module. The mounting structure is constructed with a reinforcing member installed on a chassis base of the display module, a boss including a threaded length having an outer portion on which a screw surface is formed and being coupled to the reinforcing member, and a connecting portion extending from the threaded length in a direction away from the reinforcing member and having an end portion in which a coupling hole is formed, and a supporting nut screwed into the threaded length to press the boss toward the reinforcing member.
Abstract: Customizable studs for articles of footwear having variable ground interaction characteristics are disclosed. A customizable stud may generally include a fastening member formed of a fastening member cap and fastening member shaft, a plurality of rings, and a washer. The fastening member cap and the plurality of rings define the ground interaction characteristics of the stud. To vary the ground interaction characteristics, the contour, height, and material makeup of the stud may be altered by varying the shape, number, thickness, length, and material of the rings. The stud components may be sold as a kit with at least one fastening member and a plurality of rings with varying characteristics. The kit may also include at least one washer.
July 30, 2009
February 3, 2011
Perry W. Auger, Timothy J. Smith, Doug D. Wilken
Abstract: An engagement unit for insertion on and engagement with a threaded bolt (33) is provided with an inner part (1) and with an outer part (2) that can be slid onto the inner part (1). The inner part (1) and the outer part (2) are configured with torque receiving means (8, 9, 23, 24) for transmitting a torque applied to the outer part (2) to the inner part (1). After the inner part (1) has been slid onto a threaded bolt (33) in a pre-assembly arrangement in which latching means configured on spring arms of the inner part (1) and cooperating with the threaded bolt (33) are able to slide along the threaded bolt (33), the engagement unit according to the invention can thus be inserted onto the threaded bolt (33) and, once the outer part (2) has been slid onto the inner part (1), can be tightened in the manner of a screw.
Abstract: A clamping stub 10—to detachably hold in place elongated construction components 30 at a support 20 which is fitted with at least one continuous, threaded hole 25—comprises a stub shank (12) which can be screwed into said hole and is fitted with an inside space 22 congruent with the component 30 that can be slid into it in close-fit manner. The stub shank 12 comprises an external thread 14 fitted with at least one axis-parallel slit 16. The nominal diameter of the external thread 14 equals that of the threaded hole 25. A head 15 of the stub shank 12 is fitted with shaped surfaces 26 on which a tool may be applied and by its flanged surface 24 exceeds the diameter of said external thread 14. The inside space 22 flaring toward its end 13 in particular in conical manner runs as far as into the head 15 or passes through it.
Abstract: A bore serration for locking externally serrated inserts (3) against rotation, with the external serration (4) comprising several teeth (5), and particularly for use with components made of hard, brittle materials, includes an arcuate serration (10) featuring arcuate recesses (7) produced by plunge or circumferential surface milling. Each of the recesses positively accommodates at least two teeth (5) of the outer serration (4) of the threaded insert (3). The arcuate serration can be produced with high dimensional accuracy without damaging the workpiece and with reduced wear of the tool, and ensures a long service-life of the threaded insert.
Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved fastener, and, in particular, to a threaded fastener or insert arranged in use to be self threading into a workpiece having beneficial insertion and pull-out characteristics.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and device which allows the replacement of a damaged thread in an object with a thread identical to the damaged thread by enlarging the original threaded hole and inserting a thread-insert in a newly threaded hole in the object which has an internally threaded hole identical to the original threaded hole. The thread-insert is fastened into the enlarged hole using a thread that securely holds it in place. When the thread-insert is threaded into the enlarged threaded hole, a pocket formed below the drive head of the thread-insert causes metal flow into the pocket to create a seal between the thread-insert and the object.
Abstract: Self-locking alignment pin and method for aligning a nuclear fuel assembly with respect to a core plate disposed in a nuclear reactor pressure vessel. The fuel assembly has a top nozzle having a first bore formed therein. The core plate has a second bore alignable with the first bore. The second bore has first threads of a first predetermined pitch and second threads of a second predetermined pitch. The alignment pin further includes a shaft that has an end portion having third threads of the first predetermined pitch for threadably engaging the first threads of the second bore. A flange, which has a plurality of recesses in the underside surface thereof, surrounds the shaft and is integrally attached thereto. A locking member surrounds the flange and has exterior fourth threads of the predetermined second pitch for threadably engaging the second threads of the second bore.
