Slot And Tab Or Tongue Patents (Class 24/589.1)
  • Patent number: 10638802
    Abstract: There is provided a mask provided with a latch that can maintain a latched state of fastening cords and suppress offsetting when the mask is worn. A latch of a mask is in the form of an oblong thin sheet, and includes a first latching part for disengageably latching one fastening cord of the mask and a second latching part positioned on the second end edge side of the first latching part, having an insertion through hole for inserting the other fastening cord of the mask in advance. The first latching part has a guide channel extending from the first lateral edge and a first latching hole connected to the guide channel, and the second latching part has a second latching hole communicating with the insertion through hole, and having an outer shape smaller than that, and the first latching hole and the second latching hole are directed in directions opposed to one another in a lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KOKEN LTD.
    Inventor: Shinnosuke Shibata
  • Patent number: 8905438
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yukito Ohmura
  • Patent number: 8898870
    Abstract: A buckle assembly has a base portion with a strap retaining bar and an inner opening disposed between the side walls, and a locking portion having a strap retaining bar and a protrusion extending outwardly from each of the side walls. The length of the locking portion is greater than the length of the opening, and the width of the opening is wider than the width of the locking portion. The side walls of the base portion each have a slot arranged to accommodate the protrusions on the locking portion when the locking portion is placed on the base portion. The locking portion is connected to the base portion by sliding the locking portion through the opening from the bottom side to the top side of the base portion, aligning the locking portion to extend parallel to the base portion, and snapping the protrusions into the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Duraflex Hong Kong Limited
    Inventor: Yick Fai Chan
  • Publication number: 20140259572
    Abstract: A buckle connector for releasably connecting a first object to a second object is disclosed. The buckle connector may comprise a first clip member and a connector for connecting it to a first object, and a second clip member and a connector for connecting it to a second object. Legs defining opposed grooves are provided on the first clip member and the second clip member is receivable in the grooves. A stop surface is provided on the second clip member and is engageable with a stop surface on the first clip member to prevent relative movement between the first and second clip members, in a first direction. A strap may be connected to the second clip member so that the strap may be positioned in the grooves in the first and second legs on the first clip member before the second clip member is positioned in the grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Brad W. Maloney
  • Patent number: 8579141
    Abstract: A fitting structure for two members includes a body and a lid member. The body includes an open space portion therein, a closed portion closing the open space portion, a fitting portion provided at the open space portion, and a front face. The lid member includes an elastic claw portion. A window portion is provided on the closed portion. A tip portion of the elastic claw portion is viewed through the window portion in a direction opposite to the fitting direction of the lid member to the body under a condition that the lid member is attached to the body. A fitting confirmation portion is provided at a peripheral edge portion of the window portion and indicates position of the tip portion of the elastic claw portion fitted to the fitting portion at a regular fitting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Akihito Tejima, Hiroaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8540271
    Abstract: A snowshoe binding includes a base plate having opposing first and second lateral sides and a locating block located on the second lateral side and defining an inverted T-shaped retaining hole, a flat connection block defining therein a bottom accommodation chamber adapted for accommodating the locating block, a plurality of binding strap each having a first end connected to the first lateral side of the base plate and a second end coupled to the flat connection block, and a locking device adapted for detachably locking the flat connection block to the locating block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventors: Windsor Chou, John Martin
  • Publication number: 20130097825
    Abstract: A portable safety belt for use on a motor coach passenger seat is provided. The portable safety belt is formed of a single strap routed to form a closed loop for encircling a seatback and an open loop terminating at either end of the strap with a male and female buckle. The open loop is adapted as a lap belt for holding a passenger. A locking member disposed at a side of the closed loop provides interrelated adjustment of the open and closed loops to tighten the closed loop around the seatback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: BLAKE J. MCCAULEY, CHARLES H. BEDELL
  • Publication number: 20120260472
    Abstract: The present invention is a stainless steel circular shaped toilet flapper ring device that attaches to a chain and an adjoining handle of a toilet that includes a ring body with a tubular interior, an internal spring set within the tubular interior that provides an internal coned feature, a slide piece that covers the internal spring that can be opened to attach the device to a chain and an adjoining handle of a toilet and a pair of slide stops disposed on each end of the internal spring that lock in place to close the device. The toilet flapper ring device can be utilized with both traditional and modern toilet models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph Miller
  • Patent number: 8261417
