Both Ends Threaded Patents (Class 411/389)
  • Patent number: 10364836
    Abstract: A locator bushing is used in combination with a receiving member, such as a fixture plate. The locator bushing is a single integral item having a driver portion and a threaded portion to locate and position devices in relation to the receiving member. The driver portion includes a first locating surface and a drive element. The first locating surface locates the locator bushing in the receiving member. The drive element is configured to receive a rotational force to rotate the driver portion. The threaded portion releasably engages the receiving member and is used to position the locator assembly within the receiving member. The driver portion includes a second locating surface to selectively locate and position an insert device relative to both the locator assembly and the receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Elijah Tooling, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard V. Miller
  • Patent number: 10329778
    Abstract: A pressure plate for securing at least one glass pane or panel against a frame includes a particular configuration of opposed wings adjoined by at least one resilient web, where raised portions of the opposed wings are moveable across a space towards each other thereby to bend the at least one resilient web out of a rest condition about a line of flexure an amount in proportion to the amount of force applied to the opposed wings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Norman Koster
  • Patent number: 10143495
    Abstract: Vertebral osteosynthesis equipment is presented. The equipment includes at least one connecting bar having an assembly portion, at least two anchoring members and at least one connecting part of the so-called “side loading” type; the assembly portion includes at least one protruding lug situated on the side of one of its ends, and the connecting part has a longitudinal slot emerging in said engagement duct, sized to receive said lug in an adjusted manner, but with the lug being able to slide therein, said connecting part being able to be engaged on said assembly portion beyond that lug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Medicrea International
    Inventors: Denys Sournac, Thomas Mosnier, David Ryan
  • Patent number: 10136922
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device includes a receiving part including a rod receiving portion with a first end, a second end, and a U-shaped recess for receiving a rod, the recess defining two free legs, and a head receiving portion at the second end for introducing and clamping the head, and a locking ring configured to be arranged around the head receiving portion, the locking ring including an engagement structure for engagement with a tool, the engagement structure defining a width of the locking ring that is greater than a greatest width of the rod receiving portion, wherein the locking ring can assume a locking position exerting a greatest compressive force on the head receiving portion of the receiving part to lock an inserted head, and wherein the locking ring is movable out of the locking position towards the first end of the rod receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Timo Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Berthold Dannecker
  • Patent number: 9945187
    Abstract: A modular mast for an earth-drilling machine includes a base module, a crown module, and a fastener. The crown module is coupled with the base module via the fastener. The base module and the crown module each have a surface lying in a common plane. The fastener does not extend beyond the common plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Global Mining America LLC
    Inventors: Fernando Gonzalez, James Michael Stringfield, Richard Mark Hyde, Joel Busker, Richard LaReau
  • Patent number: 9759268
    Abstract: A torque-limiting device for secure transmission of a rotation between an inlet baseplate and an outlet baseplate, including at least one drive bolt that forms a breaking element by shearing in case of a torque exceeding a predetermined threshold, and an intermediate baseplate that is driven by the inlet baseplate and which in turn drives the outlet baseplate. The at least one bolt ensures driving of the intermediate baseplate and the inlet baseplate or the outlet baseplate. The intermediate baseplate includes at least one locking element by shape cooperation with a locking part of the bolt, and the torque-limiting device has a larger number of locking elements than of bolts. An agricultural machine can include such a torque-limiting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: KUHN S.A.
