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BALE AND PACKAGE TIES, HOSE CLAMPS

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024 - Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
024019000 With tighteners 51
024016000 Plastic band 51
024020000 Metal bands 24
024017000 Packet holders 7
024027000 Wire 4
20120266415BINDING BAND UNIT OF ELECTRIC WIRE PASSING GUIDE - A hole for inserting a binding band is arranged through a gutter shape electric wire passing guide. A widening width guide groove for guiding the binding band is arranged at an inner surface of the electric wire passing guide so as to expand its width gradually from the hole toward an opening end of one sidewall of the electric wire passing guide. In condition that a plurality of electric wires is inserted in the electric wire passing guide, a tip end of the binding band is inserted from the guide groove into the hole. One side surface of the guide groove is curved convexly toward the projecting top between the hole and the opening end. The one side surface of the guide groove is inclined toward the projecting top between a bottom surface of the guide groove and the inner surface of the electric wire passing guide.10-25-2012
20100088858TWIST TYPE FENCE TIE - An improved fence tie and methods of using that fence tie are disclosed. Dimensions for bending wire are described for bending a wire to form a helical section, two straight ends and a straight section adjacent to the helical section in a configuration having a form that generally resembles certain known twist type fence ties.04-15-2010
20130174382TIE WRAP FOR BUNDLING OBJECTS - A twist tie device having an elongated piece of shape-retaining deformable material. A cover covers the shape-retaining deformable material along the length of the elongated piece. The cover has a bond between the elongated piece and the cover. The bond between the cover and the elongated piece is along the entire interior surface of the cover. An outer cover may be bonded to the cover. The outer cover may have a gripping surface and a non-gripping surface. The gripping surface will provide more grip for the twist tie device when it is wrapped around itself and the gripping surface will provide more grip when it is wrapped around objects. A nongripping surface being generally smoother than the gripping surface is suitable for containing indicia.07-11-2013
20120054987Wrap for Bundling Objects - The present invention is comprised of an elongate piece of first material having flexible qualities with a flexible strip of second, more rigid, and bendable material enclosed within the first material. The apparatus may be twist-tied around equipment for relatively easy transport.03-08-2012
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20100043181NAPKIN BAND NOTE SYSTEM - A napkin or eating utensil band, wrap or holder imprinted with a quotation or written material. The napkin band may be made of paper, ribbon, cardboard, cloth, foil, metal, plastic, glass or any other suitable material. One or both surfaces of the napkin band may be imprinted. The printed material may be in any direction or configuration, and any font, style or font size, or any combination thereof, may be used. The written material may comprise a quotation from a book, a famous quotation or saying, a proverb, a factual statement, Bible quotes, a joke, a riddle, a trivia question, a short poem, lyrics (or partial lyrics) from a song, brain teaser, haiku, or the like. The napkin band may be used in a restaurant or facility where books or similar material are sold, so the written material may include quotations or facts from a book or similar material on sale may be used in order to promote sales of the book or material. The book or source material may be identified on the napkin band.02-25-2010
20080209691Hose Clamp Holding Structure - An annular positioning projection integrally has a body portion extending in a circular arc, one end portion projecting from one circumferential end of the body portion toward one raised portion and connected to a radial outer surface of the one raised portion, and the other end portion projecting from the other circumferential end of the body portion toward the other raised portion and connected to a radial outer surface of the other raised portion. An outer surface of one end portion thereof extends in a tangential direction with respect to one circumferential end of an outer surface of the body portion, and an outer surface of the other end portion extends in a tangential direction with respect to the other circumferential end of an outer surface of the body portion.09-04-2008
20100071170FASTENING ASSEMBLY FABRICATED FROM A SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL AND RELATED METHOD - A fastening assembly that has an item made of, or includes, a sustainable material; and a related method for manufacturing the fastening assembly, which has at least one portion. The method includes providing a sustainable material, and forming the at least one portion of the fastening assembly from the sustainable material.03-25-2010
20120180270FASTENING SYSTEM - The present invention discloses an improved fastener (07-19-2012
20120180269Adjustable-Length Tie-Wrap - Tie-wraps of practically infinite length are disclosed that can be cut to any desirable size at the time of use. These tie-wraps allow wrapping of any size object and comprise a flexible strap part and a locking part, both of which can be reused numerous times. To use the tie-wrap, the user cuts a piece from the flexible strap bundle and inserts its ends into a locking part and pulls one or both ends of the strap until it is tightly wrapped around the object. In other embodiments the ends of the strap may enter the locking part from one side or from multiple sides. In alternative embodiments the locking part or the strap may have a single pawl or multiple pawls which are made of plastic, metal, or other materials. Disclosed tie-wraps may be used, in addition to wrapping, to form handles or tag holders for the wrapped object.07-19-2012
20120180268TIE STRAP STRUCTURE - A tie strap structure includes a elastic main body and at least one first raised section. The elastic main body has an anchor section and an insertion section outward extending from the anchor section. The anchor section has a first abutment side, a second abutment side opposite to the first abutment side and a through hole for the insertion section to correspondingly insert therethrough. The first raised section is formed on one side of the insertion section and projects from the side of the insertion section. It is convenient to use the tie strap structure and the tie strap structure is manufactured at lower cost.07-19-2012
20130086774DEVICE TO HOLD TWO HANDBAG OR PURSE HANDLES TOGETHER - A device for holding two handles of a purse or handbag together includes an inner retaining strap and outer retaining strap. The straps are made of thin flexible material. The straps are attached at or near their respective longitudinal centers providing free movement of the longitudinal ends. A closure such as a hook and loop material is at the ends of straps allow the formation of the straps into closable and releasable loops. The outer strap is longer than the inner retaining strap. The outer retaining strap has a weight that can be in the form of a decorative element on the outside face at one longitudinal end, or can be incorporated into or on the end, or comprise the closure, and facilitates closing and opening the device. Alternatively, the closure of at least the outer strap can be a mechanical snap, magnetic, or other suitable construction.04-11-2013
20090271956FREE END BAND - A pre-cut and preformed free end band and seal of a predetermined length, and method of making and using the same is disclosed. The band is preformed with a substantially closed loop of band material to capture a seal to provide a preassembled band and seal wherein the seal is generally inhibited from being dislodged during packing, shipment, handling and installation. The band and seal are also formed in a manner to facilitate relative positioning of the band and seal as well as placement of a crimping tool relative to the band and seal for optimized crimping of the band and seal.11-05-2009
20120233818CABLE TIE WITH AN IMPROVED BUCKLE - A cable tie, which generally comprises a band with an interconnected buckle, includes features that allow it to receive a free end of the band more efficiently and/or prevents user contact with a cut end of the band. Some of the contemplated cable ties also facilitate interconnection of the band to the buckle.09-20-2012
20080295296DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ACCEPTING A CUT LENGTH OF WIRE THAT HAS BEEN FORMED INTO A COIL - A swivel machine for wire processing including a coiler arranged between a cutting-off/insulation-stripping unit and a second swivel arm. The cut length of wire whose leading wire-end has been processed is coiled by a coiling disk of the coiler. After the leading wire-end of the cut length of wire has been processed, it is grasped by the coiler. A belt drive then advances the wire by the desired length of the cut length of wire, and simultaneously the coiler coils the advanced wire into a coil. After the coiling operation, a linearly movable stacker unit grasps the coil, and the coiling disk releases the coil. After the trailing wire-end has been processed, the stacker unit moves further in the wire-advance direction to the deposit. While the trailing wire-end is being processed, and while traveling to the deposit, the coil is provided with a bind.12-04-2008
