Axially Shifting Hinge Sections Patents (Class 16/265)
  • Patent number: 9049929
    Abstract: An appliance apparatus includes an adhesively bonded bracket or support. In another aspect, a clothing apparatus includes a moveable transparent panel, such as a glass door or lid, which has a polymeric support or bracket adhesively bonded thereto. A further aspect provides polyurethane adhesive pellets bonding a polymeric hinge bracket to only a backside of a glass appliance panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Dorian J. Kilgore, William Teller, Jeffrey Moser
  • Patent number: 8752727
    Abstract: A hinge pin lock for a molded plastic container includes a locking tab molded with an upper rim of the container and connected to the upper rim by a living hinge. The locking tab is pivotable from an open position to a locked position. A channel is formed in the upper rim and is sized to receive a hinge pin of a container lid. The channel includes engagement structure that secures the locking tab in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Monoflo International, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans Niemann
  • Patent number: 8495793
    Abstract: A quick release door hinge system has a locking pin and two flaps: A jamb flap that is fixedly attached to a door jamb and a door flap which is fixedly attached to a door. The door flap has built-in downwardly pointing pins that are configured and sized to fit into channels found on the jamb flap. Once the two flaps are connected, the locking pin is inserted so as to block any upward motion of the door flap which could result in an inadvertent release of the door from its hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Yolain Cayer
  • Patent number: 8171599
    Abstract: A hinge, configured to be stably positioned by a simple mechanism and advantageously characterized by ease of installation and uninstallation, includes a first connection member and a second connection member. The first connection member includes a first fixing unit and a support unit. The first fixing unit has a first fixing side and a connecting side. The support unit is connected to the connecting side, and has a cylindrical receiving chamber and a via in communication with the cylindrical receiving chamber. The via is penetrable by a rod-shaped tool. The second connection member includes a second fixing unit and a post connected to the second fixing unit. The second fixing unit has a second fixing side. The post is removably disposed in the cylindrical receiving chamber and has a positioning hole for receiving an end portion of the rod-shaped tool when aligned with the via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Askey Computer Corp.
    Inventors: Yung-Chi Cheng, Ching-Feng Hsieh
  • 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: 7434771
    Abstract: The supports of the present invention further comprise a frame strut extending across a lower portion of the support frame. Two openings are defined in the frame strut which are adapted to receive ends of an expansion limiter piece. This limiter piece is generally V-shaped and has connection means at the end of each of the V legs for connection to frame struts of adjacent hose supports. The vertex of the limiter piece is located proximal to a vertex formed by the hinge of adjacent hose supports. At the vertex of the limiter piece and at locations near the connection means, living hinges are formed so that a user will experience relatively little resistance to opening, accordion-style, the invention hose supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Double Color Industrial Ltd.
    Inventor: Lo Yun Tai
  • Patent number: 7309472
    Abstract: A sterilization system for dental and orthodontic tools is provided with a transport rack dimensionally sized to hold a plurality interchangeable cassettes. The interchangeable cassettes are designed and intended to hold kits of dental or orthodontic tools and are provided with top opening, double-hinged covers which lay flat on the surface when opened and used at a dental workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Inventors: Dennis J. Michaelson, Jeffrey W. Mix
  • Patent number: 7080428
    Abstract: A hinge device having a way to detach one hinge member from another includes a fender mounting plate with a pivot pin secured thereto, a hood mounting plate having a pivot pin engaging slot, an elongated pawl having a latch plate engaging end, the pawl secured to the hood mounting plate, a latch plate rotatably secured to the hood mounting plate in a spaced relationship with the elongated pawl where the latch plate has a pawl engaging slot shaped to engage the pawl latch plate engaging end, a pivot pin engaging slot shaped to engage the pivot pin, and a pawl unlock surface that contacts the latch plate engaging end when the elongated pawl is not engaged with the pawl engaging, whereby a user can detach one hinge member from another by withdrawing the elongated pawl, translating one hinge member in relation to the other, and thereby rotating the latch plate, which disengages the latch plate and hood mounting plate from the pivot pin and separates the hinge members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Inventor: Warren L. Hyde
  • Patent number: 6925683
    Abstract: A hinge comprises two elements, respectively attachable to first and second structures, and hingedly rotatable about an axis relative to each other. One said element comprises a first elongate member extending along the direction of the said axis and having a keyway slot that extends part way along the said member from one end thereof, and also comprises a second member adapted for attachment to one of the said structures and integrally formed with a key member receivable in the slot. The keyway slot and the key member are formed with profiles that enable the key member to be received in the slot to a selected one of a plurality of depths, thereby enabling adjustment in the spacing of the said one structure radially of the said axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Alan R Zebedee
