Coplanar Extension Surface Patents (Class 108/65)
  • Patent number: 11433528
    Abstract: A portable work bench that is configured to be transitioned from a folded position to a deployed position. The portable work bench of the present invention includes a frame wherein the frame includes a first set of vertical support members and a second set of vertical support members. A pair of opposing upper support members are superposed the first vertical support members and second vertical support members. A work bench surface member is secured to the upper support members. The work bench surface member further includes a pair of opposing board support members on opposing ends thereof. The portable work bench includes a first set of extension members and a second set of extension members extending outward from opposing side of the frame. The first set of extension members second set of extension members each have a void operable to have releasably secured therein a receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Christopher Crom
  • Patent number: 10807505
    Abstract: A seating assembly includes a shell assembly having a seat base coupled with a seatback. A base assembly is operably coupled with the shell assembly. The base assembly includes an outer portion defining an opening and an engagement slot. An inner portion is positioned through the opening of the outer portion. The inner portion includes a sidewall defining a receiving well. A barrel is positioned around the inner portion. The barrel defines a track extending helically from a lower end of the barrel to an upper end of the barrel. A bearing is received by the engagement slot, the receiving well, and the track. The bearing is movable along the engagement slot and the track simultaneously. An actuator is operably coupled with the barrel and is configured to rotate the barrel. Rotation of the barrel is configured to vertically translate the inner portion relative to the outer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christian J. Hosbach, John Wayne Jaranson, Kevin VanNieulande, Patrick Maloney, Vishal Vinayak Nageshkar, Sangram Tamhankar, Johnathan Andrew Line, Jonathan Paul Weiler
  • Patent number: 10340736
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission device includes a mounting member, first and second terminals mounted on the mounting member and a transmission coil connected to the first and second terminals. The transmission coil includes an outer transmission coil and an inner transmission coil extending from the outer transmission coil and having a radius less than that of the outer transmission coil, and a distance between the outer transmission coil and the inner transmission coil is in a range from 20 mm to 30 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Su Ho Bae
  • Patent number: 10263437
    Abstract: A tabletop mobile device recharging station is capable of simultaneously recharging a plurality of electronic devices including laptops, mobile phones, and tablets. A plurality of retractable power harnesses enable recharging through USB cables by transmission of a variable quantity of electrical energy following compliance with a predetermined condition, i.e., payment of a fee. The recharging station is also capable of wireless recharging and direct conversion of AC to appropriate levels of DC current to effect recharging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick R. Troncone, Arman Generoso Troncone, Christopher Michael Arkwright
  • Patent number: 10236719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power control method and device in a wireless power transmission system. According to the present invention, even if a CEP packet is not transmitted from a wireless power reception device over a certain period of time, a wireless power transmission device may additionally determine whether the wireless power reception device is located in a charging area and sustainably perform charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GE HYBRID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Kil Jung, Soon Sang Kwon
  • Patent number: 10021968
    Abstract: A rotary support includes a rotating member, a supporting member, an upper wire, a lower wire and a mounting base, the supporting member is held in the mounting base, the rotating member is inserted into the mounting base and rotatable relative to the supporting member, the upper wire is received in the rotating member and provided with an upper connector, the lower wire is received in the supporting member and provided with a lower connector, the upper connector and the lower connector is provided with a conductive recess and a conductive pin that are engaged one another. The upper wire can be freely rotated relative to the lower wire, thus the wires may not be damaged during the rotation of the table, and the rotation may not restricted by the wires. The connectors of the wires may be connected automatically to simplify the installation of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Dongguan Eagle Smart Home Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zongpu Liu, Wei Lu
  • Patent number: 9923402
