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Publication numberUS2202916 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 4, 1940
Filing dateAug 3, 1938
Priority dateAug 3, 1938
Publication numberUS 2202916 A, US 2202916A, US-A-2202916, US2202916 A, US2202916A
InventorsMarcel V Mussa
Original AssigneeMarcel V Mussa
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Catch
US 2202916 A
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June 4,

M. V. MUSSA CATCH Original Filed Aug. 3, ,1938

INVENTOR. M. V M u 5 SA ATTO BY. 7

Patented June 4, 1940 UNITED STATES CATCH 7 Marcel V. Mussa, Pasadena, Calif.

Application August 3,

Renewed April 1,

6 Claims.

This invention relates to improvement in door catches.

The general object of the invention is to provide a novel door catch particularly adapted for usewith double doors or folding doors or with a series of connected doors.

A more specific object of the invention is to provide a door catch to hold one member of a pair of double doors closed so that the other door may be locked to the first.

Another object of the invention is to provide a door catch which automatically locks one member of a pair of double doors upon the closing of the second member.

Another object of the invention is to provide a door catch which when used with folding doors locks one member upon the closing of the second.

Other objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary front View showing door catches embodying the features of my invention as used with a double door;

Fig. 2 is a vertical section through one of the door catches shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 3 -3 Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view showing the parts in another position;

Fig. 5 is a section taken on line 5-5 Fig. 4;

Fig. 6 is a section taken on line 66 Fig. 4;

Fig. '7 is a section taken on line 'I-'I Fig. 1;

Fig. 8 is a side elevation of the manually operated control member;

Fig. 9 is a top plan view of my door catch as used with folding doors; and

- Fig. 1( is a section similar to Fig. 30f the catch shown in Fig. 9.

Referring to the drawing by reference characters I have shown my invention as embodied in a door catch which is indicated generally at Ill. As shown in Fig. 1 the device III is securedto the upper or lower outer corner of one member of adouble door I I, the other door I2 being preferably equipped with the usual type of lock or latch I3 which may engage the door I I.

The device It! includes a bent plate I4 which conforms to the outline of the door II and is attached to the door as by screws I5. Integral with the bent plate I4 are spaced side plates I6 between which are disposed the working parts of the device. The plates I5 fit within a slot [1 in the door II.

Secured to the plate I4 as by riveting is a 1938, Serial No. 222,819

guide member I8 upon which slides an operating member I9 which passes through a slot in the plate I4 and at its outer end terminates in an inclined cam surface I9 as shown in Fig. 3. The operating member I9 has a longitudinal slot 2| therein. A pin 22 on the member I9 limits the outward travel thereof by engaging the plate I4.

The upper portion of the operating member I9 slides between two plates 23 secured to the plate I4 and spaced apart by blocks 24. A bell crank 25 is pivoted on a pin 26 passing through the plates 23 and includes arms 21 and 28.

The arm 21 is engaged by a pin 29 on the member I9 within the slot 2| and the arm 28 engages .15 the lower end of a hollow cylinder 30 Within which slides the lower end of a plunger 3|. A, spring 32 is disposed between the end of the plunger 3| and the closed end of the cylinder 30. The upper portion of the plunger 3| slidably en- 20 gages a sleeve 34 secured within an aperture 35 in the upper portion of the plate I4. The sleeve 34 has an upper enlarged portion 36, a spring 31 being disposed therebelow at the lower end en-* gaging a washer 38 secured to the plunger 3|. 25

The upper end of the plunger 3| engages a} keeper 40 disposed on the door frame. The keeper 40 includes a hollow cylinder 4| closed at one end and having a piston'42 slidable therein. The piston 42 has a reduced portion 43 engageable with an aperture 44 in a plate 45 positioned below the cylinder 4| and attached to the door frame by screws 45'. A spring 46 surges the piston 42 downwardly. It will be seen that the piston 42 is disposed in line with the plunger 3| This 3 piston 42 prevents foreign material from entering the cylinder 4|.

A strike plate 41 having a turnededge 48 is secured to the door I2 at the level of the operating member I9 and is. adapted to engage the inclined cam surface IS.

The catch Ill further includes a manually operated lock device which includes a cam. mem, ber 5| operated by a button 52 sliding in a slot 53 in the plate I4, the plate I4 being recessed adjacent this slot so that the button 52 is flush with the contour of the door. The cam member 5| includes an inclined surface 54 engaging an arm 55 of a bell crank 55 pivoted as at 51. The other arm 58 of the crank 56 is bifurcated and engages r the under face of the washer 38. The door II may be locked in position by urging the button 52 upwardly until the end of the cam member 5| engages a depression 55 in the arm 55. A pin 59 limits the travel of the bell crank 56.

