Pivot Axis Moves Along Guide Patents (Class 49/260)
  • Patent number: 10851572
    Abstract: Sliding fenestration systems that compensate for changes in opening height after installation and methods of installing such sliding fenestration systems are described herein. The head track of a sliding fenestration system moves vertically relative to the bottom of the building opening to compensate for changes in building opening height while still maintaining lateral support for the panels in the sliding fenestration system by virtue of a direct connection between the head track and the top of the building opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: John Scott Flynn
  • Patent number: 9115531
    Abstract: A covering of a building opening includes a rail, a first sash, and a second sash. The rail has a first end and a second end at opposite ends, wherein the rail is straight from the first end to the second end. The first sash is connected to a first axle, wherein the first axle is adjacent to the first end of the rail. The second sash is hinged with the first sash, and connected to a second axle, wherein the second axle is engaged with the rail to reciprocate along the rail. The first axle is not on a moving path of the second axle, nor an extending line of the moving path of the second axle. The covering further includes an adjustable assembly for adjusting a vertical position and a horizontal position of the first sash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: NIEN MADE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 8769873
    Abstract: A casement window with multi-angle window sash includes a window frame (2) and a window sash (5). The window sash (5) is connected with the window frame (2) by a window hinge mechanical structure and a locking mechanism (7), wherein the mechanical structure of the window hinge includes a quadrilateral link mechanism (4), a movable sliding block (10), a gear (9), and a hinge seat (3); the locking mechanism (7) includes a screw rod (75) with an axial plane (78) and a thread (77). The screw rod (75) realizes the locking of the window sash (5) by meshing the thread (77) with the gear (9), and realizes the opening and closing of the window sash (5) by the axial plane (78). The casement window is simple in structure, low in cost, convenient to install and use, and provides high safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen Qichuangmei Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Lin Feng, Hoichi Leung, Lok Shun Leung
  • Patent number: 8733021
    Abstract: A casement window unit including a fixed frame (2); a movable sash (3) connected to the fixed frame by a pair of hinged members (4, 5) joined to respective members of the fixed frame and of the sash so as to allow the movable sash to move between a closed position, where the fixed frame and the sash are in contact with each other, and an open position, where at least one stile (3c) of the sash is at a certain distance from the fixed frame towards the outside of the room where the window unit (1) is installed, and vice versa; and a movement arm (7) acting on the sash in such a way that it moves the sash from the closed position to the open position, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: GSG International S.p.A.
    Inventor: Marco Lambertini
  • Patent number: 8707621
    Abstract: A window assembly including a frame having an interior portion with an inner surface, and a sash having an interior portion and an exterior portion. The window assembly includes an operational mode and a wash mode. In the operational mode, the sash is movable from a closed position to a position in which the sash is generally perpendicular with the frame. In the wash mode, the sash is movable to a position where the exterior of the sash faces toward the interior frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Marvin Lumber and Cedar Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Curtis, Gregory J. Vetter
  • Publication number: 20130318874
    Abstract: A household appliance including a non-adjustable first door, an adjustable second door, and an adjustable third door. The non-adjustable first door provides a reference point for adjusting each of the second door and the third door. A first adjustment device adjusts the second door in a vertical direction until one of a handle and a top edge of the non-adjustable first door and the second door are aligned at a same height. A second adjustment device adjusts the third door in a horizontal direction such that a first gap between the third door and the second door is equal to a second gap between the non-adjustable first door and the second door, and adjusts the third door in the first direction such that the third door is level and a bottom edge of the third door is aligned with a bottom edge of the second door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryan DeLozier, Samuel Harward, Rose Marie Parker
  • Patent number: 8555548
    Abstract: A window operating system for casement and awning windows has two actuators that are connected to be controlled by one crank to operate simultaneously. The system is modular and the crank is preferably part of a crank assembly that is a separate component from the actuators. In a further embodiment, the operating system has at least one actuator with a crank assembly to operate the actuator being located at a different location on a window frame from the actuator. With a modular system, there are numerous variations for location and number of locks and the location of the crank assembly as well as other components. The system still further describes a lock for a window operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory George Carter
  • Publication number: 20130249373
