Abstract: A buckle located around a resilience strap and a method of manufacturing includes a resilient strap material provided on a continuous basis and having a particular width and thickness. The strap material is stretched to reduce the width and thickness of the strap material at a particular position. A mold member is provided to form a buckle and the buckle is molded around the strap at the particular position where the strap material is reduced in width and thickness to increase the friction between the buckle and the strap material.
Abstract: A covered buckle comprises an upper annular member of inverted U cross-section into which is telescoped a lower annular member of U-shaped cross-section having a generally upstanding outer peripheral leg which either cants outwardly or is provided with an outwardly extending lip and an upstanding inner peripheral leg provided at its top with upstanding serrations to ensure adequate gripping and retention of even thin coverings.
Abstract: A buckle comprising a decorative outer frame having a circumferential top wall and opposed depending side walls extending rearwardly of the top wall. A channel is defined between the depending side walls under the top wall. A casted back member is provided with a projection portion which is configured to be received in the channel. The outer frame is retained on the casted back member by bending the outer one of the side walls under the projection portion which is received at least in part in the channel. The casted back may have a variety of designs and attachments all formed in a single casting.
Abstract: Improved belt buckle construction adapted to receive a removable flexible belt loop and having material covering fixedly secured onto a belt buckle frame, the frame having raised sides on two opposite edges forming a recessed flat section for protecting a material covering wrapped around the buckle frame and extending between said opposite edges, extensions at one end of the belt buckle extending in opposite directions of the raised edges for forming a hinge element for engaging a flanged locking member disposed to have a claw grabbing surface for securing a belt strap end against the adjacent surface of the mating material covering, the flanged locking member having snap tabs at the free end thereof and for engaging snap formed tabs extending in an opposite direction of the raised sides located or positioned at the other end of the belt buckle from the hinged elements, and intermediate clamp elements for engaging a folded strap section in fixed relation to the belt frame.
Abstract: A pillar loop for belts, such as seat belts in cars or the like, and particularly the type of pillar loop which is secured to a vehicle and having a belt extending therethrough for guidance of the latter. The pillar loop is of round steel which can be constructed in a simplified manner in comparison with known methods. As mentioned above, it has heretofore been necessary to use plate material for securing pillar loops which are made of round steel, for instance, to a car wall.
Abstract: A restraint system for an automotive vehicle or the like includes a seat belt and a shoulder strap. The shoulder strap has one end anchored to a retractor mounted on the vehicle body and the other end to a buckle. An intermediate portion of the shoulder strap extends through a slot in a bracket which is secured to the vehicle body. A liner of smooth plastic material is provided about the slot in the bracket to cover the raw metal edges and thereby prevent cutting of belt fibers, folding over, bunching, or otherwise overstressing the belt.