|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||16/50 ; 16/137 ; 16/153 ; 16/189|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 41 인용 특허 : 0|
A self-closing, non-rising hinge in cartridge form fits into a socket, generally, in the upper edge of a door. The hinge mechanism is completely enclosed within a housing and provides a strong returning force for closing a door. The hinge is reversible in that it can be mounted for opening the door either from the left or from the right. Where two doors are present, one above the other, as in refrigerators, the hinge may be inserted, in inverted position, into the lower edge of the door to minimize space requirements.
A non-rising, reversible-hinge in cartridge form, comprising: an elongated housing shaped for fitting vertically into a socket in the top or bottom edge of a door, said housing when positioned for mounting in said top edge having an upper end and a lower end, and vertical slot means in the interior thereof; top flange means rigidly affixed to said housing for anchoring said housing to said top edge of said door and thereby assuring that said housing will rotate with said door; pin means within the upper portion of said housing and extending sufficiently ...