Legs Folded Adjacent Surface Patents (Class 108/132)
  • Patent number: 10646743
    Abstract: An athletic training table has a main body with a padded weather resistant platform attached to a frame with a handle and wheels. The frame further has first legs and second legs rotatably connected thereto. The first legs and the second legs each have a first leg portion and a second leg portion. The first leg portion and the second leg portion, on both the first legs and the second legs, are connected by a cross-support member and a base support member. The first legs and the second legs are attached to a central telescopic member that expands and contracts as the first legs and the second legs are rotated between a folded position and an unfolded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MILLCO DESIGNS, LLC
    Inventor: Peter J. Miller
  • Patent number: 10610031
    Abstract: A retail display table includes a table top with openings, and a modular display mat disposed over each opening. Each of the modular display mats is movable between a closed position in which it covers its respective table-top opening, and an open position in which it is lifted above the table top so that a cavity underneath the modular display mat is accessible. Also, each modular display mat has holes to accommodate a configuration of displayed items, and is removable and replaceable with another modular display mat having a different configuration of holes to accommodate a different configuration of displayed items. A retail display system may include such a retail display table, along with other modular retail fixtures such as display walls with modular display wall inserts and retail counter units with modular display mats interchangeable with those of the retail display table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Robert Edwards, Moritz Wilsberg, Russell John Kaaihue Heirakuji, Allison Inouye, Kenneth Luong, Jean-Marc Gady, Alice Marlin Brugger, Manuel Dejesus, Wesley Bryan Hamm
  • Patent number: 10556720
    Abstract: A foldable pallet deck is provided. The foldable pallet deck comprises first and second base members connected by a frame member, first and second legs selectively movable with respect to the first base member, third and fourth legs selectively movable with respect to the second base member; first, second, third, and fourth connecting plate assemblies connecting the first, second, third, and fourth legs with the first and second base members such that each of the first, second, third, and fourth legs are movable with respect to the respective first and second base members between a deployed configuration and a folded configuration, first and second cross members configured to securely engage first and second stacking members, respectively, when the pallet deck is in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ancra International LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Kauffman, Matthew A. Wolery, Jerome T. Jones, Robert J. Williams
  • Patent number: 10499728
    Abstract: A frame of a furniture is disclosed, comprising a bearing, which is provided for rotatably mounting of a foldable pillar about an axis, and a fixation which is provided for receiving and fixing the foldable pillar. The frame is designed in a way, that fixing can be realized by clamping of a fixation equipped with an eccentric. Moreover a securing element is disclosed, which can be brought in a securing position by a lever, whereby the lever thereby simultaneously causes the pillar to be clamped in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: KESSEBÖHMER PRODUKTIONS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Melf Hansen, Michael Köder
  • Patent number: 10405645
    Abstract: A tabletop having a first half and a second half that rotate about a central axis between an extended position and a storage position. The table includes a hinge disposed between first and second beams attached to the underside of the tabletop adjacent to the central axis. A first support rod is rotatably attached to the underside of the tabletop and has a proximal end attached to a first leg and a distal end having at least two first fingers projecting therefrom. A second support rod is rotatably attached to the underside of the tabletop and has a proximal end attached to a second leg and a distal end having one or more second fingers projecting therefrom. Upon rotation of the first and second legs between extended and collapsed positions, the at least two first fingers engage and disengage with the one or more second fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Zhuhai Shichang Metals Ltd.
    Inventors: JingBo Liu, Che-Jen Wang
  • Patent number: 10343275
    Abstract: The present invention is panel carrier for transporting and supporting a panel. The panel carrier includes a frame and a support leg pivotally mounted to the frame. The leg is pivotal between a transport position and a working position. A support surface is provided and is pivotally mounted to the frame. The support surface is pivotal between a transport position and a working position. A panel can be positioned upon the support surface when the support surface and the support leg are in the transport position and thereafter, the support surface and the support leg can be pivoted to the working position to support the panel generally perpendicular to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Affinity Tool Works, LLC
    Inventor: Russell Bransford
  • Patent number: 10271655
    Abstract: The step stool includes a front frame member, a back frame member, a first side frame member, a top panel having a top front panel and a top back panel, and a support panel member. The top front panel is hinged to the top back panel at a top side middle hinge on the midline of the top panel. The support panel member reinforces the midline of the top panel in the assembled configuration. The base end of the support panel member is aligned with the base ends of the front frame member and back frame member to support the weight on the step stool. The top front panel and the top back panel fold around the support panel in the storage configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Patrick Gwen
  • Patent number: 10188204
    Abstract: A desk includes a desktop at a top end; a leg including an attachment portion and a foot portion, the attachment portion of the leg secured to the desktop and extending away from the desktop, the foot portion of the leg defining a bottom end of the desk; and a gas spring connecting the leg to the desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Argosy Console, Inc.
