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Publication numberUS2300692 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 3, 1942
Filing dateJul 10, 1941
Priority dateJul 10, 1941
Publication numberUS 2300692 A, US 2300692A, US-A-2300692, US2300692 A, US2300692A
InventorsCarl B Olsen
Original AssigneeCarl B Olsen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tissue package holder
US 2300692 A
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Nov. 3, 1942. c. B. OLSEN TISSUE PACKAGE HOLDER Filed July 10, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet l r 0 t n E U H I A Home 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July. 10. 1941 Im'entor Attorney Patented Nov. 3, 1942 .FFEQE I TISSUE PACKAGE HOLDER Carl B. Olsen, Bismarck, N. Dair. Application July 10, 1941, Serial No. 491,850 1 Claim. (01. 24s as) This invention relates to devices for holding packages, and an object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which will be found especially .useful in supporting interiorly of automobiles and the like packages of tissue such as Kleenex, Ponds, etc., in relation to a suitable support so that the contents of such packages may be readily removed therefrom.

The salient feature of the present invention is in the provision of a holder of this character which can be readily mounted interiorly of an automobile body, or on upholstered furniture without doing damage to the upholstery.

The invention together with its objects and advantages will be best understood from a study of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:

Figure 1 is a front elevational view of a tissue package holder embodying the features of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view therethrough illustrating ahe application of the invention.

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary detail view partly in section and partly in elevation showing a leverequipped anchoring prong forming part of the invention.

Figure 5 is a view similar to Figure 1 and illustrating a second form of holder.

Figure 6 is a longitudinal sectional view through this second form of holder.

Figure 7 is a horizontal sectional view through the second form of holder, and

Figure 8 is a fragmentary detail sectional view illustrating certain details hereinafter more fully referred to.

Referring more in detail to the drawings, it A thereof, at one end of the frame, with rigid pointed anchoring prongs 6 that extend from the frame longitudinally in substantially a plane slightly offset from the plane of the frame 5 as best shown in Figures 2 and 6.

At the opposite end thereof and adjacent the corners of the frame at said last-named end, the frame is provided with pointed anchoring prongs I-'I.

Each of the anchoring prongs I is formed integral with a manipulating lever B and at the junction of the prong I with its lever B there isprovided a coil spring 9 that is convoluted about the end member of the frame as shown.

Preferably prong I, lever 8, and coil spring 9 are formed from a single length of resilient wire rod material.

Also the lever 8 of each prong at its free end is provided with a laterally extending retention hook I 0 to engage an adjacent longitudinal or side member of the frame for releasably securing the associated prong 1 in a position extendin'g longitudinally with respect to the frame.

Further in accordance with the present invention, the frame, in each form illustrated, is provided adjacent the respective opposite ends, thereof, but inwardly from said ends, with relatively rigid cross-bars or members I I-I I.

In the form of the invention illustrated in Figures 1 to 3 inclusive each of the cross-members II at one end thereof extends beyond the side of the frame 5 and is provided with a forwardly directed lug I2 that extends at right angles to the cross-member II and provides a lateral stop against which the side edge of the package or carton shown in phantom lines, and indicated by thereference numeral i3, abuts when such carton is properly positioned on the holder.

Also in the form of the invention shown in Figures 1 to 3 inclusive, the carton I3 is secured in position on the frame 5 of the holder through the medium of elastic straps I4I4.

The straps I4 extend in parallelism longitudinally of the frame and are secured at the ends thereof to the end members of the frame as shown so as to be trained over the package I3 as clearly suggested in Figures 2 and 3 for se-' curing the package in position on the holder.

In the form of the invention shown in Figures 5 to 8, inclusive, the package is held in position on the holder through the medium of a pair of opposed spring-biased jaws I5-I5.

There is one jaw I5 at each end of the frame and each jaw is formed of a strip of metal or other suitable material and is hingedly connected to an end member of the frame through the medium of hinges I6.

Each hinge I6 is formed from a single length of metal rod that is coiled intermediate its ends to provide a spring I! from one endmost convolute of which extends an integral hinge arm I8 that at its free end is anchored by being welded or otherwise secured to an adjacent cross-member II. At the opposite end thereof the endmost coil of the spring I! merges into an integral arm I9 that extends transversely of the jaw plate [5 and is secured thereto in any suitable manner.

At its free extremity the arm 19 projects beyond the edge of the jaw I5, is bent at right angles, and pointed to provide for the jaw I5 an anchoring barb 20 that pierces the carton to secure the container l3 clamped between the jaws l5 against shifting movement and against working out of position from between the jaws.

The springs H of the hinges I6 serve to bias the jaws I5 into folded position relative to the frame 5 and against the adjacent cross-members II as shown in Figure 8 so that the jaws IE will not project when the device is not in use but, upon removal of the carton 13 from between the jaws, will spring to the folded position shown in Figure 8.

In mounting the holder within an automobile body, and in this connection when using the holder within an automobile body the ceiling above the back of the front seat will be found to be the most desirable support for the holder as such a location is convenient to occupants of both the front and rear seats, or to any piece of upholstered furniture such as a chair, bed, or the like, it will be found to advantage to first insert the fixed anchoring prongs 6 into the fabric, as suggested in Figure 2 and indicated by the reference numeral 2|, then, one at a time, insert the prongs 1 into the fabric 2|.

In inserting a prong I, the operator grasps the associated lever 8 and holding the same with its end I thereof free of engagement of the frame first pierce the fabric with the prong 1, and then swing the lever 8 towards the frame 5, finally engaging the keeper end 10 of the lever with the adjacent side member of the frame. By having the pins 1 thus worked individually it will be found possible, due to the flexibility of the frame 5, to attach the holder to uneven surfaces without injury to fabric, and yet the holder will serve to secure the package carried thereby in position on the upholstered part of the article to which the frame has been attached in the manner just described.

It will also be noted that the prongs 1 and associated parts are retained on the bottom member of the frame 5 between the longitudinal members of the frame and fixed collars 22 on said bottom member of the frame as clearly shown in Figures 1 and 5.

It will be found in actual practice that this tissue holder is particularly well adapted for use inside of automobile bodies and for invalids and convalescents. It can be attached to any part of the upholstery in the car, and for sick patients it may be attached to the top of bed covers or to bed sheets or to bed pads, as found desirable.

It is believed that the many advantages of a holder embodying the character of the present invention will readily present themselves to those skilled in the art and during use of the device.

I am also well aware that in practical fields the details of construction, combination and arrangement of elements as herein illustrated and described may be altered from expediency or desirability, and therefore I claim all such forms of the invention to which i. am entitled in view of the requirements of the prior art and scope of the appended claim.

Having thus described the invention what is claimed as new is:

In a holder of the character described, a member provided with means for securing the article to be held by the holder in position on said member, said member being provided at one end thereof with relatively fixed anchoring prongs extending in a plane normal to the member, and at a relatively opposite end thereof provided with anchoring prongs individually manipulative and pivotally connected to said member to swing relative thereto, and each of said last-named prongs embodying a manipulating lever having a free end provided with means to engage said member for securing the associated prong in fixed position relative to said member, and an integral coil spring at the junction of said prong and its lever and coacting with a part of said member to provide a hinge connection between said prong and said member.


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US6843527Mar 1, 2001Jan 18, 2005Gregory G. NelsonMulti-functional portable folding rocking chair
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U.S. Classification248/311.2, 248/905, 221/45, 24/357
International ClassificationB60R7/08
Cooperative ClassificationY10S248/905, B60R7/084
European ClassificationB60R7/08D