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v. B. HALL 3,016,224
ADHESIVE DISC AND CLASP FOR KEYS AND THE LIKE Jan. 9, 1962 Filed Aug. 5, 1960 R. m EU. VA 1N.H B. A L w V ATTOP/VEV ADHESIVE DISC AND CLASP FR KEYS AND THE LIKE Viola B. Hall, New York, N.Y. (214 St. Paul St., Westfield, NJ.) Filed Aug. 5, 1960, Ser. No. 47,800 2 Claims. (Cl. 248-205) This invention relates generally to fastening means and specifically to hangers or clasps adapted to be fixed or secured to flexible surfaces.
It has been found that hangers and the like that are fixed to a flexible surface by an adhesive tend to pull away when the surface is flexed if the hanger has a substantially rigid base portion. Hangers presently in use having flexible bases that are adhesively connected to a flexible surface are generally bulky and of staid design because of common manufacturing methods.
Accordingly, an object of this invention is to provide a hanger or the like adapted to be adhesively connected to a flexible surface. l
Another object of this invention is to provide an all resilient hanger adapted to be adhesively connected to a resilient surface.
Another object of this invention is to provide the aforementioned hanger having a plurality of retaining members.
Another object of this invention is to provide the aforementioned hanger of unitary construction.
Still another object is to provide the aforementioned hanger in which each of the retaining members are of a form diverse from the others. A
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
FIG. 1 is a plan view of a hanger constructed according to the invention in which the retaining member is adhesively fixed to the base.
FIG. 2 is a side elevation of the hanger of FIG. l.
FIGS. 3 and 4 are side elevations similar to FIG. 2 illustrating modifications of the hanger of FIG. l.
FIGS. 5, 9 and l2 are plan views of three hangers constructed according to the invention and being of unitary construction.
FIGS. 6, 7 and 8 are sectional views taken on lines 6 6, 7-7 and 8 8, respectively, of FIG. 5.
FIGS. l and l1 are sectional views taken on lines 10-10 and 11-11, respectively, of FIG. 9.
FIGS. 13, 14 and 15 are sectional views taken on lines 13-13, 14-14 and 15-15, respectively, of FIG. 12.
Referring now to FIGS. 1 and 2, a hanger unit 20 has a resilient base 21 preferably of plastic material and of circular form, with a layer of adhesive 22 applied to the back thereof. The resiliency of the base 21 provides characteristics to allow the base to follow deformations of a resilient supporting surface (not shown) to which the hanger is connected by the adhesive 22. A retaining member 23 is xed to the .base 20 at its upper portion with a cement or a plastic solvent. The lower free portion of the member 23 is rolled back over the fixed portion to provide a hook for hanging objects.
The adhesive layer 22 is normally covered by a protecting sheet 22 which is removed when the hanger device is to be applied to the inner surface of a ladys handbag or other article.
The modified hanger unit 25 of FIG. 3 provides a retaining member 2-6 having its lower portion fixed to the Sfmtes atei;-
flexible base 21. The upper free portion of member 26 is rolled towardr the base 21 and'abutsV it, thus providing: a clamp. The crotch formed between the member 26 and the base 21 will retain small hanging articles such'y as a key chain while objects such as papers or gloves will be clamped between the rolled end of member 26 and the base 21. i
The modified hanger unit 28 of FIG. 4 is similar to hanger unit 2S of FIG. 3 but has a retaining member 29 Whose free end is convoluted. Although hanger units 20, 2S and 28 include only one retaining member each, more than one retaining member may be used similar to the hanger units 30, 40 and 50 of FIGS. 5, 9 and 12, respectively. Three retaining members are shown in FIGS. 5, 9 and 12 to provide sufficient means for illustrating all the forms of retaining members included in the inven# tion. lIt is not intended to limit the invention to hangers having only one or three retaining members, but rather to show that a hanger unit may be lmade according to the invention having one or a plurality of retaining members.
Referring now to FIGS. 5, 6, 7 and 8, the hanger unit 30 is of unitary construction having a resilient base 31 with three tongues 33, 36 and 39 cut therefrom leaving slots 34, 37 and 40 therein. Adhesive 32 is applied to the back of the base 31 but does not cover the slots nor the tongues which are the retaining members. As may be clearly seen in FIGS. 6, 7 and 8, the retaining members 33, 36 and 39 correspond in form to members 23, 26 and 29 of FIGS. l through 4.
The hanger unit 40 of FIGS. 9, 10 and ll provides a showing of modified retaining members 42, 44 and 46 which are cut from the base 41 leaving slots 43,- 45 and 47, respectively. The retaining 42 is of similar form as the member 39 of FIGS. 5 and 8 except that it is folded back over an uncut portion of the base 41 and has Va flared end portion to provide an enlarged bearing surface to increase its retaining capabilities and protect the article being held. The retaining members 44 and 46 are of the same form as each other, and are folded over an uncut portion of the base 41 having their free ends rolled toward the base. The hanger unit 40 also utilizes an adhesive 4S which is applied over the uncut and nondisplaced portions of the base 41. It should be noted that slots 45 and 47 resuting from utilizing the displaced material for members 44 and 46 differ from one another in that the four sides of slot 45 are closed while slot 47 extends through the peripheral edge of the base 41.
Referring to FIGS. l2, 13, 14 and l5, a further modified hanger unit 50 is shown having retaining members 53, 56 and 60 leaving slots 54, 57 and 61, respectively. A small tongue 55 is cut diametrically opposite fromthe free end of member 53 providing a slot. The member 53 is folded back from the slot 54 and the tip is inserted under the tongue 55. A slot 59 is cut in the base 51 spaced from the fixed end of the member 60. The free end of member 60 has a snap tongue 60" formed of a shape coinciding with the recess 62 in end wall of slot 61. The member 60 is looped back and locked by inserting the terminal tongue 60 into the slot 59. The member 56 is formed with a flared free end and is folded over the uncut portion of base 51. The flared portions of the end of the member 56 lis folded toward the base 51 to form catch legs 58 as"` shown in FIG. 14, adapted to bear on struction is reversed. The actual location of the open ing is immaterial to the invention, and discretion must be used to determinerits optimum operating location according to the material to be held. 'A device of this type is particularly adapted for use in Womens handbags for hanging keys and gloves, etc., to be releasably retained therein.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred ernbodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as deiined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent 1. A unitary hanger unit to be adhesively connected to a ilexible surface having a resilient base adapted to be displaced in unison with said surface and to remain fixed thereto, and at least one tonguelike retaining member out-struck from said base and having a form adapted to receive and retain an article to be held, the retaining member being folded over the uncut portion of the base and having a convoluted form a ared portion on said member spaced from the free tip thereof abutting said base, the flared portion being folded to a U-form with the formed legs thereof bearing against the base.
2. A unitary hanger unit to be adhesively connected to a flexible surface having a resilient base adapted to be displaced in unison with said surface and to remain tixed thereto, and at least one tongue-like retaining member outstruck from said base and having a form adapted to receive and retain an article to be held, the retaining member being folded over the solid portion of the base and having a convoluted form and a ared portion on said member spaced from the free tip thereof abutting said base, the flared portion being folded to a U-forrn With the formed legs thereof bearing against the base, said retaining member, legs and base forming a socket open at the top to receive an article.
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