Having Work Engaging And Force Exerting Portion Inserted Into Cavity (e.g., Allen Wrench, Screwdriver) Patents (Class 81/436)
  • Patent number: 10991489
    Abstract: An insulation system for a tool includes a first element configured to electrically insulate an output unit of the tool from a detachably receivable tool element of the tool that is configured to process a workpiece. The insulation system further includes and a second element configured to electrically insulate the output unit toward the outside. A method includes mounting the insulation system on the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Joerg Schneider, Achim Kugler
  • Patent number: 10882162
    Abstract: A screw bit body which allows for efficient torque force application onto a socket fastener from a variety of angles. 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 concave surface, a convex surface, and an engagement cavity. The convex surface is adjacent to the first base and the concave surface is adjacent to the second base to create a ball-like shape. The engagement cavity creates a gripping point to prevent slippage in between the screw bit body and the socket fastener. The engagement cavity traverses normal and into the concave surface and the convex surface. Additionally, the engagement cavity traverses into the screw bit body from the first base to the second base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: GRIP TOOLING TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Paul Kukucka, Thomas Stefan Kukucka
  • Patent number: 10850408
    Abstract: A shaving apparatus has at least one cutting unit detachably coupled to a drive mechanism via a coupling having first and second coupling members. The second coupling member has a coupling cavity. A coupling head of the first coupling member is in a form-locking engagement in the coupling cavity to transfer a driving force, and is detachable from the coupling cavity by movement in an axial direction parallel to an axis of rotation of the cutting unit. The second coupling member has a plurality of recesses, each recess extending in a radial direction from the coupling cavity and being delimited by two radially extending side wall sections. Each of the two radially extending side wall sections forms an edge with a bottom surface of the second coupling member, and the edges of each recess converge in a radially outward direction in relation to the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Harm Anton Richard Peters
  • Patent number: 10804669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly method for a connector, in particular for a high-voltage connector, having an electrical conductor and an electric contact, which assembly method comprises the following steps: providing a screw having a first drive and a second drive which is formed opposite the first drive; establishing a connection with play between the electrical conductor and the electric contact by means of the screw by the screw being inserted respectively into a passage hole in the electrical conductor and in the electric contact and being turned in a first direction by way of its first drive; tightening the connection between the electrical conductor and the electric contact by the screw being turned in a second direction, which is opposite the first direction, by way of its second drive. The present invention further relates to a connector and also to a screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Willem Blakborn
  • Patent number: 10792132
    Abstract: A guide-sleeve is couplable to an oral surgical guide at a fixed rotational orientation, height, and angle with respect to oral anatomy. An implant delivery device, couplable to a dental implant, drives the implant into tissue of the subject by rotation of the delivery device about its longitudinal axis until the delivery device lockingly engages the guide-sleeve. When the implant lockingly engages the guide-sleeve, the implant is disposed in the tissue at a fixed rotational orientation, depth, and angle with respect to the oral anatomy, and any further advancement and rotation of the dental implant with respect to the tissue is prevented. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PALTOP ADVANCED DENTAL SOLUTIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Azarya Danziger, Mordechai Mor Miles, Michael Klein, Shlomo Hillel
  • Patent number: 10569391
    Abstract: A driver tool for insertion and removal of a first part configured for threaded engagement in a corresponding threaded bore in a second part has a driving end portion of polygonal shape with multiple flats configured for engagement in a recess in the first part having a corresponding polygonal shape. Some or all of the flats have a respective grabbing feature or edge designed to grab or grip into the opposing surface of the recess to allow a greater amount of torque to be applied to the first part when the tool is rotated in the unthreading direction than when it is rotated in the opposite threading or insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ZEST IP HOLDINGS, LLC.
