Hook And Pin Patents (Class 16/267)
  • Patent number: 11347262
    Abstract: A portable information handing system. The portable information handling system includes a base chassis, the base chassis comprising a motherboard, the motherboard comprising a processor and a bus coupled to the processor; and, a display chassis, the display chassis comprising a rear display cover, the rear display cover comprising an attachment assembly, the attachment assembly comprising a hinge assembly, the rear display cover being rotationally-coupled to the base chassis via the hinge assembly, the hinge assembly providing structural support for the display chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Schwager, Yu-Feng Huang, Kai-Yuan Cheng, Nicholas G. DiLoreto
  • Patent number: 11213131
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the furniture field, in particular outdoor furniture; even more particularly, it relates to a kit configuration of a sofa, armchair, chair or similar item of garden furniture or interior furniture and the relative mounting method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: NARDI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giampietro Nardi, Raffaello Galiotto
  • Patent number: 11072350
    Abstract: A ceiling module for a vehicle has a pivotally mounted ceiling flap for covering a ceiling opening, and a carrier device for holding one or more electrical components. In order to save space in the vehicle, the carrier device includes a lateral wall with a hinge opening on which the ceiling flap is pivotally mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Mock
  • Patent number: 10900264
    Abstract: A hinge structure and a casing using the same are provided. The hinge structure includes a first component and a second component. The first component includes a shaft and a connection member, wherein the shaft is fixed on the connection member. The second component includes a bushing and a limiting member, wherein the shaft is received in the bushing, the limiting member is disposed on the bushing, and the first component is detachably installed on the second component through the limiting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Ching-Chih Chang, Chin-Yueh Liu
  • Patent number: 10758057
    Abstract: The invention discloses a single motor adjustable multi-function bed, which comprises a fixed mechanism, a movable mechanism and a back panel. The fixed mechanism comprises a fixed frame, a movable rail is arranged symmetrically on both sides of the fixed frame, and one end of the fixed frame is provided with a first cross bar. The movable mechanism comprises a movable frame, a sliding part arranged symmetrically on both sides of the movable frame, a second cross bar arranged in the middle part of the movable frame, the movable rail engages with the sliding part, and the bottom of the back panel is connected with the first cross bar. And a driver is provided between the first cross bar and the second cross bar. The invention realizes the angle adjustment and the bed length adjustment function by the movable rail in conjunction with the sliding part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DewertOkin Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pengfei He, Guohai Tang, Long Li
  • Patent number: 10464757
    Abstract: A conveyor belt link that can form a substantially flat, continuous conveyor belt surface when coupled with multiple, identical conveyor belt links. In one embodiment, the conveyor belt link for a conveyor belt assembly comprises a base for carrying an item, the base having a first end, a second end, a first linking member projecting from the base, and a second linking member projecting from the base. The first end of the base terminates at a first angle (relative to a horizontal axis), the second end terminates at a second angle (relative to the horizontal axis), and the first and second angles of the ends are substantially supplementary. The first linking member comprises one of a cylinder and a channel and the second linking member comprises the other of the cylinder and the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: PRINCE CASTLE LLC
    Inventor: Richard Bauer
  • Patent number: 10273089
    Abstract: A conveyor belt includes a plurality of spaced rods and a plurality of slats, the slats including a base portion for carrying an item. The base portion has a perpendicular leading edge relative to a direction of conveyance travel of the conveyor belt and a perpendicular trailing edge relative to the direction of conveyance travel of the conveyor belt. At least one slat is pivotably coupled to another slat and one of the leading edge and the trailing edge of the at least one slat is coupled to one of the plurality of rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PRINCE CASTLE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Adomaitis, Frank Anthony Agnello, Richard Bauer, Eloy Cerda, Mark Edward Fastabend, Sean Patrick Forrest, Charles B. Hartfelder, Karl Ronald Heinze, Scott R. Hammac, Kyle Thomas Kestner, Christine S. Laub, Eugene Stanley Maslana, Calvin States Nelson, Laurence A. Schoell, Zoran Ulicevic, Aleksandr Yazvin, Loren J. Veltrop, Brian J. Truesdale, Dennis Malkowski
  • Patent number: 10260262
    Abstract: An integrated hinge structure is disclosed herein, comprising a hinge shaft provided on a first connecting member and a hinge arm provided on a second connecting member, the hinge arm being rotatably connected to the hinge shaft, wherein a coupling structure is formed between the hinge shaft and the hinge arm, the coupling structure allowing the hinge arm only to be installed to or detached from the hinge shaft in a certain direction and allowing the installed hinge arm to rotate for any angle or freely while staying connected to the hinge shaft. Furthermore, the hinge shaft and the hinge arm are respectively formed integrally on the corresponding connecting members, providing a simple and firm structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PLASTIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP
    Inventor: Yixiang Jiang
  • Patent number: 10260229
    Abstract: A method and apparatus according to which a blast resistant shelter is assembled. The blast resistant shelter includes first and second structural members, a third structural member coupled to the first and second structural members, a first airway adjacent the third structural member, and a first blast panel pivotably mounted to the third structural member and adapted to pivot thereabout in response to a blast wave. In a first configuration, the first blast panel is detachably connected to a first portion of the blast resistant shelter and prevented from pivoting about the third structural member so that the first blast panel obstructs air flow through the first airway. In a second configuration, in response to the blast wave, the first blast panel is detached from the first portion of the blast resistant shelter and permitted to pivot about the third structural member to permit air flow through the first airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Southern Comfort Shelters, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Dixon
  • Patent number: 10238087
    Abstract: A pet ramp system has a central pier and at least one ramp with an axle that is received in an axle receiver disposed near the top of the pier. The axle is disposed inwardly, in both a fore and aft direction and in a transverse direction, from a base perimeter of the pier. The pier's axle receiver(s) permit installation of the ramp axle when the ramp is in a vertical orientation, but the receiver(s) will not permit separation of the ramp from the pier when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventors: David F. MacNeil, Frederick W. Masanek, Jr., David S. Iverson
  • Patent number: 10228185
    Abstract: An assembly for a domestic refrigeration appliance includes a wire basket and at least one pull-out rail apparatus connected to the wire basket. The pull-out rail apparatus has a coupling unit which engages at least partially around at least one wire of the wire basket oriented in a first direction and engages at least partially around one wire of the wire basket oriented in a second direction that is different than the first direction. A domestic refrigeration appliance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Cizik, Jessica Dittmann, Daniel Bassler
  • Patent number: 10208528
    Abstract: A window assembly is disclosed that includes a double-hung window aesthetic with an alternative opening procedure and mechanism. The window assembly may include various hardware systems. The hardware systems may include locking portions to assist in locking sash members to a frame and balance assembly for moving the sash members. The window assembly may be formed of selected materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Caldwell Manufacturing Company North America, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Sebastian, Robert M. Lucci, Patrick Milligan, James McInnis, Beau Gillow
  • Patent number: 9992896
    Abstract: A mechanism for connecting a first object, such as a chassis and/or motherboard, to a second object, such as a faceplate and/or daughterboard. A first link may be connected to the first object and a second link may be connected to the second object. The second link may have a slot and the first link may have a pin which is releasably connectable to the slot to form a pivot connecting the first link to the second link. The pin may be releasable from the slot at a first point of travel of the pivot and the pin may not be releasable from the slot at a second point of travel of the pivot. The first link may include a first retaining lobe and the second link may include a second retaining lobe disposed to interlock with the first retaining lobe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Fordham, Rick Payne
  • Patent number: 9976276
    Abstract: An assembly of covers for a roadway device has a first cover having a first linking side and a first plate-that extends along a first plane of a plate and which includes an upper surface, and second cover having a second linking side that is adjacent to the first linking side and a second plate that extends along a second plane of a plate and which includes an upper surface, wherein the assembly of the covers includes the linking part that connect the first cover to the second cover along the first and second linking sides; wherein the linking part include the hinge that define an axis of a hinging between the first cover and the second cover along the first and second linking sides. The assembly of covers is applicable to access manholes for accessing telecommunications installations or facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Saint Gobain PAM
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Royer, Vincent Rotharmel
  • Patent number: 9810399
    Abstract: An LED lighting apparatus is provided. The LED lighting apparatus includes a case part which covers a residual part, excluding a light-emitting surface, to provide a reflective space and has a predetermined depth and in which an upper edge of the inside thereof has a slope. Further, a receiving surface has a lateral surface portion of the case part that is bent toward the inside of the case. A substrate is fixed on the receiving surface and a plurality of LEDs are provided. A reflective part located in an upper center portion of the inside of the case part reflects the light of the LEDs and enables reflection and diffusion of light within the reflective space provided from the case part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: KMW INC.
