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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
024129000 One-piece 28
024132000 Pivoted part 21
024136000 Sliding part or wedge 18
024115000 Safety release 16
024122600 Plural-strand cord or rope 10
024135000 Screw clamp 6
024116000 Chain 4
20120023710Trailer Hitch-Ball Chain Coupler - A tool for temporarily coupling a chain to a trailer hitch-ball or similar device, or for temporarily coupling separate chains comprising a rigid flat body contour plate with a hitch-ball cavity member for engagement with a trailer hitch-ball or similar device, an engagement slot member as a securing mechanism to the hitch-ball, and opposing chain link notches members for engagement of chain(s).02-02-2012
20100154176LOCKING DEVICE - A locking device for temporary locking and securing of a chain, cable or wire, comprising a fork shaped main body (06-24-2010
20120042481Cable slider with symmetric pieces - a device which can slide up and down on a chain or cable, can be loosened to attach to the chain or cable, but does not have any parts that come free when the part is loosened.02-23-2012
20100115735PULL HANDLE - A pull handle for operating a window covering with a pulling lead. The pull handle includes a first element with a top end and a bottom end, and a second element, attachable to the first element, with a top end and a bottom end. When the second element is attached to the first element, the pull handle is along a section of the pulling lead with the position of the pull handle fixed with respect to the pulling lead. The pull handle is configured to have a diameter that is easily and comfortably gripped by an operator.05-13-2010
20120023710Trailer Hitch-Ball Chain Coupler - A tool for temporarily coupling a chain to a trailer hitch-ball or similar device, or for temporarily coupling separate chains comprising a rigid flat body contour plate with a hitch-ball cavity member for engagement with a trailer hitch-ball or similar device, an engagement slot member as a securing mechanism to the hitch-ball, and opposing chain link notches members for engagement of chain(s).02-02-2012
20100154176LOCKING DEVICE - A locking device for temporary locking and securing of a chain, cable or wire, comprising a fork shaped main body (06-24-2010
20120042481Cable slider with symmetric pieces - a device which can slide up and down on a chain or cable, can be loosened to attach to the chain or cable, but does not have any parts that come free when the part is loosened.02-23-2012
20100115735PULL HANDLE - A pull handle for operating a window covering with a pulling lead. The pull handle includes a first element with a top end and a bottom end, and a second element, attachable to the first element, with a top end and a bottom end. When the second element is attached to the first element, the pull handle is along a section of the pulling lead with the position of the pull handle fixed with respect to the pulling lead. The pull handle is configured to have a diameter that is easily and comfortably gripped by an operator.05-13-2010
024115000 Loop, adjustable 3
20080256760QUICK RELEASE LINE ATTACHMENT - An attachment device attachable to a string, rope, cord or other flexible line that remains in a fixed position on the line without knotting the line or clamping the device to the line. The attachment device is quickly attached and removed without the need for additional tools to attach or release the device from the line. The device includes a secondary attachment to allow a second device to be permanently attached to the attachment device, allowing the second device to be quickly attached and released from a line.10-23-2008
20100139051Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes, with a ratchet mechanism holding the members in relatively rotated positions to hold the rope or line segments clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation.06-10-2010
20090300887One way adjustable locking device - the present invention provides a one way adjustable locking device for tensioning and securing a flexible line. The device has a cavity in it which has a bottom and or top tapered on an angle. This creates a cavity with the height on one end smaller that the other. A pin or ball is then assembled and retained into the cavity. The pin or ball travels up and down the cavity which is on an angle. The strapping, rope, or twine is threaded into the device above or underneath the pin or ball. The interference fit between the line and the pin or ball against the top or bottom of the cavity moves the pin or ball up or down the angled cavity depending on the direction the line is pulled. The design of the device enables the line to be adjusted and tensioned when pulled in the direction of the largest opening in the cavity. When the line is pulled in the direction of the smallest opening in the cavity the pin or ball binds the line at the smallest point retaining the applied tension and preventing the line from traveling in the same direction pulled. This is what creates the unique one-way locking feature.12-10-2009
20090056083Slide for life-line - Slide displaced along a life-line, includes a body (03-05-2009
20110138582Clip for Holding a Fastening Elastic String - The purpose of this invention is to easily conduct operation to fix a fastening elastic string in order to attach a seat back cover to a seat back main body.06-16-2011
20110283484RIGGING, RIGGING TERMINALS, AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING RIGGING AND RIGGING TERMINALS FOR A SAILBOAT - Composite rigging, rigging terminals, methods of forming composite rigging, and methods of assembling the rigging terminals in a rigging system of a sailboat incorporate a sling of composite fibers having an equivalent cross-sectional profile and stretch resistance, but greater strength and less weight as compared to steel rigging. The rigging terminal includes a terminal fitting having a first opening, a second opening, and an interior space, and a terminal insert disposed inside the interior space. The terminal insert is formed with a first end disposed toward the first opening of the fitting, first and second posts disposed on the first end, and a second end having a shape tapered and disposed toward the second opening of the fitting. One or more composite fibers can be wound around the first end of the insert and held in a space between wall of the terminal fitting interior space and the terminal insert.11-24-2011
20130097812CORD, CABLE AND HOSE FASTENING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for providing cord, cable and hose fastening (CCHF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, cables and hoses, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally disconnected or unplugged from their supply sources. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords, cables and hoses that may accidentally disconnect or unplug themselves from power, fluid or material supplies (PFMS) or fixed connecting boxes or outlets, in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily use PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers to either capture collar ties, tie connectors or a combination of both that may be used by existing cord, cable and hose fastening systems in order to allow said systems to ensure their respective cords, cables or hoses do not become accidentally disconnected from their appropriate PFMS. Said system applies collar tie stays and/or tie connectors in conjunction PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers in order to facilitate said present invention.04-25-2013
20090276981Flush cleat - A rope cleat secures a rope to a structure. The cleat has a body with opposite first and second portions joined along a longitudinal central plane. The body has a U-shaped cavity inside it tapering between a large entrance leg and a smaller exit leg, which communicate at a confluent portion. A flange is integrally attached to the body first portion. The flange is mounted against the structure through a mounting hole. The flange has an entrance hole and an exit hole spaced apart and extending through the flange. The rope is easily inserted into the large entrance hole, through the U-shaped cavity, and out the smaller exit hole. A knot is then tied to secure the rope in the cleat. The cleat has registration pins on one body portion, and corresponding registration holes on the opposite portion. The pins align the body first and second portions for assembly with a screw.11-12-2009
20090049654 - A tie wrap having a rope folded generally in half to define a first half of the rope and a second half of the rope. The tie wrap has a barrel lock fit with the rope so that the first half of the rope and the second half of the rope are thread through the barrel lock to define a loop in the rope. The rope is interlaced to define a first knot that terminates the loop at a first end of the tie wrap and the rope is interlaced to define a second knot at the second end of the tie wrap.02-26-2009
20110173780SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ROPE - A device for controlling movement of a rope comprising a main part and a bar part. The main part comprises first and second side members and first and second end members. The bar part defines an opening, and the first side member extends through the opening. The bar part is displaced to allow a portion of the rope to be arranged within the central opening and at least partly around the bar part. The bar part is displaced such that the main part and the bar part define first and second opening portions of the central opening and the portion of the rope extends through the first and second opening portions and at least partly around the bar part.07-21-2011
20110061208ROPE LOCKING DEVICE - The present invention is a tensioning device that is inexpensive to manufacture and is useful for various rope tensioning applications. The rope locking device according to the present invention can be used anywhere along a length of rope that is being used to hold, tie down, or secure a load or item. The rope locking device includes: a body having a first end, a second end, and side ends; a first bore extending through the body; a second bore extending through the body, wherein the second bore is horizontally aligned and spaced apart from said first bore by a first space, wherein the first and second bore are located proximate to the first end of the body; a third bore extending through the body, wherein the third bore is located proximate to the second end of the body, and wherein the third bore is spaced from said first and second bores; a first slot vertically aligned with the first bore; a second slot vertically aligned with the second bore, wherein the second slot is spaced from the first slot by a second space; and a cam element pivotally mounted within the third bore.03-17-2011
20110005039Temporary sheet splice apparatus and method - The apparatus and method of the present invention provide an ability to repair a separated sheet in a very short period of time. Moreover, the apparatus of the present invention may be applied to a wide range of sheet diameters. A sleeve is provided that has opposed teeth internally. The ends of the separated sheet are placed in opposite ends of the sleeve and, when tension is applied, the sleeve contracts, causing the opposing teeth to bite into the ends of the sheet. Due to the contraction of the sleeve, the repaired sheet is capable of passing over a sheave in the normal fashion.01-13-2011
20110258814Cord Runner for Panel Track Window Coverings - The present invention is an improved cord runner for use with a track of a panel track window covering. The track which is used with the cord runner has a first and a second channel separated by a wall having an elongated groove separating the first and second channels. The cord runner includes a body having opposite first and second ends, opposite first and second sides, a top and a bottom, the body being dimensioned to fit within the first channel. The cord runner further includes a pair of side guides formed on the first side of the body, said pair of side guides having a T shaped profile, said pair of side guides being dimensioned to extend through the groove and into the second channel.10-27-2011
20110107557Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes. A ratchet mechanism holds the members in any relatively rotated position to hold rope or line segments inserted into the holes clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation. In a second embodiment two sets of smaller holes are provided to separately clamp two rope or line segments.05-12-2011
20110154619Cable termination system - A cable termination system and method of assembly is provided that clamps strength members of the cable after they have been wrapped around a winding member. The clamping force required is therefore reduced by the capstan effect of the winding member. The winding member is preferably a torus that encircles the cable, and the system may comprise a number of progressively larger tori arranged in sequence along the cable to provide sufficient room for wrapping all of the strength members around them.06-30-2011
20130007990CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release of the present invention includes two cases engaged together to form a shell with a top opening at a top thereof. At least one of the cases is provided with a guiding member at a top thereof, and the guiding member is located at a junction of the cases. The guiding member has a guiding face with a convex surface facing the center of the top opening. Therefore, the guiding member may lead the cords to opposite sides of the top opening, which are located away from the junction of the case, to disengage the cases easily.01-10-2013
20120102679ADJUSTABLE SOCKET FOR FERRULE ROPE - An adjustable socket for receiving a ferrule rope comprises an elongated body, a primary stop, a channel and an adjustable stop. The primary stop comprises an opening in the body dimensioned larger than a diameter of a rope portion of the ferrule rope and smaller than a ferrule end of the ferrule rope, and a surface of the body adjacent the opening against which the ferrule end can bear. The channel is defined in communication with the opening and extending along the body. The channel has a cross sectional open area larger than the opening and is dimensioned to receive the ferrule end of the ferrule rope. The adjustable stop is selectively actuatable to define a secondary stop spaced from the primary stop along the channel and against which the ferrule end can bear, thereby changing a length of the ferrule rope.05-03-2012
20100050396Removable chock insert liner assembly - A Removable Chock Insert Liner Assembly to be affixed to a chock includes an α Insert Panel, a β Insert Panel, a Δ Insert Panel, an Ω Insert Panel, and a Bridge Member. The Bridge Member has an upper bridge surface, a lower bridge surface, an anterior end, a posterior end, a first slot and a second slot.03-04-2010
20080301913Device for preventing tangling of a coiled cord - Provided herein are devices for preventing tangling of a coiled cord, for example, a telephone cord. The devices comprise an elongate, flexible cord with dimensions less than the interior dimensions of the coiled cord that has a first and second end and means for rounding the first and second ends of the elongate, flexible cord, for example, caps. Also provided is a system comprising the device and means for fastening the device to the coiled cord.12-11-2008
20110119873PULL LEAD HOLDER / ANCHOR INDICATOR - A pull lead holder indicating a pulling direction of the pull lead for a desired operation of a device, the pull lead holder comprising: a directional indicator selected from the group consisting of a variation in color, a variation in texture, and combinations thereof, so that a pulling direction is indicated for a desired operation of such device.05-26-2011
20120317754SAFETY CORD CONNECTOR FOR WINDOW BLIND - A safety cord connector for a window blind includes a first half shell and a second half shell combined with the first half shell in such a way that a positioning protrusion extending from an inner surface of the second half shell is inserted into a positioning notch formed on an inner surface of the first half shell so as hold the first and second half shells together. When an external force exceeding the engaging force between the positioning protrusion and the positioning notch exerts between the first and second half shells, the positioning protrusion will separate away from the positioning notch to enable the combined first and second half shells to be split from each other so as to enhance safety in use.12-20-2012
20120291229BACKPACK STORAGE APPARATUS - Apparatus used to create storage space on the outside of a backpack and method for using such apparatus are described. The storage apparatus comprises a restraining device configured to store items on the outside of a backpack and an assembly for connecting the restraining device to a backpack. This assembly contains a grasping device and a connection device removably attached to the grasping device so that the fabric of the backpack is retained between the grasping device and the connection device. Items can then be stored on the outside of the backpack under the restraining device or the items can be attached to the restraining device itself. Using the connection assembly, the restraining device can be quickly attached to a wide variety of locations on the backpack and can be used with a wide variety of types, sizes, and shapes of backpacks. Other embodiments are also described.11-22-2012
20090094798LOW PROFILE CORD LOCK - A low profile cord lock includes a female cord lock member, which has two insertion holes at two sides of an accommodation chamber thereof and two locating grooves in the insertion holes at the bottom side, a male cord lock member, which is received in the accommodation chamber and has a through hole and two protruding blocks that are respectively inserted into the insertion holes of the female cord lock member to allow vertical movement of the male cord lock member relative to the female cord lock member between a first position where the through hole is in axial alignment with the insertion holes for the insertion of a cord member and a second position where the through hole is deviated from the insertion holes and the inserted cord member is clocked, and a spring member mounted supported between the female cord lock member and the male cord lock member to hold male cord lock member in the second position.04-16-2009
20100257701CORD LOCK ASSEMBLY - Embodiments of the present invention provide a cord lock assembly configured to selectively tighten and loosen a draw cord of an article. The cord lock assembly may include a shell, a piston and a spring member. The shell defines an interior chamber and includes aligned shell cord passages. The piston is slidably retained within the interior chamber. The piston includes a piston cord passage formed therethrough. The spring member exerts a force into the piston within the shell so that the piston cord passage is misaligned with respect to the shell cord passages in a locked position. A cord may be operatively secured to the piston and may be configured to be pulled to move the piston to align the piston cord passage with the shell cord passages in an unlocked position so that a draw cord may freely pass therethrough.10-14-2010
20100031477ADJUSTABLE RETAINER - Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a retainer comprising a connecting member and a connector. The connector comprises a body having a first end and a second end, a first holding member, and a second holding member. The first holding member removably holds the first end of the connecting member, and the second holding member removably holds the second end of the connecting member.02-11-2010
20100275417SLIPPING-FREE ONE-WAY BUCKLE - A slipping-free one-way buckle includes a main body composed of a seat and a housing and containing therein two rollers, a turntable, a wheel, and a switching device. The switching device is arranged to project sideways from sidewalls of the seat and the housing and includes a tongue, a stop block, and a switching arm. By being connected with a spring, the stop block can be automatically returned after being displaced for switching so as to position the tongue against one-way ratcheting teeth formed on the turntable. With a rope extending around the turntable and the wheel, a slipping-free one-way buckle is formed. As such, when the switching device is switched by a user's finger, unlocking of buckle is realized.11-04-2010
20120304421CORD CONTROLLER OF WINDOW COVERING - The present invention provides a cord controller to be mounted on a top rail of a window covering. The cord controller includes a base, a cord controlling device, and a cord regulating device. The base has a chamber therein and an inlet and an outlet on opposite sides of the chamber, and the cord controlling device and the cord regulating device are received in the chamber. The cord controlling device has a gap between the inlet and the outlet for the cord to pass through. The cord regulating device is adjacent to the outlet and has cord pressing bar to form a passageway between the cord pressing bar and the base for the cord to pass through. Therefore, the cord controller may avoid the cords twisting and keep a smooth movement of the cords.12-06-2012
20090265893ROPE CLAMPING DEVICE - The disclosure is directed to a rope clamping device, which is made up of the following elements: a central bar, two threaded bolts, two grooved wheels, two large clamps, eight metal washers, and four nuts. The device allows a rope, chain, or cable to pass over a grooved wheel, wherein the rope is held securely when a clamp is released onto the grooved wheel. There is a second clamp and grooved wheel on the opposing side of the device. When both clamps have engaged the rope, chain or cable, the loop of rope, chain or cable is held securely. This is done to serve as an alternative to traditional knot tying in order to quickly and easily secure an object with a rope, chain or cable.10-29-2009
20130212838SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURING PORTIONS OF A CORD - Systems and methods are operable to secure a coiled portion of an electrical cord, a cable, or a rope. An exemplary embodiment has a coil securing portion with an interior surface, a collapsing portion joined with the coil securing portion, and a means for securing the coil retainer in a collapsed position. The coil securing portion and the collapsing portion cooperatively define a substantially tubular interior region and an opening, wherein the interior region is configured to receive a coil portion inserted through the opening when the coil retainer is in an open position. The coiled portion is frictionally secured by the interior surface of the coil securing portion when the coil retainer is secured in the collapsed position.08-22-2013
20100319165Cable Holder Arrangement - A cable holder arrangement, including a protective tube, through which one or more cables are run with radial play, a cable retainer strap, arranged on a holder element at one end thereof and enclosing the protective tube and pulled with the free end region thereof through an opening on the holder element to make enclosing contact with the protective tube and prevented from making a movement in the direction of release of the enclosing contact by a blocking means. The cable is enclosed by a spacer in the region of the cable retainer strap the outer diameter of which approximately corresponds to the inner diameter of the protective tube.12-23-2010
20120124782FASTENING DEVICE - The invention relates to a fastening device (05-24-2012
20090025188Method and apparatus for controlling a rope - A method of directing a rope around a cantilevered support including the steps of: a) providing an apparatus having i) an elongate pole with a proximal region and a distal region spaced from each other in a lengthwise direction, and ii) a rope engaging assembly at the distal region and having at least one surface facing away from the proximal region; b) configuring the rope so that the rope bears against the at least one surface and a portion thereof is thereby formed to be generally U-shaped opening towards the proximal region with the rope in an operative position; c) holding a second portion of the rope and the elongate pole at the proximal region to bear the rope against the at least one surface to maintain the “U” shape; and d) manipulating the elongate pole to cause the U-shaped portion of the rope to be directed around the cantilevered support.01-29-2009
20090064465Cord Fastening System and Method - A system and method for providing cord fastening (CF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally unplugged. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords that may accidentally unplug themselves in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily apply collar mechanisms to the end of cords aft of said cord's respective plug ends, and then subsequently attach said collar mechanisms together using a series of collar ties that are adjustable in length and tension, and tie connectors which facilitate said adjustment of said collar ties. The method comprises a system in which standard electrical cords may be fastened together then held tightly together without easily becoming accidentally unplugged.03-12-2009
20100205784FAST LOOPING-UP AND RELEASING ROPE LOOP ASSEMBLY - A fast looping-up and releasing rope loop assembly includes two one-way locking devices, at least one band, and a buckle. The one-way locking device includes a body constituted by a base and a cover. The one-way locking device allows the pull rope to extend therethrough and to move with respect thereto along a single direction. By inserting the pull rope through a rope entry opening of the base of the one-way locking device and further extending the rope around a rotary disk and a rotary wheel arranged inside the locking device and extending out of the locking device, the one-way locking device that locks the movement of the rope in an opposite direction is completed. When the rope is jammed due to excessive tightening, a presser of the buckle is depressed to release the one-way locking device from the jamming condition so that efficient loop-up and release can be realized.08-19-2010
20130055531SECURING DEVICE - A flag securing assembly includes elongate member formed with an opening, opposed notched ends, and a lug projecting away from the elongate member and which terminates with a free end. A major loop of a line is applied through the opening and is folded over the elongate member forming in the line opposite minor loops applied to the opposed notched ends, a length of the line extending between the minor loops along the elongate member, and standing parts that project outward in opposite directions from the opposed notched ends. A grommet of a flag is applied to the lug between the free end of the lug and the elongate member, and a fastener is applied to the free end of the lug captively retaining the grommet of the flag between the free end of the lug and the elongate member.03-07-2013
20110072621CONNECTOR FOR FALL PROTECTION - In the case of a fall protection connector for connecting a strap to a load-fastening point for a person to be protected against falling, wherein the fall protection connector has a tubular band, at the ends of which respective connecting elements are arranged, wherein a length-variable element is arranged in the tubular band, the arrangement has been brought about in such a manner that the tubular band is formed from an elastic material.03-31-2011
20090126162Cable Clamps - A cable clamp device for use in a well bore to secure cables to pipes and the like includes a flexible fastening member of relatively uniform cross-section, and a block that accepts the fastening member as it encompasses the circumference of the pipe in a loop. The cable clamp also and accepts the cable running axially along the pipe. The flexible fastening member overlaps itself, and is secured in a loop by deformation of its material. The height of the block from the surface of the pipe is greater than the height of the outer surface of the flexible fastening member and the surface of the pipe. The end surfaces of the clamp are angled with respect to the perpendicular of the pipe's surface.05-21-2009
20120233817Window Shade with Enhanced Safety Features - Present invention teaches to build a Roman shade window curtain with enhanced child safety features built into the space between a front shade and a rear shade, where the “free play” of a lift cord is limited due to the “V” hole shape of a V-lock component and the outward pulling is also limited with the use of a safety connector generally place in between the mid vertical point of two rib pieces.09-20-2012
20110203079SYSTEM FOR CONFINING LIFT CORDS IN COVERINGS FOR ARCHITECTURAL OPENINGS - A system for incorporation into a retractable covering that includes a flexible lift cord extending from a headrail to a bottom rail. The system includes a flexible protector of a length similar to that of an associated lift cord with the lift cord being operatively connected to the protector. The protector is in turn connected to a fabric extending between the headrail and the bottom rail at predetermined spaced locations so that any loop of protector formable is limited by the spacing between the locations at which the protector is connected to the fabric. The maximum size of a loop so formed in the protector and thus the lift cord associated therewith is insufficient to encapsulate a body part of a child or infant.08-25-2011
20120066869WINDOW CURTAIN PULL CORD CONCENTRATOR SAFETY DEVICE - A window curtain pull cord concentrator safety device of the present invention provides a concentrator device which enables the gathering together of the free ends of a plurality of pull cords of a window curtain set, and enables complete transmission of a pulling force in an emergency. And basically comprises a drag cup, an inner bottom of a concave cavity of which is provided with a through hole enabling a wire hoop body coupled to a pulling member to penetrate therethrough. The wire hoop body is located in the interior of the drag cup, and displacement of an inner loop side of the wire hoop body relative to the drag cup is used to determine whether the free ends of the pull cords are radially restrained, thereby enabling complete relay transmission of the pulling force. In an emergency, the pull cords are rapidly released, thereby achieving instantaneous prompt safety effectiveness.03-22-2012
20090241295CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR A WINDOW COVERING - A cord safety device for a window covering includes a first and a second body. The first body includes: a first pivot portion, disposed on a periphery; a first fixing portion, disposed on a periphery at a predetermined angle with respect to the first pivot portion; a first stop portion, disposed on an inner side of the first body and protruded towards the second body; a first recess, disposed on an upper periphery; and a guiding block, disposed on one end of the first stop portion adjacent to the first fixing portion, in which the guiding block has a guiding surface for guiding the cords. The second body includes: a second pivot portion, disposed corresponding to the first pivot portion; and a second fixing portion, disposed corresponding to the first fixing portion, thereby being separably fixed with the first fixing portion.10-01-2009
20100299883Window Covering Safety Device - A window covering is disclosed that has a safety device that includes a first cord segment having stops spaced along the first cord segment, and a second cord segment having stops spaced along the second cord segment. The first cord segment and the second cord segment extend from respective end caps. The end caps are configured to connect to the ends of a bottom rail. A first anchor is connected to the first cord segment, and a second anchor is connected to the second cord segment. At least one of the first end cap and the first anchor is configured to releasably connect to the first cord segment at a selected stop on the first cord segment and at least one of the second anchor and the second end cap is configured to releasably connect to the second cord segment at a selected stop on the second cord segment.12-02-2010
20110214258SAFETY DEVICE FOR CORDED WINDOW TREATMENTS - Applicants have disclosed an apparatus and method for avoiding the strangulation of children by dangling cords from window treatments (e.g., window blinds). The preferred apparatus comprises: a substantially flat base; spool means (e.g., a notched spool), extending from an end portion of the base, for physically winding a set of dangling cords (or a looped dangling cord) around from the window treatment; and connection means (e.g., a slide), extending from another end portion of the base, for connecting the apparatus, with the wound cord, into an uncovered top bracket for the window treatment. The preferred connection means is a slide, which either slides or clips into the uncovered bracket. For instances where brackets are unavailable (e.g., Roman shades or some mini-blinds), a suction cup can be used to attach the apparatus to the window frame or window, adjacent the highest point of the window treatment.09-08-2011
20110185540Anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device - An anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device. The apparatus includes a tube. The tube at first has the looped cord of the window covering device enter therein, then has the looped cord of the window covering device exit therefrom and run therealong, and then has the looped cord of the window covering device reenter therein again where the looped cord of the window covering device is reeved, and in so doing, the anti-strangulation device is allowed to hang freely with the looped cord of the window covering device and keep the looped cord of the window covering device snug enough against the tube to prevent strangulation by the looped cord of the window covering device, while allowing the looped cord of the window covering device to remain fully operational.08-04-2011
20120060329CORD LOCKER AND WINDOW COVERING HAVING THE CORD LOCKER FOR LENGTH ADJUSTMENT - A cord locker includes a plate with a through hole and a sidewall connected to an edge of the plate. The sidewall has at least a slot. The cord locker is incorporated in a length adjusting mechanism of a window covering, in which a cord has an end fixed to a top rail of the window covering and the other end passing through the through hole of the plate via a bottom of the cord locker, and then the cord is turned to pass through the slot of the sidewall, and then cross the plate and turn back to pass through the slot for fastening the cord and adjusting the length of the cord that the cord is quickly fastened to adjust a length of the window covering.03-15-2012
