|| List of recent Shank-related patents
|Hernia patch anchor|
An anchor for adhering a mesh patch to a defect in an abdominal wall in the course of a hernia repair procedure comprises a tubular metal shank having a radial flange at one end and a pair of deployable wing members hinged to the shank at its opposite end, the wings when undeployed cooperating with one another to form a pointed tip end to facilitate passage through the mesh patch, a layer of fascia and into muscle tissue. The anchor further includes a manual actuator for spreading the pair of wings apart to extend parallel to the radial flange..
|Non-integral segmented angel-wing seal|
A cover plate adapted to axially overlie root or shank portions of one or more buckets or blades secured to a turbomachine wheel, includes an arcuate cover plate body adapted to be secured to the turbomachine wheel so as to cover a root portion of at least one of the turbine buckets or blades; and at least one arcuate angel-wing seal segment detachably secured to one side of the arcuate cover plate body.. .
|Waterproof, dustproof, breathing bolt|
A waterproof, dustproof, breathing bolt includes a bolt body having a hollow shank with a breathing chamber and a cap member fixedly located at the top side of the hollow shank and defining therein an air passage in communication with the breathing chamber and one or a number of openings in communication between the air passage and the surroundings, and a waterproof breathing member made out of a metal material by powder metallurgy and set in between the breathing chamber and the air passage and having micro pores therein of size larger than air molecules but smaller than water molecules. Thus, the waterproof breathing member allows discharge of hot air out of the apparatus in which the waterproof, dustproof, breathing bolt is installed, but prohibits external water from entering the apparatus..
|Beveling / chamfering tool - router head for metal|
The present invention provides a beveling tool including: a body with a shaft hole formed through the center; a plurality of cutter blades arranged at predetermined distances on the circumferential surface of the body, each having a radial primary blade with a radial primary relief angle ranging from about 10 to about 20 degrees and a radial secondary blade with a radial secondary relief angle ranging from about 25 to about 35 degrees (or about 35 to about 45 degrees); discharge grooves formed longitudinally between the cutter blades to discharge chips produced in beveling; and a shank inserted in the shaft hole of the body, in which the body and the shank are connected by brazing. With the beveling tool of the present invention, it is possible to smoothly discharge chips produced in beveling and to prevent damage to the cutter blades..
|Step drill bit|
A drill bit includes a shank, a transition portion, and a body portion defining a plurality of axially stacked, progressively sized steps. The steps include a first step and a terminal step coupled to the transition portion.
An alarm system comprises a tripwire having at least one end attached to a detection assembly comprising an elongate shank, a housing supporting the elongate shank, a coil spring mounted on the shank which provides a restoring force to movement of the shank outwardly from the housing, a micro switch operatively associated with the shank and an alarm electrically connected to the micro switch such that tripping of the wire activates the alarm.. .
|Method for the manufacture of a spoke for spoked wheels, spoke forming machine and spoke obtained with said method|
The method for the manufacture of a spoke for spoked wheels including a step of forming a head of the spoke at a longitudinal end of the shank thereof by equipment for the plastic deformation of the end of the shank, wherein the plastic deformation is obtained by maintaining the shank in relative rotation to the equipment.. .
A sealing plug for sealing an opening in a component has a substantially annular or cylindrical shank, the shank is closed by a sealing surface, and a sealing lip is provided on the shank and having a cone-shaped configuration. The sealing lip locks in place on the rear side of the component and closes the opening.
|Railway vehicle coupler|
A railcar coupler having a head portion extending from a shank portion, the coupler head portion is configured to couple to a first coupler knuckle for coupling the railcar coupler to a second railcar coupler of an adjacent railcar. The coupler has weight reduction features that also are configured to provide strength to the coupler when handling forceloads.
|Rock drilling machine, rotating sleeve and method for lubrication|
The disclosure relates to a rock drilling machine, a rotating sleeve and a method of lubricating a shank of the rock drilling machine. The rock drilling machine includes a rotatable shank for connecting a drilling tool.
|Fastening system for connecting non-load bearing wall to truss|
A fastener assembly for connecting a non-load bearing wall to a truss comprises a fastener with a sleeve retained on the fastener and axially displaceable along the fastener. The fastener has unthreaded shank portion and the sleeve is disposed about the unthreaded shank portion.
