Hinge Edge, Finger Guard, Lock Or Disparate Seal Patents (Class 49/383)
  • Patent number: 10774578
    Abstract: A door or window assembly includes an opening bounded by a frame including a hinge jamb (12). A panel (18) is hung relative to the hinge jamb via a hinge arrangement (20) so as to swing between an open position and a closed position. An engagement configuration includes a ledge (22) located in fixed relation to the hinge jamb, and a flange (24) rigidly associated with the panel. The engagement configuration allows me panel to swing freely between open and closed positions. In the closed position, the flange (24) is brought into facing relation with the ledge (22) such that force directed to displace the panel (18) within the plane of closure away from the hinge jamb (12) acts to bring the flange into engagement with the ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dan Raz Ltd.
    Inventor: Amir Raz
  • Patent number: 10731405
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a seal between a door jamb and a hinged door leaf of a shower, the apparatus having a flexible body configured to be attached to the door jamb and configured to contact the door leaf when the door leaf is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Kingsway Enterprises (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Benjamin Hall
  • Patent number: 10683698
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hinge-sided finger protection device for a wing door, comprising at least a protective profile (1) and at least a fastening means (3) for fastening the protective profile (1) to a door frame (R) of the wing door. The protective profile (1) can be plugged onto the fastening means (3), wherein the protective profile (1) accommodates in itself the fastening means (3) in the plugged-on state. The protective profile (1) is non-destructively removable from the fastening means (3) and can be again plugged thereon. The at least one fastening means is preferably a clip (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PLANET GDZ AG
    Inventors: Andreas Dintheer, Andreas Brändle
  • Patent number: 10138673
    Abstract: A hinge mounted assembly for existing door constructions for supporting articles between a door and a door jamb in a door construction that has upper and lower hinges; including a first “U” shaped bracket mounted above one of the hinges to prevent downward movement of the hinge mounted assembly, and a second “U” shaped bracket mounted below one of the hinges to prevent upward movement of the hinge mounted assembly, and a vertically running support rod connected to the two brackets, such that it abuts closely against the protruding portion of both hinges on the back side of the door, to prevent lateral movement of the hinge mounted assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Adam C. Chapman
  • Patent number: 9714536
    Abstract: Described are trimless door frames and energy absorbing door stops. The energy absorbing door stop allows for relative movement between the door stop and the surrounding door frame. The relative movement of the energy absorbing door stop helps to distribute and dissipate forces and vibrations from opening and closing a door, reducing the levels of force transferred into the surrounding wall. The reduction in forces applied to the wall allows for the elimination of heavy door framing and trim. Since door trim is no longer necessary, trimless door frames may be installed with a smooth appearance without cracks appearing in the surrounding wall due to stress or fatigue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: FRY REGLET CORPORATION
    Inventors: William J. Timko, Mark E. Brinkman
  • Patent number: 9624717
    Abstract: The invention belongs to the technical field of closing devices, and particularly relates to a door with an embedded protecting device. The invention aims at providing a door enabling the service life of the door and the protecting device to be prolonged. To solve the above problem, according to the technical scheme, the door with the embedded protecting device comprises a door sheet and a door frame, wherein the door sheet is connected with the door frame through hinges. The door further comprises an elastic sheet and/or an elastic column, and one end of the elastic sheet and/or the elastic column is fixedly connected with the inner side of a vertical frame. A first clamped board and a second clamped board are also arranged inside the door sheet, and the first clamped board and the second clamped board are fixedly connected with the inner side of the door frame to form a hollow area which matches with the elastic sheet and/or the elastic column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Tak Lai Vic Chan
    Inventor: Tak Lai Vic Chan
  • Patent number: 9322590
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance with a finger guard is provided. The finger guard includes a base plate positioned on and mounted to a cabinet of the refrigerator appliance. The finger guard also includes an arcuate plate mounted to the base plate. The arcuate plate extends away from the cabinet. An outer side edge of the door may sweep along the arcuate plate during opening and closing of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stuart McVey Phillips, Stewart Christopher Keeling, Steven David Paul
