06295700 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 18 patents.

A buckle for maintaining tension in a serpentine article includes a main buckle structure having an internal chamber and at least one load bearing portion therein and rotable mounted therein a cam also having at least one load bearing portion. The cam can rotate between first and open positions so that, in the first position, a serpentine article with which the buckle is used is pinched between at least one load bearing portion of the main buckle structure and at least one load bearing portion of the cam; thereby maintaining tensile force or tension in the serpentine article and transmitting same to a structure to which the buckle is coupled at the coupling portion of the main buckle structure.

Title
Buckle for maintaining tension in a serpentine article
Application Number
9/448807
Publication Number
6295700 (B1)
Application Date
November 24, 1999
Publication Date
October 2, 2001
Inventor
Stephen J Plzak
Bryn Mawr
PA, US
Agent
Dechert
US
Assignee
Design Research & Development Corporation
US
IPC
F16G 11/10
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