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Publication numberUS3266111 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 16, 1966
Filing dateDec 29, 1961
Priority dateDec 29, 1961
Publication numberUS 3266111 A, US 3266111A, US-A-3266111, US3266111 A, US3266111A
InventorsAbel Donald J
Original AssigneeAbel Donald J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holding device for an object
US 3266111 A
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A ug. 16, 1966 D. J. ABEL 3,266,111

HOLDING DEVICE FOR AN OBJECT Filed Dec. 29. 1961 F1 1 Fig.3 1-2 6 2/ /5 a Z4 m 131/ PP 25 //5 l 32 INVENTOR.

DONALD J. ABEL ATTORNEY r 3,256,111 lc Patented August 1 1955 3,266,111 HOLDING DEVICE FUR AN OBEECT Donald J. Abel, Midland Parlr, NJ. (712 Summit Ave, Franklin Lakes, NJ. 07417) Filed Dec. 29, 1961, Ser. No. 163,190 3 Claims. (Cl. 24-81) This invention relates to a holding device for an object such as a pencil and especially to a holding device suitable for releasable attachment to a support.

It is an object of this invention to provide a holder which can be readily removed from and attached to a support.

Another object is to provide a holder which secures the object in a releasable manner under tension.

A further object is to provide a holder which increases the pressure of the attachment means of the holder on the support when the object is inserted in the holder.

It is also an object of the instant invention to create a holder with inwardly directed releasable attachment means to a support having tapered edges.

Other objects of the instant invention will become apparent in the course of the following specification.

In the attainment of the aforesaid objectives, subject holder is made in three embodiments each of which provides a substantially open receptacle for an object, means for releasable attachment of the receptacle to a support which is in juxtaposition with the receptacle, and means for releasable attachment of the object in the holder. The three embodiments differ from each other at least in the releasable attachment means from the receptacle to the support. The third embodiment also differs from the first and second in that the front of the receptacle at the top extends for the full length of the holder as compared with the spaced supports in the first two embodiments.

The invention will appear more clearly from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings showing by way of example the preferred embodiments of the inventive concept.

In the drawings:

FIGURES 1-4 show the first embodiment of the holder constructed in accordance with the principles of this invention and in which;

FIGURE 1 is a front view of the holder with the support omitted for clarity;

FIGURE 2 is a side view of the holder shown in FIGURE 1;

FIGURE 3 is a top view of the holder shown in FIG- URES l-2; and

FIGURE 4 is a perspective view of the holder shown in FIGURES 1-3 on an enlarged scale.

FIGURES 56 show the second embodiment, and in which;

FIGURE 5 is a perspective view of the holder in combination with a support constituted of one of the two temple pieces of a pair of spectacles; and

FIGURE 6 is an enlarged perspective view of the holder shown in FIGURE 5 removed from the temple piece or support.

FIGURE 7 shows the third embodiment and is a perspective view thereof with the support omitted.

The holder of the first embodiment shown in FIG- URES 1-4 with the support omitted, is indicated by reference numeral 10.

The holder 10 is a substantially open receptacle formed from a member the properties and size of which will permit spring functions when attached to the support. One

vU-shape formation.

