Patents Assigned to Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
  • Patent number: 11497311
    Abstract: A runner for drawer elements, in particular drawers or trays, that are movable relative to a carcass of a piece of furniture or a household appliance is provided. The runner includes a carcass rail that can be secured directly or via a carcass bracket to a carcass of the piece of furniture or the household appliance, a running rail that can be secured to the movable drawer element, and electric conductors for transmitting electrical energy to a power consumer positioned on the movable drawer element. Positioned on the carcass rail or the carcass bracket is a printed circuit board extending over the length of the carcass rail, and positioned on the running rail is a contact apparatus that has at least one electrically conductive contact element which, when mounted, makes permanent electrical contact with the printed circuit board, and has a connecting element that is electrically connected to the contact element for connecting to the movable drawer element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Oscar Garcia, Iker Lopetegi
  • Patent number: 11478081
    Abstract: A device for fixing a drawer-type element on a rail of a pullout guide has a clamping mechanism, which has a housing having a receptacle into which an oblong retaining part is insertable to fix it on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Waldemar Petker
  • Publication number: 20220330696
    Abstract: A pullout guide comprises a stationary guide rail which can be fixed to a body, a middle rail which is movably held on the guide rail via first rolling elements arranged in a first rolling element cage, a running rail which is movably held on the middle rail via second rolling elements arranged in a second rolling element cage, and an opening on the middle rail for a support element, which, in a retracted position of the pullout guide, supports the running rail on the guide rail, the support element being mounted on the middle rail such that it can be lowered. In this case, the opening for the support element can be passed over by at least one second rolling element. This allows the support of the running rail to be optimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Waldemar PETKER
  • Patent number: 11470964
    Abstract: A piece of furniture or domestic appliance includes a body, a drawer element slidably arranged in the body and having two side walls. Respective pull-out guides are arranged between the side panels and side walls of the body. Each of the pull-out guides has at least one body rail fastenable to a side wall of the body and one running rail fastenable to the side panel. The piece of furniture or domestic appliance also includes at least one functional unit, which is coupled to one of the pull-out guides. A functional unit is detachably arranged in at least one of the side walls at distance from the pull-out guide, which functional unit, in a predefined position of the drawer element relative to the body, is operatively connected to a counter-element stationarily mounted on the body or on the body rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Timo Szlapka, Sebastian Bastkowski, Thorsten Hötger, Gerrit Staufenberg, Ulrich Ratsch, Stefan Klaus
  • Patent number: 11464331
    Abstract: A pull-out guide has at least two rails that are movable relative to each other. A first attaching means for attaching a first pushing element is provided on a movable rail. A second attaching means at a distance from the first attaching means is provided on the movable rail for attaching a pushing element of a second drawer system. The pushing element of either the first or second drawer system can be attached to the movable rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Klaus
  • Patent number: 11445823
    Abstract: A sliding-pivoting mechanism of a shelf of a piece of furniture or of a household appliance for extracting and raising the shelf out of a body of the piece of furniture or of the household appliance is provided. The mechanism includes at least two pivot arms of a pivoting mechanism, which are rotatably fixed by a first end to at least one of the side walls of the body, parallel to the plane of the side walls, and which are arranged parallel to and at a distance from each other. At respective second ends of the pivot arms, a guide rail of a sliding mechanism is pivotably fixed parallel to the plane of the side walls such that the guide rail is pivotable from a lower position within the body into a raised, upper position at least partially outside the body, at least one running rail that is linearly displaceable in the guide rail and to which the shelf is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Benjamin Bextermöller, David Krüger, Arnold Gurr
  • Patent number: 11441784
    Abstract: A guide device for a cooking rack comprises a side grid and a pull-out guide with rails movable relative to one another, wherein a stationary rail can be fixed to a strut of the side grid via at least two holders, wherein at least the strut to which the at least two holders are fixed has a cross-section deviating from the circular shape, and at least one holder has a contact surface which lies flat against the strut. In this way, the pull-out guide can be firmly fixed to the strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Kathrin Homburg, Johann-Sebastian Lessmann
  • Patent number: 11435090
    Abstract: A fastening system comprises a side grid, a pullout guide, and multiple fastening elements fixed on the pullout guide, by means of which the pullout guide is fixed in a formfitting manner on a horizontal rod of the side grid, wherein the horizontal rod has a middle section extending in a longitudinal direction and two angled end sections, which are each fixed on an upright of the side grid, wherein at least a front fastening element has at least one contact surface inclined in relation to the vertical for contact on the middle section of the rod, and at least one rear fastening element has a contact surface inclined in relation to the vertical on the middle section of the rod, wherein an essentially V-shaped receptacle is formed on the front fastening element, which encloses the front angled end section of the rod from above. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for installing a fastening system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Kathrin Homburg, Johann-Sebastian Leßmann
  • Publication number: 20220232974
    Abstract: A guide device for a moveable furniture part, in particular a drawer, has a catch which is moveable along a guide track and which is pretensioned by an energy store and which is moveable at least between a parked position with a tensioned energy store and an end position with a less tensioned energy store. The energy store can be coupled to an activator between the parked position and the end position in order to transmit a braking or acceleration force to the moveable furniture part, and wherein the activator has a metal support part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernd MEYER, Britta KLOSS
  • Publication number: 20220225767
    Abstract: A drawer has a device for securing a movable rail of a pullout guide on the drawer, and a support arranged on a side panel, on which a U-shaped holder is provided. The movable rail is insertable with a front end section into the U-shaped holder and the movable rail is lockable on the support and/or holder via at least one catch, which engages through at least one opening on the movable rail, wherein the drawer has a front panel. A method for installing a drawer on a movable rail of a pullout guide uses the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Waldemar PETKER
