Along Hinge Axis Patents (Class 16/351)
  • Patent number: 11247642
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting device (8) intended to join a wiper blade (4) to a driving arm (2) of a wiping system (1) for a vehicle, comprising at least one connector (9) and a cover (11) mounted in a rotatable manner on the connector (9), the connecting device (8) comprising at least one holding device (22) for holding the cover (11) on the connector (9) in at least one position, characterized in that the holding device (22) determines the position of the cover (11) on the connector (9), limiting the rotation of this cover (11) on the connector (9) in two directions of rotation (S1, S2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Guillaume Mouleyre
  • Patent number: 11060333
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for moveably coupling a door with a cabinet of a home appliance includes a first hinge plate coupled with the cabinet and a second hinge plate coupled with the door and moveable relative to the first hinge plate about a pivot pin. One of the first hinge plate and the second hinge plate includes a step vertically offset from a body of the hinge plate. When the door is moved into the open position, the second hinge plate travels downward relative to the first hinge plate due to the step. The step is configured to inhibit movement of the door to the closed position until a vertical force is applied to lift the second hinge plate relative to the first hinge plate into a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Paulo Henrique Alves Manara, Ledimara Mascarello, Vinicius Simm
  • Patent number: 10190349
    Abstract: A pet door locking hinge device for providing a small lockable door sized just for a pet cut into a room door. The pet door locking hinge device includes a pet door having an end and being adapted to be hingedly coupled to a room door; and a hinge assembly fastened to the pet door and adapted to be fastened to the room door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Jason V. Jacobson, Brian A. Hohman, Norma J. Kiel
  • Publication number: 20140290006
    Abstract: A handle height adjustment device of a handle assembly (2) of a walk-behind power tool (1). The handle height adjustment device (100) comprises a first toothed disk member (200), a second toothed disk member (300), and a disk interconnecting member. The disk interconnecting member (400) is arranged to be connected to the first toothed disk member (200) by means of a first interconnection mechanism (401), which first interconnection mechanism (401) inhibits relative movement between the disk interconnecting member (400) and the first toothed disk member (200) along an axis of rotation (500) of the handle height adjustment device (100), and which first interconnection mechanism (401) allows the disk interconnecting member to rotate relative the first toothed disk member about the axis of rotation (500). The disk interconnecting member (400) is arranged to be threadably connected to the second toothed disk member (300) by means of a second interconnection mechanism (402).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Ejdehag, Fredrik Edholm
  • Patent number: 8250711
    Abstract: A space-saving slide cover lifting structure consisting of a pair hinges, a pair of sliding rail holders, a pair of plastic slide guides, a pair of sliding rails, a pair of gears and a pair of gear racks is disclosed. The gear racks are respectively accommodated in the sliding rails to reduce space occupation, minimizing the width of the assembly of the gear rack and the respective sliding rail. The arrangement of the plastic slide guides prohibits direction contact between the metal sliding rails and the sliding rail holders, avoiding friction noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Lianhong Art Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia Hui Chen, Che-Hsien Lin
  • Patent number: 7942430
    Abstract: A device for accommodating objects, in particular for use in an airplane, comprising a housing, which has an access opening, as well as a door which is connected to the housing by at least one hinge so as to be pivotable between an open position and a closed position. The hinge defines a pivot axis for pivoting the door. The access opening is at least partially clear in the open position of the door and the access opening is at least partially closed off by the door in the closed position of the door. The door is lockable relative to the housing in its closed position. The door, in its closed position, is movable in a direction which extends substantially parallel to the pivot axis between a locked position and an unlocked position. The door, in its locked position, is locked relative to the housing, and the door, in its unlocked position, is pivotable about the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Driessen Aerospace Group N.V.
    Inventors: Laurentius Petrus Joseph Van Loon, Cornelis Petrus Maria Portegies, Peter Hendrik Beets
  • Publication number: 20090229079
    Abstract: A hinge reinforced structure to improve wobbling and idle swiveling of conventional hinges that result in unsteadiness includes mainly a rotary element and a holding element. The rotary element has a pintle coupled with a pintle hole formed on the holding element to generate a swivel displacement. The pintle has a driving portion to form a gap with the pintle hole. The pintle further is coupled with a reinforced element which has at least one reinforced portion to wedge in the gap and press the inner wall of the pintle hole to provide a bracing torque thereby to enhance the steadiness of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Ting-Hung SU
  • Publication number: 20090158557
    Abstract: A hinge for use in, e.g., folding tables, folding chairs, or folding shelves that can be locked in at least one position. According to an aspect of the invention, the hinge is locked in the position that would correspond to the open or deployed state of the piece of furniture of which it is a part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: Meco Corporation
    Inventor: Darren ALDRED
  • Patent number: 6959972
    Abstract: A hinge assembly allows an access panel to be pivotally coupled to a cabinet, even though the cabinet includes a top cover that overlaps an upper edge of the panel. To open the access panel, a latch is actuated to first release a lower edge of the panel. The hinge assembly then allows the lower edge to be pulled out from over a base rail of the cabinet. Once the lower edge is off of the base rail, the hinge assembly allows the panel to be lowered without obstruction from the base rail. Lowering the panel then moves the panel's upper edge out from underneath the overlapping top cover. From there, the hinge assembly allows the panel to be swung open. To close the access panel, the process is reversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: American Standard International Inc.
