And Clasp Patents (Class 24/316)
  • Patent number: 11686253
    Abstract: A through-flow gas turbine engine includes a core comprising multiple spools rotatable about a center axis. An accessory gearbox (AGB) is drivingly engaged to the core and disposed aft of the outlet. A reduction gearbox (RGB) is drivingly engaged to the core and disposed forward of the inlet. The RGB has an RGB output to provide rotational output to a rotatable load. An electric motor is drivingly engaged to the rotatable load. An electric generator is configured to provide electrical power to the electric motor. the electric motor and the electric generator are disposed axially adjacent one another, and axially between the outlet and the AGB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventor: Guy Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 11388939
    Abstract: An earless filter mask includes an inner fabric layer, a first filter layer, a second filter layer, an outer fabric layer, an elastic material, and an exhalation valve. The inner fabric layer, the first filter layer, the second filter layer, and the outer fabric layer are stacked and aligned, the elastic material is folded over an edge of the layers, and sewn together along the edge. The elastic material conforms the mask to a shape of a wearer's face and a first tapered end of the mask is removably connected to a second tapered end of the mask by a closure device that sits at the nape of the wearer's neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Marleen Myers Bergman
  • Patent number: 11039666
    Abstract: A buckle includes a plug and a socket, the plug and the socket each being attached to a predetermined member and being capable of being connected to and disconnected from each other. The plug includes an attachment portion configured to be attached to the predetermined member and a pair of leg portions extending in the same direction from the attachment portion. An engagement portion is formed at each leg portion. Each leg portion is bent at a plurality of bending points between the attachment portion and the engagement portion in an extending direction of each leg portion. A U-shaped bridge is provided on inner side surfaces of the pair of leg portions, the inner side surfaces facing each other at vicinities of respective distal end portions of the pair of leg portions, the U-shaped bridge connecting vicinities of the respective distal end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Legong Ma
  • Patent number: 10897964
    Abstract: Adjustable connectors disclosed herein are adapted to connect webbing, e.g., urethane coated webbing, to a buckle. The adjustable connector includes a baseplate, a tongue at a front end of the baseplate, a webbing aperture within the baseplate, and first and second walls extending perpendicularly from the baseplate. In certain embodiments, the adjustable connector includes a rotatable lock bar including a central portion having an outer surface and first and second tabs. In certain embodiments, a front edge of the webbing aperture comprises an arced front edge extending between side edges of the webbing aperture such that a distance between a center of the arced front edge of the webbing aperture and a back edge of the webbing aperture is greater than a respective distance between each of the ends of the arced front edge and the back edge of the webbing aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intertek Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Bradley, Leonard Shllaku
  • Patent number: 9947303
    Abstract: An adapter device is disclosed for removably securing a carrying strap to a guitar or other musical instrument provided with a strap mounting button. The adapter device includes a housing defining a cavity for receipt of a clamp member movably mounted to the housing. The housing has a strap stud and a threaded nut for securing the housing to the carrying musical instrument. The clamp member has an elongate slot for receipt of a shaft of the mounting button of the musical instrument. The clamp member further includes an enlarged cavity for receipt of an enlarged circular head of the mounting button to prevent the mounting button from pulling out of the slot in the clamp member. A latch member is movably mounted to the housing and movable from an unlocking position to a locking position covering the clamp member and securing the clamp member within the cavity of the housing. tab is provided on the latch member to secure the latch member in the locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Michael H. Dulin
  • Patent number: 9370223
    Abstract: A belt adjustment system includes a belt; a plurality of belt teeth carried by the belt; a belt clamp carried by the belt; a buckle carried by the belt clamp, the buckle accommodating the belt; a lever pivotally carried by the buckle; a tooth-engaging tab carried by the lever, the tooth-engaging tab positional between a tooth-engaging position wherein the tooth-engaging tab engages one of the plurality of belt teeth and a tooth-disengaging position wherein the tooth engaging tab disengages one of the plurality of belt teeth responsive to pivoting of the lever on the buckle; and a tab biasing mechanism normally biasing the tooth-engaging tab in the tooth-engaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SLIDEBELTS INC.
