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Title:
SYSTEM COMPRISING A SLIDING SHIELD AND A GUIDING AND TENSIONING RETRACTABLE DEVICE FOR THE SLIDING SHIELD
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/195061
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
System comprising: - a sliding shield (200) equipped with horizontally sliding cloth (201) movable by means of a handle bar (203) between a lateral box (204) and a closure upright (202), and - a guiding and tensioning retractable device (150) for sliding shields (200) comprising a plurality of first guiding modules (151) and a plurality of second guiding modules (152), consecutively and alternately coupled between them forming a guiding body foldable and insertable within the handle bar (203) and comprising a first terminal end fixable to the lateral box (204) and a second terminal end (151t) adapted to be free of sliding within the handle bar (203), the first guiding modules (151) and the second guiding modules (152) being interposable between the handle bar (203) and the lateral box (204). The sliding shield (200) comprises at least a lower pocket (201a) and the guiding and tensioning retractable device (150) comprises at least a tensioning element (153) provided with a first end (153a) anchored to the second terminal end (151t) and a second free end inserted within the lower pocket (201a).

Inventors:
MONTANARO, Paolo (Via Giorgio Vasari 68, Casamassima, 70010, IT)
Application Number:
IB2017/052435
Publication Date:
November 16, 2017
Filing Date:
April 27, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MV LINE S.P.A. (Zona PIP - Via Umbria, Lotto 69, Acquaviva Delle FontI, 70021, IT)
International Classes:
E06B9/54; E06B9/58
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SCORZA, Federica (Studio Rubino Srl, Via L. Della Valle 84, Catanzaro, 88100, IT)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. System comprising:

- a sliding shield (200) equipped with horizontally sliding cloth (201) movable by means of a handle bar (203) between a lateral box (204) and a closure upright (202), and

- a guiding and tensioning retractable device (150) for the sliding shield (200) comprising a plurality of first guiding modules (151) and a plurality of second guiding modules (152), consecutively and alternately coupled between them forming a guiding body foldable and insertable within the handle bar (203) and comprising a first terminal end fixable to the lateral box (204) and a second terminal end (151t) adapted to be free of sliding within the handle bar (203), the first guiding modules (151) and the second guiding modules (152) being interposable between the handle bar (203) and the lateral box (204);

characterized in that the sliding shield (200) comprises at least a lower pocket (201a) and the guiding and tensioning retractable device (150) comprises at least a tensioning element (153) provided with a first end (153a) anchored to the second terminal end (151t) and a second free end inserted within the lower pocket (201a) .

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2. System according to claim 1, characterized in that the tensioning element (153) is arranged within first housings (151a) of the first guiding modules (151) and the lower pocket (201a) is arranged within second housings of the second guiding modules (152) .

3. System according to claim 1, characterized in that the tensioning element (153) is made of metallic material .

4. System according to claim 1, characterized in that the tensioning element (153) is made of plastic material .

5. System according to claim 1, characterized in that the tensioning element (153) is a rod.

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Description:
DESCRIPTION

"System comprising a sliding shield and a guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield"

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The present invention relates to a system comprising a sliding shield and a guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield.

As it is known, mobile foldable guides are present in the scrolling shields to ensure a greater stability during the opening and closing operations. Such shields, being mosquito nets or curtains, are installed within a compartment of a wall and are constituted mainly by: a shield attached at one end to a winding lateral box and at the other end to a handle bar; a fixed upper guide; a fixed lower guide; a closure upright; and a lower folding mobile guide, sliding on the lower fixed guide and insertable in the handle bar.

The lower movable guide, being arranged on the fixed lower guide between the lateral box and the handle bar, serves as the stiffening element when the shield is open. In fact, during the opening of the shield, the lower movable guide passes from the rest position inside the handle bar to the active position in which it is stretched on the lower fixed guide, thus ensuring greater stability of the shield under the effect of destabilizing actions, as well as protection from damage in the event of external stress .

