Hook Head, E.g., J-bolt, Etc. Patents (Class 411/400)
  • Patent number: 10988976
    Abstract: A storm shutter attachment system that provides for the temporary installation of a storm shutter against a window or a door during a period of extreme weather conditions, such as a hurricane or a tornado. The storm shutter utilizes an anchor pin and a retention pin to securely install within a building and exert a force against a storm shutter. A plurality of anchor pins and retention pins may be used to displace the pressure across the storm shutter, further protecting the window or door. A multipurpose tool is also provided that is couplable to the retention pin of the attachment system, allowing for a simple installation of the attachment system without requiring a professional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Wortec, LLC
    Inventor: Joel A. Worth
  • Patent number: 9512573
    Abstract: A tie fastener apparatus for attaching railroad ties to a superstructure. The apparatus comprises a threaded hook bolt, including a hook with a hook end to engage the underside of a flange of a superstructure beam. The apparatus further includes a metal member for engaging plural ties, the metal member including a tie fastener hole at plural locations, and a nut for fastening a threaded end of the threaded hook bolt for installation when the threaded hook bolt is passed through the bolt hole and optionally a washer. When the threaded hook bolt is installed, including passing a threaded end of the threaded hook bolt through the bolt hole and fastening with the nut, the hook engages the superstructure. The apparatus is installed from above the superstructure without drilling holes in ties or the superstructure, or requiring manned installation from below the superstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Lewis Bolt & Nut Company
    Inventors: Timothy John Austin, David M. Barry, Edward Daniel Sparks, II
  • Patent number: 9327945
    Abstract: A device for handling a load provided with a thread includes a screw assembly equipped with a gripper and capable of connecting to the load, a first screwing indicator secured to the screw assembly, a second screwing indicator movable in translation relative to the first screwing indicator, and a spring. In particular, the spring is inserted between the first screwing indicator and the second screwing indicator and has an effect of returning the second screwing indicator such that the second screwing indicator abuts against the load, so that a coincidence between the first and second screwing indicator indicates a sufficient screwing of the device onto the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: AIRCELLE
    Inventors: Pascal Boisson, Patrice Raymond
  • Patent number: 9022711
    Abstract: A vibration-isolating screw is disclosed. The vibration-isolating screw includes a screw head and a screw tail portion. The screw head includes a first screw body, a first magnetic element, a second screw body, a second magnetic element, a third screw body and a third magnetic element. The first magnetic element and the second magnetic element are mounted on the first screw body and the second screw body, respectively. The third screw body is mounted between the first screw body and the second screw body. The third magnetic element comprises a first end and a second end and is mounted on the third screw body. The first end and the first magnetic element are adjacent and mutual repulsion. The second end and the second magnetic element are adjacent and mutual repulsion. The screw tail portion is connected with the second screw body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Jing-Tang Wu
  • Patent number: 8899897
    Abstract: An ice screw comprises an elongated shaft with an external thread, and a bit with teeth. Each tooth has a cutting edge, and the bit is provided at a longitudinal end of the shaft. A notch is formed in bit at the base of each cutting edge in order to delimit a sharpening reserve of the associated tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Alain Maurice, Guillaume Bonnet
  • Publication number: 20140308068
    Abstract: The system for securing equipment includes a locking device attached to equipment to be secured, a plurality of fasteners, and an anchoring device. The locking device can be a U-bolt with threaded ends to attach to a backflow valve of a sprinkler system or locking bolts attached to a park bench or barbecue grill. Each fastener has a first surface with a first threaded hole in alignment with the locking device and a second surface orthogonal to the first surface with a second threaded hole aligned with anchoring device. The anchoring device can be a flat bar fixedly attached to the fasteners at one connector end and permanently mounted in place at an anchoring end. Each fastener has an L-shape, so that a first surface engages the locking device and opposing second surfaces engage the anchoring device. A concrete plug for outdoor use holds the anchoring end in place for permanency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Oscar GONZALEZ
  • Patent number: 8777969
    Abstract: Surgical fasteners, including tacks are disclosed for fastening a surgical mesh to underlying tissue during surgical procedures to repair body tissue, such as in hernia repair. Such tacks can include a head, a elongated body portion having a distal end and a proximal end, and an anchoring element on an outer surface of the body portion for inhibiting the removal of the tack from the mesh and body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Helmut Kayan
  • Patent number: 8529179