A fishing lure has at least one hook having a shank with opposite ends. A bend is at one end of the shank and a barb is at the end of the bend opposite the shank.
|Article of footwear, elements thereof, and related methods of manufacturing|
A shank for an article of footwear including a substantially planar base portion extending within a first plane in the longitudinal and lateral directions and a substantially planar ramp portion designed to absorb footwear loads in a vertical direction, the ramp portion extending, in an uncompressed state, within a second plane that is oblique to the first plane. The base portion and the ramp portion are arranged such that they do not overlap in the vertical direction.
A shears that includes a first cutting blade including a first aperture and a second cutting blade including a second aperture, the second cutting blade pivotally coupled to the first cutting blade at a pivot joint. The shears further includes a first handle operable to pivot the first cutting blade about the pivot joint and a second handle operable to pivot the second cutting blade about the pivot joint.
|Fastener with hardened threads|
A method of creating a threaded fastener which includes a shank having a first, threaded portion and a hardened thread portion. The shank includes a thread extending outwardly from a shank body over a first length of the shank.
|Positive drive chuck and bur arrangement for a dental handpiece|
A chuck assembly for a dental handpiece includes a hollow cylindrical tube portion having a first internal bore, and a chuck portion having a second bore. The chuck portion is supported within the first bore co-rotational with the tube portion about a common axis.
|Weld rivet joint|
A weld rivet joint between one or more components and a base component is provided. The one or more components have a hole through which a weld rivet having a head projects with its shank.
|Assembly providing a connection that is self tightening with temperature|
An assembly comprising first and second parts made of composite material held one against the other by at least one fastener system comprising a bolt having a flat head from which there extends a threaded portion, and a nut having a flat head from which there extends a shank including tapping suitable for co-operating with the threaded portion of the bolt. The head of the bolt bears against a countersink formed in the first part.
An elongated drill bit has a shank at one end and working end at the other. A flute portion is between the working end and the shank.
|Rotary cutting tool having a chip-splitting arrangement with two diverging grooves|
A rotary cutting tool, having a longitudinal axis, includes a forward cutting portion and a rearward shank portion. The cutting portion includes a peripheral surface that has a plurality of flutes recessed therein.
|End mill with high ramp angle capability|
A rotary cutting tool with a longitudinal axis includes a shank portion, a cutting portion, and a cutting tip. The cutting portion includes a plurality of blades and a plurality of flutes.
|Valve jet printer with inert plunger tip|
A valve jet printer includes a solenoid coil and a plunger rod having a magnetically susceptible shank. A first end of the shank and at least a portion of the shank are received within a bore of the solenoid coil.
|Support apparatus usable with electrical enclosure|
A support apparatus is usable with an electrical enclosure to provide support to retain a cover portion of the electrical enclosure in proximity to a cabinet portion of the electrical enclosure. The support apparatus includes a shank having a hook-shaped retention element situated at an end thereof that is configured to provide vertical support to the cover portion.
|Latching apparatus for sequentially latching and unlatching object|
A latching apparatus for sequentially latching and unlatching two objects is provided. The latching apparatus includes a cylinder attached to the first object and including a first opening, and a second opening laterally disposed to the first opening, a spring loaded piston including a circumferential wall disposed in the first opening, a shank axially extending from the piston and defining a transverse latch pin at an end thereof, and a spring loaded plunger disposed within the second opening.
|Collapsible torque wrench|
A collapsible torque wrench includes: a shank having a drive head at a front end and two pivoted ends at a rear end; a connection rod, a front end of which being pivotally connected with the first pivoted end; a housing having a tubular body and a casing fixedly disposed on one side of the tubular body, the connection rod being relatively slidably fitted in the tubular body; a torque adjustment mechanism being mounted in the tubular body and including a fixing block, the fixing block being mounted in the tubular body by at least two pins; and a stop member received in the casing. A front end of the stop member is pivotally connected with the second pivoted end.
