With Latch, Lock, Or Gravity Closer Patents (Class 312/333)
  • Patent number: 10758042
    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: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: AUSTIN HARDWARE AND SUPPLY, INC.
    Inventor: Norman Allen Smith
  • Patent number: 10758043
    Abstract: A self-retracting and damping device for a drawer element, having a first driver, which has a first driver fork for the engagement of an external activator and is guided in a displaceable manner in a first guide curve, and having a second driver, which is guided in a displaceable manner in a second guide curve. One of the drivers is coupled to a damping element and the other driver is coupled to an energy store. The two drivers are coupled to one another in part. The first driver is coupled to the energy store and the second driver is coupled to the damping element. In a first part of a retracting movement, the energy store and the damping element act on the external activator and, in a second part of the retracting movement, only the energy store acts on the external activator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GmbH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Volker Pohlmann
  • Patent number: 10743661
    Abstract: A slide rail mechanism includes a first bracket and a second bracket. The first bracket is slidably coupled to the second bracket. The second bracket includes a second body and two second bent portions respectively extending toward each other from two longitudinal sides of the second body. A gap is defined between each second bent portion and the second body. The first bracket is slidably received in the gaps. The second bent portions limit a sliding direction of the first bracket relative to the second bracket. The first bracket is retracted or extended relative to the second bracket to adjust a combined length of the first bracket and the second bracket in a cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS(TIANJIN)CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-Ju Wu, Chen-Sheng Tang
  • Patent number: 10736422
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a first structure, a second structure and a disengaging member. The disengaging member is arranged at a position on the second rail to be conveniently operated by a user. When the second rail is moved relative to the first rail to an extended position, the first structure and the second structure are configured to be engaged with each other, in order to hold the second rail at the extended position. Wherein, the disengaging member is configured to disengage the first structure from the second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chun-Yi Ho, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10709035
    Abstract: A rail clamp latch holder is provided. The rail clamp latch holder includes a grippable portion and a rail portion disposed at a forward side of the grippable portion. The rail portion includes first and second pairs of opposed latches which are configured to latch onto a rail and which are disposed at first and second longitudinal ends of the rail portion, respectively, a tab, a locking pin and an elastic member. The tab is insertable into a rail latch. The elastic member extends along a longitudinal axis of the rail portion and elastically couples the locking pin and the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert R. Genest, Arthur Higby, Leung M. Hung, Mateusz Koziol
  • Patent number: 10694847
    Abstract: A bracket device adapted to a slide rail mechanism is disclosed. The bracket device includes a first supporting frame, a second supporting frame and a bracket. The second supporting frame is movable relative to the first supporting frame. The bracket includes a side wall and at least one mounting member arranged adjacent to the side wall. Herein, the first supporting frame and the second supporting frame are able to be engaged with each other through a first structure and a second structure, in order to be moved simultaneously from a first position along a direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    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: 10667607
    Abstract: A retracting mechanism for first and second furniture parts includes a guiding structure, a catch member, and a resilient member. The first furniture part includes an engaging feature. The catch member is displaceable between first and second guiding portions of the guiding structure and includes first and second features. While the second furniture part is displaced in a certain direction with respect to the first furniture part, with the catch member initially at the first guiding portion and with the engaging feature caught by one of the first and second features, the catch member is disengaged from the engaging feature such that the resilient member stores a force for assisting in retracting the second furniture part with respect to the first furniture part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shih-Lung Huang, Fang-Cheng Su, Ci-Bin Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10667608
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pull-out guide, in particular for a domestic appliance or a piece of furniture, comprising a stationary guide rail and a running rail which is movably mounted on the guide rail. A damping device comprising a fluid damper which acts on one side is provided on the guide rail, said fluid damper having a damper housing and a piston rod which can be pushed into and drawn out of the damper housing. A first activator acts on the damping device shortly before reaching a closed position during a closing movement of the running rail in order to brake the movement of the running rail. A second activator acts on the damping device shortly before reaching the maximum open position during an opening movement of the running rail in order to brake the movement of the running rail. The pull-out guide is preferably used in a domestic appliance, in particular in a dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Michael Lehmkuhl, Andreas Löh
  • Patent number: 10638837
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus using a sliding mechanism for easy insertion and removal of insertable units includes a supporting bracket and a sliding mechanism. The sliding mechanism includes an outer rail, a middle rail, an inner rail, a latching unit, and a locking unit. The latching unit includes first and second guiding portions on the inner rail, first and second positioning members slidably mounted to the middle rail, and third and second guiding portions on the outer rail. The locking unit includes a locking member at end of the inner rail and a locking portion on the middle rail to correspond to the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJIN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chen-Sheng Tang
  • Patent number: 10617208
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a third rail, a synchronization member and a fastening member. The third rail is movably mounted between the first and second rails. The synchronization member and the fastening member are movably mounted to the third rail. The synchronization member is configured to engage with the second rail, such that the second and third rails can be synchronously moved relative to the first rail along an opening direction. When the second and third rails are moved to a first predetermined position, the synchronization member is disengaged from the second rail. When the third rail is moved from the first predetermined position to a second predetermined position along the opening direction, the third rail is fastened to the first rail by the fastening member to prevent the third rail from being moved relative to the first rail along a retracted direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    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: 10610015
