End Sections Secured Mutually Or To Insert Patents (Class 108/89)
  • Patent number: 10266998
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a panel of a bridge platform or other scaffolding to an underlying cable for supporting the panel. First and second plates are hingedly joined. A member is attached to and extends from the first plate to a free end portion, wherein the member is adapted to be passed downwardly through a panel and cradle a cable passing below the panel then to be passed upwardly back through the opening then through an aperture in the second plate. A wedge is slidably receivable between ledges on the free end portion and the second plate for wedgedly retaining the member in the aperture. A member is attached to the second plate in a position such that it retains the wedge inseparable from the plates. The plates and wedge are inseparable from each other in each of latched and unlatched states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Paul Kristen, Inc.
    Inventors: Lambros Apostolopoulos, Paul Apostolopoulos, Davy E. Passucci
  • Patent number: 9161623
    Abstract: A tabletop linking device for removably linking together a perimeter edge of a first table to an abutting perimeter edge of an adjacent second table. Each perimeter edge has a perimeter lip member extending away from a bottom surface of the corresponding tabletop. The second table includes a recess along an inner wall of the perimeter lip. A connection member is pivotally connected to a base member on the bottom surface of the first table. The connection member rotates between a stowed position and a latched position. In the latched position, the ridge engages the recess to removably link the perimeter edge of the first and second tables together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Zhuhai Shichang Metals Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Sheng Lin
  • Publication number: 20120103235
    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 present invention 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 invention 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: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: REGENCY SEATING, INC.
    Inventor: AARON SUMMERVILLE
  • Patent number: 7784414
    Abstract: A shelving system includes a primary panel having a top side, a bottom side, a back edge, a front edge, a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge. The bottom side includes a plurality of guides. Each of a pair of secondary panels has an upper surface and a lower surface. A plurality of engaging members is attached to the upper surfaces of the secondary panels. The guides receive the engaging members and slidably couple the secondary panels to the primary panel. The secondary panels each have an inner edge and an outer edge. The outer edges are aligned with a respective one of the first or second lateral edges to define a stored position. The outer edges are extended outwardly from the primary panel to define an extended position. Each of the secondary panels has one of a pair of supports attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Raquel Torres
  • Publication number: 20070175368
    Abstract: Several slide rail locks for use with a slide rail assembly for an extendable table are disclosed, each including a clamping mechanism to prevent the slide rails from sliding in a clamping position and allow the slide rails to slide in a released position. A distinctive slide rail assembly is also disclosed which uses rollers to facilitate smooth extension and retraction of the rails, and with which one of the slide rail locks is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventor: Ervin E. Yoder
  • Patent number: 6729243
    Abstract: An extendable table having a stowable leaf member. The table includes a first table section having a first table surface and a second table section having a second table surface. The second table section is movably coupled to the first table section in a coplanar relationship. A leaf member is further provided and is selectively positionable in an operable position between the first table surface and the second table surface and a stowed position below the table surface. A pivoting assembly couples the leaf member to the first and second table sections and permits the leaf member to rotate about a generally vertical axis and a generally horizontal axis between an operable position and a stowed position. When in this stowed position, the leaf member is generally nestled along the underside of the extendable table out of sight of a guest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: La-Z-Boy Incorporated
    Inventor: Timothy L. Annas
  • Patent number: 5823119
    Abstract: A pull-out table having two leaf sections. Each leaf section can be displaced in parallel along in each case one curved control path in such a manner relative to a stationary pull-out axis which both leaf sections have in common that the separating edge of each leaf section is aligned along the whole movement path always at a right angle to the common stationary pull-out axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: Matthias Fischer
  • Patent number: 5711229
    Abstract: An extensible table comprises a foldable board and a pair of basis structures, at least one of which is mounted on wheels, the two basis structures rigidly support respective end portions of the foldable board and are displaceable between a first operative condition in which they are spaced apart from each other, with the foldable board fully extended, and a second operative condition in which they are adjacent to each other, with the foldable board folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Pro-Cord S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giancarlo Piretti
  • Patent number: 5182996
    Abstract: An apparatus for interconnecting table tops and table leaves comprises a number of complementary bracket assemblies and thumbscrew fasteners mounted to juxtaposed table tops or leaves. The bracket assemblies include a bracket having a pivot end, a connection end, and a first slot defining an arcuate opening between the two ends. The bracket is pivotably connected at its pivot end to a first table top. A fastener extending through the first slot and fastened to the table top limits the degree of pivoting of the bracket between a first position in which the bracket projects beyond the edge of the first table top and a second position in which the bracket is retracted completely beneath the first table top. A second slot is defined at the connection end of the bracket for engaging one of the thumbscrew fasteners in the second table top. In one embodiment, the second slot provides for linear engagement, requiring extension of the bracket and then physical movement of the table tops together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Assignee: Ditto Sales, Inc
    Inventor: David R. Gutgsell
  • Patent number: 5144888
    Abstract: A combined table includes a plurality of individual table surfaces interconnected to form a multi-unit table in which additional table and/or table top elements are coupled to a main table by a plurality of coupling members. Each of the coupling members includes a snap-type fastener and extends from one mounting bar positioned beneath the main table to another mounting bar positioned beneath the additional table and/or table top element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Protoned B.V.
    Inventors: Klaus A. Heine, Uwe Fischer
  • Patent number: 4512607
    Abstract: Detachably mounted patient serving trays. A pair of laterally extensible handle members are slidably mounted at opposite ends of a base member that provides a support surface for food or other items disposed thereatop. Clamping members specifically designed to releasably engage tubular structures are fixedly secured and depend to each handle member so that preselected tubular portions of a bed, chair, wheelchair, or other bodily support structure may be releasably engaged by such clamping members. The handle members are positionable in an infinite plurality of functional positions of adjustment so that the tray may be used in conjunction with bodily support structures of differing sizes and shapes. The design also permits storage of the tray on the frame of any bodily support structure of tubular construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1985
    Inventor: Edward D. Rapp