    Inventor: William David Atkins
  • Patent number: 10065303
    Abstract: A retention device for hand-held power tools. The retention device may include a first plate which may be attached to the underside of the power tool; a second plate and a third plate which may be connected to the first plate via hinges. The second and third plates may have aligned notches fit for an object such as a piece of lumber. When the second and third plates are extended, the retention device may allow the power tool to be set down on the edge of the object in an upright position. When the second and third plates are folded, the power tool may still be placed in an upright position on a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Curt J. Engebretson
  • Patent number: 10035483
    Abstract: A rear impact guard configured to be coupled to a rear end of a trailer includes first, second, third, and fourth support bases coupled to a the rear end of the trailer, first, second, third, and fourth bumper support members associated with the first, second, third, and fourth support bases, respectively, and a bumper mounted to lower ends of the first, second, third, and fourth bumper support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrzej Wylezinski, Brian C. Belcher, David P. Kunkel
  • Patent number: 9986843
    Abstract: A folding step stool includes a foldable top wall including a first section hingeably coupled to a second section along a first axis. A first side wall is hingeably coupled to the first section. A second side wall is hingeably coupled to the second section. A third foldable side wall is hingeably coupled to the first side wall and the second side wall. A fourth foldable side is hingeably coupled to the first side wall and to the second side wall. A foldable supporting member includes a first section hingeably coupled to the foldable top wall first section and a second section hingeably coupled to the foldable top wall second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: JOBAR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Tim Alan Baker
  • Patent number: 9907395
    Abstract: Hinge members and foldable structures incorporating the same are described herein. A foldable structure includes a section, a brace, and a hinge member attaching to the section to enable the section to move between a folded position and an extended position. The hinge member includes a first bracket and a second bracket that are hingedly joined to each other. The first bracket includes a first flange that is integrally formed and extending from the first bracket. The first brace is attached, between the first flange of the first bracket and a surface of a different structure, to the first hinge member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SHANGHAI XINTANG INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chuankui Du
  • Patent number: 9889553
    Abstract: A collapsible mobile bench has a work surface that has opposed ends and a middle section. The opposed ends are wider than the middle section. The middle section is adapted to receive a tool. The work surface is adjustable between collapsed and raised positions, with the work surface being positionable at infinite positions between the collapsed and raised positions. A set of wheels are mounted to the work surface for transportation of the work bench. The work surface can be used as a work bench or a tool support and collapsed for transport and raised to a desired height for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Affinity Tool Works, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Ursell, Connor Ursell, Mark Cross, Sam Ursell, Ken Neilson
  • Patent number: 9808736
    Abstract: A collapsible toy structure has a back support, a counter top pivotably connected to the back support, a front wall that is pivotably connected to underside of the counter top, a locking mechanism having a block secured to the back support and a locking bar rotatably connected to the block, a left side wall having a left front panel, and a right side wall having a right front panel. The toy structure assumes a collapsed position with the counter top pivoted to an upright position against the back support, the front wall pivoted to an upright position against the counter top, the left front panel and the right front panel pivoted against the front wall, and with the locking bar rotated to a position where its opposite ends are positioned against the left front panel and the right front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Kenyield International Group Ltd.
