Including Stop Or Latch Patents (Class 16/371)
  • Patent number: 10590687
    Abstract: A combination hinge and latch that enables a door, gate or lid to be opened from a latched side and latched from the hinged side to provide more than one point of access for an area behind the door, gate or lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Luther Cifers
  • Patent number: 10480227
    Abstract: A dual-shaft hinge device including a base and two rotatable plates connected to two lateral sides of the base. Each of the first rotatable plate and the second rotatable plate have a semicircular portion on which a plurality of teeth are disposed. A first rotatable rod and a second rotatable rod are disposed in the base. First gear teeth are disposed at one end of the first rotatable rod and mesh with the teeth of the first rotatable plate, and second gear teeth are disposed at one end of the second rotatable rod and mesh with the teeth of the second rotatable plate. An even number of gear rods are disposed in the base and mutually meshed with each other. Two lateral plates are connected to the base to position the aforementioned elements to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LIANHONG ART CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Hui Chen, Tzu-Yu Lin, Chiao-Fang Chang
  • Patent number: 10458163
    Abstract: A hinge brace for supporting doors to be painted is provided. The brace is connected to standard door hinge hardware using either the existing door hinge pin or a disposable pin of smaller diameter. By allowing the bracing of multiple doors at the hinge, the painter can more safely and efficiently prepare and paint multiple doors in one painting session. The hinge brace of the present invention accommodates supporting two or more doors for painting and saves time by not requiring the painter to remove door hinge hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen R. Trump
  • Patent number: 10022609
    Abstract: A golf training device comprised of a planar quadrilateral-shaped adjustable frame having vertically extendable sway bars that assists a golfer to establish a proper stance and “body turn” during a golf swing is disclosed. The device can be easily setup and transported to permit repetitive use, is relatively easy to manufacture, and cost-effective. The adjustable frame, designed to be placed on the ground, consists of a first pair of linear telescoping members coupled at each end by a second pair of linear telescoping members, thereby allowing the user to expand the adjustable frame to increase or decrease the total square area of the frame according to the preferences and stance of the golfer. Furthermore, each top side of the first pair of linear members include vertically extendable sway bars to alert the golfer if he/she is “swaying” rather than turning on the back swing or follow-through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Omar Medley
  • Patent number: 9921611
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides an electronic device and a flexible connection device. The electronic device comprises a first body; a second body; and a flexible connection device, configured to connect the first body and the second body. The flexible connection device comprises N shafts; and N?1 transmission structures, wherein each of the transmission structures connects two adjacent shafts, to connect the N shafts together in order, wherein N is an integer which is larger than 3 or equals to 3. When an action force is applied onto the first body and/or the second body so that relative positions of the first body and the second body are changed, the N shafts and the N?1 transmission structures are driven sequentially so that the flexible connection device is flexibly bent while keeping the length of the inner arc of the flexible connection device constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Lijun Wang
  • Patent number: 9791895
    Abstract: A convertible axle structure includes a first shaft, a second shaft parallel to the first shaft, and a switch member disposed between the first shaft and the second shaft. The outer wall of the first shaft has a slide groove composed of a front radial slide groove portion, an axial slide groove portion, and a rear radial slide groove portion. The outer wall of the second shaft has a guide groove composed of a radial guide groove portion, a front inclined guide groove portion, and a rear inclined guide groove portion. The switch member has a first protrusion slidable in the slide groove and a symmetrical second protrusion slidable in the guide groove to guide the first shaft and the second shaft to carry out an asynchronous convertible turning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventor: An Szu Hsu
  • Patent number: 9302628
    Abstract: A vehicle storage assembly can cover a vehicle storage area such as an interior console or a cargo box. The storage assembly can include a base and a lid. The lid can be opened from two sides to allow easy access for a driver and passengers to an interior storage compartment. The base includes at least two rods, which can act as axles for the lid to pivot about. The lid includes at least one rotation member or guide which can be released from the rod only when the lid is in a desired position, for example, a closed position. The lid can include a latch for each rod. The lid can have a lock to secure one or both of the latches with the lid in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Lund Motion Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Smith
  • Publication number: 20140368996
