Nut Is Externally And Internally Threaded Cylinder Patents (Class 411/178)
  • Patent number: 10539372
    Abstract: A structural panel for a satellite comprising an elongate pipe mounted thereto. The heat pipe is bonded to the panel intermediate its remote ends with a thermally conductive adhesive. The adhesive is omitted proximate at least one distal end of the heat pipe. The at least one distal end of the heat pipe without adhesive is mechanically secured to the panel by at least one bolt received in a cooperating threaded receiving element. A method of manufacturing such a panel is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE LIMITED
    Inventor: John Houghton
  • Patent number: 10136923
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a polyaxial bone fixation element for use in spinal fixation to interconnect a longitudinal spinal rod with a patient's vertebra. The polyaxial bone fixation element preferably includes a bone anchor, a collet, a body, and a locking cap. The polyaxial bone fixation element preferably enables in-situ assembly. That is, the polyaxial bone fixation element is preferably configured so that in use, the bone anchor may be secured to the patient's vertebra prior to being received within the body. Accordingly, the polyaxial bone fixation element enables a surgeon to implant the bone anchor without the body to maximize visibility and access around the anchoring site. Once the bone anchor has been secured to the patient's vertebra, the body can be snapped-onto the bone anchor. The bone anchor preferably also includes a second tool interface so that a surgical instrument can be directly coupled to the bone anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Keyer, Joseph Capozzoli, Eric McDivitt
  • Patent number: 9970263
    Abstract: Disclosed are wellbore flow control devices that allow on-site field adjustments to flow characteristics. One autonomous inflow control device (AICD) assembly includes a base pipe defining one or more flow ports and an interior, at least one AICD arranged on the base pipe and having at least one fluid inlet and an outlet in fluid communication with one of the one or more flow ports, and a plug configured to be arranged in at least one of the at least one fluid inlet and the outlet of the at least one AICD by a well operator on-site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Lopez, Scott Cunningham, Michael Linley Fripp
  • Patent number: 9713487
    Abstract: A bone screw and a method for manufacturing the same includes a screw thread configuration having one or more grooves cut into a leading face of the thread, a trailing face of the thread, and/or the shaft between the threads. Other implementations include the incorporation of facets into the one or more grooves. The implementation of the one or more grooves increases the surface are of the orthopedic screw and functions to increase in anchoring the bone screw within the bone once inserted therein, and thereby reduce the possibility for the screw backing out after insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Orthopedic Medical Channels, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne A. Willert, Andrea Willert
  • Patent number: 9593705
    Abstract: A metal anchoring fastener fastens millwork onto walls constructed with wall cladding fastened to steel studs. The load typical of a loaded cabinet is borne by the steel stud anchors owing to the mate between the profile of the steel stud anchor and the layers of millwork and wall cladding and steel stud that said anchor penetrates. The pitch of the thread adorning the profile of the steel stud anchor progresses non-linearly along the length of said shaft, the shaft is generally non-linear in profile, and the thread profile is non-uniform along the length of said shaft. The anchor can also support a secondary screw concentrically penetrating the void at the center of the anchor, in order to hang loads from a wall, with or without millwork. Predrilling of the holes can enable installation of these zinc anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Franklin Jiri Call, Mark Robbeson
  • Patent number: 9028185
    Abstract: A device for joining a plastic part to a second part with an insert adapted to thread into the plastic part. The insert includes a longitudinal body with outer threads, a hole in the longitudinal body with female threads, and an annular flange. Protrusions and recesses on the bottom of the annular flange alternate in a radial pattern. The insert is threaded into an opening in the plastic part. The protrusions and recesses of the insert interact with the plastic part to resist over rotation of the insert. The opening in the plastic part may include a hole and a counter bore portion. The counter bore includes protrusions and recesses. The protrusions and recesses alternate in a radial pattern. When the insert is threaded into the opening, the protrusions and recesses of the insert interact with the protrusions and recesses of the plastic part and resist over rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Custom-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Dean Eggers, Ronald A. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 8946956
