US2805870A - Combination note pad index and article holder - Google Patents

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US2805870A
US2805870A US494037A US49403755A US2805870A US 2805870 A US2805870 A US 2805870A US 494037 A US494037 A US 494037A US 49403755 A US49403755 A US 49403755A US 2805870 A US2805870 A US 2805870A
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Sept 10, 1957 AIMEs 2,805,870
COMBINATION NOTE PAD INDEX AND ARTICLE HOLDER Filed March 14, 1955 INVENTOR.
FRANCIS M.AIME5 COli/IBINATKON NOTE PAD INDEX AND ARTICLE HOLDER 1 Francis M. Aimes, Chatharn, N. i Application March 14, 1955, seria 'N -94,os7
' 3 Claims. (Cl. 281-15 I V This invention relates to what might be termed a desk accessory in the form of a combination device, for holding a memorandum pad for the movable support of index cards and storage for other articles. More particularly, the invention deals with a device of the character described, comprising three primary parts, namely a casing and cover part and a pad gripper part yieldably supported in connection with and movable with the cover part.
Still more particularly, the invention deals with a device of the character described, wherein the three primary parts can be moulded from plastic material, thus minimizing the cost of production and ultimate selling price of the device.
The novel features of the invention will be best understood from the following description, when taken together with the accompanying drawing, in which certain embodiments of the invention are disclosed and, in whichQthe separate parts are designated by suitable reference characters in each of the views and, in which:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of a device made according to my invention, with parts of the construction broken away.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged broken section, substantially on the line 22 of Fig. l, and diagrammatically illustrating the use of one of the parts of the device; and
Fig. 3 is a detailed section, substantially on the line 33 of Fig. 1.
In practice, I provide three basic moulded parts, namely a casing part 10, a cover part 11, and a gripper part 12. T he casing is oblong and rectangular in form and is defined by a bottom wall 13, a back wall 14 and side wall portions 15, defined by inner and outer side wall parts 16 and 17, as shown in section at the left of Fig. 1 of the drawing. It will be understood that both side wall portions 15 are of the same construction and the inner and outer walls 16 and 17 of these side wall portions are joined by top walls 13; whereas, the bottom of the side wall portions are open between the inner and outer walls, thus forming longitudinal channels throughout the length of the side wall portions.
The front of the casing is open, as indicated at 19, at the right of Fig. 2 of the drawing. Extending across the central portion of the casing 10 is a transverse partition wall 20, having a pair of forwardly, downwardly and, again, forwardly extending hook members 21, the lower portion 22 of which is in alinement with the bottom wall 13 and these hook members are disposed in a transverse opening 23 formed in the bottom wall, as clearly noted in Figs. 1 and 2. This construction facilitates mounting of address, telephone or other index cards 24 upon the hook-shaped members 22, in other words, free passage of the apertures 25 in the cards 24 over the hook-shaped members for positioning in the manner diagrammatically seen in Fig. 2 of the drawing.
These hook-shaped members 22 have rounded upper corner portions, as noted at 26 in Fig. 2 of the drawing, to facilitate movement of the cards from the front compartment 27 of the device over rear compartments 28 and 29, when the cover 11 is in open position. The comisrate Q partments 28 and 29 are formed between the partition wall 20 and another transverse partition wall 30, inwardly of the back wall 14 of the casing, as clearly noted in Fig. 2 of the drawing.
Adjacent surfaces of the walls 20 and 30 have spaced pairs of ribs, forming channels 31, in which a removable partition wall 32 is adapted to be placed in controlling relative sizes of the two compartments 28 and29.
The compartments 28 and 29 can be utilized for the storage of other desk accessory items, such for example as paper clips, pen points, erasers and the like.
Considering now Fig. 1 f the drawing, it willlappear that two partitionwalls 33 extend-between thewall 30 and the back wall 14 of the casing, forming anotherl-ong compartment 34 between the partitions 33 and also substantially rectangular spaces 35 between the partitions 33 and the inner wall 16 of the side wall portions 15. One of the spaces 35 is shown in full in Fig. 1 of the drawing and also shown in section in Fig. 2 of the drawing.
The back wall 14 is cutout in alinement with the spaces 35 to reeceive tongue-like portions 36 on the rear wall 37 of the cover part 11. The top wall 38 of the cover 11 joins the rear Wall 37 in a transverse pivot channel 39, opening through the upper surface of the wall 318, the channel 39 being partially formed by a raised flange 40 extending along the sides of the cover and along the backwall of the cover, as clearly noted in Fig. 1 of the drawing. This raised flange recesses the cover 11 to receive a note pad, a small portion of the bound upper edge of the pad being indicated at 41 in Fig. 2 of the drawing. This bound edge portion 41 of the pad is adapted to be engaged and held in position by the gripper part 12, with side edges of the pad 41 disposed within the flanges 40.
The gripper part 12 comprises a transverse top wall portion 42, having a forward gripper edge 43 and a downwardly extending rear pivot wall portion 44, which is adapted to seat in the pivot groove 39 in pivotal or swinging movement of the part 12 on the cover in'moving the part 12 into position for attaching or detaching a'pad 41 with the device.
The top wall portion 42 of the gripper part '12 has, adjacent the end portions thereof, downwardly extending and tapered cones 45, forming sockets for mounting of pens and pencils in connection therewith. These cones extending downwardly and freely through apertures 46 in the wall 38. Around the apertures 46 and spaced therefrom are annular flanges 47 forming socket seats for conical springs 48. The springs 43 are arranged upon inner end portions of the cones 45 and the other ends of the springs 48 seat conical cups 49 fixed to the inner ends of the cones 45, as by means of screws 50. Only one of the cones 45 and the associated structures are shown in detail in Fig. 2 of the drawing. It will be apparent, however, that the other cone, as Well as associated parts at the other side of the device, will be of similar construction. in use, it will appear that a finger of the hand can be passed upwardly through one or both of the openings 35 to engage the lower ends of the cones 45 to raise the same against the tension of the springs 48 in the operation of inserting a pad bneath or removing the same from the gripper edge 43 of the gripper part 12. In the aforesaid operation of the part 12, this part swings in the pivot channel 39.
