Separable-fastener Or Required Component Thereof (e.g., Projection And Cavity To Complete Interlock) Patents (Class 24/572.1)
  • Patent number: 10562487
    Abstract: A three-point safety belt includes a belt body, a winder, a shoulder belt guide ring, and a lock tongue. The winder and the shoulder belt guide ring are fixed onto a vehicle body. The winder is located below the shoulder belt guide ring. The lock tongue is disposed on the belt body. The lock tongue divides the belt body into a shoulder belt and a waist belt. The shoulder belt penetrates through the shoulder belt guide ring. The free end, away from the lock tongue, of the shoulder belt and the free end, away from the lock tongue, of the waist belt are both wound in the winder. The winder synchronously winds or unwinds the shoulder belt and the waist belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: ZHEJIANG GEELY AUTOMOBILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO., LTD., ZHEJIANG GEELY HOLDING GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gaoji Yin
  • Patent number: 9915499
    Abstract: Provided is a sling for coupling a weapon to a user of the weapon. The sling includes a strap, and a weapon connector that cooperates with a fastening feature provided to the weapon to releasably couple the weapon to the strap. A first connector is coupled to the strap, as is a second connector, which is coupled to a different portion of the strap. The second connector is separated from the first connector along the sling by at least a portion of the strap. The first and second connectors cooperate to establish a connection and form a loop that extends about a portion of the user of the weapon. The sling also includes a rapid sizing adjuster coupled to the strap. The rapid sizing adjuster is adjustable by the user of the weapon to quickly establish a desired length of the sling in a single motion while the sling is coupling the weapon to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAVVY SNIPER, LLC
    Inventor: Brian K. Alford
  • Patent number: 9566199
    Abstract: The fastening tape included in the disposable diaper has a base sheet, and a hook sheet provided with a plurality of engagement hooks and fixed on the base sheet. The engagement strength of the fastening tape is 0.3 N/30 mm or more, and 1.5 N/30 mm or less. The bending rigidity value in the direction in which the surface of the base sheet of the fastening tape comes close is smaller than the bending rigidity value in the direction in which the surface of the hook sheet of the fastening tape comes close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoru Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150067991
    Abstract: A holder for selectively securing the handle of a pet leash to a door frame for a home, mobile home, manufactured home, boat house or RV, said holder comprising: a component fixedly attached to a door frame, said component comprising a base and a pair of opposed plates protruding from opposite sides of said base, wherein each of said plates comprises a bore having a longitudinal axis, said bores oriented such that they face one another and such that the longitudinal axis of each bore is collinear with the longitudinal axis of the opposing bore; and a rod, selectively disposed through said bores between said plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: David Dodson
  • Publication number: 20140144210
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes: one fastener among a pair of mechanical fasteners that are separated into two in a region of a range from a bead tip to the maximum width position of a tire at a tire inner surface; and an electronic circuit device with another fastener that is to be engaged with the one fastener, the electronic circuit device being secured to the tire inner surface by fitting the two fasteners. In the pneumatic tire with such a configuration, even in the case where the electronic circuit device is mounted on the tire inner surface and liquid such as puncture repair liquid is injected in the tire at puncture, there is no possibility of damaging the electronic circuit device due to adhesion of the liquid to the electronic circuit device such as an air pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayako Jyouza, Atsushi Tanno
  • Publication number: 20140059815
    Abstract: A belt buckle assembly, especially for a seat belt system in a motor vehicle, includes a belt buckle (10) and a plug-in tongue (12) lockable in the belt buckle (10) by means of a locking mechanism. A component of the locking mechanism of the belt buckle (10) interacting with the plug-in tongue (12) inside the belt buckle (10) and/or the plug-in tongue (12) has/have design features at a locking portion (16) interacting with the locking mechanism of the belt buckle (10) inside the belt buckle (10). The design features enable the plug-in tongue (12) to be locked in the belt buckle (10) only at one of at least two possible orientations of the plug-in tongue (12) in the belt buckle (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: TRW Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Haas
  • Publication number: 20140041165
    Abstract: Provided is a resin snap fastener, which has excellent heat resistance, rigidity and toughness, and reduced decrease in rigidity when absorbing water, and which does not emit endocrine disrupters. The snap fastener is obtained by molding a resin composition comprising 45-100 parts by weight of wollastonite with respect to 100 parts by weight of a polyamide resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: YKK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Momose, Hiroyuki Sugiyama, Yasufumi Morita, Hideo Yogou, Hideshi Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20130334863
