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Fastener and fastener assembly having improved vibrational and tightening characteristics

Duraforce Holdings

Fastener and fastener assembly having improved vibrational and tightening characteristics

Method for captive application of a support washer on the shaft of a screw

Richard Bergner Verbindungstechnik & Kg

Method for captive application of a support washer on the shaft of a screw

Method for captive application of a support washer on the shaft of a screw

Gm Global Technology Operations

Flow drill screw

Date/App# patent app List of recent Shank-related patents
06/25/15
20150180161
 Implantable medical electrical leads and connector assemblies thereof patent thumbnailImplantable medical electrical leads and connector assemblies thereof
A connector assembly of an implantable medical electrical lead includes insulation and conductor segments, which may be formed together in a molded subassembly. The insulation segment includes at least one sealing surface, and the conductor segment includes at least one contact surface and a shank electrically common therewith.
Medtronic, Inc.
06/25/15
20150176635
 Fastener and fastener assembly having improved vibrational and tightening characteristics patent thumbnailFastener and fastener assembly having improved vibrational and tightening characteristics
A fastener assembly is provided. The fastener assembly includes a nut having an internally threaded portion and an annulus extending from the nut and configured for receiving the shank of an elongate fastener.
Duraforce Holdings, Llc
06/25/15
20150176627
 Method for captive application of a support washer on the shaft of a screw patent thumbnailMethod for captive application of a support washer on the shaft of a screw
A method produces a fastener unit which has a fastener with a shank and with a head projecting radially beyond the shank and has a disk through which a central passage opening extends. On the shank, there is provided a radially projecting engage-behind element.
Richard Bergner Verbindungstechnik Gmbh & Co. Kg
06/25/15
20150176624
 Flow drill screw patent thumbnailFlow drill screw
A flow drill screw can retain a structure and includes a shank extending along a longitudinal axis. The shank includes a first shank end and a second shank end opposite the first shank end.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
06/25/15
20150176623
 Self-drilling and tapping screw for directly screwing together components without pilot holes and a component assembly made in this way patent thumbnailSelf-drilling and tapping screw for directly screwing together components without pilot holes and a component assembly made in this way
A self-drilling and tapping screw for directly screwing together components includes a head and a shank integrally formed with the head. The shank has a self-tapping thread section and, in front thereof, a punch-forming section for flow punch forming.
Arnold Umformtechnik Gmbh & Co. Kg
06/25/15
20150176426
 Blade with redundant anchoring in a hub, propeller, turboprop engine and aircraft patent thumbnailBlade with redundant anchoring in a hub, propeller, turboprop engine and aircraft
A propeller blade includes an aerodynamic portion and a blade shank, a hub assembly (28, 32) which provides anchoring in a hub, a blade shank assembly of the aerodynamic portion, a safety device including a safety element (24) which extends from a distal assembly in the aerodynamic portion to a proximal assembly (26, 27) in the blade shank and which is adapted to be able to anchor the aerodynamic portion in the blade shank, wherein the blade shank assembly is anchored radially outside the hub assembly, the proximal assembly is anchored to the blade shank radially inside the hub assembly, and the distal assembly and/or the proximal assembly has a strictly positive radial clearance (30).. .
Ratier Figeac
06/25/15
20150176334
 Symmetrical bit for directional drilling tool patent thumbnailSymmetrical bit for directional drilling tool
A percussion drill bit for directional drilling tools. The drill bit comprises a head portion formed with an axially extending shank.
Mincon International Limited
06/25/15
20150174714
 Method and device for directly screwing together at least two components without a pilot hole using a holding down clamp patent thumbnailMethod and device for directly screwing together at least two components without a pilot hole using a holding down clamp
A method and device are provided for directly screwing together at least two components using a self-drilling and tapping screw which has a head and a shank formed onto the head with a self-tapping thread section and a hole-drilling section for flow drilling. The components are held pressed against one another by a holding down clamp while the screw is screwed in.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
06/25/15
20150174667
 Toolholder assembly patent thumbnailToolholder assembly
A toolholder assembly includes a toolholder having a toolholder shank with a non-circular cross-section, a base member having a bore with a non-circular cross-section that receives the toolholder shank, a canister positioned in the base member, a lock rod positioned in the canister, a locking ball for cooperating with the lock rod, the canister and/or the toolholder shank and an actuating element configured for cooperation with the lock rod for moving the lock rod between a locked position and an unlocked position.. .
Kennametal Inc.
06/25/15
20150174666
 Chuck patent thumbnailChuck
A rotatable chuck for clamping a shank portion of a rotatably operating machining tool includes a rotatable chuck body provided with a cylindrical bore concentric with a rotation axis of the chuck body. The circumferential surfaces of a clamping portion of the bore are arranged to apply a clamping force around the circumference of the shank portion of the tool when it is mounted in the chuck to fixate the tool in the chuck.
Sandvik Intellectual Property Ab
06/25/15
20150173929

Controllable passive artificial knee


An exoskeleton (100) adapted to be coupled to a lower extremity of a person includes a thigh link (102), a shank link (104) and a knee joint (106) allowing flexion and extension between the thigh and shank links (102, 104). A torque generator (156) connected to the knee joint (106) includes a wrap spring (110) having a first end (112) coupled to the thigh link (102), and a second end (118) coupled to an electric actuator (116) capable of selectively positioning the second end (118) of the wrap spring (110).
The Regents Of The University Of California
06/18/15
20150167748

Torque limiting apparatus and method


A torque limiting apparatus is provided having an input shaft, an output shaft, a housing, a spring, and a length adjustable shank and collar assembly. The input shaft communicates with a rotating end segment having a cam surface.
06/18/15
20150167722

Self-drilling fixing and assembly component


The self-drilling component includes a body with a cylindrical side wall, a self-drilling head at a first end of the body and a shank opening out at a second end. The self-drilling component includes a deformable area between the self-drilling head and the second end designed to form a flange when crimping is performed.
Bollhoff Otalu S.a.
06/18/15
20150167719

Device for compensating offset in automatic locking systems


A device for compensating the offset in automatic locking systems for the mounting of blanks comprising a box-like body composed of a t-shaped hollow body and a u-shaped base, which form an inner seat for a frustum-shaped jacket, which is arranged coaxially to the shank of the hollow body and above a piston, which can move transversely to the shank, a traction element being slideably arrangeable in the shank of the hollow body, the traction element cooperating selectively with balls which can be accommodated within openings provided in the shank and within second seats provided on the jacket, elastically compressible elements being arranged between the head of the hollow body and the jacket, means being provided to allow a temporary axial movement of the piston.. .
06/18/15
20150167709

Installation initiated bolt capturing compression limiter


A one-piece compression limiter that is simple to manufacture and install with a bolt or having a head, a smooth shank portion, and an enlarged lead portion including threads. The limiter and bolt can be supplied separately.
Spirol International Corporation
06/18/15
20150167480

Methods and sealing a gas turbine engine rotor assembly


A rotor assembly for use in a gas turbine engine having an axis of rotation includes a plurality of rotor blades. Each rotor blade includes a platform extending between opposing side faces, a shank extending radially inward from the platform, and a slot at least partially defined in each of the opposing side faces.
General Electric Company
06/18/15
20150167397

Earth-boring tools and components thereof including methods of attaching a nozzle to a body of an earth-boring tool and tools and components formed by such methods


Earth-boring drill bits include a bit body, an element having an attachment feature bonded to the bit body, and a shank assembly. Methods for assembling an earth-boring rotary drill bit include bonding a threaded element to the bit body of a drill bit and engaging the shank assembly to the threaded element.
Baker Hughes Incorporated
06/18/15
20150167278

Ripper tip for a ripper shank assembly


A ripper tip includes a front end, a rear end, and a mounting cavity extending into the rear end. The ripper tip further includes an upper surface extending between the front end and the rear end, wherein a portion of the upper surface at the rear end of the ripper tip includes an upwardly projecting ridge having ridge sides and a ridge top that extend rearwardly on the ripper tip..
Caterpillar Inc.
06/18/15
20150165583

Diameter expansion drill bit


A diameter expansion drill bit used for inserting in a prepared hole perforated in a framework to expand a diameter of a portion of the prepared hole by grinding has a plurality of blade sections that grind the portion of the prepared hole, a blade holding section that holds the plurality of blade sections movably in a radial direction respectively, and a shank section that supports the blade holding section, and the plurality of blade sections move to spread outwardly in the radial direction with respect to the blade holding section by centrifugal force due to rotation.. .
Fs Technical Corporation
06/18/15
20150165512