20120000036SAFETY CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A safety cord release for a window covering has a top section, a middle section, and a bottom section from a top to a bottom thereof. The safety cord release has a right case and a left case combined with the right case. There are several pairs of couplers on the right case and the left case located at the top section, the middle section and the bottom section respectively for engagement to reduce a transverse force from cords and to separate the right case and the left case immediately to release the cords for safety.01-05-2012
20110094065Safety Device For Window Covering Operator - A safety device for use with a control loop of a window covering includes one or a pair of rigid elongated housings configured to be mounted in a fixed vertical orientation adjacent one side of the window covering. Each elongated housing defines a longitudinal channel therein that is configured to receive portions of the control loop therein so as to prevent small children from becoming entangled with or strangled by the control loop.04-28-2011
20120167350SAFETY RELEASE DEVICE FOR ROMAN BLIND PULL CORD - A safety release device for Roman blind pull cord is disposed between the control pull cord of the Roman blind and a lower suspension thereof. The safety release device includes a latch body for connecting with the pull cord, a latch ring seat connected with the lower suspension of the Roman blind, and a connection barrel. The latch body can be plugged into and latched with the connection barrel or extracted out of the connection barrel. The latch body has a latch force greater than the weight of the suspended Roman blind. When an abnormal pulling force greater than the latch force between the latch body and the connection barrel is applied to the pull cord in any direction, the latch body will be easily extracted out of the connection barrel to avoid tangle of the pull cord with a kid and ensure safety in use of the Roman blind.07-05-2012
20120266416WINDOW ADJUSTMENT CORD SAFETY CONNECTOR - A window covering cord collection and coordination device of the invention involves two halves of an assembly which acts as an enclosure for collection of upper control lines, and as an attachment for a downwardly extending single actuation line which may be optionally employed. A key projection member fits within a complementary key slot member at a first or upper end of the window covering cord collection and coordination device and which is oriented and designed to disengage upon any significant downward separating force acting upon the series of upper controlled lines which the window covering cord collection and coordination device engages through an upper slot which enables upper controlled lines to exert a separating force against the first and second housing sections which make up the window covering cord collection and coordination device.10-25-2012
20130111709CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release for a window covering includes at least two cases engaged together to form a barrel with an opening at a top thereof. The cord release is defined with a frontal plane and a sagittal plane. A left side and a right side are defined at opposite sides of the sagittal plane, and a front side and a back side are defined at opposite sides of the frontal plane. The opening has a first collecting portion at the front side of the frontal plane and the right side of the sagittal plane, and a second collecting portion at the back side of the frontal plane and the left side of the sagittal plane. Therefore, the cords will be led to the first collecting portion and the second collecting portion to disengage the cases by the struggle force.05-09-2013
20080196213SAFETY RETAINER FOR USE IN CURTAIN CONTROLLING ROPES - A safety retainer for use in curtain controlling ropes comprises first and second housings which engage with each other, wherein the first and second housings include four holes formed on the tops thereof, and two of the holes are formed by combining two semicircle-shaped holes together, between the first and second housings are respectively disposed protrusions and recesses corresponding to each other, on the combined bottom surface of the first and second housings is arranged a bore, such that the two or more controlling ropes are individually inserted into the holes and extended out of the bore for being limited, and a groove is annularly formed on the combined side periphery of the first and second housings for receiving a loop, thereby allowing the controlling ropes to be retained in the groove by the loop, and causing the first and second housings disengagement from each other because an external weight concentrate onto the safety retainer.08-21-2008
20100299882CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR WINDOW BLIND - The present invention relates to a cord safety device for a window blind that includes: a housing which includes a first member and a second member, the first member and second member adjoined by a connecting member; an attachment mechanism mounted on the housing, where the attachment mechanism provides a method to attach the device to cords used to adjust the configuration of the window blind; and a cavity between the first member and second member, where the cavity stores the cords when the first member and second member are in a closed position. In one exemplary embodiment, the first member includes a first base portion with a first skirt extending from a periphery of the first base portion and the second member includes a second base portion with a second skirt extending from a periphery of the second base portion.12-02-2010
20120017399SAFETY CURTAIN STRUCTURE - In a safety curtain structure, an assembly of a pulling string and a curtain brake mechanism can be separated easily when a force is applied onto the curtain pulling string by accident, such that a binding force of the pulling string can be released quickly to assure the safety for protecting children's limbs at a certain height, and allowing the pulling string to fully apply a force to a brake mechanism to satisfy the requirement of moving or stopping a reasonable load when a curtain is rolled normally.01-26-2012
20090249586ROPE GRIPPING TENSIONING DEVICE - A rope tensioning device configured to prevent unintentional disengagement of the device from the rope. A jam-cleat arrangement coupled with a closed or semi-closed passageway enables the device to function as a tensioning aid while the user may release the device without it falling off the rope.10-08-2009
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20080256760QUICK RELEASE LINE ATTACHMENT - An attachment device attachable to a string, rope, cord or other flexible line that remains in a fixed position on the line without knotting the line or clamping the device to the line. The attachment device is quickly attached and removed without the need for additional tools to attach or release the device from the line. The device includes a secondary attachment to allow a second device to be permanently attached to the attachment device, allowing the second device to be quickly attached and released from a line.10-23-2008
20100139051Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes, with a ratchet mechanism holding the members in relatively rotated positions to hold the rope or line segments clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation.06-10-2010
20090300887One way adjustable locking device - the present invention provides a one way adjustable locking device for tensioning and securing a flexible line. The device has a cavity in it which has a bottom and or top tapered on an angle. This creates a cavity with the height on one end smaller that the other. A pin or ball is then assembled and retained into the cavity. The pin or ball travels up and down the cavity which is on an angle. The strapping, rope, or twine is threaded into the device above or underneath the pin or ball. The interference fit between the line and the pin or ball against the top or bottom of the cavity moves the pin or ball up or down the angled cavity depending on the direction the line is pulled. The design of the device enables the line to be adjusted and tensioned when pulled in the direction of the largest opening in the cavity. When the line is pulled in the direction of the smallest opening in the cavity the pin or ball binds the line at the smallest point retaining the applied tension and preventing the line from traveling in the same direction pulled. This is what creates the unique one-way locking feature.12-10-2009
20090056083Slide for life-line - Slide displaced along a life-line, includes a body (03-05-2009
20110138582Clip for Holding a Fastening Elastic String - The purpose of this invention is to easily conduct operation to fix a fastening elastic string in order to attach a seat back cover to a seat back main body.06-16-2011
20110283484RIGGING, RIGGING TERMINALS, AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING RIGGING AND RIGGING TERMINALS FOR A SAILBOAT - Composite rigging, rigging terminals, methods of forming composite rigging, and methods of assembling the rigging terminals in a rigging system of a sailboat incorporate a sling of composite fibers having an equivalent cross-sectional profile and stretch resistance, but greater strength and less weight as compared to steel rigging. The rigging terminal includes a terminal fitting having a first opening, a second opening, and an interior space, and a terminal insert disposed inside the interior space. The terminal insert is formed with a first end disposed toward the first opening of the fitting, first and second posts disposed on the first end, and a second end having a shape tapered and disposed toward the second opening of the fitting. One or more composite fibers can be wound around the first end of the insert and held in a space between wall of the terminal fitting interior space and the terminal insert.11-24-2011
20130097812CORD, CABLE AND HOSE FASTENING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for providing cord, cable and hose fastening (CCHF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, cables and hoses, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally disconnected or unplugged from their supply sources. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords, cables and hoses that may accidentally disconnect or unplug themselves from power, fluid or material supplies (PFMS) or fixed connecting boxes or outlets, in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily use PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers to either capture collar ties, tie connectors or a combination of both that may be used by existing cord, cable and hose fastening systems in order to allow said systems to ensure their respective cords, cables or hoses do not become accidentally disconnected from their appropriate PFMS. Said system applies collar tie stays and/or tie connectors in conjunction PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers in order to facilitate said present invention.04-25-2013
20090276981Flush cleat - A rope cleat secures a rope to a structure. The cleat has a body with opposite first and second portions joined along a longitudinal central plane. The body has a U-shaped cavity inside it tapering between a large entrance leg and a smaller exit leg, which communicate at a confluent portion. A flange is integrally attached to the body first portion. The flange is mounted against the structure through a mounting hole. The flange has an entrance hole and an exit hole spaced apart and extending through the flange. The rope is easily inserted into the large entrance hole, through the U-shaped cavity, and out the smaller exit hole. A knot is then tied to secure the rope in the cleat. The cleat has registration pins on one body portion, and corresponding registration holes on the opposite portion. The pins align the body first and second portions for assembly with a screw.11-12-2009
20090049654 - A tie wrap having a rope folded generally in half to define a first half of the rope and a second half of the rope. The tie wrap has a barrel lock fit with the rope so that the first half of the rope and the second half of the rope are thread through the barrel lock to define a loop in the rope. The rope is interlaced to define a first knot that terminates the loop at a first end of the tie wrap and the rope is interlaced to define a second knot at the second end of the tie wrap.02-26-2009
20110173780SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ROPE - A device for controlling movement of a rope comprising a main part and a bar part. The main part comprises first and second side members and first and second end members. The bar part defines an opening, and the first side member extends through the opening. The bar part is displaced to allow a portion of the rope to be arranged within the central opening and at least partly around the bar part. The bar part is displaced such that the main part and the bar part define first and second opening portions of the central opening and the portion of the rope extends through the first and second opening portions and at least partly around the bar part.07-21-2011
20110061208ROPE LOCKING DEVICE - The present invention is a tensioning device that is inexpensive to manufacture and is useful for various rope tensioning applications. The rope locking device according to the present invention can be used anywhere along a length of rope that is being used to hold, tie down, or secure a load or item. The rope locking device includes: a body having a first end, a second end, and side ends; a first bore extending through the body; a second bore extending through the body, wherein the second bore is horizontally aligned and spaced apart from said first bore by a first space, wherein the first and second bore are located proximate to the first end of the body; a third bore extending through the body, wherein the third bore is located proximate to the second end of the body, and wherein the third bore is spaced from said first and second bores; a first slot vertically aligned with the first bore; a second slot vertically aligned with the second bore, wherein the second slot is spaced from the first slot by a second space; and a cam element pivotally mounted within the third bore.03-17-2011
20110005039Temporary sheet splice apparatus and method - The apparatus and method of the present invention provide an ability to repair a separated sheet in a very short period of time. Moreover, the apparatus of the present invention may be applied to a wide range of sheet diameters. A sleeve is provided that has opposed teeth internally. The ends of the separated sheet are placed in opposite ends of the sleeve and, when tension is applied, the sleeve contracts, causing the opposing teeth to bite into the ends of the sheet. Due to the contraction of the sleeve, the repaired sheet is capable of passing over a sheave in the normal fashion.01-13-2011
20110258814Cord Runner for Panel Track Window Coverings - The present invention is an improved cord runner for use with a track of a panel track window covering. The track which is used with the cord runner has a first and a second channel separated by a wall having an elongated groove separating the first and second channels. The cord runner includes a body having opposite first and second ends, opposite first and second sides, a top and a bottom, the body being dimensioned to fit within the first channel. The cord runner further includes a pair of side guides formed on the first side of the body, said pair of side guides having a T shaped profile, said pair of side guides being dimensioned to extend through the groove and into the second channel.10-27-2011
20110107557Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes. A ratchet mechanism holds the members in any relatively rotated position to hold rope or line segments inserted into the holes clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation. In a second embodiment two sets of smaller holes are provided to separately clamp two rope or line segments.05-12-2011
20110154619Cable termination system - A cable termination system and method of assembly is provided that clamps strength members of the cable after they have been wrapped around a winding member. The clamping force required is therefore reduced by the capstan effect of the winding member. The winding member is preferably a torus that encircles the cable, and the system may comprise a number of progressively larger tori arranged in sequence along the cable to provide sufficient room for wrapping all of the strength members around them.06-30-2011
20130007990CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release of the present invention includes two cases engaged together to form a shell with a top opening at a top thereof. At least one of the cases is provided with a guiding member at a top thereof, and the guiding member is located at a junction of the cases. The guiding member has a guiding face with a convex surface facing the center of the top opening. Therefore, the guiding member may lead the cords to opposite sides of the top opening, which are located away from the junction of the case, to disengage the cases easily.01-10-2013
20120102679ADJUSTABLE SOCKET FOR FERRULE ROPE - An adjustable socket for receiving a ferrule rope comprises an elongated body, a primary stop, a channel and an adjustable stop. The primary stop comprises an opening in the body dimensioned larger than a diameter of a rope portion of the ferrule rope and smaller than a ferrule end of the ferrule rope, and a surface of the body adjacent the opening against which the ferrule end can bear. The channel is defined in communication with the opening and extending along the body. The channel has a cross sectional open area larger than the opening and is dimensioned to receive the ferrule end of the ferrule rope. The adjustable stop is selectively actuatable to define a secondary stop spaced from the primary stop along the channel and against which the ferrule end can bear, thereby changing a length of the ferrule rope.05-03-2012
20100050396Removable chock insert liner assembly - A Removable Chock Insert Liner Assembly to be affixed to a chock includes an α Insert Panel, a β Insert Panel, a Δ Insert Panel, an Ω Insert Panel, and a Bridge Member. The Bridge Member has an upper bridge surface, a lower bridge surface, an anterior end, a posterior end, a first slot and a second slot.03-04-2010
20080301913Device for preventing tangling of a coiled cord - Provided herein are devices for preventing tangling of a coiled cord, for example, a telephone cord. The devices comprise an elongate, flexible cord with dimensions less than the interior dimensions of the coiled cord that has a first and second end and means for rounding the first and second ends of the elongate, flexible cord, for example, caps. Also provided is a system comprising the device and means for fastening the device to the coiled cord.12-11-2008
20110119873PULL LEAD HOLDER / ANCHOR INDICATOR - A pull lead holder indicating a pulling direction of the pull lead for a desired operation of a device, the pull lead holder comprising: a directional indicator selected from the group consisting of a variation in color, a variation in texture, and combinations thereof, so that a pulling direction is indicated for a desired operation of such device.05-26-2011
20120317754SAFETY CORD CONNECTOR FOR WINDOW BLIND - A safety cord connector for a window blind includes a first half shell and a second half shell combined with the first half shell in such a way that a positioning protrusion extending from an inner surface of the second half shell is inserted into a positioning notch formed on an inner surface of the first half shell so as hold the first and second half shells together. When an external force exceeding the engaging force between the positioning protrusion and the positioning notch exerts between the first and second half shells, the positioning protrusion will separate away from the positioning notch to enable the combined first and second half shells to be split from each other so as to enhance safety in use.12-20-2012
20120291229BACKPACK STORAGE APPARATUS - Apparatus used to create storage space on the outside of a backpack and method for using such apparatus are described. The storage apparatus comprises a restraining device configured to store items on the outside of a backpack and an assembly for connecting the restraining device to a backpack. This assembly contains a grasping device and a connection device removably attached to the grasping device so that the fabric of the backpack is retained between the grasping device and the connection device. Items can then be stored on the outside of the backpack under the restraining device or the items can be attached to the restraining device itself. Using the connection assembly, the restraining device can be quickly attached to a wide variety of locations on the backpack and can be used with a wide variety of types, sizes, and shapes of backpacks. Other embodiments are also described.11-22-2012
20090094798LOW PROFILE CORD LOCK - A low profile cord lock includes a female cord lock member, which has two insertion holes at two sides of an accommodation chamber thereof and two locating grooves in the insertion holes at the bottom side, a male cord lock member, which is received in the accommodation chamber and has a through hole and two protruding blocks that are respectively inserted into the insertion holes of the female cord lock member to allow vertical movement of the male cord lock member relative to the female cord lock member between a first position where the through hole is in axial alignment with the insertion holes for the insertion of a cord member and a second position where the through hole is deviated from the insertion holes and the inserted cord member is clocked, and a spring member mounted supported between the female cord lock member and the male cord lock member to hold male cord lock member in the second position.04-16-2009
20100257701CORD LOCK ASSEMBLY - Embodiments of the present invention provide a cord lock assembly configured to selectively tighten and loosen a draw cord of an article. The cord lock assembly may include a shell, a piston and a spring member. The shell defines an interior chamber and includes aligned shell cord passages. The piston is slidably retained within the interior chamber. The piston includes a piston cord passage formed therethrough. The spring member exerts a force into the piston within the shell so that the piston cord passage is misaligned with respect to the shell cord passages in a locked position. A cord may be operatively secured to the piston and may be configured to be pulled to move the piston to align the piston cord passage with the shell cord passages in an unlocked position so that a draw cord may freely pass therethrough.10-14-2010
20100031477ADJUSTABLE RETAINER - Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a retainer comprising a connecting member and a connector. The connector comprises a body having a first end and a second end, a first holding member, and a second holding member. The first holding member removably holds the first end of the connecting member, and the second holding member removably holds the second end of the connecting member.02-11-2010
20100275417SLIPPING-FREE ONE-WAY BUCKLE - A slipping-free one-way buckle includes a main body composed of a seat and a housing and containing therein two rollers, a turntable, a wheel, and a switching device. The switching device is arranged to project sideways from sidewalls of the seat and the housing and includes a tongue, a stop block, and a switching arm. By being connected with a spring, the stop block can be automatically returned after being displaced for switching so as to position the tongue against one-way ratcheting teeth formed on the turntable. With a rope extending around the turntable and the wheel, a slipping-free one-way buckle is formed. As such, when the switching device is switched by a user's finger, unlocking of buckle is realized.11-04-2010
20120304421CORD CONTROLLER OF WINDOW COVERING - The present invention provides a cord controller to be mounted on a top rail of a window covering. The cord controller includes a base, a cord controlling device, and a cord regulating device. The base has a chamber therein and an inlet and an outlet on opposite sides of the chamber, and the cord controlling device and the cord regulating device are received in the chamber. The cord controlling device has a gap between the inlet and the outlet for the cord to pass through. The cord regulating device is adjacent to the outlet and has cord pressing bar to form a passageway between the cord pressing bar and the base for the cord to pass through. Therefore, the cord controller may avoid the cords twisting and keep a smooth movement of the cords.12-06-2012
20090265893ROPE CLAMPING DEVICE - The disclosure is directed to a rope clamping device, which is made up of the following elements: a central bar, two threaded bolts, two grooved wheels, two large clamps, eight metal washers, and four nuts. The device allows a rope, chain, or cable to pass over a grooved wheel, wherein the rope is held securely when a clamp is released onto the grooved wheel. There is a second clamp and grooved wheel on the opposing side of the device. When both clamps have engaged the rope, chain or cable, the loop of rope, chain or cable is held securely. This is done to serve as an alternative to traditional knot tying in order to quickly and easily secure an object with a rope, chain or cable.10-29-2009
20130212838SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURING PORTIONS OF A CORD - Systems and methods are operable to secure a coiled portion of an electrical cord, a cable, or a rope. An exemplary embodiment has a coil securing portion with an interior surface, a collapsing portion joined with the coil securing portion, and a means for securing the coil retainer in a collapsed position. The coil securing portion and the collapsing portion cooperatively define a substantially tubular interior region and an opening, wherein the interior region is configured to receive a coil portion inserted through the opening when the coil retainer is in an open position. The coiled portion is frictionally secured by the interior surface of the coil securing portion when the coil retainer is secured in the collapsed position.08-22-2013
20100319165Cable Holder Arrangement - A cable holder arrangement, including a protective tube, through which one or more cables are run with radial play, a cable retainer strap, arranged on a holder element at one end thereof and enclosing the protective tube and pulled with the free end region thereof through an opening on the holder element to make enclosing contact with the protective tube and prevented from making a movement in the direction of release of the enclosing contact by a blocking means. The cable is enclosed by a spacer in the region of the cable retainer strap the outer diameter of which approximately corresponds to the inner diameter of the protective tube.12-23-2010
20120124782FASTENING DEVICE - The invention relates to a fastening device (05-24-2012
20090025188Method and apparatus for controlling a rope - A method of directing a rope around a cantilevered support including the steps of: a) providing an apparatus having i) an elongate pole with a proximal region and a distal region spaced from each other in a lengthwise direction, and ii) a rope engaging assembly at the distal region and having at least one surface facing away from the proximal region; b) configuring the rope so that the rope bears against the at least one surface and a portion thereof is thereby formed to be generally U-shaped opening towards the proximal region with the rope in an operative position; c) holding a second portion of the rope and the elongate pole at the proximal region to bear the rope against the at least one surface to maintain the “U” shape; and d) manipulating the elongate pole to cause the U-shaped portion of the rope to be directed around the cantilevered support.01-29-2009
20090064465Cord Fastening System and Method - A system and method for providing cord fastening (CF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally unplugged. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords that may accidentally unplug themselves in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily apply collar mechanisms to the end of cords aft of said cord's respective plug ends, and then subsequently attach said collar mechanisms together using a series of collar ties that are adjustable in length and tension, and tie connectors which facilitate said adjustment of said collar ties. The method comprises a system in which standard electrical cords may be fastened together then held tightly together without easily becoming accidentally unplugged.03-12-2009
20100205784FAST LOOPING-UP AND RELEASING ROPE LOOP ASSEMBLY - A fast looping-up and releasing rope loop assembly includes two one-way locking devices, at least one band, and a buckle. The one-way locking device includes a body constituted by a base and a cover. The one-way locking device allows the pull rope to extend therethrough and to move with respect thereto along a single direction. By inserting the pull rope through a rope entry opening of the base of the one-way locking device and further extending the rope around a rotary disk and a rotary wheel arranged inside the locking device and extending out of the locking device, the one-way locking device that locks the movement of the rope in an opposite direction is completed. When the rope is jammed due to excessive tightening, a presser of the buckle is depressed to release the one-way locking device from the jamming condition so that efficient loop-up and release can be realized.08-19-2010
20130055531SECURING DEVICE - A flag securing assembly includes elongate member formed with an opening, opposed notched ends, and a lug projecting away from the elongate member and which terminates with a free end. A major loop of a line is applied through the opening and is folded over the elongate member forming in the line opposite minor loops applied to the opposed notched ends, a length of the line extending between the minor loops along the elongate member, and standing parts that project outward in opposite directions from the opposed notched ends. A grommet of a flag is applied to the lug between the free end of the lug and the elongate member, and a fastener is applied to the free end of the lug captively retaining the grommet of the flag between the free end of the lug and the elongate member.03-07-2013
20110072621CONNECTOR FOR FALL PROTECTION - In the case of a fall protection connector for connecting a strap to a load-fastening point for a person to be protected against falling, wherein the fall protection connector has a tubular band, at the ends of which respective connecting elements are arranged, wherein a length-variable element is arranged in the tubular band, the arrangement has been brought about in such a manner that the tubular band is formed from an elastic material.03-31-2011
20090126162Cable Clamps - A cable clamp device for use in a well bore to secure cables to pipes and the like includes a flexible fastening member of relatively uniform cross-section, and a block that accepts the fastening member as it encompasses the circumference of the pipe in a loop. The cable clamp also and accepts the cable running axially along the pipe. The flexible fastening member overlaps itself, and is secured in a loop by deformation of its material. The height of the block from the surface of the pipe is greater than the height of the outer surface of the flexible fastening member and the surface of the pipe. The end surfaces of the clamp are angled with respect to the perpendicular of the pipe's surface.05-21-2009
20120233817Window Shade with Enhanced Safety Features - Present invention teaches to build a Roman shade window curtain with enhanced child safety features built into the space between a front shade and a rear shade, where the “free play” of a lift cord is limited due to the “V” hole shape of a V-lock component and the outward pulling is also limited with the use of a safety connector generally place in between the mid vertical point of two rib pieces.09-20-2012
20110203079SYSTEM FOR CONFINING LIFT CORDS IN COVERINGS FOR ARCHITECTURAL OPENINGS - A system for incorporation into a retractable covering that includes a flexible lift cord extending from a headrail to a bottom rail. The system includes a flexible protector of a length similar to that of an associated lift cord with the lift cord being operatively connected to the protector. The protector is in turn connected to a fabric extending between the headrail and the bottom rail at predetermined spaced locations so that any loop of protector formable is limited by the spacing between the locations at which the protector is connected to the fabric. The maximum size of a loop so formed in the protector and thus the lift cord associated therewith is insufficient to encapsulate a body part of a child or infant.08-25-2011
20120066869WINDOW CURTAIN PULL CORD CONCENTRATOR SAFETY DEVICE - A window curtain pull cord concentrator safety device of the present invention provides a concentrator device which enables the gathering together of the free ends of a plurality of pull cords of a window curtain set, and enables complete transmission of a pulling force in an emergency. And basically comprises a drag cup, an inner bottom of a concave cavity of which is provided with a through hole enabling a wire hoop body coupled to a pulling member to penetrate therethrough. The wire hoop body is located in the interior of the drag cup, and displacement of an inner loop side of the wire hoop body relative to the drag cup is used to determine whether the free ends of the pull cords are radially restrained, thereby enabling complete relay transmission of the pulling force. In an emergency, the pull cords are rapidly released, thereby achieving instantaneous prompt safety effectiveness.03-22-2012
