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US2895757A
US2895757A US522009A US52200955A US2895757A US 2895757 A US2895757 A US 2895757A US 522009 A US522009 A US 522009A US 52200955 A US52200955 A US 52200955A US 2895757 A US2895757 A US 2895757A
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    • G05GCONTROL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS INSOFAR AS CHARACTERISED BY MECHANICAL FEATURES ONLY
    • G05G1/00Controlling members, e.g. knobs or handles; Assemblies or arrangements thereof; Indicating position of controlling members
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10T403/32254Lockable at fixed position
    • Y10T403/32262At selected angle
    • Y10T403/32319At selected angle including pivot stud
    • Y10T403/32393At selected angle including pivot stud including bridging keeper

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July 21, 1959 w. F. KASPAR' HANDLE v Filed July 14, 1955 INVENTOR .MLL/AM f X45342 United States fit.

HANDLE William F. Kaspar, Keyport, N..l., assignor of one-half to John Charles Scoras, Union Beach, NJ.

Application July 14, 1955, Serial No. 522,009

1 Claim. (Cl. 287-98) This invention relates to handles and more particularly to a two piece pivotally connected handle. Handles such as those used for a mop are usually constructed as a single straight element and of course in house cleaning operations this precludes the use of the mop to reach under furniture without stooping or bending the body to an extremely low position. In order that this type of cleaning operation may be conducted without bending or stooping, the mop handle must either bend or break with a swivel joint to permit the mop to be readily moved under furniture.

It is an object of this invention to provide a handle that will break to permit a pivotal action and thus provide a more eificient mop.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a handle that may be locked as a single rigid handle or may be released to permit the breaking of the handle so that the two sections of the handle will lie on difierent axes.

Other objects of this invention may be apparent by reference to the accompanying detailed description and the drawings in which Fig. l is an elevational view of the handle,

Fig. 2 is a partial view of the pivotal handle joint in an angle position,

Fig. 3 is an elevational view taken on line 3-3 of Fig 2,

Fig. 4 is a view taken on line 44 of Fig. 2 and,

Fig. 5 illustrates an elevational view of a further embodiment of this invention.

Referring to the drawings and particularly Fig. 1 there is illustrated a handle that may be used for a mop, brush or similar device in which the handle is provided with a thread 11 at one end thereof for attachment to the device in which it is to be used with. In this embodiment the handle 10 is provided in two sections 12 and 14. Referring to Fig. 2 the connecting joint is shown in an angle position in which the portion 14 is pivotally connected to the portion 12 by a pin 15. Re ferring to Fig. 3 it is apparent that portion 14 is provided with a projecting upper end 16 through which an aperture 17 is provided while the portion 12, Fig. 4, is provided with a slot 18 at one end thereof and a pair of apertures 19 and 29 positioned in alignment through the end of element 12. The apertures 19, 20 and 17 are shown in alignment and the pin is mounted in a fixed relation in these apertures so that element 14 may be moved pivotally with respect to element 12. A sleeve or collar 21 is fitted about element 12 and elements 12 and 14 are provided with the same external diameter so that sleeve 21 will snugly fit both elements and can be slideably moved from the position illustrated in Fig. 1 to the position illustrated in Fig. 2 and back again as desired. The movement of sleeve 21 may be restricted that is, a pin 22 is provided in element 12 and a slot 23 is provided in sleeve 21 so that element 21 may be moved with relation to pin 22 downward until the end of the slot abuts with pin 22 as illustrated in Fig. 1.

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Slot 23 is provided with a bayonet type of lock at its opposite end so that element 21 may be moved in an opposite direction as illustrated in Fig. 2 and rotated slightly to lock element 21 in the position as illustrated in Fig. 2. This is to retain element 21 out of the way when the handle is used in any of the angular positions, one element being at an angle to the other element.

It is apparent that in use handle 10 as shown in Fig. 1 may be atfixed to a mop or brush or other such device by threadably securing the end 11 to the device or in the event a special connection is necessary end 11 may be threaded to an element (not shown) to make the necessary connection. In such use the device is similar to all present straight handles. However, in order that the handle may be used for mopping or scrubbing under furniture or appliances that are difiicult to get under with a straight handle, the sleeve element 21 may be retracted to the position illustrated in Fig. 2 and by turning locked in this position, the handle 10 will then be pivotal in one plane to permit moving the lower portion of the handle 14- to any angular position down to a parallel relationship with the floor to thus permit easy access to the space under furniture or appliances.

