Abstract: A keyboard storage device assembly of parallelogram shape is disclosed comprising first and second arms (18, 20), and first and second parallel platform housing arms (12, 14), each having an inner channel (42) axially receiving the arms (18, 20) therein with the arms (18, 20) moving reciprocally within the channels (42) between a retracted storage position and an extended position. A back plate (16) connects rearward ends of the arms (12, 14) and a wrist rest (26) connects forward ends of the arms (18, 20) such that the assembly may be varied in width and length. A pair of keyboard supporting plate arms (22, 24) have forward ends pivotally coupled to forward ends of the arms (18, 20) and pivot between a horizontal orientation over the arms (18, 20) into a vertical or inclined position. A keyboard positioned upon the arms (22, 24) is thus pivoted therewith and maintains an orientation such that the keys of the keyboard face forwardly and remain accessible to the user throughout the range of motion.
Abstract: A letter tray kit (10) is disclosed comprising a floor panel (12) and two side panels (14, 16). The floor panel comprises outwardly projecting dovetail shaped projections (32, 36) at opposite sides and the side panels comprise dovetail shaped sockets (48, 50) that receive the projections (32, 36), whereby attaching the side panels in an upright manner to the floor panel. The sockets (48, 50) are defined by spaced apart canted cantilever flanges (52, 54) and each flange has associated therewith an elongate through aperture (58, 60) of like shape and size positioned adjacent the flange so that the flanges (52, 54) can be molded through the apertures (58, 60) by a single action mold.
Abstract: A desk assembly (10) is disclosed comprising first and second pedestal units (12, 14), each comprising first and second side panels (18,20), first and second edge panels (30,32), and a frontward panel (22), with corner posts (34,36) formed interposed between the edge and side panels, and the side and frontward panels. The pedestals are integrally formed as a coplanar form with elastomeric hinges (42, 44, 46, and 48) formed to connect the corner posts to the edge, side, and frontward panels. The pedestal units are reconfigured from the flat manufactured form into a box form by pivotal movement of the side and edge panels, facilitated by the elastomeric hinges. The pedestal units further include a back panel (28) that attaches to back surfaces of the edge panels (30,32) to connect the edge panels together and to maintain the pedestal unit in its box form.
Abstract: A modular storage unit (10) includes a plurality of shelf components having a bottom portion (20) and at least one upstanding shelf end wall (40, 41). The components (20, 40, 41) are removably secured together by a plurality of flanges (30, 31, 81) and a plurality of flange receiving slots (42, 43, 72). The plurality of flanges (30, 31, 81) and the plurality of flange receiving slots (42, 43, 72) are individually and selectively formed in the shelf components (20, 40, 41) such that a selected one of the components having one of the flanges is removably secured to another selected component carrying one of the flange receiving slots by the flange being received within the flange receiving slots. Modular storage unit (10) can also include two spaced, parallel and opposing outer support end walls (12, 13), each end wall (12, 13) carrying a flange receiving slot (91) therein.
Abstract: A monitor support arm assembly is disclosed comprising a support arm (14), a socket member (38) affixed to a remote end of the support arm, the socket member creating a concave central cavity (84), and an elongate slot (74) extending through support arm and communicating with the socket member cavity (84). An adjustable tray (12), having a concave lower surface (54), seats within the socket member cavity (84) and has an elongate slot (52) extending therethrough that overlaps the first mentioned support arm and socket member slot (74). A friction pad (40) of arcuate shape is affixed to an underside of the support arm (14) and has a through slot (92) that aligns with the support arm slot (74), and a downwardly facing arcuate bearing surface (88). A locking screw shall (98) extends through the friction pad slot (92), and the overlapping support arm and socket member slot (74), and through the tray slot (52) to assemble the components together.
Abstract: A method of preparing a stainable resin material includes compounding 100 parts by weight of a resin material with from about 10 to about 30 parts by weight of a filler material being a plurality of individual filler particulate; and, heat polishing the surface of the material at a temperature sufficient to remove a portion of the material surface such that at least a portion of the filler particulate proximate to the surface is at least partially exposed. The filler material is selected from the group consisting of stainable materials. Products made using such a material may include striations to simulate the appearance of wood.