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Title:
THREAD CLAMPING DEVICE AND METHODS OF USE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2006/055905
Kind Code:
A9
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a thread clamping device (10) including a plurality of movable nut segments (16A-16D) around a threaded rod (11), and spring members (18,20) flexibly holding the segments against the rod. The thread clamping device (10) has a structure adapted to accommodate substantially planar outer surfaces of the segments engaging planar surfaces of the end housing (12) of the device, leading to a more robust device and improved performance. Such a thread clamping device can advantageously be used as a component of a self-adjusting shrinkage compensation device, a coupler for threaded rods, hold-downs, among other uses. Various embodiments of the thread clamping device includes a multi nut (100) configuration, a quick release, and including mechanical or magnetic clip attachments.

Inventors:
SMITH, Ronald (108 Maria Teresa Court, Los Gatos, CA, 95032-3738, US)
Application Number:
US2005/042144
Publication Date:
July 28, 2011
Filing Date:
November 18, 2005
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Assignee:
SMITH, Ronald (108 Maria Teresa Court, Los Gatos, CA, 95032-3738, US)
International Classes:
F16B37/08; E04B1/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MICHAELSON, Peter, L. (Michaelson & Associates, P.O. Box 8489Red Bank, NJ, 07701-8489, US)
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