end of the member is turned upwardly to form a hook 11 as illustrated. It is assumed that the support (not shown) for the holder is in juxtaposition with some of the inner portions of the receptacle, the support having an upper and a lower edge and an outer surface. From the shank of the hook 11, the member is outwardly directed to form a portion or lower clamping arm 12, a part of the lower clamping mechanism, and is outwardly directed in a horizontal plane through the lower edge of the support when the holder and support are in normal position, the portion 12 further being substantially at a right angle to the longitudinal vertical plane (not shown) of the support. The extent to which the portion or arm 12 of the lower clamping mechanism is outwardly directed will depend somewhat on the cross section of the object to be held in slightly spaced parallel arrangement against the outer surface of the support. From the outer end of the arm 12, the member is outwardly and upwardly directed to form a portion 13 and then further continued outwardly and upwardly to form another portion 14 which provide a part of an outwardly directed flared opening at the front of the receptacle to facilitate access thereto. From the top of the portion 14, the member is looped downwardly, to the right of a vertical plane (not shown) through the arm 12, as viewed from the front of the holder in FIGURE 4, and then extended inwardly and downwardly to form the portions 15 and 16 respectively in spaced alignment with the portions 14 and 13. Corresponding points on the portions on each side of the loop are substantially at equal distances from the longitudinal vertical plane (not shown) of the support. The portion 16 protrudes below the horizontal plane (not shown) of the lower clamping arm 12 and then curves inwardly and downwardly and inwardly and upwardly to form a trough 19 of a U-shape formation 17 with the portions 15 and 16 at the front. From the top of the trough at the back of the U-shape formation, the member is further turned upwardly and then inwardly and downwardly to form the portions 18 and 18a. From the downwardly directed end of portion 18a, the member is turned at a right angle to the vertical plane (not shown) through the lower clamping arm 12 and in spaced parallel arrangement with the horizontal plane (not shown) thereof, and to the left of the same vertical plane as viewed from the front to provide a portion 21 for releasable engagement with the upper edge of the support. At any point 22 on the portion 21, the member is turned up wardly, outwardly, and downwardly to form another portion 23 substantially in spaced parallel alignment with the previously mentioned portion 18a. From the outer and downwardly extended end of the portion 23, the member is further turned downwardly to form a portion 24 which is substantially in spaced parallel arrangement with the portion 18 and adapted to form the back of a second From the base of the portion 24, the member is curved downwardly and outwardly and then upwardly and outwardly to form the trough of the second U-shape formation indicated by reference numeral 26 which is substantially in spaced parallel arrangement with the trough of the first mentioned U-shape formation. At the outer end of the upwardly curved portion of the trough 26, the member is continued outwardly and upwardly to form the portions 27 and 23. From the upper end of the portion 28, the member is looped downwardly and to the right, as viewed from the front in FIGURE 4, to form the portions 30 and 31 which are in spaced alignment with the corresponding portions 28 and 27 and with the previously mentioned portions 14 and 13 as well as 15 and 16. The portion 31 is extended downwardly to the horizontal plane of the lower contact arm 12 and then inwardly directed in spaced alignment with the arm 12 to provide another lower clamping arm 32 which terminates in a second upwardly directed hook 33 in spaced alignment with the first mentioned hook 11 and the point 22 for releasable attachment of the holder to a second point on the lower edge of the support.

Referring now to the second embodiment of the holder shown in FIGURES and 6, reference numeral 40 indicates the holder and 41 the support for the holder which, as shown in FIGURE 5, is in juxtaposition with the outer surface of the support while the object 63, a pencil for example, is held in releasable attachment in the holder and in slightly spaced parallel arrangement with the outer surface of the support.

The support 41 may be one, numeral 42, of the two temple pieces, 42 and 43 (FIG. 5), of a pair of spectacles as illustrated in the drawings.

The holder 40 may be formed from a member similar to that illustrated and described in the first embodiment. The second embodiment differs from that of the first chiefly in the rear-wardly directed means for the releasable attachment of the holder to the support.

One end of the member (FIG. 6) is turned downwardly to form a hook 44 for the releasable attachment of the holder at one point on the upper edge of the support or temple piece 42. From the shank of the hook 44, the member is turned downwardly substantially in juxtaposition with the outer surface of the support to a horizontal plane (not shown) through the lower edge of the support when the holder and support are in normal position to form a portion 45. Adjacent the base of the portion 45, the member is curved downwardly and outwardly and then outwardly and upwardly to form a trough 46 of a U-shape formation, when the member at the outer end of the U-shape formation is further extended outwardly and upwardly and again outwardly and upwardly to give the portions 47 and 48.

From the top of the portion 48, the member is then looped downwardly, to the left of the portions 47 and 48 as viewed from the front of the holder, and then inwardly and downwardly extended to form the portions 49 and 59 in substantially spaced alignment with the corresponding portions 48 and 47, and with corresponding points on the portions 49 and 48 as well as 4 7 and 50 being substantially at equal distances from the longitudinal vertical plane of the support or temple piece. From the base of the portion 50 which is in the previously mentioned horizontal plane through the lower edge of the support or temple piece 42, the member is turned inwardly in that plane and substantially at a right angle to the longitudinal vertical plane of the support and then upwardly to form the portions 51 and 52, the upwardly directed end of the portion 52 being substantially in downwardly spaced alignment with the end of the hook 44-.

From the upwardly directed end of the portion 52, the member is then further turned to the left of the portion 51, as viewed from the front of the holder shown in FIGURE 6, and above and in spaced parallel arrangement with the horizontal plane to form a portion 53 for releasable engagement with the lower edge of the support or temple piece 42.

From the end 54 of the portion 53, the member is turned outwardly and downwardly to the horizontal plane and then outwardly in that plane in substantially spaced parallel alignment with the portions 51 and 52 to form a portion 55.

From the outwardly directed end 56 of the portion 55, the member is then turned upwardly and outwardly to form two portions 57 and 58 which are in substantially spaced alignment with the portions 56 and 49 as well as the portions 47 and 48.

At the top of the portion 58, the member is looped downwardly, at the left of the portions 57 and 58, as viewed from the front of the holder in FIGURE 6, to form the portions 59 and 60 which are also in spaced alignment with the portions 58 and 57 respectively.

