Having Separate Expander Means Patents (Class 411/15)
  • Patent number: 10201835
    Abstract: A system for mounting a wire screen panel to a frame for screening particulate materials. The frame has a stringer with a ferrule defined therein. The system comprises a screen panel having a first plurality of wires and a second plurality of wires disposed. The screen panel has a first side and a second side disposed opposite from the first side. The screen panel has a first end and a second end disposed opposite from the first end. A plate is disposed along at least a portion of the length of the first side of the screen panel. A fastener having a shaft and a head portion is configured and arranged to extend adjacent to the plate and to engage with a bushing disposed in the ferrule in the stringer. The head portion of the fastener engages with the plate on the side of the plate opposite the stringer such that the screen panel is fixed in position relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Edwin C. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10151458
    Abstract: A fastening element including a shaft; a shaft head arranged at an end of the shaft, wherein the shaft head has a larger diameter than the shaft, wherein the fastening element is provided for arranging a first component and a second component at each other, wherein the first component is provided as a circuit board provided with a LED and the second component is provided as a heat dissipating lamp element, wherein the shaft is insertable through a pass through opening of the first component and the shaft head is configured at least for an indirect contact at the first component, wherein the shaft is arrangeable in a recess of the second component, wherein the shaft is fixable at least through friction locking in the recess of the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: BJB GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Olaf Baumeister, Herbert Beleke, Karl-Wilhelm Vogt, Detlef Scholz
  • Patent number: 10145404
    Abstract: A bushing includes an upper collar with a lower sheath and an annular shoulder intermediate the collar and sheath. The collar has a plurality of spaced apart notches and the sheath has a plurality of spaced apart slits that may be circumferentially aligned with the notches. The sheath has a plurality of spaced apart ribs projecting outward circumferentially offset from the slit for assisting in maintaining the sheath within a hole in a fastener with the annular shoulder against the fastener. A securing member with an elongate shank extending from a head with a distal portion is maintained in the longitudinal opening in an upright position aligned with the hole. As the fastener is driven longitudinally through the opening and hole, force from the fastener causes the bushing to break away and yields direct contact between the securing member head against the top surface of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: OMG, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter J. Shadwell
  • Patent number: 10094409
    Abstract: A bolt used for securing a back rest cushion on a chair in which the backrest support for the cushion defines an oval aperture. The bolt comprises a head that has a front and a rear side, the front side of the head defines an adjusting point. And, a shank attached to the rear side of the head, the shank has a front, a rear, a top, a bottom, a left and a right side, the top and bottom sides of the shank define an oval groove and the top and bottom sides of the shank are oval shaped, the left and right sides of the front of the shank are flat, and the top, bottom, left and right sides of the shank taper from the front side of the shank toward the rear side of the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Gerardo Machado Dieguez
  • Patent number: 10077792
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for forming an adhesive connection between an object and a support. The object has a reservoir (4) with an adhesive agent that adjoins, at one contact surface, a wall (2) having a predetermined breaking point. The object has a button (7) with a push-through unit assigned to it; when the button (7) is actuated, the push-through unit creates a through-hole in the wall (2) of the reservoir (4), an adhesive agent is guided from the reservoir (4) through the hole onto the contact surface, and an adhesive layer (11) is formed to fasten the object to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Glabete GmbH
    Inventor: Angelika Ortwein
  • Patent number: 10058230
    Abstract: Carrier arrangement (1) for storing and/or transporting and/or cleaning dishware or other items, wherein the carrier arrangement (1) has at least one carrier plate (2) with at least one lattice-shaped structure (3), wherein the lattice-shaped structure (3) is formed by lattice rods (5) which are arranged in a rectangular shape, in particular a square shape, and surround rectangular, in particular square, openings (4), and wherein the carrier arrangement (1) has at least one fastening base (6) which is fastenable or fastened with a clamping action on the lattice-shaped structure (3), wherein the fastening base (6) is fastenable or fastened with a clamping action in one of the rectangular, in particular square, openings (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FRIES Planungs- und Marketinggesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Otmar Gobl