    Abstract: A fixing structure of a radial lead of a rotating electrical machine connects slip rings provided to a rotation shaft of a rotor and axial leads disposed in a center hole of the rotation shaft and supplying a current to a rotor coil. A radial lead is inserted into a radial lead hole penetrating through the rotation shaft in a radial direction from the center hole and a tapered male screw formed at one end is threaded into a tapered female screw formed in the axial lead while the other end is electrically connected to the slip ring. A sealing member installed to a step portion of the radial lead hole is fastened, via a spacer, by a fastening nut threaded into a straight screw of the radial lead, so that a side of the center hole is maintained airtight from an outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihide Kikuichi, Kiyonori Koga
  • Patent number: 8888428
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an insert nut having a diamond lattice structure comprises cutting and forging a metal rod and thus preparing a forged article having a flange and a nut body; pressing-in the forged article between a first thread rolling die formed with a first annular die protrusion and a left diagonal die protrusion for forming a left diagonal line of a diamond lattice and a second thread rolling die formed with a second annular die protrusion and a right diagonal die protrusion for forming a right diagonal line of the diamond lattice; and pressing the forged article with the thread rolling dies, and then moving up and down each of the thread rolling dies so that a plurality of diamond lattices and an annular protrusion are arranged on the external circumferential surface of the nut body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Gen Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won Sool Park
  • Patent number: 8651787
    Abstract: An external surface for a fastener insert to be embedded in a component includes ridges extending along an outer surface of the portion to be embedded. The ridges include end-to-end projections that vary in width and height from one end of a projection to an opposite end of a projection. Wedges are formed in the surface between adjacent ridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Levey, Jason D. Holt, Robert R. Schaser
  • Publication number: 20140023453
    Abstract: A wire thread insert including a body having a leading end and a trailing end, a first segment having a first plurality of coils and a first diameter, and a second segment having at least one coil and a second diameter. The second diameter of the second segment is greater than the first diameter of the first segment. A bolt threadedly engages the insert, and the bolt/insert assembly threadedly engages a hole of a workpiece. When the bolt/insert assembly is installed into the hole, the at least one coil expands diametrically outwardly into the internal threads of the hole so that the at least one coil remains seated therein. The bolt is removable while the insert remains within the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Alan HOLLENSEN
  • Patent number: 8540200
    Abstract: A soft padeye is shown and disclosed. The soft padeye has a spindle that runs through the deck of the ship or boat or other surface. The fastener is then screwed on the shaft and secured against the deck securing the fastener and the spindle to the deck. The spindle has a hole through it allowing the passage of a loop of line. The loop remains above deck while the two ends of the loop are fed through the shaft and tied in a knot that will not pull through the shaft. This allows the user to secure line or other hardware to the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: John E. Franta
  • Patent number: 8449235
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a threaded insert having an internal and external thread which have different thread pitches or the same thread pitch, wherein the threaded insert is wound from a profile strip which, on the one side thereof, is pre-shaped with the profile of the external thread, and on the other side thereof, is pre-shaped with the profile of the internal thread, and to a threaded insert which is generated by means of said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Ludwig Hettich & Co.
