Abstract: An adjustable assembly for securing a cushion in a plurality of positions on the seat back of a lawn chair. In a preferred embodiment, two adjustable assemblies are used to secure a cushion to the seat back. One assembly is secured to each side of the seat back.
Abstract: A clamp for joining the ends of a cord, including a cup-like hollow shell into which the ends of the cord are inserted, and a retaining member plugged into the shell to hold down the ends of the cord, the retaining member having a clamping unit at one end plugged into the shell, and a head at an opposite end stopped outside the shell, the clamping unit having a tapered hollow block fit tightly in the shell, a rectangular frame suspended inside the shell, two elongated connecting walls connected between the tapered hollow block and the rectangular frame at top and bottom sides, a receiving hole defined within the rectangular frame which receives the ends of the cord, and two springy clamping arms respectively raised from left and right side walls of the rectangular frame and terminating in a respective serrated end block, the serrated end blocks of the springy clamping arms being forced inwards and clamped on the ends of the cord at two opposite sides to hold down the ends of the cord in the retaining member w
Abstract: A laundry holder having a length of nylon webbing, with its ends joined with a side release buckle fastener. A sock snare, comprising a loop of nylon cording, is secured to the nylon webbing in depending relation thereto. The nylon cording is threaded through a releasable cordlock fastener. The cordlock fastener is used to adjust the size of the sock snare loop.
Abstract: A loadable cord lock comprising an outer telescoping member and an inner telescoping member slidable within the outer telescoping member, each telescoping member having an aperture extending therethrough. The inner and outer members are biased against each other so that the apertures are not aligned, to pinch a cord threaded through the apertures. There is at least one leg having an L-shaped free end attached to the inner telescoping member and extending into the interior cavity of the outer telescoping member. There is at least one leg retainer located within the outer telescoping member to lock the inner telescoping member into first and second locking positions. In the first locking position, the apertures on the inner and outer telescoping members are aligned for feeding a cord therethrough, and in the second locking position, the apertures are not aligned to pinch the cord.
Abstract: A system for securing a shoe, of the type having an upper part with a pair of opposed edges with eyelets which are drawn together in securing the shoe, onto the foot of a wearer is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment the system comprises an elastic shoelace having a pair of ends, each end having an elongated, covering of an elastomeric material, and a dual cord fastener adapted to allow shoelace ends to pass there through and to lock two prescribed points on the length of the shoelace from moving relative to the fastener.
Abstract: A cord lock comprising an outer telescoping member having at least two side walls and a bottom wall, defining an interior cavity, and an inner telescoping member slidable within the cavity of the outer telescoping member. Both the inner and outer telescoping members have apertures extending through their side walls. The inner and outer telescoping members are biased against each other by biasing means such as a spring, so that the apertures are not aligned and are able to pinch a cord threaded through the apertures. There is at least one leg attached to the inner telescoping member and extending into the interior cavity of the outer telescoping member. The leg has a T-shaped free end. There is at least one flexible leg retaining means located within the outer telescoping member, which is adapted to lock the inner telescoping member into first and second locking positions. In the first locking position, the apertures on the inner and outer telescoping members are aligned for feeding a cord therethrough.
Abstract: A device for attaching the end of a strap-like member (14), notably a bracelet, to an object, notably a watch, comprising a housing (1,16,31) provided with two latch pins (3,18,33) adapted to be received in facing recesses of the object. At least one of these pins is able to occupy two positions, a first position in which it protrudes from said housing to come to engage in one of the recesses of the object, and a second position in which it is retracted. A rotatable or push-piece type movable control member (10,20,35) solid with a cam (10b,20a,35b) engaging with the inner end (39,18b,34) of one of the pins (3,18,33) and applied against this cam (10b,20b,35b) by biasing means (14,19,32), can be actuated to bring this pin (3,18,33) into the retracted position against the pressure exerted by the biasing means (4,19,32).
Abstract: A hair bead stop and method of beading hair are disclosed. The bead stop comprises a first element with a passage therethrough and a second element movably mounted to the first element. In accordance with the method, the bead stop is threaded along a tool having a threader defining an aperture. At least one bead is also placed on the tool. Hair is passed through the aperture of the tool and then the bead and bead stop are moved along the tool over the aperture through which the hair extends, placing the bead and bead stop on the hair. Upon removal of the hair from the tool, the second element of the bead stop is moved with respect to the first to bind the hair between a first surface defined by the first element of the bead stop in the passage and an opposing surface of the second element. The bead(s) are maintained on the hair by the bead stop which is placed closer to the free end of the hair.