    Abstract: A domestic refrigerator includes a door operable to pivot about an axis of rotation, a cam plate coupled to the door that includes a first cam surface, and a coupler body having a second cam surface engaged with the first cam surface. The coupler body has an inner wall that defines an aperture and includes a pair of substantially planar surfaces. A hinge pin defines the axis of rotation and has an upper end positioned in the aperture of the coupler body. The upper end includes a pair of substantially planar surfaces engaged with the pair of substantially planar surfaces of the coupler body to prevent rotation of the coupler body about the axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: ERIC D. LIVELY, JULIE A. MANN, DARYL LEE REUTER
  • Patent number: 8484898
    Abstract: A natural ventilation apparatus 1 includes a window frame 2 which is installed in a building; a framed panel 4 disposed in an opening portion 3 defined by the window frame 2; and opening/closing means 5 for opening and closing the opening portion 3 on the basis of an air current. The opening portion 3 is adapted to be opened by the opening portion opening movement of the framed panel 4 moving toward a building exterior 7 side, and to be closed by the opening portion closing movement of the framed panel 4 moving toward a building interior 8 side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Oiles Corporation
    Inventor: Mamoru Ohishi
  • Patent number: 8482906
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the field of environmentally sealed casings for protection of electronic or other devices. More particularly, the present invention relates to enclosures for protecting LCD panels from the harsh environments in which they are sometimes used. In an embodiment, the present invention provides a harsh environment LCD enclosure comprising: a casing with an interior for protecting an LCD panel; a door for accessing the interior of the casing; a compression gasket assembly for sealing together the door and casing; an actuator for opening and closing the door; and a hinge assembly disposed entirely within the interior of the casing and operably configured to provide for rotational and linear movement of the door relative to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: CCS-Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Farley, Jr., William A. Peeples
  • Patent number: 8434265
    Abstract: A window operator moves a sash between an open and closed position. The window operator includes a track member and a sliding member. A gear member has a second end adapted and configured to be operatively connected to the window sash and a first end has a plurality of radially spaced gear members. A rack member is positioned proximate the track and is positioned to engage the gear teeth. One of the gear members and rack member is operatively connected to the sliding member. The other is positioned proximate the track and has no longitudinal movement relative to the track. A drive member is connected to the sliding member, wherein actuation of the drive member moves the sliding member longitudinally and causes the gear teeth to engage the track, thereby resulting in rotational movement of a gear member to move the sash between an open and closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventors: Frank W. Campbell, John J. Micinski
  • Publication number: 20130098407
    Abstract: An instrument reprocessor is disclosed. The instrument reprocessor includes a basin having a rim located in an inclined plane forming an acute angle with respect to a horizontal plane. At least one nozzle is disposed in a plane substantially parallel to the inclined plane. The at least one nozzle is configured to discharge a stream into the basin in a direction substantially parallel to the inclined plane. A lid assembly is also disclosed. The lid assembly may cover the basin in a close configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Timothy J. Perlman, Sungwook Yang, Robert P. Michaloski
  • Patent number: 8356728
    Abstract: In one example, a rotatable top shell is provided for an example optoelectronic device. The rotatable top shell includes a body defining a curved tongue on one end. The tongue is configured to rotate about a complimenting curved mating surface of a bottom shell of the optoelectronic device to allow the body to rotate between an open position and a closed position. The rotatable top shell further includes means for securing the rotatable top shell relative to the bottom shell. The means for securing the rotatable top shell may include one or more of: a plurality of nubs defined along at least one edge of the body, a hole defined in the body for receiving a retention pin of the bottom shell, two sides for being received within a main cavity of the bottom shell, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Finisar Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Moore, Daehwan Daniel Kim, Gary Dean Sasser
  • Publication number: 20120297680
    Abstract: A door including a door frame unit, a door leaf, a door closer system and hinges is provided. A sliding groove is opening formed on a top surface or a bottom surface of the door leaf. The door closer system is assembled to the door leaf and the door beam of the door frame (or embedded in the ground). The door closer has a sliding arm, and the sliding arm has a front end pivoted to the sliding groove of the door leaf, and a rear end connected to the door closer. Through the combination of the door closer with the door frame and the door leaf, the door leaf may rotate outward completely or inward with respect to the door columns. Therefore, the elastic stroke and oil pressure efficacy of the door closer is effectively used, to ensure that the door leaf to return to the close state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Hsing-Hua KUAN
  • Patent number: 8225460