  • Patent number: 6755493
    Abstract: A wall mounted cabinet with an improved hinge design having a mounting frame, a cabinet body and a pair of improved hinge apparatus. The hinge apparatus includes a hinge shaft attachable to a side of the mounting frame in such a manner that the hinge shaft is slidably adjusted along the mounted frame side and a hinge plate attached to the cabinet body. The hinge shafts can engage the hinge plates, securing the cabinet body to the mounting frame, or disengage the hinge plate, thereby allowing the removal of the cabinet body from the mounting frame. Fasteners secure the hinge shafts to the side of the mounting frame and maintain the hinge shafts in the desired position. The fasteners can only be removed from the inside of the cabinet, thereby providing a secure enclosure when the cabinet body is attached to the mounting frame and secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William Drew Krietzman, Enrie Rillo Ballesteros
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6330161
    Abstract: A computer is disclosed having a power supply assembly that may be rotated into a first position for operating the computer, rotated into a second position for servicing components within the computer, or removed from the computer quickly and easily. The power supply assembly is mounted to a chassis via first and second pivot pins that define an axis of rotation and engage first and second bearing surfaces. The first pivot pin may be disengaged from the first bearing surface without removing a fastener. In one embodinent, the first pivot pin is disengaged from the first bearing surface by relative movement between the first pivot pin and the first bearing surface along the axis of rotation. In another embodiment, the first pivot pin is disengaged from the first bearing surface by passing it through a slot in the bearing surface orthogonal to the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Darren B Smith, Ronald P Dean, Samuel M Babb
  • Patent number: 6182331
    Abstract: The invention is a box hinge comprising a pair of identical hinge members pivotably secured by a sequestered pin captured within a bore in each hinge member. The identical hinge members are cylindrical with a rounded end from which a spherical quadrant has been removed and which has been partially and centrally bored. Each bore extends perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the hinge member and perpendicular to the plane defined by the flat surface of the remaining spherical quadrant. The pin box hinge is formed by inserting one half of the sequestered pin in the bore of each hinge member such that the flat surfaces of both spherical quadrants are coplanar. In an alternative embodiment, the pin sequestration bores are coaxial with the longitudinal axis of the hinge members, which rotate about that longitudinal axis. Jigs for preparing boxes and lids to receive the hinges, and methods of installation, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventor: George D. Hessenthaler
  • Patent number: 6151757
    Abstract: A lockable piano-type hinge assembly including a locking hinge piece in addition to two hinge pieces which include the hinge pin barrels. The hinge pin is secured to the locking hinge piece which has an opening aligned with a locking loop secured to one of the hinge pieces. When the hinge assembly is assembled, the locking loop extends through the opening of the locking hinge piece and a locking device is insertable through the locking loop to prevent relative movement of the locking hinge piece and removal of the hinge pin from the barrels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Harry C. Beals, Jr., James T. LaGrotta, Richard T. LaGrotta, Ronald B. Walsh, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6070296
    Abstract: A detachable door hinge for motor vehicle doors which includes two hinge halves securable to a door and a door pillar, respectively, two hinge pin stubs fixedly secured in respective gudgeons of one of the two hinge halves and extending, in an attached position of the hinge, into complementary gudgeons of another one of the two hinge halves, with each of the two hinge halves being formed of a folded section of sheet metal and having, at least in a region of a hinge axis, a U-shaped cross-sectional profile, with respective gudgeons being formed in legs of respective hinge halves, and with the hinge further including elements for mutually locking the two hinge halves in their pivotal positions corresponding to both a closed position of the door and a partially open position of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Ed. Scharwachter GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Abeln, Bernd Alfred Klutting, Heinz-Walter Heinemann, Klaus Menten
  • 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: 5706556
    Abstract: The invention is based on a pinless sheet-metal hinge with maintenance-free bearing for motor vehicle doors, comprising two hinge halves, each securable via hinge tabs to one of the two parts of the door arrangement and meshing with one another with their single-joint regions, at least one of which is shaped from a sheet-metal material blank and in its single-joint region has two regions parallel to one another and oriented perpendicular to the hinge axis; the two hinge halves are supported pivotably on one another about a hinge axis with the interposition of bearing bushes made of a maintenance-free bearing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Ed. Scharwachter GmbH & Co., KG.
