MECHANICAL FASTENING AND LOCKING OF STRUCTURAL, FLUID, AND ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS

  • US 20090000679A1
  • Filed: 06/28/2007
  • Published: 01/01/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/28/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. In a stack of components, the stack including a component having a stacking bolt, the stacking bolt having a hollowed and threaded head portion, the stack including a component provided with a fastening bolt, and an adapter plate having a bore capable of receiving the stacking bolt and the fastening bolt, the fastening bolt being screwed into the head portion of the stacking bolt, the stacking bolt having a resilient insert disposed around the head portion, such that the insert is located between the head portion and the bore of the adapter plate, the adapter plate defining a superior surface and an inferior surface,the improvement wherein at least a portion of the bore of the adapter plate has a continuous taper such that the bore has a diameter which decreases in a direction of the superior surface of the adapter plate.

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