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Number: 16/289
Name: Miscellaneous hardware > Hinge > Resiliently biased hinge > Having transverse helical spring or elastic strip > To counterbalance weight of hinged member (e.g., closure biased to open position)
Description: Hinge wherein the elastically deformable element is arranged to offset the weight of a hinged member* as the member is swung about the hinge axis*.










Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
16/290 Including pivoted coaxial spring retaining bar 17


Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8701249 Hinge device for a portable terminal Apr. 22, 2014
8615847 Direct acting clock spring counterbalanced hinge assembly Dec. 31, 2013
8468653 Actuating drive for a movable furniture part Jun. 25, 2013
8321996 Holding element for adjusting a lid of a piece of furniture Dec. 4, 2012
8270169 Translating hinge Sep. 18, 2012
8201304 Compliant door hinge Jun. 19, 2012
8082629 Hinge with reduced bulkiness for vertical-movement doors Dec. 27, 2011
7976079 Retaining element Jul. 12, 2011
7917996 Opening-and-closing mechanism Apr. 5, 2011
7810213 Actuating mechanism for a pivotably mounted actuating arm Oct. 12, 2010
7762425 Vacuum container apparatus used for manufacturing semiconductor devices and lid apparatus for same Jul. 27, 2010
7707687 Opening/closing device for a double flap door of an item of furniture May. 4, 2010
7536748 Gooseneck hinge assembly for vehicles May. 26, 2009
7500287 Actuating mechanism for a pivotably mounted actuating arm Mar. 10, 2009
7469953 Gooseneck hinge assembly for vehicle Dec. 30, 2008
7460812 Gang safety latching mechanism and an image producing machine including same Dec. 2, 2008
7178202 Door setting device Feb. 20, 2007
7155777 Closure mechanism for hinged devices Jan. 2, 2007
7150071 Breakaway hinge system for appliance door Dec. 19, 2006
7137174 Activating mechanism for closures with four-link hinges Nov. 21, 2006
7100241 Sprung hinge for closing compartment elements and the like Sep. 5, 2006
7069622 Hinge and image input/output apparatus therewith Jul. 4, 2006
7055215 Hinge assembly Jun. 6, 2006
7048322 Door lift conversion kit for existing vehicles May. 23, 2006
7040245 Hinge assembly for a hatch cover of a watercraft May. 9, 2006
6968597 Hinge assembly having improved stop Nov. 29, 2005
6892423 Cam-assisted lid hinge May. 17, 2005
6892424 Single link hinge assembly with break-away link May. 17, 2005
6886220 Hinge device May. 3, 2005
6820918 Door lift conversion kit for existing vehicles Nov. 23, 2004
6804858 Opening and closing mechanism of hinged pair of bodies Oct. 19, 2004
6789293 Dampened hinge system for appliance door Sep. 14, 2004
6748625 Notebook computer hinge with spring opener Jun. 15, 2004
6715715 Waterproof counterweighted pit lid Apr. 6, 2004
6701574 Decklid hinge for vehicle Mar. 9, 2004
6629336 Original pressing plate hinge Oct. 7, 2003
6574835 Hinge for an over-head storage compartment having non-centered pivoting motion Jun. 10, 2003
6499189 Hinge apparatus and image forming device having a platen cover control apparatus Dec. 31, 2002
6487754 Spring loaded hood support Dec. 3, 2002
6453510 Single link dual-contact point hinge assembly Sep. 24, 2002
6415477 Original pressing plate hinge Jul. 9, 2002
6397434 Vehicle lid hinge Jun. 4, 2002
6375175 Lifting mechanism Apr. 23, 2002
6367123 Vehicle lid hinge Apr. 9, 2002
6296142 Counter balance spring assembly Oct. 2, 2001
6263542 Tolerance resistant and vacuum compliant door hinge with open-assist feature Jul. 24, 2001
6260236 Door closer with hydraulic back checking Jul. 17, 2001
6230364 Hinged closures May. 15, 2001
6167977 Easy-install, two-position tractor hood Jan. 2, 2001
6092264 Single axis fold actuator and lock for member Jul. 25, 2000

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