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July 21,1931. L; STARK 1,815,596
ANTIRATTLING DEVICE FOR DOORS AND THE LIKE Filed Aug.- 15, 1929 T5 .5 INVENTOR a LOUIS STARK BY g & M AT'fORNEY and displacements.
. Patented July 21, 1931 UNITED sra'rlas PATENT OFFICE LOUIS STARK, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR 'IO EASTER SPECIALTY MANU- FACTURING OOMIANY, INC., 01: NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK ANTIBATTLING DEVICE FOR DOORS LIKE Application filed August 15, 1929. Serial No, 886,181.
This invention relates to anti-rattling devices for doors and the like and has especial reference to use with automobile doors which are subject to unusual strains and vibrations The main object of the invention is to provlde a simple, compact, durable, economically manufactured device which can be readily attached to a door preferably adjacent the door 10 hinge without necessitating any change in the construction and arrangement of the arts and utilizing one of the screws of the inge, thus avoiding extra fastenin means. Further and more specific objects, eatures,
5 and advantages will more clearly a pear from the detailed description given elow when taken in connection with the accom-' panying drawin which form part of the speclfication an which illustrate one e'mbodnnent of the invention. .Generally speaking, the invention comprlses a resilient means attachable to a door or amb and capable of counteracting and taking 11 the major vibrations and displacements the door, in combination with a cushioning element asso iated therewith to take u and counteract minor vibrations.
Pre Iegrably, the particular form employed constit tes a bowed spring member and a rubber or resilient cushion centrally seated thereon. The device isapertured to receive an ordinary hinge screw so. that the same screw that holds the hinge plate to the door or Jamb can hold the anti-rattling device.
The resent preferred form of the invention is illustrated the drawin s of which Fig. 1 is a perspective view 0 a doorand jamb with the anti-rattling device in position;
Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the device;
Fi 3is a longitudinal section taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4: is a front elevation of a modified form of the invention;
Fig. 5 is a longitudinal section taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4; and,
-Fig. 6 is a partial enlarged section of the form shown in Fig. 4.
As illustrated in the drawings, the present preferred form of the invention, comprises a .bowed leaf spring element which as bowed end portions 11 and and central base or seat portion 12, which has an aperture 13 therein .to receive the head of a screw 14 which is. one bf the screws used to fasten the hinge plate-15 to the door 16 or the jamb 17. a
Preferably centrally disposed on thecentral seat portion of the spring-element is a cushioning member preferably a rubber pad 18 which in the form shown is preferably moulded'to the s ring element and has a central aperture in ine with the aperture 13 in the slprin element. This central aperture is num ere 19. The seat portion 12 is rovided with s aced holes such as 20 an 21 into which the rubber of the pad 18 flows as the pad is being moulded to the spring element and aids in looking the pad to the spring element.
It will be seen from Figs. 1 and 3 that the central aperture 19 when the parts are assembledwill make the pad 18 more flexible and that when the door isshut the face of the door will press against the face of the pad 18 and will trap some air in the aperture 19 and that this will act as an air cushion to additionally cushion'the door.
It will be apparent that when th device is mounted as shown in Fig. 1, the ends 10 and 11 of the spring element will first contact with the adjacent edge of the jamb or door 17 when it is swung into closed position with respect to the other member 16 and thus will take up the major shocks or displacements resident in the construction and that when the door is full closed or almost so, the cushioning pad 18 will then come into play and take up and counter-' act the minor vibrations which occur after the door is closed and when the automobile is in moton on the road. It will be observed that the height of the pad 18 is not as great as the distance of the ends 10 and 11 of the sprin element from the seat portion and that there ore it will come into contact with the door or j amb lastly. Thus there is combined in one simple compact device a construction which will counteract or eliminate both major and minor vibrations and displacements and a device which can be economlcally manufactured and. very easily and readily attached to a door without altering or disturbing the present construction thereof to any appreciable extent.
In the modification shown in Figs. 4, 5, and V 6, the rubber pad 18 is attached to the spring element by having studs or headed members 22 moulded or embedded into the rubber. These studs have grooves 23 therein to receive the fiowing rubber and lock the studs in place. The studs further have bores 26 therein to receive screws 25 which pass through the spring element into said bores and hold-the rubber pad firmly inplace on the spring element. The bores are numbered 261 .While the invention has been described in detail and with respect to a preferred form thereof, it is to be understood that it is not limited to such forms or details since many changes and modifications may be made and the invention embodied in other forms without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention in its broader aspects. Hence it is desired to cover all forms and modifications coming within the language or scope of any one or more of the appended claims.
What is claimed, is,
1. An anti-rattling device for doors and the like which comprises a bowed spring member with a central rubber cushion on one side of the member, said cushion and member having an aperture to receive a hinge plate screw.
2. An anti-rattling device for doors and the like which comprises a flat bowed spring member with a central rubber cushion on one side of the member and fastened thereto on the concave side of the spring, said cushion and member having an aperture to receive a hinge plate screw, the top of the cushion being below the level of the line drawn between the ends of the bowed member when in normal position.
Signed at New York cit in the county of New York and State of ew York this 9th day of August, A. D. 1929.
flEBTlIICAT! or conancrlom htent No. 1,815,596. Granted July Zl, 1931, to
' LOUIS STARK.
it ie-hereby certified that the name of the ossignce in the above numbered patent was erronconsiy written and printed as "Kastcr Specialty Manufacturing Eompany, incl, whereas said name ohouid' have hcen written and printed as Kastar Specialty Manufacturing "Company, ino, as shown by the records'of nesignments in this office; andthat the said Letters Potent should he read with this correction therein that the same may conform to the record of thecase in the iatent Office. I
Signed and sealed this 22nd day of September, A.- B. 1931.
. J M. J. Moore, (Seal) Acting Commissioner of Patents