About Hinge Axis Patents (Class 16/241)
  • Patent number: 11149481
    Abstract: The invention relates to a furniture hinge for the articulated securing of a furniture door, leaf or similar to a furniture body, in particular to a frame of a furniture body, comprising a mounting plate for securing the furniture hinge to the furniture body and a hinge body for securing the furniture hinge to the furniture door, leaf or similar, wherein a pivotally mounted hinge arm is associated with the hinge body and wherein the hinge arm can be secured to the mounting plate directly or via at least one connection element secured to the hinge arm. In addition, the hinge arm can be secured to the mounting plate indirectly or directly via a connection system that can be closed without tools. The furniture hinge permits a quick and secure mounting of a furniture door, leaf or similar to a furniture body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Himmet Tanriverdi
  • Patent number: 10604979
    Abstract: A rotating coupling system for a closing element, such as a door, window, door or the like, and a stationary support structure, such as a wall, floor, frame or the like includes a hinge device anchorable to the closing element and a mounting plate anchorable to the stationary support structure. The hinge device has a hinge body and a pivot defining a first axis, and are coupled each other to rotate one with respect to the other around the axis. In particular, the pivot includes a coupling portion, which protrudes from the hinge body, and the mounting plate includes a plate-shaped body having a seat that receives the coupling portion of the pivot. The plate-shaped body further includes an adjusting member to adjust its position with respect to the stationary support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Luciano Bacchetti
  • Patent number: 10435931
    Abstract: A door closer device for driving a door to a predetermined closed position includes an adjustment mechanism and a door closer which is integrated with the door. The adjustment mechanism includes a base, an adjusting plate and at least one fixing element, wherein the adjusting plate is stacked with the base and coupled with the door closer. The adjusting plate and the base respectively include at least one adjusting bore, and the adjusting bores are corresponding with each other. One of the adjusting bores includes a first limiting end and a second limiting end, and a first moving path is defined between the first and second limiting ends. The fixing element is disposed in the adjusting bores and can move along the first moving path to fix the adjusting plate on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ARCTEK INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Yuan Su, Jia-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10221599
    Abstract: Devices and assemblies for adjusting a position of a movable body (24) are disclosed. An exemplary device for adjusting a position of a body rotatable about a hinge axis comprises: a first portion (36a) configured to be secured to a structure (32a); and a second portion (38a) adjustably coupled to the first portion and configured to be rotatably coupled to the body. The second portion comprises an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the body along the hinge axis relative to the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Bombardier Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Tremblay, Martin Mahaits
  • Patent number: 9880456
    Abstract: Improvements in a variable aspect ratio media screen frame are disclosed. The variable aspect ratio media screen frame includes a frame or chassis consisting of a fixed central portion and one or more movable side, top and bottom wings. The movable wing(s) nests inside the center frame. The movable wing(s) nest(s) inside said fixed central portion for a smaller aspect ratio, and at least partially exists outside the fixed central portion for a larger aspect ratio. The variable aspect ratio media screen frame allows the viewing media to deploy from the front of the viewing area, into a storage area encased, out of view, in the movable frame. The current embodiment employs an overlapping “U” shaped roller channel to move the screen from the front to the back of the frame, and springs and tension bars to maintain even tension on the viewing media at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Yellin, Dan Poirier
  • Patent number: 9605458
    Abstract: An adjustable corner fitting for a door element is disposed on a center of rotation and/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. A restraining area is formed between the two fitting elements, into which the door element is insertable, and the fitting elements are formed such that a holding element is disposed between both fitting elements, which is displaceable in relation to the fitting elements. A holding element is in operative connection with the connecting element, which serves for supporting the door element on the center of rotation and/or the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: DORMA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Kenan Aykas
