Patents Issued the Week of June 3-7


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U.S. Patent No. 12,000,200 entitled “Furniture Connecting Fitting” issued June 4, 2024 to Samet Kalip Ve Madeni Esya San Ve Tic. A.S. of Istanbul, Turkey. Invented by Artur Hirtsiefer of Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Turkey. Abstract: The invention relates to a furniture connecting fitting, in particular a hinge, preferably a hatch holder, wherein the furniture connecting fitting has a kinematic arrangement (30) with levers and links, and by means of which kinematic arrangement a door or a hatch can be moved from a closed position to an open position, wherein an actuating arrangement (70) acts at the kinematic arrangement (30), wherein the actuating arrangement (70) comprises an actuator (72) and a holder (73), which can be adjusted relative to the actuator (72), wherein the actuator (72) can be moved by a part of the kinematic arrangement (30) and the holder (73) is supported relative to an attachment section (51, 53) or an additional component of the kinematic arrangement (30); in the case of such a furniture connecting fitting, the user is offered a wide range of applications with a small number of parts if provision is made that, in a first mode of operation, the actuating arrangement (70) acts using a damper (71) in a damping manner between the actuator (72) and the holder (73) and, in a second mode of operation, a spring force acting counter to the damping direction is applied directly or indirectly to the actuator (72) and the holder (73) by means of a tension spring (74).