    Inventor: Ku-Fong Su
  • Patent number: 9789601
    Abstract: A modular, multi-functional, workbench is disclosed that is variable in height, width, and length in order to accommodate a wide variety of applications. The table top includes a plurality of rail pairs supported by leg stands. A rail pair is formed by two extrusions joined together by endplates that maintain a parallel orientation and prevent rotation of the rails. The extrusions are rectangular in cross-section and slotted on all four sides to allow the use of a variety of t-track fasteners. The leg stands support, constrain and locate the rail pairs along the width of the table. The rail pairs provide a table top surface that is generally flat and sturdy. The workbench can be used in an open-grid fashion or with solid top inserts. The modular nature of the workbench makes it easy to store and set up as well as highly versatile and easily transported to job sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Alfred H Judge
  • Patent number: 9763513
    Abstract: A foldable table may include a table top and legs that are movable between an extended position and a collapsed position. The table top may include a first section and a second section that are connected by a hinge assembly. A locking member may be sized and configured to lock the hinge assembly in a fixed position. Advantageously, moving the legs between the extended and collapsed positions may cause the locking mechanism to move between the locked and unlocked positions. Thus, when the legs are in the extended position and the locking mechanism is in the locked position, the table top may be secured in the unfolded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinlong Cai, Kwang Ho Baik
  • Patent number: 9752334
    Abstract: A foldable work platform is disclosed. The foldable work platform includes legs on the exterior of the platform for increased stability while allowing the legs to fold coplanar to the platform when the foldable work platform is in its stored configuration. The legs are also configured to fit within the profile of the platform and attached to the platform at a location which allows the legs to fit within the length of the platform. The legs include a support, on which the platform rests when the foldable work platform is in its in-use configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Tricam Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Foley, Benjamin P. Williams, Dennis D. Simpson
  • Patent number: 9655444
    Abstract: A convertible art table configured to be hung as wall art and to convert to an art topped table comprises a frame having one or more members defining an inner volume. A digital display configured to display one or more pieces of artwork is located within the inner volume. One or more legs are rotatably coupled to the frame. The legs are selectively rotatable from a collapsed position to a deployed position. In the collapsed position, the legs are flush with the frame such that the frame can be hung on a wall. In the deployed position, the legs support the frame such that the artwork defines a longitudinal surface usable as a table or desk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Mark Watts
  • Patent number: 9549612
    Abstract: A table may be sized and configured to nest with another table to reduce a height of a plurality of stacked tables in a nested configuration. The table may include a nesting portion formed in an upper surface and sidewall of the table top. The table may also include a frame with one or more engaging portions sized and configured to be disposed in the nesting portion of an adjacent table when the tables are nested together. In addition, the table top may include a compression edge sized and configured to be disposed in a nesting portion of an adjacent table when the tables are nested together. The compression edge and engaging portions may be sized and configured to be simultaneously disposed in the nesting portion of the adjacent table when the table is nested with the adjacent table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell Peery, David C. Winter, Mitch Johnson
  • Patent number: 9532644
    Abstract: A table may be sized and configured to nest with an adjacent table to reduce a height of a plurality of stacked tables in a nested configuration. The table may include a table top with a round or circular configuration and the table top may have a receiving portion, a downwardly extending lip, a contact surface and an engaging portion. The contact surface may have a ring-shaped configuration and be sized and configured to contact an upper surface of a table top of an adjacent table when the table is nested with the adjacent table. The engaging portion may also have a ring-shaped configuration and may be sized and configured to be disposed in a receiving portion of a table top of the adjacent table when the table is nested with the adjacent table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: LIFETIME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: S. Curtis Nye, Mitch Johnson, Wendell Peery
  • Patent number: 9498671
    Abstract: An apparatus for allowing a person to operate a computer while walking on a treadmill with handrails is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a rigid first member, a rigid second member and a joint connecting a first end of the first member to a first end of the second member. The connection has at least two positions including a first position and a second position. The first position aligns the first and second members into a first configuration for providing a work surface wherein a first surface of the first member is coplanar to a first surface of the second member to create the work surface for supporting a computing device and a user's wrists, the work surface rigid enough to support the computer device and the user's wrists. The second position aligns the first member and the second member into a second configuration for transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: William Russell Softky
  • Patent number: 9486076
