For Belt Or Strap Patents (Class 24/587.12)
  • Patent number: 10856628
    Abstract: An attachment device for use with a wearable item includes a first cord end and a second cord end. The first cord end has restricting grooves and the second cord end has a buckle unit. The restricting grooves include a first groove and a second groove, and the buckle unit includes a first buckle and a second buckle. The first groove restricts the first buckle to an X-axis movement, and the second groove restricts the second buckle to movements along Y and Z axes when the first cord end is connected with the second cord end. The X, Y, and Z axes are each perpendicular to the other two. A wearable device using such an attachment device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Hai-Tao Wang, Fu-Pin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10334911
    Abstract: A buckle for releasable load coupling of two elements, the buckle includes a first and a second buckle component. Each of the buckle components may have a connection area via which one of the elements is connectable to the buckle component, and a coupling area wherein the buckle components can be coupled to one another in a form-fit manner. The buckle components may be releasably locked to one another at the coupled position by a locking element. Each of the coupling areas of the buckle components may be defined by a hook profile extending in the width direction. The hook profiles of the buckle components may be configured as complementary elements and interengage at the coupled position of the buckle components. One embodiment includes using the buckle to couple two elements on an object that can be worn on the human body, and in some cases, a ballistic vest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lindnerhof-Taktik GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Sixt, Martin Schwager
  • Patent number: 9943141
    Abstract: A buckle for binding two items together that includes a male plate and a female plate. The male plate further includes a locking member that is movable between a locking position and an unlocking position, wherein the locking member in the locking position interacts with the locking mechanism to lock the male plate to the female plate along a longitudinal axis that is perpendicular to the binding axis. The female plate includes a locking mechanism that includes two arms extending from opposing ends of the female plate respectively and is adapted to slidably receive the male plate therewithin to secure the male plate face-to-face to the female plate along a binding axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ching Fung Apparel Accessories Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwok Yun Gary Leung
  • Patent number: 9770549
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for delivering medical fluids to a patient. A data storage device (120) is either separately attached to or incorporated within the structure of a reusable fixture that may be detachably connected to a barrel (111) of a syringe (107). A filling station (110) and an power injector (108) may each include a read-write device (114, 122) that is operable to read the data storage device (120) within its field of view. When the read-write devices (114, 122) are attached to the filing station (110) and the power injector (40), respectively, and when the fixture including the data storage device (120) is attached to the syringe (107), the read-write devices (114, 122) may be operable to store data on and read data from the data storage device (120) associated with the syringe (107). After an injection procedure, the fixture may be detached from the syringe (107) and reused with a new or resterilized syringe (107).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: John K. Bruce, Chad M. Gibson, Geoffrey S. Strobl
  • Patent number: 9730495
    Abstract: A buckle has two identical components relatively shiftable along a central axis into and out of an assembled state, with an interlocking mechanism for releasably coupling the components in their assembled state. The interlocking mechanism includes a wing on each of the components. The wings have opposed mutually spaced resilient panels defining passages therebetween leading to aligned locking surfaces. Each component also has a prong with oppositely protruding posts and first and second cam surfaces. The first cam surfaces are configured and arranged to urge the panels apart and thereby accommodate insertion of the prongs into the passages to locked positions at which the posts are in snap engagement with the locking surfaces. The second cam surfaces are configured and arranged to act in response to flexure of the prongs towards the central axis to urge the panels apart and to thereby accommodate withdrawal of the prong from the passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HERE BE DRAGONS, LLC
    Inventor: Frank A. Howell
  • Patent number: 9578931
    Abstract: A buckle arrangement has a first buckle and a second buckle connectable to the first buckle. The first buckle has a first locking device and a first locking hook, and the second buckle has a second locking device and a second locking hook. The first locking device and the second locking device are formed such that, when the first buckle is connected to the second buckle, the first locking device locks the second locking hook and the second locking device locks the first locking hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SKYLOTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Osterberg, Peter Fust
  • Patent number: 8857019
    Abstract: A belt buckle primarily for law enforcement or military personnel, for a relatively wide service belt, is of low profile, i.e. narrow from left to right so as to occupy minimal belt span to provide maximum space for equipment to be supported on the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: 5.11 Inc.
