Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a safety screen comprising: a plurality of screen members vertically arranged above one another; two longitudinal carriers pivotally connected to the screen members, wherein in a first operating position, the longitudinal carriers extend vertically and the screen members extend horizontally, and wherein in a second operating position, the longitudinal carriers are inclined sideward from vertical and the screen members extend horizontally, offset from one another horizontally.
Abstract: The present invention is a window picture system that includes a retractable window shade pulled down from a top portion of a window, one or more images that include a selected one of one or more pictures, one or more photographs and one or more drawings, a window frame with a bottom and a window sill with a top surfacing. The system also includes a three dimensional projector that displays a selected one of the one or more images and one or more slide shows onto the window, an image change button disposed on the top surfacing of the window sill, a camera SD card inserted into the three dimension projector, a battery and a scanner utilized to scan the selected one of the one or more images and one or more slide shows.
Abstract: A vertical blind assembly module includes a head rail unit with opposite sides and a unit axis extending between the sides, a housing and an axle pivotally connecting the housing to the head rail unit so that the housing can pivot about a pivot axis that is perpendicular to the unit axis. A slat is coiled in the housing so enabling the slat to be extended from the housing a selected distance and retracted into the housing. A foot rail unit is pivotally connected to the projecting end of the slat, the pivotal connection being collinear to the pivot axis. By turning the axle relative to the head rail unit about the pivot axis when the slat is extended, the slat can be turned between a closed position wherein the slat is parallel to the unit axis and an open position wherein the slat is perpendicular to the unit axis.
Abstract: A covering system includes a flexible, web-like membrane having first and second portions. A first cross support is connected to the first portion of the membrane, and a second cross support is connected to the second portion of the membrane. A drive mechanism is provided for moving the second cross support relative to the first cross support so that the membrane is movable between a first, retracted position and a second, deployed position. The drive mechanism includes a force multiplication mechanism for facilitating a longitudinal tensile stress application to the membrane when it is in the second, deployed position. A transverse tensioning mechanism that includes a catenary linkage is also provided for tensioning the membrane in a direction that is transverse to the longitudinal direction.
September 12, 2011
Date of Patent:
August 12, 2014
Cyril Silberman, Barton L. Riberich, Francisco Pantano-Rubino, Michael Becker, John Lanari, Peter Fervoy, Justin Waldron, Timothy J. Kline, Jamie Siegrist, Alex Krueger, Robert Doherty
Abstract: A retractable awning with is moveable between an extended position where the awning is deployed for use and a retracted position where the awning is stowed out of use. The awning includes a light source mounted on a roller tube, with the light source being exposed to a living area beneath the awning when the awning is in the extended position. A contact assembly provides electrical power to the light source, with the contact assembly comprising engaging rotatable and stationary segments.
November 21, 2012
May 22, 2014
LIPPERT COMPONENTS, INC.
Brian M. Worthman, Christopher S. Greer, Zachary Inbody, Jeffrey K. Albrecht
Abstract: Improved awning of the type which is provided with a roll-up shaft (3) on which is wound a cloth (4) which is fixed with one edge to a front lath (5) which is supported by means of two or more articulated arms (6), every articulated arm (6) consisting of at least two arm parts (9-10) which are hinge (12)—mounted to one another so as to be able to fold together the articulated arm (6) around a pivot (16) and to open it, characterized in that the above-mentioned hinge (12) is a multiple hinge which not only allows for a rotation around the above-mentioned first pivot (16), but which at least also allows for a rotation around a second pivot (17) which is directed crosswise or mainly crosswise to the first pivot (16).
Abstract: A corner canvas is formed such that when seen in a development, it has a right-angled trapezoidal form consisting of a rectangular canvas main body and a right-angled triangular canvas extension. A canvas take-up shaft is formed by an outer roller slidably and rotatably fitted on an inner shaft. When the canvas is to be developed, a folded swing arm is parallel-rotated obliquely forward and a front bar is pushed out to an obliquely forward corner space, thereby the corner space is covered. When the canvas is to be taken up, the swing arm is rotated obliquely rearward and the front bar is parallel-moved obliquely rearward, whereupon the outer roller is moved rearward while rotating to take up the corner canvas, and thereby the canvas extension is taken up by the exposed inner shaft.
Abstract: A trailer canopy system for providing an area adjacent a trailer that is protected from inclement weather includes a canopy that is extendable from a side of a trailer. The canopy protects an area under the canopy from inclement weather when the canopy is extended from the trailer. A support bar is coupled to a free edge of the canopy positioned opposite of the trailer. Each of a pair of bracing assemblies is pivotally coupled to each of the support bar and the trailer. Each of the bracing assemblies pivots between a stored position and a deployed position. The stored position is defined when each of the bracing assemblies is positioned adjacent the side of the trailer. The deployed positioned is defined when each of the bracing assemblies extends away from the trailer and supports the support bar and the canopy over a ground surface.
Abstract: An arched support assembly provides bracing of a fabric awning system and arching of the fabric awning to prevent water collection and increase headroom beneath the awning. The assembly includes an elongated arch member and a brace member that also includes a compressive element, such as a gas spring, to place the assembly under compression. To install the assembly, the arch member is seated at the wall beneath the awning and the brace member is mounted to a support structure of the awning system. The arch member and brace member are engaged at a pivotable point and are raised upwardly until the brace member and the arch member are under compression in a collinear disposition at the pivotable point.
