Patent Number: 6,170,210

Title: Continuous gear hinge with intumescent seals

Abstract: A continuous gear hinge, having extruded aluminum leaves and an extruded aluminum cap which holds the leaves together at meshed gear segments on the leaves, has the capacity to establish a seal between the door and hinge jamb to which it is attached. That seal derives from intumescent strips which lie in recesses that open out of the of the leaves. In the presence of a fire, the intumescent material, the strips of which extend the full length of the hinge, expands and bonds to the door and hinge jamb to not only seal the space between the two, but also to secure the door should the hinge lose its capacity to hold the door.

Inventors: Marts; Ronald J. (St. Louis, MO)

Assignee: C. Hager & Sons Hinge Manufacturing Company

International Classification: E05D 3/00 (20060101); E05D 3/06 (20060101); E06B 5/16 (20060101); E06B 5/10 (20060101); E04C 002/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018