Attached And Detachable Legs Patents (Class 248/151)
  • Patent number: 10893756
    Abstract: A bedding or furniture product comprises a foldable leg assembly movable between a folded position for storage or shipping the product and a locked position for supporting the product in use. The foldable leg assembly comprises a threaded connector adapted to be securable to a frame of the product and a linkage member pivotally coupled to the threaded connector to form a pivot joint therebetween. The leg assembly further comprises a leg member coaxially coupled to the linkage member and slideable therealong. The leg member has a threaded inner surface adjacent to an upper end configured to be threadably coupled to the threaded connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Jacob J. Neuenswander
  • Patent number: 9566204
    Abstract: A display case for holding mementos having a pair of opposed ends, a pair of opposed sides, a bottom, and a top which defines the display case and forms an interior space within for holding the mementos, the top having an opening therein to permit access to the interior space. A cover is provided for selectively closing the top opening of the case. The bottom of the display case is configured to have a central indentation for accommodating an apex of a lid of a casket, a pair of rounded feet on each side of the indentation for providing a sturdy base upon which the display case sits on the lid, and a pair of stabilizing fins extending outwardly and downwardly to each side of the bottom of the display case to stabilize the display case on a curved or inclined top surface of the lid of the casket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Monique Perri
  • Patent number: 9027895
    Abstract: A portable support for supporting equipment above a surface having an opening to a subsurface space. The support includes a head, an elevator on the head, and legs connected to the head for supporting the head above the surface. Each of the legs has a foot for engaging the surface when supporting the head above the surface. The support also includes an elongate rod vertically mounted on the elevator for movement between a raised position, in which an upper end of the rod extends above the head, and a lowered position, in which a lower end of the rod extends below the feet of the legs to extend into the subsurface space. The support includes an instrument platform positionable on the lower end of the rod when in the lowered position to support the equipment in the subsurface space when the rod is in the lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: SECO Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hunter, James M. Copeland, Christopher James McNeill
  • Patent number: 8714498
    Abstract: A modular portable stand that can be quickly and easily assembled and disassembled by a solo user without the need for any tools or hardware in a very short time. In its disassembled condition, the stand includes a first and second base frame, a first and second side frame, and four legs, for a total component count of eight, with only three unique components, the base frame, side frame, and leg. The modularity of components provides simplified manufacturing, while allowing for relatively small disassembled packaging for transport, shipping or storage. The interlocking of the components at each corner provides a stiff and sturdy perimeter frame when assembled, that becomes more rigid as loaded with plant propagation trays, fish tanks, or other heavy items than require level secure support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Ortega
  • Patent number: 8668133
    Abstract: A bulk shipping container has a plurality of removable supporting legs extending downwardly from a periphery of its interior space beyond the bottom of the container to support the container in an elevated position above a floor. Reinforcing straps positioned on the container hold the legs in their extended positions. A dolly may be positioned beneath the elevated container between the supporting legs and the reinforcing straps removed to enable the weight of the container to cause it to slide down along the plurality of removable supporting legs to a lowered position resting on the dolly, which may then be used to transport the loaded container into a building for removal of product from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: Jeremy Moehlig, Andrew Lapham, Rick Anthony
  • Patent number: 8596593
    Abstract: A worksurface leg mount is provided for interconnecting a support leg to a worksurface. The worksurface leg mount system includes an anchor plate attached to a lower surface of the worksurface, and a mounting plate attached to and optionally recessed in an upper end of the support leg. A fastener extends between and connects the anchor and mounting plates, which are spaced from each other. Loads that enter the mounting plate in discrete directions are transmitted through the fastener and into the anchor plate, where the loads are spread across the interfaces between the anchor plate and worksurface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Krueger International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Saffell, David Ritch
  • Patent number: 8523118
    Abstract: A method for forming a collapsible plaque for holding floral objects is disclosed. The collapsible plaque may be used with a casket or headstone for display of a floral object thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8118375