|Planetary type dual-shaft hinge|
A planetary type dual-shaft hinge includes a female shaft member, a male shaft set rotatably inserted through the female shaft member, and a transmission mechanism including a first transmission member and a second transmission member respectively affixed to the first shaft and the second shaft, and a link coupled between the first transmission member and the second transmission member. The two pivoting points between the link and the first and second transmission members are respectively deviated from the two connection points between the first and second transmission member and the first and second shaft, so that when the hinge is used in a flip-up electronic apparatus and the cover member of the electronic apparatus is opened from the base member thereof, the first shank can be turned about the second shaft, smoothening the relative movement between the cover member and the base member..
|Multi-function health professional tool|
A multifunction health professional tool, having a pair of scissors with a pair of blades and a pair of handles connected by a pair of shanks. The tool also includes a babinski reflex hammer detachably connected to one of the handles, a taylor reflex hammer having a first portion connected to one of the handles and a second portion connected to the opposing handle, a slide ruler attached to one of the shanks, and a pupil dilator light attached to one of the shanks..
|Wireless sensor based quantitative falls risk assessment|
Methods and systems may provide for a plurality of kinematic sensors to be coupled to a corresponding plurality of shanks of an individual, a processor, and a memory to store a set of instructions. If executed by the processor, the instructions can cause the system to calculate a timed up and go (tug) time segment based on angular velocity data from the plurality of kinematic sensors.
|Drilling tool for composite material|
A cutting tool is suitable for cutting a composite material. A drilling tool according to one embodiment includes a drill body and a shank.
|Segmented orbital drill|
A segmented orbital drill includes a segmented portion with a semi-finishing cutting portion and a plurality of finishing cutting portions. The semi-finishing cutting portion and finishing cutting portions are separated by grooves formed by a front wall and a rear wall.
|Hard disk drive case mounting structure|
A hard disk drive case mounting structure includes a case formed of a top cover shell and a bottom holder shell, an electronic system accommodated in the case, and fasteners each including a female fastening component having an annular head press-fitted in one respective vertical mounting hole at the top cover shell of the case and a split tube-like mating connection socket downwardly extended from the annular head, and a male fastening component having a flat circular head press-fitted into one respective vertical mounting hole at the bottom holder shell of the case and a retaining shank extended from the flat circular head and inserted through one respective mounting through hole at a flat frame member of the electronic system and then fastened to the split tube-like mating connection socket of the female fastening component by means of a hook block.. .
|Method of reconstructing electrical probes|
A probe, comprising: a shank region having a top surface integrally connected to a bottom surface of a conical region; a pyramidal tip region having a base surface integrally connected to a top surface of the conical region; and wherein the base surface of the pyramidal tip region is contained within a perimeter of the top surface of the conical region. Also a method of fabricating the probe and a method of probing devices under test..
|A drill bit for a percussive hammer and shank therefore|
A bit for a percussive hammer includes an elongated shank, a head at a first end of the shank, and an array of lengthwise extending spline portions defining outwardly extending retention lugs at or toward a further end of the shank. At least a side face of at least one lug is blended into the shank of the bit..
|Drill body of indexable drill|
A drill main body of an indexable drill is disposed first and second spiral flutes on a column-shaped outer circumferential surface with an inner blade tip cutting a hole center side mounted on a tip portion of the first spiral flute and an outer blade tip cutting a hole outer circumferential side mounted on a tip portion of the second spiral flute and the drill main body discharges chips through the first spiral flute and the second spiral flute toward a shank while hole machining is performed with the inner blade tip and the outer blade tip. The drill is a deep hole machining drill having a length of the first spiral flute and the second spiral flute equal to or greater than 4d relative to a drill diameter d that is an outer diameter of the outer blade tip..
|Tillage tool with auto-reset linkage and method of use|
A tillage with an auto-reset mechanism and system adapted for tripping when a tool encounters an obstacle in the field, and automatically resetting when the obstacle is cleared. The mechanism is adapted for mounting various ground-working tools, such as shank-mounted chisels, which typically operate slightly below the ground surface and are thus susceptible to damage from submerged obstacles, such as rocks, buried timber and tree roots..