20090241295CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR A WINDOW COVERING - A cord safety device for a window covering includes a first and a second body. The first body includes: a first pivot portion, disposed on a periphery; a first fixing portion, disposed on a periphery at a predetermined angle with respect to the first pivot portion; a first stop portion, disposed on an inner side of the first body and protruded towards the second body; a first recess, disposed on an upper periphery; and a guiding block, disposed on one end of the first stop portion adjacent to the first fixing portion, in which the guiding block has a guiding surface for guiding the cords. The second body includes: a second pivot portion, disposed corresponding to the first pivot portion; and a second fixing portion, disposed corresponding to the first fixing portion, thereby being separably fixed with the first fixing portion.10-01-2009
20100299883Window Covering Safety Device - A window covering is disclosed that has a safety device that includes a first cord segment having stops spaced along the first cord segment, and a second cord segment having stops spaced along the second cord segment. The first cord segment and the second cord segment extend from respective end caps. The end caps are configured to connect to the ends of a bottom rail. A first anchor is connected to the first cord segment, and a second anchor is connected to the second cord segment. At least one of the first end cap and the first anchor is configured to releasably connect to the first cord segment at a selected stop on the first cord segment and at least one of the second anchor and the second end cap is configured to releasably connect to the second cord segment at a selected stop on the second cord segment.12-02-2010
20110214258SAFETY DEVICE FOR CORDED WINDOW TREATMENTS - Applicants have disclosed an apparatus and method for avoiding the strangulation of children by dangling cords from window treatments (e.g., window blinds). The preferred apparatus comprises: a substantially flat base; spool means (e.g., a notched spool), extending from an end portion of the base, for physically winding a set of dangling cords (or a looped dangling cord) around from the window treatment; and connection means (e.g., a slide), extending from another end portion of the base, for connecting the apparatus, with the wound cord, into an uncovered top bracket for the window treatment. The preferred connection means is a slide, which either slides or clips into the uncovered bracket. For instances where brackets are unavailable (e.g., Roman shades or some mini-blinds), a suction cup can be used to attach the apparatus to the window frame or window, adjacent the highest point of the window treatment.09-08-2011
20110185540Anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device - An anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device. The apparatus includes a tube. The tube at first has the looped cord of the window covering device enter therein, then has the looped cord of the window covering device exit therefrom and run therealong, and then has the looped cord of the window covering device reenter therein again where the looped cord of the window covering device is reeved, and in so doing, the anti-strangulation device is allowed to hang freely with the looped cord of the window covering device and keep the looped cord of the window covering device snug enough against the tube to prevent strangulation by the looped cord of the window covering device, while allowing the looped cord of the window covering device to remain fully operational.08-04-2011
20120060329CORD LOCKER AND WINDOW COVERING HAVING THE CORD LOCKER FOR LENGTH ADJUSTMENT - A cord locker includes a plate with a through hole and a sidewall connected to an edge of the plate. The sidewall has at least a slot. The cord locker is incorporated in a length adjusting mechanism of a window covering, in which a cord has an end fixed to a top rail of the window covering and the other end passing through the through hole of the plate via a bottom of the cord locker, and then the cord is turned to pass through the slot of the sidewall, and then cross the plate and turn back to pass through the slot for fastening the cord and adjusting the length of the cord that the cord is quickly fastened to adjust a length of the window covering.03-15-2012
20120000036SAFETY CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A safety cord release for a window covering has a top section, a middle section, and a bottom section from a top to a bottom thereof. The safety cord release has a right case and a left case combined with the right case. There are several pairs of couplers on the right case and the left case located at the top section, the middle section and the bottom section respectively for engagement to reduce a transverse force from cords and to separate the right case and the left case immediately to release the cords for safety.01-05-2012
20110094065Safety Device For Window Covering Operator - A safety device for use with a control loop of a window covering includes one or a pair of rigid elongated housings configured to be mounted in a fixed vertical orientation adjacent one side of the window covering. Each elongated housing defines a longitudinal channel therein that is configured to receive portions of the control loop therein so as to prevent small children from becoming entangled with or strangled by the control loop.04-28-2011
20120167350SAFETY RELEASE DEVICE FOR ROMAN BLIND PULL CORD - A safety release device for Roman blind pull cord is disposed between the control pull cord of the Roman blind and a lower suspension thereof. The safety release device includes a latch body for connecting with the pull cord, a latch ring seat connected with the lower suspension of the Roman blind, and a connection barrel. The latch body can be plugged into and latched with the connection barrel or extracted out of the connection barrel. The latch body has a latch force greater than the weight of the suspended Roman blind. When an abnormal pulling force greater than the latch force between the latch body and the connection barrel is applied to the pull cord in any direction, the latch body will be easily extracted out of the connection barrel to avoid tangle of the pull cord with a kid and ensure safety in use of the Roman blind.07-05-2012
20120266416WINDOW ADJUSTMENT CORD SAFETY CONNECTOR - A window covering cord collection and coordination device of the invention involves two halves of an assembly which acts as an enclosure for collection of upper control lines, and as an attachment for a downwardly extending single actuation line which may be optionally employed. A key projection member fits within a complementary key slot member at a first or upper end of the window covering cord collection and coordination device and which is oriented and designed to disengage upon any significant downward separating force acting upon the series of upper controlled lines which the window covering cord collection and coordination device engages through an upper slot which enables upper controlled lines to exert a separating force against the first and second housing sections which make up the window covering cord collection and coordination device.10-25-2012
20130111709CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release for a window covering includes at least two cases engaged together to form a barrel with an opening at a top thereof. The cord release is defined with a frontal plane and a sagittal plane. A left side and a right side are defined at opposite sides of the sagittal plane, and a front side and a back side are defined at opposite sides of the frontal plane. The opening has a first collecting portion at the front side of the frontal plane and the right side of the sagittal plane, and a second collecting portion at the back side of the frontal plane and the left side of the sagittal plane. Therefore, the cords will be led to the first collecting portion and the second collecting portion to disengage the cases by the struggle force.05-09-2013
20080196213SAFETY RETAINER FOR USE IN CURTAIN CONTROLLING ROPES - A safety retainer for use in curtain controlling ropes comprises first and second housings which engage with each other, wherein the first and second housings include four holes formed on the tops thereof, and two of the holes are formed by combining two semicircle-shaped holes together, between the first and second housings are respectively disposed protrusions and recesses corresponding to each other, on the combined bottom surface of the first and second housings is arranged a bore, such that the two or more controlling ropes are individually inserted into the holes and extended out of the bore for being limited, and a groove is annularly formed on the combined side periphery of the first and second housings for receiving a loop, thereby allowing the controlling ropes to be retained in the groove by the loop, and causing the first and second housings disengagement from each other because an external weight concentrate onto the safety retainer.08-21-2008
20100299882CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR WINDOW BLIND - The present invention relates to a cord safety device for a window blind that includes: a housing which includes a first member and a second member, the first member and second member adjoined by a connecting member; an attachment mechanism mounted on the housing, where the attachment mechanism provides a method to attach the device to cords used to adjust the configuration of the window blind; and a cavity between the first member and second member, where the cavity stores the cords when the first member and second member are in a closed position. In one exemplary embodiment, the first member includes a first base portion with a first skirt extending from a periphery of the first base portion and the second member includes a second base portion with a second skirt extending from a periphery of the second base portion.12-02-2010
20120017399SAFETY CURTAIN STRUCTURE - In a safety curtain structure, an assembly of a pulling string and a curtain brake mechanism can be separated easily when a force is applied onto the curtain pulling string by accident, such that a binding force of the pulling string can be released quickly to assure the safety for protecting children's limbs at a certain height, and allowing the pulling string to fully apply a force to a brake mechanism to satisfy the requirement of moving or stopping a reasonable load when a curtain is rolled normally.01-26-2012
20090249586ROPE GRIPPING TENSIONING DEVICE - A rope tensioning device configured to prevent unintentional disengagement of the device from the rope. A jam-cleat arrangement coupled with a closed or semi-closed passageway enables the device to function as a tensioning aid while the user may release the device without it falling off the rope.10-08-2009
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20080256760QUICK RELEASE LINE ATTACHMENT - An attachment device attachable to a string, rope, cord or other flexible line that remains in a fixed position on the line without knotting the line or clamping the device to the line. The attachment device is quickly attached and removed without the need for additional tools to attach or release the device from the line. The device includes a secondary attachment to allow a second device to be permanently attached to the attachment device, allowing the second device to be quickly attached and released from a line.10-23-2008
20100139051Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes, with a ratchet mechanism holding the members in relatively rotated positions to hold the rope or line segments clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation.06-10-2010
20090300887One way adjustable locking device - the present invention provides a one way adjustable locking device for tensioning and securing a flexible line. The device has a cavity in it which has a bottom and or top tapered on an angle. This creates a cavity with the height on one end smaller that the other. A pin or ball is then assembled and retained into the cavity. The pin or ball travels up and down the cavity which is on an angle. The strapping, rope, or twine is threaded into the device above or underneath the pin or ball. The interference fit between the line and the pin or ball against the top or bottom of the cavity moves the pin or ball up or down the angled cavity depending on the direction the line is pulled. The design of the device enables the line to be adjusted and tensioned when pulled in the direction of the largest opening in the cavity. When the line is pulled in the direction of the smallest opening in the cavity the pin or ball binds the line at the smallest point retaining the applied tension and preventing the line from traveling in the same direction pulled. This is what creates the unique one-way locking feature.12-10-2009
20090056083Slide for life-line - Slide displaced along a life-line, includes a body (03-05-2009
20110138582Clip for Holding a Fastening Elastic String - The purpose of this invention is to easily conduct operation to fix a fastening elastic string in order to attach a seat back cover to a seat back main body.06-16-2011
20110283484RIGGING, RIGGING TERMINALS, AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING RIGGING AND RIGGING TERMINALS FOR A SAILBOAT - Composite rigging, rigging terminals, methods of forming composite rigging, and methods of assembling the rigging terminals in a rigging system of a sailboat incorporate a sling of composite fibers having an equivalent cross-sectional profile and stretch resistance, but greater strength and less weight as compared to steel rigging. The rigging terminal includes a terminal fitting having a first opening, a second opening, and an interior space, and a terminal insert disposed inside the interior space. The terminal insert is formed with a first end disposed toward the first opening of the fitting, first and second posts disposed on the first end, and a second end having a shape tapered and disposed toward the second opening of the fitting. One or more composite fibers can be wound around the first end of the insert and held in a space between wall of the terminal fitting interior space and the terminal insert.11-24-2011
20130097812CORD, CABLE AND HOSE FASTENING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for providing cord, cable and hose fastening (CCHF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, cables and hoses, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally disconnected or unplugged from their supply sources. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords, cables and hoses that may accidentally disconnect or unplug themselves from power, fluid or material supplies (PFMS) or fixed connecting boxes or outlets, in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily use PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers to either capture collar ties, tie connectors or a combination of both that may be used by existing cord, cable and hose fastening systems in order to allow said systems to ensure their respective cords, cables or hoses do not become accidentally disconnected from their appropriate PFMS. Said system applies collar tie stays and/or tie connectors in conjunction PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers in order to facilitate said present invention.04-25-2013
20090276981Flush cleat - A rope cleat secures a rope to a structure. The cleat has a body with opposite first and second portions joined along a longitudinal central plane. The body has a U-shaped cavity inside it tapering between a large entrance leg and a smaller exit leg, which communicate at a confluent portion. A flange is integrally attached to the body first portion. The flange is mounted against the structure through a mounting hole. The flange has an entrance hole and an exit hole spaced apart and extending through the flange. The rope is easily inserted into the large entrance hole, through the U-shaped cavity, and out the smaller exit hole. A knot is then tied to secure the rope in the cleat. The cleat has registration pins on one body portion, and corresponding registration holes on the opposite portion. The pins align the body first and second portions for assembly with a screw.11-12-2009
20090049654 - A tie wrap having a rope folded generally in half to define a first half of the rope and a second half of the rope. The tie wrap has a barrel lock fit with the rope so that the first half of the rope and the second half of the rope are thread through the barrel lock to define a loop in the rope. The rope is interlaced to define a first knot that terminates the loop at a first end of the tie wrap and the rope is interlaced to define a second knot at the second end of the tie wrap.02-26-2009
20110173780SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ROPE - A device for controlling movement of a rope comprising a main part and a bar part. The main part comprises first and second side members and first and second end members. The bar part defines an opening, and the first side member extends through the opening. The bar part is displaced to allow a portion of the rope to be arranged within the central opening and at least partly around the bar part. The bar part is displaced such that the main part and the bar part define first and second opening portions of the central opening and the portion of the rope extends through the first and second opening portions and at least partly around the bar part.07-21-2011
20110061208ROPE LOCKING DEVICE - The present invention is a tensioning device that is inexpensive to manufacture and is useful for various rope tensioning applications. The rope locking device according to the present invention can be used anywhere along a length of rope that is being used to hold, tie down, or secure a load or item. The rope locking device includes: a body having a first end, a second end, and side ends; a first bore extending through the body; a second bore extending through the body, wherein the second bore is horizontally aligned and spaced apart from said first bore by a first space, wherein the first and second bore are located proximate to the first end of the body; a third bore extending through the body, wherein the third bore is located proximate to the second end of the body, and wherein the third bore is spaced from said first and second bores; a first slot vertically aligned with the first bore; a second slot vertically aligned with the second bore, wherein the second slot is spaced from the first slot by a second space; and a cam element pivotally mounted within the third bore.03-17-2011
20110005039Temporary sheet splice apparatus and method - The apparatus and method of the present invention provide an ability to repair a separated sheet in a very short period of time. Moreover, the apparatus of the present invention may be applied to a wide range of sheet diameters. A sleeve is provided that has opposed teeth internally. The ends of the separated sheet are placed in opposite ends of the sleeve and, when tension is applied, the sleeve contracts, causing the opposing teeth to bite into the ends of the sheet. Due to the contraction of the sleeve, the repaired sheet is capable of passing over a sheave in the normal fashion.01-13-2011
20110258814Cord Runner for Panel Track Window Coverings - The present invention is an improved cord runner for use with a track of a panel track window covering. The track which is used with the cord runner has a first and a second channel separated by a wall having an elongated groove separating the first and second channels. The cord runner includes a body having opposite first and second ends, opposite first and second sides, a top and a bottom, the body being dimensioned to fit within the first channel. The cord runner further includes a pair of side guides formed on the first side of the body, said pair of side guides having a T shaped profile, said pair of side guides being dimensioned to extend through the groove and into the second channel.10-27-2011
20110107557Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes. A ratchet mechanism holds the members in any relatively rotated position to hold rope or line segments inserted into the holes clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation. In a second embodiment two sets of smaller holes are provided to separately clamp two rope or line segments.05-12-2011
20110154619Cable termination system - A cable termination system and method of assembly is provided that clamps strength members of the cable after they have been wrapped around a winding member. The clamping force required is therefore reduced by the capstan effect of the winding member. The winding member is preferably a torus that encircles the cable, and the system may comprise a number of progressively larger tori arranged in sequence along the cable to provide sufficient room for wrapping all of the strength members around them.06-30-2011
20130007990CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release of the present invention includes two cases engaged together to form a shell with a top opening at a top thereof. At least one of the cases is provided with a guiding member at a top thereof, and the guiding member is located at a junction of the cases. The guiding member has a guiding face with a convex surface facing the center of the top opening. Therefore, the guiding member may lead the cords to opposite sides of the top opening, which are located away from the junction of the case, to disengage the cases easily.01-10-2013
20120102679ADJUSTABLE SOCKET FOR FERRULE ROPE - An adjustable socket for receiving a ferrule rope comprises an elongated body, a primary stop, a channel and an adjustable stop. The primary stop comprises an opening in the body dimensioned larger than a diameter of a rope portion of the ferrule rope and smaller than a ferrule end of the ferrule rope, and a surface of the body adjacent the opening against which the ferrule end can bear. The channel is defined in communication with the opening and extending along the body. The channel has a cross sectional open area larger than the opening and is dimensioned to receive the ferrule end of the ferrule rope. The adjustable stop is selectively actuatable to define a secondary stop spaced from the primary stop along the channel and against which the ferrule end can bear, thereby changing a length of the ferrule rope.05-03-2012
20100050396Removable chock insert liner assembly - A Removable Chock Insert Liner Assembly to be affixed to a chock includes an α Insert Panel, a β Insert Panel, a Δ Insert Panel, an Ω Insert Panel, and a Bridge Member. The Bridge Member has an upper bridge surface, a lower bridge surface, an anterior end, a posterior end, a first slot and a second slot.03-04-2010
20080301913Device for preventing tangling of a coiled cord - Provided herein are devices for preventing tangling of a coiled cord, for example, a telephone cord. The devices comprise an elongate, flexible cord with dimensions less than the interior dimensions of the coiled cord that has a first and second end and means for rounding the first and second ends of the elongate, flexible cord, for example, caps. Also provided is a system comprising the device and means for fastening the device to the coiled cord.12-11-2008
20110119873PULL LEAD HOLDER / ANCHOR INDICATOR - A pull lead holder indicating a pulling direction of the pull lead for a desired operation of a device, the pull lead holder comprising: a directional indicator selected from the group consisting of a variation in color, a variation in texture, and combinations thereof, so that a pulling direction is indicated for a desired operation of such device.05-26-2011
20120317754SAFETY CORD CONNECTOR FOR WINDOW BLIND - A safety cord connector for a window blind includes a first half shell and a second half shell combined with the first half shell in such a way that a positioning protrusion extending from an inner surface of the second half shell is inserted into a positioning notch formed on an inner surface of the first half shell so as hold the first and second half shells together. When an external force exceeding the engaging force between the positioning protrusion and the positioning notch exerts between the first and second half shells, the positioning protrusion will separate away from the positioning notch to enable the combined first and second half shells to be split from each other so as to enhance safety in use.12-20-2012
20120291229BACKPACK STORAGE APPARATUS - Apparatus used to create storage space on the outside of a backpack and method for using such apparatus are described. The storage apparatus comprises a restraining device configured to store items on the outside of a backpack and an assembly for connecting the restraining device to a backpack. This assembly contains a grasping device and a connection device removably attached to the grasping device so that the fabric of the backpack is retained between the grasping device and the connection device. Items can then be stored on the outside of the backpack under the restraining device or the items can be attached to the restraining device itself. Using the connection assembly, the restraining device can be quickly attached to a wide variety of locations on the backpack and can be used with a wide variety of types, sizes, and shapes of backpacks. Other embodiments are also described.11-22-2012
20090094798LOW PROFILE CORD LOCK - A low profile cord lock includes a female cord lock member, which has two insertion holes at two sides of an accommodation chamber thereof and two locating grooves in the insertion holes at the bottom side, a male cord lock member, which is received in the accommodation chamber and has a through hole and two protruding blocks that are respectively inserted into the insertion holes of the female cord lock member to allow vertical movement of the male cord lock member relative to the female cord lock member between a first position where the through hole is in axial alignment with the insertion holes for the insertion of a cord member and a second position where the through hole is deviated from the insertion holes and the inserted cord member is clocked, and a spring member mounted supported between the female cord lock member and the male cord lock member to hold male cord lock member in the second position.04-16-2009
20100257701CORD LOCK ASSEMBLY - Embodiments of the present invention provide a cord lock assembly configured to selectively tighten and loosen a draw cord of an article. The cord lock assembly may include a shell, a piston and a spring member. The shell defines an interior chamber and includes aligned shell cord passages. The piston is slidably retained within the interior chamber. The piston includes a piston cord passage formed therethrough. The spring member exerts a force into the piston within the shell so that the piston cord passage is misaligned with respect to the shell cord passages in a locked position. A cord may be operatively secured to the piston and may be configured to be pulled to move the piston to align the piston cord passage with the shell cord passages in an unlocked position so that a draw cord may freely pass therethrough.10-14-2010
20100031477ADJUSTABLE RETAINER - Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a retainer comprising a connecting member and a connector. The connector comprises a body having a first end and a second end, a first holding member, and a second holding member. The first holding member removably holds the first end of the connecting member, and the second holding member removably holds the second end of the connecting member.02-11-2010
20100275417SLIPPING-FREE ONE-WAY BUCKLE - A slipping-free one-way buckle includes a main body composed of a seat and a housing and containing therein two rollers, a turntable, a wheel, and a switching device. The switching device is arranged to project sideways from sidewalls of the seat and the housing and includes a tongue, a stop block, and a switching arm. By being connected with a spring, the stop block can be automatically returned after being displaced for switching so as to position the tongue against one-way ratcheting teeth formed on the turntable. With a rope extending around the turntable and the wheel, a slipping-free one-way buckle is formed. As such, when the switching device is switched by a user's finger, unlocking of buckle is realized.11-04-2010
20120304421CORD CONTROLLER OF WINDOW COVERING - The present invention provides a cord controller to be mounted on a top rail of a window covering. The cord controller includes a base, a cord controlling device, and a cord regulating device. The base has a chamber therein and an inlet and an outlet on opposite sides of the chamber, and the cord controlling device and the cord regulating device are received in the chamber. The cord controlling device has a gap between the inlet and the outlet for the cord to pass through. The cord regulating device is adjacent to the outlet and has cord pressing bar to form a passageway between the cord pressing bar and the base for the cord to pass through. Therefore, the cord controller may avoid the cords twisting and keep a smooth movement of the cords.12-06-2012
20090265893ROPE CLAMPING DEVICE - The disclosure is directed to a rope clamping device, which is made up of the following elements: a central bar, two threaded bolts, two grooved wheels, two large clamps, eight metal washers, and four nuts. The device allows a rope, chain, or cable to pass over a grooved wheel, wherein the rope is held securely when a clamp is released onto the grooved wheel. There is a second clamp and grooved wheel on the opposing side of the device. When both clamps have engaged the rope, chain or cable, the loop of rope, chain or cable is held securely. This is done to serve as an alternative to traditional knot tying in order to quickly and easily secure an object with a rope, chain or cable.10-29-2009
20130212838SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURING PORTIONS OF A CORD - Systems and methods are operable to secure a coiled portion of an electrical cord, a cable, or a rope. An exemplary embodiment has a coil securing portion with an interior surface, a collapsing portion joined with the coil securing portion, and a means for securing the coil retainer in a collapsed position. The coil securing portion and the collapsing portion cooperatively define a substantially tubular interior region and an opening, wherein the interior region is configured to receive a coil portion inserted through the opening when the coil retainer is in an open position. The coiled portion is frictionally secured by the interior surface of the coil securing portion when the coil retainer is secured in the collapsed position.08-22-2013
20100319165Cable Holder Arrangement - A cable holder arrangement, including a protective tube, through which one or more cables are run with radial play, a cable retainer strap, arranged on a holder element at one end thereof and enclosing the protective tube and pulled with the free end region thereof through an opening on the holder element to make enclosing contact with the protective tube and prevented from making a movement in the direction of release of the enclosing contact by a blocking means. The cable is enclosed by a spacer in the region of the cable retainer strap the outer diameter of which approximately corresponds to the inner diameter of the protective tube.12-23-2010
20120124782FASTENING DEVICE - The invention relates to a fastening device (05-24-2012
20090025188Method and apparatus for controlling a rope - A method of directing a rope around a cantilevered support including the steps of: a) providing an apparatus having i) an elongate pole with a proximal region and a distal region spaced from each other in a lengthwise direction, and ii) a rope engaging assembly at the distal region and having at least one surface facing away from the proximal region; b) configuring the rope so that the rope bears against the at least one surface and a portion thereof is thereby formed to be generally U-shaped opening towards the proximal region with the rope in an operative position; c) holding a second portion of the rope and the elongate pole at the proximal region to bear the rope against the at least one surface to maintain the “U” shape; and d) manipulating the elongate pole to cause the U-shaped portion of the rope to be directed around the cantilevered support.01-29-2009
20090064465Cord Fastening System and Method - A system and method for providing cord fastening (CF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally unplugged. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords that may accidentally unplug themselves in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily apply collar mechanisms to the end of cords aft of said cord's respective plug ends, and then subsequently attach said collar mechanisms together using a series of collar ties that are adjustable in length and tension, and tie connectors which facilitate said adjustment of said collar ties. The method comprises a system in which standard electrical cords may be fastened together then held tightly together without easily becoming accidentally unplugged.03-12-2009
20100205784FAST LOOPING-UP AND RELEASING ROPE LOOP ASSEMBLY - A fast looping-up and releasing rope loop assembly includes two one-way locking devices, at least one band, and a buckle. The one-way locking device includes a body constituted by a base and a cover. The one-way locking device allows the pull rope to extend therethrough and to move with respect thereto along a single direction. By inserting the pull rope through a rope entry opening of the base of the one-way locking device and further extending the rope around a rotary disk and a rotary wheel arranged inside the locking device and extending out of the locking device, the one-way locking device that locks the movement of the rope in an opposite direction is completed. When the rope is jammed due to excessive tightening, a presser of the buckle is depressed to release the one-way locking device from the jamming condition so that efficient loop-up and release can be realized.08-19-2010
20130055531SECURING DEVICE - A flag securing assembly includes elongate member formed with an opening, opposed notched ends, and a lug projecting away from the elongate member and which terminates with a free end. A major loop of a line is applied through the opening and is folded over the elongate member forming in the line opposite minor loops applied to the opposed notched ends, a length of the line extending between the minor loops along the elongate member, and standing parts that project outward in opposite directions from the opposed notched ends. A grommet of a flag is applied to the lug between the free end of the lug and the elongate member, and a fastener is applied to the free end of the lug captively retaining the grommet of the flag between the free end of the lug and the elongate member.03-07-2013
