Having Stop Or Abutment Patents (Class 16/374)
  • Patent number: 10664021
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism connectable with two housing shells for a flexible display to be attached thereto includes a base seat, a torque transmitting unit and two rotary members. The base seat defines therein a rail region and two mounting regions. Each mounting region is defined by an arcuate bottom wall and first and second ribs. The torque transmitting unit includes two transmitting shafts and a synchronously driving member. The rotary members are disposed at the mounting regions to be pivoted about the transmitting shafts so as to bring the housing shells into unfolded and folded states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FOSITEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: An-Szu Hsu, Way-Han Dai, Shao-Chun Chao
  • Patent number: 10619390
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism has: a structure side hinge member including a first attachment portion and a second attachment portion, wherein the structure side hinge member is attached to a structural body via the first attachment portion and the second attachment portion; an opening and closing side hinge member attached to an opening and closing body; and a pivot structure that pivotably supports the structure side hinge member and the opening and closing side hinge member so that the structure side hinge member and the opening and closing side hinge member are allowed to pivot relative to each other. The structure side hinge member is made of a single plate-like member. The pivot structure is located between the first attachment portion and the second attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Suesada, Masatoshi Mori
  • Patent number: 9988833
    Abstract: A static hinge disabler is provided for preventing the operation of a door hinge. The static hinge disabler includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a channel, and a cap. The first sidewall is substantially parallel to the second sidewall. The channel is disposed between the first sidewall and the second sidewall and configured to receive at least a portion of the door hinge therein. The first sidewall and the second sidewall are statically connected such that the channel does not change shape. The first sidewall and the second sidewall therefore prevent the door hinge from operating while the door hinge is disposed within the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Wasawegan Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Powell
  • Patent number: 9738425
    Abstract: A storage bin includes a container portion and a two-piece lid mechanism. The two-piece lid mechanism has a front lid portion that covers the front part of the container portion and a rear lid portion that covers the rear area of the container portion. When the front lid portion is opened, the rear lid portion slides along the top surface of the front lid portion while the front lid portion fits rotatably underneath the rear lid portion in such a way that when the front lid portion and the rear lid portion are completely opened, the lid portions do not extend above the top plane surface of the two-piece lid mechanism. The storage bin may be mounted within a recess in the inner wall of a refrigerator door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Shrader, Brent Aaron Curtis
  • Patent number: 9695622
    Abstract: A hinges structure (10) includes a first hinge (12) and a second hinge (14), each of them being fixed at a part to a fixed system F and at the other part to a wing B. The hinges structure (10) includes a cam mechanism for an automatic closing of the wing B and a fluid-operated device adapted to move a fluid from a first chamber to a second chamber through the rotational motion of the wing B. The speed of displacement of the fluid may be conveniently adjusted through a valve and consequently, the closing speed of the wing may be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: INDUSTRIA CASEARIA SILVIO BELLADELLI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Claudio Bongiovanni
  • Patent number: 9555735
    Abstract: A vehicle cargo box tonneau cover device includes two or more hard panels formed of thin-walled, friction welded polypropylene material hermetically enclosing extruded support beams. Each panel forms an upper surface falling on a common plane when in a deployed position. Adjacent panels are joined along their common edges by a multi-pin hinge disposed entirely below the upper surface to provide a flat overall appearance. The hinge has a first flange carried by a first panel, a second flange carried by an adjacent second panel, and an elongated free-moving link mounted to the first flange for relative rotation about a first axis and mounted to the second flange for relative rotation about a second axis. The two axes are spaced from and parallel to one another, whereby the hinge enables 180° freedom of rotation between the adjacent panels when transitioning between a planer deployed position and a folded retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman C. Kerr, III
  • Publication number: 20150068126
    Abstract: A device for a movable furniture part having a first stop part which can be attached to a body and is connected via a joint mechanism to a second stop part which can be attached to the movable furniture part for pivoting of the movable furniture part. A damping device is provided, and includes a damper housing and an inner part which is received on the damper housing, which damper housing and inner part can be moved with respect to one another, and the damper housing or the inner part serving as a contact part which, for the damping operation, comes at least temporarily into contact with a section of the device, which section can be moved during the pivoting of the furniture part. A setting mechanism is provided, by way of which setting of the damping action which is provided by way of the damping device can be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt FORSTER, Georg DOMENIG, Manfred PEER, Cheng JIANG
  • Publication number: 20150036270
