Plural Attached Fasteners Patents (Class 411/442)
  • Patent number: 9028187
    Abstract: A system and method for positioning a tool. The system includes a base member configured to contact a first decking member and a second decking member; at least one base guide including a first end and an opposing second end, the first end coupled to the base member, the at least one base guide configured to position the base member relative to the first decking member and the second decking member; and an adjustable section coupled to the base member, the adjustable section configured to allow adjustment of at least one of a position and an angle of the tool relative to the base member. The system further includes a fastener configured to secure the first and/or second decking members to a joist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Glenn J. Tebo
  • Patent number: 8985927
    Abstract: Hanger strips for securing insulation material to a surface of a structure formed of sheet metal material including a plurality of bases which are connected by one or more breakable tabs integrally formed between each pair of adjacent bases and wherein first open slots extend from each of the breakable tabs toward opposite side edges of the bases and wherein a shank extends from each of the bases in a common direction and wherein pluralities of strips are oriented in first and second assemblies of rows of strips having their shanks opposing one another and their bases overlapping one another such that tips of the shanks are safely enclosed between the bases of the opposing assemblies and seated within the first open slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Gripnail Corporation
    Inventors: David Fleet Ashton, Louis Steven Costa, Christopher Allan Ryding, Anthony David Oliver
  • Publication number: 20150063949
    Abstract: Disclosed is an assembly of staples, the staples having a crown portion having at least two legs extending therefrom and one or more barbs protruding from at least one of the legs, the assembly further including at least one strip of collation tape, wherein the staples are collated and connected by way of the at least one strip of collation tape secured to the staples. In one form a portion of the collation tape remain affixed to the staples when driven by driver blade in a powered staple tool and assists in maintaining alignment of the staple in a nosepiece of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Graeme Young
  • Patent number: 8956097
    Abstract: A staple strip having a plurality of staples connected together for fastening insulating panels to wooden supports, wherein each of the staples has a crown and two legs disposed parallel to each other, connected to the crown, the length of the legs is at least three time as long as the width of the crown, each leg has a cylindrical section and an end section, and each end section tapers with increasing distance from the cylindrical section, and converges tapered to a point disposed on a center longitudinal axis of the respective leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Joh. Friedrich Behrens AG
    Inventor: Klaus Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8920088
    Abstract: A self-sealing roofing nail for reducing or preventing roof leaks. The self-sealing roofing fastener includes a pointed fastener shaft and a fastener head. A small sleeve having a rupturing shell containing a volume of sealant is disposed over the fastener shaft and adjacent the fastener head. When the self-sealing roofing fastener is driven into a structure using a hammer or a nail gun, the shell ruptures and releases the sealant between the fastener head and a structure. The released sealant seals the puncture caused by driving the roofing fastener into the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher P. Garvin
  • Patent number: 8721244
    Abstract: In a connected fastener assembly, the shaft sections of multiple fasteners are connected using a connecting band made of a synthetic resin. Retaining sections for allowing the shaft sections of the fasteners to be inserted therein and connecting sections for connecting the adjacent retaining sections are formed continuously. The connecting sections are offset from the center line “a” connecting the centers of the adjacent fasteners (retaining sections).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakagawa, Hiroki Yamamoto, Takamichi Hoshino, Kazuhisa Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20140026409
    Abstract: A bar connecting apparatus is used for firing a string of clips one at a time to connect two intersecting bars together. The bar connecting apparatus includes: a main body having a front end portion formed with an ejection opening; a driving unit including a hammer disposed in the main body, and a drive disposed in the main body for reciprocating the hammer; and a magazine unit including a magazine connected to the main body and adapted for storing the clips, and a clip pushing device for pushing one of the clips into the ejection opening so that a portion of the one of the clips extends outwardly from the main body through the ejection opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: BASSO INDUSTRY CORP.
