WO2009112078A1 - Safety closure - Google Patents

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WO2009112078A1
WO2009112078A1 PCT/EP2008/053034 EP2008053034W WO2009112078A1 WO 2009112078 A1 WO2009112078 A1 WO 2009112078A1 EP 2008053034 W EP2008053034 W EP 2008053034W WO 2009112078 A1 WO2009112078 A1 WO 2009112078A1
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housing shell
lid
cover
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zipper
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PCT/EP2008/053034
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André Goby
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Stoba Ag
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A44HABERDASHERY; JEWELLERY
    • A44BBUTTONS, PINS, BUCKLES, SLIDE FASTENERS, OR THE LIKE
    • A44B19/00Slide fasteners
    • A44B19/24Details
    • A44B19/26Sliders
    • A44B19/30Sliders with means for locking in position
    • A44B19/301Sliders with means for locking in position at the end of their upward travel with any suitable device, e.g. pull member combined with a press-button, a hook, a key-operated lock
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C13/00Details; Accessories
    • A45C13/10Arrangement of fasteners
    • A45C13/1023Arrangement of fasteners with elongated profiles fastened by sliders
    • A45C13/103Arrangement of zip-fasteners

Abstract

According to the invention, the safety element for securing the slide (4) of a zipper (2) in the closed state of the zipper (2) comprises a housing shell (10) with a cover (20) disposed pivotally on the housing shell (10), wherein the housing shell (10) receives or encloses an end of the zipper (2) and comprises means for receiving the slide (4), which correspond to the cover (20) such that the slide (4) is fixed in the safety element in the closed state of the cover (20). Furthermore, a closure part (30) is configured, which comprises detent or clamping elements (36) that can be connected to the cover (20) and which comprises detent tongues (34'), which snap into corresponding detent cogs (12) of the housing shell (10) when closing the cover (20) and thereby hold the cover (20) in the closed state, wherein the closure part (30) has a one-piece design made of multiple members, which are connected to each other by webs. Due to this arrangement, in the closed state the slide (4) of the zipper (2) can be easily and reliably fixed in the safety element by closing the lid (20).

Description

safety lock

The present invention relates to a security element for the slide of a zip fastener according to the preamble of claim. 1

Such a fuse element serves to secure a zipper in a closed state such that no accidental opening of the zipper is possible. For example, such secure zippers are used for the closure of bags or wallets which are to be opened by the addressed receiver. To open a possible display on the feed path may be on the slider of the zip fastener in the closed position, for example individualized security elements, such as seals, mounted, which must be removed to open the zipper. This ensures that the portfolio respectively. Bag is respectively unopened. an attempt to open resp. an opening was made is displayed directly and obviously due to the absence of or damage to the security element.

In DE 2361440 such a safety device for a zipper is described in which a deformable plug member having locking portion thereof and detachable head part the slide resp. the pull tab of the slider is locked in the lock part of the securing device. By separating the head part of the locking area of ​​the plug-in part, the locking of the slide can be reversed again. Here, however, the male part is divided and the items must be disposed of separately and the castle part.

The object of the present invention was to provide a securing element to secure the slider of a zipper in a closed position, which easily can be used quickly and reliably. Another object was that the security element can be used multiple times. This object according to the invention is a

Fuse element corresponding to dissolved the features of claim. 1 Further, according to the invention embodiments result from the features of the further claims 2 to 7. The securing element to secure the slider of a zipper in a closed state of the zip fastener according to the invention comprises a housing shell with a pivotally arranged on the housing shell cover, wherein the housing shell an end of the zipper receives or encloses and having means for receiving the slide, which correspond to the cover in such a way that in the closed state of the lid, the slide is fixed in the securing element. Further, a closure part is formed which has to the cover connectable latching or clamping elements and which has latching tongues which engage on closing the lid into corresponding snap-in cams of the housing shell and thereby hold the lid closed, the closure member is integrally constructed of a plurality members which are connected to each other via webs.

By this arrangement, the slide of the zipper can be easily and securely fixed by closing the lid in the securing element in the closed state. For this purpose, the securing element is arranged at the end of the zipper and is connected thereto, to which the slider comes to rest in the closed condition of the zipper. Without opening the lid of the fuse element of the zipper can not be opened. For this, however, the closure element must be destroyed, because its locking or clamping elements respectively. Locking tabs in the lid, respectively. engaged in the housing shell, respectively. are clamped. Such destruction, in particular partial destruction, is evident and thus the manipulation of the zipper. The webs of the individual links or segments of the securing element form a rigid connection and thus a form-stable securing element, which serves as a locking element between the cover and housing in its original state. To open the lid at least partially separate webs must be broken or at least begun, whereby the locking element loses its shape, and thus also lost the elastic locking effect is. Nevertheless, the individual members remain respectively. Segments of the securing element connected to each other, so that the securing element remains in a destroyed state at a time and thus is easy to handle. For example, the ribs of the closing part are dimensioned such that they break or crack before the connection of the locking tongues or locking elements is released under load. So that individual members are rep. Segments of the shutter member partially separated from other elements, without increasing the overall connection of the members is separated from each other, that the closure part is still in one piece. By separating individual webs, however, the latching element and locking tongues can be released from their moorings and thus provide the fixing of the cover to the housing shell freely, whereby the lid can be swung open and so that the slider of the zip fastener can be moved freely again. Advantageously, the closure part is retained as a single piece and can thus be easily disposed of. When separating individual webs, the manipulation will be immediately apparent, so that such manipulation is also easily recognized by canceling the latching connection.

