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US3282328A
US3282328A US32772763A US3282328A US 3282328 A US3282328 A US 3282328A US 32772763 A US32772763 A US 32772763A US 3282328 A US3282328 A US 3282328A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47HFURNISHINGS FOR WINDOWS OR DOORS
    • A47H19/00Rosettes for holding curtains; Festoon holders
    • 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
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47HFURNISHINGS FOR WINDOWS OR DOORS
    • A47H2201/00Means for connecting curtains
    • A47H2201/01Magnets
    • 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
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    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S428/00Stock material or miscellaneous articles
    • Y10S428/90Magnetic feature
    • 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
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    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/32Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc. having magnetic fastener

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Nov. 1, 1966 v. G. MUSHRO ETAL 3,282,328

MAGNETIC SHOWER CURTAIN HOLDER Filed Dec. 5, 1965 FIGE INVENTORS O JOHN H. DAWSON BY VICTOR G. MUSHRO FIGB FIG-2 ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,282,328 MAGNETIC SHOWER CURTAIN HOLDER Victor G. Mushro, Grosse Pointe Park, Mich, and John H. Dawson, 13370 Freeland Ave., Detroit, Mich; said Mnshro assignor to said Dawson Filed Dec. 3, 1963, Ser. No. 327,727 2 Claims. (Cl. 160-349) The present invention relates to a magnetic shower curtain holder and more particularly to a snap type of clip mountable over the bottom edge portion of a shower curtain for adhering lower edges of the curtain to interior surface portions of a bathtub or similar structure.

Heretofore, various means have been devised to anchor the shower curtain at its lower edge upon the interior of a tub or stall shower for the purpose of preventing the curtain from flying and billowing and for retaining the water upon the interior of the tub or shower.

It is the object of the present invention to provide a novel magnetized shower curtain holder which will anchor the shower curtain properly at its lower edges within a tub or stall shower.

Heretofore, efforts in this direction have been made wherein the securing device actually pierces the curtain for securement thereto. It is therefore an object to provide a shower curtain holder which will not damage the shower curtain.

These and other objects will be seen from the following specification and claims in conjunction with the appended drawing in which:

FIG. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view from the inside of a tub with the shower curtain depending down into the tub and engageable with the inside of the outer wall thereof and anchored thereon by the present shower curtain holders.

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view of one of the holders shown in FIG. 1 assembled upon a portion of the curtain fragmentarily shown.

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary section taken in the direction of arrows 33 of FIG. 2.

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view of the shower curtain holder in FIG. 2.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the shower curtain holder with the fastener disengaged.

FIG. 6 is a similar view of the fastener engaged.

It will be understood that the above drawing illustrates merely a preferred embodiment of the invention and that other embodiments are contemplated within the scope of the claims hereafter set forth.

Referring to the drawing, the stall area 11 within which tub 12 is located has across its upper portion towards the outer wall of,the tub a horizontally disposed curtain rod 13. A series of fasteners 14 on said rod movably suspends the shower curtain 15 of a fabric or plastic material.

Said curtain when normally closed to the position shown in FIG. 1 is intended to hang down upon the interior of the tub so that its lower edge portion is closely adjacent the interior of the outer wall of the tub.

The present shower curtain holder is attachable to the bottom edge of the curtain and is adapted to register with and adhere to the interior surface of the outer wall of the tub.

For this purpose there is provided, as in FIGS. 5 and 6, a hollow plastic body 18 which has a front face 19 nor- 3,282,328 Patented Nov. 1, 1966 to engage the interior wall 17 of the metal based tub 12, FIG. 1.

A snap button with an enlarged head 22 projects from the front face of said body and normally engages curtain 15. An elongated flexible fastener strap 23 is molded as a part of and extends from body 18 as at 24 and is adapted to engage around and under the bottom edge of curtain 15. Strap 23 includes end portion 25 apertured at 26 and adapted to interlock over button 22, FIG. 3.

In this assembly portions of the curtain are not pierced or damaged but merely surround the outer surface of the button as at 29, FIG. 3, with the apertured end portion 25 of the strap engaging over the curtain.

Body 18 has an interior cavity 20, preferably rectangular in cross section, and upon its outer edge has an internal peripheral retaining flange 21.

A permanent magnet 28 of similar shape is snugly nested within cavity 20 and is retained therein by rear flange 21, FIG. 3.

In the illustrative embodiment, the permanent magnet is constructed of rubber, artificial rubber or neoprene or a plastic material which has impregnated or embedded therein a plurality of magnetized ferrous particles.

Other magnets could be employed, as for example, of ceramic or metallic material. The disadvantage, however, in the use of certain metals is that they have a tendency to rust and produce staining. The ceramic magnets while usable are often brittle.

