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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
049324000 WITH OPERATOR FOR MOVABLY MOUNTED CLOSURE 354
049475100 CLOSURE SEAL; E.G., STRIKER GASKET OR WEATHERSTRIP 197
049381000 WITH MEANS MOUNTING CLOSURE FOR SWINGING 180
049404000 WITH MEANS MOUNTING CLOSURE FOR RECIPROCATION 150
049070000 COMBINED 95
049501000 PANEL WITH CLOSURE FEATURE 85
049730100 CLOSURES INTERCONNECTED FOR CONCURRENT MOVEMENT 70
049506000 PROCESSES 66
049031000 CONDITION RESPONSIVE CONTROL 60
049149000 MOUNTED FOR OPTIONAL MOVEMENTS 54
049026000 SAFETY MEANS RESPONSIVE TO OBSTRUCTION TO CLOSURE 54
049208000 MOUNTED FOR MULTIDIRECTIONAL OR OBLIQUE MOVEMENT 46
049050000 WITH PROTECTIVE GRILLE OR SAFETY GUARD 45
049197000 UP-AND-OVER TYPE; E.G., MOVES FROM VERTICAL TO WITHDRAWN HORIZONTAL OVERHEAD POSITION 38
049460000 HANDLE OR PROTECTOR 31
049463000 REMOVABLE CLOSURE 29
049467000 THRESHOLD 24
049279000 OPERATOR INTERRELATED WITH CLOSURE LATCH RELEASE 21
049372000 STORED IN HOUSING 20
049013000 CLOSURE CONDITION SIGNAL OR INDICATOR 20
049504000 FRAME WITH CLOSURE FEATURE 18
049128000 COLLINEAR CLOSURES, ONE MOVES TO OFFSET POSITION 17
049049000 WITH TRAFFIC DIRECTOR OR CONTROLLER; E.G., ONE-WAY 14
049025000 RADIANT ENERGY CONTROL 11
049366000 BIPARTITE, CENTER OPENING 9
049042000 PLURAL WINGS RADIATE FROM COMMON PIVOT; I.E., REVOLVING 9
049061000 FACIALLY OPPOSED PRIMARY AND AUXILIARY CLOSURE FOR COMMON OPENING 9
049029000 TIME CONTROLLED 8
049009000 IMPACT ABSORBING FLEXIBLE BARRICADE 8
049380000 MOVABLE CLOSURE AND ITS SUPPORT TRANSFERABLE AS UNIT 7
049316000 OPERATOR FOR RETRACTABLE SEALING, GUIDING OR LOCKING STRIP 6
049141000 WITH SPECIFIED MEANS TO EFFECT EMERGENCY RELEASE TO CLOSURE 6
049001000 THERMAL RELEASER OR ACTUATOR 5
20110083368Mullion Assembly for Double Door - A mullion assembly (04-14-2011
20110088322CLOSURE ASSEMBLIES FOR FIRE DOORS, FIRE DOORS INCLUDING SUCH CLOSURE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS OF LOCKING FIRE DOORS - In one embodiment, a closure assembly for a fire door, including a first lead post having a longitudinal cavity located therein, an opening extending through a wall of the first lead post into the longitudinal cavity and a locking member may be positioned within the longitudinal cavity that is configured to obstruct the opening into the longitudinal cavity upon reaching a predetermined temperature, is disclosed. In additional embodiments, fire doors including such closure assemblies and methods of locking fire doors are disclosed.04-21-2011
20130174487LOCKLESS METAL FIREPROOF DOOR - A lockless metal fireproof door is pivotably mounted to an outer frame and includes two metal sheets, with a fireproof mechanism mounted in each metal sheet. A hinge is mounted to a bottom of the lockless metal fireproof door for automatically returning the lockless metal fireproof door, with a gap provided between each metal sheet and the outer frame. The lockless metal fireproof door can be moved to a position and retained in the position by the ground hinge. The lockless metal fireproof door is positioned by a weight thereof after the lockless metal fireproof door reaches the position. The lockless metal fireproof door expands in a lateral direction to tightly press against the outer frame if a side of the lockless metal fireproof door is subjected to heat.07-11-2013
20130086839Dual Torque Active Grille Shutter for Snow and Ice - An active grille shutter system comprising a controller, a sensor provides a freeze signal to the controller when a temperature is near or below freezing, and an electric motor that opens and closes a plurality of vanes. The motor receives a low current signal from the controller to operate the system at a first torque level and receives a high current signal to operate the system at a second torque level when the controller receives the freeze signal. A precipitation signal from the windshield wiper system of the vehicle is provided to the controller to provide an indication that there is precipitation present in the vehicle environment. The controller may provide the high current signal to the motor only when the freeze signal and the precipitation signal are provided to the controller. A method is also provided for operating the system.04-11-2013
20100313476PERISCOPING VANES FOR SMART WINDOWS - Methods and devices are provided for selectively allowing light to pass through a substantially transparent substrate or blocking the light, at least to some degree. Some embodiments provide a plurality of reflective vanes that can be positioned in at least two positions. According to some such implementations, when the vanes are in an open position, incident light is allowed to pass through the window. The light may reflect from two or more vanes before passing through the window. When a sufficient voltage is applied between vane electrodes and other electrodes, the vanes are pulled down, reflecting back at least some of the incident light. The voltage may be controlled according to detected temperature, ambient light intensity, etc.12-16-2010
049142000 PLURAL CLOSURES, EACH WITH INDEPENDENT DIVERSE MOVEMENT 5
20130074410AIRFLOW BAFFLE SYSTEM FOR ARTICULATING HOOD WITH MULTIPLE HINGE LOCATIONS - The present disclosure concerns an airflow baffle system and sealing system which effectively seals an articulating hood, such as for a wheel loader, for more efficient routing of cooling air and exhaust air. The articulating hood may have multiple hinges connecting the hood to the motor vehicle. For example, a rear hinge or set of hinges may allow upward and rearward rotation of the entire hood, while a second set of hinges atop the hood may allow for upward and forward rotation of only a portion of the hood when quicker access to only a portion of the engine compartment is required.03-28-2013
