Including Adjustment For Changing Relative Orientation Of Hinged Members Patents (Class 16/235)
  • Patent number: 10342148
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a second body, an electrical connection element, and a hinge structure. The electrical connection element is configured to electrically connect the first body with the second body. The hinge structure is configured to pivot the first body with the second body. The hinge structure includes two mounting bases, two first linking assemblies, and a second linking assembly. Each of the mounting bases is connected to the first body and the second body. The two first linking assemblies are respectively pivoted to the two mounting bases. The second linking assembly is disposed between the two mounting bases, and two opposite terminals of the second linking assembly are movably connected to the two mounting bases respectively. The second linking assembly has a receding space configured to accommodate a portion of the electrical connection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Sheng-Hung Wang, Hui-Lian Chang, Ming-Wang Lin, Pan-Jen Chen, Wei-Lung Huang, Ting-Hui Liao
  • Patent number: 10246918
    Abstract: A door hinge (1) or window hinge (1) having two hinge parts (2,4) which are operatively connected to one another so as to be rotatable about a common hinge axis (2), wherein at least one door-or-window-side first hinge part (3) has a plate-like portion (8) which interacts in a fixedly and releasably connectable manner with a holding piece (9) which can be inserted into a groove in the end side of the door or window, wherein the plate-like portion (8) is oriented in an imaginary plane running parallel to the hinge axis (2) and is adjustable with respect to the holding piece (9) in an imaginary plane running at a right angle to the plane of the plate-like portion (8), and wherein an adjustment screw (11) can be screwed into at least one thread (1) of the holding piece (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SFS intec Holding AG
    Inventor: Fabio Polo Friz
  • Patent number: 10240377
    Abstract: Provided is a hinge device easy to machine and manufacture. A shaft guiding recessed section and a fitting recessed section are formed on a first face of substrate of a hinge device base. As a first position adjusting mechanism, a substrate side guiding section is provided on a bottom face of the shaft guiding recessed section, and a first adjusting shaft is provided between the substrate and a first movable member. A first shaft-side guiding section of the first adjusting shaft engages with the substrate side guiding section by being accommodated in the shaft guiding recessed section, and a first shaft part of the first adjusting shaft rotatably engages with the first movable member. A fitting section is provided in the first movable member, and the fitting section is inserted into the fitting recessed section so as to be able to slide in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SUGATSUNE KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Arai
  • Patent number: 9939851
    Abstract: An electronic device and a hinge thereof are disclosed. The hinge includes a base, a first link, a second link, a third link and an elastic member. The first link is pivoted to the base and rotatable about a first axis. The first link includes a first groove. The second link is pivoted to the base and rotatable about a second axis. The third link includes a first end pivoted to the second link and a second end slidably joined to the first groove. The elastic member is disposed between the second link and the third link and propped against the second link and the third link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Hao Lan, Tzu-Fang Huang, Jyh-Chyang Tzou, Hsin Yeh
  • Patent number: 9816302
    Abstract: An external hinge is provided for pivotally connecting a door to a sidewall while obtaining at least 180 degrees of opening movement or degree of rotation. The external hinge is substantially concealed behind the sidewall and the door in a fully closed position of the door. In one embodiment, the external hinge comprises a first curved arm extending between a first pivot pin of a first part mounted on an interior surface of the sidewall and a second pivot pin of a second part mounted on an interior surface of the door. The external hinge further comprises a second curved arm extending between a third pivot pin of the first part mounted on the interior surface of the sidewall and a fourth pivot pin of the second part mounted on the interior surface of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Shepherd
  • Patent number: 9790719
    Abstract: A corner fitting for a door element to be disposed on a center of rotation or an axis, including first and second fitting elements, which, at least sectionwise, each include a locating portion for the abutment against the door element, and are interconnectable while restraining the door element in a restraining area. The fitting elements delimit the restraining area, including at least one attaching unit for reliably clamping the door element between the fitting elements. The attaching unit includes first attaching means, disposed at the first fitting element and/or at the second fitting element, and second attaching means, disposed at the second fitting element and/or at the first fitting element. The attaching means are non-positively and/or positively interconnected. The first attaching means includes an engagement area, into which the second attaching means acts, wherein the engagement area extends at least partially into the restraining area via the locating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: DORMA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Kenan Aykas
  • Patent number: 9689521
