Revolving Guide Component; E.g., Roller Or Gear Patents (Class 49/425)
  • Patent number: 10900273
    Abstract: A frame assembly, for use in window and door applications configured to retain a panel, comprising a frame with a cover assembly and a support assembly having a track assembly, and a sill assembly and a header assembly both interconnected to a securing surface. The cover assembly is interconnected to the support assembly. The sill assembly comprises a roller member disposed in supporting relation to the track assembly, and the header assembly is disposed in supporting relation to the support assembly so that the frame is movable relative to both the header assembly and the sill assembly. At least a portion of the frame comprises a predetermined thickness of about 1 and 3/16 inches and a predetermined width of about 2 and ½ inches. The predetermined thickness is substantially less than the predetermined width so that both cooperatively and concurrently enhance viewing through the panel and the frame's stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Bruno Salvoni
  • Patent number: 10883304
    Abstract: A pocket slide opening door assembly including a door leaf having a top edge, a door frame assembly, and a sliding assembly for slideable translation of the door leaf in relation to the door frame assembly between a closed position and an open position, wherein the assembly is provided in a plurality of parts for assembly in situ, including in a first part the door leaf, in a second part the door frame assembly with bay or pocket configured to receive the door leaf, or in second and third parts the door frame assembly and separate bay or pocket configured to receive the door leaf, and wherein the door assembly is disposed and configured in manner which prevents ligature about the door leaf top edge and in manner which prevents access to the sliding assembly for tamper purpose or for ligature purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: John Monaghan
  • Patent number: 10352093
    Abstract: A weatherstrip with improved stackability has a rigid base portion including a planar surface and a flexible strip portion adhered over a corner of the base portion and extending outwardly at an angle to the planar surface of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ROYAL GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Mitchell, Robert E. Rabago
  • Patent number: 9916295
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to align contexts with text. Multiple versions within separate forms of context are controlled; all contexts are controlled in independent alignment with parts in text. Plain text syllables are synchronized with audio vocalization playback with timings applied in context. Precise synchronization is controlled within a multi-touch tap process. Same-language restatements, translations, linguistic alignment “ties” and tags are controlled in contexts. Depictions and vocalizations of text and parts in text are controlled within contexts and sorted within tiered carousels. Toggle controls quickly access separate contexts. Independent alignments between multiple contexts and parts in text are controlled and dynamically adjusted in real-time. Text and contexts in multiple writing systems, styles and sizes are aligned and edited within WYSIWYG textarea. Context alignment controls are applied within a collaborative social framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Henry Dana Crawford
  • Patent number: 9897332
    Abstract: A fenestration assembly comprising a sliding glass assembly that slides between a fully closed position and a fully open position in which the sliding glass assembly is received into a pocket of the fenestration assembly. The pocket is covered on at least one side with insulation. The fenestration assembly may have two sliding glass assemblies. The fenestration assembly may be used in an energy efficient building system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Glover, Stephen Field, Marvin Davis, Gregory Allen
  • Patent number: 9708843
    Abstract: Set for installing a leaf (3) of a sliding door (1) provided with a wheel set (12) in a frame (2), the set including a leaf (3), a frame (2), a wheel set (12) and an aid (1), whereby the aid (15) includes supporting elements (17) that each define a support point (20) for the leaf (3), whereby the distance (Ds) between the support points (20) is less than the thickness (Dv) of the leaf (3) and whereby the aid (15) includes at least one connecting element (16) to fix the supporting elements (17) with respect one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: REYNAERS ALUMINIUM, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventor: Danny Geysels
  • Patent number: 9476250
    Abstract: A sash window includes a fixed frame in which at least one inner sliding frame can slide between an open position and a closed position of the window, and at least one sliding or fixed outer frame, seals being interposed between the fixed frame and the inner sliding frame, a sealing system including, for the inner sliding frame, two lateral seals, a top cross-member seal, for the outer frame, and a bottom cross-member seal. Additionally, the invention the sealing system includes intermediate seals that join on each side of the sliding frame the cross-member seals and the lateral seals, so as to form a continuity of sealing between these seals in the closed position of said inner sliding frame. The lateral junction region between the inner sliding frame and the outer frame is thus connected by a sealing system that makes them sealed vis-à-vis each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ATELIERS PERRAULT FRERES
    Inventors: Pascal Danaud, Joël Bigeard, Antoine Lory
  • Patent number: 9080359
    Abstract: A roller assembly comprising: a roller housing comprising first and second side walls and first and second end walls forming an enclosure; a carriage assembly comprising a carriage body and at least two carriage wheels rotatably attached to the carriage body, wherein the carriage assembly is located within the enclosure such that the at least two carriage wheels are arranged to protrude from the bottom of the enclosure during use; wherein the carriage body comprises a support portion and at least two concentric pivot points arranged to locate within slanted passages formed in the first and second side walls to allow the carriage body to rotatably pivot about the pivot points; an intermediate adjusting mechanism slidably engaged with the roller housing and arranged to move lengthwise within the enclosure, the intermediate adjusting mechanism comprising a first engagement surface located on an extending member, wherein the extending member extends in a direction substantially perpendicular to the lengthwise mov