  • Patent number: 9181749
    Abstract: This invention relates to a hinge stile gap blocking apparatus designed to prevent hand and finger injuries resulting from inadvertent door closures. The apparatus includes a hinge gap blocker for use with an existing door and door surround configured to continuously occlude a gap between the door jamb and the outer facing edge of a door hinge stile. The hinge stile gap blocking apparatus has a vaulted portion that is shaped to cover the exposed hinge barrels of a door. When installed, the hinge gap blocker covers exposed hinge barrels and continuously occludes the outside hinge gap between the door and door jamb when the door is pivoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Raymond E Davis
  • Publication number: 20150145285
    Abstract: A hinge assembly with continuous seal, includes a hinge shaft, a fixed hinge part and a rotatable hinge part, a fixed frame part and a rotatable frame part, which respectively comprises a parallel profile element and a seal that is affixed continuously to the profile element of the rotatable frame part and configured so that it bridges the distance between the two profile elements in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Raf De Smet, Jan H.W. Raaben, Jeroen Vancraeynest
  • Publication number: 20140325913
    Abstract: A safety door apparatus is described that includes a door with a removable and replaceable safety edge. The door defines a notch in at least one of the elongate edges of the door. The notch defines a recessed surface that conformingly mates with the resilient safety edge. A safety hinge assembly connects to the door and receives the safety edge. The recessed surface of the notch can extend partially or the full length of the elongate edge of the door. The safety edge can similarly extend partially or the full length of the elongate edge of the door. The safety door can include multiple configurations of removable and replaceable edge portions that can include a non-safety edge. A decorative molding is positionable over the connection between the safety edge and notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew J. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8869451
    Abstract: A finger guard device is designed to be inserted into a gap between a hinged door and a doorjamb that is created when the door is at least partially open. The finger guard device includes a wedge and a protuberance from the wedge that is shaped and sized to hook over a hinge of the door. The finger guard device is placed to straddle a hinge so that the wedge extends down one side of a hinge and the protuberance hooks over the other side of the hinge. When the finger guard is so placed, the door can not be completely closed and a gap remains between the door and the doorjamb. This gap prevents injury caused by fingers being pinched in doorjambs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Rhoost, LLC
    Inventors: Vianka P. Belyea, Tavinder Phull
  • Patent number: 8863561
    Abstract: A door stop includes a body having a longitudinal axis and having angled sides defining an apex. A rotating toggle having angled sides defining an apex and a longitudinal axis is operably connected at its apex to the body at about the apex of the body. The toggle is rotatable such that the longitudinal axis of the toggle aligns with the longitudinal axis of the body in an insertion position and the longitudinal axis of the toggle is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the body in a locked position. A lock assembly is operably mounted to the body to lock the toggle in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventors: Adam Orlov, Stuart Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20140298726
    Abstract: A structure attached to a tailgate of a loading bed of a vehicle includes a first planar portion that positions substantially over a gap created between the tailgate and the loading bed, in a horizontally laid position of the tailgate, to prevent debris from falling into the gap. A second portion of the structure includes a first surface attached to a lower portion of the tailgate, and a second curved surface adapted to face the loading bed in the horizontal position of the tailgate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: JOSHUA HEMPHILL
  • Patent number: 8850747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a door assembly comprising two opposite members, at least one of which being a rotatable door, and a closing system which is provided for being mounted to one of the opposite members, wherein the closing system comprises a holder profile, at least one engaging member for engaging a complementary edge part on the opposite member to maintain the door in closed position, the engaging member being at least partly elastically deformable to enable opening of the door in at least one direction, and a blocking member with which the opening of the door can be prevented in one direction or the other, wherein the engaging and blocking members are formed by mutually exchangeable strips which are to different extents compressible and which are releasably mountable to the holder profile of the closing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Liexco, S.A.
