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(11)EP 3 524 760 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
30.09.2020 Bulletin 2020/40

(21)Application number: 19156165.3

(22)Date of filing:  08.02.2019
(51)Int. Cl.: 
E05C 1/06  (2006.01)
E05B 15/04  (2006.01)
E05B 63/06  (2006.01)

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LEVER LATCH

HEBELRASTE

LEVIER DE VERROUILLAGE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 08.02.2018 IT 201800002516

(43)Date of publication of application:
14.08.2019 Bulletin 2019/33

(73)Proprietor: OTLAV S.p.A
31025 Santa Lucia di Piave (TV) (IT)

(72)Inventor:
  • PICCOLO, Lorenzo
    31040 Giavera del Montello (TV) (IT)

(74)Representative: Gallo, Luca et al
Gallo & Partners S.r.l. Via Rezzonico, 6
35131 Padova
35131 Padova (IT)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-01/65039
GB-A- 748 188
US-B1- 9 145 718
CN-A- 102 943 802
US-A- 3 680 901
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Field of application



    [0001] The present invention regards a lever latch, in particular for hinged leaves, according to the preamble of the relative independent claim.

    [0002] The present latch is advantageously employable for fixing - to a fixed frame, to the floor or to the ceiling - hinged leaves for example of doors, front/security doors, French windows or the like.

    [0003] The present latch is advantageously intended to be used with double-leaf windows/shutters/doors, e.g. of semi-fixed type and flanking a door, of which one leaf is movable and one fixable by means of such latch in a closed position in which it is susceptible of receiving the movable leaf in abutment.

    [0004] The latch, subject of the present invention, is therefore inserted in the field of production of accessories for windows/shutters/doors.

    State of the art



    [0005] In the field of windows/shutters/doors, pairs of lever latches mounted on the section of a first leaf are widely known and diffused, generally in order to lock the leaf to the floor and to the ceiling - and against such section, a second movable leaf is susceptible of abutting when it reaches the closed position.

    [0006] Several embodiments of lever latches are for example described in the patents IT 1258498, IT 1392432, GB 748188 and EP 537122.

    [0007] In particular, lever latches are known of the type comprising a support body, which is mounted embedded in a counter-shaped longitudinal seat made in the section of the first leaf at its thickness, and an actuation lever in turn housed in a seat of the support body and pivoted thereto around a transverse axis.

    [0008] The latch then comprises a spring, which at one end is pivoted to the actuation lever in a position distal from the rotation pin of the actuation lever, and at the other end is fixed to a locking rod (bolt) provided at its opposite end with a push rod intended to be inserted in a hole obtained in the fixed frame of the window/shutter/door or directly in the ground floor.

    [0009] In operation, by rotating the actuation lever on the support body around the rotation pin, usually between two positions placed at 180 degrees from each other, the spring is driven forward and backward along the extension of the support body, consequently driving the push rod of the latch between a position projecting from the support body, in which the push rod is inserted in the hole of the fixed frame or of the floor in order to retain the leaf rigidly immobilized, and a retracted position, in which the push rod exits from the hole and therefore consequently frees the movement of the leaf.

    [0010] Similar lever latches are disclosed in patents WO 01/65039 A1, US 9 145 718 B1 and US 3 680 901 A.

    [0011] The lever latches of the type briefly described above have in practice shown that they do not lack drawbacks.

    [0012] A first drawback lies in the fact that there is the particular need in the field of reference to adjust the length of that portion of locking rod that exits from the support body in order to allow engaging doors with the floor or with the frame, having made the milling on the thickness of the door in different positions, or having left slits of different height below the door or also having made holes of different depth in the frame or in the floor.

    [0013] A second drawback lies in the fact that the locking rod is generally made of circular section and this involves a rather high bulk of the support body that houses the rod, which in turn requires carrying out a deep milling on the thickness of the leaf so as to completely embed it; such milling on small thicknesses of the leaf becomes problematic since it risks causing cracks in the wood.

    [0014] A further third drawback lies in the fact that the latches of known type rotatably have limited push rod travel between the two projecting and retracted positions, which do not allow retaining and freeing the leaf in a fully suitably manner.

