Clamping means for a strap

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4838388





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Clamping member for a strap of the kind adapted to be located between a strap storage location and a strap utilization location, comprises a reaction member pivotally mounted on a base member for angular movement about a reaction member pivot axis, a guide member mounted for movement relative to the base member, and retention member for retaining the guide member and the reaction member in respective rest positions in which the strap is freely movable between the guide member and reaction member until the tension applied to the strap exceeds a predetermined level. Coupling member interconnects the reaction member and the guide member so that, when the tension in the belt exceeds the predetermined level, movement of the guide member causes corresponding movement of the reaction member, thereby wrapping the strap round both the reaction member and the guide member so that one layer of the strap is clamped against the reaction member by another layer of the strap. The reaction member is pivotally mounted on the base member by a first support link and the guide member is slidably mounted on guide member secured to the base member for movement in a direction having a component perpendicular to the reaction member pivot axis.

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Cunningham, Douglas J Portsmouth, GB2 18 173

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
* 4549769 Belt clamping guide loop 25 1984
* 4549770 Belt clamping guide loop 16 1984
Britax-Kolb GmbH & Co. (1)
* 4682791 Deflection device for a safety belt arrangement having progressive belt clamping 31 1985
Britax Wingard Limited (1)
* 4547018 Clamping means for a strap 9 1984
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Intier Automotive Seating Systems GmbH (4)
* 7380833 Deflection fitting for the safety belt of a motor vehicle 3 2001
* 2006/0017,274 Deflection fitting for the safety belt of a motor vehicle 1 2001
* 7954902 Seat belt fitting for a reversible seat 1 2006
* 2008/0265,643 Seat Belt Fitting For A Reversible Seat 1 2006
* 5658051 Gimbaled web guide for a seat-integrated-belt restraint system 29 1995
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