    Abstract: A rotary mechanism includes a supporter and a bracket. The supporter includes a body, a pivot portion and a support portion. The body whereon the pivot portion is disposed is disposed on a base. The support portion includes a bar and a guiding structure. A low end of the bar is connected to the body, and the guiding structure is disposed on a top end of the bar. The bracket includes a frame, a constraint portion, a pivot slot structure and a contact portion. The constraint portion and the pivot slot structure are disposed on the frame. The contact portion slides along the guiding structure when the bracket rotates relative to the supporter, so that position of the pivot portion moves from an end to the other end of the pivot slot structure structure, and the constraint portion contacts against the body for constraint rotation of the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Kuang-Wen Chen, Chun-Chiang Lai, Yu-Hsin Huang, Fu-Chien Chen
  • Publication number: 20140362507
    Abstract: An electronic device capable of maintaining a high level of operability and which prevents damage to the keyboard and other input systems when converted from a laptop PC to a tablet PC. The electronic device includes a main body part having a keyboard and a display part having a display. The main body part and the display part may rotate from a 0-degree position where the display and the keyboard face each other up to a 360-degree position where the back faces of the display and the keyboard face each other through a 180-degree position where the display and the keyboard are parallel with each other while facing the same direction. The electronic device includes an upper leg portion that can advance and retreat from an upper face of the main body part in response to rotational movement of the display part from the 180-degree position to the 360-degree position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kinoshita, Eiji Shinohara, Seita Horikoshi, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140340833
    Abstract: A hinge has a first stopper and a second stopper. The first stopper permits swinging of a first swinging member in one direction from a neutral position in a swinging range of the first swinging member, and restricts swinging of the first swinging member in another direction from the neutral position in the swinging range of the first swinging member. When second swinging members are positioned at neutral positions in a swinging range of the second swinging members, the second stopper permits swinging of the first swinging member in one direction from the neutral position in the swinging range of the first swinging member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Takayuki Horinishi, Makoto Bando, Hideyuki Fujikawa, Masaki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8844097
    Abstract: A hinge including a device bracket, a door bracket, a first arm, a second arm, and a door stop is provided. The device bracket mounts to a device surface. The door bracket mounts to a door surface of a door. The first arm is mounted for rotation about a first pin and a second pin. The second arm is mounted for rotation about a third pin and a fourth pin. The first pin and third pin are mounted to the device bracket, and the second pin and fourth pin are mounted to the door bracket. The first pin is closer to an axis of rotation of the door than the third pin when the door is in a closed position. The door stop is mounted to the second arm and positioned to contact the first arm when the door is opened to a selected angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sub-Zero, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo J. Bonomie, Daniel Mark Graham
  • Publication number: 20140237865
    Abstract: For a V-plow having a pair of blades hinged together along inboard ends of the blades at a hinge, a gauge on a lower end of the hinge having a spacer, the spacer having a thickness in a direction generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the V-plow corresponding to a desired minimum spacing between inboard ends of a pair of cutting edge plates to be installed on the blades, a method of installing the cutting edge plates on the blades is provided. The method comprises positioning one of the cutting edge plates along a lower edge of one of the blades so that the inboard end of the one cutting edge plate abuts one side of the spacer, securing the one cutting edge plate to the one blade, positioning the other cutting edge plate along a lower edge of the other blade so that the inboard end of the other cutting edge plate abuts the other side of the spacer, and securing the other cutting edge plate to the other blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Tyler Jones, Matthew Kaminecki
  • Publication number: 20140230192
    Abstract: The angle changer is a piece of material that can be plastic, metallic, etc. By being placed between End Pieces and Temples next to hinges on sunglasses, it will change the opening of the temples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Orest Llagaci
  • Publication number: 20140215762
    Abstract: There is disclosed an anti-sag hinge (10) which includes a mounting flange assembly (12) pivotally coupled to a strap assembly (15). The strap assembly includes a strap (31) extending from a cylinder portion (32), The strap includes an interior recess (68) and a flexible, rubber bumper or cover (90) is configured to fit snugly into the top end of the strap recess. The recess is defined by the peripheral sidewalls (74) of the strap which extend to the most outboard portion of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Kason Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett A. Mitchell, Jeffery E. Underwood
  • Patent number: 8756763
    Abstract: A vehicle door hinge for a passenger or driver side vehicle door. The hinge has a chassis mounting plate securely fastenable to the vehicle frame, a swingarm securely fastenable to the vehicle door, a bi-directional rotation mechanism connecting the chassis mounting plate to the swingarm and allowing rotation of the swingarm in a substantially horizontal plane and in a substantially vertical plane, first and second bearing surfaces positioned to rotate with the bi-directional rotation mechanism and to bear against each other when the swingarm is rotated in the substantially horizontal plane, and not to bear against each other when the swingarm is rotated in the substantially vertical plane, and a spring attached at one end to the swingarm and at the other end to the vehicle frame or to the chassis mounting plate, for counter-balancing the weight of the vehicle door when the swingarm is rotated in the vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Vertical Doors, Inc.
