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US2506086A
US2506086A US66095546A US2506086A US 2506086 A US2506086 A US 2506086A US 66095546 A US66095546 A US 66095546A US 2506086 A US2506086 A US 2506086A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
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iMaly 2, 1950 l1. F. JESS 2,506,086

AUTOMATIC CABINET Filed April 1o. 194e 5 sheetssheet 1 MaYZ, 1950 J. F. .1l-:ss 2,506,086

AUTOMATIC CABINET May 2, 1950L I J, F JESS 2,506,086

AUTOMATIC CABINET Filed April lb, 1946 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 fum @il Inventor Josep/z F. Jess Patented May 2, 1,950

ApplicationAprilili), 1946; Serial; L

This., invention` pertains. to, nrw-elsl and useiulLK improvements in an automatie;cabinetamtl'nore;y especially. has. reference to a cabinet. which.:

disposable inaconcealedlmannenfon the. conf-J venient disposition ofiv anticlesrcontaned..therein andv their protection from dirt or breakage.

The primary orlpihect'ofi this invention is to provide a cabinet`I` which'may be entirely concealed and wherein.thecontents-.may he. proieetedirom dust and breakage.

An initiertantv objectief. the7 ipyention is the development cf a cabinet in accordance with the foregoing object which may-.begautomatically-ree into a eoncealedposition.

additional iin-portantA obgectil of inve-nf- ;QLL is?v the fabrication of a structure. in. con'- formity wit-h the foregoing aim ofi-the invention wherein Simple. but; eaew; lQking means are provided for maintaining the cabinet in seleted' extended position.

Qther ancillary objects Q f the invernitionreside in the product-ion ofea concealed automatic cabinet which shall be attractive. in appearance, compact, reliable in operation and convenient in use for the purposes intended.

These, together with numerous other objects of the invention which will later become apparent as the following description proceeds, are

attained by my device, one embodiment of which has been illustrated by way of example only in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a front elevation of the cabinet in retracted position;

Figure 2 is a side elevational view showing the inner cabinet member in dotted lines in open position;

Figure 3 is a front elevational view showing the inner cabinet in extended position;

Figure 4 is a vertical transverse sectional view taken substantially upon the line 4--4 of Figure 3;

Figure 5 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially upon the line 5-5 of Figure 2;

Figure 6 is a horizontal sectional view taken substantially upon the line 6 6 of Figure 2;

Figure 7 is a horizontal sectional detail view taken upon the line 1-1 of Figure 1;

Figure 8 is a vertical sectional detail View upon the line 8-8 of Figure 1;

Figure 9 is a perspective view of a latch forming one element of my invention;

Figure 10 is a perspective vview of the latch supporting brackets forming one element of my invention;

Figure is a. perspective. view.- Qf thevgliperspective'I View.. of mimi-.911.;

spring inV accordance with my. .i nVentiQn Fieiirelzisperspeetve View of the.

cabiuet-memberandf Fig 4., isav pers ush against the lower side of the outer casing member and impart a symmetrical appearance thereto. Secured to each side of the cabinet adjacent the upper end thereof are pairs of angle brackets i8 centrally 4apertured as at 2li for a purpose to be set forth hereinafter. Although I have shown two of these brackets upon each side of the cabinet it will be evident that any suitable number, including a single bracket to each side may be provided. The sides of the outer casing member are inturned at their lower ends to form a ange 22 adapted to snugly t in the vertical space between the inner cabinet and the casing. Vertical guide rods 24 are disposed in the vertical spaces referred to above and are rigidly secured in any suitable manner t0 the upper surface and the inturned flange 22 of the outer casing member and pass loosely through the apertures 20 in the lugs i8. These rods constitute guides for the lugs I8 and for a coiled spring 26 which is seated between the lower flange 22 and the lower surface of the angle brackets I8.

From the construction as so far described, it will be seen that the spring means 26 yieldingly urges the inner cabinet member up into the casing member in closed and concealed position. A suitable hand hold 28 is recessed or notched into the member i6 to aord a convenient means for extracting the member from its recess in the outer casing against the opposition of the spring 2B.

suitably secured upon each side of the cabinet member and attached thereto are a pair of rack bars 30 arranged in vertically disposed position and receivable in the lateral space between the inner and outer cabinet members.

As shown in detail in Figure 8, a latch mechanism is secured to the front of the outer casing member and disposed in the lateral space between the inner and outer members. This latch mechanism comprises a pair of triangular shaped bracket members 32 secured to the back of the front wall of the outer member and having a transverse pivot pin 34 upon which is fulcrumed a bell crank 36 having a, detent 38 engageable with the rack bar 30. The upper arm of the bell crank is turned forwardly as at 40 and has a knob 42, the projection 40 extending through a cup shaped depression in the front wall of member I as indicated at 44 for convenient manipulation by the user of the cabinet. A coil spring member 46 is suitably disposed upon the pivot pin 34 and is engaged with 'the bell crank to bias the latter in a clockwise direction into engagement with the rack 30. As shown in Figure 14, the shelves I 4 of the cabinet member may be provided with a series of grooves 46 for the purpose of positioning and retaining plates for china in the cabinet, such a use being indicated in Figure 4 wherein the dotted line construction 48 indicates a plate positioned inthe groove and tilted back against the back wall of the cabinet.

In order to improve its appearance the lower surface of the inner cabinet member I4 may be chamfered as at 50, it being understood that the cabinet set forth hereinbefore is intended primarily for mounting upon walls or the like whereby the cabinet portion may be lowered and extended therefrom to any desired degree and in adjustable position for displaying its contents.

