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Publication numberUS3813732 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 4, 1974
Filing dateJun 11, 1971
Priority dateJun 11, 1971
Publication numberUS 3813732 A, US 3813732A, US-A-3813732, US3813732 A, US3813732A
InventorsB Seavey
Original AssigneeB Seavey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Detachable, convertible cuff link
US 3813732 A
A cuff link device has a linking member having an inner end member and a resilient clamp attached to the latter. A head may be removably connected to said linking member by means of a connector ring that receives said clamp and which is drawn between the inner end member and said clamp.
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@nited States Patent [191 June 4,1974

Seavey DETACHABLE, CONVERTIBLE CUFF LINK [76] Inventor: Burton W. Seavey, 3 Harris Rd,

Lynn, Mass. 01904 [22] Filed: June 11, 1971 [21] Appl. No.: 152,198

[52] U.S. Cl. 24/41, 24/97 [51] Int. Cl A411) 7/02 [58] Field of Search 24/41, 97, 102 PL, 113 MP [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 612,970 10/1898 Knause 24/97 UX 2,177,443 10/1939 Sehupbuch. 24/102 PL 2,859.501 11/1958 Pero 24/97 3,160,933 12/1964 Blumstein 24/97 FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 271,028 3/1914 Germany 24/102 PL 6,050 1903 Denmark 24/113 MP Primary Examiner-Paul R. Gilliam Attorney, Agent, or FirmHarold E. Cole; Lawrence G. Norris [57 ABSTRACT A cuff link device has a linking member having an inner end member and a resilient clamp attached to the latter. A head may be removably connected to said linking member by means of a connector ring that receives said clamp and which is drawn between the inner end member and said clamp.

2 Claims, 3 Drawing Figures DETACHABLE, CONVERTIBLE CUFF LINK The principal object of my invention is to provide a simplified cuff linkdevice that has a linking member adapted to detachably receive a variety of heads, which may carry ornaments, which heads can be detachably connected to a linking member by merely sliding an endless member on said head under a resilient clamp carried by the linking member.

The foregoing and other objects which will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, may be accomplished by a construction, combination and arrangement of parts such as is disclosed by the drawing. The nature of the invention is such as to render it susceptible to various changes and modifications, and therefore, I am not to be limited to the construction disclosed by the drawing nor to the particular parts described in the specification; but am entitled to all such changes therefrom as fall within the scope of my invention.

In the drawing:

FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of my cuff link in assembled position.

FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 22 of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a slightly enlarged, perspective, exploded view showing the head and linking member in position ready to be assembled.

As illustrated, my cuff link device receives a wellknown detachable head shown as having a decorative member 12, such as a stone or emblem, that is connected, as by adhesively mounting it to a base 14. A connector 16 having an opening therethrough, is shown as an endless member such as a ring, and it is attached, as by welding, to said base 14, the latter preferably having a recess 18 to receive a portion of said connector.

I provide a linking member or post 20 which has two legs 22 and 24 that are spaced laterally from each other. An inner end member 26 extends laterally across said legs 22 and 24, being integral therewith. Said end member 26 has an intermediate opening shown as a slot 28, between two opposite sides to receive said connector l6. Said slot is shown parallel with said recess 18, and opposite thereto.

A spring or resilient clamp member 30 extends from one side of said inner end member 26 across the latter as at 32, and terminates in an angular free end member 34 extending a short distance along said leg 22. Said clamp member 30 is welded as at 36, or otherwise attached to said inner end member opposite said leg 24. This clamp member will yield sufficiently to allow said connector ring 18 to pass between it and said inner member 26.

Said free end or angular member 34 first enters into the opening in said ring 18 and the latter is forcibly drawn under said yielding clamp member 30 until it reaches said slot 28 into which it passes. Thus the head 10 is firmly attached to said linking member 20, yet can readily be detached by sliding said connector from under said clamp member 30 and beyond its free end member 34.

Said linking member 20 includes, as shown, the usual retainer or cross member 40, that is movably held between said legs 22 and 24 by a rivet 42 that passes through said cross member as shown in said FIG. 2.

What I claim is:

l. A cuff link assembly comprising:

a detachable head portion having a recess therein on the underside thereof;

a post adapted to detachably receive said head portion, said post having a recess therein adapted to be aligned with and cooperate with the recess on the underside of said head portion when said post and said head portion are assembled for use;

a connector element located in one of said recesses;

a resilient clamp member extending transversely across the other of said recesses and terminating in a free end member extending beyond said other recess to form an entry passage for receiving said connector element upon assembly of said cuff link, whereby said connector element may be snapped into place through said entry passage and into said other recess for retention therein in position of use, and may be removed therefrom by deflecting said resilient clamp member and sliding said connector element from said recess back through said entry passage; and

' apivotally mounted element positioned on said post at the opposite end thereof from the recess therein, said pivotally mounted element being movable betweena first position to allow insertion of said assembly into a cuff and to a second position for securing said assembly in said cuff.

2. A cufflink assembly as set forth in claim 1 in which said connector element is positioned in the recess in said detachable head portion.

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U.S. Classification24/102.00R, 24/97, 24/102.0PL
International ClassificationA44B5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44B5/002
European ClassificationA44B5/00B