Abstract: A retractable top cover and awning for recreational vehicles, modular homes, and the like, includes a mechanism for deploying and retracting a flexible top cover and awning panel over the roof of the vehicle and along a side wall of the vehicle to shade both the vehicle roof and any windows or doors in the side wall. A flexible top cover and awning panel is wound and stored on a roller housed in an elongated housing having a removable housing cover. Swinging deployment arms extend the flexible top cover and awning panel from the storage roller. Motors are used to open the housing cover, to turn the roller to assist in rolling or unrolling the flexible top cover and awning panel, and to swing the deployment arms during extension and retraction of the flexible top cover and awning panel.
Abstract: A retractable awning for mounting to a wall such as the side of a recreational vehicle. The awning includes a roller, a flexible canopy having an inner edge connected to the wall and an outer edge secured to the roller, a pair of arm assemblies supporting opposite ends of the roller and operable to move the roller between a retracted position adjacent the wall and an extended position spaced from the wall, and a travel latch for securing the arm assemblies in the retracted position. Each of the arm assemblies includes a vertically extending base arm connected to the wall, a bottom arm having a first end pivotally connected to the base arm, an extended arm having a first end pivotally connected to the bottom arm and a second end connected to and supporting the roller, and a top arm having a first end pivotally connected to the base arm above the bottom arm and a second end pivotally connected to the extended arm.
Abstract: A retractable awning assembly includes a roller, a flexible canopy having an inner edge secured to a wall and an outer edge secured to the roller, and a pair of arm assemblies operable to move the roller between a retracted position adjacent the wall and an extended position spaced from the wall. Each arm assembly includes a support arm of fixed length and a rafter arm of variable length. The support arm includes a tube and a bracket rigidly secured at an intermediate position along the tube. The rafter arm includes telescoping inner and outer tubes and an inward facing button lock for automatically locking the tubes in extended relation. The support arm has an upper end operably connected to the roller and a lower end pivotally secured to the wall. The rafter arm has an outer end pivotally connected to the support arm bracket and an inner end pivotally secured to the wall.
Abstract: A retractable awning assembly includes a roller, a flexible canopy having an inner edge secured to a wall and an outer edge secured to the roller, and a pair of arm assemblies operable to move the roller between a retracted position adjacent the wall and an extended position spaced from the wall. Each arm assembly includes a support arm and a rafter arm. The support arm includes telescoping inner and outer tubes, a bracket rigidly secured at an intermediate position along the inner tube, and a rearward facing button lock for automatically locking the tubes in extended relation. The rafter arm includes telescoping inner and outer tubes and a laterally inward facing button lock for automatically locking the tubes in extended relation. The support arm outer tube has an upper end operably connected to the roller and the support arm inner tube has a lower end pivotally secured to the wall.
Abstract: This invention relates to a sunshade anti-theft window which is composed of an anti-theft window and a rolling curtain; wherein the anti-theft window having a pivot arm installed at its bottom, the pivot arm being pivoted on bottom of window-still. The rolling curtain is installed on top of the window-still and have a rolling shaft and a sunshade curtain winded on the rolling shaft, the end of sunshade curtain being connected with top of the anti-theft window. The anti-theft window can be pushed outwardly and rotated around the pivot arm, meanwhile, the sunshade curtain will he dragged openly by the anti-theft window for shading sunlight, furthermore, the sunshade curtain can be returned to original position by means of a tension spring installed on the rolling curtain when the anti-theft is dragged inwardly.
Abstract: A collapsible awning is assembled from various elements. An awning case has supporting brackets. A roll-up shaft has one end of the awning fabric fixed thereon. On the other end of the fabric a front lead rail is fixed. The front rail closes the awning case, when the awning is completely rolled up. Stretching arms are used to maintain the front rail outward and the awning fabric stretched during the up and down movement of the awning. A locking device holds the awning in the awning case. A driving device connected to the roll-up shaft is electrically or mechanically controlled.
Abstract: An apparatus for covering the open top of a container positioned on a vehicle for transportation includes a fluid actuated motor for a spool on which a flexible cover is wound, and a pair of fluid actuated cylinders to pivot a pair of elongated arms that convey the cover away from the spool. The motor is arranged to drive the spool to release the cover slightly slower than the arms are pivoted, so that the arms are not subjected to a large counter force. In addition, the spool is mounted for vertical movement so that containers having different heights may be properly closed.
Abstract: In framework sections for awnings link arrangements are used in which the link bodies are connected to each other by means of cotter pins or similar devices. According to the invention two link bodies (1 and 2) are joined to each other by means of a hook (15, 16, 17) and an eye (6,7,8) so shaped that the two link bodies (1 and 2) are movable in relation to each other in transverse direction only in a predetermined relative position and that the two link bodies are pivotable in relation to each other.
Abstract: A window awning, including a roll-up mechanism including a roller tube and with one end of an awning fabric attached to the roller tube and then wound around the tube and with the roll-up mechanism providing tension in the awning fabric as the fabric is unrolled from the roller tube, means for attaching the other end of the awning fabric above the window, support arm assemblies extending from either side of the window and each assembly coupled to opposite ends of the roll-up mechanism, each assembly including a main support arm extending at one end from and rotating about an attachment point to the side of the window and coupled at the other end to one end of the roll-up mechanism, a rafter arm extending at one end from and rotating about an attachment point to the side of the window and coupled at the other end to the main support arm at a plurality of positions for providing different awning positions, and means for locking the other end of the rafter arm to the main support arm at any one of the different