    Abstract: A pivot mechanism rotatably coupes a cover to a base of a foldable electronic device. The pivot mechanism includes a connector, a first rotation assembly, and a second rotation assembly. The first rotation assembly is rotatably coupled to the base and fixedly attached to the connector. The second rotation assembly is fixedly coupled to the cover and rotatably coupled to the connector. The first rotation assembly rotates relative to the base and the second rotation assembly remains fixed relative to the connector as the cover is rotated open to a first angle,. The second rotation assembly rotates relative to the connector as the cover is rotated further to a second angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: TAI-AN TSAO, TING-YU WANG, LEI HAN, HSIEH-CHIH CHIANG, HUNG-MING CHEN
  • Patent number: 8745824
    Abstract: A hinge device has a first part and a second part, which are intended to be attached to a door frame and a door, respectively. The first part and the second part are rigidly connected to each other and have each a tubular housing, whose center axis defines a first hinge axis and which accommodates two balls, an axially displaceable locking member arranged axially inwardly of each ball, a compression spring arranged between and cooperating with each ball and the associated locking member, and an eccentric located between the two locking members and cooperating therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Holstensson Design AB
    Inventor: Lars Holstensson
  • Patent number: 8627546
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism includes a first rotation assembly, a second rotation assembly substantially parallel to the first rotation assembly, a first connection member, and a second connection member. The first and second rotation assemblies include a first and second pivoting shafts and a first and second brackets sleeved on the first and second pivoting shafts, respectively, and both the first and second brackets includes an engaging portion eccentrically formed on one end respectively thereof. The first connection member includes two pivotal portions. The pivotal portions are rotatably connected to the engaging portions of the first bracket and the second bracket, respectively. The second connection member is sleeved on the first pivoting shaft and the second pivoting shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Zheng Zhang, Lian-Cheng Huang, Shen Li, Jin-Xin Wang
  • Publication number: 20130318746
    Abstract: To provide a biaxial hinge which enables an opening/closing movement of terminal, such as notebook PC, from 0° up to 180° or more, which ensures the opening/closing movement starting from a stable stopping position available at any opening/closing angle, a second hinge shaft attached to a second casing and a second hinge shaft attached to a second casing are connected to each other via a joint member and provided so as to be rotatable relative to each other, and a selective rotation restricting device is provided between the both hinge shafts. The selective rotation restricting device is so structured that it allows the both hinge shafts to rotate, when the first casing and the second casing are in a closed state, and it restricts one of the first hinge shaft and the second hinge shaft in rotation, when the other hinge shaft rotates relative to the one hinge shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Ryuta KURAMOCHI
  • Patent number: 8572812
    Abstract: A foldable portable information terminal includes an upper unit having a display unit on its one side, a lower unit having operation keys on its one side, and a movable connecting mechanism connecting the upper unit and the lower unit allowing the upper unit to be opened, closed, and freely rotated with respect to a longitudinal direction of the lower unit. The displaying mode of the display unit whose direction varies depending on a position of the upper unit is changed depending on a positional relationship of the upper unit and the lower unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Masatomo Mizuta, Kazuo Ohtsuta, Kiyoshi Kohayakawa, Michio Nagai, Mika Fujii, Masaki Shimamura, Mitsuru Sendouda
  • Patent number: 8562057
    Abstract: A multi-torque double pivot hinge includes a first leaf having a first body and a second leaf having a second body. A first hinge shaft extends through the first body and defines a first pivot axis. A second hinge shaft extends through the second body and defines a second pivot axis. A connector connects the first leaf to the second leaf. The second leaf together with the connector is rotatable about the first pivot axis between a closed position and an intermediate open position. The connector engages the first leaf in the intermediate open position which prevents rotation of the connector past the intermediate open position and transfers a pivoting axis from the first pivot axis to the second pivot axis. The second leaf is then rotatable about the second pivot axis between the intermediate open position and a fully open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Schlater, Trenton W. Hobbs, Paul D. Nguyen, Ryan W. Van Voorhis
  • Patent number: 8526172
    Abstract: A hinge device and a keyboard dock and a portable electronic device having the same are provided. The hinge device includes a body, a torsion generating part, a rotating part and a second wedging unit. The torsion generating part is pivotally connected to the body and has a first wedging unit. The rotating part is pivotally connected to the body. The second wedging unit is assembled to the rotating part and moved along with the rotating part. The first wedging unit and the second wedging unit are wedged together or separated from each other while the rotating part rotates relative to the body along a first axis. The body can rotate along a second axis relative to the torsion generating part while the first wedging unit and the second wedging unit are separated from each other. The first axis is vertical to the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignees: Wistron Corporation, Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hish-Bin Dai, Yi-Ling Kuo, Ming-Hua Hung, Wen-Chin Wu, Chih-Kuang Chuang
  • Publication number: 20130219663
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hinge apparatus and an electronic device that includes the hinge apparatus. The hinge apparatus includes n shafts, arranged side by side, wherein n is an integer equal to or greater than 3; and multiple connecting elements for rotatably connecting each two adjacent shafts so as to form a shaft chain. The hinge apparatus can achieve a flexible shaft effect and can place the two portions connected by it in the same plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130208406
    Abstract: An electronic device and its biaxial pivot, the biaxial pivot comprises a connecting element, a first coupling element, a second coupling element and an elastic element. The connecting element has a first shaft and a second shaft, the first shaft and the second shaft have different axes. The first coupling element is connected to the first shaft pivotally and the second coupling element is connected to the second shaft pivotally. Two ends of the elastic element are fixed at the first coupling element and the second coupling element respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicants: INVENTEC CORPORATION, INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Chi Lin, Shih-Hsuan Wang
  • Publication number: 20130194741
    Abstract: A hinge is provided that permits a user to use a computer system either as a laptop computer or a tablet computer. The hinge may comprise a hinge block and an inhibitor stopper. The hinge block may have a first hinge member and a second hinge member. The inhibitor stopper may be disposed between the first hinge member and the second hinge member. The inhibitor stopper may have a first wing and a second wing. The inhibitor stopper may be attached to the hinge block. The first and second wings may be rotatable around an axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: YOSHIHARU UCHIYAMA, KENSHIN YONEMOCHI, AKINORI UCHINO
  • Patent number: 8484803
    Abstract: A rotational hinge including a first casing linkage; a second casing linkage; a hinge linkage; and a synchronization linkage, wherein the synchronization linkage is coupled to the first casing linkage and the second casing linkage to synchronize a fixed rotational axis and a moving rotational axis that provides one or more degrees of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Yawei Ma, Ichiro Yamada, Mi Zhou
  • Patent number: 8474103
    Abstract: A door hinge includes a fixing member (10) fixed to a door frame (100), an actuation frame (20) fixed to a door (200) to enable the door to be opened and closed, a slider (22) coupled between the actuation frame and the fixing member, a rotatable moving guide plate (30) rotatably moved around the hinge (34) when the door is opened, and configured to forwardly push the slider, a guide roller (18) to resiliently support the rotatable movement of the rotatable moving guide plate, and a connection frame (60) having one end connected to a slot (11) of the fixing member by a pin (62) and the other end connected to the actuation frame by the hinge (24) and forwardly pushed out when the door is opened along with the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Poong Won Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: June-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 8468655
    Abstract: A hinge assembly with two pivot axes is provided for a folding frame. One pivot axis, a working pivot axis, allows the outer wing frame to rotate while in operation to follow the ground contours by rotating relative to the adjacent frame section without creating any interference between adjacent tools mounted to the frame sections. The second pivot axis is a folding pivot axis above the frame and about which the outer wing frame rotates to fold the outer wing into the transport position. This hinge assembly when used on a five section implement frame allows the outer wing frame to both follow the ground contour and to fold into an acceptable transport position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Stanely R. Borkgren, William D. Graham, Xinzhan Z. Yang
  • Publication number: 20130135809
    Abstract: The embodiment of the invention provides a hinge device and a folded apparatus having such hinge device. The hinge device comprises a hinge bracket, a first axis, and a second axis provided being parallel with each other and supported rotatablely by the hinge bracket, the first axis is connected to a first body of an apparatus, and the second axis is connected to a second body of the apparatus, the first body can rotate from 0 degree to 360 degree and/or from 360 degree to 0 degree with respect to the second body by being brought by the first axis and the second axis, wherein, when the first body rotates from 0 degree to a predetermined angle and/or from the predetermined angle to 0 degree with respect to the second body, the first axis rotates and the second axis rests, and wherein, when the first body rotates from the predetermined angle to 360 degree and/or from 360 degree to the predetermined angle with respect to the second body, the second axis rotates and the first axis rests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicants: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD., BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD.
