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 Preload loss prevention system for a clamping ball stud patent thumbnailPreload loss prevention system for a clamping ball stud
A product that may include a first linked element that may have an opening that may have a coaxial counter bore. A collar may be included and may have a parti-spherical section and may have a countersunk section that may extend into the counter bore.
Borgwarner Inc.

 Fastener with transition zone and  use patent thumbnailFastener with transition zone and use
An improved fastener for securing a first building component to a second building component is provided. The fastener includes a head, a shank, and a tip.
Sr Systems, Llc

 Rotary cutting tool with blades having repeating, unequal indexing and helix angles patent thumbnailRotary cutting tool with blades having repeating, unequal indexing and helix angles
A rotary cutting tool with a longitudinal axis includes a shank portion and a cutting portion defining a length of cut. The cutting portion includes a plurality of blades separated by flutes extending along the length of cut.
Kennametal Inc.

 Connection apparatus usable in vacuum interrupter patent thumbnailConnection apparatus usable in vacuum interrupter
An improved connection apparatus that meets these and other needs includes, in one embodiment, an approximately j-shaped flexible conductor having at its end an opening that receives therethrough a portion of the shank for mechanical and electrical connection therebetween. The conductor further includes a hole formed therein at approximately its midpoint that receives therein, in a movable and non-contacting fashion, another portion of the elongated shank.
Eaton Corporation

 Support assembly and keyboard apparatus patent thumbnailSupport assembly and keyboard apparatus
A support assembly of a keyboard apparatus activated in accordance with pressing of a key to rotate a hammer provided at one end of a hammer shank, the support assembly includes a support rotatably disposed with respect to a frame, a jack having one side rotatably connected to the support and another side including a contact surface which makes contact with a hammer shank roller provided to the hammer shank, and a rib provided to the other side of the jack and projecting to a hammer shank roller side of the contact surface.. .
Yamaha Corporation

 Hybrid bonded turbine rotors and methods for manufacturing the same patent thumbnailHybrid bonded turbine rotors and methods for manufacturing the same
Hybrid bonded turbine rotors and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. A method for manufacturing a hybrid bonded turbine rotor comprises the steps of providing turbine disk having a rim portion comprising a live rim of circumferentially continuous material and a plurality of live rim notches in an outer periphery of the turbine disk alternating with a plurality of raised blade attachment surfaces defining the outer periphery; providing a plurality of turbine blades, each of which comprising an airfoil portion and a shank portion, the shank portion having a base surface; metallurgically bonding a compliant alloy material layer to either or both of the raised blade attachments surfaces of the turbine disk and the base surfaces of the blade shanks; and linear friction welding the plurality of blades to the turbine disk so as to form a bond plane between the raised blade attachments surfaces of the turbine disk and the base surfaces of the blade shanks, the compliant alloy material layer being disposed at the bond plane..
Honeywell International Inc.

 Spare wheel mounting system patent thumbnailSpare wheel mounting system
A mounting system for a wheel having a center portion with a plurality of wheel apertures includes a cap for covering the center portion of the wheel and having a pocket. The system includes a first fastener having a shank that fits through at least one of the wheel apertures.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

 Dual axis hook assembly for a power tool patent thumbnailDual axis hook assembly for a power tool
A power tool includes a housing and a hook assembly. The hook assembly includes a hook support and a hook member.
Robert Bosch Gmbh

 Foldable & extendable 1/4 & 3/8 drive ratchet wrench patent thumbnailFoldable & extendable 1/4 & 3/8 drive ratchet wrench
A foldable and retractable ratchet wrench comprised of a ¼ inch driver end that manually folds down when not in use; a ⅜ inch fixed driver end; a ratchet arm that folds and locks to various angular positions; an exterior, knurled handle that pivotally folds outward and a cylindrical hollow tube embodiment that extends and retracts from the solid arm. The ¼ inch square driver end is housed within a horizontal square slot provided at an extending shank portion of the ratcheting gear.

 Assembly for setting stones and solitaires patent thumbnailAssembly for setting stones and solitaires
An assembly for setting stones and solitaires includes a setting head, made of a material of the type of a metal, even precious, and the like, within which at least one stone can be accommodated, the setting head being internally provided with a fastening component. The assembly also includes a base, constituted by a component chosen from among a shank for a ring, a coupling element for an earring, a chain for necklaces, bangles, bracelets, a brooch and the like, of shape and dimensions that are complementary to those of the setting head component and provided with a component that is complementary to the setting head component and which can be coupled thereto.
Bonoli S.r.l.

