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1. (WO2017189358) ELECTRIC HINGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/189358    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/028859
Publication Date: Fri Nov 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: E05D 11/00
E05D 7/00
H01R 35/00
Inventors: SOLOSKI, Edward
NAPLES, Thomas
GRANT, Kenneth
A method for making an electric hinge comprising providing first and second hinge plates, each hinge plate having at least one knuckle and forming in each hinge plate an open slot extending from an edge distal from the knuckle and terminating at a mid-portion of the hinge plate to the knuckle. The open slot depth is less than the thickness of the hinge plate. The method includes drilling a hole from the terminus of each open slot to the knuckle of the hinge plate and passing a wire through the hole from the terminus of the open slot to the knuckle in the first hinge plate and from the knuckle of the second hinge plate to the corresponding terminus of the second hinge plate. The method includes mating the first and second hinge plates by inserting a hinge pin through the knuckle of each hinge plates to form the electric hinge.