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June 19, 1962
v. s. lACOVONl
Filed Oct. '7', 1959
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Patented June 19, 1962
FIG. 3 is a View in section taken as indicated by the
lines and arrows 3—3 which appear in FIG. 2 with an
Victor S. Iacovoni, 310 S. New Ardmore Ava,
Broomall, Pa.
arrow‘ representing a ray of sunlight entering the window;
FIG. 4 is a partial view in section similar to FIG. 3
but showing the window open and with the arrow repre
Filed Oct. 7, 1959, Ser. No. 844,901
4 Claims. (Cl. 20—63)
senting a ray of sunlight which is prevented from pass
ing through the window sash;
FIG. 5 is a partial view in perspective of one of the
end supports which forms an element of this invention;
FIG. 6 is a partial view in front elevation of a longer
for an awning-window sash. Awning Windows are pro- 10
window which is provided with an intermediate support
vided with a sash which does not open and close by
which forms an element of this invention; and
sliding up and down in the vertical plane of the window
FIG. 7 is a view in section taken as indicated by the
frame. Instead, the bottom of the sash of the awning
lines and arrows 7-7 which appear in FIG. 6.
type window swings outwardly to open the window and
Although speci?c terms are used in the following de
positions the sash at an angle away from the plane of the 15
scription for clarity, these terms are intended to refer only
window frame. To close the window, the bottom of the
to the structure shown in the drawings and are not in~
sash is swung inwardly so that the sash assumes a posi
tended to define or limit the scope of the invention.
tion which is parallel to the plane of the window frame.
Turning now to the speci?c embodiments of the inven
It has long been desired to provide means whereby,
when the awning-window sash is open to admit cool air, 20 tion selected for illustration in the drawings, there is
shown an awning window which includes a window frame
the window frame is provided with shade so that sunlight
11, window sashes 12, a screen 13 positioned in frame
does not enter the window and tend to defeat the purpose
This invention relates to improvements in an awning
window, and more particularly concerns an attachment
of opening the window which is to cool the room.
11, and operating mechanism for opening and closing
the window by swinging the bottom of sashes 12 out
On the other hand, it is desirable to provide means
whereby sunlight is admitted to the room when the awn 25 wardly, which operating mechanism includes operating
arms 14, and a crank handle 15 which is mounted inside
ing-WindOW sash is closed during cold weather. In this
the building interiorly of screen 13.
latter situation, the admission of sunlight tends to aid
Window frame 11 includes head 16 and sill 17 which
and support the object of closing the window which is to
are vertically spaced apart, and jambs 18, 19 which
keep the room warm by keeping out the cold air from
are horizontally spaced apart and which connect head 16
to sill 17. Screen 13 may be replaced in the winter time
The structure of the awning-type window has prevent
by a storm sash. Each window sash 12 includes an upper
ed an easy solution to the problem. Such windows are
rail 22 and a bottom rail 23 which are horizontally posi~
provided with screens which are positioned interiorly of
tioned and vertically spaced apart. Connecting rails 22,
the window sashes, and these prevent the home owner
from grasping the window sash to position it as be de 35 213 are vertical members 27, 28 which are horizontally
spaced apart. A window pane 26 is ?xedly mounted in
sires. Instead, there is provided an operating mechanism
sash 12.
for opening and closing the window sash which is oper
Mounted on each sash "12 is an attachment for pro
ated by a crank handle mounted inside the building in
viding shade automatically when the window is open, and
teriorly of the screen. In the winter time, the screen may
for removing the shade automatically when the window
be replaced by a storm sash.
is closed so as to admit sunlight into the building in which
Accordingly, it is an object of this invention to pro
the window frame 11 is mounted.
vide an awning window, and an attachment for an awn
This attachment includes a pair of end supports 27, 28,
ing-window sash, which overcomes the hereinbefore men
a plurality of slats 31 mounted between end supports 27,
tioned difficulties and problems.
It is another object of this invention to provide an 45 28 in substantially parallel arrangement and positioned
at an angle away from the longitudinal axes of end sup
awning window which automatically shades the window
ports 27, 28, mounting tabs 32, 33 which extend from the
frame and prevents sunlight from entering the building
ends of end support 27, and mounting tabs 34, 35 which
when the awning-window sash is in its open window
extend from the ends of end support 28 for mounting the
attachment on awning-window sash 12 by means of the
It is another object of this invention to provide an
awning window which automatically positions the shade
screws 36 which are preferably of the thumb screw type.
End support 28 is provided with a front wall 37, an
providing mechanism so that sunlight may be admitted
outer side wall 38, an inner side wall 41, a top wall 42,
to the interior of the room through the window when
and a bottom wall 43.
the window is closed.
