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Filed May 17, 1945
Patented Dec. 10, 1946
lHing F.».Chu and .Helga M. Chu, Larchmont, N. Y.
Application May 17, 1945.,~ Serial No. 594,315
6 Claims. (C1.` 244-153)
This invention relates to a kite and it is one
object of the invention to provide a kite having
a frame land ~a plurality of wings whichare dis
posed one above another and are so formed that
they provide pockets adapted to be ñlled with
_This improved kite has a frame consisting of
a center stick I, side sticks 2, and a plurality of
cross sticks >il'vvhi‘ch are spaced from each other
longitudinally of the center stick and the side
sticks and disposed in crossed relation thereto
wind and so balance the kite that use of a tail
with their ends >projecting `outwardly from` the
will be unnecessary.
side sticks. rThese sticks may be formed of wood
or other suitable material 'and at their points of
crossing are heldin engagement with each other
by clamps or clips 'd formed of Wire strands. The
wire strands are resilient and each is bent to form
a clip of double U-shaped formation having side
bars '5 and bridging bars 6, one of the bridging
Another object of the invention is to so form
the wings thatthey extend transversely of the
kite, certain of the wings being tapered from
their ends towards the center of the kite and
others being ofthe same depth from end to end
and disposed in alternate relation to the tapered
Another object of the invention is to provide
bars being formed by end portions of the strand
which are »disposed in overlapping' relation to
a kite having a knock-down frame formed of
sticks which are disposed in crossed relation to
,both bear against the> stick across‘which they
each other and in a common plane so .thatl they
each other when vassembled and secured by clips
extend. It should also be 'noted that one end
which engageabout crossed portions of the sticks
.portionrof the strand is bent to form a finger 6’
and iirmly hold the crossed sticks together.
20 for engaging a side face of the stick when the
Another object of the invention is to so form
r¿lipv is applied .to the sticks. Referring to Figure
the wings that they are provided with marginal
5, it will be seen that the clip or clamp has its
seams or pockets through which .cords pass with
bars 5 extending along side faces of the crossed
end portions of the Acords protruding from the
sticks and -thatother side >faces off the'sticks are
pockets and adapted to be tied about the sticks 25 engaged by the bridges e which extend at right
to firmly hold the wings to the sticks.
angles to the -sidebars 5. Therefore, the crossed
Another object of the invention is .to provide
sticks will be tightly gripped and yiirmly 'held in
the wings with an arrangement of seams or
pockets through which the sticks are passed so
that the wings will be held to the sticks along
lines spaced from each other and portions of the
wings between the sticks allowed to flex and form
wind-receiving pockets.
contacting engagement with each other,
The cover is shown in (Figures v1 and 2 and re
ferrìng to these figures, it willV be seen thatvthe
cover »consists >of triangular Vupper and lower
»wings ‘I .and 8 fand intermediate wings 9 and I0,
the wing B being of the same height throughout
Another object of the invention is to so »form
its length, and wings Ill being tapered from Atheir
the kite 'that it may be iiown with a single-string 35 ends towards the vertical center of the kite.
or double-string bridle and a number of kites
Whilea single wing 9 has been 'shown in the form
connected with a main string in such manner
illustrated, it will be understood that additional
that they will not interfere with each other.
intermediate wings may be provided, according
Another objects of the invention is to provide
to the size of the kite and that the wings 9 and
a, kite so constructed that it will be sturdy when 40 Ul will be alternately arranged when setting them
assembled for use but capable of being easily and
in place between the end wings 1 and 8. Hems
quickly taken apart for storage when not in use.
II are formed along margins of the wings and
The invention is illustrated in the accompany
through these hems are passed strings I2 which
ing drawing wherein:
have end portions protruding from the hems so
Figure 1 is a view looking at the wings from 45 that when the kite is assembled, the strings may
the front.
be tied to the sticks as shown in Figures 3 and 4,
Figure 2 is a rear view of the wings and show
the knots being bow knots so that they may be
Y ing the wings connected with each other.
readily untied when the kite is to be taken apart
for storage in a small space or receptacle after
Figure 3 is a rear view of the assembled kite.
