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Aug. 13, 1963
R. R. BOIU
3,100,316
ADJUSTABLE DOOR HANGER
Filed Feb. l0, 1961
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3,100,316
ADJUSTABLE DÜÜR HANGER
Rudolph Reu Boiu, Glendora, Calif.
(339 S. Erwindale Ave., Azusa, Calif.)
Filed Feb. 10, 1961, Ser. No. 88,379
6 Claims. till. 16--105)
Patented Aug.3', E13, 1 963
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as having a hole -22 that is near one edge 23 of said leg,
and a slot 24 between hole 22 and the opposite edge 23a
of said bracket leg 21. '
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The arm 16 has a eñatwise'engagement with one face of
bracket leg 21'. The end thereof opposite to the end of
p arm '16 that has the roller 17 has an enlarged circular
opening .25 therein and, between said opening and the
This invention relates to an adjustable door hanger,
particularly for sliding doors.
roller l17, a small hole 26 is provided.
The roller -17 is preferably of the anti-friction type and
An object of the present invention is to provide an ad 10 is advantageously made of nylon or other suitable long
wearing plastic material. `In this case, said roller ex
justable door hanger for sliding doors that automatically
retains its adjusted position and, therefore, is not subject
tends laterally from arm 16 so as to be disposed over the
to maladjustment as may result from accidental loosen
leg 2li of the bracket ‘15.
ing or tightening of clamping or locking screws or nuts.
The pivot means 18 is shown as a stud or rivet 27 that
Another object of the invention is to provide door 15 extends through slot 241and hole 26, with a head 28 there-`
hanger means that may be adjusted with easy facility by
on bearing against the outer face of bracket leg 21 and the
means of a single tool in :a one-handed operation, thereby
end 29 opposite said head swaged over a washer 30 that
enabling accurate adjustment q-uickly and easily.
is disposed against the outer face of arm 16. The pivot
This invention also has for its objects to provide such
18 is made to be frictionally tight, yet enabling the arm
means that are positive in operation, convenient in use, 20 to move »around the axis of rivet l27 and said rivet to movel
easily installed in a working position and easily discon
nected therefrom, economical of manufacture, relatively
simple, and of general superiority and serviceability.
along the slot ‘24.
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The self-locking arm-adjusting means llit is shown as
a stud 31 that extends through hole 22 in the bracket
The invention also comprises novel details of construc
leg 21 and provided with a polygonal orl similar head
tion and novel combinations and arrangements of parts, 25 32 that resides on the outer side of said bracket leg 21,
which will more fully appear in the course of the follow
a compression washer 33 between said leg 21 and the head
ing description and which is based on the accompany
‘312, and an eccentric circular disc 34 connected, as by
ing drawing. However, said drawing merely shows, and
staking, to the stud 31 and of a diametral size to ñt in the
the following description merely describes one embodi
circular opening `25 in the arm 16. '
ment of the present invention, which is given by way of 30
It will be clear that a tool applied to head 32 to turn
illustration or example only.
the same will turn said eccentric disc on the axis of stud
In the drawing, like reference characters designate simi
31 and, because of the friction imposed by the compres
lar parts in the several views.
sion washer 33, said disc will remain in the rotated posi
SFIGÁ is a vertical sectional view through the framing
tion of adjustment until moved by turning of the stud
of a sliding door showing a preferred embodiment of the 35 head. It will be clear that turning of the eccentric disc
present invention.
FIG. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view as taken on the
line 2_2 of FIG. l.
FIG. 3 is a similar view with the present door hanger
in another adjusted position.-
34 causes the arm V16 to move around its pivot as before
described, thereby causing the roller 17 to have a position
relative to the top edge of the door 12 that varies accord
ing to the adjusted rotational position of the disc 32. It
40 will also be clear that the friction provided at both means
FIG. 4 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken through
18 and 19 will hold the adjustment. FIGS. 2 and 3 show
the adjustment portion of the present hanger.
FIG. 5 is a similarly enlarged longitudinal sectional
that the door may be raised or lowered as desired to
View of a pivot construction for the adjustable member
of the hanger.
ÁIn quite the usual way a track llt)` is horizontally dis
posed and housed within a bottom-open enclosure «11 that,
ordinarily, is embodied in ia partition, ceiling, or other por
achieve the bottom-edge clearance from the floor or a
covering thereon as needed for smooth sliding operation
45 of the door along the track 10.
The slot 24 is shown as sloping downward from the
cam end of the bracket. This slope enables maximum
adjustment of the arm .16, since the high adjustment, as
tion of a building. A sliding door 12 is shown as dis
in FIG. `2, has the nivet 27 in the high end of the slot and
posed beneath said enclosure to close or open a space, 50 low adjustment, as in FIG. 3, has the rivet in the 10W
„ as the case may be, between the stiles 13 at opposite ends
of the enclosure 11. The present hanger 14 represents
one of two similar hangers that suspend the door 12 from
end of said slot.