A further embodiment of this invention is illustrated in Fig. 5 in which there are provided two portions of a handle 10A the upper portion 12A and the lower portion 14A. The lower portion of the handle 12A is provided with a threaded end 25 while the upper portion of the handle 14A is provided with a threaded end 26. The threaded portions 25 and 26 are mating threads and a sleeve 21A is provided to fit over the threaded portions 25 and 26. Sleeve 21A is provided with an internal thread 27 to mate with the threads 25 and 26. Element 21A should be constructed so that the threaded engagement is a fairly tight frictional fit or element 21A may be provided with plastic or rubber inserts 28 to insure a frictional gripping action between the sleeve 21A and the threaded ends 25 and 26. It is apparent that element 21A when turned in a clockwise direction will move downward and when turned in a counter-clockwise direction will move upward. Element 21A may be retracted until it abuts with either shoulder 29 of element 12A or 30 of element 14A. In this embodiment elements 12A and 14A must be pivotally connected in the same manner as elements 12 and 14 of Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Although handle 10 has been described in connection with a mop or brush or similar device it may be fitted to any floor bearing device such as a vacuum cleaner or polisher without departing from the spirit of this invention and although the handle 10 is shown with a sleeve 21 that is slideable from one position to another, the sleeve 21 may also be constructed as shown in the further embodiment with an internal thread while elements 12 and 14 are provided with a mating external thread thus permitting the setting of sleeve 21 to either side of the joint allowing movement thereof.

Various changes may be incorporated such as the shape of portion 12; it may be a straight handle or a specially designed handle without departing from the spirit of this invention and this invention shall be limited only by the appended claim.

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A two piece handle in which the two pieces are joined by a pivot joint and in which the abutting ends of said pieces are provided with a similar thread and a sleeve threadably secured on said threaded ends, means to rotate said sleeve in either direction to a retracted position on one of said pieces to permit the pivot joint to break and means to rotate said sleeve in an opposite direction to move said sleeve back over said pivot joint 3 and retain said handle pieces in alignmentv with each 1,977,180, other. 2,013,192 2,029,484 References Cited in the file of thls patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 5 890,894 Ehrhart et a1. June 16, 1908 487900 1,841,835 McHugh Jan. 19, 1932 4 Forbes Oct. 16, 1934 Smith Sept. 3, 1935 Howard et a1. Feb. 4, 1936 FOREIGN PATENTS Canada Nov. 11, 1952

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US3216391A (en) * 1964-09-08 1965-11-09 Terence M Jones Spider craft
US4367872A (en) * 1980-09-18 1983-01-11 Herbert Langston Athletic accessory
US4574726A (en) * 1984-07-17 1986-03-11 Sullivan Jeremiah F Portable temporary emergency distress signal
US4611945A (en) * 1985-06-07 1986-09-16 Diego Dennis F Articulating joint for folding tubular sections
US4684156A (en) * 1986-07-30 1987-08-04 The United States Of America As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration Preloaded space structural coupling joint
US4768303A (en) * 1987-02-02 1988-09-06 Baylink Carroll J Connector apparatus
US4806042A (en) * 1987-11-19 1989-02-21 The Fluorocarbon Company Quick-disconnect rigid coupling
US4917322A (en) * 1989-04-03 1990-04-17 Combs Linsey L Barbed wire caddy
US5011176A (en) * 1989-10-23 1991-04-30 Flexi-Hitch, Inc. Adjustable trailer coupling
US5108437A (en) * 1988-09-14 1992-04-28 Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc. Modular prosthesis
US6061864A (en) * 1995-11-23 2000-05-16 Ensson; Lars Johnny Mop frame assembly
US6164803A (en) * 1999-10-25 2000-12-26 Attwood Corporation Fold-up navigation light
US20030000039A1 (en) * 2001-06-28 2003-01-02 Jean Charles Incorporated Mesh sponge assembly with hinged handle
US20040244352A1 (en) * 2003-02-01 2004-12-09 Dirk Weichholdt Crop divider
US20060230540A1 (en) * 2003-05-22 2006-10-19 Mary Whelan Patient hand support aid for bed
US7182042B1 (en) * 2003-08-27 2007-02-27 Anderson Charles H Support pole with pipe-hinge slide lock
US20070158525A1 (en) * 2003-08-27 2007-07-12 Anderson Charles H Reinforced pipe-hinge slide lock
US20070209963A1 (en) * 2006-03-07 2007-09-13 Savage Dennis D Self-contained washing device
EP1877694A2 (en) * 2005-04-12 2008-01-16 Tiffen Acquisition, LLC Folding hinge
US20080216262A1 (en) * 2007-03-09 2008-09-11 Brook Kennedy Cleaning device including a pivot joint
US20100257682A1 (en) * 2009-04-10 2010-10-14 Hung-Yu Huang Foldable toothbrush
US8726623B2 (en) 2013-08-16 2014-05-20 Divider Hinges Llc Crop divider hinge kit and method
US9909617B1 (en) * 2017-01-23 2018-03-06 Dowco, Inc. Hinge

