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1. (WO2018122170) HYDRAULICALLY DAMPED, SELF CLOSING HINGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/122170    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/084404
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Dec 23 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: E05D 3/02
E05F 3/08
E05F 3/20
Applicants: LOCINOX
Inventors: TALPE, Joseph
Title: HYDRAULICALLY DAMPED, SELF CLOSING HINGE
Abstract:
A hinge for hinging a closure member (1) to a support (2), the hinge comprising: a first hinge member (4); a second hinge member (5) pivotably mounted on the first hinge member (4) through the intermediary of two rolling bearings (13, 14) that are placed between different abutments (23, 24, 25, 26); a damping mechanism for damping a closing movement of the closure member (1); and an energy storing mechanism for storing energy when opening the closure member (1) and using the energy to close the closure member (1). As such, one of the rolling bearings (13, 14) will support (2) the weight of a right-handed closure member (1) while the other of the rolling bearings (13, 14) will support (2) the weight of a left- handed closure member (1) if the first hinge member (4) is always fixed to the same element. As such, the hinge is able to be formed as a barrel hinge having only two knuckles which is a compact hinge.