Detachable Enlarging Or Substitute Surface Patents (Class 108/90)
  • Patent number: 10856669
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a protective covering, which includes a cover portion, an elongated piece of fabric, a first coupling mechanism, and a second coupling mechanism. The cover portion is for a seat cushion. The elongated piece of fabric extends from the cover portion. The first coupling mechanism couples the cover portion to a first end of the elongated piece of fabric. The second coupling mechanism is configured to couple the cover portion to a second end of the elongated piece of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: OUTER, INC.
    Inventors: Terry Kang Lin, Jiake Liu, Patrick Ryan
  • Patent number: 10849443
    Abstract: A table cover. The table cover includes a flexible base having a perimeter edge that can secure to a table such that an entirety of an upper surface of the table is covered by the base. A pair of panels are pivotally affixed to opposing ends of the base, wherein the pair of panels include a plurality of pockets on an exterior surface of the panel. At least one of the panels includes a thermally insulated lining therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Kimberly Windorski, Gregory Windorski
  • Patent number: 10842258
    Abstract: A variable height platform system comprises a frame assembly, at least two leg assemblies, a drive mechanism, and a sensor. The frame assembly is configured to support and be removably connected to a tabletop. The drive mechanism is configured to either extend or retract each leg assembly in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis to set a height of the frame assembly in an elevated position for use. The sensor is configured to sense position and movement of a user in a predetermined area including an area of the variable height platform system and an area proximate the variable height platform system. The controller is operatively connected to the sensor and drive mechanism. The controller is configured to operate the drive mechanism in response to the sensor sensing the position and movement of the user in the predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: FELLOWES, INC.
    Inventors: Shawn Michael Applegate, Tai Hoon K. Matlin, James Edward Losser, Mark R. Gartz, Peter Maletich, Dipan Pravin Surati, Vadim Romanovich
  • Patent number: 10827859
    Abstract: Various implementations include an extended repeated-use table cover device. The device includes a roller, a non-silicone mat, an enclosure, a table mount, and a winding mechanism. An outer surface of the roller is coupled to a first mat end such that rotation of the roller about a roller axis causes the mat to wind around the outer surface of the roller. An outer surface of the enclosure defines an opening extending from the outer surface to a cavity defined by an inner surface of the enclosure. The roller is disposed within the cavity, and the mat is extendable through the opening. The cavity is fillable with a cleaning liquid. The winding mechanism is for rotating the roller from an extended position to a retracted position. The mat is durable enough to be used for at least three months under expected standard use without needing to be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Automat Partners, LLC
    Inventors: Madison Luker, Gerina Kim, Alyssa Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10750865
    Abstract: A protective cover apparatus that disposes around a furniture member is provided. The apparatus includes a pair of deformable panels coupled together. Each panel has an outer covering with an inner cavity and an inner assembly disposed therein. Each outer covering in the pair of panels has a front face, a rear face, a top face, a bottom face and a pair of side faces. The first side face of the first panel is coupled to one of the pair of side faces in the second panel, and the second side face of the first panel is coupled to another one of the pair of side faces in the second panel to form a connected panel assembly. The connected panel assembly is disposed around the furniture member so that the pair of panels conform to and extend along the perimeter of the furniture member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: R Deborah Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Roxane Deborah Harper
  • Patent number: 10565875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for parking assist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mando Corporation
    Inventor: Hyeong Min Woo
  • Patent number: 10448766
    Abstract: A tablecloth. The tablecloth includes a flexible base having a perimeter edge, wherein the perimeter edge includes a securement member therein for removably securing the base to a table surface, such that a lower surface of the base rests flush against the table surface. The base further includes a plurality of inserts embedded within the base at intervals, wherein the inserts conform to an edge of the table to further secure and align the base with the table surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Priscilla Bass, Bruce D. Bass
  • Patent number: 10448767
