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Publication numberUS3171157 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 2, 1965
Filing dateOct 1, 1962
Priority dateApr 16, 1959
Publication numberUS 3171157 A, US 3171157A, US-A-3171157, US3171157 A, US3171157A
InventorsLoughlin Raymond
Original AssigneeJames F Cain
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hinge structure for mounting a storm door
US 3171157 A
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March 2, 1965 HIM;


ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,171,157 HINGE STRUCTURE FOR MOUNTING A STORM DOOR Raymond Loughlin, P.0. Box 1355, Youngstown, Ohio, assignor of one-half to James F. Cain, Youngstown, Ohio Original application Apr. 16, 1959, Ser. No. 806,803, now Patent No. 3,065,496, dated Nov. 27, 1962. Divided and this application Oct. 1, 1962, Ser. No. 239,388

1 Claim. (Cl. 16135) This application is a division of my co-pending application Serial No. 806,803, filed April 16, 1959, now Patent No. 3,065,496, issued November 27, 1962.

This invention relates to storm doors and more particularly means for mounting a storm door in a door opening.

The principal object of the invention is the pIOVlSlOlI of a hinged device for mounting a storm door in a door opening.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a combination storm door expander and continuous hinge and mounting device for a storm door.

A still further object of the invention is the provision of a device in which a side rail of the storm door may be adjustably positioned and which device comprises one portion of a continuous piano type hinge the other portion of which forms a mounting device and frame portion for the storm door.

Those skilled in the art will recognize that it is highly desirable .to be able to use storm doors of standard width in a number of different sized door openings. It has heretofore been believed necessary that the storm door be made to conform in width to the particular door openmg in which it was to be installed with the result that storm doors and particularly metal storm doors, such as those formed of aluminum have been custom built. Those skilled in the art will recognize that the custom building of storm doors produces a much higher cost product than the same door as produced in a standard size on a production line basis. The present invention permits a standard size, storm door to be effectively expanded sidewardly in width to match a great many different sized openings and at the same time provides a continuous hinge between the storm door and the door frame in which the storm door is mounted.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being the intention to cover all changes and modifications of the example of the invention herein chosen for purposes of the disclosure, which do not constitute departures from the spirit and scope of the invention.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a door frame and sill and a storm door mounted therein.

FIGURE 2 is a horizontal section on line 2-2 of FIG- URE 1, on an enlarged scale.

FIGURE 3 is a perspective view of the respective parts of the storm door mounting.

By referring to the drawings and FIGURES 1, 2 and 3 in particular it will be seen that a door frame 10 and sill 11 define a jamb 12 and door stop 13 surrounding a doorway opening in which a storm door comprising a main frame and a plurality of glazed sashes 15 are posiadapted to receive and retain the glazed sash 15 and/or tioned. The storm door includes side rails 14 as best a solid panel 19.

The storm door frame illustrated is extruded of aluminum, as customary in the art, and the storm door is adapted to be secured in the frame 10 on the jamb 12 thereof by means of a longitudinally extending U-shaped channel 20 engaging one of the side rails of the storm door 14 and adjustably positioned thereon and secured thereto as by fasteners 21.

The channel 20 has a projecting knuckle 22 defining more than As best seen in FIG. 2, the opening in knuckle 22 which receives pin 27 is located fully to the left and fully below the main body portion of the channel structure 20. The knuckle is formed continuously with the channel 20 when the same is formed as an extrusion. In addition the knuckle 22 has alternate sections thereof cut away as at 23, as seen in FIGURE 3 of the drawings. An elongated plate 24 has a longitudinally extending knuckle 25 formed along one edge thereof. The opening in knuckle 25 which receives pin 27 is located below the main body portion of plate 24 and to the right thereof as clearly illustrated in FIG. 2. Alternate portions 26 of which are cutaway as best seen in FIGURE 3, so that the remaining portions of the knuckle 25 will register in axial alignment between the knuckle portions 22 on the channel 20 as shown in FIGURES 1 and 2. A continuous hinge pin 27 is positioned through the knuckle portions 22 and 25 and the elongated plate 24 is secured to the jamb 12 of the frame 10 by fasteners 23 thus mounting the storm door in the door opening defined by the frame 10.

It will be seen that the formation of the channel 20 and the plate 24 and their interengaging knuckles 22 and 25 space the outer edge 16 of the door 14 with respect to the jamb 12. Moreover, as clearly illustrated in FIG. 2, plate 24 and channel 20 diverge from the pin 27. This divergency is provided even while the parallel arms of the channel 20 are normal to the plate 24 and jamb 12 by reason of the arm 20 containing sheet metal screw 21 as illustrated in FIG. 2 being formed at an obtuse angle with regard to that portion of the channel which connects the two parallel arms thereof. The door 14 may be adjustably positioned in the channel 20 so that one size of storm door may be used in a number of different widths of door openings.

In FIGURE 2 of the drawings an L-shaped corner piece 29 is secured by fasteners 30 to the door stop 13 as is customary in the art, and which angle member 29 insures effective closure between the channel 20 carrying the storm door 14 and the door stop 13.

It will occur to those skilled in the art that an alternate construction is possible which construction includes similarly formed continuously extending hinge sections and one of which is secured to the door and the other of which may be adjustably positioned with respect to the door frame and the jamb thereof.

It will thus be seen that .the invention as illustrated enables one size of storm door to be adjustably positioned in various door openings and thereby meets the several objects of the invention, and having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

In a device for adjustably mounting a storm door, an elongate integral channel member comprising a base portion having spaced parallel arm portions extending away from one side of said base portion in a first direction, one of said arm portions being located at one end of the base portion, said one of said arm portions forming an obtuse angle with the base portion, the other arm portion extending from said base portion adjacent the other end thereof, the base portion on that side of the other arm portion opposite to the said one and extending away Patented Mar. 2, 1965.

plate having an ofiset knuckleon one longitudinal edge thereof, the said offset knuckle being formed with its opening'completely on one side of said plate, said offset knuckle having alternate sections thereof cut away, said knuckles on said channel member and said narrow plate spacing said narrow plate and said base portion of said 10 channel member relative to one another when axially aligned, said knuckles being engaged in axial alignment and a hinge pin positioned in the knuckle openings of the knuckles.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS Moody 16135 Belliveau 16135 X Tinnerman;

Moore 16158 X Morales.

Eskridge et a1. 16-1-36 Loughlin 16-135 DONLEY J. STOCKING; Primary Examiner.

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U.S. Classification16/390, 49/400
International ClassificationE05D7/00, E05D7/10, E05D15/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05Y2900/132, E05D15/00, E05D2700/10, E05D7/1005, E05D7/009
European ClassificationE05D15/00, E05D7/10B, E05D7/00C