    [0015] In order to at least partly overcome these drawbacks, lever latches are known which connect the spring to the locking rod in an adjustable manner, since a nose projecting from the rod is provided that is susceptible of being selectively engaged in different aligned holes made on the spring. Such latch has the drawback of requiring an adjustment operation that is rather difficult to execute and only possible with latch disassembled from the door.

    [0016] In general, the latches known up to now are composed of a high number of components and are complicated and costly to make.

    Presentation of the invention



    [0017] In this situation, the main object of the present invention is therefore that of overcoming the drawbacks manifested by the abovementioned solutions of known type, by providing a lever latch which allows easily adjusting the length of the projecting portion of the locking rod which is extended outside the support body thereof.

    [0018] A further object of the present invention is to provide a lever latch that allows achieving the aforesaid adjustment of the projecting portion with latch fully mounted on the door.

    [0019] A further object of the present invention is to provide a lever latch which can be embedded within the thickness of the section of a leaf without compromising the mechanical strength of the same leaf.

    [0020] A further object of the present invention is to provide a lever latch of limited size, in particular such to make it compatible with all windows/shutters/doors.

    [0021] A further object of the present invention is to provide a lever latch whose locking rod is capable of achieving a travel of improved length between its projecting and retracted positions.

    [0022] A further object of the present invention is to provide a lever latch that is structurally robust and durable over time.

    [0023] A further object of the present invention is to provide a lever latch that is structurally simple and inexpensive to make.

    [0024] A further object of the present invention is to provide a lever latch that is simple to install and to adjust.

    Brief description of the figures



    [0025] The technical characteristics of the invention, according to the aforesaid objects, can be clearly seen in the contents of the below-reported claims and the advantages thereof will be more evident from the following detailed description, made with reference to the enclosed drawings, which represent a merely exemplifying and non-limiting embodiment of the invention in which:
    • figure 1 shows a perspective view of the lever latch, subject of the present invention, with its locking rod in a position projecting from its support body;
    • figure 2 shows a plan view of the lever latch illustrated in figure 1;
    • figure 3 shows a sectional view of the lever latch illustrated in figure 2 according to the trace III - III of the same figure 2;
    • figure 4 shows a perspective view of the lever latch, subject of the present invention, with its locking rod in a position partially retracted from its support body;
    • figure 5 shows a plan view of the lever latch illustrated in figure 4;
    • figure 6 shows a sectional view of the lever latch illustrated in figure 4 according to the trace VI - VI of the same figure 5;
    • figure 7 shows a perspective view of the lever latch, subject of the present invention, with its locking rod in retracted position and completely housed in the support body;
    • figure 8 shows a plan view of the lever latch illustrated in figure 7;
    • figure 9 shows a sectional view of the lever latch illustrated in figure 7 according to the trace IX - IX of the same figure 8;
    • figure 10 shows a perspective view of the lever latch, subject of the present invention, with the actuation lever of the locking rod being adjusted having its first pin disengaged from the opposite seats made on lateral walls of the support body 2;
    • figure 11 shows a sectional view of the lever latch illustrated in figure 10, carried out along the middle longitudinal plane, i.e. along the same plane of figures 3, 6 and 9;
    • figure 12 shows a perspective and exploded view of the lever latch, subject of the present invention;
    • figure 13 shows a perspective view of the lever latch, subject of the present invention, mounted on a leaf and with its locking rod in a position projecting from its support body.

    Detailed description



    [0026] In accordance with the enclosed figures, reference number 1 overall indicates the lever latch, subject of the present invention.

    [0027] The lever latch 1 is intended to be preferably employed for locking a "semi-fixed" leaf of a door, of a front/security door, of a French window or of another similar window/shutter/door, provided with another movable leaf intended to abut against said semi-fixed leaf.

    [0028] Of course, without departing from the protective scope of the present invention, the lever latch 1, subject of the present invention, can be analogously employed on any one window/shutter/door, in particular constituted by a hinged leaf, in order to retain it with respect to a fixed frame or with respect to the floor.