Thread rolling head


A thread rolling head comprises a bearing housing, in which at least two profile rollers, preferably at least three, are each rotatably mounted on an eccentric shaft. A shank is coupled to the housing, and adjacent profile rollers delimit an insertion section into which a workpiece can be longitudinally inserted.
Lmt Fette Werkzeugtechnik Gmbh & Co. Kg
06/18/15
20150165501

Thread rolling head


A thread rolling head comprises a bearing unit, in which at least two profile rollers, preferably at least three profile rollers, are rotatably mounted, and a shank section coupled to the bearing unit. Adjacent profile rollers delimit an insertion section into which a workpiece to be machined can be inserted.
Lmt Fette Werkzeugtechnik Gmbh & Co. Kg
06/18/15
20150165217

Implantable medical electrical lead connector assemblies and methods of manufacture


An implantable lead connector assembly includes contact rings, and a bulk of insulation, which includes sealing surfaces and a shank defining a distal end of the bulk. One or more conductor pins extend within the bulk and have distal ends protruding distally therefrom to be exposed alongside the shank; and an inner surface of each contact ring may have a proximal end of a corresponding conductor pin coupled thereto.
Medtronic, Inc.
06/18/15
20150164547

Medical insertion aid comprising drawn insertion duct


A medical insertion aid for surgical instruments and/or optical systems includes a shank forming an insertion duct, at the inner wall of which at least one groove extending in the longitudinal duct direction or being longitudinally orientated is formed. In addition or as an alternative, a medical insertion aid includes a distal end portion (axial central portion preferably in the distal end area) and a radially outwardly extending, preferably closed peripheral fluid flow inhibiting edge in the distal end portion.
Aesculap Ag
06/11/15
20150159679

Pulse controlled linear actuator


Pulse controlled linear actuator comprising a working cylinder (9) for receiving a medium introduced through a valve system by a compressor/pump, a piston, the shank (13) of which represents the output of the actuator. It also comprises a central solenoid (1) and alternately moved iron cores (3).
06/11/15
20150158583

Stiff-in-plane rotor configuration


A rotor assembly for a rotary-wing aircraft, the rotor having a central hub assembly with a flexure-type, twist-shank yoke with multiple arms, each arm being adapted for a rotor blade to be mounted thereto. The arms provide for pitch changes of blades attached to the yoke through twisting of portions of the arms about a corresponding pitch axis.
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
06/11/15
20150158516

Mobile cart


A cart includes four wheel assemblies disposed on four bottom corners of a support body respectively, each wheel assembly including a hollow cylinder, a biasing member in the hollow cylinder, a roller having a partially threaded shank inserted through the biasing member and the hollow cylinder into the support body for fastening, and a threaded fastener secured to the partially threaded shank; four lock sleeves each secured onto the hollow cylinder. In a ready to wheel or wheeling state, the partially threaded shank is rested on a top of the hollow cylinder, and both the cylinder and the lock sleeve are above a bottom end of the roller.
06/11/15
20150158283

Adhesive bolt and attachment method


An adhesive bolt for forming a fastening point to a workpiece has a head and a shank connected to the head. The shank is set up to be introduced into a cutout on the workpiece.
Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
06/11/15
20150158135

Portable alarm system for cnc milling machine


An alarm system including a battery powered transmitter received in a watertight housing. The housing includes an outwardly extending shank.
06/11/15
20150158095

Shank drill


A shank cutter has plural circumferential cutting edges which run in a helical manner in the region of its cutting section and of which at least one critical number are equipped in each case with a preferably essentially flattened roughing profile with chip-separating grooves with rounded bases, so that the chip-separating grooves of cutter ridges which are adjacent in the circumferential direction are axially offset relative to each other. To create a tool which provides long service life by combined advantages of a vibration-stabilized finishing cutter and a conventional roughing cutter, at least one circumferential cutting edge has an angle of twist which differs from that of another circumferential cutting edge.
Joerg Guehring
06/11/15
20150157365

