Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2837787 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 10, 1958
Filing dateMar 12, 1954
Priority dateMar 12, 1954
Publication numberUS 2837787 A, US 2837787A, US-A-2837787, US2837787 A, US2837787A
InventorsWright Carl C
Original AssigneeWright Carl C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Protective and decorative device for door jambs and the like
US 2837787 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

7 June 10, 1958 c. c. WRIGHT Y PROTECTIVE AND DECORATIVE DEVICE FOR DOOR JAMBS AND THE LIKE Filed March 12, 1954 I ll/IIIIIIIII I INVENTOR. Cmzm. C. wmeu-r United States Patent PROTECTIVE AND DECORATIVE DEVICE FOR DOOR JAMBS AND THE LIKE Carl C. Wright, Terre Haute, Ind. Application March 12, 1954, Serial No. 415,838

1 Claim. (Cl. 20-74) This invention relates to protective and decorative devices for such as the jambs and adjacent wall surfaces of doorways and the like.

'It is an object of this invention to provide devices of this kind which are of simple construction, can be pro- 'vided in serviceable and attractive forms at low cost, and can be quickly and easily installed by frictionally engaging portions of the devices with opposed jamb or wall surfaces without the use of other fastening or securing means, and without the use of tools.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent from the following detailed description, forming the specification, and taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a wall having an archway thercthrough showing a pair of the devices embodying this invention applied to the jambs of the doorway;

Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary horizontal cross sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1; and

Figure 3 is a perspective view of a protective device before installation.

With continued reference to the drawings, there is illustrated a wall having an archway 12 formed therethrough to provide an entrance through the wall from one room to another. The archway 12 has jambs 26 on its opposite sides. The illustrated protective device, generally indicated at 14 comprises a central body portion or Web 16 which is shown as being generally rectangular and elongated. However, the web 16 can take other shapes and forms to correspond with the surface which it is to overlie. The device 14 is preferably made of a sheet of relatively thin plastic material and the web 16 thereof has along opposite sides thereof Wings or flanges 1'8 and 20 integrally formed along opposite longitudinal sides of the web. The device is so formed during its manufacture that the panels or wings 18 and 20,


which are narrower than the web 16, are in overlying relation to the web 16, as shown in Figure 3. To apply the device to a door jamb, such as 26, the wings are swung away from the web 16 and the web 16 applied to the jamb 26, accompanied by release of the wings, so that the wings rebound toward their original positions and grip the wall 10 therebetween with the wings frictionally engagin the opposite sides of the wall 10 along the jamb 26.

The gripping action and the frictional engagement of the wings is produced by the inherent resilience of the plastic material of which the device is preferably made, the folds 28 and 30 for-med in the manufacture of the device, serving as spring hinges urging the Wings toward the related surface of the web 16, and against the opposed wall surfaces.

It will be appreciated, that the web 16 of the device 14 can be formed in various shapes so as to conform to the surface of the jamb 26 of the archway, which have a decorative molding of various curves and angles, so that the wings or panels 18 and 20 can still resiliently and frictionally grip and overlie the opposite sides of the wall in a protective fashion with the web 16 protectively overlying the jamb 26.

While there is shown and described the preferred embodiment of the invention, it is to be understood that the structure is susceptible to change and modification within the practicability of the invention and is limited only by the scope of the claim appended hereto.

What is claimed is:

A protective and decorative device made of a thin sheet of plastic material and including an elongated channel comprising a generally rectangular web having opposite longitudinal edges, wings on and extending along said edges, and resilient folds formed in the material of the device and connecting the wings to said opposite edges of the Web, said wings initially overlying and being superimposed on the web and arranged to be spread away from each other and the web to receive a jamb grippingly and frictionally therebetween, both of said wings being narrower than said web and in contact with a side of the web in the initial condition of the device.

References Cited in the tile of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 919,057 Moore Apr. 20, 1909 1,142,995 Thompson June 15, 1915 1,277,319 Joice Aug. 27, 1918 2,510,845 Waters et al. June 6, 1950 2,564,386 Webb Aug. 14, 1951 2,725,608 -Parslow Dec. 6, 1955

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US919057 *Jan 4, 1908Apr 20, 1909Charles T MooreCorner-protector.
US1142995 *Oct 8, 1914Jun 15, 1915William M ThompsonWeather-strip.
US1277319 *Jan 19, 1918Aug 27, 1918John K JoiceWall and floor panel.
US2510845 *Nov 27, 1945Jun 6, 1950Waters Arnett DWindow sill protector
US2564386 *Feb 7, 1946Aug 14, 1951Edison Wood Products IncCovered article
US2725608 *Oct 29, 1952Dec 6, 1955Angeles Metal Trim CoWallboard trim
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3001246 *Jun 11, 1958Sep 26, 1961Midwest Mfg CorpTrim strip
US3050232 *Jun 11, 1959Aug 21, 1962Sutherland Lionel MDoor frame protector
US3142097 *Jan 17, 1962Jul 28, 1964Oehmig Robert GAdjustable seal strip
US3169376 *Aug 25, 1961Feb 16, 1965Cunningham Wesley BSubterranean tunnel liner installation
US3397011 *Oct 27, 1966Aug 13, 1968Richard L. SklaarSeating structure
US3465488 *Mar 29, 1967Sep 9, 1969Miller Peter HDry wall structure
US4768320 *Oct 10, 1986Sep 6, 1988Weller Rick WDoor frame guard
US4999233 *Feb 20, 1990Mar 12, 1991Bernard ProbstProtective guard member
US5203130 *Nov 26, 1991Apr 20, 1993Freelove James WDoor frame shield
US5411234 *Feb 22, 1993May 2, 1995Croon & Lucke Maschinenfabrik GmbhStand for the storage of two-dimensional workpieces
US5737878 *Sep 5, 1996Apr 14, 1998Raulerson; David B.Door frame guard device
US5799443 *Jun 13, 1996Sep 1, 1998Koeniguer; Charles D.Door and door frame protector assembly
US6357187Sep 27, 1999Mar 19, 2002Matthew K. HaldemanDoor frame protector
US6684572 *Jan 24, 2001Feb 3, 2004Jambskins, Inc.Jamb protection system
US6826877 *Aug 11, 2000Dec 7, 2004Jeffrey J. StradelDoor frame guard
US7204059Jul 8, 2003Apr 17, 2007Custom Millworking, Inc.Door jamb protector
US7866113 *Nov 18, 2008Jan 11, 2011Armor Concepts, LlcSystem and method for adjustable repair and reinforcement of non-standard doors and jambs
US8640763 *May 18, 2012Feb 4, 2014Judith C. LaengleDevice and method for facilitating the delivery or moving of oversized furniture items
US20120260589 *Aug 18, 2011Oct 18, 2012Davis David PAdjustable door jamb wrap for exterior door jamb
EP0562417A2 *Mar 16, 1993Sep 29, 1993Croon & Lucke Maschinenfabrik GmbHRack for storing flat work pieces
WO2005010295A2 *Jul 15, 2003Feb 3, 2005Gibney JohnContractors protection device and methods of manufacture
U.S. Classification52/717.1, 428/122, 248/345.1, 49/462, 52/204.1
International ClassificationE06B1/04, E06B1/34
Cooperative ClassificationE06B1/34
European ClassificationE06B1/34