    Abstract: A desk comprising: a writing board, the writing board defining a top surface and a substantially opposed bottom surface; at least three sleeves, each of the at least three sleeves extending substantially away from the bottom surface, each of the at least three sleeves defining a respective free end substantially opposed to the bottom surface; at least three legs, each of the at least three legs being removably insertable into and securable to a respective one of the at least three sleeves; a first one of the at least three sleeves defining a ridge extending substantially longitudinally therefrom at the free end of the first one of the at least three sleeves and a second one of the at least three sleeves defining a recess extending substantially longitudinally thereinto at the free end of the second one of the at least three sleeves, the recess being configured and sized for substantially snugly receiving the ridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventors: Gilles Berthiaume, Pierre Berthiaume
  • Patent number: 8033514
    Abstract: A motorcycle stand includes first and second legs pivotable relative to one another between a maximum spread configuration, an intermediate spread configuration, and a storage configuration; the legs being generally parallel to one another when at the storage configuration. The motorcycle stand includes a biased plunger operatively coupled to the first leg and a pin operatively extending from at least one of the first and second legs. The second leg includes a first cavity configured to receive the plunger when the first and second legs are at the intermediate spread configuration. The first and second legs are maintained at the intermediate spread configuration when the plunger is received in the first cavity. The pin includes a distal segment for insertion in a motorcycle axle, the distal segment being neither parallel nor perpendicular to the first and second legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Edward M. Lemus
  • Patent number: 7658267
    Abstract: Portable apparatus for receiving and supporting scuba diving tanks when not in use. A collapsible or folding sawhorse supports an overlying scuba tank caddy. The caddy includes a horizontal top panel and a horizontal lower panel disposed below the top panel. The top panel has one or more openings adapted to receive a scuba tank. Each scuba tank, when inserted through an opening in the top panel, is supported by the lower panel, which in turn is supported by the sawhorse whereby the tank is maintained upright within the caddy and at a height suitable for a diver to mount a tank from the caddy to his back and vice-versa. In one embodiment, intended for two or more divers who each wear a single scuba tank, the openings are spaced about two feet apart. In an alternative embodiment, intended for a diver who wears dual scuba tanks, the openings are spaced about six inches apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: James E. Welsh
  • Publication number: 20090294622
    Abstract: The present invention is a portable stand that generally comprises of an upper telescopic pipe, a lower telescopic pipe that is movably inserted into the upper telescopic pipe to form a longitudinal shaft, a plurality of expandable legs at the bottom of the longitudinal shaft with a leaf spring mechanism, a round plate holder, a bottle holder, a v-shaped plate holder, a flower vase, umbrella stand, a box for magnetic compass or LED light, a knickknack pouch and a beverage holder. The longitudinal shaft of the portable stand is adjusted for a desired height. A controller knob is slid up and down, to fold and expand the expandable legs at the bottom of the longitudinal shaft to a desired angle. Various attachments are attached onto the longitudinal shaft depending on the need.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Neil Medders, Debra Medders
  • Patent number: 7448588
    Abstract: A supporting device is described. The supporting device includes a shell, a release mechanism, a rotational mechanism, and a support frame. The shell includes a release chamber disposed at the central position of the shell and a rotational chamber through the shell and perpendicular to the release chamber. The release mechanism is disposed in the release chamber for operating the support frame. The rotational mechanism is disposed in the rotational chamber and protrudes to move correlatively with the release mechanism. The support frame is coupled to the rotational mechanism and is unfolded outwardly for supporting an apparatus. The support frame is closed into the equipment by operating the release mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Chien-Ming Sung
  • Patent number: 7090118
    Abstract: A mailbox is secured to a support by a tongue and groove connection. The support may be formed of two side by side pieces, which are maintained in assembly by the tongue and grove connection. The two pieces of the support may have mating protrusions and pockets preventing sideway displacement of the support pieces from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Inventors: Robert W. Lackey, Robert C. Beckmann
  • Patent number: 6863250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stand for holding disposable filter capsules and is formed of three or more legs, a base above the legs and to which the leg as are attached and three or more arms that are attached to an opposite surface of the base from that of the legs. The arms and legs have at least curved or angled portion that allows for the arms and legs to spread out from the diameter of the base. Preferably, the arms have a second curved or angled portion that then allows the upper portion of the arms to become substantially vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis Nauseda, Stephen P. Proulx, Kevin G. McInerney, Joseph M. Almasian, Chau Nguyen, Jeremy C. Perreault
  • Publication number: 20040262465
