US2635306A - Weathering operator for jalousie windows - Google Patents

Weathering operator for jalousie windows Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US2635306A
US2635306A US332011A US33201152A US2635306A US 2635306 A US2635306 A US 2635306A US 332011 A US332011 A US 332011A US 33201152 A US33201152 A US 33201152A US 2635306 A US2635306 A US 2635306A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
weathering
bars
louvers
brackets
window
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
US332011A
Inventor
Robert H Zankl
Original Assignee
Robert H Zankl
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Priority to US28326852A priority Critical
Application filed by Robert H Zankl filed Critical Robert H Zankl
Priority to US332011A priority patent/US2635306A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US2635306A publication Critical patent/US2635306A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical Current

Links

Images

Classifications

    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
    • E06BFIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
    • E06B7/00Special arrangements or measures in connection with doors or windows
    • E06B7/02Special arrangements or measures in connection with doors or windows for providing ventilation, e.g. through double windows; Arrangement of ventilation roses
    • E06B7/08Louvre doors, windows or grilles
    • E06B7/084Louvre doors, windows or grilles with rotatable lamellae

Description

April 21, 1953 R. H. ZANKL. 2,635,305
WEATHERING OPERATOR FOR JALOUSIE WINDOWS Original Filed April 21. 1952 2 SHEETS-SHEET l INVENTOR. ROBERT H. ZANKL,
I 3 is 3 \l .4 T TORNE Y.
April 21, 1953 R. H. ZANKL 2,635,305
WEATHERING OPERATOR FOR JALOUSIE WINDOWS Original Filed April 21, 1952 2 SHEETSSHEET 2 INVENTOR. ROBERT H. ZANKL,
A 7- TOR/V6 Y.
Patented Apr. 21, 1953 WEATHERING OPERATOR FOR JALOUSIE WINDOWS Robert H. Zankl, North Miami, Fla. Original application April 21, 1952, Serial No.
Divided and this application December 24, 1952, Serial No. 332,011
6 Claims.
This invention relates to improvements in window structures and has particular reference to Windows of the type having a plurality of horizontally swung panels to be shifted in unison in a vertical plane.
This application is a division of Serial No. 283,268, filed April 21, 1952, now abandoned.
A very important object of the invention resides in a novel manner of supporting the several panels or louvers with their horizontal edges in overlapping relation in weathering engagement and with the several panels being angularly disposed in an identical manner with respect to the side jambs of a supporting frame structure.
The conventional jalousie type of windows wherein the several panels or louvers are pivotally supported within an open frame, have the very objectionable fault, that due to their pivotal support within the frame, adequate clearance must be provided to permit of relative free swinging movement and it has been found, that this clearance permits the entry of water and air to the extent, that frequently the drains formed in the sill section are inadequate to prevent the water flowing into the building. This is particularly noticeable with rains in the presence of high winds. Relatively little difliculty is experienced with leakage by the overlapping edges of the glass louvers commonly employed but, when glass or other transparent louvers are employed, a single operator, usually at one side of the frame, is employed to swing the louvers and the torque to the opposite side mounting is through the glass louvers, it follows that the mountings for the louvers must be relatively free against binding and results in a considerable space between the frame and the louver mountings.
The prime purpose of the present invention resides in a novel frame and novel end brackets for the swinging support of the glass louvers, coupled with a novel operating bar commonly connected with the several end brackets whereby the several louvers will swing in unison and, when in fully closed position, to seal the openings between the frame and the end brackets throughout the height of the window opening, regardless of the degree of clearance between the end brackets and the side jambs.
The invention contemplates novel end brackets shaped to provide a weathering parallel surface with a weathering parallel surface of the side jambs and a novel common operating bar for the several louvers that has a weathering surface that overlaps and binds upon the weathering surfaces of the jambs and end brackets simultaneously when the window is fully closed and the several louvers are in overlapping contacting engagement.
Novel details of construction and operation of the invention will be more fully set forth during the course of the following description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings wherein has been illustrated a preferred embodiment of the device and wherein like characters of reference are employed to denote like parts throughout the several figures.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a central vertical sectional view of a window constructed in accordance with the invention,
Figure 2 is an enlarged horizontal section, taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a fragmentary vertical section, taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1,
Figure 4 is a perspective view of one end bracket employed to support the ends of the louvers,
Figure 5 is a section taken on line 55 of Figure 4,
Figure 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of one common operating and sealing bar,
Figure 7 is a top plan view of the operating bar, illustrating the manner of applying a flexible sealing face and,
Figure 8 is a fragmentary side elevation of a connection, between the operating bars and a lower link extension, taken on the line 8--8 of Figure 3.
Referring specifically to the drawings and particularly to Figures 1, 2 and 3, a rigid, preferably metallic frame has been provided, formed of extruded, pressed or otherwise shaped aluminum. The frame embodies a header 5, a sill 6 and side jambs 1. The header, sill and jambs are of generally channel formation and are interfitted at their joining corners by welding or by the use of brackets, whichever is found most desirable. The sill 6 is preferably inclined downwardly and outwardly as shown in Figure 1 and is pressed inwardly along its forward edge at 8, to form a bearing seat for the lower edge of the lowermost louver, to be described. The header 5 is provided with a bearing flange 9 for its full length to serve as an abutting stop for the uppermost edge of the uppermost louver when the window is in the fully closed position. The jambs 1 are shaped to provide narrow channels In at their forward side, the channels I i! embodying parallel side walls II and a working right angular face l2. The channels In extend for the full height of the jambs 1. The channels 1 formed by the jamb open inwardly and furnish clearance for the operating mechanism of the window. Any suitable insect screen, not shown may be employed to entirely cover the inner opening of the frame in a customary manner.
