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US2131156A
US2131156A US12367537A US2131156A US 2131156 A US2131156 A US 2131156A US 12367537 A US12367537 A US 12367537A US 2131156 A US2131156 A US 2131156A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47KSANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; TOILET ACCESSORIES
    • A47K3/00Baths; Douches; Appurtenances therefor
    • A47K3/28Showers or bathing douches
    • A47K3/38Curtain arrangements
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S160/00Flexible or portable closure, partition, or panel
    • Y10S160/06Bath curtains
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S160/00Flexible or portable closure, partition, or panel
    • Y10S160/13Suction cup
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/34Combined diverse multipart fasteners

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Sept. 27, 1938. .1. w. YARDLEY SHOWER CURTAIN POSITION RETAINER Filed Feb. 2. 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 A ttomgys Sept. 27, 1938.

.1. W. YARDLEY SHOWER CURTAIN POSITION RETAiNEH 2 Sheets-Sheet 2' Filed Feb. 2, 193'? 1 Inventor ai'ddy v- By Aiiomgys Patented Sept. 27, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,131,156 snowua oua'mnv-rosnron RETAINER James W. Yardley, Chicago, Ill.

Application February 2, 1937, Serial No. 123,675

1 Claim. (01. 4-149) ably secure the bottom of the curtain to the bath receptacle to preventthe curtain from being displaced by the air currents and wrapping around the person of the bather.

Further objects of the invention are to provide.

a device of the character referred to that is strong, compact and durable that is adaptable to 9;) be used with regulation bathing receptacles, that is easy to attach and detach and that is comparatively inexpensive to manufacture and install.

With the foregoing and other objects in view the invention consists of a novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more specifically illustrated and described in the accompanying specification, wherein is disclosed the preferred embodiment of the invention but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the claim hereunto appended. T

In the drawings wherein like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the several 5 views:

Figure 1 is a vertical section through the walls of a bathroom and bathing receptacle showing an adaptation therewith of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a detailed fragmentary vertical section taken at rightangles to Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a detailed vertical section through the lower portion of one of the straps removed from the curtain. f

Figure 4 is a plan view of the lower portion of one of the straps having the button on the suction cup broken away.

Figure 5 is an enlarged outside elevation of a lower portion of the curtain showing the strap detached from the wall of the bathing receptacle.

In the drawings the invention is shown applied to a bath receptacle A which may be in the form This receptacle or bathtub as illustrated fromone side wall 6 of the bathroom above the bathtub or receptacle A is a shower bath spray which sprays the body of the bather. Above the tub is supported a shower bath curtain rod 9 the ends of which are secured to the side walls 6 as at IU. This curtain rod 9 is in vertical alignment with the outside wall ll of the bathtub or receptacle A.

A shower bath curtain is indicated at B and has a body portion in the form of a panel made oi. limp material such as light duck, silk or other limp fabrics treated to prevent abnormal shrinkage. The material of the curtain forms a screen to prevent water from the bath spray from sprinkling out of the area of the bath receptacle. Owing to the fact that the customary bathtub is five or six feet long the curtain panel B is made in two sections stitched together by the double row of stitching l2.

When the sections are secured together to form the curtain panel B the height of the panel is such as to extend from a point near the curtain rod 9 down below the top edge of the outside wall it of the bath receptacle A. Along the upper edge I3 of the panel B are secured in the hem l4 a series of grommets i5. In each grommet of the series is secured a regulation curtain hanger pin IS the crown of which embraces the curtain rod 9. In this manner the upper edge of the curtain panel B is slidable on the curtain rod 9.

