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Richard J Ernst, Francis C Peterson, Melissa L Sledz: Self drilling threaded insert for drywall. Illinois Tool Works, David I Roche, Thomas W Buckman, July 22, 1986: US04601625 (91 worldwide citation)

A threaded insert for drywall having an externally threaded portion and an unthreaded drilling portion of generally equal lengths. The insert is adapted to be installed in a single step with the use of a hand powered screwdriver. A low profile flange at the upper end spaced a distance from the threa ...


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James L Griffin: Two dimensional optical position indicating apparatus. Illinois Tool Works, Donald D Mondul, Thomas W Buckman, November 19, 1985: US04553842 (91 worldwide citation)

An optical position indicating apparatus having a light source, a detector for detecting the presence of light and producing an electrical output in response thereto, a reflecting structure for reflecting light from the light source across a target zone, and, a retroreflecting structure for reflecti ...


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Ernest William Reinwall Jr: Roof panel fastener and joint construction. Illinois Tool Works, Robert W Beart, Thomas W Buckman, December 21, 1976: US03998019 (82 worldwide citation)

A roof panel joint construction and clip device for use therein to secure abutting edges of panels so that the clip and associated fastener is concealed and so that the panels are capable of expanding or contracting longitudinally due to thermal changes. Abutting edges of roof panels are crimped tog ...


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Ronald J Weeks: Post-applied zipper base with grip strip. Illinois Tool Works, Thomas W Buckman, March 3, 1992: US05092684 (82 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for producing an improved easy-open container wherein a continuous base layer is integrally extruded with structure for gripping thereon and applied to existing film to seal perforated lines of tearing therein. Interlocking zipper elements are contemporaneously extruded and fu ...


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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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Gerald W White, Jack C Volkers: Gasless ion plating process and apparatus. Illinois Tool Works, Jerold M Forsberg, Thomas W Buckman, August 3, 1982: US04342631 (70 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a new and improved gasless ion plating apparatus and process which eliminates the prior need for electrically isolating the substrate from the evacuated chamber in which the plating process is performed. In accordance with a disclosed embodiment, one or more substrates to be plate ...


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Heino Arff: Cleat for sports shoes. ITW Ateco, Thomas W Buckman, Jack R Halvorsen, January 8, 1985: US04492047 (63 worldwide citation)

A cleat for sports shoes, especially football boots, comprising a socket situated in the outsole, a cleat body, a fastening attachment via which the cleat body is detachably connectible to the socket, and a supporting surface formed integrally with the cleat body thereat said supporting surface comi ...


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Leslie M Watts: Positive temperature coefficient heater with distributed heating capability. Illinois Tool Works, John O Brien, Thomas W Buckman, June 5, 1990: US04931627 (63 worldwide citation)

A heating device for a mirror includes a substrate having an electrical buss system deposited on one surface thereof including a plurality of interdigitated electrodes and two buss bars. There is provided a plurality of heater-lets formed of an electrically resistive layer of material having a posit ...


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Paul E Sowa, Neil D Linnerud: Close-pack, vertical-stack webbing roll packaging. Signode Corporation, Thomas W Buckman, Donald Breh, March 12, 1991: US04998619 (59 worldwide citation)

A shipping package system with at least one tier of vertically-stacked webbing rolls utilizes pads with an inner set of passages and an outer set of passages, which webbing rolls may have extended tubular core ends nesting in the pad passages. The outer set of passages accommodate radial webbing rol ...


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George J Bury: Adhesive fastening device. Illinois Tool Works, Thomas W Buckman, Robert W Beart, September 11, 1979: US04167259 (58 worldwide citation)

A device adapted to be adhesively secured to a primary work surface to facilitate the securement of a secondary workpiece to said primary work surface. The device will include a plate-like base with a layer of heat activable adhesive on its undersurface and a pair of parallel side edge flanges exten ...