    Abstract: A vehicular traction apparatus is manufactured which includes a connecting member having a female thread portion mountable to a vehicular side and a traction hook. At one end of the traction hook is a male thread portion screwable into the female thread portion and at the other end thereof is a hook portion to which a traction member is mountable. An original position and/or a terminal portion of the male thread portion of the traction hook is arranged in a predetermined position relative to the hook portion. After the male portion is clamped to the connecting member, position of the hook member is settable in a predetermined, allowable angle position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Faltec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeji Takano
  • Patent number: 8490929
    Abstract: A universal beam clamp connector accommodates either a fixed attachment or a swivel attachment of a threaded rod to a support beam clamp. The beam clamp connector includes a connector portion and a threaded rod extender. A threaded rod extender has a cylindrical shape and an exterior surface with threading thereon. The connector portion includes a topside, a tool engaging portion and a central body extending therebetween. The threaded rod extender protrudes from the top side and the tool engaging portion protrudes from the central body. The central body includes an opening therethrough. The opening is defined by a top inner surface, a bottom inner surface and two opposing side inner surfaces. A nut is used to secure a threaded rod of a device to the beam clamp connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: Xueming Cai
  • Patent number: 8413548
    Abstract: A grasping device comprising a grasping assembly coupled to a shaft adapted to fit into a drill chuck is described. Embodiments of the grasping device are capable of grasping objects such as a screw head, a bolt head, a hex nut, a wing nut, a hook, or other irregularly shaped objects, so that such objects can be turned by an electric drill, lathe, or similar machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventors: Debbie Redmond, Charlie Redmond
  • Patent number: 8376679
    Abstract: A wall anchor system includes an anchor member installable into a hollow wall. The anchor member includes a body having a first end that extends to a second end through an intermediate portion. The body includes an internal passage having a fastener retaining feature provided adjacent the first end. A fastener member is operatively engageable with the anchor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Gaudron, Alan J. Armiento
  • Patent number: 8286928
    Abstract: A wall hook includes an inserting head and a levering handle. The inserting head has a front penetrating tip and a rear fulcrum end. The levering handle includes a cable holder and a fastening enhancer. The cable holder is transversely and integrally extended from the inserting head, wherein the cable holder defines a receiving cavity and an access opening communicating with the receiving cavity for allowing a user to dispose at least one cable in the receiving cavity via the access opening. On the other hand, the fastening enhancer is transversely and inclinedly extended from the inserting head in such a manner that when the inserting head is rotatably inserted on the wall surface, the fastening enhancer is arranged to be rotated until the fastening enhancer basis against the wall surface for restricting a further axial displacement of the wall hook while providing an enhanced torque applying structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Chin-Hsiung Lien
  • Patent number: 7972100
    Abstract: In one aspect, a holder mountable to a friable substrate may include a self-drilling drywall fastener, a wall engaging base plate having an opening for receiving a fastener, and at least one leg extending from the base plate for holding an object. In another aspect, a holder may include a self-drilling drywall fastener having a drilling portion longer than a drywall thickness followed by a high-threaded portion, a wall engaging base plate, and at least one leg for holding an object. In still another aspect, a holder may include a self-drilling drywall fastener having a screw-like drilling portion longer than a drywall thickness followed by a high-threaded portion, a drywall engaging base plate having a recess for receiving a rotary driver and a pair of openings each capable of receiving a threaded drywall fastener and engaging threads thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Horvath, Keith R. Christiansen, Richard J. Ernst
  • Patent number: 7762503
    Abstract: A one-piece cable tie includes a locking head and an attached strap, the locking head being adapted to receive and selectively engage a portion of the strap when the tie is formed into a closed loop. The cable tie additionally includes a fastener formed onto the locking head that is designed for connection with the electrical connector for an oxygen sensor for an automotive emissions control system. The fastener includes a flattened platform that is spaced away from the top surface of the locking head by an inverted T-shaped standoff, the flattened platform being sized and shaped to be slidably disposed within a corresponding slot formed in the electrical connector. A ratchet tooth is formed onto the flat top surface of the platform and is shaped to engage the electrical connector in order to retain the fastener secured within the slot in the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: John R. Franks
  • Patent number: 7717015