    Abstract: A vehicle door hinge assembly includes a first hinge supported to pivot about a first axis, a guide surface, a door located at a side of the vehicle, a bracket to which the door is secured, supported to pivot about the first axis and a second axis and including a follower engaged with the guild surface, and a strut secured to the bracket that extends as the bracket pivots toward an open position and retracts as the bracket pivots toward a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Joel S. Hooton, Armand J. Ybarra, Raymond L Wojdacki, Jr., Douglas J Amick, Samer J Mona
  • Publication number: 20120144748
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for controlling a breakaway feature in a sliding door. The sliding door can be mounted in a doorway on a door hanger. The door is typically attached at one end using a hinge mechanism and maintained in planar alignment with the doorframe by a controllable mechanism such as an electromagnetic shear lock. An activation switch, such as a push-bar switch, initiates a delayed egress sequence that disengages the shear lock by controlling an energizing current in a magnet. When the shear lock is disengaged, the door can swing on the hinged mechanism. The delayed egress sequence can include one or more delays prior to disengaging the shear lock. Override signals can inhibit or force disengagement of the shear lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Robert Ranaudo, Prasad Anand Sahasrabudhe
  • Publication number: 20120090243
    Abstract: A sunroof is adapted to cover openings A obtained in a structure S, including a roof structure 1 and at least one or more covering portions 2, which are adapted to coat at least one portion of the opening A; at least one cam mechanism, at least one lever mechanism and at least one actuator 3, co-operating with one another, which are adapted to move at least one covering portion 2. The sunroof can perform at least one overturning movement of the at least one covering portion, so as to uncover a portion of the opening A equal to the area of the at least one covering portion 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: WEBASTO S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luca Ferragatta
  • Patent number: 8099904
    Abstract: A mechanism for the installment of a door or other similar closure having a rotational-sliding movement, of the type comprising the following elements to associate to a shutter: first pivot means defining a first vertical axis for the pivoting of a shutter, in a substantially central region thereof, to translation means arranged so as to slide in a corresponding guide associated to the upper strut of a frame of a door; second pivot means with an axis parallel to the axis of the first pivot means, for the pivoting of two arms, a first upper one and a second lower one, that are both pivoted with one of their ends to the frame of the door or closure in proximity to a jamb to define a second rotation axis, and have the opposite ends reciprocally rigidly coupled by means of a rod, defining a third rotation axis interposed between the first axis and the second axis, passing through the shutter in the direction of the height thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Sandro Saccon
  • Patent number: 8046954
    Abstract: A window assembly including a frame having an interior portion with an inner surface, and a sash having an interior portion and an exterior portion. The window assembly includes an operational mode and a wash mode. In the operational mode, the sash is movable from a closed position to a position in which the sash is generally perpendicular with the frame. In the wash mode, the sash is movable to a position where the exterior of the sash faces toward the interior frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignees: Marvin Lumber and Cedar Company, Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Curtis, Gregory J. Vetter
  • Patent number: 7997028
    Abstract: An internal swivel door for an aircraft compartment. A door frame for entering the compartment includes a horizontal element and at least one door leaf which is mounted inside the door frame wherein the door leaf is turned about a vertical door rotational axis. The vertical door rotational axis is moved in parallel along a predetermined local curve. In order to take up less space during opening and closing of the door and to be able to operate the door with the least possible force, the door has a rotary sliding joint between the door leaf and the horizontal element. The door leaf has a rotational movement about a momentary rotational axis running through the rotary sliding joint wherein the momentary rotational axis is moved in parallel both in relation to the horizontal element and the door leaf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Holst
  • Publication number: 20110126465
    Abstract: A side hung and bottom hung double-opening window includes a first casement, a handle, a first top-link hinge and a first down hinge, a first angle-turning device, a second casement, a second top-link hinge and a second down hinge, a second angle-turning device, a latch block, a sliding piece, and a latch piece. The window can realize side hung and bottom hung double-opening, thus providing the user with other options to open it. Furthermore, the window has a smaller size and a higher reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: GUANGDONG KIN LONG HARDWARE PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: BAOKUN BAI
  • Publication number: 20110094161
