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Publication numberUS2474167 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 21, 1949
Filing dateOct 13, 1944
Priority dateOct 13, 1944
Publication numberUS 2474167 A, US 2474167A, US-A-2474167, US2474167 A, US2474167A
InventorsRaymond R Rundell
Original AssigneeRaymond R Rundell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Receptacle holder
US 2474167 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

R. R. RUNDELL. l 2,474,167


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2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 13, 1944 RRRumZzz Patented `une 21, 1.949


Application October 13, 1944, Serial No. 558,535

1 Claim.

This invention relates to can or receptacle holders.

An object of this invention is to provide a holder including a handle whereby a receptacle such as a paint can or the like may be supported, the holder embodying means whereby the receptacle will be held against rotation and including means whereby the cover of the receptacle may also be supported at one side of the holder.

Another object of the invention is to provide a holder of this kind including a pair of opposed V-shaped jaws engageable about the exteriorof the receptacle the jaws being carried by resilient arms which are drawn toward each other by means of a looped or ring-shaped clamping element.

A further object of this invention is to provide a holder of this kind which can be stamped out of a single piece of material, suitably shaped to provide the desired resilient or gripping means, including means for holding the cover of a can or receptacle and one or more additional articles.

A further object of this invention is to provide a holder of this kind including means whereby the cover or lid of the receptacle may be readily priecl off.

With the above and such other objects in view as may hereinafter more fully appear, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be more specifically described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein are shown embodiments of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations, and modications may be resorted to which fall within the scope of the claims.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a detail side elevation of a receptacle holder constructed according to an embodiment of this invention.

Fig. 2 is a plan View of the device.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3--3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 2.

Figure 5 is a detail side elevation of a modified form of this invention.

Figure 6 is a plan View of the holder shown in Figure 5.

Figure 7 is a sectional view taken on the line 'I-l of Figure 6.

Figure 8 is a fragmentary sectional View taken from the rear end of a holder similar to that shown in Figures 5 and 6, showing a lid prying member mounted thereon.

Figure 9 is a view similar to Figure 8, showing a modiiied form of lid prying means.

Referring to the drawings the numeral IIJ designates generally a cylindrical receptacle which is provided with a lid II, adapted to be frictionally engaged with the top of the receptacle. A receptacle holder, generally designated as I2, is adapted to be engaged with the periphery of the receptacle Ill, and includes an opposed pair of V-shaped jaws generally designated as I4 and I5.

The jaw i4 is formed at its forward end with an outwardly curved member I3 and the rear end of jaw I4 has formed integrally therewith a straight elongated arm IB which is of transverse arcuate configuration and is formed along the length thereof with a plurality of recesses I1. The recesses Il constitute keepers for locking detents as will be hereinafter described.

The jaw I4, as shown in Figure 3, is provided at its upper and lower edges with inwardly extending V-shaped teeth I8 adapted to engage the periphery of the receptacle I0. The rear end of the arm or lever I6 is formed with a resilient loop I9 formed integral therewith, and the loop I9 has formed integral therewith a second arm or lever 20 extending divergently outward and formed integral at its outer end with the rear end of jaw I5.

The arm 2E! is provided along the entire length thereof with a plurality of spaced apart recesses 2| which constitute keepers and which are engaged by detents 22 carried by a clamping ring or loop 23 slidable along the lengths of the two arms I6 and 20.

The clamping member 23 is also formed with detents or inwardly projecting members 24 engageable with the recesses I1 so that when clamping member 23 is moved outwardly to compress the arms I6 and 20, jaws I4 and I5 will be moved inwardly into clamping or gripping engagement with the exterior of the receptacle I0 and jaws I4 and Al5 will be locked about the receptacle.

Jaw I5 has struck outwardly therefrom, a reversely curved resilient lid or cover holding member 25 which is formed with an outwardly directed forward end 26 so that the lid or cover may be readily moved inwardly to be clamped between the clamping member 25 and the outer surface of the forward side 21 of clamp member or jaw I5, The inner side 28 of clamp member I5 also has struck outwardly therefrom a reversely curved article holding member 29 and the forward end of holding member 29 is outwardly curved as at 30 so that the article may be 4 readily inserted between the free end of holding I4 and l5 into cla'xnping engagement with the member 29 and the outer side of the jaw side 28. receptacle l0.