    [0029] More in detail the lever latch 1 comprises, in a per se known manner, a support body 2, preferably made of metal material, which is susceptible of being embedded in a shaped cavity of a leaf (indicated with 100 in figure 12), e.g. with external slot form.

    [0030] Such support body 2 appears as a box-like body provided with an elongated main extension in a longitudinal direction Y between a first and a second termination, respectively indicated with 2A and 2B, and comprises two lateral walls 3 and 4, parallel to and opposite each other, which delimit, preferably together with a bottom 5, preferably starting from the first termination 2A, a containment chamber 6, which is open at the top in opposite direction with respect to the bottom 5.

    [0031] Along its longitudinal extension Y, for at least one section starting from its second termination 2B, the support body 2 defines a guide 7, which is in communication at a first end with the containment chamber 6 and at the other second end is provided with an outlet opening 70.

    [0032] The lever latch 1 also comprises an actuation lever 8, which is hinged to the support body 2 within the containment chamber 6 by means of a first pin 9 arranged along a first transverse axis X and engaged at its ends in opposite seats 10 made on the lateral walls 3, 4 of the support body 2.

    [0033] Then, an elongated plate-like spring 11 is provided that is engaged at a first end 11A with a second pin 12 associated with the actuation lever 8 according to a second transverse axis X' parallel to the first transverse axis X of the first pin 9 and arranged in distal position with respect to such first transverse axis X towards the free end of the actuation lever 8.

    [0034] The lever latch 1 also consists of a locking rod 13, which is slidably engaged in the guide 7 of the support body 2.

    [0035] More in detail, such locking rod 13 is provided with a first free termination 13A (push rod), possibly tapered, susceptible of being engaged in a hole of a fixed frame or of a floor, and with a second termination 13B fixed to the second end 11B of the elongated plate-like spring 11.

    [0036] In operation, the actuation lever 8 is manually actuatable to rotate around the first pin 9 between a first angular end stop position A, in which the free end 13A of the locking rod 13 projects from the outlet opening 70 of the guide 7, and a second angular end stop position B, in which the locking rod 13 is more retracted in the guide 7, for example having the free end 13A contained in the guide 7 or even only in proximity to the outlet opening 70 of the guide 7.

    [0037] The two angular end stop positions A and B are substantially opposite, i.e. they are obtained by rotating the actuation lever 8 by 180 degrees in one sense and in the opposite sense.

    [0038] In such angular end stop positions A and B, the actuation lever 8 is contained within the containment chamber 6 on opposite sides with respect to the first pin 9.

    [0039] According to the idea underlying the present invention, the lateral walls 3, 4 of the support body 2 are provided with a plurality of opposite seats 10 that are aligned along the longitudinal direction Y of the support body 2, and are susceptible of selectively receiving the ends of the first pin 9 in order to vary the position of said actuation lever 8 and of the locking rod 13 along the longitudinal extension direction Y of the support body 2.

    [0040] Advantageously, simply by moving the hinging position of the first pin 9 between the different pairs of opposite seats 10 that are transversely aligned on the walls 3 and 4 of the support body, it is easily possible to adjust the length with which the locking rod projects from the outlet opening 70 of the guide 7, when the actuation lever 8 is placed in the first angular end stop position A and correspondingly the free termination 13A of the locking rod is in projecting position.

    [0041] By moving the position of the first pin 9 of the actuation lever 8, also the position of the locking rod 13 connected to the actuation lever 8 is moved by means of the elongated plate-like spring 11.

    [0042] Preferably, or in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the opposite seats 10 are open at the top, i.e. towards the upper opening of the containment chamber 6 of the support body 2.

    [0043] In this manner, advantageously, the ends of the first pin 9 can be easily inserted in the pairs of opposite seats 10 starting from the top, i.e. from the exterior of the containment chamber 6 towards its interior, i.e. towards its bottom 5 (if present).

