Resilient Releasable Stop Patents (Class 312/334.46)
  • Patent number: 10393309
    Abstract: A device for fastening accessory parts to a furniture component of a piece of furniture comprises an accessory carrier having at least one mounting interface for fastening, without a tool, to the furniture component and at least one fastening interface for fastening accessory parts to the accessory carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Jörg Janzen
  • Patent number: 10372170
    Abstract: A linear sliding structure of a laptop keyboard and cover case includes: a base member, a moving member, a sliding holder, a first resisting member, a second resisting member, and a ball. The ball is arranged in an accommodation portion of the sliding holder, such that two sides of the sliding holder where the ball is arranged come into contact with the base member and the moving member. The first resisting member and the second resisting member are respectively arranged at two ends of the base member to provide a resistance of an end position when the moving member undergoes a linear displacement. By way of the sliding holder where the ball is arranged, the linear displacement of the moving member extending toward one end is provided. A structure convenient for opening and closing is provided for the keyboard or the cover case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Kunshan Lemtech Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi Feng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10327548
    Abstract: A drawer pull-out guide includes a first rail and a second rail displaceable relative to one another, and a running carriage with a rolling body. The running carriage is displaceably arranged between the first rail and the second rail over a travelling path. A limiting element is arranged on the first rail or on the second rail, and the limiting element limits the travelling path of the running carriage. A damping device is arranged on the running carriage for dampening a movement of the running carriage over a damping path when the running carriage abuts against the limiting element. At the end of a maximum damping path of the running carriage, a stop of the first rail and a counterstop of the second rail abut against each other and thereby stop a movement of the second rail relative to the first rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: JULIUS BLUM GMBH
    Inventor: Marc Meusburger
  • Patent number: 10117352
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly for mounting a chassis to a rack is provided. The chassis has multiple mounting members on a lateral side. The slide rail assembly is mounted on the rack by two brackets and includes first and second rails, a first auxiliary supporting member, and multiple reinforcing segments. The first rail has first and second sides, wherein the first side has a concave space. The second rail can be displaced with respect to the first rail and has an inner side and an outer side. The first auxiliary supporting member is mounted in the concave space of the first side of the first rail. The reinforcing segments are fixedly mounted on the inner side of the second rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10080435
    Abstract: A guide device for guiding a furniture part movable relative to a furniture body comprises: a guide unit including a body rail fixable to the furniture body; a sliding rail connectable to the movable furniture part and displaceably mounted relative to the body rail via a rail guide movable in a sliding direction, wherein the rail guide is mounted displaceably relative to the body rail and the one sliding rail and, when withdrawn to an open position, abuts against stops on the body rail and sliding rail; and a damper to damp the impact of the rail guide on at least one of the stops. The rail guide comprises at least two guide sections arranged behind one another in the sliding direction. The guide sections are connected to one another by a damping section that is flexible in the sliding direction and equipped with the damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Jörg Janzen
  • Patent number: 9992906
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes first to third rails and an engaging mechanism movably mounted on the second rail. The second rail is displaceable with respect to the first rail, and the third rail is displaceable with respect to the second rail. The three rails define a length when the second rail is displaced from a first to a second position in a first direction and the third rail, to a third position in the same direction, extending out of the second rail. Once the second rail is displaced from the second to a fourth position in a second direction, the length is reduced, and the second rail is kept at the fourth position by the engaging mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Hsiao-Han Lu, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9939014
    Abstract: A slide rail displacement positioning mechanism includes a slide rail assembly consisting of an inner slide rail and an outer slide rail, a stopper member affixed to the inner slide rail and providing a positioning gap between a frame body and an abutment component thereof, and a positioning member affixed to the outer slide rail and adapted for elastically biasing the abutment component upon a relative movement between the stopper member and the positioning member subject to the operation of the slide rail assembly, and thus, the positioning member can be positively stopped by the frame body to achieve relative positioning between the outer slide rail and inner slide rail of the slide rail assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nan Juen International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: I-Hsiang Chiu, Kevin Buana
