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Publication numberUS3124095 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1964
Filing dateNov 21, 1960
Publication numberUS 3124095 A, US 3124095A, US-A-3124095, US3124095 A, US3124095A
InventorsVincent Kanser
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Jib slide
US 3124095 A
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V. KANSER March 10, 1964 JIB SLIDE Filed Nov. 21, 1960 INVENTOR. VINCENT KANSYER United States Patent 3,124,095 .IIB SLIDE Vincent Kanser, 59 Forest Ave., Glen Ridge, NJ. Filed Nov. 21, 1960, Ser. No. 70,798 Claims. (Cl. 114108) The present invention relates to marine hardware and, more particularly, to an improved jib slide.

Heretofore, the luff (or forward leach) of a jib was slidably attached to a stay wire or rope (extending from the bow eye to the upper portion of the mast) by conventional jib slides which were secured to the bolt rope or bolt wire reinforced edge of the jib and which were slidable in the stay wire or rope.

The jib slide (shown in U.S. Patent No. 520,955 issued June 5, 1894, to A. K. Evans) had a concave base bar which was adapted to fit over the bolt rope of the jib and was provided with depending lips which could be forced inwardly to grab the bolt rope. The oppositely directed hooks upstanding from the base bar slidably engaged the stay wire. Alternatively the lips on the base bar were dispensed with and the base bar was lashed to a grommet in the jib.

In U.S. Patent No. 2,267,469 issued Dec. 23, 1941, to R. E. Joys, a separate slide was provided with oppositely directed hook portions (for slidably engaging the stay wire) and also with a fastener opening defined by a strap. A U-shaped pronged jib slide fastener straddled the strap and was closed about the bolt rope or bolt wire.

Recently the reinforcing bolt ropes (which rot) and the reinforcing bolt wires (which rust) for the jib have been eliminated. The edge portions of the jib are now reinforced with a cloth tape, such as nylon, orlon or dacron tape. This cloth tape covers both sides and is sewed to the edge portion of the jib.

Nylon is the generic or common name for a series of polyamide resins made by the polymerization of the hexamethylenediamine salt of adipic acid. Orlon is a registered trademark owned by E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del., and is a synthetic fiber made principally from polyacrylonitrile. Dacron is a registered trademark owned by E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del., and is a synthetic fiber made by the condensation of dimethyl terephthalate and ethylene glycol.

When the lips of the jib slide of the above mentioned US. Patent No. 520,955 are secured to the tape reinforced edge portion of the jib, the jib slide falls off. While it is still possible to lash the base bar of the jib slide to a grommet in the tape reinforced edge portion of the jib, installation of the grommet and the manual lashing operation are time consuming operations and hence are expensive from a labor standpoint.

Use of the jib slide fastener (disclosed in above mentioned U.S. Patent No. 2,267,469) to attach the jib slide to the tape reinforced edge portion of the jib, causes the jib slide fastener to pivot about its one plane of attachment to the jib and to tear the tape reinforced edge portion of such jib.

A general object of the present invention is the elimination of the difiiculties and defects of the conventional jib slides by the provision of an improved jib slide which is adapted for permanent attachment to a tape reinforced edge portion of the jib; which will not tear loose from such edge portion of the jib; and which can be quickly and economically attached to the edge portion of the jib.

The aforesaid object of the present invention and other objects which will become apparent as the description proceeds are achieved by the provision of an improved jib slide comprising a body disposed on one side of the edge portion, oppositely directed hook portions projecting ice from the body beyond the edge of the edge portion for dispositon about a stay wire, and a leg projecting from the body and bent over the edge portion and extending along the other side of the edge portion. A first securing means is provided on the body and leg adjacent the terminal portions of the body and the leg forsecuring the terminal portions of the body and the leg to the edge portion. Between the first securing means and the hook portions, a second securing means is provided on the body and the leg for further securing the body and the leg to the edge portion and to prevent oscillatory and longitudinal movement of the jib slide with respect to the first securing means.

