Displaceable Nut Or Screw Patents (Class 81/157)
  • Patent number: 9718171
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rapid adjustable wrench, the wrench is provided with a worm rotation window on the lower side of the fixed wrench head, the support holes are provided on the both sides of the window, the support holes are the elongated aperture holes that enable the pin shift can radially moving up and down, the spring locating holes are provided on the lower side face of the elongated aperture holes respectively, the spring holds up the pin shaft to prompt the engagement of the teeth of the worm with the teeth of the adjustable wrench head; the length of the spring after the depress at least ensure that the length of the radial displacement of the worm teeth does not exceed the height of the adjustable wrench head teeth, the adjustable wrench head teeth have at least one tooth on the top end of the clamping face side, which height higher than that of the subsequent other teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Xudong Huang
  • Publication number: 20150090076
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a wrench apparatus comprising: a shaft with at least one head with an aperture, at least a portion of the shaft has a channel leading to the aperture; a movable element situated within the channel of the shaft and is designed to move within the channel and protrude into the aperture to thereby allow for the adjustment of the size of the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Allan Ospina, Glenn Robinson, Dan DeLaRosa
  • Publication number: 20140190318
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rapid adjustable wrench, the wrench is provided with a worm rotation window on the lower side of the fixed wrench head, the support holes are provided on the both sides of the window, the support holes are the elongated aperture holes that enable the pin shift can radially moving up and down, the spring locating holes are provided on the lower side face of the elongated aperture holes respectively, the spring holds up the pin shaft to prompt the engagement of the teeth of the worm with the teeth of the adjustable wrench head; the length of the spring after the depress at least ensure that the length of the radial displacement of the worm teeth does not exceed the height of the adjustable wrench head teeth, the adjustable wrench head teeth have at least one tooth on the top end of the clamping face side, which height higher than that of the subsequent other teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Xudong Huang
  • Publication number: 20130042452
    Abstract: A tool facilitating operable interconnection between a power take off (P.T.O.) shaft and an input shaft of a driven accessory includes a wrench for engaging the splined P.T.O. shaft and turning the shaft to rotationally align with the input shaft of cooperating structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Roy H. Noel
  • Publication number: 20120180604
    Abstract: An adjustable wrench includes a fixed jaw, a movable jaw, and a handle. The fixed jaw includes a chamber and a hole defined therein. An adjusting mechanism and an abutting mechanism are disposed in the chamber. The adjusting mechanism includes a worm gear and a fixing member. The abutting mechanism includes an abutting member. The handle is pivotally fixed to the fixed jaw. The adjustable wrench is operable in a first direction wrenching an object and including the worm gear stopped from moving along the fixing member by the abutting member fixedly abuts against the worm gear. The adjustable wrench is operable in a second direction moving relative to the object and including the worm gear adapted to be moved with respect to the fixing member and including the movable jaw moving with respect to the fixed jaw and including the abutting member not fixedly abutted against the worm gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Ping-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 8117949
    Abstract: A movable wrench including a screw bar, and an operating element. The bottom surface of the screw bar is urged by a first compressible spring. The hook part of the operating element urges against the bottom surface of the screw bar. As the user depresses the operating end of the operating element, the hook part escape from the bottom surface. The first compressible spring is depressed downward. After the reverse rotation and positioning, the first compressible spring urges against the screw bar again. The operating end is released so that the hook part urges against the bottom surface again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: New Way Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ping Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 8074540
    Abstract: An adjustable wrench with a ratchet function comprises a fixed jaw 1 and a movable jaw, wherein the fixed jaw has a receiving recess for receiving a screw, a first spring is disposed between the screw and the inner wall of the receiving recess, a shaft is passed through the first spring and the screw, the shaft is formed thereon with a blocking portion for catching a pin, an actuating portion protrudes from the end of the pin, the actuating portion of the pin abuts against the V-shaped push surface of an operating piece, and when pressing one of the ends of the operating piece, the actuating portion of the pin can be pushed by the V-shaped push surface so that the pin moves and disengages from the blocking portion of the shaft. At this time, the wrench can be counter-rotated to quickly perform screw locking action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: New Way Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ping Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 7174813