    Abstract: A sliding panel structure. The sliding panel structure includes a frame having an upper support track and a lower guide rail. At least one sliding panel is connected between the upper support track and the lower guide rail. The sliding panel includes a sliding panel pivot axis and an extension for riding in the lower guide rail. The extension prevents undesired pivoting of the sliding panel about the sliding panel pivot axis. A mutual attraction device is connected between the sliding panel and the frame with a first mutual attraction part connected to the frame and the second mutual attraction part connected to the sliding panel. A fulcrum is utilized for tilting the sliding panel whenever the first mutual attraction part engages the second mutual attraction part. The tilting of the sliding panel causes the extension to disengage the lower guide rail which allows the sliding panel to pivot about the sliding panel pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Alan Rees
  • Publication number: 20110041408
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system intended to enable the translational movement of sliding doors and to actuate the blocking of same, whereby blocking means (14) can be actuated in a sequential and synchronised manner at the end of the translational movement of the doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Alberto López Saez, José Luis Cortizo Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20110010998
    Abstract: A simultaneous movement system for a vehicle door is provided. The system includes a simultaneous movement system comprising first and second primary hinge arms, first and second secondary hinge arms, primary and secondary rails and guide track. The second primary hinge arm and the second secondary hinge arm are pivotally mounted to a vehicle body structure on one end and are pivotally mounted to a primary slide and a secondary slide at the other ends respectively. The first primary hinge arm includes a guide track region and a rail region. The primary rail receives a primary slide. The secondary rail receives a secondary slide. The guide track receive the guide track region of the primary hinge arm thereby allowing the primary hinge arm to travel along both the guide track and the primary rail simultaneously through the guide track region and the rail region of the primary hinge arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Adrian Elliott, Jason Falenski, David Lechkun, Craig Blust
  • Patent number: 7770330
    Abstract: A method of opening an appliance door includes translating the door up and away from a unit so as to clear a lower edge of a physical constraint, thus allowing for gaps to be minimized, further translating the appliance door out so that its handle would not make contact with an adjacent door should the adjacent door be closed or opened while the appliance door is opened, thus allowing the appliance door to be lowered when the same is fully opened in order to increase the usable height and to reduce the gaps below and above the appliance door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Justin T. Brown, Brian Henninger, Philip Ames Barber, Vern Alden Neal
  • Publication number: 20100107499
    Abstract: A door configuration (1a, 1b) comprising a door (6a, 6b) for opening and closing an access (4), wherein the door (6a, 6b) can be pivoted about an axis S relative to a main frame (9) of the door configuration (1a, 1b), wherein the door (6a, 6b) has a sliding door (10a, 10b) that is disposed on a casement (7a, 7b) of the door (6a, 6b) such that it can be displaced in a direction V, and wherein the casement (7a, 7b) can be pivoted about the axis S relative to the main frame (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Bruker AXS GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Kuhnmuench
  • Patent number: 7581351
    Abstract: A speed barrier includes a heavy lower barrier and a lighter upper gate. The barrier and gate may normally be positioned to allow or to restrict passing of vehicles. The barrier is configured to receive and survive the main impact of a vehicle attempting to ram through the speed barrier. The gate and barrier are coupled to allow an extension or a retraction of the gate and barrier in unison. The barrier and gate are supported by left and right columns, and an upper end of the gate is supported by the columns when the gate and barrier are extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Christopher Lewis
  • Publication number: 20090199481
    Abstract: A door-mounting system facilitates mounting of one or more closed doors in a fashion which facilitates substantially full-access to the closet. The mounting system includes upper and lower mounting plates which each define first and second guide tracks, with upper and lower pairs of guide members, operatively connecting the associated door to the guide tracks, mounting the door for generally arcuate movement with respect to the door opening. The system includes an arrangement by which the guide members can be selectively positioned to selectively vary the degree to which the door projects through and into the associated closet of the like, thus facilitating use of the present system in those applications which may include a relatively shallow closet or like enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Richard G. Kluge
  • Patent number: 7566084
    Abstract: A lid opening-closing mechanism of a container device for a vehicle, including: a container device body provided in a vehicle interior of a vehicle; a lid attached freely openable and closable to the container device body; an elastic member interposed and provided between the container device body and the lid configured to bias the lid in an opening direction and a closing direction of the lid with biasing force; and a bidirectional damper attached to the container device body configured to attenuate the biasing force of the elastic member with attenuating force, wherein the elastic member includes a reversal spring in which biasing directions of the biasing force are reversible based on a reversal point in which one of the biasing directions is in the closing direction of the lid in a closed side of the lid of the reversal point and in which the other of the biasing directions is in the opening direction of the lid in an open side of the lid of the reversal point, and wherein the bidirectional damper include
