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Publication numberUS2770335 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 13, 1956
Filing dateApr 6, 1953
Priority dateApr 6, 1953
Publication numberUS 2770335 A, US 2770335A, US-A-2770335, US2770335 A, US2770335A
InventorsJoseph Sylvan
Original AssigneeJoseph Sylvan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Window frame assembly
US 2770335 A
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Application April 6, 1953, Serial No. 346,981

10 Claims. (Cl. 18975) This invention relates to an improved window frame assembly.

An object is to provide a metal window frame assembly adapted to be received within the window opening provided in the wall of a building and adapted to fit snugly Within such opening so as to form a tight seal therewith.

Another object is to provide a metal window frame assembly which is of a generally rectangular shape, and which is so constructed as to be received within and form a tight joint with a window frame opening in the wall of a building and which is so formed that it will form a tight seal within the openings of window frames which may differ slightly in size.

A meritorious feature is the provision of a window frame assembly formed of sheet metal wherein the two jamb members and the two jamb portions of the sill portion of the frame assembly are provided with resilient flange elements which bear against the jamb and sill portions of the opening in the wall within which the window frame is seated and bear resiliently thereagainst so as to form a tight seal thereagainst about the window frame.

Another meritorious feature is the provision of such a construction wherein the window frame itself represents a substantially unitary rectangular construction adapted to be handled and installed as a unit and wherein means are provided to hold it in place, which means are adapted to be secured to the stationary jamb and sill portions of the building and the window frame itself is adapted to be snapped into position without having any securing means extended therethrough and therefore its installation is easily accomplished and such installation may be made by the user without the necessity of employing skilled carpenters or the like and without the necessity of using any special tools.

Another object is the provision of a window frame assembly of the character described wherein the complementary jamb portions of the frame and the sill portion of the frame are supported by resilient flanges which seat upon the stationary sill and jamb portion of the wall within which the frame is installed whereby the frame is supported by such resilient flanges and the flanges themselves make a weatherproof seal with the wall of the building.

Other objects, advantages and meritorious features of the invention will more fully appear from the following description, claims and accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. l is a perspective from the outside of a window frame assembly embodying this invention;

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken along the line 22 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a horizontal sectional view partly broken away taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1;

States Patent Too Fig. 5 is an elevation of a window frame from the inside but partly broken away;

Fig. 6 is a perspective showing the lower portion of a jamb member and an end of the sill member which cooperates therewith;

Fig. 7 is a perspective showing the upper end of a jamb member and the end of the inner member which cooperates therewith; and,

Fig. 8 is a sectional view taken on the line 8-fi of Fig. I showing the upper end of the jamb' and the association of a portion of the header with the jamb.

In the drawing the sill of a window opening in the wall of a building is indicated at 20. The window header is indicated at 22 and the header stop is indicated at 2- 1. Cooperating complementary portions of wood jamb members are indicated'at 26. Cooperating wood jamb stops are indicated at 28. The Window of this invention is shown as embodied in a storm window frame assembly and such is adapted to be supported upon the sill 20 below the header stop 24 and between the jamb stops 28 and bearing against the exterior surfaces of the two wood jambs 26 and of the wood header 22, all as shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4 of the drawings.

In Fig. l the frame assembly is shown as assembled together with a header portion 30, a sill portion 32 and complementary jamb portions 34 and 36. Tie header portion is shown as channel-shaped in cross section as illustrated in Figs. 2, 7 and 8. The bottom of the channel which constitutes the header is indicated as 38. The outer side wall is indicated as all and the inner side wall is indicated as 42. This outer side wall 40 has its ends cut on a bevel as at 44-, as shown in Figs. 1 and 7. The margin of this outer side Wall of the channel is folded inwardly of the channel of itself as at 441 and the margin of the inner side wall of the channel is folded outward ly of the channel of itself as at -36, all as shown in Fig. 7.

This header member is adapted to be secured to the upper ends of a pair of complementary jamb members. Such a jamb member is shown in the detail of its configuration in Figs. 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 in the drawings and is indicated generally by the numeral 48. The jamb member is generally channel-shaped in cross section as in Figs. 6, 7 and S. The bottom of the channel is indicated as 50. The inner side wall is indicated as 52. The outer face of such inner side wall 52 constitutes the jamb face within the window frame. Such side wall 52 has a flange portion bent at right angles thereto and indicated by numeral 54 and folded over upon itself as at 56 to form a flange channel defined by the fold 56 and the portion 54. This portion with the fold 5d constitutes an outer guide wall of a sash runway as shown in Figs. 1, 3 and 4.

The channel formed by the folded over portion 56 is adapted to receive a metal channel runway which is shown particularly in Figs. 4, 6 and 7 and which is indicated generally by the numeral 58. This channel runway is associated and formed as illustrated particularly in Figs. 4- and 8 as to exhibit a pair of guide ways for slidable sash. The inner guideway is formed between the side walls tilt and 62 and the outer guideway is formed between the side wall 62 and the folded over margin 56 of the portion 54 of the jamb member 48. This strip which is folded up to form the guideways is doubled upon itself as at 64 and this doubled over portion is received within the channel formed by the fold 56 and the wall 54, all as shown in Figs. 4, 7, and 8 whereby the guideways strip is supported in place within the upper halves of thetwo jamb members. It will be noted that the guideways do not extend throughout the lower half of the window frame.

