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John A Bakker: Cord lock. Illinois Tool Works, Thomas W Buckman, John P O Brien, Jack R Halvorsen, June 12, 1984: US04453292 (75 worldwide citation)

A cord lock is provided for securing or locking a flexible cord or the like. The cord lock has but three pieces, a molded plastic cylinder and a molded plastic piston, and a biasing spring trapped therebetween. Snap-over cammed retaining means are provided for holding the piston and cylinder in asse ...


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John C Ronn: Pneumatic trim nailer. Illinois Tool Works, Mark W Croll, Thomas W Buckman, John P O Brien, November 24, 1998: US05839638 (54 worldwide citation)

A power fastener driving tool, like a pneumatic trim nailer, of the type for driving fasteners supplied from a collated strip of fasteners disposed in a magazine of the tool. The magazine is coupled to a nose-piece of the fastener driving tool, wherein individual fasteners are sequentially fed into ...


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Heino Arff: Cleat system for sports shoes, especially football shoes. ITW Ateco, John P O Brien, Thomas W Buckman, October 13, 1987: US04698923 (53 worldwide citation)

A cleat system for sports shoes, especially football shoes, comprising a downward opening socket in the outsole, provided with at least two circumferentially spaced first supporting surfaces at the inside thereof facing away from the socket opening, a cleat body, a fastening portion connected to the ...


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William G Rodseth, Ernest J Wendling: Ignition system for combustion-powered tool. Illinois Tool Works, Neal C Johnson, Thomas W Buckman, John P O Brien, July 28, 1992: US05133329 (47 worldwide citation)

For a combustion-powered tool, an ignition system is powered by a battery and is arranged so that a sudden discharge of a capacitor, as charged via an oscillator, produces a spark at a spark gap of a spark plug, so that the oscillator is enabled if a trigger switch is closed while a head switch is c ...


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Randolph C Tiller, Robert G Williams: Remote control for welders and method therefor. Illinois Tool Works, Mark W Croll, Thomas W Buckman, John P O Brien, March 21, 2000: US06040555 (46 worldwide citation)

A method and system for remotely controlling operational parameters of welders by communicating over a welding cable thereof with a remote device electrically coupleable between a workpiece and an electrode holder of the welder. The operational parameters include remotely enabling and disabling the ...


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Edward J Lombardi: Fetal electrode apparatus. Illinois Tool Works, Thomas W Buckman, John P O Brien, February 26, 1985: US04501276 (46 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for use in monitoring fetal vital signs with monitoring equipment is disclosed. The apparatus includes a form sustaining guide tube, a sleeve, a fetal electrode structure having a piston member and a body member, at least two active fetal electrodes and a lead wire for connecting the ac ...


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Harish C Gupta: Fastener-sleeve assembly and strip of collated fasteners. Illinois Tool Works, Mark W Croll, Thomas W Buckman, John P O Brien, August 22, 1995: US05443345 (43 worldwide citation)

A strip of collated fasteners is disclosed, which comprises a plurality of fasteners and a carrier molded from a polymeric material. Each fastener has an elongate shank, which has a pointed end, and a head. The shank of each fastener defines an axis and has two portions of different diameters, namel ...


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Richard J Ernst, Don T Van Allman, Harish C Gupta, Michael C Dill, Martin J Nilsen: Strip of collated fasteners for fastener-driving tool. Illinois Tool Works, Neal C Johnson, Thomas W Buckman, John P O Brien, December 3, 1991: US05069340 (42 worldwide citation)

In a strip of collated fasteners, each having a shank and a head, a carrier molded from a polymeric material has a sleeve for each fastener. Each sleeve has an annular portion and a breakable portion, which breaks into two segments as the fastener gripped by such sleeve is driven. The breakable port ...


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Jean R Achille: Reusable one piece drive fastener. Illinois Tool Works, Thomas W Buckman, John P O Brien, December 18, 1984: US04488843 (41 worldwide citation)

A fastener is disclosed which is installed quickly and easily the first time by simply driving a frangible drive pin. The drive pin has ribs which cooperate with grooves in an axially extending bore in the fastener body to limit distortion of the fastener due to rotational stresses imparted thereto ...


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Steven D Latvis, Ross C Borchardt: Retention means for side panels for welding machine. Miller Electric Manufacturing Co, Mark W Croll, Thomas W Buckman, John P O Brien, March 31, 1998: US05734148 (40 worldwide citation)

A side panel is easily installable onto and removed from a welding machine using a minimum of fasteners and requiring only a small space on the side of the machine. The side panel includes clips joined to one edge of the panel. The clips have respective first legs secured to the panel, second legs t ...