Patent application title: Belt attached tool hanger
Jean P. Corzine (Fort Myers, FL, US)
IPC8 Class: AA45F502FI
Class name: Receiver separate from attaching means removable connection clip or hook attaching receiver to support means on bearer
Publication date: 2009-04-30
Patent application number: 20090108040
A tool hanging device attached to the belt of a person. The hanging device
is constructed of a unitary piece of wire. The wire is bent in such a
manner that a forward and horizontal U-shaped loop is created. Legs of
the U-shape are further bent upwardly to create upstanding legs of the
U-shape. The upstanding legs are further bent over themselves to form
loops. The loops are slip behind a belt of a user and then downwardly so
that the loops attach themselves to the belt. The forward and horizontal
U-shape is used to hang a hammer thereon and other tools.
1. A tool hanging device on a person comprising a single solitary wire:
element being bent into a forward and substantially horizontal U-shaped
hanging loop leaving two legs of the U-shape, each of said two legs are
further bent into vertical upstanding legs, each of said upstanding legs
are further bent back upon themselves to form downwardly extending loops,
each of said loops are slipped over a belt of a person.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
This invention relates to a tool hanger that is carried on a person's waist belt. There are many known tool hangers that are carried on the belt of a workman. Mostly, these hangers are attached to a belt by way of loops. Other tool carriers are known as tool pouches or satchels that are also carried on a belt.
U.S. Pat. No. 4,480,755 illustrates an article carrying device that is made of a continuous single wire-like member which is bent in many convoluted turns to receive the handle of a container. This device is carried on a belt of a person.
U.S. Pat. No. 4,480,755 shows a tool storage device that is made of a continuous wire-like member. A suggestion in the specification suggests that a hammer may hang to be stored when not in use. This device is designed to store a hammer on a peg board.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
The invention at hand is a device that is a simple hanger for a hammer which is used by a workman, such as a roofer or a carpenter, for example. These professions are normally using a hammer only and the hammer should readily be available between the handling of materials. The hammer hanger consists of a single wire-like hanger that forms a forward and horizontal loop which is carried by a belt of the workman. The hammer is easily slipped onto and out of the loop as the task of the work in progress requires. Other similar tools can also be hung into the loop such as pliers.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
FIG. 1 is a perspective and top view of the hanger;
FIG. 2 is a side view of the hanger;
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the hanger attached to a belt and a hammer is shown in phantom.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
FIG. 1 shows the hanger of the invention in a perspective view having a substantially horizontal U-shaped frame 1 extending in a forward manner. The U-shaped frame 1 has two leg components 1a and 1b which also extend in a horizontal manner in the direction of the body of the workman (not shown). Each end of the leg components 1a and 1b have upstanding legs 2 and 3, respectively. Each of the upstanding legs 2 and 3 have bent over and downwardly extending or U-shaped loops 4 and 5, respectively. The loops are bent over themselves. It can now be seen that the hanger is made of a single unitary wire element. The wire element should be made of a thickness so that it remains substantially rigid when a tool is hung on its horizontal forward loop 1. It appears that a wire diameter of 1/8 to 1/4 inch would suffice.
FIG. 2 is a side view of the tool hanger with like reference characters having been applied as were in FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the tool hanger as it is being attached to a belt B of a person with a tool, a hammer H, shown in phantom. This view of FIG. 3 explains how the hanger is used. The hanger with its upstanding legs 2 and 3 is simply slipped behind the belt B of the workman and when pulled downwardly, the two loops 4 and 5 simply slip over the belt B and into place. No further explanation of the use of the hanger in combination with a tool is deemed to be necessary.
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