Holder, Pusher, Or Setter For Driven-type Fasteners Patents (Class 81/44)
  • Patent number: 11279012
    Abstract: A retainer insertion and extraction tool that includes a shaft or handle, a retainer extraction pin at a distal end of the shaft, and a retainer receiving component at a forward end of the shaft. The retainer receiving component includes an annular, generally cylindrical, or cylindrical hammer face mounting, a hammer face, and a retainer capture base that includes a notch configured to receive a magnet and an extending leading edge that, in combination with the notch and magnet, is configured to receive and retain a retainer. The retainer receiving component is configured to insert the retainer into a groove of a bit by applying manual force to hammer face of the hammer face mounting. The retainer extraction pin is configured to remove the retainer from the groove of the bit by applying manual force to the forward end of the shaft, allowing the shaft to pivot against a fulcrum of a base block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Sollami Company
    Inventor: Phillip Sollami
  • Patent number: 10906368
    Abstract: A pin assist device that eliminates the need to use a separate tool to insert and/or extract a cotter, or other fastening, pin. The pin assist device allows the user to easily insert or extract a pin in locations that are difficult to reach, in all types of weather and virtually all conditions. Related pin assist devices, hitch pins, and hitch pin assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Truck Shields, LLC
    Inventor: Dennis H. Hancock
  • Patent number: 10525576
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hammer assembly includes a hammer with a head portion and a handle portion with a cavity, and a nail holder assembly that includes a holder component and a sliding component, wherein the nail holder assembly is configured to be removably stored in the cavity of the handle portion of the hammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Chalifoux
  • Patent number: 10478955
    Abstract: A tool comprises a handle and a tool head at an end of the handle. The tool head has a channel for receiving a fastener. There is a resilient member disposed along a length of an inner surface of a wall defining the channel. The resilient member may be retained by a recess in an edge of the wall defining the channel. The channel may be defined by a first wall and a second wall and a web extending between the first wall and the second wall. The resilient member may be disposed along an inner surface of the first wall. There may be a lip extending along the second wall. The channel may alternatively be defined by a substantially tubular wall. The resilient member may be a spring disposed along an inner surface of the substantially tubular wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: David William Conkin
  • Patent number: 10287784
    Abstract: Provided herein are exemplary floor installation tools comprising a base having a total length L 2, a receded portion of the base having a length L 1, an impact edge having a vertical height H 3 and forming a right angle with the receded portion of the base, a rounded nose, the rounded nose having an internal angle of approximately sixty degrees, a strike plate forming a sixty degree angle with the rounded corner, the strike plate configured for receiving a force for transfer to the impact edge, and a handle adjacent to the strike plate, the handle mounted in a middle of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Six 18, LLC.
    Inventor: Martin O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10144121
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for holding fasteners (such as lag screws) while being driven into a work piece. The holder holds the fastener away from a worker's hand so that it may be driven into the work piece without the hand being close to the driving action of the driving tool (such as a hammer). The holder then releases the screw to be completely driven into the work piece. While the fastener is being set, the holder holds one or more other fasteners in reserve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dominion Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy R. Sook
  • Patent number: 9873190
    Abstract: Provided is, among other things, an apparatus for holding a fastener, which includes: a main body structure; and a fastener holding member rotatably attached to the main body structure, such that the fastener holding member is capable of rotating relative to the main body structure around a rotation axis. The fastener holding member also includes a pair of notches on opposite sides of the rotation axis, which are sized and shaped to accommodate a fastener, such as a nail or a screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Dillon Bruno
  • Patent number: 9296097
    Abstract: A rectangular one-piece unitary block of hard durable material has a central slot opening through one side and the bottom. The depth of the slot measured from the bottom of the block to the slot base in the interior is greater toward such one side. The slot becomes progressively more shallow in a direction toward the opposite side of the block to a location where the slot feathers into the bottom. The head of a high fastener projecting from an exposed edge of a T & G plank can be captured in the deeper portion of the slot, followed by shifting the block with its bottom engaged against the plank and the fastener head engaged by the base of the slot while rapping the top of the block with a hammer. The high fastener is thereby progressively driven to a set position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Burton Osborn
  • Patent number: 9174105
