Plural-sectioned Sleeve Patents (Class 411/63)
  • Patent number: 10344790
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a masonry member comprising an anchor member and a sleeve. The anchor member has a shank with a ridge formed thereon, the ridge extending radially outwardly from and along a surface of the shank generally from a distal end of the anchor member toward a head of the anchor member. The sleeve defines a groove. The sleeve is coaxial with and at least partially surrounds the anchor member such that the ridge of the shank is at least partially received in the groove. A cross-sectional width of at least one of the ridge and the groove reduces in a direction extending toward the head of the anchor member so withdrawal of the anchor member through the sleeve expands at least part of the sleeve radially outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Murdoch
  • Patent number: 9217455
    Abstract: A quick release collapsible bolt utilizes a plurality of bolt segments that surround a removable central core. When the central core is in place, the bolt is used as a normal bolt that may screw into a nut or socket. The central, core can be pulled out when the bolt is attached to a nut to collapse the plurality of bolt segments so that the bolt segments then can be quickly withdrawn from the nut or receptacle without the need to unscrew the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Robert C. Woodall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8951293
    Abstract: An insert for receiving a bone screw includes an elongate sleeve having opposed proximal and distal ends and a wall defined by an outer peripheral surface configured for engaging bone and an inner peripheral surface configured for receiving a bone screw extended therethrough. At least one elongate slot is formed in the wall of the sleeve for promoting flexure of the insert. A tool for affixing an orthopedic screw insert within bone tissue includes a socket portion configured and adapted to engage a proximal section of an outer peripheral surface of an orthopedic screw insert. A driver extends distally from the socket portion. The driver is configured and adapted to engage a section of an inner peripheral surface of the orthopedic screw insert distal from the socket portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Andrew Glazer, Robert Jordan, John Haroutunian
  • Patent number: 8657543
    Abstract: A device for mechanically linking with a rotating axis at least two parts, which is configured to extend in a longitudinal direction in coaxial bores formed respectively in the at least two parts hinged in relation to each other around the axis. The device includes: a cylindrical body including at least one end portion including at least one longitudinal slot, the cylindrical body including in the longitudinal direction a cylindrical bore extended by a frusto-conical bore extending in the at least one end portion configured to be located in another bore; an insert of frusto-conical shape substantially complementary to the frusto-conical bore, the insert including a tapped aperture extending in the longitudinal direction when the insert is accommodated in the frusto-conical bore, and a screw with a threaded end configured to cooperate by screwing with the tapped aperture of the insert allowing to lock the cylindrical body in the another bore and making a rotoide joint around axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Christian Fabre, Alain Bignolais
  • Patent number: 8602703
    Abstract: Anchor and method for use of an anchor for securing structures. The anchor of the present invention comprises a slotted sleeve disposed on a bolt. The elements of the slotted sleeve expand outwardly when a compression element on the bolt is compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Rich
  • Patent number: 8337112
    Abstract: A joint and method for connecting elongated members end to end in which outer sleeves are anchored in blind holes extending in from each end face and a threaded rod is advanced into threaded nut receptacles affixed to the inside end of each sleeve to draw the end faces into abutment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Kauppila
  • Patent number: 8221479
    Abstract: An insert for receiving a bone screw includes an elongate sleeve having opposed proximal and distal ends and a wall defined by an outer peripheral surface configured for engaging bone and an inner peripheral surface configured for receiving a bone screw extended therethrough. At least one elongate slot is formed in the wall of the sleeve for promoting flexure of the insert. A tool for affixing an orthopedic screw insert within bone tissue includes a socket portion configured and adapted to engage a proximal section of an outer peripheral surface of an orthopedic screw insert. A driver extends distally from the socket portion. The driver is configured and adapted to engage a section of an inner peripheral surface of the orthopedic screw insert distal from the socket portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: PBJ, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Glazer, Robert Jordan, John Haroutunian
  • Patent number: 8192122
    Abstract: An anchor bolt for use in a hole in a base material is provided and includes a stud, a sleeve disposed about the stud and a retainer nut, disposed in operable communication with the stud and having a dimension measured from a central axis of the hole that is at least as large as a corresponding dimension of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Powers Fasteners, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Gaudron, Jacob Olsen
  • Patent number: 7815391
    Abstract: A connector and method for joining one end of a first wood member such as a wood log or beam to a side of a second wood member involving metal sleeves secured in aligned holes in a respective member with a protruding one of the sleeve slidable into the other sleeve. A bolt is threaded into an internally threaded element on the inner end of the sleeve in the first member and advanced to pull the members together. The sleeves are secured in the holes with spike features driven out into the surrounding wood. Alternatively, a tee connector has a plate portion fitting into a slot extending through aligned holes in the plate and one end of the first member. A cross plate is held against the one side of the other member with thread fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Richard W. Kauppila
