Threaded Or Slotted Pintle Or Knuckle Patents (Class 16/381)
  • Patent number: 10514054
    Abstract: A hybrid metal plastic shear fastener bolt. The bolt includes a metal body having a first end and an opposing second end including a head and including a threaded shaft extending from the first end towards the second end along a longitudinal bolt axis. The bolt also includes a plastic torque head formed on the metal body configured to shear away from the metal body at a predetermined torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Ira Jason Goldberg, David Alexander Goff
  • Patent number: 10316561
    Abstract: A hinge assembly suppressing periodic motions and abrasive wear that supports an axial load and integrated a releasable hinge pin with retractable latch pins. The connector arms for the hinge assembly may include bearings, smooth outer surfaces, and tight fittings to help suppress the periodic motions and abrasive wear. Adjustable mounting apertures reduce stress on the hinge system. A hinge aperture for each member enables an axial load arm, such as thrust bearings, to pass through for reducing periodic movements during pivotal operation. A lock arm can also pass through the hinge apertures. The lock arm uses a locking pin to fasten the members together. A smooth outer surface inhibits abrasive wear and creates a smooth pivoting motion. Non-circular mounting apertures may enable adjustable mounting for reducing stress on the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Jeremy Barker
  • Patent number: 10247230
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to hinge mechanisms. The central cylinder has a rotate channel transverse to the hinge axis. A collar may couple with the central cylinder and may include a pin that protrudes inwardly into the rotate channel. In some embodiments, the central cylinder may include a second rotate channel and the pin may extend through the first and second rotate channels of the central cylinder. In some embodiments, the central cylinder may include a tapered locking channel that extends and tapers in an axial direction from the rotate channel. Optionally, the collar may include an aperture for receiving the pin therethrough. The pin may be repositionable to a plurality of positions relative to the collar about an insertion axis. The pin repositioning may vary an axial position of the collar relative to the central cylinder, a rotational range of motion of the collar about the central cylinder, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FLATZEN, INC.
    Inventor: Barry McCullough
  • Patent number: 10144558
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a container (1) with at least a box-shaped lower part (2) and a lid part (6) both connected by a pivoting means (3) such that the lid part is pivotable between a closed position (5) and an open position (4). The pivoting means (3) comprises a first bolt (7) assigned to the lid part (6) and a second bolt (8) assigned to the lower part (2), which bolts are pivotally connected to each other, wherein the second bolt (8) is slidably supported in longitudinal direction in the lower part (2) between an inserted position and an extracted position, and where in particular the second bolt (8) is slidable in longitudinal direction in a receiving sleeve (9) between said inserted and extracted positions, which receiving sleeve (9) is supported in the lower part (2) to be releasable from the side of the lid part (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EATON PROTECTION SYSTEMS IP GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Reiner Naumann, Dieter Sauer
  • Patent number: 9731159
    Abstract: An exercise equipment adapter includes a first enclosure portion having a first divot portion and a second enclosure portion having a second divot portion. A hinge connection connects the first and second enclosure portions, the hinge connection arranging the first enclosure portion and the second enclosure portion in an open configuration and a closed configuration. In the closed configuration, the first enclosure portion and the second enclosure portion are mated to each other, forming an enclosure, and the first and second divot portions forming a cavity. A locking mechanism is configured to lock first enclosure to the second closure in the closed position and a handle is connected to at least one of the first and second enclosure portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy Reynolds, Brian Rettger
  • Patent number: 9273503
    Abstract: A locking hinge including barrel members with a cylindrical female recess and a multi-sided center bore. A medial barrel member has a center bore and first and second cylindrical male portions rotatably inserted into one of the female recesses, and a multi-sided center bore, such that the bores are in axial alignment. First and second hinge pins have a cylindrical portion and a multi-sided portion slidably inserted through the aligned multi-sided center bores. A spring disposed in the medial barrel member urges the hinge pins apart. When in a fully locked configuration, the multi-sided portions of the hinge pins engage the multi-sided center bore of a male portion and a barrel member; when in an unlocked configuration, at least one or both of the hinge pins is depressed such that its multi-sided portion is disengaged from the multi-sided center bore of the barrel member through which it is slidably inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Jan Van Gennep
