Retractable Pintle Patents (Class 16/229)
  • Patent number: 10704177
    Abstract: A washing machine lid and a hinge for attaching the washing machine lid. The washing machine includes a cabinet and a rotatable lid. A hinge rotatably connects the lid to a top panel or front panel of the cabinet. The hinge includes a shaft, a housing defining a cavity for receiving an end of the shaft, and a connecting member extending from the housing such that the housing and the connecting member are rotatable around the shaft. The connecting member includes one or more tabs. The lid includes a pocket, the pocket receives the hinge, the pocket defines one or more sockets for receiving the one or more tabs, and the one or more tabs are biased into engagement with the one or more sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Raymond Mora
  • Patent number: 10610067
    Abstract: A toilet seat has a toilet seat ring and two coaxial hinges which have two mutually spaced-apart bearing pins and hinge sleeves molded onto the toilet seat ring. The two hinge sleeves slide onto the journals from the same side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Karl Watschinger, Peter Mayr
  • Patent number: 10544611
    Abstract: Hinge assemblies having a tub knuckle, a lid leaf and a hinge pin assembly are provided. The tub knuckle has a base, a first pin holder extending from the base and a second pin holder extending from the base and spaced from the first pin holder. The lid leaf has a mounting plate and a pin holder. The hinge pin assembly is movable between a closed position and an open position, and includes a hinge pin and a retainer assembly that can be used to lock the hinge pin assembly in the closed and open positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Donald Wayne Nicholas, III, Matthew David Raetz
  • Patent number: 10399212
    Abstract: A fixture assembly, for use in maintaining a piece of heavy equipment. The fixture assembly includes a first connecting component configured to be connected releasably to a first part of the heavy equipment, and a second connecting component configured to be connected releasably to a second part of the heavy equipment connected to the first part when the heavy equipment is assembled. The fixture assembly also includes a hinge arrangement connecting the first connecting component to the second connecting component. The technology further includes methods for maintaining the heavy equipment using the fixture assembly, such as by separating heavy equipment parts in order to replace a gearbox of the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Gerritt Arie Gouw, James G. Hillaker
  • Patent number: 10151129
    Abstract: A hinge for cold rooms or glass shutters includes a stationary support structure and a shutter movable between an open position and a closed position. The hinge includes a hinge body with a working chamber; a pivot coupled with the hinge body; a cam element unitary with the pivot; a plunger element sliding in the working chamber, the plunger element having a slider with an operative face interacting with the cam element; a counteracting elastic member acting on the plunger element to move it between a position proximal to the bottom wall of the working chamber and a position distal therefrom. The hinge body has a substantially plate-like shape. The cam element includes an elongated appendix extending from the pivot to come in contact engagement with the operative face of the slider. The pivot is placed at one of the side walls of the working chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Luciano Bacchetti
  • Patent number: 9926955
    Abstract: A latch for coupling a first object to a second object is disclosed comprises a primary block coupled to the first object. A locking cam is rotatably coupled to the primary block. A cam track having a sloped surface is in the locking cam. A locking stem slideably engages the primary block and traverses the locking cam. A cam pin is coupled to the locking stem. The cam pin slidably engages the sloped surface for displacing the locking stem between an extended position and a retracted position. A stem head is coupled to the cam pin. A secondary block is coupled to the second object. A cam channel is in the secondary block for receiving the locking stem. A head receiver is in the secondary block for engaging the stem head. The extended position defines an unlocked position and the retracted position defines a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Taylor & Lego Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Taylor, Joel Chartier
  • Patent number: 9926733
    Abstract: A hinge for cold rooms or glass shutters includes a stationary support structure and a shutter movable between an open position and a closed position. The hinge includes a hinge body with a working chamber; a pivot coupled with the hinge body to rotate between the open and the closed positions of the shutter; a cam element unitary with the pivot; a plunger element sliding in the working chamber and having a slider with an operative face interacting with the cam element; a counteracting elastic member acting on the plunger element to move it between a position proximal to the bottom wall of the working chamber and a position distal therefrom. The cam element includes an elongated appendix extending from the pivot to come in contact engagement with the operative face of the slider. The pivot is placed at one of the side walls of the working chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Luciano Bacchetti
  • Patent number: 9903146