Provided is a combination lock including a housing having an lodge port configured for removably receiving therein a shank; a locking bar received within the housing and having a shank port; a combination mechanism associated with the locking bar; and a securing arrangement including an arresting member of the locking bar.. .
|Vertical fore grip and handheld weapon combination|
A vertical fore grip mountable on the tactical rail of a tactical firearm is described. The fore grip includes a vertically oriented gripping member having an upper end, a lower end and an axially aligned bore; a tactical rail clamp attached to the gripping member upper end; a stabbing spike with a shank slidable within the gripping member bore between a stowed position within the gripping member and an extended position projecting from the lower end of the gripping member; and a latching member selectively securing the spike in the stowed and extended positions..
|Slide operated scissors|
The present invention relates to the field of hand-operated scissors and shears having an ergonomic design in which one of the blade members is slide operated so as to better conform to the configuration of the operator's hand and the desired cutting orientation of the device. The system includes a first blade having a shank and at least one finger ring.
|Nut, washer & fastener head for electromagnetic effect protection|
A fastener system for composite structure providing electromagnetic energy (eme) protection incorporates a fastener having a head with an engagement surface and a shank having a threaded end. A nut is received on the threaded end of the fastener, with the nut also having an engagement surface.
|Dilatationsvorrichtung und ausdehnbarer Überzug fÜr ein dilatationsinstrument|
A dilation device including a dilation instrument which includes a distal radially expandable section which is coupled via an elongate shank to a handling section, and an expandable covering with a closed distal end and an open proximal end, for the expansion section of the dilation instrument. The covering has a shank section extending along the shank of the dilation instrument.
|Guidewire and method for surgical procedures|
A surgical guide wire or k-wire and method of use are provided. The k-wire, or guide wire, has opposite end portions and a shank portion in between.
|Hook shaped ultrasonic cutting blade|
An ultrasonic surgical blade has a blade body and a shank. The shank is fixed at one end to the blade body and is operatively connectable at an opposite end to a source of ultrasonic vibrations.
|Corrosion-resistant screw, use of a screw of this type in a corrosive environment, and method for the fabrication of a screw of this type|
The invention relates to a screw, having a shank which is provided with a thread, produced from a material which is suitable for a strength-increasing thermal treatment and is resistant to corrosion, and to the use of a screw of this type in a corrosive environment in conjunction with a corrosion-resistant component to be screwed, and, furthermore, to a method for producing a screw of this type. Screws of this type are used, in particular, for direct screwing..
|Split blade retention race with inner and outer chamfers|
A blade shank assembly for an aircraft propeller blade includes a blade shank; and a split blade retention race encircling the blade shank, the split blade retention race comprising two sections separated by two splits, the two splits being perpendicular to a race surface of the split blade retention race, wherein the split blade retention race comprises: an inner chamfer located between a surface of the split blade retention race that is adjacent to the blade shank and a split surface of the split blade retention race at each of the two splits; and an outer chamfer located between the race surface of the split blade retention race and the split surface at each of the two splits.. .
|Bit holder with floating magnet sleeve|
A tool bit holder assembly includes a shank receivable in a tool holder of a rotary tool, and a body defining a socket that removably receives a tool bit. An annular recess, defined in an exterior surface of the body, has a front and rear shoulders and an axial length.
|Flush fastener design and installation|
A plurality of fasteners is installed in an aerodynamic surface of an aircraft. Holes for shanks of the fasteners and countersinks for heads of the fasteners are drilled.
|Cementless hip stem|
A cementless femoral stem prosthesis for use in hip replacement surgery is disclosed. The stem has a collar and a body having a fixed end and a shank end.