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US890894A (en) * 1908-02-11 1908-06-16 William H Ehrhart Bit-extender.
US1841835A (en) * 1931-01-17 1932-01-19 Frank J Mchugh Window washing device
US1977180A (en) * 1933-06-15 1934-10-16 Gertrude K Forbes Handle
US2013192A (en) * 1932-11-23 1935-09-03 Smith Thomas Sidney Joint fitting for sun umbbella poles
US2029484A (en) * 1933-03-18 1936-02-04 John R Howard Fishing rod
CA487900A (en) * 1952-11-11 Jordan Frank Window cleaning device

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CA487900A (en) * 1952-11-11 Jordan Frank Window cleaning device
US890894A (en) * 1908-02-11 1908-06-16 William H Ehrhart Bit-extender.
US1841835A (en) * 1931-01-17 1932-01-19 Frank J Mchugh Window washing device
US2013192A (en) * 1932-11-23 1935-09-03 Smith Thomas Sidney Joint fitting for sun umbbella poles
US2029484A (en) * 1933-03-18 1936-02-04 John R Howard Fishing rod
US1977180A (en) * 1933-06-15 1934-10-16 Gertrude K Forbes Handle

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3216391A (en) * 1964-09-08 1965-11-09 Terence M Jones Spider craft
US4367872A (en) * 1980-09-18 1983-01-11 Herbert Langston Athletic accessory
US4574726A (en) * 1984-07-17 1986-03-11 Sullivan Jeremiah F Portable temporary emergency distress signal
US4611945A (en) * 1985-06-07 1986-09-16 Diego Dennis F Articulating joint for folding tubular sections
US4684156A (en) * 1986-07-30 1987-08-04 The United States Of America As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration Preloaded space structural coupling joint
US4768303A (en) * 1987-02-02 1988-09-06 Baylink Carroll J Connector apparatus
US4806042A (en) * 1987-11-19 1989-02-21 The Fluorocarbon Company Quick-disconnect rigid coupling
US5108437A (en) * 1988-09-14 1992-04-28 Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc. Modular prosthesis
US4917322A (en) * 1989-04-03 1990-04-17 Combs Linsey L Barbed wire caddy
US5011176A (en) * 1989-10-23 1991-04-30 Flexi-Hitch, Inc. Adjustable trailer coupling
US6061864A (en) * 1995-11-23 2000-05-16 Ensson; Lars Johnny Mop frame assembly
US6164803A (en) * 1999-10-25 2000-12-26 Attwood Corporation Fold-up navigation light
US20030000039A1 (en) * 2001-06-28 2003-01-02 Jean Charles Incorporated Mesh sponge assembly with hinged handle
US20040244352A1 (en) * 2003-02-01 2004-12-09 Dirk Weichholdt Crop divider
US7051503B2 (en) * 2003-02-01 2006-05-30 Deere & Company Crop divider
US20060230540A1 (en) * 2003-05-22 2006-10-19 Mary Whelan Patient hand support aid for bed
US7182042B1 (en) * 2003-08-27 2007-02-27 Anderson Charles H Support pole with pipe-hinge slide lock
US20070158525A1 (en) * 2003-08-27 2007-07-12 Anderson Charles H Reinforced pipe-hinge slide lock
EP1877694A2 (en) * 2005-04-12 2008-01-16 Tiffen Acquisition, LLC Folding hinge
EP1877694A4 (en) * 2005-04-12 2010-09-15 Tiffen Co Llc Folding hinge
US20070209963A1 (en) * 2006-03-07 2007-09-13 Savage Dennis D Self-contained washing device
US20090183329A1 (en) * 2007-03-09 2009-07-23 Helen Of Troy Limited Cleaning device including a pivot joint
US7640617B2 (en) * 2007-03-09 2010-01-05 Helen Of Troy Limited Cleaning device including a pivot joint
US20080216262A1 (en) * 2007-03-09 2008-09-11 Brook Kennedy Cleaning device including a pivot joint
US20100257682A1 (en) * 2009-04-10 2010-10-14 Hung-Yu Huang Foldable toothbrush
US8074319B2 (en) * 2009-04-10 2011-12-13 Hung-Yu Huang Foldable toothbrush
US8726623B2 (en) 2013-08-16 2014-05-20 Divider Hinges Llc Crop divider hinge kit and method
US9909617B1 (en) * 2017-01-23 2018-03-06 Dowco, Inc. Hinge

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