Patents by Inventor Gerhard Schroder

Gerhard Schroder has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6485121
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement for fastening a drawer or a sliding bottom on a pull-out slide has a first fastening element which can be connected with the sliding bottom, and a second fastening element which can be connected with a rail of the pull-out slide. The first fastening element is pivotally connected to the second fastening element. The fastening arrangement has at least two connection parts which can be mounted separately of one another on a rail of the pull-out slide and which are each provided with at least a first and second fastening element. The first fastening element is preferably each constructed of a pin made of a plastic material which is molded to the connection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ralf Müterthies, Stefan Rüter, Carsten Meyer, Gerhard Schröder, Jörg Aufderheide
  • Patent number: 6481813
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement used for fastening a rear-side wall element of a drawer to a sliding drawer bottom. The arrangement includes a connection element and a wall element which is fixed on the sliding bottom, and a connection element which can be mounted on the sliding bottom and connected with a pull-out slide. The wall element is pivotally connected on the sliding bottom. A catch device formed on the connection element holds the wall element in a mounting position. Preferably, an attachment on the connection element has a recess and a stop for the wall element. This construction simplifies the mounting of a drawer and reduces the manufacturing, costs because only a small number of components are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ralf Müterthies, Stefan Rüter, Carsten Meyer, Gerhard Schröder, Jörg Aufderheide
  • Patent number: 6474761
    Abstract: A mounting unit used for fastening a drawer to a pull-out slide formed of several rails which are displaceably disposed with respect to one another. The mounting unit has several connection elements, each having horizontally extending upper supporting edge which can be connected, at least partially, with an upper edge of an upper rail of the pull-out slide. Each connecting element also includes a downward extending center section and a horizontally extending bottom section on which the sliding bottom is at least partially held. This approximately Z-shaped construction distributes stress well, and reduces costs of manufacture because the connection elements are identical and can be used for the right and left side of a drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ralf Müterthies, Stefan Rüter, Carsten Meyer, Gerhard Schröder, Jörg Aufderheide
  • Patent number: 6457791
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement, particularly for front panels of drawers, has a fastening element which can be fastened on a rail of a pull-out slide, and a holding part which can be connected with a front panel. The holding part is prefixed relative to the fastening element such that an adjustment of the holding part with respect to the fastening element can be made into a first horizontal or vertical direction. The holding part is held on the fastening element by the prefixing in an original or adjusted position and can also be locked in a desired position. In addition, the holding part is held relative to the fastening element to be prefixed and adjustable into a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. For the prefixing, the fastening arrangement has a snap-type device, a catch device and an eccentric device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ralf Müterthies, Stefan Rüter, Carsten Meyer, Gerhard Schröder, Jörg Aufderheide, Rolf Mertes
  • Patent number: 6454371
    Abstract: A pull-out slide is used for fastening a drawer sliding bottom on a side wall of a stationary furniture body. The set has a carrying rail which can be connected with a holding part. The holding part can be fixedly connected with a furniture body. In addition, the set includes at least one slide rail which can slide with respect to the carrying rail, and which can be connected with the drawer sliding bottom. The carrying rail can be locked by a releasable locking mechanism on the holding part, in order to restrict movement in the direction of the carrying rail. The locking mechanism can lock the carrying rail onto the holding part, either in a first direction and/or a second direction, each direction being perpendicular to the carrying rail. Unlocking of the locking mechanism permits removal of the carrying rail and drawer sliding bottom as a unit from the holding part. The pull-out slide set with the sliding bottom is easily and rapidly mounted and demounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Paul Hetttich GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ralf Müterthies, Stefan Rüter, Carsten Meyer, Gerhard Schröder, Jörg Aufderheide
  • Patent number: 6412893
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement for side walls of drawers, including several fastening elements connectable with a rail of a pull-out slide. Each fastening element provided with a holding part which extends essentially parallel to a side wall of the drawer. At least two receiving devices provided on each holding part for fastening side walls elements of the drawer to the fastening elements on the rail. The receiving devices are situated on opposite sides of the holding device. This construction permits varied configurations and designs, and allows one to adapt to the respective size and mechanical load of the drawer. The receiving devices are preferably formed between a project and an arm on the holding part, so that the side wall elements of the drawer can be clamped into the receiving devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ralf Müterthies, Stefan Rüter, Carsten Meyer, Gerhard Schröder, Jörg Aufderheide, Eyyahi Dincdemir, Rolf Mertes
  • Patent number: 6357844
    Abstract: A partitioning system, particularly for drawers (1), comprises two lateral side wall elements (5, 6, 8, 12) arranged on a drawer bottom, between which a space is provided; a positionable separating wall (10) extending between the wall elements (5, 6, 8, 12); and devices for fixing the separating wall (10) between the wall elements (5, 6, 8, 12) at a desired position. The separating wall (10) is held in a first lifted position displaceable between the wall elements (5, 6, 8, 12) in order to be able to align it inside the drawer (1) into the desired position. When the positionable separating wall (10) is moved into a second lowered position between the wall elements (5, 6, 8, 12), the positionable separating wall is held in a fixed manner and is no longer displaceable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ralf Müterthies, Stefan Rüter, Carsten Meyer, Gerhard Schröder, Jörg Aufderheide
  • Patent number: 5570943
