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US3350150A
US3350150A US47977765A US3350150A US 3350150 A US3350150 A US 3350150A US 47977765 A US47977765 A US 47977765A US 3350150 A US3350150 A US 3350150A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B23/00Bed-tables; Trays; Reading-racks; Book-rests, i.e. items used in combination with something else
    • A47B23/06Bed-tables; Trays; Reading-racks; Book-rests, i.e. items used in combination with something else characterised by association with auxiliary devices, e.g. line indicators, leaf turners, lampholders, book or page holders
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B19/00Reading-desks; Lecterns; Pulpits, i.e. free-standing
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B2220/00General furniture construction, e.g. fittings
    • A47B2220/0091Electronic or electric devices
    • A47B2220/0094Bed, service tables or book-rests with electric items

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Oct. 31, 1967 I G. R.SCHWARM 3,350,150

' BOOK HOLDER Filed Aug. 16, 1965 INVENTOR George P-Schwarm United States Patent 3,350,150 1300K HOLDER George R. Schwarrn, Rte. 2, Dover, Ohio 44622 Filed Aug. 16, 1965, Ser. No. 479,777 1 Claim. (Cl. 312-117) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A device for holding a book or other reading matter which includes a case having a transparent front wall, a lamp for illuminating the exposed page of reading matter adjacent the transparent front wall, and a bracket for supporting the holder in a position so that a person may read While reclined in a bed.

This invention relates to supporting devices for books and the like, and more particularly to an adjustable frame device for holding books and other papers.

It is therefore the main purpose of this invention to provide a book holder which will hold a book, magazine or pamphlet open at any page.

Another object of this invention is to provide a book holder which will have clamp means and adjustable arm means that will enable it to be held upside down directly over a bedfast patient; particularly one who is encased in a body cast.

Another object of this invention is to provide a book holder which will permit the use of both hands for writing such as in the case of an invalid student wishing to pursue his or her studies, or in the case of any other bed patient allowing them to rest their arms. The aforementioned is especially true when the patient is not to sit or be elevated.

Another object of this invention is to provide a book holder which will be a box like container fronted with a transparent plexiglass viewing panel behind which is received the book or material to be read. The book or material to be read will be inserted through a pivotable door that also serves as a support for the reading material and the book or magazine is held firmly against the viewing front by means of a fiat spring.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a book holder which will have a reflector and lamp to illuminate the reading material and clamp means secured to the holder will allow it to be clamped to a bed side table or other suitable stand.

This invention also is equipped with a telescoping arm which provides lateral and rotating adjustments for the device while the pivotable joints provide height and angular adjustments.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein a satisfactory embodiment of the invention is shown. However, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the details disclosed but includes all such variations and modifications as fall within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claim.

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FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of this invention.

FIGURE 2 is an enlarged end view of FIGURE 1 shown in elevation with one position shown in phantom lines.

According to this invention, a book holder 10 is provided with parallel top and bottom walls 11 and 11' respectively. The bottom wall 11' is pivotable upon the parallel side walls 12 and thus allows for the entrance of a book or other reading material into book holder 10. A rectangular back wall 13 encloses the rear of book holder 10 and a hollow reflector 14 is secured to the top Wall 11 and contains a lamp 15 which will illuminate the pleXiglass 16 which is secured to the front of book holder 10. The ears 17 of the pivotable bottom wall 11 are secured to the side walls 12 and a tab 18 provides finger grip means for opening bottom wall 11 in order to insert the reading material. A11 elongated flat spring 19 within book holder 10 is secured to back wall 13 and thus urges the reading material towards and against plexiglass 16. A screw clamp 20 provides a means of clamping book holder 10 to a bedside table or other stand and a pivotable rod 21 pivotably secured to screw clamp 20 telescopingly receives a rod 22. A joint 23 in conjunction with the pivotable portion of rod 21 secured to clamp 20 allows for various angles of book holder 10 and height adjustments.

What I claim is:

A book holder comprising, a hollow rectangular frame, a pivotable bottom Wall, a transparent front and spring means for holding reading matter to said transparent front, a back panel securing said spring means within said frame, said spring means urging against the rear of said reading matter received within said frame and pressing it against said transparent front, and said bottom wall being forwardly, angularly inclined throughout its length and width to urge said reading matter toward said transparent front.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,419,485 6/1922 Arcaro 2111 1 1,692,337 11/1928 Forbes 248445 1,753,875 4/1930 Bauman 248-2263 X 2,792,961 5/1957 Gordon 220-20 2,896,364 7/ 1959 McCollister 248-445 3,069,215 12/1962 Dodge 312-117 3,127,114 3/1964 Shaw 240-4 JOHN PETO, Primary Examiner.

