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20130025205CONFINED SPACE CONTROL COVER - A confined space control cover that covers a man-way to a confined space area that includes a polyester base cover and an attachment perimeter orifice that covers the man-way, a heavy nylon strapping with two ends that is utilized to secure the confined space control cover over the man-way and a plurality of steel eyelets that are disposed on both ends of the strapping. A lock is placed through the eyelets on both ends to secure the control cover to the man-way. The control cover also includes a warning sign disposed on the front of the base cover to prevent persons from entering the confined space area and a maintenance tag that is attached to the strapping or cable and lock to indicate maintenance activity performed near or within the confined space area or man-way.01-31-2013
20130025204DEVICE CONFIGURED FOR HANGING, SUPPORTING, AND GRIPPING - The present invention is to provide a device configured for hanging, supporting and gripping, which includes a supporting element and a cover. The supporting element is a strip-like plate made of a flexible material and provided with at least two fasteners on one side proximate to the ends thereof and each including a stem and a fastener cap, wherein the stem is connected to the plate at one end and is connected to the fastener cap at the other end. The cover is formed with an assembly hole and a track groove in communication with the assembly hole, wherein the assembly hole is sized and shaped to allow passage of each fastener cap, and the track groove is not sized and shaped to allow passage of the fastener caps, thereby the supporting element can be fastened to the cover through the fasteners for hanging, supporting and gripping the cover accordingly.01-31-2013
20100115844HINGE PIN MOUNTED DOOR SWITCH - A method for detecting a position of a door includes providing a switch having a body with two electrical contacts and a through-channel. Two lever arms extend from the body. Each of the arms is attached to a respective one of the electrical contacts. The arms have a first position relative to each other wherein the contacts are electrically connected to each other, and a second position relative to each other wherein the contacts are electrically disconnected from each other. A hinge pin is inserted through the through-channel of the switch and is also inserted into a door hinge. The arms are biased against a doorjamb and the door, respectively. It is monitored whether the contacts are electrically connected to each other.05-13-2010
20090158667SHUTTER MECHANISM - A shutter mechanism is provided in a supply port through which powder is supplied to a second device from a first device. The shutter mechanism includes a shutter that opens and closes the supply port in conjunction with attaching and detaching operation of the second device with respect to the first device and a guide groove that is provided in a recess manner so as not to be exposed from the supply port as viewed from the second device and guides the opening and closing operation of the shutter. A space is formed between the guide groove and an end portion of the supply port making contact with the shutter when the shutter closes the supply port.06-25-2009
20090307977DRIVER FOR A WINDOW-RAISING DEVICE - The invention relates to a window lift system of a vehicle door with a first component, wherein the first component is designed for the fixation at a window, wherein the first component can be inserted with the window into a first position in the vehicle door, and with a second component, wherein the second component can be attached to the vehicle door in a detachable manner, wherein the second component is movable from the second position to the first position, and wherein the first component can be connected with the second component in the first position. In other aspects, the invention relates to a method for mounting of the lifter, a first component, and a second component. The invention further relates to a tool for mounting of the lifter.12-17-2009
20130055640Gate Arm Saver - A gate arm saver is provided. The gate arm saver includes a cam and cam follower arrangement. A biasing element biases the cam follower into engagement with a detent formed in the cam upon rotation of the cam from a rest position due a loading placed upon a gate arm extending from the gate arm saver.03-07-2013
20090272036DOOR STORAGE DEVICE - The present invention is directed to a door storage device. The door storage device 11-05-2009
20090031633AUTOMATIC DOOR SYSTEM - [Subject] Whether interruption is present in the connections of automatic door constituting units is detected.02-05-2009
20110010996VEHICLE DOOR STRUCTURE - A vehicle door structure includes a door body, a window panel, and a washer hose. The door body is attached to a door opening of a vehicle such that the door body can be opened and closed. The window panel is attached to an outer surface of the door body such that a window opening of the door body is covered. The window panel includes an opaque portion that does not allow viewing therethrough at a peripheral region of the window panel. Through the washer hose, washer fluid is supplied. The washer hose is disposed between the outer surface of the door body and the opaque portion.01-20-2011
20110010995MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR FRAME GARNISH - A mounting structure for mounting a frame garnish on a door window frame of a vehicle is disclosed. The door window frame includes a vertical portion extending in a generally vertical direction so as to overlap a center pillar of the vehicle. The door window frame is formed to surround a door window glass of the vehicle. The vertical portion includes a hooking hole formed in an upper part of the vertical portion and an insertion hole formed in a lower part of the vertical portion. The frame garnish includes a main portion, a hooking portion, and an insertion portion. The insertion portion is inserted into the insertion hole in the vertically downward direction, and the hooking portion is inserted into and hooked to the hooking hole.01-20-2011
20120233923PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM - A personal safety system with a security entrance (09-20-2012
20110296761HINGE ASSEMBLY - A hinge is provided. In at least one embodiment, the hinge includes: a first hinge leaf; a second hinge leaf interleaved with the first hinge leaf; a housing defined within a posterior side of at least one of the first hinge leaf and the second hinge leaf and configured to receive a conduit adapted to receive and pass through a medium of power transfer from the first hinge leaf to the second hinge leaf on an anterior side of the first hinge leaf and second hinge leaf; and an aperture defined on the anterior side of at least one of the first hinge leaf and the second hinge leaf through which to access the housing. In various embodiments the hinge can include multiple housings, fittings, turrets, and ball-and-socket fittings. In various embodiments, conduits are flexible, rigid, both flexible and rigid, elastic, braided, and telescoping.12-08-2011
20080302015RF-remote control, retrofitted, self-contained, automatic window opener for casement windows or the like - An RF-remote control, retrofitted, self-contained, automatic window opener is provided for casement windows or the like which includes a housing having a DC motor therein which has a power shaft extending therefrom. The DC motor is powered by a battery source contained within the housing. The power shaft of the DC motor is selectively removably secured to the drive shaft of a conventional casement window opener mechanism so that the DC motor may rotate the drive shaft in either direction to open or close the sash of the casement window. The window opener of this invention is mounted within a housing which has anti-rotation members selectively adjustably extending therefrom which engage the window frame to prevent rotation of the unit when the motor is activated. The unit includes an electrical circuit which has an RF receiver associated therewith which is controllable by a remote RF transmitter to enable a person to remotely control the opening and closing of a casement window.12-11-2008
