Hinge Mounting Bracket Patents (Class 16/DIG43)
  • Patent number: 6158086
    Abstract: A hinge assembly includes a first hinge leaf for attachment to a door, a second hinge leaf hingedly coupled to the first hinge leaf, and a mounting plate for adjustably positioning and attaching the second hinge leaf to a cabinet frame, casing, door jamb, or the like. The mounting plate includes an elongate slot for receipt of a mounting screw therethrough, permitting movement of the mounting plate relative to the cabinet frame and mounting screw until the screw is tightened against the mounting plate. A window opening in the second hinge leaf exposes the elongate slot and mounting screw when the second hinge leaf is attached to the mounting plate, thereby permitting adjustable positioning of the door on the cabinet frame or other mounting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Inventor: Stephen De Souza
  • Patent number: 6128807
    Abstract: Disclosed is a refrigerator having a lower hinge member installed at a lower corner of a body forming a cooling compartment, and an upper hinge bracket installed at an upper corner of the body. The lower hinge member has a lower hinge pin assembled to a lower corner of a door for opening/closing the cooling compartment. A removable pin member is installed on the upper hinge bracket. The pin member has an upper hinge pin assembled to an upper corner of the door. A worker fixes the upper hinge bracket and the lower hinge member to the body, and then assembles the door to the body. Then, he installs the pin member on the upper hinge bracket, whereby the upper part of the door is assembled with the upper hinge pin. Thus, the door can be easily assembled to the body. Further, as the pin member is disassembled from the upper hinge bracket, the door can be disassembled from the body without detaching the upper hinge bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang Seung Lim, Jong Su Hwang
  • Patent number: 5966779
    Abstract: A base plate for fixing a hinge arm on furniture is constituted by a support plate (2) which can be fixed to a support wall, a covering plate (3) at least partially covering the support plate and transversely guided thereon and having fixing devices for attaching the hinge arm. Pre-mounted fixing screws (23,23') are partially screwed in the holes (20,21) of the support plate (2) and go through oblong holes (15,16) provided in the covering plate (3). In order to let the covering plate be transversely moved, easily and by economical means, and in order to prevent the support plate from separating from the covering plate before the mounting of the base plate, one hole (20) of the support plate (2) is at least partially surrounded by guide sockets (24) that go through the corresponding oblong hole (15) of the covering plate and slightly protrude from its upper edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Arturo Salice S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 5918321
    Abstract: A device for fastening a toilet seat and cover to the rim of a toilet bowl, including a plate having a slot extending laterally across the plate and a screw passing through the slot. The plate is selectively adjustable along the length of the slot with respect to the screw and around the screw for positioning the plate. A stud standing up from the plate receives a hollow sleeve shaped toilet seat support over the stud. The stud is expanded by a tightening screw to secure the stud inside the support and thereby to fix the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Estoli, S.A.
    Inventor: Jose Estape Olle
  • Patent number: 5749125
    Abstract: A hinge bracket assembly for a flipper door comprises a bracket body to which a pair of spaced rollers are fitted along an edge thereof. The rollers are spaced slightly from a flange portion of the bracket body to define slots therebetween. A hinge arrangement is provided along a forward edge of the bracket body for hingeable attachment to a cabinet door. The bracket flange portion is slideable within a simple J-channel mounted to an inside wall of the cabinet whereby the rollers bear against a flange surface of the J-channel and serve to inhibit rotational movement of the bracket body relative to the J-channel as the body is guided lengthwise of the channel. A pair of such brackets each mounted to opposite sides of the door thereby allows the door to freely retract into the cabinet without racking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Hon Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Keith L. Davis, Kirk A. Petersen
  • Patent number: 5621947
    Abstract: A hinge for mounting a door on a frame of an article of furniture includes a mounting plate mountable to the frame, a hinge arm mounted on the mounting plate, and a hinge case mountable to the door end connected to the hinge arm by at least one hinge axle. The mounting plate is fastenable to the frame by at least one fastening screw. The mounting plate is provided with a key hole or a T-shaped hole having a broad first part and a narrow second part. An adjustment screw is mounted in a female thread of the hinge arm and has a head part and a neck part, the neck part being of smaller diameter than a threaded part of the screw. The width of the broad first part of the hole is broader than the diameter of the head part of the adjustment screw and the width of the narrow second part of the hole is less than the diameter of the head part and of the threaded part. The neck part of the adjustment screw is held in the narrow second part of the hole, and the head part abuts a rear side of the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.g.H.
