Internally Threaded Fastener Element, E.g., Nut, Etc. Patents (Class 411/427)
  • Patent number: 10704587
    Abstract: A method and device for a captive fastener assembly comprising of a fastener including a head and a shaft, the shaft comprising of a threaded section and an unthreaded section being interposed between the head and the threaded section. A standoff accommodating the fastener permanently fastened to the first surface and enabling the fastener to have an angular and circular motion within the standoff and fastening the first surface with the other surface by placing the surfaces together so that the fastener is substantially aligned with the receiving nut on the other surface for coupling, wherein a marginal offset for the alignment of fastener with the female part of the other surface is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TEJAS NETWORKS LIMITED
    Inventors: Babu Rao Khamithar, Basavaraja M
  • Patent number: 10690168
    Abstract: Fasteners are disclosed for reducing mass of the fastener, while being configured for use with standard torque delivery tools. The fasteners include non-torque bearing surfaces disposed between torque bearing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MACLEAN-FOGG COMPANY
    Inventors: Larry J. Wilson, James T. Tanner
  • Patent number: 10680699
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a user equipment (UE) calculates its paging occasion based on a specific beam to monitor paging. In detail, the UE selects at least one beam among multiple beams, calculates a paging occasion consisting of the at least one beam, and monitors a paging in the paging occasion. When the paging occasion consists of the multiple beams including the at least one beam, the paging may be monitored in a part of the paging occasion where the at least one beam is transmitted. Alternatively, when the paging occasion only consists of the at least one beam, the paging may be monitored in all of the paging occasion where the at least one beam is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sangwon Kim, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10457395
    Abstract: A fastening system for fastening an object in a vehicle, in particular in an aircraft comprises at least one rail which is arranged on the vehicle side, and an object which is to be releasably fastened on the rail. The object can be positively fixed on the rail by way of at least one fastening device which is arranged on the object side. Spring means are provided on the fastening device, and these produce a non-positive fit between the fastening device and the rail, given a positive arrangement of the fastening device on the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Nuss
  • Patent number: 10431910
    Abstract: An electrical connection device including a support and an electrically conductive terminal lug, wherein the support includes a first face, with channels projecting from a second face opposite from the first face and defining between them a housing; the terminal lug includes a base for placing in the housing and a shank fastened coaxially to the base, the base including a first face from which the shank extends and a second face opposite from the first face for coming to bear against the second face of the support; the terminal lug including a locking ring having the shank passing through its center and movable in rotation relative to the shank, the ring including ramps extending from the outer periphery of the ring, the ramps co-operating with the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN ELECTRICAL & POWER
    Inventors: Jean Marc Blineau, Frederic Colin
  • Patent number: 10370844
    Abstract: A securing assembly for an article, said assembly being capable of securing against both tensile and compressive forces, and including: •a casing which in use is rigidly attached to an article to be secured; •a securing rod which is adapted to be releasably connectable between a floor underlying an article to be secured and said article; •the securing rod providing a first portion at one end thereof and a second portion at the other end thereof, and a third portion having reduced strength compared to said first and second portions, between said first and second portions; •a bearing dimensioned and arranged to support at least a major portion of said third part of said rod; •said casing being arranged to completely surround and contain at least said third portion of said rod; •said casing being in load transmitting engagement with said rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ONGUARD GROUP LIMITED
    Inventor: William James Lomax
  • Patent number: 10288106
    Abstract: A fastening system for attaching a cover to an underground vault having a bolt with threads and a composite fiber reinforced polymer nut having a thread engagement portion extending through the nut which will fail in shear after the bolt is inserted before the nut and bolt seize. The fastening system can also include a nut retainer sized to allow the nut to float within the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Channell Commercial Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Lemacks
  • Patent number: 10072689
    Abstract: A stanchion system, includes a stanchion post and an attachment system for attachment to a flange which includes a first edge and a second edge. The attachment system includes a crossbar including an extending section and an abutment member on a first end thereof to abut the first edge of the flange; a base including a passage through which the extending section of the crossbar is movable and a seating for the stanchion post; and a connector including a first section and a second section. The second section of the connector is attachable to the extending section of the crossbar at one of a plurality of incremental positions. The first section of the connector is movable relative to the second section to adjust the position of the first section relative to the abutment member of the crossbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Parker, David A. Winslow, Eric M. Manson
  • Patent number: 10059147
    Abstract: Self-locking nipple for attaching wheel spoke to wheel part. The self-locking function of the nipple is created by deforming the nipple body in a rotationally symmetrical way and over a predetermined axial distance, such that such a narrowed part is created in the internal screw-thread of the nipple which is rotationally symmetric with respect to the longitudinal axis of the nipple and extends over only one to two windings of the internal screw-thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SAPIM