Adjustable ring

An adjustable finger ring may include a ring head having through holes on the bottom a first shank having shank collars as support at one end and a split portion at the other end, and a second shank having shank collars as support at one end and a split portion at the other end. The split portions may complement and overlap each other in an operative condition of the ring.
Uni-design Jewellery Pvt. Ltd.

Line connector apparatus and method

A knotless connector is formed at the end of a tool to enable a rope or line to be connected thereto without the use of a knot. The knotless connector has an arcuate portion (i.e., a first member), a shank portion (i.e., a second member), and a side retaining portion (i.e., a third member).

Fastener and fastener installation tool

A fastening system including a fastener and a fastener installation tool. The fastener includes a pin member having an elongated shank portion with a threaded portion, a stop shoulder located at an end of the threaded portion, and a pull portion extending from the stop shoulder.
Alcoa Inc.

Intelligent washer

An intelligent fastener unit for fastening together structural members. The fastener unit includes a fastener with an externally threaded shank, an internally threaded mating member for threaded engagement with the fastener, and an intelligent washer having an rfid tag and an antenna mounted on one surface of a centrally aperture body member, and a pressure sensor mounted on the opposite surface for generating electrical signals representative of the compressive force applied to structural members captured by the fastener, the mating member and the washer.


A screw includes a shank having an insertion tip and a head end which has an upper portion with a cutting portion and a lower portion from which a plurality of anti-screw-out teeth protrude. Each anti-screw-out tooth includes a guide face and a stop face intersecting a circumferential surface of the lower portion for development of a recessed channel.
Fushang Co., Ltd.

Wooden screw

A wooden screw may include a shank, a threaded segment, a screw head, a tapered portion and a stem portion. The shank diameter is smaller than the horizontal distance defined as a distance between two opposite ends of the tapered edges, while the width defined as a distance between two symmetric rear portions of blades is between the shank diameter and the horizontal distance, so a drill hole on the wooden material is not contacted with the shank during the screwing process, and the wooden screw also can reduce the friction and provide a complete mechanism for wood chips in accommodation and expulsion.
Masterpiece Hardware Industral Co., Ltd.

Snap in mounting shank for a faucet

A faucet mounting system includes an upper fixture including an outer wall defining a chamber, and at least one groove formed within an inner surface of the outer wall. A lower mounting shank extends below the upper fixture and includes a skirt, a post extending downwardly from the skirt, and at least one spring clip.
Delta Faucet Company

Lifting device and lifting brittle elements

A lifting device for brittle elements such as bridge beam and deck elements, panels and the like up to and beyond 1,000 tonnes is described. The lifting device may be suitable for face and edge lifting of brittle elements that have a suitable cavity formed within or through them.
Obelix Holdings Pty Limited

Assembly-type cutter

An assembly-type cutter includes a shank and a cutter head. The shank has a hole at one end.

Sealed plug connector

The invention concerns a plug connector for a high current device, intended to be placed in particular in the engine compartment of a motor vehicle. A device such as a printed circuit board housed in the plug connector is connected to a cable via at least one rigid conductive metal bar (bus bar).
Delphi International Operations Luxembourt S.a.r.l.

Bolted connection

The subject of the invention is an assembly and clamping bolt to be employed under tension, having a shank and a head, wherein the head, situated at a first end of the shank, is provided with a clamping tensioning means with a hydraulic cylinder mounted permanently on the bolt, clamping taking place between a rear shoulder device and the hydraulic cylinder, the rear shoulder device being disposed at a second end of the shank.. .
Airbus Safran Launchers Sas

Self-piercing rivet

A self-piercing rivet for producing a joining connection between at least two components, which comprises the following features: a rivet head and a rivet shank having a central shank bore, wherein the rivet shank comprises a cylindrical shank outer surface and a shank inner surface limiting the central shank bore, wherein the shank outer surface and the shank inner surface are connected at the axial end of the rivet shank facing away from the rivet head by means of a flat shank end face and a shank end radius, wherein the shank end radius transitions tangentially into the shank inner surface and the flat shank end face is connected to the shank outer surface by means of a cutting edge.. .
BÖllhoff Verbindungstechnik Gmbh

Clamping clinch fastener

A clinch fastener with a single-element, unitary construction that does not require the preassembly of parts. The fastener provides a clamp load after installation and is fully formed by stamping the part from sheet metal.
Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp.