20110126382MULTI-USE CLEAT - A cord assembly including an elongate cord extending between a first end in the form of at least one loop and an opposite free second end and a cleat fixedly attached to the looped end of the elongate cord. The cleat includes at least two recesses for receiving and securing the second end of the elongate cord during use, for example, as a tourniquet or to secure some other item. In use, the free end is passed through the loop so that the cord extends around the limb or other item to which it is being applied, and then the free end of the cord is locked into the cleat using the recesses.06-02-2011
20110271493STRAP WITH IMPROVED COLUMN STIFFNESS - A strap having increased column stiffness includes a leading edge and a trailing edge forming a length of the strap, a first outer edge and second outer edge defining a width of the strap, and a first side and a second side defining a thickness of the strap. A crush region is formed in the first or second side, between and generally parallel to the first and second outer edges. The crush region is defined by a thickness that is less than the thickness of the strap adjacent to the crush region. The crush region forms a line along which a bend may be formed in the strap. The bend increases the column stiffness of the strap at least about 67 percent over that of a comparable flat strap. The bend defines an acute angle and an obtuse angle in the strap as viewed in cross-section.11-10-2011
20110271494BAND-SECURING DEVICE - The present disclosure relates generally to mechanisms for securing a band around an object. Certain embodiments relate to band-securing devices. Certain embodiments relate to band-securing devices including a band. Certain embodiments relate to band-securing devices including a band and a medical barrier. Certain embodiments relate to methods of securing a band with a band-securing device. Certain embodiments relate to methods of manufacturing a band-securing device.11-10-2011
20110271492HOSE CLAMP WITH PARALLEL TIGHTENING AND RAPID RELEASE - An improved clamp constricting objects to be held in place including hoses wires tubes. One embodiment having some or all plastic molded parts one of which is a support base (11-10-2011
20100083472HOSE CLAMPS - A hose clamp has a clamp body, operation pieces, an engaging claw, a receiving portion, an arch shaped opening and a slide guide portion. The clamp body is composed of a plate spring member bent into a ring shape. The operation piece has two legs at one end of the clamp body, and has an operation portion at ends of the legs. The operation piece has a leg at the other end of the clamp body, and has an operation portion at an end portion of the leg. The receiving portion is formed on the operation portion and can engage with the engaging claw. The arch shaped opening is formed on the operation portion, and allows the engaging claw to pass therethrough. The engaging claw and the slide guide portion are disposed on one side of the leg of the operation piece. The slide guide portion contacts with the leg in order to make the engaging claw be opposed to the arch shaped opening.04-08-2010
20130097814CABLE TIE - A cable tie is disclosed. The cable tie has a band and a fastening slot. The band is provided with a plurality of ribs, and the fastening slot is formed with an engaging portion for engaging the ribs when the band passes through the fastening slot so as to bind articles. The engaging portion is provided with at least one engaging tooth. A distance between a tip of the engaging tooth and the fixed end of the engaging portion and along a lengthwise direction of the band is smaller than a distance between the free end and the fixed end of the engaging portion and along the lengthwise direction of the band, and which prevents the engaging portion from being broken due to shearing effect applied by the ribs when the cable tie is operated in a low-temperature environment such as minus 40 degrees Celsius.04-25-2013
20110005040Clamp Fitting for a Hose End - The invention relates to a clamp fitting (01-13-2011
20120291232HOSE CLAMP - A hose clamp includes a first grip piece (11-22-2012
20120291231CABLE TIE - A cable tie is revealed. The cable tie includes a slot base with an insertion hole, a belt and at least one fastener. At least one surface of the insertion hole is a slanted surface. Locking teeth is arranged at a surface of the belt. The fastener is mounted into the insertion hole of the slot base correspondingly. The fastener includes a slanted surface corresponding to the slanted surface of the slot base, and projecting teeth corresponding to the locking teeth of the belt. When the belt is inserted through the insertion hole of the slot base to bind objects tightly, the fastener is mounted into the insertion hole so that the projecting teeth of the fastener are engaged with the locking teeth of the belt so as to lock and fix the belt. The cable tie can be used again once the belt is released from the fastener.11-22-2012
20120066871Band Clamp With Temporary Band Securing Features - A band clamp having a buckle for receiving a free end for binding various objects is provided wherein the band includes a mechanism for indicating an excess portion of the band needed for engagement with a tensioning tool. The mechanism may also facilitate temporary interconnection between the band and the buckle before tensioning.03-22-2012
20090241298PRE-CUT SEAL FOR STRAP - A seal has pre-cut slits formed in the seal body for securing the seal around a strap. The seal body has positioning tabs or a centering hole to position a hand tool to facilitate bending of the metal seal tabs defined by the pre-cut slits. The pre-cut seal is applied to overlapping sections of the strap and the seal tabs and strap ends are bent into an interlocking engagement sufficient to prevent withdrawal of the strap sections from the seal. A number of slits may be present in the seal depending on the size and shape of the seal, and the same number of slits may be formed on opposing sides of the seal. Different numbers of slits may also be formed, depending on the application. An inner surface of the seal may include a non-slip surface material such as grit or adhesive and/or may be formed with teeth or a knurled surface.10-01-2009
20090049655BOOT BAND - The resistance against the portion of a band body that is riding over engagement claws at the time of fastening the band body is reduced, so that the band body can be fastened by a small amount of fastening force. This boot band consists of: a band body that is fastened by winding in a ring shape an outer overlapping portion and an inner overlapped portion around a member to be fastened; engagement claws and that are formed on the outer overlapping portion; engagement holes that are formed in the inner overlapped portion and that engage with the engagement claws, so as to maintain the band body in a fastened condition; a lip that is formed by separating, along the fastening direction of the band body, the area of the inner overlapped portion where an engagement hole is formed from that area's surrounding area, and with the fastening-direction end of the lip formed as a free end; and a slit, which the lip penetrates through to the opposite side of the slit.02-26-2009
20100162529STRAPPING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATION THEREOF - A device for strapping lying stacks of printed products with a strap, as well as to a corresponding operating method. The device includes a handling device with two press jaws for pressing together and conveying the stack in a conveyor direction running in the stack longitudinal direction, from a stack formation region into a strapping region, as well as a strapping unit with a stack rest and with a strap channel. The strapping unit is traversable in an ejection direction running transversely to the conveyor direction. The strap channel is arranged in a plane orientated perpendicularly to the ejection direction. The strap channel includes a movable channel section, so that the strap channel may assume an open and a closed condition, wherein a stack in the open condition may be brought in the conveyor direction into a strapping region enclosed by the strap channel.07-01-2010
20100186197Harness clip structure - A clip body (07-29-2010
20100236031BELT FOR TYING CABLES09-23-2010
20090106949CLAMP - A clamp for clamping a cylindrically shaped structure within a hollow cylindrical structure includes means to maintain the angular and axial position of the structures fixed while the clamp is tightened.04-30-2009
20120266417ACTIVE MATERIAL BASED FASTENERS INCLUDING CABLE TIES AND TWIST TIES - Active material based fasteners that are reversible are provided. These fasteners can be in the form of, for example, cable ties and twist ties. In an embodiment, a fastener for securing an object comprises: a flexible elongated member capable of at least partially surrounding the object; and an adjustment mechanism in operable communication with the flexible elongated member, the adjustment mechanism comprising an active material capable of undergoing a change in a property upon exposure to an activation source, wherein the elongated member is configured to engage or release the object in response to the change in the property.10-25-2012
