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Publication numberUS3550824 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 29, 1970
Filing dateNov 18, 1968
Priority dateNov 18, 1968
Publication numberUS 3550824 A, US 3550824A, US-A-3550824, US3550824 A, US3550824A
InventorsBohanski Madeline M
Original AssigneeBohanski Madeline M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable support for wrist
US 3550824 A
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United States Patent Inventor Madeline M. Bohanski 1522 N. 35th St.. Milwaukee, Wis. 53208 Appl. No. 776,669 Filed Nov. 18, 1968 Patented Dec. 29, 1970 ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT FOR WRIST 5 Claims, 6 Drawing Figs.

US. Cl 224/28, 240/59, 240/61.7

Int. Cl F211 15/08 Field of Search 95/45;

Primary Examiner-Gerald M. Forlenza AuorneyAlter, Weiss & Whitesel ABSTRACT: Adjustable wrist band support for holding a flashlight, or the like, aimed at a selected angle.

PATENTED 05229 I970 INVENTOR MADELINE M. BOHANSKI dZz WW AT TOR N EYS ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT FORWRIST My invention relates to an adjustable wrist support, and more particularly, to a band for supporting a flashlight, or the like, on the wrist of the wearer, in an adjustable manner.

It is manifest to anyone familiar with the art, that frequently it is advantageous to support a flashlight, or the like, in a manner to permit use of both hands to perform a function, that is true for example, in hospitals, or the like, when a nurse, or doctor perform their duty and the patient may be disposed in a room where the lighting is not bright, and the flashlight will permit a bright light to be focused onto a specific portion being serviced.

Accordingly, the prime object of my invention is to provide a device of ,the character described, that may be readily adjustable, without any mechanical skill in its manipulation.

Another object of the invention is to construct the device in a manner to permit the flashlight, or the like, to be easily placed into position, and retained at any predetermined angle, for the convenience of the user.

Still another object of the invention is to provide an adaptable means, that may be applicable to any conventional type of wrist band. 7 i

The device described, illustrated and claimed herein, is exceedingly simple in construction, easy to manipulate and highly efficient for the purpose intended.

A preferred embodiment of my invention comprises a band designed to adjustably fit many different-sized limbs such as wrists. A detent settable clamp is rotatably affixed to the band for holding objects such as flashlights focused as desired.

Other and further objects of my invention will become more apparent as the description proceeds, when taken in conjunction with the drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the assembled device, supporting a flashlight shown in phantom;

FIG. 2 is a front view of the device, showing an expandibletype wrist band;

FIG. 3 is a side view of the device as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2;

FIG. 4 is a top view of the device as shown in the previous views, illustrating the manner in which the flashlight or the like, maybe angularly adjusted, and held in a fixed position;

FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view of the adjustable discs; and

, FIG. 6 is a similar front view as shown in FIG. 2, having a equipped with detent means such as the integral unit shown as 15, which is provided with a downwardly projecting embossed portion 16, and the bottom plate 11 is provided with a plurality of recesses shown as 17, for engagement of the embossed projections 16 of the top plate 13. In this manner the top plate 13 may be revolved to any predetermined position to change the angle of flashlight, or the like, which is being supported.

The support of the flashlight 18 is shown as a resilient clamp 19 attached to the top plate 13 in any convenient or efficient manner.

Obviously any convenient means of holding the two plates 11 and 13 in a fixed position may be employed.

From the above description, it will become apparent that the device is very simple in construction. is easy to manipulate without any mechanical skill and the clamp 19 may be of any form, or shape to accomodate the particular type of flashlight, or the like, which is to be supported and held in a fixed position while in use.

Although I have shown a specific construction and arrangement of the parts and features constituting my invention, I am fully cognizant of the fact that many changes may be made in the construction of the parts and their arrangement without effecting the operativeness of the device, and I reserve the rights to make such changes as I may deem convenient or necessary without departing from the spirit of my invention, or

the scope of the appended claims.

Iclaim:

1. A hands-free flashlight holder, said holder comprising:

a wristband;

means for adjusting the diameter of said wristband to accommodate different size wrists;

said band including first plate means mounted on said wristband;

top plate means;

means for rotatably mounting said top plate means on said first plate means;

detent means for selectively positioning said top plate relative to said first plate into any of a plurality of positions, said detent means comprises a downwardly projecting embossed portion integral with said top plate, a plurality of recesses in said first plate positioned to engage said embossed portion; and i clamp means attached to said top plate for holding the flashlight whereby the flashlight can be selectively

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Classifications
U.S. Classification224/197, 224/219, D11/20, 362/103, 24/3.2, 224/247
International ClassificationF21V21/08, F21V21/088
Cooperative ClassificationF21V21/08
European ClassificationF21V21/08