Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS3926234 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 16, 1975
Filing dateJul 20, 1972
Priority dateJul 20, 1972
Publication numberUS 3926234 A, US 3926234A, US-A-3926234, US3926234 A, US3926234A
InventorsDean Gerald R
Original AssigneeDahlmeier Stanley W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container for storing keys
US 3926234 A
Abstract
A folder type container for storing and readily identifying extra keys comprising a backing member having a fold line between two panels adapted to be folded inwardly upon each other, each of said panels having transparent sheets mounted on the inner side thereof and forming a plurality of key receiving pockets, and a card carrying key identification data disposed between the panel and said sheets to identify the key disposed in the pocket in front thereof.
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

United States Patent 1 Dec. 16, 1975 Dean [ CONTAINER FOR STORING KEYS [75] Inventor: Gerald R. Dean, Minneapolis, Minn.

[73] Assignee: Stanley W. Dahlmeier, Minneapolis,

Minn.

[22] Filed: July 20, 1972 [21] Appl. No.: 273,490

[52] US. Cl. 150/40; 206/37 R [51] Int. Cl. A45C 11/32 [58] Field of Search ISO/40, 41, 39, 38, 34;

206/37 K, 37 A, DIG. 29

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,545,577 7/1925 Arms 150/34 1,857,146 5/1932 Gardner 150/40 Buxton 150/38 X Martin 150/39 Primary ExaminerWilliam I. Price Assistant ExaminerR. E. Hart Attorney, Agent, or FirmDouglas L. Carlsen [5 7] ABSTRACT A folder type container for storing and readily identifying extra keys comprising a backing member having a fold line between two panels adapted to be folded inwardly upon each other, each of said panels having transparent sheets mounted on the inner side thereof and forming a plurality of key receiving pockets, and a card carrying key identification data disposed between the panel and said sheets to identify the key disposed in the pocket in front thereof.

2 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures U.S. Patent Dec. 16, 1975 CONTAINER FOR STORING KEYS BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION marked with the result that they are not readily locat- 1O able or identifiable when the need for their use arises.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The object of the present invention is to provide a folder type container for individually storing and identifying a plurality of different keys in a very compact manner.

With this and other objects in view the invention broadly comprises a generally rectangular backing member having parallel fold lines dividing the member into panels which may be folded inwardly upon one another, one or more of said panels having an inner wall or pocket liner mounted on the inner side thereof, each said liner being formed of inner and outer sheets of transparent plastic material being sealed to each other along a series of spaced lines to form a series of key receiving pockets between the sheets, and there being an identification card between the panel and liner and viewable through the liner for carrying data identifying the key disposed in each of said pockets.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a plan view of the folder containerin open condition.

FIG. 2 is a bottom end view of the folder container in open condition.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now more particularly to the drawing reference numerals will be used to denote like parts or structural features in the different views. The container is denoted generally by the number 10. A backing member 12 is formed of inner and outer sheets denoted respectively at 14 and 15 (FIGS. 3 and 4) of pliable material such as plastic with said sheets being suitably sealed together as at 16 around their peripheral edges. The member 12 is divided into substantially equal elongated panels 17, 18 and 19 (FIG. 1) by parallel fold lines 20 and 21. Panels 17, 18 and 19 are each provided with stiffening sheets 22 between sheets 14 and 15 and which, of course, do not extend across the fold lines 20 and 21. The panels 18 and 19 may be referred to as key holding panels with panel 17 being referred to as a cover panel. It will be understood that to close the container, the panel 19 is folded inwardly along fold line 21 against panel 18 and then the cover panel 17 is folded inwardly along fold line 20 against the back of panel 19.

The panels 18 and 19 are each provided with what might be referred to as inner walls or pocket liners denoted respectively at 24 and 25. These walls are reversely identical, each being formed of inner 26 and outer 27 sheets of transparent material. These sheets 26 and 27 in each inner wall are sealed together and to the panel which they overlay along their end edges as at 28 and their longitudinal edges remote from fold line 21 as at 29. This forms a compartment 30 between inner wall 24 and panel 18 and a compartment 31 between inner wall 25 and panel 19 both extending the length of said wall and opening toward the fold line 21.

Sheets 26 and 27 are also sealed to each other along a series of lines 32 spaced apart longitudinally of the inner walls to form a series of pockets 34 also opening inwardly toward the fold line 21. It will be noted that sheets 27 are slightly wider than sheets 26 permitting easy access to the pockets 34 from above. Each of the pockets 34 is of such a size as to receive one key K which is inserted into the pocket through the open end thereof.

Identical paper cards 35 are inserted into each of the card pockets 30 and 31. These cards are suitably lined so as to have a key identification section behind each of the pockets 34. Suitable identification data is written or printed on each section to identify the key K in the pocket 34 disposed immediately in front thereof.

Having now therefore fully illustrated and described my invention, whatI claim to be new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:

1. In a folder for storing extra keys,

a. a backing member having two equal panels foldable against each other along a center line,

b. an inner wall secured along three sides to the inner side of each panel to form a card pocket between the inner wall and panel,

0. said inner wall comprising two sheets of transparent material being secured together atspaced intervals to form a series of key receiving pockets opening toward the center line and each adapted to receive an individual key,

d. an identification card disposed between the inner wall and panel and extending the length of the inner wall and adapted to receive data observable through the inner wall to identify the key in each of said pockets.

2. The subject matter of claim 1 wherein the sheet of transparent material adjacent to the panel extends beyond the other sheet in a direction toward said center line to facilitate insertion of keys into the key receiving pockets.

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1545577 *Apr 18, 1922Jul 14, 1925Arms Mfg CompanyPocket case
US1857146 *Apr 4, 1931May 10, 1932Gardner Jr Prince AlbertKey case
US2161015 *Mar 19, 1937Jun 6, 1939Buxton Warner RMemorandum book
US2732875 *Apr 6, 1953Jan 31, 1956 Pocket secretary
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4513866 *Sep 29, 1982Apr 30, 1985Thomas Frank OEmergency medical pack
US4609084 *Apr 29, 1985Sep 2, 1986Thomas Frank OTravel pack
US4635797 *Dec 26, 1985Jan 13, 1987Bankier Companies, Inc.Pilfer resistant software package
US4796750 *Jul 31, 1987Jan 10, 1989Dan InghramSeparate keyholder apparatus and same combined with wallet
US4886159 *Jul 28, 1988Dec 12, 1989Grandy Clarence EMultikey carrier
US5316142 *Mar 18, 1992May 31, 1994Jain Krishna MSurgical needle and package counter
US5511390 *Aug 12, 1994Apr 30, 1996Mah; Mon DodPendant locket holder for keys and other articles
US5829580 *Jul 22, 1997Nov 3, 1998Dci Marketing, Inc.Key case
US7360380Nov 1, 2005Apr 22, 2008Master Lock Company LlcLock box
US9016095Mar 15, 2013Apr 28, 2015Master Lock Company LlcMultiple user lockbox
US20050199628 *Mar 14, 2005Sep 15, 2005Master Lock CompanyKey storage and organization unit
US20060162403 *Nov 1, 2005Jul 27, 2006Handel Mark VLock box
US20080210577 *Apr 10, 2008Sep 4, 2008Master Lock Company LlcSafety lock box and key organization unit
WO1996013997A1 *Nov 3, 1995May 17, 1996Tae Hyung KimWallet with a key holding cavity
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/37.4, 206/459.5, 206/349, D03/212
International ClassificationA45C11/00, A45C11/32
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/32
European ClassificationA45C11/32