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Publication numberUS2648882 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 18, 1953
Filing dateJul 13, 1950
Priority dateJul 13, 1950
Publication numberUS 2648882 A, US 2648882A, US-A-2648882, US2648882 A, US2648882A
InventorsBuren Jr Harold S Van
Original AssigneeUnited Carr Fastener Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Removable button member
US 2648882 A
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1953 H. s. VAN BUREN, JR ,8 2

REMOVABLE. BUTTON MEMBER Filed July 13, 1950 -\NVENTORZ HAROLD S. VAN BUREN JR.

ATTORNEY.

Patented Aug. 18, v 1953 signor to United-Carr Fastener Corporation, Cambridge, Mass., a corporation of Massachusetts Application July 13, 1950, Serial No. 173,552

2 Claims. 24-109) My invention aims to provide improvements in I removable buttons for closures. Such buttons are easily and quickly attachable to and detachable from garments and other articles and are particularly useful when such buttons are not of a construction that permits laundering or cleansing and also when it is desirable to substitute one set of buttons for another set for reason of color or design. 7

An object of the invention is to provide a button that may be applied or attached by either the manufacturer or the purchaser of an article.

Another object of the invention is to provide an improved removable button construction for attachment to a mounting structure which may be secured by known hand or automatic tools and methods to an article.

A further object of the invention is to provide a removable button having an improved shank construction that is simple and at the same time easily and economically manufactured.

' A still further object of the invention is to provide an improved shank structure for removable buttons, which structure is adapted to receive button head members of various materials, designs and colors and isat the same time simple of construction and easy and economical to manufacture. "Other aspects and further objects of the invention will be apparent from the description of the invention which follows.

Referring now to the embodiments of the invention illustrated by the accompanying drawings:

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of an installation showing one embodiment of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of one form of socket member which may be used with the embodiment shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view of the butto of the invention taken along line 3-3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view of the button taken along line 4-4 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a bottom elevation of the button structure of the invention; and

Fig. 6 is a cross-sectional view of another embodiment of the invention.

Referring now to the invention as illustrated by the drawings, I have shown an improved removable button construction for use with attaching socket devices similar to those shown in my patent applications Serial No. 47,432, filed September 2, 1948, and Serial No. 47,431, filed September 2, 1948.

In the drawings, there is illustrated a remov- 2 v able button device for use with articles of manufacture requiring a'button and buttonhole type of closure. Only a portion of the closure is illustrated and it includes a closing portion In having a buttonhole l2 and a supporting portion l4 carrying the button attaching socket device Hi and the removable button I8.

The button attaching socket device It comprises a casing 20 with which is assembled a disc 22 and an anvil member 24 as shown in Figs. 3 and 4. This device is attached to the supporting portion by a pronged attaching part 26 (Figs. 3 and 4). The assembly maybe made by an automatic attaching machine or hand tools suitable for attaching snap fasteners by a'hammer;

My improved-removable button [8, as shown, includes a cover member 3| and a one-piece mounting member of special design to be more fully described hereafter. The cover member which may include ornamental designs is assem bled to the back and shank by clinching its edges around the peripheral edges of the mounting member. The cover member may also consist of an-ornamental disc 50, insert, or insert assembly of any suitable ornamental material, or mate rials, such as pearl, leather, glass, plastic, mother of pearl, wood, or the like, secured to the mounting member 32 by a ring 52 clinched over the insert 50 and the periphery of the back and shank member 32. I The mounting member 32 is formed from a single piece of sheet metal, to provide an outer peripheral portion 34 in one plane and a centrally disposed shank portion 36. The shank portion 36 includes an elongated tongue portion 31 of arcuatecross-section centrally disposed with respect to the peripheral portion 34, spaced from the plane thereof, and connected thereto by web portions 38, 39 extending from the sides of the tongue portion 31 to sp'aced points 40,1 and 42, 43 respectively on the peripheral portion. The web portions 38, 39 adjacent the tongue portion 31 may have an arcuate cross-section to provide rigidity and to form the body of the shank portion 36. The tongue portion 31 provides oppositely extending arms 44, 45 on the end of the shank opposite the peripheral portion 34.

The web portions 38, 39 are preferably substantially T-shaped with each having a portion extending from the side of the tongue portion 31 and the ends of the other portions connected to peripheral portion 34 at the spaced points 40,

4| and 42, 43, respectively. Such construction provides apertures 53 and 54 bounded by the web portions and the peripheral portion and results in a substantially stronger shank portion particularly in the region adjacent the tongue portion. This stronger shank is secured in the drawing and forming of the back and shank member since the construction permits more of the web material to be drawn toward the tongue portion 'ifl'into (the, shank 3G.