Bone fastener assembly


A bone fastener assembly for connecting a bone to a stabilizing construct includes a connecting member, a fastener seat, and a bone fastener. The connecting member includes a connecting member axis, a first opening, a second opening, and a first spherical surface.
Lanx, Inc.
06/11/15
20150157311

Laparoscopic device for anchoring an organ to thoracic diaphragm


A laparoscopic device for anchoring an internal organ to the thoracic diaphragm or abdominal wall of the patient, said device comprising: an introducer sheath (13); a washer (18) closing the outer end of said introducer sheath in a sealing manner; at least one t-fastener (1) and at least one anchor (4, 6) having at least one fluke (6) and a shank (4); said anchor is connected by means of a flexible string (3) to said t-fastener, said t-fastener assembly disposed inside said introducer needle; a flexible disc (2) at the junction of flexible string with t-fastener and a piece of thread attached to crown of anchor; at least one introducer needle (14) for introducing said t-fastener into lumen of the internal organ/gall bladder; at least one t-fastener pusher (15) disposed inside said introducer needle; a locking arrangement disposed for locking said introducer needle inside said introducer sheath; another locking arrangement disposed for locking said t-fastener pusher inside said introducer needle; a blocker to block the opening of washer; at least one grasper (16) for grasping shank of the said anchor inside said introducer sheath in a predefined orientation; and a holding mechanism (26) provided on said introducer sheath for holding said grasper in a predetermined position inside said introducer sheath.. .
06/11/15
20150156961

Draft tube sequencing for an agricultural tillage implement


An agricultural tillage implement including a main frame section having a pull hitch tube extending in a travel direction, which may be a telescoping pull hitch tube, a plurality of pivotally coupled wing sections coupled with the main frame section, and a plurality of pivoting wing front shank frames. Draft linkage assemblies connect the plurality of pivotally coupled wing sections to the telescoping pull hitch tube, while causing both the pivoting wing front shank frames and the plurality of pivotally coupled wing sections to articulate correctly.
Cnh Industrial America Llc
06/11/15
20150156960

Front folding arrangement for agricultural tillage implement


An agricultural tillage implement including a main frame section having a pull hitch tube extending in a travel direction, which may be a telescoping pull hitch tube, and a tool bar coupled with and extending transverse to the pull hitch tube, and a plurality of pivotally coupled wing sections coupled with the main frame section. Each of the plurality of wing sections have at least one pivotal wing front shank frame.
Cnh Industrial America Llc
06/11/15
20150156959

Tillage implement with foldable shank frame


An agricultural tillage implement includes a main frame section having a pull hitch tube extending in a travel direction, and a tool bar coupled with and extending transverse to the pull hitch tube. A shank frame is pivotally coupled with the tool bar.
Cnh Industrial America Llc
06/11/15
20150156957

Folding sequence of entire agricultural tillage implement


An agricultural tillage implement including a main frame section having a pull hitch tube extending in a travel direction is provided, including a tool bar coupled with and extending transverse to the pull hitch tube, and a plurality of wing sections pivotally coupled with the main frame section about generally vertical axes. Each of the plurality of wing sections have at least one pivoting wing front shank frame.
Cnh Industrial America Llc
06/11/15
20150156956

Draft linkage configuration


An agricultural tillage implement including a main frame section having a pull hitch tube extending in a travel direction, which may be a telescoping pull hitch tube, a plurality of pivotally coupled wing sections coupled with the main frame section, and a plurality of pivoting wing front shank frames. Draft linkage assemblies connect the plurality of pivotally coupled wing sections to the telescoping pull hitch tube, while allowing both the pivoting wing front shank frames and the plurality of pivotally coupled wing sections to articulate correctly.
Cnh Industrial America Llc
06/04/15
20150151691

Rotary assembly and vehicle bracket using the same


A rotary assembly includes a shaft, a rotary member, a fixing member, a sliding member, and a shank. The shaft defines a latching groove.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
06/04/15
20150151596

Multi-task trailer hitch assembly


A multi-function, anti-rotational, power-sports utility hitch receiver assembly includes a four-sided hollow receiver tube having a forward end configured to attach to a tow vehicle and a rearward end configured to house an attachment of an accessory shank. Aligned apertures are present in the opposing sidewalls between the forward end and the rearward end for securing a hitch accessory shank within the receiver tube by inserting a hitch-pin through apertures.
06/04/15
20150151416

