Vertically Adjustable Patents (Class 312/334.4)
  • Patent number: 10470568
    Abstract: An adjustment mechanism includes an adjustment device. The adjustment device includes a first component, a second component, and an adjusting element. The first component includes a first feature. The adjusting element is arranged on the second component and includes a second feature. When the adjusting element is operated, the first feature and the second feature work with each other to longitudinally displace, and thereby adjust, the second component and the first component with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shih-Lung Huang, Fang-Cheng Su, Ci-Bin Huang, Yue-Hua Tang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10420420
    Abstract: A slide rail bracket includes a main body and a slide component. The main body has an accommodating portion inside, and the front end of the main body is provided with two through holes. The slide component has a slide block and two positioning bolts. The slide block is slidably disposed in the accommodating portion, and the two positioning bolts are disposed on the front end of the slide block and respectively penetrate into the two through holes. The front ends of two positioning bolts respectively have a first diameter portion and a second diameter portion. The first diameter portion and the second diameter portion are arranged coaxial with each other, and the first diameter portion is disposed at the front end of the second diameter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MARTAS PRECISION SLIDE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wan-Lai Chen
  • Patent number: 10070555
    Abstract: An insertable fixing module of an industrial cabinet rail includes a main body, a hook, a linking slider and a press key, and the rail is installed in the industrial cabinet. The hook is installed in the linking slider. With the design of a slop pushing between the linking slider and the press key, an inverted hook portion of the hook is latched into a latching hole of a frame. In the present invention, the press key is situated on the inner side of the frame to prevent from being touched accidently. During installation, the fixing module can be inserted and fixed. During removal, the press key is pushed along the extending direction of the rail, so that the hook can be withdrawn to remove the rail. The invention improves the stability of installation and the convenience of installation and removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Martas Precision Slide Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wan-Lai Chen
  • Patent number: 9986825
    Abstract: An assembly storage rack includes two pair of support legs, two rail members, and a plurality of drawers. Each rail member includes a pair of connection portions and a plurality of rail portions. The pair of connection portions and the plurality of rail portions are integrally formed with each other. The pair of connection portions and the plurality of rail portions are respectively formed at two opposite sides of each rail member. The pair of connection portions of each rail member is detachedly mounted to each pair of support legs. Each drawer is slidably mounted between two rail portions of the two rail members facing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: THN SHONG INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsong-Yow Lin
  • Patent number: 9723746
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a bracket base, and a bracket. The first rail defines a channel. The second rail is movably connected to the first rail and is longitudinally displaceable relative to the first rail in the channel of the first rail. The bracket base is connected to the first rail. The bracket is movably connected to the bracket base. When displaced in an extending direction from a retracted position toward an extended position relative to the first rail, the second rail drives the first rail to displace the bracket base from a first position to a second position relative to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 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: 9498060
    Abstract: A slide track assembly includes an outer track having a first unlocking face, a first stop face, and a second stop face. A middle track is slideably received in the outer track and includes a sliding groove. An inner track is slideably received in the middle track and includes a first unlocking portion, a first stop portion, and a second stop portion. A positioning block is received in the sliding groove and is slideable relative to the middle track in a vertical direction. The positioning block includes first and second stop ends. The positioning block further includes a stop face extending between the first and second stop ends and facing the first lateral wall of the sliding groove. The positioning block can be moved to lock or unlock the inner track, the middle track, and the outer track during extending and retraction of the inner track and the middle track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Chi-Feng Hsu
  • Patent number: 9414674
    Abstract: A slide attachment and detachment device for a drawer. The slide attachment and detachment device for a drawer is formed as one member, thereby reducing time and costs consumed for manufacturing the slide attachment and detachment device for the drawer, improving hygienic properties, and enabling use in environments with high humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignees: SEGOS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoon Sig Park, Hyun ho Cha, Jae Won Kim
  • Patent number: 9398808
