Miscellaneous Patents (Class 108/161)
  • Patent number: 11083296
    Abstract: A laundry appliance includes a cabinet including a top edge. A structural panel is attached to the top edge of the cabinet. An adapter panel is attached to the structural panel. The adapter panel extends over at least a portion of an upper surface of the structural panel. A decorative panel is removably coupled to the adapter panel. The decorative panel is disposed over a top surface of the adapter panel. The decorative panel is free of attachment with the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher A. Jones
  • Patent number: 11026506
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing a collaborative desk are provided. The collaborative desk may include a top surface bound by six edges, edges A-F. Each edge may define a reference line. Edge A may define a first reference line. Edge B may define a second reference line that may be substantially perpendicular to the first reference line. Edge C may define a third reference line that may be substantially perpendicular to the first reference line. Edge D may define a fourth reference line that may form an obtuse interior angle with the second reference line. Edge E may define a fifth reference line that may form a reflex interior angle with the third reference line. Edge F may define a sixth reference line that may form an obtuse interior angle with the fifth reference line and an interior angle substantially perpendicular with the fourth reference line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Academia Furniture Industries
    Inventors: Thomas Murray, Christopher Murray
  • Patent number: 10575642
    Abstract: The intensive use shelf is constructed to attach to a wall and prevent ligature attachments. The intensive use shelf is formed of a one piece hollow body having sloped horizontal surfaces and without ligature tie off points such as holes in the one piece body. The body comprises a pair of sloped side walls, a sloped top and a pocket for retaining a hangar hook. Each of the pair of sloped sidewalls have a higher point on the wall and the lower point spaced from the wall. The sloped top is on the sloped sidewalls to provide a sloped top and hold the sidewalls spaced apart. The hangar support comprises an indentation in the body to hold a hangar hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Norix Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Karl, Scott Karl, Kurt Staskon
  • Patent number: 10517392
    Abstract: A multi-tiered work arrangement includes stacked horizontal planar surfaces that have footprints that enable stacking of the planar surfaces to provide work surfaces that are easily accessible to a user in both a sitting and a standing position. A first work surface can have a wide end and a narrow end, and a second work surface can have corresponding narrow and wide ends. The wide end of the first planar surface is substantially equivalent in length to the narrow end of the second planar surface such that the work surfaces can be stacked in use, providing two unobstructed work surfaces at different heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: James Edward Abraham, Justin Gillespie, Joseph Iacovoni, Kevin Gillhespy, Mark McKenna, Yuka Hiyoshi
  • Patent number: 10271653
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an intensive use furniture component having a sealing connection on a mounting surface for sealingly attaching to a floor or wall to prevent liquid from seeping under or behind the furniture component. The furniture component is formed by an outer shell having a side wall extending generally perpendicular to the mounting surface. A mounting flange is disposed adjacent the sidewall. A bolt hole is formed in the mounting flange. The sealing connection comprises a caulk channel formed as a channel in the mounting surface for receiving a bead of caulk to fill the seam between the mounting surface and the wall or floor to prevent fluid from seeping past the caulk channel to a space adjacent the interior mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Karl, Scott Karl, Kurt Staskon
  • Patent number: 10040257
    Abstract: The invention relates to a molding device (1) for receiving fibers onto which a resin is injected, including a base (3), side plates (5) confining the base (3), and a cover (7) capable of engaging with a free end (9) of the side plates (5) in order to define an inner space (11) for receiving the fibers and the resin, wherein said device (1) comprises, in the inner space (11), a skin (21) that is configured to be complementary to the inner surface of the cover (7) and to at least a portion of the inner surface of the side plates (5). The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing a resin part using such a device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SOCIETE LORRAINE DE CONSTRUCTION AERONAUTIQUE
    Inventor: Olivier Patrigeon
  • Patent number: 9943170
    Abstract: Products manufactured from a structural laminate generally include a first elongate portion and a second elongate portion fixedly coupled together such that the layers of the structural laminate are visible on at least one surface of the products. The second elongate portion is divided to produce a cut at an intermediate position such that at least one layer of the structural laminate is removed by the cut and an intermediate layer is exposed such that it is visible on an edge of the products. Additionally, a substrate is fixedly coupled to the elongate portions in an orthogonal orientation to layers in the structural laminate of the elongate portions. In some products, portions of the structural laminate are removed to produce voids in the surface, exposing intermediate features of the structural laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Philip Joseph von Raabe, IV, Noah Sterling Roney
  • Patent number: 9661933
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a rotary molded bed having a sleeping surface surrounded by a raised edge, storage compartments molded into the side of the bed and a means for attaching a base of the bed to a floor. The rotationally molded bottom may comprise a flat surface or a honeycombed configuration. The hollow bed body may be filled with structural foam to provide support. The base is attached to a floor surface preferably having fastener openings in the base adapted to hold fasteners recessed in the base, the fasteners extending through a floor mount surface in the base. The fastener openings may have covers adapted to close the fastener openings to prevent tampering with the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Richard B. Karl, Scott Karl, Kurt Staskon
  • Patent number: 9308438
    Abstract: To provide a jigsaw puzzle that is manufactured easily and conveniently in a short time and allows reduction in production costs, and a method of manufacturing the same. A jigsaw puzzle obtained by stamping out a laminated sheet of a plurality of synthetic resin sheets with a stamping blade to be divided into a plurality of small pieces, wherein the laminated sheet is formed of: a soft sheet of a soft synthetic resin having a sheet shape formed by extrusion molding; and a hard sheet of a synthetic resin that is harder than the soft sheet and is bonded to the soft sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: GATEWAY ARCH INC.
    Inventor: Katsuhisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9215926
    Abstract: A storage rack includes front and rear deck beams and C-shaped tie supports extending between the deck beams. Each tie support has a side wall, a top flange and a bottom flange. The top flange and bottom flange have front and rear ends and tabs extending downwardly therefrom. The top flange has a reinforcing rib. When assembled with the deck beams the front and rear ends of the top flange are seated on a support ledge of the deck beams with the tabs received into respective slots. Similarly, the front and rear ends of the bottom flange are seated on a lower leg of the front and rear deck beams with the tabs received into respective slots. The tie supports cooperate with the deck beams to limit the sagging of the decks, while also preventing outward twisting of the deck beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: LF CENTENNIAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Ryan Thomas Offerman
  • Patent number: 9215931
    Abstract: A storage rack includes front and rear deck beams and C-shaped tie supports extending between the deck beams. Each tie support has a side wall, a top flange and a bottom flange. The top flange has front and rear ends and tabs extending downwardly therefrom. The bottom flange has front and rear ends and tabs extending downwardly therefrom. When assembled with the deck beams the front and rear ends of the top flange are seated on a support ledge of the deck beams with the tabs received into respective slots. Similarly, the front and rear ends of the bottom flange are seated on a lower leg of the front and rear deck beams with the tabs received into the respective slots. The tie supports cooperate with the deck beams to limit the sagging of the decks, while also preventing outward twisting of the deck beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: LT CENTENNIAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Ryan Thomas Offerman
  • Publication number: 20150122158
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tray device in a sports action pose. The device includes a body, a tray, and a base. The body includes a front, a back, and a head. The device's sports action pose contributes to a more stable tray than conventional trays, which is beneficial when multiple objects are unevenly placed on the tray or when the tray is bumped. In additional to a food/beverage tray, the device may also include a cup holder, which is especially useful for tailgating parties. The tray can be disassembled or folded which makes it easier to transport and store the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Basement Dad Sports
    Inventors: Kenneth L. St. Cyr, Catherine D. St. Cyr, Peter Michaelian, Lucas Saule
  • Publication number: 20150096472
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to console furniture and related features. A support structure is provided for supporting a work surface, the support structure comprising a frame defining an interior space, a frame brace receivable into the interior space of the frame, a support for supporting the work surface, and at least one fastening mechanism for extending between the frame brace and the support to clamp the frame therebetween, thereby securing the support about the frame. A console with a height adjustable work surface is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: EVANS CONSOLES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matko Papic, Richard Game, Carlos Renderos, Nathan Edward Stone
  • Patent number: 8985034
    Abstract: An extrudable fused solid comprising a matrix which comprises starch and a plasticizer, and which has continuous fiber under tension disposed within the matrix. Further a process for producing the fused solid, and a pallet which is at least partially composed of the fused solid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Biofiba Innovations Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Laurence Walter Dummett
  • Publication number: 20150027350
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides new outdoor kitchen unit assemblies as well as new methods of assembling an outdoor kitchen unit. The kitchen unit includes a construction that facilitates quick and easy assembly as well as easy transport. When assembled, the units are structurally stable and durable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Nick T. Castillo
  • Publication number: 20150028633
    Abstract: An item of table furniture has a table top and a table frame supporting the table top. The table top, in plan view, is formed with first pair of opposite edges and a second pair of opposite edges. One edge of the first pair of edges is convex and the other edge of the first pair of edges is concave. The convex curvature and the concave curvature of the first pair of edges has a predetermined first radius of curvature of substantially equal size. One edge of the second pair of edges is longer than the other edge of the second pair of edges. Such a table can be arranged together with items of table furniture of the same kind and also with other items of furniture to an array in many ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: VS VEREINIGTE SPEZIALMOEBELFABRIKEN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: DAVID STUBBS, JONATHAN PIDWELL, GERHARD LIPPERT, REINHARD WEBER
  • Publication number: 20140360110
    Abstract: A protective structure for tables comprises an external frame placed around the table defining a security distance between the external frame and the table, and the protective structure further comprises protecting means including at least one beam blocker, said at least one beam blocker being preferably placed vertically on said external frame. The protective structure permits isolation of the optical table from vibrations, heat and/or air flow produced by other equipment used during the experiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Xavier Menino Pizarro
  • Patent number: 8887648
