With Distinct Biasing Means For Slide Or Guide Patents (Class 49/414)
  • Patent number: 10246928
    Abstract: An armored window drive mechanism includes a window unit containing a bullet resistant glass, composite or polymeric material window positioned within a window frame of a vehicle. A motorized window mechanism is connected to a door structure of the vehicle and acts to raise or lower the window unit. A mechanism connector is adapted to convert an axial rotational force generated by the window mechanism to a lifting and a lowering force acting directly at a lower face of the window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MILTON MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: William K. Fletcher, Mariusz Surowiec, Robin Lee Hull, Roberto Cervera
  • Patent number: 9394741
    Abstract: Techniques are described that for reducing the cost and labor associated with replacing a balance system in a window assembly if the balance system fails or needs to be upgraded. In one example, a window jamb liner assembly comprises an elongated jamb liner comprising a back wall, first and second spaced-apart interior track walls extending from the back wall, and first and second spaced-apart exterior track walls extending from the back wall, wherein the first and second spaced-apart interior track walls define an interior track, wherein the first and second spaced-apart exterior track walls define an exterior track, wherein the first and second spaced-apart interior track walls and the first and second spaced-apart exterior track walls extend substantially perpendicular to the back wall, wherein the second interior track wall terminates at a first top edge, and wherein the second exterior track wall terminates at a second top edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: SP Custom Carpentry & Windows, Inc.
    Inventor: Sayavongs Phandanouvong
  • Patent number: 9103159
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus for an automatic/semiautomatic door, and more particularly, to an apparatus for an automatic/semiautomatic door to prevent the door from leaving its track during an opening/closing process and to maintain airtightness between the inside and the outside when closed. In the apparatus for the automatic/semiautomatic door, airtight frames are separably assembled at the top, bottom and both sides of the automatic/semiautomatic door and wherein an airtight structure is buried in a floor surface coming in contact with the bottom of an opening/closing door of the automatic/semiautomatic door, so that the airtight frame is air-tightly and slidably inserted into the airtight structure. Therefore, any gap between the inside and outside is blocked to improve airtightness by preventing drafts, noise, etc. and the opening/closing door is prevented from shaking or leaving its track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Soon Seok Kim
  • Publication number: 20150123526
    Abstract: A lift assist mechanism is provided for assisting lifting of a movable component that can move between lowered and raised positions relative to a fixed structure. The lift assist mechanism includes a lift assist spring connected to a spring shaft, and an elongated track in which an end of the lift assist spring or an end of the spring shaft are movably engaged. A spring lock restrains movement of the spring shaft when a lift assist is not required, and releases the spring shaft when a lift assist is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Clarence Ivester, Erik E. Nilsen, Robert K. Brauer
  • Publication number: 20150107159
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sliding door fitting for the coupling of a door, which is fastened to at least one hinge, of a refrigerator to a door, which is fastened to at least one further single- or multi-axis hinge, of a furniture carcass in which the refrigerator is installed, wherein the sliding door fitting has a guide element and a slider guided by the guide element, and wherein the guide element can be arranged on one of the doors and the slider can be arranged on the other of the doors. The sliding door fitting is distinguished by having at least one damping device for damping a relative movement between the slider and the guide element over at least one defined portion of the relative movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Eduard Thielmann, Alexander Buschmann, Martin Nordieker
  • Publication number: 20150089875
