At Specific Angular Orientation Of Hinge Sections Patents (Class 16/266)
  • Patent number: 10997816
    Abstract: Various aspects described or referenced herein are directed to improved electronic gaming device (“EGD”) designs for facilitating access and serviceability of the EGD's service light assembly. In at least some embodiments, the improved EGD design features allow for the EGD's service light assembly to be fully assembled, disassembled and/or serviced from the front of the EGD by accessing the interior of the EGD cabinet from a hinged main door assembly which configured to open upwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventors: Adam Daniel Ambrecht, Mark Sameh Farid
  • Patent number: 10851570
    Abstract: An interlocking hinge is described. The interlocking hinge includes a first hinge member and a second hinge member. The first hinge member and the second hinge member interlock in a separable engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Austin Hardware And Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Allen Smith
  • Patent number: 10820641
    Abstract: A neckwear includes a neckband and a neckband module and may further include one or more fastener members and one or more display segments for coins, medals or bars. The neckband is connected to said neckband module, and said one or more fastener members pivotably connects said neckband module and said one or more display segments. Also provided for a neckwear are a hermetically sealed neckband module or display segment, a display segment configured to be intra-changeable, display inserts for a neckband module or display segments, torso segments, and a neckband module with a member of a fastener to accommodate interchangeable display segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PATUGA LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Pandolfino
  • Patent number: 10738520
    Abstract: A multi-position door hinge is coupled to a vehicle and includes a first hinge having a pin support, a pin, and a key. The multi-position door hinge additionally includes a second hinge having a receiving cam, a key way, and a cam groove. The multi-position door hinge is formed by coupling the first hinge to the second hinge by positioning the pin in the receiving cam with the key positioned in the key way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William Reese Cherry, Matthew B. Rutman
  • Patent number: 10083848
    Abstract: An article storage rack is provided in which it is easy to form a downflow around an article being stored and which has shelf members each of which can properly support the weight of an article. An article storage facility that includes such an article storage rack is also provided. Each shelf member has a support plate portion which is generally plate-shaped and which extends along a horizontal plane, and support frame members which are located below the support plate portion to support the support plate portion from below, and is formed in a shape that tapers toward a distal end portion thereof such that the width of the support plate portion, along a rack lateral direction, is narrower toward the distal end portion. wherein each support frame member includes an elongate member located and arranged to extend along the support plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirofumi Tominaga
  • Patent number: 9828794
    Abstract: A kit for articulated connection between dividing panels having a pair of male pieces with a coupling protrusion; and a pair of female pieces with a coupling hole, the protrusions engage the holes when relative vertical movement between the pair of male and female pieces is produced when fixed to the panels. One of the first or second pair of pieces is configured with a depression such that the coupling protrusion or the coupling hole is arranged in the groove. The kit includes an auxiliary piece with a retaining pin actuatable with a lever and with an angled end, fixable to the lateral wing of one of the male pieces, the pin remaining parallel to the lateral wing and outside the panel. Regulated by the lever, the angled retaining end of the pin can be arranged in at least two positions: a release position and a locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ROTECNA, S.A.