    Abstract: A table may be sized and configured to nest with another table to reduce a height of a plurality of stacked tables in a nested configuration. The table may include a table top with a receiving portion disposed at least proximate an intersection of an upper surface and a sidewall. The table top may also include a lip and a lower portion of the lip may include a contact surface that is sized and configured to contact an upper surface of an adjacent, nested table. The lower portion of the lip may also include an engaging portion that is sized and configured to be disposed in a receiving portion of an adjacent, nested table. The contact surface and the engaging portion may be directly adjacent to each other in the lower portion of the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: LIFETIME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Wendell Peery, David C. Winter, Mitch Johnson
  • Patent number: 9295323
    Abstract: A convertible art table configured to be hung as wall art and to convert to an art topped table comprises a frame having one or more members defining an inner volume. One or more pieces of artwork are located within the inner volume. One or more legs are rotatably coupled to the frame. The legs are selectively rotatable from a collapsed position to a deployed position. In the collapsed position, the legs are flush with the frame such that the frame can be hung on a wall. In the deployed position, the legs support the frame such that the artwork defines a longitudinal surface useable as a table or desk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Mark Watts
  • Patent number: 9237801
    Abstract: A folding utility table includes a table top having a pair of support pedestals pivotally attached. A first pivotal support brace includes a distal end and a proximal end attached to the first support pedestal. A second pivotal support brace includes a distal end and a proximal end attached to the second support pedestal. In addition, the support pedestals may comprise at least one support leg, and each support leg of the first and second support pedestals may be laterally offset from each other so as to permit an offset displacement of the support legs when the support pedestals are disposed in a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: LIFETIME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Carl R. Stanford
  • Patent number: 9187109
    Abstract: A folding wagon is described. Front and rear sections of the folding wagon fold toward each other for storage. The folding wagon has a lightweight, robust and compact construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ACTIVE PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventor: Simon Treadwell
  • Patent number: 9173482
    Abstract: A table may be sized and configured to nest with another table to reduce a height of a plurality of stacked tables in a nested configuration. The table may include a nesting portion formed in an upper surface and sidewall of the table top. The table may also include a frame with one or more engaging portions sized and configured to be disposed in the nesting portion of an adjacent table when the tables are nested together. In addition, the table top may include a compression edge sized and configured to be disposed in a nesting portion of an adjacent table when the tables are nested together. The compression edge and engaging portions may be sized and configured to be simultaneously disposed in the nesting portion of the adjacent table when the table is nested with the adjacent table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: LIFETIME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Wendell Peery, David C. Winter, Mitch Johnson
  • Patent number: 9138050
    Abstract: A table may be sized and configured to nest with an adjacent table to reduce a height of a plurality of stacked tables in a nested configuration. The table top may include an upper surface, a sidewall and a receiving portion at least partially disposed in the upper surface and the sidewall. The receiving portion may be sized and configured to receive an engaging portion of an adjacent table when the tables are disposed in a nested configuration. The table top may also include a plurality of strengthen members disposed in the lower portion of the table top that are sized and configured to support the receiving portion. For example, the strengthening members may include an inner surface sized and configured to support an inner surface of the receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: LIFETIME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Wendell Peery, Neil Watson
  • Patent number: 9138051
    Abstract: A desk structure with adjustable angles is provided, characterized in that: an angle-adjustment unit is coupled to a bottom of a desk which is space-demanding and falls into the category of OA office furniture such that folding the desk entails: performing positional release with the angle-adjustment unit disposed below a desk board, rotating the desk board by a predetermined inclination angle, and imposing a positional restriction on the angle-adjustment unit upon completion of the angular positioning of a rotation state. Accordingly, the desks can be folded up each by a predetermined adjustable inclination angle and stacked up in a non-space-demanding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Oasyschair Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toung-Chun Pan
  • Patent number: 8997663
    Abstract: A table may be sized and configured to nest with another table to reduce a height of a plurality of stacked tables in a nested configuration. The table may include a table top with a receiving portion disposed at least proximate an intersection of an upper surface and a sidewall. The table top may also include a lip and a lower portion of the lip may include a contact surface that is sized and configured to contact an upper surface of an adjacent, nested table. The lower portion of the lip may also include an engaging portion that is sized and configured to be disposed in a receiving portion of an adjacent, nested table. The contact surface and the engaging portion may be directly adjacent to each other in the lower portion of the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell Peery, David C. Winter, Mitch Johnson
  • Patent number: 8943982
