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Publication numberUS2871933 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 3, 1959
Filing dateOct 8, 1957
Priority dateOct 8, 1957
Publication numberUS 2871933 A, US 2871933A, US-A-2871933, US2871933 A, US2871933A
InventorsWilliam Kroger Rudolf
Original AssigneeWilliam Kroger Rudolf
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Permanently installed dual storm window
US 2871933 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Feb. 3, 1959 R. w. KROGER 2,871,933

PERMANENTLY INSTALLED DUAL STORM WINDOW Filed Oct. 8, 1957 I IN VEN TOR. 410; W K q/(r ATTD RN EYS INSTALLED DUAL STORM WINDOW PERMANENT LY This invention relates to a window, and more particularly to a ray member for use with a window.

The object of the invention is to provide a ray member which is adapted to be used as a storm window, and wherein the ray member can be readily moved to its raised or lowered position, as desired.

Another object of the invention is to provide a storm window which includes a member that is adapted to be made of a suitable material such as transparent plastic, and wherein this member can be readily held in a down position so that a room can be more easily protected from adverse weather conditions such as cold or hot weather outside of the room or building.

A further object of the invention is to provide a storm window assembly which is extremely simple and inexpensive to manufacture.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In-the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this application, and in which like numerals are used to designate like parts throughout the same.

Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view showing the storm window of the present invention mounted in a window frame, and showing the ray member in lowered position.

Figure 2 is a view taken at right angles to the view shown in Figure 1, and with parts broken away and in section.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view illustrating certain constructional details of the assembly.

Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral indicates a portion of a conventional Window frame, and the frame 10 includes top and bottom pieces 11 and 12 which are horizontally disposed. The window frame 10 further includes vertically disposed spaced parallel side members 12, and movably mounted in the window frame! 10 are the usual upper and lower window sashes 13 and 14.

Secured within the upper portion of the window frame 10 is a pair of similar brackets 15 and the brackets 15 provide a means for supporting a pair of superposed rollers 16 and 17. The roller 16 is of conventional construction and has the usual window shade 18 mounted thereon, Figure l. The roller 17 has a ray member 19 thereon, and the ray member 19 is adapted to be made of a suitable piece of material such as apiece of transparent plastic.

The assembly of the present invention further includes a pair of vertically disposed spaced parallel U-shaped channel members 20, Figure 3, and the channel members 20 are secured to the side members 12 of'the window frame 10, by means of suitable securing elements such as the screws 21. Each of the channel members 20 includes a back wall 22, and spaced parallel side walls 23. A suitable strip of yieldable material 24 which may be felt or the like, is interposed between the back wall 22 and the adjacent surface of the side member 12. Posinitecl States Patent ice tioned within the channel member 26 are strips of yieldable material 25 which also may be felt, and these various felt strips provide weather stripping so as to prevent drafts or the like from passing around the ray member or other parts. The space between the strips 25 defines a track- Way so that the ray member 19 can slide therebetween, and as shown in Figure 3, side portions 26 of the ray portion 19 are folded ,over so as to provide a means for reinforcing or strengthening the outer edge portions of the ray member. 1

The numeral 27 indicates-a body member which is secured to the lower edge portion of the ray member 19 in any suitable manner, as for example by means of securing elements 28. Manually operable knobs or handles 29 extend outwardly from the body member 27 and are secured thereto. As shown in Figure 4 for example, it will be seen that there is provided on the lower edge of the body member 27 a curved lip 30. Secured to the bottom of the lower sash 14 is a base 31, and the base 31 is adapted to be secured to the sash 14 as for example by means of screws 32. The lower portion of the base 31 is shaped to include an outwardly offset or arouate section 33 so that when the parts are in the position shown in Figure 4, the lip 30 will engage beneath the curved section 33 whereby the ray member 19 will be maintained in lowered position. However, by gripping the knobs 29 and moving the ray member 19 downward slightly, the lip 30 will be able to clear the curved section 33 so that the ray member 19 can be moved upwardly by the usual spring mechanism within the roller 17. A strip of yieldable material 34. is adapted to be secured to the section 33 as for example by means of securing elements 35, and the strip of material 34 which may be felt or the like, also provides a means for insuring that there will be an airtight connection between the parts shown in Figure 4.

As shown in Figure 2, there is further provided stop members 37 which are adapted to be secured to the upper portion of the channel members 20 in any suitable manner, as for example by means of securing elements 38. The stop members 37 are adapted to be engaged by the knobs 29 when the ray member 19 moves upwardly so as to limit upward movement of the ray member.

There is further provided. a support member which is indicated generally by the numeral39, Figure l, and the support member 39 includes a horizontally disposed portion 40 which is secured to the top piece 11 of the window frame as for example by means of screws 41. The support member 39 further includes a downwardly extending portion 42 which has a strip of felt 43 or other suitable material thereon, and this strip of material 43 is adapted to bear against the surface of the plastic ray member 19.