    Abstract: The invention is an adjustable wrench comprising a handle with a terminal end and grip end, the terminal end defining a lower bolt claw. A jackscrew is slidably coupled to the handle, the jackscrew being movable to control the movement of the upper and central bolt claws. The upper, central, and lower bolt claws are fitted to the shape of a standard hexagonal bolt head, being adjustable to different sized bolts upon terminal or distal movement of the jackscrew relative to the handle. The central bolt claw is fitted through a slot in the upper bolt claw which defines an inclined ramp surface such that movement of one claw is coupled to movement of the other claw. The claws move cooperatively in reaction to the stationary, lower bolt claw to form a tightly fitted surface for a bolt head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Johnnie Fred Davidson
  • Patent number: 7062996
    Abstract: The automatically adjusting gripping device grips a workpiece ever more tightly as greater torque is applied thereto. The device has a base plate having a linear guide slot or series of radial guide slots, with a pair of jaws residing in each slot. A torque application component rotates relative to the base plate, and has a cam track of varying diameter in which the heads of the jaws ride. Rotation of the torque application component and cam track relative to the base plate causes the jaw heads to slide along the track due to the jaws being captured within the base plate slot, thereby changing the span between jaws as the cam track diameter varies at the jaw head locations. The gripping device is useful as an adjustable wrench but may be applied to other environments as well, e.g., as an automatic gripping and releasing device in conveyor systems, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventor: Robert L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6962099
    Abstract: A side-entry, adjustable, ratcheting wrench has a first jaw member having an interior portion, a second jaw member slidingly engaged with the first jaw member, a spool disposed in the interior portion of the first jaw member, the spool having a worm gear along a first lengthwise outer portion and a series of concentric grooves along a second lengthwise outer portion, the worm gear for adjustment of the second jaw member, and a handle having a series of first projections engaged with the concentric grooves when the wrench is at a working position and disengaged from the concentric grooves when the wrench is at a ratcheting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Inventor: Patrick Jon Slepekis
  • Patent number: 6851338
    Abstract: An adjustable wrench includes a handle having a head portion provided with a fixed jaw, a transverse guiding slot and an opening communicated with the guiding slot. A movable jaw has a guiding portion received movably in the guiding slot of the handle and a rack on the guiding portion. An adjusting worm has a through hole and a helical tooth, wherein the adjusting worm is received in the opening and engages the helical tooth with the rack of the movable jaw. A supporting device is made of a flexible material and has at least a part received in the through hole of the adjusting worm to make the adjusting worm can be turned along the supporting device and can be moved along a diameter orientation thereof, and a driving device is provided on the handle for moving the adjusting worm toward the movable jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Inventor: Arthur Wu
  • Publication number: 20040177727
    Abstract: An adjustable wrench has a handle having a fixed jaw, a movable jaw, an adjusting worm and an adjusting device. The adjusting worm is received in an opening of the handle and engages with the movable jaw to drive the movable jaw to move along the guiding slot. The adjusting device has an axle portion received in a through hole of the adjusting worm and a wheel portion positioned beside the adjusting worm. The adjusting device is pivoted on the handle via a shaft to be turned along a rotation axle and the adjusting worm is turned along a rotation axle. The rotation axles of the adjusting device and the adjusting worm deviates from each other whereby the adjusting device is turned to move the adjusting worm toward or away from the movable jaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Arthur Wu
  • Patent number: 6789451
    Abstract: An adjustable wrench has a handle having a fixed jaw, a movable jaw, an adjusting worm and an adjusting device. The adjusting worm is received in an opening of the handle and engages with the movable jaw to drive the movable jaw to move along the guiding slot. The adjusting device has an axle portion received in a through hole of the adjusting worm and a wheel portion positioned beside the adjusting worm. The adjusting device is pivoted on the handle via a shaft to be turned along a rotation axle and the adjusting worm is turned along a rotation axle. The rotation axles of the adjusting device and the adjusting worm deviate from each other whereby the adjusting device is turned to move the adjusting worm toward or away from the movable jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Arthur Wu