    Abstract: An inductive charging device is provided, in particular a hand-held power tool inductive charging device, which includes an inductive charging unit which is provided for transferring energy in a coupled state with an induction battery. It is provided that the inductive charging device includes a fastening unit which is provided, at least in part, for coupling the inductive charging unit to the at least one induction battery and/or to at least one external unit in at least one state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Breitenbach, Dragan Krupezevic, Juergen Mack, Guenter Lohr, Marcin Rejman
  • Patent number: 9871400
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power control method and device in a wireless power transmission system. According to the present invention, even if a CEP packet is not transmitted from a wireless power reception device over a certain period of time, a wireless power transmission device may additionally determine whether the wireless power reception device is located in a charging area and sustainably perform charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: HANRIM POSTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun Kil Jung, Soon Sang Kwon
  • Patent number: 9681745
    Abstract: A portable detachable counter extension system uniquely mounts on top of an already existing surface including but not limited to a counter, bookshelf, radiator cover, bathroom vanity or any other suitable existing suitable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Pam Goldman
  • Patent number: 9289091
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for providing a pressed beverage using a press and lid system. In one aspect, a beverage material is pressed to the bottom of a beverage container by means of a press ring including a filter. The walls of the beverage container exert a force on the press ring, folding flaps (perimeter portions) that are attached to the press ring by means of a flexible attachment member. Any beverage material or other debris that is not collected by the filter in the press ring is collected by a filter in the lid. Other variations and features consistent with the present invention exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Smartcup, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Baccetti
  • Patent number: 9254034
    Abstract: A combination dining turntable includes a base unit (10) and a rotary unit (20) mounted on the base unit. The base unit has an endless shape and includes a plurality of connecting plates (11) connected with each other and with each having a rectangular or sector shape. Each of the connecting plates has a first end provided with at least one first connecting portion (13) and a second end provided with at least one second connecting portion (14). The rotary unit has an endless shape and includes a plurality of curved connecting pieces (21) connected with each other. Each of the connecting pieces has a first side provided with at least one first linking portion (22) and a second side provided with at least one second linking portion (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Welter's Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Walter W. Hsu
  • Patent number: 8966687
    Abstract: A joint assembly for forming a two part radiation therapy treatment table is disclosed. The treatment table includes a patient support panel to which one portion of the joint assembly is secured, and a table extension panel to which another portion of the joint assembly is secured. The joint assembly self-aligns, self levels, is immediately stable, and locks automatically by its weight and downward pressure. The joint assembly also includes an automatic failsafe secondary lock that resists joint release if upward forces are applied. Disengaging the secondary lock requires and results in no displacement of the two panels. Upon separation of the two panels the lock resets automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: CIVCO Medical Instruments Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Roger F. Wilson, Charles Klasson, Bruce Ribble
  • Patent number: 8875639
    Abstract: A modular conference table allows meeting participants and office staff to quickly and effectively change the length of the conference table as the needs of the meeting participants change. The table includes a tabletop assembly including a first end-top, a second end-top, and a modular insert top. Additionally, modular conference table includes a leg assembly. upholding the tabletop assembly. The legs assembly includes two terminal supports and center supports. The modular conference table can be expanded in order to accommodate the needs of the user by adding an additional number of modular insert tops, modesty panels, and center supports. Thus, the table allows attendees of meetings and office staff to adjust the size of a conference table according to the size of the space or the needs of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Regency Seating, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Summerville
  • Patent number: 8863673
    Abstract: An outdoor table is divided into two or more sections to allow one or more heaters to be placed and accessed within the perimeter of the table top without removing any support parts of the table. The table top includes at least one aperture through which a heater projects. Each section of the table may be hinged to one or more adjacent sections at one or both ends of the separation between the sections so that the table sections may be swung open and closed. The hinging mechanisms may have a removable pin or bolt that may be removed to open the table from either side of the separation. The table sections may be used as a stand-alone table when detached from each other. One or more inserts may be used to cover the aperture, to change the size of the aperture, or to accommodate additional table features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Diepenbrock
