Enclosed (e.g., Socket) Patents (Class 81/121.1)
  • Patent number: 11318587
    Abstract: A telescopic socket includes an outer sleeve, an inner sleeve, and a jointing ring. The outer sleeve includes at least one abutting ball, plural first concave portions, and plural first protruding portions. The inner sleeve is sleeved by and slidably connected to the outer sleeve and includes at least two engaging holes, plural second concave portions, and plural second protruding portions. The second protruding portions are slidably connected to the first concave portions respectively, and the first protruding portions are slidably connected to the second concave portions respectively. The jointing ring is movably connected to the outer sleeve and includes an abutting part and an accommodating part, and the abutting part optionally abuts against the abutting ball. By controlling the jointing ring, the inner sleeve can be slid or positioned relative to the outer sleeve, and the length of the telescopic socket can be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KABO Tool Company
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11279007
    Abstract: The telescopic crank handle drill bit attachment comprises a hook, an extendable rod, and a drill attachment. The telescopic crank handle drill bit attachment may couple to a crank coupler of an overhead retractable device. The telescopic crank handle drill bit attachment may rotate the crank coupler when the telescopic crank handle drill bit attachment is turned using a rotary tool. As non-limiting examples, the overhead retractable device may be an awning, a window blind, or a skylight. The telescopic crank handle drill bit attachment may rotate the crank coupler in a first rotational direction to move the overhead retractable device in a first operational direction. The telescopic crank handle drill bit attachment may rotate the crank coupler in a second rotational direction to move the overhead retractable device in a second operational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: William Stoll
  • Patent number: 11246686
    Abstract: A screwdriver for medical, in particular dental applications, is provided, the screwdriver (2, 2?, 2?) being configured to cooperate with a screw (1, 1?), the screw (1, 1?) having an apical end (11), a coronal end (10), a screw axis (S) and a first recess (14) at the coronal end for engagement with the screwdriver, the first recess (14) having a substantially polygonal inner contour in a radial plane that is perpendicular to the screw axis (S), the screwdriver (2, 2?, 2?) comprising a shaft (2) defining a longitudinal axis (D) of the screw driver, and an engagement portion (21, 21?, 21?) for engagement with the first recess (14) of the screw (1, 1?), the engagement portion (21, 21?, 21?) having a substantially polygonal outer contour with corners (23, 23?, 23?) and outer surfaces (22, 22?, 22?) between the corners (23, 23?, 23?) wherein in a radial plane that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis (D), the outer surfaces (22, 22?, 22?) between two neighbouring corners (23, 23?, 23?) are curved radially out
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Neoss Limited
    Inventor: Lars Jinton
  • Patent number: 11059151
    Abstract: An impact socket includes a socket body having a first end and an opposing second end, the socket body defining a first fastener driving structure at the second end. The impact socket includes a collar assembly carried by the socket body, the collar assembly defining a second fastener driving structure. The collar assembly includes a support sleeve and a base sleeve that define a chamber configured to constrain movement of a securing mechanism relative to the socket body, the securing mechanism configured to selectively secure the collar assembly to the socket body when the collar assembly is disposed in at least one of a first position relative to the second end of socket body and a second position relative to the second end of socket body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Lowell Corporation
    Inventors: David S. Cummings, Derek Silsby, Paul Carnes
  • Patent number: 10974377
    Abstract: A setting tool is used for a setting tool system for setting capsule anchors, wherein the setting tool includes a shank and a head arranged at one end of the shank having a connecting section to which a drive head of a capsule anchor may be connected, wherein the shank includes in a threaded section which is adjacent to the head, a thread, and a thread-free section at an end of the shank opposite the head. Further, a set is used for a setting tool system for setting capsule anchors, including an adapter, which may be coupled to a drive machine, and at least one setting tool. Additionally, a setting tool system includes a setting tool or a set for a setting tool system and a capsule anchor and/or a drive machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Tobias Donner
  • Patent number: 10953519
    Abstract: A sewer cap removal socket. The sewer cap removal socket includes a base plate. The base plate is defined by a first side oppositely disposed of a second side. An upper wall extends from the first side of the base plate. The upper wall forms a first interface. A lower wall extends from the second side of the base plate, opposite of the upper wall. The lower wall defines a second interface. An aperture is disposed in the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: David A. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10864617
    Abstract: A socket wrench sleeve adapted to insulate fingers from heat, indicate a socket wrench size, and prevent rolling is provided having either a plurality of planar faces or section breaks, and imprinted or having relief text indicating a socket wrench size and ratchet square driver size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: James Clafton
