|Publication number||US2361417 A|
|Publication date||Oct 31, 1944|
|Filing date||Nov 15, 1943|
|Priority date||Nov 15, 1943|
|Publication number||US 2361417 A, US 2361417A, US-A-2361417, US2361417 A, US2361417A|
|Inventors||Reichart James H|
|Original Assignee||Reichart James H|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (5), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
J. H. REICHART ENDLESS SELF CLAMPING HANDLED BAND Filed Nov. 15, 1943 Patented Oct. 31, 1944 UNITED STATES ATENT O FFICE ENDLESS, SELF-CLAMPIN G HANDLED BAND James H. Reichart, Muncie, Ind. Application November 15, 1943, Serial No. 510,257
17 Claims. (Cl. 294--27) This invention relates to a handled band for article attachment.
Thi application is an improvement over application, Serial No. 498,220, filed August 11, 1943, and entitled Glass vessel band and handle structure, wherein the endless bandincludes an open buckle, etc., which when collapsed toward the article rigidly clamps the band thereon, and when extended therefrom elongates the band for. demounting therefrom.
- The chief object of the present invention is to provide a handle connection to the band whereby mounting of the latter upon the article rigidly clamps the handle to its connecting means, in turn connected to the band.
The chief feature of the present invention re-' sides in the crossed draw string effect of the handle socket forming connecting means.
Other objects and features of the invention will be set forth more fully hereinafter,
The full nature of the invention will be understood from the accompanying drawing and the following description and claims:
In the drawing Fig. 1 is atop plan view of a handled band embodying the invention and as applied to a peripherally grooved article, the latter being shown in horizontal section at the groove portion thereof.
Fig. 2 is a vertical central section of the connecting means, the immediately contiguous portion of the article and a side elevation of a pistol grip handle horizontally receivable by the con-.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the major portions of the socket and connecting means in slightly separated relation.
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 1 and of a modified form of the invention.
i dis a perspective view of the connecting means in handle clamping position, the handle being of the form shown in Fig. .4.
Fig. 6 is a View similar to Fig. 5 and of a still further modified form of the invention.
In Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing I indicates a glass'or like article (vessel) having a peripheral groove therein on its exterior surface. If the vessel be of pot or pitcher type, it may have the mouth l2.
A metal band I3 is of a Width so that it may seat in groove Such band includes an. open buckle or 100p l4 pivotally connected to curled ends and I6 of the band. The band adjacent piece l8.
When the loop is caused to move away from the article, the band is elongated and consea quently may be readily detached therefrom or applied thereto. When the loop is forced, over center as it were, and toward the article, the band is collapsed or tautened upon the vessel all as set forth more fully in the aforesaid application specifically made a part hereof.
A groove seatable strap member I9 is rigidly secured as at 20 to band I? adjacent, but .not necessarily so, to the buckle structure. A similar but reversely directed strap 2| is similarly secured to band |3 as at 22. Herein such connections are rivets. The adjacent ends of these two straps lap each other as illustrated most clearly in Fig. 3.
Strap l9 includes a wide portion 23 that is wider than groove so that it may bear on the article above and below the groove. Extending radially outward, as it were, from the wide portion at 24 is side portion 25. The side portion includes upper and lowerfianges 26 and 21 and these at the outer ends are extended as ears 28 and 29 and same are apertured as 38 and 3| respectively. I
The junction 24between face portion 23 and side 25 is slotted as at 32 to pass strap 2| as shown. Strap 2| includes a wide portion 33 and same is offset inwardly as at 35 and then continued as at 35 and from the end thereof asat 36 there extends, radially outward as it were,
the side portion 37 having,upper and lower.
flanges 38 and 39 with ear extensions ill and 4| apertured at 42 and 43 respectively and directed toward the other flanges and ears.
The wide portion 33-35 is slotted at the offset portion 34 as at M and the junction 36 is also slotted .at 45. These slots '44 and i5 are aligned and slidably receive strap l9 aforesaid. Rivets wand l! pivotally, see Fig. 2, connect ears 28- iii and, 29 l|. The several ears and flanges form a socket adapted to radially receive anchor portion 48 of handle 49.
Herein each side face 25-3'l is indented as at 50 and anchor portion 18 is similarly-indented at 48a. Note that when the band is not collapsed indentations 58 are spaced apart, a dis tance greater than the width of anchor portion 48. When so positioned, the width of the throat of the socket at the ears is just sufiicient to pass anchor portion 48. .To facilitate rivet clearance the portion 48 may be cut away as at 5|, see Fig. 2.
It will be noted that the depth of portions 23 and 35 is greater than the socket depth. This permits the metal between these portions and the sides and flanges to be drawn or folded to reenforce the junction therebetween.