  • Patent number: 8451601
    Abstract: In embodiments of double hinge axial cams, a portable device includes a first housing integrated with a display device, and a second housing movably coupled to the first housing. The first housing is operable to open and close relative to the second housing, and the first and second housings can be rotated from a closed position at approximately zero degrees (0°) to an open position at approximately one-hundred and eighty degrees (180°), as well as rotated through approximately three-hundred and sixty degrees (360°). Double hinges are operable to movably couple the first housing and the second housing. The double hinges include axial cams that apply a holding torque in the open position that resists the first and second housings closing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Bohn, Paul M. O'Brien, Christopher Bramley Fruhauf, Michael J. Basha
  • Patent number: 8441791
    Abstract: In embodiments of double hinge radial cams, a portable device includes a first housing integrated with a display device, and a second housing movably coupled to the first housing. The first housing is operable to open and close relative to the second housing, and the first and second housings can be rotated from a closed position at approximately zero degrees (0°) to an open position at approximately one-hundred and eighty degrees (180°). A double hinge is operable to movably couple the first housing and the second housing. The double hinge includes radial cams that apply a holding torque in the open position that resists the first and second housings closing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Bohn, Paul M. O'Brien, Christopher Bramley Fruhauf
  • Patent number: 8393056
    Abstract: A control motion hinge, comprising a first leaf hinge with three knuckles to secure a first pin, wherein the two outer knuckles have roller knuckles, a link having a two knuckles on a first end to interlock with the first leaf hinge and a single knuckle on a second end, a second leaf hinge with two knuckles to secure a second pin when interlocked with the second end of the link, wherein the two knuckles of the second leaf hinge have a roller path for engaging the roller of the first leaf hinge, wherein such rollers traverse the roller path, and thus softly closing the door reducing the sound of closure during the final approach of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Robert F. Irwin
  • Patent number: 8336972
    Abstract: The displacement device serves to hold a separation element, which is pivotally connected to a bracket, which is held slideably by a first beam of a scissor assembly and firmly by a second beam of the scissor assembly with a scissor assembly bearing. The scissor assembly bearing comprises a profile body that is adapted to the bracket and can be connected thereto, which profile body comprises a profile part which is connected articulated to the first end element of an adjusting lever, of which the second end element is connected on the one hand pivotally with the second beam and on the other hand is held by an adjusting bolt, of which the threaded shank is rotatably mounted in a threaded channel of the profile body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hawa AG
    Inventors: Gregor Haab, Martin Frei, Alfred Stutz, Rolf Heisig, Wladyslaw Wasilewski
  • Patent number: 8225459
    Abstract: A multi-link hinge for a door includes a fastening element that is securable to a furniture body. A pivotable door bearing is movable with respect to the fastening element. The pivotable door bearing defines an opened position, a closed position, and a pivot range between the opened position and the closed position. Several levers are connected to one another in a scissored arrangement. The levers connect the fastening element to the pivotable door bearing. A spring is operably disposed between the fastening element and the pivotable door bearing. The spring is pre-tensioned to bias the pivotable door bearing into the closed position. A linear damper is operably disposed between the fastening element and the pivotable door bearing. The linear damper dampens a closing movement of the door bearing. The multi-link hinge may be employed to prevent slamming of refrigerator doors, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hettich-Oni GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dieter-Hermann Waltemate, Helmut Hunger
  • Patent number: 8186017
    Abstract: A transverse-positioning hinge has a seat, at least one elastic ball, a shaft and a fastening washer. The elastic ball is mounted in the seat. The shaft is mounted through the seat and has at least one positioning detent selectively engaging the elastic ball. The fastening washer is attached to the end of the shaft. Adjusting the tightness for attaching the fastening washer changes the deformation of the elastic ball, and then the resilient force provided by the elastic ball is also adjusted. Therefore, the positioning force provided by the elastic ball is adjustable without changing the elastic ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zion Lin
