Adhesive Coating Patents (Class 411/82.2)
  • Patent number: 10781846
    Abstract: One aspect is an apparatus including an additively manufactured first component and a captive nut contained within the first component for interconnecting the first component to a second component. Another aspect is an apparatus including a first additively manufactured component having a hole and a second additively manufactured component having a socket. The apparatus further includes a pin having a head engaging a surface of the first component and a shaft extending from the head through the hole in the first component and into the socket of the second component. Another aspect is an apparatus including first and second panels. The apparatus also includes a bolt having a head and a shaft extending from the head and a nut located at a distal end of the shaft. The first and seconds panels may be sandwiched between the bolt and nut to interconnect the first and second panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: DIVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Paul Gunner, John Russell Bucknell, Antonio Bernerd Martinez, Eahab Nagi El Naga
  • Patent number: 9039317
    Abstract: A connecting arrangement is provided between a plastic component with at least two mutually adjacent and at least approximately parallel walls and another structural element, having at least one force-transmission element which is adhesively bonded to the plastic component via an adhesive bond on the plastic component in frusto-conical or spherical-segment-shaped depressions in the mutually adjacent walls of the plastic component. The force-transmission element has a carrying structure for the other structural element. With the exception of a possibly provided coating, the force-transmission element is composed only of metallic material and has a plate which is adapted to the depression in the outer wall of the plastic component, which outer wall is adjacent to the other structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Matthias Stangl
  • Patent number: 9003662
    Abstract: An insert is configured for anchoring within a cored panel and has a wide flange on one end, a sacrificial cover and threaded pin on its opposite end and a nut captured therein. The panel is prepared by forming a countersunk hole therein and filling or coating such opening with an adhesive. The insert is fitted into the hole such that the flange is positioned against one surface of the panel while the sacrificial cover and threaded pin protrude from the opposite surface. A screw fixture is threaded onto the threaded pin to maintain the insert in place while the adhesive cures. Subsequent removal of the screw fixture and sacrificial cover completes the anchoring process and exposes the nut that is captured within the insert for receipt of an appropriate fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter John Leslie Burd, Venkata Prasanth Suman Neti
  • Publication number: 20150074973
    Abstract: A hole punch and a method for piercing a workpiece wherein a hole punch includes a sheet metal part and a piercing body attached thereto which carries out the piercing function and which is provided with a thread cylinder or can be provided with a thread cylinder, for example by pressing a threaded pin into a centrally arranged passage of the hole punch, wherein the hole punch can also be formed in one piece as a piercing body with a sheet metal-like flange. Furthermore a method is claimed for the manufacture of the hole punch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Oliver Diehl, Andreas Lembach
  • Patent number: 8894333
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fastening means, in particular a nail, a profiled nail, a nail-screw or a screw, the fastening means being coated at least partially with a coating composition containing a polymer bonding agent. Furthermore, the invention relates to a coating composition for finishing a fastening means and moreover to the use of the coating composition according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Raimund Beck Nageltechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Siemers
  • Publication number: 20140227058
    Abstract: A connecting arrangement is provided between a plastic component with at least two mutually adjacent and at least approximately parallel walls and another structural element, having at least one force-transmission element which is adhesively bonded to the plastic component via an adhesive bond on the plastic component in frusto-conical or spherical-segment-shaped depressions in the mutually adjacent walls of the plastic component. The force-transmission element has a carrying structure for the other structural element. With the exception of a possibly provided coating, the force-transmission element is composed only of metallic material and has a plate which is adapted to the depression in the outer wall of the plastic component, which outer wall is adjacent to the other structural element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Matthias STANGL
  • Publication number: 20140182772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous-based compositions suitable for use in threadlocking applications comprising: a) at least one carboxyl group containing (co)polymer; b) at least one polymerizable monomer A containing one acryloyl group; c) at least one polymerizable compound B containing at least two acryloyl groups; d) at least one encapsulated free radical initiator; and e) water. The inventive aqueous-based compositions are preferably substantially free of volatile organic solvents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventor: Peter Wrobel
