Pedestal Supported Patents (Class 108/150)
  • Patent number: 11812852
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator system (100) for a table (200) having at least two table legs (210) of variable length and a table top (220) held by the table legs (210), characterized in that it comprises at least two master cylinders (10), each having a cylinder (10a) and a piston (10b) movable in the cylinder (10a) and a piston rod (10c) for moving the piston (10b), wherein a slave cylinder (20) having a cylinder (20a) and a piston (20b) movable in the cylinder (20a) for changing the length of the table leg (210) is connected to each of the master cylinders (10) by means of a conduit (40) allowing fluid (30) flow between the master cylinder (10) and the slave cylinder (20), and wherein the piston rods (10c) of the master cylinders (10) are mechanically connected to each other by means of a rigid connecting element (45), and wherein a drive unit (52) in a rigid drive connection (50) with the connecting element (45) is connected to the connecting element (45) for simultaneously moving the pistons (10a)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Anna Mária Koch
  • Patent number: 11766129
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of footrests. More specifically, the present invention relates to a footrest device designed to screw into a ground surface. The footrest is comprised of a foot board that has an anti-skid texture, that allows a user to rest his or her feet in an inclined position. The footrest is further comprised of a conical structure attached to a ball bearing at a top end, wherein the conical structure is screwed into the ground surface to secure the footrest. Further, a user can place the footrest in a variety of locations with various heights depending on their preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventor: Renae Katz
  • Patent number: 11660786
    Abstract: A leveler table includes a plate with a flat top work surface that is level in all planes, by locating a circular level recessed within the center of the plate, so that the level indicator of the circular level is in horizontal alignment with the top work surface. By locating the circular level in the middle of the plate, at the same horizontal level as the work surface, this leveler table provides accuracy and repeatability for use of the flat top work surface in manufacturing steps, particularly the forming of parts where repeatability is necessary, such as the in situ forming of an automotive windshield sensor pad in an open ended package supported on the flat top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Steven R Meizlish, David W Robinson
  • Patent number: 11647831
    Abstract: A desk frame elevation structure includes an inner tube telescopically received in an outer tube and a roller unit between the inner and outer tubes. The outer tube is fixed to a base and includes a bottom plate and a first top plate. A desk board unit is fixed to the inner tube. A telescopic rod is received in the inner tube and has top and bottom ends coupled to the outer and inner tubes, respectively. The inner tube extends through an upper buffer pad disposed below the first top plate. The upper buffer pad has an upper face abutting the first top plate and a lower face for abutting an abutting edge of the inner tube. A lower buffer pad is disposed above the bottom plate and includes a lower face abutting the bottom plate and an upper face for abutting a bottom end of the inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: Douglas Pan
  • Patent number: 11633038
    Abstract: A desk leg and a desk applying the same are provided which comprises a longitudinally-extending angular column; the column is formed by an elongated first plate piece and an elongated second plate piece connected at sides, at least one supporting piece and at least one connection hole are disposed at upper ends of inner surfaces of the first plate piece and the second plate piece respectively; the supporting piece of the upper end protrudes inwardly to support a desk board, the connection hole is located above the supporting piece, and a connection portion is disposed on the supporting pieces; and a reinforcing plate; a mounting portion corresponding to the connection portion is disposed on the reinforcing plate and detachable connected to the connection portion, which realizes a better load-bearing effect, and is convenient to transport and mount while having a larger structural strength and a longer service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: FLEXISPOT, INC.