    Abstract: A drawer glide mechanism can include a first elongate guide member, a second elongate glide member, a ball bearing component, and a v-notch socket. The first elongate guide member includes a distal end that is configured to fit within an opening in the v-notch socket. The drawer glide mechanism can further include one or more floating members and fixed members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: RSI HOME PRODUCTS MANAGEMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Bradly Anderson, Edward William Roy Lachman, Jeffrey Scott Hoeft
  • Patent number: 9345324
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drawer pull-out guide (4), comprising a body rail (5) to be fastened to a furniture body (2), an in particular metal drawer rail (7) to be fastened to the drawer (3), and an adjusting device (16) for adjusting the height of the drawer (3) relative to the drawer rail (7), wherein the adjusting device (16) has an adjusting part (19), which is supported so as to be movable along a guiding track (18) to a limited extent in order to adjust the height of the drawer (3), wherein the guiding track (18) is designed as an opening in a leg (7b) of the drawer rail (7) extending vertically in the usage position, wherein the guiding track (18) extends at an angle to the horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: JULIUS BLUM GMBH
    Inventor: Simon Grabherr
  • Patent number: 9155220
    Abstract: A coupling member is coupled to a support column of a rack. A plate-shaped member is rotatably engaged with a coupling member with one longitudinal end as an axis. An L-shaped member includes a first flat plate and a second flat plate orthogonal to the first flat plate and includes, with a transverse end of the first flat plate rotatably engaged with one plate face of the plate-shaped member with the longitudinal direction of the plate-shaped member as an axis and with a plate face of the first flat plate in intimate contact with the one plate face, a mounting member in which the second flat plate protrudes from one transverse end of the plate-shaped member and a fixing mechanism that fixes the mounting member with the plate face of the first flat plate in intimate contact with the one plate face of the plate-shaped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takanaga Yokosawa, Takashi Watanabe, Yasuhiro Muramatsu, Takashi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9091831
    Abstract: Telecommunications patch panel (10) comprising a mounting interface for mounting the patch panel (10) in a mounting location of a rack, wherein the mounting interface comprises fixation means (120) for suspending and securely fixing the patch panel (10) on the rack. The fixation means (120) is/are linearly movable, relative to the mounting interface, in a first direction between a first position and a second position, and in a second direction between the second position and a third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Xavier Chatellard, Guy Metral
  • Patent number: 9066591
    Abstract: A fixing device of a slide assembly has a bracket. The fixing device includes an insertion member, an engaging member and a resilient member. The insertion member is connected to the bracket and has a slot. The engaging member is pivotally connected relative to the bracket and has an operation portion and an arm which extends through the slot of the insertion member. The arm has a first protrusion. The resilient member provides a force to the engaging member to extend the first protrusion beyond the slot of the insertion member. By moving the operation portion, the first protrusion is controlled to be retracted toward the slot of the insertion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    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: 9039108
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drawer frame including an adjusting device for raising and lowering the drawer frame relative to a drawer pull-out guide. The adjusting device, which is arranged substantially inside the drawer frame, has an actuating element accessible from the drawer interior, in the region of a lateral inner surface of the drawer frame facing the drawer interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: JULIUS BLUM GMBH
    Inventor: Markus Feuerstein
  • Patent number: 8991952
    Abstract: The hooking device of a drawer to a longitudinal guide, comprises a support body fixable to a front and/or a bottom of the drawer and is provided with an oscillating command lever of a hooking organ of the support body to the guide, the support body exhibiting a first part of body fixable to the drawer and at least one second part of body slidably connected with the first part of body and adjustably positioned at least in the longitudinal direction of the guide, the lever and the hooking organ being solidly constrained to said second part of body in displacement thereof in the longitudinal direction of the guide, at least first adjustment means being further provided for varying a position of said second part of body with respect to the first part of body in the longitudinal direction of the guide for adjusting the position of the drawer with respect to the guide in the longitudinal direction of the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Arturo Salice, S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 8979223
    Abstract: An adjustable coupling device includes a base member fastened to a sliding rail assembly, a sliding block connected to the base member to support a sliding box, a first adjustment member rotatable to adjust the position of the sliding box horizontally subject to the constraint of a limiter member, and a second adjustment member rotatable to adjust the position of the sliding box vertically subject to the constraint of a push member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nan Juen International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo-Sheng Huang
  • Patent number: 8967567
