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Date/App# patent app List of recent Shank-related patents
 Plural tapered fastener with material receiving inward region patent thumbnailPlural tapered fastener with material receiving inward region
A plural tapered fastener with a material receiving inward region. Fastener embodiments have particular utility in penetrating and securing work pieces of high density material, such as medium density fiberboard and high density fiberboard, without blemishing of the workpiece.

 Arrangement of a rotor and at least a blade patent thumbnailArrangement of a rotor and at least a blade
It is disclosed an arrangement of a rotor and at least a blade. The blade includes a root, a platform and an airfoil.

 Vibration damper patent thumbnailVibration damper
A gas turbine engine including a rotor and a cooling fluid delivery system is presented. The rotor includes a disc and a plurality of blades extending radially therefrom.

 Driver bits adapted for both wrenches and bit screwdrivers patent thumbnailDriver bits adapted for both wrenches and bit screwdrivers
A driver bit for applying torque to a fastener with both wrenches and bit screwdrivers comprising: a) a drive portion comprising: i) a hexagonal shank portion, and ii) a holder portion comprising a collar or a groove that is capable of accommodating a c-clip; and b) a working head portion.. .

 Multi-flute ball end mill patent thumbnailMulti-flute ball end mill
A multi-flute ball end mill comprising a shank portion, a cutting edge portion having a ball-shaped tip portion, and 3 or more cutting edges formed in the cutting edge portion; each cutting edge being constituted by a peripheral cutting edge having a twist angle η of 35-45°, and a ball-end cutting edge having a twist angle μ at the outermost peripheral point, the twist angle η and the twist angle μ meeting the relation of η−μ≦7°, such that the ball-end cutting edge is smoothly connected to the peripheral cutting edge; the ball-end cutting edge having a radial rake angle of −37° to −11°; the peripheral cutting edge having a radial rake angle of 2-8°; and a center-lowered, inclined cutting edge integrally extending from a tip end of each ball-end cutting edge to a rotation center point, in a tip end portion of the ball portion near the rotation center point.. .

 Disposable drilling and milling cutter patent thumbnailDisposable drilling and milling cutter
A disposable drilling and milling cutter for use with an nc or cnc machine tool and configured to be fed in a spiral manner includes a shank, a chip removing groove at one of a plurality of offset positions at one end of the shank, a blade seat at a distal end of the chip removing groove, and a disposable blade locked to the blade seat. The disposable blade has a cutting edge at each of its upper and lower ends, and each cutting edge has an irregular height and a notch.

 Spirally-fed drilling and milling cutter patent thumbnailSpirally-fed drilling and milling cutter
A spirally-fed drilling and milling cutter to be driven spirally in order to drill and mill includes a shank, a groove at one of a plurality of offset positions at one end of the shank, a blade at a bottom side of the groove, and a spiral flute on the periphery of the main body of the shank, wherein the spiral flute has a flute end connected with the groove. When the cutter is rotated at high speed and in high torsion, drilling/milling chips are pushed upward, along with a cutting liquid, through the spiral flute out of a hole being made.

 Connecting rod patent thumbnailConnecting rod
A connecting rod (1) has a small end (2) that is connectable rotatably to a piston, a connecting rod big end (3) that is connectable rotatably to a crankshaft, and a shank (4) between the ends (2, 3). The connecting rod big end (3) has a big end (5) and a connecting rod bearing cover (6) that can be screwed to the big end (5).
Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

 Fastener with loop or hook patent thumbnailFastener 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.. .

 Cage stud assembly and related assembly methods patent thumbnailCage stud assembly and related assembly methods
In accordance with a first aspect of the present disclosure, a method of assembling a first automobile component relative to a second automobile component is provided. The method includes providing a cage fastener assembly that includes a cage and a first fastener.
Newfrey Llc


Threaded fastener

A threaded fastener is provided in which a head bearing surface can be in full intimate contact with a counterpart. The threaded fastener is provided with a head (10), and a screw shank (20) extending from the head (10).
Topura Co., Ltd.


Metal attachment

The invention concerns a metal attachment for providing an electrically conductive surface through the entire thickness of structural elements to be assembled. The attachment thereby comprises a head (12)and a smooth shank (14) extending along an axis of revolution, characterized in that the shank comprising at least one conductive portion (24) and one lubricating portion (22) disposed along the axis of revolution of the attachment along at least one length of the shank.
Lisi Aerospace


Combination collar feeder and swaging tool

A combination collar feeder and swaging tool for installing lockbolt fasteners. The collar feeder is mounted on the tool to present collars one-by-one from a cartridge.
Gage Bilt, Inc.


Connection 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


Pulley device

A pulley device comprising a rolling bearing including an inner ring defining a central bore, and outer ring and rolling elements mounted between the inner ring and the outer ring, a pulley secured in rotation with the outer ring and provided with a feature for engaging with a transmission member. The pulley additionally includes a screw comprising a head and a shank housed in the central bore of the inner ring, the screw being configured to fix the pulley device to a motor support.
Aktiebolaget Skf


Anti-loosening bolt assembly

An anti-loosening bolt assembly includes a bolt having a bolt head and a bolt shank; a fixed nut having second threads on an inner circumferential surface thereof; and a washer, wherein the bolt head includes a plurality of locking protrusions, each of the locking protrusions having an inclined locking surface and a vertical locking surface, the washer includes a plurality of stop protrusions, each of the stop protrusions having an inclined stop surface and a vertical stop surface, and a magnetic member is provided in the washer such that the magnetic member maintains a combined state of the washer with an objective member using a magnetic force, so that when a rotational force is applied to the bolt in the loosening direction, the inclined locking surface is stopped by the inclined stop surface, thereby preventing the bolt from loosening and rotating.. .
Korea Institute Of Machinery & Materials


Drill bits including sensing packages, and related drilling systems and methods of forming a borehole in a subterranean formation

A drill bit is disclosed that in one embodiment includes a bit body having a cutting section, a shank attached to the cutting section and a neck section and at least one sensor in contact with a surface of the shank and wherein the at least one sensor provides a signal in response to a bending moment.. .
Baker Hughes Incorporated


Key and rotary cylinder lock with key

A key (1) for a rotary cylinder lock (2) comprises a key grip (3) and a key shank (4), which adjoins the key grip (3) and extends along a longitudinal axis (l), wherein the key shank (4) has, on its outside (5), control recesses (10), in particular control bores, for properly positioning tumblers on the rotary cylinder lock (2) and also has at least one control element (6) arranged in a movable manner in the key shank (4), which control element (6) has a control surface (8), which interacts with a tumbler (7) of the rotary cylinder lock (2). Furthermore, the key is characterized in that the key shank (4), in the region of the control element (6), has a tapered cross section (9), which is tapered in relation to the cross section (11) with the control recesses (10)..
Assa Abloy (schweiz) Ag


Vehicle wheel axle assembly

A hub assembly, including: an axle with an axial opening; a hub shell; a frame, including first and second frame members with respective first and second retaining surfaces; and a control shaft within the axial opening. The control shaft includes: an engagement end; a clamping end with an enlarged head portion with an inwardly facing grip face; a shank extending between the engagement and clamping ends; first and second engagement surfaces proximal the engagement and clamping ends respectively.


Adapter for a dental milling block holder and a workpiece holder

The invention provides an adapter for a dental milling block holder with a dental milling block (52 and 54) or dental grinding block, which is attached to a dental milling block holder, in particular glued on, wherein the dental milling block holder is provided with a round shank which is mounted in the adapter (40). It is characterised in that the adapter (40) is provided with at least one internal thread (92) for the mounting of a fastening screw (31) which acts on the shank, to which fastening screw (31) inside the shank mount of the adapter (40) of the fastening screw (31) positioned opposite of it, at least one in particular elevated, in particular at least two elevated clamping surfaces (74 and 76) are formed against which the shank abuts..
Ivoclar Vivadent Ag


Iron-cutting drill

An iron-cutting drill includes a shank and two threaded section. The first threaded section extends from an end of the shank and includes a helical groove made of a helix angle smaller than 45°.
Shajeng Hardware Co., Ltd.


Method of making a spanner

A method of making a spanner comprises the steps of preparing a flat metal blank, forging and pressing a part of the metal blank to form a head and a shank whose width is smaller than a width of the head, pressing the head to form a first arch-shaped part, pressing a shank end of the shank to expand the shank end and thence form a second arch-shaped part, and pressing the head and the shank end again to remove redundant scrap projecting from the first arch-shaped part and the second arch-shaped part and also punch finished holes in the head and the shank end respectively, thereby completing the finished spanner. Accordingly, the method reduces the waste of the material and the processing cost, decreases the use frequency of high-cost machines and promotes the processing efficiency by using the flat metal blank..


Butterfly needle with a protective device

A butterfly needle with a protective device: includes a central body having a proximal end and an opposite distal end; a pair of wings bilaterally extending from the central body; a safety device designed to be automatically actuated by traction; and a needle with a shank having an engaging element near its tip for engagement with the safety device and supported by a needle hub at an opposite proximal end, the needle being slidingly longitudinally received in the central body, which includes an inner housing chamber between the proximal end and the distal end, wherein the safety device is irreversibly slidingly housed between a rest position and an actuated position.. .
Delta Med S.p.a. Unipersonale


Device for fixing two parts together

The invention relates to a device for fixing two parts together, a first part having a fixing flange comprising at least one through-orifice for a threaded shank, carried by or integral with a second part, and means for making the nut captive with respect to the flange before it is screwed onto the threaded shank, wherein these means are of the type having a thread, the nut having an externally threaded portion intended to be screwed into an internally tapped portion of the orifice in the flange or of an element attached to the flange and to pass completely through this internally tapped portion until it is housed in a cavity for axially retaining the nut, this allowing the nut to rotate freely before it is screwed onto the threaded shank. The invention also relates to a turbomachine that utilizes this device and to an associated fixing method..


Tool head cover

A tool head cover is provided for a rotary tool, which secures over a portion of the tool head and a portion of the rotating member extending therefrom to protect the tool during operation and to protect the user. The device comprises a shank cover member that extends over the rotating member of the tool, whereby the shank cover member has an outer sidewall and a hollow interior portion.


Twist drill for metal machining

A long twist drill includes a shank and a drill body having a drill tip (16). The twist drill has a length l and an outer diameter d, and has a cemented carbide or high speed steel substrate and a coating of at least one layer.
Seco Tools Ab


Die, joining tool and die production method

A die for a joining tool for carrying out a joining method by clinching or punch riveting. The die including a die shank and a die head.
Newfrey Llc


Hybrid bonded turbine rotors and methods for manufacturing the same

Hybrid bonded turbine rotors and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. A hybrid bonded turbine rotor comprises a turbine disk and a plurality of turbine blades each metallurgically bonded to a corresponding raised blade attachment surface of a plurality of raised blade attachment surfaces of the turbine disk to define a bond plane located at a selected radial position.
Honeywell International Inc.


Rotor rim impingement cooling

A system and method of cooling a radially outer surface of a rotor wheel post of a turbine wheel and a rotor wheel space between a turbine bucket and a rotor wheel post, including a turbine bucket having at least one cooling passage that extends between an inner cooling channel of the turbine bucket and an outer surface of a shank portion of the turbine bucket that directly faces a radially upper surface of the rotor wheel post, and using the cooling passage to direct cooling flow towards the radially upper surface of the rotor wheel post.. .
General Electric Company


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.


Control system for gas pressure controllers in explosion risk areas

A control system for pressure controllers in explosion risk areas has a pressure controller with adjusting screw to control the pressure inside a conduit used to transport explosive gas. An adapter with a hole is adapted to receive the head of the adjusting screw.
Automa - S.r.l.



A fastener comprises a shank defining a shank root, a head, a drilling portion and main threads. Each of the main threads is inclined with respect to a shank axis by 60-82 degrees.
Essence Method Refine Co., Ltd.


Turbomachine accessory gearbox equipped with an air/oil separator

The invention relates to an accessory gearbox (10) for a turbomachine, said gearbox being equipped with an air/oil separator (12) and comprising a casing (24) in which intermeshing pinions are mounted, one (18) of which is solidly connected to a coaxial shank (22) for driving at least one membrane filter (35) of the separator, characterised in that the membrane filter is mounted directly on a web of the pinion (18) inside the casing.. .


Railcar energy absorption/coupling system

A railcar energy absorption/coupling system including a cushioning assembly arranged in operable combination with a coupler and a yoke. The cushioning assembly is positioned in a draft pocket defined by a draft sill on a railcar between the front and rear stops.
Miner Enterprises, Inc.


Multi-function hitch accessory retaining device and method

A hitch accessory retaining device includes a hitch pin having a first end and a second end. The second end is configured to be inserted completely through a hitch receiver and an accessory shank.


Multi-locking utility cutter

A multi-locking utility cutter has a shank, a blade and a slider. The shank has a guiding groove having multiple first locking units.
Sdi Corporation


Projection bolt welding method

Provided is a projection bolt welding method, which involves welding a projection bolt to a steel sheet component by electric resistance welding. The projection bolt includes a shank, a circular enlarged diameter portion, and a welding projection including an initial fusion portion with a tapered portion and a main fusion portion.


