Foldable Component Patents (Class 108/162)
  • Patent number: 10201223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable desk, in which a desk board is movable in front and back directions so as to fit a body shape of a user and a chair and a desk are completely foldable and overlap for space utilization, and a frame 50 of a desk board 10 is rotatably connected to a desk board support frame 60 through a connection rod 13, the desk board support frame 60 is bent at a right angle in a state where the desk board 10 is accurately positioned at a position, at which the desk board 10 exerts a function of a desk, and a first upper edge 62 of a desk board support frame having a larger length than a thickness of the desk board and a first upper edge 32 of the connection frame simultaneously support a bottom surface of the desk board 10, a connection rod 13 is shorter than a second upper edge 64 of the desk board support frame 60 coupled to the connection rod 13 to allow the desk board 10 to slide next to the first upper edge 62 of the desk board support frame, and the desk board 10 is bent dow
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Il Shik Yoon, Jun Chan Yoon
  • Patent number: 9572426
    Abstract: In an infrastructure that uses a mobile order fulfillment system, mobile drive units may be dispatched and instructed to bring inventory holders that include fabric pods to a workstation where at least one of the inventory holders may be operated upon. Such fabric pods may include one or more fabric bin arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis H. Nauseda, Matthew David Verminski, Timothy Aaron Bragg
  • Publication number: 20140311388
    Abstract: A portable workstation includes a top panel having a distal edge and a lower surface. Also included are a bottom panel having a proximal edge and an upper surface, and a middle panel connected by a hinge to the distal edge and to the proximal edge. The middle panel and the bottom panel are spanned by a first folding support. The middle panel and the top panel are spanned by a second folding support, so that the first folding support and the second folding support hold the top panel, the bottom panel. and the middle panel in a predetermined, expanded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Norman Korpi
  • Patent number: 8826833
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a self-expanding, collapsible mechanism (e.g., for expanding an outer substrate or substrates of a display unit) and a display unit comprising at least one self-expanding, collapsible mechanism are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, a self-expanding mechanism is load-bearing. In one embodiment, a display unit may be configured to have at least one load-bearing surface (e.g., supported by one or more load-bearing inserts).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: KFR Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Robert Fischer, Fredrik Karlehag
  • Publication number: 20140033957
    Abstract: A self scan checkout module as a bagging module (12) for receiving goods processed via an adjacent billing module (11), said bagging module comprising a base unit (16), a first load platform (17) supported by the base unit to receive merchandise loaded onto the platform from the billing module, a support structure (24, 25) which extends upwards from the base unit, and a second load platform (15) supported at least in part by said support structure for receiving goods from the billing module when the adjacent billing module is operated by trained personnel, said second load platform being moveable relative to the support structure between a first position in which it allows substantially unimpeded access to the first load platform and a second, operational position at which it lies superimposed over and spaced above the first load platform (17) for receiving goods from the billing module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Air LInks Systems Limited
    Inventor: Paul Fletcher
  • Patent number: 8627585
    Abstract: A jacket structure for mounting to a display structure, the jacket structure comprising one or more panels having an inner side and an outer side with regards to the display structure, one or more members corresponding to columns of the display structure, one or more elements corresponding to a tray base of the display structure, the elements corresponding to a tray base of the display structure intersecting with the members corresponding to columns of the display structure, the intersection of the members corresponding to the column of the display structure and the elements corresponding to the tray base of the display structure forming a window through which a consumer can reach out to grab the product within the display structure, a horizontal flap in an upper side of the element corresponding to a tray base and a horizontal flap in a lower side of the element corresponding to a tray base, wherein the flaps are configured to form a locked tab structure when the jacket structure is in a mounted position, an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: POP Ontime Supply Services, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Bernardo Herman Baran, Mauricio Herman Dantus, Roman de Jesus Chavez Herrera, Mauricio Ricardo Benito Alvarez Cedeño
