Pendant From Horizontal Guide Patents (Class 49/409)
  • Patent number: 10526840
    Abstract: Perimeter frame for sliding glass doors of the type including extruded metal profiles that are combined together circumferentially surrounding the glass sheet having two lateral profiles (1) arranged vertically and that fit on the sides of the glass sheet (4), a set of lower profiles (2) arranged horizontally on each side of the glass sheet (4) at its lower part and a set of upper profiles (3) arranged vertically in the upper area of the sheet glass (4), between which there is provided an opening (5) through which protrudes the upper portion of the glass (6), in which the clamps (7) that hold the sheet are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Oscar Torrabias Cantal
  • Patent number: 9915087
    Abstract: A roller carriage for the reception of a sliding door includes a roller module for the displaceable affixing at a roller running path and a basic body for the attachment to the sliding door. The basic body is supported at the roller module to be displaceable along a direction of gravity (SKR) for a fine-tuning movement, wherein a first adjusting component for an adjusting movement is supported at the basic body to be movable. For a movement of the basic body along a direction of gravity in relation to the roller module when performing the adjusting movement, the first adjusting component is in operative connection with a second adjusting component of the roller module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: DORMAKABA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf Kreyenborg, Sven Busch, Jan-Hendrik Jahnke, Arne Liebscher
  • Patent number: 9591934
    Abstract: An upper component is horizontally oriented and formed with upper and lower surfaces and front and rear edges. A hook extends upwardly from a central extent of the upper surface. An anti-tipping leg has a lower end attached to the rear edge. A slider assembly is formed with a fixed plate attached to the lower surface of the upper component and a movable plate below the upper component. The slider assembly is also formed with an intermediate plate slidably coupled between the fixed plate and the movable plate. The slider assembly includes a clip in an inverted U-shaped configuration depending from the movable plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: John Joseph Sebesta
  • Patent number: 9145730
    Abstract: The security shutters for window and door openings is constructed of a guide rail that is configured to be secured above a door or window opening. A left shutter and a right shutter are rollably attached to the guide rail such that the left shutter and/or right shutter are able to slide along the guide rail in order to cover or expose the door or window opening. The left shutter and the right shutter each include at least one roller bracket affixed to a top distal edge, which includes a roller wheel distally located thereto. The roller wheel is nested inside of the guide rail such that the left shutter or right shutter is able to slide along a guide rail length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Santamaria
  • Patent number: 9038316
    Abstract: An automatic patio sliding door for residential (home) use is created using an existing motorized automatic system which is now in use in commercial, industrial, and public building entrances. A method incorporating a bracket system is used to apply the commercial (hanging track type) automatic door system to existing residential patio sliding doors or to new patio sliding doors. The purpose is to provide hands free opening and closing of patio glass or screen doors (single or double panels). This allows for ease of use of sliding doors when hands are full, guarantees the closing of screen doors or glass doors behind the person to prevent insects getting into the house or loss of air conditioning in the house, and provides an easy access door system in the home for the physically handicapped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Von Gerichten
  • Patent number: 9027283
    Abstract: In a sliding door with a door panel supported by a carriage disposed on a guide rail so as to foe movable between spaced door stops, the door stops include shock absorbers and the carriage has contact elements for contact with the shock absorbers. The shock absorbers further include return springs which are compressed by the engagement of the sliding door panel, the sliding door panel being lockable in its end positions by a locking arrangement for retaining it in an end position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: ABP Beyerle GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Beyerle
  • Patent number: 9003713
    Abstract: A modular rail system for suspending sliding doors, including at least one rail profile having a top side arranged for being fixed against a horizontal wall part, a bottom side having a rail portion for carrying suspension wheels of a sliding door, a first lateral side arranged for being fixed against a vertical wall part, and an open second lateral side. On both opposite lateral sides the rail profile includes recesses having substantially the same shape for engaging complementary spacer elements. A sliding door system including a rail system, at least one sliding door with suspension wheels and at least one repositionable braking/stopping element having a stop for defining an extreme position of the sliding door and a releasable fixing element for fixing the braking/stopping element in the rail system. The fixing element is spaced a predetermined distance from the stop, chosen for maintaining user accessibility to the fixing element while the stop is located in a user inaccessible position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Rubelko
    Inventor: Rudi Dries
  • Patent number: 8997404
    Abstract: A closet door support mechanism that provides rotation and translation of a door used to close the entry to a room such as a closet is disclosed. An example of the mechanism includes a first track that is generally straight and is connected to a first track retraction section by a curved section. The track sections are mounted a distance from the floor, and allow movement of a closet door through translation and rotation to close the entry of the closet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: David L. Barber