    Abstract: The sports-themed, modular table covering is a modular textile that is configured for use with a table. The sports-themed, modular table covering is used as a table cloth. The sports-themed, modular table covering displays a carpet image with a sporting motif. The carpet image is formed as a loop surface that is compatible with hook and loop fastening technology. The loop surface receives an individual interchangeable image selected from a plurality of interchangeable images. Each selected individual interchangeable image is removably attached to the loop surface using a hook and loop fastening technology. Each selected individual interchangeable image is a logo associated with the selected sports motif of the carpet image. The sports-themed, modular table covering comprises an artificial turf carpet and a plurality of interchangeable images. In a second potential embodiment of the disclosure, the sports-themed, modular table covering further comprises a drape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Clifton Williams
  • Patent number: 10431084
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for parking assist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Hyeong Min Woo
  • Patent number: 10321777
    Abstract: A table cover may comprise a sheet, a drawstring housing, a drawstring disposed at least partially within the drawstring housing, and at least one slit in the sheet and/or the drawstring housing configured to accept at least one end of the drawstring. In some embodiments, the drawstring housing may be coupled to the sheet. In some embodiments, the drawstring housing may be detached from the sheet and attachable to the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Frances Simmons-Ellis
  • Patent number: 10301802
    Abstract: An article for protecting a countertop surrounding a sink is comprised of at least a top layer of absorbent material, capable of absorbing liquids, and a water-resistant layer. The article has at least three primary segments: one bottom, transverse segment, and two side segments generally arranged in a “U” shape and defining an opening between them. The width of the article is adjustable to fit sinks of different widths or diameters. To make the article narrower, a portion of the bottom, transverse segment is folded and fastened with at least one manually releasable fastener that has been previously affixed to the bottom transverse segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Heather Pinkerton
  • Patent number: 10299618
    Abstract: A cover for an artificial tree pole includes a flexible substrate that has: a first surface and an opposite second surface, a first edge and an opposite second edge, and a first end and an opposite second end. A first decorative image is displayed on at least the first surface. A first coupling member is disposed on the first surface adjacent to the first edge. A second coupling member is disposed on the second surface adjacent to the second edge. The second coupling member is complimentary to the first coupling member and is engagable with the first coupling member so that when the flexible substrate is wrapped around the artificial tree pole, the first coupling member will be secured to the second coupling member. As a result, a portion of the artificial tree pole will be hidden behind the first decorative image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Ryan Kenny
  • Patent number: 10258525
    Abstract: A patient monitoring and repositioning system (10a) includes a mattress (26), a sheet (16) residing on an upper surface of the mattress (26), a housing (29) containing a drive mechanism (28), and a sensor (20) adapted to sense a position of a patient (22) resting on the mattress (26). The drive mechanism (28) is operable to pull the sheet (16) and thereby pull the patient (22) resting thereon. The housing (29) receives the sheet (16) through a slot (54). In the event that the patient (22) is in an undesirable position on the mattress (26) as detected by the sensor (20), a controller (24) directs the drive mechanism (28) to pull the sheet (16) so as to pull the patient thereon from the undesirable position to a desirable, predetermined position. The controller (24) may direct the drive mechanism (28) automatically or indicate the undesirable position to a caregiver so that the caregiver may direct the drive mechanism (28) accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, David Hornbach, Joseph Kummer, Timothy Savage
  • Patent number: 10245462
    Abstract: A sit box for use on a reformer exercise apparatus carriage is a unitary body having a rectangular flat top surface portion joining four curved portions. Each curved portion merges with one of an upright front wall, an upright back wall, an upright left side wall, and an upright right side wall. The walls terminate at a generally flat rectangular bottom parallel to the top surface portion. Each wall curves to merge with an adjacent wall. Each of the left and right side walls has an outwardly open vertical recess therein adjacent the front wall to receive within each recess one of a pair of shoulder stops projecting from the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Balanced Body, Inc.
