With Latch, Lock, Or Gravity Closer Patents (Class 312/333)
  • Patent number: 10383248
    Abstract: A locking mechanism and server having the same are provided. The locking structure is assembled to a rack having a positioning hole. The server including a slide rail assembly, a chassis and a locking structure. The slide rail assembly includes an outer slide rail and an inner slide rail. The chassis is fixed to one side of the inner slide rail and movable with the inner slide rail. The locking structure is fastened to the positioning hole and fixed to the inner slide rail. The locking structure includes a housing, a handle, a hook element, and a resilient element. When the handle is rotated to drive the hook element to be detached from the positioning hole, the chassis is released and movable with respect to the rack. The locking structure has a simple structural design, so costs can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Chen, Ken-Sheng Lin, Shih-Hsing Chien
  • Patent number: 10376055
    Abstract: A carried object is applied to a rack system. The rack system includes a rack. The rack includes a plurality of posts. The carried object includes a first side wall and a second side wall. Each of the first side wall and the second side wall has a front end portion and a rear end portion. Wherein, an engaging hole is arranged on at least one of the first side wall and the second side wall. A fastening member is arranged at one of the first side wall and the second side wall. The fastening member has a blocking portion extended out of the engaging hole. When the carried object is moved from a first position to a second position, position of a blocking section of the blocking portion of the fastening member is corresponding to one of the plurality of posts of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Wei-Chen Chang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10362870
    Abstract: A universal drawer slide is described. The drawer slide includes an outer slide member and an inner slide member that are configured to move between a closed position and an extended position. A lever is pivotally mounted to a front portion of the inner slide member. A cam mounts to the outer side member in at least a first position and a second position. An engaging end of the lever engages with the cam in either the first position or the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Allen Smith
  • Patent number: 10344515
    Abstract: A travel assistance device includes a first rail inclined downward from a first end portion side to a second end portion side in longitudinal direction, a second rail provided parallel to the first rail and inclined, in opposite direction to the first rail, downward from the second end portion to the first end portion in the longitudinal direction, a holding member having a runner portion slidably guided by the rails and holding a travelling body, and a switch mechanism configured to be switched between a state in which the runner portion is guided by the first rail and is assisted to travel downward on the first rail by a load applied to the runner portion and a state in which the runner portion is guided by the second rail and is assisted to travel downward on the second rail by the load applied to the runner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Ishii, Shinji Adachi, Tomoyasu Hirano, Yoshiaki Kaji, Koya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10334950
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail and a third rail. The second rail is movably mounted between the first rail and the third rail. The second rail and the third rail are movable relative to the first rail. The second rail and the third rail are detachable from the first rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Kai-Wen Yu, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10314396
    Abstract: A quick detachable slide rail and drawer mounting structure includes a slide rail assembly, a drawer supported on the slide rail assembly, a connection member mounted at a distal end of an outer slide rail of the slide rail assembly, and a mating connection device set. After connection between the drawer and the outer slide rail of the slide rail assembly, a first toothed rack of the connection member is forced into engagement with a second toothed rack of the mating connection device set with an abutment member of the mating connection device set disposed at the bottom side of the connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NAN JUEN INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Liang Hsu, Wei-Liang Liao
  • Patent number: 10317967
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to a power bracket system for mechanically coupling and facilitating communication between a first and second module to form a single portable system. The power bracket system includes a panel for electrically coupling to a first module and a second module; a linking arm, extending from the panel, for mechanically coupling the first module disposed on top of the second module; a power connector disposed on the panel for receiving DC power from an external power source; top and bottom power contacts configured to align with power input regions of the top and bottom modules and to deliver power from the power connector to the top and bottom modules; first and second Ethernet ports; and top and bottom Ethernet connectors for connecting the first and second Ethernet port to the top and bottom modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KLAS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Frank Murray, Mark Ryan, Enda Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10278499
    Abstract: A full extension ball bearing drawer slide assembly comprised of a cabinet rail attached to a cabinet piece, an intermediate rail slidingly engaged with the cabinet rail via bearing runners, a drawer rail slidingly engaged with the intermediate rail via a bearing cage, and a cage hold forward device for advantageously positioning the bearing cage for ease of re-insertion of the drawer rail within the intermediated rail. The cage hold forward device is attached to the intermediate rail and comprises a protrusion for engagement with a flexible trigger mounted on the drawer rail and a flexible clip for releasable engagement with the bearing cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Hardware Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Travis McElveen