Adapter structure for handheld electric tools


An adapter structure for handheld electrical tools is disclosed, which includes an outer socket and an inner socket. The outer socket is provided with a shank at its bottom and provided therein with first teeth.
06/04/15
20150150186

Plow with resettable plow bottom


A plow bottom is configured to be easily reset when striking a rock while plowing. The plow operator may set the force required for the plow bottom to disengage using the adjustment switch.
Fehr's Industrial Manufacturing, Llc
06/04/15
20150150184

Rotary fertilizer applicator


An applicator for applying dry fertilizer or livestock waste in the form of a slurry beneath the soil surface with minimum soil displacement includes a leading spring-cushioned, conical-shaped, wavy coulter angularly offset from the direction of travel which displaces soil laterally in forming a furrow adapted to receive fertilizer. The coulter is trailed by a single, or a pair of, rotary blade(s) which fill the furrow, covering the deposited fertilizer.
05/28/15
20150148846

Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection


A polyaxial bone screw assembly includes a threaded shank body having an upper capture structure, a head and a closed retainer ring. The external capture structure surface and retainer ring internal bore surface are both threaded for rotatable attachment within a cavity of the head.
05/28/15
20150148822

Laparoscopic surgical instrument


The object of the present invention is to provide an improved laparoscopic, surgical instrument, particularly though not exclusively for gynaecology and in particular for laparoscopic colposuspension. According to the invention there is provided a laparoscopic, surgical instrument having an elongate shank, a ball head on one end and an eye in the other end.
05/28/15
20150147715

Dental tool with penetration indicating bands


A dental instrument 1 adapted for performing osteotomy includes a mounting shank 2 and, in line therewith, a working portion 3 including cutting zones 3a, of which at least part is covered by a coating of carbon-enriched tungsten carbide except for a plurality of annular bands 10 distributed along the length of the working portion to indicate the depth of penetration of the tool into a portion of jaw.. .
Biotech Dental
05/28/15
20150147184

Process of producing a ceramic matrix composite turbine bucket, insert for a ceramic matrix composite turbine bucket and ceramic matrix composite turbine bucket


A process of producing a ceramic matrix composite turbine bucket, an insert for a ceramic matrix composite turbine bucket, and a ceramic matrix composite turbine bucket are disclosed. The process includes providing a bucket preform having a dovetail cavity, the dovetail cavity being enclosed within a dovetail shank of the bucket preform, positioning an insert within the dovetail cavity, then forming the ceramic matrix composite turbine bucket in a furnace.
General Electric Company
05/28/15
20150147137

Screw for coupling wooden members together


There is provided a screw for fastening a wooden member which includes: a shank that extends along a datum line; a head that is disposed at an end of the shank and has a plate portion having a cross-section that narrows as it goes to the shank such that the boundary of the cross-section and the datum line make a plate angle; and a tapered blade that protrudes from the outer side of the plate portion, has a bottom perpendicular to the datum line and a side making an obtuse angle with the bottom, and has a taper angle that is made by the side and the datum line and is 2.50° to 12.5° smaller than the plate angle.. .
Saehan Electronics, Co.
05/28/15
20150147134

Advanced nut and bolt


A fastener including a bolt having an elongated shank having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a threaded portion having an external bolt thread, the bolt thread including a bolt pitch. The fastener includes a nut having a first end, a second end opposite the first end of the nut, and an internal nut thread extending between the first and second ends of the nut and adapted to engage threadedly the bolt thread of the bolt.
Alcoa Inc.
05/28/15
20150146353

Cable and backplane system for connecting multiple hard drives to a computer


Disclosed is a cable and backplane system for mounting a wiring system that permits connection of hard drives directly to a mother board of a computer. There is provided a mechanical backplane having multiple retainers defined in a top surface thereof.
Protocase Inc.
05/28/15
20150145267

Clevis type hook with safety latch


A clevis type slip hook or grab hook includes a safety latch which is held in position by a biased pin that may be axially extended to move the latch between a latching and unlatching position to close or open the slot in the slip hook. The latch is comprised of a closure member in the form of a plate having an elongate edge that fits in the hook slot between the tip end and shank end of the hook..
05/28/15
20150144602