    Inventors: Helmut Fitz, Erich Rock
  • Patent number: 5511287
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a furniture hinge having a wall-related part shaped as an elongated supporting arm which can be mounted for adjustment in at least two coordinate directions on an associated mounting plate disposed on the wall of a cabinet carcase. The supporting arm is mounted and fastened on the mounting plate by a mounting screw driven into the mounting plate and passing through a slot provided at the inside end with an enlarged pass-through opening in the web of the supporting arm. A threaded spindle is screwed in a tap in the web of the supporting arm, which is situated further out from the carcase interior than the slot. At the bottom end of the spindle, on a neck of smaller diameter, is a head of larger diameter. This head is inserted into an open-ended slot provided in the mounting plate, which clutches the sides of the head, securing it against lifting away from the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Mepla-Werke Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Horst Lautenschlager, Gerhard W. Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 5481783
    Abstract: An attachment device attaches a gearshift lock to a vehicle and includes a base plate fixed to the vehicle and a bar member for supporting the gearshift lock. The bar member includes a sleeve for rotatably engaging with a rod disposed on the base plate. A projection is extended from the rod for engaging with a notch of the sleeve so as to prevent the bar member from disengaging from the base plate. A screw may secure the sleeve to the rod so as to prevent the bar member from rotating relative to the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Inventor: Gaieter Liou
  • Patent number: 5481782
    Abstract: A cabinet/furniture hinge with a snap-on device for quick assembly includes a hinge cup and a hinge arm, a cover clamp with an adjusting plate, and a fastening plate clamped on the base plate. Retainer surfaces formed on the front area of the fastening plate are releaseably engageable with corresponding surfaces of the base plate, and a resilient spring-biased tilted chute with a grip nose is located on a rear area of the fastening plate. For easy operation of the tilted chute, the grip nose of the tilted chute engages under a projection of the base plate and defines a space between the grip nose and a bottom edge of side projections formed on the base plate. In order to fix the fastening plate on the base plate, the fastening plate is provided with a centering socket which is closely fittingly engageable in a notch of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Assignee: Grass AG
    Inventor: Gunther Grabher
  • Patent number: 5379487
    Abstract: Two screws are threaded into two holes in a hinge arm which is adapted to be assembled with a base plate by shifting the arm longitudinally to cause the screws to slide into two U-shaped slots in the plate, the slots permitting longitudinal adjustment of the hinge arm. One of the screws may be turned to adjust the inclination of the hinge arm relative to the base plate while the other screw serves to lock the arm to the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Assignee: Amerock Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. Bowers
  • Patent number: 5347687
    Abstract: A hinge housing for installation in an opening in a thin sheet wall of a door is provided. The hinge housing has a liner plate for installation along an underside thereof against an inside face of the wall, the liner plate having an opening which generally conforms to the opening in the wall, the liner plate having at least two first locking projections extending from the underside of the plate which can grip an outside face of the wall upon rotation of the lining plate. The hinge housing also has a fastening flange for installation against the upper side of the liner plate, the fastening flange having a cup portion and a flange portion extending radially from a rim of the cup portion, the outside perimeter of the cup portion generally conforming to the opening in the wall, such that when the fastening flange is installed against the liner plate, the flange portion covers the liner plate and the cup portion extends into the opening and through the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: Mepla-Werke Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerhard W. Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 5276944