20110283620METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PREVENTING CONTAMINATION FROM A DOOR WHICH OPENS VERTICALLY - A door assembly including a vertically moving door to permit and prohibit access through an opening which has a top, a bottom defined by a floor, and at least two sides, the door assembly. The assembly having a door body having upper and lower portions, and being mounted proximate the opening such that the lower end portion being proximate the floor when the door is in the closed position. A protective body is configured in connection with the door so as to be moveable between a first position under at least a portion of the door body lower portion when the door is in at least a partially open position and a second storage position. The protective body having at least one debris collecting surface, and opposing ends, the protective body being configured such that debris collected on the debris collecting surface will be urged toward one of the opposed ends.11-24-2011
20110289849Garage door/track/coupler system - A rectangular one-piece garage door has rigid horizontal upper and lower rails and rigid vertical first and second side rails. A small door is mounted in the garage door. A track assembly has horizontal first and second upper tracks. The track assembly has vertical first and second lower tracks. An arcuate first intermediate track couples the first upper track and the first lower track. An arcuate second intermediate track couples the second upper track and the second lower track. First and second upper hinged brackets are secured to the garage door adjacent to the upper rail. First and second lower brackets are secured to the garage door adjacent to the lower rail. Rollers are each coupled to one of the brackets and rotatably received within one of the tracks for guiding the movement of the garage door between a closed lower orientation and an open raised orientation.12-01-2011
20100251618ENCLOSURE STRUCTURE FOR BUILDING - To provide an enclosure structure for a building, which can maintain a high power generation efficiency without formation of irregularities on the surface of the enclosure such as a roof, nor application of an external force to solar battery modules, and which can form a lightweight enclosure capable of photovoltaic generation.10-07-2010
20110167728Expandable Side Enclosure for Bathtubs/ Showers - An expandable side enclosure for bathtubs and/or showers providing an appropriate solution to prevent restriction and suffering caused bathers in bathtubs and/or showers due to the lack of free body and limb movement required during bathing in baths with standard enclosures.07-14-2011
20090313900WEATHERSEAL WITH REMOVABLE PROTECTIVE COATING - A new method of making and manufacturing foam weather stripping, using a foam filled profile that is encapsulated with an outer liner and a removable film. The film is precisely introduced to the liner using adjustable guides. Just before the film is introduced to the liner the release liner is striped from the film and carried away using a scrap takeaway system for recycling. The liner and film are then introduced into proprietary tooling where the foam, liner, insert, and film is folded upon itself. After the actual construction of the said profile, it is then inserted into a door or window using a kerf or tape application. After the installation of the weather-stripping in the door or window it can then be painted or finished in a variety of ways. After the finish has dried the film protecting the weather strip can then be pealed away exposing a clean undisturbed weather strip.12-24-2009
20120110909Carrier with integrated ducting - The present invention is directed to a carrier for an automobile with integrated active ducting. The carrier includes at least one aperture, and at least one louver rotatably mounted in the aperture. Also attached to the carrier is an actuator, and the actuator is connected to the louver. The actuator is operable for moving the louver between an open position and a closed position such that when the louver is in the open position, air flow passes through the aperture.05-10-2012
20100126071RFID PET DOOR - Embodiments of the invention relate to the field of pet doors, particularly selective entry pet doors based on detection of RFID tags. We describe a pet door comprising: an RFID reader to read an RFID tag on a pet; and a lock coupled to said RFID reader to control access through said pet door in response to an RFID signal from said tag; wherein said RFID reader has two modes, a first operational mode and a second, reduced power mode, and wherein said pet door further comprises: a pet proximity detector coupled to said RFID reader to identify when a pet is proximate said pet door and to control said RFID reader responsive to said identification such that when said pet is proximate said RFID is in said operational mode and such that said RFID reader is otherwise in said reduced power mode.05-27-2010
20100077663Gate hinge - There is described a hinge element (04-01-2010
20110167727GATE APPARATUS - A gate apparatus identifies whether a person is authorized to pass through, and allows the identified person to pass through. The gate apparatus obtains information about a shape of the person who is allowed to pass through. The gate apparatus restricts at least frontward and rearward travel of the person traveling from an entrance to an exit of a passageway in the gate apparatus to form space defined within the passageway, and is capable of adjusting a shape of the defined space based on the obtained shape information of the individual person.07-14-2011
20110197512SLIDING DOOR DEVICE - A sliding door device includes a frame case that includes an opening through which an air flow passes, a slide door that is moved relative to the opening to adjust an aperture ratio of the opening, a shaft that is disposed at an upstream side of the slide door when viewed along the flowing direction of the air flow, and moves the slide door, and a windbreak member that blocks a gap between the shaft and the slide door.08-18-2011
20120031002APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREASSEMBLING, SHIPPING, AND INSTALLING A MOVABLE PARTITION SYSTEM - An at least partially preassembled and packaged movable partition system is disclosed. The at least partially preassembled and packaged movable partition system includes a shipping box including a plurality of pocket walls defining a pocket therein, at least a portion of a track located within the pocket, the at least a portion of the track coupled to at least one pocket wall of the plurality of pocket walls, and a door coupled with the at least a portion of the track. Methods of packaging and installing an at least partially preassembled and packaged movable partition system are further disclosed herein.02-09-2012
20090007490Vehicle Window Pane and Manufacturing Method Therefor - There is provided a vehicle window pane that can be manufactured at low cost and can reduce burning sensation of the skin of a passenger in the vehicle, and a manufacturing method therefor. With a glass plate 01-08-2009
20120291353MOTOR VEHICLE WINDOW ASSEMBLY - A motor vehicle window assembly. One implementation includes a wiper in electrical communication between a defrost grid of a movable window assembly and an elongate conductor of a guide rail assembly having a straight guide portion and an oblique guide portion, and in contact with the elongate conductor when the movable window assembly is in an open position. Another implementation includes an actuator cable including a core having a terminus coupled to a cable connector portion of a movable window assembly, wherein when the actuator cable is actuated, the movable window assembly moves in a direction extending away from an open position along a plane, toward a closed position out of the plane, and into the closed position in another plane such that the terminus of the core is carried out of the plane by the movable window assembly.11-22-2012
