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Carrying Strap Clip

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113915D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Irwin, JC: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is a clip for attaching a carrying strap to a transportable device in such a way that the strap, while being held securely to the device as the device is carried, is easily removable by deliberate actions of the user.

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Carrying Strap Clip

      Described is a clip for attaching a carrying strap to a
transportable device in such a way that the strap, while being held
securely to the device as the device is carried, is easily removable
by deliberate actions of the user.

      The Figure is an elevational view showing a carrying strap 10
attached to a transportable device 12 by means of a clip 14.  At an
end of strap 10, a permanent loop 16 is formed as an end portion of
strap 10 is doubled back and attached, for example by sewing, to the
remaining portion of the strap.  Clip 14 includes a support bar 18
extending through loop 16.  An inclined slot 20, extending through
support bar 18, makes it possible to slide loop 16 over support bar
18 into the position shown.  Device 12 includes a strap mounting stud
22 with an outward-extending shoulder 24 and a head 26.  Clip 14
includes a slot 28 through which shoulder 24 extends.

      The attachment of an assembly consisting of strap 10 and clip
14 to device 12 is begun by sliding clip 14 onto stud 22, with head
26 of the stud being pushed through an enlarged clearance hole 30 at
one end of slot 28.  Except for clearance hole 30, slot 28 is too
narrow to permit the passage therethrough of head 26.  Clip 14 is
then slid, with shoulder 24 of stud 22 sliding along slot 28, until
shoulder 24 is in a small rounded end 32 of slot 28.  The entrance to
small rounded end 32 is defined as a narrowed throat by a pair of
rounded tabs 34, which are pushed apart with...