  • Patent number: 10285302
    Abstract: A supporting base for servers of different types and sizes includes two sliding rails and a mounting apparatus. The supporting base includes sliding portions on each side and supporting brackets corresponding to the two sliding portions. When the two supporting brackets are unmounted, the supporting base and sliding rails have a first distance, and when the two supporting brackets are mounted to the two sliding portions, the two sliding rails have a second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJIN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ya-Ni Zhang, Dan Sun, Han-Yu Li, Zhao-Hui Zhen
  • Patent number: 10260556
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly is disclosed and includes a first rail, a second rail and a guiding structure. The first rail includes a first wall, a second wall and a longitudinal wall connected between the first wall and the second wall. The first wall, the second wall and the longitudinal wall cooperatively define a channel, and the channel has a channel opening. The guiding structure is disposed adjacent to the channel opening of the channel and for guiding the second rail to be mounted into the channel via the channel opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chih-Hsin Yeh, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10231540
    Abstract: There is provided a slide device with a locking function to smoothly support the movement of a movable body, such as a drawer, to be movably installed in a fixed body, such as a box-type frame, which comprises: a fixed rail fixedly mounted on the fixed body; a first movable rail movably installed in the fixed rail in a forward-backward direction; a second movable rail movably installed in the first movable rail in the forward-backward direction and fixedly mounted on the movable body; a locking unit positioned at an inner front end of the fixed rail, to lock the second movable rail; and a locked member pivotally installed at an outer front end of the second movable rail, to be locked to the locking unit of the fixed rail by a pivot support pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: JEONHAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jang Sun Hong
  • Patent number: 10210910
    Abstract: HDD case (100) accommodates HDD device (60) having a disk medium and forms HDD unit (50). HDD unit (50) is removably disposed in an accommodating section of an electronic device. HDD device (60) has a substantially rectangular shape. Besides, HDD case (100) has a pair of side sections (120) located parallel to slot-in/pull-out directions in which HDD unit (50) is slotted into the accommodating section and is pulled out from the accommodating section. Further, protruding section (121) is formed on side sections (120) such that a part of side sections (120) is protruded on the outer side of HDD case (100). In a state where HDD case (100) is accommodated in the accommodating section of the electronic device, protruding section (121) makes contact with the side surface of the accommodating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusuke Ueki
  • Patent number: 10179964
    Abstract: A laundry apparatus including a cabinet; a first space provided in the cabinet, in which a first treating part provided to treat laundry is installed; a second space provided in the cabinet, in which a second treating part provided to treat laundry is installed; a drawer movably provided in the second space, in which the second treating part is installed; and a rail unit configured to limit vertical and horizontal movement of the drawer with respect to the second space and to guide the outward movement of the drawer. Therefore, laundry may be treated by using the first and second treating parts and vibration and noise generated in the second treating part may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungryong Kim, Dongwon Kim, Kyeonghwan Kim, Heakyung Yoo, Youngmin Kim
  • Patent number: 10143303
    Abstract: A drive mechanism for a movable furniture part, in particular a drawer, has a first and a second lockable pushing-out mechanism and a synchronizing mechanism for synchronizing the two pushing-out mechanisms. The synchronizing mechanism has a synchronizing rod and a first and a second synchronizing element which can be connected to the synchronizing rod, and relative movement takes place between the synchronizing elements and the pushing-out mechanisms during synchronizing operation. In an active synchronizing mode, during synchronizing operation, movement is transmitted from the first pushing-out mechanism, via the first synchronizing element, the synchronizing rod and the second synchronizing element, to the second pushing-out mechanism. In an inactive synchronizing mode, the synchronizing rod is removed and the synchronizing elements each remain in contact with one of the pushing-out mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Koenig, Marc Meusburger
  • Patent number: 10143304
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a releasing member and a limiting member. The second rail is movable relative to the first rail. The releasing member is mounted on the second rail. The limiting member is arranged to be corresponding to the releasing member. The limiting member is configured to be in a free status and a limiting status. When the limiting member is in the free status, the releasing member is configured to be operatively moved from a first position to a second position. When the limiting member is in the limiting status, the releasing member is not able to be operatively moved from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Zong-Sian Wong, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10130001
