Paired Legs Patents (Class 108/36)
  • Patent number: 9821450
    Abstract: A work surface is provided. More particularly, a work surface that is portable, and that when deployed provides a relatively stable platform is disclosed. The work surface includes a horizontal clamp track running parallel to a top surface, and one or more vertical tracks running parallel to the legs of the work surface. The horizontal track is configured to receive one or more clamps that can be used to secure a workpiece against a side of the work surface. The vertical tracks are configured to receive a support block, which can be used to support a workpiece along a side of the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: REDESIGN GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Schumacher
  • Patent number: 9241859
    Abstract: The table comprises a plate (1) made up of at least four sections (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d) mounted on rigid articulated frames (2a), elements for locking the table in the open position, the plate comprising legs (3) made with at least two parts (3a, 3b) articulated together, the first parts (3a) being articulated to the end sections (1a, 1d), braces, comprising two arms (7, 8) articulated together, are articulated to the legs (3) and to the end sections (1a, 1d), locking elements (9, 10) are used between the arms (7, 8) and/or the legs (3), a link (C1) between the articulations (31) of the arms (7, 8) to the end sections (1a, 1d) on which corresponding legs (3) are hinged, and a lock for the articulation (6) between the parts (3a) and (3b) of the legs (3) to keep the legs erected and to make the whole rigid, the whole being designed in such a way that the articulated legs and arms, once folded, fold into the frames (2a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Edouard Ernest Gad Woog
  • Publication number: 20150020716
    Abstract: A foldable table includes a first tabletop panel, a second tabletop panel, and a reinforcing frame which includes first through fourth reinforcing members mounted along longitudinal sides of the first and second tabletop panels respectively, a first transverse member transversely extended between outer end portions of the first and second reinforcing members at the first tabletop panel, and a second transverse member transversely extended between outer end portions of the third and fourth reinforcing members at the second tabletop panel. Two ends of the first transverse member are affixed to the first and second reinforcing members in a non-rotatably movable manner. Two ends of the second transverse member are affixed to the third and fourth reinforcing members in a non-rotatably movable manner. Therefore, the first and second transverse members enhance the rigidity of the reinforcement frame to support two transverse sides of the first and second tabletop panels respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Ping-Cheng Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140190371
    Abstract: This invention relates to a folding table, portable, in particular a massage table, comprising a plate (1) made up of at least four elements (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d) mounted on rigid articulated frames (2a), means for locking the table in the open position, said plate having legs (3) comprising at least two parts (3a, 3b) articulated together, the first parts (3a) being articulated to the end elements (1a, 1d), braces, comprising two arms (7, 8) articulated together, are articulated to the end elements (1a, 1d), locking means (9, 10) are used between the arms (7, 8) and/or the legs (3). There are cables (C1) for connecting the articulations (31) of said arms (7, 8) above (b1) the articulations (b) of the legs (3) to the end elements (1a, 1d), and means for locking the articulation (6) between the parts (3a) and (3b) of the legs to keep the legs erect and to make the whole rigid, the whole being designed in such a way that the articulated legs and arms of each half of the table, once folded, fold into the frames (2a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Edouard Ernest Gad Woog
  • Patent number: 8418282
    Abstract: “The Fold Up Dormitory” is intended for use in situations where living and working quarters for a small or large number of people are required on short notice or irregular intervals. The apparatus is made of wood, steel and premanufactured hardware, and comprises components for sleeping, working and storage of small items. It is mobile, simple to operate and offers many options to those who use it. The apparatus comprises: a central core; a pair of folding frames, each pivotally connected to the central core on opposite sides thereof, for rotation about vertical frame-to-core axes of connection; a bed platform pivotally connected to a first side of the central core, for rotation about a horizontal bed-to-core axis of connection; a desk surface pivotally connected to a second side of the central core, for rotation about a horizontal desk-to-core axis of connection; and storage shelving within the central core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Michael E. Luft-Weissberg
  • Publication number: 20130000525
    Abstract: The wall-mounted folding table has a cabinet adapted for mounting on a wall. A table or workbench is enclosed in the cabinet and may be folded outwardly therefrom when desired. Gas springs are provided to assist in unfolding and folding the table. Telescopic legs and adjustable feet are utilized for varying the leg length. Sliding doors are employed as a space-saving function to open and close the cabinet. The sliding doors are fabricated from pegboard so that an array of tools can be hung thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: GARY L. HALL, Hunter B. Hall
