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Publication numberUS3758141 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 11, 1973
Filing dateDec 16, 1970
Priority dateDec 16, 1970
Also published asCA949270A, CA949270A1
Publication numberUS 3758141 A, US 3758141A, US-A-3758141, US3758141 A, US3758141A
InventorsM Weinberger
Original AssigneeM Weinberger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Door check
US 3758141 A
Abstract
A door check is provided with a laterally extending nose portion and depending clamping portions adapted to engage the upper edge of a door and have easy and free contact with the side faces of the door and with one of the clamp portions having downwardly and outwardly extending handle permitting the grasping of the door check for the removal of the door check from the upper edge of the door for the placing of the same thereover. The opposing faces of the clamp portions are provided with rounded door face engaging surfaces having one form with laterally extending rows opposing one another. Also there is provided on the nose portion adjustable devices to alter the effective length of the nose portion so that an adjustment can be made without a change in the position of the door check upon the door. Certain other forms of the invention are adapted for use with spring biased doors to normally hold the doors in their closed positions and this door check mainly serving to hold the door open against the action of their springs. With one form of the invention the effective length of the forwardly extending nose portion can be altered from the rear of the door check without changing the position of the door check upon the door. With one form of the invention a velcro like retaining arrangement is used for the engagement of the nose end of the laterally extending nose portion with cooperating velcro like keeper located upon the door frame.
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United States Patent [191 Weinberger Sept. 11, 1973 1 DOOR CHECK [76] Inventor: Morris Weinberger, 387

[52] US. Cl..... 292/262, 16/82 [51] Int. Cl. E05c 17/04 [58] Field of Search 16/82; 292/86, 19, 292/258, 288, 262, 275

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,620,483 11/1971 Weinberger 292/262 2,978,756 4/1961 Pedersen 16/86 3,484,891, 12/1969 'Borgen' 16/86 3,517,473 6/1970 Kistner et a1. 16/86 3,509,592 5/1970 Schr0ck [6/82 2,885,237 5/1959 Heyer 16/86 FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 769,344 10/1967 Canada 16/86 Primary Examiner-James Tv McCall Attorney-Polachek, Saulsbury & Hough [57'] ABSTRACT A door check is provided with a laterally extending nose portion and depending clamping portions adapted to engage the upper edge of a door and have easy and free contact with the side faces of the door and with one of the clamp portions having downwardly and outwardly extending handle permitting the grasping of the door check for the removal of the door check from the upper edge of the door for the placing of the same thereover. The opposing faces of the clamp portions are provided with rounded door face engaging surfaces having one form with laterally extending rows opposing one another. Also there is provided on the nose portion adjustable devices to alter the effective length of the nose portion so that an adjustment can be made without a change in the position of the door check upon the door. Certain other forms of the invention are adapted for use with spring biased doors to normally hold the doors in their closed positions and this door check mainly serving to hold the door open against the action of their springs. With one form of the invention the effective length of the forwardly extending nose portion can be altered from the rear of the door check without changing the position of the door check upon the door. With one form of the invention a velcro like retaining arrangement is used for the engagement of the nose end of the laterally extending nose portion with cooperating velcro like keeper located upon the door frame.

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MORRIS WEINBERGER ATTURNEYH noon CHECK This invention relates to a door check for holding a door in a partially or full open position on the door frame. 7

It is an object of the present invention to provide a simple door check adapted for engagement with the upper edge of the door which will have a forwardly extending nose portion adapted to engage with the door frame to hold a door against inward displacement to its closing position and where the door is normally biased to its closed position by a spring provided upon the door.

It is another object of the invention to provide a door cheek having a laterally extending nose portion in which the effective length of the nose portion can be easily adjusted to change the effective length thereof without removing the door check from its location upon the upper edge of the door.

It is a further object of the invention to provide a door check which is secured to the upper edge of the door by opposing clamping portions in which the clamping portions are so shaped that they can be easily and readily fitted over the upper edge of the door by the clipping of a downwardly and rearwardly extending clamp handle for pulling downwardly on the door check and for lifting the same from the upper edge of the door.

It is a further object of the invention to provide a door check which can be formed of plastic material wherein the spring action thereof can effect the clamping of the door check upon the upper edge of the door, the door check being so safe that it can be formed from plastic either by extrusion or by molding to render the same inexpensive and easy to manufacture.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a door check having the above objects in mind, which is of simple construction, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to install upon the door, easily adjustable in length from forwardly on the nose portion or rearwardly from the clamping portions, of pleasing appearance, light in weight, effective and efficient in use.