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Assa Abloy New Zealand
    Inventor: Stuart G. Horwood
  • Patent number: 9080362
    Abstract: A shower door assembly includes a frame having an upper frame member that is elongated with a generally constant cross-section. The cross-section of the frame member may define a channel. The shower door assembly also includes a door that slides in a direction parallel with the channel, as well as a bumper. The bumper is positioned within the channel of the upper frame member and limits movement of the door. The bumper is connected to the upper frame member by the upper frame member compressing a portion of the bumper, or the bumper compressing a portion of the upper frame member, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Mark A. Johnson, Roque M. Corpuz, Jr., Nate Grev
  • Patent number: 9051732
    Abstract: An intermediate divider system for an exterior wall unit. The intermediate divider system allows for flexibility in aesthetic design of the exterior wall grid line pattern, while maintaining both wind load resistance and water-tightness performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Building Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond M. L. Ting
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140338264
    Abstract: A roller assembly (1) for supporting a panel (62), including a coupling (5) for connecting the assembly (1) to the panel (62) and a roller (3) for transferring the weight load of the panel (62) to a sill (30), the roller (3) being received in the sill (30) and oriented for rotation about an axis (38) which extends in a direction of the weight load. The invention also relates to a sill and panel assembly for use with the roller assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: RMD Industries Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Stylianos Pelekanos
  • Patent number: 8885359
    Abstract: According to an example, a guide bracket and an electronic device adopting the guide bracket are provided. A free end of a resilient sheet installed in a wall of the guide bracket is to be held by a snap-fit part set in a chassis beyond the external surface of the wall where the resilient sheet is located to implement position limiting of the guide bracket in the forward-backward direction. The free end of the resilient sheet is to retreat inwards with the bending of the resilient sheet towards the interior of the wall where the resilient sheet is located to avoid the snap-fit part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hangzhou H3C Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaojun Wang, Yongfeng Tang
  • Publication number: 20140311035
    Abstract: A sliding door assembly is disclosed with guide rail and rollers attached to a door. The rollers have bevels on both sides of a center portion, and fit into a single piece guide rail with three sections. Also disclosed is a method for making the sliding door assembly and installing it. In the method, a long, flat piece is bent in two places parallel to its long axis to form a guide rail with three sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: TITUS GILLIAM
  • Publication number: 20140290141
    Abstract: An adjusting and interlocking unit for displaceable and pivotable doors and/or walls, which are guided to be movable at and/or in a roller rail via rollers, includes an upper part, attachable to the roller rail, a central part attachable to a movable carriage profile of a door respectively of a wall, and a lower part attachable to the door, respectively to the wall. A locking element allows for releasing or interlocking the doors and/or wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Mark MAYER, Thomas VOGLER, Ralf KREYENBORG, Oliver WALHORN, Jörg SUNDERBRINK
  • Patent number: 8806807
    Abstract: A sliding panel structure. The sliding panel structure includes a frame having an upper support track and a lower guide rail. At least one sliding panel is connected between the upper support track and the lower guide rail. The sliding panel includes a sliding panel pivot axis and an extension for riding in the lower guide rail. The extension prevents undesired pivoting of the sliding panel about the sliding panel pivot axis. A mutual attraction device is connected between the sliding panel and the frame with a first mutual attraction part connected to the frame and the second mutual attraction part connected to the sliding panel. A fulcrum is utilized for tilting the sliding panel whenever the first mutual attraction part engages the second mutual attraction part. The tilting of the sliding panel causes the extension to disengage the lower guide rail which allows the sliding panel to pivot about the sliding panel pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Alan Rees
  • Patent number: 8806808
    Abstract: The sliding panel (1) comprise on at least one of sides thereof in the direction of the movement thereof, the reinforcing member (4) consisting of two aluminum sections (4a and 4b) connected by a polyamide thermal break (4c) and having two edges (4d and 4e) that define the longitudinal groove (22) having the same width from one end of the member (4) to the other end thereof. The guides (10) and the longitudinal inverted channel section (11) are placed in stationary positions on the benches (8 and 9) belonging to the profile sections of the frame (2) of the sliding window or sliding glass door. Each guide (10) comprises, in the center of the block (12), the vertical rod (20) having, on the top end thereof, ball bearings (21) that are located exactly between the edges (4d and 4e) and are located in the longitudinal channel (22) through which the panel (1) is guided in the movements thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Orchidees Constructions S.A.