20110203178CASE COVER STRUCTURE FOR FALL PREVENTION - A case cover structure for fall prevention which is applied in automatic sliding doors is disclosed. The structure includes a main frame, at least one bearing plate, at least one absorption element and a cover. The bearing plate is fixed on the main frame and has a receiving groove. The absorption element is disposed in the receiving groove of the bearing plate. The cover is disposed on one side of the main frame and has a corresponding groove opposite to the receiving groove. An absorbed element is disposed in the corresponding groove. The absorption element absorbs and fixes the absorbed element so that the cover is fixed on one side of the main frame. Accordingly, the present invention can effectively prevent the case cover for an automatic door from falling during maintenance and enhance convenience and security for maintenance.08-25-2011
20100139168Door closing assembly for a refrigeration device - The invention relates to a door storage container having a base, a rear wall, and a front wall. The front wall is in the form of a plurality of interlocking elements assembled together. The plurality of interlocking elements assembled together to form the front wall includes an upper extrusion profile, a lower extrusion profile, and a panel enclosed between the upper extrusion profile and the lower extrusion profile.06-10-2010
20120060420SHOWER DOOR STORAGE ASSEMBLY - A shower door assembly is provided that includes a frame mountable at an opening of a shower enclosure. The shower door assembly also includes a door panel movably mounted to the frame and configured to close off a first portion of the enclosure opening. The shower door assembly further includes a storage unit movably mounted to the frame and configured to close off a second portion of the enclosure opening. The storage unit has at least one shelf accessible at least from inside the shower enclosure.03-15-2012
20090173007CLOSURE WITH RFID DEVICE - A closure (07-09-2009
20120227323METHOD OF MAKING AN APPLIANCE DOOR - A method of making an appliance door includes inserting a door pan into a fixture having first and second forming molds. An inner door liner is placed over the door pan. The first and second forming molds are pressed together. A mold cavity is formed between the door pan and the inner door liner. An insulative material is injected into the mold cavity defined by the space between the door pan and the inner door liner. The inner door liner is secured to the door pan to form a base door. A removable decorative exterior skin is extended over the base door.09-13-2012
20090211157FLEXDOOR STATUS DISPLAY - A method is provided for displaying a closed state of a motor vehicle door which can adopt at least two closed states depending on driving speed, in particular a motor vehicle door, that includes, but is not limited to two door leaves which open in opposite directions to one another, that also includes, but is not limited to a lock for achieving the closed states on an electromechanical basis. The method has the steps of, without limitation, detecting an actual closed state of the motor vehicle door and signaling the actual closed state of the motor vehicle door. A status display is also provided that carries out the method, a locking system with a status display is provided, and a motor vehicle door is provided with a locking system.08-27-2009
20090133330WINDOW OR DOOR - A window or door is provided with a wing frame for encasing a pane of glass and with an olive-shaped window or door fitting which has a handle fitting, in which a handle is swivellably stored, and which is equipped with a module housing to accommodate a monitoring and alarm module which possesses sensor devices and an evaluation unit. The module housing is arranged sunk in a recess of the wing frame.05-28-2009
20100175323VIRTUAL GUARD GATE FOR A GATED COMMUNITY AND METHOD THERFOR - A virtual guard gate for a gated community has at least one camera positioned proximate an entrance gate of the gated community. A monitoring station monitor is provided for displaying images captured by the at least one camera located in an off site monitoring station. Receivers are located in a plurality of homes of the gated community for receiving the images captured by the at least one camera. An access device is located in the monitoring station and in each house within the gated community. The access device is used for opening the entrance gate when the images have been verified by one of an individual in the monitoring station or in one of the homes.07-15-2010
20100154306CUSTOMIZABLE DOOR HANGER AND PEEPHOLE - A customizable door hanger and peephole can include a main body having a top portion and a lower portion, a peephole and a hook for securing decorations. The peephole can be attached through a door opening and a decorative cover can be configured to attach the main body.06-24-2010
20110232192Versatile Door - A versatile door has a latch side removeable from the door body. When the latch side is removed, one or more door panels may be removed from the door body. Panels may be removed for refinishing, repair or replacement. Other panel types such as panels with message boards, illumination or openings can customize a door for a variety of purposes.09-29-2011
20120137586Through-Door Arm Access Porthole Assembly - A through-door arm access porthole assembly includes a first porthole member securely mounted upon an exterior side of a door. The first porthole member is a rigid plate having a front side, a back side, an opening disposed therethrough, and further having a tubular portion aligned with the opening and extending from the back side. The tubular portion extending through the door from the exterior side to an interior side thereof. A second porthole member is securely mounted upon exterior surface of the door. The second porthole member is a rigid plate having a front side, a back side, and further having an opening disposed therethrough. The first porthole member and the second porthole member are fastened together with fasteners with the opening of the first porthole member and the open of the second porthole member in alignment. A seal member is disposed across the opening of the first porthole member and across the opening of the second porthole member and includes a plurality of resilient flap members.06-07-2012
20120137587SASH WINDOW HORN ARRANGEMENT - A sash window system comprising a window frame including a side frame member, a window sash slidably mounted within the window frame, and a horn detachably connected to the sash. The horn further comprises at least one engagement feature which slidably engage the side frame member and slidably attach the horn to the window frame to retain horn to frame while allowing the horn to slide along the side frame member. The detachable connection arrangement preferably comprises a magnetic connection, comprising a magnet mounted on the horn which is attracted to the bottom of the sash and/or a metallic plate mounted therein.06-07-2012
20100212227PHYSICAL SECURITY BARRIER - A crash barrier apparatus for a structure opening that is closable with a movable door, the door being constructed and arranged with a security structure to close off the structure opening. The specific security structure of the referenced crash barrier apparatus includes, in one embodiment, a first support that is anchored to a first base surface, a second support that is anchored to a second base surface, and a beam received by the supports. In other embodiments, cable arrangements are used.08-26-2010