    Abstract: A bearing arrangement for a door, in particular for refrigerators or freezers, comprises a bearing pin for rotatably bearing the door, a closing device by means of which the door can be moved over a certain pivoting region in the closing direction through the force of a force accumulator, and a damper for damping a pivoting movement of the door over at least one pivoting region, and the closing device and the damper are oriented in a substantially perpendicular plane with respect to the axis of rotation of the bearing pin, wherein, to move the closing device, a first curved guide which can be moved by the bearing pin is provided and, to move the damper, a second curved guide which can be moved by the bearing pin is provided. As a result, the bearing arrangement can have a particularly compact design, the bearing arrangement being used in particular in a refrigerator or freezer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: HETTICH-ONI GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Martin Nordieker
  • Patent number: 9810012
    Abstract: A hinge for cold rooms or glass shutters includes a stationary support structure and a shutter movable between an open position and a closed position. The hinge includes a hinge body with a working chamber; a pivot coupled with the hinge body; a cam element unitary with the pivot; a plunger element sliding in the working chamber, the plunger element having a slider with an operative face interacting with the cam element; a counteracting elastic member acting on the plunger element to move it between a position proximal to the bottom wall of the working chamber and a position distal therefrom. The hinge body has a substantially plate-like shape. The cam element includes an elongated appendix extending from the pivot to come in contact engagement with the operative face of the slider. The pivot is placed at one of the side walls of the working chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: IN & TEC S.R.L.
    Inventor: Luciano Bacchetti
  • Patent number: 9702177
    Abstract: A hinge for cold rooms or glass shutters includes a stationary support structure and a shutter movable between an open position and a closed position. The hinge includes a hinge body with a working chamber; a pivot coupled with the hinge body to rotate between the open and the closed positions of the shutter; a cam element unitary with the pivot; a plunger element sliding in the working chamber and having a slider with an operative face interacting with the cam element; a counteracting elastic member acting on the plunger element to move it between a position proximal to the bottom wall of the working chamber and a position distal therefrom. The cam element includes an elongated appendix extending from the pivot to come in contact engagement with the operative face of the slider. The pivot is placed at one of the side walls of the working chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Luciano Bacchetti
  • Patent number: 9650820
    Abstract: A structural arrangement is described in pneumatic floor spring of reduced dimensions, which requires a hole in the floor for its installation, providing a shielded structure that prevents the water accumulation, such pneumatic floor spring keeps the door closed by the force exerted by the plunger and when the door is opened, the pin spins along with the cam which, with the double helicoil, pushes the descendent track and the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Mauricio Pereira, Edgar Stuelp, Jr., Saulo Claro Ferreira, Carlos Eduardo De Paulo
  • Patent number: 9612075
    Abstract: A dust cover for a firearm is provided. The cover includes a panel and a first extension extending from the panel and configured for engaging with the firearm to selectively secure the panel to the firearm. The panel is pivotable about the first extension to define a pivot point for pivoting the panel from a first position that encloses an opening or ejection port of the firearm and a second position in which the opening is not enclosed. The first extension is retractable relative to the panel to thereby allow for the selective engagement of the dust cover to the firearm. A related method of installing or replacing the dust cover is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Luther Wilson Stephens, IV
  • Patent number: 9488430
    Abstract: A removable dust gate for an automatic weapon is described. The removable dust gate can include a retractable pivot pin having rod sections with compressible objects therebetween that allow the rod sections to be temporarily pushed together, shortening the length of the retractable pivot pin. When the pivot pin is shortened, it can be placed between two pin ports on the weapon. When released, the pivot pin will engage with the pin ports to secure the dust gate to the weapon in the correct position to engage with the ejection port on the weapon. By shortening the pivot pin, the dust gate can be an easily removed without having to change the design or configuration of current weapons or weapon design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Craig P. Hawley
  • Patent number: 9383084
    Abstract: A system for mounting an industrial light to a fixed surface includes a plurality of spring-loaded pins extending from one of either the industrial light or the fixed surface, and a mounting bracket associated with the other of either the industrial light or the fixed surface. The mounting bracket includes an engagement aperture corresponding to each of the plurality of spring-loaded pins, a retainment aperture associated with each engagement aperture, and an inclined channel connecting each engagement aperture with its associated retainment aperture. A head of each of the spring-loaded pins is inserted through a corresponding one of the engagement apertures and then moved through the associated inclined channel until it is seated within the associated retainment aperture, in order to removably attach the industrial light to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Light Emitting Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Zorak Ter-Hovhannisyan
