Patent Number: 6,254,210

Title: Drawer slide bearing retainer and guide block

Abstract: An improved bearing retainer and a guide block for use with drawer slides having multiple slide members. The bearing retainer comprises a connecting member and upper and lower flanges, with apertures to house bearings, extending from the top and bottom of the connecting member. Extending from the middle portion of the connecting member is an extending member with a protrusion therein. In the alternative runners connecting the upper and lower flanges to the connecting member, have protrusions therein. The protrusion or protrusions lodges into a recess or recesses in a guide block attached to an intermediate or outer slide member as the bearing retainer approaches the guide block during the disconnect activity. The guide block comprises of stops to halt movement of the bearing retainer towards the guide block and to guide an inner slide member to engage the bearing retainer. Extending from the middle portion of the guide block is a capture member which contains the recess adapted to loosely receive the protrusion on the bearing retainer. In the alternative, receivers between the capture member and the stops of the guide block, contain recesses adapted to loosely receive the protrusions on the runners of the bearing retainer.

Inventors: Parvin; Jackie D. (Pomona, CA)

Assignee: Accuride International, INC

International Classification: A47B 88/04 (20060101); A47B 88/10 (20060101); A47B 88/14 (20060101); A47B 088/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018