  • Patent number: 9506280
    Abstract: An adjustable corner fitting for a door element is disposed on a center of rotation and/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. A restraining area is formed between the two fitting elements, into which the door element is insertable, and the fitting elements are formed such that a holding element is disposed between the two fitting elements, which is displaceable in relation to the fitting elements. A holding element is non-positively and/or positively connectable to at least one fitting element, wherein the holding element is in operative connection with the connecting element, which serves for supporting the door element on the center of rotation and/or the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: DORMA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Kenan Aykas
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8689515
    Abstract: A hinge assembly is provided for a frame structure. The hinge assembly includes a first generally flat plate having an inner face, an outer face and a bolt-receiving bore therethrough. The bolt-receiving bore extending between the inner face and the outer face along a bore axis at an acute angle to the outer face. A second generally flat plate has an inner face, an outer face and a bolt-receiving bore therethrough. The bolt-receiving bore in the second plate extending between the inner face and the outer face thereof along a bore axis at an acute angle to the outer face. A pin pivotably connects the first plate to the second plate. A first lip extends from the inner face of the first plate and a second lip extends from the inner face of the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Blanking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank E. Oetlinger
  • Patent number: 8434197
    Abstract: One end portion of a front-rear adjustment member 17 is disposed in a door-side mounting member 3 such that the front-rear adjustment member 17 is rotatable about a second shaft 12. An adjustment screw (not shown) having an axis thereof oriented in the left-right direction is provided in the door-side mounting member. The adjustment screw is threadedly engaged with the other end portion of the front-rear adjustment member 17. After the adjustment screw is rotated in normal and reverse directions, thereby rotating the front-rear adjustment member 17 as appropriate, a connecting arm 13 is rotated about a first shaft 11 so as to cancel out the rotation of the front-rear adjustment member 17.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sugatsune Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Oshima
  • Patent number: 8291548
    Abstract: A diagonal motion door hinge for a vehicle door includes an upper door connection plate having a second motion assembly pivotally mounted to the upper door connection plate. The axis of rotation of the second motion assembly is perpendicular to the upper door connection plate. A first motion assembly is mounted to the second motion assembly at a first motion hinge. The first motion assembly is adapted to connect to an upper portion of a vehicle door. The lower door connection plate includes a lower door connection plate stopper and a lower shock connection. The lower door connection plate stopper has a lower door double motion stopper surface. A point of contact between the ballpoint and the lower door double motion stopper surface is offset from a horizontal motion hinge pin axis to provide a first diagonal motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Johnnie Yip
  • Patent number: 8186013
    Abstract: A double motion door hinge for a vehicle door includes an upper door connection plate having a second motion assembly pivotally mounted to the upper door connection plate. The axis of rotation of the second motion assembly is perpendicular to the upper door connection plate. A first motion assembly is mounted to the second motion assembly at a first motion hinge. The first motion assembly is adapted to connect to an upper portion of a vehicle door. The lower door connection plate includes a lower door connection plate stopper and a lower shock connection. The lower door connection plate stopper has a lower door double motion stopper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Johnnie Yip
  • Patent number: 8166612
    Abstract: A hinge assembly is provided for a pivoting door mounted about an opening, and may include a hinge plate, an internally threaded adjuster, a locking element, a first cam element, a second cam element, and a limiting plate. The hinge plate is mounted about the opening and includes a pivot projecting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nilton Carlos Bertolini, Cory Dale Simpson
  • Publication number: 20120005859
