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Number: 16
Name: Miscellaneous hardware >
Description: This class includes specific articles of hardware not otherwise classified. It comprises such articles as carpet-fasteners, door-hangers, sash-cord fasteners, sash-weights, hinges, door checks and closures, sash-balances, furniture-casters, etc.










Class Number Class Name No. of Patents
16/DIG.39

Adjustment means

31
16/DIG.6

Anti-rattle

23
16/DIG.40

Attaching means

81
16/DIG.15

Battery handles

22
16/DIG.27

Bearings

29
16/2.1

Bushing

415
16/2.3

Bung or tap

11
16/2.4

Threaded

7
16/2.2

Providing a restricted or insulated environment (i.e., sealable) for internal elements

190
16/2.5

Providing strain relief

19
16/4

Carpet fasteners

66
16/5

Combined fasteners and stretchers

4
16/6

Hook

13
16/7

Moldings

28
16/8

Rug

35
16/9

Sliding

3
16/10

Stair

13
16/11

Risers

6
16/12

Rods

7
16/13

Catches

2
16/14

Sliding

2
16/15

Swinging

3
16/16

Strips

54
16/17

Swinging

3
16/17.1

Carpet stiffener or anti-slip device, per se

5
16/DIG.19

Cast or molded handles

93
16/18R

Casters

111
16/19

Adjustable

89
16/20

Antifrictionally swivelled

37
16/21

Ball

42
16/22

Cylinder

6
16/23

Pivoted

7
16/24

Ball

21
16/25

Antifrictionally mounted

12
16/26

Ball

33
16/27

Cylinder

4
16/28

Pivoted

1
16/29

Bracket supports

86
16/18CG

Caster guard

59
16/30

Detachable

118
16/31R

Frame

55
16/31A

Single leg frame or fork

22
16/18A

Inclined axle

26
16/32

Leg elevators

69
16/33

Sliding

28
16/34

Swinging

62
16/35R

Locked

340
16/35D

Shimmy dampening

59
16/36

Lubricators

8
16/18B

Obstruction climbing aid

20
16/38

Pintle retainers

56
16/39

Frame

12
16/37

Pintles

22
16/40

Rigid wheel supports

23
16/41

Scrapers

3
16/42R

Sliding

91
16/42T

For tubular leg

49
16/43

Sockets

40
16/44

Spring supported

119
16/45

Wheels

90
16/46

Antifrictionally mounted

39
16/47

Multiple

98
16/48

Antifrictionally swivelled

19
16/DIG.17

Checks and closers, holding means

80
16/49

Checks and closers

130
16/50

Hinge

128
16/51

Liquid

72
16/52

Concentric spring chamber

57
16/53

Cam

35
16/54

Hinge

117
16/55

Floor pivot

10
16/56

Multiple piston

24
16/57

Oscillating cylinder

9
16/58

Oscillating piston

80
16/59

Side spring chamber

13
16/60

Cam

11
16/61

Spring and flexible link

14
16/62

Spring and gear

56
16/66

Pneumatic

116
16/67

Flexible link

6
16/68

Hinge

13
16/69

Spring and gear

12
16/70

Spring and lever

15
16/63

Spring and flexible link

14
16/64

Spring and gear

39
16/65

Spring and lever

31
16/DIG.21

Checks, closers, check valve construction

27
16/71

Closers

94
16/78

Spring and flexible link

26
16/79

Spring and gear

49
16/80

Spring and lever

36
16/72

Spring

92
16/73

Bow

4
16/74

Rubber

12
16/75

Torsional

28
16/76

Coil

33
16/77

Volute

6
16/81

Weight

18
16/82

Closure checks

490
16/83

Inertia

34
16/84

Pneumatic

84
16/85

Spring

179
16/86R

Rubber

76
16/86C

Link type

55
16/86B

Multiple or opposed buffer surfaces

64
16/86A

Rubber cushioned

104
16/DIG.18

Composition handles

44
16/400

Counterbalance device, per se

16
16/401

Spring

21
16/DIG.41

Coupling (handle, rod, shaft)

72
16/DIG.20

Door brakes (track or guideway)

7
16/402

Door escutcheon or similar element

12
16/DIG.32

Door latch

3
16/DIG.7

Door opening apparatus

16
16/DIG.34

Eccentric adjustments

22
16/DIG.22

Expansion bolt

1
16/108

Ferrules, rings, and thimbles

32
16/109

Ring ferrules

6
16/DIG.11

Fireplace screen

4
16/86.1

Gate hangers

13
16/86.2

Sliding and swinging

2
16/DIG.12

Hand grips, preformed and semi-permanent

261
16/DIG.25

Handle fastening means, clamp band

29
16/DIG.24

Handle fastening means

153
16/904

Handle means having sanitary characteristic (e.g., to prevent transmission of germs, etc.)

