|Publication number||US3584772 A|
|Publication date||Jun 15, 1971|
|Filing date||Apr 3, 1969|
|Priority date||Apr 3, 1969|
|Publication number||US 3584772 A, US 3584772A, US-A-3584772, US3584772 A, US3584772A|
|Inventors||David E Robertson|
|Original Assignee||David E Robertson|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (33), Classifications (16)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
United States Patent David E. Robertson 322 Kenridge Road, Akron, Ohio 44313  Appl. No. 813,128
 Filed Apr. 3, 1969  Patented June 15, 1971  lnventor  CLOTHES HANGER AND CARRIER Primary Examiner Robert G. Sheridan Attorney-Oldham and Oldham ABSTRACT: The clothes hanger and carrier comprises a flat frame means attachable at its upper end to a support, and a hook section is formed at the lower portion of such frame. A loop member engages the frame and extends downwardly therefrom while a flexible connector means operatively attaches a second loop member to the first loop member. The loop means and frame are of such size that a person's hand can readily be engaged with the lower portion of the frame means for carrying such means and any article attached to or suspended from the flexible connector means.
PATENTEUJUNISIQYI 5 2 INVENTOR. DAVID E. ROBERTSON wamz (fiw ATTORNEYS.
CLOTHES HANGER AND CARRIER The present invention, in general, relates to improved means for conveniently carrying, storing or transporting a plurality of clothes or other articles attached to conventional hanger means and dependent therefrom whereby a person can easily and conveniently move a number of clothing items to and from a vehicle and transport them therein.
It is well known that many persons, when traveling by automobile, carry a number of clothing items on clothes hangers which are suitably secured in a position in the vehicle when traveling. However, when attaching the clothes hanger to the vehicle, difficulty is encountered in many instances in securing enough clothes hangers to the vehicle to take care of the items being transported. Also, in many instances, it is difficult to carry, manually, the clothes hangers to and from a vehicle. U.S. Pat. No. 1,172,937 is representative of prior art structures.
While various efforts have been made to provide convenient carrying means for clothes heretofore, none of such units of which I am aware have provided any relatively inexpensive but sturdy means that can be disengaged from an automobile to facilitate manual transportation of the clothing articles.
The general object of the present invention is to provide a novel and improved clothes hanger and carrier unit which is characterized by the ease of manual conveyance of the clothes hanger and carrier unit when a plurality of clothing items are operatively associated with such carrier unit.
A further object of the invention is to provide a novel, attractive and useful device which is of sturdy but inexpensive construction and which greatly facilitates the handling and transportation of a plurality of clothing items on clothes hangers when traveling by automobile.
Another object of the invention is to provide a clothes hanger and carrier unit which is made from a relatively few parts that can be easily associated with each other and to which clothing items on hangers can be readily attached, and wherein the carrier unit is adapted to have one portion thereof removably operatively engaged with another portion thereof to facilitate clothing transport both manually and in an automobile.
Another object of the invention is to provide a clothes hanger and carrier unit including two substantially complementary loop means therein wherein one loop means can be engaged with a hook portion in the carrier unit, the loop means be brought into register, and wherein the loop means are of such size that one can conveniently engage them with ones full hand or palm to facilitate lifting and carrying clothing items on the unit of the invention conveniently and easily.
The foregoing and other objects and advantages of the invention will be made more apparent as the specification proceeds.
The present invention, generally speaking, as to one embodiment thereof, comprises a unit made from a frame means that has an attachment section at an upper portion thereof and a hook section at a lower portion thereof. A loop means, unit or member is operatively carried by the lower portion of the frame and extends downwardly therefrom while a second loop member is operatively connected to the first loop member by flexible connector means, the second loop member being engageable with the hook section, and both loop members, when brought into register, being of sufficient size as to receive a persons hand comfortably therein to facilitate transportation of the unit with clothes hangers thereon.
Reference now is made made to the accompanying drawings, wherein:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a carrier and hanger unit of the invention operatively positioned within a vehicle and with support articles being indicated operatively engaged therewith;
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the carrier unit of FIG. 1 indicating how it would be carried manually for clothes transport action;
FIG. 3 is an elevation of the clothes hanger and carrier unit of FIG. 1 in extended inoperative form;
FIG. 4 is a side elevation of the unit of FIG. 3 with the operative or closed position of the unit being indicated in dotted lines;
FIG. 5 is an elevation of the unit of FIG. 3 in operative form with a portion of the unit being broken away and shown in section for clarity; and I FIG. 6 is an elevation, like FIG. 3, of a modification of the carrier unit of the invention but with the view only showing a fragmentary portion of such modified unit.
When referring to corresponding members shown in the drawings and referred to in the specification, corresponding numerals are used to facilitate comparison therebetween.
In the drawings, a clothes hanger and carrier unit is shown and is indicated as a whole by the numeral 10. This unit 10 is shown in operative position in FIG. 1 wherein the unit is attached to a conventional carrier hook 12 provided on an inside portion of a vehicle 14. A plurality of clothes hangers 16 are shown operatively engaged by the unit 10 and positioned on the hook 12 thereby. 7
FIG. 2 shows how a person P can readily grasp the unit 10 for conveniently transporting it and any clothes thereon, and clothes thereon, and the figure indicates how the clothes may be supported over a persons back in a convenient manner although the unit can be carried in other manners for clothes transport action when desired.