  • Patent number: 8671850
    Abstract: A convertible table has a modesty panel pivotally coupled to a tabletop by a hinge fixed to the tabletop. The modesty panel is slidably coupled to the hinge and movable towards and away from the tabletop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mity-Lite, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Smith, Grant Rogers
  • Patent number: 8640892
    Abstract: A pivoting storage apparatus that is adapted to storage structures such as cabinets, refrigerators, and the like, whose horizontal interior storage surfaces are generally rectangular. The shelving system is presented in the form of a shelf accessory, in addition to use as an independent storage platform. A portion of the rotary shelving is capable of being manually drawn out of the confines of the storage structure's interior by the user, thereby enabling easy access to shelf contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph A. Polizzi, Michael T. Kane
  • Publication number: 20140007797
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a platform. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a set of support members associated with the structure, and a set of adjustment members. An adjustment member in the set of adjustment members is associated with a corresponding support member in the set of support members. The adjustment member is configured to adjust an angle between the corresponding support member and the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph W. Rees, Robert Erik Grip, Christopher K. Droney, Deborah Ann Beron-Rawdon
  • Patent number: 8584598
    Abstract: A collapsible table includes two end table sections and an intermediate table section each having an upper substantially planar surface and a lower surface. Each table section is comprise of two substantially equal halves hinged together along the length of the table section whereby the two halves can be moved between an operative position wherein the table section exhibits a continuous upper substantially planar surface and an inoperative folded position wherein the lower surfaces of each half are in substantial contact. The inner edges of each table section include a plurality of holes therein which allows the table section to be temporarily connected to an adjacent table section through the use of rods that fit into the holes. A plurality of legs is adapted to be temporarily connected to the underside of each table section. A carrying bag capable of containing said table therein and including a handle for carrying the same is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Barbara Derkoski
  • Patent number: 8517190
    Abstract: A pivoting storage apparatus that is adapted to storage structures such as cabinets, refrigerators, and the like, whose horizontal interior storage surfaces are generally rectangular. The shelving system is presented in the form of a shelf accessory, in addition to use as an independent storage platform. A portion of the rotary shelving is capable of being manually drawn out of the confines of the storage structure's interior by the user, thereby enabling easy access to shelf contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph A. Polizzi, Michael T. Kane
  • Patent number: 8421407
    Abstract: Inductively coupled work surfaces with integrated primary coils are provided. Power is inductively coupled from a work surface with an integrated primary coil to a handheld device containing a secondary coil. The inductively coupled work surface may be a home work surface, an ergonomic industrial work bench, a work surface installed in the interior of a vehicle, or a collapsible work surface accessible from the exterior of a vehicle. Primary coils integrated into a work surface may provide varying amounts of power. Devices containing secondary coils, such as laptop computers, PDAs, cell phones, and power tools, are charged when placed on the work surface where primary coils are integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventor: LeRoy Johnson
  • Patent number: 8347796
    Abstract: A furniture system, method of assembling furniture for a work space, and a fastening apparatus for interconnecting furniture components include one or more fastening devices. Each fastening device includes a body that has a channel sized and configured to receive a first rail. Each fastening device also includes at least one of a connector assembly and an opening formed in the body for attaching the fastening device to at least one other furniture component. The connector assembly and the opening in the body are sized and configured so that the other furniture components are positioned such that at least one of their height and length extend in a direction substantially perpendicular to the length of the first rail, such as a direction that is mostly perpendicular to the length of the first rail. Other embodiments of the fastening device may include variations in configurations to the connector assembly or body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Knoll, Inc.