    Inventor: Rudi Dries
  • Publication number: 20140139981
    Abstract: A door structure includes a rotary cover, a pivotal portion and a shielding component. The rotary cover is connected to a housing in a rotatable manner. The rotary cover covers a slot on the housing as rotating to a closed position. The pivotal portion is connected to the rotary cover and passes through a pivoting hole on the housing to be pivoted on the housing so that the rotary cover is capable of rotating relative to the housing. The shielding component is installed on the pivotal portion and disposed inside the housing. The shielding component is for shielding at least one part of the pivoting hole on the housing when the rotary cover rotates to an open position to expose the slot on the housing and the shielding component pivots to a position corresponding to or nearby the pivoting hole with the pivotal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Ling Kuo, Chun Chang, Kai-Hsiang Chang
  • Publication number: 20140047772
    Abstract: A window assembly for a vehicle includes a fixed window panel having an aperture formed therethrough and a movable window panel that is articulatably attached at the fixed window panel and is articulatable between a closed position, where the movable window panel is disposed in the aperture and is substantially coplanar with the fixed window panel, and an opened position, where at least a portion of the movable window panel is moved outward from the aperture. The movable window panel is attacked at the fixed window panel via at least one hinge element at a first perimeter region of the movable window panel and a latch element at a second perimeter region of the movable window panel, with the second perimeter region being opposite the first perimeter region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Michael J. Hulst
  • Patent number: 8627610
    Abstract: A privacy enhancer is composed of a first strip preferably rigid and a flexible strip. The first strip has a connector located on one edge. An adhesive is provided along the length of the side for attachment to a first or second pilaster of an enclosure. The enhancer includes a second strip preferably a flexible plastic strip preferably nontransparent having a connector located on an edge of the flexible plastic strip. The two connectors are coupled together. The first strip is then attached to the pilaster by contacting the adhesive side of the strip to the pilaster on the side of the pilaster opposite to the direction of movement of the door. The flexible plastic strip closes off the space between the door and the pilaster when the door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Prime.Line Products Co.
    Inventor: Richard H Crowther
  • Publication number: 20130247470
    Abstract: A seal mechanism of a high pressure coffee machine has an upper cover, a rotary cover and a lower body. The back end of the upper cover, the back end of the rotary cover and the back of the lower body are pivotally connected. A coffee box with an upward opening is arranged on the lower body, and a sealing piece is arranged under the rotary cover; the hook mechanism is arranged between the upper cover and the lower body; the closing mechanism is arranged between the upper cover and the rotary cover, which comprises the handle, the closing piece and the opening and closing rod; the handle is connected to the upper cover. The closing piece and the handle form a connection. The opening and closing rod and the handle form a connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: TSANN KUEN (ZHANGZHOU) ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weijun Zhong, Hongshuai Deng
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8499418
    Abstract: In this device, the frame has, facing a rounded edge of the leaf B, an inclined surface, the distance of which from the frame A increases from the inside to the outside and which is connected to the internal surface of a covering strip, this strip being positioned parallel to the wall of the frame and at least in front of the rounded edge of the leaf B in order to prevent any access into the external gap between leaf B and frame A, while each of the hinge plates comprises, firstly, a male element fitting into a housing in the leaf, so as to be aligned therewith, and, secondly, a female element composed of: a cylindrical hinge body fitting into the male element so as to come into alignment with the rounded part; and a fastening base fitting into a housing recessed into the inclined surface of the frame so as to come into alignment with this surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: DMP Systems
    Inventor: Alain Deveze
  • Patent number: 8459716
    Abstract: A removable tailgate gap cover for preventing ingress of debris in a tailgate gap. The gap cover comprises an elongated cover plate having a top surface, a bottom surface, two longitudinal edges and an elongated support bar having an upper end and a lower end, wherein the upper end is fixedly attached to and substantially centrally aligned with the lengthwise direction of the bottom surface. The elongated support bar comprises a magnetic attaching means disposed along the lower end of the elongated support bar for attaching the gap cover to the floor of the end portion of the truck bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: David L. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8453384
