Separation Of Pivotal Contacting Surfaces Patents (Class 16/260)
  • Patent number: 10882630
    Abstract: A dual-flow jet engine comprising a fixed structure, a central core, and a cowl comprising a fixed part and a mobile cowl mounted to be rotationally mobile on the fixed structure via hinges with swan neck fitting. The fixed part has a first edge and the mobile cowl has a second edge, in which, when the mobile cowl is in a closed position, the second edge extends against the first edge. For each hinge with swan neck fitting, the fixed part is hollowed at the first edge, so as to delimit a recess opposite the swan neck fitting and allow the passage of the swan neck fitting when the mobile cowl switches from the closed position to the open position. The recess for each hinge with swan neck fitting allows for a reduction of the dimensions of the swan neck during the movement of the mobile cowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Stéphane Combes, Jean Geliot, Thomas Deforet, Adeline Soulie, Benoit Orteu
  • Patent number: 10711496
    Abstract: A refrigerator comprising a refrigerator body and a door body. The refrigerator body comprises a fixed hinge and a movable hinge. One extremity of the fixed hinge is fixed on the refrigerator body; the other extremity protrudes the refrigerator body and is provided with a guide shaft protruding towards the door body. A guide groove used for fitting the guide shaft is provided on the door body. The guide groove comprises a first groove. One extremity of the movable hinge is pivotally connected to the refrigerator body by employing a first rotating shaft and a first rotating groove; the other extremity protrudes the refrigerator body and is pivotally connected to the door body by employing a second rotating shaft and a second rotating groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: QINGDAO HAIER JOINT STOCK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guoshun He, Enpin Xia, Hao Zhang, Xiaobing Zhu
  • Patent number: 10494112
    Abstract: An engine cowling includes at least one cowling part, at least one door element and at least one hinge. The hinge connects the door element to the first cowling part in an openable and closable manner. The hinge can be adjusted in a three-dimensional manner in a first direction, a second direction and a third direction in order to change a relative position of the door element with respect to the first cowling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
    Inventor: Gonzalo Gonzalez Prieto
  • Patent number: 10488889
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, an electronic device includes a housing including a front plate, a rear plate facing in an direction opposite to that of the front plate, and a side member enclosing a space between the front plate and the rear plate, wherein the side member includes a through hole for insertion of an external object; and a flexible member attached to an inner surface of the side member and configured to block at least a portion of the through hole and configured to permit an external object to bend the flexible member, thereby allowing the external object to enter the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyongho Lee, Dongchul Song, Taehwan Kang
  • Patent number: 10322813
    Abstract: A casing structure interposed between the engine and the nacelle of an aircraft, the structure including a shroud surrounding the engine having an engine axis and including a stationary portion and a plurality of sectors; a radial arm providing the connection to the nacelle; fasteners for securing the plurality of shroud sectors to one another or to the radial arm; and the fasteners include two series of holes formed in two parallel side walls of the shroud sectors for the purpose of receiving two respective series of bolts, each passing through a corresponding set of orifices of an adjacent shroud sector or of an adjacent radial arm, a hinge arranged between each of the shroud sectors and the stationary portion of the shroud to enable the shroud sectors to be pivoted in individual manner about a common pivot axis perpendicular to the side walls arranged along the engine axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Ceddric Beljambe, Noel Robin
  • Patent number: 10293868
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for moving a tailgate about a hinge axis. The hinge assembly includes a first hinge part and a second hinge part for mating with the first hinge part. The second hinge part may be moved to a release position for releasing from the first hinge part, and a lock is provided for locking the second hinge part in the release position. A tailgate including the hinge assembly is also disclosed, which may also be provided with a powered raising and lowering capability. A related method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rafic Jergess, Spencer Monroe Dinkins, III, Adrian Nania
  • Patent number: 10280664
    Abstract: A hinge includes a first member with a footing, an extension arm and a rod. The extension arm is connected to the footing and projects away therefrom. The rod is connected to the extension arm such that a center axis of the rod is disposed parallel to the footing. The hinge further includes a second member with a first end wall, a second end wall and a cradle wall. The first end wall is connected and spaced apart from the second end wall by the cradle wall to define a rounded receptacle configured to receive the rod. The second member includes a sleeve adjacent to the second end wall that covers a portion of the receptacle to define a cup wherein a portion of the rod is positioned inside the cup to permit rotation of the first member about the center axis and to limit radial movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jairo Abraham Cruz Lopez, Andres Omar Alvarez Lopez
