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 numberUS1711670 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1929
Filing dateMar 14, 1927
Priority dateMar 14, 1927
Publication numberUS 1711670 A, US 1711670A, US-A-1711670, US1711670 A, US1711670A
InventorsBrennan Arthur T
Original AssigneeBrennan Arthur T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Screen
US 1711670 A
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

May 7,1929. T. BRENNAN SCREEN Filed Margh 14, 1927 lxl l! ATTORNEY) screen mesh is bent into the shape of a chan- Patented May 7, 1929.

UNITED STATES ARTHUR '1. BRENNAN, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

SCREEN.

Application filed March 14, 927. Serial No. 175,087.

My invention relatesto improvements in screens for doors, windows, or the like.

The object is to provide a slmple, sturdy, inexpensive screen of the character described, which screen can be cheaply manufactured and which is so constructed that the screen mesh which it carries is so securely held in place as to be capable of withstanding substantially strong blows without being torn loose.

A meritorious feature of my invention lies in the provision of a screen having a wood frame to which the screen cloth is securely fastened without the use of nails or the like and without the employment of the usual molding.

Other objects and advantages of my invention will more fully appear from the following specification, appended claims and ,accompanying drawing, wherein:

, Fig. 1 is an elevation of a screen embodying my invention.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1 with the filler cord removed.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the same line as Fig. 2 with the filler cord in place.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary elevation of a modified form of construction.

Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 55 of Fig. 4.

In the embodiment of my invention illustrated in the drawing the screen frame indicated as 10 is provided with an encircling continuous groove 12 formed in its outer face. This groove is spaced from the inner margin of the frame and is substantially rectangular in cross-section. It extends into the frame angularly toward the inner margm of the frame and its inner side wall therefore forms an acute angle with the outer face of the frame.

The screen mesh or cloth 14 is fastened to the frame by having its marginal portion bent into the groove or channel 12 of the frame. This marginal portion of the nel 15-with its opposite sides closely engaging the opposite side walls of the channel 12 in the frame. The bottom of themesh channel formed by this shaping of its marginal portion snugly abuts the bottom of the chan- ,nel 12 in the frame.

In Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, I have provided a compressible filler cord 16 which is inserted within the channel 12 of the frame In Figs. 4 and 5 I have illustrated my invention without the employment of the filler cord. The screen mesh at its margin is bent into the channel 12 of the frame and the marginal portion of the screen mesh is shaped into channel form and pressed into the channel of the frame by a tool of such a character that the channel mesh snugly impinges the side walls of the wood channel in the frame.

In my improved screen the screen mesh is so shaped within the channel in the wood frame and the channel in the wood frame is so shaped and positioned that the screen mesh is held securely against being accidentally torn lose. The channel extends inwardly toward the inner margin of the frame and the screen mesh is therefore bent over the sharp corner formed at the inner margin of the channel and is pressed snugly into the side walls of the channel of the wood frame and against the bottom thereof.

Any blow which is struck against the screen mesh and which would ordinarily tear the same loose is resistant not only by the frictional engagement of the screen with the inner side wall of the channel but the channeled portion 15 of the screen is forced against both side walls of the wood channel and the frame, and the engagement therewith is so snug that the screen mesh is held securely against being torn away.

What I claim is:

1. A screen having, in combination, a wooden frame provided with a continuous substantially rectangular encircling channel .formed in one face and spaced from its inner margin, said channel being so arranged as to-extend from said face angularly toward said inner margin, screen mesh secured to the frame by having its margin turned into said channel to engage the opposite side walls thereof, and a compressible filler strip of a width normally greater than said channel wedged into distortion within said chan nel between those opposed portions of screen mesh which abut opposed side walls of the channel.

2. A, screen having, in combination, a wooden frame provided with a groove in one face, said groove extending with substantiall parallel side walls into the frame toward its inner margin and at an acute angle with respect to the plane of the screen secured to the frame, screen mesh secured to the frame by having a portion turned into said groove, said portion being so shaped as to closely engage the opposite side walls of the groove, and means within the groove wedging said screen closely against the op posite parallel side walls of the groove.

3. A screen having, in combination, a wooden frame provided with a groove in one face, said groove being substantially rectangular in cross section and extending into the frame angularly toward its inner margin, and a screen mesh secured to the frame by having a portion turned into the groove,

said portion being bent into channel form closely engaging both side walls and the bottom of the groove and a round flexible compressible cord having a normal diameter greater than the width of the groove pressed into said groove substantially filling the same and Wedging the screen mesh against the bottom and both side walls of the groove.

'4. A screen comprising, in combination, a frame provided with a substantially rectangular continuous groove formed in one face encircling the opening defined by the frame and having an inner side wall forming an acute angle with said face and an outer side wall forming an obtuse angle therewith, and screen mesh secured to said frame ARTHUR T. NAN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2621729 *Aug 16, 1949Dec 16, 1952Jessup Raymond WWindow screen and frame
US2636227 *Dec 6, 1948Apr 28, 1953Benjamin M AltwiesWindow
US2678690 *Jun 11, 1951May 18, 1954Ry Lock Company LtdTension screen with wooden crossbars
US2837153 *Dec 2, 1955Jun 3, 1958Brown Harold HMetallic building wall
US3230872 *Sep 24, 1963Jan 25, 1966De Groot Philip JExpandable frame for silk screen
US3430559 *Apr 7, 1966Mar 4, 1969Avm CorpVote record pack print device
US3601912 *Oct 25, 1968Aug 31, 1971Dubbs Wendell PWoven screen stretching frame
US4660308 *Jul 29, 1985Apr 28, 1987The Dow Chemical CompanyTentering frame for sheet-like members
US6540950 *Sep 20, 2000Apr 1, 2003Dahti, Inc.Carrier and attachment method for load bearing fabric
US6702390Sep 26, 2002Mar 9, 2004Herman Miller, Inc.Support assembly for a seating structure
US6722741Sep 27, 2002Apr 20, 2004Herman Miller, Inc.Seating structure having a backrest with a bowed section
US6733080Sep 27, 2002May 11, 2004Herman Miller, Inc.Seating structure having a backrest with a flexible membrane and a moveable armrest
US6899398Mar 6, 2003May 31, 2005Dahti, Inc.Carrier and attachment method for load-bearing fabric
US6966604Feb 5, 2004Nov 22, 2005Herman Miller, Inc.Chair with a linkage assembly
US6966606Jan 15, 2003Nov 22, 2005Dahti, Inc.Carrier and attachment method for load bearing fabric
US7096549May 13, 2005Aug 29, 2006Dahti, Inc.Carrier and attachment method for load-bearing fabric
US7887131Feb 12, 2010Feb 15, 2011Knoll, Inc.Lumbar support
US8480171Jul 8, 2005Jul 9, 2013Knoll, Inc.Office chair
DE954388C *Nov 19, 1952Dec 13, 1956Buehler Ag GebEinlegesiebrahmen
Classifications
U.S. Classification160/395, 101/128.1, 5/197
International ClassificationE06B9/52
Cooperative ClassificationE06B9/52
European ClassificationE06B9/52