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventor: Masami Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 7506474
    Abstract: A cam mechanism has different portions thereof arranged on a main unit, which may be a refrigerator, and on a door. When the door is closed, a hinge pin is locked at one end of a hinge groove, keeping the cam mechanism in a first locked position. As the door is opened, the hinge pin is guided by the hinge groove and a guide pin is guided by a guide groove, permitting the door to rotate and slide. Thus, the hinge pin is locked at the other end of the hinge groove, bringing the cam mechanism to a second locked position. A boss slides on a rib and thereby maintains the second locked position, permitting the door to rotate about the hinge pin. This structure helps realize a door opening/closing mechanism with enhanced operability at reduced cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Itsuo Fujibayashi
  • Publication number: 20090071075
    Abstract: A door hinge for a door mounted on a cabinet in such a way that it can pivot open. A displacement mechanism is installed in the hinge to allow the door to be simultaneously lifted from the frame of the cabinet during a pivoting movement of the door into an open position. The displacement mechanism includes a slide displaceably disposed in a hinge housing secured to the cabinet frame and carrying the door via a mounting element mounted in the door, and a runner integrated in the slide and moveable relative thereto, the runner being connected to the mounting element. A glide layer, made of wear-resistant material having a gliding capability, is disposed between those surfaces of the hinge housing and/or of the slide and/or of the runner that respectively slide against one another during displacement of the slide in the hinge housing and of the runner relative to the slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Rainer Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20090044453
    Abstract: Overhead door assemblies having both interlocking and releasable guide assemblies, and guide track assemblies for use with same are disclosed herein. An overhead door track configured in accordance with an embodiment of the invention includes a first side portion spaced apart from a second side portion to define a channel or gap region therebetween. The first side portion has a first guide surface and a first retention surface. Similarly, the second side portion has a second guide surface and a second retention surface. In this embodiment, the first and second guide surfaces diverge outwardly from the gap region in a first direction, and the first and second retention surfaces diverge inwardly from the gap region in a second direction, opposite the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: 4Front Engineered Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael M. Meichtry
  • Publication number: 20090044454
    Abstract: Overhead door assemblies having both interlocking and releasable guide assemblies, and multi-piece guide track assemblies for use with same are disclosed herein. An overhead door track configured in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes a first side portion formed from a first piece of material and a second side portion formed from a second piece of material. The first side portion has a first guide surface and a first retention surface. The second side portion has a second guide surface and a second retention surface. In one aspect of this embodiment, the first side portion is joined to the second side portion to define an open channel or gap region therebetween. The first and second guide surfaces extend from the gap region toward a first direction, and the first and second retention surfaces diverge from the gap region toward a second direction, opposite to the first direction. The first and second retention surfaces can be configured to movably retain a door guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: 4Front Engineered Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael M. Meichtry
  • Patent number: 7484331
    Abstract: A panel movement system including top and bottom rails having racks with registration teeth along their lengths; top and bottom rail attachments movably attached to respective ones of the rails for lateral movement along lengths of the rails; and a gear movement synchronization system. Each rail attachment includes a rotatable gear engaging the registration teeth on respective ones of the rails. The gear movement synchronization system connects the rotatable gear of the top rail attachment to the rotatable gear of the bottom rail attachment such that the top and bottom rail attachments move along the rails in unison. The top and bottom rail attachments are adapted to have a panel connected therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Inventor: Samir aziz El Jalkh
  • Patent number: 7481026
    Abstract: A new and improved window assembly includes a window frame, and a window sash having an open-tilted and a closed position. The window sash has pivot pins that engage kidney shaped receptacles located on the window frame. The kidney shaped receptacles permit movement of the window sash into the open-tilted or closed position. The design of the present invention minimizes the parts needed to assemble the window assembly making such a window assembly cheaper to manufacture and easier to assemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: BB Plastics, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Arthur Silverman
  • Patent number: 7121042
    Abstract: A door assembly providing an airtight seal for a chamber. The door assembly includes a link assembly that allows a door to move inward toward a gasket sealing an opening into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: STERIS Inc.
