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Publication numberUS2799888 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 23, 1957
Filing dateJul 14, 1954
Priority dateJul 14, 1954
Publication numberUS 2799888 A, US 2799888A, US-A-2799888, US2799888 A, US2799888A
InventorsWilliam E White
Original AssigneeWilliam E White
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Door check
US 2799888 A
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July 23, 1957 w. 5. WHITE nooa CHECK Filed July 14, 1954 INVENTOR William E. White- United States Patent DOOR CHECK William E. White, Aliquippa, Pa. Application July 14, 1954, Serial No. 443,346

Claims. (Cl. I6'-82) This invention relates to door checks and particularly to a door check adapted to check a door at varied positions and to hold it against movement in either direction.

A great variety of devices have been proposed for the purpose of controlling the opening swing of doors and similar hinged members, principally to prevent damage being done to the adjacent walls by the knob of the door gouging the finish on the wall. Most of these devices have a cushioned head fixed to the wall or to the fioor adjacent the wall to prevent the door from swinging into the wall. These devices are unsightly and are even dangerous, particularly where children may fall on them or over them. All of these devices are limited to stopping the opening swing of a door and some auxiliary device is required to hold the door in the open position.

The present invention provides a door check which is free from the defects pointed out above as being common to door checks of the prior art, and at the same time may be used to hold a door in the open position at varied positions.

The present invention provides a door check having preferably a fiat plate with an opening therein adjacent one end and adapted to fit over the pintle of a hinge connecting a door to a door frame, an arcuate portion on the end of the plate carrying the opening, said plate having a series of apertures spaced about the opening, stop means adapted to removably fit in one of said apertures, and fastening means on the end of the plate remote from the arcuate portion holding the plate against the door frame.

Preferably the fastening means on the end of the plate is in the form of a depending flange adapted to rest against the door frame and be held in fixed position by a screw or like holding means. The stop means through the apertures in the plate lie in the path of the hinge plate fixed to the door so that as the door opens the hinge plate strikes the stop means. Similarly the stop means may be placed through an aperture in the path of the hinge plate so as to stop the inward swing of the door to hold it in the open position.

While certain salient features, objects and advantages of this invention have been described above, other objects and advantages will become apparent from a consideration of the following description and the accompanying drawings in which:

Figure 1 is an isometric view, partly exploded, of a door stop according to this invention in place on a door and door frame;

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the door stop of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a side elevation of the door stop of Figure l; and

Figure 4 is a top plan view of the door stop of Figure 1 using two separate stop means.

Referring to the drawings I have illustrated a door "'ice stop 10 according to this invention installed upon the pintle 11 of a hinge connecting a door 12 to a door frame 13. The door stop is made up of a flat steel plate having an opening 14 therein adapted to fit over the pintle 11 of the hinge. An arcuate portion 15 is provided on the flat plate to surround the opening 14 having a radius shorter than the distance from the center of the pintle 11 to the frame 13 and door 12 along the hinge plates 16. A plurality of spaced-apart apertures 17 are provided in the arcuate portion 15 around the pintle 11. Stop means 18, in the form of headed pins, are adapted to be inserted in these aperturesso as to depend therefrom in the path of the hinge plate 16 on the door 12. A downwardly projecting flange 19 is F fastened to the door frame 13 by means of a screw 20 or the like through an opening 21 therein.

The position at which the door is stopped in its opening swing may be closely regulated by moving the stop means 18 to the desired position along the apertures 17 in the arcuate portion 15 of the flat plate to catch the hinge plate 16 during its movement about the pintle.

The stop means of this invention may be used to hold a door open by placing the stop means 18 through an aperture 17 in front of the hinge plate 16 on the door when the door is open. Similarly the door may be immobilized in spaced open positions by placing stop means 18 in two adjacent apertures 17, one on each side of the hinge plate 16 (Figure 4). This prevents either further opening or closing of the door.

While I have illustrated and described a present preferred embodiment of my invention it will be understood that it may be otherwise embodied within the scope of the following claims.

I claim:

1. A door check comprising a fiat plate having an opening therein adjacent one end adapted to fit over the pintle of a hinge connecting a door to a door frame, an arcuate portion on the end of the plate carrying the opening, said plate having a series of apertures spaced about the opening, removable stop means in said apertures projecting on either side of the hinge butt connected to the door to engage and thereby limit the movement of said hinge butt in either direction and fastening means on the end of the plate remote from the arcuate portion holding the plate against the door frame.

2. A door check comprising a flat elongated plate having an opening therein adjacent one end adapted to fit over the pintle of a hinge connecting a door to a door frame, an arcuate portion on the end of the plate carrying the opening, said plate having a series of apertures spaced about the opening, removable stop means in said apertures projecting on either side of the hinge butt connected to the door to engage and thereby limit the movement of said hinge butt in either direction, a depending flange on the end of the plate remote from the arcuate portion adapted to fit against the door frame and holding means holding said flange fixed to said door frame.

3. A door check comprising a flat elongated plate having an opening therein adjacent one end adapted to fit over the pintle of a hinge connecting a door to a door frame, an arcuate portion on the end of the plate carrying the opening, said plate having a series of apertures spaced about the opening, separate stop means in each of two apertures on opposite sides of the hinge butt attached to the door whereby the swing of the door is limited, a depending flange on the end of the plate remote from the arcuate portion adapted to fit against the door frame and holding means holding said flange fixed to said door frame.

4. A door check comprising a flat elongated plate having an opening therein adjacent one end adapted to' fit over the pintle of a hinge connecting a door to a door frame, an arcuate portion'on the end off the' plate carrying the opening, said plate having a series of spaced apertures about the opening, a plurality of headedpins a selectivelylpositioned in 1 said aperture projecting. across either end of the path of the hinge butt connected to the door to engage and thereby limit the movementof said hinge butt in either. direction, and fastening means a on the end of the plate remote from the arcuate portion holding the plate against the do or framelv V 5. A door checlg comprising a fiat elongated plate having an opening'therein adjacent one end adapted to fit ioyer the pintle'loff a hinge connecting aidoor to a door=frame, an rarcuate portion o'n the end of the plate carrying the opening, said platehaving a s'eries 'of spaced apertures about the opening,'a plurality of headed pins selectively positioned in said apertures projecting across either end of the 'path of the hinge butt connected'to the door to engage and thereby limit the movement of said hinge butt in either direction, a depending flange on the end of the plate remote from the arcuate portion adapted to fit against the door frame and holding means holding said flange fixed to said door frame.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification16/375, 16/82, 292/DIG.170
International ClassificationE05D11/10, E05D11/00, E05D11/06
Cooperative ClassificationY10S292/17, E05D11/00, E05D11/1007, E05D11/06
European ClassificationE05D11/00, E05D11/06