    Inventors: Julien Rouwens, Damion Babler, Bernard Wattron
  • Patent number: 9681895
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device includes a receiving part including a rod receiving portion with a first end, a second end, and a U-shaped recess for receiving a rod, the recess defining two free legs, and a head receiving portion at the second end for introducing and clamping the head, and a locking ring configured to be arranged around the head receiving portion, the locking ring including an engagement structure for engagement with a tool, the engagement structure defining a width of the locking ring that is greater than a greatest width of the rod receiving portion, wherein the locking ring can assume a locking position exerting a greatest compressive force on the head receiving portion of the receiving part to lock an inserted head, and wherein the locking ring is movable out of the locking position towards the first end of the rod receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Timo Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Berthold Dannecker
  • Patent number: 9644654
    Abstract: Devices and methods for a setscrew device. An elongated cylindrical rod has a first threaded portion with a first diameter and a continuous spiraling thread, an unthreaded shank portion with a second diameter, and a second threaded portion having the second diameter and a continuous spiraling thread. The second diameter is smaller than the first diameter. The unthreaded shank portion is located between the first threaded portion and the second threaded portion forming a step. A bias element is disposed on the step and surrounds the second threaded portion. A compression element is threaded onto the second threaded portion and operatively connected to the bias element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew D. Savoy, Glenn M. Keenan
  • Patent number: 9638226
    Abstract: A stud bolt has a first thread portion, a second thread portion, an engagement portion and a large diameter portion. The first thread portion is screwable into a first member about a screw axis. The second thread portion is screwable into a second member about the screw axis and is provided coaxially with the first thread portion. The engagement portion is provided on a side of the second thread portion, which is opposite from the first thread portion. The large diameter portion has a circular cross-section perpendicular to the screw axis. The large diameter portion is located between the first thread portion and the second thread portion. An outer diameter of the large diameter portion is larger than an outer diameter of the first thread portion and the outer diameter of the second thread portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takahashi, Seiji Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9599168
    Abstract: A torque-limiting device for secure transmission of a rotation between an inlet baseplate and an outlet baseplate, including at least one drive bolt that forms a breaking element by shearing in case of a torque exceeding a predetermined threshold, and an intermediate baseplate that is driven by the inlet baseplate and driving the outlet baseplate. The bolt ensures driving of the intermediate baseplate and the inlet baseplate or the outlet baseplate. The intermediate baseplate includes a locking element by shape cooperation with a locking part of the bolt. The intermediate baseplate is formed by two plates pressed against one another, one of which is used for housing of the locking part of the bolt and the other of which is used for axial support of the locking part and housing of the screw rod. An agricultural machine can include such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KUHN S.A.
    Inventors: Julien Rouwens, Damion Babler, Bernard Wattron
  • Patent number: 9289220
    Abstract: An intramedullary fixation assembly for bone fixation includes a first construct. The first construct includes a first tapered screw member fixated into a subchondral bone. The first tapered screw member is aligned along a first longitudinal axis and has a first head portion comprising a first aperture and a first shaft extending from the first head portion. Moreover, the first longitudinal axis of the first tapered screw member is aligned substantially parallel to an articular surface of a bone. The first construct also includes a first lag screw member aligned along a second longitudinal axis. The first lag screw member has a first bulbous portion and a second shaft extending from the first bulbous portion, wherein the first lag screw member is coupled to the first tapered screw member, and further wherein the second longitudinal axis of the first lag screw member is aligned generally along the length of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Extremity Medical LLC
    Inventors: Scott Wolfe, Jeff Tyber, Jamy Gannoe, Adam Mantzaris
  • Patent number: 9249817
    Abstract: A wooden member joint structure having high strength against load repeatedly applied in opposite directions, with improved work efficiency in joining the wooden member to a mating member. A screw member having spiral protrusion on its outer peripheral surface and an axial hollow hole is threaded axially into a wooden column. A distal end of joint bolt is threadedly engaged with bottom of the hollow hole. The joint bolt has an integrally formed flange, and the flange is threaded into the column together with the screw member with its contact surface firmly pressed against end face of the screw member. A joint device is clamped between a fastening nut threadably mounted on a proximal end of the joint bolt and the flange and coupled to the screw member via the joint bolt. The joint device is secured to a foundation by an anchor bolt protruding therefrom and a fastening nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Imai, Hiroki Ishiyama, Hiroki Nakashima
  • Patent number: 9220499
