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Dec. 10, 1968 G. s. WORCESTER KEY HOLDER Filed Nov. 50, 1966 W N/A 1M; 2 J
Gard 02 6i Zordesef 6 575 Mania) 3,415,300 KEY HQLDER Gurdou S. Worcester, High St, Gloucester, Mass. 01930 Filed Nov. 30, 1966, Ser. No. 598,031 2 Claims. (Ql. 150-40) ABSTRAQT OF THE DISCLOSURE A key holder adapted to be removably attached in a purse, or to another wall, by a tab mating with and held mechanically to a like supporting tab on the wall.
Objects of the invention are to provide a key holder which may be readily attached inside a purse or like container, or on a wall, so as to be quickly available for use.
According to this invention a key holder comprises first and second base sheets of flexible material, mating filamentary hooking layers on one face of each of said first and second layers detachably holding the sheets coupled to each other flatwise, means on the first sheet for holding a key, and an adhesive layer on the other face of the second base sheet for permanently securing the second sheet to a support wall.
For the purpose of illustration a typical embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawing in which:
FIG, 1 is a sectional end view of a purse with a key holder according to the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a sectional side view of the same key holder on a wall:
FIG. 3 is a sectional side view of one mating key holder tab attached to a wall;
FIG. 4 is a sectional view of a mating key holder tab; and
FIG. 5 is an elevation of two mating key holder tabs.
Shown in FIG. 1 is a purse comprising outer walls 1 hinged together at the bottom 2 and clasped together at the top 3. Within the purse are inner walls 4. To either the outer or inner walls are secured the key holder of the present invention. The key holder comprises a first tab 6 secured to the purse wall 1 or 4, and a mating tab 7 to which is connected a key ring 8 holding one or more keys 9. As shown in FIG. 2 a first tab 6 may also be attached to a wall W, so that the mating tab 7 may be alternatively secured to the purse or the wall as is convenient for the use of the keys.
As shown in FIGS. 3 to 5 the mating tabs preferably include layers of filamentary interlocking materials such as are shown in United States Patents Nos. 3,009,235, 3,063,718 and 3,114,951, and now sold under the trademark Velcro. One of such tabs, shown inFIG. 3, comprises a base sheet 11 of flexible fabric material from whose open face extends a layer of filamentary hooks 12. The other tab 7 comprises a like fabric sheet with a face layer of open fibres readily able to be engaged by the hooks of the first tab 6. The interlocking layers may be reversed witth respect to the tabs 6 and 7. In any case the filaments of one layer interengage flatwise with those of the opposed layer and hold with substantial strength, although they may be pulled apart manually.
According to the present invention, one of the tabs (as shown tab 6) has an adhesive layer 5 on the face reverse United States Patent 0 of the filamentary layer 12 for attaching the tab to the wall 4 of the purse and the wall W of a building. Preferably the adhesive layer is pressure sensitive adhesive of greater unit area coupling strength than the filamentary couplinf. Because of the limited adhesive strength of the best known pressure sensitive adhesive, the key ring 8 is further preferably attached through a loop 10 off center of the tab 7 and close to one edge or corner. As shown in FIG. 5 the tabs 6 and 7 are triangular and the key ring holding loop 10 is close to one apex of the triangle 7.
A key ring 8 and keys 9 so mounted on the tab 7 will naturally be secured to a mating tab 6 with the key ring and keys disposed downwardly of the tab 6. And when the keys are grasped for removal, the detaching movement will naturally be upward of the tab 6, particularly in a purse as shown in FIG. 1. Whether the keys are in a purse or on a Wall the key holding tab will be peeled away from the secured tag with minimum stress on the adhesive layer 5, rather than being pulled at right angles to the layer 5 tending to detach it from its Wall.
By using like mating layers on a tab secured in a purse, as in FIG. 1, and on a wall, as in FIG. 2-, and using a complementary mating layer on the key holder tab, car keys may be stored convenient to the exit of a house or in the garage prior to the use of the car, and in purse when leaving the car away from home. In either case the keys are far more accessible than when stored loosely in a purse or hand-bag.
It should be understood that the present disclosure is for the purpose of illustration only and that this invention includes all modifications and equivalents which fall within the scope of the appended claims.
v1. A purse or like container comprising an opening therein, a relatively smooth-faced wall facing inwardly of the purse, a first base sheet of flexible material, means securing said first base sheet to said wall, a second base sheet of like material, mating filamentary hooking layers respectively on each of said base sheets for holding said sheets detachably coupled to each other flatwise, and means on said second base sheet for holding a key or like articles, said base sheets lying generally in a plane directed toward said opening, and said key-holding means being located adjacent one edge of said second sheet whereby sair second sheet may be peeled from said first sheet beginning at said edge by drawing said key holder toward said opening.
2. A container accordng to claim 1 wherein said securing means is a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on one side of said first base sheet.
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