    Abstract: An insertion tool having a hub and a mandrel extending from the hub and including a tip that is configured to be inserted into a teeing ground to create a depression for insertion of a golf tee, wherein the mandrel is configured to receive a golf tee. The insertion tool may also have a second mandrel that is also configured to be inserted into the teeing ground to create a depression for insertion of a golf tee. The insertion tool may also include a further golf tool coupled to the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Lon Klein
  • Patent number: 9032844
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for holding a connecting instrument comprises a first member including a first finger cup and a first needle nose tip formed on the forward end of the finger cup and a second member comprising a second finger cup and a second needle nose tip formed on the forward end of the second finger cup wherein the first needle nose tip and the second needle nose tip are configured to grip a connecting device as it is being driven into a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Dolphin Grips LLC
    Inventor: Ivy Bullard
  • Patent number: 8955210
    Abstract: A fastener installation tool and related method are provided for installing fasteners in boards, where the boards are installed immediately adjacent one another, without a gap established therebetween. The tool can include an alignment projection that projects a preselected distance downwardly from a lower surface of the tool. The alignment projection can be disposed between opposing corners of first and second boards to install a fastener without establishing a gap between the boards. This construction can be suitable for installing boards constructed from materials that shrink over time, such as wet, treated lumber or other materials, and even non-shrinkable boards where tighter spacing is desired. A related method of installation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: National Nail Corp.
    Inventor: Roger A. Vandenberg
  • Patent number: 8858146
    Abstract: A manufacturing method and device for supporting conductors. Using a non-metallic insulating material extending beyond the inside of one or both parallel legs of a staple the thumb and forefinger may grip this extension while the staple is being driven into a supporting structure. This finger grip allows for a small, insulated staple to be held with increased safety to thumb and forefinger during penetration of staple into support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventors: Dale Derrig, Jeffrey Roy
  • Publication number: 20140260814
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for holding a connecting instrument comprises a first member including a first finger cup and a first needle nose tip formed on the forward end of the finger cup and a second member comprising a second finger cup and a second needle nose tip formed on the forward end of the second finger cup wherein the first needle nose tip and the second needle nose tip are configured to grip a connecting device as it is being driven into a target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Ivy Bullard
  • Publication number: 20140259281
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for holding a connecting instrument comprises a first member including a first finger cup and a first needle nose tip formed on the forward end of the finger cup and a second member comprising a second finger cup and a second needle nose tip formed on the forward end of the second finger cup wherein the first needle nose tip and the second needle nose tip are configured to grip a connecting device as it is being driven into a target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DolphinGrips LLC
    Inventor: Ivy Bullard
  • Publication number: 20140260813
    Abstract: A tool for stapling cable to a support structure and also removing staples efficiently and without damaging the insulation of the cable is provided. The staple block of the tool securely holds a staple as it is being positioned and then driven into the support structure. The elongated handle virtually eliminates risk of injury to the hand or fingers when driving the staple into the support structure. The extraction member permits staples to be removed without damaging the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: George Arthur Hossack, Michael Cory Diamond, James Norman Harvie
  • Patent number: 8826775
    Abstract: A staple holder comprising: a handle; a head attached to a first end of the handle; a staple remover attached to a second end of the handle; an insulated layer in communication with the head; a slot located in the head and in the insulated layer; and a magnet located in the head, and adjacent to the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew Vienneau, Kevyn L. Kilgore
  • Patent number: 8806983
    Abstract: A holder for fasteners is provided. The holder includes a first body having a first portion and a second portion. The second portion extends from one end of the first portion. A second body is rotationally coupled to the first body, the second body having a third portion arranged adjacent the first portion and fourth portion. The fourth portion extends from one end of the third portion adjacent the second portion, the first portion and the third portion defining a gap. A magnetic member is coupled to the first body adjacent the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Eifes
  • Publication number: 20140224072
