Panel With Closure Feature Patents (Class 49/501)
  • Patent number: 10302348
    Abstract: A heat insulation door of a refrigeration appliance has a door body with a heat insulation glass module, which includes at least two layers of glass plates disposed with an interval, and a first sealing portion is disposed between the edges of the adjacent glass plates to form an enclosed heat insulation space between the adjacent glass plates; a doorframe surrounds an edge of the heat insulation glass module along a circumferential direction, wherein the doorframe has a rear frame portion located at the back of the heat insulation glass module along a front-to-rear direction of a door, and a door sealing strip is provided at the back of the rear frame portion. Along a direction parallel to the door body, the door sealing strip is at least partially located on an inner side of the first sealing portion located on a same edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Ping Lv, Yaoguo Xu, Chuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10214954
    Abstract: A door assembly with the dual support connector has a door panel, a glass pane, a dual support connector assembly, a fixed sealing frame for engaging the dual support connector assembly, a seal-less removable frame for attaching to the attachment (dual support connector assembly) on an opposite side of the fixed sealing frame, and a fastener engaging the dual support connector assembly to the fixed sealing frame. The dual support connector assembly has a clip body, a door flange extending from the clip body, a glass flange extending from the clip body in parallel with the door flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: John B. Plummer
  • Patent number: 10184247
    Abstract: The present application relates to an insulating glass (1) having at least two glass panes (2, 3) spaced apart from one another. The insulating glass (1) comprises at least one marginal join arranged between the glass panes (2, 3) in the region (8, 9, 10, 11) of edges (4, 5, 6, 7) of said glass panes (2, 3), said marginal join consisting of a spacer (12) and also at least one adhesive. The marginal join comprises a first adhesive at least in the region (8, 9) of two mutually opposite edges (4, 5), said adhesive having a rigidity in the cured state of at least 50 N/mm2, preferably of at least 100 N/mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: GLAS TRÖSCH HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Bruno Kassnel-Henneberg
  • Patent number: 10184288
    Abstract: A plastic thermal barrier connects an inner shell and an outer shell of a window frame or a door frame. The thermal barrier includes a first part that is provided with a component for connecting it to an inner shell and an outer shell. The thermal barrier further includes a second part, whereby these parts are connected to one another in a hinged way by means of a film hinge and are provided with mutually complementary elements of a snap connector configured to fasten the two parts together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ALUK, SOCIETE ANONYME
    Inventor: Peter Blijweert
  • Patent number: 10045638
    Abstract: The invention features a refrigerator cabinet door frame. The frame includes a thermally conductive outer frame, a thermally insulating inner frame member, and a sealing plate. The outer frame member includes a forward end having an outer surface that is disposed outside of a refrigerated cabinet with the frame mounted, and a rearward end defining a joint. The inner frame member includes a first end retained in the joint, and a second end. The sealing plate includes a first edge coupled to the outer frame member at the rearward end, forward of the joint, a second edge supported by the second end of the inner frame member, and a thermally conductive sealing surface. The first edge of the sealing plate is coupled to the outer frame member such that the sealing surface and the outer surface of the outer frame member together form a continuous heat transfer path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Artwohl, Jeffery W. Nicholson, Matthew Rolek, David Briggs Baugh
  • Patent number: 10018218
    Abstract: A refrigerator and refrigerator door in which the door includes a door panel that includes metal and that defines a first surface of the door and a second surface of the door. The door also includes a bending portion that is bent from the door panel toward a first side of the door panel and a cap panel that includes metal, that defines a third surface of the door and a fourth surface of the door, that is coupled to the door panel and a first surface of the bending portion, and that includes a recess. The door further includes a fixing member that is configured to press a second surface of the bending portion and that is coupled to the cap panel. The bending portion of the door is configured to be pressed between the cap panel and the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jaehun Jung
  • Patent number: 9976340
    Abstract: The invention described relates to the manufacturing of solid wood doors and consists in the insertion of steel reinforcing bars in the frames of the door to increase its rigidity. By increasing the rigidity of the door, the effect of possible warping in the door is diminished. In addition to this, alloying the steel, which possesses an elasticity modulus that is around ten times superior to that of wood, we achieve significantly higher rigidity for the piece of solid wood and this, by adding very little steel. The arrangement and the geometry of the reinforcing bars permit the conservation of traditional manufacturing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: LES PORTES ALAIN BOURASSA INC.
