Abstract: Interlocks for file cabinets and the like which generally prevent more than one drawer from being opened at a given time. The interlocks include a cable which is changeable from a slack condition to a taut condition. In the taut condition, the interlocks prevent the associated drawer from being opened. In the slack condition, the interlock allows the associated drawer to be opened. The interlocks may be used in conjunction with a lock that selectively changes the tension in the cable from a slack condition to a taut condition and vise versa. The interlocks may be constructed to exert a tension on a cable that is independent of the pulling force exerted on a locked drawer. Alternatively, the interlocks may be constructed to exert a force on the cable that is a small fraction of the pulling force exerted on a locked drawer.
Abstract: A pocket door system for the suspension of a pocket door within an entertainment cabinet or the like is shown with a rack and pinion guide associated with each pocket door slide and a synchronization shaft for transmittal of the actuation of one pocket door slide to the other, and where the installation of the pocket door slide and rack and pinion guide are integral to each other and also provide an improved alignment methods.
Abstract: A computer unit holder for supporting a computer unit under a desk or other work surface is disclosed. The computer unit holder includes a cable that extends downwardly and underneath the computer unit to support it. The cable may be supported by two side panels, one of which includes an adjustment mechanism for changing the length of the exposed cable. One of the side panels may be adjustable toward and away from the other side panel. A movable mount may also be included so that the load of the computer unit will always be centered under the mount.
Abstract: An adjustable support assembly for a data entry/interface device for computers or the like such as a keyboard, keypad, laptop/notebook computer, personal data/digital assistant, tablet PC, trackball or the like provides selective adjustment of both height and angular orientation or tilt for the data entry/interface device with respect to the work surface on which it is mounted. A pair of actuator handles are pivotally mounted in close proximity to one another on a data entry/interface mount to allow either independent or simultaneous operation with one hand by the device operator to control height and/or tilt. The actuator handles are connected to individual adjustment clamp assemblies by separate flexible cable actuators. Depression of each actuator handle pivots at least one clamp bar connected to the cable actuator between clamping and release positions to lock or allow reciprocation of a rigid adjustment bar extending through an aperture in the clamp bar.
Abstract: Interlocks for file cabinets and the like which generally prevent more than one drawer from being opened at a given time. The interlocks include a elongated, flexible member, such as a cable, which is changeable from a high slack condition to a low slack condition. In the low slack condition, the interlocks prevent their associated drawers that are closed from being opened. In the high slack condition, the interlocks allow their associated drawer to be opened. The interlocks may be used in conjunction with a lock that selectively changes the cable from a high slack condition to a low slack condition and vice versa. The interlocks may be constructed to exert a force on the cable that is independent of the pulling force exerted on a locked drawer.
Abstract: A precision drawer slide, employing two or more members, wherein, one member is fastened to a cabinet wall, or carcass, and the other member is fastened to a drawer. The member fastened to the cabinet wall comprises a profile that has a “hat” section appearance that generates a surprising amount of rigidity when installed in desk and file cabinets of various kinds. The drawer and cabinet member are also strategically foreshortened and rear-shortened respectively. Other variations or embodiments include the usage of a novel quick disconnect system for the easy installation and removal of a drawer from the drawer slide assembly, as well as the inclusion of a roller bearing component for generation of a progression movement in the drawer slide itself.
Abstract: An adjustable keyboard support assembly including a keyboard tray support bracket; a work surface mounting bracket adapted to be coupled to a work surface; a connector mechanism having one end coupled to the work surface mounting bracket and an opposite end coupled to the keyboard tray support bracket, the connector mechanism comprising a support arm coupled to the keyboard support at an outer end, such that the keyboard tray support bracket is rotatable about a horizontal axis with respect to the support arm; an angle control mechanism between the keyboard tray support bracket and the support arm for locking the keyboard tray support bracket at a desired angular inclination with respect to the support arm, the angle control mechanism including a spring exerting a clamping pressure on the support arm and the keyboard tray support bracket and a spring lifter for repositioning the spring so as to relieve the pressured applied to the support arm and the keyboard tray support bracket; and a lever control bar coup
Abstract: An under mounted drawer slide assembly with a cabinet channel and drawer slide that interface so as to avoid the necessity of creating an opening in the lower portion of the drawer's rear panel. A bracket for the drawer slide is formed to fit around the lower edge of the drawer's rear panel and includes an elongated roller mounted thereto at a height below the lower edges of the drawer panels. The roller has a smaller diameter than conventional rollers but is elongated to provide greater support and stability to the drawer slide system. This roller travels within a generally C-shaped channel that is also located beneath the lower edges of the drawer panels. Both the roller and channel are low profile components so as to fit within the tight space constraints between the lower edges of the drawer and the cabinet opening, thereby avoiding having to mount the channel and slide within the recess created by the bottom panel of the drawer.