  • Patent number: 6679139
    Abstract: A ratcheting adjustable wrench is disclosed. The wrench has a main body defining a wrench head, handle and fixed jaw. The main body is fabricated of hardened sheet metal formed from laminations. The adjustable wrench has a pin/slot guide mechanism to retain and provide position adjustment for an adjustable jaw. A locking mechanism allows the adjustable jaw to ratchet over the corners of a fastener being tightened. In a locked position, the wrench operates like a standard adjustable wrench. Moving a trigger to an unlocked position allows the worm gear mechanism to shift axially for additional travel. The movable jaw engaged to the worm gear is thereby also allowed to shift position so that the adjustable jaw wrench can rotate over the points of the fastener being torqued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: John G. Brenizer
  • Patent number: 6568300
    Abstract: An adjustable wrench has a ratcheting feature by which its movable jaw retracts away from its fixed jaw when the handle is pulled in one direction, enabling the wrench to slip over the facets of a polygon-shaped nut, but which locks the jaws in position when the wrench handle is turned in the opposite direction. A jaw adjustment screw is positioned for rotation in the wrench head and is axially movable with the lower jaw, but only when a support wedge is slidingly retracted out from its normal position supporting the bottom end of the adjustment screw. The tool can have a ruled edge adjacent to the jaw for indicating jaw opening size. Another feature is a slidable fence device on the fixed jaw, to be moved slidably over a face of the nut when the wrench is in place, providing a stop against sliding of the wrench off the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventor: Michael Steffe
  • Patent number: 6418819
    Abstract: A wrench includes a handle, a first jaw block pivotally connected a head of the handle, a second jaw block movably connected to the first jaw block to define a variable clamp space between them, and a rotating unit mounted on the first jaw block for adjusting an openness of the clamp space. When using the wrench to tighten or loosen a hex bolt to a certain degree, a user needs only to pull the handle in a direction opposite to that in which a force is applied on the handle to tighten or loosen the hex bolt, so that the clamp space on the first jaw block is caused to instantaneously slip and turn relative to the clamped hex bolt, allowing the user to apply a force on the handle again without the need of repeatedly removing and replacing the wrench from and onto the hex bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: King Lugger Inc.
    Inventor: Teng Hsien Kuo
  • Patent number: 6345555
    Abstract: A reversible adjustable wrench having a main body on which a slidable first jaw and a pivotally rotatable second jaw are disposed. In normal state, a leaning section of the second jaw is leant against a stop block to prevent the second jaw from being pivotally rotated. By means of rotating a spiral rod, the gap between the first and second jaws can be adjusted to snugly clamp different sizes of nuts or bolts. After moving the stop block, the second jaw has a space for pivotal rotation, permitting the wrench to be reversely wrenched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Inventor: Ping Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 6336384
    Abstract: An Adjustable wrench including a main body, a slide block, a movable jaw and a grip. The main body has a jaw section and a hollow section in which the slide block and the movable jaw are disposed. The grip is pivotally connected with the hollow section. The slide block has a projecting section slidably inserted in the slide channels of the main body. A top face of the projecting section is formed with a semicircular groove. A lower portion of the movable jaw is a projecting rail complementary to the slide channels of the main body. A bottom face of the projecting rail is formed with a concave face cooperating with the semicircular groove of the slide block. The concave face is formed with a thread. The projecting rail of the movable jaw and the projecting section of the slide block are together inlaid in the slide channels of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Inventor: Ping Wen Huang
  • Publication number: 20010052274
    Abstract: An adjustable wrench includes a handle and a head extended from the handle. The head includes a fixed jaw, a movable jaw, and an adjusting screw. The movable jaw is rectilinearly movable relative to the fixed jaw upon rotation of the adjusting screw. A locking device is provided for locking the adjusting screw in place to thereby preventing rotation of the adjusting screw. A guide member is provided for guiding rectilinear movement of the movable jaw to thereby assure rectilinear movement of the movable jaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Inventor: Mei-Jung Wang
  • Patent number: 6223631