    Abstract: A table may be sized and configured to nest with another table to reduce a height of a plurality of stacked tables in a nested configuration. The table may include a table top with a receiving portion disposed at least proximate an intersection of an upper surface and a sidewall. The table top may also include a lip and a lower portion of the lip may include a contact surface that is sized and configured to contact an upper surface of an adjacent, nested table. The lower portion of the lip may also include an engaging portion that is sized and configured to be disposed in a receiving portion of an adjacent, nested table. The contact surface and the engaging portion may be directly adjacent to each other in the lower portion of the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell Peery, David C. Winter, Mitch Johnson
  • Patent number: 8931421
    Abstract: A foldable table includes a first tabletop panel, a second tabletop panel, and a reinforcing frame which includes first through fourth reinforcing members mounted along longitudinal sides of the first and second tabletop panels respectively, a first transverse member transversely extended between outer end portions of the first and second reinforcing members at the first tabletop panel, and a second transverse member transversely extended between outer end portions of the third and fourth reinforcing members at the second tabletop panel. Two ends of the first transverse member are affixed to the first and second reinforcing members in a non-rotatably movable manner. Two ends of the second transverse member are affixed to the third and fourth reinforcing members in a non-rotatably movable manner. Therefore, the first and second transverse members enhance the rigidity of the reinforcement frame to support two transverse sides of the first and second tabletop panels respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Ping-Cheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8881661
    Abstract: A foldable table includes a first tabletop panel, a second tabletop panel, and a reinforcing frame which includes first through fourth reinforcing members mounted along longitudinal sides of the first and second tabletop panels respectively, a first transverse member transversely extended between outer end portions of the first and second reinforcing members at the first tabletop panel, and a second transverse member transversely extended between outer end portions of the third and fourth reinforcing members at the second tabletop panel. Two ends of the first transverse member are affixed to the first and second reinforcing members in a non-rotatably movable manner. Two ends of the second transverse member are affixed to the third and fourth reinforcing members in a non-rotatably movable manner. Therefore, the first and second transverse members enhance the rigidity of the reinforcement frame to support two transverse sides of the first and second tabletop panels respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Ping-Cheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8822885
    Abstract: This invention is related to the conservation of energy. The energy sources are limited and energy usage can cause environmental problems. This invention introduces a method of heating which is small and effective. In this method instead of heating the whole house which expensive and at times uncomfortable a limited heated space under a table means covered with a cover means is introduced that allows a person to warm up his/her body. Also, heating a smaller space can be done quickly and uses a limited energy, which is thus more cost-effective. This unit is designed to fold to a smaller unit for easy storage. In this method, an adjustable table means holds an electrical heating means under a cover and allows the person to use that limited space as heating source. The heating means has its control means and thermostat in order to keep the temp in a desired level. The table is very versatile and allows its dimensions to be changed easily so that the user has the option of choosing a size that fits its need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Yousef Daneshvar
  • Patent number: 8757069
    Abstract: A table may be sized and configured to nest with another table to reduce a height of a plurality of stacked tables in a nested configuration. The table may include a nesting portion formed in an upper surface and sidewall of the table top. The table may also include a frame with one or more engaging portions sized and configured to be disposed in the nesting portion of an adjacent table when the tables are nested together. In addition, the table top may include a compression edge sized and configured to be disposed in a nesting portion of an adjacent table when the tables are nested together. The compression edge and engaging portions may be sized and configured to be simultaneously disposed in the nesting portion of the adjacent table when the table is nested with the adjacent table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell Peery, David Winter, Mitch Johnson
  • Patent number: 8746155
    Abstract: A structure constructed from plastic may include one or more reinforcing portions that are sized and configured to prevent damage to the structure. For example, the structure may be a table top constructed from blow-molded plastic and the table top may include a body with one or more corners. The corners may include an interior portion and an exterior portion, and reinforcement portions may be sized and configured to help prevent damage to the corners of the table top. In addition, one or more depressions may be at least partially disposed within the reinforcement portions, if desired. The reinforcement portions, for example, may include one or more inwardly and/or outwardly extending portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thayne B. Haney, Jacob Kearl
  • Patent number: 8739707
    Abstract: A folding utility table includes a table top having a pair of support pedestals pivotally attached. A first pivotal support brace includes a distal end and a proximal end attached to the first support pedestal. A second pivotal support brace includes a distal end and a proximal end attached to the second support pedestal. In addition, the support pedestals may comprise at least one support leg, and each support leg of the first and second support pedestals may be laterally offset from each other so as to permit an offset displacement of the support legs when the support pedestals are disposed in a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl R. Stanford
