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Aug. 28, 1962
c. P. FOGARTY
3,050,739
ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT MECHANISM FOR EAR MUFFS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES
Filed Jan. 8, 1960
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INVEN TOR.
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Aug. 28, 1962
c. P. FOGARTY
3,050,739
ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT MECHANISM FOR EAR MUFF‘S AND SIMILAR ARTICLES
Filed Jan. 8, 1960
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
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Patented Aug. 28, 1962
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l, 2, and 3, is supported by a band 10 of substantially rec
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tangular cross-section, which follows the general contour
Charles P. Fogarty, 58-46 84th Place, Ehnhurst, N.Y.
plastic material, having a gap at the open end thereof, to
ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT MTLCl-IANISh/l FGR EAR
Milhn“ § AND SIMILAR ART1€LES
of the head of the wearer, the band, which is made of 'a ‘
enable the band to be ?tted to the head of the wearer.
Filed Jan. 8, 1960, Ser. 1 To. 1,350
The support mechanism comprises a buckle 11, which is
slidably ?tted to the band, with a clamping member 12,
pivotally attached to the buckle, the clamping member
7 Claims. (1Z1. 2-269)
This invention relates to ear muffs and similar articles,
such as head ornaments, and is particularly directed to a
being supported by a pair of substantially cylindrical pivot
device for supporting a pair of ear muffs, or similar arti 10 extensions 14, 14a projecting outward from the clamping
cles in such a manner that they can be slid in and out of
member, or a pivot pin, which are supported by aligned
position and also individually rotated out of their position,
openings through a pair of substantially parallel cars 15,
15a, which straddle the band, and are located substantially
The conventional type of ear muff is supported by a
perpendicularly to the base plate 16, of the buckle, which
head piece or band, which is ?tted to the head, a frame 15 is located adjacent the inner face of the band 10.
when not in use.
.
member, to which the ear muff is ?tted being ?xed rela
The clamping member pivotally supports an ear muff
tive to the frame, so that it can be held in only one posi
frame 18 of substantially oval arcuate contour, which in
tion.
the normal operative position is located substantially par
In order to remove the ear mu?s from the ears, it is then
allel to the outer wall 19 of the clamping member 12.
necessary to completely remove the support band and 20
A clip 2%, which supports one end of the frame 18, is
carry it.
pivotally supported by a rivet or pivot pin 22, which passes
The primary feature of this invention is that it enables
the support band to be retained on the head, while the ear
muff support frame is slid along the band and clamped
thereto in its adjusted position, the individual ear muff 25
support frame being supported in such a manner that it
can be rotated out of its normal mounting position, there
by moving the ear muffs away from the ears of the wearer.
Another feature of the apparatus is that the ear muffs,
through aligned openings through both the outer wall 19 of
the clamping member 12 and the ?at strip section 2.3 of
the clip.
integral with the frame 18, the cross-piece connecting two
curved side sections 28, 28a, of the frame, which are lo
or other articles are adjustably mounted in such a manner 30 cated adjacent the sides of the clip 20.
that they can be adjusted to any required position to ac
commodate various sizes and forms of head, and fit over
various types of hair dressing.
Another feature of the apparatus is that essentially the
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The clip 2% includes a formed tubular beaded section 25,
which is formed by wrapping the clip material around a
narrow cross-piece 26 of circular cross-section, which is
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A narrow ?ange 29 is integral with the end of the clip
adjacent the beaded section 25 thereof to grip the cross
piece of the frame.
The rivet 22 which pivotally supports the clip 20 has a
head 30 integral with one end thereof, a flat dished head
same clamping device can be used for ear muffs, and also
for other types of ornaments or articles, the essentials of
31, of substantially circular contour being formedat the
the clamping means being substantially the same.
opposite end of the rivet, the length of the rivet 22, be
The accompanying drawings, illustrative of one embodi
tween the heads 30, 31 thereof, being great enough to allow
ment of the invention, together with the description of its
the clip 20 to rotate freely about the rivet 22.
construction and the method ‘of support, adjustment, 40
The clamping member includes a gripping ?ange 32, in
mounting and utilization thereof,,will serve to clarify fur
tegral with the outer end thereof, the gripping ?ange, which
ther objects and advantages of the invention.
