Including Member Having Distinct Formations And Mating Member Selectively Interlocking Therewith Patents (Class 24/591.1)
  • Publication number: 20150113772
    Abstract: A male/female connection system is disclosed. The system is specifically designed as a novel way of attaching straps to cameras. The device includes a male attachment anchor with an overmolded loop, as well as a female housing inclusive of a spring to lock the male and the female together. The anchor connects to a camera at the neck strap loops using a cow hitch knot. The anchor connects to the housing by entering an open end, and being pulled through to an end where it is strapped. A strap connects to the housing by way of a loop being sewn around it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Dering, Art Viger, Mike Holmberg
  • Publication number: 20150096155
    Abstract: A mushroom-shaped clip with a hollow, radially elastic sleeve section and a clamping edge protruding outwardly from the shank. The clip element being used in a component connection having a first component having a projecting male form-fitting element; a second component having a through-hole into which the male form-fitting element projects; and a clip element comprising a radially elastic sleeve section and a clamping edge projecting outward from the sleeve section, wherein the sleeve section is form-fittingly and/or frictionally clipped onto the male form-fitting element, and the clamping edge extends at least partially over the through-hole of the second component and rests against a side of the second component facing away from the first component or is fixedly connected with the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Mario ERNST
  • Patent number: 8869358
    Abstract: A fastener for interconnecting two garment straps has a male part having an elongated base anchored to one of the straps, a web projecting transversely from the base, and a bar fixed to the web at a spacing from the base and having a pair of ends. A female part has a back panel secured to the other of the straps and a front panel. The back panel forms a recess dimensioned to receive the bar and having at a back edge back corners. The front panel forms ears spaced at the corners from the back panel and dimensioned such the male part can fit with the female part with the connecting bar engaging the back edge of the recess with its ends under the corners and its web projecting out of the recess between the ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Dubrosky & Tracy Patent Service Corp.
    Inventors: Karl Wanzenboeck, Gerhard Fildan
  • Publication number: 20140196261
    Abstract: A cushion clip may include an engagement leg that is capable of being attached to either one of a fixed member or a movable member moving toward and away from the fixed member; and a cushion that is capable of being elastically deformed by a load applied from the movable member moving toward the fixed member, thereby absorbing impact caused by movement of the movable member. The cushion has a hollow barrel shape such that an intermediate portion positioned between a bottom portion connected to the engagement leg and a top portion positioned opposite to the bottom portion is circumferentially expanded to a maximum circumference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Haruhisa KAMIYA, Toshio IWAHARA, Keiji OKAICHI, Takeo HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140196672
    Abstract: A plug-in lock (1) for connecting flexible and/or rigid line elements (43, 44) with a plug-in part (11) and a receiving part (12), whereby a positive-locking connection (14) is provided for transmitting a tensile force for establishing a detachable connection of the plug-in part (11) to the receiving part (12). In order to prevent an unintentional detaching of the connection of the plug-in part (11) from the receiving part (12) even at high tensile forces and at the same time to make possible a simple operability and cost-effective manufacture, the plug-in lock has a securing device (13, 25) separate from the positive-locking connection (14) for preventing an unintentional detaching of the positive-locking connection (14). The securing device (13, 25) has an actuating mechanism (33) for detaching the securing device (13, 25).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: flexi-Bogdahn Technik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred BOGDAHN, Essaid DIB
  • Patent number: 8756772
    Abstract: A clip 10 is provided for the retention of cables or wiring 44 in electrical installation trunking 46. The clip 10 has a first member 12 and a second member 14, which are coupled together in a sliding relationship. In use, the clip 10 slides apart, extending across the open face 50 of the trunking 46 until the lateral ends of the clip abut against an internal side wall 52 of the trunking 46. Cooperating locking strips (26, 40, see FIGS. 3 and 4) act to lock the relative positions of the first 12 and second 14 members and to prevent the clip 10 from falling out of the trunking 46.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: David Padmore, Dale James Barrett
  • Publication number: 20140165344
    Abstract: A coupling member for a sheet assembly. The coupling member includes a top portion and a bottom portion spaced from the top portion. A gap exists between the top and bottom portions. The gap is capable of receiving a portion of the sheet assembly therein. Also, at least one fastener is coupled to at least one of the top and bottom portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Ed B. Perez
  • Patent number: 8745829