For other objects and for a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:

FIG. 1 is a collective and perspective view of a door check constructed according to one form of the invention that includes a ball head adapted to be fitted into a keeper formed of compressable material and secured to the door frame.

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view of the door check mounted upon the upper edge of the door in a releaseable manner and with the ball head of the door check engaging with the grooved keeper piece.

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary view of a modified gripping face for the resilient outer clamp length.

FIG. 4 is a top plan view of a door being held outwardly of the door opening by the combined door check and keeper lying close to the hinge with illustration being made by the door keepers extended farther away from the hinge at the dotted line position and wherein at the right side of the figure there is shown a keeper of full length running across the upper edge of the door frame, the keeper forming in section to the showings of FIGS. 5 and 6.

FIG. 5 is an enlarged horizontal sectional view as viewed generally on line 5-5 of FIG. 2 with illustration being made as to the different positions the ball head can be applied to the elongated grooved keeper.

FIG. 6 is an enlarged fragmentary veiw of the elongated keeper and of a screw used for securing the keeper to the door frame.

FIG. 7 is a front perspective view of another form of keeper adapted for use particularly upon spring biased closed doors and with the wear head detached from the outer nose thereof.

FIG. 8 is a side elevational view of the door check shown in FIG. 7 with a spring coupling member for adapting the door check of FIG. 7 for use with doors not spring biased to closed position and so as to check the door in both directions.

FIG. 9 is a top plan view of the door check of FIG. 7 with the nose wear part engaging with for holding the door open against the action of a spring tending to close the door and with the door check being also shown in a dotted line position and adapted to hold open the door to a less amount.

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of a door check having upper and lower ball faced jaws adapted for engagement over a bead member which may be adhered to the door frame.

FIG. 11 is a fragmentary elevational view of the door check of FIG. 10 assembled upon the attaching bead carried on the door frame.

FIG. 12 is a fragmentary top plan view of the door check of FIG. 10 with the ball jaws secured above and below the bead runner on the door frame.

FIG. 13 is a fragmentary perspective view of a still further form of a door check having instead of a fixed wear members, an eccentric or wear member adapted to be adjusted to vary the amount of the opening of the door rather than effecting the adjustment of the door check along the door itself.

FIG. 14 is a fragmentary top plan view of the eccentric wear member showing how it may be adjusted be tween its extended and unextended positions by being pivoted either to the right or to the left of its supporting nose portion.

FIG. 15 is a fragmentary perspective view of still another form of a door check of which rollers are employed to facilitate the attachment and detachment of the door check to the upper edge of the door.

FIG. 16 is a vertical sectional view of the door check of FIG. 15 assembled upon the upper edge of the door, the view being taken on line 16-16 thereof.

FIG. 17 is a perspective and collective view of a still further form of door check which the nose head of the door check and the keeper are attached to one another by the use of velcro parts.

FIG. 18 is a fragmentary sectionall view ally on line 18-18 of FIG. 17.

FIG. 19 is a fragmentary perspective view of a door check nose with an adjustable ball headed shank threadable into the nose for adjustment therewith to vary the amount of the opening of the door, the ball head being used with the form of the invention shown taken generin FIGS. 1 to 5.

FIG. 21 is a longitudinal sectional view of the adjustable ball head nose assembly of the form of the invention shown in FIG. 20 and as viewed generally on line 21-21 thereof.

FIG. 22 is a fragmentary top plan view of the door check of FIG. 20 with the ball head extended forwardly to its more forward location.

FIG. 23 is a fragmentary top plan view of the assembly of FIG. 20 with the ball head retracted to substantially its full retracted extent to lessen the amount of the door opening.

Referring now particularly to FIGS. 1 to 6, 25 represents a door check adapted to fit over the upper edge of a door in a tight fitting manner while providing a forwardly extending nose portion 26 with a ball head formation 27 adapted to be fitted into a groove 28 of a keeper 29 that can be secured to a door frame or wall surface 31 either by adhesive or as shown in FIG. 6 by a screw 32 entering a hole 33 in rear of the groove 28.

