Patent Number: 6,292,981

Title: Crescent hinge

Abstract: This invention relates to hinges in general. More particularly, the invention is concerned with hinges wherein it is desired to have no parts of the hinge visible on the outside of a door or enclosure, where, typically in prior art hinges, a hinge pin is located about which the door rotates about the enclosure frame. The hinge of the present invention is visible from only one side of a door and has a first crescent member having a mounting means for mounting to the door and an arcuate cutout, the arcuate cutout describing a radius about a point that is an actual hinge point of the door relative to the frame, a second crescent member having a mounting means for mounting to a frame, and a pair of protruding cylindrical members adapted to be received within the arcuate cut out, the cylindrical members adapted to secure the first crescent member to the second crescent member. The first crescent member is movable about the actual hinge point with respect to said second crescent member.

Inventors: Ford; James J. (West Chester, PA), Fusina; David M. (West Chester, PA), Kurek, III; Edward A. (North Wales, PA), Scally; Charles R. (Warmister, PA)

Assignee: Southco, Inc.

International Classification: E05D 1/04 (20060101); E05D 1/00 (20060101); E05D 011/06 (); E05D 015/06 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018