    Inventors: Maxime Robert, Louis Martineau
  • Patent number: 7120375
    Abstract: A housing assembly includes a housing having an access opening and a cover movable between a closed position wherein the cover generally covers the access opening and an open position wherein the cover generally does not cover the access opening. The assembly further includes a protrusion located on one of the housing or the cover, and a track located on the other one of the housing or the cover. The protrusion is slidably received in the track, and the track forms a generally closed loop shape such that the protrusion slides in the track when the cover is moved between the open and the closed positions. Additionally ramps may be provided on portions of the track to provide user feed back and to inhibit reverse motion of the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Lawrence Ransom, Brandon Sung-Hawn Song
  • Patent number: 6973753
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a sliding door system with at least one automatically driven sliding leaf, which is guided on a traveling carriage and a support profile, where the drive and a runway rail are mounted in a housing above the sliding leaf, and where the sliding leaf can be swung open if necessary in the outward direction around a vertical axis. To create a sliding door system which ensures a reliable and effective sealing function, especially with respect to smoke and fire, which is suitable for use in escape and rescue routes, and which can be used anywhere, regardless of the structural conditions, the sliding leaf, when in the closed position, has sealing-devices, which are active at all times, on all horizontal and vertical edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Dorma GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Arne Liebscher
  • Patent number: 6851743
    Abstract: An apparatus for. A slide mechanism for a door and structural member assembly, the slide mechanism including a frame, a door carrier movably secured to the frame, a door and structural member such as a B-pillar at least partially supported by the door carrier, a slide mechanism that permits the B-pillar and the door to be moved along the door carrier without detaching from the vehicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Toto Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael George, James A. O'Brien, II
  • Patent number: 6804913
    Abstract: A double-paned, side-by-side sash window has two sashes that independently slide and pivot to present differently sized openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: The Kewanee Corporation
    Inventor: Frederick L. Pipin
  • Publication number: 20040177557
    Abstract: A retractable cover apparatus for use with an open-top bin is disclosed and comprises a cover and a support. The cover includes a cover portion and one or more carriage portions. Each carriage portion includes a pair of spaced-apart rollers rotatably mounted to said cover portion. The support defines a bifurcated track which permits constrained movement of said rollers in a manner which provides for movement of said cover between a sheltering position and an upwardly tilted open position; and between the sheltering position and a sealed position, relatively lower than the sheltering position. At the sheltering position, the cover overlies said open top when said bin is operatively disposed therebeneath; at the open position, the cover permits loading into said bin when said bin is operatively positioned; and at the sealed position, the cover is adapted to substantially seal said open top against the infiltration of atmospheric precipitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Alois Reissler
  • Patent number: 6695165
    Abstract: A door device for opening and closing an opening of a collecting case includes a door body for opening and closing the opening. A first hinge and a second hinge are disposed at one side of the door body at a predetermined distance from each other. A first guide rail is disposed at an interior wall of the collecting case for a predetermined length for guiding the door body to slide into and out from the collecting case by guiding the first hinge to move inwardly and outwardly with respect to the collecting case when the door is opened and closed; and a second guide rail is disposed at an interior wall of the collecting case for a predetermined length for guiding the second hinge to simultaneously rotate when the door body slides into and out from the collecting case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-hoo Park
  • Publication number: 20030226316
    Abstract: A double-paned, side-by-side sash window has two sashes that independently slide and pivot to present differently sized openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventor: Frederick L. Pipin
  • Patent number: 6604327
    Abstract: A retractable trackless spa enclosure includes at least two sections, a first section being slightly smaller than a second section. The first section may be retracted into the second section in reverse telescoping fashion. Both sections are mounted on wheels so that the spa may be more easily moved. Both sections of the enclosure may also include a sliding door for access/egress. In addition, the front end panel of the front section is pivotally mounted on rollers that move within a track. The pivotal mounting allows the front end panel to be rotated in its frame, so that it can be moved to a position horizontal to the ground, thereby providing sufficient clearance for the enclosure to pass over the spa. When the enclosure is retracted, the front end panel can be moved to a position adjacent the end wall of the rear section, so that an open-ended alcove is formed. The frame of the structure is formed from extruded aluminum, and is therefore very lightweight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Ameracover Pool Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventor: Jim Reville