    Abstract: A window pane is mounted in a closed position outside a window frame, commonly referred to as a frameless window, and is movable into open positions parallel to the closed position. The window pane can be slid into a fully open position. Sliding mechanisms are attached to the window pane. Swing arms connect the sliding mechanisms to the window frame. Control arms also connect the sliding mechanisms to the window frame. They determine the distance of and control the translation of the window pan from the closed position to the initial open position. A handle is attached to at least one of the sliding mechanisms or window pane. Latching mechanisms secure the handle in the open positions. The invention is designed so that a plurality of screens allows air flow through the window frame, preventing passage of insects or debris through the window frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Roger Malmrose
  • Publication number: 20150075077
    Abstract: A system for allowing a loading dock door to release from a track upon being struck by a fork lift or other sufficiently strong force. The system employs a unique track profile with one or more sidewalls that have an angled sidewall profile to allow a release assembly to move up the sidewall and out of the tracks, and a tensioned or spring loaded release assembly that allows the assembly to flex enough to ride up the sidewall and out of the tracks when the door is impacted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel M. Aragon, Peter James Wachtell, Todd J. Lindsey, John J. Prehn
  • Publication number: 20150052818
    Abstract: A draft guard balancer is provided that attaches to, or is otherwise mechanically coupled to, or an integral part of, an existing balance shoe or balancer for a fenestration product such as a double hung window. The draft guard balancer creates a weatherstop along the track of the fenestration product that resists air, water, dirt, dust, pollen, and insects from entering the track and then the building. The draft guard balancer may be used with a balancer having a variety of springs, spring assemblies, balancer shoes and pivot bar arrangements. The draft guard balancer creates a seal that also prevents the increased friction that results from dirt and debris entering the track, thus making for a more energy efficient, easier to operate fenestration product. The draft guard balancer is equally applicable to both top and bottom sashes of a double hung window as well as other fenestration products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Robert Abramson, Gavin Patrick Abramson
  • Publication number: 20150047260
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved pet doors, systems and related methods that may be used or installed on the fixed panel of a new or existing sliding door, such as a patio door, without interfering with the sliding movement of the companion door by providing a low profile closing panel and latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jerry Lew Louie, Eric L. Vidmar
  • Publication number: 20150040481
    Abstract: A safety gate apparatus is provided which couples as a cost efficient and reliable gate for preventing falls and injury as well as a gate that can easily be opened by existing equipment such as a fork lift. The invention comprises a vertical sliding gate configured to move in a path of motion having at least a closed position and an open position. The vertical sliding gate remains in a closed, default position by an applied counter force created by one more elastic means. The sliding gate slides down to an open position by a downward force created by a fork lift or other machinery. The gate will automatically return to the default position when the downward force is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: CARL LEE STOVER, Craig T. Jones, Dennis R. Weber
  • Publication number: 20140318017
    Abstract: A support arm for a sliding door of a mobile platform is provided and may include a first housing slidably attached to the mobile platform proximate to an opening of the mobile platform and a second housing attached to a door of the mobile platform and to the first housing. The second housing may be moveable relative to the first housing between a retracted state and an extended state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Robbie M Linkner
  • Publication number: 20140250793
    Abstract: A fitting (1) for suspending a sliding door leaf (D) is provided. Said fitting (1) comprises a base plate (2) having means (8, 9) for attaching said base plate (2) to a door leaf (D), support means (3) attached to said base plate (2) for allowing said fitting (1) to be guided by a rail (R) along a sliding path (P), and a shank (5) having a part (5b, 5d) extending from a lateral end of said base plate (2) at an angle (?, ?)relative a plane of the base plate. Said fitting (1) further comprises an anti-lifting device (4) attached to said shank (5) and being moveable between an idle position and a locked position by a rotational movement of the anti-lifting device (4) about an axis (A) being substantially perpendicular to a plane of said shank part (5b, 5d).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: INTER IKEA SYSTEMS B.V.
