Pull pin assembly for canopy

  • US RE40,657 E1
  • Filed: 03/29/2004
  • Issued: 03/10/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/24/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A pull pin assembly, comprising:

  • a first rod or pole, having a first hole and a second notch or hole;

    a second rod or pole, having a third hole, the second rod or pole being slidably contained within the first rod or pole, so that the first hole is superimposable on the third hole;

    a main body, having a central hollow dimensioned to contain the first rod or pole, and having at least one resilient tab, the resilient tab being cut out from the main body and having a boss thereon extending into the central hollow to engage the second notch or hole of the first rod or pole;

    a pull pin body integral with the main body and extending radially outward from the central hollow, said pin body having a space therein extending into the central hollow;

    a pull pin slidably disposed in the space of the pull pin body to move from a first position extending into the central hollow through the first hole to a second position outside of the central hollow; and

    a biasing member biasing the pull pin toward the second first position to relatively lock the first rod or pole and the second rod or pole when the first hole is superimposed on the third hole.

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