Belt buckle

  • US 6,792,654 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2002
  • Issued: 09/21/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/02/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A belt buckle comprising:

  • a first buckle member made of cast metal;

    a second buckle member made of cast metal, wherein said first and second buckle members are adapted to be connected to belt ends, and wherein said first buckle member is provided with a receiving chamber for an axial insertion of said second buckle member therein;

    snap-fit elements disposed in and coupled to said second buckle member and displaceable against spring force, wherein, to secure said first and second buckle members when they inter-engage one another, said snap-fit elements cooperate with undercuts provided in said first buckle member; and

    at least one mechanical return spring provided in said second buckle member to effect said spring force against said snap-fit elements.

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