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Патент USA US2132103

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Oct. 4, 1938.
Filed June 23 ,
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Patented Oct.- 4, 1938
Joseph F. Fauner, Irvington, N. J.
Application June 23, 1937, Serial No. 149,878
2 Claims.
(01. 20-69)
This invention relates to weather strips in gen
eral, and particularly to what may be termed
self-locking and self-guiding resilient weather
The prime object of the present invention is
to provide a weather strip construction which
not only cooperates with, but combines and con
nects the frame and a closure therefor, to which
the structure is secured, but which will effectively
10 prevent any leakage between the two objects,
and which will be practically immune to detri
mental eifects to its purpose of weather tighten
ing vcaused by either shrinkage or swelling of the
frame or closure or both, as ‘is‘usually the case
15 in heretofore designed weather stripping.
Another object of the present invention is to
so construct and‘ arrange the various parts of
the device as to constantly keep them under ten
sion, thereby providing a perfect contact and
consequent seal between the objects equipped
with my device.
A still further object of my invention is to
drawing, in which are illustrated a‘ few preferred
forms of my invention, but which drawing is not
intended to 'limit'me to the exact construction
shown, and in which
Fig. 1 is a typical cross-sectional'view through
a frame and a closure, such as a sash, slidably
mounted in the frame;
Fig. 2 isi'a partial ‘front elevation of the female
member with the sash‘ removed;
Fig. 3 is a typical cross-sectional view of a male
" Fig. 4 is an enlarged cross-sectional view of a
female member similar to that shown in Fig. 1;
Fig.5 is a cross-sectional view through a modi
?ed form of a female member;
Fig. 6 is a cross-sectional view of a still other
modi?cation of a female‘member;
Fig. 7 is a typical cross-sectional view of a mod
i?ed form of a male member;
Figs. 8 and 9 are modi?ed forms of female
is spaced from the other so as to render the
members for accommodating the male member
shown in Fig. '7; and
Figs. 10, 11 and 12 illustrate diagrammatical
Views of my weather strip structure provided with
auxiliary, resilient means secured beneath the
pocket-like structure of the female members.
Referring now speci?cally to the ?gures, in
entire construction resilient.
Fig. 1 there will be seen a portion of a frame l0,
provide in a weather strip construction male and
female members in which the male member takes
25 substantially the shape of a'coiled-up, substan
tially spiral structure in which each bent portion
Another object of my invention is to so con
30 struct and arrange the female member vof my
structure that the latter in itself is resilient
throughout, starting from the place of ?xed at
tachment, to either the frame or the closure, and
in which a longitudinal pocket formation is pro
35 vided for resiliently accommodating the cooper
ating male member.
A still further object of my invention is to
construct the pocket-like structure of the female
member so that it comprises a plurality of indi
equipped with parting strips and moldings such
as shown at H and l2, between which slidably
operates a closure or sash l3. Secured to frame
Ill and below either the molding or the parting
strip, but in this case below molding l2, there is
attached at M a resiliently mounted female
member l5, such as shown in detail in Fig, 4.
In interengagement with female member and
secured to a cut-out corner of sash i3 is a male
member l6, the construction of which is clearly
vidual surfaces bent in different places, but in
which each of the surfaces is spaced from the
adjacent surface and in which a reinforcement
illustrated in Fig. '3.
is provided which serves as limiting means for a
there is formed a reinforcing and limiting rib
[8, which forms a lock for the male member 16.
Extending from the rib, there is a horizontal por—
tion l9, terminating in a semi-loop 29, from
which the material is turned upon itself at 2|.
At the other end of this member, there is pro
vided an offset 22 from which extends towards
rib l8 an outer portion 23, which terminates in
a bend 24, from which the material is turned
inwards into a contacting face 25.
In this way a pocket is formed between rib l8
possible sidewise motion of the male member.
the following description and the accompanying
A still further object of my invention is to
cushion the pocket-like structure of the female
member either by providing a resilient extension
therefrom, forming an integral part thereof, or
by associating with the bottom portion of the
50 female member independent, resilient means in
the form of a corrugated resilient strip, all for
the purpose of rendering the pocket-like struc
ture of the female member more resilient.
The foregoing and still further objects of my
55 invention will become more fully apparent. from
Offset from the attaching portion of female»
member I5, I preferably provide a horizontal
portion I‘! (see Fig. 4), at the other’ end of which
and outer surface 23, and end portion 25, into
which male member I6 is inserted. The male
member comprises an upright portion which is
bent substantially at right angles at 26, from
which bend extends a horizontal portion 21, a
downwardly bent vertical portion 28, another
horizontal outer portion 29, an upward short por
tion 30, and an inner contacting portion 3|. The
latter is intended to engage the inner portion 25
of the female member.
In Figs. 3, 4, 5 and 6, the contacting portions
are illustrated to represent straight surfaces in
full lines. The broken lines, indicated at 32 and
33, show the possibility of curving these contact
In Fig. 12, a female member similar to that
illustrated in Fig. 11 is shown at 60, and pro
vided with a rib formation 6i, into which extends
the upright portion of an individual resilient
element 62, serving for the same purpose as that
described in connection with Figs. 10 and 11..
For constructing my weather strip, I prefer
ably employ metal which is' not influenced by
weather conditions, and which will not corrode
and which will assure long life'in constant use.
However, any other suitable material, such as
?bre or other composition matter, may be ad
vantageously employed, in which case an indi- ~
ing surfaces so as to provide an interlocking
arrangement between the male and female mem
‘vidual resilient element such as shown in Figs.
bers for the purpose of increasing their tensional
contact over their full respective areas.
