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Publication numberUS1732489 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 22, 1929
Filing dateNov 20, 1928
Priority dateNov 20, 1928
Publication numberUS 1732489 A, US 1732489A, US-A-1732489, US1732489 A, US1732489A
InventorsJoseph C Uckotter
Original AssigneeJoseph C Uckotter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Awning arm
US 1732489 A
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Oct. 22,1929.

.1. UCKOTTER AWNING ARM Filed Nov. 20, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet Patented @et. 22, lt ilt) l FlCE JOSEPH (3'. UCKOT'IER, OF CQVINGTON, KENTUCJEKY Awnme AI-tLWI Application filed November 20, 1926.

This invention relates to awning arms and more particularly to the construction of a foldable awning arm and a bracket for supporting the same.

An important object of the invention is the production of an awning arm so constructed that the awning may be placed in the least possible compass when in folded position, so that there will be the least pos l sible portion thereof exposed to the weather.

A further object of the invention is to provide a construction of this character, wherein the arrangement is such that all damage to the awning proper by the folding arm is avoided. In the ordinary awningarm construction, the elbow of the arm is so arranged that it contacts with the cloth of the awning proper, with the result that this cloth is often bound or nipped between the fold- 2Q ing sections of the arm and cut thereby, necessitating patching or replacement of the awning.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a structure such that the awning may be very readily adjusted to cause align ment of the arms, so that they will operate properly in the folding operation.

In the ordinary construction of such de vices, great care must be exercised in the placement of supports upon which the arms are mounted, as otherwise the arms will be disposed in slightly varying positions, with the result that as the awning is folded or straightened, a considerable binding effect is "noted, placing strain upon all working parts and upon the awning, with the result that these working parts rapidly deteriorate and the awning does not present a neat appearance in either folded or extended position.

These and other objects I attain by the construction shown in the. accompanying drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention and wherein Figure 1 is a plan view showing an awning arm constructed in accordance with my invention, the arm being illustrated in its applied position before setting thereof;

, Figure 2 is a side elevation of the arm,

serial No. seam.

'nates an attaching platehaving cars 11 apertured at 12 for the passage of securing elements whereby they may be fastened in position against the vertical wall of the build ing. The cars and their openings are preferably so spaced that the securing elements may be directed into the mortar between adacent bricks of the building structure and thus applied without destruction of the brickworlr.

Adjacent its upper end, this plate has at its center a pivot 13 and adjacent its lower end, op 'iosite side faces of the plate have outwardly projecting lugs lt provided with threaded apertures for the passage of set-screws 15. Near its lower end to one side of the center thereof, a threaded aperture 16 is provided.

Mounted upon the pivot 13 is an arm support 17 comprising a bar of considerably less width than the distance between the lugs 1 1 and having an aperture 18 in its upper end for the passage of the pivot. At its lower end at one side, this bar has a coplanar car 19 provided with a slot 20, which is arcuately curved with the aperture 18 as a center and is adapted for the passage of a clamping screw, which may engage in the opening 16 of the plate 10 and thus secure the arm support in positions adjusted about the pivot 1.3. Adjustment is further main tained and is secured by the set-screws 15, which abut against opposite side faces of the plate 17. Extending outwardly from the plate is a flange E31 having formed therethrough an opening 29,, the axis of which parallels the plate. This opening is surrounded at at least one face of the flange and preferably at both faces'thereof by an annular series of radially directed corrugations 23.

Coacting with this flange is a disk 24 apertured at 25 for the reception of a pivot clamping bolt 26 directed through the opening 22. The inner face of this plate or face which is opposed to the corrugations 23 is provided with coacting corrugations 27. It will be obvious that this plate may be disposed in a desired adjusted position and clamped in this position by the bolt 26 and will be very securely held. The disk has projeeting therefrom hinge ears 28 for coaction with the hinge car 29 of a fitting 30 forming the shoulder portion of the arm. The arm is formed in two sections which may be termed a forearm section 31 and an upper arm section 32. These sections have at their adjoining ends elbow fittings, designated at 33 and 34 respectively. The elbow fitting 34 comprises a plate having hinge ears 35 which are disposed intermediate the ends thereof I and are adapted for coac-tion with a hinge ear 36 formed upon the plate forming the elbow joint 33. The outer end 37 of the plate forming the elbow section 34 is apertured at 38 for the reception of a. set-screw 39 which, engaging against the elbow section 33, limits the movement of this section before the sec tions come into alignment.

