Including Screw-operated Means To Move Hinged Members Patents (Class 16/238)
  • Patent number: 5158333
    Abstract: A hinge for a vehicle body closure component such as a deck lid has a hinge pin mounted on a bracket, which bracket can itself be moved up and down by a screw mechanism to provide a fine adjustment of the vertical position of the hinge pin. The screw mechanism is accessible from outside the vehicle at the required stage of assembly so that the mechanism can be operated to provide the correct panel fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: David R. Saville
  • Patent number: 5133109
    Abstract: An apparatus for the adjustable attachment of a wardrobe for (42) to a door supporting arm (SA) comprises a first part (1) for attachment to the supporting arm (SA); a second part (7); and, a third part (8) which is mounted to the door (42). Threaded rotatable tangs (27) are provided to adjust the position of the first part (1) with respect to the second part (7) in a first direction. Threaded rotatable tangs (29) are also provided to adjust the position of the second part (7) with respect to the third part (8) in a second direction, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Assignee: O.M.M. di Enrico e Ing. Roberto Natale Mariani s.n.c.
    Inventor: Roberto Mariani
  • Patent number: 5119527
    Abstract: A hinge includes a hinge arm which is mounted on a base plate so as to be adjustable. The hinge arm is mounted on an intermediate member or component by a gap adjusting screw and a clamping screw. The hinge arm can be locked on the base plate by means of a resilient snap engagement mechanism and at two bearing points, offset along the length of the hinge arm, is mounted indirectly on the base plate via the intermediate component. Separate, spring-loaded locking members or components are provided at the two bearing points. A manually operable unlocking device provides simultaneous unlocking of the locking members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Erich Rock
  • Patent number: 5081741
    Abstract: Hinge fittings for pivoting a titlable door or window in which the opening frame partially overlaps the fixed frame provided with a corner bearing and a casement stay fixed in rabbets, and each of the corner bearing and the casement stay having an auxiliary stay arm, a connecting rod and a second stay arm connecting the opening frame to the fixed frame. In order to guarantee better sealing and reliable operation of the door or window, the hinge fittings also include elements for the lateral and vertical positioning of the opening frame in relation to the fixed frame and elements to press the opening frame against the fixed frame on closing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Assignee: Ferco International Usine de Ferrures de Batiment
    Inventor: Laurent Aumercier
  • Patent number: 5063638
    Abstract: A hinge assembly is disclosed. A jamb cover of the assembly is adjustably mounted relative to a wall jamb. An adjuster sub-assembly is mounted within the jamb cover. The adjuster sub-assembly includes a bracket with a nut mounted thereon. An adjuster screw, the head of which is secured in a keyhole slot of the wall jamb, threadably engages the nut. A leaf spring is attached to the bracket, and a hinge member for the door extends through the jamb cover and contacts the leaf spring. The hinge is thus concealed from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: Sterling Plumbing Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Howard, Charles E. Nichols
  • Patent number: 5058236
    Abstract: A hinge for making a controlled adjustment on a door or the like to facilitate upward or downward movement as desired due to the binding of the door or the like. The hinge can be of many shapes and dimensions to accommodate the application involved. The adjusting screws can be of various sizes according to the size of the hinge made and to fit in the top and bottom of the hinge.Stop pins are inserted at 90 degree angles through the hinge pin for the purpose of making the hinge pin stationary in reference to the hinge so that the hinge will move up or down with the rotation of the adjusting screws on the ends of the joining pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Inventor: Ormel W. Henson
  • Patent number: 5056189
    Abstract: A hinge with an adjusting system includes a hinge arm that can be secured to a base plate by at least one adapter. The hinge arm has holes through which pass adjusting and attachment screws. The adapter can be installed on the base plate and can be locked by means of a rocker lever supported on the adapter so as to be able to swivel. The adapter is U-shaped and has two side arms that enclose the base plate and the sides thereof. Both side arms of the adapter lie with no clearance on the base plate, and the material of at least one of the side arms is weakened at at least one place. The adapter is installed at the front by a cross pin thereof fitting in a notch in the base plate. The shape of the notch corresponds to that of the cross pin, and the cross pin is accommodated without any play within the notch. The generators or the center or mid-line longitudinal axes of the notch and the cross pin extend unstressed at an angle relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Brustle, Helmut Rupprechter, Lother Prager