    Abstract: A fastening device for fastening an elastic hang-on part for hanging at least a part of an exhaust system on a motor vehicle is provided. The fastening device includes a flange part having a first holding pin, and a mounting part having a second holding pin, wherein the first holding pin and the second holding pin are adapted to, together, hold the elastic hang-on part, wherein the flange part includes a first side portion and a flange plate, wherein the first holding pin extends substantially perpendicular away from the first side portion and the flange plate extends substantially perpendicular in the same direction as the first holding pin away from the first side portion, and wherein the mounting part includes a second side portion and a mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Anvis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Noll, Volker Kalkhof
  • Patent number: 9649917
    Abstract: A vehicle resin back door structure includes a back door panel made of resin, which has a first opening, and of which a marginal edge portion that forms the first opening is formed in a closed sectional shape; a bracket made of metal, which is fixed inside the closed section of the marginal edge portion, and of which a portion is exposed by a second opening formed in the marginal edge portion; and a back window glass of which a peripheral edge portion is joined to the marginal edge portion including the portion of the bracket that is exposed by the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Tatsuya Ayukawa
  • Patent number: 9611603
    Abstract: A tool with a handle having a main shaft extending from the handle that is angled to form a secondary shaft having a second end wherein the angle between the main shaft and the secondary shaft is such that when a person grips the handle the secondary shaft forms an angle with a ground surface that is substantially a right angle. The secondary shaft is adapted to mount a second shaft which may have either a two piece blade that is articulated on the secondary shaft with moveable attachments to form either a flat blade for pushing snow or a V-shaped blade for pushing through snow, where in either configuration, the snow blade is substantially completely in contact with the ground surface or a rake for moving outdoor debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Don Fernandez, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9476239
    Abstract: A gate comprises a spring-loaded hinge arrangement defining a rotational axis. A gate structure having a first support arm connected to a first end of the hinge arrangement is also provided. The gate structure is rotatable about the rotational axis. A spring-loaded hinge arrangement includes an outer hinge tube fixedly connectable to an adjacent structure and an inner hinge tube received in the outer hinge tube. The inner hinge tube has a first portion and a second portion movable with respect to each other, the second portion of the inner hinge tube being fixed with respect to the outer hinge tube and the first portion of the inner hinge tube being fixed with respect to the support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Safe Rack LLC
    Inventors: Robert W. Honeycutt, Carson Allan Jones
  • Patent number: 9415815
    Abstract: A system using pairs of symmetrical aerodynamic devices (1) and (2) that affects the axial, the lateral response and handling of road vehicles. The symmetrical, dihedral revolving surfaces are controlled in an active and adaptive way, and are deployed independently, or in tandem, as a result of the drivers' control inputs (steering and braking), affecting the formation of the trailing vortices generated by the vehicle. Depending on the rotation of the devices, about axes (16) and (17), the concave and/or the convex sides of the aerodynamic surfaces, which are created by the dihedral angle (9), are exposed to the on-coming air flow. Their angular positioning, their orientation, and the semi-permeable condition of their central cavities (13), via the central cavity relief openings (11) and holes (14), determine the generation of drag and side forces differentially, by affecting the formation of the trailing vortices, and thus affecting the vehicles' handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Dimitrios A. Hatzikakidis
  • Patent number: 9372504
    Abstract: A multi display apparatus is provided. The multi display apparatus includes a first display device and a second display device arranged adjacent to each other, and a hinge device provided to rotate the first display device and the second display device relative to each other, wherein the hinge device includes a first hinge member fixed to the first display device, and a second hinge member fixed to the second display device and connected to the first hinge member such that the second hinge member is movable in a circumferential direction with respect to an interface between adjacent side surfaces of the first display device and the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Hoon Han, Young Tai Kim
  • Patent number: 9299328
    Abstract: A tilter for a stand, in particular a cymbal stand, comprises two elements being movable relative to each other, a connecting means connecting the moveable elements to each other, a locking means for reversibly fixing the position of the movable elements with respect to each other, as well as at least one friction means arranged between the movable elements. In a fixed position of the locking means, the friction means is in frictional contact with a peripheral surface of at least one of the movable elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: GEWA MUSIC GMBH
    Inventors: Ruben Steinhauser, Winfried Holl
  • Publication number: 20150143666
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a closing sequence control for a double-leaf door, including a door having an inactive leaf and an active leaf, the door leaves thereof being movable by respectively one overhead door closer being mounted to the push-side of the door leaves at the inactive leaf and at the active leaf, wherein each overhead door closer includes a closer shaft, which is connected to the one end of a pivoting arm, which in turn, with its other end, is longitudinally movable guided in a frame-fixed guiding rail via a sliding member, and the sliding member, associated to the active leaf, is connected to a clamping rod which is supported in the guiding rail, which rod can be charged by a clamping element, which, when the inactive leaf is in the closing condition, is maintained in a releasing position by means of a trigger element, and, during an opening movement of the inactive leaf, it can be transferred into a blocking position by means of the trigger element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Bernd WINKLER