20110072621CONNECTOR FOR FALL PROTECTION - In the case of a fall protection connector for connecting a strap to a load-fastening point for a person to be protected against falling, wherein the fall protection connector has a tubular band, at the ends of which respective connecting elements are arranged, wherein a length-variable element is arranged in the tubular band, the arrangement has been brought about in such a manner that the tubular band is formed from an elastic material.03-31-2011
20090126162Cable Clamps - A cable clamp device for use in a well bore to secure cables to pipes and the like includes a flexible fastening member of relatively uniform cross-section, and a block that accepts the fastening member as it encompasses the circumference of the pipe in a loop. The cable clamp also and accepts the cable running axially along the pipe. The flexible fastening member overlaps itself, and is secured in a loop by deformation of its material. The height of the block from the surface of the pipe is greater than the height of the outer surface of the flexible fastening member and the surface of the pipe. The end surfaces of the clamp are angled with respect to the perpendicular of the pipe's surface.05-21-2009
20120233817Window Shade with Enhanced Safety Features - Present invention teaches to build a Roman shade window curtain with enhanced child safety features built into the space between a front shade and a rear shade, where the “free play” of a lift cord is limited due to the “V” hole shape of a V-lock component and the outward pulling is also limited with the use of a safety connector generally place in between the mid vertical point of two rib pieces.09-20-2012
20110203079SYSTEM FOR CONFINING LIFT CORDS IN COVERINGS FOR ARCHITECTURAL OPENINGS - A system for incorporation into a retractable covering that includes a flexible lift cord extending from a headrail to a bottom rail. The system includes a flexible protector of a length similar to that of an associated lift cord with the lift cord being operatively connected to the protector. The protector is in turn connected to a fabric extending between the headrail and the bottom rail at predetermined spaced locations so that any loop of protector formable is limited by the spacing between the locations at which the protector is connected to the fabric. The maximum size of a loop so formed in the protector and thus the lift cord associated therewith is insufficient to encapsulate a body part of a child or infant.08-25-2011
20120066869WINDOW CURTAIN PULL CORD CONCENTRATOR SAFETY DEVICE - A window curtain pull cord concentrator safety device of the present invention provides a concentrator device which enables the gathering together of the free ends of a plurality of pull cords of a window curtain set, and enables complete transmission of a pulling force in an emergency. And basically comprises a drag cup, an inner bottom of a concave cavity of which is provided with a through hole enabling a wire hoop body coupled to a pulling member to penetrate therethrough. The wire hoop body is located in the interior of the drag cup, and displacement of an inner loop side of the wire hoop body relative to the drag cup is used to determine whether the free ends of the pull cords are radially restrained, thereby enabling complete relay transmission of the pulling force. In an emergency, the pull cords are rapidly released, thereby achieving instantaneous prompt safety effectiveness.03-22-2012
20090241295CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR A WINDOW COVERING - A cord safety device for a window covering includes a first and a second body. The first body includes: a first pivot portion, disposed on a periphery; a first fixing portion, disposed on a periphery at a predetermined angle with respect to the first pivot portion; a first stop portion, disposed on an inner side of the first body and protruded towards the second body; a first recess, disposed on an upper periphery; and a guiding block, disposed on one end of the first stop portion adjacent to the first fixing portion, in which the guiding block has a guiding surface for guiding the cords. The second body includes: a second pivot portion, disposed corresponding to the first pivot portion; and a second fixing portion, disposed corresponding to the first fixing portion, thereby being separably fixed with the first fixing portion.10-01-2009
20100299883Window Covering Safety Device - A window covering is disclosed that has a safety device that includes a first cord segment having stops spaced along the first cord segment, and a second cord segment having stops spaced along the second cord segment. The first cord segment and the second cord segment extend from respective end caps. The end caps are configured to connect to the ends of a bottom rail. A first anchor is connected to the first cord segment, and a second anchor is connected to the second cord segment. At least one of the first end cap and the first anchor is configured to releasably connect to the first cord segment at a selected stop on the first cord segment and at least one of the second anchor and the second end cap is configured to releasably connect to the second cord segment at a selected stop on the second cord segment.12-02-2010
20110214258SAFETY DEVICE FOR CORDED WINDOW TREATMENTS - Applicants have disclosed an apparatus and method for avoiding the strangulation of children by dangling cords from window treatments (e.g., window blinds). The preferred apparatus comprises: a substantially flat base; spool means (e.g., a notched spool), extending from an end portion of the base, for physically winding a set of dangling cords (or a looped dangling cord) around from the window treatment; and connection means (e.g., a slide), extending from another end portion of the base, for connecting the apparatus, with the wound cord, into an uncovered top bracket for the window treatment. The preferred connection means is a slide, which either slides or clips into the uncovered bracket. For instances where brackets are unavailable (e.g., Roman shades or some mini-blinds), a suction cup can be used to attach the apparatus to the window frame or window, adjacent the highest point of the window treatment.09-08-2011
20110185540Anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device - An anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device. The apparatus includes a tube. The tube at first has the looped cord of the window covering device enter therein, then has the looped cord of the window covering device exit therefrom and run therealong, and then has the looped cord of the window covering device reenter therein again where the looped cord of the window covering device is reeved, and in so doing, the anti-strangulation device is allowed to hang freely with the looped cord of the window covering device and keep the looped cord of the window covering device snug enough against the tube to prevent strangulation by the looped cord of the window covering device, while allowing the looped cord of the window covering device to remain fully operational.08-04-2011
20120060329CORD LOCKER AND WINDOW COVERING HAVING THE CORD LOCKER FOR LENGTH ADJUSTMENT - A cord locker includes a plate with a through hole and a sidewall connected to an edge of the plate. The sidewall has at least a slot. The cord locker is incorporated in a length adjusting mechanism of a window covering, in which a cord has an end fixed to a top rail of the window covering and the other end passing through the through hole of the plate via a bottom of the cord locker, and then the cord is turned to pass through the slot of the sidewall, and then cross the plate and turn back to pass through the slot for fastening the cord and adjusting the length of the cord that the cord is quickly fastened to adjust a length of the window covering.03-15-2012
20120000036SAFETY CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A safety cord release for a window covering has a top section, a middle section, and a bottom section from a top to a bottom thereof. The safety cord release has a right case and a left case combined with the right case. There are several pairs of couplers on the right case and the left case located at the top section, the middle section and the bottom section respectively for engagement to reduce a transverse force from cords and to separate the right case and the left case immediately to release the cords for safety.01-05-2012
20110094065Safety Device For Window Covering Operator - A safety device for use with a control loop of a window covering includes one or a pair of rigid elongated housings configured to be mounted in a fixed vertical orientation adjacent one side of the window covering. Each elongated housing defines a longitudinal channel therein that is configured to receive portions of the control loop therein so as to prevent small children from becoming entangled with or strangled by the control loop.04-28-2011
20120167350SAFETY RELEASE DEVICE FOR ROMAN BLIND PULL CORD - A safety release device for Roman blind pull cord is disposed between the control pull cord of the Roman blind and a lower suspension thereof. The safety release device includes a latch body for connecting with the pull cord, a latch ring seat connected with the lower suspension of the Roman blind, and a connection barrel. The latch body can be plugged into and latched with the connection barrel or extracted out of the connection barrel. The latch body has a latch force greater than the weight of the suspended Roman blind. When an abnormal pulling force greater than the latch force between the latch body and the connection barrel is applied to the pull cord in any direction, the latch body will be easily extracted out of the connection barrel to avoid tangle of the pull cord with a kid and ensure safety in use of the Roman blind.07-05-2012
20120266416WINDOW ADJUSTMENT CORD SAFETY CONNECTOR - A window covering cord collection and coordination device of the invention involves two halves of an assembly which acts as an enclosure for collection of upper control lines, and as an attachment for a downwardly extending single actuation line which may be optionally employed. A key projection member fits within a complementary key slot member at a first or upper end of the window covering cord collection and coordination device and which is oriented and designed to disengage upon any significant downward separating force acting upon the series of upper controlled lines which the window covering cord collection and coordination device engages through an upper slot which enables upper controlled lines to exert a separating force against the first and second housing sections which make up the window covering cord collection and coordination device.10-25-2012
20130111709CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release for a window covering includes at least two cases engaged together to form a barrel with an opening at a top thereof. The cord release is defined with a frontal plane and a sagittal plane. A left side and a right side are defined at opposite sides of the sagittal plane, and a front side and a back side are defined at opposite sides of the frontal plane. The opening has a first collecting portion at the front side of the frontal plane and the right side of the sagittal plane, and a second collecting portion at the back side of the frontal plane and the left side of the sagittal plane. Therefore, the cords will be led to the first collecting portion and the second collecting portion to disengage the cases by the struggle force.05-09-2013
20080196213SAFETY RETAINER FOR USE IN CURTAIN CONTROLLING ROPES - A safety retainer for use in curtain controlling ropes comprises first and second housings which engage with each other, wherein the first and second housings include four holes formed on the tops thereof, and two of the holes are formed by combining two semicircle-shaped holes together, between the first and second housings are respectively disposed protrusions and recesses corresponding to each other, on the combined bottom surface of the first and second housings is arranged a bore, such that the two or more controlling ropes are individually inserted into the holes and extended out of the bore for being limited, and a groove is annularly formed on the combined side periphery of the first and second housings for receiving a loop, thereby allowing the controlling ropes to be retained in the groove by the loop, and causing the first and second housings disengagement from each other because an external weight concentrate onto the safety retainer.08-21-2008
20100299882CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR WINDOW BLIND - The present invention relates to a cord safety device for a window blind that includes: a housing which includes a first member and a second member, the first member and second member adjoined by a connecting member; an attachment mechanism mounted on the housing, where the attachment mechanism provides a method to attach the device to cords used to adjust the configuration of the window blind; and a cavity between the first member and second member, where the cavity stores the cords when the first member and second member are in a closed position. In one exemplary embodiment, the first member includes a first base portion with a first skirt extending from a periphery of the first base portion and the second member includes a second base portion with a second skirt extending from a periphery of the second base portion.12-02-2010
20120017399SAFETY CURTAIN STRUCTURE - In a safety curtain structure, an assembly of a pulling string and a curtain brake mechanism can be separated easily when a force is applied onto the curtain pulling string by accident, such that a binding force of the pulling string can be released quickly to assure the safety for protecting children's limbs at a certain height, and allowing the pulling string to fully apply a force to a brake mechanism to satisfy the requirement of moving or stopping a reasonable load when a curtain is rolled normally.01-26-2012
20090249586ROPE GRIPPING TENSIONING DEVICE - A rope tensioning device configured to prevent unintentional disengagement of the device from the rope. A jam-cleat arrangement coupled with a closed or semi-closed passageway enables the device to function as a tensioning aid while the user may release the device without it falling off the rope.10-08-2009
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20080256760QUICK RELEASE LINE ATTACHMENT - An attachment device attachable to a string, rope, cord or other flexible line that remains in a fixed position on the line without knotting the line or clamping the device to the line. The attachment device is quickly attached and removed without the need for additional tools to attach or release the device from the line. The device includes a secondary attachment to allow a second device to be permanently attached to the attachment device, allowing the second device to be quickly attached and released from a line.10-23-2008
20100139051Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes, with a ratchet mechanism holding the members in relatively rotated positions to hold the rope or line segments clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation.06-10-2010
20090300887One way adjustable locking device - the present invention provides a one way adjustable locking device for tensioning and securing a flexible line. The device has a cavity in it which has a bottom and or top tapered on an angle. This creates a cavity with the height on one end smaller that the other. A pin or ball is then assembled and retained into the cavity. The pin or ball travels up and down the cavity which is on an angle. The strapping, rope, or twine is threaded into the device above or underneath the pin or ball. The interference fit between the line and the pin or ball against the top or bottom of the cavity moves the pin or ball up or down the angled cavity depending on the direction the line is pulled. The design of the device enables the line to be adjusted and tensioned when pulled in the direction of the largest opening in the cavity. When the line is pulled in the direction of the smallest opening in the cavity the pin or ball binds the line at the smallest point retaining the applied tension and preventing the line from traveling in the same direction pulled. This is what creates the unique one-way locking feature.12-10-2009
20090056083Slide for life-line - Slide displaced along a life-line, includes a body (03-05-2009
20110138582Clip for Holding a Fastening Elastic String - The purpose of this invention is to easily conduct operation to fix a fastening elastic string in order to attach a seat back cover to a seat back main body.06-16-2011
20110283484RIGGING, RIGGING TERMINALS, AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING RIGGING AND RIGGING TERMINALS FOR A SAILBOAT - Composite rigging, rigging terminals, methods of forming composite rigging, and methods of assembling the rigging terminals in a rigging system of a sailboat incorporate a sling of composite fibers having an equivalent cross-sectional profile and stretch resistance, but greater strength and less weight as compared to steel rigging. The rigging terminal includes a terminal fitting having a first opening, a second opening, and an interior space, and a terminal insert disposed inside the interior space. The terminal insert is formed with a first end disposed toward the first opening of the fitting, first and second posts disposed on the first end, and a second end having a shape tapered and disposed toward the second opening of the fitting. One or more composite fibers can be wound around the first end of the insert and held in a space between wall of the terminal fitting interior space and the terminal insert.11-24-2011
20130097812CORD, CABLE AND HOSE FASTENING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for providing cord, cable and hose fastening (CCHF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, cables and hoses, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally disconnected or unplugged from their supply sources. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords, cables and hoses that may accidentally disconnect or unplug themselves from power, fluid or material supplies (PFMS) or fixed connecting boxes or outlets, in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily use PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers to either capture collar ties, tie connectors or a combination of both that may be used by existing cord, cable and hose fastening systems in order to allow said systems to ensure their respective cords, cables or hoses do not become accidentally disconnected from their appropriate PFMS. Said system applies collar tie stays and/or tie connectors in conjunction PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers in order to facilitate said present invention.04-25-2013
20090276981Flush cleat - A rope cleat secures a rope to a structure. The cleat has a body with opposite first and second portions joined along a longitudinal central plane. The body has a U-shaped cavity inside it tapering between a large entrance leg and a smaller exit leg, which communicate at a confluent portion. A flange is integrally attached to the body first portion. The flange is mounted against the structure through a mounting hole. The flange has an entrance hole and an exit hole spaced apart and extending through the flange. The rope is easily inserted into the large entrance hole, through the U-shaped cavity, and out the smaller exit hole. A knot is then tied to secure the rope in the cleat. The cleat has registration pins on one body portion, and corresponding registration holes on the opposite portion. The pins align the body first and second portions for assembly with a screw.11-12-2009
20090049654 - A tie wrap having a rope folded generally in half to define a first half of the rope and a second half of the rope. The tie wrap has a barrel lock fit with the rope so that the first half of the rope and the second half of the rope are thread through the barrel lock to define a loop in the rope. The rope is interlaced to define a first knot that terminates the loop at a first end of the tie wrap and the rope is interlaced to define a second knot at the second end of the tie wrap.02-26-2009
20110173780SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ROPE - A device for controlling movement of a rope comprising a main part and a bar part. The main part comprises first and second side members and first and second end members. The bar part defines an opening, and the first side member extends through the opening. The bar part is displaced to allow a portion of the rope to be arranged within the central opening and at least partly around the bar part. The bar part is displaced such that the main part and the bar part define first and second opening portions of the central opening and the portion of the rope extends through the first and second opening portions and at least partly around the bar part.07-21-2011
20110061208ROPE LOCKING DEVICE - The present invention is a tensioning device that is inexpensive to manufacture and is useful for various rope tensioning applications. The rope locking device according to the present invention can be used anywhere along a length of rope that is being used to hold, tie down, or secure a load or item. The rope locking device includes: a body having a first end, a second end, and side ends; a first bore extending through the body; a second bore extending through the body, wherein the second bore is horizontally aligned and spaced apart from said first bore by a first space, wherein the first and second bore are located proximate to the first end of the body; a third bore extending through the body, wherein the third bore is located proximate to the second end of the body, and wherein the third bore is spaced from said first and second bores; a first slot vertically aligned with the first bore; a second slot vertically aligned with the second bore, wherein the second slot is spaced from the first slot by a second space; and a cam element pivotally mounted within the third bore.03-17-2011
20110005039Temporary sheet splice apparatus and method - The apparatus and method of the present invention provide an ability to repair a separated sheet in a very short period of time. Moreover, the apparatus of the present invention may be applied to a wide range of sheet diameters. A sleeve is provided that has opposed teeth internally. The ends of the separated sheet are placed in opposite ends of the sleeve and, when tension is applied, the sleeve contracts, causing the opposing teeth to bite into the ends of the sheet. Due to the contraction of the sleeve, the repaired sheet is capable of passing over a sheave in the normal fashion.01-13-2011
20110258814Cord Runner for Panel Track Window Coverings - The present invention is an improved cord runner for use with a track of a panel track window covering. The track which is used with the cord runner has a first and a second channel separated by a wall having an elongated groove separating the first and second channels. The cord runner includes a body having opposite first and second ends, opposite first and second sides, a top and a bottom, the body being dimensioned to fit within the first channel. The cord runner further includes a pair of side guides formed on the first side of the body, said pair of side guides having a T shaped profile, said pair of side guides being dimensioned to extend through the groove and into the second channel.10-27-2011
20110107557Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes. A ratchet mechanism holds the members in any relatively rotated position to hold rope or line segments inserted into the holes clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation. In a second embodiment two sets of smaller holes are provided to separately clamp two rope or line segments.05-12-2011
20110154619Cable termination system - A cable termination system and method of assembly is provided that clamps strength members of the cable after they have been wrapped around a winding member. The clamping force required is therefore reduced by the capstan effect of the winding member. The winding member is preferably a torus that encircles the cable, and the system may comprise a number of progressively larger tori arranged in sequence along the cable to provide sufficient room for wrapping all of the strength members around them.06-30-2011
20130007990CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release of the present invention includes two cases engaged together to form a shell with a top opening at a top thereof. At least one of the cases is provided with a guiding member at a top thereof, and the guiding member is located at a junction of the cases. The guiding member has a guiding face with a convex surface facing the center of the top opening. Therefore, the guiding member may lead the cords to opposite sides of the top opening, which are located away from the junction of the case, to disengage the cases easily.01-10-2013
20120102679ADJUSTABLE SOCKET FOR FERRULE ROPE - An adjustable socket for receiving a ferrule rope comprises an elongated body, a primary stop, a channel and an adjustable stop. The primary stop comprises an opening in the body dimensioned larger than a diameter of a rope portion of the ferrule rope and smaller than a ferrule end of the ferrule rope, and a surface of the body adjacent the opening against which the ferrule end can bear. The channel is defined in communication with the opening and extending along the body. The channel has a cross sectional open area larger than the opening and is dimensioned to receive the ferrule end of the ferrule rope. The adjustable stop is selectively actuatable to define a secondary stop spaced from the primary stop along the channel and against which the ferrule end can bear, thereby changing a length of the ferrule rope.05-03-2012
20100050396Removable chock insert liner assembly - A Removable Chock Insert Liner Assembly to be affixed to a chock includes an α Insert Panel, a β Insert Panel, a Δ Insert Panel, an Ω Insert Panel, and a Bridge Member. The Bridge Member has an upper bridge surface, a lower bridge surface, an anterior end, a posterior end, a first slot and a second slot.03-04-2010
20080301913Device for preventing tangling of a coiled cord - Provided herein are devices for preventing tangling of a coiled cord, for example, a telephone cord. The devices comprise an elongate, flexible cord with dimensions less than the interior dimensions of the coiled cord that has a first and second end and means for rounding the first and second ends of the elongate, flexible cord, for example, caps. Also provided is a system comprising the device and means for fastening the device to the coiled cord.12-11-2008
20110119873PULL LEAD HOLDER / ANCHOR INDICATOR - A pull lead holder indicating a pulling direction of the pull lead for a desired operation of a device, the pull lead holder comprising: a directional indicator selected from the group consisting of a variation in color, a variation in texture, and combinations thereof, so that a pulling direction is indicated for a desired operation of such device.05-26-2011
20120317754SAFETY CORD CONNECTOR FOR WINDOW BLIND - A safety cord connector for a window blind includes a first half shell and a second half shell combined with the first half shell in such a way that a positioning protrusion extending from an inner surface of the second half shell is inserted into a positioning notch formed on an inner surface of the first half shell so as hold the first and second half shells together. When an external force exceeding the engaging force between the positioning protrusion and the positioning notch exerts between the first and second half shells, the positioning protrusion will separate away from the positioning notch to enable the combined first and second half shells to be split from each other so as to enhance safety in use.12-20-2012
20120291229BACKPACK STORAGE APPARATUS - Apparatus used to create storage space on the outside of a backpack and method for using such apparatus are described. The storage apparatus comprises a restraining device configured to store items on the outside of a backpack and an assembly for connecting the restraining device to a backpack. This assembly contains a grasping device and a connection device removably attached to the grasping device so that the fabric of the backpack is retained between the grasping device and the connection device. Items can then be stored on the outside of the backpack under the restraining device or the items can be attached to the restraining device itself. Using the connection assembly, the restraining device can be quickly attached to a wide variety of locations on the backpack and can be used with a wide variety of types, sizes, and shapes of backpacks. Other embodiments are also described.11-22-2012
20090094798LOW PROFILE CORD LOCK - A low profile cord lock includes a female cord lock member, which has two insertion holes at two sides of an accommodation chamber thereof and two locating grooves in the insertion holes at the bottom side, a male cord lock member, which is received in the accommodation chamber and has a through hole and two protruding blocks that are respectively inserted into the insertion holes of the female cord lock member to allow vertical movement of the male cord lock member relative to the female cord lock member between a first position where the through hole is in axial alignment with the insertion holes for the insertion of a cord member and a second position where the through hole is deviated from the insertion holes and the inserted cord member is clocked, and a spring member mounted supported between the female cord lock member and the male cord lock member to hold male cord lock member in the second position.04-16-2009
20100257701CORD LOCK ASSEMBLY - Embodiments of the present invention provide a cord lock assembly configured to selectively tighten and loosen a draw cord of an article. The cord lock assembly may include a shell, a piston and a spring member. The shell defines an interior chamber and includes aligned shell cord passages. The piston is slidably retained within the interior chamber. The piston includes a piston cord passage formed therethrough. The spring member exerts a force into the piston within the shell so that the piston cord passage is misaligned with respect to the shell cord passages in a locked position. A cord may be operatively secured to the piston and may be configured to be pulled to move the piston to align the piston cord passage with the shell cord passages in an unlocked position so that a draw cord may freely pass therethrough.10-14-2010
20100031477ADJUSTABLE RETAINER - Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a retainer comprising a connecting member and a connector. The connector comprises a body having a first end and a second end, a first holding member, and a second holding member. The first holding member removably holds the first end of the connecting member, and the second holding member removably holds the second end of the connecting member.02-11-2010
20100275417SLIPPING-FREE ONE-WAY BUCKLE - A slipping-free one-way buckle includes a main body composed of a seat and a housing and containing therein two rollers, a turntable, a wheel, and a switching device. The switching device is arranged to project sideways from sidewalls of the seat and the housing and includes a tongue, a stop block, and a switching arm. By being connected with a spring, the stop block can be automatically returned after being displaced for switching so as to position the tongue against one-way ratcheting teeth formed on the turntable. With a rope extending around the turntable and the wheel, a slipping-free one-way buckle is formed. As such, when the switching device is switched by a user's finger, unlocking of buckle is realized.11-04-2010
20120304421CORD CONTROLLER OF WINDOW COVERING - The present invention provides a cord controller to be mounted on a top rail of a window covering. The cord controller includes a base, a cord controlling device, and a cord regulating device. The base has a chamber therein and an inlet and an outlet on opposite sides of the chamber, and the cord controlling device and the cord regulating device are received in the chamber. The cord controlling device has a gap between the inlet and the outlet for the cord to pass through. The cord regulating device is adjacent to the outlet and has cord pressing bar to form a passageway between the cord pressing bar and the base for the cord to pass through. Therefore, the cord controller may avoid the cords twisting and keep a smooth movement of the cords.12-06-2012
20090265893ROPE CLAMPING DEVICE - The disclosure is directed to a rope clamping device, which is made up of the following elements: a central bar, two threaded bolts, two grooved wheels, two large clamps, eight metal washers, and four nuts. The device allows a rope, chain, or cable to pass over a grooved wheel, wherein the rope is held securely when a clamp is released onto the grooved wheel. There is a second clamp and grooved wheel on the opposing side of the device. When both clamps have engaged the rope, chain or cable, the loop of rope, chain or cable is held securely. This is done to serve as an alternative to traditional knot tying in order to quickly and easily secure an object with a rope, chain or cable.10-29-2009
20130212838SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURING PORTIONS OF A CORD - Systems and methods are operable to secure a coiled portion of an electrical cord, a cable, or a rope. An exemplary embodiment has a coil securing portion with an interior surface, a collapsing portion joined with the coil securing portion, and a means for securing the coil retainer in a collapsed position. The coil securing portion and the collapsing portion cooperatively define a substantially tubular interior region and an opening, wherein the interior region is configured to receive a coil portion inserted through the opening when the coil retainer is in an open position. The coiled portion is frictionally secured by the interior surface of the coil securing portion when the coil retainer is secured in the collapsed position.08-22-2013