    Abstract: A bracket pin assembly includes a support plate having an end plate which has at least one opening. The pin includes a base, a support member, a first installation member, a second installation member, and a resilient member. The base has a chamber and the support member is connected to the base. The first and second installation members respectively have a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion. The support member has an engaging section. The resilient member is located in the chamber of the base to bias the first and second installation members. When the installation members of the pin extend through the first installation holes of the first post, the first and second engaging portions are engaged with the engaging section of the support members to secure the first and second installation members relative to the support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Yao-Tsung Chen, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8967744
    Abstract: A reinforcement device includes a rail, a reinforcement member and an extension support which is connected to the reinforcement member. The rail has a top wall, a bottom wall and a sidewall connected between the top and bottom walls. The sidewall has a first face and a second face which is located opposite to the first face. A space between the top wall, the bottom wall and the first face of the sidewall defines a slide path. The reinforcement member is connected to the reinforcement path of the rail. The extension support is engaged with the rail. The rail is reinforced by the reinforcement member and the extension support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8960822
    Abstract: A drawer track with an anti-slip structure may include four connecting units; two rails horizontally installed on both sides of a receiving space formed by said connecting units at four corners, said rail having multiple through holes and a slide sheet on each inner portion of the rails; a drawer; and at least one anti-slip member. The drawer is placed onto and slides along the slide sheets of the rail. The rail has multiple through holes and is connected with the L-shaped anti-slip member to limit the movement of the drawer. The drawer track with an anti-slip structure can be quickly and conveniently installed and safely operated, and provide sufficient structural stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Yen-Huang Hsu
  • Patent number: 8919711
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for detachably coupling a drawer to an extendable rail of a pullout guide, comprising an adjusting apparatus by means of which a position of a drawer connected to the rail can be adjusted in the lateral direction relative to the rail, wherein the device has a fastening part that can be fastened to the drawer and a coupling part that can be coupled to the rail, wherein the coupling part can be detachably coupled to the rail, and wherein the position of the fastening part and the coupling part relative to each other can be adjusted by the adjusting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Holzer, Kurt Haemmerle
  • Patent number: 8870311
    Abstract: A track-bearing cabinet fastener having: a track holder with a baseplate; a clamping device provided with (a) a clamping box which is securely fixed at the baseplate for development of an accommodating space inside and has through slots at both top and bottom sides through which the accommodating space is accessed and two ports at its front side, one of which abuts a hook piece, (b) a clamping block which is held in the accommodating space and resisted by springs and has two protruded resisting parts located at its front side and corresponding to the ports, and (c) a clamping plug securely fixed behind the clamping box and the clamping block and closely contacting the springs by which the protruded resisting parts extend into the ports. As such, the track holder can be assembled, positioned and operated easily and safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nan Juen International Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Fu-Tien Chang
  • Patent number: 8857929
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pull-out guide for a drawer. The pull-out guide has a body rail to be fastened to the furniture body and at least one pull-out rail that can be moved relative to the body rail. The pull-out guide includes a retaining element having a connecting element, so that the drawer can be adjustably connected to the pull-out rail. The retaining element can be connected to the pull-out rail and the connecting element is movably mounted relative to the retaining element. An adjusting device for horizontally moving the connecting element is arranged on the retaining element, and the adjusting device includes a converting device, which can be rotationally moved about an axis arranged substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the pull-out rail and so that a rotational motion can be converted into a translational motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Emanuel Netzer
  • Patent number: 8817463
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a rack for housing electronic components with a movable power distribution unit (PDU). The rack includes a rack housing configured to accommodate a plurality of electronic components. It also includes a first PDU configured to supply electrical power to the plurality of electronic components. The rack additionally includes an attachment mechanism configured to movably attach the first PDU to the rack housing, so that the first PDU can be moved to create an access space to facilitate a maintenance operation while the first PDU continues to supply power to the plurality of electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: LinkedIN Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob R. Rose, Dale B. Clark
  • Patent number: 8807351