  • Patent number: 8726817
    Abstract: A table may include a table top and a leg assembly. The leg assembly may be moved between use and storage positions, and the movement of the leg assembly may move a cross member between a first position in which the cross member resists folding of the table top and a second position in which the cross member facilitates folding and unfolding of the table top. The table top may include first and second sections with portions that overlap and/or interlock when the table top is unfolded. When the table top is in the unfolded position, movement of the leg assembly towards the use position may move the cross member towards the overlapping and/or interlocking portions, which may move the overlapping and/or interlocking portions towards each other. When moved towards each other, the overlapping and/or interlocking portions may be securely connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Bennett, Kent Ashby
  • Publication number: 20140116301
    Abstract: A foldable table includes a first tabletop panel, a second tabletop panel, and a reinforcing frame which includes first through fourth reinforcing members mounted along longitudinal sides of the first and second tabletop panels respectively, a first transverse member transversely extended between outer end portions of the first and second reinforcing members at the first tabletop panel, and a second transverse member transversely extended between outer end portions of the third and fourth reinforcing members at the second tabletop panel. Two ends of the first transverse member are affixed to the first and second reinforcing members in a non-rotatably movable manner. Two ends of the second transverse member are affixed to the third and fourth reinforcing members in a non-rotatably movable manner. Therefore, the first and second transverse members enhance the rigidity of the reinforcement frame to support two transverse sides of the first and second tabletop panels respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Ping-Cheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8683929
    Abstract: A table may be sized and configured to nest with another table to reduce a height of a plurality of stacked tables in a nested configuration. The table may include a table top with a receiving portion disposed at least proximate an intersection of an upper surface and a sidewall. The table top may also include a lip and a lower portion of the lip may include a contact surface that is sized and configured to contact an upper surface of an adjacent, nested table. The lower portion of the lip may also include an engaging portion that is sized and configured to be disposed in a receiving portion of an adjacent, nested table. The contact surface and the engaging portion may be directly adjacent to each other in the lower portion of the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell Peery, David C. Winter, Mitch Johnson
  • Patent number: 8677912
    Abstract: A foldable table includes a first tabletop panel, a second tabletop panel, a first peripheral edge rim, a second peripheral edge rim, and a foldable frame. The foldable frame includes a reinforcing frame which includes first through fourth elongated reinforcing member spacedly mounted along two longitudinal sides of the first receiving cavity and the second receiving cavity respectively, a first and a second leg frame pivotally mounted on the first receiving cavity and the second receiving cavity respectively, and a hinge arrangement. The hinge arrangement includes a first connecting joint, a second connecting joint, and a first and a second locker device coupled to the first connecting joint and the second connecting joint respectively, wherein the first locker device and the second locker device are arranged to operate between a locked position and an unlock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Ping-Cheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8667903
    Abstract: An adjustable table assembly provides a plurality of adjustable support surfaces positionable in a selectable configuration as desired by a user. The assembly includes a medial panel having a first side and a second side. A first slot extends into the first side of the medial panel. A first side panel is coupled to the medial panel. The first side panel is slidably inserted into the first slot whereby the first side panel is selectively extendable from the medial panel. A first side pivot hinge is coupled between the medial panel and the first side panel. Thus, the first side panel is pivotable relative to the medial panel. A plurality of legs is coupled to the medial panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin S. Goltry
  • Patent number: 8622007
    Abstract: A table may include a molded plastic table top with an upper surface, a lower surface and a hollow interior portion disposed between the upper surface and the lower surface. The upper surface, lower surface and hollow interior portion of the table top may be integrally formed during the molding process as part of a unitary, one-piece construction. The table may also include a side rail of a frame connected to the lower surface of the table top and a plurality of depressions disposed between the side rail and the upper surface of the table top. The plurality of depressions may be integrally formed in the lower surface of the table top during the molding process as part of the unitary, one-piece construction. The plurality of depressions may be sized and configured to support the portion of the table top disposed above the side rail of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell Peery, Ju-Young Jin, Mitch Johnson
  • Patent number: 8578865
    Abstract: A structure constructed from plastic may include one or more reinforcing portions that are sized and configured to prevent damage to the structure. For example, the structure may be a table top constructed from blow-molded plastic and the table top may include a body with one or more corners. The corners may include an interior portion and an exterior portion, and reinforcement portions may be sized and configured to help prevent damage to the corners of the table top. In addition, one or more depressions may be at least partially disposed within the reinforcement portions, if desired. The reinforcement portions, for example, may include one or more inwardly and/or outwardly extending portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thayne B. Haney, Jacob Kearl
