Patent Number: 6,170,133

Title: Buckle

Abstract: The present invention provides a buckle having a desirable operability wherein a pair of plugs are simultaneously engaged and disengaged from a socket by a simple structure. The buckle comprises a pair of plugs and a socket. Each the plug has a tongue portion to be inserted into the socket and an engaging portion formed at a tip end portion of the tongue portion. The socket is formed with inserting portions into which the tongue portions are inserted respectively, fixed engaged portions which are formed in the inserting portions and with which the engaging portions of the plugs are engaged, and an operating portion which is formed between the engaged portions and which displaces the engaging portions to disengage the engaging portions with the engaged portions. The operating portion comprises an operating chip exposed to an outer surface of the socket, pushing portions integrally formed on a rear face side of the operating chip, and a pair of resilient portions which extend from the operating chip, integrally extend from a rear face side of the socket toward insides of the inserting portions, and are disposed symmetrically with respect to the operating chip.

Inventors: Uehara; Ryoichiro (Toyama-ken, JP)

Assignee: YKK Corporation

International Classification: A44B 11/25 (20060101); A44B 11/26 (20060101); A44B 011/25 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018