20080271379Motor Vehicle Door with a Side Window Pane - A motor vehicle door with a side window includes a window winder associated with the side window to lower the side window in the door body. The side window is of split design and a separate window winder is associated with each window part that is configured to completely lower the window part in the door body.11-06-2008
20110203179Safety door and doorframe assembly - Disclosed is a door assembly comprising a custom-built doorframe housing a main door which carries an integrally mounted, rectangularly-shaped leaf door. The trailing edge of the main door rotates about a vertical axis which is parallel to, and proximate the inner rear surface of the doorframe. The leaf door is rotatably attached, by a spring mechanism, to a cutout excised from the leading edge of the main door. As the main door rotates about its vertical axis, the leaf door is restrained, by tension of the spring mechanism, from closing with full force upon human fingers or any other object that may be proximate the door jamb, or inner doorframe area. The pivoting, or trailing edge of the main door may be abutted against elastomeric material affixed to the inner rear surface of the doorframe, thereby preventing the insertion of fingers into what otherwise would be a hazardous gap.08-25-2011
20100242366Sliding Pivotable Door - A sliding pivotable door as well as a method for operating a sliding pivotable door with at least one door leaf arrangement, which is accommodated to be pivotable about an associated pivot axis. The door leaf arrangement has a first door leaf, which is pivotable about the pivot axis, and at least one second door leaf is provided, which is linearly guided at the first door leaf and, together with the first door leaf, is pivotable about the pivot axis.09-30-2010
20110131882STRUCTURE FOR OPENING GRIP COVER OF TOY GUN - A structure for opening a grip cover of a toy gun includes a bottom cover assembly and a rear cover assembly. The bottom cover assembly has a bottom cover covering a bottom surface of the grip and a pivot penetrating the grip and the bottom cover. One end of the bottom cover adjacent to the pivot is formed with a first hook. The rear cover assembly has a rear cover covering a rear surface of the grip. The rear cover has a protrusion connected to the grip. One end of the rear cover away from the protrusion is formed with a second hook to be engaged with the first hook. With this structure, the first hook is separated from the second hook when the bottom cover rotates downwards, thereby driving the rear cover to open rearwards by using the protrusion as a center of rotation. In this way, by only opening the bottom cover, the user can open the rear cover assembly simultaneously, thereby exchanging a pressurized gas cylinder in the grip more rapidly. Further, the problem that members may get lost or suffer damage can be prevented.06-09-2011
049365000 CLOSURE MOUNT OR STOP ON INDEPENDENT MOVABLE OR REMOVABLE CENTER POST 4
20100107503ASTRAGAL WITH EXPANDABLE BOOT - A system may selectively block an area at an end of an astragal. The system may include an expandable boot and an actuator. The expandable boot may be positioned at the end of the astragal, and the expandable boot may be movable between a compacted shape and an expanded shape. The actuator may be operable to move the expandable boot between the compacted shape and the expanded shape.05-06-2010
20110126468Mullion Assembly for Double Door - A mullion assembly (06-02-2011
20120110913Aluminum Door Keyed Removable Mullion - An aluminum door removable mullion positioned between a door frame and a base plate. The mullion is secured between a top mount latch plate and the mullion tube encases the base plate. The mullion being comprised of a double fin door tube serves as an obstruction against the outdoor elements by providing a barrier all around the door. The mullion further contains a locking mechanism housed within its cavity to allow authorized removal of the mullion.05-10-2012
20110162281ASTRAGAL ASSEMBLY FOR USE ON EXTERIOR DOORS - A double door assembly having an active door and a passive door includes an astragal that is formed of a composite of aluminum and wood. The astragal is formed of an aluminum rail with a U-shaped cross section that receives a wooden insert. The astragal is mounted to a passive door such that the U-shaped cross section opens to the active door and the wooden insert presents a mounting surface for hardware.07-07-2011
049322000 WITH SAFETY BRAKE OR CATCH 4
20080256867Window regulator having an attitude adjustment mechanism - A window regulator includes at least one rail and at least one movable carriage for attachment to a movable window, each movable carriage movably attached to a respective rail for movement along the rail. A driving mechanism is attached to the movable carriage for moving the movable carriage along the rail in a regulated manner. An adjustable stop is attached to the rail, the adjustable stop positioned to engage a portion of the respective movable carriage/window assembly attached to that rail, to prevent further movement of the movable carriage/window assembly in one direction.10-23-2008