    Inventors: Lehong Xiang, Fangyuan Li, Haikun Liu
  • Patent number: 11633040
    Abstract: A workspace system includes different base components, different accessory interfaces and different accessories. Different accessory interfaces may be fixed to different base components, and different accessories may be releasably engaged by different, or the same accessory interfaces. The same accessories may be engaged by different accessory interfaces. The base components and accessories may be reconfigured to define different workspaces. Methods of assembling and reconfiguring the workspaces are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Charles Beasley, Justin G. Beitzel, Brandon Johnson, Daniel Perez Marin, Robert Jeffers
  • Patent number: 11607035
    Abstract: A tray system including a column, a tray and a tray collar. The tray has an opening through which the column extends. The tray collar is constrained against the column, the tray being a part of or resting upon the tray collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Group Dekko, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond H. Riner, Austin S. Valley
  • Patent number: 11589672
    Abstract: A flip top table includes a leg assembly supporting an axle defining a rotation axis extending in a longitudinal direction. A strike plate is non-rotatably secured to the axle, with the strike plate having first and second circumferentially spaced and radially extending stop surfaces. A worksurface is rotatably supported on the axle and includes first and second circumferentially spaced stop surfaces. The worksurface is rotatable about the rotation axis between a use position and a stowed position. A latch assembly is coupled to and rotatable with the worksurface between the use and stowed positions. The latch assembly includes a lock bolt moveable in the longitudinal direction between a disengaged position, wherein the lock bolt is longitudinally displaced from the strike plate, and an engaged position, wherein the lock bolt engages the second stop surface of the strike plate when the worksurface is in the use position. An actuation mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Jamie Payne, Brian K. Synder, Sean M. Derrick, David K. Jones, David J. Battey, Ivan Colin, Christopher Gale Inman
  • Patent number: 11577265
    Abstract: A workpiece turntable comprises a turntable module and an attachable floor-engaging support. The floor-engaging support is preferably height adjustable. The turntable module comprises a rotatable base mounted on a stationary base; a wire frame mounted over the rotatable base; a first set of support elements extending from the wire frame having a first height relative to the rotatable base; and a second set of support elements extending from the wire frame having a second height relative to the rotatable base. Each one of the support elements includes a respective support finger that can be made of an elastomer such rubber, silicone, or urethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventor: Brian Brantner
  • Patent number: 11406179
    Abstract: A movable table assembly comprising a base portion and a table support each having angular connecting nub with an interior cavity to enable fastening inline with a support leg. The preferred assembly utilizes a base portion, a support leg, a table support, and a table. The base portion and table support being generally planar and having a first side and second side defined by an edge around a perimeter. The support leg coupled between the base portion and table support to generally provide a movable work surface, wherein the table and base portion are generally positioned parallel to a ground surface despite the angular connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Grabowski, Michael Johnson
  • Patent number: 11172771
    Abstract: A modular display can be assembled and disassembled by one person without any tools, and which stacks flat into a manageable box that can be either rolled in or shipped on a standard pallet. The structural parts of the assembly include several types of interlocking pieces which form stable columns, and various bridging devices that allow for slatwall or pegboard to be easily inserted to display a wide range of products that merchandise on slatwall, pegboard, shelves, tables and free-standing pedestals as well as garment poles. This display booth emulates a retail shopping experience where physical products are sold on varying display mediums. The parts fit to together by inserting hooked tabs into slots that fit the width of the tabs. Since all the parts are interchangeable, the system allows for multiple configurations, as well as easy expansion of the display booth by adding more parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Josh Rifkin
  • Patent number: 11161446
    Abstract: A joint is connected between floors of a vehicle that are movable relative to each other. The joint includes a plurality of hinged segments to accommodate vertical and longitudinal relative motion between the floors. At least one of the hinged segments includes a flat, walkable surface aligned with the floors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Newmar Corporation
    Inventors: Chet Borkholder, John Sherman, Ron Stichter
  • Patent number: 11129471
    Abstract: The mobile computer workstation is a cart. The mobile computer workstation is configured for use with a computer. The mobile computer workstation forms a mobile station on which the computer is placed. The mobile computer workstation allows the computer readily moved between locations without requiring the disassembly and assembly of the various components of the computer. The elevation of the superior surface of the mobile computer workstation is adjustable such that the computer can be used while standing or sitting. The mobile computer workstation comprises a pedestal, a telescopic master stanchion, and a pivoting desk. The telescopic master stanchion attaches the pedestal to the pivoting desk. The pivoting desk forms the working horizontal surface of the mobile computer workstation. The pedestal: a) is a rolling structure used to move the computer; and, b) stores the elements of the computer not associated with interface functions with a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Walter Oglesby
  • Patent number: 10716393
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel glass-ceramic sheet intended in particular to be used as a surface of a furniture unit and/or as a worktop, and which comprises, in at least one of its faces, in particular its lower face, at least one connection element of a height less than 10 cm and of which the cross section is inscribed inside a circle of a diameter less than 3 cm, said connection element being made from a material able to withstand at least 70° C. and being bonded to said face by means of a thermosetting adhesive. The present invention also relates to an item of furniture and/or household equipment, and in particular a worktop or a furniture unit incorporating said sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: EUROKERA S.N.C.
