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Publication numberUS3116519 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 7, 1964
Filing dateDec 5, 1961
Priority dateDec 5, 1961
Publication numberUS 3116519 A, US 3116519A, US-A-3116519, US3116519 A, US3116519A
InventorsKeith Sumner
Original AssigneeKeith Sumner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Window guard
US 3116519 A
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Jan. 7, 1964 s. KEITH WINDOW GUARD Filed Dec. 5, 1961 Fig. 4

INVENTOR. Sumner Keith M c. M

Attorney United States Patent 3,115,519 WINDOW GUARD Sumner Keith, 93 Morse Ava, Broclttou, Mass. Filed Dec. 5, 1961, say. No. 157,165 6 (Ilaims. (Cl. 2}-- l9) This invention relates to window protection, and more particularly to advantageous guards for windows, whether open or closed.

By the present invention there is provided economical, readily packaged, and effective means for the protection of windows, more particularly in affording privacy to the interior of a room while permitting air circulation from the outside, and in excluding from the room light, wind, rain or snow, and noises from the exterior.

Various features and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the written disclosures herein, and from the accompanying drawings illustrating a specific embodiment of the invention.

In the drawings:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a protective device constructed in accordance with the invention and illustrating its application to the exterior of a window;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of one end bracket and associated parts;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing a panel section modification and means for securing a panel or panel section to a transverse supporting member; and

FIG. 4 is a perspective view showing an end panel and means for securing the end panel to an end bracket arm.

The window guard illustrate-d in the drawings is shown as having a pair of brackets, whose bracket members it) are secured to opposite sides of window frame or casing 12 by suitable fasteners 14. Each bracket member 1% is vertically apertured at 16 to receive the downwardly extending inner portion 18 of bracket arm 2%, and portion 18 is shown as secured in position by cotter pin 22 extending therethrough.

Each bracket arm extends outwardly from bracket member 10, and adjacent to its outer end is transversely apertured at 24 to receive the end section 26 of transverse panel holding rod 28. Each bracket arm 24} is further provided with an axial threaded aperture 30 extending from its outer end to transverse aperture 24. Thumbscrews 32 are mounted in threaded apertures 39.

As illustrated, transverse panel supporting rod 28 is of square cross section, and at its ends 26 is of circular cross section.

Deflector panel 34 is shown as having a flat central section 36, and upper and lower sections 33 and it extending angularly outwardly from central section 36. The deflector panel may be composed of a plurality of relatively narrow sections, and as illustrated in FIG. 3, each panel section 44 may have a flat central section 46, and upper and lower sections 43 and Ell extending angularly outwardly from central section 46.

A plurality of panel brackets 52 are secured to the central section 36 of deflector panel 34. An enlarged view of a panel bracket 52 is shown in PEG. 3. Each bracket 52 is arranged to be secured to a panel or panel section by suitable fasteners 54, and has aperture 56 of square cross section dimensioned to receive transverse panel supporting rod 28 in snug fashion, whereby relative angular movement between bracket 52 and supporting rod 28 is precluded and said bracket and rod are engaged in fixed rotative position. With reference to panel section 36 in FIG. 1, the apertures of brackets 52 are transversely aligned.

Transverse panel supporting rod 23 extends through panel brackets 52, and the ends of rod 28 extend into the transverse apertures 24 in bracket arms 24}. Trans- Patented Jan. 'i, 1954 verse panel supporting rod 28 may be held firmly in desired position of rotative adjustment by means of thumbsorews 32. Positions of rotative adjustment are illustrated in FIG. 1 wherein in full lines the deflector panel is shown with its central section 36 in vertical position, and in dotted lines the deflector panel is shown with its upper section 38 in vertical position and substantially flush with the window casing.

For further protection and privacy, side or end panels 58 may be utilized. Panels 58 are shaped to occupy the spaces between a window frame 12 and the ends of defiector panel 34. The forward edge tilt of each end panel 5% is contoured to the profile shape of deflector panel as exhibited when the central panel section 36 is in upright position. Suitable fastening means 62 is attached to each end panel 58 for detachably securing the end panel to one of the bracket arms 20'.

Generally speaking, the component parts of the window guard of this invention are composed of materials which are weather-resistant. Thus, the constituent parts may be composed of aluminum, or other ferrous or nonferrous corrosionand rust-resistant metals, or non-metals.

The deflector panel advantageously may be composed of aluminum, which may have applied thereto plastic or other coatings of desired color. Preferably the coatings are of non-reflective character. The deflector panel also may be composed of plastic, such as one of the acrylic, butyrate, or phenolic types.

It will be seen that the window guard of this invention, with its deflector panel spaced outwardly of a window casing, provides for ample ventilation to a room, while at the same time affording privacy within the room at all times. Furthermore, the window guard reduces light from the outside, and deflects light from the sun, from adjacent buildings and street lights, and from headlights of passing vehicles. Wind is prevented from blowing directly into the room, thus avoiding, for example, drafts upon sleeping persons. The window guard precludes the entry of rain or snow through an open window, and especially when the panel is tilted so that the upper section rests against the Window. Moreover, the window guard obscures visibility into a room from the outside, thus affording privacy to a room occupant under all cireumstances. Additionally, external sounds and noises are deflected at least in part, thus providing for increased room quiet and comfort.

It will further be understood that the construction of the window guard lends itself to economical and spacesaving shipment by reason in part of the nestability of the panels. Furthermore, the device of this invention readily may be assembled and disassembled.