    Inventors: Duk-Yong Kim, Youn-Chae Lim, Myoung-Seo Park
  • Patent number: 9787074
    Abstract: Electric junction box assemblies with an access hood for providing access to an eyelet terminal is provided. The electric junction box assembly includes a junction box configured to store electric components. The junction box includes an eyelet terminal support configured to support an eyelet terminal connection. A top cover is mounted onto the junction box. The top cover includes a first cut-out and a hood mounting structure. A hood is shaped so as to both engage and disengage the hood mounting structure and cover the eyelet terminal opening. In one instance the closing member of the hood is configured to engage the hood mounting structure so as to cover the eyelet terminal connection. In another instance, the hood may be disengaged so as to expose the eyelet terminal connection without having to remove the cover from the junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiro Maximilian Matsumura
  • Patent number: 9674897
    Abstract: A heated window covering device heats an area surrounding a window and ensures an escape through the window in the event of an emergency. The device includes a frame configured for coupling to an opening of a window well. A lid is coupled to the frame and is pivotable between an opened position and a closed position wherein the lid is configured for exposing the opening when the lid is in the opened position. A plurality of heating elements is positioned in the lid wherein the heating elements are configured to melt snow abutted against the lid such that the lid is freely pivotable between the opened and closed positions. A panic plate is operationally coupled to the lid. A lock assembly couples the panic plate and the lid wherein pressing on the panic plate is configured to retract the lock assembly and actuate the lid to the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Nancy D. Bellig, Dale Fahrenkamp
  • Patent number: 9581289
    Abstract: An attachment system for an offshore structure includes a porch configured to be affixed to the offshore structure, an adaptor configured to engage with one or more plates of the porch, and a latch to retain the adaptor into engagement with the one or more plates, in which the adaptor is configured to support an equipment device. A method of attaching equipment device to a structure includes affixing a porch of an attachment system to the structure, engaging an adaptor with one or more plates of the porch, and attaching an equipment device to the adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventors: M. Ed Nagel, Otto DaSilva, Harris Knecht
  • Patent number: 9572438
    Abstract: A housing of a terminal is formed by at least one lower cover and an upper cover. The housing the lower cover and upper cover are fixed together in an articulated manner, the articulated fixing being able to take up at least one position closing the housing and a position opening the housing, in which the lower cover and upper cover are joined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventors: Jerome Andre, Cyril Janot
  • Patent number: 9562380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible hinge device having a cooperative operating structure, comprising: a first plate and a second plate each having a top surface to which a flexible display screen having flexibility is attached; and a hinge unit configured to interconnects the first plate and the second plate and configured to be operated in a foldable manner so as to be bent or stretched, wherein the hinge unit comprises a plurality of segmental members connected to one another to allow the hinge unit to be bent or stretched, the first plate and the second plate are respectively coupled to the outermost segmental members positioned at both ends of the plurality of segmental members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Prexco Co., Ltd
    Inventor: In-Sung Song
  • Patent number: 9495940
    Abstract: A keyboard device including a plurality of wippens that respectively rotate in the vertical direction in response to the respective depressions of the plurality of keys aligned alongside each other, a plurality of hammers that swing in response to the respective rotation of the plurality of wippens and then respectively add an action load to the plurality of keys, and a wippen holding member having a plurality of wippen flanges that are integrally formed along a direction in which the keys are aligned and that rotatably hold the respective plurality of wippens. Therefore, the plurality of wippen flanges do not need to be individually manufactured and assembled, and thus the plurality of wippen flanges can be easily disposed at once by just installing the wippen holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihisa Hoshino, Hirokazu Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 9487948
    Abstract: In a partition system partitions there are two or more doors, positioned side by side in a common plane. Adjacent doors have angled sides that meet when the doors are closed. Each door is attached to a post or partition by a pair of hinges and is mounted so that there is a space between each pair of adjacent doors. Any sight line through each space between adjacent doors when the front surfaces of those doors are parallel to the common plane will intersect one of the posts or one of the partitions. The hinges may provide an axis of rotation that is inward from the edge of the door. The partitions are preferably mounted on frame members that have an L-shaped or inverted T-shaped cross-section. The partitions have a slot along one side which receives the upright portion of the frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Scranton Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Ray Bakker, Christopher Michael George
  • Patent number: 9276346
    Abstract: A power inlet box suitable for outdoor or external use is configured in such a manner so as to prevent moisture from entering the power inlet enclosure. A hinged lid assembly is installable directly on the top face of a flanged power inlet enclosure to provide a face seal therewith. The hinged lid assembly has a cover and a base that form a tongue-and-groove seal, thus providing a first line of defense from moisture or other contaminants entering the inlet. As a second line of defense, a tapered stopper is provided on the inside of the cover to provide a stopper seal. A lateral seal is provided at the hinge point of the hinged lid assembly to prevent moisture from entering the hinge area where a tongue-and-groove seal is not present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Reliance Controls Corporation