Figure 4 is a front view of the assembled kite. 50 being used. Strips I3 are sewed to rear faces of .
the wings along transverse marginal edges there
Figure 5 is a perspective view upon an enlarged
of and form pockets to receive the cross sticks 3,
and similar strips I4 are sewed vertically against
the rear faces of the wings to form pockets
Figure 6 is a diagrammatic View of the strings
used for flying a number of the improved kites. 55 through which the center stick I passes, it being
scale showing crossed sticks connected with each
other by a wire clip.
noted that the wing 9 has its upper and lowe
sections being of even height jthroughout its
.edges formed with notches or recesses I5 so that
length and disposed between intermediate sec-`
the center stick may be passed through openings
tions tapered irom their ends towards the center '
stick, strips connectingadjoining edges of said
formed by these recesses and have its interme
diate portion disposed in front of the center wing Cl sections and forming pockets through which the
cross sticks pass, other stripsmounted vertically
9 as shown in Figure 4. Therefore, the united
midway the length of the sections and through
wings will be held against the sticks and pre
which the center stick passes, the center section
vented from being blown forwardly away from
being vformed with openingsthrough which the `- l
the sticksîf ’ ThisY eliminates likelihood of tearing
the wings> which may be Yformed of paper or thin 10Y center stick passes, and strings mounted along
edges of said sections with end portions protrud
fabric such as silk. After the sticks have been
passed through the pockets formed by the strips. ’Y ing therefrom and releasablytied to the sticks.
_ 3.'In a kite, a frame including longitudinally
I3 and M, the clips 4 are applied and the strings Y
extending sticks and cross sticks lmounted in
then tied to the sticks. The cross sticks are so
' spaced from each other that the wings will be>
crossed relation to the longitudinally extending
baggy between the sticks and since the wings I0
taper from their ends towards the center stick l
and the wing 9 is of the same height throughout
sticks, and a Vcover for said frame releasably se
cured to the sticks and consisting of upper and
lower sections and intermediate sections, certain
of the intermediate sections being of an even
its length,the portions of the wings at opposite
sides of ¿the center stick ls, when subjected to
»pressure V'of wing, will balance each other and
cause the kite to ily properly without a tail being
height throughout the width ofthe cover and dis
posed between other intermediate "sections ta
pered from their ends, the coverv beingloosely ap
plied to the frame and itsintermediate sections
kite byv tieing through a small hole I1 near the 25
'each other to balance the kite .when in'flight. ' ' -'
necessary.A A string I 6 isV used whenflyingthe Y
Vkite and this may be directly connected with the „
forming ‘wind-receiving pockets cooperating with
4. In a kite, a frame including a center- stick
and cross sticks extending across 4the center stick,
. center of the stick lor the string may be con
ï, nected with a bridle I8 having its endsVA connected
with the center stick in spaced relation lto'upper
and lower ends thereof, as shown inFigure' 4._
In Figure 6, there> has been shown an arrange
a cover for said frame having upper and lower
` sections, ~a center section, and intermediate sec
tions between the’center section and the upper
and lower sections, the center section being of .an
ment of rstrings including a main string I9 having
auxiliary strings 20 leading therefrom forcon
even depth throughout the width of the cover,
' and the'intermediate sections being tapered from .
nection with bridles of a number of kites to be
their ends towards the center stick.
flown at the same time.
5. In a kite, a 4frame including a center stick
' Having thus described the invention, what is 35
_' claimed is;
and cross sticks mounted across the center stick,
sidesticks, and cross sticks disposed in crossed
vrelation Vto the center stick and the sideusticks,V
clamps Vremovably holding the cross sticks ¿in en 40
V4gagement >with the center stick Vand the side
sticks, each clamp consisting of a wire strand
bent Yto form U-shaped jaws disposed transversely
of reach other Vand adapted to straddle and grip
¿the crossed sticks, and a cover for said frameY
having edge portions `formed- with seams, and
strings in said seams having end portions pro
trudingirom endsof the seams and tied about
_ the sticks to removably hold the _cover to _the
sections and intermediate sections, pockets beingY
formed along adjoining edges of said Vsections
a cover for said frame having upper and lower
l. In a kite, a Yframe including a center stick,
2.A _In a kite, a frame including a center'stick,
side sticks, and cross sticks mounted in crossed
j engagement >with the center stick and the side
pei-:and lower sections, one of the intermediate
the cover, and the ,intermediate sections aboveY
and below the lastY mentioned section Vforming
wind pockets tapered from `opposite -side edges of>
the cover towardsthe center stick.
. .
6. In a kite a frame, and a coverfor said frame,
including upper and lower sections and interme- ' `
diate sections, said intermediate sections being
baggy,V certain of the intermediate sections form.
' ing a wind pocket of an even depth lthroughoutVV
. the width of the cover and disposedV between sec-` `
tions tapered from opposite side` edges oftheV
cover to form conical Vwind pockets;
‘ sticks, and a cover ,for said frame including trans
. versely extending intermediate sections and up
through which the cross sticks pass,` the .center
one of the intermediate section forming a wind
pocket of an evenY depth throughout the width of
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