FR2664878A1 - Device for holding two strands of a flexible tie in a determined relative position - Google Patents

Device for holding two strands of a flexible tie in a determined relative position Download PDF

Info

Publication number
FR2664878A1
FR2664878A1 FR9009366A FR9009366A FR2664878A1 FR 2664878 A1 FR2664878 A1 FR 2664878A1 FR 9009366 A FR9009366 A FR 9009366A FR 9009366 A FR9009366 A FR 9009366A FR 2664878 A1 FR2664878 A1 FR 2664878A1
Authority
FR
France
Prior art keywords
housing
characterized
device according
strands
grooves
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Withdrawn
Application number
FR9009366A
Other languages
French (fr)
Inventor
Zhu Jinyong
Original Assignee
Zhu Jinyong
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Zhu Jinyong filed Critical Zhu Jinyong
Priority to FR9009366A priority Critical patent/FR2664878A1/en
Publication of FR2664878A1 publication Critical patent/FR2664878A1/en
Withdrawn legal-status Critical Current

Links

Classifications

    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16GBELTS, CABLES, OR ROPES, PREDOMINANTLY USED FOR DRIVING PURPOSES; CHAINS; FITTINGS PREDOMINANTLY USED THEREFOR
    • F16G11/00Means for fastening cables or ropes to one another or to other objects; Caps or sleeves for fixing on cables or ropes
    • F16G11/10Quick-acting fastenings; Clamps holding in one direction only
    • F16G11/101Quick-acting fastenings; Clamps holding in one direction only deforming the cable by moving a part of the fastener
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D25/00Neckties
    • A41D25/02Neckties with ready-made knot or bow, with or without bands
    • A41D25/022Neckties with ready-made knot or bow, with or without bands with knot simulated by a ring or the like
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C13/00Details; Accessories
    • A45C13/10Arrangement of fasteners
    • A45C13/1038Arrangement of fasteners of flexible ties
    • A45C13/1046Arrangement of fasteners of flexible ties of strings or cords

Abstract

Device for holding the determined relative position of the two strands (10, 11) of a flexible link (1) intended to surround a body in which the said strands are positioned in grooves (23), of a housing (20) and held in place by a closure means (21).

Description

 Device for holding the determined relative position of the two strands of a sou le link.

 The present invention relates to a device for maintaining a link in the form of a loop of determined size.

 The link considered can be of any shape and made of any material, for example, a leather cord, a chain or a steel cord may be cited.

 This link is intended to be passed around a body in order to form a loop and the invention aims to provide a device maintaining the loop thus formed by preventing any sliding of the strands of the link relative to each other and relative to the device.

 Such a device is particularly intended to maintain a closure link of a bag or purse but could obviously be used for any other body, for example, in clothing for closing a belt or d 'a rope.

 I1 is for example known to close the opening of a woman's handbag by a link which is looped around the opening.

 This link is in some models knotted, or maintained by a ring, often in leather, which is made to slide.

These devices are not entirely satisfactory because they do not allow the bag to be kept reliably closed because the link manages to slide, which gradually enlarges the loop.

 Other devices keep the bag securely closed but are not easy to handle if you do not have both hands.

 These devices provide for the installation of flat metal rings at the ends of the link intended to be threaded onto the foot of a closure member before the closure thereof.

 The device according to the invention could, of course, be used for bulky bags such as sports bags or sailor bags.

 It can also be provided with a security closure so that only authorized persons can open it, which is useful on women's handbags or travel bags, but above all will allow to widen its field of application to postal bags, bags containing funds or valuables.

In order to meet these objectives, the subject of the present invention is a device for holding the determined relative position of the two strands of a flexible link intended to surround a body, characterized in that it comprises
- a housing having two grooves for guiding the two strands of the link,
- A closure means, cooperating with the housing, so that the two strands of the link are held in the grooves, in the closed position of said closure means.

According to a first embodiment of the invention:
- The closure means is a cover hinged to the housing by hinge means and can be secured to said housing in the closed position by latching means
- each groove has an angle,
- pins are arranged in the corners of the grooves
- the angles are substantially straight angles
- the grooves open onto the peripheral edge of the housing by notches
- the notches intended for the outlet of the strands of the housing are adjacent to each other
- the notches intended for the entry of the strands into the housing are opposite one another
- the housing carries means for releasing the cover
- The release means are subjected to latch means in order to form a safety closure.

According to a second embodiment of the invention:
- The housing has a through opening and the closure means is formed by a turnstile and a locking ring which can, in a determined position, pass through said opening
- the turnstile and the locking ring are integral with one another and movable in rotation relative to the housing
- the grooves of the housing open into the opening of the housing and, in the closed position, the locking ring penetrates into said grooves, while the turnstile extends partly above the upper wall of the housing
- the opening of the case is triangular, the turnstile has the shape of a three-pointed star and the locking ring is triangular with rounded angles.