    Abstract: A stand includes a holding frame and a plurality of spaced apart leg units. Each leg unit includes an upper leg having an upper end connected securely to the holding frame and a lower end, and a lower leg having an upper end pivoted to the upper leg adjacent to the lower end of the upper leg so as to be rotatable between a folded position, in which the lower legs are disposed in a storage space defined by the upper legs, and in which the lower ends of the upper legs can be seated on a supporting surface, and an extended position, in which lower ends of the lower legs are disposed at an elevation below the lower ends of the upper legs, and in which the lower ends of the lower legs can be seated on the supporting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Patent number: 6776379
    Abstract: A container with brackets secured thereto, for supporting adjustable legs for pivotal movement between a retracted position and an extended position in which they support the container, is disclosed. The container, especially a five gallon bucket, is provided with a plurality of brackets for supporting at least three legs for pivotal movement between a first, retracted position and a second, extended position, with a lock for locking the legs in the extended position. Preferably, the legs comprise telescoping members with locks for locking the members in a variety of relative positions. The brackets have a container sidewall flange, which is positioned against a sidewall of the container, at least one container bottom flange, which is positioned against a bottom of the container, and two leg support flanges, which extend outwardly from the container sidewall flanges and a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Phillips Mfg. and Tower Co.
    Inventors: Lanny Sherer, Kris Sherer
  • Patent number: 6719156
    Abstract: A multiple drapery rod supporting structure, comprising mounting brackets having cantilevered posts extending from the wall, and rod mounting clips which have extending tongue portions which are engaged within the ends of the rod to provide support and have a clip portion which easily snaps onto the support mounting posts. The rod is therefore supported between the posts of the mounting brackets. Several rods are able to be simultaneously supported, and alternate rod mounting clips permit rear rods or blinds to be located below the level of the front rod, such that the tops of rear curtains or blinds are hidden from view from within the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Claire Fabrics (1996) Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Ellbogen, Howard Sirkin
  • Patent number: 6669034
    Abstract: A wardrobe rod with two brackets includes a tensioning device for tensioning the wardrobe rod along its longitudinal direction. The tensioning device includes a tension member that longitudinally transfixes the wardrobe rod formed as a tube. Its centerline extends beyond its ends displaced with respect to the centerline of the wardrobe rod, and lies at least in the displaced area on contact surfaces of an insert that is supported by the inner wall area of the wardrobe rod opposite the tension member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Manfred Diedrichsen & Co.
    Inventor: Manfred Diedrichsen
  • Patent number: 6578802
    Abstract: A water cooler support device for holding a water cooler in an easily accessible manner. The water cooler support device includes a bottom support having a top side, a bottom side and a peripheral edge extending between the top and bottom sides. The top side has a generally circle shape. A peripheral lip is integral to and extends upwardly from the peripheral edge of the bottom support. The peripheral lip has a notch therein extending from an upper edge of the peripheral lip down to the bottom support for receiving the nozzle of the water cooler. Each of a plurality of legs is attached to and extends downward from the bottom side of the bottom support. The legs are spaced from each other. Each of the legs is angled outwardly with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Inventor: Steven E. Thier
  • Patent number: 6575417
    Abstract: A beverage container holding device for holding a beverage container. The beverage container holding device includes a body member being designed for holding the beverage container. The body member has a perimeter wall. The perimeter wall defines an interior space of the body member. The interior space of the body member has an open end for permitting insertion of the beverage container into the interior space of the body member. A support member is coupled to the body member. The body member has a free end. The free end of the support member is positioned opposite the body member. The free end is designed for being inserted into the ground whereby the support member supports the body member above the ground when the free end of the support member is inserted into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventor: John S. Krommenakker
  • Patent number: 6561062
    Abstract: A lathe having a bed is supported on two legs. In one embodiment, the bed is hollow and has with an inner portion into which a weight enhancing material may be inserted. The bed may include two tubular members separated by spacers. The tubular members may have cross-sections that increase stiffness. In another embodiment, the bed is attached to a support assembly that includes first and second hollow legs, which may also contain weight-enhancing ballast. The first leg may be attached to a first hollow foot and the second leg may be attached to a second hollow foot. A stabilizer bar may be inserted in each foot for increased stability. Pairs of wheel assemblies may be attached to the first and second feet. In yet another embodiment, the lathe includes a headstock having a housing slidable along the bed. The housing encloses a motor that drives a shaft having two spindle ends protruding from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Delta International Machinery Corp.
