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Publication numberUS1785362 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 16, 1930
Filing dateJan 3, 1928
Priority dateJan 3, 1928
Publication numberUS 1785362 A, US 1785362A, US-A-1785362, US1785362 A, US1785362A
InventorsEugene A Regan
Original AssigneeEugene A Regan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hinge structure
US 1785362 A
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Patented Dec. 16, 1930 EUGENE'-A, REGAN, oFoiLANn, A IFORiSIIA This invention relates to hnges such as einployedfor .doors, cabinets,` etc., [and espe cal ly to an iniprovernentjon the hingeshown ;generally improve an'dsimplify the construc- 'ton and' operation' of hinges of the `character -described';to provide a hin'ge in which the reversed with relation' to each"lother` when assenbled on agpintle; to provide a hinge in r which the leaves are formed of two or more connected sections interspaced with rel ation i a, to each ptherlongitudinally of the' leaf soas to providea large spacing between` the screw holes; and further to provide a hinge in which the interspacedsections of the leaves will align on a common plane when the hinge isclose The hinge is shownby way of illustration in the acconpanyingdrawings in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective View of the hinge, v

Fig. 2 is a perspective"view showing the hinge sections separated, i

Fg. 3 is a se'ctional View showing the manner in which the hinge is applied and aligned with relation to a door and j amb,`

F ig. 4 is a perspective View showing another form of theinvention.

,Referring to the drawings in detail and particularly Figs. l'and 2, A' indicates the pintie pin of the hinge, and B and C the leaf sections of the hinge. Each hinge-secton is substantially identical in Construction and the description of one should accordingly suffice. By referring to'Fg. 2, it will be noted that each hinge consists of a hearing plate 2 on which is formed pintle bearings 3, the pinbearing plate while the leaf sections B and C are attached to or formed integral with the opposite edge of the hearing p1ate.- The leaf two or more attaching plate'sections or at- 530 taching extensions, such as indicated at 4 and thesesections interspaced longitudii I nally of the leaf so as to provide a large spacwhen' the hin ge is closed. In fact the 'receptiv'e leafsections-assume a common plan'e, 'as

.shown in Fig. 3 when the hinge i clsed, and

y auportion of one leaf will; according1y, 1ie 10 i leaves are substantially identical inform but,-`

within'the cut away portion-"of the' opposite leaf when the hinge is closed'. To make' it possible for the leaf sections to assume a commonplane, it is necessary to swedge'or offset the lea sections with relation to the hearing plates 2. The o'fi'set'is indicated at 9 and the eXtent of the ofisetiscqualto one' ha if the J One; of the important features ot the presof the-pinflepinA. The distance that the lea f'sections L: are extended may be considerr able-and the great'er the extension, thegreater `thespacing between/the screw hol es (Send 8. a A nother :important feature of' the; present invention is the cutting` away ofthe leaf por- `tions 4:5 as'indicated'at 5a, toreceivethe leaf -'s ections 5 and the offsetting indicated at 9 of the leaf sections withthe hearing plates '(2 is ;also important,` asit permitsthe leaf sece tions 'to assumeacommon plane and at the e tle bearings being ofiset with relation to each I other as is the usual practice soas eto align 'or the reception of the pintle pin A when the hinge is assembled. The pintle bearings are forned along one longitudinal edge of the.

same tinepermits theleaf section of one hinge to fol d'into the cut away-'portion of the lop'posite hingeg` u "Stil 1 another important feature iobtaned the outer edge of the .hearing plate. This shoulder bears againstthejedge of the door sections are in this instance constructed of jamb and to that eXtent. strengthensthe-fasthickn'essofthemetal frorn whichtheleaves v orjhinge members are formed The 'leaves i are ofiset opposite direction,'as shown in Fig 3,"and 'as such will` assume a' co mmon *plane whenthe hinge is` closed. 4

tive alignment of the separablehinge sections with relation'to the door and jamb, thereby eliminating -the use of' Squares' and other' tools whenattaching the hinges. V Another feature which should be considered is the provi'sionfof liinges which are the same in form but reversed;with relation to each other' when assembled on the pintle pin,

i This isan ideal arrangement, .as it permits spacing between `the leaf sections l and 5 longitudinally of the hi-nge it 'perniits'fdlding of Oriehinge' section into 'the otherso a that they will occupy a common plane; and

