Strap-end Fasteners Patents (Class 292/325)
  • Patent number: 10093466
    Abstract: A knotting device includes a rectangular hollow member including holes, four knurled tunnels on a bottom, and four hooks at four corners respectively; four legs extending from four corners of the rectangular hollow member respectively, each leg being hingedly connected to the rectangular hollow member, and an end latch configured to secure to an adjacent one of the hooks; two first fastening members hingedly secured to two ends of one side of the hollow member respectively, each first fastening member including top projections configured to securely insert into the holes, a first knurled section on a top, and a second knurled section on a bottom; and two second fastening members hingedly secured to one first fastening member, each second fastening member including top projections configured to securely insert into the holes, a first knurled area on a top, and a second knurled area on a bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Yu-Peng Chan
  • Patent number: 9550611
    Abstract: A lid and closure member assembly for placement on a container is provided. The lid includes a cover portion, an access port and an elongated channel defined in the cover portion. The channel may include two opposing side walls, two opposing end walls and a bottom. The channel's side walls can each include an inwardly-projecting lip forming an undercut for slidably receiving a portion of the closure member. The closure member includes an access port cap, a retainer slidably received within the channel and a strap extending between the access port cap and the retainer. The closure member is selectively movable between open and closed positions. The access port cap may cover the access port when the retainer is in a first position within the channel or may be at least partially received within the channel when the retainer is in a second position within the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: HUHTAMAKI, INC.
    Inventor: Don Hodge
  • Patent number: 9533807
    Abstract: A ribbon routing assembly for routing a single length of ribbon around and securing the ribbon to an object. The ribbon has a first end and a second end. The ribbon routing assembly includes a body with a void. The body includes a first leg configured for securing to the first end of the ribbon and a second leg configured for securing to the second end of the ribbon. The void includes a routing edge that defines a first acute angle relative to the first leg and a second acute angle relative to the second leg. The first and second acute angles are approximately forty-five degrees. The body has a first surface and a second surface that define a thickness therebetween, the first leg defines a first length and the second leg defines a second length. A lid is configured for mounting to the body in a mounted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Diguglielmo
  • Patent number: 9157257
    Abstract: A tamper evidencing device for protecting an article, whereby breach of the device in use is evidenced by the device itself or the absence thereof, includes an elongate band for encircling the article and a component for guiding the band about the article. The component is attached or attachable to the band. The component has a first guide or loop such that the band may be looped in a first loop around the article and thereafter guided by the first guide or loop to extend therebeyond in a traverse direction to said first loop to form a second loop around the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Securoseal Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Dion Mrocki, Ben Talintyre, Rod Anthony Wiebenga
  • Patent number: 9076351
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for securing a pallet, crate, or similar shipping containers against pilferage using a pallet seal including one or more parts, and having one or more locking devices are included. The seal can be secured against the clip on the pallet banding, completely covering and protecting the clip from tampering. The seal can have specific seal number and marking, color, or other features that makes it almost impossible to duplicate. Further the seal can have the capability to include RFID tags, Bar Code, and or custom marking and can be applied to the banding clips without a use of any tool or secondary seal or number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Koorosh Vafadari
  • Patent number: 8821423
    Abstract: A compliance strapping includes a predetermined adjustability, tamper deterring and indicating strapping, adapted, in use, to form an encircling loop. The compliance strapping is passed around an object and for further security the strap can be threaded through lining material or through a wearable article or medical device. The free end of the elongate member is passed through the loop, which may be a D-loop sewn into the strapping, thus forming an encircling loop of strapping. The second end is brought around to close proximity with a region of the strapping which has been passed through the loop and the tamper indicating means fastened known as the self locking rivet to said region of the strapping. Thus the encircling loop cannot be broken because the region of the strapping with the self locking rivet fastened thereto cannot pass back through the D-loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fastform Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin Conlon, David Sheehan, Kerry Meehan
  • Patent number: 7602297
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap, have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Marsilio, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 7498944
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Marsilio, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 7498945
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Marsilio, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 7492263
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Marsilio, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 7492264
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Marsilio, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 7492265
