Specific Pintle Structure Patents (Class 16/386)
  • Patent number: 10709254
    Abstract: A bedding or seating product comprises a connector assembly and a stabilizer assembly at each corner of the product for joining perpendicular first and second upholstered trusses. Each stabilizer assembly comprises a first bracket secured to the first truss, a second bracket secured to the second truss and a leg assembly comprising a leg and a threaded rod. One of the first and second brackets has a threaded boss and the other of the first and second brackets has an opening aligned with the threaded boss. The threaded rod extends through the aligned threaded boss and opening of the first and second brackets and the leg abuts the first and second trusses to assist supporting the product above the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Jason V. Jewett, Seth A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10630064
    Abstract: The present invention comprises: hinge members which rotatably link a device body and a door; wires which electrically connect the door side with the device body side; and a moving-side wiring retention member and fixed-side wiring retention member which retain the wires and are attached to the hinge members. The moving-side wiring retention member and the fixed-side wiring retention member are disposed spaced apart in an axial direction of the hinge members. The moving-side wiring retention member and the fixed-side wiring retention member rotate relative to each other on the same axis in accordance with a rotation operation of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Matsumura, Hiroyuki Higashino
  • Patent number: 10563904
    Abstract: A built-in refrigerator which includes a body; a door configured to open and close an inside of the body; a hinge configured to connect the body with the door; and a wire cover unit configured to guide a wire drawn from the body while a portion thereof slides according to an opening and closing of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-kyu Kim, In-yong Hwang, Joong-ho Kim, Jong-kyoung Bok, Yong-man Seo, Ho-june Jeon
  • Patent number: 10202140
    Abstract: A pin assembly includes: a resin pin; and a collar fitted to a round shaft portion of the resin pin and having higher hardness than the resin pin. The round shaft portion is sheared to cancel connection between a first plate and a second plate upon secondary collision of a vehicle. The collar includes an end face received by a reception surface of the second plate, and shears the round shaft portion in a shear plane along the end face upon the secondary collision. The round shaft portion includes a hollow hole. An inner circumference of the hollow hole includes a straight portion which has a generating line parallel to an axial direction of the round shaft portion and which is traversed by a plane including the end face of the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DAIWA PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Tanaka, Susumu Imagaki, Hiroyuki Yao, Kenji Imamura, Kentaro Okuno, Eiji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10203168
    Abstract: Embodiments described in this specification are generally directed to a bolted hinge assembly for a waterbox cover (a “waterbox hinge assembly”). The waterbox hinge assembly generally does not require welding on the waterbox cover or the heat exchanger in an HVAC system (“HVAC unit” hereinafter). Further, the waterbox hinge assembly may be installable to the HVAC unit without removing the heat exchange fluids (e.g., water, refrigerant, etc.) from the HVAC unit. In some embodiments, the waterbox hinge assembly can be installed on an HVAC unit without removing any bolts from the waterbox cover. Once installed, the waterbox hinge assembly can be left in place so that it can be reused anytime the HVAC unit is serviced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Steven E. Wolfgram, Daoud A. Jandal, Bradley S. Wickersham, Fred Eickstaedt, James M. McCool, Raymond S. Schafer, Ronald E. Schlicht, Robert A. Harris, Steven E. Meloling, Raghu Kumar, Kishore Prabakaran
  • Patent number: 9891672
    Abstract: A portable information handling system has a hinge assembly that rotationally couples lid and main portions with one or more communication cables passing between the lid and main portions. A flexible cover over the hinge assembly protects the cables and offers free rotational motion by stretching and compressing responsive to rotation of the lid and main portions relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Hampton, John T. Morrison
  • Patent number: 9857834
    Abstract: A portable information handling system has lid and main portions rotationally coupled to each other with a set of hinges having motion managed by rack and pinion gears. The rack translates motion between pinions by moving outward from the housing portions during rotation of the housing portions. A flexible cover over the rack stretches in response to movement of the rack to contain the hinges within the portable information handling system structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Hampton, Chiu Jung Tsen, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Patent number: 9791207
    Abstract: A refrigerator having a structure in which, when a first door or a second door is opened, a lamp installed at sidewalls of an opening in the first door emits light so that food stored in a door guard disposed in the opening can be illuminated. The refrigerator includes a main body having a storage compartment; a first door that is rotatably disposed in front of the main body and opens/closes the storage compartment, and has an opening formed therein, where at least one door guard is disposed in the opening; a second door that is rotatably disposed in front of the first door, opens/closes the opening, and is rotated in the same direction as the first door; and a lamp installed at the sidewalls of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joong Ho Kim, Youn Tae Shin, Wan Hyeong Lee