    Abstract: A quick release hinge has a base plate, a pivot arm, a connecting plate assembly and a toggle segment, through holes, bolt, pins disposed thereon, can be released quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Inventor: Tsong C. Lin
  • Patent number: 5271670
    Abstract: A furniture connector for connecting furniture parts is used for the attachment of a hinge arm on a body part or also for attaching a drawer front to a drawer side wall. In this case one part of the fixture is provided with a slide-in opening respectively for the arms pointing forward in the slide-in direction of the other part of the fixture, and one part of the fixture has a spring element which engages in a snap-in recess of the other part of the fixture when the parts of the fixture are assembled and interengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignee: Grass AG
    Inventor: Gunther Grabher
  • Patent number: 5269584
    Abstract: A reinforcement is comprised of a support member in the form of a waved sheet and a plate member in the form a generally flat sheet and secured to the support member. The support member has a ridge-like bent portion protruding to one side thereof and forming an opening to the other side thereof. The plate member has a ridge-like projection protruding into the opening to close the same while cooperating with the ridge-like bent portion to constitute a tubular portion for rigidly holding two structural members at a predetermined distance from each other and and receiving a bolt extending between the two structural members for attachment of another member to the two structural members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Takagi
  • Patent number: 5263807
    Abstract: A roll-back, flat-bed truck comprising a cab at the front end and a frame at the rear end and a flat-bed with a curved leading edge secured thereto by securement members. The securement members include a hinge having a lower hinge half coupled to the frame adjacent to the rear end of the frame and an upper hinge half coupled to the bed. A hinge pin couples the hinge halves to allow tilting the upper hinge half and bed with respect to the lower hinge half and frame about a horizontal axis. A swivel plate is attached to the frame adjacent to the rear end of the frame and a swivel member positioned in an aperture extending through the swivel plate to allow swiveling of the bed with respect to the frame about a vertical axis. The center of curvature of the leading edge of the bed is coextensive with the axis of rotation of the swivel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Joseph A. Pijanowski
  • Patent number: 5257437
    Abstract: A mounting plate for securing a hinge bracket, and preferably a hinge bracket of a furniture hinge to a corpus part of a furniture piece or the like, has bores for receiving fixing screws and adjustable secures the hinge bracket to the plate. In order to provide a mounting plate which has a simple design, can be actuated in a simple manner, and permits a hinge bracket to be adjusted in height, the mounting plate, in its rear portion, is mounted so as to be pivotally movable relative to the corpus part about a pivotal axis, which may be imaginary or defined by a pivot, is guided for a limited pivotal movement about the axis, and is then held or clamped in adjustable angular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1993
    Assignee: Arturo Salice S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 5224242
    Abstract: The invention relates to a quick-assembling furniture hinge of the type which by some elementary movements enables incorporation of a furniture door wing, essentially carrying the entire hinge, to a base plate fixed on a side wall of furniture. In a manner as simple and quick there can also be carried out the dismounting of the door wing. In order to realize this object a hinge arm 1 positioned on the furniture side wall is provided with a disintegratingly and adjustably fastened mounting element 2 serving as an intermediate between the hinge arm 1 and the base plate 4. To the equipment of the mounting element 2 there belongs a slider 3 which is spring-supported and pressed outwards from the mounting element 2. The latter is at both ends at the base provided with one crossbeam 2.sup.I, 2.sup.II. The first one thereof is adapted to grip a lashing 4.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Assignee: Mednarodno podjetje Lama, d.d.