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a bracket device for a rail element, which is configured to be mounted to a rack. The bracket device includes a main supporting element, a first supporting element, a second supporting element and a bracket. The main supporting element is connected to the rail element. The first supporting element is movable relative to the main supporting element. The second supporting element is movable relative to the first supporting element. The bracket is mounted to the second supporting element, and configured to be mounted to the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10119561
    Abstract: A latch module includes a fixing member and a sliding member. A first surface of the fixing member is configured to align and engage with a mounting surface of a detachable device. A sliding unit of the sliding member is relative to a guiding unit of the fixing member and allows the sliding member to slide linearly with respect to the fixing member. The sliding member includes a pushing portion corresponding to a switching column on a resilient arm of the fixing member. While the sliding member is slid to a first position, the switching column is away from the pushing portion and a convex portion of the resilient arm tends to push against the mounting surface. While the sliding member is slid to a second position, the pushing portion pushes the switching column to drive the convex portion away from the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chii-How Chang, Yao-Ju Peng
  • Patent number: 10111357
    Abstract: A detachable inner sliding rail mounting structure for use in a server sliding rail assembly includes a pull bar, a plastic pull tab, a guide block, an engagement plate and a spring. The inner sliding rail is mounted in another sliding rail that has a stop block. When mounting the inner sliding rail the another sliding rail, the user simply needs to directly insert the inner sliding rail into the another sliding rail, and the engagement plate can be directly biased by a stop block on the another sliding rail to force the retaining notch of the engagement plate into engagement with the stop block. When dismounting the inner sliding rail, the user can selectively operate the plastic pull tab to move the engagement plate, or directly move the engagement plate to disengage the engagement plate from the inner sliding rail, avoiding danger and ensuring a high level of safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GSLIDE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yung-Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 10101058
    Abstract: An air conditioning equipment includes a housing comprising a heat exchanger therein, a water container mounted to, and dismounted from a receiving portion of the housing and to collect a condensate generated by the heat exchanger, and a valve configured to selectively open and close a discharge port by being interfered with a portion of the water container according to the mounting and the dismounting of the water container to or from the receiving portion of the housing. The valve is inserted within the receiving portion of the housing through the discharge port in order to reduce a protruded length that is interfered by the portion of the water container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-jun Kim, Won-hee Lee, Sang-ki Cho, Kwon-jin Kim, Yun-suk Park, Kang-ho Choi
  • Patent number: 10085557
    Abstract: A device for adjusting a position of a furniture part on an item of furniture such that a closed position of the furniture part is predeterminable. The device includes an adjustment element for rotating a positioning default mechanism, and an abutment portion which interacts with an adjustment contour of the adjustment element. The adjustment contour extends as a spiral, by way of which a region of the adjustment contour and the abutment portion interact in such a manner that a stop of the device is slidable into a position, so that the closed position of the furniture part is predeterminable. The adjustment contour comprises a multi-edge portion with several surface portions which are aligned at an angle with respect to one another. The adjustment contour interacts with a counter portion on the abutment portion in such a manner that several predetermined rotational positions of the adjustment element are configurable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Schneider
  • Patent number: 10081898
    Abstract: A laundry apparatus including a cabinet; a first space provided in the cabinet, in which a first treating part provided to treat laundry is installed; a second space provided in the cabinet, in which a second treating part provided to treat laundry is installed; a drawer movably provided in the second space, in which the second treating part is installed; and a rail unit configured to limit vertical and horizontal movement of the drawer with respect to the second space and to guide the outward movement of the drawer. Therefore, laundry may be treated by using the first and second treating parts and vibration and noise generated in the second treating part may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungryong Kim, Dongwon Kim, Kyeonghwan Kim, Heakyung Yoo, Youngmin Kim
  • Patent number: 10064485
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail and at least one supporting member. The first rail has a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The second rail is movable relative to the first rail. The second rail has a recessed part. The at least one supporting member is movably mounted between the first rail and the second rail. A portion of the at least one supporting member is accommodated in the recessed part. The at least one supporting member is configured to support the second rail. Wherein, when the at least one supporting member is moved from a first position to a second position, the portion of the at least one supporting member is extended beyond the first end of the first rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chih-Hsin Yeh, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10047791