    Abstract: In the case of a closure for connecting two straps of an item of clothing, in particular the wing end portions of the back band of a bra, on one of which is arranged an overall female closure part, there is provided a plurality of female closure elements that form at least one row, and on the other of which is arranged an overall male closure part, which includes at least two male closure elements that can be moved into force-fitting/form-fitting engagement with female closure elements from one row of the female closure part. The closure elements are arranged in each case on a preferably textile base strip, which is rectangular in basic form, acts as a carrier and serves for fastening the respective closure parts on their associated band wing ends, which overlap in their end regions in the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Fildan Accessories (HK) Ltd
    Inventors: Karl Wanzenboeck, Gerhard Fildan
  • Publication number: 20140150219
    Abstract: A link for use in a breakaway portion of a strap includes a body portion and first and second opposing engagement portions. Each engagement portion has at least one hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Keegan E. Burggren, Robert R. Turvey, Bethanne L. Valentine
  • Publication number: 20140117137
    Abstract: A cargo restraint in the form of a belt retractor with a spool includes a manually engageable lock cam actuator mechanism including a lock cam actuator handle and a cam movable by the lock cam actuator handle between a first position blocking belt withdrawal and a second position allowing belt withdrawal. A return spring always biases the spool for rotation in the belt retraction direction when the lock cam actuator mechanism is in either the first position or the second position. A ratchet mechanism is manually actuatable to selectively rotate the spool in the belt retraction direction to remove elasticity or slack in the belt webbing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Frederick J. Diamond
  • Publication number: 20140109359
    Abstract: A connection device is operable to hold an object, such as a key, dog tag, and the like. The connection device broadly includes a ring and a body. The ring includes a ring end and is coupled to the body at a connection location spaced from the end. The ring presents a projecting ring portion defined between the connection location and the ring end. The projecting ring portion cooperates with the body to define therebetween a space so as to accommodate the object. The body includes an end-engaging portion spaced from the connection location. The ring end is engageable with the end-engaging portion of the body to secure the object on the projecting ring portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: AHA LLC
    Inventors: Douglas D. Danforth, JR., Warren V. Moore, David R. Peck, Dale W. Sass, Tracy Hockenhull, Craig Evink, Scott Lefebvre, David R. Maroney
  • Patent number: 8651436
    Abstract: A holding device has an elastic locking piece having an extending part extending to the outside from a locking claw part. The contact part of an unlocking operating piece contacts the outside of the extending part to reduce the unlocking force of the unlocking operating piece. A sawtooth-form part is in a locked state when a locking piece of an elastic locking piece enters the sawtooth-form part. The elastic locking piece has the extending part extending outside from the locking claw part. The unlocking operating piece has a contact part for contacting with the extending part. The contact part contacts the outside of the extending part when the unlocking operating piece is pressed, the locking claw part of the elastic locking piece is ejected from the indented part of the sawtooth-form part by the contact, and the locked state between the sawtooth-form part and the locking claw part is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 8627551
    Abstract: A segment positioning belt having a flexible belt body having a positioning end and an extension. A plurality of segment positioning portions are positioned in spaced relation to each other along the extension. A metal core is integrally formed into the belt body. The metal core extends within the positioning end and the extension of the belt body. The belt body has an elongated strip shape. The belt body is formed of a rubber or polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignees: Taiwan Kuo Her Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsin-Hsiang Tseng
  • Publication number: 20140007387
    Abstract: In order to simplify the design and use of a belt clasp whilst at the same time increasing the reliability and maintaining the integrity of the belt, and ensuring the integrity of the chain in the event of increased, differently directed static and dynamic mechanical loads, and the possibility of use of the front surfaces of the chain as information carriers and design means, in the belt clasp, which comprises two interlocking parts in the form of a linkage and a buckle connected to the belt, the linkage is formed with an internal through-opening for the belt, with arcuate lateral projections and a gap between the arcuate lateral projections with a size equal to or greater than twice the thickness of the belt but less than the width of the belt, while the buckle is formed with a transverse width that is greater than the width of the internal through-opening for the belt in the linkage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Vladimir Petrovich Voinov
  • Patent number: 8522406
    Abstract: A releasable touch fastening includes a fastener strip (2) and a retention bead (20). The fastener strip includes two parallel rows (6) of opposing closely spaced fastener elements (8) extending from a common base (4) to form a retention channel (10). The two rows are separated by a small distance to receive and capture the retention bead constructed to fit between the fastener rows and under the heads (14) of the fastener elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventor: Paul Joseph Voigt
