|Publication number||US1806059 A|
|Publication date||May 19, 1931|
|Filing date||May 14, 1928|
|Priority date||May 14, 1928|
|Publication number||US 1806059 A, US 1806059A, US-A-1806059, US1806059 A, US1806059A|
|Inventors||Hoople Charles I|
|Original Assignee||Hoople Charles I|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (32), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
May 19, 1931. c. HooPLE ADJUSTABLE ANTIGLARE SHIELD Filed May 14, 1928 |753 gew D f "Hlmlll INVT,
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oss Reffsrenc .iXi-immer Patented May 19, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CHARLES I. OOPLE, 0F HONOLULU, TERRITORY 0F HAWAII ADJUSTABLE ANTIGLARE SHIELD Application led y May 14,
My invention relates to improvements in adjustable anti-glare shields, and it consists of the combinations, constructions, and arrangements hereinafter described and claimed.
An object of my invention is to provide an adjustable anti-glare shield that may be swung into practically every conceivable position and be held in this position so as to prevent the 'glare from the road caused by the sun, headlights of approaching cars, or the like, from striking the eyes of the driver. The device may be adjusted by means of one hand, and works easily and instantly.
A further object of Amy invention is to provide a device of the type described which makes use of novel means for holding the telescoping sections of the shank in adjusted position, this means automatically compensating for any wear taking place between mo ving parts. The device is extremely simple in construction, and occupies an out-of-theway place in the automobile when not in use.
ther objects and advantages will appear in the following specilication,I and the novel features of the device will be particularly pointedout in the appended claims.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this ap lication, in which igure 1 is a perspective view of a portionv of a car interior showing the device operatively applied? Figure 2 is a top plan view of the device;
Figure 3 is a section along the` line 3--3 of Figure 2;
Figure 4 is a perspective view of an element employed in the device; and
Figure 5 is a section along the line 5-5 of Figure 2.
In carrying out my invention, I provide a glare shield indicated generally by A, a telescoping shank by B, and a support C. The shankis connected to the support by a universal joint E.
Figures 1 and 2 show how the support C is secured to the interior of the automobile by screws 1 or other suitable fastening means. The support carries a ball 2, an
joint D and to the shield A by a 192s. serial No. 217,631.
this ball is mounted within a cup 3.k The cup has an inwardly-extending flange 4 that rides upon the surface of the ball and houses a fiber disc 5 that is yieldingly held against the ball 2 by means of a spring 6. The spring section 8 has an inwardly turned ange 11,l
and this cooperates with the head 10 in providing a bearing for the section 9. In addition, the head 10 and flange 11 limit the outward movement of the section 9.
I provide novel means for causing the section 9 to frictionally engage with the section 8 in order to have it hold in adjusted position. In Figure 5 I show a pin 12 carried by the section 9 and projecting into the interior of the section. .A spring 13 is mounted upon the pin 12 and has its other end bearing against a fiber shoe 14. This shoe is slidably mounted in a slot 15 and .is frictionally held against the interior of the section 8 by means of a spring. The force of the spring is suicientto hold the section 9 in adjusted position but yet.permit the ready movement of the section `when the operator desires. The glare shield A is connected to the section 9 by the universal joint E as already set forth, and this joint is of substantially the same construction as the joint D. A detail description of this joint will therefore not be included. The cups 3 and the universal joints D and E are removably secured to the sections 8 and 9 b means of the pins 7 whichare received in ayonet slots 16.
The glare shield A not only has a universal connection with the shank B, but it also may 4 be moved laterally with respect to the shank. The universal joint E forms a art of a bracket 17. This bracket is triangu ar in shape and has a vwedge-shaped member 18 preferably made of ber mounted therein (see Figure 4). A spring 19 urges the wedge 18 against a bar 20. The bar is square in cross section,
5 and, may be moved through the bracket 17 into the desired position. The wedge clamps the bar 20 in place.
At the ends of the bar 20 I provide cylindrical portions 21 and clips 22 are mounted upon these portions and are secured to the glare shield A. The clips permit the shield to be swung about the bar 20 as an axis, but createenough friction to hold the shield in adjusted position.
While I have shown and. described an antiglare shield as being attached to the bar 20, iijobvious that .a mirrorY ontherlike maybe substituted therefprjlth .Out departing .from l'sope'f the. claims.
AFrom 'the foregoing description of the various parts of the device, the operation thereof may be readily understood.
Normally, the shank B has its sections telescoped into each other, and the shank is swung so as to dispose the glare shield A in an outof-the-way position. If the driver wishes t0 protect his eyes from any glare such as from headlights, sun', or other road glare, he can grasp the shield A with one hand and swing the shield into any desired osition. The various connections between t e shield and the support C already set forth permit the shield to be swung into any position and to be held in this position. The driver does not have to lose control of his car or to, lift both hands from the steering wheel when maln'g this adjustment. The variousk joints create enough friction between they parts to hold them in adjusted position. The device is extremely simple in construction and is durable and elicient for the purpose intended.
Although I have ,shown and described one embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that the same is susceptible of various changes, and I `reserve the right to employ such changes as may come within the scope of the appended claims.
1. In anadjustable anti-glare shield or the like, two telescoping members, one being -rotatable within the other, one of said members having an inwardly-extending annular fiange for contacting with the other member, and the second member havingan enlar ed end portion for slidably contacting with the interior surface of the first member, a fiber shoe slidably carried by the enlarged end of said second named member and being movable in a radial direction, and a spring for urging said fiber member into contact with said first named telescoping member, whereby said telescoping members may be rotated with respect to each ether.
2. An adjustable anti-glare shield or the 55 like comprising a support, a telescoping member having a universal connection with said support, a wedge-shaped member havin a universal connection with said telescoping member, a bar slidable in said wedge-sha ed member, a spring-pressed wedge dispose in said wedge-shaped member and frictionally contacting with said bar, whereby the latter may be adjusted along its length with respect to said wedge-shaped member and a glare Ishield or the like rotatably mounted on said 3. In an adjustable anti-glare shield or the like, two telescoping members, one being rotatable within the other, the inner of said members having an enlarged portion slidably contacting with the interior of the first, a fiber shoe carried by the enlarged portion and being movable in a radial direction, and a spring for urging said liber member into contact with the outermost telescoping member, whereby the inner member may be rotated any numberA of degrees with respect to the outer member and to be frictionally held in adjusted position.
Signed at Honolulu in the Territory of Hawaii this 26th day of A ril, 1928.
CHARLE I. HOOPLE.
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