    Inventor: Mihajlo Marjanovic
  • Patent number: 5210907
    Abstract: A hinge used to attach a door of, for example, furniture in such a manner that the door can be opened and closed freely.A base 1 is provided with stopper portion 15 to stop connecting member 2. Connecting member 2 is provided with connector 31 to be connected to hinge body 3 and clip 43 which has hooking portion 42 to be engaged with stopper portion 15 of base 1. Elastic member 43 or 125 to push clip 43 is provided between connector 31 and clip 43. Hinge body 3 can be attached through connecting member 2 to base 1 with a one-step operation.Two stopper portions 15a and 15b or 92 and 95 are provided at the front and rear parts of base 1 respectively. Two hooking portions 42a and 42b, 123 and 124 or 135 and 139 are provided at the front and rear parts of connecting member 2 respectively. Moment generated from opening and closing of hinge body 3 is received by the front and rear hooking positions of base 1 and connecting member 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Murakoshi Seiko
    Inventor: Hiroaki Toyama
  • Patent number: 5206974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mounting plate (30) for an adjustable mounting of a hinge supporting arm on a cabinet. The mounting plate is made by punching and pressing operations from sheet metal, of a U-shaped cross section at least in an upper section facing the supporting arm to be mounted thereon. The mounting plate has in its cabinet-interior end area a threaded bore for a screw (38) locking the hinge supporting arm, plus an open-ended longitudinal slot (39) at its end pointing out of the cabinet interior. Along the margins of the web (52) of the mounting plate (30), which laterally define the slot, ridges are raised from the plane of the web (52), and the distance measured from one flat side of the undeformed web to the opposite boundary surface of the upturned ridges is greater than the material thickness of the web (52) in the undeformed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG Mobelbeschlagfabrik
    Inventor: Karl Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 5195214
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hinge housing in the form of a cup which can be sunk in a mortise in the back of the door of a piece of furniture and which has a cup portion made of metal from whose upper margin a mounting flange projects integrally in the position properly mounted on a door and overlaps areas of the inside of the door adjoining the mortise in the door, and whose margin is curved toward the inside of the door, so that in the mounting flange there is formed a shallow recess open on the inside of the door, and having a socket plate of plastic disposed between the mounting flange and the inside of the door, which can be releasably joined to the mounting flange and the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Horst Lautenschlager, Reinhard Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 5193247
    Abstract: The invention belongs to the area of fittings for furniture, and relates to a dismountable and adjustable hinge for the incorporation into units of furniture. The hinge comprises a hinge arm (1) tightened to a base plate (4) by means of a tightening screw (6), whose neck (6'") limiting a trapezoidal recess (6") at each inclination of the hinge arm (1) cooperates with shoulder sections (10) of a longitudinal recess (10') of an intermediate step (17) of the base plate (4). Into a female thread (14) there is screwed a threaded bolt (5) for adjusting the inclination of the hinge arm (1) with respect to the base plate (4), resting by its bottom surface (5') on a first step (16) of the base plate (4), for the limitation of shifting of the bolt (5) in longitudinal direction there being provided an abutment (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Assignee: Mednarodno podjetje LAMA, d.d. okovje - montazni sistemi - orodja - trgovina
    Inventors: Anton Placer, Mihajlo Marjanovic, Klavdij Kocjan
  • Patent number: 5191677
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hinge for hanging a door on the carcase of a piece of furniture having an open front which is narrowed by projecting face frame stiles. The supporting arm of the hinge can be snapped onto or removed from a mounting plate which can be fastened onto the edge of the frame stile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Horst Lautenschlager, Gerhard W. Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 5159740
    Abstract: A hinge includes a hinge arm mounted on a base plate by an intermediate member having a U-shaped cross-section. The hinge arm is retained on the intermediate member by depth and joint adjustment devices, e.g. clamping and adjusting screws. Retaining elements of the intermediate member engage corresponding retaining elements of the base plate at two points staggered over the length of the base plate. The retaining elements are rigid at one such point, and the other point one retaining element is resilient. The hinge arm and the intermediate member engages the base plate with the rigid retaining elements and snaps only the base plate due to the resilient retaining element, in the form of a leaf spring. A rear end the intermediate member is provided with a bridge which defines a gap into which is inserted the leaf spring. A flap is punched from the leaf spring and engages in a recess of the intermediate member arranged underneath the bridge, thus locking the leaf spring to the intermediate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Brustle, Andreas Tofferl, Erich Rock