    Abstract: The present subject matter is directed towards impact resistant structures. The structures comprise a support truss having at least two side frames, each comprising at least two vertical members connected at the upper end thereof with a horizontal member. The support truss further comprises a rear frame comprising at least one vertical frame post extending above a height of the vertical members. The structures also have a load-bearing assembly comprising at least one vertical load-bearing post spaced apart from the frame post, at least one horizontal load-bearing beam extending at least between the at least one vertical load-bearing post and the frame post; and at least two inclined load-bearing beams substantially extending from the at least one horizontal load-bearing beam to the at least two side frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: A.D. Meraz Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur Brutter, Ido Bruno
  • Publication number: 20140333189
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for creating a realistic granite or other pattern on a substrate, such as a sink, bath, or piece of furniture. The apparatus and method may use gelcoat to create a regular or irregular pattern. The apparatus may use pressurized air or gear pumps to pump paint from tanks to a spraying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Abraham Tanus
  • Publication number: 20140263919
    Abstract: An improved slat is disclosed with enhanced functionality and versatility. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, each slat provides multiple vertical positions for receiving brackets. In addition, such slats may include an optional decorative characteristic that can be incorporated into other display devices, such as tables and shelves to increase the functionality and versatility of those devices while providing a decorative flair. The slats in accordance with the present invention can be incorporated into non-linear display devices, for example, cylindrical display devices that can be used for displaying various items, such as earring cards, headbands and other items. Heretofore, such slats have only been used in linear applications. Such slats can also be used in freestanding displays both floor displays and counter-top displays which provide multiple sided functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Tripar Intemational Inc.
    Inventor: Tripar Intemational Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140261094
    Abstract: A table leg assembly with an intermediate beam to removably support elements on the table leg assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Inscape Corporation
    Inventor: David Parshad
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130305965
    Abstract: Various aspects provide for disposing an umbrella over a table. In some cases, an umbrella may be coupled to a table. An umbrella may be disposed at a location other than a center of the table, which may provide for improved shelter from weather arriving at an angle (e.g., wind-driven rain, angled sunlight, and the like).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Charles E. Ramberg
  • Publication number: 20130255176
    Abstract: A panel system is recited that includes a first panel having a periphery. The panel includes a first plastic layer having a periphery and a second plastic layer opposed and spaced apart from the first layer. The second layer also has a periphery. The first and second layers define a first cavity therebetween. A first in-situ foam core is disposed in the cavity and has a thermal bond to the first and second plastic layers. The panel is capable of supporting 0.1 to 0.5 lbf/in2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Richard W. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20130221170
    Abstract: A support mechanism (7) for an object, such as a table, has at least two fixed legs (3 and 5), at least two moveable legs (4 and 6) and an interconnection means (8). The interconnection means is intermediate and rigidly connected to the at least two fixed legs. Each moveable leg includes a beam portion (4a, 6a), with one end of the beam portion connected to the interconnection means by a pivot having a pivot axis (provided by the bolt 12 for example). Each moveable leg also includes at least one support member (19-22) connected to and extending from the beam portion. At least one object support portion (19b-22b) is provided on each support member, the object support portion in contact with the object (such as the underside of a table top) in use and providing a substantially vertical support force to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: TIPSTOP TABLES PTY LTD
    Inventors: John Gerard Catoni, Christopher Brian Heyring, Toby William Heyring, Richard Monk
  • Publication number: 20130118387
    Abstract: A table may be sized and configured to nest with one or more adjacent tables to reduce a height of the table in a nested configuration. The table may include a table top constructed from molded plastic and the table top may include a receiving portion sized and configured to receive an engaging portion of a frame of an adjacent table in the nested configuration. The table may also include a metal frame connected to the table top and the frame may include an engaging portion sized and configured to be disposed in a receiving portion of an adjacent table in the nested configuration. If desired, an outer surface of the engaging portion may be visible and exposed in the recess in the lip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: LIFETIME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Lifetime Products, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130118386
    Abstract: A drilling pad comprising a composite pad construction formed of layers of sheet metal, sheet rock, expanded metal and polymer emulsion and a spine formed of metal plate connected to said layers and fastening plates for joining pads to create a larger pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Jack H. Wilson, SR.