    Inventor: Demetrius Calvin Ham
  • Patent number: 8756761
    Abstract: A hinge (100) including a first flange (102) having a first sleeve segment and a portioned sleeve segment is disclosed. The hinge also includes a second flange (104) having a second sleeve segment. The second flange is configured to mate with the first flange such that the first sleeve segment, the second sleeve segment, and the portioned sleeve segment are substantially aligned. A pin (106) is configured to be removably inserted into the first sleeve segment and the second sleeve segment. Also disclosed are a method for assembling a hinge and a container assembly including a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: UTC Fire & Security Americas Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: Oriol Agramont Barquet, Jose Maria Mednez Segui, Victor Lazaro Barranco, Miguel Angel Perez Gandara, Charl Du Plessis
  • Patent number: 8739366
    Abstract: A hinge has a hinge-integrated stop. The hinge includes a first hinge leaf having a substantially-planar portion with a pivot edge and a top edge. The first hinge leaf includes a first knuckle extending from the pivot edge of the substantially-planar portion near the top edge. The first knuckle of the first leaf includes an inner splined surface. The hinge also includes a second hinge leaf having a substantially-planar portion having a pivot edge. A first knuckle extends from the pivot edge of the substantially-planar portion of the second hinge leaf, where the first knuckle has an inner surface and a first knuckle stop element on the inner surface. A hinge pin has a shaft having a shaft diameter and an upper splined portion having fingers extending beyond the shaft diameter and a hinge pin stop element located on the shaft below the upper splined portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Brent Heninger
  • Patent number: 8707625
    Abstract: A closure includes a panel closing against a frame. A set of abutment surfaces for supporting the panel against applied forces is completed by a displaceable abutment block which selectively assumes an engaged state disposed between an abutment surface of the panel and an abutment surface of a strike jamb. The geometry of engagement is such that forces acting on the abutment block opposing opening of the panel are primarily compressive forces. Certain implementations additionally, or alternatively, employ abutment blocks for locking along the lintel or the threshold of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Dan Raz Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Raz, Zeev Geva, Amir Raz, Yaniv Marmur
  • Patent number: 8695166
    Abstract: A hinge for a portable computing device has a shaft, a rotating bracket and a stationary bracket. The shaft includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is a cylindrical tube. The cylindrical tube has an internal cavity. The second portion has an outer surface and a notch. The notch is formed in the outer surface of the second portion and communicates with the internal cavity of the cylindrical tube. Therefore, cables extending through the internal cavity of the cylindrical tube of the shaft will extend through the notch to electrically connect their corresponding devices in a base and a cover of the portable computing device. The connection of the cables to their corresponding devices is facilitated, because there is no obstruction in the notch, thereby increasing productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ting-Hsien Wang, Zheng-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 8683652
    Abstract: The invention relates to a furniture hinge comprising a base plate, which is designed to be fastened to a furniture body, and a hinge arm that is mounted so as to be movable by an adjustment device in a controlled manner relative to the base plate within a predetermined adjustment range, wherein the adjustment device prevents the hinge arm from falling from the base plate by displacement. The furniture hinge has a fall guard for the hinge arm which prevents the hinge arm from falling relative to the base plate upon uncontrolled displacement of the hinge arm caused by failure of the adjustment device, and the hinge arm is mounted so as to be movable relative to the base plate within the predetermined adjustment range despite the fall guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Dominik Hagspiel
  • Patent number: 8678486
    Abstract: A damping stop for damping the rotation of two members connected by a hinge shaft is formed by a block of elastomeric material. The damping stop includes a fastening zone inserted forcibly into a seat situated between the first member and the hinge shaft, a contact zone that enters into contact with the second member after pivoting thereof around the hinge shaft in the direction of the first member, and a compression zone formed by a material void in the interior of the block of elastomeric material. The material void extends over the entire length of the damping stop in a direction parallel to the hinge shaft when the damping stop is inserted into the seat. The damping stop is used in a hinge of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Renault s.a.s.