    Inventor: Bernd Alfred Kluting
  • Patent number: 5706555
    Abstract: An articulation arrangement for detachably connecting two wall parts of a container, each of the wall parts having a surface and an underside, one of the wall parts having a side face extending between the surface and the underside, and the other wall part comprising a marginal strip having an arcuate surface defining an arc of a circle about an axis extending parallel to a longitudinal direction of the marginal strip, the arc extending from the surface of the other wall part to the underside thereof and the marginal strip having a thickness extending from the surface to the underside of the other wall part, and the side face of the one wall part facing the arcuate surface of the marginal strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Steiner Freizeitmobel Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Josef Furtner
  • Patent number: 5682643
    Abstract: A bifold door comprises door panels and a center section, with a hinge construction between each panel and the center section. Each door panel and center section comprises an extruded metal section. First and second hinge elements of synthetic plastic material have key formations which engage with key-ways in the extruded sections. One hinge element has a pintle and the other hinge element has a bore in which the pintle is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventor: Philip Duffy
  • Patent number: 5669106
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism for separably and pivotably connecting a base with a cover which is integrally molded with the base and the cover. The base has a first hinge body molded therewith, with the first hinge body having a cavity defined a longitudinal pivot axis. The cover has a second hinge body molded therewith and a pivot pin extending from the second hinge body, the pivot pin being receivable within the cavity of the base first hinge body. The second hinge body of the cover and the wall of the base are shaped in a cooperative manner so that there is interference between the second hinge body and the wall to prevent the pivot pin from being inserted into or removed from the first hinge body cavity except when the cover is in a predetermined angular position. In addition, the hinge bodies and the base and cover are formed with cooperating features which inhibit inadvertent pivoting movement of the cover from defined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Bassel Hage Daoud
  • Patent number: 5595317
    Abstract: A prop for propping the lid of a trash bin in a partially open position includes a frame having an elongated slot. The prop is mounted on a trash bin by inserting the lid hinge rod of the bin through the slot. When mounted on a trash bin, the prop can be moved in a direction perpendicular to the axis of the lid hinge rod, the rod sliding laterally in the slot. The prop can thus be moved between a position in which it supports the lid in a partially open position and a position in which the lid can be swung fully open. When the prop is in the former position, two arms, one or both of which may be integral to the frame, extend generally perpendicularly away from the axis of the hinge rod. In this position, one arm contacts the rear wall of the bin and the other contacts the lid of the bin. When the prop is moved to the other position, one of the arms disengages the portion of the bin with which it was it contact. The lid can then be freely swung to any position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Inventor: Tony Hodge
  • Patent number: 5590441
    Abstract: An automotive lift-off type door hinge is provided which includes a body side hinge having a vertical leg for attachment with a body opening frame, the body side hinge having joined to the vertical leg a horizontal leg which has a stop pin aperture and spaced therefrom a pivot pin aperture; an upper door side hinge having a vertical leg extending upwardly for attachment to a door, the upper door side hinge having joined to the vertical leg a horizontal leg having a pivot pin aperture; a lower door side hinge having a downwardly extending vertical leg connected to the door by a removable fastener, the lower door hinge having joined to the vertical leg a horizontal leg sandwiching the horizontal leg of the body hinge between the horizontal legs of the upper and lower door side hinges, and the horizontal leg of the lower door side hinge having a pivot pin aperture; a pivot pin providing a thrust bearing for the upper door side hinge loosely fitted in the upper door side hinge pivot aperture to allow upward door
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Spencer
  • Patent number: 5570498
    Abstract: A lift-off type door hinge for pivotally and detachably connecting a door to a vehicle body is provided including a body strap with a base for connection to the vehicle body with generally horizontally projecting upper and lower arms projecting therefrom, the upper and lower arms having generally aligned apertures with first and second pins extending therethrough, the body strap also having a reaction surface, a mid-strap, the mid-strap having a main body with generally horizontally projecting upper and lower arms, the mid-strap arms via the first and second pins being pivotally attached with respect to the body strap, the mid-strap lower arm also having a door aperture, and the mid-strap also having a reaction surface, a spring extending between the reaction surfaces of the body strap and the mid-strap to bias the mid-strap to a hold open position with respect to the body strap when the door is open, and a door strap, the door strap having a main body fixably connected to the door and the door having first,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur S. Hipkiss, Charles R. Fain, Cheryl L. Barr
  • Patent number: 5561886