  • Publication number: 20100129172
    Abstract: The invention relates to an expansion, anchor (10) comprising an expansion sleeve (12) which is divided into expansions (18) by means of longitudinal slots (14) arranged in the front section in the direction of placement (16) of the expansion sleeve (12) and also has an inner thread (20) in the rear section in the direction of placement (16). The expansion anchor (10) further comprises an expansion body (22), which preferably has the shape of a cone stump that tapers conically in the direction of placement (18), the conical stump being arranged in the front section in the direction of placement (16) of the expansion sleeve and inside the expansion sleeve (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventor: Jutta Göttlich
  • Patent number: 6220802
    Abstract: A forged, integral bolt (20) has a head, a tapered neck (22), a shank, and a plurality of plastically deformable, raised, contact surface portions (31) uniformly positioned adjacent the neck and extending axially and radially of the bolt for spreading a load applied to the bolt. Each raised portion has a base portion contiguous the neck, and an elongated, V-shaped, ridge portion raised above the base which is constructed to contact and fay with a congruent wall portion of a bolt bore (12) in a support structure. The bolt may have various shapes. (FIGS. 1-3, 10-23). The ridges may extend up onto the sides of the head. (FIG. 9). The ridge portions and base portions may be integrally forged as a pair of symmetrical, self-aligning, inserts (40) separate from, but mating with, opposite sides of the neck when a load is applied to the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: Ronald C. Clarke
  • Patent number: 5727355
    Abstract: A stone facing section anchor mounting system has a special hole configuration, in facing stone, that will not rotate while being installed, and because of its installed angularity and pressure points will not tend to rupture or pull out of the stone. The anchor system holds beyond the lateral strength of the stone itself when the stone is at the cracking point. The superior holding power of the present anchor and its minimum edge distance eliminates the kerf and aluminum "J" structure and silicone used with other anchors, and while having the advantage of being hidden it also has the holding power of a through bolt. Fan nut anchor holes in facing material are made with ease to tolerances required. The anchors do not rotate during installation and use a lock nut that does not work loose in transit and the anchor is such, with accurate hole predetermined angularity that installation can be made without over tightening occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Inventor: Richard A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 5344252
    Abstract: This key comprises a pair of elongated blocks each having a tapered recess; a tapered pin adapted to be inserted in a tubular tapered portion which is formed by bringing the pair of blocks together in such a manner that the tapered recesses confront, and mutually displaceable in the axial direction; and a clamping member adapted to be screwed into a threaded portion provided on one end of the tapered pin or the tubular tapered portion. The key obtained by assembling these parts can be fitted into a key groove provided between a driving member and a driven member. The clamping member is rotated to mutually displace the tapered pin with respect to the tubular tapered portion in the axial direction, thereby separating the blocks from each other, thus pressing the outer walls of the blocks against the inner wall of the key groove. As a result, the key is firmly fitted into the key groove, and the drive member and the driven member can be securely coupled together with a higher reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kakimoto
  • Patent number: 5170551
    Abstract: When aligning heavy shafts, their flanges (4, 5) are first roughly aligned, after which an expander bolt (10) is inserted through the roughly aligned flange holes (16). The expander bolts have a conical core (6) and internally conical sleeves (1, 2) arranged axially separated from each other thereon. First the sleeves (1, 2) are inserted into the relevant flange (4, 5) to the plane (50) between the shaft flanges. Then the bolt core (6) is inserted through the sleeves (1, 2), the front end of the conical section (64) passing the plane (20) between the sleeves (1, 2). In order to keep the nearest sleeve (1) at the plane (50) when the bolt core (6) is being drawn, a spacer (8) is used which is placed on the drawn end of the bolt shaft (6) and has a head (86) located between a drawing device (7) fitted on the bolt shaft (6) and the exposed end surface (41) of the adjacent shaft flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: Ovako Steel Couplings AB
    Inventor: Stefan Norberg
  • Patent number: 5156507
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expansible fastening device (10) for placement in a hole preformed in a base member for use in attaching a component part to the base using a conventional nut (24) and bolt (26). The fastening device includes a fastener body (12) having two body sections (28a, and 28b). The body sections when positioned together form a central cavity (30) within the fastener body which encloses and retains the nut and a wedge (14). Each longitudinal section includes a fin (16) which extends longitudinally and projects radially outward from the central region of each body section. Further, each body section includes primary and secondary teeth (18 and 20) which extend circumferentially about the outer surface of the sections. In operation the bolt is engaged with the nut and rotated, pushing the wedge from the fastening device. As the wedge is driven away from the nut, the teeth and fins are driven into the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: Northwest Design Products
    Inventor: John M. Underbrink
  • Patent number: 4946325