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Marsilio, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 7486190
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Marsilio, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 7463152
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Marsilio, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 7397375
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Marsilio, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 7395582
    Abstract: An article retention band includes a ring, a lever, and a clasp. The ring has an inner circumference and is configured to encircle and apply a compressive force around an exterior circumference of an article. The lever is attached to the ring and has an end surface. The lever is moveable between a first position in which the end surface is spaced from the ring and a second position in which the end surface is adjacent to the ring. Movement of the lever from the first position to the second position results in a reduction of the inner circumference of the ring. A clasp is configured for selectively retaining the lever in the second position such that the clasp at least partially covers the end surface of the lever. A drive assembly and a vehicle having a drive assembly are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Honda Motor Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Lee N. Bowers
  • Patent number: 7338209
    Abstract: The application describes a container, bag, pouch or reusable envelope which is closed by one part (2) locating over a second part (1), the second part(1) having an opening (7) for receiving the head (14) of a breakable seal (13) which locks into the opening in such a manner that it cannot be removed without breaking, the seal (13) in its inserted position locking the first part (2) in place over the second part (1) in a tamper evident fashion. The second part (1) has a shoulder (17) at either side of the opening (7) and the seal (13) has on its underside recesses (19) for registration with the shoulders (17). Typically said one part (2) is the fastener tab of the zipped opening of a reusable envelope and the second part (1) is the enclosure or chamber of a lock unit mounted on the envelope, adjacent one end of the zipped opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc
    Inventor: Simon R. Winpenny
  • Patent number: 7259674
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Marsilio, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 7246830
    Abstract: A seal has a head and a strap, the head having a chamber with an aperture through which the end of the strap can be fed. An arrangement is provided within the chamber to engage the strap so that it cannot be pulled out in the opposite direction to which is inserted. This arrangement includes resilient clip having arms which can flex and overlapping apertured members at the ends of the arms which are configured to provide a variable gap as the strap is pulled through. This clip is mounted in an insert which in turn is fitted in the chamber of the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: ITW Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Graves, Chris Benning
  • Publication number: 20040160067
    Abstract: A locking assembly is adapted for locking first and second members together. The assembly includes a housing member having an opening having an insertion end formed therein. A retention member is disposed in the opening. A stud member includes a head portion and a shank portion is joined by a separable portion. The shank portion is received in the opening through the insertion end and engages the retention member to prevent removal of the shank portion from the opening through the insertion end. With the first and second members disposed between the housing member body portion and the stud member head portion, upon breaking of the separable portion, the head portion separates from the shank portion to allow separation of the first and second ends. In one embodiment the opening is a through hole having an insertion end and an exit end, and upon breaking the separable portion the shank portion passes through out of the through hole through the exit end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventors: Timothy B. Ely, Frederick P. Finck
  • Patent number: 6752439
    Abstract: A prior art security seal is molded one piece thermoplastic having a flag for receiving indicia such as serial number and so on and a strap extending from the flag. A locking socket depends from the flag at the junction with the strap. One or more projections extend from the flag from a surface opposite to the socket. The flag is too small for certain implementations which require a flag for receiving large labels. A large flag capable of receiving such labels is attached to the seal via the seal flag and projection. The flag has a channel for receiving the seal flag in an axial direction parallel to the plane of the flags and an opening for receiving the one or more projections, the opening having a contour that matches that of the projection(s). Snap fit latches secure the seal at flanges thereof as the projection(s) is inserted in the opening in a direction normal to the plane of the flags. The seal flag is releasably held in two normal directions to the large flag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: E. J. Brooks Company
    Inventors: George Albert Lundberg, Rui Pedro Henriques
  • Patent number: 6719335
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lock comprising a housing (5) and a strap (1) that has a first end (2) and a second end (6), said housing (5) comprising: means (4) for securing the first end (2) of the strap (1); an interior cavity (40); a first (7) and a second (8) opening that give access from the exterior to said cavity (40), and allow advancement through the housing (5) of the second end (6) of the strap (1); a first interior, longitudinally extending wall (9) and a second opposed, interior, longitudinally extending wall (10), said walls extending between said first and second openings; a locking device (14) arranged within the cavity (40) between the first (9) and the second (10) walls and that defines a nipping area (45) for securing the second end (6) of the strap (1); and support areas (50) for the strap (1) whereby turning of the strap (1) about its longitudinal axis is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Oneseal A/S
