Patents by Inventor Manfred Peer

Manfred Peer 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).

  • Publication number: 20210032919
    Abstract: A damping mechanism is provided, including a damper housing, a damping assembly provided within the damper housing, and a damper cover assembly fitted to at least a portion of the damper housing. The damper cover assembly includes a damper cover and at least one connection member attached thereto. A recess is provided on a rearward side of the damper cover, and at least one receptacle is provided, defining an opening on a bottom surface of the damper cover and being adapted to receive and retain therein at least a portion of the at least one connection member of the damper cover assembly. The recess of the damper cover and the connection member of the damper cover assembly are cooperatively adapted to provide a mechanical connection between the damping mechanism and a hinge cup of a hinge assembly in a removable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Grass America Inc.
    Inventors: Manfred PEER, Daniel L. MOSS, Georg DOMENIG
  • Patent number: 10314398
    Abstract: A pull-out guide for the guidance of a drawer, including a cabinet rail for attachment to a furniture cabinet, a drawer rail for attachment to a drawer, and a roller unit having rollers that roll on guide surfaces of the respective rails during movement of the rails relative to one another. The cabinet rail has a vertically extending low-profile side element that does not extend upwardly above a support surface of the drawer rail over at least 75% of its total length. A vertically upwardly protruding flag-like element extends upwardly in the vertical direction to guide a drawer during assembly to the drawer rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Blane Bowman, Cheng Jiang, Manfred Peer, Georg Domenig
  • Patent number: 10299585
    Abstract: Frame for a movable furniture part, in particular for a drawer, wherein the frame is single-walled and a single-walled frame element forms a side wall of the movable furniture part, wherein a guide element of an extension mechanism for the movable furniture part is arranged on the frame element by fastening means. The frame is characterized in that the fastening means engage through the frame element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale William Mason, Christopher Blane Bowman, Manfred Peer, Judd Whyatt
  • Patent number: 10159344
    Abstract: A pull-out drawer guide having a cabinet rail for attaching to a furniture cabinet, a drawer rail for attaching to a drawer, a roller carriage having rollers, which, during relative movement of the rails, roll on a guide face of the respective rail. The pull-out guide includes on the cabinet rail, an automatic retraction mechanism which, by means of a catch element, catches the drawer rail in a closure movement and moves it to a closed position relative to the cabinet rail. The cabinet rail has a stop element, and the drawer rail has an abutment element, wherein, at a catch position of the cabinet rail, a distance between the stop and abutment elements is smaller than a maximum length of movement of a coupling element of a force accumulator of the automatic retraction mechanism, the distance being parallel to a direction of movement of the drawer rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale William Mason, Christopher Blane Bowman, Cheng Jiang, Manfred Peer, Georg Domenig, Cai Gengxi
  • Publication number: 20180055224
    Abstract: A pull-out drawer guide having a cabinet rail for attaching to a furniture cabinet, a drawer rail for attaching to a drawer, a roller carriage having rollers, which, during relative movement of the rails, roll on a guide face of the respective rail. The pull-out guide includes on the cabinet rail, an automatic retraction mechanism which, by means of a catch element, catches the drawer rail in a closure movement and moves it to a closed position relative to the cabinet rail. The cabinet rail has a stop element, and the drawer rail has an abutment element, wherein, at a catch position of the cabinet rail, a distance between the stop and abutment elements is smaller than a maximum length of movement of a coupling element of a force accumulator of the automatic retraction mechanism, the distance being parallel to a direction of movement of the drawer rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: GRASS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Dale William MASON, Christopher Blane BOWMAN, Cheng JIANG, Manfred PEER, Georg DOMENIG, Cai GENGXI
  • Publication number: 20180020832
    Abstract: Frame for a movable furniture part, in particular for a drawer, wherein the frame is single-walled and a single-walled frame element forms a side wall of the movable furniture part, wherein a guide element of an extension mechanism for the movable furniture part is arranged on the frame element by fastening means. The frame is characterized in that the fastening means engage through the frame element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: GRASS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Dale William MASON, Christopher Blane BOWMAN, Manfred PEER, Judd WHYATT
  • Publication number: 20170172300
