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.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1587721 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 8, 1926
Filing dateJan 31, 1925
Priority dateJan 31, 1925
Publication numberUS 1587721 A, US 1587721A, US-A-1587721, US1587721 A, US1587721A
InventorsHarry M Goldberg
Original AssigneeH M Goldberg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Awning frame
US 1587721 A
Abstract  available in
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

June 8 1926.

H. M. GOLDBERG AWN I NG FRAME Fi1ed.Jan. 5l 1925 .Invenon By M Patented June d, 192th.

IQ E

HARRY M. GOLDBERG, F SAN FRACSCO, CALFQRNA, ASSGNOR T()y H. M. GOLD- BERG CG., 0F SAN FRANCISCO,

oamronnia, a rAa'rNnnsi-irnf AWNNG IFRAME.

Application filed January This invention relates to outdoor signs, and more particularly to an illuminated sign for attachment to a foldable awning such as is commonly used on store fronts.

In many cities there are restrictions as to the use of electric signs, particularly as to the extent that they may be projected from the side of the lniilding,` their height from the sidewalk, etc. Usually these restrictions do not apply to signs placed upon a so-called marquise, or some permanent covering. W'hile they likewise do not apply to signs mounted upon foldable types of awnings, .l am not aware that anyone has heretofore applied an electric sign to such foldable awnings so that the sign may be projected and retracted with the awning and malntained in position where it will` be easily readable at all times. Frequently such awnings are let down at night when the weather is inclement, and their extending` frame ofers an ideal location for an electric sig-n.

It is the object of my invention to provide a sign, especially an illuminated sign, for attachment to the frame of a foldable awning, with provision for maintaining the sign in upright position both when the awning` is folded and when it is extended, so that the sign can easily be observed at all times.

ln the accompanying drawing, 1 Fig. 1 shows a side elevation of an awning equipped with the present invention;

Fig. 2 shows a front elevation of the saine in folded position;

Fig. 3 shows a perspective view of a modi? fied arrangement of the sign and operatingmechanism therefor;

Fig. 4 shows a side elevation of a different type of awning from that shown in Fig. 1, also equipped with my invention;

Fig. 5 shows a side elevation of a modified form. of controlling means for maintaining the sign in upright position.

The type of awning shown in Figs. 1 and 2 permits of vertical movement of the frame so that the awning will move `downwardly when folded. Y ln this form the awnin frame consists of side arms pivotally connected at their inner ends to bearings 1l. slidable on 'vertical rods 12, secured to the supportingl structure or *wall 13. There is a connecting or cross bar 14j at the outer ends of the arms 10, and a canvas covering 15 is secured at one edge to this bar, the other edge of the canvas being connected te 3l, 1925. Serial N0. 5,937.

roller 16 arranged in a recess 17 formed in the wall 13. VTWhen the awning is raised thel ianvas is wound upon the roller 16, and the cross `bar 14; forms a closure for 'the recess,

as to conceal and protect the canvas structure. ln applying my invention to the style of awning above described, l mount a rigid sign support 18 upon the cross bar 14- by means of hinges 19. To maintain the sign support in upright position at all times l arrange a control. rod 2O at each side of the awning. preferably above and parallel with said arms 10. The outer end of each control Yrod is pirotally connected to the adjacent upper corner of the sign support, and the inner end of eac-h control rod is pivoted to a sliding bearing 2l, similar to bearings 1l, and movable therewith on the, rods 12. lll hen the awning is extended the sign occupies a vertical position at the outer edge of the awning, shown in full lines in Fig. l, and when the awning is folded the sign is disposed in Vupright position in front of the cross bar 13, as indicated in dotted lines in said figure. This sign is intended to be electrically illuminated, and the control rods 2O may be made hollow, and thus serve as conduits for the electric wires.

ln Fig. 3 I show an arrangement where the sign is of less length than the length of the awning frame. Here the sign frame. is indicated at 422, andis fixed upon a rock shaft 23 mounted in bearings on the cross bar 141. At each end of the rock shaft is a rock arm 211, to which is pivotally connected a control rod 25 suitably connected atits inner end to the supporting wall.

ln l the slidable bearings at the inner ends of the side bars 10 and control rods 2O are dispensed with, and stationary lugs 26 are provided'instead. The operation of the awning and sign in other respects is similar to the one above described.

ln Fig. 5 l show a modiliedform of mechanism for controlling the position of the sign. This comprises a stationary toothed quadrant 27 at the innerend of each side arm., and an oscillating toothed quadrant 28 at the outer end of each of said side arms. The sign is fixed to a cross rod 29 extending between the outer movable quadrants and the movable quadrants are rocked by means of a toot-hed raclr 30, supported slidably in stir rups 31 yfixed to the side arms. When the awning is raised from the position shown in solid lines, the racks are moved downwardly by the stationary quadrants, and thereby act to rock the outer quadrants and keep the sign in upright positionA as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 5

