Codan has been granted a patent for a hand-held metal detector body with a unique connecting structure moulded directly onto the elongated body, allowing for easy attachment of accessories. The injection moulding process ensures durability and stability. GlobalData’s report on Codan gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Hand-held metal detector body with injection-moulded connecting structure

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Codan Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11953642B2) discloses a novel body design for a hand-held metal detector. The body includes an elongated structure with connecting structures moulded directly onto it through an injection moulding process. These connecting structures have engaging portions that allow for the attachment of various components of the metal detector, providing support and stability. The design also includes rails with teeth, grooves, or holes to lock attachments securely at specific locations along the body.

Furthermore, the body features multiple connecting structures with engaging portions designed to support different attachments such as handles or grips. These structures are also moulded directly onto the elongated body, ensuring a robust and integrated design. The body itself can be a tubular shaft made from materials like fibre-reinforced composite or aluminium alloy, while the connecting structures are constructed from thermoplastic polymers reinforced with minerals and/or fibres. Additionally, the elongated body includes features like holes, slots, knurling, or grooves to facilitate engagement with the connecting structures, enhancing the overall functionality and versatility of the hand-held metal detector.

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