US 3829994 A
In a car locator key holder a plastic cylinder with means to attach a key; the said cylinder having at least one rotatable cylindrical disc mounted therein, the said cylindrical disc having means to rotate the said cylindrical disc and means to hold the said cylindrical disc in a set position.
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nited States Patent 1191 Dillon Aug. 20, 1974 CAR LOCATOR KEY HOLDER 2.976 630 3/1961 Montfort 40/2 A  Inventor: Bernice P. Dillon, 4815 S. Owasso, FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS Tulsa, Okla 74105 80.236 12/1955 Denmark a 40/2 A 22 Pl d: 8 1973 1 l e June Primary Examiner-Harland S. Skogquist PP N011 3685293 Assistant ExaminerWencesla0 J. Contreras 52 us. (:1. 40/2 A, 40/68 [571 ABSTRACT [5l] Int. Cl. A44c 3/00 In 11 Car OCQtOr key holder 21 plastic cylinder with  Field of Search 40/2 A. 68, 114 ac a y; the Said y ind r ha ing at l ast one rotatable cylindrical disc mounted therein, the  Ref r Cit d said cylindrical disc having means to rotate the said UNITED STATES PATENTS cylindrical disc and means to hold the said cylindrical 292,954 2/1884 Russell 411/2 A dlsc m a Set posmon' 2,916,837 12/1959 Bosland 411/1 14 2 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures CAR LOCATOR KEY HOLDER BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The movement and storage of vehicles in large cities has become very complex. To effect labor saving systems of parking the parking areas or garages are now employing systems of space allotment both on a daily basis and monthly basis. The parking area spaces are designated either by floor location and numerical space marking or a combination of alphabet and numbers for location of the vehicles. To enable the driver of the vehicle as to the location of his vehicle, I have invented a car locator in combination with key holder which is useful as a reminder to the driver of the location of the vehicle in the parking area.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The object of this invention is to furnish a car locator keyholder useful in locating a vehicle in a parking area.
Another object of this invention is to furnish a car locator having rotatable cylindrical discs with indicia thereupon for recording the location of a vehicle in a parking lot.
DESCRIPTION FIG. 1 is an isometric view showing the car locator key holder with the rotatable disc and indicia imprinted thereon.
FIG. 2 is an isometric view showing the cylindrical barrel for housing the rotatable discs shown in FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is an isometric view showing the shaft upon which the cylindrical discs rotate to selected positions.
FIG. 4 is an isometric view of the cylindrical disc with a sprocket which is useful for rotating the cylindrical disc into selected positions.
Reference is made to FIG. I which portrays the car locator and key holder 1. The car locator and key holder 1 is cylindrical in shape and is constructed in toto from thermoplastic material such as polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polymethyalate. which are suitable molding plastics. The outer surface of this car cator and key holder I contains a slotted section 2 which enables the user to view the indicia reading as a reminder of the location of his parked car in the parking area. The car locator and key holder 1 contains one or more cylindrical discs 3 with knurled edges 4 for easy manual setting of the cylindrical disc 3 which is shown in FIG. 4. The disc 3 shall be referred to as a single disc in this application; however, the number of discs selected for use is a matter of choice. The cylindrical disc 3 is arranged in one or more units which are mounted consecutively on rod 6 FIG. 3 in relationship as shown in FIG. 1. Rod 6 FIG. 3 is rigidly affixed to cylindrical cap 7. The disc 3 rotates on rod 6 FIG. 3 within the outer case 8 of the car key holder 1 FIG. 1 and is held stationary during rotation on rod 6 FIG. 3 by knurled edges 4 which engage with the ridge 5, FIG. 2. The knurled edge 4 also provides means for turning the disc 3 to selected position of numbers or letters on discs 3 visible through opening 2.
The numbers or letters are imprinted either in a raised or lowered position on the surface of the disc 3 FIG. 4. One or more of disc 3 with the letters or number imprinted thereupon are mounted on rod 6 and I placed in the case 8 FIG. 2 with the slotted section as shown in FIG. I. To operate manually one or more of the discs 3 shown in FIG. 1, turn disc 3 to show the proper parking location in the parking facility.
1. In a car-locator device, the combination of a cylindrical case having a slot opening in the longitudinal surface of the said cylindrical case, the said cylindrical case having a first and second end section, the first end, section having a cylindrical rod extending therefrom and being rigidly attached to the said second end section, the said first end section having means of attach a key ring, a ridge extnding along the inner surface of the said cylindrical case; at least one cylindrical disc with a knurled edge, the said disc with the said knurled edge being rotatably mounted on the said cylindrical rod and engaging the said ridge on the inner wall of the said cylindrical case.
2. The car locator as claimed in claim 1 where the said car locator key holders material structure comprises a thermoplastic material selected from the group consisting of polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, and