20100005723CONTROL SYSTEM AND TEST RELEASE DEVICE FOR AN OVERHEAD DOOR - An overhead door control system includes an input shaft drivably connected to an overhead door axle and a load brake shaft drivably connected to the input shaft. The control system includes a load brake which releases the load brake shaft in response to rotation of the input shaft. The load brake engages the load brake shaft in response to the rotation of the input shaft being driven to zero.01-14-2010
20120186158DOOR DRIVE DEVICE HAVING TRACTION MEANS MONITORING AND DOOR PROVIDED THEREWITH - The invention relates to a door drive device (07-26-2012
20120279131SAFETY DEVICE FOR A MOVABLE BARRIER - A safety device is provided for an upward acting door supported by a support cable, the door being movable along a pair of parallel tracks between an open position and a closed position. The safety device includes a brake pad mechanism disposed within at least one of the parallel tracks and coupleable to the door, the brake pad mechanism operable between a released position, to enable movement of the door as the door is positioned between the open and closed positions, and a braking position, to resist movement of the door. The support cable is coupled to the release mechanism such that in the event of a loss of tension of the support cable, the release mechanism actuates from the released position to the braking position to resist movement of the door.11-08-2012
049032000 INITIAL MANUAL DISPLACEMENT ENERGIZES MOTOR DRIVE; E.G., TOUCH PLATE INITIATOR 4
20080256862Device for Opening and/or Closing a Door - The invention relates to a device for opening and/or closing a door comprising an electric motor and other electrical, mechanical, and/or hydraulic driving elements as well as a support (10-23-2008
20100263280Pneumatic Door Assist System with Lock10-21-2010
20100037523ADJUSTMENT DEVICE FOR A MOVABLE BODY PART OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING THE MOVABLE BODY PART - An adjustment device and a corresponding method for a movable body part of a vehicle, has an actuator for adjusting the movable body part and has a control device for activating the actuator in an operating state. The control device switches from the operating state to an idle state if no adjustment of the movable body part occurs within a defined period of time. A manual adjustment of the movable body part switches the control device back to the operating state from the idle state.02-18-2010
20110107671SYSTEM AND OPERATOR FOR DOOR - A system for moving a door between open and closed positions to selectively allow access to an enclosed space. The system comprising a door, the door being slidably movable between a first closed position and a second open position, the door being operative to close an opening to an enclosed space, an actuator operative to initiate movement of the door from its first closed position toward its second open position, and a control unit, the control unit including a motor, the control unit being responsive to initial movement of the door and being operative to actuate the motor, the motor being selectively operative to slidingly move the door toward the open position in response to the initial door movement after the door has initially moved from its closed position05-12-2011
049041000 ARCUATE CLOSURE ROTATES ACROSS ARCUATE OPENING 4
20080256863Enclosure, Especially Spa Enclosure - Subject of the invention is the enclosure, especially for SPA, having the shape of semispherical bowl, beneficially containing the sliding door. The enclosure, especially for SPA, according to invention, is characterized in that it contains several spherical segments (A), each of them created by frame (10-23-2008
20090260290Closure For An Equipment Sub - A closure is shown for an equipment sub. A closure door is carried by a sub body and movable thereto between open and closed positions for providing access to a pressure vessel. Various improvements are disclosed including a new mechanism for positioning wedge shaped arcuate segments between the door and the sub body, a retainer mechanism for guiding movement of cross bars, a split hinge adjustment mechanism for adjusting planarity and concentricity between the closure door and the sub body, an increased annular wall body thickness region surrounding the sealing surface for reducing warpage during welding, a pressure lock rod member which also engages a combination of cross bars and a crank for driving the cross bars, and a pry bar that can facilitate better manually operated leveraging of the closure door.10-22-2009
20090145030Loading station - The present invention relates to a loading station comprising a loading region which is accessible from a loading side and from a machine side and comprising two door elements movable along a guide from a machine position in which they release the machine side and close the loading side into a loading position in which they release the loading side and close the machine side, wherein the door elements overlap at least partially in the loading position and/or in the machine position so that, on an opening procedure of the machine side and/or of the loading side, the machine side and/or the loading side only starts to open when the respective other side has closed at least partially.06-11-2009