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a first locking device and a second locking device. The first rail includes a blocking part. The first locking device is arranged on the second rail and configured to lock the blocking part of the first rail when the second rail is moved to a first predetermined position relative to the first rail. The second locking device is arranged on the second rail and configured to lock the blocking part of the first rail when the second rail is moved to a second predetermined position relative to the first rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chih-Hsin Yeh, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10021978
    Abstract: A clutch includes a first transmission member, a second transmission member, at least one abutting member, a control base and an engaging member. The second transmission member is movably connected to the first transmission member. The at least one abutting member is movably mounted between the first transmission member and the second transmission member. The control base provides a limited space. The engaging member is movably mounted in the limited space. Wherein, the engaging member is not engaged with the second transmission member when the control base is in a first state relative to the second transmission member. Wherein, the engaging member is engaged with the second transmission member when the control base is in a second state relative to the second transmission member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9986829
    Abstract: An undermount drawer slide mounting clip releasably attaches a drawer to a drawer rail assembly mounted in a cabinet carcass. The apparatus is capable of effecting positional adjustments of the drawer in three directions without removing the drawer from the cabinet carcass. The apparatus is comprised of a body slidingly engaged with a bonnet. A trigger pivotally connected between the body and the bonnet. A spring loaded catch slidable within the bonnet and acted on by the trigger to releasably attach the apparatus to a drawer rail assembly. A threaded spindle rotates within the base and adjusts the horizontal position of the drawer. A ramp adjustably connected to the base adjusts the vertical position of the drawer. A plunger extends from a housing connected to the body to adjacent the drawer rail assembly and adjusts the depth of the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Hardware Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis McGregor, Greg Davis
  • Patent number: 9986830
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a releasing member and a limiting member. The second rail is movable relative to the first rail. The releasing member is mounted on the second rail. The limiting member is arranged to be corresponding to the releasing member. The limiting member is configured to be in a free status and a limiting status. When the limiting member is in the free status, the releasing member is configured to be operatively moved from a first position to a second position. When the limiting member is in the limiting status, the releasing member is not able to be operatively moved from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Zong-Sian Wong, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9980565
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, an engagement element and an operating element. The first rail has a blocking feature. The second rail is movable relative to the first rail. The engagement element is arranged on the second rail. When the second rail is moved to a predetermined position relative to the first rail, the engagement element abuts against the blocking feature. The engagement element is configured to be moved away from the blocking feature of the first rail in response to operation of the operating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chiang-Hsueh Fang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9976797
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided including a main body having a storage chamber, a door coupled with the front surface of the main body, to open or close the storage chamber, and a case having a rear surface facing the rear surface of the door the front part of the case having an opening. A container is in the case. A sliding apparatus enables the container to slide to be inserted into or pulled out of the case through the opening and includes a guide rail at a bottom of the container, an inclined guide portion in the case to guide the guide rail, a fixing rib at the rear end of the guide portion including a streamlined shape at the front end of the fixing rib and a supporting rib in the container supported by the fixing rib to prevent the container from moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Youl Lee, Bok Hyun Jang, Hyun Joo Kim, Eun Hea Joo, In-Sung Hwang
  • Patent number: 9961998
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for a slide rail assembly with a first and a second rails includes a first driving device, a locking device, a swing member and a second driving device. The first driving device includes a first elastic member and a first base. The first elastic member accumulates a first driving force when the swing member abutting against a locking part of the locking device. The second driving device is mounted to the second rail and includes a second base movably connected to the first base, a blocking member movable in a guiding section of the second base, and a second elastic member. When the second rail and the second base are moved from a retrieve position toward an open position relative to the first rail, the blocking part abuts against a portion of the guiding section for allowing the second elastic member to accumulate a second driving force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Ci-Bin Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9907399