20110126463MULTISEAL DOOR, METHOD FOR SEALING AN ENCLOSURE - The invention provides a door system comprising a door leaf having a first horizontally disposed edge and a second horizontally disposed edge inferior to the first horizontally disposed edge; a rod-less cylinder in communication with the first horizontally disposed edge; and a cam surface formed with the second horizontally disposed edge to limit the door to a single plane of movement relative to an opening of an enclosure defining a door jamb.06-02-2011
20100313478WEATHERING BLOCK FOR USE WITH WINDOWS AND DOORS - Single-hung, double-hung, horizontal sliding/gliding windows, and sliding door assemblies having a weathering block of the present invention are disclosed herein. The weathering block of the present invention is an integral component of a window or door frame, and functions to substantially seal leaks around movable joints, such as windows or doors. In an embodiment, the weathering block substantially prevents air and water infiltration around windows and doors by substantially eliminating gaps between the frames and moving parts when they are closed. In an embodiment, the weathering block includes a back surface sufficiently designed to engage a side jamb, a head jamb, or a sill plate of a window or door frame; a front surface sufficiently designed to maintain weather-stripping; a first side surface sufficiently designed to maintain weather-stripping; and a second side surface sufficiently designed to maintain weather-stripping.12-16-2010
20130145693Self-Illuminating Fire Door - A self-illuminating fire door includes a door body (06-13-2013
20110000134HOLDBACK MECHANISM - A holdback mechanism is provided. The holdback mechanism includes an elongate open body having a passage and a collar. A rod extends through the body and has a first end and a second end, with an anchor element extending from the first end. A biasing member is interposed between the rod and the body and biases the rod in a first direction to draw the anchor element within the passage.01-06-2011
20130167442EXTERNALLY OPERATED ALPHA PORT SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A RAPID TRANSFER PORT - The present invention relates to an externally operated alpha port for a rapid transfer port (RTP) system such as those found in isolation barrier systems. Means are provided for the actuation by the operator of the alpha port door locking system externally of the isolation barrier to facilitate the locking and unlocking of the alpha port door without requiring gloved entry into the isolation barrier. Means are also provided for opening and closing of the alpha port door with the actuation by the operator of a lever external to the isolation barrier.07-04-2013
20120266541SHIELDED MOVABLE DOOR ELEMENT OF A MULTIMODALITY MEDICAL SUITE - A movable door element in a door of a multimodality medical suite. The door is in a wall positioned between a first room and a second room of the suite, with the suite including a flexible raceway configured to extend within the length of the suite and selectively extend through a portion of the door, the door element including a housing and a shield component. The housing is coupled to the door and configured to selectively move from a first position to a second position. The housing is further configured to move to the second position when a shield door component, coupled to the raceway, displaces the housing and is disposed in a space in the portion of the door vacated by the door element. The shield component disposed in the housing.10-25-2012
20100132260DOUBLE GLAZING WINDOW HAVING BUILT-IN AUTO CONTROLLING BLINDER - A double glazing window having built in blinder has developed for electrically controlling, which is comprising a control unit (06-03-2010
20110083369Garage screen door system - Each of two tracks are in an inverted L-shaped configuration and have a vertical section and a horizontal section. A single panel garage door is mounted for movement in the tracks between a closed orientation between the vertical sections and an open orientation between the horizontal sections. A rectangular portal is positioned within the garage door. Major screening in the garage door is at locations remote from the portal. A screen door within the portal is moveable between a closed orientation over the portal and an open orientation remote from the portal.04-14-2011
20100043293REFRIGERATOR DOOR CONSTRUCTION INCLUDING A LAMINATED PACKAGE - A door assembly that includes a a frame having an upper portion and a lower portion, an electrical hinge mounted to the upper portion of the frame, a gravity hinge mounted to the lower portion of the frame and a door pivotably mounted to the frame by the electrical hinge and the gravity hinge. The electrical hinge pin has a hinge pin part having a plurality of electrical conductors extending downwardly therefrom. The gravity hinge also includes a hinge pin part. The door includes a laminated package having first, second and third layers adhered to one another. At least one of the layers includes an electro-conductive coating thereon that is in electrical communication with the electrical hinge. The door also includes a rail secured adjacent a hinge side edge of the laminated package. The rail includes a tunnel defined therein that includes a top opening that receives the hinge pin part of the electrical hinge and a bottom opening that receives the hinge pin part of the gravity hinge.02-25-2010
20100064585Storm & security devices for doors - Storm & security devices for doors including a bracket member removably mounted on either a top or side portion of a door jamb and then to an adjacent top or side portion of the door to thereby securely and releasably hold the door in a closed position. The bracket member can be formed as one L-shaped member, or as having two portions, one portion removably mounted to either a top or side portion of the door, and a second portion adapted to releasably interlock with the first portion and be removably mounted to a top or side portion of the door jamb to thereby removably hold the door in a closed position. An elongated bracket member can also be incorporated that is removably secured to opposite side portions of a door jamb thereby blocking the door from opening.03-18-2010
20110099905Water feature integrated with a movable barrier such as a gate or window - An aesthetic movable barrier such as a window or gate, with an integrated liquid feature. The barrier includes a liquid supply, a power source, pump and plumbing to provide an aesthetic liquid flow across a visible surface, preferably textured, of the barrier. The liquid feature is preferably recirculating.05-05-2011
20110067311Window Regulator Lifter Plate With Integrated Lubrication System - A window regulator assembly for moving a window pane between an open position and a closed position includes a rail and a lifter plate slidably coupled with the rail. The lifter plate is coupled with the window pane and is guided by the rail to move the window pane between the open and closed positions. A lubrication system lubricates the rail as the lifter plate moves the window pane between the open and closed positions. The lubrication system includes a reservoir contained within the lifter plate, a lubricant storing and releasing material disposed in the reservoir, and an applicator extending from within the reservoir to lubricate the rail.03-24-2011
20110067312Door Converter Assembly For Storage Containers - An assembly of a frame and doors with a lifting device to position the assembly in an open end of a storage container for conversion to access from opposing ends, the frame including side plates and end plates that abut respective side walls and end edges of end of the storage container from which an end panel is removed, and the lifting device attached to the assembly to hold the assembly in the end while rigidly connecting the assembly to the storage container. A method of converting a storage container for dual opposing access is disclosed.03-24-2011