  • Patent number: 8267019
    Abstract: A foldable table or bed comprises outer frames 1 and 2, leg frames 1 and 2, and leg frame expanding rods. Each outer side of the outer frames 1 and 2 is a flat panel of rectangular shape. Each inner side of the outer frames 1 and 2 is concave for containing leg frames 1 and 2 and leg frame expanding rods. The outer frames 1 and 2 are connected to each other with hinges on the ends of each adjacent side to form a case which can be folded and unfolded via the hinges. The leg frames 1 and 2 are inverted-square-bottomed-“U”-shaped and set in outer frames 1 and 2. Leg frame expanding rods are installed under each leg frame shaft to increase the height of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Te-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 8028630
    Abstract: A folding-table arrangement includes a supporting device, a table housing accommodating a table top in an essentially vertical stowed position and a table top which can be adjusted from an essentially vertical stowed position in the table housing into an essentially horizontal use position. The table housing is arranged in a height-adjustable manner on the supporting device and, in the use position, the table top has its underside supported on the table housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Lufthansa Technik AG
    Inventor: Harald Merensky
  • Patent number: 7987800
    Abstract: A folding table includes two tabletop halves pivotally joined together at an axle, with one or more legs connected to each half. A transport member, such as a wheel is mounted on the axle. To transform the table from an “in-use” condition to a “transport” condition, the legs are collapsed to seat adjacent to the underside of the associated tabletop half. The tabletop halves are then pivoted toward each other until the undersides are in facing relationship to each other. So pivoting the tabletop halves exposes the transport member, which can be positioned against the ground to roll or slide the table to a different location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: GSC Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Farber, Jason C. Farber
  • Publication number: 20100147197
    Abstract: A foldable table includes a stand, a rack, multiple placement boxes, a platform, and a wine storage rack. The stand is foldable. The foldable table can function as a bar table, desk, counter, sink, water tank, cabinet, shelf, wine compartment, by provision of the rack, the placement boxes, the platform and the wine storage rack. The foldable table can be folded when not in use, thereby facilitating packaging, transportation and storage of the foldable table. The foldable table is expanded and folded easily and quickly. The foldable table is folded to have a smaller volume and to have the shape of a luggage, thereby facilitating the user carrying the foldable table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: Hsing-Hui Chen
  • Publication number: 20100116174
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable frame improved structure of the foldable table or bed which comprises outer frames 1 and 2, leg frames 1 and 2, and the leg frame expanding rods. Accordingly, each outer side of the outer frames 1 and 2 is a flat panel in rectangular shape, and each inner side is concave for containing leg frames 1 and 2, and leg frame expanding rods. The outer frames 1 and 2 are connected each other with the hinges on the ends of each adjacent sides to form a case which can be folded and unfolded via the hinges. The leg frames 1 and 2 are in -shape set respectively in outer frames 1 and 2. The leg frame expanding rods are installed under each shafts of the leg frames to increase the height of the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Te-Lung Chen
  • Publication number: 20090301358
    Abstract: A folding table includes two tabletop halves pivotally joined together at an axle, with one or more legs connected to each half. A transport member, such as a wheel is mounted on the axle. To transform the table from an “in-use” condition to a “transport” condition, the legs are collapsed to seat adjacent to the underside of the associated tabletop half. The tabletop halves are then pivoted toward each other until the undersides are in facing relationship to each other. So pivoting the tabletop halves exposes the transport member, which can be positioned against the ground to roll or slide the table to a different location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Farber, Jason C. Farber
  • Publication number: 20090272299
    Abstract: The electric massage table, introduces the new concept into these class of tables with the two self-acting retractable legs system with the electro-mechanical technology battery operated and a structural collapsible sliding cables set to support and strength the table once is unfolded, set up and loaded, designed and developed that allows it to move up and down by the touch of a single switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Jorge E. Rios, Alfredo A. Rodriguez, Alberto Baiz
  • Patent number: 7610863