    Inventors: Jimmy Pettersson, Johan Northfell
  • Publication number: 20140210327
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved hardware system for guiding a closure flap (200) of a furniture piece. The hardware system according to the invention comprises a damping unit (120, 122) that is embedded in an end region (100) of a hardware body (100) in the hardware body (100) or substantially parallel to an end region of a guide slot (110) in a side wall of the furniture piece. A guide pin (210a) arranged in a side region of the closure flap (200) can be brought into contact with the damping unit (120, 122) and a weight tome of the closure flap exercised via the guide pin (210a) can be applied to the damping unit (120, 122) across a damping distance when the closure flap (200) is transferred into an end position, and in, doing so exercises a counter-force on the guide pin (210a), said force being lower than the weight-force exercised by the guide pin (210a) on the damping unit (120, 122).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: STEELCASE WERNDL AG
    Inventor: Robert Schimansky
  • Publication number: 20140196371
    Abstract: A child safety gate has a flexible barrier sheet (102) which is moveable between an open and a closed position. The gate (100) also has a locking device (110) for locking the barrier sheet (102) in the locked position. The locking device (110) includes or is connected to a locking indicator which indicates a first state corresponding to the locked state of the locking device (110) and a second state corresponding to an unlocked state of the locking device (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Joran Lundh
  • Publication number: 20140150346
    Abstract: A hybrid sash counterbalance and assist operated window includes a frame having upper and lower sashes slideable within the frame. A sash coupling element extends between the upper and lower sashes. A counterbalance and assist mechanism is coupled with the sash coupling element. The hybrid sash counterbalance and assist mechanism is operable in a sash counterbalance mode and an independent sash movement mode. In the sash counterbalance mode, movement of the upper or lower sash causes converse movement of the lower or upper sash through the sash coupling element, and the movement of the upper or lower sash is assisted by the converse movement. In a first independent sash movement mode, one of the upper and lower sashes is held static while the other of the lower or upper sashes is moved, and the moved sash is assisted by the counterbalance and assist mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan H. DeBoer
  • Patent number: 8726574
    Abstract: Provided is a drawing device that is capable of generating a damping force in accordance with the strength of a biasing force of an elastic member without increasing durability. The drawing device has a linear damper 24 of which a rod is extendable relative to a damper main body and a rotary damper 25 of which a rotation axis is rotatable relative to the damper main body. When a slider 14 of a drawing device main body 4 moves relative to a base 12 of the drawing device main body 4 in the longitudinal direction by the biasing force of the elastic member 15, first, the linear damper 24 starts to operate thereby generating the damping force, then, the linear damper 24 is switched with the rotary damper 25 and the rotary damper 25 starts to operate thereby generating the damping force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Sugatsune Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junpei Iwaki
  • Publication number: 20140096451
    Abstract: A system for allowing a loading dock door to release from a track upon being struck by a fork lift or other sufficiently strong force. The system employs a unique track profile with one or more sidewalls that have an angled sidewall profile to allow the wheel assembly to move up the sidewall and out of the tracks, and a tensioned or spring loaded wheel assembly that allows the assembly to flex enough to ride up the sidewall and out of the tracks when the door is impacted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Cold Chain, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel M. Aragon, Peter James Wachtell, Todd J. Lindsey, John J. Prehn
  • Publication number: 20140041304
    Abstract: A system for reducing an effective weight of a horizontally sliding object is disclosed, wherein the system comprises an object such as a door or window retained in a track that allows substantially horizontal movement along a predetermined path. The door has an upper surface with a longitudinal cavity therealong, and a metallic channel is disposed within the longitudinal cavity, where the channel encloses a plurality of permanent magnets. The system also includes an elongate strip coinciding with said predetermined path and positioned adjacent an upper surface of the door. An adjustment mechanism is also provided for releasably adjusting the distance between the magnets and the elongate strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew H. Martin
  • Publication number: 20140026490
    Abstract: A window balance assembly may include a carrier, a spring element, and a mounting bracket. The spring element may include first and second portions. The first portion may be coupled to the carrier. The mounting bracket may engage the second portion of the spring element and may selectively engage the carrier. The mounting bracket may include a first mounting surface disposed at a non-perpendicular angle relative to an exterior surface of carrier when the window balance assembly is in an uninstalled configuration. The first mounting surface may be substantially parallel to the exterior surface of the carrier when the window balance assembly is in an installed configuration and the mounting bracket is disengaged from the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Caldwell Manufacturing Company North America, LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Baker, Wilbur James Kellum, III