    Abstract: Monkey wrench, of the type built up of a fixed clamp (1) solidary with the grip and a mobile jaw (2) provided with a rack (3) in which an operation shaft (5) is engaged, and in which the drive nut (4) is disposed on a shaft (5) built up of a flexible elastomer material, remaining the mentioned shaft (5) configured by a compact cylindrical body with a diameter in correspondence with the respective installation housing (6); and because in the assembly disposition of the mentioned shaft (5) it remains slightly deflected, exercising a pushing of the nut (4) towards the rack (3) of the mobile jaw (2), with the possibility to separate the mentioned nut (4) regarding the mentioned rack (3) of the mobile jaw (2), by forced displacement of the nut (4) against the action of the indicated shaft (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventor: Ana Urquizu Osa
  • Patent number: 6044508
    Abstract: A tire repair tool includes a compartment (13; 51) for containing tire cement (15; 54, 56) therein, and a cap (14; 17) removably connected to the tire repair tool for housing the tire cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Inventor: Louis Chuang
  • Patent number: 5941142
    Abstract: A ratcheting adjustable jaw wrench (20) includes a stationary jaw (36) having a window (42), a movable jaw (46), an adjustment screw (62) which engages the movable jaw (46), and a handle (22). A frame (54) is slidably disposed within the window which carries the adjustment screw. The frame is rotatably connected to the handle so that when the handle is rotated in a reverse direction (70), the frame, adjustment screw, and the movable jaw move away from the stationary jaw allowing the jaws of the wrench to open and ratchet over the flats 501 of the head of a bolt (500).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Inventor: Paul M. Janson
  • Patent number: 5746851
    Abstract: A tire repair plug that is stretched in an insertion tool and inserted into a bored-out tire injury. The plug includes a cylindrical stem and a conical head disposed at the leading end of the cylindrical stem. A circular transverse opening is located slightly axially interior to the leading end of the cylindrical stem. A bearing surface is located at the bottom of the transverse opening to prevent the plug from sliding off the insertion tool. A transverse slit extends from the transverse opening to a trailing end of the stem and bisects the cylindrical stem into two halves with semi-circular cross-sections. The two halves have adjoining inner walls. Disposed along the outside of the cylindrical stem and along the inner walls is cushion gum sheet. A protective covering is disposed along the outside of the cushion gum sheet until the plug is ready for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Inventor: James L. Smith
  • Patent number: 5515751
    Abstract: A tire puncture repair deivce comprises a hollow shank with a notched free end and an attached handle, a threaded conical penetrater having lugs on the bottom thereof, and an elongate resilient obturator fixed on one end to the bottom of the penetrater. The obturater is insertable within the bore of the shank wherein the lugs of the penetrater engages the notches thereon so as to rotate therewith. The penetrater and obturater are held in place by a spring loaded catch lever hingedly attached to the shank which engages a recess in the obturater through an opening in the shank. After penetration of a puncture the obturater is released by depressing the lever, and then ejected by moving a slide member, having a piston in abutment with the free end of the obturater, forward. The shank is subsequently extracted from the tire wall leaving the obturater therein to seal the puncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventor: Meng-Chang Lee
  • Patent number: 5461945
    Abstract: A tire puncture repair device comprising a handle, an attached shank member, a conical threaded penetrater member, and a bolt/cover assembly. An elongate resilient obturater strip is threaded through an eyelet on the bottom of the penetrater member, folded lengthwise thereabout and inserted into the bore of the shank member. The ends of the inserted obturater strip are secured to respective anchor plates on a medial portion of the shank member, and the bolt/cover assembly secured thereover. The shank member is then inserted through a tire puncture with the threaded penetrater member boring therethrough. Afterwhich, a sliding bolt member is displaced forward within the shank member so as to push the penetrater member away from the end thereof and into the interior of the tire, carrying a bight of obturator strip therewith. The shank member is then extracted from the tire wall wherein the obturater strip remains lodged therein to seal the puncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Inventor: Meng-Chang Lee
  • Patent number: 5062323
    Abstract: A plug and installation tool for repairing punctures in vehicle tires mounted on motor vehicles. The plug is a generally cylindrical part made of a rubber material with enlarged end portions and an interconnecting cylindrical shank portion. One of the enlarged end portions is a cylindrical head portion and has a circumferential groove for engaging the insertion tool. The other end portion is a spherical tail portion. In the first aspect of the invention an assembly comprised of the plug and a rigid core disposed on the axis of the plug is mounted on the installation tool, elongated by the tool and inserted in a puncture. In the second aspect of the invention, the rigid core is installed in the plug after the plug is inserted into the puncture. When the plug is installed in a puncture it has a generally "hourglass" shape with sealing surfaces in the puncture and at the inner and outer ends of the puncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: Baseline Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Roberts, John A. Battista, Alex Rhodes