Whenever the band is tensioned by collapse thereof as previously explained, there is exerted on straps l9 and 2| Opposing pulls which cause the two spaced sides to draw together and rigidly clamp therebetween the anchor portion 48 of handle 49. These straps or tongues also, by way of a guy wire effect as it were, draw the article bearing portions23 and 35' into engagement with the article I!) immediately above and below the groove H. These straps or tongues immediately adjacent these portions are slightly spaced from the article, and by reason thereof, the guy wire effect is retained and maintained so long as the band is mounted on the article.
Note, see Fig. 3, that one socket forming and article bearing portion is provided with parallel dual slots while the other includes a singular parallel slot for sliding accommodation of the two straps, which are accordingly aligned thereby, and thus any tendency for askew positioning is eliminated which might occur since the slots are slightly spaced from the article engaging facially contacting surfaces. The flanges on the sides form upper and lower handle: anchor portion seats.
In view or the .fact that the buckle including structure, see Fig. ,1, has. eyes and [6, it is obvious that, if desired, these may be last fabricated-and. connected together as shown whenever it is. desired to have the straps constitute integral portions ofthe band l3. j
The advantage of having the slots positioned pair of ears being interfitting or nestingv as shown in Fig. 2. Thishinging at the entrance end of r the resulting socket results in the least constriction thereof'when the walls are tilted for anchorportion insertion in the socket. While the socket and anchor portion are herein disclosed as generally rectangularin cross-sectional outline, same need not necessarily be of that character, but other polygonal outlines, etc., may beutilized to prevent anchor portion rotation.
The spring or hinge-like connection of the socket sides together with theincludedembossments 5D fitting into complementary recesses 48ain the anchor portion, upon collapse. of the sides to anchor portion engagemenhclampingly retain said handle in and to the socket and the interlock prevent axial separation between the socket and anchor portion. Such locking is as effective as a wedge lock between handle and socket, but use of the wedge would result in extreme s1oppi ness between socket throat and the wedge neck. This is eliminated since the sides herein racially bear on'the sides of the anchor portion when the band is article mounted. l
. Having thus described in detail one embodiment of the invention together with its attendant advantages of construction and use, reference will now be had to Figs. 4 and 5 wherein a second form of the invention is illustrated. This form is; distinguished from the previous one by the socket being directed at right angles to the other socket (which was radially directed) and by said socket being of integral construction instead of comprised of two non-integral side portions, etc.
In said lastmentioned figures the straps are designated by 59 and 6| and the former includes two longitudinally aligned apertures 58 and the latter similarly aligned apertures 5! whereby said straps are connected to band 56 identical or similar to band I 3, etc. Strap 59 is enlarged vertically as at 63 while strap Bl is similarly enlarged as at 85. Each enlargement is integral with a socket forming side portion 64 at 62 and these extend radially outward from bearing portions 63 and and their outer ends are joined by the curved portion 68.
I Side portion 64 connected to bearing portion 63 is slotted at 61 to pass strap 6! and this slot is coincident with junction 62 or spaced radially from portion 63. Bearing portion 65 is slotted at 68 and 1D. The resulting portion 69 between slot 68 and slot 18 at the other junction 62 is slightly ofiset so it can nest in the article groove.
Tension pulls on the straps 59 and GI in opposite directions naturally draw the sides 64 of the socket together, the curved portion 66 permitting same- Handle H having anchor portion 12 is vertically seated in the socket and then the band is applied to the article and tautened thereon as illustrated in Fig. 1 and as previously described. uTo prevent pull-out of the handle, each side portion 64 is herein indented or embossed as at 13 which embossments are positioned transverse to the position of embossments 50in Fig. 1. In each case the embossments are at right angles to the longitudinal direction of the socket. Herein anchor portionlz in its two opposite faces includes complementary recesses 14 for embossment seatmg.
This structure asstated has the same operation application, uses and advantages of that illustreated in Figs. 1 to 3 and previously described.
Reference will now be had to Fig. 6 wherein the simplest form of the invention is illustrated. This form in general is of Figs. 4 and 5 type in that handle 80 has a vertical anchor portion 8|. Two upper grooves 82 are sufiicient. If desired, two lower grooves, as shown, may be provided.
Herein 83 and 84 indicate adjacent portions of a band which is like band I3 shown in Fig. 1 with its buckle structure, etc. End 83 has eye 85.
End 84 is reduced at 86 and terminates in eye 81.
Pintle portion 88 is in eye and pintle portion 89 is in eye 81. Parallel rod portions 90 extend from opposite ends of portion 88 while oppositely directed parallel rod portions 9| extend from 0pposite ends of portion 89. When the band is tautened all four parallel portions lie-parallel to each other and in substantially a common :plane and engage the article above and below the groove, or the upper and lower-most only so engage while the intermediate portions may nest in the groove.
