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Nov. 13, 1951 c. B. WOODRU FF ADJUSTABLE GATE FOR DOOR OPENINGS Filed Sept. 27. 1949 a B. Wodr zzff INVENTOR ATTORNEYS o Patented Nov. 13,1951
UNITED- SiTATES' PATENT ()FFICE ADJUSTABLE GATE FOR DOOR. OPENINGS Cecil B. WoodrufL-Detroit, Mich.
Application September 27, 1949, Serial No. 117,969
This invention relates to gate construction and. more particularly to the construction of gates of the portable type designed for positioning in door openings to confine infants to a particular area.
An important object of the invention is to provide a gate of this character which may be readily and easily positioned within a door opening and adjusted with respect to the frame of the door opening, securing the gate in position.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a portable gate of this character having adjustable means at one end thereof which may be fixedin a predetermined position for use within a door opening of a predetermined width, the gate having an adjustable securing member at the opposite end of the gate for setting up a binding action between the gate and door frame, securing the gate against displacement, under normal conditions.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts, hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure l is an elevational view of a gate constructed in accordance with the invention, the gate being supported within a door frame.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of one of the adjustable securing arms of the gate.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view illustrating an adjustable block at the opposite end of the gate for securing the opposite end of the gate Within a door frame.
Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the gate comprises a main section indicated generally by the reference character 5, and comprises an upper bar 6, lower bar I, and spindle 8.
At one end of the gate are spindles 9, which are mounted in parallel spaced relation with respect to each other, the spindles 9 being disposed at oblique angles with respect to the upper and lower bars, 6 and l.
The reference character II] indicates a securing block which is formed with inclined bores I I which accommodate the spindles 9 in such a way that the block In may be slid longitudinally'of the spindles 9.
The outer end of the block I0 is formed with a notch I2, which is of a width to fit over the dividing strip I3 that extends vertically of the door frame, and which forms a part of the conventional door frame, the strip acting as a stop against which the door moves.
The opposite end of the gate is held in position by the adjustable arms I4, the arms I4 being secured to the gate, by means of the bolts I5 which extend through openings in the upper and lower bars 6 and 1, the bolts also passing into the slots I-6 extending inwardly from one of the respective ends of each arm I4. The bolts I5 also pass through openings in the plates I! that have downwardly extended loops I8 fitted over the side edges of the arms I4, as shown by the drawing. Each bolt is provided with a Wing nut I9, whereby the plates I! may be moved into clamping relation with the heads 20 of the bolts, securing the adjustable arms in adjusted positions with respect to the gate.
The arms I4 are connected by the rod 2 I, which rod holds the arms I4 spaced apart.
The slots I6 of the arms also accommodate the spindles 8 adjacent to one end of the gate to prevent turning of the arms with respect to the gate proper, after the arms have been secured in their adjusted positions.
The arms I4 are formed with heads 22 which have recesses 23 that fit over the dividing strip of the door frame, at this side of the door frame, so that after the arms have been properly positioned, they will be immovable with respect to the frame of the door in which the gate is positioned.
From the foregoing it will be seen that due to the construction shown and described, I have provided a portable gate which may be readily and easily positioned Within a door frame to close a portion of the door opening, confining infants to a particular room area.
It will further be noted that with applicant's invention, the portable gate may be used, eliminating the necessity of marring the door frame by the use of securing bolts, screws or other securing means which are permanently fastened to the door frame.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
A portable gate for positioningin a door frame, comprising a body including horizontal upper and lower gate bars and vertical spindles connecting the gate bars, a pair of said spindles adjacent to one end of the gate being inclined outwardly towards the lower,,-gate bar, a securing block having openings in which the pair of REFERENCES CITED Spindles are disposed said .Securing block being The following references are of record in the movable longitudinally of said pair of spindles file of this patent:
whereby the outer end of the block is moved beyond the end of the gate frictionally engaging 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS the frame in which the gate is positioned, and Number Name Date means for securing the opposite end of the gate 958,481 Drinkwater y 1910 within th frame, 2,222,667 Kitzelman Nov. 26, 1940 2,348,561 Mutch May 9, 1944