  • Patent number: 8141207
    Abstract: A two-axis hinge device includes a first-rotation-axis defining unit which defines a first rotation axis; a rotating arm fixed to a first housing, the rotating arm being provided on the first-rotation-axis defining unit such that the rotating arm is rotatable around the first rotation axis; a second-rotation-axis defining unit fixed to a second housing, the second-rotation-axis defining unit having a substantially cylindrical shape and defining a second rotation axis which is substantially perpendicular to the first rotation axis, the first-rotation-axis defining unit being fixed to and supported by the second-rotation-axis defining unit; and a hole-communicating connector fixed to the second-rotation-axis defining unit, the hole-communicating connector having a substantially cylindrical shape and being provided with a hole which communicates with a hole in the second-rotation-axis defining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communicatoins Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Isao Endo, Tsutomu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20120000723
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hinge assembly (1) for connecting two vehicle parts (2, 3) to a vehicle that is capable of crab steering, has articulated frame steering and comprises articulating vehicle axles. It comprises four structural elements (4, 5, 6, 7) which are connected to each other by four hinge connections (8, 9, 10, 11), the hinge centers of which are arranged in a common plane in a basic state, in such a manner that they form a frame which is substantially rigid with respect to thrust forces in that plane. Two of the structural elements (4, 6) forming opposite sides of the frame which is substantially rigid with respect to thrust forces can in each case be rotated about a rotational axis (D1, D2) located in said plane with respect to the respective other three structural elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: AMMANN SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Christoph Anliker, Lino Giovanoli
  • Patent number: 8082633
    Abstract: A portable device includes an upper unit, a lower unit having an operation section on an operation surface, and a movable connecting mechanism which connects the upper unit and the lower unit. The movable connecting mechanism includes a rotating hinge including a rotation axis which is securely and rotatably provided to the lower unit and which protrudes from the operation surface in a direction substantially normal to the operation surface, a projection protruding outward from the rotation axis, and a stopping member provided at a location where the projection comes in contact with the stopping member due to rotation of the rotation axis. The stopping member is movable within a predetermined range of movement due to the projection coming in contact with the stopping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Masatomo Mizuta, Kazuo Ohtsuta, Kiyoshi Kohayakawa, Michio Nagai, Mika Fujii, Masaki Shimamura, Mitsuru Sendouda
  • Publication number: 20110308041
    Abstract: A locking hinge that includes a first hinge element including a body defining a first hole and a second hinge element including a body defining a second hole. The locking hinge also includes a dowel assembled through the first hole in the first hinge element and the second hole in the second hinge element defining a hinge joint axis permitting translation of the second hinge element relative to the first hinge element along a first axis and a second axis, and rotation of the second hinge element relative to the first hinge element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Leonard Le, Keith R. Burrell, Thomas L. Kehl, Epifanio P. Gonyea
  • Publication number: 20110265288
    Abstract: A two-stage dual-pintle hinge mainly includes at least one connecting element which has two apertures run through by a first axis and a second axis in the same direction. The first axis and the connecting element form a first pivot displacement, and the second axis and the connecting element form a second pivot displacement. The first and second axes have respectively a first anchor portion and a second anchor portion. The connecting element has a corresponding third anchor portion. During the first pivot displacement, the first anchor portion and the third anchor portion form an anchor relationship and drive the second pivot displacement of the connecting element and the second axis. During the second pivot displacement, the second anchor portion and the third anchor portion form an anchor relationship to stop pivoting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Yung-Chang CHIANG
  • Patent number: 8032989