  • Patent number: 9938999
    Abstract: A fastener for a vehicle lamp assembly has an adjustable stud and grommet. Positioning grooves on the stud interact with positioning fingers on the grommet in a ratcheting fashion to allow more accurate alignment of the lamp assembly prior to securing the lamp assembly to a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Burton Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John Burton
  • Patent number: 9931119
    Abstract: Devices for attaching a sheet-like implant to a target tissue include a sheath and a staple push rod. The sheath has a distal end configured to be pressed against the target tissue. The staple push rod is disposed within at least a portion of the sheath and is slidable relative thereto. The staple push rod includes a pair of stakes. Each stake is dimensioned to abut a surface of a staple to apply pushing forces thereto. The stakes are biased to assume a bow-like shape such that an intermediate portion of a staple extends tautly between the first stake and the second stake when the stakes are extending beyond the distal end of the tubular member. Methods for attaching a sheet-like implant to a target tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Diane M. Feehan
  • Patent number: 9933003
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-vibration rivet, which comprises a core shaft and a sleeve. The core shaft including a head part and a shaft part, all of which are forming an overlap space, the head part is provided with an interlocking rabbet. The sleeve including a flange part and a fork part, all of which are forming an inner rabbet, the flange part is provided with an interlocking part which is engaged with the interlocking rabbet. With the structural design of the interlocking rabbet of the head part and the interlocking part of the flange part can improve the mutual fixing ability between the core shaft and the sleeve. And articles fixed by the anti-vibration rivet can have better stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Yi-Chang Wu
  • Patent number: 9869334
    Abstract: An expansion anchor with a bolt and at least one expansion element is disclosed. An oblique surface is arranged in the region of the first end of the bolt and forces the expansion element radially outward on the bolt if the bolt is displaced in a pull-out direction relative to the expansion element. The bolt has, in the region of its rear end facing away from the first end, a load-absorber which is suitable for introducing tensile forces which are directed in the pull-out direction into the bolt. At least one groove which is closed with respect to the first end is made in the oblique surface, which groove reduces the contact surface between the expansion element and the oblique surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Gstach, Bernhard Winkler, Matteo Spampatti
  • Patent number: 9844734
    Abstract: The shooting toy (1) includes a shooter (5) and a projectile (4) to be ejected from the shooter. A trigger element (6) is movably mounted in a shooter body (7) and has a pusher part (10) adapted to push the projectile (4) away from its loaded position. The shooter (5) is adapted to eject the projectile (4) along a centre axis of a cylindrical surface of the projectile (4). A pinching element (8) is adapted to prevent ejection in said direction of the projectile (4) in its loaded position in the shooter body (7) by means of frictional force acting between a pinching surface of the pinching element (8) and the cylindrical surface of the projectile (4). The pinching surface is adapted to guide the cylindrical surface of the projectile (4) in the ejection direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: LEGO A/S
    Inventor: Aske Klejnstrup Garling
  • Patent number: 9844810
    Abstract: A hollow punch rivet is described having a flange and a rivet section. Furthermore, a method for the attachment of individual components to one another using a punch rivet is described, with at least one of the components being formed by a material of the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: PROFIL VERBINDUNGSTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Diehl, Richard Humpert, Andreas Lembach
  • Patent number: 9782002
    Abstract: A hanging bracket for the wall assembly of a wall-cupboard includes, in combination: a metallic base, an arm assembled and articulated on the base and protruding from it with a hook configured for anchoring to a plate (or other equivalent element) fixed to the wall, first and second regulation mechanisms regulating the position of the arm in height and in depth, respectively, and a flange integral with the base and equipped with at least one fixing unit of the hanging bracket to the wall-cupboard, wherein the fixing unit includes a shear-resistant element cooperating with a fixing peg of the hanging bracket to a shoulder of the cupboard. According to the invention, the peg is fitted onto a collar protruding from the flange, there also being a reciprocal fixing element between the collar and the peg, to make them integral with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: LEONARDO S.R.L.
