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Title:
COUPLING DEVICE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2004093533
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A coupling device (10, 110) for engagement with an anchor member (16) is provided. The coupling device (10, 110) includes a lever (14, 114) that moves between a closed position that substantially covers the mouth (36, 80, 180) of the device (10, 110) and an open position in which the mouth (36, 80, 180) is substantially uncovered by the lever (14, 114). The lever (14, 114) may be moved to the open position by camming forces or by direct manipulation of a portion (19) of the lever (14, 114) by a user. The coupling device (10, 110) may include a cover (11, 111) with a recognizable shape such as a pet or fictional character. The protruding ears (41, 42) and/or head of the recognizable shape aid in the gripping and operation of the device (10, 110) and the mouth (36, 80, 180) receives the anchor member (16).

Inventors:
DINGMAN GUY R (US)
ANTHONY JAMES R (US)
Application Number:
US2004011952W
Publication Date:
February 24, 2005
Filing Date:
April 16, 2004
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
INDIANA MILLS & MANUFACTURING, INC.
DINGMAN, GUY, R.
ANTHONY, JAMES, R.
International Classes:
A01K27/00; F16B45/02; (IPC1-7): A01K27/00
Foreign References:
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US20010022160A12001-09-20
GB367046A1932-02-18
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