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Publication numberUS1845735 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 16, 1932
Filing dateNov 12, 1931
Priority dateNov 12, 1931
Publication numberUS 1845735 A, US 1845735A, US-A-1845735, US1845735 A, US1845735A
InventorsAdams Soren S
Original AssigneeAdams Soren S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Joke buzzer
US 1845735 A
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Feb. 16, 1932. 5, s, ADAMS 1,845,735

JOKE BUZZER Filed NOV. 12, 1931 INVENTOR.

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE somzm s. mints, or :m arm JERSEY :oxn Buzzer.

Application filed November 12, 1981. Serial No. 574,580.

This invention relates in general to meand to obtain other advantages and results chanical vibrators or buzzers, and more paras will be brought out by the following deticularly to a vibrator or buzzer especially scription. designed for use as a toy or in perpetrating Referring to the accompanying drawings,

a jokes. in which corresponding and like parts are One object of the invention is to provide designated throughout the several views by a novel and improved mechanical buzzer em the same reference characters, bodying features of construction and includ- Figure 1 is a plan view of one side of the inga spring actuated buzzer and a releasing mechanical buzzer embodying my invention;

to member to control operation thereof, the Figure 2is a similar view-of the other side; whole device being adapted to be concealed Figure 3 is a transverse vertical sectional in a human hand so that upon pressure beview, on the line 3-3 of Figure 2; ing exerted on the releasing member, as dur- Figure 4 1s a sectional view, on the line ing a handclasp, the buzzer is released so as H of Figure 3;

T5 to startle the person grasping the hand in Figure 5 is a similar view, on the line 5--5 go which the buzzer is concealed. of Figure 3;

Another object is to provide such a buzzer Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 2 with which may also be set on a horizontal suptheauxiliary cover for the releasing member port with the releasing member exposed to removed; 1

20 receive pressure, for example in'the seat of 1g 7 is SeCtiOIlfil V 011 the n:

a chair, so that when a person sits in the 7-7 of Figure 3, and chair th buzzer i l d, Figure 8 is a perspective view showing the Other objects are to provide a device of manner of concealing the buzzer in ahuman the character described consisting of a cashand.

a5 ing having a spring actuated buzzer therein, speclfically describing the illustrated ema releasing member for controlling operation bodlment of the invention, the buzzer inof the buzzer that has a portion projecting cludes a main casing comprising two relafrom one side of the casing to receive prestively rotatable cup-shaped sections 1 and 2 sure, and a looped handle connected to the having their flanges in telescoping relation,

an opposite side of the casing to receive the as clearly shown in Figures 3 and 4. These finger of the human hand; to provide such sections are held together by a cdaxial'rivet a device wherein the casing comprises two or stud shaft 3. Upon one of the casing secrelatively rotatable sections, relative rotation tions, in the present instance the section 2, of which serves to wind the spring for actuis mounted a spring carrier 4, shown as se- 35 ating the buzzer, and. wherein said looped cured to the casing section 2 by ears 5 passing so handle also'servcs as a grip for relatively through and clinched in openings 6 in the rotating the casing sections; to provide a casing section. Aspiral spr1ng7 has one end mechanical buzzer embodying a novel and fixedly connected to the spring carrier, as at improved construction, combination and ar- 8, and its other end secured at 9 to the spinrtu rangement oi relatively rotatable casing secdie 10 of a toothed wheel 11 journaled on the tions, a spiral spring, a buzzer member, a re; stud shaft 3. leasing member for controlling operation of The toothed wheel 11 is arranged between said buzzer, and a detent for preventing backthe spring carrier 4 and the other casing secvvard rotation of the rotatable casing section 1, and cooperates with a buzzer lever 12 tione while the spiral spring is being Wound; pivutaliy mounted between its ends at 13 on W the casing section 1 and having two teeth 14 to engage the teeth of the wheel 11, so that upon rotation of the wheel the buzzer lever is oscillated. This buzzer lever is normally held against oscillation and pressed against the toothed wheel 11 to prevent rotation thereof under the influence of the spring 7, by a releasing, member that is in the form of a lever 15 pivotally mounted intermediate its ends at 16 on the outside of the casing sectionl, and having a lateral arm 17 projecting into the main casing through an opening 18 to engage the buzzer lever. The releasing member 15 is normally influenced by a spring 19 to hold the buzzer lever 12 against oscillation, as shown in the drawings.

