Door hinge for a covered arrangement between door post and door

  • US 6,829,808 B2
  • Filed: 10/30/2002
  • Issued: 12/14/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A hinge for hidden installation between a door post and a door, both having recesses formed therein, comprising(a) first and second mounting bases for insertion in recesses in the door post and in the door;

  • (b) at least two connectors disposed on surfaces of said mounting bases, wherein the connectors arranged in the first mounting base are adjustably arranged in a guiding recess in a vertical or horizontal direction, and the connectors arranged in the second mounting base are arranged so as to be adjustable orthogonally in relation to a front face of said hinge;

    (c) a first hinge bracket comprising first and second fork arms defining an open space and an integrally-formed adjourning rearward connecting section connecting said fork arms, said connecting section and said fork arms being mounted on said connectors; and

    (d) a second hinge bracket comprising a middle element and integrally-formed first and second end segments connected to and projecting upwards and downwards respectively from each end of said middle element, said middle element being inserted in said open space and being rotatably mounted on said fork arms, said first and second hinge brackets cooperating with and pivotally connected to each other for movement about a first vertical axis of rotation, said first hinge bracket having an end segment mounted on the first mounting base so as to pivot about a second vertical axis of rotation and having another end segment guided for longitudinal movement on the second mounting base, said end segment of said second hinge bracket being mounted on the second mounting base so as to pivot about a second vertical axis of rotation and said second end segment of said second hinge bracket being guided for longitudinal movement on the first mounting base, said connectors having upper and lower parts, supporting said end segments, and said hinge brackets extending vertically over a same level of height.

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