20110067310GARAGE DOOR STORAGE DEVICE - A storage device for use with a garage door having at multiple panels wherein each panel has a given width and height, the panels connected together by hinges and fasteners at predetermined spacing across the panels, wherein the fasteners are generally disposed in vertical alignment at a top part and bottom part of at least one of the panels, and which includes a storage container having a peripheral support structure which is normally maintained adjacent the panel and includes a plurality of eyelets formed on a top part and bottom part thereof which are of a size to receive one of the fasteners therethrough and are spaced along the peripheral support structure in a manner such that when receiving the fasteners said storage device is maintained adjacent the panel generally within the width and height of the panel.03-24-2011
20110056136Apparatus for Transferring Electric Power Between a Closable Member and a Frame - A device for transferring electrical power between a frame and a closable member such as a door includes a first housing and face plate disposed in an opening in the frame and a second housing and face plate disposed in an opening in the closable member edge. The openings are positioned so that when the closable member is closed the openings are aligned. A hollow elbow assembly is rotatably disposed and secured in each hole. A tube having a pivot guide at each end is rotatably and axially slidable in each elbow assembly. A slot in each elbow assembly allows the tube to pivot. A wire bundle in the tube is connectable to wire leads. Boots may be supplied around the tube/elbow assemblies' junctions to exclude water. Thus, the wire bundle is fully contained within a protective, articulated, armored sheath to prevent wear, chafing, breakage, and vandalism.03-10-2011
20110061302ASSEMBLY CONSISTING OF AN OPENING PANEL AND REINFORCING ELEMENTS - An assembly consisting of an opening panel of a motor vehicle and at least two reinforcing elements. Each reinforcing element has an elongate shape and two ends, the panel comprising at least two connecting elements, each reinforcing element being connectable to the panel in such a way that each end of the reinforcing elements is at least partially superposed on one of the connecting elements, the reinforcing elements and connecting elements forming at least one continuous frame when the reinforcing elements and the panel are connected.03-17-2011
20110047876AUTOMATIC DOOR - A hand cleaner station and automatic door operator for opening a door. The hand cleaner station includes a dispenser for dispensing a cleaning material and a first input device. The first input device causes the dispenser to dispense the cleaning material and to initiate a signal from the dispenser. The signal causes a door operator controller to direct a door operator motor to open the door. A second input device may be provided that also causes the dispenser to initiate a signal. The second input device does not cause the dispenser to dispense the cleaning material, but again the signal causes the door operator controller to direct the door operator motor to open the door. A method of operating an automatic door operator includes selecting between use of the first and second input devices for operating the door.03-03-2011
20110030276HEATED REAR SLIDER WINDOW ASSEMBLY - A rear slider window assembly includes a frame portion, at least one fixed window panel and at least one movable window panel that is movable along the frame portion. The movable window panel is movable between a closed position and an opened position and has a first electrical element (such as a heater element) established thereat. The first electrical element is electrically connected to a power source of the vehicle irrespective of whether the movable window panel is in the opened or closed position. The first electrical element may be electrically connected to the power source of the vehicle via a flexible connector that is connected at one end to the first electrical element and at another end to an electrical connector at the fixed window panel, such as at an electrical element of the fixed window panel.02-10-2011
20100199561DOOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - The invention relates to a door of a motor vehicle having an outer panel (08-12-2010
20120198771PACKAGING AND INSTALLATION SYSTEM FOR DOUBLE HUNG WINDOWS AND OTHER SLIDING CLOSURES - An improved packaging clip, packaging system, and method are disclosed for securing windows and doors and holding them square during shipment and installation. In one embodiment for a window unit, a packaging clip comprises a projection that fits into a jamb track channel in a window frame and a base that contacts and rests against the check rail of a window sash. The packaging clip may be fastened to each jamb of the window frame by a screw. A coupling member is pulled taught between the two packaging clips and fasteners are installed to attach the clips to the jambs and to secure the end portions of the coupling member to the clips. This holds the window frame intact and square during shipment and installation and, since the coupling member does not wrap around the outsides of the window frame, it does not interfere with installation of the unit.08-09-2012
20120240468FORWARD CLOSURE SYSTEM - A forward closure system includes a cylindrical frame. A pair of lune-shaped base sections are mounted to an inside surface of the frame. First and second opposed lune-shaped shell assemblies, each assembly including at least an outer shell section and an inner shell section, are rotatably mounted independently of each other at opposed ends along the rotation axis, the inner section and base sections of each shell assembly nested within the outer section when the forward closure system is in an open position, mating edges of the outer sections abutting one another when the forward closure system is in a closed position. An actuator is coupled to each outer shell section.09-27-2012
20110061300Energy-saving vertical valance assembly - The energy-saving vertical valance assembly has a panel which overlaps gaps at edges of a drawn window shade and has a mounting grip, the panel having a mounting leg which is held against the window by the grip, the assembly reducing energy exchange between indoors and outdoors by reducing air circulation at the gaps and reducing radiation and conduction energy exchanges at parts of the window the panel is held against.03-17-2011
20110078954VEHICULAR SLIDING DOOR STRUCTURE - A vehicular sliding door structure includes a sliding door having a closure portion configured to undergo abutting engagement with a mating portion of a vehicle body. The closure portion has an opening for allowing the entry of a striker therethrough into an internal space of the sliding door for locking engagement with a lock device. An anti-pinch sensor disposed on the closure portion has a sensor harness arranged to enter an internal space of the sliding door through the opening. A single cover member is provided on the closure portion so as to close the opening and cover a portion of the sensor harness. The cover member has a through-hole for the passage therethrough of the striker.04-07-2011
20090293364SOFT SUICIDE PREVENTION DOOR - The invention is directed to a soft suicide prevention door. In one embodiment, the soft suicide prevention door includes a door frame formed of a tubing component, a fabric material disposed on opposed radial ends of the tubing component for forming a door body including an inner layer and an outer layer, a foam core component disposed between the inner layer and the outer layer, and, a hinge component attached to a side of the door body for forming a hinge when attached to a complementary attachment component attached to a door jam. The soft suicide prevention door is removable from the door jam when a predetermined weight is applied to release the hinge component from the complementary attachment component.12-03-2009