    Abstract: A demountable mounting apparatus for fixing a slide rail to a post includes a mounting bracket secured to the slide rail, a coupling member fixed to the mounting bracket, a latch member rotatably mounted to the mounting bracket, and a restoring member between the latch member and the mounting bracket. The coupling member includes an inserting pin extending into the through hole of the post, and defining a receiving slot. The latch member includes an arm to be received in the receiving slot of the inserting pin, and a hook protruding from the arms. The latch member is locked in a position by the hooks engaging the far surface of the post. A rotation of latch member makes the hooks disengage from the post, thereby allowing the release of the slide rail from the post. The restoring member biases the latch member to the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shu-Chen Lin, Chen-Sheng Tang
  • Patent number: 8801122
    Abstract: A universal mounting system is provided for use in connection with substantially any type of electronic equipment so was to reduce or substantially avoid the need for rail kids or other mounting assemblies that are its equipment specific for mounting equipment to racks. In one implementation, a uniform mounting system (101) includes a number of rail and slider assemblies (112). Each of the rail and slider assemblies includes a slider that is slightly mounted on a support rail. Each of the slider is includes mounting flange is and brackets for mounting the slider to a piece of equipment. The mounting flanges 116 that's collectively define a segmented vertical rail. A safety stop mechanism can be used to define very a offset figurations of the equipment with respect to a front end of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Zonit Structured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Chapel, William Pachoud
  • Patent number: 8777340
    Abstract: A pull-out guide for drawers includes a body rail to be fastened to a furniture body and at least one pull-out rail that can be moved relative to the body rail. The guide also includes an adjustment device by which a position of a drawer that is connected or can be connected to the pull-out rail can be adjusted. The adjustment device includes at least one retaining pin that can be inserted in a provided borehole of the drawer and a bearing part mounted on the pull-out rail. The bearing part is arranged at the rear end of the pull-out rail and extends at a distance to an upper side of the pull-out rail in a substantially horizontal direction in the longitudinal direction of the pull-out rail, wherein the bearing part is mounted adjustably inside the retaining pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Ulrich Greussing
  • Patent number: 8764136
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coupling device for detachably connecting a drawer to a movable rail of a drawer pull-out guide. The coupling device includes at least one movably mounted coupling part for detachably connecting the coupling device to the movable rail of the drawer pull-out guide. The coupling device includes an adapter device, so that the height position of the coupling part relative to the draw bottom can be adjusted. The adapter device includes a bearing part to be fastened to the drawer, and an adjustment part is connected to the coupling part. The adjustment part is adjustably supported in a direction substantially at a right angle to the drawer bottom in order to adjust the height position of the coupling part relative to the bearing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Simon Grabherr
  • Patent number: 8757742
    Abstract: An adjustable rack assembly for a washing appliance. The adjustable rack assembly includes a rack having a first side wall and an opposing second side wall, a first rail assembly having a first plurality of horizontal rails, and a second rail assembly having a second plurality of horizontal rails. A first support assembly is coupled to the first side wall of the rack and includes a first support plate configured to be removably coupled to the first rail assembly at a first horizontal rail of the first plurality of horizontal rails. A second support assembly is coupled to the second side wall of the rack and includes a second support plate configured to be removably coupled to the second rail assembly at a first horizontal rail of the second plurality of horizontal rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Aaron Matthew McDaniel
  • Patent number: 8733866
    Abstract: A combination of bracket and slide assembly includes a bracket and a rail. The bracket has a top portion, a bottom portion, a side portion connected to the top and bottom portions, and a support member fixedly to the side portion. The top portion, the bottom portion and the side portion define a longitudinal path. The support member is located in the longitudinal path. The rail extends through the longitudinal path of the bracket and has a top wall, a bottom wall, and a sidewall connected to the top and the bottom walls. The sidewall has a reinforcement path with a recessed surface, and the reinforcement path is located corresponding to the bracket. A first protrusion and a second protrusion are located on the top and the bottom of the reinforcement path. The support member is slidably connected to the reinforcement path and located corresponding to the first and second protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8727138
    Abstract: A rail for toolless installation between first and second vertical rack rails. The rail comprises a telescoping rail body having a first and second ends, and an inside surface having a shelf, wherein a latch assembly is disposed at each end of the rail body. Each latch assembly comprises a flange secured to an end of the rail, a latch arm, a release handle, and a retractable pin. The latch arm is pivotally secured to the rail body, distally extends from the flange, and is biased toward a latched position. The release handle is on the inside surface of the rail body for movement from a latched position to an unlatched position. The retractable pin distally extends from each end and is biased toward a distally extended position, wherein the pin is stepped from a first diameter portion to a second larger diameter portion for adapting to different sized holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karl K. Dittus, Aubrey L. Hodges, Daniel P. Kelaher, Brian A. Trumbo
