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Self-tightening Fastener

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060640D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
MacInnes, RD [+details]

Abstract

A fastener capable of being applied with a low application force but yielding a high tightening force can be produced from a shape memory alloy which exists in a high- or low-temperature crystalline phase.