Having Stay Bolt Spacer Sleeve Patents (Class 411/367)
  • Patent number: 11807320
    Abstract: A pin retention device comprises a fastener defining a longitudinal axis, a first end and a second end along the longitudinal axis, a head at the first end and a threaded portion at the second end, a tubular spacer defining a thru-hole configured to receive the fastener, and a nut defining a threaded hold configured to mate with the threaded portion of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Gerardo De La Torre
  • Patent number: 11217814
    Abstract: A fuel battery stack is provided with: hole portions formed in a coolant supplying manifold; cylindrical collar members provided in the hole portions; and fastening bolts inserted in the cylindrical collar members and screwed in a second end plate. On the inner circumferential surface of each of the hole portions, a plurality of projections that support the outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical collar member are provided so as to protrude radially inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motohiro Takahashi, Jun Kondo, Mitsuru Ikeo, Hiromitsu Sato
  • Patent number: 10894570
    Abstract: A pin retention device comprises a fastener defining a longitudinal axis, a first end and a second end along the longitudinal axis, a head at the first end and a threaded portion at the second end, a tubular spacer defining a thru-hole configured to receive the fastener, and a nut defining a threaded hold configured to mate with the threaded portion of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Gerardo De La Torre
  • Patent number: 9644669
    Abstract: A vehicle and a compression load limiter assembly for the vehicle are disclosed. The assembly includes a first component defining a first hole along a first axis to present a first wall radially spaced from the first axis. The assembly also includes a second component defining a second hole along a second axis to present a second wall radially spaced from the second axis. The first and second holes generally align with each other to couple together the first and second components. The assembly further includes a load limiter member including a first body portion engaging one of the first and second walls when disposed in one of the first and second holes. The first body portion has a radially compliant feature to allow movement of the load limiter member within one of the first and second holes in response to a force being applied to the load limiter member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Leonard Barry Griffiths, David R. Staley
  • Patent number: 8920091
    Abstract: A fastener assembly including an elongate fastener adapted to extend through a chamber having a longitudinal axis, a first end and a second end; a first seal disposed at least partially at the first end of the fastener to prevent leakage of fluid from the chamber; and a second seal disposed at least partially at the second end of the fastener to prevent leakage of fluid from the chamber. In a specific embodiment, the first and second seals are conical seals and a third seal is provided by a gasket. The invention also provides a method for securing a fluid filled chamber to a surface by using embodiments of the fastener assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Ethan S. Heinrich, Alberto F. Viscarra, Jennifer G. Wensel, Stephen E. Sox
  • Publication number: 20140314520
    Abstract: A detachable fin is secured to a socket imbedded into the bottom layer of a watercraft such as a surfboard, wind surf board, standup paddle board, or kayak for example, by a mechanism including a screw whose head which is captured into a slot in the socket, and which passes through a hole in a spur projecting from the portion of the fin inserted into the slot. Two pivotally joined arms engaged over the screw astride a nut and forming a surrounding sleeve. The arms are locked in place by a padlock hasp, preventing the unauthorized extraction of the fin and a situs for locking to a cable or chain for securing the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew J. Friedman, Michael L. Bill
  • Patent number: 8833721
    Abstract: Gas turbine engine systems and related methods involving thermally isolated retention are provided. In this regard, a representative method for attaching a gas turbine engine component includes using a fastener, varying in diameter along a length thereof, to prevent a portion of a component from being crimped between surfaces to which the component is attached such that the component moves relative to the surfaces responsive to thermal cycling of a gas turbine engine of which the surfaces and the component are constituent parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Sadil, Claude I. Barnett, Jr., Ricky A. Daigle
  • Publication number: 20140219743
    Abstract: A threaded connector for securing a panel member to a structure and for adjusting the position of the panel member relative to the structure. The connector comprises an elongate one-piece stud, a first spacer, a threaded nut, a second spacer and a turning formation. The connector permits the panel member to be mounted on the stud and the stud to be rotated to adjust the position of the panel member relative to the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Milan Mitrovic
