Dominion Energy has been granted a patent for a door swing control device that allows a door to swing between closed, first open, and second open positions. The device includes a bracket, pivoting element, swinging catch mechanism, and a strut to control the door’s movement. GlobalData’s report on Dominion Energy gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Dominion Energy, Power grid analytics was a key innovation area identified from patents. Dominion Energy's grant share as of January 2024 was 46%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Door swing control device for limiting door movement

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Dominion Energy Inc

A newly granted patent (Publication Number: US11866978B2) discloses a door swing control device designed to facilitate the movement of a door between closed, partially open, and fully open positions. The device includes a bracket attached to the door, a pivoting element with a finger extending from it, and a swinging catch mechanism mounted on the structure. The finger of the pivoting element can engage with the swinging catch mechanism to limit the door's movement, allowing it to stay partially open or fully open as desired. Additionally, a strut is used to restrict the door's movement between different positions, with the pivoting element and bracket working together to control the door's swing effectively.

Furthermore, the patent details a method for controlling the door's swing using the described door swing control device. The method involves attaching the bracket to the door, pivotably affixing the pivoting element to the bracket or door, and mounting the swinging catch mechanism on the structure. By selectively engaging or disengaging the finger of the pivoting element with the swinging catch mechanism, the door's movement can be controlled between closed, partially open, and fully open positions. The use of a strut, along with the pivoting element and bracket configuration, ensures smooth and controlled door movement. The method also includes specific details on the design of the bracket, the operation of the swinging catch mechanism, and the use of a release mechanism for disengaging the finger from the catch mechanism when needed.

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