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May 27, 1969 B. s. OSHER CARD HOLDER FOR WALLETS Filed April 13, 1967 INVENTOR BENJ'AMlN 8.654452.
ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,446,260 CARD HOLDER FOR WALLETS Benjamin B. Osher, Lawrence, N.Y., assignor to Kleer- Vu Industries, Inc., New York, NY. Filed Apr. 13, 1967, Ser. No. 630,635 Int. Cl. A45c 11/18; G09f 1/10 U.S. Cl. 150-39 3 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A card holder for wallets, pass cases and the like which is made of transparent plastic material and which has a body piece having flaps aflixed thereto. The spaces between the flaps and body piece define pockets for receiving cards. Each of the flaps has a cutout for receiving frequently used cards.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The field of the invention The present invention pertains to the field of card and ticket cases.
Description of the prior art SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In accordance with the present invention there is provided a multi-purpose wing assembly which is constructed so that it will provide a means for conveniently carrying all of todays modern credit cards for easy insertion and removal thereof, and wherein certain of the pockets will hold licenses, photographs and others in a rearward location so that the user will always have available the credit card that is frequently used and is sometimes hard to get at, and wherein the wing assembly has jet cuts for easy insertion in and out of bars used in wallets, and wherein the present invention can also be made for use in womens french purses or the like.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of one end of the wing assembly of the present invention showing the wing assembly lying flat and without any cards inserted therein.
FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the wing assembly partially folded and with several cards in position therein.
FIG. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 33 of FIG. 2.
FIG. 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4--4 of FIG. 1.
FIG. 5 is a perspective view generally similar to FIG. 2 but illustrating a modification or alternative construction wherein there is provided elongated slits for the frequently used cards instead of the previously shown oval-shaped cutouts.
Referring in detail to the drawings, and more particularly to FIGS. l-4 of the drawings, the numeral indicates the multi-purpose wing assembly of the present invention whcih is adapted to be made of the transparent flexible plastic material, and the wing assembly 10 in- 3,446,250 Patented May 27, 1969 lice cludes a body piece 11 which has a rectangular central portion 12 which is adapted to be engaged by the usual clamping bar such as the clamping bar or bracket 20 shown in prior Patent No. 2,828,790 or the bar 13 shown in prior Patent No. 2,926,714. Arranged contiguous to the ends of the central portion 12 are recesses '13 which provide clearance for end portions of a suitable clamping bar. Edge portions 14 of the body piece 11 are arranged angularly as shown in the drawings. The numeral 15 indicates each of a pair of flap sections which extend around and enclose the major surfaces of the support portions 23 of the body piece 11. The transparent flap sections -15 coact with the support portions 23 to define or provide pockets or pouches 16 for receiving photographs or cards such as the cards 17 and 18, FIG. 3. The inner end portions 24 of the flap sections 15 are open, and these inner end portions 24 terminate at a point, spaced away from the central portion 12 as shown in the drawings for a purpose to be later described. The flap sections 15 each have one side edge 20 suitably sealed as by means of heat sealing or by ultrasonic sealing to the adjacent edge portion of the section 23, and the opposite edge 21 of the flap section '15 is not sealed to the adjacent edge of the section 23, and this construction assures that wing assembly of the present invention will have the desired amount of flexibility for facilitating the insertion or removal of the cards therefrom. The outer end portion 22 of the flap sections 15 are also secured to the adjacent outer edge portions of the section 23. In FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 the numeral 19 indicates oval-shaped cutouts which permit frequently used cards 18 such as credit cards to be easily and quickly inserted or removed from the wing assembly of the present invention. While the drawings have illustrated only one wing assembly, it is to be understood that in actual use, a plurality of the assemblies 10 may be used simultaneously in a single wallet or other article.
Attention is now directed to FIG. 5 of the drawings wherein there is illustrated a modified or alternative wing assembly which is indicated generally by the numeral 25 and the wing assembly 25 has generally the same use as the previously described assembly 10. However, the wing assembly 25 is provided with elongated slits 26 instead of the oval-shaped cutouts 19 shown in the device of FIG. 4.