    [0044] In figures 10 and 11, it is possible to easily appreciate the ease of moving the first pin 9 between the different pairs of opposite seats 10, simply by overcoming the force of the plate-like spring 11 for the time necessary for moving the same pin 9. Once moved into the desired seat 10, the pin 9 will be maintained herein by the compression force towards the seat 10 exerted by the same plate-like spring 11.

    [0045] Preferably, the elongated plate-like spring 11 is shaped for acting on the first pin 9 so as to elastically force it towards the interior of the seats 10.

    [0046] In this mode, advantageously, the first pin 9 remains engaged in the respective opposite seats 10 without being able to exit therefrom, if not by following a manual action that overcomes the elastic resistance action of the spring in order to move the first pin 9 into another pair of opposite seats 10.

    [0047] Otherwise or jointly, in accordance with an embodiment not illustrated in the enclosed figures, the inlet mouth of the opposite seats 10 can be slightly reduced in order to allow the entrance of the ends of the first pin 9 only with an effort aimed to make them go beyond the aforesaid inlet mouth of the pair of opposite seats 10 via elastic deformation. In his manner, the first pin will be stably fixed in its selected position.

    [0048] The guide 7 for the locking rod is advantageously in the form of a through channel, which is defined between the lateral walls 3, 4 that are parallel to each other, by the bottom 5 and by an upper wall 71. Both the upper wall 71 and the bottom wall 5 can have one or more windows, respectively indicated with 72 and 52 for an easy molding of the support body 2.

    [0049] The guide in through channel form is therefore, for example, open at the top or bottom at such windows 72 and 52 provided at contiguous portions of the support body 2.

    [0050] The elongated plate-like spring 11 unloads, on the upper wall of the through channel 71 of the guide 7 and through the locking rod 13, the elastic force adapted to determine the moment that it exerts on the actuation lever 8 for pushing it towards the interior of the containment chamber 6.

    [0051] Advantageously, in accordance with the embodiment illustrated in the enclosed figures, the elongated plate-like spring 11 is shaped with an annular portion 110 placed at its first end 11A, which is wound around the second pin 12. Advantageously, such annular portion is not circumferentially closed, having a lower opening in order to allow the forced insertion of the second pin 12 at its interior.

    [0052] The elongated plate-like spring 11 also comprises, in an intermediate position thereof, a first concave portion 111 directed towards the interior of the containment chamber 6 and susceptible of receiving the first pin 9 of the actuation lever 8 when the latter is in the second angular end stop position B.

    [0053] Advantageously, the elongated plate-like spring 11 finally comprises a flattened terminal portion 112 at its second end 11B, which is surmounted on the second termination 13B, also flattened, of the locking rod 13.

    [0054] In this manner, the elongated plate-like spring 11 and the locking rod 13 are superimposed with their two flattened portions limiting the bulk and thus in the end the thickness of the lever latch 1.

    [0055] Advantageously, the flattened terminal portion 112 of the elongated plate-like spring 11 and the flattened second termination 13B of the locking rod 13 are fixed to each other by fixing means 50, e.g. screw fixing means, or they are provided with aligned holes engaged for example by a rivet.

    [0056] The locking rod 13 can advantageously comprise a window 14, which allows the passage of a fixing screw (not illustrated) for fixing the latch in the seat made in the leaf 100, regarding which in the figures the seat 101 is indicated for the screw on the bottom 5. Such window 14 can also allow forcibly acting with a tool in order to move the locking rod 13 slidably in the guide 7 if the same locking rod 13 is jammed or the actuation lever 8 is unusable.

    [0057] Advantageously, moreover, the actuation lever 8 comprises two longitudinal shoulders 80 connected to each other by the first and second pins 9, 12, which are longitudinally extended along the extension of the support body 2, parallel to each other.

    [0058] Preferably, the two longitudinal shoulders 80 are also joined by an upper wall 81 opposite the containment chamber 6 and advantageously provided only at the free end of the actuation lever 8 so as to define an opening at the base of the actuation lever 8 at the first pin adapted to allow an improved penetration of the elongated plate-like spring 11 in the actuation lever 8, as better specified hereinbelow.