    Inventor: Cory Nykoluk
  • Publication number: 20140090213
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an improved securing device that requires wearer assistance for removal. The securing device typically includes a securing clasp having a first portion and a second portion, each portion including a male connector having fixed ratchet teeth and a female connector having movable ratchet teeth. When the securing clasp is locked together by connecting the male connector of the first portion with the female connector of the second portion, and vice versa, it provides for the securement of an adjoining wristband. The securing device can be unlocked by anyone using a two-hand grip but not by a wearer of the device on their wrist, because the wearer only has the use of one hand to unlock the securing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: On Track Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Penny Shikowitz, Glenwood Garner, III, Richard W. Inskeep
  • Publication number: 20130097824
    Abstract: A clasp is configured to permanently interlock around a flexible strip of material and includes first and second interlocking members. Each interlocking member includes two hooks and two recesses. Each of the hooks of the first side are arranged to engage and interlock with one of the recesses of the second side and each of the hooks of the second side are arranged to interlock with one of the recesses of the first side, so as to prevent movement between the interlocking members when interlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: ENDUR ID, INC.
    Inventor: Endur ID, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8225468
    Abstract: A brassiere closure has a pair of closure parts each having an eye with inner and outer parallel longitudinal webs. A separation plane passes through both of the webs and the slot, and a transverse central plane perpendicular to the separation plane passing centrally through the slot and both of the webs. A bridge extend transversely from the inner web has a planar floor face lying on the separation plane and is formed offset along the separation plane from the transverse plane with a throughgoing latch opening. A hook carried on the bridge spaced has an edge formed of sections directed toward and forming a V-shaped opening with the edge of the bridge. An outer edge of the hook carries a pin engageable in the closed position through a latch opening of the bridge of the other closure part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Fildan Accessories (HK) Ltd.
    Inventor: Karl Wanzenboeck
  • Patent number: 8001662
    Abstract: A clip device for releasably securing objects together is provided. The clip device comprises a clip body with a first slot formed in the clip body and a second slot formed in the clip body substantially parallel to the first slot. A cross member divides the first slot from the second slot. A faceplate substantially parallel to the cross member is formed in the clip body with the faceplate having a substantially planar front face surface and a rear face surface. A finger extends from the front face surface with the finger curling back toward the front face surface. An opening is formed through the faceplate wherein upon positioning of the front face surfaces of two adjacent clip bodies together, the finger is releasably receivable within the opening formed in the front faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Gary Guber
  • Patent number: 7367092
    Abstract: A lock and harness assembly includes first and second locks removably attached to each other. The locks are coextensively shaped, and are independently and simultaneously pivotal between folded and unfolded positions. Each lock has a linear medial edge conjoined to the other's medial edge when the locks are at a locked position. First and second harnesses traverse through the first and second locks. The harnesses are slidably positioned through the locks. Each lock includes a mechanism for statically holding the harnesses at a locked position such that the harnesses are prohibited from sliding through the locks after the locks have been coupled. Each lock includes a mechanism for releasably coupling the locks to each other such that the locks must be slidably adapted along a linear path defined orthogonal to the harnesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Inventor: Marlene A. Dilday
  • Patent number: 7290313
    Abstract: A clasp is described that comprises two identical parts (10,12) that can be joined together to fasten the clasp and that can be separated from each other to release the clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Royal College of Art
    Inventor: Andrew Richard Southern
  • Patent number: 6826806
    Abstract: A breakaway closure device that includes the use of a pair of hermaphroditic clips that attach to the ends of a strap, such as a lanyard cord, and also engage with each other. Each hermaphroditic clip includes both a projection and an aperture that permit the hermaphroditic clips to snap together and form a releasable pair of clips. Each hermaphroditic clip further includes a plurality of interlocking pins and receptacles for securing the clip onto the end of the lanyard cord. Each hermaphroditic clip also includes a guidance lug and a plurality of interlocking lugs and openings to facilitate the easy attachment of the clip to the cord ends by hand without the use of special tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Eaton, Richard J. Tracy
  • Patent number: 6622350
    Abstract: A buckle includes a first assembly and a second assembly which are selectively latched to one another. Each assembly includes a keeper and a latch secured between a pair of first and second outer plates. The two assemblies are identical in construction and configured to selectively interlock in a manner that provides a reliable buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Capital Safety Inc.
    Inventors: Barry J. Austin, Patrick J. Novak
  • Patent number: 6484372
    Abstract: A buckle includes a first assembly and a second assembly which are selectively latched to one another. Each assembly includes a keeper and a latch secured between a pair of first and second outer plates. The two assemblies are identical in construction and configured to selectively interlock in a manner that provides a reliable buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Capital Safety Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Novak, Barry J. Austin