    Inventor: Amaury De Cordes
  • Patent number: 10030685
    Abstract: It has become apparent that the dimensions of inbuilt-collar driving means of the same nominal size may vary according to the method of manufacture. The dimensions of the collar must therefore be adapted to suit the mode of manufacture, at the expense of its strength or mass. Moreover, the transmissible torque for tightening and loosening operations varies according to a useful wrenching height. In order to have a useful height identical to the height of the shank, the idea underlying the invention involves pushing the frustoconical collar of a driving means in towards its center along the extension of the sides of the shank. The inbuilt-collar driving means of the invention is suited to all modes of manufacture, and can be manufactured without adversely affecting the dimensions of the driving means or its installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LISI Aerospace
    Inventors: Anthony Berton, Nicolas Guerin
  • Patent number: 10018216
    Abstract: A slotted nut has a body with a top surface, a bottom surface and a central axis. The body includes a base portion with first and second corners diagonally disposed from each other, the base portion including a flat surface. First arm portion and second arm portion extend from the first and second corners, respectively. The first and second arm portions are each C-shaped with respective first and second half-circle threaded openings including respective first and second centers disposed on the central axis. The first and second half-circle threaded openings face inwardly toward the central axis. The bottom surface is ramped from a third corner on the bottom surface toward the first arm portion to define a gap between the bottom surface below the first arm portion and a horizontal plane perpendicular to the central axis when the third corner is on the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CETRES HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas M Espinosa
  • Patent number: 9964133
    Abstract: Screw elements are provided which include a shank having a thread and a head connected to the shank, the head having a tool engagement portion which comprises six corner domes arranged evenly distributed in the peripheral direction of the head and comprising respective flanks, by which the head can be brought into positive cooperation with a hexagon socket of a tool for tightening of the screw element, wherein respective recesses are arranged peripherally between the corner domes, and wherein the flanks of the corner domes are respectively provided at least partially with a radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: FONTANA FASTENERS R.D. S.R.L.
    Inventors: Zoran Bjelobradic, Sergio Cattaneo, Sven Fischer, Frank Kirchherr, Paolo Redaelli
  • Patent number: 9945176
    Abstract: A barrier for the inside of a home. The barrier includes two partitions that slide relative to each other to increase and decrease a distance between ends of the barrier. The partitions slide into and out of confronting relationships with each other. The partitions engage each other at upper and lower locations and further at a medial location where an elongate member of one partition is received in a tube engaged to the other partition. A threaded piece upon being turned brings pressure to bear upon an end of the tube such that the partitions can be incrementally expanded apart and thereby pressurized between two locations within the home so as to block off one portion of the home. The threaded piece is slideable along the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Carlson Pet Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Lyle H. Rogalla
  • Patent number: 9914248
    Abstract: A method for producing a hybrid composite component from organo sheets and a metallic reinforcing element in such a way that the method may be inexpensively and simply performed and the hybrid composite component has the lowest possible weight and may absorb relatively high forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA Seating (Germany) GmbH
    Inventor: David Preisser
  • Patent number: 9777761
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel lock assembly includes a main body and a first sleeve. The main body has a wheel engaging end, a key portion, a first supporting section and a key receiving end. The key portion has a plurality of surface contours defining a first key pattern configured to couple with a tool for torsional movement of the main body. The first sleeve has an open end and a closed end. The open end is installed to the first supporting section of the main body such that the closed end of the first sleeve covers the key receiving end with the key portion exposed relative to the first sleeve. The first sleeve is retained by the first supporting section for rotation about the central axis of the main body and is non-movably retained relative to an axial direction of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Manuel Alejandro Vite Cadena
  • Patent number: 9751198
    Abstract: The slip-proof system consists of screw connection elements in the form of union nuts having recesses (6, 22) arranged in the lateral surface and of a spanner (11, 25, 30), which is provided with projections (14, 28, 32) engaging into the recesses and is intended for tightening and loosening said screw connection elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Rego-Fix AG
    Inventor: Ernst Gerber
  • Patent number: 9689420
    Abstract: METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A NUT BY THE PROGRESSIVE PRESS FORGING OF A LAMINAR METAL SHEET AND RESULTING NUT, in which said method comprises the steps of: producing a piece with a supporting washer, a dome and an emergent hexagonal part by press forging starting from a laminar metal sheet of material of suitable thickness, said piece being of uniform thickness; and creating a threaded internal cylinder by progressive press forging of the interior of said hexagonal emergent part, displacing material laterally from the central zones of said faces to the zones of the angles, heat treating the piece obtained, treatment intended to provide the piece with greater strength, especially a yield strength Rp 0.2% of approximately 1200 MPa and a tensile strength Rm of approximately 1400 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Raul Ortega Dona