    Inventor: Gener Romeu Guardia
  • Patent number: 9695910
    Abstract: Links constituting a device for guiding a long object are each provided with a pair of link portions, a first coupling portion for coupling the pair of link portions to each other, and a second coupling portion for coupling the pair of link portions at a position opposite to the first coupling portion. A long object is accommodated in an accommodation space defined by the link portions, the first coupling portions, and the second coupling portions. The first coupling portion constitutes a mounting member detachably attached to mounting portions of the pair of link portions. The first coupling portion has a hinge shaft at a first end and a hook portion at a second end. The mounting portion of each link portion has a bearing portion that supports the hinge shaft to be freely rotational while restricting movement thereof, and an engaging hole that is engaged with the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventor: Shoichiro Komiya
  • Patent number: 9591109
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal including a curvedly flexible display unit, a case having a case to which the display unit is coupled, wherein the case includes a first case, a second case coupled to the first case to rotate with respect to the first case in a preset range of angles, a hinge shaft provided in the first case, a hinge housing provided in the second case, the hinge housing in which the hinge shaft is disposed, with a cylindrical shape, and a stopper for adjusting a rotation angle between the first case and the second case. The curvature of the mobile terminal may be variable and that it may be convenient to hand-carry the mobile terminal. In addition, the user can change the curvature he or she can feel comfortable. Even when a force is applied to an end of the mobile terminal, the damage on the mobile terminal can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Insu Song, Jaewook Lee, Wooyong Kwon, Seyong Kim, Minho Park
  • Patent number: 9587876
    Abstract: An injection-molded door liner for a refrigerator door is provided. The door liner is injection molded as a single, integral piece and defines an icebox compartment, an upper hinge assembly, and a lower hinge assembly. An icebox door is rotatably mounted to the upper and lower hinge assembly to insulate the icebox compartment from the fresh food chamber. In this manner, the icebox compartment and the icebox door define a sealed chamber for receiving chilled air from a sealed cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Haier U.S. Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Wade Antoine Powell
  • Patent number: 9494215
    Abstract: The invention relates to an energy guiding chain, with chain links (1, 2) each comprising two side straps (3, 4). The side straps (3, 4) form opposite strap strands transversely to their longitudinal direction, where at least some of the opposite side straps (3, 4) are connected to each other by cross-members (5, 6), the ends of at least some of which display a bearing area (7) with an essentially cylindrical journal (10), extending in the longitudinal direction, for pivotable mounting in a bearing seat (8) on an associated side strap (3, 4). To improve the angular stability of the side straps when the cross-member is opened, it is proposed that the journal (10) display a first flattened section (12) on its lateral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: igus GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Hermey
  • Patent number: 9194535
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus for electronic device includes a sliding bracket and a mounting bracket. The sliding bracket includes a first mounting portion, a rotating axle, and a limiting block. The mounting bracket includes a second mounting portion and a pivoting hole. The rotating axle of the sliding bracket is inserted in the pivoting hole of the mounting bracket. The rotating axle can be rotated relative to the mounting bracket from a closed state to an opened state. In the closed state, the sliding bracket is coplanar with the mounting bracket in the supporting apparatus, and the first mounting portion attracts the second mounting portion by a magnetic force. In the opened state, the sliding bracket is rotated on the mounting bracket, the limiting block resists against the mounting bracket to stop the sliding bracket rotating, and the sliding bracket is kept at a require angle on the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yi-Ru Chen
  • Patent number: 9180761
    Abstract: A hinge assembly includes a body strap having a main body. The main body defines a first surface end and a second surface opposite the first body end. The body strap includes a first pin support and a second pin support. The first and second pin supports extend from the main body. The body strap includes a protrusion extending from the second body end of the main body. The protrusion defines a first protrusion end and a second protrusion end opposite the first protrusion end. The hinge assembly further includes a door strap partially disposed between the first and second pin supports and a pin movably interconnecting the body strap and the door strap. The pin extends along an axis and is supported by the first and second pin supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Eric A. Watterworth, Dominic S. Pupillo, Steven A. Stahn
  • Patent number: 9169679
    Abstract: A storage cabinet includes a frame assembly having a forward facing surface and defining an interior configured to store items; a door assembly having a lateral surface; and a hinge assembly pivotally coupling the frame assembly to the door assembly such that the door assembly is moveable from a closed position to a plurality of open positions. The hinge assembly includes a frame component mounted to the forward facing surface of the frame assembly; and a door component mounted to the lateral surface of the door component and configured to rotate relative to the frame component upon rotation of the door assembly relative to the frame assembly. The hinge assembly is configured to enable a user to remove the door assembly from the frame assembly by lifting the door in a vertical direction only when the door assembly is moved from the closed position at least a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Belden Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Wray McAdoo