    Abstract: A door, frame and hinge assembly (10) includes a door (12) having a main body (24) with a hinge side defined by a convexly curved surface (14), and a frame (16, 70, 76) having a hinge side defined by a door jamb cavity (26). A hinge means (22) connects the hinge side of the door (12) to the hinge side of the frame (16, 70, 76) through a hinge pivot point (45). The convexly curved surface (14) extends beyond the location of the hinge pivot point (45) towards, and locates within, the cavity (26), so as to allow the door (12) to open without a gap being created between the hinge side of the door and the frame that may cause finger-pinch injury. The convexly curved surface (14) may be the curved surface of a cylindrical quarter segment (14a). The hinge side of the door (12) is formed integrally or continuously with the main body (24) of the door and extends into the door jamb cavity (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: George Akos Boyer
  • Patent number: 8453385
    Abstract: A safety door apparatus is described that includes a door with a removable and replaceable safety edge. The door defines a notch in at least one of the elongate edges of the door. The notch defines a recessed surface that conformingly mates with the resilient safety edge. A safety hinge assembly connects to the door and receives the safety edge. The recessed surface of the notch can extend partially or the full length of the elongate edge of the door. The safety edge can similarly extend partially or the full length of the elongate edge of the door. The safety door can include multiple configurations of removable and replaceable edge portions that can include a non-safety edge. A decorative molding is positionable over the connection between the safety edge and notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew J. Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20130118087
    Abstract: A finger guard device is designed to be inserted into a gap between a hinged door and a doorjamb that is created when the door is at least partially open. The finger guard device includes a wedge and a protuberance from the wedge that is shaped and sized to hook over a hinge of the door. The finger guard device is placed to straddle a hinge so that the wedge extends down one side of a hinge and the protuberance hooks over the other side of the hinge. When the finger guard is so placed, the door can not be completely closed and a gap remains between the door and the doorjamb. This gap prevents injury caused by fingers being pinched in doorjambs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Rhoost LLC
    Inventors: Vianka P. BELYEA, Tavinder PHULL
  • Publication number: 20130019535
    Abstract: The invention provides a protective device designed to fit over the open area of a doorway directly between the hinges and the edge of the door itself. The device is intended to be placed on both sides of the hinge. Fabricated of a malleable rubber or vinyl material, the present invention is an elongate cylindrically shaped unit designed to be snugly wedged in the open crack between the door and doorjamb. The device compresses when the door is opened regains its original shape when the door is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Charles Epps
  • Patent number: 8342593
    Abstract: An anti-extremity pinch garnish for preventing pinching of extremities between a hinged edge portion of a vehicle closure and an adjacent portion of a vehicle body to which the vehicle closure is pivotally mounted includes a first portion secured to the vehicle body adjacent an opening defined therein and a second portion integral with said first portion and configured to obstruct entry of an extremity between the hinged edge portion of the closure and the adjacent portion of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Ruby, III, Michael E. Franz
  • Patent number: 8312596
    Abstract: A hinge assembly (4) for the connection of two panels (10, 12) at their adjacent edge regions (8d) to allow said panels to rotate up to 360 degrees relative to one another, the hinge assembly comprising an elongate member (20) providing two opposing curved surfaces adjacent the edge of each panel, said member co-operating with at least one pair of intermeshed gears (24), the assembly including connector means (34) for attaching each panel to said member and a bubble seal (22) disposed between the edge of each panel and each curved surface of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: DLP Limited
    Inventor: James Edward Self
  • Publication number: 20120279132
    Abstract: A transit window assembly for a vehicle includes a panel. A support frame is attached to the panel. A base mount is removably attached to the support frame. A mounting frame is attached to the vehicle. The base mount is linked to mounting frame. A seal is positioned about the base mount and contacts the panel continuously sealing between the base mount and the panel. A rigid linkage removably connects the base mount to the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Dura Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Roger Eldon Schamanek, Kelly J. Harris, Danny Lee Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20120227327
