Patent Number: 6,241,330

Title: Kitchen workstation incorporating dual direction sliding tray

Abstract: An article support and transfer assembly includes a carrier frame, which is selectively shiftable between raised and lowered positions relative to a countertop work surface, and an article support tray which is mounted for sliding movement in opposing directions between a first extended position, wherein the article support tray projects, at least partially, over the work surface and, a second extended position, wherein the tray projects over a side edge portion of the countertop. The tray can be shifted between the first and second extended positions for loading and unloading thereof and arranged in an intermediate position wherein the tray can be lowered with the carrier frame into a base associated with the countertop.

Inventors: Lye; Michael T. (Warwick, RI), Flannery; John P. (Smith, BM), Harrison; Marc S. (late of Portmouth, RI), Brin, Jr.; George G. (Providence, RI), Michas; Luke N. (North Providence, RI)

Assignee: Maytag Corporation

International Classification: A47B 77/04 (20060101); A47B 096/18 ()

Expiration Date: 06/05/2018