General purpose magnetic connector

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20070099469A1
SERIAL NO

11592279

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A general purpose releasable connector comprising: a first connector part comprising: a head, a neck, and a first attachment member, the neck joining the head to the attachment member, the head having a width that is wider than the neck in at least one dimension; a second connector part comprising: a socket for receiving the head and a second attachment member; the socket having a first open end, a base, and a socket wall having opposing sides, the first open end being wider than the head and the base being sufficiently closed to support the head without the head passing through it, the opposing sides sloping inward from the first open end, the socket further including a slot passing through the socket wall, the slot being wider than the neck but narrower than the head; and a first magnet embedded in one of either the head or the socket base, the other of the head or socket base either being ferromagnetic or including a second magnet, or both, whereby when the head is placed in the socket, the head is automatically guided into and magnetically held in the socket. A logo is attached to one of said connector to make an advertising give-away or a personalized gift.

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NITE IZE INC5660 CENTRAL AVENUE BOULDER CO 80301

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Sorensen, Joseph Bozeman, MT 10 123

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