Abstract: The snugger bugger slack adjuster is a handle comprising of two mating shell halves containing three parts. A plunger-button, a prong and a spring. The manually operable prong has two upward tines set at 45 degree angles. These tines are set in opposite directions so that when a line is in place, the tines will embed themselves deeply into the lines. When the plunger button is depressed, the prong will disappear into a chamber in the handle allowing the line to move freely. The release clamp is seated within in the handle halves such that the button extends upward through an aperture provided in the handle. When so seated, the spring bears against the underside of the prong, driving it upward which brings the line-engaging tines into contact with a portion of the line that passes through the handle. When so seated the line-engaging tines bear against the lines within the handle and they are unable to be advanced when the plunger-button and prong is in an unbiased position.
Abstract: A tightening device for shoelaces and other elongated pliable elements having free ends includes a casing and two slides mounted in said casing. Extending through the casing are two holes which are mutually spaced apart and disposed perpendicularly to the direction of slide movement and through which the free ends can be threaded. The slides are movable in the casing from a first position in which they each block a respective hole in the casing, to a second position in which they each expose their respective hole. The slides are also spring-biased towards said first position for securing an element inserted through the holes, in coaction with the casing. The holes penetrating the casing define a right angle with each other.
Abstract: A shoe lace fastener is set forth which includes a base member and a clamp member. The base member has an opening defining a pair of bearing surfaces and the clamp member has legs adapted to be received in the opening to trap and secure lace ends threaded through holes in the legs.
Abstract: A reusable cable binder including a length of shock cord, the ends of which are fixed in a terminating device, forming a loop, a bead captive on said cord, and a cord lock captive on said loop between said terminating device and said bead.
Abstract: A cord lock apparatus includes an open-ended cage and a slide slidably received at least partially in the cage and movable relative to the cage between a cord locking position and an intermediate position. The slide includes travel limiting structure to engage the cage at the intermediate position, a slide body, and a tension spring mechanism to allow the slide body to be displaced to a cord releasing position while urging the slide body toward the cord locking position.
Abstract: A cord fastener includes an insert having a lateral inner cord hole and provided at a lower portion thereof with elastic provisional retaining claws extending outwardly and catches for securing the provisional retaining claws; a shell having an insertion hole for insertion of the insert, outer cord holes communicating with the insertion hole and alignable with the inner cord hole, provisional retainers provided on the inner surface of the insertion hole below the outer cord holes for engaging the tips of the provisional retaining claws in a first state when the inner and outer cord holes are approximately aligned, and pushers provided on the inner surface of the insertion hole below the provisional retainers for pressing the provisional retaining claws inwardly in a second state when the insert is pressed further into the insertion hole than in the first state, thereby causing the provisional retaining claws to engage the catches so as to prevent them from engaging the provisional retainers; and a coil spring
Abstract: A locking apparatus for a cord comprises a sleeve member having a first axial end, a second axial end and a tubular surface therebetween. The first axial end is closed by a disc-shaped member having a first diameter. The tubular surface has an outer surface having a second diameter. The second axial end has a flange-shaped rim portion having a third diameter. The first diameter and the third diameter are greater than the second diameter. The disc-shaped member has an outer surface that is knurled. A plug shaped member is slidably received in the sleeve member. The plug-shaped member has a first axial end disposed with the sleeve member and a second axial end being disposed axially outside of sleeve member. The second axial end has a knurled surface.
Abstract: The invention is directed to a retainer (10, 12, 70) for securing a sponge (16) at the point of entry for an orthopaedic elongate member (14). The retainer (10, 12, 70) is removably attachable to the elongate member (14) adjacent the sponge. The retainer, in one embodiment, includes a body (22) having a bottom (24) and a side (26), with the side (26) being disposed adjacent to the bottom (24). The body (22) further includes an opening (34) associated with each of the bottom (24) and the side (26). The opening (34) is configured for receiving the elongate member (14) therein. A clamp (40) is movably attached to the body (22) and engageable with the elongate member (14) for retaining the elongate member (14) within the opening (34). A resilient member (50) is integral or engaged with the clamp (40) for biasing the clamp (40) into engagement with the elongate member (14).