  • Patent number: 5052077
    Abstract: The invention relates to a carcase-related part of a cabinet hinge, which is an elongated, channel-shaped supporting arm, releasably fastened on the mounting plate by a catch mechanism. The catch mechanism has at the outer end of the mounting plate and supporting arm, a hanger device enabling the supporting arm to tilt relative to the mounting plate. At the inner end of the supporting arm where it straddles the mounting plate, two tongues are provided which can be flexed resiliently parallel to the cabinet wall surface. Each tongue bears a latch section which can be engaged in an associated catch in the mounting plate. The hanger coupling of the supporting arm and mounting plate has an at least partially spherical holding head which is introduced into a slot conforming approximately to the shape of the holding head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Karl Lautenschlager, Horst Lautenschlager, Gerhard Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 4976006
    Abstract: Furniture hinge whose cabinet-related part is configured as a supporting arm of channel-shaped cross section astride the corresponding mounting plate, the mounting plate being composed of two separable members which are adjustable relative to one another. The bottom mounting plate member can be fastened to the cabinet and the upper plate is releasably joined to the supporting arm by a catch mechanism. The catch mechanism has projections extending from its opposite lateral surfaces in the door end of the upper mounting plate member while at the inner end of the supporting arm more remote from the door at least one resilient tongue having a catch section is formed, which engages a catch recess on the inner end of the upper mounting plate member. The supporting arm straddles the upper mounting plate member at least at its end pointing into the cabinet interior, and is provided in the straddling area with two tongues which are resiliently flexible parallel to the supporting wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Karl Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 4937915
    Abstract: A hinge has a hinge arm of U-shaped cross-section connected with a hinge casing by hinge links. The hinge arm is mounted on a mounting plate and at its rear end is pivotally connected thereto. At its fron end, the hinge arm has a female thread into which is screwed a joint adjustment screw which is mounted with its head in a slot of the mounting plate. The slot is open towards the front of the mounting plate. The hinge arm is deformable. The hinge arm and the mounting plate have openings for a screwdriver. The mounting plate has a slot into which extends a pin projecting from a lateral flange of the hinge arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellshaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Erich Rock
  • Patent number: 4847947
    Abstract: A base for setting a hinge for furniture comprising a carrier plate and a mounting plate assembled together by means of a projection of the carrier plate anchoring in a groove of the mounting plate. This connection limits the carrier plate to move only minutely along the groove of the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Inventor: Lin Tsong-Chi
  • Patent number: 4817241
    Abstract: To be able to mount a mitered door to a mitered wall and open it as wide as possible, and for keeping the miter joint as tight as possible, a hinge for the door comprises two base parts or inner and outer housings which are likewise mitered, making close contact with each other in the "closed position" of the hinge and being coordinated with the miter plane of the piece of furniture or the like. The two base parts are interconnected by long brackets and short brackets, the long brackets forming crosses and being connected by a pin. The inner housing is adjustable relative to the outer housing in the longitudinal direction and in the transverse direction, each by given amounts. Each adjustment is made via a turnable pinion acting upon a rack of a first intermediate member. The adjustment of the inner housing relative to the outer housing is achieved via the intermediate members, each of which is retained in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Kaefele, KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Koch, Roland Holzle
  • Patent number: 4785498
    Abstract: A universal hinge structure includes a hinge part attachable to a frame and another hinge part attachable to a pivotable closure which is to be mounted in the frame. At least one of the hinge parts includes a cylindrical body having an adjustment screw extending therethrough and protruding into either the frame or the closure member. The adjustment screw is restrained by a locking pin so that it can not move axially relative to the body. The adjustment screws is threaded so that rotation of the screw in the frame or movable member adjusts the pivot axis of the hinge structure relative to the frame. Embodiments for various frame and closure member materials are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Assignee: Gebr. Brotschi & Co. AG