    Abstract: A tongue plate includes a grasping portion through which the webbing for restraining an occupant is being inserted and a plate portion including an engaging portion. The engaging portion is integrated with the grasping portion, and extends from the grasping portion, and is able to engage with a buckle device of a vehicle. The grasping portion includes a pair of side surfaces. The side surfaces form a portion of an outer peripheral surface of the grasping portion when viewed from a plate thickness direction of the plate portion, and are arranged one on each side portion in a width direction of the grasping portion. The side surfaces are arranged such that a width dimension of the grasping portion on the engaging portion side of the grasping portion is larger than a width dimension of the grasping portion on a side opposite the engaging portion side of the grasping portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yukito Ohmura
  • Publication number: 20130312232
    Abstract: An attachment for strap detachable from a strap mount includes a plate having a strap hole formed portion, a strap mount connecting portion, and a cranked portion connecting the strap hole formed portion with the strap mount connecting portion, and a rotating member that has an extension portion and that is rotatably supported by the strap hole formed portion. Each of the strap mount connecting portion and the cranked portion is provided with a connecting hole so as to attach the strap mount. And the rotating member is rotatable between a first position where the extension portion passing through the connecting hole abuts against the strap mount so as to set the attachment for strap to be in a locked state and a second position where the extension portion is removed from the connecting hole so as to set the attachment for strap in an unlocked state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Yuya Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8558684
    Abstract: A belt lock for a seat belt equipped with a locking mechanism that is arranged in a belt lock housing. The locking mechanism has a component that changes its location from a first end position into a second end position and detects a locking status. In the actuation of the locking mechanism, the component that changes its location interacts with the detector of the locking status. The locking status is detected by an electromechanical switch that is arranged in the vicinity of the component that changes its location and can be actuated upon its movement from the first into the second end position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Polycontact AG
    Inventors: Joshua Lanter, Clau Lombriser
  • Publication number: 20130255044
    Abstract: Disclosed is a furnishing system having at least furnishing and another unit of furniture, each having a plurality of faces. The furnishing has left and right first furnishing magnets of opposite polarity both disposed on a first furnishing face at a given height and spaced a given distance apart. The another unit has left and right first unit magnets of opposite polarity both disposed on a first unit face at the given height and spaced the given distance apart. The left first furnishing magnet is of the same polarity as the left first unit magnet. Positioning of the another unit relative to the furnishing such that the left first furnishing magnet magnetically couples to the right first unit magnet causes magnetic coupling of the first furnishing face to the first unit face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Albert CHEN
  • Patent number: 8547217
    Abstract: A belt lock for a seat belt that has a locking mechanism that is arranged in a belt lock housing. The locking mechanism includes a component that changes location from a first end position into a second end position when the locking mechanism is actuated, and in doing so interacts with a status detector. The status detector is designed as an electrical switching system. The component that changes location is a mandrel that can be moved axially when the locking mechanism is actuated and that is provided with an electrically conductive contact region and forms a component of the electrical switching system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Polycontact AG
    Inventors: Joshua Lanter, Clau Lombriser
  • Publication number: 20130216339
    Abstract: A keg delivery system includes a rack having a plurality of bays for receiving kegs horizontally. The keg delivery system also includes means for controllably lowering a keg from one of the bays to a floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Rehrig Pacific Company
  • Publication number: 20130185905
    Abstract: Accessory structures for connection to straps of user-wearable accessories include a module, a first strap engagement structure disposed on a first side of the module, and a second strap engagement structure disposed on a second side of the module. The module may comprise at least one of an integral accessory device and an attachment feature configured for attachment to a separate accessory device. The strap engagement structures are configured for connection to straps of a user-wearable accessory. User-wearable accessory systems include such an accessory structure and a user-wearable accessory to which the accessory structure may be connected. Methods include the formation of such an accessory structure. Additional methods include the connection of such an accessory structure to a user-wearable accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: SKULLCANDY, INC.