  • Nut
    Patent number: 9624962
    Abstract: In order to optimize a nut and a method for the production of a nut, comprising a nut body which is provided or can be provided with an internal thread and has a polygonal section with a polygonal outer contour which has, on the one hand, edge areas and, on the other hand, key faces which are located between the edge areas and extend in key face planes extending in a manner conforming to standards, in such a manner that it has mechanical properties which are as ideal as possible with as low a weight as possible, it is suggested that the nut body have a plurality of recesses which extend into the nut body in the direction of the bore proceeding from the respective key face planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: HEWI G. Winker GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Unseld, Guenther Meβmer
  • Patent number: 9555514
    Abstract: A workpiece discharge device for a machine tool is provided with a container, which is mounted on a turret and receives a workpiece held by a spindle from a receiving port, and a storage box, which stores the workpiece inside the container by using a revolution of the turret and passing through a chute. The container is mounted on the turret and is capable of swinging around a swinging shaft which is parallel to a revolving axis of the turret, and the receiving port is arranged to direct vertically upward in a predetermined indexing angle range of the container when the workpiece is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kento Komine, Katsuhito Miyahara, Tatsuhiko Kuriya
  • Patent number: 9470312
    Abstract: A sealing system adapted for use on an item of equipment having a male threaded component including a male threaded section having an interior portion. The sealing system comprises a female threaded component having a female threaded section and a scraper seal groove. The sealing system also comprises a scraper seal that is configured to be disposed in the scraper seal groove of the female threaded component and fit into the male threaded section of the male threaded component. The forces produced by the item of equipment pass directly to the female threaded component from the male threaded section. A method for sealing an interior portion of a threaded section of the male threaded component comprising providing such a sealing system and screwing the male threaded component, into the female threaded component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Telsmith, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Van Mullem, Matthew Haven, Chuck Dricken, Sean Neitzel
  • Patent number: 9204883
    Abstract: A clamp having a first leg and a second leg where the first and second legs have a first end and a second end. A biasing means is secured to the second ends of the first and second legs. The biasing means holds the first ends of the first and second legs in a spaced apart relationship. A locking means having a rotatable locking flange is positioned on the first end of the first leg. A projection is positioned on the first end of the second leg. The projection is disposed to be in alignment with the locking means when the first end of the second leg is advanced to a position adjacent the first end of the first leg. The rotatable locking flange is rotatable to engage the projection to secure the second leg in a position adjacent the first leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: R-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Erol D. Riza, Cosme Ribe
  • Patent number: 9103365
    Abstract: A nut for a channel of a strut is disclosed. In one embodiment, the length of the nut is greater than the width of the nut. In one embodiment, the first end surface of the nut meets the first side surface at a first rounded corner, and the second end surface meets the second side surface of the nut at a second rounded corner (opposite the first rounded corner). In one embodiment, the first side surface includes a first protrusion at a third corner adjacent the first rounded corner and the second side surface includes a second protrusion at a fourth corner adjacent the second rounded corner. In one embodiment, the first rounded corner and the second rounded corner allow the nut to be rotated in a channel of a strut. In one embodiment, the third corner and the fourth corner disallow further rotation in the channel of the strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Whipple, Roger Pyron
  • Patent number: 9089370
    Abstract: A locking assembly for securing a rod in a receiving part of a bone anchoring device includes a first locking element having a first end and a second end and a longitudinal axis of rotation and an outer surface provided with an external thread, a coaxial bore passing entirely through said first locking element and an internal thread provided at said bore, a second locking element having a longitudinal axis of rotation and an outer surface with an external thread cooperating with the internal thread of said first locking element. The first locking element has a recess between the first end and the second end, that defines a circumferentially closed wall portion. The interior of the wall portion has a longitudinally extending structure for engagement with a tool. Furthermore, a tool is provided which has sections which can be independently engaged with the first and second locking element, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Publication number: 20150147134
    Abstract: A fastener including a bolt having an elongated shank having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a threaded portion having an external bolt thread, the bolt thread including a bolt pitch. The fastener includes a nut having a first end, a second end opposite the first end of the nut, and an internal nut thread extending between the first and second ends of the nut and adapted to engage threadedly the bolt thread of the bolt. The nut thread includes a nut pitch and a hardness that changes gradationally between the first and second ends of the nut. The bolt pitch of the bolt thread of the bolt is mismatched with the nut pitch of the nut thread of the nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ALCOA INC.
