Integral Strip Patents (Class 411/443)
  • Publication number: 20150139753
    Abstract: A connecting body for nails includes a large number of nails that are arrayed in parallel to each other at regular intervals, each including a shank portion welded to two wires respectively crossing the nails at two positions spaced apart from each other in a direction of an axial line of the shank portion so that the nails are connected to each other. A diameter of each of the two wires is set to be sufficiently smaller than a diameter of each of the nails. The shank portion of the each of the nails includes vertical ribs formed at a position of a welded portion on an outer periphery of the shank portion so as to protrude along the direction of the axial line of the shank portion. Outer surfaces of the two wires are welded to the vertical ribs of the nails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Total Fastening Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Ouchi, Yukie Hayashi, Saburo Sugita, Tsutomu Hanazawa
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140353354
    Abstract: Stapler with metal staples to apply staples with their longitudinal axis inclined by angular degrees relative to the plane of the stapler, particularly useful to staple, despite its relatively small stapling depth, the sheets of a newspaper in their spine folding as well as, centrally, both open foolscap sheets arranged one on top of the other and sheets folded as an exercise book and to correctly but easily staple sheets arranged one on top of the other in their top left corner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Igino ROVATTI
  • Patent number: 8882426
    Abstract: A coated fastener has a tip and a coating on the fastener, at least at the tip. The coating is formulated from a solvent-borne resin. The fastener includes one or both of a solids based additive in the solvent-borne acrylic resin and an overcoat on the solvent-borne acrylic resin. A strip of collated fasteners with the coating is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Horst, Jyi-Jiin Luo, Wen-Feng Liu, Daniel V. Chin, Daniel P. Birr
  • Patent number: 8870510
    Abstract: A wire mesh rivet (13) is provided which is used to produce a wire mesh isolator (11) in a bore (9) of a substrate such as a heat shield (7) for a vehicle exhaust system. The rivet (13) comprises a unitary wire mesh structure (19) which has a collar (15) and a shank (17). The collar (15) has a higher density than the shank (17), e.g., the collar (15) has the density of the finished isolator (11). The rivet (13) is formed into the finished isolator (11) by compressing the shank (17) to form a second collar, while restraining the original collar (15) from substantially changing its shape. The rivet (13) can include a metal insert (23) which prevents the wire mesh of the finished isolator (11) from experiencing high levels of compression when the substrate is fastened to its supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: ACS Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: George Greenwood
  • Publication number: 20140294535
    Abstract: A fastener assembly of fastening members formed from connected and collated fasteners mounted in non-contacting clips, for feeding into a fastening tool. The fastening members are driven by a powered fastening tool into deck boards and joists for building a deck or driven into alternate workpieces for building other structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Richard B. WATERMAN, Brian C. BURKE, Lok C. LAM
  • Publication number: 20140182105
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented herein for assembling a fence gate on-site. The system may include a fence press and a nail plate. The fence press may be smaller and more portable than typical presses, and adapted to press the nail plate into a junction of a plurality of boards to create the fence gate. In one embodiment, the fence press presses the nail plate into three boards at once, causing a strong union at the plate location. The nail plate may contain protrusions that have a hook feature to prevent the nail plate from pulling out of the boards. In one embodiment, the hook feature may include a sub-protrusion on the protrusion. The fence press may include a pressing surface that is substantially the same shape as the nail plate, and may be adapted to hold the nail plate in place as the press operates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Marston Lee Tuck
  • Publication number: 20140178151
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tacking nail connection body which allows a user to clearly recognize a stage for use of a tacking nail and a point in time for charging a tacker. In the tacking nail connection body (20) in which a plurality of tacking nails are arranged in a line and connected to each other, at least one tacking nail (21) disposed on a position biased from a central portion of the tacking nail connection body (20) toward one side includes an indicating member (30) attached along a length direction of a body part (21b) on a surface of the body part (21b) between a head part (21a) and a tip part (21c) of the tacking nail (21) and separated from the body part (21b) when the body part (21b) is stuck into lumber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Sang Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 8556073
    Abstract: A carrier for use in fastener driving tools, i.e. tools for driving fasteners such as nails into concrete, steel or other materials. In use, a carrier which carries multiple fasteners is loaded into the fastener driving tool. The carrier disclosed in this disclosure can be used with fastener driving tools of many different brands and models. The carrier includes multiple sleeves connected together by connecting parts. Each sleeve has an upper breakable collar, a middle wall portion, and a lower collar. The outer cross section of the lower collar has a substantially circular shape; the outer cross section of the upper collar has a near-rectangular shape. The upper collar has a smaller thickness than the lower collar, which enables the carrier to fit into and be used with fastener driving tools of different brands and models. The carrier is made of a plastic material such as high density polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Jaaco Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Chain Liang