For a better understanding of the present invention reference should be had to the accompanying drawing, wherein like numerals of reference indicate similar parts throughout the several views, and wherein:

FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of an improved jib slide of the present invention, showing such jib slide afiixed to the tape reinforced edge portion of the jib;

FIG. 2 is another side elevational view along the line IIII of FIG. 1 in the direction of the arrows;

FIG. 2A is a fragmentary side elevational view of an alternative embodiment of the body and leg shown in FIG. 2;

FIG. 3 is a View similar to FIG. 1 of an alternative embodiment of the improved jib slide of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a view similar to FIG. 2 but taken along the line IV-IV of FIG. 3 in the direction of the arrows;

FIGS. 5-7 are fragmentary side elevational views, similar to FIG. 1, of alternative embodiments of the first securing means associated with the jib slides shown in FIGS. 1-4;

FIGS. 8-9 are fragmentary side elevational views, similar to FIG. 3, of alternative embodiments of the first securing means associated with the jib slide shown in FIGS. 3-4 wherein the right-hand element in FIG. 9 illustrates an intermediate step in the attachment of the left-hand element in FIG. 9;

FIG. 10 is a fragmentary side elevational view of an alternative embodiment of the second locking means;

FIG. 11 is another side elevational view along the line XI-XI of FIG. 10 in the direction of the arrows.

With specific reference to the form of the present invention illustrated in the drawing, and referring particularly to FIG. 1, an improved jib slide of the present invention is indicated generally by the reference numeral 62. This jib slide 62 is shown in FIG. 1 secured to an edge portion 64 of a jib 66.

In order to install the jib slide 62, an operator positions a rigid metal plate-like body 68 of such jib slide 62 on the front side of the edge portion 64 (FIG. 1) flush with an edge 7% of such edge portion 64. As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, a pair of oppositely directed and spaced hooks 72r and 72L project from the body 68 for use in securing a stay wire (not shown) therein in the conventional manner. It will be noted from a consideration of FIG. 2 that (adjacent the edge 70) the hook 72r passes under such edge 70 and functions as a saddle to support the edge 70. The other hook 72L does not support the edge 70.

Disposed between the hooks 72r and 72L, a leg 74 (of generally U-shaped configuration) projects from the body 68 and around the edge 70 in saddle supporting position. This leg 74 (at this point in the operation) projects upwardly from the edge 70 as shown in the dotted line position of FIG. 2.

This leg 74 is provided with a bent outer end 76 (of reduced width, FIG. 1) which is pointed at 78. The bent outer end 76 and a registering locking aperture 80 in the body 68 comprise the first securing means.

Between the bent outer end 76 and the hooks 72r and 72L, the leg 74 carries an inwardly projecting (with respect to centerline A-A, FIG. 2) a conically shaped male protuberance 82p which functions as the second securing means.

With the body 68 and leg 74 positioned with respect to the edge 70 of the edge portion 64, as above described, the point 78 of the bent outer end 76 of the leg 74 is driven through the edge portion 64 and the locking aperture 80 by a compressive tool, such as a pair of pliers (not shown), so that the portion of the leg 74 below the bent outer end 76 assumes the solid-line position shown in FIG. 2 and so that a portion of the bent outer end 76 projects laterally beyond the body 68. Thereafter the projecting portion of the bent outer end 76 (including the point 78) is bent upwardly (FIG. 2) to the position shown in such figure thus permitting the first securing means to lock the jib slide 62 to the edge portion 64.

It will be understood that, when the leg '74 moves from the dotted-line position (FIG. 2) to the solid line position, the male protuberance 82p (the second securing means) bites into (but not through) the edge portion 64 to further secure the jib slide 62 to such edge portion 64 and to prevent oscillatory and longitudinal movement of said jib slide 64 with respect to the first securing means.

To further lock the leg 74 and the body 63 to the edge portion 64, a piercing tool (not shown) having a pyramidal (four faced) operating point may be driven through the male protuberance 82p and the body 68.

Alternatively the protuberance 82p may be replaced by a plurality of pierced protuberances 83 (FIG. 2A) formed in the leg 74' and in the body 68' by the abovementioned piercing tool (not shown). The four pronged edges of each pierced protuberance 83 bite into (but not through) the edge portion 64. These pierced protuberances 83 may be disposed in spaced relation either on the longitudinal axis of the jib slide 62, with two such pierced protuberances 83 on the body 68' and one pierced protuberance 83 on the leg 74' or they may be disposed in a spaced triangular, square or rectangular arrangement on the body 68' and the leg 74'.

Althernatively, as shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, an improved jib slide 62a may be provided with a pair of plate like bodies 68r and 68L, each having an associated oppositely directed hook 72r and 72L respectively depending therefrom. These hooks 72r and 72L are both disposed in saddle-like supporting contact with the edge 70.

The first securing means comprises a pair of spaced vertically disposed substantially parallel tabs 78r and 78L which normally project inwardly (with respect to the center line B-B, FIG. 4) from body 68L; are inserted through the edge portion 64 and locking aperture 80a in body 68r; and are then bent outwardly (FIG. 3) over the side walls of the locking aperture 80a.