A door 34 may have different thicknesses but the present door check is adapted to accommodate the different thicknesses and at the same time provide an easy separation of the door check from the door for adjusting the same along the length of the upper edge of the door. The nose portion 26 extends at right angles to a front depending portion 35 which cooperates with a bendable leg portion 36 which extends laterally across the upper edge of the door as indicated at 37 and has an outwardly and downwardly reverse bend to which handle portion 36 extends. The inner face of this bend 38 has a rounded engaging surface 39 that will engage the door surface in accordance with the thickness of the door to provide a gripping and clamp action between the depending portion 35 of the nose and the depending handle portion 36 which extends downwardly and outwardly from the surface of the door so that it can be readily gripped to spread the handle portion when the door check 25 is being assembled upon the door or removed therefrom. The lower end of the depending portion 35 of the nose engages with the opposite face of the door and is rounded at its lower end as indicated at 41 to facilitate the assembly of the door check 25 upon the upper edge of the door and when taken with the rounded surface 39 of the handle portion 36, the door check can be easily slid into engagement over the upper edge of the door and the laterally extending portion 37 having its underface enaging flush with the upper edge of the door. 7

In FIG. 3, there is shown a handle portion 36' which has a flat inner face 42 for engaging the door surface and to provide for a greater frictional area of engagement therewith. Instead of line contact with the surface of the door as at 39, a full face area 42 will engage the door surface and provide for frictional engagement therewith.

The width of the door check portions 26, 35, 37 and 36 are sufficiently great to give a sturdy connection with the door so that the nose portion 26 will extend rigidly forwardly from the door. By utilizing the ball head 27 an angle engagement can be made with the groove 28 of the keeper member 29 as best seen in FIG. 4. This keeper 29 can be located on the door frame or wall surface 31 ateither a location close to the hinge connection of the door with a door frame as shown full in FIG. 4 or as shown in dotted lines to an extended position more removed from the hinge section of the door with the frame. This being well illustrated at the left side of the FIG. 4.

On the right side of FIG. 4 there is an illustration made of the door 34 being in a dotted line position of fully open position and wherein a keeper 29 is of considerable length that will run across the full extent of the door and adapted to receive the ball head 27 at any location therealong. In this means the keeper has been provided to keep the door open or fully open and by simply removing the door check 25 from its position on the door 34 as shown at the left side of the Figure and causing the door check to be reversed upon the upper edge of the door and thereby permit the door to be held to its fully open position and over center from the hinge. A long keeper 29 can be used as well as a short keeper or upon the door frame. If it was desired to have the door closed so that there is but a small amount of opening and even less than in the dotted line position as shown at the left side of FIG. 4, the door check 25 can be reversed upon the door edge and the curved portion 38 serve as the nose for engaging the door frame to at least hold the door against closing movement and which will be particularly effective if the door itself is hingedly spring biased toward a closing position. In this way of reversing the door check 25 on the door and with the door being more aligned with the door opening the door can be kept open a little more than ajar or fraction of an inch if the reverse door check 25 is at the extended position that is shown in dotted lines at the left side of FIG. 4 and more remote from the door hinge. As seen in FIG. 5 it will be noted that the nose portion 26 and more particularly the ball head portion 27 can engage the groove 28 of the keeper 29 from various angular or universal positions. Adhesive 43 as shown in FIG. 5 upon the keeper 29 for effecting the engagement of the keeper 29 to the door frame or wall surface 31. The nose portion 26 has upwardly and downwardly flared edges 44 and 45 that provide for an enlargement upon the nose portion and can make engagement with the door frame in situations where no keeper for the ball head27 is used, as by direct engagement with the inner top surface of the door frame.

It should be apparent that the keeper 25 is so shaped and formed that it can be easily slipped over the top edge of the door or removed from the same and that the handle 36 used in placing the door check upon the door is easily available and outwardly and downwardly inclined to permit the fingers to be extended under the handle 36 to effect the pushing of the door check from the door and also the pulling of the door check downwardly over the upper edge of the door.

Referring now particularly to FIGS. 7, 8 and 9, 50 represents generally a door check that is designed primarily for holding open doors which are spring biased towards a closing position, whereas with the above first form of the invention the door check will hold the door open against both further outward movement and inward movement by engagement of the ball within the groove 28 of the keeper 29. This keeper 50 is provided with simply a plain nose projection 51 that extends forwardly from an upright portion 52 to which a depending handle clamp portion 53 extends to locate the door check 50 downwardly over the upper edge of a door 54. This door 54 is connected to the frame either through a spring hinge or by a spring connected outwardly of the hinge for connection to the door frame so as to normally keep the door in its closed position by means of a spring. This door check is inserted for engagement with its nose portion 51 against a door frame or wall surface 55. A sponge rubber bumper is preferably adhered to rounded nose end surface 57 by releasing a cover sheet 58 from a tacky adhesive layer 59 and this sponge rubber bumper 56 will keep the door frame surface from becoming marred if the door check 50 is made of metal and at the same time will quiet any bumping action that may be made by the door opening and closing as when a person may come through the open door.