    Inventors: An-Gi Liu, Yuan-Chi Chiang
  • Patent number: 8596942
    Abstract: A screw including a sealing washer assembly and a shank which defines a screw axis and has a thread in at least a portion thereof and whose one end is provided with a head. The sealing washer assembly is disposed on the shank and includes at least one sealing washer and a reinforcing washer, said reinforcing washer having a thickness, and the sealing washer assembly having a cumulative thickness is disclosed. The sealing washer assembly is spaced, along the screw axis, at a distance from an underside of the head facing the shank, said distance being greater than the thickness of the reinforcing washer and smaller than the cumulative thickness of the sealing washer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Baumgartner, Markus Kieber, Sven Matthiesen, Mirko Meboldt
  • Patent number: 8579571
    Abstract: In a connecting fastener consisting of a plurality of fasteners connected through a connecting member of synthetic resin, the connecting member includes a ring-shaped portion attached to so as to encircle the shaft of each of the fasteners to be connected and a connecting portion connected to the ring-shaped portions encircling adjacent fasteners. When the fasteners each suffers from the blow at the time of driving by a fastener driving tool, the ring-shaped portions each has strength enough to be held over the shaft and the connecting portion has strength enough to be broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamamoto, Takamichi Hoshino, Takao Tsukada
  • Patent number: 8485410
    Abstract: A magazine for a stack of fasteners in which the mean surface area overlap between adjacent fastener heads is substantial, has a chute, a constantly-urged follower pushing the stack in the chute, a slideway that intersects the chute at a separation station for the lead fastener, and a slide for pushing the lead fastener to an expulsion station and then retracting to get behind the next fastener to dispense from the chute and accede to the separation station, it being the new lead fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: High Wind Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Harshman
  • Patent number: 8425170
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the bonded adhesion, or connection, of a plurality of wire-shaped individual elements into an arrangement, particularly into a wire band, wherein the adjacent individual elements have predetermined breaking points allowing for the mechanical removal of the individual elements. The bonded adhesion is brought about according to the invention utilizing a two-layer system on the basis of acrylate resins consisting of an inner coating (A) and of an outer coating (B), wherein the inner coating (A) has a lower hardness, than the outer coating. In a further aspect the invention also comprises arranging a plurality of wire-shaped individual elements through such a bonded connection, particularly a wire band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGAA
    Inventors: Andreas Kunz, Juergen Stodt, Holger Endres, Wolfgang Schneider, Stefan Bonekamp, Patrick Podwoiski
  • Publication number: 20130086794
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bundle of nails or screws whose pointed tips are secured in close proximity to each other by an adhesive or adhesive tape whereby each outer nail or screw from one end of the bundle can be manually separated from the bundle and subsequently readily driven or screwed into a work piece. Furthermore, any injurious effect to the carpenter or construction worker's hand is considerably reduced when obtaining the bundle of nails or screws from the hardware store or when handling and using the nails or screws at the work site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: William Ralf Bond
  • Patent number: 8393842
    Abstract: A strip of metallic fasteners in which a plurality of metallic fastener materials are aligned and adhered to each other, wherein a coating agent for adhering adjacent metallic fastener materials to each other includes 100 parts by weight of an acid group-containing styrene-butadiene base rubber and 10 to 100 parts by weight of a resin having a softening point of 120° C. or more, both being dissolved by an organic solvent. The strip of metallic fasteners are adhered to each other by a coating that does not contain a halogen compound. The strip of metallic fasteners has improved blocking resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignees: Konishi Co., Ltd., Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Asano, Kunihiro Onishi, Ryo Koike, Ichinari Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8360703
    Abstract: A fastener assembly is configured for use in an associated fastener driving tool for driving a fastener from the assembly into an associated substrate. The assembly includes a row of fasteners, each having a shank, arranged substantially parallel to each other. A collation system is formed from a plastic material that is molded onto and adhered to the fasteners. The plastic material is molded to define a collar portion substantially encircling the fastener shank and a connecting portion extending between and connecting adjacent collar potions. The plastic material is formulated from an adhesive polymer. When the fastener is driven from the driving tool, the collar portion remains adhered to the fastener such that the collar portion penetrates the substrate with the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence S. Shelton, Paul J. Storiz, Michael Starozhitsky, Algis P. Suopys, Donald E. Bergstrom
  • Patent number: 8353657
