Independent Legs Support Surface Patents (Class 108/156)
  • Patent number: 10743653
    Abstract: A table featuring a horizontal surface, and at least two supporting trusses designed to be quickly attached and fastened to a horizontal surface, is disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Millwork Expressions, Inc.
    Inventors: Abboud Gabriel Kourieh, Jacob Johnson
  • Patent number: 10688377
    Abstract: There is provided a system for mounting accessories on skateboards including a mounting baseplate having at least two mounting holes, a receiving port formed by a first support and a second support, wherein the second support includes a retention element, the supports extending from the second side of the mounting baseplate, the receiving port angled at a mounting angle, a securing element extending through the first support and the second support and engaging the retention element, and an accessory housing including an accessory body housing an accessory, and a mounting element extending from the accessory body, the accessory housing connected to the mounting baseplate by the mounting element engaged with the receiving port and secured in place by the securing element, and wherein the receiving port is oriented at the mounting angle to allow engagement of the accessory housing without interference from a truck mounting hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Tedy Fugel
  • Patent number: 10612577
    Abstract: A bracket has one main collar and two subsidiary collars. Each collar may be a deformed plate. The second end of each plate is disposed adjacent to and discrete from the first end of each plate. Each of the two subsidiary collars has an edge which is adjacent to the main collar. A portion of each subsidiary collar edge is secured to the main collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Brad Reed Nelson
  • Patent number: 10477962
    Abstract: A table disclosed herein features a horizontal surface, and at least two a supporting trusses designed to be quickly attached and fastened to a horizontal surface, is disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Millwork Expressions, Inc.
    Inventors: Abboud Gabriel Kourieh, Jacob Johnson
  • Patent number: 10440968
    Abstract: A barbecue grill smoker assembly includes a firebox base and fuel grate handles and food grate handles connected to components internal to a cooking chamber of the grill smoker that extend outwardly beyond the cooking chamber. The grill smoker assembly includes a fuel grate assembly in the form of a basket that, when combined with a food grate assembly, contains solid fuel within an area defined by a compartment. Fuel can be managed by manipulating the food grate assembly and the fuel grate assembly. The fuel grate assembly may include an aperture to facilitate transfer of residual solid fuel to a charcoal starting device. The lid features a lid support to support the lid when inverted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen Bowyer
  • Patent number: 10376047
    Abstract: A furniture frame system comprises a first sheet metal beam comprising a first connector interface and a second sheet metal beam comprising a second connector. One of said first and second connector interfaces is a male connector interface, and the other of said first and second connector interfaces is a female connector interface. The female connector interface comprising a slider engagement edge. The male connector comprises a slot slider face configured to engage with and guide, or be guided by, the slider engagement edge. At least one of said slider engagement edge and said slot slider face defines a connector guide line for guiding the second connector along the abutment plane, which guide line is inclined relative to an axial end edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: IKEA Supply AG
    Inventor: Tony Ebbesson
  • Patent number: 10315671
    Abstract: A restricting member is configured to restrict abnormal rising of a carbody when an air spring expands by a predetermined amount or more. The restricting member includes: a base portion; a contact portion provided at the base portion and configured to be brought into contact with a lower surface of a bogie frame when the air spring expands by the predetermined amount or more; and a temporary fastening portion formed at the base portion. The temporary fastening portion is configured to be attachable to and detachable from a temporary fastened portion formed at a side surface of a center pin extending downward from a carbody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Sakahira, Kazuo Isomura, Takanori Tojo, Satoshi Ikeda, Tomohide Maeba, Naoki Hikosaka, Tomohiro Narita
  • Patent number: 10302115
    Abstract: A spring clip upright connection for rack shelving includes one upright with tabs and square cutouts and another upright with slots with metal spring clips. As the tabs of one upright are inserted into the slots of the other upright, the uprights are aligned and the spring metal clips open up. When the tabs are fully inserted, the clips latch into the cutouts of the slots of the other upright thereby engaging the upright sections together. This latching prevents one upright from being removed from the other upright while the slots and tabs maintain the appropriate alignment of the uprights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian S. Bickers, Matthew E. Pennington, Zachary J. Saylor, Christina Schuette
  • Patent number: 10258157
