TODAY’S PATENT – ADJUSTABLE BUCKLE
The ADJUSTABLE BUCKLE was invented by Wah Lau (Kwung Tong, Kowloon) on the 23rd of June 1987, bearing patent number US4674158A.
This invention relates to adjustable buckles and specifically to an adjustable buckle for closing a garment or like object in a plurality of positions.
An adjustable buckle system that includes an outer plate member secured to the inner surface of the outer flap of a pair of pants and an inner plate member secured to the outer surface of the inner flap. The outer plate has a pair of opposed gripping channels adapted to slidingly receive the inner plate. A plate spring secured to the inner plate is also positioned in the channels and biases the inner plate against the outer plate. The outer plate has a plurality of spaced stop elements that can be slidingly engaged with a single stop element on the inner plate so that the two plates are locked into a lateral engaged mode at a selected lateral position. The inner plate can be pulled from the outer plate so as to disengage the engaged stop elements so as to allow lateral movement of the two plates to either a new lateral engaged position or to disengagement of the two plates.