  • Publication number: 20130333292
    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: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: ABP Beyerle GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Beyerle
  • Publication number: 20130212949
    Abstract: A storage compartment device for an interior panel part of a vehicle and having a housing with at least one access opening, through which a drawer is at least partially movable. The drawer has side walls and a base that is able to be moved between a retracted position and an extended position through the access opening of the housing. A guiding device is provided for moving the drawer between the retracted position and the extended position, which is constructed for guiding the drawer on moving between the retracted position and the extended position along a continuous curved path of movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: FAURECIA INNENRAUM SYSTEME GMBH
    Inventor: Volker Doll
  • Publication number: 20130200772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a closure element for a chest refrigerator and/or chest freezer, wherein the closure element has at least one first sliding cover and wherein at least one limiting means is provided which limits the path by which the first sliding cover is displaceable. In accordance with the invention, the limiting means is arranged on the lower side of the sliding cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH
    Inventor: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH
  • Publication number: 20130133266
    Abstract: An outer lip 26 is forked into an inner-attaching lip 26X and an outer-attaching lip 26Y, wherein the outer-attaching lip 26Y is set on a position where a top end 26a thereof is not drawn toward a connecting wall 24 side by the door glass 9; a folding point 60 is formed on a connecting wall 24 side of a base root 26d of the inner-attaching lip 26X for turning the inner-attaching lip 26X toward the connecting wall 24 side; thickness 31 of the base root 26d of the inner-attaching lip 26X is thicker than thickness 32 on the folding point 60 and thickness 34 of the base root 26b of the outer-attaching lip 26Y is thinner than thickness 33 of the top end 26a; and the outer-attaching lip 26Y follows turn of the inner-attaching lip 26X and is slidably brought into contact with the door glass 9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
  • 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: 8387309
    Abstract: A waterproof gate includes a door frame, two side rails mounted on two opposite sides of the door frame, a waterproof door movably mounted between the two side rails, at least one sealing gasket mounted on the waterproof door, and at least one waterproof strip mounted between the waterproof door and the door frame. Thus, when the water level exceeds a preset value, the waterproof door is moved down to press the ground tightly so that the waterproof door blocks the door frame so as to provide a waterproof effect to the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Lung-Yuan Tseng
  • Publication number: 20130036676
    Abstract: In an electronic device, a torsion spring is interposed between a first constructing member and a second constructing member, thereby biasing the second constructing member toward one movement end. The first constructing member has a lock receiving portion, to which the fixed end of the torsion spring is locked, whereas the second constructing member has an engagement receiving portion, with which the free end of the torsion spring is engaged, and an abutment receiving portion, against which an arm portion on the free end side of the torsion spring shall abut in the process in which the second constructing member is moved from the one movement end toward the other movement end. In the movement process of the second constructing member, the engagement receiving portion first presses the torsion spring, and thereafter, the abutment receiving portion presses the torsion spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Tani
  • Publication number: 20120297687
    Abstract: A window balance assembly may include a carrier, a spring element, and a mounting bracket. The spring element may include first and second portions. The first portion may be coupled to the carrier. The mounting bracket may engage the second portion of the spring element and may selectively engage the carrier. The mounting bracket may include a first mounting surface disposed at a non-perpendicular angle relative to an exterior surface of carrier when the window balance assembly is in an uninstalled configuration. The first mounting surface may be substantially parallel to the exterior surface of the carrier when the window balance assembly is in an installed configuration and the mounting bracket is disengaged from the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: CALDWELL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark R. Baker, Wilbur James Kellum, III, Richard S. Denormand
  • Publication number: 20120285911
    Abstract: A security unit is provided. The security unit provides for retail theft deterrence, including theft by sweeping. The security unit provides a door vertically displaceable between open and closed configurations for selectively allowing access to product disposed on shelving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: SOUTHERN IMPERIAL, INC.