Ultrasonic medical probe with failsafe for sterility and associated method

An ultrasonic medical probe has a horn or shaft, a shank at a proximal end of the shaft, a probe head at a distal end of the horn or shaft, opposite the shank, and at least one polymeric component fixed to at least one of the horn or shaft, the shank, and the probe head. The shank is provided at a proximal end opposite the horn or shaft with an externally threaded connector for attaching the probe to a source of ultrasonic vibratory energy.
Misonix, Incorporated

Spinal construct with flexible member

A system for securing a flexible member to a vertebra includes a flexible member, a fixation member, and an inserter. The flexible member includes two ends.
K2m, Inc.

Captive floating flare nut

A non-rotational, flare nut attached to a panel with tolerance float formed and applied using special flaring tool, which simultaneously creates a square profile on the shank as the nut is attached. During flaring, the shank is broken into radially extending segments that provide retention to the panel with the ability to “float” on the panel by an amount equal to the clearance between the hole and the shank of the nut.
Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp.

Rotor blade with wheel space swirlers and forming a rotor blade with wheel space swirlers

The present disclosure is directed to a rotor blade and method for forming the rotor blade. The rotor blade includes a platform having a bottom side radially spaced from a top side and a leading edge portion axially spaced from a trailing edge portion.
General Electric Company

Dust-proof ratchet wrench and making the same

A dust-proof ratchet wrench includes a shank having a through hole defined in one end thereof and two annular grooves respectively defined in two opposite side of shank, wherein the two annular grooves co-axially correspond to the through hole and each annular has a dust-proof ring received therein. A drive device is partially received in the through hole in the shank and abuts a corresponding one of the two dust-proof rings.

Drill bit with a replaceable cutting portion

A drill bit rotatable about a rotation axis is disclosed. The drill bit has a first drill bit portion configured as a cutting portion and has an annular portion connected at one end to one or more cutting elements and, at another end, a first connection device.
Hilti Aktiengesellschaft

Reamer handle coupling

A coupling mechanism designed to removably attach a reamer to the distal end of a spindle or shaft is disclosed. The coupling comprises a collar having an annular sidewall that defines a collar throughbore, the collar annular sidewall comprising a plurality of spaced part first slots that at least partially extend through the sidewall and a shank disposed within the collar throughbore.
Greatbatch Ltd.

Hybrid fastener

A hybrid fastener is provided in combination with a structural insert. The insert is disposed about a shank of the fastener at an unthreaded section.
Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University

Method for cooling a turboengine rotor, and turboengine rotor

A method and device for cooling a turboengine rotor. A blade member includes a platform having a hot gas side and a coolant side.
Ansaldo Energia Ip Uk Limited

Adaptable hitch system

A vehicle accessory hitch assembly for attaching an accessory to a vehicle. The vehicle may include a frame and a bed mounted to the frame.
Hurricane, Inc.

Drill bit

A drill bit has a shank, an intermediate shaft, and a cutting head and defines a longitudinal axis. The cutting head has a body having a front end, a rear end, and a peripheral sidewall, a primary cutting insert and a pair of auxiliary cutting inserts.
Black & Decker Inc.

Twist-pro wire wrapper

A hand tool for wrapping and securing a wire ceiling hanger in drop ceiling installation. This new tool is comprised of an elongate solid shank with an aperture therethrough to accommodate the wire and at the opposite end an integrated handle..

Polyaxial bone screw

The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes an engagement member that is adapted to provide sufficient friction between the spherical head and the receiver member to enable the shank to be maintained in a desired angular orientation before locking the spherical head within the receiver member..
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.

Anvil stabilization features for surgical stapler

A surgical instrument for stapling tissue includes a body, a shaft assembly, and an anvil. The shaft assembly includes a stapling head assembly and an actuator.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Brass instrument mouthpiece warmer

A musical brass instrument mouthpiece warmer includes a mouthpiece in combination with a heater for warming. The warmer is positioned around the mouthpiece with an electrical power source for activation.

Devices and methods for lure assembly having replaceable skirt

A fishing lure assembly includes: a skirt mount from which a shank extends, the skirt mount having a non-circular profile with a maximum width; a skirt including a plurality of strands and a collar with a non-circular opening having a maximum dimension that is greater than the maximum width of the skirt mount. The skirt can be installed upon the skirt mount by passing the skirt mount through the opening when the maximum width of the skirt mount is aligned with the maximum dimension of the opening.
Arrowhead Industries, Inc.

Field cultivator blade installation device

A device to facilitate the installation of a cultivator blade on a shank. The device comprises a frame having a configuration complementary to the peripheral configuration of the blade and defining a channel that fits over the cultivator blade to seat at least a portion of the edges or wings of the blade as well as to protect the tip of the blade.