    Inventors: Donald C. Busby, Richard Franklin, James L. Wollard
  • Publication number: 20150139752
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for providing a threaded backing plate for mounting objects on a thin wall and/or on walls where it is difficult or impossible to access the back of the wall for placing and backing up a nut or for using other mounting and retention means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Carlos A. Torres
  • Publication number: 20150117977
    Abstract: A drive-in bushing (14) is provided for the releasable connection of a fiber-reinforced plastic first component of a motor vehicle structure to a fiber-reinforced plastic or metal second component of the motor vehicle structure. The drive-in bushing (14) has a sleeve-like basic body (15) manufactured from a metal and having an external wall (16) formed without a thread, and an internal wall (17) formed with an internal thread (18). The drive-in bushing (14) can be driven into a recess in the fiber-reinforced plastic of the first component (11). A screw penetrates a recess in the second component and can be screwed into the internal thread (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Thiemo Erb, Markus Brunner, Marc Cachaj
  • Patent number: 9004836
    Abstract: A security fastener, for use with a corresponding key, having a channel in a head of the security fastener for receiving the key, the bottom of the channel being profiled wherein the depth of the channel varies along the length of the channel; a key for use with a security fastener; a combination, or a kit of parts, comprising a security fastener; a method of manufacturing a security fastener; and a method of processing an order for a security fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Atomic 22 Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Wells, Ayantika Mitra
  • Publication number: 20150068015
    Abstract: Embedded nut for assembling in a Zr-based amorphous alloy material is made of titanium alloy. The embedded nut is hollow and post-shaped, and includes a bottom portion, a middle portion, and a top portion. The top portion includes a shoulder connecting with the middle portion, and a plurality of teeth arranged at the edge of the shoulder. The bottom portion includes a chamfered edge. The high-tensile embedded nut does not shift position when being pressed and assembled into the amorphous alloy material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: HUA-SHENG WANG, ZAI-XIONG HU, ZE-ZHI ZHU, YI-MIN JIANG
  • Publication number: 20150071733
    Abstract: A threaded barrel nut is provided. The threaded barrel nut may include a plate having a front surface and a rear surface. The threaded nut may further include a threaded barrel attached to the plate. The present invention may further include a decorative face attached to the plate and covering at least a portion of the rear surface. A bolt may pass through an opening of a utility component and through an opening in the fence. The bolt may secure to the threaded barrel nut on an opposite side of the fence, thereby attaching the utility component to the fence. The decorative face may cover the rear surface of the threaded barrel nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jeremy Christopher Stapel
  • Patent number: 8967933
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fast extraction threaded nut intended to be used on a threaded bolt or male member wherein the fast extraction threaded nut comprises at least an outer face and an axial bore as to allow insertion of a male member or like, wherein the fast extraction threaded nut and the threaded bolt have tightening means with common geometry, and the fast extraction threaded nut and the threaded bolt or male member are intended to join or connect two elements that need to be attached or coupled to each other, wherein the fast extraction threaded nut comprises in at least the outer face a notch of variable section and the notching is formed by at least two faces wherein the maximum cross-section of the notch is positioned in the outer area and the minimum section is positioned prior to the axial bore at such a distance that allows for the generation of an increase area which extensively grows until reaching the inner surface of the axial bore where the common tightening means is formed thus
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Alejandro Gutierrez Silva, Alberto Monsalve Gonzalez, Jose Antonio Vallejo Rodriquez
  • Publication number: 20150048219
    Abstract: A pipe hanger method and apparatus wherein a bolt is threaded upwardly through a first opening within a lower arm portion of a saddle, then, in one form, through an opening in a liner, then through a larger opening in the upper arm portion of the saddle. The opening is non-cylindrical in shape. A nut is then installed on the bolt. The nut has a tapered end portion which interoperates with the shape of the opening in the upper arm of the saddle. The nut is hand-tightened and then is aligned with the opening so that the small end portion would drop into the opening. A wrench is then used on the head of the bolt to rotate the bolt for the purpose of drawing the nut and bolt together and applying a clamping force on a pipe positioned within the saddle. The liner extends along the inside of the bolt and then extends about the pipe, between it and the bight of the saddle, and then in one form extends along the inside of the upper arm portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Peter S. Richards
