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Publication numberUS2096376 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 19, 1937
Filing dateApr 24, 1936
Priority dateApr 24, 1936
Publication numberUS 2096376 A, US 2096376A, US-A-2096376, US2096376 A, US2096376A
InventorsLauppe Carl
Original AssigneeLauppe Carl
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Battery carrying case
US 2096376 A
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Oct." 19, 1937.


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' 4 The construction willfbe from the figures a'nddetailed description with 2,096,376 M smut csnnrmaossn embarrass, Springfleld Mas's.

I attract... Apri 24,1936, Serial'No. 78,143

I "llhisrinvention relates towimprovements in jf'battery carryingcases. I

An "object of the invention isJto provide .a case constructionfor receivinga .battery thatis em- 5 ,ployed tofurnish electric current. tothe ear, or- 1 i headphones, of a person who ishard of hearing.

, At the present time, there is not, in *use,-:any- Y convenient way, so farjas Iam aware, .of carrying these batteries, or eonvenientlysupporting them 10 on the person, when in use. Ladies,1who are hard 1 of'hearlng, often carrythe' battery infla handw "Tbag with the; result that the, batteriesare not.

, kept in one position," and areoften' broken,*or-=lost. My inventionis designed to-remove these'ob- ,one of the obiects-oi' masses invention is T "-.-to"iprovide suitable meansforreadily attaching the battery-carrying case .to the belt of a person.

' Thisis particularly desirablein order that'itmay 20 ,be different i positions on the" belt,

, without interfering'with the movements of the g person, especially when driving a car, or exercis- ,fmBOISDYkiHd. o I

x Another object, in adjusting the battery-carry? ing case on the belt, is so that it will not be visible vto an outsider. It is also designed for other purposes, as for conveniently carrying a camera, or a pair of field glasses. The invention, broadly considered, comprises two members of suitable material, as strong leather, which are permanently secured together I and at right angles to each other. One of the members, which is .located in a vertical plane, is a formed with a flap portion that is detachably se- 35 cured to the other, or horizontal member and its f opposite end is permanently secured to the hori- V nontal member. This flap portion isiormed with anopenin'g through which the terminals of -a battery are accessible, and the circuit wires will 0 pass for making a terminal conneetionwit'h the 1 battery, when in use. Thehorizontalmember is open at its top and bottom portion, and perma- ,nently secured to the first-mentioned, or vertical i member, as stated. I

clearly understood reference to the construction details of the carrying case. i

Fig.- 1 shows the battery-carrying case sup- 50 ported on the belt of a wearer. 1

Fig. 2 is an end elevational view of the carrying case, showing, in full lines, the closure flap closed and .open in dotted lines and the belt in section. Fig. 3 is a top'plan view, showing the opening and the verticalflap member, illustrating the shown in Fig. 4, on the upper and inner surface snap fasteners i0 in the flap portion 8. The snap battery andits terminals and the belt on which the;case is supported. I

Fig. 4 is afront elevationalview, with the flap member shownwide-open, and

Fig. 5 is 'asectionalplan viewon the line55 5 of Fig. 4 thesectio'n. being taken through the flap member. a g

Referringnow to the drawing in detail:---

l designates the horizontally disposed member havingxits upperf-andlower ends open 'Itis formed with the oppositely located curved end portions. 2 and the spaced inwardly extending ends-3; as shown in Figs. 4 and 5. Permanently secured to the outer surfaces of the endportions 3 ofthe memberv I, atone ofits ends, isthe vertical member 4,by means of the rivets 5, which have the outwardly extending spherical ends 8,

, winch maycbe termed snap fasteneriends for receiving the hollow co-operating fasteners I,

of the flap portion ii of the vertical member I. This flap portion 8 is further secured to the memher I .by the lower pair of rivets 9 (see Fig'. 2), and, located above these lower rivets are the fasteners l0 are for the purpose of detaching the flap 8 from the horizontal member I, as shown in Fig. 2, for the purpose of inserting the belt of the wearer, when the fasteners III are again closed. The free end 8 of the flap I is then carried over into the full line position, as shown in Fig. 2 and the snap fasteners l are brought into engagement with the spherical portions 0.

as shown in full lines in Figs. 2 and 3, The carrying case is then supported on the belt of the wear- 85 er and may be moved along on the belt into any convenient position. The flap 8 is formed with an I opening I! that is located directly over the upper end I3 of the horizontal member 4, so that the battery terminals H are exposed in this opening and the circuit terminals, indicated in Fig. 1, by the dotted line I5, may be inserted or removed,

when the head phones are to be used, or are not to be used.