    Abstract: A fastener assembly includes a row of fasteners having a head, a tip, and a portion of a shank coated with a polymer composition. The polymer composition includes a polymer material such as polyurethane and metal particles. The polymer composition is used to provide improved corrosion and ultraviolet radiation resistance when used with naturally corrosive or pressure preservative treated wood. The fastener assembly is coated with the polymer composition by vacuum coating a dispersion of the polymer composition in a solvent such as water and removing the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Geronimo E. Lat, Daniel P. McDonald, Henry W. Schniedermeier, Paul L. Hicks, Harold D. Gray, Donald E. Bergstrom, Guenther Kram, Garry F. Tupek
  • Patent number: 8353658
    Abstract: A fastener assembly is for use in an associated fastener driving tool. The assembly includes a row of fasteners arranged substantially parallel to each other. Each fastener has a shank and defines an axis. A collation system is formed from a plastic material that is molded onto and adhered to the fasteners. The plastic material defines a collar portion at least substantially encircling the fastener shank and a connecting portion extending between and connecting adjacent collar portions. The connecting portion includes a bridge and a rib. The bridge is a relatively thin, elongate element spanning adjacent collar portions and the rib is a relatively thick, short element that is disposed at about an upper portion of the bridge. When the fastener is driven from the driving tool, the collar portion remains adhered to the fastener such that the collar portion penetrates the substrate with the fastener. The connecting portion can include a weakened region for separating the connecting portion from the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac H. Heskel, Algis P. Suopys, Michael Starozhitsky
  • Patent number: 8333538
    Abstract: A fastener assembly for use in an associated fastener driving tool for driving a fastener from the assembly, in sequential order, into an associated substrate, includes a row of fasteners arranged substantially parallel to each other, each fastener having a shank and defining an axis and a collation system formed from a plastic material that is molded onto and adhered to the fasteners. The plastic material defines a collar portion at least substantially encircling the fastener shank and a connecting portion extending between and connecting adjacent collar portions. When the fastener is driven from the driving tool, the collar portion remains adhered to the fastener such that the collar portion penetrates the substrate with the fastener, and the connecting portion includes a preferentially weakened region to influence separation of the connecting portion from the collar at a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence S. Shelton, Paul J. Storiz, Michael Starozhitsky, Algis P. Suopys, Donald E. Bergstrom, Isaac H. Heskel, Anthony M. Versino
  • Patent number: 8328012
    Abstract: A fastening element magazine strip is disclosed. The magazine strip having a carrier strip made of plastic extending along a longitudinal axis and formed over several carrier segments connected to one another. The carrier segments have at least one guide section with a guide diameter as well as feed-through openings, in which a respective fastening element is positionable. Projections project from the carrier strip to both sides of a plane defined by the carrier strip, and extend from their starting point on the carrier strip up to their free end over a length and feature a first width perpendicular to the length. The projections in the radial direction (as related to the longitudinal axis) project beyond the guide diameter. The projections are configured in at least one direction transverse to their longitudinal extension to be bendable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Miescher
  • Patent number: 8162196
    Abstract: A device for processing a belt strap for storing screws, in which the belt strap has a flat, U-shaped cross section that has a periphery that has a ratio of no more than 11:10 relative to the non-flanged belt. A guide device for the belt strap guides and holds the belt strap. The screws can be pressed out from the upper side of the belt strap. The guide device (3) has two guide slits (10) receiving the belt strap (2) in at least the region of the flanges (4), each slit being L-shaped in cross section and each having a contact surface (5) for the underside (6) of the belt (20) and a guide rib (11) extending across the flange (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: SFS intec Holding AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gasser, Werner Zwicky
  • Publication number: 20120079702
    Abstract: A method for making a collated fastener assembly includes arranging a plurality of fasteners in a row parallel to one another, in a plane, and spaced from one another, preheating the fasteners, applying a molten polymer material onto the fasteners and conveying the fasteners with the polymer into a mold cavity. The fasteners are maintained in the plane. The polymer is molded onto the fasteners and between adjacent fasteners to form a molding having a collar encircling a shank of each fastener and a connecting portion between adjacent fasteners. The molding maintains the space between the fasteners. A cooling stream is introduced onto the fasteners and the molding as the fasteners and the molding exit from the mold cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Isaac H. Heskel, Lawrence S. Shelton, Donald E. Bergstrom, Michael J. Christensen, Algis P. Suopys, Eldrige J. Presnell, Joseph J. Righter, JR., Richard W. Mrozik, JR.