26
16/905

Toilet seat lifter

13
16/900

Handle with angularly adjustable component

84
16/903

Handle with diverse art enhancement (illuminator, heater, etc.)

22
16/901

Handle with manipulation thereof by human body part other than the hand

17
16/110.1

Handle, handle component, or handle adjunct

320
16/422

Detachable handle

498
16/426

Auxiliary handle

190
16/428

Cord or rope related

44
16/427

Extension

98
16/423

For battery

17
16/424

For casket

11
16/425

For container

141
16/412

Door handle

172
16/413

Detachable handle

58
16/414

Knob type

34
16/415

Drawer pull

24
16/417

Knob type

10
16/418

Swinging

6
16/416

Lift

23
16/419

Loop type

12
16/420

Ring type

6
16/429

Extensible handle

296
16/112.1

For plow

0
16/421

Handle having mounted grip means (e.g., bicycle handlebar grips, etc.)

238
16/430

Handle with ergonomic structure (e.g., finger engagement structure such as indents, grooves, etc.) and handle user-interaction (human engineering) enhancements such as improved handle dimensions and handle positioning

447
16/111.1

Having receptacle within

89
16/113.1

Length adjustable pull handle for luggage or luggage cart (e.g., wheeled suitcase handle, etc.)

274
16/114.1

Luggage-type (loop style) handgrip for carrying (e.g., suitcase, handbag, briefcase, shopping bag, package, etc.)

87
16/406

Detachable handle

46
16/405

Extensible handle

101
16/408

Swinging handle

28
16/409

With means permanently connecting the handle to a carried article

19
16/407

Welded or adhesively attached handle

10
16/411

With carrier handle including a user enhanced grip attachment

33
16/410

With means permanently connecting the handle to a carried article

10
16/DIG.26

Headlight hinge

0
16/DIG.43

Hinge mounting bracket

88
16/221

Hinge

131
16/224

Ball and socket

59
16/355

Comprising nested open curved portions attached to hinged members

89
16/356

Including hinge pin

32
16/228

Eyeglass hinge

301
16/309

Gravitating hinge having vertical axis

26
16/310

Having lift rod

6
16/311

Having plural spaced hinge axes

3
16/312

Including cam surface and follower

47
16/313

And rolling element

17
16/315

And detent in cam surface

12
16/314

Between opposing surfaces

10
16/318

Having aperture for slidably receiving pintle (e.g., camming knuckle)

9
16/317

Including means to hold hinged members against pivotal movement

16
16/316

On axially twisted or helically fluted element

12
16/252

Having clamp for attaching hinge to hinged member

101
16/253

Circumferential clamp

22
16/250

Having cover

106
16/251

Leaf cover

53
16/254

Having means to facilitate assembly and disassembly of hinge sections to join or disjoin hinged members

117
16/270

And discrete movable or removable connector to fasten one hinge section to another

62
16/271

By relatively sliding connection (e.g., dovetail)

54
16/272

Including receiving connector attachable to hinged member

49
16/255

Resiliently biased hinge

19
16/256

Having helical spring along hinge axis

15
16/257

Resiliently biased retaining means

123
16/259

Discrete retaining means for pivotal contacting surfaces

33
16/258

Having discrete latch and spring to slide or pivot latch

84
16/260

Separation of pivotal contacting surfaces

81
16/265

Axially shifting hinge sections

42
16/266

At specific angular orientation of hinge sections

115
16/261

Having movable or removable connector

72
16/262

Pintle removable from remainder of hinge

97
16/263

And additional connector for pintle or separate pintle sections

41
16/264

Screw-threaded connector

32
16/267

Hook and pin

105
16/268

Hook in aperture

60
16/269

Hook to hook

17
16/273

Having means to reduce friction between hinge parts

97
16/275

Ball or roller bearing

21
16/276

Circularly distributed balls or rollers

11
16/274

By fluid lubricant

21
16/366

Having plural hinge axes (e.g., multiple pintle)

337
16/368

Connected by serially arranged pivoted links between hinged members

93
16/369

Plural sets of serially arranged pivoted links

44
16/370

Four or more axes

157
16/367

Having transverse or skewed axes

210
16/371

Including stop or latch

119
16/388

Having prongs or cooperating structure on leaf

62
16/389

Angular leaf sections

85
16/391

Coplanar sections

6
16/392

Including planar section perpendicular to hinge axis

35
16/390

Parallel sections

43
16/234

Having staggered leaves

14
16/374

Having stop or abutment

254
16/375

Adjustable or resilient

72
16/377

Comprising platelike bearing portion curved about hinge axis

17
16/376

Comprising relieved axially opposed relatively rotating surfaces

41
16/378

Hinge axis passes through hinged member (e.g., floor hinge)