  • Patent number: 9168783
    Abstract: A pivot hanger assembly adapted to being mounted to a structural supporting location associated with a vehicle lift. A clamp subassembly includes a plurality of assembleable and inter-adjustable brackets adapted to being affixed around a rectangular tubular perimeter corresponding to the structural supporting location of the vehicle lift. A selected one of the brackets exhibits at least a first hinge collar support extending along a vertically extending edge, with an elongated arm exhibiting at least a second hinge collar support along a proximal end which aligns with the first collar support in order to define a continuous channel. A hinge pin inserts through the continuous channel and in order to hingedly mount the arm to the clamp subassembly in a load bearing permitting fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventors: Charles Black, Gary Wade McMullen
  • Patent number: 9151420
    Abstract: A tube or pipe clamp has two clamp members that are pivotably connected to one another at respective hinge-forming ends thereof. The tube or pipe clamp has a locking device that includes a shaft and a locking element operatively attached to the shaft, the shaft being pivotably attached to one of the clamp members. The other clamp member has a pair of prongs defining a slot for receiving the shaft of the locking device, the locking element being engageable with the prongs to lock the clamp members to one another at ends thereof opposite the hinge-forming ends. The prongs each have at least one projection on a side facing away from the one clamp member. Each of the projections is disposed proximate the free end of the respective prong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: ENGINEERED PRODUCT SUPPLY, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin McKiernan
  • Patent number: 9068382
    Abstract: A locking hinge assembly having a first hinge plate and a sleeve bushing defining a through passageway and a tooth channel with opposing side walls; a second hinge plate and a sleeve bushing, for co-axial alignment of the sleeve bushings; and a splined pin received in the aligned sleeve bushings, the splined pin having a root diameter and at least one tooth projecting therefrom for being received selectively in the tooth channel, whereby the tooth being received in the tooth channel permits rotational movement of the sleeve barrel relative to the barrel until the pin is stopped by one of the side walls of the tooth channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: James E Hall
  • Patent number: 8953224
    Abstract: An operating device usable with an image forming apparatus to increase free movement thereof and an image forming apparatus having the same. A sliding unit and a hinge unit provided at a rear surface of the operating device can provide increased free movement of the operating device. A horizontal sliding motion of the operating device can be provided by a the sliding unit, and the sliding unit can be rotated relative to a body of the image forming apparatus with the hinge unit. The sliding unit can include a first sliding member and a second sliding member to slide on the first sliding member. The hinge unit can include a hinge shaft and a bracket rotatably coupled to the hinge shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Jae Mok, Kwang Hyok Park
  • Publication number: 20150013108
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for pivotally connecting a lid to a receptacle of a container, comprises a first hinge half including a convex edge portion, and a second hinge half pivotally connected to the first hinge half for pivotable movement between a flattened position and a folded position of the hinge assembly. The second hinge half includes a concave nesting depression nestably engaging the convex edge portion of the first hinge half in the folded position of the hinge assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Keith T. FRASER
  • 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: 8556330
    Abstract: A hinge assembly may include first and second hinge portions, a pivot pin, and a retaining member. The first hinge portion may be secured to one of a vehicle body and a door, and may include a first aperture and a protrusion. The second hinge portion may be secured to another of the vehicle body and the door, and may include a second aperture and a first detent. The protrusion may engage the first detent when the door is in an open position. The pivot pin may selectively engage the first and second apertures to provide relative rotation between the first and second hinge portions. The retaining member may engage a portion of the pivot pin and may be axially movable relative to one of the first and second apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Chrysler Group LLC
    Inventors: Robert R. Lazarevich, Richard M. Kleinhoffer
  • Patent number: 8464396