    [0059] The actuation lever 8 is susceptible of receiving, between its two shoulders 80, the terminal section of the elongated plate-like spring 11 towards its first end 11A when it is in the first angular end stop position A. In this manner, the lever latch 1 can maintain the bulk of its thickness extremely limited, allowing limiting the milling operations for the window/shutter/door for making the cavity necessary for housing the support body 2 of the latch 1.

    [0060] In addition, the elongated plate-like spring 11 comprises, between the annular portion 110 and the first concave portion 111, also a second concave portion 113, in this case with concavity directed towards the exterior of the containment chamber 6.

    [0061] In this manner, when the actuation lever 8 is in the first angular end stop position A, it is susceptible of receiving between its two shoulders 80 both the annular portion 110 and the first concave portion 111 of the elongated plate-like spring 11, with the second pin 12 that is simultaneously housed in the second concave portion 113 of the elongated plate-like spring 11.


    Claims

    1. Lever latch for locking a leaf, which comprises:

    - a support body (2), which is susceptible of being embedded in a shaped cavity of a leaf, and is provided with:

    - an elongated main extension in a longitudinal direction (Y),

    - at least two opposite lateral walls (3, 4) delimiting a containment chamber (6) open at the top;

    - a guide (7) in communication at a first end with said containment chamber (6) and provided at the other second end with an outlet opening (70);

    - an actuation lever (8), which is hinged to said support body (2) within said containment chamber (6) by means of a first pin (9) arranged along a first transverse axis (X) and engaged at its ends in opposite seats (10), made on the lateral walls (3,4) of said support body (2);

    - an elongated plate-like spring (11) engaged at a first end (11A) with a second pin (12) mechanically associated with said actuation lever (8) having a second transverse axis (X') and arranged at a distal position with respect to said first transverse axis (X);

    - a locking rod (13), slidably engaged in the guide (7) of said support body (2), and provided:

    - with a first free termination (13A) susceptible of being engaged in a hole of a fixed frame or of a floor and

    - with a second termination (13B) fixed to the second end (11B) of said elongated plate-like spring (11);

    said actuation lever (8) being actuatable to rotate around said first pin (9) between a first angular end stop position (A), in which the first free termination (13A) of said locking rod (13) projects from the outlet opening (70) of said guide (7), and a second angular end stop position (B), in which said locking rod (13) is more retracted in said guide (7),
    characterized in that:
    the lateral walls (3, 4) of said support body (2) are provided with a plurality of opposite seats (10) aligned along the longitudinal direction (Y) of said support body (2), and susceptible of selectively receiving the ends of said first pin (9) in order to vary the position of said actuation lever (8) and of said locking rod (13) along the longitudinal direction (Y) of said support body (2).
     
    2. Lever latch according to claim 1, characterized in that said opposite seats (10) are open towards the upper opening of the containment chamber (6) of said support body (2).
     
    3. Lever latch according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that said elongated plate-like spring (11) acts on said first pin (9), elastically forcing it towards the interior of said opposite seats (10).
     
    4. Lever latch according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that said guide (7) comprises a through channel (71) provided with an inlet section (71A) and with an outlet section (71B) traversed to size by said locking rod (8).
     
    5. Lever latch according to claims 3 and 4, characterized in that said elongated plate-like spring (11) unloads, on said through channel (71) through said locking rod (13), the elastic force of the moment exerted on said actuation lever (8) towards the interior of said containment chamber (6).
     
    6. Lever latch according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that said elongated plate-like spring (11) comprises, at its first end (11A), an annular portion (110) wound around said second pin (12).
     
    7. Lever latch according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that said elongated plate-like spring (11) comprises in an intermediate position thereof a first concave portion (111) directed towards the interior of said containment chamber (6) and susceptible of receiving the first pin (9) of said actuation lever (8) when the latter is in said second angular end stop position (B).
     
    8. Lever latch according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that said actuation lever (8) comprises two longitudinal shoulders (80) joined together by said first and second pin (9, 12) which are parallel to each other and transverse to the extension direction of said support body (2).
     