  • Patent number: 8578863
    Abstract: A table may be sized and configured to nest with another table to reduce a height of a plurality of stacked tables in a nested configuration. The table may include a table top with a receiving portion disposed at least proximate an intersection of an upper surface and a sidewall. The table top may also include a lip and a lower portion of the lip may include a contact surface that is sized and configured to contact an upper surface of an adjacent, nested table. The lower portion of the lip may also include an engaging portion that is sized and configured to be disposed in a receiving portion of an adjacent, nested table. The contact surface and the engaging portion may be directly adjacent to each other in the lower portion of the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell Peery, David C. Winter, Mitch Johnson
  • Patent number: 8561552
    Abstract: A foldable table includes a table top, two leg frames foldably coupling with a bottom side of the table top, and a torsion resistance frame including two longitudinal side frames parallelly provided along two longitudinal side portions of the table top respectively, and two lateral side reinforcing members laterally extended between the longitudinal side frames at two lateral side portions of the table top to form an anti-torsion frame for encircling with a peripheral portion of the table top. The torsion resistance frame is integrated with the bottom side of the table top, making it a one-piece table frame structure with increased rigidity at its maximum level, resistance to the external force of torsion and distortion. The table, having the maximum utility with minimum materials, has increased durability, comfort in usage and convenience for transportation and has lowered energy consumption in the manufacture of household furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Mei-Fang Chang
  • Patent number: 8555790
    Abstract: A foldable table may include a table top and legs that are movable between an extended position and a collapsed position. The table top may include a first section and a second section that are movable between folded and unfolded positions. A first portion of a side rail may be connected to the first section of the table top and a second portion of the side rail connected to the second section of the table top. A hinge assembly may connect the first and second portions of the side rail in an offset configuration. When the table is in the folded position, an inner surface of the first portion of the side rail may be disposed at least proximate an outer surface of the second portion of the side rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Winter, Jay Calkin, Mitch Johnson, Joel H. Bennett
  • Patent number: 8550012
    Abstract: A folding table has a leg pivotally coupled to a bottom of a tabletop. A pair of links is pivotally coupled together and pivotally coupled in series between the tabletop and the leg. The pair of links, the tabletop and the leg form a four-bar, four-pivot linkage, including four pivots and four bars defined between the pivots. The bars of the linkage are sized and the pivots of the linkage are located to resist movement of the linkage through an intermediate binding configuration between open and closed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mity-Lite, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Rogers, Richard D. Smith
  • Patent number: 8534205
    Abstract: A fold-in-half table may include a first half constructed from molded plastic, such as blow-molded plastic, and a second half constructed from a wire rack. An inner engagement surface of the first half of the table top may engage an inner engagement surface of the second half of the table top when the table is in the unfolded position. The first and second inner engagement surfaces may be spaced apart when the table is in the folded position. The fond-in-half table may also include first and second support structures connected to the first and second halves of the table top and the support structures may be movable between an extended position and a collapsed position relative to the table top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitch Johnson, Brandon Smith, Jay Calkin
  • Publication number: 20130233210
    Abstract: A foldable table may include a table top and legs that are movable between an extended position and a collapsed position. The table top may include a first section and a second section that are connected by a hinge assembly. A locking member may be sized and configured to lock the hinge assembly in a fixed position. Advantageously, moving the legs between the extended and collapsed positions may cause the locking mechanism to move between the locked and unlocked positions. Thus, when the legs are in the extended position and the locking mechanism is in the locked position, the table top may be secured in the unfolded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: LIFETIME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Ju Young Jin, Cai Yixian
  • Publication number: 20130220187
    Abstract: A pivotable folding utility table includes a table top having a pair of support pedestals pivotally attached thereto. A first pivotal support brace including a distal end and a proximal end attached to the first support pedestal. A second pivotal support brace including a distal end and a proximal end attached to the second support pedestal. The distal ends of the first and second pivotal support braces pivotally attached to a retaining assembly preferably mounted in relation to the table top. Specifically, the retaining assembly includes a cross-brace member operably disposed through openings formed in the distal ends of the first and second pivotal support braces, thus providing a pivotal engagement in relation to the table top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl R. Stanford