The edges of the panel B at each end are provided with a hem i'i which extends from the upper hem it to the lower edge. The lower edge of the panel B is also provided with a hem I8 and this hem extends for a considerable distance below the upper edge of the outside wall but above the bottom of the receptacle or tub A. The width of the panel B is such that the hems IT at the ends of the curtain bear against the opposite ends of the receptacle or tub A and form a relatively tight joint to prevent water from splashing,

In carrying out the invention there is provided anchoring members, preferably three in number. These anchoring members are indicated at 19, and 2!. Each of the anchoring members are formed in the same way and it is believed that a description of one will teach the construction of the others. Each anchoring member consists of a relatively narrow elastic strap 22 preferably formed of rubber fabric. In the end anchoring members I9 and 2| the upper end of each strap is secured by the stitching 23 of the hems H. The anchoring member 20 has the strap 22 secured in thedguble row of stitching l2 which holds the two sections-of the panel B together. These anchoring members I9, 20 and 2| have the upper ends fastened materially above the hem l8 at the lower edge so that when ,members I9, 20 and 2| to the tub each strap 22 has an opening 24 adjacent the free end. A vacuum cup preferably formed of rubber is mounted in this opening. The vacuum cup includes a bowl portion 25 which merges with a neck 26 on the outside of the crown and integral with the neck in a square button or head 21. The button 21 is forced through the opening 24 in the strap 22 and seats about the neck 26 of the vacuum cup.

When it is desired to attach the bottom of the curtain panel B the straps 22 of the anchoring members I9, 20, and 2| are stretched slightly and the vacuum cups are pressed into gripping relation with the inside face of the outer wall H of the receptacle or tub A. The tensionon the anchoring members hold the body of the panel B under tension and prevent it from being displaced or blown out into the bathroom by the currents created when water is sprayed through the showerbath head 8. When it is desired to get out of the tub the buttons 21 on the vacuum cup members are grasped by the hands and the vacuum broken whereupon the elastic straps retract to normal position and the panel may be slid along the hanger rod tosone or the other end of the tub. In the retracted position the anchoring members are hidden behind the panel B from view, but when they are in attached relation they are extended below the hem l8 on the bottom of the panel.

Having described my invention, what is claimed as new is:

A shower bath curtain adapted to be mounted at its upper edge for sliding movement on a a horizontal support over a bath tub and with its JAMES W. YARDLEY.