The numeral 44-indicates handles which are attached to the lower sash 14 for use in raising or lowering the sash.

From the foregoing, it is apparent that there has been provided a storm window which is adapted to be used for protecting the interior of a room or the like from adverse weather conditions. According to the present invention, the storm window assembly includes a pair of brackets 15 which are secured within the upper portion of the window frame 10, and the brackets 15 serve to support a pair of side-by-side rollers 16 and 17. The roller 16 is of conventional construction and has the usual window shade 18 mounted thereon. The roller 17 is spring loaded, and has a transparent ray member or sheet 19 thereon, and the ray member 19 can be extended downwardly so that it covers substantially the entire area of the window whereby heat, cold or the like will be prevented from making occupants of a room uncomfortable. When the ray member 19 is being used, the knobs 29 are adapted to be gripped whereby the member 19 can be pulled downwardly, it being noted that the knobs 29 are secured to the body member 27, and wherein the body member 27 is connected to the lower end of the ray member 19. When the ray member 19 is fully extended to its lowermost position, the curved lip 30011 the lower end of the body member 27 can be hooked beneath the curved section 33 of the base 31, the base 31 being secured to the lower sash 14 by means of the screws 32. Thus, with the parts in the position shown in Figure 4 the ray member 19 will be kept in its lowered position. When it is desired to raise the ray member 19, it is only necessary to grip the knobs 29 whereby the body member 27 can be lowered slightly so as to permit the lip 30 to clear the curved section 33 of the base 31 and then the spring loaded roller 17 Will move the ray member 19 upwardly.

The sides of the ray member 19 are folded over as at 26 so as to provide a strengthening means, and the folded portions of the ray member are slidably mounted within the channel members 20, the channel members being stationary and beingsecured to the side members 12 of the window frame 10. As previously described, there is provided weather stripping suchas the strips 25, 24, and 34 and 43, and these weather strips may consist of pieces of felt or the like which prevent air currents or the like from accidentally entering the room being protected. In view of the fact that the base 31 is secured to the lower sash 14, it will be seen that whenever the sash 14 is raised, the ray member 19 will move upwardly therewith. The stop members 37 are adapted to be engaged by the knobs 29 when the ray member 19 moves upwardly so that a means is provided for limiting upward movement of the ray member 19.

The parts can be made of any suitable material and in dilferent shapes or sizes. If the inside window shade 18 which is installed on the same brackets 15 as the dual storm window, is pulled down, then the room is kept still cooler so as to stop the rays of the sun from penetrating to a far lesser degree, since the suns rays will have to travel through three different materials, namely, glass, plastic and the shade 18. The support member 39 may be made of spring-like material, so that the felt.43 will be urged or pushed against the ray member 19.

Thus, it will be seen that there has been provided a storm window which is installed onthe inside of the window, and the device of the present invention is permanently installed and has a dual use since it can be used in winter and summer. Thus, the present invention will serve to prevent either cold or warm outside temperatures from penetrating into the interior of a room so that heating and cooling bills can be kept lower. Furthermore, the present invention will eliminate the necessity for storing, and reinstalling and removing the storm window during various seasons. Furthermore, a room can be aired by simply opening the lower sash of the standard window, and the ray member will move automatically in the same direction up or down as the lower sash. Furthermore, the ray member may be made of transparent flexible material which may be either clear or colored so that it can be used to impart to a room a warmer or cooler look or feeling whenever desired. Furthermore,'the ray member 19 will not break and the special brackets 15 serve to support both the shade roller 16 and the roller 17. The cost and job of fabricating the device are very low and the set-up or apparatus can be readily installed or mounted even by persons who are not skilled workmen. The storm window can be used for different sizes of windows including picture windows if Venetian blinds are not used, and the plastic sheet 19 can be cleaned and washed with cold water. When the device is being used during the winter months, the outer window pane will be kept dry and free of frost and there will be a minimum amount of film condensation on the ray member and this is because the entire structure is hermetically sealed. Any accumulated .dust or dirt can be readily removed with a damp cloth,

The plastic sheet 19 may be transparent and clear or it may be colored and it may be in various strengths depending upon the size of the window. In order to prevent any wrinkling or waves in the sheet 19, the side edges of the sheet are folded over as at 26 and these side edges can be secured in place by means of a suitable adhesive or by the application of heat thereto. The body member 27 is adapted to be secured to the lower edge of the sheet 19 by means of a clamp, or by means of any suitable gripping elements. Suitable space is provided between the strips 25 so that the plastic sheet 19 can readily slide there between. The casings or channel members 20 are secured to the side members 12 of the window frame and these members 20 are also used as a window stop for the lower sash. The support member 39 extends the entire width of the window, and the support member 39 is secured to the top piece 11 of the window frame. The inclined portion 42 serves to insure that the felt strip 43 will be pressed against the sheet 19 with sufiicient pressure to close any draft gap caused by unrolling the sheet or ray member.