The peripheral retaining flange 21 upon the rear of body 18, spaces the magnet 28 away from the wall 17 of metal based tub 12. This provides the maximum magnetic attraction.

The flange 21, FIGS. 3 and 4 is approximately .002

1' inch thick and is suflicient to anchor the magnet within body 18.

In the illustrative embodiment body 18 is made of a polyethylene plastic material. It is contemplated that other equivalent materials could be employed, preferably of a non-magnetic or non-metallic character. One im portant advantage is that the curtain fastener does not in any manner damage the curtain as do prior art structures, since the curtain is not pierced by the fastening srtucture.

A stainless steel plate 27 is interposed between the magnet and the interior wall of the housing and has a directional effect tending to increase the magnetic forces between the fastener and adjacent portions of the tub.

Having described our invention reference should now to had to the following claims:

We claim:

1. A magnetic shower curtain holder comprising a hollow plastic body having a front face engageable with the outer face of a shower curtain at its bottom edge; and a rear face adapted to engage the interior wall of a metal based tub;

a snap button projecting from the front face engaging the curtain;

an elongated flexible fastener strap as a part of and extending from said body adapted to engage around and under the edge of the curtain, including an apertured end portion interlocked over said button and portions of said curtain surrounding said button; and

a permanent magnet nested and retained within said References Cited by the Examiner body for cooperative securing registry with the inner UNITED STATES PATENTS wall of sald tub, the securing of said magnet lncluding an internal flange at the rear of said body retain- 2,548,004 4/1951 Dueflene 24208'3 ingly engaging edge portions of said magnet. 5 3,1073 10/1963 Gluttmg 160-349 X 2. In the shower curtain holder of claim 1, a stain- 3115434 12/1963 Hahn 317 159 less steel plate within said body and positioned between 3177550 4/1965 Borgeson 24245 said body and magnet, said magnet being a block of N rubber with magnetized ferrous particles embedded there- HARRISO MOSELEY Primary Exammer' 1n. 7 10 P. C. KANNAN, Assistant Examiner.

