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Title:
SNAP-HOOK TETHER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2004112933
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A snap-hook (10) that has a hook (12), forming a portion of an eye loop (15), and a lever (14) that is pivotally movable relative to the hook (12). The lever (14) forms a remaining portion of the eye loop (15) with respect to the hook (12). A thumb tab (16) is connected to the lever (14), and is positioned in a slot (30) defined in the hook (12). The thumb tab (16) is slidable in the slot (30) relative to the hook (12), forming a release mechanism, such that the sliding movement of the thumb tab (16) in the slot (30) causes the lever (14) to pivot relative to the hook (12) to open the eye loop (15). The snap-hook (10) has essentially broad, opposing, front and back sides, and relatively narrower edges, such that the back side of the snap-hook (10) can be placed into the palm of a user's hand to hold the snap. The thumb tab (16) is located on the front side of the snap-hook (10) to allow simpler holding of the snap-hook (10) and operation of the release mechanism with one hand while essentially eliminating swiveling of the snap-hook (10) in the hand.

Inventors:
FERGUSON THOMAS BURTON (US)
MCDONALD MICHAEL HANLEY (US)
Application Number:
US2004019606W
Publication Date:
February 24, 2005
Filing Date:
June 18, 2004
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Assignee:
FERGUSON, THOMAS, BURTON
MCDONALD, MICHAEL, HANLEY
International Classes:
F16B45/02; (IPC1-7): F16B45/02
Foreign References:
US0499304A1893-06-13
US0865224A1907-09-03
US2116880A1938-05-10
US2608736A1952-09-02
US4679280A1987-07-14
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