  • Patent number: 10173783
    Abstract: A rotorcraft comprising a cowling for closing an opening in the fuselage, the cowling being linked to the fuselage by means of a fastening system having a supporting means pivotally attached to the interior of the fuselage and a translation means coupled to the supporting means to respectively enable movements of rotation and translation of the cowling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Yann Le Cadet, Christophe Leteurtre
  • Patent number: 10070757
    Abstract: A shower enclosure door system, having a header with a channel defined between first and second ends. The header further has at least first, second, third, and fourth roller assemblies that travel upon the channel. The first and second brackets receive the first and second ends respectively. The first and second brackets mount onto lateral walls to define a shower enclosure. A base assembly comprises third and fourth ends. First and second base brackets mount upon the third and fourth ends respectively. The base assembly mounts onto a mounting surface for the shower enclosure. The first and second brackets support a weight of shower doors of the shower enclosure without side jambs while the shower doors bypass one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Rubens Jacob
  • Patent number: 9938753
    Abstract: A check strap assembly for a pickup truck tailgate may include a truck bed, a tailgate, and opposing side panels. The tailgate is mounted to the truck bed for pivotal movement. The opposing side panels are secured to the truck bed to partially define a truck box when the tailgate is in a closed position. The check strap assembly includes a member extending from a D-pillar of the truck box to the tailgate and a lock mechanism having a component with an overhang to prevent access to a fastener securing the member to the D-pillar or the tailgate. The D-pillar may include a flange defining an aperture and the member may be a rod having a first end sized for extending through the aperture and a second end with a striker for engagement with a latch mechanism of the tailgate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Robert Hemphill, Jack Marchlewski, Dragan B. Stojkovic, Robert Reiners
  • Patent number: 9759095
    Abstract: An integrated access panel is disclosed that can be used to assist in adjusting a component like a fan blade of a turbofan engine. in one form the integrated access panel is hinged at one end such that the panel remains attached during adjustment of the fan blade. The access panel can be positioned in an angled flow surface of a nacelle such that the fan blade cannot be removed from a wheel without removal of the nacelle or opening of the access panel. The integrated access panel can be spring-loaded and positioned to allow the fan blade to be removed from a wheel by moving the access panel out of the way. Subsequent blade removal can occur by rotation of the wheel to locate another blade in proximity to the access panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Rivers, Roy D. Fulayter
  • Patent number: 9668370
    Abstract: A door of an electronic device, adapted to cover an opening of the electronic device, includes a door body, a connection body and a soft body. The door body covers the opening and has a press margin. The press margin has a through hole and thereby is engaged with an engaging portion of the electronic device. The connection body is connected between the door body and the electronic device and bendable. The soft body is coupled inward to the door body and forms therein a water-resistant portion. The water-resistant portion is attached to the electronic device and corresponds in position to the opening, thereby rendering the door water-resistant. As soon as the press margin is pressed, the engaging portion gets movably restrained by the door body and thereby gets disengaged, thereby opening the door. The door dispenses with a switch structure and is dustproof, water-resistant, and intuitive to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Tzu-Chiu Huang
  • Patent number: 9637036
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a coupling bracket coupling the side frame to the floor-side seat supporting member and fixed to the side frame by welding joining. An upper part of the coupling bracket and a lower part of the side frame are overlapped with each other in an overlapped region. An edge of a first member as one of the coupling bracket and the side frame in the overlapped region is welded, in a first welding joining portion, to a second member as the other of the coupling bracket and the side frame. A joining hole extending through the first member in a plate thickness direction thereof is provided at a position in the overlapped region other than the first welding joining portion, and an edge of the joining hole is welded, in a second welding joining portion, to the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yushi Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 9596777
