Masonite International has patented a bolt assembly for securing passive door panels to entryway frames. The assembly includes a catch, bolt, and spring mechanism to allow for easy translation between retracted and extended positions. The design ensures secure closure while allowing for easy operation. GlobalData’s report on Masonite International gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Masonite International, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Masonite International's grant share as of January 2024 was 84%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Patent granted for bolt assembly securing passive door panel

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Masonite International Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11885173B2) discloses a bolt assembly designed to secure a passive door panel in relation to an entryway frame. The assembly includes a catch attached to the door panel by a spring, a bolt that can move between retracted and extended positions, and a mechanism to translate the bolt between these positions. Additionally, the assembly features a pull connected to the bolt for easy operation. The patent also describes the inclusion of a base for mounting the assembly securely to the door panel or an astragal, with various components like a keeper and slide to maintain the bolt in the desired position.

Furthermore, the patent details an astragal, a component designed to secure a passive door panel to an entryway frame, incorporating a bolt assembly within its structure. The astragal includes features such as a catch with an actuation button, a pull for convenient operation, and a lock block for additional security. The design allows for the bolt to move between retracted and extended positions, with the catch engaging and disengaging to facilitate this movement. The inclusion of sealing pads on the lock block enhances the functionality of the astragal in securing the door panel effectively. Overall, the patent highlights innovative features and mechanisms aimed at improving the security and functionality of door assemblies in various settings.

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