20120030910ELECTRIC CORD SECURING DEVICE AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - An electric cord securing device includes an attaching member and a securing member coupled to a body. The attaching member, during use, attaches the body to a selected location on the exterior of a electric cord. The securing member, during use, secures the body to an external structure or at least one other portion of the electric cord. Additionally, an electric cord includes at least one flexible conductor encased by a insulating sheath. One or more securing members are disposed on the exterior of the sheath. The securing members secure the portion of the cord proximate the securing member to at least one other portion of the electric cord or an external structure.02-09-2012
20110239412CLIP - A clip has elastic locking claws at a fixing section to be inserted in a hole of a member. The fixation section (10-06-2011
20110126381Cable Tie - A cable tie having a head for receiving a tail for binding various objects is provided wherein a head of an integral buckle is tilted so that the tail portion is more easily received. By employing a tilted head, of preferably 30 degrees, a 15-20% increase in performance over similar cables ties of the prior art has been achieve. In addition, a cable tie is provided that includes a bulged or coined portion. A leading edge of the band that is associated with the buckle also includes a bulged or coined portion. The bulged portions are preferably created by a coining process and facilitate binding mechanically the band to the buckle. In addition, a cable tie is provided wherein a head of the integral buckle is interconnected to the band via angled side walls. The angled side walls increase an opening in the buckle that receives the band such that during tensioning less energy is needed to tension the cable tie around a bundle of cables, for example.06-02-2011
20080216292Fasteners, Especially Temporary Fasteners09-11-2008
20110162171FIXING TIE - The invention relates to a fixing tie (07-07-2011
20110131769Self-Aligning Handling or Storing Device Having Side or Top Actuation and Methods of Use Therefor - A device for handling or storing items uses jaw members that hinge to one of several closed positions in which the inner surface of a first jaw is engaged by an engagement device of the second jaw. An external release member in the second jaw is used to move the engagement device between an engaging and a disengaged position. The second jaw also incorporates a retaining surface, positioned opposite the outer surface of the first jaw when the jaws are closed, which opposes outward flexing of said first jaw member, and thus reduces the opportunity for disengagement due to forces from inside the jaws.06-09-2011
20110061210APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING LENGTH OF TENSION TIE FOR CABLE NETWORK ANTENNA - An apparatus for adjusting the length of a tension tie mounted on a deployable antenna based on a cable network structure includes a cable retainer provided with a retaining hole, a cable being connected to the cable retainer; a retaining case coupled to the outer periphery of the cable retainer and provided with a plurality of retaining holes; and a retainer positioned inside the cable retainer and configured to extend through the retaining hole of the cable retainer and through one of the retaining holes of the retaining case so that the cable retainer and the retaining case are prevented from moving in the longitudinal direction.03-17-2011
20100088859Wrapping materal with fastener - A wrapping material for wrapping an item about its circumference having a plurality of wrapping portions forming a continuous roll. Each wrapping portion has a length that is greater than the circumference of an item to be wrapped with a width that is transverse to its length. Each of the wrapping portions include at least one fastener secured in an area there such that the continuous roll includes a plurality of serially disposed fasteners that are spaced from one another along the continuous roll. Each fastener includes a plurality of engaging elements for engaging a plurality of fiber elements of an underlying or overlying segment of a respective wrapping portion during a wrapping cycle. With this arrangement, the tail end of a respective wrapping portion will be secured by the plurality of engaging elements to the underlying or overlying segment at the end of a wrapping cycle.04-15-2010
20090293236Hook and Loop Tie with a Non-Slip Area - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a hook and loop tie for securing a bundle of cables. The hook and loop tie comprises a loop component, a hook component, and a non-slip component. The loop component has a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a plurality of loop fastening elements. The hook component is affixed to the loop component, extends from the first end of the loop component toward the second end of the loop component, and has a plurality of hook fastening elements. The non-slip component is affixed to the loop component, extends from the second end of the loop component toward the first end of the loop component, and overlaps at least a portion of the hook component.12-03-2009
20090293235Nozzle safety training device - A safety device includes a first loop arranged around a handle of a nozzle. A second loop is arranged around a body of the nozzle and adjoins the first loop via a first strip of material. A second strip of material extends across the second loop. A first strip of material includes a fastener for creating a third loop that prevents a bale of the nozzle from being opened. The safety device may include a visual indicator arranged at a free end of the first strip of material for indicating that a firefighting crew maintaining the nozzle has passed inspection and the type of agent the fire hose expels.12-03-2009
20080276433Apparatus for pairing socks - An apparatus that pairs socks, and that comprises an elastic cord, a sleeve made of satin fabric, a spring clip, and a means of joining or tying the ends of the cord. The elastic cord is inserted into the satin sleeve, and the two ends of the elastic cord are inserted through the spring clip. Finally, the ends of the elastic cord are tied together using the joining means. The apparatus is used to pair socks together during laundering, drying, hanging, and storing, and thus saves time wasted matching the pairs of socks.11-13-2008
20110302746BINDING DEVICE - This invention provides a method for the easy manufacture of a binding device in which resistance in the extraction direction is strengthened by applying an inclination to a movable clasp and ratchet teeth, and provides a binding device manufactured using this manufacturing method. The device includes a band-like body having flexibility and a head portion disposed on an end of the band-like body in the lengthwise direction. The other end of the band-like body in the lengthwise direction is inserted into a through-hole disposed in the head portion to form a loop for securing purposes. The band-like body is connected to the head portion via a curved portion, and an acute angle is formed centered on the curved portion in the direction orthogonal to the insertion direction, etc. of the band-like body into the through-hole.12-15-2011
20090235494Active material based fasteners including cable ties and twist ties - Active material based fasteners that are reversible are provided. These fasteners can be in the form of, for example, cable ties and twist ties. In an embodiment, a fastener for securing an object comprises: a flexible elongated member capable of at least partially surrounding the object; and an adjustment mechanism in operable communication with the flexible elongated member, the adjustment mechanism comprising an active material capable of undergoing a change in a property upon exposure to an activation source, wherein the elongated member is configured to engage or release the object in response to the change in the property.09-24-2009
20120030911SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GIFT BAG BINDING - A method and apparatus for adjustably binding a plurality of gift bags together, including a binding member, which has a length substantially longer than the body diameter of the largest of said plurality of gift bags being bound. The binding member includes a head end, an opposed tail, and an elongated body portion with two longitudinal edges. The head end, and a tail portion of said binding member have corresponding engagement apparatus disposed thereon to demountably fix the binding members head end to the tail portion. The binding device also includes a plurality of engaging members are spacedly formed along two longitudinal edges of the elongated body defining a plurality of sets of corresponding engaging steps on the binding member. Each of the engaging steps has a guiding edge and a locking edge inwardly and inclinedly extended from the respective longitudinal edge of the body portion of the binding member. The engaging steps of the binding member are disposed to engage at least one strap of a first gift bag of the plurality of gift bags and secure the first gift bag to a second overlapping gift bag of the plurality of gift bags engaged on a second step of the binding member. The engaging steps are disposed to orient the first and second gift bags to expose a portion of the body surface of the first gift bag and second overlapping gift bag.02-09-2012