20100024303Control Valve - The invention relates to a regulating valve, which is attachable, in particular in a bore of a hydraulic door closer, executed with a female thread. The regulating valve has a body, adjoined by a regulating area, and a thread provided with an anti-rotation means. The thread with the anti-rotation element can be screwed into the female thread of the bore of the hydraulic door closer. In order to provide a regulating valve with a simple design while excluding unwanted adjustment of the regulating valve during the operation, the anti-rotation means includes a raised area, which can cooperate with the bore or the female thread of the door closer.02-04-2010
20100218424DOOR MANUFACTURING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method of a manufacturing an overhead garage door, includes methods, processes and/or actions for using a printing technique in the assembly line, as well as door sections, doors and printing machines. A method of manufacturing a door includes dividing a first digital image into a number of parallel sections to form multiple section images; printing with ink each of the section image on a separate paint metal door segment, and assembling the door segments so as to create an assembled door having the appearance of the first digital image. A method of manufacturing a door includes a step of applying a clearing coating material to each of the door segments. There is provided a sectional garage door that includes a first door section; and an electronic component coupled to the first door section for associating with an electronic image. A sectional door includes an image printed thereon and the electronic image being the printed on the door section. A method of manufacturing a door includes electronically detecting a door section; and responsive to the step of detecting, selecting a digital image to be printed on the door section. A sectional door may have an ink surface thereon.09-02-2010
20100275516Anti-Fall Device for a Window Sash - An anti-fall device for a window sash comprises a window-sash fixing block, a window-frame fixing block, an elastic metal wire and a pipe. The elastic metal wire connects the window-sash fixing block and the window-frame fixing block. The window-sash fixing block is defined with a through hole into which the pipe is inserted. One end of the elastic metal wire is connected to the window-frame fixing block, and the other end of the elastic metal wire penetrates the through hole in the window-sash fixing block and enters the pipe. The end of the elastic metal wire, which penetrates the through hole, is fixed with a limiting block. The diameter of the limiting block is bigger than that of the through hole. The window-sash fixing block is fixed on the window sash, and the window-frame fixing block is fixed on the window frame.11-04-2010
20110061301DOUBLE PANEL DOOR PROVIDING RADIO FREQUENCY SHIELDING AND SOUNDPROOFING - Double paneled door assembly providing RF shielding and soundproofing through the use of two door panels, i.e., back door panel and front door panel, as well as respective back door frame and front door frame. The door panels and door frames are joined together by door pins and door pin bushing as well as frame pins and frame pin bushings, and the double door panels are mounted on the double frames by heavy duty hinges. The use of two door panels and frame panels with a volume of sealed air or other inert gas between the panels aids the RF shielding and soundproofing properties of the door. The bushings act as damping mechanisms to reduce transmission of vibration from the front side of the door assembly to the back side of the door assembly that will ultimately reduce waves permeating into an enclosed room or area.03-17-2011
20100180505PIT COVER - A cover for closing the service opening of a pit casing, the cover including an opening with a hatch and a first member coupled to the cover that is accessible though the opening in the cover when the hatch is not in a closed position, wherein when the cover is in a closed position to close the service opening the first member is in cooperative proximity with a second member coupled to the pit casing that at most protrudes only a portion of the span of the service opening, and when the cover is in the closed position and the hatch on the cover is opened from its closed position the first and second members, may be coupled together to resist the cover from being moved to open the service opening.07-22-2010
20120036780DOOR MODULE FOR INSTALLATION IN A MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR - A door module for installation in a motor vehicle door is provided. The door module comprising a door module carrier to be installed in a motor vehicle door and a plurality of functional components of a motor vehicle door pre-installed on the door module carrier that are to be installed together with the door module carrier in the motor vehicle door. There is at least one guide rail of a motor vehicle window lifter amongst the functional components pre-installed on the door module carrier that can be fixed in an operating position at fastening points on the door module carrier side such that it extends in the operating position along the adjustment direction of the window pane to be adjusted by means of the window lifter. To this end there are at least two different sets of fastening points on the door module carrier side, spaced apart from each other, on the door module carrier that serve to selectively arrange the one guide rail of the window lifter in a first or at least one other different operating position, wherein the guide rail is aligned in each operating position to guide the window pane that is to be adjusted by means of the window lifter along the adjustment direction thereof.02-16-2012
20110314739VEHICLE DOOR-OPEN LIMITING DEVICE - In order to avoid a vehicle door hitting the ceiling or wall when the door opens, it is necessary to provide an open-limiting device for holding the door at any open angle. The door is opened with a gear in the open-limiting device. In the open-limiting device for a vehicle door, a ratchet engages with or disengage from the gear by an electric actuator, so that the door is held at any open angle. When the ratchet engages with the gear, the ratchet is capable of disengaging from the gear only if the door is closed, but the ratchet remains in engagement with the gear if the door is opened. So the door can be closed manually by a small force.12-29-2011
20120005962OVERLOAD PROTECTIVE DEVICE FOR A DOOR - A door overload protection device for a vehicle door, especially for an armored vehicle door is disclosed. The door overload protection includes a door leaf, a door frame and at least one hinge, the device being made such that it can act against a compressive force which has arisen from the weight of the door leaf and which is applied in a vertical and/or a horizontal direction in its moving, opening and closing state. A method for producing a door overload protection device is also provided.01-12-2012
20100095594SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING CRIME IN HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS AND SITES USING LOW VOLTAGE POWER - A substantially automatic, robotic-like system to aid in preventing crime in high trafficked buildings and other public sites, using only low voltage power, is described. In various modes it can protect public buildings such as schools, stadiums, open air markets, banks, office buildings from entrance of persons carrying weapons or separately trying to pass weapons into a protected area, even in the event of general power loss. Here a well designed, compact solution is provided for weapons detection and the detainment of persons attempting to disrupt, destroy or harm citizens in public buildings such as schools, banks, etc. with a minimum of restriction of access by persons regularly using the facilities. In other variations, it can be used to prevent unauthorized removal of costly or dangerous items from protected buildings or areas. Here a substantially automatic method is similarly provided for detection and detention of persons attempting to illegally remove items either without paying or that are not for sale in a store setting.04-22-2010
