US20030145500A1 - Combination magnetic pen holder and cap - Google Patents

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US20030145500A1
US20030145500A1 US10/208,620 US20862002A US2003145500A1 US 20030145500 A1 US20030145500 A1 US 20030145500A1 US 20862002 A US20862002 A US 20862002A US 2003145500 A1 US2003145500 A1 US 2003145500A1
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F7/00Signs, name or number plates, letters, numerals, or symbols; Panels or boards
    • G09F7/02Signs, plates, panels or boards using readily-detachable elements bearing or forming symbols
    • G09F7/04Signs, plates, panels or boards using readily-detachable elements bearing or forming symbols the elements being secured or adapted to be secured by magnetic means
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62BHAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS, PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES
    • B62B3/00Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor
    • B62B3/14Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor characterised by provisions for nesting or stacking, e.g. shopping trolleys
    • B62B3/1408Display devices mounted on it, e.g. advertisement displays
    • B62B3/1416Display devices mounted on it, e.g. advertisement displays mounted on the handle
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62BHAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS, PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES
    • B62B3/00Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor
    • B62B3/14Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor characterised by provisions for nesting or stacking, e.g. shopping trolleys
    • B62B3/1428Adaptations for calculators, memory aids or reading aids
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62BHAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS, PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES
    • B62B3/00Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor
    • B62B3/14Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor characterised by provisions for nesting or stacking, e.g. shopping trolleys
    • B62B3/1408Display devices mounted on it, e.g. advertisement displays
    • B62B3/1424Electronic display devices

Abstract

A combination magnetic mount pen holder and cap is provided for convenient releasable attachment to a magnetically receptive surface and additionally serves as a safety cap protecting the user from punctures and ink leaks while transporting the writing implement to remote locations for reattachment to other magnetically receptive surfaces. The magnetic holder provides the user with a convenient standoff distance from the magnetically receptive surface allowing the user to easily grasp the writing implement for immediate and convenient use.