  • Patent number: 10857657
    Abstract: A tool for removal of a spring clip from a nut plate assembly includes an inner sleeve having a first cleat configured to engage a first end of a spring clip and an outer sleeve having a second cleat configured to engage a second end of the spring clip, the outer sleeve being rotatably disposed around a portion of the inner sleeve. The tool includes first and second grip tabs respectively extending radially from a longitudinally extending central axis of the inner sleeve and the outer sleeve. Movement of the first grip tab and the second grip tab towards each other rotates the inner sleeve relative to the outer sleeve, and causes the first cleat and the second cleat to rotate towards each other to engage the first and second ends of the spring clip and to enable the spring clip to be removed from an assembled nut plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Steven B. Falls, Scott K. Frankenbery, Joshua R. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10780556
    Abstract: A screw bit body which allows for efficient torque force application onto a socket fastener. The screw bit body includes a plurality of laterally-bracing sidewalls, a first base, and a second base. The laterally-bracing sidewalls are radially distributed about a rotation axis of the screw bit body with each further including a first lateral edge, a second lateral edge, a bracing surface, and an engagement cavity. The engagement cavity creates an additional gripping point to prevent slippage in between the screw bit body and the socket fastener. The engagement cavity traverses normal and into the bracing surface. Additionally, the engagement cavity traverses into the screw bit body from the first base to the second base. The engagement cavity is specifically positioned offset from the first lateral edge by a first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Grip Tooling Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul Kukucka, Thomas Stefan Kukucka
  • Patent number: 10675738
    Abstract: An electrically isolated socket may include a drive body, a driven body, and a body portion. The driven body may be made of first metallic material and having a driven end configured to receive a fastener. The drive body may be made of a second metallic material and having a drive end configured to receive a protrusion of a driving tool. The body portion may over-mold substantially all portions of the drive body and the driven body other than the drive end and the driven end, respectively. The drive end of the drive body and the driven end of the driven body may face away from each other, and the drive body and driven body each include axial grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: APEX BRANDS, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy Edward Heitkamp
  • Patent number: 10599016
    Abstract: A method of color coding for instant identification of camera filters. The outside of frames of filters are covered in a distinct color, simplifying identification between camera filters. Color coding replaces or augments the method of written specifications on camera filter frames. Higher quality photography and videography is facilitated by providing the operator with more time to evaluate scenery and adjust camera settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey Paul Overall
  • Patent number: 10589404
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wrench, which is used for wrenching a workpiece and comprises a unidirectional transmission mechanism. The unidirectional transmission mechanism comprises rollers, a first member and a second member at least partially sheathed in the first member. The first member is fixedly provided at a wrenching portion of the wrench, and the second member is used for mating with the workpiece. The directions of the rotating torque from the wrenching portion are a first direction and a second direction along the axis of rotation of the first member. With regard to one of the rotating torque of the first direction and the rotating torque of the second direction, the second member is stationary relative to the first member so as to output the rotating torque to the workpiece; and with regard to the other one thereof, the second member rotates relative to the first member without outputting the rotating torque to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: Hangzhou Great Star Tools Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Great Star Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min Wang
  • Patent number: 10556329
    Abstract: A tool bit assembly includes a tool bit having a shaft with a first working region disposed at a first end of the shaft and a first reduced diameter portion proximate the working region and disposed between a first shoulder and a second shoulder. A floating sleeve has a rear portion with a pair of opposed window openings, a front portion supporting a magnet, and a pair of balls, with each ball disposed in one of the window openings. The floating sleeve is receivable over the tool bit with the magnet proximate the first working regions and the balls received in the first reduced diameter portion to allow the floating sleeve to move between a first position in which the balls abut the first shoulder and a second position in which the balls abut the second shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Michael P. Peters, Denny Jiang, Michael Huang, Darren B. Moss, Aland Santamarina, David B. Lee, Mark E. Brunson, Ruth E. Mitchener Keffer
  • Patent number: 10350738