    Abstract: A functional rail system is mounted to the top of a modular office panel and supports a worksurface on the rail with the worksurface locked in position along the rail. The rail includes a channel in the upper surface for receiving an accessory, and a side accessory slot for mounting the worksurface. The worksurface may be mounted via an upper bracket and a lower bracket interfitted with each other and the side accessory slot to frictionally lock the brackets in place along the longitudinal length of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Clare Wayner, Kristen R. Glick, Mark A. Powell
  • Patent number: 10094407
    Abstract: A modular frame for seats or furnishing elements provided with a supporting surface includes a plurality of section bars that are adapted to be rigidly constrained to one another so as to define the frame of the supporting surface. The cross section of the section bars is at least partially hollow and substantially triangular and is provided with an opening configured to allow a conveniently shaped terminal part of fixing elements to be longitudinally inserted in the section bar in order to join at least two section bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Romano Marcato
  • Patent number: 10016058
    Abstract: A foot for molded plastic furniture has a pad portion made of a first plastic or thermoplastic rubber and an anchor portion made of a second harder plastic or metal. The anchor has a base with a substantially flat surface that is bonded to a substantially flat top surface of the pad. Preferably the anchor portion and pad portion are co-extruded. A projection having at least one rib extends from the base of the anchor and is inserted into a cavity in a furniture leg creating a reliable mechanical fit which resists removal of the foot from the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Adams Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: William E. Adams, William E. Adams, IV
  • Patent number: 9995328
    Abstract: A kit includes a furniture module bracket and a furniture leg. The furniture module bracket has a flange defining a furniture leg attachment opening. Protrusions are attached to the flange to define a keyway between adjoining protrusions. One of the protrusions defines a protrusion aperture. The furniture leg comprises a furniture leg bracket attached to a support member. The furniture leg bracket defines keys which can pass through the keyways. At least one of the keys defines a key aperture. The furniture leg can be attached to the furniture module by (i) inserting the furniture leg bracket into the furniture leg attachment opening, (ii) rotating the support member until the keys are no longer aligned with the keyways and (iii) securing the furniture module bracket to the furniture leg bracket with a fastener disposed within an aligned key aperture and a protrusion aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: VIRCO MFG. CORPORATION
    Inventor: John W. Gregory
  • Patent number: 9914593
    Abstract: A transportation system with a roll of material having an unsecured material portion is disclosed. The transportation system includes a first roller and a second roller spaced apart from the first roller. The spacing between the first roller and the second roller define a cradle. The cradle is operable to receive the roll of material, the roll of material having the unsecured material portion. At least one of the first roller and the second roller is rotatable about its axis to facilitate a securing of the unsecured material portion of the roll of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Berry Global Films, LLC
    Inventors: Joe Piccini, Nicholas F. Forte
  • Patent number: 9814308
    Abstract: A leg assembly includes four legs, each of the legs configured to couple to an outer edge of a generally planar member to form an assembly that has a surface supported by the four legs. The leg assembly also includes an adjustable strap coupled to and extending between two of the four legs to form a bracing structure to provide enhanced structural rigidity for the assembly for attachment to a planar element includes four legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FLOYD DESIGN LLC
    Inventor: Kyle Hoff
  • Patent number: 9801463
    Abstract: The present application relates to snap-together or press-together furniture. In a preferred embodiment, a table is provided that can be packaged and transported in a compact disassembled state, then easily assembled by the user without need for tools or hardware. Further, the table may be subsequently disassembled and re-assembled by the user as desired without need for tools or hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Carl Brock Brandenberg
  • Patent number: 9763514
    Abstract: A knock-down furniture component utilizes one or more tensioning mechanisms to draw interlocking framing members, including transversely-oriented interlocking framing members, together between opposed anchor points using directed linear tension between the anchor points and applied by a tensioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Blair
  • Patent number: 9743782
    Abstract: A corrugated shelf extender having an upper section and a lower section is provided. The lower section is configured to be received by an inner area of a vertical support post. The upper section is configured to extend above the vertical support post so as to provide support for signage or the like. The lower section includes a channel that is configured so as to enable a section of the vertical support post that receives the lower section of the shelf extender to be simultaneously utilized by the shelf extender and one or more mounting lug. The corrugated shelf extender is manufactured from a flat piece of continuous corrugated material by folding the corrugated material so as to fabricate an inner portion and an outer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Vanguard Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry Ryan Frost
