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1. (WO2018081491) A SYNCHRONIZING DEVICE FOR GUIDING AND SYNCHRONIZING A SLIDING MOVEMENT OF A DRAWER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/081491    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/058653
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F25D 25/02
Applicants: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
Inventors: DUBINA, Paul
BURGAN, Ricky
Title: A SYNCHRONIZING DEVICE FOR GUIDING AND SYNCHRONIZING A SLIDING MOVEMENT OF A DRAWER
Abstract:
A rack-and-pinion mechanism for a drawer assembly of an enclosure includes first and second racks and first and second pinions. The pinions are engaged with the racks via pinion teeth and rack teeth. The pinions are coaxially aligned and rotatable about a rotational axis that translates as the pinions are rotated and translate along the racks. The rack-and- pinion mechanism further includes a timing bar having a first end coupled to the first pinion and a second end coupled to the second pinion. A first pin is inserted into at least one of the first pinion and the first end of the timing bar. A second pin is inserted into at least one of the second pinion and the second end of the timing bar. The pins are configured to substantially inhibit translational movement of the timing bar relative to the pinions along the rotational axis.