  • Patent number: 8955271
    Abstract: A modular wall assembly includes a frame assembly that includes at least one vertical frame member and at least one horizontal frame member, wherein the frame assembly is configured to define a door opening, a door member slidably operable between a closed position, wherein the door member is at least partially located within the door opening, and an open position, wherein the door member is at least partially removed from with the door opening to allow ingress and egress through the door opening, and a support assembly that includes a sliding support member that slidably supports the door member between the open and closed positions, and at least one mounting arrangement coupling the sliding support member, wherein the at least one mounting arrangement allows vertical adjustment of the sliding support member with respect to the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Keller, Ryan Geister, Helmut Petrat, Theodore M. Haan, Andreas Borchhardt
  • Patent number: 8915019
    Abstract: A sliding door assembly for use with a tub or shower enclosure, said assembly comprising a rod, having a first end and a second end extending along said enclosure; at least one door, having a top, bottom, first end, second end, first surface and second surface; at least one roller attached to said door at a predetermined position and slidably engaging said rod; a stopper attached to said rod, at a predetermined position; a striker attached to said door, at a predetermined position; said striker further comprising at least one striking member; said stopper further comprising at least one striking member receiver; wherein when said door is in a first position, said at least one striking member and said at least one striking member receiver are not engaged and when said door is in a second position, said at least one striking member and said at least one striking member receiver are engaged, preventing said at least one door from substantial horizontal and vertical movement along said rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fleurco Products Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Schachter, Chi Hai Pham, Karina Schatz, Nicholas Lee
  • Patent number: 8904712
    Abstract: A sliding door with reversible hand configurations can include a plurality of mounting locations along a top and a bottom edge thereof. The plurality of mounting locations can be configured to allow the sliding door to selectively hang and operate according to multiple orientations in order to satisfy site-specific handedness requirements. In one implementation, the sliding door includes a door frame and mounting hardware for selectively mounting the sliding door to a roller track affixed near the upper portion of a doorway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens F. Smed, Colin V. Blehm, Steven M. van Beveren
  • Patent number: 8887444
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a door panel preferably for a sliding door assembly. The door panel includes an inner frame and a sheet stock substantially covering the inner frame. The inner frame includes a geometry that cooperates with a geometry of a door accessory for operable connection of the door accessory directly to the inner frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rytec Corporation
    Inventors: Walenty Kalempa, Arno Klien, David Slomski
  • Patent number: 8881460
    Abstract: A sliding door system comprises a door made of a glass panel. Roller units are connected to the door and project from a plane of the door. A structural transom has a glass panel body with main surfaces of the glass panel body positioned generally vertically. The glass panel body has at least one slot defined therein having a lower edge surface and an upper edge surface. The slot has a height for receiving a portion of the roller units between the lower edge surface and the upper edge surface, and a length for allowing a translation of the door to open and close an opening by movement of the roller units in the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Groupe VFG Inc.
    Inventor: Serge Bouthillier
  • Patent number: 8850659
    Abstract: A hanger assembly for an architectural door or panel utilizes a head track connected to an overhead structural member with two concave tracks for receiving the convex wheel bearings which are attached to a hanger extending downwardly from the wheel bearings. The bottom of the hanger has a head which is inserted into a housing by way of an open groove. The housing is mounted to the frame of the door or panel. Rubber neoprene spacers are mounted between the head and the housing to adjust the vertical height of the door or panel relative to the head track and structural member. Additional wheel bearings may be added to the hanger as is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: K. Brad Ewing
  • Patent number: 8839563
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a door panel preferably for a sliding door assembly. The door panel includes an inner frame and a sheet stock substantially covering the inner frame. The inner frame includes a geometry that cooperates with a geometry of a door accessory for operable connection of the door accessory directly to the inner frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Rytec Corporation
    Inventors: Walenty Kalempa, Arno Klein, David Slomski
  • Patent number: 8745821
    Abstract: An auto-closing device has a base, a cylinder, a slider, a spring and an adjusting device. The adjusting device is connected to an end of the spring opposite to the slider and has an adjusting frame and an adjusting bolt. The adjusting frame has a first end connected securely to the spring and a second end provided with a threaded hole. The adjusting bolt is mounted rotatably on the base and is screwed into the threaded hole in the adjusting frame. Accordingly, when the adjusting bolt is rotated, the adjusting frame is moved relative to the body so that the pulling force provided by the spring is adjusted to fit with different door panels with different weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Door & Window Hardware Co.