  • Publication number: 20140130957
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a washer (11) for a female fastener (12, 12A), particularly a nut or collar, said washer comprising an annular base (15) and a substantially cylindrical skirt (13) of an outer periphery of the annular base, said annular base comprising a central orifice (18) coaxial with the axis (14) of the skirt, characterized in that the annular base is at least partially covered with a layer (21) of a viscous composition capable of forming a liquid-tight coating through polymerization. When installing a nut having such a washer onto a male fastener such as a pin (33), the spreading of the viscous layer makes it possible to fill in the gaps (36) of the assembly, the polymerization of the composition ensuring its leak-tightness afterwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Florent Verdier, Benoit REGNARD
  • Publication number: 20140133934
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fastening means, in particular a nail, a profiled nail, a nail-screw or a screw, the fastening means being coated at least partially with a coating composition containing a polymer bonding agent. Furthermore, the invention relates to a coating composition for finishing a fastening means and moreover to the use of the coating composition according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: RAIMUND BECK NAGELTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan SIEMERS
  • Patent number: 8672596
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for applying a stud are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an applicator for temporarily holding a fastener that includes a base and shaft against a contact surface includes a generally planar body having a lower surface, an upper surface, and a receptacle. The receptacle is configured to releasably receive at least a portion of the shaft of the fastener. The applicator further includes at least two legs extending from the body, each leg being movable between a relaxed position and a contact or applied position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher David Condliff, James Sullivan Bowlen
  • Patent number: 8628286
    Abstract: A finishing element 1 comprises a relatively form-retaining core body 2 connected liquid-tightly to a relatively flexible rim body 4, which here extends laterally around the core body in at least substantially liquid-tight manner. The core body 2 comprises a cavity for the purpose of receiving liquid-tightly therein an at least substantially shank-like free outer end 10 of a construction element. A finishing element 1 is thus provided with which the outer end of a construction element can be finished in reliably liquid-tight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kedge Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Joost Cornelis Duvekot, Martin Mastenbroek
  • Patent number: 8511961
    Abstract: A fastener and a method for reducing wear on a driver blade in a fastening tool includes applying a layer of solid-based lubricant between the head of a fastener and a driver blade end. The fastener is for use in a fastening tool and includes a head, a shank, and a layer of lubricant on the head of the fastener. The lubricant is graphite, molybdenum disulfide, tungsten disulfide, boron nitride, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), nano-diamonds, calcium stearate, sodium stearate, oils, greases, waxes, thermoplastic polymers, or another lubricant that exhibits similar characteristics. Aromatic polyamides (such as Kevlar™), ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, powdered glass, glass fibers, thermoplastic polymers, and thermoset polymers also are contemplate to provide a barrier to contact between the driver blade and fastener head. The lubricant is sprayed, rolled, brushed, blotted or otherwise applied between the head of the fastener and the driver blade end prior to firing the fastening tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Gabriel, Christopher A. Horst, Donald E. Bergstrom
  • Publication number: 20130084143
    Abstract: A variety of fasteners and guide assembly devices are disclosed. The fasteners in various forms include a guide member that protrudes from the fastener to facilitate guiding of the fastener into a hole, passage, opening, etc. or corresponding fastener component such as a nut. The guide member may be substantially rigid or substantially flexible. The guide member may be permanently or temporarily attached to the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: JORDAN CREATIVEWORKS, LLC
    Inventor: Jordan CreativeWorks, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130071202
    Abstract: Anaerobic adhesive and sealant compositions in film form, film spool assemblies containing such compositions in film form and preapplied versions thereof on matable parts are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Henkel Corporation
  • 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
  • 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: 8353651
    Abstract: A dry-to-the-touch moisture curing composition useful as a sealant and adhesive which includes a reactive modified methylene diisocyanate polymer component having isocyanate functionality of about 8% to about 18% by weight of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Susan Lamtruong Levandoski, Shabbir Attarwala, Alfred A. DeCato, Chris Ifeanyi Broderick