    Abstract: A hinge for casement windows is disclosed. The said hinge includes a track and a shoe that is adapted to travel along the track. There is a sash arm that is pivotally connected and extending from the shoe and a support arm. The support arm has a first end and a second end. The first end is pivotally connected to the sash arm and said second end of the support arm is pivotally connected to the track. The support arm has an orifice for receiving a pin extending from the track. The support arm has a clip for securing the support arm to the track. The clip has a grip extending therefrom to assist in moving the clip from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventors: Luke Liang, Tong Liang, David Chen
  • Publication number: 20110205692
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism, which connects a first member and a second member, comprising: a plurality of bases, a plurality of shafts, which are provided at the plurality of bases one by one, and protrude from the bases, a plurality of shaft receiving units, which are provided in the second member, and include shaft holes into which the shafts are rotatably fitted, respectively, and a regulating stopper, wherein when a force is applied at the regulating stopper, the regulating stopper is bent from a position where the regulating stopper contacts with a regulated unit to a position where the regulating stopper does not contact with the regulated unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koyo YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 7987559
    Abstract: An exemplary hinge assembly includes a mounting bracket, a rotatable bracket, a swivel mechanism, and two pivot mechanisms. The rotatable bracket defines a sliding groove. The swivel mechanism connects the mounting bracket to the rotatable bracket. The rotating subassembly has a rotating shaft, a first restricting member, and a second restricting member. The first restricting member is rotatably connected to the rotating shaft, and the second restricting member is non-rotatably connected to the rotating shaft. The first restricting member has a restricting portion and a first resisting portion. The restricting portion is movably received in the sliding groove. The second restricting member includes a restricting protrusion. The restricting protrusion is capable of driving the first resisting portion together with the first restricting member to rotate in the sliding groove until the restricting portion reaches an end of the sliding groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Cheng Chou
  • Publication number: 20110138576
    Abstract: A diagonal motion door hinge for a vehicle door includes an upper door connection plate having a second motion assembly pivotally mounted to the upper door connection plate. The axis of rotation of the second motion assembly is perpendicular to the upper door connection plate. A first motion assembly is mounted to the second motion assembly at a first motion hinge. The first motion assembly is adapted to connect to an upper portion of a vehicle door. The lower door connection plate includes a lower door connection plate stopper and a lower shock connection. The lower door connection plate stopper has a lower door double motion stopper surface. A point of contact between the ballpoint and the lower door double motion stopper surface is offset from a horizontal motion hinge pin axis to provide a first diagonal motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Johnnie Yip
  • Publication number: 20110131762
    Abstract: A duplex hinge having two pivot points. In one embodiment, the hinge is used between sections of multi-sectional farm implements to allow flex during field operations as well as folding for road transport. One pivot point is active both when folding and during field operations. The other pivot point is active during field operations but rigid while folding for road transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nelson J. Palen
  • Patent number: 7950109
    Abstract: A vehicle rear door unsequenced articulating mechanism including one or more articulating hinge assemblies having one or more hinge arms pivotally mounted to a vehicle C-pillar at one end thereof via a C-pillar hinge mount and pivotally mounted to a vehicle rear door at another end thereof via a door hinge mount. The hinge arm may include a generally U-shaped profile between the ends thereof for permitting unsequenced articulation of the rear door up to 180° from a rear door closed position. The door hinge mount may include a door check engageable with a stop on the hinge arm, for limiting pivotal movement of the vehicle rear door to a first intermediate open position from the rear door closed position, upon pivotal movement of the door check relative to the hinge arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian N. A. Elliott, Justin T. Johnson, Jason Falenski, Craig Blust
  • Patent number: 7841049