    Inventor: Eric Joray
  • Publication number: 20140223827
    Abstract: A roller facilitates movement of a gate or similar barrier between a first and second position. The barrier fits at least generally within a channel formed at the periphery of the roller, and the channel is shaped to reduce the contact area and resulting friction that can otherwise occur between the confronting surfaces of the channel and the barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Larsen
  • Publication number: 20140202083
    Abstract: Frameworks for walls sliding in an opening defining an outer surface, especially for windows and French windows, arranged to support one wall, the outer surface being aligned with the ceiling or floor of the building in which the framework is arranged, the framework including a stationary frame, an intermediate element attached to the wall, and movement means allowing the wall to move relative to the stationary frame, the framework comprising at least one through-groove through which the intermediate element passes, and a slider is connected to one of the ends of the intermediate element, and the movement means engages with the slider and/or with the stationary frame to move the wall along a predetermined path, the stationary frame being positioned entirely above or below the outer surface such that the stationary frame does not project any elements from the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Orchidees Constructions SA
    Inventor: Eric Joray
  • Patent number: 8733023
    Abstract: Door arrangement, more particularly a sliding door arrangement of an automatic door of an elevator or of a building, which comprises a door panel, and a guide arrangement for controlling the path of movement of the door panel, which guide arrangement comprises at least one guide connected to the aforementioned door panel, and a guide rail, closely along which the aforementioned guide is arranged to move, and from which guide rail the guide takes lateral support force with respect to the longitudinal direction of the guide rail. The guide comprises a first guide roll for taking the support force from the guide surface of the guide rail on the side of a first side of the guide, and a second guide roll for taking support force from the guide surface of the guide rail on the side of a second side of the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Andhikaputra Rahardjo, Kari Kemppainen
  • Patent number: 8683747
    Abstract: Disclosed is an easy-to-construct window apparatus including to assure easy construction and superior drainage ability. The window apparatus includes a window frame fixing unit including a bottom plate, vertical plates formed at lateral ends of the bottom plate and a rack plate formed at each vertical plate, a window frame support unit including a seat plate on the rack plate, a support plate configured to be supported on the bottom plate, fastening pieces protruding from the seat plate, and a holding groove formed in each fastening piece, a rail unit including a horizontal plate provided with a rail and a coupling piece, and a holding ridge formed at the coupling piece so as to be coupled with the holding groove, a window drive unit including a press-fit structure to be press-fitted into a window, and water discharge holes perforated in the aforementioned units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Soon Seok Kim
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130312333
    Abstract: A horizontal sliding wall structure is located in a rail which has a housing space and a sliding slot communicating with the housing space. The horizontal sliding wall structure includes a sliding door panel, a horizontal sliding assembly located in the housing space and a suspension rod connecting to the sliding door panel and horizontal sliding assembly. The horizontal sliding assembly includes a main body, four bottom roller sets, four lateral roller sets perpendicular to the bottom roller sets, a suspension hole and an upper lid. The upper lid and suspension hole form a concealed space therebetween. The suspension rod has a support end held in the concealed space and a connection end running through the sliding slot to connect to the sliding door panel. The upper lid can prevent dust and dirt from accumulating and also prohibit the suspension rod from moving vertically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Shou-Hsing LIAO
  • Patent number: 8584317
    Abstract: A ceiling track system including a guiding rail, in which at least one wall element is received and an encasing element that is affixed to the guiding rail. A long leg extends in a vertical joining direction and has a latching geometry, into which a latching hook can be latched such that the encasing element is affixed to the guiding rail in a self-retaining manner. The long leg has a web with a projection. The guiding rail has a groove into which the projection engages for the purpose of self-retaining the encasing element. Adjacent to the groove the guiding rail has a screw reception into which a screw element is screwable by which a clamping action is achieved. The screw reception is at an angle with regard to the vertical joining direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Dorma GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Arne Liebscher, Olaf Lüttmann
  • Publication number: 20130269259
    Abstract: A motor vehicle sliding door that may be supported by a pillar of the motor vehicle and having a sliding door assembly with a self-adaptive carriage. A self-adaptive carriage can allow for pillar attachment of the door to the vehicle body at one or more of the A, B, or C pillars with reduced movement efforts and increased stability while accommodating manufacturing tolerance variation over large scale production runs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: DURA GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Hendren, Ali Tavakoli Targhi, Alex M. Langreet
  • Patent number: 8533997