  • Patent number: 8747040
    Abstract: A screw assembly element in a first part is provided for use when attaching the first part to a second part using a screw. The assembly element comprises a sleeve arranged in a hole in the first part, the sleeve being cylindrical. At least a portion of the first part extends into the inside of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Niklas Sjoeholm, Anders Petren
  • Publication number: 20130322985
    Abstract: An assembly includes a first part, a second part, a sleeve, and a fastener. The first part has a first hole with a threaded portion therein. Additionally, the first hole has a first counterbore. The second part has a second hole with a second counterbore. The second counterbore is arranged to oppose the first counterbore. The sleeve is inserted into the second counterbore and extends to insert into the first counterbore. The fastener has a threaded end portion and a reduced diameter portion and extends through the first hole and into the second hole. The reduced diameter portion of the fastener is surrounded by the sleeve when the fastener is inserted to mount the first part with the second part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene C. Gasmen, Christopher St. Mary
  • Publication number: 20130202450
    Abstract: A fan and shaft assembly for a turbofan gas turbine engine comprises a shaft and a fan. Sets of aligned throughbores are respectively of the shaft and the fan, at a junction between the shaft and the fan. Fastening systems are provided for the sets of aligned throughbores. Each fastening system comprises a sleeve received in one of the sets of aligned throughbores and sized to fit without play in the set of aligned throughbores. A head of the sleeve abuts a surface at the junction between the shaft and the fan. A fastener is inserted in the sleeve and extends beyond both ends of the sleeve to clamp the fan to the shaft, the fastener being loosely received in the sleeve. A method for replacing a component of a fastening system retaining a fan to a shaft is provided as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: RICHARD IVAKITCH, Andreas Eleftheriou, Alain Carrieres
  • Publication number: 20130195578
    Abstract: A wall mounting assembly includes a threaded bolt having a longitudinally extending bore, an anchor bar, a cord, and a bushing configured to plug the hole in the wall. The bolt and anchor bar, attached by the cord, can be introduced through a hole in the wall and, by retrieving the cord, the threaded bolt can be caused to insert through a bolt hole in the anchor bar, and through the bushing aperture plugging the hole in the wall, thereby drawing the anchor bar flush against an interior surface of the wall. A fixture back plate positioned between an exterior surface of the wall and an end of the bolt, can be secured against the exterior surface of the wall by tightening a nut onto the threaded bolt, thereby also securing the anchor bar flush against the interior surface of the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Scott T. Gleason
  • Patent number: 8403612
    Abstract: A fastener assembly for attaching a fastener to an opening of a sheet material is disclosed. The sheet material is typically located adjacent to a base structure and the fastener assembly affords radial movement of the fastener relative to the opening of the sheet material. The radial movement allows the fastener to be aligned with a desired location on the base structure, e.g. a threaded aperture—after being attached to the sheet material. In this manner, the fastener assembly provides for the placement of the fastener in difficult to reach and/or see locations until it can be attached to the base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Quality Safety Systems
    Inventors: Sean Anthony Wright, William Brian Deming, Steven Edward Owen, Jamaine Channte Arrington, Vasudeva Sankarshana Murthy
  • Publication number: 20120223211
    Abstract: A device for vibration-damping mounting of a vehicle brake system fluid assembly in a receiving opening includes a stay bolt, an elastic damping element in the form of a sleeve through which the stay bolt passes, a clamping sleeve guided by the stay bolt, and a screw element having an internal thread. The stay bolt comprises a connecting pin and a threaded shank having an external thread onto which the screw element can be screwed in order to move the clamping sleeve axially on the stay bolt towards the elastic damping element. The clamping sleeve and the screw element are in the form of a one-piece clamping element having a bearing shoulder, wherein the axial force generated by the clamping element as a result of the screwing-on movement acts via the bearing shoulder on the elastic damping element. A fluid assembly includes at least one such device for vibration-damping mounting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Mayr, Andreas Weh
  • Publication number: 20110097176
