Tongue, Bead, Bolt, Or Dog Into Groove Or Slot Patents (Class 160/228)
  • Patent number: 9926738
    Abstract: A safety gate for enclosing a passageway includes first and second gate members situated in an overlapping arrangement for slidable movement horizontally so that a width defined collectively by the gate members is selectable. The second gate member is essentially received by the first gate member. Each gate member includes an upstanding proximal end panel and spaced apart upper and lower panels extending away from the respective proximal end panel, the upper and lower panels having terminal ends, respectively, that together define a void therebetween. Each gate member includes an upper rail member extending horizontally along an upper edge of the first gate member that is perpendicular to respective upper panels. The first and the second rail members are situated one atop the other and share a singular vertical axis extending through them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Brown, Amber Brown
  • Patent number: 8893762
    Abstract: A horizontally expandable, portable wall partition is incrementally expandable between a closed position and an open position. The portable wall partition consists of a number of upright panel members that are sidewardly adjacent and vertically parallel to one another. These panel members are interconnected by connectors that allow the panels to slide past one another from the closed position to the expanded position. The partition may also have non-sliding end members that provide stability to the partition. The partition may also have nested panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Versare Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Ryan, Robert J. Jantschek
  • Patent number: 7228597
    Abstract: A partition apparatus or system having one or more panels each releasably fixed with respect to a hinge element. The hinge element has at least one hinge leaf, each with an outer edge. Each hinge leaf has at least one opening, preferably multiple openings, extending from the outer edge in a direction inward toward the hinge pin. The panel at least partially defines a slot. A male connector is mounted within the slot. The hinge leaf can be inserted within the slot so that the male connector engages within the opening of the hinge leaf. The opening of the hinge leaf can be shaped so that the hinge element is releasably fixed with respect to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Gerali Custom Design, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Gerali, Tim Schnittker, Henri Lodewyck, Charles Gambo
  • Patent number: 7105057
    Abstract: An adjustable paint guard for filling the opening of a door frame so that one side of the door frame can be quickly painted without having paint strike the other side of the door frame includes a multi-panel nested arrangement wherein at least one panel serves as the stationary base panel from which the other panels are capable of selective and independent slidable movement along an x-y axis whereupon all the panels can be brought into abutting relationship with the interior vertical and horizontal portions of the door frame that surround the opening thereby completely filling the opening of the door frame and closing off the opening so that paint cannot reach the opposite side of the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Inventors: Barry B. Colussi, William M. Kurek
  • Publication number: 20040177583
    Abstract: The present invention is a new and novel modular raised wall paneling system and method of manufacture that is economical, labor non-intensive, and can be easily constructed for a variety of room configurations and dimensions. The modular raised wall paneling system of the present invention comprises a plurality of individual panel sections having a joint there between, wherein a panel section includes a recess portion forming the appearance of a raised panel thereon. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the panel sections include along opposed longitudinal edges a tongue and a groove such that the panel sections can be disposed in parallel side-by-side mating relationship such that the tongue of one panel section is received in the groove of an adjacent panel section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Gary Schaffeld
  • Patent number: 6015003
    Abstract: A sectional overhead door construction utilizing articulated panels with a unique pinch-free interlocking system for connecting the lower edge of the panel with the upper edge of the panel therebelow utilizing a slotted configuration for greatly facilitating and expediting assembly. In preferred embodiments the panels will define an engagement finger positionable within an insertion slot or enlarged keyhole section of an adjacent panel. Movement of the engagement finger along the insertion slot will achieve placement thereof within an engagement slot which allows pivotal articulated relative movement between vertically adjacent sectional door panels within the articulated door panel apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Inventor: Harold Switzgable
  • Patent number: 5272840
    Abstract: A gate is provided for use as a closure device within a doorway and includes an L-shaped frame member which may be positioned in stationary relationship to the doorway and a panel member which is pivotally mounted to the frame member. The panel member carries a latching mechanism including a latch for engaging a lower horizontal extension of the frame member to prevent pivotal movement of the panel portion. In addition, a contact member is provided for contacting a surface of the doorway when the latch member is engaged with the frame. A release lever is provided for moving the contact member out of engagement to allow pivotal movement of the panel relative to the frame. A locking member is provided for preventing operation of the lever such that the locking member must be operated simultaneously with the lever in order to release the contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Gerry Baby Products Company
    Inventors: Roy E. Knoedler, T. Brent Freese, Robert M. Parker, Joseph E. Janicke
  • Patent number: 4831777
    Abstract: Adjustable width doorway safety gate apparatus comprising two gate segments, one segment of which is laterally slidable on the other or hinged gate half segment, and the gate half segments having tongues and grooves and held in lateral sliding position by means of double headed pins extending through slots in top and bottom bar sections and spring section latch means of stiffly flexible plastic material to lock the gates in adjusted width and the gate is mounted on hinges of downward pointing hinge pin fitting in hinge pin socket and the hinge pin sockets attached to a face plate assembled of two sections one having slits and the other section having offset fingers and the fingers fitting in the slits and side wings on face plate with adjusting screws in the side wings of the face plate to attach the face plate to a doorway pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Nu-Line Industries Co.
    Inventor: Stanley A. Johnson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4783111
    Abstract: A pair of visor mounting brackets include spring clips which cooperate with the pivot axles of a visor to selectively urge the visor toward a raised stored position and hold it in such position. The visor in a preferred embodiment includes a pair of panels with a first panel mounted to the brackets to be spring-actuated to a raised stored position and a second panel slidably mounted to the first panel by interlocking arms which permit the second panel to be extended from either side of the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Assignee: Prince Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald L. Hemmeke, Scott A. Spykerman
  • Patent number: 4749018
    Abstract: A sectional door, for buildings and the like, includes panel-like sections that are hingedly or pivotably connected to one another. The hinge joints that provide the pivotal connection have securing plates or brackets that extend around the pivot or hinge pin. In order to be able to effect a rapid and reliable securing of the hinge joints at any desired location along the edges of the sections, the edges of the sections that are to be connected are inventively provided with longitudinally extending slots for receiving the brackets. In addition, these edges are provided with longitudinally extending, groove-like recesses that proceed from the slots. Arresting members that cooperate with the brackets extend into the recesses. The recesses have a semicircular cross-sectional shape, and the arresting members have a spherical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Inventor: Kurt Alten
  • Patent number: 4492263
    Abstract: An infant security door gate is adapted for releasable disposition between opposed sides of a doorway and comprises upper and lower expansible support bars which are telescopingly adjustable to conform to the space between the sides and at the same time are spring-loaded so as to yieldingly engage the sides under spring tension at any adjusted position, and a pair of complementary slidably interfitting panels are arranged for adjustable disposition on separate telescoping portions of the support bars so as to follow the expansion and contraction of the support bars to substantially close the opening between opposite sides. The panels are characterized by being of corresponding construction and having complementary slidably interconnecting portions for ease of adjustment, or expansion and contraction, in following the telescoping movement of the support bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1985
    Assignee: Gerico, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert W. Gebhard