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Title:
DEVICE COMPRISING A CLOTH
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/044151
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Device comprising a cloth, more particularly a device comprising a screen, the screen comprising the cloth and a framework configured and suitable for fastening and tensioning the cloth thereon, characterized in that the device also comprises first control means configured and suitable for positioning the cloth in a first position in which the cloth, in a situation of use of the device, forms a sunshade and a second position in which the cloth, in a situation of use of the device, forms a wind-break.

Inventors:
VAN DE KEUKEN, Johan Edwin (Jura 54, 7607 RH Almelo, NL)
Application Number:
NL2017/000013
Publication Date:
March 08, 2018
Filing Date:
August 29, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MADISON B.V. (Darwin 4, 7609 RL Almelo, 7609 RL, NL)
International Classes:
A45B23/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2011037450A22011-03-31
Foreign References:
GB702896A1954-01-27
US20050028852A12005-02-10
DE102008034985A12010-02-04
Other References:
None
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Claims:
Claims

1. Device (1) comprising a cloth (21), characterized in that the device also comprises first control means (3) configured and suitable for positioning the cloth in a first position (A^1;A2) in which the cloth (21), in a situation of use of the device, forms a sunshade and a second position (B;B1;B2) in which the cloth, in a situation of use of the device, forms a wind-break.

2. Device as claimed in claim 1, characterized in that the device also comprises second control means (4) configured and suitable for adjusting the cloth in the height within a determined range (C), at least 20 cm, preferably at least 50 cm, more preferably at least 100 cm.

3. Device as claimed in claim 1 or 2, the device comprising a screen (2), the screen comprising the cloth and a framework (22) configured and suitable for fastening and tensioning the cloth thereon.

4. Device as claimed in claim 3, characterized in that the screen can be folded out and folded in.

5. Device as claimed in claim 3 or 4, characterized in that the device also comprises a stand (5) configured and suitable for supporting the screen.

6. Device as claimed in claim 5, characterized in that:

- the first control means comprise a rod (31), the rod being pivotally connected at a first outer end to the stand by means of first connecting means (32) provided for this purpose and being pivotally connected at a second outer end to the screen by means of second connecting means (33) provided for this purpose; and

the screen is connected pivotally and slidably to the stand by means of third connecting means (34) provided for this purpose.

7. Device as claimed in claims 2 and (5 or 6), characterized in that:

the stand comprises an upright (51), which upright comprises a first part (52) and a second part (53); and

the second control means comprise fourth connecting means (41) configured and suitable for telescopically connecting the first part and the second part.

8. Device as claimed in any of the foregoing claims, characterized in that the device also comprises first operating means (35) configured and suitable for operating the first control means.

9. Device as claimed in claim 2 or 7, characterized in that the device also comprises second operating means (42) configured and suitable for operating the second control means.

10. Device as claimed in claims 8 and 9, characterized in that the first operating means and the second operating means are arranged on the same side of the device (1).

Description:
Device comprising a cloth

The invention relates to a device comprising a cloth, more particularly to a device comprising a screen, the screen comprising me cloth and a framework configured and suitable tor fastening and tensioning the cloth thereon.

Many embodiments of such a device are known, such as a sunshade, wherein the cloth extends in a more horizontal plane, or a wind-break, wherein the cloth extends in a more vertical plane. Whether a sunshade or a wind-break is desirable depends, particularly for balconies, terraces and canopies, on the position of the sun, the time of day, the temperature and me wind force. Sunshade and wind-break need therefore be exchanged repeatedly for optimal comfort. The present invention now provides an improved solution for this. The invention provides for this purpose a device comprising a cloth, characterized in that the device also comprises first control means configured and suitable for positioning the cloth in a first position in which the cloth, in a situation of use of the device, forms a sunshade and a second position in which the cloth, in a situation of use of the device, forms a wind-break.

The invention will be further elucidated hereinbelow on the basis of an exemplary embodiment of a device according to the invention. More or less schematically in the drawings:

- figure 1 shows side views and front views of the device with the cloth in the 'sunshade position' and in the 'wind-break position' and in two height positions;

- figure 2 shows cross-sections in the 'sunshade position' and in the 'wind-break position';

- figure 3 shows the folding out of the screen into the 'wind-break position'; and

- figure 4 shows a perspective detail of the device in the 'sunshade position' .

The device (1) according to the invention shown in the drawings comprises a screen (2), the screen comprising a cloth (21) and a framework (22) for fastening and tensioning the cloth (21) thereon. The screen (2) can be folded out and folded in. According to the invention, the device (1) also comprises first control means (3) for positioning the cloth (21) in a first position (A;A1;A2) in which the cloth (21) forms a sunshade, and a second position (B;B1;B2) in which the cloth (21) forms a wind-break.

The device (1) also comprises a stand (5) for supporting the screen (2). The stand (S) comprises an upright (51) which comprises a first part (52) and a second part (53). The first control means (3) comprise a rod (31) which is pivotally connected at a first outer end by means of first connecting means (32) to the stand (5) or the upright (51) or the first part (52) of the upright (51), and is pivotally connected at a second outer end by means of second connecting means (33) to the screen (2). The screen (2) is also connected pivotally and slidably by means of third connecting means (34) to the stand (5) or the upright (51) or the first part (52) of the upright (51). The device (1) also comprises second control means (4) for adjusting the cloth (21) in the height within a determined range (C), here at least 100 cm. The second control means (4) comprise fourth connecting means (41) for telescopically connecting the first part (52) and the second part (53) of the upright (51). The cloth (21) can thus be adjusted in the height, both in the 'sunshade position' and in the 'wind-break position'.

The device (1) also comprises first operating means (35) for operating the first control means (3), and also second operating means (42) for operating the second control means (4). In the given example the first operating means (35) are integrated in the third connecting means (34). The first operating means (35) and the second operating means (42) are arranged on the same side of the device (1), and can thus both be accessed and handled on that side, which is very practical for a user.

It will be apparent that the invention is not limited to the given exemplary embodiments but that diverse variants which will be obvious to a skilled person are possible within the scope of the invention. In the 'sunshade position' the device can for instance also serve as rain cover/umbrella. It is also possible to combine a plurality of devices so as to thus cover a greater surface area. What is essential is that the cloth can be placed in a first position and a second position, in which it serves respectively as sunshade and as wind-break.

Reference numerals used

1 device 2 screen

21 cloth

22 framework (for fastening and terisioning cloth thereon)

3 first control means (for controlling position cloth)

31 rod

32 first connecting means (rod and stand, pivotally)

33 second connecting means (rod and screen, pivotally)

34 third connecting means (screen and stand, pivotally and slidably)

35 first operating means (for first control means)

4 second control means (for adjusting cloth in the height)

41 fourth correcting means (first and second part upright, telescopic)

42 second operating means (for second control means) 5 stand

51 upright

52 first part (of upright)

53 second part (of upright)

54 base