US 3712477 A
This disclosure relates to a self-actuating record jacket holder including a base, first and second spaced elongated support means on the base, a multiplicity of holders each having a receiver portion, said holder having a first shaft on one end and a second shaft on the other end thereof, means mounting said shafts each on a support for pivotal movement thereon, and means connecting said holders one with the other whereby the pivotal movement of one holder causes the adjacent holder to pivotally separate from the adjacent holder.
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Kieves  SELF-ACTUATING RECORD JACKET 1 Jan. 23, 1973 Schwartz ..21 1/40 3,195,732 7/1965 HOLDER 3,235,093 2/1966 Eisbart ..21l/47  Inventor: Garry Kieves, Apt. 410, 246 Rosai l y p g 13, Manitoba :rzmary Exalr uzecg-z-lzlile C. Byers, Jr.
Canada. ttorney- [C s emer  Filed: March 2, 1971 57 ABSTRACT  P 120,085 This disclosure relates to a self-actuating record jacket holder including a base, first and second spaced elon- 52 us. Cl. .....211/40 gated Support means on the base, a multiplicity of 51 Int. Cl. ..A47g'29/00 ders each having a receiver portion, said holder having [581' Field of Search ..2l1/40, 47, 169.1 a first haft on one end and a second shaft on the other end thereof, means mounting said shafts each on  References Cited a support for pivotal movement thereon, and means connecting said holders one with the other whereby UNITED STATESPATENTS the pivotal movement of one holder causes the ad- 339 ,l73 4/1886 Heaton ..40/77.8 jacent holder to pivotally separate from the adjacent 1,698,249 1/1929 holder.
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Garry Kieves I SELF-ACTUA'I'ING RECORD JACKET HOLDER SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION pivoted past its point of center of gravity it pivots the adjacent holder. In the event a holder does not have a record jacket in the same, such holder will not pivot and all pivoting thus stops at the empty holder which is thereby fully exposed and in a vertical position. With the pivoting action of one holder itautomatically pivots the adjacent holder and successively pivots the further holders.
In the drawings forming part of this application: FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a self-actuating record storage device embodying the invention with record jackets shown in position thereon. a
FIG. 2 is a sectional viewon the line 2-2 of FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is a sectional view on the line 3--3 of FIG. 2.
FIG. 4 is a sectional view on the line 4-4 of FIG. 3.
FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a holder removed from the device.
FIG. 6 is an end view of a further embodiment of the holder member wherein a right and a left hand holder are shown.
FIG. 7 isa view on the line 7-7 of FIG. 6.
FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the right hand holder illustrated in FIGS. 6 and 7.
FIG. 9 is an end view of the right hand holder shown particularly in FIG. 8. v
FIG. 10 is a perspective view of the left hand holder illustrated in FIGS. 6 and 7. I
FIG..11 is a top plan view of a portion of a further embodiment of the base and incorporating the embodiment of the'holder of FIGS. 6-10.
FIG. 12 is a sectional view on the line 12-12 of FIG.
FIG. 13 is a sectional view on the line 13-13 of FIG. 11.1,
Referring to the drawings in particular, the record storage device A includes the base 12 which includes the side walls 14 and 16 joined at the rear ends by the rear'wall 18 and at the front ends by the front wall 20. Secured to the inner surface of the sidewall 14 and extending throughout the length thereof is the elongated support 22, and secured to the inner surface of the sidewall 16 is the identical elongated support 24. Further provided is the central horizontal support 26 connected at the, front end to the front wall and at the rear end to the rear wall 18. I
TI-Ie numeral 28 designates a first vertical stop secured at its lower end to the rear end of the elongated. support 22 at the wall 18 and the numeral 30 designates a second vertical stop secured at its lower end to the rear end of the elongated support 24 at the wall 18. Additionally provided are the first and second spaced rails 32 and 34, respectively, each formed of the upright portion 36 and the horizontal portion 38 and secured to the central horizontal support 26. Each of the upright portions 36 of the rails 32 and 34 is formed with a mul- 2 :iplicity of spaced bearing holes 40 and 42, respective- The numeral 44 designates. a holder which includes the U-shaped receiver portion 46 formed of the spaced walls 48 and 50 extending upwardly from the base 52. Tile space between the walls 48 and 50 is such that a record jacket J will fit snugly therein. Extending downwardly from the ends of the walls are the legs 54 and 56a and extending outwardly from the leg 54 is the first shaft 56 formed with the shoulder 58 and extending outwardly from the leg 56 is a second shaft 60.