    Inventors: Wei-Hung Chang, Sung-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 8733024
    Abstract: A door system comprises a door panel, a support member, and a pivoting vertical plate. The door panel comprises a plurality of discrete rigid insulation pieces interposed between flexible layers. An outer skin encompasses the rigid insulation pieces and the flexible layers. The door panel is secured to the support member by the outer skin, such that the outer skin bears the weight of the door panel. The vertical plate is secured to a trailing side of the door panel. The vertical plate includes keepers that selectively engage hooks extending from a casing positioned at a doorway. The rigidity of the door panel depends on the pivotal position of the vertical plate relative to a plane defined by the door panel. The door panel provides sufficient flexibility to withstand impacts from objects and vehicles yet also provides sufficient rigidity to insulate a cold environment from a warm environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Jamison Door Company
    Inventors: Lynn D. Vogel, Curtis L. Berry
  • Patent number: 8707626
    Abstract: A system for reducing an effective weight of a horizontally sliding object, wherein the object such as a door or window is retained in a track that allows substantially horizontal movement along a predetermined path. The door has an upper surface with a longitudinal cavity therealong, a metallic channel is disposed within the longitudinal cavity, and the channel receives a plurality of permanent magnets. The system also includes an elongate strip coinciding with the predetermined path and positioned adjacent the upper surface of the door. An adjustment mechanism is also provided for releasably adjusting the distance between the magnets and the elongate strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew H. Martin
  • Publication number: 20140013668
    Abstract: An industrial sliding door for closing off a door opening in a wall of a structure includes a door panel that extends vertically for substantially the height of the door opening and horizontally between an inward edge of the door panel and an outward edge of the door panel and covers at least a portion of the door opening when the door is closed. The sliding door also includes a trolley assembly that is coupled to the door panel and that includes a track component. A shroud covers the trolley assembly and forms a rail for the track component. A drive assembly drives the trolley assembly to open and close the door opening and is positioned below a top panel of the shroud and behind a front panel of the shroud and between the trolley assembly and the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: George F. Balbach, James E. Equitz
  • Patent number: 8621784
    Abstract: A sliding door with reversible hand configurations can include a plurality of mounting locations along a top and a bottom edge thereof. The plurality of mounting locations can be configured to allow the sliding door to selectively hang and operate according to multiple orientations in order to satisfy site-specific handedness requirements. In one implementation, the sliding door includes a door frame and mounting hardware for selectively mounting the sliding door to a roller track affixed near the upper portion of a doorway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Dirtt Environmental Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens F. Smed, Colin V. Blehm, Steven M. van Beveren
  • Patent number: 8613164
    Abstract: A closet door support mechanism that provides rotation and translation of a door used to close the entry to a room such as a closet is disclosed. An example of the mechanism includes a first track that is generally straight and is connected to a first track retraction section by a curved section. The track sections are mounted a distance from the floor, and allow movement of a closet door through translation and rotation to close the entry of the closet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: David Barber
  • Patent number: 8561352
    Abstract: A sliding door with a door leaf, which is suspended from at least one carriage and guided to be displaceable along a roller rail profile disposed at a wall or at a ceiling. The sliding door includes a closing device, which is suitable to displace the door leaf into a closed position in a decelerated manner. The closing device is disposed at the door leaf and includes a first and a second spring-damper element, which are disposed to be counter-directional to each other. The second spring-damper element is suitable to displace the door leaf into an open position in a decelerated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Dorma GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Vogler
  • Patent number: 8499496
    Abstract: A door is secured in spaced relation to a wall panel by a support assembly which includes a tubular housing secured to the wall and an elongate guide bar secured to the door at its bottom. The door is retained, at its top, between extruded aluminum abutments which allow the door to slide with respect to the wall panel, but prevent the door from pivoting about the guide bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Unifor S.p.A.