  • Patent number: 8142128
    Abstract: An anchor that can fasten to a fibrous or pierceable substrate employs a base with a spaced pair of bores. A pair of hubs are rotatably mounted to axially reciprocate in the pair of bores between a retracted and a deployed position. Each of the hubs has on one side thereof a plurality of spiral prongs. The spiral prongs on one of the hubs spiral in the opposite direction from the spiral prongs on the other one of the hubs. The hubs when in the deployed position project the plurality of prongs beyond the base. A thrust member mounted over the pair of hubs can thrust them from the retracted to the deployed position. With the hubs placed side by side and with the spiral prongs against the substrate, the hubs can be rotated in opposite directions to embed the spiral prongs in the substrate. An object can then be anchored by being lashed to the hubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: James Haas
  • Patent number: 8100618
    Abstract: A full-round head nail having an offset head is configured with a gusset formed integrally between an undersurface of the offset head and a superior portion of a shank. The head of the nail is relatively thin, and the shank is positioned radially off center of the round head such that no heel is formed at a point tangential to both the head and the shank. The gusset has a lofted surface tapering radially from a roundness at the zero heel to a taper at the toe. The gusset reinforces the junction of the shank with the head, supports the toe of the head, and distributes the force of a load on the head through a longitudinal axis of the shank, preventing the toe from bending or yielding and prevents the shank from yielding to the stresses of the load applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Gabriel, Zafar I Ali, Alvis H. Ferrell, Daniel P. McDonald, James W. Robinson, Donald E. Bergstrom
  • Patent number: 8047752
    Abstract: A fastener assembly, such as a nail assembly, includes a row of fasteners held together and maintained in position by a multi-layered structure including a first polymeric layer having a first surface for contacting the fasteners and a second surface and including a polymer with at least one polar moiety; and a second polymeric layer is disposed on the first polymeric layer over the second surface, the second polymeric layer being sufficiently rigid for reinforcing the first polymeric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: MSI Technology L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mitsuzo Shida, Terry Michael Finerman
  • Publication number: 20110116896
    Abstract: To provide a strip of metallic fasteners adhered to each other using a coating agent that needs no halogenated substance, as represented by vinyl chloride resin, at all, achieves performance equivalent to or better than that of a conventional coating agent for metallic fasteners, and has an improved blocking resistance, which used to be insufficient with the conventional products, whereby helping productivity to increase and to reduce load on environment. A strip of metallic fasteners in which a plurality of metallic fastener materials are aligned and adhered to each other, wherein a coating agent for adhering adjacent metallic fastener materials to each other comprises 100 parts by weight of an acid group-containing styrene-butadiene base rubber and 10 to 100 parts by weight of a resin having a softening point of 120° C. or more, both being dissolved in an organic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicants: KONISHI CO., LTD., MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Asano, Kunihiro Onishi, Ryo Koike, Ichinari Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20110068029
    Abstract: A nail-belt for use in a nail gun to feed nails is disclosed having a plurality of nail sockets for holding nails individually, each nail socket having a top ring, a bottom ring and a flat connection portion vertically connected between the top ring and the bottom ring, and a plurality of links respectively transversely connected between the top rings of each two adjacent nail sockets and the bottom rings of each two adjacent nail sockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: TINO S. TENG
  • Patent number: 7845888
    Abstract: A fastener assembly for use in a fastener driving tool is formed as a row of fasteners arranged substantially parallel to each other and a supporting strip. The strip has a supporting substrate and an adhesive composition thereon. The supporting substrate has an elongated dimension extending generally in the direction of the row of fasteners. The supporting substrate defines upper and lower edges, at least one of which has a scallop formation therein between the fasteners. The scallop formation defines a 3-dimensional profile to stiffen the fastener assembly. The adhesive composition bonds to the fasteners to maintain the fasteners in the substantially parallel arrangement in the row. A method for making the assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Geronimo E. Lat