    Abstract: A wound closure device includes an elongated body, a depth stop, and one or more barbs. The elongated body has first and second ends. The ends are configured and dimensioned for insertion within tissue on opposed sides of a wound. The depth stop is positioned on the elongated body to limit the insertion depth of at least a portion of the elongated body within tissue. The one or more barbs extend radially from the elongated body and define an inner surface. The inner surface includes a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The first portion is disposed at a first orientation relative to a longitudinal axis of the elongated body. The second portion is disposed at a second orientation relative to the longitudinal axis. The third portion disposed at a third orientation relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Frank Viola
  • Patent number: 9072564
    Abstract: An implant is disclosed including an elongate threaded portion and a blade portion extending from the elongate threaded portion. The blade portion has a taper terminating at a point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Reed, Dinesh V. Koka
  • Patent number: 9033637
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Milan Mitrovic
  • Patent number: 8998747
    Abstract: A weight screw for a golf club head having one or more weight ports is disclosed herein. A set of weight screws is also disclosed herein, the set comprising at least one low-weight screw comprising multiple materials and at least one weight screw comprising a single material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Cackett, Patrick Dawson, Philip G. Foster, Brooks Roche, Brandon D. DeMille
  • Patent number: 8979459
    Abstract: Described in this application is a dual purpose hanger fastener for supporting a fixture, such as a pipe fixture, or the like to a building structure. The hanger fastener includes a threaded shank forming a first end portion and a head forming a second end portion where the head has both a cross-thread opening and an axial opening. The threaded shank is adapted to engage the structure and the head is adapted to receive a support member to support a pipe fixture or the like. For supporting the fixture, the head includes a cross-thread opening and an axial opening with the axial opening extending into the head to not less than one-thirty-second inch from the cross-thread opening. Both of the cross-thread and axial openings of the head of the hanger fastener are adapted to receive and engage the support member to support the pipe fixture or the like at the users option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Infastech Intellectual Properties Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Duane C. Baumler, Mark A. Theismann
  • 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: 20140362528
    Abstract: A computer system including a heat sink including a peripheral portion and a middle portion, a circuit board, a first controller configured to be secured to the circuit board, one or more attachment devices configured to secure the heat sink to the circuit board at the peripheral portion of the heat sink, and a standoff component. The standoff component includes a first threaded section configured to secure the standoff component to the circuit board, and a second threaded section configured to secure the standoff component to the heat sink at the middle portion of the heat sink. The one or more attachment devices and the standoff component are configured to secure the heat sink to the circuit board and allow the heat sink to have thermal contact with the first controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: KEVIN M. TAKEUCHI, ROBERT G. FAIRCHILD
  • Patent number: 8875378
    Abstract: A tie bolt for joining two parts together has a shaft. The shaft in turn has a primary thread for engaging a first part and a secondary thread for engaging a second part, wherein the primary thread and the secondary thread have different pitches. The tie bolt may be used to join together any two parts which are to be locked together to transmit torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: James B. Coffin
  • Patent number: 8826624
    Abstract: There is described an improved multi-piece anchor body for use with masonry over stud back-up walls, the anchor body made up of an inner anchor body for connection to a back-up wall, a separate outer anchor body for connection to a masonry wall, and a separate intermediate membrane flange attachable to and between the outer anchor body and the inner anchor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Plexus Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Van Dalen
  • Patent number: 8777509
    Abstract: A device and method for assembling two structural elements made from a composite material is provided. The device includes two cylindrical flanged receptacles, each pierced by an aperture perpendicular to the axis of the cylinder, and a shaft that can be introduced into said apertures. The device also includes bearing means, which bear on the interior surfaces of the cylindrical receptacles and can maintain tension in the shaft when the shaft extends through the apertures in the two receptacles. The device includes means of placing the shaft under tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Couffignal, Guy Mauran, Frederic Vinches
  • Patent number: 8757575
    Abstract: A fixing device for circuit boards with different thickness includes a base board, a number of posts, and a number of fasteners extending through the circuit board and engaging with the posts. A number of fixing holes are defined in the base board. Each post includes a first threaded portion and a second threaded portion selectively screwed in the corresponding fixing holes of the base board. The length of the second threaded portion is different from the length of the first threaded portion. The circuit board is to be supported on a distal end of one of the first and second threaded portions that is not to be screwed in the fixing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chieh-Hsiang Lin, Wen-Tang Peng
