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20130000084SELF-ACTUATING MAGNETIC LOCKING SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a self-actuating magnetic locking mechanism and system for securing two separate components or articles together which includes a manually separable male cylindrical assembly and a female cylindrical assembly.01-03-2013
20090241301TOOL ASSEMBLY USED WITH FRICTION STIR WELDING - A tool assembly which is particularly suitable for friction stir welding applications. The tool assembly includes a holder having an axis and one end adapted to be rotatably driven by a rotary drive mechanism about the holder axis. A tool having an axis is also provided and includes a tool tip at one end. A fastener detachably and coaxially secures the holder and tool together. This fastener includes a first part secured to the second end of the holder and a second part secured to the second end of the tool.10-01-2009
20090193629Fastening apparatus using magnetism - A fastening apparatus using magnetism enables to fasten an object with a magnetic material to a target surface. The apparatus has a substrate which is flexible and provided at its reverse side with a sticking coat for removably attaching to the target surface, and a magnet receiving hole surrounded by the sticking coat penetrating through the substrate; a flat magnet housed into the magnet receiving hole; an outer film which is fixed on the substrate for separating the flat magnet and the object. The flat magnet is able to be removed out from the magnet receiving hole.08-06-2009
20100011544DUAL MAGNETIC INTERLOCKING PIN SYSTEM - A dual magnetic interlocking pin system for attaching an item with a free moving magnet for providing a magnetic attraction strong enough to movably hold the free moving magnet adjacent a first outer plate.01-21-2010
20110191988KITS FOR QUICK ATTACHING AND DISCONNECTING AN ITEM - Kits enabling one or more items to be attached or detached using an assembly with a magnet for providing a magnetic attraction strong enough to movably hold the magnet adjacent a first outer plate for a quick connecting and disconnecting of an item.08-11-2011
20120174346FASTENER FOR CLOTHING OR LINGERIE - A one-step fabric fastener has a front element formed with a backwardly open seat cavity holding a magnet and having a pair of catch faces directed away from one end of the front element, flanking the seat cavity, and angled such that front edges of the catch faces are closer to the one end than back edges of the catch faces. The one end of the front element can exert traction on the front element and front magnet in a direction toward the one end. A back element formed with a forwardly projecting bump holding a back magnet is loosely fittable in the seat cavity has a pair of catch faces engageable in the direction with the front-element catch faces on engagement of the bump in the cavity. The magnets attract each other and pull the bump into the seat cavity on juxtaposition of the front and back element.07-12-2012
20100122438BANKNOTE ADAPTED TO FORM A MAGNETIC MONEY CLIP - A magnetic money clip is provided having a paper substrate, which may be a real banknote, connecting two or more magnetic components to create a low-cost, thin, soft magnetic vise-like mechanism. The user can simply peel back the substrate to open the magnetic vise-like mechanism to insert or remove one or more banknotes. The user then folds the substrate back onto itself to close and secure the remaining banknote(s).05-20-2010
20090307878PERSONAL GEAR ATTACHMENT SYSTEM AND APPARATUS - An apparatus and method for attaching gear pieces to a webbed panel such as, for example, the Pouch Attachment Ladder System (PALS). Using the apparatus and method described herein, a gear piece can be attached to an application member configured for easy attachment to an interface member, the interface member preferably having been previously attached to a webbed panel.12-17-2009
20120216373Lock Device - A lock device includes a first lock part, a second lock part, which can be arranged on the first lock part in a fastening direction and is connected in a closing state to the first lock part, and an actuating element, on which the second lock part is movably arranged. The second lock part is in the closing state held on the first lock part via the actuating element and acts together with the actuating element in such a way that in a loaded state, when a force is acting on the second lock part relative to the first lock part along the fastening direction, the actuating element is rigidly connected to the first lock part and holds the second lock part on the first lock part, whereas in an unloaded state the second lock part can be detached from the first lock part by actuation of the actuating element.08-30-2012
20090094801Magnetic work clothes - Magnetic work clothes for holding work items comprise a body having a surface and one or more magnets coupled to the surface for holding work items. The one or more magnets providing a magnetic force for attracting magnetically attractable objects and securing them to the surface such that they are readily available for use. The body comprising a pair of suspenders, a vest, an apron or any other suitable clothing item.04-16-2009
20120000038JEWELRY CLASP AND METHODS THEREOF - A jewelry clasp including at least a first jewelry interfacer and a second jewelry interfacer capable of magnetically coupling together. The magnetic coupling of the first and second jewelry interfacers can be substantially easy to decouple by applying force substantially in a first direction, but substantially difficult to decouple by applying force that is not substantially in the first direction. Accordingly, the jewelry clasp can be capable of being decoupled by a user with substantial ease while remaining substantially difficult to decouple when not desired.01-05-2012
20130067698Utility clip - A utility clip is disclosed wherein the clip can hold a variety of tools and can be used commercially or in the home. The clip comprises a first and second clamping member, with each clamping member having alligator teeth positioned facing each at the inner distal end of the members, with at least one and possibly two useful tools positioned at the proximal end of each of the clamping members.03-21-2013
20090056085Sheet retainer - A sheet retainer for keeping a sheet affixed to a solid structure: The retainer consists of two pieces, one of them is attached rigidly to the solid structure, while the other can engage or disengage with the 103-05-2009
20130061431FLEXIBLE MAGNETIC SEALING APPARATUS - A magnetic sealing closure, comprising: a. a first flexible strip, with a plurality of cavities adapted to incorporate a plurality of magnetic elements; b. a second flexible strip, with a plurality of cavities adapted to incorporate a plurality of magnetic elements; wherein said sealing closure comprises membranes connectable to said first strip, and a second membrane connectable to said second strip, such that said plurality of magnetic elements of said second strip are embedded within said plurality of cavities between said second strip and said second membrane; when said first and second strips and are brought together from the side of said first and second membranes, magnetic elements of said first and said second strips magnetically attract each other, such that a sealing is provided.03-14-2013
20130061430HOLDING DEVICE OF CYLINDRICAL BODY AND MICROPHONE HOLDER - A microphone holder is provided that allows a microphone to be attached and detached by a one-touch operation and to be securely held. A first and a second magnet 03-14-2013