    Abstract: The fastening is performed by using the fastening bolt of the conventional mass-produced car, the fastening method capable of obtaining “Resonance frequency” of the aimed body and the sub frame rigid collar for car used for the fastening method, are provided by the tightening work with the conventional specified torque, and only by simple work of interposing the sub frame rigid collar for car, without need the work of any special processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Tatsuru Ichishima
  • Publication number: 20110094176
    Abstract: A spacer for an anchor includes a base having first and second sides. The first side is adapted for engagement with an anchor. At least two spikes extend from the second end of the base. An opening is provided within the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph Bronner
  • Patent number: 7748936
    Abstract: A clamping device with overload protection and a process to connect both elements, which are to be connected, whereby the clamping device is fitted with an element to be connected first, an element to be connected second, which is connected to the first element, and a bracing bolt to connect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: P & S Vorspannsysteme AG
    Inventors: Norbert Schneider, Gerhard Ploke
  • Patent number: 7686555
    Abstract: A fastener that includes a shaft and a sleeve is provided. The shaft extends along a longitudinal axis that passes through a central portion, e.g., the centroid of a head of the shaft. The sleeve is wrapped partially around the shaft. The sleeve has a gap that separates first and second circumferential extents thereof, a first thickness adjacent the first circumferential extent, and a second thickness between the second circumferential extent and the first circumferential extent. The first thickness is less than the second thickness. The sleeve has a first rotational position relative to the shaft and a second rotational position relative to the shaft different form the first rotational position. The longitudinal axis is in substantially the same location in both the first and second rotational positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nils E. Larson, Michael K. Liebman, Jonathan M. Garbarino
  • Patent number: 7591246
    Abstract: An isolated fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine includes a fuel rail with a clamping method operable to retain an isolating member with respect to the fuel rail. The isolating member operates to isolate the vibratory motion of the fuel delivery system form the attachment point or points. The attachment point is typically a cylinder head of the internal combustion engine. Additionally, an isolating ring assembly is provided having a first and second stiffening member with an isolating ring member disposed therebetween. The isolating ring assembly is disposed between a fuel injector of the isolated fuel delivery system and the cylinder head. The isolating ring member operates to isolate the vibratory motion of the fuel injector from the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Beardmore, Matthew Timothy Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20090169332
    Abstract: It is an object to prevent the occurrence of noise from a hollow of an anchor integrated liner, to facilitate the installation of the anchor integrated liner, and to fix its liner part to its anchor shaft part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Suehiro-System Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Morio Suehiro, Hiroyuki Suehiro
  • Patent number: 7121780
    Abstract: Dual load path fastener systems, and methods for their use, are described herein. In one embodiment, a dual load path fastener system includes first and second fasteners. The first fastener has a first end portion, a second end portion spaced apart from the first end portion, and a hole extending through the first and second end portions. The second fastener is configured to extend through the hole in the first fastener with a third end portion of the second fastener protruding beyond the first end portion of the first fastener and a fourth end portion of the second fastener protruding beyond the second end portion of the first fastener. The fastener system of this embodiment further includes a spacer portion configured to support the third end portion of the second fastener in such a way that the third end portion is longitudinally supported independently of the first fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Charles B. Matich, Steven L. Schwark
  • Patent number: 5802780
    Abstract: A construction system having structural members with pre-manufactured rows of holes for fastening. A first kind of structural member (33, 35 and 35a in FIG. 2) has a row of holes equally spaced at a distance N. A second kind of structural member for diagonal bracing (43 in FIG. 2) has a row of holes equally spaced at a distance equal to the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle with the other two sides having a length of N or a multiple of N. A third kind of structural member (24 in FIG. 2) has two rows of holes equally spaced at a distance N, with the holes of one row perpendicularly intersecting the holes of the other row. Large diameter fasteners (60 in FIG. 8), with a cross-hole for a crossing fastener, allow mounting two or more structural members at the same longitudinal disposition to perpendicular sides of a structural member of the third kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Inventor: Peter G. Hammerschlag
