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Publication numberUS2114542 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 19, 1938
Filing dateDec 30, 1935
Priority dateDec 30, 1935
Publication numberUS 2114542 A, US 2114542A, US-A-2114542, US2114542 A, US2114542A
InventorsRydquist Adolph
Original AssigneeSchlegel Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Supporting strap
US 2114542 A
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April E9, I9., A. RYDQLHST 21349542 SUPPORTING STRAP Filed Dec. so, 1955 INVENTQR @iqazs %zs ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 19, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SUPPORTING STRAP Application December 30, 1935, Serial No. 56,834

7 Claims.

The present invention relates to a supporting strap or cord adapted for use for different purposes, such, for example, as an assist or hand grip, robe rail, or other supporting element, and has for its object to provide an improved strap of this type, including simplified, efficient and dependable means by which to attach the strap proper to a suitable support or base.

A further object of the invention is to provide an improved mount or attaching means for a grip cord or strap which can be manufactured and assembled at a relatively low cost.

A further object of the invention is to provide an improved shield or cover for the mount which can readily be applied thereto Without the use of tools.

To these and other ends the invention resides in certain improvements and combinations of parts, all as will be hereinafter more fully described, the novel features being pointed out in the claims at the end of the specification.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a plan view illustrating one application of the invention in which it is shown as a robe rail;

Fig. 2 is a vertical side elevation showing another application of the invention, such, for example, as a grip cord;

Fig. 3 is a side elevation of still another application of the invention, in which it is shown as a suspended assist grip;

Fig. 4 is Aan enlarged part-sectional View illustrating the manner of constructing and applying the mount or cord attaching means to a support or base;

Fig. 5 is a View looking at the mount'from the rear side thereof with the cord or strap shown extending therein;

Fig. 6 is a front View of the mount shown at tached to the cord;

Fig. 7 is a longitudinal sectional View illustrating the cord mount and the shield or cover therefor;

Fig. 8 is a transverse section taken o-n line 8--8 of Fig. 7;

Fig. 9 is a View similar to Fig. 8 showing the cover for the mount in initial position thereon ready to be moved inwardly to the nal position shown in Fig. 8, and

Fig. 10 is a rear view of the cover drawn to a reduced scale.

The same reference numerals throughout the several views indicate the same parts.

The supporting strap shown and described herein may be employed as an assist grip, robe rail or grip cord, in vehicles of various types, or for other purposes and wherever it may be found useful.

Referring to the drawing the support IU, to which the several forms of the strap are shown attached, may constitute the back of a seat or a post or wall or other supporting means, to which it may be desired to attach the strap. Furthermore the support may be upholstered or covered with a suitable fabric or nish as indicated at Il I.

shown preferably embodies a flexible cord formed of a plurality of strands I5 protected by a cover Il of suitable material, the ends of the strands and cover being secured by suitable binding threads IS, as shown in Fig. 5.

The mount or element for attaching the cord to the support is designated generally by the reference character I9 and comprises a recessed or channel-shaped member within which the end of the cord is extended as shown in Figs. 4, 5, and 7. vided at its inner end with oppositely disposed laterally extending tongue-like portions 2D bent inwardly and downwardly into clamping engagement with the cord as shown in Figs. 4 and 5, so that the inner end of the channel member forms in effect a socket for the end of the cord within which it is rmly secured.

The socket is offset outwardly with respect to the edges of the side walls 2l of the channel, or, in other words, the axis of the socket is inclined to the plane of said edges so that the cord will The channel-shaped member is proextend at an angle to the support IQ and thus be supports III, such, for example, the inner and outer screws 22 and 23, the former of which is also extended through the end of the cord disposed vvithin the channel to more securely an# chor the cord within the channel and upon the support. The screws are extended through openings or apertures formed in the outer or transverse wall of the channel, one of the openings being indicated at 213 in Fig. 5 of the drawing.

The side walls of the channel are offset in' wardly for a portion of their length as indicated at 21a for a purpose which will appear herein after. The inner edge portions of the side Walls are notched or recessed as shown at 25 for a purpose described hereinafter.

The cover or shield for the cord attaching member I9 is designated by the reference numeral 26 and is generally of the same shape asv the mount I9 except that its outer end is extended beyond the mount and closed, and also tapered substantially to a point to render it more attractive and ornamental in appearance. The shield or cover is preferably made of resilient or spring-like material in order that it may be readily expanded by the mount I9 when inserted thereon and moved inwardly thereof from the position shown in Fig. 9 to that shown in Fig. 8, in which it yieldingly engages the mount. The side walls of the cover are provided with inwardly extending lugs 2T, the length of which is substantially equal to that of the inwardly offset portions 2la of the mount, at the ends of which are shoulders 28 constituting guide means for the lugs 21 of the cover when applying the cover to the mount.

