Title:
Adjustable bracket
United States Patent 2110037


Abstract:
The present invention relates to adjustable t brackets particularly adapted for use in holding t a nursing bottle during the feeding of an infant. The primary object of the invention is to pro- p vide a convenient bracket which, by its novel con- t struction, is rendered universally adjustable...



Inventors:
Rosa, Steve DE.
Application Number:
US7564236A
Publication Date:
03/01/1938
Filing Date:
04/21/1936
Assignee:
Rosa, Steve DE.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
5/658, 24/338, 248/229.15, 248/274.1
International Classes:
F16M11/40; A61J9/06
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Description:

The present invention relates to adjustable t brackets particularly adapted for use in holding t a nursing bottle during the feeding of an infant.

The primary object of the invention is to pro- p vide a convenient bracket which, by its novel con- t struction, is rendered universally adjustable to hold a bottle or other article in any position re- i quired. ( A further object of the invention is to provide in conjunction with an adjustable bracket a holding clamp which will permit of extending the flexible arm comprising the bracket in any direction from the holding clamp best suiting the conditions under which the device may be employed.

The invention will be fully and comprehensively understood from a consideration of the following detailed description when read in connection with the accompanying drawing which forms part of the application.

In the drawing: Fig. 1 is a perspective view illustrating the use of my device in holding a nursing bottle to the sides of a crib.

Fig. 2 is a top elevational view of the entire adjustable clamp, parts thereof being broken away in central section.

S Fig. 3 is a side elevational view of the device as illustrated in Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view of one element of the bottle clamp.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view taken on line 8-8 of Fig. 3.

Referring now to the drawing for a more detailed description thereof, the numeral 5 indicates a C-clamp having threadedly engaged therewith a clamping screw 6. The screw 6 is provided with a knurled head 1 in which is cut a threaded recess 8.

The arm of the adjustable clamp is indicated by numeral 9 and comprises a suitable flexible structure such as the tubing usually employed for reading lamps and the like. To one end of the arm 9 is secured a threaded plug 10 adapted 45 to be engaged in the recess 8 of the screw head 1. The body of the clamp 5 is provided with a plurality of sockets II preferably formed integral with the clamp 5 and extending from opposite sides thereof. The sockets II are interiorly threaded to receive the plug 10 in support of the arm 9 when the use of the device requires such position for the arm 9.

To the other end of the flexible arm 9 is secured a member 12 having a hemispherical recess 13 formed therein to receive a ball 14 comprising a universal joint. The screw collar 15, fitting over the neck of the ball 14, threadedly engages he member 12 to clamp the ball 14 securely in he desired setting.

The universal joint comprising the ball t5 is ,rovided to adjustably hold a bottle clamp 16 to he arm 9. The clamp 16 comprises a pair of dingedly connected jaws 11 and 18, each of which s arcuately shaped to fit the sides of the bottle.

Corresponding ends of the jaws 17 and 18 are bent ipon themselves and extended arcuately to form iperating lugs 19. Corresponding hinge ears 20 are integrally formed on each of the jaws 7 and 18 by bending side portions of same into parallelism with each other, substantially as illustrated. Aligned apertures are formed in each of the hinge ears 20, thru which a hinge pin 21 is inserted. A torsional spring 22 surrounds the -5 hinge pin 21 and has its free ends 22a oppositely extended to bear against the respective lugs S1 so as to urge the jaws i7 and 18 toward each other to grasp a bottle or similar article.

To provide an attachment for the clamp S6 2 to the shank extending from the ball I the hinge ears 20 of the clamping jaw 17 are extended to form strips 28 bent from the ears 20 to extend toward and overlap each other. Thru the overlapping portion of the strips 23 is cut an aperture 24 into which the shank of the ball 14 may be rigidly secured.

It will be observed from the foregoing that by urging the lugs i9 toward each other the jaws I1 and 18 of the clamp S1 may be conveniently !3 operated to grip a bottle or like article, the mentioned jaws being urged toward each other by the action of the spring 22.

It is to be understood that this improvement is capable of extended application and is not confined to the exact showing of the drawing nor to the precise construction described and, therefore, such changes and modifications may be made therein as do not affect the spirit of the invention nor exceed the scope thereof as expressed in the appended claim.

What is claimed as new is: An adjustable bracket comprising a C-clamp, an article holding clamp, and a flexible arm connecting the latter to the former, the C-clamp being provided with a clamping screw having an internally threaded socket in the head thereof and being further provided at an intermediate point with a socket member open at opposite ends and internally threaded, the clamp screw carried socket and the open ended socket member having their axes in right angularly related planes and the adjustable arm being provided with a threaded plug selectively engageable in the screw carried socket or in either end of the open ended socket member.

STEVE DE ROESA.