    Inventor: Carlo Cattaneo
  • Patent number: 9605799
    Abstract: The present invention is a dual anchor device that quickly, inexpensively and space-efficiently anchors objects to free-standing slabs. The dual anchor device consists of a notched stem and a bushing. The device works by first inserting the bushing into a hole through a free-standing slab, and then inserting the notched stem into the bushing. Doing so automatically anchors the entire assembly to the free-standing slab. The bushing employs a first anchoring mechanism, consisting of flexible legs, which automatically latch onto free-standing slabs, and a second anchoring mechanism, consisting of a split sleeve possessing ledges that latch onto the notch in the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Calvin Cannon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9522583
    Abstract: A tie down apparatus that may be utilized for securing an item, such as a safety chain, wherein the tie down apparatus may be used with a hitch mounting system. In one embodiment, the tie down apparatus may include a receiving member, a tie down member, and a clocking member. The receiving member may include an opening located there through. The tie down member may include at least one aperture, wherein the tie down member may be capable of being located and rotated within the receiving member. The tie down member may be rotated either clockwise or counterclockwise. The locking member may include at least one leg capable of being housed within the aperture. The locking member may engage the receiving member once the tie down member is rotated, thereby trapping the item within the tie down apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Cequent Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard W. McCoy
  • Patent number: 9391390
    Abstract: A spring connector with waterproofing function includes a conductive tube having a distal end that is a contact part to be contacted with an object at one side; a conductive pin having a distal end that is a contact part to be contacted with an object at the other side, and protruded from an opening at a base end of the conductive tube; a spring held inside the conductive tube, and pressing the conductive pin to urge the conductive pin so as to protrude from the conductive tube; and an elastic member having a hole into which the conductive tube is inserted to be brought into tight contact with a side face of the conductive tube, the elastic member being spread in a flange-like shape from the side face of the conductive tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Endo, Shingo Orikasa
  • Patent number: 9194418
    Abstract: An improved cone nut for a structural channel is provided. The cone nut does not require gluing of the cone to the channel nut as in conventional methods. The cone instead houses the channel nut by a friction fit locking mechanism, resulting in a secure attachment of the cone to the channel nut which prevents failure of the cone by separation from the channel nut which would, in turn, render the channel nut useless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Suresh Kumar Parthibhan, Christine S. Reagan
  • Patent number: 9011536
    Abstract: An apparatus for anchoring at least two graft ligaments within a longitudinal bone tunnel includes a longitudinal sleeve having at least two ligament-contacting surfaces located in lateral opposition to a sleeve inner lumen. The sleeve is configured for at least partial insertion into the bone tunnel with each graft ligament positioned laterally adjacent a different ligament-contacting surface and at least partially located between the bone tunnel and the sleeve. An actuating member has proximal and distal actuating member ends. An asymmetrically offset profile is defined by the sleeve and/or the actuating member. The asymmetrically offset profile has engagement thresholds. The actuating member is inserted into the sleeve to cause frictional engagement of each graft ligament with both the bone tunnel and at least one ligament-contacting surface, the frictional engagement of each graft ligament being temporally spaced apart from the frictional engagement of at least one other graft ligament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Stephen D. Fening, Anthony Miniaci
  • Publication number: 20150086290
    Abstract: A compression limiting fastening system incorporating a spring element and cooperating compression limiting sleeve adapted for substantially coaxial receipt of a fastening element through a fastened component so as to apply a relatively light load to an outer surface of the fastened component during the fastening operation. Once fastened down, the compression limiting sleeve supports the fastening load while the spring element applies a relatively light opposing load to the fastened component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: John D. Bisset, Jason D. Holt, Ronald C. Owens, II, Daniel A. Dechant
  • Patent number: 8939425
    Abstract: A mounting device for mounting a fan includes a base board and two fixing assemblies. The fan includes two opposite boards. The base board forms four rods. Each fixing assembly includes a receiving member and an engaging member. The receiving member includes a first pole capable of extending through a corresponding one of the boards and a first block abutting against an outer surface of the board. The engaging member includes a second pole capable of extending though the other one of the boards to be engaged in the first pole, and a second block abutting against an outer surface of the other board. Each of the first and second blocks defines a fixing hole through which a corresponding one of the rods is capable of extending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Publication number: 20140361205