    Abstract: A mobile massage table includes four platforms, each having opposed short and long sides. Three hinges are coupled to the platforms such that the platforms are movable between a stacked configuration and a planar/use configuration. Two hinges couple respective long sides of two panels together and one hinge couples respective short sides of two other panels together for movement of the respective panels to the stacked configuration. A leg is pivotally coupled to respective platforms and selectively movable between perpendicular configurations at the use configuration and parallel configurations at the stacked configuration. One or more center legs may also be coupled to the platforms to support the panels at the use configuration, the center legs being selectively movable between perpendicular and parallel configurations. The mobile massage table includes a cart having opposed rails configured to receive the platforms thereon in the stacked configuration, the cart including opposed wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: La Juana Smith-Huebner
  • Patent number: 7604027
    Abstract: A retractable workbench is provided that is mounted to a vertical surface such as a wall. The workbench is retractable between a horizontally oriented deployed position, and a vertically oriented retracted position. The workbench is vertically adjustable along wall mounts. Bench mounted tools may be mounted on rotatable panels, and the panels may be inverted when the workbench is retracted, thereby allowing the workbench to be fully rotated to the vertically oriented retracted position without removing the tools. Storage of tools and hardware may be achieved by a rotatable mounting surface that attaches to the workbench. Workbench legs that support the workbench when deployed are also retractable, and the legs may be adjusted for height and securely attached to the floor for additional stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Inventor: John T. Thatcher
  • Patent number: 7574964
    Abstract: A folding table includes two tabletop halves pivotally joined together at an axle, with one or more legs connected to each half. A transport member, such as a wheel is mounted on the axle. To transform the table from an “in-use” condition to a “transport” condition, the legs are collapsed to seat adjacent to the underside of the associated tabletop half. The tabletop halves are then pivoted toward each other until the undersides are in facing relationship to each other. So pivoting the tabletop halves exposes the transport member, which can be positioned against the ground to roll or slide the table to a different location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: GSC Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Farber, Jason C. Farber
  • Patent number: 7543614
    Abstract: A collapsible infeed/outfeed table is provided with a pair of collapsible wings that are supported by struts slidably attached to the wings and pivotally attached to two pairs of elongated support legs. A pair of vertical stanchions provide a pivot point for the wings and lower ends thereof support a pair of sliding braces also connected to the extensible legs. A central roller is provided between the two wings that telescope between an extended and a retracted position. Extensible rollers are provided at free ends of the wings such that, when extended, the table may serve as a crosscut saw support stand. With the wings retracted and the central roller raised, the table may serve as an infeed/outfeed roller support for a separate saw, such as a crosscut saw or table saw. Finally, with all of the rollers retracted and the wings extended, the table is a work table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 7337731
    Abstract: A conjoined folding table includes a table plane and plane support frames, wherein under the table plane are disposed two groups of identical support frames. Each group of plane support frames includes two support legs, two slide support rods, a slide block, two slant support rods, a pull rod, a stay bar, two plane support traverse tubes, a pivotal member, and a U-shaped hinge. The slide support rod is connected to the support leg via a slide block, and the upper end of the slide support rod is movably hinged with the plane support traverse tube. The lower ends of the two slide support rods are rotatably connected via a rotary member, or one end of slide support rod is connected to the support leg via a slide block, and the other end is connected to the plane support traverse via a slide block and is provided with a cross support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Changzhou Qiaoyu Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiawei Mu, Shudong Wang
  • Patent number: 7252040
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a portable table which is formed in two half sections movable between a folded position where they form a brief case and an unfolded position in which the half sections abut one another to define a planar table top capable of supporting a laptop computer, notebook and the like. The table top has a pair of legs which are adjustable both in the vertical and lateral directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Dumond
  • Patent number: 7007612
    Abstract: A laptop computer support system for elevating a laptop to a comfortable viewing level and adequate space for an external keyboard. The laptop computer support system includes a support frame, at least one support platform attached to the support frame, and a first support leg and a second support leg pivotally attached to opposing sides of the support frame. A first cable and a second cable are attachable to the first support leg and the second support leg respectively to prevent the legs from extending outwardly too far. Front and rear riser members are preferably attached to the legs for allowing height and angle adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventors: Robert L. Mallory, David W. Mallory
