ACCURIDE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
|ACCURIDE INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130069514||DRAWER SLIDE AND LOCKING MECHANISM - A drawer slide with lock mechanism has an elongated outer slide member extendably coupled to an inner slide member. A latch arm or pin is fixed to the inner slide member for latching by a lock mechanism fixed to the outer slide member. The lock mechanism uses a latch receiver that rotates with respect to the lock mechanism and is in a travel path of the latch arm. A lever arm rotates with respect to the lock mechanism and is positionable to block rotation of the latch receiver in a locked position to retain the latch arm. A motor drives a cam to position the lever arm to free the latch receiver from the locked position.||03-21-2013|
|20110291539||Adjustable Detent Retention System and Method - In a slide assembly, an adjustable detent mechanism enables the detent and, therefore, the holding force, between a slide member on a pull-out component and an opposite slide member to be adjusted based on the application and load conditions for the pull-out component. The adjustable detent mechanism may include a base having symmetrically-disposed detent arms and associated legs which interact with respective adjuster cams symmetrically disposed on an adjustment dial. The dial is co-axial with, and is received in, the base, and both are coupled to one of the slide members. The opposite slide member has two symmetrically-disposed retention tabs that interact with respective ones of the detent arms to adjust the holding force between the slide members. The dial's range of rotation may be defined by the interaction between a pin disposed on the base and a rotation restriction guide that is defined through an undersurface of the dial.||12-01-2011|
|20100264794||DAMPENED ASSISTED-MOTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A system for assisting the linear movement of a pull-out component relative to a housing includes a first bracket coupled to a slide member of the housing, a second bracket coupled to the pull-out component, and a strut that is pivotally coupled to the first and second brackets at its respective ends. The strut includes an outer hollow member that houses a primary spring, a cylindrical piston that translates through one end of the outer hollow member, and a reverse damping mechanism. A free end of the primary spring is held inside the outer hollow member by a clevis for the first bracket, and its opposite end rests on the piston. The piston's free end includes a clevis for the second bracket. An inner hollow member houses a second spring which regulates movement of a damper shaft such that damping occurs when the shaft is pulled out of the damper.||10-21-2010|
|20100264793||ASSISTED-MOTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A system for assisting the linear opening and closing movement of a pull-out component relative to a housing includes a first bracket coupled to a slide member of the housing, a second bracket coupled to the pull-out component, and a strut that, at one end, is pivotally coupled to the first bracket and, at a second end, is pivotally coupled to the second bracket. The strut includes an elongate hollow member that houses a spring and a cylindrical piston, as well as a rod sub-assembly that translates through one end of the hollow member. The cylindrical piston is situated between, and at its respective ends is coupled to, the spring and the rod sub-assembly. The free end of the spring is held inside the hollow member by a clevis for the first bracket, and the free end of the rod sub-assembly includes a clevis for the second bracket.||10-21-2010|
|20090195131||DRAWER SYSTEM SLIDE ASSEMBLIES AND CLOSURE MECHANISMS - A self-closing drawer slide system includes first and second slide members and a self-closing mechanism which, in turn, includes a housing coupled to the first slide member, a carriage slidably coupled to the housing, and a spring coupled between the housing and the carriage. The carriage has an engagement area that selectively receives a cam/tab extending from the second slide member. As the drawer is pulled open, the carriage disengages from the cam/tab as it rotates and is locked in place. As the drawer returns, the carriage again engages the cam/tab, unlocks, and is pulled toward a drawer-closed position by the spring. The system may also include an intermediate member, with respective sets of three balls disposed between the intermediate and first and second slide members such that respective centers of the balls define corners of an obtuse triangle. The self-closing mechanism may also include a damper.||08-06-2009|
|20090021129||Self Closing Mechanism for Drawer Slides - A self-closing mechanism for drawer slides includes a stationary housing, a slider, and a latch. The slider is configured to slide relative to the housing, and the latch is configured to translate along with the slider and to rotate within the slider to lock and unlock the slider at predetermined locations. The housing may be coupled to a cabinet member, with a drawer member adapted to engage the latch as the drawer is opened and/or closed. In embodiments of the invention, the self-closing mechanism may include a damper mechanism, such as, e.g., a cylindrical damper or a rotary gear damper.||01-22-2009|
|20080245630||Fluid damper - A damper including a first fluid conduit in fluid communication with a second fluid conduit via a regulator, a first movable member disposed within the first fluid conduit, a second movable member disposed within the second fluid conduit, and a fluid residing between the first and second movable members. The regulator may include one or more orifices each having a valve disposed therein, wherein the valves are moveable between a seated position and an unseated position with respect to the orifices and are spring biased toward the unseated position. The damper may be spring biased such that when it is mounted on a stationary rail of a drawer slide, and engages with a movable rail of the drawer slide, it urges the drawer slide toward a closed position and dampens the closing motion of the drawer slide.||10-09-2008|
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