    Inventors: Masamichi Udagawa, Sigrid Moeslinger, Wallace Bullwinkle
  • Publication number: 20120097077
    Abstract: A furniture piece has a body, a surface, at least one moveable leg, and at least one stationary leg. The surface is in communication with the body and has a surface portion and a leaf portion. The leaf portion is moveable in relation to the surface portion. The at least one moveable leg is in communication with the body and is moveable between a retracted position and an extended position. The at least one moveable leg in the extended position is operable to provide structural support to the leaf portion. The at least one stationary leg is in communication with the body. The at least one stationary leg is affixed to the body such that the at least one stationary leg remains stationary in relation to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: DMI MANAGEMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Arthit Surinlert
  • Patent number: 8146517
    Abstract: A platform element that is connectable to a secondary structure using a clip that is adapted to be installed in a storage position or a use position with respect to the platform element. The platform element includes a substantially planar panel and at least one upstanding wall that extends generally downward from the panel and is adapted to space the panel from an external support surface. The clip is adapted to connect the upstanding wall to the secondary structure when the clip is in the use position. A receptacle is formed on an underside of the panel. The receptacle is adapted to engage the clip to maintain the clip in a fixed position with respect to the panel when the clip is in the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Structural Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Masser, Matt Janowak
  • Patent number: 8079553
    Abstract: A peripheral device support assembly. The peripheral device support assembly includes two detachable armrest and support tray adapted to be attached to each arm of an office chair. The detachable armrest and support tray includes a mount for securing the armrest support unit to a chair arm and a first portion hingedly attached to the mount for allowing the first portion to swivel in relation to the mount. The detachable armrest and support tray also includes a second portion pivotally connected to the second portion such that the first portion folds back over a second portion for storage. A tray spans the distance between the second portion of each detachable armrest and support tray to provide additional workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Steve Martin
  • Publication number: 20110271877
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a protective device for mounting to a tabletop or countertop. Some embodiments comprise a slab member having at least three corner regions, the slab member being adapted to overlay at least a portion of a tabletop or countertop. Some embodiments may also comprise a plurality of position-fixing members disposed at a plurality of the at least three corner regions, wherein the position-fixing members are adapted to fixedly engage the slab member with the tabletop or countertop in a fixed relation. Some embodiments may also include an adapter region comprising a portion of the peripheral area of the slab member disposed between one or more of the plurality of position-fixing members and one or more peripheral edges of the slab member, wherein the adapter region is configured to receive a mountable food preparation device in a clamping relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Dominic Frisina
  • Publication number: 20110155021
    Abstract: One embodiment of the folding desk includes a rectangular desktop having a first major side edge, an opposing second major side edge, a first minor side edge, and an opposing second minor side edge. A first desktop support subunit, a second desktop support subunit, and a privacy panel are each pivotally connected to the same major surface of the desktop. The first desktop support subunit pivots on a first pivot axis that is proximate and substantially parallel the first minor side edge. The second desktop support subunit pivots on a second pivot axis that is proximate and substantially parallel the second minor side edge. The privacy panel is pivotally connected to the desktop at a location proximate to the second major side edge. The first pivot axis is a greater distance from the desktop than the second pivot axis, allowing the folding desk to assume a relatively compact folded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: CWG INC.