  • Patent number: 9301413
    Abstract: A mount for mounting a door to rack includes a rack including a first pair of vertically-extending supports, each support including an array of openings; a first mount coupled to the rack at a first position thereon, the first mount including: a first plate extending between the first pair of vertically-extending supports and including a first end and a second end, and a first hinge arm adjustably coupled with the first plate; a second mount coupled to the rack at a second position located below the first position, the second mount including: a second plate extending between the first pair of vertically-extending supports and including a first end and a second end, and a second hinge arm adjustably coupled with the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, Jason E. Minyard, Camillo Sassano, Joni E. Saylor
  • Patent number: 8936330
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus is provided that includes a cabinet configured to define a profile thereof, the cabinet including a laundry introduction opening formed therein, a door configured to open and close the laundry introduction opening, a hinge including a first pivot to rotate the door along a first rotational direction and a second pivot to rotate the door along a second rotational direction that is different from the first rotational direction, a guide part installed in the cabinet having a guide groove recessed a predetermined depth therein, and a connection part installed in the door, the connection part including a guide projection received in the guide groove of which a moving path is guided, and an opening angle of the opening being variable based on positions of the guide projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kihyuk Kim, Seunghyun Song, Minjung You, Yongcheol Jin, Eunyoung Jee, Hongjun Cho, Sanghun Bae, Donghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8833712
    Abstract: A pole assembly to be mounted on a supporting platform to support photovoltaic modules includes a supporting pole, a fixing pole pivotably attached to the supporting pole, a first mounting member fixed on the supporting platform, and a second mounting member fixed on the supporting platform. The first mounting member defines a locking slot. A pin is attached to one end of the supporting pole opposite to the fixing pole. The pin is locked into the locking slot of the first mounting member. One end of the fixing pole opposite to the supporting pole is fixed to the second mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng Li
  • Patent number: 8752246
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus excellent in workability in mounting a lid to an apparatus housing. The electronic apparatus comprises a housing having a pair of bearing portions, and a battery lid unit having a pair of shafts for being rotatably fitted in the bearing portions, respectively. A movable shaft of the shafts is axially retractable, and the battery lid unit is openable and closable with respect to the housing about the shafts. An urging spring has a contact portion for contact with the housing, and urges the battery lid unit in an opening direction with respect to the housing. The contact portion is moved according to retraction of the movable shaft such that an urging range through which the urging member urges the lid in the opening direction becomes smaller than a range of the pivotal motion of the lid with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Inoue, Satoshi Kawase
  • Patent number: 8732906
    Abstract: A locking hinge including barrel members with a cylindrical female recess and a multi-sided center bore. A medial barrel member has a center bore and first and second cylindrical male portions rotatably inserted into one of the female recesses, and a multi-sided center bore, such that the bores are in axial alignment. First and second hinge pins have a cylindrical portion and a multi-sided portion slidably inserted through the aligned multi-sided center bores. A spring disposed in the medial barrel member urges the hinge pins apart. When in a fully locked configuration, the multi-sided portions of the hinge pins engage the multi-sided center bore of a male portion and a barrel member; when in an unlocked configuration, at least one or both of the hinge pins is depressed such that its multi-sided portion is disengaged from the multi-sided center bore of the barrel member through which it is slidably inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jan Van Gennep
  • Patent number: 8656558
    Abstract: A locking hinge with a sliding hinge pin that selectively places the hinge in either a locked or unlocked configuration. The hinge pin includes cylindrical and contoured upper and lower exterior parts that cooperate with contoured upper and lower portions of the interior wall of the lower and upper sleeve members of the hinge. When in the locked configuration the lower contoured part of the hinge pin engages the contoured portion of the lower sleeve member and the upper contoured part engages the contoured portion of the interior wall of the upper sleeve, and in the unlocked configuration the lower contoured part of the hinge pin does not engage the contoured portion of the interior wall of the lower sleeve and the upper contoured part of the hinge pin does not engage the contoured portion of the interior wall of the upper sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jan Van Gennep
