Controller for a quick disconnect slide assembly

  • US 6,655,763 B2
  • Filed: 12/19/2001
  • Issued: 12/02/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/22/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A slide assembly, comprising:

  • a first slide segment comprising an upper wall, a lower wall, and a side wall extending between said upper and lower walls, said side wall and said upper and lower walls defining a channel;

    a second slide segment movable in said channel to extend or retract said slide assembly;

    a bearing assembly located in said channel and facilitating sliding movement of said second slide segment with respect to said first slide segment; and

    a latch comprising a locking portion, said latch movable between a first position wherein said locking portion extends into said channel to limit movement of said bearing assembly, and a second position wherein said bearing assembly is allowed a greater freedom of movement in said channel, said locking portion comprising a generally planar sloping front face, a generally planar sloping rear face, and a recess formed between said front face and said rear face;

    wherein said bearing assembly comprises an upper retainer portion located adjacent said upper wall, a lower retainer portion located adjacent said lower wall, and a cross-member extending between said upper and lower retainer portions, said cross-member engageable in said recess when said latch is in said first position to lock said bearing assembly near a front end of said first slide segment.

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