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US2326454A
US2326454A US44093942A US2326454A US 2326454 A US2326454 A US 2326454A US 44093942 A US44093942 A US 44093942A US 2326454 A US2326454 A US 2326454A
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    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
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    • E06B9/00Screening or protective devices for wall or similar openings, with or without operating or securing mechanisms; Closures of similar construction
    • E06B9/24Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine; Similar screens for privacy or appearance; Slat blinds
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1943- s. s. GENTILE I v 2,326,454

VENETIAN BLIND Filed April 29, 1942 Ike. ,4.

INVENTOR. Sc/Pm S. GENT/L a.

ATTORNEYS- tively expensive.

Patented Aug. 10, 1943 UNITED. sures T- m oFrie -r; V I 7 2,326,454 Q 7 f I E A LI J;..

Scipio s. Gentileg' North fiollfege mu, emo- Application April 29, 1942, Seria1 No.;440,939

' 10 Clams (Cl; 160E236): f1." 1

My invention relates to a new and improved slat Venetian blind slats are usually made of wood? or some other relatively heavy materiaL-which requires painting and'finishing. andwhi'ch is relaother inexpensive material, but; due to the inherent nature of thematerial, there isa d'ecided tendency for them to sag or-otherwise'become dis:

torted, unless heavilyreinfor'ced, which, of course,

On the other hand, Venetian blind slats have been made of paper or fiber Befierririg'to medrmmei; I Briefly, I provide a lower portion or faoez ofg the. i of: pape'ror pthcr'irelatively :thimma Supertmpcmed this porti on;;I,p G an upper-face or portion iandioldt e ing edges-3' of the tsovertheedges the portion $2,, and ioldingglgshorten thebross section of the portion l to a less width thangthe portion 2-,,SO'Ea.tGIbOW.MIBiTGFalich flle portion- 2, as cleairlyappament the draswing,,Figures I: j

and 2.,

7 members together; Thuemembers may'be'isccured and arranged that itwill maintai-nits shape and appearance.

These and other objects of my invention, which apparent to one skilled in the art upon readin these specifications, I accomplish by that cer- .tain construction and arrangement of-parts of which I shall now describe an exemplary embodiment. Reference is now made to the drawing which forms a part thereof and in which:

Figure l'is a perspective view of a portion or section of my novel slat. l

' Figure 2 is an enlarged cross section of the edge portion of my slat, taken on the section line 2-2 of Figure 1. V

Figure 3 is a cross section of amodified'form of my novel slat.

Figure 4 Ba cross section of another modification of my novel slat, wherein the upper portion is of heavier material than the lower portion. Figure 5 is a modification of my novel slat,

twill be set forth hereinafter, or whichwill be wherein the edges are folded overto increase I rigidity of the slat.

Briefly in the practice of my invention I provide a Venetian blind slat formed of paper ,or

other relatively thin but stiff material and having an upper anda lower face. The Width or transverse section of the upper portion of my slat is greater than that of the lower portion, so

slat.

by crimping, riveting, gluing, or by any securing means well known in the art.

The resultingstructure, as is apparentin'Fige j ures: 1 and 2, consists of a. Venetian blind slat, wherein the cross section consists of a bowed or arched upper surface and a fiat'lowerisurface. I I

The lower surface I is kept under a stretching tension by the archi-ng of the upper portion 2.

The beading 4 on'the edge also assists inmaintaining the In Figure 3, I have shown a modification wherein the upper portion '2, besides being arched, has folders 6 formed therein. In'this modification the edges 3 of the lower portion 1 are directly folded over the edges of the upper portion 2; By this construction the formed paper slat is given a thickness which'makes it appear as if formed of 7 wood or other heavy material; It is to be noted that in this modification the lower portion l is constantly maintained under stretching tension by the arched upper member-Z.

The modification shown in Figure 4 is quite similar to that shown and described in-Figures 1 and 2, excepting that the upper portion 2 is of heavier material thanthe lower portion l', and thus the lower portion l is maintainedunder a greater stretching tensionthanwould otherwise It is also to be noted that in this modification, no-beading isprovided onthe edges, since the relatively heavy upper portion Zis sufiibe the case.