20110088325Motor Vehicle Door Comprising a Window-Lifting Rail Retained by a Module Support - The invention relates to a motor vehicle door comprising a window pane that is movable therein and at least one window-lifting rail for guiding the window pane. A module support receiving elements such as loudspeakers or similar is disposed in the interior space of said motor vehicle door. Said module carrier and/or window-lifting rail is/are provided with at least one seat so as to retain the window-lifting rail in a non-positive manner within the module support.04-21-2011
20110088324APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SOLAR HEAT GAIN REDUCTION IN A WINDOW ASSEMBLY - A window assembly having at least one pane is presented for use in a building. Positioned within the pane are a plurality of spaced-apart micro-louvers which extend substantially across the length of the pane. The micro-louvers are positioned to block transmission of direct sunlight through the pane when the sun is at a selected angle above the horizon or higher. The angle at and above which direct light is blocked can be selected to be approximately 30 or 45 degrees above the horizon, for example. The angle can be selected based on the latitude of the location of the window assembly, the time of day during which direct sunlight is blocked, etc. The micro-louvers may have reflective surfaces, be colored as desired, be opaque or translucent.04-21-2011
20120117880SLIDING WINDOW ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE - The present invention provides a sliding window assembly for a vehicle including a fixed panel and a first heating grid coupled to the fixed panel. A sliding panel is movably coupled to a track and a second heating grid is coupled to the sliding panel. A conductive rail is coupled to the track and includes a first conductive segment, a second conductive segment spaced from the first conductive segment, and an insulator segment disposed between the first and second conductive segments with the first and second heating grids remaining electrically connected to the first and second conductive segments in both the open and closed positions in a series circuit. In one configuration, a sliding window assembly includes a connector disposed between a heating grid and a conductive rail with the connector comprising a compressible material and having a conductive property to define a conductive connector.05-17-2012
20100175324Device for insertion between door and frame to hold door open - A doorprop for restricting the movement of a door within a doorway. The door includes a first door face surface and a first door side surface. The doorway includes a hinge jamb having a door edge abutting surface, a door side abutting surface, a jamb trim surface, and a hinge jamb edge. The stop includes a contoured body defined by an upper surface, a lower surface, a door face surface, a door contacting surface, a first door transition surface, a jamb face surface, a jamb trim edge surface, a jamb trim face surface, and a second transition surface. The door contacting surface is selectively in contact with the first door side surface.07-15-2010
20100175322Fireproof door - The present invention relates to a fireproof door, which comprises a fire-protection glass and a support means for supporting the fire-protection glass, and the support means comprising an elastic member in contact with both surfaces of an edge portion of the fire-protection glass, a reinforcing frame for supporting the elastic member, and a fixing plate fixed to a support and corresponding to both surfaces of the reinforcing frame. The fireproof door of the present invention has a grade A fireproof performance.07-15-2010
20100011666Seal For Sliding Glass Window - A seal for a sliding glass window is provided. The seal can include a sliding glass guide and an elastomeric channel member that is at least partially within the sliding glass guide. Located between the elastomeric channel member and the sliding glass guide can be an electroactive actuator that is operable to change its shape when a voltage is applied thereto. Also included can be an electrical source of power that is electrically connected to the electroactive actuator. In some instances, the electroactive actuator is an electroactive polymer and can be a dielectric electroactive polymer or an ionic electroactive polymer. If the electroactive polymer is a dielectric electroactive polymer, it can be made from silicones and/or acrylic elastomers.01-21-2010
20120073202REFRIGERATOR DOOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A refrigerator door is provided. The refrigerator door includes a front decoration defining a front external appearance of the refrigerator door, a door liner provided at a rear of the front decoration to define a rear external appearance of the refrigerator door, a pair of cap decorations provided on upper and lower portions of the front decoration to define top and bottom external appearances of the refrigerator door, a pair of door decorations coupled to both sides of the front decoration to define both side external appearances of the refrigerator door, a display portion interposed between the front decoration and the door liner, and an insulating layer interposed between the front decoration and the door liner.03-29-2012
20120272576SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR OPENING AND CLOSING SLIDING DOORS - A portable device is provided for opening and closing sliding doors associated with conventional sliding doors as used in residences and businesses. The portable sliding door device attaches to a sliding door via a suction cup or other means, and moves outside the track used by the sliding door. The sliding door device can be initiated to move the sliding door to the open position through remote control, voice-activation, and proximity transmitters. The sliding door device can communicate with wireless routers and be remotely controlled and monitored by computers, netbooks and cell phones. The sliding door device has safety features, including cameras and speakers to ward off attempted break-ins.11-01-2012
20100186299Insulation Cover for Attic Closures - Covers for attic trap doors and pull down attic stairs or ladders are described each of which is formed of an insulating material. The covers are structured to effectively seal a ceiling access opening. In some embodiments, a closure member constructed of insulating material is cooperatively and frictionally received within a frame formed of the same material to form an airtight seal therebetween.07-29-2010
20120079769GARAGE DOOR OPENER LIFT AND STORAGE MECHANISM - A lifting and storage mechanism for storing a component in a garage using the energy of a powered garage door opening and closing system is disclosed. The lifting and storage mechanism includes a pulley system for raising and lowering the stored components and a latching mechanism having a spring latch for securing the components in a stored condition. In order to lower the stored components from a storage position, an operator initiates manual release of the spring latch or activation of an electromechanical release combined with activation of the motor of the powered garage door opening and closing system.04-05-2012
20120285089REFRIGERATED DISPLAY CASE DOOR WITH TRANSPARENT LCD PANEL - A door assembly that includes a single glass unit having at least first, second and third panels, a front surface, a rear surface, and an outside edge. At least one of the first, second or third panels is a transparent LCD panel on which media can be displayed. The single glass unit also includes a frame that at least partially surrounds the outside edge of the single glass unit, and electronic components in electrical communication with the LCD panel.11-15-2012