  • Patent number: 8887354
    Abstract: A construction clip includes a pair of generally identical clip members. Each clip member has a base portion and two converging opposing flanges extending from the base portion. The clip members are hinged together at their respective base portions. The converging opposing flanges of each clip member include a generally flat base flange and an opposing clip flange. The base flange presents a generally flat inside surface suitable for contacting a generally flat, thin piece of model construction media. The base flange further includes an opening. The clip flange has a curved distal end that preferably extends to the opening defined in the base flange and a distal edge that curves away from the generally flat inside surface of the base flange. The clip flange has a return flange that originates at a location toward the distal end of the clip flange and extends toward the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jeremy Eugene Weinman
  • Patent number: 8806716
    Abstract: A quick assembly hinge for joining first and second panels. The hinge comprises a first wing portion securable to the first panel, a second wing portion securable to the second panel, a pin mounted to the first wing portion and a hook mounted to the second wing portion. The pin is generally parallel to the first panel when the first wing portion is secured thereto. When the second wing portion is secured to the second panel, the opening of the hook bowl is directed downwardly toward the bottom surface of the second panel. With the panels generally co-planar and their respective edges adjacent to one another the hook is receivable over at least a portion of the pin. As the first panel is rotated upwardly to form a generally a right angle with the second panel the pin is rotatable within the hook bowl preventing the lateral and vertical displacement of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Rhinokore Composites Manufacturing Partnership
    Inventors: Troy Ducharme, Blake Ducharme
  • Patent number: 8720009
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hinge for pivotable connection of two components (1, 2), consisting of at least one first round hinge element (3, 4) at the first component (1) and at least one corresponding second round hinge element (5, 6) at the second component (2), which hinge elements (3, 5; 4, 6) are connected together to be rotatable about the center axis. The first hinge element (3, 4) is a bearing sleeve (7, 8) with a longitudinal gap, by way of which an insertion sleeve (11, 12), similarly provided with a longitudinal gap (13, 14), as second hinge element (5, 6) can be rotated into place in its entirety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Dr. Schneider Kunststoffwerke GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Schneider
  • Patent number: 8584319
    Abstract: A hinge is disclosed comprising one or more first hinge segments comprising a first surface having disposed thereon: a plurality of spatially separated first lugs each having a first slot formed therein; and a plurality of spatially separated first rods; one or more second hinge segments comprising a second surface having disposed thereon: a plurality of spatially separated second lugs, each second lug having a second slot formed therein; and a plurality of spatially separated second rods. The hinge has a first configuration of partial engagement of the first hinge segment with the second hinge segment where the first slots are aligned and engaged with the second rods; and a second configuration of full engagement of the first hinge segment and the second hinge segment wherein the first slots are rotatably engaged in a direction different than the first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Douglas Ludin, Matthew S. Stauffer
  • Patent number: 8567634
    Abstract: A container for transporting and storing goods with a container base and at least two foldable sidewalls, wherein the sidewalls, which are foldable on top of one another, are linked to the container base through hinges. Hinge bolt receivers include recesses, so that the hinge bolts are movable in the hinge bolt receivers from a lower end position, in which the folded down sidewall contacts the container base far enough into an upper end position, so that a planar placement of two sidewalls on top of one another is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Schoeller Area Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Abraham Huizingh
  • Patent number: 8261410
    Abstract: A hinge member for a blow-molded article includes at least two hinge arms with axial holes defined therein and a hinge pin extended therethrough. The hinges arms include upper and lower ones provided on the two parts of the article respectively. At least two openings are defined in the wall of each hinge arm and parallel to a horizontal plane at which the axis of the axial hole is located. At least one opening is positioned at each side of the horizontal plane. The length and width of the openings are arranged such that each opening corresponds to a particular section of the axial hole. The axial hole can be formed by providing corresponding bulges in the mold without removing a core pin, thereby simplifying molding process and increasing yield rate. The present disclosure also provides a blow-molded article having the hinge member and a mold for forming the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Red Plastics Industry (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wai Po Sze
  • 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: 8172191