" ciently stifi to maintain a straight edge,

The modification illustrated in Figure 5. is

again similar to that in Figures 1 and 2, excepting that in this instance the upper and lower portions are of the same thickness and the edge of the upper portion is folded back upon'itself other alignment and configuration ofthe edge;

It is to be understood that my novel Venetian blind slat is combined together in the usual manner of forming Venetian blinds. The appearance of the finished blind is extremely pleasing to the eye and quite sturdy. .In some cases the material forming the slats may be slightly transluscent and thus present pleasing and varying effects due to the transmission of light therevthrough. f.

It is to be undersea that difierent iorms of my preferred form may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention. Having thus described y invention, what -I claim as new and desire to secureby Letters Patent is: i r

A slat for a Venetian blind'comprising a pair of members assembled together, one of said members of greater width than the other member forming a hollow arched .-s1at having .at-flat bottom or base.

2. A' slat for aVenetian'blind comprising a pair of membersassembled together, one of said members of greater'width thanthe other member forming'a'hollow arched s1at,.and a beadsalong the sidemargins of said slat having atflat bottom or'baseL r r 3.A slat for a Venetian blind comprising a flat base member, an arched upper member, and

' mean for securing said members together 4. A slat fora'Venetian blind comprising a flat base member, an arched -upperrne'mber, the marg ns of said base member folded over the margins of said upper member, and means for securing said members together.-

over and secured, thus forming a strengthened the margins of said base member folded over the margins of said arched member, means for se- -curingsaid members together, and said members spaced apart throughout the greater portion of their area. v

i 8. 'A Venetian blind slat comprising a flat base member, an arched upper member, the margins of said upper member being folded and the margins of said'base member bein iolded overthe margins .of'saidl pper member, and means. for securing said members together. 1

9. A Venetian blind slat comprising a flat base member, an. archedupper' member, and. means for securing said members :together, said arched upper member being-of thicker materialthan said base member.

-10. A Venetian blind slat comprising a fiat baselmembenan upper member having ,upstanding walls and 'anjarched'top, and means forsecuring said members together.