20100319165Cable Holder Arrangement - A cable holder arrangement, including a protective tube, through which one or more cables are run with radial play, a cable retainer strap, arranged on a holder element at one end thereof and enclosing the protective tube and pulled with the free end region thereof through an opening on the holder element to make enclosing contact with the protective tube and prevented from making a movement in the direction of release of the enclosing contact by a blocking means. The cable is enclosed by a spacer in the region of the cable retainer strap the outer diameter of which approximately corresponds to the inner diameter of the protective tube.12-23-2010
20120124782FASTENING DEVICE - The invention relates to a fastening device (05-24-2012
20090025188Method and apparatus for controlling a rope - A method of directing a rope around a cantilevered support including the steps of: a) providing an apparatus having i) an elongate pole with a proximal region and a distal region spaced from each other in a lengthwise direction, and ii) a rope engaging assembly at the distal region and having at least one surface facing away from the proximal region; b) configuring the rope so that the rope bears against the at least one surface and a portion thereof is thereby formed to be generally U-shaped opening towards the proximal region with the rope in an operative position; c) holding a second portion of the rope and the elongate pole at the proximal region to bear the rope against the at least one surface to maintain the “U” shape; and d) manipulating the elongate pole to cause the U-shaped portion of the rope to be directed around the cantilevered support.01-29-2009
20090064465Cord Fastening System and Method - A system and method for providing cord fastening (CF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally unplugged. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords that may accidentally unplug themselves in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily apply collar mechanisms to the end of cords aft of said cord's respective plug ends, and then subsequently attach said collar mechanisms together using a series of collar ties that are adjustable in length and tension, and tie connectors which facilitate said adjustment of said collar ties. The method comprises a system in which standard electrical cords may be fastened together then held tightly together without easily becoming accidentally unplugged.03-12-2009
20100205784FAST LOOPING-UP AND RELEASING ROPE LOOP ASSEMBLY - A fast looping-up and releasing rope loop assembly includes two one-way locking devices, at least one band, and a buckle. The one-way locking device includes a body constituted by a base and a cover. The one-way locking device allows the pull rope to extend therethrough and to move with respect thereto along a single direction. By inserting the pull rope through a rope entry opening of the base of the one-way locking device and further extending the rope around a rotary disk and a rotary wheel arranged inside the locking device and extending out of the locking device, the one-way locking device that locks the movement of the rope in an opposite direction is completed. When the rope is jammed due to excessive tightening, a presser of the buckle is depressed to release the one-way locking device from the jamming condition so that efficient loop-up and release can be realized.08-19-2010
20130055531SECURING DEVICE - A flag securing assembly includes elongate member formed with an opening, opposed notched ends, and a lug projecting away from the elongate member and which terminates with a free end. A major loop of a line is applied through the opening and is folded over the elongate member forming in the line opposite minor loops applied to the opposed notched ends, a length of the line extending between the minor loops along the elongate member, and standing parts that project outward in opposite directions from the opposed notched ends. A grommet of a flag is applied to the lug between the free end of the lug and the elongate member, and a fastener is applied to the free end of the lug captively retaining the grommet of the flag between the free end of the lug and the elongate member.03-07-2013
20110072621CONNECTOR FOR FALL PROTECTION - In the case of a fall protection connector for connecting a strap to a load-fastening point for a person to be protected against falling, wherein the fall protection connector has a tubular band, at the ends of which respective connecting elements are arranged, wherein a length-variable element is arranged in the tubular band, the arrangement has been brought about in such a manner that the tubular band is formed from an elastic material.03-31-2011
20090126162Cable Clamps - A cable clamp device for use in a well bore to secure cables to pipes and the like includes a flexible fastening member of relatively uniform cross-section, and a block that accepts the fastening member as it encompasses the circumference of the pipe in a loop. The cable clamp also and accepts the cable running axially along the pipe. The flexible fastening member overlaps itself, and is secured in a loop by deformation of its material. The height of the block from the surface of the pipe is greater than the height of the outer surface of the flexible fastening member and the surface of the pipe. The end surfaces of the clamp are angled with respect to the perpendicular of the pipe's surface.05-21-2009
20120233817Window Shade with Enhanced Safety Features - Present invention teaches to build a Roman shade window curtain with enhanced child safety features built into the space between a front shade and a rear shade, where the “free play” of a lift cord is limited due to the “V” hole shape of a V-lock component and the outward pulling is also limited with the use of a safety connector generally place in between the mid vertical point of two rib pieces.09-20-2012
20110203079SYSTEM FOR CONFINING LIFT CORDS IN COVERINGS FOR ARCHITECTURAL OPENINGS - A system for incorporation into a retractable covering that includes a flexible lift cord extending from a headrail to a bottom rail. The system includes a flexible protector of a length similar to that of an associated lift cord with the lift cord being operatively connected to the protector. The protector is in turn connected to a fabric extending between the headrail and the bottom rail at predetermined spaced locations so that any loop of protector formable is limited by the spacing between the locations at which the protector is connected to the fabric. The maximum size of a loop so formed in the protector and thus the lift cord associated therewith is insufficient to encapsulate a body part of a child or infant.08-25-2011
20120066869WINDOW CURTAIN PULL CORD CONCENTRATOR SAFETY DEVICE - A window curtain pull cord concentrator safety device of the present invention provides a concentrator device which enables the gathering together of the free ends of a plurality of pull cords of a window curtain set, and enables complete transmission of a pulling force in an emergency. And basically comprises a drag cup, an inner bottom of a concave cavity of which is provided with a through hole enabling a wire hoop body coupled to a pulling member to penetrate therethrough. The wire hoop body is located in the interior of the drag cup, and displacement of an inner loop side of the wire hoop body relative to the drag cup is used to determine whether the free ends of the pull cords are radially restrained, thereby enabling complete relay transmission of the pulling force. In an emergency, the pull cords are rapidly released, thereby achieving instantaneous prompt safety effectiveness.03-22-2012
20090241295CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR A WINDOW COVERING - A cord safety device for a window covering includes a first and a second body. The first body includes: a first pivot portion, disposed on a periphery; a first fixing portion, disposed on a periphery at a predetermined angle with respect to the first pivot portion; a first stop portion, disposed on an inner side of the first body and protruded towards the second body; a first recess, disposed on an upper periphery; and a guiding block, disposed on one end of the first stop portion adjacent to the first fixing portion, in which the guiding block has a guiding surface for guiding the cords. The second body includes: a second pivot portion, disposed corresponding to the first pivot portion; and a second fixing portion, disposed corresponding to the first fixing portion, thereby being separably fixed with the first fixing portion.10-01-2009
20100299883Window Covering Safety Device - A window covering is disclosed that has a safety device that includes a first cord segment having stops spaced along the first cord segment, and a second cord segment having stops spaced along the second cord segment. The first cord segment and the second cord segment extend from respective end caps. The end caps are configured to connect to the ends of a bottom rail. A first anchor is connected to the first cord segment, and a second anchor is connected to the second cord segment. At least one of the first end cap and the first anchor is configured to releasably connect to the first cord segment at a selected stop on the first cord segment and at least one of the second anchor and the second end cap is configured to releasably connect to the second cord segment at a selected stop on the second cord segment.12-02-2010
20110214258SAFETY DEVICE FOR CORDED WINDOW TREATMENTS - Applicants have disclosed an apparatus and method for avoiding the strangulation of children by dangling cords from window treatments (e.g., window blinds). The preferred apparatus comprises: a substantially flat base; spool means (e.g., a notched spool), extending from an end portion of the base, for physically winding a set of dangling cords (or a looped dangling cord) around from the window treatment; and connection means (e.g., a slide), extending from another end portion of the base, for connecting the apparatus, with the wound cord, into an uncovered top bracket for the window treatment. The preferred connection means is a slide, which either slides or clips into the uncovered bracket. For instances where brackets are unavailable (e.g., Roman shades or some mini-blinds), a suction cup can be used to attach the apparatus to the window frame or window, adjacent the highest point of the window treatment.09-08-2011
20110185540Anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device - An anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device. The apparatus includes a tube. The tube at first has the looped cord of the window covering device enter therein, then has the looped cord of the window covering device exit therefrom and run therealong, and then has the looped cord of the window covering device reenter therein again where the looped cord of the window covering device is reeved, and in so doing, the anti-strangulation device is allowed to hang freely with the looped cord of the window covering device and keep the looped cord of the window covering device snug enough against the tube to prevent strangulation by the looped cord of the window covering device, while allowing the looped cord of the window covering device to remain fully operational.08-04-2011
20120060329CORD LOCKER AND WINDOW COVERING HAVING THE CORD LOCKER FOR LENGTH ADJUSTMENT - A cord locker includes a plate with a through hole and a sidewall connected to an edge of the plate. The sidewall has at least a slot. The cord locker is incorporated in a length adjusting mechanism of a window covering, in which a cord has an end fixed to a top rail of the window covering and the other end passing through the through hole of the plate via a bottom of the cord locker, and then the cord is turned to pass through the slot of the sidewall, and then cross the plate and turn back to pass through the slot for fastening the cord and adjusting the length of the cord that the cord is quickly fastened to adjust a length of the window covering.03-15-2012
20120000036SAFETY CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A safety cord release for a window covering has a top section, a middle section, and a bottom section from a top to a bottom thereof. The safety cord release has a right case and a left case combined with the right case. There are several pairs of couplers on the right case and the left case located at the top section, the middle section and the bottom section respectively for engagement to reduce a transverse force from cords and to separate the right case and the left case immediately to release the cords for safety.01-05-2012
20110094065Safety Device For Window Covering Operator - A safety device for use with a control loop of a window covering includes one or a pair of rigid elongated housings configured to be mounted in a fixed vertical orientation adjacent one side of the window covering. Each elongated housing defines a longitudinal channel therein that is configured to receive portions of the control loop therein so as to prevent small children from becoming entangled with or strangled by the control loop.04-28-2011
20120167350SAFETY RELEASE DEVICE FOR ROMAN BLIND PULL CORD - A safety release device for Roman blind pull cord is disposed between the control pull cord of the Roman blind and a lower suspension thereof. The safety release device includes a latch body for connecting with the pull cord, a latch ring seat connected with the lower suspension of the Roman blind, and a connection barrel. The latch body can be plugged into and latched with the connection barrel or extracted out of the connection barrel. The latch body has a latch force greater than the weight of the suspended Roman blind. When an abnormal pulling force greater than the latch force between the latch body and the connection barrel is applied to the pull cord in any direction, the latch body will be easily extracted out of the connection barrel to avoid tangle of the pull cord with a kid and ensure safety in use of the Roman blind.07-05-2012
20120266416WINDOW ADJUSTMENT CORD SAFETY CONNECTOR - A window covering cord collection and coordination device of the invention involves two halves of an assembly which acts as an enclosure for collection of upper control lines, and as an attachment for a downwardly extending single actuation line which may be optionally employed. A key projection member fits within a complementary key slot member at a first or upper end of the window covering cord collection and coordination device and which is oriented and designed to disengage upon any significant downward separating force acting upon the series of upper controlled lines which the window covering cord collection and coordination device engages through an upper slot which enables upper controlled lines to exert a separating force against the first and second housing sections which make up the window covering cord collection and coordination device.10-25-2012
20130111709CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release for a window covering includes at least two cases engaged together to form a barrel with an opening at a top thereof. The cord release is defined with a frontal plane and a sagittal plane. A left side and a right side are defined at opposite sides of the sagittal plane, and a front side and a back side are defined at opposite sides of the frontal plane. The opening has a first collecting portion at the front side of the frontal plane and the right side of the sagittal plane, and a second collecting portion at the back side of the frontal plane and the left side of the sagittal plane. Therefore, the cords will be led to the first collecting portion and the second collecting portion to disengage the cases by the struggle force.05-09-2013
20080196213SAFETY RETAINER FOR USE IN CURTAIN CONTROLLING ROPES - A safety retainer for use in curtain controlling ropes comprises first and second housings which engage with each other, wherein the first and second housings include four holes formed on the tops thereof, and two of the holes are formed by combining two semicircle-shaped holes together, between the first and second housings are respectively disposed protrusions and recesses corresponding to each other, on the combined bottom surface of the first and second housings is arranged a bore, such that the two or more controlling ropes are individually inserted into the holes and extended out of the bore for being limited, and a groove is annularly formed on the combined side periphery of the first and second housings for receiving a loop, thereby allowing the controlling ropes to be retained in the groove by the loop, and causing the first and second housings disengagement from each other because an external weight concentrate onto the safety retainer.08-21-2008
20100299882CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR WINDOW BLIND - The present invention relates to a cord safety device for a window blind that includes: a housing which includes a first member and a second member, the first member and second member adjoined by a connecting member; an attachment mechanism mounted on the housing, where the attachment mechanism provides a method to attach the device to cords used to adjust the configuration of the window blind; and a cavity between the first member and second member, where the cavity stores the cords when the first member and second member are in a closed position. In one exemplary embodiment, the first member includes a first base portion with a first skirt extending from a periphery of the first base portion and the second member includes a second base portion with a second skirt extending from a periphery of the second base portion.12-02-2010
20120017399SAFETY CURTAIN STRUCTURE - In a safety curtain structure, an assembly of a pulling string and a curtain brake mechanism can be separated easily when a force is applied onto the curtain pulling string by accident, such that a binding force of the pulling string can be released quickly to assure the safety for protecting children's limbs at a certain height, and allowing the pulling string to fully apply a force to a brake mechanism to satisfy the requirement of moving or stopping a reasonable load when a curtain is rolled normally.01-26-2012
20090249586ROPE GRIPPING TENSIONING DEVICE - A rope tensioning device configured to prevent unintentional disengagement of the device from the rope. A jam-cleat arrangement coupled with a closed or semi-closed passageway enables the device to function as a tensioning aid while the user may release the device without it falling off the rope.10-08-2009
024115000 Bendable, ductible 3
20080256760QUICK RELEASE LINE ATTACHMENT - An attachment device attachable to a string, rope, cord or other flexible line that remains in a fixed position on the line without knotting the line or clamping the device to the line. The attachment device is quickly attached and removed without the need for additional tools to attach or release the device from the line. The device includes a secondary attachment to allow a second device to be permanently attached to the attachment device, allowing the second device to be quickly attached and released from a line.10-23-2008
20100139051Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes, with a ratchet mechanism holding the members in relatively rotated positions to hold the rope or line segments clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation.06-10-2010
20090300887One way adjustable locking device - the present invention provides a one way adjustable locking device for tensioning and securing a flexible line. The device has a cavity in it which has a bottom and or top tapered on an angle. This creates a cavity with the height on one end smaller that the other. A pin or ball is then assembled and retained into the cavity. The pin or ball travels up and down the cavity which is on an angle. The strapping, rope, or twine is threaded into the device above or underneath the pin or ball. The interference fit between the line and the pin or ball against the top or bottom of the cavity moves the pin or ball up or down the angled cavity depending on the direction the line is pulled. The design of the device enables the line to be adjusted and tensioned when pulled in the direction of the largest opening in the cavity. When the line is pulled in the direction of the smallest opening in the cavity the pin or ball binds the line at the smallest point retaining the applied tension and preventing the line from traveling in the same direction pulled. This is what creates the unique one-way locking feature.12-10-2009
20090056083Slide for life-line - Slide displaced along a life-line, includes a body (03-05-2009
20110138582Clip for Holding a Fastening Elastic String - The purpose of this invention is to easily conduct operation to fix a fastening elastic string in order to attach a seat back cover to a seat back main body.06-16-2011
20110283484RIGGING, RIGGING TERMINALS, AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING RIGGING AND RIGGING TERMINALS FOR A SAILBOAT - Composite rigging, rigging terminals, methods of forming composite rigging, and methods of assembling the rigging terminals in a rigging system of a sailboat incorporate a sling of composite fibers having an equivalent cross-sectional profile and stretch resistance, but greater strength and less weight as compared to steel rigging. The rigging terminal includes a terminal fitting having a first opening, a second opening, and an interior space, and a terminal insert disposed inside the interior space. The terminal insert is formed with a first end disposed toward the first opening of the fitting, first and second posts disposed on the first end, and a second end having a shape tapered and disposed toward the second opening of the fitting. One or more composite fibers can be wound around the first end of the insert and held in a space between wall of the terminal fitting interior space and the terminal insert.11-24-2011
20130097812CORD, CABLE AND HOSE FASTENING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for providing cord, cable and hose fastening (CCHF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, cables and hoses, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally disconnected or unplugged from their supply sources. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords, cables and hoses that may accidentally disconnect or unplug themselves from power, fluid or material supplies (PFMS) or fixed connecting boxes or outlets, in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily use PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers to either capture collar ties, tie connectors or a combination of both that may be used by existing cord, cable and hose fastening systems in order to allow said systems to ensure their respective cords, cables or hoses do not become accidentally disconnected from their appropriate PFMS. Said system applies collar tie stays and/or tie connectors in conjunction PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers in order to facilitate said present invention.04-25-2013
20090276981Flush cleat - A rope cleat secures a rope to a structure. The cleat has a body with opposite first and second portions joined along a longitudinal central plane. The body has a U-shaped cavity inside it tapering between a large entrance leg and a smaller exit leg, which communicate at a confluent portion. A flange is integrally attached to the body first portion. The flange is mounted against the structure through a mounting hole. The flange has an entrance hole and an exit hole spaced apart and extending through the flange. The rope is easily inserted into the large entrance hole, through the U-shaped cavity, and out the smaller exit hole. A knot is then tied to secure the rope in the cleat. The cleat has registration pins on one body portion, and corresponding registration holes on the opposite portion. The pins align the body first and second portions for assembly with a screw.11-12-2009
20090049654 - A tie wrap having a rope folded generally in half to define a first half of the rope and a second half of the rope. The tie wrap has a barrel lock fit with the rope so that the first half of the rope and the second half of the rope are thread through the barrel lock to define a loop in the rope. The rope is interlaced to define a first knot that terminates the loop at a first end of the tie wrap and the rope is interlaced to define a second knot at the second end of the tie wrap.02-26-2009
20110173780SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ROPE - A device for controlling movement of a rope comprising a main part and a bar part. The main part comprises first and second side members and first and second end members. The bar part defines an opening, and the first side member extends through the opening. The bar part is displaced to allow a portion of the rope to be arranged within the central opening and at least partly around the bar part. The bar part is displaced such that the main part and the bar part define first and second opening portions of the central opening and the portion of the rope extends through the first and second opening portions and at least partly around the bar part.07-21-2011
20110061208ROPE LOCKING DEVICE - The present invention is a tensioning device that is inexpensive to manufacture and is useful for various rope tensioning applications. The rope locking device according to the present invention can be used anywhere along a length of rope that is being used to hold, tie down, or secure a load or item. The rope locking device includes: a body having a first end, a second end, and side ends; a first bore extending through the body; a second bore extending through the body, wherein the second bore is horizontally aligned and spaced apart from said first bore by a first space, wherein the first and second bore are located proximate to the first end of the body; a third bore extending through the body, wherein the third bore is located proximate to the second end of the body, and wherein the third bore is spaced from said first and second bores; a first slot vertically aligned with the first bore; a second slot vertically aligned with the second bore, wherein the second slot is spaced from the first slot by a second space; and a cam element pivotally mounted within the third bore.03-17-2011
20110005039Temporary sheet splice apparatus and method - The apparatus and method of the present invention provide an ability to repair a separated sheet in a very short period of time. Moreover, the apparatus of the present invention may be applied to a wide range of sheet diameters. A sleeve is provided that has opposed teeth internally. The ends of the separated sheet are placed in opposite ends of the sleeve and, when tension is applied, the sleeve contracts, causing the opposing teeth to bite into the ends of the sheet. Due to the contraction of the sleeve, the repaired sheet is capable of passing over a sheave in the normal fashion.01-13-2011
20110258814Cord Runner for Panel Track Window Coverings - The present invention is an improved cord runner for use with a track of a panel track window covering. The track which is used with the cord runner has a first and a second channel separated by a wall having an elongated groove separating the first and second channels. The cord runner includes a body having opposite first and second ends, opposite first and second sides, a top and a bottom, the body being dimensioned to fit within the first channel. The cord runner further includes a pair of side guides formed on the first side of the body, said pair of side guides having a T shaped profile, said pair of side guides being dimensioned to extend through the groove and into the second channel.10-27-2011
20110107557Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes. A ratchet mechanism holds the members in any relatively rotated position to hold rope or line segments inserted into the holes clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation. In a second embodiment two sets of smaller holes are provided to separately clamp two rope or line segments.05-12-2011
20110154619Cable termination system - A cable termination system and method of assembly is provided that clamps strength members of the cable after they have been wrapped around a winding member. The clamping force required is therefore reduced by the capstan effect of the winding member. The winding member is preferably a torus that encircles the cable, and the system may comprise a number of progressively larger tori arranged in sequence along the cable to provide sufficient room for wrapping all of the strength members around them.06-30-2011
20130007990CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release of the present invention includes two cases engaged together to form a shell with a top opening at a top thereof. At least one of the cases is provided with a guiding member at a top thereof, and the guiding member is located at a junction of the cases. The guiding member has a guiding face with a convex surface facing the center of the top opening. Therefore, the guiding member may lead the cords to opposite sides of the top opening, which are located away from the junction of the case, to disengage the cases easily.01-10-2013
20120102679ADJUSTABLE SOCKET FOR FERRULE ROPE - An adjustable socket for receiving a ferrule rope comprises an elongated body, a primary stop, a channel and an adjustable stop. The primary stop comprises an opening in the body dimensioned larger than a diameter of a rope portion of the ferrule rope and smaller than a ferrule end of the ferrule rope, and a surface of the body adjacent the opening against which the ferrule end can bear. The channel is defined in communication with the opening and extending along the body. The channel has a cross sectional open area larger than the opening and is dimensioned to receive the ferrule end of the ferrule rope. The adjustable stop is selectively actuatable to define a secondary stop spaced from the primary stop along the channel and against which the ferrule end can bear, thereby changing a length of the ferrule rope.05-03-2012
20100050396Removable chock insert liner assembly - A Removable Chock Insert Liner Assembly to be affixed to a chock includes an α Insert Panel, a β Insert Panel, a Δ Insert Panel, an Ω Insert Panel, and a Bridge Member. The Bridge Member has an upper bridge surface, a lower bridge surface, an anterior end, a posterior end, a first slot and a second slot.03-04-2010
20080301913Device for preventing tangling of a coiled cord - Provided herein are devices for preventing tangling of a coiled cord, for example, a telephone cord. The devices comprise an elongate, flexible cord with dimensions less than the interior dimensions of the coiled cord that has a first and second end and means for rounding the first and second ends of the elongate, flexible cord, for example, caps. Also provided is a system comprising the device and means for fastening the device to the coiled cord.12-11-2008
20110119873PULL LEAD HOLDER / ANCHOR INDICATOR - A pull lead holder indicating a pulling direction of the pull lead for a desired operation of a device, the pull lead holder comprising: a directional indicator selected from the group consisting of a variation in color, a variation in texture, and combinations thereof, so that a pulling direction is indicated for a desired operation of such device.05-26-2011
20120317754SAFETY CORD CONNECTOR FOR WINDOW BLIND - A safety cord connector for a window blind includes a first half shell and a second half shell combined with the first half shell in such a way that a positioning protrusion extending from an inner surface of the second half shell is inserted into a positioning notch formed on an inner surface of the first half shell so as hold the first and second half shells together. When an external force exceeding the engaging force between the positioning protrusion and the positioning notch exerts between the first and second half shells, the positioning protrusion will separate away from the positioning notch to enable the combined first and second half shells to be split from each other so as to enhance safety in use.12-20-2012
20120291229BACKPACK STORAGE APPARATUS - Apparatus used to create storage space on the outside of a backpack and method for using such apparatus are described. The storage apparatus comprises a restraining device configured to store items on the outside of a backpack and an assembly for connecting the restraining device to a backpack. This assembly contains a grasping device and a connection device removably attached to the grasping device so that the fabric of the backpack is retained between the grasping device and the connection device. Items can then be stored on the outside of the backpack under the restraining device or the items can be attached to the restraining device itself. Using the connection assembly, the restraining device can be quickly attached to a wide variety of locations on the backpack and can be used with a wide variety of types, sizes, and shapes of backpacks. Other embodiments are also described.11-22-2012
20090094798LOW PROFILE CORD LOCK - A low profile cord lock includes a female cord lock member, which has two insertion holes at two sides of an accommodation chamber thereof and two locating grooves in the insertion holes at the bottom side, a male cord lock member, which is received in the accommodation chamber and has a through hole and two protruding blocks that are respectively inserted into the insertion holes of the female cord lock member to allow vertical movement of the male cord lock member relative to the female cord lock member between a first position where the through hole is in axial alignment with the insertion holes for the insertion of a cord member and a second position where the through hole is deviated from the insertion holes and the inserted cord member is clocked, and a spring member mounted supported between the female cord lock member and the male cord lock member to hold male cord lock member in the second position.04-16-2009
20100257701CORD LOCK ASSEMBLY - Embodiments of the present invention provide a cord lock assembly configured to selectively tighten and loosen a draw cord of an article. The cord lock assembly may include a shell, a piston and a spring member. The shell defines an interior chamber and includes aligned shell cord passages. The piston is slidably retained within the interior chamber. The piston includes a piston cord passage formed therethrough. The spring member exerts a force into the piston within the shell so that the piston cord passage is misaligned with respect to the shell cord passages in a locked position. A cord may be operatively secured to the piston and may be configured to be pulled to move the piston to align the piston cord passage with the shell cord passages in an unlocked position so that a draw cord may freely pass therethrough.10-14-2010