As with the previous form of the invention the door check 50 can be moved along the upper edge of the door 54 to a dotted line position as' shown in FIG. 9 so as to keep the door open to a less extent as when the door check 50 is moved more remotely from the hinge.

The lower end of the vertically extending portion 52 is rounded outwardly and upwardly to provide a rounded surface to facilitate the assembly of the door check 52 upon the door as when the handle 53 is gripped to pull the same downwardly or to push the door check upwardly. Its rounded lower end as indicated at 61 and has a central slot 62 to allow a rule spring 63 to be engaged by a connecting projection 64 upon the rolled up end 61 and this rule spring 63 can be extended to have engagement with the opposite side of the door frame so as to hold the door against further outward displacement and to adapt the door check 50 for use with doors where the door is not spring biased to a closed position or where the spring is weak. It may thus be apparent that with this rule spring 63 that the keeper 50 is readily adapted for use with doors where there are no springs to keep them closed as with the door of the form of the invention shown and above described and which utilizes for this purpose the tight fitting engagement of the ball head of the door check with the groove.

The handle portion 50 extends from the rear face of the upright portion 52 to overlie the top edge of the door and is provided with a reversely bent portion 66 to provide for a door face engaging surface 67 upon the inner face of the handle 53. The handle 53 will extend outwardly so that the fingers can be extended under the same to grip the door check for attaching the same to the upper edge of the door or for removing the same for adjustment along the upper edge of the door. The rounded surfacesprovide by the outwardly curved end 61 of the upright portion 52 and the rounded surfaces 67 of the handle 53 makes for good engagement with the door surfaces when effecting the attaching of the door check and the removal of the same from the door.

In FIGS. 13 and 14 there is provided a door check in dicated generally at 70 that is of the bumper type and adapted particularly for use with doors which are spring biased to a closed position, but wherein there is provided an eccentric bumping member 71 that is re tained on the outer end of a laterally extending nose portion 72 and a lateral slot 73 thereof and for rotation by a vertically extending large diameter pin 74 that upon engagement with the inner periphery of an opening and by friction engagement further of the top and bottom faces of the member 71 with the top and bottom faces of the slot 73, the eccentric member 71 can be adjusted and be retained in its adjusted position to provide an elongated portion extending outwardly from the end of the laterally extending nose 72 or moved to dotted line positions to provide a more shortened connection of the laterally extending nose portion 72 with the door jamb surface. By moving or pivoting the eccentric element 71 as indicated in FIG. 14 by the arrows and to the dotted line positions the extent to which the door is held open can be varied to some small extent without the need for moving the door check along the edge of the door so that the door check can generally be kept in its one location upon the upper edge of the door.

This door check 70 has a vertically depending portion 75 that is thickened at its lower end as indicated at 76 to provide for a rounded engaging surface 77 that will oppose a rounded surface 78 provided by a reverse bend 79 of a depending handle clamp portion 78 that is connected to the depending portion 75 as when the handle 78 is extended laterally over the upper edge of the door to make clamping engagement on the opposite sides of the door so that the nose portion 72 extends forwardly for engagement of its eccentric member 71 either extended as shown in full in FIG. 14 or retracted by turning the same in the direction of the arrows to dotted line position. This form of the invention makespossible the extension of the nose end of the door check.

In FIGS. 15 and 16, 80 represents a still further form of the invention that has a forwardly extending nose portion 81 and a downwardly extending vertical portion 82 depending therefrom that has a series of rollers 83 located in a slot 84 on the inner face of the depending portion 82 so that rolling engagement can be effected of this portion 82 with the door surface and on a clamp arm 85 and in the reverse bend portion 86 thereof is a roller 87 having rolling engagement with the opposite side of a door88. These rollers will like their curved surfaces facilitate and make easy the attachment of the door check 80 to the upper edge of the door or the removal of the same. Each time the door check 80 is adjusted laterally over the top edge of the door it can be easily and readily removed. This form of the invention thus provides for an improved clamp engaging means that can be used with all of the different forms of the invention.

