US2939468A - Utility peg - Google Patents

Utility peg Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US2939468A
US2939468A US802214A US80221459A US2939468A US 2939468 A US2939468 A US 2939468A US 802214 A US802214 A US 802214A US 80221459 A US80221459 A US 80221459A US 2939468 A US2939468 A US 2939468A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
clamping
peg
ground
shaft
utility
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
US802214A
Inventor
Andrew S Boyce
Original Assignee
Andrew S Boyce
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Andrew S Boyce filed Critical Andrew S Boyce
Priority to US802214A priority Critical patent/US2939468A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US2939468A publication Critical patent/US2939468A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
    • E04H15/00Tents or canopies, in general
    • E04H15/32Parts, components, construction details, accessories, interior equipment, specially adapted for tents, e.g. guy-line equipment, skirts, thresholds
    • E04H15/62Pegs, stakes or the like
    • 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
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/34Combined diverse multipart fasteners
    • Y10T24/3427Clasp
    • Y10T24/3428Clasp having pivoted 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
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/34Combined diverse multipart fasteners
    • Y10T24/3427Clasp
    • Y10T24/3459Clasp and penetrating prong

Description

June 7, 1960 A. s. BOYCE 2,939,468

UTILITY PEG Filed March as, 1959 INVEN TOR. ANDREW S. BOYCE ATTORNEY United States Patent This invention relates to the art of clamping members and in particular has reference to .an improved typeof ground stake'that will secure coverings in place with respect to the ground with a minimal amount of effort.

, In picnicking or bathing at the beach, a blanket or other ground covering is oftentimes used by persons to sit upon and frequently such groundcoverings' receive plates and the like when the same are used during a picnic, for example. It has often been found in these cases that the blankets or other-ground coverings will be blown about ;by the wind,'with the result that considerable difiiculty is encountered in keeping the blanket in place on the ground.

In Hill Patent 2,840,092, issued June 24, 1958, a clamping device intended for use in securing blankets, etc., in place on the ground was disclosed. While the Hill patent teaches pins of the particular nature involved herein, the structure thereof has been found disadvantageous for several reasons.

First and foremost, the same requires a specially formed shaft member and further requires that this shaft member slidably receive thereon a clamping member in the form of a clothes pin. The method of assembly of this unit is not discussed in the patent.

Because of the fact that the two halves of the clothes pin element must move relatively of each other and the supporting shaft during use, it has been found that difficulty will be encountered in opening and closing the device when the same is positioned in the ground.

Additionally, when the Hill device is positioned in the ground and clamping an article, it is difficult, if not impossible, to remove the clamping device from the ground without disengaging the cloth being held by the same.

It has been found that the above noted dis-advantages can the obviated by providing a simpler type of clamping arrangement wherein one of the clamping surfaces is defined by the ground stake per se, while the other, relatively movable clamping surface, is pivoted to the stake, with the result that only two main component parts are provided, with these parts being operated by a biasing spring that interconnects the members.

In addition to reducing the number of elements required to produce a satisfactory device, it has been found that the providing of the clamping head on the stake also permits the formation of a finger gripping surface that may be utilized to remove the stake from the ground without interference with the overall holding properties of the device. a

Production of a low-cost utility peg having the above advantages accordingly becomes the principal object of this invention, with other objects becoming more apparent upon a reading of the following brief specification,

considered and interpreted in the light of the accompanying drawings.

Of the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a series of utility pegs of the invention being employed to hold a blanket in place on the ground.

2,933,468 Patented June 7, 1960 Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the lines 2-2 of Figure 1. r

Figure 3 is a perspective view .of the improved utility Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the lines 4-4 of Figure 3. a Refer-ring now to the drawings and in partciular to Figures 2 and 3 thereof, itwill be seen that the utility peg, generally designated by the numeral 10, is defined by an elongatestake section 11 and a clamping head section 12; the arrangement being such that the clamping head 12 is'pivotedwith respect to the enlarged head portion 13 of member 11 by use of spring 25. In'this fashion, the gripping surfaces of members 12 and 13 will be normally. biased into contact with each other.

Referring again to Figures 2 and 3, it will be seen that the stake portion .11 includes. an elongate shaft 14 having a pointed end 14a, with the shaft 14 preferably having a generally stellate cross-sectional configuration, as shown best in Figure 4 of the drawings.

The enlarged head portion 13 further includes first and second gripping surfaces 15 and 16, with these grip- .ping surfaces preferably flaringoutwardly from shaft 14,

asshown in Figure 2.