  • Patent number: 8359709
    Abstract: A door hinge assembly with hinge members having axially aligned cylindrical passages with interior surface shape, and a selectively depressible hinge pin with an exterior shape that matches the interior hinge member passages so as to permit selective locking of the hinge members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Jan Van Gennep
  • Patent number: 8302808
    Abstract: A closure device includes: a main body having first and second shoulders; a door secured rotatably to the main body and having first and second door edges; an engaging member; an engaging mechanism; and a second pivot axle. The first shoulder and the first door edge respectively have a through hole and a first axle hole. The engaging member and the engaging mechanism are disposed respectively at an inner side of the main body. The engaging member includes a first pivot axle extending through the through hole and the first axle hole, and a positioning piece extending radially from the first pivot axle and engaging the engaging mechanism. One of the second shoulder and the second door edge has a second axle hole, while the other of the second shoulder and the second door edge has the second pivot axle extending through the second axle hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Hsien Lin, Yung-Feng Lin, Zhong-Hui Mao
  • Patent number: 8161602
    Abstract: A hinge assembly includes a mounting sleeve defining a pivoting hole, a fastening seat, an elastic member, and a right side cover. The pivoting hole is enclosed by an interior peripheral wall. The interior peripheral wall defines a stopping slot. The fastening seat defines a fastening hole. The elastic member is received in the mounting sleeve. The right side cover includes a pole. The pole includes a first resisting bar and a second resisting bar. The pole is received in the pivoting hole and the fastening hole. The first resisting bar is slidably embedded in the stopping slot. The elastic member compresses the first resisting bar to abut against the fastening seat. When the first resisting bar slides out of the fastening hole and abuts against the fastening seat, the second resisting bar is slidably embedded in the stopping slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Publication number: 20100175221
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hinge arrangement of a door (14) for closing off an opening, such as a housing opening, partition opening, wall opening, or the like, having at least one pivot pin (18a) that is connected to the door (14) and oriented vertically in the direction of the housing (22), wherein the pin can be engaged in a pivot pin receptacle (20a) on the housing (22). The pivot pin (18a) can be moved from a retracted position, in which the pivot pin (18a) is not engaged in the pivot pin receptacle (20a), by vertical displacement into an extended position in which the pivot pin (18a) is engaged in the pivot pin receptacle (20a) and is rotatably supported therein. A releasable, spring-loaded locking device (41) acts on the pivot pin (18a) and holds the pivot pin (18a) in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Reimar Claes
  • Patent number: 7481026
    Abstract: A new and improved window assembly includes a window frame, and a window sash having an open-tilted and a closed position. The window sash has pivot pins that engage kidney shaped receptacles located on the window frame. The kidney shaped receptacles permit movement of the window sash into the open-tilted or closed position. The design of the present invention minimizes the parts needed to assemble the window assembly making such a window assembly cheaper to manufacture and easier to assemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: BB Plastics, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Arthur Silverman
  • Publication number: 20080295285
    Abstract: A hinge pin for use with a hinge section having a bore. The hinge pin includes a hinge pin body dimensioned to fit within a bore of a hinge section and a clip having a first end attached to the hinge pin body, the clip extending along the hinge pin body and configured to be located outside the hinge section when the hinge pin body is within the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc
    Inventors: Joshua Daniel Clymer, David Lee Schaefbauer, Marcus Adrian Koukkari
  • Patent number: 7380314
    Abstract: A mobile phone has a cover, a body and a hinge. The cover has a first bearing with a first cavity. The body has a second bearing with a second cavity and a locking plate at two opposite corners thereof. The hinge includes a transverse shaft being inserted in the first cavity, a vertical shaft extending perpendicularly from one end of the transverse shaft and being inserted in the second cavity, and a locking mechanism being inserted in the first cavity and fixed on the other end of the transverse shaft. The locking mechanism can lock with the locking plate to make the cover be stacked on the body stably. Furthermore, the cover can be firstly rotated vertically 180 degrees about the transverse shaft and then rotated horizontally 180 degrees about the axis of the vertical shaft to make the cover and the body be arranged side by side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo-Wei Hung
  • Patent number: 7343644
