TODAY’S PATENT – CLOSING BAND
The Closing Band was invented Karl F. Kleeman, deceased (late of Murrhardt) on the 15th of November, 1994, bearing patent number US5363536A.
The present invention relates to a closing band such as can e.g. be used for the tying up of bags, for bundling lines or cables, or for closing or sealing packs. The problem of the invention is to provide a closing band, which can be easily closed and then easily reopened, so that it is suitable for frequent reuse. The easy action is also to be ensured in the case of tolerances resulting from the manufacturing process. The closing band can be used both for closing bags, sacks or other irregularly shaped objects, as well as for combining cables into bundles. It is frequently necessary to add a further cable when bundling cables. Through the provision of several, elastically deformable, individual tongues, it is possible to ensure, even in the case of tolerance caused by the manufacturing process, that the band can be easily closed without force having to be exerted. The distribution of the blocking action over several tongues also leads to a higher strength and therefore to an improved possibility of reuse.