David A Saar, Richard T Walter: Method of charging batteries and apparatus therefor. Black & Decker, R B Sherer, Harold Weinstein, E D Murphy, July 5, 1983: US04392101 (256 worldwide citation)

A method of fast charging batteries by means of precise analysis of the profile of the variation with time of a characteristic of the battery which is indicative of the variation in stored chemical energy as the battery is charged. The method specifically comprises analyzing the profile for the occu ...

Nicholas M Benedetti, Zdravko Kovac: Refusable fastener including a pin and grommet. Emhart, E D Murphy, April 16, 1996: US05507610 (111 worldwide citation)

A fastener for releasably securing first and second panels together includes a pin for being secured in an opening of a first panel, and a grommet for being secured in an opening of the second panel and for releasably receiving a shank of the pin to thereby releasably secure the first and second pan ...

Richard G Weber, Jeffrey T Blake, William E O Connor, Charles F Smart: Blind rivet setting system and method for setting a blind rivet then verifying the correctness of the set. Emhart, E D Murphy, September 16, 1997: US05666710 (45 worldwide citation)

A system for first setting a blind rivet and then verifying the correctness of the set comprising a rivet setting tool to set the rivet and computer logic to verify the correctness of the set. The setting tool includes a jaw assembly for holding the stem of the rivet's mandrel fitted to an axially m ...

Darren S Byrne, Eymard J Chitty: Blind rivet set verification system and method. Emhart, E D Murphy, September 2, 1997: US05661887 (40 worldwide citation)

A blind rivet set verification system for setting a blind rivet assessing the acceptability of the rivet set. The system includes a remote intensified rivet setting tool and computer hardware and software. The tool comprises a displacement transducer that produces a displacement signal and a pressur ...

Robb M Fultz: Female clinch fastener with cold-formed locking flange and associated installation method. Emhart, E D Murphy, August 29, 1995: US05445483 (34 worldwide citation)

A female clinch fastener adapted to be secured to a sheet by cold-forming includes a generally tubular body having a plurality of circumferentially distributed splines. Longitudinally extending portions of the splines are adapted to be displaced by cold-forming or a peeling action to form a laterall ...

Graham Frank Harry Williams: Blind rivet. Emhart, E D Murphy, July 8, 1997: US05645383 (25 worldwide citation)

A blind rivet comprising a mandrel 2 and a sleeve 3 is provided with two external grooves 11, 12 of different cross-section. This enables the rivet to set on the blind side of a workpiece to form a taper 19 increasing in diameter towards the blind side of the workpiece 20.

Hideki Kanie: Fastener for attaching in one direction. Emhart, E D Murphy, September 3, 1996: US05551817 (25 worldwide citation)

A fastener 1 includes a stud 2 and a nut 3. The stud comprises a shank 21 having a breakable portion 22 at a mid portion thereof, a resilient section 24 formed at one end of the shank, a nut engagement portion including a threaded portion 28 extending up to the breakable portion along the shank, and ...

Lothar Schliessner: Anti-resonance pipe clip. Emhart, E D Murphy, December 31, 1996: US05588683 (24 worldwide citation)

A plastics pipe clip comprising at least one article-securing member carried on a support mount adapted to be engaged on a stud projecting from a surface to which the pipe is to be secured having the article-securing member mounted on a flexible bridge member carried by the support mount. The flexib ...

Delbert L Arnold, Mark H Delcourt: Grounding stud/nut. Emhart, E D Murphy, August 15, 1995: US05442133 (23 worldwide citation)

An improved grounding stud/nut sub-assembly for use in automobiles and the like is provided wherein the nut has a thickened washer portion to facilitate assembly of the nut and washer together onto an automotive substrate. The nut also has a swagged, flattened or distorted thread to make it a prevai ...

Daniel Robin Smith: Blind rivet. Emhart, E D Murphy, June 2, 1998: US05759001 (20 worldwide citation)

An improved blind rivet assembly is disclosed, in which a plastics cylinder is moulded along a pulling stem of a long break mandrel. On setting the mandrel is broken within the cylinder providing the cylinder with an additional degree of shear strength, allowing the cylinder to be used as a support.