    Inventors: Ulrich Hettich, Stefan Hettich
  • Patent number: 8434981
    Abstract: A screw anchor for concrete attachment to a railroad tie or solid track comprises external threads (16) disposed on the exterior of the screw anchor (10) and internal threads (18) disposed inside the screw anchor (10) for force-fitted connecting to a fastening element (30), wherein the screw anchor (10) comprises two sections (12, 14) adjacent to one another in the longitudinal direction, the first section (12) having a substantially cylindrical external shape and the second section (14) having a substantially conical external shape, and wherein the second section (14) is disposed between the first section (12) and an inlet opening (26) for the fastening element (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Vossloh Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Bösterling, André Hunold, Eugen Gart
  • Patent number: 8376677
    Abstract: The invention relates to a threaded insert (10) having a central coaxial bore (12) having an internal thread (14) in a rotationally symmetrical body, one end thereof having an external force engagement (16), and having a central externally protruding flange (18), wherein the end of the rotationally symmetrical body opposite the force engagement (16) on the other side of the flange (18) has an external thread (20) comprising a thread pitch opposite that of the internal thread (14) and the flange (18) has radially extending ribs (26) on the side thereof facing the external thread (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Acument GmbH & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Thorsten Schraer
  • Patent number: 8374307
    Abstract: A nut assembly for connecting adjoining poles in a nuclear reactor may include an upper nut and a lower nut. The upper nut may include threads on an inner surface of the upper nut. The lower nut may include threads on an inner surface of the lower nut. The lower nut may include threads on an outer surface of the lower nut. The upper nut may rotate over the lower nut in order to lock the lower nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory A. Francisco, Robert W. Whitling
  • Patent number: 8206071
    Abstract: An anchor bolt assembly for securing a cabinet and other structures to a sub-floor. A bolt with coaxial upper and lower threaded bores receives a threaded member from above and secures it to a threaded member from below. The upper threaded bore allows the cabinet to be secured to the upper floor. The lower threaded bore provides a securing means for the anchor bolt and its attachments through coupling the threaded bolt from the upper threaded bore to a threaded member protruding from the sub-floor. This threaded member engages the lower threaded bore. The threaded bores of the bolt provide two areas of stabilization against shear and torsional stresses along the axis of the anchor bolt assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7985040
    Abstract: A screw assembly includes hollow first screw and a second screw smaller than the first screw in size. A first thread is defined on an outer surface of the first screw. A receiving hole is defined in the first screw. The second screw is adapted to be received in the receiving hole to engage with the first screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiang Cao
  • Patent number: 7922433
    Abstract: In some embodiments fastening apparatus includes a threaded fastening element adapted to be threaded into a hole provided in a first component, the threaded fastening element including a locking collar that is defined by at least one outer peripheral surface, and a locking washer adapted to fit within a recess formed in the component to limit rotation of the threaded fastening element once the element is threaded into the component hole, the washer including an inner opening defined by at least one inner peripheral surface and a non-circular outer shape defined by an outer peripheral surface, the inner opening being adapted to receive the locking collar such that the at least one outer peripheral surface of the collar can contact the at least one inner peripheral surface of the washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark J. Ricciardo
  • Publication number: 20110070047
    Abstract: An insert (100) having a first insert portion (102) a second insert portion (104) and a third insert portion (106) for installation into a first bore portion (136), a second bore portion (138) and a third bore portion (140) respectively in which the first bore portion (136) is larger than the second and third insert portions (104, 106) and the second bore portion (138) is larger than the third insert portion (106).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: PSM IP LIMITED
    Inventor: Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 7891379
    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: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventors: David E. Albrecht, David E. Albrecht, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7862283
    Abstract: A helical-shaped insert to engage a threaded fastener to a receiving member includes a helical coil having a plurality of coil sections having inner and outer surfaces forming a thread shape, and opposing first and second coil end sections. A removable tang extends radially inward from the first coil end section. A continuously curved surface at a finished end of the second coil end section forms a tangent point where the continuously curved surface tangentially meets the second coil end section outer surface. A notch in the first coil end section proximate to the tang and positioned between the inner and outer surfaces permits removal of the tang by mechanical failure at the notch. A second notch in the second coil end section and the continuously curved surface assist coil removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: William Giannakakos, William J Lutkus, John F Carvalho