    Abstract: A fitting for an all-glass door with an upper bearing which substantially includes a fitting body with a glass receptacle and/or a clamping device for a glass leaf and with a bearing pin for engagement in a counterbearing at an overpanel or in a frame. The bearing pin is displaceable in a pocket hole. To provide a fitting that resists intrusion after the glass door is installed, the bearing pin of the fitting is secured in such a way that the glass leaf is prevented from being lifted out when the all-glass door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Dorma GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Hubert Elmer
  • Patent number: 7193847
    Abstract: A blade server system is described. The blade server system includes a main chassis, a rear module chassis and a mid-plane. The main chassis is formed with slots into which a plurality of sever blades are slidablely inserted from the front end of the main chassis. The rear module chassis is removablely mounted to the rear end of the main chassis, and divided into plural partitions for housing different component modules. The mid-plane is mounted to an end of the rear module chassis, and includes a first face and an opposite second face. The first face has plural connectors electrically connected to the server blades and the second face has plural connectors electrically connected to the component modules. Therefore, when maintenance is needed for the mid-plane, the service engineer only needs to withdraw the entire rear module chassis as a whole, without the need to remove the individual component modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Yuan-Chen Liang, Yung-Lung Liu, Hsueh-Chin Lu, Chao-Jung Chen
  • Patent number: 7178292
    Abstract: A door can be opened from either direction, from the left or the right. A double direction opening mechanism for a door has a first and second hinge pairs (5, 6), a first and a second hinge pin drive mechanism (7, 8), and a first and a second handle (91, 92). When either the first or the second handle (91, 92) is selectively operated, either the first or the second hinge pin pair (53, 63) is drawn out from either the first or the second hinge pair (5, 6). Then, a door (3) is rotated for opening/closing about either or the hinge pin pairs (53, 63) joined to the other of the first or the second hinge pair (5, 6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Takigen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akifumi Yamada
  • Patent number: 7100243
    Abstract: This is a device, which will allow a gate to be closed or open or set in a position to provide a means of ingress and egress to a particular facility. This would include warehouses, maintenance yards, farms and any sort of delivery facilities and other industrial sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventor: Mason F. Platzke
  • Patent number: 7000290
    Abstract: A lockable hinge for preventing opening of a door wherein the fixed and pivoting hinge plates have solid, torque resistant knuckles with aligned passages configured in non circular shapes to permit insertion of a complementary hinge pin thereby preventing opening of the door. The passage may be further configured to permit insertion of a circular hinge pin to selectively allow normal opening and closing of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: James W. Ace
  • Patent number: 6978516
    Abstract: Apparatus for controlling various and different movements of a door, said apparatus having a door hinge assembly with a hinge pin having a plurality of bearing surfaces to reduce stress and wear on a hinge pin housing, a torque mechanism for pre-torquing and torquing a hinged door, a door leveling mechanism that operates at the top of the door while the door remains closed, and a semi-automated mechanism that holds the door 90 degrees open and releases the door for closing by said torque mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Commercial Display Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Fernando Calderon, Duane Beswick, Greg Pastor
  • Patent number: 6955205
    Abstract: A panel system comprises at least one bi-fold panel assembly (2, 3) of two panels hinged together along one edge (18) of each so as to be foldable thereabout, with at least one edge (20, 22, 24, 26) of the bi-fold panel assembly (2, 3) supported by a hinge device (30, 32, 34, 36) comprising two parallel pivot supports spaced apart in a plane orthogonal to pivot axes thereof, and a connecting link for in-situ connection therebetween. Hence the bi-fold panel assembly (2, 3) can be optionally connected in-situ by the connecting link to thereby obtain optional configurations of the panel system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Aluminum Systems NZ Limited
    Inventor: Warren Paul Lewis
  • Patent number: 6907641
    Abstract: A bracket that conveys repeated lateral forces on a bi-fold door from an overhead channel on a bi-fold door doorjamb through a common peg and roller to the bi-fold doors without damaging the door. The bracket comprises a horizontal edge plate and a broad vertical brace plate meeting orthogonally at a bracket corner. The horizontal edge plate has a vertical tubular post extending upwardly therefrom for receiving the peg and roller. Alternatively, the horizontal edge plate may have a hole no larger than the drilled hole in the door top edge in which the peg may be is received. To align the brace plate hole with the door hole the bracket may include a vertical edge plate orthogonal to both the horizontal edge plate and the vertical brace plate, extending between them. The vertical edge plate then measures the distance from the door side edge to the door hole as the same distance between the bracket vertical edge plate and the bracket peg hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Inventor: James P Liles
  • Patent number: 6786532