Referring now to Figures 5 and 6 there is ds- The detents 22 and 24 engaging in selected closed a moded form of this invention. In recesses and 2| will hold loop 23 in its clampthis modied form there is provided a pair of 5 ing position. Loop I9 at the rear side thereof, receptacle clamping jaw members 3| and 32 has secured thereto a lid prying blade 54 which which are V-shaped in plan. The jaw memis formed with a right angular extension 55 bers 3| -a ,nd-.32 fare-oigl-ike construction-and each .weldedtor otherwise vvfirmly rsecured to, the rear includesanYLt-pper 'lL-shaped wire orybar 343-, and iside of loop 1,9.;4Whenthelid M hasbeen pryed a V-shaped lower bar or wire 34. I'he two V- 10 from the receptacle l0 the lid may be engaged shaped members `33 and 34 are connected towith holder 25. Another article, such as a brush gether at their outer ends by a connectingbar orutlremlike may also be engaged with respect 35. The upper bar 33 extends rearwardlyand ifto-a 'resilient holder or clamping member 29. is formed with a downwardly projecting:eisten-3g; yg'llgieglid-a,nd brush are shown in dotted lines sion 36 and the extension 35 is forrned integral '15 engaged with their respective holders in Figure 1. with a lever arm 3`| having afplural-ity of notches -Jn-Vorder to vreinforce the jaws I4 and l5 at 38 therein. The rear end of lever armhis therfgangle of the bends thereof reinforcing formed integral with apspiral coil 39 and coil 39 anges 56 and 51 are eigtended respectively across isthen, extended tov form asecond lever arm v4|! theologie of each oi the bends at the upper and which is disposed Clivergent withirespect-jto arm 20 lower edges of thejaws.

,is zfolfmenl .with ,an ,upwardly Yinclined extension iA; receptacle holder .comprising .el lir ,of 59p- Mend an article holding 11001542.15 formed in- Tposed Y\`/`slg1apedjaw,rnenibers*disposed withntlhe tegral with-.theextensionlpandextends Vfor- "dvefgsnsides of.. one .0,f. seidgmembrs feri- .wardly, being'positioned "rnedially betweeni` the 25 frqntngfjn facing relationjthe divergentmsids twoxiawmembersi ,and .13.41; Lever armi 40?iS .Otfigth Other-member.. Seidji "members each formed withlailplkuralityjof `notches'; or keepers q43 includinga flaite,body` portionm 'nwardlgjprojet- 'and `"jaw'jcompr.essing loop 441s slidable on lever ling teeth vonjthe" opposite, edges y,c yfmsaildv body ,arm'sl ar'l`d140 andmayiblflfmedwith inwardly ;portion, areinforirrg iagngefgon-each 'edgeA of .projetingf1ugs"45`,i01 engagement in selected 30;saidfjawn1embers at theapegr thereof, i-rearwa13:11- recesses BB1-arid 4D "sogasgtdreleasablyhold the gly"colwlgenl;l`l 'arms carried bythe rearfendf iew's;3l,.rand, 32. Ainclanpvlngg engagement; with ,'Saidfiawspg, resi1i'en-tA loop, etggthe 4copvergeet y ggd the oepta14 6l The "Connecting Vbetr: `135 is of said jarnis,angarm Ycn'rfipr,essirigring around 'preferelblyflattened as at 41 so as to provide a said-armsand'slidable along the-length thereof, 11u openinghladl; i 35 each Qf saidermsfprmed with@ .Seriesltofiliigi- Referring .nowltarigllrep'the loop A39a A@time ftudnally k'evrwnfedauf?fruitigeceases therein, said ring .rear end fthehandle iprmed by the leverarr'ns 'folrjrrlevdnwith@inwjalrcllyA extendingdetents en geshown iniguretdlis.adapted tdhave'SeCur-@d faible;il;Selefztecl. .thereto a lif' .Opening lbledefrllr 1 'The blade 48 jsaid rige infedueted position. lveeddmelly. f @is vformeelintegralwith,s',.erovrllfnet 49. WhiChiS 4o sardi npldirig said 'jaws in se1ettd .of theiloop 39a.. Blade; 41.84 isgadapted to pro- ""irr'f .-J'ect r'eawardlsiisp"tllagtwnenjthe lid isto *be REFERENCES CITED v g rh' uned Off :from the 'receptacle Jaws" ahand 32 453mm@ @Qllqviipgnlfeferernces are of record in bthe may be usedl as`a handle or lever with blade 48 engagedbeneattlnthelistr..4 j :Referringfnow tpL'Eigure '9;there is disclosed another? 'modied -ioitn bfgilid., prying means wherein'the rearicoi1"f 39b Th' seuredthereto 'a lidipryine'; blade' 52. i. The bladen??? ,is Carried by a g'rommet-53 and, ein the" present instance, im 39 the grommet, 5,3 isllt Qutso thatblade 52will Qily VXtend between* the pair of coils forming the loop lv. ("ig'g 46 melnbef .l ff" "Nl, "r, v 55 In the" use land opemtiionwof' thisv Yholder the A JA983946 clampinggloop231 may'yjinitially 'be moved to a "15053,",'7'50 position near the'resilient'floop 9.' Thel recepo'gg .tacle `'I 0 may" "nef'"tlfien"` positionedI Abetween the 2131395 jaws `|4 .and l5 whereupo'nloop 23, maybemoljed 60 ,2595002 forwardly` so las to" drawlever' arms lvv'and '20 toward each other, and move clamping members .fgefqiigez 2,347,734` Cowan May 2, 1944

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U.S. Classification294/33, 81/3.36, 7/139, 7/151, 81/3.4, 7/900
International ClassificationB44D3/14
Cooperative ClassificationY10S7/90, B44D3/14
European ClassificationB44D3/14