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Publication numberUS1594165 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 27, 1926
Filing dateJan 16, 1925
Priority dateJan 16, 1925
Publication numberUS 1594165 A, US 1594165A, US-A-1594165, US1594165 A, US1594165A
InventorsFrantz Peter
Original AssigneeFrantz Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Door-hanger construction
US 1594165 A
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July 27, 1926. 1,594,165

P.,FRANTZ DOOR HANGER CQNSTRUCTION I Filed Jan. 16. 1925 v 2 SheetQ-Sheetl' July 27 192s. 1,594,165

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Application filed-January;

,. This invention relates to door hangers rod inanimageneral, but more particularly to those employed on garage doors, and more especially tothose which are used ongarage doors 15 comprising .a'plurality of door sections which are hinged together. r t

'Generallystated, the object of the inven-v tion. .is to provide a novel and improved door-hanger construction involving a plur10 rality of vertical. axes of motion for the door, so that the door may xopenandlclose in the desired manner, and havinga'sprin'g device which will assist in properly closing thedoor.

tures and details ofconstrnction, and" .com- 7 binations tending "to increase the v general efficiency and the desirability of .a door-hanger construction of this particular character.

To the foregoing and other useful ends, the inventionconsists in the matters hereinafter set forthand claimed, and shown in the accompanying drawings, in. which,-,

I Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a ,garagedoor with the invention, it being understood; that this View} shows ,the inside of the door and "the adjacent portionsofthe garage or other, building v horizontal section on=line2+2 finFig.I. I i, Fig. 3 an enlarged front elevation of I therhanger and the adja'centportions of the door and buildingland trackyupon the r Fig. ilis 3;;VBIl3lC2L1 section on line jinyFigbvs lg; 5iS

'sa view similar tQ-Fig. '3, 'buton "a smaller scale,v andl 'with the hanger .re- I versed-for 'ght hand door, instead ofthe left-hand door 'asshown inthe other' figures.

Fig. is a ,detail,.horizontal section on:

hi b e seam on line *5;' J

T As thus .illustrated, neferring,to Figs. 1 to 55, inclusive, "the door construction may. a comprise seotionsl and 2 hinged f together at 3, andhinges 4 for the section 2, mounted on the door frame 35 at the-left or the ,door-.

way, the door shownl-n ;F-i g.. 2 of the drawings; I

The hanger thusropenin'g'to the left, as

a construction I comprises abracket plate orstrap vQ-secured to the door bolts or any fsuitable means;

im on? t m suitable manner;

with, a laterallyeprojecting. pin 17,:and the '{oylindrical portions 16'are formed witha this will ass when y the bracket platel;

j which is mounted on said sleeve.

end portion 24 offthis (coil spring bears I against t I. tioned, whereby thej spring can be given through'the inverted -L sha1 e"d' rod I 8 to the 'for the door, pivot 110- and the swivel 'fOrmedEby the ,vertical portion 14 t of the, hanger. rod and the bearing 16 in which 2. er elzii -t i'l stal arm 9 piyot'ed" at 10 on the hanger body h1 1, whichlatter ofany suitable haracter and .is supported bythe-Whee1s12, which ck. 1:5 :in the usual or any 'With the hanger rod pivnotedat "10, ,in themannenshown, this arm can swing 1 abontflthe ventic al axis 10,-when the door is opened and, closed, in a'manner thatwill, be readily understood In additea ,rtiontth-e, rod 8 has its vertical portion lasuitably screw=threaded for engagement with the nuts 15 which'bearagainst the lower edge of the strap orbraclret plate 6 previous 1y mentioned, this plate having cylindrical;

portions' lfi that'iormr bearings in which the Yyertical "portion oi the rod is free to turn.

Therod 8 has its vertical portion provided .gap ls, as'shown in Fig. fll'through which I the rod is inserted. in In the space between the two portions 16,4there' is asleeve 19 having a ing one endproyided'with laterally-extendfor the-end portion 22 ofthe coil spring 23 The other e faceof the plate 6" in the man-. ner; shown, andjgthe spring is tensio-ned" by manipulating the parts to transfer the end portion 22 of the spring from one notch to another between the teeth '21Lp reviously menmore or less tension. I {Thus theweight of the door'jison theinuts 15, and is communicated pivot- 10 f on' the body of the hanger, and consequently there are two ,axes of motion one axis {being formed the he other axis-being iormed'by h 19m '2 in' nner, that will be read- Y oily ntle fstoodf l/Vhen the door closed, s t i et n t n stoflswin .410 I longitudinal slot 20 for the pin 17, and hav-"g l 100 'At:such,tin1ethehanger'rodi'8 swings about the A the rod 8 around into the position shown in ment with any sort'of holding means (not shown) employed Figs. 1, 3 and 4 of the drawings, and this tends to close the door, so that the action of thespring contributes to the closing movement of the door. The hanger construction permits the folding door sect-ions to be swung back against the building at the side of the doorway, so that the two door sections will be substantially parallel with the track 13, if this is desired. At such time the spring 23 exerts its tension to hold the doors in this open position; but when the door sections are started in the direction of their closing movement, and as soon as they have swung around far enough, the tension of the spring is then exerted in a manner tending to straighten out the door by bringing the two sections'thereof into the same plane.

The hanger construction is reversible for either a. right or left door. As shown in Figsl to 5, the hanger is applied to a lefthand door; but as shown in Fig. 6 is ap plied to a right-hand door,-that is to say, the door which swings around opens to the right. As shown in Fig. 6, the bracket plate or strap 6 has been taken off from the hanger rod and turned upside down so that itprojects to the right instead or to the left, thus turning the spring 23 upside. down, as Well as the sleeve 19,.so that the spring in this position will function to assist in closing the door to the left. Under such circumstances, the hanger rod 8 is reversed also, on its pivot 10, and normally extends to the left from this pivot, the hanger body 11 being formed to receive the horizontal portion 9 of'the rod in either position thereof. Thus the reversibility of the hanger, for either a right or left door, involves merely the taking off of the nuts 15 and the turning of the plate. 6 and the spring and sleeve end for end, or upside down, so as to reverse the action of the spring for either a right or left door.