    Inventors: Nicolas Roux, Pablo Vilato, Franck Demol, Gregory Debreyer, Bertrand Charpentier, Virginie Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 10681980
    Abstract: A furniture assembly comprising a first frame structure having front and rear portions and including at least a first leg member and a substantially horizontal first rail member supported by the at least a first leg member where the first rail member has a first length dimension, a substantially horizontal second rail member supported by the at least a second leg member spaced apart from the first rail member wherein an assembly space includes the space between the first and second rail members, a front portion of the assembly space adjacent the front portion of the first frame structure and a rear portion of the assembly space adjacent the rear portion of the first frame structure, a first furniture sub-assembly having first and second ends, having a first depth dimension and supported within the assembly space by the first and second rail members and a second furniture sub-assembly having first and second ends, a second depth dimension and supported within the assembly space by the first rail member and a r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Kirt Martin, David C. Eberlein, Fredric Biddle
  • Patent number: 10647042
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a part having a cavity with a complex contour is presented. The molding apparatus comprises a mold cavity and a molding insert. The mold cavity is formed by a first mold portion and a second mold portion. The molding insert is within the mold cavity, wherein the molding insert has a forming surface, and wherein the molding insert is configured to move in more than one direction relative to the first mold portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Everette D. Gray
  • Patent number: 10631633
    Abstract: A foldable lap table assembly for creating storable and adjustable height table surfaces includes a top table and a pair of top legs hinged to the top table and a bottom table with a pair of bottom legs hinged to the bottom table. A storage configuration is defined by the bottom table with the pair of bottom legs in a bottom folded position receiving the top table with the pair of top legs in a top folded position to form a rectangular prism. An alternate box configuration is defined by the pair of top legs in an alternate top extended position engaging a bottom upper face of the bottom table to form a rectangular prism with an open front and an open back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Isaac Holmes
  • Patent number: 10568443
    Abstract: A collapsible structure (e.g., for use as a single or multi-tiered display table) can include a base having at least five hinges defined therein to define six or more base panels such that the base is foldable to form a shape with at least six sides, the base defining a first end and a second end that are attached to each other. The structure can include a first center support and a second center support. The first center support and the second center support can be attached together at the body of each center support and be configured to allow the base to move between a flat folded position and an open standing position by relative movement of the upper arms and the lower arms relative to the attached bodies of the center supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Michael L. Hampton
  • Patent number: 10524034
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a device may be provided. The device may include: a housing comprising a first engaging member; and a foot comprising a second engaging member. The first engaging member and the second engaging member may be configured to engage in at least one of a first way or a second way. When the first engaging member and the second engaging member engage in the first way, the housing may have a first orientation relative to a pre-determined portion of the foot. When the first engaging member and the second engaging member engage in the second way, the housing may have a second orientation relative to the pre-determined portion of the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Ien Yu Tong
  • Patent number: 10406989
    Abstract: A vehicle accessory mounting device according to some embodiments of the disclosure is configured to attach accessories to a spare-tire hub assembly of a vehicle. The vehicle accessory mounting device includes a first member attached to the spare-tire hub assembly, a second member which is movable relative to the first member, and a handle which is movably attached to the second member. The second member includes pin ends which are configured to engage within slots in the first member. A locking protrusion is provided to lock the second member into place relative to the first member. A locking assembly is provided to lock the handle into place relative to the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FIRST PULL CO.