To provide the second securing means, the bodies 68r and 68L converge inwardly at 84 to provide a pinch line, which compresses and secures the edge portion 64 therebetween to prevent oscillatory or longitudinal movement of the jib slide 62a with respect to the first securing means.

Alternative Embodiments of the Securing Means It will be understood by those skilled in the art that the first securing means shown in FIGS. 3 and 4 (i.e. locking aperture 80a and tabs 78L and 78r) can be substituted for the first locking means shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 (i.e. the locking aperture 80 and bent outer end 76).

As shown in FIG. 5, the bent outer end 76 is bent downwardly over the bottom side Wall of a locking aperture in the form of an open end slot 80b.

In FIG. 6 a pair of vertically disposed tabs 780 are bent over the side walls of a locking aperture, such as the open end slot 800.

The securing means (shown in FIG. 7) comprises open end slots 80d in the side walls of a body 68d (as locking apertures) and tabs 78d are bent inwardly over the inside side wall of such open end slots d.

Alternatively a body 681" (FIG. 8) is provided with a pair of open end slots 80c, as the locking aperture, and tabs 78a are bent downwardly over the bottom wall of the end slots 80e.

For use individually as a first securing means in the jib slide 62 (FIGS. 1 and 2) or for use in pairs as the first securing means in the jib slide 62a (FIGS. 3 and 4), other securing means are shown in FIG. 9. For example, a hollow rivet-like protuberance 86 (FIG. 9) having a tapered cutting edge is mounted on either the leg 74 (FIGS. 1 and 2) or the body 68L (FIGS. 3 and 4); is inserted through the edge portion 64 and a locking hole 801 in body 68r"; and is then peencd over the edge of such locking hole 86).

For use as a second securing means, FIGS. 10 and 11 show two pairs of mating male protuberances 82p and female protuberance 82s, with one pair of protuberances 82p and 82s carried by a body 68r' and another pair of protuberances 82p and 82s carried by a body 68L' and for use with a jib slide similar to jib slide 62a (FIGS. 3 and 4). The (inwardly projecting conically shaped) pointed male protuberances 82p pierce the edge portion 64 and Wedge the edge portion 64 into (the outwardly projecting conically shaped) socket-like female protuberances 82s. When the second securing means shown in FIGS. 10 and 11 is employed with a jib slide similar to jib slide 62 (FIGS. 1 and 2) a female protuberance 82s is provided on the body 68 in registry with the male protuberance 82p on the leg 74.

It will be understood that for use as an alternative first securing means in the jib slide 62 (FIGS. 1 and 2) the embodiments shown in FIGS. 59 can be employed. For use as alternative second securing means with such jib slide 62 the embodiments shown in FIGS. 7-9 and 10-11 can be used.

For the jib slide 62a (FIGS. 3 and 4) alternative first securing means can comprise the embodiments of FIGS. 6-9. As alternative second securing means for such jib slide 62a, the embodiments of FIGS. 69 and 10-11 are usable.

Additionally, the female elements (such as the locking apertures 80, 80b etc.) may be disposed on either the leg 74 (FIGS. 1, 2) or the body 68L (FIGS. 3, 4) with the male elements (i.e. pointed outer end 76 etc.) disposed on either the body 68 (FIGS. 1, 2) or the body 68r (FIGS. 3, 4).

It will be understood by those skilled in the art that the object of the present invention has been achieved by the provision of an improved jib slide which is adapted for permanent, economical and quick attachment to a tape reinforced edge portion of a jib so that such jib slide will not tear loose from such edge portion.

While in accordance with the patent statutes a preferred embodiment of the present invention has been illustrated and described in detail it is to be particularly understood that the invention is not limited thereto or thereby.

I claim:

1. An integral one-piece jib slide for attachment to the tape reinforced edge portion of a jib, said jib slide comprising a body for disposition on one side of said edge portion, oppositely directed hooks projecting integrally from said body beyond said edge portion for disposition about a stay wire, a leg projecting integrally from said body and formed to extend around said edge portion for supporting said edge portion, and to extend along the other side of said edge portion, a first securing means on said body, a first cooperating securing means on said leg for insertion through said edge portion and engageable with said first securing means to secure said jib slide to said edge portion, a second securing means on said leg between said first cooperating securing means and said hooks for wedging said edge portion against said bbdy to fuithei secure said jib slide to said edge portion and prevent oscillatory and longitudinal movement at said jib slide with respect to said first securing means, each of said securing means being integrally formed with said slide.

