Having Plural Openings Or Notches Engaging A Bolt Or Nut On Two Sides Patents (Class 411/92)
  • Patent number: 11644058
    Abstract: A honeycomb sandwich panel insert includes a housing defined by two identical halves which when joined together form a distal flange having opposed potting holes, and a central internal bore, integrally formed laterally extending member when joined forms a tight closed distal end of said bore. The honeycomb sandwich panel insert further includes a nut disposed within the internal bore of the housing and configured to float therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventor: Patrick W. Wells
  • Patent number: 10024075
    Abstract: System for supporting an upright member from a support surface includes an elongated carrier releasably engageable with the support surface, a base adapted to extend around at least part of the lower end of the carrier and abut the support surface and at least one anchor associated with the carrier and configured to grip the upright member when the upright member is inserted into a bore of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Newpark Mats & Integrated Services LLC
    Inventors: James Kerwin McDowell, Donald Scott Rogers, Grant Steven Cavalier, Billy James McDonald
  • Patent number: 9080504
    Abstract: Actuating device for a gas flow control element arranged in an inflow path of a turbocharger turbine and connected to a spindle traversing a turbine housing wall and fixed to an adjusting element adjoining said wall; a resilient seal pretensioned in the spindle axis direction comprises at least one annular sealing disc traversed by the spindle and being a resilient sheet metal ring is installed between said wall and the adjusting element said ring being pressed with bead feet of at least one annular half bead against an abutment surface fixed relative to the adjusting element and an abutment surface fixed relative to said wall, and the seal together with said abutment surfaces and at least the spindle delimit a space being sealed gastightly except for at least a gap between the spindle and said wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventors: Sonja Doehler, Stephan Maier
  • Patent number: 8678731
    Abstract: A nut (30) includes a main portion (30A) formed with a bolt insertion hole (31), into which a bolt is insertable, and a wedge portion (30B) projecting from the main portion (30A) in a radially outward direction of the bolt insertion hole (31) and having a width smaller than that of the main portion (30A). Thus, parts (27B) extending lateral to the wedge portion (30B) in parallel with a projecting direction of the wedge portion (30B) can be made thicker than parts (27A) extending lateral to the main portion (30A). Therefore, the parts (27B) that resist an accompanying rotation of the nut (30) can be thickened without enlarging a housing (20), with the result that strength against the accompanying rotation of the nut (30) can be ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouji Sakakura, Hiroyuki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8337129
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for locking and flagging a wheel nut, the wheel nut being rotatable about a central axis to a secured position. The apparatus comprises a substantially cylindrical body having a toothed central bore therein sized to closely surround and engage a periphery of the wheel nut. The cylindrical body having a slot therein so as to permit the cylindrical body to be radially expandable. The apparatus further comprises a first extension extending perpendicularly from the body having an indicator thereon and a second extension extending perpendicularly from the body to an opposed side thereof. The second extension having a distal end adapted to overlap and engage with a first extension of an adjacent wheel nut cover so as to cover the indicator of the adjacent wheel nut cover when the wheel nut is in a secured position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Bruce Richard Boyce, Warren Winston Hutchings
  • Patent number: 7927049
    Abstract: A multifunction wheel nut cap is used on motor vehicle to indicate loosening and rotation of a lug nut. On large trucks on which the lug nuts have to be frequently torqued to prevent the lug nut from loosening and turning until it drops from the wheel bolt, the indication of rotation and limiting of the rotation prevents the lug nut loss and requires tightening only when there is an indication that the lug has become loose. The Wheel cap nut device gives a visual warning when a nut has become loose. It also prevents water and contaminants from penetrating the lug nut and bolt threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: James C. Adams
  • Patent number: 7674080
    Abstract: The present invention provides a retaining washer for retaining threaded fasteners, such as bolts, that have been inadvertently loosened, in use. The invention finds particular application in gas turbine engines and in aircraft in general where wire locking of threaded fasteners has traditionally been employed. The washer (10) comprises a base member (14) having a plurality of apertures (18) each for receiving the shank of a respective bolt (20) or stud part of a threaded fastener, and engagement means (16) extending from the base member for engagement with respective bolt head or nut parts of the fasteners to retain the said head or nut parts with respect to the washer in the event of inadvertent loosening. The said engagement means is deformable between an open configuration which enables access to the bolt head or nut parts of the fasteners for tightening and/or removal thereof and a closed configuration in which the bolt head or nut part are captively retained with the washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Michael Agg, Michael Morrison, Christopher Wright
  • Patent number: 7604460
    Abstract: A rotorcraft rotor includes a hub , a first blade having a first twistable structure secured to the hub by a first bolt and a first ring or washer , a second blade having a second twistable structure secured to the hub by a second bolt and a second ring or washer. The rotor includes a stop structure for preventing each ring or washer from turning relative to the hub or relative to the corresponding twistable structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Eurocopter
    Inventors: Gilbert Mestre, Guy Cruveiller
  • Publication number: 20080292425
    Abstract: A threaded insert for use in a composite and/or honey-comb matrix has a nut member disposed within a plastic housing. The threads of the nut member have a free running thread section and a thread lock section. When a fastener is made up into the nut member, a surface on the nut member engages an opposite-facing surface on the plastic housing, thereby reversing the nut loading from tensile loading to compression loading. A thermoplastic embodiment of the nut member may be fabricated to meet the specifications of aircraft manufacturers required for the SL2334 insert, including thread reusability, tensile loading (pullout load), shear, and interchangeability with the metal component currently in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Victor Pineiros, Wilhelm Schepergerdes