  • Patent number: 7856955
    Abstract: The invention relates to a supporting sleeve (10) for cylinder head screws, which is provided with a self-threading external thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Acument GmbH & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Peter Jucknath, Rainer Krauss
  • Patent number: 7828015
    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: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventors: David E. Albrecht, David E. Albrecht, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7819613
    Abstract: A self-tapping insert is installed in a pre-existing bore hole in a workpiece by rotating the insert, causing cutting threads on the exterior of the self-tapping insert to cut new threads. Engagement threads on the exterior of the self-tapping insert engage the new threads to retain the self-tapping insert within the workpiece. The self-tapping insert may comprise internal threads which are used to replaced damaged threads in the workpiece. The exterior threads of the self-tapping insert may be configured as left-handed threads, while the internal threads are right-handed threads. The top of the self-tapping insert may comprise a plurality of castellations, and a drive head having matching castellations may be employed to install the self-tapping insert, eliminating the need for installing the insert with a drive bolt. The exterior of the self-tapping insert may further comprise a leading edge for cutting the new threads, where the leading edge has greater radial extension than the trailing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Carl Strom
  • Patent number: 7731464
    Abstract: There is provided an insert nut, having an outer hollow portion made of a resin material and an inner hollow portion made of a metal material. The outer hollow portion has a projection functioning as a male screw or wedge formed on an outer surface thereof. The inner hollow portion has a female screw formed on an inner surface thereof. The inner hollow portion is press-fitted to the outer hollow portion by inserting one end of the inner hollow portion into the outer hollow portion to reach a final position. Further insertion of the inner hollow portion is prevented beyond the final position. Said one end of the inner hollow portion is caulked with the outer hollow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Nagayama Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yutaka Nagayama
  • Patent number: 7585237
    Abstract: A bicycle component is configured with an axle fixing structure. In the preferred embodiment, the bicycle component is an electric derailleur. The bicycle component has a base member rotatably supported on an axle. Preferably, the axle includes a shaft portion with a head portion disposed adjacent a first end of the shaft portion for limiting axial movement of the base member in a first axial direction of the shaft portion, and a threaded portion disposed adjacent a second end of the shaft portion with external threads. A first locking member is threaded onto the external threads and configured to limit axial movement of the base member in a second axial direction of the shaft portion. Preferably, a second locking member is threaded into the internal threads of the second end of the shaft portion to secure the first locking member on the fastening portion of the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Masahiko Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20090110509
    Abstract: A self-tapping insert is installed in a pre-existing bore hole in a workpiece by rotating the insert, causing cutting threads on the exterior of the self-tapping insert to cut new threads. Engagement threads on the exterior of the self-tapping insert engage the new threads to retain the self-tapping insert within the workpiece. The self-tapping insert may comprise internal threads which are used to replaced damaged threads in the workpiece. The exterior threads of the self-tapping insert may be configured as left-handed threads, while the internal threads are right-handed threads. The top of the self-tapping insert may comprise a plurality of castellations, and a drive head having matching castellations may be employed to install the self-tapping insert, eliminating the need for installing the insert with a drive bolt. The exterior of the self-tapping insert may further comprise a leading edge for cutting the new threads, where the leading edge has greater radial extension than the trailing edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Carl Strom
  • Publication number: 20090047094
    Abstract: A tolerance compensating fastener comprising a first member having a first member bore and an outer surface having threads, a second member having a second member bore and a spherical portion engaged with the first member, a third member having threads and disposed through the first member bore and the second member bore, the third member threads engagable with a first mounting portion, a fourth member engaged between the first member and the third member, the fourth member transmits a torque from the third member to the first member whereby the first member is rotated from a second mounting portion toward the first mounting portion, and the second member disposed between the first member and the first mounting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Roger Derrick Stone, Ralph Emery