  • Patent number: 9507388
    Abstract: A portable information handling system has lid and main portions rotationally coupled to each other with a set of hinges having motion managed by rack and pinion gears. The rack translates motion between pinions by moving outward from the housing portions during rotation of the housing portions. A flexible cover over the rack stretches in response to movement of the rack to contain the hinges within the portable information handling system structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Hampton, Chiu Jung Tsen, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Patent number: 9416907
    Abstract: A plugging device for plugging an end of a conduit is provided. The plugging device includes a sealing plug to the end of the conduit, and a pin intended to be axially driven into the bore of the socket for ensuring a sealing contact between the socket and the end, comprises a driver able to drive the pin into the bore of the socket. The plugging device further includes a determiner configured to determine an instantaneous axial position of the pin relatively to the socket as the pin is gradually driven into the bore of the socket by the driver. A method for plugging an end of a conduit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: DASSAULT AVIATION
    Inventors: Pascal Jaoui, Pascal Babaz, Yannick Cohen
  • Patent number: 9416575
    Abstract: A hinge is provided, including a hinge arm and a hinge cup connected to one another by a hinge pin at a joint in association with a spring, and an insert provided on the hinge arm at the joint and having an external surface which the spring slidably contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Manfred Peer, Cheng Jiang, Georg Domenig
  • Patent number: 9337593
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an assembly includes at least one of a plug or a receptacle. The plug includes a first electrical insulator that isolates a plurality of first electrical contacts. The first electrical insulator includes two separable halves. The receptacle includes a second electrical insulator that isolates a plurality of second electrical contacts. The second electrical insulator may also include two separable halves. The plurality of first electrical contacts are engageable with the plurality of second electrical contacts to electrically couple the plug and receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: INTERMOUNTAIN ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Dale Curtis, Shawn Norton, Tom Akers, John Houston
  • Patent number: 9265501
    Abstract: A surgical stapler can comprise: a housing having side walls an end wall, a front wall, and a upper side that define a channel; a trigger; and a thermoplastic leaf spring having a proximal end and a distal end, the leaf spring comprising a non-corrugated portion and a corrugated portion. The leaf spring is attached to the trigger at the proximal end. The leaf spring extends from the trigger, through the channel toward the upper side. In an embodiment, a method for using a surgical stapler can comprise: creating relative motion between a housing and a trigger of a surgical stapler by placing a load on the surgical stapler; contacting a surface of the trigger with a cartridge comprising staple pins; releasing a staple pin from the cartridge and folding ends of the staple pin; releasing the load; and biasing the housing and trigger apart with the thermoplastic leaf spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventor: Anil Tiwari
  • Patent number: 9097061
    Abstract: A pivot bar for a double hung window sash includes an elongated member having a knobbed end for engaging a window jamb or frame. The pivot bar has vertical and horizontal shields for completely covering apertures formed in contiguous horizontal and vertical sides of the window sash. The pivot bar is “snap-fitted” into the window sash apertures formed with a conventional electric drill. The aperture formed in the vertical side of the window sash is less than a complete circle in order for the drill bit to simultaneously form the aperture in the vertical side of the window sash and the horizontal side of the window sash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Barry G. Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20150089770
    Abstract: A hinge structure adapted to an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a first cable and a second cable. The hinge structure includes a first hinge, a second hinge, a first electrical connection element and a second electrical connection element. The first hinge is fixed at the first body. The second hinge is fixed at the second body and pivoted to the first hinge along an axis. The second electrical connection element is rotatably connected to the first electrical connection element along the axis. The first cable is connected between the first body and the first electrical connection element, and the second cable is connected between the second body and the second electrical connection element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chen-Yi Liang, Chun-Chien Chen
  • Publication number: 20150074945
    Abstract: A pivot apparatus to allow the opening and closing together of two elements in the manner of a clamshell includes a first pivoting member defining a helical gap, a second pivoting member, and a motivating member. The first pivoting member and the motivating member are coupled to the second pivoting member from opposite directions. The motivating member has a retractable pole and a positioning post protruding from the retractable pole. When the retractable pole couples to the first pivoting member, the positioning post extends into and is guided by the helical gap. The retractable pole can move axially to motivate the positioning post to slide along the helical gap. The first pivoting member is rotated relative to the second pivoting member by the positioning post. The present disclosure further discloses an electronic device using the pivot apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: YI-RU CHEN, SAN-YI HUNG
