Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2543056 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 27, 1951
Filing dateNov 27, 1945
Priority dateNov 27, 1945
Publication numberUS 2543056 A, US 2543056A, US-A-2543056, US2543056 A, US2543056A
InventorsPollack Maurice D, Schalet Joseph P
Original AssigneePollack Maurice D, Schalet Joseph P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2543056 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Feb. 27, 1951 M D, POLLACK ET AL 2,543,056

BUTTON Filed NOV. 27, 1945 l fm/W T#- Patented Feb. 27, 195i BUTTON Maurice D. Pollack and Joseph P. Schalet, Long Beach, N. Y.

Application November 27, 1945, Serial No. 631,138

Our invention relates to a button, and more particularly to a button through the back of which is looped, so as not to penetrate the iront, a piece of tape, the two ends of which are secured to a garment.

The principal object of our invention is to provide a button of the foregoing character, wherein the tape is reversed looped through the button so as to prevent self-unloosening therefrom.

Other objects are to provide a button of the foregoing character wherein the two tape ends extending from the button are positioned at the center of the button; to provide such a button which may be rotated without serious injury to the fur or fabrics to which the tape is secured; to provide a button with maximum radial clearance underneath for engaging a thick fabric or fur section provided with a buttonhole; to provide a button with a looped tape whereinthe tape is supported by at least two separate sections of the material forming the button; to provide a button with an attached tape which does not have to be knotted to lock the tape to the button; and to provide a button wherein the tape may be double-looped through separate passageways in the back of the button for additional support.

We accomplish these and other objects and obtain our new results as will be apparent from the device described in the following specication, particularly pointed out in the claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which:

Fig.. 1 is a bottom plan of the button employing our invention.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view through the planes 2-2 of Fig. 1, with a tape looped through the same.

Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view of a modification.

Fig. 4 is a sectional view through the planes fi-II of Fig. 3, with a tape looped through the same.'

Figf5 is a sectional view of a further modification similar to that shown in Figure 3 and taken in the same plane 1 4 of our invention.

Our invention, illustratedin Figs. 1 and 2, comprises a button I@ having a top surface I i, and a bottom surface I2.

On the bottom surface we have provided two sets of angularly extending passageways I3 and Id, having entrance openings I5 and I6. A pair of holes or recesses I'I and I8 forming direct passageways are centrally positioned on the bottom surface, with hole I1 meeting passageway I3 inside the button, and hole I8 meeting passageway I 4.

5 Claims. (Cl. 24-90) By placing holes I1 and I8 on a diametric line apart from the diametric line joining entrance openings I5 and IG, the angularly extending passageways will be made longer, and therefore stronger. This is illustrated in Fig. 1.

A tape 2B, having ends 2| and 22, may be positioned in entrance openings I5 and I6, and withdrawn from holes I'I and I8, respectively, to provide a double interloop inside the bottom, causing the tape, when tightened, to be locked therein, and incapable of loosening, unless the middle portion of the tape between openings I5 and I6 is manually loosened. Manually tugging at one end of the tape 2li will not cause any movement between the tape and button.

By this construction, the two ends of the tape extend from the back of the button along substantially the axis of the button, a desirable feature since it permits greater availability of the button radius in all positions when in use. Also, the button may be rotated without tending to rip the fabric upon which it is mounted, the two ends of the tape,V being immediately adjacent each other, functioning like a single extending section of tape. An additional feature resulting is the greater invisibility of the tape from the underside when attached, from previous types.

Instead of two substantially centrally positioned holes or direct passageways, one may be used, as shown in the modification illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4, indicated by the reference numeral 24. Here, angularly extending passageways 25 and 2E open adjacent the bottom of hole or direct passageway 2l, centrally recessed in the bottom of the button 24. The two ends 28 and 29 of the ytape 30 are inserted into the passageways, and Withdrawn through hole 2l, as shown in Fig. 4. The interlooping of the tape is retained by this construction with only one central hole employed for the extending button tape.