  • Patent number: 7465136
    Abstract: There is provided an insert nut, wherein a dies is pressed on one surface of a predetermined metal plate 7 to form a screw portion 8, so as to form a patterned portion 9 on the other surface of the metal plate by forming the screw portion, wherein the metal plate 7 is wound such that the screw portion 8 to become a female screw 2 is located inside so as to form a cylindrical form, and then the opposite edges 7a, 7b of the wound metal plate are connected together to form a cylindrical shank portion 3, wherein the outside surface of the exposed patterned portion of the shank 3 is covered with a resin layer 6 such that projections 5 of a synthesis resin is formed at the outside thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Nigayama Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yutaka Nagayama
  • Patent number: 7441998
    Abstract: A fastening element for hard constructional components includes a cylindrical base body (22), a self-tapping thread (27) provided at least on a portion of an outer surface (26) of the base body (22) and having a runout (28) that is spaced from a first end (24) of the base body (22) to provide a thread-free section (31) on the outer surface (26) of the base body (22) and extending from the first end (24) in a direction of a second end (25) of the base body (22), and an inwardly located engagement element (32) for a setting bit (13) arranged in a region of the thread-free section (31) and having an axial extent (F) smaller than an axial extent (E) of the thread-free section (31), and a receptacle opening (33) that opens toward the second end (25) and adjoins the engagement element (32) in the direction of the second end (25), and is provided with load application element (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Manfred Gahler, Josef Glogger, Franz Huber, Martin Volker, Michael Radl, Juergen Wieser
  • Publication number: 20080240883
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a threaded insert having an internal threaded surface and an external threaded surface. The threaded surfaces have threads that are threaded in opposite directions. Thus, if the internal threaded surface is a right handed thread, then the external threaded surface will be a left handed thread. Through the use of the opposite direction threads the insert counteracts torque applied to a threaded fastener as it is inserted or removed. This results in a threaded insert that both resists over tightening of the fastener, and assists in the removal of the fastener from the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: TENNANT COMPANY
    Inventor: Mark Joseph Walling
  • Patent number: 7396198
    Abstract: A threaded insert for providing stronger threads to a parent material. The threaded insert includes a bushing portion having male threads on the external surface and female threads within an internal bore. The threaded insert also includes keys which lock the threaded insert into a threaded hole within the parent material. The keys are positioned within slots along the external surface of the bushing portion of the threaded insert. The slots include two substantially parallel walls which are substantially perpendicular to a bottom surface of the slots. A method for assembling the threaded insert reduces the tendency of the keys to be installed offset from the bottom surface of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Hi-Shear Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis Schultz
  • Patent number: 7267309
    Abstract: A Furniture Leg Extension and Leveling Device and Method for Use is disclosed. The device enables the user to adjust the height of a piece of furniture, such as a bathroom vanity cabinet. The device and method involves adding an extension member to each of the legs of the cabinet. The device attaches with a single custom bolt that threads into a threaded insert that is screwed into a bore cut into the bottom of the legs. The device further includes a leveling foot for accomplishing fine adjustment to leg height to account for minute floor surface irregularities. The custom bolt used for attaching the extension member has a threaded post at one end and a threaded bore formed at its other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Hanson
  • Patent number: 7234906
    Abstract: A threaded insert for providing stronger threads to a parent material. The threaded insert includes a bushing portion having male threads on the external surface and female threads within an internal bore. The threaded insert also includes keys which lock the threaded insert into a threaded hole within the parent material. The keys are positioned within slots along the external surface of the bushing portion of the threaded insert. The slots include two substantially parallel walls which are substantially perpendicular to a bottom surface of the slots. A method for assembling the threaded insert reduces the tendency of the keys to be installed offset from the bottom surface of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Hi-Shear Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis Schultz
  • Patent number: 7223106