A gripping surface 20, of generally elongate flat rectangular configuration, extends through a plane that is substantially normal to the longitudinal direction of the shaft 14 and, manner, one longitudinal edge 20a thereof overlies the shaft 14, as shown in Figures 2 and 3. A series of transverse ribs 21, 21 are provided on the -gripping surfaces 20, while an arcuate undercut 22 is provided adjacent one longitudinal end thereof for reception of the spring 25, as shown -in Figures 2 and 3. A chamfered or cut-off area, designated by the numeral 23 is shown extending between the gripping surfaces 16 and the arcuate undercut 22, and in this fashion, clearance is provided for the portion 12a of clamping head 12 when the same is moved to release position, as shown in chain-dotted lines in Figure 2 of the drawings.

The clamping head 12 is also shown in Figures 2 and 3 as being of generally elongate configuration so as to define a clamping surface 30 that is again provided-with transversely extending raised ribs 31, 31, with the ribs 31, 31 mating with ribs 21, 21 when the arcuate socket 32 is positioned over spring 25, as shown in Figures 2 and 3. A raised rib portion 33 facilitates pivoting of the clamping head 12 around the pivot point that is defined by the spring 25. It is to be understood that if desired, the ribs 31, 31 could, for example, mesh with ribs 21, 21 to provide improved holding power.

With regard to the construction of spring 25, the same includes a coiled base section 25a having radially extending arms 25b and 250, each of which is provided with a hooked end as shown in the drawings. In this fashion, the hook end of the arm 25b may be passed through an appropriate aperture in clamping head 12, while, in like fashion, the hook end of arm 25c may be passed through an opening in the enlarged head portion (see Figure 2).

In use or operation of the improved clamping device, it is merely necessary that the blanket be layed out to its approximate position on the ground and at this time the clamping ribs 21, 21 and 31, 31 may be positioned against opposed sides of an edge surface thereof by first moving the head 12 to the chain-dotted line position of Figure 2 and then allowing release thereof for clamping of the edge between the ribs 21, 21 and 31, 31, which have been moved towards each other by spring 25. When a series of pegs have been so positioned on the four corners of the blanket, for example, the shaft portions 14 remove the peg from the ground, the user merely slips one or more fingers between the ground and the surfaces 15 and 16 and asserts a lifting pressure to easily remove the peg and blanket with respect to the ground. During this removal, it will be seen that no force-is being-asserted'to disturb the clamping action, with the result that after removal of the pegs, the,blanket may be quickly and easily detached by applying finger pressure against rib 33 to effectuate a pivoting to release the jaws ofithe clamping member. i

While :a full and complete description of the invention has been made in'accordance with the dictates of the patent statutes, it is to be understood that the "invention is not intended to be so limited.

Accordingly, while the preferred embodiment envisions the use of a plastic material formed with ribsand lightweight, rigid type of construction, it is to' be understood that the principles employed could be equally used with other materials, shapes and 'forms' Similarly, while the utility peg'has been illustrated as having a preferred use in connection with the retaining of a beach covering in place, it is to be understood that the uses of the device are not to be construed as being limited to the embodiment disclosed. Thus, the peg may be used forthe holding of name plates for plant identification or for the holding of directional signs in gardens. Similarly, the peg maybe used .in connection with extension. tubes of varying lengths for the purpose .of

providing shade in localized regions as is thersituation in the shading of sun-sensitive gardens.

Accordingly, where appropriate modifications of the invention may be resorted to without departing from the spirit hereof or the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A peg member of the character described, comprising; an elongate shaft having one end pointed and having an enlarged head portion provided at the opposed end thereof; a first elongate clamping surface defined by said enlarged head portion and being disposed in a plane that is substantially normal to the longitudinal dimension of said shaft, with at least one longitudinal edge thereof overhanging said shaft; at least one gripping surface flaring outwardly from said shaft for juncture with said overhanging edge of said first'clamping surface; a clamping head including a second elongate clamping surface; and spring means releasably and pivotally securing said clamping head to said enlarged head portion, with said first and second clamping surfaces being aligned and being normally urged into contact with each other.

