|Publication number||US2733763 A|
|Publication date||Feb 7, 1956|
|Filing date||Sep 22, 1952|
|Publication number||US 2733763 A, US 2733763A, US-A-2733763, US2733763 A, US2733763A|
|Inventors||Edmund O. Nygaard|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (37), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Feb, 7, 1956 E, Q, NYGAARD 2,733,763
suN vIsoR FOR VEHICLES Filed sept. 22, 1952 v'mund 0. Nygaard JNVENToR.
United States Patent() The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in sun Visors and more particularly to a device of this character which includes a main opaque shield and an extensible translucent shield of colored or non-glare material.
An important object of this invention is to provide a hollow main opaque shield forming a sun visor and having an open lower edge to slidably receive an extension translucent shield which may be readily moved into an extended position relative to the main shield to afford added protection against glare from sun or from the lights of an approaching vehicle, and wherein the extensible shield may be moved into a retracted position and concealed in the main shield. v
Another object of invention is to provide pairs of spaced apart undulated strap metal springs in each end of the main shield and providing fingers extending outwardly at the side edges of the extensible translucent shield in friction gripping engagement between the pairs of springs to hold the translucent shield in an adjustable extended position.
Another object is to provide a device of this character of simple and practical construction, which is eihcient and reliable in operation, neat and attractive in appearance, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, whereof like nurnerals refer to like parts throughout, in which: l
Figure 1 is a perspective view.
Figure 2 is an enlarged front elevational View, with parts broken away and shown in section.
Figure 3 is a further enlarged transverse sectional view, taken on a line 3 3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional View taken on a line 4 4 of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a fragmentary perspective View, of the translucent shield, showing the outwardly projecting lingers at the inner corner of the extensible shield, and
Figure 6 is a similar view, illustrating a modified finger construction.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of invention, the numeral 5 designates the main shield which is constructed of a pair of rectangularshaped frame members 6 and 7, secured to each other in ,confronting relation by rivets or the like 8. The assembled frame members 6 and 7 are enclosed in a fabric or other suitable cover 9, in the manner of the usual sunvisor, and the confronting faces of the frame members are `recessed to form a hollow construction or chamber 10 having an open lower edge, and the lower edge of the cover is also open to receive an extensible shield 5a.
A pair of undulated strap metal springs 11, have their end portions anchored in the chamber 10 of main frame 5 adjacent the side edges of the latter by means of the rivets 8, and with the springs positioned in spaced rela,- ton with respect to each other..
The extensible shield 5a comprises a frame 12 holding a substantially rectangular suitably colored translucent panel 13 of Celluloid or other suitable non-glare material, the frame 12 being formed at its front edge with a iinger grip 14, or each end of the front edge of the frame 12 may be formed with extensions 15 to provide nger grips.
Each rear corner of the frame 12 is formed or provided with outwardly projecting rods 16 arranged in pairs parallel to each other, as shown in Figure 5, or increased in number as shown in 17 in Figure 6 of the drawing and constructed substantially in the form of fingers and frictionally held between the pairs of springs 11 at each end of the main shield 5.
ln the operation of the device the extensible translucent shield 5a may be moved inwardly of the main shield 5 into a retracted position and concealed within the main shield, as shown by full lines in Figure 2 of the drawings, or the translucent shield may be pulled outwardly of the main shield into an extended position as shown by dotted lines in Figure 2. In the latter position, the translucent shield 5a provides an extension below the main shield 5 to afford protection against glare from the sun or from the lights of an approaching vehicle, while at the same time, providing safe driving vision.
The main shield 5 may be mounted at its upper longitudinal edge on the usual swingable sun visor supporting arm 18 to permit swinging of the shield from a position at the front of the vehicle to a position at the side thereof.
In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings it is believed that a clear understanding of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed-description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.
It is to be understood, however, that even though there is herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of the invention the same Vis susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and the scope of the appended claim.
Having described my invention, what is claimed as new is:
A sun visor for vehicles comprising a main hollow shield composed of a pair of rectangular shaped rigid members, transverse fasteners securing said members to each other in confronting relation a chamber at the opposing faces of said members and said chamber being open at one longitudinal edge of the shield, pairs of undulated resilient straps positioned in spaced parallel relation to each other within the chamber adjacent each end of the shield, said fastening means extending transversely of the pairs of straps to close the ends thereof and also anchoring the straps in the chamber, an antiglare shield slidable inwardly and outwardly at the open edge of the main shield, and members projecting outwardly at the rear side edges of the slidable shield and frictionally engaged between said pairs of straps to hold the slidable shield in extensibly adjusted position in the main shield, and said last named members being limited in their sliding movement by the closed ends of the straps,
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|U.S. Classification||160/32, D12/191, 160/DIG.300, 296/97.8|
|Cooperative Classification||Y10S160/03, B60J3/0208|