Global Patent Index - EP 1023514 A1

EP 1023514 A1 2000-08-02 - CLOSURE HINGE

Title (en)

CLOSURE HINGE

Title (de)

VERSCHLUSSSCHARNIER

Title (fr)

ARTICULATION DE FERMETURE

Publication

EP 1023514 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98948656 A

Priority

  • CA 9800984 W
  • CA 2218777 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9920863A1] The invention provides a multiaxis closure hinge for pivotally mounting a closure panel adjacent to an opening in a body to rotate about a point (13) remote from the hinge between a closed position over the opening and an open position disposed apart from the opening. The hinge includes a body pintle (1), having an inner and an outer end, with body mount means (2) at the outer end thereof for pivotally mounting the body pintle (1) to the body for rotation about a first axis (10); a panel pintle (4), having an inner and an outer end, with panel mount means (3) at the outer end thereof for pivotally mounting the panel pintle (4) to the panel for rotation about a second axis (11); and coupling means (5) for rotatably coupling the inner ends of the body pintle (1) and panel pintle (4) together to rotate about a third axis (12); wherein the first, second and third axes intersect at said point (13) during rotation between the open and closed positions. In a preferred embodiment, the body pintle (1) and panel pintle (4) comprise elongate rods, the inner end having an axis disposed at a predetermined angle relative to an axis of the outer end. The pintles include retainer means for axially securing the pintle ends to the mount and coupling means (2, 3, 6), such as press fit retainer bushings (6). The mount means comprises a flanged bearing mount (2), and the coupling means comprises a coupling block (5) having means for coupling the inner end axes at an acute angle, and for fixing one said pintle (1) to the coupling block (5) to prevent relative rotation therebetween.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

E05D 3/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E05D 3/10 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E05D 3/10 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9920863A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9920863 A1 19990429; CA 2218777 A1 19990420; EP 1023514 A1 20000802

INPADOC legal status


2003-04-16 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030124

2003-03-19 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: MULTIAXIS CLOSURE HINGE

2000-08-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000331

2000-08-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB