Fasteners


Helical Bolt (5 Alternate Forms)

Spring bolt 1

2006 – F1

Applications

Where ever fasteners are found which includes applications as diverse as: construction, machinery, aerospace, orthopedics, boats, furniture, automotive, trains, pylons, spectacles, bridges, mining, quarries, sports equipment, and consumer goods of many kinds.

Patent Progression

  • NZ: Notice of grant
  • WIPO: All claims allowed
  • USA: Filed, in process
  • Europe: Filed, in process
  • China: Filed, in process
  • India: Filed, in process

Notes
That this single patent has actually has caught 5 valid iterations of the core concept significantly expands its value, and indeed this single patent can be used for a large number of fastener designs.


Helical Rivet

Spring rivet


Insert Bolt

2006 – F2
Insert Bolt DM2

Snapshot

Self locking multi start helical fastener, which can be reused, and has an inherent vibration resistance not natively achieved by threaded fasteners now.

Applications

Best suited to relatively low load and smaller fastener applications where loosening is a problem – e.g. spectacle frames, and consumer goods.

Patent Progression

  • WIPO: Key claims allowed
  • USA: Filed, in process
  • Europe: Filed, in process
  • China: Filed, in process
  • India: Filed, in process

Push & Wedge

2009 – G3

Snapshot

Taper lock shaft to head connection system, which puts all parts under compression, (via a “push” force, and therefore is suitable for production via injection molding.
(Suitable for implementing  iLLFA, with Easy Recall Indexing)

Applications

Simple, inexpensive, and safe, connection of golf shaft to golf club head. Clean patent space with no other technology in the area. Detailed with VDove anti-push out feature.

Patent Progression

  • NZ: Provisional filed