On the outside of the casing section 1 is mounted an auxiliary casing 20 to enclose the releasing member 15, said auxiliary casing being secured to. the main casing by lugs 21 stamped up from the main casing and clinched over the edges of the auxiliary casing, as clearly shown in Figure 2 of the drawings. The auxiliary casing has an opening 22 substantially coaxial with the main casing through which projects a portion 23 of the releasing member. so that said projecting portion is exposed to receive pressure for actuating the releasing member. As shown, this projecting portion 23 is approximately "conical. The casing section 2 has pivotally mounted thereon at the side opposite the projecting portion 23 of the releasing member, a looped handle 24 which may project angularly from the casing. as shown in Figure 3, or lie parallel with said side of the casing and in contact therewith, as shown in Figures 1 and 2. shown, the looped handle includes a single length of wire substantially U-shaped and having the ends of its arms 25 bent inwardly into axial alinement with each other and slipped beneath loops 26 stamped upwardly from the casing section 2.

With this construction, it will be observed that upon relative rotation of the two casing sections 1 and 2, the spiral spring 7 will be wound, and to prevent backward relative rotation of the casing sections during winding of the spring, a spring detent 27 is secured to the spring carrier to engage notches 28 in the flange of the casing section 1.

In use of the device. after the spiral spring 7 has been wound. the finger of a human hand may be slipped through the looped handle 24 so as to conceal the casing in the palm of the hand with the projecting portion 23 of the releasing member exposed. When the hand carrying the buzzer is proffered to another for a handshake, pressure during the handclasp actuates the releasing member 15 so that the buzzer lever 12 is oscillated by rotation of the toothed wheel 11 as the spring 7 unwinds. This causes a buzzing sound and a vibration which is startling to the person taking the profiered hand. If desired, the

handle 24 may be arranged flatwise against the casing, as shown in Figure 1, and the casing may be then set on a horizontal support, for example the seat of a chair, with the projecting portion 23 of the releasing member exposed.

It will be observed that the handle 24 also facilitates relative rotation of the casing sections, and that the auxiliary casing 20 provides an additional grip forrelatively rotating the casing sections. It will also be ob served that it is impossible to overwind the spring 7-, since vwhen a predetermined tension has been produced in the spring, the toothed wheel will be directly rotated under the force relatively rotating the casing sections. The auxiliary casing is narrow and extends diametrically of the main casing so as to form in eiieet a wing or knob.

It will be obvious to those skilled in the art that the details of construction of the buzzer may be modified and changed without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention, and therefore I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself exceptas required by the following claims when construed in the light ofthe prior art.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:

1. A joke buzzer comprising a casing formed of two relatively rotatable sections, a spring carrier connected to one of said sections to rotate therewith, a spiral spring having one end connected to saidcarrier, a toothed wheel connected to the other end of said spring, a buzzer lever pivoted on the other casing section and having teeth engaged by said toothed wheel so that rotation of the latter oscillates said buzzer lever, a release member mounted on the second-mentioned casing section and releasably engaging said buzzer lever, a spring to hold the release member in engagement with said buzzer lever so that said spiral spring can be wound by relatively rotating said casing sections, and a detent for preventing backward rotation of said casing sections while said spiral spring is being wound, said releasing member having a portion projecting from said casing so that upon pressure being exerted upon said pro ecting portion of the releasin member the buzzer lever is released for oscil ation.

2. A joke buzzer comprising a casing formed of two relatively rotatable sections, a spring carrier connected to one of said sections to rotate therewith, a spiral spring having one end connected to said carrier, a toothed wheel connected to the other end of said spring, a buzzer lever pivoted on the other casing section and having teeth engaged by said toothed wheel so that rotation of the latter oscillates said buzzer lever, a release member mounted on the second-mentioned casing section and releasably engaging said buzzer lever, a spring to hold the release member in engagement with said buzzer lever so that said spiral spring can be Wound by relatively rotating said casing sections, said releasing member having a portion projecting from one side of said casing so that upon pressure being exerted upon said projecting portion of the releasing member the buzzer is released for oscillation, a detent for preventing backward rotation of said casing sections while the spring is being wound, and a handle loop pivotally mounted on the side of said casing opposite from said projection portion of the releasin member.