  • Publication number: 20140169912
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fixing device for fixing a furniture fitting to an item of furniture, which furniture fitting is able to be fixed to the item of furniture using said fixing device, selectively using a left-hand or a right-hand furniture-fitting side. Said device comprises: —a connecting element and—a fixing body that has a through-passage, the connecting element being at least partially arranged in said through-passage, being movable in a limited manner relative to the fixing body, and comprising at least two connecting element stops as well as two connecting element regions for fixing said furniture fitting to the item of furniture. At least two stops are designed in or on the fixing body, and when in the assembly position, one of these two stops corresponds, in each case, to one of the two connecting element stops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Harald SUTTERLUETTI
  • Patent number: 8753227
    Abstract: A weight screw for a golf club head having one or more weight ports is disclosed herein. A set of weight screws is also disclosed herein, the set comprising at least one low-weight screw comprising multiple materials and at least one weight screw comprising a single material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Cackett, Patrick Dawson, Philip G. Foster, Brooks Roche, Brandon D. Demille
  • Patent number: 8740935
    Abstract: There is disclosed a threaded tissue tack for use in approximating and securing a pair of tissue sections together. The threaded tissue tack has a central body portion and first and second screws extending from opposite ends of the central body portion. The first screw includes a left-hand thread and the second includes a right-hand thread. Engagement structure is provided on the central body portion to rotate the threaded tissue tack about its longitudinal axis and into the pair of tissue sections. There is also disclosed a tack driver for rotating the threaded tissue tack into the tissue. Guards are provided intermediate first and second ends of the central body portion and the first and second screws to protect surrounding tissue from the tack driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Matthew Cohen, Michael Primavera
  • Patent number: 8740532
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to fastening systems, and more specifically, to high tensile or high strength studs. The studs are adapted to be utilized in original manufacture or in the repair or retrofit of internal combustion engines. The improved stud technology can be utilized in the fabrication of new engine builds to improve reliability, extend product life, and the like. Likewise, the stud technology can be used to repair and/or upgrade a failed, compromised, or questionable cylinder head to engine block fastening system. Additionally, a repair or retrofit a kit can be assembled with the improved studs at its foundation. Optionally, any combination of additional items or components useful in the cylinder head to engine block fastener modification can be added to such a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Jacob Wiebe
  • Patent number: 8702362
    Abstract: An unconventional bolt includes a main body having two heads, and two threaded rods respectively formed at the external surface of each head coaxially with the main body, wherein the cross section of each head has a noncircular shape, and the axial projection of the cross section of the middle of the main body is located in the noncircular axial projection of each head of the main body. The unconventional bolt has a simple structure and a convenient assembly, and can improve the strength and rigidity of the nested profiled components after the connection; and the fastening device using the unconventional bolt can not only support the component but also reinforce it, thus effectively preventing the nested profiled components from transforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ningbo Bangda Intelligent Parking System Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianhua Zhu
  • Patent number: 8696249
    Abstract: A rock bolt component includes an elongate tubular section with an internal bore. A fixing member has an elongate body that includes a securing portion positionable in the internal bore of the tubular section and a coupling formation which projects from an opposite end of the fixing member. The fixing member is securable by deformation of an end of the tubular section, once the securing portion of the fixing member has been inserted into the end of the tubular section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: RSC Mining (Pty) Ltd
    Inventor: Johann Steyn
  • Patent number: 8641343
    Abstract: Threaded connectors for securing a structure such as a post or pole to a support are disclosed. In one embodiment, an anchor has a passageway that is threaded for at least a portion of its length. An elongate connecting member has a relatively wide central section and threaded first and second sections extending from opposite sides of the central section. The first section is threadable into the passageway to secure the connecting member to the anchor. The connecting member is formed with a turning formation at its outer end so that it can be engaged with a turning tool in order to thread the connecting member into or out of the passageway. A nut is part of the connector and can be threaded onto the second section in order to secure the structure. Another version of the connector has a flanged nut having a flange spaced from the outer end of the nut, which is threadable onto a threaded connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Studio Milan Design Build, Inc.