    Abstract: A pull-out guide for the guidance of a drawer, including a cabinet rail for attachment to a furniture cabinet, a drawer rail for attachment to a drawer, and a roller unit having rollers that roll on guide surfaces of the respective rails during movement of the rails relative to one another. The cabinet rail has a vertically extending low-profile side element that does not extend upwardly above a support surface of the drawer rail over at least 75% of its total length. A vertically upwardly protruding flag-like element extends upwardly in the vertical direction to guide a drawer during assembly to the drawer rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: GRASS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Blane BOWMAN, Cheng JIANG, Manfred PEER, Georg DOMENIG
  • Patent number: 9611682
    Abstract: A device for a movable furniture part having a first stop part which can be attached to a body and is connected via a joint mechanism to a second stop part which can be attached to the movable furniture part for pivoting of the movable furniture part. A damping device is provided, and includes a damper housing and an inner part which is received on the damper housing, which damper housing and inner part can be moved with respect to one another, and the damper housing or the inner part serving as a contact part which, for the damping operation, comes at least temporarily into contact with a section of the device, which section can be moved during the pivoting of the furniture part. A setting mechanism is provided, by way of which setting of the damping action which is provided by way of the damping device can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Forster, Georg Domenig, Manfred Peer, Cheng Jiang
  • Patent number: 9565941
    Abstract: A hinge is provided, including a base plate, a hinge arm movably associated with the base plate, an adjustment cam for adjusting a displacement of the hinge arm relative to the base plate, and a locking member for preventing the hinge arm from fully disassociating with the base plate, located immediately adjacent the adjustment cam, and adapted to connect the base plate to the hinge arm in a manner that does not interfere with a range of motion provided by the adjustment cam if the adjustment cam device experiences uncontrolled displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Manfred Peer, Cheng Jiang, Georg Domenig
  • Patent number: 9416575
    Abstract: A hinge is provided, including a hinge arm and a hinge cup connected to one another by a hinge pin at a joint in association with a spring, and an insert provided on the hinge arm at the joint and having an external surface which the spring slidably contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Manfred Peer, Cheng Jiang, Georg Domenig
  • Publication number: 20150337577
    Abstract: A hinge is provided, including a base plate, a hinge arm movably associated with the base plate, an adjustment cam for adjusting a displacement of the hinge arm relative to the base plate, and a locking member for preventing the hinge arm from fully disassociating with the base plate, located immediately adjacent the adjustment cam, and adapted to connect the base plate to the hinge arm in a manner that does not interfere with a range of motion provided by the adjustment cam if the adjustment cam device experiences uncontrolled displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Manfred PEER, Cheng JIANG, Georg DOMENIG
  • Publication number: 20150337578
    Abstract: A hinge is provided, including a hinge arm and a hinge cup connected to one another by a hinge pin at a joint in association with a spring, and an insert provided on the hinge arm at the joint and having an external surface which the spring slidably contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Manfred PEER, Cheng JIANG, Georg DOMENIG
  • Publication number: 20150068126
    Abstract: A device for a movable furniture part having a first stop part which can be attached to a body and is connected via a joint mechanism to a second stop part which can be attached to the movable furniture part for pivoting of the movable furniture part. A damping device is provided, and includes a damper housing and an inner part which is received on the damper housing, which damper housing and inner part can be moved with respect to one another, and the damper housing or the inner part serving as a contact part which, for the damping operation, comes at least temporarily into contact with a section of the device, which section can be moved during the pivoting of the furniture part. A setting mechanism is provided, by way of which setting of the damping action which is provided by way of the damping device can be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt FORSTER, Georg DOMENIG, Manfred PEER, Cheng JIANG
  • Publication number: 20150002008