    Abstract: A rectangular one-piece unitary block of hard durable material has a central slot opening through one side and the bottom. The depth of the slot measured from the bottom of the block to the slot base in the interior is greater toward such one side. The slot becomes progressively more shallow in a direction toward the opposite side of the block to a location where the slot feathers into the bottom. The head of a high fastener projecting from an exposed edge of a T & G plank can be captured in the deeper portion of the slot, followed by shifting the block with its bottom engaged against the plank and the fastener head engaged by the base of the slot while rapping the top of the block with a hammer. The high fastener is thereby progressively driven to a set position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Burton Osborn
  • Patent number: 8752456
    Abstract: Device for deployment of alternate tool heads having a tool bar, bias element, tool bar case, tool bar case removable cap, and tool bar locking pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: William Andrew Turnbo
  • Patent number: 8661944
    Abstract: The present invention is a nail placement device that includes an enter rod that allows the device to extend into a confined area wherein the enter rod's diameter forms an indentation on the distal end of the enter rod and a magnetic tip disposed on the distal end of the enter rod that secures a nail to be sunk into a desired surface within the relatively confined area. The device also includes an inner rod that receives the proximal end portion of the enter rod that is weighted that enhances any force utilized to set the nail with the device and an ergonomically designed handle to accommodate the user's fingers and a raised distal end to prevent the user's fingers and grasping hand from sliding off of the handle while utilizing the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Duggan Wood
  • Patent number: 8631550
    Abstract: An impact tool for removal and attachment of a mower blade cutting edge insert of the type demountably attached with a press fit wedging connection in a recessed end surface of the mower blade, the tool body having a U-shaped slot permitting the slot to receive and straddle adjacent edges of the mower blade and the insert when the latter is in the recessed end surface portion, sliding movement of the tool along the edges causes a contacting abutment in the bottom of the U-shaped slot to engage one or the other ends of the edge insert to drive the insert into or detach it from an operative press fit attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventors: Randolph J. Janikowski, Paul E. Kratzke
  • Patent number: 8601909
    Abstract: A tool for assembling deck boards of a decking structure that uses pronged fasteners to secure the deck boards thereto, the pronged fasteners establishing an at least ?? gap between adjacent deck boards. The tool compresses an unsecured deck board into engagement with a set of pronged fasteners that are attached to an exposed edge of an installed deck board. The tool has a stationary jaw and a moveable jaw supported for movement relative to one another by a frame. Each jaw has a depending lip disposed on an outer edge thereof that is configured to engage one of the deck boards. The tool also has an actuating mechanism that moves the moveable jaw relative to the stationary jaw. The actuating mechanism is, preferably, manually powered, hydraulically powered, or screw driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Mark L. Gelormino
  • Patent number: 8596512
    Abstract: An electric hammer includes a striking device having a clamping mechanism. The clamping mechanism includes a clamping element, a sliding element, a first biasing device and a second biasing device. The sliding element is provided with a guide portion in which the clamping element is slidable between a first position where the clamping element is closed and a second position where the clamping element is opened. The biasing force generated by the first biasing device is smaller than that of the second biasing device when the clamping element is in the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Chervon Limited
    Inventors: Hongtao Zhou, Gan Wei
  • Patent number: 8534526
    Abstract: A clip guide apparatus for installation of decking members to an underlying joist structure by means of a clip with a pneumatic screw gun. The clip guide apparatus is comprised of a guide apparatus and a clip installation guide which are attached to the screw gun. The clip installation guide slides in the guide apparatus in response to the operative movement of the screw gun to advance the clip into a decking member. The clip is secured in position with a screw fastener whereby the decking member is secured to the underlying joist structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Brian Keith Orchard
  • Patent number: 8535323
    Abstract: A hand held instrument is provided in one embodiment in a kit for use in positioning a constraining ring of an acetabular liner system and includes a shaft including a first coupling member, and a plurality of heads, each of the plurality of heads including (i) a base configured to couple with the first coupling member and (ii) a pair of resilient gripper arms, each of the pair of resilient gripper arms defining a constraining ring reception area having a size different from the constraining ring reception area defined by the pair of gripper arms of each of the other of the plurality of heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan C. Keefer, Larry G. McCleary, Robert B. Brigham
  • Publication number: 20130220080
    Abstract: A nail positioning device comprising a main body with specific elasticity and thickness; an insert penetration hole formed on the main body and penetrating vertically from top to bottom of the main body, and parallelly interconnected to an exit through slot, and the exit through slot being interconnected to the periphery of the main body, such that the exit through slot and the insert penetration hole form an open slot; and a low adhesive glue coated on a bottom surface of the main body or the main body being made of a low adhesive material, so that a nail can be positioned appropriately without requiring users to hold the nail by hand before the nail is hammered, so as to provide excellent positioning effect and operation safety, while using the low adhesive glue to be attached onto a construction surface for repeated uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Yeo-Ming WANG
