Patent Number: 6,308,543

Title: Key plate and method for manufacturing the same

Abstract: A key plate includes a key plate body that extends longitudinally and has a grip portion and a keyhole insertion portion connected to the grip portion. The keyhole insertion portion includes a flat surface with a generally U-shaped groove formed into the flat surface. The generally U-shaped groove has a longitudinally-extending first cord groove, a longitudinally-extending second cord groove and a transversely-extending connecting groove that is disposed adjacent the grip portion and interconnects the first cord groove and the second cord groove. A method for manufacturing the key plate is also described.

Inventors: Yoshizawa; Yuichi (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Alpha Corporation

International Classification: B23C 3/35 (20060101); B23C 3/00 (20060101); E05B 019/02 (); E05B 029/10 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018