    Abstract: This invention aims to remedy the risks associated with finger injuries when accidentally closing doors and windows and where victims are usually small children. It consists of the implementation of a preventive and safe device that operates in a similar fashion like a spiral notebook, thus preventing the fingers from being accidentally inserted in the rabbet between the leaf and the frame. This device consists of two parts: a strip fixed on the internal surface of the leaf and coils that penetrate through openings in channels made in the frame. When the leaf is closed, the coils use the channels in the frame; when opened, the coils come out of the channels and thus prevent the fingers from being inserted in the rabbet between the leaf and the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Ahmed Sabar
  • Publication number: 20120222357
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle gap cover, such as a tailgate gap cover, for covering a gap defined between two moving components of the vehicle. In one embodiment, the gap cover is a tailgate gap cover for covering the tailgate gap defined between a truck bed and a gate of a truck. The tailgate gap cover includes a cover having a first edge portion, a second edge portion and an exposed portion therebetween. The first edge portion is connected to one of the gate and the truck bed while the second edge portion is slideably received at the other of the gate and the truck bed so that the exposed portion covers the tailgate gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Jordan Wesley Ranney Elliott, Kyle James Adie
  • Publication number: 20120223541
    Abstract: A tailgate gap cover releasably engages a vehicle body having a gap disposed between a back end and tailgate of the vehicle body. The tailgate gap cover includes a plate that extends between a plate leading edge and a plate trailing edge and a flap that extends between a flap leading edge and a flap trailing edge. The flap leading edge is pivotally connected to the plate trailing edge to allow rotation of the flap relative to the plate between an open substantially parallel position and a closed substantially perpendicular position. A fastener releasably secures the plate to the vehicle body. The fastener includes a base that is secured to the plate and a latch plate that is secured to the vehicle body and is moveable between a locked position for securing the tailgate gap cover to the vehicle body and an unlocked position for removing the tailgate gap cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Gianino
  • Publication number: 20120210648
    Abstract: A protective assembly is provided with a flexible, extensible, longitudinal bellows including folding units each having a cross-section of “n”, and two joining members at both sides respectively; two elongated metal brackets each including a longitudinal first groove of rectangular cross-section on one surface distal the bellows and a longitudinal second groove the other surface proximate the bellows; and two fastening members each fitted in the first grooves to secure the bracket to an inner surface of either a door frame or a door. The joining members are fitted and fastened in the second grooves respectively so as to cover a gap between the door frame and the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Cheng-Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 8186123
    Abstract: A sliding wall has at least one door provided with an actuating element for locking the door. A pinch protection device is connected to the door. The pinch protection device has a cover element having a covering position and an open position. The cover element is transferable from the covering position into the open position and from the open position into the covering position. A receiving space for accommodating functional elements of the door is provided. The cover element covers the receiving space in the covering position and in the open position opens the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Solarlux Aluminium Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Klaffke, Uwe Niehausmeier
  • Publication number: 20120062080
    Abstract: A mullion-less door system for refrigerated display cabinets, chillers, cold rooms or freezers, incorporates offset seal members on the respective vertical stiles of adjacent doors, to form a labyrinth seal or gasket between the doors, while still allowing free operation of each, and without requiring indirect sealing via door mullions of the cabinet body or frame. Secondary seal members, incorporating magnetic gaskets, seal the top and bottom rails of the peripheral door frames, supporting transparent door panes, to the adjacent cabinet body or frame portions. Lighting assemblies may be incorporated in the vertical stiles to illuminate the contents of the cabinets; and the hinge assemblies may incorporate self-closing mechanisms for the doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: John Maslen
  • Publication number: 20120060421
    Abstract: A door safety device includes an elongated flexible member having an upper portion coupled to a hinge, a hinged edge of the door, or a door jamb at or proximate to a hinge axis. An object is fastened to a lower portion of the elongated flexible member. The object hangs from the elongated flexible member when the door is closed, and swings into a gap between the hinged edge of the door and the door jamb when the door is opened, thereby preventing closure of the door and accidental pinching of fingers of babies or infants in the gap. The object may be releasably held on a raised door stop portion of the door jamb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Kam Fai WONG
