Load binder

  • US 7,634,841 B2
  • Filed: 06/26/2006
  • Issued: 12/22/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/12/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A load binder for use in connection with a load securing tie down for securing a load for transport, the load binder comprising:

  • a body having an outward facing surface and first and second ends, wherein said first end is bifurcated and wherein said second end defines an axial bore;

    a handle having first and second ends, wherein said first end of said handle is bifurcated, said bifurcations of said first end of said handle are pivotally attached to said bifurcations of said first end of said body;

    a link having first and second ends, said link being positioned between said furcations of said handle with said first end thereof pivotally connected to said handle;

    a shaft having first end and second ends, said first end received by said axial bore of said body and said second end extending beyond said second end of said body;

    a first tie engaging element;

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

    a second tie engaging element;

    a second ball joint coupling said second tie engaging element to said second end of said shaft; and

    a safety pin extending between said furcations of said body such that said pin passes across said link preventing said link from rotating in a direction outward of said outward facing surface of said body.

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