    Abstract: A brick tie anchor secures a brick veneer to an underlying structure. The anchor includes a head portion having a shaped body defining a longitudinal axis. The head includes a key portion extending from an end of the body having generally flat sides and an open central area. A shank has an upper shank portion and a lower shank portion. The lower shank portion is threaded for penetration into the underlying structure. The upper shank portion and the lower shank portion are separated from one another by a shoulder. The upper shank portion includes a knurled region extending from the shoulder. A washer is disposed at the juncture of the head portion and the shank. The washer has a diameter greater than a largest measurement across the head portion. The washer includes a resilient sealing element on the side of the washer adjacent to the shank. A driving tool for the anchor is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. Nilsen, Michael E. Ward, Michael C. Dill, Yongping Gong
  • Patent number: 7708511
    Abstract: A fastener assembly includes a collar configured to be secured to a structure, and a D-ring that may include a main ring body, end joints rotatably secured to the collar, and smooth intermediate sections integrally connecting the main ring body to the end joints. The smooth intermediate sections gradually transition the main ring body to the end joints. The main ring body may have a bow-tie cross-sectional shape that provides directional strength to the main ring body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew B. Terrill, Richard P. Gustafson, James S. Tisol, Jr., Brock T. Cooley
  • Patent number: 7661917
    Abstract: In one aspect, a holder mountable to a friable substrate may include a self-drilling drywall fastener, a wall engaging base plate having an opening for receiving a fastener, and at least one leg extending from the base plate for holding an object. In another aspect, a holder may include a self-drilling drywall fastener having a drilling portion longer than a drywall thickness followed by a high-threaded portion, a wall engaging base plate, and at least one leg for holding an object. In still another aspect, a holder may include a self-drilling drywall fastener having a screw-like drilling portion longer than a drywall thickness followed by a high-threaded portion, a drywall engaging base plate having a recess for receiving a rotary driver and a pair of openings each capable of receiving a threaded drywall fastener and engaging threads thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Horvath, Keith R. Christiansen, Richard J. Ernst
  • Patent number: 7547171
    Abstract: A convertible anchor (H) for friable walls (W) comprises a fixture (12) for holding an article to a wall (W, M) and an anchoring mechanism (10) extending from the fixture (12). The anchoring mechanism (10) is adapted when rotated to engagingly extend into a friable wall (W) for securing the fixture (12) to the wall (W). The fixture (12) is selectively separable via frangible connection elements (14, 24) from the anchoring mechanism (10) for allowing the fixture (12) to be used alone with an appropriate fastener (S) suitable for installing the fixture (12) to a rigid structure (M), such as wooden components. The anchoring mechanism (10) can take different forms as long as it is can be mounted to a friable wall (W). Typically, a space (26) is defined between the fixture (12) and a proximal end (34) of the anchoring mechanism (10) with this space (26) being bridged by the frangible connection elements (14, 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Cobra Anchors Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pierre McDuff
  • Patent number: 7510360
    Abstract: In one aspect, a holder mountable to a friable substrate may include a self-drilling anchor, a wall engaging flange having an opening for receiving a fastener, and at least one leg extending from the flange for holding an object. In another aspect, a holder may include a self-drilling anchor, a wall engaging flange, and a pair of U-shaped legs for holding an object. In still another aspect, a holder may include a self-drilling anchor, a wall engaging flange, at least one leg extending from the flange for holding an object and a recess for receiving a rotary driver. A pair of openings may be provided in the flange for receiving a threaded fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Ernst, John F. Horvath
  • Patent number: 7419124
    Abstract: A mount for an aircraft secures insulation material to a structure of the aircraft in which a plate-shaped element and a connecting element that are implemented from a very heat-resistant material are provided. The remainder of the hanger may be implemented from plastic. Under the effect of strong heat, the plastic may melt. An insulation mat is nonetheless secured against falling down/detaching by the plate-shaped element, which is supported using the connecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Zeuner, Hans-Georg Plate, Lueder Kosiankowski, Hans-Peter Guthke
  • Patent number: 7410137
    Abstract: A support device is disclosed for supporting an article. The device has a shank having a first and a second end. The first end may be driven into a member for securing the shank therein. A first and a second support member outwardly extend from the shank. The first and the second support member support the article when attached to or suspended from at least one of the first and the second support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Diggle, Knox Faulkner
  • Patent number: 7347403