  • Patent number: 8479965
    Abstract: An auto hammer has a housing, a grip portion and a striking device. The striking device has a striking rod that can strike a fastening element using a liner reciprocating motion. The striking device also has an associated clamping mechanism for clamping the fastening element. The clamping mechanism includes a clamping member, a driving part and a sliding member, wherein the clamping member is pivotally arranged in the sliding member and is connected to the driving part, and the driving part can rotate relative to the sliding member so as to cause the clamping member to rotate pivotally in the sliding member. The clamping mechanism may thus firmly clamp the fastening element in a manner that is convenient for users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Chervon Limited
    Inventor: Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 8479612
    Abstract: A hammer device is provided for facilitating the driving, countersinking, and removal of relatively small fasteners, such as penny nails. A hammer includes a handle that can define an on-board tool storage area. A nail start accessory can include a tool portion and a nail holder portion. The tool portion can have a first end and a second end, with the nail holder portion being arranged at one of the first end and the second end. The on-board tool storage area of the hammer can be configured to removably store the nail start accessory substantially within the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Oleksiy P. Sergyeyenko, David Keith Wheeler
  • Patent number: 8469250
    Abstract: An auto hammer with a striking device includes a striking rod and a clamping mechanism. The striking rod continually strikes a component to gradually insert the component into a workpiece. The clamping mechanism includes at least one clamping element, a biasing device, a bush and a sleeve, and the clamping elements are movable between a closed position and an opened position. The bush is arranged around the striking rod so as to prevent the nail head from becoming trapped in a gap which is formed after the clamping elements are entirely opened. The biasing device is arranged for biasing the bush toward the direction of striking the component. This clamping mechanism can reliably clamp nails or other components to facilitate user operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Chervon Limited
    Inventor: Hongtao Zhou
  • Patent number: 8464612
    Abstract: The manual nailing process can injure the person's hand gripping the nail when the nail head is missed. The underlying surface of the work (the object being nailed, made of wood or other relevant materials) can be damaged when the hammer hits the work surface instead of the nail or from the hammer claws when the nail is extracted. The nailing aid described in this application holds the nail when it is being started, away from the person's hand. This aid also provides protection for a broad area of the underlying work surface around the nail, when the nail is being struck or extracted. The striking surface of the aid is sloped to prevent it from being trapped by a bent nail or a nail head. The handle of this aid also serves as a holder for an optional nail set or pencil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Noel Edmonds Chase
  • Publication number: 20130125711
    Abstract: The manual nailing process can injure the person's hand gripping the nail when the nail head is missed. The underlying surface of the work (the object being nailed, made of wood or other relevant materials) can be damaged when the hammer hits the work surface instead of the nail or from the hammer claws when the nail is extracted. The nailing aid described in this application holds the nail when it is being started, away from the person's hand. This aid also provides protection for a broad area of the underlying work surface around the nail, when the nail is being struck or extracted. The striking surface of the aid is sloped to prevent it from being trapped by a bent nail or a nail head. The handle of this aid also serves as a holder for an optional nail set or pencil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Noel Edmonds Chase
  • Publication number: 20130118314
    Abstract: A holder for fasteners is provided. The holder includes a first body having a first portion and a second portion. The second portion extends from one end of the first portion. A second body is rotationally coupled to the first body, the second body having a third portion arranged adjacent the first portion and fourth portion. The fourth portion extends from one end of the third portion adjacent the second portion, the first portion and the third portion defining a gap. A magnetic member is coupled to the first body adjacent the second body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Eifes
  • Publication number: 20130036873
    Abstract: The present invention is a nail placement device that includes an enter rod that allows the device to extend into a confined area wherein the enter rod's diameter forms an indentation on the distal end of the enter rod and a magnetic tip disposed on the distal end of the enter rod that secures a nail to be sunk into a desired surface within the relatively confined area. The device also includes an inner rod that receives the proximal end portion of the enter rod that is weighted that enhances any force utilized to set the nail with the device and an ergonomically designed handle to accommodate the user's fingers and a raised distal end to prevent the user's fingers and grasping hand from sliding off of the handle while utilizing the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Duggan Wayne Wood