    Inventor: Othmar Brotschi
  • Patent number: 4760623
    Abstract: A hinge of the type wherein a rotor is connected to a front part of a base by link arms in such a manner as to be capable of rotating with respect to the base, and the base is fitted to the fitting member which is fitted to the main body of furniture. The base is provided with a set screw having a ring-like engagement portion at the tip thereof, an elongated hole, and a sliding member having hook portions and pawl portions fitted by a screw inserted through the elongated hole. The fitting member is provided with a notch to which the ring-like engagement portion of the set screw engages from forward side, recesses with which the hook portions of the sliding member are engaged, and a lever having grooves engaging with the pawl portions of the sliding member from forward side, urged forward by a spring rotatably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1988
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Murakoshi Seiko
    Inventor: Hiroaki Toyama
  • Patent number: 4718143
    Abstract: In an adjustable-height mounting plate for cabinet hinges, the mounting plate has a bottom part which can be fastened directly to a cabinet wall, and a top part provided with means for fastening the supporting arm of a cabinet hinge, the top part being mounted on the bottom part through the medium of interfitted guide means for displacement parallel to the hinge pivot axis and for locking at any desired point. When in the superimposed state, each part has an elongated central section from each of whose opposite sides a wing-like projection extends. In one of the wings of the top part there is provided a slot running in the direction of displacement, through which a clamping screw passes when it is driven into a tap in the bottom part to clamp the two parts together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager KG. Mobelbeschlagrabrik
    Inventor: Karl Lautenschlager, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4712271
    Abstract: The mounting plate which is mountable on a furniture body and on which the hinge arm of a furniture hinge is mounted is comprised of two parts, namely an upper part and a base plate which is mountable on the furniture body. The base plate engages in the center area in a recess (25) extending transversely to the longitudinal axis of the upper part and is displaceably and lockably mounted therein. The base plate is provided with a threaded bore into which the threaded shaft of a mounting screw is screwed in so as to lock the upper part with respect to the base plate. The threaded shaft is guided through a slotted hole in the upper part, so that the upper part is transversely adjustable with respect to its longitudinal axis when the screw is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Gunter Sundermeier
  • Patent number: 4674150
    Abstract: In a hinge bracket and mounting plate assembly, the mounting plate has guides, in which the hinge bracket is slidable in its longitudinal direction for a depth adjustment and in which the hinge bracket and the mounting plate are interconnected by a fixing screw, which is screwed into the mounting plate and extends through a slot formed in the hinge bracket, an adjusting screw is screwed in a tapped bore of the hinge bracket and is backed by the mounting plate, and the mounting plate has fixing holes, which preferably consist of slots, which extend transversely to the hinge bracket so as to permit a vertical adjustment. The backing surface which is provided on the mounting plate and engageable by the adjusting screw rises toward the hinge-carrying end of the hinge bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Arturo Salice, S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 4646472
    Abstract: A door fitting device capable of adjusting an axis of rotation and torque, which makes it possible to connect easily a torsion bar and a worm wheel and to engage the worm wheel with a worm. The door fitting device itself can be assembled easily and rapidly in parallel with fitting of the door to an upper and lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Takigen Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomonobu Sugawara
  • Patent number: 4642846
    Abstract: The cabinet hinge mounting plate can be fastened to a cabinet wall by means of screws passing through openings provided in it in the form of slots. The slots are configured such that the screws associated with each of them, which are threaded only on a portion of their length but have an unthreaded section adjacent the screw head, will be held temporarily by their threaded portion in a central position in the length of the slot, but when they are driven all the way in they will be displaceable lengthwise of the slot. The slots have in the area of their central portion projections protruding each toward the opposite slot edge for the purpose of holding the crests of the threads of the associated fastening screws. At their upper side facing the head of the screws the slots are provided with a rebate which is engaged by a centering section of the screw, which is formed in the transition between the head and the shaft of the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager KG, Mobelbeschlagfabrik