  • Patent number: 9587767
    Abstract: A fitting for hanging a piece of channel framing includes a coupling component having opposite longitudinal ends, a length extending between the opposite longitudinal ends, a coupling longitudinal portion configured to be secured in the external fitting groove of the channel framing body, and an exposed longitudinal portion configured to extend outward from one of the open groove ends of an external fitting groove for connection to a rod to hang the piece of channel framing from an elevated structure when the coupling longitudinal portion of the coupling component is received in the external fitting groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technology Company
    Inventors: Zhihui Zhang, William E. McCarthy, James A. Knutson
  • Patent number: 9526328
    Abstract: A folding furniture piece has a planar member with first and second parts with outer perimeters and adjacent straight sides hinged to each other. A plurality of support beams extend on inner surfaces of the parts and at least along the outer perimeters and inner straight sides of each part. Each side beam has at least one locking bore and the locking bores are coaxial when the planar member is in the use condition to receive a locking pin to lock the use condition in place. A plurality of legs are movably connected to the planar member for supporting the planar member above a floor in the use condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Khosro David Illulian
  • Patent number: 9474374
    Abstract: A shelf assembly includes a shelf main body. The shelf assembly further includes a plurality of corner connectors releasably coupled to the shelf main body. Each of the corner connectors is configured to receive at least one post. Each of the corner connectors also has an insert for coupling the corner connectors to the shelf main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: CREATIVE PLASTICS CONCEPTS, LLC
    Inventor: Nickolas Reinhart
  • Patent number: 9282819
    Abstract: A table configured to aid in the training of animals. The table can include legs that can be in multiple positions, one of which allows the legs to be stored. Multiple of such tables and/or table tops can be stacked atop each other to alter the height of the table top and still be laterally stable between the tables and/or table tops. The tables can also include projections and recesses that enable lateral interlocking of the tables to form a larger table top surface. Each table can be designed to be lightweight, portable, rigid, and stable for use as an animal training aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Blue-9, LLC
    Inventor: David R. Blake
  • Patent number: 9175921
    Abstract: A shooting bench is configured to be portable and stable. The shooting bench includes a tabletop mechanically coupled to three leg assembly sockets wherein each assembly socket contains an angled cavity that is angled at 10 to 30 degrees from perpendicular to the tabletop. A catch assembly, a cradle assembly and a handle are mechanically coupled to the tabletop. In a first mode of operation a leg assembly is inserted into each leg assembly socket wherein each angled cavity causes the shooting bench to be stable. In a second mode of operation, each leg assembly is inserted into the catch assembly and the cradle assembly in order store the leg assemblies making the shooting bench portable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Russell Scott Hughes
  • Publication number: 20150083028
    Abstract: Systems and methods of assembly and manufacture of a modular laboratory furniture system having a selectively attachable upper framework assembly and easily adaptable configurations with integrated service distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ron Bedard, Pierre Poirier
  • Patent number: 8876071
    Abstract: A support assembly for an item of furniture with an elongated support structure having a first pair of feet connected to a lower end thereof; a passage defining unit defining a guide passage connected to the support structure and extending lengthwise; a support member displaceable with respect to the support structure having a second pair of feet at its lower end thereof; the displaceable support member provided with a guided pin complementary to and longitudinally slidably engaged in the guide passage, characterized thereby that the passage defining unit has a hollow adjustable guide member whereby the dimension of the passage is adjustable in accordance with the dimension of the pin; and the passage defining unit is fastenable to the support structure once it has been adjusted, such that the passage defining unit may first be adjusted to conform with the guide pin and then be fastened to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hedera AB
    Inventor: Rory Brooke
  • Publication number: 20140318424
    Abstract: An interconnectable furniture having a planar surface. The planar surface includes at least one convex side that is convex with respect to points within the planar surface, and at least one concave side that is concave with respect to points within the planar surface. Additionally, a plurality of attachment points attached to a bottom of the planar surface and located substantially near rounded corners of the planar surface, and configured for attaching a corresponding plurality of legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Abbas NASSERI, Kristen DIXON
