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Handle for attaching protective covers, especially for vehicles

Description: The invention is a handle integrated with the paving that fastens the car cover. The handle can be embedded in any paving stone with a prepared socket. Thanks to the use of such holders, it is possible to prepare a parking space for using the cover on any vehicle. This eliminates the need to tie the cover to the elements of the vehicle and protects the cover from being blown away by the wind. The costs of the implementation are low compared to other car cover methods and can be introduced in almost every parking space.

The handle according to the invention consists of a housing (2) and a handle (7). The housing (2) is inseparably mounted in the socket (1a) of the paving stone (1), which is a rectangular recess with the dimensions and shape of the housing (2). The housing (2) has the form of a cube with a rectangular base open at the top. There are sockets (2a) for mounting screws (6) in the corners. In the bottom of the housing there are holes for water drainage (8). Drainage holes (8a) in the paving stones are also made here. Inside the housing (2) four springs (4) are attached to cylindrical splines (3a) forming part of the protection plate (3), which are arranged symmetrically in relation to two planes passing through the housing (2). On the described four springs (4) there is a securing plate (3). This plate is pressed by springs (4) to the cover (5). The lid (5) is attached to the housing (2) from above. This plate is in the form of a flat rectangular plate with four holes (5b) located in the corners, and in the center of the lid (5) there is a hole (5a) for the handle (7), the hole (5a) has an outline that prevents it from moving handle (7) in a straight line from position (A) to position (B). The cover (5), through the holes (5b), is fixed in the holes (2b) of the housing (2) with screws (6). In the opening (5a) of the lid (5), a hook (7) is mounted, made of flexible material, consisting of a shaped element (7a) mounted on an oval base (7b). There is a groove (7c) in the handle that allows the cover to be inserted. The cover with the handle can be connected by means of an adhesive or by means of seams made through holes (7d). The shape of the handle base (7b) should allow the handle to be inserted from the outside into position (A), moved to position (B) and prevent it from moving out of position (B) without moving it to position (A). How does t work? The springs (4) press the locking plate (3) against the lid (5). The springs (4) work independently, so when inserted into the cover holder (7), they prevent it from slipping out. From the top, the outer cover (5) is fastened to the housing (2) with four screws (6). A labyrinth-shaped hole is cut in the lid (5), which, similarly to the arrangement of springs, secures the lid's fastening against slipping out. If the cover holder (7) is not installed in the device, the springs (3) press the protection plate (4) to the cover (5) preventing dirt or leaves from getting inside the device. Holes (8a) should be drilled in the paving slab to allow drainage of water from the inside of the casing.

Organisation: Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology

Innovator(s): MichaƂ Stopel

Category: Home and Lifestyle

Country: Poland

Bronze Award