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Publication numberUS1745773 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 4, 1930
Filing dateSep 29, 1927
Priority dateSep 29, 1927
Publication numberUS 1745773 A, US 1745773A, US-A-1745773, US1745773 A, US1745773A
InventorsHarry E Sipe
Original AssigneeHarry E Sipe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Feb. 4, 1930..

H. E. SIPE 1,745,773

HINGE Filed Sept. 29, 1927 ma /5 INVENTOR A ATTO NY Pea-fea Feb. 4, .1.930.

I JNITED` STATES PATEN'I'A oFFlcE vunmr E. srrn, or NEW Yoan, N. Y.

' man are composed of sheet metal and providedI with interengaging knuckles coupled together by a yliivot pin, 'and' the provision of u as'in'g Vor )ac n outer face portionsofthe"knuckIes ofthe hingeto form aV finishing strip .or coverin lwhich conceals and' protects" the-knuckles' o the hinge exposed 'throughthe door and door frame; a furtherlobject being tofprovide a e nishing strip' 'andvcoveringofjthe Vclass de- ,115.' scribed composed of 'yieldable material whereby the same is freeto Hex in the movement ofthe hinge in the operation of opening and Yclosing adoorg-'a further object'being to provide a yielding strip ofthe class specified 3 having resilient pro Y rties to act as a resilient stop ,or door c ck, compensating for shocks to which the hinge and door may be subjected in the forceful movement of the door into a fully open position; a further object .being to provide means on the hin butts, door and door frame for retaining t e ini'shingstrip or hood portion -in connection therewith and preventing the accidental displacement therefrom, as well as to permit of 3 relative movement of the strip with reference to either the door or door frame; and with these and other objects in view, the invention consists in a device of the class and for the purpose specified, which is simple in construction, edicient in use, and which is.constrcted as hereinafter described and claimed.

The invention is fully disclosed in the following specification, of which the accompanyig drawing forms a part, in which the separate parts of my improvement are designated by suitable reference characters in each of the v iews, and in which Fig. 1 is a side and sectional view of a hinge made according to my invention.

Fig. 2 is a section on the line v2-2 of Fig. 1. Fig. ,3 is a view, similar to Fig. 2 but showing the parts -'in a different position.

v Fig.4is a view similar to Fig. 2 but show- 56 ing a'modification; and,

animaties nea sepmter as, 1927. serial m. 222,694.

Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 but showing the parts in a different position.

In Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, I have shown at 10 a part of a door frame, and at 11 a part ofa door mounted in4 said frame. In the construction shown, the door and door frame includes sheet metal portions 10* and 11* which et encircling partially encircling the constitue facings therefor.. The doorl frame 10 1s-recessed ass'hown 'at 12 to receive one1 butt-13 'of ahinge, and the door is recessed as seen"at"14fto. receive the other hinge butt 15.


In the construction shown, both hinge butts 4 13V and 152. are fashioned from sheet metal folded centrally to form circular pintle bearings 13 and 15l which are arranged in a1ter V-nate relation when the separate butts are coupled together by a pintle pin 16 passed through the bearings 13 and 15, and the shanks 13b and'15h of the butts are composed of two thicknesses of the sheet metal from which the same are formed. However, my invention is not necessarily limited to the specific manner of constructing the butts nor to the articular shape or contour thereof -herein s own and described.

and cushioning strip 19, arc-shaped or semicircular in cross sectional form, the inside diameter of said strip beingsuch as to fit snugly upon the bearings 13"an'd15 while the outer diameter is such as to lit and operate snugly inthe recesses 17 and 18. The end of the strip operating in the recess 18 ymay be enlarged to a slight degree as seen at 20 to iit ina corresponding enlargement in the recess 18 to4 prevent movement of said end of the strip, whereas the other end of the strip is preferabl provided with a metallic, fibrous or other acing 21 which permits ofthe free movement of said strip into and ut of the recess 17 in the yoperation of opening and closing the door.

The strip 19 may be composed of any desired material and is preferably composed of a yielding, flexible and resilient material, such for example as rubber or composition rubber. This strip will extend the full length of the respective hinge butts, said butts being of the elongated type in the construction shown and will form a 'neat and finished at-` tractive covering, casing or jacket for the pintle bearing portions of said butt, and a finishing strip externally of the door and door frame. The strip may be produced in a color or coated with a color similar to, in harmony with or contrastin to the coloring employedon the door and t oor frame.

In Figs. 4 and 5 of the drawing, I have shown a slight modification of the construetion shown in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, wherein 22 represents the door frame, 23 the door, 24 the hinge butt secured to the door frame. and

25 the hinge butt secured to the door. Thesebutts are coupled together by pintle pins 26 passed throu h the pintle bearings or nuckles of tie respective butts, which in the construction shown, are circular in 'form' and fashioned from a single sheet or piece of metal. In this construction, I employ in conjunction with the butts 24 and 25, supplemental butt parts 24 and 25, the outer ends of which terminate in arc-shaped segments 24b and 25", which partially encircle the pintle bearings of the respective butts and are arranged in spaced relation thereto to form recesses 27 and 28 therebetween. Mounted on the pintle bearings of the hinge butts and operatin in the recesses 27 and 28 is a strip 29 simi 'an to the strip 19, which forms an attractive covering or jacket for enclosing the pintle bearings of said hinge butts. This strip may be constructed of the same material as the strip 19. It will also be seen that in the construction shown in Figs. 4 and 5, the pintle bearings of the butts are arranged outwardly of the outer faces of the door and door frame, but this arrangement is not essential.