  • Patent number: 8128134
    Abstract: The present invention related to a door jamb finger guard. The finger guard comprises a door lock for preventing closure of the door, a housing for the door lock and a spring activated plate. The spring activated plate is activateable by a door closing obstacle for automatically moving the door lock between an inactive position and an active position. In the inactive position, the door lock is recessed within the housing, while in the active position, the door lock projects from the housing to prevent closure of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Brian Owen Kelly
  • Publication number: 20120036784
    Abstract: A safety door apparatus is described that includes a door with a removable and replaceable safety edge. The door defines a notch in at least one of the elongate edges of the door. The notch defines a recessed surface that conformingly mates with the resilient safety edge. A safety hinge assembly connects to the door and receives the safety edge. The recessed surface of the notch can extend partially or the full length of the elongate edge of the door. The safety edge can similarly extend partially or the full length of the elongate edge of the door. The safety door can include multiple configurations of removable and replaceable edge portions that can include a non-safety edge. A decorative molding is positionable over the connection between the safety edge and notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew J. Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20110271598
    Abstract: The present invention is a wide channel door frame cooperating with a wide width knife edge of a door and latching mechanism: to accommodate a gap between finger stock seals when the wide knife edge door is in the open position, to provide electrical connectivity between the door and door frame when the wide knife edge door is received into the wide channel door frame in the closed position, to accommodate ease of manufacturing a straight channel, to accommodate ease of cleaning the channel after installation of the finger stock seals, and to accommodate ease of closing/latching and opening/delatching the door. An alternative embodiment includes a third strip of beryllium copper finger stock seals attached to the base of the channel for increased electrical conductivity or the addition of weather seals for exterior applications. Wide channels and knife edges can be made of desirable material, for example 304 stainless steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: John J. Gaviglia
  • Publication number: 20110214355
    Abstract: A protective device which closes and seals the gap which forms between a pivotally mounted door and its jamb. The protective device generally spans the door and jamb, and occupies and generally does not extend outside the gap. The protective device may include an elastic or resilient or expansive material or member, and a fastener securing the protective device in place relative to the door and the jamb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: James S. Kim
  • Publication number: 20110121605
    Abstract: An anti-extremity pinch garnish for preventing pinching of extremities between a hinged edge portion of a vehicle closure and an adjacent portion of a vehicle body to which the vehicle closure is pivotally mounted includes a first portion secured to the vehicle body adjacent an opening defined therein and a second portion integral with said first portion and configured to obstruct entry of an extremity between the hinged edge portion of the closure and the adjacent portion of the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Ruby, III, Michael E. Franz
  • Publication number: 20110072728
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protection device for the opening hatch (1) of a vehicle, the opening hatch being articulated with respect to a vehicle wall (2) by at least one hinge (3). The device incorporates at least one shoe (7) integral with the opening hatch (1) at one of its rims near to which the hinge or hinges (3) are positioned, such shoe (7) engaging below a bearing surface (10) integral with the wall (2) when the opening hatch (1) is in the closed position, the cooperation of the shoe (7) with its bearing surface (10) being such that the opening hatch (2) can not be distanced from the wall even if the hinge or hinges (3) have been destroyed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: Nexter Systems
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Duinat, Xavier Poirmeur
  • Publication number: 20110048334
    Abstract: An access portal for a pet carrier allows a pet owner to insert a hand into the pet carrier but prevents the animal contained therein from escaping through the access portal. The access portal may be blocked by an elastic barrier with an aperture that stretches to allow the pet owner to gain access to the interior of the pet carrier. Doors covering the access portal on the inside and/or the outside of the carrier may also be used instead of, or in conjunction with the elastic barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Jonathan Mirsky