The shafts 56 and 60 of each of the holders 44 are positioned in the bearing holes 40 and 42 'of the rails 32 and 34, respectively, whereby the holders are mounted for pivotal motion thereon. Each of the holders 44 has extending from the leg 54 thereofthe pin 62 formed with the head portion 64.
The numeral 66 designates an elongated link having a slot of a width just slightly greater than the diameter of the pin 62 and a link 66 connects the pins 62 of the holders 44, the rear end of each link positioned inwardly of the front end of each link in a staggered offset relation. The holders 44 are held in a position whereby the base 52 thereof is in vertical alignment with the supports Hand 24. The record jacket I is thus sup ported centrally by the holder 44 and at the ends by the supports 22 and 24. Further provided is the stop 65 which holds the most forward jacket J from exceeding substantially the position shown in the FIGS. 1, 2 and 4.
With the links 66 in the connected position the length of the links is such that movement of a jacket J pulls the adjacent holder and jacket which in turn pulls upon the further adjacent holder and jacket.
In operation let it be assumed that record jackets J are positioned in the holders 44 and that all of the jackets are pivotally moved to a position one upon the other and all against the stops 28 and 30. When the most forward jacket J toward the end 20 is pulled forward and it passes over a vertical position, the link 66 in engagement with a pin 62 of one holder 44 comes in pulling engagement with the pin 62 of the adjacent holder and thereby pulls upon the pin to thereby pivotally pull the adjacent holder with the jacket I therein. Once this movement is initiated all holders and jackets therein pivotally. move all to a forward position one upon the other. As the jackets automatically pivot, one pulling the other, a selection can be made and a jacket removed as the jackets move. It is the weight of a jacket pulled beyond a vertical position that pulls the adjacent jacket over a vertical position and against the first mentioned throughthe links 66.
Let it be supposed that a jacket J has been removed from a holder 44 and all the remaining jackets are placed together against the stops 28 and 30. With any of the jackets 1- forward of the empty holder being pivotally moved forwardly, the remaining jackets up to the empty holder are pivotally and automatically moved as described'above but the pivotal movement stops at the empty holder 44 for the weight of the jacket is absent in the empty holder. As a result a jacket I may be reinserted in the empty holder 44.
In FIGS. 6-13 is illustrated a further embodiment of the holder which includes a right hand holder designated as R and a left hand holderdesignated as L. The holder R includes the flat base body portion 70 from which extends the U-shaped receiver portion 71 formed of the spaced walls 72 and 74. The space between the walls 72 and 74 is such that a record jacket J will fit snugly therein. The base portion 70 has formed on one end thereof the first extension 76 on the outer end of which is formed the shaft 78 with the head 80. Extending outwardly from the outer end of the extension 76 is the hook 82 formed of the base arm portion 84 and the tip portion 86 thereon. The.tip portion 86 lies in a plane parallel to and outwardly of the flat body 70 and the base arm portion 84 is obliquely disposed relative to the body 70.
The holder R further includes the second extension 88 from which extends the angularly formed shoulder 90 which is also integral with the end of the body portion 70. Extending from the outer end of the second extension 88 is the shaft 92 with the head 94.
The holder L includes the flat base body portion 96 from which extends the U-shaped receiver portion 98 formed of the spaced walls 100 and 102. The space between the walls 100 and 102 is such that a record jacket will fit snugly therein. The base portion 96 has formed on one end thereof the first extension portion 104 on the outer end of which is formed the shaft 106 with the head 108. Also formed on the extension 104 is the angularly formed shoulder 110 which is also integral with the end of the body portion 96. The holder L further includes the second extension 112 from the outer end thereof extends the hook 114 formed of the base arm portion 116 and the tip portion 118. Also extending from the extension 112 is the shaft 119 with the head 117. The tip portion 118 lies in a plane parallel to and outwardly of the flat body 96, and the base arm portion 116 is obliquely disposed relative to the body 96. The hook 114 is substantially identical to the hook 82 but as a left compared to a right hand disposition relative to the holder L.
The holders R and L may be mounted in the rails such as 32 and 34 in the holes 40 and 42 thereof in sideby-side relationship and in such a position the hook 82 of a holder R engages with the shoulder 1 of a holder L while the hook 118 of a holder L engages with the shoulder 90 of a holder R whereby a multiplicity of holders are operated in a tilting and separating manner as with the holders 44 heretofore described.
The holders R and L may also be mounted in the base 120 illustrated in FIGS. 11, 12 and 13 as a further base embodiment. The base 120 includes the front wall 122 with the inclined inside wall portion 124 which acts as a stop. Also included is the rear wall 126 connected to the front wall by the first and second supports 128 and 130. The front and rear walls are connected by end walls such as 14 and 16. Mounted on the rear wall 126 is a pair of stops substantially the same as the stops 28 and 30. Extending downwardly from the support 128 is the first outer oblique wall which terminates in the narrow horizontal wall 134. The wall 134 terminates in the first inner oblique wall 136 and extending obliquely and downwardly from the upper edge of the wall 136 is the first flange 138. The flange 138 and walls 136 and '132 are made of plastic and therefore the flange 138 is deformable.
The numeral 140 designates a second outer oblique wall which extends obliquely and downwardly from the second support 130 and terminates in the narrow horizontal wall 142. The wall 142 terminates in the second inner oblique wall 144 and extending obliquely and downwardly from the upper edge of the wall 144 is the second flange 146 which lies in the same plane as first flange 138. Further provided are the first and second elongated rails 148 and 150 each formed with a multiplicity of open slots 150a and 151, respectively, and transversely thereof. Tl-le rails [48 and 150 are fonned integral with the horizontal central support 152 which is connected to the front wall and the rear wall. The position of the bottoms of the slots 151 and 150a are such that the shafts 78 and 92 of holder R and shafts 106 and 119 of holder L when in the slots are contacted by the lower edges of the flanges 138 and 146 which maintains the shafts in the bearing slots. The heads on the shafts of the holders L and R engage with the outer edges of the flanges 138 and 146 to prohibit lateral movement of the holders L and R with respect to the base. The holder L for example is inserted in operative position by temporarily deforming the flanges 138 and 146 so that the shafts can be placed or snapped into the open bearing slots 151 and 150a and the flanges allowed to return to normal as in FIG. 12 in particular. THe operation of the holders L and R in holding record jackets is the same as described relative to the holders 44.
1. A self-actuating record jacket holder comprising:
a. a base,
b. first and second spaced support means carried by said base centrally thereof,
c. a multiplicity of holders, each of said holders having a receiver portion for a record jacket,
d. each of said holders having a first shaft on one end and a second shaft on the other end thereof,
e. means mounting said shafts on said spaced support means for pivotal movement thereon,
f. hook means on each of said holders in engagement with a shoulder on an adjacent holder whereby pivotal movement of one holder with a record jacket therein causes a holder to pivotally separate from an adjacent holder.
2. The device of claim 1 in which said first and second support means each includes an elongated rail.
3. The device of claim 2 in which said means mounting said shafts each on a support includes bearing means on each of said rails.
4. The device of claim 3 in which said bearing means includes a slot in a rail in which a shaft is positioned.
5. Tl-le device of claim 4 in which said support means includes resilient means carried by said base adjacent said bearing means adapted to be deformed slightly and engaged by said shafts to hold said shafts in said slot of said bearing means.
6. The device of claim 5 in which said resilient means is an elongated strip.
7. The device of claim 1 in which said hook means includes a base arm portion lying in a plane normal to the axis of said shafts and a tip portion lying in a plane parallel to said shafts.
8. The device of claim 7 in which a. said shoulder on said holder is on one end thereof,
b. said hook means is on the opposite end of said shoulder.
9. The device of claim 1 in which said hook means includes a. a link, and said shoulder includes b. a pin extending from the holder.
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