    Inventors: James Russell Cude, Peter E. Simpson, Jeffrey C. Marks
  • Patent number: 6880297
    Abstract: A modular system for assembling a storage unit is provided which includes a plurality of panels and different connectors. The system allows for subdividing spaces which may feature walls, floors, ceilings, etc. at varying angles or in areas having irregular contours. Additionally, the connectors are simple recesses and protrusions which allow for easy assembly and disassembly of the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Inventor: Robert M. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20040139579
    Abstract: An axial rotary hinge assembly for connecting a main body and a cover to control the elevation, depression, left rotation, and right rotation of the cover comprises an axial base coupled to the main body, a rotary member installed onto the axial base, and a first axial member pivotally coupled to the axial base at the lower section of the rotary member, and a second axial member pivotally coupled to the axial base at the upper section of the rotary member to connect with the cover; by means of controlling the second axial member for the rotation along the axes of elevation or depression, the first axial member provides a left or right axial rotation to the cover; a positioning member of rotary member, a positioning point of the axial base, and a rotary angle of the rotary member restricted by a positioning groove constitute the axial rotary hinge assembly of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventor: Ding-Hone Su
  • Patent number: 5580316
    Abstract: A foldable play structure is disclosed which includes a first wall unit, a second wall unit, and a first axially latchable hinge. The first hinge includes a first leaf attached to the first wall unit, a second leaf attached to the second wall unit, and a first pintle extending through the first and second leaves along a first axis. The first and second leaves are slidable relative to each other along the first axis between a pivotable position, wherein the first and second leaves may pivot relative to each other about the first axis, and a latched position, wherein pivotal movement of the first and second leaves about the first axis is restrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Today's Kids, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Hill, Scott J. Duplantis
  • Patent number: 5193695
    Abstract: Hinge device (10, 10') having a tubular member (12, 12') and an elongate member (14, 114'). The elongate member (14, 14') is slideable in the tubular member (12, 12'). The elongate member (14, 14') comprises a first portion (28, 28') and a second portion (16, 16'). When the first portion (28, 28') is positioned inside the tubular member (12, 12') the elongate member (14, 14') is swivelable about its longitudinal axis (24, 24'). When the second portion (16, 16') is positioned inside the tubular member (12, 12') the elongate member (14, 14') is not swivelable about its longitudinal axis (24, 24').
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Inventor: Peter L. Mann
  • Patent number: 5187837
    Abstract: A mullion mounted door hinge assembly for pivotally guiding upper and lower doors of a refrigerator. The hinge assembly includes a bracket which slidably accepts a generally cylindrical hinge pin. The hinge pin has a larger diameter center section and a pair of relatively smaller diameter end sections. Each of the end sections of the hinge pin extend into an accommodating opening in the upper or lower doors. The upper door is supported on an upwardly directed surface of the center section. A downwardly directed surface of the center section is supported by the lower door. A substantial portion of the weight of the upper door is transferred to the lower door and supported by the lower hinge means. A second preferred embodiment provides a stop means which engages a stop surface at a desired angular opening of the upper door of a refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Assignee: White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick L. Gunderson, David J. Donaghy
  • Patent number: 5040268
    Abstract: Two parts of a case hinge are detachably interconnected, i.e. the hinge pin of one part and the hollow cylinder of the other part can be disengaged by axial displacement. Moreover, the hinge pin is rotatably and axially displaceably mounted on the associated hinge part and is pretensioned in an axially resilient manner. It is provided on its free end with a rotation preventer, which engages in non-rotary and axially detachable manner with the other hinge part. On opening and closing the case the hinge pin consequently necessarily performs a rotary movement. In its bearing-side portion, the hinge pin is provided with a radial stop pin, which locks in a bearing-side indentation under a predetermined angle as a result of spring tension and consequently detachably secures the two hinge parts under a predetermined opening angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Assignee: Knurr-Mechanik fur die Elektronik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hans Knurr
  • Patent number: 4842098
    Abstract: The invention is an adjustable folding ladder that can be easily altered in its length and shape to adjust to the proper working height and angles for the user. With the fiber glass nylon hinges, the ladder is insulated to prevent the user from electrical shocks in the event the ladder comes into contact with electrical wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Inventor: Haison Yuen
  • Patent number: 4774740
    Abstract: A hinge for rotatably mounting a barrier member to structural means which comprises first hinge mounting means having means for attachment thereof to the structural means; second hinge mounting means having means for attachment thereof to the barrier member; a first hinge member mounted for rotation with the second hinge mounting means; a second hinge member positioned in engagement with the first hinge member and means for preventing rotation of the second hinge member with respect to the first mounting means. Each hinge member has corresponding engaging surfaces configured to permit a staged rotation of the barrier means into a plurality of predetermined positions. Applicants have also developed a novel method for constructing the hinge of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Assignee: Edward D. Gidseg
    Inventors: Edward D. Gidseg, Jan Ganik