    Inventor: Brigham Thomas Taylor
  • Publication number: 20150121662
    Abstract: A container engagement retainment band for resiliently securing selectively about the surface of a container with a universal clip extending therefrom. The attachment clip provides dual selective access portions for band engagement by deformable adjacent ring portions allowing for clip placement and positioning about the band and selective attachment portion access via displacement of aligned portion thereon dependent on user's need or preference use accessibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Carla DeGrouchy
  • Publication number: 20150096152
    Abstract: The connection device (1) comprises a coupling connector (5) in the form of an open ring (5a) with a closure finger (5b), which is rendered permanently integral, by means of an articulated connection or by means of a rigid connection, with a connection apparatus (4) which can ensure the selective connection to a rope (3). The manipulation of the connection device is thus facilitated, and the risks of incorrect relative positioning of the coupling connector (5) and the connection apparatus (4) are avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Lefebvre, Mathieu Mansuy, Romain Molliex
  • Publication number: 20150074949
    Abstract: A split type hanging buckle can include a main body and a connection part. Wherein a buckle base, in which a buckling cavity is formed, may be arranged on the hanging buckle main body, and an opening of the buckling cavity is divided into an inserting segment and a buckling segment that are connected with each other. A clamping neck may be formed at the position where the inserting segment is connected with the buckling segment. An aperture of the clamping neck can be equal to that of the buckling segment. At least one side of the clamping neck can be provided with an elastic clamping key. One end of an inserting shaft that can be inserted into the buckling cavity is provided with a clamping head. The diameter of the clamping head may be greater than the aperture of the buckling segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Hai Pin Tsai
  • Publication number: 20130312227
    Abstract: A reusable connecting device that includes a strap with a first end a second end, wherein the strap features teeth located on one of the ends. The reusable tie wrap includes a housing with an opening, which is configured to engage with the teeth of the strap. An attachment mechanism is located on the tie wrap, which is configured to allow for connection, disconnection and reconnection with an attachment mechanism of another device. The attachment mechanism may be a two part buckle enclosure or side-release buckle. In another embodiment, the reusable connecting device may also be coupled to an adjustable connecting device. The adjustable connecting device is configured to be secured to an object with which the reusable connecting device is to be utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Troy Wheelwright
  • Publication number: 20130286797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clasp comprising an extensible buckle for a wrist strap making it possible to control the length of the wrist strap. For this purpose, the clasp comprises: a first and a second strip (10, 11) which are articulated to one another at a first end; a first tie (12a) which is arranged at a second end of the first strip (10) for connection to a first strand of the wrist strap; a second tie (13) which is arranged at a second end of the second strip (11) for connection to a second strand of the wrist strap; and means for displacing the second tie (13) with respect to the end of the second strip (11) in a manner to adjust the length of the wrist strap. The second tie (13) is connected to a cradle (16) which is arranged in a housing (17) located on the second strip (10). The housing (17) comprises two opposite walls (18, 18?) along which the cradle (16) can slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Georges Leger
  • Patent number: 8365364
    Abstract: A buckle attachment device is provided for removably securing a buckle and a strap to form a unified strap object, such as a belt. The buckle attachment device enables a user to select one of a wide variety of buckles to be coupled with one of a wide variety of straps that may be custom cut to a desired length. The selected buckle and strap are then removably secured by the user to the buckle attachment device without the need for specialized tools or additional binding components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Buckle-Down, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Labelson, Jason H. Dorf
  • Patent number: 8242916
    Abstract: An RFID tag has an IC chip and an antenna connected to the IC chip, the RFID tag including: a spacer that has elasticity; a first locking section that is formed around the IC chip; a second locking section that is arranged in a position apart from the first locking section across the spacer, is displaced toward the first locking section and locked on the first locking section by pressing force with which the spacer is pressed, and applies reactive force against the pressing force around the IC chip via the first locking section when the pressing force is removed; and a destruction section that destroys the IC chip or the antenna with the reactive force from the second locking section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignees: Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventors: Shunji Baba, Shigeru Hashimoto, Tsuyoshi Niwata
  • Patent number: 7631399
    Abstract: A cable holder is provided with an attachment portion to be attached to a strap retainer of a portable device, and a holder plate portion having a plurality of supporting projections. The attachment portion is provided with at least one claw to engage with the strap retainer. The claw elastically deforms for attaching/detaching the cable holder. A cable hole for inserting the cable is formed between two contiguous supporting projections. The cable is threaded in the cable hole between the supporting projections. With friction between the supporting projections and the cable, the cable is prevented from being unplugged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuo Soumi
  • Patent number: 7559123
    Abstract: A side release buckle includes a female buckle member, which has two female coupling arms each having a forwardly extending coupling hole and a side opening, a male buckle member, which has two forwardly extending spring arms and two male coupling arms respectively forwardly extending from the spring arms and insertable with the spring arms into the coupling holes of the female coupling arms for engagement with the side openings of the female coupling arms, and an adapter member, which has a mounting base that is inserted into a receiving space between the female coupling arms of the female buckle member before connection of the male buckle member and locked thereto after connection of the male buckle member and a coupling device at the top side for fastening to an external object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Nifco Taiwan Corporation
    Inventor: Yao-Ming Yang
  • Patent number: 7238433
    Abstract: A plated automotive part and method of plating are provided. One or more semi-bright finish layers of nickel are plated onto an automotive part. One or more bright finish layers of nickel are plated onto the outermost, semi-bright finish layer of nickel. One or more layers of an alloy are plated onto the outermost, bright-finish layer of nickel. The alloy has a Vickers hardness of 400 VHN or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Shigetsugu Nakamura, Yoshihiko Kawai, Ichiro Horide
  • Patent number: 6598273
    Abstract: An identification badge is connected to a lanyard using at least two connectors. One of the connectors securely connects a fixture which clasps the identification badge to a buckle. The other connector securely connects the buckle to the lanyard. The connectors are configured to position the badge flat on the shirt or blouse of the wearer so that the visibility of the badge is maximized. The size of the connectors is maintained small. Furthermore, assembly of a lanyard, badge, and buckle combination is made more efficient by making the connectors quick-connect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: J.A.M. Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce J. Buettell
  • Publication number: 20030046797
    Abstract: An identification badge is connected to a lanyard using at least two connectors. One of the connectors securely connects a fixture which clasps the identification badge to a buckle. The other connector securely connects the buckle to the lanyard. The connectors are configured to position the badge flat on the shirt or blouse of the wearer so that the visibility of the badge is maximized. The size of the connectors is maintained small. Furthermore, assembly of a lanyard, badge, and buckle combination is made more efficient by making the connectors quick-connect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventor: Bruce J. Buettell
  • Patent number: 6457215
    Abstract: A clasp for bracelet comprising a body whereof one of the sides is fixed to or integral with one of the ends of the bracelet and whereof the opposite side comprises a retaining element cooperating with a coupling member comprised by the other end of the bracelet. A cover is articulated on the clasp body so that it can move relative to the clasp body transversely with respect thereto and to the axis of the bracelet and pivot about a hinge pin parallel to the axis of the bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Cartier International B.V.