    Abstract: A lift and sliding fenestration assembly includes a single or multi lift/slide panel assembly including at least a primary panel and an optional secondary panel, where the primary panel is slidable along a first plane. The fenestration assembly further includes a linkage system operatively coupled with the lift/slide panel assembly, and a handle is coupled with the linkage system. The handle has an open position and a closed position, and the handle is movable between an open position and a closed position. The handle travels in a second plane, and the second plane is transverse to the first plane. In a further option, the primary panel is slidable along the first plane when the handle is rotated and placed in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Marvin Lumber and Cedar Company
    Inventors: Eric Stoutenborough, Kyle Koch
  • Patent number: 8490331
    Abstract: A roller for sliding a movable panel includes a housing and a plurality of wheels positioned within the housing. The housing is positionable in a space defined between a bottom surface of the panel and a channel which receives a guided edge of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: CGI Windows & Doors
    Inventor: Flavio Quesada
  • 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: 8468749
    Abstract: A gate entry system that includes a gate and a gate drive system mounted to a gate post and including a drive roller and a passive roller is disclosed. In specific implementations of the gate entry system, extension rollers may be removably coupled to one or both of the drive roller and passive roller. Opposing sides of the gate may be in constant direct contact with the drive roller (or any extensions coupled thereto) and the passive roller (or any extensions coupled thereto). Rotation of the drive roller when the gate is between the passive roller and drive roller acts to move the gate in a linear direction. The drive roller may include a shaft coupler and a threaded female coupling opposite the shaft coupler. A threaded male coupling of an extension roller may be threadedly coupled to the drive roller threaded female coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Dufresne
  • Patent number: 8443551
    Abstract: A sliding door with a door leaf, which is suspended from two carriages and displaceably guided along a roller rail profile, which is disposed at a wall or at a ceiling, the sliding door having at least one closing device, which is suitable to displace the decelerated door leaf into a closed position. The at least one carriage has a carrier, at or in which the closing device is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Dorma GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Oliver Walhorn
  • Publication number: 20130097935
    Abstract: A sliding door panel assembly comprises at least one movable door panel and a roller assembly. The roller assembly includes at least one roller mounted on an axle and at least one roller clamping plate receiving the axle. The vertical load of the door panel is substantially borne by the at least one roller. A track may be disposed beneath the roller assembly, and the roller is movable along the track. The door panel is movable by moving the roller along the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: C.R. Laurence Company, Inc.
    Inventor: C.R. Laurence Company, Inc.
  • 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
  • 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: 20130042534
    Abstract: A modular sliding door system includes a modular base with one or more lower tracks that may be removably connected in parallel, and ramps that may be connected to either side of a given lower track. The base may include one or more connectors that are configured to connect between two consecutive lower tracks. Each lower track has at least one longitudinal rail configured to receive a lower wheel assembly of a sliding door. The lower wheel assembly includes a lower wheel that has a transverse latch member disposed vertically below the lower wheel to slidably latch the lower wheel assembly to the lower track as the lower wheel rotates matingly on the longitudinal rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: DORON POLUS
  • Patent number: 8375516
    Abstract: A movable carriage assembly for a door track or window track is adapted to support a door or window. The carriage assembly includes a lower carriage removably joined to an upper carriage, forming an elongate gap there between which is constructed and adapted to provide a sliding surface element for a track dust cover. When the carriage assembly moves along the track, the dust cover moves through the gap of the carriage assembly and over the sliding surface element whereby the dust cover is caused to disengage from the track and re-engage with track after the carriage assembly has passed. There is also disclosed a method of installing the carriage assembly in a window or door opening for a door or window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Open Building Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Ian Paul Baines, David Kenning Solly
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120247024
    Abstract: A roller assembly for use with a sliding door, the roller assembly comprising upper and lower housings, a roller mounted in the upper housing, a shaft extending between the upper and lower housings with a spring extending about the shaft, and a screw-threaded member for securing the lower housing to the shaft at a desired location. The arrangement permits self adjustment of the door within a channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Gerard Therrien
  • Patent number: 8240089
    Abstract: Described is a carriage (7) for sliding doors and windows (2) comprising a fixed frame (3), at least one sash (4) that is slidable horizontally relative to the fixed frame (3) by means of a carriage unit (1), and a handle (9) mounted on the sash (4) for controlling the carriage (7); the latter is provided with a supporting frame (11), mobile on wheels, and with a connecting member (13) interposed between the supporting frame (11) and a bottom sash (4) rail (8); the connecting member (13) is movably constrained to the supporting frame (11) to enable the sash (4) to be lifted and lowered relative to the supporting frame (11) under the action of the handle (9); a helical spring (44) is interposed between the supporting frame (11) and the connecting member (13) to lessen the effort required of the user to lift the sash (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: GSG International S.p.A.