  • Publication number: 20130174883
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-functional instant tent collapsible from an open configuration to a collapsed configuration. The instant tent comprises an instant set-up frame which is coupled to an outer surface of a rain fly. An inner surface of the rain fly is detachably coupled to an outer surface of an enclosed inner tent. The instant tent is configured such that the frame, rain fly and inner tent remain coupled together in the collapsed configuration in a compact state for easy storage and transport. In the open configuration, the instant tent could be used as an enclosed shelter when the inner tent and rain fly are attached to each other, and as an open shelter when the inner tent is detached and removed from the instant tent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Ki Ho Jin
  • Publication number: 20130154334
    Abstract: A seat belt locking buckle configured to allow a seat belt locking tongue to be stably and firmly latched and reduce the thickness of a seat belt locking buckle. When a tongue latch member is inserted into a seat belt locking buckle, an ejector is moved. Thus, a buckle latch member 13 becomes rotatable. Consequently, a slider moves along a plane that is parallel or substantially parallel to a plane of the motion of the tongue latch member and pushes a first latch guide portion of the buckle latch member. Thus, the buckle latch member is rotated from a non-latch position to a latch position. In this manner, the tongue latch member is latched by the buckle latch member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Takata Corporation
    Inventor: Takata Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130128418
    Abstract: The invention discloses a connecting piece, a backplane and an LCD device. A connecting piece of a frame type backplane, the connecting piece comprises at least two connecting parts which are respectively fixed with the end parts of brackets of the frame type backplane. In the invention, because the connecting piece is adopted for joining the brackets, the connecting piece can be made into an integrally formed structure with high strength for enhancing the joining strength of the brackets. Moreover, the connecting piece is provided with a plurality of connecting parts, each of which is individually connected with one bracket; an interface can achieve standards; the brackets can be made into standard sections and can also be cut according to various dimensions so that the universality of the brackets is enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Yuchun Hsiao, Chong Huang, Jiahe Cheng, Chengwen Que, Quan Li, Liuyang Yang
  • Publication number: 20130097826
    Abstract: A buckle assembly comprising a buckle body having an engaging element, a base body having an interior surface defining a cavity comprising a first directional retainer portion and a receiving portion, the first directional retainer portion configured to engage a portion of the engaging element of the buckle body and retain the buckle body when the buckle body is forced in a first direction, the receiving portion configured to receive the engaging element of the buckle body and the receiving portion located in a second direction from the first directional retainer portion. In some embodiments, the interior surface further comprises a channel configured to constrain movement of the buckle body in two dimensions and allow the buckle body to move in a third dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Lonnie E. PAULOS, Craig M. HARRISON
  • Publication number: 20130056156
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a member configured to engage a pivot pin disposed at an upper portion of a reel arm assembly of a tape feeder and allow the tape feeder to be lifted by a human hand. In another aspect, a tape feeder includes a reel support section comprising a reel arm assembly and a member configured to engage a pivot pin disposed at an upper portion of the reel arm assembly and to allow the tape feeder to be lifted by a human hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: W. Royce Taylor, IV, Ryan J. Koller
  • Publication number: 20130036581
    Abstract: A set of furniture assembly modules adapted to hold members of a piece of furniture together in a preassembled position prior to or during final assembly. The set of furniture assembly modules comprising at least one corner module having a face member and at least two side wall members extending perpendicularly from the face member in the same direction, wherein the face member of the corner module is formed having an L-shape, and at least one intermediate module having a face member and at least three side wall members extending perpendicularly from the face member in the same direction, wherein the face member of the intermediate module is formed having a T-shape, such that a user can incorporate any necessary number of corner and intermediate modules required to hold the piece of furniture together in the pre assembled position prior to or during final assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Yvon Renaud
  • Patent number: 8359718
    Abstract: An enveloping roughness insulative layer of material is provided which need have no connection to a connection member, such as a female eyelet support before the female eyelet support and enveloping roughness insulative layer of material is attached to the main garment structure. The enveloping roughness insulative layer of material can be formed while attached to a connection member or it can be formed independent of the connection member. The enveloping roughness insulative layer of material is preferably formed into an envelope shape and may be made from a planar layer of material or result in closure of an annular tubular expanse of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Leadtheway Hook & Eye Tape Limited
