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Publication numberUS20020138952 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/817,286
Publication dateOct 3, 2002
Filing dateMar 27, 2001
Priority dateMar 27, 2001
Also published asDE20106392U1
Publication number09817286, 817286, US 2002/0138952 A1, US 2002/138952 A1, US 20020138952 A1, US 20020138952A1, US 2002138952 A1, US 2002138952A1, US-A1-20020138952, US-A1-2002138952, US2002/0138952A1, US2002/138952A1, US20020138952 A1, US20020138952A1, US2002138952 A1, US2002138952A1
InventorsAn-Chuan Chou
Original AssigneeAn-Chuan Chou
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fastening rope
US 20020138952 A1
Abstract
A fastening rope has a buckle, two rope members and two hooking members. The rope members are each connected to the buckle from one end and the respective hooking member from other end. The rope members are elastic so they can stretch to fasten objects with the hooking members fixed in position. The fastening rope won't become loose when used to fasten cargos in a truck when the dimensions of the cargos become smaller due to shaking of the truck, change of position of the cargos or collision between the cargos.
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Claims(4)
What is claimed is:
1. A fastening rope, comprising
a first rope member connected to a buckle from one end, and to a hooking member from other end;
a second rope connected to said buckle from one end, and to a hooking member from other end;
said rope member each having an elastic portion at an intermediate part for permitting same to stretch when used to fasten objects with
said hooking members fixed in position such that same can't become loose due to a decrease in dimensions of said objects.
2. The fastening rope as claimed in claim 1, wherein said rope members each has two end belt portions connected to two ends of said elastic portion, and connected to said buckle and said hooking member respectively.
3. The fastening rope as claimed in claim 1, wherein said elastic portions each has a covering member covering a stretchy part thereof.
4. A fastening rope, comprising
a first rope connected to a buckle from one end, and to a hooking member from other end.
a second rope member connected to said buckle from two ends;
said second rope member being connected to a second hooking member from an intermediate portion thereof; said second rope member having elastic portion for permitting same to stretch when pulled to fasten objects with said hooking members fixed in position such that same can't become loose due to a decrease in dimension of said objects.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to a fastening rope, and particularly to one which still can fasten the cargos in a truck after the dimensions of the cargos have become smaller due to shaking of the truck or collision between the cargos in transportation.

[0002] Fastening ropes are used to fasten cargos to a truck in order to prevent the cargos from falling out in transportation. The fastening ropes usually have two ends connected to the truck, and the intermediate portion passed over the cargos to secure the cargos to the truck.

[0003] However, the conventional ropes are found to have a drawback that they become loose when the dimensions of the corgos become smaller due to change of position of the cargos, shaking of the truck or collision between the cargos. Consequently, the truck driver has to stop and check out the ropes and the cargos relatively frequently for fear of the cargos falling out.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0004] Therefore, it is a main object of the present invention to provide a fastening rope which still can secure objects to a truck when the dimensions of the objects become smaller due to shaking of the truck, change of position of the objects or collision between the objects.

[0005] The fastening rope of the present invention includes two rope members, a buckle and two hooking members.

[0006] The rope members are each connected to the buckle, and to a respective one of the hooking members. The rope members each has an elastic portion made of strong stretch materials; thus, when the fastening rope is used to fasten cargos to a truck with the hooking members connected to the truck, it can be stretched to a suitable degree such that same won't become loose when the dimension of the cargos become smaller due to the above reasons.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0007] This invention will be better understood by referring to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

[0008]FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the fastening rope according to the first embodiment of the present invention.

[0009]FIG. 2 is a perspective view of another fastening rope of the second embodiment of the present invention.

[0010]FIG. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of the fastening rope in FIG. 1 with the covering of stretchy part being removed.

[0011]FIG. 4 is a rear view of a truck with the cargos being secured by means of the fastening rope of the present invention.

[0012]FIG. 5 is a fragmentary view of the truck under movement with the fastening rope of the present invention securing the cargos.

[0013]FIG. 6 is a view of the fastening rope according to the third embodiment of the present invention.

[0014]FIG. 7 is a view of another fastening rope according to the fourth embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0015] Referring to FIG. 1, a fastening rope of the present invention includes a buckle 1, two rope members and two hooking members 4.

[0016] The rope members each has two end belt portions 3 and an elastic portion 31; one of the end belt portions 3 is connected to the buckle 1 and a first end of the elastic portion 31; the other end belt portion 3 is connected to the hooking member 4 and a second end of the elastic portion 31. A connecting member 2 (FIG. 2) can be used instead of the buckle 1. The buckle 1 and the connecting member 2 are not the subject of the present invention so they are not detailed here.

[0017] Referring to FIG. 3, the elastic portion 31 has a covering (not numbered) covering a strong stretchy part 32 with connecting belts 33 connecting the stretchy part 32 to the end belt portions 3. Thus, the fastening rope is stretchy.

[0018] In using the fastening rope to secure cargos to a truck 6, referring to FIG. 4, one of the hooking members 4 of the fastening rope is first connected to a first connecting part 61 of the truck 6. Then, the fastening rope is passed over the cargos, and the other end of fastening ropes is pulled for permitting the other hooking member 4 to connect a second connecting part 61 of the truck 6. Thus, the cargos are tied to the truck 6 firmly; the buckle 1 and the connecting member 2 permit the length of the fastening rope to be adjusted if the fastening rope is too long or too short for the cargos.

[0019] Referring to FIG. 5, because the fastening rope is pulled to a certain degree when securing the cargos to the truck, it will not become loose due to a decrease in the dimensions of the cargos under transportation. Therefore, the cargos can still be secured to the truck by the fastening rope without possibility of falling out.

[0020] Referring to FIGS. 6 and 7, in a third and fourth embodiments of the present invention, the fastening rope is provided with an elastic portion 31 which is connected to a hooking member 4 from an intermediate portion, and connected to the connecting member 1 or 2 from two ends by means of two end belt portions 3 such that same is twice as strong as that of the first or second embodiment of the present invention.

[0021] From the above description of the present invention, the fastening rope of the present invention can be known to have a desirable feature that it won't become loose even the dimensions of the cargos have become smaller due to shaking of the truck, change of position of the cargos or collision between the cargos in transportation.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/300, 24/68.0CD, 24/265.0CD
International ClassificationB60P7/08
Cooperative ClassificationB60P7/0823
European ClassificationB60P7/08C