|Publication number||US2460542 A|
|Publication date||Feb 1, 1949|
|Filing date||Jun 12, 1945|
|Priority date||Jun 12, 1945|
|Publication number||US 2460542 A, US 2460542A, US-A-2460542, US2460542 A, US2460542A|
|Inventors||Smith Clyde C|
|Original Assignee||Smith Clyde C|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (8), Referenced by (15), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Feb. 1, 1949. n- 2,460,542
DRINKING TUBE AND GLASS CLAMP Filed June 12; 1945 INVENTOR. 62;"0: 6, 5M/r/1.
BY I @1055;
UNITED STAT- f i 2,4s0,542' DRINKING TUBE ANDGLASS the other.
a Patented Feb. 1, 1949 i;
ES PAT OFFICE,
Clyde 0. Smith, Kokomo, Ind.
Application June 12, 1945, Serial No. 599,073
6 Claims. (CI. 65-65) This invention relates to an anchorage clip suitable for detachably securing a drinking tube to a drinking glass.
The chief object of this invention is to provide a clip that can be readily applied to a tube and glass for securing one to the other so that drinking from the glass by a sick or bedridden person is facilitated. 7
The chief featureof the invention, in addition to its simplicity, resides in the fact thatit is nonquires both for connection to the same and for anchorage purposes; in other words, the clip is not independently anchored to the glass or tube and to the tube or glass respectively and successively.
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 drawings,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a drinking glass and tube with the clip rigidly connecting same together.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the clip.
In the drawings, l indicates a conventional drinking glass having side wall H with exterior surface l'2, interior surface l3 and top edge 14. I5 indicates the tube bottom portion, and IS the mouthpiece portion, herein shown at an angle to the former.
The clip includes two, substantially parallel, appreciably spaced legs [1, which at the lower free ends may turn outwardly as at |8,if desired.
Extending towards each other from the upper ends of the legs as at [9 are the'arms 20 which lie in substantially the same horizontal plane as the glass rim M'and angle towar'd thecenter of the glass. 7
Each arm at its inner end terminates in an approximate half-loop or semi-circular portionZl, the two preferably but not necessarily lying immediately adjacent each other and one above Herein, by way of example only, a
plane common to both legs is also tangent to the mid-portions of the half loops 2| but can be parallel to such a tangent plane depending upon the arm angularity and the loop radius.
Extending upwardly from the other end of each half-loop is an arm 22 that extends toward the aforesaid plane or planes. Preferably, but not necessarily, these arms are parallel and may be approximately as long as the legs. The upper by any one of several methods, the easiest being as follows. The clip is applied to the top edge I4 of the glass or tumbler with arms 20 resting on the edge and with loops 2! extending inwardly of the glass and legs I! bearing on the glass exterior I2. The tube portion I5 then is passed between the loops and glass interior I3 and forced downwardly as far as desired or required. While this is accomplished the half loops 2| are forced inwardly of the glass wall and the half-loop 23 also is brought inwardly, as it were. The tube then is clamped to the glass.
To disassociate the parts, the easiest method is to grasp the tube and arms 22 and pull upwardly on both. When legs I? are free of the glass, or tube l5 passes above edge 14, the three parts are simultaneously disassociated.
While the invention has been illustrated and described in great detail in the drawing and the 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. An anchoring flexible clip for the purpose described including in combination a pair of 3. A clip as defined by claim 1 wherein the 7 legs are substantially parallel.
4. A clip as defined by claim 1 wherein the inbeing directed towards a plane common to the longitudinal axes of both legs.
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 510,835 Blair -1. Dec. 12, 1893 574,145 Gannon Dec. 29, 1896 596,982 Cassino Jan. 11, 1898 1,098,141 Welch May 26, 1914 1,186,363 7 Allen June 6, 1916 1,188,147 Butler June 20,1916 1,217,373 Wagner Feb. 27, 1917' CLYDE c SMITH.
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|U.S. Classification||248/74.2, 248/79, 239/33, 24/339, 248/213.2|