    Inventor: Christopher W. GEITNER
  • Patent number: 7950336
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a table assembly, a jointed table, and a method of creating a clean interstice between adjacent tables. More particularly, this disclosure relates to the use of both male and female support connectors where the male connector includes a junction plate and the female connector includes a spacer and a holder plate to create a female connector space. In another embodiment, silicone joints and industrial grade stainless steel plate are used. A method of creating a clean joint by depositing silicone in an interstice between adjacent tables is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Aero Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Phillips
  • Patent number: 7849803
    Abstract: An expandable table of the type in which a number of table top sections are caused to move outwardly and expand upon rotation of the table top and a center alignment assembly for such an expandable table. The center alignment assembly includes a first plate member adapted to be secured to a center portion of a guide plate of the expandable table, a plurality of fasteners arranged to be attached to the plate member to define a plurality of receiving structures, and a plurality of second plate members adapted to be secured to each of a plurality of separate table top sections moveably arranged over a top surface of the guide plate, wherein each of the plurality of second plate members includes a projecting member adapted to be received in one of the receiving structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Century Furniture LLC
    Inventor: James R. Conley
  • Publication number: 20090223423
    Abstract: A mechanism and method for storing and deploying an expansion portion of a surface is provided. The mechanism is configured so as to raise and lower a storable expansion surface portion with respect to an adjacent surface portion, allowing the storable expansion surface portion to be stored behind the adjacent surface portion when a smaller surface area is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: David O. Meyers
  • Patent number: 7555989
    Abstract: A modular table system formed of modular tables of identical design that can be interleaved to form a larger table. Each individual table utilizes a multi-level tabletop having a top with at least one cutout mounted to a base with at least one cutout, the top and base having nearly identical construction with open areas formed in each that align with corresponding shapes in adjacent tables to permit overlapping and interlacing of the tables to create a sturdy, larger table. The modular tables can be interlaced to form a modular table system with a variety of shapes and patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: Brad J. Sherman
  • Patent number: 7509913
    Abstract: A table bridge made of sheet steel. The bridge has a metal span that overlaps the tabletops and joins them like a bridge. The bridge butts up to the sides of both tables with a curved wall on the underside of the bridge that is the same diameter as the 36? round tables. The top surface area overlaps the tops of the tables enough to disperse the downward pressure over a wide enough area to be stable. This bridge can be installed in seconds over two tables and, just as quickly can be removed if two separate tables are needed later. The bridges can be stored on the wall. Another variation allows the bridges to be centered on a table to enlarge that table's surface area and seating capacity. Another variation allows a centered bridge to abut another centered bridge and be joined with side pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Inventor: Franklin Eagle
  • Patent number: 7455018
    Abstract: An expandable table of the type in which a number of table top sections are caused to move outwardly and expand on rotation of the table top. The table top sections are coupled to a guide plate, which defines the positions between which the sections move. The guide plate is mounted for rotation and engages low friction rub blocks mounted along the inner perimeter of the outer edge of the table. The table top sections themselves are mounted on guides, which are at least partially received in the guide plate. Once the table top sections have been moved into the expanded configuration by rotation of the table top, table leaves are inserted in the spaces between adjacent table top sections to form a larger contiguous table surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Century Furniture LLC
    Inventors: James R. Conley, Andrew D. Rudisill
  • Patent number: 7311047
    Abstract: An expanding table of the type in which a number of table top sections are caused to move outwardly and expand on rotation of the table top. The table top sections are coupled to a guide plate, which defines the positions between which the sections move. The guide plate is mounted for rotation and engages low friction rub blocks mounted along the inner perimeter of the outer edge of the table. The table top sections themselves are mounted on guides, which are at least partially received in the guide plate. Once the table top sections have been moved into the expanded configuration by rotation of the table top, table leaves are inserted in the spaces between adjacent table top sections to form a larger contiguous table surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Century Furniture LLC
    Inventors: James R. Conley, Andrew D. Rudisill
  • Publication number: 20070277710
    Abstract: A modular conference table may be expanded from an assembly of two identical end sections by adding one or more extension sections with all configurations utilizing the same connection assemblies. The two and three module tables use the same single center leg. The use of structural connecting blocks at the joints between the extension section and each of the end sections obviates the need for additional supporting legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Daniel G. Gray, Steven D. Weinfurter
  • Patent number: 7234604
    Abstract: A configurable display rack and rack kits include one or more rack systems, shelves, and/or hangers. In one particular embodiment, the rack systems include display structures mounted to bases. A display structure is formed with a mesh backing in an inner area defined by an outer perimeter of the display structure. This mesh backing can be capable of supporting hangers, and shelving slots distributed around the perimeter of the display structure is capable of supporting bracketed shelves. In particular instances, the mesh backing is removable from the display structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: McLane Company Inc.
