05819378 is referenced by 86 patents and cites 7 patents.

A buckling device to be used in athletic foot-gear, typically ski-boots. The buckling device includes a pivoting clasp affixed to one of two ski-boot flaps, an adjustment section, a linearly adjustable loop, and a hook section affixed to the second of two ski-boot flaps. The adjustment section includes three alternative types of actuation including a knob, a swivel-key, and a ratchet, each being able to actuate gearing in order to provide tension adjustment of the loop around a given hook on the hook section. An optional protective hook-cover is also provided.

Title
Buckle device with enhanced tension adjustment
Application Number
8/963307
Publication Number
5819378
Application Date
November 3, 1997
Publication Date
October 13, 1998
Inventor
Michael A Doyle
P.O. Box 6781, Portland, 04101
ME, US
Agent
Dennis Haszko
Thomas L Bohan
IPC
A43C 11/00
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