Belt fixer for children safety belt

Application Number: 00124443
Application Date: 2000.09.05
Publication Number: 1290501
Publication Date: 2001.04.11
Priority Information: 1999/10/1 US 09/410539
International: A44B11/00
Applicant(s) Name: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: Paul F Jibolio;John S. Pangta
Patent Agency Code: 72002
Patent Agent: cheng wei
Abstract The strap retainer includes a relatively rigid post element with one end formed integrally with a relatively flexible strap element. The free end of the post element includes parallel stabilizing channels and a central detent channel which receive parallel stabilizing prongs and a central detent channel on the free end of the strap element. The detent channel includes detent protrusions with forward ramps to deflect the detent prong upon initial insertion, and further includes rearward ramps to detent engage lateral ramped surfaces on the detent prong after the detent prong has ramped over the detent protrusions and returned to an undeflected position.