    Abstract: A setting screw connection for a mechanically or electromagnetically actuable hydraulic valve has a setting region, a setting screw with an external thread, and a setting nut with an internal thread for mutual engagement. At least one of the internal thread and external thread has a cross section which differs from a circular shape. Further, at least one of the internal thread and external thread is configured to be predominantly elastically deformed via the engagement with the respectively other thread such that at least one of the setting screw is secured against rotation at least in the setting region, and an axial play of the setting screw is prevented at least in the setting region. A hydraulic valve includes the setting screw connection, and has a valve piston which is positioned axially displaceably and is coupled axially to the setting screw connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Lorenz Lippert
  • Publication number: 20140178146
    Abstract: A bicycle expander basically includes an expander body, an expanding structure and a positioning shoulder. The expander body has a cylindrical shape and being capable of varying an effective diameter thereof. The expanding structure is operatively connected to the expander body to vary the effective diameter of the expander body. The positioning shoulder extends from an axial end portion of the expander body, the positioning shoulder including an abutment protruding a radially outward direction with respect to the expander body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SHIMANO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Yun MA
  • Patent number: 8690505
    Abstract: A fastener arrangement for fastening two or more articles together, the two or more articles having a first length, the fastener arrangement including: a fastener including an elongate clamping member for being received in an aperture of the two or more articles, the elongate clamping member being moveable between a contracted configuration in which the elongate clamping member has a length which is less than the first length and a lengthened configuration in which the elongate clamping member has a length which is greater than the first length, the elongate clamping member being resiliently biased towards the contracted configuration; and an actuator for moving the elongate clamping member, while in the aperture of the two or more articles, from the contracted configuration towards the lengthened configuration to enable the elongate clamping member to protrude through the aperture and to engage the articles in a clamping manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Bishop
  • Patent number: 8678729
    Abstract: A reinforcement system characterized by being formed by a standard helical rod, an expansion head adapted to the thread of the rod, a conical element made of a plastic material, a tube or sheath made of corrugated plastic, a reinforcement plate, and a standard threaded reinforcement nut, according to the helical rod employed, in order to provide immediate mechanical anchoring and the option of subsequent mortar injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: FCI Holdings Delaware, Inc.
    Inventor: Mauricio Antonio Hidalgo Salgado
  • Patent number: 8640505
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anchoring system of counterweights for washers and washer/dryer combos based on the presence of a plurality of tubular divaricable pins (40, 41,42) on the external walls of the plastic molded tubs (1) that, after being inserted into through holes (21a) obtained on the said counterweights, are designed to receive suitable divaricating inserts (40b, 41b, 42b) to prevent uncoupling from the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Meccanica Generale S.R.L.
    Inventors: Gianfranco Bacelli, Stefano Mancini
  • Patent number: 8637772
    Abstract: An electric cord securing device includes an attaching member and a securing member coupled to a body. The attaching member, during use, attaches the body to a selected location on the exterior of a electric cord. The securing member, during use, secures the body to an external structure or at least one other portion of the electric cord. Additionally, an electric cord includes at least one flexible conductor encased by a insulating sheath. One or more securing members are disposed on the exterior of the sheath. The securing members secure the portion of the cord proximate the securing member to at least one other portion of the electric cord or an external structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Bryan Anderton
  • Publication number: 20140017025
    Abstract: A smart material actuated fastener is provided. In another aspect, a fastener includes a shape memory material and a non-shape memory material with the shape memory material being a minority of the total fastener materials. A further aspect provides a fastener having workpiece-engaging surfaces made of an inactive and non-shape memory material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Todd L. Hemingway, Nicholas Jackson, Todd Murray, Walter B. Pipp, JR., Michael Richard Danby, Jason F. Reznar
  • Publication number: 20130280005
    Abstract: A rivet fastener includes a fastener body and a fastener pin which is inserted into the fastener body. A head of the fastener body defines a channel for receiving a head of the fastener pin, with lateral lands of the fastener body head exposed outwardly of sides of the fastener pin head. The exposed surface of the fastener body head defines hollows or recesses to accommodate tips of fingers of an installer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Illnois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Mark O. Lepper
  • Patent number: 8549724
    Abstract: A fastener for fastening at least two work pieces together comprises a body and a pin. The body has a head, a shaft extending from the head and an open hollow core extending into the shaft. The shaft has a retaining means spaced from the head to accommodate the work pieces. The retaining mechanism has a contracted configuration where it is sized to pass through holes in the work pieces and an expanded configuration where it is expanded in size or spacing such that the shaft is unable to be removed from the holes in the work pieces. The retaining mechanism defines a constriction in the core at which the core has a first width when the retaining mechanism is in its contracted configuration. The pin is locatable in the core. The pin has a least a first portion with an external width greater than the first width of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Brain Investments PTY Ltd.
