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Title:
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REMOTE FASTENER INSTALLATION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/088678
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A tool (200) configured to install and torque multiple fasteners, such as nuts and/or bolts, positioned in confined and/or hard to reach areas. The tool includes a body portion (202), a plurality of fastener retainers (226), and a structure which permits both the remote tightening and torquing of such fasters. The tool also provides an actuator (222) for the remote release of torque loads which may build up in the fastener retainers during such torquing of the fasteners. The actuator includes a lever arm (250) pivotally connected to the body portion and a cam (212) that is rotatable between a first position and a second position. A linkage(300) is engaged by the cam and urges the lever arm to a torquing position upon the cam being in the first position and to a torque release position upon the cam being in the second position.

Inventors:
DELAND, James A. (100 N. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, 60606, US)
GAGE, Roger A. (100 N. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, 60606, US)
JONES, Darrell D. (100 N. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, 60606, US)
Application Number:
US2013/060670
Publication Date:
July 31, 2014
Filing Date:
September 19, 2013
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
THE BOEING COMPANY (100 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, 60606-2016, US)
International Classes:
B23P19/06; B25B23/00; B23Q9/00; B64F5/00
Foreign References:
US5515752A1996-05-14
US20080244888A12008-10-09
US20040117962A12004-06-24
JP2008132569A2008-06-12
US2978936A1961-04-11
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BLUMENKRANTZ, Mark et al. (The Boeing Company, P.O. Box 2515MC 110-SD5, Seal Beach California, 90740-1515, US)
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