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Publication numberUS2725589 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 6, 1955
Filing dateJan 9, 1953
Priority dateJan 9, 1953
Publication numberUS 2725589 A, US 2725589A, US-A-2725589, US2725589 A, US2725589A
InventorsLouis F Papesh
Original AssigneeLouis F Papesh
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Door hinge
US 2725589 A
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L. F. PAPESH DOOR HINGE 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Jan. 9, 1953 INVENTOR.

Dec. 6, 1955 PAPEsH 2,725,589

DOOR HINGE Filed Jan. 9, 1953 2 Sheets-SheetZ F g. 3 3g J4 2 24" 62 ,4 65 I 0 i 78 2 56 A, Louis E. Popes/7 INVENTOR.

United States Patent 9 2,725,589 noon Louis F. Papesli, Joli'et, Ill.

v Application January 9,1953, Serial 330,419

10 Claims. (Cl. 16-129) This invention relates. to a door hinge and more particularly to an adjustable door hinge adapted to secure a door of an automobile to the door post thereof.

The construction of this invention features a door hinge which is vertically, longitudinally, transversely, and angularly adjustable so that a door may be readily adjusted relative to the door openingin order to provide a proper relationship of the various partsto insure proper closure of the door both for appearance and for weather tightness of this closure.

Certain features of this invention include the combination of a door hinge leaf with a master hinge leaf. The master hinge leaf carries adjustably an anchor plate which is secured to the door post of the automobile. There is further provided a floating plate within the door post to which the anchor plate is attached, which floating plate enables certain of the adjustments of the door hinge to be achieved. A weather plate is providedso as to maintain the door hinge relatively free from deterioration due to the action of the elements. I

Still. further objects and features of the invention reside in the provision of a door mounting hinge that is strong and durable, simple in construction and manufacture, capable of being readily installed on various makes and models of automobiles, and. which may be produced at relatively low cost from readily available materials.

These, together withthe various ancillary objects and features of the invention which will become apparent as the following description proceeds, are attained by this door hinge, preferred embodiments of upper and lower hinges being shown by way of example only, in the accom- Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view of a door hinge constructed in accordance with the teachings of this invention;

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view as taken along the plane of line 33 in Figure 2;.

Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view as taken along the plane of line 44 in Figure 2;

Figure 5 is a perspective view showing the manner in which a door post is recessed for reception of the floating plate used for attaching the anchor plate-to the door post;

Figure 6 is a perspective view of the pintle used in interengaging various elements of the lower door hinge; and,

Figure 7' is a perspective view of the pintle used in interenga'ging' the various elements of the upper door hinge.

With continuing reference. to- ,the accompanying drawings wherein like reference numerals designate similar parts'throughout thezvario us views, it will be seen that the upper hinge indicated by the reference numeral '10 conv Philips-head screws which are used to attach the hinge 2,725,589 Patented Dec. 6, 1955 leaf 12' to the door 16. The hinge. leaf1'2 has preferably integrally cast therewith knuckles 18 and 20'. A master hinge leaf 22 has knuckle 24 which intermeshes with knuckles 18 and 2.0. The knuckle 24 is internally threaded for reception of a threaded. pintle 26 which is provided with a head 28 and a threaded portion 30 of reduced cross sectional area forming a shoulder 32 for reception of a lock washer 34anda nut 3.6 used in adjustably securing the pintle in a predetermined vertical position;

The master hingeleaf 22 adjustably carries an anchor plate 3'8through which suitable apertures extend in order that Philips. head screws 40 may be used to secure the anchor plate within a suitable recess in a door post 42. There is provided, as shown in dotted lines in Figure 5, a floating plate including upper and lower washer plates 44 and 46 which have. welded thereto a side plate 48'hav ing a recess 50 opening intothe peripheral edge thereof.