The arms '44, 45 are adapted to enter an aperture 2! in the face of the casing 20 and be rtated under bumps 21, 28 against the disc 22 and stop in contact with contact portions, 2.9,. .3:0, which extend from the casing 2!! to the disc 22. The removable button is thusheldinattached position and is prevented from accidenta'lirota tion by the bumps. forced under the bumps 2?, 28, the casing 20 and When the arms M; 45 are.

the disc 2| may yield in a sort of aspringaction e The arcuate cross-section of the tongue portion 31 reduces friction between it and the casing and disc and provides reinforcement thereof against bending and distortion. The a-rcuate construe-.- tion also permits cainming of the "bumps 21, .28 on the arms 44, 45,. The contact portionsi 39 are provided ior stops and to provide means for holding the casing 29 and the disc 22 apart to prevent collapsing of the front face which would prevent the engagement and the disengagement of the arms 44. 4.5 on the shank with the button atta hing socket t6.

It will thus appear that my removable button structure may be used with a button attaching socket member which may be easily attached to clath, pap.er, leather or the like by hand tools or a bammersince-it is easy to force the prongs of the pronged ring through such material. my device may be used by the home dressmaker on'new or oldbuttonhole garments with ease. Since the buttons may be easily removed and replaced for laundering or cleansing purposes or for changing the design or color, the advantages are apparent.

it should also be understood that my invention is also useful to garment and like manufacturers since it provides a more useful garment and since the attaching device may be easily applied by automatic machines. The sale of garments may be aided by the fact that several styles and colors of buttons may be sold with the original garment. I

My removable buttons are simple in construction, easy to attach, and very readily operable. Thecover member may be of metal, plastic, or othermaterials of various colors and ornamental designs. Furthermore, the mounting memher-may be attached to many different types of button covers or caps or ornamental inserts by the use of of a clinching ring or other means. Once the buttons are installed they may be easily and quickly removed and replaced, or substitutions made by simplerotary action. Furthermore, the button attaching parts will withstand normal dry cleansing and laundering processes because they are constructed with this in mind.

Thus, a

Having now described and illustrated several forms of my invention, I Wish it to be understood that my invention is not to be limited to the specific forms or arrangement of parts herein described and shown, except insofar as such limitations are specified in the appended claims.

, Icla'im: j

l. A removable button structure comprising a drawn sheet metal part of dished shape having acentral portion, sloping sides extending angularly therefrom, and a peripheral rim portion spacedfrom said central portion, said peripheral rim portion being suitable for being secured to an ornamental button element, said sides sloping-inwardly from said rim portion and having a curved transverse cross-section, said cenand rim portions and said sides having marginal edges defining opposing apertures in said sidesf-said central portion being disposed in a plane spaced from said rim portion and including tongues at theopposite ends extending over said apertures and beyond the marginal edges of said sides, and providing 'a substantially smooth bar for cooperative engagement in. a socket member having, opposed spaced plates, one of which. having a keyhole type aperture for :re-. ceiving said bar when oriented in one direction with respect thereto and for retainingit "when oriented in other directions. i 2. A removable button for garment closures and the like for use with a cooperating socket structure, saidbuttonv comprising a drawn sheet metal part of dished shape having a central portion, sloping sides extending angularly therefrom, and a peripheral rim portion spacedfrom said central portion and button means secured to said peripheral rim portion, said sides sloping inwardly from said-rim portion and having a curved transverse cross-section, said central and rim portions and said sides having marginal edges defining opposing "apertures in said sides, said central portion being disposed in a plane spaced from said rim portion and including tongues at the opposite ends extending over said apertures and beyond the marginal edges of said sides 'anclproviding a .substantiallysmooth bar for cooperative engagement in a socket member having opposed spaced plates, one of Which-having a; keyhole type aperture for receiving said bar when oriented in one direction with respect thereto and for retaining it when oriented in otherdirections. V v

v v HAROLD S. VAN BUREN, JR.

References Cited in the file of this patent v UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Great Britain 4;; July 7, 1941

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US4174596 *Sep 22, 1977Nov 20, 1979Deibele Gmbh & Co.Detachable insulating cover assembly for greenhouses and the like
US4251961 *Sep 5, 1979Feb 24, 1981Manfred DeibeleDetachable insulating cover assembly for greenhouses and the like
US4980955 *Jul 31, 1989Jan 1, 1991American Cord & Webbing Co., Inc.Locking device
US5095593 *Sep 13, 1990Mar 17, 1992American Cord & Webbing Co.Locking device with two members for attaching objects
EP0517151A2 *Jun 2, 1992Dec 9, 1992Rainer SchmiegFastening device
Classifications
U.S. Classification24/109
International ClassificationA44B1/32, A44B1/00, H04L13/08
Cooperative ClassificationH04L13/08, A44B1/32
European ClassificationH04L13/08, A44B1/32