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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
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Aug. l, 1961 s. PINTO 2,994,370

COMBINATION VENETIAN BLND AND SCREEN Filed Jan. 2l, 1960 2 sheets-sheet 1 INVENTOR.

SALVATORE PINTO ATTOPNEY Aug. 1, 1961 s. PINTO 2,994,370

COMBINATION VENETIAN BLIND AND SCREEN Filed Jan. 21, 1960 2 sheets-sheet 2 JNVENTOR. SALVATORE PINTO A TTOP/VEY 2,994,370 COMBINATION VENETIAN BLIND AND SCREEN Salvatore Pinto, 145 Grand St. Extension, Brooklyn, N.Y. Fired Jan. 21, 1960, ser. No. 3,824 6 Claims. (Cl. loll-89) This invention relates to the art of window blinds and more particularly concerns a combination Venetian blind and screen.

According to the invention there is provided a blind including a plurality of transparent, flexible, plastic slats in which are removably inserted decorative filler strips. The slats are supported at one edge by a flexible mesh or screen and at the other edge by a pair of cords, tapes or chain. The blind is attached at its lower end to a spring roller upon which the blind can be rolled. At its upper end the blind is supported on a transversely disposed bar. The roller and bar are adjustably and Slidably supported by brackets on rails so that the position of the blind between the rails and the lengthwise dimensions of the blind can be adjusted. Means are provided for tilting the bar to change the angular position of the slats.

It is therefore one object of the invention to provide a blind with flexible slats which can be rolled up on a spring roller.

It isl another object to provide a blind with flexible slats in which decorative filler strips can be inserted, the slats being supported on a flexible mesh, with a spring roller for rolling up or down the slats and mesh.

A further object is to provide a blind of the character described adjustably supported at top and bottom on spaced, vertical rails.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects' and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the `accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

FIG. 1 is a front elevational View of a the invention, closed position.

FIG. 2 is a fragmentary plan view scale taken on line 2 2 of FIG. l.

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view on an enlarged scale taken on the line 3 3 of FIG. 1.

IG. 4 is an enlarged elevational view of one end of the bottom roller and supporting bracket, parts being shown broken away and parts being shown in section.

FIG. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional View on an enlarged scale taken on the line 5 5 of FIG. 1.

FiG. 6 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional View on an enlarged scale taken on the line 6 6 of FIG. l.

FIG. 7 is a fragmentary perspective view of a slat and filler strip partially inserted therein.

FIG. 8 is a sectional View on an enlarged scale of the lower portion of the blind in fully open condition.

Referring to the drawings, there is shown in FIG. 1 the blind 1G. The blind includes a pair of right angle rails l?. and 14. The rails have upper and lower holes 1S, 16 for securing the rails to a vertical support such as a wall of a room. The rails will normally be disposed at the sides of a window opening. The rails have coplanar, spaced straight flanges 18, 19 and spaced, parallel, forwardly extending flanges 2G, 21. Slidably mounted on the rails are upper slide brackets 22, 24 and lower slide brackets' 26, 2S. A knob 3G carrying a screw 32 passes through a threaded hole in each bracket for engaging an outer side of one of flanges 20, 21 as blind embodying the blind being shown in substantially on an enlarged 2,994,370 Patented Aug. 1, 1961 best shown in FIGS. 1 and 4, for holding the bracket securely to the flange in any selected position along the rail.

The brackets 22, 24 carry a hollow transversely disposed metal bar 34 on which is engaged upper loop 36 of the topmost slat 38 of the blind. The lower brackets 26, 28 carry a roller 4l) best shown in FIG. 4, the roller which has a spring 42 secured at one end of the body of the roller in a cavity 43. The other end of the spring is engaged on a shaft 44 which terminates outside the roller. The outside terminal is reduced in diameter constituting a pin 45 which is rotatably carried by a bracket element 46 extending from the end of bracket 26.y

Bracket 2S has a similar element 47 engaging a stud at the other end of the roller 4t). If the knobs 30 of brackets 26, 28 are loosened, then the roller 40 can be raised to any desired height on the rails as indicated by arrows A in FIG. 1. Bar 34 is inserted in and movable in the open free opposed ends of brackets 22, 24.

