Compass Diversified Holdings has been granted a patent for a reel-based closure device designed to tighten and secure articles. The device includes a housing, spool, knob, and rotation control component to prevent accidental loosening. The innovative design ensures efficient and secure fastening of items. GlobalData’s report on Compass Diversified Holdings gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Reel based closure device for tightening articles

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Compass Diversified Holdings LLC

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11919740B2) discloses a reel-based closure device designed for tightening articles. The device comprises a housing with an interior region, a spool rotatable within the housing to wind or unwind a tension member, a knob operably coupled with the spool to control its rotation, and a biasing component that allows axial movement of the spool within the housing. The spool consists of an outer and inner member, with the inner member being axially movable and rotationally locked to the outer member. The biasing component is configured to bias the spool axially into engagement with the knob, ensuring effective tightening of the article.

Furthermore, the patent details a method for coupling the reel-based closure device with an article, emphasizing the interaction between the spool, knob, and biasing component. The inner member of the spool is axially biased into engagement with a knob core, facilitating the winding of the tension member. The device's design ensures that as tension in the tension member is reduced, the inner member can be pressed downward, preventing further unwinding. Additionally, the outer member of the spool engages with the housing's bottom surface to prevent rotation in the unwinding direction. The patent also highlights the use of axially oriented teeth on the spool and knob core, tapered or sloped to enhance engagement as the knob core is rotated in the tightening direction, providing efficient and secure closure for the article.

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