  • Patent number: 6981453
    Abstract: A portable massage table including two abutting table top sections hingedly connected together. Each top section has a pair of legs pivotally attached thereto. A truss member is hingedly connected to one of the top sections. Table support cables extend from each of the outer corners of one of the top sections to the diagonally opposite corner of the other top section through the truss member. First leg support cables extend from a mid-portion of the inner end of the top sections to the lower half of each of the legs attached to that top section. Second leg support cables extend from each of the corners of the top sections to a mid-portion of the adjacent leg. Third leg support cables extend from the top of each leg to the top of the adjacent leg of the adjacent table top section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Inventor: Ronald E. Tinsley
  • Patent number: 6899347
    Abstract: An ergonomic inventory merchandizing device that includes a frame assembly having a first and second segment, a guide rod having a first and second end connected to the first and second segments respectively. A platform assembly having a deck and a support guide wherein the deck is construed to hold items thereon and is connected to the support guide. A linear bearing is located inside the support guide and receives the guide rod. A first end of a spring is connected to the first segment and a second end of the spring is connected to the platform assembly. The spring facilitates movement of the platform assembly along the guide rod during the loading and unloading of items on to the deck. The device may include gas filled shocks or another type of damping means for use in damping (slowing) the spring force as it is applied to the platform assembly. The device may also include wheels to allow easy transport of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Inventors: Matthew Z. Neal, Dennis R. Weber
  • Patent number: 6705234
    Abstract: A folding table is provided having a three-sectioned platform. The table includes two pairs of pivotal supporting legs wherein pair member legs are rigidly cross braced and are held by cable braces when the leg pairs are erected. The table also includes two tensionable platform cable members and a pair of platform-to-cable load transfer bars. When the table is fully erected the platform cable members are tensioned by the load transfer bars and maintain the platform in a flat, load-bearing state. The platform's three sections are interconnected by hinges that permit in a folded table a pair of opposite end sections to overfold one another and overlie an intervening mid-section. When folded, the table has a compact, easily transported configuration with all movable and loose components being internally stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventors: Kurt Miller, David Kumarich
  • Patent number: 6684426
    Abstract: A folding collapsible massage bed constructed to include a bedstead formed of two equal open frames hinged together by leaved hinge means, two mattress elements respectively mounted on the open frames, two legs respectively pivoted to the open frames, two cord members bilaterally connected between the legs to limit the outward turning angle of the legs, four folding braces bilaterally symmetrically connected between the legs and hinge leaves of the hinge means, and locking means adapted for locking the folding braces in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: LifeGear, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Lin, Meng-Tsung Chen
  • Patent number: 6431086
    Abstract: A collapsible massage table includes two folding table pieces hingably connected to each other so that when the table is set up it has four comer regions. Each corner region is supported by a leg that is connected to the table via a folding link. Each link has a cable portion that stabilizes the link in an orientation directed toward the ground when the table is set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Inventor: John T. Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20020092445
    Abstract: A folding table includes a table top and a frame. The frame includes side rails hinged together at a table folding axis so the table can be moved between a folded and an opened position. The table includes a latch to secure the table in the opened position. The table includes frame end reinforcement portions including bights extending between opposite frame side rails near the table top ends. The table includes a handle that is movable between a stowed and a carrying position, the handle being pivotable about a portion of a frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Richard W. Glover, Nathan W. Heisey
  • Patent number: 6311944
    Abstract: A portable computer folding support stand is provided having a table top forming a concave leg retaining cavity on the underside. A pair of parallely arranged, pivotally affixed leg assemblies are attached to the lower surface, and each leg assembly folds down within the leg retaining cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Inventors: William E. McKsymick, Mark J. McKsymic
  • Patent number: 6192809
