With Means Mounting Closure For Swinging Patents (Class 49/381)
  • Patent number: 11193316
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for a shower door includes a first panel rotatably connected to a second panel. A first hinge member has a first body portion for attachment to the first panel and a first neck portion, the first hinge member being arranged to allow rotation of the first panel with respect to the second panel about a hinge axis. The first body portion is arranged to be connected to the first panel so as to lie at least partially within a recessed region thereof, such that the hinge axis lies within a footprint of the first panel. The hinge assembly further comprises a second hinge member having a second body portion for attachment to the second panel such that the hinge axis lies outside a footprint of the second panel, and a second neck portion arranged to be rotatably connected to the first neck portion to allow the rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: KOHLER MIRA LIMITED
    Inventors: Scott Davis, Christos Nakos
  • Patent number: 10737272
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection system for connecting an inside environment of a compartment to an environment outside said compartment, said compartment being isolated relative to the outside environment and said connection system, said connection system comprising a blocking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ASEPTIC TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
    Inventors: Patrick Baleriaux, Eric Aelgoet
  • Patent number: 10260267
    Abstract: The invention relates to a furniture hinge comprising a stop element and a hinge cup that is pivotally connected to said stop element by means of an articulated lever, a damper being arranged in a housing and this housing being connected to said hinge cup by means of securing elements. The hinge cup comprises a centring region and a mounting region that has a cup depth less than that of the centring region and, in said mounting region, the housing with the damper is secured to the hinge cup from the outside. This achieves a damped furniture hinge which can be cleaned easily and can be installed quickly on a furniture part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samet Kalip Ve Maden Esya San. Ve Tic. A.S.
    Inventors: Ümit Kirenci, Ertac Capur
  • Patent number: 9441657
    Abstract: A clip for assembling corners of hollow members such as the rails and stiles of an extruded aluminum door. The clip has a double L shape. A portion of the clip inserts into the hollow of a first member and is attached thereto. Another U-shaped portion defining the bottom of the double L extends into the other hollow member for attachment thereto to form a sturdy joint without welding. The first member may have a slot that receives the clip and the clip may be shaped to conform to the internal surfaces of one or both members. Clips may be used at each corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Hooper, Ion-Horatiu Barbulescu, William Ling
  • Publication number: 20150128501
    Abstract: A hinge receiver includes at least one aperture defined by a first wall, and at least two holes defined by second walls. A door includes a substrate and a hinge receiver embedded in the substrate. A method of fabricating a door includes placing at least one hinge receiver in a form, and filling the form with a material. A method of fabricating a hinge receiver includes forming a first ring wall adjacent to two second ring walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Kelly Thomas MURPHY
  • Publication number: 20150101251
    Abstract: A nuclear power door consists of an embedded steel plate, a door frame welded on the embedded steel plate, a pair of hinge devices, a group of door panels, a group of opening and closing devices and a group of bolt devices; the door panels are fixedly arranged within the door frame through the hinge devices; the opening and closing devices are arranged at the upper ends of the door panels, and the bolt devices are arranged in the internal sides of the door panels. The nuclear power door is fire-proof, explosion-proof and bulletproof, and is safe and long in service life, thus, the nuclear power door can be used for nuclear power engineering which is constructed based on new standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: YIXING CITY WANXIANG FIREPROOF DOORS CO., LTD
    Inventor: JunQiang Cui
  • Publication number: 20150068126