Although I have indicated as one possible use er-ally extending lugs secured to the upper sides of my cabinet the storing of china and the like,

it is obvious that it is equally adapted for the reception of books, the disposal of liquors and the like and in general for any use where it is del of said inner cabinet and engaging the inner sides of said casing for guiding and centering the sliding movement of said inner cabinet, vertical guides secured to the casing and extending through said lugs, spring means mounted on said guides normally biasing said cabinet into said casing, and latch means comprising a rack bar secured to said cabinet, a bell crank lever pivoted in said casing, said bell crank including a detent at one end thereof and a spring encircling said pivot and biasing said detent into engagement with said rack in order to adjust the cabinet in predetermined positions.

JOSEPH F. JESS.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the' le of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 730,046 Price June 2, 1903 1,201,892 Thomas Oct. 17, 1916 2,266,268 Robinson Dec. 16, 1941l 2,429,523 Murphy Oct. 21, 1947 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 17,025 Great Britain 1912 233,499 Great Britain May 14, 1925

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US3101982A (en) * 1958-11-14 1963-08-27 Kurt J Dosmar Cabinet with shiftable shelves
US3285682A (en) * 1964-07-08 1966-11-15 Kranel Mfg Co Kitchen cabinet structure
US4669773A (en) * 1985-10-03 1987-06-02 Levee Robert C Roof mounted storage device
US5475949A (en) * 1994-09-22 1995-12-19 Mccoy; Neville W. Telescoping ceiling closet
US6250728B1 (en) * 2000-01-21 2001-06-26 Bobby J. Thorp Hanging closet apparatus
US20060255701A1 (en) * 2005-05-13 2006-11-16 Edward Verneuille Storage cabinet
US7246865B1 (en) 2003-02-21 2007-07-24 Merrell Ii Rodney K Overhead storage system
US20080315737A1 (en) * 2007-06-20 2008-12-25 Jason Hammond In-Wall Mounted Toolbox
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US20120313494A1 (en) * 2011-06-09 2012-12-13 Peter Chow Compound motion shelf organizer
US20130181583A1 (en) * 2011-12-29 2013-07-18 Hearts On Fire Company, Llc Mounted display case
US8820003B2 (en) * 2012-08-22 2014-09-02 Delorean, Llc Retractable attic closet
US9271571B2 (en) * 2012-08-22 2016-03-01 Delorean, Llc Retractable vented attic storage system
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US730046A (en) * 1901-12-12 1903-06-02 Stephen C Price Cabinet.
US1201892A (en) * 1915-10-25 1916-10-17 Edmund Thomas Clothes-rack.
GB233499A (en) * 1924-04-09 1925-05-14 Arthur Edward Howlett Improvements in and relating to money boxes or money collecting devices
US2266268A (en) * 1939-04-25 1941-12-16 Arthur G Robinson Sanitary device
US2429523A (en) * 1943-06-26 1947-10-21 Frank P Murphy Cabinet having inner shelving unit movable downwardly therefrom and operating means therefor

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US730046A (en) * 1901-12-12 1903-06-02 Stephen C Price Cabinet.
GB191217025A (en) * 1911-07-22 Automatfabriken Victoria As Improvements in Automatic Vending Machines.
US1201892A (en) * 1915-10-25 1916-10-17 Edmund Thomas Clothes-rack.
GB233499A (en) * 1924-04-09 1925-05-14 Arthur Edward Howlett Improvements in and relating to money boxes or money collecting devices
US2266268A (en) * 1939-04-25 1941-12-16 Arthur G Robinson Sanitary device
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US2901760A (en) * 1958-06-10 1959-09-01 Nelson Antonio Adjustable bath brush
US3101982A (en) * 1958-11-14 1963-08-27 Kurt J Dosmar Cabinet with shiftable shelves
US3285682A (en) * 1964-07-08 1966-11-15 Kranel Mfg Co Kitchen cabinet structure
US4669773A (en) * 1985-10-03 1987-06-02 Levee Robert C Roof mounted storage device
US5475949A (en) * 1994-09-22 1995-12-19 Mccoy; Neville W. Telescoping ceiling closet
US6250728B1 (en) * 2000-01-21 2001-06-26 Bobby J. Thorp Hanging closet apparatus
US20070257584A1 (en) * 2003-02-21 2007-11-08 Merrell Rodney K Ii Overhead storage system
US7246865B1 (en) 2003-02-21 2007-07-24 Merrell Ii Rodney K Overhead storage system
US7513580B2 (en) 2003-02-21 2009-04-07 Merrell Ii Rodney K Overhead storage system
US20060255701A1 (en) * 2005-05-13 2006-11-16 Edward Verneuille Storage cabinet
US20080315737A1 (en) * 2007-06-20 2008-12-25 Jason Hammond In-Wall Mounted Toolbox
US20120267499A1 (en) * 2011-03-30 2012-10-25 Omid Abri Carrier apparatus for an operating room
US10024485B2 (en) * 2011-03-30 2018-07-17 Karl Storz Se & Co. Kg Carrier apparatus for an operating room
US20120313494A1 (en) * 2011-06-09 2012-12-13 Peter Chow Compound motion shelf organizer
US8641156B2 (en) * 2011-06-09 2014-02-04 Peter Chow Compound motion shelf organizer
US9055827B2 (en) * 2011-12-29 2015-06-16 Hearts On Fire Company, Llc Mounted display case
US20130181583A1 (en) * 2011-12-29 2013-07-18 Hearts On Fire Company, Llc Mounted display case
US8820003B2 (en) * 2012-08-22 2014-09-02 Delorean, Llc Retractable attic closet
US9271571B2 (en) * 2012-08-22 2016-03-01 Delorean, Llc Retractable vented attic storage system
US9801464B1 (en) * 2016-08-01 2017-10-31 Robert Sumners Multi-panel storage compartment for upper cabinetry

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