    Abstract: An expansion anchor stud comprises an expansion anchor for gripping a hole in a surface, an axially-aligned, externally threaded stud of substantially the same outside diameter as the anchor and engaging the distal end of the anchor, and an axially-aligned bolt extending through a hole in the anchor and engaging the stud. A head on the proximal end of the bolt abuts the proximal end of the anchor, and external threads on the bolt engage internal threads in a hole extending through the stud. The anchor is expanded by a tool inserted into the distal end of the hole in the stud to engage the distal end of the bolt and rotate the bolt relative to the stud, thereby axially compressing, and hence expanding, the anchor. The distal end of the stud extends, in use, through a hole in a panel being mounted to the surface so that a nut may be threaded onto the external threads of the stud to secure the panel to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Inventor: Frederic C. Abraham
  • Patent number: 4793755
    Abstract: A device for use with a toggle bolt of the type having a toggle threadable to a bolt. The device comprises a spool which has an opening for receiving the bolt therethrough. Connected to the spool is a leg member for extending along the bolt such that the toggle is guided by the leg member as the toggle is engaged by the bolt. The spool fits in the hole in a securing member through which the bolt extends to fix the bolt with respect to the securing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Inventor: Russell L. Brown
  • Patent number: 4789282
    Abstract: An expansion anchor stud comprises an expansion anchor (16) for gripping a hole (25) in a surface (24), an axially-aligned threaded stud (14) of substantially the same outside diameter as the anchor (16) and engaging the distal end of the anchor (16) for being disposed in a hole (26) in a panel (27) mounted to the surface (24) and having a hole (28) therethrough, and an axially-aligned bolt (12) extending through the hole (28) in the stud (14) and engaging the anchor (16) and limited in insertion by the distal end of the stud (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1988
    Inventor: Frederic C. Abraham
  • Patent number: 4757664
    Abstract: The invention provides for a fastening arrangement for a screening or lining panel in which the fastening arrangement includes half-tubular protrusions along the periphery of the panel which can fit in pairs into corresponding apertures in a support frame. The bore of each half-tubular protrusion is blanked off so that when a pair of such protrusions are fitted in an aperture in a support frame, a blind bore is formed. The fastening means further includes a pin which can be inserted into the bore formed by a pair of protrusions fitted into an aperture. The pin when inserted into the bores of the protrusions spreads the ends of the protrusions and thereby fastens the panel to the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1988
    Assignee: Screenex Wire Weaving Manufacturers (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventor: Manfred F. A. Freissle
  • Patent number: 4743138
    Abstract: A coupling device for two flanged shaft ends is disclosed. A tapered pin bolt having a conical shank is employed within a complementary, internally tapered expansion sleeve having longitudinal slit. The pin bolt and sleeve extend through aligned bores provided in the flanges. The pin bolt is externally threaded on its opposite ends extending from the conical shank. A nut having an internal, axially extending and pin arrangement is mounted over each respective end of the pin bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Assignee: Alsthom
    Inventor: Pierre Goy
  • Patent number: 4496259
    Abstract: A connector for connecting two rotors (2, 4) together, said connector having a plate (1, 3) on the end of each rotor.It has clamping bolts (5) and a plurality of fixing components (6) for the plates (1, 3). Each fixing component (6) has a sleeve (17) cut in two. The sleeve is cylindrical on the outside and conical on the inside and is disposed in precision-reamed bores (12, 14) of the same dimensions in the two plates, the bores of one plate facing and being situated exactly adjacent to those of the other when the rotors (2, 4) are aligned. A shank (20) which has a conical portion (21) pushes back the parts of the sleeve (17) against the walls of the bores (12, 14) thus connecting the plates together without play.In the case of normal operation, the connector has high resistance to shearing due to the fact that there are no stresses in the components (6). In the case of a torque greater than the normal torque, the parts of the sleeve 17 are deformed but can be very easily extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1985
    Assignee: Alsthom-Atlantique
    Inventor: Gerard Foucher
  • Patent number: 4482277
    Abstract: An expansion anchor assembly is made up of an anchor bolt and an expansion sleeve encircling and secured in an annular recess on the bolt. Adjacent the annular recess, the anchor bolt has a frusto-conical section. The expansion sleeve has diametrically opposite reduced thickness wall sections with a projection extending outwardly of the surface of the sleeve along each of the reduced thickness wall sections. When the expansion anchor assembly is inserted into a prepared borehole and the frusto-conical section is drawn into the sleeve, the sleeve breaks into axially extending sections along the reduced thickness wall sections and a uniform contact is provided between the sleeve section and the borehole surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Erwin Schiefer
  • Patent number: RE44016
    Abstract: The present invention is a wall anchor having a novel finger configuration. This wall anchor has a head and barrel portion with a bore extending therethrough and laterally expandable fingers in general alignment with the bore. Instead of a straight channel, a channel having curved portions separates the fingers. The curved portions of the channel define ramp surfaces that at least partially extend into the path of a securing member created by the bore. Thus, when a securing member, such as a bolt, pin, screw, nail or similar object is inserted into the bore to secure the wall anchor to the wall, the securing member contacts the two ramp surfaces, separating the fingers. As the fingers separate, a portion of the fingers near the ramp surfaces deform such that the ramp surfaces rest on an outer portion of the securing member, thus providing a securing force for connecting the wall anchor to the wall and relieving stress on the area at which the fingers are connected to the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Clairson, Inc.
    Inventor: Lee E. Remmers