    Inventor: Neil A. Czarnecki
  • Patent number: 9260898
    Abstract: A hinge structure rotatably connects a first member and a second member, and includes a first shaft provided in the first member; a support portion provided in the second member; a bottomed first hole concaved on a side face of the support portion; a second shaft projected on a bottom portion of the first hole; a second hole concaved on an end face of the first shaft, and rotatably receiving an end portion of the second shaft; a first groove concaved on the side face of the support portion and extending in a radial direction of the first hole; and a second groove concaved on the end face of the first shaft and extending in a radial direction of the second hole. When the first member and the second member are assembled, the first shaft passes through the first groove, and the second shaft passes through the second groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Soma
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140259530
    Abstract: A quick assembly hinge mechanism for joining first and second panel members having top and bottom surfaces. The hinge mechanism comprises a first wing portion securable to a first edge of the first panel member, a second wing portion securable to a first edge of the second panel member, a pin member mounted to the first wing portion and a hook member mounted to the second wing portion. The pin member is generally parallel to the first edge of the first panel member when the first wing portion is secured thereto. When the second wing portion is secured to the second panel member, the opening of the bowl of the hook member directed generally downwardly toward the plane of the bottom surface of the second panel member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: RHINOKORE COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING PARTNERSHIP
  • Patent number: 8814213
    Abstract: A clip for mounting to a vehicle a shield plate arranged on the inside of a fender panel. The clip can be adapted to different vehicle models by changing the shield plate used with the clip. The clip comprises a shield plate insertion slot for inserting a shield plate, and two leg portions mounted in two mounting holes in a body panel. When the leg portions are inserted into the mounting holes in the body panel, conical portions on the leg portions guide the clip to the mounting position. To mount a fender shield plate, the clip has a shield plate engagement prong for engaging an engagement hole in the shield plate, and a shield plate releasing piece for releasing the shield plate engagement prong. The clip has a multi-step engagement prong for engaging the mounting holes in the body panel, and a clip releasing piece for releasing the engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignees: Newfrey LLC, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuuki Aosima, Kohei Shigematsu
  • 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: 8752260
    Abstract: A holding device (10) is provided for use during the installation of a component (60) to be fastened vertically to a support structure (50) such as that of an aircraft, for example a cabin sidewall lining part. The holding device (10) includes a hook (12) and an eyelet (14) receiving the hook, the hook and eyelet being designed so that they can be fastened to the support structure (50) or the component (60). The eyelet (14) has at least one elastically resilient element for the movable mutual support of the eyelet (14) and hook (12). The holding device (10) facilitates the fastening of a perpendicularly installed component (60). The elastically resilient element allows the component (60) to be pre-positioned in a nominal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: SFS Intec Holding AG
    Inventor: Sascha Costabel
  • 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: 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: 8162418
    Abstract: A door for closing a washing machine which can be loaded from the front or a tumble dryer of this type is connected to the housing by means of a hinge in such a way that the door can be pivoted over a great opening angle and terminates flushly or approximately flushly to the outside with the front face of the housing. To this end, the door-side hinge part is installed and fastened in a recessed receptacle between the frame parts and of the door. The hinge parts and each have a crescent-shaped base plate and which extends along the door frame and reaches beyond the lateral apertures and the bearing blocks which are provided in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Ahmet Kocak, Andreas Lange
  • 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: 7908798
    Abstract: A device for closing a frame, which has a panel mounted removably on and articulated on the frame includes a hook that has, at an end part, a heel that can stop against a surface of the articulation edge of the frame to immobilize the panel in a secure open upright position, generally perpendicular to the frame. The invention can be applied to roads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Norinco
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques Monneret
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 7707689
    Abstract: A folder-type communication terminal is disclosed in which a gap generated between a first and a second body or a breakage of a side hinge arm can be reduced. The mobile communication terminal includes a first body and a second body rotatably coupled using a hinge, and at least one hinge-reinforcing member disposed between the hinge members of the first and the second bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jong Wun Kim
  • Patent number: 7452145
