|Publication number||US2621357 A|
|Publication date||Dec 16, 1952|
|Filing date||Nov 25, 1949|
|Priority date||Nov 25, 1949|
|Publication number||US 2621357 A, US 2621357A, US-A-2621357, US2621357 A, US2621357A|
|Inventors||Stuman Jack B|
|Original Assignee||Roper Corp Geo D|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (55), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Dec. 16, 1952 .1. B. STUMAN HANDLE MOUNTING MEANS Filed Nov. 25, 1949 INVENTOR. M a. M
Patented Dec. 16, 1952 HANDLE MOUNTING MEAN S- Jack B. Stuman, Rockford, Ill., assignor to Geo.
D. Roper Corporation, Rockford, 111., a. corporation of Illinois Application November 25, 1949, Serial No. 129,407
This invention relates to a mounting panel and fastener assembly for releasably mounting handles or other articles.
An object of this invention is the provision of novel mounting panel and fastener assembly by means of which a handle or other article may be quickly attached to or removed from the mounting panel with simple movements.
Another object of the invention is the provision of handle mounting means that is simple, that insures that a handle is positively maintained in a preselected relation with a panel when it is attached thereto, that is rugged, that requires a minimum of maintenance and that is relatively inexpensive to manufacture.
Another object of the invention is the provision of handle mounting means of the above character wherein a handle may be readily attached to and detached from one side of a door in the field as well as in the factory, and that does not require manipulation of threaded parts to efi'ect attachment of or removal of the handie from a door.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view showing a handle in a position to be attached to a door;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the back of the front panel of the door showing the construction of a leaf spring for holding the handle on the door;
Figs. 3 and 4 are sectional views showing different relative positions of the handle and the leaf spring as the handle is being attached to the door; and
-Figs. 5 and 6, similar to Figs. 2 and 4, show a modification of the invention.
Referring now to the drawings the invention is shown embodied in a handle and mounting therefor for use on an oven door |2 for a gas range or the like, not shown. It will be apparent however to those skilled in the art that the above construction may be used on many other types of equipment. In general, the oven door l2 includes an outer panel l3 and an inner panel M in spaced relation to the outer panel. The outer panel |3 preferably has its outer edges deformed to define a peripheral flange l8 receiving and supporting the inner panel l4. Suitable insulation I! is disposed betweenthe panels l4 and I3.
One aspect of the invention is the provision of a novel means for mounting a, handle H! on the door |2 so that it may be quickly and readily attached to or removed from the door I2 with a minimum of eifort and manipulation of parts. For this purpose the outer panel I3 is formed with spaced keyhole slots I3, each having an enlarged circular portion 2| and an elongated narrow portion 22 in communication with the circular portion. As shown in Figure 1 the elongated portions 22 extend outwardly from the same side of the circular portions 2| in a horizontal direction. The handle |8 may be of any suitable shape. In this instance the handle has a face 23 shaped to be flush with the outer surface of the panel I3 and a pair of screws 24 extending outwardly from the face 23 on opposite ends of the handle and spaced apart the same distance as the enlarged portions 2| of the keyhole slots. Each screw 24 is of such configuration that the head 26 may be inserted through the enlarged portion 2| of the keyhole slot l9 and the shank 21 of the screw may be received in the narrow portion 22 of the keyhole slot IS.
A leaf spring 28 is mounted in a cantilever manner at the rear of the panel l3 as best shown in Fig. 3 adjacent each keyhole slot l9. Each spring comprises a mounting portion 29, a bridging portion 3|, a central portion 32 and a free end portion 33. The bridging portion 29 is shaped to lie against the bottom wall 34 of a recess for the head of a screw 36 extending through one end of the slot 22 to secure the spring 28 to the panel l3. As shown, the mounting portion 29 has a hole for receiving the screw 36, defined in part by a pair of diametrically opposed tabs 3! deformed outwardly from the plane of the mounting portion 29. The tabs 31 are shaped to define a threaded connection to be ngaged by the screw 36. The central portion 28 of the leaf spring is spaced from the back of the panel l3 and the mounting portion 29 and is attached to the free end portion 33 and to the mounting portion 29 by the bridging portion 3|. Preferably the part of the central portion 32 adjacent the free end portion 33 is spaced farther from the panel than the part of the central portion adjacent the bridging portion 3|. Thus, as shown in Fig. 3, the central portion 32 is inclined outwardly from and at a relatively small angle to the back of the panel. The free end portion 33 is inclined from the central portion toward the back of the panel and its extreme end 35 terminates adjacent one side of the enlarged portion 2|. The central portion 32 and the free end portion 33 are formed with an elongated slot 38 extending lengthwise of the leaf spring and opening on the end of the free end portion 33. The shape of the leaf spring 28 is such that when the leaf spring is secured to the back of the panel the slot 38 is in registration with the slot 22. A tang M on the leaf spring is shaped to be inserted in the slot 22 to prevent rotation of the leaf spring and to assure alinement of the slot 38 with the elongated narrow portion 22 of the keyhole slot 19.