2. A peg member of thecharacter described, comprising; an elongate shaft having one end pointed and having an enlarged head portion provided at the opposed end thereof; a first elongate clamping surface defined by said enlarged head portion and being disposed in a plane that is substantially normal to the longitudinal dimension of said shaft, with at least one longitudinal edge thereof overhanging said shaft; opposed gripping surfaces flaring outwardly from said shaft for juncture with opposed peripheral portions of said enlarged head portion; a clamping head including asecond elongate clamping surface; and springmeans releasably and pivotally securing said clamping head to said enlarged head portion, with said first and second clamping surfaces being aligned and beingnormally urged into contact with each other.

- 3. The device of claim 2 further characterized by the fact that one said gripping surface is undercut adjacent its point of juncture withsaid head portion, whereby said clamping headmay be pivoted through the plane of said first clamping surface.

No references cited.

US802214A 1959-03-26 1959-03-26 Utility peg Expired - Lifetime US2939468A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US802214A US2939468A (en) 1959-03-26 1959-03-26 Utility peg

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US802214A US2939468A (en) 1959-03-26 1959-03-26 Utility peg

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US2939468A true US2939468A (en) 1960-06-07

Family

ID=25183121

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US802214A Expired - Lifetime US2939468A (en) 1959-03-26 1959-03-26 Utility peg

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US2939468A (en)

Cited By (45)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3121365A (en) * 1960-11-02 1964-02-18 Hayashi Masaji Drawing pin with detachable plastic lead
US3212512A (en) * 1963-12-24 1965-10-19 Morris Mfg Company Tent construction
US3246439A (en) * 1962-10-17 1966-04-19 Benjamin Foster Company Adhesive hangers with pivotally connected base plate and spindle
US3325135A (en) * 1965-02-26 1967-06-13 Ethyl Corp Hold-down device
US3936912A (en) * 1974-05-28 1976-02-10 Griffolyn Company, Inc. Device and system for tie-down
US4219941A (en) * 1979-04-03 1980-09-02 Hair Lester E Moisture barrier for fruit drying trays and the like
US4699165A (en) * 1985-04-16 1987-10-13 Ramon Barzana Fabric-engaging stake
US4703528A (en) * 1986-08-06 1987-11-03 Rolle Reno R Ground cover and coverlet
US4800602A (en) * 1988-02-16 1989-01-31 Luery Jerry L Size adjustable beach towel and method
US4914767A (en) * 1989-09-05 1990-04-10 Walnel Corporation Sun dial beach blanket with pillow
US4927118A (en) * 1988-08-08 1990-05-22 Pierorazio Donato A Beach accessory device
WO1991010030A1 (en) * 1989-12-21 1991-07-11 Christiane Caillat Clip for holding down a piece of fabric
FR2657660A1 (en) * 1990-01-26 1991-08-02 Lienard Dominique Spiked peg for beach towels
US5150485A (en) * 1991-10-31 1992-09-29 Maguire Sean P Beach blanket anchor apparatus
US5158258A (en) * 1991-04-15 1992-10-27 Mcfadzean James Holding device
US5176354A (en) * 1992-04-13 1993-01-05 Feigenbaum Jr Virgil P Blanket anchor
US5206964A (en) * 1990-07-03 1993-05-04 Wilson Sr Jerry D Beach blanket stabilizer
FR2684117A1 (en) * 1991-11-26 1993-05-28 Perny Philippe Device for gripping household laundry
US5245715A (en) * 1992-05-11 1993-09-21 Dinkins Jeffery A Blanket anchor apparatus
US5299331A (en) * 1992-12-04 1994-04-05 Badillo Nilsa E Beach blanket assembly with raised border
US5327922A (en) * 1993-04-12 1994-07-12 Deroche Lawrence J Hold down clip apparatus
US5390890A (en) * 1993-09-15 1995-02-21 Ferguson; Lois G. Beach blanket retaining device
US5404896A (en) * 1994-06-21 1995-04-11 Howe; Robert H. Tent with ring holders for holding and aligning tent rings
US5524309A (en) * 1995-01-03 1996-06-11 La Barbera; V. Gail Beach towel tie down pins
US5832672A (en) * 1997-03-31 1998-11-10 Griffiths; Scott Beach blanket anchoring device
US6488253B1 (en) * 2001-05-30 2002-12-03 Victor W. Piccolomini Apparatus for holding objects stationary
US20040124331A1 (en) * 2002-07-29 2004-07-01 Robert Kornacki Blanket anchor
US20050055959A1 (en) * 2003-09-12 2005-03-17 Blanket Buddies, Llc. Anchoring device for securing a cover to the ground
US20050083776A1 (en) * 2003-10-20 2005-04-21 Shoemaker Johnny B. Portable mixing sheet with handles
US20050125960A1 (en) * 2003-12-11 2005-06-16 Iris Blitstein Baby blanket clip
WO2006079140A1 (en) * 2004-10-19 2006-08-03 Denport Holdings Pty Ltd Ground engaging towel peg
US7159256B1 (en) * 2005-09-28 2007-01-09 Licari Elizabeth A Multifunctional outdoor blanket anchors
US20080235920A1 (en) * 2007-03-29 2008-10-02 Dimart, Llc Beach clamp
US20090165397A1 (en) * 2007-12-27 2009-07-02 Elaine Beaudoin Clamping Unit
AU2005326178B2 (en) * 2004-10-19 2011-03-31 Denport Holdings Pty Ltd Ground engaging towel peg
US7942150B2 (en) 2004-04-09 2011-05-17 Resmed Limited Nasal assembly
USD679457S1 (en) * 2012-07-31 2013-04-02 Stout Stuff, Llc Pet stake
US8528558B2 (en) 2000-05-15 2013-09-10 Resmed Limited Respiratory mask having washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask
US8888055B2 (en) 2012-03-21 2014-11-18 Ross Robert Kramer Stake for bag mouth holder and opener
US20150041612A1 (en) * 2014-07-04 2015-02-12 Edward Kaplan ToweLock
US8997278B1 (en) * 2013-05-08 2015-04-07 Rick Vanvliet Beach towel anchor system
USD734128S1 (en) * 2013-07-12 2015-07-14 Ruzanna Davtian Towel securing accessory
USD738190S1 (en) * 2013-06-25 2015-09-08 Ruzanna Davtian Towel securing accessory
US9279270B1 (en) * 2014-01-08 2016-03-08 John Christian Treister System for affixing a blanket to ground
USD870198S1 (en) * 2019-06-30 2019-12-17 Shenzhen Top Optical Co., Ltd Anti slip nose pad