On bar 34, as best shown in FIGS. 1 and 6, is a pulley 48. A rope S0 has its ends secured in a recess 51 in the pulley. The rope depends as an endless loop from the pulley and permits the pulley and bar to be rotated to a limited angular extent for rotationally opening and closing the slats of the blind.

The blind includes slats 52 as shown in FIGS. 1, 3, 7, 8 and 9. These slats are formed as pockets' each consisting of two adjacent transparent, flexible'plastic strips 54, 56 joined at their ends by stiching, staples or other fastening means 58. If desired, these strips can be heat-sealed together at their opposed edges'. Removably disposed in each pocket is a flat strip 60 of opaque, translucent, or colored transparent material. The strips 641 can be paper, cloth, plastic, or other material, preferably suitably decorated with pictures, designs, or other ornamentation 62 as shown in FIG. 7. Flexible cloth or plastic webs 64 secure one edge of each slat to a cloth or preferably plastic mesh screen 68. The other edges of the slats are secured by staples or stitching 71 to cords or tapes 701. Attached to the upper ends of these tapes may be beaded chains 72. The chains, as best shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 5, are detachably engaged at their upper ends in slots 73 of flanges 77 extending outwardly on clamps 74. Each clamp has' a U-shaped portion engaged on the bar 34 over the loop 36 of the uppermost slat 33. Stiff metal rods are inserted in loops 61 of strips 54 at the edges of the slats which are secured to the tapes 7G to weight the slats and hold them straight and parallel.

FIG. 3 shows the slats of the blind in substantially closed position. By pulling rope 501 the tapes 70 are raised and the slats rotated to substantially horizontal open positions as shown in FIG. 8. The tension in spring roller 46 and the friction of the ends of bar 34 in brackets 22, 24 will hold the tapes in raised position and the slats in open position of the blind. In the open position of the blind, mesh 63 serves as a complete screened closure for the blind. To roll the lower end of the blind on roller 40 it is only necessary to loosen knobs 30 at the upper brackets 22, 24.

The blind thus described is a combination Venetian and roller blind which can be adjusted in vertical length and vertical position in a window opening by adjustable positioning of its support brackets. In addition, the slats of the blind are rotatable to open and close the blind. The slats are supported upon a flexible mesh which also serves as a screen for the window opening. Removable inserts in the slats permit the decorative efect, as well as the light transmission characteristic of the blind to be modified at will.

It is to be understood that a single plastic strip of any color or design may also be used for the Slat 52.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is t be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise construction herein disclosed and that the various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent 1. A window blind comprising, a plurality of parallel at, elongated slats, each slat being formed from juxtaposed transparent, iiexible, plastic strips, opposite edges of the strips being joined to form hat pockets in the slats, a rectangular exible screen, one edge of each slat being joined by a fabric web to the screen, a plurality of tapes, the other edge of each slat being joined to the tapes, a bar, an outer one of said slats being looped over the bar, and a spring roller, said screen being engaged on said roller for rolling the tapes, screen and slats upon the roller, said screen being attached to said outer slat for supporting the slats on the bar, a pair of spaced vertical rails, and brackets slidable on said rails, said bar and roller being supported by said brackets for adjusting the vertical distance between the bar and roller.

2. A window blind comprising, a plurality of parallel ilat, elongated slats, each slat being formed from juxtaposed transparent, iieXible, plastic strips, opposite edges of the strips being joined to form ilat pockets in the slats, a rectangular iieXible screen, one edge of each slat being joined by a fabric web to the screen, a plurality of tapes, the other edge of each slat being joined to the tapes, a bar, an outer one of said slats being looped over the bar, a spring roller, said screen being engaged on said roller for rolling the tapes, screen and slats upon the roller, said screen being attached to said outer slat for supporting the slats on the bar, clamps mounted on said bar over the loop of the outer slat, and chains removably attached between said tapes and said clamps.

