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
Maesa japonica extracts and methods of use
Fast and compact circuit for bus inversion
Digital broadcast receiver and method for processing caption thereof
Color stable manganese-doped phosphors
Apparatus and sensor for adjusting vertical sensor-alignment
Emulsions containing arylboronic acids and medical articles made therefrom
Near-field transducers for focusing light
  Randomly Featured Patents
Integrated circuit arrangement
Quinacridone solid solutions having unique styling applications
Method and network for delivering management software for a network element
Swimming pool filtering system
Blow-off orifice tube
Network visualization and navigation
Apparatus and method for acceleratively activating fuel cell
Introduction of HIV-protective genes into cells by particle-mediated gene transfer
Reconfigurable fixture device and methods of use