20130152473SLIDING DOOR - A sliding door that includes a shield plate which has an inner surface curved along an inner side of a predetermined arc and an outer surface curved along an outer side of the arc, and a guide portion which is provided at a side of the shield plate and slidably supports the shield plate. The sliding door comprises a receiving portion, when the sliding doors are disposed to be layered by facing the inner surface and the outer surface of each of the shield plates, which allows the other sliding door located above to be received and supported.06-20-2013
049139000 OPTIONALLY MOVED, MANUALLY, OR BY MOTOR 4
20120240470 ELECTRONICALLY POWERED DOOR WITH A MANUAL OVERRIDE MECHANISM - Embodiments of electric motor driven door or barrier opener with a manually operable drive for use in the event of a power failure are provided. The operator comprises a gear box drive connectable with an electric motor of said operator, said gear box comprising an output for drive coupling with said door to effect opening and closing of said door by said motor and a shaft that drive rotates when said motor rotates. The shaft carries a free wheeling manually rotatable drive wheel as said manually operable drive and useable in the event of power failure to effect manual drive rotation movement of said shaft to open and close the door via said gearbox. The manually rotatable drive wheel comprises at least one drive coupler mounted to move in a generally radially extending direction relative to a central longitudinal axis of said shaft so that manual rotation of said drive wheel in the event of a power failure will effect a movement of the at least one drive coupler in the generally radially extending direction to effect a drive coupling between said drive wheel and said shaft to input drive to said shaft to permit manual opening and or closing of said door.09-27-2012
20130074409DOOR MACHINE HAVING CHAIN DISK LOCKING MECHANISM - A door machine having an electric motor and a chain disk locking mechanism. The chain disk locking mechanism includes a chain disk, an engaging rotary block, a stationary shaft and a plurality of moving pins. When the chain disk is pulled to rotate, the fixed pins of the chain disk press the moving pins so as to push the engaging rotary block to rotate with the stationary shaft together. When the stationary shaft is pulled to rotate, the engaging rotary block prohibits the moving pins from rotation. When the chain disk is pulled manually, the rolling door can be rolled upward or downward; when cease pulling the chain disk, braking is immediately effected so as to prevent the rolling door from moving upward or downward. Hence, the clutch mechanism can be omitted for cost saving and the structure of the mechanism can be simplified.03-28-2013
20080209811Door Drive Mechanism, Especially Revolving Door Drive Mechanism - A door operator includes a housing; a hydraulic compartment; a pressure compartment; a drive unit disposed in the housing and coupleable to a door via an output shaft, the drive unit being associated with the hydraulic compartment; a hydraulic pump in hydraulic connection with the hydraulic compartment and the pressure compartment; a motor in driving relationship with the hydraulic pump; and a spring force accumulator disposed in the housing. The spring force accumulator is associated with the pressure compartment and coupled to the drive unit.09-04-2008
20090000198Mechanical Arm System for Opening a Door - A mechanical arm system for opening a door includes an actuator assembly having an output shaft and an arm driven by the output shaft so as to move the door from a closed position toward an open position. The arm is free from contact with the door when the door moves from the open position to the closed position. The actuator assembly is mounted to a support member adjacent the door. The arm extends between the output shaft and the door. The arm may be moveable between a position in which the arm contacts the door in the open position and a retracted position in which the arm is free from contact with the door in the closed position. The arm may be moved to the retracted position before the door reaches the open position so as to abort the opening of the door.01-01-2009
049303000 CLOSURE MOVEMENT ACTUATED RETRACTABLE SEALING, GUIDING OR LOCKING STRIP 3
20110203180SKIRT FOR SLIDE-GLIDE DOOR - A solid skirt seal mounted to the bottom edge of a slide-glide door panel hinged to rotate about an axis generally parallel to the bottom edge of the door panel, a spring biasing the hinged skirt seal to rotate the lower edge of the skirt seal in a downward direction, and a flexible cover extending between the lower edge of the skirt seal and the lower edge of the door panel.08-25-2011
20100077665DRIVING AND DRIVEN SEALING SYSTEMS FOR SINGLE-HUNG DOOR/WINDOW - A combination sealing system includes a driving sealing system, a driven sealing system, and a drive system. The driving sealing system includes a tongue attached to and extending away from a sash of a first panel, and a receiver attached to and within a frame. The driven sealing system includes a rotational member connected to a meeting rail of a second panel, and a first catch connected to a meeting rail of the first panel. The drive system is attached to the receiver and the rotational member. The first catch is configured to engage the rotational member. The receiver is configured to receive the tongue. The first panel is movable between an open position and a completely closed position. Prior to the first panel being in the completely closed position, the drive system transfer motion within the drive sealing system to the driven sealing system.04-01-2010
