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EASILY REMOVABLE AND LOCKABLE HINGE PIN

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027493D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is an improved hinge and pin assembly. A representative example of the hinge and pin assembly is shown in the figure and comprises a hinge (1) piece constructed of a rigid material such as sheet metal, engineering plastic, or a composite material; and a pin (2) piece which is accommodated in the cavity (3) created by the curled or wrapped hinge

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

EASILY REMOVABLE AND LOCKABLE Proposed Classification HINGE PIN
Wayne G. Hulbert
Harold 0. Greene

U. S. C1.411/100 Int. C1. F16b 39/02

Disclosed is an improved hinge and pin assembly. A representative example of the hinge and pin assembly is shown in the figure and comprises a hinge (1) piece constructed of a rigid material such as sheet metal, engineering plastic, or a composite material; and a pin
(2) piece which is accommodated in the cavity (3) created by the curled or wrapped hinge

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EASILY REMOVABLE AND LOCKABLE HINGE PIN (CONT'D)

end. Two slots (4) opposite one another in the wrapped end of the hinge end engage the opposing snaps (5) of the pin and lock the pin into position when properly inserted into the hinge. The pin (2) can be easily removed from the hinge if desired by squeezing or pinching together the flexible wings (6) of the pin. The pin is preferably made of a resilient flexible lightweight plastic. The assembly is useful in hanging various doors, panels, covers, and the like, for example, on printers and copiers.

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