US2708115A - Ring puzzle device - Google Patents

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US2708115A
US2708115A US45111454A US2708115A US 2708115 A US2708115 A US 2708115A US 45111454 A US45111454 A US 45111454A US 2708115 A US2708115 A US 2708115A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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May 10, 1955 E. o. NORDBY RING PUZZLE DEVICE Filed Aug. 20, 1954 INVENTOR.

O. NQOEY This invention relates to puzzles, and more particularly to a ring puzzle.

A main object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved ring puzzle device which is relatively simple in construction, which involves only a few parts, and which provides an interesting and amusing puzzle which is fairly difficult to solve, which nevertheless has a specific and straightforward solution.

A further object of the invention is to provide an improved ring puzzle device which involves inexpensive components which may be readily and cheaply manufactured with simple machinery, which provides a considerable amount of entertainment for the user, and which presents an interesting problem to a person not familiar with the solution of the puzzle device.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent. from the following description and claims, and from the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure l is a front elevational view of a puzzle device according to the present invention, shown with the inner ring arranged substantially concentric with and coplanar with the outer ring and being engaged through the loops of the bail member.

Figure 2 is an end elevational view of the puzzle device of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a top plan View of the puzzle device of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a front elevational view of the device of Figure 1 in an early stage of the procedure of disengaging the inner ring from the outer ring and the loop of the bail member.

Figure 5 is a front elevational view showing a further stage of the solution of the puzzle device.

Figure 6 is a front elevational view showing the ring member in a still further stage of disengagement.

Figure 7 is a front elevational view showing the inner ring member in its last stage of disengagement prior to the removal of the inner ring member from the bail member to produce the final solution of the puzzle.

Referring to the drawings, and more particularly to Figures 1, 2 and 3, the puzzle device, shown generally at 11, comprises a continuous inner ring 12, and substantially larger outer ring 13 which is open at a portion thereof shown at 14, defining an upper arm portion 24 and a lower arm portion 25, and a continuous bail member 15 having three adjacent loops 16, 17 and 18 extending at substantial angles to each other. As shown in Figure 2, the loops may be substantially rectangular in form and may be of a size large enough to freely receive the outer ring 13 with the inner ring 12 arranged concentrically and coplanar therewith.

The respective outer loops 16 and 18 of the bail member terminate in respective straight arm portions 19 and 20 which are of substantial length and which project substantially in opposite directions from the loops, as shown in Figure 2. The length of the arm portions 19 and 20 United States Patent 2,708,115 Patented May 10, 1955 are of the same order as the diameter of the inner loop 12 and may be equal to or slightly smaller than said diameter.

Designated at 21 is a bracket member having a loop 22 which is rotatably engaged in a reduced portion in the outer ring member 13 located diametrically opposite the open portion 14 of said ring 13. The bracket member 21 is formed with an eye 23 which rotatably and slidably engages the loop 16 of bail 15, as is clearly shown in Figure 1.

Respective loops 16, 17 and 18 are arranged in planes which are substantially perpendicular to the plane of the outer ring 13, the planes of the respective loops 16, 17 and 18 being at substantial angles, of the order of ninety degrees, with respect to each other.

The device may be initially arranged as shown in Figure 1, with the inner ring 12 disposed substantially concentrically with the outer ring 13, and extending through the respective loops 16, 17 and 18, as illustrated. The object of the device is to disengage the inner ring 12 from the other portions of the device without forcing or distorting any parts of the device. This may be accomplished as follows:

1. The inner ring 12 may be moved to the right from the position of Figure 1 and placed behind the upper arm portion 24- and then passed through the opening 14 in the outer ring 13, as shown in Figure 4.

2. The inner ring 12 is then unhooked behind the arm 20.

3. The inner ring 12 is then rotated to bring said inner ring against the arm 1% below the arm 19, as shown in Figure 5, the upper portion of the inner ring 12 overlying the upper portion of the outer ring 13 and passing through the loop 17.

4. The arm 19 is then moved rearwardly and unhooked from the inner ring 12, being moved downwardly therefrom from the position of Figure 5.

5. The ring 12 is then passed around the loop 18 and through the opening 14 as shown in Figure 6.

6. The ring 12 is then rotated on the loop 17 to the position thereof shown in Figure 7.

7. The ring 12 may then be slid and rotated along the loop 17 toward the loop 18, and around the loop 18 toward and off the arm 20, to complete the disengagement of the inner ring 12 and to free it from the other elements of the device.

The ring 12 may be replaced to bring it back to the position thereof shown in Figure 1 by merely reversing the procedure above described.

While a specific embodiment of an improved ring puzzle device has been disclosed in the foregoing description, it will be understood that various modifications within the spirit of the invention may occur to those skilled in the art. Therefore it is intended that no limitations be placed on the invention except as defined by the scope of the ap pended claims.

What is claimed is:

l. A ring puzzle device comprising a continuous inner ring, a substantially larger outer ring open at a portion thereof, a continuous bail member having three adjacent loops extending at substantial angles to each other and having spaced straight ends projecting substantially in opposite directions, and means rotatably secured to the intermediate portion of said outer ring and rotatably and slidably connected to said bail member, said inner ring being engageable in said three loops and being receivable within said outer ring.

2. A ring puzzle device comprising a continuous inner ring, a substantially larger outer ring open at a portion thereof, a continuous bail member having three adjacent loops extending at substantial angles to each other and having spaced straight ends projecting substantially in opposite directions, and means rotatably secured to the portion of said outer ring opposite the opening in said outer ring and rotatably and slidably connected to said bail member, said inner ring being engageable in said three loops and being receivable within said outerr ing.

3. A ring puzzle device comprising a continuous inner ring, a substantially larger outer ring open at a portion thereof, a continuous bail member having three adjacent loops extending at substantial angles to each other, the outer two loops terminating in respective straight arm portions projecting substantially in opposite directions, and means rotatably secured to the portion of said outer ring opposite the opening in said outer ring and rotatably and slidably connected to one of the loops of said bail member,

said inner ring being engageable in said three loops and being receivable substantially in coplanar concentric relation to and within said outer ring.

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US953908A (en) * 1909-05-24 1910-04-05 Rufus Lee Hicks Puzzle.
US1235966A (en) * 1917-01-06 1917-08-07 Henry G Frazier Puzzle.
US1327388A (en) * 1919-09-04 1920-01-06 Ince Frank Leslie Puzzle
US1331181A (en) * 1919-05-10 1920-02-17 Bodnar Anthony Keyless lock

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US953908A (en) * 1909-05-24 1910-04-05 Rufus Lee Hicks Puzzle.
US1235966A (en) * 1917-01-06 1917-08-07 Henry G Frazier Puzzle.
US1331181A (en) * 1919-05-10 1920-02-17 Bodnar Anthony Keyless lock
US1327388A (en) * 1919-09-04 1920-01-06 Ince Frank Leslie Puzzle

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