20110308048CLIP WITH MAGNETIC DETENT FOR SECURING LIGHTER TO PACK OF CIGARETTES - A resilient clip can be secured to a pack of cigarettes. The clip comprising a pair of parallel legs joined by a U-shaped, upwardly opening bend; the clip is slipped into engagement with the pack of cigarettes, and one wall of the pack is grasped therebetween. A resilient band encircles the perimeter of a lighter. A magnetic member on one of the legs of the clip fits into a recess in a magnetic detent incorporated into the resilient band, so that the cigarette lighter is retained in proximity to the clip and the pack of cigarettes. The lighter is always available to light the cigarettes when withdrawn from the pack.12-22-2011
20120233819Magnetic Coupling Device and Method - A device and method for coupling two or more objects together has a coupling that has at least two magnets or metal pieces and is removably attached to a first object. A second object has at least two corresponding metal pieces or magnets, wherein the first object and the second object are held together by magnetically attractive forces when the first object and the second object are engaged.09-20-2012
20080295298MAGNETIC DEVICE AND METHOD - A magnetic device used as a bookmark and a nametag. The device includes a strip of sheet material including first, second, third and fourth panels folded along first, second and third fold lines. First and second magnets, preferably of the rare earth type, are secured between selected folded panels forming clamping jaws that fasten the device to a page in a book or to clothing. Selected printed indicia information on the panels may display advertising, business card information, use instructions, and appointments so the device may serve as both a bookmark and a nametag.12-04-2008
20110289737Magnetic Jewelry Clasp - A clasp in which magnetic leakage is reduced includes a pair of pieces which are to be engaged with each other. Both pieces, when being engaged, both may rotate about an axis common to both pieces. Both pieces are provided with a pair of permanent magnets held in both pieces. Both permanent magnets have front and rear surfaces in which multiple poles are magnetized, and when both pieces are engaged, the front surfaces of both permanent magnets face each other.12-01-2011
20110289736METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COVERING AN END OF A CABLE EXTENDING FROM A FORM DURING THE MANUFACTURE OF MOLDED STRUCTURAL MEMBERS - A cap includes a resilient body including a passageway formed in the body for receiving an end of a cable therein. The passageway has a retention feature for maintaining the cable end of a horizontally extending cable inside the passageway from inadvertent separation with the passageway.12-01-2011
20110296653Closure Device for Connecting Two Parts - A closure device for connecting two parts includes a first connecting module and a second connecting module. The first connecting module can be arranged on the second connecting module in a closing direction and is mechanically latched with the second connecting module in a closed position. The device also includes magnetic means which cause a magnetic attraction force between the first connecting module and the second connecting module to support the transfer of the first connecting module into the closed position. The first connecting module can be released from the second connecting module by means of a movement of the first connecting module or a part of the first connecting module in an opening direction that differs from the closing direction. The magnetic means counteract a movement of the first connecting module in the opening direction.12-08-2011
20110030174Mechanical-Magnetic Connecting Structure - A mechanical-magnetic connecting structure for releasably connecting a first element with a second element is provided. The connecting structure consists of a module A which is firmly connected with the first element or is rotatably arranged in the first element, and a module B which is firmly connected with the second element or is rotatably arranged in the second element. The module A is rotatably guided in module B. In module A at least one magnet and in module B at least one armature or second magnet is arranged and the shape, location and polarity of the magnets or of the magnet and the armature are designed such that when rotating module A relative to module B, the magnets or magnet and armature move from a closed position with maximum magnetic attraction into an open position with weakened magnetic attraction or a magnetic repulsion of module A and module B is obtained.02-10-2011
20110258816PIN FASTENER - A pin fastener is configured of a cylindrical body into which a pin is inserted, a coil spring wound on the outer periphery of the cylindrical body, and an outer cylindrical body surrounding the outer periphery of the cylindrical body and coil spring, wherein a cut is provided in the cylindrical body, and a linear fastening portion of the coil spring is fitted into the cut, thereby forming a pin fastening narrowed portion between the fastening portion and a wall portion of the cylindrical body opposed thereto.10-27-2011
20120110794MAGNETIC SAFETY PUSHPIN - A pushpin device comprises a head adapted to allow a user to apply pressure to the head without discomfort, longitudinally extending fastening member coupled to the head, a base comprising an aperture configured to allow the fastening member to pass through the base, and an outer member coupled to the head and the base. In a first position, the head is spaced from the base, and the outer member encloses a longitudinal segment of the fastening member. In a second position, the outer member is deformed to place the head proximate to the base and to extend the fastening member through the aperture. The outer member exerts a countering force on the base and the head, one of which comprises magnetically susceptible material while the other comprises magnetic material. A magnetic force between the head and the base maintains the outer member in the second position.05-10-2012
20110167595Magnetic Closure with an Opening-Assisting Spring - A magnetic closure comprises a magnet-armature structure having a magnet and an armature, the magnet and the armature being constituted such that, for an automatic closing, the armature and the magnet mutually attract each other in a closing direction below a predetermined minimum distance, and, for an opening, the magnet is laterally shifted or rotated with respect to the armature into an open position so that the surfaces of magnet and armature facing each other in a mutually attracting manner become smaller, whereby the force of attraction between magnet and armature comes smaller, Further, an opening-assisting spring is provided for assisting the opening, wherein the opening-assisting spring either is automatically pretensioned by the magnetic force during the automatic closing, or is pretensioned during the opening operation.07-14-2011
20100287741MAGNETVERSCHLUSS - The invention relates to a magnetic locking device for closing preferably handbags and similar objects. The magnetic locking device comprises connecting modules each provided with a guide piece having a tubular or trough-like cross section, wherein the guide pieces are formed so as to be fittable into one another, and permanent magnets are arranged at the bottoms thereof, wherein the permanent magnet in the guide piece 11-18-2010