    Abstract: The invention concerns a hinge, in particular a hinge for switch-cabinet and instrument-cabinet doors, the hinge comprising a part fitted to the door and a part fitted to the cabinet which engage with each other for rotational motion by means of at least one hinge pin. In order to ensure that the hinge parts can be separated and reassembled rapidly and simply, the invention calls for at least one hinge part (10, 40) to be designed in two elements, via a first and a second element (11, 12; 41, 42) and that the first and second element (11, 12; 41, 42) can be displaced relative to each other in the longitudinal direction to enable the other part (20; 50) to be inserted and withdrawn again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: Knurr-Mechanik fur die Elektronik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hans Flamme
  • Patent number: 5372175
    Abstract: A tambour door for a cabinet having a series of hinged, vertical panel members which are precluded from moving vertically one with respect to the other by a plug which coacts with slots defined in the hinge elements connecting the adjacent tambour elongated panel members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Assignee: Waterloo Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Normal L. Calhoun, Richard D. Purchase
  • Patent number: 5355556
    Abstract: Hinges on the door have pairs of pins facing in opposite directions. One of each pair of pins is inserted in a socket of a hinge knuckle. The end of the pin bears against an interior surface of the knuckle. The pins can be connected by a post. A slot is provided in the knuckle for receiving the post. The door is reversed by removing the pin from the socket, inverting the door, and inserting the opposite pin in a knuckle on the opposite side of the opening. The enclosure or the door is provided with a flange or seal to engage the door when it is closed, thereby inhibiting movement of the door in the plane of the door. Thus, disengagement of the pintle from the socket is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Aircom Metal Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald W. Lyon
  • Patent number: 5167049
    Abstract: The invention is a gate hinge comprising a male half with a rod extending upward from it and a female half with a sleeve which fits over the rod and swivels on the rod. Both the male and female halves have "U"-shaped portions extending outward at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the rod. Each "U"-shaped portion has two legs which fit around either a square gate post or a square fence post. Each leg has a square shoulder which fits around either the gate post or the fence post and an opening through which a bolt extends as a means of securing the hinge to the posts. The square shoulders force proper alignment of the hinge with the posts when the bolts are tightened and prevent up and down movement or tilt of the hinge when a heavy load is applied, such as a heavy gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: Fence Hardware Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward L. Gibbs
  • Patent number: 5150500
    Abstract: An adjustable lift-off hinge comprises a support member having a longitudinal axis mounted onto a frame. A knuckle assembly mounted onto a door is provided having a longuitudinal adjustable knuckle member rotatably coupled to the support member along the longitudinal axis, and a longitudinal fixed base member having a convex outer surface pivotally connected to a longitudinal side of the adjustable knuckle member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Bisbing
  • Patent number: 5127132
    Abstract: Each of two identical hinge plates has projecting from one longitudinal side edge thereof four, spaced, coaxially aligned barrels, two of which have therethrough coaxial bores, and each of the other two of which has a reduced-diameter cylindrical pin projecting from one end thereof. The four barrels of each plate are arranged so that the two barrels containing bores are consecutive or adjacent to each other, and the two barrels bearing the cylindrical pins are adjacent to each other. A hinge is assembled by inserting the pins of each hinge plate coaxially and rotatably into the barrel bores in the other plate. Thereafter a locking element may be inserted between a pair of adjacent barrels to prevent accidental disengagement of the cylindrical pins from the barrel bores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Inventor: James Karlin
  • Patent number: 5031275
    Abstract: A hinge is described having a first plate consisting of two leaves which form at their end portions a barrel and an awl member received within the barrel. A second plate is then mounted on the awl member so that the second plate is contained within a plane which is parallel to the plane containing the longitudinal axis of the awl member. The diameter of the awl member is slightly larger than the diameter of the barrel and when the plates are mounted with screws, the diameter of the barrel will be further restricted so that friction will control operation of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Inventor: Arthur Chiang
  • Patent number: 4937916
    Abstract: An improved offset door pivot is disclosed wherein the pivot is mountable to the face of a door without having to mortise or otherwise machine the door. Further, the door pivot is non-handed, such that the identical pivot can be mounted to either the right-or left-hand side of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Kawneer Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald E. Redman
  • Patent number: 4858274
    Abstract: A lift-off hinge assembly including a first hinge leaf hingedly connected to a second hinge leaf, the hinge connection between the hinge leaves being defined by at least two hinge formations spaced apart along the pivot axis of the hinge assembly, each hinge formation including a hinge pin positioned on one hinge leaf and which is journalled in the other hinge leaf, the hinge pins of all the hinge formations being arranged to cooperate with their respective journal to enable the hinge pins to be simultaneously withdrawn from their respective journals by moving the hinge leaves apart along the pivot axis, the journal for each pin being defined by a continuously walled aperture in an arm formed on the hinge leaf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Assignee: I. H. W. Engineering Ltd.
