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Publication numberUS1822890 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 15, 1931
Filing dateNov 12, 1930
Priority dateNov 12, 1930
Publication numberUS 1822890 A, US 1822890A, US-A-1822890, US1822890 A, US1822890A
InventorsJames K Heymer
Original AssigneeChristine M Warren
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Supporting means for venetian blinds
US 1822890 A
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Sept. l5, 1931. J. K. HEYMER SUPPORTING MEANS FOR VENETIAN BLINDS Filed Nov. 12, 1950 2521/622207 d/vfs MMI-W51? 551% l f f f 73@ wai Patented Sept. 15, 1931 UNITED lSTATES PATENT OFFICE J AMES K. HEYMER, OF MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, ASSIGNOR T0 CHRISTINE M. WARREN, GUARDIAN OF CLIDE W. WARREN, DOING BUSINESSA AS WARREN SHADE COMPANY, OF MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA SUPPORTING MEANS FOR VENETIAN BLINDS Application lled November 12, 1930. Serial No. 495,160.

This invention. relates to a bracket for Venetian blinds. y

It is desirable that certain types of shades, such, for example, as Venetian blinds, be detachably supported when they are in. use, in order-that said shades or Venetian blinds can be readily and easily removed from their supports to be cleaned or repaired, and just as readily and easily be again assembled with their supports.

It is the general object of the present invention to provide brackets of novel and improved type for removably supporting a Venetian blind, or other shade, as, for example, within a window or similar opening.

'A m-ore specific object is to provide a bracket for a Venetian blind which will include supporting and supported elements of novel and improved construction and adapted to be detachabl assembled together` in novel and improve manner.

With the above objects in view, as Well as others which will appear as the specification proceeds, the invention comprises the construction, arrangement and combination of parts as now to be fully described and. as hereinafter to be specifically claimed.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and wherein like reference characters represent similar parts throughout the several views,

Fig. 1 is an elevational view of the upper portion of a window frame having a Venetian blind removably supported therein by brackets each made according to the invention;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional view, taken on line 2-2 in Fig. 1, detailing features of the novel bracket;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged elevational view, taken on line 3-3 in Fig. 1, detailing the supporting element of the bracket at the left side of the disclosure of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is an enlarged view, partiallyA in end elevation and partially in vertical section, ofthe Venetian blind removed from the windowAll frame; and

Fig. 5 is a detail view, taken substantially online 5-5 in Fig. 1 and partially broken away.

With respect to the drawings and the numerals of reference thereon, 10 represents the upper cross member of a frame also including vertical side members 11 and 12 and providing an opening, such as a window opening, and 13 designates, generally, a Venetian blind adapted to be removably inserted in the opening of vsaid frame.

The Venetian blind 13 consists of a horizontal supported or lifting member 14 carrying spaced apart suspension brackets 15 removably or otherwise supporting a reel 16 which carries spaced apart vertical tapes 17 themselves supporting spaced apart horizontal slats 18, all in any well known or preferred manner; The Venetian blind also includes the usual adjustment and lifting cords, designated 19 and 20, respectively. The cords 20 desirably travel over small pulleys 21 suitably arranged in the supported or lifting member 14. The cord 19 rides over a pulley in the member 14 and is looped around the reel 16.

The construction includes a supporting bracket arranged at each end of the supported or lifting member 14 and detachably mounting the Venetian blind within the open space of the frame. rThe suporting brackets for the Venetian blind are approximately duplicates, the only diference beone is right and the other is left.

As shown, each frame side member 11, 12 suitably carries a supporting bracket element indicated 22 which may be secured to the corresponding frame member in any convenient manner as by screws entering holes 4in the bracket and screwed into the frame 23.' The ledges or ears 23 are arranged ad- 100 tween said supporting brackets being that u member 14 a jacent the top member 10 of the frame, but are spaced therefrom al distance a trifle greater than the measurement re resenting the thickness of the supported or li ting member 14 of the Venetian blind.

As very clearly shown, the supported or lifting member 14 carries supported bracket elements 25 attached to the lower surface of said member 14, including an element 25 arl ranged adjacent each end of said supported or lifting member 14. In the disclosure as made, each element 25 is attached to the member 14 by screws 26 which also attach the brackets 15 to said member 14, and each element 25 includes a body portion arranged in contiguous relation to the lower surface of the member 14 and an offset extension, or extensions, projecting outwardly of the member 14 and arranged parallel therewith in spaced relation thereto. Preferably, the offset extension, or extensions, of each element 25 consists of spaced apart ears 27 constructed and arranged in about the manner as illustrated.

l/Vhen the Venetian blind isl in use, the supported or lifting member 14 rests upon the ledges or-ears 23 of the supporting bracket elements 22 adjacent the opposite sides lof said Venetian blind in close proximity to the side frame members and in the space between said ledges or ears 23 and the top frame member 10. Said member 14 is associated with said led es or ears 23 by placing theo (Ijacent the front edges of the ledges or ears 23 and sliding said member 14 rearwardly over said ledges or ears with the ears 27 disposed beneath and in contiguous relation to said ledges or ears 23. The member 14 is pushed rearwardly until the backsurface thereof engages the stops 24 of the different supporting bracket elements 22, as will be understood.

The forward face of the member 14 pivotally supports locking elements or clips 28, including an element or clip 28 arranged adjacent each end of said member 14. As disclosed, each locking element or clip 28 is pivotally attached to the member 14 by means of a` screw 29. Forward portions of the ledges or ears 23 of the supporting bracket elements 22 include slots 30, one in each element 22, adapted to bein alignment with the forward face of said member 14 when the rearward face of said member is in engagement with the stops 24, said slots being arranged to be entered by the locking elements or clips 28 when swung downward?, as more clearly shown at the left side of in Figs. 2 and 3.