    Abstract: A device for a movable furniture part having a first stop part which can be attached to a body and is connected via a joint mechanism to a second stop part which can be attached to the movable furniture part for pivoting of the movable furniture part. A damping device is provided, and includes a damper housing and an inner part which is received on the damper housing, which damper housing and inner part can be moved with respect to one another, and the damper housing or the inner part serving as a contact part which, for the damping operation, comes at least temporarily into contact with a section of the device, which section can be moved during the pivoting of the furniture part. A setting mechanism is provided, by way of which setting of the damping action which is provided by way of the damping device can be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt FORSTER, Georg DOMENIG, Manfred PEER, Cheng JIANG
  • Patent number: 8950118
    Abstract: A gate adjustment system has a bull-nose glide, a flat glide, a plurality of spacers, a gap size gauge, and a gap adjustment wedge. The glides are attached to the latch post and the latch side of a gate opposite one another. As the gate is shut, the bull-nose portion of the bull-nose glide impacts the rounded edge of the flat glide. The two curved surfaces allow the impact force to cause the gate to be lifted and pushed back into alignment. The gap adjustment wedge can be positioned between the top of the latch side and the latch post and pushed downwards into the gap until the gap is uniform from the top to the bottom. The gap size gauge then measures the size of the gap and that measurement is used to determine which of the plurality of spacers should be installed with the glides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Richard P. Kuivila
  • Publication number: 20140373455
    Abstract: A door includes a first door assembly, a second door assembly mounted to the first door assembly, a left hinge, and a right hinge. The first door assembly includes a first panel, a first brace, and a plurality of tabs that extend from the first brace. The second door assembly includes a second panel, a second brace, and a plurality of slots formed in the second brace. The first brace is mounted between a left side flange of the first panel assembly and a right side flange of the first panel assembly. The second brace is mounted between a left side flange of the second panel assembly and a right side flange of the second panel assembly. The plurality of tabs are configured to align with and to slide down into respective ones of the plurality of slots to mount the first door assembly to the second door assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Haft, Colin R. Clerkin, Gerry Lippincott, Brian Wylie, Dan Yokes, Randy Campbell, Curtis Leroy Cruver, IV
  • Publication number: 20140366451
    Abstract: The subject invention provides for a weatherstrip assembly for sealing between a frame and a closure member of a vehicle. The assembly includes a trim portion having a body and a flange extending from the body. The flange is capable of moving between an initial position and a final position. A seal extends from the body for abutting and sealing the closure member. An adhesive is disposed on the body for coupling the trim portion to the frame. The adhesive is disposed opposite the seal such that the seal extends away from the adhesive. A retaining member is selectively mounted to the flange and spaced from the adhesive for selectively engaging the frame to selectively hold the flange in the initial position relative to the frame. The retaining member is removed from the flange while concurrently moving the flange toward the final position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems North American Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Krueger, Howard Boyer, John R. Hollis, Stephen J. Murree
  • Patent number: 8857105
    Abstract: Door systems including racking spacers located between the sill and the door that can be removed after installation and methods of installing the door systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Kelly Hemping, Jesse Baldwin, Korey Gearhart
  • Patent number: 8844202
    Abstract: Disclosed is a latching mechanism for a access door. More specifically, the disclosure relates to an access door that can be pivoted between opened and closed orientations and secured in the open position with the aid of a hold open arm. A latching lever, in turn, pivotally engages the hold open arm to selectively secure the access door in an opened orientation. A grip upon the hold open arm can thereafter be used in conjunction with the latching lever to release the access door and permit it to be closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: U.S.F. Fabrication, Inc.