For example, the closure part is substantially a Y-shaped configuration and are each a locking tongue at each of both ends of the two upper limbs arranged and the end of each lower leg has a bent or upwardly projecting tongue. This shaping of the closure part, the fuse element can be easily opened by pulling on the tongue. By the lever action of the tongue, the latching elements of the closure part to be separated from the tongue, thereby releasing the locking connection of the closure part with the lid. Thus, the lid can open easily, whereby advantageously the closure member is maintained in one piece and can be removed from the now open fuse element as a single piece and the pusher released from its holder and the zipper can be opened. In a further embodiment, the bottom of the housing shell is connected to a base plate. So that the shell can be intractable and stably connected to the zipper, respectively. with the material, for example the equipped with the zipper bag.

In a further embodiment of the invention, the cover has pins resp. Rods on which, respectively in a partially open eyelets. Retaining tabs of the housing shell are rotatably mounted. This provides a simple pivotal connection is realized in the form of a hinge between the cover and the housing shell, which optionally also permits replacement of the cover in case of damage.

For example, all the components consist of the fuse element made of plastic. Thus, the fuse element can be produced inexpensively in large quantities and high manufacturing precision and it also has a robust construction.

In a further embodiment, the lid has an opening for receiving the closure part. Thus, the closure part can be easily from the inside of

Cover her use in the lid and extends outward from yet resp. is optimal from without accessible to the opening process. Further, a pocket, it is proposed having at least one opening, which is equipped with a zipper for closing the aperture in which according to the invention is fitted to an end of the zipper with a securing element according to the present invention. Thus, a container for the transport of sensitive goods, such as created, for example, documents where a tortuous attempt to open or unauthorized opening appears clear, the fuse can be done very easily and quickly.

Embodiments of the present invention will be explained in more detail below with reference to figures. 1 shows the view of the individual parts of an inventive security element.

Figure 2 illustrates schematically the corner portion of a bag with zipper which is equipped with a securing element of FIG. 1; Fig 3 shows the view of inserting the slider of the zip fastener in the securing element.

Figure 4 shows the closing of the securing element of FIG. 4;

5 shows the first step of opening of the securing element of FIG. 4;

Figure 6 shows the opening the lid as the second step of opening of the securing element of FIG. 4; Figure 7 shows the removal of the partially destroyed closure part.

8 shows in more detail the plan view of an inventive closure part. 9 shows the partial view of the underside of the front portion of the closure member of FIG. 8;

Fig. 10 is a view on the are arranged in the housing shell, respectively. snapped closure member of Figure 8; and FIG. 11, the view of an alternative embodiment of the closure member of Figure 8.

1 shows the individual components of an inventive security element are illustrated with the housing shell 10, the cover 20, the shutter member 30 and the base plate fortieth

Figure 2 shows schematically the arrangement of the inventive fuse element 1 according to Figure 1 at the end of the zipper 2 of a bag 3 in the closed state. The slide 4 of the zipper 2 is arranged completely inside the fuse element 1, so that it is neither visible nor accessible from outside.

Figure 3 shows, as an open securing member 1, the slider 4 of the fully closed zipper 2 in the housing shell 10 is positioned. Here, for example, the eye 5 'of the pull tab 5 of the slider 4 is pushed by a pin 11 in the bottom of the housing shell 10th Thus, the slider 4 is fixed in this closed position in the housing 10th

By folding the lid 20, the fuse element 1 is closed, as shown in FIG. 4 The lid 20 is locked by pressing to the housing 10, as will be explained in more detail below. Thus, the inside of the cover 20 comes resp. of the closure member 30 into abutment with the free end of the pin 11 in the housing shell 10, whereby an accidental or unintended loosening of the slider 4 is prevented from its closed position.

The lid 20 is advantageously supported in such a way in the housing shell 10 such that it remains positioned without pressure load in the opened state at an angle with respect to the housing shell 10th Thus, either the closing operation is not carried out visually readily apparent, or a defective closure part 30, which can not be fixed in the closed position the lid 20, is also displayed. are the now such a closed fuse element 1 can only be opened by the shutter member 30 is released by lifting the vane 31 from its anchorage on the lid 20, whereby the lid 20 can be opened again and the slider 4 is released, thus opening the zipper 2 can, as can be seen from figures 5 and 6. FIG.

After opening the lid 20, the closure member 30 remains advantageously in one piece and can therefore easily and completely be removed from the housing shell 10, as shown in FIG. 7 But that the closure part 30 is functionally destroyed and can not be used for re-closing the housing shell 10 again. In Figure 8 is more detailed supervision on a

illustrated closure member 30 of the preceding figures. Here, the one-piece construction, consisting of several interconnected via thin webs members clearly evident. The vane 31 is formed at the free end of the central base body 32nd At the other end, two quarter-circular locking segments 36 are laterally connected by webs 37 to the base body.