20100088962DOOR SAFETY SHIELD - A door safety shield generally includes a door edge attachment portion, a bridge portion, and a door jamb attachment portion. The door edge attachment portion includes a cornering portion which serves to resist detaching forces on the shield at the door edge caused by forces applied to the shield or opening and closing of the door. The bridge portion includes a tambour panel which moves in a rolling fashion, away from the door's hinge, at least when an external force is applied to the shield. The configuration of the tambour panel serves to prevent injuries between the door and the door jamb, and also serves to resist detaching forces on the shield at the door jamb.04-15-2010
049507000 MISCELLANEOUS 3
20090064596Opening-and-closing device and robot device - When the opening-and-closing unit is pushed toward the base unit as if making them close such that the facing surfaces of the rotational body pinching units cover the outer surfaces of the rotational body to attach the opening-and-closing unit to the rotational body, the shaft end sections and the angle reference sections fit in the shaft supporting sections and the angle adjustment sections respectively, and thereby hold the rotational body so as to align the rotational range with the opening-and-closing range.03-12-2009
20090260296CARVED SOLID FACE DOORS HAVING A RAISED PANEL DESIGN AND METHODS OF FABRICATION - Carved solid face doors having a raised panel design and methods of manufacture thereof are provided herein. In some embodiments, a carved, solid face door may include a solid base having a face and an opposing rear surface, wherein the face has a raised panel design carved into at least one section of the face, the raised panel design framed by flat portions carved into the face; and one or more overlays attached to the flat portions of the face and framing the raised panel to emulate the appearance of a floating raised panel construction.10-22-2009
20100031581Door for washing machine - A door for a washing machine is disclosed. A door for a washing machine includes an inner frame having an opening with a predetermined size, an outer frame provided at a front surface of the inner frame, having an opening in communication with the opening of the inner frame, a glass member fitted between the inner and outer frames, covering the openings of the inner and outer frames, a decorative member provided at a front surface of the outer frame, having an opening in communication with the openings, and a front cover fitted between the decorative member and the outer frame, covering the openings of the inner and outer frames and the decorative member, the front cover having a positioning portion determining a position of the front cover coupled to the outer frame.02-11-2010
049137000 UNITARY OR INTERRELATED FLUID OPERATOR AND CLOSURE CHECK 3
20090094897LIFTGATE HYDRAULIC CLOSURE CYLINDER - A liftgate system may include a closer cylinder assembly for use in opening and closing a deck. The closer cylinder assembly may have a hydraulic fluid portion on one side of a piston and an air (or other gas) portion on the other side of the piston. The deck is closed using hydraulic pressure in the hydraulic fluid portion to move the piston in one direction. The deck is assisted in opening using gas pressure in the gas portion to move the piston in another direction.04-16-2009
20090205256Pneumatic car trunk opener - A pneumatic car trunk opener has an electric compressor, an air tank, a regulator, three way solenoids to control air flow, and a pneumatic piston. The pneumatic piston is fed air via a hose from an air exit porthole and when the piston is retracted, it pulls on an attachment bracket which opens a lid and when it is protracted, it pushes on the attachment bracket which closes the lid.08-20-2009
20110120017VARIABLE SEAL PRESSURE SLIT VALVE DOORS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT - Techniques for a door system for sealing an opening between two chambers in a semiconductor processing system are described. A sealing member seals the opening when a door is in a closed position. To selectively open and close the opening, an actuator moves the door. A valve actuator switch provides a first or second pressure to the actuator depending on the pressure inside a first chamber. In one embodiment, a sensor monitors the pressure inside the first chamber.05-26-2011
049125000 MOUNTED FOR MOVEMENT TO FACIALLY STACKED POSITION 3
20090113799Mobile Partition - Mobile partitioning wall with several wall elements displaceably suspended in running rails. The mobile partitioning wall have structural units that are technically simple to manufacture and to mount and are structured to be universally usable and can be easily and variably disposed at the edge sides of individual wall elements. The wall elements have mounting elements that are horizontally and/or vertically disposed at the edge sides. Modular structural units are laterally insertable into the mounting elements.05-07-2009
20090272038MULTIPANEL SLIDING DOOR - The multipanel sliding door comprises at least two panels which are supported for travel in substantially parallel planes along runners, and is characterised in that a rack and wheelwork arrangement is provided for the movement of the door panels.11-05-2009