    Inventor: David Miller
  • Patent number: 6550725
    Abstract: An adjustable fan stand is presented. The fan stand has an essentially parallel-piped upper housing that would be slightly larger than the standard twenty-inch by six-inch box fan. The upper housing is supported by two legs which are also connected at the bottom by a support. The legs have perpendicular feet which allow the entire fan stand to remain in position when a box fan is placed inside the fan housing. The fan housing has a number of vertical holes and is connected to each of the legs by wingnuts. By utilizing the various sets of holes and tightening or loosening the wingnuts, the height of the box fan above the floor may be adjusted as desired. The pitch of the box fan may also be adjusted to direct the cooling air to the upper torso of a worker as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventor: Dale E. Watson
  • Publication number: 20020174620
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a sheet metal leg retaining anchor having an upturned perimeter flange edge. The perimeter edge includes a plurality of holes there through and a threaded nut is secured centrally thereof. In the illustrative embodiment the anchor is placed within a roto-molded mold for the particular leg supported structure/cabinet being produced therein. The upturned perimeter flange edges are oriented to extend into the mold, that is, in the opposite direction from what will be the bottom end of the structure/cabinet from which the legs will extend. The bin is then formed by the roto-molding process whereby the plastic material flows over and around the exposed surfaces of the anchor. Specifically, the plastic flows through the holes in the perimeter flange edges providing for a strong mechanical locking or securing of the anchor to and with the plastic structure/cabinet. The legs are threadably engaged with the anchor and firmly anchored thereby to the structure/cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Craig Binnebose, Ronald E. Bull
  • Patent number: 6412480
    Abstract: Detachable legs and side handles for a portable barbecue grill that interlock with each side of a barbecue grill wherein the grill has a flexible base to provide self-leveling of the legs. The leg members, among other things, provide stability against rearward tipping of the grill, provide both a stop to restrict opening of the grill's side panels and rotation of the grill lid or dome, and provide an elongated handle spanning the approximate range of the grill's front-to-ear center of gravity. Also, an alternative handle or side shelf may be held in position by friction clamping or complementary interlocking pins/receptacles after clamping the legs to the sides of the grill. The detachable legs may take on a variety of other shapes, including an inverted U-shape, trapezoidal, partial parallelogram, or a combination thereof. The leg assembly is also segmented so that they fit inside the grill for portability, storage, or shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Inventor: Lawrence Harbin
  • Patent number: 6367749
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stand base comprising a central hub and a plurality of legs removably attached to the central hub. Each of the legs depends radially outward and downwardly from the central hub. The base stand is adapted to receive the central vertical support of a display rack and provide both lateral and vertical support thereto. The plurality of legs may be detached from the central hub and packaged together in a nested configuration that is compact for shipping and storage. Each of the plurality of legs has an arcuate shape so that the plurality of legs provide a natural resiliency and upward bias when a load is placed on the display rack. The base provides support in either a normal-load mode or a high-load mode for improved vertical and lateral support of the display rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley C. Valiulis
  • Patent number: 6302097
    Abstract: A combination barbecue grill and folding table that is adapted to be manipulated from a fully deployed condition, during which food can be cooked on the grill and then served on an adjacent table, and a collapsed condition, during which the grill and table are folded into a compact package that is suitable for transport and storage. The barbecue grill is removably received at the top of a cooking stand, and a plurality of fold-up legs extend downwardly from the cooking stand to support the cooking stand above the ground. According to one embodiment of the invention, a pair of table members are hingedly connected end-to-end one another. The first table member is rotated towards and over the top of the cooking stand, and the second table member is then rotated over the first table member to establish a compact package. In a second embodiment, first and second table members are pivotally connected to opposite sides of the cooking stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Inventor: George Rivera
  • Patent number: 6234442
