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Publication numberUS3283433 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 8, 1966
Filing dateJun 3, 1964
Priority dateJun 3, 1964
Publication numberUS 3283433 A, US 3283433A, US-A-3283433, US3283433 A, US3283433A
InventorsNavarino Nicholas A
Original AssigneeNavarino Nicholas A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Seat reservation marker device
US 3283433 A
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Nov. 8, 1966 A. NAVARINO 3,283,433


zy'yvini United States Patent 3,283,433 SEAT RESERVATION MARIfllR DEVICE Nicholas A. Navarino, 345 Adolphus Ave., Cliifside, NJ. Filed June 3, 1964, Ser. No. 372,337 4 Claims. (Cl. 40-320) This invention relates generally to tagging devices of the type used to temporarily mark or visually identify an object. More specifically it relates to marking devices for temporarily identifying seat position in public places attended by large crowds of people such as at outdoor stadiums.

A principal object of the present invention is to provide a marker device for use in the bleacher section of stadiums where baseball games and the like are played and wherein vast numbers of people are accommodated for watching the game. The invention is especially adaptable for use in the bleachers sections of race tracks.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a temporary marker device for bleacher seats whereby a seating position may be reserved for a specific individual.

Still another object is to provide a seat reservation marker device for bleacher seats wherein the marker device includes an element which is attachable to a bleacher seat, identifying the particular location and a conveniently transportable disc element which a spectator may carry in his pocket or her purse, and both of the elements having corresponding numbers whereby a spectator after having left his seat can again claim it by showing his disc element having the same number.

Other objects are to provide a seat reservation marker device which is simple in design, inexpensive to construct and easy to use.

These and other objects will be readily apparent upon a detailed study of the following specification and the accompanying drawing wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the elements comprising the present invention shown in operative use,

FIG. 2 is a side elevation view of the seat element thereof,

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the seat element shown attached in a different position on a bleacher seat, and

FIG. 4 is a front view of a bleacher seat showing still another position of the seat element thereupon.

Referring now to the drawing in detail there is shown a seat reservation marker device according to the present invention wherein there is a conveniently transportable disc element 12 and a seat element 14 which is readily attachable to a bleacher seat 16.

The disc element 12 may be made in any shape or design, its only requirement that it be small enough to fit into a persons pocket or purse, yet not be so small that it be not readily discovered from among the coins and other paraphernalia carried in a pocket or purse. As shown in the drawing the element 12 comprises a flat circular dis-c. Additionally this element must have imprinted thereupon a number, 18 which will correspond with the number on the associated seat element.

The seat element 14 comprises a stretchable elastic band 20 of generally longitudinal configuration having flat opposite sides 22 bounded by parallel side edges 24 and end edges 26. Additionally the seat element includes a pair of clamps 28 one of which is attached to each end of the band 20.

Each clamp is made of relatively stiff sheet metal or plastic and may be attractively painted. Each clamp of plastic or sheet metal is of generally rectangular pattern having two parallel folds 30 and 32 thereacross to form a hook 34. Near the edge 36 which is opposite to the edge forming the lip 38 of the hook, there is an elon- "ice gated slot 40 through which an end 42 of the elastic band is inserted and folded over as shown in FIG. 2. The folded end is then stitched to the main body portion 44 of the elastic band by means of thread 46.

Upon the front side 48 of at least one of the clamps a number 50 is imprinted or otherwise visually indicated, the number corresponding with the number upon the associated disc element.

In operative use the seat element is clamped over back rest bars 52 and 54 as shown in FIG. 1 with the number thereupon readily readable in upright position. The disc is kept upon the spectators person. Should he leave his seat such as during intermission or the like he can readily claim his seat again upon returning.

As shown in FIG. 3, the seat element can be attached to the seat bars 56 and 58 according to the practice of the particular stadium.

In FIG. 4 a slightly modified form of seat element 60 is shown wherein the element is attachable in horizontal position between braces 62. In this type of seat element the number is printed so it can be read with the element in horizontal position.

One suggested possibility is illustrated. The number 64 is imprinted upon elastic band 66.

Thus there has been shown a seat reservation marker device which will aid a spectator to feel at ease that his seat is assured to him.

While various changes may be made in the details of construction, it is understood that such changes will be in the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims.

Having thus set forth my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. In a seat reservation marker device, the combination of a conveniently transportable purse or pocket element carrying an identifying number, said transportable element comprising a disc having flat opposite sides bounded by a circular peripheral edge, one of said sides carrying said identifying number, and separately a seat element attachable to a bleacher seat, said seat element including a stretchable central part bounded on each of two opposite ends by clamping means for attachment across said bleacher seat, said clamping means comprising a clamp formed from flat material having a pair of parallel bends to form a hook at one end, the end opposite said hook end having a slot adjacent thereto for attachment therein of said stretchable central part, and said seat element carrying an identifying number which corresponds to the said number on said transportable element associated therewith.

2. In a seat reservation marker device, the combination as set forth in claim 1, wherein said stretchable central part comprises an elastic band.

3. In a seat reservation marker device as set forth in claim 2, wherein said elastic band carries said identifying number of said seat element.

4. In a seat reservation marker device, the combination as set forth in claim 2, wherein one of said clamps carries said identifying number of said seat element.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 318,481 5/1885 Kessel 2473 613,723 11/1898 Richardson 4027.5 X 2,983,413 5/1961 Verwers 2473 X FOREIGN PATENTS 207,33 0 1/ 1940 Switzerland.

EUGENE R. CAPOZIO, Primary Examiner. W. GRIEB, Assistant Examiner.

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U.S. Classification40/320, 24/301
International ClassificationG09F3/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/00
European ClassificationG09F3/00