  • Publication number: 20130259602
    Abstract: A washer assembly for a fastener driver includes a layer having a number of washer members coupled together and located side by side, and having a hinge line formed between every two adjacent washer members for temporarily securing or coupling the washer members together, and for allowing the washer members to be selectively received or engaged with the nails or staples or fasteners that are hammered or punched out of the nose portion of the driver body member by the ejector. The washer members each include an orifice for selectively receiving or engaging with the nails or staples or fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Shun Ping YAO
  • Publication number: 20130259603
    Abstract: A washer combination for a fastener driver includes a layer having a number of washer members coupled together and located side by side, and an elongate adhesive member or an elongate strap attached to the washer members for temporarily securing or coupling the washer members together, and for allowing the washer members to be selectively received or engaged with the nails or staples or fasteners that are hammered or punched out of the nose portion of the driver body member by the ejector. The washer members each include an orifice for selectively receiving or engaging with the nails or staples or fasteners. The washer members are selectively coupled together with hinge lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Shun Ping Yao
  • Publication number: 20130251477
    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: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Joh. Friedrich Behrens AG
    Inventor: Klaus Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20130115026
    Abstract: A fastener having a clamp head which has a clamp with a clamp angle in a range of from 75 degrees to greater than 30 degrees. A nail having a clamp head which has a clamp with a clamp angle in a range of from 75 degrees to greater than 25 degrees. A nail stick having a collation angle which has a value greater than 25 degrees. A method of manufacturing a nail stick having a step of punching a collated band of wires to create clamp heads having clamps which respectively have a clamp angles in a range of from 60 degrees to 40 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: STANLEY FASTENING SYSTEMS, L.P.
    Inventor: STANLEY FASTENING SYSTEMS, L.P.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130022425
    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: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: GRIPNAIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Fleet Ashton, Louis Steven Costa, Christopher Allan Ryding, Anthony David Oliver
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20120282063
    Abstract: A strip for fastening elements, each having a shank and a head, and including a plurality of holding sections joined to each other so that each can temporarily hold a fastening element, whereby a first holding section has a receptacle for a shank of a fastening element, whereby the receptacle defines a fastening direction in which a fastening device can drive the fastening element out of the receptacle and into a substrate, and whereby the receptacle has a face opening on the head side that closes off the receptacle opposite from the fastening direction, and whereby an edge of the face opening on the head side is slanted at an acute angle with respect to the fastening direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Kieber, Elisabeth Malm
  • Publication number: 20120057950
    Abstract: A coated fastener has a tip and a coating on the fastener, at least at the tip. The coating is formulated from a solvent-borne resin. The fastener includes one or both of a solids based additive in the solvent-borne acrylic resin and an overcoat on the solvent-borne acrylic resin. A strip of collated fasteners with the coating is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Horst, Jyi-Jiin Luo, Wen-Feng Liu, Daniel V. Chin, Daniel P. Birr
  • Publication number: 20110305542
    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: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20110284408
    Abstract: To provide interlinked staples which are made possible to be fed accurately in the inside of a stapler and a staple cartridge which houses these interlinked staples. The interlinked staples 1a are constituted by interlinking a plurality of staples 2a each of which has an elongated and straight-formed shape. The vicinities of the edge portions in the longitudinal direction of the each staple 2a are formed in trapezoidal shapes, and the widths are tapered toward the tips thereof. Also, adhesion portions 31 coated with adhesive agent are provided on the rear surfaces of the vicinities of both the edge portions in the longitudinal direction of the each staple 2a. Also, there are provided elliptical feeding holes 32 at predetermined positions from both the edge portions of the side by which each staple 2a is interlinked. A portion between two feeding holes 32 is made to be a slit portion 33 and the respective staples 2a are cut off perfectly thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Aoki
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8047366