The present invention will be better understood on reading the following description of two embodiments thereof with reference to the drawing in which:
FIG. 1 is a front view of a first embodiment of the device in the closed position for holding a link,
- Figure 2 is a side view along arrow II of Figure 1;
- Figure 3 is a side view along the arrow
III of Figure ï;
- Figure 4 is a front view of the device of Figure 1 open with the link positioned for its maintenance
- Figure 5 is a front view of a bag equipped with a second embodiment of the device according to the invention;
- Figure 6 is an enlarged view of the device of Figure 5 with cutaway of the upper wall thereof.

 In Figure 1, we see the device 2 according to the first embodiment, closed in order to maintain in position the two strands 10 and 11 of the link 1. The body surrounded by said link 1 has not been shown but is easily understood that it is located behind the device and that the strands 10 and 11 of the link 1 approach one another in order to form a closed loop surrounding the body.

 In this example, the strands 10, 11 of the link penetrate into the device 2 by opposite points and emerge one next to the other through the lower part of the device 2.

 In Figures 2 and 3, we note that the device 2 is formed of a housing 20 and a cover 21 ensuring the closure of said housing. Said cover 21 is articulated on the housing 20 by hinge means 22 shown diagrammatically in FIG. 4.

 As can be seen in Figure 4, the housing 20 is shaped with two guide grooves 23 for the establishment of the strands 10, 11 in the device.

 These grooves 23 have an angle 23, here a substantially straight angle, and are arranged side by side so as to form a general "T".

 Said grooves 23 open onto the peripheral edge of the housing 20 by notches thereof, the inlet notches 24 are arranged in an opposite manner around the periphery of the housing while the outlet notches 25 are arranged adjacent to one another. 'other.

 In the angle 23 'formed by each groove 23, there are provided, near the upper face of the housing 20, pins 26 disposed generally along the bisector of said angle. These pins 26 are of small size in order to define a free space that is little different in section from that available in the rest of the grooves.

 The device 2 also comprises means for snap-fastening the cover 21 onto the housing 20 formed by pins 27 carried by the cover 21 and retaining means arranged in openings 28 of the housing in which the pins 27 are inserted when fold the cover 21 over the housing 20.

 Means for releasing these latching means are provided in the form of two push buttons 29. In a manner known per se, by pressing these buttons 29, the retaining means release the pins 27 from the cover. We can then provide that the cover is brought into its open position shown in Figure 4 by elastic means not shown.

The operation of the device is as follows
After having placed the link 1 around the body to be closed and therefore determined the dimension of the loop to be formed, each strand 10, 11 is placed in a groove 23 by making it enter through the notch 24 and exit through the notch 25 and taking care to insert it under the pins 26. The pins 26 are preferably carried by the edge of the internal groove at the corner, as shown, in order to facilitate the insertion of the strands, but this arrangement is not limiting. When the strands 10, 11 are thus arranged, the cover 21 is folded down so that it is held against the housing 20 by the latching means.

 It will therefore be understood that the strands of the link are enclosed in closed housings formed by the grooves and the internal face of the cover.

 Of course, the dimension of the grooves is provided such that the housings are of dimension substantially equal and slightly greater than the size of the link.

 When the link is formed by a chain, the rings of the latter cannot cross the angle that each groove has and a traction exerted on the strands, in order to make them slide in the grooves, is then without result.

 In cases where the link is formed by a material in the form of a bead which can follow the shape of the angle and thus slide in the grooves, provision is made for the installation of rings such as the ring 30 shown diagrammatically.

 Such a ring 30 cannot cross the angle 23 'of the grooves. There are then several in the strand area in which it is planned to have to retain said strands in the device 2 in order to provide a choice in the dimensioning of the loop then formed. Of course, if the loop to be formed with the link is of determined size and does not need to be modified, it will suffice to have a single ring 30 which must be positioned on the side of the lug 26 closest to the notches 25.

 In order to transform the device according to the invention into a safety closure, the release means are subjected to the action of a lock releasable by the user either by a key, or by a code or any other means known in the field locks.

 Figures 5 and 6 show a second embodiment of the device according to the invention.

 In FIG. 5, we see the device 4 tending to close the bag 13 by maintaining its flap 14 and the link 1 by its two strands 10, 11.

 The device 4 is formed by a housing 40 integral with the flap 14; This housing 40 is, here, of generally triangular shape and is crossed by a triangular opening 42. In a similar manner to the first embodiment, this housing 40 has grooves 43 visible in FIG. 6, on which the upper wall of the housing 40 is torn off.

 As will be understood, these grooves are turned towards the flap 14 of the bag.