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a hinge apparatus that can include a hinge body having a first portion and a second portion and a hinge pin. The hinge pin can include an axial portion and a gripping portion. The hinge body can include a recess in one of the first portion and the second portion. The recess in the hinge body can receive the gripping portion of the hinge pin to inhibit access to the gripping portion when the hinge body is in the closed position. The gripping portion can be removed from the recess as the hinge body is moved to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Hoffman Enclosures Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan L. Westby, Jeremy L. Fink, Trent T. Jones
  • Publication number: 20130139356
    Abstract: A fastener with a breakaway and methods of using the same. In one embodiment the fastener is a screw having a head and elongated stem, adapted to be easily manipulated by a user when using the screw as a fastener in a hinge or joint. A means of holding a screw by providing a breakaway tab or non-threaded portion of the elongated stem which can be used to align and insert the screw into a screw hole in the process of engaging threads in the screw hole with threads of the screw. After engaging the threads in the screw hole, such as after the screw has been essentially completely inserted into the screw hole, the breakaway tab or non-threaded portion of the elongated stem of the screw may be broken off at a breakaway and discarded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: EYEEGO, LLC
    Inventor: Nancy K. Tedeschi
  • Patent number: 8453299
    Abstract: A connecting module includes a mounting portion, a pin and a washer. The mounting portion defines a receiving groove and two latching grooves positioned at opposite sides of the receiving groove. The pin extends through the mounting portion. The washer includes a washer body and two extending arms protruding from opposite sides of the washer body, each extending arm having an arcuate portion. The washer body is received in the receiving groove and is fitted around the pin, the extending arms are received in the latching grooves, and each arcuate portion is latched in a corresponding latching groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Jian-Wei Li, Chao Duan, Chia-Hua Chen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130069511
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a hinge apparatus that can include a hinge body having a first portion and a second portion and a hinge pin. The hinge pin can include an axial portion and a gripping portion. The hinge body can include a recess in one of the first portion and the second portion. The recess in the hinge body can receive the gripping portion of the hinge pin to inhibit access to the gripping portion when the hinge body is in the closed position. The gripping portion can be removed from the recess as the hinge body is moved to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Nathan L. Westby, Jeremy L. Fink, Trent T. Jones
  • Publication number: 20130031749
    Abstract: A locating module structure for pivot pin is disclosed. The pivot pin has a deployed section for assembling with at least one locating module. The locating module is formed with a geometrical configuration. The locating module has a continuous section and an opening. The continuous section interferes with the pivot pin. When the pivot pin is rotated, the locating module applies a frictional force to the pivot pin to provide a locating effect. In comparison with the conventional locating assembly, the locating module has simplified structure and is easier to adjust in interference extent. Moreover, the locating module solves the problem existing in the conventional locating assembly that the conventional locating assembly is easy to deform and wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: FIRST DOME CORPORATION
    Inventors: AN SZU HSU, CHIEN CHENG MAI, WAY HAN DAI, CHIEN NAN TSAI
  • Publication number: 20120124777
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel hinge connection (1) for a transport container made of plastic, which hinge connection comprises a hinge part (2) designed as a sleeve (4) having a longitudinal opening (5) and a hinge clip (3) that encompasses the sleeve. The sleeve has a wide outer circumferential groove (6) for receiving the hinge clip, which has a recess (7) at least at one of the ends thereof. The hinge clip (3) further comprises at one end a detent (9) that projects inward for engaging with the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: GEORG UTZ HOLDING AG
    Inventor: André Keller
  • Patent number: 8171599
    Abstract: A hinge, configured to be stably positioned by a simple mechanism and advantageously characterized by ease of installation and uninstallation, includes a first connection member and a second connection member. The first connection member includes a first fixing unit and a support unit. The first fixing unit has a first fixing side and a connecting side. The support unit is connected to the connecting side, and has a cylindrical receiving chamber and a via in communication with the cylindrical receiving chamber. The via is penetrable by a rod-shaped tool. The second connection member includes a second fixing unit and a post connected to the second fixing unit. The second fixing unit has a second fixing side. The post is removably disposed in the cylindrical receiving chamber and has a positioning hole for receiving an end portion of the rod-shaped tool when aligned with the via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Askey Computer Corp.
