Abstract: A belt buckle assembly has at least one traction cable secured to a belt buckle. The traction cable has two free ends and a middle portion connecting the free ends. The buckle assembly comprises an end piece attached to the traction cable for vehicle-fixed mounting of the traction cable, and a holding part surrounding the traction cable. The holding part is arranged between the end piece and the belt buckle, and holds the traction cable in a deflected position.
Abstract: An add-a-bag assembly for luggage has a base attached to a top wall of the luggage and a buckle that is detachably received on the base. The base has a buckle-receiving portion defined by spaced-apart side walls, each of which has a front overhanging abutment surface that slopes downwardly and rearwardly from a front upper surface. A retainer boss projects laterally from each side wall of the buckle and engages one of the overhanging abutment surfaces of the side wall. Releasable rear locking surfaces on the base and the buckle located rearwardly of the bosses and overhanging abutment surfaces engage each other so as to prevent translatory forward movement of the buckle relative to the base and maintain the bosses on the buckle in engagement under the overhanging abutment surfaces of the base. Tab and slot detents latch the buckle in place. A strap is secured to the rear edge of the body portion of the buckle and is adapted to be joined to an article that is piggybacked on the luggage.
Abstract: A webbing insertion member for a seat belt is formed of a body having a through opening for allowing a webbing to pass therethrough, a slide portion formed on at least one side of the through opening to substantially contact the webbing, and a friction reducing material formed on the slide portion of the through opening for allowing the webbing to slide easily. Thus, efficiency of sliding of the webbing is improved significantly, to thereby reduce the failure of winding of the webbing into a retractor and facilitate withdrawal and winding of the webbing.
Abstract: A pivoting clip for joining a strap to a pair of goggles. The pivoting clip has a clip receiver mounted on the goggles, and a pivotable mount attached to the clip receiver, with a hinge pin for pivotally attaching the pivotable mount to the clip receiver. A pivot pin and pivot pin retainer pivotally mount a strap hanger and a ratchet pawl to the pivotable mount.
Abstract: A trouser belt, including a single-piece band with a first and second extremity, a box (1) fixed to the first extremity of the band, a plate (14) mounted so as to slide within the box (1) following the longitudinal direction and able to be linked to the second extremity by way of a buckle pin (12), at least one serration (18) longitudinally formed on the sliding plate (14), at least one tappet (25, 26) assembled in co-operation with the box in a longitudinal direction and including a protruding pin (21, 22), a helical spring (24) mounted so as to push the tappet (25, 26) in a position to lock the pin in the teeth of the serration. The mutual longitudinal movement of the box and the plate is therefore avoided, while pressure applied to the tappet against the pressure applied by the spring frees the pin from the serration to allow for the mutual longitudinal movement. A single coaxial spring (24) is implemented to at least one of said tappet (25, 26).
Abstract: A sewable tensionlock retainer for securing a tensionlock to a flexible article such as a strap. The retainer includes a tensionlock portion and a sewable funnel-shaped retainer portion having an internal cavity for receiving a flexible article. The retainer portion is provided with a sewing groove to receive stitches to permanently secure the flexible article in the internal cavity.
Abstract: A fastener for fastening a strap to an article having an end pin attached thereto, the fastener having a retention portion and an engagement portion defining a fastener aperture where movement of the engagement portion relative to the retention portion acts to close the fastener aperture about a reduced diameter portion of the end pin. A locking mechanism restricts movement of the engagement portion thereby maintaining the fastener aperture in its engagement position.
Abstract: A strap connector for connecting a strap to a goggle frame includes a first end having a longitudinal slot defined therein and a second end having a transverse slot defined therein. The second end further includes a wedge that tapers toward an end edge thereof, the wedge having a maximum width greater than a width of the longitudinal slot. The strap connector is bent so as to be connected to the goggle frame at a section between the first end thereof and the second end thereof. The wedge is partially received in the longitudinal slot of the strap connector. The strap is wound through the longitudinal slot, the transverse slot, and the longitudinal slot in sequence.
Abstract: A metal locking clasp for securing the free ends of watch bands, bracelets and the like, having a hook and bar joining mechanism that is held in place with a first pivoting lock plate and depending lock element, is provided with a second locking mechanism that is pivotally mounted for rotation from an open position that is displaced from the closed lock plate to a locked position. The second locking mechanism consists of a cover plate and a pair of depending pivot arms, the arms being mounted in the clasp frame sidewalls at the end oppose the free end of the band. The second locking mechanism is secured by engagement of projecting elements, such as bosses, which extend between the sidewalls and pivot arms and engage openings or recesses in the adjacent surface.