    Inventor: Stanley C. Valiulis
  • Patent number: 8042303
    Abstract: A seal for a sliding glass window includes a sliding glass guide and an elastomeric channel member that is at least partially disposed within the sliding glass guide. Located between the elastomeric channel member and the sliding glass guide is an electroactive actuator that is operable to change its shape from a first shape to a second shape, or vice versa, when a voltage is applied thereto. The first shape of the electroactive actuator pushes the elastomeric channel member towards the sliding glass window and the second shape pulls the elastomeric channel member away from the sliding glass window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Umesh N. Gandhi
  • Publication number: 20110209633
    Abstract: A door opening assembly of a bale press including a first arm member having a first end and a second end hingedly coupled at the first end to a first door. The door opening assembly also includes a second arm member having a first end and a second end hingedly coupled at the first end to a second door. An actuator is coupled to the second end of the first arm member and the second end of the second arm member to cause the first arm member to displace the first door and the second arm member to hold the second door from being displaced. A further feature include a door closing system involve a guide member and a guide receptacle for moving a latch gate to close the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: BRADLEY P. ACTIS
  • Publication number: 20110192625
    Abstract: A waterproof mechanism includes a base wall, at least one door plate, a first waterproof seal, and at least one return spring. The base wall is formed with an opening. The door plate is connected to the base wall for closing the opening in the base wall. The door plate is pushable to perform a motion relative to the base wall to thereby open the opening. The first waterproof seal is disposed between the base wall and the door plate and around the opening so as to establish a water-tight seal between the base wall and the door plate. The return spring is disposed between the base wall and the door plate for biasing the door plate to close the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Po-Yuan Hsu, Hsing-Wang Chang, Chia-Cheng Su, Wei-Chen Wang, Tsung-Hsien Chen
  • Publication number: 20110185638
    Abstract: An opening mechanism (1) includes a longitudinal guide (3) fixed to the frame of a furniture unit and, for each door (2), a first slide (4) sliding along the longitudinal guide (3), a second slide (5) which carries the door (2) and which slides transversally on the first slide (4) from a retracted position to an extracted position and vice versa and return elements to bring the second slide (5) back to the retracted position. The second slide (5) is able to rotate with respect to the first slide (4) and presents a curved space (8) in which guide elements (7), integral with the first slide (4). The first slide (4) further includes holding elements (10), controlled by a control surface (51) situated in the longitudinal guide (3), able to lock the second slide (5) in the extracted position when the door (2) is open to prevent the second slide (5) from being brought back to the retracted position by the return elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: EFFEGI BREVETTI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Antonio Giovannetti
  • Publication number: 20110146161
    Abstract: A sliding door for a vehicle includes a guide rail, a sliding carriage and a guide pin (34). The sliding carriage is longitudinally displaceably journalled at the guide rail and is connected by a multijoint to the vehicle body. The guide pin (34) is guided in a guide track (41) provided at the sliding door. To improve such a sliding door, the guide track (41) includes a first guide track (42) and a second guide track (43) which is elastically biased (47) with respect to the first guide track (42) (FIG. 4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: DURA Automotive Body & Glass Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Heuel, Michael Krehmke, Ralf Rottmann
  • Patent number: 7937894
    Abstract: A vehicle door is disclosed that has a movable window and a window regulator including a regulator rail and a regulator slider slidably mounted on the regulator rail and engaging the window for movement between a closed position and a fully open position. The door also has a window down stop stabilizer assembly including a position detecting assembly that detects when the window is in the fully open position, a bumper movable between a first position spaced from the window and a second position in contact with the window, and a bumper actuator that moves the bumper into and out of contact with the window. When the window is in the fully open position, the bumper actuator will move the bumper into the second position and when the window is not in the fully open position, the bumper actuator will move the bumper into the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: David T. Renke, Gavin J. Brownlie, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110067314
    Abstract: The static air dam includes at least one mounting feature, which is preferably at least one hole or slot to allow a fastener, such as a screw, bolt, rivet, weld, or other similar attachment devices, to secure the air dam to a wall of a jamb channel. Air passage through the jamb channel is prohibited or at least substantially inhibited by the static air dam that is designed to approximate the size and dimensions of the cross section of the jamb channel. At least one side of the air dam includes a tab or similar structure for securing the free end of the curl spring of a curl spring balance. The air dam includes integrally formed reinforcing elements that either abut or are adjacent to the side walls of the jamb channel. The air dam preferably includes a pair of flexible projections for engaging ears on the curl spring carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: CALDWELL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: Mark R. Baker