    Abstract: A laptop computer support device for conveniently supporting a laptop computer on a horizontal surface, and which device supports the computer in a preferred and optimal position for use of the keyboard. In its broadest aspects, the device is a portable, adjustable laptop computer support that also provides improved heat dissipation from the laptop computer while it is in use. The device is further advantageous in that it is does not need to be separately stowed away or carried because it basically becomes part of the laptop computer case. The device comprises a base and a stand that can be folded and secured relative to one another in a preferred operational configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Anthony T. Zimbalatti
  • Patent number: 8024839
    Abstract: An indexing hinge comprises a two arm hinge half and an axle hinge half. The two arm hinge half includes two hinge arms, a projecting indexing element disposed therebetween and a first mounting element. The axle hinge half includes two axles, each extending from a toothed indexing element, and a second mounting element. When the axle hinge half is connected to the two arm hinge half by interconnecting each axle with a respective hinge arm, the projecting indexing element abuts the toothed indexing element in such a way as to prevent rotation unless an additional rotational torque is applied. An electronic equipment enclosure installation comprises an electronic equipment enclosure and an indexing hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Evans Lewis, II
  • Patent number: 7921514
    Abstract: Hinge assembly for vehicle doors that comprises two hinge bodies articulately connected, the articulated connection consisting of at least two articulating formations spaced apart along the axis of rotation of the hinge assembly, each of which consists of a male element situated on a hinge body that can be coupled by moving it in the direction of the axis of rotation of the hinge onto a complementary female element that is situated on the other hinge body, the hinge assembly also comprising a safety element disposed so as to rotate around an axis that is solidly joined to one of the hinge bodies and that can move between at least a release position, wherein it is possible to decouple the male and female elements, and a second position wherein it is inserted between the two aforementioned articulating formations and prevents said male and female elements from becoming decoupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Flexngate Automotive Iberica, S.A.
    Inventors: Jose Anillo Crespo, Ainhoa Gesto Blanca
  • Patent number: 7913960
    Abstract: An improved bracketing system comprising a first portion that is adjustably connected to a second portion. The first portion may pivot, rotate, or otherwise be adjusted relative to the second portion to accommodate perpendicular and angled installations. An exemplary embodiment of the bracketing system may include angled holes to receive fasteners, which may promote ease of installation. An exemplary embodiment of the bracketing system may also provide additional strength when installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Crane Group Companies Limited
    Inventors: Charles W. Herr, III, Timothy C. Rothwell, Steve E. Pever
  • 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: 7836549
    Abstract: A hinge providing multi-directional motion to a hinged object. In one embodiment, the hinge includes a first hinge member having at least one first outwardly-protruding mounting projection and a second hinge member defining a recess for movably receiving the projection. In one embodiment, the recess and mounting projection are complementary configured for non-rotational linear movement of the projection in a first portion of the recess, and for rotational movement of the projection in a second portion of the recess. A preferred embodiment includes a pair of spaced-apart recesses and projections. The hinged object may be squarely slid into engagement with a supporting unit or frame via the first portion of the recess, yet rotated or pivoted via the second portion to provide access to the supporting unit. The supporting unit or frame in one embodiment may be part of a module in an active antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Lockhead Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas E. McGuigan
  • Patent number: 7805808
    Abstract: A door assembly for pivotally securing a door to an animal enclosure or other enclosure. The door assembly comprises a pivot pin assembly integrally formed with the door and a hinge secured to the enclosure adjacent the opening. The pivot pin assembly preferably comprises a vertically oriented pivot pin integrally formed with upper and lower horizontal support members extending from upper and lower ends of the pivot pin across a portion of the door. The pivot pin is fitted within a hinge barrel formed within the hinge in a manner to permit the pivot pin to rotate within the barrel such that the door may be pivoted from an open to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Schroer Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Michael L. Matteson
  • Publication number: 20100083466
    Abstract: Hinge pin or part of hinge pin for use when connecting two adjacent modular conveyor belt links of the type where the belt links are provided with projecting eye parts, where the eye parts are provided with a transverse aperture, such that a hinge pin may be inserted through overlapping eye parts through the apertures hingely connecting two adjacent modules, wherein the hinge pin is shorter than the width of the belt links perpendicular to the intended travelling direction, and that the hinge pin has a central section having a cylindrical shape in the axial direction and where the ends of the hinge pin comprises a conical section, said conical section having an outer circumference larger than the axial section of the pin, where the conical section is provided with three or more radially extending slots, where each slot has a depth in the axial direction of the hinge pin being equal to or less than the extent in the axial direction of the conical section, where the width of each slot is such that when the thre