February 20, 1996
Date of Patent:
December 30, 1997
Kenneth S. Jackson, Charles D. Persons, Robert D. Krebs, Gregory G. Price, Joel P. Bales
Abstract: The two ends of an elongated, flexible, elasticized cord are side by side aligned and then passed through a manually opened barrel-shaped fastener having a spring biased plunger. The spring biased plunger is then released. This operating forms a loop from the elasticized cord. The two aligned ends of the cord are then bound together to form an enlarged end portion that will not pass back through the barrel fastener even when the fastener has been manually opened.
Abstract: A preloadable cord lock for gripping a cord such as an elastic shock cord, includes a pair of telescoping members having apertures defined therethrough. The telescoping members are biased so that their respective apertures are not aligned. The lock can be preloaded to a condition where the apertures are aligned for feeding a cord through the apertures. The preloading mechanism may then be disengaged which will cause the telescoping members to be urged to a position where their apertures are not aligned by the bias of the device, thereby pinching and locking the cord in place. Because of unique positioning of shoulders on the inner telescoping member with respect to the arms of the inner telescoping member, the cord lock is easy to preload and actuate, thereby avoiding finger muscle fatigue.
Abstract: A cord fastener comprises a fastener body having a hollow and a pair of aligned first cord insertion through-holes communicating with the hollow, and a slide slidably inserted in the hollow of the fastener body and having a pair of aligned second cord-insertion through-holes. The slide has a head, a pair of resilient legs extending downwardly from a lower surface of the head and a pair of supporting arms extending downwardly from the lower surface of the head. Each of the second cord-insertion through-holes has an upper portion contiguous to the lower surface of the head.
Abstract: In a cord stopper, a spherical socket has a central plug-insertion hole, a head-receiving recess at the upper end of the hole, and a pair of diametrically opposed locking tongues projecting centrally from the respective edges of the recess. Also the socket has a first cord-threading hole extending perpendicularly to the plug-insertion hole. The plug-insertion hole has a gentle slope extending downwardly centrally from the first-threading hole and a steep slope downwardly contiguous to the gentle slope. A plug has a pair of resilient legs projecting downwardly from a head and having in and through their bases a second cord-threading hole. Each leg has on its lower outside surface a slope, and on its outside surface a protuberance having a central cutout and terminating a guiding end.
Abstract: A cord retainer comprising an outer tube, a slide, and a plug. The slide has a cord insertion hole and a pair of legs. The outer tube has a pair of horizontal cord insertion holes and in its inside surface a number of guide grooves; some guide grooves have each an aligning engagement portion while the remaining guide grooves have each a holding engagement portion. The plug has a number of locking strips, some of which have each at its upper end an aligning projection and at its base a holding projection while the remaining locking strips have each at its upper end a holding projection. The plug further has a cam surface as an inside surface an insertion portion. In use, the plug is inserted into the tube from the lower end until each aligning projection comes into engagement with the respective aligning engagement portion, and the slide is inserted into the tube from the upper end until the hole of slide is aligned with the holes of the tube, facilitating threading a cord through the slide and the tube.
Abstract: A cord closure having a housing with an open end, a surrounding side wall and a closed end which forms a cavity for receiving a plunger. The plunger has a body with a throughhole alignable with holes formed through opposing sides of the housing and a stem extending from a shoulder portion of the body with a resilient retaining member on a distal end portion of the stem. A bias spring is disposed about the stem of the plunger and is releasably retained in compression on the plunger between the shoulder portion of the body and the resilient retaining member. At least a portion of the body and the stem of the plunger are reciprocally disposable in the cavity so that the throughhole of the plunger is alignable with the hole formed through opposing sides of the housing to permit threading of a cord through the aligned holes of the cord closure without the bias spring urging the plunger away from the housing.
Abstract: A device for retaining a visored cap upon a wearer's head under high wind conditions includes a strap member and a pair of clamp members that directly engage the strap member and a portion of a visor on a cap. The direct coupling between the strap member and the visor on the cap, which is maintained by the clamp members, is particularly advantageous for maintaining a cap in a desired position on a wearer's head under high wind conditions. The retaining device of this invention also includes an adjustment member that allows a wearer to vary the effective length of the strap member to ensure a snug fit. Each of the clamp members and the adjustment member include a housing having a cavity and an opening formed therein, a pin member slidable in the cavity and having an opening formed therein and a spring to bias the pin member thereby clamping the strap member in the openings.
