Patent Number: 6,168,361

Title: Locknut

Abstract: A locknut according comprises a C-shaped nut with a radial gap cut through one side. The locknut functionality is provided by making the threads of the nut undersize, by deforming the C-shape inward such that the internal threads are out of round until the nut is assembled on a screw, or by twisting the nut so as to axially displace the threads on opposite sides of the gap.

Inventors: Adler; Alan J. (Palo Alto, CA)


International Classification: F16B 39/00 (20060101); F16B 39/286 (20060101); F16B 037/08 (); F16B 037/16 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018