    Inventors: Yung-Chi Cheng, Ching-Feng Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20110287815
    Abstract: A rotating mechanism comprises a retaining plate having a cut-out defined therethrough, the cut-out is curved; a rotating plate being capable of rotating in a plane parallel to the plane of the retaining plate by a shaft extending through the retaining plate and the rotating plate; a pin rotatably affixed to the rotating plate and slidably engaging with the cut-out to guide rotating movement of the rotating plate when the rotating plate rotates around the shaft in a plane parallel to the plane of the retaining plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHI-XU LIANG
  • Publication number: 20110287817
    Abstract: A rotating mechanism comprises a retaining plate, a rotating plate, a rotation enabling member and a biasing member. The rotation enabling member comprising a rail, a track, a guiding post and a guiding groove. The biasing member comprising a first biasing member end and a second biasing member end. The first biasing member end is retained on the retaining plate and the second biasing member end is retained on the rail. When the rotating plate rotates from a first state to an intermediate state, the biasing member is compressed by the rail to exert a force on the rotating plate and the retaining plate causing the rotating plate to automatically rotate toward an third state once the rotating plate passes the intermediate state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHI-XU LIANG
  • Patent number: 7805811
    Abstract: A vehicle hinge assembly (10) for hanging a vehicle door on a vehicle body. The assembly (10) comprises a first hinge leaf (12) hingedly connected to a second hinge leaf (14) by a pivot pin (15). The pivot pin (15) is immovably mounted in one hinge leaf (14) and is rotatably mounted in, and axially withdrawable from, the other hinge leaf (12). Hinge pin retention means (35) is associated with the other hinge leaf (12) for preventing axial withdrawal of the hinge pin (15) therefrom. The hinge pin retention means (35) having hinge pin engagement means (38) movably mounted between first and second positions. The engagement means (38) in its first position engages with the hinge pin (15) to permit rotation of the hinge pin (15) but prevent its axial movement relative to the other hinge leaf (12). The engagement means (38) in its second position is spaced from the hinge pin (15) to permit its axial withdrawal from the other hinge leaf (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Multimatic Advanced Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John Douglas Shuker
  • Publication number: 20090193623
    Abstract: A hinge for doors or windows, comprising a hinge-pin (26) defining an axis of rotation (28), a first hinge element (22) and a second hinge element (24), which are articulated to one another about said axis (28) via said pin (26), the hinge including a reinforcement kit comprising an extension element (32) that can be applied by shape fit to an end of the pin (26), and a third hinge element (30) connectable to the first hinge element (22) in a pre-set position and having a hole (82) that can be engaged by said extension element (32) of the pin (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: SAVIO S.p.A.
    Inventor: Aimone BALBO DI VINADIO
  • Publication number: 20090193622
    Abstract: A hinge for doors or windows, comprising a hinge-pin (26) defining an axis of articulation (28), a first hinge element and a second hinge element (22, 24) articulated to one another about said axis (28) via said pin (26), in which the first hinge element and the second hinge element (22, 24) have respective articulation seats (44, 62) for coupling with said pin (26) and respective front surfaces facing one another (42, 58), in which a washer (30) is set between said front facing surfaces (44, 58), and in which said pin (26) has an annular groove (68) on its external surface for engagement by a fixing screw (72) carried by the second hinge element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: SAVIO S.p.A.
    Inventor: Aimone BALBO DI VINADIO
  • Publication number: 20090183339
    Abstract: A hinge assembly (10) includes a shaft (12) and a follower (16), wherein one of the shaft and the follower defines a thread (122), the other of the shaft and the follower includes at least one resisting portion (166). The thread is separately formed from one of the shaft and the follower with the thread and the shaft and the follower slide and rotate relative to each other. Since the thread is separately formed therewith, the thread may be formed by injection mold. This manufacture method is easy. In addition, the thread may be made of wear resistant material. The thread is not easy to be abraded, thereby the work being stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicants: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: CHAO DUAN, CHIA-HUA CHEN
  • Publication number: 20090113670
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an enclosed hinge device with a readily center-aligned mechanism, employing two protruded blocks of a locking retainer engaged into and fastened with two notch grooves of an arresting part to form two positioning points, such that the locking retainer and the arresting part are not slidable therebetween along with the advantage of easy assembly. Further, the securingly connection between the enclosing part, the arresting part, and the locking retainer also enhances the structural strength, thereby reducing the rotational shaking of the pivotal axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Jui Hung Chang, Chun-Hung Hu
  • Publication number: 20090077768
