Link And Lever Patents (Class 16/92)
  • Patent number: 10422570
    Abstract: A guide assembly for use in a door of a refrigerator comprises: a sliding rail; a movable member located above the sliding rail; and a connection member connected and fixed to the door. The sliding rail comprises a slide and a track both extending in the left and right direction. The movable member can move along the slide in a reciprocating motion in the left and right direction. The movable member also has a sliding groove extending in the frontward and rearward direction. The connection member comprises a first roller disposed at the sliding groove and capable of moving along the sliding groove in the frontward and rearward direction. The guide assembly further comprises a guide structure disposed under the connection member. The guide structure is movably disposed in the track to guide the movement of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: QINGDAO HAIER JOINT STOCK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Enpin Xia, Hao Zhang, Xiaobing Zhu
  • Patent number: 9057216
    Abstract: A device to be applied at least between a side wall of the internal space of a piece of furniture and an adjacent door thereof, in order to render it laterally retracting during the opening of the internal space, comprising a pivoting upright interposed along the side of the door that is to be rendered laterally retracting of a piece of furniture, and provided with longitudinal guides for the vertical sliding of one of the two ends of a pair of rockers, each rocker being able to oscillate on a respective pivot, which is integrally pivoted to the same shoulder of a compartment, and is formed by a pair of arms which converge and are mutually integral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: BORTOLUZZI LAB S.R.L.
    Inventors: Guido Bortoluzzi, Adriano Girotto
  • Patent number: 8763205
    Abstract: A sliding device (13), guided on the ceiling (3) or under the floor (7) of a cabinet (1) with a rail element (19), which allows a sliding door (15) to be synchronously pulled away from the closet (1) in a parallel manner and then slid. In order to also guide the lower edge of the sliding door (15), the motion of the sliding door can be transmitted from the upper edge of the sliding door to the lower edge by a transmission shaft. No cavities or guide grooves have to be formed on the cabinet (1) or the floor (7), ceiling (9), side walls (3), or partition wall (5) thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: EKU AG
    Inventors: Heinz Schmidhauser, Christian Schwendener, Walter Gämperle
  • Publication number: 20120260460
    Abstract: A sliding device (13), guided on the ceiling (3) or under the floor (7) of a cabinet (1) with a rail element (19), which allows a sliding door (15) to be synchronously pulled away from the closet (1) in a parallel manner and then slid. In order to also guide the lower edge of the sliding door (15), the motion of the sliding door can be transmitted from the upper edge of the sliding door to the lower edge by a transmission shaft. No cavities or guide grooves have to be formed on the cabinet (1) or the floor (7), ceiling (9), side walls (3), or partition wall (5) thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: EKU AG
    Inventors: Heinz Schmidhauser, Christian Schwendener, Walter Gämperie
  • Patent number: 7703242
    Abstract: A guiding system for a sliding door, especially a motor vehicle, comprising a sliding rail (5) with an upper cover (6) and a lower edge (7) arranged opposite the upper cover (6), and a roller element (101) which is guided in the sliding rail (5) and comprises a roller element housing (102) is presented. Three rollers (103, 104) are rotatably fixed to the roller element housing (102), two rollers (103) extending along the upper cover (6) of the sliding rail (5) and the third roller (104) extending along the lower edge (7). The invention creates one such guiding system in such a way that there is no play, it operates quietly, and has a taut system characteristic. To this end, a spring element (109) is fixed to the roller element housing (102), said spring element pressing on of the first two roller (103) and the third roller (104) against the sliding rail (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Edscha AG
    Inventors: Markus Goebel, Ralf Duning
  • Publication number: 20100005623
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector device for a retainer device (2) on a cover of an openable vehicle roof on an operating mechanism, in particular, on an operating lever (3) with a bearing pin (4), comprising a mid axis (104), about which the operating lever (3) is mounted to pivot relative to the cover, characterised in that the bearing pin (4) is mounted to rotate relative to the operating lever (3) and has a housing device (10, 13) for the retainer device (2) in a region facing the a vehicle inner side (111), wherein the retainer device (2) is connected with fixing means (22) to the housing device (10, 13) in an axially and rotationally fixed manner relative to the bearing pin (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: WEBASTO AG
    Inventors: Reinhard Wenzel, Dominik Holzel
  • Patent number: 6094779
    Abstract: A roller bracket apparatus includes a roller assembly which includes a carriage portion and a link portion projecting from the carriage portion. A push/pull assembly is provided, and a pivot assembly is connected between the link portion of the roller assembly and the push/pull assembly. The carriage portion includes a wheel-support portion and a plurality of axle/wheel assemblies supported by the wheel-support portion. Each of the axle/wheel assemblies includes an axle and a roller wheel connected to the axle. The link portion extends from the carriage portion at an acute angle with respect to a plane common to the top surface of the carriage portion. In an alternatively preferred embodiment of the invention, the push/pull assembly includes a first side portion connected to the article being moved (e.g. an overhead door panel) and an integrated gusset plate portion orthogonally connected between the first side portion and the pivot assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Inventor: James Richard Young
  • Patent number: 6000713
    Abstract: A foldable two-wheeled baby stroller includes two rear tubes, upper and lower seat rods connected to the rear tubes, a handle, a canopy support connected to upper ends of the handle, and two legs. Each end of the canopy support is pivotally connected to a connecting device, which, in turn, is securely connected to an arm of the handle. Each end of the seat rod is securely connected to a first connecting member, which, in turn, is pivotally connected to an associated rear tube. An upper end of each leg is securely connected to a second connecting member, which, in turn, is pivotally connected to the lower seat rod. When not in use, positioning pins are detached such that the legs, the seat rods, and the canopy rod can be pivoted to the storage positions which advantageous for storage and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Inventor: Hui-Liang Lin
  • Patent number: 5799368
    Abstract: A roller bracket apparatus includes a roller assembly which includes a carriage portion and a link portion projecting from the carriage portion. A push/pull assembly is provided, and a pivot assembly is connected between the link portion of the roller assembly and the push/pull assembly. The carriage portion includes a wheel-support portion and a plurality of axle/wheel assemblies supported by the wheel-support portion. Each of the axle/wheel assemblies includes an axle and a roller wheel connected to the axle. The link portion extends from the carriage portion at an oblique extension angle. The push/pull assembly includes a first member connected to the pivot assembly, and a second member is connected to the first member. The push/pull assembly also includes a third member connected between the first member and the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Inventor: James Richard Young
  • Patent number: 5195211
    Abstract: A device for slidably and pivotably connecting a window regulator arm to a door inner panel includes, a molded plastic slide channel mounted in a slot provided in the door inner panel. The slot defined by spaced apart walls of the door inner panel and extends along the path of desired movement of the window regulator arm. The molded plastic slide channel has a base adapted to engage against the door inner panel and a pair of spaced apart channel walls projecting from the base and through the slot in the door inner panel. The channel walls snap fit against the walls of the slot to retain the slide channel on the door inner panel. The spaced apart channel walls cooperate to define a guide slot therebetween. A slide member is carried by the window regulator arm and slidably engages with the guide channel to enable pivoting and sliding of the regulator arm along the door inner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Gary W. Krajenke