|Publication number||US2024105 A|
|Publication date||Dec 10, 1935|
|Filing date||May 29, 1935|
|Priority date||May 29, 1935|
|Publication number||US 2024105 A, US 2024105A, US-A-2024105, US2024105 A, US2024105A|
|Original Assignee||Landman Max|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (15), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Dec. 16, 1935, M. LANDMAN 2,024,105
UMBRELLA Filed May 29, 1935 z Sheets-Sheet 1 WITNESSES INVENTOR M7161): Lama mail Dean M}, 1935., M, LANDMAN 2,@24l5 UMBRELLA Filed May 29, 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet 2' WITNESSES INVENTOR .4161; Lmzdmmz Y WW ATTORN EY Patented Dec. 10, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 5 Claims.
This invention relates-to umbrellas and more particularly to an umbrella having an improved storm shield which is connected to the edge of the umbrella and which is foldable within the umbrella to lie against the inner face of the umbrella when the latter is folded.
A further object is to provide a storm shield of this character with means op-eratively connecting the same with the parts of the umbrella so that the shield is automatically moved to a position depending from the edge of the umbrella when the umbrella is open and which is caused to move or fold within the umbrella when the umbrella is closed.
A further object is to provide a storm shield of this character which is composed of flexible material having any desired number of windows therein so that while the shield protects the user of the umbrella from the wind, rain, snow, sleet, etc., it permits the user to look through the shield and see objects ahead.
With these and other objects in view the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts, all of which will be more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a view in longitudinal section showing the umbrella in open position and the storm shield depending therefrom and in normal position for use;
Figure 2 is a view in longitudinal section showing the umbrella partially folded with the storm shield within the confines of the umbrella;
Figure 3 is an enlarged view in section on the line 3, 3 of Figure 1;
Figure 4 is an exaggerated sectional view illustrating one manner of securing the shield to the material of the umbrella.
i represents a staff or handle of the umbrella to which ribs 2 are pivotally connected, and these ribs, as is customary in the art, are connected by braces 3 with a slide 4 movable on the staff or handle I to move the umbrella to open and closed position.
The ribs 2 are covered throughout the main portion of their length by the ordinary canopy or cover 5 which is secured at or adjacent its edges to the ribs.
Reference character A is employed to indicate generally my improved storm shield which may be made of any suitable material, but is preferably made of the same material as the umbrella cover 5.
It is therefore flexible and is provided with any desired number of windows 6 which may constitute transparencies and be of any suitable material. The windows are of course flexible sufficiently to allow the shield to take its several positions. This shield 6 at its upper edge is 5 secured to the material 5 of the umbrella, and while I am not limited to the particular manner of securing the shield to the umbrella I have illustrated in Figure 4 one means which consists merely in sewing the shield A to the material of the umbrella as indicated by a line of stitches l. The shield is provided with a series of pockets 8 in which arms 9 are located. These arms extend substantially throughout the length or height of the shield and may be of any desired number. I have illustrated four of these arms which in most cases will be suflicient. The upper ends of the arms 9 are curved or bent slightly at an angle and near their upper extremities are pivotally connected to perforated ears III on certain of the ribs 2. These ribs 2 are of general U-shape in cross section, that is, they are channeled as is customary in the art, and the braces 3 are likewise channeled. In the ordinary umbrella, these channeled ribs and braces have their open side downward when the umbrella is open, but I preferably provide four of these braces 3 in a reverse position with their open side upward. These four reversed braces 3 adjacent their outer pivoted ends H are pivotally connected to rods or wires l2 which throughout the major portion of their length are housed within channeled ribs 2 and at their lower ends are bent or curved outwardly and pivotally connected to the upper ends or extremities of the arms 9 as shown at I3.
Thus when the umbrella is open the movement of the braces 3 will exert an upward pull on the rods I2 to swing the arms 9 downwardly and outwardly, moving the shield A to its normal operative position depending from the edge of the umbrella. When the umbrella is folded the movement of the braces 3 will exert a downward pressure on the wires or rods 12, swinging the arms l3 on their pivots and causing the shield to move upwardly and inwardly against the inner face of the umbrella cover. Thus, the operation of opening and closing the umbrella automatically swings the shield to its lower operative position and returns the same to its closed position within the cover. Therefore, when the umbrella is folded the shield is out of sight but as soon as the umbrella is opened the shield is swung outwardly and downwardly depending from the edge of the umbrella so as to protect the user of the umbrella from the elements and of course it is to be understood that the shield can be located at the front of the umbrella or the umbrella may be moved to position the shield wherever desired to protect the user.
While I have illustrated and described what I believe to be a preferred embodiment of my invention, it is obvious that various changes might be made in the general form and arrangement of parts without departing from my invention, and hence I do not limit myself to the precise details set forth but consider myself at liberty to make such changes and alterations as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
1. A combination with an umbrella, of a flexible storm shield secured at the edge of the umbrella, devices connected to the shield and pivotally connected to the ribs of the umbrella whereby the shield may swing downwardly so as to depend from the edge of the umbrella, and may be swung upwardly so as to fold within the umbrella.
2. In an umbrella including a staif, ribs pivotally connected to the staff, a slide on the staff, braces pivotally connecting the slide and ribs and a cover secured over the ribs; a flexible storm shield secured to the edge of the umbrella, arms operatively connected to the shield and pivotally connected to certain of the ribs, and rods connecting the extremities of the arms to certain of the braces so that when the umbrella is open the shield will be swung to a position depending from the edge of the umbrella and when the umbrella is folded the shield will be swung to a. position within the folded umbrella.
3. A combination with an umbrella having braces, a flexible storm shield connected to the edge of the umbrella and adapted to depend therefrom when the umbrella is open, and means operatively connecting the shield with the braces of the umbrella whereby the movement of the bracesin opening and closing the umbrella operates to move the shield to a depending position when the umbrella is open and to a folded position within the umbrella when the umbrella is closed.
4. A combination with an umbrella of a flexible storm shield secured to the umbrella and having windows therein, automatic means operatively connecting the shield and umbrella whereby the shield is moved to one position when the umbrella is open and to another position when the umbrella is closed.
5. A combination with an umbrella of a flexible storm shield secured to the umbrella. and adapted to depend from the edge thereof when the umbrella is open, said storm shield having a flexible window therein, and means operatively connecting the storm shield with the movable parts of the umbrella whereby the shield is automatically moved to a depending position when the umbrella is open and to a folded position within the umbrella when the umbrella is closed.
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|U.S. Classification||135/33.7, 135/33.71|
|International Classification||A45B25/20, A45B25/02|
|Cooperative Classification||A45B25/20, A45B2011/005, A45B25/02|
|European Classification||A45B25/20, A45B25/02|