  • Publication number: 20100303583
    Abstract: An attachment means, in particular a nail for use in dry construction, which is made in one piece from a plane raw material by punching and/or cutting and bending, having a shaft on one end region of which a point and on the other end region of which a head bent substantially perpendicularly to the two-dimensional extension of the shaft are formed, wherein sections of the head project over the shaft to both sides of a bend line formed upon bending the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: RAIMUND BECK NAGELTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Siemers, Christian Lindlbauer
  • Publication number: 20100260579
    Abstract: A corner-cut corrugated fastener in accordance with the principles of the invention includes one or more features to facilitate fastening corner joints. The corrugated fastener includes a corrugated body member having a leading edge and a trailing edge opposite the leading edge. The corrugated body member may have a notch along the trailing edge, or chamfers at opposing ends of the leading edge, or both a notch along the trailing edge and chamfers at opposing ends of the leading edge. Additionally or alternatively, the corrugated body member may include a corrugation that extends a full length of each lateral edge extending between the leading edge and the trailing edge in order to provide enhanced strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick J. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20100008745
    Abstract: Insulated or coated staple and a fastening tool for driving the same into a substrate. The tool includes a housing and a driver reciprocally mounted in the housing and moveable with respect to the housing, the driver having a driving surface for engaging a fastener such as a coated staple. A magazine assembly is associated with the housing for positioning and aligning the coated fastener in the path of the driver so that when actuated, the driver strikes the fastener and forcibly ejects it from the magazine into the substrate on which the object to be fastened is to be secured. Suitable fasteners include coated staples (of various sizes and configurations), nails, brads, rivets, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Acme Staple Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Van Barlow, Onno Boswinkel, Robert Haynes, Richard Gold
  • Patent number: 7618222
    Abstract: A collated strip of fasteners for use in a powered nail gun. Each fastener has a head and an elongated shank extending outwardly therefrom and the plurality of fasteners are disposed aligned one with the other. At least two wire members are secured to the shanks of the aligned plurality of fasteners so as to form a strip of connected fasteners. A first wire member is secured to a first side of each of the shanks and a second wire member is secured to a second and opposite side of each of the shanks. The first and second wire members are spaced a distance apart from each other so that a stable strip of fasteners is formed. A third wire member may also be secured to the first side of the shanks a spaced distance from the first wire member. In this instance, the second wire member is secured to the second and opposite side of the shanks in a position intermediate the first and third wire members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Chi Hyun Kim
  • Publication number: 20090191023
    Abstract: A nail strip is composed of a plurality of U-shaped nails or staples lined up along a line-up axis and bonded to each other in a side-by-side and detachable manner. Each staple includes a crown and two legs extending from opposite ends of the crown. The staples are oriented to have the crowns forming a serration configuration and the legs inclined with respect to the line-up axis so that when the staples are applied to a work piece the legs of the staples are forced into the work piece by following the inclination thereof to allow the staples to be applied to an edge of a work piece in a corner thereby enhancing the bonding force of the work piece at the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: HSUEH-PIN CHANG
  • Publication number: 20090175703
