|Publication number||US2070414 A|
|Publication date||Feb 9, 1937|
|Filing date||Feb 1, 1935|
|Priority date||Feb 1, 1935|
|Publication number||US 2070414 A, US 2070414A, US-A-2070414, US2070414 A, US2070414A|
|Inventors||Snell George W|
|Original Assignee||Snell George W|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (21), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Feb. 9, 1937'. w, SNELL 2,070,414
HANDLE FOR PAPER CUPS Filed Feb. 1, 1935 INVENTOR.
orge W J 11612 12 1 ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 9, 1937 did? rice
My invention relates to handles for paper cups and the like and has for its object to provide a paper or cardboard handle that may be attached or detached, for paper cups. A still further object is to provide a handle of the kind mentioned on which advertising may be placed. These and other objects will be more fully explained as this description progresses.
In the drawing the same characters of reference designate the same part throughout the several figures. Fig. 1 is a side view of a paper cup to which my improved paper handle has been attached. Fig. 2 is a plan view of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a plan View of the handle before it is folded and bent preparatory to placing it on a paper cup. Fig. 4 is a sectional view of the handle as seen from the line IV-IV in Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a sectional view of the handle as seen from the line IV-IV in Fig. 3 after the handle has been folded. Fig. 6 is a sectional and edge view of Fig. 7 as seen from the line VIII-47111 in Fig. 7. Figs. 7 and 8 are plan and side views, respectively, of a further modification. Fig. 9 is a plan View of a simplified form of the handle. Fig. 16 is an edge View of Fig. 9.
Referring to the drawing; in Figs. 9 and 10 is shown a paper cup handle made of a single piece of fiat paper, the paper being cut circular on each end as illustrated at H and i2 and the two circular portions are joined together by the straight handle portion. The circular portions H and I2 are each provided with a circular opening or hole M and 45. The handle portion it may be curved so that the two holes M and it are spaced apart and are on the same center axis so that a paper cup having inclined sides, as illustrated in Fig. 1, may be placed in the holes i i and i5 so that the circular elements H and i2 engage and hold the cup and the portion is forms the handle for the cup.
While the device just described will hold the cup, it is obvious that the device is somewhat flimsy and not so Very substantial, the following described modifications of the device are preferable.
In Figs. 3 and 6 is shown a modified form of the invention in which reinforcements etc., are provided for the handle. The same general elements exist in Figs. 3 and 6 as in Figs. 9 and 10. Now in Figs. 3 and 6 are shown the two circular portions lid and la which are provided with outwardly extending portions l6 and ll as finger holds with which the handle may be held while placing it on the cup. At ii and I3 are holes in the elements Ha and Ma and from these holes extend a series of radial cuts I9 and 20 which terminate at points outlining circles having the same size as the holes l4 and [5 in Fig. 9, and providing a series of tabs 2| and 22, the object of which will be later explained. The outer edge 5 of the circular portions Ma and I200 are turned downwardly as shown at 23 in Fig. 6 as a reinforcement for the elements He and 12a. At l3a is the handle portion joining the elements Ila and l2a and at the sides of the handle portion 6 3a and integral therewith are reinforcement elements I31) and I30 which are adapted to be folded along the lines ltd and ite and turned under the handle portion I30. to the position shown by the dotted lines IN and as shown in the sectional view in Fig. 5. The tabs 2! and 22 may be bent downward as indicated by the dotted lines 2 la and 22a. in Fig. 6 to form a part of the device that will have a tendency to grip the cup 25 and act as a means for holding the handle of the cup as seen in Fig. 1.
In Figs. 7 and 8 is shown still another modification of the invention which carries the features of the invention shown in Figs. 3 to 6 and in addition thereto is shown an additional re-inforcement for the handle.
This reinforcement is made in the form of a triangular shaped tab 2 l2: and 22x which may be folded under the handle portion i3ac as indicated by the dotted lines Zia and 22a and as shown at Zia: in Fig. 8, then the portions as shown at I31) and l 30 are folded as previously described and the ends thereof overlap the tabs 2 la: and 22:1: to form the complete re-inforcement. The circular portions lib and Hill) are provided with the radial cuts I90. and 20a as previously described to form the tabs Zia and 22a for the purpose previously described. The edges of the circular portions I lb and !2b may be pressed with reverse curves as illustrated at 24 in Fig. 8 to add stiifness to the elements Nb and I21).
