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Publication numberUS3100916 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 20, 1963
Filing dateJul 5, 1962
Priority dateJul 5, 1962
Publication numberUS 3100916 A, US 3100916A, US-A-3100916, US3100916 A, US3100916A
InventorsMichael J Mckinney
Original AssigneeMichael J Mckinney
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination wall storage sliding doors and frame
US 3100916 A
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Aug. 20, 1963 M. J. MCKINNEY 3, 0

COMBINATION WALL STORAGE SLIDING DOORS AND FRAME Filed July 5, 1962 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 FIG. 6

IN VEN TOR.

M I QHAEL J- McKINNEY 1953 M. J. MCKINNEY 3,100,916

COMBINATION WALL STORAGE SLIDING DOORS AND FRAME Filed July 5, 1962 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 28 [LL/1:764 as/mj/ae \\W INVENTOR.

MkCHAEL J.McKINNEY showing the interengaging slide brackets.

United States Patent 3,100,916 COMBINATION WALL STORAGE SLIDING DQGRS AND FRAME Michael J. McKinney, 14-635 NE. 5th Ave, North Miami, Fla. Filed July 5, 1962, Ser. No. 207,526 3 Claims. (Cl. 20-19) This invention relates to building structures and is more particularly directed to a combination wall storage sliding doors and frame.

A principal object of the present invention is to provide a door frame and sliding doors wherein the frame is provided with a pocket for receiving the doors so that the opening therethrough will be as large as the width of the door frame less the pocket.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a combination wall storage sliding doors and frame wherein the doors are suspended, consequently no tracks are required on the floor of the door frame yet the doors cannot swing away from each other or become out of alignment with the door frame and pocket.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a combination wall storage sliding doors and frame wherein sliding movement of one of the sliding doors effects the movement of the other to open or close the doors.

A still further object of the present invention is to pro vide a combination wall storage sliding doors and frame which is simple and compact in construction, economical.

in cost and extremely simple to erect as a unit in a buildmg.

A still further object of the present invention is to provide a combination wall storage sliding doors and frame having a pocket at each end of the frame and an extremely large opening therebetween closed off by two pairs of doors, each pair to be stored in each of the pockets.

With these and other objects in view, the invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawings but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.

3,100,916 Patented Aug. 20, 1963 at their ends to upright members or stiles 15. At one end of the frame 10, wall members 16 are fastened to each side of the frame to form a pocket 17. The pocket 17 and the doors 11 and 12 are each substantially the same width so that the pocket 17 will receive the doors 11 and 12 as is explained in detail hereinafter.

Mounted on the lower surface of the header 13 is a fixture 18 having a pair of spaced apart tracks 19 for receiving rollers 20 that are mounted on brackets 21 secured to the upper surfaces of the doors 11 and 12. The doors 11 and 12 are suspended with the bottom edges of the doors 11 and 12 in close proximity to the sill 14 of the frame 10 thereby obviating the necessity of tracks on the sill 14. A door guide 22 for the front sliding door 12 is secured to the sill 14 at the position of the pocket 17 in proximity of the right edge of the Wall members 16 as viewed by FIGURE 2. The door guide 22 is always in approximate contact with the front sliding door 12 in all of its positions from its closed to its completely opened position to prevent the door 12 from swinging out of alignment with the pocket 17.

Means are provided to maintain the sliding doors 11 and 12 in close proximity to each other comprising an elongated slide bracket 23 fastened to the inner surface of the sliding door 12 at its lower edge portion. The slide bracket 23 has a flange portion 24 positioned in spaced relation to the surface of the door 12 for receiving a finger 25 of a small bracket 26 which is fastened to the outer surface of the rear door 11. l The bracket 26 is positioned at the left edge of the door 11, which part is nearest to the pocket 17. To prevent the brackets 23 and 26 from sliding away from each other, companion stop or arresting members 27 and 28 are mounted on adjacent surfaces of the front and rear sliding doors 11 and 12 respectively. The stop member 27 is secured to the right edge of the door 11 while the stop member 28 is secured to the left edge of the door 12 and both of the stop members 27 and 28 are so aligned that they will engage each other when the rear door 11 has beenwithdrawn from the pocket 17. Then, a continued sliding movement of the rear sliding door 11 will cause the front sliding door 12 to slide out of the pocket 17 A door knob 29 is mounted on the front surface of the 2 rear sliding door 11 at the right edge thereof. To permit access to the door knob 29 when both doors 11 and 12 s have been withdrawn into the pocket :17, a bumper bracket In the drawings: 1

FIGURE 2 is a perspective view thereof with parts broken away'and the doors shown in their partially closed position. I p v 7 FIGURE 3 is a vertical cross sectional view taken along the line 3-3 of FIGURE 2. 1

FIGURE 4 is a fragmentary cross sectional view taken along the line ;4-4 of FIGURE 3. FIGURE 5 is a detailed perspective view partially broken away of the lower-portion of the sliding doors FIGURE 6 is a front 'elevational view of a of sliding doors for closing off an extremely large opening with one setof doors shown in an open position and the views, the numeral It) refers to v adoorfr'ame of my combination wall storage sliding doors and frame whilethe numerals 11 and 12 refer to the rear and front sliding doors respectively. i

