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Craig Allen
Mark Richard Mitchell, Craig Allen McEldowney, Robert H Brussell: Tab with reinforced rivet hole, and tooling and associated method for providing same. June 23, 2011: US20110147382-A1

A tab is provided, which includes a body having first and second opposing ends, a nose portion disposed at or about the first end of the body, a lift portion disposed at or about the second end of the body of the tab, and a rivet receiving portion disposed proximate the nose portion. The rivet recei ...


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Brown Clarence K: Method of securing together a plurality of structural members. September 26, 1972: US3693247 (42 worldwide citation)

The invention is concerned with fasteners which are used to secure a plurality of plates, or other structural members, together in an interference fit between the fastener and the plates to impart a residual hoop stress within the structural members and around the hole through which the fastener ext ...


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Gregory Gerrett W: Automatic riveting device. Rohr Corporation, July 24, 1973: US3747193 (40 worldwide citation)

An upper pressure foot assembly is fixed to an upright column and mounts rams connected to a lower pressure foot assembly slidable on the column for clamping a workpiece therebetween. A ram operated support, mounted for swinging about the column axis, carries ram operated drilling and rivet holding ...


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Schut Hendrik P: Electromagnetic high energy impact apparatus. The Boeing Company, Gardner Conrad O, Orlob Glenn, May 21, 1974: US3811313 (36 worldwide citation)

An apparatus utilizing electromagnetic energy for producing high impact forces by means of a ram propelled against a work piece. A specific utilization of the apparatus is in the installation of fasteners such as rivets in structural assemblies. The apparatus described herein is the work center of a ...


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Stencel Edgar L: High-strength fastening system. VSI Corporation, Ashen Robert M, February 19, 1974: US3792933 (35 worldwide citation)

A fastening system comprising a pin with a head and a shank, the shank fitting within mating holes of a plurality of sheets or other members to be joined together, said head being positioned adjacent one of said sheets, said shank including a grooved portion extending from the sheets opposite said h ...


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Matsusaka Saburo: Impact cylinder apparatus. September 28, 1971: US3608650 (34 worldwide citation)

An impulse stamping device having a cylinder in which a hollow piston and piston rod are mounted. The piston rod extends outwardly of the cylinder and has mounted at its end a dieholder. A ram having a head at its upper end is mounted within the hollow rod. The head is adapted to seat within a secon ...


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Bonomi Giovanni Battista, Giacomini Luigi, Bonomi Cristiano, Aresa Carmine, Frigo Valerio: Improved riveting process and apparatus.. Italian Machine Tool Agency, October 25, 1989: EP0338117-A2 (33 worldwide citation)

Improved process and apparatus for assembling component parts by means of rivets or similar fasteners in which computer controlled robotic machining centers (R1,R2) present selected tools in predetermined spacial position on opposing sides of the components (25) which are held stationary in a fixtur ...


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Orr La Vern G, Yutani Nobuo: Electromagnetic high energy forming. The Boeing Company, December 5, 1972: US3704506 (33 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an apparatus utilizing the forces exerted upon a conducting surface of a tool by a pulsed intense magnetic field to propel the tool against a workpiece. The conductor surface is initially positioned in a pulsed high flux density magnetic field. As the conductor is subjected to the sudde ...


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Robert J Corbett: Two piece fastener and installation tool. Huck Manufacturing Company, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 10, 1981: US04299519 (28 worldwide citation)

A two piece pull-type fastener is disclosed herein comprising a pin and collar adapted to be swaged into locking engagement with the pin upon setting of the fastener by application of a pulling force to the pin and reaction force on the collar. The pin is provided with a minimum number of pull groov ...


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King Jr John O: Apparatus and method for sizing holes. Powell B J, September 17, 1974: US3835688 (27 worldwide citation)

A method of sizing holes by enlarging holes through a workpieces with a mandrel and working through a seamless tubular member to enlarge the holes. The rebound of the tubular member upon enlargement is less than the material of the workpieces and is left in the holes to limit the rebound of the hole ...