    Inventor: Ken Endelman
  • Patent number: 10112637
    Abstract: A retractable tray is configured to be mounted on the wall of the basket of a shopping cart and includes a tray member that is moveable between a retracted position, where the tray member is located adjacent the wall of the basket, and an extended position, where the tray extends horizontally from the wall into the basket to form a shelf for supporting produce or other goods above the bottom of the basket. The retractable tray may be configured and dimensioned so as to not interfere with nesting of the cart in either the extended or retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Unarco Industries LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Wayne Campbell, William Timothy Harrison, Gregory Eric Dallen
  • Patent number: 10046909
    Abstract: The disclosed pads are engaged with dumpster supports to spread the weight of the dumpster over a large surface area and provide a relatively soft ground contact interface to prevent damage to paved surfaces on which the dumpster may be placed. The pads define a cavity complementary to the dumpster support and may be affixed to the support by straps or fasteners. The pads can be constructed of flexible material and distorted to open the cavity to receive the support, then relaxed to grip the support. The pads have a ground contact surface greater than a contact surface of the dumpster support and may include grooves in the ground contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Dumpster & Trailer Pads International, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Tullo
  • Patent number: 9999840
    Abstract: A table-top fort for use in conjunction with a table having a top surface that is supported above a ground surface. The table-top fort includes a top panel and a side panel. The top panel has an edge that extends substantially around the top panel. The top panel has a size and a shape that are substantially the same size and a shape of the top surface. The side panel engages the top panel and extends at least partially around the edge. The side panel has a lower edge, at least one opening formed therein and at least one partially transparent region formed therein. The opening is movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration. The table-top fort is placed over the table so that the top panel is above the top surface to form a substantially enclosed region beneath the table. The side panel other than the at least one partially transparent region is substantially non-transparent that is printed on the side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Mini-Kix, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerad Clough
  • Patent number: 9955811
    Abstract: A two-part tray apparatus that includes a base tray having a desk surface for drawing and writing and a food tray having four food compartments. A resilient bottom of the base tray may rest on a lap. The food tray is nestable into the base tray and is nonslideable relative to the base tray. The base tray includes a proximal side with no upwardly extending walls to make it easy for a child to write or draw on the desk surface. Strap units are included to anchor opposite ends of the tray apparatus or may be connected to each other to form a full length shoulder strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Elizabeth R. Volk, Brian G. Linehan
  • Patent number: 9833692
    Abstract: A games table features a unique corner assembly in which upper and lower corner members respectively embrace about upper and lower edges of an elongated perimeter frame member of the table and are clamped together to secure the frame member in place around a primary gameplay panel. Matable male and female features on the corner assemblies also enable stacking of two table top units to enable convenient switching of a games table between two modes of game play. Invertible caps of the corner units feature braces capable of receiving a second horizontal gameplay panel in a position over the primary gameplay panel. The main gameplay panel is double sided, whereby Inversion of the entire tabletop unit enables a second mode of gameplay. Alternatively, support arms of an upright gameplay unit featuring a basketball backboard or other upright panel are insertable into the corner units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Pavey, Leung Cheong Shing, Anthony Fiscella, Mak Siu Fung
  • Patent number: 9668589
    Abstract: A portable changing table is disclosed. The portable changing table comprises a flexible support material and a support pocket disposed within the flexible support material. A rigid planar material is disposed within the support pocket and rigidly supports the flexible support material. An extension extends from the flexible support material and forms a securing envelope configured to attach to a child safety seat or a child stroller. Securing straps attach to the flexible support material and are configured to attach the flexible support material to a child safety seat or a child stroller. The securing straps and securing envelope provide tension across the flexible support material to provide a rigidly supported substantially horizontal surface where a caregiver can change a diaper or clothes of the infant or small child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Nicole M. Cortez
  • Patent number: 9630270
    Abstract: A stud feed assembly for welding studs comprising a stud loader and a stud catcher. The stud loader comprises a first chute component and a second chute component, the first chute component having a greater diameter than the second chute component. The stud catcher comprises a receiving component and a vertical component, the receiving component being shaped to receive it stud such that the receiving component aligns the received stud in a substantially vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: New Rule Products, Inc