20120304422Belt Clamp - A belt clamp is disclosed in which, for example, a pair of anti-slipping portions are arranged on a front surface (a surface provided with a toothed portion) at both ends in width direction of a belt body of a belt of the belt clamp. The pair of anti-slipping portions are disposed at a portion of a distal end of the belt body not having a toothed portion and so as not to overlap with the toothed portion in the width direction.12-06-2012
20110314641CABLE BINDING DEVICE - A cable binding device includes a tie for binding a first cable, and a cable clamp formed on the tie for binding a second cable.12-29-2011
20120054988RELEASABLE TIE - A releasable tie includes a locking head and a strap body. The locking head includes a base plate, a pair of first side walls, a second side wall, and an operating rod. The operating rod is disposed above a window of the base plate, has a first top surface, and is bilaterally connected to the first side walls via connecting members. At least one first engaging tooth is provided at a predetermined depth extending vertically downward from the first top surface. The first engaging tooth has a second top surface which defines a first tooth depth. The operating rod includes an arm extending toward the strap body. The strap body has a bottom surface formed with plural second engaging teeth engageable with the first engaging tooth. The second engaging teeth have a predetermined tooth pitch smaller than the predetermined depth and a second tooth depth smaller than the first tooth depth.03-08-2012
20110094066CABLE TIE ASSEMBLY - A cable tie assembly includes a securing panel defining a securing slot and a strap. The cable tie includes a head, an elongated strap portion extending from the head, and a mounting portion. The elongated strap portion includes a strap body and a distal end extending from the strap body. The distal end includes a plurality of teeth. The head has a securing hole and a tab disposed in the securing hole. The tab is configured to mesh with the teeth as the distal end is pulled through the securing hole.04-28-2011
20110107559Hook and Loop Tie with a Non-Slip Area - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a hook and loop tie for securing a bundle of cables. The hook and loop tie comprises a loop component, a non-slip component, and a hook component. The loop component has a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The non-slip component is affixed to the loop component and extends from the first end of the loop component toward the second end of the loop component. The hook component is affixed to the loop component, extends from the second end of the loop component toward the first end of the loop component, and overlaps at least a portion of the non-slip component.05-12-2011
20120159743HOSE CLAMP - A hose clamp includes a plate spring main body, and a slit and a first grip piece are formed at one end portion, while an insertion piece and a second grip piece are formed at the other end portion thereof. A locking piece having a hook-shaped locking portion is formed on the first grip piece via a bent portion, while an engagement holding portion is formed on the second grip piece. Provided on the locking piece are a taper portion which expands from the locking portion towards the bent portion and a stopper portion which extends substantially parallel to the first grip piece. The taper portion is disposed along a plane which is substantially parallel to a circumferential surface of the plate spring main body, and an intersection point between the taper portion and the stopper portion is offset in a width direction relative to the locking portion.06-28-2012
20120159742FASTENER - A fastener may include a belt, a buckle connected to the belt and having an inlet end and an outlet end, and a pair of protection portions formed in the outlet end of the buckle. The belt and the buckle are arranged and constructed to be locked to each other when the belt is tightened after the belt is inserted into the buckle and drawn therefrom. The protection portions are arranged and constructed to respectively face longitudinal peripheries edges of the belt that is inserted into the buckle and drawn therefrom. Each of the protection portions has a projection amount not less than a length of a remaining portion of the belt, which portion can be produced by cutting off an excess portion of the belt drawn from the buckle.06-28-2012
20120311823LENGTH-ADJUSTABLE CABLE TIE CAPABLE OF ELIMINATING THE WASTE THEREOF - Disclosed is a cable tie used for the purpose of tying and arranging cables, and it is formed of a belt part 12-13-2012
20090070967CONSPICUITY DEVICES AND METHODS - The invention provides conspicuity devices and methods. A first embodiment includes a tool band and an electroluminescent lamp adapted and configured to admit light having an advantageous spectral energy distribution. The device can have many additional and/or alternative passive and/or active conspicuity features, such as lasers, lamps, photoluminescent and retroreflective materials, among others.03-19-2009
20090144947DUAL LOCKING BAND CLAMP AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - An improved band clamp is provided that employs a punch that forms an indication in the deformed band during locking procedure. More specifically, a punch having at least one shoulder or other indication mechanisms is provided that selectively contacts a band to deform it with respect to a buckle to lock the band and buckle of a band clamp together. The shoulder contemplated thus leaves a mark on the deformed band to quickly provide a visual indication of dimple depth.06-11-2009
20100101057Airbag clamp - The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for utilizing an airbag clamp for securing an airbag onto an inflating tube of an airbag system. An embodiment of the present invention includes a body, a first engaging portion, and a second engaging portion. The body may be capable of surrounding the device, wherein the body may include a first end and a second end that are capable of moving towards each other. The first engaging portion may be located at a first end, wherein the first engaging portion may include at least one plate. The second engaging portion may be located at the second end, wherein the second engaging portion may include at least one plate. The engaging portions may be capable of being fitted together and the plates may be capable of being fastened together to secure the clamp around the material and device.04-29-2010
20110225777ADJUSTABLE-LENGTH TIE-WRAP - Tie-wraps of practically infinite length are disclosed that can be cut to any desirable size at the time of use. These tie-wraps allow wrapping of any size object and comprise a flexible strap part and a locking part, both of which can be reused numerous times. To use the tie-wrap, the user cuts a piece from the flexible strap bundle and inserts its ends into a locking part and pulls one or both ends of the strap until it is tightly wrapped around the object. In other embodiments the ends of the strap may enter the locking part from one side or from multiple sides. In alternative embodiments the locking part or the strap may have a single pawl or multiple pawls which are made of plastic, metal, or other materials. Disclosed tie-wraps may be used, in addition to wrapping, to form handles or tag holders for the wrapped object.09-22-2011
20100199463BAND CLAMP FOR ELONGATED MEMBER - A band clamp comprises a band for holding a long member and a lock that has a latching pawl provided at one end of the band, for effecting a lock when the band is wound about the outer periphery of the long member. An engagement part for engaging the latching pawl is formed at only one location in the longitudinal direction of the band, and the position of that latching part is a position that establishes the length of the winding of the band about the long member at a prescribed length.08-12-2010
20100192331Hook and Loop Tie with a Non-Slip Area - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a hook and loop tie for securing a bundle of cables. The hook and loop tie comprises a base component, a loop component, a hook component, and a non-slip component. The base component has a first side, a second side opposite the first side, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end. The loop component is affixed to the first side of the base component and has a plurality of loop fastening elements. The hook component is affixed to the second side of the base component, is disposed at the first end of the base component, extends therefrom toward the second end of the base component, and has a plurality of hook fastening elements. The non-slip component is affixed to the second side of the base component, is disposed at the second end of the base component, and extends therefrom toward the first end of the base component. Proximate ends of the hook component and the non-slip component are spaced apart to define a gap therebetween.08-05-2010
