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Publication numberUS1756227 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 29, 1930
Filing dateAug 29, 1929
Priority dateAug 29, 1929
Publication numberUS 1756227 A, US 1756227A, US-A-1756227, US1756227 A, US1756227A
InventorsTorrent John
Original AssigneeTorrent John
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Screen for automobile windows and the like
US 1756227 A
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April 29, 1939. TORRENT 1,756,227


This invention relates to a screen designed primarily for use in the window of automobiles, one of the objects being to provide a simple, inexpensive, and eflicient device of this character which can be easily placed within a window opening so as to enga e within the groove usually provided to gui e the sliding window.

Another object is to provide a screen which can be readily removed from the opening.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed may be made within the scope of What is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the accompanying ferred form of the invention has been shown.

In said drawing,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the screen. 7

Figure 2 is a section through the upper portion thereof and showing a part of the vehicle structure engaged by the screen.

' Referring to the figures by characters 0 reference, 1 designates a sheet of wire fabric and the edges of this sheet are housed within a continuous strip 2 of soft rubber. This strip forms a flexible resilient frame so proportioned that, when the screen fabric is flattened out, the outer edge portions of the frame will enter the grooves G ordinarily provided in an automobile structure for receivingzand guiding a sliding window.

or the purpose of holding the frame 2 taut, resilient wires 3 can be extended diagonally across the frame, the ends of the wires being fastened in the corner portions. These wires are provided, at their point of crossing, with a knob or handle-4 fixedly attached 4 to both wires.

When it is desired to place the screen in a window opening, the same is buckled by placing a hand against the screen fabric 1 and then pulling the handle or knob 4 away from the screen. This causes the wires 3 to drawing the prebend and to draw the sides of the frame toward each other. Thus the screen can be placed in position after which, by releasing the handle or knob 4, the spring wires 3 will return to their normal or substantially normal positions. This will result in expandin the frame 2, and flattening the screen fa ric so that the edge portions of the frame will enter the grooves G and thus hold the screen in proper position relative to the window opening.

When it is desired to remove the screen it is merely necessary to pull on the handle or knob 4 so as to buckle the frame 2 and withdraw it from engagement with the grooved structure in which it is seated.

A screen such as described can be made cheaply and will not detract from the appearance of the vehicle 'with which itis used. 7

Under some conditions it might be advantageous to dispense with the wires 3 and connect the knob or handle 4 to the center of the screen fabric. Such a construction is so obvious that a detailed illustration thereofis 7 not deemed essential.

What is claimed is:

A screen including a resilient frame, a

f screen fabric connected toand surrounded by diagonally disposed resilient members secured at their ends to the respective corner portions of the frame and crossed ad- 'acent to the center of the screen, said mem-. ers being joined at their point of crossing, and a handle extending from the joined portions of the members, each of the crossed members including a single piece of resilient ma.- terial adapted to be bowed by pulling on the handle.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed mv signature.


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US2698052 *Oct 31, 1950Dec 28, 1954John E WarnerVehicle window cover
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US2804139 *Apr 5, 1954Aug 27, 1957William F PfauStorm windows
US6095230 *Jun 15, 1998Aug 1, 2000Quaker State Investment CorporationVehicle sun shades
US6135191 *Sep 8, 1998Oct 24, 2000Quaker State Investment CorporationCollapsible vehicle sun shade
US20050253411 *Jun 10, 2005Nov 17, 2005Lun ChaiSunshade
US20080000597 *Jun 19, 2006Jan 3, 2008Matthew WatfordLight restricting system and method
U.S. Classification160/354, 160/DIG.200, 160/379
International ClassificationB60J1/20
Cooperative ClassificationY10S160/02, B60J1/2011
European ClassificationB60J1/20B