    Inventors: Osmany M. Carralero, Marvin Ernesto Lopez, Louis S. Slimak
  • Publication number: 20140283454
    Abstract: An expandable shelf is disclosed for use on a door of a refrigerator, cabinet, or other compartment. The expandable shelf includes a flexible member secured along edges thereof to the panel, such as by means of vertical supports positioned on either side of a horizontal support defining a shelf. The expandable shelf may be used to replace a rigid panel secured to the vertical supports and thereby expand the capacity of the shelf. In use items placed on the shelf may deflect the flexible member and the biasing force of the flexible member may retain the items on the shelf notwithstanding the item being only partially supported by the horizontal support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Allyson Marie Willoughby
  • Patent number: 8839561
    Abstract: Provided is a door opening/closing structure in which the attachment/detachment of the door is easy in the rotatably opening/closing door. In the door opening/closing structure, an axial member attached to a door and an axial member attached to an object to which the door is attached are arranged to oppose each other in at least one position of the rotatably fixed door, wherein one of the two axial members comprises a magnet and the other comprises a magnetic body or a magnet which attracts each other with the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Yagiken Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuuichi Yagi, Takahisa Nagamine, Masahiko Horizumi
  • Publication number: 20140230344
    Abstract: A hunting blind including a front wall having an opening therethrough and a multi-position window covering the opening. The multi-position window includes a panel with an elongate aperture covered by a door pivotally connected to the panel. The multi-position window has a first position on the front wall and covering the opening wherein the elongate aperture extends vertically for hunting with a bow. The multi-position window has a second position on the front wall and covering the opening wherein the elongate aperture extends horizontally for hunting with a gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Alan T. CARTER, Eric L. EISHEN
  • Publication number: 20140215923
    Abstract: The hinge has a bracket for mounting on a door frame, an adjusting plate for securement to a door, a flange pivotally mounted on the bracket and disposed over the adjusting plate and captive nut assemblies for securing the flange to the adjusting plate in a releasable longitudinally adjustable manner. Loosening of the captive nut assemblies allows the door to be moved laterally of the frame before tightening of the captive nut assemblies fixes the door relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Brion Gompper
  • Patent number: 8776439
    Abstract: A modular door system is provided including at least one substantially transparent panel and a frame extending about a perimeter of the panel. The frame includes a pair of horizontal frame elements and a pair of vertical frame elements. One vertical frame element is configured to pivot about a pivot axis so that the other vertical frame element is movable between an open and a closed position. The modular door system further includes at least one receptacle disposed in the frame and a first cartridge removably receivable in the receptacle to facilitate pivoting the one vertical frame element about the pivot axis. The first cartridge is replaceable or interchangeable with at least a second cartridge. The cartridges may provide for the modular door system to be post-formation customized to change, add, or remove certain functionalities or features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hill Phoenix, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry C. Howington, Steven O. Stubblefield
  • Publication number: 20140190081
    Abstract: A delivery door may include a frame having a slot, an interior flange and an exterior flange. A panel may be attached to the frame and comprise a closed configuration and an open configuration. A securing device may be connected to the frame and the panel. The securing device may be a remote accessed internet enabled lock assembly. In certain embodiments, the panel may have a handle and a stopper. The panel may also be motorized. The delivery door may include a receptacle attached to the internal flange and the frame. The delivery door may be attached to a cut out portion of the structure. The securing device may be controlled from a wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Samuel Solomon Wanjohi
  • Publication number: 20140165473
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for aligning a cover with an opening in a housing. The apparatus includes at least one hinge member securable to a housing and moveable between open and closed positions about a hinge axis, at least one attachment member for mounting a cover member to the moveable hinge member, and at least one alignment member for guiding the cover member into an aligned position when the cover member is moved with the hinge member towards the closed position, wherein the attachment member is adapted to allow the cover member to move in a perpendicular direction relative to the hinge axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ian M. Denny
  • Publication number: 20140165472
    Abstract: A system for use with a locker door having an upper opening and a lower opening, the system including a strap passed through the upper opening and the lower opening of the locker door. The system further includes a component configured to be releasably coupled to the strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Mead Products LLC
    Inventors: Chelsea F. McLemore, James G. Lee
  • Publication number: 20140150345
    Abstract: A hinge assembly comprising first and second hinge plates mounted for relative rotation about a pivot. The first hinge plate comprises a mount for coupling to a door component and the hinge assembly is arranged to permit a degree of relative linear movement between the second hinge plate and a door component coupled to the mount, independent of the relative rotational position of the first and second hinge plates within their range of relative rotation about the pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Spencer Price
  • Patent number: 8720134
