US 2614305 A
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Oct. 21, 1952 R. YEARDLEY v CLIP Filed June 3, 1949 Fig. 2.
Robert L. Yeard/ey INVENTOR.
Patentetl st. 21, 1952 UNITED STATES rATE-Nr OFFICE CLIP Robert L. Yeardley, New Lexington, Ohio Application June 3, 1949, Serial N o. 96,9 53
This invention relates-to new and useful improvements in article retaining means and more particularly in means for retaining articles clipped to a pocket or retaining surface.
The primary object of this invention is to provide a clip for retaining a standard eyeglass case in attachment to a pocket and for clamping the case onto similar supports, such as an eye visor in a motor vehicle.
Another object of this invention is to provide a clip for retaining various articles of a small and fragile nature and for clamping the articles onto support surfaces in a safe and sturdy manner.
These and ancillary objects and structural features of merit are attained by this invention, preferred embodiments of which are set forth in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure l is a view in perspective of a clip; constructed in accordance with the principles of this invention;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of a coat pocket, showing the clip attached thereto and retaining an eyeglass case in a safe and compact manner within the pocket;
Figure 3 is a view in perspective of a modified embodiment of this invention;
Figure 4 is a side elevational View thereof;
Figure 5 is a view in perspective of the same, and,
Figure 6 is a perspective view of a further modified form of the invention and a sleeve therefor.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, and more particularly to Figures 1 and 2, where is disclosed the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the numeral Ill represents the clip generally. Clip In is constructed from an elongated strip of resilient material one end of which is bent to form a concave-convex portion l2 that extends transversely of the strip. The other end of the strip is folded upon itself to provide a transverse reinforced portion [4.
The clip-forming strip is provided with intermediate, spaced parallel, transverse fold lines [6 and It. The section of the clip-forming strip between the fold lines I6 and I8 is fiat and constitutes a clamping plate element or intermediate clip section 29 and the section of the clip-forming strip between the portion I2 and fold line is is fiat and constitutes a clamping plate element or outer clip section 22. The clip-forming strip is bent along the fold line IE to bring the sections and 22 into juxtaposition with each other, as shown in Figure 1, whereby the same 1 Claim. (Cl. 2481) may coact to" yieldingly grip a 'case 38 having an identificationcard 40' therein." v
I'he section of the clip-forming strip between the fold line i8 and the reinforced portion I4 is bent to form an arcuate portion 28 whose concave 5 surface" faces the section 20., The part of portion 23 joined with the fold line l8forms'a channel portion29that extends transverselyv of the sections 2 il an d 22 and which registers with the portion [2. "Channel portion'29, projects laterally from;thegsection2Gtowards section 22 and is so shaped as to'be received within portion I2 to restrict movement of the'c'ase 38 and the card 46 past 'thes'e'n ested portions 12 and 29, and to constitute additional gripping surfaces for an article disposedbetween sections 20 and 22. A resilient tongue, o f i'triangular formation 3% has its enlarged endBZ suitably secured on the portion 28 with the re'duced end thereof terminating in ari -outwardly and upwardly curled. extension-"34'; so'as'j rto o' bviate snagging of cloth,- ing or the supporting surface, when the tongue is clipped on the edge loff apocke't 36, .as seen in Figure 2. ldentification'cardsor any of the like articles can be securely held within the portion is of the section 28 and positioned between the sections 20 and 28.
Attention is now directed to the embodiment in Figures 3-5, wherein the attaching tongue 30a is substantially the same as that set forth in the embodiment of Figures 1 and 2. However, the body section or portion 28a is formed with an arcuate offset section 42 adjacent its inner end, the latter terminating in a lateral extension 44. A pair of jaws 45 extend integrally from the outer extremity of the extension M, the jaw section 48 being provided at its upper end with a lateral extension 5i! joined with the extension 44. A jaw section 52 extends upwardly from the lower extremity of the jaw 48 and is disposed in juxtaposition thereto. The jaw 52 terminates in an outwardly and upwardly extending section 54 which terminates in an inwardly and upwardly projecting extremity or terminating end 56. Both of the jaws are provided with a substantially rectangular vertically disposed cut-out section 58, defining opposed jaw branches 6%! and (52 which are formed with complementary corrugations or recesses. By providing the common undulated sections or corrugations, it is to be noted that a more secure grip will be obtained by the jaws and an article received therebetween would be clamped more securely and dependably. In the latter respect, the jaws are adapted to clamp on the temple sections of a pair of glasses and retain the same securely without damaging the rims of lenses. The clamping end 22 of the body section can be employed to retain a package of papers for cleaning the glasses. Of course, the nose bridge of the glasses would be positioned in the cut-out section so that the jaw branches will retain the glasses by clamping on the temple sections, any damage to the glasses being obviated. The tongue 30 is adapted to engage any supporting surface, such as, the eye visor in a motor vehicle, so that the clip can be employed to advantage in driving by either retaining the operators regular glasses or sun glasses in a secure manner and within the easy reach of the operator.
A further embodiment of this invention is illustrated in Figure 6, wherein a clip 62 iss'hown, the same being adapted to clamp on the sun shield or visor in a motor vehicle and to attach a pair of eyeglasses in a secured and protected manner to the shield. The clip 62 is formed from a one piece strip of flexible material and includes a pair of clamping laws or arms 64 and 66, which are joined together, as at .68, the juncture point being spread apart to engage the conventional pivot rod associated with a shield. The jaw 64 is bent upon itself at its unattached end to form a clamping end Ill for retaining a package of wiping and cleaning papers .for eyeglasses. A resilient tongue 12 is formed on the jaw 66 by bending the free end of the jaw upon itself and the jaw 66 'is formed with a transverse upwardly extending undulation 14 with which the free end of the tongue is associated. A pair of eyeglasses maybe secured to the clip by inserting the nose bridge between the tongue and jaw, the full tension of the tongue being absorbed by the undulation. If desired, a rubber sleeve 16 may be disposed over the lower end-of the tongue and the free ends of the jaws.
As seen in Figures 1 and 2, either of the embodiments can be used to clamp various and sundry articles on a pocket. Thus, other environments and uses and changes in structure will occur to those acquainted with the art so that '4 it is to be understood that changes in details and structure may be carried out as coming within the scope of the appended claim.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
A clip comprising three juxtapositioned elongated sections including an intermediate section and a pair of outer sections, each of said sections having an upper end and a lower end, the lower end of said intermediate section being integrally formed with the lower end of ne of said outer sections, a transverse channel portion joining the upper end of the intermediate section to the upper end of the other outer section, said channel portion projecting from the intermediate section toward the said one of said outer sections, a transversely extending concavo-convex portion at the upper end of the said one of said outer sections and receiving said channel portion therein adapted to coact with the channel portion in gripping an article positioned between the intermediate section and said one of said outer sec- .tions, .said other outer section and said intermediate section adapted to coact in clampingly holding an article therebetween.
ROBERT L. YEARDLEY.
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