20100031477ADJUSTABLE RETAINER - Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a retainer comprising a connecting member and a connector. The connector comprises a body having a first end and a second end, a first holding member, and a second holding member. The first holding member removably holds the first end of the connecting member, and the second holding member removably holds the second end of the connecting member.02-11-2010
20100275417SLIPPING-FREE ONE-WAY BUCKLE - A slipping-free one-way buckle includes a main body composed of a seat and a housing and containing therein two rollers, a turntable, a wheel, and a switching device. The switching device is arranged to project sideways from sidewalls of the seat and the housing and includes a tongue, a stop block, and a switching arm. By being connected with a spring, the stop block can be automatically returned after being displaced for switching so as to position the tongue against one-way ratcheting teeth formed on the turntable. With a rope extending around the turntable and the wheel, a slipping-free one-way buckle is formed. As such, when the switching device is switched by a user's finger, unlocking of buckle is realized.11-04-2010
20120304421CORD CONTROLLER OF WINDOW COVERING - The present invention provides a cord controller to be mounted on a top rail of a window covering. The cord controller includes a base, a cord controlling device, and a cord regulating device. The base has a chamber therein and an inlet and an outlet on opposite sides of the chamber, and the cord controlling device and the cord regulating device are received in the chamber. The cord controlling device has a gap between the inlet and the outlet for the cord to pass through. The cord regulating device is adjacent to the outlet and has cord pressing bar to form a passageway between the cord pressing bar and the base for the cord to pass through. Therefore, the cord controller may avoid the cords twisting and keep a smooth movement of the cords.12-06-2012
20090265893ROPE CLAMPING DEVICE - The disclosure is directed to a rope clamping device, which is made up of the following elements: a central bar, two threaded bolts, two grooved wheels, two large clamps, eight metal washers, and four nuts. The device allows a rope, chain, or cable to pass over a grooved wheel, wherein the rope is held securely when a clamp is released onto the grooved wheel. There is a second clamp and grooved wheel on the opposing side of the device. When both clamps have engaged the rope, chain or cable, the loop of rope, chain or cable is held securely. This is done to serve as an alternative to traditional knot tying in order to quickly and easily secure an object with a rope, chain or cable.10-29-2009
20130212838SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURING PORTIONS OF A CORD - Systems and methods are operable to secure a coiled portion of an electrical cord, a cable, or a rope. An exemplary embodiment has a coil securing portion with an interior surface, a collapsing portion joined with the coil securing portion, and a means for securing the coil retainer in a collapsed position. The coil securing portion and the collapsing portion cooperatively define a substantially tubular interior region and an opening, wherein the interior region is configured to receive a coil portion inserted through the opening when the coil retainer is in an open position. The coiled portion is frictionally secured by the interior surface of the coil securing portion when the coil retainer is secured in the collapsed position.08-22-2013
20100319165Cable Holder Arrangement - A cable holder arrangement, including a protective tube, through which one or more cables are run with radial play, a cable retainer strap, arranged on a holder element at one end thereof and enclosing the protective tube and pulled with the free end region thereof through an opening on the holder element to make enclosing contact with the protective tube and prevented from making a movement in the direction of release of the enclosing contact by a blocking means. The cable is enclosed by a spacer in the region of the cable retainer strap the outer diameter of which approximately corresponds to the inner diameter of the protective tube.12-23-2010
20120124782FASTENING DEVICE - The invention relates to a fastening device (05-24-2012
20090025188Method and apparatus for controlling a rope - A method of directing a rope around a cantilevered support including the steps of: a) providing an apparatus having i) an elongate pole with a proximal region and a distal region spaced from each other in a lengthwise direction, and ii) a rope engaging assembly at the distal region and having at least one surface facing away from the proximal region; b) configuring the rope so that the rope bears against the at least one surface and a portion thereof is thereby formed to be generally U-shaped opening towards the proximal region with the rope in an operative position; c) holding a second portion of the rope and the elongate pole at the proximal region to bear the rope against the at least one surface to maintain the “U” shape; and d) manipulating the elongate pole to cause the U-shaped portion of the rope to be directed around the cantilevered support.01-29-2009
20090064465Cord Fastening System and Method - A system and method for providing cord fastening (CF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally unplugged. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords that may accidentally unplug themselves in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily apply collar mechanisms to the end of cords aft of said cord's respective plug ends, and then subsequently attach said collar mechanisms together using a series of collar ties that are adjustable in length and tension, and tie connectors which facilitate said adjustment of said collar ties. The method comprises a system in which standard electrical cords may be fastened together then held tightly together without easily becoming accidentally unplugged.03-12-2009
20100205784FAST LOOPING-UP AND RELEASING ROPE LOOP ASSEMBLY - A fast looping-up and releasing rope loop assembly includes two one-way locking devices, at least one band, and a buckle. The one-way locking device includes a body constituted by a base and a cover. The one-way locking device allows the pull rope to extend therethrough and to move with respect thereto along a single direction. By inserting the pull rope through a rope entry opening of the base of the one-way locking device and further extending the rope around a rotary disk and a rotary wheel arranged inside the locking device and extending out of the locking device, the one-way locking device that locks the movement of the rope in an opposite direction is completed. When the rope is jammed due to excessive tightening, a presser of the buckle is depressed to release the one-way locking device from the jamming condition so that efficient loop-up and release can be realized.08-19-2010
20130055531SECURING DEVICE - A flag securing assembly includes elongate member formed with an opening, opposed notched ends, and a lug projecting away from the elongate member and which terminates with a free end. A major loop of a line is applied through the opening and is folded over the elongate member forming in the line opposite minor loops applied to the opposed notched ends, a length of the line extending between the minor loops along the elongate member, and standing parts that project outward in opposite directions from the opposed notched ends. A grommet of a flag is applied to the lug between the free end of the lug and the elongate member, and a fastener is applied to the free end of the lug captively retaining the grommet of the flag between the free end of the lug and the elongate member.03-07-2013
20110072621CONNECTOR FOR FALL PROTECTION - In the case of a fall protection connector for connecting a strap to a load-fastening point for a person to be protected against falling, wherein the fall protection connector has a tubular band, at the ends of which respective connecting elements are arranged, wherein a length-variable element is arranged in the tubular band, the arrangement has been brought about in such a manner that the tubular band is formed from an elastic material.03-31-2011
20090126162Cable Clamps - A cable clamp device for use in a well bore to secure cables to pipes and the like includes a flexible fastening member of relatively uniform cross-section, and a block that accepts the fastening member as it encompasses the circumference of the pipe in a loop. The cable clamp also and accepts the cable running axially along the pipe. The flexible fastening member overlaps itself, and is secured in a loop by deformation of its material. The height of the block from the surface of the pipe is greater than the height of the outer surface of the flexible fastening member and the surface of the pipe. The end surfaces of the clamp are angled with respect to the perpendicular of the pipe's surface.05-21-2009
20120233817Window Shade with Enhanced Safety Features - Present invention teaches to build a Roman shade window curtain with enhanced child safety features built into the space between a front shade and a rear shade, where the “free play” of a lift cord is limited due to the “V” hole shape of a V-lock component and the outward pulling is also limited with the use of a safety connector generally place in between the mid vertical point of two rib pieces.09-20-2012
20110203079SYSTEM FOR CONFINING LIFT CORDS IN COVERINGS FOR ARCHITECTURAL OPENINGS - A system for incorporation into a retractable covering that includes a flexible lift cord extending from a headrail to a bottom rail. The system includes a flexible protector of a length similar to that of an associated lift cord with the lift cord being operatively connected to the protector. The protector is in turn connected to a fabric extending between the headrail and the bottom rail at predetermined spaced locations so that any loop of protector formable is limited by the spacing between the locations at which the protector is connected to the fabric. The maximum size of a loop so formed in the protector and thus the lift cord associated therewith is insufficient to encapsulate a body part of a child or infant.08-25-2011
20120066869WINDOW CURTAIN PULL CORD CONCENTRATOR SAFETY DEVICE - A window curtain pull cord concentrator safety device of the present invention provides a concentrator device which enables the gathering together of the free ends of a plurality of pull cords of a window curtain set, and enables complete transmission of a pulling force in an emergency. And basically comprises a drag cup, an inner bottom of a concave cavity of which is provided with a through hole enabling a wire hoop body coupled to a pulling member to penetrate therethrough. The wire hoop body is located in the interior of the drag cup, and displacement of an inner loop side of the wire hoop body relative to the drag cup is used to determine whether the free ends of the pull cords are radially restrained, thereby enabling complete relay transmission of the pulling force. In an emergency, the pull cords are rapidly released, thereby achieving instantaneous prompt safety effectiveness.03-22-2012
20090241295CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR A WINDOW COVERING - A cord safety device for a window covering includes a first and a second body. The first body includes: a first pivot portion, disposed on a periphery; a first fixing portion, disposed on a periphery at a predetermined angle with respect to the first pivot portion; a first stop portion, disposed on an inner side of the first body and protruded towards the second body; a first recess, disposed on an upper periphery; and a guiding block, disposed on one end of the first stop portion adjacent to the first fixing portion, in which the guiding block has a guiding surface for guiding the cords. The second body includes: a second pivot portion, disposed corresponding to the first pivot portion; and a second fixing portion, disposed corresponding to the first fixing portion, thereby being separably fixed with the first fixing portion.10-01-2009
20100299883Window Covering Safety Device - A window covering is disclosed that has a safety device that includes a first cord segment having stops spaced along the first cord segment, and a second cord segment having stops spaced along the second cord segment. The first cord segment and the second cord segment extend from respective end caps. The end caps are configured to connect to the ends of a bottom rail. A first anchor is connected to the first cord segment, and a second anchor is connected to the second cord segment. At least one of the first end cap and the first anchor is configured to releasably connect to the first cord segment at a selected stop on the first cord segment and at least one of the second anchor and the second end cap is configured to releasably connect to the second cord segment at a selected stop on the second cord segment.12-02-2010
20110214258SAFETY DEVICE FOR CORDED WINDOW TREATMENTS - Applicants have disclosed an apparatus and method for avoiding the strangulation of children by dangling cords from window treatments (e.g., window blinds). The preferred apparatus comprises: a substantially flat base; spool means (e.g., a notched spool), extending from an end portion of the base, for physically winding a set of dangling cords (or a looped dangling cord) around from the window treatment; and connection means (e.g., a slide), extending from another end portion of the base, for connecting the apparatus, with the wound cord, into an uncovered top bracket for the window treatment. The preferred connection means is a slide, which either slides or clips into the uncovered bracket. For instances where brackets are unavailable (e.g., Roman shades or some mini-blinds), a suction cup can be used to attach the apparatus to the window frame or window, adjacent the highest point of the window treatment.09-08-2011
20110185540Anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device - An anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device. The apparatus includes a tube. The tube at first has the looped cord of the window covering device enter therein, then has the looped cord of the window covering device exit therefrom and run therealong, and then has the looped cord of the window covering device reenter therein again where the looped cord of the window covering device is reeved, and in so doing, the anti-strangulation device is allowed to hang freely with the looped cord of the window covering device and keep the looped cord of the window covering device snug enough against the tube to prevent strangulation by the looped cord of the window covering device, while allowing the looped cord of the window covering device to remain fully operational.08-04-2011
20120060329CORD LOCKER AND WINDOW COVERING HAVING THE CORD LOCKER FOR LENGTH ADJUSTMENT - A cord locker includes a plate with a through hole and a sidewall connected to an edge of the plate. The sidewall has at least a slot. The cord locker is incorporated in a length adjusting mechanism of a window covering, in which a cord has an end fixed to a top rail of the window covering and the other end passing through the through hole of the plate via a bottom of the cord locker, and then the cord is turned to pass through the slot of the sidewall, and then cross the plate and turn back to pass through the slot for fastening the cord and adjusting the length of the cord that the cord is quickly fastened to adjust a length of the window covering.03-15-2012
20120000036SAFETY CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A safety cord release for a window covering has a top section, a middle section, and a bottom section from a top to a bottom thereof. The safety cord release has a right case and a left case combined with the right case. There are several pairs of couplers on the right case and the left case located at the top section, the middle section and the bottom section respectively for engagement to reduce a transverse force from cords and to separate the right case and the left case immediately to release the cords for safety.01-05-2012
20110094065Safety Device For Window Covering Operator - A safety device for use with a control loop of a window covering includes one or a pair of rigid elongated housings configured to be mounted in a fixed vertical orientation adjacent one side of the window covering. Each elongated housing defines a longitudinal channel therein that is configured to receive portions of the control loop therein so as to prevent small children from becoming entangled with or strangled by the control loop.04-28-2011
20120167350SAFETY RELEASE DEVICE FOR ROMAN BLIND PULL CORD - A safety release device for Roman blind pull cord is disposed between the control pull cord of the Roman blind and a lower suspension thereof. The safety release device includes a latch body for connecting with the pull cord, a latch ring seat connected with the lower suspension of the Roman blind, and a connection barrel. The latch body can be plugged into and latched with the connection barrel or extracted out of the connection barrel. The latch body has a latch force greater than the weight of the suspended Roman blind. When an abnormal pulling force greater than the latch force between the latch body and the connection barrel is applied to the pull cord in any direction, the latch body will be easily extracted out of the connection barrel to avoid tangle of the pull cord with a kid and ensure safety in use of the Roman blind.07-05-2012
20120266416WINDOW ADJUSTMENT CORD SAFETY CONNECTOR - A window covering cord collection and coordination device of the invention involves two halves of an assembly which acts as an enclosure for collection of upper control lines, and as an attachment for a downwardly extending single actuation line which may be optionally employed. A key projection member fits within a complementary key slot member at a first or upper end of the window covering cord collection and coordination device and which is oriented and designed to disengage upon any significant downward separating force acting upon the series of upper controlled lines which the window covering cord collection and coordination device engages through an upper slot which enables upper controlled lines to exert a separating force against the first and second housing sections which make up the window covering cord collection and coordination device.10-25-2012
20130111709CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release for a window covering includes at least two cases engaged together to form a barrel with an opening at a top thereof. The cord release is defined with a frontal plane and a sagittal plane. A left side and a right side are defined at opposite sides of the sagittal plane, and a front side and a back side are defined at opposite sides of the frontal plane. The opening has a first collecting portion at the front side of the frontal plane and the right side of the sagittal plane, and a second collecting portion at the back side of the frontal plane and the left side of the sagittal plane. Therefore, the cords will be led to the first collecting portion and the second collecting portion to disengage the cases by the struggle force.05-09-2013
20080196213SAFETY RETAINER FOR USE IN CURTAIN CONTROLLING ROPES - A safety retainer for use in curtain controlling ropes comprises first and second housings which engage with each other, wherein the first and second housings include four holes formed on the tops thereof, and two of the holes are formed by combining two semicircle-shaped holes together, between the first and second housings are respectively disposed protrusions and recesses corresponding to each other, on the combined bottom surface of the first and second housings is arranged a bore, such that the two or more controlling ropes are individually inserted into the holes and extended out of the bore for being limited, and a groove is annularly formed on the combined side periphery of the first and second housings for receiving a loop, thereby allowing the controlling ropes to be retained in the groove by the loop, and causing the first and second housings disengagement from each other because an external weight concentrate onto the safety retainer.08-21-2008
20100299882CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR WINDOW BLIND - The present invention relates to a cord safety device for a window blind that includes: a housing which includes a first member and a second member, the first member and second member adjoined by a connecting member; an attachment mechanism mounted on the housing, where the attachment mechanism provides a method to attach the device to cords used to adjust the configuration of the window blind; and a cavity between the first member and second member, where the cavity stores the cords when the first member and second member are in a closed position. In one exemplary embodiment, the first member includes a first base portion with a first skirt extending from a periphery of the first base portion and the second member includes a second base portion with a second skirt extending from a periphery of the second base portion.12-02-2010
20120017399SAFETY CURTAIN STRUCTURE - In a safety curtain structure, an assembly of a pulling string and a curtain brake mechanism can be separated easily when a force is applied onto the curtain pulling string by accident, such that a binding force of the pulling string can be released quickly to assure the safety for protecting children's limbs at a certain height, and allowing the pulling string to fully apply a force to a brake mechanism to satisfy the requirement of moving or stopping a reasonable load when a curtain is rolled normally.01-26-2012
20090249586ROPE GRIPPING TENSIONING DEVICE - A rope tensioning device configured to prevent unintentional disengagement of the device from the rope. A jam-cleat arrangement coupled with a closed or semi-closed passageway enables the device to function as a tensioning aid while the user may release the device without it falling off the rope.10-08-2009
024127000 Friction disk 2
20100299884ROPE-BUCKLE - A rope buckle includes a first clamping plate and a second clamping plate, substantially parallel to each other, a through hole and a pivot seat disposed on both ends of the first clamping plate respectively, a position limit module disposed adjacent to the through hole, a positioning rod pivotally installed to an end of the second clamping plate and passed through the through hole of the first clamping plate, and whose end being secured by a fixing nut, and a press module having a press rod provided for passing a first pivot to pivotally install a pivot seat of the first clamping plate, and an end of the press rod is extended to a position positioned by the position limit module, and another end of the press rod is pulled at the second clamping plate for clamping and fixing the second clamping plate and the first clamping plate.12-02-2010
20100281656Detachable synthetic rope connector - A detachable synthetic rope connector with connector body, bale, main load pin sub assembly, and a restraining load sub assembly that permits the use of large diameter synthetic and other mooring components such as cable and chain on offshore work vessels without specialized deck equipment. The inventive connector allows for safe and redundant restraint of a mooring segment in order to provide transfer of the tension load while providing connection features that simplify separation and the reduction of safety risks to vessel working personnel and the environment, and the features allow for the connector to be separated easily while the portion holding the rope is restrained while the bale can be removed.11-11-2010
024128000 Knot engaging 1
20090288274DEVICE FOR FASTENING SAFETY AND WORKING ROPES ON TELESCOPIC COLUMNS OF APPARATUS FOR LIFTING BOARDS ONTO CEILINGS AND WALLS - A device is fixed horizontally on an accommodating column of alternative profiles, and include an L shaped plate with a horizontal face and a vertical face connected together by a curved central section having a wide radius. The plate has two parallel and identical oblong holes formed in a height of the plate. These holes allow the positioning and passage of traction and safety ropes. The ropes having at their ends stops coming into contact with a lower side of the plate.11-26-2009
024122300 Sheathed strand 1
20120066870QUICK-FIT ANCHORING DEVICE FOR ANCHORING A SHEATH OF A CONTROL CABLE TO A MOUNTING BRACKET - A quick-fit anchoring device for anchoring a sheath of a control cable to a mounting bracket is disclosed, which has a slot shaped generally as a U opening to a side of the mounting bracket, wherein the slot comprises a receiving portion of circular shape which is closed along an arc of circumference extending more than 180 degrees and less than 360 degrees so as to define an opening the width of which is smaller than the diameter of the receiving portion. The device comprises a hollow body adapted to be fixed to the sheath, a collar mounted on the body coaxially therewith and rotatably relative thereto about an axis of rotation coinciding with its own axis, and a spring interposed between the body and the collar. The collar forms a pair of axial projections shaped so as to be insertable into the slot by translation along a direction of insertion laying in the plane of the mounting bracket, when the collar is in a first angular position, and to be locked in the slot in this direction of insertion, when the collar is in a second angular position rotated relative to the first one. The spring is arranged to apply on the collar a torque tending to rotate this latter from the first to the second angular position. The body is provided with a ratchet cooperating with a locking seat of the collar to keep the collar locked in the first angular position, when the anchoring device is not mounted on the mounting bracket, and to unlock the collar, when the anchoring device is inserted into the slot, so as to cause the collar to rotate automatically from the first to the second position as a result of the torque applied by the spring.03-22-2012
024115000 Sliding wedge 1
20080256760QUICK RELEASE LINE ATTACHMENT - An attachment device attachable to a string, rope, cord or other flexible line that remains in a fixed position on the line without knotting the line or clamping the device to the line. The attachment device is quickly attached and removed without the need for additional tools to attach or release the device from the line. The device includes a secondary attachment to allow a second device to be permanently attached to the attachment device, allowing the second device to be quickly attached and released from a line.10-23-2008
20100139051Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes, with a ratchet mechanism holding the members in relatively rotated positions to hold the rope or line segments clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation.06-10-2010
20090300887One way adjustable locking device - the present invention provides a one way adjustable locking device for tensioning and securing a flexible line. The device has a cavity in it which has a bottom and or top tapered on an angle. This creates a cavity with the height on one end smaller that the other. A pin or ball is then assembled and retained into the cavity. The pin or ball travels up and down the cavity which is on an angle. The strapping, rope, or twine is threaded into the device above or underneath the pin or ball. The interference fit between the line and the pin or ball against the top or bottom of the cavity moves the pin or ball up or down the angled cavity depending on the direction the line is pulled. The design of the device enables the line to be adjusted and tensioned when pulled in the direction of the largest opening in the cavity. When the line is pulled in the direction of the smallest opening in the cavity the pin or ball binds the line at the smallest point retaining the applied tension and preventing the line from traveling in the same direction pulled. This is what creates the unique one-way locking feature.12-10-2009
20090056083Slide for life-line - Slide displaced along a life-line, includes a body (03-05-2009
20110138582Clip for Holding a Fastening Elastic String - The purpose of this invention is to easily conduct operation to fix a fastening elastic string in order to attach a seat back cover to a seat back main body.06-16-2011
20110283484RIGGING, RIGGING TERMINALS, AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING RIGGING AND RIGGING TERMINALS FOR A SAILBOAT - Composite rigging, rigging terminals, methods of forming composite rigging, and methods of assembling the rigging terminals in a rigging system of a sailboat incorporate a sling of composite fibers having an equivalent cross-sectional profile and stretch resistance, but greater strength and less weight as compared to steel rigging. The rigging terminal includes a terminal fitting having a first opening, a second opening, and an interior space, and a terminal insert disposed inside the interior space. The terminal insert is formed with a first end disposed toward the first opening of the fitting, first and second posts disposed on the first end, and a second end having a shape tapered and disposed toward the second opening of the fitting. One or more composite fibers can be wound around the first end of the insert and held in a space between wall of the terminal fitting interior space and the terminal insert.11-24-2011
20130097812CORD, CABLE AND HOSE FASTENING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for providing cord, cable and hose fastening (CCHF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, cables and hoses, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally disconnected or unplugged from their supply sources. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords, cables and hoses that may accidentally disconnect or unplug themselves from power, fluid or material supplies (PFMS) or fixed connecting boxes or outlets, in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily use PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers to either capture collar ties, tie connectors or a combination of both that may be used by existing cord, cable and hose fastening systems in order to allow said systems to ensure their respective cords, cables or hoses do not become accidentally disconnected from their appropriate PFMS. Said system applies collar tie stays and/or tie connectors in conjunction PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers in order to facilitate said present invention.04-25-2013
20090276981Flush cleat - A rope cleat secures a rope to a structure. The cleat has a body with opposite first and second portions joined along a longitudinal central plane. The body has a U-shaped cavity inside it tapering between a large entrance leg and a smaller exit leg, which communicate at a confluent portion. A flange is integrally attached to the body first portion. The flange is mounted against the structure through a mounting hole. The flange has an entrance hole and an exit hole spaced apart and extending through the flange. The rope is easily inserted into the large entrance hole, through the U-shaped cavity, and out the smaller exit hole. A knot is then tied to secure the rope in the cleat. The cleat has registration pins on one body portion, and corresponding registration holes on the opposite portion. The pins align the body first and second portions for assembly with a screw.11-12-2009
20090049654 - A tie wrap having a rope folded generally in half to define a first half of the rope and a second half of the rope. The tie wrap has a barrel lock fit with the rope so that the first half of the rope and the second half of the rope are thread through the barrel lock to define a loop in the rope. The rope is interlaced to define a first knot that terminates the loop at a first end of the tie wrap and the rope is interlaced to define a second knot at the second end of the tie wrap.02-26-2009
20110173780SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ROPE - A device for controlling movement of a rope comprising a main part and a bar part. The main part comprises first and second side members and first and second end members. The bar part defines an opening, and the first side member extends through the opening. The bar part is displaced to allow a portion of the rope to be arranged within the central opening and at least partly around the bar part. The bar part is displaced such that the main part and the bar part define first and second opening portions of the central opening and the portion of the rope extends through the first and second opening portions and at least partly around the bar part.07-21-2011
20110061208ROPE LOCKING DEVICE - The present invention is a tensioning device that is inexpensive to manufacture and is useful for various rope tensioning applications. The rope locking device according to the present invention can be used anywhere along a length of rope that is being used to hold, tie down, or secure a load or item. The rope locking device includes: a body having a first end, a second end, and side ends; a first bore extending through the body; a second bore extending through the body, wherein the second bore is horizontally aligned and spaced apart from said first bore by a first space, wherein the first and second bore are located proximate to the first end of the body; a third bore extending through the body, wherein the third bore is located proximate to the second end of the body, and wherein the third bore is spaced from said first and second bores; a first slot vertically aligned with the first bore; a second slot vertically aligned with the second bore, wherein the second slot is spaced from the first slot by a second space; and a cam element pivotally mounted within the third bore.03-17-2011
20110005039Temporary sheet splice apparatus and method - The apparatus and method of the present invention provide an ability to repair a separated sheet in a very short period of time. Moreover, the apparatus of the present invention may be applied to a wide range of sheet diameters. A sleeve is provided that has opposed teeth internally. The ends of the separated sheet are placed in opposite ends of the sleeve and, when tension is applied, the sleeve contracts, causing the opposing teeth to bite into the ends of the sheet. Due to the contraction of the sleeve, the repaired sheet is capable of passing over a sheave in the normal fashion.01-13-2011