    Inventors: James I. Johnson, Evan A. Cook
  • Patent number: 10237982
    Abstract: A solder application stamp embodied to transfer solder paste from a reservoir to a contact location of a circuit board. The solder stamp has a basic body having an end area and a protrusion, which protrudes out of the end area. The solder application to create solder paste dots of diameters as small as 10-300 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ENDRESS+HAUSER SE+CO.KG
    Inventors: Christoph Hippin, Jenny Schone
  • Patent number: 10220493
    Abstract: A power tool is provided that includes a motor housing, an output head, a pinion, at least one pin, and at least first and second rings. The output head includes a rotatable output spindle and extends from the motor housing which extends longitudinally along a first axis. The pinion is located in the output head, is coupled to a drive force, and rotates about the first axis to rotate the rotatable output shaft. The at least one pin is located in the output head. The first ring is coupled to the pinion and rotatable about the first axis with the pinion. The second ring engages, and is movable longitudinally along the first axis relative to, the at least one pin. The second ring is not rotatable about the first axis. Rather, the second ring is movable toward and away from the first ring along the first axis, and selectively engagable with the first ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Warren A. Seith, Aaron Crescenti
  • Patent number: 10061361
    Abstract: A portable computing device includes at least a base portion of a lightweight material that includes at least a wedge shaped top case having a trough formed at an interfacing edge thereof. The trough includes a raised portion having a first contact surface and a receiving area, and a bottom case coupled to the top case to form a complete housing for at least a portion of the portable computing device for enclosing at least a plurality of operational components and a plurality of structural components. The portable computing device also includes at least a lid portion pivotally connected to the base portion by a hinge assembly. In the described embodiments, the lid portion has a display in communication with one or more of the plurality of components in the base portion by way of or more electrical conductors that electrically connect the base portion to the lid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Euan Abraham, John M. Brock, Matthew P. Casebolt, Robert L. Coish, Laura M. DeForest, Michelle Goldberg, Bradley Joseph Hamel, Ron Hopkinson, Jim Hwang, Caitlin E. Kalinowski, Steven Keiper, Patrick Kessler, Eugene Kim, Chris Ligtenberg, Jay K. Osborn, John Raff, Nicholas A. Rundle, David J. Yeh
  • Patent number: 9889549
    Abstract: A precision handle for hand tools has a body, an elastic element, a sheath, a pressing element, and a group of balls. The mounting protrusion protrudes axially from a rear end of the body. The elastic element is mounted in the body. The sheath is mounted around the mounting protrusion. The pressing element is mounted through and engages with the sheath. The group of balls includes a first ball and a second ball. The first ball is mounted in the mounting protrusion and abuts the elastic element. The second ball is mounted between the pressing element and the first ball. The first ball abuts against the second ball at one point of contact when the pressing element is pressed, thereby decreasing the friction between the body and the sheath. Accordingly, the precision handle for hand tools can be operated smoothly and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Shyang Yun Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Szu Lin
  • Patent number: 9839995
    Abstract: A drain removal tool with a central opening aligned along a central tool axis, a holding section with a hex head for applying torque to the tool, and an engagement section including elongate sharp ridges or teeth extending in a helical pattern from an external surface of the engagement section from the tool for engagement with the drain to be removed. Each elongate sharp ridge has one flat face and a ramp face. Each flat face is aligned along a radius extending outwardly from the central tool axis. The ridges are spaced such that the distance between each flat face is approximately 6 degrees. Each helical ridge is a left hand helical serration on a 15 degree pitch with respect to the central axis of the central opening. The holding section includes a hex head configuration. The central opening in the holding section has a hex configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: MAGNA INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: James A. Kovach
  • Patent number: 9770309
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a shaft of a dental tool comprising a distal end region, a cylindrical shaft region adjoining the distal end region, and a proximal end region which lies opposite the distal end region and which is provided with a polygonal profile that tapers conically in the direction of the distal end region and adjoins a tool part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: GEBR. BRASSELER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Axel Kirsch, Walter Duerr, Volker Brinkmann, Karl-Heinz Danger
  • Patent number: 9737977
    Abstract: The driver bit according to the present invention includes: a tip on which a cross blade is formed; a torque transmitting part having a polygonal outer circumference; and a locking groove which extends in the circumferential direction between the tip and the torque transmitting part and into which locking balls enter, wherein the tip has four blade forming grooves forming the cross blade, the blade forming grooves are continuous with the locking groove, and the blade forming grooves are arranged so that the blade forming grooves have bottom parts, at which they are connected with the locking groove, located inwardly of the outer circumference of the torque transmitting part, and the center lines are displaced from a line connecting the shaft center with vertex positions of the polygonal outer circumference and a line connecting the shaft center with center positions of sides of the polygonal outer circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Vessel Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Taguchi, Jiro Taguchi, Koji Chido, Koji Dohi