    Abstract: A device for releasably connecting a furniture pull-out to a guidance unit that movably guides the pull-out in a furniture body comprises: a base part; and an adjuster arranged on the base part and comprising a plurality of components movable in relation to one another, the adjuster enabling a position of the furniture pull-out to be set in at least one spatial direction relative to the guidance unit, the adjuster including a spring-loaded contact pressure mechanism configured to press the guidance unit against the device in a fitted and working condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Tim Lucas
  • Patent number: 9913396
    Abstract: An apparatus for reverse mounting an electronic device in a server housing is provided. The apparatus includes a first bracket, a second bracket, and a coupling. The first bracket couples to the device body and extends outward from the device body toward a front rail of the server housing. The first bracket includes a first end configured to releasably couple to front rail of the server housing. The second bracket includes a protrusion that extends outward from the device body in an opposite direction relative to the first bracket. The coupling includes a first portion that couples to a rear rail of the server housing and a second portion defining a channel that receives the protrusion of the second bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Chih-Ming Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Ta-Chih Chen, Chi-Fu Chen, Hou-Hsien Chang
  • Patent number: 9885205
    Abstract: A damping device for the damping of the opening movement of a movable furniture part comprises: a fixed base unit with a furniture body of a piece of furniture; a movable base unit having the movable furniture part; and a damping unit comprising a first and a second damping component which are movable relative to one another when performing a damping function, of which the first damping component is arranged on the one base unit and as it approaches the movable base unit an impact takes place in the final position of said base unit between the second damping component and the other base unit, thereby triggering the damping function the first damping component is movably mounted on the allocated base unit such that on impact it can be displaced from a standby position into a working position supported by a stop in which the damping function can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: GRASS GMBH
    Inventor: Jörg Janzen
  • Patent number: 9877582
    Abstract: A centering-rotary positioning automatic closing device includes a sliding rail installed on a fixed rail in a sliding from; wherein a guiding holder is mounted on a bottom of the fixed rail; a guiding part is mounted on the guiding holder along a sliding direction of the sliding rail; a sliding block is installed on the guiding part of the guiding holder and the guiding holder is connected to the sliding block through a spring; the guiding part has a guiding slot; a centering boss and a rotary boss are provided on a bottom of a bottom plate of a toggle block; the centering boss passes through a fixing hole of the sliding block, and the rotary boss passes through a rotary slot of the sliding block and extends into the guiding slot; a front end of the guiding slot has a positioning slot communicating with the guiding slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: WUXI HAIDAER PRECISION SLIDES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Guangda Zhu, Linming Zhou, Haiwen Zhang
  • Patent number: 9854909
    Abstract: A bi-directional positioning sliding rail assembly includes a sliding rail set including an outer rail and an inner rail linearly slidably coupled together, an actuator mounted in the inner rail and providing a push member having opposing first push end and second push end, and a position-limiting mechanism mounted in the inner rail and including a first position-limiting member and a second position-limiting member that are pivotally connected to the inner rail and respectively disposed adjacent to the first push end and second push end of the push member and alternatively biasable relative to the inner rail by the actuator. Thus, the bi-directional positioning sliding rail assembly has the advantages of simple structure and ease of fabrication and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nan Juen International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: I-Hsiang Chiu
  • Patent number: 9782001
    Abstract: An undermount drawer slide mounting clip releasably attaches a drawer to a drawer rail assembly mounted in a cabinet carcass. The apparatus is capable of effecting positional adjustments of the drawer in three directions without removing the drawer from the cabinet carcass. The apparatus is comprised of a body slidingly engaged with a bonnet. A trigger pivotally connected between the body and the bonnet. A spring loaded catch slidable within the bonnet and acted on by the trigger to releasably attach the apparatus to a drawer rail assembly. A threaded spindle rotates within the base and adjusts the horizontal position of the drawer. A ramp adjustably connected to the base adjusts the vertical position of the drawer. A plunger extends from a housing connected to the body and is adjacent the drawer rail assembly. A lever pivotable within the housing moves the plunger and adjusts the depth of the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Hardware Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis McGregor
  • Patent number: 9756940
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for furniture is disclosed. The furniture includes a first furniture part and a second furniture part movable relative to the first furniture part. The driving mechanism includes a driving device, a locking device and a swing member. The driving device includes an elastic member. The locking device includes a locking part and a guiding member, the guiding member is for generating a force toward the locking part. The swing member is movably connected to the second furniture part. When the swing member is operatively engaged between the locking part and the guiding member, the elastic member of the driving device accumulates a driving force; and when the swing member is operatively disengaged from the locking part and the guiding member, the driving force is released to drive the second furniture part to move from a retrieve position to an open position relative to the first furniture part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Ci-Bin Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9730515