    Abstract: The present invention features an ice screw for use in ice climbing, wherein the ice screw comprises: a hollow shaft having a plurality of screw threads formed thereon for securing the ice screw to a body of ice; a hanger coupled to the hollow shaft for receiving a carabiner and supporting a climber; and a flexing crank handle coupled to an aperture or eye formed within the hanger, wherein the flexing crank handle functions as a crank arm for screwing the ice screw into the body of ice, and wherein the flexing crank arm displaces or flexes from a resting, cranking position to a plurality of flexed positions in response to a load induced thereon. The flexing crank handle reduces the chance for cross-loading of an attached carabiner due to the existence of a crank handle without requiring any manual manipulation (e.g., folding) of the crank handle once the ice screw is inserted into the ice structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Belcourt, Charles G. Brainerd
  • Patent number: 7314202
    Abstract: A hanging assembly for suspending a decorative tree, such as a Christmas tree, from an overhead support and a method of suspending a decorative tree from an overhead support are provided. An anchor is installed into the overhead support structure. A suspension member extends downwardly from the anchor. A tree engaging member is attached to a structural member of the tree and is engaged to the lower end of the suspension member in a manner that facilitates easy positioning and adjustment of the suspension height of the tree. In this manner the tree is displayed in a structurally secure and balanced way virtually eliminating the possibility that the tree be overturned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Inventors: Franklin C. Everett, Russell H. Everett
  • Patent number: 7172216
    Abstract: A stabilizer pad apparatus including a metal frame for attachment to a stabilizer arm and a resilient pad supported in the pocket of the frame and including a clamping plate to hold the resilient pad in the pocket. The metal frame has sidewalls forming a pocket for receiving the resilient pad. At least one elongated securing member extends through the resilient pad having one end secured at one sidewall of the frame and having another head end disposed at the other sidewall of the frame. The head end has a non-circular shape that is accommodated in a like shaped aperture in the other sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: Andry Lagsdin
  • Patent number: 7160074
    Abstract: In one aspect, a holder mountable to a friable substrate may include a self-drilling anchor, a wall engaging flange having an opening for receiving a fastener, and at least one leg extending from the flange for holding an object. In another aspect, a holder may include a self-drilling anchor having a drilling portion longer than a drywall thickness followed by a high-threaded portion, a wall engaging flange, and at least one leg for holding an object. In still another aspect, a holder may include a self-drilling anchor having a screw-like drilling portion longer than a drywall thickness followed by a high-threaded portion, a drywall engaging flange having a recess for receiving a rotary driver and a pair of openings each capable of receiving a threaded fastener and engaging threads thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Ernst, George B. Dowse, Joseph J. Dunk, Cheryl L. Panasik
  • Patent number: 7137767
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a fastener includes an integrated isolation member composed of a resilient material, the isolation member being adapted to isolate a storage media drive to which the fastener is to be mounted from a drive cage in which the drive is to be installed, the isolation member being sized and configured to fit within a slot of the drive cage and to abut a surface of the drive cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Franke, Kenneth B. Frame, Tommy D. Griffin
  • Patent number: 7077612
    Abstract: A support device and method of manufacturing the same is disclosed. The support device has two ends with the first end adapted for engaging a pole and the second having two support members. The support members are utilized, for example, for securing a person and equipment to the utility pole. The support device may be manufactured from steel rod stock where one end is split creating two parallel sides that are then bent into the support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: BellSouth Intellectual Property Corp.
    Inventors: Frederick James Diggle, III, Knox Lamar Faulkner
  • Patent number: 7011132
    Abstract: An environmental strip curtain holding apparatus for suspending a plurality of flexible transparent strips forming a curtain includes a bar suitable for mounting to fixed structure adjacent to a location requiring the presence of a strip curtain. A plurality of pegs are coupled to the bar, each peg including a stalk extending outwardly from the bar. A cap is fixed to a distal end of the stalk spaced by a pre-selected distance from the bar. Each cap is generally symmetric with respect to the stalk to which the cap is fixed and has an outermost edge that is ovate to circular. The outermost edge of the cap is sized greater than the stalk to which the cap is fixed and greater than supporting holes in the strips forming the strip curtain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Inventor: Edward S. Robbins, III
  • Patent number: 6994501
    Abstract: Disclosed is a stopping point comprising a connecting eye (1) used with stopping or lashing means. Said connecting eye is rotatably mounted on an anchoring screw (4) which is undetachably connected to a supporting disc (10). The base (2) of the connecting eye leans against a ring flange (13) of the anchoring screw (4) head (5) via a first series of rolling bodies (11) and against the supporting disc (10) via a second series of rolling bodies (12) so as to ensure high rotatability of the connecting eye (1) in relation to the anchoring screw (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: RUD-Kettenfabrik Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co.
