Patents Assigned to Grass GmbH
  • Patent number: 10398227
    Abstract: A piece of furniture with a sensor device is provided. The sensor device includes an electrode arrangement which is arranged on a furniture section of the piece of furniture. The electrode arrangement, which is located at one side of the piece of furniture, detects changes in an electric field in a surrounding region with or without touching the electrode arrangement or the piece of furniture. The sensor device includes a detection unit, wherein a position of a body in the surrounding region of the piece of furniture is determined by a detected change in the electric field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Ronald Liebsch
  • Patent number: 10393309
    Abstract: A device for fastening accessory parts to a furniture component of a piece of furniture comprises an accessory carrier having at least one mounting interface for fastening, without a tool, to the furniture component and at least one fastening interface for fastening accessory parts to the accessory carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Jörg Janzen
  • Patent number: 10376056
    Abstract: A device for mounting a rear wall on a movable furniture component of a piece of furniture, in particular on a drawer, with the movable furniture component including a rear wall and a drawer sidewall unit. The device is characterized in that the device is for arrangement between a rear wall holder extending on the drawer sidewall unit in a plane of the rear wall and the rear wall, and the device has an engagement mechanism for engagement in the rear wall holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Schneider
  • Publication number: 20190239643
    Abstract: A device for connecting a movable sliding element to a guide rail of a guide system of an item of furniture having adjustment means comprising latching means, an operating element, and a height adjustment element. The latching means have latching teeth and a latching member. The latching teeth are disposed along a shell face. The latching member is connected to the operating element and the latching member latches with the latching teeth. The height adjustment element is configured in the manner of a disk and the height adjustment element is present so as to be pivotable. The operating element is connected to the height adjustment element. The device in the disposed state connects the sliding element to the guide rail in such a manner that a positional modification of the height adjustment element causes a positional modification of the sliding element relative to the guide system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Tim Lucas, Gabriel Auer
  • Patent number: 10321759
    Abstract: A guide device for guiding a furniture pull-out moveable relative to a furniture body comprises: at least one guide unit having a body rail that can be fastened to the furniture body and at least one running rail that is displaceably mounted relative to the body rail; and a functional device comprising at least a first functional element that can be fastened to the moveable furniture pull-out, at least one body-sided second functional element, both functional elements being guided on one another during the retraction movement and/or the extension movement of the furniture pull-out, and a catch device having a bearing mechanism by which the first or second functional element can be moveably hung and having a control surface formed on the first and/or second functional element by which the moveable first functional element can be captured to subsequently guide on the second functional element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Jörg Janzen
  • Publication number: 20190166994
    Abstract: A guide rail of a guide system for a push-in element is proposed, wherein the guide rail comprises a rail body and a fastening element, wherein the fastening element is configured in such a way as to fasten the guide rail on a mating portion in the state of use of the guide system, wherein the fastening element is mounted on the rail body and cohesively bonded thereto, and wherein the fastening element has a flat material portion with opposite main sides and with a narrow front edge portion between the main sides. According to the invention, in the state with the fastening element connected to the rail body, the edge portion of the fastening element abuts a surface side on the rail body, which surface side is oriented upright in the state of use of the guide rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Filip RIHTAREC
  • Publication number: 20190166996
    Abstract: A device for connecting a movable push element of a piece of furniture or a household appliance to a guide rail. According to the present invention, the device comprises a locking arm with a locking member, wherein in the mounted condition of the device the locking member is designed to be coupled with a locking element, wherein the elongated locking arm is connected by two spaced-apart elastic attachment members to the remainder of the device, which attachment members engage with the locking arm transversely to a longitudinal extension of the locking arm, so that the locking arm is movable in the region of the locking member in a direction transverse to the longitudinal extension of the locking arm and in the direction of the attachment members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Albrecht, Gabriel Auer
  • Publication number: 20190166997
    Abstract: A carriage for a guide system, wherein the carriage has a running cage, wherein the running cage has a cage middle element and two lateral cage side elements, wherein the cage side elements, lying opposite each other and spaced apart from each other, are each connected to the cage middle element, wherein a plane of extent of a cage side element is at an angle to a plane of extent of the cage middle element. The carriage is characterized in that the planes of extent of the cage side element and of the cage middle element enclose an angle of less than 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Markus ALBRECHT, Filip RIHTAREC
  • Publication number: 20190166998
    Abstract: A guidance system including a guide rail and a sliding element rail, and designed to movably connect a linearly movable sliding element to a body. A carriage is arranged between the rails so that the sliding element rail is movable relative to the guide rail. The guide rail includes a running surface on a top side and/or on a bottom side. A movement element of the carriage is movably guided on the running surface. The top side of the guide rail is provided opposite to and spaced apart from the bottom side of the guide rail. The guide rail has a recess on the top side and/or on the bottom side in an end segment of the guide rail, through which a bearing body protrudes, and attachment means are provided in the area of the recess in order to mount the bearing body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Filip RIHTAREC, Juergen Nachbaur, Manfred Roeder
  • Publication number: 20190167001
    Abstract: A guide rail of a guidance system for a push element is proposed, wherein the guide rail is formed as a hollow profile enclosed by wall sections of the guide rail, the wall sections comprising a horizontal wall section and two side wall sections, wherein the horizontal wall section extends parallel and perpendicular to a lengthwise extension of the guide rail, and the side wall section extends parallel and perpendicular to the lengthwise extension of the guide rail, wherein the side wall sections are oriented at an angle to the horizontal wall section. According to the invention, the horizontal wall section and the two side wall sections in a cross section perpendicular to a lengthwise extension of the guide rail form at least for a portion the three side lines of a triangle, wherein the horizontal wall section defines a distal wall of the hollow profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Filip RIHTAREC, Gabriel AUER
