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Publication numberUS3367066 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 6, 1968
Filing dateFeb 4, 1966
Priority dateFeb 4, 1966
Publication numberUS 3367066 A, US 3367066A, US-A-3367066, US3367066 A, US3367066A
InventorsSlusser Jr Benjamin H
Original AssigneeHurr I Cane Awning Shutter Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Awning shutter
US 3367066 A
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AWNING SHUTTER 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Feb. 4, 1966 INVENTOR BENJAMIN H.5Lu5552, d2.

ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,367,066 AWNING SHUTTER Benjamin H. Slusser, Jr., West Hollywood, Fla, assignor to Hurr-I-Cane Awning Shutter Co., Inc., Hialeah, Fla., a corporation of Florida Filed Feb. 4, 1966, Ser. No. 525,027

2 Claims. (Cl. 49-71) I ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE An awning shutter hingedly connected to the wall of a building above a window opening therein. Springs tend to normally bias the awning to an open or extended position. A rod extends transversely of the awning at the inner side thereof, the rod being hung between fulcrum links hinged at one end to the awning and having their other ends attached to the rod. Links pivotally attach the rod to brackets mounted on the wall of the building. A flexible chain passes through an aperture in the wall and can be held against longitudinal movement through the aperture by means of a hook on its end that is engaged between the links so that when the hook is thus engaged and the chain held against movement, the awning will be held in lowered or closed position in opposition to its spring bias.

This invention relates to an awning type shutter for overlying a window opening and having a vertical swinging arc toward and from the window opening.

The invention further comprises an awning shutter that is hingedly connected to the outer side of a wall of a building and above a window opening and with means carried by the shutter whereby to automatically elevate the shutter to a raised or open position and with flexible means connected to the shutter and that extends through an opening in the wall of the building whereby the shutter may be pulled down to covering engagement with the wall opening and fastened in such position by a hook within the building.

Novel features of construction and operation of the device will be more clearly apparent during the course of the following description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings wherein has been illustrated a preferred form of the device and wherein like characters of reference are employed to denote like parts throughout the several drawings.

In the drawings:

FIGURE 1 is a vertical sectional view through an awning shutter showing the shutter in an open position,

FIGURE 2 is a similar view but with the shutter in a partially closed position,

FIGURE 3 is a similar view, but with the shutter in the fully closed or overlying position with respect to a wall opening, and

FIGURE 4 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially on line 4-4 of FIGURE 3.

Referring specifically to the drawings and particularly FIGURES 1, 2 and 3, there has been provided a wall 5, of conventional construction, having an opening 6 that may be a conventional window opeing and with the window being omitted. Fixed to the outer side of the wall 5, at a point above the window opening 6, is a rail 7, having a curved forward end 8. The rail 7 extends fully across the window opening 6 and slightly beyond the ends thereof.

Connected to the rail 7, within the curved end 8, is an extended roll end 9, of an awning shutter, indicated as a whole by the numeral 10. The shutter 10 is provided with a sheet metal top 11, that is arcuately formed at its outer end, as indicated at 12. The shutter 10 is also provided at its opposite ends with Wall sections 13.. The shutter 10 at its open lower end is formed straight, as shown at 14 and in the overlying relation with respect to the opening 6, the straight portion of the end walls 13 fully contact the outer face of the wall 5 to fully cover the opening 6.

Bars or links 15 are hingedly connected to brackets 16 that are fixed to the outer side of the wall 5 and whereby the bars 15 constitute fulcrum means for the shutter 1'0.v The bars 15 are connected at their outer ends by a rod 17 and the rod 17 at its outer ends is connected to fulcrum arms 18 and the arms 18 are pivotally connected to the ends 13, of the shutter 10, as indicated at 19. The rod 17 thus has connection with the fulcrum arms 18 adjacent the inner ends of the shutter and also intermediate the length of the shutter and the intermediate arm 18 is connected to a rib 20, corrresponding in shape and size to the ends 13 of the shutter.