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth Westergaard Andersen, Peter Broe
  • Patent number: 7653422
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for a slide and tilt hinge mechanism. The slide and tilt mechanism comprises an upper element (102) having a top (140) and a bottom (132) and an angled (130) portion located at an end (144) of the upper element, the angled portion angled relative to the top and the bottom of the upper element. A lower element (104) having a first lower element portion (122) and a second lower element portion (124) coupled together by a joint (126), the joint allowing the first lower element portion to fold relative to the second lower element portion and the upper element. A slide enabling member (302/304), coupling the upper element to the lower element such that when the upper element and the lower element are in a closed configuration (100), the upper element prevents the lower element from folding. A biasing member (128), biasing the lower element to fold about the joint when the upper element is slid to an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7601004
    Abstract: In one embodiment a pivot system is disclosed that has a pivot boss including an engagement extension. A race assembly including a socket for receipt of the engagement extension may be used to couple the pivot boss to the race assembly. At least one conductor may be coupled to at least one of the pivot boss and the race assembly to enable electrical communication between the pivot boss and the race assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Bret L. Lamoree, Dennis C. Lin, Heidi J. Kneller, Brock J. Prince
  • Patent number: 7574775
    Abstract: A snap hinge for supporting a closure element, which comprises a first articulated quadrilateral and a second articulated quadrilateral, which share a first lever and a second lever, which have as their base element respectively a plate for coupling to a fixed element and a plate for fixing to a closure element, an elastic element acting between a point of the first lever and a point of the second lever, and an auxiliary elastic element, arranged in series to the elastic element and has one end articulated to the first lever and the opposite end articulated to an abutment element rigidly associated with the coupling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventor: Daniele Zetti
  • Patent number: 7520578
    Abstract: A refrigerator and/or freezer with an appliance body and a door for closing and opening the appliance body, in which a pivot bearing pivotally supports the door relative to the appliance body about a pivot axis. The door relative to the pivot axis and/or the pivot axis relative to the appliance body are movably mounted in the direction perpendicular to the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgerate Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Tarantik
  • Publication number: 20090070958
    Abstract: A hinge for circumrotatory location includes a base, a locating gasket defining a pair of recesses thereon, a top cover defining a third groove in a bottom thereof. The base has a first groove, a second groove above the first groove. A retention slot connects the second groove and has two retention edges. A stop block is rotatably mounted in the retention slot and stretches into the second groove. The retention edges are capable of stopping the stop block. A pair of locating slots corresponding to the recesses are centrosymmetrically defined in the fundus of the third groove. A protrusion protrudes from the bottom of the top cover and adjacent to the third groove. The top cover lies above the locating gasket which is fitted to the first groove. The protrusion rotates around the second groove and is capable of being against two sides of the stop block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Chih-Heng Chien
  • Patent number: 7441309
    Abstract: A hinge includes first hinge connectors having first shaft holes drilled and which are disposed at a rear of a synthetic resin case body that may contain a cosmetic material; a second hinge connector having a second shaft hole drilled and which is disposed at a rear of a synthetic resin lid that opens or closes with respect to the case body. The hinge also includes synthetic resin hinge shafts inserted through the first shaft holes, the second shaft hole, and two protruded fitting parts with a shape of a short cylinder disposed so as to project from end faces of the first hinge connectors and come in abutment with two U-shaped, recessed fitting parts disposed on end faces of the second hinge connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Suzuki, Shinji Shimada
  • Patent number: 7411153
    Abstract: A hinge arrangement for a welder enclosure includes a door panel having at least one hinge at one end that is engagable in a slot of a base to allow the door panel to move between a maximum closed position to a maximum open position. The hinge and slot arrangement of the door panel and base allow the door panel to open and close through a rotation point from a maximum open position to a maximum closed position, and also allows complete removal of the door panel at certain positions between the maximum open position and the maximum closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Radtke
  • Patent number: 7380310
    Abstract: A hidden hinge structure may be injection molded. The hidden hinge structure has a hinge pin attached to a first part and a hook member that is affixed to a second part. A portion of a frontward one of the first and second parts covers the hinge. The hidden hinge may be used to connect the lid and base of a utility enclosure or housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Primex Manufacturing Ltd.