    Abstract: An improved collapsible, foldable table including at least two table top sections, at least one hinge connecting the table top sections, a plurality of table legs rotatably attached to the table top sections, and a set up and rigidifying mechanism including a pair of braces, a truss member that extends from at least one of the at least two table top sections, and a central cable adapted to cause the outswinging of the plurality of table legs into an operative position when the table top sections are unfolded. Each brace includes a v-brace member, a central brace member, and a pivoting member for pivotally connecting the v-brace member to the central brace member. Preferably, the central cable extends between pivoting members of the pair of braces, a midportion of the central cable being attached to an end of the truss member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Oakworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Riach, James E. Hollingshead
  • Patent number: 6182578
    Abstract: There is disclosed a portable treatment table (10) with a truss suspension system (44, 46, 60, 62, 100, 130). The table is lightweight and able to handle heavy loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventor: John M. Fanuzzi
  • Patent number: 6076472
    Abstract: A collapsible massage table includes two folding table pieces hingably connected to each other so that when the table is set up it has four corner regions. Each corner region is supported by a leg that is connected to the table via a folding link. Each link has a cable portion that stabilizes the link in an orientation directed toward the ground when the table is set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Inventor: John T. Lloyd
  • Patent number: 6058853
    Abstract: A table is provided having a table top, a leg assembly coupled to the table top to pivot about a leg pivot axis, and a channel member defining a downwardly facing channel on the table top. The leg assembly includes a leg pivotably coupled to the table top and a support strut pivotably coupled to the leg and slidably coupled to the channel. The table top includes a pair of plastic table sections having rigidified top sheets, a handle recess, a socket/plug combination configured to secure the table sections together, a leg cradle providing a rotative bearing for the leg assembly, and a pair of rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Pinch
  • Patent number: 6032585
    Abstract: A table includes first and second sections coupled together for pivotable movement therebetween and a pair of legs pivotably coupled to the respective sections to move between storage and support positions. The table further includes a pair of channels coupled to each section, a pair of struts coupled to each respective channel to slide therein, and a pair of collars having two substantially identical pieces pivotably coupling each strut to a leg. The table also includes a reinforcing assembly including a pair of rails coupled to the respective sections and a support pivotable relative to one rail and slidable relative to the other rail to provide a rigid member supporting the sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Cosco, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Pinch
  • Patent number: 6000345
    Abstract: A folding table for supporting a person includes an elongated tabletop comprising a pair of hinged halves. Four legs are pivotally attached to the comers of the tabletop. Four diagonal braces are each connected between the tabletop and a corresponding leg. Each diagonal brace comprises upper and lower members connected by an intermediate pivot. The legs at each end of the table are fixedly connected by a transverse brace. Four diagonal cables are each connected between the tabletop and the intermediate pivot of a corresponding diagonal brace. Four longitudinal cables are each connected between a corresponding intermediate pivot of a corresponding diagonal brace and an opposite leg. The cable arrangement provides improved rigidity and stability, and enables the legs to be folded while the tabletop is in a fully open position, so that the tabletop can be placed flat on the ground for some types of massages. The table can be fully folded by pivoting the two halves together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Inventor: Michael Gillotti
  • Patent number: 5974979
    Abstract: Portable folding tables which are particularly adapted for massage and other body therapy uses wherein each table includes two top sections which are hingedly connected at one end and which are supported by legs which are pivotally connected thereto. Each leg is reinforced by either a longitudinal pivotally folding brace, a guide assembly or a positive stop member. The legs, and reinforcing braces when used, are automatically deployed and stabilized by cable systems which extend both longitudinally and diagonally relative to the table legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventors: Kevin Mark Grady, Chris Tatum
  • Patent number: 5943965
    Abstract: An improved collapsible folding massage table with four folding leg assemblies having improved folding and stabilizing features which eliminates a second cross brace wherein the leg assemblies include a folding leg brace and an elongated strut with a slot that slidingly receives a pivot pin on the folding leg brace. The table also includes a pair of cables interconnecting pivot pins of the leg braces on the opposing side of the table thereby facilitating unfolding of the table while preventing the table legs from folding when the table is in use. The collapsible foldable table also includes stabilized leg blocks to which the elongated struts are pivotally attached and horizontally offset from the pivot pin of the corresponding table leg also attached to the leg block. Furthermore, the collapsible foldable table also includes integral hinges that hingedly attaches two table top sections and also include provisions for attaching members of the folding leg braces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Oakworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Riach, Robert E. Denoncourt