20080282517MAGNETIC DEVICE FOR SLIDABLE ADJUSTMENT - A magnetic fastening device with discrete slidable adjustments, comprising first and second sheets, each having a plurality of magnetic section elements with first and second poles disposed in alternating groups defining predetermined abutting patterns. The magnetic section elements are abuttingly disposed in two groups. In one group, the elements' magnetic field is disposed in one direction perpendicular to the sheets. In the other group, the elements' field is disposed in the opposite direction. The groups repeat themselves in an alternating pattern. The movement of the first and second sheets is constrained to keep them in an abutting relationship with respect to each other over a predetermined path over the first and second sheets, thereby permitting the sheets to be slidably movable along a predetermined distance relative to each other in discrete steps that overcome the attraction and repulsion forces of the magnetic section elements upon the application of a pulling force of a predetermined magnitude.11-20-2008
20080282516Apparatus of Fixing a Belt Buckle - An apparatus for fixing a belt buckle is disclosed, in which an insertion engagement groove is formed at a button insertion groove of trousers, and a protrusion engagement part is formed at a waist belt buckle, so that a waist belt buckle is more easily fixed at a button of trousers by pressurizing the protrusion engagement part of the waist belt buckle into the insertion engagement groove of the button. The apparatus comprises an insertion engagement groove which is formed at a button member fixed at one side of trousers; and a protrusion engagement part which is formed at a backside of the buckle of the waist belt.11-20-2008
20090106950MAGNETIC BRACELET HOOD CLASP - A clasp for an ornamental object comprising a base, a top, and a link. The link engages the base. The engagement occurs where at least one projection and an aperture from the link respectively engage at least one cavity and a post from the base. The engagement between the base and top is further secured by moving the top and the base proximal each other such that the link is positioned between the two. Magnetic force is used to position the top and base proximal each other.04-30-2009
20130212839MAGNETIC SNAP FASTENER - Installed in a container for locking opposing first part and second part of the container, a magnetic snap fastener is disclosed to include a male snap member having a stud with an engagement portion and a magnetic attractive member fixedly mounted in one side of the engagement portion, and a female snap member having a socket with a socket hole for receiving the engagement portion of the stud of the male snap member and a magnetic attractive member fixedly mounted in one side of the socket for attracting the magnetic attractive member of the male snap member when the engagement08-22-2013
20090139065DISPLAY MATERIALS, ACCESSORIES THEREFOR AND METHODS - A pushpin comprising a pin suitable for penetrating a pin permeable object for frictional engagement with the pin permeable object; a gripping handle on the pin, the gripping handle having a magnet attractive surface so that a magnet can be attached to the gripping handle thereby to allow an object to be displayed to be secured to the gripping handle between the handle and the magnet.06-04-2009
20120066873METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING A MAGNETIC ATTACHMENT SYSTEM - A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.03-22-2012
20120066872Clasp Held By Opposing Magnetic Forces - Embodiments of the disclosed technology include a connector comprising two magnets with like poles facing towards each other. A first magnet of the two magnets is fixedly attached to a support base and female receptacle situated above the same pole of the first magnet. The second magnet is fixedly attached to a male flange adapted for passage through the female receptacle. The male flange and second magnet are further fixedly attached to a length of material which is longer than the female receptacle, such that the male flange remains within the female receptacle in an assembled condition due to a magnetic force pushing each magnet away from the other. Another embodiment includes a method of use, including lining up the male flange into the female receptacle for locking and pushing down and slightly transversely on the male flange to unlock.03-22-2012
20100263172METHOD FOR MAGNETICALLY ATTACHING AND DETACHING PORTABLE ITEMS - A method for removably attaching portable items which are usable with each other. The method comprises the steps of removably inserting a first magnetically attractable component into a first portable item, thereby forming a first magnetically attractable item; removably inserting a second magnetically attractable component into a second portable item, thereby forming a second magnetically attractable item; allowing the first magnetically attractable item to magnetically engage the second magnetically attractable item, thereby forming a detachable magnetic assembly, wherein the detachable magnetic assembly can magnetically engage a magnetic surface, enabling the detachable magnetic assembly to be removably secured to the magnetic surface, and enabling one of the first or second portable items to be removed from the detachable magnetic assembly while maintaining the other first or second portable item in engagement with the magnetic surface.10-21-2010
20110219587DECORATIVE ASSEMBLY FOR ATTACHMENT TO FABRICS - A removable, decorative assembly for attachment to clothing, table cloths, curtains, picnic blankets and other fabrics, that can aid in reducing or eliminating adverse effects created by wind. The removable, decorative assembly includes a front member and a back member. The front member includes a metal member attached to a decorative embellishment and the back member includes a magnetic member attached to an encasement member.09-15-2011
20090255096Display attachment apparatus - A display attachment apparatus comprising a clamp assembly and a mounting assembly. The clamp assembly has a first clamp arm, a second clamp arm and a hinge assembly hingedly coupling the first clamp arm to the second clamp arm. Each clamp arm has a plurality of magnets which engage either corresponding magnets or other ferromagnetic members on an opposing clamp arm, when the clamp arm is in an engaging, or closed configuration.10-15-2009
20130212840SIGNAL-ACTIVATED LINGERIE - A lingerie comprises a panel, a first and second strap, and a signal-activated fastener. The first and second straps are coupled via the signal-activated fastener which is housed inside a housing. The signal-activated fastener unfastens when it receives a signal, causing the housing to decouple from the end of one of the straps and pulling the entire lingerie with it so that the lingerie falls off from the wearer's body.08-22-2013
20100269309CLOTHES PEG10-28-2010
20130139360Magnetic jewelry clasp with catch - A magnetic jewelry clasp is described that includes a first body member having a magnet that defines a first magnetically attractive surface. The clasp includes a second body member that has a magnet that defines a second magnetically attractive surface that magnetically connects to the first magnetically attractive surface to define a first locking arrangement of the clasp. The clasp includes a safety catch that has a first protuberance that is adapted to open and close the safety catch. The safety catch includes a second protuberance that fits over the end of the second body member which defines a second locking arrangement of the clasp. The Safety catch is designed so that it will function whether the two bodies are brought together with both right side up or with one up side down. It includes a pair of side panels that prevent misalignment of the first and second body members.06-06-2013