    Inventors: Mathieu Bourassa, Alain Bourassa
  • Patent number: 9956855
    Abstract: A vehicular door structure includes a door outer panel that constitutes a door exterior panel; a door inner panel that constitutes a door interior panel and is made of a resin, the door inner panel having a first side that is provided to the door outer panel; and a door interior member located on a second side of the door inner panel, the door interior member facing to the vehicle interior, wherein the door inner panel includes a panel part that has a plurality fragile portions, the fragile portions having a linear shape or a dotted line shape and being provided in parallel with each other while being spaced from each other in at least one direction of a door width direction and a door vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Tamaoki
  • Patent number: 9909352
    Abstract: A prefabricated flashing product for an opening in an exterior surface of a structure includes a generally planar flange shaped to conform to the exterior surface, the flange extending outwardly from an entire perimeter of an aperture therein that corresponds to the opening, and a return that seals to the flange about the aperture and extends substantially perpendicularly therefrom toward an inward direction of the opening. The flange and the return are monolithically formed of a waterproof material. A method of integrating a fenestration product into an opening of an exterior surface of a structure includes inserting the flashing product described above into the opening, and inserting the fenestration product at least partially into the aperture of the flashing product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Norwood Architecture, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven A. Norwood
  • Patent number: 9863181
    Abstract: The invention relates to the manufacturing of solid wood doors and consists in increasing the insulating value of a door by inserting an insulating material between the internal and external panels and in the center of the structural parts of the door. In this way, a door with a minimum of non-insulated surfaces is achieved. By using this system, the insulating value of the assembled door is significantly increased and reach the requirements of high energy efficiency programs such as ENERGY STAR™. In addition to this, the rigidity and the durability of the solid wood door are not significantly compromised. A door with a traditional style and high thermal resistance levels is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: LES PORTES ALAIN BOURASSA INC.
    Inventors: Mathieu Bourassa, Alain Bourassa
  • Patent number: 9593526
    Abstract: A door structure with glass at least comprising a front panel, a rear panel, an inner hollowed-frame assembly, a glass mounted assembly and at least one glass, wherein the front panel and the rear panel are configured with a plurality of positioning protrusions at inner sides for assembling the inner hollowed-frame assembly inside the door structure with glass without using screws; the structure may render the inner hollowed-frame assembly able to support and assemble the glass mounted assembly and the glass with rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: NAN YA PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kuei Yung Wang Chen
  • Patent number: 9551282
    Abstract: The present application provides a media pad for cooling an inlet air flow to a compressor of a gas turbine engine. The media pad may include a first media sheet with a chevron corrugated surface having a first mist eliminator and a second media sheet with a wavy corrugated surface having a second mist eliminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jianmin Zhang, Bradly Aaron Kippel
  • Patent number: 9322161
    Abstract: The present application discloses improvements to support clamps for panels of glass and the like. An arrangement of two clamping halves (9000) each having a clamping surface (9001) and a locating component (9070) interlocking the two halves. Each of the two clamping surfaces are brought together by movement of the locating component through a range of positions, preferably lengthwise, such that portions of them are urged apart thus pressing together the clamping surfaces and securing the panel. In addition the first and second clamp halves include each an opening for a fastener (7014) within a flange (7010, 7012) such that the second opening is oriented approximately perpendicular to the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: John Michael Schopf, Manfred Schopf
  • Patent number: 9290987