Non-Patent Citations (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Title
None *

Cited By (49)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3121365A (en) * 1960-11-02 1964-02-18 Hayashi Masaji Drawing pin with detachable plastic lead
US3246439A (en) * 1962-10-17 1966-04-19 Benjamin Foster Company Adhesive hangers with pivotally connected base plate and spindle
US3212512A (en) * 1963-12-24 1965-10-19 Morris Mfg Company Tent construction
US3325135A (en) * 1965-02-26 1967-06-13 Ethyl Corp Hold-down device
US3936912A (en) * 1974-05-28 1976-02-10 Griffolyn Company, Inc. Device and system for tie-down
US4219941A (en) * 1979-04-03 1980-09-02 Hair Lester E Moisture barrier for fruit drying trays and the like
US4699165A (en) * 1985-04-16 1987-10-13 Ramon Barzana Fabric-engaging stake
US4703528A (en) * 1986-08-06 1987-11-03 Rolle Reno R Ground cover and coverlet
US4800602A (en) * 1988-02-16 1989-01-31 Luery Jerry L Size adjustable beach towel and method
US4927118A (en) * 1988-08-08 1990-05-22 Pierorazio Donato A Beach accessory device
US4914767A (en) * 1989-09-05 1990-04-10 Walnel Corporation Sun dial beach blanket with pillow
WO1991010030A1 (en) * 1989-12-21 1991-07-11 Christiane Caillat Clip for holding down a piece of fabric
US5170812A (en) * 1989-12-21 1992-12-15 Christiane Caillat Clip for holding down a piece of fabric
FR2657660A1 (en) * 1990-01-26 1991-08-02 Lienard Dominique Spiked peg for beach towels
US5206964A (en) * 1990-07-03 1993-05-04 Wilson Sr Jerry D Beach blanket stabilizer
US5158258A (en) * 1991-04-15 1992-10-27 Mcfadzean James Holding device
US5150485A (en) * 1991-10-31 1992-09-29 Maguire Sean P Beach blanket anchor apparatus
FR2684117A1 (en) * 1991-11-26 1993-05-28 Perny Philippe Device for gripping household laundry
US5176354A (en) * 1992-04-13 1993-01-05 Feigenbaum Jr Virgil P Blanket anchor
US5245715A (en) * 1992-05-11 1993-09-21 Dinkins Jeffery A Blanket anchor apparatus
US5299331A (en) * 1992-12-04 1994-04-05 Badillo Nilsa E Beach blanket assembly with raised border
US5327922A (en) * 1993-04-12 1994-07-12 Deroche Lawrence J Hold down clip apparatus
US5390890A (en) * 1993-09-15 1995-02-21 Ferguson; Lois G. Beach blanket retaining device
US5404896A (en) * 1994-06-21 1995-04-11 Howe; Robert H. Tent with ring holders for holding and aligning tent rings
US5524309A (en) * 1995-01-03 1996-06-11 La Barbera; V. Gail Beach towel tie down pins
US5832672A (en) * 1997-03-31 1998-11-10 Griffiths; Scott Beach blanket anchoring device
US8528558B2 (en) 2000-05-15 2013-09-10 Resmed Limited Respiratory mask having washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask
US6488253B1 (en) * 2001-05-30 2002-12-03 Victor W. Piccolomini Apparatus for holding objects stationary
US20040124331A1 (en) * 2002-07-29 2004-07-01 Robert Kornacki Blanket anchor