    Inventor: Gerald Martin
  • Patent number: 9611739
    Abstract: A tunnel seal including a body, inflatable from a folded position to an inflated position, multiple positioning straps coupled to the body, an inflow port fluidly connected to the body, a pressure relief valve fluidly connected to the body, and a hot stab receptacle fluidly connected to the inflow port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Philip L. Lundman
  • Patent number: 9295603
    Abstract: A table cover may include (A) a top portion; (B) a pair of opposing side portions on opposite sides of the top portion, each side portion including (i) a vertical side portion attached to a side edge of the top portion, and (ii) a horizontal side portion, attached to a lower edge of the vertical side portion, for extending under a supporting table; (C) a front portion attached to the front edge, of the top portion, at an upper edge of the front portion, the front portion having opposing front seam edges respectively attached to a respective side seam edges of a corresponding side portion, the front portion further including a vertical front face; and a flap attached to a lower edge of the vertical front face, and the flap extending under the supporting table. The flap may be defined within the front portion by a pair of slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Patrice Yvonne Selnow
  • Patent number: 9192228
    Abstract: A table expander is provided. The table expander includes a table top. The table top includes a top surface, a bottom surface and an outer edge. The table expander further includes a plurality of clamps attached to the bottom surface of the table top. The clamps may be oriented near the outer edge of the table top and may be equidistant to one another. The present invention may include two, three or four clamps. The table top may be placed on a table so that the clamps are surrounding the edges of the table. The clamps may be secured to the table, thereby securing the table top to the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Benjamin Albanese
  • Patent number: 8997661
    Abstract: A table top extension and method for increasing the table top surface area of an existing table. The table top extension includes at least first and second planar panel sections each having a first, inner peripheral edge and a second, outer peripheral edge. The first, inner peripheral edges include interlocking tongue and groove structure such that the first, inner peripheral edges can be locked together to form the table top extension having a combined table top area defined by at least the first and second planar panel sections. The second, outer peripheral edges of the first and second planar panel sections align to form an outer peripheral edge of the table top extension when the first and second panel sections are locked together with the interlocking tongue and groove structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: GRK Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Gary R. Kilday
  • Patent number: 8997658
    Abstract: A cover of rigid planar configuration is designed for removable placement on the open top of a wheelbarrow for complete closing thereof to protect materials that are oftentimes contained therein from environmental damage. In particular, curable materials such as cement, mortar and the like will begin to cure if left unattended for more than short periods of time and this problem is particularly troublesome in dry climates. The cover is provided with a depending lip for engaging the sides of the wheelbarrow to prevent the cover from siding movement on the wheelbarrow, and tie-down devices can be used to releasably secure the cover on the wheelbarrow. In addition to protecting the contents of the wheelbarrow, the planar surface of the cover can provide a convenient work surface of use on a job site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Randall E. Pipkorn, Nancy M. Pipkorn
  • Patent number: 8985032
    Abstract: An adjustable desk apparatus includes an auxiliary work surface that is movable between a sitting configuration and a standing configuration. When in the sitting configuration, the auxiliary work surface is located adjacent to a primary work surface of an existing desk so as to accommodate working while sitting. When in the standing configuration, the auxiliary work surface is upwardly displaced from the primary work surface of the existing desk so as to accommodate working while standing. The adjustable desk apparatus also includes a base member that interfaces with the existing desk. An adjustment assembly includes at least one counterweight and corresponding counterweight sprockets configured to selectively urge the auxiliary work surface toward the standing configuration when actuated by a user. A pin couples the auxiliary work surface to the base member so as to hold the auxiliary work surface at a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Jamie M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150047536
    Abstract: A portable work surface for use with a vehicle having an extendable rear gate, wherein the rear gate includes first and second latches for securing the rear gate to the body of the vehicle when in a closed position, and wherein the portable work surface includes an elongated platform; a first mounting apparatus attached to one end of the elongated platform, wherein the first mounting apparatus further includes a bracket and pin assembly; a second mounting apparatus attached to the opposite end of the elongated platform, wherein the second mounting apparatus further includes a bracket and pin assembly; and wherein each pin is adapted to cooperate with one of the latches on the rear gate for securely attaching the work surface to the gate when the gate is in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Greg Parks, John Farrell, Doug Strait, Michael Farrell
