Patent Number: 6,167,596

Title: Secured pen and holder

Abstract: A pen and pen holder arrangement provides security for retaining the pen and in which no tools are required to replace a used up pen. A pen with a flexible tether that terminates in a ball is employed together with a holder that receives the ball. The holder has a base with an opening adequate to pass the ball through and a transport that rotates within the base so that the ball can be moved from an insertion state to a holding state. In the holding state, the track has a dimension that holds the ball within the holder. A rotatable base cover that rotates with the transport obscures the transport from view and has a longitudinal slot opening enlarged at one end to permit the ball to be passed into the holder and otherwise a slot to permit the tether to move with the ball into the holding state.

Inventors: Berman; James (New York, NY)


International Classification: B43K 23/00 (20060101); B43K 23/04 (20060101); A44B 021/00 (); A45F 005/02 (); A43K 025/02 (); A47F 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018