    Abstract: A window assembly is described for installation in window openings having different thicknesses. A window frame having parallel side jambs, a header and a sill having inner and outer edges, and forming a rectangular opening is provided. C-shaped clamps are attached to the inner faces of the jambs, header and sill. The clamps include inwardly extending inner and outer side arms spaced at a given width, and an inner side. A rectangular extender frame is formed of four rectangular boards having lengths corresponding to the lengths of the frame jambs, header and sill. The extender frame is inserted into the clamps and moved relative to the window frame until the combined thickness of the extender frame and window frame corresponds to the thickness of the opening into which the window frame is to be mounted. Extender trim can be added to hide the clamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventors: Jason Gray Yeomans, Robert Wayne Davis
  • Patent number: 9222298
    Abstract: An insulating glazing with an electrical connection element is described. The insulating glazing having a first pane, and a second pane, a peripheral spacer between the first pane and the second pane, an inner insulation between the peripheral spacer and the first pane and between the peripheral spacer and the second pane, an outer insulation in an outer edge space between the first pane, the peripheral spacer, and the second pane, and a connected plug connection arrangement that has an inner plug connection between the first pane and the second pane, a central plug connection in the peripheral spacer, and an outer plug connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Marco Mueller, Karl-Heinz Paffen, Rino Messere, Manfred Gillissen, Andreas Kleinke, Andre Grote, Markus Hoppe
  • Patent number: 9188123
    Abstract: A pump assembly having a power end and a fluid end, wherein the fluid end includes a plurality of pump bodies connected side by side between opposing end plates with a plurality of fasteners tightened to compress the pump bodies between the end plates. The power end and at least one of the plurality of pump bodies being connected together by a tie rod having a rod portion and a sleeve portion, wherein the sleeve portion surrounds the rod portion and abuts the power end at an end and at least one of the pump bodies of the fluid end at an opposite end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Joe Hubenschmidt, Brian Ochoa, Philippe Gambier, Aude Faugere, Christopher Shen, Tze Wei Chua, Walter Taylor
  • Patent number: 9068753
    Abstract: Door for a domestic appliance, in particular an oven door, having a front glass (10; 40) and a handle (12; 42) for opening and closing the door, wherein the handle (12; 42) is attached to the front glass (10; 40) by means of an adhesive without any additional fixing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Trautner, Markus Schmid
  • Patent number: 8991125
    Abstract: A key of the present invention is for releasably connecting members, furniture and door assembly kits comprising keys, and members having mating connectors along their ends for releasably connecting the members through their mating connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nuco Systems inc.
    Inventors: Louis Bergevin, Yvan Bergevin, Annie Lajeunesse
  • Patent number: 8978308
    Abstract: A door and method for assembling such door for a vehicle are disclosed. The door may comprise a window having a visual surface area and a frame. The frame may include an outer panel surrounding the window and defining a cavity having a draw depth and a mouth, and an inner panel having a first end and a second end. The inner panel may be joined to the outer panel at an inner coupling disposed at the first end and joined to the outer panel at an outer coupling disposed at the second end of the inner panel. The inner panel may substantially cover the mouth of the cavity. The door may have a door area. The visual surface area of the window may be in the range of about 65 percent to 95 percent of the door area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew James Gielda, Derick Lee Hinderliter, Rajesh Mishra, Thomas Allan Jenne
  • Patent number: 8919046
    Abstract: An explosive breach training system comprising a frame having a lock jamb with two opposing ends and an inner surface, first and second opposing frame members connected to the opposing ends of the lock jamb, and a third frame member having ends connected to the first and second frame members opposite of the lock jamb. The frame defines an interior space. A cylindrical elongate member is within the interior space and has ends attached to the first and second frame member at attachment points. A door member has a hinge side and a lock side, and is within a door space at least partially defined by the lock jamb and the portions of the first and second frame members extending between the attachment points and the opposing ends of the lock jamb. A lock bracket is adjacent to the lock jamb, and defines an elongate slot intersecting with a portion of the door space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Darron Phillips
  • Patent number: 8894128
    Abstract: An assembly consisting of an opening panel of a motor vehicle and at least two reinforcing elements. Each reinforcing element has an elongate shape and two ends, the panel comprising at least two connecting elements, each reinforcing element being connectable to the panel in such a way that each end of the reinforcing elements is at least partially superposed on one of the connecting elements, the reinforcing elements and connecting elements forming at least one continuous frame when the reinforcing elements and the panel are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Denis Barral, Jerome Fillon