  • Publication number: 20140360411
    Abstract: A platform configured to be raised above a surface comprising a platform surface, and a base a lift configured to lift the platform above a surface. This lift can comprise a scissor lift comprising a first set of legs that are substantially U-shaped, and a second set of legs that are substantially U-shaped. This platform surface is configured to collapse down to this base, with the lift being positioned in the base. This first set of legs and the second set of legs are coupled together via an axle, wherein the first set of legs are rotatable vs. the second set of legs. In this embodiment, the platform further comprises a lock, configured to lock said platform surface at a set elevation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Christine A. Hatter
  • Publication number: 20140360120
    Abstract: A pallet cap for covering and connecting with at least one existing pallet includes a reinforced platform having a flat top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface. Four vertical, peripheral edges connect the top and bottom surfaces. Three or more of the edges form at least one edge extension continuing outward from the reinforced platform, and at least one edge notch proximate the edge extension and recessed from the edge extension. At least one notched corner is formed by distal edge extensions of edges meeting perpendicular to one another. A plurality of retaining walls extend downward from the bottom surface of the platform and define the edge notches, proximate a junction of the platform and the edge extensions, for securing the pallet cap over a shipping pallet. Multiple caps may be connected to form an expandable raised flooring system or other structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Sam Arthur Brisendine, Scott Austin Key
  • Publication number: 20140360414
    Abstract: A desktop elevator for providing a platform at an elevation adjustable by a user. The desktop elevator is positioned on a support surface and is provided with left, right, front and back frame members orthogonally attached to one another end to end. A platform is vertically adjustable to and from the support employing front and back rotatable brace members positioned on opposing frame members. The brace members together with channels, cutouts, locking pins and locking arms, enable the platform to be selectively distanced from the support upon moving the platform to and from it when locking latches are disengaged from the locking pins, the platform being drawn to and remaining adjacent to the support when pressure is supplied to the platform toward said support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Gillotti
  • Publication number: 20140345499
    Abstract: A tray device that is detachably connectable to a surface, such as a table surface, providing an eating and/or playing surface for a child. The tray is provided with a lip that extends upwardly and outwardly toward the child's body so as to catch items and/or food or drink dropped by the child and direct the slipped item onto the tray surface. The tray may also be provided with a removable insert and various attachment mechanisms to firmly hold the tray onto the table surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Megan Streit Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140345503
    Abstract: A tiered tray is provided that includes a first tier with a first support member coupled thereto; a second tier with a second support member coupled thereto; and a table insert having a cavity therein that accepts at least one of the first and the second support members. The first support member maintains a level of the first tier above a level of a table and the second support maintains a level of the second tier above the level of the first tier, and the first tier is removably attachable to the table insert and the second tier is removably attachable to the first tier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Ahmass Fakahany, Michael White, Franco Rosignolo
  • Patent number: 8871324
    Abstract: A novel ventilated shelving cover is disclosed that transforms the appearance of wire shelves to cover the white vertical and horizontal bars with a clean sleek decorative trim (crown molding) giving the shelves a custom made look. While also utilizing a custom insert/liner to enhance the functionality by keep items from tipping or falling through the wire portion of the shelves. This system contains a decorative trim piece, decorative cover, specially engineered clasps and an insert/liner. The system also includes a custom saw and miter to provide “All You Need” to accomplish the transformation of your pantry, linen, bedroom closets or garage shelves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Customer Motivators, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Hansel, James Cashion
  • Patent number: 8807503
    Abstract: A tablecloth retainer includes an elastic band having at least a primary thickness, a width, and a predesigned boundary, wherein the elastic band is stretched around the perimeter edge of a table top to retain a tablecloth, the predesigned boundary being smaller than a range of table top perimeters accommodating the band by virtue of elasticity of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jose Alberto Zavala, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8789476
