07810220 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 54 patents.

A coupling device for engagement with an anchor member is provided. The coupling device includes a lever that moves between a closed position that substantially covers the mouth of the device and an open position in which the mouth is substantially uncovered by the lever. The lever may be moved to the open position by camming forces or by direct manipulation of a portion of the lever by a user. The coupling device may include a cover with a recognizable shape such as a pet or fictional character. The protruding ears and/or head of the recognizable shape aid in the gripping and operation of the device and the mouth receives the anchor member.

Title
Coupling device
Application Number
10/825769
Publication Number
7810220 (B2)
Application Date
April 16, 2004
Publication Date
October 12, 2010
Inventor
Guy R Dingman
Westfield
IN, US
James R Anthony
Carmel
IN, US
Agent
Barnes & Thornburg
Assignee
Indiana Mills & Manufacturing
IN, US
IPC
A44B 13/00
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