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140318023
    Abstract: A check link assembly includes a link and a housing. The link includes a first link end portion, a second link end portion opposite the first link end portion, a first sidewall disposed between the first link end portion and the second link end portion, a second sidewall disposed between the first link end portion and the second link end portion, and a link extension protruding from the second link end portion. The link extension is closer to the first sidewall than to the second sidewall. The housing is movably coupled to the link and is configured to move relative to the link between a first housing position and a second housing position. The housing includes a mechanical stop disposed closer to the first sidewall than to the second sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Terrence P. Costigan
  • Patent number: 8869454
    Abstract: A security device for a door comprises a U-shaped reinforcing plate on the vertical edge of a door on the deadbolt side of the door and an elongated frame plate. The door reinforcing plate and the frame plate are made of a hardened material such as cold rolled steel. The door reinforcing plate extends substantially the entire length of the door. A force applied to the door by a would-be intruder is transmitted from the deadbolt to the door reinforcing plate and the elongated frame plate, which then distribute the force over the vertical edge of the door and a significant part of the frame, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: James Patrick Griffin, Jr., James Patrick Griffin
  • Patent number: 8869459
    Abstract: A shower door assembly is provided which comprises a stationary frame, and a movable frame having a guiding groove, wherein the shower door assembly further comprises a fixing block disposed in the stationary frame, the fixing block has a channel and a cam mechanism rotatable about a portion of the fixing block, a first engaging element is provided on at least a part of a bottom surface of the channel, and the shower door assembly further comprises an adjusting block disposed in the guiding groove of the movable frame, the adjusting block has an extension part insertable into the channel of the fixing block, the extension part has a second engaging element, wherein when a force is applied to the extension part by the cam mechanism, the first and second engaging elements are engaged such that the stationary and movable frames do not displace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Foshan Ideal Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wuxiang Wei
  • Patent number: 8869474
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fixing apparatus that makes it possible to easily attach/detach an ornamental glass sheet to the surface of an elevator door and provides an apparatus for fixing a glass sheet for an elevator door which includes: a rear sheet 10 that is made of an elastic material and disposed between the glass sheet 20, which is attached to the outer surface of the elevator door D, and the elevator door D to support the glass sheet 20; and a fixing means F that is installed along the edge of the glass sheet 20 and fixes the glass sheet to the elevator door D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Il Shik Yoon
  • Patent number: 8857105
    Abstract: Door systems including racking spacers located between the sill and the door that can be removed after installation and methods of installing the door systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Kelly Hemping, Jesse Baldwin, Korey Gearhart
  • Patent number: 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: 8793932
    Abstract: A hole in a door is fitted with an insert The insert includes a frame assembly and a mounting plate which are affixed together and sandwiching portions of the door adjacent the hole therebetween. The frame assembly further includes a lattice spanning the hole. An inner door is pivotably mounted to the mounting plate for selectively opening and closing the insert. The frame assembly is configured to support a screen adjacent thereto and inboard of the inner door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Jeff Lindgren
  • Patent number: 8782956
    Abstract: A frame assembly for a window, comprising at least a first frame comprising opposite lateral sides, a bottom and a top side; at least one corner connecting one of the lateral sides to the bottom and the top sides; and compression seals positioned between each corner and an extremity of a lateral side or of the top and bottom sides; each corner clipping into place between a lateral side and one of the top or bottom sides in an auto-sealing fashion around a glazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: BDC Capital Inc.
