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1. WO2007139834 - PROBE FOR FASTENER IDENTIFICATION AND ULTRASONIC LOAD MEASUREMENT

Publication Number WO/2007/139834
Publication Date 06.12.2007
International Application No. PCT/US2007/012302
International Filing Date 24.05.2007
IPC
B31B 1/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
31MAKING ARTICLES OF PAPER, CARDBOARD OR MATERIAL WORKED IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO PAPER; WORKING PAPER, CARDBOARD OR MATERIAL WORKED IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO PAPER
BMAKING CONTAINERS OF PAPER, CARDBOARD OR MATERIAL WORKED IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO PAPER
1Box, carton, envelope or bag making machinery characterised by performing specific operations
CPC
B25B 23/1456
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
BTOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING OR HOLDING
23Details of, or accessories for, spanners, wrenches, screwdrivers
14Arrangement of torque limiters or torque indicators in wrenches or screwdrivers
145specially adapted for fluid operated wrenches or screwdrivers
1456having electrical components
B25B 23/147
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
BTOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING OR HOLDING
23Details of, or accessories for, spanners, wrenches, screwdrivers
14Arrangement of torque limiters or torque indicators in wrenches or screwdrivers
147specially adapted for electrically operated wrenches or screwdrivers
B25B 23/1475
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
BTOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING OR HOLDING
23Details of, or accessories for, spanners, wrenches, screwdrivers
14Arrangement of torque limiters or torque indicators in wrenches or screwdrivers
147specially adapted for electrically operated wrenches or screwdrivers
1475for impact wrenches or screwdrivers
F16B 1/0071
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
BDEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS, WEDGES, JOINTS OR JOINTING
1Devices for securing together, or preventing relative movement between, constructional elements or machine parts
0071with markings, colours, indicators or the like
F16B 2031/022
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
BDEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS, WEDGES, JOINTS OR JOINTING
31Screwed connections specially modified in view of tensile load; Break-bolts
02for indicating ; the attainment of a particular tensile load; or limiting tensile load
022using an ultrasonic transducer
G01L 1/255
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
LMEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE
1Measuring force or stress, in general
25using wave or particle radiation, e.g. X-rays ; , microwaves; , neutrons
255using acoustic waves, or acoustic emission
Applicants
  • INNOVATION PLUS, LLC [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • KIBBLEWHITE, Ian, E. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • KOTAS, Donald, E. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • KIBBLEWHITE, Ian, E.
  • KOTAS, Donald, E.
Agents
  • COHEN, Gary, M.
Priority Data
60/808,90826.05.2006US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PROBE FOR FASTENER IDENTIFICATION AND ULTRASONIC LOAD MEASUREMENT
(FR) SONDE POUR IDENTIFICATION PLUS RAPIDE ET MESURE DE CHARGE PAR ULTRASONS
Abstract
(EN)
A system is provided for both reading an optical identification mark, such as a bar code, on a fastener and for making ultrasonic load measurements in the fastener using a single probe for use during fastener installation with assembly tools and for the inspection of load in preinstalled fasteners. The probe includes both a fiber optic imaging cable and at least one electrical conductor. The fiber optic imaging cable is optically coupled to an imaging device such as a bar code reader allowing the bar code reader to be located remote from the fastener. The electrical conductor provides an electrical connection from the ultrasonic transducer on the fastener to load measurement instrumentation. The probe is further capable of providing illumination of the bar code to facilitate reading of the bar code.
(FR)
Cette invention concerne un système permettant à la fois de lire un repère d'identification optique, tel qu'un code-barres, sur une fermeture et de réaliser des mesures de charge par ultrasons dans la fermeture au moyen d'une sonde unique utilisable lors de l'installation de la fermeture à l'aide d'outils d'assemblage et pour permettre l'inspection de la charge dans les fermetures préinstallées. La sonde comprend un câble d'imagerie par fibre optique et au moins un conducteur électrique. Le câble d'imagerie par fibre optique est optiquement couplé à un dispositif d'imagerie, tel qu'un lecteur de code-barres, ce qui permet au lecteur de code-barres d'être installé à distance de la fermeture. Le conducteur électrique permet un raccord électrique depuis le transducteur à ultrasons placé sur la fermeture jusqu'à l'outil de mesure de charge. La sonde peut également éclairer le code-barres afin de faciliter la lecture de ce dernier.
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