Integration of vertical adjustability in an electric strike

  • US 8,146,966 B1
  • Filed: 03/27/2008
  • Issued: 04/03/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/28/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An electric strike adapted to operate with a latch assembly that includes a latch bolt, a dead latch and a latch faceplate, wherein said electric strike is adapted to be disposed in a door frame and said latch assembly is adapted to be disposed in a door, wherein said latch faceplate includes a planar surface, said electric strike comprising:

  • (a) a housing including a strike cavity, said housing having a longer longitudinal length than a housing width, wherein said strike cavity is configured for selectively receiving said latch bolt and said dead latch, and wherein said latch faceplate moves in a first direction relative to said housing when said latch bolt is selectively released from said strike cavity and said door is moved from a closed position away from said door frame in a door opening direction;

    (b) a strike faceplate connected to said housing; and

    (c) a ramp element connected to said housing, said ramp element is selectively positionable relative to said strike faceplate, said ramp element including a first ramp surface, a channel defined in said first ramp surface, and a longitudinal axis extending in a direction parallel to said first ramp surface and said longitudinal length of said housing along said ramp element,wherein said ramp element is selectively positionable relative to said strike faceplate along said longitudinal axis and in a plane parallel to said planar surface of said latch faceplate when said door is in said closed position and said strike cavity has received said dead latch thereby allowing for the selective adjustment of said channel so that said dead latch of said latch assembly is permitted to pass through said channel upon said movement of said latch faceplate in said first direction relative to said housing.

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