In use the door II is first closed and then the door I2 is closed, the plate 41 engaging the cam surface I9 and thereby urging the plunger 3| upwardly into engagement with the fixture 40. The door I2 may then be locked. If, by chance, the door II is not entirely closed before this operation, the parts will not be strained as. under this condition the spring 32 is compressed. It will be seen that the relative strength of the spring 32 is greater than that of the springs 31 and as;

If it is desired to hold the door I I closed without closing the door I2 the manually operated lock device is used as previously described. The door I I may be held tightly closed by the piston 42 engaging the top of the door.

In Figs. 9 and 10 I have shown the catch I 0 as used with folding doors which are connected by hinges iii. In this application a rounded end 62 on the member llia (which corresponds to the member I 9 previously described) is substituted for the cam surface ill. The action of the catch I0 when used with a folding door is similar to that described for the double door, the catch being operated by the closing of the second door.

From the above description it will be apparent that I have invented a novel door catch that is highly efiicient in use.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. A door catch adapted to be attached to one of a pair of doors, said door catch including a plate, an operating member slidable on said plate, said operatiir member including a projecting end adapted to be engaged by the other door upon closing of the other door and to be urged inwardly, a bell crank on said plate, means on said operating member engaging said bell crank, a closed hollow cylinder, the other arm of said bell crank engaging the hollow cylinder, a plunger having an end portion slidable in said cylinder, a spring within said cylinder engaging the lower end of said plunger, other spring means to urge said plunger downwardly, said plunger being adapted to be urged into engagement with a door frame by movement of said operating member, and manually operated means independent of said operating member to urge said plunger into engagement with said door frame.

2. A door catch adapted to be attached to one of a pair of doors, said door catch including a plate ad; fed to be mounted on one door, an operating inc-nicer, guide means secured to said plate and supporting said operating member, said operating member including a projecting end adapted to be engaged by the other door upon closing of the other door and to be urged inwardly, a bell crank on said plate, means on said operating member engaging one arm of said bell crank, a closed hollow cylinder, the other arm of said bell crank engaging the lower closed end of the hollow cylinder, a plunger having an end portion slidable in said cylinder, a spring within said cylinder engaging the lower end of said plunger, spring means to urge said plunger downwardly, said plunger being adapted to be urged into engagement with a door frame by movement of said operating member, and manually operated means independent of said operating member to urge said plunger into engagement with said door frame.

3. A door catch adapted to be secured upon one of a pair of doors and including a plate, an operating member slidable upon the plate, said operating member including a projecting end portion adapted to be urged inwardly, a plunger slidable upon said plate in a direction at right angles to the direction of movement of the operating member, means tending to urge the plunger to retracted position, a bell crank pivoted on said plate, means on the operating member and engaging one end of the bell crank to shift the latter, and a resilient connection between the other end of the bell crank and the plunger.

4. A door catch including a plate adapted to be secured upon one of a pair of doors, an operating member slidable upon the plate, said operating member including a projecting end portion adapted to be engaged by the other door and to be urged inwardly, a plunger slidable upon said plate in a direction at right angles to the direction of movement of the operating member, a spring tending to urge the plunger to retracted position, a cylinder slidable on said plunger, said cylinder having a closed end, a second spring stronger than the first spring and disposed in said cylinder and engaging the closed end of the cylinder and the end of the plunger, a bell crank pivoted on said plate, and means on the operating member and engaging one end of the bell crank to shift the latter, the other end of the bell crank engaging the closed end of the cylinder.

5. A door catch adapted to be secured upon one and including a. plate adapted to be mounted on one door, an operating member slidable upon the plate, said operating member including a projecting end to be engaged by the other door and to be urged inwardly, a plunger slidable upon said plate in a direction at right angles to the direction of movement of the operating member, a spring tending to urge the plunger to retracted position, a cylinder slidable on said plunger, said cylinder having a closed end, a second spring in said cylinder and engaging the closed end of the cylinder and the end of the plunger, said second spring being stronger than the first spring, a bell crank pivoted on said plate, means on the operating member and engaging one end of the bell crank to shift the latter, the other end of the bell crank engaging the closed end of the cylinder, a second bell crank on the plate, means on one arm 01 said second bell crank and engaging said plunger to shift the latter, and a-manually operated, slidably mounted, cam member on said plate and adapted to rock said second bell crank.

6. A door catch adapted to be secured upon one of a pair of doors and including a plate, an operating member mounted to reciprocate upon the plate, said operating member including a projecting cam end portion adapted to be urged inwardly, a plunger slidable upon said plate in a direction substantially at right angles to the direction of movement of the operating member, a bell crank pivoted on said plate and having one arm engaging the operating member, a resilient connection between the other arm of the bell crank and the plunger and means to normally hold said operating member in advanced position and said plunger in retracted position.

MARCEL V. MUSSA.

portion adapted

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Classifications
U.S. Classification292/177, 292/DIG.370, 292/179, 292/182, 292/336.3
International ClassificationE05C7/06
Cooperative ClassificationE05C7/06, Y10S292/37
European ClassificationE05C7/06