    Inventors: Donald C. Stiff, Peter M. Kelly, Zackary Leader, David G. Vogt, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130161089
    Abstract: A connection mechanism is provided. The connection mechanism includes a first fixing member, a fixer, an elastic element, a second fixing member and a connection element. The first fixing member includes a first side and second side, wherein the first side is opposite to the second side. The fixer passes through the first fixing member and is pivotable relative to the first fixing member along the first direction, wherein the fixer has a head portion and an end portion. The head portion is located on the first side and has an outer surface, and the second portion protrudes from the second side. The elastic element is disposed on the first side of the first fixing member and is abutting the outer surface, to prevent the fixer from rotating along a direction opposite the first direction. The connection element is disposed on the second fixing member and has a hollow structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Chi-Yuan LIU
  • Publication number: 20130145584
    Abstract: A cable connector comprising a housing comprising a first and second housing parts adapted to be connected into a closed state and be separated into an open state. The first housing part holds a first core wire of the first cable and a first joining part attached to an end of the first core wire and adapted to move in a first and second direction along a first sliding path. The second housing part holding a second core wire or string of the second cable and a second joining part attached to an end of the second core wire or string and adapted to move in a first and second direction along a second sliding path. First and second engagement surfaces of first and second joining parts, abut and form a contact surface for transmitting force along the first and second sliding paths between the first and second joining parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: BIOSERVO TECHNOLOGIES AB
    Inventor: BIOSERVO TECHNOLOGIES AB
  • Publication number: 20130047385
    Abstract: Fixing means is disclosed for securing an equipment element to a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Daren HEALY, Rizal HAFIZ
  • Publication number: 20130043710
    Abstract: A fastening system for fastening a covering apparatus to a support structure is provided. The fastening system comprises a support frame having a fastening edge configured as a beading and a fastening device for fastening the covering apparatus on the support frame. The fastening device has a fastening opening into which a fastening unit projecting from the support frame engages at least partially so that a fastening fixed in at least six degrees of freedom is ensured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Andrzej PLESKOT
  • Publication number: 20130019456
    Abstract: A fastening system for connecting mats is provided. The fastening system may include one or more features such as a hook and loop fastening system, a projection and trench fastening system, retainer and a tension strip securing system, and/or magnets to secure mats in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: DOLLAMUR LP
    Inventor: Dollamur LP
  • Patent number: 8333347
    Abstract: For each capture mechanism of a plurality of three capture mechanisms, a necked coupling element received by a corresponding socket slides therealong and engages a corresponding latch lever biased in an open position and rotates the latch lever to a closed position as the necked coupling element is slid within the socket towards a bottom thereof. A latch locked biased against the latch lever engages a notch in the latch lever when the latch lever is closed so as to latch the latch lever in the closed position and thereby capture the necked coupling element within the socket. The latch lever is unlatched by releasing the latch lock from engagement with the latch. Different latch levers incorporate different shaped surfaces that engage different corresponding necked coupling elements captured thereby so as to provide for respectively constraining in one, two and three degrees-of-freedom, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Michigan Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Greg Alan Ritter, Anthony Beckman Hays, Peter Tchoryk, Jr., Jane Camile Pavlich, Gregory Joseph Wassick
  • Publication number: 20120291238
    Abstract: An optical sensor holding device adapted to be integrated with a flexible bag, said device comprising a bag attachment part made from a material that can be welded to the flexible bag; a sensor attachment part made from a material to which an optical sensor spot can be attached, wherein the sensor attachment part is forced into an opening in the bag attachment part that is slightly smaller than the sensor attachment part such that the sensor attachment part is kept firmly in place and leakage is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Kine Barnfield Frej, Owe Salven
  • Patent number: 8308115
    Abstract: There is provided an in-vehicle holder support device to which an in-vehicle holder unit can be easily attached, with an improved rigidity thereof in an attached condition. In the in-vehicle holder support device, there is provided, in a base portion 12, a sloping surface 12c which slopes toward a side of a right seat frame cover 4 that is an object for attachment. An attaching portion 6 is allowed to slide via the sloping surface 12c and is guided to a gap G to be fitted thereinto. Besides, own weight of a pocket 2 can be certainly received by an opposed surface 14b that is formed flat in a holding portion 14. Thus, the pocket 2 can be easily attached to the in-vehicle holder support device and further rigidity of the in-vehicle holder support device 3 can be improved with the pocket 2 attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventor: Masayoshi Goto
  • Publication number: 20120279028