    Inventor: Kam Yuen Ricky Yeung
  • Publication number: 20120317760
    Abstract: A button fastener made of metal for fastening a button such as a male snap button or a decorative button to a cloth, includes a plate-like base and a cylindrical post projecting from a center area of the base. The upper end face of the post is open as a top opening, and the lower end face of the post is open in the center area of the base as a bottom opening. To the button fastener, a closing member which closes the inside of the post at a proximal side thereof is provided. The closing member is a closing part which has been cut out, by a punch, of an unfinished post of a semifinished product which is fabricated to the button fastener and then displaced by the punch through the inside of the unfinished post toward the lower end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kamiya, Kenji Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20120297586
    Abstract: A female snap button detachably receives a projection of a male snap button in a projection-receiving space. The female snap button includes an annular protrusion rising from a base and defining the projection-receiving space. In the annular protrusion, there are formed thick-walled portions with the thickness from the inner surface of the protrusion to the radially outer side being relatively thick and thin-walled portions with the thickness being thinner than that in the thick-walled portions. The thick-walled portions and the thin-walled portions are arranged alternately in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: YKK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Hasegawa, Makoto Momose, Hiroyuki Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20120284973
    Abstract: A fastener for a machine frame is disclosed. The fastener may comprise a seat portion, at least one arm extending from the seat portion, and a back portion oriented to extend from the seat portion. The back portion may define an aperture therethrough. The fastener may also include a clip having a first side and a second side. The first side may define a window and the second side may include a flange that defines a port therethrough. The back portion may be sandwiched between the first and second sides of the clip and the window and port may each be generally aligned with the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott W. Glaser, Dominick Brian Rivara, IV, Clifton R. Gerke
  • Patent number: 8302269
    Abstract: A fastening device includes a first female component and a second male component, each component adapted for attachment to a back panel, wing or strap of a garment or the like, the first component includes a plastic first plate having an inner side and an outer side. The second component includes a second plastic plate having an inner side and an outer side adapted to at least partially overlie the outer side of the first plate in use. The first plate is formed with a plurality of connecting recesses and the inner side of the second plate is formed with at least one connecting protrusion adapted to be releasably received and retained selectively in any one of the connecting recesses. The second plate is formed with a resilient nose inclined downwardly in the direction from its outer side towards its inner side and is deflected upwardly when the components are coupled together to bear resiliently against the outer side of the first plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Talon International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Pitman
  • Publication number: 20120272486
    Abstract: A fastener system comprising a zip tie and a screw, nail, pin, or the like, is presented. The screw, nail, or pin has at least one through hole configured to receive the zip tie. Together, the zip tie and the screw, nail, or pin provide a fastening system that can be used in numerous applications. In some embodiments, the through hole includes a pawl configured to engage a toothed portion of the zip tie.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: James Murphy, Bruce Scott
  • Publication number: 20120246893
    Abstract: A fastener that consists of two components that snap into engagement with one another and that can be used to hold two or more pieces of material together. Each identical part includes a hole or opening running through it that allows for the parts to be disconnected or disengaged from one another. Thus, the fastener can be reused by re-engaging the multiple parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: James R. Martellotti
  • Publication number: 20120231656
    Abstract: A connector fixation metal fitting includes: an attachment portion to be attached to a body of a connector; and an insertion piece to be inserted into an attachment hole formed in a board on which the connector is mounted, wherein the insertion piece includes two elastic pieces, the two elastic pieces are coupled together at their ends in the insertion direction of the insertion piece into the board and extend from the coupled portions in a direction opposite to the insertion direction so as to form free ends, and the free ends are bent in opposite directions in the plate-thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Kazuaki TAKAO
  • 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: 8236080