Thus, in its normal position, the arm 9 or upper portion of the rod 8 is in the vertical plane of the track 13 upon which, and within the housing of which, the hanger travels.

When the arm 9 is in this position, the door is necessarily fully closed, and the vertical edge of the section 1 is held properly in place, so that the closing movement of this vertical edge of the door is accurate and calculated to bring the door into engageor fastening for this purpose. WVithout the spring, for example, the door might not fully close, and might stop its closing movement with the arm 9 not quite fully in the position in which it is shown in Figs. 3 and 4, so that there would be danger of improper closing action; but,

i with the provision of the spring 23, or any suitable spring for this purpose, tending to force the arm 9 into its normal position in the vertical plane of the track, the vertical edge portion of, the section 1 will be more certain to be brought into proper closing position each time the door is closed.

lVithout disclairning anything, and Without prejudice to any novelty disclosed, what I claim as my invention is:

1. The combination of a door, a track, a hanger on the track, a thrust bearing to pivotally support the door on the hanger, and a spring applied to said hanger above said bearing and acting to assist in the closing of the door. said bearing and the door being detachable from the hanger without compression of said spring,and the connection thus formed between the door and the hanger being adjustable for right and left doors, said hanger comprising an inverted L- shaped hanger-rod pivoted on the hanger body and swiveled on the door, a projection on the vertical portion of the rod, and a sleeve mounted on the vertical portion of the rod and slotted to receive said projection, one end of said sleeve being provided with. a plurality of notches, said spring beiug a coil spring mounted on said sleeve, one end of said spring being displ-aceable from one notch to another to tension the spring, and means to engage the other end of the spring.

2. The combination of a door, a track, a hanger on the track, a thrust bearing to pivot-ally support the door on the hanger, and a spring applied to said'hanger above said bearing and acting to assist in the closing of the door, said bearing and the door being detachable from the hanger without compression of said spring, and the connection thus formed between the doorand the hanger being adjustable for right and left doors, said hanger comprising an inverted L-shaped hanger-rod pivoted on the hanged body and swiveled on the door, a projection on the vertical portion of the rod. and a sleeve mounted on the vertical portion of the rod and slotted to receive said projection, one end of said sleeve being provided with a plurality of notches, said spring being a coil spring mounted on said sleeve, one end of said spring beingdisplaceable from one notch to another to tension the spring, and means to engage the other end of the spring, there being a plate secured to the door and forming swivel bearings above and below said sleeve, with gaps in said swivel bearings through which said projection can pass to permit insertion of the rod through said bearings, said plate and spring and sleeve being removable bodily from the rod, and being reversible by turning them upside down for either a right or left door.

6. In a door hanger, a bracket plate adapted to be secured tothedoor, an inverted L- shaped hanger-rod having swivel engagement with saidbracket plate, a nut on said rod to engage the plate and carry the weight g of the door, a wheeled hanger body to support the hanger on a track, and a coil spring applied to said swivel abovesaid nut and in exerting its tension to normally keep the upper portion of said rod in the vertical plane of said track, so that byremoval of I the nut'the plate and spring can then be hanger to support the doorfon the track,.-

slipped off the swiveled on thedoor, a

a spring. applied to said hanger and actingg' to assist in the closing of" the door, said hanger comprising an inverted L-shaped hanger-rod pivotedon the hanger body and pro ection on the vertical portion of the rodfand a sleevev vmounted on the. vertical portion of the rodand slotted to receive said projection, one

end of said sleeve being provided with a plurality of notches, said spring being a coil spring mounted on said'sleeve, one end of said spring being displaceable from one means to engage the other end of the spring.

5. The combination o'fra door, a track, a

and a. spring applied to said hanger and notch to another to tension the spring, and

acting to assist in the closingofthe door, 1 saidha-nger comprisinganinverted L-shaped hanger-rod pivoted; on the hanger body and 'swiveled onjthe door, a projection-on the verticalyportion of the rod, and a sleeve mounted on the vertical portion of the rod 6 and slotted to receive said projection, one end of said sleeve being provided with a plurality of notches,

one-end of said spring beingdisplaceable from one notch .to another to tension the sprin nd said springbeing a coil springmounted onsaid sleeve,

means to engage the other end of'the spring,

there being a plate secured'to the door and forming swivel bearings above and below said sleeve, withgapsin said swivel bearings through which said projection can pass to permit insertion of the rod through said bearings, said plate and spring and sleeve being removable bodilyfrom the rod, and

being reversible by turning them upside down for either a right or left door. 1 6. In a door hanger, a bracket plate adapted to be secured toythe door, an inverted L-shaped hanger+rod having swivel engages. ment with said bracket plate, a wheeled hanger body to support, thehanger on'a track, and, acoil spring applied to said swivel and exerting its tension to normally keep the upper portion of saidrod in the vertical plane of said track, a sleeve on said rod, one end of said spring being adjustably engageable with one end of said sleeve,

thereby to change the tension of the spring.

Specification signed this 12 day otJanu:

ary,1-1925. Z p .n i 1 PETER FRANT

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EP1693541A2 *Feb 20, 2006Aug 23, 2006Cinetto F.Lli S.R.L.Support and guide for sliding doors in wardrobes
Classifications
U.S. Classification160/192, 160/199
International ClassificationE05D15/26
Cooperative ClassificationE05Y2900/132, E05D15/264
European ClassificationE05D15/26B