    Abstract: A buckle assembly for a vehicle comprises a seat belt tongue and a seat belt buckle with a blocking mechanism and a manual release button. The blocking mechanism is configured to latch the tongue in the buckle. The buckle assembly further comprises a remote buckle release mechanism, including a buckle release cable and a module operably connected to the cable. The module is configured to pull the cable to release the blocking mechanism to thereby release the seat belt tongue from the buckle. The buckle assembly is also configured to be actuated by an occupant via the manual release button on the buckle. The remote buckle release mechanism does not interfere with operation of the manual release button. The remote buckle release mechanism may also be configured to automatically release the buckles a predetermined time after an airbag deployment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Frank Glenn WALEGA, Thomas Grzybowski, Brandon Scott Marriott, Nicklaus John Pelliccia
  • Publication number: 20120252965
    Abstract: A buckle made from a non-metallic and non-magnetic polymer having a minimum flexural strength of 120 MPa wherein the buckle comprises a frame, a bar attached to the frame, and a prong pivotally attached to the bar, the frame has first and second terminal ends, the first terminal end has a first aperture that extends through the first terminal end, the first aperture extends in the plane of the frame and parallel to a back side of the frame, the second terminal end has a second aperture that extends through the second terminal end, the second aperture extends in the plane of the frame and parallel to a back side of the frame, the bar further comprises a main shaft with a first threaded end and a second drive end, the first threaded end is threaded only along portion of the length of the main shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Phillip R. Coffman
  • Patent number: 8245364
    Abstract: A slider actuated closure mechanism includes internal projections that extend from interior sides of the closure elements and retention members that extend from exterior sides of the closure elements. A slider is disposed over the first and second closure elements and includes first and second sidewalls each including a shoulder inwardly extending from a distal end thereof. When the slider is disposed over the first and second closure elements, the first sidewall and the first closure element are minimally horizontally separated by a distance d1, the second sidewall and the second closure element are minimally horizontally separated by a distance d2, and the internal projections are horizontally separated by a distance d3. The sum of the distances d1, d2, and d3 equals a total non-zero distance, dt, that is less than a length that each of the shoulders inwardly extends from the respective first and second sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, James C. Pawloski
  • Patent number: 8220116
    Abstract: A connecting device including three elements, namely: a core which is housed in an inner part and an outer part. The core includes a head having a truncated-cone-shaped part and a rod having, for example, one of the two sides of a collar connected thereto, the other side being connected to the outer part. The inner part is snap engaged in the outer part and is simultaneously detached from the core. The head is shaped such that, in a closed configuration, the head inhibits the engagement element such that the device locks when the rod is pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Francis Schwab
  • Patent number: 8196269
    Abstract: A closure mechanism for a reclosable pouch includes a female profile having first, second, and third legs extending from a base of a first closure element. A first sealing flange is attached to each of the first and second legs, with a slit disposed through the first sealing flange to define a first sealing flap that depends from the first leg and a second sealing flap that depends from the second leg. A second sealing flange is attached to each of the second and third legs, with a slit disposed through the second sealing flange to define a third sealing flap that depends from the second leg and a fourth sealing flap that depends from the third leg. A first male profile extends from a base of a second closure element. The first male profile engages a portion of the first and second sealing flaps to form a seal therebetween when the respective male and female profiles are occluded. A second male profile extends from the base of the second closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Dais, Robert R. Turvey
  • Publication number: 20120096689
    Abstract: A system and a device for anti-thief protection, especially for open pockets of trousers, bags and the like, includes a mobile protection strip element (1) to be applied on the pockets and hooks (12). The aim is attained by superposing the strip (1) on the pocket (T) and blocking the strip (1) by means of a plurality of hooks (12) in the form of clips located in the lower part (5) of the strip (1), the strip (1) supported by support elements (G), located in the upper part (2) thereof, which insert or hook in the zone overlying the pocket (T) to be protected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Sebastiano Paolo Lampignano
  • Publication number: 20110271454
    Abstract: A cushion unit includes shell having a first cushion retaining portion and a second cushion retaining portion that are demarcated by a hinge-seam including a fastener portion. The fastener portion is secured to an inboard surface of the shell. According to an embodiment, the cushion unit includes a cushion member affixed to an inboard surface of the shell. According to an embodiment, the fastener portion is secured directly to an outboard surface of the cushion member and secured indirectly to an inboard an inboard surface of the shell. According to an embodiment, the fastener portion is secured directly to an inboard an inboard surface of the shell. A method for manufacturing a cushion unit is disclosed. A method for providing a cushion unit is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: Arden Companies