    Inventor: Karl Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 4626049
    Abstract: A cabinet unit has an outer door pivotable relative to an outer portion of a furniture piece to define an outer cabinet, and an inner door pivotable relative to an inner portion of a furniture piece to define an inner cabinet, such as a refrigerator and the like, wherein in an open position of the inner door a gap is available between the inner door and the inner portion of the furniture piece to provide an access to mounting and adjusting screws of a hinge of the outer door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Jurgen Gross, Gunter Sundermeier
  • Patent number: 4615072
    Abstract: A cabinet hinge having a supporting arm (24) which is adjustably mounted on a mounting plate (22) which can be fastened on the supporting wall (20) of a cabinet. The arm has a longitudinal slot (30) which is open at its cabinet-interior end and through which passes a mounting screw driven into the mounting plate (22). A headless screw (38) is driven into a tap provided nearer to the outer end of the supporting arm, and a holding block in the form of a ball (42) is provided at the bottom end of the headless screw. The holding ball is pushed into a narrow-mouthed, open-ended slot (44) that is provided in the mounting plate, which holds the ball securely against lifting while permitting it to be displaced longitudinally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager KG Mobelbeschlagfabrik
    Inventor: Karl Lautenschlager, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4604769
    Abstract: A hinge which is to be secured to the frame of a piece of furniture includes a mounting body and an intermediate member and a hinge arm adjustably connected to the mounting body. An adjusting screw is mounted in the intermediate member, is aligned perpendicularly to a hinge axle of the hinge and extends in a plane which is parallel to the closing plane of the door of the piece of furniture. The adjusting screw has a bolt portion of reduced diameter defining a recess into which extends a projection of the mounting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Klaus Brustle, Helmut Rupprechter
  • Patent number: 4590641
    Abstract: Crosslink hinge for mounting a door on the carcass of a cabinet. The door-related part of the crosslink hinge can be affixed in a recess in the door and is composed of an attaching member and a link holder disposed in the attaching member. To vary the position of the door, the link holder is displaceable at right angles to the pivot axis of the hinge and parallel to the door back and can be fixed in the desired position. The carcass-related part of the hinge has on its bottom an inverted-T-shaped projection which can be inserted into a complementary T-shaped socket in its mounting plate. A set screw is threaded into the mounting plate to fix the carcass-related hinge part thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Mepla, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Lautenschlager, Horst Lautenschlager, Gerhard W. Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 4584738
    Abstract: The supporting-wall-related part of the hinge is composed of a bottom piece and a top piece borne on the bottom piece and displaceable relative to the latter, horizontally into and out of the carcass interior. One of the link arms of the crosslink mechanism is directly pivotable on the front end of the top piece, i.e., the doorleaf end thereof, and one end of a lever is articulated on its rearward end portion pointing into the carcass interior while its other end is articulated to the rearward end of the other link arm. On the end of the lever that is articulated to the top piece a gear segment is formed, which meshes through an opening in the top piece with a rack provided on the bottom piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager KG, Mobelbeschlagfabrik
    Inventor: Reinhard Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 4583261
    Abstract: A hinge is mountable on the frame of a cabinet and includes a base plate, an intermediate part and a hinge arm. The intermediate part is held in slide grooves in the base plate, and the intermediate part and the hinge arm are held together by a screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Klaus Brustle
  • Patent number: 4549831
