US 2644977 A
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July 14, 1 953 s. P. JUNE 2,644,977
mlm vmomma Foa FLooR covERINGs Filed Sept. 13, 1949 FIG." 7 mi ATTORNEY Patented July 14, 1953 RETAINER MOLDING VFOR FLOOR OOVERINGS f I samuel P. June, Wiuoughby, Ohio Application September 13, 1949, Serial No. 115,382
This invention relates to means yfor securing the edge of a rug and the like against movement out of its position of normal lay and for preventing movement of a floor covering from its iioor covering position.
Floor coverings particularly throw rugs are dangerous sources of accidents when allowed to remain on a smooth walking surface especiallynear a doorway or at the foot or headof a stairs.v Floor coverings in these places have the tendency to move out from under a person stepping thereon when that person steps thereon with a strong forward movement. These rugs as well as normal size room rugs have a tendency for their edges to be kicked up out of normal rug layinggposition tending to cause a person moving onto the rug to trip. Rug coverings behaving in this manner are a constant danger to persons walking thereon.
These dangers may be eliminated from iioor coverings behaving in this manner by applying to these coverings the device of the present invention.
It is an object of this invention to provide a rug guard or similar device for securing the edge of a floor covering against movement out of the plane of the rug and thereby insure normal walking conditions relative to the lay of the rug.
Another object is to provide a rug guard having a resilient and tapered rug gripping lip adapted to move into biasing position with the `edge of a rug and hold it against movement away from the guard.
A further object is to provide a rug guard having securing means concealed against exposure by the gripping lip. a
Still another Object is to provide a rug guard having slotted means for receiving the guard securing means in concealed position.
A still further object is to provide a rug guard having a body portion provided with a deformable member responsive to deformation on movement ofthe securing means. into holding position thereby permitting therug gripping lip to move into rug holding position.
With these objects in view and other objectsv which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists in providing a iacile,veilcient and economical rug guard having various parts best illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which: v
Fig. 1 is an end view showing a preferred form of rug guard positioned adjacent the edge of a rug.
Fig. 2 is an end view showing the rug guard of Fig. 1 in operating position.
Fig. 3 is an end view of a rug guard having deformable means and being positioned adjacent the edge of a rug.
Fig. 4 is an end View showing the rug guard of.
Fig. 3 in operating position. y
Figs. 5 and 7 are end views of rug guards showing modified designs of the body portionofthe Fig. 6 is a cross section of a rug guardshowing l ak further modied design of the body portion of the guard.
Fig. 8 is an end view of a rug guard provided',
with non-skid ribs and an insert for equalizing the pressure exerted by the securing means.
Fig. 9 is an end view of a rug guard provided" with a modiiied form of deformable means.
Fig. 10 is a cross sectional view of a rug guard provided with a concave base. Fig. 1l is an end view showing arug guard provided with slotted means Afor receiving a securing means in concealed position.
The rug guard shown in Figs. 1 and 2 comprise a main body portion I having a fiat iioor engaging base 2, a tapered floor engaging tail 3, a
securing means receiving portion 4 and a tapered rug gripping lip 5. The lip 5 is hinged to the body portion I in such a mannerthat the lip may be moved upwardly far enough to expose portion 4 and permit the positioning of a securing means. as a nail 6 therein until it is received into the rug supporting member. or iloor l, and then be moved downwardly to cover the head of the nail the guard.
The movabnity of 'the up s` is due to the re- I silient natureof the material `from which the guard is made. Any resilient rubbery material including natural and synthetic rubbers such as Buna S, or Buna N vmay be used as well as any synthetic. elastic resin and plasticized resins including the ac rylates,v polyamides and the like. The guard is formed by extruding the material through a die of the proper design.
Figs. 3 and4 show a rug guard 9 comprising a tapered floor engaging tail I0, a floor engaging foot portion II joined to the tail I0 through the arched member I2 and a tapered rug gripping lip I3. The foot portion Il is provided with a recessed portion I4 through which the nail I5 is driven downwardly through the foot ll into the floor 1. When thev nail I 5 is driven into the iioor 'l and the head of the nail I5 is received in the. slot I4 the foot portion II and tail l0 tend to the rug guard shown in Fig. 3. These modificaf tions indicate methodsvof permitting the downl ward movement of the guard by a securing means driven into the guard in the same manner described for Figs. 3 and 4. The guard shown in Fig. 5 comprises a curved body portion I6 terminating at one end in a tapered tail portion I1 and at the other end in a downwardly curved and tapered rug engaging lip I8 with resilient supporting ribs I9 extending downwardly from the body portion I6. A nail (not shown) may be driven downwardly through the body portion I6 into one of the forward ribs I9 in a manner shown for the nail I5 in Fig. 4. The ribs I9 have a tendency to flatten out causing the lip I8 to become firmly engaged with the nap of .a rug similarly shown in Fig. 4.