    Inventors: Jens Velschou, Preben Michael Remark
  • Patent number: 6718598
    Abstract: A two-part clip construction includes a U-shaped clip made from a plastic material with the legs of the clip spaced so as to fit over and then be deformed through a through passage in a leg locking member. The construction is especially designed to permit utilization of polymerics for forming the clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory P. Gorman, James S. Smith
  • Patent number: 6637075
    Abstract: A two-part clip construction includes a U-shaped clip made from a plastic material with the legs of the clip spaced so as to fit over and then be deformed through a through passage in a leg locking member. The construction is especially designed to permit utilization of polymerics for forming the clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory P. Gorman, James S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20030178860
    Abstract: Security seals (1) are widely used to demonstrate the integrity of a closed container, truck, roll pallet, cage or box. Typically such security seals (21) are made from plastics material and comprise a strap (2) with a plug (5) at one end and a socket (4) at the other end. The socket includes a one-way lock so that when the security seal (1) is threaded through a locking point and the plug (5) inserted into the socket (4) the plus is locked irremovably into the socket. The only way that the security seal can subsequently be removed is by destroying it. Such a security seal (1) includes a recognisable sequence of indicia (20) extending along substantially the whole length of the strap portion (2). The presence of the recognisable sequence of indicia (20) along the length of the strap (2) make it almost impossible to cut such a strap (2) and reconnect the cut ends without disrupting the sequence of indicia (20) so that it is immediately evident that the security seal (1) has been tampered with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: Gareth William Thomas, George Relton McMillan, David Austin Burt
  • Patent number: 6540273
    Abstract: One end of a stranded steel cable is attached to a cast zinc seal housing having a chamber in which a steel sleeve with a tapered bore is positioned. The sleeve in one embodiment is fixed to the housing in the chamber or may be displaceable and captured in the chamber in a further embodiment. A serpentine clip locking member captured in the housing chamber resiliently radially grips the a second end of the shackle inserted into the sleeve bore and wedges and locks to the cable and sleeve when the shackle is withdrawn. The sleeve precludes damage to the softer zinc housing by the locking member when the locking member is displaced in the housing chamber. Various embodiments are disclosed. In a further embodiment, the one end of the cable exits the housing in a plane different than where the second end enters the chamber to enhance ease of insertion of the second end into engagement with the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Transguard Industries
    Inventors: Terrence N. Brammall, Jeffrey A. Brimmer, Carlos Pinho, Richard Gnoinski, Craig B. Hamilton, Richard Dreisbach
  • Patent number: 6513842
    Abstract: A tamper indicating seal for doors or panels such as used on airborne shipping containers. The seal includes a housing mounted over an edge of a container door and having an opening for receiving a strap of an elongated shackle having a base portion engageable with a frame or other portion of the container. A locking cage is disposed within the opening and interlocks with the strap as the strap is pulled outwardly of the opening to thereby secure the housing to the container such that any attempt to open the door will cause a visual failure of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Stoffel Seals Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Fuehrer
  • Patent number: 6418760
    Abstract: A mechanism for converting between rotational and linear movement includes a rotatable hub structure and a striker element having an inboard end and an outboard end. In one form of the mechanism, a pivot/spring structure is positioned to engage a pivot location on the striker element between the inboard and outboard ends of the striker element. The pivot/spring structure provides a deflectable pivot fulcrum which can be deflected from a pivot rest position in response to a deflecting force exerted on the striker element. The hub structure can be engaged with the inboard end of the striker element so that a rotational movement of the hub structure provides a force on the striker element tending to cause the inboard end to pivot about the pivot structure, deflecting the pivot fulcrum such that the outboard end of the striker element moves in a generally axial direction. The mechanism can be used in a latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Inventor: Ian J. Fettes
  • Patent number: 6092401
    Abstract: A security device affixable to a package includes a housing, a strap, and a crossover connector carried by a cable. The strap is formed with a toothed channel containing a plurality of teeth that lockingly engage with a plurality of locking fingers formed on the housing. The strap is selectively and slidably received within the housing and cannot be removed without the use of a special key. When the key is inserted into the housing, the pins of the key simultaneously deflect the locking fingers out of locking engagement with the teeth of the toothed channel, thus permitting the strap to be removed from the housing. The cable and crossover connector are configured such that the cable is in a figure-8 configuration, thus permitting a single cable to carry the housing and the strap of the security device, and further permitting a single cable to extend across all six surfaces of the parallelepiped package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Alpha Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James K. Sankey, James M. Byrne
  • Patent number: 5788294