    Inventors: John Steven Kruse, Parth Mukesh Bhatt, Michael Thomas Matteo, Jeffrey Richard Condon, Michael Douglas Prince
  • Patent number: 10342328
    Abstract: An integral system for stabilizing a long table on an uneven surface. One version includes two spaced supports with each of the supports comprising a vertical member. One horizontal platform attaches to an upper portion of one of the supports and an underside of the table top and a second horizontal platform affixed to a post and attached to the underside of the table top. The post is insertable into the vertical member of the other support and movably joined at a first end thereto such that the post may move side-to-side, in a rocking manner relative to the vertical member stabilizing the table. Another version includes a table having two spaced supports each with a horizontal member and a stabilizing member configured to slip over one horizontal member and movably connect thereto. When attached, the stabilizing member may rock about the connection point with the horizontal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Eddie Rafii
  • Patent number: 10100527
    Abstract: Hollow baluster installation system that utilizes either the mounting holes that remain from the removal of a previous wooden baluster or newly drilled holes and components including a bottom plug, baluster insert and top cap which allow for installation of the hollow baluster in a staircase or railing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: David W. Moeller
  • Patent number: 10072709
    Abstract: A roller bearing handling system for replacement or exchange of a roller bearing of a roller hearth furnace includes a base support, a pivot support arranged on the base support, and a first roller bearing handling element arranged or placed on the pivot support and which can lift a roller bearing. The pivot support is arranged on the base support and is able to swivel about a stationary pivot point relative to the base support. A second carrier roller bearing handling element is arranged on the base support for handling a roller bearing and is able to be adjusted between a handling position, in which the second roller bearing handling element can mechanically couple and connect in a form-locking manner with the roller bearing for roller bearing replacement and a release position in which the mechanical coupling and form-locking connection between the roller bearing and the carrier roller bearing handling element is released is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Frank Balster, Horst Wachholder
  • Patent number: 9955786
    Abstract: In legged furniture having four or more legs and a load-receiving stage supported directly or indirectly by these legs, this legged furniture includes three main legs defining a triangular shape in a plurality of the legs and, assuming that the legged furniture is placed by using only the main legs, enabling a stable stationary attitude of the load-receiving stage, and a leg adjuster forming an extension portion of a sub leg other than the main legs and capable of expansion/contraction in a vertical direction and providing an expansion/contraction leg in cooperation with the sub leg and autonomously allows expansion or contraction of the expansion/contraction leg on the basis of a length of the main leg in accordance with the stationary attitude of the load-receiving stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Shikumi Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 9913697
    Abstract: A workstation assembly that can be collapsed into a portable container. The portable container has a first section and second section that can be selectively joined and separated. A lift mechanism is provided that interconnects the first section and the second section. The lift mechanism has an extended configuration and a compressed configuration. When in its extended configuration, the lift mechanism separates the first section from the second section of the portable container by a selected distance. Conversely, when in its compressed configuration, the lift mechanism causes the first section to abut against the second section along a common seam. Wheels are connected to the portable container so that the portable container can roll. A handle is also connected to the container for pulling the container on wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Eric A. DeVeaux
  • Patent number: 9770098
    Abstract: A novel table leg connection and method of assembly are disclosed. The connection may comprise a stand having a hole, a leg including a pin extending away from one end of the leg wherein the pin is configured to fit within the stand hole, and a locking bracket having prongs configured to engage the pin, wherein the stand has an interior wall having grooves configured to engage the locking bracket. The locking bracket may include a fastening arm disposed opposite the prongs and extending substantially orthogonally away from the locking bracket. The pin may have a slot configured to engage the prongs of the locking bracket. The method of assembly may comprise inserting a pin of a leg into a hole of a stand, sliding a locking bracket having prongs through grooves formed in the interior wall of the stand, and pushing the locking bracket toward the pin until the prongs are frictionally engaged by the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Prospect Furniture LLC
    Inventor: Richard Holbrook
  • Patent number: 9730511