Cutting insert

The invention relates to an interchangeable cutting insert (10) having a shank (12), which transitions into a cutting head (14), which has a chipping surface (32), which, when viewed from above, is a segment of a circle with a height greater than the radius of the chipping surface (32), wherein the chord of the segment of a circle constitutes the transition to the shank (12), wherein a cutting edge (30) is formed on the outer edge of the chipping surface and multiple chip-breaking structures (36, 38) are provided on the chipping surface (32), the chip-breaking structures having depressions (36) in the chipping surface (32), between which projections (38) are arranged, which protrude beyond the chipping surface (32).. .
Kennametal Inc.


Tool holder for a cutting insert

The invention relates to a tool holder (10) for a cutting insert (18), having a shank (12), a counter bearing (14) on which a pocket (16) for a cutting insert (18) is provided, disposed on the front end of the shank, and a clamping segment (20) integrally joined to the shank (12) via a bending segment (22); wherein the clamping segment (20) has a clamping finger (28) and a clamping element (26) such that the clamping finger (28) is capable of acting against the counter bearing segment (14) by means of the clamping element (26), thereby enabling a cutting insert (18) to be clamped between the clamping finger (28) and the counter bearing segment (14); wherein the clamping segment (20) protrudes beyond the top side of the shank (12); and wherein a coolant supply passage (40, 42, 44, 46) extends through the shank (12) and the bending segment (22) into the clamping segment (20); wherein the coolant supply passage (40, 42, 44, 46) has a shank passage (46), a clamping finger passage (40), and a connecting passage (44) that starts from the shank passage (46) and extends through the bending segment (22); characterized in that the connecting passage (44) is disposed in a longitudinal center region of the tool holder (10) and, on its rear side (30) facing toward the shank (12), the clamping segment (20) extends less far in a direction toward the rear end of the shank (12) on both sides of the longitudinal center segment than it does in the longitudinal center segment.. .
Kennametal Inc.


High stiffness and high access forming tool for incremental sheet forming

An tool for the incremental forming of material sheeting is disclosed. The tool comprises a forming tip, a shank, and an interface adapter positioned between the forming tip and the shank.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


Bone compression system and associated methods

Systems and associated methods for repairing first and second bone fragments include a bone compression device characterized by an elongated fastener and an anchor. The fastener includes an externally-threaded shank, an enlarged head, and a bore extending through both.


Adjustable rongeur

An adjustable rongeur includes a first handle portion pivotally connected to a second handle portion. A shank is connected to the first handle portion at a proximal end of the shank, wherein the shank has a footplate at a distal end thereof.
Specialty Surgical Instrumentation, Inc.


Cooking device with handle, shaft, fork, and food removal component/implement

The apparatus is used in cooking foodstuff over an open flame by heat while keeping user a safe distance from fire with main elements being hand grip, shank, fork, and food transfer system. A hand grip and shank are made of materials including wood, injection mold plastics, and metal while a fork and food transfer system is constructed of food grade metal materials.


Pipe clip with locking feature

A pipe clip for fastening a pipe to a support structure includes an annular pipe clip body for surrounding the pipe to be fastened. The pipe clip body has a first and a second flange which in use are pulled towards each other by a male fastening element having a head and a shank.
J. Van Walraven Holding B.v.


High angle screw fastener

A threaded fastener for securing a first material to a support comprising a tapping point at a first end and a threaded shank with multiple separate leads. An end diameter of a fastener tip is in the range of 0.210 to 0.190 inches, the tapping point starts away from an end of the tip by a range of 0.320 to 0.40 inches, and the threads are arranged on the shank to provide a range of about 16½ to 17½ threads per inch for a 5/16 inch diameter fastener and about 18½ to 19½ threads per inch for a ¼ inch diameter fastener.
Engineered Components Company


Screw drive

The invention relates to a screw with a screw head having a drive, and a corresponding drive tool, and a drive system having the screw and the drive tool. The screw embodies a screw head having a drive; the drive includes cams formed by recesses introduced in the screw head around the cams.
Ejot Gmbh & Co. Kg



A drill with a drill flute (12) includes symmetrical fluted lands (20) helically extend around a core, wherein grooves (18) remain between the fluted lands, said grooves having a width (72) that exceeds the spine thickness or width (24) of the fluted lands (20), and wherein the grooves (18) comprise a convex core reinforcement (22) at the groove bottom thereof. The width (24) of the fluted lands (20) at the drill head side end (16) is smaller than at the shank side end (14) of the drill helix (12), and at least increases in certain areas.
Drebo Werkzeugfabrik Gmbh


Methods and system for fluidic sealing in gas turbine engines

A sealing system for a rotatable element defining an axis of rotation includes a rotor blade including a shank and an angel wing extending axially from the shank. The sealing system also includes a stator vane positioned axially adjacent the rotor blade.
General Electric Company


Methods and system for fluidic sealing in gas turbine engines

A sealing system for a rotatable element defining an axis of rotation includes a rotor blade including a shank and an angel wing extending axially from the shank. The sealing system also includes a stator vane positioned axially adjacent the rotor blade.
General Electric Company


Nut driving cleaning system

The present invention is a nut-driving apparatus and method that comprises a shank with an embedded magnet mounted at the end and a spring-loaded socket mounted above the magnet, which when pulled, separates the socket from the magnet, releasing any attracted metal shavings to allow for easy cleaning.. .