    Abstract: A carcass rail for a guiding device, by way of which a movable furniture part during opening and/or closing is guidable on a furniture carcass of an item of furniture. The carcass rail has a cross sectional profile including several even profile portions extending along a longitudinal axis of the carcass rail, wherein at least two of the profile portions are connected by means of a bending edge which extends along the longitudinal axis. A side profile portion of the cross sectional profile is mounted on a side wall portion in the furniture carcass. At least one free-standing mounting strap for connecting to the side wall portion of the furniture carcass is connected integrally and continuously to the side profile portion and extends over a portion of the longitudinal axis of the carcass rail. In addition, a method for producing the carcass rail is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: GRASS GMBH
    Inventors: Georg DOMENIG, Manfred PEER, Cheng JIANG
  • Patent number: 8678528
    Abstract: A drawer slide assembly control mechanism including a cabinet rail and a drawer rail is provided, the control mechanism including a drawer latch bracket associated with one of the drawer and the drawer rail and having an engagement tab extending outwardly therefrom, and a shock-absorbing sub-assembly. The shock-absorbing sub-assembly includes an elongate bracket member associated with the cabinet rail and capable of limited linear movement along a portion of the cabinet rail, a movable latch associated with the elongate bracket member and cooperating with the engagement tab of the drawer latch so as to move in concert with movement of the drawer rail over at least a portion of a length of the drawer rail, and a shock absorber associated with the elongate bracket member and cooperating with the movable latch for damping movement of the movable latch at least during a closing stroke of the drawer rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Georg Domenig, Manfred Peer, Jeffery Morgan
  • Publication number: 20140042884
    Abstract: A control mechanism for a drawer slide assembly including a cabinet rail and a drawer rail is provided. The control mechanism comprises a latch bracket positioned on a portion of a drawer and having a post extending therefrom, a movable latch associated with the cabinet rail and capable of limited linear movement along a portion of the cabinet rail, the movable latch cooperating and engaging with the post of the latch bracket so as to move along with movement of the drawer when engaged with the post, and a damping mechanism for damping movement of the movable latch at least when the drawer is moving from an open position to a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Georg DOMENIG, Manfred Peer, Cheng Jiang
  • Patent number: 8505165
    Abstract: A hinge assembly is provided to mount a door to a housing, and includes a housing fixation section (1), a hinge cup (3) pivotally connected to the housing fixation section (1), and a damping mechanism (4) positioned entirely within the hinge cup (3) to dampen movement of the door as it closes on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Georg Domenig, Jeffery Morgan, Tony Hayes, Manfred Peer, Markus Herper
  • Patent number: 8413298
    Abstract: A universal damping mechanism is provided, including a housing having a mounting surface for fixing the housing to an appropriate furniture or fixture surface. The mounting surface includes a bottom surface of a box-shaped portion of the housing, which further includes a pair of laterally opposed side surfaces extending upwardly from the bottom surface. Each lateral side surface includes a recessed portion defining a first opening of an angled hole communicating with a second opening of the angled hole provided in the bottom surface proximate a central portion thereof. A shock absorber subassembly is slidably positioned within a shock absorber receiving portion of the housing and has a first end extending from a first end of the housing, and an adjustment mechanism is coupled to a second end of the housing and adjustably engaged with a second end of the shock absorber subassembly within the shock absorber receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Georg Domenig, Jeffery Morgan, Marte Yerkins, Manfred Peer
  • Publication number: 20110115353
    Abstract: A drawer slide assembly control mechanism including a cabinet rail and a drawer rail is provided, the control mechanism including a drawer latch bracket associated with one of the drawer and the drawer rail and having an engagement tab extending outwardly therefrom, and a shock-absorbing sub-assembly. The shock-absorbing sub-assembly includes an elongate bracket member associated with the cabinet rail and capable of limited linear movement along a portion of the cabinet rail, a movable latch associated with the elongate bracket member and cooperating with the engagement tab of the drawer latch so as to move in concert with movement of the drawer rail over at least a portion of a length of the drawer rail, and a shock absorber associated with the elongate bracket member and cooperating with the movable latch for damping movement of the movable latch at least during a closing stroke of the drawer rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Georg DOMENIG, Manfred PEER, Jeffery MORGAN
  • Patent number: D914259
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Grass America Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Kipp, Matthias Bulla, Manfred Peer, Daniel L. Moss, Georg Domenig