Patent Number: 6,305,127

Title: Door reinforcement assembly

Abstract: A strike plate includes a substantially flat body having a bolt-receiving hole defined therein. The body is placed between the exterior and interior sides of a jamb of the door assembly, with the bolt-receiving hole being generally aligned with the bolt-receiving opening defined in the jamb. The strike plate further includes a substantially flat projection extending generally transversely from the body at a point spaced from the bolt-receiving hole. The projection is secured against the side of the jamb that the door moves past as it swings into and out of the closed position (i.e., the exterior or interior side of the jamb). In one embodiment, the projection is secured to the side of the jamb by a reinforcement plate attached to the side of the jamb to overlie the projection. In another embodiment, the projection includes a pair of tabs that project outwardly beyond the body, wherein each tab has an opening for receiving a fastener therein.

Inventors: Olberding; Ronald E. (Kansas City, MO), Allen; David W. (Overland Park, KS)

Assignee: Edward Wayne, Inc.

International Classification: E05B 15/02 (20060101); E05B 15/00 (20060101); E05B 17/20 (20060101); E05B 17/00 (20060101); E05F 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018