    Inventor: Juergen Koessler
  • Patent number: 7325276
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a detachable door hinge device for a vehicle. The door hinge device includes a first hinge portion protruded from a door bracket and having a hole for pivot connection formed inside thereof. A pivot pin is rotatably inserted into the hole for pivot connection. A latching groove is formed along the outer circumference of an intermediate region of the pivot pin. A second hinge portion is formed in a body bracket and has a pivot pin hole formed therein for inserting the latching groove region of the pivot pin thereto. The pivot pin hole has a serration formed so as to fit to the serrated portion. A control pin hole is formed in the second hinge portion perpendicularly to the pivot pin hole. A control pin is inserted rotatably into the control pin hole in order to control an axial movement of the pivot pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Company
    Inventor: Sang Pill Kim
  • Publication number: 20070199177
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for a slide and tilt hinge mechanism. The slide and tilt mechanism comprises an upper element (102) having a top (140) and a bottom (132) and an angled (130) portion located at an end (144) of the upper element, the angled portion angled relative to the top and the bottom of the upper element. A lower element (104) having a first lower element portion (122) and a second lower element portion (124) coupled together by a joint (126), the joint allowing the first lower element portion to fold relative to the second lower element portion and the upper element. A slide enabling member (302/304), coupling the upper element to the lower element such that when the upper element and the lower element are in a closed configuration (100), the upper element prevents the lower element from folding. A biasing member (128), biasing the lower element to fold about the joint when the upper element is slid to an extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventor: Andrew D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7240402
    Abstract: A hinge includes first hinge connectors having first shaft holes drilled and which are disposed at a rear of a synthetic resin case body that may contain a cosmetic material; a second hinge connector having a second shaft hole drilled and which is disposed at a rear of a synthetic resin lid that opens or closes with respect to the case body. The hinge also includes synthetic resin hinge shafts inserted through the first shaft holes, the second shaft hole, and two protruded fitting parts with a shape of a short cylinder disposed so as to project from end faces of the first hinge connectors and come in abutment with two U-shaped, recessed fitting parts disposed on end faces of the second hinge connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Suzuki, Shinji Shimada
  • Patent number: 7192104
    Abstract: A refrigerator and/or freezer with an appliance body and a door for closing an opening of the appliance body, wherein a pivot bearing pivotably supports the door relative to the appliance body about a pivot axis. The door relative to the pivot axis and/or the pivot axis relative to the appliance body are movably mounted in the direction perpendicular to the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Tarantik
  • Patent number: 7128295
    Abstract: A pivot assembly is provided including a first pivot boss having an engagement extension and a first race element having a central race socket. A central engagement bushing is rotatably secured within the central race socket and includes an engagement chamber adapted to removably engage the engagement extension. The central engagement bushing allows the first race element to rotate relative to the first pivot boss while remaining longitudinally engaged to the first fixed pivot boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Stephen L. Scown
  • Patent number: 7124471
    Abstract: A hidden hinge structure may be injection molded. The hidden hinge structure has a hinge pin attached to a first part and a hook member that is affixed to a second part. A portion of a frontward one of the first and second parts covers the hinge. The hidden hinge may be used to connect the lid and base of a utility enclosure or housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Primex Manufacturing Ltd.