 The grooves 43 open on the peripheral edge of the housing 40 by notches 44 of input and 45 of output of the strands 10, it of the link 1.

 As can be seen in FIG. 6, these grooves 43 open into the opening 42 of the housing 4U and are conformed opposite this opening in an arc centered on the center of this opening.

 In order to fix the box 40 to the flap 14 of the bag, an opening 15 can be provided through the latter and a finishing plate, not shown, which is placed under the flap 14 and fixed by screws shown diagrammatically at 16 in said case 40 Such a fixing is known in leather goods and will not be described in more detail here.

 The link will then always be positioned with its strands 10, it in the grooves 43 of the housing 40. In this embodiment, the closure means are formed by a turnstile 41 and a locking ring 46. The turnstile 41 and the ring blocking 46 are linked in rotation to each other but mobile in rotation relative to the bag 13

 As can be seen in the figures, the turnstile 41 generally has the shape of a three-pointed star, while the locking ring 46 is triangular with rounded angles. Both are of such dimensions that they can, in a determined position not shown, slide through the opening 42 of the housing 40.

 The turnstile 41 and the locking ring 46 are mounted on the bag 13 around a pivot, so that when the flap 14 is closed on the bag, the locking ring 46 extends with regard to the thickness of the housing 40 and therefore of the grooves 43, while the turnstile is above the upper wall of said housing 40.

 For aesthetic reasons, it is possible to have, between the turnstile and the locking ring, a wall 47 fixed in rotation relative to the bag 13 and of a shape such that it penetrates into the opening 42 of the housing 40 and is positioned substantially in the same plane as the upper wall thereof, in order to hide the interior of the housing and especially the locking ring 46.

 When it is desired to close the bag 13, the flap 14 is positioned so as to make the turnstile 41 penetrate into the opening of the housing 40, then, the strands 10, 11 of the link 1 are drawn by their part leaving the housing so to form the desired closing loop, then the turnstile 41 is turned in order to bring it into the position shown in the figures.

 In this position, the branches of the turnstile 41 are positioned above the wall of the housing 40 and prevent any movement tending to spread the flap 14 from the bag 13.

 The locking ring 46 rotates at the same time as the turnstile and its angles penetrate into the grooves 43 of the housing 40. The strands of the link 1 are then forced against the wall of the grooves 43 and held in position.

 The angles of the locking ring are rounded so as not to injure the link 1.

 It is possible to provide for the use of a lock blocking the turnstile in the closed position of the device.

 According to an alternative embodiment of the device of Figures 5 and 6, the bag 13 may not have a flap 14; the housing would then be on one of the walls thereof, on the outside of the bag, while the closure means formed by the turnstile and the locking ring would be on the other wall of the bag, on the inside of the bag.

 Of course, the device according to the invention is not limited to the rounded or triangular shapes shown and any other shape could be made depending on the aesthetics sought.

 The external face of the cover of the first embodiment, as well as the upper wall of the housing of the second embodiment, or the twist can be used for the decoration or the marking of the device.

 The grooves can also be designed in another form, the only obligation being that of comprising an impassable passage by the link, when the closure means are in the closed position, if this is subjected to a traction tending to move its relative position relative to to the housing.

Claims (14)

 1. Device for holding the determined relative position of the two strands (lu, 11) of a flexible link (l) intended to surround a body, characterized in that it comprises
 - a housing (20, 4U) having two grooves (23, 43) for guiding the two strands (10, 11) of the link,
 - a closure means (21, 41, 46) cooperating with the housing (20, 40), so that the two strands (10, 11) of the link are held in the grooves (23, 43) in the closed position said closure means.
 2. - Device according to claim 1, characterized in that the closure means is a cover (21) articulated on the housing (20) by hinge means (22) and can be secured to said housing (20) in the closed position by latching means (27, 28).
 3. - Device according to claim 2, characterized in that each groove (23) has an angle (23 ').
 4. Device according to claim 3, characterized in that lugs (zig) are arranged in the angles (23 ') of the grooves (2
 5. Device according to claim 3 or 4, characterized in that the angles (2X ') are substantially straight angles.
 6. - Device according to claim 1, characterized in that the housing (40) has an opening (42) through, and in that the closure means is formed by a turn (41) and a locking ring (46) being able, in a determined position, to pass through said opening (42).
 7. - Device according to claim 6, characterized in that the turnstile (41) and the locking ring (46) are integral with one another and movable in rotation relative to the housing (40).
 8. - Device according to claim 7, characterized in that the grooves (43) of the housing open into the opening (42) of the housing (4U), and in that in the closed position7 the locking ring (46) penetrates in said grooves (43) while the turnstile (41) extends partially above the upper wall of the housing (40).
 9. - Device according to any one of claims 6 to 8, characterized in that the opening (42) of the housing (40) is triangular, the turnstile (41) has the shape of a three-pointed star and the locking ring (46) is triangular with rounded corners.
 10. - Device according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the grooves (23,43) open onto the peripheral edge of the housing (20,40) by notches (24, 25, 44,45).
 11. - Device according to claim 10, characterized in that the notches (25,45) intended for the output of the strands (10, 11) of the housing (20,40) are adjacent to each other.
 12. - Device according to claim 10 or 11, characterized in that the notches (24,44) intended for the entry of the strands (10, 11) in the housing (20,40) are opposite one to the other.
 13. - Device according to claim 2, characterized in that the housing (20) carries release means (29) of the cover (21).
 14. Device according to claim 13, characterized in that the release means (29) are subjected to latch means in order to form a safety closure.
FR9009366A 1990-07-23 1990-07-23 Device for holding two strands of a flexible tie in a determined relative position Withdrawn FR2664878A1 (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
FR9009366A FR2664878A1 (en) 1990-07-23 1990-07-23 Device for holding two strands of a flexible tie in a determined relative position