    9. Lever latch according to claims 6, 7 and 8, characterized in that said elongated plate-like spring (11) comprises, between said annular portion (110) and said first concave portion (111), a second concave portion (113) directed towards the exterior of said containment chamber (6); said actuation lever (8) being susceptible of receiving the annular portion (110) and the first concave portion (111) of said elongated plate-like spring (11) when the latter is in said first angular end stop position (A), with said second pin (12) housed in said second concave portion (113).
     
    10. Lever latch according to claim 1, characterized in that said actuation lever (8) is contained within said containment chamber (6) on opposite sides with respect to said first pin (9) in said two opposite angular end stop positions (A, B).
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Hebelraste zum Sperren eines Flügels, die Folgendes umfasst:

    - Einen Trägerkörper (2), der geeignet ist, in eine profilierten Kavität eines Flügels einbettet zu werden und versehen ist, mit:

    - einem länglichen Hauptverlauf in einer Längsrichtung (Y),

    - mindestens zwei gegenüberliegenden Seitenwänden (3, 4) die eine an der Oberseite offene Aufnahmekammer (6) begrenzen;

    - einer an einem ersten Ende mit der genannten Aufnahmekammer (6) verbundenen und an dem anderen zweiten Ende mit einer Austrittsöffnung (70) ausgestatteten Führung (7);

    - einem Betätigungshebel (8), der an dem genannten Trägerkörper (2) in der genannten Aufnahmekammer (6) mittels eines entlang einer ersten Querachse (X) angeordneten und an seinen Enden in gegenüberliegenden Sitzen (10) an den Außenwänden (3, 4) des genannten Trägerkörpers (2) eingerückten Stifts (9) verankert ist;

    - einer länglichen, plattenförmigen Feder (11), die an einem ersten Ende (11A) mit einem mechanisch mit dem genannten Betätigungshebel (8) verbundenen zweiten Stift (12) gekuppelt ist, der eine zweite Querachse (X') aufweist und im Verhältnis zu der genannten ersten Querachse (X) in einer distalen Position angeordnet ist;

    - einer verschiebbar in der Führung (7) des genannten Trägerkörpers (2) gekuppelten Verschlussstange (13), die ausgestattet ist mit:

    - einem ersten freien Abschluss (13A), der geeignet ist, in einer Öffnung eines festen Rahmens oder Bodens in Eingriff gebracht zu werden, und

    - mit einem an dem zweiten Ende (11B) der genannten länglichen, plattenähnlichen Feder (11) befestigten zweiten Abschluss (13B);

    wobei der genannte Betätigungshebel (8) betätigt werden kann, um um den genannten ersten Stift (9) zwischen einer ersten winkligen Endanschlagposition (A), in der der erste freie Abschluss (13A) der genannten Verschlussstange (13) von der Austrittsöffnung (70) der genannten Führung (7) vorsteht, und einer zweiten winkligen Endanschlagposition (B), in der die genannte Verschlussstange (13) weiter in die genannte Führung (7) zurückgezogen ist, zu drehen,
    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass:
    die Seitenwände (3, 4) des genannten Trägerkörpers (2) mit einer Vielzahl entlang der Längsrichtung (Y) des genannten Trägerkörpers (2) ausgerichteter gegenüberliegender Sitze (10) versehen und geeignet sind, wahlweise die Enden des genannten ersten Stifts (9) aufzunehmen, um die Position des genannten Betätigungshebels (8) der genannten Verschlussstange (13) entlang der Längsrichtung (Y) des genannten Trägerkörpers (2) zu variieren.
     
    2. Hebelraste nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die genannten gegenüberliegenden Sitze (10) zu der oberen Öffnung der Aufnahmekammer (6) des genannten Trägerkörpers (2) geöffnet sind.
     
    3. Hebelraste nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die genannte längliche, plattenähnliche Feder (11) auf den genannten ersten Stift (9) wirkt und diesen so elastisch zur Innenseite der genannten gegenüberliegenden Sitze (10) treibt.
     
    4. Hebelraste nach einem beliebigen der vorangegangenen Ansprüche, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die genannte Führung (7) einen durchgehenden Kanal (71) umfasst, der mit einem Eintrittsabschnitt (71A) und mit einem Austrittsabschnitt (71B) ausgestattet ist, der passgenau von der genannten Verschlussstange (8) überquert wird.
     
