Patent Number: 6,308,541

Title: Zipper locking device for a luggage case

Abstract: A zipper locking device (10) for securing a double-slider zipper (14) comprising a housing (18), a base (16), a vertically extending member (20), a pivoting arm (22), a pair of compressible pads (26), a stabilizer (24), and a means for locking (34) the device (10). The vertically extending member (20) extends from the base (16) and projects in the upwardly direction through an aperture (54) in the housing (18), allowing for the translational movement of the housing (18) along the vertically extending member (20) between a closed position and an open position. The vertically extending member (20) and the pivoting arm (22) each have an aperture (72, 82), which align to allow the entry of a locking means (34) through the apertures (72, 82) when the zipper locking device (10) is in the closed position. The locking means (34) prevents the translational movement of the housing (18) along the vertically extending member (20), securing the zipper sliders (28) of a double-slider zipper (14) within the housing (18). Removal of the locking means (34) allows for the translational movement of the housing (18) along the vertically extending member (20) and removal or insertion of the zipper sliders (28).

Inventors: Stowe; Robert M. (Goodfield, IL)

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International Classification: A44B 19/24 (20060101); A44B 19/30 (20060101); E05B 67/00 (20060101); E05B 67/38 (20060101); E05B 067/38 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018