Abstract: A pallet holds one or more circuit boards for processing. A pallet opening for receiving the circuit board has grooves at one side to retain an edge of the circuit board and rotary clips at the other side to receive and hold the opposite edge of the board. Each clip is a disk which is mounted for rotation about a central axis and is constrained to two angular positions by a detent. A notch in the disk receives the circuit board when in one position and clamps the board against a seat when in the other position. The notch is deep enough to allow the board to be shifted laterally for alignment with test apparatus.
Abstract: An improved self-locking cleat for rope, cable, and the like including a housing, a rotatable generally spherically-shaped engaging member, a biasing means and a positioning means. The housing includes an elongated base, a first passageway generally circular in cross-section and extending transverse to the length of the base. A chamber is formed in the base and is disposed adjacent one side of the first passageway. A length of rope is drawn through the first passageway in either a first or an oppositely directed second direction. The rotatable engaging member is pivotally mounted within the chamber and is positionable at either a first or a second position. The member is biased into the first position by the biasing means and is manually positionable, via the positioning means, into the second position.
Abstract: An ironing board cover having a front, a rear, two sides, a top and a bottom. The cover includes a top sheet, a sewn in flexible pad, a nose segment near the front of the cover, a heel segment near the rear of the cover, and two side segments. All the segments are attached to one another at seams, and the flexible pad is sewn into the bottom of the top sheet only about the circumference of the top sheet. The nose segment, side segment and heel segment are cut from a pattern so as to provide when joined with the top sheet a form fit ironing board cover. The heel segment and/or the nose segment include a box pleat to allow for the give of the heel and/or the nose segment when installing the ironing board cover on an ironing board. The box pleat in combination with the engineered segments providing for a tight yet flexible fit of the ironing board cover on the ironing board thereby providing a user with a non-stick and flexible surface upon which to iron.
July 8, 1994
Date of Patent:
March 12, 1996
The Cambridge Towel Corporation
Ron Burshaw, Hugh Thompson, Geoff Brownrigg
Abstract: A line holding storage device is provided for storing or displaying articles on a line in random locations along the line. The line holding storage device comprises a support housing having a first side and a second side. A channel is formed in the first side of the support housing and receives the line. A securing mechanism is positioned on the first side of the support housing and cooperates with the channel for releasably securing the line holding storage device to the line. A catch mechanism is mounted on the support housing to receive and hold articles which are to be stored or displayed with the catch mechanism being positioned such that the mass of the held article cooperates with the securing mechanism to augment the securement of the line holding storage device to the line.
Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for supporting an oral device proximate to a person's mouth is disclosed. The person is disposed on a body support having a superstructure positioned above the person, such as a baby seat. The apparatus comprises a cord having a generally central portion and first and second distal sections. The first and second distal sections terminate at respective first and second ends. A adjustable clamp joins portions of the first and second distal sections, the clamp forming a loop portion of the cord having an adjustable circumference adapted for adjustably gripping the oral device. Spring-biased clips are adapted for securing each of the first and second ends to the superstructure. The oral device comprises a pacifier, a food item, a feeding device such as a baby bottle, or the like. The method and system utilize the apparatus in conjunction with the body support.
Abstract: A lock fastener for attachment to a bag or the like comprises a socket member and a plug member releasably engageable therewith. A slide member has resilient means for supporting the slide member resiliently movably within the socket member. The socket member and the slide member are provided with respective circular apertures and of substantially equal diameter which are brought out of registry to lock and into registry to unlock the plug member relative to the socket member.
Abstract: A self-locking strap mechanism includes inner and outer hollow tubes each having a pair of spaced holes and a separate actuator aperture defined therethrough. The outer hollow tube is inserted over the inner hollow tube. The strap mechanism also includes a length of flexible strap. The length of strap is routed through the holes of the inner and outer hollow tubes. The inner and outer hollow tubes are longitudinally movable relative to one another between locked and released positions wherein the respective holes are aligned and misaligned with one another such that portions of the inner and outer hollow tubes frictional grip and release the length of strap routed therethrough.
Abstract: A device (20) for releasably securing a flexible covering such as a sheet (18) on a water-filled mattress (16) within a supporting frame (12). The releasable device (20) includes a cord gripping subassembly (22) for gripping a non-elastic cord (74) between a pair of inner and outer bodies (26, 28) under a predetermined gripping force as determined by a spring (56) urging inner body (28) against cord lengths (80, 81) of the cord (74). A loop (82) is positioned over a retainer (78) beneath the sheet (18) and drawn tight by manual pulling of a cord length (81). Then the cord (74) is anchored to bracket (24) by pulling the free end (79) of the cord (74). A cord gripping subassembly (22A) on bracket (24) similar to cord gripping subassembly (22) grips this cord (74) on bracket (24) for tightening of the cord (74) extending from cord gripping subassembly (22) and retainer (78).