    Abstract: A connector includes: a first connector body having a plurality of first lead terminals soldered onto a first wiring board; a second connector body having a plurality of second lead terminals soldered onto a second wiring board; a screw member; and a fastening member engageable to the screw member. The first connector body and the second connector body are engaged with each other to bring the first lead terminals and the second lead terminals into contact such that the first lead terminals and the second terminals electrically connect the first wiring board to the second wiring board. The first and second wiring boards and the first and second connector bodies are integrally fastened together by engaging the screw member to the fastening member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuji Nakajima, Kenji Kaji
  • Patent number: 7056075
    Abstract: A self-tapping masonry anchor includes an axial bore that is formed at one end and extends through a portion of the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Powers Fasteners, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Powers, Paul Gaudron
  • Patent number: 7025552
    Abstract: An assembly for automatically compensating variations of the spacing between first and second structural members due to manufacturing and/or mounting tolerances. The assembly comprises a mounting bolt, a base element, and an adjustment sleeve. The adjustment sleeve has a drive portion adapted to be engaged with the nut by frictional drag and rotatable relative to said mounting bolt when said frictional drag has been overcome. The drive portion comprises an internal annular plastic portion which projects from the wall of the adjustment sleeve radially outwards sufficiently so as to frictionally engage the threads of the mounting bolt to provide for said frictional drag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Bollhoff Verbindungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Friedrich Grubert, Uwe Kirchhecker, Frank Kassing
  • Patent number: 6974290
    Abstract: An assembly and method for mounting tow or more panels where a first member is mounted to, into or from a support, a second member is threaded to the mounted first member, and a third member is threaded to the second member when it is already threadingly engaged to the mounted first member, wherein the second member has a portion extending through a hole in a first panel and into the first member so as to retain between the first and second member the first panel, and wherein the third member has a portion extending through a hole in a first panel and into the second member so as to retain between the first and second member the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Dynamic Marketing Group Limited
    Inventor: David Grenville Pountney
  • Patent number: 6969221
    Abstract: A threaded insert for providing stronger threads to a parent material. The threaded insert includes a bushing portion having male threads on the external surface and female threads within an internal bore. The threaded insert also includes keys which lock the threaded insert into a threaded hole within the parent material. The keys are positioned within slots along the external surface of the bushing portion of the threaded insert. The slots include two substantially parallel walls which are substantially perpendicular to a bottom surface of the slots. A method for assembling the threaded insert reduces the tendency of the keys to be installed offset from the bottom surface of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Hi-Shear Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis Schultz
  • Patent number: 6905298
    Abstract: A nut assembly is disclosed that will ensure that the shank of a bolt that features a measurable grip length will pass through the contact plane of adjoining members. The nut assembly also allows the desired compressive force in the adjoining members to be attained by using a telescopic feature of the nut to allocate additional thread action for the bolt, enabling the bolt to be drawn into the nut further than what would be allowed by a standard nut. The adaptability of the nut assembly can eliminate the need for washers or shims to adjust the shank penetration of the bolt. The nut assembly is useful for application in which the specified thread length and the grip length of the bolt is incompatable with the abutment thickness of the adjoining members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: Joseph E. Haring
  • Patent number: 6884014
    Abstract: The invention comprises a tolerance compensating mounting device comprising a bushing having an internal and external thread. The bushing is threaded into a part to be mounted to a surface. A bolt is then threaded into a bushing bore using the internal threads. The internal threads cause an interference fit between the bolt shank and the threads, temporarily preventing further insertion of the bolt. The bolt is then turned further, thereby turning the bushing and causing the bushing to unscrew from the part toward the mounting surface until the bushing seats on the mounting surface, thereby completely compensating for a tolerance gap. As the bolt is turned further, at a relatively low torque the sacrificial internal threads are stripped allowing the bolt to be fully torqued into the mounting surface hole, thereby simultaneously connecting the components with a properly torqued connection while compensating for a tolerance gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Roger Stone, Brian Russell Knight
  • Patent number: 6843629