    Abstract: Integral one piece molded thermoplastic male and female housing segments are interconnected by a bridge member via living hinges, The female segment has a sheet metal insert with a locking aperture. A wire or other member is inserted in passages in the two segments in an unfolded position forming a loop whose ends are passed through the passages. An edge of the insert is adjacent to the passages in the female segment. The male housing segment has a locking stud extending therefrom and engaged with the insert locking aperture locking the male segment in a recess in the female housing segment. The bridge member encloses a housing end and the passages at that end. The folded over segments cause the wire to bend sharply in a 180.degree. bend about the insert edge. The edge digs into the wire upon withdrawal of the wire from the passages, severing the wire. Different embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: E. J. Brooks Company
    Inventors: Jeremy Phelps Leon, George Albert Lundberg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5655802
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for securing a strapped carton against pilferage is disclosed. A security clip includes a common member having two or more foldable over and crimpable prongs extending therefrom at right angles to each other. The security clip is applied to cross straps around the carton. A hole may be provided through the clip and cross straps within which a once only lockable member is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Inventors: Mark Topp, David Topp
  • Patent number: 5533767
    Abstract: A molded one piece thermoplastic seal comprises a tab, a socket depending from the tab, a pair of links extending from the tab and a locking member secured to the other end of the links. A tether is secured at opposite ends to the locking member with one of the tether ends weakened. The locking member comprises a pair of resiliently secured tangs attached to a cross-member in which there are a pair of opposing grooves and a transverse hole for receiving the tether. The recesses and hole are inserted within the cavity of the socket with the tether free end inserted so as to lock the tether within the recesses and hole. The tether includes a plurality of projections, one projecting from the tether on each side of the locking member so that when the tether is locked to the locking member in the socket the tether cannot be removed. In a further embodiment, two locking members each having a pair of locking tangs are attached to a strap in tandem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: E. J. Brooks Company
    Inventors: George Georgopoulos, George A. Lundberg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5441316
    Abstract: A thermoplastic unitary molded seal comprises a tab, a socket depending from the tab, a pair of links extending from the tab and a locking member secured to the other end of the links. A tether is secured at one end to the locking member adjacent to one of the links and at another end adjacent to the other of the links. The tether is attached at one of its ends by a reduced cross-section to permit the tether to be severed from the locking member. The locking member comprises a pair of resiliently secured tangs attached to a cross-member in which there are a pair of recesses and a transverse hole. The recesses and hole receive the tether therethrough. The recesses and hole are inserted within the cavity of the socket with the tether free end inserted so as to lock the tether within the recesses and hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: E. J. Brooks Company
    Inventor: George Georgopoulos
  • Patent number: 5382061
    Abstract: An improved bag seal of the type typically used to close and seal the necks of cloth or other similar bags with a flexible strap. One end of the strap is attached to a non-resilient ferrule having an elongated housing with a passage therethrough for receiving the second end of the strap. The housing is received within a bore of a sealing block and thereafter is crimped to lock the housing to and within the sealing block and the strap to and within the housing. One or more cutting edges formed on the exterior of the housing permit insertion of the housing within the bore without cutting the sealing block, but upon attempted removal of the housing, the cutting edge cuts into the sealing block to provide a visual indication of tampering. Moreover, before passing the second end of the strap through the passage in the housing, the strap is passed through a slot in a flap rotatably mounted to the sealing block near an end of the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Assignee: E.J. Brooks Company
    Inventors: Allan W. Swift, Donald A. Ruth
  • Patent number: 5118148
    Abstract: Label holders used for closing and sealing bags have the disadvantage of having to be individualized (numbered) since one type of violation would be destroying the label holder to withdraw the security seal intact and then substituting it with a new label holder and re-using the seal.The label holder of this invention has two protuberances formed with rectangular openings on one portion thereof, which pass through two corresponding openings in the other portion when the label holder is closed. Two stops, one on each side of the strip of the outer surface between the two corresponding openings are provided. The security seal has a capsule and a lock interconnected by a thread, which in the sealed configuration are separated by the first protuberance, a part of the lock passing through the opening in such protuberance and a head of the lock being locked within the capsule. The part of the lock is connected to the head by weakenings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: ELC Produtos De Seguranca Industria e Comercio Ltda
    Inventor: Eduardo De Lima Castro Netto
  • Patent number: 4978026
    Abstract: A rotatable seal which includes two inter-fitted relatively rotatable members. A sealing wire is passed through a hasp and through aligned apertures in the members. Relative rotation of the members causes the sealing wire to be wrapped at least partially around one of the members. Relative axial displacement of the members causes the apertures to be mis-aligned and the seal to be locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: E. J. Brooks Co.