The. screws 40' are locking'ly engaged with the. washer plates 44' and 46 so as to holdv the anchor plate 38 within the recess52 in the door post 42. with'the master hinge leaf 22 withinthe opening, 54 in the door post 42; Carried by the anchor plate 38 are flanges 56 and 58. The master hinge leaf 22' is' provided with a pair of elongated slots 60 therethrough for. reception of headed. bolts 62 which extend through the slots 60' and through the flange 56. Lock washers 64 and nuts 66 are provided for adjustably locking the flange 56 in a predetermined position relative to the master hinge leaf 22 with the bolts 62 in a suitable position within the slots 60. The flange 58 has an internally threaded tube attached thereto which is adapted toext'end through a pivot member 67 provided with an aperture 68 therethrough. The pivot member 67 is carried by knuckles 70 and 72 of the master hinge leaf 22 and is pivotally mounted on a shaft journalled in the knuckles 70 and 72. 'Threadedly engaged in the tube 65 is a fastener 74 which is provided with a head 76 adapted tobecome engaged with the side plate 48 within the opening 50; A washer 78 and locknuts 80 and 82 are provided for securing the fastener 74 in a predetermined position as is washer 84. Adjustably securing the anchor plate 38 to the master hinge leaf 22 is a drag screw 86 which is internally threaded for reception. of a Philip's head screw 88 which is keyed in a suitable position by means of a set screw 90. Of course, a suitable access aperture 92' is provided in the anchor plate 38 for ready access to the nuts 66.

The lower hinge'ge'nerally indicated at 94 of this invention is identical with the upper hinge 10 with the exception of the alternate use of a door hinge leaf 96 of somewhat larger configuration than the 1.001 hinge leaf 12 and the use of apintle 98 of modified construction which can be best seen in Figure 6. The pintle 98 includes a head 1.00 and has keyways 102 and 104 in the shank thereof. A lower threaded portion 196 is also provided on the pintle 98. The pintle 98 extends through the aligned knuckles in the door hinge leaf 96 and in the master hinge leaf 22 and collars 108 and 112 are adjustably positioned on the pintle 98 in order that set screws 114 and 116 may be used to engage the pintle 9.8 within the. keyways 102 and 104 to lock the collars .108 and 112 relative to the pintle 98.

For vertical adjustment of the door it is merely necessary to loosen the set screws 114 and 116 in the collars 108 and 112 while loosening nut 36 onthe upper pintle 26. Then, to raise or lower the door it is merely necessary to rotate the head 28 of the pintle 26 in the proper adjustment. Then, the .set screws 114 and 116 may be tightened as may be nut 36.

To move door transversely in .or out it is necessary to remove theweather plates-120 as is shownin the dotted lines. Then, all of the screws All may be loosened s0 as to remove the bind in the pintles 26 and 98; Nut 82 can then be loosened and thejanchor bolt 74 may be then turned to the desired direction to move the door inwardly a desired amount. This procedure may be reversed to push the door outwardly. I

' To move the door fore or aft relative to the other portions of the automobile it is necessary to loosen the lock nuts 66 and the lock nuts 82. Then, the drak screw 86 is rotated in the desired direction to move the door forwardly or aft. After the alignment is obtained it is merely necessary to tighten thenuts 66 and 82.

It is to be understood that the adjustments for the upper hinge are similar to the adjustments for the lower hinge and that angularly adjustment may be obtained due to the relative positioning of the bolts 62 within. the slots 60.

Since from the foregoing, the construction and advantages of this automotive door hinge are readily apparent, further description is believed to be unnecessary.

However, since numerous modifications will readily occur to those skilled in the art after a consideration of the foregoing specification and accompanying drawings, it is not intended to limit the invention to the precise embodiment and purpose shown and described, but all suitable modifications and equivalents may be readily resorted to that fall Within the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. Au automotive door hinge comprising a door hinge leaf adapted to be secured to a door, a master hinge leaf, means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf, an anchor plate adapted to be secured to a door post, and means longitudinally, transversely, and angularly adjustably securing said anchor plate to said master hinge leaf, said last recited means including a flange on said anchor plate, an in ternally threaded tube attached to said flange, a pivot member rotatably carried by said master hinge leaf, an aperture through said pivot member, said tube being received in said aperture, and a threaded fastener thread edly engaging said tube to lock said tube relative to said pivot member.