The numeral I3 designates end brackets as a whole, for the support of the opposite ends of preferably transparent panels or louvers I4. While the louvers have been shown as being formed of glass, it will be apparent that other forms of louvers may be employed, such as metal or wood. The end brackets are preferably formed of extruded or otherwise shaped aluminum and are identical, except that they are formed in both right and left. The brackets are of generally tapered channel form and comprise a base wall I5, a right angular weathering wall I6 and a spaced right angular flange IT. The free longitudinal edge of the wall I6 is bent at a right angle to form a flange I8.
The weathering wall I6 is cut at I9 and the material bent at a rig-ht angle to form a crank arm 29, that is offset inwardly from the base wall I5. The upper end of the arm 29 is apertured at 2! for the reception of an operatingpin 22. The wall weathering surface upon its rear side that extends for the full length of the wall and which, innormal operation of the window in the closed position, lie substantially flush with and parallel with the inner wall II of the channel Ill. The upper end of the wall It is bent to provide a spring tongue 23,. for bearing contact against the supported louver I l and the lower terminal end of the flange I1 is bent at a right angle at 24,-
to serve as a limit stop for the lower edge of the louver. The upper terminal end of the base wall I is provided with a bendable lug 25, to be bent over the upper end of the louver after assembly. The wall I5 is apertured intermediate its length for the reception of a pivotal pinZB, having a bearing in the channel wall I2. A tongue 21 is struck from the wall I6 adjacent its lower end for snapping engagement within an opening 28 formed in a spring clip 29, employedto secure the glass louver in cushioned mounting within the bracket. The offset arm and the weathering surface is clearly shown in Figure 2. As before stated, the end brackets are identical in construction, but are obviously formed for both the right and left hand side of the frame, it being understood, that the louver is cut to a predetermined length to have its ends snugly seat within a pair of opposed brackets I3, also clearly shown in Figure 2. The brackets I3 are pivotally supported upon the working face I2 at predetermined spacing whereby the edges of the louvers as will overlap a predetermined distance when the window is in the closed position.
Since the several louvers are mounted for vertical swinging movement in the frame opening defined by the face I2, sill 8 and stop 9, it is apparent that they will necessarily be swung in unison for an accurate covering and uncovering of the window opening. The means employed to swing the several louvers in unison, comprises a pair of combined operating and weathering bars, indicated as a whole bythe numeral 30. The bars 35 are generally L-shaped in cross-section, see particularly Figures 6 and 7 and are arranged upon opposite sides of the window. The bars 30 extend for the major height of the window and are pivotally connected with each of the crank arms 20, through the medium of a pivot pin 2'2. Each bar so is provided with a I6 thus provides a straight weathering face 32, for its full length and this weathering face is preferably covered by a flexible vinyl plastic pad 33, provided with a rib that is cemented or otherwise fixedly held within a groove 34 formed in the face 32. As clearly shown in Figure 2, the weathering face and plastic pad 33 have a width that substantially overlies the weathering face of the wall [6 and the face of the channel wall lI simultaneously when the window is in the closed position, thus effectively sealing the opening between the brackets I3 and the working face I2 throughout the full height of the window opening to a point adjacent the bottom thereof. Since the bars 30 must of necessity shift inwardly and downwardly for the simultaneous operation of the louvers, it follows that the Weathering face of the bars could not be carried to the sill 3 To care for this contingency, a link 35, having a similar cross-section configuration to the bars 30, is employed. The links 35, one for each bar, are pivotally mounted at 36, upon fixed brackets 31, carried upon the sill. At their upper ends, the links are offset at 38 and are pivotally connected adjacent the lower ends of the bars30, as at 3%. The bars 30 and links 35 are overlapped at it in a manner to permit inward breaking of the joint when the bars 30 are shifted inwardly. The links 35 are provided with vinyl plastic pads, similar to the pads 33. It will thus be see, that with the window in the fully closed position, an effective seal is provided for substantially the full length of joint opening between the end brackets and the frame.
The means to shift the several panel louvers to open or closed position, comprises any conven tional geared operator, shown at GI and having an operating handle 42, controlling a vertically and arcuately swinging arm '33. Thearm 43 is pivotally connected at 44, to one end of a link so, the opposite end of the link being pivotally connected to one operating and weathering bar 36, as at 46; The operator 4! may be mounted at either side of the frame, since either bar 30' is capableof full and complete swinging of the louvers either to open or closed position and when in the fully closed position, is capable of exerting a full sealing pressure upon both bars 30.
The operation of the device is as follows:
It is customary that the several component parts be assembled, with the exception of the glass louvers and the operator 4| and the whole assembled into a preformed wall opening in the conventional manner. i