    Abstract: A buckle includes a male member, a female member for engaging with the male member and having a first portion and a second portion, a first engaging portion provided on the first portion, and a second engaging portion provided on the male member for engaging with the first engaging portion. The second portion can bend so as to receive a part of the male member between the first and second portions. The second portion presses the male member toward the first portion to engage the first engaging portion with the second engaging portion when the male member is inserted between the first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Manabu Yoshiguchi
  • Patent number: 7788774
    Abstract: A releasable clasp or coupling includes a female member and a male member each having a cylindrical body, a flat front end disposed at an angle diagonal to the longitudinal axis of its body, and a rear end adapted to be connected to the end of a flexible member such a necklace, or the like. The female member has an aperture through its diagonal front end and the male member has a tongue element that extends outwardly from its diagonal front end. The aperture and the tongue element are aligned and slidably engaged to place the diagonal front ends face-to-face, and upon relative pivotal movement of the bodies, the longitudinal axis of the male and female members become axially aligned and the aperture and tongue element become oriented out of alignment to prevent accidental removal. The tongue may also frictionally engage the female member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Brian Cravey
  • Publication number: 20100107370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a buckle that includes a male latch having an improved shape. An object of the present invention is to provide the buckle that includes a projected part formed on a hook of the male latch, where the projected part has three projected surfaces projected from three side surfaces of the arm. The buckle comprises: the male latch including a pair of hooks each of which has three projected surfaces; and a female receptacle coupled to the male latch by holding the projected surfaces formed on the each hook of the male latch, where the male latch is inserted into the female receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Jisook Paik
  • Publication number: 20100107298
    Abstract: A fastener (1) comprises at least two fastener halves (3A, 3B) each of which comprises a main body (7A, 7B) and a finger (9A, 9B) depending therefrom, the finger (9A, 9B) being spaced apart from the main body (7A, 7B) so as to define a recess (13A, 13B) between the body (7A, 7B) and the finger (9A, 9B). The recess (13A, 13B) receives, in use, the finger (9B, 9A) of the other fastener half (3A, 3B) to fasten the fastener halves (3A, 3B) together. At least one of the recess (13A, 13B) of one fastener half (3A, 3B) and the finger (9A, 9B) of the other fastener half (3A, 3B) comprises a concave mating formation arranged to engage in use with a convex mating formation (15A, 15B) provided on the finger (9A, 9B) of the other fastener half (3A, 3B) or on the recess (13A, 13B) of the one fastener half (3A, 3B) respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Nigel Coole
  • Patent number: 7681894
    Abstract: A device for fitting seats and the like to the chassis of baby carriages includes at each side of the seat a respective anchoring mechanism for a direct anchoring at corresponding attachments provided at the chassis of the baby carriage. The anchoring mechanism is housed in a body inferiorly having a projection having a slanted edge adapted to shift a transverse pin slidably fitted in a box making up the attachment provided at the chassis when the aforementioned body is fitted to the box. The transverse pin is linked to a spring adapted to take said transverse pin back to its initial position when the action of the aforementioned projection having a slanted edge has ceased. A control is exteriorly fitted to the body housing the anchoring mechanism, the control being linked to said mechanism and when actuated releasing the anchored state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Jane, S.A.
    Inventor: Manuel Jane Santamaria
  • Publication number: 20090294390
    Abstract: A product display assembly having a tester security apparatus for at least one tester of a product, includes a base having a top surface, and at least one tester holder disposed on the top surface of the base, wherein each of the at least one tester holder is adapted for receiving and reversibly retaining a tester. The product display assembly includes at least one retractor each corresponding to the at least one tester holder disposed on the top surface of the base, wherein the retractor each has a retractable line located therein with a free end extending therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Benjamin Weshler
  • Publication number: 20090211852
    Abstract: Self-lubricating fastener devices with interlocking rails or interlocking members of a polymer and a slip system additive with a roughening agent and lubricant dispersed throughout the polymer are provided. Methods for production of self-lubricating fastener devices and their use in liquid-resistant or liquid-proof articles are also provided. A particular advantage is the ability of the devices to repeatedly reestablish a self-lubricated surface, even after solvent cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Gregory E. Hannon, Charles Thomas Rosenmayer, David T. Zador, John E. Trouba
  • 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: 20090133233
    Abstract: A fastener first member connects to a second member by a flexible tether. A third member having multiple deflectable wings slides onto the second member. A first member male pin extends through a third member aperture to engage second member biasing elements, joining the first, second and third members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Rosalind A. Nessel, Steven M. Benedetti, Jeff A. Slobodecki
  • Publication number: 20090119890
    Abstract: A connector (90) consists of a first connector component (52) and a second connector component (54) and an engagement mechanism (56, 58). A first connector component (52) and a second connector component (54) of a first connector (90a) are releasably engageable with a second connector component (54) and a first connector component (52) of a second connector (90b). In this way the first connector (90a) and the second connector (90b) are releasably connectable. The connector (90) of the present invention is releasably connectable with another like connector (90).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: John Laruccia