  • Patent number: 8522769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to outdoor grill accessories, and more particularly, a foldable worktable attachment for an outdoor grill that includes a large table area that is interconnected to a lower shelf by two sets of foldable legs. When in an erect position, the table provides ample space for preparing foods and the like, but when in a collapsed position, the table lies flush against one of the sides of the grill housing, thus, enclosing the lower shelf and supporting legs that are folded and stored between the table and a recessed area included in the grill housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Grill Company, LLC
    Inventors: John Ducate, Jr., Sond-Kae (Robin) Ho
  • Publication number: 20130139736
    Abstract: An adjustable desktop workspace is disclosed having a base having a lower platform, an upper platform, and two pivoting arms mounted between the two. Each pivoting arm has a front and rear bracket. A locking lever on each arm fixedly engages the platform in an upright position at a variety of levels above the lower platform. There are also two stabilizing bars to limit side-to-side relative movement, and a biasing spring between the front and rear brackets to aide moving the upper platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Flaherty
  • Patent number: 8291841
    Abstract: A portable, lightweight collapsible motorcycle stand and method of use is presented. The motorcycle stand comprises a platform, two support members rotatably affixed to opposite outer edges of the platform, and a shelf for storing tools and the like. The shelf reversible affixes to cross bars located on the two support members. The shelf is removable, thereby enabling collapsing of the motorcycle stand. The shelf is secure to the collapsed stand via shelf hooks and the entire apparatus is lock into a collapsed position through use of a cross bar hook. Alternate embodiments and their method of use are provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventors: José Ricardo Gonçalves Correia de Castro, Sérgio Bruno de Oliveira Tavares
  • Publication number: 20080000400
    Abstract: An ergonomically designed, compact, foldable, portable work/activity station comprising an integral user seat having a seating surface and an integral back support hinged to the seat that allows for correct and comfortable posture for a user while performing activities on an integral desktop. The work station includes four discrete elements: a seat element, a back element, a hinge element foldably connecting the seat element the and back element, and a work surface. The work surface is mounted on articulated tubing members permitting adjustment in position, elevation, and angle of the work surface with respect to the seat. When folded in storage mode, the work station is easily portable and fits conveniently in an overhead luggage compartment of an airplane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventor: Adilah Curry
  • Patent number: 6752280
    Abstract: A collapsible shelving display, preferably fabricated at least in part, from corrugated paperboard. Side wall assemblies are hingedly connected to a back wall to form a stand. The stand includes foldable shelf support members that are inserted into receptacles cut out of the inner panels of the side wall assemblies. Shelves are pivotably attached to the back wall, and swingable between positions substantially parallel to the back wall to positions oblique or perpendicular to the back wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Stone Container Corporation
    Inventor: Robert George Dye
  • Patent number: 6641486
    Abstract: A billiard table includes a table top, and two pairs of bars having an upper portion pivotally secured to the bottom surface of the table top with hinges and foldable toward the table top and foldable away from the table top to an open position. The table top includes two depressions formed in the bottom surface for receiving two opposite hinges, and for allowing two opposite bars to be folded to engage with the bottom surface of the table top. Two pads are secured between the table top and the other pair of bars to be engaged onto the other bars to a compact folding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Tung Yuan Shih
  • Patent number: 6601928
    Abstract: A rack for holding industrial components, such as vehicle components, including class A components, includes a rigid frame and a flexible frame which is positionable in the rigid frame and which is preferably collapsible. The flexible frame is adapted to support a plurality of industrial components in at least a spaced vertical arrangement. Preferably, the flexible frame includes a plurality of flexible side members and a plurality of substantially rigid shelf elements which is mounted between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Production Assembly Service Inc.
    Inventors: Calvin J. Kortman, Mark A. Kortman, Joyce E. Kortman
  • Patent number: 6305764
    Abstract: A rack for holding industrial components, such as vehicle components, including class A components, includes a rigid frame and a collapsible, self-supporting frame which is positionable in the rigid frame. The collapsible, self-supporting frame is adapted to support a plurality of industrial components in at least a spaced vertical arrangement. Preferably, the rack also includes a cover which is movably mounted to the rigid frame and is movable between a closed position to cover the components in the collapsible, self-supporting frame and an open position retracted in the rigid frame to permit access to the components supported by the self-supporting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Production Assembly Service, Inc.
