Strap lock for adjusting loops

  • US 5,074,011 A
  • Filed: 05/18/1990
  • Issued: 12/24/1991
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/18/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A locking device for adjustably holding two overlying aligned strap lengths of a loop relative to the locking device comprising:

  • a housing defining a base wall for supporting a pair of overlying strap lengths, including a first strap length supported on the base wall and a second strap length supported on the first strap length;

    a plurality of sharp teeth projecting from the base wall toward the first strap length;

    a pair of sidewalls for containing the strap lengths;

    a lock plate pivotally mounted about a first pivot axis relative to the sidewalls, and pivotal to engage the second strap length supported on said first strap length and the base wall;

    a plurality of sharp teeth projecting from the lock plate toward the second strap length; and

    cam locking means supporting by said sidewalls at a location different from the first pivot axis and comprising an over center cam lock engaging the lock plate for locking the lock plate firmly against the second strap length to force the teeth on the lock plate into the second strap length and to force the first and second strap lengths toward the base wall and the teeth on the base wall into the first strap length.

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