  • Publication number: 20150059127
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lid which is pivotably attached by a link at a filling spout (1) of a windshield washing water container. The invention proposes to provide the link with pinions which are received in support eyelets with an intermediary space there between. During injection molding the intermediary space is filled by slides of an injection molding tool so that the lid is injection moldable in one step together with the filling spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: FRANK SOMMER, Andreas Massold
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8938858
    Abstract: A sandwich mechanism is disclosed that has to opposing members that form a pocket into which material such as downspout sheet metal can be inserted. The opposing members clamp onto the downspout and can be secured into place using a screw that passes through the opposing members and the inserted downspout. Two sandwich mechanisms may be coupled together using a brace or a hinged member. The hinged member will permit a user to independently articulate the coupled pieces of downspout or downspout extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Lance D. Bailey
  • Patent number: 8935830
    Abstract: A downspout hinge system where a plurality of downspout hinges are used as a one-size-fits-all solution for downspouts of a variety of sizes. The system of hinges utilize a first downspout hinge and a second downspout hinge coupling a downspout to a downspout extension. The downspout hinges are coupled to opposing surfaces of the downspout, including opposing sides of the same horizontal surface. Alternatively the downspout hinge may be coupled to opposing lateral sides of a downspout. Alternatively a downspout hinge may couple to more than one surface of the downspout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Lance D. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20150007416
    Abstract: A hinge module for an electronic device includes a main body and an upper cover. The hinge module includes a biaxial hinge and a pad. The biaxial hinge includes a first rotary shaft, a second rotary shaft and a connecting member. One end of the first rotary shaft is fixed to the main body, and another end of the first rotary shaft being pivotally connected with the connecting member. One end of the second rotary shaft is fixed to the upper cover, and another end of the second rotary shaft is pivotally connected with the connecting member. The pad is disposed at the connecting member of the biaxial hinge. When the upper cover rotates with respect to the main body, the connecting member and the pad rotates using the first rotary shaft as a rotation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Yu-Chun Chen
  • Patent number: 8887356
    Abstract: A hinge is disclosed that can allow a downspout extension to rotate from a horizontal position to a vertical position to allow people to easily access these areas about the downspout extension. In some instances, the hinge includes a first plate positioned on the inner wall surface of a downspout and a second plate positioned on an opposing outer wall surface of the downspout. The first and the second plates can be substantially parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Lance D. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20140298618
    Abstract: A hinge device with an adhesive for attachment. The present invention may include a hinge with a first leaf and a second leaf rotatably attached together. The first leaf and the second leaf may each include an adhesive. The adhesive may be used to connect the hinge to a first component and a second component and thereby hinge together the first component and second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Karonis
  • Publication number: 20140290009
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first casing rotatably supported by a first rotation axis, a second casing rotatably supported by a second rotation axis that is parallel to the first rotation axis, a first cam that is provided on the first rotation axis, rotates about the first rotation axis in accordance with rotation of the first casing, and causes the first casing to move together with the first rotation axis in a direction away from the second rotation axis, a second cam that is provided on the second rotation axis, rotates about the second rotation axis in accordance with rotation of the second casing, and causes the second casing to move together with the second rotation axis in a direction away from the first rotation axis, and an elastic member that applies a force in a direction in which the first rotation axis and the second rotation axis become closer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi Kasai, Shigeru Yamaguchi, Kazunori Murayama
  • Publication number: 20140290008
    Abstract: A double-shaft type rotary shaft pivotal positioning structure includes an elastic guide assembly and two pivot shafts. The elastic guide assembly includes two containing portions which are outwardly communicated and formed with two opposite elastic arms and two corresponding planed press-contact sides. The pivot shafts are respectively centrally provided with center section portions that are utilized to respectively enter the containing portions of the elastic guide assembly and each of which includes a periphery provided with two center section planed surfaces capable of being pressingly contacted with the press-contact sides of the elastic guide assembly. When the pivot shafts are synchronously pivoted close to a preset positioning angle, the center section planed surfaces of the pivot shafts are capable of rotatably attaching toward the press-contact sides of the elastic guide assembly, thereby enabling the pivot shafts to approach and be positioned at the preset positioning angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FIRST DOME CORPORATION