  • Publication number: 20150043991
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a prevailing torque nut (10) comprising a body (12) having a longitudinal opening (14) extending therethrough. The body has a hexagonal outer surface (16) and an inner surface (18) defining the opening (14). A female thread (20) is formed on the inner surface and extends from one longitudinal end to an opposite longitudinal end of the opening (14). The thread (20) has a constant depth along its entire length, is of helical configuration along its entire length, and tapers radially inwardly in diameter at one end of the opening (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Howard
  • Publication number: 20150028142
    Abstract: A nut (23) and a re-usable liner bolt (17) for a grinding mill is disclosed. The nut is shaped to be received in the recess (5) of a mill liner plate (3), this being the recess which normally receives the head of a conventional liner bolt. The nut is provided with a blind threaded hole (25). The re-usable bolt has a stepped shank (18) and a thread (20) on its free end. The bolt (17) is inserted from the exterior of the mill and engages the nut (23). The fines produced during grinding cement the nut to the liner but do not cement the bolt to the liner or the bolt to the nut. The head of a conventional liner bolt is located within the mill and its conventional nut is located exterior of the mill, whereas the re-usable bolt (17) has its head exterior of the mill and its nut (23) interior of the mill. Methods of assembly and dis-assembly of the bolt (17) and nut (23) are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Dale Coray
  • Publication number: 20150016921
    Abstract: A locknut for use in electrical conduit installations is disclosed. The lock nut is fabricated by a precise manufacturing process resulting in a high strength and precisely manufactured locknut. By use of the machining process, higher strength and higher quality materials can be utilized. The locknut provides a more secure gripping surface as a result of larger gripping surface on the exterior perimeter thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Allen D. Fischbein
  • Patent number: 8915687
    Abstract: A self-drilling bolt and nut assembly includes a nut which has a window to permit visual inspection of the fastener thread upon engagement with the nut. The nut also includes a protective cap or receives a protective cap so that upon threadably engaging the fastener with the nut, the drill tip of the fastener is automatically received in the cap. The nut also has at one end a plurality of projections to enhance the locking engagement. The self-drilling bolt may have an integral washer and employ a clamping plate engageable against the washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Handy & Harman
    Inventors: Timothy F. Gillis, Mark Joseph Guthrie, Michael W. Maziarz
  • Publication number: 20140369787
    Abstract: A through bolted connection hardware includes first and second nut-bolt-washer connectors each having a base portion and a bolt portion extending through the base portion. A threaded rod and a pair of threaded connectors bridge between the first and second nut-bolt-washer connectors. Specifically, a first bolt portion of a first nut-bolt-washer connector threadingly mates with a first threaded connector, and a second bolt portion of a second nut-bolt-washer connector threadingly mates with a second threaded connector. The threaded rod threadingly mates with the first and second threaded connectors. The assembly passed through an opening in materials to be joined and the assembly is tightened to secure the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: OZ-POST INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventor: Ian A. Hill
  • Publication number: 20140356100
    Abstract: According to aspects of one or more exemplary implementations, disclosed is a flanged ribbed nut, or FRN, having a head above an extended flange formed integral to said head, and a neck integral to and extending from said flange opposite said head, and a threading guide in fluid communication with said head, flange and neck, and having at least two interfering ribs formed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: ECA MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS
    Inventors: David Ivinson, John Nino
  • Publication number: 20140341649
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a nut to be used as part of a fastener to be used in multiple ways in various industries or methods. The nut has a drive mechanism and stud extending from the drive mechanism with a threaded bore. In addition the nut can be specifically used as a method and as part of special fastener that can be used to join cut, hard-wood members, other naturally occurring manufactured mat members or synthetically man made members, referred to as “timber(s)” or “laminated”, in forming a mat used for heavy construction equipment to run on over ground which is not stable. These mats are commonly referred to as “Crane Mats” or “Laminated Mats” in the construction, mining, pipeline, and oil and gas industries among others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: MatLok, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Bryan, Frank M. Locotos
