' Oct. 8, 1946. B. A. ALGER v 2,408,720 ' 'ATTAcguENT vFon AUDIO mscßlvmzs Filed lay 28 ,1945 vATÍIÜRNEY Patented Oct. ì8, 191:46 r ' i' ._ UNITED> ~ STATES PATENT OFFICE .Y 'ATTACHMENT n Foa 2,408,720> AUDIoÉ'lulolnvllas` ì n Í ~ ' ` ' renuncia-A: Alger, Belleville, NJ. ' v.Application May 28, 1945, Serial N0. 596,349v l claim. (cl. 17e-'156) l' This invention relates to improvements in mentary fastener elements I3, I4 by means 0f audio receiver attachments and more particu- which the device may be clamped upon the re larly is directed to provide an attachment adapted ceiving instrument R. The clamp I0 is provided for the supporting of a telephone or Similar reWith medial Studs i5 and I6 Projecting outwardly ceiving instrument in a manner which will ob- 5 therefrom to rotatably and removably reCeiVe the viate the necessity of the user manually supporting the receiving instrument. ` curled ends I6’ of the headpiece I8. The latter may comprise a wire rod bent upon itself as at A further object of the'invention is to provide IIS, the terminal ends Il, I1’ of the rod being an attachment of the character described which curled as at I6’ so that as indicated in Fig. 1, will enable the receiving device to be se positioned 1o Said headpîece I8 may be rotatably positioned on on the ear of the user as not to impede move- ' the Clamp mr The headpîeee I3 iS Preferably ment of the hands or other parts of the body. covered for a substantial portion of its length A further object‘of the invention is to provide With Padding 20, Said padded SeCtîOrl preferably a device of the character described by means of terminating at a distance from the ends I1, Il’ which the receiving instrument may be suspended 15 of the headpiece I8. ThllS'tl'le Said erldS may by a support resting on the head of the user, for Straddle the receiver R to permit the headpiece long periods, without fatigue. i I8 to be tilted to assume the position indicated A further object of the invention is to provide in Fig. 3 remote from the out-turned ends II, a telephone attachment which may be interlocked I2 0f the Clamp S0 that the headpíeee I3 Will with the receiving instrument so as to preclude 20 not interfere with the positioning of the receiver accidental displacement therefrom and which, at R on the horizontal or vertical telephone stands the same time, permits of the adjustment of the device relative to the receiving instrument so that said instrument may be manually held in or base units of either the “French”V or other types, or to the position in Fig. l, which permits of the suspension of receiver R in the normal the conventional manner when so desired, for 25 position thereof in use. ~ example, for short conversations, and the supThe Clamp- I9 iS provided With a plurality 0f porting device may be selectively brought into protuberances 2l which may be formed integral operative position in the facile manner, at the therewith and which are preferably inwardly option of the user, at any time. directed, that is, inwardly of the clamp I0 as A further object of the invention is to provide 30 indicated in Fig. 1, said pl’otuberances being a device of the character described in which the adapted to register with and be received in the >supporting device may be fixed relative to the peripheral recess'which is customarily provided receiver so as not to interfere with the positioning of said receiver on conventional stands or adjacent the diaphragm end of the receiver R, to lthus lock the clamp I0 to the receiver R. bases. _ ' 35 The position shown in Fig. 3 is also the “in These and other advantageous objects, which ` will later appear, are accomplished by the simple and practical construction and combination of operative” position which permits of the normal manual holding of receiver R when so desired. Cam plate 22 is fixed to the clamp I0, prefer parts hereinafter described and more particularly ably in alignment with one of the studs I5, I6, Shown in' the drawing, illustrating embodiments 40 asindicated in Fig. 1, said cam plate 22 being ofmy invention, and in which: ' provided with a cam surface or boss 23 over which Fig. 1 is an elevational view of the device of my invention shown attached 'to a receiving in- the end I1’ ofthe headpiece I8 may cam to nor mally hold said headpiece at either side of the strument, the latter being indicated in dotted lines, boss 23 on the ,plate 22 until manually displaced 45 therefrom. ' Fig. 2 is a top plan View of the clamp portion of the attaching device 0f my invention,> taken The clamp I0 may be padded as is the head piece I8, and other variations similarly made from , on line 2-2 of Fig. l in the direction of the ar- the structure disclosed in the drawing, in the rows, and scope of the appended lclaim, shall be deemed to Fig. 3 is a fragmentary side elevational view of 50 be within the spirit of the invention. the device 0f my invention. , In the drawing, the device of my invention is shown to comprise a clamp I0 which is provided ' lThe position of headpiece I8 relative to clamp III shown in Fig. 1 is the normal position of the parts in use. with free, out-turned, aligned ends II, I2 prefThe receiver R illustrated in the drawing is thel erably apertured for the vreception of comple- 55 conventional receiving unit of a French type tele 2,408,720 phone. It Will be obvious that the invention may be applied in connection with any audio instru ment Which is .to be held against or adjacent a person’s ear. The headpiece I8 is, as will be .apparent from a consideration of the foregoing description and 4 nates fatigue and tediousness, especially where persons are obliged îto Work with telephones or other receiving units and ,to use the same for prolonged periods of time. The headband I8 may if desired be enlarged at the end I9 thereof or may have attached to the end I9 thereof a pad, to cover the ear remote from receiver R, .to exclude extraneous noises. outline as is found convenient for positioning the Having thus described my invention what I same on the user’s head. ’ 10 :claim as new and desire `to secure by Letters Pat The device may be made of any suitable mate showing in the drawing, adapted to be readily deformed at the will of the user to present such rial; the illustration in the drawing of studs I5, I 6 in the form of headed members which are riveted to the band I0 is merely by Way of eX ample, as is also the showing of bolt and nut 15 means I3, I4. It will be apparent that after the device has been initially applied `to the receiver R it is prac tically indestructible and that the use of `the in vention frees the hands of the user, and elimi 20 ent, is: In an audio receiver attachment, a clamp, studs depending from said clamp, a headpiece provided with means engaging said studs to rotatably posi tion said headpiece on said clamp, and cam means on said clamp adapted to be engaged by said headpiece to: ñx the position of the latter on the clamp. BLANDFORD A. ALGER.