  • Publication number: 20080172979
    Abstract: A bolt has a pointed end with cutting edges. The cutting edges may have knurls (grooves) or ridges, and may have a spiral arrangement. The bolt may have a convex end, such as a cone end or a curved end. A plurality of bolts may be used as part of a reinforcing bar splice that also includes a sleeve. The bolts engage threaded holes of the sleeves. As the bolts are tightened, they bore into the receiving bar ends, securing the bar ends within the sleeve. Cutting edges on the bolts aid in boring the ends of the bolts into the reinforcing bar ends. Using cutting edges on the bolt ends allows deeper penetration of the bolts into the reinforcing bar ends, without increasing the amount of torque used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Eric J. Wilson, Michael H.S. Oh
  • Patent number: 7367766
    Abstract: A device for fastening two parts to each other includes fastening screws extending in aligned passages in the two parts and receiving nuts, and a removable element for preventing the screw heads from moving during tightening or loosening of the nuts on the screws, this removable element cooperating with one of the two parts for preventing rotation of the screw heads relative to this part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Daniel Dao, Eric Landragin, Francois Garcin
  • Patent number: 6409224
    Abstract: A fastening means (7) is proposed for bushings of all types on housings (1), in particular plastic housings, on which at least two bushings (2a, 2b) are formed on in the form of short, hollow-cylindrical projections, which permit accesses into the housing interior and on which various lines, such as supply lines and/or signal lines and the like for an item of equipment located in the housing (1), are fastened by means of adapters (5a, 5b) fastened there. The fastening means (7) comprises a sheet-like base plate (8) in which openings are provided, the inner surfaces of which are shaped in such a way that the base plate (8) fits on all the adapters (5a, 5b) and in this way connects them to one another and braces them against one another. This achieves the effect that, when screwing in and tightening cable connections or connections of other lines into the adapters (5), overstressing of the connection of the adapters (5a, 5b) to the housing (1) is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co.
    Inventors: Robert Schmidt, Berthold Laurinat
  • Publication number: 20020076300
    Abstract: A nut plate is formed from a generally U-shaped clip having first and second elongated legs and a connecting leg extending therebetween. The first leg has an opening therein for receipt of a nut and for securing the nut in the leg. The second leg has a pass-through opening opposing the nut opening. The nut is fully passed through the pass-through opening for securing in the first leg. The nut can be positioned in the first leg without deflection and urging away of the legs from one another. A method for making the nut plate includes the steps of forming an elongated strip, forming a nut opening in the strip and forming a pass-through opening in the strip. The strip is bent to define a clip having the first and second legs and the connecting leg. The clip can be heat treated. A nut is then passed through the pass-through opening into the nut opening and is secured to the first leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventor: John P. Patterson
  • Patent number: 5795117
    Abstract: A resin molding product with a nut receiving portion of the present invention has a recess 22 for receiving nuts 31 and 32 later. The recess 22 includes a pair of right and left side walls 22c and 22d which abut against outer parallel faces 31b and 32b of respective nuts 31 and 32 to prevent nuts 31 and 32 from being loosened, a pair of front and rear walls 22e which abut against front and rear end faces of respective nuts 31 of 32, a bottom walls 22b which butt against part of outer lower ends of respective nuts 31 and 32 to adjust a length of engagement of nuts 31 and 32, and a nut receiving opening 22a opposite to the bottom wall 22b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Onoda
  • Patent number: 5429465
    Abstract: A retainer member for inhibiting or preventing relative rotation between a plurality of fastener elements which are arranged in predetermined spaced relationship with each other, and more particularly, an apertured retainer plate for preventing the rotation of nuts which are screw-fitted onto the threaded shanks of bolts so as to facilitate the tightening and torquing or disassembling of the bolts on the nuts. Also disclosed is a plurality of the plate-shaped retainer members being arrangeable in a contiguous relationship with each other and thereby collectively defining a specified bolt circle having the apertures therein located at annular positions in conformance with bolt holes formed in structures, such as mating flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Assignee: Witco Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Puskas
  • Patent number: 5078537
    Abstract: A connecting device comprising a nut and a nut holder made of synthetic resin for holding the nut in a predetermined position in a T-groove made in one side of an elongated standardized member. The nut holder consists of an elastically deformable portion and two projections integrally formed with the opposing ends of the deformable portion. The deformable portion has a width slightly greater than that of the T-groove. The nut is held between the projections of the nut holder, and the nut holder is inserted into the T-groove. Once in the T-groove, the deformable portion of the nut holder remains elastically deformed, thus holding the nut at the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: NIC Autotec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryoichi Nomura
  • Patent number: 4893975
    Abstract: A locking device for threaded fasteners includes a unitary flexibly shape-retaining body having portions nonrotatably engaging the heads of each of a pair of bolts, and a medial interconnecting bar portion which mutually prevents rotation of the portions and of the engaged bolts, while also deformably allowing for variable spacing between the pair of bolts to be accommodated. A resilient retainer pin removably secures the locking device to each bolt head. The locking device may be reused many times without detriment to its locking function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: Allied-Signal Inc.