US20050055959A1 (en) * 2003-09-12 2005-03-17 Blanket Buddies, Llc. Anchoring device for securing a cover to the ground
US20050083776A1 (en) * 2003-10-20 2005-04-21 Shoemaker Johnny B. Portable mixing sheet with handles
US20070286013A1 (en) * 2003-10-20 2007-12-13 Sds Design, Inc. Portable mixing sheet with handles
US20050125960A1 (en) * 2003-12-11 2005-06-16 Iris Blitstein Baby blanket clip
US9895505B2 (en) 2004-04-09 2018-02-20 Resmed Limited Nasal assembly
US7942150B2 (en) 2004-04-09 2011-05-17 Resmed Limited Nasal assembly
WO2006079140A1 (en) * 2004-10-19 2006-08-03 Denport Holdings Pty Ltd Ground engaging towel peg
AU2005326178B2 (en) * 2004-10-19 2011-03-31 Denport Holdings Pty Ltd Ground engaging towel peg
US7159256B1 (en) * 2005-09-28 2007-01-09 Licari Elizabeth A Multifunctional outdoor blanket anchors
US20080235920A1 (en) * 2007-03-29 2008-10-02 Dimart, Llc Beach clamp
US20090165397A1 (en) * 2007-12-27 2009-07-02 Elaine Beaudoin Clamping Unit
US8888055B2 (en) 2012-03-21 2014-11-18 Ross Robert Kramer Stake for bag mouth holder and opener
USD679457S1 (en) * 2012-07-31 2013-04-02 Stout Stuff, Llc Pet stake
US8997278B1 (en) * 2013-05-08 2015-04-07 Rick Vanvliet Beach towel anchor system
USD738190S1 (en) * 2013-06-25 2015-09-08 Ruzanna Davtian Towel securing accessory
USD734128S1 (en) * 2013-07-12 2015-07-14 Ruzanna Davtian Towel securing accessory
US9279270B1 (en) * 2014-01-08 2016-03-08 John Christian Treister System for affixing a blanket to ground
US20150041612A1 (en) * 2014-07-04 2015-02-12 Edward Kaplan ToweLock
US9382725B2 (en) * 2014-07-04 2016-07-05 Edward Kaplan ToweLock
USD870198S1 (en) * 2019-06-30 2019-12-17 Shenzhen Top Optical Co., Ltd Anti slip nose pad

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US5064067A (en) Christmas light organizer
US2963761A (en) Tray clip
DE69721599T2 (en) latch
US3051185A (en) Arched shelter structure
US2948940A (en) Self-locking detachable clamp
US4135692A (en) Hanger device
US5287614A (en) Table skirt-attaching method and attaching clip
US4832304A (en) Ground-anchoring device particularly for umbrellas
US2648091A (en) Fastener assembly
US2840092A (en) Beach pins
US2209697A (en) Clothespin
CN1541310A (en) Device for hanging articles
US2322656A (en) Snap fastener for trimming and like strips
US1315096A (en) Ew deiley
US3094807A (en) Balloon and spring clip
US3532314A (en) Collapsible trash collector
US3364528A (en) Sheet clamps
US4697724A (en) Resilient glove tree
US4214739A (en) Fly tying device
US6505429B2 (en) Portable firearm resting assembly
US6622741B2 (en) Automatic bending-angle changing structure for umbrella
US1854671A (en) Combination anchor and fastening device
US3739435A (en) Quick release, toggle latching, spring clip for hold-open prop
US3024031A (en) Tool handle adapter socket
US3001675A (en) Garment hanger