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US2470337A
US2470337A US72306347A US2470337A US 2470337 A US2470337 A US 2470337A US 72306347 A US72306347 A US 72306347A US 2470337 A US2470337 A US 2470337A
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
    • E04H15/00Tents or canopies, in general
    • E04H15/32Parts, components, construction details, accessories, interior equipment, specially adapted for tents, e.g. guy-line equipment, skirts, thresholds
    • E04H15/34Supporting means, e.g. frames
    • E04H15/44Supporting means, e.g. frames collapsible, e.g. breakdown type having connecting nodes
    • E04H15/48Supporting means, e.g. frames collapsible, e.g. breakdown type having connecting nodes foldable, i.e. having pivoted or hinged means
    • E04H15/50Supporting means, e.g. frames collapsible, e.g. breakdown type having connecting nodes foldable, i.e. having pivoted or hinged means lazy-tongs type
    • E04H15/505Supporting means, e.g. frames collapsible, e.g. breakdown type having connecting nodes foldable, i.e. having pivoted or hinged means lazy-tongs type characterised by connecting arches with lazy-tongues
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F10/00Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins
    • E04F10/02Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins
    • 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
    • Y10S135/00Tent, canopy, umbrella, or cane
    • Y10S135/912Wheeled framework

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- May 17, 1949.

R. 1.. CAMPBELL EXTENS IBLE CANOPY I I Filed Jan. 20, 1947 o '6 H Ill-Hm l E Z I 3nventor @ichardLLaqzpbeZZ.

Patented May 17, 1949 EXTENSI'BLE CANOPY melanin. 'oainpben, aitefi'iil, ivfo. nii licatriin' restart 20, 1947', serial N6. 723,063

4 Claims.

'This invention renter to canopies designed primarily for use at air ports for the protection; ini hcleihent weather, of persons arriving or departing by plane.

The object is to produce a structure of the type indicated which is adjustable in length to accommodate variable distances between the door of an air terminal or hanger and thepiane.

Another object is to provide a structure", comprising a longitudinally extensible member having- 'a stepped platform at one end and a shelter member at the other end; the shelter element being ofcap'acity to 'c'ompletely'house the extensible member and the steppd platform member, when the former is fully retracted. I

A further object is to provide the extensible member with a flexible waterproof c'ov'er having at the end adjacent the stepped platform; an ex tension covering the platform member and adjustable for use toapprbximate parallelism'with the rise of the platform steps to provide headroom ear passengers on thest'eps and platform.

A still further object is to provide a canopy structure characterized as tartan, and provided with roller or equivalent supports to facilitate bodily shifting from one pqint of service to another at the air terminal or station.

More specifically, my object is to produce an extensible and retractible elem'ent composed of a series of arch frames andlaz-y tongs connecting corresponding inner sides; or legs of thearch frames, and a flexible cover draped over the tops and outer sides of said frames to afford full protection to persons passing to or from a plane, the flexible cover being secured firmly to the arches to resist detachment or ballooning in windy weather, but free between the arches and folclable therebetween when the structure is retracted by collapsing of the lazy tongs to effect approaching movement of the arch frames.

With the objects named in view and others as will hereinafter appear, the invention consists in certain novel and useful features of construction and organization of parts as hereinafter described and claimed; and in order that it may be fully understood, reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of a canopy structure embodying the invention, as extended or elongated for use, one end of the structure appearing in vertical section to expose certain parts otherwise hidden.

Figure 2 is an enlarged View taken of the end of the canopy structure, for juxtaposed relation to a door of an air terminal or hanger.

Figure 8 is a fragmentary viewpartly in side elevation and partly in central longitudinaLeI-e vation', showing the extensible member partly extended and in cooperative relation with a land-j. ing, stepplatfjorm member; and afabric cover collapsed and loweredoverthe step platform sufficiently for entranceof the platform W thin extensible portion in the shelter, as shown in gu a d, .t. l.