    Abstract: An enclosure for electrical installations includes a rectangular bottom part and a hinged door to be fastened to the bottom part. The bottom part includes sidewalls extending upward, the door being turnable from a closed position, in which it covers the door opening of the enclosure, to an open position, in which it leaves the door opening open. In order for the door to be easily and quickly fastened to the bottom part, the door is fastened to the bottom part by a detachable door frame, which door frame includes at least two quick-release mechanisms to fasten it detachably to at least two detents in the bottom part so that the door frame is locked at the detents and the bottom part when the quick-release mechanisms are in the locked position, and the door frame may be released from the bottom part when the quick-release mechanisms have been opened and released from the detents. The enclosure includes a cover which covers the door frame and the door, which cover is fastened to the bottom part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: FIBOX OY AB
    Inventor: Kenneth Weber
  • Patent number: 9555701
    Abstract: A utility vehicle comprises a plurality of ground engaging members and a frame supported by the plurality of ground engaging members. The utility vehicle includes a front seating area and a rear seating area. A rear cargo bed is reconfigurable from a configuration where it is rearward of the rear seating area to a second configuration where it includes the rear seating area space. The vehicle includes a transmission having a final drive portion and a plurality of transmission shafts housed in a common housing, the final drive portion being forward of an end of the plurality of transmission shafts. The vehicle also includes a front suspension and a rear suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Eicher Polaris Private Limited
    Inventors: David J. Borowicz, Jeremy T. Hulst
  • Publication number: 20140325793
    Abstract: A hinge apparatus includes an inner cylindrical housing having a first slot formed therethough extending between distal ends of the inner cylindrical housing, and an outer cylindrical housing having a second slot formed therethough extending between distal ends of the outer cylindrical housing and being configured to engage with the inner cylindrical housing. The first slot and second slot form unique paths which prevent complete alignment of the first slot and the second slot during axial rotation of the hinge apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan M. HAYLOCK, Gordon C. CAMERON
  • Publication number: 20140090203
    Abstract: A hinge apparatus includes an inner cylindrical housing having a first slot formed therethough extending between distal ends of the inner cylindrical housing, and an outer cylindrical housing having a second slot formed therethough extending between distal ends of the outer cylindrical housing and being configured to engage with the inner cylindrical housing. The first slot and second slot form unique paths which prevent complete alignment of the first slot and the second slot during axial rotation of the hinge apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. HAYLOCK, Gordon C. CAMERON
  • Publication number: 20130283567
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism arranged between a main body and a door, and openably and closably supporting the door, comprising: a fixed-side hinge plate disposed at the main body; and a movable side hinge plate disposed at the door, wherein the fixed-side hinge plate includes a bearing surface and a plurality of projection portions projected from the bearing surface, and the fixed-side hinge plate is mountable to (1) a first mounting portion of the main body, having holes through which the projection portions can be inserted, and being capable of abutting to the bearing surface, and (2) a second mounting portion of the main body, being capable of abutting to end surfaces of the plurality of projection portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshimasu Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20130181589
    Abstract: Hinged assemblies, and children's products including at least one hinged assembly, include a base member and a hinged member operatively and pivotally coupled to the base member to define a hinge. The hinge is configured to release if an obstruction is positioned between the hinged member and the base member while the hinged member is being closed and if a closing torque is greater than or equal to a release torque. The hinge also may be configured to not release when an opening torque is applied when the hinged member is in its open position even when the opening torque is greater than the release torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Howell, Charles D. Smith, Jon Paul Castiglione
  • Patent number: 8474099
    Abstract: A hinge assembly includes a first body, and a second body capable of rotating relatively to the first body. The first body includes a first main part and a pair of stopper portions respectively extending from two sides of the first main part and coplanar with the first main part. Two ends of a shaft are fixed with the pair of stopper portions, respectively. The second body includes a second main part, a pair of blocking portions and a resilient arm located between the pair of the blocking portions. When the second body rotates to be perpendicular to the first body, the second body is positioned stably relative to the first body without an external force, due to an elasticity of the resilient arm of the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pei-Yu Hung