    Abstract: A disposable food contact article includes a food-contact member having a food surface for contacting food. A peripheral border extends from the food surface, and the peripheral border includes a plurality of design elements which are more light-reflective than a remainder of the peripheral border.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: KCH Corporation
    Inventor: Jacob Kryman
  • Publication number: 20140158023
    Abstract: A foldable table that provides a stable operational position in which the table legs may extend beyond the footprint of the table, and a folded, storage position in which the table legs may be tucked within the footprint of the table. An aspect provides table legs that may slide and pivot within sockets of a table top, to enable the legs to lock into the extended position and to also pivot flat against a horizontal undersurface of the table top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: MEGA Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Dominique Roy, Thierry Beauregard
  • Publication number: 20140130721
    Abstract: A modular mounting system is provided to store equipment in a variety of configurations. The system includes a mounting base configured to be rigidly mounted to a surface and a base member removably attached to the mounting base. The system further includes a coupling mechanism that removably holds the base member relative to the mounting base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Xander Orozco, Louis Orozco
  • Patent number: 8696062
    Abstract: A multiple-chair cover having a front side, a back side a right edge and a left edge with an open interior area positioned therebetween. At least one divider is positioned within the open interior which separates the open interior into separate compartments. At least one pad is positioned within the open interior. This provides a multiple-chair cover which prevents chairs from rattling against one another while in transit while also maintaining the alignment and position of multiple chairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Kent L. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140060398
    Abstract: A tiered tray is provided that includes a first tier with a first support member coupled thereto; a second tier with a second support member coupled thereto; and a table insert having a cavity therein that accepts at least one of the first and the second support members. The first support member maintains a level of the first tier above a level of a table and the second support maintains a level of the second tier above the level of the first tier, and the first tier is removably attachable to the table insert and the second tier is removably attachable to the first tier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Ahmass Fakahany, Michael White, Franco Rosignolo
  • Publication number: 20140014006
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new and useful hygienic device for use with commuter tray tables and method of use. The invention comprises a plurality of flexible layers and an attaching means for adhering the device to a commuter tray table. This invention is believed to be useful by offering a device which is removeably attached to the tray table, creates a solid protective barrier from contaminants, has an absorptive layer to mitigate liquid spills, has non-slip properties to combat shifting during motion, is low cost, conforms to safety and security guidelines, is compact or folded when stored, and can be disposed of or recycled after use. While in use the device creates a physical barrier between the user and a septic surface during use. The device also provides a surface upon which a decorative element can be printed—for example text, picture or advertisement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Clatterbuck
  • Patent number: 8590462
    Abstract: The table with integrated and ground-covering blanket includes a foldable table from which a cover extends from a bottom, perimeter of a tabletop surface and which covers the surrounding ground. The foldable table includes attaching indicia at the bottom, perimeter that enable attachment of the blanket thereto, as well as to fold and secure shut the table when not in use. The foldable table may include at least one cup holder, and legs that rotate downwardly from underneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Latyrain Dyson
  • Patent number: 8544968
    Abstract: A cabinet includes one or more shelves that each include a substrate, a removable shelf liner, and a removable end cap. When the removable shelf liner or removable end cap needs to be replaced, either one or both of the removable shelf liner and removable end cap can be easily removed and replaced without removing or replacing the shelf. In addition, the sides and back of the cabinet preferably contain a dado joint so that the shelf substrate is captivated within the sides and back of the cabinet. The cabinet may also include metal rods to support each shelf substrate. The sides of the cabinet are attached by screws passing through the sides into the metal rods so there is a direct metal-to-metal connection. The combination of the metal rods and captivated shelves provides a cabinet that is very strong and durable, and can be repaired very easily and economically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Marco Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Dean Davidson, Len Alan Coates
  • Patent number: 8540309