Fixed to the underside of the top 11, of the shutter 10 adjacent each end wall 13, are brackets 21, to which is hooked or otherwise connected at 22, coil springs 23. The coil springs at their opposite ends are hooked, as at 24, to embrace the rod 17 and whereby to bias the rod 17 to and from a swinging movement of the shutter 10 to cover the window opening 6.

Fixedly connected, as at 25, to the curved portion 12 of the shutter 10, are flexible elements 26, in the form of link chains, that override the bars 17 and that extend downwardly to pass through apertures 27 of the wall opening 6, adjacent the bottom of the opening. The chains 26 constitute the means for pulling the awning to a closure position with respect to the openings 6 and is held in such closed position by hooks 28, carried by the free ends of the chains and with hooks 28 engaging within any selected link of the chain 26 thus, the awning may be closed tightly against the outer face of the wall by merely pulling the chains from the inside until the awning is in a fully covering position and then having the hooks 28, engaging a selected link of the chain to prevent the awning from swinging upwardly.

In the use of the device the parts being assembled, as indicated in the several figures of the drawings and with the awning being rotatably supported in the rail 7, permits the awning to freely swing in a vertical plane and controlled basically by the chains 26, to a closure position or, when the chains are released, the springs 21, bi s the rod 17 upwardly and through the fulcrum arms 18, the awning is swung to an opening position, as illustrated in FIGURE 1. When the awning is to be swung to a closure position, the chains at each side of the awning are pulled inwardly through the apertures 27 and pressurizing the awning downwardly, against the tension of the springs 21 and locked in that position by the hooks 28. The chains 26, from their connection to the awning at 25, extend forwardly and override the bar 17 in the several positions of the awning.

It will be apparent from the foregoing that a very novel type of awning shutter has been provided. The structure is simple, cheap to manufacture, is strong, durable and most effective for the covering and uncovering of a wall opening, such as a window. The awning is preferably constructed of sheet metal, such as aluminum, such being common with respect to awnings of this character and permits the awning to be closed and opened from the inside of the building, without the necessity of pulling the awning down from the outside. The fulcrum arms 18 and the bars 15 function to bias the awning to a fully raised position by the springs 21 and the springs 21 are yielda-ble to permit the shutter awning to be swung downwardly to cover the wall opening and also biases the awning shutter to the open position, illustrated in FIGURE 1,

where the spring 21 is in substantial alignmentwith the arms 18.

It is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the precise construction shown, but that changes are contemplated as readily fall within the spirit of the invention as shall be determined by the scope of the subjoined claims.

I claim:

1. A protective awning shutter mounted to swing toward or away from an opening in a wall, the shutter having a top wall, side Walls and a front wall, a bracket attached to the wall adjacent to the wall opening, the awning being rotatably secured at its rear end within the bracket, a rod extending horizontally along the inner side of the awning, fulcrum bars at the opposite ends of the rod, each bar having one end attached to the rod and its other end pivotally attached to one of the sides of the awning, links pivotally attached at one end to the rod, brackets on the wall and to which the opposite ends of the links are pivotally connected, at flexible linked member connected at one end to the inner side of the awning, said member passing over the rod, the wall having an aperture below the opening, the flexible member passing through the aperture, said member having a hooked element and the spring means consists of a plurality of coil springs attached at a first end to the rod, brackets on the interior of the awning near the upper end thereof, the second ends of the springs being attached to said brackets.

References Cited UNI T ED STATES PATENTS 2,145,569. 1/1939 Jones 49347 X 2,225,011 12/ 1940 Jones 49-7l 2,233,315 2/1941 Jones 49-347 2,873,487 2/1959 Blanchard 49-7l KENNETH DOWNEY, Primary Examiner.

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U.S. Classification49/71, 49/386, 49/347, 49/379
International ClassificationE04F10/10, E04F10/00
Cooperative ClassificationE04F10/10
European ClassificationE04F10/10