  • Patent number: 9702393
    Abstract: A fastener used to secure an electrical conductor includes a head, a shaft, and a pressure pad. The head has an inner surface for receiving a drive tool. The shaft has an outer surface including a threaded portion. The pressure pad can include a surface feature. The pressure pad can also be releasably, rotationally-fixed to the shaft through a breakaway portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan Douglas Beck, Benjamin Herman Sparks, Barry Lynn Baker
  • Patent number: 9676451
    Abstract: The bilge plug saver of the present invention includes a large piece and a small piece made of a waterproof material, preferably rubber. The large and small piece fit together to form a waterproof capsule sized and shaped to accommodate a bilge plug within the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Jason D. Marceau
  • Patent number: 9216615
    Abstract: A wheel mounting bolt includes a male thread portion, a collar portion, an engagement portion, and a protruding shaft portion. The male thread portion has a first end portion and a second end portion opposite to the first end portion in an axial direction of the male thread portion to be threadedly engaged, from the first end portion, with a female thread portion of a hub. The collar portion is provided between the first end portion and the second end portion of the male thread portion to fit into a bolt insertion hole of a wheel. The engagement portion is provided at the second end portion of the male thread portion integrally with the male thread portion to be gripped by a fastening tool. The protruding shaft portion protrudes from the engagement portion toward a direction opposite to the first end portion and is provided with male threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: KYO-EI INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisaku Kishida
  • Patent number: 9193058
    Abstract: An adjustable tool handle for holding a tool during use provides an improved handling of tools during use of tools that are difficult to use on their own, specifically L-shaped hexagonal wrenches. The adjustable tool handle includes a tool handle body with a handle and an adjustable opening for receiving a tool. In order to place a tool within the tool handle, a user opens the tool handle. When the tool handle is open, one leg of the tool handle is inserted into one of a plurality of openings on the back of the body and the other leg is placed within the adjustable opening. After the tool is placed within the tool handle, the tool is held in place by a securing mechanism. With the tool coupled to the tool handle, a user is able to tighten and loosen work pieces of different sizes and different types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: WAGIC, INC.
    Inventor: Robert J. Gallegos
  • Patent number: 9145711
    Abstract: A device attachable to a key that allows an individual with limited dexterity to handle the key and use it according to its ordinary function. The device provides a Y-shaped handle, such as that structured by a section of antler, that attaches to a key and provides each of the geometric and structural requirements necessary for the user to pick up the key from a flat surface, insert the key into a lock or switch aperture, and turn the key once inserted. The Y-shaped component is curved across its height dimension and provides a yoke engagement structure to permit holding the device with key to exert a force sufficient to insert the key into a lock or switch, and by a combination of forces exerted by the palm or back of the hand and the thumb, to rotate the key/device combination in order to activate the lock or switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventors: Patricia A. Burton, Donald W. Burton
  • Patent number: 9120212
    Abstract: A ratchet includes multiple ratchet teeth defined in the outer periphery thereof and a coated layer is coated along the outer periphery of the ratchet. A sand blasting device is used to blast sands to remove a part of the coated layer to define a circular endless opening on the coated layer, and the ratchet teeth protrude the coated layer from the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Cheng-Pu Yang
  • Publication number: 20150143964
    Abstract: A device for both installing and uninstalling a drain trim ring. The device comprises a body, a flange, and a male drive. The length of the body corresponds to the interior diameter of a trim ring, thereby creating fitment therebetween and holding the device securely in place within the trim ring. After the device has been inserted into a trim ring, an individual can then apply rotational force to the device via a socket wrench, or other such device, applied to the male drive. The rotational force applied to the device is then applied to the trim ring due to the frictional engagement between the device and the trim ring, thereby allowing the trim ring to be screwed into or out of the corresponding drain shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Glen Kanczewski, Ken Kanczewski
  • Patent number: 9010223
    Abstract: A tool bit includes a plurality of fins each having first and second ends and extended radially and longitudinally and including the second end thereof forming two opposite lateral sides each including a reinforcing section extended therefrom. Two adjacent fins of the plurality of fins form a recess therebetween, which has a curved periphery interconnecting two adjacent reinforcing sections of the two adjacent fins. Each fin defines a first length from the end thereof to the curved periphery of the recess extended from the second end thereof. The first length is smaller than a second length defined between two opposite peripheral sides of a hexagonal periphery of a connecting end of the tool bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: New Way Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ping-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 8978525
    Abstract: A coupling structure between a screw head and a tightening tool includes a recess (3) with a curved concave surface on the free base of the head (1) of the screw (2) and a protuberance (6) with a curved convex surface finishing the end of the tool (5). The recess has axial projections (4) internally and the protuberance (6) has meridional grooves (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Universal Ball Head, S.L.