32
16/379

Pintle or pivot concealed in hinged member

53
16/235

Including adjustment for changing relative orientation of hinged members

134
16/248

Adjustable along or parallel to hinge axis

57
16/247

Having adjustable spacer between leaf and hinged member (e.g., shim)

41
16/249

Having interdigitated surfaces or slot for hinge-to-member fastener

75
16/236

Having plural independent adjustments

78
16/237

All rectilinear

75
16/238

Including screw-operated means to move hinged members

106
16/242

Including means to move hinged members

93
16/243

Along or parallel to hinge axis

44
16/244

Including threaded hinge pin

25
16/245

Screw-operated

103
16/246

To shift plate toward or away from hinged member

89
16/239

Pivotal adjustment

113
16/240

Including screw-operated means to move hinged members

73
16/241

About hinge axis

57
16/222

Including frangible or fusible portion

40
16/372

Including laminated leaf

16
16/233

Including lever for shifting one member of hinge relative to another

12
16/382

Including means to fasten leaf to member

357
16/383

By expandable connector

49
16/384

Self-penetrating fastener

47
16/319

Including means to hold or retard hinged members against pivotal movement (e.g., catch)

122
16/337

By friction

263
16/341

Cam or wedge actuator

134
16/342

On hinge pin or between surfaces surrounding hinge axis

455
16/338

Screw-threaded adjustment

48
16/339

Along or parallel to hinge axis

34
16/340

Threaded pintle

189
16/350

By shifting hinged members

11
16/351

Along hinge axis

10
16/348

By transversely moving pin in slot

59
16/349

Having discrete manipulatable release means (e.g., lever operated)

45
16/320

Magnetic

39
16/343

Pivoted

51
16/347

About axis along or parallel to hinge axis

54
16/345

And sliding

25
16/344

Plural alternately useable detents

57
16/346

Serially connected pivoted arms between leaves (e.g., brace)

23
16/321

Resiliently biased catch

92
16/324

Having discrete manipulatable release means (e.g., lever)

103
16/325

Including cam or eccentric

75
16/326

Sliding release means or lever-actuated sliding catch

91
16/322

Having spring force adjustment

32
16/323

Including toggle linkage

19
16/333

Pivoted

65
16/334

Plural alternately useable detents

285
16/327

Sliding

88
16/332

And catch receiving socket

104
16/328

Movement along or parallel to hinge axis

40
16/331

And catch receiving socket

49
16/329

Interdigitated or plural sockets

55
16/330

Opposed interdigitated sliding collars on hinge axis

257
16/335

Spring arm

126
16/336

Plural opposed arms

25
16/352

Sliding

45
16/353

Along or parallel to hinge axis

26
16/380

Including means to retain pintle in hinge (e.g., tamper proof, nonrising pintle, etc,)

126
16/381

Threaded or slotted pintle or knuckle

77
16/362

Including sliding surfaces to permit relative translation of hinged members

79
16/363

And stop or abutment for pivotal movement

54
16/364

Movement transverse to hinge axis

57
16/354

Including toothed gear

166
16/357

Including transversely moving pin in slot

93
16/360

Having pin fixed to pivoted arm or plate

73
16/361

Hinge pin movable along slot

115
16/358

Plural noncollinear pins and slots

53
16/359

Parallel slots

26
16/231

Latch hinge

57
16/232

Resilient securing means

50
16/225

Pliant or elastic hinge

264
16/226

Metallic

25
16/227

Snap or x hinge

47
16/277

Resiliently biased hinge

74
16/280

Biased from either direction toward neutral position (e.g., double acting)

40
16/285

By helical spring along hinge axis

61
16/281

Helical spring transverse to hinge axis

24
16/282

Plural hinge axes (e.g., multiple pintle)

19
16/283

And barrels for helical springs on separate axes

5
16/284

Resiliently biased rolling or sliding cam surface

60
16/304

Coil

37
16/307

On pintle

82
16/305

Plural coils

19
16/306

To counterbalance weight of hinged member (e.g., horizontal closure biased to open position)

65
16/303

Having axially biased camming surface

241
16/298

Having force adjustment

44
16/299

Rotatable spring-engaging collar

23
16/300

Having detention aperture or protuberance

23
16/301

Having tool-receiving aperture

27
16/297

Having means to hold hinged members against pivotal movement about hinge axis (e.g., catch)

103
16/286

Having transverse helical spring or elastic strip

203
16/292

Having means to hold hinged members against pivotal movement about hinge axis (i.e., catch)

29
16/291

Over-center spring or linkage travel (e.g., "holdback hinge")

62
16/287

Plural hinge axes (e.g., multiple pintle )

49
16/288

Four or more axes

75
16/289

To counterbalance weight of hinged member (e.g., closure biased to open position)