  • Publication number: 20130092061
    Abstract: A media station can be broken-down and reconfigured such that the individual parts of the media station can be used in multiple configurations. The media station includes a central technology backbone that houses the computer hardware and media modules required for the type of monitor/media sharing desired. The technology backbone includes magnetic coupling members that increase the options for the different types of work tables that can be connected to the technology backbone dependent upon the user's needs and the size of the group. The ability to separate the work tables from the central technology backbone allows for flexibility in the styles of table used as well as the potential for cross room cohesiveness and economies of scale in unit types. When the media station is not in use, users can separate the individual work tables from the backbone and use the tables in a conventional manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: KRUEGER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: KRUEGER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • Patent number: 8387544
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus for an ornamental table with an ornamental table top design. The ornamental table simplifies the manufacture of ornamental table top designs and affords speedy ornamental design variations. The ornamental table comprises a table top frame, and a set of table legs coupled to the table top frame wherein the table top frame includes a plurality of support bars attached to the table top frame interconnected to produce a grid-like pattern. A plurality of large tiles is set on top of the grid-like pattern to produce a first ornamental design. A channel is coupled to the support bars surrounding a perimeter of the grid-like pattern and a plurality of small tiles is set within the channel to produce a second ornamental design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Numark Industries Company Limited
    Inventor: Clifton Shao-ming Lee
  • Publication number: 20130025508
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a structure of composite table top, it comprises: a face plate having smooth outer and inner surface, a reinforcement plate having a upper surface which bears array-like projections adjoining to each other and having bonding surface to the said inner surface and a lower surface, wherein the shape and size of the outer peripheral edges belonging to the two said plates are similar to each other, and a reinforcement frame attaching to the inside of the outer peripheral edges of the said face plate and reinforcement plate. The structure of table top made of synthetic material is dramatically simplified by the face plate, the reinforcement plate bearing array-like projections and the reinforcement frame according to the present invention, so that it is fit for all kinds of synthetic material and has good mechanical properties, low cost for producing and assembling, and blazonry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Luhao LENG
  • Patent number: 8342107
    Abstract: Blow molded plastic structures are provided for use in various structures such as, but not limited to, tables, chairs, walls, backboards, storage bins, sports equipment and the like. The blow molded plastic structure has a first surface and a second surface extending between a first end and a second end and forming a chamber there between. A plurality of depressions is formed on the second surface and extends into the chamber. The depressions are usually unitary structures formed by a depression wall. Generally, the steeper the depression wall, the more strength is provided to the structure. In addition, where the plurality of depressions has a low profile and a greater density, increased strength is provided to the structure. The depressions may or may not be joined to the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Mower, L. Curtis Strong
  • Publication number: 20120304897
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a table system can include a table that is readily adjustable between a deployed position and a storage position. In particular embodiments, when the table is in the unlocked condition, the tabletop surface can be readily pivoted from a generally horizontal position to a generally vertical position, for example, for purposes of storing or transporting the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Halcon Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Gerald Williamson, Benjamin St. Mane Conway, Mark Von Der Heide, Jorge Enrique Ramos Herrera, James Lawrence
  • 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: 20120255466
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fixing means for table top comprising a profile (7) installed into the table top (1). The profile can be cast-in into the table top, or the table top can be laminated round the profile. The profile comprises a through bore (10) having a number of longitudinal grooves (11, 12). A shaft (15) is arranged to be directed through the bore (10). A sleeve (18) terminates the shaft (15) at one end as well as a fixing means terminates the shaft at the other end. The sleeve comprises a number of locking lugs (19, 20) arranged to engage into the grooves (11, 12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Webjorn Jarnes
  • Publication number: 20120212118