  • Patent number: 5913271
    Abstract: A collapsible massage table has two sides, each side being supported by a support structure including two legs. Various cable lines are used to stabilize the legs when the table is open and upright. The cables also function to automate or semi-automate leg, brace and truss extension and/or folding during opening and collapsing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Inventor: John T. Lloyd
  • Patent number: 5676062
    Abstract: A collapsible massage table has two sides, each side being supported by a support structure including two legs. Each leg is connected to the center of the table by a brace having an articulating joint. Two cable lines stabilize the leg structure. Each cable line connects pivot points of legs on opposing ends of the table and at least one of the articulating brace joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Inventor: John T. Lloyd
  • Patent number: 5535683
    Abstract: A carrying case convertible into a table includes a lid portion matingly and hingedly connected to a bottom portion so that an interior space is formed between the lid portion and the bottom portion in a closed position such that items can be stored and carried. One or more legs having dimensions that fit within the interior space are attached to at least one of the case portions. The legs are positioned so as to support one or both of the case portions in a substantially horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Howda Designz, Inc.
    Inventor: Leslie A. Novak
  • Patent number: 5524555
    Abstract: There is disclosed a portable treatment table. That is light weight and able to stably handle heavy loads. The table being folded into a portable configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventor: John M. Fanuzzi
  • Patent number: 5513574
    Abstract: Folding table cabinet apparatus includes a base cabinet with a pair of folding doors secured to a base cabinet. Within the base cabinet is a table assembly. The table assembly is pivotally secured within the cabinet and is held therein by a pair of lock plates. The table assembly pivots outwardly from the cabinet and is supported by a pair of folding legs. The table includes two plates, a main table plate and an outer end extension or leaf plate which is pivotally secured to the main table plate. The extension or leaf plate is held in alignment with the main plate by a pair of slider elements which are pinned to the main table plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Inventor: Harold O. Collins
  • Patent number: 5357872
    Abstract: A folding table has table top halves of molded plastic which are hinged together along a transverse center line of the table by a hinge assembly which includes spaced hinges with a common hinge pin. The hinge pin forms a carrying handle for the table which is exposed when the table is closed and which is concealed between the table top halves when the table is opened. The table top halves have integral moldings for fitting folding metal legs as well as telescopic longitudinal reinforcing bars and transverse reinforcing bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Assignee: Globe Business Furniture, Inc.
    Inventor: James K. Wilmore
  • Patent number: 5067417
    Abstract: A foldable table is provided including a pair mirror image half table sections. The half table sections include adjacent margins pivotally joined together for upward swinging of the remote margins of the table sections toward positions with the table half sections in relatively folded closely juxtaposition. The remote margins include outwardly projecting handles as well as downwardly swingable and upwardly retractable leg structures each being adjustable in length and the leg structures include panels extending transversely of the table and upon whose outer surfaces openable and closable pouches are supported. In addition, the table half sections are constructed for manufacture by conventional molding processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Inventors: Enzo Marmentini, Joyce Marmentini
  • Patent number: 5009170
    Abstract: A padded table for body massage or chiropractic work having a flat working surface supported upon folding legs. Table construction includes two flat top sections joined by a piano hinge so that they may be folded into parallel adjacent positions to form a case like structure which is easily carried, or they may be unfolded to form a single planar table top. When unfolded, support legs hold the table top parallel to a support surface. A unique brace and cable configuration is employed which provides table rigidity, strength and easy, fast unfolding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignees: Rodney B. Smith, Ernest L. Ostic
    Inventor: Eli G. Spehar
  • Patent number: 4943041