The invention relates to a screw, in particular a wood screw (hs), comprising a cylindrical screw shank (1′), on one end of which there is formed a conical tip (10), a screw head (2), which is formed on the other end of the screw shank (1′), and at least one thread section (3, 3a) with a thread core (1), which thread section (3, 3a) extends along the longitudinal axis direction (11) from the conical tip (10) in the direction of the screw head (2), wherein, on the at least one thread section (3, 3a), multiple successive thread turns (30) are formed on a shell surface of the thread core (1). In the region of the at least one thread section (3, 3a), multiple elevations (4, 4′, 4a, 4b) are arranged on the outside on the shell surface of the thread core (1)..
Avvio Gmbh & Co Kg


Knuckle deburring cutter and machining knuckle

A knuckle deburring cutter and a method of knuckle for removal of burrs at a lower ball head hole of a knuckle and burrs in the locations where the lower ball head hole, a pinch bolt hole and a pinch bolt slot intersect one another. The knuckle deburring cutter includes a cutter shank in a circular bar shape having a diameter less than that of the lower ball head hole.
Bwi (shanghai) Co., Ltd.


Hole saw assembly

A hole saw assembly is revealed. The hole saw assembly is a hole saw with a quick change drill rod.
Rote Mate Industry Co., Ltd.


System and assembling vehicle components with reinforced moldable rivet

A system for assembling vehicle components includes a die assembly securing first and second vehicle components having first and second apertures, respectively. The die assembly positions the first and second vehicle components with the first and second apertures overlapping, and at least one of the first and second vehicle components including a polymeric material.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


Multi-thread bone screw and method

A bone screw comprises a threaded shank including a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, and defining a first threaded section extending from the distal end portion toward the proximal end portion and adapted for anchoring in cancellous bone. A second threaded section extends contiguously from the first threaded section toward the proximal end portion.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.


Attachment of channel elements

An attachment assembly includes an elongate channel element and a male fastening element including a shank to fasten the channel element to another structural element. The elongate channel element has a substantially flat bottom, sidewalls extending from the bottom substantially at right angles and an upper side opposite the bottom.


Micro end mill and manufacturing same

A micro end mill includes a shank made of a first material and a cutting tip made of a second, different material that is bonded to the shank. The first material can be, for example, carbide or high speed steel (hss), and the second material can be, for example, cubic boron nitride (cbn), polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (pcbn), ceramic or polycrystalline diamond (pcd).


Milling cutter

A milling cutter is configured to process an edge of a workpiece to a required profile. The required profile includes a first portion and a second portion coupled to the first portion.


Forming bar with liquid distribution passageway

A device for attaching to a shank of a planting unit. The device may include liquid delivery tubing for delivery fertilizer to a planting furrow and a forming bar configured for securing to the shank.


Thread plug gauge with maintenance line, thread ring gauge, and manufacturing the same

A thread gauge, which allows to reliably know the time for replacement by visual checking and improves the predetermined dimensional accuracy of a thread product has a go-side thread measuring portion extending from one side of a shank portion coaxially with the shank portion or a not-go-side thread measuring portion extending from an other side of the shank portion coaxially with the shank portion, a wear checking gauge line having a predetermined length and a predetermined depth formed on male thread portions and female thread portions formed on the go-side thread measuring portion or the not-go-side thread measuring portion.. .


Cutting tool mounting assembly with elastomeric coated bushing

A cutting tool mounting assembly adapted for receiving a cutting tool includes a base having a bottom portion and a front portion that defines a receptacle having an inner wall and a bushing configured for receipt in the receptacle of the base. The bushing includes: a forward face defining an aperture for receiving the cutting tool; a shoulder generally opposite the forward face, the shoulder configured for cooperating with the front portion of the base; and a shank portion extending rearward from the shoulder, the shank portion having an outer surface configured for cooperating with the inner wall of the receptacle.