It will be seen that this structure comprises only two' (2) pieces of leather, or other suitable material, which are arranged at right angles to each other, The member I is located in a horizontal plane; open at its top and bottom and the member 4 is located in a vertical plane, having the bottom bend 4, which supports, or receives, the battery 8', and this member is detachably secured to the horizontal member'by the snap fasteners In for attaching the carrying case to the belt and for closing the upper end of the member I 12 I i i 8,096,876

with the snap fasteners I, engaging the spherical headportion 8.

One oi the advantages of this construction is I that it may be moved forward or backward on 5 the supporting belt II for concealing the same the open position. After the battery is inserted,

these fasteners are again closed and the battery 9 will then rest upon the bend 4' of the'vertical member I. The terminals 01' the conducting wire l5 I! are then passed through the opening I! and connected to the battery terminals, ready for WhatIclaimis:

a part having one end permanently secured at the front side of the open ended member and ex- 1 tendingdownw'ardlybelow the lower open end, of

said member, then extending upwardly and being 1 permanently secured to the rear side of. the open.

ended member and near its lower edge. detachable securing'meansnnear the upper edge or the open ended member for connecting'and discon-.

necting the said part for attaching and: detach- 3. ing the 'carryingcaseto the belt of a person,

and the otherend of said part extending over the upper end or the open ended member for cover-.

ing and retaining a battery in the open ended member,and means for detachably connecting jand disconnecting the coverend oi the part to the front'side of the open ended member.

2. Afcarrying case for the purpose described comprising-,'-a substantially vertical tubular member openat both' 01' itsends', a-strap member 4 secured to the tubular member at one side and looped-below the open lowerend: oi thetubular member to provide a. support for an article in the tubular member, the strap member then extending upwardly and secured to the tubular member, means for detachably connecting a portion of said strap-member on said tubular mem- 5 s her for slidably' attaching the carrying to the belt of a person, and separate means for detachably securing, another portionoi. the strapn'iemher to the tubular member for covering the upper 1 end 01' the tubular member when in use, as de-- scribed.

3.1 carrying casei'or the purpose described comprising an "unitary open ended upright member, acover member secured onsaid open ended 'member' and eit'tendingacross the bottom 01' said 1' I open ended :member; means for detachably securing a portion of said cover member. on the rear wall of said open ended member. whereby I -1.'- In abatterycarryingncase, or-the like, it

50 member that is open at its upper and lower ends,

, means for detachably securing a portion .of said cover member on thenfront vwall o! saidopen 1 ended member with said last-namedportionex- I tending across the top of said open ended-memremoved irom 'saidopen ended member.

4. A carrying casei'or the .purpose'described. COIIIPflSli'ilatWO strap members oiequal width, one of: said members being formed in the shape of an elliptical. open ended upright tube, the seeond member having an end secured onthefront 1 wall at said tubeand-ra portion extending across the bottom of said tube and spaced therefrom ber, whereby a. battery Jmay .be' inserted in and 26' said second member-.beingalso securedon-the 1 a back wall of said-tube adjacentthe bottom'edge of saidztube,zmeansior detachablysecuring a'por: tionoi' said second member on the front and back walls of saidtube adjacent the upper-edge of said

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US4420078 *Oct 30, 1981Dec 13, 1983Norland CorporationCarrying case for a cardiac pacer
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U.S. Classification224/240, 224/676, 381/385, 381/323, 224/902, 224/675, D03/230, 340/321
International ClassificationA45F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S224/902, A45F5/00
European ClassificationA45F5/00