Resources Contact Us Home
Opening and closing system for a drawer

Image Number 2 for United States Patent #8029080.

An opening and closing system permits a drawer to be operated by pressing on a front panel of the drawer (e.g., in a hands-free manner). By way of example, the system includes a first sub-assembly coupled to the drawer and a second sub-assembly coupled to a drawer frame. A linear spring provides a tensioning force for operation of the drawer. The first sub-assembly includes a first pivot biasly coupled to the drawer, a fixed-length arm having a first end fixed to the first pivot and a second end coupled to a roller. The second sub-assembly includes first and second guide arms coupled to a second pivot, the first guide arm having an upper surface for engaging the roller when the drawer is being closed, the second guide arm having an arcuate-shaped region sized to receive at least a portion of the roller after the drawer is closed.

  Recently Added Patents
Soybean cultivar CL0911610
Benzimidazole inhibition of biofilm formation
Image forming apparatus and information processing apparatus
Correction information calculating device, image processing apparatus, image display system, and image correcting method
Controlling a resource demand system
Alternate source programming
  Randomly Featured Patents
User interface for a computer display
Apparatus and method for deheading and disposing of the head, wrapper crimp and plug from a paper roll
Mooring pull-in system
Coupling units connecting tubular members having a hardened inner wall for carrying mechanically abrasive fluid concrete
Semiconductor device having thin electrode layer adjacent gate insulator and method of manufacture
Wire-piercing light-emitting diode illumination assemblies
Display system and method for projection onto non-planar surfaces
Oxygen scavenging PET based polymer
High voltage integrated circuit driver for half-bridge circuit employing a jet to emulate a bootstrap diode
Method for configuring a computer bus adapter circuit board without the use of jumpers or switches