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Nov. 20, 1928. 1,692,457
H. M. MAGID CANOPY Fbn AUTOMOBILE WINDOWS Filed May 7, 1927 Patented N 0v. 20,, 1928.
PATENT OFF 1, 92,457 ICE.
HARRY M. MAGID, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
CANOPY FOB. AUTOMOBILE WINDOWS.
Application filed May 7,
The present invention relates particularlyto awning-like shields adapted to be placed in the windows of automobiles to protect the driver or other occupants from the glare of the sun shining through such windows under certain conditions; and has for its object to produce a simple, novel, attractive and efiicient device of this kind.
A further object of the present invention is to produce a device of the character described which, without the use of any tools, excepting perhaps a knife or a pair of scissors, may
be fitted into a window frame of any width within limits.
-A further object of the present invent1o is to produce a device of the character described that may be placed at any elevation in a window frame and be instantly adjustableinto any other desired position.
A further object of the present invention is to produce a device of the character described that. will permit a window, with which it is associated, to be almost completely closed, permitting'the window opening to be fully closed while the device is in position.
: A further object of the present invention is to produce a device ofthecharacter described that' requires no change to be made in or work to be done on a window frame to which it is applied.
A further object of the present invention is to produce a simple and novel device of the character described that will not rattle in service.
' The various features of novelt my invention is characterized wil hereinafscale, of the upper portion of a door frame with the device in position thereon,'parts be ing broken away; Fig. 3 is a section taken approximately on line 3-3 of Fi .2; Fig. 4 is a section taken on line 4- -4 of ig. 2; Fig. 5 is a section taken approximately on, line 55 of Fig. 2, the sheet member of the canopy being omitted; and Fig. 6 is a planview of one end of t e framework of thedevice.
Referringto the drawing, 1 represents awhereby I 1927. Serial No. 189,487.
the side members and across the underside of the top member; these grooves being the usual ones in which the window glass 3 slides.
My improved device is adapted to be inserted in the opening in the window frame and, in its simplest form, consists of three elements and an adjustingnut. These three elements consist of two similar side bars or brackets 4 and 5, one of which issecured on the end of a rod 6 and the other on the end of a tube 7 into which the rod is telescoped, together with the canopy proper that consists of a more or less flexible or resilient corrugated sheet 8. The'rod is screw-threaded and has thereon a nut 9 adapted to abut againt the free end of the tube 7 to spread the side bars or brackets apart.
Each bracket consists of a bar-like member having atone end a head 10 and provided on its inner side with a groove 11 open at the. head end and closed at the other end. On the outer side of the head portion is a long narrow lug 12; this lug being preferably tapered so as to be more or less wedge-shaped. The parts are so proportioned that when the lugs of the two brackets are set into the groove in the window frame, at opposite sides, the nut 9 being backed off sufficiently to permit this to be done, then, upon screwin the nut in the proper direction to expand the cross piece, the brackets will be clamped with the bar portions inclined outwardl and downwardly from the plane of the g ass in the window, the upper ends of thegrooves or troughs in the brackets lying just outside of the plane of the glass, that is the lane of the grooves in which the glass sides. Furthermore, the outer sides of the heads on (greater than the width of the grooves 11 in.
he. brackets. Therefore, when the canopy is orced into the grooves in the brackets, it is,
i the brackets are flat around the lugs, and of considerable area, so as to afford wide beartioned in the top of the window opening,
Therefore, when my improved device 1s mounted in the extreme upper portion of the window opening, the upper part of-the same makes a closed joint with the window frame and prevents the entrance of wind or rain.
In the underside of each of the bracket heads is a notch 14 into which the upper edge of the window glass may extend when the window is pushed up.
If desired, a wing screw 15 may be applied to the nut 9, on the inner side of the window ,to prevent rotation of the nut and theft of the canopy device when the automobile is closed and locked.
It will be seenthat the same device can be fitted into windows of various widths; the corrugated sheet member of the canopy being made long enough to fit a wide Window, and being simply cut to the proper length with a knife or scissors when the device is to be applied to a narrower window. The cross piece between the brackets, consisting of the rod and the tube, is of course adjustable to any desired length through the mere turning of the knurled nut 9 Therefore the device ma be applied tov a window of any width,
wit out mutilating or in any way changing the window frame or adding to the latter anything that is not removed through the mere act of backing u the nut 9; no tools of any kind being required. It will furthermore be seen that the device may be placed at any desired elevation in a window opening, being adapted to be quickly and easily adjusted from, one position to another and locked in its new, position.