    Abstract: A hinge assembly includes a first swinging member, a second swinging member that has a barrel at one end, a pivot pin inserted through the barrel to pivotally secure the second swinging member to a proximal end of the first swinging member, a guide member, which has a first end inserted through an oblique guide slot on the barrel and pivotally coupled to the pivot pin and a second end provided with a transversely extending screw hole, and an adjustment screw transversely inserted through the proximal end of the first swinging member and threaded into the screw hole of the guide member for allowing rotation by a user to bias the second swinging member relative to the first swinging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Sallas Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Ming Wang
  • Publication number: 20100270298
    Abstract: Disclosed is a collapsible container and a hinge used for the collapsible container. The hinge includes an inner hinge, an outer hinge, a first pivoting pin and a second pivoting pin movably and pivotally connected to the inner hinge and the outer hinge. The inner hinge and outer hinge are both provided with pivoting holes, respectively, and the first pivoting pin and the second pivoting pin are respectively inserted into the corresponding pivoting holes to pivotally connected or disconnect the inner hinge with the outer hinge. When one of the first pivoting pin and the second pivoting pin is pulled out, the outer hinge can overturn around the other pivoting pin hence to make the end wall overturn and fold towards inside or outside of the container body. When the first pivoting pin and the second pivoting pin are simultaneously located within the pivoting holes of the corresponding inner hinge and outer hinge, the end wall is fixed to the vertical state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: CHINA INTERNATIONAL MARINE CONTAINERS (GROUP) LTD.
    Inventors: Heqing Kong, Shengqi Li, Shufang Yang
  • Patent number: 7802345
    Abstract: A four-bar linkage hinge having a restraining catch arranged to prevent the hinge from opening and translating rearward when said hinge is subjected to an external force causing a transverse deflection of its linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Chrysler Group LLC
    Inventors: Bob George Mathew, Curtis Scott Hargraves, Jeffrey Daniel Krzeszak, Michael James Reeves, James Chapp, Jr., Jeffrey Michael McGarry, Andrew J. Poulios
  • Patent number: 7774900
    Abstract: A hinge for use in a motor vehicle, including first and second members pivotably coupled to each other. First and second position retainers are coupled between the first member and the second member to releasably secure the second member in a first holding position relative to the first member. The first position retainer has a first holding portion and the second position retainer has a second holding portion such that one of the first and second position retainers is structured and arranged to move relative to the other of the first and second position retainers such that the first and second holding portions move into and out from a first holding position. The first and second holding portions are structured and arranged to be releasably secured to each other in the first holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Ventra Group, Inc.
    Inventor: David W Shaw
  • Publication number: 20100180403
    Abstract: A dual-axis hinge mechanism includes a rotatable bracket, a first rotatable assembly rotatably assembled on the rotatable bracket, and a second rotatable assembly pivotally assembled to the rotatable bracket. The second rotatable assembly includes a fixed bracket, a pivot shaft rotatably extended through the fixed bracket, a first limiting member rotatably sleeved on the pivot shaft, and a second limiting member non-rotatably sleeved on the pivot shaft. The second limiting member is rotated a certain angle follow the pivot shaft in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction, and then drives the first limiting member to rotate with the second limiting member. The total of the rotatable angle of the second limiting member relative to the first limiting member and the rotatable angle of the first limiting member relative to the fixed bracket is about 360 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY(Shenzhen)CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: LIANG WEI, JIN-XIN WANG, JIAN LI
  • Patent number: 7743468
    Abstract: A hinge assembly is used in a notebook computer and has a combination bracket, a keyed shaft, a stationary bracket, a limiting assembly and a pressing assembly. The notebook computer has a monitor panel and a base. The monitor panel is mounted horizontally pivotally upon the base. The combination bracket is attached to the monitor panel. The keyed shaft is attached securely to the combination bracket. The stationary bracket is mounted rotatably around the keyed shaft and is mounted securely on the base. The limiting assembly is mounted rotatably on the stationary bracket, is connected to the keyed shaft and allows the keyed shaft to rotate 360°. The pressing assembly is mounted around the keyed shaft below the stationary bracket to provide friction. Consequently, the hinge assembly allows the monitor to rotate 360° relative the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Bin Chang, Shun-Yu Hung