    Abstract: An oil filter tool used to remove filters and mitigate spillage of oil during and after removal. Sidewalls with grooves between form a substantial cylinder. Curved walls form the grooves, extend outwardly from the sidewalls, and provide some flexibility in the tool's diameter, thereby permitting use with filters other than those for which the tool was designed. A floor is joined by the sidewalls and curved walls to define a chamber in which the filter is mounted. A finger limits insertion of the filter to define a gap into which oil can flow. A funneling guide is angled at the end of the sidewalls opposite the floor to guide oil into the chamber. At least one of the grooves is closed at the guide end and there is an aperture to permit air flow out of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Michael H. Sapp
  • Patent number: 10059164
    Abstract: A method of operating at least one of a fan and a vent in a ceiling of a recreational vehicle using an extension arm, the extension arm including an elongated shaft with an operable end, comprising grabbing the extension arm with one's hand; engaging one of a turn switch, a turn crank, and a knob of one of the fan and vent in the ceiling of the recreational vehicle with the operable end; and at least one of operating the fan and vent by rotating one of the turn switch, the turn crank, and the knob with the operable end by rotating the extension arm with one's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Jerney
  • Patent number: 9991659
    Abstract: A tool for mounting a terminal onto a stud contact is disclosed. The tool has a receptacle, a stud detector, and an indicator. The receptacle is open in a mounting direction and receives the terminal. The stud detector detects a final installation position of the stud contact within the receptacle. The indicator is visible from an exterior of the tool and is connected to the stud detector. The indicator has a first visual appearance and a second visual appearance different from the first visual appearance, and automatically switches between the first visual appearance and the second visual appearance based on whether the stud contact is in the final installation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Rudiger Ostermann, Hartmut Ripper, Mile Trajkov
  • Patent number: 9889544
    Abstract: A ratchet wrench includes a head with a ratchet wheel rotatably received therein. A positioning unit is located in the head and is cooperated with a pawl which is engaged with the ratchet wheel. A collar is located in the head and has two notches defined in a peripheral wall of the collar. A curved groove is defined through the collar. Two toothed racks are formed along the groove. Two clamp members are located in the ratchet wheel which has two guide slots. Each clamp member has two guide rods which are located in the guide slot corresponding thereto. An engaging unit extends through the groove and is pivotably connected to a lever to securely position the clamp members when clamping an object. The two clamp members are adjusted to securely clamp the object by rotating the collar, and the object can be rotated by the ratchet wrench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Shwu-Ruu Chern
  • Patent number: 9884408
    Abstract: A pool pump-trap wrench system including a pool pump-trap wrench assembly. The pool pump-trap wrench assembly including, a handle-frame, a top-unit, and two offset-lower-levers. The handle-frame, the a top-unit, and the two offset-lower-levers are structured and arranged in combination to provide a user with a device useful for affixing to a wide variety of pool pump-trap covers for cleaning and maintaining a the pool pump-trap. The handle-frame includes a handle and a frame. The frame includes a frame-opening, at least one frontward-notch, and at least one rearward-notch. Included is the top unit including a front-member, a rear-member, and a center-section; with the center-section including a body and a body-opening. The handle-frame includes the handle; the frame includes the frame-opening, the at least one frontward-notch, and the at least one rearward-notch; where the top-unit includes the front-member, the rear-member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Clement Mikulich
  • Patent number: 9863491
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piston for a brake caliper, which can be actuated in combined fashion, of a disk brake, which piston 1 is produced by shaping processes from a metallic material, in particular from a planar metal sheet, and which piston 1 is formed as a pot which is open on one side and which has a longitudinal axis, a wall and a piston crown, and which piston has a twist prevention facility for a drive nut. The invention is based on the problem of providing a robust piston construction which is better capable of tolerating erroneous repair work. To solve the problem, it is proposed that the twist prevention facility has, between the piston and drive nut, at least one reinforcement for protecting against plastic deformation of at least one driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Norbert Leidecker, Matthias Würz, Jürgen Balz, Dieter Füller
  • Patent number: 9763754
    Abstract: The invention relates to a screw and corresponding screw driver for driving the screw into a dental implant at an angle from the longitudinal axis of the implant. The screw has a polygonal interface and the screw driver has a matching interface for driving the screw to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Nobel Biocare Services AG
    Inventor: Adrian Haus
  • Patent number: 9638234
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a multi-dimensional asymmetrical fastening system according to various aspects of the present technology include a driver and a fastener that are configured to have corresponding conforming surfaces suitably adapted to provide engagement between a plurality of driver fins and a recessed receiving area of the fastener. The driver and fastener may each be configured to include driving surfaces of varying widths. Variable widths allow for the customization of a given driver/fastener system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Bryce Fastener Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Bryce Campbell