    Inventor: Cesare Picchio
  • Patent number: 8479448
    Abstract: A rolling gate (15) fully supported off the ground on three rails (14), (16), (20), which are supported on three in line horizontally spaced vertical posts (17), (18), (19). The frame (15) outside the fence line has two roller appendages (12), (13) that span the fence line and ride on the rails (14), (16) inside the fence line. The bottom longitudinal pipe member of gate (15) is a bottom rail (20). A middle roller (11) mounted low on post (18) inside the fence line extends across the fence line to control rail (20) outside the fence line. The rails have a minute separation making the gate like a train on tracks. The rails (14), (16) have adjustable connectors (22), (23) and are adjusted level. The leveling keeps bottom rail (20) level during operation and allows all three rollers (12), (13), (11) to maintain contact the entire length of rails (14), (16), (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: David Marshall Mercado
  • Patent number: 8479447
    Abstract: A drive system for driving and for guiding a wall element, in particular for a room partitioning wall system, with a carriage unit, which is guided to be longitudinally movable in a guiding rail. The carriage unit has a roller carriage disposed within the guiding rail, and a drive unit disposed below the guiding rail. A guiding device is provided in the transition area between the roller carriage and the drive unit that cooperates with the guiding rail for guiding the carriage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Dorma GmbH +Co. KG
    Inventors: Arne Liebscher, Olaf Lüttmann, Harald Hoopmann
  • Patent number: 8429929
    Abstract: A flexible door panel cold storage door system incorporates a flexible movable door panel having an internal support frame assembly and the door panel has a plurality of gasket sections removably attached to a cold space surface of a door panel jacket with each gasket section having at least one ferrous gasket target and the gasket sections are aligned and cooperate with a plurality of electromagnets that are mounted in a doorframe assembly when the door panel is in a closed position. The electromagnets are mounted in wells in the doorframe assembly and are powered on when the door panel is in the closed position and the wells are interconnected by a ventilation channel that conducts air heated by operation of the electromagnets through the ventilation channel and into and through a bottom sweep assembly of the door panel in a closed loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Cold Chain, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel M. Aragon
  • Patent number: 8418406
    Abstract: In an acceleration and deceleration device which includes at least one energy storage device and a cylinder with at least one piston movably disposed in the cylinder and moved therein by a carrier element and a sliding door including a slidable door panel provided with an acceleration and deceleration device, a second carrier element is provided guiding either the first piston or the second piston for movement in the cylinder so as to control the movement of pistons and of the sliding door near its end positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventors: Günther Zimmer, Martin Zimmer
  • Patent number: 8407941
    Abstract: A driving device for driving two door panels to synchronously move has a rail rod, an endless cord and multiple clamping assemblies. The endless cord is parallel to the rail rod and is mounted at a position at inner sides of the door panels. The clamping assemblies are securely connected to the cord, are moveable relative to the rail rod and clamp the door panels. Each clamping assembly has a front clamping panel and a rear clamping panel. The front clamping panel is mounted on an outer side of a corresponding one of the door panels. The rear clamping panel is mounted on the inner side of the corresponding door panel and is connected securely to the front clamping panel and the cord. Accordingly, the conjunction positions between clamping assemblies and a cord are hidden by the inner sides of the door panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Door & Window Hardware Co.