  • Patent number: 5033140
    Abstract: A multi-purpose combination tool which resembles a pair of pliers and is capable of performing a number of diverse functions commonly encountered at home and/or in the shop. A tire repair kit incorporated in one of the plier-like handles includes dual punchers, a needle file, a steel rod and a sample piece of rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Inventors: Andy Chen, Alan Tsao
  • Patent number: 4951531
    Abstract: A tire puncture mending tool of the invention consists of a tool rod having a pointed end formed into a drill and a portion near the base end formed with a turn preventive key, a holder allowing both forward and reverse installation and removal of the tool rod and having the top formed internally with keyways with which said key engages to stop the rotation of the rod as well as any further insertion beyond a given length thereof, and a sheath to loosely fit around the rod attached to the holder to secure the tool thereto, the inside diameter of said sheath being nearly equal to the diameter of a filling plug to be loaded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Inventor: Tatsuji Nishio
  • Patent number: 4936168
    Abstract: A tool for inserting an elongated repair plug into an injury hole of a tire wall, especially from the interior of the tire, including a barrel having a receiving chamber and a nozzle projecting from the discharge end of the barrel, and a ram member having a plunger axially receivable within the receiving chamber for forcing a repair plug through the barrel and the nozzle when the nozzle is inserted through the injury hole. The rear end of the barrel and the ram member are provided with interlocking members for holding the ram member against rotational movement about the longitudinal axis of the barrel in a locking position in order to permit the nozzle, not only to be inserted axially through the injury hole, but also to be simultaneously rotated with the ram member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Perfect Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas K. Willingham, Robert F. Wegehaupt
  • Patent number: 4884480
    Abstract: An adjustable socket provides continuous sizing from a minimum opening to a maximum opening to accommodate differently sized nut structures. The socket includes a socket body having a head portion and a pair of longitudinal wing portions separated by a channel region defined by a slideway region and a keyway region. A pair of jaw members are provided, each having a slide element received in the keyway region for transverse reciprocal movement and a jaw element projecting longitudinally of its slide element and received in the slideway region. When mounted, the jaw elements have facing interior work faces and oppositely facing, exterior cam surfaces. The wing portions are externally threaded and threadably receive a collar. Biasing springs apply restorative force tending to separate the jaw elements to open the region between the work faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Inventor: Tim K. Briese
  • Patent number: 4846026
    Abstract: A tool for inserting rubber tire repair plugs into an injury or a hole of a vehicle tire is disclosed which is an improvement of the invention disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 3,714,851. The improvements on the previously issued U.S. Patent consist of a y-shaped eye at the end of the needle, a plurality of notches and a handle so that needle changing is avoided. Additionally, a protrusion is used to abut the opposite end of a plug from that which is being inserted into the tire to prevent its movement and to further assist in asserting into the injury in the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Inventor: Harvey E. Orser
  • Patent number: 4802388
    Abstract: A plug and tool are provided for repairing and sealing a puncture of a tire. The plug is generally cylindrical in shape and is made from a rubber-like material which is stiffer and more durable than prior repair plugs. The plug has a cylindrical shank portion and adjoining circular head portion. Extending around the outer edge of the head portion is a thin auxiliary sealing ring. On the periphery of the shank portion is a plurality of closely spaced sealing rings with grooves therebetween. When the shank portion is forcibly inserted into a puncture, the sealing rings provide multiple sealing members by individually radially compressing and locally conforming to the size and shape of the puncture. Additional sealing is provided by bonding the head portion to the inner surface of the tire. At the end portion of the plug opposite to the head portion is a metal loop. There is provided a tool having a handle portion and adjoining slender shank portion for forcibly inserting the plug into a puncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Inventor: Simon Roberts
  • Patent number: 4763546
    Abstract: A simple tubeless tire patcher, especially a tool comprising a T-handle and an awl with a notch to press a stick of patch into a hole in the tire to be a good patch, characterized by having two parallel flat surfaces on two opposite sides of the awl for accommodating a stick of colloid nylon patch so that it can be brought into the hole in the tire by the awl after it is turned by the hand with the flat surfaces and the top of the base proping aside the ends of the stick patch it will be left in hole after the awl is pulled out and become a good patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Inventors: Teng-Hsun Yeh, Sien-Shigong Lai