  • Patent number: 7669287
    Abstract: A hinge structure is disclosed to include a first hinge structure and a second hinge structure respectively mounted on the base member and cover of a lifter cover type mobile electronic product, two master connecting members coupled between the first hinge structure and the second hinge structure for allowing the cover to be opened from the base member, and two auxiliary connecting members coupled between the first hinge structure and the second hinge structure in such a manner that the auxiliary connecting members lock the cover to the second hinge structure and the cover is closed on the base member, and unlock the cover from the second hinge structure for adjustment of the inclined angle of the cover when the cover is opened from base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Jarllytec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haung Wen Lee, Tasi Shuen Liang
  • Publication number: 20090223021
    Abstract: A biaxial hinge device includes an approximately rod-shaped first shaft member; an approximately rod-shaped second shaft member; a shaft connecting member for connecting the first shaft member and the second shaft member such that the direction in which the first shaft member extends and the direction in which the second shaft member extends are approximately orthogonal; an arm portion provided to the first shaft member so as to be turnable along the outer circumference of the first shaft member, a hinge fixing portion provided to the second shaft member so as to be turnable along the outer circumference of the second shaft member, and a thrust cam member provided to the first shaft member such that movement in the direction in which the first shaft member extends is enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Isao ENDO, Tsutomu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7581291
    Abstract: A compact hinge device is provided with which it is possible to turn two members and it is possible to make one of the members incline with respect to the other member. By a turning shaft part turning in a through hole in a first base member, a second base member constructed to turn together with the turning shaft part can be turned, and by an abutting part provided on the second base member sliding on a cam surface provided on the first base member the second base member can be made to incline with respect to the turning shaft part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Strawberry Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Abe, Tomoaki Nakamura, Masahiko Yamanami
  • Publication number: 20090199361
    Abstract: A slidable dual-axis hinge assembly has a sliding leaf and a stationary leaf. The sliding leaf has two detents and an outer pivot formed on a pivoting end of the sliding leaf and pivotally mounting the sliding leaf in a cover of a portable electronic device. The stationary leaf has an inner pivot formed on a proximal end of the stationary leaf and pivotally mounts the stationary leaf in a base of the portable electronic device, and has two slide brackets engaging the detents and defining two sliding grooves oppositely therein and being mounted around the side edges of the sliding leaf to allow the sliding leaf to slide relative to the stationary leaf. Thereby, the cover of the portable electronic device pivots relative to the base in two different positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: SHIN ZU SHING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Chen Kao, Wen-Sung Ko
  • Patent number: 7530144
    Abstract: A rotatable hinge includes a fixed frame provided to be adapted for engagement with a laptop computer base and a rotatable portion rotatable relative to the fixed frame and provided to be adapted for engagement with a laptop computer screen. The fixed frame is composed of a circular wall and a connection base integrally formed with the circular wall. The rotation portion has an extension extending from a bottom of the sleeve to be received in a through hole defined in the circular wall so that the rotation portion is able to be rotatable relative to the fixed portion. The extension has a flange formed thereon and a sectorial block formed on an outer periphery of the flange. The circular wall has a limiting boss formed on a peripheral edge thereof to be selectively connected to the sectorial block so as to limit the rotational movement of the rotation portion relative to the fixed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sheng-Nan Lu, Chung-Yu Lee
  • Publication number: 20090106941
    Abstract: Various embodiments of this invention disclose a biaxial rear door hinge of a vehicle that allows the vehicle door to open outward and then upward. This biaxial hinge system allows the rear door in a sedan to mimic the look of a vertically pivoting front door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Dan Greenbank