Hinged Patents (Class 217/57)
  • Patent number: 10336454
    Abstract: A bucket for use with an aircraft storage bin that includes a bottom and first and second opposing side walls extending upwardly from the bottom. The first and second side walls each include a top edge. The first side wall includes a first slot that is open to the top edge of the first side wall and is configured to receive a first pivot axle therein, and the second side wall includes a second slot that is open to the top edge of the second side wall and is configured to receive a second pivot axle therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: C&D ZODIAC, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Savian
  • Patent number: 10180193
    Abstract: A pressure relief device is disclosed. The pressure relief device may take the form of a “butterfly” vent, including paired burst panels or blow-out portions that are configured to open in a manner similar to a butterfly flapping its wings. Upon opening, the paired burst panels may contact each other, thereby absorbing kinetic energy. The burst panels may be positioned within a frame or may be formed or cut from a single sheet. A cord may be provided between the burst panels to retain the burst panels and/or ensure that the burst panels open substantially simultaneously. The pressure relief device also may include an activation mechanism to control the opening of the burst panels, one or more hinge members, and/or a braking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: BS&B Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Steven Farwell, Geoffrey Brazier
  • Patent number: 10076098
    Abstract: An animal litter box has a transverse direction, a longitudinal direction and a vertical direction and includes a lower container having an opening at an upper end thereof and allocated on the lower side, an upper side cover allocated above the lower container and a liquid passable litter tray interposed between the upper side cover and the lower container and cooperating with the lower container to close the opening. The lower container has an excrement tray provided so as to be manually movable in the longitudinal direction between a put-in position at which the excrement tray is set within the receiving space below the liquid passable litter tray and a drawn out position outside the receiving space and an end opening through which the excrement tray is put into or drawn out from the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Matsuo, Tatsuya Sogou
  • Patent number: 9682390
    Abstract: A dispenser for a consumable product having a backplate for mounting to a wall and a cover member pivotably mounted to the backplate for relative pivotal movement between a closed position and an open position. The cover member carrying a journal rod disposed about an axis. A movable member coupled to the backplate for relative vertical sliding movement between a lower first position and a higher second position. The backplate carrying at a lower end of the backplate a complementary second journal bearing portion open downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 9409708
    Abstract: A container has a base plate and front and rear and side walls. A lid with a hinge is located above the front and rear and side walls. A pivot bar is attached to the lid. The pivot bar has a long extent and a short extent attached to the lid. An actuation assembly is coupled to the container and includes a lower component and a pedal secured to the lower component. The pedal is adapted to be depressed to move the lower component. An upper component is secured to the lower component for reciprocating movement in a plane parallel with the rear wall. A line has a lower end coupled to the upper component and an upper end coupled to the pivot bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: Gerald W. Watts
  • Patent number: 9303420
    Abstract: A portable restroom system that includes: a utilities trunk; a waste water holding tank; and a plurality of restroom units. The utilities trunk and the waste water holding tank each extend through each one of the plurality of restroom units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Peter van der Linde
  • Patent number: 7510097
    Abstract: A collapsible box with a pair of opposed, hinged sidewalls in which a lightweight frame structure holds the sidewall in a vertical orientation during assembly and provides load-bearing strength. The frame structure and sidewalls fold over one another, and lie substantially flat, when said box is collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Inventors: Martin Spindel, Nadine Cino
  • Patent number: 7267316
    Abstract: A brace is provided so as to be able to maintain the open position of a lid of a keyboard musical instrument (grand piano), is able to rotate between an erect position that maintains an open position of lid and a collapsed position, and is able to be self-standing in the erect position. A position regulating section is provided between brace and body of grand piano that maintains an angle of rotation of brace at a constant angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi Shirayanagi, Fumiyoshi Furuki
  • Patent number: 5566847
    Abstract: The Electronic Plug Box is an item designed to "free" a person from the constant monitoring of an electronic device (TV, Video Game, Home Computer, etc.) that is being used by others without that person's permission. The plug box allows an electric plug to be locked so that the electronic device is unusable to children or other persons. The plug box makes it unnecessary for the owner to be present or near the equipment to prevent it's use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Inventors: Debra R. Ali, John B. Collier, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4984333
    Abstract: A separable hinge connection comprising a leaf member and a pin means, the leaf member has a first hooked end which with a bridge overlying a body part of the leaf member couples the leaf member to the door and permits predetermined limited movement between the leaf member and the bridge and a second hooked end for releasable engagement with a hinge pin of the pin means, first and second stops on the pin means respectively limit rotational movement of the door and prevent vertical movement of the door for all but the final portion of the door opening movement, first and second restraining means respectively prevent and restrain the second hooked end from disengagement from the hinge pin, the second restraining means has a height above which said leaf member can be raised when the door is in said last portion of the door opening movement thereby allowing the leaf member to pass over the said second restraining means to uncouple the leaf member from the hinge pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Inventor: Ladislav S. Karpisek
  • Patent number: 4867327
    Abstract: A joint for assembling planar members of a knock down chair and a box made from an assembly of interlocking pieces requiring no fasteners is disclosed. The various members can be made from a single sheet of commercially available plywood. When the last planar member is assembled in place the other planar members remain assembled in interlocking relationship preventing unintended disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Inventor: Billy F. Roland
  • Patent number: 4357736
    Abstract: A hinge of separable parts comprising a leaf part adapted to be mounted on a door and a pin part adapted to be mounted on a support from which the door is to be swung. The leaf part includes a body with a hooked end of channel form, a lug on one end of the channel remote from the body and a notch in the same end of the channel adjacent the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Inventor: Ladislav S. Karpisek
  • Patent number: 4212410
    Abstract: A gravity-operated latch permits a secure closure for a cover on a loaded poultry shipping crate. The latch flips open, permitting the cover to open, in a sequence coinciding with the sequence of efficient orientation of the crate as the crate is turned and dumped. At the conclusion of the full 360.degree. dumping operation, the latch is relocked and the crate is ready for reshipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1980
    Assignee: United States Steel Corporation
    Inventor: Herbert W. Galer
  • Patent number: 4180176
    Abstract: A gravity-operated latch permits a secure closure for a cover on a loaded poultry shipping crate. The latch flips open, permitting the cover to open, in a sequence coinciding with the sequence of efficient orientation of the crate as the crate is turned and dumped. At the conclusion of the full 360.degree. dumping operation, the latch is unlocked and the crate is ready for loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: United States Steel Corporation
    Inventor: Herbert W. Galer
  • Patent number: 3993026
    Abstract: A poultry coop is provided that has a full length, half-top, non-bruise loading door. The poultry coop also includes a full-width and length non-bruise self-dumping side door. The poultry coop is especially useful for squeeze lift operations and automatic conveyor and self-dumping operations for poultry handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Inventor: George W. Shreckhise
  • Patent number: 3990400
    Abstract: A poultry coop is provided for use in locations such as plants that are adapted to handle large quantities of poultry. The coop is constructed so that the side door is normally maintained in a closed or latched position, and wherein when the coop is tilted, the weight of the poultry therein will be sufficient to cause the side door to automatically swing open whereby the poultry will be discharged onto a desired area or location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1976
    Inventor: George W. Shreckhise