    Abstract: A pullout guide for domestic appliances or furniture has a first rail, a second rail and a third rail mounted to be movable in relation to one another. The third rail is fixed on a body and the first rail is connected to a thrust element. A locking mechanism is provided to lock the first rail against movement in relation to the second rail in a predetermined locking position. The locking mechanism has a locking element that is pre-tensioned in a springy manner in the predetermined locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Juergen Bachor, Peter Jaehrling, Daniel Rehage, Daniel Reidt, Sebastian Bastkowski, Edgar Frobieter, Matthias Kunsch, Christian Koldewey
  • Patent number: 9733679
    Abstract: Hard drive tray having a bracket with a front surface, a bottom surface, and a sidewall forming a receiving space configured to receive a hard disk drive. At least one protrusion extends into the receiving space from the sidewall and is configured to engage the hard disk drive. A securing wire is coupled with the bottom surface opposite the sidewall and the securing wire has a securing end configured to be at least partially received within the hard disk drive, thereby securing the hard disk drive to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Chen Tseng
  • Patent number: 9727099
    Abstract: An HDD mounting apparatus for installing HDDs into a server device is disclosed. The mounting apparatus includes frame dimensioned to receive an HDD and fit within a drive bay with a connector positioned inside for connecting to the HDD. A top cover is secured to one of the long sides of the frame and provides a slot within which a sliding mechanism travels linearly. The sliding mechanism has an engagement mechanism to engage with an edge of the drive bay. A lever is rotatably connected to the top cover by a first hinge. A connector arm is further connected to the lever at one end, and to the sliding mechanism at a second end. When the lever is rotated in one direction, the connector arm generates a force on the sliding mechanism in the first direction that is transferred to a force on the frame in a second opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: ZT GROUP INT'L, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Hastings, Chen An
  • Patent number: 9706678
    Abstract: Server chassis having a main chassis with a bottom surface and first and second lower sidewalls that extend vertically from opposing sides of the bottom surface. First and second flanges extend horizontally outward from the first and second lower sidewalls, respectively. First and second upper sidewalls vertically extend from the first and second flanges. The distance between the first and second upper sidewalls is greater than the distance between first and second lower sidewalls. A tray resting on each of the flanges divides a portion of the main chassis into an upper and a lower portion. A first lateral recess is defined by the first lower sidewall and the first flange, and a second lateral recess is defined by the second lower sidewall and the second flange. The first and second recesses are configured to receive a rail defining an outer boundary substantially flush with the first and second sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER, INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Chen Tseng
  • Patent number: 9693628
    Abstract: A mounting device is configured to mount a carried object to a connecting board. The connecting board is arranged with a mounting hole for mounting a positioning member of the carried object. The mounting device includes a blocking portion, an operating portion, and a base portion. The blocking portion is adjacent to the mounting hole of the connecting board. The operating portion is operatively connected to the blocking portion. The base portion has a first section connected to the connecting board, and a second section connected to the blocking portion. Wherein, when the positioning member of the carried object enters the mounting hole of the connecting board, the blocking portion is configured to block the positioning member; and when the operating portion is operated to move the blocking portion away from the mounting hole of the connecting board, the positioning member is able to disengage from the mounting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9681748
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for furniture is disclosed. The furniture includes a first furniture part and a second furniture part. The driving mechanism includes a first driving device including a first base, a locking device connected to the first base, a swing member movably connected to the second furniture part, a second driving device mounted to the second furniture part and including an elastic member, and a clutch device mounted to the first base. Wherein when the second furniture part is moved from an open position toward a retrieve position to reach a predetermined position, the clutch device is switched from an engaging status to a free status by the second driving device, and the elastic member provides a driving force for driving the second furniture part to be retrieved relative to the first furniture part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Ci-Bin Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9675175