  • Patent number: 8235480
    Abstract: A door hinge assembly for a refrigerator includes a refrigerator door pivotally coupled to a main body of the refrigerator and provided with at least one groove and a hinge unit enabling the refrigerator door to pivot. The hinge unit includes a hinge pin providing a pivot axis of the refrigerator door and a hook member provided at a side of the hinge pin and inserted and hooked in the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Wonsik Kang
  • Patent number: 8161601
    Abstract: The invention relates to a door hinge system which includes an integral exposed vertically oriented pin as a portion of a doorframe bracket, and a central latch bracket as engaged to a door. The pivotal manipulation of the door engages the latch of the central latch bracket to the pin, to secure the door to the doorframe. The central latch bracket includes a channel for receipt of the pin which is securely and releasably retained in the channel by the leading cam edge of the latch and safety slide. Disengagement of the latch from the pin enables a door to be easily separated from doorframe for re-hanging at a future time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Industrilas AB
    Inventors: Benkt-Ake Alfredsson, Jasmin Insanic
  • Patent number: 8156611
    Abstract: A vehicle door attachment unit for rotatably and detachably coupling a vehicle door to a vehicle body. The unit may include a bodyside bracket mountable to the vehicle body and having first and second portions with respective first and second apertures, with the first and second portions extending generally away from the vehicle body. A doorside bracket may be mountable to the vehicle door and include a segment with a third aperture, the segment extending generally away from the vehicle door. A retaining mechanism may extend through the third aperture, and through the first and/or second apertures. A fastener may extend through at least one of the apertures and mate with the retaining mechanism to substantially align the first, second, and third apertures. A bearing may be disposed on the retaining mechanism for providing rotational freedom between the retaining mechanism, and the bodyside or doorside bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Machin, Craig A. Moccio, Patrick L. Folk, Joshua R. Kesten, John O. Wheeler, Lothar Budde
  • Patent number: 7966699
    Abstract: Shutter (or door) fitting for fastening a furniture shutter (or door) in a pivotable manner on a basic cabinet structure, having at least one actuating arm, which is provided for moving the furniture shutter, and having at least one shutter-mounted fitting part, which can be connected to the actuating arm, characterized in that the shutter-mounted fitting part has a rotation-prevention means for temporarily fixing the pivoting position of the at least one actuating arm, preferably in the fully open position thereof, wherein the rotation-prevention means, in a first operating position, arrests the at least one actuating arm in its pivoting position relative to the shutter-mounted fitting part and, in a second operating position, allows the actuating arm to pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventors: Fredi Dubach, Harald Brunnmayr
  • Publication number: 20110099755
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fitting for shower partition parts made of a flat material such as, glass, plastic or similar. The door elements thereof have bores which are arranged in the vicinity of a high edge in order to receive hinge plate parts. The fitting has three main components. A stationary hinge member is provided that is adapted to be fixed in the borehole of a stationary door member, and which is also adapted to receive a shiftable hinge housing with a lower sleeve unit. A hinge leaf member is provided that is adapted to be fixed to a moveable door leaf. The hinge leaf member has an upper sleeve member adapted to interlock with the lower sleeve member to allow the hinge leaf member to run on the stationary hinge member. The hinge leaf member is height adjustable within a limited range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Gunter Reichel
  • Patent number: 7908710
    Abstract: A device for articulating a stopper or lid to a frame, in particular of a man hole. The male articulating member may optionally be mounted either removably in its housing of the frame to enable the stopper to be extracted from the frame in its upright position or secured in its housing such that the stopper is not detachable from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Norinco
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Monneret, Christian Fumalle
  • Patent number: 7900323
    Abstract: A lamp has multiple arms and multiple hinges mounted between two adjacent arms. The hinge has a stationary leaf, multiple pivot assemblies being mounted in the stationary leaf and multiple brackets being respectively connected to the pivot assemblies and two corresponding brackets are attached to each arm. Each pivot assembly has a shaft and a locking nut being mounted on the shaft and selectively engaging a locking hole of each bracket. Since the locking nuts selectively engage the locking holes of the brackets, an angle between the adjacent arms can be adjusted and fixed. Further, two adjacent arms do not influence each other's position, which is convenient for adjusting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu-Mu Lin