    Abstract: A strap hinge for connecting a leaf to a frame so as to pivot about a hinge axis includes a first joint hinge with a first fastening part and a first hinge part. A second joint hinge with a second fastening part and a second hinge part is connected to the second joint hinge so as to pivot about the hinge axis. The second hinge part is configured so as to tilt about a tilt axis extending approximately parallel to the hinge axis. The tilt axis is defined by at least one contact surface, which is curved in a circle-like shape. The at least one contact surface is arranged on the strap hinge receiving element and is configured to abut against a respective counter contact surface arranged on the second fastening part. The respective counter contact surface is curved in an approximately complementary manner to the at least one contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Dr. Hahn GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Tibor Herglotz, Ingo Steinfeld
  • Patent number: 8024838
    Abstract: A vertically opening vehicle door hinge has a base member secured to a chassis at bolt slots disposed as elongated openings on the base member. A primary swivel member is swivel mounted to the base member so that the primary swivel member swivels on the plane defined by the base member. The primary swivel member has a primary swivel axis normal to the point defined by the base member. The arm is swivel mounted to the primary swivel member at a secondary swivel. The secondary swivel has an secondary swivel axis of rotation normal to the primary swivel axis. The arm is mounted to a door of the vehicle. The arm has an extended position corresponding to an open vehicle door and a retracted position corresponding to a closed vehicle door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Johnnie Yip
  • Patent number: 7937810
    Abstract: A flat panel display (FPD) support has a panel bracket being attached to an FPD, two hinge assemblies being mounted on the panel bracket and an U-shaped supporting bracket being attached to the hinge assemblies. The supporting bracket supports the FPD to allow the FPD to stand on a plane and can pivot to adjust an angle of the FPD relative to the plane with the hinge assemblies. The FPD with the FPD support shows a light, simple and portable shape, can be conveniently packaged for sell or moving and will not occupy life space while using.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Lung Hu
  • Patent number: 7841049
    Abstract: A hinge assembly includes a first swinging member, a second swinging member that has a barrel at one end, a pivot pin inserted through the barrel to pivotally secure the second swinging member to a proximal end of the first swinging member, a guide member, which has a first end inserted through an oblique guide slot on the barrel and pivotally coupled to the pivot pin and a second end provided with a transversely extending screw hole, and an adjustment screw transversely inserted through the proximal end of the first swinging member and threaded into the screw hole of the guide member for allowing rotation by a user to bias the second swinging member relative to the first swinging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Sallas Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Ming Wang
  • Publication number: 20090271947
    Abstract: An adjustable hinge assembly for a vehicle deck lid includes an adjustment pin received in a hinge pin that is adjustable to cause the deck lid to become flush with adjacent vehicle body structure. The adjustment pin includes a tool engagement feature that allows for adjustment of the hinge assembly from within the trunk. A second tool engagement feature allows for adjustment of the hinge from outside of the trunk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary W. Krajenke, Richard J. Lange, Anthony J. Radman, Thomas F. Bowles, Alvin N. Standard, Todd A. Granger
  • Publication number: 20090158554
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a positioning device for hinge structure, comprising a fixed part, a rotatable part, a pivotal axle, at least an elastic part, a nut, and a cam member. The pivotal axle is passed through the first pivotal portion of the fixed part and the second pivotal portion of the rotatable part to render the rotatable part rotating relative to the fixed part and with respect to the pivotal axle. Consequently, through the rotation of the cam member, the contacts of the first and second contact faces with a pivoting portion is alternated and thus the distance between the contact faces and the pivotal portion is changed, rendering the nut pressing against or relaxing from at least one elastic part. The axial frictional force generated between the fixed part and the rotatable part is therefore changed so as to achieve positioning or rotation of the fixed part and the rotatable part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Kuo-Feng CHANG, Chen Hao WU
  • Patent number: 7516517
    Abstract: A hinge device where height adjustment, depth adjustment and side adjustment are permitted, wherein a hinge flap is adjustably supported by a rotatable pin with a polygonal flange, the hinge for side adjustment having an adjustable screw body fastened into the door frame for abutment with the rear side of the hinge, and where depth adjustment is provided by allowing a tongue on the hinge flap to form rotatable engagement with a double-headed adjusting screw that is insertable into the door frame parallel to the plane of the hinge flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: FRIP AB