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for fastening a table top on a substructure which comprises a fastening means which can be screwed to the underside of the table top, in particular a fastening means with a fastening cross, fastening plate or the like, on which the table top rests, wherein said fastening means has a defined pattern of holes with a plurality of holes or mounts for fastening screws, which can be plugged through said holes in each case and by way of which the fastening means is screwed to the table top. According to the invention, the table top (10) has slots (11) or grooves which are made in its underside and run such that, when the table top is placed in position on the fastening means, in particular the fastening cross, they coincide with the holes (20) or mounts of the fastening means, in particular of the fastening cross (17), wherein fastening screws which can be screwed into the table top (10) in each case in the region of the slots (11) or grooves are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Severin Holz und Kunststoff GmbH
    Inventor: Heinz-Bernd Severin
  • Patent number: 9668570
    Abstract: A compact folding furniture piece constructed as a table is configured for convenient storage. The folding furniture piece comprises an object support assembly that is configured for operative connection to a mounting structure and includes a spring mechanism securing together as a flexible unit a support mount, an articulated vertebral column, and a table base. The spring mechanism exhibits flexibility properties such that the object support assembly assumes at rest an unfolded state and, in response to an externally applied bending force, assumes a folded state. In the unfolded state, the vertebral column is substantially straight to provide a closed support surface. In the folded state, the vertebral column is curved to provide a raised, open support surface on which an object can rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Aria Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Mojtabavi, Sohrab Vossoughi, David Randall Knaub, Ken Dieringer
  • Patent number: 9551121
    Abstract: A detachable base insert for use with a traffic delineator post assembly to enhance durability of the post assembly is provided. The traffic delineator post assembly includes a tubular post member and a post base comprising a central opening able to receive the tubular post member. The base insert includes a tubular insert member disposed within an interior wall of the bottom portion of the tubular post member, and a base ring coupled to a bottom portion of the tubular insert member. The base ring serves as a barrier between the bottom of the tubular post member and the ground surface, thereby minimizing surface wear of the tubular post member. The detachable base insert replaces a worn out base retention ring on the tubular post member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin Austin McCord
  • Patent number: 9534406
    Abstract: An adjustable strut having a locking mechanism configured to removably-secure a pair of telescopic structural members to one another when positioned in a contracted configuration for transport and storage. Further, the locking mechanism allows for fast and intuitive unlocking of the pair of telescopic structural members for adjustment of a length of the strut for structural bracing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Paratech, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Nielsen, William O. Teach
  • Patent number: 9422039
    Abstract: A suspension system for passenger modules or marine platforms used with high-speed boats, the suspension system including a shock absorbing assembly, for supporting the marine platform relative to the vessel. The marine platform is attached to the vessel via an assembly of pivoting spars in which the vessel attachment locations are spaced athwart a greater distance than the marine platform, and the attachment of some spars permits relative fore and aft movement between the spars and the marine platform or the vessel to accommodate pitch. The suspension system may include components for attenuating motion associated with roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Professional Components LTD
    Inventors: David Alvin Smith, Lee Michael Adams
  • Patent number: 9220337
    Abstract: A portable table suitable for securely holding a variety of beverages and other items that can be used on a wide range of surfaces including sand and soft ground. The table can be easily transported with an integral handhold and a detachable leg or legs, which can be readily fastened to the bottom of the table when not in use. The portable table includes openings which securely hold the full range of beverages including traditional cans and bottles, as well as wine glasses and other containers with varying shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Wenzel
  • Patent number: 8955267
    Abstract: A mounting support for a photovoltaic module is described. The mounting support includes a pedestal having a surface adaptable to receive a flat side of a photovoltaic module laminate. A hole is disposed in the pedestal, the hole adaptable to receive a bolt or a pin used to couple the pedestal to the flat side of the photovoltaic module laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Wexler, Jonathan Botkin, Matthew Culligan, Adam Detrick
  • Publication number: 20140338573
    Abstract: A furniture line featuring a table which is customizable and suited for confined and irregular spaces such as balconies, decks or outdoors which line can be easily assembled or disassembled essentially by hand and available affordably with a variety of selectable tops, shapes and applications. The table features a skeletal frame arrangement with universal top mounts, selectable curved tubular or rod like legs, at least one and preferably two hub couplers or tubular leg and pedestal base, and optional rotatable or slide on levelers for uneven surfaces. A method and system disclosed provides purchaser customization of the table and complementary ensembles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ATTITURE LLC
    Inventor: David F. Rassat
  • Patent number: 8839724
    Abstract: A modular medical instrument table and method of using the same is provided. The modular medical instrument table includes a base and at least one support structure rising from the base, the support structure having a substantially vertical axis. At least one arm is removably affixed to the support structure, the arm having a first end proximate to the support structure and a second end distal from the support structure, wherein the second end of the arm is rotatable about the support structure. A shelf is attachable to the second end of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kraig Herman Allen, Gary T. Dane, Jon D. Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 8746156
    Abstract: Portable workstation or desk apparatus and methods. In one embodiment, a portable workstation is comprised of a plurality of components including a work surface or upper element, a stem or support element, and an anchor or base element. In one variant, the work surface element (and/or the base element) can be mounted to the stem element in first and second configurations. The various configurations provides a substantially level work surface (relative to the base) or a substantially inclined work surface, and/or varying degrees of offset relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Richard J. Camarillo
  • Patent number: 8671635
    Abstract: Pedestal assemblies configured to support first and second pavers positioned adjacently against an elevated periphery and methods of making the same are provided herein. Preferred assemblies include a cap, base, and at least two towers configured to be sandwiched between the cap and base. Kits can be sold with just cap and base alone. Preferred caps and bases can be formed in the same shape or substantially so, and are racetrack-shaped. Preferred towers include polyvinyl chloride (PVC) cylindrical tubing. The cap can advantageously include an upwardly-projecting fin used to align and separate two pavers positioned alongside an elevated periphery. A pedestal support system can include both periphery pedestals in addition to conventional pedestals positioned away from the elevated periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Nigel Jones
  • Publication number: 20140054253
    Abstract: Display pedestals comprise at least one generally planar horizontal support member which is hollow, and at least one vertical column. The top surface and/or the bottom surface of the support member has least one depression or at least one projection, and at least one vertical column fits to the depression or projection. The interior volume of the hollow support member is filled with air or with a foamed polymeric or metallic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Petra Reed
  • Publication number: 20130333595
    Abstract: An article of furniture has a main body, a floor-engagement frame, a plurality of non-rolling floor-engagement members connected to the floor-engagement frame, and a plurality of rollers that are also connected to the floor-engagement frame. These rollers do not engage the floor when the article of furniture rests upon the floor in an ordinary state of usage but do engage the floor when the article of furniture is tilted at least fifteen degrees. The article can further comprise a pedestal that pivotally couples to the floor-engagement frame and that supports a table surface. A user interface can control a latch that holds the table surface perpendicular to the pedestal. Another user interface can control a latch that holds the table surface at a present vertical height when latched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard S. Cotey
  • Patent number: 8607715
    Abstract: A stabilizing arrangement supports an object on four ground engaging devices on uneven ground has an interconnection mechanism, and three or four lever parts connected to the interconnection mechanism by respective pivots each with a pivot axis. The first and third pivot axes are at an angle of up to thirty degrees from parallel to each other and within thirty degrees of perpendicular to the second pivot axis. The first lever part includes a first engaging region engaging with the second engaging region of the second lever part. The third lever part includes a second engaging region engaging with the first engaging region of the second lever part. Rotation of the first lever part drives rotation of the second lever part which drives rotation of the third lever part opposite to the first lever part, allowing warp displacement of the four ground engaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: No Rock Cafe Tables Pty Ltd
    Inventors: John Gerard Catoni, Toby William Heyring, Christopher Brian Heyring, Jonathan Ramsey Beames, Richard Monk
  • Patent number: 8584406
    Abstract: A mounting support for a photovoltaic module is described. The mounting support includes a pedestal having a surface adaptable to receive a flat side of a photovoltaic module laminate. A hole is disposed in the pedestal, the hole adaptable to receive a bolt or a pin used to couple the pedestal to the flat side of the photovoltaic module laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Wexler, Jonathan Botkin, Matthew Culligan, Adam Detrick