2. An integral one-piece jib slide for attachment to the tape reinforced edge portion of a sail, said jib slide comprising a body for disposition on one side of said edge portion, oppositely directed hooks projecting integrally from said body beyond said edge portion for disposition about a stay wire, a leg projecting integrally from said body and formed to extend around said edge portion and along the other side of said edge portion, a first securing means on said body, a first cooperating securing means on said leg for insertion through said edge portion and engageable with said first securing means to secure said jib slide to said edge portion, a second securing means on said leg between said first securing means and said hooks for wedging said edge portion against said body to further secure said jib slide to said edge portion and prevent oscillatory and longitudinal movement of said jib slide with respect to said first securing means, each of said securing means being integrally formed with said slide.

3. An integral one-piece jib slide for attachment to the tape reinforced edge portion of a jib, said jib slide comprising a body for disposition on one side of said edge portion, oppositely directed hooks projecting integrally from said body beyond said edge portion for disposition about a stay wire, a leg projecting integrally from said body and formed to extend around said edge portion for supporting said edge portion, and to extend along the other side of said edge portion, a first securing means on said body, a first cooperating securing means on said leg for insertion through said edge portion and engageable with said first securing means to secure said jib slide to said edge portion, a second securing means on said body between said first securing means and said hooks for wedging said edge portion against said leg to further secure said jib slide to said edge portion and prevent oscillatory and longitudinal movement of said jib slide with respect to said first securing means, each of said securing means being formed integrally with said slide.

4. An integral one-piece jib slide for attachment to the tape reinforced edge portion of a jib, said jib slide comprising a body for disposition on one side of said edge portion, oppositely directed hooks projecting integrally from said body beyond said edge portion for disposition about a stay wire, a leg projecting integrally from said body, and formed to extend around said edge portion for supporting said edge portion and extending along the other side of said edge portion, a first securing means on said body, a first cooperating securing means on said leg for insertion through said edge portion and engageable with said first securing means to secure said jib slide to said edge portion, a second securing means on said body between said first securing means and said hooks for wedging said edge portion against said leg to further secure said jib slide to said edge portion and prevent oscillatory and longitudinal movement of said jib slide with respect to said first securing means, each of said securing means being formed integrally with said slide.

5. The jib slide recited in claim 1 wherein said first securing means comprises a locking aperture in said body, and said first cooperating securing means comprises a pointed outer end on said leg for insertion through said edge portion and said locking aperture and adapted to bend over the side wall of such locking aperture.

6. The jib slide recited in claim 1 wherein the first securing means comprises an open end slot in said body, and said first cooperating securing means comprises a pointed outer end on said leg for insertion through said edge portion and said open end slot and adapted to bend over the side wall of said open end slot.

7. The jib slide recited in claim 1 wherein the first securing means comprises an open end slot in said body, and said first cooperating securing means comprises a pair of parallel pointed tabs on said leg for insertion through said edge portion and said open end slot and adapted to bend outwardly over the side walls of said open end slot.

8. The jib slide recited in claim 1 wherein the first securing means comprises a pair of open end slots in the side wall of said body, and said first cooperating securing means comprises a pair of parallel pointed tabs on said leg, each tab being adapted for insertion through said edge portion and an associated open end slot and for bending inwardly over the side wall of said associated open end slot.

9. The jib slide recited in claim 1 wherein the first securing means comprises a locking aperture in said body, and said first cooperating securing means comprises a rivet-like hollow protuberance on said leg for insertion through said edge portion and said locking aperture and adapted to be peened over the side walls of said locking aperture.

10. The jib slide recited in claim 1, wherein said second securing means on said leg comprises a pointed protuberance, and a second cooperating securing means on said body comprises a socket-like protuberance, said pointed protuberance being operable to wedge said edge portion into said socket-like protuberance.

11. The jib slide recited in claim 1 wherein said body is formed inwardly to provide a first pinch line adjacent said second securing means, and said second securing means comprises an inwardly formed second pinch line on said leg, said pinch lines being operable to compress said edge portion thus further locking said jib slide to said edge portion.