    Inventor: AN SZU HSU
  • Publication number: 20140237771
    Abstract: A gate lifting apparatus for retrofitting a sagging gate including a first cylindrical segment having a first diameter and a second cylindrical segment having a second diameter that is larger than the first diameter. The second cylindrical segment has a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the second cylindrical segment abuts the first cylindrical segment. The second cylindrical segment is cylindrically hollow and the second end of the second segment exposes a cylindrical cavity formed by it being hollow. The cylindrical cavity of the second cylindrical segment is configured to form a mating engagement with typical a gate hinge pin such that the first cylindrical segment then operatively serves as the new pin in a gate hinge assembly to vertically raise the position of the pin and, thus, raise the gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PIPES & ACCESSORIES LLC
    Inventor: Jim Burns
  • Patent number: 8800111
    Abstract: A hinge apparatus includes an inner cylindrical housing having a first slot formed therethough extending between distal ends of the inner cylindrical housing, and an outer cylindrical housing having a second slot formed therethough extending between distal ends of the outer cylindrical housing and being configured to engage with the inner cylindrical housing. The first slot and second slot form unique paths which prevent complete alignment of the first slot and the second slot during axial rotation of the hinge apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Haylock, Gordon C. Cameron
  • Patent number: 8769771
    Abstract: A rotary shaft wire passage structure includes a pivot pin and a pivot seat respectively fixedly connected with a pivotal rotary member and a relative pivotal rotary member. The pivot pin has a pivoted section and an annular raised section disposed at one end thereof. The pivoted section is formed with an axial through hole in full communication with outer side via a split. The pivot seat has a shaft hole in which the pivoted section is fitted. One side of the shaft hole is formed with a fissure in communication with the outer side. The fissure is adjustable to a position where the fissure is aligned with the split for placing a wire into the through hole. When the relative pivotal rotary member is pivotally rotated to a working position by a certain angle, the fissure is misaligned from the split to prevent the wire from slipping out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventor: An Szu Hsu
  • Patent number: 8756765
    Abstract: A method is provided for molding an integral joint including a stationary member and an enclosure rotatable about the stationary member. The method utilizes a joint formation assembly defining an inner cavity, a first passageway connected to the inner cavity, an outer cavity surrounding the inner cavity, and a second passageway connected to the outer cavity. The method includes the steps of: introducing moldable material into the inner cavity from the first passageway to form the stationary member; introducing moldable material into the outer cavity from the second passageway to form the enclosure; and divorcing the inner cavity from the outer cavity for separately and independently forming the enclosure around the stationary member to allow rotatable movement of the enclosure about the stationary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Magna Closures Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Broadhead, Traian Miu
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140165335
    Abstract: A hinge includes a rotating member and a sleeve member. The rotating member includes a rotating shaft and a mounting portion connected to the rotating shaft. The mounting portion includes a first mounting portion. The first mounting portion includes a first mounting piece used to secure to an enclosure and a second mounting piece connected to the first mounting piece. The sleeve member includes a main body and a positioning portion extending from the main body. The rotating shaft is received in the sleeve member, and the second mounting piece is secured to the positioning portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: PENG ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20140168928
    Abstract: A pivoting mechanism capable of being passed through by a wire is disclosed. The pivoting mechanism includes a first fixing portion and a second fixing portion. The first fixing portion includes a pivot body. An accommodating slot is formed on a surface of the pivot body, and the accommodating slot stretches from a side of the pivot body to the other side of the pivot body. The second fixing portion includes an annular body corresponding to the pivot body, and a pivot hole is formed around the annular body. The pivot body passes through the pivot hole. The first fixing portion pivots to the second pivoting portion via a combination of the pivot body and the annular body, and the wire passes through the accommodating slot. The present invention has low manufacturing cost and preferred assembly convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Chung-Yu Lee
  • 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: 8732906
    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: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jan Van Gennep
  • Publication number: 20140115826
    Abstract: Disclosed is a long arm quick release hinge comprised of a hinge cup pivotally connected to a hinge body with a hinge pin via a hinge arm and a link in a four-bar linkage arrangement. The link is a collection of plates with interlocking projections and indentions arranged adjacent to each other and separated by resilient shock absorbing spacers. The hinge body is adjustably connected to a connecting plate with an overlay screw and an adjustment screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: HARDWARE RESOURCES, INC.