    Inventor: Brian Davies
  • Patent number: 8540469
    Abstract: A retainer for a drop-in anchor includes a durable, moisture resistant member insertable into a sleeve of a drop-in anchor and configured to be retained in the sleeve by one or more threads disposed in the sleeve to prevent inadvertent removal of a plug from the sleeve. A drop-in anchor assembly includes a tubular sleeve having a first end including one or more internal threads, and an expandable second end. A plug is insertable in the sleeve such that when the plug is driven into an installed position in the sleeve the second end expands. A retainer formed of a durable moisture-resistant material is insertable in the sleeve behind the plug, and is configured to be retained in the sleeve by the one or more threads and prevent inadvertent removal of the plug from the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Armiento, T.J. Bland
  • Patent number: 8491652
    Abstract: An apparatus for anchoring at least two graft ligaments within a longitudinal bone tunnel includes a longitudinal sleeve having at least two radially spaced ligament-contacting surfaces located in lateral opposition to a sleeve inner lumen. The sleeve is configured for at least partial insertion into the bone tunnel with each graft ligament positioned laterally adjacent a different ligament-contacting surface. The graft ligaments are at least partially located between the bone tunnel and the sleeve. An actuating member has longitudinally separated proximal and distal actuating member ends. An asymmetrically offset profile is defined by at least one of the sleeve and the actuating member. The asymmetrically offset profile has a plurality of longitudinally spaced engagement thresholds. The actuating member is inserted longitudinally into the sleeve to cause frictional engagement of each graft ligament with both the bone tunnel and at least one ligament-contacting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Stephen D. Fening, Anthony Miniaci
  • Patent number: 8403610
    Abstract: A fastener includes a sleeve and a rod received in the sleeve. The sleeve includes a top end including at least one outer flange extending radially outward therefrom and at least one inner flange extending radially inward therefrom and a lower end including at least one spring tab. At least one spring tab comprises an outer flange at its end that extends radially outward. the sleeve is inserted into the receiving holes of the top article and the bottom article until the outer flange of the top end rests on the top plate, the rod is then pressed to move to drive at least one spring tab to deflect outwardly until the outer flange of at least one spring tab is held in contact with the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Gui Wang, Kok-Kan Chan, Hua-Lin Lv, Yu Zou
  • Publication number: 20120251262
    Abstract: A reinforcement system characterized by being formed by a standard helical rod, an expansion head adapted to the thread of the rod, a conical element made of a plastic material, a tube or sheath made of corrugated plastic, a reinforcement plate, and a standard threaded reinforcement nut, according to the helical rod employed, in order to provide immediate mechanical anchoring and the option of subsequent mortar injection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: FCI HOLDINGS DELAWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Mauricio Antonio Hidalgo Salgado
  • Publication number: 20120237313
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fixing element (1) for anchoring in an undercut drilled hole. The fixing element (1) has a shank portion (2) and an expansion element (3), there being arranged on the shank portion (2) an expander body (8) for expanding the expansion element (3) and a load-application means (7). The expansion element (3) is sleeve-like, having at its end that is at the rear in the direction of introduction (E) a ring-shaped main body (13) at the introduction end of which there is arranged an expansion lobe (10) having an opening (17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: FISCHERWERKE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Hartmut Bohnet, Jochen Kaupp, Roland Unterweger, Paul Schmieder
  • Publication number: 20120195707
    Abstract: A wall anchor for a screw, including a longitudinal axis, a cylindrical head collar at one end, a cylindrical tail collar at an opposite end, and a plurality of plastically deformable substantially longitudinal bars which connect the head collar to the tail collar. The head and tail collars have internal passages for a threaded screw shaft. The head collar has a transverse flange for abutment with a screw head. The tail collar has a nut for engagement with a threaded screw shaft. The nut includes a stack of at least three rings arranged substantially transverse the axis upon an annular end face of the tail collar. An internal hole though each ring is substantially coaxial with the axis, and a side of each ring is connected to the tail collar by a web. An assembly of the wall anchor and screw, and a method of manufacturing are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventor: Didier Villatte
  • Publication number: 20120195708
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fastening device for furniture fittings on furniture parts, comprising at least one dowel core that can be inserted into a hole of a furniture part, the dowel core being arranged inside a dowel sleeve, and an actuating device, by means of which the dowel sleeve can be moved relative to the dowel core, wherein the dowel sleeve spreads on the dowel core, wherein the dowel core is radially resilient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Oskar RAICH, Thomas NAGEL
  • Publication number: 20120117786
    Abstract: The blind rivet for fastening together a plurality of mounted components with mounting holes comprises a rivet body having a sleeve, a flange and a through hole; a mandrel having a slender stem and a head; and a washer. The head of the mandrel is adjacent to the sleeve-side end portion of the rivet body, the stem of the mandrel extends through the rivet body from the flange-side end portion, and the washer is mounted near the flange on the outer periphery of the sleeve of the rivet body. A portion of the outer peripheral surface of the sleeve adjacent to the flange is swaged to form a recessed portion so that the diameter in the other position is enlarged. The washer is pushed onto the enlarged-diameter portion and secured. The mounted components are fastened together between the enlarged end portion of the sleeve and the washer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: NEWFREY LLC
    Inventor: Takashi ASAKURA
  • Publication number: 20120045292
    Abstract: A method and an anchor for supporting items on a substrate such as drywall. The anchor comprises a structure configured to carry the anchoring element in a minimal cross section configuration through an insertion hole and to effect a first expansion. The anchor further comprises an adjustable cap member configured to be moved to fixedly position the anchoring element to the non-accessible side of the substrate. The anchoring element comprises a base channel member, a top channel member, and a connector-pivoting element configured to pivotally connect the top channel member to the base channel member. The top channel member is configured to be nested with the base channel member in the minimal cross section configuration and to be pivotally rotatable via the connector pivoting element in the plane parallel to the non-accessible side of the wall, with the pivotal rotation of the top channel member providing the second expansion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: MECHANICAL PLASTICS CORP.