    Inventor: Milan Mitrovic
  • Publication number: 20130280965
    Abstract: A stud bolt according to the embodiments includes a first male screw portion and a second male screw portion on both sides, respectively. The second male screw portion has an outer diameter different from that of the first male screw portion, and a first recessed portion is formed in an end portion of the second male screw portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventor: Makoto KOJYO
  • Patent number: 8555481
    Abstract: According to a preferred embodiment, a multi-piece fastener with self-indexing nut is disclosed. The multi-piece fastener is designed for use in low clearance areas such as aircraft wing side-of-body joint locations. The multi-piece fastener comprises a stud comprising an elongated part extending between a first end face and a second end face, a threaded head fastener, a threaded tail fastener, and a wrenching feature. A self-indexing feature is provided on the stud and head fastener which allows automatic orientation of the head fastener with respect to the stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John R. Porter, Antonio Rufin
  • Publication number: 20130232769
    Abstract: A fastener for securing drywall to wood or metal substrate. The fastener includes a dual threaded head drywall fastener with hexagon driving collar. The longer threaded side of fastener is driven directly into wood or metal substrate, the driving collar acts as a stopper, leaving the shorter threaded fastener side protruding from the wood or metal substrate. The shorten; threaded fastener side comes in direct contact with the drywall, by piercing and penetrating the unfinished side of drywall into fastener. The shorten side of fastener does not come threw the drywall finished side, forming a gripping effect to the paper and gypsum without damaging the finished side of the drywall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Orlando Wooten
  • Patent number: 8511962
    Abstract: A connecting member for two parts includes a first half (2) and a second half (3) meeting at a center (M) of the connecting member (1). The first half (2) includes a first number of ramp portions (41-45) widening toward center (M) in an axial direction (X) thereof. The second half (3) includes a second number of ramp portions (51-55) widening toward center (M) in an axial direction (X) thereof so that the first half (2) and the second half (3) have opposite toothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: TRW Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Andrea Schuech, Peter Haas
  • Publication number: 20120282062
    Abstract: The invention provides an alternative improved use of using screws, spikes and nails in joining pieces of wood. The intent of making use of the above named devices is to use a simple procedure to join separate pieces of wood using the Nail Screw or Twin Spike or Twin Nail. This is easily accomplished by using a Drill and Bit as the primary method by drilling the Nail Screw end into the wood. The secondary method would be to hammer the Twin Spike or Twin Nail using a simple tool fitting over the shank. For either method, in most cases, pre drilling would be appropriate. When using the Nail Screw, pre drilling would simplify the wood joinery. The end result would be that in most cases no metal part is visible after completion of the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Klaus Wilhelm Scheel
  • Patent number: 8272823
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealing arrangement for attaching a side plate often used with a pump volute of a centrifugal pump and an attachment screw used therewith. A characterizing feature of the sealing arrangement for attaching the side plate of a centrifugal pump, comprising at least a pump volute (10) and a side plate (130) with attachment screws (132) and flanges (164) of the screws (132) arranged in communication with the volute (10) or the cover of the casing, is that an annular seal (180) is arranged between the screw (132) and the volute or the cover of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sulzer Pumpen AG
    Inventors: Jussi Ahlroth, Jorma Lehtonen
  • Patent number: 8209934
    Abstract: A wall tie being a steel rod having a first end and a second end, the first end having a tapered helical screw with a crimped stop located a predetermined length from the end thereof, the crimped stop adapted to retain a stopping means, e.g., a washer. The washer serves as a depth gauge such that when the wall tie is screwed into a stud and the washer reaches the stud it acts as a stop preventing the wall tie from further penetrating the stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Alan Pettingale
  • Patent number: 8142126
    Abstract: According to a preferred embodiment, a multi-piece fastener with self-indexing nut is disclosed. The multi-piece fastener is designed for use in low clearance areas such as aircraft wing side-of-body joint locations. The multi-piece fastener comprises a stud comprising an elongated part extending between a first end face and a second end face, a threaded head fastener, a threaded tail fastener, and a wrenching feature. A self-indexing feature is provided on the stud and head fastener which allows automatic orientation of the head fastener with respect to the stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John R. Porter, Antonio C. Rufin
  • Patent number: 8091317
    Abstract: A wire bolt comprising an elongated section of wire rope with a section of threaded stud attached to each end is disclosed for use in reinforcing concrete structures. Part of the wire rope portion is coated with a substance to prevent that portion from bonding with the concrete. The threaded rod portion can be attached within the concrete by epoxy or attached to the concrete by appropriate mechanical means. The wire bolt can be attached to a concrete building structure during initial construction of a structure or retrofit into existing structures. Wire bolts should be installed in areas susceptible to shear or bending failure and serve to prevent the concrete sections from separating in a seismic event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Charles T. Brackett
  • Patent number: 8092135