20100132167Fixing device - A fixing device for a bicycle includes a base, a bracket member, a pin and a band. When fastening of the band is loosened, the bracket member comes to be rotatable in a direction of an arrow DR06-03-2010
20120240357Specially configured elastice band for securing an aerosol spray can extension tube to a spray can for secure storage - An elastic band specially configured where the two (2) ends are joined together to form an aperture for inserting and securing a plastic extension tube to an aerosol spray can.09-27-2012
20080250609Cable Tie With Insert Fastener - A one-piece cable tie includes a locking head and an attached strap, the locking head being adapted to receive and selectively engage a portion of the strap when the tie is formed into a closed loop. The cable tie additionally includes an insert fastener formed onto the locking head that is sized and shaped to be retained within a rectangular slot formed in a panel. The insert fastener includes a pair of spaced apart, parallel arms which extend orthogonally away from an outer end wall of the locking head, a cross-member extending transversely across the free ends of the pair of arms and a pair of offset retention fingers. Each retention finger is connected at one end to the cross-member and is capable of being independently pivotally displaced along an arcuate path. As a result of the offset design of its retention fingers, the cable tie can be manufactured as a unitary plastic member using simplified and inexpensive molding techniques.10-16-2008
20130125347BAND CLAMP INSTALLATION MARKERS - A band clamp has a band constriction sensing marker adapted so as to gradually visibly respond to the stage and state of the band clamp installation at the object to be secured. Before the band clamp is installed, a displaceable material may be partially or entirely hidden between the band and the securable object, for example flexible sleeve, wherefrom it is forcefully moved by the clamp to the sides during installation. A gradually appearing amount, color and shape of the moved marker material may provide visual clues about band clamp installation. In some embodiments, a contrastingly colored under material wider than the band clamp may be disposed underneath a marker on the side of the object being secured. Due to the band constriction during joint installation, the marker material parts sidewise from underneath the band clamp and masks the contrasting under material with neutrally colored marker material.05-23-2013
20130139359BUOYANT CLAMP FOR TUBULAR MEMBERS - Various clamps for connecting one tubular member to another, methods of using and making such clamps are disclosed. In one aspect a clamp for coupling a first tubular member to a second tubular member is provided. The clamp includes a first clamp half and a second clamp half engageable with the first clamp half. The first and second clamp halves define a first through bore to accommodate the first tubular member and a second through bore to accommodate the second tubular member. A strap is adapted to circumscribe at least a portion of and bring into engagement the first and second clamp halves. The clamp is buoyant in water.06-06-2013
20120272486Zip Tie Nail and Screw Fasteners - 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.11-01-2012
20120017401RELEASABLE TIE - A releasable tie includes a locking element and a band. The band has first and second ends. The locking element includes a bottom plate, first walls, a second wall, and an operating rod. The bottom plate is formed with a window. A predefined gap is formed between the operating rod and the first walls. The operating rod has an arm extending therefrom and first meshing teeth thereon. An aperture is formed at such a position on the bottom plate that the projection of the arm lies at the position on the bottom plate. The band has a first top side and a bottom side with second meshing teeth thereon. The first and second meshing teeth are in mesh. The band is thinner than the bottom plate. The thickness of the band is larger than the distance between the top end of the first meshing teeth and the second wall.01-26-2012
20120084948CABLE LACING TIE DEVICES AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - Cable lacing tie devices and methods of using the same are disclosed. The cable lacing tie devices include a head assembly and a cable lacing tape. The head assembly being configured to retain a first portion of the cable lacing tape within the head assembly and having a length of the cable lacing tape extending from the head assembly. The head assembly further adapted to retain a second portion of the cable lacing tape extending from the head assembly. The methods of using the cable lacing tie devices to hold together a plurality of objects with a cable lacing tie device include retaining a first portion of a cable lacing tape in a head assembly, looping the cable lacing tape around the plurality of objects and retaining a second portion of the cable lacing tape within the head assembly.04-12-2012
20130205545Cable Lacing Tie Devices and Methods of Using the Same - Cable lacing tie devices and methods of using the same are disclosed. The cable lacing tie devices include a head assembly and a cable lacing tape. The head assembly being configured to retain a first portion of the cable lacing tape within the head assembly and having a length of the cable lacing tape extending from the head assembly. The head assembly further adapted to retain a second portion of the cable lacing tape extending from the head assembly. The methods of using the cable lacing tie devices to hold together a plurality of objects with a cable lacing tie device include retaining a first portion of a cable lacing tape in a head assembly, looping the cable lacing tape around the plurality of objects and retaining a second portion of the cable lacing tape within the head assembly.08-15-2013
20130081232CABLE TIE WITH DISSIMILAR MATERIAL BARB - A cable tie includes a body of a first material molded over at least one barb of a second material. The body includes a head section configured to secure the barb in a configuration that permits rotational movement of the barb, permit insertion of a tail section into the head section, and prevent extraction of the tail section from the head section by engagement of the barb. In one implementation, the cable tie is manufactured using a multi-shot molding process.04-04-2013
20130031751CABLE TIE WITH IMPROVED PAWL - A cable tie includes a band of one material and a pawl of a different material. The pawl has a stem region and a securing region, wherein the securing region includes at least one barb and a stabilizing surface opposite the at least one barb. The band includes a head section and a tail section that may be inserted through the head section to secure a load. The head section includes a base section into which at least a portion of the stem region of the pawl is inserted, and an insertion channel to receive the tail section, wherein at least a portion of the pawl extends into the insertion channel. When a load is exerted to remove the tail section from the insertion channel, the barb engages the tail section and the stabilizing surface contacts a wall of the insertion channel to prevent bending of the pawl.02-07-2013
20100146742Flexible Strap Fastener - A flexible strap fastener includes a head portion having a passage and a locking pawl disposed within the passage. The flexible strap fastener further includes a strap portion connected to the head portion. The strap portion includes a first surface and a plurality of locking ridges disposed on the first surface. Additionally, cushioning material is disposed adjacent the plurality of locking ridges on the first surface.06-17-2010
20130067695Wide Cushioned Cable Tie for Optical Fiber Bundle - A wide bodied cushioned cable tie for use with securing optical fiber bundles is formed of a sturdy polymer e.g. polyethylene with a strap width of about one inch and with broad longitudinal flanges on either side of the rack of teeth on the strap. Neoprene foam cushions extend along each of the flanges. The ratchet or pawl can be provided with a release tab. A service opening at the tip or tail of the strap facilitates hanging the bundle from support structure.03-21-2013
20130160246Cable Tray Mount - The present invention is directed towards a cable tie mount. The cable tie mount includes a body and a mount. The mount includes a top, a bottom, sides, and a channel therethrough. The body has a base member with a mounting hole and a receiving member with a locking hole. The receiving member extends at an angle from the base member. The mount is installed on the receiving member of the body such that the receiving member is positioned within the channel of the mount.06-27-2013
20110308047PULL TIGHT SEAL OR CABLE TIE WITH BREAK-AWAY TAIL - A flexible tie including a head having a first cross-sectional geometry and a tail extending from the head in a longitudinal direction and having a second cross-sectional geometry different from the first cross-sectional geometry. The tie includes a lock disposed on the head and including a passage configured to receive the tail and a plurality of barbs disposed on the tail and configured to pass through the passage in the lock in a first direction, and configured to be restricted from retreating through the passage in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The tie also includes a tail break-point disposed on the tail and including a first cross-sectional area, as viewed along the longitudinal direction, smaller than any other cross-sectional area of the tail as viewed along the longitudinal direction. In some configurations, the tie includes a visual indicator in the head.12-22-2011