  • Patent number: 5144721
    Abstract: An adjustable hinge assembly has a hinge and a mounting plate. The mounting plate is vertically adjustable on a cabinet wall and carries the hinge. The hinge is horizontally adjustable in and out on the mounting plate, and also has left and right horizontal adjustment on the mounting plate by way of a vertical fulcrum rib between the hinge and the mounting plate, which permits the hinge to be horizontally rocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Inventor: Daniel J. Schade
  • Patent number: 5144722
    Abstract: A furniture hinge comprises a pivotally movable hinge member, which is adapted to be secured to a door or flap and is connected by two links to a hinge bracket, which is adapted to be connected to a base plate, which is adapted to be secured to a carrying wall. The bracket is slidably guided on the base plate at least in the direction of the depth of a piece of furniture and is adapted to be secured thereto in various depths of insertion by a clamp screw. A stop is provided for limiting the insertion of the hinge bracket in the direction of the depth of the piece of funiture. In order to ensure that the gap between the door and the corups of the furniture will have a predetermined width after the hinge bracket has been pivotally moved to effect a lateral adjustment of the door, an adjusting screw which bears on the base plate is screwed into the hinge bracket and is operable to impart to said hinge bracket a pivotal movement for effecting a lateral adjustment of the door or flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Arturo Salice S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 5142737
    Abstract: A base (10) comprises a first plate type element (11) to be secured to the piece of furniture and a second element (12) shaped to fit onto a hinge wing (13). The plate element (11) is generically shaped in the form of a cross with countersunk holes (14, 15) for screwing it onto the piece of furniture. Disposed between the holes is a seat (17) into which the second element (12) is screwed. The lower part of the second element (12) has a housing (19) into which the first element (11) fits with uniform transverse clearance, thereby advantageously enabling adjustment of the transversal position of the second element (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Franco Ferrari
    Inventors: Franco Ferrari, Carlo Migli
  • Patent number: 5133109
    Abstract: An apparatus for the adjustable attachment of a wardrobe for (42) to a door supporting arm (SA) comprises a first part (1) for attachment to the supporting arm (SA); a second part (7); and, a third part (8) which is mounted to the door (42). Threaded rotatable tangs (27) are provided to adjust the position of the first part (1) with respect to the second part (7) in a first direction. Threaded rotatable tangs (29) are also provided to adjust the position of the second part (7) with respect to the third part (8) in a second direction, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Assignee: O.M.M. di Enrico e Ing. Roberto Natale Mariani s.n.c.
    Inventor: Roberto Mariani
  • Patent number: 5105506
    Abstract: A quick release furniture hinge has a pivot arm for attachment to one hinged part of a furniture article and a base plate for connection to another hinged part of the furniture article. A connecting plate assembly releasably attaches the pivot arm to the base plate by hooks at one end of the assembly which engage stub shafts on the base plate, and a pivoting latch at the other end of the assembly which latches over a projection on the base plate. The connecting plate assembly also has a pivoted toggle element for engaging and releasing the latch to allow separation of the connecting plate assembly and pivot arm from the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Inventor: Tsong C. Lin
  • Patent number: 5088155
    Abstract: Described is a single-articulation hinge with an adjusting arrangement for lateral adjustment and for vertical adjustment, the invention providing a snap-in connection between the door-side section and the frame-side section of the door hinge. Rapid assembly is achieved thereby, because the two-part door hinge is completed through simple sliding together of an intermediate plate mounted on the door side and of a frame-side base plate screwed onto the body of the furniture unit. A snap-in connection is carried out preferably with the help of a spring, which separably connects the two parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Grass AG
    Inventor: Alfred Grass
  • Patent number: 5062180
    Abstract: Mounting plate for the adjustable mounting of the supporting wall-related part of a cabinet hinge composed of two separable mounting plate members of which the bottom mounting plate member nearer the supporting wall can be fastened fixedly to the supporting wall and the upper mounting plate member more remote from the supporting wall and adjustably mounting the carcase-related part of the cabinet hinge can be joined by a spring catch mechanism to the bottom mounting plate member. The bottom mounting plate member has in its front end area facing the door leaf at least one projecting hook with which a hook receiver on the bottom of the upper mounting plate member is associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Karl Lautenschlager, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5056189