    Inventor: Gary J. Furlow
  • Publication number: 20100252553
    Abstract: A multi-pocketed decorative fabric organizer that resembles a folding file and serves as a workspace when opened and then folds up in seconds keeping all the items and materials stored in it intact, and provides a portable and compact organizer for various purposes. The organizer consists of a hard surface that folds out to a writing or working space consisting of conveniently located plastic storage pockets and an exterior of decorative fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: NATALIE F. NELSON
  • Publication number: 20100181695
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a male surface fastener member configured for being molded onto a surface of a foaming resin mold body. The male surface fastener member includes a plurality of male surface fastener strips connected with each other in an end-to-end relationship via a connecting portion that is integrally formed with at least the end portions of each male surface fastener strips. Each male surface fastener strip includes a base material having a first surface from which a plurality of engaging elements extend upwardly and first and second substantially lateral resin intrusion prevention walls that upwardly from the first surface along a width direction of the base material between the first and second longitudinal resin intrusion prevention walls. Each of the lateral resin intrusion prevention walls comprises a plurality of engaging elements that are arranged in series in a width direction of the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Ryuichi Murasaki, Yasutoshi Nozawa, Wolfgang E. Coronel, Hisashi Yoneshima, Shinichi Imai
  • Patent number: 7695444
    Abstract: A flexible protective cover for preventing fluid from entering an open epidermal site on a user, comprising: a central portion having at least one rib, an edge connected to the central portion at an angle, a lip disposed around the edge, a sealing member disposed over the lip for providing a sealing engagement between the lip and the open epidermal site, and at least one adjustable strap removably connected to the central portion. Also disclosed is a flexible protective cover having a central portion, an edge connected to the central portion at an angle, an inflatable sealing member integral with the edge for providing the sealing engagement, and at least one adjustable strap removably connected to the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventors: Kathy A. Simmons, Mary E. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7637230
    Abstract: A honda device for separating a honda to allow easy retrieval of a rope includes a rope having a honda positioned adjacent a lariat end of the rope. The honda has a break therein to define a first end and a second end of the honda. A female coupler is coupled to the first end of the honda. The female coupler has a receiving bore extending into a free end of the female coupler. A male coupler is coupled to the second end of the honda. The male coupler includes an insertion end being inserted into the receiving bore of the female coupler to releasably secure the male coupler to the female coupler. The male coupler is selectively removed from the female coupler to break the honda.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Jack R. Eicks
  • Patent number: 7628767
    Abstract: A method for preventing infection and maintaining aseptic epidermal areas by preventing contaminated fluid from entering an open epidermal site on a user, comprising the steps of: removably attaching at least one adjustable strap to a reusable non-deforming flexible protective cover comprising a sealing member, covering the open epidermal site with the reusable non-deforming flexible protective cover while maintaining a space between the reusable non-deforming flexible protective cover and the open epidermal site, and tightening the at least one adjustable strap to secure the reusable non-deforming flexible protective cove over the open epidermal site to create a fluid-tight seal between the sealing member and the open epidermal site, thereby preventing contaminated fluid from entering the open epidermal site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventors: Kathy A. Simmons, Mary E. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20090255099
    Abstract: A latch apparatus includes a holder, a locking member capable of being received in the holder and a driving member connecting to the locking member. The holder includes an accessing hole in one of the sidewalls thereof. The locking member includes a locking portion and is movably placed between a first position and a second position. When the locking member moves to the first position, the locking portion extends out of the holder via the holder accessing hole. When the locking member moves to the second position, the locking portion is received in the holder. The driving member is capable of be manipulated to slide and cause the movement of the locking member from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JUN-XIONG ZHANG, XIN-HU GONG, MIN XU
  • Publication number: 20090243861
    Abstract: The present invention, in one embodiment, is a belt like device comprised of two sections connected together with magnets. The free ends of the two sections can be equipped with clips for securing each section to either child or caregiver. When the caregiver gets out of the vehicle the magnets and their respective sections separate, and a tune, tone, song, or some other audible signal is played through a speaker on the device. The audible signal could be activated by the use of a magnetic sensor or magnetic switch. The audible signal would alert and remind the caregiver that a child is still in the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: SAN JUANITA ORTIZ
  • Publication number: 20090241304