    Abstract: A furniture system comprises a carrier structure and a mounting element for an appliance, wherein the mounting element may be hinged into the carrier structure via a slot-shaped opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: NABER HOLDING GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Naber, Kilian Schindler
  • Publication number: 20120204769
    Abstract: A furniture module having a support surface and at least three legs extending therefrom. A first leg is placed adjacent a first edge of the support surface; while two second legs are placed adjacent a second edge of the support surface that is opposite to the first surface edge. The two legs are spaced apart by a distance that is substantially equal to the width of the first leg, and the first leg is spaced apart from the two second legs by a distance that is substantially the same as or greater than the width of the support surface. The outside edges of the first leg are configured for parallel alignment with the inside edges of the second legs to facilitate interlocking of the second legs of one module around the first leg of another module. Multiple modules may be combined to form various furniture designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Mike Meiners
  • Publication number: 20120174833
    Abstract: An adjustable, vertical desk with a horizontal work surface and vertical display surface upon which is attached a computer monitor or other electronic equipment to be viewed, in a range of height positions appropriate to adults of varying heights. The horizontal work surface may also be adjusted to position a keyboard and a mouse at an appropriate hand level for adults of varying heights. The desk allows users to place electronic equipment to heights as needed to suit their stature and by so doing encourages more natural body alignment while in a standing or in a seated position. When the vertical desk is used in combination with a standard treadmill set at low speed, the vertical desk permits mild exercise without work interruption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Lydia Bellia Early, John T. Early, IV
  • 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: 20120137936
    Abstract: A table is used in combination with another table having a circular top plate in a top view. The table comprises a top plate on a top surface of which an article can be placed and a support portion that supports the top plate from a lower surface side of the top plate. At least a part of a peripheral edge of the top plate is provided with a contact portion which is formed into a shape so as to contact a peripheral edge of the circular top plate of another table along a circumferential direction of the circular top plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: THE BANK OF TOYKO-MITSUBISHI UFJ, LTD.
    Inventors: Motonari CHINUKI, Motoki KOYANAGI, Maiko KAWARAI
  • Publication number: 20120125237
    Abstract: A table with a height-adjustable component comprising a vertical support, a height adjustable mechanism, and a height adjustable part, wherein the adjustment mechanism comprises at least two grooves around the perimeter of the vertical support; an elastomeric ring which fits snugly within the grooves, and can be stretched to move from one groove to another; and a slide which fits over the vertical support and has a stop which rests on the top of the ring and also prevents lateral movement of the ring out of the desired groove. The height-adjustable part is affixed to or formed as part of the slide, and may comprise a footrest or a tabletop. A method of manufacturing and using the same is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Johan Heyvaerts
  • Patent number: 8181579
    Abstract: A tabletop with a plastic surface board, a fiberboard and a frame. The plastic surface board has a top portion covering the top of the fiberboard, and a side portion covering the sides of the fiberboard. The end of the side portion and an edge of the bottom of the fiberboard defines a seam. The frame is continuous and supports the bottom of the fiberboard. The frame surrounds the plurality of sides, covers and protects the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: New-Tec Integration (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Luhao Leng
  • Patent number: 8176858
    Abstract: A composite desk, including: two desk sideboards and a desk top, the two desk sideboards support the desk top, the desk sideboards and the desk top are made of the plastic composite board completely or partially; the plastic composite board includes a top board; a bottom board; a honeycomb board and a liner part, the honeycomb board is stuffed between the top board and the bottom board, the liner part is disposed between the top board and the bottom board, the liner part entirely or partly wraps the honeycomb board along the sides of the honeycomb board; the connection between the desk sideboard and the desk top is hanging connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: New-Tec Integration (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Luhao Leng
  • Publication number: 20120111241
    Abstract: A table with a removable and interchangeable top piece. The table may have a base that has a receiving surface, an underside surface, and at least one sidewall coupled to the receiving surface. A cavity may be defined at least in part by the receiving surface and the at least one sidewall. A bore may extend through the receiving surface and the underside surface. The bore may have a first diameter at the receiving surface and a second diameter at the underside surface. A piston having a lifting portion may be positionable at least partially within the bore. The piston may be movable between a first position and a second position when positioned at least partially within the bore. A top piece may be dimensioned to be at least partially received by the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Robyn Karp