20090183432HOOK AND LOOP WEATHERSTRIPPING SYSTEM - Disclosed is a two part hook and loop weatherstripping system in which one portion, such as the hook portion that is attached to a window frame and another portion such as the loop portion that is attached to the hook portion and includes a flexible material that may be compressible to provide a seal between a window sash and the window frame. The removable portion can be easily removed and cleaned or replaced with a new portion. Different thicknesses of the removable portion of the hook and loop weatherstripping allows various size gaps between a window frame and a sash to be easily filled. The use of two part hook and loop components incorporating a weatherstripping system provides for the components to be utilized in such a way so as to provide an overlap joint at all corners that restricts linear shrinkage and eliminates the holes that commonly materialize at the corners from shrinkage of single part weatherstripping systems. The compressible portion of the weatherstripping can be easily removed using the hook and loop fastener and replaced to provide a weathertight seal. A window screen can also be incorporated in the weatherstripping system to allow easy removal of the window screen for replacement or cleaning.07-23-2009
20130019532HEATED VEHICLE SLIDING WINDOW ASSEMBLY - A heated vehicle sliding window assembly has a fixed glass panel with an opening formed in it and a slidably movable glass panel capable of closing the opening. Disposed on the fixed glass panel are electrically conductive grid lines that form two grid resistors which are connected together as a series circuit, which is connected between two electrically conductive bus bars deposited on the fixed glass panel. Disposed on the slidably movable glass panel are electrically conductive grid lines that form a third grid resistor, which is connected between two other electrically conductive bus bars disposed on the movable glass panel. Both sets of electrically conductive bus bars may be connected together as a parallel circuit when the opening is either opened or closed by the movable glass panel.01-24-2013
20110232195Method for Controlling a Closing Process of a Vehicle Wing and Corresponding Vehicle Closing System - A method for controlling a closing process of a vehicle wing moving from a known start position into an end position representing as closed, position of the vehicle wing and a corresponding closing system for performing the method, When the start position is reached, the closing process of the vehicle wing is started for a prescribed short first time period, and then interrupted for a prescribed second time period in order to warn users or third parties of the imminent closing process of the vehicle wino:.09-29-2011
20110232194DISHWASHER - A dishwasher, in particular a domestic dishwasher, includes a domestic-appliance door which has at least one front operating panel and an internal door element. A seal is arranged at least in one area between the operating panel and the internal door element and includes a sealing element and a sealing bed, with the sealing element and the sealing bed forming a one-piece structural unit.09-29-2011
20110232193RF-remote control, retrofitted, self-contained, automatic window opener for casement windows or the like - An RF (radio frequency)-remote control, retrofitted, self-contained, automatic window opener is provided for casement windows or the like which includes a housing having a DC motor therein which has a power shaft extending therefrom. The DC motor is powered by a battery source contained within the housing. The power shaft of the DC motor is selectively removably secured to the drive shaft of a conventional casement window opener mechanism so that the DC motor may rotate the drive shaft in either direction to open or close the sash of the casement window. The window opener of this invention is mounted within a housing which has anti-rotation members selectively adjustably extending therefrom which engage the window frame to prevent rotation of the unit when the motor is activated. The unit includes an electrical circuit which has an RF (radio frequency) receiver associated therewith which is controllable by a remote RF (radio frequency) transmitter to enable a person to remotely control the opening and closing of a casement window.09-29-2011
20130174488SLIDER WINDOW ASSEMBLY - A slider window assembly for a vehicle includes a frame portion having an upper rail and a lower rail, at least one fixed window panel that is fixed relative to the frame portion, and a movable window panel that is movable along the upper and lower rails. The movable window panel is movable between a closed position and an opened position. The movable window panel may include a panel portion and a carrier element integrally formed with the panel portion, with the carrier portion slidably received in the lower rail and movable along the lower rail as the movable window panel is moved between its closed and opened positions.07-11-2013
20120247017SHOWER WITH A SLIDING BODY - The present invention is provided with a shower with a sliding body, which includes a handle and an outlet unit, the handle is disposed with an inlet waterway. The inlet waterway is disposed with an inlet hole on the obverse side of the handle; the outlet unit is disposed with at least two outlets, each outlet is disposed with an outlet hole on the reverse side of the outlet unit, the outlet holes are interval disposed along the X direction; The handle is connected to the outlet unit with sliding along the X direction, the obverse side of the handle and the reverse side of the outlet unit are sealing connected together, making the inlet hole connecting to one of the outlet holes. The present invention without the pushing button and the linkage mechanism, reduces the cost and simplify the structure, providing a new switch experience for the user.10-04-2012
20130139441SUPPORT ASSEMBLY FOR A HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE - A support assembly for use in a household appliance includes a planar metal viewing body having a substantially rectangular main surface and an angled section on two opposite edges of the main surface to thereby give the viewing body a three-dimensional shape. The viewing body has two further outer edges, each having a cut edge which directly adjoins the rectangular main surface of the viewing body.06-06-2013
20100307061TRACK FOR AN ADJUSTABLE BLIND ASSEMBLY - A track for an adjustable blind assembly is disclosed. One described track for an adjustable blind assembly comprises a track comprising a base and a slot, the base comprising a flange portion and a brace portion, the flange portion extending from the base and securable to a spaced window pane by a window frame, and the slot extending from the base and comprising a channel for a sliding adjuster.12-09-2010
20100307060Multipositional Vault Door - The present invention relates to a vault door mechanism that assists a user in opening or closing the door. A hold-open arm and hinge plate pivotally interconnect the door to a surrounding frame and are fixed in place by an associated locking mechanism. The locking mechanism stops the door in the partially opened position prior to being fully opened or closed, thereby assisting the user in handling the door. The details of the present invention, and the manner in which they interrelate, will be described in greater detail hereinafter.12-09-2010
20110271594PRECAST RADIATION PROTECTION BOARD - The present invention relates to a precast radiation protection board, which is structured for jointing another protection board. The protection board includes a protection layer that is formed of a mixture of barium sulfate and cement and outside isolation plates that are respectively attached to opposite sides of the protection layer. The outside isolation plates are fiber cement boards. This arrangement allows the precast structure to be efficiently installed and allows for direct painting or decorative coating, so as to significantly reduce operation time.11-10-2011
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