Abstract: A cord release buckle includes a cylindrical female member with a central bore and diametrically opposed openings and a cylindrical male member having a pair of spring arms having a hooked head at their free ends. The male member is adapted to be inserted into the female member until the heads of the spring arms snap into the opposed openings to releasably latch the male member to the female member. Several different termination arrangements serve to receive and anchor the ends of cord.
Abstract: The cord stopper comprises: a plug having a plug head, a neck projecting centrally from a rear surface of the plug head and a plate-like cord clamp attached to a distal end of the neck substantially perpendicularly thereto; a socket having centrally in its bottom a recess and a pair of sidewalls located on opposite sides of the recess, the recess having a depth greater than the thickness of the cord clamp for receiving the cord clamp, the sidewalls having two pairs of cord thru-holes, the pair of cord thru-holes of one of the sidewalls being axially aligned with the pair of cord thru-holes of the other sidewall for threading therethrough a cord; and moving means located between the plug and the socket for moving the cord clamp forwardly and backwardly in the recess.
Abstract: A preloadable cord lock for gripping a cord, such as an elastic shock cord, includes a pair of telescoping members having apertures defined therethrough. The telescoping members are biased so that their respective apertures are not aligned. The lock can be preloaded to a condition where the apertures are aligned for feeding a cord through the apertures. The preloading mechanism may then be disengaged which will cause the telescoping members to be urged to a position where their apertures are not aligned by the bias of the device, thereby pinching and locking the cord in place.
Abstract: A cord stopper has a socket having a pair of opposed through holes formed through opposed sides thereof and a plug having a passage formed therethrough. The plug is reciprocally movable through the socket between a pulled-out position where the through holes and the passage are in alignment with each other and a depressed position where the cord is clamped between the edges of the through holes and the through aperture. The cord stopper further includes a device for locking the plug in its depressed position within the socket.
Abstract: A cord stopper releasably fastens a cord thereto. The cord stopper has a front body and a housing attached to a rear side of the front body. The housing has a through hole and a seat formed around the through hole. An annular spring rests on the seat. The annular spring is slightly less in diameter than the through hole so that the inner peripheral part of the annular spring appears beyond the periphery of the through hole. The cord is joined to the annular spring so that the cord is retained against the front body.
Abstract: A cord stopper is used for releasably fastening a cord thereto. The cord stopper has a housing having a longitudinal cavity extending longitudinally therein and a pair of through apertures formed transversely through the peripheral wall at opposed positions. An insert member is fitted in the cavity so as to be reciprocally movable along the cavity and having a through hole transversely therethrough. A biasing member is provided for normally urging the insert member outward of the cavity so that when the insert member is thrust into the cavity against the bias of the biasing member, the through hole comes substantially into alignment with the through apertures for insertion of the cord therethrough. The cord stopper further includes means for temporally locking the insert member to the housing with the through hole of the insert member substantially aligned with the through apertures of the housing for facilitating a cord-threading operation.
Abstract: A snap fastener for securing shoe laces comprises two openings disposed diametrically to each other through which the shoe laces are passed. The openings extend longitudinally through the snap fastener when the latter is opened. An inner sleeve is in a larger outer sleeve such that it is longitudinally movable relative thereto. The inner sleeve accommodates an inner ring. When the pressure is exerted on the outer sleeve, the ring is made to rotate as the longitudinal movement is converted into a horizontal circular movement so that the shoe laces are immovably clamped by the snap fastener.
Abstract: A cord stopper comprises a double-headed plug having a pair of through holes formed one through each plug heads perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis thereof; a pair of sockets each reciprocally fitted over the respective plug head and having a pair of apertures formed through the periphery thereof; and a pair of springs for normally urging the sockets away from each other. When the sockets are fully compressed against the bias of the spring, the apertures come into registry with the respective through holes for letting a string through.
Abstract: A method and means are provided to releasably secure one or more filament lengths in place with a single piece molded polymer clamp device. Said clamp device employs frictional retention means which cooperate with openings to grip the filament or filaments.
