Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1176272 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 21, 1916
Filing dateMay 21, 1914
Priority dateMay 21, 1914
Publication numberUS 1176272 A, US 1176272A, US-A-1176272, US1176272 A, US1176272A
InventorsHenry D Bultman
Original AssigneeCons Dental Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wall-bracket.
US 1176272 A
Abstract  available in
Images(2)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

H. D. BULTMAN.

WALL BRACKET APPUCATION FILED MAY 21, 1914.

Patented Mar. 21, 1916.

2 SHEETSSHEET I.

THE COLUMBIA PLANOGRAPII 510.. WASHINGTON, D. c.

H. D. BULTMAN.

WALL BRACKET.

APPLICATION FILED-MAY 21, 1914.

1, 176,272. Patented Mar. 21,1916.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.

THE COLUMBIA PLANOGRAPH co., WAsmNu'rONfIL c.

. FTQE.

HENRY D. BULTMAN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO CONSOLIDATED DENTAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.

WALL-BRACKET.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 21, 1916.

Application filed May 21, 1914. Serial No. 840,022.

To all whom it may concern:

- a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the borough of Brooklyn, in the city and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Wall- Brackets, of which the following is a specification.

The object of this invention is to provide means whereby a wall bracket may be adjusted after its socket pieces have'been secured to the Wall so as to bring the bracket into a true vertical position.

A further object is to provide certain other features in a pivoted adjustable wall bracket whereby the same may be adjusted very easily and accurately to the desired po- 7 sition.

A practical embodiment of my invention is represented in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 represents the bracket in top plan, the sliding parallel bars being shown in full lines in one position and in dotted lines in another position, Fig. 2 represents a view in side elevation partly in section of the bracket, the parts being shown in one position in full lines and in two'other positions in dotted lines, Fig. 3 is a front view of the upper fiXed wall socket, Fig. 4 is a transverse section taken in the plane of the line AA of Fig. 3, Fig. 5 is a vertical section taken in the plane of the line BB of Fig. 3, F ig. 6 is a detail view showing the bearings for one of the parallel bars of the bracket, and Fig. 7 is a detail section taken in the planeof the line G-O of Fig. 1.

The spider to which the table is. secured is denoted by 1, which spider is provided with a pivot 2 rotatable in a cross piece 3 which spaces the outer ends of two horizontally'arranged parallel bars 4, 5, slidable in the head 6 of the outer member 7 of the bracket arm. This outer member 7 is pivoted at 8 to the outer end of the intermediate member 9 of the bracket arm, the inner end of which member is pivoted at 10 to the inner member 11 of the said arm. The inner member 11 has top and bottom convexsided hinge pintles 12, which are inserted in straight-sided bores 13 of bearings 14 located in recesses 15 of top and bottom socket pieces 16 fixed to the wall or other vertical support by fastening means such,

for instance. as screws 17.

Each bearing 14 may be adjusted laterally outwardly and inwardly in its recess 15 so as to bring the bracket arm into a true vertical position so that the bracket arm will stay in any of its adjusted posi tions when swung to such positions on the hinge pintles 12. Each of these bearings 14: has a sliding interlocked engagement with and is laterally adjusted by a screw 18 rotatably mounted in the socket piece. This screw is held against removal, as, for instance, by a pin 19 entering a circumferentlal recess 20 in said screw.

A traveling nut 21 on the screw is provided with flattened surfaces engaging the upper and lower walls of a slot 22 in the bearing, said traveling not having flanges 23 arranged-to engage the bearing to move it laterally in either direction according to the direction which the screw 18 is turned. Each of these bearings is adjusted outwardly and inwardly by an adjusting screw 24 screw threaded in the socket piece 16. The bearing 14 has an interlocked sliding engagement with the screw 24 through a sliding block 25 carried by the inner end of the screw whereby the bearing may be moved laterally on the head and yet will be moved outwardly or inwardly along the recess 15 by the turning of the screw in one or the other direction. The outer end of the screw may have a kerf 26 and both ends of the screw 18 may have kerfs '27 for insertion of a tool for turning them. By these adjustments, the bracket arm may be accurately adjusted into the desired position to swing properly irrespective of the wall or other support to which it is attached.

The intermediate member 9 of the bracket arm may be adjusted vertically to difierent positions and held in such adjustments by providing the inner member 11 with a ratchet 28 and the intermediate member 9 with a pawl 29 arranged to engage said ratchet. This pawl is provided with a stem 30 slidably mounted in the intermediate member 9. A spring 31 serves to hold the pawl in engagement with the ratchet 28. The pawl may be drawn outwardly out oi engagement with the ratchet by means of a handle 32 slidable along the under side of the intermediate member 9 of the arm and secured at 33 to the outer end of the stem of the pawl. This handle has a finger piece 361 for facilitating its operation.