    Inventor: Ramón Farré Berga
  • Publication number: 20150059146
    Abstract: An internal plumbing wrench is arranged for internally gripping a plumbing insert, such as those used in sinks and the like. The internal wrench includes a split gripping section which is adjustable by the cam action of a hexagonal core. A central shaft has a foot extending 90° away from the longitudinal axis of the shaft and is arranged to extend into pipes connected to the insert to hold a broken pieces and permit separation of the insert from any pipe pieces attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Rodney Bills
  • Publication number: 20150013508
    Abstract: A bit assembly includes a bit for driving a screw, a shank for holding and driving the bit to rotate about a pivot axis wherein the bit is capable of moving relative to the shank in a predetermined range, and a limiting structure formed between the bit and the shank for preventing the bit to move beyond the predetermined range. The bit and the shank are made of different materials and form a sliding connection so that they have a certain buffer space in the axial direction and in the circumferential direction thereby reducing the effect of impacts on the service life of the bit assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150000479
    Abstract: A torque transmission driver has a first end portion adapted to receive and transmit torque from a torque generation source, and a second end portion including a shaped tapered bit having drive surfaces with an alternating series of five or six lobes and troughs about a rotational axis, having a taper angle between 15 and 65° from the rotational axis operable to engage corresponding drive surfaces in a plurality of at least two size fasteners, the tapered drive surfaces of the bit comprising a first tapered portion operable to engage drive surfaces of a first sized fastener and a second tapered portion operable to engage drive surfaces of a second sized fastener, the drive surfaces of the second sized fastener being larger than the drive surfaces of the first sized fastener. The taper angle may be nominally 52° from the rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: INFASTECH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Richard W. LUKES, Donald K. BLAESS
  • Publication number: 20140352501
    Abstract: An anti-slip fastener driver includes a body portion and a driving portion formed at one terminal end of the body portion. The driving portion includes at least one peripheral face. At least one contact face is formed at one distal end of the driving portion opposite to the body portion. The contact face is beveled and at an inner included angle less than 90 degrees to the peripheral face. The contact face is adapted to abut against a terminal section of a bottom surface of a socket formed in a fastener to increase contact area between the socket and the anti-slip fastener driver for providing enough friction to turn the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: New Way Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ping-Wen Huang
  • Publication number: 20140331826
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for an asymmetrical fastening system according to various aspects of the present invention include a driver and a fastener that are configured to have corresponding conforming surfaces suitably adapted to provide substantially complete engagement between a torque surface of the driver and a recessed socket area of the fastener. The driver and fastener may each be configured to include a driving surface that is aligned with a longitudinal axis and a removal surface that intersects a radial extending from the longitudinal axis at an oblique angle. The driver and fastener may further include corresponding tapering surfaces that allow the torque surface of the driver to wedge against the recessed socket area of the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Bryce Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140305266
    Abstract: An attachment arrangement (3, 53, 73, 83, 93) for connection to a first construction (1) and in such a connected state be able to hold a second construction (2) where the arrangement has an axial longitudinal extension and shows a first partial portion (3a, 53a, 73a, 83a, 93a), interactable with the first construction (1), and a second partial portion (3b, 53b, 73b, 83b, 93b), interactable with the second partial portion, said partial portions (3a, 53a, 73a, 83a, 93a, 3b, 53b, 73b, 83b, 93b) being connected to each other only by an action means (4, 54, 74, 84, 94), e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: AKOUSTOS AB
    Inventor: Håkan WERNERSSON
  • Patent number: 8850934
    Abstract: A screwdriver blade has faces formed on front and back sides of a shank. Each face has a drive surface extending from each side edge inward toward a longitudinal axis. Each drive surface is inclined relative to a plane containing the axis and bisecting each of the side edges. A thickness of the blade increases from the shank distal end. Each of the drive surfaces appears curved when viewed in a distal end view. Each of the drive surfaces extends from the shank distal end to a face proximal end. A central portion between each of the drive surfaces may also appear curved when viewed in a distal end view, or it may be flat. The drive surfaces and the central portion may be formed at a single radius of curvature. The central portion may have a increasing width from the distal end or it may have a constant width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: David Baker, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Baker