  • 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: 20140007799
    Abstract: An interconnectable furniture having a planar surface. The planar surface includes at least two pairs of curved sides, each of the pairs includes a convex side, convex with respect to points within the planar surface, and a concave side, concave with respect to points within the planar surface. The pairs of curved sides are defined by arc lengths having a same radius R, and wherein the respective sides of the planar surface meet to form rounded corners of the planar surface. Additionally, a plurality of attachment points attached to a bottom of the planar surface and located substantially near rounded corners of the planar surface formed by the at least two pairs of curved sides, and configured for attaching a corresponding plurality of legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Abbas NASSERI, Kristen DIXON
  • Patent number: 8596593
    Abstract: A worksurface leg mount is provided for interconnecting a support leg to a worksurface. The worksurface leg mount system includes an anchor plate attached to a lower surface of the worksurface, and a mounting plate attached to and optionally recessed in an upper end of the support leg. A fastener extends between and connects the anchor and mounting plates, which are spaced from each other. Loads that enter the mounting plate in discrete directions are transmitted through the fastener and into the anchor plate, where the loads are spread across the interfaces between the anchor plate and worksurface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Krueger International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Saffell, David Ritch
  • Patent number: 8550015
    Abstract: A modular office system for work stations includes at least one generally planar horizontal work top having a work surface and an opposed under surface. A plurality of legs are attached to the work top by a plurality of leg attachment structures. Each leg attachment structure has a first side which is attached to the under surface of the horizontal work top and a second side which is attached to one of the plurality of legs. A horizontal connection member interconnects the leg attachment structure of one work top to a leg attachment structure of another work top. A vertical connection member is attachable to the leg attachment structure and includes a vertically extending portion for securing a panel thereto. The vertical connection member has a slot for passage of the horizontal connection member therethrough to permit attachment of one work top to another work top with the vertical attachment member attached to the leg attachment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daco
    Inventor: David Wright
  • Publication number: 20130074744
    Abstract: A modular office system for work stations includes at least one generally planar horizontal work top having a work surface and an opposed under surface. A plurality of legs are attached to the work top by a plurality of leg attachment structures. Each leg attachment structure has a first side which is attached to the under surface of the horizontal work top and a second side which is attached to one of the plurality of legs. A horizontal connection member interconnects the leg attachment structure of one work top to a leg attachment structure of another work top. A vertical connection member is attachable to the leg attachment structure and includes a vertically extending portion for securing a panel thereto. The vertical connection member has a slot for passage of the horizontal connection member therethrough to permit attachment of one work top to another work top with the vertical attachment member attached to the leg attachment structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: DACO d/b/a Dauphin North Americia
    Inventor: David Wright
  • Publication number: 20120312202
    Abstract: A support structure of the present disclosure provides a stable and expansible material storage system or work platform. The support platform includes a plurality of apertures, typically sized and configured to receive standard grade lumber sizes. The support platform may be used singly for storing materials or for working on the materials or two or more additional support structures can be combined to support multiple work pieces in a tiered and/or side-by-side arrangement, or to create a stable workstation. The material support capability of support structure is also expansible both horizontally and vertically, and for ease of storage, multiple support structures are nestable or may be individually collapsible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Barry N. Burnett
  • Patent number: 8245649
    Abstract: The specialized table apparatus provides for a child to be positioned in the center of the table top, with various toys and devices placed around them on the table top. The removably fitted table top corrals toys and other devices within the side rails that extend above the table top, thereby helping to prevent a child from inadvertently knocking devices off of the apparatus. The L-shaped legs provide for greater stability and for greater support of the table top and the house that is selectively fitted atop the table top. Various surfaces of the apparatus are provided in both erasable surfaces and magnetic surfaces. A storage area is provided adjacent to one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy S. Ratliff, Vicky Ratliff