Extending radially from the other ends of portions 90 are the side members 92 and similarly from the other ends of portions 9| there are the side members 93; The remote ends of a member 93 and a member 92 are connected by mid-portion 94. Herein portions 94 are transverse to portions 92 and 93 and each'of the'latter includes a slight offset near portion 94. However, if desired, such offsetting may be eliminated. Likewise portions 94 may be arched, similar to portion 66 in Figs. 4and5. t
When the socket receives the handle anchor portion, the side members seat in the anchor grooves aforesaid and when the band is tautened, the side members clamp the anchor portion therebetween.
In all forms of the invention opposite pulls on the straps or the like of band structure tightens the socket upon the sides of the handle anchor portion for retention thereof, pull-outbeing prevented by complementary interlocking connections therebetween, the said opposite pulls being incident to band tautening upon the article.
While the invention has been illustrated and described in great detail in the drawing and foregoing description, the same is to be considered as illustrative and not restrictive in character.
The several modifications described herein as well as others which will readily suggest themselves to persons skilled in this art, all are considered to be within the broad scope of the invention, reference being had to the appended claims.
The invention claimed is:
1. In combination an endless band contractible and extensible for article envelopment and mounting thereon and demounting therefrom, a handle having an anchor portion, and a socket for anchor portion reception and retention comprising a pair of sides connected to and included in the band in criss-cross relation whereby band contraction in article mounting causes side clamping of the anchor portion.
2. Structure as defined by claim 1 wherein the socket is of tubular type with the tubularity substantially radial to socket connecting portion of the band.
3. Structure as defined by claim 1 wherein the socket is of tubular type with the tubularity substantially parallel to the axis of the enveloping band.
4. Structure as defined by claim 1 wherein the socket is of tubular type with the tubularity substantially parallel to the axis of the enveloping band, the sides of the socket being connected together by a curved portion.
5. Structure as defined byclaim 1 wherein the socket is of tubular type with the tubularity substantially parallel to the axis of the enveloping band, the sides of socket comprising spaced pairs of opposed portions, each pair of opposed portions being connected together by an intermediate portion.
and a pair of band portions connected thereto and subject to tensile stress in oppositedirections, said socket comprising a pair of superposed polygonal outlined arranged wire portions, and two pivot providing portions connecting said wire portions at opposite ends, each band portion terminating in a pivot seating eye formation.
11. In combination a handle clamping socket and a pair of band portions connected thereto and subject to tensile stress in opposite directions, said socket comprising a pair of superposed polygonal outlined arranged wire portions, and two pivot providing portions connecting said wire portions at opposite ends, each band portion terminating in a pivot seating eye formation, one pivot portion being of lesser length than the other.
12. In combination a handle clamping socket including a pair of adjacent, article engageable bearing portions, a side portion connected to each, the side portions being connected together, the socket including three slots, one in juxtaposition to the side-bearing portions junction and an intermediate slotsv in one of the bearing portions, and a pair of band connected means, each rigid with a bearing portion and slidable in a slot whereby socket clamping occurs when said means are subjected to tensile stress in opposite directions.
13. Structure as defined by claim 12 wherein each side portion includes upper and lower edge socket and anchor portion have interlocking complementary formations resisting handle-socket separation in a direction opposite to the anchor portion mounting direction.
7. Structure as defined by claim 1 wherein the sides, remote from the band connection thereto have a hinge connection therebetween.
8. Structure as defined by claim 1 wherein the sides, remote from the band connection thereto have a hinge connection therebetween, said last mentioned connection being integral with the sides.
9. Structure as defined by claim 1 wherein the the sides, remote from the band connection thereto have a hinge connection therebetween, said last mentioned connection including pivot supporting ears and pivot means.
10. In combination a handle clamping socket inwardly directed flanges, said side portions remote from said means having spaced pivotal connections to provide a handle receiving socket throat.
14. In combination a handle clamping socket including a pair of adjacent, article engageable bearing. portions, a side portion connected to each, the side portions being connected together, the socket including three slots, one in juxtaposition to the side-bearing portions junction and an intermediate slot in one of the bearing portions, and a pair of band connected means, each rigid with a bearing portion and slidable in a slot whereby socket clamping occurs when said means are subjected to tensile stress in opposite directions, each bearing portion being of greater length than the width of the band connected means.
15. Structure as defined by claim 14 wherein each side portion includes upper and loweredge inwardly directed flanges, said side portions re mote from said means having spaced pivotal connections to provide a handle receiving socket throat.
16. Structure as defined .by claim 14 wherein each side portion includes upper and lower edge inwardly directed flanges, said side portions remote from said means having spaced pivotal connections to provide a handle receiving socket throat, the distance between flanges of the same side being less than the length of said bearing portions.
17. In combination an article mountable enveloping band subject to tension when mounted, and a handle receiving socket having side portions cross connected to the band and subject to the tension thereof for handle clamping purposes.
JAMES H. REICHART.
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|U.S. Classification||294/31.2, 220/759, 220/758|
|International Classification||B25B1/00, B25B1/20|