    Abstract: A method is applied to manufacture a combination-type male hinge comprising a connection portion and a shaft portion extended from the connection portion, and comprises the steps of: forming a plurality of connection plates by punching along at least one punching direction; making each connection plate have a punched peripheral surface and at least one perforating hole; making the punched peripheral surface have at least one sheared region and at least one torn region; and perforating the perforating holes of the connection plates by a extension bar extended from the connection portion, so as to connect the connection plates and manufacture the shaft portion of the combination-type male hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: PROTORSION HINGE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: LIN-KAI HUNG
  • Publication number: 20090070965
    Abstract: A barrier hinge assembly has an upper hinge assembly, a lower hinge assembly and a turnbuckle assembly. The upper hinge assembly has an upper pintle device and an upper gudgeon device. The upper pintle device has a pintle protruding down. The upper gudgeon device has a through hole in which the upper pintle is mounted. The lower hinge assembly has a lower gudgeon device and a lower pintle device. The lower gudgeon device has a through hole. The lower pintle device has a pintle protruding up and mounted through the through hole of the lower gudgeon device. The turnbuckle assembly is fastened to the pintles of the upper and the lower pintle devices at the same time to hold the upper and the lower gudgeon devices in specific positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Shu-Chen Cheng
  • Patent number: 7441737
    Abstract: Sunglass holder with built-in clip for attachment and detachment can be used on industrial sites besides sports type of hat (cap) by being conjoined with the sunglass and goggle of military helmet. When fishing at the desert where wind of sand is rampant, river or ocean, it protects the eyes from the sand and ultraviolet rays from sunlight. Towards this end, it is possible to use by conjoining hat and sunglass lens, and the product is invented to apply in diverse areas such as sunvisor, cowboy hat beret, knit wool hat, hat and hair band for jogging etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventor: Seung Bae Park
  • Patent number: 7290581
    Abstract: A half spread folding door is comprised of plural door leaves; door frames supporting each door leaf in both side ends thereof; a hinge means for connecting successively each door leaf with adjacent door leaf along its width direction, a pair of hinge means are lengthwise each mounted in both side ends of the door leaf and plural hinge means are lengthwise mounted in the middle of the door leaf, allowing each door leaf to be rotated around a hinge shaft correlatively, and for folding each door leaf toward alternative dead end of the door leaves sequentially; and a spread confining means for limiting relative rotation angles of every door leaves interconnected by the hinge means and a spread range of each door leaf in an angle of 30° to 60° to configure as the form of zigzag when the door leaves are spread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Wan Young Lee
  • Patent number: 6941617
    Abstract: A wing or leaf-type hinge assembly for use with a thin panel or lid installation includes a manual snap assembly of its pivot pin. The pivot pin structure includes an interlock, which requires a positive release for disassembly. A backer support plate permits the sandwiching of the thin panel between one wing or leaf member of the hinge and the support plate. A detent mechanism may be included which assists in maintaining (holding) the hinge assembly in a pre-selected position. A sensor may be added to detect the hinge assembly in the open position. Mounting structures assist in the easy mounting of the hinge with fewer fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventor: Ana Christina Pinto
  • Patent number: 6925683
    Abstract: A hinge comprises two elements, respectively attachable to first and second structures, and hingedly rotatable about an axis relative to each other. One said element comprises a first elongate member extending along the direction of the said axis and having a keyway slot that extends part way along the said member from one end thereof, and also comprises a second member adapted for attachment to one of the said structures and integrally formed with a key member receivable in the slot. The keyway slot and the key member are formed with profiles that enable the key member to be received in the slot to a selected one of a plurality of depths, thereby enabling adjustment in the spacing of the said one structure radially of the said axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Alan R Zebedee
  • Patent number: 6591451
    Abstract: An automotive hinge adapted to facilitate removable attachment of a closure panel to a body structure comprises a door component comprising upper and lower door component pivot arms adapted to be mounted to a vehicular closure panel, a body component comprising upper and lower body component pivot doors adapted to be mounted to a vehicular body structure, a common pivot axis around which the door component and body component are adapted to rotate in relation to each other, and a cylindrical protrusion adapted to be coaxially aligned with the pivot axis and structurally attached to and extended above the upper pivot arm of the body component, such that the door component is adapted to interleave over the body component, dimensionally locating the closure panel and the body structure by means of an external cylindrical bearing surface on the cylindrical protrusion, and is adapted to be held in assembly by means of a pivot pin which is adapted to extend through both said pivot arms of both said hinge components
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Multimatic, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudolf Gruber, David Carswell, John J. Salmon
  • Publication number: 20020059692