    Inventor: Bror Fries
  • Publication number: 20090044376
    Abstract: A panel (10) for a modular bulk container is described. The panel (10) has a frame (16) and a door (18) pivotally attached to the frame (16) by a hinge (20). The hinge (20) is extendable from a portion of the frame (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: ORBIS Corporation
    Inventor: Roger Nolan
  • Publication number: 20080301906
    Abstract: A hinge structure includes a bracket, which has a horizontal base panel and a vertical side panel, a first pivot set inserted through the side panel of the bracket and rotatably coupled to a support and having two elongated ribs protruded from one end of the pivot shaft and a guide groove defined between the elongated ribs, a supplementary contact member mounted on the pivot shaft of the first pivot set and having a contact lug disposed in parallel to and flush with the elongated ribs, and a second pivot set inserted through the horizontal base panel of the bracket and rotatably coupled to a mounting frame and having a two flat cut faces at two sides of the head of the pivot shaft thereof for stopping against the elongated rids of the pivot shaft of the first pivot set and the contact lug of the supplementary contact member such that the second pivot set is locked when the first pivot set is not turned to the predetermined angle, or unlocked for rotation when the first pivot set is turned to the predetermined
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Chia Jung Chiang, Huang Wen Lee
  • Publication number: 20080289145
    Abstract: An adjustment assembly for adjustably coupling a first structural member to a second structural member is provided. The adjustment assembly includes a clamping member adapted to engage a portion of the first structural member and at least one fastener adapted to pass through the clamping member and the first and second structural members. The fastener is moved into a first position to fixedly couple the first structural member to the second structural member, and the fastener is moved into a second position to adjustably couple the first structural member to the second structural member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: PACCAR INC
    Inventor: Peter R. Smullen, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080251219
    Abstract: The invention related to an overlap of one pair of semicircles for the folding combining structure, wherein it have several yarn frame structure groups to one-way open or two-way open and one-way close or two-way close between left frame and right frame, and its characteristic lies in: Even rounds-lack overlap post consists of the left directional round-lack terminal surface plate and right directional round-lack terminal surface plate, among round-lack connected post insert in the left directional round-lack terminal surface plate and right directional round-lack terminal surface plate, and join the yarn frame structure group, so, can form several screen windows and rotate the two-way opening and closing or unilateral state that open and closing between the left frame of the window frame and right frame, in order to reach the theft-proof result of screen window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Ci-jing Zhong
  • Patent number: 7350272
    Abstract: A hinge device where height adjustment, depth adjustment and side adjustment are permitted, wherein a hinge flap is adjustably supported by a rotatable pin with a polygonal flange, the hinge for side adjustment having an adjustable screw body fastened into the door frame for abutment with the rear side of the hinge, and where depth adjustment is provided by allowing a tongue on the hinge flap to form rotatable engagement with a double-headed adjusting screw that is insertable into the door frame parallel to the plane of the hinge flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Frip AB
    Inventor: Bror Fries
  • Patent number: 7287302
    Abstract: A swing hinge device of a portable terminal is adapted to semi-automatically rotate a pair of housings of the terminal while they face each other to open and close them. The swing hinge device of a portable terminal having a first housing and a second housing includes a hinge housing extending along a longitudinal direction and having a reception space formed therein. A hinge shaft is rotatably coupled to the hinge housing and has a number of crests formed thereon. A hinge cam is positioned in the reception space of the hinge housing and is adapted to linearly travel therein along the longitudinal direction of the hinge axis and has a number of troughs formed thereon that face the respective crests. A hinge spring is positioned between the hinge housing and the hinge cam to provide an elastic force so that the hinge cam may linearly travel while forcing it against the hinge shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Sun Park, Jong-Gun Bae
  • Patent number: 7236695