    Abstract: A collapsible easel with a panel standable on an uneven ground includes an easel consisting of three tripod feet adjustable in length and collapsible to be contained in the panel consisting of two cover plates pivotally connected to each other. A first cover plate has a handle on an outer side and three position pivot bases in an inner wall of the outer side for pivotally connecting with upper ends of the tripod feet, which are separable to let them be contained in the first cover plate. Then the second cover plate is folded on the first cover plate to become a flat case having small dimensions and having light weight for transporting and storing. The tripod feet can be adjusted in length by means of a movable rod movably contained in each tripod foot. Thus the tripod feet can stand on an uneven ground by adjusting each tripod foot, and also can suit to different persons using this easel with a panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventor: Chi-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 6183704
    Abstract: A salt platform (400) is disclosed which incorporates a top member (402), a bottom member (404) and a spacing member (406) that spaces the top and bottom members a pre-determined vertical distance apart. A series of bracing member assemblies (408) are connected between the top member and bottom member to provide support for the salt platform. The top surface of the top member (402) and top portions of the bracing member assemblies (408) lie in a single plane (432) to support a salt grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventor: Donald B. Peddicord
  • Patent number: 5730081
    Abstract: An animal feeder assembly provides food and water at an elevated position from a support surface and is therefore particularly suited for feeding large dogs in a manner which avoids digestive and posture problems associated with feeding such animals from containers positioned at the level of the support surface. The feeder assembly comprises a feeder tray and a plurality of hollow legs releasably attached to the feeder tray. Each of the hollow legs are capable of holding ballast material such as sand or water for lowering the center of gravity of the assembly relative to the support surface, thereby enhancing the stability of the assembly and inhibiting the animal form transporting the feeder assembly from the preferred feeding location. The tray and legs are preferably made of blow molded plastic and the tray is formed to include a closed interior cavity, each of which facilitates cleaning the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventor: Steven Tsengas
  • Patent number: 5632460
    Abstract: An improved lamp holder of the knock-down type. The lamp holder includes a circular band for contacting and encircling a lamp below the largest place on the lamp base, a plurality of legs, and a corresponding plurality of fasteners for respectively removably fastening the upper ends of each of the legs to the circular band for supporting the band in spaced relationship above a table top or the like. Each of the fasteners includes a bracket having an offset portion and a top portion establishing a downwardly opening socket which closely receives the upper end of a corresponding leg to precisely align a threaded hole in the upper end of the leg with an aperture in the circular band whereby a screw may be quickly and easily applied through the aperture and threaded into the threaded hole to secure the leg to the band for use by the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Partner Investments, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry D. Strickland
  • Patent number: 5509376
    Abstract: An animal feeder assembly provides food and water at an elevated position from a support surface and is therefore particularly suited for feeding large dogs in a manner which avoids digestive and posture problems associated with feeding such animals from containers positioned at the level of the support surface. The feeder assembly comprises a feeder tray and a plurality of hollow legs releasably attached to the feeder tray. Each of the hollow legs are capable of holding ballast material such as sand or water for lowering the center of gravity of the assembly relative to the support surface, thereby enhancing the stability of the assembly and inhibiting the animal form transporting the feeder assembly from the preferred feeding location. The tray and legs are preferably made of blow molded plastic and the tray is formed to include a closed interior cavity, each of which facilitates cleaning the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Inventor: Steven Tsengas
  • Patent number: 5379975
    Abstract: An intermating table leg assembly formed to support a table top, with the table pedestal providing the support being formed of two pairs of table legs, each pair of table legs having two aligned legs provided therein, and rigidly held together by means of a connector, with the connector of one pair of table legs interfitting into the connector of another pair of table legs, which are arranged in perpendicularity, when the legs are assembled into a pedestal structure, for support of a table top thereon, when the table is assembled for usage. A styled foot is provided at the bottom end of each table leg to buffer it upon the floor when the table is utilized, and the upper end of each table leg connects a mounting plate, that accommodates threaded fasteners for securement of the pedestal to the underside of a table top, when fabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Assignee: Berco Industries
    Inventors: Alan J. Berkowitz, Elliott W. Baum, Lucian N. Chirea
  • Patent number: 5325990