  • Patent number: 11350745
    Abstract: A storage shelf base for an item of furniture or household appliance has a support plate stationarily arranged on a body of the item of furniture or household appliance, and a storage shelf which is positively driven relative to the support plate and can simultaneously be moved rotationally and translationally. Facing bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage shelf have respective at least substantially closed circulating running grooves, in which rolling elements are guided. The support plate can be detachably secured to the body of the item of furniture or household appliance. At least one securing region for detachably securing the support plate to the body of the item of furniture or household appliance is formed on the support plate and the storage shelf can be secured to the support plate without the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Andreas Matthes, Bernd Lehmann, Mathias Winkler, Norbert Virgin, Ulrich Siegert
  • Publication number: 20220160206
    Abstract: A sliding-pivoting mechanism of a shelf of a piece of furniture or household appliance includes two pivot arms pivotally secured to a body and forming a parallel guide for a pull-out guide having at least one guide rail and a running rail. A locking mechanism is arranged on the guide rail and on one of the pivot arms for preventing a simultaneous pivoting and sliding movement. The locking mechanism has a locking pin moveably arranged on one of the pivot arms, and a locking plate mounted stationarily relative to the guide rail and with which the locking pin cooperates in such a way that a pivoting of the pivot arm is blocked when the shelf is raised into an upper loading and unloading position. An unlocking device is coupled to the locking mechanism and includes an actuation element and an unlocking element, with which the locking pin can be moved out of a blocking position into a release position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Oscar GARCIA, Ander MARTINEZ, Patrick BON, Thomas WIEDER
  • Patent number: 11333430
    Abstract: A storage shelf for a piece of furniture or a household appliance includes a support plate stationarily arranged on a carcass of the piece of furniture or household appliance, and a storage tray that is positively driven relative to the support plate and can simultaneously be moved rotationally and translationally. Mutually opposed bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage tray have respective at least substantially closed all-round grooves, in which rolling elements are guided, the bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage tray having shaped elements that face the respective other bearing surface and that force an at least partly rotatory motion of the support tray in order to move the support tray relative to the support plate from an initial position into a charging/discharging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Stefan Mertins, Reinhard Büscher, Eduard Arnst, Andreas Matthes
  • Publication number: 20220142365
    Abstract: A pull-out guide has a guide rail, a running rail, which is mounted in a displaceable manner on the guide rail, and a braking device disposed between the guide rail and the running rail for braking the movement of the running rail relative to the guide rail. The braking device has at least one friction element, which is arranged between the running rail and the guide rail and can be displaced along a sliding surface by way of a contact pressure. The pull-out guide can thus be braked with continuous forces over a long period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Oscar GARCIA, Iker LOPETEGI
  • Patent number: 11234517
    Abstract: A device for storing objects has a first drawer element which is movably mounted via at least one first pullout guide between a closed position and a maximally open position. The pullout guide has a stationary guide rail and a slide rail movable in relation to the guide rail, on which the first drawer element is supported, and a second drawer element, which is movably mounted via at least one pullout guide between a closed position and a maximally open position. The pullout guide comprises a stationary guide rail and a slide rail movable in relation to the guide rail, on which the second drawer element is supported. A method for opening and closing the device for storing objects includes opening and closing the drawer elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Daniel Rehage
  • Patent number: 11209208
    Abstract: A storage shelf base for an item of furniture or household appliance includes a support plate stationarily arranged on a body of the item of furniture or household appliance, and a storage shelf positively driven relative to the support plate and can simultaneously be moved rotationally and translationally. Facing bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage shelf have respective at least substantially closed circulating running grooves, in which rolling elements are guided. The support plate can be detachably secured to the body of the item of furniture or household appliance by an adapter or a base plate is stationarily arranged on the body of the item of furniture or household appliance, on which the support plate is detachably secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Stefan Mertins, Eduard Arnst, Andreas Matthes
  • Publication number: 20210381695
    Abstract: A baking oven has a baking oven muffle, on which at least one pull-out guide is arranged. Each pull-out guide has a stationary guide rail and a movable running rail, wherein one or two side grids with at least one receptacle for a cooking good carrier is or are held on the running rail. The carrier is arranged between two of the side grids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel REHAGE, Johann BRAUN, Johann-Sebastian LESSMANN, Christian REDIKOP
  • Patent number: 11098758
    Abstract: A device for rotationally and translationally moving an object comprising a flat storage area relative to a storage area of a support plate arranged plane-parallel to the storage area, wherein: the object can be rotated relative to the support plate in one of two possible opposing rotational directions and can be displaced in a predefined direction; mutually facing bearing surfaces of the storage areas each have closed peripheral raceway grooves in which rolling elements are guided; the raceway grooves are formed such that, when a force is applied to the object in a direction defined in the plane of the storage area, the object can be moved, in a movement which is at least partially forcibly guided and which is simultaneously rotational and translational, from a starting position into an intermediary position, the object being rotated relative to the support plate in one of two possible opposing rotational directions and being displaced in a predefined direction; and the object, after being moved into the int
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Andreas Matthes, Ulrich Siegert, Bernd Lehmann, Mathias Winkler, Gottfried Fiedler, Hartmut Enderlein
  • Patent number: D958606
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Mertins
  • Patent number: D961334
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Mertins