In the assembly of the window, the several end brackets I3 are pivotally supported upon the jambs 1 through the medium of the pivot pins 26. The bars 30 are then connected to the several arms 20 through the medium of the pins or studs 22 and the link 45 connected to one bar 30 through the medium of the stud or pin 46. After mounting of the frame and assembled end brackets and operating bars, the operator M is connected to the inner jamb wall and its crank 43' connected to the link 45 through the medium of the stud or pin 44. The device is now ready for the installation of the glass louvers. The bars 30 are now shifted to swing the several brackets I3 at the operating side of the Window to their maximum opening position and the group of brackets at the opposite side of the window are shifted by hand to substantailly the same position. The glass louvers may be inserted from either the inner or outer ends of the brackets, but usually are inserted from the inner ends until the lower edge of the louvers eontact the" ends 24. However, when the glass louvers are inserted from the outer ends of the brackets, they are entered to a point where the lower edge may be shifted over the ends 24, at which time the spring clips 29 are slipped into place and and interlock with the tongues 27, thus securely holding the louvers from disengaging the ends 24. As clearly shown in Figure 5, the panels are maintained flat against the inner surface of the flanges IT, by the clips 29 and the spring tongues 23. The tabs 25 are then bent over the upper corners of the panels, thus securely holding the louvers from shifting with respect to their respective end brackets. With the louvers in position, any operation of one bar 30 will impart a similar and simultaneous movement to the other bar, the torque being through the louvers.
It will now be apparent, t at when the onerator 4| is moved, inward and downward shifting movement of the bars 30 will result, the bars at all times maintaining a parallel position with the jambs 7. Movement of the bars is obviously under the influence of the link 45. As the bars 30 are shifted inwardly, the several end brackets and their supported louvers partake of a horizontal swinging movement, as indicated by dotted lines in Figures 1 and 2. Shifting of the bars 39 will likewise provide swin ing clearance for the end brackets. When the bars 39 are shifted in the opposite direction, the louvers are swung in a position to close and, when in the fully closed position, the weathering face of the bars will be in close contacting engagement and in overlapping position with respect to the inner wall H of the channel It! and the weathering surface of the weathering wall l6 of the end brackets and will successfully cover and seal any clearance opening between the end brackets and the working face of the wall 12. Movement of the bars 30 to opening position will break joint with the lower link extensions 35 on the pivot 39 and the link will shift in a vertical arc, as shown in Figure 1. Movement of the bars 30 to the closing position, will shift the links 35 to a position substantially in alignment with the bars 30 and cause its weathering face to press against the opening below the lower terminal ends of the bars 39, thus providing in effect a continuous sealing bar for substantially the full opening of the window. While the bars could be formed with flat weathering faces and would function in a relatively successful manner, it has been found, that the vinyl plastic pads impart a greater sealing effect without undue force being applied to the operator 4|.
It will be apparent from the foregoing, that a very simple and highly effective sealing medium has been provided for the jalousie type of windows. The well known operating bars for conventional jalousies has been so modified as to serve the dual function of swinging the louvers and for sealing the window against the entry of air and water between the end brackets and the lambs. The novel end brackets have been shaped to provide a weathering face that is parallel and flush with a weathering wall formed on the jambs and the weathering faces are simultaneously overlapped by the novel operating bars. The device is strong, durable, cheap to manufacture and most eificient as a sealing medium for the window.
It is to be understood, that while a preferred form of the device has been illustrated and described, changes are contemplated in the structure as shall readily fall within the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In a window structure, the combination with a rigid open frame embodying a header, :2. sill and side jambs, said jambs having weathering surfaces for substantially their full height, a plurality of overlapping panels horizontally spanning the opening of the frame and mounted to swin in a vertical plane simultaneously, end brackets for the support of the opposite ends of each panel, the brackets being pivotally supported on the jambs, the end brackets having a weathering surface for their major length that is flush with and in substantially the same vertical plane as the weathering surface of the jambs, operating bars for the simultaneous swinging movement of the several panels, means carried by the operating bars for simultaneously contacting the weathering surfaces of the brackets and the weathering surfaces of the jambs and link means for shifting the bars toward and from the weathering surfaces and for swinging the panels on their horizontal axis.
2. The structure of claim 1 wherein the brackets supported on the jambs at opposite sides of the window are provided with substantially identical weathering surfaces and a common operating bar is provided for the brackets at each side of the window, each operating bar having as the means for contacting the weathering surfaces of the brackets and the jambs a weathering surface extending substantially throughout its height.
3. The structure of claim 1 wherein a common operating bar is provided for the brackets at each side of the window and the link means is connected with one of said bars for shifting said one bar inwardly and downwardly whereby to swing the several panels in unison, the motion of said one bar being imparted to the other bar through the panels, the bars being adapted to maintain a parallel perpendicular position throughout their shifting movement.
4. The structure of claim 1 wherein the means carried by the operating bars for contacting the weathering surfaces of the brackets and the jambs include a compressible sealing member extending substantially throughout the full height and width of the bars. 5. The structure of claim 4 wherein the operating bars are grooved substantially throughout their height and the compressible sealing members are provided with ribs for seating reception in said grooves.
6. The structure of claim 4 wherein the operating bars are substantially L-shaped in crosssection and the compressible sealing member is secured to one L-shaped face and the link means is secured tothe other L-shaped face.
ROBERT H. ZANKL.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,290,463 Bishop July 21, 1942 2,329,868 Wood Sept. 21, 1943 2,457,871 Cooper Jan. 4, 1949 2,576,626 Miller Nov. 27, 1951 2,587,567 Easton Feb. 26, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 206,649 Switzerland Feb. 1, 1940 447,047 Germany July 16, 1927 623,828 Great Britain May 24, 1949
US332011A 1952-04-21 1952-12-24 Weathering operator for jalousie windows Expired - Lifetime US2635306A (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US28326852A true 1952-04-21 1952-04-21
US332011A US2635306A (en) 1952-04-21 1952-12-24 Weathering operator for jalousie windows