The ray member 19 can be pulled downwardly by means of the knobs 29 and the member 27 can be hooked to the base 31. When the member 27 is disengaged from the base 31, the spring within the roller 17 will urge the ray member 19 upwardly. Also, for window washing and cleaning, the ray member 19 can be readily unhooked and moved upwardly until it is stopped by the members 37.

Thus, it will be seen that there has been provided a permanently installed dual storm window and the brackets 15 serve to support the ray member 19 as well as the shade roller 16. Thus, the members 37 will engage the knobs 29 so as to prevent the sheet 19 from being totally unrolled from the roller 17. When the sheet 19 is entirely rolled up, it is adapted to be hidden behind the shade roller 16. A

It will be understood of course that the invention contemplates such other embodiments or modifications as may occur to those skilled in the art.

I claim:

1. In combination, a window frame including vertically disposed side members and horizontally disposed top and bottom pieces, upper and lower sashes slidably mounted in said frame, a pair of spaced apart brackets secured within the upper portion of the window frame, first and second rollers supported by said brackets, said second roller having a window shade thereon, said-first roller having a transparent ray member thereon, a pair of vertically disposed ed in said frame and secured to the side members of said frame, each of said channel members including a back wall and spaced parallel side walls, a strip of yieldable material interposed between the back wall of the channel and the adjacent surface of the frame, spaced apart yieldable strips of material positioned within said channel members adjacent the inner surfaces of said side walls, said ray member having its outer edge portions folded over and said folded edge portions being slidably mounted inthe channel members, a body member secured to the lower surface of said ray member and said body member including a lower curved lip, a base secured to the lower portion of the lower sash and said base including a lower curved section for engagement with the curved lip on said body member, and a strip of yieldable material secured to the lower surface of said base.

2. The structure as defined in claim 1 and further including manually operable knobs connected to said body member.

3. In combination, a window frame including vertically disposed side members and horizontally disposed top and bottom pieces, upper and lower sashes slidably mounted in said frame, a pair of spaced apart brackets secured within the upper portion of the window frame,

first and second rollers supported by said brackets, said U-shaped channel members mountecrees second roller having a window shade thereon, said first roller having a transparent ray member thereon, a pair of vertically disposed U-shaped channel members mounted in said frame and secured to the side members of said frame, each of said channel members including a back wall and spaced parallel side walls, a strip of yieldable material interposed between the back wall of the channel and the adjacent surface of the frame, spaced apart yieldable strips of material positioned within said channel members adjacent the inner surfaces of said side walls, said ray member having its outer edge portions folded over and said folded edge portions being slidably mounted in the channel members, a body member secured to the lower surface of said ray member and said body member including a lower curved lip, a base secured to the lower portion of the lower sash and said base including a lower curved section for engagement with the curved lip on said body member, a strip of yieldable material secured to the lower surface of said base, manually operable knobs connected to said body member, a stop member secured to said channel member adjacent the upper portion thereof, said stop member adapted to be contacted by said knobs.

4. in combination, cally disposed side members and horizontally disposed top and bottom pieces, upper and lower sashes slidably mounted in said frame, a pair of spaced apart brackets secured within the upper portion of the window frame, first and second rollers supported by said brackets, said second roller having a window shade thereon, said first roller having a transparent ray member thereon, a pair of vertically disposed U-shaped channel members mounted in said frame and secured to the side members of a window frame including verti said frame, each of said channel members including a back wall and spaced parallel side walls, a strip of yieldable material interposed between the back wall of the channel and the adjacent surface of the frame, spaced apart yieldable strips of material positioned within said channel members adjacent the inner surfaces of said side walls, said ray member having its outer edge portions folded over and said folded edge portions being slidably mounted in the channel members, a body member secured to the lower surface of said ray member and said body member including a lower curved lip, a base secured to the lower portion of the lower sash and said base including a lower curved section for engagement with the curved lip on said body member, a strip of yieldable material secured to the lower surface of said base, manually operable knobs connected to said body member, a stop member secured to said channel member adjacent the upper portion thereof, said stop member adapted to be contacted by said knobs, a support member including a horizontally disposed portion secured to the top piece of the window frame, and said support member further including a downwardly extending portion having a yieldable strip secured thereto for engagement with the ray member.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification160/41, 160/271, 160/100
International ClassificationE06B9/24
Cooperative ClassificationE06B9/24
European ClassificationE06B9/24