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US4049038A (en) * 1976-04-23 1977-09-20 Louverdrape, Inc. Louvered covering system
US4913216A (en) * 1988-08-31 1990-04-03 Les Profiles D'extrusion Plastival Inc. Slat for a louvre
US5572831A (en) * 1995-03-07 1996-11-12 Let's Rollit Llc Louver assembly with cover and cap
WO1996035881A2 (en) * 1995-05-10 1996-11-14 Hunter Douglas International, N.V. Improved vane for an architectural covering and method of making same
WO1997006334A1 (en) * 1995-08-08 1997-02-20 Tass Zorbas A fabric blind slat
US5749404A (en) * 1995-05-10 1998-05-12 Hunter Douglas Inc. Fabric for an architectural covering and method and apparatus of manufacturing same
EP1146198A2 (en) * 2000-04-13 2001-10-17 Comfortex Corporation Vane and architectural covering for windows
US6354353B1 (en) 2000-06-14 2002-03-12 Newell Window Furnishings, Inc. Door and window coverings employing longitudinally rigid vanes
US6497266B1 (en) 2000-06-14 2002-12-24 Newell Window Furnishings Window covering slat
US6598650B1 (en) * 2000-06-14 2003-07-29 Newell Window Furnishings, Inc. Hollow, rigid vanes for door and window coverings
US6662851B2 (en) 2000-12-22 2003-12-16 Hunter Douglas Inc. Ladder operated covering with fixed vanes for architectural openings
US6901988B2 (en) 2001-07-16 2005-06-07 Hunter Douglas Inc. Shutter-like covering and hardware for architectural opening
US20060027340A1 (en) * 2000-07-18 2006-02-09 Hunter Douglas Inc. Tubular slat for coverings for architectural openings
US20060196618A1 (en) * 2005-03-01 2006-09-07 Ching Feng Home Fashions Co., Ltd. Blind slat structure
US20070187051A1 (en) * 2006-02-10 2007-08-16 C.M.C. Curtain Fabric Co., Ltd. Method for forming a slat piece for venetian blind and the slat piece thus formed
US20070277940A1 (en) * 2006-01-03 2007-12-06 Chin-Fu Chen Blind Slat Having Sealed Openings and Mimic Wooden Traces
US20080128099A1 (en) * 2006-12-05 2008-06-05 Amrani Aviv Ltd. Fabric for use as a lining material
US20090183843A1 (en) * 2008-01-22 2009-07-23 Tser-Wen Chou Venetian blind having curved-sectioned slats with two horizontal wing portions
US20110056630A1 (en) * 2009-09-09 2011-03-10 Hunter Douglas Inc. Segmented vertical vane covering for architectural openings
US20120227917A1 (en) * 2011-03-07 2012-09-13 Ching Feng Home Fashions Co., Ltd. Hollow slat
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US4913216A (en) * 1988-08-31 1990-04-03 Les Profiles D'extrusion Plastival Inc. Slat for a louvre
US5572831A (en) * 1995-03-07 1996-11-12 Let's Rollit Llc Louver assembly with cover and cap
US6446694B1 (en) 1995-05-10 2002-09-10 Hunter Douglas Inc. Vane for an architectural covering and method of making same
WO1996035881A3 (en) * 1995-05-10 1997-01-30 Hunter Douglas Improved vane for an architectural covering and method of making same
US6631750B2 (en) 1995-05-10 2003-10-14 Hunter Douglas Inc. Vane for an architectural covering and method of making same
US5749404A (en) * 1995-05-10 1998-05-12 Hunter Douglas Inc. Fabric for an architectural covering and method and apparatus of manufacturing same
US5797442A (en) * 1995-05-10 1998-08-25 Hunter Douglas Inc. Vane for an architectural covering and method of making same
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US6170548B1 (en) 1995-05-10 2001-01-09 Hunter Douglas, Inc. Apparatus for forming a fabric and components thereof for a covering for architectural openings and method of treating ends thereof
US6170552B1 (en) 1995-05-10 2001-01-09 Hunter Douglas, Inc. Vane for an architectural covering
US6478905B2 (en) 1995-05-10 2002-11-12 Hunter Douglas Inc. Apparatus for forming a fabric and components thereof for a covering for architectural openings and method of treating ends thereof
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US5829506A (en) * 1995-08-08 1998-11-03 Zorbas; Tass Fabric blind slat
EP1146198A2 (en) * 2000-04-13 2001-10-17 Comfortex Corporation Vane and architectural covering for windows
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US6688373B2 (en) 2000-04-13 2004-02-10 Comfortex Corporation Architectural covering for windows
US6497266B1 (en) 2000-06-14 2002-12-24 Newell Window Furnishings Window covering slat
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US8277591B2 (en) 2000-07-18 2012-10-02 Hunter Douglas Inc. Tubular slat for coverings for architectural openings
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US7100666B2 (en) 2000-07-18 2006-09-05 Hunter Douglas Inc. Tubular slat for covering for architectural openings
US6662851B2 (en) 2000-12-22 2003-12-16 Hunter Douglas Inc. Ladder operated covering with fixed vanes for architectural openings
US6901988B2 (en) 2001-07-16 2005-06-07 Hunter Douglas Inc. Shutter-like covering and hardware for architectural opening
US20060196618A1 (en) * 2005-03-01 2006-09-07 Ching Feng Home Fashions Co., Ltd. Blind slat structure
US20070277940A1 (en) * 2006-01-03 2007-12-06 Chin-Fu Chen Blind Slat Having Sealed Openings and Mimic Wooden Traces
US20070187051A1 (en) * 2006-02-10 2007-08-16 C.M.C. Curtain Fabric Co., Ltd. Method for forming a slat piece for venetian blind and the slat piece thus formed
US20080128099A1 (en) * 2006-12-05 2008-06-05 Amrani Aviv Ltd. Fabric for use as a lining material
US20090183843A1 (en) * 2008-01-22 2009-07-23 Tser-Wen Chou Venetian blind having curved-sectioned slats with two horizontal wing portions
US20110056630A1 (en) * 2009-09-09 2011-03-10 Hunter Douglas Inc. Segmented vertical vane covering for architectural openings
US20120227917A1 (en) * 2011-03-07 2012-09-13 Ching Feng Home Fashions Co., Ltd. Hollow slat
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