Modular saddle tree with a gullet plate

Instant invention relates to a modular saddle tree for a riding saddle with a gullet plate comprising a gullet plate element and a shank, wherein a supporting element is attached to the shank of the gullet plate by means of a fastening device, particularly moveably supported, a saddle comprising the modular saddle tree according to the invention, a shank comprising a fastening device for a supporting element and a supporting element as well, and a gullet plate comprising a gullet plate element and a shank according to the invention.. .


Fishing hook method and apparatus

A fish hook that is configured to have a secondary method of holding bait. The fish hook including an eye to accept fishing line.


High performance sleeved interference fasteners for composite applications

A fastener adapted to pass through aligned holes through workpieces is disclosed. The fastener includes a pin member having a transition portion wherein the diameter of the transition portion decreases radially as it extends from the smooth cylindrical shank portion to the threaded portion.
Alcoa Global Fasteners, Inc.


Two-piece key assembly

A key assembly is disclosed. The key assembly may have a blade with a head portion, a shank, and a transition region connecting the head portion to the shank.
The Hillman Group Inc.


Pivot angle setting mechanism

A pivot angle setting mechanism of a steering bar of a push scooter is described and includes a mount secured to a front end of the push scooter, the mount including a central hole and two openings each between the central hole and either end, each opening having two parallel projections; two sliding members each including a cavity on one end, three parallel grooves on the other end wherein two of the grooves complimentarily engage the projections respectively, and a channel communicating the cavity with a central one of the grooves; two limit members each including a concave surface and a hollow peg in the opening; and two spring biased pins each disposed in the cavity and having a shank fastened in the hollow peg by passing through the channel.. .


Step unit with fall arrest capability

A step unit with fall arrest capability is provided for use in climbing, a utility structure. The step unit, includes a rod member and a step member.


Step unit with fall arrest capability

A step unit with fall arrest capability is provided for use in climbing a utility structure. The step unit includes a bolt member having a shape of substantially an elongated solid cylinder and a fall arrest member integrally attached to the bolt member.


Single procedure torque limiter

A torque limiting tool is described. The tool comprises a torque limiting mechanism that drives a shank about a rotational axis.
Greatbatch Ltd.


Washer assembly for spinal fixation screw

A washer for use with a bone screw having a shank and a head defining a maximum diameter, includes a body having a bottom face for engaging the surface of a bone and an opening therethrough sized to receive the shank of a bone screw extending therethrough. The washer includes a cavity in communication with the opening at the bottom face and configured to receive the head of the bone screw when the shank extends through the opening at said bottom face.
Nexxt Spine, Llc


Locking mechanism for a cervical fixation plate

A cervical plate includes a body defining one or more bone screw openings sized and configured to receive the shank of a bone screw therethrough with the head of the bone screw seated within the opening. A locking post extends from the body adjacent one or more of the bone screw openings with a locking element rotatably mounted thereon.
Nexxt Spine, Llc


Skewer and skewer handling device

An improved skewer (30 60) and skewer handling device (10) used for manipulating shish kebobs. The improved skewer is comprised of a mating shank (30a) having an array of mating surfaces, such as teeth or grooves, formed into the shank.


Flat weft-knitted upper for sports shoes

Described are uppers for a sports shoe with flat weft-knitted knitwear. The flat weft-knitted knitwear forms a top portion and a bottom portion of the upper.
Adidas Ag


Control device for anti-freeze faucet

An anti-freeze faucet includes a receptacle having a valve seat, a housing engaged onto the receptacle and having a mouth piece, a cap attached to the mouth piece and having a non-circular inner peripheral portion, a stem rotatably engaged in the cap and having a threaded shank, a non-circular follower engaged in the cap and slidably engaged with the non-circular inner peripheral portion of the cap for guiding and limiting the follower to move longitudinally relative to the cap only and for preventing the follower from being rotated relative to the cap, and the follower includes an inner thread for threading with the threaded shank of the stem, a rod and a valve piece are attached to the follower for engaging with the valve seat of the receptacle.. .


Apparatus and methods for reducing corrosion of joining composite workpieces

The present disclosure relates a rivet body, including a rivet head and a rivet shank, composed of a different material than a mandrel used for insertion into a workpiece(s), the mandrel including a mandrel shaft and a mandrel cap. The rivet body receives the mandrel shaft, including the mandrel cap, through the rivet shank.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc



A plug for use in sealing a hole and surrounding surfaces of a substrate while a coating is being applied to that substrate. The plug comprises a shank provided with a head and a blind bore extending through its centre.
Dubuis Et Cie


Structure of trigger-boosting pulling device

A trigger-boosting pulling device includes an elongate shank, which receives a backward ram to slidably fit thereon, a suction cup, which is fixed to a rear end of the elongate shank, a hand-operating pump structure, which is fixed to a front end of the elongate shank and includes a t-shaped pull grip that is connected by a connection bar to a piston assembly. The connection bar includes a spring fit thereon for position restoration of the pull grip.
Lih Yann Industrial Co., Ltd.


Orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly for reaming a patient's acetabulum

A surgical instrument assembly includes a metallic hemispherical component and a driver component removably coupled to the hemispherical component. The metallic hemispherical component has a convex outer surface configured to engage a patient's natural acetabulum, a concave inner surface positioned opposite the outer surface and defining a cavity in the hemispherical component, a plurality of cutting teeth extending outwardly from the outer surface, and a plurality of apertures defined in the inner surface.


Multi-piece two-hook hanger for a shower curtain

A hanger for a shower curtain comprises two opposing direction hooks and a captive roller for riding along the top of a curtain rod. A base part of the hanger has a hub with both a hook and a cradle at the lower end of a shank.
Kenney Manufacturing Company


Rivet module and joining structure and method using the same

A rivet module is disclosed. The rivet module is provided to join at least two sheets of base materials in a solid state, the rivet module including: i) a shank portion to be mounted on a reciprocal and rotatable joining tool; ii) a base material friction portion that is integrally connected to the shank portion and drills through the base material friction portion as the joining tool causes the base material friction portion to be rotated while applying pressure to the base materials; and iii) a base material fastening portion that is fixedly fitted to the shank portion, supports the base material friction portion, and is fastened to the base materials through a thread formed on the outer peripheral surface thereof..
Sungwoo Hitech Co., Ltd.


Self piercing projection welding rivet, and joined structure and joining method using the rivet

A self piercing projection welding rivet is disclosed. According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a self piercing projection welding rivet for joining a non-ferrous material and a steel material may include a head portion, a shank portion integrally connected to the head portion for piercing the non-ferrous material, and a projection portion formed at a piercing end of the shank portion for being brought into contact with the steel material..
Sungwoo Hitech Co., Ltd.


Device and method related to lubrication of components in a rock drilling machine and rock drilling machine

A device in respect of a hydraulic rock drilling machine (1) with a machine housing (2,3,11), which encloses a hydraulic percussion device, a rotation mechanism (4) for rotation driving a shank adapter (1) and a guiding device (6) for the shank adapter, wherein the rock drilling machine includes at least one supply channel for lubricant to said components intended for lubrication, and at least one outlet channel (5,7) for used lubricant. Said at least one outlet channel (5,7) is connected to a separation chamber (8) for separating particle-shaped impurities existing in used lubricant.
Atlas Copco Rock Drills Ab


Motor vehicle footpad assembly

A vehicle footrest assembly includes a bracket attached to a vehicle body structure and a foam footpad attached to the bracket. At least one fastener attaches a dead pedal to the footpad.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


Flush grinder bit

A flush cut grinder tool bit made of an elongated cylindrical shape with an inwardly facing saw blade within the inner diameter of the elongated cylindrical shape that can be sleeved over a protruding object, such that the cutting saw blade portion of the tool bit is inside the cylindrical tool bit so that when it is sleeved over a protruding object, moving the tool bit back and forth over the protruding object will cut the protruding object off at the surface. The body of the drill bit terminates at its distal end with a flush flange having saw teeth therein, and may include a bit shank suspended in the middle of a drill bit body by spokes or a solid surface radially extending from said bit shank.


Fasteners with dual skin depth washers

A fastener including a pin member with an elongated shank having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, a cylindrical shank portion having an outer surface, a head located at the first end of the elongated shank, the head including a bearing surface located on the underside of the head, and a threaded portion located at the second end of the elongated shank. The fastener includes a washer installed on the pin member against the bearing surface of the head of the pin member.
Alcoa Inc.


Fasteners with coated and textured pin members

A pin member for a fastener includes an elongated shank having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, a cylindrical shank portion having an outer surface, a head located at the first end of the elongated shank, the head including a bearing surface located on the bearing surface of the head, and a threaded portion located at the second end of the elongated shank. Either or both of the bearing surface of the head or the outer surface of the cylindrical shank portion is coated with a coating and/or is textured.
Alcoa Inc.


Turbocharger shaft and wheel assembly

A unit for a turbocharger can include a turbine wheel portion that includes a turbine wheel material and a turbine wheel axis; a shaft portion that includes a shaft material and a shaft axis where the shaft material includes a molybdenum content less than 0.5 percent by weight; and a weld that includes a nail shape in cross-section where a head portion of the nail shape includes an axial dimension of approximately 1 mm or less and wherein a shank portion of the nail shape includes an axial dimension of approximately 0.4 mm or less.. .
Honeywell International Inc.