    Abstract: A container support has two legs attached on opposite sides of a container with a third leg attached to one of the legs attached to the container. The third leg pivots to minimize its projection when carrying the container from place to place with the support attached. By making the pivoting leg slightly longer than the leg to which it is attached, the third leg can be set in its extended position by merely rotating the container. Attaching brackets provide for the correct leg angle and easy attachment and detachment of the legs using a force fit between the back of the bracket and the container wall. The use of square tubing and mating attachment bracket for the container-attached legs maintains the correct angles for the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Temple
  • Patent number: 5174532
    Abstract: A leg assembly for furniture includes horizontal and upright supports each of which has a tubular member, connectors, bases, and screw fasteners. The tubular member includes a first and an opposite second end, and a tubular wall. The tubular wall includes a first panel, an opposite second panel, a pair of opposite third panels interconnecting the first and the second panels, a pair of first longitudinal corner grooves extending between the first and second ends adjacent to the first panel, and a pair of second longitudinal corner grooves extending between the first and second ends adjacent to the second panel. The connector includes a flat panel which abuts the first end of the upright support, a pair of opposite hooking plates extending upwards from the flat panel and being curved inwardly to engage in the second corner grooves of the horizontal support. The base is connected to the second end of the upright support to uphold the upright support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Inventor: Chin-Fa Huang
  • Patent number: 5108031
    Abstract: A corner reinforcement bracket structure is arranged for fixed securement to a corner portion of a container lid or container itself to provide reinforcement and geometric integrity to the structure of the container and reinforcement bracket. The bracket includes a plurality of integrally and orthogonally mounted plates, with a connecting web orthogonally mounted to an upper end of each plate coextensively therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Inventor: Michael J. Watson
  • Patent number: 5058841
    Abstract: A saddle stand for horse saddles that can be used in various ways, either set at rest against a wall or stood upright to hold a saddle. The saddle stand provides a convenient place to store valuables in its interior as well as a saddle holder that can be used in cramped areas where it takes up little space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Inventors: James B. Fernbaugh, Bonnie J. Fernbaugh
  • Patent number: 5002247
    Abstract: The support bracket is formed of two bodies which simultaneously engage the top surface of a shelf and the depending sides of the sheet metal shelf. A pair of locking bolts are provided to guide the inner body relative to the outer bracket body during securement of the bracket to a notched corner of a shelf. The bracket may be secured to shelving of different thicknesses. The brackets may be slid over tubular vertical legs to form tables or shelving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Component Hardware Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Dispenza, Tor Alden
  • Patent number: 4988150
    Abstract: A knock-down keyboard stand is provided and consists of legs that can be removed from a table top and be stored within a compartment in the bottom of the table top to make the stand compact when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Inventors: Curnal Lindow, George Spector
  • Patent number: 4925140
    Abstract: A means for detachably connecting a load supporting member on a pedestal structure incorporates a separable joint between the pedestal leg and the brackets it engages at each end. The means utilizes a sleeve of synthetic resin having surface lubricity which sleeve is bonded to the pedestal leg and has a conical exterior surface which detachably seats into a complementary conical socket of a bracket for connecting the leg either to its support or to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: ITC Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard J. Camarota
  • Patent number: 4903923
    Abstract: A knock down display rack for retail sales operations in which the display rack is easily disassembled into component pieces which nest into a relatively easily shippable arrangement. The display rack includes a top container support, a container and a base. When assembled, the top container support contacts the base member at a number of contact points distinct from the points of interconnection between the base and top members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Krentel
  • Patent number: 4901971
    Abstract: A Christmas tree stand includes a flat-bottomed, water-tight canister supported by adjustable legs mounted thereon, the adjustability feature accommodating uneven surfaces and crooked tree trunks. The interior of the canister has a transverse pentagonal shape, open at the top and bounded by side walls, a rear wall and a pair of convergent front walls, the latter forming an angled juncture. A screw crank extends through the rear wall transversely centered in, and above the middle thereof, opposite said juncture. The screw crank urges a rectangular free-floating push plate positioned in the canister's interior against the trunk of a Christmas tree positioned in the interior between the junction and the push plate. Rotation of the screw crank advances the screw end of the crank, applying pressure against the push plate, and through the latter against the tree, thereby positioning and securing the tree in the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Inventor: Richard E. Connelly