    Abstract: A subsea connector comprises a female element (1) defining a parallel bore (2) adapted to receive a male element (3). First releasable locking means are disposed between elements (2) and (3) and comprise a sprung cage (6) in which balls (5) are retained for movement in tapered grooves circumferentially spaced around element (3). As the cage moves relative to element (3) balls (5) protrude from the cage to a greater or lesser extent to lock the elements together. Second locking means prevent relative movement between elements (1) and (3) in a locking release direction of the first releasable locking means. These second locking means comprise lock balls retained in an apertured body disposed between elements (1) and (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Graham Halstead, Robert Emmett
  • Publication number: 20090165268
    Abstract: A connection system for connecting a built-in appliance to a furniture unit is provided and includes a securing strip having first securing elements for securing to the furniture unit side of the securing strip and second securing elements for securing to the appliance side of the securing strip and at least one cover strip which can be attached to the securing strip. Said securing strip comprises at least one recess for securing the cover strip to the securing strip. The invention also relates to a furniture unit arrangement, in particular a kitchen range, comprising a plurality of furniture units, wherein at least one furniture unit comprises a niche, and at least one built-in appliance. The built-in appliance is built into the niche. The built-in appliance is connected to the furniture unit by means of the inventive connection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Karl-Friedrich Laible, Hans-Philipp Reitz
  • Publication number: 20090126170
    Abstract: A security guard is provided for healthcare safety strap buckles used in medical transport, and medical examinations. The guard is a hollow rectangular enclosure having a top wall, a bottom wall, two side walls, a partially-opened end, and a fully open end to fit over a variety of healthcare safety strap buckles. The guard surrounds the push button buckle preventing unsupervised or accidental release of the safety strap. The partially open end can accommodate the healthcare safety strap and shoulder straps used in medical transport and observation. A slot is included in the top and the bottom of the cover that a key or similar device can be used to depress the push button and release the buckle. In a second embodiment a slot is formed in the closed end and is dimensioned to receive only the safety buckle tongue of the healthcare safety strap, and is designed to be used in the absence of shoulder straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Wayne Guerra, Lincoln David Gup
  • Publication number: 20090056085
    Abstract: A sheet retainer for keeping a sheet affixed to a solid structure: The retainer consists of two pieces, one of them is attached rigidly to the solid structure, while the other can engage or disengage with the 1st piece. When engaged with each other, the two pieces of the retainer capture a portion of the sheet and affixing it to the solid structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Bo-Yang Lin
  • Publication number: 20090044386
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pull-down fastening device for objects having bores, with a fastening unit which includes a fastening element. A pull-down fastening device should be claimed, with which the various fastening processes can, when necessary, be performed. For this purpose, the pull-down fastening device features a modular interchangeable fastening insert which insert includes a fastening element. Such pull-down fastening devices engage into bores of, for example, pallets or workpieces to be processed, for the purpose of interior fastening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Hendric Matzat, Klaus Richter
  • Publication number: 20090007397
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a gasket for fastening the automotive safety belt. A colloidal material is applied to form a one-piece body comprising a fixing part, a flexible part and a plug part. The plug part of the gasket is inlet into the hole of the suspension sheet of the safety belt for fastening the safety belt so as to avoid the safety belt rolling automatically to bind the human body so close that the chest are oppressed uncomfortably. In addition, the gasket mounted on the outer surface of the buckle of safety belt is made of colloidal materials. Even the gasket is touched with human body in use, to adjust and to fasten the safety belt will not result in the human body being hurt from impact. It is much safer for utility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: YU-JEN HSIN
  • Publication number: 20080307617
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a connecting lock for exhibit framework assembly which connects the parts of the exhibit apparatus, consisting of a lock shell, a locking plate and an eccentric wheel, wherein the eccentric wheel is composed of a wheel axle, an eccentric disc and a wheel cap, the eccentric disc is mounted on the wheel axle and provided with the wheel cap, the locking plate is provided in the lock shell, two alculas are provided at the head of the locking plate, holes of the eccentric disc matching the eccentric disc are made at the rear of the locking plate, the alcula protrude out of the closed shell, a wheel axle hole is mounted at the rear of the closed shell, a groove for mounting the eccentric wheel is mounted on the wall of the closed shell, and an open window for mounting and dismantling the built-in assembly is provided at the rear of the closed shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2005
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: Changzhou Lingtong Exhibition Products Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Lianping Liu, Daoguang Cheng
  • Publication number: 20080209693