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While the foregoing has illustrated and described what
is now contemplated to be the best mode of carrying out
the track 10 so that said door may be slid longitudinally
the invention, the construction is, of course, subject to
in the mentioned space between stiles 13 with the lower 55 modification without departing from the spirit and scope
edge of said door suitably clear ofthe iloor or licor-cover
of the invention. Therefore, it is not desired to restrict
ing to insure against arresting of the door movement dur
the invention to the particular form of construction illus
ing such sliding thereof.
trated and described, but to cover tall modifications that
The present hanger 14 comprises, generally, a bracket
may fall within the scope of the appended claims.
15 adapted to be afñxed to the door, preferably the top 60 Having thus described this invention, what is claimed
edge thereof, `an arm 16 adjustably carried by said bracket
and desired to be secured by Letters `Patent is:
md mounting a roller 17 at one end thereof that is engaged
1. An adjustable door hanger comprising a bracket
with the track 10' to roll therealong, means 1S to pivotally
adapted to be «aiiixed to a sliding door, an arm, a friction
frictionally connect said arm 16 to the bracket <15, and
pivot connecting an intermediate point of said arm to the
self-locking means 19 to automatically adjust and retain 65 bracket, said pivot embodying a slot therein whereby the
the adjustment 'of the opposite end of the arm '16 to,
arm is adapted to move longitudinally during pivotal
thereby, adjust the spacing above the door top of the
movement thereof with respect to said bracket, a roller
roller »17, thus, »adjusting the position of the lower edgeV
carried by one end of said arm and adapted to be mounted
of the door relative to the lioor or covering thereon.
to support the door for sliding movement, and eccentric
The bracket 15 comprises an angle member having 70 cam means adjustably carried by the bracket and engaged
one leg thereof 20 »affixed to the top edge of door .12 and
with the other end of the arm to move the latter around
the other leg 21 vertically disposed. Said leg v21 is shown
its pivot to, thereby, adjust the spaced relationship of the
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door and the rollerV by movement of said friction pivot
in said slot in response to adjustment of said eccentric
which resilient friction means is provided to resist adjust
ment of the stud and to impose a drag thereon that re
cam.
tains the adjusted position thereof and of the mentioned
2. An adjustable door> hanger. comprising va bracket
adapted to be ai’ûxed to a sliding door, an arm, a friction
pivot connecting’an intermediate point of said arm to the
bracket, said pivot embodying a slot therein whereby the
arm is adapted to move longitudinally during- pivotal .
movement thereof with respect to said bracket, a roller
carried by one end of said arm and adaptedto be mounted
to support the door for sliding movement, said bracket
having a bearing hole therein and the other end of the arm
having :a round opening larger Vthan said bearing hole, a
stud having bearing in said bearing hole, an eccentric disc
ailixed to the stud and-engaged in the opening in the arm, 15
and la polygonal head on said stud for turning the same
on its axis to turn the eccentric disc in said opening to
arm, said resilient friction means'comprising a compres
sion washer interposed between the head ofthe stud and
the bracket.
6. An adjustable door hanger comprising a bracket
having a vertical section and an integral section adapted
to be aiñxed to a sliding door, an arm, a friction pivot
connecting an intermediate point of said arm to said ver-_
tical section, said pivot including a slot therein whereby
the arm is" adapted to move longitudinally during pivotal
movement thereof with respect to said vertical section,
slide means carried by one end of said arm and adapted to
be mounted to support the door from a rail for sliding
movement thereof, :and cam means adjustably connecting
the other end of said arm to said vertical section whereby
move the arm on its pivot fand, thereby, adjust the spaced
adjustment of said cam means moves said arm in a pivotal
relationship of the door and the roller by movement of " direction to reorientate said pivot in said slot about said`
said friction pivot in said slot in response to adjustment 20 pivot to adjust the spaced relationship of the door and the
of said eccentric disc.
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slide means.
Y 3. An adjustable door hanger according to claim 2 in
which resilient friction means is provided to resist adjust
ment of lthe stud and to impose a drag thereon that retains
the adjusted position thereof and of the mentioned arm. 25
References Cited in the ñle of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
4. >An adjustable door hanger according to claim 2, in
1,066,236
which resilient friction means is provided to resist adjust
1,349,088
ment of the stud and'to impose a drag thereon that retains
2,775,782
the adjusted position thereof and of the mentioned arm,
said resilient friction means comprising a compression 30 2,848,783
-2,999,267 j
washer between said stud andthe bracket.
3,048,882 A’
' 5. An adjustable door hanger according to claim 2 in
Wells ________________ _.. July 1, 1913
-Noelting ____________ __ Aug. 10, 1920
Boiu ___..g ____________ __ Jan. 1, 1957
Keller et al. _.._- ______ __ Aug. 26, 1958
Sterling et al __________ ___. Sept. 12, 196-1
Tucker et al. _________ .__ Aug. 14, 1962
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