20110258814Cord Runner for Panel Track Window Coverings - The present invention is an improved cord runner for use with a track of a panel track window covering. The track which is used with the cord runner has a first and a second channel separated by a wall having an elongated groove separating the first and second channels. The cord runner includes a body having opposite first and second ends, opposite first and second sides, a top and a bottom, the body being dimensioned to fit within the first channel. The cord runner further includes a pair of side guides formed on the first side of the body, said pair of side guides having a T shaped profile, said pair of side guides being dimensioned to extend through the groove and into the second channel.10-27-2011
20110107557Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes. A ratchet mechanism holds the members in any relatively rotated position to hold rope or line segments inserted into the holes clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation. In a second embodiment two sets of smaller holes are provided to separately clamp two rope or line segments.05-12-2011
20110154619Cable termination system - A cable termination system and method of assembly is provided that clamps strength members of the cable after they have been wrapped around a winding member. The clamping force required is therefore reduced by the capstan effect of the winding member. The winding member is preferably a torus that encircles the cable, and the system may comprise a number of progressively larger tori arranged in sequence along the cable to provide sufficient room for wrapping all of the strength members around them.06-30-2011
20130007990CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release of the present invention includes two cases engaged together to form a shell with a top opening at a top thereof. At least one of the cases is provided with a guiding member at a top thereof, and the guiding member is located at a junction of the cases. The guiding member has a guiding face with a convex surface facing the center of the top opening. Therefore, the guiding member may lead the cords to opposite sides of the top opening, which are located away from the junction of the case, to disengage the cases easily.01-10-2013
20120102679ADJUSTABLE SOCKET FOR FERRULE ROPE - An adjustable socket for receiving a ferrule rope comprises an elongated body, a primary stop, a channel and an adjustable stop. The primary stop comprises an opening in the body dimensioned larger than a diameter of a rope portion of the ferrule rope and smaller than a ferrule end of the ferrule rope, and a surface of the body adjacent the opening against which the ferrule end can bear. The channel is defined in communication with the opening and extending along the body. The channel has a cross sectional open area larger than the opening and is dimensioned to receive the ferrule end of the ferrule rope. The adjustable stop is selectively actuatable to define a secondary stop spaced from the primary stop along the channel and against which the ferrule end can bear, thereby changing a length of the ferrule rope.05-03-2012
20100050396Removable chock insert liner assembly - A Removable Chock Insert Liner Assembly to be affixed to a chock includes an α Insert Panel, a β Insert Panel, a Δ Insert Panel, an Ω Insert Panel, and a Bridge Member. The Bridge Member has an upper bridge surface, a lower bridge surface, an anterior end, a posterior end, a first slot and a second slot.03-04-2010
20080301913Device for preventing tangling of a coiled cord - Provided herein are devices for preventing tangling of a coiled cord, for example, a telephone cord. The devices comprise an elongate, flexible cord with dimensions less than the interior dimensions of the coiled cord that has a first and second end and means for rounding the first and second ends of the elongate, flexible cord, for example, caps. Also provided is a system comprising the device and means for fastening the device to the coiled cord.12-11-2008
20110119873PULL LEAD HOLDER / ANCHOR INDICATOR - A pull lead holder indicating a pulling direction of the pull lead for a desired operation of a device, the pull lead holder comprising: a directional indicator selected from the group consisting of a variation in color, a variation in texture, and combinations thereof, so that a pulling direction is indicated for a desired operation of such device.05-26-2011
20120317754SAFETY CORD CONNECTOR FOR WINDOW BLIND - A safety cord connector for a window blind includes a first half shell and a second half shell combined with the first half shell in such a way that a positioning protrusion extending from an inner surface of the second half shell is inserted into a positioning notch formed on an inner surface of the first half shell so as hold the first and second half shells together. When an external force exceeding the engaging force between the positioning protrusion and the positioning notch exerts between the first and second half shells, the positioning protrusion will separate away from the positioning notch to enable the combined first and second half shells to be split from each other so as to enhance safety in use.12-20-2012
20120291229BACKPACK STORAGE APPARATUS - Apparatus used to create storage space on the outside of a backpack and method for using such apparatus are described. The storage apparatus comprises a restraining device configured to store items on the outside of a backpack and an assembly for connecting the restraining device to a backpack. This assembly contains a grasping device and a connection device removably attached to the grasping device so that the fabric of the backpack is retained between the grasping device and the connection device. Items can then be stored on the outside of the backpack under the restraining device or the items can be attached to the restraining device itself. Using the connection assembly, the restraining device can be quickly attached to a wide variety of locations on the backpack and can be used with a wide variety of types, sizes, and shapes of backpacks. Other embodiments are also described.11-22-2012
20090094798LOW PROFILE CORD LOCK - A low profile cord lock includes a female cord lock member, which has two insertion holes at two sides of an accommodation chamber thereof and two locating grooves in the insertion holes at the bottom side, a male cord lock member, which is received in the accommodation chamber and has a through hole and two protruding blocks that are respectively inserted into the insertion holes of the female cord lock member to allow vertical movement of the male cord lock member relative to the female cord lock member between a first position where the through hole is in axial alignment with the insertion holes for the insertion of a cord member and a second position where the through hole is deviated from the insertion holes and the inserted cord member is clocked, and a spring member mounted supported between the female cord lock member and the male cord lock member to hold male cord lock member in the second position.04-16-2009
20100257701CORD LOCK ASSEMBLY - Embodiments of the present invention provide a cord lock assembly configured to selectively tighten and loosen a draw cord of an article. The cord lock assembly may include a shell, a piston and a spring member. The shell defines an interior chamber and includes aligned shell cord passages. The piston is slidably retained within the interior chamber. The piston includes a piston cord passage formed therethrough. The spring member exerts a force into the piston within the shell so that the piston cord passage is misaligned with respect to the shell cord passages in a locked position. A cord may be operatively secured to the piston and may be configured to be pulled to move the piston to align the piston cord passage with the shell cord passages in an unlocked position so that a draw cord may freely pass therethrough.10-14-2010
20100031477ADJUSTABLE RETAINER - Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a retainer comprising a connecting member and a connector. The connector comprises a body having a first end and a second end, a first holding member, and a second holding member. The first holding member removably holds the first end of the connecting member, and the second holding member removably holds the second end of the connecting member.02-11-2010
20100275417SLIPPING-FREE ONE-WAY BUCKLE - A slipping-free one-way buckle includes a main body composed of a seat and a housing and containing therein two rollers, a turntable, a wheel, and a switching device. The switching device is arranged to project sideways from sidewalls of the seat and the housing and includes a tongue, a stop block, and a switching arm. By being connected with a spring, the stop block can be automatically returned after being displaced for switching so as to position the tongue against one-way ratcheting teeth formed on the turntable. With a rope extending around the turntable and the wheel, a slipping-free one-way buckle is formed. As such, when the switching device is switched by a user's finger, unlocking of buckle is realized.11-04-2010
20120304421CORD CONTROLLER OF WINDOW COVERING - The present invention provides a cord controller to be mounted on a top rail of a window covering. The cord controller includes a base, a cord controlling device, and a cord regulating device. The base has a chamber therein and an inlet and an outlet on opposite sides of the chamber, and the cord controlling device and the cord regulating device are received in the chamber. The cord controlling device has a gap between the inlet and the outlet for the cord to pass through. The cord regulating device is adjacent to the outlet and has cord pressing bar to form a passageway between the cord pressing bar and the base for the cord to pass through. Therefore, the cord controller may avoid the cords twisting and keep a smooth movement of the cords.12-06-2012
20090265893ROPE CLAMPING DEVICE - The disclosure is directed to a rope clamping device, which is made up of the following elements: a central bar, two threaded bolts, two grooved wheels, two large clamps, eight metal washers, and four nuts. The device allows a rope, chain, or cable to pass over a grooved wheel, wherein the rope is held securely when a clamp is released onto the grooved wheel. There is a second clamp and grooved wheel on the opposing side of the device. When both clamps have engaged the rope, chain or cable, the loop of rope, chain or cable is held securely. This is done to serve as an alternative to traditional knot tying in order to quickly and easily secure an object with a rope, chain or cable.10-29-2009
20130212838SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURING PORTIONS OF A CORD - Systems and methods are operable to secure a coiled portion of an electrical cord, a cable, or a rope. An exemplary embodiment has a coil securing portion with an interior surface, a collapsing portion joined with the coil securing portion, and a means for securing the coil retainer in a collapsed position. The coil securing portion and the collapsing portion cooperatively define a substantially tubular interior region and an opening, wherein the interior region is configured to receive a coil portion inserted through the opening when the coil retainer is in an open position. The coiled portion is frictionally secured by the interior surface of the coil securing portion when the coil retainer is secured in the collapsed position.08-22-2013
20100319165Cable Holder Arrangement - A cable holder arrangement, including a protective tube, through which one or more cables are run with radial play, a cable retainer strap, arranged on a holder element at one end thereof and enclosing the protective tube and pulled with the free end region thereof through an opening on the holder element to make enclosing contact with the protective tube and prevented from making a movement in the direction of release of the enclosing contact by a blocking means. The cable is enclosed by a spacer in the region of the cable retainer strap the outer diameter of which approximately corresponds to the inner diameter of the protective tube.12-23-2010
20120124782FASTENING DEVICE - The invention relates to a fastening device (05-24-2012
20090025188Method and apparatus for controlling a rope - A method of directing a rope around a cantilevered support including the steps of: a) providing an apparatus having i) an elongate pole with a proximal region and a distal region spaced from each other in a lengthwise direction, and ii) a rope engaging assembly at the distal region and having at least one surface facing away from the proximal region; b) configuring the rope so that the rope bears against the at least one surface and a portion thereof is thereby formed to be generally U-shaped opening towards the proximal region with the rope in an operative position; c) holding a second portion of the rope and the elongate pole at the proximal region to bear the rope against the at least one surface to maintain the “U” shape; and d) manipulating the elongate pole to cause the U-shaped portion of the rope to be directed around the cantilevered support.01-29-2009
20090064465Cord Fastening System and Method - A system and method for providing cord fastening (CF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally unplugged. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords that may accidentally unplug themselves in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily apply collar mechanisms to the end of cords aft of said cord's respective plug ends, and then subsequently attach said collar mechanisms together using a series of collar ties that are adjustable in length and tension, and tie connectors which facilitate said adjustment of said collar ties. The method comprises a system in which standard electrical cords may be fastened together then held tightly together without easily becoming accidentally unplugged.03-12-2009
20100205784FAST LOOPING-UP AND RELEASING ROPE LOOP ASSEMBLY - A fast looping-up and releasing rope loop assembly includes two one-way locking devices, at least one band, and a buckle. The one-way locking device includes a body constituted by a base and a cover. The one-way locking device allows the pull rope to extend therethrough and to move with respect thereto along a single direction. By inserting the pull rope through a rope entry opening of the base of the one-way locking device and further extending the rope around a rotary disk and a rotary wheel arranged inside the locking device and extending out of the locking device, the one-way locking device that locks the movement of the rope in an opposite direction is completed. When the rope is jammed due to excessive tightening, a presser of the buckle is depressed to release the one-way locking device from the jamming condition so that efficient loop-up and release can be realized.08-19-2010
20130055531SECURING DEVICE - A flag securing assembly includes elongate member formed with an opening, opposed notched ends, and a lug projecting away from the elongate member and which terminates with a free end. A major loop of a line is applied through the opening and is folded over the elongate member forming in the line opposite minor loops applied to the opposed notched ends, a length of the line extending between the minor loops along the elongate member, and standing parts that project outward in opposite directions from the opposed notched ends. A grommet of a flag is applied to the lug between the free end of the lug and the elongate member, and a fastener is applied to the free end of the lug captively retaining the grommet of the flag between the free end of the lug and the elongate member.03-07-2013
20110072621CONNECTOR FOR FALL PROTECTION - In the case of a fall protection connector for connecting a strap to a load-fastening point for a person to be protected against falling, wherein the fall protection connector has a tubular band, at the ends of which respective connecting elements are arranged, wherein a length-variable element is arranged in the tubular band, the arrangement has been brought about in such a manner that the tubular band is formed from an elastic material.03-31-2011
20090126162Cable Clamps - A cable clamp device for use in a well bore to secure cables to pipes and the like includes a flexible fastening member of relatively uniform cross-section, and a block that accepts the fastening member as it encompasses the circumference of the pipe in a loop. The cable clamp also and accepts the cable running axially along the pipe. The flexible fastening member overlaps itself, and is secured in a loop by deformation of its material. The height of the block from the surface of the pipe is greater than the height of the outer surface of the flexible fastening member and the surface of the pipe. The end surfaces of the clamp are angled with respect to the perpendicular of the pipe's surface.05-21-2009
20120233817Window Shade with Enhanced Safety Features - Present invention teaches to build a Roman shade window curtain with enhanced child safety features built into the space between a front shade and a rear shade, where the “free play” of a lift cord is limited due to the “V” hole shape of a V-lock component and the outward pulling is also limited with the use of a safety connector generally place in between the mid vertical point of two rib pieces.09-20-2012
20110203079SYSTEM FOR CONFINING LIFT CORDS IN COVERINGS FOR ARCHITECTURAL OPENINGS - A system for incorporation into a retractable covering that includes a flexible lift cord extending from a headrail to a bottom rail. The system includes a flexible protector of a length similar to that of an associated lift cord with the lift cord being operatively connected to the protector. The protector is in turn connected to a fabric extending between the headrail and the bottom rail at predetermined spaced locations so that any loop of protector formable is limited by the spacing between the locations at which the protector is connected to the fabric. The maximum size of a loop so formed in the protector and thus the lift cord associated therewith is insufficient to encapsulate a body part of a child or infant.08-25-2011
20120066869WINDOW CURTAIN PULL CORD CONCENTRATOR SAFETY DEVICE - A window curtain pull cord concentrator safety device of the present invention provides a concentrator device which enables the gathering together of the free ends of a plurality of pull cords of a window curtain set, and enables complete transmission of a pulling force in an emergency. And basically comprises a drag cup, an inner bottom of a concave cavity of which is provided with a through hole enabling a wire hoop body coupled to a pulling member to penetrate therethrough. The wire hoop body is located in the interior of the drag cup, and displacement of an inner loop side of the wire hoop body relative to the drag cup is used to determine whether the free ends of the pull cords are radially restrained, thereby enabling complete relay transmission of the pulling force. In an emergency, the pull cords are rapidly released, thereby achieving instantaneous prompt safety effectiveness.03-22-2012
20090241295CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR A WINDOW COVERING - A cord safety device for a window covering includes a first and a second body. The first body includes: a first pivot portion, disposed on a periphery; a first fixing portion, disposed on a periphery at a predetermined angle with respect to the first pivot portion; a first stop portion, disposed on an inner side of the first body and protruded towards the second body; a first recess, disposed on an upper periphery; and a guiding block, disposed on one end of the first stop portion adjacent to the first fixing portion, in which the guiding block has a guiding surface for guiding the cords. The second body includes: a second pivot portion, disposed corresponding to the first pivot portion; and a second fixing portion, disposed corresponding to the first fixing portion, thereby being separably fixed with the first fixing portion.10-01-2009
20100299883Window Covering Safety Device - A window covering is disclosed that has a safety device that includes a first cord segment having stops spaced along the first cord segment, and a second cord segment having stops spaced along the second cord segment. The first cord segment and the second cord segment extend from respective end caps. The end caps are configured to connect to the ends of a bottom rail. A first anchor is connected to the first cord segment, and a second anchor is connected to the second cord segment. At least one of the first end cap and the first anchor is configured to releasably connect to the first cord segment at a selected stop on the first cord segment and at least one of the second anchor and the second end cap is configured to releasably connect to the second cord segment at a selected stop on the second cord segment.12-02-2010
20110214258SAFETY DEVICE FOR CORDED WINDOW TREATMENTS - Applicants have disclosed an apparatus and method for avoiding the strangulation of children by dangling cords from window treatments (e.g., window blinds). The preferred apparatus comprises: a substantially flat base; spool means (e.g., a notched spool), extending from an end portion of the base, for physically winding a set of dangling cords (or a looped dangling cord) around from the window treatment; and connection means (e.g., a slide), extending from another end portion of the base, for connecting the apparatus, with the wound cord, into an uncovered top bracket for the window treatment. The preferred connection means is a slide, which either slides or clips into the uncovered bracket. For instances where brackets are unavailable (e.g., Roman shades or some mini-blinds), a suction cup can be used to attach the apparatus to the window frame or window, adjacent the highest point of the window treatment.09-08-2011
20110185540Anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device - An anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device. The apparatus includes a tube. The tube at first has the looped cord of the window covering device enter therein, then has the looped cord of the window covering device exit therefrom and run therealong, and then has the looped cord of the window covering device reenter therein again where the looped cord of the window covering device is reeved, and in so doing, the anti-strangulation device is allowed to hang freely with the looped cord of the window covering device and keep the looped cord of the window covering device snug enough against the tube to prevent strangulation by the looped cord of the window covering device, while allowing the looped cord of the window covering device to remain fully operational.08-04-2011
20120060329CORD LOCKER AND WINDOW COVERING HAVING THE CORD LOCKER FOR LENGTH ADJUSTMENT - A cord locker includes a plate with a through hole and a sidewall connected to an edge of the plate. The sidewall has at least a slot. The cord locker is incorporated in a length adjusting mechanism of a window covering, in which a cord has an end fixed to a top rail of the window covering and the other end passing through the through hole of the plate via a bottom of the cord locker, and then the cord is turned to pass through the slot of the sidewall, and then cross the plate and turn back to pass through the slot for fastening the cord and adjusting the length of the cord that the cord is quickly fastened to adjust a length of the window covering.03-15-2012
20120000036SAFETY CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A safety cord release for a window covering has a top section, a middle section, and a bottom section from a top to a bottom thereof. The safety cord release has a right case and a left case combined with the right case. There are several pairs of couplers on the right case and the left case located at the top section, the middle section and the bottom section respectively for engagement to reduce a transverse force from cords and to separate the right case and the left case immediately to release the cords for safety.01-05-2012
20110094065Safety Device For Window Covering Operator - A safety device for use with a control loop of a window covering includes one or a pair of rigid elongated housings configured to be mounted in a fixed vertical orientation adjacent one side of the window covering. Each elongated housing defines a longitudinal channel therein that is configured to receive portions of the control loop therein so as to prevent small children from becoming entangled with or strangled by the control loop.04-28-2011
20120167350SAFETY RELEASE DEVICE FOR ROMAN BLIND PULL CORD - A safety release device for Roman blind pull cord is disposed between the control pull cord of the Roman blind and a lower suspension thereof. The safety release device includes a latch body for connecting with the pull cord, a latch ring seat connected with the lower suspension of the Roman blind, and a connection barrel. The latch body can be plugged into and latched with the connection barrel or extracted out of the connection barrel. The latch body has a latch force greater than the weight of the suspended Roman blind. When an abnormal pulling force greater than the latch force between the latch body and the connection barrel is applied to the pull cord in any direction, the latch body will be easily extracted out of the connection barrel to avoid tangle of the pull cord with a kid and ensure safety in use of the Roman blind.07-05-2012
20120266416WINDOW ADJUSTMENT CORD SAFETY CONNECTOR - A window covering cord collection and coordination device of the invention involves two halves of an assembly which acts as an enclosure for collection of upper control lines, and as an attachment for a downwardly extending single actuation line which may be optionally employed. A key projection member fits within a complementary key slot member at a first or upper end of the window covering cord collection and coordination device and which is oriented and designed to disengage upon any significant downward separating force acting upon the series of upper controlled lines which the window covering cord collection and coordination device engages through an upper slot which enables upper controlled lines to exert a separating force against the first and second housing sections which make up the window covering cord collection and coordination device.10-25-2012
20130111709CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release for a window covering includes at least two cases engaged together to form a barrel with an opening at a top thereof. The cord release is defined with a frontal plane and a sagittal plane. A left side and a right side are defined at opposite sides of the sagittal plane, and a front side and a back side are defined at opposite sides of the frontal plane. The opening has a first collecting portion at the front side of the frontal plane and the right side of the sagittal plane, and a second collecting portion at the back side of the frontal plane and the left side of the sagittal plane. Therefore, the cords will be led to the first collecting portion and the second collecting portion to disengage the cases by the struggle force.05-09-2013
20080196213SAFETY RETAINER FOR USE IN CURTAIN CONTROLLING ROPES - A safety retainer for use in curtain controlling ropes comprises first and second housings which engage with each other, wherein the first and second housings include four holes formed on the tops thereof, and two of the holes are formed by combining two semicircle-shaped holes together, between the first and second housings are respectively disposed protrusions and recesses corresponding to each other, on the combined bottom surface of the first and second housings is arranged a bore, such that the two or more controlling ropes are individually inserted into the holes and extended out of the bore for being limited, and a groove is annularly formed on the combined side periphery of the first and second housings for receiving a loop, thereby allowing the controlling ropes to be retained in the groove by the loop, and causing the first and second housings disengagement from each other because an external weight concentrate onto the safety retainer.08-21-2008
20100299882CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR WINDOW BLIND - The present invention relates to a cord safety device for a window blind that includes: a housing which includes a first member and a second member, the first member and second member adjoined by a connecting member; an attachment mechanism mounted on the housing, where the attachment mechanism provides a method to attach the device to cords used to adjust the configuration of the window blind; and a cavity between the first member and second member, where the cavity stores the cords when the first member and second member are in a closed position. In one exemplary embodiment, the first member includes a first base portion with a first skirt extending from a periphery of the first base portion and the second member includes a second base portion with a second skirt extending from a periphery of the second base portion.12-02-2010
20120017399SAFETY CURTAIN STRUCTURE - In a safety curtain structure, an assembly of a pulling string and a curtain brake mechanism can be separated easily when a force is applied onto the curtain pulling string by accident, such that a binding force of the pulling string can be released quickly to assure the safety for protecting children's limbs at a certain height, and allowing the pulling string to fully apply a force to a brake mechanism to satisfy the requirement of moving or stopping a reasonable load when a curtain is rolled normally.01-26-2012
20090249586ROPE GRIPPING TENSIONING DEVICE - A rope tensioning device configured to prevent unintentional disengagement of the device from the rope. A jam-cleat arrangement coupled with a closed or semi-closed passageway enables the device to function as a tensioning aid while the user may release the device without it falling off the rope.10-08-2009
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20080256760QUICK RELEASE LINE ATTACHMENT - An attachment device attachable to a string, rope, cord or other flexible line that remains in a fixed position on the line without knotting the line or clamping the device to the line. The attachment device is quickly attached and removed without the need for additional tools to attach or release the device from the line. The device includes a secondary attachment to allow a second device to be permanently attached to the attachment device, allowing the second device to be quickly attached and released from a line.10-23-2008
20100139051Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes, with a ratchet mechanism holding the members in relatively rotated positions to hold the rope or line segments clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation.06-10-2010
20090300887One way adjustable locking device - the present invention provides a one way adjustable locking device for tensioning and securing a flexible line. The device has a cavity in it which has a bottom and or top tapered on an angle. This creates a cavity with the height on one end smaller that the other. A pin or ball is then assembled and retained into the cavity. The pin or ball travels up and down the cavity which is on an angle. The strapping, rope, or twine is threaded into the device above or underneath the pin or ball. The interference fit between the line and the pin or ball against the top or bottom of the cavity moves the pin or ball up or down the angled cavity depending on the direction the line is pulled. The design of the device enables the line to be adjusted and tensioned when pulled in the direction of the largest opening in the cavity. When the line is pulled in the direction of the smallest opening in the cavity the pin or ball binds the line at the smallest point retaining the applied tension and preventing the line from traveling in the same direction pulled. This is what creates the unique one-way locking feature.12-10-2009
20090056083Slide for life-line - Slide displaced along a life-line, includes a body (03-05-2009
20110138582Clip for Holding a Fastening Elastic String - The purpose of this invention is to easily conduct operation to fix a fastening elastic string in order to attach a seat back cover to a seat back main body.06-16-2011
20110283484RIGGING, RIGGING TERMINALS, AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING RIGGING AND RIGGING TERMINALS FOR A SAILBOAT - Composite rigging, rigging terminals, methods of forming composite rigging, and methods of assembling the rigging terminals in a rigging system of a sailboat incorporate a sling of composite fibers having an equivalent cross-sectional profile and stretch resistance, but greater strength and less weight as compared to steel rigging. The rigging terminal includes a terminal fitting having a first opening, a second opening, and an interior space, and a terminal insert disposed inside the interior space. The terminal insert is formed with a first end disposed toward the first opening of the fitting, first and second posts disposed on the first end, and a second end having a shape tapered and disposed toward the second opening of the fitting. One or more composite fibers can be wound around the first end of the insert and held in a space between wall of the terminal fitting interior space and the terminal insert.11-24-2011
20130097812CORD, CABLE AND HOSE FASTENING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for providing cord, cable and hose fastening (CCHF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, cables and hoses, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally disconnected or unplugged from their supply sources. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords, cables and hoses that may accidentally disconnect or unplug themselves from power, fluid or material supplies (PFMS) or fixed connecting boxes or outlets, in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily use PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers to either capture collar ties, tie connectors or a combination of both that may be used by existing cord, cable and hose fastening systems in order to allow said systems to ensure their respective cords, cables or hoses do not become accidentally disconnected from their appropriate PFMS. Said system applies collar tie stays and/or tie connectors in conjunction PFMS frames or PFMS outlet covers in order to facilitate said present invention.04-25-2013