From the foregoing it will be seen that there has been provided a multi-purpose wing assembly for wallets, pass cases and the like, and in use with the parts as shown in the drawings it is to be noted that the wing assemblies 10 or 25 are adapted to be made of flexible plastic material, and these wing assemblies are adapted to hold various cards, photographs or the like in the pockets or spaces 16 that are defined between the flap sections 15 and the support portion 23. The cards 17 that are not used as frequently or as often as other cards are inserted in through the open end 24 as shown in- FIGS. 2 and 3, and the edge portions 24 of the flap sections 25 terminate at a point so as to provide convenient finger clearance for manually removing or inserting the cards 17 from the open ends 24. Other cards 18 such as frequently used credit cards are adapted to be inserted through the openings 19 or 26, and this arrangement has the advantage of positioning the most frequently used cards 18 in a forward location in front of the less frequently used card 17 so that the user can readily gain access to the frequently needed cards '18. The cutouts for the frequently used cards may have an oval shape as indicated by the numeral 19 in FIGS. l-4 or else these cutouts may have an elongated slit-like formation as indicated by the numeral 26 in FIG. 5. The flat section 15 has one side edge only 20 sealed to or formed integral with the adjacent side edge of the support portion 23 while the opposite edge 21 is not sealed to the adjacent edge of the section 23, and
this construction serves to assure that the parts will have the proper and desired amount of flexibility to facilitate handling of the photographs, credit cards or the like which are arranged in the wing assembly 10 or 25 of the present invention.
It is to be understood that the parts can be made of any suitable material and in different shapes or sizes. The present invention is a multi-purpose wing and will serve to carry all of the various cards, photographs and the like that are needed or desired. The cutout such as the oval cutout 19 will hold presently used modern credit cards 18 for easy insertion and removal thereof. The pocket at the top as partially defined by the opening 24 will hold articles or cards 17 such as licenses, photographs and other items behind so that the user always has available the credit card 18 that is being used rather than having this credit card 18 difficult to get to. The device also has the jet cuts 13 for easy insertion in and out of the bars used in Wallets, and the present invention can be made of all types of material including polypropylene. As a variation the pocket may have a slit across it and it can be a full pocket Without the oval but with a slit straight across. Attention is directed to the construction wherein one side 21 is not sealed to the generally rigid piece 11, and this permits expansion and helps make the item flexible for insertion and removal of cards. Also, the device can be made in a wider construction, and it can be made for use in womens French purses and the slot may be the length of the credit card that is approximately 3% inches.
It will be apparent that while there has been shown and described an invention in preferred form, that many changes and modifications may be made therein, Without departing from the spirit of the invention defined in the following claims.
What is claimed is:
1. In a multi-purpose wing assembly for wallets, pass cases and the like, said wing assembly being fabricated 0f transparent plastic material and comprising a body piece having a rectangular central portion, there being recesses contiguous to the ends of said central portion, angularly arranged side edges adjacent said recesses, said body piece including a pair of similar support portions of rectangular configuration; transparent flap sections extending around and enclosing the major surfaces of said support portions to coact with said support portions, one side edge only of the flap sections being secured to the adjacent side edge of the support portions, and the opposite side edge being unsecured, the outer end of the flap sections being secured to the outer end of the support portions, the space between the flap sections and support portions defining pockets for receiving cards; the inner ends of the flap sections terminating at points spaced away from the central portion, each of said flap sections having a cutout for the projection therethrough of cards that are used more frequently than the cards therebehind.
2. The structure as defined in claim 1, wherein said cutouts have an oval shape.
3. The structure as defined in claim 1, wherein said cutouts consist of elongated slits.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,520,176 8/1950 Stanley 150-39 2,681,677 6/1954 Poeltl 150-39 2,788,041 4/1957 Carver 150-39 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,032,089 3/1953 France.
DONALD F. NORTON, Primary Examiner.
US. Cl. X.R. 40159