The normal distance between the lugs 21 and the cover is slightly less than the width of the mount or cord attaching member i9, so that on inserting the cover upon the mount it will, as previously stated, be expanded by the mount as shown in Fig. 9. However, when the cover is moved inwardly to final position the lugs 2l will snap into the cut-out or recessed portions 25 of the mount whereby to lock the cover upon the mount as shown in Fig. 8, in which position it will be firmly held and will completely hide the mount and the securing screws or members 22 and 23 thereof.

Furthermore, there is an advantage in applying the cover upon the mount by moving it laterally thereon, rather than longitudinally thereof, for the reason that it avoids disfiguring or marring the cloth or fabric I6, forming a cover for the support IB, which might not be the case if the cover were applied by mo-ving it longitudinally of the mount in contact with the fabric.

I claim:

l. A mount for a cord comprising a channelshaped member having one end thereof constructed to receive one end of the cord, said member having apertures for the reception of parts for securing it upon a support and having oppositely disposed recesses formed in itsl side walls, and a cover on. said member overlying said apertures and having oppositely disposed retaining lugs within said recesses serving to securethe cover upon said member.

2. As an article of manufacture, a mount for a cord comprising a holder adapted to receive the cord and a cover for the holder, said holder being in the form of a channel, the side walls of the channel having notches formed in their opposite edges and having recesses communicating with the notches, the cover being formed of resilient material and including opposing side walls having inwardly extending lugs for a portion of their length, said cover being capable of application to the holder by moving it laterally thereon during which movement the lugs will cooperate with the side walls of the holder within said recesses to expand the cover, said side walls springing inwardly upon movement of said lugs within the notches whereby to anchor the cover upon the holder.

3. A mount for securing a cord upon a support, comprising a channel-shaped member having side walls which are of greater width at one of their ends than` at their other ends, said side walls having portions thereof engageable with the support, the ends of greater width having projecting portions extending toward each other and forming with the wider end of the channel a restricted opening for receiving the cord, said `channel having one or more apertures: formed therein for the reception of means for securing the channel upon the support.

4. A mount for securing a cord upon a support, comprising a channel-shaped member having side walls with portions thereof engageable with the support, said side walls at one end having projecting portions extending toward each other and forming with one end of the channel a restricted opening for receiving the cord, said channel having an aperture formed therein for the reception of a screw or the like for seeming the channel upon the support, said aperture being in overlying relation to a portion of the cord so that a screw or the like extending from said aperture to the support will pass through the cord.

5. A mount for fastening a grip cord or thc like to a support, said mount comprising a hollow metal body open at one end and having one side open, said open side being engageable with said support, said cord being insertable into said body through said open end, and clamping extension means on said body adjacent said open end for partially encircling said cord to grip it tightly, said body having an aperture extending through the side of said body opposite toi said open side and in overlying relation to a cord received in said body, so that an elongated fastening element may be inserted through said aperture and through the cord and may pass through the open side of said body into said support to which the body and cord are to bey secured.

6. A construction. for fastening a grip cord or the like to a support, said construction including a hollow body open at one end for receiving the cord and open along at least part of one side, the open side being placeable against a support, clamping extension means on said body adjacent said open end for partially encircling and tightly gripping a cord extending into said body through said open end, said body having an aperture extending through the side of said body opposite to said open side so that an elongated fastening element may be inserted through said aperture and may pass through said body and out said open side thereof into said support, said body also having on two opposite sides thereof surfaces forming abutment means faced toward said support to which said body is applied, and a hollow cover open at one side and at one end, said cover being placeable over said body in covering relation to said fastening element and to at least the major portion of said body, with the open side of said cover toward said support and with the open end of said cover adjacent the open end of said body so that said cord may extend therethrough, said cover having inwardly extending lugs on two opposite sides thereof for engaging said abutment means on said body to hold said cover against removal from said body in a direction away from said support.

'7. A construction as described in claim 6, further including means on said body for holding said lugs on said cover against movement in a direction longitudinally of said body and approximately parallel to the surface of said support, to hold said cover against removal from said body in said direction.

ADOLPH RYDQUIST.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification403/23, 16/DIG.280, 24/265.00R
International ClassificationB61D49/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S16/28, B61D49/00
European ClassificationB61D49/00