It will be understood that while it is not shown in the drawing that the handle portions I3, I311, tin etc., may have ribs pressed in them to add stiffness and strength to the handle.
Such modifications of my invention may be employed as lie within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit and intention of the invention. Now having fully described my invention, what I claim is:
l. In a handle for cups, said handle being formed of a single piece of material, circular portions at each end of said handle, an opening in each of said circular portions, and a series of tabs on said circular portions, said tabs being adapted to be bent to outline an opening large enough to receive a cup, said tabs being adapted to engage said cup as a frictional means of retaining the handle on the cup; finger holds on said circular portions and ribbed means for stifiening said circular portions.
2. In a handle for cups, said handle being formed of a single piece of material, circular portions at each end of said handle, an opening in each 'of said circular portions, and a series of tabs on said circular portions, said tabs being adapted to be bent to outline an opening large enough to receive a cup, said tabs being adapted to engage said cup as a frictional means of retaining the handle on the cup; and integral side elements on said handle, said side elements being folded under said handle portion as a reinforcement for said handle.
3. In a handle for cups, said handle being formed of a single piece of material, circular portions at each end of said handle, an opening in each of said circular portions, and a series of tabs on said circular portions, said tabs being adapted to be bent to outline an opening large enough to receive a cup, said tabs being adapted to engage said cup as a frictional means of retaining the handle on the cup; and integral side elements on said handle, said side elements being folded under said handle portion as a reinforcement for said handle; and other tabs adjacent the handle portion and on the center axis of the device being adapted to be folded backward and positioned under the ends of said side elements as .a further means of reinforcing the handle.
GEORGE W. SNELL.
|Citing Patent||Filing date||Publication date||Applicant||Title|
|US2617676 *||Apr 3, 1946||Nov 11, 1952||Kinney Jr John Warren||Container handle|
|US3116947 *||Oct 13, 1960||Jan 7, 1964||Robert C Beitel||Container carrier|
|US3913738 *||May 3, 1973||Oct 21, 1975||Illinois Tool Works||Multi container package and carrier|
|US4203180 *||Mar 9, 1979||May 20, 1980||Striplin Charles D||Holder for vegetables such as broccoli|
|US4627546 *||Feb 13, 1984||Dec 9, 1986||Merrick Industries||Flexible detachable handle and carrier for a plastic bottle and the combination thereof|
|US4654274 *||May 30, 1985||Mar 31, 1987||Demars Robert A||Reusable cup holder|
|US4791030 *||Mar 26, 1987||Dec 13, 1988||Demars Robert A||Super hero cup holder|
|US4993611 *||Oct 28, 1988||Feb 19, 1991||Rocco Longo||Beverage container support|
|US5203490 *||Jun 25, 1992||Apr 20, 1993||Roe Mark E||Hot cup with heat-insulating hand-grip|
|US5545447 *||May 26, 1995||Aug 13, 1996||Demars; Robert A.||Cup holder|
|US7287474||Sep 9, 2004||Oct 30, 2007||Spitdog Resources, Llc||Consumer pyrotechnics support apparatus|
|US20040169385 *||Apr 27, 2001||Sep 2, 2004||Nader Mikhail||Means for carrying bottles|
|US20040200943 *||Aug 15, 2002||Oct 14, 2004||David Rokov||Drinking vessel holder|
|US20050072330 *||May 26, 2004||Apr 7, 2005||Whitley James J.||Consumer pyrotechnics support apparatus|
|US20050092622 *||Sep 9, 2004||May 5, 2005||James Whitley||Consumer pyrotechnics support apparatus|
|US20060011085 *||Apr 7, 2005||Jan 19, 2006||James Whitley||Support apparatus for consumer pyrotechnics and other items|
|US20130015194 *||Jan 17, 2013||Smi S.P.A.||Tag operating as a handle for application to plug-closable containers|
|USB357057 *||May 3, 1973||Jan 28, 1975||Title not available|
|USD744292 *||Sep 5, 2013||Dec 1, 2015||Alexander Terzian||Beverage container holder|
|EP2649911A3 *||Apr 15, 2013||Feb 24, 2016||Tai-Her Yang||Anti-loose thermal insulation cup sleeve with reverse damping structure|
|WO2003015590A1 *||Aug 15, 2002||Feb 27, 2003||David Rokov||Drinking vessel holders|
|U.S. Classification||220/741, 428/131, 294/31.2, 215/396, D07/622, 428/136|
|International Classification||A47G23/02, A47G23/00|