The handle 18 may be readily attached to the door l2. Thus, to attach the handle, the handle is brought into position such that the screws 24 are inserted in the enlarged portions 2| of the keyhole slots 19 on the panel [3. After both screws 24 have been inserted in the keyhole slots the handle :3 is moved laterally in the direction of the elongated narrow portions 22 of the slots. As the handle it is moved, as described, the shanks 21 of the screws 24 are received in the elongated portions 22 of the keyhole slots 19 and the heads 26 of the screws 24 engage the inclined free end portions 33. Lateral movement of the handle [8 is continued until the heads 26 of the screws 24 engage the central portions 32 of the leaf springs as shown in Fig. 3. During the lateral movement of the handle the inclined surfaces 33 serve as cams or guides to guide the heads or shoulders 26 to their proper location. As the handle moves from the position shown in Fig. 3 to the position shown in Fig. 4 each leaf spring 28 is stressed so that it tends to urge the heads 25 of the screws 24 away from the back of the panel and to urge the handle into tight engagement with the door i2. Because the part of the central portion 32 adjacent the free end portion 33 is spaced farther away from the back of the panel than the part of the central portion 3?. adjacent the bridging portion 3|, the interconnection between the central portion and the free end portion in effect defines a shoulder that must be cleared before the heads 26 can seat on the central portion 32. This shape of the central portion tends to lock the screw heads 26 in position on the central portions 32.
To remove the handle it the latter is moved from the position shown in Fig. 4 in the direction of the enlarged portion 2! of the keyhole slot to the position shown in Fig. 3 to clear the central portion 32 and free end portion 33. Due to the locking action of the leaf springs 28 a slightly greater force may have to be applied to, the handle l8 to initially disengage the heads 26 from the central portions 32. In this position of the handle the heads of the screw may be pulled through the enlarged portions 2| of the keyhole slot 59.
Figs. 5 and 6 show a modification of the invention and in this modification the leaf springs comprise a mounting portion 43, a central portion 44, a bridging portion 46,. a free end portion 4'! formed in the same general manner as that shown in the embodiment in Figs. 1-3 with the exception that the central portion 84 has a depressed portion 43 shaped to receive the head of a screw 9. With this construction when a handle 51 is in the position shown in Fig. 6 the heads of the screws are positively interlocked with the central portion 44 so that the parts cannot accidentally move relative to each other.
The above handle construction has many advantages. For example, the keyhole slots 19 may be formed in the panel 13 by a simple forming process and the leaf springs 22% may be formed by simple stamping processes. This construction has a minimum number of parts and consequently requires a minimum amount of time to efiect assembly or disassembly. Only one screw is required to secure each leaf spring in position and no manipulation of threaded parts is required to effect attachment and detachment .of a handle after the leaf springs have been assembled. The construction is positive in its action since a constant force is being applied to hold the handle in assembled relation.
1. In combination, a mounting panel formed with a slot having an enlarged portion and an elongated narrow portion communicating therewith, and a bifurcated leaf spring fastener memher having an elongated slot between its furcations and attached at one end to the back of the panel to position the slot between its furcations in lengthwise alignment with the elongated panel slot, the furcations at the other end of the bifurcated leaf spring member freely engaging the back of the panel on either side of the narrow portion of the panel slot and terminating adjacent the enlarged portion of the panel slot, said leaf spring being longitudinally bowed to resiliently bias its bifurcated portion intermediate its ends away from the back of the panel.
2. In combination, a mounting panel formed with a slot having an enlarged portion and an elongated narrow portion communicating therewith, and a leaf spring fastener member bifurcated to form an elongated slot and attached at one end to the back of the panel, said leaf spring member being formed with a transverse tang portion snugly received in the narrow portion of the panel slot to align the slot in the leaf spring member with the panel slot, said leaf spring member terminating at its other end in a bifurcated free end formed with spaced furcations freely engaging the back of the panel adjacent the enlarged portion of the slot therein and disposed on either side of the narrow slotted portion, said leaf spring member being longitudinally bowed to bias its bifurcated portion intermediate its ends away from the back of the panel.
3. In combination, a mounting panel formed with a slot extending through the panel and elongated along its length across the panel, and a bifurcated leaf spring fastener member attached at one end to the back of the panel and having an elongated space between its furcations extending in lengthwise alignment with the elongated panel slot, the other end of said leaf spring fastener member freely engaging the back of the panel to resiliently bias a bifurcated portion of the leaf spring fastener member intermediate its ends away from the back of the panel.