    Inventors: Wei-Hung Chang, Sung-Hui Lin
  • Publication number: 20130067818
    Abstract: Leading end assemblies for movable partitions may include a movable trolley, a leading structure coupled to the movable trolley, a diagonal member comprising at least one movable feature enabling the leading structure to translate from an initial position to a displaced position, and at least one sensor for sensing movement of the leading structure. Movable partition systems may include a leading structure suspended from a trolley and a sensor configured to sense rotation of the leading structure relative to the trolley. Methods of operating a movable partition may include moving at least a portion of a movable partition along a path from a retracted position to an extended position, rotating a leading structure of the movable partition about a coupling, using a sensor to sense rotation of the leading structure, and ceasing movement of the movable partition in response to a signal generated by the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: WON-DOOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ivan W. Stewart
  • Patent number: 8393114
    Abstract: The device used to hold a separation element includes a carriage with a carriage body and at least one wheel which rolls on a running surface of a rail. The carriage is releasably connected to a mounting element which is connected to the separation element. The mounting element which is mounted laterally on an upper edge of the separation element includes a guide profile provided with a first guide surface which holds a lower and an upper flange element of the carriage body inserted therein which can be displaced along the first guide surface extending inclined by a first angle relative to the upper edge of the separation element and can be locked in an appropriate position by means of locking elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hawa AG
    Inventors: Gregor Haab, Hans Wüthrich
  • Publication number: 20130047516
    Abstract: An automotive sliding door supported by an upper rail that eliminates the need for a middle rail opening in a vehicle body. The sliding door hangs from an upper guide member or members that support the door along its length in both an open and closed position. The upper guide members support the full weight of the door without a middle rail for support thereby eliminating rail gash in rear quarter panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Steven R. Thiele
  • Patent number: 8381354
    Abstract: The carriage provided to hold a displaceable separation element comprises a carriage body provided with at least two running wheels, which carriage body is connected to a carrier profile, which serves to carry the separation element. According to the invention the threaded shank of an adjusting screw is rotationally held in the carriage body, which adjusting screw comprises below the screw head a flange ring, which supports a flange element provided in the carrier profile, which flange element comprises an opening, through which the screw head is guided. By rotating the adjusting screw the carrier profile can thus be optionally adjusted in height. In a preferred embodiment a tool channel is provided in the carrier profile, into which tool channel a conventional tool can be introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hawa AG
    Inventors: Gregor Haab, Cornel Fuglistaller, Peter Ettmuller
  • Patent number: 8381444
    Abstract: A sliding door assembly has a frame with a movable panel and a fixed panel. The movable panel has a pair of rollers that roll along a header located above the panels with the rollers attached to the movable panel via posts that pass through a channel on the header. The posts pass through a curved section of the channel whenever the movable panel is proximate its closed position and a straight section of channel when the movable panel is traveling laterally. The movable panel presses against a gasket located on the frame components surrounding the movable panel wherein one or more latches press the movable panel against the gasket whenever this panel is in the closed position. Valve is positioned within a weep hole on the threshold in order to prevent water from seeping into the building via the bottom of the door assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: EAS Doors and Windows, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. McDonald, Jerry Osborne, Jerald Bunyan, Giorgio Giuriato
  • Patent number: 8375645
    Abstract: A sliding door device has a first pin body provided, at a floor surface; a guide member provided at the door and having a guide groove in which the first pin body fits when the door is closed; and a second pin body that is provided on the floor surface and can be fit in a door groove formed at the door bottom. When the closed door slides in an opening direction and toward the back side of the wall surface, the guide member moves relatively along the first pin body while the first pin body is fit in the guide groove of the guide member. When the door slides further in the opening direction, the second pin body gets in the door groove of the door, and the door slides along the second pin body while the second pin body is fit in the sliding groove of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignees: Niitech Co., Ltd., Sugatsune Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Iwauchi, Masazumi Morishita, Masahito Yamada
  • Patent number: 8375638
    Abstract: A roller door system includes a roller assembly configured to mount directly to a panel and move along a complementary upper guide. In particular, the roller assembly can be coupled to a coupling member embedded in the panel. The roller assembly, when coupled with the panel, can provide a smooth gliding motion for the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: 3form, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume Martin, Venugopal R. Ghatikar, Christopher A Luomanen, Jeremy Porter, William Gatti, Brian Hillstrom, R. Talley Goodson
  • Publication number: 20120297686
    Abstract: A sliding door assembly comprising one or more glass doors. Roller units are secured to a top portion of each the glass doors. The roller unit have a roller portion projecting out of a plane of the glass door. End members adapted to be secured to a structure at opposite ends of two transoms. Each said end member has two receptacles for receiving opposed ends of the end members. The receptacles of each said end member being spaced apart to hold the at least two transoms in a spaced apart and generally parallel relation, such that a guideway is defined between the transoms for holding captive the roller portion of the at least one roller unit for movement of the at least one glass door in its plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Serge Bouthillier
  • Patent number: 8307497
    Abstract: A soft-closing device has a base, a cylinder, a slider and a resilient member. The base has a track channel and at least one guiding channel. The cylinder is mounted in the base and has a housing and an expansion rod. The slider is mounted slidably in the track channel, is connected pivotally to the expansion rod and has two holding arms, a positioning pin and a holding recess defined between the holding arms. The positioning pin is mounted slidably in the at least one guiding channel. The resilient member has two ends connected respectively with the base and the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Door & Window Hardware Co.