In the drawings:
is of substantially rectangular form and substantially per
pendicular to the outer wall of the clamping member at the
FIG. 1 is a plan View of one embodiment of the clamp
outer end thereof, having a plurality of pointed teeth 33
ing mechanism, mounted on a band, such as that shown 45 integral with the outer end thereof, the tips of the teeth
in FIG. 2, showing the method of adjustably supporting
being located in such a position relative to the band 10,
the ear muff frame relative to the band.
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that when the clamping member is located in the clamping
FIG. 2 is a longitudinal section through the retainer
position shown in FIG. 2, the teeth dig into the adjacent
band and the clamping mechanism shown in FIG. 1, taken
face of the band, which may be made of a plastic, or
50 similar material, in such a manner as to positively grip the
on the line 2—2, FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is a cross-section through the band shown in
band, and positively locate the clamping mechanism rela
FIG. 2, and a side elevational view of the ear muff support
tive to the band 16. The teeth at the lower edge of the
and clamping mechanism, shown in FIG. 2, taken on the
line 3-3, FIG. 2.
?ange 32 may be eliminated, leaving a smooth straight
edge at the bottom of the ?ange. Where a fabric coated
FIG. 4 is a cross-section through a portion of the ear
_band is used, or with a plastic band, the straight smooth
muff support and clamping mechanism, showing the means
edge protects the surface of the band.
for pivotally supporting the ear muff frame, shown in
The two side sections 28, 28a, of the frame, which are
FIGS. 1 and 2, the section being taken on the line 4-—4,
located adjacent the sides of the clip 2%, are held in place
FIG. 2.
by a relatively narrow strap 34, of thin metal strip ma
FIG. 5 is a plan view, similar to FIG. 1, of the band, 60 terial, which is ?tted to the side sections of the frame,
with the pivoted support mechanism for supporting a pair
the two integral arcuate ends 35 of the strap being
of frames and ear muffs from the band, including the two
wrapped around the arcuate side sections 28, 28a of the
frames and ear muffs.
frame to hold the frame in place relative to the clip.
It will be understood that the following description of
The base plate 16 of the buckle may be dished slightly,
the construction and the method of operation of the “Ad 65 as shown in FIG. 3, a pair of arcuate ends 36,36a, which
justable Support Mechanism for Ear Muifs,” is intended
vare straight in one plane and or arcuate contour in the
as explanatory of the invention and not restrictive thereof.
plane of FIG. 3, being formed integral with the relatively
In the drawings, the same reference numerals designate
the same parts throughout hte various views except where
otherwise indicated.
One embodiment of the construction, shown in FIGS.
flat section of the base plate.
The surfaces of the arcuate ends 36, 36a of the base
plate 16, located adjacent the inner surface of the band
are relatively ?at, thus enabling them to positively grip
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the band 19, when the clamping member is moved into
the clamping position, shown in FIG. 2.
While shown. and described as designed primarily for
the support of a pair of ear muffs, essentially the same
clamping'mechanism, except for theframes 16, used to
support the ear muffs, may be used in conjunction with
ornaments of various types, such ‘as rosettes and the ‘like,
which may be supported [by the clip 20, or a modi?cation
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tion and adjustment of the clamping members is sub-}
stantially the same ‘as that hereinbetore described.
Here, again, the clamping members are slid along the
band, and clamped thereto, in substantially the manner
shown in FIG. 3.
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In order to adjust the position of the clip supporting the
ornament relative to the clamping member ?tted to the
buckle, the 'clip is rotated about the‘pivot pin or rivet 22
to any required angular position, relative to the clamping '
member, and the buckle 11.
The buckle and the clamping member are‘attached to.
Thus by using the same clip and substituting an orna 10
the ear muff support frame or the ornament support
mental object in place of the frame 18, to which the ear
member in the same manner as those shown in FIGS. 1
‘ muffs are ?tted, essentially the same clamping mecha
of the clip 20 shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, to pivotally sup
port such an ornament.
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nism may be used interchangeably with essentially the
same buckle and'band. construction.