    Inventor: Éric Giroux
  • Patent number: 8776443
    Abstract: A refrigerated display cabinet door includes inner and outer polygonal annular frames each formed as a single substantially homogenous polymeric/copolymeric injection molded member. An insulated glass unit is bonded to the inner and outer frames which are forcefully held together by a periphery snap fastening mechanism which avoids conventional use of clamps, vises or the like during adhesive cure/set-up. Conventional pivot pins carried by the display door are uniquely guided into pivot pin openings through guiding and locating members which can be snap-secured in openings of a frame in a display case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Gemtron Corporation
    Inventor: Craig Bienick
  • Patent number: 8776439
    Abstract: A modular door system is provided including at least one substantially transparent panel and a frame extending about a perimeter of the panel. The frame includes a pair of horizontal frame elements and a pair of vertical frame elements. One vertical frame element is configured to pivot about a pivot axis so that the other vertical frame element is movable between an open and a closed position. The modular door system further includes at least one receptacle disposed in the frame and a first cartridge removably receivable in the receptacle to facilitate pivoting the one vertical frame element about the pivot axis. The first cartridge is replaceable or interchangeable with at least a second cartridge. The cartridges may provide for the modular door system to be post-formation customized to change, add, or remove certain functionalities or features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hill Phoenix, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry C. Howington, Steven O. Stubblefield
  • 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: 8720117
    Abstract: An explosive breach training system comprising a frame having a lock jamb with two opposing ends and an inner surface, two wide members connected to the opposing ends of the lock jamb, and a long member having ends connected to the wide members. The frame defines an interior space. A hinge jamb assembly comprises an elongate member within the interior space, the assembly being slidably attached to the frame and moveable between the lock jamb and the long member. A door member has a hinge side attachable to the assembly and a lock side, and fits in a door space defined by the elongate member, the lock jamb, and the portions of the wide members extending between the assembly and the opposing ends of the lock jamb. A lock bracket is adjacent to the lock jamb, and defines an elongate slot intersecting with a portion of said door space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Darron Phillips
  • Patent number: 8720115
    Abstract: The invention relates to a door for a paper shredder, for closing at least one interior that is open to one side and location below a cutting mechanism in the housing of the paper shredder or a similar device, comprising at least one viewing window and hinges for fastening the door to the housing, the door being composed of at least two profiled parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Hermann Schwelling
  • Patent number: 8701859
    Abstract: The present invention prevents water or the like from collecting on a shutter face by having a sufficient water discharge capability without requiring a bulky water discharge structure, in an automatic transaction apparatus that deposits and withdraws money by opening and closing the shutter. Namely, includes a sloping profile shutter having side wall faces at side faces on two sides, a casing cover that covers the side wall faces of the shutter, and that covers a shutter bottom edge portion at a position below the shutter face when the shutter is closed, and a chute that includes a water discharge outlet and is disposed to cover the shutter bottom edge portion from below when the shutter is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuro Takashima
  • Publication number: 20140096453
    Abstract: A door assembly for an automotive vehicle that reduces or eliminates thoracic or rib deflection in a side impact event is disclosed. The door assembly of the disclosed invention includes an inner door structure, an interior trim panel attached to the door structure and a shut face. The inner surface of the shut face includes a collapsible surface having a plurality of alternating raised areas and recessed areas formed thereon. The raised areas and recessed areas extend between one side of the door assembly and the other side of the door assembly. The shut face may be composed of beads, a foamed polymer or a solid polymer. In addition, the engineered surface may also be formed on the inner side of the face of one of the pillars. This configuration may be made in conjunction with a door shut face having an engineered surface or may be used independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Patel, Kirti Patel
  • Publication number: 20140096452