20100319166DISPLAY MATERIALS, ACCESSORIES THEREFOR AND METHODS - A kit of components for use with a pin permeable board, the kit of components comprising a pin suitable for penetrating the pin permeable board for frictional engagement with the pin permeable board; and a magnet; further wherein the pin has a gripping handle, the gripping handle having a magnet attractive top surface configured to receive the magnet; whereby the magnet can be attached to the gripping handle by magnetic force thereby to allow an object to be displayed to be secured to the gripping handle between the handle and the magnet, and wherein the magnet remains in position on the gripping handle by magnetic attraction through the object when the pin is engaged in a vertically disposed pin permeableboard.12-23-2010
20110047759Closures with magnetic and mechanical snap fastening and method of making the same - A closure includes a first section having a bore, the bore having a crimped opening smaller than an inner portion thereof, and a second section having a shaft which is at least partially deformed inside the bore to lock the two sections together. The closure may be a magnetic snap fastener or mechanical snap fastener. The magnetic or mechanical snap components releasably connect a first and second sheet material. The first section of the closure may be an ornamental cap or button. A method for forming a crimped locking bore comprises a tool having a bore with tapered sidewalls to form the crimped opening of the first section of the closure.03-03-2011
20100263173FASTENER - A fastener comprising two parts (10-21-2010
20100005633METHOD FOR DESIGNING DETACHABLE OBJECTS USING MAGNETIC HOLDING FORCE - Provided is a method for designing a detachable object to an item by setting design objectives including a magnetic holding force objective needed to hold the detachable object to the item. A set of magnetic pieces are selected based on the holding magnetic force objective. An outer magnetic piece is fabricated onto the detachable object and an inner magnetic piece is fabricated and positioned within the item. The selection of the magnetic set and/or the position of the outer and inner magnetic pieces are modified until the design objectives are met.01-14-2010
20110041295Non-rotatable snap fasteners - A snap fastener includes a male component and a female component. In a mechanical fastener, a shaft having an enlarged tip fits within a socket having a retaining element for releasably holding the enlarged tip. In a magnetic snap fastener, the female component has a magnet and a cover with a central hole for receiving the shaft. In both forms of snap fasteners, the male component and female component have anti-rotation surfaces, which interact to prevent rotation of the male and female components relative to each other.02-24-2011
20110041294RELEASABLE MAGNETIC FASTENING SYSTEM - A magnetic engagement and fastening system for joining components, which offers true slip resistance in all degrees of freedom, particularly in a horizontal direction parallel to the general plane of the fasteners, in combination with ease and quietness of disengagement of the joined components. The system employs the principles of magnetic attraction to restrict motion in the horizontal plane. Two units, at least one with raised magnetic members and the other with at least mating magnetically attractable recesses or hollow areas are provided.02-24-2011
20100018008BUCKLE - The present invention relates to a buckle. More particularly, the present invention is to provide a buckle enabling a belt, which is inserted through an inlet thereof, to be fastened between the upper fastening plate of the body and the elastic movable plate inside the body by installing the fastening plate respectivley in the upper part and the lower part of the buckle and further installing the elastic movable plate, which has an arch shape that the center is convex, inside the buckle body.01-28-2010
20110162173QUICK RELEASE CLAMP AND METHOD OF USE07-07-2011
20110252607Cord Management System - A cord management system includes a case and a strap. The strap has a first attachment point at a first location on the strap and a second attachment point a second location on the strap. The strap also includes at least two modes of operation. In a first mode of operation, the first attachment point is attached to the second attachment point so that a first segment of the strap located between the first attachment point and the second attachment point forms a loop configured to secure a cord that is wrapped around the case. In a second mode of operation, the first attachment point is detached from the second attachment point so that the first segment no longer forms the loop. In some embodiments, the strap is permanently attached to the case, while in other embodiments the strap is semi-permanently attached to the case.10-20-2011
20110162172FASTENER FOR WATER-SPORT APPLIANCE - A fastener for a water-sport appliance includes a body of a certain thickness being disposed protrudingly on a working surface (e.g., an aquaboard), wherein the body is formed with a receiving chamber in a central portion thereof and a magnetic component is disposed on a wall surface of an end of the receiving chamber; and a cover being pivoted at an end of the receiving chamber of the body, wherein a magnetic component is also disposed at an end of the cover to attract the body and, in use of the fastener, the other end of the cover can be depressed so that the end of the cover is lifted upward to form a prong-like space for the water-sport appliance to abut against. Thus, the water-sport appliance can be held more safely and securely.07-07-2011
20110131770Mechanical/Magnetic Connecting Structure - The invention relates to a mechanical/magnetic connecting structure, that is to say a mechanical interlock by means of magnetic-force assistance, which is particularly suitable for closures such as those which are used on bags, rucksacks and comparable objects, wherein the connecting structure has the following features: an interlock apparatus having at least one spring interlock element which moves in a direction and is arranged in one of the connecting modules, and having a blocking piece for interlocking of the connecting modules, which blocking piece is arranged in the other connecting module, and having a movable unlocking element with a force-deflecting rising sliding surface, which is likewise arranged in the other connecting module, and a magnet armature structure having at least one magnet which is arranged in one of the connecting modules, and at least one armature which is arranged in the other connecting module.06-09-2011
20110167596Magnetic jewelry converter adapter link - A magnetic adapter link includes a magnetic converter having a center base including at least one magnet or magnetic material, or magnetizable material forming a magnetic center core defining a magnetic mounting disc. A pair of magnetic end posts form clasp portions each one extending from a side edge of the magnetic converter at a selected angle from one another and each end posts having a detachable distal end containing a magnet or magnetic material or magnetizable material. The detachable distal ends of the magnetic end posts are spaced apart from the center base and from one another at one or more selected positions for detachably connecting to the first clasp portion and/or the second clasp portion of a necklace or bracelet which include at least one pair of detachable distal ends containing a magnet or magnetic material or magnetizable material. An ornament such as a jewel having a magnet, magnetic material or magnetic metal affixed to its rear surface can be removably attached to the magnetic converter.07-14-2011