    Abstract: A ratchet clip for lockably and releasably closing a cover onto a base of a air filter housing is disclosed. The ratchet clip includes an elongated retention member secured at one portion of the housing and having a plurality of teeth forming a series of pockets and ridges. A rocker member is pivotally secured to a different housing portion and is aligned to lockably engage the retention member. A latching member on the rocker member is sized, configured and positioned to lockably engage into the pockets thereby inhibiting movement of the latching member in an opening direction relative to the retention member. A spring biases the rocker member to lockably and releasably engage the retention member thereby preventing movement in an opening direction of the rocker member relative to the retention member. The teeth have surfaces configured to permit the latching member to slide over the teeth in a closing direction relative to the retention member, even while the spring biases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Mann & Hummel GmbH
    Inventor: Mike Desjardins
  • Publication number: 20120188778
    Abstract: A seat-belt buckle for securing persons in motor vehicles, including at least one sensor unit which is designed in such a manner that it can detect the closure state of the seat-belt buckle, the seat-belt buckle having an illumination unit which is integrated, together with the sensor unit, in a common sensor/illumination subassembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicants: Continental Automotive GMBH, Continental Teves AG & Co., OHG
    Inventors: Sibylle Buettner, Frank Grunwald, Harry Skarpil, Stephan Risch, Bernhard Schmid
  • Publication number: 20120182707
    Abstract: A connecting member for a portable electronic device includes a central cylinder, a first flange portion, a second flange portion, a plurality of first clasps and a number of second clasps. The first flange portion and the second flange portion surround on the central cylinder. The first clasps extend from the first flange portion, and the second clasps extend from the second flange portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Jian-Hui CHEN
  • Publication number: 20120151722
    Abstract: A method of making a structured surface and a mechanical fastener precursor are disclosed. The method includes providing a thermoplastic backing with spaced-apart, upstanding posts with base portions attached to the thermoplastic backing and distal tips; deforming the distal tips to form caps on at least some of the spaced-apart, upstanding posts to provide capped posts, wherein at least some caps upon forming touch at least one adjacent cap; and separating the capped posts. Typically, the at least some caps upon forming are shaped at least partially by the at least one adjacent cap. The mechanical fastener precursor includes a thermoplastic backing and upstanding male fastening elements with bases attached to the thermoplastic backing and distal caps larger in area than the cross-sectional area of the bases, wherein the bases of the male fastening elements are spaced apart, wherein at least some of the distal caps touch at least one adjacent distal cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Hertlein, Leigh E. Wood
  • Publication number: 20120143165
    Abstract: A force focused fastening system maintaining a fastener element in plane during fastening. The force focused fastening system includes a force focused fastening member including an extensible region and an end region. The end region includes a fastener element and the extensible region includes a high modulus region aligned relative to a center portion of the fastener element. During fastening, the force focused fastening member directs forces toward the center portion of the fastener element, away from end portions, minimizing distortion of the fastener element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Anna Macura, Mark J. Kline
  • Patent number: 8186025
    Abstract: A brassiere back closure has an inelastic textile patch attached to the end of one of the brassiere wings and carries a plurality of transversely extending and longitudinally spaced rows each having at least two transversely spaced eyes on the back face. A flat body has an inner end attached to the end of the other of the wings, an opposite outer end, a front face at least partially overlapping at the outer end the back face of the patch, and a back face opposite the body front face. Respective plastic hooks generally complementary to and matable with the eyes are fixed to the body front face at the outer end so as to align with and interfit with the eyes. A transversely rigid bar on or forming part of the body prevents transverse relative movement of the hooks and bending of the body at the hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Fildan Accessories (HK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Gerhard Fildan, Karl Wanzenböck
  • Publication number: 20120119415
    Abstract: In one aspect, an aircraft seat assembly comprises a plurality of seat skeleton parts (22-26, 36,38) held in juxtaposition with one another by means of an over-moulded polymer material (42). In another aspect an aircraft seat assembly comprises a seat back portion having an expanded polymer material over-moulded over a seat skeleton part (14), the seat back portion having posterior recesses (38) that allow additional knee-space for a passenger seated in a seat behind. In another aspect an interior structural component of an aircraft comprises a moulded polymer encapsulated by a metallic flashing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Gary Seale
  • Publication number: 20120102686
