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Universal Cover Hinge

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000076735D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vokali, AG: AUTHOR

Abstract

The hinge 10 is designed so that the cover 12 and frame 14 on which the cover closes can be adjusted in any horizontal direction. The cover is connected to the hinge by a cover-hinge block 16, which has a pin 18 running therethrough forming the pivot point B about which the cover 12 rotates. An adapter 20, having an elongated arcuate slot 21 therein, is rotatably attached at one end to the pin 18. A pin 22 connected to a frame bracket 26 is locked into the slot 21. The universal horizontal adjustment cam be made by positioning the locking point of pin 22 along the slot 21, as well as rotating the adapter 20 about pivot point A. Thus, the cover may be adjusted in any direction horizontally to adapt to the frame member.

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Universal Cover Hinge

The hinge 10 is designed so that the cover 12 and frame 14 on which the cover closes can be adjusted in any horizontal direction. The cover is connected to the hinge by a cover-hinge block 16, which has a pin 18 running therethrough forming the pivot point B about which the cover 12 rotates. An adapter 20, having an elongated arcuate slot 21 therein, is rotatably attached at one end to the pin 18. A pin 22 connected to a frame bracket 26 is locked into the slot 21. The universal horizontal adjustment cam be made by positioning the locking point of pin 22 along the slot 21, as well as rotating the adapter 20 about pivot point A. Thus, the cover may be adjusted in any direction horizontally to adapt to the frame member. The pin 18 extends from both sides of the cover-hinge block so that the hinge is adaptable to either left or right-hand usage. The hinge is also adjustable vertically by the slots 24 in the frame bracket 26. The pin 22 is threaded on both ends for locking to the adapter 20, so that the part can be used for left or right-hand cover mounting. It will be appreciated that the cover can be easily adjusted in the field to fit the frame accurately.

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