Where a button, having a thin centervsection is used, the direction of the passageways may be reversed, as shown in Fig. 5. Here, the angularly extending passageways 3| and 32 are directed centrally of the button 33 towards the outer edge instead of the reverse direction as illustrated previously. The holes or direct passageways r3l! and 35 may be formed in the thickest portion of the button, nearer the edge, to engage the ends of and form openings in the angular passageways. The two ends of the tape, similar to the two ends 28 and 29 of the tape 30 shown in Figure 4, are inserted into the respective holes 34 and 35, and withdrawn through the angularly extending passageways, to extend from the central opening 3'6,

forming the common opening of the two angularly extending passageways. Thus, a button having a thin center but with thicker edges may be utilized to incorporate our invention thereon.

In place of the tape, any thong, cord or strand of material may be used, and either tied, sewed or otherwise attached to the garment. The button may be made of wood, plastic, or other composition and thepassageways drilled therein. It is possible, however, to mould the button with the passageways provided for in the moulding processes.

We have thus described our invention, but we desire it understood that it is not confined to the particular forms or uses shown and described, the same being merely illustrative, and that the invention may be carried out in other ways without departing from the spirit of our invention and, therefore, we claim broadly the right to' employ all equivalent instrumentalities coming within the scope of the appended claims, and by means of which, objects of our invention are attained and new results accomplished, as it is obvious that the particular embodiments herein shown and described are only some of the many that can be employed to attain' these objects and accomplish these results.

We claim:

1. A button for securement to an article by a piece of tape or cord having two ends, said button having a body with top and bottom surfaces, said body having a pair of angularly extending passageways entirely within the button leading from the bottom surface towards substantially the top surface of the button without penetrating the top surface thereof, said button additionally provided with not less than one direct passageway extending from the bottom surface of of the button along a path substantially parallel to the axis of the button without penetrating the top surface thereof, and forming a junction with the angularly extending passageways inside the body of the button, said arrangement of the passageways providing means for inserting the two ends of the tape or cord into the passageways. and withdrawing the ends from the bottom surface at substantially the center of the button.

2. The button of claim 1, wherein a single direct pasageway is provided in the bottom surface of the button forming a junction with both of the angularly extending passageways inside the body of the button.

3. The button of claim 1, wherein a pair of direct passageways are provided in the bottom of the button each forming a junction with one of the angularly extending passageways inside the body of the button.

4. The' button of claim 1, wherein the axis of the angularly extending passageways pass outside the center of the button.

5. The button of claim 3, wherein the angularly extending passageways lead from a single opening in the bottom surfaceof the button.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 248,767 Maass Oct. 25, 1881 268,745 Spinn'ey Dec. 5, 1882 484,254 Settle Oct. 11, 1892 2,090,779 Bechik Aug. 24, 1937 2,128,095 Levy Aug. 23, 1938 2,175,029 Richmond et al Oct. 3, 1939

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US248767 *Jul 15, 1881Oct 25, 1881 Button
US268745 *Aug 25, 1783Dec 5, 1882 Method of securing buttons to materials
US484254 *Nov 6, 1891Oct 11, 1892 Sinker
US2090779 *Aug 5, 1935Aug 24, 1937Bechik MichaelMattress and cushion button
US2128095 *Nov 23, 1934Aug 23, 1938Hoyt Levy ADecorative button
US2175029 *Jan 24, 1939Oct 3, 1939David EckertButton
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US7566339 *Sep 7, 2004Jul 28, 2009Imds.Adjustable line locks and methods
US9265498Feb 4, 2013Feb 23, 2016Imds LlcCompact line locks and methods
US20050288709 *Sep 7, 2004Dec 29, 2005Fallin T WAdjustable line locks and methods
CN105246364A *Apr 3, 2014Jan 13, 2016迈提风格公司Button for fastening fabrics
EP2803285A1 *May 16, 2013Nov 19, 2014Joseph Franciscus August Alfred MaussenButton for fastening fabrics
WO2014183922A1 *Apr 3, 2014Nov 20, 2014Joseph Franciscus August Alfred MaussenButton for fastening fabrics
U.S. Classification24/114.7
International ClassificationA44B1/00, A44B1/22
Cooperative ClassificationA44B1/22
European ClassificationA44B1/22