    Inventor: Richard Gnoinski
  • Patent number: 4947523
    Abstract: A bag closure device includes a handle member, a clasp member connected at one of its ends to the handle member and having an opposite free end capable of being removably coupled to the handle member. Structure is provided which beneficially compresses, and hence closes, a portion of flexible bag therebetween. According to one embodiment, such structure may be in the form of a truncated V-shaped member associated with the handle member which compresses a region of the bag against a V-shaped trough associated with the clasp member. In another embodiment, such structure includes a circumferential boss segment which compresses the bag portion against an interior surface of an axially flexible strap member. In either embodiment, the captured bag is effectively prevented from slipping under its own weight during transport of the bag via the bag closure device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Edward S. Robbins, III
    Inventors: Edward S. Robbins, III, Theodore J. Onocki
  • Patent number: 4912950
    Abstract: A lockable buckle includes a body member, a latch member, and a rotary locking member. The body member includes a pair of locking side slots. The latch member includes a pair of resilient arms having raised tab portions thereon for releasably engaging the opposed locking side slots of the body member. The rotary locking member is disposed in the body member and is adapted for rotation therein between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the raised tab portions are permitted to bend inwardly so as to allow insertion or removal of the latch member from the body member. In the second position, the raised tab portions are prevented from bending inwardly, thereby inhibiting disengagement of the latching member from the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventor: William G. Crowle
  • Patent number: 4895402
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for sealing coin containing bag or the like and particularly provides a device for sealing coin containing bag or the like which comprises a case that can easily be formed and other constituent members that can easily be assembled, and which exhibits good operating properties and can easily be manufactured at a low price.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: Takako Tange
    Inventor: Sumio Tomita
  • Patent number: 4877167
    Abstract: A retention system particularly adapted to be used by divers which includes at least one lanyard having first and second ends, a first clip having a hook for securing thereon an implement, such as a dive light, slate, knife, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Inventor: Glenn A. McNemar
  • Patent number: 4833807
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a novel waterproof locking wriststrap which is useful for personnel identification and admission control to amusement parks, waterslide parks, and other admission charge crowd related activities. A wriststrap comprising: (a) a strap which has at one end thereof one or more protrusions and at the opposite end one or more grooves, which protrusion and groove are adapted to mate with one another in an interlocking relationship, the end with the groove having therein at least one opening; and (b) a lock which can be moved into place over the protrusion when it mates with the groove, the lock having therein tangs which are adapted to extend into the opening of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Panorama Plastics Ltd.
    Inventor: Donald A. McLean
  • Patent number: 4333210
    Abstract: The invention is an improvement over my copending application Ser. No. 951,569 filed Oct. 15, 1978 now U.S. Pat. No. 4,223,423, granted Sept. 23, 1980, and relates to a sealing device, which is particularly useful with a receptacle, such as a cloth bank bag for containing money or currency. The sealing device comprises a single strip or band of material made of metal or plastic and formed with teeth or serrations, which extend from one side of the band and includes locking projections engaging with the teeth or serrations in an improved manner for securing the band in its closed position. The locking teeth are stamped, or otherwise formed in the material near one end of the band, so that the other end of the band may be inserted through slits in the band, whereby a number of teeth engage with locking elements when the band is tightened around the neck of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Assignee: American Casting and Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Ralph G. Burnett