Patents Assigned to Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
  • Publication number: 20240167301
    Abstract: A coupling element for coupling a locking bar of a piece of furniture has a plurality of pull-out furniture parts to an activator coupled directly or indirectly to one of the pull-out furniture parts has a housing which can be placed against the locking bar, a driver which is mounted displaceably in the housing and is operatively connected to the locking bar for locking an extension movement of the other furniture part or parts, wherein the housing has a guide track in which a pin of the driver is guided, wherein the housing has at least one spring element serving to fix the housing relative to the locking bar. Furthermore, a locking system and a piece of furniture are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunter BEHRMANN, Volker POHLMANN
  • Patent number: 11963650
    Abstract: A sliding-pivoting mechanism for a rack includes two pivot arms pivotably secured to the carcass, arranged parallel to one another, and forming a parallel guide for a pull-out guide having a guide rail and a running rail to which the rack is fastened. A locking mechanism is arranged on the guide rail and on one of the pivot arms to prevent a simultaneous pivoting and sliding movement. The locking mechanism has a locking pin arranged movably on one of the pivot arms and a locking plate mounted in a positionally fixed manner with respect to the guide rail and which interacts with the locking pin to block a pivoting movement of the pivot arms if the rack is lifted into an upper loading and unloading position. An unlocking device, coupled to the locking mechanism, has an actuating element and an unlocking element to move the locking pin from a blocking position into a release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Oscar Garcia, Iker Lopetegi, Ander Martinez, Patrick Bon, Thomas Wieder
  • Publication number: 20240115040
    Abstract: A furniture element, in particular a support or shelf having at least one storage level, has a carcass having at least one support surface, and a translational-rotation fitting for allowing a translational-rotational movement of the carcass relative to a carrier plate of the fitting from a starting position into an open position, and back. The carcass can be moved, relative to the carrier plate, out of a starting position, into an intermediate position, and further into an open position, and back. In an intermediate position, the carcass is rotated in a rotational direction and is displaced in a predefined direction; a guide channel that specifies the direction is provided in the carrier plate, in which guide channel a guide carriage is displaceably received. There is at least one self-retraction apparatus coupled to the guide carriage and is situated on a side of the carrier plate facing away from the carcass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heiko BOEKHOFF, Britta KLOSS, Waldemar PETKER, Timo SZLAPKA, Sören KLÜTER, Timo KAPS, Verena DÜLLMANN
  • Patent number: 11937693
    Abstract: A shelf or rack includes at least one support plane and having a carcass and a bottom panel. Mutually facing support surfaces of the carcass or a support panel attached to an underside of the carcass and the bottom panel each have at least one groove in which rolling elements are guided. The carcass is movable relative to the bottom panel from a starting position into an intermediate position and further into an open position and back. In the intermediate position, the carcass is rotated in a direction of rotation relative to the bottom panel and is displaced in a predetermined direction. An opening and/or closing mechanism with a force accumulator assisting an opening and/or closing movement of the carcass is arranged on a surface of the bottom panel facing away from the carcass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Andreas Matthes, Waldemar Petker
  • Patent number: 11889967
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Oscar Garcia, Ander Martinez, Patrick Bon, Thomas Wieder
  • Patent number: 11849840
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Waldemar Petker
  • Publication number: 20230407680
    Abstract: A locking device for movable furniture parts has a guide rail with displaceable blocking elements, a plurality of latches that can be coupled to a movable furniture part, and, in a locking position, block an opening of the movable furniture part. The blocking elements are movable into a locking position in which all the latches are blocked by the blocking elements from a movement into an unlocking position, and the blocking elements are displaceable along the guide rail in an anti-tipping position via one of the latches, from the locking position into the unlocking position. When one of the latches is positioned in the unlocking position, the movement of all further latches into the unlocking position is blocked, so that only one of the movable furniture parts is moveable into an opening position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Volker POHLMANN, Peter DIEMBECK
  • Patent number: 11839297
    Abstract: A furniture element, in particular a shelf or shelving unit has at least one storage level, a body, and a bottom plate. Storage surfaces of the body, which face each other, and the bottom plate each have raceways, in which rolling elements are guided. The body is movable relative to the bottom plate from an initial position to an intermediate position and back, wherein, in the intermediate position, the body is rotated relative to the bottom plate in a rotation direction and shifted in a predetermined direction, the raceways of the bottom plate being formed having mirror symmetry to an axis of symmetry extending at an oblique angle relative to a lateral edge of the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Andreas Matthes, Ulrich Siegert, Bernd Lehmann, Mathias Winkler
  • Publication number: 20230383576
    Abstract: A locking device for movable furniture parts comprises a guide rail with a plurality of blocking elements that is held displaceably along the guide rail, wherein each blocking element comprises a run-up-slope which can be contacted by an activator attached to a movable furniture part, and each locking element has a wall which can form a stop for the activator in order to lock the movable furniture part with the activator in a closed position. The guide rail moves between an anti-tipping position, in which all activators are arranged adjacent to a run-up slope on different blocking elements, and a blocking position, in which all activators arranged in the closed position are arranged adjacent to a wall on different blocking elements. In the anti-tipping position the guide rail is displaceable into the blocking position and is held in the blocking position via a holding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Volker POHLMANN
  • Publication number: 20230380591
    Abstract: A pushing device for furniture or household appliances includes a first pull-out guide and a second pull-out guide, wherein each of the two pull-out guides comprises a stationary guide rail and at least one running rail which is movable relative to the guide rail and a front holder and a rear holder being fixed to each running rail, a base resting on all four holders and being secured against displacement by stops on the holders. A method for assembling a pushing device includes mounting the holders on the running rails and placing a base on each of the holders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sebastian BASTKOWSKI, Carsten VOGES
  • Publication number: 20230375188
    Abstract: A baking oven has a baking oven muffle, on which at least one support is arranged on opposite sides and/or a rear wall, on which support a cooking product carrier is supported. A holding device is arranged on the at least one support and secures the cooking product carrier against lifting. The holding device has a movable holding section which, in the position of the cooking product carrier placed on the support, engages over an edge of the cooking product carrier. In this way, the holding device can be used to prevent a tilting movement of the cooking product carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Artur NOAK
  • Patent number: 11800930
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Oscar Garcia, Iker Lopetegi
  • Publication number: 20230340981
    Abstract: A quadrangular furniture element, in particular a shelf with at least one bearing plane, has a base, a cover panel, and at least one profiled element which is secured between the base and the cover panel. A translation-rotation fitting is arranged on the base lower face facing away from the cover panel and/or on the cover panel upper face facing away from the base, the translation-rotation fitting being usable for moving the furniture element from a starting position into an open end position and back into the starting position in a combined translation-rotation movement, wherein at least one receiving element for fixing the at least one profiled element is arranged in an edge region of the base and the cover panel. A piece of furniture can have at least one such furniture element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Soeren BEUMLER, Timo SZLAPKA, Gerrit STAUFENBERG, Juergen RUHE
  • Patent number: 11547210
    Abstract: A retraction device for movable furniture parts has a driver movable along a first guide path, which is movable between a retracted position and a parked position and is directly or indirectly pretensioned into the retracted position by an energy storage device. The driver can be coupled to an activator in order to move the movable furniture part into a closed position. A method uses the driver for opening and closing the movable furniture part and tensioning and releasing a retraction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Stuffel, Marvin Buhmeier
  • 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: D983607
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Mertins