In Fig. 5, there is illustrated a modi?ed form
in which the pocket—like formation of the female
" . member is constructed somewhat differently from
that shown in Fig. 4, in that the bayonet-like
structure 34 is formed opposite rib |8',..and in
which, from the bayonet-like structure, ‘extends
downwardly beneath the pocket formation, a
spring element 35, for the purpose'of rendering
the unattached‘ portion of the female. member
‘more resilient. In this construction; extension
36 of the bayonet arrangement issimilar to the
IO, 11 vand l2, beneath the pocket structure is 15
From the foregoing description it will. be per
fectly clear that the male and female members
telescope with one another and that their con-'
tacting surfaces are so designed as to keep the,
two members under constant tension and that
the male member“ is locked within the pocket .
formation of the female member by the reinforc
ing rib illustrated, and that the sidewise move
ment of the male member is therefore limited at
by the rib. When an intense contact between
the contacting surfaces is desired, the inner sur
extension shown in. Fig. '4,’ while in Fig.‘ 6, this faces of the male and female members are curved
as shown in ‘broken, lines in Figs. 3 to 6, whereby
extension is eliminated,- and a spring element 31 '
these, members are further restrain-ed against
‘ is directly attached} to the outer portion of bayo
sidewise movement.
38. to. Figs. 7, 8 r and 9, the
- ~ male
surface area assures per-fectcooperation between '
member shown in Fig. 7 consists of‘ an upright
the two members and results in long life‘ and
35 portion ~39, an outer horizontal portion.“ and an
inner Contacting portion 4|, spaced from portion.
The female member consists of an attach
ing portion 42, a raised continuation“, a bayoé
net structure 44, which latter is ‘constructed oppo
site to that shown in ‘Figs. 4, 5 and 6,, and which
forms ‘a left-hand pock 45, at the right ‘hand of
which is again a reinforcing and'limiting rib 46,
from which extends a portion 41, terminating in
an underslung spring element 48, arranged be
low the pocket structure.
In Fig. 9, extension 41 of Fig. 8 is eliminated
and the resilient element 48’connects directly
with locking rib $6’. ‘In these modi?cations, the
construction is somewhat simpli?ed as far ‘as the.
male member is concerned, but the female mem- .7
ber retains all of its characteristics explained in
connection with Figs. ‘4, '5 and 6, except that ‘the
Referring now to Figs’. 10, 11 and 12, there is
illustrated in Fig. 10 a male member 49, of a
construction similar to that shown in Fig. 3, and
a female member 50, resembling the structure
shown in Fig. 5 in which, however, a bayonet
formation Eiis employed which terminates in a
52. , Associated
effectiveness of the device, irrespective of changes
due to shrinkage or swelling of the objects to 35
which they are'secured and which they are in
tended to tightly connect against all weather
It is obvious that the male member or female
member may be secured either ‘to the ‘stationary 40
or movable portion of a window, depending upon
the size thereof and its particular location. By
the same token, it is not necessary to secure my
. device in the manner “shown in Fig. 1, but it may
construction is reversed’.
with the
be attached at eithercorne'r or on either side ‘of
the'sash, as long as a suitable cooperation be
tween ‘female and male members is assured.
While I have shown speci?c constructions of’
my invention, it is quite evident that changes
and modi?cations in the formation of the two
members may beprovided in order to meet var- ~
ious existing conditions and constructions of the
objects to which they are to be attached and I
therefore reserve for myself the right to make
changes and improvements within my construc 55
tion without departing from the broad scope of
my idea, as set forth.’ in therannexed claims:
I claim:
1. In a resilient Weather strip construction,.a
bayonet structure and engaging the upright por
tion thereof is an individual corrugated spring’
element53, adopted to render the pocket forma
resiliently mounted female member comprising
a reinforcing rib formation and a pocket-like
structure ‘opposite thereto, said structure‘having
tion of the female member resilient.
In Fig. 11 a male member 54 is shown, which a resilient, substantially bayoneteshap‘ed retain
is also similar to thatillustratedin Fig. 3, but" ing element consisting of spaced and looped sur 65
reversed, and is in engagement with female faces, rendering it resilient, cushioning means
member 55, in which the bayonet structure ‘56~ extending from said female member and ar
is similar to that shown in Fig. 8. The rib or ranged substantially below said pocket-like struc
'. lock formation 51 is at the right and terminates ture, and a resilient male member comprising a
in a short appendage 58. Engaging the upright substantially spirally looped structure in engage 70
ment with said pocket-like structure of the fe
portion of the bayonet structure again is illus
'trated an individual spring element 59, adapted male ‘member, the inner contacting faces of the
to form a resilient cushion for the pocket-like male and female members being ‘constructed and 7
1 structure of the female membe .
30 r
'Such contact vover a' large
arranged so as to remain under constant ten
sion. relative to one another, said rib formation
of the female member serving as limiting stop for
the sidewise movement of said male member.
2. In a weather strip for Windows, adapted to
be una?‘ected by either shrinkage or swelling of
the window frame or sash, and being intended for
limiting a lateral movement of a sash in respect
to its frame, a female member having a substan
tially ?at attaching portion, designed to be se
cured to the face of a window frame adjacent to
10 the side of a sash, a rib formed from said at
taching portion and projecting at substantially
right angles towards such sash, a substantially
pocket-like convolution formed adjacent to, and
with its open end towards one side of said rib,
a male member, having a substantially ?at at
taching portion, adapted to be secured to one of
the sash faces, a convolution formed at right
angles to that attaching portion and tensionally
and slidably interlocking with the convolution of
the female member so that said rib of the latter
member constitutes a stop against a sidewise
movement of the male member.
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