Including Structure Linking And Allowing Variations In Separation Between Opposite-guide-contacting Portions Of Component Patents (Class 24/439)
  • Publication number: 20150096202
    Abstract: A sports boot includes a sole fixed to an upper having an ankle portion and a forefoot portion. Lateral and medial articulating cable or lace guides are provided in the upper generally between the ankle portion and the forefoot portion. Each of the cable guides define a flexible and elongate arcuate channel for guiding the cable, preferably having fluted ends. Installation panels are provided adjacent each end of the flexible channels. An intermediate installation panel extends outwardly from the arcuate channel and does not significantly interfere with flexure of the arcuate channel. Therefore, the portion of the flexible channel away from the installation panels forms a natural hinge. The channel may be configured to flex such that the spacing between the ends of the channel may vary by more than three centimeters. The upper may be provided with deep U-shaped cutouts that generally co-extend with the U-shaped cable guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: K-2 CORPORATION
    Inventors: Treu M. Hahnenberger, William B. Hall
  • Patent number: 8116477
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fit adjuster for a neckband type headset, which includes a headset band and a pair of earpieces connected to both ends of the headset band and placed on the ears of a user. The fit adjuster includes at least one opening formed at a stress concentration portion of the headset band; and an adjustment pin inserted into the opening to be movable in a longitudinal direction of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Jae Lee, Ki-Yeol Yoon, Ki-Taek Kim, Young-Ki Kim, Jae-Chul Jin
  • Patent number: 7971279
    Abstract: An opening and closure mechanism for a zipper, the mechanism including a resilient elastic band or strap secured to the zipper handle with opposing ends of the resilient elastic strap being secured to at least one side of the waist band closure, and preferably opposing ends of the resilient elastic strap being secured to opposing sides of the waist band closure such that separating the waist band closure causes the resilient elastic strap to open the zipper closure mechanism by retracting the zipper handle downwardly; and closure of the waist band fastener releases tension on the resilient elastic strap allowing the resilient elastic strap to retract the zipper upwardly to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventors: Edward A. Abanto, Rimah A. Abanto
  • Patent number: 7424889
    Abstract: An interface mechanism is provided that removably unites a carbon dioxide absorption canister with a patient breathing circuit on a ventilator. The interface mechanism includes a cradle that is moveably positioned between a first position and a second position, wherein in the first position, the canister is coupled to the cradle and the cradle is positioned such that the canister is in fluid communication with the breathing circuit. In the second position, the canister is removable from the cradle and the cradle extends at an angle from the patient breathing circuit. The interface mechanism advantageously provides visual indication when the canister is removed and the breathing circuit is operating as a closed loop system, without CO2 filtration. The mechanism also facilitates efficient and accurate fluid connection between the carbon dioxide absorption canister and the breathing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: The General Electric Company
    Inventor: James N. Mashak
  • Publication number: 20080066270
    Abstract: A slider 20 for a fluid tight slide fastener has upper and lower plates 21, 22 joined together by a guide post 23. A guide plate 24 is formed on the guide post 23 to cooperate with the upper and lower plates 21, 22 to guide the coupling elements and sealing lips of the slide fastener into engagement in conjunction with side flanges 27, 28 on the upper and lower plates 21, 22. The slider is integrally formed; such as by die casting or moulding. To facilitate moulding the guide plate 24 may be thickened at its leading end 32 and provided with a tapered edge, and connected to the upper plate 21 by a web 29 at its trailing end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Shigeyoshi Takazawa, Morimasa Yoneoka
  • Patent number: 7052045
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for labeling the spine or edge of a binder. In an embodiment, the device comprises a housing, a clip attached to the housing and a label encased within the housing. The housing further comprises a base portion and a cover portion, wherein the cover portion is adapted to enclose a label within the base portion of the labeling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Andy Park