    Inventor: Marco Lambertini
  • Patent number: 8196353
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guiding mechanism for sliding devices, especially leaves or doors. Said guiding mechanism comprises a profiled guide rail which is mounted on rolls or sliding elements and is optionally fitted with a superstructure. A stationary roll support and at least one movable roll support are provided. The movable roll support is moved into the operating position thereof substantially without producing a load moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Ceta Elektromechanik GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Loidolt
  • Patent number: 8182052
    Abstract: A cupboard forming a display cabinet includes at least one pane fixed on a shoe moving along a rail and an electromagnetic lock housed in the frame of the cupboard, so that its bolt can interact with a notch formed on the shoe when the pane is in the locked position. In order to identify the locking of the pane, the rail may have a lateral protrusion and the cupboard may contain an electric circuit including a contact between the bolt of the lock and the protrusion, the closure of the circuit allowing the desired identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Adler S.A.S.
    Inventors: Eric Michel Bourgain, Jean-Jacques Claude Roger Masson
  • Patent number: 8176680
    Abstract: The frame and the sash of the sliding door assembly are each made of plastic. The frame extrusion profile utilizes an opposing open-leg or C-channel construction that creates an interior accessory slot that is utilized throughout the overall construction to create a carrier that can accept a wide variety of snap-in accessory extrusions or components. Similarly, the sash extrusion profile allows for the use of snap-in accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Thermoseal Industries, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Richard A. Chubb, Ralph R. Wearsch
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120031008
    Abstract: A roller door system includes one or more sets of rollers configured to mount to a panel frame member on an upper end of a panel, and move through a complementary upper guide. A lower side of the panel frame can also be guided through one or more bottom tracks. These components, when coupled with the resin panel, can provide the ability to provide a smooth gliding motion for the resin panel door. In addition, the frame in which the panel is mounted can be configured with one or more components to accommodate the unique expansion and contraction properties of resin materials, and thus allow a stable, long term mounting solution. The upper guide and the lower track can also be configured with one or more components or mechanisms for pitch adjustment, as well as to adjust for uneven or irregular mounting surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: 3FORM, INC.
    Inventors: Guillaume Martin, Venugopal R. Ghatikar, Christopher A. Luomanen, Jeremy Porter, William Gatti, Brian Hillstrom, R. Talley Goodson
  • Publication number: 20110283625
    Abstract: A construction product such as a window or door includes a multi-functional thermal break. The thermal break serves to contact and support elements of the frame of the construction product. The thermal break also provides one or more additional structural functions for the construction product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Alcoa Commercial Windows LLC
    Inventors: Ronald M. Lenox, Mahmoud Manteghi, Heath Lewis
  • Patent number: 8056286
    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: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Dirtt Environmental Solutions Ltd.
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens F. Smed, Colin V Blehm, Steven M. van Beveren
  • Patent number: 8046872
    Abstract: A carriage for fitting a suspendable door on a rail is described. The carriage includes a housing and at least one running roller disposed on the housing. The running roller is positioned to engage the rail. An installation plate is included that is adapted to be connected to the suspendable door. A suspension bolt is connected between the housing and the installation plate. A portion of the suspension bolt engages a bearing disposed at one end of either the housing or the installation plate. The bearing permits at least angular displacement if the suspension bolt with respect to either the housing or the installation plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hettich-Heinze GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Burgess, III, Joerg vom Dorp, Michael Leidner
  • Publication number: 20110197515
    Abstract: The sliding panel (1) comprise on at least one of sides thereof in the direction of the movement thereof, the reinforcing member (4) consisting of two aluminum sections (4a and 4b) connected by a polyamide thermal break (4c) and having two edges (4d and 4e) that define the longitudinal groove (22) having the same width from one end of the member (4) to the other end thereof. The guides (10) and the longitudinal inverted channel section (11) are placed in stationary positions on the benches (8 and 9) belonging to the profile sections of the frame (2) of the sliding window or sliding glass door. Each guide (10) comprises, in the center of the block (12), the vertical rod (20) having, on the top end thereof, ball bearings (21) that are located exactly between the edges (4d and 4e) and are located in the longitudinal channel (22) through which the panel (1) is guided in the movements thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Eric Joray