    Inventors: James Chang, Sung-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 8299375
    Abstract: A draft protection device for a laboratory instrument according to the invention encloses a weighing compartment that surrounds a balance pan and includes a rear wall, a front wall, two sidewalls, a top cover with at least one opening, and a floor that is delimited by border edges. The top cover is connected at least to one of the two sidewalls and/or the front wall and/or the rear wall in an arrangement where the top cover and the walls connected thereto are vertically movable together in relation to the balance pan. In addition, the vertically movable wall(s) are vertically moveable past the adjacent border edge(s) of the floor. In any vertical position of the top cover, at least one of the sidewalls is horizontally slidable relative thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Paul Lüchinger, Sandra Ehrbar
  • Patent number: 8297334
    Abstract: A sliding panel includes multiple connecting/adjacent carrier tracks such as two/three/four carrier tracks while connectors of each carrier track are disposed in opposite directions or at intervals. Thus the multiple connecting/adjacent carrier tracks slide in parallel under the same channel. Moreover, the positions of each connector on top surface of respective carrier track are in alternating arrangement so as to allow runners of multiple connecting/adjacent carrier tracks being mounted inside the same channel simultaneously. The runners of the connecting/adjacent carrier tracks move inside the channel of a rail at the same time and the connecting/adjacent carrier tracks slide in parallel under the same channel. Therefore, the number of channels of the rail is decreased and the amount of material used for producing the rail is reduced. Furthermore, the rail can be designed to have two-step inner and outer rails for adjusting length of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Chen-Ho Chu
  • Patent number: 8294046
    Abstract: A draft protection device for a laboratory instrument. The device encloses a weighing compartment that surrounds a balance pan. The draft protection device includes a rear wall, a front wall, two sidewalls, a top cover, and a floor that is delimited by border edges. The draft protection device further includes at least one guiding means that is connected to the top cover and serves to guide the movement of at least one horizontally slidable sidewall, and/or a holder means that is connected to the top cover and serves to hold the front wall in place, wherein the guiding means and/or the holder means supports the weight of the at last one sidewall and/or the front wall in such a way that the wall(s) is pushed by a biasing torque against the floor of the weighing compartment. This torque is supported by the border edge facing towards the respective wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Paul Lüchinger, Sandra Ehrbar
  • Patent number: 8274188
    Abstract: A door suspension system comprises a horizontally suspended ferromagnetic shaft; a nonmagnetic bracket comprising a bracket cylinder for enclosing a linear bearing and an attached bracket hanger plate for securing a door panel; a nonmagnetic cylindrical linear bearing sized to slide into the bracket cylinder and over the shaft; at least two spaced bores in the upper surface of the bracket cylinder; at least two spaced bores in the upper surface of the cylindrical linear bearing arranged so as to align with the spaced bores in the bracket cylinder; a cylindrical permanent magnet positioned in at least one of the spaced bores of the bracket cylinder; and a ferromagnetic armature to complete the magnetic circuit through the shaft and the magnet or magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ricon Corp.
    Inventor: Simon Evans
  • Patent number: 8240088
    Abstract: The invention relates to a regulation mechanism for built-in sliding doors of the type comprising a sliding leaf (4), a guide (6) in the lower part of said sliding leaf (4) and a fixed stop (16) inside said guide (6), comprising a cover (1) fixed at the end of the sliding leaf (4), a mobile stop (2) slidable through the inner part of the guide (6) situated between the cover (1) and the fixed stop (16), and an adjustment screw (3) traversing the cover (1) and the mobile stop (2) by means of which the relative position between both elements (1) and (2) is regulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Klein Iberica, S.A.
