04848794 is referenced by 16 patents and cites 11 patents.

A safety belt connector fitting is disclosed in association with a three-point safety belt harness wherein the connector fitting is mounted on a mid-portion of the belt to be releasably anchored to an associated push button type buckle positioned inboard of the vehicle passenger seat. The slide bar of the connector fitting has a web spanning the belt receiving aperture of the fitting base plate for entraining the safety belt through the fitting. The web has upper longitudinal corner surfaces which are truncated to provide flattened surfaces facilitating sliding movement of the belt thereby when the fitting is suspended on the belt in a stored condition. Lower longitudinally extending corners of the web have conventional right angle corner configurations to cinch the safety belt between the slide bar and the fitting base when the connector is in use to hold a passenger via lower portions of the safety belt in his vehicle seat in an emergency condition.

Title
Free running cinching connector
Application Number
7/198237
Publication Number
4848794
Application Date
May 25, 1988
Publication Date
July 18, 1989
Inventor
Gary P Staniszewski
Utica
MI, US
Robert Mader
Clawson
MI, US
Agent
Markell Seitzman
Assignee
Allied Signal
NJ, US
IPC
B60R 21/10
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