  • Patent number: 9498273
    Abstract: An implant kit has an adapter having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending from the first and to the second end, wherein the first end is configured for removably receiving and engaging an implant and the second end is configured for removably coupling to a driver shaft of an implant driving tool, and an implant preloaded into the first end of the adapter, the implant having an elongated threaded portion; and a blade portion extending from the elongated threaded portion, and having two serrated edges, wherein the blade portion is received in the first end of the adapter and the elongated threaded portion of the implant is coaxially aligned with the longitudinal axis of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Thoren, Ramon Luna, Christine Petteys, Joseph Woodard, Daniel McCormick, Kian-Ming (Kevin) Wong
  • Patent number: 9381632
    Abstract: A tensioning device for threaded bolts has a supporting tube and a cylinder with a hydraulic supply connected thereto. The supporting tube surrounds the threaded end section of the bolt. A piston is moveable in the cylinder longitudinally. An exchange socket is connected to the piston and driven axially by it. The exchange socket has a first end with internal thread to be screwed onto the threaded end section and a second end with an external polygon member. A tool attachable to the external polygon member enables turning of the exchange socket. The tool has a cup-shaped section having a first open end and an inner side with tool faces that engage the external polygon member. The tool has a drive section that is slimmer than the cup-shaped section and connected to a second end of the cup-shaped section. The drive section extends away from the cup-shaped section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventors: Jörg Hohmann, Frank Hohmann
  • Patent number: 9303590
    Abstract: An aircraft nacelle having a fixed structure fixed relative to an aircraft pylon, a translating thrust reverser sleeve translatable aftward, relative to the fixed structure, and a translating variable area fan nozzle (VAFN) panel translatable aftward, relative to the translating thrust reverser sleeve. The nacelle may also include a VAFN actuator mounted on the translating thrust reverser sleeve and a VAFN drive unit attached to the fixed structure. The VAFN drive unit may be coupled to drive the VAFN actuator via first and second coupling components when the translating thrust reverser sleeve is stowed. When the translating thrust reverser sleeve is deployed, the first and second coupling components may decouple, disconnecting the VAFN drive unit from the VAFN actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Ray West, Joe Everet Sternberger
  • Patent number: 9302375
    Abstract: Rotationally symmetrical force-application means with, as viewed axially, a star-shaped outer contour or inner contour, for connecting elements, wherein the individual arms of the star are designed as pointed arcs, of which the outer points lie on a common outer circle, wherein an associated counterpart, in particular a bit, insert or screw head, has a mating contour which is adapted to the contour of the force-application means such that the radii of the flanks of the force-application means and the counterpart end up butting against one another in such a manner as to achieve a planar pressing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ruia Global Fasteners AG
    Inventors: Stephan Esper, Robert Bongartz
  • Patent number: 9206521
    Abstract: A method of forming a tool marking structure includes: a coloring step of coloring a predetermined position of the first protective layer so as to form a marking area with a color layer and forming the first protective layer on a bottom surface of the marking area, and a second-time surface processing step of forming a second protective layer on a non-marking area of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Leo Shih
  • Patent number: 9168643
    Abstract: A driving rotation tool includes a socket base, a socket clearance hole inside the socket base and surrounded by three first gripping surfaces, three second gripping surfaces and six third gripping surfaces for development of edge planes around the socket clearance hole wherein the third gripping surface is located between the first gripping surface and the second gripping surface for circular permutation of first gripping surface, third gripping surface and second gripping surface. The first gripping surface is a cambered surface. The second gripping surface is an angled surface consisting of two adjoining planes which form an obtuse angle. As such, the tool facilitates not only normally driving a nut or a bolt head but also screwing or unscrewing the nut or the bolt head with edges or corners worn out or damaged and further promotes overall convenience, practicability and market competitiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Yeo-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 9157162
    Abstract: A method of forming a tool marking structure includes: a coloring step of coloring a predetermined position of the first protective layer so as to form a marking area with a color layer and forming the first protective layer on a bottom surface of the marking area, and a second-time surface processing step of forming a second protective layer on a non-marking area of the tool and forming the first protective layer on a bottom surface of the second protective layer; wherein the color of the first protective layer is different from that of the second protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Leo Shih
