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Title: Wire brush fastening device

A fastening device is provided which is a variation on the conventional nut and bolt. The bolt has a longitudinal axis and threading helically affixed thereon along the longitudinal axis. A nut having a bore extending therethrough is provided. The bore of the nut has a greater diameter than the diameter of the bolt so the bolt can extend through the bore. An array of wire bristles are affixed within the bore so as to form a brush. The wire bristles extend inwardly from the bore and are constructed and arranged of the correct size, length and stiffness to guide the bolt within the bore and to restrain the bolt within the bore as required. A variety of applications of the wire brush nut are disclosed, including a bolt capture device and a test rig apparatus. 13 figs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
106716
Report Number(s):
US 5,451,124/A/
PAN: US patent application 8-114,050
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-81NE44139
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 19 Sep 1995
Research Org:
West Valley Nuclear Services
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; FASTENERS; DESIGN; TOOLS; USES; TEST FACILITIES