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for truck utility bodies. The hinge assembly comprising three female hinges, a male hinge, and a hinge pin aligned along the pivot axis of door of the truck utility body. The hinge assembly is mounted inside the utility body of the truck, thereby eliminating the problems associated with externally mounted hinge assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Eric Christopher McNally
  • Patent number: 6609335
    Abstract: A door supporting device for supporting a door in a door frame is disclosed. The device includes an upper unit, which further includes a frame attachment member to be fixed to a door frame header; a frame-side connector member rotatably connected to the frame attachment member and having an adjuster aperture; a door-side connector member connected to a rotation shaft extending from the door and detachably connected to the frame-side connector member; and an eccentric bolt connected to the frame attachment member through the adjuster aperture. The eccentric bolt is exposed from the adjuster aperture with a portion of the eccentric bolt being in contact with periphery of the adjuster aperture. Rotation of the eccentric bolt makes the frame-side connector member to rotate to adjust alignment of the door with respect to the door frame in a direction of depth of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Japan Uniflow Col, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yutaka Hyakkoku
  • Publication number: 20030115717
    Abstract: The invention concerns a hinge comprising two hinge parts (1,2) connected by a hinge pen (3), whereby the hinge pen (3) is provided with a stop (5) on one far end with which it will be situated against a hinge part (1). The other far end of the hinge pen (3) is fixed in relation to the other hinge part (2) by means of a somewhat springy bush (6) which catches in a groove (11) in said hinge pen (3) with at least one inwardly directed protrusion (9) on the one hand, and which is situated against an edge (2A) of the aforesaid other hinge part (2) with at least one outwardly directed protrusion (8,8A;9) on the other hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventor: Remi Emiel Van Parys
  • Patent number: 6539579
    Abstract: A hinge giving a neat look to a mounting area of a door is not exposed to an outer surface of the door. The hinge has a hinge spindle unit, buried flush with top and bottom lines on a fixed end of the door and disposed so as to allow protrusion and retraction of a spindle, and a hinge body unit, buried at a position facing the hinge spindle unit of the open frame and in which is inserted the protruding spindle, supporting the door to allow it to open and close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Osaka Kanagu Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Saburo Minami
  • Patent number: 6438800
    Abstract: A door hinge assembly for use in an electrical appliance cabinet includes a door hinge member having a door plate attached to one side of an elbow, a hinge pin sleeve attached to the opposite side of the elbow, and a flange extending upwardly from the elbow. A hinge pin is removably engageable with the hinge pin sleeve, which is further removably engageable with a top edge on the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Amit Narang, Pankaj Gupta, Edgar Yee, David Thorn, Gilbert A. Soares, Harry Marvin, Robert Bruce Wallace
  • Publication number: 20020095744
    Abstract: A door hinge assembly for use in an electrical appliance cabinet includes a door hinge member having a door plate attached to one side of an elbow, a hinge pin sleeve attached to the opposite side of the elbow, and a flange extending upwardly from the elbow. A hinge pin is removably engageable with the hinge pin sleeve, which is further removably engageable with a top edge on the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Amit Narang, Pankaj Gupta, Edgar Yee, David Thorn, Gilbert A. Soares, Harry Marvin, Robert Bruce Wallace
  • Patent number: 6418590
    Abstract: A fitting and method for repairing and reinforcing a bifold door panel such the door retains a pivot pin. The fitting is L-shaped with two legs, each of which has a flange along one side edge. Openings are provided in the legs for registry with a pivot hole in the door panel. Other openings are provided in the legs and flanges for a plurality of screws for mounting the fitting to the door panel. The pivot pin is housed in a sleeve with a flange which abuts an outer surface of the leg when the pin is received in the opening in registry with the pivot hole, for holding the pivot pin upright in the pivot hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Inventors: Juanda J. Nipper, Stephanie A. Stafford
  • Patent number: 6338182
    Abstract: A computer has a base and a speaker pivotably attached to the base via a hinge assembly. A cable extends through the hinge assembly to electrically connect the base and the speaker. The hinge assembly includes a pair of bushings fixed to the base, a sleeve fixed to the speaker and a pair of shafts. The pair of shafts is retained in opposite ends of the sleeve and is rotatably received in the bushings for pivotably attaching the speaker to the base. An aperture is defined in one of the bushings, a notch is defined in the sleeve, and a bore is defined through the shaft for providing access to the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Hung Tseng, Nien Chiang Liao
  • Patent number: 6330161