2. An automotive door hinge comprising a door hinge leaf adapted to be secured to a door, a master hinge leaf, means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf, an anchor plate adapted to be secured to a door post, and means longitudinally, transversely, and angularly adjustably securing said anchor plate to said master hinge leaf, said last recited means including an internally and externally threaded tubular member threadedly engaged with said master hinge leaf, an opening in said anchor plate, andmeans engaging said anchor plate extending through said opening threadedly engaging said tubular member.

3. An automotive door hinge comprising a door hinge leaf adapted to be secured to a door, a master hinge leaf, means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf, an anchor plate adapted to be secured to a door post, and means longitudinally, transversely, and angularly adjustably securing said anchor plate to said master hinge leaf, said last recited means including a flange on said anchor plate, an internally threaded tube attached to said flange, a pivot member rotatably carried by said master hinge leaf, an aperture through said pivot member, said tube being received in said aperture, and a threaded fastener threadedly engaging said tube to'lock said tube relative to said pivot member, a second flange on said anchor plate, elongated slots in said master hinge leaf, and fasteners extending through said second flange and said slots to lock said flange relative to said master hinge leaf at a selected position.

4.- An automotive door hinge comprising a door hinge leaf adapted to be secured to a door, a master hinge leaf, means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf, an anchor plate adapted to be secured to a door post, and means longitudinally, transversely, and angularly adjustably securing said anchor plate to said master hinge leaf, said last recited means including a flange on said anchor plate, an internally threaded tube attached to said flange, a pivot member rotatably carried by said master hinge leaf, an aperture through said pivot member, said internally threaded tube being received in said aperture, and a threaded fastener threadedly engaging said tube to lock said tube relative to said pivot member, an internally and externally threaded tubular member threadedly engaged with said master hinge leaf,'an opening in said anchor plate, and means engaging said anchor plate extending through said opening threadedly engaging said tubular member.

5. An automotive door hinge comprising a door hinge leaf adapted to be secured to a door, a master hinge leaf, means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf, an anchor plate adapted to be secured to a door post, and means 1 longitudinally, transversely, and angularly adjustably securing said anchor plate to said master hinge leaf, said last recited means including a flange on said anchor plate, an internally threaded tube attached to said flange, a pivot member rotatably carried by said master hinge leaf, an aperture through said pivot member, said internally threaded tube being received in said aperture, and a threaded fastener threadedly engaging said tube to lock said tube relative to said pivot member, an internally and externally threaded tubular member threadedly engaged with said'master hinge leaf, an opening in said anchor plate, and means engaging said anchor plate extending through said opening threadedly engaging said tubular member, a second flange on said anchor plate, elongated slots in said master hinge leaf, and fasteners extending through said second flange and said slots to lock said flange relative to said master hinge leaf at a selected position.

6. An automotive door hinge comprising a door hinge leaf adapted to be secured to a door, a master hinge leaf, means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf, an anchor plate adapted to be secured to a door post, and means longitudinally, transversely, and angularly adjustably securing said anchor plate to said master hinge leaf, said means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf including knuckles on said door hinge leaf, an internally threaded knuckle on said master hingeleaf intermeshing with said knuckles on said door hinge leaf, a pintle threadedly engaged with said threaded knuckle extending through said knuckles on said door hinge leaf, said means adjustably securing said anchor plate to said master hinge leaf including a flange on said anchor plate, an internally threaded tube attached to said flange, a pivot member rotatably carried by said master hinge leaf, an aperture through said pivot member, said tube being received in said aperture, and a threaded fastener threadedly engaging said tube to lock said tube relative to said pivot member.

7. An automotive door hinge comprising a door hinge leaf adapted to be secured to a door, a master hinge leaf, means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf, an anchor plate adapted to be secured to a door post, and means longitudinally, transversely, and angularly adjustably securing said anchor plate to said master hinge leaf, said means vertically and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to-said door hinge leaf including knuckles on said door hinge leaf, an internally threaded knuckle on said master hinge leaf intermeshing with said knuckles on said door hinge leaf, a pintle threadedly engaged with said threaded knuckle extending through said knuckles on said door hinge leaf, said means adjustably securing said anchor plate to' said master hinge, leaf including a flange on said anchor plate, an internally threaded tube attached to said flange, a pivot member rotatably carried by said master hinge leaf, an aperture through said pivot member, said tube being received in said aperture, and a threaded fastener threadedly engaging said tube to lock said tube relative to said pivot member, a second flange on said anchor plate, elongated slots in said master hinge leaf, and fasteners extending through said second flange and said slots to lock said flange relative to said master hinge leaf at a selected position.

