Load binder

  • US 7,065,840 B2
  • Filed: 07/12/2004
  • Issued: 06/27/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/12/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A load binder for use in conjunction with a load securing tie down for securing a load for transport, comprising:

  • a body having a first end and a second end, wherein said first end is bifurcated and wherein said second end defines an axial bore having a threaded end section;

    a handle having a first end and a second end, wherein said first end of said handle is bifurcated and is received between the furcations of said first end of said body so that the furcations of said first end of said body are juxtaposed the furcations of said first end of said handle, further wherein the juxtaposed furcations are pinned to each other so that said handle and said body are pivotally connected at said first end of said body and at said first end of said handle;

    a link having a first end which is pinned to said handle approximate said first end of said handle and a second free end;

    a threaded shaft received by said threaded bore of said second end of said body;

    a first tie engaging element;

    a first ball joint coupling said first tie engaging element to said free end of said link;

    a second tie engaging element;

    a second ball joint coupling said first engaging element to said threaded shaft; and

    a safety pin, wherein said safety pin is received by cooperating holes defined by the furcations of said first end of said body and the furcations of said first end of said handle such that said safety pin passes completely through said body and completely through said handle and is positioned outwardly of said link, thereby preventing said link from rotating in a direction outwardly from the load.

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