  • Patent number: 6526695
    Abstract: A sliding door assembly comprises a frame assembly, a sliding panel carrier, and a sliding panel mounted to the sliding panel carrier. The sliding panel carrier is mounted to the frame assembly for generally rectilinear movement to enable movement of the sliding panel between a closed position and an open position. The sliding panel carrier has a pivot pin receiving opening. A door controlling unit moves the sliding panel carrier in a generally rectilinear manner between the open and closed positions. The sliding panel has a mounting bracket mounted to the top rail thereof. The bracket includes a pivot pin that moves between extended and retracted positions. The sliding panel is mounted to the sliding panel carrier by inserting the pivot pin into the pivot pin receiving opening. As a result, the sliding panel can swing relative to the frame assembly through a breakout movement from a normal, non-breakout position to a breakout position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventor: Quan H. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20030014920
    Abstract: The invention discloses a window with multi-way for opening, which can be in pull/push and opened outwards even in pull/push process through elements like sliding pipes etc. There are frame assembly and sash assembly. Each horizontal frame has a cavity with an opening, a guide track for sliding mounted on the bottom slab, and a pair of subsidiary guide tracks provided on the side slabs. Several roller devices are arranged along sliding pipe assembly and matched with the guide track and subsidiary guide track of the horizontal frame. Therefore, the sliding pipe assembly can be moved along the horizontal frame. Furthermore, a hinge assembly fastened to the sliding pipe is provided in one of the stile of sash assembly to be used for supporting rotation of the sash assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventor: Zhongxuan Lu
  • Patent number: 6470627
    Abstract: A guiding structure for a moving member includes a cam groove provided in a fixed member, a shaft inserted into the cam groove and attached to a moving member, and a collar provided on the shaft to be rotated around the shaft while slidably contacting groove walls of the cam groove. Thus, without applying a lubricant to the shaft and the cam groove, the shaft can be guided with less frictional resistance with respect to the cam groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro Fukuo
  • Patent number: 6182952
    Abstract: A drive system for trunk doors, engine hoods, hatchbacks (12), doors or the like of vehicles in particular motor vehicles comprising at least one hinge (1, 2, 3, 4) and a power spring, for instance a pneumatic spring (5) assisting the opening motion. The invention provides a mechanism shifting the direction of action of the pneumatic spring (5) to attain rapid, automatic opening of the hatchback (12) following its unlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Kuster & Co. GmbH
    Inventor: Carmelo Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 6161336
    Abstract: A hinged and sliding door assembly for vehicles includes a door surround defining an opening, a door configured for mating with the door surround, and a hinge-and-slide mechanism for supporting, and defining movement of, the door relative to the surround. The hinge-and-slide mechanism has an intermediate element connected to the door by a hinge structure which defines an axis of rotation about which the door rotates relative to the intermediate element. A slide mechanism, associated with the intermediate element and the surround, is configured to define a slide path of the intermediate element relative to the surround. The slide mechanism is further configured to support the intermediate element such that this axis maintains a substantially constant orientation relative to the surround, thereby supporting the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Inventor: Amir Ziv-Av
  • Patent number: 6058665
    Abstract: A door and doorway construction includes a doorway structure having a lock jamb, a hinge jamb, and a header defining a doorway opening. An adjustable door is constructed to fit mateably into the doorway opening. The doorway structure includes an overhead expressway construction configured to structurally support a weight of the door and further adapted to carry utilities over the doorway opening. The doorway structure is vertically adjustable to align the expressway construction with adjacent wall units, which results in size changes in the doorway opening, and the door is adjustable to define an adjustable vertical height shaped to fill the doorway opening despite the size changes. In one form the door is pivoted to the doorway structure with hinges located above and below the door and at a centerline of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Halvorson, Jr., James H. Davies, Peter J. Schauer