Abstract: A collapsible blind for use in arch-shaped windows. The pleated blind design employs a flexible adhesive with optional link as shown on the bottom of the blind. A simple slotted hinge pivotally connects bars attached to the opposite end of the blind. The blind is easily assembled, relatively inexpensive to produce and requires no external supports.
Abstract: A hollow drill for fabric and the like is comprised of a hollow shaft having highly polished inside and outside surfaces and an outside diameter of preferably not more than 0.130 inches. A tip having a larger outside diameter and smaller inside diameter is brazed or soldered to the shaft. The shaft is made by a continuous manufacturing method such as extrusion and the tip is machined or molded followed by finish machining.
Abstract: This invention relates to a pleated shade, and a method for the manufacture thereof. The shade has the two sections forming each rear projecting pleat secured together to form a rear projecting tab. Cord holes are formed in each of the tabs. The rigidity of the pleats may be substantially enhanced by providing double-weld joints for the tabs or by otherwise providing a multiple or continuous bond between the two fabric layers forming the tab. A joint used to form a tab may also be used as a splice joint to secure together two pieces of material either for repair of a defective or damaged material, to achieve a desired aesthetic effect or to customize the length or width of the shade. Pleat reversal problems may be overcome by carefully selecting the relative size of the tab and shade sections, by controlling the size and tab positions of cord holes, by treating the nose pleat to improve its memory, and by other suitable methods. A second piece of material may be positioned behind the first.
Abstract: A sun blind for a window opening is disclosed. The sun blind comprises a first rail disposed adjacent the top of the window opening, a second rail disposed adjacent the bottom of the opening, a third moving rail disposed between the first and second rails, a sun blinding member attached to the first and third rails, a first cord arrangement disposed adjacent a side of the window opening, a second cord arrngement partially disposed adjacent the first cord arrangement and also through a plurality of aligned openings in the sun blinding member for raising and lowering the third rail and a coupler connecting the first and second cord arrangements together. The coupler comprises first and second plates between which are clamped the cords of the second cord arrangement. The ends of the cords of the first cord arrangement are coupled to one of the plates.
Abstract: A sun blind suitable for installation in, for example, window openings, including window openings having an inclination from the vertical, is disclosed. The sun blind comprises a first bar disposed at the top of the window opening, a second bar movable with respect to the first bar, a foldable sun blinding member attached between the first and second bars and a third bar disposed at the bottom of the window opening. A first cord arrangement is used to move the second bar and thus the sun blinding member. A second cord arrangement is used to guide the second bar and the sun blinding member. A suitable tension means, such as a spring, preferably located in the third bar, applies tension to the second cord arrangement so as to keep the cords of the second cord arrangement taut and thus properly guide the sun blinding member and the second bar with respect to the inclination of the window opening.
Abstract: A sun blind for window openings having at least one of the upper and lower edges disposed, at least in part, at other than the horizontal, is disclosed. In one embodiment, the upper edge of the window opening is disposed at other than the horizontal, for example, at a slant, and the sun blind includes an upper rail conforming to the outline of the upper edge of the window opening and a rod fastened to the upper rail spaced apart from the upper rail. The rod is threaded through spaced apertures in the sun blinding member and retains the sun blinding member and a lower rail attached to it. The rod is clamped to the upper rail by fastening clips slidably disposed in the upper rail. Suitable cords are arranged for moving and guiding the sun blinding member. The sun blind can be used in window openings having slanted, peaked and arch-shaped upper or lower edges, for example.