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1. (WO2004093533) COUPLING DEVICE
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2004/093533    International Application No.:    PCT/US2004/011952
Publication Date: 04.11.2004 International Filing Date: 16.04.2004
IPC:
A01K 27/00 (2006.01), F16B 45/02 (2006.01)
Applicants: INDIANA MILLS & MANUFACTURING, INC. [US/US]; 18881 U.S. 31 North, P.O. Box 408, Westfield, IN 46074-0408 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
DINGMAN, Guy, R. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
ANTHONY, James, R. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: DINGMAN, Guy, R.; (US).
ANTHONY, James, R.; (US)
Agent: MICHAEL, Jeffrey, A.; Barnes & Thornburg, 11 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (US)
Priority Data:
60/463,838 18.04.2003 US
Title (EN) COUPLING DEVICE
(FR) DISPOSITIF DE COUPLAGE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A coupling device (10, 110) for engagement with an anchor member (16) is provided. The coupling device (10, 110) includes a lever (14, 114) that moves between a closed position that substantially covers the mouth (36, 80, 180) of the device (10, 110) and an open position in which the mouth (36, 80, 180) is substantially uncovered by the lever (14, 114). The lever (14, 114) may be moved to the open position by camming forces or by direct manipulation of a portion (19) of the lever (14, 114) by a user. The coupling device (10, 110) may include a cover (11, 111) with a recognizable shape such as a pet or fictional character. The protruding ears (41, 42) and/or head of the recognizable shape aid in the gripping and operation of the device (10, 110) and the mouth (36, 80, 180) receives the anchor member (16).
(FR)L'invention concerne un dispositif de couplage (10, 110) destiné à coopérer avec un élément d'ancrage (16). Ce dispositif de couplage (10, 110) comprend un levier (14, 114) qui se déplace entre une position fermée qui recouvre sensiblement la bouche (36, 80, 180) du dispositif (10, 110) et une position ouverte dans laquelle la bouche (36, 80, 180) est sensiblement non recouverte par le levier (14, 114). Le levier (14, 114) peut être amené dans la position ouverte par des forces de déverrouillage ou par la manipulation directe d'une partie (19) du levier (14, 114) par un utilisateur. Le dispositif de couplage (10, 110) peut comporter un revêtement (11, 111) à la forme reconnaissable telle qu'un animal domestique ou un personnage imaginaire. Les oreilles saillantes (41, 42) et/ou la tête de la forme reconnaissable facilitent la préhension et le fonctionnement du dispositif (10, 110), et la bouche (36, 80, 180) reçoit l'élément d'ancrage (16).
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)