  • Patent number: 8870509
    Abstract: Provided is an attachment structure including an attachment portion formed by cutting and erecting a processing portion provided as an inner portion of a notch formed on a plate-like base surface portion and bending the processing portion in a predetermined shape. One of an inner portion of the attachment portion on the base surface portion and the attachment portion has a screw groove to which an attachment screw is to be screwed formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeaki Hirasawa, Takuya Toriumi
  • Publication number: 20140314524
    Abstract: A round rod guide (10) for mounting a stud bolt attached to a container side includes a plastic body, the stud bolt shaft (30) of the stud bolt being insertable onto and attachable to the plastic body. The plastic body has in its interior a channel (35) for receiving the stud bolt shaft (30) and on its free end, a receiving opening (19) for insertion of a round rod. The plastic body is formed as two parts with a first, cup-shaped base part (11) and with a second insertion part (16) insertable into the cup-shaped base part (11) in at least two different insertion positions that are rotated relative to one another at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: EMKA Beschlagteile GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Joerg Skopnik
  • Publication number: 20140301805
    Abstract: A fastening post for a traffic-rated utility vault cover comprising an oblong mass with a tapped hole on its upper surface and a drainage port in its side surface where the upper end of tapped hole intersects with the lower end of drainage port in the interior of the oblong mass to form a smooth junction between these members. This design allows all debris falling into the tapped hole to slide down into the drainage port where it continues to fall and exit the oblong mass through the lower end of the drainage port. Fastening post has overall width that is at least three times that of the bolts or fasteners used to fasten down the hatch to the frame of the utility vault cover. Together with a specifically designed utility vault cover, fastening post provides a vibration-free reversible connection between the hatch and the frame of utility vault cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Vault Access Solutions & Fabrications
    Inventor: Rick VanMeter
  • Patent number: 8827615
    Abstract: There is provided a nut having a thread portion having a female thread, a metallic plate portion having a base segment, and a hardness gradient portion provided between the thread portion and the metallic plate portion. The thread portion, metallic plate portion and the hardness gradient portion are monolithic each other, a metallographic structure of the metallic plate portion differs from a metallographic structure of the thread portion and a hardness of the hardness gradient portion is lower than a hardness of the thread portion and lowers from the thread portion toward the metallic plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yota Eguchi, Hiroki Fujuchi, Naoki Takahashi, Toshihiro Murakawa
  • Publication number: 20140248104
    Abstract: A pierce nut used for a high-strength steel plate according to the invention includes a female screw thread portion formed in the center of a nut body, an annular piercing portion projecting around the female thread portion, and an annular outer peripheral projection extending from the periphery of the nut body. The outer periphery of the piercing portion forms a first sloping surface increasing in diameter toward the leading end thereof, and also the inner peripheral surface of the outer peripheral projection forms a second sloping surface increasing in diameter toward the leading end thereof. Serrations are formed on the second sloping surface. Even where a mating member is a high-strength steel plate, the pierce nut according to the invention can ensure the same peeling strength and rotation torque as with a conventional nut, without deformation of the pierce nut itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Aoyama Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru TANAKA, Hidenori IKAMI
  • Patent number: 8821091
    Abstract: A component part mounting structure for mounting a cup holder base (2) on a front surface (1a) of a side lining (1) of a vehicle by using a self-tapping screw (3), wherein the side lining (1) comprises a base portion (15) projecting from a rear surface (1b) of the side lining (1) and defining a space (16) in cooperation with the rear surface (1b), and a boss portion (17) projecting from the base portion and defining a through hole (18) opening out toward the space (16), characterized by that the cup holder base (2) is provided with a fastening seat (6) abutting the front surface (1a) of the side lining (1), and the self-tapping screw (3) is configured to be passed through the fastening seat (6) and side lining (1) from the side of the cup holder base (2), and engaged by the through hole (18) of the boss portion (17) at a free end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Sato, Shogo Akaba