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130008587
    Abstract: An adhesive fastening element (602) for holding a workpiece (608), the adhesive fastening element (602) comprising: a body (604, 606) defining a recess (642) for receiving a protrusion (644) of the workpiece (608); wherein, in use, adhesive is applied between an end surface of the recess (642) and an end surface of the protrusion (644) and between a side surface of the recess (642) and a side surface of the protrusion (644) to bond the workpiece (608) to the adhesive fastening element (602). The workpiece (608) may be aligned with a reference point on the adhesive fastening element (602) and the adhesive cured to fix the position of the workpiece (608) relative to the adhesive fastening element (602).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Mark H. RAFFLES, Helen L. LLEWELLYN-POWELL, Colin J. HIGH
  • Publication number: 20130000818
    Abstract: A wall anchor insert, and an installation tool and method to allow for the installation of a wall anchor flush to wall surface. The materials are a polymeric insert, and a moisturing curing adhesive resin. The installation tool facilitates the installation of anchor, including the required resin coating, and insures that anchor is flush. At such time that redecorating is done, there will be no unsightly anchor to remove or wall damage to repair. The anchor is left in place with only one small screw hole to spackle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Robert W. Miller
  • Publication number: 20120201628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous-based compositions suitable for use in threadlocking applications comprising: a) at least one carboxyl group containing (co)polymer; b) at least one polymerizable monomer A containing one acryloyl group; c) at least one polymerizable compound B containing at least two acryloyl groups; d) at least one encapsulated free radical initiator; and e) water. The inventive aqueous-based compositions are preferably substantially free of volatile organic solvents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: HENKEL IRELAND LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Wrobel
  • Publication number: 20120168055
    Abstract: An apparatus for making and using a fastener suitable for use in airplane manufacture or repair that is coated with a pre-mixed moisture cure sealant. The sealant layer is coated with a frangible moisture barrier that will break apart when the fastener is installed, thus exposing the sealant to a moisture source. Once exposed to moisture, the sealant will begin to cure. Preferred embodiments also provide a premature cure indicator that provides a visual indication that the outer moisture resistant layer has been damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: SYSTEMS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: ALAN V. BRAY, DENISE DEPPE, LESLIE SCHMIDT, DAVID J. IRVIN
  • Publication number: 20120087764
    Abstract: A functional element of metal having a flange of larger diameter from an attachment surface and a centering section arranged inside the attachment surface and extending away from the flange, characterized in that an adhesive is arranged around the cylindrical section and adjacent to the attachment surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Oliver Diehl, Richard Humpert
  • Patent number: 8118526
    Abstract: An adhesive washer for a toilet seat fastener assembly which can be easily installed in the toilet seat fastener assembly without having to cope with the problem of slipping bolts and nuts as they will be securely adhered together. An adhesive toilet seat washer in accordance with the present invention comprises a washer material having an adhesive on at least one side of the washer for adhering to the fastener and holding it in place. In practice, a toilet seat is positioned such that the hole on the toilet seat hinge is directly above the hole on the outer wings of the commode bowl basin and a fastener is inserted through both of the holes in the toilet seat hinge and the commode bowl basin. The washer then is secured against the bottom of the commode bowl basin hole and the fastener, and the adhesive on at least one of the surfaces of the washer acts to hold the fastener in position, thereby maintaining the tightness and security of the fastener assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: David A. Dowling
  • Patent number: 7950885
    Abstract: A fastening element for mineral constructional components has a shaft (12) provided with a tapping thread (14) extending, at least regionwise, along the shaft (12), and a coating (21) that covers the shaft (12) likewise at least regionwise and that is formed of a polar thermoplast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Falk Rosenkranz
  • Publication number: 20100266361
    Abstract: An assembly includes a threaded hole, a threaded fastener, and a locking compound. The threaded fastener is positioned in the threaded hole with a portion of fastener threads mated with a corresponding portion of hole threads. The locking compound is between the mated fastener threads and hole threads. The locking compound includes an aluminum pigmented compound suspended in a water-based inorganic binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael D. Greenberg, James R. Kennedy, Mark D. Gossner, Nathan A. Shirk
  • Patent number: 7771148