20090211061Tie wrap connector - A tie wrap connector is formed of a strap, a locking head and an insert positioned adjacent said locking head. The insert has an arc shaped surface positioned remote from the locking head. The strap is positioned around a device to be secured to the locking head. The insert is adjacent the locking head and the device to be secured and is drawn against the outer surface of the device to be secured by the strap as it is secured to the locking head.08-27-2009
20110072623Elastomeric Releasable Cable Tie - The present invention is directed toward an elastomeric releasable cable tie having a head and a strap extending from the head. The head includes an end wall, an inner wall and sidewalls. The end wall, inner wall and sidewalls define a channel that extends from an entrance end to an exit end of the head. The head also includes a hingeless wedge extending from the end wall into the channel for engaging the strap.03-31-2011
20080209690Hose assembly with clamp, and band holder - A band holder holds a clamp band for a hose. The band holder includes an arm for covering an outer peripheral portion of the hose, connecting portions provided at free ends of the arm for connecting the free ends to form a circular shape of the arm, and a holding portion projecting from the arm for holding the clamp band. A fixing device fixes at least the holding portion to the hose. A hose assembly includes the band holder, a flexible hose to be connected to a tubular member, and a clamp band covering an outer surface of the hose for connecting the hose to the tubular member. The clamp band includes a band portion, and a screw unit provided at ends of the band portion for a clamp operation so that the screw unit tightens the band portion.09-04-2008
20090282654Fastener Products and Related Methods - Fastener products and related methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the fastener products include an elongate strap defining an aperture and a row of projections extending from the elongate strap. A portion of the elongate strap including one or more of the projections can be passed through the aperture to retain the fastener product in a fastened state.11-19-2009
20080244874Device for Holding Arrangement of Oblong Objects - A device for holding an elongated assemblage of articles comprises a fastening body (10-09-2008
20080276432Securing Strap - The present invention provides a securing strap adapted for use independently or in combination with one or more similar straps, the or each securing strap including a head portion and a shank portion. The head portion includes first and second arrowhead shaped portions, each arrowhead shaped portion having a neck portion and positioned in a head to tail relationship. The shank portion includes first and second slots. The neck portion of the first arrowhead portion being adapted to engage the first slot, and the neck portion of the second arrowhead portion being adapted to engage the second slot.11-13-2008
20110197398CLAMPING BAND - A clamping band for securing a cover to the opening of a barrel includes separate semicircular band segments which are detachably secured to one another. A detachable clamp maintains the secured band segments in a closed loop configuration about the periphery of the cover and barrel opening. The band segments are connected to one another by means of a tongue and receptacle opposite the clamp in a manner enabling adjustability of the overall circumference of the clamping band for use on various sized barrels. The components are detachable for individual replacement.08-18-2011
20100306967BUTTON HEAD TIE - A button head tie has a button head and a tie strap. The button head is a generally flat member having an aperture for receiving the tie strap. The aperture includes lead-in ramps to facilitate tie strap insertion and is configured to prevent angled tie strap insertion. The tie strap is a flat elongate member having a wedge that is captured within the aperture. The remainder of the strap passes through the aperture. The wedge and strap have teeth and serrations on both sides, respectively, the teeth and serrations being engageable. In use, the strap is looped around a bundle and inserted into the aperture to either side of the wedge. Strap insertion force is reduced by standoff tabs which elevate the wedge out of aperture, temporarily, during installation. When loop tension is applied to the bundle, the wedge is pulled into the aperture, compressively locking the strap.12-09-2010
20090265894CLAMP FOR TUBULAR CONNECTIONS IN SMALL REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS - The invention refers to a clamp for tubular connections in small refrigeration systems of the type which comprises a compressor operatively associated with a refrigeration circuit containing at least one working fluid, said refrigeration system comprising a tubular connecting element, in an elastically deformable material, to be attached around a tubular element that conducts working fluid. The clamp comprises two semi-annular portions having, each one, a first end and a second end, said first ends being coupled to each other and the second end of one of said semi-annular portions being provided with a locking means to be engaged in a lock receiving means provided in the second end of the other semi-annular portion, the coupling between the two first ends being made so as to allow said two semi-annular portions to be displaced between an open position, allowing to place the clamp around the tubular connecting element and a closed position, with the locking means retained in the lock receiving means.10-29-2009
20100154177BELT TYPE CLAMP - A belt type clamp is provided which rapidly achieves a coupling operation of a band by snap connection between snap protrusions and snap depressions to prevent assembly defects and maximize workability.06-24-2010
20090077773Handcuff apparatus - A handcuff apparatus includes a combination locking head and strap support which includes a first longitudinal axis. A first handcuff strap and a second handcuff strap are connected to the combination locking head and strap support. Each of the respective first and second handcuff straps are connected to the combination locking head and strap support parallel to a second longitudinal axis which is substantially perpendicular to the first longitudinal axis. Both the handcuff straps extend outward from the combination locking head and strap support from the same side of the strap support. Each of the 10 respective handcuff straps includes a ratchet-bearing side and a smooth side which contacts the skin of a person to be restrained. Respective strap-supported unidirectional ratchet members are located on the respective ratchet-bearing sides. Either respective ratchet-bearing side includes a smooth identification reception region. Each of the respective first and second handcuff straps includes respective recessed folding creases allowing a compact storage mode.03-26-2009
20090077772Cable Tie Sleeve - A sleeve adapted to be placed over a cable tie, in which the cable tie has an elongated flexible strap, a locking head coupled to the strap, and structure carried by the strap that is adapted to be engaged with the head to lock the strap and head together. The sleeve has an elongated body that defines an open-ended longitudinal cavity that is sized and shaped to accept the strap, so that the sleeve can be removably engaged along the length of the strap, and a pair of spaced protrusions extending from the body so as to define a receiving recess located between the protrusions and the sleeve body.03-26-2009
20100223763Cable tie - A two-piece cable tie for bundling a plurality of objects, such as cables or wires, includes a front portion that is insert-molded onto a connective segment of a flexible strap, the front portion being constructed out of a higher tensile strength plastic than the strap to maximize the load rating of the tie without significantly increasing material costs. In one embodiment, the connective segment of the strap is shaped to include a pair of opposing semi-circular cutouts in its side rails to enhance the strength of mechanical bonding achieved by the front portion around the strap. In addition, the connective segment is shaped to include a circular hole that is offset longitudinally from the opposing cutouts, the diameter of the circular opening not exceeding 40% of the maximum width of the strap to ensure the integrity and strength of the strap along the entirety of its length.09-09-2010
20100212117Compostable Tie - A compostable tie is disclosed. In some forms, the tie may have an aperture at the tail end sized and shaped to facilitate insertion of the tail into the head and use of the tie.08-26-2010
