04168810 is referenced by 23 patents and cites 2 patents.

An automobile retractor comprising: (a) a base (6); (b) a winding reel mounted for rotation on said base (6), said winding reel comprising a cylindrical hollow tube (12) having a slot (36) extending substantially along the length thereof, said slot having a first edge (34) and a second edge (35); (c) a locking dog (23) having teeth (39) and being mounted on the external peripheral surface of tube (12) for rotation relative thereto; (d) a locking ring (21) on base (6) disposed in potential mating relationship with locking dog (23); (e) locking dog (23) having an opening (28) therein and a projection (29) into opening (28), opening (28) fitting over one end of tube (12) with the projection (29) fitting into mating relationship with slot (36); (f) at least a significant portion (37) of the inner surface of said opening having a configuration that conforms with the outer peripheral surface of tube (12); (g) actuating ratchet wheel (43) rotatably mounted concentrically with respect to tube (12) and being connected to said locking dog via pin (45) and slot (49) whereby movement of said tube relative to said wheel causes the locking dog to rotate relative to said connection point and into locking engagement with said locking ring.

Title
Novel locking mechanism and reel for retractor
Application Number
5/908307
Publication Number
4168810
Application Date
May 22, 1978
Publication Date
September 25, 1979
Inventor
Robert L Stephenson
Sterling Heights
MI, US
Arduino Colasanti
East Detroit
MI, US
John J Sack
Bloomfield Hills
MI, US
Agent
Patrick L Henry
Assignee
Allied Chemical Corporation
NJ, US
IPC
B65H 75/48
A62B 35/02
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