|Publication number||US2454908 A|
|Publication date||Nov 30, 1948|
|Filing date||Jul 14, 1945|
|Priority date||Jul 14, 1945|
|Publication number||US 2454908 A, US 2454908A, US-A-2454908, US2454908 A, US2454908A|
|Inventors||Buxton Frederick L|
|Original Assignee||Buxton Frederick L|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (4), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Nov. 30, 1948. F, L, B XT 2,454,908
HANGER Filed July 14, 1945 11 /1 v ".12 I v i I 12 I Patented Nov. 30, 1948 UNITED STATES "PATENT OFFICE HANGER Frederick L. Buxton, Burbank, Calif. Application July 14, 1945, Serial No. 605,073
4 Claims. 1
This invention relates to hangers, and more particularly to a hanger adapted to grip and support a garment within anenclosed 100p thereof. It is an object of this invention to produce a simple, inexpensive form of hanger incorporating a minimum number of parts for supporting a garment, such as a pair of pants, from within the bottoms of the leg portions thereof.
Another object of this invention is to provide a hanger of simple inexpensive construction which includes a pair of relatively extensible members having sup-porting elements carried at their respective ends and urged apart to support a garment within a loop thereof.
Other objects and advantages of this invention it is believed will be apparent from the following detailed description of a preferred embodiment thereof as illustrated in the accompanying drawings:
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a, perspective view of a hanger embodying my invention illustrating the same as supporting a pair of pants from within the cuffs, the said pants being illustrated fragmentally.
Figure 2 is an end elevation thereof.
Figure 3 is a fragmental sectional side elevation thereof.
Figure 4 is a fragmental sectional side view of a modified form of hanger embodying my invention.
In the preferred embodiment of my invention illustrated in the accompanying drawing, l indicates a tube within which there is positioned to slide longitudinally with reference thereto a slide rod or tube 2. I is a spring 3 which engages a tube closure 4 at one end and engages at its opposite end the end of the rod or tube 2 so as to yieldably urge the rod or tube 2 out of the tube I.
A hanger hook 5 has its shank 6 secured to the tube or rod 2 and extends through a limiting slot 1 formed in the outer tube l. Thus the shank of the hook 5 in engaging the end of the slot 7 limits the outward movement of the rod 2 from the tube I.
Secured to the opposed ends of the tube l and rod 2 are gripping elements having the general reference numerals 8 and S which are herein illustrated as being of inverted U-shape and are secured in position by means of pins Ml which are passed through the said grip-ping members and through the tube l and rod 2, respectively. Each one of the gripping elements 8, 9 in turn, comprises a pair of adjacently spaced parallel legs l2, l3.
Positioned within the tube I spaced apart so that they may accommodate between them material forming the loops as, for example, the cuffs of the legs of a pair of pants.
In the modified form of my invention illustrated in Figure 4 I have eliminated the necessity of serrating the legs [2 and it of the gripping elements 8, 9 by extending the modified legs [2A, [3A at an angle of approximately six degrees from the vertical passing through the axis of the rod 2A of tube i. There is thus provided an inclined surface IE on each one of the modified legs lZA, ISA which insures against the enclosed loop of the garment slipping off from the hanger.
It will be observed that the hanger embodying my invention embodies a minimum number of parts and I contemplate the molding of the elements of this hanger from a suitable plastic in which case I may eliminate the securing pins l0 and form the garment supporting legs l2, l3 and modified inclined legs HA, HA integrally with the rod 2 and sleeve i during the process of molding. In this manner the hanger will be constructed very inexpensively and of a minimum number of parts.
In Figure 4 I have illustrated such a one-piece construction wherein the modified leg HA is molded with the rod 2A.
Having fully described my invention, it is to be understood that I do not wish to be limited to the details herein set forth, but my invention is of the full scope of the appended claims.
1. A hanger for engagement with a pair of trouser legs comprising a single tubular element, a rod positioned therein to slide axially thereof, a coil compression spring carried concentrically within the tubular element and urging the rod outwardly from the tube, a supporting hook passing through a motion limiting slot formed in the tube to cooperate therewith as a stop to limit motion of said rod which would otherwise be produced by said spring, said hook being secured rigidly to the rod to thereby prevent relative rotational movement between said tube and rod, and the rod and the tube having at their opposed ends a pair of spaced gripping legs.
2. A hanger for engagement with a pair of trouser legs comprising a single tube, a rod mounted to slide axially of the tube, a coil compression spring positioned concentrically within the tube to urge the rod therefrom, a supporting hook having its shank extending through a motion limiting slot in the tube and secured rigidly to the rod to thereby prevent relative rotational movement between said tube and rod, said supporting hook cooperating with said motion limiting slot as a stop to limit-motion of said ,rod which would otherwise be produced by said spring, and the rod and the tube having at their opposed ends a pair of inclined gripping legs adapted. to be received Within the closed loopsof a garment.
3. A hanger for engagement with a pair of trouser legs comprising a single tube, .a rod slidably mounted Within the tube, a coil compression spring housed concentrically within the tube to urge the rod outwardly from the tube, a supporting hook having its shank extendedthrough a motion limiting slot formed in the tube and secured rigidly to the rod to thereby prevent relative rotational movement between said tube and rod,
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
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|U.S. Classification||223/95, 294/168, 294/166|
|International Classification||A47G25/00, A47G25/66|