And Hook Patents (Class 24/318)
  • Patent number: 9725029
    Abstract: A strap tightener for securing cargo is disclosed. The tightener includes a base frame and a handling frame, which pivotally connect to form a vee structure. The base frame is connected to the handling frame by inserting a pivot into pivot hole thereof. Each of two ends of the pivot is ringed with a protection loop and a ratchet wheel. The protection loop is composed of a flange for being blockedly fixed on the pivot hole and a sleeve for penetrating into the pivot hole. The sleeve can protect the pivot hole to prevent it from being directly pressed by the pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: The Ratchet Depot, Inc.
    Inventor: Yeh-Chien Chou
  • Publication number: 20150089776
    Abstract: A hammock suspension device for guiding a guy rope. The device comprising a base body in which two apertures and a receptacle for inserting a retaining loop formed by the guy rope are disposed. The two apertures are on top of one another in the longitudinal direction of the hammock suspension device. The upper aperture which is oriented toward the fastening point of the guy rope displays a guide duct for introducing the guy rope into the hammock suspension device, which guide duct enables a deflection of the guy rope in this region, from approximately the longitudinal direction of the hammock suspension device to approximately the transverse direction of said hammock suspension device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: LA SIESTA GmbH
    Inventor: Jean-Chrisophe Meillan
  • Publication number: 20140338157
    Abstract: A loop engaging G-hook with a metal interior having a polymer covering. The metal interior remains uncovered in selected regions which engage the connection strap and loops during use. One uncovered region may be a wave-form crossbar in a threading eyelet engaging the strap. Another uncovered portion may define an inwardly projecting ridge disposed along the inboard edge of the hooking arm adapted to extend through the loops. The selective combination of bare and covered metal provides a high level of strength in a low profile hook structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher A.J. Iannello, Martin J. Nilsen, Craig E. Ernst, JR.
  • Patent number: 8540195
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bag holder frame having a first rectangular ring-shaped member and a second rectangular ring-shaped member. The first rectangular ring-shaped member may have a first cross-member and a second cross-member connected together via a first base and a first top portion, wherein the first top portion has a first slot and a second slot. The second rectangular ring-shaped member may have a third cross-member and a fourth cross-member connected together via a second base and a second top portion, wherein the second top portion has a third slot and a fourth slot. In addition, the first cross-member and the third cross-member are connected via a first hinge present at a medial portion of the first cross-member and the third cross-member, wherein the second cross-member and the fourth cross-member are connected via a second hinge present at a medial portion of the second cross-member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Shirley E. Astwood
  • Patent number: 8225970
    Abstract: Buckles for releasably connecting a first object and a second object. Example buckles may include a base including a first upstanding wall including a first boss extending therefrom and a second upstanding wall including a second boss extending therefrom. A housing may be mounted to a connector. The housing may include a hook section shaped to engage the first boss and the second boss and including a mouth for receiving the first boss and the second boss therethrough. A trigger may be configured to selectively obstruct the mouth. The trigger may include a first leg, a second leg, and one or more actuators operative to move the first leg and the second leg generally towards each other such that the first leg and the second leg may pass between the first boss and the second boss as the first boss and the second boss pass through the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Evenflo Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Ventrola
  • Publication number: 20090139066
    Abstract: The present invention relates to straps and more particularly to straps used to hold sinks in place during and after the installation of the sink. The invention comprises a strap with attachment devices and a locking device that allows for the adjustment of the strap when the attachment devices are attached to hooks located along the edges of an opening cut for a sink. When the sink is installed into place, an end of each strap is adjusted and locked into place by the locking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Leonard Eriksson
  • Patent number: 7520031
    Abstract: A connector for detachably interconnecting a number of strips (3), each of which has at least one perforation (4) and which in at least one mutual connection position is flush with the perforations (4) in the other strips (3). The connector (1,10,16,21,26,31,36) comprises at least one pin (6,20,25,30,37) and at least one hook (5,8,9;11,14,15;17,18,19;22,23,24;27,28,29) attached to the at least one pin, the at least one pin is engaging the flush perforations in the strips in the connected state of these at the same time as the at least one hook is encompassing the strips, and the strips are detachably interconnected only by means of said at least one pin and said at least one hook. The connector has a simple construction and is able to easily and quickly connect two or more strips immediately in positions where co-operating perforations are flush with each other without the need to first pass the strips through the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas Dahl
  • Patent number: 7506679
    Abstract: A fastener module suitable for use with a window covering having a plurality of openable rows is provided. More particularly, the fastener module enables engagement and disengagement of control cords from panels of a window covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Teh Yor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fu-Lai Yu, Chin-Tien Huang, Shun-Chi Yu
  • Publication number: 20080110204
    Abstract: An adornment assembly linked by clasp members is described. The present invention comprises a plurality of basal bodies, each comprising a hook on one end and an extending member. The present invention has a simple structure, allowing easy and convenient assembly and disassembly of basal bodies without use of an additional device such as a specially designed tool or instrument as required for existing products. At the same time, the present invention allows a secure assembly until a user rotates a basal body to dissemble. Therefore, the present invention satisfies customers' desires for versatile designs and for following rapidly changing jewelry trends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: DongGuan Guoli Metal & Plastic Manufacturer Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Chi Hung Suen
  • Publication number: 20080078070