Welding auxiliary joining part with a plastically deformable tip region; connecting components with this welding auxiliary joining part


A welding auxiliary joining part in the shape of a stud having a head, a shank and a tip is disclosed. The welding auxiliary joining part is driven into a component made of a non- or poorly weldable material by means of a setting method.
BÖllhoff Verbindungstechnik Gmbh
05/28/15
20150144042

Molded boot for dispensing seeds and treatment


A double shoot dispensing system including a shank for opening a treatment trench, a seed shovel for creating left and right seed shelves above and on opposite sides of the treatment trench, and a two-piece boot body having a plurality of internal passages defined by assembled left and right halves of the body. A first passage directs the seeds onto the seed shelves, a second passage directs a granular fertilizer treatment into the treatment trench, and first and second tube passages receive first and second tubes delivering additional treatments into the treatment trench.
Morris Industries Ltd.
05/28/15
20150143651

Toothbrush with formable handle


A formable handle toothbrush has a handle portion that allows a user to heat and form the handle to the shape of their hand to provide for more secure grip of the toothbrush. In one embodiment, a hand formable toothbrush has a toothbrush head attached to a shank that can be inserted into a socket within the toothbrush handle.
Radius Corporation
05/21/15
20150142059

Polyaxial bone anchoring device with enlarged pivot angle


A polyaxial bone anchoring device is provided including an anchoring element (1) having a shank (2) for anchoring in the bone and a head (3), the head comprising a spherically-shaped outer surface portion (3a); a receiving part (4) configured to be pivotably connected to said head (3), the receiving part having a first end (4a), a second end (4b), a central axis (c) extending through the first end (4a) and the second end (4b), a channel (42) for receiving a rod (100), an accommodation space (44) for accommodating the head (3), the accommodation space (44) having a lower opening (45) at the second end (4b), and a coaxial passage (41) extending from the first end (4a) into the accommodation space (44), a cap member (6, 6′) that is arranged at least partially in the accommodation space (44), the cap member (6, 6′) having a first portion (61) that is configured to be positioned at least partially around the head (3), wherein the first portion (61) is expandable in the accommodation space (44) to allow insertion of the head (3) and compressible to exert pressure onto the head (3); a sleeve-like insert piece (5) configured to be positioned at least partially around the first portion (61) of the cap member (6, 6), wherein the sleeve-like insert piece (5) comprises a spherically-shaped outer surface portion (51) and is configured to pivot in the receiving part (4).. .
05/21/15
20150139753

Connecting body for nails


A connecting body for nails includes a large number of nails that are arrayed in parallel to each other at regular intervals, each including a shank portion welded to two wires respectively crossing the nails at two positions spaced apart from each other in a direction of an axial line of the shank portion so that the nails are connected to each other. A diameter of each of the two wires is set to be sufficiently smaller than a diameter of each of the nails.
Total Fastening Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150139751

Self-drilling screw and use thereof


A self-drilling screw made of an austenitic or other stainless steel, is provided having a drilling tip. The shank is integrally formed of an austenitic or other stainless steel and has a galvanically applied thin coating at least in the tip region, with the coating being harder than a non-coated region.
Sfs Intec Holding Ag
05/21/15
20150137573

Travel pillow


A travel pillow that assists in maintaining an upright and healthy posture while sleeping in public or private transportation. The pillow is an elongated plush, padded fabric tubular body filled with padding material.
05/21/15
20150137542

Animal excrement picker


An animal excrement picker includes a handle and shank with a picker at the lower end defined by an array of support bars fixed in a plane at right angles to the shank. Each bar carries a plurality of spikes extending downwardly therefrom; in an array of generally parallel spikes in generally parallel rows and columns for engaging into and holding thereon an excrement element.
05/21/15
20150137526

Closure latch


A latch comprising a base, a handle, a socket, a nut, a threaded shank, and a hollow shaft is provided. The base includes a central through hole and a side recess.
05/21/15
20150137484