    Abstract: A photographic backdrop with stand includes a photographic backdrop and a support structure. The photographic backdrop includes a backdrop screen and four pockets attached to the four corners of the backdrop screen. The support structure includes a photographic light stand, a base connector and four support rods. Each support rod includes a substantially triangular end. The photographic light stand includes a vertical mounting tube. The vertical mounting tube is inserted into a bottom of the base connector. The four support rods are also inserted into pre-existing holes in the base connector. The backdrop screen is stretched over the four support rods, such that the four substantially triangular ends are inserted into the four pockets. Four extension rods may be used to extend the length of the four support rods for larger backdrop screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Demos
  • Patent number: 7209302
    Abstract: A hinge with a positioning and limiting assembly is mounted on an electronic device with a camera and has a stationary bracket, a pivot cylinder, a stationary positioning ring and a rotating positioning ring. The stationary bracket is attached to the electronic device and has a mounting ring. The pivot cylinder is mounted rotatably through the mounting ring. The stationary positioning ring is mounted around the pivot cylinder, connects to the mounting ring and has a positioning protrusion formed on and protruding from the stationary positioning ring. The rotating positioning ring is connected to the pivot cylinder, presses against the stationary positioning ring and has multiple detents. The detents engage the positioning protrusion to hold the camera lens in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Yi Kuo
  • Patent number: 7188390
    Abstract: An adjustable hinge is mounted on a doorframe, holds a glass door and has a stationary bracket and a clamp assembly. The stationary bracket is mounted securely on the doorframe and has a sliding actuator. The clamp assembly is mounted rotatably on the stationary bracket and has a first clamp assembly and a second clamp securely holding the glass door and two pairs of pivot pin clamp bolts. The first clamp assembly has a body, a pivot pin mounted rotatably through the stationary bracket and two pivot pin clamps securely holding the body on the pivot pin. The pivot pin clamp bolts securely hold the pivot pin clamps on the body of the first clamp assembly. The glass door is aligned with the doorframe by releasing the pivot pin clamp bolts and loosing the pivot pin clamps to align the sliding actuator and the pivot pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Inventor: Ko-Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: 7127777
    Abstract: A non-glass-cutting and adjustable hinge has a doorframe mount, a securing base, a spindle, a door bracket assembly, at least one positioning device and an adjusting assembly. The securing base is securely attached to the doorframe mount. The door bracket assembly is pivotally connected to the securing base with the spindle to attach to a glass panel and has a door bracket, two resilient plates, a pushing plate and multiple pushing bolts. The door bracket is constructed of a single body and has an engaging recess and multiple pushing threaded holes. The resilient plates are mounted inside the engaging recess and located respectively at two sides of the engaging recess. The pushing plate is mounted inside the engaging recess and abuts against one of the resilient plates. The pushing bolts are screwed respectively into the pushing threaded holes and push against the pushing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Inventor: Fanny Chiang
  • Patent number: 6925685
    Abstract: A pivot hinge for pivotally mounting a glass structure to a border frame, includes a joint body having two joint walls for securely sandwiching the glass structure, a joint hub including a supporting shaft having an adjusting portion, and an angular adjustment arrangement including a joint seat, having an adjustment sleeve, adapted for securely mounting to the border frame, wherein the adjusting portion of the supporting shaft is rotatably inserted into the adjustment sleeve in such a manner that the joint body is adapted to angularly move with respect to the joint seat for adjustably aligning the glass structure with the border frame and an angular adjustment locker securely lock up the supporting shaft within the adjustment sleeve in a rotatably movable manner for retaining an alignment of the glass structure in position with the border frame so as to pivotally mount the glass structure to the border frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Mei Li Chen
  • Patent number: 6895636
    Abstract: An adjustable hinge-frame arrangement, especially for folding arrangements with a hinge (5) having two hinge leaves (6), which can be swiveled relative to one another over gudgeons (7) and a hinge pin (8), each hinge leaf (6) being connected with a frame (3) of a door or window element (2) or the like, is constructed pursuant to the invention so that each hinge leaf (6) has an integral molding (9), with which it engages a corresponding recess (10) of the side surface (11) of the respective frame (3), which recess is formed with clearance in such a manner with respect to the integral molding (9), that the side surface (11) of the frame (3) and the hinge leaf (6) can be tilted with respect to one another and the hinge leaf (6) has locking means, with which the different angular positions between the side surface (11) of the frame (3) and the hinge leaf (6) can be fixed detachably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Solarlux Aluminium Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Bjoern Nussbaum