Abstract: A retainer assembly for retaining cords, strings or the like in position comprises a cylindrical tube having holes, a resilient locking means mounted in the tube and a pair of end taps and having a through bore. The locking means has arcuately inwardly bent upper and lower wing members defining therebetween slits. The end taps each have an arrow-headed portion adapted to be received through and locked inside of the slit of the locking means and a tapered portion resiliently engageable in the slit and movable between the upper and lower wing members to bring the bore into and out of registry with the holes.
Abstract: A hose clamp for medical application comprises a bracket-shaped clamping body having bracket ends arrestable with one another to form a closed ring, and provided with openings for a hose which passes through a throughgoing passage extending in a bracket plane. The clamp body has bracket legs. Inwardly directed wedge-shaped clamping jaws are provided on the bracket legs. Side walls are located in both sides of the throughgoing passage parallel to the bracket plane so as to prevent bending out of a hose from the bracket plane.
Abstract: A cord closure for securely retaining flexible cord, drawstrings, and the like in a selected position includes a plunger member, a compression spring, a retaining ring, and a body housing. There is provided means for initially holding the plunger sub-assembly in a pre-assembled position with the spring being compressed so that the holes of the plunger member and body housing can be readily aligned for insertion of a cord. Once the cord is threaded through the aligned holes, the plunger member is depressed downwardly and released to allow the spring to expand and urge the plunger member to move up axially, thereby locking the cord between the plunger member and the body housing.
Abstract: A preferably palm-sized cleat which is generally oval in shape defines a passageway for a line to pass completely through the body of the cleat. The body of the cleat has mutually resilient sides which bias internal structure in the body into a locked mode in which the line is gripped by the internal structure and will not slide through the passage way. When the sides of the body are squeezed together, the line is freed and will move freely in either direction through the passageway.
Abstract: An apparatus for linking a cable to an object comprising a first element having a first channel passing therethrough which receives a connector that fixedly links the first element to the object. The first element also has a second channel passing therethrough which intersects the first channel and through which the cable extends. In addition, the apparatus is comprised of a blocker disposed in the first channel for preventing the connector from being removed. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus includes a second element having a chamber, and a third channel passing therethrough and intersecting the chamber such that the chamber can receive the first element, and the second channel and third channel align so the cable can extend through the first element and the second element by way of the second channel and third channel.
Abstract: A fastener and removal tool adapted for manually securing and thereafter detaching two separate members in a preselected spatial relationship is disclosed. The fastener includes an elongate shaft, an inlet means mounted on a first shaft end, and a catch means mounted on an opposing shaft end. The removal tool includes a handle and a rod having a laterally-extending finger. The tool is adapted to be inserted into the fastener for purposes of subsequently applying a longitudinally-directed force against the fastener, thereby effecting a collapse of the fastener sufficient to permit the retraction of the fastener from its engagement with the connected members.
Abstract: A necklace, brace, hoop, strap, choker, bracelet or anklet wherein a flexible component has a free end and a second end carrying a coupling which can releasably engage the free end. When the free end is disengaged from the coupling, the flexible component can serve to support a single pendant, two or more pendants, a string of pearls, other beads, stones and/or analogous decorative objects. The number and/or distribution of the objects can be altered as soon as the free end is disengaged from the coupling. The overall length of the flexible component can be reduced by cutting off a portion at the free end.
Abstract: An anchor system and method of use for securement to a fixed anchor point at an elevated position on a structure. The system comprises a rope arranged to be extended between the elevated position and a lower position, and slidable connection device. The connection device is arranged to be releasably secured to the fixed anchor point and comprises a flexible tubular member woven of strands of fibers. The tubular member has a pair of ends, each of which includes an extension projecting therefrom. Each extension is bent back over itself and inserted into the tubular member to form a loop. A connector is mounted on one of the loops and is arranged to be releasably secured to the fixed anchor. The rope extends through the tubular member, with the tubular member having a sufficiently large internal diameter that the rope may slide therethrough.
Abstract: A steering wheel cover is removable and adjustable to fit different sizes of steering wheels. Once adjusted to fit a particular size of steering wheel, the steering wheel cover can be placed upon and removed from the steering wheel without altering the adjustment setting. The steering wheel cover comprises a cover member which substantially encloses a steering wheel and is retained over the steering wheel by a shock cord which is slidably attached to the peripheral edge of the cover member. The length of the shock cord is adjusted through the use of a barrel lock placed on the shock cord.