The lower half of the window frame exhibits merely opening 68.

the outer guideway wall 54 with its folded over margin 56. A lower sash that might be mounted therein could be held in place by engagement within a provided channel in the sill and interconnection with the meeting rail of the upper sash. The guideway channel in the sill is hereinafter described. The sashes form no part of this invention so they are not shown or described therein but such interengagement of the meeting rails of the upper and lower sashes is shown and described in my co-opending application Serial No. 347,467, filed April 8, 1953, now issued.

The jamb portions of this window frame assembly, the bottoms of the channels of which jambs are indicated as set forth above by the numeral 50, exhibit a side wall 65 which is disposed opposite to the side wall 52 and which side wall 65 flares outwardly as shown particularly in Figs. 3, 4, 6 and 7. This jamb element may be formed of resilient sheet metal. Aluminum might be used. The side wall 65 is adapted to snugly engage and seat against the jamb stops 28 as shown in Figs. 3 and 4 and as hereinafter described more in detail. The bottom 50 of the channel which constitutes the jamb element is shown in Fig. 7 as provided with a fastener receiving opening 66 and the side wall 42 of the header is shown as provided with a register fastener receiving Screws such as 70 shown in Fig. may be passed through said fastener receiving openings to secure the header to the upper ends of the jamb members 48.

The sill member and its association with the jamb members is shown particularly in Figs. 2 and 6. Such sill member is indicated generally as hereinafter set forth by the numeral 32. Such sill member may be formed of sheet metal bent into the configuration illustrated. There is an upright portion 72 which is bent upon itself as at 74 outwardly and downwardly. The outturned portion 74 does not extend for the full length of the upright portion 72. Such portion 74 is then bent outwardly as at 76 at a right angle to the portion 74. It is then bent downwardly as at 78 substantially parallel to the portion 72.

An angular portion 80 has a margin 82 folded upwardly upon itself and engaged over the downwardly projecting portion 78 of the upright sill member 72, all as shown in Figs. 2 and 6. This angular portion 80 has a part 84 that i bent at right angles thereto to seat upon the part 76 of the sill member 72 and this part 84 is then bent over as at 86, as shown in Figs. 2 and 6. A right angular strip 88 has a lip 90 which is received beneath the fold 86 of the angular member 80 and above the fold 84 and is thereby held in place to constitute an outer wall for a sill channel formed between the upright lip 88 and the folded portion 74 of the up right sill member 72.

This sill assembly made up of the parts specified is adapted to be secured to the lower ends 'of the jamb members 48. It is shown as so secured thereto in Figs. 1 and 2. The upright portion 72 has an aperture 92 formed in each end thereof. This aperture 92 is adapted to register with an aperture 94 formed in the bottom 50 of the jamb member adjacent its lower end. Screws 96 may be received through such apertures to secure the sill member in overlapping relationship to the jamb members, all as shown in Figs. 1 and 5. The part 80 of the sill assembly is provided adjacent its end with an aperture 98 adapted to register with an aperture 100 formed in the part 54 of the jamb members and screws 102 are adapted to be received therethrough to complete the securement of the sill assembly to the jamb elements.

The part 72 of this sill assembly is provided with an outwardly downwardly projecting resilient flange 104 which is adapted to seat upon the wood sill of the window frame opening in the wall of a building.

It will be noted that the flexible resilient flange 104 of the sill member is an extension of the inner wall of the sill channel. The flexible resilient extensions of the jamb members are formed from the outer walls of the jamb channels. These flexible wall portions bear yieldingly against the sill and jamb faces of the window opening so that the frame assembly forms a tight seal therewith. V

Nails, screws or the like indicated at 105 are fastened in the wood sill and window opening, as shown in Fig. 2, against the edge of the flange 104 to secure the bottom of the frame assembly within the opening. Similar nails 107 are received in the jamb stops 28 adjacent to the edge of the flanges 64 of the jamb portions of the frame assembly. These hold the sides of the frame assembly within the window opening. These screws or nails are disposed to snugly engage the edges of the flanges they abut. They thereby hold the frame assembly securely against the jamb elements 26 and tension the sill flange 104 slidably against the wood sill 20 and constitute simple means for securing the frame assembly within the window opening.

What I claim is:

l. A window frame assembly adapted to be received within a window opening and having a pair of jamb portions each being channel shape in cross section and each having the bottom of its channel shape disposed parallel to the plane of the frame and adapted to seat against an outer surface of a jamb portion defining the Window opening and each having the outer side wall of its channel shape formed of resilient material and flared outwardly at an obtuse angle with respect to the bottom of the channel and adapted to bear yieldingly against a part of the jamb.

