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Publication numberUS2091458 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 31, 1937
Filing dateJun 4, 1936
Priority dateJun 4, 1936
Publication numberUS 2091458 A, US 2091458A, US-A-2091458, US2091458 A, US2091458A
InventorsGeorge A Sleight
Original AssigneeGeorge A Sleight
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable handgrip
US 2091458 A
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Aug. 31, 1937. 5. A. SLEIGHT.

ADJUSTABLE HANDGRIP Filed June 4, 1936 Isnnentor gee/9?. R Sleiyh (Ittorneg Patented Aug. 31, 1937 srlrv STATES PATENT OFFMIE Claims.

This invention is an improvement over that shown and described in my application for patent, Serial No. 40,588 filed on September 14, 1935, and relates primarily to a hand-grip for the 5 handles of athletic goods and tools, such as baseball bats, golf clubs, hammers and the like; and more particularly to a detachable and adjustable grip that may be mounted upon a handle in a suitable position for one or both of the hands of the user.

Hand-grips have been devised in the form of finger stops and sleeves, but they are so attached to the handle that they cannot be moved or adjusted for different positions of the hands, and

for the hands of different users.

Also they are attached to the handles in such a manner that they cannot be readily removed and placed upon some other handle, as they are attached by screws, cement or the like.

The object of the invention is to provide a hand-grip comprising several associated parts that may be mounted upon a handle in spaced relation with each other, and in the proper position to accommodate hands of various sizes and one or both hands as desired.

Another object of the invention is to provide 1 a hand and finger grip that is readily detachable from the handle and interchangeable with other handles.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hand or finger grip that is not secured to the handle, but which may be adjusted thereon by the hand and retained in its desired position by the grip of the operators hand.

With these and other objects in view, my invention consists in certain novel construction and combination of parts as will hereinafter be fully described and claimed and further illustrated in the accompanying drawing which forms a part 40 hereof, and in which like figures of reference refer to corresponding parts in all of the views, and it is understood that slight changes may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 shows a base-ball bat with a set of the grips mounted thereon.

Figure 2 is a bottom View of one of the finger members.

Figure 3 is an inner end view of the end member.

I Figure 4 is a side elevation of the end member.

' Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional view of the 55 finger member showing the suction cups.

Figure 6 is a similar view but showing two rows of suction cups.

Figure '7 is a similar view but showing a suction groove.

Figure 8 is a cross sectional view of the finger member taken on the line 8-8 of Figure 2.

Figure 9 shows a sectional view of the member ID without the closed end.

Referring to the drawing:

The device comprises an end member ID and one or more finger members I I, which are mounted on the handle i2 in any desired position in relation to each other to accommodate the hands of the user.

The end member H] is tubular in form and construction of resilient material such as rubber, and is provided with a closed end l3 having an annular serrated beading l4, and. may, if desired, have one or more finger stalls formed thereon.

The interior wall of said member If! is formed with one or more annular rows of suction cups IE, or the suction cups may be in the form of an annular or spiral groove :0 closed on the sides, by which it is secured to the handle l2 by squeezing to expel the air between the suction cups l6 and the surface of the handle.

The member II is also in the form of a tube, open on both ends and formed with one or more finger stalls l5 which are provided with teeth to afford a better grip, and also to be more flexible than if solid or plain, and the surfaces of both members may be formed with a non-slip design This member H is also provided upon its inner bore with a series of suction cups Is by which it is retained in position upon the handle I2.

These members i l are located upon the handle l2 in proper relation to the member ID and spaced to accommodate either one or both of the users hands, and when gripped with the hands are rendered secure and are prevented from any movement upon the handle while being capable of instant readjustment upon the handle, or removal, as a slight rotary movement Without exerting contracting pressuring by the hand will release the suction cups from the surface of the handle.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. A hand-grip for handles, comprising an end tubular resilient member closed at one end, a series of tubular resilient finger members, and suction means formed in said members for retaining them upon a handle in predetermined relation with each other.

2. A hand-grip for handles, comprising an end tubular resilient member having one closed ,end and formed with means for retaining it upon a handle by suction, and a series of tubular resilient finger members having finger stalls and provided with means for retaining said finger grips upon the handle by suction.

3. A hand-grip for handles, comprising a tubular resilient end member having one closed end, a serrated annular beading formed thereon, a series of suction cups formed in the inner wall thereof, a series of resilient tubular finger members designed to be placed on a handle in spaced relation with each otherand the end member, finger stalls formed thereon, and a series of suction cups formed in their inner walls for retaining said finger members upon a handle.

4. A finger grip for handles and the like, comprising a tubular resilient member, a finger stall formed on one portion of the periphery thereof, said stall divided longitudinally into a series of teeth, the inner bore of said tubular grip formed with suction cups.

5. An adjustable finger grip for handles and the like, comprising a tubular member of resilient material adapted to fully embrace the handle, a finger stall formed on the outer surface thereof, and a series of suction cups formed on the inner surface thereof for preventing rotary movement between the member and the handle.

GEORGE A. SLEIGHT.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification16/421, 473/568, 81/3.4, 16/DIG.120, 74/551.9, 43/23
International ClassificationA63B53/16
Cooperative ClassificationA63B53/16, A63B59/0077, A63B59/0025, A63B59/0044, Y10S16/12, A63B59/0033, A63B59/004
European ClassificationA63B59/00B3, A63B53/16