4. In combination, a mounting panel formed with an aperture extending through the panel and elongated along its length across the panel, and a spring member formed with an elongated aperture intermediate its ends, said spring member being attached at one end only to the panel with its aperture extending in lengthwise alignment with the elongated aperture in the panel, and said spring member being longitudinally bowed to resiliently bias its apertured portion intermediate its ends away from the back of the panel.
5. In combination, a mounting panel formed with an aperture extending through the panel and alongated along its length across the panel, and a spring member formed with an elongated aperture intermediate its ends, said spring member being attached at one end only to the panel with its aperture extending in lengthwise alignment with the elongated aperture in they,
panel, and said spring member at its other end freely engaging the back of the panel and being longitudinally bowed intermediate its ends to resiliently bias its apertured portion inter- 1 mediate its ends away from the back of the panel.
6.' In combination, a mounting panel formed with an aperture extending through the panel and elongated across the panel, and a bifurcated spring member formed with an elongated:
slot between its fu-rcations extending from one 1 end of the spring member lengthwise therealong and terminating short of the other end;ofthe spring member, said spring member being attached at its other end only to the back of the panel with its elongated slot extending in lengthwise alignment with the elongated aperture in the panel, and said spring member being longitudinally bowed to resiliently bias its 'furcations intermediate its ends away, from the back of the panel.
JACK B. STUMAN.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 483,466 Moore Sept. 27, 1892 528,948 Langenau Nov. 13, 1894 594,749 Mitchell Nov. 30, 1897 858,091 Merriweather June 25, 1907 2,239,798 Tinnerman Apr. 29, 1941 2,459,658 Klein Jan. 18, 1949
|Cited Patent||Filing date||Publication date||Applicant||Title|
|US483466 *||Sep 27, 1892||Handle|
|US528948 *||Jun 22, 1894||Nov 13, 1894||Fastener for casket-lids|
|US594749 *||May 25, 1897||Nov 30, 1897||Adjustable fastener|
|US858091 *||Feb 5, 1907||Jun 25, 1907||Frederick William Merriweather||Latch.|
|US2239798 *||Jun 1, 1939||Apr 29, 1941||Tinnerman Products Inc||Handle or knob mounting and the like|
|US2459658 *||Nov 13, 1947||Jan 18, 1949||Calorie Stove Corp||Detachable handle|
|Citing Patent||Filing date||Publication date||Applicant||Title|
|US2694876 *||Jun 16, 1952||Nov 23, 1954||Grasser Donald F||Fish lure|
|US2915151 *||Dec 4, 1957||Dec 1, 1959||Gen Steel Products Corp||Partition structures|
|US2916115 *||Nov 14, 1956||Dec 8, 1959||Tinnerman Products Inc||Fastening device|
|US3211317 *||Nov 27, 1963||Oct 12, 1965||Independent Lock Co||Door closer cover|
|US3282519 *||Apr 6, 1964||Nov 1, 1966||Jack A Rheinstrom||Paper towel holder|
|US3508371 *||Nov 8, 1967||Apr 28, 1970||Warren Fastener Corp||Structural assembly and clip|
|US3814491 *||Sep 7, 1972||Jun 4, 1974||Franklin Mfg Co||Snap in connector|
|US4317416 *||Dec 17, 1979||Mar 2, 1982||Vanguard Diversified, Inc.||Connection means for assembling furniture|
|US4633789 *||Mar 14, 1986||Jan 6, 1987||Haworth, Inc.||Toolless mounting arrangement|
|US4712817 *||Jul 14, 1986||Dec 15, 1987||Compagnie Industrielle De Mecanismes En Abrege C.I.M.||Door latch assembly, in particular for an automobile vehicle|
|US4786119 *||Dec 23, 1987||Nov 22, 1988||Metalworks, Inc.||Locking clip for securing a bolt holding panel members together|
|US4827567 *||Aug 1, 1988||May 9, 1989||The Boeing Company||Removable enclosure handle and handle receiver assembly|
|US4830440 *||Jun 15, 1987||May 16, 1989||Haworth, Inc.||Tool-free cabinet attachment|
|US5024409 *||Apr 4, 1990||Jun 18, 1991||Bohnen David J||Slidably lockable bracket|
|US5215332 *||May 21, 1990||Jun 1, 1993||General Motors Corporation||Quick release seat belt anchor|
|US5242769 *||Dec 4, 1991||Sep 7, 1993||Gnb Industrial Battery Company||Battery carrying handle|
|US5365861 *||Jan 14, 1992||Nov 22, 1994||Ditto Sales, Inc.||Latch mechanism for folding table leg|
|US5373606 *||Jul 12, 1993||Dec 20, 1994||The Hoover Company||Accessory storage for a vacuum cleaner|
|US5611639 *||Nov 13, 1995||Mar 18, 1997||Levenberg; Nat||Locking fastener construction|
|US5733060 *||Dec 28, 1995||Mar 31, 1998||Reydel Societe Anonyme||Device for mounting objects, particularly in the passenger compartment of a vehicle|
|US6004065 *||Feb 4, 1998||Dec 21, 1999||Hon Technology Inc.||Locking clip system for securing panels together|
|US6113173 *||Sep 5, 1997||Sep 5, 2000||American Moto Products, Inc.||Truck bed extender|
|US6402215||Mar 13, 2000||Jun 11, 2002||American Moto Products, Inc.||Vehicle cargo bed extender|
|US6536826||Dec 13, 2001||Mar 25, 2003||Plastech Engineered Products||Foldable cargo box|
|US6557918||Mar 28, 2002||May 6, 2003||Plastech Engineered Products||Vehicle cargo area extender having sliding lid|
|US6561560||Aug 10, 2001||May 13, 2003||Plastech Engineered Products||Vehicle cargo area extender|
|US6694666 *||Mar 26, 2002||Feb 24, 2004||Shimano Inc.||Detachable grip for a fishing rod and fishing rod with same|
|US6805392||Jun 11, 2002||Oct 19, 2004||American Moto Products, Inc.||Vehicle cargo bed extender|
|US6993809 *||Feb 27, 2004||Feb 7, 2006||Power Geode Technology Co., Ltd.||Wafer box with a handle device|
|US7007347 *||Dec 18, 2003||Mar 7, 2006||Haworth, Inc.||Drawer pull|
|US7063366||Aug 9, 2004||Jun 20, 2006||89908, Inc||Vehicle cargo bed extender|
|US7240940||Apr 13, 2005||Jul 10, 2007||89908, Inc.||Vehicle cargo bed extender|
|US7393035||May 3, 2006||Jul 1, 2008||89908, Inc.||Vehicle cargo bed extender|
|US7413371||Jan 20, 2004||Aug 19, 2008||Key Safety Systems, Inc.||Quick connect anchor|
|US7464976||Oct 27, 2006||Dec 16, 2008||89908, Inc.||Vehicle bed storage rack and bed divider|
|US7547054||Jul 9, 2007||Jun 16, 2009||Amp Research||Vehicle cargo bed extender|
|US7654598||Aug 1, 2008||Feb 2, 2010||89908, Inc.||Vehicle cargo bed extender|
|US7681935||Jun 30, 2008||Mar 23, 2010||89908, Inc.,||Vehicle cargo bed extender|
|US7841638||Oct 25, 2007||Nov 30, 2010||89908, Inc.||Vehicle cargo tailgate enclosure|
|US7857371||Jun 15, 2009||Dec 28, 2010||89908, Inc.||Vehicle cargo bed extender|
|US7959203||Oct 15, 2008||Jun 14, 2011||89908, Inc.||Vehicle tailgate enclosure with enhanced adjustment|
|US8297677||Mar 15, 2010||Oct 30, 2012||89908, Inc.||Vehicle cargo bed extender|
|US8312970 *||Mar 31, 2006||Nov 20, 2012||Kone Corporation||Elevator arrangement|
|US8727415||Oct 31, 2011||May 20, 2014||Lund Motion Products, Inc.||Vehicle bed extender|
|US9021745 *||Jan 21, 2013||May 5, 2015||Assa Abloy Inc.||Exit device mount with closed termination|
|US20040173499 *||Feb 27, 2004||Sep 9, 2004||Power Geode Technology Co., Ltd||Wafer box with a handle device|
|US20040211870 *||Jan 29, 2004||Oct 28, 2004||Jeff Bremmon||Universal mount bracket|
|US20050012354 *||Aug 9, 2004||Jan 20, 2005||Horst Leitner||Vehicle cargo bed extender|
|US20050132537 *||Dec 18, 2003||Jun 23, 2005||Roels Ricky D.||Drawer pull|
|US20050158117 *||Jan 20, 2004||Jul 21, 2005||Breed Automotive Technology, Inc.||Quick connect anchor|
|US20110101180 *||Mar 8, 2010||May 5, 2011||Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.||Bracket assembly|
|US20140059937 *||Jan 21, 2013||Mar 6, 2014||Assa Abloy Inc.||Exit device mount with closed termination|
|EP1557326A1 *||Jan 12, 2005||Jul 27, 2005||Key Safety Systems, Inc.||Quick connect safety belt anchor|
|WO2004092594A2 *||Apr 9, 2004||Oct 28, 2004||Chief Mfg Inc||Universal mount bracket|
|WO2012175732A2 *||Jun 25, 2012||Dec 27, 2012||Arcelik Anonim Sirketi||A cooling device comprising an easily mountable handle|
|U.S. Classification||16/422, 292/303, 248/221.12, 403/353|