  • Patent number: 8967569
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support structure. A main hinge of the structure is installed with a stop mechanism, so when an object to be supported is placed at a higher location while being in an unfolding state, the object to be supported is restrained from being rotated from a vertical state to a horizontal folding state, thereby preventing falling due to the unstable gravity center; when a connection unit is folded towards a base, an upper end of a first auxiliary connection member links the stop mechanism to rotate for gradually altering the stopping location, so the object to be supported is enabled to be horizontally folded; as such, the object to be supported can be maintained in a stable state during the folding process, thereby preventing the occurrence of falling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Jarllytec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 8944394
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a hinge for movably connecting a first panel to a second panel, the hinge comprising first and second spaced apart hinge members, each hinge member being connectable to the respective first and second panels; and a connector located between the hinge members, the connector having a pin member which connects the hinge members together to permit selective movement of the first panel relative to the second panel about multiple axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Maax Bath Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph D. Berger
  • Patent number: 8941554
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to an anti-backlash component. In one embodiment, the anti-backlash component includes a housing, the housing comprising a first threaded opening and a second opening, a bolt coupled to the housing through the first threaded opening and the second opening, the bolt comprising a spherical end, a nut coupled to the bolt and an exterior side of the second opening of the housing and a socket coupled to the spherical end of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Pro Band International, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Christie
  • Patent number: 8925150
    Abstract: An adjustable hinge for doors or windows is described. The adjustable hinge has hinge elements, a tubular cover, a plug and a wall. The hinge elements connect to a fixed frame of a door or a window and mobile frame of the door or the window. The hinge elements are pivotally connected through a pin that is engaged in a housing formed inside the hinge elements. The tubular cover covers the hinge elements which are associated with a locking means. The plug has a channel and is used to engage the housing of the hinge elements with the locking means. The adjustable hinge can also be transversally adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: FAPIM S.p.A.
    Inventor: Sergio Pacini
  • Publication number: 20140325792
    Abstract: A hinge device for mounting a motor vehicle door on a bodywork is proposed. The hinge device includes a hinge component which is screwed to the vehicle door. By means of two articulated joints, the component is articulated on the bodywork. Each of the two articulated joints has an axis of articulation. The two axes of articulation are intersecting and extending preferably perpendicular to each other. The hinge component to be mounted to the door is provided with a protrusion which is moved, during the opening movement, in a guideway attached to the bodywork. The form of the guideway is decisive for the opening movement of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Klaus Wohlfarth
    Inventors: Thomas WURST, Gerlando Pace, Michael Spinner
  • Publication number: 20140215923
    Abstract: The hinge has a bracket for mounting on a door frame, an adjusting plate for securement to a door, a flange pivotally mounted on the bracket and disposed over the adjusting plate and captive nut assemblies for securing the flange to the adjusting plate in a releasable longitudinally adjustable manner. Loosening of the captive nut assemblies allows the door to be moved laterally of the frame before tightening of the captive nut assemblies fixes the door relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Brion Gompper
  • Publication number: 20140215759
    Abstract: There is disclosed an anti-sag hinge (10) which includes a mounting flange assembly (12) pivotally coupled to a strap assembly (15). The strap assembly includes a strap (31) extending from a cylinder portion (32). The strap includes elongated mounting holes (69), an adjustment screw boss (70) having a passageway (71), and a moveable adjustment bracket (77) having an adjustment screw mounting flange (78) with a threaded screw hole (79) therein in which is threadably mounted an adjustment screw (80). The adjustment screw has a head (81), a bearing flange (82), a neck (83), and a threaded shaft (84). A removable spacer (86) has a U-shaped gripping portion (87) which is snap fitted onto a portion of the threaded shaft between the bearing flange and the adjustment bracket screw flange. The adjustment bracket includes four mounting holes (88) extending therethrough and generally in alignment with strap elongated mounting holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: KASON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Brett A. Mitchell, Jeffrey E. Underwood
  • Publication number: 20140178123