Abstract: A strapping system using a novel buckle wherein one end portion of the buckle is attached to one end of a flat non-metallic strap, and the other end of the strap is threaded though the buckle in such a manner that the strap is held securely in place, and wherein the buckle is of a unitary structure comprising the attaching end portion and the threaded end portion in which are located two outer parallel legs and a center leg with two slots respectively therebetween, and with the walls of the slot closest to the attaching end being generally parallel to each other and positioned at an angle of between 45.degree. and up to less than 90.degree. as measured from the top or bottom surface of the buckle depending on the orientation of the walls of the slot.
Abstract: An anchor for attaching a strap or belt to a panel is a one piece structure having a web attached to two flanges such that the flanges extend parallel to one another and spaced apart by a distance greater than the panel thickness. Each flange has a free end with a transverse aperture forming a loop to receive the strap therethrough. The panel has an arcuate slot near the edge. The free end of one of the flanges is passed through the slot to mount the anchor on the panel with the web within the slot and the loops beyond the edge of the panel to receive the belt in a fixed belt loop or an adjustable snubbing arrangement. The web has a curved inner margin to permit limited swivelling motion.
Abstract: A deflection fitting for a safety belt is provided, comprising an attachment section having an eyelet, a deflection web, and bent connection sections provided at each axial end of the deflection web and connecting the deflection web to the attachment section so that a closed ring is formed which surrounds a feed-through slot for a safety belt. The attachment section, the deflection web and the bent connection sections are formed integrally as a diecast part made of aluminium or an aluminium alloy.
Abstract: An alignment device for centering both ends of a belt relative to a U-shaped mount of a belt buckle. The inventive device includes a foldable web positionable about the U-shaped mount and including upper and lower spacing webs extending between the belt and respectively opposed upper and lower portions of the U-shaped mount to center the belt relative thereto so as to preclude tilting of the belt buckle relative to the belt.
Abstract: A belt is fastened to a clasp on one end and locked with its other end in various positions in the clasp. The clasp defines a gap between two parallel walls into which one end of the belt is inserted and is fastened or locked in the gap by at least one screw which presses the belt against a wall of the gap which is opposite to the screw.
Abstract: A belt with micro-adjustment buckle includes a male buckle and a female buckle. The male buckle means consists of a serrated plate and a securing element provided at an end of the serrated plate. An end of the belt is inserted through a securing element of the male buckle to lie flat against an inner side or outer side of the serrated plate which is fitted through a micro-adjustment frame of the female buckle and retained therein.
Abstract: An angled belt clip for diverse worn articles such as heart rate monitors, swimsuits and the like prevents slippage of the article from the proper location on the wearer's body. The clip is provided with an upwardly or downwardly angled portion which holds an elastic strap or the like at a different height or location on the wearer's body than the height or location of the article. Alternatively, the article can be provided with an angled portion.
Abstract: An attachment system for coupling an object such as a small pouch or case or a tool or flashlight to a belt, backpack, knapsack, vest or the like. The attachment system includes a tab which is sewn to the belt, backpack or etc. . . and which has an elevated region defining a key-like opening. The system also includes a coupling member having a key-like structure which may be inserted into the opening in the tab member, and which may be rotated between a position wherein the coupling member is secured to the tab member and a second position wherein the coupling member may be detached from the tab member. The coupling member may be attached to a pouch or small case. In another embodiment, the coupling member can releasably attach the shaft of a tool or flashlight.
Abstract: An alignment device for centering an end of a belt relative to a U-shaped mount of a belt buckle. The inventive device includes a folded web positionable about the U-shaped mount and including upper and lower spacing webs extending between the belt and respectively opposed upper and lower portions of the U-shaped mount to center the belt relative thereto so as to preclude tilting of the belt buckle relative to the belt.
Abstract: An attachment element is made up of a middle part and two lateral movable parts linked to this middle part. In the middle part, a slot-like recess is provided in order to receive a belt, strap or loop. Using the lateral parts it is then possible for the attachment element to be connected with the flat piece of material. In this respect the middle part is arranged parallel to the edge of the flat piece of material, whereas the two lateral parts fit respectively around the flat piece of material, such as sheeting laying on opposite sides of the flat piece of material. The attachment element is able to be attached adjacent to the flat piece of material in different ways.
Abstract: A clasp assembly for selectively connecting and disconnecting a pair of bands which define a watch bracelet is described. The clasp assembly includes a male coupling defined by a housing and a depending insert, and a female coupling having an inside wall which defines an opening that is sized to selectively receive the insert of the male coupling. The clasp assembly also includes a pair of tab members which overlie the insert for selectively engaging the female coupling member along the inside wall thereof. The clasp assembly further includes a spring which is operatively connected between the two tab members to enable the user to selectively lock and unlock the insert from the female coupling.