  • Patent number: 6862858
    Abstract: For securing a fitting to any point of an extruded section by a clamping device, the extruded section has two spaced apart parallel webs between which a holding part of the fitting can be inserted which is supported on the edge faces of the webs facing one another. The holding part has support flanges which can contact the outer sides of the webs. The holding part is provided with at least one bore in which a pin carrying the clamping element is rotatably held such that as a result of its turning the clamping element engages at the inner sides of the webs and tensions the support flanges against the outer sides of the webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Arturo Salice S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 6763551
    Abstract: Hinge, particularly for a vehicle flap, having two hinge parts and an axle bolt which, axially inserted into aligned openings in the hinge parts, forms a swivelling axis for the hinge parts. One hinge part is in areas axially arranged either between two legs of the other hinge part or in each case between an axial supporting shoulder of the axle bolt and of the other hinge part. At least two axially adjacent surfaces of the two hinge parts or of one hinge part and of the axle bolt, which are mutually adjusted during the swivelling of at least one hinge part, are sloped in the same direction with respect to an ideal plane perpendicular to the swivelling axis of the axle bolt, whereby, in one angular position, the two hinge parts have an axial distance from one another and, in another angular position, the two hinge parts have no distance from one another or have a smaller axial distance from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Drexl, Anton Kieferl, Ulrich Koestler, Juergen Mayr
  • Patent number: 6701572
    Abstract: A flap hinge for connecting a flap, for example, a front lid or a boot lid, to a body of a motor vehicle in an articulated manner. The hinge includes a first stop component for fixing to the flap, a second stop component for fixing to the body and a connecting member. Openings of the two stop components are interspersed by said member. At least one of the two stop components can be pivoted around said member, which is provided with thread sections on both ends thereof. An opening of one of the two stop components respectively is interspersed by said sections. Each one of the two stop components can be adjusted separately by means of detachable nuts. A flap hinge is provided, which enables a pivoting moment to be adjusted in a defined manner without affecting the adjustment of the position. At least one of the openings is configured as an elongated hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Edscha AG
    Inventor: Ralpf Bechthold
  • Patent number: 6517634
    Abstract: A semiconductor substrate processing chamber is disclosed generally comprising a chamber body that has a semiconductor substrate support assembly disposed in the chamber body. A lid assembly is movably coupled to the chamber body via a dual pivot hinge assembly. The hinge assembly provides two pivot points that minimize the abrasion and pinching of an o-ring disposed between the lid assembly and the chamber body upon closing of the lid assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Lily L. Pang, Thomas K. Cho, Tetsuya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 6516494
    Abstract: A hinge is provided which includes a frame-side base member 41 adapted to be attached to an open frame 10 and a door-side base member 42 adapted to be attached to a door 20. The frame-side base member 41 is connected to a first plate 31 and the door-side base member 42 is connected to a second plate 32 which is hinge connected to the first plate 31, for holding the door 20 so as to be capable of rotating. The second plate 32 is separable from the door-side base member 42. The door-side base member 42 is shaped to be symmetrical about the vertical center line of the door edge, and is imbedded in the edge of the door 20 without any protrusions from the door 20. Further, the door-side base member 42 is provided with a slit 44 which penetrates the member 42 in the width direction of the door 20 and into which the second plate 32 can be inserted from both the front and back sides of the door 20. There is also provided a lock apparatus to lock the second plate 32 inserted into the slit 44.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Juken Sangyo
    Inventors: Yusho Nakamoto, Katsunori Sako, Kiminori Kubo
  • Patent number: 6484363