    Abstract: Disclosed is a ratchet for a frame system including at least a first frame section and a second frame section, the ratchet including a ratchet mount affixable to the first frame section; a ratchet hinge that is rotatably associated with said ratchet mount, said ratchet hinge being affixable to the second frame section; and a ratchet locking device configured to releasably lock said ratchet hinge at desirable angles relative to said ratchet mount. Further disclosed is a frame system with foldable features, the system including a first frame section rotatably associated with a second frame section via a ratchet, said ratchet allowing said first frame section and said second frame section to be foldable towards and away from each other, wherein said ratchet is configured to releasably lock said second frame section at desirable angles relative to said first frame section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Commercial Sewing, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Hamilton, Joseph Hamilton, III, Sam Dwello
  • Patent number: 8746006
    Abstract: A refrigerator comprises: a body having a storage chamber; a door for selectively shielding the storage chamber; a hinge coupling portion for hinge-coupling the door to the body; and a height control unit for lifting up or lowering the door by repeatedly opening and closing the door. Since the door has a controllable height by being opened and closed, a moment arm becomes longer than when using the conventional tool such as a spanner. This may allow the height of the door to be controlled by using less force. Since the height of the door is controllable at a user's eye height, the user may control the height of the door more rapidly and precisely without errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Seok-Ro Kim
  • Publication number: 20140150345
    Abstract: A hinge assembly comprising first and second hinge plates mounted for relative rotation about a pivot. The first hinge plate comprises a mount for coupling to a door component and the hinge assembly is arranged to permit a degree of relative linear movement between the second hinge plate and a door component coupled to the mount, independent of the relative rotational position of the first and second hinge plates within their range of relative rotation about the pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Spencer Price
  • Publication number: 20140115826
    Abstract: Disclosed is a long arm quick release hinge comprised of a hinge cup pivotally connected to a hinge body with a hinge pin via a hinge arm and a link in a four-bar linkage arrangement. The link is a collection of plates with interlocking projections and indentions arranged adjacent to each other and separated by resilient shock absorbing spacers. The hinge body is adjustably connected to a connecting plate with an overlay screw and an adjustment screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: HARDWARE RESOURCES, INC.
    Inventors: Grant Nuckolls, Travis McElveen
  • Publication number: 20140118918
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connecting device and electronic equipment with the connecting device. The connecting device includes a first fixed component; a mobile component mounted on the first fixed component; a rotational component connected to the first fixed component by the mobile component, wherein the rotational component could move horizontally with respect to the first fixed component by the mobile component; and a second fixed component connected to the rotational component, wherein the second fixed component could rotate with respect to the first fixed component by the rotational component. The connecting device could achieve the two operations of moving horizontally and rotating synchronously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ping Tian, Sébastien Maleville
  • Patent number: 8683651
    Abstract: A door hinge includes two hinge parts that are connected to each other in articulating fashion. One of the hinge parts has a base plate for attachment to a door frame or door leaf and at least one insert that is adjustable in two directions (x, y, z) relative to the base plate. An intermediate piece is situated between the insert and the base plate that is movable relative to the base plate along a first linear guide in a first direction (x). The insert is movable relative to the intermediate piece along a second linear guide in a second direction (z). A fixing means for providing a clamping locking action extends through a front section of the base plate, the intermediate piece and the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Simonswerk, Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventor: Nicolas Liermann
  • Patent number: 8595901
    Abstract: A hinge assembly that includes a first hinge member and a second hinge member for mounting to an external vehicle closure member and a vehicle body, a pivot pin, a first clamp member with a first clamp surface, and a second clamp member having a second clamp surface is provided. The pivot pin is pivotally connected to the first hinge member to provide pivotal movement of an external vehicle closure member about a horizontal pivot axis between a closed position and an open position. The first and second clamp members are configured to clamp a mounting portion of the second hinge member between the first and the second clamp surfaces. The mounting portion of the second hinge member has an opening therethrough for receiving the pivot pin and is oversized relative to the pivot pin to accommodate relative radial adjusting movement during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Ventra Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Shaw, Joaquin Hung, Dan Gidden, Bradley F. Patzer
  • Patent number: 8593800
    Abstract: In the electronic equipment of the present application, a center axis of a cylindrical portion 11a of a shaft 11 is eccentric with respect to a rotation center axis of the shaft 11, whereby even when a cable 21 comes closest to the shaft 11 in the turning of a first housing 1 or second housing 2, a sufficient space can be secured between the shaft 11 and the cable 21. Thus, in a turning range of the first housing 1 or second housing 2, it is highly unlikely that the shaft 11 and the cable 21 come into contact with each other, which avoids an increase in a tension of the cable 21 and wear on an insulation cover of the cable 21. By avoiding the increase in the tension of the cable 21, breakage of the electric wires in the cable 21 can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Asakura, Jun Sato, Isao Shimada