3. A window blind comprising a pair of spaced vertical rails, brackets slidably mounted on the rails and securable thereto in iixed positions, a bar rotatably sup ported by a pair of said brackets, a roller rotatably supported by another pair of the brackets, a plurality of iiat, parallel, elongated slats, each slat being formed from juxtaposed, transparent, exible plastic strips, opposite edges of the strips being joined to form at pockets in the slats, a rectangular iiexible screen, one edge of each slat being joined by a fabric web to the screen, a plurality of tapes, said screen and tapes being supported at one end 4by the bar, the other edge of each slat being secured to the tapes, the other ends of the screen and tapes being engaged on said roller, said roller including spring means to hold the tapes and screen under tension with the slats in horizontal positions between the rails and to roll the slats, screen and tapes up on the roller, there being a strip adapted to modify the light transmission characteristic of each slat removably inserted in the pocket thereof.

4. A window blind comprising a pair of spaced vertical rails, brackets slidably mounted on the rails and securable thereto in ixed positions, a bar rotatably supported by a pair of said brackets, a roller rotatably supported by another pair of the brackets, a plurality of flat, parallel, elongated slats, each slat being formed from juxtaposed, transparent, exible plastic strips, opposite edges of the strips being joined to `form at pockets in the slats, a

rectangular flexible screen, one edge of each slat being joined by a fabric web to the screen, a plurality of tapes, said screen and tapes being supported at one end by the bar, the other edge of each slat being secured to the tapes, the other ends of the screen and tapes being engaged on said roller, said roller including spring means to hold the tapes and screen under tension with the slats in horizontal positions between the rails and to roll the slats, screen and tapes up on the roller, there being a strip adapted to modify the light transmission characteristic of each slat removably inserted in the pocket thereof, a pulley mounted on said bar, and a rope entrained on the pulley yfor rotating the bar to open and close the slats.

5. A window blind comprising a pair of spaced vertical rails, brackets slidably mounted on the rails and securable thereto in fixed positions, a bar rotatably supported by a pair of said brackets, a roller rotatably supported by another pair of the brackets, a plurality of at, parallel, elongated slats, each slat being formed from juxtaposed, transparent, exible plastic strips, opposite edges of the strips being joined to form fiat pockets in the slats, a rectangular iiexible screen, one edge of each slat being joined by a fabric web to the screen, a plurality of tapes, said screen and tapes being supported at one end by the bar, the other edge of each slat being secured to the tapes, the other ends of the screen and tapes being engaged on said roller, said roller including spring means to hold the tapes and screen under tension with the slats in horizontal positions between the rails and to roll the slats, screen and tapes up on the roller, a pulley mounted on said bar, a rope entrained on the pulley for rotating the bar to open and close the slats, clamps mounted on said bar, and chains removably attached to said clamps for supporting the tapes on the bar.

6. A window blind comprising a pair of spaced vertical rails, brackets slidably mounted on the rails and securable thereto in fixed positions, a bar rotatably supported by a pair of said brackets, a roller rotatably supported by another pair of the brackets, a plurality of at, parallel, elongated slats, each slat being formed from juxtaposed, transparent, flexible plastic strips, opposite edges of the strips being joined to form at pockets in the slats, a rectangular iiexible screen one edge of each slat being joined by a plastic lace or mesh web to the screen, a plurality of tapes, said screen and tapes being supported at one end by the bar, the other edge of each slat being secured to the tapes, the other ends of the screen and tapes being engaged on said roller, said roller including spring means to hold the tapes and screen under tension with the slats in horizontal positions between the rails and to roll the slats, screen and tapes up on the roller, a pulley mounted on said bar, a rope entrained on the pulley for rotating the bar to open and close the slats, clamps mounted on said bar, and chains removably attached to said clamps for supporting the tapes on the bar, there being a decorative strip removably inserted in the pocket of each slat.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,074,482 Martens Mar. 23, 1937 2,110,145 Loehr Mar. 8, 1938 2,914,122 Pinto Nov. 24, 1959

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