    Inventors: Neil Harrison, Cliff R. R. Aitken, Ian Holloway
  • Patent number: 4827568
    Abstract: An externally visible 180 degree hinge for switching boxes having a first bearing block attached to a box casing and a U-shaped second bearing block surrounding the first. The second bearing block is attached to a door leaf and pressed into an edge area of the door leaf so that an axis of rotation of the hinge is outside a corner formed by an edge of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Inventor: Dieter Ramsauer
  • Patent number: 4819985
    Abstract: A vehicle sunroof (16) is disclosed as having a detachable hinge (44) including cooperable rigid blocking members (50, 52) that prevent detachment of a sunroof panel (30) during normal use when positioned in either a closed or upper vented position. Detachment of a latch assembly (42) that connects a rear edge portion of the panel with a rear portion of a peripheral frame mounted within the roof opening (14) permits further upward movement of the rear edge portion of the panel so that the blocking members then permit the withdrawal of a pintle (46) of the hinge (44) from a hole (48) thereof so as to permit detachment of the panel (30) from the frame (18) to fully expose the roof opening (14). In the preferred construction, a pair of the detachable hinges (44) are utilized at the front extremity of the sunroof at opposite lateral sides of the latch assembly (42) at its rear extremity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: Cars & Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Randy S. Williams
  • Patent number: 4807329
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detachable hinge for articulating a first element and a second element, particularly to provide a fisherman's creel/seat.This hinge is characterized in that it consists of a main flap (5), an auxiliary flap (9), a removable connecting member (11) as well as means (12, 13, 8, 7.sub.1, 7.sub.2) which make it possible to displace the connecting member (11) between a locking position in which the flap (9) is capable of pivoting about the flap (5) and a free position, the flaps (9,5) being independent of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Inventor: Francois Mossalgue
  • Patent number: 4684017
    Abstract: A compact case including a case proper and a lid member which are connected to each other through a hinge so that the case is freely opened and closed, wherein concave notches communicating with each other are formed in rear end portions of the case proper and lid member, the hinge is contained in the notches so that the rear end face of the hinge is not projected outward, the upper portion of the hinge is rotatably connected to the lid member through a first shaft, and the lower portion of the hinge is rotatably connected to the case proper through a second shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Assignees: Kanebo Limited, Yoshida Industry Co., Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Watanabe, Hisao Iwamoto, Toshihiro Nasuno, Yoshio Sakamaki
  • Patent number: 4400847
    Abstract: A pair of male and female hinge halves fabricated of extruded metal sections having complemental cross-sectional shapes so as to slidingly interfit and interhookingly engage with one another define a longitudinally extending through opening at one transverse side for the reception of a hinge pin, and interhooking means at the opposite side for interhooking engagement with the complementary shape of an extruded metal frame member of a solar collector frame or the like to be adjustably supported. The interhooking engagement between the hinge halves provides a limited movement fulcrum between the two transverse sides serving to clamp the opposite side interhooking means in secure frictional abutment with the extruded metal frame member when the hinge pin is force-fitted into its through opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1983
    Assignee: U.S. Solar Corporation
    Inventor: Webb W. Farber