  • Patent number: 7870642
    Abstract: There is disclosed an anti-sag hinge (10) which includes a mounting flange assembly (12) pivotally coupled to a strap assembly (15). The mounting flange assembly includes a mounting flange (16) having four mounting holes (17) therethrough. The strap assembly includes a strap (31) extending from a cylinder portion (32). The strap includes four elongated mounting holes (42), a screw adjustment flange (43) having a threaded screw hole (44) therein. The strap also includes a moveable adjustment bracket (50) mounted for lateral movement relative to the underlying strap. The adjustment bracket also includes an adjustment screw mounting flange (52), a adjustment screw (53) extending through an adjustment bracket mounting hole (54) and threaded into screw adjustment flange screw hole. Lastly, the adjustment bracket includes four mounting holes (56) extending therethrough and generally in alignment with strap elongated mounting holes (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Kason Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Burl M. Finkelstein, Brett A. Mitchell, Thomas A. Thorsen
  • Patent number: 7836552
    Abstract: A hold-down support structure is coupled to a stem of a pintle to form a hinge, and includes a support board and a sleeve. The support board has a support section forming a support face. The sleeve includes first and second brackets. When the sleeve is mounted to the support board, a stem receiving space is defined by by the support board and the first and second brackets. The stem is inserted into the stem receiving space and an outer circumferential surface of the stem is subject to constraint by the support face of the support board and the resilient retention forces respectively applied by the first and second brackets symmetrically in directions toward the support face so that a predetermined rotational friction is induced between the outer circumferential surface of the stem and the inside surfaces of the first and second brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Po-Tsun Chao
  • Publication number: 20100287733
    Abstract: The invention relates to a door hinge system which includes an integral exposed vertically oriented pin as a portion of a doorframe bracket, and a central latch bracket as engaged to a door. The pivotal manipulation of the door engages the latch of the central latch bracket to the pin, to secure the door to the doorframe. The central latch bracket includes a channel for receipt of the pin which is securely and releasably retained in the channel by the leading cam edge of the latch and safety slide. Disengagement of the latch from the pin enables a door to be easily separated from doorframe for re-hanging at a future time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: INDUSTRILAS AB
    Inventors: Benkt-Ake Alfredsson, Jasmin Insanic
  • Patent number: 7761958
    Abstract: The invention relates to a door hinge system which includes an integral exposed vertically oriented pin as a portion of a doorframe bracket, and a central latch bracket as engaged to a door. The pivotal manipulation of the door engages the latch of the central latch bracket to the pin, to secure the door to the doorframe. The central latch bracket includes a channel for receipt of the pin which is securely and releasably retained in the channel by the leading cam edge of the latch and safety slide. Disengagement of the latch from the pin enables a door to be easily separated from doorframe for re-hanging at a future time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Allegris Corporation
    Inventors: Benkt-Ake Alfredsson, Jasmin Insanic
  • Patent number: 7634837
    Abstract: An embodiment of a hinge has a first part with a pin, the pin defining a longitudinal axis, and a second part with a receptacle for the pin. The first and second parts are arranged to rotate relative to one another about the axis with the pin in the receptacle. Mutually cooperating formations on the pin and receptacle are arranged to permit separation of the first and second parts along the axis in a first position of relative rotation of the first and second parts and to obstruct separation of the first and second parts along the axis in a second position of relative rotation of the first and second parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Middle Atlantic Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Schluter, Richard L. King, Leszek Markowski
  • Patent number: 7603746
    Abstract: A three-way adjustable butt hinge for a door is adjusted vertically in a door frame by inserting an allen wrench in a vertical adjustment screw at the top of the hinge pin. Turning the wrench moves the screw in either direction, pushes on the hinge pin and raises or lowers the door as necessary. A pin has an eccentric shaft with upper and lower sections offset on parallel axes. Lateral adjustments are effected by loosening a side-mounted set screw and turning the eccentric shaft as necessary to move the door either in or out or side to side in the frame. The lateral set screw holds the hinge pin integral with the sash hinge. The door is removed from the frame by simply lifting the door sash hinge and pin from the complementary pin receiver on the frame hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: G-U Hardware, Inc.