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US332011A US2635306A (en) 1952-04-21 1952-12-24 Weathering operator for jalousie windows

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US2635306A true US2635306A (en) 1953-04-21

Family

ID=26961955

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US332011A Expired - Lifetime US2635306A (en) 1952-04-21 1952-12-24 Weathering operator for jalousie windows

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US2635306A (en)

Cited By (11)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2708295A (en) * 1954-04-15 1955-05-17 M L & B Jalousie Company Jalousie window
US2718038A (en) * 1954-12-20 1955-09-20 John A Moore Locking clip for jalousie panels
US2748432A (en) * 1953-08-03 1956-06-05 Sr Ernest J Eaddy Jalousie clip
US2751641A (en) * 1954-07-23 1956-06-26 Royal Jalousie Company Jalousie windows and doors
US2770853A (en) * 1954-03-03 1956-11-20 Groff Louvered window frame
US2785446A (en) * 1953-12-15 1957-03-19 Silverman Arthur Jalousie type window construction
US2786243A (en) * 1954-04-02 1957-03-26 Pro Tect U Jalousie Corp Weather stripping for louver construction
US2813314A (en) * 1954-02-23 1957-11-19 Arthur B Landry Jalousie window and removable screen
US2820994A (en) * 1954-04-19 1958-01-28 Lu Vent Corp Jalousie windows
US3183561A (en) * 1963-07-18 1965-05-18 Paul J Spicer Wide jalousie end clip
US20060042164A1 (en) * 2004-09-02 2006-03-02 Hunter Douglas Inc. Operating system for a shutter type covering for architectural openings