  • Publication number: 20090094807
    Abstract: A seatbelt buckle apparatus for attaching a tongue of a seatbelt includes a buckle projection mechanism having a buckle therein, to which the tongue of the seatbelt is to be inserted, a seating detection portion, and a load transmission-driving device. The buckle projection mechanism locates the buckle inside a seat when an occupant is not seated, and to stand up from the seat when the occupant is seated. The seating detection portion is housed in the seat at a seating position of the occupant and detects a load of the occupant. The seating detection portion has a supporting member. The load transmission-driving device transmits a displacement amount of the supporting member, generated in the seating detection portion when the occupant is seated, to the buckle projection mechanism, and drives the buckle projection mechanism so that the tongue can be inserted into the buckle when the occupant is seated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: TAKATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Sugimoto, Koji Tanaka, Hiroshi Nozu
  • Publication number: 20080271298
    Abstract: Provided is a virtually invisible rail closure for use in garments or items having a first rail and a second rail configured to matingly interlock so that the first and second rail are not visible on the exterior facing surface of the rail closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Benjamin Meager, Matt McCune
  • Patent number: 7263790
    Abstract: A precisely measured removable cover for reusable beverage containers with releasable closures. The cover has a flexible sheet with a graphical display imprinted on one side and a cover fastener for removably fastening the cover to a container. The sheet is advantageously adapted to substantially cover the side walls of the container. The cover fastener has one or more releasable closures, and at least one of the releasable closures includes a fluked tab interlock locking tab and slot structure, wherein the fluked tab is on one end of the cover and the slot is proximate the opposite end of the cover and parallel to the fluked tab. A cam/slot paired closure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Inventor: Eric W. Richards
  • Patent number: 6880211
    Abstract: There is provided an improved tab member for a closure system comprising a tab portion and a slot member. The slot member includes a slit or a loop, with the slot located between an inboard portion and an outboard portion. The tab portion has a tab member having a length, an inner edge, an outer edge and at least one lip portion. The tab member outer edge is passed through the slot of the slot member to engage the fastening device. Once passed through the slot, at least one lip portion of the tab member overlaps or catches the outboard portion of the slot member to prevent the tab member from disengaging from the slot member. The slot member outward portion is retained between the lip portion(s) and the underlying generally flexible tab carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Byron M. Jackson, Leigh E. Wood, Randall L. Alberg
  • Patent number: 6722544
    Abstract: A substantially noiseless fastening system for a carrying pack includes a flap attached to the shell of the carrying pack along one edge of the flap, a fastener button attached to the flap near a second edge of the flap, and a button receiver attached to the shell. The button receiver has a tapered interference fit slot terminating in a notch for receiving the fastener button, the slot narrowing towards the edge of the flap attached to the shell. The fastening system also includes a pouch attached to the shell, a locking channel attached to the pouch, and a locking groove attached to the shell. The pouch has an edge that forms an opening between the pouch and the shell, and the locking channel engages the locking groove in an interference fit to close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Integrated Systems L.P.
    Inventors: R. Scott Stephens, Joseph B. Wismann, Roger L. Weller, John M. Estes, Thomas J. Galli
  • Patent number: 6487759
    Abstract: The present invention provides an engaging member which enables a male member and a female member to be engaged with each other easily by sliding them relatively along the longitudinal direction and having a high engaging force, and a manufacturing method thereof. This engaging member includes the male member to be attached on one of components to be connected with each other and the female member to be attached on the other of the components. Engaging projecting portion with which the female member engages is provided on a side edge in the longitudinal direction of the male member. The female member includes an accommodating portion formed along the longitudinal direction so as to accommodate the male member. Hook-shaped portions with which the engaging projecting portion of the male member engages are formed along the longitudinal direction inside the accommodating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Akeno, Ryoichiro Uehara, Shintaro Oosugi
  • Patent number: 6336765
    Abstract: A twist lock for connecting containers comprises a housing integrally formed with an upper fitting part and a lower fitting part each being capable of fitting into a fitting hole in a corner fitting of a container, a spindle inserted in the housing in a rotatable and vertically displaceable manner, an upper lock connected to the top end of the spindle and being engageable with the fitting hole in the corner fitting of the container, and a lower lock being in positional agreement with and fixed securly to the lower fitting part of the housing and slidably fitted with a plurality of locking members which can engage with and disengage from the fitting hole in the corner fitting of the container. In this twist lock, the spindle is urged by a spring member in such a direction that the upper lock can engage with the fitting hole in the corner fitting of the container, while each of the locking members is urged by another spring member in such a direction that it can retract into the lower lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Marifit, Kabushiki Kaisha Tosen Technology, Kabushiki Kaisha Sanwa
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Watanabe