US 9,810,010 B1
Post for swinging and cantilever gates
William M. Woodard, New Port Richey, FL (US); and Lawrence Peck, Brooksville, FL (US)
Assigned to Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc., Middleburg Heights, OH (US)
Filed by Alumi-Guard, Inc., Brooksville, FL (US)
Filed on Feb. 12, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/620,384.
Application 14/620,384 is a division of application No. 14/162,392, filed on Jan. 23, 2014.
Int. Cl. E05D 7/04 (2006.01); E05D 7/00 (2006.01); E06B 3/36 (2006.01)
CPC E05D 7/0009 (2013.01) [E06B 3/36 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A hinge for a gate, comprising:
a base plate having an aperture formed in each corner of said base plate;
a first hinge post holder formed integrally with said base plate at an uppermost end thereof;
a second hinge post holder formed integrally with said base plate at a lowermost end thereof;
said first and second hinge post holders being vertically spaced apart from one another;
a hinge base disposed between said first and second hinge post holders wherein the first hinge post holder and the second hinge post holder are in contact with the hinge base;
a vertical bore formed in a first end of said hinge base;
a vertically-extending bore formed in each of said first and second hinge post holders, said bores being in axial alignment with one another;
a hinge post having opposite ends rotatably received within said vertically-extending bores formed in said hinge post holders;
said hinge base vertical bore being in axial alignment with said vertically-extending bores formed in said hinge post holders so that said hinge post vertical bore receives said hinge post so that said hinge base is hingedly connected to said base plate and can pivot one hundred eighty degrees (180°) with respect to said base plate;
an internally-threaded horizontal bore formed in said hinge base in normal relation to said vertical bore formed in said hinge base;
a mounting member having a horizontal bore formed therein, said mounting member horizontal bore disposed in axial alignment with said horizontal bore formed in said hinge base;
an externally-threaded bolt having a tool-engageable head at a proximal end thereof, said externally-threaded bolt having a distal end in screw-threaded engagement with said horizontal bore formed in said hinge base and having a medial extent disposed within said horizontal bore formed in said mounting member;
a square U-shaped gate-engaging member having a central aperture formed in said square U-shaped gate-engaging member;
said mounting member being securely attached to said square U-shaped gate-engaging member so that pivoting of said hinge base effects conjoint pivoting of said square U-shaped gate-engaging member and the gate that it engages;
an upstanding post;
a pair of T-shaped slots formed in said upstanding post along the entire extent of said upstanding post, each member of said pair being laterally spaced apart from the other member of said pair and each member of said pair being in open communication with the top and bottom ends of said upstanding post;
each of said T-shaped slots adapted to receive a screw or bolt having a tool-engageable head where the tool-engageable head is positioned within a short crossbar section of said T-shape and where a threaded stem of said screw or bolt is positioned within the longer part of said T-shape;
said threaded stem having a length greater than an extent of said longer part of said T-shape so that a distal free end of said threaded stem is adapted to be engaged by a nut;
a gate frame received within a space defined by said square U-shaped gate-engaging member; and
a T-shaped slot formed in said gate frame, said gate frame T-shaped slot adapted to receive a screw or bolt to secure said gate frame to said square U-shaped gate-engaging member.