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus, in particular for attaching to the back of a seat. The apparatus comprises a plate with a flat recess and an insert which is removably mountable in the flat recess of the plate and is configured to receive an information medium which is viewable when the insert is mounted in the flat recess of the plate. For releasably fixing of the insert on mounting of the same in the flat recess, the insert has the following: at least one tongue on a first border area of the insert for engagement in at least one correspondingly shaped groove in the plate, and at least one releasable fixing that is present in or on at least one second border area of the insert and that is operable by twisting and/or sliding at least one component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Inviseo Media Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Georg Berger, Thomas Bulirsch
  • Publication number: 20130220185
    Abstract: A cover device for an article of furniture or vehicle component comprises: (i) a panel that is placed on top of the furniture or vehicle component; (ii) a first series of bands attached to the underside of the panel along one edge; and (iii) a second series of bands attached to the underside of the panel along the opposite edge. Each band includes a medial end attached to the panel and a distal end attached to a fastening member. The first series of bands is complementary to the second series of bands, and they inter-engage with one another via the fastening members to secure the cover device in place. The first and second series of bands are each comprised of an equal plurality of bands, but in alternate embodiments, the cover device may comprise of only a first band and a second band that inter-engage to secure the cover device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: MARK R. VALENTA, Douglas M. Fundator
  • Patent number: 8485112
    Abstract: A multi-use work and play area attachable to a table surface by a generally ‘J’ shaped spring hinge assembly, that inhibits the scattering of manipulated articles, and offers protection of young children from injury associated with striking the edge of a table inadvertently with their arms, hand or head. The multi-use surface may also be used by adult hobbyists or craftspeople working with small articles that may be misplaced easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Michelle Lynn Madden
  • Publication number: 20130146205
    Abstract: A flexible, polymeric, self-adhering, disposable film and delivery system for countertop protection during food preparation. The film or sheet is constructed and arranged to temporarily and releasably adhere to an upper surface of the countertop to cover enough of the food-preparation surface in order to protect that surface from any particulates coming from food preparation activity. In one form, multiple film sheets are packaged together by stacking the individual sheets or by forming a continuous roll of sheets. The continuous roll of sheets are separable into individual sheets by means of a perforated score line or by cutting such as with scissors or other tools. One or more perforated score lines can be formed in the roll of sheets thereby forming a pattern of score lines for creating a wide variety of sizes and shape options for the individual sheets from a single roll of sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Stephanie Lynn Blackwell, Robert D. McNeeley
  • Patent number: 8387544
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus for an ornamental table with an ornamental table top design. The ornamental table simplifies the manufacture of ornamental table top designs and affords speedy ornamental design variations. The ornamental table comprises a table top frame, and a set of table legs coupled to the table top frame wherein the table top frame includes a plurality of support bars attached to the table top frame interconnected to produce a grid-like pattern. A plurality of large tiles is set on top of the grid-like pattern to produce a first ornamental design. A channel is coupled to the support bars surrounding a perimeter of the grid-like pattern and a plurality of small tiles is set within the channel to produce a second ornamental design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Numark Industries Company Limited
    Inventor: Clifton Shao-ming Lee
  • Patent number: 8383224
    Abstract: A table pad assembly having at least one table pad end section that extends beyond the longitudinal edge of a table top. In addition to the table pad end section, the assembly includes at least two brackets each having a female attaching portion and a base portion, at least one spline having a first opening and a second opening, at least a set of legs, and an adjustable foot on each leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ohio Table Pad Company
    Inventor: Gary Heal
  • Publication number: 20120298016
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention comprise a table covering that is adjustable to snugly fit and stay secured to a variety of different sized tables. The table covering comprises a substantially rectangular sheet of material, four securing members, and four tightening members. The sheet of material has a peripheral sheet edge comprising two pairs of opposing sides and four corners. The four securing members each correspond to a different one of the four corners. Each securing member is configured to secure the corresponding corner to a corresponding table corner when the table covering is positioned on the table. The four tightening members each correspond to a different one of the four corners and to the corresponding securing member. Each tightening member is configured to draw a portion of the peripheral sheet edge toward a portion of the corresponding securing member to remove slack from the substantially rectangular sheet of material and/or the peripheral sheet edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Kirby Ann Forlin