20100242231BREAK-AWAY BUNDLING DEVICE - A bundling device includes a molding of a polymeric material. A flexible strap includes multiple teeth each including a notch. The strap is frangible at the notch of any one of the teeth. A strap engagement portion connected to the strap includes first and second flexible wings defining a strap receiving aperture therebetween receiving the flexible strap in a first direction. The flexible wings engage successive ones of the teeth to oppose removal of the strap in an opposite second direction. The first and second flexible wings each include a first arm having a first raised portion extending into the strap receiving portion; and a second arm having a second raised portion axially displaced with respect to the first raised portion and oriented out of plane with respect to the first raised portion.09-30-2010
20090106948METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RETAINING ELONGATED FLEXIBLE ARTICLES INCLUDING VISUAL INSPECTION APPARATUS INSPECTION PROBES - A tie for retaining a length of an elongated flexible article can include a strap having a proximal end for attachment to an attachment location of the elongated flexible article and a distal end. For retaining a length of an elongated flexible article, a proximal end of a strap can be attached to an attachment location, and an extending portion of the strap can be wrapped around a bundle of flexible article sections, and then secured by securing a more distally located section of the strap to a more proximally located section thereof.04-30-2009
20110061209CABLE TIE - A cable tie comprising a flexible tail portion connected to a head portion, said head portion comprising a first slot through which said flexible tail portion may be passed and retained, said first slot being in communication with an opening in an outer wall of said head portion, said opening allowing removal of the flexible tail portion therethrough.03-17-2011
20080229550Fastening device for cables - A fastening device for cables includes an edge clip part (09-25-2008
20110107558HOSE SUPPORT STRAP FOR RAILWAY CAR BRAKE LINE - A hose strap for a railway car brake line having a flexible strap having a plurality of through holes and two clips attached to the strap. Each clip has a first leg and a second leg, which are offset from each other and curled at the ends. As a result of these innovations, the hose strap according to the invention has an improved reaction force, load support and lifespan.05-12-2011
20090158559QUICK-ACTION CLAMPING COLLAR - The collar is embodied in the form of a single annular slotted piece (06-25-2009
20100146743CINCHING AND BUNDLING TIE - A cinching and bundling tie consisting of a planar strap having multiple teeth along both edges that engage when the strap is tied around an object or objects. The tie is self engaging, re-usable, simple in design, effective in its performance, easy to use, quick to apply, and adjustable.06-17-2010
20090031538Hose clamp - A clamp is disclosed, especially for retaining hoses, pipes, cables or the like. The clamp includes an annular curved fixing strip including a first end and a second end, two flanges each connected to a respective end of the fixing strip, and openings in the flanges for guiding though a tensioning device. At least one of the flanges includes a connecting device for producing a riveted joint between flanges.02-05-2009
20100071169Twist off tamper-proof fastener - A twist off tamper-proof fastener having an elongate flexible strap defining a plurality of parallel adjacent transverse teeth in opposing planar surfaces. First end portion of elongate strap is tapered to a rounded tip for insertion through a “T” slot defined in a dimensionally larger head portion carried at opposing end of the elongate strap. A fixed tooth and plural angulated teeth carried by a flexing arm irremovably engage with the teeth defined in the elongate strap. The head portion is elliptic with opposing spaced apart rounded ends and opposing planar sides to facilitate grasping and twisting by a user, and for identifying indicia. A circumferentially extending notch is defined in the elongate strap immediately adjacent the head portion. Twisting the head portion creates shearing forces that are focused at the circumferential notch breaking the fastener and allowing removal without tools.03-25-2010
20090113675FASTENER FOR FASTENING TO A STUD - A fastener including a body that has, extending along a center axis, an opening with an insertion end for inserting a stud. The fastener further includes a detent pawl that is attached to a first inner wall of the opening and extends toward the center axis. A yoke is attached to a second inner wall of the opening and spaced axially apart from the detent pawl. The yoke projects into the opening and, together with the second inner wall, forms a yoke opening into which the stud can be inserted during installation.05-07-2009
20100229350Disposable handcuffs - Disposable handcuffs include a flat strap of flexible material forming adjustable loops and a box for fixing the central section of the flat strap and provided with passages for receiving the flat strap, each of the passages having a strap supporting wall and an opposite partially offset wall forming a cavity between the walls closed on the side of the box adjacent to the loop and opened on the opposite side of the box. A rotational body is located within each of the cavities for contact of the rotational surface thereof with the offset wall on one side and with the flat strap on the other side, a boss including a sharp end extending from the rotational surface to engage the flat strap in the area of the cavity adjacent to the opposite side of the box.09-16-2010
20100186196TIE SYSTEM FOR PLASTIC CONTAINERS - A tie system fro plastic containers intended to provide greater rigidity and stability, wherein each tie comprises a central bar having two ends with clasps that fit with protuberances existing in the container.07-29-2010
20110167594PLASTIC CLAMP - A plastic clamp comprises a strip (07-14-2011
20090293234CONSTRICTIVE BAND - A constrictive band includes a band body and a positioning member. The band body has a free end inserted through an insert hole of the positioning member and fixed at any location of the band body relative to said positioning member by means of a band fixing unit of the positioning member, forming a circle to constrict and hold something therein tightly and immovably. The band body can be easily handled to be inserted through the inert hole, and pulled out of the insert hole simply by compressing plate members of the positioning member for loosening the band body, permitting the constrictive band usable repeatedly for a long time.12-03-2009
20090172921Elastomeric Releasable Cable Tie - The present invention is directed toward an elastomeric releasable cable tie having a head and a strap extending from the head. The head includes an end wall, an inner wall and sidewalls. The end wall, inner wall and sidewalls define a channel that extends from an entrance end to an exit end of the head. The head also includes a hingeless wedge extending from the end wall into the channel for engaging the strap.07-09-2009
20090172922CABLE TIE HAVING DETACHABLE TAIL - A one-piece cable tie includes a tail which is configured with a plurality of slits or notches therein. These slits are in alignment with the recesses in the tail and extend no deeper than the depth of the recesses. Such slits are designed to aid the use in removing the excess tail from the cable tie once the tie has been tensioned around a bundle. The user first bends the tail so as to close the slits in one side of the tie and then twists the tie about its longitudinal axis so as to separate the excess tail from the tie.07-09-2009
20120042482SECURITY SEAL - A security seal 02-23-2012
20120131767SEALING FASTENER - A plastic sealing fastener includes a fixing member, a latching ribbon formed on the fixing member and at least one locking portion. The locking portion is for locking the latching ribbon in the fixing member. The fixing member includes a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, a first covering portion formed on the first surface and a second covering portion formed on the second surface. The first covering portion defines a first covering hole. The second covering portion defines a second covering hole. The at least one locking portion is formed on a side surface of the second covering hole. A depth of the second covering hole exceeds twice the length of the locking portion; and a depth of the first covering hole exceeds the length of the locking portion.05-31-2012
20100175227FASTENING ASSEMBLY FABRICATED FROM A WATER-SOLUBLE MATERIAL AND RELATED METHODS - A fastening assembly that has an item made of, or that includes, a water-soluble material; and related methods for manufacturing, or dissolving or weakening, the fastening assembly, which has at least one water-soluble portion that includes the water-soluble material.07-15-2010
20110225776Static Dissipative Cable Ties, Such as for Radiation Belt Storm Probes - Methods of cyclically heating and cooling an article formed of a static dissipative ETFE resin, such as to reduce an electrical resistivity and/or to increase a tensile strength of the article, and methods of irradiating an article formed of a static dissipative ETFE resin, such as to increase a tensile strength of the article. Also disclosed herein are articles formed of a static dissipative ETFE resin, and processed in accordance with methods disclosed herein. Such an article may include, for example and without limitation, a cable strap to wrap, support, and/or secure one or more wires or cables, such as a cable tie.09-22-2011