    Abstract: The invention is a light-weight folding massage table consisting of a pair of flat hingedly connected rectangular sections, preferably having a padded wooden surface with a peripheral wooden underframe. Two telescoping pairs of legs are rotatably attached to the sides of the frame by a leg-table frame joint at a short distance from the outer ends of the undersurface of each section. Each pair of legs is connected by a horizontal tube, or leg brace, as well as diagonal cables extending from the table and leg joint to the lower end of the opposite leg. A table-leg brace cable is connected from the lower end of each leg lengthwise to the side of the opposite section a short distance from the inner end of that section. An end cable is connected to the lower end of each leg and is detachable connected to the outward end of each section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Inventor: Daniel C. Romein
  • Patent number: 4927128
    Abstract: A sliding leg bodywork table consisting of a top rectangular surface divided into two abutting sections hingedly attached to each other and foldable to a parallel position. Two pairs of adjustable height legs are slidably attached at opposite ends of the table surface, the legs foldable into the table surface's housing. A channel system provides support and positioning function for the table legs and rotatable diagonal braces extend from a cross tube for connecting each leg pair to the table surface. Handles are provided for ease of transport. A system of wire ropes for supporting the central hinged end of table top sections in conjunction with said diagonal braces and for positive locking of the paired legs in operational position is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Inventor: Lynwood O'Brian
  • Patent number: 4883314
    Abstract: A combined table and seat assembly which comprises a table top including two pivotally attached table top halves and seat members pivotally attached thereto, whereby the assembly is collapsible into a self-contained carrying case composed of the table top for providing a readily portable, stable, operational, and simple folding table and seat assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Inventor: Chul H. Sakong
  • Patent number: 4841877
    Abstract: A folding table construction embodying a planar top, foldable legs and a novel apron assembly connected to the underside of the top. The apron unit comprises elongated discrete, relatively short straight lengths of formed metal side and end strips, or stringers, which are securely interconnected together by spaced apart, one-piece, blow molded corner moldings adapted to be affixed to the underside of the table top. Due to the novel design of the corner moldings and the stringers, the construction of the supporting apron requires no metal bending or welding. Further, the corner moldings can be colored during the molding step and the stringers can be painted to match in small painting units prior to apron assembly. In an alternate form of the invention, the planar top is constructed in two pieces and the side stringers are constructed in two pieces which are hingably interconnected so that the table top can be folded for ease of transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Assignee: Virco Mfg. Corporation
    Inventor: Julian A. Virtue
  • Patent number: 4833998
    Abstract: A collapsible table, especially suited for supporting persons to be massaged, comprises, in a main embodiment, a pair of hingedly-connected top sections (12) and two pairs of legs (16) hingedly connected to the respective outer ends of the top sections. A foldable leg brace (18) is connected between the side of the table's top at its center and a lower part of each leg. A brace crosspiece (32) interconnects each pair of braces. A pair of short cable support legs (26) extend down from the center of the table. Each of a pair of cables (28) extends in a V-shaped arrangement from near the leg hinges at one end of the table down through holes in the brace crosspieces to the bottom ends of the cable support legs and then up through the other brace cross piece to the leg hinges at the opposite end of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Inventors: James E. Everett, Michael J. Tuhtan
  • Patent number: 4643103
    Abstract: A collapsible table, particularly a book-simulating collapsible table, comprises a central support component having hinged to its opposite sides a pair of leaves which in their extended position form a table top and in their collapsed condition form a container, for example a container of small compass resembling a book in its external appearance. A plurality of legs is pivotally connected to the support member. In the collapsed condition of the leaves, the legs are contained in collapsed condition within the container. In the extended, or table top, condition of the leaves, the legs are extended to perform their usual support function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Inventor: Robert A. Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 4333638
    Abstract: A massage and therapeutic body work table consisting of a top rectangular surface divided into two abutting demi-sections with peripheral border flanges, the demi-sections hingedly attached to each other at abutting borders and foldable to a parallel position. Handles are provided for ease in transport. Two pairs of adjustable height legs are hingedly attached at opposite ends of the table surface, the legs foldable into table surface's housing. A truss system provides support with flexible chord members extending between the paired legs parallel to the table surface, and diagonal members extending from each leg to the table surface. The table is provided with a face rest extension inserted into the end of the table surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Inventor: Michael A. Gillotti