Compiled from: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patents listed in FTI June/July 2021 issue
Fastener Assembly Having a Leak Resistant Threaded Insert
United States Patent 11,009,060, Issued May 18, 2021
Inventor: Dale W. Petty, Wallingford, CT, USA
Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Farmington, CT, USA
A fastener assembly may be configured to mount structures in a gas turbine engine. The fastener assembly may comprise a fastener and a leak resistant insert. The leak resistant insert may be configured to at least partially reduce fluid leakage between the coupling of the fastener and the leak resistant insert. The leak resistant insert may comprise an outer surface opposite an inner threaded surface. The inner threaded surface may define an insert opening through leak resistant fastener insert, configured to receive the fastener. The outer surface may define an insert end enclosing the inner threaded surface opposite the insert opening.