The outer end of the forearm section 31 is provided with a fitting 40 having at its outer set-screws 15, the entire arm may be oscillated upon a pivot, with the result that the elbow joint will be raised or lowered, thus permitting these elbow joints to be disposed upon the same level, so that the awning will be properly held even though in installation errors occur in the positioning of the base plates 10, Not only will this construction permit these joints to be arranged in alignment but it will likewise permit the joints to be a-li 'ned while still providing ample clearance between the cloth of the awning and the joint, so that there will be no danger of the awning cloth being nipped or otherwise damaged by the joint. It will also be noted that the hinge lugs of the several sections are so disposed that the arm sections may be flatly engaged against one another when in folded position, with the result that the awning rod engaged in the clamps 43 may be disposed very closely against the face of the fittings and accordingly against the building. This permits the awning to be arranged in such compass that very little surface thereof is exposed to the weather when it is unerztended.

Since the construction employed is capable of a certain range of change and modification without materially departing from the spirit of the invention, I do not limit myself to such specific structure except as hereinafter claimed.

I claim 1. Means for mounting folding awning arms comprising a plate adapted for attachment to a building structure, a support, a pivot connecting the support to the plate for swinging movement transversely of the plate, means for adjusting the support about the pivot and for securing it in adjusted positions, means perpendicular to the support for hingedly connecting the upper end of the awning arm thereto, the lower end of the support having a slot arcuately curved with the pivot as a center, and a securing element extending through the support for engagement with the plate.

2. Means for mounting folding awning arms comprising a plate adapted for attachment to a building structure, a support. a. pivot connecting the support to the plate for swinging movement transversely of the plate, means for adjusting the support about the pivot and for securing it in adjusted positions, means for connecting the awning arm. to said support, the lower end of the support having a slot arcuately curved with the pivot as a center, and a securing element extending through the support for engagement with the plate.

3. Means for mounting folding awning arms comprising a plate adapted for attachment to a building structure, a pivot carried by the plate adjacent its upper end, transversely spaced ears upon the plate adjacent its lower end, a support mounted upon the pivot and swingable thereabout between the ears, means for attaching an awning arm to the support, and screws extending through said ears for engagement with opposite sides of the support.

4. Means for mounting folding awning arms comprising a plate adapted for attachment to a building structure, a pivot carried by the plate adjacent its upper end, transversely spaced ears upon the plate adjacent its lower end, a support mounted upon the pivot and swingable thereabout between the ears, screws extending through said ears for engagement with opposite sides of the support, and means for securing an awning arm to the support for adjustment with respect to the awning arm in a vertical plane.

5. Means for mounting folding awning arms comprising a plate adapted for attachment to a building structure, a pivot carried by the plate adjacent its upper end, transversely spaced ears upon the plate adjacent its lower end, a support mounted upon the pivot and swingahle thereabout between the ears, means for attaching an awning arm to the support, screws extending through said ears for engagement with opposite sides of the support, the support in its lower end having an arcuate slot curved with the pivot as a center, and a securing element extending through said slot for engagement with the plate.

6. Means for mounting an awning arm, comprising a plate, a support pivoted to the plate for adjustment in a plane parallel with respect to the plate, means for securing the support in adjusted position, and a pivot carried by the support with its axis parallel to the plate and support and adapted to connect the arm to the support.

7. Means for mounting an awning arm, comprising an upright plate, an upright support pivoted to the plate for adjustment in a plane parallel with respect to the plate, means for securing the support in adjusted position, a flange extending forwardly from the support, and a pivot carried by the flange with its axis parallel to the plate and sup port and adapted to connect the arm to the support.

In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature.

JOSEPH C. UCKOTTER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/278.1, 248/273
International ClassificationE04F10/06
Cooperative ClassificationE04F10/0618, E04F10/0662, E04F10/0651, E04F10/0622, E04F10/0637
European ClassificationE04F10/06N, E04F10/06F20, E04F10/06J, E04F10/06F20A