    Inventors: Julius von Resch, Jan M. Huml
  • Patent number: 7584523
    Abstract: There is disclosed an anti-sag hinge (10) which includes a mounting flange assembly (12) pivotally coupled to a strap assembly (15). The mounting flange assembly includes a mounting flange (16) having four mounting holes (17) therethrough, a lower hinge barrel (18) extending from the mounting flange, and a removably mated upper hinge barrel (19) extending from the mounting flange. The upper and lower hinge barrels provide for a dual or double shear system (two positions wherein a shearing force is provided between the strap assembly and the flange assembly 12) that provides a stable connection between the strap assembly (15) and the flange assembly (12). The strap assembly includes a strap (31) extending from a cylinder portion (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Kason Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Burl M. Finkelstein, Brett A. Mitchell, Thomas A. Thorsen
  • Publication number: 20080250605
    Abstract: A hinge unit which rotatably supports a door with respect to a main body, the hinge unit includes: a hinge which is provided to one of the door and the main body; a hinge supporting unit which comprises a hinge accommodating part which accommodates the hinge; and a main body coupling part which detachably couples the hinge supporting unit with respect to the other of the door and the main body by insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Soung-joon Park
  • Publication number: 20080209680
    Abstract: A device for articulating a stopper or lid to a frame, in particular of a man hole. The male articulating member may optionally be mounted either removably in its housing of the frame to enable the stopper to be extracted from the frame in its upright position or secured in its housing such that the stopper is not detachable from the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: NORINCO
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Monneret, Christian Fumalle
  • Patent number: 7413362
    Abstract: A paper tray for a printer includes a paper support plate for supporting paper sheets stacked thereon and a support frame formed on the printer body adjacent the paper inlet. The paper support plate has a C-shaped hook having a base portion and upper and lower arms. The support frame has a protruding shaft and an upwardly inclined housing wall. The paper support plate is detachably hinged to the support frame with the C-shaped hook engaged with the protruding shaft so as to be rotated between a vertical position and a horizontal position. The housing wall extends forward beyond the protruding shaft and has a horizontal surface serving as a contact surface at the top of the extending portion. The C-shaped hook has a rib at the base portion. When the paper support plate is rotated to the horizontal position, the rotation is limited by the under surface of the rib coming in contact with the top surface of the extending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayoshi Bandou
  • Patent number: 7401380
    Abstract: A low overhead hinge assembly comprising a stationary hinge plate and a rotating hinge plate. The stationary hinge plate having a stationary hinge plate body portion and a plurality of stationary hinge plate digits coupled to the stationary hinge plate body portion, each of the stationary hinge plate digits having an opening therein. The rotating hinge plate having a rotating hinge plate body portion and a plurality of pins coupled to the rotating hinge plate body portion, wherein the stationary hinge plate digits are configured to be engaged with the rotating hinge plate pins so that each of a plurality of the rotating hinge plate pins is inserted into an opening in one of the stationary hinge plate digits so as to pivotally couple the rotating hinge plate to the stationary hinge plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Frederick Herring, Daniel Paul Kelaher, Glenn Edward Myrto, Paul Andrew Wormsbecher
  • Patent number: 7308732