    Abstract: A joining hardware set for the releasable joining of the back wall of a cabinet to the carcass walls thereof. The hardware set has a back wall-related component in the form of an elongated case open at the bottom, which can be affixed to the back wall, and a carcass-related component which is covered by the back wall-related component when the latter is properly installed and which can be fastened to the carcass wall, the carcass-related component having a sloping engagement surface. A tightening means in the form of a circularly or spirally defined disk is journaled at a point offset from the axis of rotation, and its circumferential surface is a tightening surface which slopes at an angle complementary to the engagement surface of the top section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager KG Mobelbeschlagfabrik
    Inventor: Karl Lautenschlager, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4517706
    Abstract: Cabinet hinge having a supporting arm which can be snapped onto the mounting plate. The supporting arm (16) of the hinge is adjustably fastened to the mounting plate (14) that is previously mounted on the supporting wall (12) of a cabinet, and it has a slot (34) which is open at the end remote from the hinge articulation or is provided with an enlarged pass-through opening to admit the head (38) of a mounting screw (40) driven into the mounting plate (14). The mounting plate (14) is provided with a spring catch (wire spring 72) projecting beyond its lateral surface and associated with an abutment on the confronting inside surface of the supporting arm (16). The position of this abutment with respect to the tip (78) of the spring catch is selected such that the tip engages the abutment as soon as the shank of the mounting screw (40) reaches the area of transition from the slot (34) to the pass-through opening (36) or open end, as the case may be, of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1985
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager KG, Mobelbeschlagfabrik
    Inventors: Karl Lautenschlager, Horst Lautenschlager, Gerhard Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 4506409
    Abstract: A single-pivot cabinet hinge (10) for hanging doors has a cup (12) which can be fastened in a gain in the back of a door (16) and in which there is journaled one end of a pivot arm (24) whose other end bears a fastening plate (28) having a slot (30) engaged by a projection (60) of a mounting element (34) which can be fastened to the carcass of the cabinet. The fastening plate is displaceable on the mounting element (34) under the guidance of the projection and can be fixed at selectable positions by means of a fastening screw (50) which can be driven into the projection. The projection in turn is continuously adjustable in the mounting element (34) at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the slot and likewise fixable at selectable positions, so that the pivot arm together with the door cup is adjustable relative to the mounting element, and therefore a door hung by the hinge on a cabinet carcass is adjustable relative to the cabinet carcass, in coordinate directions at right angles to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1985
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager KG, Mobelbeschlagfabrik
    Inventor: Gerhard W. Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 4493129
    Abstract: An improved hinge construction is provided having cam and spring means for maintaining it in its open and/or closed positions and importantly, having parts enabling it to be adjusted as to its positioning between a door and a door frame after it has been secured in position therebetween. Adjustment in its heighth and lateral relationships may be independently accomplished. A screw is carried by the boss of a screw-on mounting plate and cooperates with a so-called driving dog to effect lateral adjustment between the mounting place and a swing or operating arm and thus, between the door frame and the door, itself. Heighth adjustment is accomplished independently by loosening a mounting or fastening screw that is used to secure the swing arm to the boss, sufficiently to enable cross adjustment between cooperating serrations carried by them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Inventor: Alfred Grass
  • Patent number: 4386449
    Abstract: A furniture hinge includes a mounting member that is fixable on a frame of a cabinet and a hinge casing that is insertable into a bore in a door of the cabinet. A hinge arm is linked to the hinge casing by means of hinge links. The hinge arm is mounted on the mounting member by means of an intermediate member and is held on this intermediate member by a screw. The position of the hinge arm is adjustable with respect to the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1983
    Inventors: Klaus Brustle, Erich Rock
  • Patent number: 4359802
    Abstract: A hinge includes a hinge arm which is adjustable in three directions. An intermediate member is situated between the hinge arm and a mounting plate. One screw clamps the intermediate member to the mounting plate, another screw clamps the hinge arm to the intermediate member, and a third screw acts between the intermediate member and the mounting plate providing an adjustment of the hinge arm in a plane vertical to the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1982
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Erich Rock