MOVABLE BUCKLE STRUCTURE

An improved movable buckle structure, wherein its male connector and female connector are made of metal, is characterized in that two pivotal connecting bases and a guiding block are integrally coupled and disposed at the front lateral side of the male connector, and two concave grooves are disposed between the inner side of the two pivotal connecting bases and the outer side of the guiding block for embedding two elastic brackets, fixing in position, and providing elasticity. It makes two latching blocks to extend outward or contract inward such that the female connector can be locked or detached. Such structure can stand coldness and will not become brittle, and further can strengthen the exerted tension as well as the durability and artistic look, and thus enhancing the company's competitiveness and satisfying the consumer's needs.

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Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to an improved movable buckle structure, wherein its male connector and female connector are made of metal, characterized in that two pivotal connecting bases and a guiding block are integrally coupled and disposed at the lateral side of the front end of the male connector, and two concave grooves are disposed between the inner side of the two pivotal connecting bases and the outer side of the guiding block for embedding two elastic brackets, fixing in position, and providing elasticity. It makes two latching blocks to extend outward or contract inward such that the female connector can be locked or detached. Such structure can stand coldness and will not become brittle, and further can strengthen the exerted tension as well as the durability and artistic look, and thus enhancing the company's competitiveness and satisfying the consumer's needs.

[0003] 2. Description of the Prior Art

[0004] Generally, a movable buckle is composed of a male connector and a female connector, and the traditional male connector and female connector are made of plastic material. Its shortcomings including its brittle property that will be damaged easily in cold zones, its limited exerted tension, and inharmonic appearance, etc generally cause the product to break or damage. It does not comply with the requirements for market competitiveness, environment protection, and consumer's needs.

[0005] In view of the shortcomings and inconvenience of the prior art mentioned above, which are the subjects of improvements for a long time, hence the inventor of the present invention based on years of experience accumulated from the engagement in the related industry conducted extensive research to resolve the foregoing shortcomings and invented the present invention.

[0006] Therefore, the primary objective of the present invention is to use the traditional movable buckle structure as a base to make changes to the material selection and manufacture technology on the male connector such that the design of the integrally coupled male connector, pivotal connecting base, and guiding block can couple to the components such as the latching block and the pivotal member, and it also meets the requirement of the principle of elasticity for the elastic bracket. When external force is exerted, the two latching blocks generate an extension or contraction to lock or detach the female connector. Therefore, it enhances the competitiveness of the product, satisfies customer's requirements, and complies with the quality standard specification of the product.

[0007] To make it easier for our examiner to understand the objective of the invention, structure, innovative features, and performance, we use a preferred embodiment together with the attached drawings for the detailed description of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0008] Other objects, features, and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following detailed description of the preferred but non-limiting embodiment. The description is made with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

[0009] FIG. 1 shows the diagram of disassembled parts of the buckle structure of the present invention.

[0010] FIG. 2 shows the actions of a buckle structure according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention when it is in use.

[0011] FIG. 3 shows the diagram of the buckle structure of the present invention when the belt is installed

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0012] Please refer to FIG. 1, which shows an improved movable buckle structure, comprising a male connector 1 and a female connector 5, wherein the male connector 1 is made of metal with a design of integral formation. A belt hole 14 having a rectangular opening is disposed at the central position of the tip of the male connector 1 for coupling a belt 6, and a pair of pivotal bases 11 are protruded from the sides in the front end of the belt hole 14, and a pivotal hole 41 is disposed on each of the pivotal bases for embedding two latching blocks 4. Two pivotally coupling members 2 are inserted into the pivotal hole 41 for the positioning, and two elastic brackets 3 are then placed into the interior of an U-shape groove (or groove in other shape according to the assembling design of the latching block 4, guiding block 14, and pivotal base 11) between the latching block 4 and the guiding block 14, such that both ends of the two elastic brackets can press against the pressing surface 13 at the inner side of the bottom of the latching block 4 and the pressing surface 13 at the outer side of the bottom of the guiding block 12. Due to the external force exerted on the two elastic brackets 3, the elasticity compels the two latching blocks 4 to contract or extend to detach or lock the female connector 5. A guiding track 51 is disposed in the interior of the female connector for guiding the guiding block 12.

[0013] Please refer to FIG. 2, which shows an improved movable buckle structure when it is in use, including the states before, during, and after the male connector 1 and the female connector 5 are buckled (as shown in (a), (b), and (c)). The external side of the two U-shape grooves and the external side of the two pivotal bases form two deformation proof walls 42 to prevent the two latching blocks 4 from being over extended or damaging the movable buckle structure so that it will be unable to lock or unlock the buckle as shown in (a).

[0014] Finally, refer to FIG. 3, which shows an embodiment of the present invention when the belt 6 is installed onto the movable buckle structure.

[0015] Therefore, in summation of the above description, the improved buckle of the present invention obviously makes improvement to the traditional buckle. The inventor of the present invention based on years of experience in the related industry conducted extensive research to enhance the structure herein which is hereby submitted for patent application.

[0016] While the invention has been described by way of example and in terms of a preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited thereto. To the contrary, it is intended to cover various modifications and similar arrangements and procedures, and the scope of the appended claims therefore should be accorded the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and similar arrangements and procedures.

Claims

1. An improved movable buckle structure, comprising a male connector and a female connector, wherein the female connector further comprising a belt hole for receiving a belt; characterized in that the male connector and the female connector are made of metal, wherein an integral formation of two pivotal base, a guiding block is protruded from the side at the front end of the male connector, and two concave grooves are disposed at the inner side of two pivotal base and the outer side at the bottom of the guiding block for accommodating and fixing two elastic brackets into position, and making the latching block to extend in order to attain the effect of locking and detaching the male and female connectors.

2. An improved movable buckle structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the inner side of said latching block and the outer side at the bottom of said guiding block each having a pressing surface each, and the pressing surface can fix the elastic bracket in position.

3. An improved movable buckle structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein elastic bracket is in U-shape.

4. An improved movable buckle structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein said latching block having a pivotal hole for receiving a pivotal member to couple the pivotal base.

Patent History
Publication number: 20030074772
Type: Application
Filed: Oct 22, 2001
Publication Date: Apr 24, 2003
Inventor: Ang-Yu Chen (Chang-Hua)
Application Number: 09982871
Classifications
Current U.S. Class: Including Resiliently Biased Projection Component Or Surface Segment (024/614)
International Classification: A44B017/00;