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Publication numberUS3908198 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1975
Filing dateOct 3, 1974
Priority dateOct 3, 1974
Publication numberUS 3908198 A, US 3908198A, US-A-3908198, US3908198 A, US3908198A
InventorsWilliam L Brock
Original AssigneeWilliam L Brock
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Seam skate for carpets
US 3908198 A
Abstract
A knee board for being pushed along a seam of a carpet behind a hot melt seaming iron; the knee board comprising a flat panel made of cast aluminum, and having a padded knee cup upon its upper side into which a worker can fit his knee, and the upper side of the panel also including a padded, integral raised block upon its upper side upon which the worker can rest his foreleg.
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United States Patent Brock Sept. 30, 1975 [5 SEAM SKATE FOR CARPETS 1.624.129 4/1927 Barrett 2/22 1733.443 2/l956 Holder 2/22 [761 Inventor: wnlam Bmck 1605' colfm 3.382.503 5/1968 Ramon 2 24 Ave. No. 10. Aurora, Colo. 8001 l 3 Filed; Oct 3 1974 Primary E.\aminerGeo. V. Larkin [2]] Appl. No.: 511,536 57 ABSTRACT A knee board for being pushed along a seam of a car- [52] US. Cl. 2/24 pet behind a hot melt seaming iron; the knee board [51] Int. Cl. A41D 13/00 comprising a flat panel made of cast aluminum, and [58] Field of Search 38/69. 70; having a padded knee cup upon its upper side into 2/2224; 128/80 C which a worker can fit his knee, and the upper side of the panel also including a padded, integral raised [56] References Cited block upon its upper side upon which the worker can UNITED STATES PATENTS rest his forelegl 452 36() 4/1923 Clarke 2/24 3 Claims, 2 Drawing Figures Sept. 30,1975

U.S. Patent SEAM SKATE FOR CARPETS This invention relates generally to carpet layer tools.

A principal object of the present invention is to provide a seam skate for use by a carpet layer. and which is designed to be used by pushing the same by the workers knee behind a hot melt seaming iron.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a seam skate for carpets. and wherein the seam skate is to be used for pressing the seam of the carpet so to more firmly secure the seam.

Still another object of the present invention is to provide a seam skate for carpets which is more efficient as a tool because it is pushed along the seam by the operators knee, thus leaving both hands of the worker free to push the hot melt iron and pull the carpet seam together.

Still another object of the present invention is to provide a seam skate for carpets which accordingly speeds up the operation so to cut down on the cost of the operation.

Other objects are to provide a seam skate for carpets which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and efficient in operation.

These and other objects will become readily evident upon a study of the following specification and the accompanying drawing, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a side elevation view thereof shown in operative use.

Referring now to the drawing in detail, the reference numeral represents a seam skate for carpets according to the present invention wherein there is a generally flat, rectangular panel 11 made from cast aluminum and which is approximately inches long and five inches wide. 1

Upon the upper side of the panel 11 there is integrally formed an upwardly extending cup 12 of generally semi-circular configuration and the inner side thereof is fitted with a thick pad 13 that extends down upon the upper side of the panel 11. Accordingly the padded cup provides comfort for a knee l4 placed therewithin as shown in FIG. 2.

Near a rear portion of the panel, there is integrally formed an upstanding block 15 the upper surface of which is transversely concaved as shown at 16 and upon which there is secured a thick pad 17.

As shown in FIG. 2, it is to be noted that the forward end 18 of the panel 11 is slightly upwardly rounded so that the skate can be easily pushed ahead across a carpet without sagging therewith.

in operative use, as shown in FIG. 2, a carpet layer worker 19 simply places his knee 14 into the cup 12 and rest his foreleg 20 across the top of the padded block 15 so that he is comfortable and at the same time able to push the skate ahead with his knee without use of his hands which are thus free so to push a hot melt iron and also pull the carpet seam together.

Thus a useful tool is provided that saves time and cuts carpet seaming costs in materials and labor.

While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it is understood that such changes are within the spirit and scope of the present invention as is defined in the appended claims.

What I claim is:

l. A carpet seam skate comprising: a substantially rectangular panel having a first major flat surface, means consisting essentially of a cup defining an opening adapted to receive and support a knee positioned directly on the other major surface of the panel opposite the first major surface with the cup opening oriented primarily towards one end of the panel, and a raised block portionpositioned on the same side of the panel as is the cup between the cup opening and the end of the panel towards which the cup is oriented, whereby a worker may readily engage and disengage the seam skate to flatten and merge a carpet seam.

2. A seam skate as set forth in claim 1 in which both the exposed open surface of the cup and the upper surface of the raised block portion are padded.

3. A seam skate as set forth in claim 2 in which the upper surface of the raised block portion is concave.

Patent Citations
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US1452360 *Sep 27, 1920Apr 17, 1923Charles L ClarkeKnee pad
US1624129 *Jul 10, 1926Apr 12, 1927George A ReachLeg guard for athletes
US2733443 *Sep 28, 1953Feb 7, 1956 holder
US3382503 *Feb 9, 1966May 14, 1968Ramon GinoKnee protecting float
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US4377309 *Jun 15, 1979Mar 22, 1983Mengshoel Hans ChrSupporting device for use in a kneeling-like sitting posture
US4623158 *Sep 9, 1985Nov 18, 1986Monreal F JavierSporting knee boot for sliding, skating and skiing
US4648849 *Apr 10, 1985Mar 10, 1987Monreal F JavierKnee bindings compatible with ordinary water skis
US4676521 *May 12, 1986Jun 30, 1987Monreal F JavierKneeling skis with handles
US5038761 *Apr 2, 1990Aug 13, 1991Richardson Beverly JTherapeutic apparatus for physically impaired children
US5090055 *Oct 18, 1990Feb 25, 1992Mcelroy Philip J RAir cushion kneeling pad
US6367535 *Jun 6, 1996Apr 9, 2002Michael Richard ChouinardKneeler device for use in making carpet seams
US7735148Mar 18, 2008Jun 15, 2010Turman Paul DCarpet installer's knee hammer
US20120255096 *Apr 11, 2011Oct 11, 2012Wesley CorporationProtective sports equipment and methods of making same
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/24
International ClassificationA41D13/06
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/065, A41D13/0556
European ClassificationA41D13/06B