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8800407
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tool bit includes machining a working end into a piece of hexagonal bar stock. A shank adjacent the working end is machined, leaving a hexagonal drive portion adjacent the shank. The tool bit is heat treated, and a coating is applied to the working end, the shank, and the hexagonal drive portion of the tool bit to inhibit corrosion of the tool bit. At least a portion of the shank is polished to remove the coating from the portion of the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph M. DeBaker
  • Patent number: 8739660
    Abstract: Disclosed is a screw head having a slot (2) in the upper surface of the screw head, an upper peripheral wall (9) of hexalobular planform extending down into the screw head, the upper peripheral wall (9) being parallel or near parallel to the axis of the screw, a sloping transition surface (15) extending downwardly and inwardly with respect to the lower edge of the upper peripheral wall (9), and a tapered recess (11) extending downwardly from the lower edge of the sloping transition surface (15), in which the dimensions of the screw head are such that when the screw head is engaged by a tool (6) having upper (16) and lower engagement (17) sections, there is a ‘stick fit’ between the surface of the tapered recess (11) and the external surface of the lower engagement section (17), and there is no engagement with the sloping transition surface (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Ttapdrive AS
    Inventors: Jone Edland, David Curtis Goss
  • Patent number: 8721223
    Abstract: Pipe splitting apparatuses and systems including a replaceable blade, and methods therefor, are provided. In various examples, a cable retention and release mechanism is configured to releasably engage a cable and includes one or more segments of a pipe splitting apparatus including a cable passage. A segmented collet includes tapered segments and is disposed within a tapered portion of a cable passage of the one or more segments. Channel surfaces of the tapered segments together form a cable channel through the segmented collet. The cable channel is configured to widen in a disengaged position of the segmented collet and narrow in an engaged position of the segmented collet. A spring is disposed within the spring pocket of the one or more segments to bias the segmented collet distally in the engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: TT Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Tjader
  • Publication number: 20140117059
    Abstract: An apparatus to allow a one-handed operation of mounting a vibration sensor to a mounting pad adhered to a machine. An attachment screw includes a recessed socket with a detent to releasably retain a ball-end hex driver such that the driver can remain coupled to the attachment screw without force being applied by the user. Also, a handheld device includes a driver having a handle portion and a driver shaft extending therefrom, the driver shaft having a driver portion at a distal end, and a vibration sensor support configured to support the vibration sensor such that the driver portion has access to an attachment screw threaded through the vibration sensor, and coupled to the driver such that the vibration sensor support is rotatable around a longitudinal axis of the driver shaft and slidable along a longitudinal portion of the driver shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Azima Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Ralph Piety, K. C. Dahl, Wylie Moreshead
  • Publication number: 20140116210
    Abstract: A torque transmission driver is disclosed having a shaft adapted to receive and transmit torque from a torque generating source to the driver and a nib having a five or six lobe key-shape adapted to fit in a recess in a fastener, the nib being equal to or less than 0.050? in length and having lobes of substantially the same form along the entire second end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: INFASTECH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Richard W. LUKES
  • Publication number: 20140102264
    Abstract: A screwdriver drive design for a screwdriver features an engagement end that is complementary to a fastening element drive design for a fastening element to be screwed. The fastening element drive design includes at least two drive surfaces formed on the fastening element for transmission of a torque suitable for rotation with a tool in a first rotation direction and transition surfaces disposed between these drive surfaces. The transition surfaces form a guide surface for the tool when rotating the tool in the first rotation direction and upon engagement of the tool in the other rotation direction causes an axial outward displacement of the tool, wherein the transition surfaces are formed as outside surfaces, and wherein the outside of the fastening element, outside the transition surfaces and the drive surfaces, lies in a cylindrical jacket forming a recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Arnold Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Patrick Werner, Gerhard Moeller, Dirk Doellner
  • Publication number: 20140060268
    Abstract: The invention provides a screw in which the screw head (1) has a slot (2) in the upper surface of the screw head, an upper peripheral wall (9) of regular planform extending down from the rim of the slot into the screwhead, the upper peripheral wall (9) being generally aligned with the axis of the screw to form a recess (3), a sloping transition surface (15), extending downwardly and inwardly with respect to the lower edge of the upper peripheral wall (9), and a further recess (11) extending downwardly from the lower edge of the sloping transition surface (15), in which the dimensions of the screw head are such that when the screwhead is engaged by a tool (6) having upper (16) and lower (17) engagement sections, and in which the upper engagement section (16) extends downwardly with respect to the axis of the screw to which the tool is to engage and the lower engagement section (17) extends further downwardly, and in which there is at least one protrusion (or rib) (21) on the inside wall (12) of the further rec
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: TTAPDRIVE AS
    Inventor: TTAPDRIVE AS
  • Publication number: 20140060265
    Abstract: A tool bit having a first end, a second end including an engagement portion for engaging a tool, a shank extending longitudinally between the tip and the engagement portion, and a spring, the spring being fixed to the shank in a manner such that the spring remains in a substantially static position while the tool bit is in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: COMBINED PRODUCTS CO. #1 INC.
    Inventor: Burton Kozak
  • Patent number: 8640575
    Abstract: A ball end hex wrench includes a ball end including an engaging section, at least one first pattern, and at least one second pattern. The engaging section includes a plurality of peripheral surfaces disposed circumferentially. The at least one first pattern is defined on one of the plurality of peripheral surfaces. The at least one first pattern has a first longitudinal length and a first height. The at least one second pattern is defined on the one of the plurality of peripheral surfaces. The at least one second pattern has a second longitudinal length and a second height. The second height is different from the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: New Way Tools Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Ping-Wen Huang
  • Publication number: 20140007746
    Abstract: Rotationally symmetrical force-application means with, as viewed axially, a star-shaped outer contour or inner contour, preferably 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: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Ruia Global Fasteners AG
    Inventors: Stephan Esper, Robert Bongartz
  • Patent number: 8621961
    Abstract: A tool handle includes a handle body having a first end, a second end, an exterior surface and a bore configured to receive a shaft. A wire stripper is integrated into the exterior surface of the handle and configured to cut and remove the insulating layer of a conductive wire. The wire stripper includes a first sharp edge and a second sharp edge intersecting the first sharp edge to form a v-shaped notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Wade Burch, Michael S. Steele, Jason R. Crowe
  • Publication number: 20130340578
    Abstract: A screwdriver bit is revealed. The screwdriver bit includes a driving portion, a narrow neck portion integrated with and extended from the driving portion, and a working segment integrated with and extended from the narrow neck portion. The narrow neck portion consists of a connection portion, a first tapered transition, and a second tapered transition. The first tapered transition is an arc taper and the second tapered transition is a straight taper. When the screwdriver bit is driven by a power tool and is rotated at high speed, the torsional stress generated is dispersed by the first tapered transition while the second tapered transition is used to reduce torsional stress of the narrow neck portion. Thus the wearing of the screwdriver bit is effectively reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Ying-Tsung Lai
  • Publication number: 20130319189
    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: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Yu-Ching Kuo, Yi-Ching Yu
  • Publication number: 20130298737
    Abstract: A torque transmission driver is disclosed. The torque transmission driver has a drive axis and a main body with a first end portion and a second end portion, where the first end portion is adapted to receive and transmit torque from a torque generating source to the driver, and the second end portion is opposite the first end portion and has a key shape adapted to fit a recess in a fastener and has a protruding lead end having a taper between 10° and 30° and different in shape than the key shape with at least a portion of the protruding lead end initiating at the major dimension of the key shape. A torque transmission driver adapted to drive a small fasteners is also disclosed where the key shape is adapted to fit the recess of the small fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: INFASTECH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Richard W. LUKES