    Inventor: Darrin S. Eisele
  • Patent number: 7226125
    Abstract: A table includes a first table top section and a second table top section A magnet is positioned on the first table top section and a lock block is positioned on the opposing second table top section. The opposing first and second table top sections are magnetically locked together to form the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Biofit Engineered Products
    Inventors: James W. Frobose, Timothy J. Critton
  • Patent number: 7107913
    Abstract: A modular terrain assembly generally provides cooperating modular boards. Each board has a worksurface on a base, with the base elevated on legs. A tongue along an edge of one board is received into a groove along the edge of an adjacent board, thereby enabling a unified worksurface. The tongue and groove arrangement further includes alignment members for a more precise arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 7107914
    Abstract: A modular table system formed of modular tables of identical design that can be interleaved to form a larger table. Each individual table utilizes a multi-level tabletop having a top mounted to a base, the top and base having nearly identical construction with an open area formed in each that aligns with the corresponding shape in adjacent tables to permit overlapping and interlacing of the tables to create a sturdy, larger table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Brad J. Sherman
  • Patent number: 7004082
    Abstract: An outdoor table and chair set in which the tabletop of the table is constructed to include a plurality of polygonal tabletop box panels abutted against one another and defining a center hole for the mounting of the shank of a parasol, each tabletop box panel having a polygonal open chamber, a plurality of frames respectively detachably mounted in the polygonal open chambers of the polygonal tabletop box panels, and a plurality of ornamental glass cover plates respectively detachably mounted in the frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Jim Chi Hsiang Yang
  • Patent number: 6994032
    Abstract: An expanding table of the type in which a number of table top sections are caused to move outwardly and expand on rotation of the table top. The table top sections are coupled to a guide plate, which defines the positions between which the sections move. The guide plate is mounted for rotation and engages low friction rub blocks mounted along the inner perimeter of the outer edge of the table. The table top sections themselves are mounted on guides, which are at least partially received in the guide plate. Once the table top sections have been moved into the expanded configuration by rotation of the table top, table leaves are inserted in the spaces between adjacent table top sections to form a larger contiguous table surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Century Furniture, LLC.
    Inventors: James R. Conley, Andrew D Rudisill
  • Patent number: 6907829
    Abstract: An extension for a shelf, the shelf having a substantially planar top surface, a plurality of holes in the top surface, and a front edge. The extension includes a substantially planar shelf portion having a front, back, and left and right sides. The front of the planar shelf portion has a curved portion between the left and right sides. A plurality of downward extending tabs are under the planar shelf portion and are arranged in alignment with corresponding holes in a shelf. A lip extends downward from the curved portion of the planar shelf portion. When the extension is installed on a shelf, the tabs engage the holes in the shelf and the planar shelf portion is substantially parallel with and on the planar top surface of the shelf and the lip is positioned in front of the shelf front lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: mii, inc.
    Inventors: John Bambach, Ernest Spencer
  • Patent number: 6883881
    Abstract: A portable kitchen is described and which includes a kitchen surface having a food preparation area and first and second sink areas defined by the kitchen surface; and a heat resistant surface which can be releasably mounted in a plurality of operable orientations relative to the kitchen surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: GSI Sports Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt F. Gauss
  • Patent number: 6874430
    Abstract: A stationary power tool extension table includes a transparent support plate for positioning against a first side of a built-in table on a stationary power tool. Side plates are connected to an edge of the support plate for positioning against adjacent sides of the built-in table. The support plate is hinged to a frame with an open top and an open bottom. Height adjustable legs are attached to the frame for positioning the support plate level with the built-in table. Slide connectors on the frame and the side plates connect the side plates to the support plate, and enable the side plates to slide horizontally against the sides of the built-in table. A removable tray is supported within the frame by a flange around the bottom of the frame. When the tray is removed, a light may be positioned under the support plate to illuminate a work piece from below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventor: Daniel Robert James McCandless
  • Publication number: 20040035333