From the base of the portion 60, the member is curved inwardly and downwardly below the horizontal plane and then inwardly and upwardly whereby the trough of a second U-shape formation is attained which is substantially in spaced alignment with the trough 46 of the first mentioned U-shape formation. The last mentioned U- shape formation is completed by the portion 61 which is turned upwardly, inwardly, and downwardly to form a second hook 62 in spaced alignment with the point 54 and the first mentioned hook 44.

Referrim now to the third embodiment of the holder shown in FIGURE 7, reference numeral indicates the holder with the support omitted. The holder 80 may be molded or formed by stamping from any known material whose properties and size will permit spring functions.

The holder 80 is constituted at the top and front of the inwardly and downwardly directed portions 81 and 82 which form the outwardly flaring front of the holder for the entire length thereof to facilitate the insertion and removal of the object (not shown).

The holder is further constituted of a central portion 83 downwardly directed from the portion 82 to a line 84 and then turned inwardly, numeral 85, along that line in a horizontal plane (not shown) which passes through the lower edge of the support (not shown). In addition, the horizontal plane is substantially at a right angle to the longitudinal vertical plane .(not shown) of the support. The inner end of the portion 85 is turned up wardly as shown by reference numeral 85a for releasable attachment of the holder to the lower edge of the support.

At the right end, as viewed from the front of the holder in FIGURE 7, another portion 85 of the material is turned downwardly in spaced alignment with the central portion 83 and below the portion 85 thereof. At the base of the port-ion 843, the material is curved downwardly and inwardly and then inwardly and upwardly to provide a substantially U-shape formation from the portions 86, 87, and 88, where the trough is designated by numeral 87.

From the top of the portion 88, the material is further turned inwardly and downwardly to form a hook 89 which is in upwardly spaced alignment with one end of the upwardly directed end of the portion 85.

At the opposite end of the holder 80, at the left in FIGURE 7 as viewed from the front of the holder, the inwardly and downwardly directed portion 82 has another U-shape formation which is similar to and in spaced alignment with the first mentioned U-shape formation. The second mentioned U-shape formation is constituted of a downwardly directed portion 90 in spaced alignment with the portions 83 and 86. From the base of the portion 90, the material is then curved downwardly and inwardly and inwardly and upwardly to provide the portions 91 and 92 with the portion 91 extended below the horizontal plane and in substantially spaced alignment with the corresponding portions of the first mentioned U-sh-ape formation.

The inner end of the portion 92 is then further inwardly and downwardly directed to form another hook 93 in spaced alignment with the first mentioned hook 89 and the upwardly directed left end of the portion 85 for releasable attachment of the holder at a second position on the upper edge of the support.

In operation: The cross section of the object to be held will fix somewhat the size of the holder. Many objects, such as pencils, will have cross sections within a limited range. Assuming that the cross section is such as to cause a grip on the object, the front of the holder will be forced outwardly and that force will be transmitted to the lower clamping mechanism which at the rear will be forced upwardly to increase the grip of the holder on the lower edge of the support. With the object inserted, the portions of the holder in juxtaposition against the outer surface of the support will be forced thereagainst to further tighten the grip of the holder on the support. The lower clam-ping mechanism may be attached first to the lower edge of the support, then by pressing upwardly on the troughs of the U-shape formations, the upper attaching mechanism may be secured to the upper edge of the support.

In each of the three embodiments, the U-shape formations are illustrated and described as being on the outside of the lower clamping mechanism, but the holder may be formed in such a manner that the U-shape formations are on the inside of that mechanism or with one on the outside and the other on the inside. Thus, while only three embodiments of subject holder have been illustrated and described, it is understood that the present disclosure has been made only by way of example and that numerous changes in the details of construction and the combination and arrangement of elements can be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.

What is claimed is:

1. A holder for an object in combination with a support for the holder, the support having an upper and a lower edge and an outer surface, the holder being formed from a member of suflicient size and character to impart spring action thereto, one end of the member being turned upwardly in hook formation for releasable engagement with the lower edge of the support at one point, from the shank of the hook the member being further outwardly directed in a horizontal plane perpendicular to the longitudinal vertical plane of the support and through the lower edge of the support when the holder and support are in normal position, the outwardly directed portion forming substantially a right angle with the vertical plane, at the outwardly directed end of the right angle turned portion the member being upwardly and outwardly directed and then looped downwardly at the right of the upwardly and outwardly directed portion as viewed from the front of the holder in substantially spaced alignment with said portion to a point below the horizontal plane and then curved inwardly and downwardly and inwardly and upwardly to form a trough of a U-shape formation, from the top of the inner end of the trough the member being continued upwardly and then turned inwardly and downwardly to a point substantially in upwardly spaced alignment with the end of the hook, the member being then turned at a right angle to a vertical plane through the first mentioned outwardly directed portion when the holder and support are in normal position and to the left of that plane as viewed from the front of the holder and in spaced parallel arrangement with the horizontal plane for releasable engagement with the upper edge of the support, at the left end of the second mentioned right angle turned portion the member being turned upwardly and outwardly and downwardly and then curved downwardly and outwardly and outwardly and upwardly and then extended outwardly and upwardly in U-shape formation in spaced alignment with the first mentioned U-shape formation, the member being then looped downwardly on the side of the first mentioned right angle turned portion, the last mentioned portion terminating in an upwardly directed hook in spaced alignment with the first mentioned hook and in downwardly spaced alignment with the left end of the second mentioned right angle turned portion for releasable attachment of the holder at a second point on the lower edge of the support.

2. A holder for a pencil in combination with one of the two temple pieces of a pair of spectacles, the temple piece having an upper and a lower edge and an outer surface substantially in juxtaposition with the back of the holder, the holder comprising an open receptacle formed from a member of sufficient size and character to impart spring action thereto, one end of the member being turned downwardly in hook formation for releasable attachment at one point on the upper edge of the temple piece, from the shank of the hook the member being turned downwardly and then curved downwardly and outwardly and upwardly and then outwardly and upwardly directed to provide a U-shape formation, at the top and front of the U-shape formation the member being then looped downwardly at the left of the formation as viewed from the front and then inwardly and downwardly directed in spaced alignment with the upwardly and outwardly directed portion of the U-sha-pe formation and with corresponding points on the aligned portions substantially at equal distances from the longitudinal vertical plane of the temple piece, the downwardly directed looped .portion of the member terminating in a substantially horizontal plane through the lower edge of the temple piece when in normal position and above the base of the U- shape formation, next the member being turned inwardly and then upwardly at a right angle to the longitudinal vertical plane of the temple piece to a point in downwardly spaced alignment with the hook, at the upwardly turned end of the right angle turned portion the member being further turned at a right angle to a vertical plane through the first mentioned right angle turned portion to the left thereof and in spaced alignment with the horizontal plane, the member being then turned outwardly and downwardly to the horizontal plane and then outwardly in that plane in substantially spaced alignment with the first mentioned right angle turned portion, the member being then upwardly and outwardly directed substantially in spaced alignment with the first mentioned upwardly and outwardly directed portion, from the top of the last mentioned portion the member being looped downwardly in spaced alignment with and to the left of the upwardly and outward-1y directed portion last mentioned and then curved downwardly and inwardly and inwardly and upwardly and then upwardly extended to provide a second U-shape formation in spaced alignment with the first mentioned U-shape formation and terminating in a downwardly directed second hook adapted for releasable attachment of the holder to a second point on the upper edge of the temple piece and in upwardly spaced alignment with the end of the second mentioned right angle turned portion which is at the left of the vertical plane through the first mentioned right angle turned portion.

3. A holder for an object in combination with a support for the holder, the support having an upper and a lower edge, the holder comprising a substantially open receptacle formed from a member having sufficient size and character to impart spring qualities thereto, the top of the holder at the front being flared inwardly and downwardly, a central portion integrally formed with and downwardly directed from the base of the flared portion, the central portion further being turned inwardly in a substantially horizontal plane through the lower edge of the support when in normal position, the inwardly directed end of the horizontally turned portion being upwardly directed in book formation for releasable engagement with the lower edge of the support, and an end portion integrally formed with and downwardly directed from the base of the first mentioned downwardly directed portion at each end, corresponding points on each downwardly directed central and end portions being substantially equidistant from the longitudinal vertical plane of the support, each end portion further being curved inwardly and downwardly and then inwardly and upwardly and further extended upwardly in substantially U-shape formation with the troughs protruding below the horizontal plane, the inner end of each U-shape formation at the top further being extended inwardly and downwardly in upwardly spaced alignment with the corresponding end of the upwardly directed inner end of the central portion and adapted for releasable attachment to the upper edge of the support.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS Carpenter 119-18 Davis et a1 24-3 X Reiter 24259 Calcut 24-81 X WILLIAM FELDMAN, Primary Examiner. ABRAHAM G. STONE, DONLEY I. STOCKING,

Banta. Examiners. 2? 10 E. SIMONSEN, AssistdmExamirzer.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/3.3, 24/339, 351/111, D08/370, 351/158
International ClassificationB43K23/00, G02C11/00, G02C5/14
Cooperative ClassificationB43K23/001, G02C11/00
European ClassificationG02C11/00, B43K23/00B