Abstract: An insert assembly for installation in a workpiece having a threaded hole. When the inner insert is axially received within the outer insert, the mating surfaces of these members are configured such that the inner insert applies a radial outward force to the outer insert to securely install the insert assembly in the workpiece. A stud assembly also is provided for installation in the workpiece hole. The stud assembly comprises a stud body and a stud. When the stud is axially received within the stud body, the mating surfaces of these members, like the insert assembly, are configured such that the stud applies a radial outward force to the stud body to securely install the stud assembly in the workpiece. Both the insert assembly and stud assembly are particularly adapted for use with workpieces made of relatively soft or lightweight materials.
Abstract: The present invention provides a threaded insert assembly with a locking plate having a non-circular shape and a non-serrated outer edge instead of a conventional circular shaped locking ring having a circular serrated outer edge. The non-circular locking plate is shaped to engage mating edges of a correspondingly shaped recess formed in the anchoring structure so as prevent the insert from rotating out of the anchoring structure once the insert is locked into the plate. The threaded insert is secured to the locking plate by interdigitated serrations swaged into engagement.
Abstract: A two-part adjustable connector assembly for utilization in adjustably connecting two juxtaposed members which, for proper fit, must be secured to one another and must be capable of being moved relative to each other to accomplish a proper fit. An example of such a situation is provided by a door frame which must be attached to supporting structural members and which must be plumb even though the supporting structural members to which the door frame is secured are not plumb. In one aspect, the adjustable connector assembly includes a first connector adapted to be embedded in one of the members, say the door frame, and to be secured to the other juxtaposed structural member by a second connector rotatably mounted on the door frame in axial alignment with and adjustably engaging the first connector to preclude unintended axial displacement thereof.
Abstract: A stud fastening assembly 10 including a stud 11 having a threaded end threadable into a hole 15 formed in a workpiece 16 and a plurality of serrated rings 21 and 22 for securing the stud in place. The serrated rings include inner serrations 20 sized to slidably engage longitudinal serrations 14 formed on a mid-section of the stud and further include outer serrations 19 configured to engage the sidewalls of the hole formed in the workpiece and thereby prevent relative rotation. The lower ring includes fewer outer serrations than does the upper ring, to facilitate installation.
Abstract: An improved nuclear reactor wherein the bolted connections between the baffle plates and baffle former and the baffle former and the core barrel are provided with a noval locking device that prevents loosening of the bolted connections. The locking device to prevent loosening of bolted connections where a threaded bolt is used to secure two components together uses a threaded lock nut over the bolt head, cooperative with a threaded wall in a recess in a component. The lock nut and wall of the recess have threads opposite the threads of the bolt. Deformable sections are formed in the base of the lock nut to engage an unsymmetrical cavity in the head of the bolt. Turning of the bolt in a direction that would tend to loosen the connection causes tightening of the lock nut. The wall of the lock nut may be threadedly engaged with the wall of the recess or the lock nut wall may have slits formed thereon which enable deformation of wall portions to engage the threaded wall of the recess.
Abstract: A fastener locking device for attaching the lower end of a guide thimble to the upper adapter plate of a fuel assembly bottom nozzle includes a connecting fastener and an annular locking sleeve. The fastener has an elongated body portion and an enlarged head portion, and is insertable from the bottom through a passageway of the bottom nozzle. The fastener body portion is externally-threaded for forming a threaded connection with an internally-threaded plug on the lower end of the guide thimble. Also, the fastener head portion has a cross-sectional size larger than that of the fastener body portion and of a small diameter upper passageway portion but smaller than that of a large diameter lower passageway portion for defining an annular gap therebetween and bottoming against an annular ledge which divides the upper and lower passageway portions. The fastener head portion also has a annular outwardly-opening groove defined therein. The annular locking sleeve has opposite upper and lower end segments.
Abstract: A lock ring and fastener which is manufactured with the lock ring connected thereto by metal tabs or a metal strip of the same parent material as the fastener. It is intended to be installed in a threaded bore of a workpiece as an insert or stud.The lock ring is displaced and the metal tabs or strip is broken by a special installation tool. This tool flattens any rough edges that remain on the insert or stud after installation. The internal grooves of the lock ring engage the external teeth of the insert or stud. The external teeth of the lock ring bite into the workpiece and by coacting with the external teeth of the insert or stud assist in preventing rotation of the insert or stud in the workpiece.
Abstract: A method for installing a locking nut or bolt includes drilling a bore having at least two diameters in a surface of an element so as to accommodate a fastener assembly having a threaded shaft and a group of elements including a cylinder a locking ring, two retaining rings and a conical spring, serrating an area of the bore having the layer diameter, screwing the fastener assembly into the bore, applying a torque to the group of elements while suppressing the locking ring thereby engaging the locking ring into the serrated area of the bore, retracting an outer sleeve of the tool and tightening the group of elements.