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Publication numberUS2749634 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 12, 1956
Filing dateFeb 28, 1952
Priority dateFeb 28, 1952
Publication numberUS 2749634 A, US 2749634A, US-A-2749634, US2749634 A, US2749634A
InventorsBillett Edward, Horrow Nathau
Original AssigneeBillett Edward, Horrow Nathau
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Identification bracelet
US 2749634 A
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Application February 28, 1952, Serial No. 273,976

2 Claims. (Cl. 40-10) Our invention relates to identification and relates to a bracelet for holding written, stamped, printed or engraved identification indicia.

Heretofore, identification bracelets have been used-by men and women in the armed forces and for infants in hospitals. Due to the advancement made by science it is of importance to the individual for others to know more about the wearer than just his or her name and address as well as the next of kin. A person afilicted with unusual ailments such as epileptic fits, an unusual type of blood, might be properly treated in an emergency. For example, persons afilicted with dizziness might be mistaken for being an intoxicated person unless the person contacting the victim is so informed.

Hence, a complete history of the person incorporated in a small, easily detachable holder which is readily reached, can he of value both to the wearer of the history as well as anyone endeavoring to assist the wearer.

It, therefore, is an object of our invention to provide a casing for a personal data sheet which is easily and rapidly detached from the person wearing the data.

Another object of our invention is to provide a bracelet for a person which is easily attached and wherein an indicia containing personal data of the person may be safely carried.

Another object of our invention is to provide an identification holder which may be readily embodied with a watch wrist band.

Another object of our invention is to provide an identification holder for a Wrist band wherein the holder may be inserted or removed without the use of any tools whatsoever and wherein an indicia bearing the name, address, blood type, illness or illnesses, age and other related information may be safely housed.

Another object of our invention is to provide a detachable housing for a wrist band wherein indicia personal to the wearer may be easily attached and detached without the use of tools.

Another object of our invention is to provide a wrist band identification holder and easing which is attractive in appearance when worn as an ornament.

Other objects of our invention are to provide an improved device of the character described, that is easily and economically produced, which is sturdy in construction, and which is highly effective in operation.

With the above and related objects in view, our invention consists in the details of construction and combination of parts, as will be more fully understood from the following description, when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. l is a perspective view of a wrist watch, wrist band, and identification holder embodying our invention.

Fig. 2 is another perspective view of our invention which is shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is an exploded view of an indicia sheet, an identification holder and a casing for the holder.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary sectional view illustrating the ice identification holder as it is about to be inserted in its complementary casing.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view of the elements shown in Fig. 4 wherein the holder is inserted in the casing.

Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken along the line 6-6 of Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is one side of a data or indicia sheet.

Fig.8 is thereverse side of the data or indicia sheet.

Fig. 9 is another modification of our invention wherein the blood type of a baby as well as its name may be held therein.

Fig. 10 is an end view of the holder shown in Fig. 9.

Fig. 11 is a perspective 'view of the identification bracket in its folded position when worn as a bracelet.

Fig. 12 is a sectional view taken along line 12-12 of Fig. 11.

Referring now in detail to the drawing wherein similar referencecharacters refer to similar parts, we show a wrist watch, generally designated as A, a wrist band, generally designated as B, and an indicia sheet generally designated as C, in a transparent holder, generally designated as D, in a casing, generally designated as E.

The watch A may be of any conventional type and the wrist strap may be leather, metal, fibre, with the strap B suitably connected to pivot pins 10, 12 on the ends 14A, 16A of casing sides 14, 16.

The casing E has the sides 14, 16 joined together by a frame or central cover 18 which has a window or opening 20 through which the indicia may be viewed. A pair of spring fingers or ends 22, 24 of the frame 18 are upturned between the sides 14, 16. The free edges 22A, 24A of the spring fingers 22, 24 are outturned so that the holder D may be easily slipped into the spring fingers 22, 24 so that the holder D may be frictionally held within the casing E.

The indicia or identification sheet C may contain such information as name, address, city, State, telephone number, blood type, blood group, illness, military number, social security number, finger print, picture, seal of a school, military service, or any other pertinent data.

The holder D made of transparent synthetic resin comprises a rectangular side 26 and a smaller side 28 of shorter length than the rectangular side 26. The ends 26A, 26B of the rectangular side 26 overhangs spacers 30, 32. The spacers 30, 32 space the rectangular planes 26, 28 to define a chamber D1 wherein the identification form C may be inserted. An end wall 34 has a small opening 36 therein so that the identification form C may be inserted or removed through one end only of the chamber D1.

The holder D preferably is molded as an integral unit of methacrylic acid resin or Lucite so that a portion of the identification member may be seen.

The distance between the walls 30, 32 is slightly greater than the distance between the upturned arms 22, 24, so that the arms 22, 24 frictionally hold the holder D in the casing E. The overhangs 26A, 26B enable a person to pull the holder from its complementary casing by the use of a persons fingers.

The identification form may have indicia printed on both sides and it may be folded along the lines 38, 40 to create three sheets with the emblem being the portion visible through the window.

In Figs. 9, 10 and 11 is shown a modification of an identification band for newly born infants wherein the beaded name is replaced.

The blood of the baby at birth is typed and its name noted on an identification card and inserted in a holder, generally designated as F. The holder F comprises a single sheet of polyethylene bent at its center 50 and with the side 52 and end 54 heat sealed together so that one side 56 is opened. A recess 58 on the end 56 enables the identification card to be inserted or removed between the overlapping leaves., ,1 I I I A pair of openings 60A, 60B are adaptedtoov'e'rlie one another so that the string 62 may be insertedtlierein to close the open end 56. V p

The openings 60A, 60B are symmetrical 'with respect to an imaginary line 64 for closing the holder I With the 'infants name and blood type within the holder at birth no mistake as to the particular infant can be made.

. Although our invention has been'describled in iiofisiderbkjd'et i such description is intended 'as bei'n g illustrative rather than limiting since the invention"niay be variously embodied, and the scope of the invention'is to bedetermined as claimed.

Weclaim as our invention:

1. An identification device comprisin a frame l'iaviiig a window therein, a pair of spring fingers in saidframe, a ,removable transparent identification. holder comprising a rectangular side and a substantially parallel smaller' side, a pair of spacers joining said sideswhereby said-first References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,151,940 Gauvreau Aug. 21, 1915 2,073,280 Lederer Mar. 9, 1937 2,176,253 'Fogarty Oct 17, 1939 2,599,921 Johnson June 10, 1952 2 614,354 Wi nslow Oct. 21, 1952 "2,624,965 Griswold Jan. 13, 1953

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U.S. Classification40/633, 40/728, 224/165, D10/32
International ClassificationA44C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C5/0015
European ClassificationA44C5/00B2