And Particular Stop Means Patents (Class 312/334.44)
  • Patent number: 10794602
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a cabinet that defines an exterior of the cooking appliance, a cooking unit provided within the cabinet, the cooking unit configured to perform cooking using a first heat source, a drawer provided under the cooking unit, the drawer configured to perform cooking using a second heat source and to be inserted in and withdrawn from the cabinet, and a damping module configured to absorb a closing shock transmitted to the drawer based on the drawer being closed by being inserted into the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Moonho Choi
  • Patent number: 10624228
    Abstract: Provided is a rack mount case storage system separably coupled to a body, wherein, constituting the storage system, a SATA interface based-3.5 inch storage media and a PCIe interface based-3.5 inch storage media are both accommodated in a front case, thereby forming a high-capacity hybrid Bay structure; and a power supply module for supplying power to the storage system of the present invention, as well as a HOST Computer interface card, a storage extension module, a RAID card, and some storage media, which are components for performing various controls of the storage system, are mounted in a rear case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: STORAGEAN, INC.
    Inventors: Dong Goo Yun, Hwang Sup Kim
  • Patent number: 10524565
    Abstract: In one example, a height adjustable desktop system is described that can include a work surface, a foot assembly and a linkage assembly that adjustably connects the work surface to the foot assembly allowing vertical adjustment of the work surface. The linkage assembly can include a pair of adjustment assemblies, each having a transverse linkage that maintains the work surface in a horizontal orientation as the work surface is elevated or lowered. A biasing mechanism, such as an extension spring or a torsion spring, biases the work surface toward the elevated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Mustafa A. Ergun, Thiem Wong, John William Theis
  • Patent number: 10517396
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly is disclosed and includes a first rail, a second rail and a fitting member. The second rail and the first rails are movable relative to each other. The fitting member is detachably mounted to one of the first rail and the second rail. The fitting member is configured to block the second rail as a blocking member, such that the second rail is located at a same position when retracted relative to the first rail. Alternatively, the fitting member is configured to adjust the position of the second rail as an adjusting device, such that the second rail can be located at different positions in response to the adjustment of the adjusting device when retracted relative to the first rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10409020
    Abstract: A universal mounting mechanism for mounting a telecommunications chassis to a telecommunications fixture includes a mounting bracket defining a rear portion for mounting to the fixture and a front portion for slidably receiving the chassis, the front portion including a latch opening. A locking spring is configured for mounting to the chassis, the spring configured to flex laterally to snap in to the latch opening. A release handle is configured to be slidably mounted to the chassis, the release handle defining a deflection tab for moving the locking spring out of the latch opening when the handle is slid rearward to forward. A cover is configured to be mounted to the chassis, the cover defining a deflection ramp for interacting with the deflection tab of the handle to move the deflection tab laterally to contact the spring when the release handle is slid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Pieter Vermeulen, Eric Keustermans
  • Patent number: 10325446
    Abstract: A visually uniform multi-level, multi-sectioned deck for a gaming machine player interface is disclosed. Sections of the interface are configured with modular panel assemblies having corresponding sets of electronic components. The panel assemblies may be exchanged to customize and flexibly configure the player interface. The deck includes partitions housing individual modular panel assemblies engaged via mated fastener components, shielding visibility of the installed electronic components from the player position until activated. A plurality of the modular panel assemblies, each having distinct and functional sets of electronic components, are available for engagement in each of the partitions of the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Louis Castro, Robert James Glenn, II, Paul Michael Lesley, Timothy C. Loose
  • Patent number: 10274009
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail and a working member. The first rail includes a blocking feature. The second rail is movable relative to the first rail. The working member is configured to be switched between a first state and a second state and includes a first blocking part and a second blocking part. When the second rail is located at an extension position and the working member is in the first state, the first blocking part corresponds to the blocking feature. When the working member is operated to be in the second state, the second blocking part corresponds to the blocking feature, to allow the second rail to be moved from the extension position to a predetermined position, in order to keep a distance between a front part of the second rail and a front part the first rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 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: 10244868
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes at least two slide rails, a slide-facilitating device, and a supporting structure. The slide-facilitating device enables the two slide rails to be displaced smoothly with respect to each other. The supporting structure serves to support a rail section of one of the two slide rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Hsiao-Han Lu, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10213017