This could be ac
complished by constructinglthe beaded end of the clip,
or the entire clip of a spring material, to enable a pair
of suitable ornaments to be substituted in place of the
ear muff frames 18.
In the same manner, a screw and nut combination may
be substituted in place of the rivet 22, shown in FIGS.
1 and 2, to pivotally support the clip.
With this type of pivot construction, the entire clip 20
may readily be removed 1by the operator, by removing the
nut threadablly ?tted to the screw pivot, and substituting
therefor a clip supporting a head ornament.
In all other respects, the buckle 11 and the clamping
mechanism therefor would be substantially the same as
that shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 of the drawings.
The band, which may be made of plastic, or other suit
able material, is of generally rectangular cross-section, the
‘width of the band being less than the width of the buckle,
between the inner surfaces of the ears thereof.
In the plane shown in FIG. 2, the band is either of cir
cular segmental contour, or of other arcuate contour, fol
lowing generally the contour of the head‘ of the wearer,
the ends of the band having a gap therebetween, to enable
the band to grip the head of the wearer, when worn.
The band is made of a spring-like material to enable
it to be sprung out of position, to allow it to be ?tted to
the head of a wearer, the band being restored to substan
tially its normal contour, or following the contour of the
head of the wearer, when ?tted to thehead of the wearer.
The operation of the device is substantially as follows:
When the clamping member 12 is rotated about its pivot
extensions 14, 14a to a position substantially perpendicu;
lar to that shown in FIG. 3, the gap between the inner
surface of the arcuate ends 36, 36a of the base plate 16
and the face of the flange 32 of the clamping member
is ‘greater than the thickness of the band 10, thus allow
ing the buckle to be'slid along the band, to any desired
position, relative to the band.
In this position, each of the clamping members 12 is
rotated into the position shown-in FIG. 3, in which the
teeth of each ?ange 32 or the straight edge of the ?ange,
where no teeth are used, grip the face of the band, thus
positively positioning the clamping members and. the
and 2 and hereinbefore described in detail.
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It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that the
present invention is not limited to the speci?c‘details
described above'and shown in the drawings, and that
various modi?cations are possible in carrying out the fea
tures ‘of the invention and the operation, support, adjust
ment and method of utilization thereof, without departing
from the spirit ‘and scope of the appended claims.
What I claim is:
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1. An adjustable support for head ?ttings, comprising
a band of arcuate contour adapted to ?t the head of a
wearer, apair of support mechanisms ?tted to the band,
each of said support mechanisms including a buckle
slidably ?tted to the band, a clamping member pivotally
supported by each buckle, the pivot means being sub
stantially parallel to the outer surface of the band, each
clamping member having means integral therewith
30 adapted to engage and grip the outer surface of the
‘band, a clip member supported by each clamping mem
ber, each clip member being supported by a pivot mem
ber, each head ?tting being pivotally supported by‘ the
mating clip member, the axis of said pivot member being
35 substantially perpendicular to the arcuate outer vsurface
of the band, to enable the clip member supporting each
head ?tting to be moved away from the band, each
clamping member including an integral ?at outer wall,
each clip member including .an integral ?at strip section,
40 engaging one face of the outer wall of the mating clamp
ing member, and pivot means extending through the strip’
section of each clip member and the plate section of the
adjacent clamping member, each of said pivot means
being adapted to pivotally support the mating clip mem
her, the outer wall of each clamping member being
nominally substantially parallel to a plane tangent to the
arcuate outer surface of the band.
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2. An adjustable support for .a head ?ttings, as in‘
claim 1, in which each of the head ?ttings comprises a
50 frame formed of wire, each of said frames being of
arcuate contour, each of said frames being adapted to
support an ear muff.
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3. An adjustable support mechanism for head ?ttings,
as in claim 1, in which the head ?ttings include a pair
55 of frames formed of wire, each of said frames being of
arcuatecontour, each of said frames ‘including an integral
cross-piece located adjacent one end of the adjacent ‘clip.
frames supporting the two ear muffs, which vare shown in
member, one end of each of said clip members being
FIGS. 1 and 2.
bent over around the cross-piece of the adjacent frame,
In order to move the ear muffs away from the ears of 60 the bent section of each clip member being adapted to
the wearer, the two clips 20, with the ear muff frames 18
support the adjacent frame, and a strap straddling each
attached thereto, are rotated about the pivot pins 22 to
a position angularly related to, or substantially perpen
dicular to that shown in FIG. 1.