In FIG. 19 there is shown a fragment of a nose portion 91 of a door check having a threaded end opening 92 into which is extended a threaded shank 93 of a ball head that can be used with the first form of the invention shown in FIGS. 1 to 6 and which will obtain the same effect as the eccentric member 71 of the form of the invention shown in FIGS. 13 and 14 so that an adjustment can be madeof the ball without removing the door check from the upper edge of the door; Simply by unthreading the shank 93 from the opening 92 the ball head 94 can be extended to a greater extent and when threading the same inwardly it can shorten the overall length of the nose assembly of the door check.

In FIGS. 17 and 18 there is shown a door check indi cated generally at which includes a forwardly extending nose portion 101 and a depending attaching portion 102 similar to the attaching portions of j the other forms of the invention, but not shown, that has a reduced section forward end 103 with a threaded opening 104 therein into which is threaded a ball headed bolt 105 having a ball head 106 providing for a universal connection of a ball shaped opening 107 with an engaging plate 108 that has a Velcro like formation 109 on forward face adapted for flush engagement with a cooperating Velcro member 110 that is adhered by adhesive 111 to the door frame. The member 108 is held outwardly from the reduced section and 103 by a compression spring 112 reacting between the reduced section and 103 and a washer 113 engaging with the inner face of the member 108.

It will be seen that by the universal connection of the member 108 it can readily adapt itself for engagement with the member 110 and that by this Velcro engaging members 109 and 110, the door check 100 will hold a door when assembled upon the upper edge thereof against outward displacement from the door frame as well as against closing movement of the door.

Referring now particularly to FIGS. to 12, there is shown a door check 120 having substantially the same construction as the first described form of the invention except that instead of using a ball head 27, opposing ball jaws 121 and 122 are used for engagement with a beaded keeper 123 that is adhered to a door frame or wall surface 124 and is adapted to be gripped by the jaws 121 and 122 as shown in FIG. 11 so that the door check when fixed to the door will hold the door against both outward and inward displacement in the same manner that the door check 25 of the first form of the invention functions.

The jaw portions 121 and 122 are provided upon the forward end of a laterally extending nose 125 from which a depending clamping or attaching portion 126 extends, extending rearwardly and outwardly from the depending portion 126 is a handle clamp portion 127 by which the door check 120 is fixed to the door and removed therefrom, the handle clamp portion being bendable from its connection with the depending portion 126 and providing a rounded engaging face 128 for engagement with the door face. The lower end of the depending portion 126 is rolled upwardly as indicated at 129 to provide a rounded lower end face for facilitating the vertical engagement of the door check 120 with the forward face of the door.

Referring now to FIGS. to 23, there is shown a form of the invention indicated generally at 130, wherein a ball head 131 can be adjusted forwardly and rearwardly from an upstanding portion 132 from which a forward clamp portion 133 extends so that the adjustment of the ball head 131 can be made from a location in back of the door rather than having to make the adjustment by extending a hand forwardly to rotate the ball head as in the form of the invention shown in FIG. 9. The upright portion 133 has the usual spring clamp handle portion 134 that is similar to the portions 36, 53, 127 of the other forms of the invention already described.

This ball head 131 is provided upon an enlargement 136 from which there rearwardly extends a rack rod shank portion 137 that extends through an elongated opening 138 in the upright portion 132 so that its rack teeth 139 will be engaged by a downwardly bendable catch 141 whereby the ball head 131 will be held at any outwardly adjusted position and extent forwardly from the upright portion 132 depending upon the extent to which the door needs to be opened. This adjustment is made from back of the door by simply pressing down on the catch 141 and pulling or pushing on the shank 137 that extends rearwardly from the elongated opening 138 of the upright portion 132.

In order to steady the rod shank 137 and the ball head 131, right and left articulating linkages 142 and 143 are connected between a forwardly extending flange 144 and the enlarged head 136. Pivot pins 145 and 146 that connect the linkages 142 and 143 to the flange 144 and pivot pins 147 and 148 connect the linkages 142 and 143 to the head 136.

It will thus be seen that the ball head 131 can be worked in or out from the rear of the door check so as to vary without removing the door check from the door the extent to which the door is open, and thereby permit the door check to be kept at one location upon the door. The ball head 131 will engage with a grooved keeper, such as shown at 29 in the first form of the invention. Thus with this arrangement the door is held against outward as well as closing movement upon its hinge and is checked in this manner in two directions.

The various parts of these door checks according to all forms of the invention can be made out of plastic in order to render them inexpensive to manufacture and preferably such that can be readily molded or extruded out of plastic and wherein they will have soft engagement with the surfaces of the door and the door frame and eliminate thereby scratches upon the door and on the door frame.