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly comprises a first rail, a second rail, a third rail and an engaging member. The first rail comprises a releasing feature. The second rail is movable relative to the first rail. The third rail is movable relative to the second rail. The engaging member is pivoted to the second rail. Wherein, the engaging member is configured to engage with the third rail to allow the second rail and the third rail to be synchronously moved relative to the first rail along a first direction, and the releasing feature is configured to disengage the engaging member from the third rail when the second rail is synchronously moved with the third rail relative to the first rail to a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 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: 9980566
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a blocking base, a ball retainer and a blocking member. The second rail is movable relative to the first rail. The blocking base is arranged on the first rail and has a limiting part. The ball retainer is configured to facilitate the second rail to move relative to the first rail. The ball retainer has a contact part. When the blocking member is in a first state, the blocking member is configured to push the contact part of the ball retainer to move the ball retainer in response to a movement of the second rail until the blocking member abuts against the limiting part of the blocking base. When the blocking member is in a second state, the blocking member no longer abuts against the limiting part of the blocking base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 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, Chih-Hsin Yeh, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9867462
    Abstract: A slide rail device is configured to mount a carried object. The carried object includes a plurality of mounting members. The slide rail device includes an auxiliary component, a slide rail, an operating member and a locking member. The slide rail is movable relative to the auxiliary component. The slide rail has a mounting path for allowing the mounting members of the carried object to pass through. The locking member is movable relative to the operating member between a first position and a second position. Wherein when the locking member is located at the first position, the locking member blocks the mounting path; wherein when the locking member is located at the second position, the locking member is away from the mounting path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    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: 9635942
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a bracket and a supporting base. The first rail defines a first passage along a first direction. The second rail is movably connected to the first rail and is movable relative to the first rail in the first passage. The bracket is connected to an end of the first rail. The supporting base is movably arranged on the bracket and is movable along the first direction relative to the bracket. The supporting base includes a first supporting portion defining a supporting passage corresponding to the first passage, and the supporting base is configured to allow the second rail to move into the supporting passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 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, Hsiao-Han Lu, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9328955
    Abstract: A refrigerated cabinet having a cabinet, thermal insulation, cover or liner, which help it form a cavity which can house objects to be refrigerated with at least one shelf and one door comprising a vegetable drawer which itself on its lateral and opposite walls having an appendage integrated by a head, an upper crossbar, a lower crossbar, a skate, a hump; which runs within a rail comprising a channel formed by a barrier, a lower bay, a neck in C with a straight which is inclined, a gulf and a stump; with the peculiarity that when the vegetable drawer is found in its resting or closed position, the front wall of said vegetable drawer is in close proximity to the vertical; the head (32) is coupled within the neck in C, the skate is in contact with the upper face of the lower bay, and the barrier is in contact with a portion of the lower face of the lower crossbar; and that when the vegetable drawer is extracted in its final runner position, the vegetable drawer has an ? inclination with relation to the horizont
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: MABE, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Luis Francisco Castro Solis, Lazaro Duarte De Robles, Juan Suarez Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9273506
    Abstract: A device is described for opening and closing the discharge door of a bulk seed box. The device comprises a portable lightweight structure which is attached to the box and which uses an electrically operated screw actuator or linear actuator to move the discharge door of the box from its closed position to its open position and vice versa. The device is preferably remotely controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Tom J. Beck
  • Patent number: 9211003
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, and a third rail. The second rail and the third rail can be longitudinally displaced relative to the first rail. The second rail has a longitudinally extending body. The third rail includes a first longitudinal portion, a second longitudinal portion, and a slope portion connected between the first and the second longitudinal portions. The longitudinally extending body of the second rail has a side surface, and the second longitudinal portion of the third rail has a side surface. The two side surfaces lie on substantially the same reference plane due to the slope portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Cheng-Chieh Weng, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9175860
    Abstract: Systems of sliding shelves for ovens are provided. The system includes a lower shelf and an upper shelf. The lower shelf includes a vertical rod; and the upper shelf includes an engagement element, and a stop horizontally distant from said engagement element. The vertical rod of the lower shelf mechanically interacts with the engagement element and with the stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX DO BRASIL S.A.
    Inventors: Eramis Braz Padilha, Allexandre Cesar Abib Brites
  • Patent number: 9039109
    Abstract: A pull-out guide assembly for a drawer, comprising a first guide part (2) and at least a second guide part (3) relatively and reversibly slidable in the pull-out direction of the drawer, at least one carriage (4) interposed between the first and second guide part (2, 3) and reversibly slidable in the pull-out direction of the drawer, the carriage (4) having a plurality of housing seats (8) for load-transmitting rolling elements (9) and at its ends elastically yielding stops (23, 23?) suitable for interacting with arrest elements (30, 31) provided on the first and second guide parts (2, 3) in order to the limit the relative sliding thereof, characterized in that each of said stops (23, 23?) is a component separate from the carriage (4) and has means of anchorage to the carriage (4), each stop (23, 23?) being a component separate from the carriage (4) and having means of anchorage to the carriage (4) comprising an anchorage element (28, 28?) insertable by means of mating shapes or by force or snap fitting into
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Arturo Salice S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 9032978
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a washing compartment, at least one dishware container, and a guide assembly to allow the dishware container to be moved out of the washing compartment and into the washing compartment. The movement of the dishware container in relation to the washing compartment is cushioned by at least one damping device which is arranged inside the washing compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Kiechle, Karlheinz Rehm
  • Patent number: 9028018
    Abstract: A drawer assembly includes a carrier frame and a sliding basket mounted in the carrier frame and movable in forward-backward direction relative to the carrier frame. The carrier frame includes a front open frame, a rear open frame, a first supporting rod and a second supporting rod. The first and second supporting rods are respectively connected between the front open frame and the rear open frame. The sliding basket includes a first limiter member disposed at one lateral side relative to the first supporting rod and defining a first concave portion and a first stop portion connected to the first concave portion. The first stop portion is disposed at the bottom side of the first supporting rod. Thus, the sliding basket is escaping out of the carrier frame in upward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Dongguan Master United Plastic & Hardware Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsung-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 9010748
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus of the present invention includes a feeding apparatus body, a storage case body, a storage case caster which movably supports the storage case body in a pull-out direction, and a drop-out preventing units having a pull-out stopper which regulates a pull-out position of the storage case body from the feeding apparatus body, a storage case stopper which is provided at a rear end in the pull-out direction of the storage case body, an upper-face rail portion which is formed in the feeding apparatus body to guide the storage case stopper into the pull-out direction, and a drop-out stopper which is engaged with the storage case stopper at the rear end in the pull-out direction compared to the pull-out stopper to regulate a movement of the storage case body toward the pull-out direction, if the storage case body is rotated with a predetermined angle or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryuji Hamasaki
  • Publication number: 20150091428
    Abstract: In some example implementations, there is provided a drawer slide assembly. The drawer slide assembly may including an elongate member including a first slot extending through an upper region and a second slot. The drawer slide assembly may further include a first end cap coupled to the first end region of the elongate member, wherein the first end cap has a first projection that extends at least in part through the first opening; and a second end cap coupled to the second end region of the elongate member, wherein the second end cap has a second projection that extends at least in part through the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Fred Koelling, Venugopal Subramanyam
  • Patent number: 8950834
    Abstract: A slide assembly includes a first slide and a second slide slidably attached to the first slide. The first slide includes a first main plate and a pair of first flanges extending from opposite lengthwise edges of the first main plate. The second slide includes a second main plate and a pair of second flanges extending from opposite lengthwise edges of the second main plate. Each of the pair of second flanges includes a first segment extending from second main plate and abutting the second main plate and an L-shaped second segment extending from the first segment. The first segment is received in and slidable along each of the pair of first flanges. The L-shaped second segment protrudes out from each of the pair of the first flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Lu Fan, Jing-Chao Liang
  • Patent number: 8931860
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a sliding drawer mechanism is disclosed. The mounting apparatus includes a bracket, a latching member and a mounting piece. The bracket includes a side plate, and the side plate defines a limiting hole. The latching member is secured to the sliding drawer mechanism and includes an elastic latching portion. The mounting piece extends from the sliding drawer mechanism, and a mounting post protrudes from the mounting piece. The mounting post is received in the limiting hole to prevent the sliding drawer mechanism from sliding along a direction substantially parallel to the side plate, and the elastic latching portion and the mounting piece are located on two opposite sides of the side plate, to prevent the sliding drawer mechanism from sliding along a direction substantially perpendicular to the side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Lu Fan
  • Patent number: 8919897
    Abstract: A slide assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a stop member and a friction member. The first rail includes two sidewalls with a connection wall connected therebetween. The second rail is slidably located between the two sidewalls of the first rail. The stop member is fixed to the connection wall and has a stop plate which is perpendicular to the connection wall. The friction member is fixed to the second rail and has an extension portion. The extension portion has a guide face. When the second rail is moved relative to the first rail after the friction member touches the stop plate and overlaps the stop member by the guide face, the friction member is slidably and flexibly in contact with the stop plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chih-Hsin Yeh, Cheng-Chieh Weng, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8905499
    Abstract: There is provided a slide rail which includes a first rail member, a second rail member provided slidably with respect to the first rail member, the second rail member including a hole portion opening at least on a surface of the second rail member on the side of the first rail member, a lock lever and a rotating shaft provided on the surface of second rail member on the side of the first rail member, the lock lever being provided to be able to rotate about the rotating shaft, the lock lever including a tongue portion, the tongue portion being formed so as to be inserted in the hole portion, and a receiving portion provided on the second rail member and configured to hold the tongue portion of the lock lever from the direction of the first rail member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takahisa Yoshizumi, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Yasuo Iwahashi, Motoshi Hamasaki
  • Publication number: 20140265793
    Abstract: Computing components housed in a chassis interacts with a bidirectional slide rail system. The bidirectional slide rail system allows the computing components to be maneuvered in two directions—it may be pulled out about halfway to the front of the cabinet and/or pulled out halfway out of the back of the cabinet. This allows for easier access to components of the storage server and allows such components to be serviced from the top of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Silicon Graphics International Corp.
    Inventors: Lance MacKimmie Evans, Jim Joseph Brewer, Kevin Lee Van Pelt
  • Publication number: 20140265792
    Abstract: A press-control type sliding rail assembly includes an intermediate rail, an inner rail slidably coupled to the intermediate rail, a limiter member pivotally mounted at the intermediate rail and defining opposing first stop flange and second stop flange, and a stop block located at the inner rail for stopping against the first stop flange to prevent falling of the inner rail out of the intermediate rail when the second stop flange is pressed by an external force to bias the limiter member in moving the first stop flange toward the inner rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NAN JUEN INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: I-Hsiang CHIU
  • Publication number: 20140217876
    Abstract: A drawer assembly includes a carrier frame and a sliding basket mounted in the carrier frame and movable in forward-backward direction relative to the carrier frame. The carrier frame includes a front open frame, a rear open frame, a first supporting rod and a second supporting rod. The first and second supporting rods are respectively connected between the front open frame and the rear open frame. The sliding basket includes a first limiter member disposed at one lateral side relative to the first supporting rod and defining a first concave portion and a first stop portion connected to the first concave portion. The first stop portion is disposed at the bottom side of the first supporting rod. Thus, the sliding basket is escaping out of the carrier frame in upward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: DONGGUAN MASTER UNITED PLASTIC & HARDWARE PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: DONGGUAN MASTER UNITED PLASTIC & HARDWARE PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8721011
    Abstract: The assembly of an automatic opening and closing device and a retaining device for a displaceable part of an article of furniture. The automatic opening and closing device includes a first cursor (8) mobile such as to be selectively engageable with drawing pins (39, 40, 43) operatively connected to the displaceable part of the article of furniture; a first elastic elements (9), and a second elastic element. The retaining device includes a second cursor (21), mobile along a first sliding guide (20) on a base body (19) such as to be selectively engageable with the drawing pins; a hooking element (23) connected movably to the second cursor (21) and selectively slidable along a second sliding guide (22) or along a third sliding guide (24) provided in the base body (19), and blocking elements in the base body (19), associated to the third sliding guide (24) for releasably blocking the hooking element (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Arturo Salice S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 8678528
    Abstract: A drawer slide assembly control mechanism including a cabinet rail and a drawer rail is provided, the control mechanism including a drawer latch bracket associated with one of the drawer and the drawer rail and having an engagement tab extending outwardly therefrom, and a shock-absorbing sub-assembly. The shock-absorbing sub-assembly includes an elongate bracket member associated with the cabinet rail and capable of limited linear movement along a portion of the cabinet rail, a movable latch associated with the elongate bracket member and cooperating with the engagement tab of the drawer latch so as to move in concert with movement of the drawer rail over at least a portion of a length of the drawer rail, and a shock absorber associated with the elongate bracket member and cooperating with the movable latch for damping movement of the movable latch at least during a closing stroke of the drawer rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Georg Domenig, Manfred Peer, Jeffery Morgan
  • Publication number: 20140062282
    Abstract: A slide rail includes a plurality of ball retainers, a fixed rail, and a moving rail. The moving rail is capable of being inserted into and drawn out from the fixed rail by being pulled frontward of the fixed rail to be taken out from the plurality of ball retainers or by being inserted into the plurality of ball retainers from front. The plurality of ball retainers are arranged in the sliding direction along the fixed rail. The plurality of ball retainers include a guide retainer arranged on a front end part of the fixed rail. The fixed rail includes a restriction member configured to restrict sliding of the guide retainer rearward of the fixed rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Nobuhiro NISHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20140042884
    Abstract: A control mechanism for a drawer slide assembly including a cabinet rail and a drawer rail is provided. The control mechanism comprises a latch bracket positioned on a portion of a drawer and having a post extending therefrom, a movable latch associated with the cabinet rail and capable of limited linear movement along a portion of the cabinet rail, the movable latch cooperating and engaging with the post of the latch bracket so as to move along with movement of the drawer when engaged with the post, and a damping mechanism for damping movement of the movable latch at least when the drawer is moving from an open position to a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Grass America, Inc.
    Inventors: Georg DOMENIG, Manfred Peer, Cheng Jiang
  • Publication number: 20140021840
    Abstract: A pull-out guide for a drawer or for a pull-out of a piece of furniture. The pull-out guide includes a guide rail, a self-retracting device mounted on the guide rail, a running rail mountable on the drawer or furniture pull-out, an actuator attached to the running rail to control the self-retracting device, and a closing stopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Darko RADUSIN
  • Patent number: 8634187
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a PCI card includes an enclosure, a mounting bracket, a securing bracket, and a securing member and a resilient member. The mounting bracket is configured to secure a first end of the PCI card. The securing bracket includes a bracket body and a securing plate. The securing member includes a main body and a securing portion. The main body defines a mounting slot. The securing member is configured to rotate to enable the securing portion to engage the securing plate, and to enable the mounting slot to receive a second end of the PCI card. The resilient member is mounted to the securing bracket and deformed to resist the securing member. The resilient member releases to drive the securing member to move away from the PCI card when the securing portion disengages from the securing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Hu Lu, Zhan-Yang Li, Po-Wen Chiu
  • Publication number: 20140015392
    Abstract: The hooking device (10) for fixing a drawer (20) or the like to a pull-out longitudinal guide (11) premountable on a body of an article of furniture comprises a body (12) applicable to the pull-out part (11A) of the guide and a hooking member (17) which in the mounting condition extends upwards and is insertable in a hole (18) provided on the drawer (20); the hooking member (17) is separate and connected in a movable and adjustable way to the body (12) of the device, and adjusting means (23, 31) are provided for adjusting the position of the hooking member (17) with respect to the body (12) of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: ARTURO SALICE S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Publication number: 20140009054
    Abstract: A pull-out guide assembly for a drawer, comprising a first guide part (2) and at least a second guide part (3) relatively and reversibly slidable in the pull-out direction of the drawer, at least one carriage (4) interposed between the first and second guide part (2, 3) and reversibly slidable in the pull-out direction of the drawer, the carriage (4) having a plurality of housing seats (8) for load-transmitting rolling elements (9) and at its ends elastically yielding stops (23, 23?) suitable for interacting with arrest elements (30, 31) provided on the first and second guide parts (2, 3) in order to the limit the relative sliding thereof, characterized in that each of said stops (23, 23?) is a component separate from the carriage (4) and has means of anchorage to the carriage (4), each stop (23, 23?) being a component separate from the carriage (4) and having means of anchorage to the carriage (4) comprising an anchorage element (28, 28?) insertable by means of mating shapes or by force or snap fitting into
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: ARTURO SALICE S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 8616386
    Abstract: Provided is a drawer structure including a carrying device and a holding device. The carrying device has a support and two position-limiting rods. The two position-limiting rods are disposed on two opposing sides of the support. The holding device is disposed above the carrying device, slides relative to the carrying device, and has a frame and a first stopping rod. The frame is disposed on the support and between the two position-limiting rods. The two position-limiting rods are positioned above the bottom of the frame. Front and rear ends of the first stopping rod are fixed to the frame and disposed at the frame. The first stopping rod has a long straight section, concave section, and short straight section. Front and rear ends of the concave section are connected to the long straight section and the short straight section, respectively. The bottom of the concave section penetrates the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Dongguan Master United Plastic & Hardware Productrs Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsung-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 8570732
    Abstract: A hard disk device comprises a main portion and two pads connected to the main portion. The main portion includes a front end, a rear end opposite to the front end, a top surface, a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, a first side surface and a second side surface opposite to the first side surface. The first side surface defines a connecting hole located nearby the front end, and the second side surface defines a connecting hole located nearby the front end. Each pad includes a shank portion and a head portion connected to an end of the shank portion. The head portion includes a connecting portion connected to the shank portion and an external portion surrounding the connecting portion. The shank portion is fixedly inserted into a corresponding connecting hole. Portion of the external portion protrudes from the bottom surface of the main portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8528998
    Abstract: In a slide assembly, an adjustable detent mechanism enables the detent and, therefore, the holding force, between a slide member on a pull-out component and an opposite slide member to be adjusted based on the application and load conditions for the pull-out component. The adjustable detent mechanism may include a base having symmetrically-disposed detent arms and associated legs which interact with respective adjuster cams symmetrically disposed on an adjustment dial. The dial is co-axial with, and is received in, the base, and both are coupled to one of the slide members. The opposite slide member has two symmetrically-disposed retention tabs that interact with respective ones of the detent arms to adjust the holding force between the slide members. The dial's range of rotation may be defined by the interaction between a pin disposed on the base and a rotation restriction guide that is defined through an undersurface of the dial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Accuride International, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Sanchez Leal
  • Publication number: 20130221822
    Abstract: A slide assembly includes a catch assembly secured to a first rail member, and a second rail member in sliding engagement with the first rail member. The second rail member includes a post extending laterally towards the first rail member. The catch assembly includes a catch member pivotable between a post retaining position and a post releasing position. When the catch member is in the post releasing position, movement of the second rail member from an extended position to a retracted position causes the post to engage a bearing surface of the catch member to pivot the catch member from the post releasing position to the post retaining position. The bearing surface of the catch member is contoured to provide substantially continuous and uniform engagement between the bearing surface and the post as the post pivots the catch member from the post releasing position to the post retaining position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Waterloo Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Waterloo Industries, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8511765
    Abstract: A two way three section slide drawer slide assembly for permitting a drawer to be selectively pulled out from opposite open ends of a compartment is provided with an elongated outer section secured to the compartment; an elongated intermediate section in the outer section; two elongated sliding members; an elongated inner section including a two-end open flat track, an intermediate opening, two positioning members at both ends of the intermediate opening respectively, and two tabs; an elongated bearing member; two stop units; and a flexible limit member including an intermediate flat portion and on either end of the flat portion, a latching member including an inclined surface at one end and an inclined extension at an intermediate portion, a ramp on the latching member, a slot abutted on the ramp, and a rectangular cut at the other end of the latching member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: E-Make Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kung-Cheng Chen, Lung-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 8453582
    Abstract: A workstation with position memory includes a stationary flat mounting, a plate translatably mounted relative to the stationary flat mounting and a locking system secured to the plate. The workstation also includes a fastener secured to the stationary flat mounting, a strap including a first end, an intermediate portion and a second end, the first end being attached to the fastener and the second end being free from any strain. The locking system has a first open position in which the locking system can slide along the intermediate portion and a second closed position in which the locking system is retained in a locked position along the intermediate portion. The invention has a direct application in the field of military vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Cassidian SAS
    Inventors: Christian Picard, Olivier Piquenot
  • Publication number: 20130127320
    Abstract: A pull-out guide for drawers includes a body rail to be fastened to a furniture body, a drawer rail to be fastened to the drawer, and a center rail movably mounted between the body rail and the drawer rail. The relative motion sequence of the rails is determined by a forced control unit, and the forced control unit has a synchronization wheel designed as a gear wheel, the synchronization wheel interacting with a running surface arranged or formed on the rails and/or with a running surface of a carriage, which is slidably mounted between the rails. An overload protection mechanism is provided for reversibly lifting the forced control unit of the rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Julius Blum GmbH
  • Patent number: 8439459
    Abstract: A latch system for a sliding member and a stationary member has upper and lower bodies fixed to the sliding member; an anchor block fixed to the stationary member; a release body slidably connected to the anchor block such that the release body can move relative to the anchor block; a lower arm having a first end and a second end, the first end of the lower arm being attached to the release body; a control arm having a first end and a second end, the first end of the control arm being rotatably attached to the second end of the lower arm; and a swivel cam having a first end and a second end, the first end of the swivel cam being rotatably attached to the second end of the control arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Edwin E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130113356
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 8434836
    Abstract: A slide assembly includes a catch assembly secured to a first rail member, and a second rail member in sliding engagement with the first rail member. The second rail member includes a post extending laterally towards the first rail member. The catch assembly includes a catch member pivotable between a post retaining position and a post releasing position. When the catch member is in the post releasing position, movement of the second rail member from an extended position to a retracted position causes the post to engage a bearing surface of the catch member to pivot the catch member from the post releasing position to the post retaining position. The bearing surface of the catch member is contoured to provide substantially continuous and uniform engagement between the bearing surface and the post as the post pivots the catch member from the post releasing position to the post retaining position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Waterloo Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Jon Holcomb
  • Publication number: 20130099651
    Abstract: A drawer of a refrigerator includes a basket extractable and retractable through the refrigerator while having a storage space surrounded by four wall surfaces. A first partition is slidably mounted to facing first and third ones of the wall surfaces, to move between facing second and fourth ones of the wall surfaces, a second partition is arranged to cross the first partition and is slidably mounted to the second and fourth wall surfaces, to move between the first and third wall surfaces. A moving guide disposed at an intersection between the first and second partitions, to guide movements of the first and second partitions. The drawer achieves an enhancement in utilization by virtue of the partitions capable of varying a partitioned size of the drawer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Jungyeon Hwang, Seonkyu Kim, Seungjin Yoon, Wonnkyu Seo, Daesung Lee
  • Patent number: 8403434
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for mounting a slide rail to a bracket with through holes includes a retaining member and a locking member fixed to the retaining member. The retaining member includes a positioning portion, and defines a through slot. The locking member includes an engaging portion and an operating portion extending through the through slot. The positioning portion engages in a through hole of the bracket from a first side of the bracket, the engaging portion engages with a second side of the bracket. When releasing the slide rail from the bracket, the operating portion is operated to deform the locking member to make the engaging portion be disengaged from the second side of the bracket, and the positioning portion is readily released from the through hole of the bracket, to release the retaining member from the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mo-Ming Yu, Ze-Hong Chen
  • Patent number: 8403435
    Abstract: A sliding apparatus in which a first extension member and a second extension member are relatively movable in a longitudinal direction includes a restriction portion for restricting a movement range that allows the relative movement. The restriction portion includes: a projection portion that is formed integrally with the first extension member; and an engaging portion that is formed integrally with the second extension member. The projection portion has: a support portion; and a protrusion portion that is provided on a tip side of the support portion and is protruded toward the second extension member. The engaging portion has: a guide portion that guides the protrusion portion of the projection portion; and an abutting portion that abuts the protrusion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: THK Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minoru Kouchi
  • Patent number: 8393693
    Abstract: A return device for a drawer employs an actuator to drive a slide block, when the drawer is pulled open, the slide block is moved into a positioning concave and positioned therein while stretching an elastic member. Or pushing the drawer back can make the slide block slide out of the positioning concave, meanwhile, the elastic member pulls the drawer back to its original position. Furthermore, since the angle between the slide surface of the positioning concave of the positioning member and the track is obtuse, it is easy for the slide block to slide in and out, so that the drawer can be easily positioned and unlocked from the positioned state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sun Chain Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teng-Yi Juan, Shih Wang Chen