    Abstract: In a printer comprising a paper container for containing a recording paper, the paper container has a base member mounted of a housing of the printer and a cover member rotatably pivoted on the base member via a pair of hinge structures. Each hinge structure has at least a first bearing portion formed on the cover member and having a first center hole, at least a second bearing portion formed on the base member and having a second center, a hinge pin inserted into the first center hole of the first bearing portion and the second center hole of the second bearing portion, a first and a second stoppers formed on the base member for facing both ends of the hinge pin with predetermined gaps. The second stopper has elasticity to be deformed when the hinge pin is inserted into the first and second center holes by applying a pressure thereto and to be recovered to a natural shape when the pressure is released so as to prevent escape of the hinge pin from the first and second center holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hisahiro Kato
  • 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: 7394650
    Abstract: A hinge for an electronic device is provided. The electronic device has a first half and a second half. The hinge includes a rigid, multi-layer printed wiring board capable of being electrically coupled to the first half of the electronic device, and a flexible circuit electrically connected to the printed wiring board and capable of being electrically coupled to the second half of the electronic device. The printed wiring board is fixed relative to the first half. When the second half of the electronic device is moved relative to the first half, the flexible circuit winds and unwinds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Victor Zaderej, Michael J. Neumann
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20070289095
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for use in attaching, for example, a lid or a door is disclosed. The hinge assembly is economical to make and can stand up to a great deal of abuse. It easily assembled by an end user without the need for hand tools or traditional metal fasteners. The design of the hinge permits rotation of up to 270°. A method of using the hinge assembly to quickly and easily make a hinged connection with a door or lid of, for example, a storage system incorporating the hinge assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Charles E. Wagner, Kenny W. O'Grady
  • Publication number: 20070186381
    Abstract: A device for closing a frame, which has a panel mounted removably on and articulated on the frame includes a hook that has, at an end part, a heel that can stop against a surface of the articulation edge of the frame to immobilize the panel in a secure open upright position, generally perpendicular to the frame. The invention can be applied to roads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: NORINCO
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques Monneret
  • 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: 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: 6834416
    Abstract: The present invention makes use of an opening of a latch cover opening to engage the first loose leaf with the second loose leaf at a pivotal opening with a diameter smaller than the opening of the latch cover of the first loose leaf, and the latch cover of the first loose leaf is located between the two axle covers of the second loose leaf after they are coupled. Therefore, the two will not be separated from each other in the front-rear direction easily, so that the first and second loose leaves can be removed and assembled, and fixed securely after the assembling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventors: Ming-Fang Wang, Yin-Shu Yang
  • Publication number: 20040216274
    Abstract: A releasable hinge clamp can provide multiple functions including clamping a first releasable member adjacent a second member, holding the releasable member in a secondary position away from the second member such that generally unobstructed access to the second member is enabled, and enabling full separation of the adjacently held members. The releasable hinge clamp can have a first end rotatably attachable to the first member, a second end releasably attachable to the second member, such as by slidably capturing a cooperating portion of the second member in a slot in the second end which defines a plurality of positions whereat said second member is clamped against the first member, held at the secondary position, or positioned to be separated from the first member via an opening provided in the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: Charles E. Morgan, Eric V. Pitchford
  • Patent number: 6779434
    Abstract: A structure for warming cups in a coffee maker includes a pot and a lid. A pivot section is provided to a heating area of the pot. An insertion hole is respectively provided on both side walls in the pivot section of the pot. Another pivot section is provided to the lid with an elastic rod sandwiched between both side walls in the pivot section of the lid. An insertion bead is respectively provided to both ends of the elastic rod to be inserted into the insertion holes in the pivot section of the heating area by taking advantage of the return force of the elastic rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Lundar Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tony Hsu
  • Patent number: 6721994
    Abstract: A hinge for mounting a door to an enclosure includes a first leaf, a second leaf, and a pin. The first leaf includes a first tongue attached to a surface formed on one of the door or the enclosure, and a first knuckle depending from the first tongue. The first knuckle includes a tab depending therefrom, and the tab extends through an aperture in a flange depending from the surface. The second leaf includes a second tongue coupled to another of the door or the enclosure, and a second knuckle coupled to the second tongue. The pin extends through the first and second knuckles. A method of assembling a hinge to a door includes: extending a portion of the hinge within an aperture in the door; applying a magnetic force to the portion of the hinge to secure the portion of the hinge within the aperture; and securing the hinge to the door with a fastener while applying the magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Terry Michael Bowman, Robert Bruce Wallace, Peter Donald Muse, Gilbert Anthony Soares, Edgar Yee