Hollow ball stud

A ball stud is disclosed that includes a shank, a head, a hollow center, a first cluster of radial holes, and a second cluster of radial holes. The head is formed integrally with the shank or as a single-piece construction with the shank.
Rockford Products Llc

Fastener with loop or hook

A threaded hook or eye loop has a tool receptacle at the end of the threaded shank with the hook or loop configured for rotary insertion with a power tool or hand tool that directly rotates the threaded shaft.. .

Method for producing a riveted connection between a ball joint pin and a component in the form of a metal sheet and associated prefabricated subassembly

The invention relates to a method for producing a riveted connection between a ball joint pin, having a pin longitudinal axis (bla), and a component in the form of a metal sheet with an abutting portion surrounding a preliminary hole, in which the ball joint pin has at least one ball head portion an adjoining shank portion, a planar plate portion, having an upper side and an underside, and a rivet flange portion, in which the ball joint pin is connected to the component by deforming the rivet flange portion. Advantageously, in a first step, the ball joint pin is inserted into the preliminary hole by means of an inserting tool in such a way that the plate portion is supported at least in certain portions by its underside on the abutting portion of the component in the form of a metal sheet, preferably with surface-area contact.

Ergonomic paint roller frame

An ergonomic paint roller frame includes: (a) a cage configured to receive a roller; (b) a shank, to which the cage is attached and configured to rotate relative thereto about an axis of rotation; (c) a handle to which the shank is attached in fixed position relative thereto, the handle comprising therealong in sequence from a first, proximal end thereof to a second, distal end thereof, (i) a first, generally elongate handle portion, (ii) a first, curved elbow handle portion, (iii) a second, generally elongate handle portion, (iv) a second, curved elbow handle portion, and (v) a third, generally elongate handle portion; and (d) wherein the handle portions of the handle generally extend relative to each other so as to be bisected by a handle plane, relative to which handle plane the axis of rotation is generally orthogonally oriented.. .
Zibra, Llc

Ultra high torque device

A torque-limiting device may include a shaft extending axially through upper and lower shanks and a spring to connect to a nut. The upper and lower shanks may be under a force from the spring and further configured to selectively engage within a predetermined torque limit and disengage at above the predetermined torque limit.
Eca Medical Instruments

Cup-shaped shank for heeled shoes

The present invention relates to a shank adapted for being integrated into a shoe sole and for mounting a heel element, wherein said shank at its heel portion is adapted to be connected to the heel element and wherein said shank comprises an upper surface pointing towards the inner shoe. At least a part of the upper surface at the heel portion is cup-shaped and adapted for receiving sole material inside the cup when integrating said shank in said sole during moulding of said shoe sole.
Ecco Sko A/s

Shanks and methods for forming such shanks

A shank (110) comprises a captive portion (116) comprising a longitudinal central axis (112), a captive end (118), a first set (117) of first structures (120a), and a second set (119) of second structure (120b). The second set (119) of the second structures (120b) is closer to the captive end (118) than the first set (117) of the first structures (120a).
The Boeing Company

Ratcheting torque wrench

A disposable ratcheting device and method is disclosed, which may include a shaft extending axially through at least a shank. The shank also provides a cup or chamber wherein a series of drive bodies reside in a movable fashion.
Eca Medical Instruments

Fortified high torque device

A torque-limiting device which may include a shaft extending axially through a clutch assembly and a spring to connect to a nut. The upper and lower shanks may be under a force from the spring and further configured to selectively engage within a predetermined torque limit and disengage at above the predetermined torque limit.
Eca Medical Instruments

Cannulated disposable torque limiting device with plastic shaft

A torque-limiting device may include a shaft extending axially through upper and lower shanks, a spring, and a nut to an end opening of a handle. The upper and lower shanks may be under a force from the spring and further configured to selectively engage within a predetermined torque limit and disengage at above the predetermined torque limit.
Eca Medical Instruments

Modular clutch assembly

A clutch within a torque-limiting device which may include a shaft extending axially through a clutch assembly and a spring to connect to a nut. The clutch having swappable gear rings.
Eca Medical Instruments

Polyaxial bone anchor with non-pivotable retainer and pop-on shank, some with friction fit

A polyaxial bone screw assembly includes a threaded shank body having an integral upper portion receivable in a receiver, the receiver having an upper channel for receiving a longitudinal connecting member and a lower cavity cooperating with a lower opening. The upper portion expands a retaining member in the receiver cavity to capture the shank upper portion in the receiver.

Shank topics:
  • Engageable
  • Longitudinal Axis
  • Surgical Instrument
  • Transverse

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