  • Patent number: 8573138
    Abstract: A portable table includes a pedestal arranged to be penetrated into the ground and a tray member arranged to be selectively supported on a top end of the pedestal so as to remain readily separable for transport or storage. A beverage holder arranged to be slidably supported on an upper portion of the pedestal. The pedestal has an offset portion arranged to prevent downwardly sliding of the beverage holder below the upper portion of the pedestal. The tray member includes an upper supporting surface and stiffening ribs therebelow having a matching profile for nested stacking of a plurality of tray members separated from their respective pedestals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: David A. Unger
  • Patent number: 8550014
    Abstract: A system for setting a table that displays a plurality of items on different elevated levels using invertible stacking members, the stacking members having two forms, plate and pedestal, that form a plurality of different configurations. A pedestal base member engages a plate member in a pedestal plate configuration and inverts into a vase configuration. The pedestal base member converts into a candle holder and selectively engages the plate member, the plate member selectively displaying a decorative item surrounding the base member, the combination forming a centerpiece. The pedestal base member engages the plate member, forming a stackable pair, stacking with other pairs, another base member or another plate member. The pedestal base members selectively stack with each other. The plate members each have an interlocking rim that locks with the plate above and the plate below, forming a compact stack on a buffet table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Gwen Mariani
  • Patent number: 8490931
    Abstract: A display apparatus including: a body having a display panel, and a chassis placed on a back of the display panel; and a stand having a plurality of support members that support the body by coupling to the body. At least one of the plurality of support members is different in strength from the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Takao, Takayoshi Tomioka
  • Patent number: 8459191
    Abstract: A laptop computer desk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Paul Adams
  • Patent number: 8365739
    Abstract: A patient support device for use in patients undergoing spinal or epidural procedures while seated on a standard labor and delivery, operating room or other table or bed is described. An exemplary embodiment of the device includes an upper body support tray and a foot support tray which are independently adjustable along the length of an extendable pole assembly. The pole also connects to a base which provides a stable support and slides under the bulky support bases which are a part of modern hospital beds used in labor and delivery and operating rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Kevin Jones
  • Patent number: 8316602
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a portable table having numerous favorable characteristics. The table comprises a tabletop, a column connection, and a column. The tabletop includes a core, a thickness, a perimeter section, and a bottom surface. The column connection is positioned within the thickness of the core and within the tabletop, and includes a flange and a cylindrical sleeve having a first fastener. The column includes an insertion end that includes a second fastener shaped to removably engage the first fastener and secure the column to the column connection. The insertion end is shaped to removably fit within the cylindrical sleeve of the column connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: PS Furniture, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger A. Clark, George Gula
  • Publication number: 20120227636
    Abstract: One aspect provides a stand for use with a tripod. The stand, in one embodiment, includes a first surface, and a second surface coupleable to the first surface at an angle (?) of greater than ninety degrees. The second surface, in this embodiment, includes an opening therein configured to accept a neck of a tripod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Kyle Meadows, Kevin Kuykendall, Greg H. Parker, Allen Donald Gollott, JR., Philip E. Smid
  • Publication number: 20120160138
    Abstract: A pedestal which comprises a horizontal component and one or more vertical components which fit into open channels or fit over straight projections in the upper surface of the horizontal component. The pedestals are particularly useful in the catering and hospitality industry for supporting food and beverage containers, tableware, flower vases and sculptures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Petra Reed, James P. Reed
  • Publication number: 20120152156
    Abstract: This invention relates to a table (10) that includes a table top (11) having an upper support surface that in use lies in a substantially horizontal plane. The table top (11) is supported by an upstanding post (14) which includes a lower end portion that is spaced from said table top and is supported in a generally upstanding attitude by a plurality of supports (17) that extend outwardly from said lower end portion, each of said supports including a distal end portion that in use is adapted to engage a foundation. One of said supports (17a) is adjustable and wherein movement of the adjustable support is controlled by control means (39) housed within the post (14) adjacent the table top (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Trevor Watson