8. An automotive door hinge comprising a door hinge leaf adapted to be secured to a door, a master hinge leaf, means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf, an anchor plate adapted to be secured to a door post, and means longitudinally, transversely, and angularly adjustably securing said anchor plate to said master hinge leaf, said means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf including knuckles on said door hinge leaf, an internally threaded knuckle on said master hinge leaf intermeshing with said knuckles on said door hinge leaf, a pintle threadedly engaged with said threaded knuckle extending through said knuckles on said door hinge leaf, said means adjustably securing said anchor plate to said master hinge leaf including a flange on said anchor plate, an internally threaded tube attached to said flange, a pivot member rotatably carried by said master hinge leaf, an aperture through said pivot member, said tube being received in said aperture, and a threaded fastener threadedly engaging said tube to lock said tube relative to said pivot memher, an internally and externally threaded tubular member threadedly engaged with said master hinge leaf, an opening in said anchor plate, and means engaging said anchor plate extending through said opening threadedly engaging said tubular member.

9. An automotive door hinge comprising a door hinge leaf adapted to be secured to a door, a master hinge leaf, means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf, an anchor.

plate adapted to be secured to a door post, and means longitudinally, transversely, and angularly adjustably securing said anchor plate to said master hinge leaf, said means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf including knuckles on said door hinge leaf, an internally threaded knuckle on said master hinge leaf intermeshing with said knuckles on said door hinge leaf, a pintle threadedly engaged with said threaded knuckle extending through said knuckles on said door hinge leaf, said last recited means including a flange on said anchor plate, an internally threaded tube attached to said flange, a pivot member rotatably carried by said master hinge leaf, an aperture through said pivot member, said tube being received in said aperture, and a threaded fastener threadedly engaging said tube to lock said tube relative to said pivot member, an internally and externally threaded tubular member threadedly engaged with said master hinge leaf, an opening in said anchor plate, and means engaging said anchor plate extending through said opening threadedly engaging said tubular member, a second flange on said anchor plate, elongated slots in said master hinge leaf, and fasteners extending through said second flange and said slots to lock said flange relative to said master hinge leaf at a selected position.

10. An automotive door hinge comprising a door hinge leaf adapted to be secured to a door, a master hinge leaf, means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf, an anchor plate adapted to be secured to a door post, and means longitudinally, transversely, and angularly adjustably securing said anchor plate to said master hinge leaf, said means vertically adjustably and rotatably securing said master hinge leaf to said door hinge leaf including knuckles on said door hinge leaf, a knuckle on said master hinge leaf intermeshing with the knuckles on said door hinge leaf, and a pintle extending through all of said knuckles, said pintle having collars adjustably secured thereon for supporting the knuckles of said master hinge leaf at a predetermined position, said last recited means including a flange on said anchor plate, an internally threaded tube attached to said flange, a pivot member rotatably carried by said master hinge leaf, an aperture through said pivot member, said tube being received in said aperture, and a threaded fastener threadedly engaging said tube to lock said tube relative to said pivot member.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,704,001 I-Iolbrook Mar. 5, 1929 2,006,267 Foltz June 25, 1935 2,441,221 Eckel May 11, 1948 2,583,950 Kirschner Jan. 29, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS 593,949 Great Britain Oct. 29, 1947

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Classifications
U.S. Classification16/236
International ClassificationE05D5/02
Cooperative ClassificationE05D2007/0469, E05D2007/0476, E05D2007/0492, E05Y2900/531, E05D2007/0461, E05D2007/0484, E05D5/023, E05Y2600/63, E05D7/0423
European ClassificationE05D7/04C2, E05D5/02B2B