  • Publication number: 20130305487
    Abstract: The invention relates to a furniture hinge comprising a base plate, which is designed to be fastened to a furniture body, and a hinge arm that is mounted so as to be movable by an adjustment device in a controlled manner relative to the base plate within a predetermined adjustment range, wherein the adjustment device prevents the hinge arm from falling from the base plate by displacement. The furniture hinge has a fall guard for the hinge arm which prevents the hinge arm from falling relative to the base plate upon uncontrolled displacement of the hinge arm caused by failure of the adjustment device, and the hinge arm is mounted so as to be movable relative to the base plate within the predetermined adjustment range despite the fall guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Dominik HAGSPIEL
  • Publication number: 20130298352
    Abstract: A method and system for mounting and adjusting a vehicle door rotatably connected to a vehicle body by upper and lower hinges with hinge holes. The upper and lower hinges are positioned to the vehicle body and the vehicle door by aligning the hinge holes to corresponding receiving holes. The vehicle door is temporarily mounted to the vehicle body by inserting cam bolts into aligned pairs of the hinge holes and the receiving holes. The vehicle door is adjusted to a desired position relative to the vehicle body by rotating the cam bolts. The desired positioned is secured by inserting mounting bolts into empty aligned pairs of the hinge holes and the receiving holes and replacing the cam bolts with mounting bolts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: David Mazzei
  • Patent number: 8572807
    Abstract: A hinge strip for double-action glass doors, with a fixed hinge portion, a door hinge portion pivotable about the fixed hinge portion, a pivoting axis penetrating the fixed hinge portion and the door hinge portion, a cam with at least one depression disposed at the axis, and a force-loaded roller that cooperates with the cam. To achieve a precise adjustment of the zero position of the door, the roller is disposed to be adjustable orthogonally with regard to the longitudinal axis of the hinge strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Dorma GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Walhorn, Garry Hodges
  • Patent number: 8549706
    Abstract: A door hinge has a knuckle defining a pivot axis, a pair of leaves extending from the knuckle and pivotal relative to each other about the axis, a housing fixable in a door jamb or door edge, and a holder in the housing and formed by a pair of bent sheet-metal brackets. Rivets secure together the brackets to form a cavity in which one of the leaves is engaged. A pair of rotatable and externally threaded spindles extend across the cavity and are threaded to the one leaf such that rotation of the spindles adjusts a position of the one leaf in the cavity relative to the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Simonswerk GmbH
    Inventor: Andre Bultschnieder
  • Patent number: 8429794
    Abstract: An adjustable door hinge includes a receptor base and a panel leaf adjustably secured to the receptor base and at least partially defining a vertical adjustment opening and a horizontal adjustment opening. An adjustment transfer element is at least partially contained within the vertical adjustment opening and a vertical adjustment element is rotatably connected to the adjustment transfer element. Rotation of the vertical adjustment element adjusts a position of the panel leaf to any position between a first position and a second position. A horizontal adjustment element is rotatably connected to the horizontal adjustment opening. Rotation of the horizontal adjustment element adjusts a position of the panel leaf to any position between a third position and a fourth position. Vertical and horizontal adjustment of the hinge may be performed independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Tagtow, Tracy Lammers, Matt Coplan
  • Patent number: 8307502
    Abstract: A hinge assembly includes a first member configured to be coupled to a door, a second member configured to be pivotally coupled to the first member, the second member having first and second mounting surfaces, and a mounting bracket configured to be coupled to the body. The mounting bracket may be at least partially located between the first and second mounting surfaces, and the second member may be adjustable relative to the mounting bracket to enable adjustment of the door relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Sub-Zero, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo Bonomie, Daniel Mark Graham
  • Patent number: 8281458
    Abstract: A hinge for doors, windows, or the like, comprising, a first hinge element and a second hinge element, which have, respectively, a first cylindrical articulation portion and a second cylindrical articulation portion, wherein the first articulation portion has an external diameter smaller than the external diameter of the second articulation portion; a hingepin, which defines a hinge axis; an adjustment device, which is associated to one of said articulation portions and can be actuated for displacing said hinge elements with respect to one another in a direction substantially transverse to said hinge axis; and a covering sleeve, provided externally to the first articulation portion and having an external diameter equal to the external diameter of said second articulation portion, wherein the covering sleeve is mounted so that it can turn with respect to the first articulation portion about an axis that is eccentric with respect to said hinge axis and can be displaced with respect to the first articulation por
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Savio S.p.A.