  • Patent number: 8721012
    Abstract: A reinforcement and adjustment device includes a rail, a reinforcement member, an extension support and an installation support which is movably connected to the extension support. The rail has a top wall, a bottom wall and a sidewall connected between the top and bottom walls. The sidewall has a first face and a second face which is located opposite to the first face. A space between the top wall, the bottom wall and the first face of the sidewall define a slide path. The second face of the sidewall defines a recessed reinforcement path. The reinforcement member is movably located in the reinforcement path of the rail. The extension support is fixed to the reinforcement member and engaged with the rail. The rail is reinforced by the reinforcement member and the extension support. The installation support is adjustable by the cooperation of the extension support, the reinforcement member and the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8672431
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first, second, and third rail. The second rail is slidably connected to the first rail defining a second path. The third rail is slidably connected to the second path of the second rail. A front and rear support are respectively connected to a front end and rear end of the first rail. A stop member has a fixed section and a resilient section extending from the fixed section. The fixed section is fixed to the front support and the first rail. The stop portion is located at the resilient section. When the third rail is separated from the second rail and the second rail is retracted in the first rail, the stop portion prevents the third rail from being inserted into the second path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Publication number: 20140015391
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drawer frame, comprising an adjusting device for raising and lowering the drawer frame relative to a drawer pull-out guide, wherein the adjusting device, which is arranged substantially inside the drawer frame, has an actuating element, which is accessible from the drawer interior, in the region of a lateral inner surface of the drawer frame facing the drawer interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Markus FEUERSTEIN
  • Publication number: 20140015390
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drawer pull-out guide (4), comprising a body rail (5) to be fastened to a furniture body (2), an in particular metal drawer rail (7) to be fastened to the drawer (3), and an adjusting device (16) for adjusting the height of the drawer (3) relative to the drawer rail (7), wherein the adjusting device (16) has an adjusting part (19), which is supported so as to be movable along a guiding track (18) to a limited extent in order to adjust the height of the drawer (3), wherein the guiding track (18) is designed as an opening in a leg (7b) of the drawer rail (7) extending vertically in the usage position, wherein the guiding track (18) extends at an angle to the horizontal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Simon GRABHERR
  • Patent number: 8602225
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for fixing a slide rail to either a first rack post or a second rack post with different sizes or shapes of locating holes, includes a mounting bracket secured to the slide rail, a latch member rotatably mounted to the mounting bracket, and a restoring member. The mounting bracket includes a locating pin having a first segment adapted to extending through the first rack post locating hole, and a second segment adapted to extending through the second rack post locating hole. The latch member includes an arm received in the locating pin, with first and second holding teeth. In the locking position, either the first or the second teeth extend out of the locating pin to clasp the first or the second rack post, the unlocking position is achieved against spring pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shu-Chen Lin, Chen-Sheng Tang
  • Patent number: 8596471
    Abstract: A mounting bracket includes an end plate perpendicularly extending from a side plate and having an elongate hole. A pin assembly includes a pin, a protrusion and a fixing member, wherein the pin is connected to the protrusion and contacts the end plate. The protrusion is located in and movable in the elongate hole. The thickness of the protrusion is larger than that of the end plate. The fixing member includes a head and a shank extending from the head. The shank connects the pin and the protrusion. By this arrangement, the fixing member and the pin clamps the protrusion to be movably engaged with the elongate hole. The pin is adjustably moved in the elongate hole by the protrusion in the elongate hole of the end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, I-Ming Tseng, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8585165
    Abstract: A device for adjusting height of a drawer is disposed on the drawer and a rear portion of a guide rail. The device includes a base, a supporting seat, an adjusting member, a screw rod and a connecting member. A first end of the base is connected to the guide rail and the supporting seat is mounted on the second end of the base. The screw rod is connected to the adjusting member and extends through the supporting seat. The screw rod is also connected to the guide rail. The connecting member is connected to the drawer and has a pin. When the drawer is mounted on the guide rail, the pin is connected to the supporting seat. When the adjusting member is rotated, the supporting seat and the connecting member are movable, so that the height of the drawer relative to the guide rail can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Ken-Ching Chen, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8562086
    Abstract: A rail system for supporting equipment in a rack is disclosed. The rail system may include: a first support rail assembly extending between a pair of vertical columns; a second support rail assembly extending between a different pair of vertical columns. Each support rail assembly may include: a support rail having opposite ends; aligners configured to align the opposite ends of the support rail with apertures of vertical columns; and mounting plates configured to removably secure the aligners to the opposite ends of the support rail. At least one mounting plate may be further configured to define at least one receiving portion for receiving a fastener for securing an equipment supportable in the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Baik, David Willheim, Russell Read, Dave Howard
  • Patent number: 8528994
    Abstract: A drawer glide assembly for a drawer type dishwasher includes a mounting bracket having a top edge portion, a bottom edge portion and side portions that collectively define first and second opposing surfaces. The mounting bracket also includes a pad member that projects laterally outward from the first surface and a hook member that projects laterally outward from the second surface. The glide assembly further includes a drawer glide unit having a first rail member slidably interconnected with a second rail member through a third rail member. The mounting bracket serves as an interface between a tub of the dishwasher and an outer housing. That is, the mounting bracket is supported upon the outer housing by the hook member and the glide assembly is secured to both the tub and the first surface. In this fashion, the tub can be readily shifted into and out from the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Simmons, Thomas J. Wuestefeld
  • Patent number: 8469470
    Abstract: A refrigerator unit and/or a freezer unit having one or more storage shelves for the reception of refrigerated goods and/or frozen goods is provided. The unit has one or more extension arrangements which are connected to the storage shelves and by means of which the storage shelves can be pulled out of and pushed into the appliance, wherein the extension arrangements are releasably connected to the storage shelves and/or wherein the extension arrangements are releasably connected to the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgeraete Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Hecht, Monika Albinger
  • Patent number: 8437123
    Abstract: A server cabinet includes a cabinet, a first slide rail, and a second slide rail. The cabinet includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a rear wall, two sidewalls, and two doors. The first slide rail is mounted on an inner surface of one of the sidewalls. The first slide rail has a first end and an opposite second end. The first slide rail defines a first slide groove. The first end is adjacent to the doors, and the second end is close to the rear wall. The second slide rail has a first and a second connection ends. The second slide rail defines a second slide groove. The first connection end is rotatably coupled to the first end so that the second slide rail is capable of rotating relative to the first slide rail to a position where the second slide rail aligns with the first slide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8427823
    Abstract: In a mounting device for disk drive, two HDDs are retained in an outer case that forms the mounting device, and an inner case with guiding grooves each including an oblique groove and a parallel groove formed thereon is provided. When the inner case is extracted, the HDD on the front side is caused to ascend in the vertical direction to a position where the HDD on the front side does not obstruct the extraction of the HDD on the back side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Satoru Yamada
  • Patent number: 8400765
    Abstract: A computer system includes a chassis, one or more hard disk drives coupled to the chassis, and one or more air passages under at least one of the hard disk drives. The air passages include one or more air inlets and one or more air outlets. The inlets direct at least a portion of the air downwardly into the passages. The passages allow air to move from the air inlets to the air outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter G. Ross
  • Patent number: 8371454
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for a rack is provided. The rack has a plurality of holes. The bracket assembly includes a bracket having multiple bracket holes, a base securely connected to the bracket, and a fastening member pivotally connected to the bracket. The base includes multiple connection members corresponding to the bracket holes. The fastening member includes a resilient leg and a fastening arm. The fastening arm has at least one fastening portion. One of the connection members is inserted into one of the holes of the rack. The fastening portion of the fastening arm is hooked to the rack so as to connect the bracket to the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken Ching Chen, Shun Ho Yang, Chien Li Huang, Chun Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8336973