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frame and clip member the end of said strap ‘being
wrapped around the adjacent ‘portion of the frame to
rigidly support each frame.
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In this position, the ear muffs are out of range of the 65
4. An adjustable support for a pair of ear muffs, com
ears of the wearer, and can be retained in that position,
prising a band of arcuate contour, a pair of support
or any other suitable position.
As the'band 10 is held in place, relative to the head
mechanisms adjustably ?tted to the band, each of said
support mechanisms including a buckle slidably ?tted to ,
of the wearer, regardless of the position of the ear muff
70 the outer surface of the band, a clamping member pivot,
frames relative to the clamping member, the band, and the
ally supported by each of said buckles, the'pivot'means
clamping members supporting the ear mulfs are clamped
7 being substantially parallel to the outer surface of the '
to the band in the position selected by the wearer.
baud, each clamping member having a thin-walled tooth
gripping member integral therewith adapted to engage
When a pair of ornaments is supported by the band 10
in place of the ear mu? frames 18, the method of opera 75 and grip the outer surface of the band, a clip supported
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by each clamping member, each clip being supported by
comprising a band of arcuate contour, a pair of support
a pivot member, and an ear muff support frame supported
mechanisms adjustably ?tted to the ‘band, each of said
support mechanisms including a buckle slidably ?tted
by each of said clips, the axis of said pivot member sup
porting the clip being substantially perpendicular to the
arcuate outer surface of the band, to enable the clip and
the ear muff to be moved away from the band, the band
being of substantially rectangular cross-section, each
buckle being of substantially U-shaped cross-section and
to the outer surface of the band, a clamping member
pivotally supported by each buckle, the pivot means being
substantially parallel to the outer surface of the band,
each clamping member having a thin-walled toothed grip
ping means integral therewith adapted to engage and
having one face thereof in normal engagement with one
grip the outer surface of the band, a clip supported by
face of the band, each clamping member including a 10 each clamping member, each clip being supported by
?at outer wall and a ?ange integral with the ?at outer
a pivot member, and a head ornament support means
wall and substantially perpendicular thereto, each ?ange
supported by each of said clips, the axis of said pivot
having a straight edge formed at the outer end thereof,
member supporting the clip member ‘being substantially
the straight edge being adapted to grip one face of the
perpendicular to the arcuate outer surface of the band,
band, each clip including an integral ?at strip section 15 to enable the clip and the ornament supported thereby
engaging one face of the ?at outer wall of the mating
to be moved away from the band, each of the clamping
clamping member, pivot means extending through the
members including an integral ?at outer wall, each clip
strip section of each clip, and the flat outer wall of the
including an integral flat strip section in engagement
mating clamping member, each of said pivot means being
with one face of the outer wall of the mating clamping
adapted to pivotally support the mating clip, the outer
member, and pivot means extending through the strip
wall of each clamping member being nominally substan
section of each clip, and the outer wall of the mating
tially parallel to a plane tangent to the arcuate surface
clamping member, said pivot means being adapted to
of the band.
pivotally support the adjacent clip, the ?at outer wall
5. An adjustable support for a pair of ear muffs, as
of each clamping member being nominally substantially
in claim 4 in which each of the ear muff support frames 25 parallel to a plane tangent to the arcuate outer surface
is formed of wire, each of said frames being of substan
of the band.
tially oval arcuate contour.
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6. An adjustable support for a pair of ear muffs, as
in claim 4, in which each of the ear muif support frames
is formed of wire, each of said frames being of generally 30
oval arcuate contour, each of said frames including an
integral cross-piece located adjacent one end of the mat
ing clip, each of said clips having a hollow beaded sec
tion at one end thereof, the beaded section of each clip
being adapted to be ?tted over the cross-piece of the 35
adjacent frame, to support the adjacent frame.
7. An adjustable support for a pair of head ornaments,
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