    Abstract: In the case of a closure for connecting two straps of an item of clothing, in particular the wing end portions of the back band of a bra, on one of which is arranged an overall female closure part, there is provided a plurality of female closure elements that form at least one row, and on the other of which is arranged an overall male closure part, which includes at least two male closure elements that can be moved into force-fitting/form-fitting engagement with female closure elements from one row of the female closure part. The closure elements are arranged in each case on a preferably textile base strip, which is rectangular in basic form, acts as a carrier and serves for fastening the respective closure parts on their associated band wing ends, which overlap in their end regions in the closed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Karl WANZENBOECK, Gerhard FILDAN
  • Patent number: 8146211
    Abstract: A slide adjuster includes a belt having engagement grooves in a form of saw teeth, and a buckle for receiving the belt therein in a forward direction and preventing the belt in the buckle from moving in a backward direction. The buckle includes a buckle body, and an operating plate disposed above a bottom plate and including an engagement claw projecting toward the bottom plate to engage one of the engagement grooves of the belt. The buckle body further includes restricting members projecting inwardly from two side plates thereof, and the operating plate includes recessed portions for receiving the restricting members therein without connecting thereto to prevent an accidental pressing force from being applied in a vertical direction to the operating plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Builmatel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Syoji Shirai, Kouhei Musha
  • Publication number: 20120066874
    Abstract: Fasteners comprising male and female assemblies. At least one of the male or female assembly may comprise a flexible base that flexes to conform to a non-planar mounting surface. The flexible base is bonded to the stud and/or the socket using techniques that provide a high degree of strength to withstand repeated engagement and disengagement of the fastener. Moreover, in certain embodiments the bonding techniques eliminate the need for mechanical means (for example, threads) to secure the stud to the flexible base. Mechanical tests show that the male assembly according to certain embodiments has 62% more strength than known male assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: YKK Corporation of America
    Inventors: Chuck G. LeCompte, Chad A. Clark, Rodney H. Helwig
  • Publication number: 20120017406
    Abstract: An apparatus for a rescue worker's waist belt for connecting to and rapidly disconnecting from a self-contained breathing apparatus waist belt. The rescue worker's waist belt includes buckles disposed on its side that complement the buckles disposed on the SCBA waist belt. An SCBA wearer connects the SCBA waist belt directly to the rescue worker's waist belt rather than buckling the waist belt around the wearer's waist. Rapid disconnection is effected with the push of two buttons, thereby allowing the wearer to entirely remove the SCBA from his or her body while leaving the rescue worker's waist belt and any accoutrements attached thereto in place and on his or her person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Juancarlos Colorado
  • Publication number: 20110296586
    Abstract: The invention is a slidable fastening device that is sewn into a garment and replaces a static seam of the garment. The fastener has a male portion and a female portion that are permanently engaged with each other and slide up and down with respect to each other. The fastener is hidden from view such that a casual observer does not notice that the static seam has been replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Glenn Jaros
  • Publication number: 20110291451
    Abstract: A safety belt buckle (B?) for a seat is disclosed. The seat (S?) has a crotch pad (P?) in the seating area, which coincides with an attachment region between the safety belt buckle and the seat (S?) so that the crotch pad (P?) is positioned between the safety belt buckle (B?) and a person positioned in the seat (S?) and held in place in the seat (S?) by means of the belt buckle (B?), with both the crotch pad (P?) and the buckle (B?) between the legs (L) of said person. The safety belt buckle (B?) has a body (11) with a surface (12) which in use faces the crotch pad (P?). The body (11) has an attachment means (13) for attachment of the buckle (B?) to the crotch pad (P?) of the seat (S?). A safety belt assembly having such buckle (B?) is also disclosed, as well as a vehicle seat (B?), preferably a child seat, having such safety belt assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Johan Westman
  • Publication number: 20110290970
    Abstract: An auxiliary fastening apparatus for engaging with tablet electronic device is provided, including a receiving unit, an angle adjustment mechanism and a support unit. The apparatus may further include an auxiliary belt. The receiving unit is for placing the tablet PC on, and the angle adjustment mechanism and the support unit are to enable the receiving unit to stand in either portrait or landscape mode. The auxiliary belt can be wrapped around the wrist to prevent the handheld tablet PC from slipping and falling to the ground. The unique structure of the support unit allows the tablet PC to tilt a small angle when placed on a desk top for convenient use. The auxiliary fastening apparatus of the present invention provides convenient use of the tablet PC in various occasions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Eagle Fan
  • Publication number: 20110192857