  • Patent number: 8360293
    Abstract: A method utilizing a device capable of mounting an anchoring pin and then inserting the pin into the ground or other penetrable surface includes a hand-graspable elongate handle having an upper under and a lower end and a magnetic puck assembly fixed to the handle lower end for picking up an anchoring pin and maintaining in an insertion position until the pin is inserted into the ground. The method can be used to insert marker pins, or pins for retaining materials on a surface, such as the surface of an erodable waterway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Nancy's Blankets, LLC
    Inventor: Carl R. Hamman
  • Patent number: 8359950
    Abstract: A nail set includes a body portion and a tool portion. The body portion includes an opening formed therein. The tool portion includes a first work portion at one end portion thereof, and a second work portion at an opposite end portion thereof. The first work portion and the second work portion are constructed and arranged to be interchangeably received in the opening. The tool portion includes an outwardly extending shoulder portion between the first work portion and the second work portion. The outwardly extending shoulder portion is constructed and arranged to provide a path for force transmitted from the body portion, when the tool portion is disposed in the body portion and the body portion is impacted by a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith M. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20130019718
    Abstract: A staple holder comprising: a handle; a head attached to a first end of the handle; a staple remover attached to a second end of the handle; an insulated layer in communication with the head; a slot located in the head and in the insulated layer; and a magnet located in the head, and adjacent to the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew Vienneau, Kevyn L. Kilgore
  • Patent number: 8303226
    Abstract: A manufacturing method and device for supporting conductors. Using a non-metallic insulating material extending beyond one or both parallel legs of a staple the thumb and forefinger may grip this extension while the staple is being driven into a supporting structure. This finger grip allows for a small, insulated staple to be held with increased safety to thumb and forefinger during penetration of staple into support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventors: Dale Derrig, Jeffrey S. Roy
  • Patent number: 8230765
    Abstract: A device which aids in the insertion and removal of tree steps within a tree, particularly during hunting, is herein disclosed, comprising an offset ā€œLā€-shaped crank with an upper end that has a hole which slips over the step portion of the tree step. An offset lower end of the crank comprises an outward facing rotating handle. To use the device, the user inserts a tree step into the tree using its pointed end, the device is slid over the step, and the step is cranked into the tree using the increased leverage provided by the device. Should the step need to be removed, the process is reversed by turning the device in a counter clockwise manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Phil F. Cooley
  • Patent number: 8201481
    Abstract: There is a tool configured to tack a coupling device to a surface including a handle configured to permit a user to grasp the tool. The tool also includes a shaft member coupled to the handle and including a spring-loaded mechanism, configured to provide a force to tack a coupling device to a surface and to release the coupling device to the surface. In addition, the tool includes a head member coupled to the shaft member and configured to receive and hold a coupling device head in preparation for tacking. The head member includes a head body, a magnet disposed within the head body, and a socket member extending from the head body and including a curved socket bottom adjacent the magnet and a rim having a beveled cross-section; wherein the head member includes a gap between the magnet and the coupling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Victor D. Williams
  • Patent number: 8152040
    Abstract: A hand-operable device of mounting an anchoring pin and inserting the pin into the ground includes a hand-graspable elongate handle having an upper under and a lower end and a magnetic puck assembly fixed to the handle lower end for picking up an anchoring pin and maintaining in an insertion position until the pin is inserted into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Nancy's Blankets, LLC
    Inventor: Carl R. Hamman
  • Patent number: 8083117
    Abstract: A nailer device is carried within a housing having a nozzle portion wherein the nozzle portion is connected with the housing via a head portion of the housing. The nozzle portion includes a sleeve, a fixing member, and a magnetic member located between the sleeve and the fixing member. The fixing member is mounted on the sleeve and the fixing member has a groove in which the magnetic member is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Chervon Limited
    Inventors: Masatoshi Fukinuki, Toshinari Yamaoka, Gan Wei
  • Patent number: 8028881
    Abstract: A device for impacting a fastener in one embodiment includes a housing with an upper housing portion, a middle housing portion, and a side housing portion extending between the upper housing portion and the middle housing portion, a drive cylinder configured to vent within the housing, an air passage extending through the housing and including a mouth at the upper housing portion, and a strike plate extending over the upper housing portion and including a top portion positioned apart from the upper housing portion, and a first side extension extending downwardly from the top portion along the side housing portion to a location above and spaced apart from an outwardly extending first surface of the middle housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: John Ronn, Marco Laubach, Darius Smolinski, Kuo Lun Hung, Mu-Yin Chu
  • Publication number: 20110226095
    Abstract: A nail positioning device includes a base member having a plurality of nail positioning notches for holding different sizes of nails in vertical for hammering into a workpiece by a hammer, and a nail punch installed in the base member for attaching to the head of a nail being partially driven into the workpiece for enabling the nail to be completely driven into the workpiece positively and accurately without damaging the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: LUCKY-BRAND INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ying-Chien Chen
  • Publication number: 20110225800
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for the insertion of fasteners into the ground for the purpose of anchoring sheet-like materials such as geotechnical mats in soil stabilization or for securing forms of netting to prevent crop wastage. A further aspect of this invention provides a form of securing fasteners by a method that reduces damage or impediment in the operation of the fastener insertion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Darren William Lacy, Christopher John Lacy
  • Publication number: 20110219915
    Abstract: A nail driver that is a non separable bottom loader. The driver is equipped with handles with the striking area penetrating through the handle enabling the user to strike the striking area only reduce the vibration received when using it manually or with a hammer. A handle on the rod allows it to be held safely while striking the striking area on top of the rod handle with a hammer. The tool is small enough to be easily stored in a workers tool box. A plurality of sizes permit the user to hold a wide variety of nail sizes required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Freeman Douglas Mingo
  • Publication number: 20110214536
    Abstract: There is a tool configured to tack a coupling device to a surface including a handle configured to permit a user to grasp the tool. The tool also includes a shaft member coupled to the handle and including a spring-loaded mechanism, configured to provide a force to tack a coupling device to a surface and to release the coupling device to the surface. In addition, the tool includes a head member coupled to the shaft member and configured to receive and hold a coupling device head in preparation for tacking. The head member includes a head body, a magnet disposed within the head body, and a socket member extending from the head body and including a curved socket bottom adjacent the magnet and a rim having a beveled cross-section; wherein the head member includes a gap between the magnet and the coupling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Victor D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20110203417
    Abstract: A magnetic nail punch includes a proximal end and a distal end. A shoulder is arranged between, the proximal and distal ends and protects the user from injury. Magnetic material is arranged substantially near the distal end to hold a nail during installation of the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: George Roberts Hill, III
  • Publication number: 20110174117
    Abstract: A fastener holder is configured for starting into a threaded hole an elongated threaded fastener having a threaded fastener stem. The fastener holder includes an arm that extends longitudinally along an arm axis and has a distal end from which depend first and second opposed fastener-gripping members that are alternatively displaceable along a first plane toward and away from one another between a fastener-gripping position and a fastener-releasing position. The fastener-gripping members are oriented relative to the arm such that the first plane is orthogonal to the arm axis. A fastener-gripping position is such that the fastener-gripping members are biased toward one another and a fastener stem situated between the fastener-gripping members is retained by a constrictive force exerted by the fastener-gripping members on the fastener stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Louis J. Franco
  • Publication number: 20110146455
    Abstract: A fastener positioning device for a die block including a punch tube arranged to receive the fastener, at least one aperture extending radially out from the tube, at least one displaceable retainer disposed in the at least one aperture, and a resilient ring urging the at least one retainer towards an axis of the punch tube. In an example embodiment of the invention, the aperture includes a first diameter proximate the punch tube and a second, larger diameter radially outside of the first diameter. The retainer may be a ball, the resilient ring may be an O-ring, and the fastener may be a stud or nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Timothy SIMON, Raymond IMARS, Kenneth GLOECKNER
  • Patent number: RE44572
    Abstract: A nailer device is carried within a housing having a nozzle portion wherein the nozzle portion is connected with the housing via a head portion of the housing. The nozzle portion includes a sleeve, a fixing member, and a magnetic member located between the sleeve and the fixing member. The fixing member is mounted on the sleeve and the fixing member has a groove in which the magnetic member is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Masatoshi Fukinuki, Toshinari Yamaoka, Gan Wei, Zhiguo Chen, Guillaume Keller