US 11,653,784 B2
Drapery bladed drive coupler
Willis J. Mullet, Gulf Breeze, FL (US); Scott Hand, Pace, FL (US); and Jon Smidt, Crestview, FL (US)
Assigned to Current Products Corp., Pensacola, FL (US)
Filed by Current Products Corp., Pensacola, FL (US)
Filed on Sep. 5, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/562,009.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/727,918, filed on Sep. 6, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0077829 A1, Mar. 12, 2020
Int. Cl. A47H 5/06 (2006.01); A47H 1/02 (2006.01); A47H 5/02 (2006.01)
CPC A47H 5/06 (2013.01) [A47H 1/02 (2013.01); A47H 2001/0215 (2013.01); A47H 2005/025 (2013.01)] 31 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
29. A drapery system comprising:
a drapery rod;
the drapery rod extending a length from a first end to a second end;
the drapery rod operatively connected to a structure by a first bracket and a second bracket;
the drapery rod having an exterior surface;
wherein the exterior surface of the drapery rod is generally cylindrical in shape;
the exterior surface of the drapery rod having a guide structure;
wherein the guide structure is configured to move shade material along the length of the drapery rod between an open position and a closed position when rotated;
the drapery rod having an interior surface that forms a hollow interior;
the interior surface of the drapery rod having a plurality of helical impressions that protrude inward into the hollow interior of the drapery rod;
the plurality of helical impressions having an inward most edge;
a drive coupler;
the drive coupler having a main body formed of compressible non-metallic material;
the drive coupler having a plurality of connection members formed of metallic material;
a motor;
the motor operatively coupled to the drive coupler;
wherein when the drive coupler is inserted within the hollow interior of the drapery rod the main body compresses and the plurality of connection members bite and hold onto the inward most edge of at least one of the plurality of helical impressions;
wherein when the motor operates the drive coupler rotates;
wherein rotation of the drive coupler causes rotation of the drapery rod.