Dominic Symons has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: Novel fastening devices and methods are disclosed. An example of the disclosed fastening device includes an elastomeric cord having a diameter dR in its normal relaxed state. The cord is coupled to a head having a slot formed on the outside of the head to receive the cord. The slot has an opening smaller in diameter than dR of the cord. In this manner, the cord needs to be stretched and thinned out to fit within the slot. When the cord is wrapped around one of more items and then stretched and thinned out to fit within the slot, a secure loop forms around the one or more items. As the cord is released, the head maintains the secure loop around the one or more items without damaging the items and without the need for hooks, hook and loop material, or the like. Depending on the application, the device may further comprise multiple slots and multiple cords. In yet another example, the head may be permanently affixed or mounted to an object, such as the cover of a book, to keep the book closed when not in use.