20110167597MULTI-FUNCTIONAL BELT BUCKLE - A belt buckle which has an indentation on the front surface accommodating a removable cap element held by magnetic attraction. The indentation has a stepwise bottom surface for easy removal of the cap element. In an alternative embodiment, the indentation accommodates a removable carrier member capable of integrating various functions such as electronic clock or remote control. The carrier member in turn has an indentation for removably holding a cap element by magnetic attraction. The carrier member's indentation has a stepwise bottom surface for easy removal of the cap element.07-14-2011
20110083303METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A MAGNETIC CLIP TO CINCH CLOTHING TO A USER - One embodiment of a system includes a backing bar extending a bar length between a first bar end and a second bar end, the bar having an aperture disposed through the bar, with the aperture located between the first end and the second end, the aperture sized to pass a portion of clothing a first magnet coupled to the backing bar proximal the first end a second magnet coupled to the backing bar proximal the second end and an elongate concave bar receiving member extending along a receiving member length that is approximately as long as the bar length, the receiving member length extending between a first receiver end and a second receiver end, with the receiving member being magnetic proximal the first receiver end and the second receiver end, the receiver to receive the backing bar to pinch clothing extending through the aperture between the backing bar and the receiving member.04-14-2011
20090293238MAGNETIC COUPLING DEVICE AND METHOD - The present invention provides an article and method for coupling two or more objects together using magnetically attractive forces. Such magnetically attractive forces are generated by corresponding magnet(s) and/or metal piece(s) positioned at or near the periphery of the two or more objects. Multiple magnet(s) and/or metal piece(s) may be spaced-apart around the periphery of the two or more objects. Alternatively, two corresponding annular magnet(s) and/or piece of metal may also be used. Where multiple spaced-apart magnet(s) and/or metal piece(s) are used, the magnet(s) and/or metal piece(s) may be regularly spaced-apart or asymmetrically spaced. The coupling device of the present invention is generally designed to hold tubular objects together, including a container and lid. Coupling device of present invention has numerous advantages, including, for example, rapid assembly and disassembly, superior ergonomics for the user, increased adjustability for specific applications, and improved durability.12-03-2009
20100064484APPARATUS FOR SECURING ORNAMENTATION TO PERSONAL ITEMS - An ornamental device includes a first member adapted to be coupled to a personal item. The first member has a first end having a sidewall. A second member is releasably engagable with the first member, and is provided with a recess that receives the first end of the first member when the first and second members are engaged. The second member has a flange that contacts the sidewall of the first member substantially along a width of the sidewall when the first and second members are engaged. The first and second members are magnetically coupled, such that the magnetic interaction, and the interaction of the flange with the sidewall, secures a decorative second member to a personal item in a selected location.03-18-2010
20100024175APPARATUS FOR HOLDING TOWEL - Disclosed is a towel holding apparatus for providing a ready access to a towel by a user. The towel holding apparatus includes an attachment assembly. The attachment assembly includes a clasping member capable of being detachably attached to an item of the user. Further, the attachment assembly includes a first connector detachably attached to the clasping member, and a first set of magnets removably engaged with the first connector. The towel holding apparatus further includes a holding assembly. The holding assembly includes a second set of magnets removably coupled to the first set of magnets of the attachment assembly. Further, the holding assembly includes a second connector removably engaged with the second set of magnets, and a holding member detachably attached to the second connector. The holding member is capable of removably holding the towel.02-04-2010
20110138583Shielded Magnetic Plug-In Lock - A shielded magnetic plug-in lock, for which a connector is plugged into a connector receiving element and held therein by magnetic holding forces or additionally by means of mechanical engagement, is provided. The connector and the connector receiving element are designed in such a way that the connector magnet and the magnet for the connector receiving element are magnetized transversely to the closing direction X, and at least one shielding plate consisting of a ferro-magnetic material is provided on the plug or the plug receiving element. The shielding plate covers the connector magnet and the connector receiving element magnets, and the ferro-magnetic material and the thickness of the shielding plate are selected in such a way as to obtain a magnetic shielding sufficient for a pre-determined use.06-16-2011
20120246885Magnetic Attachment System - A magnetic attachment system for attaching a first object to a second object. A first magnet structure is attached to the first object and a second magnet structure is attached to the second object. The first and second objects are attached by virtue of the magnetic attraction between the first magnet structure and second magnet structure. The magnet structures comprise magnetic elements arranged in accordance with patterns based on various codes. In one embodiment, the code has certain autocorrelation properties. In further embodiments the specific type of code is specified. In a further embodiment, an attachment and a release configuration may be achieved by a simple movement of the magnet structures. In a further embodiment, a magnetic attachment system may comprise one or more magnetic structures spaced from one another on a first support and configured for use with a complementary magnet system.10-04-2012
20110314643MAGNETIC CLIP - A magnetic clip is provided. The magnetic clip includes a first plate and a second plate. The first plate includes a first surface and a second surface. The second plate includes a first surface and a second surface. The first plate and the second plate are oppositely arranged, such that the first surface of the first plate and the first surface of the second plate are oppositely positioned. At least one magnet is provided at the first surface of the first plate. At least one metal ball is provided at the second plate correspondingly to the magnet. When the magnet approaches to the metal ball, the metal ball is magnetized, and becomes another ball-shaped magnet. Therefore, small metal objects such as a key ring, paper clips, or drawing pins can be directly put on the metal ball without opening the first plate 12-29-2011