Conversely, in the closing phase, the insertion of the lower movable guide in the handle bar ensures a small footprint .

A first known solution is described in the patent EP2312113, concerning an anti-mosquito roller screen which is horizontally slidable. The arrangement has a movable vertical stile which is connected to an upper horizontal rail and comprises the handle. Inside the stile a flexible chain is housed which is inserted or retracted when closing or opening the screen and which serves as the lower frame part of the screen. In particular, the application describes the arrangement and pre-tensioning of the cable which is invisibly housed in the frame parts and connects the chain to the screen roller.

A second known solution is described in the patent application WO 2013/015689, disclosing a retractable and extendable covering device for architectural openings, which includes first and second substantially parallel posts, a retractable and extendable substantially rectangular screen member, and a first flexible guide member. The first flexible guide member is deflected into one of the first and second posts and slidably receivable therein. Each of the parallel posts has a hollow interior, and at least one of the first and second posts being movable toward and away with respect to the other. The retractable and extendable screen member has first and second pairs of opposite parallel edges and is mounted between the first and second parallel posts at its first pair of parallel edges. The first flexible guide member extends along one edge of the second pair of parallel edges of the screen member and between the first and second posts for retaining the one edge of the screen member. The first and second parallel posts each include a base profile part and an auxiliary profile part defining the hollow interior there between for slidably receiving the first flexible guide member.

A third solution is described in the patent application US 2010/252210, in which barriers for architectural openings, in particular to a screen apparatus and method for screening off an architectural opening are disclosed. The screen apparatus includes an elongated overhead frame member, a transverse fixed side frame member, a displaceable side frame member, and an elongated articulated bottom frame member. A screen member extends between the frame members, the screen member being interchangeable between a collapsed condition when the screen is open and an extended condition when the screen is closed by movement of the displaceable side frame member.

A fourth solution is described in the patent EP 2487317 concerning a screen device which allows an easy length adjustment work, configured in such a manner that when the size of first rigid units which constitute an upper slide guide frame portion is smaller than the size of second rigid units which constitute a lower slide guide frame portion and the upper slide guide frame portion and the lower slide guide frame portion are retracted in the interior of a screen mounting frame, side wall portions of the first rigid units are fitted in between the side wall portions of the second rigid units, the upper slide guide frame portion intersects the lower slide guide frame portion in the interior of the screen mounting frame, connection of the first rigid units can be released at an arbitrary position in the interior of the screen mounting frame when adjusting the length of the screen device, and the upper slide guide frame portion can be taken out from the screen mounting frame, so that an adjustment of the length in the field of installation is facilitated. A last solution is described in the patent EP 2400105 concerning a mosquito net which is mobile between a completely open position and a completely closed position for openings comprising arc portions, undercuts, bevelings or similars, comprising a net having a fixed extremity integer to a first portion of a frame delimiting said opening and a mobile extremity associated to a mobile hollow vertical upright slidingly associated to a first guide and housing a rod vertically slidable whose superior extremity is slidingly associated to a second guide and supports a tensioning cable suitable to run inside said mobile upright and inside said second guide until it attaches itself to a compensating spring whose fixed extremity is integer to a second portion of the frame.

However, although functional, these movable foldable guides do not guarantee the seal of the shield under the effect of wind or in case of accidental events, as they can be easily disengaged in such conditions.

Object of the present invention is to provide a system comprising a sliding shield and a guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield allowing to stretch the shield and to ensure his estate under the action of wind or accidental events, thus having characteristics that exceed the limits that influence the movable foldable guides previously described.

According to the present invention, a system comprising a sliding shield and a guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield is provided, as defined in claim 1.