  • Publication number: 20110011000
    Abstract: Disclosed is a door, in particular a frameless glass door, e.g. of a glass swing door or stop-type door, comprising a door leaf (4) in a door opening (6) as well as hinges at the bottom and top or on the sides, said hinges being disposed proximate to a vertical edge of the mounted door leaf (4). In order to avoid the risk of getting caught in a gap remaining between the door leaf (4) and the door opening (6), a gap is provided between the vertical edge of the hinged side of the door leaf (4) and the edge of the door opening (6) opposite the hinge, said gap being covered by a strip (5) which can be swiveled about a vertical axis (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Claus Weissofner
  • Patent number: 7861465
    Abstract: A method of preventing finger access into a space between a hinged edge of a door member that is unexposed when the door is closed, and that is hingedly attached to a door jamb member with spaced hinges, and a surface of said jamb member that is unexposed when the door is closed, comprising cutting a first section of flexible sheet material, having a width sufficient to allow the door to be opened and closed when opposed longitudinal edges of the flexible sheet material are affixed, respectively, to said hinged edge of the door member and said surface of the jamb member on a side of the door having protruding hinges, to a length about equal to a spacing between said spaced hinges securing the opposed longitudinal edges of said first section of flexible sheet material, respectively, to said hinged edge of the door member and said surface of the jamb member between the spaced hinges, without covering the hinges with said first section of flexible sheet material, and optionally securing a second section of flexi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph Christ, Ronald Christ
  • Patent number: 7845693
    Abstract: A hatch stop for a wind turbine having an enclosure with a hatch, including a first prong arranged between an external surface of the hatch and an external surface of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rui Li, Hua Yan, Jianhua Han
  • Patent number: 7841573
    Abstract: A door guard is disclosed having a protector plate which protects a door and a support which protects a door jam and a door hinge. The protector plate is hingedly connected to the support. The protector plate rotates in response to the door opening when force is applied to the door. The present invention may further include a slide mount assembly which slideably couples the protector plate to a door. Other embodiments of a door guard also protect an overhead door and an overhead door track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Block
  • Publication number: 20100257788
    Abstract: A door safety shield generally includes door and door jamb attachment portions and at least one tambour portion extending therebetween. The tambour portion includes a plurality of tambour slats hingedly coupled to one another so as to be substantially flexible in a first direction and substantially inflexible in a second direction. The first tambour portion is coupled to the door attachment portion and/or the door jamb attachment portion by a coupling that is substantially flexible in the second direction and substantially inflexible in the first direction. Methods of preventing injuries at the hinged side of a door and methods of manufacturing a door safety shield are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Integrated Capital Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Dan McRoskey
  • Publication number: 20100218426
    Abstract: A safety system for a door-to-door jamb interface is provided. The safety interface uses several slidably joined members which are coupled to the door and its associated door jamb to prevent interaction between a user and the door-to-door jamb interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventor: Mark A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7786884
    Abstract: An alarm equipped door safety device for engagement at the hinge-side of a door's interface with a door jamb. The device is formed of an elastic body which prevents closure of the door to provide protection against crushing of a finger or object between the door and jamb. To provide warning and protect the door, the door jamb, and the hinges from stress damage, a body-compression activated switch generates a sonic alarm when closure of the door is attempted with the device engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: John W. McRoskey
  • Patent number: 7748083
    Abstract: A built-in domestic appliance including a hinge device that hinges a door to a furniture body of the built-in domestic appliance, with the hinge device being designed to implement an opening and closing movement of the door, during which a gap is formed between one edge of the door and a front of a second furniture body adjacent to the furniture body of the built-in domestic appliance, a sensor device that monitors the gap for a presence of a foreign body, and a blocking device that blocks the hinge device in the presence of the foreign body detected by the sensor device in a direction of movement of the door which would result in a further reduction of the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Adolf Feinauer, Bernd Heger