    Abstract: A computer is disclosed having a power supply assembly that may be rotated into a first position for operating the computer, rotated into a second position for servicing components within the computer, or removed from the computer quickly and easily. The power supply assembly is mounted to a chassis via first and second pivot pins that define an axis of rotation and engage first and second bearing surfaces. The first pivot pin may be disengaged from the first bearing surface without removing a fastener. In one embodinent, the first pivot pin is disengaged from the first bearing surface by relative movement between the first pivot pin and the first bearing surface along the axis of rotation. In another embodiment, the first pivot pin is disengaged from the first bearing surface by passing it through a slot in the bearing surface orthogonal to the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Darren B Smith, Ronald P Dean, Samuel M Babb
  • Publication number: 20010011405
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a hinge giving a neat look to the mounting area of a door without being exposed to the outer surface of the door, the hinge being composed of a hinge spindle unit, buried flush with the top and bottom lines on the fixed end of the door and disposed in a way to allow protrusion and retraction of the spindle, and a hinge body unit, buried at a position facing the hinge spindle unit of the open frame and in which is inserted the protruding spindle, and supporting the door in a way to open and close.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Publication date: August 9, 2001
    Inventor: Saburo Minami
  • Patent number: 6233784
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a hinge for releasably attaching two components in pivotable relation comprising a first member having a detent on a flexible arm, said arm being movable from an engagement to a disengagement position, and a stop member being adaptable from a static position adjacent the flexible arm to prohibit movement thereof when the flexible arm is in the engagement position to a retracted position allowing movement of the flexible arm into the disengagement position; and a second member corresponding to the first member having a fixed post including cooperating means for engagement of said detent when the flexible arm is in its engagement position. The stop member also preferably has a retention catch thereon which bears against the flexible arm to restrain the flexible arm in its disengagement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Bassel H. Daoud
  • Patent number: 6205616
    Abstract: The present invention is about an improved pivot bearing for door frames with a spring installed within, such that a protruding pivotal portion is made elastic, facilitating easy assembly of shelves and cabinets. In assembling shelves and cabinets, various boards are connected first, only thereafter are the door frames, equipped with the pivotal bearing of the present invention, installed in place. In this manner, the assembly of shelves and cabinets is made easier, fulfilling the purpose and object of Do-It-Yourself design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Kenmark Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: James Hwang
  • Patent number: 6119307
    Abstract: An overhead door having two tracks each of which is designed to be mounted on the side of an opening in a building. Each track has a script-v shape in cross-section, and a groove or channel that runs along its longitudinal axis. One or more panels are positioned between the tracks and coupled to each other. Each panel has a multiple-layer design that provides superior insulation. At least two plungers are positioned on each panel and each plunger has a first end which is biased in a first position. In the first position, the first end of the plunger rides within the channel of the track. The plungers are designed with a low-friction tip that wears away after repeatedly traveling in the channel of the track. The plungers may be designed to release from the track when the panel on which they are mounted is impacted, to rotate in whole or in part as they travel in a channel of a track, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: United Dominion Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William B. Weishar, Jeremy Becker, Eric Westfall
  • Patent number: 6070293
    Abstract: A hinge assembly, which permits convenient assembly and disassembly by simple push operations, includes a first part to be secured to a body member and carrying a hinge pin, and a second part to be secured to a pivotal member and carrying a socket for pivotally receiving the hinge pin of the first part. The hinge pin is retractably mounted to the first part so as to be movable to an extended, operative position receivable within the socket of the second part for pivotally mounting the pivotal member to the base member, and to a retracted, released position spaced from the socket of the second part for permitting removal of the pivotal member from the body member. Also described is a cabinet with at least one such hinge assembly on each of the two opposite edges of the main cabinet section and cover section, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: ECI Telecom, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jacob Schreiber
  • Patent number: 6059238
    Abstract: An armrest mounting system in which one of an armrest mounting bracket or armrest includes spring-loaded pins and the other of the bracket and armrest includes apertures to receive the pins as the armrest is inserted into the mounting bracket. The pins extend into the associated aperture providing a pivotal interface between the armrest and mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Prince Corporation
    Inventors: Gareth W. Reynolds, Dennis R. Venuto, Virgil A. Iliescu