20120005868Magnetic Fastening Assembly for Attaching a Ferrous Metal Baking Pan to a Baking Rack - A fastening assembly for attaching a ferrous metal baking pan to a baking rack, the baking rack having a plurality of bars, the fastening assembly including an “E” plate having a stem and a plurality of arms, a pair of bar receiving channels, the channels consisting of the arms' interstices; at least a first permanent magnet; and a concavity and seal combination interconnecting the at least first permanent magnet and a medial arm among the “E” plate's plurality of arms.01-12-2012
20090199367Magnetic jewelry clasp with catch - A magnetic jewelry clasp is described that includes a first body member having a magnet that defines a first magnetically attractive surface. The clasp includes a second body member that has a magnet that defines a second magnetically attractive surface that magnetically connects to the first magnetically attractive surface to define a first locking arrangement of the clasp. The clasp includes a safety catch that has a first protuberance that is adapted to open and close the safety catch. The safety catch includes a second protuberance that fits over the end of the second body member which defines a second locking arrangement of the clasp. The Safety catch is designed so that it will function whether the two bodies are brought together with both right side up or with one up side down. It includes a pair of side panels that prevent misalignment of the first and second body members. There is also disclosed a safety catch with a magnet.08-13-2009
20120060330MAGNETIC BRASSIERE BACK CLOSURE - A fastener for securing together two garment strap ends having confronting faces has at least male elements mounted on the face of one of the strap ends and respective female elements mounted on the face of the other strap end, generally complementary to the male element, and, with the faces touching or closely juxtaposed, slidably engageable in a direction parallel to the faces with the male elements to fasten the two strap ends together. Respective male and female magnets on the strap ends are oriented so as to hold the strap ends in a finder position with the faces engaging or closely juxtaposed with each other and the male and female elements spaced in the direction and disengaged from each other so that displacement of the strap ends apart in the direction from the finder position will engage and lock together the male and female elements.03-15-2012
20090133229MAGNETIC CLASP FOR JEWELRY INCLUDING SAFETY CATCH AND ALIGNMENT MEANS - A magnetic clasp for an article of jewelry is provided. The clasp includes a pair of mating male and female members, an alignment groove on one member, and associated alignment projection on the other member and a safety catch. The pair of mating male and female members are arranged to be magnetically coupled to each other. The safety catch is arranged to be moved to a locked position to mechanically releasably secure the male and female members together when they are aligned. The alignment groove is shaped to facilitate and guide the projection into it when the two members are magnetically coupled and appropriately aligned so that the safety catch can be moved to the closed position to thereby releasably lock the members together.05-28-2009
20120124786Locking Device - Disclosed is a locking device, including a first locking part, having a casing and a blocking piece arranged on the casing, a second locking part, having a spring lock element which is formed spring-elastic at least in sections, and magnetic means, which act between the blocking piece of the first locking part and the second locking part and cause a magnetic force between the blocking piece of the first locking part and the second locking part. To close the locking device the first locking part can be attached onto the second locking part in a closing direction. To release the locking device the spring lock element can be slid in an opening direction directed essentially lateral to the closing direction relative to the blocking piece.05-24-2012
20110179604CLASP - An improved clasp includes first and second clasp portions, each having an attaching front edge, a mounting rear edge, a high-strength magnet imbedded adjacent the front edge and a receiving cavity adjacent the rear edge. The cavity receives an end of a band or strap. The first portion has a covering lip attached to an upper surface above the front edge. The lip extends outwardly toward the rear edge of the second portion upon joining of the portions. The lip extends between the side edges of the first portion. The improvement includes a protective ledge that extends outwardly from a lower surface of the second portion toward the rear edge of the first portion upon joining of the portions. The ledge extends between first and second side edges of the second portion. A bracelet that has the improved bracelet clasp prevents pinching of skin of the wearer's wrist upon joining.07-28-2011
20100050398Invisible magnetic quilt hanger - The objective of the invention is to enable the easy installation and displaying of a quilt, textile or similar on a vertical mounting surface invisibly. It also removes the critical need for leveling devices to obtain precision horizontal installation, still allowing for proper horizontal display of the quilt. The use of powerful magnets, center point mounting, and variable length rod enables display and easy switching out of different sized textiles. Using an adjustable rod across the full width of the quilt ensures proper support as well as full exposure of the quilt for viewing without the distraction of the mounting device itself being evident. Options in device mounting make it possible to remove and re-install without damaging the vertical surface on which it was mounted. As no compression of the textile is used with this invention, uneven fading (evident in most textiles exposed to light) of the quilt will not occur.03-04-2010
20120216374MAGNETIC CLASP DEVICE FOR CLOTHING ACCESSORIES - The invention relates to a device for magnetic clasping at a plurality of points for a clothing accessory such as a belt, characterised in that said device includes at least one permanently magnetised assembly (08-30-2012
20120311825VEHICLE ENCLOSURE AND METHOD AND SYSTEM OF INSTALLATION - A vehicle enclosure (12-13-2012
20090211065ANTI-RATTLE CARRIER FOR MAGNET FASTENER - A magnet fastener includes a carrier connectable to a first component and a magnet for attachment to a second, metal component. The carrier includes structures for holding a magnet assembly including the magnet in a manner that reduces rattle caused by vibration but provides flex so the magnet can articulate and adjust to a surface of the metal component.08-27-2009
20120222270Belt Buckle - A buckle for securing strap ends to each other has an anchor peg, with a recess, attached to one strap end. Another strap end has a clamping head that has a recess adapted to allow insertion and removal of the anchor peg. A moveable locking mechanism in the clamping head can be moved from an open position, that allows insertion or removal of the anchor peg, to a closed position that prevents removal of an anchor peg inserted into the clamping head.09-06-2012
20120255144MAGNETIC FASTENING BUCKLE PROVIDED WITH PERMANENT MAGNETS AND A MECHANICAL LOCKING - A magnetic fastening buckle includes a first plug-in element (10-11-2012
20120255145CLOSURES WITH MAGNETIC AND MECHANICAL SNAP FASTENING AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A closure includes a first section having a bore, the bore having a crimped opening smaller than an inner portion thereof, and a second section having a shaft which is at least partially deformed inside the bore to lock the two sections together. The closure may be a magnetic snap fastener or mechanical snap fastener. The magnetic or mechanical snap components releasably connect a first and second sheet material. The first section of the closure may be an ornamental cap or button. A method for forming a crimped locking bore comprises a tool having a bore with tapered sidewalls to form the crimped opening of the first section of the closure.10-11-2012