20100192466Sliding Door Interlocking System - A pair of interlocking bi-parting sliding doors includes a first sliding door and a second sliding door, wherein the first sliding door has a first meeting stile that includes a first side portion for maintaining a door glass panel and a first mating side portion for engaging the second sliding door, wherein the first mating side portion includes a plurality of recessed zones, and wherein the second sliding door has a second meeting stile that includes a second side portion for maintaining a door glass panel and a second mating side portion for engaging the first mating side portion of the first sliding door, wherein the second mating side portion includes a plurality of extensions, wherein when the first sliding door and the second sliding door are in a closed position, the plurality of extensions interlock with the plurality of recessed zones.08-05-2010
049148000 DISPARATE SUPPORT FOR DISPLACED CLOSURE 2
20090249695DAMP RAIL ASSEMBLY FOR GARAGE DOOR OPENING SYSTEMS - A damp rail assembly for a garage door opening system is provided. The rail assembly includes a beam member configured for mounting to a support structure, and for slidably supporting a trolley member. A viscoelastic laminate structure is attached to the beam member to absorb and attenuate vibration and structure-borne noise directly therefrom. The viscoelastic laminate structure includes a constraining layer and a viscoelastic layer spanning substantially the entirety of the constraining layer and bonded thereto. The viscoelastic laminate structure may include a plurality of planar viscoelastic laminate structures each having an adhesive layer spanning substantially the entirety of a respective viscoelastic layer such that each of the planar viscoelastic laminate structures may be individually adhered at different predetermined locations along the beam member. Alternatively, the viscoelastic laminate structure and beam member may be preformed as a single, unitary structure.10-08-2009
20090217592Automobile Door Checker - An automobile door checker includes a case secured to a door, a check plate that runs movably through the case and is pivotably supported on a body, a detent member fitted into and retained by the case and working in cooperation with a detent face of the check plate, and a resilient member that is made of a resilient material and is provided in a compressed state in a housing chamber defined between an outer end face of the detent member and an inner end face of the case, wherein the resilient member is formed so that it substantially fills the housing chamber, the resilient member is provided with a hole portion that allows resilient deformation of the resilient member, the hole portion being sealed by the outer end face and the inner end face, and a half of the resilient member on the outer end face side and a half on the inner end face side are symmetrical. In this way, even if some rainwater that has infiltrated into the housing chamber of the case housing the resilient member freezes, it is possible to prevent the resilient deformation characteristics of the resilient member from changing, and it is also possible to avoid misassembly of the resilient member.09-03-2009
049037000 CONVERTIBLE 2
20120324792SAFETY GATE - A safety gate, in particular for children or pets, is provided that includes a frame which can be stationarily positioned, the frame having a lower base and two side parts protruding upwards from the base, a door member being hinged to the frame, the door member being swivable about a pivot axis, and a lock, the door member and the frame being realeasably interconnectable with each other by means of the lock, wherein the lock comprises an actuation member for an at least partial releasing of the lock, wherein the actuation member is arranged stationarily at one of the side parts of the frame.12-27-2012
20080196309Door That Converts Into A Staircase For Accessing A Machine Tool And Machine Tool Equipped With Such A Door - A door to a machine tool positioned at the front of the machine tool on the workstation side. The door is equipped with steps along an entire length thereof to provide access to the workstation of the machine tool when in a folded-down position.08-21-2008
049040000 CONVEX OR CONCAVE CLOSURE AND OPENING 2
20090313899Air passage open/close device - An air passage open/close device includes a casing having an air passage, and a sliding door having a board member slidably located in the casing so as to open or close the air passage. The casing has a guide groove for guiding a movement of the board member. The guide groove has an upstream wall extending in a moving direction of the board member at an upstream side of the board member in an air flow direction, and a downstream wall opposing to the upstream wall at a downstream side of the board member in the air flow direction. The board member is configured to be elastically deformed when the board member is arranged in the casing.12-24-2009
20130180176AIRFRAME OF AIRCRAFT, PANEL ASSEMBLY FOR AIRCRAFT - The present invention prevents misassembly of access doors while reducing stress concentrations. A hole-side convex portion 07-18-2013
049472000 COMBINED SEAL, STOP AND STIFFENER; I.E., CLEAT 2
20110225892Pet Door Pest and Debris Barrier - A barrier device preventing access of pests such as mosquitoes, flies, and other small animals as well as debris between a panel pet door and a screen door by providing a seal between the panel pet door and the screen door. The barrier material may have ribs for the purpose of added stiffening or as a guide for adjusting the reach of the barrier. A stopping device may be used to ensure the screen door is closed to a location where good contact is made with the barrier device.09-22-2011