  • Patent number: 8567292
    Abstract: A tool for loosening and/or unscrewing a screw in an object. The tool includes a frame dimensioned and configured to receive (or be mounted on) an object having at least one screw removably embedded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Bruce J. Park, Michael A. Torres, Mark A. Doty
  • Publication number: 20130276287
    Abstract: A wire thread insert comprises besides a cylindrical helix consisting of a plurality of coils a moving tang projecting into the interior of the helix for installing the wire thread insert into a receiving thread. The wire thread insert is connected to the cylindrical helix via a bending portion such that the moving tang can be redressed into the receiving thread after installation of the wire thread insert. The wire thread insert is installed by means of an installation tool with a mounting spindle, which installs the wire thread insert in the receiving thread via a moving shoulder and the moving tang. A compression blade provided at the mounting spindle bends the moving tang back into the receiving thread while the mounting spindle is removed from the installed wire thread insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: BÖLLHOFF VERBINDUNGSTECHNIK GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Thommes, Andreas Marxkors
  • Patent number: 8545156
    Abstract: A screw tightening structure includes an indented concave recess formed on a screw, and mating convex sections provided on a screw tightening tool for tightening the screw: the recess and the mating convex sections including three or more torque transfer portions, respectively, which protrude outward and are disposed at equiangular intervals for concentrically mating engagements; rotating the screw tightening tool causing the torque transfer portions of the mating convex sections to transfer a tightening torque to the screw via the torque transfer portions of the recess; under which outer circumferential edge portions of the torque transfer portions of the mating convex sections to be brought into abutting contact with sidewall of the torque transfer portions of the recess with the tightening torque being transferred to the screw via force application points Q representing resulting abutment portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: OSG System Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kageyama, Kouzou Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8516932
    Abstract: A screwdriver bit has a shank, a connecting portion, a necking portion defined between the shank and the connecting portion, a head disposed on a distal end of the connecting portion, multiple ribs separately arranged around the connecting portion and the necking portion and multiple shear grooves respectively defined between the connecting portion and the necking portion and each shear groove is defined between two adjacent ribs. When a torsion force is applied to the screwdriver bit, a shear force formed between the necking portion and the connecting portion is concentrated on points where the ribs and the shear grooves connect with each other in a dot-like form. Therefore, the screwdriver bit has strengthened shear strength and prolonged life for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Tzu-Chien Wang
  • Publication number: 20130213193
    Abstract: A torque transmission driver has a first end portion adapted to receive and transmit torque from a torque generation source, and a second end portion including a shaped tapered bit having drive surfaces with an alternating series of five or six lobes and troughs about a rotational axis, having a taper angle between 15 and 45° from the rotational axis operable to engage corresponding drive surfaces in a plurality of at least two size fasteners, the tapered drive surfaces of the bit comprising a first tapered portion operable to engage drive surfaces of a first sized fastener and a second tapered portion operable to engage drive surfaces of a second sized fastener, the drive surfaces of the second sized fastener being larger than the drive surfaces of the first sized fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: INFASTECH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Richard W. LUKES
  • Patent number: 8511959
    Abstract: A screw tightening structure includes an indented concave recess formed on a screw, and mating convex sections provided on a screw tightening tool for tightening the screw: the recess and the mating convex sections including three or more torque transfer portions, respectively, which protrude outward and are disposed at equiangular intervals for concentrically mating engagements; rotating the screw tightening tool causing the torque transfer portions of the mating convex sections to transfer a tightening torque to the screw via the torque transfer portions of the recess; under which outer circumferential edge portions of the torque transfer portions of the mating convex sections to be brought into abutting contact with sidewall of the torque transfer portions of the recess with the tightening torque being transferred to the screw via force application points Q representing resulting abutment portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: OSG System Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kageyama, Kouzou Yamamoto