2. A window frame assembly adapted to be received within a window opening and having a pair of jamb portions each being channel shape in cross section and each having the bottom of its channel shape adapted to seat against an outer surface of a jamb defining the window opening and each having the outer side wall of its channel shape formed of resilient material and flared outwardly at an obtuse angle with respect to the bottom of the channel, and having its inner side wall adjacent to the bottom of the channel disposed perpendicularly with respect thereto, said inner side wall having its marginal portion bent substantially perpendicularly with respect to that portion of the inner side wall adjacent to the bottom of the channel and folded along its free edge upon itself inwardly toward that portion of the inner side wall ad-- jacent to the bottom of the channel.

frame and with the outer side wall of the channel shape flared outwardly of the channel and at an obtuse angle to the bottom of the channel and formed of resilient material, said sill portion being channel-shaped in cross section and opening downwardly and parallel to the plane j of the frame and having the free margin of one side wall of such channel shape flared downwardly of the window opening defined by the frame and at an obtuse angle to said side wall and being formed of resilient material.

4. A window frame assembly as defined in claim number 3 characterized in that the channel shape sill portion has its inner side wall bent outwardly and downwardly with respect to the frame and projecting outwardly beyond the outer side wall of the channel shape sill and spaced therebelow, said outwardly and downwardly bent portion of the inner side wall of the sill channel being formed of resilient yieldable material adapted to seat upon the sill of the window opening within which the frame is received and with the outwardly flared outer side walls of the jamb channels adapted to seat against the jamb faces of the jamb members defining the window opening within which the frame assembly is received.

5. A window assembly as defined in claim 3 adapted to be received within the window opening upon the sill portion defining said opening, said assembly characterized by having a sill structure which is channel shape in cross section and which has its channel opening downwardly when the assembly is seated within the window opening, the inner side wall of the sill channel having a height substantially greater than the height of the outer side wall and having its bottom margin bent outwardly and downwardly at an obtuse angle with respect to the side wall of which it is a part, said outwardly and downwardly bent marginal portion projecting outwardly beyond the outer side wall of the sill channel and spaced therebelow and adapted to seat upon a sill portion of the window opening within which the frame assembly is received.

6. A window frame assembly as defined in claim 3 adapted to be received within a window opening and having a sill portion and a pair of complementary jamb portions, said sill portion provided with a flexible resilient flange projecting outwardly and downwardly at an obtuse angle with respect to the plane of the frame assembly, said jamb portions each provided with a flexible resilient flange projecting outwardly laterally at an obtuse angle with respect to the plane of the frame, and means securing the two jamb portions to the window opening adjacent to the edges of the flexible resilient flanges of the jamb portions of the assembly to securely hold the assembly within the window opening.

7. In a window frame, a jarnb portion channel-shaped in cross section with the bottom of the channel adapted to be disposed parallel to the plane of the window opening and the outer side wall of the channel formed of flexible resilient material and flared outwardly of the channel to bear resiliently against a jarnb face of the window opening, the opposite and inner side wall of the channel-shaped jamb portion having its marginal portion bent inwardly of the window opening substantially perpendicularly with respect to said inner side wall forming a flange, said flange folded over substantially upon itself toward the side wall forming a flange channel, a'sash guideway channel-shaped in cross section having its b0ttom seated upon the outer face of the inner side wall of the channel-shaped jamb portion and having one of its channel side walls overlying said flange and received Within the flange channel and grippingly held thereby.

8. In a window frame assembly as defined in claim 7 a second sash guideway channel shaped in cross section seated within the first mentioned sash guideway and having one of its channel side walls overlying one of the channel side Walls of the first mentioned sash guideway and received therewith within the flange channel and grippingly held thereby, the opposite side wall of the second sash guideway channel being disposed parallel to and spaced from the opposite side wall of the first mentioned sash guideway channel and forming therewith a sash guide channel.

9. In a window frame, a jamb portion channel-shaped in cross section with the bottom of the channel adapted to be disposed parallel to the plane of the window opening and the outer side wall of the channel adapted to bear against the jamb face of the window opening overlying said jamb face, the opposite and inner side wall of the channel-shaped portion havingits marginal portion bent inwardly of the window opening perpendicularly to the side wall forming a flange, said flange being folded over toward the side wall forming a flange channel, a sash guideway channel having its bottom seated upon the outer face of the inner side wall of the channel-shaped jamb portion and having one of its channel side walls overlying said flange and received within the flange channel and grippingly held thereby.

10. A window frame assembly as defined in claim 7 having a sill portion connected with the jamb portion, said sill portion being channel-shaped in cross section and with its channel opening downwardly when the assembly is seated within the window opening, the inner side wall of the sill channel having its free margin flared outwardly and downwardly at an obtuse angle with respect to the inner side wall and being formed of resilient material and adapted to seat upon the sill of the window opening.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,384,929 Kaufman Sept. 18, 1945 2,475,885 Geyser July 12, 1949 2,504,701 Krantz Apr. 18, 1950 2,613,403 Gardner Get. 14, 1952 2,618,818 Kublanow Nov. 25, 1952 2,651,393 Sylvan Sept. 8, 1953 2,704,573 Russell Mar. 22, 1955

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/214, 52/217
International ClassificationE06B1/12, E06B1/60, E06B1/56
Cooperative ClassificationE06B1/12, E06B1/60
European ClassificationE06B1/60, E06B1/12