    Abstract: An expandable sealant is provided for a fastener including a threaded defining surface. The fastener includes the expandable sealant as a coating adhered to at least a portion of the thread-defining surface to lock the fastener in place and to expand to fill space between the thread-defining surface of the fastener and an aperture through which the fastener is passed to seal the aperture to prevent fluid and gases from passing therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: ND Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Phillips
  • Patent number: 7726923
    Abstract: A post anchor for anchoring a member to a post is disclosed. The post anchor comprises two segments: a drill end and a second end. The drill end is adapted to drill a hole in a post. A member is anchored to the post by attaching the member to the second end of the post anchor. The drill end is adapted to drill a hole in a post so that the post anchor is arranged in the hole without any axial play. An adhesive may be added to the hole to fill the spaces between the post and the drill end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Ed. Geistlich & Söhne AG
    Inventors: Urs Fankhauser, Bruno Bertola
  • Publication number: 20100006208
    Abstract: Dry-to-the-touch compositions containing a curable polymeric matrix and a curable anaerobic composition present within the polymeric matrix are disclosed. In a particularly desirable form, the compositions are moisture curable. The compositions are non-flowable at high temperatures and have an improved solvent resistance once cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Shabbir Attarwala, Ifeanyi C. Broderick, Qinyan Zhu
  • Publication number: 20090324362
    Abstract: An expandable sealant is provided for a fastener including a threaded defining surface. The fastener includes the expandable sealant as a coating adhered to at least a portion of the thread-defining surface to lock the fastener in place and to expand to fill space between the thread-defining surface of the fastener and an aperture through which the fastener is passed to seal the aperture to prevent fluid and gases from passing therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: Brian J. Phillips
  • Patent number: 7600957
    Abstract: An expandable sealant is provided for a fastener including a threaded defining surface. The fastener includes the expandable sealant as a coating adhered to at least a portion of the thread-defining surface to lock the fastener in place and to expand to fill space between the thread-defining surface of the fastener and an aperture through which the fastener is passed to seal the aperture to prevent fluid and gases from passing therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: ND Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Phillips
  • Patent number: 7537839
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to anaerobically curable compositions of: (a) a cyanate ester compound having the structure of formula I: R1O—C?N)m??(I) ?wherein m is from 2 to 5 and R1 is an aromatic nucleus-containing residue; (b) a (meth)acrylate monomer; and (c) an anaerobic cure inducing composition comprising peroxide and saccharin, wherein said composition is free of added metallic catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Shabbir Attarwala, Qinyan Zhu, Susan Lamtruong Levandoski
  • Patent number: 7527463
    Abstract: A nut and a method of attaching the nut to a work piece includes the nut having a top side with a threaded bore therein to receive a bolt and the nut having an underside with a skirt depending from the outer periphery thereof. A shank depends from the nut and extends into a hole in the work piece to which the nut is to be attached. A heat curable adhesive coats the shank and also coats the underside of the nut between the depending shank and the depending skirt so that upon curing of the heat curable adhesive the nut is adhesively secured to the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Pei-Chung Wang, John D. Fickes, James F. Hengel, Mark D. Gugel
  • Publication number: 20080304933
    Abstract: A bolt temporary fixing nut 9, one axial end of which has a smaller diameter than a bolt hole of a bottom steel plate 1 and an outer peripheral surface of which is made into a tapered shape which is increased in diameter from the one axial end toward the other axial end so as to have a larger diameter than the bolt hole 3, is formed. The bolt temporarily fixing nut 9 is threadedly attached to the bolt 5, which is inserted through the bolt hole 3 from the bottom, and the one axial end of the nut is forcibly screwed into a gap between the bolt hole 3 and the bolt 5, thereby temporarily fixing the bolt 5 to the bolt hole 3 so as not to rotate. Thereafter, after the splice plate 2 is placed on the bottom steel plate 1, the nut 6 is fastened to the bolt 5, thereby joining the bottom steel plate 1 and a splicing plate 2. According to the invention, it is possible to prevent the bolt, which is hold in the bolt held in advance, from co-rotating at the time of nut fastening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Yukihiro KURATA, Masafumi TOKUSHIGE, Nayomon UNO, Yoshihiko NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 7413392
    Abstract: A two-piece fastener assembly for securing thermoplastic roof membranes to an underlying roof deck having: a stress plate and a fastener. The stress plate consists of a pre-fabricated metal layer and a thermoplastic layer which are integral with each other. The stress plate has top having three flat surfaces and two circumferential portions, forming ridges or protuberances connecting the flat surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Nebesnak, William P. Kuhn
