Expandable drawer organizer

  • US 7,066,563 B2
  • Filed: 08/16/2003
  • Issued: 06/27/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An expandable drawer organizer for segregating articles within a drawer comprising:

  • a base tray having a bottom panel, a front side panel, a rear side panel, a first side panel and a second side panel wherein, the front side panel, rear side panel, first side panel and second side panel are affixed to the respective edges of the bottom panel in a substantially perpendicular fashion, wherein the front side panel and rear side panel are in substantially parallel alignment and adjoined to the first side panel and second side panel in a substantially perpendicular manner, the first side panel and second side panel which are in substantially parallel alignment,a first nesting tray having a bottom panel having a length and width slightly greater than the base tray, that will permit the base tray to be slidably received in spaced relationship, a front side panel, a rear side panel, and a fist side panel wherein, the front side panel, rear side panel, and first side panel are affixed to the respective edges of the bottom panel in a substantially perpendicular fashion, wherein the front side panel and rear side panel are in substantially parallel alignment and adjoined to the first side panel in a substantially perpendicular manner, wherein the base tray is received by the first nesting tray,a locking mechanism incorporated into the base tray and first nesting tray for securing the base tray and nesting tray wherein the base tray and first nesting tray are maintained in a predetermined position, said base tray has at least one protuberance on at least one of either the front side panel and rear side panel, and said first nesting tray has at least one recess in one of either the front side panel and rear side panel, to engage the protuberance in the corresponding panel of said base tray under a generally constant force, and on each of the front side panel and rear side panel of said first nesting tray has at least one recess in each of the front side panel and rear side panel, that engage the protuberance in the corresponding panel of said base tray under a generally constant force, andat least one partition affixed to one of either of the front side panel, rear side panel, first side panel and second side panel of the base tray in substantially perpendicular alignment to the adjoining side panel and the bottom panel, for segregating articles within the base tray.

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