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a hinge for a motor vehicle rear door (2), of the type comprising a fixed knuckle (20) mounted on the body (1) of the vehicle, a moving knuckle (30) mounted on the rear door (2), which door is movable between a closed position and an open position resting against the side of the body (1), and an intermediate knuckle (40) connected to each of the said knuckles (20;30) by a hinge pin (11;15). The hinge also comprises means (60) for holding the rear door (2) in a wide-open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Inventor: Dominique Jacquin
  • Patent number: 6364271
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus installation structure has an adapter with rotatably supporting a rotating shaft, and having a bearing part having elongated holes that cause exposure of screw holes and a pin hole of a rotating shaft and a base part. A pin of the rotating shaft is pressed into the pin hole, thereby restraining thrust-direction movement, and also limiting the swinging range of the rotating shaft. Through holes are provided on a radio apparatus at locations corresponding to the screw holes on the rotating shaft, and mounting screws are used to fix the radio apparatus to the bearing part of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Vertex Standard Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitune Iitsuka
  • Patent number: 6317928
    Abstract: A lockable hinge device of the type having a female flap and a male flap for attachment to structures to be hinged together and having interfittable knuckles defining together a passageway. A hinge pin is insertable into the passageway to pivotally connect the female flap to the male flap. The female flap has an outermost knuckle with a longitudinal slot extending through the entire length thereof. That slot is associated with a cut provided on the edge of the male knuckle adjoining the outermost female knuckle. The flaps are thus pivotable between an unlock position where the cut is in an aligned relationship with the slot and a lock position where the cut is in an unaligned relationship with the slot. On its side, the hinge pin has along its length a tooth projecting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Inventor: Christian Guillemette
  • Patent number: 6163929
    Abstract: A hinge having a first hinge leaf hingedly connected to a second hinge leaf for movement about a hinge axis, the hinge leaves being inter-engaged to prevent axial separation along the hinge axis, and at least one hinge pin extending along the hinge axis, the hinge pin having a terminal axial face located internally of one of the hinge leafs to prevent access thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: UPF (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Scott Bradley
  • Patent number: 6141829
    Abstract: An adjustable quick release door hinge for connecting a door to a door frame comprises a hinge component, a hinge bracket, and a pin for connecting the hinge bracket to the hinge component. The hinge component includes a housing having an interior concave surface, an elongated portion extending from the housing and a rotatable bearing member contained in the housing. The bearing member has an arcuate portion and an aperture. Portions of the bearing member protrude from the interior of the housing. Each of the protruding portions is flat. A fastener device is used for connecting the hinge component to a door frame or door. The hinge bracket is attached to the other of the door or door frame. The pin extends from the hinge bracket and is received by the aperture of the bearing member of the hinge component for connecting the hinge bracket with the hinge component. Also featured is a quick release hinge component and a method of attaching a door to a door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Stahl/Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventor: Thomas J. Boyer
  • Patent number: 5943738
    Abstract: A friction hinge is provided, comprising a shaft and a band frictionally wrapped about the shaft, wherein the band is formed with a pair of annular slits for defining a pair of outside annular members and an inside annular finger disposed between the slits, the finger being circularly wrapped about the shaft such that the finger is matingly received within an annular undercut formed along the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: TorqMaster, Inc.
    Inventor: Yury Karfiol
  • Patent number: 5930867
    Abstract: According to the invention there is provided a door fitting comprising a travelling door fitting member; a stationary door fitting member; a bolt extending between said travelling door fitting member and said stationary door fitting member and defining a swivelling axis around which said travelling door fitting member can swing around said stationary door fitting member; wherein said bolt has a first portion incorporated with a first door fitting member and a second portion incorporated with a second door fitting member, said first portion comprising a threaded portion for being threadedly engaged with said first door fitting member; wherein said threaded portion has a thread pitch of between 24 and 50 mm, preferably of between 36 and 46 mm, across an angle of 360.degree.; and wherein said threaded portion comprises 5 to 7 threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Hans Grzeskowiak
    Inventor: Hans Grzeskowiak
  • Patent number: 5906029
    Abstract: The present invention relates in particular to the refurbishment of automotive or similar vehicular door hinges or the refurbishment of worn hinges in general Automotive door hinges specifically for "F" Body vehicles manufactured by General Motors and generally for automotive door hinges originally constructed as non-repairable riveted assemblies are subject to load related elongation of hinge bushing apertures thereby causing doors to sag. The present disclosure is of a kit permitting the repair of worn hinges without replacement of the entire hinge assembly and the method of repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Inventor: Larry Fox
  • Patent number: 5867870