    Inventors: Olivier Chaufour, Fabrice Tomas, Alain Gitton
  • Publication number: 20140041155
    Abstract: A rotary shaft structure is provided with rotational and locating functions based on a compact request condition. The rotary shaft structure includes a combination of a shaft body and a braking device, in which the braking device includes a first end provided with a limiting portion and a second end provided with an assembling portion, thereby preventing an axial displacement of a rotary shaft. The shaft body corresponding to the first end of the braking device and the limiting portion thereof includes a base portion and at least one braking portion formed on the base portion, in which a locating function is formed when an interference state of the limiting portion of the braking device and the braking portion of the shaft body is formed, thereby improving the conditions of assembly and fitting difficulties, complication and time-consuming process in conventional skills.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: FIRST DOME CORPORATION
    Inventor: AN SZU HSU
  • Patent number: 8646154
    Abstract: An adjustable door stop system. The system includes a hinge pin having an axis about which the hinge leaves rotate, a top end, and an opposed bottom end. In one embodiment, a hinge pin cap has a first portion extending radially from the top end of the hinge pin and a second cylindrical portion extending from the first portion parallel to the access of the hinge pin. A control cap has an opening to receive the hinge pin therethrough, the control cap having a radially extending first portion and a cylindrical second portion substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin. A mechanism is provided to prevent movement of the hinge pin cap with respect to the control cap including a plurality of teeth on the control cap second cylindrical portion and a plurality of teeth of the control cap cylindrical portion which mate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: B. Jack Smith
  • Patent number: 8584321
    Abstract: Door hinge (10) for opening and closing a door of a domestic appliance, in particular an oven, comprising a hinge arm (12), a hinge lever (14) pivotally fixed to the hinge arm (12), and biasing means for biasing the door hinge (10) in its closed position, wherein a locking device is provided for locking the door hinge (10) in a predetermined opening position, wherein the locking device comprises a locking member (22), which is fixed to the hinge arm (12) in a linearly movable manner, and a locking recess (34) formed at the hinge lever (14), wherein the locking member (22) and the locking recess (34) can selectively be brought into locking engagement with each other in the predetermined opening position of the door hinge (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Trautner, Christoph Bluml
  • Patent number: 8572808
    Abstract: A hinge including a device bracket, a door bracket, a first arm, a second arm, and a closure device is provided. The first arm mounts to the device bracket at a first pin and to the door bracket at a second pin. The second arm mounts to the device bracket at a third pin and to the door bracket at a fourth pin. The third pin is closer to an axis of rotation of a door than the first pin when the door is in a closed position. The closure device includes a closure device body mounted to move with the second arm, a rod mounted within the closure device body, a spring, a spring retainer mounted to the rod, and a nut mounting the rod to the device bracket. The spring is mounted between the spring retainer and the closure device body to exert a force on the second arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sub-Zero, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo J. Bonomie, Daniel Mark Graham, Mark J. Blahnik, Sean Petersen
  • 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: 8567013
    Abstract: A door body holding structure that can hold a door body at an open position by using a simple configuration. A projecting portion 40, which projects toward a containing wall 38 side, is provided on an outer surface of a bearing portion 32 of a fixed-side hinge at a position facing the containing wall 38 where the projecting portion 40 does not come into contact with an inner surface of a guide portion 34 when the door body 18 is at a closed position but the projecting portion 40 comes into contact with the inner surface of the guide portion 34 when the door body 18 is at the open position. A separation dimension between a projecting end of the projecting portion 40 and the containing wall 38 is set to be smaller than a thickness dimension of the guide portion 34.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hoshizaki Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yamaoka, Takashi Hibino, Nobuo Kondo, Hideo Ishigure
  • Patent number: 8567634
    Abstract: A container for transporting and storing goods with a container base and at least two foldable sidewalls, wherein the sidewalls, which are foldable on top of one another, are linked to the container base through hinges. Hinge bolt receivers include recesses, so that the hinge bolts are movable in the hinge bolt receivers from a lower end position, in which the folded down sidewall contacts the container base far enough into an upper end position, so that a planar placement of two sidewalls on top of one another is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Schoeller Area Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Abraham Huizingh
  • Patent number: 8549711