    Inventor: Gordon E. Kaye
  • Publication number: 20120017421
    Abstract: A drop-in anchor includes a tubular sleeve having a first end and an expandable second end, the sleeve including one or more indicator surfaces offset from the first end along a sleeve axis of the sleeve. A plug is insertable in the sleeve such that when the plug is driven into an installed position in the sleeve, the second end expands and an installation tool interacts with the first end to provide a visual indication, due to contrast in appearance with the one or more indicator surfaces, of engagement of the drop-in anchor to a workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: POWERS PRODUCTS III, LLC
    Inventors: T.J. Bland, Robert La Barbera
  • Publication number: 20110176876
    Abstract: A method and a system for punctual fastening a waterproofing and protective membrane (13) of plastic material, for protective and waterproofing surfaces (19) of hydraulic works (10), such as canals, tunnels, dams and the like. In relation to surface areas subjected to fluid and/or wind actions, the protective membrane (13) is fastened to the concrete structure (11) of the hydraulic work and/or to ground (37) by a system of punctual fastening devices (15, 16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Alberto Scuero
  • Publication number: 20110135418
    Abstract: In one embodiment a method to join a first structure to a second structure, comprises aligning a first hole in the first structure with a second hole in the second structure and inserting a fastener into the first hole and the second hole. The fastener comprises a shape memory alloy which was formed into a first shape having a diameter slightly larger than a diameter of the first hole and the second hole when the shape memory alloy was in an austenite state and reduced to a second shape having a diameter less than the diameter of the first hole and the second hole when the shape memory alloy was in a martensite state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Brad L. Kirkwood, Lee C. Firth, Richard D. Widdle, Wesley B. Crow
  • Publication number: 20110110743
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fixing device for anchoring in a building material, comprising a fixing element with an axial conical anchoring region and a fixing region and a radially flexible clamping sleeve which may be clamped between the anchoring region and the building material. The invention further relates to a method for anchoring the fixing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Dietmar Heimer
  • Publication number: 20090252570
    Abstract: A workbench anchor utilizing counter acting wedges configured to expand laterally as they are drawn together longitudinally in order to lock the anchor in a workbench dog hole or other suitably sized hole by tightening a screw that passes through one wedge and into a threaded hole in a second wedge. Another threaded hole in the anchor can receive a screw or bolt for securing work pieces, jigs, fixtures or other structures to the anchor and, thereby, to the bench in which the anchor or anchors are mounted. An optional O-ring or other friction-increasing structure facilitates securing the anchor in and removing the anchor from the workbench by preventing the anchor from falling through the dog hole or other hole in which it is being positioned or from which it is being removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: ROBIN C. LEE
  • Publication number: 20090199365
    Abstract: A pin assembly for providing a stable anchor on multiple ends has an axle having a pair of end members formed on each end of the axle. The axle is placed in a first opening in a first mounting end of a component part and extends to a second opening in a second mounting end of the component part. A bearing is mounted on a central section of the axle. A spacer is positioned between the bearing and one of the first or second mounting ends. A pair of expansion sleeves is provided wherein one of the pair of expansion sleeves is positioned over each of the end members of the axle. A pair of locking devices is provided wherein one of the pair of locking devices is coupled to each of the end members. When tightened, the locking devices cause the expansion sleeves to press against interior walls of the first and second openings to anchor the axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Roger Svensson, Anders Carlsson, Everth Svensson
  • Publication number: 20080008553