In both forms of construction shown, it will be understood that the strips 19 and 29 may be inserted in position after the hinge has been assembled in the door frame byplacing the ends of said strip in the 'respective recesses provided therefor. In'the event of destruction or wear on said strip requiring the re lacement thereof, the same may forcib removed, and a new strip substituted. In ad ition to o erating as an attractive covering and {inis ing stri which encloses the 'oint of the hinge and orms a neat and ni ed outer appearance, the strip o rates, in the act of opening the door and orcibly moving theV same into a fully opened position, as a resilient shock absorbing and stopping or checking body, it being'un'derstood that as thedoor is swung open, the end 21 of the strip moves into the `recess 17 until it engages the inner wall 17 of said recess,

after which the rubber is pressed to the debutts of certain form and contour, it will be understood that my invention is not necessarily limited in this respect, and various other changes in and modifications of the construction herein shown and described may be made within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of my invention or sacrificing its advantages.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. A hinge of the class described comprising two butt members, interengaging pintle bearings on said butt members, a strip fashioned to artially encircle the pintle bearing of said) butts when coupled together to form a body concealing the 'oint of said butts, said strip being composed of yielding ymaterial, means for retainmg one slde edge of said strip against relative movement with reference to one of said butts and its support, means whereby the other side edge of said strip may be moved relatively to the other of said butts, and means for placing said strip under compression in the operation of moving one butt relatively to the other in one direction.

2. The combination with the pintle bearing portion of a hin e, of a strip of yielding material formed in e endently of the hin e and extending longitu inally of and partial y encircling sa1d.pintle bearing portion, means for retaining said strip against displacement from the hinge in the re ative movement of the separate butts of the hinge, and said stri having resilient properties to cushion an resiliently check the relative movement of said butts in one direction.

3. The combination with a hinge employing butts having interengaging knuckles, one of said butts being secured to astationary support and the other to a swinging member. said support and Swingin member having recesses adjacent the knuc les of the respective butts, of a knuckle covering strip mounted on and extending lon 'tudinally of andpartially encircling said uckles and operating in the recesses in said stationary support and swinging member.



having resilient properties, and means whereby the movement of said swinging member in one direction will be resiliently checked by said strip.

5. A hood member for the pintle bearings of hinges ofthe class described comprising and a pintle pin for coupling saidvknuckles to form the joint of the hin e, one of the butts including a member arc-s aped in cross section extending longitudinally of the pintle bearings of the butts and movable with the rst named butt, and the other butt being recessed to permit the movement of said arc-shaped member relatively thereto, said member serving to conceal the joint of the hinge in the several ositions of the butts.

In testimony that I c aim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name this 23rd day of Sept., 1927.


an elongated strip of resilient material, arcshaped 1n cross sectional form, means at one side edge of the strip for retainin the same in connection with a suplport, `an the other side' edge of said strip aving an anti-frictional surface.

6.1 In a hinge of the separate butts of which are provided with arc-shaped recesses partially encircling the pintle bearings of sa1d butts, a hood member consisting of an elongated stri arc-shaped in cross sectional form and a apted to be arranged on the pintle bearings only, of the hinge with the side edge portions thereof operating in the recesses of the respective butts, forming an enclosure for the joint of the hinge.v

'7. In a hinge of the class described, the separatebutts of which are provided with arc shaped recesses partially encircling the pintle bearings of said butts, a hood member con` sisting of-an elongated stri cross sectional form and a apted to ranged on the intle bearin aronly, of`v the 'hinge with the side edge portions thereofoperating in the' recesses of the respective butts' forming an lenclosure for the joint of the hinge, and means at one side ed of said strip cooperating with 'one of sai butts for retaining said side portion against displacement from said butt.

8. In a hinge of the class described, the separate butts of which are provided with arc-shaped recesses partially encircling the lclass described, the

arc-sha ed in intle bearings of said butts, a hood mem- Y r consisting of an elongated stri arcshaped in cross sectional form and a apted to be arranged on the pintle bearings only, of the'hinge with the side edge rtions thereof operating in the o the respective butts formingl an enclosure for the joint of the hinge, means at one side of said strip coopera with one'of said butts for retaining said slde portion inst displacement from said butt, and sai strip bein Y com osed of non-metallic material` 9. a nge, theseparate butts of which are provided with interengaging knuckles

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US5191678 *Jun 10, 1991Mar 9, 1993T.J. Firari EnterprisesWind resistant door hardware
US5522117 *Nov 2, 1994Jun 4, 1996Clinch River CorporationMoisture proof hinge
US5924170 *Sep 5, 1997Jul 20, 1999Chrysler CorporationVehicle door hinge with removable detent mechanism
US6574836 *Nov 16, 2001Jun 10, 2003Donald Edgar SteeberHinge friction device for barrel-type hinges
U.S. Classification16/375, 16/86.00A
International ClassificationE05D3/02
Cooperative ClassificationE05D2700/04, E05D3/02
European ClassificationE05D3/02