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Патент USA US3057015

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Oct. 9, 1962
Filed Oct. 3. 1960
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door. In practice, there are two of these plates mounted
on opposite edges of the door. ‘The section 12 is made
with a central hole 13 which is connected to the forward
edge by a slotted opening 14 which is of less width than
the diameter of the hole 13.
In combination with the above plate, I propose to use
Albert Arthur Dishaw, 1433 Isabelle Ave.,
Mountain View, Calif.
Filed Oct. 3, 1960, Ser. No. 60,153
3 Claims. (Cl. 16-105)
particularly with quick disconnect hangers for pocket
sliding doors.
Patented Oct. 9, .1962
This invention relates to building hardware and deals
a specially formed bolt B to form a quick disconnect for
locking the bolt in the plate. It will be observed that
the bolt B has a screw threaded stem 15 which terminates
10 at the lower end in an annular shoulder or hub 16 be
may be one or more of these doors which slides into the
low which is attached a ?anged head 17 having notches
18 on the periphery. In assembling the parts, the stem
15 passes through the slot 14 in the plate P and the
annular shoulder 16 is pushed up into the hole 13 there
Brie?y stated, it is the primary object of this invention
to the top of a door D by screws 22 and the bolt B may
The pocket sliding door consists essentially of a regula
tion door panel connected to overhead rollers arranged
to slide the door into and out ‘of a wall pocket. There
same pocket, or there may be one door for each pocket. 15 by locking the bolt in place. The means ‘for holding the
bolt up in place may take a variety of forms, but I pre
In any case, the problem lies in the means for connecting
fer to use a thin ?at spring member S shown in FIG
the door to the rollers. It is known to those versed in
URE 6. This may he slipped under the lower side of
the art of sliding doors, that the pocket into which the
the ?anged head 17 on the bolt B and is so formed that
door slides is closely ?tted to the door by stops, as is also
the top of the door. It is also known that these doors 20 it will normally exert an upward pressure on the bolt. It
may be held in place by forming a slight upward extru
must be adjusted to line up with the opening to make an
sion 19 in the central portion which will ?t into a small
effective closure for the opening.
depression 20 on the bottom of the bolt B. The down
The invention to be hereinafter described and claimed
wardly extending portion 21 on the spring S is adapted
provides a hanger for doors of the above type which em
to come against the edge of the door and form a stop
bodies a quick disconnect from the rollers in combina
for the spring. It also provides for easy removal of the
tion with a means for adjusting the door to the opening
which may be used e?ectively without removing any struc
In mounting the hanger on doors, the plate P is secured
tural part of the opening including the stops.
to provide a hanger of the character described which 30 be ‘mounted in the plate at ‘the time the plate is mounted,
or, as preferred, the bolt B is mounted in a carriage C
will permit a sliding door to be disconnected from the
which carries rollers 23 that are supported on a track
rollers by merely lifting the door and moving the door
24, the track in turn being supported on a structural
and the roller carriage relative to each other.
member 25. The stem 15 of the bolt B passes through a
Another object is to provide ‘a hanger for sliding doors
wherein the vertical position of the (door may be regulated 35 screw threaded vertical hole in the central portion of the
carriage C substantially as shown in FIGURES 1 and 2.
without disturbing any ?nished parts of the opening. To
From the foregoing, it is apparent that the load is carried
accomplish this, I propose to‘ put the means for turning
on the ‘bolt B and that B being detachably connected to the
the screw threaded bolt which supports the door in the
P the door may be disconnected ‘from the carriage
roller carriage at the top of the door where it may be
reached and operated through the space left between the 40 by merely raising front edge of the door D until the
shoulder 16 drops below the hole 13 whereupon either
door and the stop.
the door or the carriage may be moved to pass the stem
Other objects and advantages will become apparent as
15 through the slotted opening 14 and drop the door
the description proceeds in conjunction with the draw
from the rollers. It is also obvious that the slotted ?ange
ing in which:
45 17 being at the lower end of the bolt B, the adjustments
FIGURE 1 is a side view of my hanger as it would
appear when supporting a door on a roller track;
FIGURE 2 is an end view of the same;
for height of the door may be made trom the bottom of
the bolt thereby eliminating provision for allowing the
bolt to pass into the top of the door. It will also be ob
FIGURE 3 is atop perspective view showing my hanger
served that the ?angcd head 17 extends beyond the edges
mounted on the top of a door;
FIGURE 4 is a perspective view of the plate that goes 50 of the plate section 12 thereby presenting the notches so
they may be reached and moved through slots 26 or
on the top of a door;
dinarily left between the sides of the door B and conven
tional stops 27.
A quick disconnect of the above character, will not
FIGURE 5 is -a perspective view of the bolt with a
?anlged slotted head that connects the door to the roller
FIGURE 6 is a perspective view of the spring member
that goes beneath the bolt to hold it in place;
FIGURE 7 is a cross section substantially on the line
7-—7 of FIGURE 3.
only provide means for quickly and easily adjusting slid
ing doors to ?t openings, but will also provide means for
quickly and easily removing the doors for inspection and
I claim:
1. A hanger for sliding doors comprising a plate
to be mounted on the top of a door, said plate
essentially three members, a base plate, generally desig
having a section thereof spaced above the top of said
nated P, shown in FIGURE 4, a threaded bolt B with a
door and substantially parallel thereto, there being a cir
specially shaped head in FIGURE 5, and a spring mem
hole through the central part of said raised portion
ber S, in FIGURE 6. These are shown assembled in
65 of said plate and a slot in said portion of less width than
the diameter of said hole connecting said hole to the
Taking up the members in the order stated, it will be
end of said raised portion with the slot running substan
noted that the base plate P is made from a strip of metal
tially parallel to the face of said door, a screw threaded
of suitable thickness and width and is adapted to be
bolt, the diameter of which will pass through said slot,
mounted on the top of a door through holes 11. The
plate is bent upwardly in the central portion to hold one 70 said bolt having an annular hub on one end, the diameter
of which ?ts within said hole, and a ?anged head on the
section 12 spaced above the top of the door, the end of
bolt below said hub having notches in the periphery
which section is mounted ?ush with one edge of the
Referring to the drawing, and particularly to FIGURES
3, 4, 5, and 6, it will be seen that my invention comprises 60
thereof, said ?ange being of greater diameter than the
width of said plate.
2. The device of claim 2 and in combination therewith
a spring member adapted to be removably mounted be
tween said ?anged head and the top of said door for ex
erting a [force for maintaining said hub in said hole.
adapted to pass the diameter of said bolt to allow said
hub and said ?anged head to pass between the top of the
door and ‘the raised portion of said plate to bring said
hub into registration with said hole, and a spring be
tween ‘the top of the door and said ?anged head to hold
said hub in place in said hole.
‘3. ‘In combination with a roller carriage adapted to be
supported on a track, said carriage having a vertical screw
threaded hole in the ‘central portion thereof, a screw
threaded bolt adapted to be vmounted in said hole, said 10
bolt having a ?anged head on the lower end thereof for
turning the same, an annular hub on said bolt above said
?anged head, a plate adapted to be mounted on the top
of a door, said plate having a raised section for forming
a space above the top of said door, said raised section 15
having a hole in the central portion thereof adapted to
receive said hub and a slot of less width than the diam-v
eter of said hole running parallel to the face of said door
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
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Arndt ________________ __ July 9, 1895
Muennioh ___________ __ Feb. 3, 1920
Ferris ______________ __ Nov. 15, 1949
Iorgensen et a1. _______ __ Sept. 4, 1956
Fab'rie ______________ __ Dec. 22, 1959
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