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Publication numberUS2999523 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 12, 1961
Filing dateApr 29, 1960
Priority dateApr 29, 1960
Publication numberUS 2999523 A, US 2999523A, US-A-2999523, US2999523 A, US2999523A
InventorsAmdur Charles J, Weinstein Edward J
Original AssigneeAmdur Charles J, Weinstein Edward J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ornamental door knob cover
US 2999523 A
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p 12, 1961 c. J. AMDUR ET AL 2,999,523

ORNAMENTAL DOOR KNOB COVER Filed April 29, 1960 INVENTORS CHARLES J. AM DUR EDWARD J. WElNSTElN it A This article of manufacture relates in general to hardware devices and more particularly to ornamental covers for door knobs.

Door knob covers prior to this invention were generally intended for bumpers and usually required the removal of the door knob for the installation thereof or were retained by unsightly lacing.

The present invention overcomes the above disadvantages in utility and appearance by the provision of an ornamental cover which may be readily attached to door I knobs by manual manipulation without unsightly fasteners which is a principal object of the invention.

Another object of the invention is the provision of an ornamental door knob cover which consists of inner and outer members in which the former is split and made of flexible material for application over the neck portion of the door knob including a closure means for engaging the outer portion of the cover.

.A further object of the invention is the provision of an ornamental door knob cover comprising two halves for installation on door knobs without the removal there'- of including means for ornamentation on the outer surface thereof, and including knockout portion for use with knobs'having coaxial lock cylinders therein.

These and other objects and advantages in one embodiment of the invention are described and shown in the following specification and drawing in which:

FIG. 1 is a fragmentary perspective portion of a door showing a door knob with a cover thereon.

FIG. 2 is an enlarged exploded perspective view of the cover shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a distended rear perspective view of the inner portion of the cover shown in FIG. 2.

FIG. 4 is a cross sectional elevation taken through section line 4-4, FIG. 1.

.FIG. 5 is a cross sectional elevation of an alternate construction of the cover shown FIG. 4.

FIG. 6 is an ornamental insert for the outer cover shown FIG. 2.

Referring to FIG. 1, a portion of a door with a conventional door knob is shown with a cover assembly 2 retained on the outer surface thereof.

FIG. 2 shows the cover comprising an inner portion 3 and an outer portion 4. The inner portion is made of flexible plastic material such as polyethylene and is pro- States Patent 0 Patented Sept. "i2 2, i961 ice FIG. 4 illustrates the two portions of the cover 3 and iin threaded engagement with each other on a conventional knob and the dotted center portion 19 illustrates removal from cover 4 when required.

A recess 8 is provided with an undercut ii in order to frictionally retain an ornamental disc 12 when desired,

which is particularly applicable when both front and rear portions of the cover are made from flexible plastic material.

It is to be noted that the covers may be made in a wide variety of colors to harmonize with room decor and may be made in a variety of shapes to accommodate knobs of difierent shape and size, and that, in addition to decorative value, the cover may be made of suitable materials of desired thickness to serve as a bumper.

It is-understood that certain modifications using the features above described are intended to come within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described the invention, we claim:

1. An ornamental cover for a doorknob having a coaxial stem comprising a flexible inner member of predetermined thickness shaped to cover the inner portion of said knob in close proximity therewith, said inner member having a radial slit thereth'rough for the distension of said member when manually applied over said stem and on said inner portion of said knob, an outer cover member of predetermined thickness shaped to fit the outer portion of said knob in close proximity therewith, closure means integral with the mating outer edges of each of said cover members for securing said members together over said knob.

2.. The construction recited in claim 1 including a co axial circular recess in the outer face or said outer cover member, an ornamental disc positioned in said recess, said recess having an inward extending outer periphery shaped and dimensioned to frictionaliy retain said disc by the outer edge thereof.

3. A door knob cover of the character described comprising a flexible inner cover member of predetermined thickness shaped to conform to the inner portion of said 1 knob in close proximity therewith, said inner member vided with a radial slit 5 therethrough and male screw threads 6 around its peripheraledge as shown.

The outer portion 4 is provided with mating female threads 7 adapted for engagement with threads 6 forming a junction for retaining the cover on the knob. A recess 8 is coaxially positioned in the outer face for accepting an ornamental insert when desired to be hereinaf-ter described.

A coaxial groove 9 is also provided in the face of the cover for providing a weakened section for the forceful removal of the center portion 10 of the cover when access to cylinder locks for those knobs which include cylinder locks therein.

Referring to FIG. 3, the inner surface of the cover 3 is of predetermined thickness and shaped for a particular knob'is shown distended with the slip 5 opened sufiiciently far to pass the neck of the knob therethrough when the cover is applied to the inner portion of the knob.

, the outer surface of said outer cover member "for the manual fracture of said central portion of said member and the removal of the latter Within said groove.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS

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Classifications
U.S. Classification16/402, 150/155
International ClassificationE05B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05B1/0061
European ClassificationE05B1/00F