Maximum security/maximum versatility ball mount assembly


A hitch accessory retaining device includes a pair of opposed engagement pins and a biasing device. When positioned within a shank body, the engagement pins are slidable within shank pinning apertures and are normally urged in outward, extended positions by the biasing device.
05/21/15
20150136494

Drill bits having flushing and systems for using same


A drill bit for forming a hole in a formation. The drill bit has a shank and a full face crown that cooperate to define an interior space that receives water or other drilling fluid.
Longyear Tm, Inc.
05/21/15
20150136493

Drill bits having blind-hole flushing and systems for using same


A drill bit for forming a hole in a formation. The drill bit has a shank and a full face crown that cooperate to define an interior space that receives water or other drilling fluid.
Longyear Tm, Inc.
05/14/15
20150134078

Device and decreasing energy consumption of a person by use of a lower extremity exoskeleton


A lower extremity exoskeleton, configurable to be coupled to a person, includes: leg supports configurable to be coupled to the person's lower limbs and designed to rest on the ground during stance phases, with each leg support having a thigh link and a shank link; two knee joints, each configured to allow flexion and extension between respective shank and thigh links; an exoskeleton trunk configurable to be coupled to the person's upper body, rotatably connectable to the thigh links of the leg supports, allowing for the flexion and extension between the leg supports and the exoskeleton trunk; two hip actuators configured to create torques between the exoskeleton trunk and the leg supports; and at least one power unit capable of providing power to the hip actuators. In use, power is supplied to the hip actuators in an amount to reduce the energy consumed by a user during a walking cycle..
05/14/15
20150131209

Flexible cable assembly providing local lockout


A remote switching system for electrical switches in a cabinet provides an actuator frame and slider that may be assembled to the electrical switch to engage the switch actuator for remote control. The actuator frame includes an opening allowing insertion of a lock shank through the opening to block motion of the slider from an “off” state to an “on” state thereby allowing the actuator frame to also serve as a local lockout..
05/14/15
20150130258

Dirt and rock cutting bit tool


A dirt and rock cutting tool includes a cutting bit mounted on a bit holder. The cutting tool is secured to a bit holder in a manner that allows infinite rotational positioning of the cutting bit but substantially prevents rotation of the cutting bit once secured to a bit holder.
05/14/15
20150130165

Towing apparatus


A towing apparatus that is operable to receive and store a tow rope and is further configured to protect the tow rope when not deployed for use. The towing apparatus further includes a shank that is configured to couple with a receiver of a conventional frame hitch.
05/14/15
20150129258

Hoe for facilitating working on at least two sides of a plant simultaneously


A hoe for facilitating working on at least two sides of a plant simultaneously which comprises a handle, a shank, a ferrule, and a blade. The blade has a first inner angled edge of a first outcrop, and a second inner angled edge of a second outcrop which form between them a substantially v-shaped opening.
05/14/15
20150128402

Deflectable finger connection feature on surgical saw blade


A surgical cutting blade for cutting bone material when the blade is coupled to a hand-held surgical saw includes a distal portion comprising a plurality of cutting teeth, a shank portion adjacent the distal portion, and a proximal portion adjacent the shank portion. The proximal portion may include a longitudinally extending slot having a proximal opening.
05/14/15
20150128383

System and a detachable button


A detachable button system has a fixed base component permanently attached to a garment and a detachable button component. The base and the detachable button components each have cooperating attachment elements that allow the components when assembled to function as a button.
05/07/15
20150127057

Bone screw fastener


An improved bone screw for humans or mammals is a bone screw having exposed surfaces along a shank and threads extending from the shank with one or more selected portions of the exposed surfaces having a 3-dimensional pattern. The pattern provides enhanced resistance to thread loosening when affixed to bone.
Vivex Biomedical Inc.
05/07/15
20150127045

Endoscopic instrument


An endoscopic instrument includes a shank (2) with an instrument head (9) arranged at the distal shank end (1) and includes a tool with two jaw parts (11, 12). The jaw parts (11, 12) are pivotable relative to one another and can be controlled from the proximal instrument end via a pull elements (5-8) led in the shank (2).
Richard Wolf Gmbh
05/07/15
20150125236

Thrust screw for bearing against an axle


A thrust screw for bearing against an axle includes a screw body, a first race member and a row of rolling elements. The screw body has a head and a shank.


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