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Publication numberUS1588477 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 15, 1926
Filing dateJun 26, 1922
Priority dateJun 26, 1922
Publication numberUS 1588477 A, US 1588477A, US-A-1588477, US1588477 A, US1588477A
InventorsKingston Raymond L
Original AssigneeKingston Raymond L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flexible connecter
US 1588477 A
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June 15,1926. 1,588,477

R. L. KINGSTON FLEXIBLE CONNECTER Filed June 26, 1922 Patented June 15 1926 RAYMOND L. KINGSTON, or nn'rnorr, MICHIGAN;

FLEXIBLE CONNECTER.

Application filed June 26, 1922. Serial No. 571,059.

This invention relates to flexible webbing formed into a loop to serve as a door stop, spring shackle or other connecting element, and its object is to provide a connecter of 6 this character which will be very flexible, which will not abrade enameled, varnished or painted surfaces, and which will have great strength.

This connecter consists of a short length of knitted or woven tubing folded upon itself intermediate its length and, if desired, having one or both of its edges tucked in between the folds so as to form anendless band, the hand then being flattened and sewed through to constitute two loops connected by a soft pliable strip of fabric. It also consists in the details of construction illustrated in the accompanying drawing and particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawing, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a portion of a door and casing, and a door stop embodying the present invention. Fig. 2 is a perspective of this improved door stop. Figs. 3, 4, 5

and 6 are cross sections of flexible connecters embodying the present invention.

Similar reference characters refer to like parts throughout the several views.

Flexible connecters have been made by ing it together and sewing through the two sides or by riveting the two sides together. The result has not always been satisfactory as the rivets often tear out and the threads break and permit the band to unwind.

In the present case a short length of woven or knitted tubing made of fibrous material, such as cotton, linen, wool or silk, is folded upon itself intermediate its ends so that the sides lie flat against each other and then one or both ends are tucked in between the sides to form a band. In Fig. 3 a cross section of a folded band is shown comprising the two outer laps 1 and the inner laps 2. The band is then flattened to constitute the loops 3 and intermediate portion 4 of the connecter and the sides of the intermediate portion are sewed through by longitudinal lines 6 and transverse lines 5 of stitches. If. the connecter is to be used as a door stop, brackets 7 may be passed Y departing from the spirit of my convolutely winding a band and then pressthrough the loops 3 and attached to the cas-- ing 8 and door 9 by means of screws 10.

If desired, the connecter may beenclosed by a wrapping 12 of finishingfabric, leather or rubber, or which may be of the same material as the upholstering of the vehicle body.

Instead of four laps such as shown in Fig.

3, the tube may be folded again to produce the outer laps 13, inner laps 14 and intermedlate laps 15, as shown in Fig. 5 I The original tubing is preferably woven, with contin uous woof threads and when great strength is desired the wires 16 may be woven into the fabric among the woof threads as indicated in Fig. 4, these wires being in the form of helices in the original tubing and therefore substantially endless in the connecter.

This endless connecter can be made of great strength without destroying its flexibility and the softness of the original fabric serves to prevent any scratching of the finish of the parts to which it is attached. The cut ends of the fabric tubes are preferably turned in out of sight so that rounded edges alone are to be seen.

The details of the construction of this con necter and its proportions may be further modified by those skilled in the art without invention as set forth inthe following claims.

I claim y 1. A connecter comprising an endless band folded together to constitute terminal loops and Ya connecting portion between them, the band being formed from a section of tubing folded upon itself intermediate its ends, the two parts of the band constituting the connecting portion being sewed together.

2. A connecter comprising an endless band folded together to constitute terminal loops and a connecting portion between them, the band being formed from a section of tubing folded upon itself intermediate 3 its ends, the two parts of the band constituting the connecting portion being sewed together by longitudinal and transverse lines of stitches.

3. A connecter comprising an endless band folded together to constitute terminal loops and a connecting portion between them, the band being formed from a section of tubing folded upon itself intermediate its ends and having such ends tucked in between the resulting sides, the tWo parts of the band constituting the connecting portion being sewed together.

4. A connector comprising an endless band folded together to constitute terminal loops and a connecting portion between them, the band being formed from a section of tubing folded upon itself intermediate its ends, the two parts of the band constituting the connecting portion being sewed together, said tubing being formed With circumferential Woof threads and reinforcing Wires Woven in among the Woof threads.

RAYMOND L. KINGSTON.

Referenced by
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US2608711 *May 4, 1951Sep 2, 1952Isaac Earl Van PeltDelimiting appliance for closures
US2705525 *Jun 9, 1953Apr 5, 1955Bartolucci Edgar OResilient pivotal mounting for reclining chair
US3737772 *Jun 16, 1971Jun 5, 1973Sun Electric CorpMeter movement and limit stop
US5074611 *Dec 24, 1990Dec 24, 1991O'gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring CompanyDoor assembly for armored car
US5090767 *Jan 25, 1991Feb 25, 1992Webasto Ag FahrzeugtechnikSliding roof and/or sliding and tilting roof for motor vehicles
Classifications
U.S. Classification16/82
International ClassificationE05C17/00, E05C17/36
Cooperative ClassificationE05C17/36
European ClassificationE05C17/36