20100236030Bundle tie with head dampener - An apparatus according to the present invention provides a bundle tie including a head dampener. The tie generally comprises a strap and a tie head coupled to the strap. The tie head is adapted to engage a free end of the strap, thereby forming a loop, which may be formed or placed about one or a bundle of elongate articles such as conduit, wires, cables, ropes, and pipes, for example. The tie head is provided with a head dampener which serves to cushion what otherwise may be damaging force placed upon the one or more elongate articles by the tie head. The dampener may also serve to limit movement of the one or more elongate articles through the loop formed by the tie.09-23-2010
20120279023Plastic Fastening Device Comprising a Recycled Thermoplastic Resin - A plastic fastening device that includes a recycled material. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the fastening device includes a blend of two or more thermoplastic resins, at least one of which is a recycled material. The blend may include, for example, a fresh thermoplastic resin and a recycled thermoplastic resin. The fresh thermoplastic resin may include, for example, one or more of a polyethylene (PE), a polyamide (PA), or a polycarbonate (PC). The recycled thermoplastic resin may include, for example, a recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET). In a preferred embodiment, the blend of two or more thermoplastic resins includes a blend of (i) rPET and (ii) one of a low-density polyethylene (LDPE), a LDPE/LLDPE (linear low-density polyethylene) blend and LLDPE, (iii) wherein the rPET constitutes about 11-08-2012
20110271491Connecting Strip Apparatus - An apparatus is provided including an elongated strip having a plurality of spaced apart segments, each segment defining a through opening, and a plurality of connecting zones, each connecting zone located between and separating two adjacent spaced apart segments. The plurality of spaced apart segments are sized and structured to allow at least one segment to be passed into, through and out of the through opening of at least one other segment. Methods of using such apparatus are also disclosed.11-10-2011
20100199462MOUNTING BAND, MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT AND TOOL FOR HANDLING A MOUNTING BAND - The invention relates to a mounting band and a tool for handling the mounting band, wherein the mounting band comprises a band extending in a longitudinal direction and having a width (B) and a thickness (H) and (L), the width (B) being larger than the thickness (H), and transversal embossings, which are configured on the band and are disposed transversely to the longitudinal direction (L) substantially across the width (B) of the band, the transversal embossings having variable depths (T) across the width (B) of the band.08-12-2010
20130014350MULTI-PURPOSE TIE STRIP AND METHOD OF TYING ITEMS TOGETHERAANM LIE; Yoon KaiAACI Hong KongAACO HKAAGP LIE; Yoon Kai Hong Kong HK - A tie strip includes an elongated resilient strip having two longitudinal side members and a plurality of slightly outwardly bent transverse rungs interconnecting the side members and defining a plurality of apertures. A first end of the strip is threaded and squeezed through a selected aperture at an opposite second end of the strip to form a loop. The first and second ends are pulled in opposite directions until a desired loop size is reached where a rung at the selected aperture stretches into a flattened rung, while another rung being squeezed in the selected aperture arches into an arched rung and interlocks with the flattened rung. The second end is pulled in a reversed direction to release the loop. A method of tying items together is also disclosed.01-17-2013
20110131768CABLE TIE - A binding head and binding arrangement that cooperates with an elongate member that has a fastening end and a locking end. The fastening end is spaced apart from the locking end along the length of the elongate member and each elongate member has at least one lengthwise side that includes at least two teeth. The binding head includes a fastening opening for receiving a fastening end of an elongate member. The fastening opening includes a first fastening arrangement configured to cooperate with at least one of the teeth of the elongate member to lock a portion of the elongate member within the fastening opening; and a locking opening for receiving a locking end of an elongate member. The locking opening includes a second fastening arrangement configured to cooperate with at least one of the teeth of the elongate member to lock a portion of the elongate member within the locking opening. A cable tie is also claimed which includes the binding head and binding arrangement.06-09-2011
20080235918Fastener - A fastener for joining a first and a second article includes a head for being restrained by the first article and a retaining element having a first and second end point. The retaining element is inserted through the first and second article and is restrained by the second article. A filament connects the head and the retaining element and defines a first and second arm length of the retaining element from the respective first and second end point to the center-line of a root of the filament. The retaining element has a structure such that the first arm length is greater than the second arm length.10-02-2008
20080201911STRAP WITH ENHANCED STIFFNESS - A plastic strap particularly useful for automated strapping machines is formed with an integrated, longitudinally disposed rib for enhancing the stiffness of the strap. The strap is formed with at least one rib extending longitudinally from a first end of the strap to a second end of the strap. The rib preferably extends upwardly from the top surface of the strap and comprises, preferably, a slight arcuate profile. The profile of the rib, the number of ribs, and the location of the ribs on the strap may vary depending upon the desired longitudinal stiffness of the strap and the desired width and thickness of the strap. The ribs may be centered across the width the strap or offset. The strap further comprises side panels that are parallel to the longitudinal plane of the strap and outer edges that are generally perpendicular to the longitudinal plane of the strap. The geometry of the strap prevents the strap from twisting and permits overlapping sections of the strap to interlock and self-align during sealing. The rib is formed by passing the heated strap through a rolling mechanism configured to form the desired rib profile in the strap while exerting compressive forces on the side panels of the strap.08-28-2008
20080196215CABLE TIE - There is provided an improved cable tie made of integrally molded thermoplastic material that includes a head, a strap that has a near end, a tail end, and an elongated body portion between the near end and the tail end. The strap includes a gripping surface formed on the upper surface of the tail end. The head is attached to the near end. The head has an opening extending there through that is slightly larger than the strap for receiving the tail end of the strap. A locking means is positioned within the head and extends into the opening and is formed to engage the gripping surface to prevent the strap from loosening once the strap is tightened. A blade is located within the head such that blade may be moved so as to cut the excess portion of said tail end once the strap is tightened. The blade extends through a portion of the wall of the head. The remaining end of the strap is recessed within the slot so that the end, if sharp, is not exposed.08-21-2008
20120272485Cable Tie - A cable tie has a flexible, elongated strap with a head and tail at opposite ends. The strap has two opposed sides, with teeth on both sides. The head includes an opening for receiving the strap, a movable pawl with teeth on one side of the opening and, on the opposite side of the opening, an abutment surface having an abutment tooth. The head may include a molding line adjoining the apex of the abutment tooth. The cable tie may be used to retain articles by looping the strap around the articles, and inserting the strap, tail first, into the opening, whereby the pawl teeth and abutment teeth may be brought into engagement with the teeth on the two opposed sides, respectively, at least when retraction force is applied to the strap, such as to lock the strap in the head, preventing retraction of the strap from the head.11-01-2012
20130192030HOSE CLAMP - The invention provides a hose clamp which can be produced at a low cost and quickly clamp a hose. The hose clamp is made of resin and made by integrally forming a generally annular clamp body which is partially cut out and a lever continuing to an end of the cut out, of the clamp body. The lever includes a first operating piece which is rotatably connected to one of the cut-out ends of the clamp body via a first hinge and has an engagement part on its tip and a second operating piece rotatably connected to the other of the cut-out ends of the clamp body via a second hinge. The tip of the second operating piece is connected to the first operating piece. An engaged part 08-01-2013

Patent applications in class BALE AND PACKAGE TIES, HOSE CLAMPS

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