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US3402984A
US3402984A US64499667A US3402984A US 3402984 A US3402984 A US 3402984A US 64499667 A US64499667 A US 64499667A US 3402984 A US3402984 A US 3402984A
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    • B43WRITING OR DRAWING IMPLEMENTS; BUREAU ACCESSORIES
    • B43KIMPLEMENTS FOR WRITING OR DRAWING
    • B43K23/00Holders or connectors for writing implements; Means for protecting the writing-points
    • B43K23/012Holders for attachment to finger tips
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    • B43WRITING OR DRAWING IMPLEMENTS; BUREAU ACCESSORIES
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Sept. 24, 1968 J. R. zAzzARA 3,402,984
WRITING IMPLEMENT HOLDER I Filed June 9, 1967 JOSEPH RZAZZARA ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,402,984 WRITING IMPLEMENT HOLDER Joseph R. Zazzara, 302 Albert Road, Syracuse, N-Y. 13214 Filed June 9, 1967, Ser. No. 644,996 .1 Claim. (Cl. 4018) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Holder for a pen or pencil comprising a resilient C clamp swivelly mounted on a sleeve adapted to be slid on a finger. The C clamp is locked in any one of several swivel positions, by the spreading of the C clamp when a writing instrument is frietionally held in the clamp.
This invention relates to a holder for writing implements adapted for application to a finger.
In reviewing numerous papers such as bills, and making or checking their entry in books and the like, it is desirable to have both hands relatively free, which is not the case if one must hold a pencil or pen in one hand, so as to be ready to write notes, or make entries. Dropping the papers and picking up the writing instrument and vice versa interferes with the train of thought often present during the consideration of a considerable number of bills, statements and the like, and the checking of their entry in books.
The present invention is directed to a finger ring of plastic or the like adapted for application to a finger in a predetermined relationship, the finger ring having a swivel clamp for receiving a pencil or pen or other similar implement. The swivel clamp is so mounted on the ring, as to be adjustable into one of several positions so that the implement may be held in any desired angular relation in respect to the finger on which the ring is mounted. The clamp is of a split C variety and so adapted as to tend to lock the adjustment of the clamp relative to the ring, when spread slightly by the insertion of a writing implement in the clamp.
The constant holding of a pen or pencil with the thumb and first two fingers tends to raise callouses and blisters, and the present device renders it possible to have the pen or pencil on hand, without it being constantly gripped between the fingers.
The above and other novel features of the invention will appear more fully hereinafter from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. It is expressly understood that the drawings are employed for purposes of illustration only and are not designed as a definition of the limits of the invention, reference being had for this purpose to the appended claim.
In the drawings, wherein like reference characters indicate like parts:
FIGURE 1 is a persepective view of the finger writing implement holder;
FIGURE 2 is an enlarged front view of the implement holder, with a fragment of the finger sleeve shown in transverse section;
FIGURE 3 is an enlraged side view of the holder with a fragment of the sleeve shown in section on the line 33.
Referring to the drawings there is shown a sleeve 20 of plastic or other suitable material of a tapered shape to nicely fit the contour of ones finger, the sleeve having a 3,402,984 Patented Sept. 24, 1968 slight bend as at 22, and being of smaller diameter as at 24 at one end, than at the other end 26. The slight bend at 22 tends to orient the sleeve angularly with respect to the wearers finger, since the bend will be located at one of the finger joints.
Pivot-ally mounted on the band is a split ring 30 of the plastic or other suitable slightly resilient material, the inside diameter of the ring being suited to frietionally embrace a writing instrument such as a pen or pencil. The ring is provided with a short swivel stem 32 extending through an aperture 34 in the sleeve 20 such aperture on its inside is provided with an enlarged counter bore 36 to accommodate the headed over portion 38 of the stem 32, the head 38 being recessed flush or even inside of the surface of the sleeve, so as to avoid any discomfort to the finger within the sleeve.