    Abstract: A self-drilling anchor screw includes a shaft member. A drill bit portion is located at a first end of the shaft member. A threaded shaft portion is located along at least part of the shaft member. A transition shaft portion is located between the threaded shaft portion and the drill bit portion. A nut has nut threads adapted to thread onto the threaded shaft portion of the shaft member. The nut is located on the threaded shaft portion. A sleeve is located about the shaft member. At least part of the sleeve is located adjacent to the transition portion, and is capable of sliding along the shaft member for engaging the transition portion. A nut stop portion is located at a second end of the shaft member. The nut stop portion is adapted to prevent the nut from being unscrewed from the threaded shaft portion at the second end of the shaft member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Andrew Gillis, Dallas A. Powell
  • Publication number: 20070274800
    Abstract: The present invention relates a system to be used with an implanting tool having a tip part. The system has a longitudinal axis and comprises a polymeric screw (31) having a head (11) and an adapter between the screw (31) and the implanting tool. The adapter comprises a first part (32) which fits the tip part of the implanting tool. The first part comprises a first element and the system comprises a second element. The first element and the second element are connected to each other with a torque limiting junction having a first maximum torque when the screw is screwed in and a second maximum torque when the screw is screwed off. The shape of the first element and the second element is such that the second maximum torque of the torque limiting junction is greater than the first maximum torque, thus allowing the removal of the polymeric screw (31) from its position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: BIORETEC OY
    Inventors: Joonas Mikkonen, Harri Heino, Pertti Tormala, Pertti Vesanen, Timo Alinniemi
  • Patent number: 7234209
    Abstract: A clip engages an assist grip with an engaging portion of the clip engaged with a clip insertion hole of an attachment part. The assist grip is mounted to a body panel by engaging a first locking pawl of the clip with a rear surface of the body panel, and engaging a second locking pawl of the clip with a front surface of the body panel. A pressure plug is fitted into a rear end gap portion of the clip when a cap on the attachment part is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiharu Totani, Shuji Inui, Hidenori Yokoyama, Hiroyuki Tajima, Takeshi Hosokawa, Hikaru Ando, Mitsuyoshi Ohno
  • Patent number: 7223045
    Abstract: A device (1) for detachably connecting two abutting structural parts (2, 3) comprises a tie member (4), adapted to be at least partially inserted in a recess (5) formed in a first (2) of the structural parts (2, 3), and a locking element (6) operable to be disposed in a second (3) of the structural parts (2, 3) and to cooperate with an engagement surface (14, 45) of a rod member (10), slidably housed in a body (8) of the tie member (4), to pull the same towards the second structural part (3). The body (8) is provided with a first, expandable, portion (9) adapted to frictionally engage the recess (5) and with an engaging zone (13) cooperating with an expander region (12) of the rod member (10) operable to expand the first, expandable, portion (9) of the body (8) upon displacement of the rod member (10) relative to the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Agostino Ferrari S.p.A.
    Inventor: Carlo Migli
  • Patent number: 6991413
    Abstract: A method and apparatus removably and replaceably mounting a member in a hole that provides sufficient support for the member while also improving installation time of the anchor holding the member in place includes use of a drive anchor system. The drive anchor system includes a drive anchor. The drive anchor includes a hollow shaft having an internal chamber, an external wall, a first end, and a second end. A surface feature is disposed on the external wall for providing anchoring functionality. A bifurcating crevice extends from the second end of the hollow shaft toward the first end of the hollow shaft, and creates a first leg and a second leg of the hollow shaft. A member coupling is sized and dimensioned to fit within the internal chamber of the drive anchor, such that the member can couple with the member coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel B. Ballou, David S. McCue, Adam P. Stevens
  • Patent number: 6712573
    Abstract: A fitting to be removably fastened to a furniture part includes a body, at least one expanding plug anchored in the body, and a pin-shaped expansion part. The body has a projecting supporting throat to protrude into a cavity in the furniture part. The supporting throat has at least one recess into which a projection on the expanding plug extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Julius BLUM Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Edgar Huber