    Inventor: Aimone Balbo di Vinadio
  • Patent number: 8276241
    Abstract: A hinge includes a base, a crank, a bottom board, a crank engagement seat, and a fixed seat. The crank is pivotably connected to the base. The bottom board includes at least one retaining portion, a first rivet hole and a vertical elongated hole. The crank engagement seat is connected to the crank and located between the fixed seat and the bottom board. The crank engagement seat includes first and second through-holes and a second rivet hole. The fixed seat includes first and second adjusting holes. A first adjusting member is extended through the first adjusting hole and the first through-hole into the first rivet hole. A second adjusting member is extended through the second adjusting hole into the second rivet hole. The bottom board and the crank engagement seat can be slightly moved in the vertical direction. The crank engagement seat can be slightly moved in the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Kunshan Huhua Metal Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Tai Wu, Hsin Hung Lin, Shu Hua Lin, Shu Jiuan Lin
  • Patent number: 8270169
    Abstract: A translating hinge includes a translation element which provides translational movement between two objects coupled by the translating hinge and a rotating assembly coupled to the translation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paquette, Scott R. Cheyne
  • Publication number: 20120036786
    Abstract: A mounting hinge for supporting a movable gate includes a mounting plate attachable to a fixed structure and an adjustment member constrained from horizontal movement by the mounting plate. The mounting hinge also includes a gate supporting member engaged with the adjustment member and movable responsive to a rotation of the adjustment member relative to the mounting plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Edward J. Stull
  • Publication number: 20110308041
    Abstract: A locking hinge that includes a first hinge element including a body defining a first hole and a second hinge element including a body defining a second hole. The locking hinge also includes a dowel assembled through the first hole in the first hinge element and the second hole in the second hinge element defining a hinge joint axis permitting translation of the second hinge element relative to the first hinge element along a first axis and a second axis, and rotation of the second hinge element relative to the first hinge element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Leonard Le, Keith R. Burrell, Thomas L. Kehl, Epifanio P. Gonyea
  • Patent number: 8079114
    Abstract: A height adjustment device for a hinge having one hinge leaf that can be snapped into or inserted into a receiving part mounted on a door leaf or on a door frame, and with a height adjustment mechanism in the receiving part which has abutment against an edge of the hinge leaf. The height adjustment mechanism has a slide that is limitedly movable in the receiving part, and a rotatable height adjustment member. The slide has a portion for abutment against an edge of the hinge leaf. The height adjustment member has a plurality of radially directed, angularly separated arms of different lengths, wherein an end portion of such an arm is adapted to engage with an adapted engaging portion of the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Creative Research & Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Bror Fries, Frank W. Campbell
  • Patent number: 8024019
    Abstract: A portable information terminal has a first casing with operating buttons primarily mounted thereupon, and a second casing with primarily an output screen exposed. A sliding supporting member and casing turning supporting member are provided which realize a state wherein the first casing and second casing are overlapped, a state of mutually sliding, and a state wherein the first casing and second casing are turned to do away with any mutually overlapped portions. The sliding supporting members are positioned on both sides of the first casing and the casing turning supporting member is positioned on the central portion of the first casing. Thus, a sliding-type portable information terminal is provided with an expanded operating face and output face by doing away with any overlapped portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Hidekazu Miyaoka
  • Publication number: 20110102986
    Abstract: In the electronic equipment of the present application, a center axis of a cylindrical portion 11a of a shaft 11 is eccentric with respect to a rotation center axis of the shaft 11, whereby even when a cable 21 comes closest to the shaft 11 in the turning of a first housing 1 or second housing 2, a sufficient space can be secured between the shaft 11 and the cable 21. Thus, in a turning range of the first housing 1 or second housing 2, it is highly unlikely that the shaft 11 and the cable 21 come into contact with each other, which avoids an increase in a tension of the cable 21 and wear on an insulation cover of the cable 21. By avoiding the increase in the tension of the cable 21, breakage of the electric wires in the cable 21 can be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi ASAKURA, Jun SATO, Isao SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20110099754