    Inventors: Grant Nuckolls, Travis McElveen
  • Patent number: 8701247
    Abstract: A hinge pin includes a shaft defining a clearance surface and joined at one end to a head. A channel between the head and the clearance surface is configured to provide a lubricant path between the head and the clearance surface. In one embodiment, the head has an annular outer portion and a concave central portion, and the channel is provided by a radial slot extending from the central portion through the annular outer portion, and a contiguous axial slot extending downward from the radial slot to the clearance surface. The central portion of the head is configured to receive a small volume of lubricant, while the channel provides a path that allows the lubricant to flow from the head to the clearance surface of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hampton Products International Corporation
    Inventor: Hossein Molaie Shargh
  • 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: 8689404
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventor: An Szu Hsu
  • Patent number: 8677567
    Abstract: Provided is a hinge that can be manufactured easily in a short time. The hinge rotatably connects a first member and a second member, and is provided with two brackets that are rotatable against each other and mounted to the first member and the second member, respectively, and a friction-torque-generating member that generates friction torque by directly or indirectly pressing the two brackets against each other. A first of the two brackets is configured from an integral structure that includes a shaft part that passes through the second bracket and supports the rotation, and a mounting part that is mounted to the first member or the second member, with the shaft part and the mounting part being produced from a plate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Kobayashi, Ikuomi Takahashi, Makoto Saito, Takashi Morimoto, Toshihiro Tamura
  • Publication number: 20140077618
    Abstract: An apparatus for a contactless transmission of electrical energy between a wall and a door leaf/window sash fastened to the wall in an articulated fashion via hinges about a hinge axis includes a primary coil configured to be fastened to the wall, a secondary coil fastened to the door leaf/window sash, and a hinge bolt as a magnetic flux conduction body between the primary coil and the secondary coil. The hinge bolt comprises at least one flux element provided as a prefabricated structural component and at least one bearing piece comprising a mating frontal side. The at least one flux element comprises at least one frontal side. The at least one frontal side of the at least one flux element braces against the mating frontal side of the at least one bearing piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: DR. HAHN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Tibor Herglotz, Ingo Steinfeld
  • Patent number: 8671522
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a hinge between two workpieces or components; first a hinge socket is inserted in an opening of the first component and then a hinge pin is inserted in the hinge socket; the second component can be fastened to the hinge pin end protruding from the hinge socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8661667
    Abstract: A hinge arm having a hinge pin hole having a worn bore, for example a hinge arm of a hinge assembly of an access door on a gas turbine engine, is repaired by forming in the worn hinge arm a new hole with a keyway extending outwardly from the new hole. A keyed bushing is provided having a cylindrical body having a central bore extending axially therethrough and a key extending outwardly from the cylindrical hole. The keyed bushing is inserted into the new hole and keyway formed in the hinge arm thereby preventing rotation of the bushing relative to the hinge arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William Bogue, Michael J. Madel
  • Patent number: 8656558
    Abstract: A locking hinge with a sliding hinge pin that selectively places the hinge in either a locked or unlocked configuration. The hinge pin includes cylindrical and contoured upper and lower exterior parts that cooperate with contoured upper and lower portions of the interior wall of the lower and upper sleeve members of the hinge. When in the locked configuration the lower contoured part of the hinge pin engages the contoured portion of the lower sleeve member and the upper contoured part engages the contoured portion of the interior wall of the upper sleeve, and in the unlocked configuration the lower contoured part of the hinge pin does not engage the contoured portion of the interior wall of the lower sleeve and the upper contoured part of the hinge pin does not engage the contoured portion of the interior wall of the upper sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jan Van Gennep
  • Patent number: 8650714