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    CROSS REFERENCES TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • This application claims the benefit of a Divisional Patent Application divided from pending parent application, “Ferromagnetic Carrier Plate Shopping Cart Attachment and Related Magnetic Mount Accessories”, Ser. No. 09/537,113 filed Mar. 27, 2000.[0001]
  • BACKGROUND
  • 1. Field of Invention [0002]
  • This invention deals with a magnetic holder for a common pen or writing implement, specifically a magnetic holder that additionally serves as a protective cap during transportation between remote magnetically receptive surfaces. [0003]
  • 2. Description of Prior Art [0004]
  • Pens, pencils and other hand-held writing implements are easily mislaid and subsequently covered by an assortment of materials including mail, papers, envelopes and the like making them difficult to find. Magnetic holders for securing pens to magnetically receptive surfaces are not novel. Various patents have issued in the past addressing the need for a simple magnetic solution that would eliminate the time spent searching for a handy pen or pencil, [0005]
  • In U.S. Pat. No. 2,297,806 to Paul Smith (Oct. 6, 1942) shows a magnetic pen holder provided with clasping means to secure the pen or pencil to a paperweight like mass for use on the cluttered desktop [0006]
  • U.S. Pat No. 2,594,955 issued to Albert Markowitz (Apr. 29, 1952) teaches a magnetic holder for a pen, pencil, brush handle other article of slenderized elongate proportions securing those items in an open ended sleeve. [0007]
  • U.S. Pat. No. 2,644,212 (Jul. 7, 1953) again issued to Albert Markowitz reveals another holder employing an open ended sleeve or clip-like structure to secure a pen or pencil to a complementary magnetically receptive portable clip. [0008]
  • U.S. Pat. No. 3,59,372 to J. J. McIntosh (Dec. 1, 1964) shows an opened ended, elongated, C-shaped pencil holding device. [0009]
  • U.S. Design Pat. No. 223,014 issued to Roland Longarzo (Feb. 22, 1972) shows another open ended magnetic mount pen holder. [0010]
  • U.S. Pat. No. 4,865,285 to Giancarlo Gaggianse (Sep. 12, 1989) teaches a magnetic mount decorative desk-top pen set designed to function as a two piece complementary unit. [0011]
  • And lastly, U.S. Design Pat. No. 441,021 issued to Wanda Lee Roush (Apr. 24, 2001) shows yet another clip and magnet combination. [0012]
  • None of the above referenced inventions suggest my combination magnetic mount pen holder and protective safety cap because portability between remote magnetically receptive surfaces was not an objective. [0013]
  • OBJECTS AND ADVANTAGES
  • Accordingly, several objects and advantages of my invention are: [0014]
  • (a) to provide a combination magnetic mount pen holder and cap that can be conveniently secured on magnetically receptive vertical or horizontal surfaces; [0015]
  • (b) to provide a magnetic mount pen holder that also serves as a safety cap protecting from puncture injury resulting from an uncapped point or ink leakage when transporting the writing implement in a pocket or purse; [0016]
  • (c) to provide a combination magnetic holder and cap that accomodates the user by providing a convenient standoff distance from pen to the magnetically receptive surface allowing the pen to be grasped more easily; [0017]
  • (d) to provide a magnetic holder that can secure the pen to a magnetically receptive surface with the pen point uncapped, ready to write. [0018]
  • to provide a handy magnetic writing implement holder which is easily and releaseably secured to domestic magnetically receptive surfaces as well magnetically receptive surfaces found in industrial or military environments. The combination cap and holder also provides the ability of the writing implement to be transported safely where it can then be releaseably secured to another magnetically receptive surface. Still further objects and advantages will become apparent from a consideration of the ensuing description and accompanying drawings. [0019]
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of combination magnetic mount pen holder and cap. [0020]
  • FIG. 2 shows combination pen holder/cap with writing end of pen exposed. [0021]
  • FIG. 3 shows combination pen holder/cap with writing end of pen inserted into holder.[0022]
  • PREFERRED EMBODIMENT-DESCRIPTION
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of combination magnetic mount pen holder/cap [0023] 60. Magnetic strip 62 is adhesively attached to pen holder 60 which has cylindrical cavity 63 with circular opening 64 in side 65.
  • FIG. 2 is a perspective view similar to FIG. 1 showing non-writing end [0024] 66 of pen 61 inserted into cavity 63 through circular opening 64 in holder/cap's side 65. Standoff D is distance between pen 61 and magnetically receptive surface 68.
  • FIG. 3 is a perspective view similar to FIG. 2 showing writing end [0025] 67 of pen 61 inserted into cavity 63 through circular opening 64 in holder/cap's side 65.
  • PREFERRED EMBODIMENT-OPERATION
  • FIGS. 1, 2 and [0026] 3 are straightforward showing pencil holder 60 and pencil 61 inserted into cylindrical cavity 63 of holder 60. Either end of pencil 61 can be frictionally secured in cavity 63 when the pencil is inserted through circular opening 64 in the holder's side 65. The pencil 61 and holder 60 become an integral unit for ease of use, safety of transport and magnetic mounting to vertical or horizontal magnetically receptive surfaces. The interior sides of the cavity 63 frictionally engage the pencil 61 so securely that even when the holder 60 and pencil 61 are mounted horizontally on a magnetically receptive surface, the pencil 61 remains supported by the holder above and parallel to the surface as is shown by standoff D.
  • CONCLUSIONS, RAMIFICATIONS, AND SCOPE
  • Accordingly, it can be seen that a combination magnetic mount pen and safety cap would be a great new convenience for users of any common writing implement. When the non-writing end of the pen is secured within the holder and magnetically mounted on a magnetically receptive surface such as a refrigerator door, the holder provides a convenient standoff making grasping easier and the writing end is available for immediate use. The pen can be securely placed in handy proximity for use with a magnetically mounted notepad either at home or on a shopping cart carrier plate at the store. In combination the pencil holder doubles as a safety cap protecting the user from punctures or ink leaks when the writing end of the pen is inserted into the holder for transport and use at a remote location. [0027]
  • Although the description above contains many specificities, these should not be construed as limiting the scope of the invention but as merely providing illustrations of some of the presently preferred embodiments of this invention. Various other embodiments and ramifications are possible within the scope of this invention such as using the holder/cap for a pencil, felt tip marker or any other writing implement in common use today. The combination holder and cap could also be constructed in varying shapes other than hereby disclosed. For instance, the internal cavity could be three sided to accommodate a three sided pen. The magnetic holder/cap could also be provided with the common clip used for securing the pen/cap unit to a shirt pocket. [0028]
  • Thus the scope of the invention should be determined by the appended claims and their legal equivalents, rather than by the examples given. [0029]

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  1. 25. A combination holder and protective cap for a conventional hand-held writing implement comprising;
    a solid body having at least one generally planar side,
    one or more of said planar sides having magnetic means whereby said holder/cap can be releasably mounted by said magnetic means to a magnetically receptive surface,
    said holder having an interior cavity for receiving either end of said writing implement,
    said interior cavity having gripping means whereby either end of said writing implement is secured within said interior cavity.
  2. 26. The combination holder and cap of claim 25 wherein said body is comprised of synthetic material.
  3. 27. The combination holder and cap of claim 25 wherein said body is comprised of natural material.
  4. 28. The combination holder and cap of claim 25 wherein said body is comprised of a combination of synthetic and natural material.
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