The outside surface of the sleeve around the pivot aperture 34 is provided with a fiat annular area 44 recessed as necessary in the sleeve body. Such annular area is provided with eight equally spaced shallow radial grooves 46. The ring is provided with opposed ears 48 and 50 which are adapted to be yieldingly held in any pair of opposed grooves 46, to prevent the ring from swivelling, and the locking effect of which is increased when an instrument is inserted into the ring in such a manner as to tend to spread the C ring. Such action tends to drive the ears into the grooves with an increase in resilient pressure.
While the ring can be rotated to any one of the four angular positions indicated by the grooves 46, when an instrument is disposed in the ring, when the instrument is removed from the ring, the ends 52, 54, can be squeezed slightly together to relieve the pressure of the ears 48 and 50 in the grooves 46, and thus more readily permit the setting of the ring at the desired angular relation with respect to the sleeve.
Although four sets of grooves are shown at 45 degree angles from one another any number may be provided as desired. It will be seen that the device permits one to keep his hands free to manipulate papers, bills and the like while retaining in a convenient manner, a writing instrument, which While clipped in the ring, can be used for limited writing, the making of check marks and the like. At the same time the writing instrument is always accessible, and can readily be slipped from the ring if it is desired to hold the instrument in the usual manner for writing.
While a single form of the invention has been illustrated and described, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited thereto. As various changes in the construction and arrangement may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention, as will be apparent to those skilled in the art, reference will be had to the appended claim for a definition of the limits of the invention.
What is claimed is:
1. A writing implement holder comprising a sleeve like ring adapted to be slid upon ones finger, the sleeve having a slight taper over the length thereof and a slight bend substantially midway between the ends of the sleeve adapted to be located around a joint of the wearers finger, whereby to accommodate the natural bend of the finger at the joint, and orient the ring with respect to the finger, a resilient C clamp having a stem swivelly mounted in an aperture in the sleeve substantially midway between the ends of the sleeve, said clamp having a pair of ears on opposite sides of the stem, and projecting to- Ward the ring, and said ring having indexing grooves in References Cited the outer surface of the ring and radially disposed with v respect to the aperture and on opposite sides of the aper- UNITED STATES PATENTS ture, and said ears being of a length so a to be pro- 9 8 9 4 Ehrle 401-8 jeoted into grooves on opposite sides of the aperture upon 5 1,304,171 5/ 1919 Ferree 15443 the resilient spreading of the clamp by the insertion of a writing instrument in the clamp. LAWRENCE CHARLES. Primary Examiner.
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US3501244A (en) * 1968-08-14 1970-03-17 Thomas S Kulka Cleaning attachment for ball point pen
US4793005A (en) * 1987-07-28 1988-12-27 Powr-Lok, Inc. Sports glove
US5664711A (en) * 1994-10-21 1997-09-09 Mellon; Edward T. Bottle holding device
US5868509A (en) * 1997-02-16 1999-02-09 Crutcher; William C. Holder for a writing instrument
WO1999010133A1 (en) * 1997-08-22 1999-03-04 James Strock Gripping aid
US5944433A (en) * 1997-04-24 1999-08-31 O'mara; John E. Pivotal finger retainer for writing instrument
US6669388B1 (en) 2002-11-26 2003-12-30 Ronald J. Short Finger-mounted marking device
US6712538B1 (en) 2002-02-22 2004-03-30 Leo Green Finger mounting system for writing instruments