Abstract: A fixing loop for a chin-strap of a safety helmet having a female retaining stud subdivided by an internal partition into two staggered compartments and a male clipping tab equipped with a locking spur, said tab being designed to be fitted into one of the compartments by passing through a slot. The other compartment permits V-shaped criss-crossing of a strap through other slots.
Abstract: A harness assembly for a backpack includes a pair of straps, a pair of right angle cinch rings, and a buckle. The right angle cinch rings allow the straps to be tightened on the chest of the wearer by pulling on the strap ends which are around the wearer's waist and fastening the buckle. The right angle cinch rings maintain the tightness of the straps on the wearer's chest when the buckle is loosened, preventing the pack from sliding down the wearer's back.
Abstract: A snap hook and complementary buckle member having a connector assembly for connecting the snap hook to the buckle and having increased holding power when under a load including a buckle member having a male connector member to be attached to the snap hook having an elongate stem with first and second opposite ends and a shoulder formed on the first end of the stem having a predetermined shape and exterior dimensions, a snap hook including a female receptor member for receiving the shoulder therein having a tapered channel extending therethrough with a first tapered end, a second opposite flared end and a side wall therebetween forming the channel, the interior dimensions of the first tapered end being smaller, and the interior dimensions of the second flared end being larger, than the exterior dimensions of the shoulder, and at least one slot formed through the side wall of the channel having a first end open to the tapered end and extending along the side wall toward the flared end to terminate in a second
Abstract: An adjustable, conductive body strap utilizing a connector securing a strip of material held in a closed loop with a mechanical connector with the interior surface of the strip of material being electrically conductive. An electrical connector connects the conductive surface of the strip of material to a connection point to provide for external electrical ground connection. The mechanical connector secures one end of the strip of material in place. The mechanical connector adjustably secures the opposite end of the strip of material.
March 27, 1989
Date of Patent:
July 28, 1992
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
Abstract: A belt strap is provided having a non-circular opening formed through one end portion thereof and a plurality of apertures formed through and spaced along the other end portion thereof. A belt fastener is provided including an adornment assembly for mounting from the outer side of the belt strap about the opening therethrough and a belt length adjusting assembly for mounting on the inner side of the belt strap about the opening formed therethrough. One of the assemblies includes a projection snugly received through the opening and the other assembly includes a threaded shank threadedly engaged in a threaded bore formed in the projection and the two assemblies define abutment surfaces between which portions of the belt strap disposed about the opening are received.
Abstract: An adjustable metal antistatic bracelet having a metal-link expansion wristband. A metal connector channel connects the ends of said wristband together, there being an end flange at each channel end and which extends into a gap between lower links. At one wristband end, tangs hold down an endmost link so that the end flange remains in a gap. At the other end, different types of means operate selectively to hold the end flange in a gap. An insulating cover snaps onto the channel, and incorporates a grounding stud and means to electrically connect the stud to the channel.
Abstract: The helmet comprises a crown (1) with belts (2) which are blocked from moving with respect to the crown by means of buckles (3). The belts are wound on the buckles. The buckles are inserted in slits (6) formed on the crown (1) along its entire thickness. Recesses (7) are formed on the external surface of the crown. The buckles (3) fit into the recesses so that the external surface of the buckles is essentially on the level of the external surface of the crown (1).
Abstract: A dual-release fastener which permits the use of straps without fastening holes, eliminating the risk of the straps breaking. The fastener has a set of levers disposed on opposite sides of the first strap end which is being releasably secured. The second strap end is affixed to the fastening mechanism. The set of levers are coupled together so that the free strap end can be released by either lever.
Abstract: The invention is an apparatus for securing together segments of an elongated member such as an extension cord. The apparatus includes means for engaging at least one segment of the elongated member and a band member for wrapping around additional segments of the elongated member and having surfaces that releasably adhere to maintain the segments of the elongated members in a bundle.
Abstract: A multi-looped cane retaining strap arranged to be releasably connected to a cane user's wrist and a cane, includes a wrist portion and a flexible cord attached to one another by a swivel device. The wrist portion includes a molded body with a transverse slot formed at one end and a soft flexible strip of material attached at the other end. The flexible material is inserted through the transverse slot and fastened by a loop-and-pile fastener to the user's wrist. The flexible cord is adjustable in length and size of the loop for retaining the cane. The multi-looped cane retaining strap provides for the cane to be in close proximity to the user in order to alleviate the inconveniences associated with cane use.
Abstract: What is disclosed is a device which allows small animals to be tethered by a leash in vehicles and which allows the handler to quickly attach and detach the animal's leash to a car safety belt keeper member.