    Abstract: A screw retaining strip comprising: a strip body made of plastics; a plurality of screws being vertically arranged on the strip body as a bank; the strip body being a slender strip and being bent upwards so that the strip body can provide sufficient stress to support the weight of the screws, wherein when screw retaining strip is combined with a nail driver and to shoot the screws forwards, it will avoid the screw retaining strip to bend downwards; and thus the distal end of the screw will not contact a surface of a work piece or is buckled to a corner of the work piece so as to prevent the distal end of the screw to scratch a surface of the work piece or the screw retaining strip can not smoothly enter into the nail driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Shih-Jhong Huang
  • Patent number: 7530458
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to make it possible to fill connecting fasteners of various thicknesses in a single kind of fastener magazine. A connecting fastener is such that the thickness of a connecting band (13a, 13b) is increased or decreased according to the stem diameter of a screw (12a, 12b), whereby the width of the connecting fastener (11a, 11b) as seen in the direction of travel thereof is made constant, and the connecting band (13a, 13b) is brought into engagement with a longitudinal guide groove (5a) formed in the fastener passageway of the fastener magazine (5) of a screw fastening machine. This makes it possible to stably hold the connecting fasteners (11a, 11b) of various stem diameters at a given height, thus improving the versatility of the fastener magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Max Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeo Fujiyama, Junichi Tamura, Yoshihiro Kaneko, Mitsuhisa Machida, Koichi Kohama
  • Patent number: 7516841
    Abstract: To improve the function whereby each of the nails (2) is retained at a position which is vertical to both belt-shaped bodies (5,5) in the connecting nail (1) which is provided with multiple nails (2) with a head part (3) attached and two band-shaped belt-shaped bodies (5,5) which are made of a synthetic resin. This invention is provided with two belt-shaped bodies (5,5) which are disposed so that they are separate from one another in the axial direction of the nail (2) and parallel to one another and at the same time, multiple nail through holes (6a) are formed at appropriate intervals. Multiple cylindrical gripping parts (7) which communicate with the nail through holes (6a) and which can grip the shaft part (4) of the nail (2) are formed on both belt-shaped bodies (5,5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutsugu Uejima, Keiji Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 7510106
    Abstract: A driver structure configured to drive a U-character shaped staple including a pair of leg portions configured to pass through a bundle of papers and a crown for connecting the leg portions, the driver structure including a blade edge disposed to be in contact with the staple, first projecting parts provided at opposite end portions of the blade edge and disposed to be in contact with a corner between the crown and each of the leg portions for pressing the leg portions perpendicularly when the pair of leg portions pass through the papers, and second projecting parts provided on the blade edge in vicinity of the first projecting parts and configured to hold the crown in vicinity of the pair of leg portions when the pair of leg portions pass through the bundle of papers, each of the second projecting parts having a corner portion to engage with the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: MAX Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsunori Manabe
  • Publication number: 20090047092
    Abstract: Disclosed are fasteners that include an electrically conductive material and a film-forming composition deposited on at least a portion of the material. The film-forming composition comprises a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compound. The fasteners are suitable for use with wood that has been treated with a chrome-free copper containing wood preservative. Also disclosed are packages that include a plurality of such fasteners and articles that include a piece of wood in contact with such a fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
    Inventor: Robin M. Peffer
  • Patent number: 7395925
    Abstract: A pallet having wooden boards secured together by nails which achieve approved operating characteristics. The nail is embodied in a package secured together by a pair of parallel wires welded to the shanks. Each nail having a shank diameter between 0.078 in. and 0.085 in., each nail is manufactured from steel wire and has a length between 1.50 in. and 2.25 in. The ratio of the head diameter to the shank diameter of each nail is between 2.70 and 3.37.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Stanley Fastening Systems, L.P.