Citations (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
DE447047C (en) * 1927-07-16 Arno Schmidt Venetian blind positioning and fastening device
CH206649A (en) * 1939-01-11 1939-08-31 Baumann Wilhelm Shutters with movable cross-boards, especially for darkening according to the regulations of passive air protection.
US2290463A (en) * 1940-08-26 1942-07-21 Bishop Lyle Ventilated closure
US2329868A (en) * 1941-04-08 1943-09-21 Redwood Mfg Co Shutter construction
US2457871A (en) * 1942-12-22 1949-01-04 Cooper Clifford Edward Adjustable louver shutter or blind
GB623828A (en) * 1947-04-02 1949-05-24 Edward Sandy Improvements in and relating to louvres
US2576626A (en) * 1949-05-20 1951-11-27 William C Miller Window
US2587567A (en) * 1950-03-06 1952-02-26 F W Gissing Pty Ltd Louver window

Patent Citations (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
DE447047C (en) * 1927-07-16 Arno Schmidt Venetian blind positioning and fastening device
CH206649A (en) * 1939-01-11 1939-08-31 Baumann Wilhelm Shutters with movable cross-boards, especially for darkening according to the regulations of passive air protection.
US2290463A (en) * 1940-08-26 1942-07-21 Bishop Lyle Ventilated closure
US2329868A (en) * 1941-04-08 1943-09-21 Redwood Mfg Co Shutter construction
US2457871A (en) * 1942-12-22 1949-01-04 Cooper Clifford Edward Adjustable louver shutter or blind
GB623828A (en) * 1947-04-02 1949-05-24 Edward Sandy Improvements in and relating to louvres
US2576626A (en) * 1949-05-20 1951-11-27 William C Miller Window
US2587567A (en) * 1950-03-06 1952-02-26 F W Gissing Pty Ltd Louver window

Cited By (12)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2748432A (en) * 1953-08-03 1956-06-05 Sr Ernest J Eaddy Jalousie clip
US2785446A (en) * 1953-12-15 1957-03-19 Silverman Arthur Jalousie type window construction
US2813314A (en) * 1954-02-23 1957-11-19 Arthur B Landry Jalousie window and removable screen
US2770853A (en) * 1954-03-03 1956-11-20 Groff Louvered window frame
US2786243A (en) * 1954-04-02 1957-03-26 Pro Tect U Jalousie Corp Weather stripping for louver construction
US2708295A (en) * 1954-04-15 1955-05-17 M L & B Jalousie Company Jalousie window
US2820994A (en) * 1954-04-19 1958-01-28 Lu Vent Corp Jalousie windows
US2751641A (en) * 1954-07-23 1956-06-26 Royal Jalousie Company Jalousie windows and doors
US2718038A (en) * 1954-12-20 1955-09-20 John A Moore Locking clip for jalousie panels
US3183561A (en) * 1963-07-18 1965-05-18 Paul J Spicer Wide jalousie end clip
US20060042164A1 (en) * 2004-09-02 2006-03-02 Hunter Douglas Inc. Operating system for a shutter type covering for architectural openings
US7500329B2 (en) * 2004-09-02 2009-03-10 Hunter Douglas Inc. Operating system for a shutter type covering for architectural openings

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US2635306A (en) Weathering operator for jalousie windows
US2137426A (en) Window construction
US2654921A (en) Weather seal for jalousie windows
US3252255A (en) Sealing means for window casements, doors and the like
US2228358A (en) Double glazed window
US2366339A (en) Window construction
US2457871A (en) Adjustable louver shutter or blind
US2718675A (en) Reversible sash hardware
US2000366A (en) Window construction
US2581465A (en) Window construction
US1975187A (en) Window
US5524390A (en) Jalousie
US2556407A (en) Metal ventilator or window structure
US2576626A (en) Window
US2607963A (en) Window
US2575793A (en) Weatherstrip means
US2340411A (en) Combined window and blind construction
US4087940A (en) Top hinged sash assembly
US1818438A (en) Window
US2526752A (en) Double pane window
US2260451A (en) Frame
US2632917A (en) Hinge assembly
US2820514A (en) Folding flue window
US2785446A (en) Jalousie type window construction
US1897643A (en) Weather strip for metallic window frames and sashes