    Abstract: In the method of installing a window arrangement comprising a number of neighboring windows, a support structure including an upstand is first provided. Each window is provided with a plurality of predefined connection points, and windows are placed next to each other. One window is connected with the other and neighboring window at said predefined connection points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventors: Claes Lindgren, Jacob Christian Lund, Niels Adelholm Larsen, Johnny Christian Nygaard Rasmussen, Jacob Lysemose, Brent Møller
  • Patent number: 8720115
    Abstract: The invention relates to a door for a paper shredder, for closing at least one interior that is open to one side and location below a cutting mechanism in the housing of the paper shredder or a similar device, comprising at least one viewing window and hinges for fastening the door to the housing, the door being composed of at least two profiled parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Hermann Schwelling
  • Patent number: 8713853
    Abstract: An adjustable gate has a gate panel, a pivoting plate attached to the gate panel, a mounting plate, and a pivot pin. The pivoting plate and the mounting plate each have a base and two parallel sides attached to the base and each of the parallel sides have a triangular shape and one side is substantially similar in shape to the other side. Each triangular shaped side has an apex and a pivot pin hole near the apex. The pivot pin passes through the pivot pin holes in the side of the pivoting plate and the sides of the mounting plate and connects the pivoting plate to the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: AZEK Building Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Toro
  • Publication number: 20140102008
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating a resealable opening is a locket that includes at least an inner ring and a hatch. The hatch includes a door and a mounting portion, the mounting portion including protrusions and the door being pivotably coupled to the mounting portion. For example, the door may be pivotably coupled to the mounting portion via a two-part hinge. The inner ring includes bosses configured to receive the protrusions, such that when the inner ring and hatch are installed on opposite sides of an item, the protrusions may extend therethrough and be secured within the bosses, thereby securing the locket to an item. A method for creating a resealable opening includes installing the inner ring to a first side of an item, installing the hatch to a second, opposite side of the item, and securing the plurality of protrusions within the plurality of bosses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Mary G. Mastrosimone-Gese
  • Publication number: 20140096449
    Abstract: A swing type garage door has one or more of several features, including a door body rotationally connected to a door frame, the door body having one or more of: a trussing system having vertical and horizontal truss members, the horizontal members having openings through which the vertical members extend to distribute a load on the door body to the door frame in both a vertical and a horizontal direction; first and second sections hingedly connected with a hinge to allow ease in transport; a main door body section and a door load truss section hingedly connected at a bottom of the main door body to provide load trussing when the door is open; and at least one brace rotatably connected to the door body on an interior thereof and rotatable between a first bracing position and a second storage position to brace in high wind loading conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: HI-FOLD DOOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard D. Keller, Damian Keller, Daniel Keller, William Bakalich
  • Publication number: 20140083015
    Abstract: The present invention describes a medical, supply or transfer lock (120) for a pressure vessel (100) for human occupancy. The medical lock (120) includes a body tube (122), an outer door flange (124) and an outer door (140) in sealing face relation with an inside face (125) of the outer door flange (124). In an embodiment, the outer door (124) has upper rollers (146a) and lower rollers (146b). The upper rollers run on a horizontal rail (160) whilst the lower rollers run on a slant rail (170), which is mounted below the horizontal rail (160). The ends of the horizontal and slant rails (160,170) are curved (163, 172) so that weight component of the outer door is generated to assist the outer door to close. When pressure in the medical lock (120) is increased, the outer door of this medical lock (120) becomes self-locking and self-sealing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Advanced Marine Pte Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Bradford
  • Publication number: 20140083014
    Abstract: A low-profile barrier and method of installation is provided including a barrier door located in an opening defined by a frame having a pair of upwardly extending arms connected to a lower cross member. In an un-installed position, the lower cross member has a curvature biasing the upwardly extending arms outward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Bryan DUNN
  • Patent number: 8671618
    Abstract: A product server for holding and displaying food products is disclosed. The product server has a front customer side, a rear employee side and a breath guard. The breath guard comprises a cover on a cabinet of the product server that is moveable between a lowered position covering the food products and a raised position in which the cover serves as a breath guard and allows access to the food products. Upright side panels are provided adjacent opposite ends of the product server. The breath guard extends between the upright side panels as it moves between its raised and lowered positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Duke Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Yingst, Frederick A. Deluca
  • Publication number: 20140062135
    Abstract: A door and method for assembling such door for a vehicle are disclosed. The door may comprise a window having a visual surface area and a frame. The frame may include an outer panel surrounding the window and defining a cavity having a draw depth and a mouth, and an inner panel having a first end and a second end. The inner panel may be joined to the outer panel at an inner coupling disposed at the first end and joined to the outer panel at an outer coupling disposed at the second end of the inner panel. The inner panel may substantially cover the mouth of the cavity. The door may have a door area. The visual surface area of the window may be in the range of about 65 percent to 95 percent of the door area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew James Gielda, Derick Lee Hinderliter, Rajesh Mishra, Thomas Allan Jenne
