|Publication number||US2481271 A|
|Publication date||Sep 6, 1949|
|Filing date||Aug 24, 1946|
|Priority date||Aug 24, 1946|
|Publication number||US 2481271 A, US 2481271A, US-A-2481271, US2481271 A, US2481271A|
|Inventors||Willey Matthew K|
|Original Assignee||Willey Matthew K|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (30), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Y E L H W K M HOLDING DEVICE FOR VOICE RECEIVERS Filed Aug. 24, 1946 Patented Sept. 6, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HOLDING DEVICE FOR VOICE RECEIVERS Matthew K. Willey, Middlefield, Conn.
Application August 24, 1946, Serial No. 692,897
This invention relates to devices for holding a voice transmitting receiver in any desired position so that the user may have both hands free to handle letters, papers, etc. The device of the invention is particularly adapted for holding the voice transmitting receiver of a Dictaphone, telephone or the like.
The invention will be clearly understood from the following description in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is an elevational view, partly in section, of a device embodying the invention;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the top portion of the device shown in Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is an elevational view, partly in section, of the device shown in Fig. 1 with the parts in different relative positions; and
Fig. 4 is an elevational view of a device of modifled form.
The device illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 comprises a weighted base Ill adapted to rest upon a fiat sup-port, such as an ofiice floor or the top of a desk, and is provided with a threaded integral stud H. A tubular member 12 is secured to the base I and for this purpose is provided at one end with internal threads [3 adapted to engage the thread stud H. The tubular member i2 is adapted to receive a flexible member l4 which, as illustrated, comprises a metal strip wound in spiral form with its adjacent convolutions overlapping. The flexible member I4 is of the same general construction as the flexible covering commonly used for enclosing electrical insulated conduits. A disk !5 of suitable friction material. such as rubber, leather, etc. is secured to the lower end of the flexible member I4 to engage the inner wall of the tubular member l2 and slidabl support the flexible member M in any desired longitudinal location with respect to the trbular member I2. An annular member !5 is secured to the inner wall of the tubular member l2 near its upper end to serve as a stop adapted to be engaged by the disk I5 to prevent the flexible member It being pulled entirely out of its supporting tube 12.
A holder H adapted to receive and hold a Voice transmitting receiver is secured to the upper end of the flexible member 14. The holder H is provided with a tubular portion [8 which is internally threaded at one end to receive an externally threaded plug I9 which is secured to the upper end of the flexible member I4. A plate 20 is secured to the other end of the tube l8 and is provided with a passage 2| adapted to slidably receive a plunger 22 which projects through the plate 20 from within the tube [8. A disk 23 is secured to the plunger 22 and is adapted to engage the inner wall of the tube [8 to slide therein and serves as a stop limiting the outermost position of the plunger 22. A coil spring 24 extends between the plug l9 and the disk 23 and serves to urge the plunger outwardly. A pair of plates 26 and 21 are held in spaced relation with respect to each other in a common plane and in spaced relation to the plate 25 by spacer members 28 and 29 respectively and are secured to the plate 20 by bolts 30 and 3|. The plates 26 and 21 are arranged so that the space between the adjacent edges thereof is directly above the plunger 22.
In the use of the device illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, a voice transmitting receiver R can be moved through the space between the plates 26 and 21, as illustrated by the dot-and-dash line position in Fig. 2, so as to depress the plunger 22 against the action of the coil spring 24 and then may be turned under the plates 26 and 21 to abut the spacer members 28 and 29, as illustrated by either the full line or broken line positions shown in Fig. 2. When in either of the two last mentioned positions and the receiver R. is released, the resilient pressure of the spring 24 will cause the plunger 22 to hold the receiver in either of these positions against the plates 26 and 21. The flexible member 14 may be pulled up so as to extend out of the tubular member 12 a desired distance and then may be distorted, as illustrated in Fig. 3, so as to remain in such distorted position and locate the receiver R in a desired position with respect to the user.
The device illustrated in Fig. 4 comprises a suitable base III which may be weighted or not as desired. When weighted, it may rest upon a desk top, and when not weighted, may be secured to the desk top by screws S. One end of a flexible member l4 similar in construction to the flexible member 14 of the device illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, may be suitably secured to the base l0 and its other end may be suitably secured to the tubular portion l8 of the holder H, the construction of which is the same as that illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3.
1. In a device for holding a voice transmitting receiver, in combination, a support, a flexible member carried by said support, and a holder carried by said member adapted to receive and hold said receiver, said flexible member being distortible relative to said support to locate said receiver in a desired position relative to a user and comprising a spirally wound metal strip in which the adjacent convolutions overlap, said holder comprising a pair of plates supported in spaced relation in a common plane to permit a voice transmitting receiver to be moved therebetween and turned under said plates, and resilient means adapted to hold said receiver under said plates.
2. In a device for holding a voice transmitting receiver, in combination, a support, a flexible member carried by said support, and a holder carried by said member adapted to receive and hold said receiver, said flexible member being distortible relative to said support to locate said receiver in a desired position relative to a user and comprising a spirally wound metal strip in which the adjacent convolutions overlap, said holder comprising a pair of plates supported in spaced relation in a, common plane to permit a voice transmitting receiver to be moved there between and turned under said plates, and resilient means adapted to hold said receiver under said plates, said support including a tubular member adapted to receive said flexible member, and means for slidably supporting said flexible member in said tubular member at a desired longitudinal position with respect to said tubular member.
3. In a device for holding a voice transmitting receiver, in combination, a support, a flex- 4 ible member carried by said support, and a. holder carried by said member adapted to receive and hold said receiver, said flexible member being distortible relative to said support to locate said receiver in a desired position relative to a user thereof, and said holder comprising a. pair of plates supported in spaced relation in a common plane to permit a voice transmitting receiver to be moved therebetween and turned under said plates, and spring-tensioned means for releasably holding said receiver against the under surface of said plates.
MATTHEW K. WILLEY.
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|U.S. Classification||379/455, 248/159, 248/160|