20080202033Fenestration Assembly - A fenestration assembly which includes; an exterior panel section configured to receive and locate an exterior panel, an interior panel section configured to receive an interior panel, wherein the interior panel section includes at least one linkage system configured to connect to an interior panel to be received by the interior panel section, this linkage system being configured to cover at least a portion of a track formed within said interior panel section. The fenestration assembly may in other instances include an interior panel section where a portion of this interior panel section is associated with a cladding material and where a portion of the interior surface of an exterior panel received by the exterior panel section is covered by cladding material associated with the interior panel section.08-28-2008
049010000 FLOOD ACTUATED 1
20130061522Flood Protection Device - The flood protection device is a door, patio door, window, french window, garage door or similar solution for closing apertures in buildings offering flood protection up to a predetermined height that includes a number of conduits which may be installed within a wall, a window, door or any other barrier in the outer perimeter of a building and conduits that extend through the barrier to allow water to enter into the building above the pre-determined height. The conduits are sited at a height at or below the height at which the force exerted upon the barrier by external water is equal to the maximum force which the barrier can withstand without undergoing failure. The flood protection device may be fitted with a visual and audible internal indicator and locking or disabling mechanism to prevent the device being opened in the presence of flood water.03-14-2013
049034000 DISTORTABLE; E.G., FLEXIBLE STRAND-TYPE BARRICADE 1
20110162280PORTABLE COLLAPSIBLE BARRIER - A portable, extensible, and standalone security delimiter, comprising a multiplicity of portable towers with a multiplicity of links pivotally interconnected, forming a lattice structure that couple the multiplicity of portable towers with one another to enable the security delimiter expand out from a compact collapsed state to a selectably expanded operational state along a reciprocating span axis. The security delimiter further includes a latch mechanism that locks the security delimiter in the selectably expanded operational state at a desired longitudinal span, along the reciprocating span axis.07-07-2011
049262000 VEHICLE ACTUATED ROLLER OR CARRIAGE OR CARRIED COOPERANT 1
20110126466DOOR OPENING AND CLOSING APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - A door opening and closing apparatus for a vehicle includes a support member adapted to be fixed at a door for the vehicle and including first and second door support wall portions, an arm member including first and second arm support wall portions positioned to overlap relative to the first and second door support wall portions respectively in the vertical direction, the arm member being rotatably connected to the support member by a hinge pin, a roller support wall portion formed at the first arm support wall portion and extending upwardly, a roller rotatably connected to the roller support wall portion, a cable, a drive member opening and closing the door by reeling in or out the cable, and a pulley mechanism provided at a lower side of the first arm support wall portion and guiding an arrangement of the cable.06-02-2011
049371000 SWINGING CLOSURES CLOSING SINGLE OPENING 1
20110083372COVER-TYPE APPARATUS WITH SIMPLIFIED INTERLOCKING STRUCTURE - A cover-type apparatus with a simplified locking structure includes a first body, a second body and an interlocking mechanism for fastening the second body and the first body together. The interlocking mechanism includes a hook disposed on the first body, and an elastic member disposed on the second body and being engageable with the hook. The elastic member deforms elastically in response to a force exerted thereon by the hook.04-14-2011
049138000 WITH MEANS TO VARY OPENING SPAN OR SPEED DURING MOVEMENT 1
20120090242METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ACTUATOR FOR MANOEUVRING A WINDABLE MOBILE ELEMENT OF A HOME AUTOMATION APPLIANCE AND ACTUATOR OPERATING ACCORDING TO THIS METHOD - Method for operating an actuator for manoeuvring a windable mobile element of a home automation appliance, the mobile element being able to be displaced between two extreme positions, the method comprising a first step for definition of a first angular speed setpoint of the actuator in a first docking area and a second step for definition of a second angular speed setpoint of the actuator in a second docking area, the first and second angular speed setpoints being different.04-19-2012
049015000 JAIL-TYPE CLOSURE WITH REMOTE CONTROL STATION 1
20120060419LOCKING CONFINEMENT DOOR MOVEMENT - A locking prison door movement for mounting above a prison door adjacent a prison cell for transporting and locking the prison door includes a support frame and a movable carriage mounted to the support frame for reciprocating motion relative to the support frame. A drop bar extends downwardly toward the floor of the prison and is movable between a raised unlocked position and a lowered lock position in which a lower portion of the drop bar is secured adjacent the floor of the prison. An upper lock bar is movable between a first locked position securing the movable carriage in place and a second unlocked position allowing motion of the movable carriage. A cam mechanism is provided for moving the upper lock bar and the drop bar between their locked and unlocked and is operated by the reciprocating motion of the movable carriage such that the reciprocating motion of the movable carriage causes the locking and unlocking of the drop bar and the upper lock bar. The cam bar is coupled to the movable carriage in such a way that for a portion of the motion of the cam bar the cam bar and the movable carriage move together, and for some other portion of the motion of the cam bar, the cam bar continues its motion while the movable carriage remains stationary, and wherein motion of the cam bar while the movable carriage is stationary causes the locking and unlocking of the one or more locks. The upper lock bar is not visible or accessible to a prisoner, but instead is concealed within the cabinet.03-15-2012