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
FR9009366A FR2664878A1 (en) 1990-07-23 1990-07-23 Device for holding two strands of a flexible tie in a determined relative position

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
FR2664878A1 true FR2664878A1 (en) 1992-01-24

Family

ID=9398988

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
FR9009366A Withdrawn FR2664878A1 (en) 1990-07-23 1990-07-23 Device for holding two strands of a flexible tie in a determined relative position

Country Status (1)

Country Link
FR (1) FR2664878A1 (en)

Citations (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2226393A (en) * 1939-12-11 1940-12-24 Baird Jr Wire clamp
US3074135A (en) * 1960-04-12 1963-01-22 John A Di Lorenzo Releasible lace fastener device
US3364500A (en) * 1965-08-30 1968-01-23 John R. Fox Bolo tie structure
US3745614A (en) * 1970-02-23 1973-07-17 C Tsang Tie-knot unit
GB1497948A (en) * 1974-09-26 1978-01-12 Nifco Inc Devices for clamping and holding electric cord
BE900151A (en) * 1984-07-12 1984-11-05 Spiral S P R L Fastener for strap forming adjustable loop - uses Y=shaped passage system to bring strap ends together in leg passage with locking device
US4807333A (en) * 1987-12-03 1989-02-28 Boden Ogden W Cord lock with cord removal slot
US4912814A (en) * 1988-05-02 1990-04-03 Mckenzie Shirley D Bolo clasp

Patent Citations (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2226393A (en) * 1939-12-11 1940-12-24 Baird Jr Wire clamp
US3074135A (en) * 1960-04-12 1963-01-22 John A Di Lorenzo Releasible lace fastener device
US3364500A (en) * 1965-08-30 1968-01-23 John R. Fox Bolo tie structure
US3745614A (en) * 1970-02-23 1973-07-17 C Tsang Tie-knot unit
GB1497948A (en) * 1974-09-26 1978-01-12 Nifco Inc Devices for clamping and holding electric cord
BE900151A (en) * 1984-07-12 1984-11-05 Spiral S P R L Fastener for strap forming adjustable loop - uses Y=shaped passage system to bring strap ends together in leg passage with locking device
US4807333A (en) * 1987-12-03 1989-02-28 Boden Ogden W Cord lock with cord removal slot
US4912814A (en) * 1988-05-02 1990-04-03 Mckenzie Shirley D Bolo clasp

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3245240A (en) Knob protector
US4483469A (en) Convertible carrier bag
US4756171A (en) Luggage lock system
US6408660B1 (en) Combined luggage tag and locking system
US3960300A (en) Tamper-proof backpack
US6095094A (en) Pet lock collar leash
US2819776A (en) Combined sun shade and article carrier
US3414033A (en) Interchangeable purse insert
US4213314A (en) Handbag lock
US7064667B2 (en) Security alarm system for personal baggage
US4804122A (en) Theft protection purse
US5214940A (en) Detachable dress cap for locks on jewelry chains
US5503204A (en) Interchangeable flap handbag
US5894975A (en) Carriers and interchangeable liner therefor
US4102166A (en) Key bow cover
US5911262A (en) Handbag
US8152374B2 (en) Protective cover for backpacks
CA2234366A1 (en) Coin bin with locking lid
US2745524A (en) Two-way handle for hat boxes
US5178198A (en) Handbag with replaceable handle
TW200301804A (en) Locking device
US3347299A (en) Arms and ammunition handbag
US2510186A (en) Shopping bag
US3286751A (en) Protective assembly of devices for office, home, street and subway
GB2158417A (en) Portable security box

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
ST Notification of lapse