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device for providing a blind hole for making a removable connection to an enclosure. The device has a cylindrical shaft with a proximal portion and a distal portion. A head is formed at the distal portion of the shaft. The proximal portion of the shaft has external threads, which may by threaded into a hole of the enclosure. The proximal portion also has a tapped bore, axially formed in the shaft, which has internal threads to receive another threaded device. The tapped bore is closed at the distal portion, such that when it receives the other threaded device, the other device does not intrude into the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim George Farral, Barclay H. Hurst
  • Patent number: 6840728
    Abstract: The present invention provides for fastener inserts and methods of manufacturing the same. The fastener inserts include selectively removable tangs which can be broken away more cleanly than with other commercially available fastener inserts. Further, the methods of manufacture offer a significant improvement in the production process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: William Giannakakos, John F. Carvalho, Roger Zitnay, J. Peter Ferreira
  • Publication number: 20040175253
    Abstract: A self-tapping masonry anchor includes an axial bore that is formed at one end and extends through a portion of the anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: Powers Fasteners, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Powers, Paul Gaudron
  • Publication number: 20040136807
    Abstract: A thread repair insert includes an external surface at least partially threaded, and at least one containment recess formed in the external surface and spaced a distance from a leading end of the insert. The containment recess includes at least one cutting edge for cutting material to form threads and is configured to retain substantially all of the cut material. The annular sleeve can be formed of through hardened metal. The internal surface can include at least a portion with pipe threads. The thread repair insert can be used to repair damaged threads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: GARD Specialists Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Foerster
  • Publication number: 20040120789
    Abstract: A female screw mechanism and a nut, comprising an insert attached to a female screw. The diameter of at least one turn at one end of the insert on the side for the insertion of a male screw into the insert is smaller than the diameter of the male screw. The other end of the insert is fixed to a female screw component, such as the nut, by welding, adhesive bonding, etc. A bent portion on the other end of the insert may be fixed by being fitted in a groove in the female screw component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventor: Michio Masuda
  • Publication number: 20040096291
    Abstract: A thread-cutting screwed dowel has an essentially cylindrical, sleevelike dowel body with an axial bore and with a load engagement device disposed in the interior of the dowel body, for example with a female thread. On its outer face, the dowel body is equipped with at least one cutting edge, which extends helically along a majority of the outer face of the dowel body and protrudes radially past it. The helical cutting edge is embodied as a primary cutting edge and wraps around the dowel body over its length in at least three windings. Besides the load engagement device, an additional engagement is provided for transmitting a torque in the interior of the dowel body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventor: Stefan Reiter
  • Patent number: 6736578
    Abstract: A front mounted retaining mechanism including a retention device and a captivatable device. The retention device has a head and a hollow shank. The head or the shank may include inwardly directed threads. The shank may include outwardly directed threads to facilitate mounting within a structure. The captivatable device includes a head and a shank, with the shank including a portion having a greater diameter than the remainder of the shank. That portion may be threads or a retainer ring. The captivatable device is threaded into the retention device in such a way as to allow its captivation therein. Then the first structure is aligned with a second structure into which the captivatable device is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Accurate Screw Machine Co.
    Inventor: Rodger McIninch
  • Patent number: 6726421
    Abstract: A helical thread insert having a removable tang attached to the front end of the insert, a retention device, and a removal notch located along the rear portion of the insert. The removable tang is oriented radially inward and includes a “V” shaped notch oriented along a bottom of a thread to detach the tang at a specified point. The retention device is located at a rear end of the thread insert and prevents counterclockwise, or removal rotation of the insert by engaging female threads of the bore in which the helical thread insert is disposed. The removal notch is formed along an inner surface of the insert proximal to the retention device to allow a tool to actuate the retention device inward, generally away from the female threads of a parent material, to allow relatively free counterclockwise rotation and removal of the thread insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: William Giannakakos, John F. Carvalho
  • Patent number: 6726422
    Abstract: Described herein are fastener inserts formed from a titanium alloy which reduce corrosion in a fastener assembly. In addition to reduced corrosion, particularly galvanic corrosion, the fastener insert is lightweight and provides improved strength to weight ratios as compared to stainless steel fastener inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventor: William Giannakakos