These locking segments 36 are dimensioned such that they respectively cling elastically against a recess formed on the cover 20 nose 21 during insertion of the closure part 30 in the lid 20th engage.

Further, a locking jaw 34 each arranged on both sides of the base body 32, which in turn is connected by webs 38 to the base body 32nd These locking jaws 34 also enclose the outer side of the respective

Locking segments 36 and are also connected via webs 39 therewith. resilient cams are arranged 34 'at the free ends of the locking jaws 34, which resiliently engage in corresponding retaining means 12 of the housing shell 10 and 30 connect the closure part latching to the housing shell 10, as can be seen for example from the illustration of FIG 10th In Figure 10, the closure member is shown engaged in the housing shell 10 30 20 with an open lid The arrangement of the resilient cam 34 'at the free ends of the locking jaws 34 to further serve, when opening the lid 20, the opening forces on the webs 37 break, 38, 39 and transfer 39 'and this order. Thus, opening of the lid 20 without visible destruction of the webs can not be excluded and thus manipulation of the closure.

Further, for example, additional retaining cam 33 is arranged laterally on the base body 32, which are also 'connected by webs 39 to the base body 32 and are clampingly with the lid 20 in connection in the region between the locking jaws 34 and the flag 31st

These additional retaining cam 33 may be arranged for example directly as an extension of the respective latching jaw 34, as shown in FIG. 11 The locking segments 36 may be formed as semi-circular single segment.

The webs 37, 38, 39 and 39 'between an individual segments of the closure part 30 is now dimensioned such that they during the attempt of opening

Lid 20 individually break or at least bend before the connection between the closure part 30 and the lid 20 or the housing shell is dissolved 10th This is achieved, inter alia, by the arrangement of the cams 34 ', which break the webs by their leverage before their locking action is canceled. So that individual bridges remain as connecting elements between the individual members of the closure part 30 obtained so that the closure part 30 remains in one piece, but the original rigid structure of the closure part 30 is broken it. Thus, the attempt of opening of the lid by corresponding broken webs 37, 38, 39 or 39 is already 'is displayed, has actually taken place an opening without. but the damaged closing part 30 can no longer be used, but must be replaced by a new closing part.

For the intended opening of the closure, the closure part 30 is partially broken by lifting the vane 31, as shown in Figure 5, whereby the cam 34 'of the locking jaws 34 resp. 36 can be solved from its locking, the locking segments and thus the cover can be opened 20th

Thus, the fuse element can be used multiple times, it must be replaced by a new 30 closure part 30 after use only the cars and destroyed closure part, which thus exerts a key role.

The great advantages of the inventive structure are the simple design, easy and fast operation, which can mostly be done with one hand, reliable indication of tampering or opening of the safety of once-only use each one closure part and the robust design of the cover and housing shell.

By the way, the closure part 30 in the cover 20 can use in preparation of the effective closure process, including securing the tab of the zipper closed, simple, reliable and particularly quickly done.

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1. Securing element for securing the slide (4) of a zip fastener (2) in the closed condition of the zipper (2), characterized in that the
Fuse element has a housing shell (10) having an on the housing shell (10) is pivotally arranged cover (20), wherein the housing shell (10) receives or encloses an end of the zip fastener (2) and comprises means for receiving the slide (4) so with the lid (20) correspond to that in the closed state of the lid (20) of the slide is fixed in the securing element, and that further a locking member (30) is formed, which with the lid (20) connectable latching or clamping elements (36; 33) and which has locking tongues (34 '), engage the (in corresponding arresting pin when closing the lid (20) 12) of the housing shell (10) and thus keep the lid closed (20) against the housing shell (10), wherein the closure member (30) is integrally constructed of a plurality members which via webs (37; 39 '38;; 39) are connected together.
2. Securing element according to claim 1, characterized in that some of the ribs of the closing part (30) are dimensioned such that they under load break before the connection of the locking tongues (34 ') or locking elements, is dissolved (36 33).
3. Securing element according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the closure part (10) has a substantially Y-shape and each have a snap-in tongue (34 ') are arranged at each of both ends of the two upper limbs and the end of the single lower leg having an upwardly bent or protruding tongue (31).
4. Fuse element according to one of claims 1 to 3, characterized, in that the underside of the
Housing shell (10) is connected to a base plate (40).
5. Security element according to one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the cover (20) pins, respectively. Rods (22), which respectively in a partially open eyelets. Retaining tabs (13) of the housing shell (10) are rotatably mounted.
6. Security element according to one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that all components of the securing element consist of plastic.
7. Security element according to one of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that the cover (20) having an opening for receiving at least a portion of the closure part (30), preferably with a projecting into the opening lug (21).
8. bag having at least one opening with a zipper (2) fitted to close the opening, characterized in that one end of the zip fastener (2) is equipped with a securing element according to any one of claims 1 to. 7
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