  • Publication number: 20140007506
    Abstract: A barrier means suitable for use as a child safety gate, said barrier means including hinge means to allow the barrier means to be hingedly moved between a first closed position, wherein access past the barrier means is substantially prevented, and a second open position, wherein access past the barrier means is possible. User actuation means are provided on or associated with said hinge means, and actuation of said user actuation means allows said hinge means to be moved from a first engaged position to a second disengaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Tyler Huang
  • Publication number: 20130300268
    Abstract: A door assembly for an appliance, e.g., a dishwasher appliance, is provided. The door assembly includes an inner door panel and an outer door panel. The inner door panel is secured to the outer door panel with clips. With such a construction, the door assembly can have an aesthetically pleasing appearance to consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Brandon KG Schaefer, Justin Paul Mudd, Suzanne Marie Damaske, Keith Eugene Kropf
  • Patent number: 8556334
    Abstract: A hatch protection system provides protection to personnel against contact with a hatch. In one embodiment, the system includes a hatch protection system for a hatch on a vehicle. The hatch protection system includes a hatch pad. The hatch pad is attached to the hatch. The hatch pad includes a protective padding. The hatch protection system also includes a plurality of brackets. The plurality of brackets is secured to the vehicle and to the hatch pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Black Mountain Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle L. Greenwood, James Buckner, Joshua Price, Matthew Howell, Devin Gerland
  • Patent number: 8556235
    Abstract: A bracket system for forming gate assemblies comprising at least two brace members that are rigidly attached to hinge assemblies. The brace members are adapted to be attached to support members to form two corners of a gate box functioning as the structural portion of the gate assembly. The hinge assemblies are adapted to be rigidly attached to a fence post to allow the gate assembly to pivot relative to the fence post. Gate assemblies of arbitrary height and width can be formed using the bracket system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Boroviak
  • Publication number: 20130227891
    Abstract: A fire shutter for protecting an opening 10, such as a window 12, having one or more (typically two) fire resistant panels 20 and 21. The panels are hinged along a horizontal portion of the opening such that at least one of the panels can be utilised as an awning when open. The panel(s) have an insulating core that typically provides thermal insulation from the elements and increases fire resistance from fires (such as bushfires) to provide a fire rated shutter that meets the highest building fire standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: COX ARCHITECTS PTY LTD
    Inventors: David Leonard Cox, Gregory Donald Chapman
  • Publication number: 20130227890
    Abstract: A door inner panel as automobile parts is manufactured from a tailor welded blank formed from a different thickness steel sheet by means of different thickness connection for connecting different kind steel sheets having different sheet thicknesses. In the tailor welded blank, a weld line of the tailor welded blank includes linear weld line portions and an R-shaped weld line portion through which the linear weld lines are connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshitaka KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 8505168
    Abstract: A non-invasive door bracket assembly that does no damage to the door or the door jam. It utilizes the door jam hinge screws to support the bracket assembly reducing parts and eliminating additional holes in the door and jam, while providing higher load support. This assembly can support a variety of door products but principally a child proof door jam cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Adam C. Chapman
  • Publication number: 20130199096
    Abstract: A barrier system for an internal volume of a kitchen appliance, such as a commercial oven, is provided. The barrier system includes a door pivotably mounted to a housing of an appliance, the housing enclosing an internal volume as well as components associated with controlling an environment within the internal volume. The door is configured to selectively isolate the internal volume of the appliance when in a closed configuration, and to allow access to the internal volume when pivoted away from the closed configuration. The door includes a frame rigidly supporting an outer barrier and an inner barrier spacedly positioned thereon, wherein the outer barrier is rigidly mounted to the frame, and the inner barrier is rigidly mounted to the frame, but is configured to be removable from the door upon removal of a fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: DAVID P. MOYNIHAN, Jonathon D. Ewing, Jiri Rabas, Sean M. Preavy, Kevin L. Griswold, Daniel J. Swayze, Dennis J. Place, Brian C. Mick
  • Publication number: 20130199097
    Abstract: A door and an integrated safety net system for a recreational vehicle having a chassis with a step-through door opening. The door includes a forward end and a rearward end, and a hinge coupled between the rearward end of the door and the chassis of the vehicle. A door panel or upper and lower safety nets are coupled to the door frame forward of the hinge and coupled to the chassis of the vehicle on or rearward of the rearward side of the door opening. The safety net and the door are collectively and cooperatively movable as the rear-hinged door moves to the open position or closed position. The door includes a latch at the forward end of the door to provide one operational step to release or secure the door and the integrated safety nets to the chassis upon ingress or egress of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Arctic Cat Inc.