- it furthermore" permtsa balanced symmetri cal assembly with the largestspacing possi .blebetweenthe screw holes v e By referringtoFig; &l it will benoted that v another form of the; hinge isshown. ,In this instance each leaf is f divided into three sections, such as .indicated at,12,--13, 14,; 1211, 1311,

and l la, i These sections are spa'ced lon'gitudinally and when the leavesare'assembled on the pintle pin, as shown, they :assume a staggered positon with relation to each other, i. e., the sections 12a and 131@ will liebetween e,

the sections 12, -13 and 14 and the section I Having thus` I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent i Ha will lie below the section 14. The leaf sections are offset,` as indiated at 9a, and the result 'is' 'that when the ,hnge is closed, the leaf sections will lie 'between each other, and onacommon plane.

Whi1e certainifeatures of thepresentine vention are more or less, specifically dea' plurality i of axially-spaced attaching extensions connected toeach bearng plate, the

attaching extensions of one leaf being stag g'eredaxally of the pintle relative to the attachingextensions of the 'other leaf to permit the various attaching extensions to lie in interspersed g relation when i the p hinge is closed, and the attaching extensions of one leafhaving a vertical spread substantially i equal to the vertical spread of the attachin extensions f'the other leaf and. being ofiset from the plane of their associated bear ingplate such distance that when the hinge leavesare moved to closed position the attaching extensions will 'all lie in end-to-end {relation v 3. A hingecomprising a pas of pivotally connected leaves, said leaves having lateral attaching extensions thereon, each leafkhaving an extension disp osed substantially ,at

:oneendthereof and having 'an extension disposed adj acent the' other end thereof but slightly removed from\ such end, theexten sions of the respective leaves being alternately arrange'd in staggered relationship so as *to be adaptedto lie ge'nera'lly in the same plane' when the hinge is closed, the distance between the points of attachment of the end extensions of the respective leaves being substantially equal& i e a EUGENEA;

scribed, I 'Wish'it ;understood 'that various changes'may be resorted to withinfthe scope of the appended claims. Similarly, that-the materials and finishes of ;the 'several parts employed may be such as the manufacturer `may decide` or varying 'conditions or uses exten c ling through' the .said bearings, i a plurality of attaching plates .connected 'to 'each bearingplate, one of said'attaching plates on i each leaf having a cut out portion and diagi onally spaced from the corresponding plate v of the other leaf -and the other attaching plate of each leaf being of? reduced size to fit a hinge of the character described, r

within the cut-out portionof'the wider plate i i in the opp'osite leaf, the attaching plates of one leaf being oflset from the plane'of their `bearing plates such distance that iwhenthe 'hinge leaves are moved to 'closed position,

the attaching plates will all lie in end-'to-end relation.

` 2. A hinge comprising a pair of leaves each having a bea'ring plate, axially spaced pintle bearings for'med on said hearing plates, V

a pintle extencling through` saidbearings, and

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US2614295 *May 6, 1946Oct 21, 1952Brynjulfsen Een JohannesReinforced door of wood and/or insulation material
US2790198 *Mar 17, 1953Apr 30, 1957Schoen KurtDoor and window hinge
US4064595 *Sep 7, 1976Dec 27, 1977The Knapheide Manufacturing Co.Metal door and hinge construction
US6427500Nov 9, 1999Aug 6, 2002The Eastern CompanyLatch, lock and hinge system for use with closures such as tonneau covers
U.S. Classification16/234, 16/DIG.290
International ClassificationE05D3/02
Cooperative ClassificationE05D3/02, Y10S16/29, E05D2700/04
European ClassificationE05D3/02