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1. A MAGNETIC SHOWER CURTAIN HOLDER COMPRISING A HOLLOW PLASTIC BODY HAVING A FRONT FACE ENGAGEABLE WITH THE OUTER FACE OF A SHOWER CURTAIN AT ITS BOTTOM EDGE; AND A REAR FACE ADAPTED TO ENGAGE THE INTERIOR WALL OF A METAL BASED TUB; A SNAP BUTTON PROJECTING FROM THE FRONT FACT ENGAGING THE CURTAIN; AN ELONGATED FLEXIBLE FASTENER STRAP AS A PART OF AND EXTENDING FROM SAID BODY ADAPTED TO ENGAGE AROUND AND UNDER THE EDGE OF THE CURTAIN, INCLUDING AN APERTURED END PORTION INTERLOCKED OVER SAID BUTTON AND PORTIONS OF SAID CURTAIN SURROUNDING SAID BUTTON; AND A PERMANENT MAGNET NESTED AND RESTAINED WITHIN SAID BODY FOR COOPERATIVE SECURING REGISTRY WITH THE INNER
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US3418666A (en) * 1966-03-17 1968-12-31 Kinkead Industries Shower and tub enclosure
US3604152A (en) * 1969-10-20 1971-09-14 Ever Roll Mfg Corp Magnetic threshold construction
US3639919A (en) * 1970-09-02 1972-02-08 Richard E White Shower curtain holder
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US4040635A (en) * 1975-09-18 1977-08-09 Rca Corporation Releasable stylus arm magnetic coupling
US4069993A (en) * 1975-05-12 1978-01-24 Shanks Donald L Bag supporting means
US4510872A (en) * 1982-07-15 1985-04-16 Parry James L Drafting equipment holder
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US4723326A (en) * 1986-12-23 1988-02-09 Barbara D. Arner Weighted shower curtain
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US5055155A (en) * 1989-10-12 1991-10-08 Texstyle, Inc. Method and apparatus for laminating flexible magnetic strips onto flexible plastic substrates
US5148580A (en) * 1990-07-03 1992-09-22 Dyckow Dean W Shower curtain sealing and fastening arrangement
DE4236215A1 (en) * 1992-10-27 1994-04-28 Dorothea Jennen Shower curtains - have magnets at bottom seam to lock against bath or shower pan
US5953771A (en) * 1999-02-17 1999-09-21 Vanhuss; Gloria J. Slidable, magnetically biased shower curtain clip
US6049920A (en) * 1999-05-07 2000-04-18 Mochizuki; Yasuhiro Shower curtain spacer
US6292957B1 (en) * 2000-08-07 2001-09-25 Paul E. Thompson Shower curtain retainer assembly
US6834704B2 (en) * 2003-01-27 2004-12-28 Lung Ching Cheng Tightly shielding screen
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US20070028382A1 (en) * 2005-08-06 2007-02-08 Field Caitlin N Weighted baby blanket
US20080189831A1 (en) * 2007-02-09 2008-08-14 Catherine Ann Jones Garment weights
US20080302311A1 (en) * 2007-06-07 2008-12-11 Ted Blocker Approach for securing an animal
US20090044920A1 (en) * 2007-08-14 2009-02-19 Angela De Angelis Magnetic drapery valance ties
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US3365684A (en) * 1965-07-06 1968-01-23 Henry F. Stemke Shower curtain retaining means
US3418666A (en) * 1966-03-17 1968-12-31 Kinkead Industries Shower and tub enclosure
US3604152A (en) * 1969-10-20 1971-09-14 Ever Roll Mfg Corp Magnetic threshold construction
US3639919A (en) * 1970-09-02 1972-02-08 Richard E White Shower curtain holder
US4069993A (en) * 1975-05-12 1978-01-24 Shanks Donald L Bag supporting means
US4040635A (en) * 1975-09-18 1977-08-09 Rca Corporation Releasable stylus arm magnetic coupling
FR2333926A1 (en) * 1975-12-02 1977-07-01 Baus Heinz Wall separation of wet room
US4090265A (en) * 1975-12-02 1978-05-23 Heinz Georg Baus Partition wall for wet chambers
US4510872A (en) * 1982-07-15 1985-04-16 Parry James L Drafting equipment holder
US4594741A (en) * 1983-11-14 1986-06-17 Payne Richard L Shower curtain retainer apparatus
US4723326A (en) * 1986-12-23 1988-02-09 Barbara D. Arner Weighted shower curtain
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US5003647A (en) * 1989-07-24 1991-04-02 James Williams Disposable shower liner
US5055155A (en) * 1989-10-12 1991-10-08 Texstyle, Inc. Method and apparatus for laminating flexible magnetic strips onto flexible plastic substrates
US5148580A (en) * 1990-07-03 1992-09-22 Dyckow Dean W Shower curtain sealing and fastening arrangement
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US5953771A (en) * 1999-02-17 1999-09-21 Vanhuss; Gloria J. Slidable, magnetically biased shower curtain clip
US6049920A (en) * 1999-05-07 2000-04-18 Mochizuki; Yasuhiro Shower curtain spacer
US6292957B1 (en) * 2000-08-07 2001-09-25 Paul E. Thompson Shower curtain retainer assembly
US6834704B2 (en) * 2003-01-27 2004-12-28 Lung Ching Cheng Tightly shielding screen
US20060185072A1 (en) * 2005-02-23 2006-08-24 Dyckow Dean W Shower curtain fastening system
US7644453B2 (en) 2005-02-23 2010-01-12 Dyckow Dean W Shower curtain fastening system
FR2885506A1 (en) * 2005-05-16 2006-11-17 Antoine Gallon Shower curtain ballasting device, has hook having disc shaped opening, and clip for fixing hook to shower curtain and surrounded by part of curtain, where clip has shape such that it can be introduced in opening of hook
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US20090218053A1 (en) * 2005-05-16 2009-09-03 Antoine Gallon Removable device for ballasting a shower curtain without perforating same
US20070028382A1 (en) * 2005-08-06 2007-02-08 Field Caitlin N Weighted baby blanket
US20080189831A1 (en) * 2007-02-09 2008-08-14 Catherine Ann Jones Garment weights
US8393015B2 (en) * 2007-02-09 2013-03-12 Catherine Ann Jones Garment weights
US20120137412A1 (en) * 2007-02-09 2012-06-07 Catherine Ann Jones Garment weights
US20080302311A1 (en) * 2007-06-07 2008-12-11 Ted Blocker Approach for securing an animal
US20090044920A1 (en) * 2007-08-14 2009-02-19 Angela De Angelis Magnetic drapery valance ties
US20100288453A1 (en) * 2009-05-15 2010-11-18 Brandy Richardson Transfer bench shower curtain
US20130112355A1 (en) * 2011-11-08 2013-05-09 Lite-Away!, Llc Magnetic curtain
US8689852B2 (en) * 2011-11-08 2014-04-08 Lite-Away!, Llc Magnetic curtain
US9138094B2 (en) 2011-11-08 2015-09-22 Lite-Away!, Llc Magnetic curtain adapted for attachment to a magnetic and/or a non-magnetic material or surface
US9351528B2 (en) 2014-02-13 2016-05-31 Steven L. Grimes Garment weight clip
US9591940B2 (en) * 2014-07-30 2017-03-14 Loretta Catherine Fenster Solar shade apparatus and method

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