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1. (WO2004100716) DRAWER CLOSING MECHANISM
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Pub. No.:    WO/2004/100716    International Application No.:    PCT/US2004/014989
Publication Date: 25.11.2004 International Filing Date: 13.05.2004
IPC:
A47B 88/04 (2006.01)
Applicants: GRASS AMERICA INC. [US/US]; 1202 Highway 66 South, Kernersville, North Carolina 27284 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
WIKLUND, Ken [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only).
BOOKER, Todd [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
DOMENIG, Georg [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: WIKLUND, Ken; (CA).
BOOKER, Todd; (US).
DOMENIG, Georg; (US)
Agent: HARRINGTON, John, M.; Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, 1001 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101 (US)
Priority Data:
60/470,054 13.05.2003 US
60/527,596 05.12.2003 US
Title (EN) DRAWER CLOSING MECHANISM
(FR) MECANISME DE FERMETURE D'UN TIROIR
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A drawer closing mechanism comprising a rack (20) fixed in position with respect to a furniture frame member and comprising a plurality of teeth (22) a drive gear (32) mounted to a drawer and comprising a plurality of teeth for engaging the teeth (22) on the rack (20), and a spring (34) with two ends, one end fixedly attached to said drive gear (32) and rotatable therewith and the opposite end fixed, wherein as the drawer is pulled open, the teeth on the drive gear (32) engage the teeth (22) on the rack (20) and rotate the drive gear (32), and as the drive gear (32) rotates, the spring (34) is wound and potential energy is stored in the tension therein. The drawer slide (24) is mounted to the furniture frame member, and the rack (20) is mounted to the drawer slide. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the spring (34) comprises a flat wire spring wound circumferentially about a central point in a spiral.
(FR)L'invention porte sur un mécanisme de fermeture de tiroirs comprenant: une crémaillère (20) à plusieurs dents (22) solidaire d'une partie du meuble, un pignon d'entraînement (32) monté sur le tiroir et dont les dents s'engrènent dans celles (22) de la crémaillère (20) et un ressort (34) dont une extrémité, fixée au pignon (32), tourne avec lui, et l'autre, est fixe. Lorsqu'on ouvre le tiroir, les dents de la crémaillère (20) s'engagent dans celles du pignon (32) et le font tourner, ce qui bande le ressort (34) où s'accumule de l'énergie potentielle. La glissière du tiroir est montée sur une partie du cadre du meuble, et la crémaillère (20) est montée sur la glissière. Dans l'exécution préférée le ressort est un ressort plat enroulé en spirale autour d'un point central.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)