Abstract: A fastening device comprised of an elastic band permanently attached at one end either in a utilitarian sense or in a static sense and temporarily attached at the other end, of which is adjustable by pulling on this unattached end, to a simple clasp with holes of a similar diameter as the elastic band and of which secures the band to a specific total circumference and range of tensile strength by the force of friction generated between the band and clasp.
Abstract: A belt buckle plate having a rear face formed with a pair of axis-defining pivots one of which is a radially closed eye and the other of which has a radially open slot. A loop adapted to engage through the end of a belt has a short pintle and a long pintle extending in the same direction from the loop in line with one another. The short pintle normally extends on the axis through the eye pivot and the long pintle normally extends in a fully engaged position on the axis through and at least a predetermined axial distance in one axial direction past the slotted pivot. A retainer formation is provided on the rear face spaced axially less than the predetermined distance in the one direction from the slotted pivot and normally bearing radially on the long pintle in the fully engaged position thereof to hold it in the slotted pivot. A radial projection is provided on the long pintle axially offset in the one axial direction in the fully engaged position thereof from the slotted pivot by the predetermined distance.
Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement in a loop fitting or locking tongue for retractor-type safety belts, forming a slot (13) for the passage of the belt strap and reorientation of the path of the strap over an edge of the slot. The loop fitting or locking tongue is coated with a layer (11) of plastic material, and an edge lining (14) of another plastic material than said plastic layer and having low-friction properties is mounted as a separate element on said edge. The edge lining is let into the surface of the plastic layer, and hook-shaped marginal portions (15) of the lining engage shoulders (16) formed by the plastic layer at the front and rear sides of the loop fitting or locking tongue.
May 25, 1983
Date of Patent:
July 9, 1985
Hans Sylven, Leif Ennerdal, Lars-Eije Berg
Abstract: A strap guide is made of synthetic resin and comprises a wing integral with a hollow rectangular frame or strap body, the wing having a plurality of needle-penetratable portions spaced from one another at equal intervals for the passage therethrough of a sewing needle. The wing includes a plurality of parallel spaced ribs and the needle-penetratable portions are defined between two adjacent ones of the ribs. Each rib has a pair of sidewalls converging toward each other for guiding the sewing needle into an adjacent one of the needle-penetratable portions when the needle is thrust in.
Abstract: At one of the extremities of the bracelet, which is formed of two rows of rectangular side links (1,2) and of a middle row of rectangular wider links (3), is arranged an end piece (6) having the appearance of two side links and of a middle link. This piece (6) is fixed to a clasp (5) by the intermediary of a slide (7). The piece (6) presents a series of lateral holes and the slide a corresponding hole which one can bring, according to choice, face to face with one or the other of the holes of the piece (6) in order to exactly adapt the length of the bracelet to the wrist. A pin driven into the holes which coincide secures (6) and (7) with regard to one another. Thus finds itself made possible the precise adjusting of the length of bracelets with large rectangular links.
Abstract: A belt fastener for a belt having a pierced end and a looped end. A threaded post is attached to the pierced end of the belt and a washer is hingedly attached to the looped end of the belt. The washer receives the threaded post and a threaded fastener threadedly engages the threaded post and retains the washer on the post to fasten the belt.
Abstract: A heat-recoverable wrap-around device made from heat-shrinkable sheet material is provided with mechanical retaining means which co-operate with opposed edge regions of the sheet material so that after recovery about a substrate such as an electrical cable, the device lies substantially flush with the substrate without protuberances. The mechanical retaining means is preferably a buckle which is shaped to conform with the substrate and in which the sheet material is held by frictional forces.
December 20, 1978
Date of Patent:
December 2, 1980
Bruno J. F. Lagardere, Richard C. Sovish
Abstract: An adjustable ring or similar article of jewelry having a mesh band which carries a clasp at one end capable of gripping the band adjacent its other end when the band is looped about the finger so as to form a closed ring. The clasp base is crimped to the band end by a bent flange; a clip hinged to the base has side flanges. When the band free-end is threaded through the clasp and the clip is closed, the flanges engage the band and lock it in looped configuration.
Abstract: A buckle adjustable for belts of different widths includes a flat rectangular housing open at its top and bottom and a pair of guide members including outer channel shaped tracks and vertical front plates extending through and slidably engaging the housing openings and retained in preselected positions by bowed leaf springs entrapped between the housing front wall and respective slide plates. Belt anchoring vertical tongues project inwardly from the outer trailing ends of the guide members and are rearwardly offset from the tracks and a curved belt eyelet engaging tongue is mounted on the housing rear wall.