Drawer Bottom Release Patents (Class 232/4D)
  • Patent number: 5890439
    Abstract: An improved safe deposit assembly including an outer housing, a removable inner container, and one or more lock devices which may be in signal communication with a time-delay device for securing valuables within. To unlock and remove the inner container from the outer housing, a separate cover is slid in to a slot on the outer housing. The cover locks a lock before releasing a latch, and neither the lock or latch are accessible until the container is removed from the housing. But a first lock must be unlocked before the cover may be slid in. The first lock may be in signal communication with a time delay to device to thwart robbery attempts. As the cover is slid in it first becomes trapped by a spring lock on the inner container and then it releases a second spring bolt lock that both seals the inner container and releases it from the outer housing. The sealed inner container may only be opened by unlocking the lock device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: Edward T. McGunn
  • Patent number: 5758819
    Abstract: A secured waste container assembly designed with the appearance of a standard four drawer file cabinet is provided with a slideable movable drawer at the location of the top most drawer and a pivotally attached three-sectional door therebeneath. The slideable drawer is provided with a bottom wall which acts like a tray when the drawer is pulled out of the container housing and the bottom wall pivots downwardly when the drawer is pushed back into the cabinet housing thereby allowing waste material on the bottom wall to fall into an open top container within the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Inventor: James Sniegocki