    Abstract: Described is a snap-on buckle. The snap-on buckle comprises a buckle configured to receive an attachment device, the buckle including at least one break away point and a snap, insert molded into the buckle, that is configured to releasably attach to a surface of a mobile terminal. In an alternate embodiment, the snap-on buckle comprises a buckle configured to receive an attachment device, the buckle including at least one break away point and an attachment means, insert molded into the buckle, that is configured to releasably attach to a surface of a mobile terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Amir Weiss, Henry Grossfeld, Charles Torzilli, David M. Bauer, Mark Lamont
  • Patent number: 7343648
    Abstract: A securing strap arrangement, typically for securing luggage or other items, has a resiliently extensible length portion, and a substantially non-resiliently extensible length portion including an arrangement for varying effective length of the non-resiliently extensible length portion. In a preferred embodiment, the arrangement includes a tensioner grip that stretches the extensible length portion, and a tension grip locator arranged such that the tensioner grip is releasably engageable with the tension grip locater in one of a plurality of location positions that are spaced apart in the longitudinal direction of the securing strap arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Inventor: Stephen James Shaw
  • Patent number: 7051407
    Abstract: A brassiere strap clasp is used to hold either a cloth strap or a bead strap. The brassiere strap clasp has a body and a clamp. The clamp is pivotally attached to the body and has multiple teeth that extend toward the body. The cloth straps and the bead straps can pass through the brassiere strap clasp and are held by the teeth on the clamp. Also, the brassiere strap clasp can be used to adjust the length of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Yu-Li Hsu
  • Patent number: 6941622
    Abstract: A hook is capable of hooking a chain at a desired length. The hook comprises a hook body, and a buckle above the hook body. The buckle has a U shape opening. Width of the shape opening is confined by the size of a chain to be hung. The buckle, has a penetrating groove which penetrates two inner sides of the buckle and one outer side of the buckle. A spring and a movable shaft pass through the penetrating groove. The movable shaft is positioned by a pin so that the spring is compressed by the movable shaft and the movable shaft will not drop out of the buckle. A notch is formed at a predetermined portion of the movable shaft. A semi-round groove is formed at a coupling portion of the buckle and the notch, and the semi-round groove is positioned across the two inner sides of the buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: Rung Te Hung
  • Patent number: 6802109
    Abstract: A self-locking fixing loop with adjustment of an attachment strap comprises a base equipped with a clasp for hooking a retaining ring thereon, and an operating button movable between a closed position and an open position of the loop, respectively to hold and release said retaining ring. A spring locks the operating button in the closed position, and a ring adjusts the length of the strap, said ring being inserted between the button and the base opposite the clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Hede, Paul Petzl
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6499201
    Abstract: A garment fastener, especially for lingerie and swimsuits has elongated loops on each fastener half from the outer bar of which an attachment flange extends. The attachment flange is a sewing flange and/or welding flange and the fabric strip passing through the slot of the loop is stitched and/or welded to the attachment flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Fildan Accessories Corporation
    Inventors: Gerhard Fildan, Karl Wanzenböck
  • Patent number: 6484373
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a latch for coupling tether straps attached to child vehicle seats to anchorages provided on the vehicle, e.g., anchorages provided on the package shelf of the vehicle or anchorages located at the crease of the seat bottom and seat back. The latch provides advantages over the common “T” hook currently in use, including a push button remote from the hook of the latch. In addition, the latch may include an opening for attachment of the tether strap. In one preferred embodiment, the latch further includes a plate which is coupled to a strap length adjuster, the plate and adjuster being pivotally connected to permit side-to-side rotation of the adjuster relative to the latch to prevent bunching or twisting of the strap which can cause the belt to loose its ability to uniformly distribute a load across its width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Barrett
  • Patent number: 6009604
    Abstract: A front closure for a brassiere has male and female parts which have frame portions through which fabric parts of the respective cups can pass for attaching these cup portions to the closure members. The male member has a bar received in a trough or channel of the female member and is locked in place releasably by a partial rotation of the male member about the axis of the bar. The bar can be inserted at least in part transversely to the channel or trough when the plane of the male member is transverse to the plane of the female member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Inventor: Gerhard Fildan
  • Patent number: 5274887
    Abstract: A swivel hook assembly comprises a web-engaging member adapted for engaging a web and having a pivotal hole formed therein and a hook member including a hook body and a coupling member for pivotally joining the hook body with the web-engaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K.K.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Fudaki
  • Patent number: 5127137
    Abstract: A universal swivel hook includes a U-shaped member with a bowed base to resist longitudinal forces from a web, and a hook arrangement coupled to the U-shaped member for connection to a hoop. The hook and U-shape member are connected to allow swiveling along two orthogonal axes. The U-shaped member also includes stop to limit the longitudinal movement of the web to avoid bunching of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: American Cord & Webbing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Mark J. Krauss
  • Patent number: 4872226
    Abstract: A method and means for positioning bedfast patients where the apparatus includes a rectangular pad which dwells on the bed surface and extends at least from above the shoulders of the patient to a point at least below the hip areas. Pairs of straps are secured to the pad and extend transversely across the pad in substantial alignment with the shoulders and hip areas, respectively, of the patient. Hand gripping loops are formed in the strap elements adjacent the side edges of the pad. Slide buckles are secured to the strap elements which extend outwardly from the side edges of the pad, and hook elements are secured thereto for securement to bed rails and the like to temporarily hold a patient in a side rest position, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Assignee: Robert Lonardo
    Inventor: Robert Lonardo