    Abstract: An adjustable two piece hinge having a first hinge member for attachment to a wall surface and a second hinge member attachable to a door. The device is adjustable by rotating the hinge pin which communicates thorough two off-center cooperating apertures communicating axially through two body bushings located inside the second hinge member. Rotating the hinge pin rotates the circular body bushings inside the second hinge member thereby translating the second hinge member around the center axis of said first hinge member and toward and away from the first hinge member due to the eccentric formed by the off center apertures inside of a circular bushing. The device can optionally be supplied with a kit featuring a plurality of different body bushings having the off center apertures a different distance off center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventor: Stanley Chung
  • Patent number: 6470531
    Abstract: A hinge for mounting a door on a furniture article frame includes a first hinge member adapted to be affixed to the furniture door and a first hinge arm segment pivoted to the first hinge member and having a first adjustment plate with an aperture and a second hinge member having a second hinge arm segment having a second adjustment plate with an aperture. Turning an adjustment screw connecting the adjustment plates to one another causes the second hinge arm segment to move relative to the first hinge arm segment in a direction perpendicular to the pivot axis and parallel to the door in a closed position thereof. A base plate adapted to be affixed to the furniture article frame by a fastening screw supports a movable plate formed on the second hinge member. Turning an eccentric mounted in the base plate causes the movable plate to be displaced on the base plate in a direction perpendicular to the pivot axis and perpendicular to the door in a closed position thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Georg Domenig, Manfred Peer
  • Patent number: 6460219
    Abstract: A hinge for mounting a door on a furniture article frame includes a first hinge member adapted to be affixed to the furniture door and a first hinge arm segment pivoted to the first hinge member and having a first adjustment plate with an aperture and a second hinge member having a second hinge arm segment having a second adjustment plate with an aperture. Turning an adjustment screw connecting the adjustment plates to one another causes the second hinge arm segment to move relative to the first hinge arm segment in a direction perpendicular to the pivot axis and parallel to the door in a closed position thereof. A movable plate formed on the second hinge member and a base plate which supports the movable plate are adapted to be affixed to the furniture article frame by a fastening screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Georg Domenig, Manfred Peer
  • Patent number: 6397432
    Abstract: Hinge for an opening door or window frame including a first and a second knuckle parts connected together by a pin, the arrangement being such as to allow adjustment between the first and second knuckle parts independently parallel to, and at right angles to, the general plane of the door or window. Adjustment parallel to the door or window is by means of a cam integral with the pin and engaged in the cavity of the first knuckle part. The cam and the cavity have surfaces of mutual contact formed in such a way that rotation of the causes a movement of relative translation only between the first and second knuckle parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Savio S.p.A.
    Inventor: Aimone Balbo di Vinadio
  • Patent number: 6276025
    Abstract: A door hinge assembly suitable for attaching a door to a structural member such that the relative position of the door to the structural member can be adjusted. A door hinge assembly includes a mounting plate for attaching the door hinge assembly to a frame, a pin holder for holding a hinge pin, and an arm that connects the pin holder to the mounting plate. The hinge pin includes both a mating body for mating with a receptacle mounted to a door and a flattened body that fits into an elongated opening that passes through the pin holder. The flattened body includes a threaded aperture that aligns with an opening through the pin holder. A captured screw threads through the threaded aperture and across the elongated opening. The captured screw includes an adjustment that is accessible through the pin holder opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Bernard Leibman
  • Patent number: 6266848
    Abstract: A hinge with adjusting devices has a hinge arm with a U-profile that can be secured to a base plate by an intermediate piece, and is connected to a hinge cup by articulated hinge links. The base plate has a mounting plane for abutting a furniture side wall in a mounted position. The position of the hinge arm is adjustable with respect to the base plate in a plane perpendicular to the mounting plane by means of an adjustment screw. Guides are provided for guiding the hinge arm in a direction of the depth of a piece of furniture when the position of the hinge arm is adjusted the adjustment screw. Two intermediate pieces are connected to the hinge arm before the hinge arm is mounted on the base plate. One intermediate piece is fixable to base plate by a spring locking mechanism, ad the other piece is slidably mounted on the first intermediate piece for slidable displacement in the direction of the depth of the piece of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Georg Fraccaro, Marco Rücker