  • Patent number: 8215246
    Abstract: A portable staging system adjustable for quick assembly and disassembly and inherent sturdiness. The portable staging system includes a bracket assembly for detachably coupling a support member to the platform of the portable stage. The bracket assembly includes a bracket sleeve adapted to receive the support member, a brace member shiftable within the bracket sleeve between a support member engaging position and a support member clearing position, and an actuator assembly for simultaneously shift first and second drivers of the brace member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Wenger Corporation
    Inventors: Grant S. Quam, Martin E. Thiede
  • Publication number: 20120085271
    Abstract: A stowable table includes a body, a plurality of supporting rods, and a board. The body includes a top end, a bottom end, and a plurality of connecting assemblies formed in a peripheral edge of the bottom end. Each of the plurality of supporting rods includes a first end and a second end. The board includes a plurality of linking ends formed on a peripheral edge of the board. When the stowable table is in an operative state, the first ends connect with the connecting assemblies. The linking ends are engaged with the supporting rods. The board is mounted between the supporting rods. Each second end of the supporting rods is erect on the ground. When the stowable table is in a stored state, the board is mounted in the bottom end of the body. The supporting rods are received between the body and the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Arlo Lin, Jan-Nan Chen, Tammy Yen
  • Patent number: 8146517
    Abstract: A platform element that is connectable to a secondary structure using a clip that is adapted to be installed in a storage position or a use position with respect to the platform element. The platform element includes a substantially planar panel and at least one upstanding wall that extends generally downward from the panel and is adapted to space the panel from an external support surface. The clip is adapted to connect the upstanding wall to the secondary structure when the clip is in the use position. A receptacle is formed on an underside of the panel. The receptacle is adapted to engage the clip to maintain the clip in a fixed position with respect to the panel when the clip is in the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Structural Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Masser, Matt Janowak
  • Patent number: 8136460
    Abstract: A portable support system having a portable support having a first end and a second end. The first end includes a tapered portion, and the second end includes a footing structure. The system also includes a receiving member having a support cone configured to receive the tapered portion. The support cone has a tapered inner surface and a tapered outer surface. The inner surface and outer surface are engagable with mating tapered surfaces. The receiving member is capable of attachment to one or both of a frame and a panel for use as a platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: TAIT Towers, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tait, Adam Davis, James Fairorth
  • Patent number: 8136461
    Abstract: A table includes legs, each of which includes a tube and a long screw rod passing through the tube. The tube has a limit step at a first end. The long screw rod has a protruding step at the first end and a screw at a second end. The table also has a tabletop with screw holes. Each screw hole is for receiving the screw of the long screw rod. The screw is lock-connected with the screw hole when the legs are perpendicularly joined to the tabletop at the second end. The protruding step of the long screw rod engages the limit step of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: New-Tec Integration (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Luhao Leng
  • Patent number: 8074584
    Abstract: A stand suitable for elevated support of water heaters and similar objects is disclosed. The stand includes a planar, rectangular tabletop formed and stamped from sheet-like material, and being further formed with downwardly bent marginal side flanges. The tabletop is supported by two pairs of oppositely disposed leg members, which are also stamped from sheet-like material. Each leg member is formed with a longitudinally extending flat central portion and oppositely positioned coextensive angularly bent flange portions. The surface of each leg flange mates with an adjacent facing surface of a respective surface of a respective one of the downwardly depending tabletop flanges. The stand further includes a cruciform arrangement of overlapping crossbars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: C&S Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: John D. Collins
  • Publication number: 20110179979
    Abstract: The device of the present invention includes one or more blanks in the form of flattened tubes, erected into tubular components and assembled together to simulate the shape of furniture pieces and which may be draped with a fitted cover to mock the desired furniture piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: NEXTSTAGE FURNITURE, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Nielsen, Karen Nielsen, Jeff Waltrip
  • Patent number: 7975627