    Abstract: A track assembly for a drawer includes a guide rail securable to a piece of furniture, a pull-out rail securable to a drawer, and an inner section rail for connecting the guide rail with the pull-out rail. The guide and the pull-out rails are each formed of substantially L-shaped configuration and exhibit extreme edges that are turned inwardly to form three inner curved corner areas for receiving a set of three balls interposed between outer surfaces of the inner section rail and the inner surfaces of the guide rail and the pull-out rail and positioned such as to define corners of a rectangular triangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Gerhard Schroder, Frank Noske, Gordon Rush
  • Patent number: 5439283
    Abstract: An adjustment device aligns a drawer that is mounted on rails. A body member is fastened to the rail. An activation part is movably hinged to the body member at a hinge area. The activation part is connected to a wedge piece. The activation part is moveable to achieve alignment between the rail and the drawer. The body member, the activation part, and the wedge piece are integrally made of a plastic material. The hinge is formed by a material constriction in the form of a film hinge. The film hinge has an axis that is approximately parallel to a fastening plane disposed between the body member and the rail. The wedge piece extends approximately at right angles to the hinge axis and to the activation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Gerhard Schroder, Frank Noske
  • Patent number: 5351924
    Abstract: A mount for a furnishing has a housing which is designed to be attached to the furnishing. A carrier is mounted in the housing for horizontal and vertical displacement and has a hook-like end portion which projects from the housing and can engage a hook on a wall. The housing is provided with a horizontal, keyhole-shaped slot, and a vertical screw is mounted in the slot and meshes with a thread in the carrier. The vertical screw, which serves to shift the carrier vertically, if fixed against axial displacement but is movable along the slot as the carrier is shifted horizontally. A horizontal screw is likewise held on the carrier so as to be fixed against axial displacement and serves to shift the carrier horizontally. The horizontal screw has a threaded section designed to mesh with a thread in the carrier and an unthreaded section which extends from the threaded section to the end of the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Gerhard Schroder
  • Patent number: 5240318
    Abstract: A device for holding a drawer closed includes a fork-like member which is pivotable between an inoperative position and an operative position. When the drawer is open, the fork-like member is normally in the inoperative position. As the drawer is closed, a pin on the drawer engages a first tine of the fork-like member to thereby pivot the latter to the operative position in which the pin is engaged by a second tine of the fork-like member. The second tine biases the pin under the action of a spring so as to hold the drawer closed. A returning member is integral with the fork-like member and serves to return the fork-like member to the inoperative position if the fork-like member is unintentionally pivoted to the operative position while the drawer is open. The returning member is provided with a channel having a first open end adjacent to the fork-like member and a second open end which faces the pin when the drawer is open and the fork-like member is in the operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Gerhard Schroder, Karl-Volker Faust, Frank Noske
  • Patent number: 4967512
    Abstract: An arrangement for controlling the closing sequence of two wings of windows, doors, and the like, especially smoke or fire protection doors, which are closable by means of a door-closing device each. The two wings are a moving wing to be opened first and a resting wing to be opened subsequently, so that projecting edges of the doors which face each other come into contact with each other in the correct sequence. A control device is actuated primarily by the slide rollers of the door-closing device of the resting wing when the resting wing is opened. With the use of a control lever and a sliding member displaced by the control lever toward the axis of rotation of the resting lever, a locking member is pivoted into the return end region of the guide roller of the door-closing device of the moving wing. This locking member locks the final closing movement of the moving wing until the resting wing has been closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: Gretsch-Unitas GmbH Baubeschlage
    Inventors: Gerhard Schroder, Dieter Mauckner
  • Patent number: 4429914
    Abstract: A support system for the body of a motor vehicle, especially a passenger car, is constructed as at least part of a fender, extending between one of the walls of the passenger compartment and one end part of the vehicle. The support system comprises an inner wall component and an outer wall component which are relatively equally subdivided into forward and rear sections along their length. The forward section and rear section of the support system meet in an area at which chassis-connection elements are located and together the wall components define strengthening and force-absorbing structures which extend in a vehicle longitudinal direction, the structures being constructed so as to be less resistant to deformation in the forward section than in the rear section. In accordance with a preferred embodiment the structures comprise at least two superposed, substantially parallel frame-like members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Assignee: Dr. Ing.h.c.F. Porsche AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Bez, Gerhard Schroder, Michael Rauser
  • Patent number: 4288054
    Abstract: An arrangement for mounting a door closer to a stationary or movable door frame. The door frame is provided with a channel rail having longitudinally extending undercut grooves which form transverse guide tongues. Guide projections provided on the door closer are adapted to be received in the undercut grooves so as to be disposed behind the guide tongues. At least one thumbscrew is supported at the door closer and arranged so as to press the guide projections against the guide tongues to thereby mount the door closer at the channel rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Assignee: Vereinigte Baubeschlagfabriken Gretsch and Co., GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Schroder, Fritz Feucht
  • Patent number: 4208763
    Abstract: A pivot bearing arrangement comprises a door closer, a door rotatable relative to the door closer, a shaft journal rotatably supported in the door closer, a journal extension connected in the axial direction for rotation with the shaft journal, the free end of this journal extension connected with the door, wherein the shaft journal and the journal extension are guided so that they are mutually nonrotatable. The improvement comprises mutually facing end surfaces on the shaft journal and on the journal extension provided in a conforming manner, axially aligned threaded bores provided in the mutually facing end surfaces of the shaft journal and of the journal extension, and a threaded pin inserted at either of its ends into one of the threaded bores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Assignee: Vereinigte Baubeschlagfabriken Gretsch & Co. GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Schroder