The invention relates to an application probe in which the probe is used to apply radiofrequency alternating current to surrounding tissue, wherein the application probe includes a shank with a distal shank part, which has shank longitudinal sections movable relative to one another. The distal shank part formed thus can be pliable in a first state, as a result of which the application probe can be guided to the application location thereof through an endoscope.
|Drill and production method for a drill|
A drill bit has a shank (4) between a drilling head (3) and an insertable end (5) along an axis (2). The shank (4) is provided with at least two first flutes (34) that run along the axis (2) and at least a second helical flute (31).
|Bi-metal drill bit|
A bi-metal drill bit includes a body defining a cutting end and a shank end. At least a portion of the cutting end is formed of a first metal section and at least a portion of the shank end is formed of a second metal section that is welded to the first metal section.
A cam for a circular knitting machine has at least one cam groove formed in a cam surface to receive and guide a foot of a stitch-forming tool with which the cam is intended to operate. Additional recesses are formed in the cam surface to reduce the striking surface between the cam surface and a shank of the stitch-forming tool..
|High strength blind installation hose and cable clamp retainer|
An attachment system has a strap with a shank and a free end interposed by a medial portion. A retainer has an extension post facing the shank and engaged with the strap in a one way ratcheting relationship such that retainer may be urged toward the shank but not drawn away therefrom.
|Suture anchor device, kit and method|
A suture anchor and kit for anchoring a suture member to human bone in an interference fit. A suture anchor includes a threaded portion and has a head at the proximal end thereof, the head being generally circular.
|K-wire and method for surgical procedures|
A surgical guide wire or k-wire and method of use are provided. The k-wire or guide wire has opposite end portions and a shank portion in between.
|Grinding and polishing tool|
A grinding tool includes a shank having an axis, and at least two abrasive portions mounted directly to and in contact with the shank without a hub therebetween. Each of the abrasive portions has a substantially identical profile formed therein..
|Screw and thin metal sheet connection produced therewith|
A screw (10) and a connection produced therewith of a thin metal sheet forming a substructure (40) to a plastics component (30) having a through-bore (32) and having a seal (50) located between the substructure (40) and the component (30). The screw (10) has a shank (13) having a thread-cutting thread (16) and a tip (12) in the form of a boring part, and also a lower thread section (18) having a first thread outside diameter (d18) and an upper thread section (19) having a second, larger thread outside diameter (d19) and having a conically narrowing transition section (22) between the two thread sections (18, 19).
|Floating captive screw|
A captive screw for securing together two panels has a screw and a spring extending between the screw head and a ferrule. A collar is formed on the screw shank under the ferrule to limit penetration of the screw threads in a bottom panel so that the upper panel floats on the spring..
|Hybrid cutting tool, chip transporting portion and process for producing a cutting tool|
Provision is made of a cutting tool, in particular a drill or a milling cutter, having a shank and a chip transporting portion, which receives a cutting insert, wherein the cutting tool is a hybrid composite body. Furthermore, a chip transporting portion for a cutting tool and also a process for producing a cutting tool are described..
|Tool holder having a clamping member with a non-circular cross-section and method for clamping a cutting insert therein|
A tool holder has a main body with a holder head extending away from a holder shank, the holder head having an insert receiving pocket at a forward end thereof, with a pocket support surface. A clamping member is retained in the holder head, the clamping member comprising a clamping shaft longitudinally extending along a shaft axis.
|Radial cutter bit with cutting insert having edge preparation|
A radial cutter bit includes a non-rotatable shank portion, a head portion including a tip region distal from the non-rotatable shank portion, and a cutting insert mounted at the tip region of the head portion. The cutting insert includes a body having a leading face, an opposing trailing face, a first side and a second side.
|Flat cutter bit with cutting insert having edge preparation|
A flat cutter bit for engaging an earth strata material includes a non-rotatable shank portion, a head portion integrally formed with the non-rotatable shank portion and including a tip region distal from the non-rotatable shank portion, and a cutting insert mounted at the tip region of the head portion. The cutting insert includes a body having an angled leading face, a top surface having a relief surface, a t-land surface extending between the angled leading face and the relief surface of the top surface and a cutting edge formed at the intersection of the t-land surface and the relief surface of the top surface..