    Abstract: A hinge assembly 15 for a vehicle tailgate 14 comprises a first hinge member 21 fastened to the tailgate 14 and a second hinge member 22 fastened to a hollow flange 23 of a vehicle roof 13 by means of adjustment device 24 comprising an adjustment nut 25 and a locking screw 26. The second hinge member 22 has a hollow cylindrical shank portion 35 with a left-hand external screw thread 36 and a right-hand internal thread 38. Further, the adjustment nut 25 having a screw thread 39 engaged with the external thread 36 of the hollow shank portion 35 and the locking screw 26 having a screw thread 41 engaged with the internal thread 38 of the hollow shank portion 35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Woolcock
  • Patent number: 7281300
    Abstract: A hinge for a child safety barrier, consisting of first (1, 9) and second (2, 10) bracket parts, wherein the first bracket part is formed with a pin (4) whose free end is formed with a shoulder (5). The second bracket part (2, 10) is formed with a hole (7) with two sections, where the first section has a larger diameter than the second section. This provides an edge between the two sections, which, together with the shoulder (5) of the pin, serves as a lock between the two bracket parts. If the length of the pin is larger than the length of the section of the smallest diameter, then the two hinge parts may be displaced relative to each other in the direction of the pin, which is an advantage when the hinge is used in connection with child safety barriers. The two bracket parts of the hinge are formed with respective locking parts which cooperate such that when one bracket part is displaced relative to the other bracket part, the bracket parts may be rotated relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Baby Dan A/S
    Inventors: Finn Andersen, Henrik L. Pedersen, Glenn Højmose
  • Patent number: 7021199
    Abstract: The household electrical appliance comprises a support and a waffle-iron which pivots on the support about an axis and which has a pivot pivotally mounted on a bearing carried by the support. In the invention, the pivot is secured to a first panel of the waffle-iron and has a housing which is adapted, when the two panels are in the closed position, to receive a locking element secured to the other panel, and the bearing has an opening disposed so as to allow the locking element to pass freely for opening and closing the waffle-iron when it is in its working position, and to prevent the two panels from opening when it is in its upside-down position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Seb SA
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Lubowicki, Denis Gruaz
  • Patent number: 7013530
    Abstract: The invention concerns a removable linking device 1 between a first element 3 and a second element (2). It comprises a reception cradle (13) delimited by the first element (3), on the one hand, and a connecting means (20) integral to the second element (2) on the other hand, the said means (20) being connected to the cradle (13) on one side by holding means (21) and, on the other, by a flexible means (22) which can be eliminated to allow the separation of the two elements. The cradle (13) delimits a reception space (14) in which the connecting means (20) is inserted. The cradle (13) delimits a reception wall (15) of the holding means (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Sagem SA
    Inventor: Jean-François Lallemant
  • Patent number: 6922872
    Abstract: An automotive hinge comprises: a door component adapted to be mounted to a vehicular closing panel, the door component comprising a conical pivot axis aperture; a body component adapted to be mounted to a vehicular body structure, said body component comprising a pivot arm; the door component and the body component being adapted to rotate about a pivot axis; the body component comprising an upstanding, conical structural feature extending from the body component and adapted to be coaxially aligned with the pivot axis and structurally fixed to the pivot arm of the body component; the conical structural feature comprising an external conical bearing surface; such that when the hinge is assembled, the door component interleaves over the body component, dimensionally locating the door and body components by means of the walls of the conical pivot axis aperture of the door component interacting with the external conical bearing surface of the conical structural feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Multimatic, Inc.