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US2600152A (en) * 1950-10-31 1952-06-10 Blatt Perry Shower curtain
US2764382A (en) * 1953-06-10 1956-09-25 Gubernick Saul Shower curtain clamp
US3091779A (en) * 1961-06-16 1963-06-04 Homer C Lucas Mat
US3382507A (en) * 1965-10-08 1968-05-14 James R. Micheau Curtain position-retaining means
US3688353A (en) * 1971-09-16 1972-09-05 Richard P Laauser Clamping apparatus
FR2360287A1 (en) * 1976-04-03 1978-03-03 Lhieeney Ltd Improvements bringest to shower screens
US6341388B1 (en) * 2000-08-25 2002-01-29 Lee J. Roberts Bathtub splash guard assembly
US6484788B1 (en) 2000-03-30 2002-11-26 Town & Country Living Self-locking curtain clip
US20070006378A1 (en) * 2005-07-11 2007-01-11 Moore Sean A Wall-adaptable shower rod assembly
US20070006377A1 (en) * 2005-07-11 2007-01-11 Moore Sean A Shower rod assembly
US20080028513A1 (en) * 2006-08-03 2008-02-07 Zenith Products Corp. Adjustable Curved Shower Curtain Rod Assembly
US20110031198A1 (en) * 2009-08-05 2011-02-10 Trettin David J Adjustable curtain rod
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USD691031S1 (en) 2011-04-28 2013-10-08 Zenith Products Corporation Pair of shower curtain rods
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US8851305B2 (en) 2010-12-17 2014-10-07 Zenith Products Corporation Unidirectional tension rod mechanism
US8869999B2 (en) 2012-02-06 2014-10-28 Zenith Products Corporation Curtain rod end cap and cover
US8960456B2 (en) 2010-12-17 2015-02-24 Zenith Products Corporation Molded tension rod mechanism with single lock nut
US8978228B2 (en) 2012-11-14 2015-03-17 Zenith Products Corporation Adjustable rod assembly
US8991625B2 (en) 2012-05-02 2015-03-31 Focus Products Group International, Llc Adjustable curtain rod assembly
US9107529B2 (en) 2012-11-14 2015-08-18 Zenith Products Corporation Adjustable tension-mounted curved rod assembly
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US2600152A (en) * 1950-10-31 1952-06-10 Blatt Perry Shower curtain
US2764382A (en) * 1953-06-10 1956-09-25 Gubernick Saul Shower curtain clamp
US3091779A (en) * 1961-06-16 1963-06-04 Homer C Lucas Mat
US3382507A (en) * 1965-10-08 1968-05-14 James R. Micheau Curtain position-retaining means
US3688353A (en) * 1971-09-16 1972-09-05 Richard P Laauser Clamping apparatus
FR2360287A1 (en) * 1976-04-03 1978-03-03 Lhieeney Ltd Improvements bringest to shower screens
US4122559A (en) * 1976-04-03 1978-10-31 Kelly David B Shower screens
US6484788B1 (en) 2000-03-30 2002-11-26 Town & Country Living Self-locking curtain clip
US6341388B1 (en) * 2000-08-25 2002-01-29 Lee J. Roberts Bathtub splash guard assembly
US20070006378A1 (en) * 2005-07-11 2007-01-11 Moore Sean A Wall-adaptable shower rod assembly
US20070006377A1 (en) * 2005-07-11 2007-01-11 Moore Sean A Shower rod assembly
US20080028513A1 (en) * 2006-08-03 2008-02-07 Zenith Products Corp. Adjustable Curved Shower Curtain Rod Assembly
US8069507B2 (en) 2006-08-03 2011-12-06 Zenith Products Corporation Adjustable curved shower curtain rod assembly
US8185981B2 (en) 2006-08-03 2012-05-29 Zenith Products Corporation Adjustable curved shower rod assembly
US20110031198A1 (en) * 2009-08-05 2011-02-10 Trettin David J Adjustable curtain rod
US8215501B2 (en) 2009-08-05 2012-07-10 Focus Products Group, Llc Adjustable curtain rod
US8505749B2 (en) 2009-08-05 2013-08-13 Focus Products Group International, Llc Adjustable curtain rod
USD691029S1 (en) 2010-12-16 2013-10-08 Zenith Products Corporation Shower rod with end caps
USD696573S1 (en) 2010-12-16 2013-12-31 Zenith Products Corporation Curtain rod end caps
US8960456B2 (en) 2010-12-17 2015-02-24 Zenith Products Corporation Molded tension rod mechanism with single lock nut
US8827587B2 (en) 2010-12-17 2014-09-09 Zenith Products Corporation Tension rod mechanism with opposing threads
US8851305B2 (en) 2010-12-17 2014-10-07 Zenith Products Corporation Unidirectional tension rod mechanism
USD691031S1 (en) 2011-04-28 2013-10-08 Zenith Products Corporation Pair of shower curtain rods
USD691030S1 (en) 2011-08-05 2013-10-08 Zenith Products Corporation Curtain rod with end caps
USD693209S1 (en) 2011-08-05 2013-11-12 Zenith Products Corporation Pair of shower rod end caps
US8869999B2 (en) 2012-02-06 2014-10-28 Zenith Products Corporation Curtain rod end cap and cover
US8991625B2 (en) 2012-05-02 2015-03-31 Focus Products Group International, Llc Adjustable curtain rod assembly
US8978228B2 (en) 2012-11-14 2015-03-17 Zenith Products Corporation Adjustable rod assembly
US9107529B2 (en) 2012-11-14 2015-08-18 Zenith Products Corporation Adjustable tension-mounted curved rod assembly
US9131795B2 (en) 2012-11-14 2015-09-15 Zenith Products Corporation Adjustable tension-mounted curved rod assembly
US9271592B2 (en) 2012-11-14 2016-03-01 Zenith Products Corporation Adjustable tension-mounted curved rod assembly
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