The details of the unit 10 are indicated in FIGS. 3 and 5 and thus preferably some suitable flat frame means 18 is provided that has an attachment section 20 at its upper end. In this instance, the attachment section comprises a hole 21 provided in this flat frame means, while at the lower portion of the frame means 18, an upwardly extending hook 22 is provided which preferably extends the width of the lower portion of the frame means 18. A loop section, means or member 24 is operatively engaged with the lower portion of the frame means and extends downwardly therefrom. This loop member 24 may be formed initially as a unit with the frame means 18, or it may be a completely closed loop that would just be operatively attached to the frame means 18 in any conventional manner, such as by welding or brazing. The drawing clearly shows that the hook 22 preferably extends the complete length or width of the lower portion of the frame means 18 and that a flat or straight lower edge is provided for the frame means but with the full contour of the lower portion of the frame means 18 being curved, as indicated in FIG. 4. Upper portions of the loop member 24 are received in the lower portion of the hook. This lower portion of the frame means 18 is of such width that a person s whole palm or all four fingers can be engaged therewith, as indicated in FIG. 2, to facilitate carrying the unit 10 and any articles secured thereto. The loop members are of the same size and shape so that they can easily be brought into register with each other.
Of course, the loop member 24 may just be a separate wire or metal bar portion of semiannular or partial loop shape and with just the upper ends thereof suitably secured, usually fixedly, to the frame means 18.
The frame means 18 can be made from any desired material, such as metal, or plastic substances and the units can be formed as one piece or can be formed from several members operably secured together. I
To complete the unit of the invention, a second loop member 26 is operably attached to the first loop member 24, as by a flexible strap or tape 28 which may have its ends doubled around opposed portions or sections of the loop members 24 and 26 and be suitably attached back to the main portion of the strap 28 by rivets, sewing or other means.
It will be noted that the loop member 26 has a straight section 30 provided therein and that such straight section is longer than the length of the hook 22 provided on the frame means so that such straight section 30 can be brought up into engagement with the hook 22 to provide, in effect, a closed loop formed from the two loop members 24 and 26 with the strap 28 extending therebetween. Hence a plurality of the clothes hanger 16 can be engaged with the strap 28 to secure a number of clothes articles on the individual hangers 16 to the unit for hanging up the clothes either in a car or another place and for convenient unitary transport of such plurality of clothing items by use of the unit 10 by the manner shown in FIG. 2. g
It will be realized that the attachment sections in the unit 10 of the invention may be varied in some instances if desired. Thus FIG. 6 shows a modified frame means 18a of the invention wherein the attachment section of the frame is shown as an open or hook-shape section 20a to facilitate placing the modified unit of the invention on a carrier hanger or bar for storage or transport action as desired.
The unit of the invention, when made from brass or other metal materials can have a very attractive appearance, or the unit can be painted or otherwise finished to have an attractive appearance but yet be a durable unit.
The various components of the unit 10 can be formed in quantities relatively inexpensively and be attached together readily to provide an inexpensive but very convenient transport unit for a plurality of clothing items and facilitate storage and carrying the same. Thus it is believed that the objects of the invention have been achieved.
While one complete embodiment of the invention has been disclosed herein, it will be appreciated that modification of this particular embodiment of the invention may be resorted to without departing from the scope of the invention.
What I claim is:
1. A clothes hanger and carrier comprising a frame means having an attachment section at an upper portion thereof and an upwardly extending hook section at the lower portion thereof, said lower portion being of a width to accommodate a person's hand for carrying said frame means, and
flexible article engaging means dependent from said lower portion of said frame means and having an end portion engageable with said hook section to position articles operatively on said frame means,
said article engaging means comprising a loop member operatively engaging the lower portion of said frame means and extending downwardly therefrom,
a second loop member, and
flexible connector means engaging each loop member and extending therebetween, said second loop member being engageable with said hook section.
2. A clothes hanger and carrier comprising a flat frame means having an attachment section at an upper portion thereof and an upwardly extending hook section at the lower portion thereof, the lower edge portion of said means being smoothly upwardly curved to form said hook section and being straight and of a width to accommodate a person s hand for carrying said frame means,
a loop member operatively engaging the lower portion of said frame means and extending downwardly therefrom,
a second loop member, and
flexible connector means engaging each loop member and extending therebetween, said second loop member being engageable with said hook section and being of substantially the same size as said first loop member.
3. A clothes hanger and carrier as in claim 2 where said first loop member is a rigid unit with said frame means, and both loop members have flat sections therein engageable with said hook section.
4. A clothes hanger and carrier as in claim 2 where said first loop member has its upper ends fixedly secured to said frame means within said hook section.
5. A clothes hanger and carrier as in claim 1 where the lower edge portion of said frame means is smoothly upwardly curved,
said second loop member having a straight section therein engageable with said hook section and being of substantially the same size as said first loop member.
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|U.S. Classification||294/142, 224/927, 224/313, 294/156, 294/152, D08/307|
|International Classification||A45F5/10, A47G25/14|
|Cooperative Classification||A45F2005/1013, A47G25/1442, Y10S224/927, A45F5/102, A45F5/10|
|European Classification||A45F5/10, A45F5/10H, A47G25/14B|