    Inventor: Reinhard Smetz
  • 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: 6652012
    Abstract: A hoist ring assembly for mounting on a load member includes a bolt having a circumferential recess, a support member having a bolt passage for receiving the bolt, and a pin passage transverse to and intersecting the bolt passage. A load bearing ring has legs aligned with the pin passage, and one or two pins are inserted into the pin passage so as to interengage with the recess to hold the bolt and support member against separation and to support the load ring for pivotal movement relative movement relative to the support member and for pivotal movement with the support member relative to the bolt. In one arrangement the pin passage is offset from the bolt passage and a single pin extends through the support member and engages in the recess of the bolt. In another arrangement, the pin passage opens into the recess on diametrically opposite sides thereof, and a pair of pins have inner ends received in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Jergens, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry P. Fuller, James C. Klingenberg
  • Publication number: 20030215305
    Abstract: A locking hook bolt, which may be used for securing cable to support posts in guardrail assemblies, and a method for using the same are provided. The locking hook bolt includes a first leg, a second leg, and an arcuate portion coupling the first and second legs such that the second leg extends generally parallel with, and spaced apart from, the first leg. A locking portion configured to engage a support post extends from, and forms an angle of approximately 90 degrees with, the second leg. The first leg of the locking hook bolt includes a threaded portion opposite the arcuate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Dean C. Alberson, Frederick Mauer, D. Lance Bullard, Roger P. Bligh, C. Eugene Buth
  • Publication number: 20030180118
    Abstract: An eyebolt assembly is provided in which a skirt member is reinforced by radially projecting diametrically extending ribs. A fixed lifting eye projects from one side of the skirt, and a mounting stud projects from the opposite side. The mounting stud is double threaded with one thread being adapted to mate with a threaded bore in the body of the eyebolt assembly, and the other thread being matched to a threaded bore in a load. The same eyebolt body can be employed with a plurality of different mounting studs, which simplifies inventorying eyebolt assemblies to meet all of the different threaded bores that may occur in different loads. Only the mounting studs need to be threaded to match the loads. The skirts are provided with striking faces so that they can be tightened and loosened by striking them with a hammer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: Tony J. Alba, Phil Stranahan
  • Patent number: 6607340
    Abstract: The invention relates to a securing device to be screwed in having an attachment lug equipped with a movable fixing means designed to prevent any twisting effect of the quickdraw when rotation of the ice peg takes place. The fixing means is formed by a cylindrical stud mounted rotating freely on a spindle securedly affixed to the attachment lug. The stud acts as operating handle for driving the securing device in rotation whereas the quickdraw remains permanently attached to the lug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Paul Petzl, Jean Marc Hede
  • Patent number: 6602035
    Abstract: A fastener for receiving a sink unit in a worktop has a plastics clip for attaching to a tab or rail and a hinged clamping member (11) which is tightened up against the underside of the worktop by a screw. The screw can be pressed through a bore in the hinge pin and self-tap into a non-threaded passage in the clip when the clamping member is hinged to engage under the worktop. The bore through the hinge pin has small flexible tags projecting into it past which the screw thread can snap, but which retain the screw when that is not engaged with the clip. The hinge pin and the clip have mutually engageable detents which locate the pin, and thus the clamping member, in either the operative position, for engaging the worktop, or the non-operative position with the clamping member swung back free of the worktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Springfast Limited
    Inventor: Gary Parker
  • Patent number: 6554553
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved Winged Fastener in which a large threaded nut is movably engaged with the threaded sleeve of the Winged Fastener wherein the nut is movable set in a washer such that the washer is placed against a surface, while the sleeve of the winged bolt is placed in a bore in a first matrix and a second matrix is set around the sleeve of the Winged Bolt. As the nut is turned on the threaded sleeve, the second matrix which is placed around the threaded sleeve is caused to be compressed and radially moved outward toward an inner surface of the first matrix. If the second matrix is of a rigid material, the cylinder of matrix is split longitudinally and the pieces are driven radially outward. The invention also provides a second improved Winged Fastener in which a hole is placed in a wing and a cable or tendon is attached to the wing through the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Yosef Freedland
  • Patent number: 6551041
    Abstract: An anchorage device that includes a receiver having a body having an aperture along an axis, the aperture having a first section of a first size and a second section of a second size, the second size being smaller than the first size, the first section having a first retaining recess, and the second section having a second retaining recess. The receiver cooperates with a male connector adapted for insertion into the aperture of the receiver, the male connector includes a set of parallel retractable retaining mechanisms located along the male connector. The system provides for engagement of at least two of the retractable mechanisms against the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventor: Gary E. Choate
  • Patent number: 6536718
    Abstract: A pressure plug for supporting electric cables, of the type that is forced into a hole formed in a wall and including a flattened head, a passage for receiving a fastening member therein, and a rigid shaft provided along the entire length thereof, except over a short thicker portion, where it is connected to the head, with a plurality of annular ribs that are identical and equidistantly spaced apart. Each and every one of the annular ribs has two or more radial gaps that, in mutual linear correspondence, define a like number of longitudinal slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Aparellaje Electrico, S.L.
