Patent Number: 6,308,745

Title: Manually-operated sealing tool for joining end portions of plastic strapping, seal member, and sealed joint formed thereby

Abstract: A manually-operable crimping tool for lockingly securing a seal member upon overlapped end portions of plastic strapping is provided with particular structure such that the resulting crimped seal member and overlapped end portions of the plastic strapping have an undulated configuration whereby the overlapped end portions of the plastic strapping cannot readily become loosened or disengaged with respect to each other under the influence of axially applied tensile forces. The present invention is also directed toward the particularly structured or configured seal member as well as toward the resulting sealed joint formed or defined between the seal member and the overlapped end portions of the plastic strapping.

Inventors: Angarola; Barry R. (Schaumburg, IL), Figiel; Janusz (Mt. Prospect, IL), Breckheimer; Mathew (Lincolnshire, IL)

Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.

International Classification: B65B 13/18 (20060101); B65D 63/14 (20060101); B65B 13/34 (20060101); B65D 63/10 (20060101); B21F 015/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018