    Abstract: A table including a tabletop and numbers of legs. A number of connecting positions for connecting with the legs are arranged in a bottom surface of the tabletop. The legs are connected with the connecting positions and extend transversely from the tabletop. The connecting positions and the upper ends of the legs are connected together by screw threads. Each of the legs include a recessed tool receptacle for receiving a tool to rotate the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: New-Tec Integration (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Luhao Leng
  • Publication number: 20100269738
    Abstract: The novel stand described and claimed herein has been found to be suitable for elevated support of water heaters and similar objects. A preferred embodiment of the stand may comprise a planar, rectangular tabletop formed and stamped from sheet-like material, and is being further formed with downwardly bent marginal side flanges. The tabletop is preferably supported by two pairs of oppositely disposed leg members, which are also stamped from sheet-like material. Each leg member is formed with a longitudinally extending flat central portion and oppositely positioned coextensive angularly bent flange portions. The surface of each leg flange mates with an adjacent facing surface of a respective surface of a respective one of the downwardly depending tabletop flanges. The stand further includes a cruciform arrangement of overlapping crossbars, of which opposite end thereof include means for detachable securement to an oppositely disposed one of said pair of leg members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: John D. Collins
  • Publication number: 20100171398
    Abstract: A desk comprising: a writing board, the writing board defining a top surface and a substantially opposed bottom surface; at least three sleeves, each of the at least three sleeves extending substantially away from the bottom surface, each of the at least three sleeves defining a respective free end substantially opposed to the bottom surface; at least three legs, each of the at least three legs being removably insertable into and securable to a respective one of the at least three sleeves; a first one of the at least three sleeves defining a ridge extending substantially longitudinally therefrom at the free end of the first one of the at least three sleeves and a second one of the at least three sleeves defining a recess extending substantially longitudinally thereinto at the free end of the second one of the at least three sleeves, the recess being configured and sized for substantially snugly receiving the ridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Gilles Berthiaume, Pierre Berthiaume
  • Patent number: 7703401
    Abstract: A portable support structure including a platform member having a primary platform connector and a secondary platform connector. The primary platform connector is configured to receive a primary support connector. The secondary platform connector is configured to receive a secondary support connector. The support structure also includes a primary support member including the primary support connector and a hook member. In addition, the support structure includes a secondary support member having a first end and a second end. The first end is detachably engaged with the secondary platform connector and the second end is in locking engagement with the hook member. The primary support connector includes structures that engage the primary platform connector and rotationally position the primary support member. The hook member includes a hook portion that engages and prevents the secondary support member disengaging upon a rotation of the secondary support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Tait Towers
    Inventors: Adam Davis, James Fairorth, Michael Tait
  • Patent number: 7694924
    Abstract: A support assembly for a work surface is disclosed. The support assembly may be secured to at least one gable. The support assembly includes an elongate horizontal support having a predetermined cross-sectional shape a saddle support which supports the work surface. The saddle support has a recess with a shape which corresponds to the predetermined cross sectional shape of the horizontal support. The recess receives the horizontal support therein to securely rest the saddle support on a top portion of the horizontal support. A U-shaped fastener secures an upper member of the horizontal support to an upper portion of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: TK Canada Limited
    Inventor: Carl Gustav Magnusson
  • Patent number: 7640871
    Abstract: The system used to form slabs on large surfaces includes a grid structure comprised of vertical braces, support bolsters, primary beams and cross beams, all of which rest on the bolsters, with the cross beams closing the grid and providing a stiffness to the structure that allows assembly of the entire grid structure and the later positioning of the formwork panels. The bolsters provide support so that the beams can descend to a stripping position allowing to recover, before the concrete sets, both the beams and the panels. The longitudinal beams are provided with supports for the panels, constructed such that they allow the panels to hang vertically during the stripping operation. The cross beams end at a profile made of rubber or the like providing a means for sealing the grid, as well as for absorbing any possible clearances originated during the assembly of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Ulma Cye., S. Coop.