    Inventor: Juan Manuel Benito-Navazo
  • Patent number: 6530629
    Abstract: A retainer for retaining interface card isolating pieces is disclosed. Especially, a retainer may retain a plurality of interface card isolating piece at one time. A press strip is installed on a positioning platform of a wire outlet of a computer casing. The press strip exactly presses interface isolating piece on the positioning platform. Two cam buttons are installed on the surface of the casing above the press strip. The cam buttons can be rotated and embedded into the cambered grooves at the top of the press strip so as to provide a pressure to the press strip. Therefore, by the press strip, all the interface cards can be fixed at one time. It is unnecessary to detach screws one by one. All the interface cards can be mounted or detached by fixing the press strip easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Avance Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Shyr
  • Patent number: 6505799
    Abstract: An ice screw device for winter, alpine and ice climbing includes a banger couplable to a tubular shank with a screw thread. The tubular shank includes an ice engaging portion configured to be inserted into ice, a tip, and a head portion. The ice engaging portion includes a length and a reverse taper. A majority of the reverse taper of the ice engaging portion is located proximate the tip and within less than half of the length of the ice engaging portion from the tip. In addition, the taper of the ice engaging portion is non-linear. The ice engaging portion of the tubular shank can have at least two sections.. A first section nearer the tip has a first taper different from a second taper of a second section nearer the head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. Inc.
    Inventors: John Bercaw, Chris Harmston, William J. Reimann, Paul Tusting, Tyler Warner
  • Patent number: 6398447
    Abstract: A unitary eye bolt comprising a large-diameter skirt member for dissipating lateral forces, applied onto the unitary eye bolt, is disclosed. The large-diameter skirt member is threaded onto a stud, and can be locked onto the stud with a nut. Once the large-diameter skirt member is locked into place, one or more arms of the large-diameter skirt member can be used to apply rotational forces onto the unitary eye bolt to thereby secure or remove the stud of the unitary eye bolt from the trench plate. Each arm of the large-diameter skirt member can be impacted with a hammer, for example, to apply substantial rotational forces onto the unitary eye bolt for tightening or removal thereof. A unique double-threaded stud is used to accommodate the large-diameter skirt member. The double-threaded stud comprises a first thread on one end for being threaded into a trench plate, and a second thread on the other end for accommodating both the large-diameter skirt member and a securing nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Actek Manufacturing & Engineering Co.