  • Patent number: 4716792
    Abstract: A simple and economical tire repair tool, providing an open-ended support tube which carries in the free end a plug member axially of the tube for sealing the hole. The plug member is provided on its forward end with a hard-material pointed member for penetration of the casing, and that pointed member has an abutment against which the free end of the support tube presses during use, forcing the pointed end and a plug body connected thereto to penetrate the tire casing, without need of enlarging the hole, and with the tube holding the casing walls away from the plug body. Interengaging lugs of the tube and the pointed end member provide for twisting the pointed member to facilitate passage of the pointed member into the casing, but permit simple axial retraction of the tube to draw it out of the casing, yet the resilience of the casing in the hole region causes the casing walls to firmly embrace the plug member, sealing the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Inventor: Dwight H. Hector
  • Patent number: 4710249
    Abstract: A method and closure are provided for sealing and repairing a puncture of a tire. The closure is a resilient plug of a rubber-like material stiffer and more durable than prior closures having a generally cylindrical shank portion and an adjoining circular head portion. The periphery of the shank portion has a labyrinth of closely spaced sealing rings and grooves therebetween. When the shank portion is forcibly engaged with a puncture, the sealing rings individually radially compress and locally conform to the size and shape of the puncture thereby providing multiple sealing members with the puncture. Additional sealing is provided by an auxiliary sealing ring on the head portion of the closure which is adhesively bonded to the inner surface of the tire, adjacent to the puncture. Tool attaching means are provided on the closure for forcibly engaging the closure with the puncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Inventor: Simon Roberts
  • Patent number: 4579161
    Abstract: A closure is provided for sealing and repairing a puncture of a tire. The closure is a resilient plug of a rubber-like material stiffer and more durable than prior closures having a generally cylindrical shank portion and an adjoining circular head portion. The periphery of the shank portion has a labyrinth of closely spaced sealing rings and grooves therebetween. When the shank portion is forcibly engaged with a puncture, the sealing rings individually radially compress and locally conform to the size and shape of the puncture thereby providing multiple sealing members with the puncture. Additional sealing is provided by an auxiliary sealing ring on the head portion of the closure which is adhesively bonded to the inner surface of the tire, adjacent to the puncture. Tool attaching means are provided on the closure for forcibly engaging the closure with the puncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Inventor: Simon Roberts
  • Patent number: 4548102
    Abstract: A tool tip is inserted from the inside of the tire into a hole in a tire crown by turning the tool tip as it is pressed against the tire. The tool tip is mounted on a hollow tool having a cylindrical insert receiving chamber. An insert is pushed by a plunger out of the receiving chamber in the hollow tool through a tapered portion into a compression chamber in the tool tip. The compression chamber has a diameter smaller than the diameter of the insert so that when the insert is ejected from the hollow tool it will expand to fill the hole in the tire. The insert is also tapered to engage the tapered portion between the receiving and compression chambers. The plunger has a plunger head with a substantially flat pushing surface and knurled edges which the operator can manually grip and push.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Inventors: Jobbie DiRocco, David J. DiRocco
  • Patent number: 4479408
    Abstract: A tool is provided for inserting an impregnated fibrous "string" or "cord" type repair into a puncture in a tubeless tire in which the bending stress is minimized such that any given repair can withstand greater stress than hitherto during insertion and/or weaker and more malleable repair materials may be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1984
    Assignee: North Shore Laboratories Corporation
    Inventor: Alec W. Niconchuk
  • Patent number: 4472986
    Abstract: A lever locking worm adjustable wrench includes a handle terminating in a fixed jaw, a movable jaw slidably received in the handle in opposing relation to the fixed jaw, and rack gear teeth formed on the movable jaw. A worm mounting arm has a worm gear rotatably mounted thereon and is pivotally mounted on the handle to move the worm gear in a direction substantially tangential to the direction of the rack. An operating lever is pivotally connected to the worm mounting arm and is connected by a toggle link to the handle. Upon movement of the lever toward the handle, the movable jaw is moved toward the fixed jaw to grippingly engage a workpiece, such as a nut or bolt head therebetween. The toggle link, operating lever, and handle cooperate to define an over-center locking mechanism whereby the movable jaw is releasably locked in gripping engagement with the workpiece against the fixed jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1984