Furthermore, when the device is placed in the to of a window opening, it permits the win ow to be almost completely closed, leaving only enough opening to afford ventilation, but definltely preventing the entrance of wind or ram.
While I have illustrated and described with particularly only a single preferred form of my invention, 1 do not desire to be limited to the exact structural details thus illustrated and described; but intend to cover all forms and arrangements which come within the definitions of my invention con stituting the appended claims.
1. A device of the character described comprising a holder adapted to extend across and be frictionally held in a window frame, said adapted to be slipped into the lng each other in a plane forming an angle with the plane of the window, said grooves being open at the ends that are the inner ends when the device is on a window, and a stiff canopy sheet of a length sufiicicnt'to extend between'said grooves, said sheet being through their open ends.
2. A device of thecharacter described comprising a holder adapted to extend across and be frictionally held in a window frame, said holder having grooves adapted to lie at opposite sides of the window opening and facing each other in a plane formin an angle with the plane of the window, an apanopy sheet adapted to be engaged at its ends in said grooves said sheet being of resilient material and being corrugated, and the normal overall thickness of the sheet being somewhat greater than the width of the grooves.
3. A structure of the character described comprising a holder having parallel grooves spaced apart and facing each other, the grooves being open at corresponding ends and closed at the other ends, and a sheet of resilient material long enough to extend between said grooves and corrugated at its ends so as to have a normal overall thickness somewhat greater than the width of the grooves.
4. A device of the character described comprising two brackets, a lengthwise adjustable spreader between said brackets, the brackets having on their inner sides grooves facing each other,-and a long sheet of resilient material corrugated along longitudinal lines and of a greater overall thickness to permit it to be readily cut to a desired length,
5. A device of the character described comprising two brackets having on their outer sides lugs to engage grooves in awindow frame and on "their inner sides longitudinal grooves opening out of one end thereof and closed at the other end, an adjustable spreader between said brackets, and a canopy sheet adapted to extend between said brackets and fit at its ends into said grooves.
6. A device ofthe character described comprising two brackets having on their outer sides lugs to engage grooves'in a window,
frame and on their inner sides longitudinal grooves opening out of one end thereof and closed at the other end, an adjustable spreader between said brackets, and a canopy sheet adapted to extend between said brackets grooves of various widths, and a canopy sheet adapted to extend between said brackets.
8. A device of the character described comprising two brackets, a rod fixed to one end of one of the brackets and extending at right engage the free end of said tubular member, 1
said brackets having on their inner sides grooves facing each other and lying in a plane parallel to but above said rod and tube, said grooves being open at the supported ends of the brackets, and a canopy sheet adapted to be inserted into said grooves through their open ends.
9. device of the character described comprising two brackets, an adjustable spreading device between one end of each bracket and the corresponding end of the other bracket, the ends of the brackets at which the spreader is located being shaped to fit into the top. of the opening in a window frame and rigidly hold the brackets projected outwardly at an angle to the vertical, said brackets having grooves extending lengthwise thereof in the sides facing each other, and a canopy sheet having its edges engaged in said grooves and having a free end projecting beyond said brackets to engage with the top of the window frame.
10. A device of the character described comprising a canopy adjustable as to its width, an adjustable spreader arranged at one end of the canopy and adapted to spread the latter and lock the canopy in frictional engagement with the sides of a window frame and hold the canopy in an outwardly and downwardly inclined position.
11. A device of the character described comprising a canopy adjust-able as to its width, an adjustable spreader arranged at one end of the canopy and adapted to spread the latter and lock the canopy in frictional engagement with the sides of a window frame and hold the canopy in an outwardly and downwardly inclined position said canopy being constructed with the top of a frame and with the top of a window in said frame and a closure for the frame opening when the window is closed.
12. A device of the character described comprising two brackets, a spreader between corresponding ends of said brackets; and a canopy sheet extending between said brackets, each bracket having at the spreader end I an element adapted to engage with the adjacent side of a window .frame in which the device is placed to lock the canopy in an outwardly and downwardly inclined position with respect to the frame when said spreader is adjusted to press said elements into close contact with the frame.
13. A device of the character described comprising two brackets having on their outer sides at one end elements to engage with the adjacent inner sides? of a window frame in which the device is placed, said brackets having on their inner sides longitudinal rooves opening out of said ends of the brac ets, and a canopy sheetadapted to extend between said brackets and fit at its ends into said grooves, the sheet and the brackets being constructed and arranged to cause the sheet to be tightly held in said grooves.
14. A device of the character described cation.
HARRY M. MAGID.
comprising two brackets, an adjustable