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a front bracket with an opening, a first rail movably connected to the front bracket and having a stop, a buffer member fixed on the first rail and located in the opening, a second rail displaceable with respect to the first rail, and an engaging member provided on the second rail and corresponding to the stop. When the second rail is displaced from a first to a second extended position with respect to the first rail, the engaging member is pushed against the stop, generating an impact force and displacing the first rail from a first to a second position with respect to the front bracket. The buffer member absorbs the impact force by hitting a wall of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9657506
    Abstract: A sliding arrangement, in particular a slide-out device for drawers, sliding doors, etc., includes a sliding piece and a pulling arrangement which can be coupled together by a coupling piece. The pulling arrangement can be placed in a resiliently pretensioned manner in a parking position and can be blocked in the parking position by a locking element. In order to ensure a reliable movement of a drawer or the like into the closure position, the locking element may be locked in the parking position of the pulling arrangement by a bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: KARL SIMON GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Ulrich Bantle
  • Patent number: 9648951
    Abstract: A device for moving a movable furniture part, the device including a force accumulator such that by way of the fitted device the furniture part under the action of the force accumulator is capable of being put in the opening direction, and wherein the device has a locking assembly for locking a tensioned position of the force accumulator, in which the force accumulator is charged for the opening movement of the furniture part, wherein the tensioned position is unlockable. A locking member of the locking assembly, and a movable lever of the device, which is coupled to the force accumulator, are present in an interacting manner such that in the locked tensioned position of the force accumulator, the locking member assumes a locking position, and the lever assumes a standby position in which cancelling of the standby position of the lever is blocked by the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Albrecht, Tino Fellner, Filip Rihtarec
  • Patent number: 9648950
    Abstract: A device for moving a movable furniture part, the device including a force accumulator such that by way of the device which is fitted to an item of furniture the movable furniture part in the case of an opening procedure under the action of the force accumulator is capable of being put in the opening direction, wherein in the case of a movement of the movable furniture part in the closing direction a charging procedure of the force accumulator is performed, and wherein the force accumulator by way of a coupling installation couples to an ejector so as to eject the movable furniture part. The coupling installation includes a lever assembly designed in such a manner that a force for the charging procedure of the force accumulator, which is introduced at the ejector, by means of the lever assembly is transmitted in a geared manner to the force accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Albrecht
  • Patent number: 9642279
    Abstract: A rail mounting structure includes a rail member, an auxiliary member, and a resilient member. The rail member includes first and second mounting slots. The auxiliary member is movably mounted to the rail member and includes first and second portions. The resilient member provides a resilient force acting on the auxiliary member such that the auxiliary member is kept at a predetermined position relative to the rail member where the first and second portions of the auxiliary member are adjacent to the first and second mounting slots respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9629461
    Abstract: A device for influencing the movement of a furniture part movably accommodated on a basic furniture structure via a guide unit, the device including a basic component which is assigned to the guide unit and on which a pushing-out device and a retraction device are present so that, in a mounted state of the device, the furniture part can be pushed out from a closure position on the basic furniture structure in a first direction of movement under an action of the pushing-out device, and the furniture part can be retracted from an open position on the basic furniture structure in a second direction of movement under an action of the retraction device, and a charging mechanism for charging the force accumulator, the pushing-out force accumulator is charged by a movement of the housing component of the pushing-out device relative to the basic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Remo Egger
  • Patent number: 9629459
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, an engaging member, and an operation member. The first rail includes a blocking feature. The second rail is movably connected to the first rail and can be longitudinally displaced from a retracted position to a first extended position and a second extended position relative to the first rail. The engaging member is attached to the second rail. The operation member is mounted to at least one of the first rail and the second rail. The operation member is used to operate the engaging member so that the engaging member is blocked by the blocking feature of the first rail and thus keeps the second rail at the first extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Tehcnology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Zong-Sian Wong, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9615480
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes an open frame storage device assembly for computing equipment. The assembly is configured to vertically suspend carriers, which hold storage devices, from a rack and to interconnect the storage devices to a computer system. The disclosed assembly provides high storage capacity, low weight, efficient cooling, and centralized power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Anthony John Pronozuk, Lon Matthew Stevens, Andrew James Dunn, Shawn Jacob Noland