  • Publication number: 20120111240
    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: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: LIFETIME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Carl R. Stanford
  • Publication number: 20120111239
    Abstract: A pivotable folding utility table includes a table top having a pair of support pedestals pivotally attached thereto. A first pivotal support brace, which includes a proximal end and a distal end, is attached at its proximal end to the first support pedestal. A second pivotal support brace, which includes a proximal end and a distal end, is attached at its proximal end to the second support pedestal. The distal ends of the first and second pivotal support braces are adapted to be pivotally attached to a retaining assembly, mounted in relation to the table top. The distal ends of each pivotal support brace are disposed contiguously in relation to each other when engaging the retaining assembly. 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: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: LIFETIME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Carl R. Stanford
  • Publication number: 20120073480
    Abstract: Provided is a table system that allows for multiple table frame arrangements using various combinations of fundamental building pieces. An adjustable height table leg includes two parallel and horizontal slots adapted to receive and clamp two independent frame members of the frame. The frame members may be bent or angled in a plurality of configurations to achieve a desired shape for the table frame. Sections of the frame members may also include apertures through which fasteners may be threaded to connect two frame members at right angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Korb
  • Publication number: 20120031309
    Abstract: A desk including a book holder positioned at a predetermined angle relative to the surface of the desk. In one embodiment the book holder is deployable, and the desk surface includes a recess into which the deployable book holder fits when the deployable book holder is in the closed position. The recess optionally includes a rubber surface to avoid slipping of the bottom edge of a book (such as a text book) when the book is being held up with the deployable book holder. In another embodiment a deployable book holder includes an aperture, and a recess includes an island. In various embodiments, a proximal end of a desk surface, closest to where a user sits, may be wider than the distal end to provide adequate arm room for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Sam W. Buckland, Jessie Rose Chipps, Julian Neal Cohen, Julia Smartt Coley, Matthew Aaron Davidson, Philip Hiroaki DeZonia, Noah Harrison Fradin, Sydney Michele Goldman, Margaret Anne Havunjian, Jonathan Thomas Losk, Narendra Nayan Nayak, Dina Ziba Saleh, Maximilian Isao Wood, Simona J. Zappas
  • Publication number: 20120031311
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable assembly type flat bench, and more particularly, to a portable assembly type flat bench in which a plurality of supports are spaced apart from each other by an equal spacing in the front and rear directions and left and right directions, and interconnected through a connection panel, to thereby reduce the volume of the bench and to thus enable easy carrying and storage, and easy assembly and disassembly, and to enable the size of the bench to be freely adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Eun Ji Jong
  • Publication number: 20120017810
    Abstract: A school desk top or table top (31) is disclosed having a buffer (37, 47) extending around its perpendicular side edge and formed by injection moulding. The front edge (42, 52) and rear edge (43, 53) of the desk have a curved buffer (37) to avoid a sharp edge on which a student's forearm might rest. However, the side edges (41, 54) have a substantially flat buffer (47) to enable two like desks (40, 50) to be edge abutted and thereby provide a substantially continuous flat working surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: SEBEL FURNITURE LTD
    Inventor: Gregory Brent Welsh
  • Publication number: 20110315054
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a desk structure. The desk structure comprises a writing surface, and a book box which is secured to the writing surface. A plurality of receiver sleeves are integrally molded with the book box. Each receiver sleeve has an outer wall and an inner wall. The inner wall of the receiver sleeve has a slot and a plurality of radially spaced ribs. The inner wall defines an opening. The desk structure further comprises a plurality of legs. Each leg has an upper leg portion. The upper leg portion of each leg is received by the inner wall opening of a corresponding receiver sleeve. Additionally, each upper leg portion includes a detent. The detent is adapted to engage a corresponding inner wall slot when the upper leg portion is received by the inner wall opening of the corresponding receiver sleeve. Thus, the detent both secures the leg to the book box and positions the upper leg portion within the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: ARTCO-BELL
    Inventors: Mack Daniel Westbrook, Matthew Murphy Lafleur, Lewis Dorsey Cox, Jeffrey Stout