Patents by Inventor Paul E. Kronenberger

Paul E. Kronenberger 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: 4223538
    Abstract: An improved refrigerator partition bottom closure support frame assembly comprising a pair of side wall sections and a rear wall section whereby the closure may be slidably removed and reinstalled without removal of the closure support. The support frame provides concealed adjustment gaps compensating for tolerance and manufacturing variations so as to reduce assembly time and improve the appearance of the refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1980
    Assignee: White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph S. Braden, Paul E. Kronenberger
  • Patent number: 4173378
    Abstract: A supporting frame and cover panel assembly adapted for slidably and sealingly supporting a food storage drawer in a generally airtight sealed environment for extended food storage. The assembly includes a rectangular one-piece frame supporting a cover panel in a locked manner by a pair of trim members. A seal, suitably affixed in the side members and a rearward member, are substantially coextensive therewith such that the seal extends into a path of the drawer when the drawer is moved from its open position to its closed position, whereby when the drawer is in its closed position the seal abuts the side and rear walls of the drawer. The front cross frame member includes means for effecting a sealed relationship with the front wall of the drawer when the drawer is in its closed position to complete the generally airtight sealed environment for the food in the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1979
    Assignee: White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Hanson, Paul E. Kronenberger, Charles C. Whistler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4013434
    Abstract: An airflow moisture control for use with a refrigerator food storage hydrator drawer cover and guide that enables the user to vary the amount of moisture therein by adjustable side vents. The manual control includes a damper and integral hinge pin with cooperating flexible arcuate fingers extending through the vents having surfaces thereon for engaging the edge portions of their associated vents so as to impart positioned stability for selectively rotating the damper in any one of a plurality of angularly related positions. The dampers are interchangeable for hingedly engaging the cover for either left or right side operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1977
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Paul E. Kronenberger, Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 3998069
    Abstract: An adjustable air deflector condensate directing tray and food receptacle shelf support cover for a refrigerator cabinet shelf. The cover includes side flanges, spaced to depend between shelf longitudinal openings, with the flanges having opposed trackways for receiving outwardly flared receptacle top flanges. The tray is releasably retained in the opposed trackways allowing same to initially protrude rearwardly of the removed shelf. Upon the cover and tray being assembled with the shelf and the shelf assembly being installed in the cabinet, tray stop members contact the cabinet rear wall to telescope the tray in the trackways thereby compensating for cabinet liner rear wall out of plane undulations providing a baffle for directing refrigerated air into the receptacle while condensate collected thereon is directed to the cabinet liner rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1976
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Paul E. Kronenberger, Ralph S. Braden