Abstract: The specification discloses a sequential drawer slide having a simple yet positively reliable sequencing mechanism. The mechanism includes a gravity operable control lever carried by the intermediate slide member and shiftable at the transition point between two positions, each wherein either the cabinet or drawer slide member is interlocked with the intermediate member. The single control lever therefore provides full sequencing of the slide members.
Abstract: A cantilever shelf bracket assembly, of which the vertical wall engagement member, the horizontal platform and the overhanging retention member together define the respective inner end, bottom and top of a shelf receiving throat; a resilient cushion and interlock member adhered to the shelf with one leg extending between the shelf inner edge and the inner end of the throat, and the second leg being between the top of the shelf and the overhanging retention member; there being mutually facing interlock grooves extending in from the ends of the bracket, removable end caps and protrusions that interfit into the interlock grooves for securing the shelf in the bracket.
Abstract: A shelf bracket assembly that includes a shelf bracket and a wall bracket. The shelf bracket is mountable to the bottom of a shelf, and has downwardly depending and rearwardly extending tapered members that are received by recesses in the wall bracket and are engaged with like tapered surfaces in said recess for slidably rearwardly engaging said brackets. Adjacent the interengaged components are locking pin receiving spaces. Locking pins are shown attached to end panels. Insertion of the pins locks the brackets together and retains the end panels in place.
Abstract: A display tray for attachment to a perforated support panel, formed of interconnected wires in planes forming a bottom, a rear and sides, the bottom wires extending forwardly in the form of upwardly projecting hairpins, a pair of the bottom wires extending diagonally up and rearwardly and terminating as offset ends for insertion into the support panel. Downwardly rearwardly protruding compression wires are insertable in the support panel to brace the tray.
July 17, 1986
Date of Patent:
September 22, 1987
Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co.
Robert E. Sorenson, John M. Scriba, Jr.
Abstract: There is disclosed a cantilever shelf support having a bracket with a laterally oriented throat to receive the rear portion of a shelf, the throat having a lower support platform, an upper overhang, and an inner end, a resilient insert in the throat, the insert having depending fingers resiliently flexible by an inserted shelf, a depending compression pad deeper in said throat than the fingers for supporting the inserted shelf, and a resilient skirt depending in front of the throat inner end for protective abutment with the rear edge of the shelf.
Abstract: A drawer locking lever pivotally mounted between its ends to a drawer mounting strip, with a drawer rail locking element at one end of the lever and an integral deformable spring element at the other end for biasing said locking element toward a drawer rail, there being an actuator element at said other end of the lever for pivoting the lever against the bias of said spring element to release the locking element from the drawer rail.
Abstract: An omni orientation mounting bracket for multiple positioning use with a drawer rail assembly, being a unitary member composed of a channel sleeve integral with an orificed mount plate along a linear juncture, the mount plate having a plurality of bend loci formed by aligned orifices, formable along said bend loci in a multiple of directions, with an integral spring clip offset laterally and projecting forwardly of the channel sleeve to receive and retain the mounting rail.
Abstract: A self-contained ball bearing assembly for use in drawer rails, the balls being axially retained between a washer secured on the hollow stem of the inner race and a flared end of the inner race. The outer race has three interior diametral portions, namely an axially inner portion, an axially intermediate portion, and an axially outer portion, said axially outer portion being specially configurated with a resilient annular snap rib, said outer race being axially retained on the balls by said axially inner portion and said resilient snap rib of said outer diametral portion.