Fig. 6 is similar to Fig. 5 but showing a rug guard provided with a main body portion having a tapered tail I1 and a tapered rugengaging lip I8 with the central section of the body portion 20 hollowed out as shown at 2I. A nail not shown may be driven through the body portionl 20 wherever convenient in order to secure vthe guard to the floor not shown.
Fig. 7 is a further modification of Fig. 6 showing a rug guard having a body portion22 provided with a tapered tail I1 and a tapered and curved lip I8 with the central section of the body portion 22 provided with separate hollowed sections 23. A nail may be driven through the body yportion 22 where convenient in securing the guard to the floor not shown.
Fig. 8 shows a rug guard having a solid body portion 24 provided with a tapered tail I1 and a tapered curved lip I8.
a recessed slot extending the length-of the Y guard and forming a leg 3l which tends to shorten and permit the lip I8 to move into gripping position with a rug when the nail 32 is'driven into holding position.
Fig. 10 shows a rug guard with a concave oor engaging base 33 which tends to grip the floor by suction created when the guard is pressed downwardly against the floor. To insure the guard holding fast a nail may be driven through the guard in the manner shown for Fig. 9. The concave form of the base also insures a positive contact of the tail portion I1 of the guard with the floor thereby forming a seal against the entrance of dirt under the leading edge of the guard;
Fig. 11 shows a rug guard having a body portion 34 provided with a tapered tail 'portion'IT and a rug engaging lip I8. The guard is further provided with an inverted wedge shaped slot 35 extending the length of the guard and adapted to receive the head 36 of the nail 31 in concealed and protected position. In this manner the nail 31 is protected against wear, and corrosive 1inlluences and also adds to the appearance of the guard in its rug holding position.
Each of the forms of rug guards described is made by extruding a rubbery material out of a die of the proper design. Any resilient rubbery material may be used. Natural .and synthetic rubbers are preferred.Y Elastic Vsynthetic resins.
The upper surface of the guard is provided with raised portions 25v may be used as well as the plasticized resins including the acrylates, polyamides, vinyl chloride polymers and copolymers and the like.
While certain representative embodiments and details have been shown for the purpose of illustrating the invention, it will be apparent to those skilled in this art that various changes and Vmodifications may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention.
What is claimed is:
l. A device for holding a floor covering and the like against movement out of its normal position of lay on a support, the device comprising a resilient bodyV portion and anchor means extending outwardly from said body portion, a resilient lip extending outwardly from said body portion and over said anchor means, securing means extending through said anchor means adjacent said lip and causing said lip to press said iloor covering directly against said support when said device is secured by said securing means against the edge of said floor covering, said lip adapted to be moved upwardly out of biasing position with said covering whereby said covering can be freely removed from said device, and a tail portion starting from said body portion and tapering downwardly away therefrom in a direction opposite to the resilient lip for engagement with said support, whereby an approach to Said covering is made over a surface formed by said device which rises gradually from the surface of said support to a plane substantially parallel with the upper surface of said covering.
2 A device for holding a floor covering and the like against movement out of its normal position of lay on a support, the device comprising a resilient body portion, an anchor means extending outwardly from said body portion, a resilient lip extending outwardly from said body portion and over said anchor means and adapted to be moved upwardly out of its normal biasing position to expose said anchor means and permit the insertion of securing means into said anchor means whereby said lip is forced into biasing relation with said floor covering thereby pressing said floor covering directly against said support anda tail portion starting from said body portionvand tapering downwardly away therefrom in a direction opposite to the resilient lip for engagement with said support, whereby an approach to said covering is made over a surface formed by said device which rises gradually from the surface of said support to a plane substantially parallel with the upper surface of said covering.
SAMUEL P. JUNE.
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