Figure l is an enlarged fragmentary horizontal t n on the i .IV o Fi ure. .9 the 5 tachable connection; between the,. e i ipansible-,re tractible member and shelter member of the ca y a o co r hereqt, dfih w a a hook for anchoring the shelter member to a n e o t l er H Referring now to the drawing in detail, re, corresponding parts are identified, by si ilar reference characters, in all of the views, I; indiat a erie of, r hfr es,c ns t n Pia ably of still? metaltubes, and the legs of r mesare equi ed w th a uesmer entrs 2.0 the ik T e meannes o th lee ints f t a ent ar h immer e e req 'eeee ed 19y la t e e m? imi arerqpqlft q s t ..ma ,.n, i il ea 'e I In paral l. ro swise. re rd es .e w t i en e eo apseqer expanse nd n lse la se r. ei'pene eithel i im posing the arch frames to provide a jstruct minimum or maximum length rspectiv Such retraction or expansion of the structure may be effected by an endwise pressure or pull thereon, and requires but small force because of the caster supports or rollers.

At one end of the series of arch frames, a step platform 4 of light but strong character mounted on wheels or casters 5, is provided to facilitate ingress and egress to or from an airplane (not shown) disposed for the convenience of the passengers, and said step-platform is equipped adjacent the lower step, with a stationary arch frame 6 rising to the height of arch frames I, and connected by a break-joint or foldable connection I at each side, to the adjacent arch frame I, or lazy. tong elements, like elements 3, may be employed for such connection. At the rear of the landing 4 of said platform, a similar but telescopic arch frame 8 is mounted, being vertically adjustable to provide headroom for passengers upon the landing platform, or for depression when the structure is to be stored, to the level of the arch frame 6, set screw 9' or the like, being provided to secure the telescopic arch in elevated or depressed position.

At the opposite end of the series of arch frames from the step platform, is a shelter member or element In of tunnel form. To detachably secure the extensible frame within the tunnel member It], said member If! is equipped with inwardly projecting horizontal eye bolts Illa through which the ends of bolts II attached to the endmost arch frame I are extended and secured by nuts Ha, see Figures 2 and 4. The shelter member is of capacity, by preference, to contain the entire series of arch frames when fully collapsed, and the platform member, provided the telescopic arch frame 8 is in lowered position. The shelter member is mounted on casters l2 and adapted by hook equipment [3 or other conventional detachable connections, for anchorage to the terminal building or hanger (not shown), to provide the resistance required when the structure is to be extended to span the space between the shelter and a plane. The attachment also holds the shelter member stationary for retractive action, or it may be held by manual force if disconnected from a hanger or the like. The shelter member may be attached to the arch frame within it, and the latter directly connected detachably to the terminal or hanger, if desired, as an alternative arrangement.

To complete the expansible structure, it is provided with a canvas or equivalent, and preferably waterproof cover I 4, of length to cover all of the arch frames when the structure is expanded to full length. It is secured to all of the arch frames by eye-bolts and nuts I5 as indicated at a few points, or by cords (not shown) and collapses between the arch frames when the structure is of reduced length or when fully collapsed for storage or other purposes. A single awning structure of the type explained may be utilized to service a number of planes, as it can be rolled for bodily shifting when collapsed or expanded, to the position desired.

From the foregoing description and drawing, it will be apparent that I have produced a canopy possessing the features of advantage set forth as desirable in the statement of the objects of the invention, and while I have described and illustrated the preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that I reserve the right to all changes falling within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A canopy comprising an extensible and retractible member, and platform and shelter members connected at opposite ends of the firstnamed member, the latter when fully retracted and the platform member being enclosed by the shelter member, the extensible and retractible member having an attached flexible waterproof cover extensible and retractible with it, and an extension covering the platform member, the platform member having an arch adjustable Vertically to provide the cover member with headroom over the platform or to sustain the cover over the platform at a height to enter the shelter member.

2. An airport canopy comprising an extensible member, a shelter member and a step platform member connected together in alinement, the extensible member being composed of a series of parallel upright arches, lazy tongs connecting the arches, and a flexible waterproof fabric draped over the top and sides of the arches and connected for extension with or collapse by corresponding adjustment of the arches, the extensible member having a cover extension overlying the platform member.

3. An airport canopy comprising an extensible member, a shelter member and a step platform member connected together in alinement, the extensible member being composed of a series of parallel upright arches, lazy tongs connecting the arches, and a flexible Waterproof fabric draped over the top and sides of the arches and connected for extension with or collapse by corresponding adjustment of the arches, the extensible member having a cover extension overlying the platform member, the platform member having an arch for vertically adjusting the cover extension relative to a height exceeding or less than that of the shelter member.

4. An airport canopy characterized as in claim 3, and provided with caster roller supports.

RICHARD L. CAlWPBELL.

REFERENCE S CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 659,114 Voorhies Oct. 2, 1900 1,834,796 Mourceau Dec. 1, 1931

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