Slidable Compartment Or Guide Patents (Class 312/261)
  • Patent number: 10371436
    Abstract: A bin assembly for use within a refrigeration appliance includes a substrate defining a compartment including a central portion, a first lateral portion, and a second lateral portion. A cavity is formed within each lateral portion. A locking member is configured to extend through an opening defined in an exterior wall of each lateral portion. The locking member includes a flange protruding perpendicularly from the locking member. A cover is secured to the locking member and the substrate, and inhibits rotation of the locking member. A rotatable member is coupled to the locking member and configured to move the bin between a stowed position and a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Shrawan Kumar, Kundan S. Rawate, Lokendra Kumar, Naushad P. Monangat
  • Publication number: 20110080074
    Abstract: A container formed from a corrugated material having a first lower compartment and a second upper compartment. The container having a lower pull-out panel for accessing the lower compartment, and an upper pull-out panel for accessing the upper compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Scott Farkas, Doug Dewhurst
  • Patent number: 7850258
    Abstract: An inventory storage system may include a frame defining a plurality of storage levels and a first exterior sleeve supported by one of the storage levels. The first exterior sleeve may include a bottom wall, a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a top wall. The inventory storage system may further include a first interior sleeve having an opening and disposed within the first exterior sleeve such that the first interior sleeve abuts at least one of the bottom wall, the first sidewall, the second sidewall, and the top wall. The inventory storage system may also include a second interior sleeve disposed within the first exterior sleeve, the first interior sleeve abutting the first interior sleeve and at least one of the bottom wall, the first sidewall, the second sidewall, and the top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc
    Inventor: Peter P. Hupke
  • Patent number: 7703864
    Abstract: A rectilinear folded and glued container with tiered shelves has multiple shelf panels cut out of a front panel with which the shelf panels, and main container front, side and back panels are integrally connected. The container has an internally placed shelf-raising panel that is attached to the shelf panels as part of a fold and glue processing technique that produces a knocked down flat container to be erected. The shelf raising panel preferably is an integral panel that is separate from the main container panels so as to be relatively movable, and is affixed to the shelf panels. Displacing or translating the shelf-raising panel during erection of the container from its knocked-down-flat configuration articulates the shelves into position. The shelf raising panel can be captured between top and bottom ends of the erected container, thus fixing the erected container and articulated shelves in a rigid shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: McLean Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: James Moser
  • Patent number: 5647649
    Abstract: A storage container used to store audio tapes, video cassettes, CDs, disks, etc. The container includes a box body made of a paper board which can be recovered for re-use without causing any problem of environmental polution. The paper board can be easily and quickly folded and assembled into the box body without using any tool. The container has light weight and small volume and thus can be transferred and stored at lowered cost. In addition, the container is manufactured at high efficiency with lowered cost. The surface of the paper board can be printed with various colorful stripes, advertising characters or pictures to have versatile appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Inventor: Kuo-Ming Kao
  • Patent number: 5549374
    Abstract: A cabinet assembly capable of storing various configurations of drawers of different depth is provided. The cabinet assembly includes first and second walls each having a length and height, and first and second one-piece support members each having a length and a height and integral with the first and second walls, respectively. Each of the support members includes a plurality of ledges spaced along the height of the support member substantially perpendicular to the associated wall, the walls being disposed so that each ledge on the first support member cooperates with a corresponding ledge on the second support member to form a pair of opposed ledges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: Snap-on Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Bert Krivec
  • Patent number: 4899928
    Abstract: A divider for drawers which has a flat base (20) with folded sides (22) forming a rectangular pan. A center separation (30) folded in the middle in "U" shape is inserted snugly into the base sub-dividing the area. A pair of partitions (40) further apportion the divider allowing different size original drawings to be filed concurrently within the drawer of a storage cabinet. The configuration allowing bisection of the drawer such that conventionally sized drawings may be organized into groups. Also, different configurations are obtained by the addition or deletion of component parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Inventor: W. G. Korff
  • Patent number: 4734971
    Abstract: A method of joining first and second flat sheet metal portions in overlapping relation one above the other to form a joint in the two sheet metal portions. Metal adjacent and spaced from one free edge of a first sheet metal portion is cut parallel to the free edge and expanded to form a generally U-shaped female receptacle arcuately domed and tapered inwardly and downwardly in a direction away from the free edge. The second sheet metal portion is cut in a truncated V-shape and the V-shape cut is bent to form a generally truncated, V-shaped male prong bent at an angle with respect to the second sheet metal portion. The first and second sheet metal portions are forced into overlapping engagement, one above the other, progressively, while directing the male prong into the female receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: Aro Metal Stamping Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Dupasquier
  • Patent number: 4437713
    Abstract: A Christmas tree ornament holding container has an open-side box into which laterally fit a plurality of hold-around shelves into which similarly fit a respective plurality of fold-and-lock drawers, which may have respective conventional design grid separators for the ornaments; finger grip holes for pulling out the drawers may be provided on each end of each drawer; the drawers preferably being symmetrical about the lateral centerline and the longitudinal centerlines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Inventor: Bobbie R. Roach
  • Patent number: 4319795
    Abstract: A storage unit is provided, which is particularly adapted for use as a flat file, comprising a fiberboard housing having a plurality of particle board shelf-supporting panels with recesses that support fiberboard drawer shelves encased at their forward edges by a rigid casing, and further including a rigid peripheral frame for the open end of the housing, and a plurality of drawers preferably having large horizontal dimensions relative their respective heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Gerald R. Klaus
  • Patent number: 4239306
    Abstract: There is provided a reinforcing frame for an open-ended container, adapted to receive the forward edges of the container at its open end, having at least three channelled sides forming a continuous frame body, and formed each by two spaced-apart leg members interconnected by a base member and at least one rigid bar disposed between adjacent leg members in close proximity to the base member. The bar would be disposed between the base member and a forward edge of a container received by the channelled sides. Also provided is a means for linking adjacent framed shells in the form of a clip that extends about adjacent frames and is held against sliding along the frame front. Further, a unit including a plurality of linked frame shells is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1980
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Gerald R. Klaus
  • Patent number: 4145100
    Abstract: There is provided a compartment for storage of side-tabbed file or the like which includes a cabinet which receives at least one reversible, open-ended file tray. The tray can be positioned in an open condition for easy access to the files stored within or in a closed condition for dust free storage. When stored, open, the tabs of the files extend outwardly of the compartment for simple observation. When stored closed, a restraining means is provided to avoid file movement through the open-end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Gerald R. Klaus