20090276981Flush cleat - A rope cleat secures a rope to a structure. The cleat has a body with opposite first and second portions joined along a longitudinal central plane. The body has a U-shaped cavity inside it tapering between a large entrance leg and a smaller exit leg, which communicate at a confluent portion. A flange is integrally attached to the body first portion. The flange is mounted against the structure through a mounting hole. The flange has an entrance hole and an exit hole spaced apart and extending through the flange. The rope is easily inserted into the large entrance hole, through the U-shaped cavity, and out the smaller exit hole. A knot is then tied to secure the rope in the cleat. The cleat has registration pins on one body portion, and corresponding registration holes on the opposite portion. The pins align the body first and second portions for assembly with a screw.11-12-2009
20090049654 - A tie wrap having a rope folded generally in half to define a first half of the rope and a second half of the rope. The tie wrap has a barrel lock fit with the rope so that the first half of the rope and the second half of the rope are thread through the barrel lock to define a loop in the rope. The rope is interlaced to define a first knot that terminates the loop at a first end of the tie wrap and the rope is interlaced to define a second knot at the second end of the tie wrap.02-26-2009
20110173780SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ROPE - A device for controlling movement of a rope comprising a main part and a bar part. The main part comprises first and second side members and first and second end members. The bar part defines an opening, and the first side member extends through the opening. The bar part is displaced to allow a portion of the rope to be arranged within the central opening and at least partly around the bar part. The bar part is displaced such that the main part and the bar part define first and second opening portions of the central opening and the portion of the rope extends through the first and second opening portions and at least partly around the bar part.07-21-2011
20110061208ROPE LOCKING DEVICE - The present invention is a tensioning device that is inexpensive to manufacture and is useful for various rope tensioning applications. The rope locking device according to the present invention can be used anywhere along a length of rope that is being used to hold, tie down, or secure a load or item. The rope locking device includes: a body having a first end, a second end, and side ends; a first bore extending through the body; a second bore extending through the body, wherein the second bore is horizontally aligned and spaced apart from said first bore by a first space, wherein the first and second bore are located proximate to the first end of the body; a third bore extending through the body, wherein the third bore is located proximate to the second end of the body, and wherein the third bore is spaced from said first and second bores; a first slot vertically aligned with the first bore; a second slot vertically aligned with the second bore, wherein the second slot is spaced from the first slot by a second space; and a cam element pivotally mounted within the third bore.03-17-2011
20110005039Temporary sheet splice apparatus and method - The apparatus and method of the present invention provide an ability to repair a separated sheet in a very short period of time. Moreover, the apparatus of the present invention may be applied to a wide range of sheet diameters. A sleeve is provided that has opposed teeth internally. The ends of the separated sheet are placed in opposite ends of the sleeve and, when tension is applied, the sleeve contracts, causing the opposing teeth to bite into the ends of the sheet. Due to the contraction of the sleeve, the repaired sheet is capable of passing over a sheave in the normal fashion.01-13-2011
20110258814Cord Runner for Panel Track Window Coverings - The present invention is an improved cord runner for use with a track of a panel track window covering. The track which is used with the cord runner has a first and a second channel separated by a wall having an elongated groove separating the first and second channels. The cord runner includes a body having opposite first and second ends, opposite first and second sides, a top and a bottom, the body being dimensioned to fit within the first channel. The cord runner further includes a pair of side guides formed on the first side of the body, said pair of side guides having a T shaped profile, said pair of side guides being dimensioned to extend through the groove and into the second channel.10-27-2011
20110107557Rope clamping device - A rope or line clamping device, including an assembly of two interfit tubular molded plastic members each having an internal web which are juxtaposed with each other and formed with elongated holes offset from the rotary axis of the members so that the holes progressively become more misaligned upon relative rotation of the members in a direction reducing the overlapping of the two holes. A ratchet mechanism holds the members in any relatively rotated position to hold rope or line segments inserted into the holes clamped together until the ratchet mechanism is selectively released allowing reverse relative rotation. In a second embodiment two sets of smaller holes are provided to separately clamp two rope or line segments.05-12-2011
20110154619Cable termination system - A cable termination system and method of assembly is provided that clamps strength members of the cable after they have been wrapped around a winding member. The clamping force required is therefore reduced by the capstan effect of the winding member. The winding member is preferably a torus that encircles the cable, and the system may comprise a number of progressively larger tori arranged in sequence along the cable to provide sufficient room for wrapping all of the strength members around them.06-30-2011
20130007990CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release of the present invention includes two cases engaged together to form a shell with a top opening at a top thereof. At least one of the cases is provided with a guiding member at a top thereof, and the guiding member is located at a junction of the cases. The guiding member has a guiding face with a convex surface facing the center of the top opening. Therefore, the guiding member may lead the cords to opposite sides of the top opening, which are located away from the junction of the case, to disengage the cases easily.01-10-2013
20120102679ADJUSTABLE SOCKET FOR FERRULE ROPE - An adjustable socket for receiving a ferrule rope comprises an elongated body, a primary stop, a channel and an adjustable stop. The primary stop comprises an opening in the body dimensioned larger than a diameter of a rope portion of the ferrule rope and smaller than a ferrule end of the ferrule rope, and a surface of the body adjacent the opening against which the ferrule end can bear. The channel is defined in communication with the opening and extending along the body. The channel has a cross sectional open area larger than the opening and is dimensioned to receive the ferrule end of the ferrule rope. The adjustable stop is selectively actuatable to define a secondary stop spaced from the primary stop along the channel and against which the ferrule end can bear, thereby changing a length of the ferrule rope.05-03-2012
20100050396Removable chock insert liner assembly - A Removable Chock Insert Liner Assembly to be affixed to a chock includes an α Insert Panel, a β Insert Panel, a Δ Insert Panel, an Ω Insert Panel, and a Bridge Member. The Bridge Member has an upper bridge surface, a lower bridge surface, an anterior end, a posterior end, a first slot and a second slot.03-04-2010
20080301913Device for preventing tangling of a coiled cord - Provided herein are devices for preventing tangling of a coiled cord, for example, a telephone cord. The devices comprise an elongate, flexible cord with dimensions less than the interior dimensions of the coiled cord that has a first and second end and means for rounding the first and second ends of the elongate, flexible cord, for example, caps. Also provided is a system comprising the device and means for fastening the device to the coiled cord.12-11-2008
20110119873PULL LEAD HOLDER / ANCHOR INDICATOR - A pull lead holder indicating a pulling direction of the pull lead for a desired operation of a device, the pull lead holder comprising: a directional indicator selected from the group consisting of a variation in color, a variation in texture, and combinations thereof, so that a pulling direction is indicated for a desired operation of such device.05-26-2011
20120317754SAFETY CORD CONNECTOR FOR WINDOW BLIND - A safety cord connector for a window blind includes a first half shell and a second half shell combined with the first half shell in such a way that a positioning protrusion extending from an inner surface of the second half shell is inserted into a positioning notch formed on an inner surface of the first half shell so as hold the first and second half shells together. When an external force exceeding the engaging force between the positioning protrusion and the positioning notch exerts between the first and second half shells, the positioning protrusion will separate away from the positioning notch to enable the combined first and second half shells to be split from each other so as to enhance safety in use.12-20-2012
20120291229BACKPACK STORAGE APPARATUS - Apparatus used to create storage space on the outside of a backpack and method for using such apparatus are described. The storage apparatus comprises a restraining device configured to store items on the outside of a backpack and an assembly for connecting the restraining device to a backpack. This assembly contains a grasping device and a connection device removably attached to the grasping device so that the fabric of the backpack is retained between the grasping device and the connection device. Items can then be stored on the outside of the backpack under the restraining device or the items can be attached to the restraining device itself. Using the connection assembly, the restraining device can be quickly attached to a wide variety of locations on the backpack and can be used with a wide variety of types, sizes, and shapes of backpacks. Other embodiments are also described.11-22-2012
20090094798LOW PROFILE CORD LOCK - A low profile cord lock includes a female cord lock member, which has two insertion holes at two sides of an accommodation chamber thereof and two locating grooves in the insertion holes at the bottom side, a male cord lock member, which is received in the accommodation chamber and has a through hole and two protruding blocks that are respectively inserted into the insertion holes of the female cord lock member to allow vertical movement of the male cord lock member relative to the female cord lock member between a first position where the through hole is in axial alignment with the insertion holes for the insertion of a cord member and a second position where the through hole is deviated from the insertion holes and the inserted cord member is clocked, and a spring member mounted supported between the female cord lock member and the male cord lock member to hold male cord lock member in the second position.04-16-2009
20100257701CORD LOCK ASSEMBLY - Embodiments of the present invention provide a cord lock assembly configured to selectively tighten and loosen a draw cord of an article. The cord lock assembly may include a shell, a piston and a spring member. The shell defines an interior chamber and includes aligned shell cord passages. The piston is slidably retained within the interior chamber. The piston includes a piston cord passage formed therethrough. The spring member exerts a force into the piston within the shell so that the piston cord passage is misaligned with respect to the shell cord passages in a locked position. A cord may be operatively secured to the piston and may be configured to be pulled to move the piston to align the piston cord passage with the shell cord passages in an unlocked position so that a draw cord may freely pass therethrough.10-14-2010
20100031477ADJUSTABLE RETAINER - Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a retainer comprising a connecting member and a connector. The connector comprises a body having a first end and a second end, a first holding member, and a second holding member. The first holding member removably holds the first end of the connecting member, and the second holding member removably holds the second end of the connecting member.02-11-2010
20100275417SLIPPING-FREE ONE-WAY BUCKLE - A slipping-free one-way buckle includes a main body composed of a seat and a housing and containing therein two rollers, a turntable, a wheel, and a switching device. The switching device is arranged to project sideways from sidewalls of the seat and the housing and includes a tongue, a stop block, and a switching arm. By being connected with a spring, the stop block can be automatically returned after being displaced for switching so as to position the tongue against one-way ratcheting teeth formed on the turntable. With a rope extending around the turntable and the wheel, a slipping-free one-way buckle is formed. As such, when the switching device is switched by a user's finger, unlocking of buckle is realized.11-04-2010
20120304421CORD CONTROLLER OF WINDOW COVERING - The present invention provides a cord controller to be mounted on a top rail of a window covering. The cord controller includes a base, a cord controlling device, and a cord regulating device. The base has a chamber therein and an inlet and an outlet on opposite sides of the chamber, and the cord controlling device and the cord regulating device are received in the chamber. The cord controlling device has a gap between the inlet and the outlet for the cord to pass through. The cord regulating device is adjacent to the outlet and has cord pressing bar to form a passageway between the cord pressing bar and the base for the cord to pass through. Therefore, the cord controller may avoid the cords twisting and keep a smooth movement of the cords.12-06-2012
20090265893ROPE CLAMPING DEVICE - The disclosure is directed to a rope clamping device, which is made up of the following elements: a central bar, two threaded bolts, two grooved wheels, two large clamps, eight metal washers, and four nuts. The device allows a rope, chain, or cable to pass over a grooved wheel, wherein the rope is held securely when a clamp is released onto the grooved wheel. There is a second clamp and grooved wheel on the opposing side of the device. When both clamps have engaged the rope, chain or cable, the loop of rope, chain or cable is held securely. This is done to serve as an alternative to traditional knot tying in order to quickly and easily secure an object with a rope, chain or cable.10-29-2009
20130212838SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURING PORTIONS OF A CORD - Systems and methods are operable to secure a coiled portion of an electrical cord, a cable, or a rope. An exemplary embodiment has a coil securing portion with an interior surface, a collapsing portion joined with the coil securing portion, and a means for securing the coil retainer in a collapsed position. The coil securing portion and the collapsing portion cooperatively define a substantially tubular interior region and an opening, wherein the interior region is configured to receive a coil portion inserted through the opening when the coil retainer is in an open position. The coiled portion is frictionally secured by the interior surface of the coil securing portion when the coil retainer is secured in the collapsed position.08-22-2013
20100319165Cable Holder Arrangement - A cable holder arrangement, including a protective tube, through which one or more cables are run with radial play, a cable retainer strap, arranged on a holder element at one end thereof and enclosing the protective tube and pulled with the free end region thereof through an opening on the holder element to make enclosing contact with the protective tube and prevented from making a movement in the direction of release of the enclosing contact by a blocking means. The cable is enclosed by a spacer in the region of the cable retainer strap the outer diameter of which approximately corresponds to the inner diameter of the protective tube.12-23-2010
20120124782FASTENING DEVICE - The invention relates to a fastening device (05-24-2012
20090025188Method and apparatus for controlling a rope - A method of directing a rope around a cantilevered support including the steps of: a) providing an apparatus having i) an elongate pole with a proximal region and a distal region spaced from each other in a lengthwise direction, and ii) a rope engaging assembly at the distal region and having at least one surface facing away from the proximal region; b) configuring the rope so that the rope bears against the at least one surface and a portion thereof is thereby formed to be generally U-shaped opening towards the proximal region with the rope in an operative position; c) holding a second portion of the rope and the elongate pole at the proximal region to bear the rope against the at least one surface to maintain the “U” shape; and d) manipulating the elongate pole to cause the U-shaped portion of the rope to be directed around the cantilevered support.01-29-2009
20090064465Cord Fastening System and Method - A system and method for providing cord fastening (CF) so Industrial, Commercial and Home users (ICAHUs) can assure that cords, including but not limited to electrical cords, cannot be accidentally unplugged. The system and method allows ICAHUs to work safely and efficiently and to avoid cords that may accidentally unplug themselves in the course of everyday use. ICAHUs can easily apply collar mechanisms to the end of cords aft of said cord's respective plug ends, and then subsequently attach said collar mechanisms together using a series of collar ties that are adjustable in length and tension, and tie connectors which facilitate said adjustment of said collar ties. The method comprises a system in which standard electrical cords may be fastened together then held tightly together without easily becoming accidentally unplugged.03-12-2009
20100205784FAST LOOPING-UP AND RELEASING ROPE LOOP ASSEMBLY - A fast looping-up and releasing rope loop assembly includes two one-way locking devices, at least one band, and a buckle. The one-way locking device includes a body constituted by a base and a cover. The one-way locking device allows the pull rope to extend therethrough and to move with respect thereto along a single direction. By inserting the pull rope through a rope entry opening of the base of the one-way locking device and further extending the rope around a rotary disk and a rotary wheel arranged inside the locking device and extending out of the locking device, the one-way locking device that locks the movement of the rope in an opposite direction is completed. When the rope is jammed due to excessive tightening, a presser of the buckle is depressed to release the one-way locking device from the jamming condition so that efficient loop-up and release can be realized.08-19-2010
20130055531SECURING DEVICE - A flag securing assembly includes elongate member formed with an opening, opposed notched ends, and a lug projecting away from the elongate member and which terminates with a free end. A major loop of a line is applied through the opening and is folded over the elongate member forming in the line opposite minor loops applied to the opposed notched ends, a length of the line extending between the minor loops along the elongate member, and standing parts that project outward in opposite directions from the opposed notched ends. A grommet of a flag is applied to the lug between the free end of the lug and the elongate member, and a fastener is applied to the free end of the lug captively retaining the grommet of the flag between the free end of the lug and the elongate member.03-07-2013
20110072621CONNECTOR FOR FALL PROTECTION - In the case of a fall protection connector for connecting a strap to a load-fastening point for a person to be protected against falling, wherein the fall protection connector has a tubular band, at the ends of which respective connecting elements are arranged, wherein a length-variable element is arranged in the tubular band, the arrangement has been brought about in such a manner that the tubular band is formed from an elastic material.03-31-2011
20090126162Cable Clamps - A cable clamp device for use in a well bore to secure cables to pipes and the like includes a flexible fastening member of relatively uniform cross-section, and a block that accepts the fastening member as it encompasses the circumference of the pipe in a loop. The cable clamp also and accepts the cable running axially along the pipe. The flexible fastening member overlaps itself, and is secured in a loop by deformation of its material. The height of the block from the surface of the pipe is greater than the height of the outer surface of the flexible fastening member and the surface of the pipe. The end surfaces of the clamp are angled with respect to the perpendicular of the pipe's surface.05-21-2009
20120233817Window Shade with Enhanced Safety Features - Present invention teaches to build a Roman shade window curtain with enhanced child safety features built into the space between a front shade and a rear shade, where the “free play” of a lift cord is limited due to the “V” hole shape of a V-lock component and the outward pulling is also limited with the use of a safety connector generally place in between the mid vertical point of two rib pieces.09-20-2012
20110203079SYSTEM FOR CONFINING LIFT CORDS IN COVERINGS FOR ARCHITECTURAL OPENINGS - A system for incorporation into a retractable covering that includes a flexible lift cord extending from a headrail to a bottom rail. The system includes a flexible protector of a length similar to that of an associated lift cord with the lift cord being operatively connected to the protector. The protector is in turn connected to a fabric extending between the headrail and the bottom rail at predetermined spaced locations so that any loop of protector formable is limited by the spacing between the locations at which the protector is connected to the fabric. The maximum size of a loop so formed in the protector and thus the lift cord associated therewith is insufficient to encapsulate a body part of a child or infant.08-25-2011
20120066869WINDOW CURTAIN PULL CORD CONCENTRATOR SAFETY DEVICE - A window curtain pull cord concentrator safety device of the present invention provides a concentrator device which enables the gathering together of the free ends of a plurality of pull cords of a window curtain set, and enables complete transmission of a pulling force in an emergency. And basically comprises a drag cup, an inner bottom of a concave cavity of which is provided with a through hole enabling a wire hoop body coupled to a pulling member to penetrate therethrough. The wire hoop body is located in the interior of the drag cup, and displacement of an inner loop side of the wire hoop body relative to the drag cup is used to determine whether the free ends of the pull cords are radially restrained, thereby enabling complete relay transmission of the pulling force. In an emergency, the pull cords are rapidly released, thereby achieving instantaneous prompt safety effectiveness.03-22-2012
20090241295CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR A WINDOW COVERING - A cord safety device for a window covering includes a first and a second body. The first body includes: a first pivot portion, disposed on a periphery; a first fixing portion, disposed on a periphery at a predetermined angle with respect to the first pivot portion; a first stop portion, disposed on an inner side of the first body and protruded towards the second body; a first recess, disposed on an upper periphery; and a guiding block, disposed on one end of the first stop portion adjacent to the first fixing portion, in which the guiding block has a guiding surface for guiding the cords. The second body includes: a second pivot portion, disposed corresponding to the first pivot portion; and a second fixing portion, disposed corresponding to the first fixing portion, thereby being separably fixed with the first fixing portion.10-01-2009
20100299883Window Covering Safety Device - A window covering is disclosed that has a safety device that includes a first cord segment having stops spaced along the first cord segment, and a second cord segment having stops spaced along the second cord segment. The first cord segment and the second cord segment extend from respective end caps. The end caps are configured to connect to the ends of a bottom rail. A first anchor is connected to the first cord segment, and a second anchor is connected to the second cord segment. At least one of the first end cap and the first anchor is configured to releasably connect to the first cord segment at a selected stop on the first cord segment and at least one of the second anchor and the second end cap is configured to releasably connect to the second cord segment at a selected stop on the second cord segment.12-02-2010
20110214258SAFETY DEVICE FOR CORDED WINDOW TREATMENTS - Applicants have disclosed an apparatus and method for avoiding the strangulation of children by dangling cords from window treatments (e.g., window blinds). The preferred apparatus comprises: a substantially flat base; spool means (e.g., a notched spool), extending from an end portion of the base, for physically winding a set of dangling cords (or a looped dangling cord) around from the window treatment; and connection means (e.g., a slide), extending from another end portion of the base, for connecting the apparatus, with the wound cord, into an uncovered top bracket for the window treatment. The preferred connection means is a slide, which either slides or clips into the uncovered bracket. For instances where brackets are unavailable (e.g., Roman shades or some mini-blinds), a suction cup can be used to attach the apparatus to the window frame or window, adjacent the highest point of the window treatment.09-08-2011
20110185540Anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device - An anti-strangulation apparatus for, and hanging freely with, a looped cord of a window covering device. The apparatus includes a tube. The tube at first has the looped cord of the window covering device enter therein, then has the looped cord of the window covering device exit therefrom and run therealong, and then has the looped cord of the window covering device reenter therein again where the looped cord of the window covering device is reeved, and in so doing, the anti-strangulation device is allowed to hang freely with the looped cord of the window covering device and keep the looped cord of the window covering device snug enough against the tube to prevent strangulation by the looped cord of the window covering device, while allowing the looped cord of the window covering device to remain fully operational.08-04-2011
20120060329CORD LOCKER AND WINDOW COVERING HAVING THE CORD LOCKER FOR LENGTH ADJUSTMENT - A cord locker includes a plate with a through hole and a sidewall connected to an edge of the plate. The sidewall has at least a slot. The cord locker is incorporated in a length adjusting mechanism of a window covering, in which a cord has an end fixed to a top rail of the window covering and the other end passing through the through hole of the plate via a bottom of the cord locker, and then the cord is turned to pass through the slot of the sidewall, and then cross the plate and turn back to pass through the slot for fastening the cord and adjusting the length of the cord that the cord is quickly fastened to adjust a length of the window covering.03-15-2012
20120000036SAFETY CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A safety cord release for a window covering has a top section, a middle section, and a bottom section from a top to a bottom thereof. The safety cord release has a right case and a left case combined with the right case. There are several pairs of couplers on the right case and the left case located at the top section, the middle section and the bottom section respectively for engagement to reduce a transverse force from cords and to separate the right case and the left case immediately to release the cords for safety.01-05-2012
20110094065Safety Device For Window Covering Operator - A safety device for use with a control loop of a window covering includes one or a pair of rigid elongated housings configured to be mounted in a fixed vertical orientation adjacent one side of the window covering. Each elongated housing defines a longitudinal channel therein that is configured to receive portions of the control loop therein so as to prevent small children from becoming entangled with or strangled by the control loop.04-28-2011
20120167350SAFETY RELEASE DEVICE FOR ROMAN BLIND PULL CORD - A safety release device for Roman blind pull cord is disposed between the control pull cord of the Roman blind and a lower suspension thereof. The safety release device includes a latch body for connecting with the pull cord, a latch ring seat connected with the lower suspension of the Roman blind, and a connection barrel. The latch body can be plugged into and latched with the connection barrel or extracted out of the connection barrel. The latch body has a latch force greater than the weight of the suspended Roman blind. When an abnormal pulling force greater than the latch force between the latch body and the connection barrel is applied to the pull cord in any direction, the latch body will be easily extracted out of the connection barrel to avoid tangle of the pull cord with a kid and ensure safety in use of the Roman blind.07-05-2012
20120266416WINDOW ADJUSTMENT CORD SAFETY CONNECTOR - A window covering cord collection and coordination device of the invention involves two halves of an assembly which acts as an enclosure for collection of upper control lines, and as an attachment for a downwardly extending single actuation line which may be optionally employed. A key projection member fits within a complementary key slot member at a first or upper end of the window covering cord collection and coordination device and which is oriented and designed to disengage upon any significant downward separating force acting upon the series of upper controlled lines which the window covering cord collection and coordination device engages through an upper slot which enables upper controlled lines to exert a separating force against the first and second housing sections which make up the window covering cord collection and coordination device.10-25-2012
20130111709CORD RELEASE OF WINDOW COVERING - A cord release for a window covering includes at least two cases engaged together to form a barrel with an opening at a top thereof. The cord release is defined with a frontal plane and a sagittal plane. A left side and a right side are defined at opposite sides of the sagittal plane, and a front side and a back side are defined at opposite sides of the frontal plane. The opening has a first collecting portion at the front side of the frontal plane and the right side of the sagittal plane, and a second collecting portion at the back side of the frontal plane and the left side of the sagittal plane. Therefore, the cords will be led to the first collecting portion and the second collecting portion to disengage the cases by the struggle force.05-09-2013
20080196213SAFETY RETAINER FOR USE IN CURTAIN CONTROLLING ROPES - A safety retainer for use in curtain controlling ropes comprises first and second housings which engage with each other, wherein the first and second housings include four holes formed on the tops thereof, and two of the holes are formed by combining two semicircle-shaped holes together, between the first and second housings are respectively disposed protrusions and recesses corresponding to each other, on the combined bottom surface of the first and second housings is arranged a bore, such that the two or more controlling ropes are individually inserted into the holes and extended out of the bore for being limited, and a groove is annularly formed on the combined side periphery of the first and second housings for receiving a loop, thereby allowing the controlling ropes to be retained in the groove by the loop, and causing the first and second housings disengagement from each other because an external weight concentrate onto the safety retainer.08-21-2008
20100299882CORD SAFETY DEVICE FOR WINDOW BLIND - The present invention relates to a cord safety device for a window blind that includes: a housing which includes a first member and a second member, the first member and second member adjoined by a connecting member; an attachment mechanism mounted on the housing, where the attachment mechanism provides a method to attach the device to cords used to adjust the configuration of the window blind; and a cavity between the first member and second member, where the cavity stores the cords when the first member and second member are in a closed position. In one exemplary embodiment, the first member includes a first base portion with a first skirt extending from a periphery of the first base portion and the second member includes a second base portion with a second skirt extending from a periphery of the second base portion.12-02-2010
20120017399SAFETY CURTAIN STRUCTURE - In a safety curtain structure, an assembly of a pulling string and a curtain brake mechanism can be separated easily when a force is applied onto the curtain pulling string by accident, such that a binding force of the pulling string can be released quickly to assure the safety for protecting children's limbs at a certain height, and allowing the pulling string to fully apply a force to a brake mechanism to satisfy the requirement of moving or stopping a reasonable load when a curtain is rolled normally.01-26-2012
20090249586ROPE GRIPPING TENSIONING DEVICE - A rope tensioning device configured to prevent unintentional disengagement of the device from the rope. A jam-cleat arrangement coupled with a closed or semi-closed passageway enables the device to function as a tensioning aid while the user may release the device without it falling off the rope.10-08-2009

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