  • Patent number: 7204925
    Abstract: A structure and a method of preventing electrolytic corrosion for a magnesium alloy member (20), the structure wherein a first coated layer (11) formed by electro deposition and a second coated layer (12) formed by distributing PTFE particles on the first coated layer (11) are covered on the surface of a tightening member (1) at least on a surface coming into contact with the magnesium alloy member (20), whereby, the electrolytic corrosion of the magnesium alloy member can be prevented at a low cost by insulating a tightening member such as a steel bolt and a washer from the magnesium alloy member, and an adhesiveness therebetween can be sufficiently assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sadaharu Matsumura, Tsuyoshi Kawabe, Tetsuya Saito, Katsumi Sakamoto, Ryosuke Kamegamori
  • Patent number: 7195437
    Abstract: The present invention provides a screw comprising a head and a threaded shank, wherein the shank is covered with a coating at least 60% of the length thereof from the end, the coating includes microcapsules that contain a viscous fluid with an appropriate level of viscosity. Shavings, including powdered shavings due to friction and exfoliations that may be generated during the screwing process, will be held, so that they will not fall, at the surface of the shank by the viscous fluid coming out of the microcapsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Nitto Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 7070376
    Abstract: A fastener adapted for anchoring into a masonry structure, such as a concrete block, employs an epoxy resin system so that the fastener is both mechanically engaged and bonded to the structure. In one preferred configuration, the bead is composed of a hardener, a resin and a nylon powder and has a cardioid-shaped configuration which subtends substantially 360° around the shank at an intermediate position of a threaded portion of the fastener. Various configurations are disclosed, including a fastener wherein adhesive in microencapsulated form is also applied to a lower intermediate portion. In addition, wings may extend from the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex S. Toback
  • Patent number: 6669428
    Abstract: The bonding of steel locating hinge washers to a hinge assembly to facilitate doors-off/door-on processing through an automotive trim shop. The adhesive bonding system cures during the cathodic electro-cost primer bake cycle. The adhesive maintains an intimate, positive contact with both metal surfaces ensuring adequate bonding performance and maximized bonding surface area during a defined heat or bake cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Argent International, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Autterson, John A. Haapala, Jeffery Perenic
  • Patent number: 6524433
    Abstract: A self-dispensing fastener for attachment to a substrate by a quick-setting photocuring adhesive has a UV transparent flange for placement against the substrate and UV opaque adhesive reservoir for containing the adhesive in the fastener, and upon pressing the fastener against the substrate the adhesive is expelled into the interface formed between the flange and the substrate for curing by UV radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventor: Theodore J. Sweeney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6511120
    Abstract: A reinforcing nut plate (40) contacts one surface of an automotive vehicle body pillar (28) with hot-melt adhesive bodies (52) therebetween. A door hinge plate (15) is secured to the pillar (28) and nut plate (40) by one or more bolts (20,22) providing a predetermined mounting arrangement. On rust-proofing or other manufacturing treatment raising the door temperature a significant amount, the adhesive bodies affix the nut plate to the pillar. Now, the door may be removed from the pillar and transported to another work site for accessories to be mounted, following which the door can be readily reinstalled to the predetermined arrangement with the pillar and nut plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Richard K. Mitts
  • Publication number: 20010051080
    Abstract: A polymer-coated metal fastener is provided which has both improved ease of drive into a substrate, and improved resistance to withdrawal from the substrate. The coated fastener is prepared by heating a metal fastener, or a portion of it, to about 400-2000° F. and cooling in an aqueous medium containing an acrylic or modified acrylic polymer. The rapid cooling causes formation of a thin yet durable polymer coating on the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Inventors: Kent B. Godsted, Geronimo E. Lat
  • Publication number: 20010010788
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying coatings to a portion of the internal bore or threads of a fastener or similar article having an opening on at least one end is provided. A 360° coating with material is provided using centrifugal force to assist in direction the material to a desired surface, which does not require use of a pressurized air stream in order to propell the coating material toward the walls of the article desired to be coated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Publication date: August 2, 2001
    Inventors: John S. Wallace, James P. DeFillipi, Joseph A. Lopetrone, Charles M. Stempien