049276000 STARTER-TYPE OPERATOR; E.G., SEAL BREAKER 1
20100257786Striker Assembly - A striker assembly includes a plate configured for attachment to a vehicle and a striker attached to the plate. The striker is configured for securing a latch assembly of the vehicle in a first position. The striker assembly also includes a first resilient member configured for contacting the latch assembly in the first position and a second resilient member configured for cooperating with the first resilient member to move the latch assembly to a second position.10-14-2010
049021000 RESPONSIVE TO OR DIRECTLY ACTUATED BY AMBIENT FLUID 1
20090139141Automatic door opener - An automatic door opener is attachable to at least one manual door and an automatic door. The automatic door has a closed position and an open position. The automatic door opener includes an opening actuator, a pressure reservoir and a door activator. The opening actuator is operably connected to the automatic door. The pressure reservoir system is operably connected to the opening actuator, operably connected to the manual door, and operably connected to the automatic door. Movement of the manual door adds pressure to the pressure storage reservoir system. The door activator has an at rest position and an open position whereby pressure from the pressure reservoir system is released to the opening actuator moving the automatic door from a closed position to an open position responsive to movement of the door activator form the at rest position to the open position.06-04-2009
049263000 TREADLE OR IMPACT INITIATED OPERATOR 1
20120055093MECHANISM FOR OPENING AND CLOSING BARRIER - An automatic gate opening device is claimed comprising: a gate drive axis (03-08-2012
049379000 LATCH RELEASE OF MOVEMENT-STORED ENERGY 1
20090113804Barrier Release Mechanism - A barrier release mechanism (05-07-2009
049033000 CLOSURE SHIFTABLE TO PIT OR OBSTACLE BRIDGING POSITION 1
20100251617OPEN/CLOSE DEVICE FOR PIT COVER - A pit cover open/close device including a closing limiting stopper for a pit cover which is disposed in a position corresponding to a top of a roller of a chassis dynamometer, guides disposed on a stationary side of the pit in an opposed relation to both side faces of the roller of the chassis dynamometer and extending along a circumferential direction of the roller of the chassis dynamometer, a two-part split pit cover supported by the guides and including two pit cover parts into which the pit cover is split from a portion thereof corresponding to the position of the stopper, the two pit cover parts being movable in an opening direction and a closing direction, respectively, and a cylinder including a movable rod that is connected to one of the two pit cover parts and a body that is connected to the other of the two pit cover parts, the cylinder being driven to allow the two pit cover parts to move along the guides in the opening direction and the closing direction.10-07-2010
049024000 WITH MASTER CONTROL FOR INDIVIDUALLY CONTROLLED CLOSURES 1
20130133262AUTOMATION SYSTEM - A home automation system is described formed by multiple components and a control unit bidirectionally network-connected between each other and adapted to coordinate and/or supervise for safety the maneuver of a movable barrier such as sliding or hinged gates, doors or garage doors, awnings, blinds, curtains or blinds in general, characterized by the fact that the network that connects all the components to the control unit is wireless.05-30-2013
049058000 WITH ANIMAL BLOCKER REPELLER OR CHASER 1
20110277386Tri-vent awning window - A tri-vent awning window for absorbing sunlight heat in warm weather that otherwise would flow uncontrolled therethrough and discharging the sunlight heat to the atmosphere while permitting relatively unobstructed vision therethrough and passing the sunlight heat in cold weather therethrough for thermal warming. The tri-vent awning window includes a frame, an inner pane, an outer pane, and a heat sink. The inner pane is replaceably mounted to the frame so as to form a first vent. The outer pane is pivotally mounted to the frame so as to form a second vent, and is spaced from the inner pane so as to form a space therebetween. The heat sink is removably mounted to the frame, in the space, and when removed, creates a passive solar application. The inner pane has an in-place position and the outer pane has an open position during which in the warm weather the sunlight heat hits the heat sink and passes therethrough and rises by convection. The inner pane has a removed position and the outer pane has a closed position during which in the cold weather the interior sunlight heat is circulated from the space.11-17-2011

Patent applications in all subclasses Movable or removable closures