    Inventor: Robert G. Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 4344339
    Abstract: A modified crescent wrench in which the adjustment and holding mechanism may be quickly engaged or disengaged. The spiral adjustment cylinder is mounted over an eccentric mandrel which is rotated about its own axis to engage or disengage the spiral cylinder with the moveable jaw of the wrench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Inventor: John Penner
  • Patent number: 4341382
    Abstract: The invention comprises a pin shaped repair plug for sealing the bladder valve of an inflatable ball such as a football, soccer ball, basketball, etc. The plug is inserted and removed with a special tool. The plug is retained substantially inside the bladder valve with little or no protrusion from the exterior surface of the valve and ball. The plug grips the inside wall of the valve passage frictionally. The gripping action is sufficient to prevent dislodgment of the plug despite the most demanding use of the ball. As an example, the plug was tested for a full season of practice including punting by a college level football team.The plug is substantially cylindrical in shape with either an externally or an internally threaded head integrally formed thereon. The tool for inserting and removing the plug from the bladder valve includes either a complementary internally threaded or externally threaded end attachable to the plug head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Inventor: Michael C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 4243089
    Abstract: A repair plug comprises an elongate body having a head and a tail made of rubber compositions having different moduli of extension. The head has a higher modulus of extension than the tail and is adapted for engagement by a repair tool. The head may have a hole adjacent the free end thereof in which a member of a repair tool is received to allow insertion of the plug in a puncture hole without folding back on itself.Preferably the head is tapered in the direction leading towards the free end thereof and is made of a rubber composition the hardness of which exceeds that of the tail thereby further facilitating insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: Dunlop Limited
    Inventor: Michael J. Kenney
  • Patent number: 4205565
    Abstract: The improved tire repair device includes a disposable protective tip which protects a plug being inserted into a tubeless tire from damage caused by belts under the tire tread, especially by steel belts. The tip is cone-shaped and is optionally constructed of flexible material in a manner which allows the tip to collapse to conform to the size and shape of small injuries to the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1980
    Inventor: James L. Smith
  • Patent number: 4009624
    Abstract: A tire repair tool for repairing a puncture in a tubeless tire is provided. A driver tool has a driver-shaped body, the forward extremity of which constitutes an awl-like member having a groove of elliptical cross-sectional configuration. A sleeve member having a plug insertion hole is loosely fitted over the driver-shaped body. The driver-shaped body is inserted into the puncture hole until the sleeve member is fitted into the puncture hole, and then the driver-shaped body is detached so that the sleeve member alone is retained in the puncture hole. A resilient plug has unvulcanized rubber applied thereto and is inserted into the tire through the inside of the sleeve member retained in the puncture hole by the use of a plug insertion tool. The sleeve member and plug insertion tool are withdrawn from the puncture hole, thereby leaving the puncture hole filled with the resilient plug. The resilient plug is vulcanized and becomes integral with the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1977
    Inventor: Tatuji Nishino
  • Patent number: 3968708
    Abstract: An improved adjustable wrench includes a worm gear which is releasably held in a gear cavity in the frame of the wrench by a retaining assembly. The retaining assembly includes a pair of pin or plunger members. During normal use of the wrench, the plunger members project outwardly from opposite ends of an axially extending cavity in the worm gear to support the worm gear for rotation about its central axis. When the wrench is to be disassembled, one of the plunger members is pressed into the cavity in the worm gear and the other plunger member is pressed into a cavity in the frame of the wrench. The worm gear can then be moved sidewardly out of the gear cavity. When the wrench is to be reassembled, one of the plungers is telescoped back into the cavity in the worm gear while the other plunger is pressed into the cavity in the frame of the wrench. The worm gear is then inserted into the gear cavity and the plungers are released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1976
    Assignee: TRW Inc.
    Inventor: Charles B. Ingersoll
  • Patent number: 3945273
    Abstract: A tire repair tool having a tube for insertion into a vehicle tire, and through which tire repair material may be inserted into a tire. The tube has one end fastened to a handle by a member which is removable whereby the tube may be replaced without replacing the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1976
    Assignee: E-Z Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Charles M. Wolk