    Abstract: A hinge plate includes a frame hinge plate part comprising a frame fastening part and a frame hinge part. A leaf/sash hinge plate part comprises a leaf/sash fastening part and a leaf/sash hinge part. A primary coil is disposed in the frame hinge part and a secondary coil is disposed in the leaf/sash hinge part, each coil being configured to surround a hinge plate pin. The primary coil extends at least almost up to an end face of the frame hinge part facing the leaf/sash hinge part. The secondary coil extends at least almost up to an end face of the leaf/sash hinge part facing the frame hinge part. A hinge plate pin sleeve comprising a ferrite material is disposed between the hinge plate pin and the primary and secondary coils, and extends approximately over a length of the hinge plate pin surrounded by the primary and secondary coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Dr. Hahn GmbH & Co. KG, Staude Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Staude
  • Publication number: 20140033477
    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: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Ting-Hsien WANG, Zheng-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 8640307
    Abstract: A hinge has a central element and a surrounding element. One of the central element and the surrounding element is formed by injection molding, and the other element is then formed on the priorly-formed element by injection molding such that a limit segment is mounted around the neck segment having a smallest outer width of the central element, which keeps the surrounding element from departing from the central element, and further simplifies a structure of the hinge. Because a melting point of the element formed priorly is higher than a melting point of the element formed later, the element formed later does not attach to the element formed priorly, and the two elements are relatively rotatable. Finally, because the manufacture of the hinge is accomplished after injection molding twice, the process of manufacturing the hinge is more convenient, faster and lowers the cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shen Yuann Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lee-Yeh Lu
  • Publication number: 20140020209
    Abstract: A rotary shaft wire passage structure includes a pivot pin and a pivot seat respectively fixedly connected with a pivotal rotary member and a relative pivotal rotary member. The pivot pin has a pivoted section and an annular raised section disposed at one end thereof. The pivoted section is formed with an axial through hole in full communication with outer side via a split. The pivot seat has a shaft hole in which the pivoted section is fitted. One side of the shaft hole is formed with a fissure in communication with the outer side. The fissure is adjustable to a position where the fissure is aligned with the split for placing a wire into the through hole. When the relative pivotal rotary member is pivotally rotated to a working position by a certain angle, the fissure is misaligned from the split to prevent the wire from slipping out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: FIRST DOME CORPORATION
    Inventor: AN SZU HSU
  • Publication number: 20140016250
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides a hinge structure capable of achieving improved durability. The hinge structure includes a hinge pin having a first member and a second member having one end surface and the other end surface provided at a distance from each other in an axial direction, having a protrusion portion provided to protrude from one end surface in the axial direction, arranged to be opposed to the first member at the other end surface, and being pivotable with respect to the first member, and a hinge pin reception portion having a recess portion fitting to a part of the second member and the protrusion portion of the hinge pin. The protrusion portion has a first surface portion extending in a radial direction of the second member. The recess portion has a second surface portion which can be engaged with the first surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Kumpei FUJITA, Takashi Murakami
  • Patent number: 8627548
    Abstract: A multi-pivot pin system has a hinge assembly having a plurality of housings formed within the hinge assembly. A channel is formed through each housing wherein an outer diameter center-line of the hinge assembly is off-set from a center-line of an inner diameter of the channel. A rotating device is positioned in each channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Expander System Sweden AB
    Inventors: Anders Carlsson, Nicklas Ericsson
  • Patent number: 8595900
    Abstract: A door hinge includes a hinge body, a hinge pin, and a hinge base. The hinge body includes a first channel that defines a first axis, the hinge body further includes a slot formed therethrough at an angle to the first axis, and the hinge body further includes a retention apparatus arranged within the slot. The hinge pin is operatively disposed in the first channel and configured to travel along the first axis, the hinge pin includes at least three retention formations formed thereon, a first retention formation defines a first retention position, a second retention formation defines a second retention position, a third retention formation defines a third retention position, and the retention apparatus is configured to engage the hinge pin at one of the at least three retention formations. The hinge base includes a second channel configured to operatively receive at least a portion of the hinge pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jozef Zbigniew Bedkowski, Johan Rene Sylvain De Cuyper