    Abstract: A separable door hinge for motor vehicle doors, including two hinge halves having each a gudgeon and attachable, respectively, to one of two parts of a door assembly, a door and a door pillar, a hinge pin for pivotally connecting the two hinge halves with each other and rotatably supported in the gudgeon of one of the two hinge halves with a running fit by a bearing sleeve formed of a maintenance-free bearing material, and form-lockingly secured in the gudgeon of another of the two hinge halves without a possibility of rotation relative to this hinge halves, and a receptacle, which forms an extension of a gudgeon bore of the gudgeon of the another hinge half for receiving at least a front, when viewed in an insertion direction, end portion of the hinge pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: ED. Scharwachter GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Bernd-Alfred Kluting
  • Patent number: 5722121
    Abstract: A hinge (20) includes a hinge body (30) pivotally connected with a hinge pin (70) to a leaf (26). The hinge body (30) includes a base (32) supporting a riser portion (36) connected to knuckles (34). The hinge body is configured so that geometry holds a pin retaining member (50). The retaining member (50) includes a portion (56) inserting into a side opening (46) of the knuckles (34) which engages angular groves (74) and (76) formed in the pin (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Federal-Hoffman, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Gerald Lau, Craig E. Schinzel
  • Patent number: 5682646
    Abstract: A vehicle door hinge assembly according to this invention has a hinge bracket for mounting on each of a door and a body pillar of a vehicle. Each hinge bracket has a pair of spaced-apart legs wherein the pair of legs of one hinge bracket is received within and adjacent the pair of spaced-apart legs of the other bracket when the hinge brackets are hingedly mated together. The hinge brackets have aligned holes formed through their respective pairs of legs through which a hinge pin is received to hingedly mate the two hinge brackets together. The improvement comprises the hinge pin having a threaded tip or end and one of the legs of the outer hinge bracket having a nut affixed thereto in coaxial relation to the hole formed therein, or a the hole therein being threaded, and the threaded end of the hinge pin screwed therein when the hinge pin is inserted in the holes in the respective pairs of legs of the hinge brackets to hingedly mate the hinge brackets together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas F. Tyler, IV, Joseph J. Savalle, Brett A. Johnson, Henry J. Ziaja, Terrence W. Gillay, Earl L. Watson
  • Patent number: 5666695
    Abstract: A hinge includes a first leaf member with a pair of knuckles receiving a hinge pin therethrough. The knuckles include a retainer member which extends into the path of the pin. Annular grooves formed in the pin receive the retainer member to keep the pin from easily sliding in and out of the hinge. One of the grooves includes a straight side and a tapered side while the second groove includes a pair of tapered sides for allowing the retainer member to slide over the second groove but not over the first groove. In this manner, the pin may not be forced beyond the retainer member and is held in place even when pulled out of the first knuckle for removing secondly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Federal-Hoffman, Inc.
    Inventors: Viktor J. Jegers, Robert G. Lau, David A. Swan
  • Patent number: 5540339
    Abstract: A telecommunications wall rack is particularly adapted for supporting a plurality of telecommunications panels. The wall rack includes a support frame which is adapted for mounting on a substantially vertical surface. The wall rack includes a mounting frame adapted for supporting a plurality of telecommunications panels. A pair of aligned hinges pivotally connects the mounting frame to the support frame. Each of the hinges has an axis of pivoting substantially aligned with the axis of pivoting of the other hinge of the pair. Each of the hinges has a threaded hinge pin mounted on the support frame. The mounting frame is threadedly connected to each hinge pin for pivoting on the hinge pins. A locking apparatus releasably connects the mounting frame to the support frame to allow selective pivoting of the mounting frame on the threaded hinge pins relative to the support frame to provide access to both sides of the mounting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Homaco, Inc.
    Inventor: Zev Z. Lerman
  • Patent number: 5529011
    Abstract: A connector for attaching equipment to an underwater cable includes a cylindrical race having a plurality of sections pivotably connected by a hinge. The sections can pivot about the hinge to enable the race to be opened and detached from the cable. The hinge includes a plurality of sockets and a hinge pin received in the sockets. The hinge pin can preferably be retracted from the sockets to unlock the hinge and inserted into the sockets to lock the hinge. A retaining member may be provided to prevent the hinge pin from falling out of the sockets when the hinge pin is retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Laitram Corporation
    Inventor: Oneil J. Williams, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5493880
    Abstract: The improved structure of a lock mounting rack includes a receiving seat for receiving a lock, a plurality of connecting rods and position limiting rods; and further includes a card insertion type lock for an automatic or a manual shift lever, the lock further has a housing, a lock seat, a locking mechanism, a latching mechanism and an insertion type locking card; insert the locking card into the housing, the lock can be unlocked thereby, such locking card can increase the safety in duplicating-proofing and is easier for carrying in a pocket than a conventional key; the rack can suit various types of the seats for the shift levers in various types of cars, the cost of moulding thus is largely reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Inventor: Jaw-Jia Jang