    Abstract: Table comprising a fixed worktop (10) under which there are attached the legs for the support thereof, as well as a pull-out, ie. extractable extension (30). The means (20) used to link the fixed worktop (10) with the extension (30) comprise members (21, 23) that are attached on respective section planes (13, 32) and are provided with interacting part (22, 24) extending along an axis (Z) that is orthogonal to said inclined section planes (13, 32). In this manner, the sole and only operation that has to be carried out in order to extract to retract the extension (30) is a rotation by 180° about said axis (Z). The fixed worktop is preferably either rectangular or square while the same worktop and the extensions can even be made with crystal panes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: Luciano Lucatello
  • Patent number: 6694895
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a tray which includes a base having an upwardly opening open-ended groove and a member slidable in the groove for limited right-to-left and left-to-right movements in a horizontal plane. Upper surfaces of the base and the slidable member lie substantially in a common plane such that at least two input devices, such as a keyboard and a mouse, can be supported thereon on substantially the same horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Charles A. Gillis
  • Patent number: 6644370
    Abstract: A device for enlarging a machine table of a machine tool has a rectangular table plate having an end face which can be attached to an edge of the machine table via a retaining device. The retaining device includes a supporting strip which can be fixed to the machine table edge and bears against the latter essentially over the entire length of the supporting strip. Two cap screws project from the supporting strip. Two suspension slots are defined on an underside of the table plate. The suspension slots are open at the bottom for receiving the cap screws in a positive-locking engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Georg Aigner
  • Publication number: 20030172852
    Abstract: An extension for a shelf, the shelf having a substantially planar top surface, a plurality of holes in the top surface, and a front edge. The extension includes a substantially planar shelf portion having a front, back, and left and right sides. The front of the planar shelf portion has a curved portion between the left and right sides. A plurality of downward extending tabs are under the planar shelf portion and are arranged in alignment with corresponding holes in a shelf. A lip extends downward from the curved portion of the planar shelf portion. When the extension is installed on a shelf, the tabs engage the holes in the shelf and the planar shelf portion is substantially parallel with and on the planar top surface of the shelf and said lip is positioned in front of the shelf front lip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: John Bambach, Ernest Spencer
  • Publication number: 20030131766
    Abstract: A temporary collapsible stage having a plurality of individual platforms. Each individual platform has a top square portion and four corner portions. Adjustable telescopic legs secure these individual platforms to each other. Each adjustable telescopic leg has an inner leg member and an outer leg member both having a generally cross-shaped configuration. The corner portions of each platform can be inserted into and secured within the inner leg member of the adjustable telescopic leg, and the inner leg is in turn inserted into and secured within the outer leg member. The inner leg member and the outer leg member are provided with a plurality of pinholes for securing these leg members together. The height of each adjustable telescopic leg is adjusted by sliding the inner leg member with respect to the outer leg member and securing these leg members in the desired position by inserting pins into the appropriate pinholes of both leg members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventor: Yakov Petlakh
  • Publication number: 20030070595
    Abstract: A work station system provides an interrupted expanse either side of the of the system allowing the free movement of workers therealong. Basically a worker cab be seated and move a chair along the system without interference with legs. Two longitudinal beams span the length of the system and cooperate with the end supports to form a box-like structure. The beam can be braced intermediate the length by bracing members mechanically fastened thereto, These components cooperate to form a base to which work surfaces are secured. Power and communication calling is provided in the center passage between the beams. A clear span in excess of four meters may be provided between the end supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventor: Jonathan Crinion
  • Patent number: 6497184
    Abstract: A pivoting structure for joining and supporting two co-planar surfaces (52) that pivot independently around a fixed point between the tables at one end on a pivot assembly (35). The co-planar surfaces are supported at the opposite end by a support leg (54) that provides rotation quickly and easily by one person by means of a pivoting wheel (62). An array of positions can be fixed by means of a wheel brake lever (60). The pivot assembly is supported with a pivot support (28) and a base (22). The pivoting structure's geometry is such that multiple similar structures can be configured modularly to provide an even greater variety of practical positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Inventor: W. Scott Whitesitt