    Inventor: Edward G. Sutt, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080124187
    Abstract: A clip of fasteners for use in attaching a structural panel to a metal substrate comprises a plastic strip with openings characterized by inwardly-extending ribs for gripping and supporting fasteners that comprise a forward self-drilling portion and a rearward self-tapping thread portion. Each fastener has a head with a top surface adapted for driving engagement by a driver tool for rotatively driving the fastener, and a tapered surface having a plurality of circumferentially spaced cutting edges that function to (a) cut away the ribs supporting the fastener as the fastener is rotatively driven through the structural panel to secure the panel to the substrate and (b) also create a countersink in the structural panel. The cutting edges are formed by provided a plurality of first and second alternately-occurring relief sections in the tapered surface of the, with the cutting edges extending at an acute angle to said shank in a first direction and also in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventor: Harry M. Haytayan
  • Publication number: 20080124171
    Abstract: A device when activated, disables a fleeing vehicle from within the operator's vehicle. The device mounts directly to the operator's vehicle. This device is controlled by the operator from within the vehicle by way of a control panel. When deemed necessary, the system is armed using a switch mounted on said panel. This allows for deployment upon activation of said switch. Upon positioning of operator car, the switch is activated, extending spike strip laterally. This places the spike strip under the pursued vehicle, in front of one or more of the tires. The operator applies the brakes of said vehicle, causing the spike strip to travel under the pursued vehicle's tire, disabling the vehicle. Upon traveling under the tire, the operator removes pressure from switch, causing the unit to safely stow itself. The system can then be re-deployed at will.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Moormeier, Todd Cory O'Halloran
  • Patent number: 7377019
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fastening a first relatively soft structural component such as a wood panel to a second relatively hard structural component such as a steel angle iron using fasteners each having a forward self-drilling portion, a rearward, self-tapping portion, and an outwardly projecting head. The fasteners are driven by a pneumatic rotary impact driver and the method comprises rotatively driving each fastener so as to cause its self-drilling portion to drill a first hole through the wood panel and thereafter rotatively driving and impacting that fastener so as to cause its self-drilling portion to drill a second hole in the angle iron and its self-tapping portion to form a screw connection with the angle iron around the second hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventor: Harry M. Haytayan
  • Patent number: 7374383
    Abstract: A wire nail for use with a powered nail-driving tool has a full-round head with an axis that is offset from an axis of the integrally formed shank. An outer circumferential surface of the shank is at least as offset from the shank axis in one radial direction as a circumferential surface of the head in that radial direction. Accordingly, such nails may be collated shank-to-shank in a strip of wire nails such that adjoining shanks are both parallel and touching. During manufacture of the wire nail, a notch is formed in the shank at the intersection between the shank and the head. The notch and the head axis are disposed on opposite sides of the shank axis from each other. The notch facilitates improved metal flow during the head-forming procedure and results in strong shank to head connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Stanley Fastening Systems, L.P.
    Inventors: John R. Crompton, Wayne Greene, George P. Smith
  • Patent number: 7343672
    Abstract: A new and improved fastening system for attaching relatively thin-gauge sheet metal members, such as, for example 14-25 gauge sheet metal members, wherein the power output parameters of the power tool are controlled such that when the driver blade member of the power tool acts upon each one of the brad-type nail fasteners, the brad-type nail fasteners will attain a predetermined velocity value, such as, for example, within the velocity range of 1000-2500 in/sec. Any one of various different types of power tools may be employed, and in addition, various geometrical characteristics of each brad-type fastener are important, such as, for example, the tip geometry, the aspect ratio A/R of the shank member of the fastener, and the use of an adhesive or painted coating upon the external surface areas of the shank member of the fastener. The fasteners preferably comprise dual-width fasteners which exhibit enhanced pull-out resistance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony R. Caringella, Donald Buytaert, Donald L. Van Erden
  • Publication number: 20080029414
    Abstract: To improve the function whereby each of the nails (2) is retained at a position which is vertical to both belt-shaped bodies (5,5) in the connecting nail (1) which is provided with multiple nails (2) with a head part (3) attached and two band-shaped belt-shaped bodies (5,5) which are made of a synthetic resin. This invention is provided with two belt-shaped bodies (5,5) which are disposed so that they are separate from one another in the axial direction of the nail (2) and parallel to one another and at the same time, multiple nail through holes (6a) are formed at appropriate intervals. Multiple cylindrical gripping parts (7) which communicate with the nail through holes (6a) and which can grip the shaft part (4) of the nail (2) are formed on both belt-shaped bodies (5,5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Yasutsugu Uejima, Keiji Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20070292239
