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Publication numberUS2032600 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 3, 1936
Filing dateNov 2, 1934
Priority dateNov 2, 1934
Publication numberUS 2032600 A, US 2032600A, US-A-2032600, US2032600 A, US2032600A
InventorsAllison Smith Frank
Original AssigneeAllison Smith Frank
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vehicle door check
US 2032600 A
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March 3, 1936. F. A. SMITH VEHICLE DOOR CHECK Filed Nov. 2, 1954 [WI/enter Attorney Patented Mar. 3, 1936 PATENT OFFICE VEHICLE DOOR- CHECK Frank Allison Smith, Ingersoll, Ontario,

Canada Application November 2,1934, Serial No. 751,131

5 Claims.

The invention appertains to door checks for motor cars and has for its object the provision of a check for arresting the movement of a door as it swings open so that it will be held open against any incidental tendency for it to close. This is a desirable feature, particularly for an automobile door that is hinged to swing forwardly of the vehicle in 'opening it since wind pressure tends to close it.

The invention also incorporates a stop or buffer for stopping the door in the event of its being forced beyond the arresting mechanism.

The invention consists of a rigid strap or bar slidably mounted between guide rollers bracketed 0 preferably in the door jamb. The forward end of the strap is pivoted to the hinged edge of the door so as to slide in and out with the door. In the preferred construction, one of the rollers is springeurged towards the other in order that as the door is opened the spring-pressed roller will engage in a notch or depression in the strap to check the door. Beyond the notch a rubber buffer is so located as to come into play should the door be swung violently open.

The invention presents a sturdy and serviceable door check that is inexpensive to manufacture,

Referring to the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is an elevation of the invention shown applied to a motor car door partly open.

Figure 2 is a sectional plan along line 2-2 of Figure 1.

' Figure 3 is a side elevation of the invention partly in section.

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken along line 4-4 of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a side view of the supporting bracket for the rollers.

Figure 6 is a section taken along line 66 of Figure 2 showing the buffer.

Like numerals. of reference indicate corresponding parts in each of the figures of the drawing.

In the drawing, the reference numeral 1 denotes the side of the lamb to which the door 8 is hinged. In motor car construction the side-wall I is usually hollow and it is proposed to mount the door check within this wall to conceal it. A suitable opening I is provided in the face 9 of the jamb through which the rigid strap or bar It operates.

The strap is preferably fiat-sided and its forward end is pivoted at H to the door face l2 which is hinged at IS. The flat sides of the strap are vertically arranged and the top and bottom edges are engaged by guide rollers l4 and I 5 mounted in a. U-shaped bracket l6 fastened to the jam-b by suitable securing elements. Each roller has a fairly wide engaging surface to per mit lateral play of the strap and is flanged at ll. 5

The lower roller is journalled on a shaft l8 fitted in holes I9 in the opposing sides of the bracket, whereas the upper roller is joumalled on a shaft 20 lodged in slots 2| in the sides of said bracket. 10

On each side of the bracket is a tension coilspring 2| connected with the shaft of the upper roller to urge it inwardly. The connections between the springs and shaft 20 may consist of hooks on the springs that are lodged in grooves on the shaft. The lower ends of the springs may be suitably connected to the shaft l8. The mode of connecting the springs in order to apply pressure on the upper roller may be modified as will be readily understood by those skilled in the art. It is also apparent that the invention need not be restricted to coil springs for applying pressure on the upper roller and hence it is not intended to confine the invention in this respect.

The strap passes through an aperture in the bracket and its upper edge has a rearwardly disposed notch or recess 22 conforming to the curvature of the upper roller. Beyond this notch isa buffer 23 consisting of a rubber block 24 snugly fitted on the strap by means of an opening and 30 backed by a metal collar 25. The collar may be attached to the strap in any desirable manner such as by slotting the opposing edges of the strap at 26 and forming intersecting openings in the collar at right angles to each other. One of these openings is made the full width of the strap as at 21 and the other is made to correspond to the width of the slotted section of the strap as at 28. By slipping the collar over the strap and giving it a quarter turn it looks itself in the slotted part 26. The rubber block is recessed to fit over the collar and projections are supplied on the collar to preclude its turning on the strap (see Figure 6).

In operation, it will be evident that since the upper roller is pressure urged it will enr'age the notch 22 as the. strap is withdrawn in opening the door. This sufilciently checks the door and maintains it open. It can however be readily closed again by applying suflicient pressure to 5 release the notch from the roller. In the event that the door is swung open with sufficient force to cause the notch to pass the upper roller, the butler will abut the bracket andabsorb the shock.

What I claim is:--

1. A door check comprising a rigid strap adapted to be pivoted to the hinged face of a door, said strap having a notch removed from the pivotal connection with the door, a bracket for attachment to the jamb, a roller mounted therein and supporting the strap, and a pressure-urged element mounted in the bracket oppositely to the roller and bearing against the strap for engagement in its notch.

2. A door check comprising a rigid strap adapted to be pivoted to the hinged face of a door, said strap being horizontally extended and having its upper surface supplied with a notch removed from the pivotal connection with the door, a bracket for attachment to the jamb, a roller journalled therein and providing a support for the lower surface of the strap, and a pressureurged element mounted in the bracket oppositely to the roller aforesaid and bearing. down on the strap for engagement in its notch.

- 3. A door check comprising a rigid strap adapted to be pivoted to the hinged face of a door, said strap being horizontally extended and having its upper surface supplied with a notch removed from the pivotal connection with the door, a bracket for attachment to the jamb, a roller journalled therein and providing a support for the lower surface of the strap, and a pressureurged roller loosely journalled in the bracket oppositely to the roller aforesaid and bearing down on the strap for engagement in its notch.

4. A door check comprising a rigid strap adapted to be pivoted to the hinged face of a door, said strap being horizontally extended and having its upper surface supplied with a notch removed from the pivotal connection with the door, a bracket for attachment to the jamb, a roller journalled therein and providing a support for the lower surface of the strap, and a springurged roller loosely journalled in the bracket oppositely to the roller aforesaid and bearing down on the strap for engagement in its notch.

5. The combination with a door hinged to a jamb, of a rigid strap pivotally attached at an end to the hinged face of the door and horizontally extending therefrom, said strap being supplied with a notch removed from the pivotal connection with the door, a U -shaped bracket attached to the jamb and supplied with an aperture through which the strap freely reciprocates in the opening and closing of the door, said bracket having opposing slots in its .side portions, a shaft lodged in said slots, a roller journalled in the shaft between the sides of the bracket and in engagement with the strap, springs tensioning the shaft 'to' cause the roller to engage in the notch of the strap, a roller supported in the bracket to support FRANK ALLISON SMITH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification16/86.00C, 217/60.00C, 292/266
International ClassificationE05C17/20, E05C17/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05C17/203
European ClassificationE05C17/20B