3, A joke buzzer comprising a casing formed of two relatively rotatable sections, a spring mounted in said casing and having one end connected to one section, a toothe wheel connected to the other end of said spring to be rotated thereby, a buzzer member engaging and actuated by said wheel upon rotation of the latter, a releasing member for releasably holding said buzzer member against movement, so that said spring is wound by relatively rotating said casing sections, and a detent to prevent backward rotation of said casing sections during winding of the spring, said releasing member havlng a portion projecting from said casing so that upon pressure being exerted upon said pro- 'ecting portion of the releasing member the uzzer is released to the action of the toothed wheel.

4. A joke buzzer comprising a casing having a spring actuated buzzer therein, a releasing member for controlling operation of said buzzer having a portion projecting from one side of said casing so that upon pressure being exerted on said projecting portion the buzzer is released for operation, and a looped handle connected to the opposite side of said casing to receive a finger of a human hand whereby the casing can be conveniently held in the palm of the hand with said pro ecting portion of said releasing member exposed.

5. A joke buzzer comprising a casing having two opposite sides one of which is approximately flat, a spring actuated buzzer in said casing, a releasing member for controlling operation of said buzzer and having a portion projecting from the other side of said casing to receive pressure for releasing said buzzer for operation, and a handle loop pivoted upon the first-mentioned side of the casing to project angularly therefrom or to lie substantially parallel thereto.

6. A joke buzzer comprising a main cas ing having a spring actuated tooth wheel and a buzzer member operated thereby, a releasing member on the exterior of said main casing and having a portion entering the main casing to releasably engage said buzzer member and control its operation, an auxiliary casing for said releasing lever mounted on said side of said main casing, said auxiliary casing having an opening concentric with of sections relatively movable for energizing said mechanism.

8. As an article of manufacture, a toy buzzer adapted for joke purposes comprising a casing having one side formed as a substantially flat base for supporting the casing and vibratory mechanism associated therewith including vibratory means at another side of said casing and a releasing member projecting from said other side of the casing arranged to be uppermost when the buzzer is supported on said fiat base, and means in thecasing for actuating said vibratory means.

9. As an article of manufacture, a toy buzzer adapted for joke purposes comprising a casing having one side formed as a substantially flat base for supporting the casing and vibratory mechanism associated therewith including a vibratory element at another side of said casing, and means in the casing for actuating said element, said casing including a plurality of sections relatively movable for energizing said actuatingmeans.

10. As an article of manufacture, a toy buzzer adapted for joke purposes comprising a casing having one side formed as a substantially flat base for supporting the casing and vibratory mechanism associated therewith including a vibratory element at another side of said casing, and means in the casing for actuating said element, said fiat base of the casing having means formed for connecting it to a finger of a persons hand whereby the buzzer my be supported by said finger.

v 11. As an article of manufacture, a toy buzzer adapted for joke purposes comprising a casing having one side formed as a substantially flat base for supporting the casing and vibratory mechanism associated therewith including a vibrator element at another side of said casing, an means in the casing for actuating said element, said flat base of the casing having means formed for connecting it to a finger of a persons hand whereby the buzzer may be supported by said finger and being also movable into a flat position along side said base whereby the buzzer may be supported by having the base rest on a suitable surfac 12. As an article of manufacture, a toy buzzer adapted for joke purposes comprising a casing having one side formed as a substantially flat base for supporting the casing and vibratory mechanism associated therewith including a vibratory element at another side of said casing, and means in the casing for actuating said element, said flat base of the casing having means formed for connecting it to a finger of a persons hand whereby the buzzer, may be supported by said finger and including a supporting strap movable into a planemlengside'said base when the buzzer is to be supported by its base resting on a suitable surface. 1

SOREN S. ADAMS.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5236190 *Jan 5, 1993Aug 17, 1993Moss Garry KBasketball grip training device
Classifications
U.S. Classification472/56, 472/55
International ClassificationA63H37/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H37/00
European ClassificationA63H37/00