For a better understanding of the present invention a preferred embodiment is now described, purely by way of non-limiting example, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 shows a three-dimensional schematic view of a system comprising a sliding shield and a guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield, according to the invention;

- Figure 2 shows a schematic three-dimensional view of guiding modules of the guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield, according to the invention;

- Figure 3 shows a schematic perspective view of a tensioning element of the guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield put inside the guiding modules of figure 2, according to the invention;

- Figure 4 shows a schematic front view of the system comprising the tensioning element of figure 3, according to the invention; - Figure 5 shows a schematic perspective view of a lower portion of the system comprising a sliding shield and a guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield, according to the invention;

- Figure 6 shows a three-dimensional schematic view of the tensioning element of figure 3, according to the invention .

Referring to these figures and, in particular to figures 4, a system comprising a sliding shield and a guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield is shown, according to the invention. In details, the system comprises a sliding shield 200, for example a mosquito net, comprising a cloth 201 sliding horizontally and provided with a lower pocket 201a, shown in Figures 4 and 5, a closure upright 202, a handle bar 203 with a lower chute 203a, shown in Figure 2, a lateral box 204, a fixed upper guide 205 and a lower fixed guide, not shown in the figures .

Moreover, as best shown in Figure 2, the system comprises the guiding and tensioning retractable device 150 for the sliding shield comprising a plurality of first guiding modules 151 and a plurality of second guiding modules 152, consecutively and alternately coupled to each other to form a single guiding body foldable and insertable inside the handle bar 203 passing through the lower chute 203a.

The first guiding modules 151 and the second guiding modules 152, coupled each other in an alternating manner, are interposed between the handle bar 203 and the lateral box 204 in correspondence of which a first terminal end of the single guiding body foldable, not shown in the figures, is bound.

Instead, as shown in Figure 3, a second terminal end 151t of the single guiding body is free to slide inside the handle bar 203. Furthermore, the guiding and tensioning retractable device 150 comprises a tensioning element 153 having a first end 153a, which is advantageously still attached to the second terminal end 151t of the single guiding body.

According to an aspect of the invention, the tensioning element 153 has a second end, not shown in the figures, free and inserted into the lower pocket 201a of the shield 200.

According to another aspect of the invention, as shown in Figure 4, the tensioning element 153 and the lower pocket 201a of the cloth 201 are respectively disposed inside first housing 151a of the first guiding modules 151 and inside seconds housings, not shown in the figure, of the second guiding modules 152.

Advantageously according to the invention, during the opening of the shield 200 by means of the handle bar 203, the device 150 outgoing from the handle bar 203 drags the tensioning element 153 forcing it to slide inside the lower pocket 201a of the shield 200, as best shown in figures 5 and 6. In this way, consequently to the insertion of the tensioning element 153 within the lower pocket 201a, the cloth 201 is locked within the first housings 151a of the first guiding modules 151 and within the second housings of the second guiding modules 152.

Advantageously according to the invention, the tensioning element 153 tends automatically the cloth 201 of the shield and keeps it extended.

According to an aspect of the invention, the tensioning element 153 is of metallic material.

According to another aspect of the invention, the tensioning element 153 is of plastic material.

According to another aspect of the invention, the first guiding modules 151 and the second guiding modules 152 are of plastic material. According to another aspect of the invention, the tensioning element 153 is a rod.

Therefore, the system comprising a sliding shield and a guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield according to the invention allows that the cloth always remains anchored to it even under the action of the wind .

Another advantage of the system comprising a sliding shield and a guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield according to the invention consists in the fact that blocking the cloth on it avoids the formation of folds perimeter and consequently the entry of insects.

Another advantage of the system comprising a sliding shield and a guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield according to the invention is the simplicity of construction.

Another advantage of the system comprising a sliding shield and a guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield according to the invention is the minimum space .

A further advantage of the system comprising a sliding shield and a guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield according to the invention consists in the fact of being economic. Finally, it is clear that the system comprising a sliding shield and a guiding and tensioning retractable device for the sliding shield described and illustrated here can be modified and varied without thereby abandoning the scope of the present invention, as defined in the appended claims.