  • Publication number: 20140241831
    Abstract: A hollow element such as a hollow rivet or a nut element for attachment to a component consisting of a composite material such as a fiber reinforced plastic part or a fabric rein-forced plastic part is presented. The element has a flange part and a shaft part extending away from the flange part and/or a rivet section, wherein the rivet section, is present, can also be formed at the free end of the shaft part, with the a hollow element furthermore having a central passage, which is optionally provided with a thread cylinder. The hollow element is used in combination with an auxiliary tip which is either inserted from the flange side of the element through the passage, or from the side of the free end of the shaft part of the rivet section into the passage, such that a conically converging region of the auxiliary tip projects from the free end of the shaft part or of the rivet section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Oliver DIEHL, Richard HUMPERT, Andreas LEMBACH, Christian SOWA
  • Publication number: 20140205396
    Abstract: A fastener for securing a wheel rim to a wheel hub having a screw connecting element, includes a fastener body and a rotatable upper stage lock element. The fastener body is configured to be screwed to the screw connecting element of the wheel hub and includes a coupling section and a flange section located at one end of the coupling section. The flange section includes an outer circumferential surface and a first positioning portion formed at the outer circumferential surface. The rotatable upper stage lock element includes a peripheral wall configured to rotatably mount on the flange section of the fastener body. A plurality of annularly spaced first and second grooves are formed in the coupling section and in an outer peripheral surface of the peripheral wall, respectively, so that a plurality of the first and second grooves can be aligned to define a key receiving surface by rotating the rotatable upper stage lock element. The design has good anti-theft effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Peter J. Schermer
  • Patent number: 8784026
    Abstract: A device for mounting a spoke (1) on a wheel rim or hub, includes a spoke (1) having a rod extending along an axis (X-X?) with one end (11) provided with an external thread (110). The threaded end is screwed inside the internal thread of a nut (2) mounted in an opening provided inside the rim or hub. At least part of the threaded end (11) of the spoke (1) screwed in the nut (2), is curved relative to the axis (X-X?), so as to increase the braking torque by direct friction of the nut (2) relative to the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Jean Pierre Lacombe
  • Publication number: 20140186139
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insert nut having a diamond lattice structure, which can increase the pull out force, and a manufacturing method thereof. The method of manufacturing the insert nut having the diamond lattice structure, comprises cutting and forging a metal rod and thus preparing a forged article having a flange and a nut body; pressing-in the forged article between a first thread rolling die formed with a first annular die protrusion and a left diagonal die protrusion for forming a left diagonal line of a diamond lattice and a second thread rolling die formed with a second annular die protrusion and a right diagonal die protrusion for forming a right diagonal line of the diamond lattice; and pressing the forged article with the thread rolling dies, and then moving up and down each of the thread rolling dies so that a plurality of diamond lattices and an annular protrusion are arranged on the external circumferential surface of the nut body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: GEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Won Sool Park
  • Publication number: 20140165369
    Abstract: A thermally-insulative insert device and method of use of same is disclosed. Specifically, the thermally-insulative insert device, comprising internal and external threads, allows attachment of an assembled part to a heat source while reducing heat transfer between the assembled part and the heat source. It is also an aspect of the present disclosure to provide easy-to-implement and cost-effective methods of using and assembling the thermally-insulative insert device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20140126977
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a wheel nut. The method includes annealing an aluminum (Al) alloy material and preheating the annealed Al alloy material. The Al alloy material is also forged to form a wheel nut. Furthermore, the method includes performing an anodizing treatment to form a primary coating on the wheel nut and performing a vacuum deposition to form a secondary coating on the wheel nut. In addition, the method includes performing a surface treatment using powder paint to form a tertiary coating on the wheel nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicants: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Chul Hong Bae, Kwang Min Yoon, Young Chan Kim