It will be observed that my invention may be readily attached to anyof the usual forms of folding awnings, and will not in any wise interfere with the operation of the awning. As will be appreciated from Fig. 2, the sign occupies a conspicuous place when the awning is folded, and when the awning is extended the sign is projected out to a point near the edge of the sidewalk, at a low elevation. Thereby passengers in street cars and automobiles, as well as pedestrians on the opposite side of the street, are certain to have their attention directed to the sign. The controlling means shown herein is simple and inexpensive to construct, and to put in place, and serves at all times to maintain the sign in upright position and prevent the sign from swinging on its pivots under the influence of a high wind.

Various changes in the construction and arrangement of the several parts herein shown may be employed without departing from the spirit of my invention, as disclosed in the appended claims.

lVhat I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. The combination with a foldable awning having a frame consisting of side arms pivotally connected to a suitable supporting structure, a connecting bar connected to the outer ends of the arms, of a rigid sign support arranged adjacent said connecting bar and mounted for rocking movement, and a member disposed adjacent to each side arm and extending from the supporting structure to 'said sign support and operatively connected to the latter to positively act upon the sign support to maintain the latter in upright position in any position of the awning.

2. The combination with a foldable awning having a frame consisting of side arms vpivotally connected toa suitable supporting structure, a connecting bar at the outer ends of the arms, of a rigid sign support arranged adjacent said connecting bar for rocking movement, and control means extending parallel with the side arms and connected to the sign support at one end and to the supporting structure at the other end, whereby to maintain the sign support in upright position in either yposition of the awning.

3. The combination with a foldable awning having a frame consisting of side arms pivotally connected to a suitable supporting structure, a connecting bar at the outer ends of the arms, of a rigid sign support arranged adjacent said connecting bar and mounted for rocking movement, a rod arranged above each side arm and extending parallel therewith, each of said rods being pivotally connected to the sign support and to the supportingstructure for the awning, whereby the sign support will be maintained in upright position at all times.

4. The combination with an awning having a frame consisting of side arms pivotally connected to a supporting structure, a cross `bar arranged at the outer ends of the arms, a flexible covering secured at one edge to said ci'oss bar, aroller arranged in a recess on the supporting structure upon which the flexible member is adapted to be wound, said cross bar serving to close the recess when the awning is folded, of a rigid sign support hinged to the outer edge of the cross bar and a rod at each end of the awning, extending parallel with the side arms and pivotally' connected at one end to the sign support, and at the other end pivoted to the supporting structure, whereby the sign support will be maintained in upright position both when the awning is extended and when it is Jfolded.

5. The combination with an awning having a frame consisting of side arms pivotally connected to a supporting structure, a cross bar arranged at the outer ends of the arms, a flexible covering secured at one edge to said cross bar a roller arranged in a recess on the supporting structure upon which the flexible member is adapted to be wound, said cross bar serving to close the recess when the awning is folded, of a rigid sign support hinged to the outer edge of the cross bar and a rod at each end of the awning, extending parallel with the side arms and pivotally connected at one end to the sign support, and at the other end pivoted to the supporting structure, whereby the sign support will be maintained in upright position both when the awning is extended and when it is folded, said rods being hollow and serving as conduits for electric wires, whereby the sign structure may be illuminated.

6. The combination with a foldablc awning having a frame `consisting of side arms slidably and pivotally connected to a suitable supporting structure, a connecting bar connected to the outer ends of the arms, of a rigid sign support swingingly connected to said connecting' bar7 and a rod disposed adjacent to and parallel with each side arm above the same and relatively closed thereto with each side arm slidably and pivotally connected to the supporting structure and pivotally connected at the outer end to said sign support to positively act upon the sign support to maintain the latter in upright position in ailihy position of the awning'.

Aanv M. scansuse.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5148849 *Nov 26, 1990Sep 22, 1992Carefree/Scott Fetzer CompanyLighted retractable awning
EP1484460A1 *Jun 4, 2004Dec 8, 2004Philippe PourlierAwning equipped with an illumination apparatus
WO2013156652A1 *Apr 18, 2013Oct 24, 2013Molina Angel CabezaImproved awning
Classifications
U.S. Classification160/10, 160/26, 160/22
International ClassificationE04F10/02, E04F10/00
Cooperative ClassificationE04F10/0614, E04F10/0692, G09F17/00, G09F15/0025
European ClassificationE04F10/06T, E04F10/06F10, G09F17/00, G09F15/00B4