The outer member 7 of the bracket arm is maintained in its vertical position irrespective of the adjustment of the intermediate member 9 by providing a connecting rod comprising inner, outer and intermediate sections 35, 36, 37. The inner and outer ends of this connecting rod are pivoted to the inner and outer members of the bracket arm 5 at equal distances fromthe pivotal connections 10 and S. The intermediate section 37 of this connecting rod is rotatably engaged at 38 with the outer section 36 and has a screw threaded engagement, as shown at 39, with the inner section so that by turning the intermediate section 37 the outer member 7 of the bracket arm may be accurately adjusted to its vertical position. To insure the easy sliding of the parallel bars 1, 5, in the head, the bore for each bar is preferably made larger than the bar and end bearings 10 are provided which snugly fit the bar and are held in position by screw caps ll. These bearings may be readily replaced when worn.

WVhile I have shown and described my invention in connection with a dental wall bracket, it is to be understood that I do not wish to limit myself to this particular type of wall bracket but contemplate the use of my improvement in wall brackets of all types wherever applicable.

What I claim is 1. A wall bracket comprising a laterally swinging arm having top and bottom hinge pintles, upper and lower fixed wall socket pieces, bearings therein for said hinge pmtles and means for moving the upper bearing laterally to adjust the top of the arm.

2. A wall bracket comprising a laterally swinging armhaving top and bottom hinge pintles, upper and lower fixed wall socket pieces, bearings therein for said hlnge pin: tles and means for moving the upper bearing outwardly and inwardly to adjust the top of the arm.

3. A wall bracket comprising a laterally swinging arm having top and bottom hinge pintles, upper and lower fixed wall socket [pieces, bearings therein for said hinge pintles and means for moving the upper bearing laterally and outwardly and inwardly to adjust the top of the arm.

4;. A wall bracket comprising a laterally e0 swinging arm having top and bottom hinge pintles, upper and lower fixed wall socket pieces, bearings therein for said hinge pintles and means for moving the lower bearing laterally to adjust the bottom of the arm.

5 5. A wall bracket comprising a laterally swinging arm having top and bottom hinge pintles, upper and lower fixed wall socket pieces, bearings therein for said hinge pintles and means for moving the lower bear-- ing outwardly and inwardly to adjust the bottom of the arm.

6. A wall bracket comprising a laterally swinging arm having top and bottom hinge pintles, upper and lower fixed wall socket pieces, bearings therein for said hinge pintles and means for moving the lower bearing laterally and outwardly and inwardly to adjust the bottom of the arm.

7. A wall bracket comprising a laterally swinging arm having top and bottom hinge pintles, upper and lower fixed wall socket pieces, bearings therein vfor said hinge pintles and means for moving the upper and lower bearings laterally to adjust the top and bottom ofthe arm. r

8. A wall bracket comprising a laterally swinging arm having top and bottom hinge pintles, upper and lower fixed wall socket pieces, bearings therein for said hinge pintles and means for moving the upper and lower bearingsoutwardly and inwardly to adjust the top and bottom of the arm.

9. A wall bracket comprising a laterally swinging arm having top and bottom hinge pintles, upper and lower fixed wall socket pieces, bearings therein forsaid hinge pintles and means for moving the upper and lower bearings laterally and outwardly and inwardly to adjust the top and bottom of the arm. p

10. A wall bracket including a fixed wall socket piece having a recess therein, a bearing in said recess and two screwsfor adjusting the bearing laterally and outwardly and inwardly, the bearing'having a sliding interlocked engagement with both screws.

11. A wall bracket including a laterally swinging bracket arm having a convex-sided hinge pintle, a fixed wall socket piece and i an adjustable bearing therein having a straight-sided bore for receiving said pintle.

12. A wall bracket including a vertically adjustable arm comprising an inner mem her, an intermediate member hinged therer to and an outer member hinged to the intermediate member, and an adjustable rod parallel to the intermediate member and hinged to the inner and outer members.

13. A wall bracket including a vertically adjustable arm comprising inner, outer and intermediate members, an adjustable rod parallel to the intermediate member and hinged to the inner and outer members, said each bar being larger than the bar, and end as my invention, I have signed my name in bearings for the bars. presence of two witnesses, this first day of 15. A Wall bracket including a head, a bar May 1914:. sliding therein, the bore for the bar being HENRY D. BULTMAN. 5 larger than the bar, and end bearings for Witnesses:

the bar. F. GEORGE BARRY, In testimony, that I claim the foregoing v C. S. SUNDGREN.

copies bf this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.

Washington, D. 0.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3200559 *Jul 13, 1961Aug 17, 1965Fmc CorpFruit handling machine
US4163538 *May 31, 1978Aug 7, 1979W. Vinten LimitedTorsion counteracting pivots
US6135404 *Nov 5, 1998Oct 24, 2000Weber Knapp CompanyKeyboard mounting mechanism
US6176456 *Nov 10, 1998Jan 23, 2001Weber Knapp CompanyKeyboard support mechanism
US7841569Nov 30, 2010Humanscale CorporationKeyboard support mechanism
US7841570Oct 21, 2008Nov 30, 2010Humanscale CorporationKeyboard support mechanism
US20090090832 *Oct 21, 2008Apr 9, 2009Humanscale CorporationKeyboard Support Mechanism
US20100200712 *Apr 7, 2010Aug 12, 2010Humanscale CorporationKeyboard Support Mechanism
WO2000027253A1 *Feb 16, 1999May 18, 2000Weber Knapp CompanyKeyboard support mechanism
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/281.11
Cooperative ClassificationF16M11/04