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Publication numberUS1969521 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 7, 1934
Filing dateJun 17, 1933
Priority dateJun 17, 1933
Publication numberUS 1969521 A, US 1969521A, US-A-1969521, US1969521 A, US1969521A
InventorsClifford L Oman
Original AssigneeClifford L Oman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Screen for automobile windows
US 1969521 A
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SCREEN FOR AUTOMOBILE WINDOWS Filed June 17, 1933 Aug. 7, 1934.

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Patented Aug. 7,v 1934 4UNITED STATESv eFH-JCE 159695211/1' l SCREEN Fort 'AtiroMloBItE vvNDoW's,

'o1i1r0rd1 .;oman, Dal1as,wis; Application JuneV 1,7,"19355,y serial No.h 676,298 2 claims.; (ci. '15s-39) This invention relates to screen apparatus particularly adapted for windows and doors of motor vehicles.

It is an object of my invention toY yprovide` lsimplified and effcient roller screen mechanism which will cooperate with the adjustable panes or glazing of automobile Windows and which may be quickly raised, lowered or adjusted as l desired or disposed compactly out of sight in lthe provide roller screen structure of the class devscribed wherein provision is made for forming -a tight joint between the lower edge of the adjustable screen and the window pane.

These and other objects and advantagesr of the invention will be more fully set forth in the following description made in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which like reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views, and in which:-

Fig. 1 is a side elevation with some portions broken away showing an embodiment of my invention applied to a conventional automobile door;

Fig. 2 is a top plan View of the door;

Fig. 3 is a cross section on an enlarged scale taken substantially on the line V3--3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a vertical section taken on the line 4 4 of Fig. 2, and

Fig. 5 is a detail cross sectional view on an enlarged scale showing a suitable stiiening rod construction for the free edge of the netting as -well as a suitable lexible strip construction forming a seal between the screen and the adjustable window pane.

As shown in the drawing, my improved screen conructon is applied to a conventional automobile door, indicated as an entirety by the letter D having the usual opening at the upper portion thereof wherein the vertically slidable window pane or glazing P is mounted. The vertical edges of the pane P Work in conven- A tional cushioning guides G constructed of felt or other compressible material, which guides are secured in the opposing vertical portions of the open frame. The upper bar 6 of the door frame is not of conventional type but is spaced from the outer bar 7 to afford a horizontal chamber v8 for accommodating the roller 9 of my screen construction. v.A cover plate 10 as shown -covers `chamber 8 and may be secured byv suitable means to theupper edge 'of the bar 6. Curtain roller 9l is of the torsional spring-actuated type rand vcarries at `one vend the usual trunnion 9a which is journaledv `in a suitable depending'bracket 11 which maybe supported from theY plate Al() at the uppere'd'ge` of the door. Anv` elongated coiled spring 12 is housed within thefopposite end-of roller 9 and has one of its ends secured to the roller while its outerend is secured-toa square` pin 13 which is nonrotatively-seated in a suitable recess Aprovided irl-one of the vertical posts of the door-frame. Flexible netting 14 of .nne meshfsuch as ne copper or bronze screening is attached and rolled on roller 9 and the longitudinal or vertical edges of this netting are preferably formed smoothly and are guided in the vertical grooves of suitable guide strips 15 mounted on the opposing sides of the Vvertical posts of the door frame forming a smooth joint therewith. It will be noticed that the guides 15 for the netting are disposed in spaced relation and inwardly of the guides for the window pane.

The lower transverse edge of netting 14 is secured to a tubular rod 16 whichl as shown is of rectangular cross section and has a slot along its top in which the netting is clamped and secured by means of an angle clip 17 extending i longitudinally along the outer upper corner of the tubular rod 16. Elongated angle clip 17 also clamps or secures a flexible wiper strip 18 between ts depending'flange and the outer longitudinal side of the rod 16. Wiper strip 18 is preferably constructed of rubber or some other suitable material' having requisite flexibility and elasticity and is provided with an outturned longitudinal wiper ange which is adapted to engage and seal against the inner surface of the window pane.

Within tubular rod 16 are slidably mounted a pair of retaining plungers 19 which carry co' operating depending linger members 19a at their inner and opposed ends and which as shown have depending arms 19h at their outer ends terminating in projections or detents 19e which are adapted to engage suitable vertical racks 20 secured in the channels of guides 15. As shown racks 20 comprise elongated strips provided with a series of spaced recesses or apertures for accommodating the detents 19o.

A compression spring 21 is interposed between the inner ends of the two plungers 19 normally urging both plungers outwardly in extended position.

When not in usevthe entire sheet of netting 14 is Wound about roller 9 and concealed within the horizontal compartment 8 formed in the upper portion of the door frame, the stiffening rod 16 and finger members 19al only being disposed below the top bar 6 of the door.

My screen may be very quickly and easily extended to operative position by -pressingthe nger grips together and thereby releasing the detents 19o from engagement with the retaining The screen may cover the entire Windov/ opening if desired or may bereadily setv guides and awindow comprising. anV unframed, rigid,Y transparent sheet slidable on said guides,

racks 20.

in various adjusted positions.- VIt will also 'be' lnoted that because of the Wiper type jointor seal eiected between the strip 18 and the Window pane, that the screen I'inay'be extended 'to fully open position covering the entire `v indovvopening While the Window pane mayv be par'- tially closed. This is often desirable for privacyv Thel netting is preferably of such 4fine mesh that a person .on the outside of the car cannot seev the occupants Ytherethrough unlessl the interior of the automobile is illuminated, although the driver and other occupants, being close to the4 netting, can readily see therethrough.l A The function of my screen Structure as a cur-` tain can be appreciated when itis realized that today thousands -of people travel in automobiles and many sleep therein, and change their clothes. i. 1

From the lforegoing descriptionit Will beseen that I have provided a simple and highly` ef. cient roller screen mechanism speciallyv adapt-l ed for Windows and doorsof amotor vehicle',

capable of being manufactured at relatively 10W cost and adapted to be easily installed in conventional automobile doors.

It will, of course, be Vunderstood that various changes may be made in the form, details, proportions and arrangement of the parts Without departing from the scope of my 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 dened in the appended claims.l

1 "What is claimed is:-

1. In a Window frame having opposed parallel a spring actuated roller screen mounted transversely-at the endsof said guides, said screen Aliavingat 4its lower edge a stiiiening rod, means for retaining said screen in various extended positions andV a strip, connected 1 ,withl saidy rodl and extending longitudinallythereoi andai', an angle y CLIFORD L.' OMAN.V


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U.S. Classification160/276, 160/DIG.200, 160/26
International ClassificationB60J1/20
Cooperative ClassificationB60J1/2052, B60J1/2047, B60J1/2063, B60J1/2044, Y10S160/02
European ClassificationB60J1/20B1S8, B60J1/20B1S6, B60J1/20B1T, B60J1/20B1S5