    5. Hebelraste nach Anspruch 3 und 4, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die genannte längliche, plattenähnliche Feder (11) auf dem genannten durchgehenden Kanal (71) über die genannte Verschlussstange (13) die Federkraft des auf den genannten Betätigungshebel (8) ausgeübten Moments zum Inneren der genannten Aufnahmekammer (6) entlastet.
     
    6. Hebelraste nach einem beliebigen der vorangegangenen Ansprüche, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die genannte längliche, plattenähnliche Feder (11) an ihrem ersten Ende (11A) einen um den genannten zweiten Stift (12) gewundenen ringförmigen Abschnitt (110) umfasst.
     
    7. Hebelraste nach einem beliebigen der vorangegangenen Ansprüche, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die genannte längliche, plattenähnliche Feder (11) in einer Zwischenposition derselben einen zur Innenseite der genannten Aufnahmekammer (6) gerichteten ersten konkaven Abschnitt (111) umfasst, der geeignet ist, den ersten Stift (9) des genannten Betätigungshebels (8) aufzunehmen, wenn Letzterer sich in der genannten zweiten winkligen Endanschlagposition (B) befindet.
     
    8. Hebelraste nach einem beliebigen der vorangegangenen Ansprüche, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der genannte Betätigungshebel (8) zwei von dem genannten ersten und zweiten Stift (9, 12) verbundene Längsschultern (80) umfasst, die parallel zueinander und quer zur Verlaufsrichtung des genannten Trägerkörpers (2) sind.
     
    9. Hebelraste nach Anspruch 6, 7 und 8, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die genannte längliche, plattenähnliche Feder (11) zwischen dem genannten ringförmigen Abschnitt (110) und dem genannten ersten konkaven Abschnitt (111) einen zur Außenseite der genannten Aufnahmekammer (6) gerichteten zweiten konkaven Abschnitt (113) umfasst; wobei der genannte Betätigungshebel (8) geeignet ist, den ringförmigen Abschnitt (110) und den ersten konkaven Abschnitt (111) der genannten länglichen, plattenähnlichen Feder (11) aufzunehmen, wenn Letztere sich bei in dem genannten zweiten konkaven Abschnitt (113) untergebrachtem zweiten Stift (12) in der genannten ersten winkligen Endanschlagposition (A) befindet.
     
    10. Hebelraste nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der genannte Betätigungshebel (8) in der genannten Aufnahmekammer (6) auf gegenüberliegenden Seiten im Verhältnis zu dem genannten ersten Stift (9) in den genannten beiden gegenüberliegenden winkligen Endanschlagpositionen (A, B) enthalten ist.
     


    Revendications

    1. Levier de verrouillage pour bloquer un battant, qui comprend :

    - un corps de support (2), qui est susceptible d'être inséré dans une cavité formée d'un battant, et est muni :

    - d'une extension principale allongée dans une direction longitudinale (Y),

    - d'au moins deux parois latérales opposées (3, 4) délimitant une chambre de confinement (6) ouverte à la partie supérieure ;

    - une coulisse (7) en communication à la première extrémité avec ladite chambre de confinement (6) et agencée à l'autre deuxième extrémité avec une ouverture de sortie (70);

    - un levier de commande (8), qui est articulé audit corps de support (2) à l'intérieur de ladite chambre de confinement (6) au moyen d'un premier goujon (9) disposé le long d'un premier axe transversal (X) et mis en prise à ses extrémités dans des emplacements opposés (10), définis sur les parois latérales (3, 4) dudit corps de support (2) ;

    - un ressort en forme de plaque allongée (11) mis en prise à une première extrémité (11A) avec un deuxième goujon (12) associé de façon mécanique audit levier de commande (8) ayant un deuxième axe transversal (X') et disposé dans une position distale par rapport audit premier axe transversal (X) ;

    - une tige de verrouillage (13), mise en prise de façon coulissante dans la coulisse (7) dudit corps de support (2), et munie :