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for a door assembly includes a hinge having a first plate attached to a door and a second plate attached to a door jamb and pivotally connected to the first plate. The hinge assembly further includes a check strap having a first end portion configured to be attached to the first plate, a second end portion configured to be attached to the second plate, and a strip secured to the first end portion and to the second end portion. The strip has a length that is selected to limit opening movement of the door to a predetermined angle of opening. The hinge assembly further includes fasteners to secure the first end portion of the check strap and the first plate to the door and the second end portion of the check strap and the second plate to the door jamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: David Apostoloff
  • Patent number: 8544152
    Abstract: A rotating mechanism for a printing apparatus includes a fixing member and a rotating member fixed on the fixing member. The fixing member includes a rotating pole and a stop portion on one side of the rotating pole. The rotating member includes a rotating portion and a resisting portion extended from a bottom of the rotating portion. The rotating portion is fixed between the rotating pole and the stop portion and abuts the rotating pole to fix the rotating member on the fixing member. The rotating portion rotates along a first direction relative to the rotating pole between an original position and a first position. Wherein in the first direction to a first position, the rotating portion is parallel to the stop portion and the resisting portion abuts the stop portion to prevent the rotating portion rotating along the first direction relative to the rotating pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Hsien Hsu
  • Publication number: 20130229773
    Abstract: A device kickstand is described. In at least some implementations, a kickstand is rotatably attached to a mobile computing device. The kickstand can be rotated to various positions to provide support for different orientations of the computing device. In at least some implementations, hinges are employed to attach a kickstand to a mobile computing device. One example hinge utilizes preset hinge stops that enable the kickstand to be placed at different preset positions. Another example hinge exerts pressure on an edge of the kickstand, providing stability and vibration dampening to the kickstand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Ralf Groene, Karsten Aagaard, Anthony Christian Reed, Stephan Alexander Cummings, Darryl I. Jensen, Joseph B. Gault
  • Publication number: 20130229100
    Abstract: A device kickstand is described. In at least some implementations, a kickstand is rotatably attached to a mobile computing device. The kickstand can be rotated to various positions to provide support for different orientations of the computing device. In at least some implementations, hinges are employed to attach a kickstand to a mobile computing device. One example hinge utilizes preset hinge stops that enable the kickstand to be placed at different preset positions. Another example hinge exerts pressure on an edge of the kickstand, providing stability and vibration dampening to the kickstand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Ralf Groene, Karsten Aagaard, Anthony Christian Reed, Stephan Alexander Cummings, Darryl I. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20130219664
    Abstract: The present invention is a simple modification of an existing door hinge which stops the swing-open motion of a door to one or more multiple angles on the swing of the hinge stopping the door before the door or door hardware can hit an adjacent object. The most popular angles are ninety degrees, one hundred and thirty five degrees, and one hundred and eighty degrees to the closed door. Optional opening degrees may be selected during the manufacturing process creating multiple degree positions according to the number of knuckles on the hinge. By stopping the motion of the door at the desired position, the door or protruding hardware of the door will not damage an adjacent wall or object. Frequent repairs and replacements are therefore avoided by eliminating contact with a wall or object. The modified door hinge is adaptable to various residential and commercial applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Brian James Burda
  • Patent number: 8505169
    Abstract: A hinge is provided. In at least one embodiment, the hinge includes: a first hinge leaf; a second hinge leaf interleaved with the first hinge leaf; a housing defined within a posterior side of at least one of the first hinge leaf and the second hinge leaf and configured to receive a conduit adapted to receive and pass through a medium of power transfer from the first hinge leaf to the second hinge leaf on an anterior side of the first hinge leaf and second hinge leaf; and an aperture defined on the anterior side of at least one of the first hinge leaf and the second hinge leaf through which to access the housing. In various embodiments the hinge can include multiple housings, fittings, turrets, and ball-and-socket fittings. In various embodiments, conduits are flexible, rigid, both flexible and rigid, elastic, braided, and telescoping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Wesley Wood, Matthew Wood
  • Patent number: 8505167
    Abstract: Provided is a portable terminal including a first housing, a second housing, and a hinge apparatus rotatably coupling the first housing and the second housing. The hinge apparatus includes a hinge housing fixed to the first housing, a hinge member fixed to the second housing and coupled to the hinge housing, the hinge member rotating around a hinge axis which extends perpendicular to a surface of the first housing, an interference protrusion provided on one of the hinge housing and the hinge member, and a stopper groove formed in the other of the hinge housing and the hinge member wherein the hinge member rotates around the hinge axis while being spaced apart from the hinge housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-Tae Kim, Sang-Joon Park, Jong-Woo Kim, Seok-Gyu Lee
  • Patent number: 8458958
    Abstract: A doorprop for restricting the movement of a door within a doorway. The door includes a first door face surface and a first door side surface. The doorway includes a hinge jamb having a door edge abutting surface, a door side abutting surface, a jamb trim surface, and a hinge jamb edge. The stop includes a contoured body defined by an upper surface, a lower surface, a door face surface, a door contacting surface, a first door transition surface, a jamb face surface, a jamb trim edge surface, a jamb trim face surface, and a second transition surface. The door contacting surface is selectively in contact with the first door side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory Cress
  • Patent number: 8444234
    Abstract: A washing machine of the present invention comprises a top cover where a laundry entrance hole is formed through which laundry is put in from above; a lid assembly coupled to the top cover in a rotatable manner and opening and closing the laundry entrance hole; and a stopper being formed at least in one of the top cover and the lid assembly and preventing the lid assembly from being rotated more than a maximum opening angle. The stopper prevents a lid assembly from being rotated more than a maximum opening angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dongyoon Kim, Youngbae Park, Sunggi Hwang, Dongmin Kim, Seogkyu Park, Taehyok Kwon, Taehyeon Sim, Jongdeuk Bae, Jaeseok Lim, Seongno Yoon, Younggon Kim, Jimaeng Kim
  • Publication number: 20130104344
    Abstract: A door stop installed to hinged mounted door without damaging the door or adjacent structures. The door stop includes a hollow housing having a top end including an aperture, a bottom end, a front face having walls defining an opening, and a back face. The hollow housing is adapted to encase a shaft of a door hinge. A first edge and a second edge are spaced a distance from each other on the front face walls. The edges are configured to receive hinge plates of the door hinge within the distance between the edges and stop the hinge plates from moving within the distance between the edges as a door is moved from a closed position to an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: SILAS BRENT LACY
  • Publication number: 20130104345
    Abstract: A door hinge (10) with an integral door stop (20) is provided for limiting pivoting motion of the door when in the open position. A planar door hinge plate (12) is secured to a door, while frame hinge plate (14) is secured to a door frame. A plurality of door hinge knuckles (22) and frame hinge knuckles (24) are each secured to a respective door hinge plate and frame hinge plate, and hinge pin (26) passes through an opening in each of the knuckles. A door stop (20) has an opening (34) to receive a hinge pin, and has a first planar surface (28) for engagement with the door hinge plate when the door is open and a second planar surface (30) for engagement with the frame hinge plate when the door is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: ROBERT J. GRANBERRY
  • Patent number: 8418319
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism 1 includes a rotation shaft 3 connected to a monitor and serving as rotating central axis X; a base 2 pivotally supporting the shaft 3 rotatably, and having click recesses 2b1, 2b2 and a housing position determining recess 2c on a circumference centering the axis X; a plate 5 attached at the end of the shaft 3; and a leaf spring 4 located between the base 2 and plate 5, fit-in by the rotation shaft 3, and having a click projection 4b that fits in the click recesses 2b1, 2b2 and recess 2c to hold the monitor in a predetermined rotation angle position. A sliding friction projection 4c sliding with pressed into contact with the base 2 is formed on the side opposite from the click projection 4b across the axis X, while a cutaway 2e entered by the projection 4c is formed in the base 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuro Nagami
  • Patent number: 8402608
    Abstract: A hinge is mounted between a cover and a base of an electronic device and has a supporting bracket, a rotating bracket, a mounting bracket and a pintle. The supporting bracket is connected to the base, and the rotating bracket is connected to the cover. The mounting bracket is attached to the supporting bracket and has a positioning wing and two sleeves. The pintle is attached to the rotating bracket, is mounted through the mounting bracket and has a flat wall. The flat wall of the pintle selectively abuts against the positioning wing of the mounting bracket to hold the cover at a desired position. The abrasion between the sleeves and the pintle balances torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 8402609
    Abstract: A self-lock hinge is mounted between a cover and a base of an electronic device and has a resilient sleeve and a pintle. The resilient sleeve has a tubular body with a positioning protrusion formed on an inside wall thereof. The pintle has a rod. The rod is mounted rotatably through the tubular body and has a flat wall selectively abutting the positioning protrusion. When the cover is closed relative to the base, the flat wall of the rod abuts the positioning protrusion to lock the cover. Therefore, the cover is self-locked when closing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiang-Chi Chien