    Inventor: Philippe Martin
  • Patent number: 5896625
    Abstract: A clasp or catch for jewelry items or the like, comprises: a first member, for attachment to one end of a jewelry item, having two parallel sides and two transversal bars interconnecting the two sides; a second generally O-shaped but not closed member having one end pivoting around one of the two transversal bars, and the other end securely engaging the other of the two transversal bars; and a third member, for attachment to another end of the jewelry item, similar in construction to said first member, having at least one cross bar for retaining said other end of the second member when not engaged by said other of the two transversal bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Inventor: Brian S. Tanner
  • Patent number: 5662513
    Abstract: A clothing accessory device comprises a body part, a first fastener on the body part for coupling the body part to a strap of a brassiere, and a second fastener on the body part for coupling the body part to an article of clothing overlying the brassiere during use thereof. The second fastener includes a spring loaded mechanism or component for engaging and fixing the article of clothing relative to the body of the clothing accessory device. The spring loaded mechanism generally includes a pair of opposed jaws biased towards one another by a spring. The jaws may be slidably or translatably coupled and biased towards one another by a compression spring. One of the jaws is fixed to the body part of the clothing accessory device and the other jaw is provided on an ancillary member slidably coupled to the body part, the compression spring being disposed between the ancillary member and the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Assignee: Koh-I-Noor
    Inventor: Rostislav Cuhel
  • Patent number: 4488336
    Abstract: The invention relates to a buckling device of the type having a strap or other connecting means, a male and a female elements, means for retaining said strap and male and female catch means. Said catch means consist of a retaining volume of said female element and a protuberance of said male element. Two abutments of said male elements cooperate with two obstacle means of said female element in such a way that said male and female catch means are preserved from any traction forces applied to the buckling device. The removal of said abutments of said element from said obstacle means of said female element is produced by the crushing of an elastic means of the male element within a holding volume of the female element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1984
    Assignee: ITW de France
    Inventor: Gilbert Ambal
  • Patent number: 4306605
    Abstract: A connector for chains, particularly tire chains, comprises a substantially C-shaped main body (1) whose free arms (3,4) define an insertion gap (5). In a position lying opposite the insertion gap (5) the yoke portion (2) of the main body (1) has roof shaped surfaces (11,12) the apex line of which is intersected by the axis of a stepped bore (6) for receiving a retaining pin (7,14,19) and extends at a right angle to the place of the arms (3,4) and the yoke portion (2). The retaining pin (7,14,19) has an annular flange (8) and is held in its retaining position by means of at least one securing element (10) which is seated in a bore (9,17,18) intersecting the stepped bore (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Inventors: Erhard A. Weidler, Manfred Styrnol
  • Patent number: 4306602
    Abstract: A novel tire chain tightener for interconnecting opposed end links of a perimeter chain of a tire chain mounted on a tire includes an arcuate handle member including a free end and a lug end, the lug end being pivotally connected to an end link of the perimeter chain with the free end being insertable into an opposite end link of the perimeter chain and movable therethrough to draw up the perimeter chain into a locked position. The handle member is dimensioned for gripping by all of the fingers of an individual's hand and a catch is disposed adjacent the lug end for receiving and holding the opposite end link in a locked position. Additionally, the lug end is provided with an eyelet for pivotally receiving the end link with the catch including a notch having a circular portion configured for nesting the opposite end link in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Assignees: The Standard Steel Companies, Leland Waltuck, Brenda Berger
    Inventor: David J. Nestlen
  • Patent number: 4292749
    Abstract: A display device for a coupon clip is disclosed which is particularly suited for attachment to a grocery shopping cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1981
    Inventor: Claude E. Thomas