US20050069371A1 (en) * 2003-09-26 2005-03-31 Lutgen Joseph L. Normally handheld instruments allowing normal fingertip activity
US20070017944A1 (en) * 2000-11-02 2007-01-25 Simeon Marks Implement holder
US20080014009A1 (en) * 2006-07-13 2008-01-17 Writing C.L.A.W., Inc. Writing implement holding device
US7484328B1 (en) 2004-05-05 2009-02-03 John Richard Daugherty Finger mounted insect dissuasion device and method of use
US20120170962A1 (en) * 2010-12-29 2012-07-05 Augustine Nwapa-Jourdan Writing instrument or stylus appendage for attachment with a finger
US20140112696A1 (en) * 2012-10-22 2014-04-24 Morgan K. Osborne Twirling writing instrument bodies and twirling accessories for writing instruments
US20150079285A1 (en) * 2013-09-13 2015-03-19 Beckie Bottjer Writing device for single-digit use
US9205696B2 (en) 2012-04-27 2015-12-08 Young Occupational Therapy Assessment And Intervention Products, L.L.C. Grip positioning device
USD838202S1 (en) * 2016-07-01 2019-01-15 Apple Inc. Security attachment
US10264949B2 (en) * 2017-05-01 2019-04-23 Kristel K. Geldrich Finger engagement assembly for securing and manipulating a handheld dental tool in a user's hand
USD863438S1 (en) * 2018-03-08 2019-10-15 Xihui Chen Pen training grip
USD863428S1 (en) * 2018-06-12 2019-10-15 Cotapaxi Custom Design And Manufacturing Llc Pen holder

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3501244A (en) * 1968-08-14 1970-03-17 Thomas S Kulka Cleaning attachment for ball point pen
US4793005A (en) * 1987-07-28 1988-12-27 Powr-Lok, Inc. Sports glove
US5664711A (en) * 1994-10-21 1997-09-09 Mellon; Edward T. Bottle holding device
US5868509A (en) * 1997-02-16 1999-02-09 Crutcher; William C. Holder for a writing instrument
US5944433A (en) * 1997-04-24 1999-08-31 O'mara; John E. Pivotal finger retainer for writing instrument
WO1999010133A1 (en) * 1997-08-22 1999-03-04 James Strock Gripping aid
US20070017944A1 (en) * 2000-11-02 2007-01-25 Simeon Marks Implement holder
US6712538B1 (en) 2002-02-22 2004-03-30 Leo Green Finger mounting system for writing instruments
US6669388B1 (en) 2002-11-26 2003-12-30 Ronald J. Short Finger-mounted marking device
US6905271B1 (en) 2002-11-26 2005-06-14 Ronald J. Short Finger-mounted marking device
US20050069371A1 (en) * 2003-09-26 2005-03-31 Lutgen Joseph L. Normally handheld instruments allowing normal fingertip activity
US7484328B1 (en) 2004-05-05 2009-02-03 John Richard Daugherty Finger mounted insect dissuasion device and method of use
US20080014009A1 (en) * 2006-07-13 2008-01-17 Writing C.L.A.W., Inc. Writing implement holding device
US7794163B2 (en) * 2006-07-13 2010-09-14 Writing C.L.A.W., Inc. Writing implement holding device
US20120170962A1 (en) * 2010-12-29 2012-07-05 Augustine Nwapa-Jourdan Writing instrument or stylus appendage for attachment with a finger
US9205696B2 (en) 2012-04-27 2015-12-08 Young Occupational Therapy Assessment And Intervention Products, L.L.C. Grip positioning device
US9751357B2 (en) 2012-04-27 2017-09-05 Young Occupational Therapy Assessment And Intervention Products, L.L.C. Grip positioning device
US20140112696A1 (en) * 2012-10-22 2014-04-24 Morgan K. Osborne Twirling writing instrument bodies and twirling accessories for writing instruments
US9211757B2 (en) * 2012-10-22 2015-12-15 Morgan K. Osborne Twirling writing instrument bodies and twirling accessories for writing instruments
US20150079285A1 (en) * 2013-09-13 2015-03-19 Beckie Bottjer Writing device for single-digit use
USD838202S1 (en) * 2016-07-01 2019-01-15 Apple Inc. Security attachment
US10264949B2 (en) * 2017-05-01 2019-04-23 Kristel K. Geldrich Finger engagement assembly for securing and manipulating a handheld dental tool in a user's hand
USD863438S1 (en) * 2018-03-08 2019-10-15 Xihui Chen Pen training grip
USD863428S1 (en) * 2018-06-12 2019-10-15 Cotapaxi Custom Design And Manufacturing Llc Pen holder

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