  • Publication number: 20150135910
    Abstract: Sockets, for example, hexagon sockets, dodecagonal sockets, and splined sockets, that have inner surface geometries adapted to engage a flank of a fastener at a point away from a corner of the fastener. In general, the sockets engage the flank of the fastener at a distance of about 30 to 60 percent of half a length of the flank away from the corner of the fastener. This increases the strength and life of the socket, reduces a risk of the fastener becoming locked or stuck in the socket, and reduces the risk of the fastener being stripped or the socket slipping on the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel M. Eggert, Christopher D. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9027445
    Abstract: A socket includes a body and a sleeve. The body is made of metal and includes first and second coupling ends for respectively coupling with a fastener and a driving tool. The first coupling end includes an outer periphery having a first protruded section, a second protruded section, and an engagement section extending between the first and second protruded sections. The sleeve is made of metal having a hardness greater than a hardness of the body. The sleeve includes an inner periphery extending between first and second end faces of the sleeve. The inner periphery of the sleeve includes an engagement portion engaged with the engagement section of the body, with the sleeve not contacting the first and second protruded sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Li-Yuan Sumg
  • Publication number: 20150114673
    Abstract: The present document describes a torque wrench adaptor system for applying a torque value to an operating shaft of a manual brake of a railcar. The torque wrench adaptor system comprises: a central hub for a hand wheel, the central hub attachable to the operating shaft via the central hub; and a socket adaptor removably engageable in the central hub, and adapted for engagement with a ratchet tool; wherein the ratchet tool is for applying torque which is transmitted to the operating shaft via the socket adaptor and central hub until the torque value is reached and applied to the operating shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Normand De Carufel
  • Publication number: 20150101461
    Abstract: A driving tool combination includes a driving tool shank having a non-circular engaging hole formed in one end and a notch formed in the other end, a driving adapter attached to the driving tool shank with a pivot shaft and having a non-circular driving stud, a driving member having a non-circular engaging hole for engaging with the driving stud, a spring-biased projection engaged in the driving tool shank for anchoring the driving adapter to the driving tool shank, and a driving tool device includes a driving stem having a non-circular driving head for engaging with the driving tool shank and for allowing the driving tool shank to be rotated and driven by the driving stem of the driving tool device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Yi Cheng LI
  • Publication number: 20150101458
    Abstract: A flow drill screw includes a shank that extends along a rotation axis. The shank includes a flow drill portion and a thread portion. A head is attached to the shank at a second axial end of the shank, adjacent the thread portion. An attachment portion extends from the head and away from the thread portion, along the rotation axis. The attachment portion may include a T-stud connector, and is operable to attach a device thereto. A drive tool includes an open interior region for receiving the attachment portion therein. The head of the flow drill screw includes an external drive interface, disposed on an exterior surface of the head, radially about the rotation axis, which mates with an internal drive interface of the drive tool, to transmit torque therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Robert N. Saje, Marcel R. Cannon
  • Patent number: 9003929
    Abstract: An oil filter removal tool and system for the removal and drainage of an oil filter comprising: an oil drain connector, where said connector connects to an oil filter cap of the oil filter; a turn bolt at a distal end of the tool, where said bolt is used to turn the removal tool; a second turn bolt, where the second turn bolt turns counter clockwise to secure the connector to the filter cap; a drain tube provided at the distal end of the tool that inserts onto a drain plug; a body portion, where the body portion secures around the oil filter and surrounds the oil drain connector; and notches, where said notches are provided around a perimeter edge of the body portion of the removal tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Gervacio Laurel
  • Publication number: 20150082633
    Abstract: A method for unscrewing a link nut of an HP rotor of a twin-spool turbine, including a front fan, an intermediate casing, a HP module with a HP rotor, and a LP turbine module, the intermediate casing including a support bearing for the HP rotor, the rotor being retained in the bearing by the link nut, the method including: placing an unscrewing tool in front of the link nut after having removed the fan and released access to the nut from the front; with rotation of the HP rotor locked and the frontal unscrewing tool including a socket spanner including teeth having a shape that complements that of teeth of the link nut, attaching a mounting for the socket spanner to the intermediate casing, the socket spanner being rotatably mounted on the mounting, and applying an unscrewing torque to the socket spanner. An unscrewing tool implements the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Fabrice Tailpied, Michel Bertin, Jean-Michel Couture, Herve Dagron, Roland Manchon, Cedric Mustiere