A plurality of slots 44 are formed in side wall 41 and
It is another object of this invention to provide an 55
are arranged in parallel fashion with inner end 45 of the
awning window which automatically provides shade when
slot being lower than upper end 46. Inner end 45 is
desired and yet does not interfere with the structure and
positioned away from the interior edge 47 of inner side
other functions of the awning window.
wall 41in order to allow rain to pass freely over the
It is another object of this invention to provide an
awning window which is of simple and inexpensive con~ 60 surface of the window pane 26. The slats 31 are pref
erably made of metal and are positioned in slots 44 and
struction, which is easily adapted to existing awning
are there tack welded to end support 28 which is also pref—
windows, and which may be easily assembled and installed
erably made of a metal such as aluminum.
by the home owner in a do-it-yourself fashion.
Other objects and advantages of this invention will
For a window sash which is wider than standard, there
further become apparent hereinafter and in the draw 65 is provided an intermediate support 48 which is positioned
ings, in which:
and attached to the window sash intermediate of the end
FIG. 1 is a view in perspective of the complete assem
supports 27, 28. As shown in FIGS. 6 and 7, inter
bly of an awning window constructed in accordance with
mediate support 48 includes an elongated body member
this invention;
51 having a front portion 52 of smaller width than the
FIG. 2 is a view in front elevation of one or" the awn 70 depth of its side portion 53. Body member 51 is adapted
ing-window sashes shown in FIG. 1;
to be mounted with its side portion normal to the plane
of the rWindow sash 12, and is provided with mounting
a pair of side walls, a top wall and a bottom wall, a
mounting tab extending from the top and bottom of each
end support and adapted to be fastened to a window
sash, one of said side walls having a series of slots formed
therein at an angle from said front wall, and a plurality
of slats mounted between said pair of end supports in
tabs 54, 55 for that purpose.
Body member 51 is fas
tened to sash 12 by means of the screws 56 which are
preferably of the thumb screw type.
Slots 57 ‘are formed in body member 51 and they ex
tend downwardly from front portion 52 for receiving
the intermediate portion of slats 31.
substantially parallel arrangement with the ends of the
In operation, to open the sash 12 and shade the window
frame 11, the bottom rail 23‘ of sash 12 is swung out
wardly ‘and sash 12 assumes the position shown. in PEG.
4. Lin this position, air is admitted to the building but
the slats 31 prevent the sun’s rays, as represented by an
slats being located within the slots in the end supports
and positioned at an ‘angle from the plane of the sash.
2. The attachment de?ned in claim 1, wherein said
slots are positioned at an acute angle with the plane of the
sash and slanted upwardly away from said sash.
arrow 58, from entering the window.
3. The attachment de?ned in claim 1, wherein said
When it is desired to prevent the cool outside air from
slats ‘are spaced away from the plane of said tabs so as to
entering the building and to admit the Warming rays 15 be spaced away from the pane of said sash when mounted
of the sun, the window is closed by moving the bottom
rail 23 of sash v12 inwardly until sash 12 assumes the
closed position as illustrated in FIG. 3. In this position,
thereon whereby to provide a free path for rain Water be
tween said pane and said slats.
4. The attachment de?ned in claim 1, wherein an inter
mediate support is provided for said slats, said inter
ing, ‘and the rays of the sun, as represented by an arrow 20 mediate support having an elongated body member having
61 are admitted through the spaces between slats 31.
a front portion of smaller width than the depth of its
In practice, it has been found that satisfactory results
side portion and adapted to be mounted With the side
have been obtained when the slats 31 are 2 inches wide
portion normal to the sash, mounting tabs extending from
and the angle 62 between slots 44 and a vertical line is
the top and bottom of the intermediate support and
adapted to be fastened to said window sash, said slats
It is to be understood that the forms of the invention
having slots formed therein extending downwardly from
herewith shown and described are to be taken as pre
said front portion for receiving the intermediate portion
the cool outside air is prevented 'from entering the build
ferred embodiments. Various changes may be made in
of said slats.
the shape, size and arrangement of parts. For example,
equivalent elements may be substituted for those illus 30
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
trated and described herein, parts may be reversed, and
certain features of the invention may be utilized inde
Clark ______________ __ Nov. 24,
pendently of the use of other features, all without depart~
ing from the spirit or scope of the invention as de?ned in
the subjoined claims.
The claimed invention:
1. An attachment for mounting on an awning-window
sash comprising a pair of end supports having a front wall,
Armstrong ___________ __ Apr. 5, 1921
Indahl _______________ __ Dec. 26, 1933
Indahl ______________ __ Sept. 24, 1935
Kalb ________________ __ Dec. 14, 1937
Smith _______________ __ Sept. 16, 1958
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