20100325844Magnetomechanical Connection Assembly with Load Securing - The invention relates to a connection assembly, comprising two connecting modules each with a load housing with a locking device with a spring locking element and a latch piece, a magnet and armature construction and a movement track, on which the latch piece can be moved from a closed position to an open position, the locking device, the magnet and armature construction and the movement track cooperating by means of an opening, the connecting modules are moved on the movement track, wherein the magnet and armature are moved in opposition and the latch piece and the spring locking element are moved in opposition, until the spring locking element is no longer engaged. On closing, the connecting module locks in with the aid of magnetic force. The position of the load housing and the position and form of the movement track are designed such that on moving the connecting module the loading housings move together by an amount Δx against the load FL.12-30-2010
20120260467DISPLAY DEVICES, ACCESSORIES THEREFOR AND METHODS - A kit of components for use with a pin permeable board, the kit of components comprising a pin suitable for penetrating the pin permeable board for frictional engagement with the pin permeable board; and a magnet; further wherein the pin has a gripping handle, the gripping handle having a magnet attractive top surface configured to receive the magnet; whereby the magnet can be attached to the gripping handle by magnetic force thereby to allow an object to be displayed to be secured to the gripping handle between the handle and the magnet, and wherein the magnet remains in position on the gripping handle by magnetic attraction through the object when the pin is engaged in a vertically disposed pin permeableboard.10-18-2012
20120079689ELECTROMAGNETIC SUCTION ELEMENT COMPRISING A LIGHT SOURCE - The invention relates to an electromagnetic suction element (04-05-2012
20120079688While Being Worn, Magnetically Attaching A Man's Dress Shirt To His Undershirt - A magnetic clamp for attaching, while being worn, a man's dress shirt to his undershirt where the inside of the dress shirt is adjacent to the outside of the undershirt and a first magnetic device having first and a second surfaces is located on the outside of the dress shirt. A high friction material located on the second surface prevents the dress shirt from moving relative to the first magnetic device. A second magnetic device having a first and second surfaces is located on the inside of the undershirt and is aligned with the first magnetic device where a material having high friction is located on the first surface of the second magnetic device to prevent the undershirt from moving relative to the second magnetic device and the second magnetic device is oriented to be attracted by the first magnetic device to urge the undershirt into tight contact with the dress shirt.04-05-2012
20110265289MAGNETIC SNAP FASTENER - Installed in a container for locking opposing first part and second part of the container, a magnetic snap fastener is disclosed to include a male snap member having a stud with an engagement portion and a magnetic attractive member fixedly mounted in one side of the engagement portion, and a female snap member having a socket with a socket hole for receiving the engagement portion of the stud of the male snap member and a magnetic attractive member fixedly mounted in one side of the socket for attracting the magnetic attractive member of the male snap member when the engagement6 portion of the male snap member is attached to the socket hole in the female snap member.11-03-2011
20120284969MAGNETIC ATTACHMENT SYSTEM - An improved magnetic attachment is disclosed including a mechanical constraining mechanism and a magnetic structure comprising a plurality of magnetic sources in a polarity pattern. The magnetic structure has an interface boundary when magnetically interfacing with a complementary magnetic structure. The mechanical constraining mechanism constrains the relative motion of the magnetic structure to one or more degrees of freedom.11-15-2012
20120284968STRAP RESTRAINING SYSTEM FOR CHILD CARE DEVICES - Apparatus and systems for securing safety restraints of child care devices for the insertion or removal of a child from the child care devices. A strap restraint device for securing one or more straps of a child care device includes a body portion. The body portion is configured to secure one or more straps of the child care device when the straps are draped over the body portion. The strap restraint device also includes an attachment device, which comprises means for removably securing the body portion to the child care device.11-15-2012
20090178245Magnetic Garment Fastener - The magnetic garment fastener is a releasable closure for fur garments. The magnetic garment fastener includes first and second magnets, each magnet having first and second opposed magnetic poles. The first and second magnets are sealed within first and second pockets, respectively. Each of the pockets has opposed front and rear panels, with the first magnetic pole of each magnet being positioned adjacent the front panel of the respective pocket. The first and second pockets are attached to the garment adjacent a pair of free edges, preferably sealed within the pelt of the edges to hide the magnets from the exterior of the garment, such that positioning the rear panel of one of the pockets adjacent the front panel of the other pocket releasably fastens the pair of free edges of the garment together.07-16-2009
20110232046BANKNOTE ADAPTED TO FORM A MAGNETIC MONEY CLIP - A magnetic clip is provided having two magnetic components to create a low-cost, thin, soft magnetic vise- like mechanism. The magnetic components are disposed in individual stickers or a unitary sticker. The clip includes an adhesive layer to which a real banknote may be removably attached. The user can simply peel back the banknote to open the magnetic vise-like mechanism to insert or remove one or more banknotes. The user then folds the substrate back onto itself to close and secure the remaining banknote(s).09-29-2011
20130133160Garment Hanging Accessory - A garment-hanging accessory includes a strip of material having a first end and a second end; and a clip having an engaging end biased into a normally closed position and openable upon application of pressure upon opposing levers at an opposite end of the clip, the levers connected by a spring secured about a fulcrum point between the levers, each end of the strip of material secured to a respective opposite side of each of the opposing levers, opposite ends of each lever, not secured to either of the ends of the strip of material, co-acting to define a garment engaging end when the clip is in its normally closed position. The unsecured portion of the strip opposite the clip is suspended upon a primary garment hanger.05-30-2013