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for affixing magnets to objects such as jewelry clasps. In one embodiment the magnet is secured in a single piece setting. When attached to the other half of the clasp, there is a wall between the magnets, enabling the two clasp halves to be mated during drying of the glue. In another embodiment stepped magnets are used, which are preferably further secured in the clasp by mechanical means such as prongs or bezels, so that the resulting fixation is permanent unless the housing itself is deformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: Barbara Zucker-Pinchoff
  • Publication number: 20080168633
    Abstract: An elastic fastener has developed to be assembled and disassembled easily, even without the use of a separate tool, that can be firmly and repeatedly coupled, and an actuator module using the same. The elastic fastener includes a hollow socket adapted to be elastically inserted into insertion holes formed on joint members, and a fixing pin coupled to a hollow portion of the hollow socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Byoung-Soo Kim, Jung-Ho Lee
  • Publication number: 20080083100
    Abstract: A retractable hook is used to couple a portable article to another thing. The retractable hook has an attachment section that at least partially extends from and at least partially retracts into a housing section. The attachment section has a gate with open and closed positions. The housing section typically is affixed to a portable article. To couple the portable article to another thing, the attachment section is at least partially extended from the housing section and the gate is opened. The attachment section is then engaged with the other thing and the gate is closed. The attachment section is then at least partially retracted into the housing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventor: Rick Beed
  • Patent number: 7325282
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a carabiner for climbing, a body (1) thereof is connected with a left and a right arm parts (4) and (9) via hinges (5) and (10), the left and the right arm parts (4) and (9) respectively have concave-convex blocks engaging with blocks (3) and (8) of the body so as to perform the fastening function, a liquid crystal timing display (20) is installed on a front casing (1A) of the body (1), a button (13) for setting the modes of time and sound of the timer is mounted at a lower right side of the body (1), a transparent sight-glass shell (15) is disposed on the button (13), an electronic button (14) is arranged near the top of the right edge of the body for controlling the timing start and stop function of the timer, another group of key-press (12) is used for operating the sectional timing and the resetting mode of the timer, a compass is mounted at the lower part of the front casing (1A), a lighting bulb (16) is installed on the top of the body and a switch button (2) for the bulb
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Growtech Industrial Limited
    Inventor: Sanio Leung
  • Patent number: 7073234
    Abstract: A quick release buckle including a female buckle member, including attachment device, having a pocket formed therein accessible through a rear opening formed in the female buckle member and including a first cover having a slot formed therein, a male buckle member arranged for complimentary sliding assembly with the female buckle member through the rear opening, the male buckle member including a leaf spring for insertion into the pocket of the female buckle member, the leaf spring including a clasp for snap locking engagement in the slot when the buckle members are fully assembled, a handle member, slidably assembled with the male buckle member and insertable therewith into the pocket in the female buckle member, the handle member including an independently moveable release device located adjacent the clasp, when all the members are fully assembled, connected to handle extending away from the buckle, the independently moveable release means adapted to move against the clasp during rapid pulling motion of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Aqua Lung America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Turpin
  • Patent number: 6718600
    Abstract: A fastener is provided for removably engaging and holding sections of material, such as a tarp, without piercing the material. One piece of the fastener is a base with one end providing a contact surface for a support structure, and the other forming a substantially elliptical flange. The second piece is a frame having an opening that substantially defines a first ellipse having a first orientation, and a second ellipse having a second orientation. The second elliptical opening is partially occluded at its opposite ends. A section of material to be engaged and held is placed over the elliptical flange. The second piece is oriented to align the first elliptical opening and the elliptical flange, and is inserted over the elliptical flange and section of material to be held. The second piece is then rotated to align the second elliptical opening and elliptical flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Robert E. Gillis
  • Patent number: 6546604
    Abstract: A new self-mating mechanical fastener is disclosed, which comprises a base sheet and a multiplicity of parallel, narrowly spaced, elastically deformable ribs projecting from the base sheet. The ribs comprise a stem portion attached to and substantially upright from the base sheet and at least one flange attached to each side of the stem portion and spaced from the base sheet. At least the outer portions of the flanges desirably project toward the base sheet. The cross-sectional profile formed by the ribs is substantially uniform over the length of the ribs, but in the direction transverse to the ribs has a regularly repeated deviation from the profile that would be formed by a full population of equally spaced, identical, undivided, symmetric ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert K. Galkiewicz, Graham M. Clarke, Ronald W. Ausen, Brian E. Spiewak