  • Publication number: 20190166999
    Abstract: Sliding element guide system for furniture including a cabinet unit rail, central rail, sliding element rail, and a carriage such that the cabinet unit rail, central rail, and sliding element rail are mounted so as to be movable in relation to one another. The system also includes synchronization means including a synchronization element to synchronize movements of elements of the system. Two identical synchronization elements are present on the central rail and are rotatably disposed on the central rail. The synchronization elements are disposed so as to be mutually opposite and mutually spaced apart on both sides of the central rail. The synchronization elements are configured on mutually opposite end sides of the central rail or on mutually opposite external sides of the central rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Markus ALBRECHT, Filip RIHTAREC, Franz REISCHL
  • Publication number: 20190166995
    Abstract: A movement mechanism for a guidance system, especially for a linear guidance system, wherein the movement mechanism comprises a base housing, wherein the base housing has attachment means for mounting the movement mechanism on a body rail of the guidance system, wherein the base housing comprises installing means for mounting an ejector and/or a force accumulator of the movement mechanism. The movement mechanism is characterized in that an attachment member of the attachment means is present on the base housing such that the movement mechanism can be mounted on a body rail of a left or a right guidance system for a push element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Filip RIHTAREC, Juergen Nachbaur, Joseph Kruijen
  • Patent number: 10287812
    Abstract: A device for moving a movable furniture part, the device including a force accumulator such that by way of the device which is fitted to the item of furniture the movable furniture part in the case of an opening procedure under the action of the force accumulator by way of an ejector is capable of being put in an opening position. According to the present invention, a coupling assembly which in the case of the charging procedure of the force accumulator is effective between the ejector and the force accumulator is provided, and that the ejector is designed in a manner that the latter in the region of the end of the path thereof in the case of the opening procedure by way of a switch element couples to the coupling assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Filip Rihtarec, Markus Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10253798
    Abstract: A device for attaching a guide unit to a first furniture part which is movably guided relative to a second furniture part, wherein the guide unit includes a basic unit rail disposed on the second furniture part and a motion rail disposed on the first furniture part. Two bearing portions are disposed spaced apart on a lower edge of the device, which is provided for disposal on the motion rail. Each of the bearing portions is configured on a side which faces the respective other bearing portion, such that the motion rail can be disposed between the bearing portions. At least one of the bearing portions is mounted on the device so as to be readjustable so that a position of the bearing portion is modifiable to align the first furniture part in the assembled state in a horizontal direction in relation to the motion rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Roedder, Klaus-Dieter Schmidt, Juergen Schnell, Artur Hirtsiefer, Heinz-Josef Henscheid
  • Patent number: 10231543
    Abstract: A covering device is proposed for a surface side of a wall element, more particularly a side rail of a drawer, with which an aperture in the surface side of the wall element can be covered wherein the covering device has attachment means with which the covering device can be attached to the aperture. According to the invention the attachment means comprise several detent elements which are different from one another wherein the different detent elements are adapted for engagement on different wall thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Gerlinde Lindinger
  • Patent number: 10161173
    Abstract: A device for damping movement, in particular, of a movable furniture part, having a bearing housing, is proposed. According to the invention, a movement absorber is mounted so as to be movable on the bearing housing and a rotary element is mounted so as to be rotatable, comprising gearbox means by way of which a movement of the movement absorber is convertible to a rotary movement of the rotary element, wherein the bearing housing has a chamber into which at least a plunger portion of the rotary element reaches, wherein a damping fluid is present in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Grass GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Boris Kruedener, Gabriele Schneider
  • Patent number: 10117514
    Abstract: A drawer wall element for a drawer. A marginal section of a drawer base is insertable to form a drawer side wall that adjoins the drawer base. The drawer wall element comprises a wall profile part and a base-receiving profile part. The drawer wall element comprises a support surface, present on the base-receiving profile part, for providing underside support to the drawer base. The wall profile part comprises a chamber section having an inner wall sheet section and an outer wall sheet section. A filler element is inserted into the chamber section. The filler element comprises a spring element, which in an inserted state has a defined pretension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Felix Karu, Matthias Koenig, Joseph Kruijen
  • Patent number: 10085557
    Abstract: A device for adjusting a position of a furniture part on an item of furniture such that a closed position of the furniture part is predeterminable. The device includes an adjustment element for rotating a positioning default mechanism, and an abutment portion which interacts with an adjustment contour of the adjustment element. The adjustment contour extends as a spiral, by way of which a region of the adjustment contour and the abutment portion interact in such a manner that a stop of the device is slidable into a position, so that the closed position of the furniture part is predeterminable. The adjustment contour comprises a multi-edge portion with several surface portions which are aligned at an angle with respect to one another. The adjustment contour interacts with a counter portion on the abutment portion in such a manner that several predetermined rotational positions of the adjustment element are configurable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Schneider
  • Patent number: 10087670
    Abstract: A damping device for damping the opening movement of a moveable furniture part comprises a base unit and a movement unit that is moveable in relation to the base unit. The base unit comprises a furniture body of a piece of furniture and a first damping mechanism having a first clamping mechanism. The movement unit comprises the furniture part and a second damping mechanism that dampens an end position when the moveable furniture part approaches the open position. The second damping mechanism has a second clamping mechanism. The first and second clamping mechanisms can be detachably and dynamically clamped to one another for damping the movement of the moveable furniture part when the moveable furniture part approaches the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Günter Grabher
  • Patent number: D853828
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Tim Lucas, Gabriel Auer