|Vehicle door latch device|
A vehicle door latch device which comprises a body having a holding portion, an engagement member pivotally mounted in the holding portion, a cover member closing an opening of the holding portion, and a shaft comprising a shank which passes through a bearing hole of the body and a shank hole of the engagement member, a retaining head and a smaller-diameter shank. The shank passes through the shank hole of the engagement member and the smaller-diameter shank is pressingly fitted in the shank hole of the cover member without swaging the end of the smaller-diameter shank thereby assembling the vehicle door latch device more efficiently..
|Stump grinding cutter bit with cutting insert having edge preparation|
A stump grinding cutter bit includes a non-rotatable shank portion, a head portion integrally formed with the non-rotatable shank portion and including a tip region distal from the non-rotatable shank portion, and a cutting insert mounted at the tip region of the head portion. The cutting insert includes: a body having a top surface, a leading face, an opposing trailing face, a first side and a second side; a t-land surface extending between the leading face and the top surface and extending between the leading face and the first side and second side; and a cutting edge formed at the intersection of the t-land surface and the top surface and at the intersection of the t-land surface and the first side and the second side..
|Method of arranging the lubrication of a steerable thruster of a marine vessel and a lubrication arrangement therefor|
The lubrication of a steerable thruster of a marine vessel is based on splash-type lubrication at the pod and full bath lubrication in the stembox and in the shank. The lubrication oil enters the pod both from the stembox and the shank via a constriction and directly from the oil tank.
|Two prong rotary drill bit with cutting insert having edge preparation|
A two-prong rotary drill bit for engaging an earth strata material includes a drill bit body having an axis of rotation, the drill bit body having a head portion at an axial forward end and a shank portion at an axial rearward end, the head portion having two mounting arms offset from the axis of rotation of the drill bit body. The two-prong rotary drill bit also includes a cutting insert attached to each mounting arm at the axial forward end of the drill bit body.
A tool bit includes a hexagonal drive portion, a working end, and a shank interconnecting the drive portion and the working end. The shank includes an outer peripheral surface having a curvature in a plane including a central axis of the tool bit.
|Wire stripper clamping device|
An insulated wire clamp device as disclosed for a wire stripper machine comprises a first beveled rotary collar on a first side of a shank and a second beveled rotary collar on a second side of the shank having a cutting blade there between. The collars comprise a first clamp and a second clamp of an insulated wire in a complementary v-shaped wire drive wheel.
A medical instrument with an elongate shank which, at a distal end, carries a spatula, and, in a proximal end area, has a shank head on which a laterally protruding handle is arranged. The shank is rotatable relative to the handle about a rotation axis parallel to a longitudinal axis of the shank..
|Propellor blade retention|
A propeller blade retention arrangement having a propeller blade comprising in radial sequence an aerofoil portion, a shank portion and a root portion. The root portion having first cross-sectional area close to the shank portion and second cross-sectional area at the end distal to the aerofoil portion, wherein the second cross-sectional area is greater than the first cross-sectional area.
A screw includes a shank, at least one end cutting groove, a first thread, and a second thread. The shank includes a lower section disposed near an insertion end thereof and an upper section disposed near a head end thereof.
A screw includes a shank and at least one end cutting groove. The shank includes a lower section disposed near an insertion end thereof and an upper section disposed near a head end thereof.
|Blind rivet with a plastic rivet body|
A blind rivet having a hollow rivet body made of plastic, an elongated shank with a bore, a head at one end of the shank and a foot end on the opposite end of the shank, and having, in the bore, a mandrel that has a mandrel shank with a drawing end and a mandrel head that acts on the foot end, the shank has a first region located between the head and the foot end, and has a second region with reduced cross-section and reduced wall thickness as compared to the first region. The regions arranged such that, as a result of a process in which the head is pressed against one side of a workpiece and the foot end is simultaneously drawn toward the other side of the workpiece with the aid of the mandrel, the wall of the shank forms a roll fold with an annular bead..