US 11,655,835 B2
Serviceable stud-to-tie strap fastener
Mark O. Lepper, Oak Park, IL (US)
Assigned to Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, IL (US)
Filed by ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC., Glenview, IL (US)
Filed on Jan. 22, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/749,232.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/837,265, filed on Apr. 23, 2019.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/798,112, filed on Jan. 29, 2019.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/798,108, filed on Jan. 29, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0240450 A1, Jul. 30, 2020
Int. Cl. F16B 2/10 (2006.01); F16B 2/06 (2006.01); F16L 3/10 (2006.01); F16B 37/08 (2006.01); A61B 17/70 (2006.01); F16L 3/22 (2006.01)
CPC F16B 2/10 (2013.01) [F16B 2/065 (2013.01); A61B 17/70 (2013.01); F16B 37/0857 (2013.01); F16B 37/0885 (2013.01); F16L 3/10 (2013.01); F16L 3/22 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A fastener, comprising:
a body including a first hinge post molded with the body and a first resilient arm having a first set of teeth; and
a clamp including a second hinge post that is pivotably engaged with the body at the first hinge post and the second hinge post, the clamp further including a second resilient arm having a second set of teeth,
wherein the first set of teeth face the clamp, or the second set of teeth face the body, when the clamp is in a closed state relative to the body,
wherein the first set of teeth and the second set of teeth are configured to engage a stud, and
wherein the first set of teeth and the second set of teeth are configured to ratchetingly engage the stud when the clamp is in a closed state relative to the body.