The lower surface of the wall 38 of the cover part 11 also includes a depending flange along the front and side edge portions thereof, as noted at 51. This flange is arranged in close proximity to and inwardly of the inner wall 16, so as to aline the cover part 11 upon the casing part. At the rear portion of the cover part 11, the flanges 51 are enlarged to form rectangular downwardly directed pivot bearing portions 52, one of which is clearly seen in Fig. 3 of the drawing. These pivot portions are free from the back wall 37 of the cover part 11, as clearly noted by the slot 53 in Fig. 3. This provides free flexure of the pivot bearings 52. H -These pivotibearings'havetapertures 54 for receiving pivotpins- 55 extending inwardly from the inner walls :16 o f ;'the casing part-.10. lt-ispreferred that the pivot bearings 52 have inwardly curved lower edge portions'56 :to facilitate assemblage .of the cover partll with the casing-part by simply tension-ally moving the pivot bearing portions sl downwardly over the pivot pins 55, until said pins snap into-the apertures 54. Here again, only one of the pivot bearings is shown in detail in Fig. 3, but it will be understood that the opposed side of the device includes a similagpivot mounting of the cover part with the casing part. The pivot-bearing portions 52 are arranged and operate in the openings 35.
-It-will be noted, froma considerat on of Figs. 1 and2 of the drawing, that the cover part 11 has, centrally of the forward edge thereof, a protruding rounded fingerpiece lip 57, facilitating movement or" the cover part into raised .position.
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1. A desk accessory device, comprising three primary parts, namely a casing part, cover part andpad gripper part, the casing part being defined by integral bottom, back and .side walls, the side walls having spaced inner .and outer wall parts joined by a top wall, defining chanpart, the casing part being defined by integral bottom, back and sidewalls, the side walls having'spaced inner and outer wall parts joined by a top wall, defining channels along the sides of the casing, the front of the casing being open, the cover part, adjacent the back wall of the casing, having yieldable pivot bearings arranged within and adjacent inner parts of the side walls, said inner parts of the side walls having pivot pins engaging said bearings for pivotal-mounting of the coverpart on said casing, said pad gripper part having spaced means for yieldably supporting the gripper part in engagement with the cover part adjacent the rear portion of the casing, said gripper part andcover part having interengaging pivotiportions for swingable mountingof the gripper part on the cover part, the cover part'having a pair of spaced apertures for reception of said means, said means of the gripper part comprising a pair of downwardly extending cones, means supportingcoil springs on the cones and engaging thecover part for tensionally supportingthe. grippertpart in operative position, and thetcasing part having openings adjacenttthe back wall thereof and extending through. the bottom of the easing, into whichsaid cones extend to render thetcones accessible for manual movement of the gripper part into inoperative position.
nels along the sides of the casing, the front of the casing being .open, the cover part, adjacent the back wall of the casing, having yieldable pivot bearings arranged within and adjacent inner parts of the side walls, said inner parts of the side walls having pivot pins engaging said bearings 'for pivotal mounting of the cover part on said '1' casing, said padgripper part having spaced means for yieldably supporting the gripper part in engagement with the cover part adjacent the rear portion of the casing, said gripper part and cover part having interengaging pivot portions .for swingable mounting of the gripper part on the cover part, the cover part having a pair of spaced ape .tures for reception of said means, said means of the gripper part comprising a pair of downwardly extending .cones, and means supporting coil springs on the cones and engaging the cover part for tensionally supporting the gripper part in operative position.
2. A desk accessory device, comprising three primary parts, namely a casing part, cover part and pad gripper 3. A desk accessory device of the character described, comprisingthrec primary moulded plastic parts, said parts comprising a casing, a cover and a gripper, integral 1cooperating means onthe casing and cover parts hingcdly coupling the cover. part on the casing part, the last named means of the cover part comprising yield-able pivot bearings, interengaging pivot'means between the cover part and gripper part-for pivotally winging the gripper part on the cover part, a member on the gripper part extending downwardly through an aperture in the cover part, and a spring on'said member and bearing on the lower surface of the cover part to normallyretain thegripper part in .operative position on the cover part, while permittingtmovementofthe gripper part into-raised position.
'References Cited in the file 'ofthis patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,417,879 Merritt Mar. 25, 1947 FOREIGN PATENTS 548,736 Germany Apr. 18, 1932
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US3266819A (en) * 1964-11-23 1966-08-16 Alice R Huff Memo pad attachment for telephone
US3610662A (en) * 1969-01-17 1971-10-05 Peter M Schatz Notepad holder
US5203451A (en) * 1992-02-14 1993-04-20 Short Ii Don L Stationary holder for work-site environment

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US2417879A (en) * 1945-05-21 1947-03-25 Merritt Charles Edwin Clip board

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US2417879A (en) * 1945-05-21 1947-03-25 Merritt Charles Edwin Clip board

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US3266819A (en) * 1964-11-23 1966-08-16 Alice R Huff Memo pad attachment for telephone
US3610662A (en) * 1969-01-17 1971-10-05 Peter M Schatz Notepad holder
US5203451A (en) * 1992-02-14 1993-04-20 Short Ii Don L Stationary holder for work-site environment

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