    Inventors: Calvin J. Kortman, Mark A. Kortman, Joyce E. Kortman
  • Patent number: 5954412
    Abstract: A high load support stand or cabinet for aquariums or other heavy objects, the stand having a pair of side members pivotally joined by hinges to a front member, a back brace member fitting into slots in the side member, a bottom member and a top member each having a flange extending around front and side edges and a plural number of detent members to define a receiving channel to receive the top and bottom edges respectively of the top member and the bottom member, such that the stand can be stored in an unassembled flat version and assembled without the need for additional mechanical fasteners or adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Inventors: Richard Rutherford, Harold Mitchell
  • Patent number: 5829501
    Abstract: A complete workstation (10) comprising a workbench (12) and a worktable (14). A facility (16) is for supporting the worktable (14) upon the workbench (12), so that a person (18) can utilize the workbench (12) and the worktable (14) simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Joseph A. DeVito
  • Patent number: 5540158
    Abstract: A sectional folding table has a first-tabletop frame (3) with an outside periphery into which a second-tabletop frame (4) and foldable legs (16, 18) of the second-tabletop frame are pivotally foldable. An attachment side (20) of the first-tabletop frame is attachable to a separate structure such as a vehicle compartment (15), to another table or to other desired objects of a desired height as an option to primary legs (26, 27). Legs of both tabletop frames are attached pivotally to a joint side (10) and positioned in juxtaposed relationship for side-by-side pivotal folding. Several embodiments are shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: Henry E. Ford
  • Patent number: 5526944
    Abstract: An inventory/facing construction currently available gondola which allows it to accommodate faster moving inventory without changing the desired planogrammed facings. A horizonal shelf carries symmetrical anchors at each rear end. A three-way arm has one arm pivotally secured to a forward finger, a second arm retaining; a counter balance spring between the second arm and an upper rear finger of the anchor, and a third arm extending diagonally upwardly pivotally secured to front anchors at each front end of the shelf. The front anchors support a vertical panel between the standards, forming a smaller version of a gondola upright, peg board construction, and supported desired shelving and facings. A bar is pivotally secured to the arms and anchors.The front anchors define a cam surface which engages a cam follower at the forward end of the horizonal shelf causing the panel to move its substantially full horizonal extent as soon as possible and then to drop vertically to its full extent thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Inventor: Milton J. Merl
  • Patent number: 5465851
    Abstract: An erectable stand for displaying objects includes a generally planar back panel and at least one mounting flap that is hinged to the back panel. At least one separate peg is mounted on the mounting flap such that its suspending portion projects past an exposed edge portion of the flap. The flap is substantially coplanar with the back panel and the peg is situated adjacent the back panel in a collapsed position of the flap, while in an erected position the exposed edge portion of the flap is remote from the back panel and the peg projects generally perpendicularly of the back panel. The mounting flap and peg are kept in the erected position while the stand is in use for maintaining at least one object suspended from the suspending portion of the peg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: Arrow Art Finishers, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 5370064
    Abstract: A folding table is disclosed for use as an auxiliary table for a child or an adult. It is comprised of three modules, each assembled from a blank of cardboard and easily placed in a flat state for storage or disposal. Each of the leg modules (11, 12) is channel shaped and defines an outwardly projecting tongue which is compatible with a passage of the channel shaped top module (10). A plurality of tear lines (34, 33, 32) is provided in the top module for selective adjustment of the width of the table by tearing off the outer part of the panel. A similar system of tear lines (51c, 51b, 51a) allows the tearing off of the sections of the leg modules to selectively adjust the height of the table to match, for instance, the height of a child seat in a car. The table may be provided with a utensil tray fixedly but releasably secured to the top module (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Inventor: Tony Sgabellone