    Inventor: William M. Anthony
  • Patent number: 4808069
    Abstract: A variable guide vane 12 bushing assembly 10 which features means that prevents bushing rotation. A bushing 16 comprises flats 16b on its outer sleeve, the flats interlock with race track shaped holes 20a on a tab-lock washer 20. The tab-lock washer spans two or more adjacent vane stems (12,14) and thus is not susceptible to rotation. A retainer 24 and the vane arm 26 assemble on top of the tab-lock washer to complete the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: George Bonner, Milo R. Rodriguez, Douglas L. Kisling
  • Patent number: 4759481
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a cycle headlamp, particularly for a bicycle headlamp, features a mounting bracket (13) which can clamp onto a horizontally disposed strut of the cycle frame or of a cycle accessory, such as a baggage carrier.The cycle headlamp has a reflector housing (9) which is rotatably coupled to the upper end of the mounting bracket (13). The lower end (14) of the mounting bracket is bifurcated into upper (15) and lower (16) legs or jaws, which define a bight or maw (18) having an interior clamping surface (17) which is preferably half-cylindrical but may also be polygonal. A further clamping element (24, 25) is supported by the jaws (15, 16) and presses the strut (7) between itself and the clamping surface (17). This mounting is very secure and resists twisting torques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: ESGE-Marby GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Heinrich Belka
  • Patent number: 4737057
    Abstract: A locking device for fasteners such as hex nuts and bolt heads comprises plate-like body having an opening with centrally directed teeth which engage the nuts or heads when the device is pressed over them. A spring device or a bolted connector forces the locking device into a canted position in which it locks itself to the nut or head. By connecting pairs of such locking devices to each other, adjacent nuts or heads are prevented from rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Awapatent AB
    Inventor: Rolf Olsson
  • Patent number: 4529244
    Abstract: A vehicle body panel structure includes a plastic panel mounted upon an underlying metal substructure. A fastener fixedly attaches one end portion of the plastic panel on the metal structure. A mounting block is slidably mounted on the metal substructure longitudinally spaced from the fastener to define a path of longitudinal movement of the mounting block toward and away from the fixed end portion of the plastic panel. A spring urges the mounting block to a certain longitudinal position and is yieldable to permit movement of the mounting block away from the certain longitudinal position. A fastener attaches the plastic panel to the mounting block so that the plastic panel is effectively supported in a manner enabling longitudinal movement relative to the fixed one end portion to accommodate thermal or hygroscopic growth of the plastic panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Wieslaw S. Zaydel
  • Patent number: 4346734
    Abstract: A locking device to keep two spaced apart positionable heads in place. The disclosed locking device can keep two hex shaped adjustable relief valve heads (34,44) in place. The locking device (10) is punched out of a flat thin sheet metal plate. An elongated opening (12) punched out in the plate has a length (14) which is greater than the furthest separation of the two adjustable heads (34,44). The in flat width (16) of the elongated opening (12) in the sheet metal plate is large enough to fit over the adjustable heads. During use, the plate is bent to decrease the effective width of the opening (12) so that it is smaller than the associated adjustable heads. The locking device (10) is then forced over the two heads (34,44) to engage a flat portion thereof and prevent relative movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1982
    Assignee: The Warner & Swasey Company
    Inventor: John H. Frank