The frame 10 consists of aheader lia and sill14 joined:

double set 5 34 is fastened to the inside surface of the front sliding door 12. The bracket 39 is provided with a resilient bumper 31 which is engaged by the left edge of the door 1 12. The bracket 31 is positioned 'a few inches from the left edge of the front door 11 so that when the rear door 11 is slid to a position behind the front door 12 during the process of opening the doors, the door knob 29 will always be accessible and notbe positioned behind the front door 12 as best shown by FIGURE 1.

wIn the normal use of my combination wall storage sliding doors and frame 10, to open the doors the knob 29 is grasped and :the rear door 11 pulled out of'the pocket 17. The rear door 1 1.Willslide along until the stop member 28 engages thestop member 27. "Then the 1 front sliding door 212 will slide together with the rear door 11 until they arrive at their closed position. .To

1 gain access through the door frame 10, the knob 29 .is again grasped and the rear sliding door 11 is forced to the'left causing that door alone to slide to the left; When theresilient bumper 31 has been engaged by the rear door-111, then the front sliding door 12 will begin to slide into the pocket .17 simultaneously as the rear sliding door 1 1 slides towardthe pocket 17. 'ing of the meadow 11 to the left will bring the sliding A continued sliddoors ll and 12 to their pocketed position which is the f elongated bracket mounted on the inner surface adjacent ,the same fixtures and brackets as the sliding doors and frame 10, operates in the same manner but provides an opening in the frame 443' twice the size of the frame dd. Since their construction and operation are similar, the above discussion concerning the sliding doors and frame of FIGURE 1 applies to the sliding doors and frame 40 shown by FIGURE 6.

, Having disclosed my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is: V

1. A combination wall storage sliding doors and frame comprising a frame having a header, a sill and a pocket at one end, a pair of tracks mounted in parallel relation on the lower surface of said header, a pair of doors, rollers mounted on said doors and extending above said doors, said rollers of each of said doors rotatably positioned in said tracks placing one door behind the other, a door knob mounted on said one door adjacent to an edge portion furthest removed from said pocket and said frame, an elongated bracket mounted on the inner surface adjacent to a bottom edge of said other door, said elongated bracket having a flange portion positioned in spaced relation'to the surface of said other door, a bracket mounted on said one door adjacent said other edge portion, saidbracket having a finger portion engag ed on the upper portion of the other of said sliding doors for engagement by said one of said sliding doors whereby upon the sliding of said one of said sliding doors in the opposite of said one direction, said bumper becomes engaged by said one of said sliding doors then said other of said sliding doors is made to slide in the direction of said pocket. 7

2. A combination wall storage sliding doors and frame on said one door adjacent said other edge portion, said bracket having a iinger portion engaging said flange portion for permitting relative slidable movement of said doors, stop members mounted on an upper portion of each of said sliding doors in alignment with each other, one stop member being mounted at said other edge of said one door while said other stop member being mounted at an edge portion furthest removed from said pocket whereby upon the engagement of said stop members, sliding movement of said one sliding door in one direction will cause a sliding movement of said other of said doors, and a bumper member mounted on the upper portion of the other of said sliding doors for engagement by said one of said sliding doorswhereby upon the sliding of said one of said sliding doors in the opposite of said one direction, said bumper becomes engaged by said one of said sliding doors then said other of said sliding doors is made to slide in the direction of said pocket and a guide member mounted on said'sill in said pocket substantially engaging said other of said sliding doors. r

3. A combination wall storage sliding doors and frame comprising a frame having a header, a sill and pockets at each end, a pair of tracks mounted in parallel relation on the lower surface of said header, a plurality of pairs of doors, rollers mounted on said doors and extending above said doors, said rollers of each of said doors rotatably positioned in said tracks placing one door of each of said pair of doors behind the other door, a door knob mounted on said one door adjacent an edge portion turthest'removed from their respective pockets in said frame of each of said pair of doors, an elongated bracket mounted on the inner surface adjacent a bottom edge of said other door of each of said pair of doors, said elongated bracket having a flange portion positioned in spaced relation-to the surface of said other door, a bracket mounted on said one door adjacentsaid other edge por tion of each of said pair of doors, said bracket havingya finger portion engaging said flange portion for permitting comprising a frame having a header, a still and a pocket at 7 one end, a pair of tracks mounted in parallel relation on the lower surface of said header, 2. pair of doors, rollers mounted onsaid doors and extending above said doors, said rollerslof each of saiddoors rotatably, positioned in "said tracks placing one door behind the other, a door knob mounted on said one door adjacent to an edge portion furthest removed from said pocket in said frame, an

to f a bottom edge of said other door, said elongate bracket having a flange portion positioned in spaced relation to the surface of said other door, a bracket mounted mounted on an upper portion of each of said sliding doors in alignment with each other whereby upon the engagement of said stop members of each of said pair of doors, sliding movement of said one sliding door in .one direction will cause a sliding movement of said other of said doors of each of said pair of doors, and a bumper member mounted on the upper portion of the other of said sliding doors for engagement by said one of said sliding doors of each of said pair of doors whereby upon the sliding of said one of said sliding doors in the opposite of said one direction, said bumper becomes engaged bysaid one of said sliding doors of each of said pair of doors then said otherof said sliding dors is made .to slide in the direction'of said pocket. I 1

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Classifications
U.S. Classification49/125, 49/410, 49/372
International ClassificationE05D15/06, E06B3/46
Cooperative ClassificationE05Y2600/45, E05Y2600/46, E05Y2201/684, E05F2017/007, E05D15/0656, E06B3/4654
European ClassificationE05D15/06D1K, E06B3/46D