    Inventor: Juergen Koessler
  • 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: 7066536
    Abstract: An adjustable child seat includes a backrest and a seat base and may be used with or without the backrest. The child seat includes adjustable arm rests. The height of the backrest and the depth of the seat base are also adjustable. The connection between the backrest and the seat base is configured to prevent unintentional separation but allows simple and intuitive separation when desired. A belt guide operating in either a seat belt locking mode or a seat belt free mode is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Williams, Daniel J. Brunick, Charles E. Crane
  • Patent number: 7032272
    Abstract: A motion control device for controlling the movement of an operational member about a first axis and about a second axis includes a spindle having a socket and a control arm wherein the socket defines a first axis opening. The device includes a cylindrical pivot member inserted into the first axis opening concentric with the first axis. The pivot member defines a second axis opening and the device includes a cylindrical pivot pin inserted into the second axis opening concentric with the second axis. The spindle is designed to pivot in a first direction about the first axis and in a second direction about the second axis wherein the first and second axes are orthogonal to each other. In one embodiment, a hexagonal drag spring is inserted between the pivot member and spindle to influence the frictional drag for one of the two directions of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: Hans-Christoph Haenlein
  • 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: 6988752
    Abstract: A pinless inside door handle assembly has a housing, a latch handle and a lock lever that snap together and require no separate pivot pin. Interrelating projections and enclosed apertures are in pivotal engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Belchine, III, Sven E. Carlson, Joel R. Lee
  • Patent number: 6918508
    Abstract: A container for housing produce comprising a generally rectangular bottom, generally rectangular opposed first and second side and end walls extending upwardly and outwardly from the bottom, and a pivot member on an upper edge of the first side wall. A lid comprising two panels is provided, each panel having first and second side edges and a hinge edge, the first side edges being detachably and pivotally secured to the pivot member. A hinge operatively connects the hinge edges of the two panels. Resilient flanges are provided on the second side edges of the panels to releasably engage shoulders formed on an upper edge of the second side wall when the lid is closed. To nest multiple containers one within another, the lid is removed from the side wall, folded 180° about its hinge, rotated 90° and placed in the bottom of the container. Another container is then placed in the container and the process is repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Philip C. Hwang
  • Patent number: 6873459
    Abstract: An image transferring device is disclosed having a support plate, a reflective plate and a core member adapted to support the support plate and reflective plate thereon. The core member includes an operative position stop member and a storage position stop member for each of the support plate and reflective plate. The support and reflective plates are angularly rotatably about the core member and each plate's angular rotation is restricted between the operative position stop member and the storage position stop member. In an operating configuration, the support plate is automatically positioned at a specified angle with respect to the reflective plate. In a storage configuration, the plates fold toward each other for easy storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Overbreak, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Sherman
  • Patent number: 4973645
    Abstract: Fully imidized polyimidisiloxanes which are based on oxydiphthalic anhydride are soluble in diglyme which gives them particular utility in the micro-electronics industry. The polymers are prepared from oxydiphthalic anhydride, a difunctional siloxane monomer and an organic diamine that provides an assymetrical structure in the polyimidesiloxane polymer chain. The polyimide-siloxane can be prepared with functional groups which render them directly curable. The polyimidesiloxanes can also be prepared with functional groups which when reacted with an unsaturated compound renders the polymers curable. The products of the invention can be used in the form of solutions in the micro-electronic industry. The polymers can also be used in wire and cable coating and to prepare films, fibers, and molded and extruded articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: Occidental Chemical Corporation
    Inventor: Chung J. Lee