    Abstract: A flush-mounted guiding arrangement adjustably mounts furniture parts that are extractably and insertably mounted inside a furniture carcass by means of a pair of extensible guides encompassing one respective guide rail. The sliding rail is longitudinally guided on the guide rail and can be placed in the lateral edge region on the bottom face of the extractable furniture part. An adjusting fixture grips the bottom of the furniture part that is to be mounted and in the forward end area of the sliding rail. The adjusting fixture has a mechanism for adjusting the position of a sliding rail relative to the extractable furniture part in the direction of at least one axis of a Cartesian coordinate system formed by three coordinate axes that run substantially perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Alfit AG
    Inventor: Horst Berger
  • Patent number: 8328300
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus is provided for mounting a slide rail to a rack post defining a number of through holes. The mounting apparatus includes a mounting bracket and a clipping member. The mounting bracket includes a sliding portion slidably engaged with the slide rail and an end plate perpendicularly extending from a front end of the sliding portion. Two inserting pins extend from the end plate through corresponding through holes of the rack post. The clipping member includes a first end fixed to the mounting bracket, and a second end approaching the end plate. A tab protrudes from the clipping member and is adjacent to the second end of the clipping member. The second end or the tab of the clipping member abuts against a side of rack post opposite to the end plate to avoid the inserting pins to disengage from the corresponding through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mo-Ming Yu, Ze-Hong Chen, Guang-Hua Gu
  • Patent number: 8322668
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a slide rail includes a post, a mounting bracket, a fixing plate, and two fasteners. The post longitudinally defines two positioning holes. The mounting bracket is capable of being connected to an end of the slide rail. An end plate is formed on an end of the mounting bracket, and two through holes are defined in the end plate. The fixing plate defines two fixing holes. The fasteners are respectively extended through the positioning holes of the post and the through holes of the end plate, and engaged in the fixing holes of the fixing plate, to allow the fixing plate to be locked to the post. The mounting bracket is transversely slidably coupled to the post and the fixing plate via the two fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Sheng Tang, Shu-Chen Lin, Hsueh-Chin Lu, Hung-Ting Su
  • Patent number: 8317279
    Abstract: An electronic assembly includes a rack, two connecting arms, a case and two guideways. The connecting arms are mounted on opposite sides of the rack, spaced from and facing each other. The case includes a supporting housing and a cover. The supporting housing is sandwiched between the connecting arms, and secured on the connecting arms. Two tracks are formed on the lateral sides of the supporting housing. The cover are formed with two spaced slideways. The cover covers the supporting housing; and two slideways enclose the two tracks and are slidable along the tracks. The guideways are mounted on the connecting arms, respectively. The slideways of the cover slide along the tracks oriented toward the guideways, and engage with the guideways to make the cover slide away from the supporting housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guang-Yi Zhang, Wei Qiu
  • Publication number: 20120291825
    Abstract: A dish rack is supported for vertical movement relative to a dishwasher tub, with the vertical adjustment being made by manually shifting the dish rack to cause a camming unit of a latching mechanism to cooperate with a follower in establishing at least a lowered position and a raised position for the rack. The camming unit includes a plurality of camming surfaces and ramps establishing multiple tiers upon which the follower is guided while being biased by a spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: HARSHAL J. BHAJAK, GERALD J. MCNERNEY, MIHIR PONKSHE, AMIT K. SHARMA
  • Patent number: 8292382
    Abstract: A rail set assembly includes following elements. A retainer is capable of being fixed to a frame by a bending portion thereof and thus to provide a supporting force to the rail. The retainer further has a positioning locking hole. An engaging unit has a plurality of through holes and bending sides on each of a long upper side and a long lower side. The engaging unit can further retain the retainer in a certain position. A sliding track has a front fixing unit, a rear post, a long slot at a central part thereof. The sliding track further has a bending portion on each of an upper and a lower side of the track, and the sliding track is parallel and slidable along the engaging unit. An embedding unit has a guide block and a positioning block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Lif J. K. Corporation
    Inventor: Chi-Tsun Cheng
  • Patent number: 8262041
    Abstract: A device is configured to be secured within an equipment rack of the type having two spaced-apart mounting flanges, with each flange having a plurality of openings formed therein spaced-apart from one another a predetermined distance. The device includes an elongated body having two, opposite ends and two attachment configurations, one for each end of the elongated body. Each attachment configuration has at least one retention element to be inserted within the openings of the mounting flanges. At least one attachment configuration has a plunger pin configured to retain the device to the mounting rails. The attachment configuration is constructed and arranged to facilitate tool-less installation and removal of the device with the mounting rails. Other embodiments of the device and a method of securing the device to an equipment rack are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: American Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph H. Bergesch