Ex parte EHRLICH - Page 13

                    Appeal No. 96-3263                                                                                                                                    
                    Application No. 08/363,594                                                                                                                            


                    1. A cargo securement assembly for stabilizing freight                                                                                                
                    cargo upon a transport vehicle or container comprising:                                                                                               
                              a support panel means for securement to a transport vehicle,                                                                                
                    having at least one circular aperture formed through said panel                                                                                       
                    means and defining circumferential panel surfaces circumscribing                                                                                      
                    said circular aperture;                                                                                                                               
                              a coupling clip member releasably insertable through said                                                                                   
                    circular aperture and having an articulating locking structure                                                                                        
                    comprising an opening selectively closed in a locked position by                                                                                      
                    a pivotal gate, said opening being arranged to receive insertion                                                                                      
                    therein of a portion of said circumferential panel surfaces when                                                                                      
                    said gate is selectively pivoted away from said opening to an                                                                                         
                    unlocked position thereof, so that said coupling clip member is                                                                                       
                    releasably engagable against one of said circumferential panel                                                                                        
                    surfaces to enable removably anchoring of said coupling clip                                                                                          
                    within said aperture in said assembly.                                                                                                                


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