    Abstract: A screw strip for holding a plurality of screws has a plurality of screw-holding strip portions for holding respectively the screws. Each of the screw-holding strip portions includes a plurality of resilient clamping arms for clamping the corresponding screw. Two opposite sides of the screw strip are formed respectively with two long ribs extending along a full length of the screw strip. Each side of the screw strip is further formed with a plurality of spaced-apart wings located outside of the corresponding long rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventor: Chao-Wei Lin
  • Publication number: 20070264103
    Abstract: A fastener assembly for use in an associated fastener driving tool for driving a fastener from the assembly, in sequential order, into an associated substrate, includes a row of fasteners arranged substantially parallel to each other, each fastener having a shank and defining an axis and a collation system formed from a plastic material that is molded onto and adhered to the fasteners. The plastic material defines a collar portion at least substantially encircling the fastener shank and a connecting portion extending between and connecting adjacent collar portions. When the fastener is driven from the driving tool, the collar portion remains adhered to the fastener such that the collar portion penetrates the substrate with the fastener, and the connecting portion includes a preferentially weakened region to influence separation of the connecting portion from the collar at a desired location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence S. Shelton, Paul J. Storiz, Michael Starozhitsky, Algis P. Suopys, Donald E. Bergstrom, Isaac H. Heskel, Anthony M. Versino
  • Publication number: 20070258793
    Abstract: A magazine for screws includes seats defined by walls connecting longitudinally an insert end with an exit end of the seats, wherein in at least one seat a screw having a shank connecting a screw-head directed towards the insert end to a screw-tip directed towards the exit end, the screw-head having a first radius and the shank a second radius smaller, is housed, than the first radius, the at least one seat being formed internally with at least one wing-member running longitudinally from near the insert end towards the exit end, the at least one wing extending from a wing-root connected to the seat wall to a wing-tip projecting into the seat. In any arbitrary plane intersecting the wing and seat transversally to the longitudinal, the extension of the at least one wing from wing-root to wing-tip radially overlaps the radius of the screw-head, and the at least one wing is flexible from the wing-root towards the wing-tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventor: Fred Sundstrom
  • Patent number: 7237996
    Abstract: A nut feed system and method of feeding nuts through a nut feed passage which avoids contact between the feed pawl and the nut bore. The end face of the nut includes a nut feed groove extending perpendicular to the nut bore and the free end of the feed pawl is received in the groove to drive the nuts through a nut feed passage without contacting the bore. The disclosed embodiment of the nut includes a counterbore through the end face and radial channel-shaped feed grooves and the feed pawl includes a cylindrical center portion and radial portions received in the counterbore and feed grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Fabristeel Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Vrana
  • Patent number: 7207095
    Abstract: A process for forming an elongate strip defined by a plurality of adjacent but sidewardly spaced pressure caps used for securing an underlayment to a substrate. A plurality of essentially identical strip segments, each containing a plurality of substantially identical pressure caps disposed in sidewardly spaced relationship along a row, are molded of a plastics material, with the endmost cap of each strip being molded with an outwardly cantilevered securing tab. A plurality of strip segments, after removal from the mold, are positioned in adjacent end-to-end relationship and the connecting tab on the end of one strip is mechanically joined to the endmost cap associated with a second strip, with a plurality of such strips being joined in aligned end-to-end relationship to define the elongate strip, which strip can be suitably packaged as a coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: National Nail Corporation
    Inventors: Roger C. Bruins, Roger A. Vanden Berg
  • Patent number: 7198446
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to secure straight travelability for a fastener during the driving of the latter, simplify the connecting fastener production process, simplify the cleaning of the work site, and prevent work-attending damage to the flooring. In a connecting fastener, kraft paper (5) in a combination band (2, 3) for holding a number of nails (2) is pasted to opposite surfaces of the nails (2), the kraft paper (5) having a plastic layer (6) that is formed with a plurality of grooves (7A, 7B) with a pitch smaller than the arrangement pitch of the nails (2), facilitating the separation of the nails (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Max Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshizawa, Toshio Kimura
  • Patent number: 7090455
    Abstract: A staple or nail gun assembly includes a staple or nail gun, a cap feeding device and a cap having a peripheral rim disposed on its underside, a marginal edge on its upper side adjacent a central portion having the shape of a truncated cone. The staple or nail gun and the cap feeding device are generally disposed at opposite ends of the handle of the staple or nail gun. The cap feeding device includes a base, a cap container and a shuttle, and feeds caps sequentially as they are affixed by the gun. The caps are coaxially stacked by means of a coaxial plastic cord or wire with retaining means at the respective ends or in a tubular container with a flanged end. The caps may also be stacked on a rod or held together by melting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: PneuTools, Incorporated
    Inventor: Frederick W. Lamb