    Abstract: A hinge with an adjusting system includes a hinge arm that can be secured to a base plate by at least one adapter. The hinge arm has holes through which pass adjusting and attachment screws. The adapter can be installed on the base plate and can be locked by means of a rocker lever supported on the adapter so as to be able to swivel. The adapter is U-shaped and has two side arms that enclose the base plate and the sides thereof. Both side arms of the adapter lie with no clearance on the base plate, and the material of at least one of the side arms is weakened at at least one place. The adapter is installed at the front by a cross pin thereof fitting in a notch in the base plate. The shape of the notch corresponds to that of the cross pin, and the cross pin is accommodated without any play within the notch. The generators or the center or mid-line longitudinal axes of the notch and the cross pin extend unstressed at an angle relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Brustle, Helmut Rupprechter, Lother Prager
  • Patent number: 5056190
    Abstract: A hinge has a hinge arm which is connected by hinge links with a hinge casing and is mounted on a mounting plate by a joint adjusting screw and a depth adjusting screw. The hinge arm is, at an end thereof which is close to the pivot axis of the hinge, engageable with the mounting plate by a rigid hook and is pivotable about this point of engagement. At its opposite end, the hinge arm has structure forming a resilient snap connection which engages the mounting plate and maintains the hinge arm mounted on the mounting plate. The structure forming the resilient snap connection has extending therefrom a handle member for enabling the resilient snap connection to be released by lifting the handle member away from the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Klaus Brustle, Helmut Rupprechter
  • Patent number: 5054164
    Abstract: The rapid hooking device for furniture hinges has a base that is anchored to the furniture and a support that is connected to the articulated arm of the hinge. The device allows for rapid coupling and uncoupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: Industria Tecnica de la Bisagra, S.A. (I.T.B.)
    Inventor: Maria B. Blanco-Equiluz
  • Patent number: 5040269
    Abstract: A quick assembly attachment mechanism comprising an elongated stud member having two notches formed in its surface and a receiving member that non-rotatably engages the stud member and includes at least two bendable tabs that are bent into the notches to lock the stud against longitudinal motion. The receiving member includes access openings to permit the tabs to be bend back out of the notches so that the stud may be removed. The attachment mechanism is particularly suited for use in connecting steel components such as steel hinges to steel doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Assignee: The Bilco Company
    Inventor: George W. Lyons, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5036565
    Abstract: A hinge, preferably for hinging a door or flap to a carrying wall of a furniture corpus, comprises a cup-shaped hinged hinge member and a hinge bracket, which is articulatedly connected to the hinge member by two links and is adapted to be mounted on the carrying wall by a carrying plate. One of the links is extended in length beyond the pivot pin by which the link is connected to the hinge bracket, and that extended length portion of the link is so connected by a coupling link or by a guide slot to a pin which is mounted on the carrying plate or on an intermediate plate, which is adapted to be connected to the carrying plate, that the hinge bracket will be pivotally and longitudinally displaceably held on the carrying plate or on the intermediate plate by pin-slot guides during pivotal movement of the one link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: Arturo Salice S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 5033160
    Abstract: A hinge, preferably for hinging a door or flap to a carrying wall of a furniture corpus, comprises a cup-shaped hinged hinge member and a hinge bracket, which is articulately connected to the hinge member by two links and is adapted to be mounted on the carrying wall by a carrying plate. The hinge bracket is movably mounted at one end on the carrying plate by a guide, and one of the two links is extended in length beyond the pivot pin by which the one link is mounted on the hinge bracket. At the free end of the extension, the hinge bracket is articulately connected to the carrying plate so that a pivotal movement of the hinged hinge member will impart to the hinge bracket a displacement along its guide and a pivotal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Assignee: Arturo Salice S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 5029364
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement is provided in which a vehicle door is attached to a vehicle body via hinge assemblies which are releasably secured to the vehicle body whereby the release may be effected from either the vehicle's interior or exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: Sumorfin Salazar
  • Patent number: 5025530