Conveyor element and conveyor device for conveying bulk material

The conveying element (201) for conveying bulk goods according to the invention comprises a disk element (203) having an upper side (203a), a lower side (203b) and a side surface (203c) along the circumference of the disk element, and a shank (204) which has at its upper end (204a) a shank head (205) and which is centrally connected at its lower end (204b) to the upper side of the disk element. The conveying element comprises a means (206) for receiving the shank head at the lower side of the disk element.
Buehler Gmbh


Osteotomy device, in particular for performing extreme scarf osteotomy in the treatment of severe hallux valgus

An extreme movement osteotomy device includes an attachment plate suitable for being locked to the cortical substance of the bone to be treated, having a first proximal portion suitable for being attached to the inner cortical substance of the metatarsal diaphysis of the bone, a distal portion suitable for being attached to the outer cortical substance, next to the epiphysis of the metatarsus, and a central portion connecting the proximal and distal portions, each one of the proximal and distal portions of the plate being provided with at least one hole and orthopaedic screws to pass therethrough; and a proximal intramedullary support system having a shank with a foam tip extending from the end of the proximal portion of the plate.. .
Biotech Ortho


Dynamic spinal stabilization assemblies, tool set and method

A hinged bone screw and tool set is used for implanting such bone screws in a human spine, followed by the implantation of a longitudinal connecting member into the bone screws. The hinged bone screw includes a shank with an upper portion and a receiver with integral arms forming a u-shaped channel.


Shoe with a removable interchangeable heel and variable curvature

The shoe with removable heel comprises an insole (1) and a removable heel (2) arranged to be securely assembled and in separable manner with a rear part (11) of the insole. The heel is connected to a shank (4) extending along a longitudinal direction of the insole and engaging with guide means located in said central part (12) and secured to the insole, the shank having a predetermined longitudinal profile so as to adapt to the curvature of the insole in said central part according to the height of the heel and the guide and retaining means (51, 321) are concealed by a central part of the sole (9)..
Imp Shoes


Wearable electrical connectors

An wearable electronic connection assembly including a circuit board connected to a garment. The connector of the assembly has, from top to bottom, a tack pin having a head, a shank, and clinch attachment means with an undercut for receiving the cold flow of metal.
Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp.


Cord support bracket

A cord support assembly includes: a threaded rod; a pipe fitting over the threaded rod; an upper flange nut with a shank and a flange, the upper flange nut fits on the threaded rod, and the shank fits into the pipe and the flange rest on the pipe; a lower flange nut with a shank and a flange, the lower flange nut threads on the threaded rod, the shank fits into the pipe and the flange rests on the pipe; a support bar engages the threaded rod; and a nut, the support bar engages the threaded rod between the lower flange nut and the nut. The threaded rod, pipe, upper and lower flange nuts, when assembled, reducing any sway of the support bar..


Reduced windage fastener assembly for a gas turbine engine

A fastener assembly for a gas turbine engine, and method of assembly, includes a first body having a first surface and a recess communicating through the first surface. The recess may be defined by a bottom surface and a side face spanning between the first and bottom surfaces.
United Technologies Corporation


Elastic protective cap to be placed over a polygonal tool shank

Protective cap to be placed over a political tool shank that consists of an at least partly ring-shaped casing, on which, in the vicinity of a base part, a terminating ring with a ring-shaped insertion-guide profile is shaped, wherein the casing and the terminating ring together form a receptacle space for the tool shank, wherein in the direction in which the protective cap is pushed onto the tool shank, the base-side annular area transitions into a cover-side trochoidal area which is adapted to the polygonal shape of the tool shank.. .


Quick change system for rotary tools

A quick change system for rotary tools is disclosed, particularly hole saws. The system includes an elongate shank and a tool adapter for coupling a rotary tool to the shank.
Boorwerk B.v.


Adjustable tool holder

An adjustable tool holder provides multiple degrees of adjustment to permit improved alignment of a cutting tool with the rotational axis of a rotary power tool. A shank has a proximal end for attachment to a tool mount and a distal end including a mounting flange and a tool shaft receiver.


Relief orthosis

A relief orthosis includes a foot part which comprises a sole, a shank part extending away from the foot part in the proximal direction, and at least one fastening element for fastening the orthosis to a user, which fastening element is disposed on the foot part and/or on the shank part, and the foot part is embodied with an adaptable length.. .
Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

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

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