Patent Number: 6,637,363

Title: Adjustable boat windshield support brace

Abstract: An adjustable windshield brace for boat windshields has sufficientflexibility to permit utilization on the windshields of many boatmanufacturers. The brace is formed of two linearly extending members, oneof which is provided with a bell to receive the other member. The belledbrace member is formed with internal threading to be engageable withcorresponding threads on the other brace member. The threads are finelyformed to permit a linear translational movement of approximatelyone-sixteenth of an inch for each revolution of the brace members. Eachbrace member is provided with a mounting flange pivotally mounted on therespective opposing ends of the brace members to provide an attitudeadjustment of the mounting flanges. Length adjustment and orientationadjustment of one mounting flange relative to the other mounting flange isaccomplished by rotating the threads interengaging the two brace members.This three dimensional adjustment of the windshield brace permits thewindshield brace to be adapted to many different windshieldconfigurations. The belled portion on the one brace member hides thethreads of the other brace member as the windshield brace is extended inlength.

Inventors: Schmitt; Ronald T. (Lancaster, PA), Bender, Jr.; Albert H. (Lebanon, PA)


International Classification: B63B 19/02 (20060101); B63B 19/00 (20060101); B63B 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/22015