    Abstract: An example hinge assembly includes a movable insert that supports a gate. The insert includes a bearing assembly that is movable relative to support structure to provide for alignment and adjustment of the gate structure. An adaptor is supported by the bearing assembly and provides for attachment of a gate component. The adaptor may be configured to insert within a hollow interior portion of a plastic or vinyl fence component. The adaptor may also include features for mounting traditional materials such as wood or steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Edward J. Stull
  • Publication number: 20110089801
    Abstract: A hinge assembly includes a first member configured to be coupled to a door, a second member configured to be pivotally coupled to the first member, the second member having first and second mounting surfaces, and a mounting bracket configured to be coupled to the body. The mounting bracket may be at least partially located between the first and second mounting surfaces, and the second member may be adjustable relative to the mounting bracket to enable adjustment of the door relative to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Arturo Bonomie, Daniel Mark Graham
  • Publication number: 20110088217
    Abstract: A hinge (5) suitable for a window or door assembly comprising a frame (2) and a sash (3) pivotably arranged with respect to each other, where said frame is of the type comprising four frame members (2a-2d) arranged in a rectangular arrangement and where said sash is of the type comprising four sash members (3a-3d) arranged in a rectangular arrangement, where said hinge comprises a first flange (51) arranged to be fixed to a first frame member (2d) and a second flange (52) arranged to be fixed to a first sash member (3b) and where the two flanges are pivotably connected to each other about a pivot axis which is arranged parallel to the longitudinal axis of said first frame member and said first sash member, and where said hinge further comprises a third flange (73) which is attached to said first flange and which is arranged essentially perpendicular to the first flange, said third flange being arranged to be fixed to a second frame member (2a), said second frame member being arranged essentially perpendicular
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Eirik Bjørn, Anne Christina Boiskau Hansen
  • Patent number: 7917993
    Abstract: A dual display type portable computer can include a first unit having a first display module and a second unit rotatably coupled to the first unit having a second display module. At least one hinge unit can couple the first unit and the second unit with each other. The hinge unit can be coupled to corresponding positions of the first unit and the second unit to enable the first display module and the second display module to overlap each other or to be unfolded until they are placed in an equal plane. Preferably, at least one of the first display module and the second display module has a touch screen function. Preferably, the touch screen function can selectively change a language of a keyboard image. The first display module and the second display module can display different images or divided portions of one integrated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jun-Hyung Park
  • Patent number: 7905524
    Abstract: A door with a pressure opening comprises articulated hinges for hinging to the piece of furniture, and a pull-push closing device to be released by manual thrust of the door towards the inside. At least one articulated hinge comprises a spring acting for its movement from the closed position to the open position, in the way of pushing the door to the open position against the retaining action in the closed position performed by the pull-push device in order to help in opening the door upon release of the pull-push device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Agostino Ferrari S.p.A.
    Inventor: Carlo Migli
  • Patent number: 7900400
    Abstract: The present invention corrects sash sag in casement windows by implementing an adjustable hinge. The adjustable hinge includes a sash arm, a support arm, a retaining clip and an adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism serves a twofold purpose. First, it allows one to adjust the hinge for sash sag, and it also secures the support arm to the track of the adjustment hinge. The adjustment mechanism includes a threaded support post and a threaded member. The threaded support post has a circumferential groove which is used to receive the arms of a retaining clip. The sash arm is mounted to the track of the adjustable hinge via a shoe block. The sash arm has a protrusion located on its bottom surface. The protrusion serves as a movement restrictor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventors: Luke Liang, Tong Liang, David Chen
  • Patent number: D710928
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Joseph Heinrich, Eliot Kim