20130111710MULTI-POLE MAGNETIC CONNECTOR APPARATUS - A universal connector apparatus may comprise a connection member having one or more connection edges. One or more multi-pole magnetic assemblies may be rotatably secured adjacent one or more of the connection edges. Each multi-pole magnetic assembly may be configured to rotate about a longitudinal axis in order to align opposite polarities and magnetically link the respective connection edge with a connection edge of another connector apparatus or other magnetic form. According to various embodiments, each multi-pole magnetic assembly may include a first half and a second half extending along a longitudinal axis. The first half may include a plurality of magnetic sections of alternating polarities and the second half may include a corresponding number of magnetic sections each having a polarity opposite that of an adjacent magnetic section in the first half.05-09-2013
20130097817CLAMPING BUCKLE FOR BELTS AND STRAPS - A buckle for use with a belt or with strapping in which the bucket uses magnetic attraction forces to apply a clamping force on the belt or strap, when the buckle assembly components are in a first predetermined orientation. Typically, a plurality of magnets is used, and when the buckle assembly is rotated to a second predetermined position, the magnets are moved from a state where they attract one another, to a position where they repel one another. In this second predetermined orientation, the buckle components are forced apart by the repulsive forces so as to create a larger gap between the buckle components, and thus allow the belt or strap material to move freely within the gap. The buckle is preferably held in the second predetermined orientation by a restraint device such as a pin located within a recess on the corresponding rotating assembly. However, a slight depression and rotation of the buckle moves the buckle components out of the restraint device, and allows the magnets to effect rotation of the buckle assembly back to the first orientation position, and thus, decrease the size of the gap between the buckle components. This once again clamps the belt or strap material within the gap. A simple magnetic clamping device is provided.04-25-2013
20130125349CLAP-OFF BRA - A bra comprises a signal-activated fastener which may be utilized to unfasten the bra when the signal-activated fastener receives a clapping sound generated by a person clapping his/her hands. Specifically, a strapless bra includes a sensor, a controller, and a fastener assembly cooperating to cause the bra to unfasten upon reception of the clapping sound.05-23-2013
20090265897Mouse Support Tray for Computer - The present invention includes embodiments of apparatuses, systems and methods for providing a retractable computer mouse pad for use with a portable computer or other computing device, terminal or peripheral in which the mouse pad may be extended during use, and retracted when not in use. In some embodiments a drawer-like structure is attached underneath the computing device, from which one or more mouse pads may be extended and retracted. In several embodiments, the mouse pad is provided with a magnetically attractive material, and the mouse is provided with one or more magnets for attractive engagement with such material, in order to allow the user to let go of the mouse when not in use without concern that the mouse might change position or slip off the mouse pad.10-29-2009
20110214260Magnetic Fastener - A magnetic fastener includes first and second lock bodies engaged with each other. The first lock body includes a first magnet and a fastener body. The first magnet is defined with a through hole extending through the two opposite end surfaces of the first magnet. The fastener body is movably received in the through hole. The fastener body includes a main body, an interface part disposed at one end of the main body, and a plurality of elastic arms extending outward from the other end of the main body. The interface part passes through the through hole. A receiving space is defined between the elastic arms. The inner side of the free end of the elastic arms is respectively provided with a clasp. The second lock body includes a second magnet and a hook body connected to the second magnet. The hook body is provided with a buckling part. The elastic arms of the fastener body is elastically deformed by inserting the buckling part into the receiving space of the fastener body as well as by the magnetic poles of the opposite two end surfaces of the first magnet and the second magnet attracting and abutting each other, whereby the clasps buckles with the buckling part for locking the first lock body and the second lock body together.09-08-2011
20130097816CORD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A cord management system includes a strap. The strap has a first set of magnets attached to a first location on the strap and a second set of magnets attached to a second location on the strap. The strap also includes at least two modes of operation. In a first mode of operation, the first set of magnets is magnetically attached to the second set of magnets so that a first segment of the strap located between the first set of magnets and the second set of magnets forms a loop configured to secure a cord that is wrapped around the strap. In a second mode of operation, the first set of magnets is magnetically detached from the second set of magnets so that the first segment no longer forms the loop. The strap is also configured to be coupled to an object.04-25-2013
20130145584CABLE CONNECTOR - A cable connector comprising a housing comprising a first and second housing parts adapted to be connected into a closed state and be separated into an open state. The first housing part holds a first core wire of the first cable and a first joining part attached to an end of the first core wire and adapted to move in a first and second direction along a first sliding path. The second housing part holding a second core wire or string of the second cable and a second joining part attached to an end of the second core wire or string and adapted to move in a first and second direction along a second sliding path. First and second engagement surfaces of first and second joining parts, abut and form a contact surface for transmitting force along the first and second sliding paths between the first and second joining parts.06-13-2013
20080209693Magnetic Clasp - Method and apparatus for affixing magnets to objects such as jewelry clasps. In one embodiment the magnet is secured in a single piece setting. When attached to the other half of the clasp, there is a wall between the magnets, enabling the two clasp halves to be mated during drying of the glue. In another embodiment stepped magnets are used, which are preferably further secured in the clasp by mechanical means such as prongs or bezels, so that the resulting fixation is permanent unless the housing itself is deformed.09-04-2008
20130185901MAGNET-ASSISTED QUICK-CONNECT QUICK-DISCONNECT MECHANISM - The present invention relates to a two part quick connect-quick disconnect connector, which includes two parts, identified as a first part or “grabber” and a second part identified as a “dangle”. More specifically, the grabber is the female portion of the device, and is attached to a leash, for example. The dangle is the male portion of the device and may be attached to an animal collar. At least one of the grabber and the dangle may contain a permanent magnet, which aligns and initially attracts the two components to be joined together. The dangle is pulled into a cavity of the grabber, at which point two spring-loaded claws grab hold of the dangle securely. To release the device, a button or slide is pressed, which opens the jaws and allows the two components to be separated.07-25-2013

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