    Inventor: Rudolf Gruber
  • Patent number: 6810562
    Abstract: A spacing member (15) on a hinge arm (1) bears against guide surfaces (22, 231)and locates a hinge pin (16) generally beneath a hinge pin hole in a recess (2) to be mounted on a door to be hingedly mounted on a cabinet which has a frame mounting the hinge arm. Lowering of the recess when so generally located cause a chamfer (161) on the end of the hinge pin (16) to accurately align the hinge pin with the hinge pin hole as the hinge pin (16) enters the hinge pin hole to move the spacing member (15) out of engagement with the guide surfaces (22, 231).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: APW Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: David Horne, John David Schnabel
  • Patent number: 6691370
    Abstract: The invention relates to a unique door hinge which does not employ pin receiving knuckles which are normally us in more conventional hinges. The unique hinge, provides two hinge leafs, the first of which has a flat web which terminates at an open end loop which is coextensive with the web and defines a space for matingly receiving a head portion which is at the termination of the web of the second leaf. The head portion is rotatable within the loop portion and is segmented by longitudinally spaced spaces for receiving plastic bearings which facilitate rotation of the hinge and support the movable hinge leaf relative to the fixed hinge leaf of a normally mounted door hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Markar Aritectural Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley R. Tatara
  • Patent number: 6681447
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for a storage enclosure is disclosed. The hinge assembly includes a base and a pair of pivot mounts. The base includes a pivot member, and the pair of pivot mounts include a male/female interface. The male/female interface is configured to connect the pair of pivot mounts and to couple the pair of pivot mounts to the retaining member. The male/female interface may be provided by a hook member inserted through a slot and pivoted to engage the wall that defines the slot. One pivot mounts includes a groove, and the other pivot mount includes a ramped lug that engages the groove in a snap-in engagement to provide resistance to movement when the pivot mounts are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: David Anthony Houk, Jr., Timothy Michael Pierzynski, Wendell R. Conn
  • Patent number: 6591451
    Abstract: An automotive hinge adapted to facilitate removable attachment of a closure panel to a body structure comprises a door component comprising upper and lower door component pivot arms adapted to be mounted to a vehicular closure panel, a body component comprising upper and lower body component pivot doors adapted to be mounted to a vehicular body structure, a common pivot axis around which the door component and body component are adapted to rotate in relation to each other, and a cylindrical protrusion adapted to be coaxially aligned with the pivot axis and structurally attached to and extended above the upper pivot arm of the body component, such that the door component is adapted to interleave over the body component, dimensionally locating the closure panel and the body structure by means of an external cylindrical bearing surface on the cylindrical protrusion, and is adapted to be held in assembly by means of a pivot pin which is adapted to extend through both said pivot arms of both said hinge components
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Multimatic, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudolf Gruber, David Carswell, John J. Salmon
  • Publication number: 20020194703
    Abstract: A hinge is disclosed including a door wing, and a frame wing pivotally coupled to the door wing having an aperture disposed in the frame wing. The aperture has an opening disposed on a first edge of the frame wing configured to allow a shaft of a fastener to slidably fit in the opening and then into the aperture. The frame wing may be adjusted in at least two directions with respect to a frame by moving the frame wing with respect to the fastener, such that the adjustment is bounded by the shaft of the fastener within the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Applicant: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: David R. Cress, Michael J. Bowers, Thomas E. Martenson
  • Publication number: 20020194704
    Abstract: A hinge is provided for hinging the top cover of an appliance to the remaining cabinet. The hinge body includes an upper end, a lower end, first and second opposite lateral edges, a front face, and a rear face. The hinge body includes one or more appendages protruding outwardly from the front face of the hinge body. The hinge body also includes a hook formed therein and protruding upwardly from the upper edge of the hinge body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Mark S. Snowden, Paul A. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20020194702
    Abstract: A conductive hinge is made of a superelastic shape memory alloy such as nitinol (NiTi) having a large elastic strain limit for enabling the hinge to bend around a small radius during stowage and flexible return to a trained rigid hinge position. The hinge is conductive enabling use of the hinge as a conductor for routing power through multiple solar cell panels interconnected by the hinges forming a hinged solar cell array that is deployed when the hinges are released from the bent stowed configuration to the rigid deployed configuration when the hinges further function as latches to lock the panels in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Applicant: The Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Hinkley, Edward J. Simburger