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for fastening two elements to one another, comprising a rod-like member having opposite ends which are aligned on a common longitudinal axis (X-X) and a threaded portion formed in the region of a first end. A characteristic of the rod-like member is that it comprises a tapered portion formed in the external wall of the rod-like member, the tapered portion having the vertex of its taper facing towards the threaded portion and a taper angle (?), measured relative to the longitudinal axis (X-X), that is within a range variable between 2° and 6°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignees: Tecnomagnete S.p.A., Politecnico Di Milano
    Inventors: Michele Cardone, Giovanni Cosmai, Roberto Faranda, Antonino Giglio
  • Patent number: 8016534
    Abstract: A connector includes an elongated hollow body and a nut threaded onto the body. The nut is secured in place by outward expansion of material from the threaded body into a chamfer of the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Martin J. Nilsen
  • 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: 20100329817
    Abstract: A two-way fastener includes a first member configured to be attached to a first workpiece via a tool selected from the group consisting of: a pair of pliers, a screwdriver, a nutdriver and a hammer; and a second member configured to be attached to a second workpiece such that the second workpiece comes together with the first workpiece and at least substantially hides the entire two-way fastener, the second member extending in an opposite direction as the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Robert W. Connors
  • Patent number: 7780198
    Abstract: A chassis skirt mounting assembly (110) for a vehicle having a tank (14) and a chassis skirt (16) includes a tank strap bracket (120) attached to the tank, the tank strap bracket having a first adjustment slot (130) with a first length dimension. An adjustment bracket (122) is attached to the chassis skirt (16) and has a second adjustment slot (138) with a second length dimension oriented generally 90-degrees offset from the first length dimension of the first adjustment slot (130). A double-sided stud (140) is disposed through the first adjustment slot (130) and the second adjustment slot (138) to allow the independent adjustment of the double-sided stud with respect to the first adjustment slot from the adjustment of the double-sided stud with respect to the second adjustment slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Lance A. Taylor, James H. Merriman
  • Patent number: 7766574
    Abstract: A fastener system is configured to fasten together at least two parts, one of which includes at least one flange that is caused to bear against a surface of the other part by a plurality of pins each presenting a collar having a non-circular outline. The collar is received in a groove formed in a bearing surface of one of the parts, and is designed to prevent the pins from turning by abutment against a wall, wherein the outline of each collar includes two substantially opposite plane surfaces that serve as mutual abutments against two adjacent collars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Maffre
  • Patent number: 7641677
    Abstract: A bone fragment wire connects a bone fragment to an anchor bone for a healing duration. The bone fragment wire has a distal bone penetration section which is advanced into the bone and a proximal bone exterior section. The proximal bone exterior section is longer than the bone penetration section, and thus extends substantially out of the bone during healing of the bone. The bone penetration section includes a distal bone anchor section which threadingly engages the anchor bone, and a proximal fragment section of small diameter. The fragment section fits within the overbore created by advancing the bone anchor section through the bone fragment, and thus extends through but does not positively engage the bone fragment. A compression engagement on a distal end of the bone exterior section provides a compression shoulder. In one embodiment the compression engagement is provided by a threaded compression nut, while in another embodiment the compression engagement is permanently affixed to the bone wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: OrthoPediatrics Corp.
    Inventors: Lon S. Weiner, Thomas Coull
  • Patent number: 7568871
    Abstract: A bonding stud for a data center cabinet comprises a body adapted to geometrically conform to a cage nut hole within the cabinet. The body may comprise opposing threaded studs and an annular shoulder that extends outward from the body to provide contact and bonding with ground strips used in connection with the data center cabinet. Projections formed between the shoulder and the sides of the body may penetrate the surface of the frame rails of the data center cabinet to provide a bond to the base metal of the frame rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Chopp, Jr., James M. Arredondo
  • Publication number: 20090060664
    Abstract: A tool holder for a resharpenable cutting tool insert has a body portion which includes a recess. A wedge member is positioned in the recess. A locking screw locks the wedge member such that the top surface of the wedge member is in engagement with the bottom surface of the insert and the locking screw is threadably connected to the body portion and to the wedge member so that the cutting tool insert may be removed for sharpening and re-inserted at the same location relative to the tool holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Leslie V. Bean
  • Publication number: 20080310933
    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: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: PRATT & WHITNEY ROCKETDYNE, INC.
    Inventor: Mark J. Ricciardo
  • Patent number: 7438512
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a u-bolt comprising, a shaft having a curved portion and two ends, the ends each have a threaded surface, the curved portion is located between the ends, at least a portion of the end has a trilobular shape, and the curved portion is shaped so that a distance between the ends is shorter than the length of the end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: MacLean-Fogg Company
    Inventors: Gerard S. Jakuszeski, Larry J. Wilson, David A. Harris, John V. Crowe