In the form of the invention, particularly as shown in FIGS. 7, 8 and 9, the door check can be used as described with the first form of the invention either as it is shown in FIG. 7 to extend forwardly and have the engagement with the nose portion 51 or its sponge rubber head 56 or the door check 50 can be reversed upon the door so that the door will engage with the door jamb by its rounded portion 66 of the depending clamp handle 53. In this manner the door can be held open as it is extended along the door either close to the hinge or outwardly up to three inches at its outer edge and if it is desired to have the door open to a greater extent then the door check 50 will be applied so that the nose portion 51 extends forwardly and a greater opening beyond three inches can be effected depending upon the location of the door check relative to the hinge on the door.

What is claimed is:

1. A door check comprising a laterally extending nose portion, a clamp portion depending from the nose portion and engageable with one face of the door, a second clamp portion engageable with the first clamp portion below the laterally extending nose portion and adapted to engage with the opposite face of the door while effecting a clamping action between the two clamp portions, said second clamp portion being shaped to extend over the upper edge of the door and having a downwardly and outwardly inclined clamp handle portion for effecting the engagement of the door check and disengagement of the same upon and from the upper edge of the door.

2. A door check as defined in claim 1, and said first clamp portion being rounded at its lower end to facilitate the attachment and detachment of the door check with the edge of the door and said second clamp being extended laterally and outwardly over the upper edge face of the door for flush engagement therewith and having a reverse bend providing a curvature for line engagement with the opposite surface of the door and from which the clamp handledepends.

3. A door check as defined in claim 1, and said nose portion being rounded at its outer end and a crescent shaped resilient member adhered to the rounded end face of the forwardly extending nose portion.

4. A door check as defined in claim 2, and said first clamping portion having a slot at its lower end and a forwardly extending clamp member detachably connected to the slot in the lower end of the first clamp portion and adapted to engage with the inner side of a door frame to hold the door against outward displacement from the door frame with the door check in its adjusted position. I

5. A door check as defined in claim 1, and a laterally extending eccentric member pivotally connected to the forward end of the nose portion and adapted to engage the door frame, said eccentric member being adjustable to extend its long diameter for effecting wide separation of the door from the door frame and rotatably adjustable to align its small diameter axially with the nose portion to provide less spacing of the door from the door frame.

6. A door check as defined in claim 1, and a ball head extending outwardly from the outer end of the laterally extending nose portion, and a grooved keeper member adapted to universally receive the ball head of the nose portion.

7. A door check as defined in claim 6, and said ball head portion having a threaded shank and said nose portion having a threaded opening and said threaded shank of the ball head portion being adjustable in the threaded portion of the laterally extending nose portion.

8. A door check as defined in claim 7, and a head plate having a socket opening receiving the ball head, and compression springs surrounding the shank of the ball head and a washer engaging with the inner face of the engaging plate for retaining the plate biasingly upon the ball head against universal action, whereby said plate may be brought flush against a surface on the door frame. I

9. A door check as defined in claim 8, and said plate having Velcro like material on its forward surface and a cooperating Velcro like plate adapted for engagement upon the door frame so that upon engagement of the door check therewith the door will be held against displacement.

10. A door check as defined in claim 1, and said laterally extending nose portion having upper and lower opposing ball jaws and a keeper member in the form of a bead adapted for receiving said ball opposing jaws to hold the door check and the door against outward displacement from the door frame.

11. A door check as defined in claim 1, and said clamp portions having'respectively horizontally extending opposing rollers for engagement with the opposite surfaces of the door thereby to facilitate the attachment and removal of the door check from the upper edge of the door.

12. A door check as defined in claim 1, and said laterally extending nose portion being forwardly and rearwardly adjustable and including a rack rod extending rearwardly from the nose head and extending through the upright clamp portion, and means excessible from the rear face of the clamp portion and engageable with the rod to hold the nose portion and the rod in its adjusted position, said retaining means and said rod being accessible from the rear of the door check.

13. A door check as defined in claim 12, and said rod having rack teeth thereon, said means including a bendable member with a tooth thereon engageable with said rack teeth to hold the nose head and the rack against axial displacement.

14. A door check as defined in claim 13, and linkage devices lying on opposite sides of the nose head and pivotally connected on opposite sides of the rack to the forward face of the first clamp portion.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification292/262, 16/82, 16/DIG.400
International ClassificationE05C17/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S16/40, E05C17/00
European ClassificationE05C17/00