  • Patent number: 6240599
    Abstract: A hinge for mounting a door on a furniture article frame, including a first hinge member adapted to be affixed to the furniture door and a first hinge arm segment having a rearward end portion pivoted to the first hinge member on a pivot axis. The first hinge arm segment includes a forward end portion on which is formed a first adjustment plate comprising two segments, the more forward segment forming a right angle with the more rearward segment and comprising an aperture. The hinge also includes a second hinge member adapted to be fastened to the furniture article frame and second hinge arm segment having a rearward end portion extending from the second hinge member. The second hinge member and second hinge arm segment are formed as one piece. The second hinge arm segment has a forward end portion on which is formed a second adjustment plate comprising two segments, the more rearward segment comprising an aperture and forming a right angle with the more forward segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Manfred Peer, Georg Domenig
  • Patent number: 6058564
    Abstract: An adjustable cabinet hinge includes a door wing to be mounted on a door, a frame wing to be mounted on a frame and rotatably connected to the door wing, and an adjustment module. The adjustment module includes a substantially cylindrical, externally threaded base portion, an adjustment portion having an external shape that facilitates adjusting of the adjustment module, and an internal cavity extending through the adjustment portion and the base portion for receiving a mounting screw. The frame wing includes an internally threaded aperture configured to mesh with the externally threaded base portion of the adjustment module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Stephen M. Purcell, David R. Cress
  • Patent number: 5964012
    Abstract: A hanging fitting for a door, window or the like having a fixed support inserted on the sash-frame and on which is installed a spindle for inserting a movable support fixed on the leaf of the door, window or the like into a bushing. The spindle is pivotally installed, by an eccenter, on the fixed support. The bushing corresponding with the movable support is covering a sleeve. This sleeve has an eccentered bore for receiving the spindle of the fixed support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Ferco International Ferrures et Serrures de Batiment Societe Anonyme
    Inventor: Daniel Vigreux
  • Patent number: 5933919
    Abstract: An adjustable door hinge including a pair of hinge plates, one for attachment to a door and one for attachment to a door jamb. Each of the hinge plates is provided along corresponding juxtapositioned vertical edges thereof with two or more vertically spaced and coaxially aligned tubular guides. At least two guides of one of the hinge plates is provided with internal threads. A threaded bolt extends through each of the tubular guides and threadedly engages the threaded guides of one of the hinge plates. In a preferred embodiment, the non-threaded tubular guides are provided with a rack of parallel teeth. Washers surround the bolt for disposition next to the racked tubular guides. One side of each washers is provided with a corresponding rack of parallel teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventors: Erik D. Miller, George T. Voiland
  • Patent number: 5906028
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for use with an expandable performance platform that allows relative independent pivotal movement between its first or extension panels and its adjacent second or base panel. The hinge assembly allows the extension panels to lay atop the base panels for storage or transport by providing movement of the pivot axis as the extension panel is pivoted. The hinge assembly also provides a flat performance area with a minimum of gaps along its abutting edges when the extension panels are in a performance mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Portable Entertainment Platforms Co.
    Inventors: William M. Whisman, Albert L. Hearne
  • Patent number: 5873619
    Abstract: An adjustable hinge assembly and method for using the same to adjust a cover relative to vehicle opening is disclosed. The adjustable hinge assembly includes a hinge box and an adjustable link pivotally connected to the hinge box about a first pivot axis. The adjustable link includes a mount defining a second pivot axis. The adjustable link may be pivoted relative to the hinge box to adjust the position of the second pivot axis relative to the hinge box. The hinge assembly may be used to mount a hinge strap and deck lid to a backshelf of a vehicle. Pivotally moving the adjustment link relative to the hinge box allows the deck lid to adjust relative to a deck lid opening in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Inventors: Randolph D. Lewkoski, Ronald D. McLeod