  • Publication number: 20110031858
    Abstract: An elasticity module suitable to be used as a spring of a slide opening/closing apparatus of mobile devices such as wireless phone, PDA, PMP, portable game machine, electronic scheduler is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Han Sang Lee
  • Patent number: 7552562
    Abstract: A window or door assembly including a jamb member and a jamb liner having a fastener opening coupled along the jamb member. A sash is moveably coupled along the jamb liner. The window or door assembly includes a structural filler coupled over a portion of the jamb liner, and the structural filler substantially conceals the fastener opening. The structural filler includes a flange sized and shaped to engage with the sash, and the flange substantially prevents movement of the sash over the structural filler. In one option, the flange extends along the structural filler and the sash. The structural filler further includes a contact surface engaged with the jamb liner and a projection rotatably coupled with the jamb liner, and the structural filler rotates in a first direction around the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Marvin Lumber and Cedar Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Curtis, Todd Alan Lund
  • Publication number: 20090120006
    Abstract: A construction apparatus having a frame adapted to be mounted on a support; at least one work object, having a predetermined upper portion and a lower portion; and an assembly mounting the work object in supported relation on the frame by the upper portion or the lower portion of the work object for substantially lateral movement relative to the support in the performance of a work operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Brent David Vincent
  • Publication number: 20080184627
    Abstract: A track and arm type door controller assembly. A channel member and a gripping member each having a toothed surface are provided, with the gripping member slidably disposed in the channel member. When the pin is retracted, the gripping member teeth are spaced from the channel member teeth, and the gripping member may freely slide along the track. When the pin is advanced, the teeth engage and the gripping member is in a fixed, non-sliding position. An elongated spring and a spring clip or a latch may be provided that releasably engage to hold the door open. A set screw may adjust the tightness of the engagement of the elongated spring and spring clip of latch. A friction assembly may be provided to slow the motion of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Timothy J. Hilger
  • Patent number: 7313888
    Abstract: A device for preventing rattling of a door window glass for vehicles. In an activated condition, i.e. upon the upward and downward movement of the window glass, smoother upward and downward movement of the window glass is enabled, thereby eliminating noise due to frictional contact between the window glass and the weatherstrip. In an inactivated or stopped condition of the window glass, the inside walls of the weatherstrip are supportedly brought into close contact with the surfaces of the window glass, thereby also eliminating noise due to rattling of the window glass caused by external factors such as wind, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Ja Kyung Ku
  • Patent number: 7069697
    Abstract: A door glass run includes a door glass run body having a U-shaped cross section, and a pair of lip portions each one of the lip portions extending from opposite sides of an opening edge of the door glass run body toward a bottom face portion of the door glass run body and effective to slidably contact with the door glass. The lip portions have lengths individually set so that, even if the door glass vibrates in the door glass run, the lip portions will not be spaced away from the door glass. Alternatively, a protrusion is provided on an inner wall face of the door glass run body. A height of the protrusion is set so that, even if the door glass vibrates, an end portion of one lip portion closest to the protrusion does not contact with an inner wall face of the door glass run body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomonori Hamada, Manabu Ushiro, Hiroyasu Kozawa, Manabu Toki
  • Patent number: 7062880
    Abstract: A stabilizer clip for a window assembly clip includes a clip body having a generally U-shaped profile. The clip body is preferably sized to be retained in a windowpane run channel assembly. The clip body defines a groove between opposed side walls for slidably receiving an edge of a windowpane. A plurality of pads extends outwardly from the walls. The pads are adapted to slidably engage the windowpane. When the clip body is retained in the windowpane run channel assembly by a mounting means and the windowpane is in an extended position, the pads engage with the windowpane to prevent lateral movement of the windowpane relative to the windowpane run channel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: David Thomas Renke, Charles M Fobare, James Crawford Vallance
  • Patent number: 6901705
    Abstract: A sliding closure system comprising a frame and at least one slidable leaf member. The frame has a frame upper member and a frame lower member each being formed with at least one longitudinal groove. A groove filling device comprising an elastic member and an elongate filling member is disposed in the longitudinal groove of the frame lower member. A lower member of the slidable leaf member includes a height control roller having a projection that is received in the longitudinal groove of the frame lower member for guiding the slidable leaf member longitudinally of the frame lower member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventor: Myung-shin Park