    Abstract: A hinge, in particular for furniture doors, of the type in which a wing is designed to be fitted to a base secured to the piece of furniture, comprises an intermediate element for connecting the wing to the base having a substantially U-shaped transverse configuration to determine two rigid sides which laterally embrace the base.The intermediate element is provided with fastening means for securing it to the wing, and unfastenable means connecting it to the base comprising members yieldingly fitted onto the intermediate element in two portions spaced apart from each other in the longitudinal direction of the wing. The yielding members are elastically biased to move into a position in which they engage with complementary housings in the base in order to couple the intermediate element to the latter, the movement of approach between the base and the wing for the coupling being amply indeterminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Franco Ferrari
    Inventors: Franco Ferrari, Carlo Migli
  • Patent number: 5022116
    Abstract: A hinge bracket assembly has a hinge bracket and a mounting plate for securing the bracket to a furniture part. The hinge bracket is either inserted into tracks of the mounting plate and is selectively clamped to the mounting plate by a fixing screw, which has been screwed into a tapped bore of the mounting plate, of the hinge bracket is resiliently locked to the mounting plate, which in that case is provided with a stop and with a resilient hooklike detent projection, which snaps behind a retaining edge portion of the hinge bracket or of an intermediate plate which is connected to the bracket. The mounting plate which is connected by a snap-action joint consists of a baseplate provided with tracks for an intermediate plate, which is longitudinally slidably mounted on the baseplate and is clamped together with the baseplate by a clamp screw. the clamp screw is screwed into the baseplate and extends through a slot of the intermediate plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 5011362
    Abstract: A roll-back flat-bed truck comprising a cab at the front end and a frame at the rear end and a flat bed secured thereto by securement member. The securement member includes a hinge having a lower hinge half-coupled to the frame and an upper hinge half coupled to the bed and a hinge pin coupling the hinge halves to allow tilting the upper hinge half and bed with respect to the lower hinge half and frame about a horizontal axis. A swivel plate is attached to the frame adjacent to the rear end of the bed. A swivel pin is positioned in an aperture extending through the swivel plate and lower hinge half to allow swiveling of the bed with respect to the frame about a vertical axis. An intermediate support is attached to the upper surface of the upper hinge half to slidably couple the bed thereto to allow for rolling the bed longitudinally with respect to the intermediate support, hinge and frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Inventor: Joseph A. Pijanowski
  • Patent number: 4999877
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism of the type comprising a base plate securable to a furniture carcass, a mounting plate releasably secured to the base plate by a retaining lever and an adjusting plate adjustably securing a hinge arm or a cover bracket to the mounting plate is provided with a safety insert to prevent accidental release of the mounting plate from the base plate. The insert comprises a block having a projection which extends into a space between the adjusting plate and the mounting plate and a channel which receives an actuating branch of the retaining lever to lock it against movement. The insert is shaped to fit tightly between one surface of the adjusting plate and an outer cylindrical surface of a sleeve spring which biases the lever into its engaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: Grass AG
    Inventor: Ingo Gasser
  • Patent number: 4996740
    Abstract: A door closer adapter/replacement assembly for converting a doorway equipped with an interiorly mounted door closer unit for usage with an exteriorly mounted door closer unit. The assembly comprises (a) a bushing positionable on an exteriorly protruding spindle of the interiorly mounted door closer unit, and (b) an arm including a tongue affixable to a door fitting the doorway, and a structural portion defining a cavity which is matable with the bushing. The bushing and the structural portion of the arm defining the cavity are constructed and arranged such that the arm is free-spinning on the bushing. The assembly is employable on spindles of both header (overhead) mounted and floor mounted door closer units, and obviates the need for disassembly of the overhead structure or threshold of the doorway, so that the concealed door closer can remain in place while the door is adapted to use with an exteriorly mounted door closer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: National Door Controls
    Inventors: Robert N. Hales, Sr., Robert N. Hales, Jr., Erwin J. Hales, III
  • Patent number: 4982475
    Abstract: In order to retain an attaching plate so as to enable insertion from both sides for one hinge flap of a door hinge, against maladjustment when said plate is mounted in a milled recess at the edge of a door panel, at least one side of the attaching plate which extends in parallel with the direction of insertion provided with the shape of a circular arc, with the recess in the edge of the door panel having exactly the same shape. The attaching plate includes two opposed resilient panels having lugs which lock the hinge flap in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Inventor: Tore Killingstad
