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 numberUS1254566 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 22, 1918
Filing dateMar 16, 1914
Priority dateMar 16, 1914
Publication numberUS 1254566 A, US 1254566A, US-A-1254566, US1254566 A, US1254566A
InventorsFrancis N Bard
Original AssigneeFrancis N Bard
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flexible joint.
US 1254566 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

F. N.. 'BARD.



Patented J an. 22, 1918.

a I auw p fl w w 0 WWW meas es. f.

- joint'of-thisdescription:

' Befft known that The "invention 1s il us a g rnanors 1v. 'niinnyor cHrcneo,- rLnInoIs.

To all la-limit amm- I, F e oIs -N; BARB, a

- citizenofitthe' United-States, residing. at Chi cage, in the; countyof Cook-and, State of llhno-is, haveinvented .a' certain new and.

useful] Joints, of which the following. is a'-- specification. This invention rel-ates to flexiblojoints for F pipes, hose and the likepandhas forits ob.- ject'to provide'a newaiid-improved flexible companyingdrawings, wherein;

' F igure 1 .1sa longitlid'lnal sectional View of a flexible joint embodying the invention;

, Fig. 2 is a side. viewof' the device 'illus! trated i Figf g "Fig. 6 is aside-view of Fig. -4.-with'parts .omittedshowing the location o f thespring. Like numerals refer to like parts throng'h out thefseveralfigures.

- and. a cap. or nut-3, "which is screw-threadedto the casing. The casing contains the fgaskets 4:, which engage the hall-.dfWhehthe joint is used on trains, the cap on .nu't 3- is loosened. In order-to prelocking device consists 5,; having the bent ends ing space for the part5; the part 5 being movably mounted is being screwed on to'the casing 2."the piece in Fig. 2. After the cap'has been properly screwed down, thepiece '5 is moved to the position shown in full lines in Figs. 2 and 3, so that the bentends 6. engage the casing 2, thereby preventing the accidentalfloosening of the cap 3.' The piece 5 is preferably of some spring metal which will exert 'a' pressure upon the casingfiwhen in'its operative position. The piece5 may he moved "rnEXiBLn JOINT.

- Specificationcf'LetterslPatent.

i 8 may' "controlling it. f Any suitable-spring may be used. AsLherin shown, the

; provided atone end #Which git-is attached-to the cap 3,

The engaging. piece 8 .is; provi d.ed with the facesjfi and 8 adapted tobe enga'gedby View, similar-to Fig.

places where 'it receives jars,-

' ing piece pivotally mounted Patented an. 22*, rate.

i ii' iie tio fiied'March 16,;914. serialivasaaaos... v

inrits operative 'position simply striking -it 'with a"hammer andwhen m position [holds the 'capand easing against-accidental separation. .g j'

j In Figs; iand' 5, [have .shown a modified construction.- In these figures the cap 3 has movably connected therewith an engaging piece 8, whichis preferably provided with .an' eng'aging point 9 and asecondengagin'g point 10. Thepiece 8 isheld in position-in '--any-suitable.manner, as by a rivet, 11. In

this construction when the cap is screwed oe 'e .e provided with a sp'r'ing' 12 for s ring 12 is see Fig.6.

.the-sprin WV-hen the spring engages the witha lug y means of down, .'the piece 8 i -held away fromth-e cas ing-' 2 and'after-the cap has been screwed down, the piece-'8' is moved inwardly, so as the casing. -The engaging piece i'faceS it olds the engaging'piecegn contact with the'casing 2-. When the spring engages off contact-'Jwith the casin' .2. It will be"seen now'tgat any loosening movement of-the cap 3 thereby the cap"3.:

- *I have shown ingde'taila particnlarfcon-z A a the .facefi 'itiholds the engaging, piece out; a Re errlng now to .Figs. 1, Wand- 3,1 have".v

y sh'own-a-flexible'joint comprising'afballj 1,-

"a casing 2, into ;which the ballis receivedtends to-canse the," oints}; and- 10' to-dig into the casing and preventth'e accidentalremoval of strnction embodying my'invention, bnt it is 'f of course evident that thegparts may be varied inniany particulars without departj from the spirit of ing. therefore do not limit;

A fleiiblel'ioint meaneball, casing,fa ca'p having a screw-threaded-en- 'gagement with saidcasing and having 'a I myself to the partic- .uIarconstruction shown." j, I

my invention and 1E portion whichloverlaps a'p'ortion ofsaid casing and an: engaging piece pivotall y con- 5 hangs down, as shown in the dotted lines? nected with. the overlapping portion of said said cap between them. r q 2. A flexiblejoint comprising a ei cap connected withsaid casing, an engagupon one of said parts-andadapted to be brought into so' as tokresist relative movement j sliding frictional engagement with the other part when, they are assembled to hold the parts against relative movement.

3. A flexible joint comprising a easing having an unbroken exterior surface, a cap having a screw-threaded engagement with said casing, a piece movably mounted on said cap and extending circumferentially therealong and bent out of alinement with its point of attachment to the cap, saidpiece adapted to be moved so as to engage the un'- broken exterior surface of the casing and resist relative movement between the capand easing. p v A1. A flexible joint comprising aicasing, a cap having a screw-threaded engagement with said casing, "aniengaging piece .mov-

" ably connected with said cap and having =bent ends, said bent ends adapted to be adapted to be brought into engagement with the casing.

61A flexible joint comprising a cy1ind'ri-' cal casing, a cap having a screw threaded. part which overlaps a portionof saidcasing,

an engaging iece removably connected with said cap an having a portion bent 'out'of alinement with'the point where it, is COD-1' nected with the cap, said bent portion when the engaging piece is in its operative-posh tion, projecting inwardly past the edge of said cap and frictionally engaging the cylin- Y drical surface of said casing so as to frictionally resist relative movement between the cap and easing; v I v 7. 'A flexible 'joint comprising a cylindrical casing, a cap having 'a' screw-threaded part which overlaps a portion of said casing,

said cap Lt-ltS lower edge, said movable en gaging piece when in its operative position projecting nnder the-edge of the cap and engaging-theouter. face of said casing, said engaging piece extending circumferentially along the edge of said cap" and beingsubstantially parallel with the edge of'said cap. In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in thepresence of two witnessesthis 11th day of March, 1914. i


Witnessesr Bnssm S. RICE, GENEVAI'IIRTH.

an engaging piece. movably connected with

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2954636 *Apr 16, 1958Oct 4, 1960Richard J GammacheUniversal furniture foot construction
US6470791 *May 25, 2000Oct 29, 2002Luk Lamellen Und Kupplungsbau Beteiligungs KgMaster cylinder
US6810787Sep 12, 2002Nov 2, 2004Luk Lamellen Und Kupplungsbau Beteiligungs KgMaster cylinder
US7331304 *Jun 9, 2005Feb 19, 2008Taylor Made Group, Inc.Windshield system including tower frame
US7661747Feb 16, 2010Taylor Made Group, LlcWindshield system including tower frame
US20060087146 *Jun 9, 2005Apr 27, 2006Taylor Made Group, Inc.Windshield system including tower frame
US20080106113 *Jan 8, 2008May 8, 2008Taylor Made Group, Inc.Windshield System Including Tower Frame
US20090015032 *Sep 19, 2008Jan 15, 2009Taylor Made Group, Inc.Windshield System Including Tower Frame
U.S. Classification285/87, 285/271, 403/122
Cooperative ClassificationF16L37/252