  • Patent number: 8375520
    Abstract: A back closure for a multi-use frame includes a base plate and a lever. The base plate has a first and second knuckle. A tab is defined within the base plate between the first and second knuckle. The tab has spring-bias. A lever is connected to the base plate for movement relative to the base plate. The lever and the base plate have a common axis for movement relative to one another. The lever includes a center knuckle which is positioned between the first and second knuckle of the base plate. The center knuckle defining a slot for receipt of the tab to provide snap action. In operation, a user moves the lever relative to the base plate about a common axis. The tab of the base plate engages the slot defined within the lever to prevent further travel of the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Craft, Inc. a Massachusettes Corporation
    Inventor: Armand E Roy
  • Publication number: 20130021726
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device includes a frame cover, a foldable cover foldably mounted on the frame cover, and a cover stopper structure. The cover stopper structure includes a stopper fixed to the frame cover and made of a metal material. The cover stopper structure further includes a rotatable member fixed to the foldable cover, made of Polyoxymethylene, rotatably along the stopper and can be stopped by the stopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: NAI-LIN YANG, XIAO-MENG ZHOU, WEI GONG, ZHENG-PING TAN
  • Patent number: 8347463
    Abstract: A limiting structure is used for a foldable electronic device including a cover and a body. The limiting structure includes a receiving portion formed in the cover, a latching element, a support element and an elastic element. The receiving portion defines a notch and a holding portion. The latching element is fixed to the body. The support element defines a cutout. The cutout is aligned with the notch. The latching element is received in the cutout and the notch. The elastic element surrounds the support element. The cover is opened relative to the body, and the latching element is latched with the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: De-Zhi Han
  • Patent number: 8327505
    Abstract: An adjustable door stop system. A hinge mounted door has a least one hinge leaf connected to the door, a least one hinge leaf connected to a doorway, and a hinge pin having an axis about which the hinge leaves rotate. A movement control cylinder includes a first finger extending radially and axially, a cylindrical portion substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin, and an axial opening. A movement control cap has a second finger extending radially and axially, a cylindrical portion substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin, and an axial opening. The cylindrical portion of the movement control cylinder engages the cylindrical portion of the movement control cap to prohibit rotational movement of the door beyond a selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: B. Jack Smith
  • Publication number: 20120304419
    Abstract: A pivotal rotation angle limiting apparatus includes a supporting seat, a pivot shaft and a linking element. The supporting seat includes a shaft hole, an axially-extended opening connected to the shaft hole and a first connecting portion. The pivot shaft includes a second connecting portion projected from the shaft hole of the supporting seat. The linking element includes a pivot portion and a slide-guided portion, wherein the pivot portion is engaged to the first connecting portion of the supporting seat, the slide-guided portion is engaged to the second connecting portion of the pivot shaft and has a length less than a diameter of the pivot shaft, and the second connecting portion of the pivot shaft is moved along the slide-guided portion and stopped by ends of the slide-guided portion when the pivot shaft is rotated, so that the pivot shaft is limited to pivot within a constant angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: FIRST DOME CORPORATION
    Inventors: CHIEN CHENG MAI, WAY HAN DAI, CHIEN NAN TSAI
  • Publication number: 20120297577
    Abstract: An improved top pin assembly is provided for a traffic door which integrally is provided with a hold open device for maintaining the door in either one of opposite fully open positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Anthony K. Christie, John Early
  • Publication number: 20120297576
    Abstract: A rotating mechanism for a printing apparatus includes a fixing member and a rotating member fixed on the fixing member. The fixing member includes a rotating pole and a stop portion on one side of the rotating pole. The rotating member includes a rotating portion and a resisting portion extended from a bottom of the rotating portion. The rotating portion is fixed between the rotating pole and the stop portion and abuts the rotating pole to fix the rotating member on the fixing member. The rotating portion rotates along a first direction relative to the rotating pole between an original position and a first position. Wherein in the first direction to a first position, the rotating portion is parallel to the stop portion and the resisting portion abuts the stop portion to prevent the rotating portion rotating along the first direction relative to the rotating pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: WEN-HSIEN HSU
  • Patent number: 8291548
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Johnnie Yip