  • Patent number: 6880293
    Abstract: An automotive windowpane support structure includes a slider bonded to an inner surface of a windowpane with an adhesive. The slider is vertically movable along a rail member. The rail member is divided into and comprised of two parts, an inner guide and an outer guide. The inner guide is provided at a sash portion of a door. The outer guide is provided at a garnish provided opposite to the sash portion and supports a side portion of the slider protruded from an edge of the windowpane. The garnish is provided such that its outer surface is flush with an outer surface of the windowpane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishikawa, Shun Kadota, Kazunori Watanabe, Hidetoshi Ijuin
  • Patent number: 6880292
    Abstract: A guide assembly guides a glass pane into a panel body of a vehicular door. The door includes an upper door guide and a lower door guide provided in a vertically spaced relation to the upper door guide. A guide portion extending outward from the lower door guide is provided at an upper end of the lower the guide assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Gentaro Okahara
  • Publication number: 20040139659
    Abstract: A window jamb component assembly mountable in the jambs of a double hung window for cooperative engagement with the sash assemblies thereof. The component assembly includes a longitudinally elongated jamb liner having upper and lower segments comprising a pair of channel guides spaced apart by a profiled web. The profiled web defines sequentially aligned recesses, namely an inner weather stripping recess, a jamb filler recess and an outer weather stripping recess. A jamb filler, held by the jamb filler recess, provides a uniformly clad surface for the jambs to match the appearance of the trim of the double hung window. Frame weather stripping for sealingly engaging the sash assemblies of the double hung window is deployed and held in the inner and outer weather stripping recesses. Such assembly provides a visually pleasing finish for the window jambs, while providing improved cooperation between the window jamb and the sash assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Applicant: Marvin Lumber and Cedar Company
    Inventors: Leslie B. Hendrickson, Lenny Wong
  • Patent number: 6571513
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement for movable window pane and a fixed window pane of a vehicle, in particular, for a lowerable side window pane and a fixed triangular window pane in a rear door of a passenger car, comprises a profile element, arranged between the movable window pane and the abutting fixed window pane, and a sealing profile, placed inside the profile element, for the guidance and sealing of the movable window pane. In order to reduce air turbulences caused by the profile element, the sealing profile and the profile element are constructed in such a way that the movable window pane rests on a sealing surface of the sealing profile and with the edge area of its interior surface and possibly its lateral face sealed to the sealing surface, and that the fixed window pane is attached on the exterior side of the profile element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Meritor Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus-Peter Maass
  • Publication number: 20030089044
    Abstract: A door sash guides a glass pane into a panel body of a vehicular door is provided in the panel body. The door sash includes an upper door sash and a lower door sash provided in a vertically spaced relation to the upper door sash. A guide portion bent to extend outward is provided at an upper end of the lower door sash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Applicant: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Gentaro Okahara
  • Patent number: 6430878
    Abstract: A glass guide for guiding vertical movement of a window glass in a door panel of a vehicle. The glass guide is easily assembled with the door and prevents water from falling on a door lock device. The glass guide is mounted in the door panel at a location separated from a lower end of a glass run that is attached to a door frame of the door panel. Further, the glass guide includes a guide portion for guiding the window glass. A cover is arranged on an upper end of the guide portion. The cover includes an inclined surface, which is inclined with respect to and which intersects a lateral, vertical plane that is located at a lower end of the glass run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignees: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Terasawa, Masahiro Nozaki, Ken Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20020095868
    Abstract: A mass transit vehicle window installation assembly for simplifying and accelerating the installation of window assemblies in vehicle window apertures. The assembly comprises a retainer that connects between a window assembly frame and a vehicle wall panel having a window aperture shaped to receive the window assembly where the window assembly frame has a planform shape that generally complements that of the window aperture. The retainer spaces such a window assembly frame from an inner peripheral surface of a complementary window aperture. The retainer is supported on either a window frame or a complementary window aperture in a position to center the window assembly as the window assembly is inserted into the aperture. This allows an operator to insert a window assembly into a window aperture after one or more of the window assembly retainers have been installed on one of the window frame and window aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: Alvin D. McCauley