Self-guiding insertion and bias mechanism

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9131774
APP PUB NO 20120187807A1
SERIAL NO

13012755

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A drawer assembly has a removable container and a receiving tray. The container has a housing having at least one shaped surface and at least one horizontal alignment element coupled to and projecting from the housing. The receiving tray has a base having a redirection feature and at least one horizontal alignment hole in the base that is configured to accept the horizontal alignment element. The container and receiving tray are configured such that downward motion of the container with the shaped surface of the housing in contact with the redirection feature of the base induces a lateral motion of the container according to the engagement of the shaped surface and the redirection feature that causes the horizontal alignment element to slide into the horizontal alignment hole.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CAREFUSION 303, INC.SAN DIEGO, CA482

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Weber, Frank Dean San Diego, US 14 107

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LENOVO PC INTERNATIONAL (1)
* 6570758 Docking unit for portable computer 16 1997
 
CAREFUSION 303, INC. (4)
* 6116461 Method and apparatus for the dispensing of drugs 208 1998
2009/0108,016 SECURE MEDICATION TRANSPORT AND ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM 30 2007
* 2009/0204,254 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOVING, INSERTING AND SECURING RECEPTACLES IN A RECEPTACLE TRAY 3 2008
* 2012/0187,815 TAMPER-EVIDENT FASTENER 4 2011
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
5393137 Damper assembly 15 1993
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (4)
* 6301106 Docking station having a plurality of adapter trays for a plurality of portable computers 47 1998
* 6264488 Computer underside docking method and apparatus 32 2000
* 6560101 Alignment mechanism for a computer system having a portable computer and a docking station 6 2000
* 2002/0131,234 Portable computer docking station with protected connector 1 2001
 
OMNIICELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 6011999 Apparatus for controlled dispensing of pharmaceutical and medical supplies 209 1997
 
HOMI INDUSTRIES LTD. (1)
* 2010/0281,932 VENDING MACHINE COMPARTMENT ASSEMBLY 1 2009
 
CAPSA SOLUTIONS LLC, C/O KEYSTONE CAPITAL (1)
5139321 Multiple-bin tray assembly for a medical dispensing cassette 27 1991
 
PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (1)
2005/0122,010 Medicine feeding apparatus 21 2004
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