The arrangement is such that when the Venetian blind is supported b brackets 22, ears 23 are located between t e ears 27 and the bottom of member 14, and any vertical and.- longitudinal or endwise movement of the member 14 is thus prevented. When the 1g. 1 and the frame by first releasing the locking elements or clips 28 from the slots 30 and then drawing said member 14 forwardlyto cause it and the ears 27 to slide over the ledges or ears 23 of the supporting bracket elements 22. The Venetian blind when removed can be cleaned, repaired, or otherwise attended to, and can readily be replaced in the frame in the very simple manner as already set forth.

From the above description it 1s seen that applicant has provided a very sim-ple and efficient bracket structure, and one which can be'easily and quickly manipulated both to assemble a Venetain blind or other shade with a support-therefor, and to disassemble said blind or shade from said su port. i

It will, of course, be understood that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangement and proportions of the parts, without departing from the scope of applicants invention which, generally stated, consists in a device capable of carrying out the objects above set forth, and in the novel parts and combinations of parts disclosed and defined in the appended claims, the illustration and description herein being merely illustrative and intended in no way in a llmiting sense.

What l claim is 1. In combination, including a ledge, portion adapted to upon said led e, able withA sai member and arranged to engage said supporting element.

2. In combination, a supporting element including a ledge, a member having an end portion adapted to rest upon and be slidable upon said ledge, an element supported by said member adapted to lie beneath said ledge in close proximity thereto, and a locking element movable with said member and adapted to engage said supporting element to fasten said member in fixed relationto said supporting element.

3. In combination, including a ledge,

a supporting element a member having an end rest upon and be slidable and a locking element movledge, and a locking element movable with said member and adapted to engage said supporting element to iix said member upon said ledge and in contiguous relation to said stop.

4. In combination, a supporting element including a portion adapted to be attached upon a structure anda ledge extending from. said structure, a member having an end portion adapted to rest upon said ledge, an element providing, together with said member, a horizontal slot, said member adapted to slide upon said ledge rearwardly and forwardly thereof, a stop at a rearward portion of said ledge for limiting movement of said member rearwardly of said ledge, and a locking element upon said member and adapted to removably engage said supporting element to fasten said member against lateral movement upon said ledge.

5. In combination, a supporting element including a portion adapted to be attached upon a structure and a ledge extending from said structure, a member having an end portion adapted to rest upon said ledge, an element providing, togetherwith said member, a horizontal slot, said member adapted to slide upon said ledge rearwardly and forwardly thereof, an upstanding stop integral with a rearward portion of said supporting element for limiting movement of said member rearwardly of said ledge, and a locking element pivoted upon a forward surface of said member and adapted to removably enter a slot in said ledge alining'with said forward surface to fasten said member upon said ledge.

6. In combination, a supporting element including a portion adapted to be attached upon a structure and a substantially horizontal portion extending from said structure, a member including a slot receiving said horizontal portion, said member adapted to slide upon said horizontal portion rearwardly and forwardly thereof, a stop for limiting movement of said member rearwardly of said horizontal portion, and a locking element for fastening said member upon said horizontal portion.

7. ln combination, a supporting bracket including a portion adapted to be attached upon a structure and a substantially horizontal portion extending from said structure, a member including a slot receiving said horizontal portion, said member adapted to slide upon said horizontal portion rearwardly and forwardly thereof, an upstanding stop integral with a rearward part of said horizontal portion for limiting movement of said member rearwardly upon said horizontal portion, and a locking element secured upon said member and adapted to removably enter a slotin said horizontal portion to fasten said member against lateral movement upon said horizontal portion.

8. In combination, supporting brackets includmg portions adapted to be attached to a structure and substantially horizontal portions extending toward each other, said horizontal portions being in spaced relation, a member including slots adjacent its opposite ends receiving said horizontal portions, said member adapted to slide upon said horizontal portions rearwardly and forwardly thereof, stops for limiting movement of said member rearwardly of said horizontal portions, and locking elements for fastening said mem'- ber upon said horizontal portions.

9. ln combination, supporting brackets in-l portions, and locking elements secured upon said member and adapted to enter slots in said horizontal portions to fasten said member against lateral movement secured upon said horizontal portions.

10. A bracket for a Venetian blind having holes therein for attachment to a side member, apertured lugs at its rear portion for attachment to a vertical member, laterally proj ecting lugs at its top forming a ledge, a stop means at the rear of said ledge and a slot at the front of said ledge for receiving a locking member.

11. A pair of brackets for a Venetian blind including one bracket having means for receiving attaching members, a ledge at the top of said bracket with a stop means thereon and another bracket having an odset end adapted to be secured to a supporting bar of said blind and forming therewith a slot to receive said ledge of said irst mentioned bracket.

JAMES K. HEYMER.

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US2433693 *Nov 26, 1945Dec 30, 1947Richard H DrewMotor rail
US4235406 *Nov 22, 1978Nov 25, 1980Hunter Douglas International N.V.Support bracket for a venetian blind
US4919185 *Mar 21, 1988Apr 24, 1990Kenney Manufacturing CompanyHeadrail and bracket combination for supporting blinds
US5180130 *Nov 26, 1990Jan 19, 1993Kenney Manufacturing CompanySupporting bracket and headrail combination for a window blind
US7048028Dec 24, 2003May 23, 2006Newell Window Furnishings, Inc.Mounting bracket and headrail assembly
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/264, 160/902, 248/251
International ClassificationE06B9/305
Cooperative ClassificationY10S160/902, E06B9/305
European ClassificationE06B9/305