  • Patent number: 8984991
    Abstract: A fastener removal device for accessing and securing a fastener head while in a dirty environment features a cylindrical nut driver. A driver first end features a nut driver head having a hexagonal recess centrally located on a nut driver first end surface. A bottom surface of the hexagonal recess is located on a hexagonal recess plane. The hexagonal recess plane is located parallel to and offset from the nut driver first end surface. The hexagonal recess is adapted to engage with a head of a fastener. A plurality of helical flutes is located around a driver first end outer periphery. A flute first end intersects the nut driver first end surface. A flute second end intersects the hexagonal recess plane. The driver second end features a hexagonal shank adapted to engage a drill chuck of a drill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Brad A. English
  • Patent number: 8960055
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for marking a socket. The method includes the steps of providing a socket, making at least one indented mark in the surface of the socket, executing a heat treatment on the surface of the socket, providing at least one colored layer in the indented mark, providing an electroplated layer on the surface of the socket except the colored layer, removing a portion of the electroplated layer from the surface of the socket to form an exposed portion of the surface of the socket, and providing a black-dyed layer on the exposed portion of the surface of the socket. The heat treatment can be executed after the colored layer is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Pard Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Da-Sen Lin
  • Patent number: 8955418
    Abstract: A threaded fastener driving tool includes a proximal end portion, a distal driving head, and a torsion zone extending proximally from the driving head, The distal driving head has a central portion and a plurality of driving surfaces. Each pair of adjacent driving surfaces define a driving space therebetween. The driving surfaces and driving spaces are configured to engage a threaded fastener. The torsion zone includes a plurality of helical grooves bounded by non-cutting surfaces, each helical groove in communication with and extending proximally from at least one of the driving spaces. The helical grooves are configured to untwist and cause lengthening of the torsion zone when an input torque applied to the proximal end portion is insufficient to overcome an output resistance torque at the driving head. The torsion zone may comprise a plurality of twisted wires or cables. A method of manufacturing the driving tool is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Peters, Darren B. Moss
  • Publication number: 20150040729
    Abstract: The present invention provides a socket. A tubular body has a first end has a through hole, an internal wall of the through hole, a receiving groove formed in the internal wall of the through hole and at least one bead aperture perforated through the tubular body and communicated with the receiving groove. A spiral spring is disposed in the receiving groove and has an axis and a plurality of elastic coils extending along the axis. At least one bead body is disposed in the bead aperture and abutted by the elastic coils of the spiral spring, and hence the bead body is partially protruded out of the bead aperture. Therefore, when assembled to or combined with a wrench, the socket can fixedly connect with the wrench; hence, the socket can achieve excellent rotation effect when the wrench rotates the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Yu-Hua OU
  • Patent number: 8950296
    Abstract: A ratcheting wrench includes a driving head having a receiving hole defined through the driving head. The driving head includes an inner flange and multiple teeth. The inner flange inwardly extends from an inner surface of the receiving hole. The multiple teeth extend from the inner surface of the receiving hole. Each tooth has a bottom connected to the inner flange and includes an upper edge, a first side, a second side and a beveled ridge. The beveled ridge extends from a juncture between the first side and the upper edge to the inner flange, gradually and inwardly protrudes from an inner surface of the tooth, and includes an engaging bevel and a guiding bevel. The wrench body continuously rotates a fastener without detaching from the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Jyun-Wun Liao
  • Patent number: 8950297
    Abstract: A socket includes a body and a reinforcing sleeve. The body includes first and second coupling ends for respectively coupling with a fastener and a driving tool. The first coupling end includes a conical section having a small diameter end and a large diameter end. A spacing between the small diameter end and the second coupling end along the longitudinal axis is smaller than a spacing between the large diameter end and the second coupling end along the longitudinal axis. The conical section has increasing diameters perpendicular to the longitudinal axis away from the second coupling end. The reinforcing sleeve is mounted around the conical section of the body to reinforce the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Li-Yuan Sumg
  • Publication number: 20150000475
    Abstract: A tool includes a shaft, a first head at a first end of the shaft, the first head comprising a female socket of a first size, and a second head at a second end of the shaft, the second head comprising a male socket of a second size. The first size and the second size are different from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: David MEHOLOVITCH
  • Patent number: 8915168
