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Publication numberUS2627912 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 10, 1953
Filing dateJul 21, 1950
Priority dateJul 21, 1950
Publication numberUS 2627912 A, US 2627912A, US-A-2627912, US2627912 A, US2627912A
InventorsSoppeland Clair G
Original AssigneeSoppeland Clair G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rain shade attachment
US 2627912 A
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Feb. 1953 c. G. SOPPELAND RAIN SHADE ATTACHMENT Filed July 21, 1950 izwmiar Patented Feb. 10, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE RAIN SHADE ATTACHMENT Blair G. .Soppeland; Minneapolis, :Minn. .Applicationliuly 21, msmsnjarilm 'n'sioeo This invention relates to rain shades. More vspecificallyflt relates to'rain shades designed'f'or portion of the associated window in open position in spite of rainfall without danger of the rain entering the same.

A further object is to provide a rain shade for use in conjunction with a window screen and the like capable'of being extended longitudinally and of being collapsed when unattached to. the screen.

These and other objects and advantages of my invention will more fully appear from the following description made in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein like reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views and, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one embodiment of my device mounted in position for use on a window screen;

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of the same;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view partially in section of a second embodiment of my invention.

One embodiment of my invention is shown in Figs. 1 and 2 mounted on the upper side portions of a screen indicated generally as A which is mounted in turn within a window frame B of a house C. The embodiment shown includes a rigid water-proof panel 5 extending outwardly and downwardly from the top of the screen A and connected with the outwardly facing edges of a pair of generally triangularly shaped end plates 6 and I. As shown, each of the end plates 6 and I have an outwardly and laterally extending flange 8 and 9. Each of the flanges 8 and 9 is provided with apertures for the secural thereof by screws Ill or similar fastening devices to the upper side portions of the screen A. Formed on the lower edge of the panel 5 and extending outwardly and upwardly is a trough I l which extends longitudinally throughout the length of the device. Extending inwardly along the upper edge of the panel 5 is a flange 12 which is adapted to be inserted between the top portion ofthe screen A and the window frame B. As shown in Figs. 1

.2 and '2 the entire structure ;is fformed iri om a single plate of materiaL-pre'ferably of light weight metal. Fig. 3 discloses asecond -'embodiment' of .my invention including :a pair of outwardly and downwardly extending panels [3 and peach of which has a trough l5 and i6 formed 'alongits loweredge and shaped similarly to the trough fl described above. These panels l3 and Flare shaped and arranged so that they will telescope with each other. Each 'of the "Panels "13 and has a generally triangularly shaped end/plate t1 and I8 associated therewith; Asshownfthe outer ends of these panels are-hingedly connected to the outwardly facing "surf ace of the tria'ng'ul'a'rly shaped end plates Hand I 8 asindicated at 19 and 20. Each of thee'nd plates H and "llfhas an outwardlyandlaterally extending flange 2! and 22 adapted for securalto the sideportions of a screen in a manner similar to that for the embodiment first described.-

When my device ismounte'd as*shown in Fig. 1, it will efiectively direct all of the rain which falls thereupon outwardly into the trough II. The water-proof panel 5, of course, in conjunction with the inwardly extending flange [2 will effectively preclude any rain from passing through the portion of the screen A within the confines of the device. As the rain congregates off the panel 5 within the trough II it will be disposed laterally thereof and permitted to drop to the ground to one side of the window. The waterproof end plate 6 and I will prevent any of the rain drops from being blown through the screen and the open window within from a sidewise direction.

The advantages of my device are believed to be quite obvious. By utilizing an embodiment of my invention the user may move the upper portion of the window associated with the device to an open position and permit the same to remain in that position at all times throughout a period of rainfall. When using one of my rain shades it is no longer necessary for the user to completely close the window before retiring in the evening or when leaving th house for an extended period of time. It eliminates the danger of damage of curtains, drapery material, etc., from an unexpected rainfall and at the same time permits the user to keep his rooms well ventilated.

The embodiment shown in Fig. 3 has several advantages not included in the embodiment first described. It is possible to utilize the embodiment shown in Fig. 3 with window screens of various widths, since the device shown is longitudinally extensible. Also, when the rain shade shown in Fig. 3 is detached from the window screen it may be readily collapsed compactly for efilcient storage.

It will, of course, be understood that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangement and proportions of the various parts without departing from the scope of my invention.

What I claim is:

1. A rain =shade'attachment for a window for use in conjunction with a window screen com prising a pair of spaced rigid generally triangularly shaped end plates, each of said end plates having an inwardly facing edge and an outwardly facing edge and each being securable adjacent its inwardly facing edge to one of the side and upper portions of a window frame in outwardly extending relation thereto, and a rigid water-proof panel extending downwardly and between the outwardly facing edges of said end plates, and transversely of said screen, said panel consisting of a pair of telescoping parts each having an inwardly bent flanged portion adjacent its upper edge adapted to extendinwardly in overhanging relation to the upper side of the screen whereby falling rain may be efiectively precluded from passing through the upper portion of said 1 screen.

-2 .;A collapsible rain shade attachment for a swingably connected by one of its ends to the outwardly facing edge of one of said end plates and 4 each being formed to provide for telescopic movement with the other whereby the spacing of said end plates may be varied for mounting on windows of various widths and whereby the entire structure may be collapsed for compact storage when removed from the window.

3. A rain shade attachment for a window for use in conjunction with a window screen comprising a pair of spaced rigid generally triangularly shaped end plates; each of said end plates having an inwardly facing edge and an outwardly facing edge and each being securable adjacent its inwardly facing edge to one of the side and upper portions of a window frame and extending outwardly therefrom, and a pair of downwardly and outwardly extending waterproof panels, each of said panels being telescopically movable with relation to the other and being connected by one of it ends to the outwardly facing edge of one of said end plates, the upper edge of each of said panels having an angularly extending flange throughout its length adapted to extend inwardly between the upper side of the window screen and the window frame and the lower edge of each of said panels being bent outwardly and upwardly to form a trough when said panels are arranged in telescoping position.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent: i

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U.S. Classification160/39, 160/44
International ClassificationE04F10/00, E04F10/08
Cooperative ClassificationE04F10/08
European ClassificationE04F10/08