    Abstract: A vehicle door assembly includes a door inner panel that has a header portion that at least partially defines a window opening. A reinforcement panel is configured to abut the door inner panel along the header portion and further defines the window opening. The door inner panel and the reinforcement panel each have a respective first flange extending at least partially outboard and a respective second flange extending at least partially inboard. The first flange of the door inner panel abuts the first flange of the reinforcement panel and the second flange of the door inner panel abuts the second flange of the reinforcement panel. A trim member is secured to the reinforcement panel and to the header portion to cover the second flanges without contacting the second flanges and has an inboard-facing planar portion as a furthest inboard extent of the trim member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Koichi Inaba, Rinaldo M. Lucchesi, James C. O'Kane, Michael G. Poss
  • Patent number: 8689732
    Abstract: A system for creating a wood like appearance on a synthetic component including a sales client device, a network, computer instructions for creating a work order, a tray with scannable tray identifier to hold a synthetic component, a production client device connected to the network with computer instructions for applying a base coat, a glaze, and a top coat to the synthetic component as it automatically moves on a conveyer system a portion of which is connected to the production client device. A scannable tray identifier with a plurality of sensors link the tray identifier to the work order for authenticating and validating the location of the tray on the conveyor system, or initiating an alerting device. The system has a plurality of temperature control environments to simultaneously control heating of the synthetic component while spraying, drying and UV curing with spray treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Glasscraft Door Company
    Inventors: John B. Plummer, Matthew James O'Shea, Joseph Gene Denley
  • Publication number: 20140090304
    Abstract: A vehicle, a door assembly for the vehicle and a method of assembling the door assembly are disclosed. A first component includes a first alignment member and a second component is attached to the first component. The second component includes first and second ends spaced along a first axis, and includes first and second side edges spaced along a second axis transverse to the first axis. A trim strip extending to a distal edge, with the second component coupled to the trim strip. A second alignment member attached to the trim strip, with the alignment members engaging each other to attach the trim strip to the first component and orientate the distal edge of the trim strip relative to the first axis such that the distal edge of the trim strip and one of the side edges of the second component substantially align with each other along the first axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Brian D. Drake, Mark A. Beauregard, Matthew M. Kunz, James R. Roll, Darren M. Van Houzen, Raymond Lyszczarz
  • Patent number: 8684477
    Abstract: A cabinet door assembly is moveably mounted to a cabinet to selectively close a chamber. The cabinet door has a substantially planar first panel and a substantially planar second panel in a planar parallel configuration. The second panel may retract relative to the first panel upon application of an impact force to the second panel. A stop member may be incorporated to limit the downward movement of the second panel. Ramp surfaces and a guide member cooperate to facilitate upward and/or inward directional movement of the second panel relative to the first panel upon application of an impact force to the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph D Maresh
  • Patent number: 8677688
    Abstract: The invention provides a door system comprising a door leaf having a first horizontally disposed edge and a second horizontally disposed edge inferior to the first horizontally disposed edge; a rod-less cylinder in communication with the first horizontally disposed edge; and a cam surface formed with the second horizontally disposed edge to limit the door to a single plane of movement relative to an opening of an enclosure defining a door jamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: ETS-Lindgren Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry W. Skibinski, Stanley J. Zielinski, Saulis Gugis, Joseph C. Weibler
  • Patent number: 8661737
    Abstract: A kit, door and method of installing an adjustable horizontal adapter bar for a storm, security, screen or other door to a building involves adjustment of a bar for a bottom or a top edge of a door to get a better fit than a standard door. Adjustable bars may comprise multiple telescoping parts, adjustable width vertical bars and fasteners for coupling the adjustable bar to a door. A kit may further comprise a threshold plate and a bug sweep for further resisting entry of bugs small animals and debris to create a better seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Unique Home Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: John Brogan
  • Patent number: 8650817
    Abstract: A flood proof window includes a glazing and a window frame having a glazing backstop. Dual sided tape is positioned between the glazing and the glazing backstop. The window is further provided with a glazing sealant for the glazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald M. Helton
  • Publication number: 20140033613
