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Title:
SELF-CLINCHING FLOATING FASTENER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/140391
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A floating fastener comprises a retainer and a captive nut held within a cavity of the retainer. The nut is star-shaped with four points spaced equally apart and with four valleys on the periphery of the nut between the points creating the overall star-shape of the nut. Likewise, the cavity in the retainer corresponds to the shape and contour of the nut but sized so that there is a substantial gap between them. Permissible lateral float of the nut can be maximized by employing a particular angularity of the sides of the valleys in relation to other dimensions of the fastener.

Inventors:
BENTRIM, Brian (3830 Forest Hill Drive, Furlong, Pennsylvania, 18925, US)
BRUNK, Jonathan (1341 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19123, US)
CHAU, Thuan Huu (101 Sycamore Circle, Chalfont, Pennsylvania, 18914, US)
FAHY, Trevor (65 An Cimin Mor, Cappagh RoadGalway County, Galway, IE)
SUTCLIFFE, James (1513 Russett Drive, Warminster, Pennsylvania, 18974, US)
QUINN, David (Kilclooney, 9 Pollnarooma WestSalthill, Galway County, Galway, IE)
Application Number:
US2019/013500
Publication Date:
July 18, 2019
Filing Date:
January 14, 2019
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Assignee:
PENN ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING CORP. (5190 Old Easton Road, Danboro, Pennsylvania, 18916, US)
International Classes:
F16B37/04; F16B5/02; F16B27/00
Foreign References:
US20030118419A12003-06-26
US5380136A1995-01-10
US20090129885A12009-05-21
US20090010704A12009-01-08
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
GORE, Gregory J. (Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp, 5190 Old Easton RoadDanboro, Pennsylvania, 18916, US)
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