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device accessory system is provided. The accessory system comprises a mobile electronic device case with a surface and a first attachment mechanism. An accessory is also provided, where the accessory comprises a second attachment mechanism, and is removably attached to the surface of the mobile electronic device case. In some embodiments, the case comprises a back with a recessed portion configured to receive an accessory therein, and an attachment mechanism for removably attaching the accessory to the case. Methods of using the accessory system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Wayne Philip Rothbaum, Robert B. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20110113605
    Abstract: A device for the restraint and release of a deployable body mounted on a support structure, the device being operable between a stowed condition and a released condition, and having: a pair of subassemblies each for being attached to either the deployable body or the support structure, these subassemblies having mating surfaces which interlock with one another in the stowed condition to substantially prevent lateral movement of the deployable body relative to the support structure; a releasable tensioned element which is connected to both of the subassemblies exerting a compressive pre-load action on the said subassemblies that keep them together; a force measurement system that allows monitoring the cited compressive pre-load action applied; a releasing device for releasing the cited pre-load, allowing the free separation of the subassemblies; further being provided with a tensioning mechanism embedded in the device such that it applies a substantially pure-tension pre-load to the releasable tensioned ele
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: EADS CASA Espacio S.L.
    Inventor: Miguel Angel Plaza Baonza
  • Publication number: 20110067310
    Abstract: A storage device for use with a garage door having at multiple panels wherein each panel has a given width and height, the panels connected together by hinges and fasteners at predetermined spacing across the panels, wherein the fasteners are generally disposed in vertical alignment at a top part and bottom part of at least one of the panels, and which includes a storage container having a peripheral support structure which is normally maintained adjacent the panel and includes a plurality of eyelets formed on a top part and bottom part thereof which are of a size to receive one of the fasteners therethrough and are spaced along the peripheral support structure in a manner such that when receiving the fasteners said storage device is maintained adjacent the panel generally within the width and height of the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: Matthew Murray
  • Publication number: 20110023274
    Abstract: A connector includes a first housing and a second housing. The second housing is attached with the first housing. An accommodating part is provided in the first housing. A first lock portion is provided in the accommodating part and is capable of being displaced. A detection member is accommodated in the accommodating part and is displaced according to a displacement of the first lock portion. A second lock portion is provided in the second housing and pushes the first lock portion to displace the first lock portion. And the second lock portion is engaged with the first lock portion when the second housing is attached with the first housing. A first restricting portion is provided in the first lock portion. A second restricting portion is provided in the detection member and is engaged with the first restricting portion when the first lock portion is displaced by the second lock portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Kazumi URANO, Toshinori Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20100306976
    Abstract: A buckle includes a male member and a female member. The male member includes: a base; a pair of legs that project from the base; engaging portions that are provided on the legs to be engageable with the female member; and a linking body that links the pair of legs. The linking body includes a curved portion that is curved such that the middle thereof is closest to the base. A pair of projecting portions that are substantially parallel with an insertion direction of the male member extend from the base to be disposed outside the curved portion such that the curved portion is interposed therebetween. With this arrangement, the linking body for linking the pair of legs can be disposed with less possibility that other objects are caught in a space in the male member and without increasing a length dimension in the insertion direction more than necessary. The male member can be stably held relative to the female member against a torsion force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kaneko, Ryoichiro Uehara
  • Publication number: 20100306973
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug-in lock for the detachable connection of two belt ends for a climbing harness having a lock part and an insertion part, wherein the lock part has an end on the insertion side for inserting the insertion part, and an end on the belt side for fastening a belt, wherein the insertion part has a snap-in pin, which engages into a first latch mechanism in the lock part upon inserting the insertion part into the lock part such that the insertion part is secured against being pulled out of the lock part (in the direction opposite of the insertion direction in the lock part. The first latch mechanism is configured manually non-detachable, and a second manually detachable latch mechanism is arranged and configured such that the insertion part can be detached from the lock part by sliding out the same in the insertion direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: SKYLOTEC GMBH
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake