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US7868578: Arrangement comprising electric drive units for drawers

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Uwe Scheffknecht · Edgar Huber ·
Assignee(s) Julius Blum GmbH ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. ·
Primary Examiner Walter Benson ·
Assistant Examiner Thai Dinh ·
Application Number US12222993
Filing date 08/21/2008
Issue date 01/11/2011
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 02/01/2028
Patent term adjustment 343
U.S. Classifications 318/626  · 318/466  · 318/646  · 318/468  · 318/625  ·
International Classifications G05G500  ·
Kind CodeB2
Related U.S. Application DataThis application is a continuation of International Application No. PCT/AT2007/000093, filed Feb. 23, 2007, the disclosure of which is incorporated herein in its entirety.
Foreign Priority ATA3622006 - 03/03/2006 ·
8 Claims, 7 Drawings


Abstract

Disclosed is an assembly comprising at least two electric drive units ( 4) for respectively driving one of at least two drawers ( 2) which are movably mounted within a common furniture carcass ( 3). A measuring instrument ( 10) is assigned to each drive unit ( 4) in order to detect a force (F) that a user applies to the respective drawer ( 2). The inventive assembly further comprises at least one control or regulation device ( 9) for controlling or regulating the drive units ( 4). The measuring signals of the measuring instrument ( 10) can be fed to the control or regulation device ( 9) while the control or regulation device ( 9) can trigger the associated drive unit ( 4) after receiving a predetermined measuring signal from one of the measuring instruments ( 10). The control or regulation device ( 9) features a mode of operation in which the same prevents the drive units ( 4) allocated to the other measuring instruments ( 10) from being triggered after receiving the predetermined measuring signal from one of the measuring instruments ( 10).

Independent Claims | See all claims (8)

  1. 1. An arrangement comprising: at least two electrical drive units for driving a respective one of at least two drawers mounted movably in a common body of an article of furniture, wherein associated with each drive unit is a measuring device for the detection of a force action exerted on the respective drawer by a user, and at least one control or regulating device for controlling or regulating the drive units, wherein the measurement signals of the measuring device can be fed to the control or regulating device and wherein after receiving the predetermined measurement signal from one of the measuring devices the control or regulating device can trigger the associated drive unit, wherein the control or regulating device has an operating mode in which after receiving the predetermined measurement signal from one of the measuring devices it blocks triggering of the drive units associated with the other measuring devices.

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

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US5014875 Pyxis Corporation McLaughlin et al. May 1991
US5030901* Research Development Corporation of Japan Futami Jul 1991
US5087107* M.I.B. Elettronica S.R.L. Fumanelli Feb 1992
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US7282884* Julius Blum GmbH Huber et al. Oct 2007
US7602135* Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H. Huber et al. Oct 2009

Foreign Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
DE8802655Jul 1988
DE10105756FULTERER GMBH LUSTENAUAug 2001
EP1323363Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.Jul 2003
WO2004100718JULIUS BLUM GMBHNov 2004
WO2006017864JULIUS BLUM GMBHFeb 2006
* cited by examiner

Other Publications

International Search Report issued Sep. 11, 2007 in the International (PCT) Application of which the present application is the U.S. National Stage.
Austrian Search Report issued Sep. 22, 2006 in the corresponding Austrian patent application.

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