    - d'une première terminaison libre (13A) susceptible d'être mise en prise dans un orifice d'un châssis fixe ou d'un plancher et

    - d'une deuxième terminaison (13B) fixée à la deuxième extrémité (11B) dudit ressort en forme de plaque allongée (11) ;

    ledit levier de commande (8) étant actionnable pour pivoter autour dudit premier goujon (9) entre une première position de blocage finale angulaire (A), dans laquelle la première terminaison libre (13A) de ladite tige de verrouillage (13) fait saillie de l'ouverture de sortie (70) de ladite coulisse (7), et une deuxième position de blocage finale angulaire (B), dans laquelle ladite tige de verrouillage (13) est plus rétractée dans ladite coulisse (7),
    caractérisé en ce que :
    les parois latérales (3, 4) dudit corps de support (2) sont munies d'une pluralité d'emplacements opposés (10) alignés le long de la direction longitudinale (Y) dudit corps de support (2), et susceptibles de recevoir de manière sélective les extrémités dudit premier goujon (9) afin de modifier la position dudit corps de support (2).
     
    2. Levier de verrouillage selon la revendication 1, caractérisé en ce que lesdits emplacements opposés (10) sont ouverts vers l'ouverture supérieure de la chambre de confinement (6) dudit corps de support (2).
     
    3. Levier de verrouillage selon la revendication 1 ou 2, caractérisé en ce que ledit ressort en forme de plaque allongée (11) agit sur ledit premier goujon (9), en le forçant élastiquement vers la partie intérieure desdits emplacements opposés (10).
     
    4. Levier de verrouillage selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, caractérisé en ce que ladite coulisse (7) comprend un canal de passage (71) muni d'une section d'entrée (71A) et d'une section de sortie (71B) traversé aux côtés par ledit tige de verrouillage (8).
     
    5. Levier de verrouillage selon les revendications 3 et 4, caractérisé en ce que ledit ressort en forme de plaque allongée (11) libère, sur ledit canal de passage (71) à travers ladite tige de verrouillage (13), la force élastique du moment appliquée sur ledit levier de commande (8) vers la partie intérieure de ladite chambre de confinement (6).
     
    6. Levier de verrouillage selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, caractérisé en ce que ledit ressort en forme de plaque allongée (11) comprend, à sa première extrémité (11A), une partie annulaire (110) enroulée autour dudit deuxième goujon (12).
     
    7. Levier de verrouillage selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, caractérisé en ce que ledit ressort en forme de plaque allongée (11) comprend une position intermédiaire relative d'une première partie concave (111) orientée vers la partie intérieure de ladite chambre de confinement (6) et susceptible de recevoir le premier goujon (9) dudit levier de commande (8) lorsque ce dernier se trouve dans ladite deuxième position de blocage finale angulaire (B).
     
    8. Levier de verrouillage selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, caractérisé en ce que ledit levier de commande (8) comprend deux épaulements longitudinaux (80) unis ensemble par ledit premier et deuxième goujon (9, 12) qui sont parallèles l'un à l'autre et transversaux à la direction d'extension dudit corps de support (2).
     
    9. Levier de verrouillage selon les revendications 6, 7 et 8, caractérisé en ce que ledit ressort en forme de plaque allongée (11) comprend, entre ladite partie annulaire (110) et ladite première partie concave (111), une deuxième partie concave (113) orientée vers la partie extérieure de ladite chambre de confinement (6) ; ledit levier de commande (8) étant susceptible de recevoir la partie annulaire (110) et la première partie concave (111) dudit ressort en forme de plaque allongée (11) lorsque ce dernier se trouve dans ladite première position de blocage finale angulaire (A), avec ledit deuxième goujon (12) logé dans ladite deuxième partie concave (113).
     
    10. Levier de verrouillage selon la revendication 1, caractérisé en ce que ledit levier de commande (8) est contenu à l'intérieur de ladite chambre de confinement (6) sur des côtés opposés par rapport audit premier goujon (9) dans lesdites deux positions de blocage finales angulaires (A, B).
     




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