    Abstract: A connected fastener assembly is formed by fitting a shaft guide on a shaft section of each fastener, by connecting the fasteners using two connecting sheets made of a synthetic resin and disposed on upper and lower sides of the shaft guides. Since the connecting sheets have through holes thorough which the fasteners pass and connecting sections formed so as to be easy to bend or difficult to bend in the width direction, the connected fastener assembly can be formed into a straight type or a coil type. In a connected fastener assembly, shaft sections of a plurality of fasteners are connected by a connecting band formed of a thin sheet of a synthetic resin. Ring-shaped retaining sections for retaining the shaft sections are formed at constant intervals in the connecting bands. The ring-shaped retaining sections are disposed so as to be overlaid on shaft guides made of soft materials and fitted on the shaft sections. Each of the shaft guides is formed into a cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakagawa, Hiroki Yamamoto, Takamichi Hoshino, Kazuhisa Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8033394
    Abstract: A connected fastener assembly is formed by fitting a shaft guide on a shaft section of each fastener, by connecting the fasteners using two connecting sheets made of a synthetic resin and disposed on upper and lower sides of the shaft guides. Since the connecting sheets have through holes through which the fasteners pass and connecting sections formed so as to be easy to bend or difficult to bend in the width direction, the connected fastener assembly can be formed into a straight type or a coil type. In a connected fastener assembly, shaft sections of a plurality of fasteners are connected by a connecting band formed of a thin sheet of a synthetic resin. Ring-shaped retaining sections for retaining the shaft sections are formed at constant intervals in the connecting bands. The ring-shaped retaining sections are disposed so as to be overlaid on shaft guides made of soft materials and fitted on the shaft sections. Each of the shaft guides is formed into a cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakagawa, Hiroki Yamamoto, Takamichi Hoshino, Kazuhisa Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20110194914
    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: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Andreas Kunz, Juergen Stodt, Holger Endres, Wolfgang Schneider, Stefan Bonekamp, Patrick Podwoiski
  • Publication number: 20110158770
    Abstract: A connected fastener assembly is formed by fitting a shaft guide on a shaft section of each fastener, by connecting the fasteners using two connecting sheets made of a synthetic resin and disposed on upper and lower sides of the shaft guides. Since the connecting sheets have through holes thorough which the fasteners pass and connecting sections formed so as to be easy to bend or difficult to bend in the width direction, the connected fastener assembly can be formed into a straight type or a coil type. In a connected fastener assembly, shaft sections of a plurality of fasteners are connected by a connecting band formed of a thin sheet of a synthetic resin. Ring-shaped retaining sections for retaining the shaft sections are formed at constant intervals in the connecting bands. The ring-shaped retaining sections are disposed so as to be overlaid on shaft guides made of soft materials and fitted on the shaft sections. Each of the shaft guides is formed into a cylindrical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yasushi NAKAGAWA, Hiroki YAMAMOTO, Takamichi HOSHINO, Kazuhisa TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 7963393
    Abstract: A connected fastener assembly is formed by fitting a shaft guide on a shaft section of each fastener, by connecting the fasteners using two connecting sheets made of a synthetic resin and disposed on upper and lower sides of the shaft guides. Since the connecting sheets have through holes thorough which the fasteners pass and connecting sections formed so as to be easy to bend or difficult to bend in the width direction, the connected fastener assembly can be formed into a straight type or a coil type. In a connected fastener assembly, shaft sections of a plurality of fasteners are connected by a connecting band formed of a thin sheet of a synthetic resin. Ring-shaped retaining sections for retaining the shaft sections are formed at constant intervals in the connecting bands. The ring-shaped retaining sections are disposed so as to be overlaid on shaft guides made of soft materials and fitted on the shaft sections. Each of the shaft guides is formed into a cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakagawa, Hiroki Yamamoto, Takamichi Hoshino, Kazuhisa Takeuchi
  • 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: 20100266367
    Abstract: An ease of drive coating for a fastener is formulated from a resin having at least two different friction reducing components, such as silicone and graphite. A fastener and fastener strip include a resin formulation with at last two different friction reducing components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Geronimo E. Lat, Lawrence S. Shelton, Daniel P. Birr, Arthur C. Wachowski, Daniel V. Chin
  • Publication number: 20100119329
    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: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    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: 7703649
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention a collation comprises a plurality of sleeves for supporting and carrying a plurality of fasteners through a magazine, wherein each of the plurality of sleeves have a front and a predetermined length of between about ¼ and about 0.4 inch, each of the plurality of fasteners have a predetermined length of between about ¾ inch and about 1½ inch and a tip located at a predetermined position from about 0.05 inch behind the sleeve front to about ¼ inch beyond the sleeve front, frangible bridges integrally connecting the plurality of sleeves together in a serial array and facilitating the separation of a leading one of the plurality of sleeves from remaining ones of the plurality of serially arranged sleeves when a drive member of the fastener driving tool drives a leading one of the fasteners disposed within the leading one of the sleeves, and a plurality of protrusions from the sleeves for engaging the rails in the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce F. Wywialowski, Richard Urban
  • Patent number: 7641432
    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: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    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: 7588147
    Abstract: A carrier strip (1) for nails (3) or other securing elements to feed an automatic nailing machine, which is characterized by a series of cartridges (2), whereby each cartridge (2) holds a nail (3). The cartridges (2) have a cylindrical central body (4) finished off at the ends by a wider base (6) and crown (7), with a special feature in which the transition between the central body (4) and the base (6) and crown (7) is carried out by conic geometry. Furthermore, the vertical reinforcement of the cartridge (2) is provided by two lateral pillars (5), parallel to the longitudinal axis (18) of the central body (4), which links the base (6) and the crown (7) without coming into contact with the central body (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventor: I{hacek over (n)}aki Diez Del Hoyo
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7520385
    Abstract: In a packaging arrangement for smoothly and conveniently providing small hardware items to an assembly line operator, the items are fastened onto a flexible band, lined up in the order in which they are to be installed on an article being assembled. The band is divided into equal segments defined by index marks, each segment containing the hardware items required for the assembly of one article. The items are fastened to the band off-line using securing features fashioned from the band itself in a manner and orientation by which each item can be plucked from the band with a tool that can grasp the item, pull it off the band, transport it to the article being assembled, and install it on the article without intermediate disengagement from the tool. The utilization of the band improves the productivity and reliability of manually assembled articles such as disk drives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: ESGW Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Young Chee Yu, Ming-Goei Sheu
  • Publication number: 20080317563
    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: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Mitsuzo Shida, Terry Michael Finerman
  • Publication number: 20080273943
    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: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    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: 7416376
    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: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    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
  • Publication number: 20070272720
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sheet of partially-formed staple blanks, stacked sheets of partially-formed staple blanks, and a stapler for receiving the stacked sheets. Each blank defines a crown portion lying in a crown plane, a first leg portion connected to a first end of the crown portion and lying in a first leg plane forming an angle with the crown plane between about 5 degrees and about 50 degrees, and a second leg portion connected to a second end of the crown portion and lying in a second leg plane different from the first leg plane and forming an angle with the crown plane between about 5 degrees and about 50 degrees. The first leg portions of the blanks are attached to one another in the first leg plane, and the second leg portions of the blanks are attached to one another in the second leg plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: ACCO BRANDS USA LLC
    Inventor: David P. Adams
  • Patent number: 7273337
    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: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    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
  • Publication number: 20070207011
    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: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Applicant: Zeus Techno Inc
    Inventor: Chi Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 7090077
    Abstract: A magazine strip (2) for fastening elements (14) includes a strip-shaped support strap (4), a plurality of uniformly spaced from each other, transporting recesses (8) for a stepwise displacement of the magazine strip (2) in a magazine receptacle and opening toward a first one (6) of opposite longitudinal edges of the strap, and a plurality of substantially cylindrical receptacles (12) for retaining fastening elements (14) and limited by a lower surface (21) and an upper surface (22) of the support strap (4) and opening toward a second one (10) of the opposite longitudinal edges of the support strap (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Pally, Gerd Daubinger
  • Patent number: 6989186
    Abstract: An upholstery tack strip includes a metal ribbon and a thermoplastic sleeve covering at least a portion of the ribbon. The sleeve includes at least one, and possibly a pair of, lengthwise removed strip section(s) so as to expose a corresponding lengthwise surface of the metal ribbon. The metal ribbon integrally includes nail sections which protrude outwardly from said tack strip. At least one, and preferably both, lateral edges of the metal ribbon are knurled or serrated so as to assist in anchoring the ribbon to the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Inventors: David L. Haygood, Gary T. Schwertner
  • Publication number: 20040265092
    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: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Geronimo E. Lat, Daniel P. McDonald, Henry W. Schniedermeier, Paul L. Hicks, Harold D. Gray, Donald E. Bergstrom, Guenther Kram, Garry F. Tupek