12. An integral one-piece jib slide for attachment to the tape reinforced edge portion of a jib, said jib slide comprising a body for disposition on one side of said edge portion, oppositely directed hooks projecting integrally from said body beyond said edge portion for disposition about a stay wire, a leg projecting integrally from said body and around said edge portion and formed to extend along the other side of said edge portion, a first securing means on said body, a first cooperating securing means on said leg for insertion through said edge portion and engageable with said first securing means to secure said jib slide to said edge portion, a second securing means on said body between said first securing means and said hooks, and a second cooperating securing means on said leg in registry with said second securing means for insertion through said edge portion and engageable with said second securing means to further secure said jib slide to said edge portion and to prevent oscillating and longiutdinal movement of said jib slide with respect to said first securmg means.

13. The jib slide recited in claim 12 wherein the first securing means comprises a pair of open end slots in said body, and said first cooperating securing means comprises a pair of parallel pointed tabs on said leg for insertion through said edge portion and said open end slots and adapted to be bent downwardly over the bottom side walls of such open end slots.

14. The jib slide recited in claim 12 wherein the first securing means comprises a pair of open end slots in the side wall of said body, and said first cooperating securing means comprises a pair of parallel pointed tabs on said leg, each tab being adapted for insertion through said edge portion and its associated open end slot and for bending inwardly over the sidewall of said associated open end slot.

15. The jib slide recited in claim 12 wherein the first securing means comprises a locking aperture in said body, and said first cooperating securing means comprises a rivet-like hollow protuberance on said leg for insertion through said edge portion and said locking aperture and adapted to be peened over the side walls of said locking aperture.

16. An integral one-piece jib slide for attachment to the tape reinforced edge portion of a jib, said jib slide comprising a first body for disposition on one side of said edge portion and provided at one end with a first hook extending beyond said edge portion, a second body integrally connected to and facing said first body and for disposition on the other side of said edge portion and provided at one end with an oppositely directed second hook in longitudinal registery with said first hook, a first securing means on the other end of said first body, a first cooperating securing means on the other end of said second body for insertion through said edge portion and engageable with said first securing means to secure said jib slide to said edge portion, a second securing means on said first body between said first securing means and said first hook, and a second cooperating securing means on said second body in registry with said second securing means, said second securing means and said second cooperating securing means being operable to compress said edge portion therebetween to further secure said jib slide to said edge portion and to prevent oscillatory and longitudinal movement of said jib slide with respect to said first securing means.

17. An integral one-piece jib slide for attachment to the tape reinforced edge portion of a sail, said jib slide comprising a first body for disposition on one side of said edge portion and provided at one end with a first hook extending beyond said edge portion, a second body integrally connected to and facing said first body and for disposition on the other side of said edge portion and provided at one end with an oppositely directed second hook in longitudinal registry with said first hook, a first cooperating securing means on the other end of said second body, a first cooperating securing means on the other end of said first body for insertion through said edge portion and engageable with said first securing means to secure said jib slide to said edge portion, a second securing means on said second body between said first securing means and said second hook, and a second cooperating securing means on said first body in registry with said second securing means, said second securing means and said second cooperating securing means being operable to compress said edge portion therebetween to further secure said jib slide to said edge portion and to prevent oscillatory and longitudinal movement of said jib slide with respect to said first securing means.

18. The jib slide recited in claim 16 wherein said first securing means comprises a locking aperture in said first body, and said first cooperating securing means comprises a pair of pointed tabs for insertion through said edge portion and said locking aperture and adapted for bending over the side walls of said aperture.

19. The jib slide recited in claim 12 wherein said first securing means comprises a pair of open end slots in said first body, and said first cooperating securing means comprises a pair of pointed tabs, each tab being adapted for insertion through said edge portion and an associated open end slot and for bending over the side wall of said open end slot.

20. In combination, a sail including a reinforced edge, and a unitary one-piece slide secured to said sail at said edge, said slide comprising a body member disposed on one side of a portion of said edge, oppositely directed hooks projecting integrally from said body member beyond said edge portion for disposition about a stay wire, a leg member projecting integrally from said body member and disposed around said edge portion for supporting said edge portion, first cooperating securing means integral with said leg member and with said body member and including a part inserted through said edge portion to secure said slide to said edge portion, one of said body and leg members being integrally formed with second securing means located between said first securing means and said edge, said second securing means comprising a portion projecting from one of said members in the direction of the other of said members for wedging said edge portion between said members, thereby further securing said slide and edge portion and preventing oscillatory and longitudinal movement of said slide with respect to said edge portion.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification114/108, 24/265.00A
International ClassificationB63H9/08, B63H9/00
Cooperative ClassificationB63H9/08
European ClassificationB63H9/08