Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1136167 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1915
Filing dateMar 16, 1914
Priority dateMar 16, 1914
Publication numberUS 1136167 A, US 1136167A, US-A-1136167, US1136167 A, US1136167A
InventorsRichard Reininger
Original AssigneeNewark Rivet Works
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1136167 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)




Patented Apr. 20, 1915.



; enrich.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 20, 1915.

Application filed March 16, 1914. Serial No. 824,965.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, RICHARD REININGER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Umbrella-Rods, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to folding umbrellas, and it relates particularly to the class of folding umbrellas in which a rod composed of two parts one sliding within the other to increase or decrease the length of the articles is employed. Heretofore in this class of rods great difficulty has been experienced because of the fact that any slight obstruction, or roughness of either the inner face of the outer member or of the outer face of the inner member, resulting from rusting or sli ht bending of the parts will prevent the free independent sliding of the parts, which is necessary to their operation.

The object of the present invention is to provide a rod of the kind referred to for use in umbrellas, which by its construction shall insure at all times and under all conditions the free longitudinal movement of the inner portion within the outer one.

With these objects in view the invention consists of an umbrella rod having the novel generic and specific features of construction and arrangement of the parts substantially as hereinafter described and claimed.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which;

Figure 1 is a side elevation of the rod constructed in accordance with my invention, the parts of the rod being shown in position to give the rod its greatest length; Fig.2 is a side View, the parts of the rod being shown in a shortened and folded condition in order to lessen the length of the structure; Fig. 3 is a side view of the inner member of the rod; Fig. 4c is a transverse sectional view of a modified form of parts forming portions of the inner member of the rod.

In this drawing 1 represents the outer member of the rod which consists of a hollow metal tube, and to which is attached a notch ring 2 of any suitable form providing for the connection to the rod of the ribs of an umbrella. The member 1 has in it, near the handle end an elongated opening 3 for the reception of a spring catch 4 extending from the inner member of the rod, and the outer member has extending from the handle end inward, a slot 5 for the reception of a shank 6 of a projection 7 extending from the inner member and formed with or connected to the spring catch 4 in order that pressure on the projection may depress the spring catch releasing it from the opening 3 and permitting the movement of the inner member longitudinally in the outer member.

The inner member in accordance with the present invention is composed of a body made up of two strips or bars 8 of metal which are separated throughout, excepting at points where they are provided with means of connecting them, in order to insure their retaining their proper relation to each other under all conditions.

The body of the inner member of the rod constructed as described is of a size to enter and move freely in the outer member 1. The outer faces of the strips composing the inner member are preferably rounded in order to conform to the shape of the inner face of the outer member and to fit closely where they contact with it. The strips or bars are connected in any suitable way. As herein shown they are indented on their outer faces at one or morepoints in their length, and around these indented portions is placed a ring or band 9 which serves to maintain the parts securely together and to preserve the shape of the inner member. The indentations in the strips 8 are of such depth that the outer face of the collar 9 when applied will be below the remainder of the face of the inner member.

The form of the strips 8 forming the principal part of the inner portion of the rod may be varied at will. For instance, they may be solid with plane inner faces and curved outer faces as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 of the drawings, or they may be formed of strips which are concavo convex in cross section, as shown in Fig. l of the drawing.

The inner rod member constructed as described is connected to a hollow tip 10 by introducing one end of each of the strips 8 therein and securing them in any suitable manner. Pivotally connected between the parts of the inner member at the handle end thereof is a link 11 and to the other end of this link 11 is connected a short section of rod 12 to which a handle 13 is attached, and

c on which the spring catch 4: and projection Cit 7 are mounted. Interposed' between the strips or bars 8v a distance from the handle ends thereof'correspondingto the distance which the inner member slides when the parts of the rod are assembled is a stop 14. A pin shown by dotted lines in Fig. 1 extends through the wallsof the outer member and betweenthestrips 6, such pin being located between the stop 14 and the link 11. The pin and the parts against which it abuts in the sliding, of .the inner member serves both to keep the inner and outer members of the rod in alinement, and also to limit the longitudinal independent movement of the parts in order to prevent the withdrawal'of the handle end of the inner S member a distance greater than the length tion such as that caused by corrosion. Therefore the free sliding of the parts of the -,rod independently of each other to shorten or lengthen the rod is insured under all conditions. 7 V v I claim: 7

1. An inner member of a telescopic um- I brella rod of the kind described having the substantially entire outer face thereof which is adapted to bear against the outer member compressible.

2. An inner member of a telescopic umbrella rod of the kind described having the body thereof composed of resilient strips separated substantially throughout.

An inner member of a telescopic umbrella rod of the kind described having the body thereof composed of separated resilient strips having indented faces, and rings or bands surrounding such strips and arranged in the indentations.

i. An inner member of a telescopic umbrella rod of the kind described having the body thereof composed of strips or rods separated for substantially their entire length, a hollow tip receiving an end of each strip or rod, and a link arranged between and pivoted to the other ends of such strips or rods.

5. A telescopic umbrella rod of the kind described comprising an outer member of a form to receive or envelop an inner member, and an inner member having the substantially entire outer face thereof which is adapted to bear against the outer member compressible.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




Copies of this patent may e obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5188138 *Jul 10, 1991Feb 23, 1993Kabushiki Kaisha Japan HealthWalking stick with wheels
US8216092 *Dec 4, 2009Jul 10, 2012Parklife Innovations Ltd.Goal device for team games
US20110105253 *Dec 4, 2009May 5, 2011Wennesland Anders AlfGoal device for team games
U.S. Classification135/74, 248/188.5, 248/408, 135/75, 403/102, 403/109.3, 403/378
Cooperative ClassificationA45B17/00