  • Patent number: 8484901
    Abstract: A hinge set (and associated methodology and resultant hung doors or windows) where the leaf of each hinge sleeved component is, or is to be, leafwise received in, and is, or to be, screwed into, a different cavity, yet allowing aligned sleeve meshing for pin insertion. Its use allows the leaf to be largely concealed even when the doors or windows are open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: John Dawson
  • Publication number: 20130145695
    Abstract: A damping device that includes an arm having a longitudinally extending slot and a cylinder cut-out defined therein, and a damping assembly secured in the cylinder cut-out. The damping assembly includes a cylinder housing with a chamber having a piston and fluid disposed therein. The piston includes a rod with a head on a distal end thereof that extends outside the cylinder housing and into the slot. The damping assembly includes a biasing member extending between the cylinder housing and the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: ANTHONY, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Robert Wach, John Michael Roche, Sesha Madireddi, Raghujit Kunapuli
  • Patent number: 8448382
    Abstract: A device for transferring electrical power between a frame and a closable member such as a door includes a first housing and face plate disposed in an opening in the frame and a second housing and face plate disposed in an opening in the closable member edge. The openings are positioned so that when the closable member is closed the openings are aligned. A hollow elbow assembly is rotatably disposed and secured in each hole. A tube having a pivot guide at each end is rotatably and axially slidable in each elbow assembly. A slot in each elbow assembly allows the tube to pivot. A wire bundle in the tube is connectable to wire leads. Boots may be supplied around the tube/elbow assemblies' junctions to exclude water. Thus, the wire bundle is fully contained within a protective, articulated, armored sheath to prevent wear, chafing, breakage, and vandalism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Securitron Magnalock Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Justus Rodgers, Thomas Edward Roth, Larry Gene Corwin, Jr., Michael A. Webb
  • Publication number: 20130125470
    Abstract: A low-profile barrier and method of installation is provided including a barrier door located in an opening defined by a frame having a pair of upwardly extending arms connected to a lower cross member. In an un-installed position, the lower cross member has a curvature biasing the upwardly extending arms outward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: MUNCHKIN INC.
    Inventor: Steven Bryan DUNN
  • Patent number: 8413382
    Abstract: A second hinge plate supported pivotally on a first hinge plate using a shaft member so as to open and close. In the second hinge plate, a bracket is molded integrally at the upper edge of the end opposite the shaft member. A vertical shaft of a hold-stay rod is loosely fitted into a shaft hole of the bracket so as to move rotationally and slide in a vertical direction. A horizontal shaft of the hold-stay rod is inserted into a guide hole of a guide plate welded to the first hinge plate and slidable, and a stopper is folded and formed at the leading end of the hold-stay rod. The stopper is inserted into an engaging hole by movement from a guide to a receiving plate due to the opening movement of the second hinge plate and can be taken out from the engaging hole by a pushing-up operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar SARL
    Inventors: Ryoji Uto, Keitaro Yokogawa, Takahiro Goto, Shigemi Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20130074412
    Abstract: A door check system includes a rod interconnecting a door assembly and a body of a vehicle. The door check system secures the position of the door at any location along a swing path of the door, between a fully open position and a fully closed position. The door check system includes a rod interconnecting the door assembly and the body. A coil spring is disposed about the rod, with the rod extending through a central aperture thereof. An actuator is coupled to the coil spring and configured for tightening and loosening the coil spring about the rod. When the actuator tightens the spring about the rod, the spring grasps the rod and secures the position of the door assembly relative to the body. When the actuator loosens the spring from about the rod, the door assembly is free to move along the swing path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Carl W. Wellborn, Timothy Saunders, Erik Rasmussen, Mary Ellen DeCaluwe, Thomas E. Houck
  • Patent number: 8379378
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hybrid hinge. The hybrid hinges 7, 8 are used for rotatably adjoining segments S1, S2, S1 of a suitable electronic apparatus. The hybrid hinge 7, 8 comprise respective rigid hinges 2, 4 arranged to rotate the segments S1, S2, respectively S2, S1? about respective shafts 2, 4. The hybrid hinges further comprise respective elastic hinges having respective portions 3a, 3b, 3c and 5a, 5b, 5c. Preferably, a central portion 3b, 5b of the elastic hinges is arranged to coincide with the shaft 2a, 4a. More preferably, the elastic hinges are arranged to seal an interface between the segments S1, S2 and S2, S1? in the area of the rigid hinge. The invention further relates to an electronic device comprising the hybrid hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Creator Technology B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrik Dirk Visser, Jari Riski, Johannes Cornelis Adriaan Hamers, Michael Johannes Anna Maria Walters
  • Publication number: 20130038192
    Abstract: Disclosed is a damper and an opening/closing apparatus and a financial device using the same. The damper has first and second bodies mounted on fixed and rotatable objects, respectively, to perform a damping action during an end of the rotation range of opening/closing the rotatable object, abrupt operation of which is thus prevented. The first body has a damping space filled with a damping material and fixed and movable friction plates are installed in the damping space so that the movable friction plate rotates together with a rotation center shaft in a specific range. First and second interlock surfaces are positioned on opposite sides of the rotation center shaft, and first and second interlock stages are formed at a predetermined angle on both stages of the inner surface of a shaft through-hole of the movable friction plate so as to selectively contact the interlock surfaces, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: LG N-SYS INC.
    Inventors: Woo-Youn Cho, Se-Hoon Park, Jae-Sung Yeon, Jang-Wook Choi, Kwang-Hun Ko
  • Patent number: 8367181
    Abstract: Filamentary materials, such as yarn (18), is wound a frame (28), provided by pairs of movable filaments or wires (35, 38), about which the end of the spindle (22) rotates provides the turns (26) of the winding as the article having the winding is moved along a process path. Mechanically or hydraulically actuated pins (34) support the winding frame in a fixed position. The filaments of the frame may be provided by laterally spaced pairs (44, 46) of filaments of weldable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Z. Chernyak, Richard T. Arvidson, Alan J. DeMello, Grant E. Wylie
  • Patent number: 8365468
    Abstract: A metal shutter with improved air and light transmission is provided. The shutter comprises a metal top, a metal bottom, and two metal sides, which can be collectively assembled into a frame. The frame can have a metal support column that can be affixed to the top and bottom. A number of metal slats can be affixed between the sides of the shutter, and can either pass through the center column or can be affixed to the center column. A hinge can be affixed to the top of the frame, and can also be affixed to a structure. The top, bottom, sides, support column, slats, hinge, and a lock all comprise the shutter. The hinge allows the shutter to rotate between a first, substantially vertical, position, and a second, non-vertical position. The lock holds the shutter to a structure when the shutter is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Eastern Metal Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: Greg Weekes
  • Publication number: 20130014443
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main body, a document board to open and close an upper side of the main body while being pivoted, and a shock absorber to reduce impact generated when the document board closes the upper side of the main body, wherein the shock absorber includes a link pivotably mounted, at a first end thereof, to the document board while guide protrusions are formed at a second end thereof, and a guide slot formed so that each guide protrusion is movable. Since the guide slot applies a pressure gradually increased from the first end side of the guide slot to the second end side thereof, to the guide protrusion, a speed of the guide protrusion and a pivoting speed of the document board are restricted below a certain speed when the upper side of the main body is closed through the document board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Han Kim, Yang Bae Jeon, Yun Ki You