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a metal door. The door includes a pair of sheet metal door panels. Each of the door panels includes a central body portion with top, bottom and opposing side edges. The doors include an integral flange along each side edge of each panel. The integral flange extends generally perpendicular to the central body portion. An integral inturned lip can be located along each flange and extend substantially parallel to the central body portion. The door panels are positioned such that the central body portions are in an opposing spaced apart relation to one another with the flanges adjacent to and aligned with one another. The inturned lips are positioned in contacting face-to-face relation. The metal door also includes an elongate connector overlying and clamping together each face-to-face pair of inturned lips to maintain the door panels in assembled relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Everlast Doors Industries, SA
    Inventor: Anibal J. Tavarez
  • Patent number: 8631605
    Abstract: A glass assembly for a dwelling having a first pane and a second pane integrated together with at least one spacer for encapsulating an inert gas forming an insulated glass unit. The first and second panes define an outer periphery and an internal periphery. The internal periphery defines a pet channel and the two panes have openings for receiving a pet door. A pet is enabled to pass from one side of the glass assembly, through the glass assembly, and exiting on the other side of the glass assembly while the inert gas is maintained within the insulated glass unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Davenport
  • Patent number: 8613161
    Abstract: A door assembly that includes a a frame having an upper portion and a lower portion, an electrical hinge mounted to the upper portion of the frame, a gravity hinge mounted to the lower portion of the frame and a door pivotably mounted to the frame by the electrical hinge and the gravity hinge. The electrical hinge pin has a hinge pin part having a plurality of electrical conductors extending downwardly therefrom. The gravity hinge also includes a hinge pin part. The door includes a laminated package having first, second and third layers adhered to one another. At least one of the layers includes an electro-conductive coating thereon that is in electrical communication with the electrical hinge. The door also includes a rail secured adjacent a hinge side edge of the laminated package. The rail includes a tunnel defined therein that includes a top opening that receives the hinge pin part of the electrical hinge and a bottom opening that receives the hinge pin part of the gravity hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery W. Nicholson, Paul J. Artwohl, Donald J. Sokol
  • Patent number: 8613162
    Abstract: A sentinel event reduction door comprises a trapazoidally-shaped panel comprising four sides. A continuous hinge is connected to the panel along substantially the full length of a first side thereof. A second side of the panel adjacent the first side is at an angle defined by the inner section of the first and second sides of the panel and is an acute angle. A second panel at the top of the door for movement between an open position to a closed position within an opening in the second side of the first panel. A third side of the first panel has a pliable material attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Patrick E. Keller
  • Patent number: 8613180
    Abstract: An insulated door comprising a door shell having spaced first and second exterior panels. The door includes a plurality of stiffeners bonded to a liner panel, with thermal insulation between adjacent stiffeners, disposed within the door shell. The liner panel may extend along one side of the stiffeners and the thermal insulation along the liner panel between the stiffeners and the first and second exterior panels. The stiffeners and the liner panel are preferably made of steel and the stiffeners are welded to the liner panel. The stiffeners are preferably not welded to the first and second exterior panels of the door shell. The liner panel is preferably insertable into the first or second exterior panels of the door shell. The insulation material fills substantially all of the space between the liner panel and one of the first or second exterior panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Assa Abloy Door Group, LLC
    Inventors: Bobby Neal Strickland, John A. Wilkinson, Dale Childers, Michael Campbell
  • Patent number: 8595983
    Abstract: Pneumatic door system of fluid lines, valves, switches, and sensors integrated into hinge mechanisms, door frame, and door connected to a fluid pressurization system to inflate and deflate one or more fluid seals attached to outer perimeter of door adjacent to inner perimeter of door frame to close gap between outer perimeter of door and inner perimeter of door frame to provide radio frequency shielding against, for example, high-altitude electromagnetic pulse. Air seal creates a substantially impermeable barrier against radio frequency transmission, as well as air infiltration, when fully inflated. Separate fluid channels in each component interconnect to act as one fluid circuit or network when door is closed. Pneumatic door system can be fluidly connected to a conventional fluid pressurization system in communication with a programmable logic controller to respond to user input or automatic commands with system overrides to react to system air pressure and air flow conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Gaven Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Gaviglia