    Abstract: A socket for driving a threaded fastener into a material has teeth spaced around a fastener opening. The teeth cut out a counterbore hole that receives the head of the fastener as the fastener threads into the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Gale Jeter, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140360318
    Abstract: A socket for driving a lug nut. The socket may include a tapered external surface which eliminates shoulders which might otherwise exist at the external surface of the socket. The tapered external surface may be formed as a sleeve. In a second implementation, the sleeve may both provide the tapered external surface and may also cover one end of the socket to increase the overall diameter and hence grippability of the socket. The socket may be fabricated from steel, while either of the sleeves may be fabricated from a lighter material such as aluminum or an alloy thereof. The socket may have a chamfer at the internal termination of the wrench surface of the socket to better seat lug nuts having a correspondingly tapered configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Brian James Cutler
  • Patent number: 8899134
    Abstract: An improved, high-efficiency wheel lug nut socket is provided for use in racing pits, in order to minimize the time required for race car wheel changeovers. The socket is designed with an inner operating surface including concave surfaces and intervening apex surfaces, dimensioned so as to permit a hexagonal lug nut to be received therein with full clearance between the inner operating surface and the lug nut outer surface. The socket is normally used with a conventional high-speed pneumatic automotive wrench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kluhsman Machine, Inc.
    Inventor: Mel L. Kluhsman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8857300
    Abstract: A joint recognition member is revealed. The joint recognition member includes a joint body formed by a cylinder connected with a polygonal prism. A polygonal hole with a magnet part is set on the cylinder so as to attract driver bits by magnetic force. The device features on that: a narrow neck part with a ring groove is arranged at one end of the cylinder near the polygonal prism. The ring is wrapped around the narrow neck part and outside diameter of the ring is no smaller than that of the cylinder. A protruding ring on the ring is mounted and moved freely in the ring groove. An outer surface of the ring is labeled with words such as size. According to the corresponding polygonal hole, the ring has different shapes and sizes in various colors for fast recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Rote Mate Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ying-Tsung Lai
  • Patent number: 8850935
    Abstract: A hand tool includes a shaft, at least one affecting portion, and a protection layer. The shaft is like a bar, and can be hold by a hand. The affecting portion connects with the shaft. The affecting portion can grip a specific part which a user wants to control. The protection layer is settled and/or covered on at least one portion of the hand tool surface. The protection layer is lumpy and rough. Because of the protection layer, the hand tool is shake-proof, wear-proof, slip-resistance, and electric insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Yu-Ching Kuo, Yi-Ching Yu
  • Publication number: 20140260824
    Abstract: A tool having a body that includes at least one aperture is provided. The aperture has a closed perimeter of side walls and a plurality of spaces. The plurality of spaces include a central space and a plurality of auxiliary spaces disposed radially outward from the central space. Each space is configured to receive a multi-sided component therein. The multi-sided component can be a hexagonal nut or bolt head or other polygonal component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Invacare Coporation
    Inventor: Robert Bekoscke, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140260823
    Abstract: A universal wrench may include a socket including an inner profile contoured to engage outer perimeters of differently-sized generally oval manual handles only when a long axis of the universal receptacle is not parallel to respective long axes of the generally oval manual handles and a handle extending from a base of the universal receptacle. The socket is of elongated form, in that it may be defined by substantially parallel walls spaced a distance apart and comprising the inner profile, said parallel walls being at least about twice as long as the distance. The inner profile may be principally defined by the substantially parallel walls of the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: John Huggins
  • Publication number: 20140251095
    Abstract: A threaded fastener driving tool includes a proximal end portion, a distal driving head, and a torsion zone extending proximally from the driving head, The distal driving head has a central portion and a plurality of driving surfaces. Each pair of adjacent driving surfaces define a driving space therebetween. The driving surfaces and driving spaces are configured to engage a threaded fastener. The torsion zone includes a plurality of helical grooves bounded by non-cutting surfaces, each helical groove in communication with and extending proximally from at least one of the driving spaces. The helical grooves are configured to untwist and cause lengthening of the torsion zone when an input torque applied to the proximal end portion is insufficient to overcome an output resistance torque at the driving head. The torsion zone may comprise a plurality of twisted wires or cables. A method of manufacturing the driving tool is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Michael P. Peters, Darren B. Moss