  • Patent number: 4980946
    Abstract: Jointed fitting for a swing door, window or the like, designed in metal or plastic material and the movable frame whereof is partially overlapping the fixed frame, consisting of an angular support and of a compass bearing. The latter are embodied in a symmetric manner in relation to a median horizontal plane, allowing for their reversibility in view of being used either right or left of the movable frame, with this angular support and this compass bearing comprising, furthermore, means designed for fillister and applied fastening to the fixed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: Ferco International Usine de Ferrures de Batiment
    Inventors: Andre Verasani, Daniel Vigreux
  • Patent number: 4979265
    Abstract: A wide angle hinge is used for articulation of a furniture door on a furniture unit with a base plate mounted on the furniture unit and a housing mounted on the furniture door; mounted on the base plate is a first gear rack on which a gear is rolled in the longitudinal direction of the hinge and meshes with a second gear rack connected with the housing. The second gear rack is mounted directly on the housing and has a circular arc shape that is concentric with the swivel axis of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Assignee: Grass AG
    Inventor: Alfred Grass
  • Patent number: 4976006
    Abstract: Furniture hinge whose cabinet-related part is configured as a supporting arm of channel-shaped cross section astride the corresponding mounting plate, the mounting plate being composed of two separable members which are adjustable relative to one another. The bottom mounting plate member can be fastened to the cabinet and the upper plate is releasably joined to the supporting arm by a catch mechanism. The catch mechanism has projections extending from its opposite lateral surfaces in the door end of the upper mounting plate member while at the inner end of the supporting arm more remote from the door at least one resilient tongue having a catch section is formed, which engages a catch recess on the inner end of the upper mounting plate member. The supporting arm straddles the upper mounting plate member at least at its end pointing into the cabinet interior, and is provided in the straddling area with two tongues which are resiliently flexible parallel to the supporting wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Karl Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Karl Lautenschlager
  • Patent number: 4937917
    Abstract: A hinge, in particular a one-axle hinge, includes a hinge arm mountable to a furniture wall and at least one hinge casing which is on the side of a door. The hinge casing is linked to the hinge arm and an inner coupling member insertable therein. A clamping screw holds the coupling member. The coupling member is lockable in the hinge casing by a locking member which is a spring or has spring acting parts or which is acted upon by a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Helmut Rupprechter, Klaus Brustle
  • Patent number: 4937915
    Abstract: A hinge has a hinge arm of U-shaped cross-section connected with a hinge casing by hinge links. The hinge arm is mounted on a mounting plate and at its rear end is pivotally connected thereto. At its fron end, the hinge arm has a female thread into which is screwed a joint adjustment screw which is mounted with its head in a slot of the mounting plate. The slot is open towards the front of the mounting plate. The hinge arm is deformable. The hinge arm and the mounting plate have openings for a screwdriver. The mounting plate has a slot into which extends a pin projecting from a lateral flange of the hinge arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellshaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Erich Rock
  • Patent number: 4908907
    Abstract: A hinge includes a hinge arm adapted to be snapped onto a mounting plate. The front of the hinge arm is directly or by an intermediate member indirectly engageable into the mounting plate, and the rear of the hinge arm has a tilting lever at which a hook member is formed by which the tilting lever is lockable to the mounting plate. When a door is mounted to the body of an article of furniture, the hinge arm can be engaged into the mounting plate and then fastened thereto simply by applying pressure. Canting of the hinge arm at the mounting plate is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Helmut Rupprechter, Klaus Brustle
  • Patent number: 4888853
    Abstract: A hinge includes a hinge arm adapted to be snapped onto a mounting plate. The front of the hinge arm is directly or by an intermediate member indirectly engageable into the mounting plate, and the rear of the hinge arm has a tilting lever at which a hook member is formed by which the tilting lever is lockable to the mounting plate. When a door is mounted to the body of an article of furniture, the hinge arm can be engaged into the mounting plate and then fastened thereto simply by applying pressure. Canting of the hinge arm at the mounting plate is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft M.B.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Helmut Rupprechter, Klaus Brustle