  • Patent number: 5033796
    Abstract: A power-operated, floor stripping apparatus includes a frame, a drive carried on the frame, wheels supporting the frame, a handle to guide the frame, and a cutter blade carried by a head which is pivotally mounted to the frame. The head has a lower end to face toward the floor; upper and lower plates carried by the head at the lower end thereof to grip the cutter blade received therebetween; two posts carried by the lower plate to project upwardly through openings formed in the upper plate, and sleeves extending about the posts above the upper plate, the posts carrying exposed threads; and nut members threadably attached to the posts and having wrench surfaces spaced substantially above the level of the blade, the nuts tightenable to transmit upward force in the posts and downward force to the sleeves, whereby the plates are caused to grip the blade therebetween, the blade having a cutting edge directed forwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Assignee: Grasse Family Trust
    Inventor: M. Barry Odean
  • Patent number: 4863329
    Abstract: A structure 10 is resiliently clamped and supported on stud 12. A cylindrical core 38 of the spring sleeve is compressed by nut 34 against a stop 32. The supported structure is biased against the stop 32 by a plurality of spring fingers 40 located at the lower end of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4850771
    Abstract: An installation system for securing workpieces of composite type materials and including a fastener adapted to be located in aligned bores in such workpieces with a preselected interference fit, with the fastener comprising a pin having an elongated shank, an enlarged head and enlarged diameter smooth shank section adjacent the pin head, and further having a threaded section extending from the smooth shank section to a breakneck groove located in the shank to define a frangible portion at its free end, the breakneck groove adapted to fracture at a preselected axial load of generally low magnitude, a thin gauged expansion sleeve having an inside diameter less than the diameter of the smooth shank section, the sleeve having an outside diameter permitting the assembly of the sleeve into the workpiece bores with a snug fit, the breakneck groove having an axial strength at least equal to the maximum axial load required to pull the pin member fully into the sleeve with the smooth pin shank section expanding the sle
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Inventor: Ramon L. Hurd
  • Patent number: 4385562
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to the construction of a traveling overhead crane, to enable a desired high degree of precision to be maintained in the attachment of wheel-carrying top girders to the opposite ends of a movable bridge girder. The bridge girder is provided with end plates, to which the respective wheel-carrying top girders are bolted. The end plates are formed with machined annular recesses, surrounding the bolt holes through which the top girders are attached. These machined recesses are so formed that the bottoms thereof constitute a common reference plane. Tubular sleeves of known axial dimension, are received in these recesses and serve to accurately locate the top girders with respect to the predetermined reference plane. The tubular sleeves may in some cases be very short, in the nature of thick washers, for example, or they may be elongated tubes extending through and welded to the top girders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1983
    Assignee: Mannesmann Demag AG
    Inventors: Harald Bitsch, Klaus Donner, Rainer Horbach, Peter W. Rump
  • Patent number: 4334599
    Abstract: A disc brake includes at least one pin assembly (24) for movably supporting a caliper 14 relative to a torque plate 12. The pin assembly comprises a bolt (54), a sleeve (46) and a pair of arcuate washers (70, 72) which are adapted to accommodate angularity between the pin assembly and the caliper opening (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Assignee: The Bendix Corporation
    Inventors: Irving R. Ritsema, Ji Y. Woo
  • Patent number: 4258772
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tire assembly capable of use with a tire rim of a tube tire having a valve hole with a first diameter and capable of use with a tire rim of a tubeless tire having a valve hole with a second diameter, the first diameter being less than the second diameter, the tire assembly including an inner tube provided with a threaded air valve stem having an outer diameter less than the first diameter, and a tightening nut provided with a thread for threading engagement with the threaded valve stem, the tightening nut provided on one end with a flange portion having an outer diameter substantially equal to the second diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1981
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiji Nakasaki