    Inventor: Alberto Arozena Bergaretxe
  • Patent number: 7610865
    Abstract: A piece of furniture, for example, a table, having a frame, supported on legs and carrying a table top, embodied with two parallel separate longitudinal profiles and at least two connected transverse struts and which has hollow recesses, accessible from an underside thereof, for the upper end sections of the legs. A simple and stable leg fixing is thus achieved, whereby coil-section shaped contact elements are arranged on circumferential inner surfaces in the recesses, and contact elements, cooperating with the above for a play-free fixing of the legs, are arranged on the external surface of the end sections, or conversely the spiral section shaped contact elements are embodied on the end sections and the contact elements are embodied in the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Korb
  • Patent number: 7597054
    Abstract: A desk that has a working platform which has a set of legs that are mounted on the bottom surface of the working platform. The legs are pivotable from a retracted position in juxtaposition with the working platform to an outwardly extended position located transverse to the working platform. Attached to each leg is a brace and this brace is swingable to engage the outer free end of the brace with an attaching plate that is fixed relative to the bottom surface of the working platform. There is a separate attaching plate for each leg. With the brace clamped to the attaching plate, each leg will be securely positioned in the extended position permitting the working platform to rest in a spaced relationship relative to a supporting surface permitting a chair to be used in conjunction with the desk with a human user to be located in the chair and the user to then perform tasks on the desk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: James E. Grove
  • Patent number: 7574966
    Abstract: A portable voting booth for a user to erect at a voting place when needed and disassemble thereafter for transportation and storage includes a base portion and a plurality of legs for assemble onto the base portion. The base portion defines a plurality of leg-receiving bores for receiving hollow tubular end portions of the plurality of legs. The base portion also includes leg-gripping components within the bores for gripping the tubular end portions in order to restrain the legs from falling out of the leg-receiving bores under influence of gravity. The leg-gripping components of one embodiment include four resiliently deformable, axially extending fingers within each of four leg-receiving bores, the fingers resiliently deforming so that they fit axially into the tubular end portions to bear radially outward against the inwardly facing inner walls of the tubular end portions for leg-restraining purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventors: Richard J. Stephens, Horst B. Krippner
  • Patent number: 7571888
    Abstract: A slab formwork comprising vertical props, fixed bolsters mounted on the upper end of the props and shuttering panels supported on the bolsters. In correspondence with the four corners of a planar, horizontal and upper surface of the bolsters, some diagonal protuberances project outward with their upper surface inclined downward toward the interior and with two slopes defining individual inclined planes convergent in a common and longitudinal edge, the upper surface defining the support for the corresponding shuttering panels, the latter having on their corners some reinforcements. There are also defined complementary inclined surfaces to the two slopes of the upper surfaces of the protuberances, those reinforcements being supplemented with lateral flanges by means of which it is possible to hang the shuttering panels, both for carrying out their erection and for their dismantling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Ulma Cye., S. Coop.
    Inventor: Alberto Arozena Bergaretxe
  • Publication number: 20090183657
    Abstract: The invention presents a table system which has an axially oriented plug fastening means (3, 4) between table leg (2) and tabletop (1) and an automatic retaining device (5, 6, 7) which retains the table leg (2) after it is inserted into the tabletop (1). According to the invention, advantages such as a high degree of variability and particular convenience in terns of assembly are achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: VEL VEGA LDA.
    Inventor: Matthias Fischer