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Publication numberUS1732357 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 22, 1929
Filing dateDec 16, 1927
Priority dateDec 16, 1927
Publication numberUS 1732357 A, US 1732357A, US-A-1732357, US1732357 A, US1732357A
InventorsDavis William H
Original AssigneeDavis William H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Foldable sun visor
US 1732357 A
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Oct-22,1929. w, DAVIS 1,732,357

FOLDABLE SUN VI SOR Filed Dec. 16, 1927 M VNTOR W/wm 16. DA? 145.

Patented Oct. 22, 1929 WILLIAM H. DAVIS, or LONG Benoit, CALIFORNIA FOLDABLE SUN VISOR Application filed December 16, 1927. Serial No. 240,432.

An object of my invention is to provide a sunvisor which folds in the same manner as a folding fan and which when folded can be readily stored away; or placed in a pocket.

Another object is to provide a sun visor of the character stated, which is simple in construction and inexpensive to manufacture.

Other objects, advantages and features of invention may appear in the accompanying drawings, the subjoined detailed descriptions,

and the appended claims.

In the drawing. Fig. 1, is a plan view of my visor with parts broken away to show the interior construction.

Fig. 2, is a view of the visor in folded po sition.

Fig. 3, is a plan view of a modified form of visor, the visor being partly unfolded.

Fig. 4, is a fragmentary sectional view taken on line 4--4 of Fig. 1.

Referring more particularly to the drawmg.

My sun visor comprises a pair of head bands 2 1, 2, said bands being pivoted at their inner ends to the block 3. The bands are preferably formed of folding flexible material such as a covered metal strip, whale bone, celluloid, or other suitable material. Being flexible, these bands will readily conform to the shape of the head, but when not in use can be straightened out so as to form a more compact bundle.

A shield 4, is secured to the bands 1, 2, and extends outwardly therefrom to shield the eyes of the wearer. This shield is provided with radial creases as shown at 5, along which it is adapted to fold, said creases extending radially outward. from the center of the visor to form sections in the same manner as a fan and which will readily fold into a small space. The shield 4, may be formed of cloth, paper, celluloid, or other suitable material; the creases 5, consist of stitching or pleats in the material.

A flexible strap 6, is secured to the ends of the bands 1, 2, by snap fastenings 7, '7, or the like. whereby the visor is held in position on the head.

In the outer edge of the shield 4, I provide a hem 6, through which a rubber band 9, is; threaded, the band extending through the head bands 1, 2, at both ends and is preferably knotted so that it may be taken up to provide more tension if desired.

The obj cct of the rubber band is to give the proper curve to the visor 4, when in actual use, that is, the tension of the band tends to slant the shield 4 downwardly when the shield is extended in a manner usual with sun visors and also holds the shield in slanting position against accidental displacement.

'In the modified form shown in Fig. 3, the head bands 10, 10, are pivoted to each other at their inner ends, and the shield 11, is formed in the same manner as previously described. To stiffen the outer edge 0 the shield 11, a hem 12, is formed therein, the hem being headed and the rubber is eliminated.

Having described my invention, I claim:

1. A foldable sun visor comprising a pair of head bands pivoted together at the center of the visor, a shield secured to the head bands, and protruding outwardly therefrom, said shield being formed with radial creases so that it will fold into a small package.

2. A foldable sun visor comprising a pair of flexible head bands, a block, said bands being pivoted to the block at their inner ends, a strap secured to the outer ends of the head hands, a shield secured to the bands and extending outwardly therefrom, said shield being formed with radial creases therein, so as to fold into a compact package.

3. A foldable sun visor comprising a pair of flexible head bands, a block, said bands being pivoted to the block at their inner ends, a strap secured to the outer ends of the head bands, a shield secured to the bands and extending outwardly therefrom, said shield being formed with radial creases therein, so as to fold into a compact package. a hem formed at the outer end of the shield, this stiffening the same, and holding the shield in arched position when in use.

4. A foldable sun visor comprising a pair of flexible head bands, a block, said bands being pivoted to the block at their inner ends, a strap secured to the outer ends of the head hands, a shield secured to the bands and extending outwardly therefrom, said shield being formed with radial creases therein, so as to fold into a compact package, a hem formed on the outer edge of the shield, a rubber, threaded through the hem and secured at both ends to said bands.

In testimony whereof, I aflix my signature.

WILLIAM H. DAVIS.

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US5991916 *Dec 19, 1996Nov 30, 1999Sierra; SusieSunshade or hat having a foldable visor
US6745395Oct 25, 2001Jun 8, 2004Noble Tile & Vessel, Inc.Hat with display device
US6839904 *Feb 11, 2004Jan 11, 2005Jack LienHead-worn shading visor
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/12
International ClassificationA61F9/04
Cooperative ClassificationA61F9/045
European ClassificationA61F9/04B