Patents by Inventor Heather L. Joy

Heather L. Joy has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8282140
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hidden locking mechanism for furniture that includes a pivoting locking bar that locks and unlocks a lid of the furniture in response to the horizontal movement of a sliding leg provided on the furniture that is attached to one end of the locking bar. When viewed from outside the furniture, the bar is not visible and the leg appears to be fixed and unmovable so that it is not obvious how to unlock the lid of the furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Heather L. Joy