98
16/290

Including pivoted coaxial spring retaining bar

17
16/278

Including means to render spring ineffective through all or a portion of swing

43
16/279

Comprising manipulatable element or portion

3
16/293

Over-center spring or linkage travel (e.g., "holdback hinge")

19
16/295

Coil spring having axis along or parallel to hinge axis

24
16/296

Including camming or sliding surface to deflect spring perpendicularly to the hinge axis

68
16/294

Plural hinge axes

51
16/302

Plural hinge axes (e.g., multiple pintle)

62
16/308

Torsion spring

161
16/229

Retractable pintle

59
16/230

Latch hinge

22
16/387

Specific leaf structure

172
16/386

Specific pintle structure

319
16/385

Specified material

88
16/365

Three-hinged members

54
16/373

Wire hinge

13
16/223

With diverse art portion or attachment

140
16/DIG.3

Holddown

1
16/DIG.9

Hydraulic actuated checks, closers

50
16/431

Insulated handle

172
16/436

Bar-type handle

285
16/437

For lawnmower

29
16/438

Swinging

123
16/439

Casket handle

14
16/440

Braced handle

9
16/432

Handwheel

5
16/433

Knob type

27
16/441

Knob-type handle

180
16/442

With flexible suspending means

37
16/443

Lift

66
16/444

Loop-type handle

124
16/445

Swinging

77
16/446

Ring-type handle

22
16/435

Unshaped or unattached pad

25
16/434

Wire type

7
16/DIG.30

Knob, control lever

75
16/DIG.38

Lawn mower type tongue and cross arm

0
16/906

Light handle cover

25
16/DIG.14

Magnetic hinge

17
16/DIG.28

Mattress handle

6
16/DIG.42

Methods (misc.)

28
16/DIG.4

Mirror mount

2
16/404

Miscellaneous element or attachment

20
16/DIG.29

Nesting hinge leaves

30
16/DIG.37

Nut lock

1
16/DIG.1

Overhead door

26
16/DIG.2

Paint guard, kick guard

20
16/87R

Panel hangers, travelers and/or tracks

105
16/88

Ball

9
16/95R

Covered, hollow or slotted track

104
16/95D

Drapery supports

41
16/95DW

Wood

0
16/95W

Wood

1
16/89

Cylinder

14
16/90

Guide brackets

43
16/91

Guide rollers

79
16/92

Link and lever

5
16/87B

Overlapping doors, common track

2
16/93R

Sliding shoe

48
16/93D

Drapery supports

32
16/94R

Track and bracket

92
16/94D

Drapery supports

39
16/96R

Tracks

109
16/96D

Drapery supports

35
16/96L

Laminated

1
16/97

Wheel mounts

67
16/98

Antifrictionally mounted wheels

29
16/99

Door elevating

27
16/100

Floor

18
16/101

Reciprocating track

3
16/103

Swinging

7
16/104

Swiveling

13
16/102

Traveling wheel

64
16/105

Vertically adjustable

81
16/106

Wheel and guide roller

54
16/107

Wheels

35
16/87.2

With flexible panel attaching means

88
16/87.4R

Covered, hollow or slotted track

88
16/87.6R

With antifriction means

37
16/87.6W

Wood track

0
16/87.4W

Wood track

0
16/87.8

With antifriction means

15
16/403

Paper weight

3
16/DIG.13

Plastic hinge

160
16/DIG.31

Pulley (door guides and hangers)

5
16/DIG.5

Push and pull bar

8
16/DIG.23

Reversible

15
16/DIG.33

Rubber sleeve bearings and hinges

11
16/193

Sash balances

58
16/194

Cord and counterweight

9
16/195

Rack and pinion

1
16/196

Sash and cord

10
16/197

Spring

109
16/198

Drum and cord

33
16/199

Friction roller

6
16/200

Lever

3
16/201

Rack and pinion

4
16/216

Sash weights

0
16/217

Composite

1
16/218

Sectional

1
16/219

Weight and wheel

4
16/202

Sash-cord fasteners

6
16/203

Bendable

1
16/204

Chain

0
16/205

Clamps

3
16/206

Hooks

2
16/207

Knot

2
16/208

Slack-cord holders

7
16/209

Weight

0
16/210

Sash-cord guides

1
16/211

Casings

2
16/212

Sheet metal, single piece

1
16/213

Multiple wheel

2
16/214

Sliding

3
16/215

Wheel and casing

3
16/DIG.35

Skidways

0
16/DIG.10

Spring actuated checks and closers

55
16/DIG.36

Spring

36
16/48.5

Thermally released check or closer

54
16/902

Unitary handle composed of different cooperating materials

39
16/DIG.8

Weights

3
16/DIG.16

Window brakes, counterbalances

23
16/220

Window-bead fasteners

6
 
 
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