US 11,053,966 B2
Systems and apparatuses for supporting a fastener
Timothy Brian Carr, Fort Worth, TX (US); Pawan Bangalore Sathyananda, Bangalore (IN); and Sheshaprasad Hassan Subramanya, Bangalore (IN)
Assigned to TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC., Fort Worth, TX (US)
Filed by Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, TX (US)
Filed on Jun. 7, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/2,599.
Prior Publication US 2019/0376539 A1, Dec. 12, 2019
Int. Cl. F16B 5/02 (2006.01)
CPC F16B 5/02 (2013.01) 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An assembly to support a fastener, the assembly comprising:
a barrier comprising at least a portion of a structure to which the assembly and fastener are installed; and
a fitting comprising:
a support surface, wherein at least a portion of the support surface is enclosable between opposite ends of the fastener; and
a first flange and a second flange extending from the support surface, wherein the first flange is perpendicular to the second flange; and
wherein the fitting is operable to rotate from a first angular position to a second angular position based on contact between the first flange and the fastener and a torque applied to the fastener, and
in the first angular position, a gap separates the second flange from the barrier, and
in the second angular position, the second flange is operable to prevent rotation of the fastener based on contact between the barrier and the second flange.