It will be understood that various changes may be made without departing from the invention as herein disclosed.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States 1. A window guard comprising, in combination, a pair of brackets arranged to be secured to the sides of a window casing and adapted to project outwardly therefrom, a horizontal transverse rod disposed in predetermined rotative position and firmly secured at its ends to said brackets, a deflector panel carried by said transverse rod and fixed against angular movement relative to said transverse rod, said deflector panel comprising a flat central section, and upper and lower sections extending angularly outwardly from said central section, said transverse rod being rotatably adjustable relative to said racket arms.

2. A window guard comprising, in combination, a pair of bracket members arranged to be secured to opposite sides of a window frame, bracket arms each carried by one of said bracket members and extending outwardly therefrom, a transverse panel supporting rod, means for securing said transverse rod to said bracket arms firmly in predetermined position of rotative adjustment, a der'lector panel hav ig a central section and upper and lower sections extending anguiarly outwardly from. said central section, and a plurality of panel bra kets each secured to said central section of the deflector panel, each said panel backet en aging said transverse panel supporting rod in fixed rotattve position.

3. A window guard comprising, in combination, a pair of bracket members arranged to be secured to opposite sides of a window frame, each said bracket member being vertically apertured to receive a bracket arm, b'acket arms each having an inner portion extending downwardly through a bracket member aperture and secured to said bracket member and an outwardly extending portion, each said bracket arm being transversely npcrtured adjacent to its outer end, a transverse panel holding red the ends of which extend into said bracket arm apertures, means for securing said transverse rod to said bracket arms firmly in a selected position of rotative adjustment, a deflector panel having a central section and upper and lower sections extending angularly outwardly from said central section, a plurality of panel brackets secured to the central section of said panel, said panel brackets being provided with transversely aligned apertures, said transverse rod extending through said panel rackets, said transverse panel supporting rod and said panel bracket pertures being shaped and dimensioned for snug engagement in fixed rotative position.

4-. A Window guard comprising, in combination, a pair of bracket members arranged to be secured to opposite sides of a window frame, each said bracket member being vertically apertured to receive a bracket arm, bracket arms each carried by one of. said bracket members, each said bracket arm having an inner portion extending down- .nrdly through a bracket member and a portion extendoutwardly therefrom, means for securing said downwardly extending bracket arm portion in position, each said bracket arm being transversely apertured adjacent to its outer end to receive a transverse panel holding rod and being provided With an axial threaded aperture extending from its outer end to said transverse aperture, thumbscrews mounted in said threaded apertures, a transverse panel supporting rod of square cross section and of circular cross section at its ends, a deflector panel composed of a plurality of panel sections each having a flat central section and upper and lower sections extending angularly outwardly from said central section, a plurality of panel brackets each secured to the central section of one of said panel sections, said panel brackets being provided with transversely aligned apertures of square cross section dimensioned to receive said transverse panel supporting rod in snug fashion, said transverse .rod extending through said panel brackets, the ends of said transverse rod extending into the transverse apertures in said bracket arms whereby said transverse rod may be held firmly in 4 a desired position of rotativc adjustment by means of said thumbscrews.

5. A window guard comprising, in combination, a pair of spaced bracket members arranged to be secured to opposite sides of a window frat, e, bracket arms each carricd by one of said bracket members and extending outwardly therefrom, a transverse panel supporting rod of generally rectangular cross-section, means for securing said transverse rod at its ends to the outer ends of said bracket arms and in desired position of rotative adjustnent relative to said bracket arms, a deflector panel having a substantially flat central section and upper and lower sections extendin angularly outwardly from said central sect on, spaced panel brackets secured to said central sec ion of the deflector panel, each said panel bracket being apcrtured to receive and engage snugly said transverse panel supporting rod, side panel members shaped to occupy the paces between a Window frame and the ends f it e de tor panel, and means for securing each said side panel member to one of said bracket arms.

6. A window guard comprising, in combination, a pair of bracket members arranged to be secured to opposite sides of a window frame, each said bracket member bevertically apertured to receive a bracket arm, bracket arms each carried by one of said bracket members, each said bracket arm having an inner portion extending downwardly throngr a bracket member and a portion extending outwardly therefrom, means for securing said downwardly extending bracket arm portion in position, each said bracket arm being transversely apertured adjacent to its outer end to receive a transverse panel holding rod and being provided with an axial threaded aperture extending from its outer end to said transverse aperture, thumbscrews mounted in said threaded apertures, a transverse panel supporting rod of square cross section, and of circular cross section at its ends, a deflector panel hava flat central section and upper and lower sections extending angularly outwardly from said central section, a plurality of panel brackets secured to the central section of said panel, said panel brackets being provided with transversely aligned apertures of square cross section dimensioned to receive said transverse panel supporting rod in snug fashion, said transverse rod extending through said panel brackets, the ends of said transverse rod extending into the transverse apertures in said bracket arms whereby said transverse rod may be held firmly in a desired position of rotative adjustment by means of said thumbscrews, and a pair of end panels each arranged to be secured in vertical position to one of said bracket arms, each said panel having a forward edge contoured to the profile shape of said panel as exhibited when the central section of said panel is in upright position.

Refer nces Cited in the tile of this patent UNETED STATES PATENTS Evans Feb. 15, 1918 Wood Nov. 20, 1923

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Classifications
U.S. Classification49/56, 454/226, 49/71, D25/48.8
International ClassificationE06B7/26
Cooperative ClassificationE06B7/26
European ClassificationE06B7/26