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Cited By (11)

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US3790770A (en) * 1972-11-20 1974-02-05 E Stern Illuminated book support
US4101182A (en) * 1975-08-20 1978-07-18 Josef Vavrina Hoods for record players
US4239171A (en) * 1978-01-31 1980-12-16 Christina Huls Book support
US5058848A (en) * 1990-12-17 1991-10-22 Ferraro James A Reading material holder
US5259581A (en) * 1992-03-23 1993-11-09 Goldberg Herbert E Inverted book holding and page turning device
US5458312A (en) * 1992-03-23 1995-10-17 Goldberg; Herbert E. Inverted book holder
US5913502A (en) * 1997-04-24 1999-06-22 Smith; Jimmie Wesley Document holder
US6186465B1 (en) * 1998-08-27 2001-02-13 Stephen Clark Book display apparatus
US6250599B1 (en) * 1996-02-02 2001-06-26 Herbert E. Goldberg Universal book holder
US20050109250A1 (en) * 2003-11-18 2005-05-26 Kurtzman David J. Adjustable table
US20070045493A1 (en) * 2005-08-30 2007-03-01 Somji Mohamed I Writing tablet mounting device

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US1419485A (en) * 1921-07-16 1922-06-13 James G Arcaro Assorting device
US1692337A (en) * 1927-04-22 1928-11-20 Forbes Dorothy Adjustable holder
US1753875A (en) * 1927-07-18 1930-04-08 Helene H Baumann Nursing-bottle holder
US2792961A (en) * 1954-05-21 1957-05-21 Samuel R Gordon Tackle box
US2896364A (en) * 1958-02-03 1959-07-28 Howard M Mccollister Reading material holder for beds
US3069215A (en) * 1961-04-10 1962-12-18 William S Dodge Small boat chart stowage and plotting case
US3127114A (en) * 1964-03-31 Light fixture

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3127114A (en) * 1964-03-31 Light fixture
US1419485A (en) * 1921-07-16 1922-06-13 James G Arcaro Assorting device
US1692337A (en) * 1927-04-22 1928-11-20 Forbes Dorothy Adjustable holder
US1753875A (en) * 1927-07-18 1930-04-08 Helene H Baumann Nursing-bottle holder
US2792961A (en) * 1954-05-21 1957-05-21 Samuel R Gordon Tackle box
US2896364A (en) * 1958-02-03 1959-07-28 Howard M Mccollister Reading material holder for beds
US3069215A (en) * 1961-04-10 1962-12-18 William S Dodge Small boat chart stowage and plotting case

Cited By (13)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3790770A (en) * 1972-11-20 1974-02-05 E Stern Illuminated book support
US4101182A (en) * 1975-08-20 1978-07-18 Josef Vavrina Hoods for record players
US4239171A (en) * 1978-01-31 1980-12-16 Christina Huls Book support
US5058848A (en) * 1990-12-17 1991-10-22 Ferraro James A Reading material holder
US5259581A (en) * 1992-03-23 1993-11-09 Goldberg Herbert E Inverted book holding and page turning device
US5458312A (en) * 1992-03-23 1995-10-17 Goldberg; Herbert E. Inverted book holder
US6250599B1 (en) * 1996-02-02 2001-06-26 Herbert E. Goldberg Universal book holder
US5913502A (en) * 1997-04-24 1999-06-22 Smith; Jimmie Wesley Document holder
US6186465B1 (en) * 1998-08-27 2001-02-13 Stephen Clark Book display apparatus
US20050109250A1 (en) * 2003-11-18 2005-05-26 Kurtzman David J. Adjustable table
US20070045493A1 (en) * 2005-08-30 2007-03-01 Somji Mohamed I Writing tablet mounting device
US20070138367A1 (en) * 2005-08-30 2007-06-21 Somji Mohamed I Writing tablet mounting device
US7546996B2 (en) 2005-08-30 2009-06-16 Mohamed Iqbal Somji Writing tablet mounting device

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