  • Patent number: 9856912
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a first engagement element, and a second engagement element. The first rail includes a first blocking part. The second rail is movably connected to the first rail. The first and second engagement elements are connected to the second rail. When the second rail moves relative to the first rail toward a first position, the first engagement element abuts against the blocking part of the first rail. When the first engagement element is operatively detached from the blocking part of the first rail, the second rail to is able to move relative to the first rail toward a second position from the first position. When the second rail is located at the second position, at least part of the second engagement element is adjacent to the blocking part of the first rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chi-Wei Wu, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9848701
    Abstract: An inner rail release device for a slide includes a holder, a pulling rod, a first shifting block, a second shifting block, a first elastic member, a second elastic member and a driving member. The holder, the pulling rod, the first shifting block, the second shifting block, the first elastic member and the second elastic member are installed on a surface of an inner rail, and the driving member is installed on a middle rail, and the driving member is disposed opposite to the first shifting block and the second shifting block. The invention improves the convenience of operation significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Martas Precision Slide Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wan-Lai Chen
  • Patent number: 9854196
    Abstract: A head-mounted electronic device and an audio processing method includes a fixing unit, by which the head-mounted electronic device can be worn on the wearer's head; a processing unit, provided in the fixing unit and configured to perform audio processing and output a first audio signal; a first bone conduction unit, provided on the inner side of the fixing unit, configured to generate vibrations according to the first audio signal, so that the wearer can hear the first audio through the generated vibration, wherein the inner side of the fixing unit is the side which is closer to the wearer's head when the head-mounted electronic device is worn on the wearer's head, and when the head-mounted electronic device is worn on the wearer's head, the first bone conduction unit contacts the wearer's head, so wearer can sense vibrations generated by the first bone conduction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junfeng Liu, Yunfeng Pan, Fei Wu
  • Patent number: 9574820
    Abstract: A variable shelf apparatus and a refrigerator having the same are provided. The variable shelf apparatus includes: a first shelf part; a second shelf part configured to have the first shelf part slidably coupled therewith; and a support part configured to be installed in a storage room to slidably support the first shelf part and rotatably support the second shelf part, wherein the support part is configured such that a pair of rotating protrusions protruding at both sides of the second shelf part is selectively coupled and separated between an upper surface and a lower surface of the support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae-bok Lee
  • Patent number: 9498061
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes first and second rails, a running carriage, and a pushing member. The second rail can be longitudinally displaced relative to the first rail. The running carriage is slidably mounted to the first rail, carries the second rail, and can be moved together with the second rail in a differential manner with respect to the second rail. The pushing member is movably connected to the first rail and displaceable between a horizontal position and an inclined position. Should an error occur in differential movement of the running carriage, the pushing member is able to be driven by a portion of the second rail to displace from the horizontal position to the inclined position and hence displace the running carriage to correct the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Ken-Ching Chen, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9486077
    Abstract: A slide assembly includes an outer slide segment, preferably at least one intermediate slide segment and an inner slide segment. An automatic closure arrangement applies a closing force to one or both of the inner and intermediate slide segments. In some configurations, a dampening arrangement dampens at least a portion of the travel of the slide assembly, such as the end portion of the closing travel of the slide assembly. The automatic closure arrangement can include two biasing elements, such as upper and lower constant force springs. The closure force of the constant force springs can be applied directly to the intermediate slide segment and the inner slide segment can be coupled for closing movement to the intermediate slide segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Jonathan Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Patty J. Brock
  • Patent number: 9436154
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which includes: a containing portion configured to contain a sheet on which an image is to be formed; a pair of guide rails facing in an up-down direction, the guide rails guiding a slide movement of the containing portion; an engaging portion provided in the guide portion that is guided by the guide rails; a first stopper which abuts the engaging portion so as to regulate removal of the containing portion from an apparatus main body; and a second stopper, wherein the first stopper is movable in a sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Fumihiko Hayayumi
  • Patent number: 9380872
    Abstract: The slide rail unit according to an exemplary of the invention includes an outer rail attachable to a rack, a middle rail slidably supported by the outer rail along the extending direction of the outer rail, and an inner rail slidably supported by the middle rail along the extending direction of the middle rail. The inner rail includes a lock mechanism. The lock mechanism includes a release member which releases a press against the middle rail by the inner rail when the inner rail slides in one direction along the extending direction of the middle rail, and a suppression member which prevents the middle rail from sliding in the one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriyoshi Yoneda
  • Patent number: 9326603
    Abstract: A slide rail includes: a rail assembly 2; an inner rail 4 mounted on the rail assembly 2, and slidable in a longitudinal direction of the rail assembly 2; and a locking arm 5 a rear end portion of which is secured to a surface of the inner rail 4 facing the rail assembly 2, and a front end portion of which is a free end, wherein the locking arm 5 has a lock protrusion portion 5a that, when pulling out the inner rail 4 from the rail assembly 2, locks slide at a predetermined position, and wherein the rail assembly 2 has a lock hole 2a for catching the lock protrusion portion 5a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Misa Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 9301609
    Abstract: A pull-out guide for a furniture part which is pulled out of a basic furniture structure having first and second guide rails, the second guide rail is mounted for displacement over a displacement distance, in and counter to a displacement direction. A braking action of the second guide rail is damped at least at one end of the displacement distance by a stop damper against which a mating stop element runs up. The stop damper includes a lever mounted for pivoting about a pivot axis on the guide rail on which the stop damper is arranged, and has first and second lever arms which can be flexed elastically for damping the braking action of the second guide rail. At a limit value for the pivoting action of the first lever arm, an overload-stop device takes effect and limits the pivoting action of the first lever arm about the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: FULTERER Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Muller, Edwin Grubel
  • Patent number: 9295329
    Abstract: A drive device for a movable furniture part includes a latching element which is movable in a slotted guide track shaped as a cardioid. The slotted guide track has a closing section in which the latching element moves during the closing of the movable furniture part, a locking section with a latching trough, in which the latching element is held in the locking position, an opening section in which the latching element is movable during the opening of the movable furniture part, and a first connecting section via which the latching element is movable from the opening section into the closing section when the furniture part is open. A second connecting section, which is formed closer to the latching trough, is located between opening section and closing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: JULIUS BLUM GMBH
    Inventors: Harald Brunnmayr, Florian Fischer
  • Patent number: 9164114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for continuous loading of consumables into an analyzer comprising a stacker unit which can be uncoupled from the transport system for transporting the consumables from the stacker to the analytical modules and within and/or between the analytical modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Renato Baumann, Marcel Kaeppeli, Markus Rinderknecht, Johann Florian Wassermann
  • Patent number: 9107321
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus for installing a server unit on a rack includes a frame fixed to the server unit, an operation member slidably installed to the frame, a pivot member sandwiched between the frame and the operation member, and a resilient member connected between the frame and the operation member. A rear end of the pivot member is rotatably connected to the frame, and a latching piece protrudes out from a front end of the pivot member. The pivot member defines a guiding slot. The frame defines a through slot aligning with the latching piece. The operation member includes a sliding pole protruding from the operation member and extending through the guiding slot. The resilient member biases the operation member to move, the sliding pole slides in the guiding slot to rotate the pivot member, and the latching piece extends through the through slot to latch onto the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiao-Gang Yin, Zheng-Bing Song
  • Patent number: 9095211
    Abstract: In a device for releasably connecting a furniture pullout part movably guided in a furniture carcass by a guide unit to the guide unit, the device including a device housing on which a control element is integrally formed and pivotably mounted via at least one solid body joint in such a way that the connection between the furniture pullout part and the guide unit can be released on actuation of the control element, at a distance from the solid body joint, supporting surfaces are provided for supporting the control element while preventing a relative movement between this and the device housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: GRASS GMBH
    Inventors: Jurgen Amann, Gunter Grabher
  • Publication number: 20150091424
    Abstract: A pressure release slide latch mechanism for a drawer slide assembly comprises an outer slide, an intermediate slide mounted in the outer slide, and an inner slide mounted in the intermediate slide, a channel plate having a track portion and a guide block attached to the outer slide and a carriage slidingly engaged and biased along the track portion. A pin of a follower pivotally attached to the inner slide engages the guide block to releasably maintain the drawer slide assembly in a closed position and releases upon an inward force applied to the drawer slide assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Hardware Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Grant Nuckolls
  • Publication number: 20150048730
    Abstract: A foil extension ball bearing drawer slide assembly comprised of a fixed member attached to a cabinet piece, a middle member slidingly engaged with the fixed member with a set of linear bearings, a drawer member attached to a drawer piece slidingly engaged with the middle member via a second set of linear bearings, and a drawer retainer mechanism attached to the drawer member and in adjustable contact with the drawer member. The drawer retainer mechanism is comprised of a housing attached to the drawer member, a piston slidingly fitted in the frame and biased by a biasing member. The piston, biased by the biasing member, is forced towards the housing by a raised indention in a race of the fixed member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: HARDWARE RESOURCES, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey Lowe, Grant Nuckolls
  • Patent number: 8931861
    Abstract: In some example implementations, a 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, in which the first end cap has a first projection that extends at least in part through the first opening. The drawer slide assembly may also include a second end cap coupled to the second end region of the elongate member, in which the second end cap has a second projection that extends at least in part through the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Fin Quiver, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Koelling, Venugopal Subramanyam
  • Patent number: 8913373
    Abstract: Provided are a housing and an electronic device that ensure sufficient strength even when reduced in thickness. A carbon fiber layer included in the housing is disposed such that the orientation direction of carbon fibers is perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the long sides of a back face panel, thus enabling improving the flexural strength of the back face panel. This enables increases in the number of carbon fibers per unit of area of the back face panel, and enables the length of each carbon fiber to be reduced. Accordingly, it is possible to cause the carbon fibers to flex less readily, thus enabling improving the strength in the flexing direction of the back face panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Nagamura
  • Publication number: 20140339973
    Abstract: A slide assembly includes a first slide, a locking member, a second slide, and a third slide. The first slide defines a first slot, a locking hole, and a first engaging hole. The locking member is attached to the first slide. The locking member includes a body, a first locking tab, a ridge, and an engaging tab. The body is located on an outer side of the first locking tab and includes two opposite resilient end portions. The engaging tab is received through the first engaging hole. The second slide is located on an inner side of the first slide. The second slide includes a second locking tab and defines a second slot and second engaging hole. The third slide is located on an inner side of the second slide away from the first slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHEN-LU FAN, LI-PING CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140327352
    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: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicants: KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KEN-CHING CHEN, SHUN-HO YANG, CHIH-HSIN YEH, CHENG-CHIEH WENG, CHUN-CHIANG WANG
  • Publication number: 20140319986
    Abstract: The invention relates to drive device for a movable furniture part, comprising a lockable ejection device for ejecting the movable furniture part out of a closed position into an open position, wherein the ejection device can be unlocked by pushing the movable furniture part over into an pushed-over position located behind the closed position in the closing direction, wherein a blocking element is provided, which has a first position in which the movable furniture part can be stopped when reaching the closed position, wherein the blocking element prevents a further movement of the movable furniture part in the closing direction, and said locking element has a second position in which the path into the pushed-over position for the movable furniture part is enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Harald BRUNNMAYR
  • Publication number: 20140265795
    Abstract: A pull-out guide for a furniture part which is pulled out of a basic furniture structure having first and second guide rails, the second guide rail is mounted for displacement over a displacement distance, in and counter to a displacement direction. A braking action of the second guide rail is damped at least at one end of the displacement distance by a stop damper against which a mating stop element runs up. The stop damper includes a lever mounted for pivoting about a pivot axis on the guide rail on which the stop damper is arranged, and has first and second lever arms which can be flexed elastically for damping the braking action of the second guide rail. At a limit value for the pivoting action of the first lever arm, an overload-stop device takes effect and limits the pivoting action of the first lever arm about the pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FULTERER GESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Muller, Edwin Grubel
  • Publication number: 20140265796
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pull-out guide comprising a fixable guide rail and a movably supported running rail, between which a middle rail is optionally arranged, wherein at least one latching device is provided for fixing the running rail on the guide rail in a releasable manner and the latching device comprises a spring element and an engaging element, wherein the spring element and the engaging element of the at least one latching device are arranged in a defined position on an outside of the pull-out guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Daniel Reidt, Edgar Frobieter
  • Publication number: 20140265794
    Abstract: A drawer slide system for a chassis is provided. The drawer slide system includes a first slide affixed to a drawer. The drawer slide system allows the drawer to extend from the chassis. The drawer slide system also includes a slide assembly slidingly coupled to the first slide. The slide assembly includes a second slide and a first damped stop assembly, which includes a first stop tray and a first elastomer, arranged within the first stop tray. The first elastomer reduces shock to the chassis when the drawer is fully seated within the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Dock Hill Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Ellis Schroeder, David Michael Keffeler, Andrew Rudolph Heyd, Michael Joseph Russell
  • Patent number: 8733864
    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 disposed in the outer section; two elongated sliding members each slidably disposed either between upper edges of the outer section and the intermediate section or between lower edges of the outer section and the intermediate section; an elongated inner section including a two-end open flat track; an elongated bearing member disposed between the intermediate section and the inner section; two stop units releasably secured to the engaging members respectively; and two flexible limit members threadedly secured to the inner section. One limit member is disposed reverse to the other limit member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: E-Make Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kung-Cheng Chen, Lung-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 8690271
    Abstract: A detachable inner sliding rail and server case mounting arrangement includes a server case having a plurality of hangers arranged in a line at one side thereof, each hanger defining a shank and a head, an inner sliding rail having a plurality of hanger holes spaced along the length thereof for hanging to the hangers of the server case, each hanger hole defining a large hole for the passing of the head of one respective hanger and a narrow slot for engagement with the shank of one respective hanger after insertion of the heads of the hangers through the large holes of the respective hanger holes and a horizontal displacement of the inner sliding rail relative to the server case, a spring plate affixed to the inner sliding rail adjacent to one hanger hole, and a stop member pivotally coupled to the spring plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Gslide Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Jeng Chang, Sung-Mu Chiang
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8625268
    Abstract: A sliding module includes a first section, a second section, a pivot plate, a hinge module and an assist lever. Two sides of the pivot plate are respectively rotatably connected to the first section and the second section. The hinge module is positioned on the second section. Two ends of the assist lever are respectively rotatably connected to the first section and the hinge module. The first section brings the assist lever to rotate relative to the hinge module, and elevates the pivot plate, the pivot plate and the assist lever bring the first section to move and rotate relative to the second section in a tilted orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Chao Duan, Chia-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 8593795
    Abstract: The present application discloses a wearable computing device having a plurality of components, with the weight of the components being evenly distributed on the wearable computing device. One embodiment may include a frame having a front portion and at least one side-arm extending therefrom. The at least one side-arm has a first end and a second end. The wearable computing device further includes a lens connected to the front portion of the frame and at least one display element mounted to the lens and to the first end of the at least one side-arm of the frame by a tensile member. An electronic device is mounted to the second end of the at least one side-arm of the frame to counterbalance the mass located at the front portion of the frame. The electronic device may include batteries, circuitry, processors, computers, and other electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Liang-Yu (Tom) Chi
  • Patent number: 8585164
    Abstract: A locking mechanism of a slide assembly includes a first rail with a first stop connected thereto, a locking member movably connected to a second rail which is slidably connected to the first rail. The second rail has a slide slot and a contact slot. The locking member has a guide slot and a positioning leg contacting an inside of the contact slot. The guide slot is an inclined slot and located relative to the slide slot of the second rail. A pin is movably connected to the slide slot and a part of the pin is located in the guide slot. The locking member is moved and the pin is guided by the guide slot and moves along the slide slot to a locked position where the pin is engaged with the first stop to lock the second rail to the first rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Hsueh-Lung Liu, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8585166
    Abstract: A slide assembly and a connection device include an outer rail, a middle rail slidably connected to the outer rail, and an inner rail slidably connected to the middle rail. The middle rail has a locking member and a synchronizing member extends from the locking member. A releasing member is fixed to the inner rail and a connection member extends from the releasing member. The middle and inner rails are synchronously pulled from the outer rail and when the middle rail is positioned at a desired position, the inner rail is continuously pulled out by the connection between the locking member and the outer rail and by the connection member disengaged from the synchronizing member. When the inner rail is retracted relative to the middle rail, the releasing member releases the middle rail from the outer rail and the middle rail is retracted relative to the outer rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8576559
    Abstract: An extracting apparatus for a storage module includes a bracket and a holder. The bracket includes a fastener. The holder is withdrawable mounted to the bracket. The holder is for fixing the storage module. The holder includes a handle. The handle includes an arm pivotably connecting with the holder and an operating portion pivotably connecting with the arm. The operating portion is operated to fold to abut the arm, and the fastener latching the handle to fixedly mount the holder on the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin-Hu Gong, Lian Li
  • Patent number: 8562085
    Abstract: An installation device includes a retaining member fixed to a rail of the slide assembly and including a base, a release portion, an arm and a resilient portion. The base contacts the first contact portion of the rail. The release portion extends from the base. The arm has a retaining hole and a positioning portion. The retaining hole is located corresponding to an installation hole of the rail, and the positioning portion contacts the second contact portion of the rail. The resilient portion is connected to the rail so as to provide a resilient force to keep the retaining hole of the arm facing the installation hole of the rail. When a force is applied to the release portion, the arm is moved and the positioning portion is disengaged from the second contact portion, so that the installation member is released from the installation hole of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co. Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8534782
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first slide rail, a second slide rail, a ball bracket slidably sandwiched between the first and second slide rails, a locking member fixed to the first slide rail, and a positioning member fixed to the second slide rail. The ball bracket is locked to the first slide rail by the locking member. The second slide rail is positioned to the first slide rail by the positioning member. The locking member may be operated to release the second slide rail and the ball bracket from the first slide rail at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mo-Ming Yu, Guang-Hua Gu
  • Patent number: 8493725
    Abstract: A sliding module includes a first section, a second section, a hinge module, a sliding member and a pivot plate. The first section includes a connecting member. The hinge module is positioned on the second section. The sliding member is slidably engaged with the second section, and is rotatably connected to the connecting member of the first section. Two ends of the pivot plate are respectively connected to the first section and the hinge module. When the sliding member slides relative to the second section, the pivot plate brings the first section to move and rotate relative to the second section in a tilted orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Ke-Long Wu, Chao Duan, Chia-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 8432689
    Abstract: A rack mounted computer system. In one variation the computer rack is configured for side-by-side placement of computers. In another variation, the computer rack includes flanges for supporting the placement of computer units within the rack. In another variation the computer rack is configured with retaining clips. In yet another variation, the computer rack is configured to receive computers with chassis that are adapted for side-by-side placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Silicon Graphics International Corp.
    Inventors: Giovanni Coglitore, Matthew P. Casebolt
  • Publication number: 20130088132
    Abstract: The invention relates to retracting device for retracting a movably supported furniture part to the closed end position relative to a furniture body, comprising a carrier, which can be detachably coupled to the movable furniture part and which is movably supported along a movement path that is linear at least in some sections, and comprising at least one spring device for applying force to the carrier, wherein the spring device can be tensioned by a spring retainer that is separate from the carrier, wherein the spring retainer is movably supported against or on the carrier and wherein a coupling device is provided in order to couple motion between the carrier and the spring retainer, wherein by means of the coupling device the articulated attachment point of the spring device on the spring retainer falls back relative to the position of the moving carrier when the carrier is pulled out, wherein the motion of the articulated attachment point of the spring device on the spring retainer is slower than the motion
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: JULIUS BLUM GMBH
    Inventor: Julius Blum GmbH
  • Patent number: 8403432
    Abstract: A latch and release device for a slide assembly includes first and second rails slidably movable relative to each other. An engaging member includes a resilient arm and an engaging portion is connected to the resilient arm and faces the first rail. The engaging portion can be engaged with a latch which is fixed to the second rail to restrict the second rail to move relative to the first rail. An operation member includes a first end, a second end and a body which is pivotably connected to the second rail and the first end of the operation member contacts the resilient arm. When the second end of the operation member is shifted, the resilient arm is moved by the first end of the operation member to disengage from the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8282176
    Abstract: A locking mechanism of a slide assembly is connected between a first rail and a second rail, and includes a top, a locking member, a release member and a resilient member. The stop is connected to the first rail and the locking member is pivotably connected to the second rail. The release member has a window to accommodate the locking member. The window includes an inclined surface which is located corresponding to the locking member. The resilient member contacts between the locking member and the inside of the window to keep the locking member to be located corresponding to the stop. When the second rail is retracted relative to the first rail, the locking member is engaged with the stop. When the operation portion of the release member is pulled outward, the locking member is guided by the inclined surface and pivoted toward another direction to disengage from the stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Hsueh-Lung Liu, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8272099
    Abstract: An anti-pinch device for a drawer comprises: a flexible anti-pinch body, an elastic deformable portion, a sliding portion, and a stop portion; wherein a lower horizontal section is a fixing end which is to be fixed to an inner bottom surface of the drawer, a longitudinal section of the anti-pinch body opposite the fixing end is an extending section on which is formed the elastic deformable portion, and the sliding portion is located above the extending section, one surface of the sliding portion opposite to the extending section is the stop portion, a distance between the sliding portion and the stop portion is larger than a diameter of user's finger, whereby, when the drawer is pulled open, the sliding portion and the stop portion spring up and extend out of the drawer, so as to prevent the user's finger from getting pinched if the drawer is closed accidently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventors: Tsai Tsuen-Heng, Sh Hung-Sheng
  • Patent number: 8201901
    Abstract: An apparatus including sliding supports and particularly sliding supports having two elongate members of channel section which slide one within the other. The apparatus addresses the problem of using such sliding supports in an orientation where the channels of the elongate members open vertically rather than horizontally. The sliding support preferably includes a damping mechanism for resisting relative sliding movement of the elongate members. The sliding support also preferably includes a mechanism for defining one or more intermediate positions between extended and shortened positions of the sliding support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Accuride International Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Neil Craddock
  • Patent number: 8172345
    Abstract: A self-moving device for movable furniture parts includes a movable part which is movable with respect to a stationary part. The movable part includes first and second connecting portions. A closing mechanism includes a slide base which is movable in response to a force generated by a first elastic member. A locking member connected to the slide base is adapted to engage with the first connecting portion so that the movable part is urged by the first elastic member to be self-closing with respect to the stationary part. An opening mechanism includes a push member urged by a second elastic member to act on the second connecting portion. The movable part may be pushed by an external force to disengage the locking member from the first connecting portion so that the movable part is urged by the second elastic member to be self-opening with respect to the stationary part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Ken-Ching Chen, Chun-Chiang Wang