    Abstract: A slide rail device with an unlocking structure for a middle slide rail includes an outer slide rail mounted on a fixing member, and an inner slide rail mounted on a side wall of a movable member. The inner slide rail is coupled to the outer slide rail to enable a middle slide rail to be disposed between the outer slide rail and the inner slide rail. A ball bearing unit is disposed between the middle slide rail and the inner slide rail. A releasing element is movably disposed on the middle slide rail and arranged between the ball bearing unit and the elastic locking element. When the inner slide rail and the movable member are removed from the slide rail device, the releasing element is pushed by the ball bearing unit and pushes an elastic locking element to unlock the middle slide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MARTAS PRECISION SLIDE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wan-Lai Chen
  • Patent number: 10603663
    Abstract: The invention is an interior vessel of a simulation cabinet, with at least two hook-shaped fastening elements being arranged at the interior vessel for fastening at a housing of the simulation cabinet, and a simulation cabinet comprising such an interior vessel and a housing, with the housing showing engagement elements, which can be engaged by the hook-shaped fastening elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: VEGA GRIESHABER KG
    Inventor: Vedat Demirkaya
  • Patent number: 10597923
    Abstract: A stop position damping device (13) for a sliding element (11) that is slidably arranged in a sliding direction (R) relative to a stationary element (12) includes a structural unit (14) and an activating part (15) that are connected to one of the two elements (11), (12) respectively. The structural unit (14) has a base carrier (21) at which a damping cylinder supporting arrangement (23) is pivotably mounted with one and around a first pivot axis (S1). At the opposite free end (24), the damping cylinder supporting arrangement (23) is supported without guidance at the base carrier (21) via a biasing element (25), wherein the biasing element (25) creates a torque around the first pivot axis (S1). In an area that is closer to the free end (24) as to the first pivot axis (S1), a catch part (45) can move in a length direction (L) relative to the damping cylinder supporting arrangement (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HAHN-Gasfedern GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Christof Intelmann, Hubert Redle
  • Patent number: 10561240
    Abstract: A drawer slide with a two-way opening and closing structure includes: a main rail, a pivot block pivotally provided on the main rail, a slide rail slidably mounted on the main rail, and a pull lever pivotally disposed on the slide rail. The main rail has a limiting portion disposed along a vertical direction. The pivot block has an offset post movably disposed at the limiting portion along the vertical direction, and a first dislocation block which can be locked with a second dislocation block of the pull lever in a staggered manner. The user can set two sets of identical drawer slides with the two-way opening and closing structure on two sides of the drawer, and the first and second dislocation blocks can be misaligned by the limiting portion, namely, two identical slide rails 40 can be applied to the two opposite sides of the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SUN CHAIN METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Pei-Ssu Kao
  • Patent number: 10477965
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail and a positioning device. The first rail includes a first structure and a second structure. The second rail is movable relative to the first rail. The positioning device is arranged to the second rail and includes an elastic member and a positioning member. The elastic member provides an elastic force to the positioning member. When the second rail is moved relative to the first rail from a first position to a second position, the positioning member is moved to an engaging position through the elastic force and abuts against the first structure. When the second rail is moved relative to the first rail from the second position to a third position, the positioning member is moved from the engaging position to a disengaging position and no longer abuts against the first structure by guidance of the second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chun-Yi Ho, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10448535
    Abstract: A rail clamp latch holder is provided. The rail clamp latch holder includes a grippable portion and a rail portion disposed at a forward side of the grippable portion. The rail portion includes first and second pairs of opposed latches which are configured to latch onto a rail and which are disposed at first and second longitudinal ends of the rail portion, respectively, a tab, a locking pin and an elastic member. The tab is insertable into a rail latch. The elastic member extends along a longitudinal axis of the rail portion and elastically couples the locking pin and the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert R. Genest, Arthur Higby, Leung M. Hung, Mateusz Koziol
  • Patent number: 10440851
    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: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    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: 10440854
    Abstract: A slide rail unit includes: an outer rail; a middle rail housed in the outer rail, being slidable in a longitudinal direction of the outer rail; an inner rail housed in the middle rail, being slidable in a longitudinal direction of the middle rail; and a lever disposed between the outer rail and the middle rail, being slidable in the longitudinal direction of the outer rail. The lever includes a lever projecting portion configured to lock a slide of the middle rail when the lever is drawn out by a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriyoshi Yoneda
  • Patent number: 10413066
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail and a locking device. The first rail includes a blocking part. The second rail is movable relative to the first rail. The locking device is arranged on the second rail. The locking device includes a first part and a second part. A first space is defined between the first part and the second part. When the second rail is located at a predetermined position relative to the first rail, a second space is defined between the first part and the second part and configured to accommodate the blocking part, and the first part and the second part of the locking device are configured to respectively block two sides of the blocking part of the first rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 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: 10398228
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a rail, a moving rail, and a damping device. When the moving rail is moved relative to the rail, the damping device is pushed by the moving rail to provide damping effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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