    Inventor: Miguel Angel Tarrega Lloret
  • Patent number: 8220205
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a window assembly for a vehicle. A slidable window panel includes at least one top pin and at least one bottom pin attached thereto. A single fixed window panel includes a hole defined therein for receiving the slidable panel. An elongated upper rail includes first and second upper rail channels defined therein for slidingly receiving the at least one top pin attached to the slidable panel. An elongated lower rail includes first and second lower rail channels defined therein for slidingly receiving the at least one bottom pin attached to the slidable panel. The upper and lower rails are connected to the fixed panel. The first upper rail channel and the first lower rail channel are provided at a first depth and the second upper rail channel and the second lower rail channel are provided at a second depth. The slidable panel is substantially flush with the fixed panel when closed, but is slightly inwardly and laterally movable when being opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Duane O. Recker
  • Patent number: 8215061
    Abstract: A sliding door apparatus for opening and closing an opening in a wall. A sliding door apparatus including a longitudinally extending track member mountable along an upper edge of an opening and a door movably mountable on the track member for sliding movement thereon between opened and closed positions. A damping structure is disposed within the track member and is actuatable in response to the sliding movement of the door to break the door's movement as it approaches its opened and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Dirtt environmental solutions Ltd.
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens Smed
  • Patent number: 8198553
    Abstract: A draft shield for a balance, the draft shield having a rear wall and rails extending forward from the top corners of the rear wall. The rails contain guide tracks for a top cover panel and two sidewalls. A draft shield of this design allows for easy cleaning and also permits the parts to be cleaned to be removed without a tool. To this end, a bottom edge of a front wall of the draft shield is inserted into a seat, such that the front wall can then be pivoted into flush alignment against the top cover panel and the sidewalls and can be secured in this position by locking elements arranged at the front ends of the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Balthasar Dürst, Daniel Mock
  • Patent number: 8186104
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rail system for a horizontally sliding door or window having a construction casing; and at least one slideable panel. The system includes, at least one track from which or on which the panel slides. Each track includes, at least two track segments whose length is shorter than the width of the slideable panel(s). The track further includes a track segment fastening mechanism for allowing the track segments to be removed and re-inserted into the construction casing; and a spacer disposed between adjacent track segments. The total length of each spacer and one of each of its adjacent track segments is greater than the width of the slideable panel(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Barnea, Ami Schwartzberg
  • Patent number: 8181394
    Abstract: This invention claims a steel elevator door guide, which contains a reinforcement beam, an attachment beam, a guide carrier and a glide. The attachment beam connects at the bottom end of a elevator cab or corridor door. The invention is held securely clamped together by fasteners, welding or glue. To further protect against any lateral movement imposed onto an elevator door, one or more frictional surfaces is engraved at contact points between individual components and safety rail(s) are provided. A noise reducing, nylon glide is attached to the guide carrier using the same fasteners as those supporting the reinforcement beam. These components are intended to prevent lateral motion of an elevator cab or corridor door even if a severe lateral pressure on the elevator doors has caused the glide to severely flex or fail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Donald Charles Michaels
  • Publication number: 20120066978
    Abstract: A device for moving sliding doors may include a rectilinear guide mountable along the width of an opening reclosable by means of a door, a first bogie slidably movable along the rectilinear guide and connected to a connecting element solidly securable to the door, an auxiliary bogie connected to said connecting element, mounted on the first bogie and free to run along a direction substantially perpendicular to the rectilinear guide, an auxiliary guide in which is engaged the auxiliary bogie, a second bogie slidably movable along the rectilinear guide. The device may include a rotatable arm pivoting on the second bogie and having an end hinged to the connecting element. The rotatable arm is movable between a first position, in which it lies substantially aligned with the rectilinear guide, and a second position, in which it lies substantially perpendicular to the rectilinear guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: CAIMI EXPORT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Caimi, Adele Caimi
  • Patent number: 8117784
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mechanism for a sliding-type glass pane, of those formed by a top guide profile, placed against the wall and provided with a rib on which a rolling element moves; a bottom guide; a suspension device and top retaining stops, in which the suspension device has a larger outer plate and two smaller inner plates, which define a space between them in which the rolling element is housed and in which the top retaining stops are provided with respective horizontal flats so as to retain the cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Klein Iberica, S.A.
    Inventor: Miguel Angel Tarrega Illoret
  • Patent number: 8109040
    Abstract: A linear drive arrangement for a sliding door includes a guide track, a stator arrangement which is fixed with respect to the guide track, a guide carriage to which a door leaf can be fixed for movement parallel to the guide track, and a plurality of permanent magnets fixed to the carriage so that the carriage can be suspended by magnetic forces between the stator and the magnets. A pair of supporting rollers support the carriage on the guide track when the carriage is not fully suspended by the magnetic forces, particularly at the beginning and end of movement of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Dorma GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Finke