    Inventor: Fred R. Pearl
  • Patent number: 6364617
    Abstract: An air circulating fan wherein the fan components are shipped disassembled. All of the fasteners used to assemble the fan components may be operated without tools, utilizing thumb screws and the like wherein the fan is capable of a “toolless” assembly. A hand operated fan mounting clamp includes a safety device to prevent loosening due to vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Airmaster Fan Company
    Inventors: Stanley J. Riske, Christopher M. Riske
  • Patent number: 6345472
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in concrete construction is characterized by a body having a first portion configured to be set into concrete during the casting of that concrete, and which can be removed from the concrete after the concrete has set, and thereby may be reused in a similar manner with other concrete castings. The body of the apparatus is preferably generally cylindrical and preferably includes a serrated exterior surface. The body also preferably includes a second portion configured to facilitate removal of the apparatus from the concrete, and further includes an engagement member with which other devices may be engaged. The second portion may also be engageable with an alignment member to facilitate the accuracy of insertion and removal of the apparatus from the concrete. The serrated exterior preferably interferingly engages with at least one reinforcing element formed in the concrete, to assist in positioning of the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Inventor: Warren Taylor
  • Patent number: 6317936
    Abstract: An anchor device for use with a security slot in a portable electronic article that provides an anchor for attaching a cable or other security device. The anchor device includes an internal member, an external member, and a securement for securing them together. The internal member includes a right angle portion inside the portable article that is approximately parallel to the inside wall. The external member has a clamping surface that abuts the outer surface of the portable article. The external member has an aperture into which the internal member fits and is secured either permanently or removably. The preferred removable securement is a screw that extends through the external member and into a threaded hole in the internal member. The securing device denies access to the screw when engaged with the external member. The external member provides an anchor for removably attaching the security device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Kryptonite Corporation
    Inventors: Cornelius McDaid, John Ristuccia
  • Publication number: 20010024608
    Abstract: The invention relates to a securing device to be screwed in having an attachment lug equipped with a movable fixing means designed to prevent any twisting effect of the quickdraw when rotation of the ice peg takes place. The fixing means is formed by a cylindrical stud mounted rotating freely on a spindle securely affixed to the attachment lug. The stud acts as operating handle for driving the securing device in rotation whereas the quickdraw remains permanently attached to the lug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Publication date: September 27, 2001
    Applicant: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Paul Petzl, Jean Marc Hede
  • Patent number: 6273377
    Abstract: A support device for anchoring an antenna on a pylon rafter. The device includes an anchoring base to be applied to the outside of a first wing of an angle bar rafter. The anchoring base having a first hooking element for engaging the edge of the wing. The device has at least one shank hook for hooking to the edge of the second wing of the rafter. Each shank passing into a hole of the anchoring base and receiving at an extremity a tightening nut. The device also includes an interposition element provided to come under the nut and consisting of a rounded profile segment as regards its portion in contact against the anchoring base. This allows a variable slanting of the shank hook so as to obtain an anchoring also effective on different profile rafters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Bernard Archer
  • Patent number: 6270304
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved Winged Fastener in which a large threaded nut is movably engaged with the threaded sleeve of the Winged Fastener wherein the nut is movable set in a washer such that the washer is placed against a surface, while the sleeve of the winged bolt is placed in a bore in a first matrix and a second matrix is set around the sleeve of the Winged Bolt. As the nut is turned on the threaded sleeve, the second matrix which is placed around the threaded sleeve is caused to be compressed and radially moved outward toward an inner surface of the first matrix. If the second matrix is of a rigid material, the cylinder of matrix is split longitudinally and the pieces are driven radially outward. The invention also provides a second improved Winged Fastener in which a hole is placed in a wing and a cable or tendon is attached to the wing through the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Yosef Freedland
  • Patent number: 6182937
    Abstract: A positive-locking wall mounting combination has a wall mounting with a hollow cylindrical body having an outer mantle, an inner mantle, and a bottom. The bottom has a slotted hole having a length that is shorter than an inner diameter of an inner circular surface described by the inner mantle. The slotted hole has a longitudinal axis intercepting a center of the inner circular surface. The outer mantle has an upper end and a lip connected to the upper end. The lip extends annularly about the outer mantle. An L-shaped support member is positive-lockingly inserted into the slotted hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Waterlandse Beheermaatschappij A. Witkamp & Zonen BV
    Inventor: Frans Jan Pieter Sanderse
  • Patent number: 6161883
    Abstract: A trench plate connector comprising a large-diameter skirt member for dissipating lateral forces, applied onto the trench plate connector, is disclosed. The large-diameter skirt member is threaded onto a stud, and can be locked onto the stud with a nut. Once the large-diameter skirt member is locked into place, one or more arms of the large-diameter skirt member can be used to apply rotational forces onto the trench plate connector to thereby secure or remove the stud of the trench plate connector from the trench plate. Each arm of the large-diameter skirt member can be impacted with a hammer, for example, to apply substantial rotational forces onto the trench plate connector for tightening or removal thereof. A unique double-threaded stud is used to accommodate the large-diameter skirt member. The double-threaded stud comprises a first thread on one end for being threaded into a trench plate, and a second thread on the other end for accommodating both the large-diameter skirt member and a securing nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Actek Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred R. Pearl
  • Patent number: 6161884
    Abstract: Fastening devices such as swivel hoist rings are provided with machine-readable encoded information permanently affixed thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Actek Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred R. Pearl