  • Patent number: 4798360
    Abstract: A beverage caddy particularly adapted for use in automotive vehicles having a center console is shown to include a tray portion mounted between a pair of relatively narrow in depth but long in height side walls. A base portion is adapted to be received in the bottom portion or floor of the automotive console and removable attachment means is disposed on the rear top portion of the caddy to securely mount the caddy immediately adjacent to the dash of the vehicle with the tray located within the field of vision of a person operating the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Inventor: Sheldon Alter
  • Patent number: 4643878
    Abstract: A toxic substance extraction cell includes a chamber for housing a heated solvent, a pair of gaskets adapted to be seated on the solvent housing between which is clamped a specimen to be tested; the space between the gaskets being liquid tight, and a cover for clamping the gaskets to the solvent housing. After assembly of the cell with the preheated solvent in the housing and the specimen to be tested between the gaskets, the cell is inverted and supported on a plurality of legs provided on the cover. The solvent is thus placed in contact with the specimen in order to dissolve any toxic substances contained within the specimen. The cell is then reinverted and supported on a suitable stand and allowed to cool, disassembled, and the solvent removed and tested for toxic residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: Waldorf Corporation
    Inventors: George M. Seiter, Loren J. Klitzke, Iver L. Nelson
  • Patent number: 4620527
    Abstract: An endoscope container and support apparatus for supporting the control head and containing the flexible shaft of a fiber optic flexible endoscope, which apparatus is characterized by a container having an open top and a curved bottom designed to receive and contain the flexible shaft of the endoscope, with a stopper or plug closing the open top, a hollow yoke rest inserted through the stopper, with the upper end of the yoke rest shaped for supporting the control head of the endoscope, and a ring support fitted with telescoping legs for encircling and supporting the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Inventor: Paul R. Adams, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4366586
    Abstract: A folding bed mechanism, such as, for example, a convertible ottoman, has a plurality of pivotally connected bed sections, including a base section supported on rollers or the like. The bed sections are adapted to unfold into a straight line and to fold into a compact configuration. The improvement of the present invention comprises at least one anti-roll foot mounted in the base section for movement toward and away from the surface on which the base section is supported and a control mechanism responsive to the initiation of unfolding pivotal movement of one of the bed sections relative to the base section for urging the foot into contact with the support surface to resist rolling of the base frame during unfolding of the bed sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1983
    Assignee: Castro Convertible Corporation
    Inventor: W. Dorwin Teague
  • Patent number: 4243194
    Abstract: Conventional type metal legs for the underpan of a hot water tank are eliminated and shorter legs in the form of integral plastic bodies substituted. The plastic bodies forming the legs are provided with diametrically opposite side slots for receiving inner edges of openings formed in the underpan to enable locking of the plastic bodies at points of the pan to serve as a support therefor. The material of the legs is of high heat insulation and portions of the legs protruding through the pan actually engage the underside of a hot water tank to hold it in spaced insulated relationship with respect to the pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: Mor-Flo Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry J. Moore, Jr., Myron E. Deneau
  • Patent number: 4105178
    Abstract: A stand device used in combination with a container such as a drum having substantially cylindrical configuration wherein at least two support legs are movable into and out of supporting relation. Each of the supporting legs comprises a configuration substantially corresponding to the exterior surface of the container such that in its non-supporting position, the legs are disposed in substantially flush engagement with the exterior surface due to an indentation formed in the exterior surface corresponding to the dimension and thickness of the leg means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Inventor: Harold F. Mason
  • Patent number: 4102468
    Abstract: A paint tray of a generally rectangular configuration having a flat bottom portion and an upwardly sloping bottom portion with surrounding upwardly extending side walls for containing paint is molded of a high density polyethylene plastic material and constructed with removable legs, the legs being molded of a generally L-shaped configuration having a pin member on one end thereof for engagement with a socket formed in the bottom of the tray for tight fitting interfering engagement therewith. The removable legs provides a design for easy molding and provides a construction which is stackable with the legs removed for ease in shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Inventor: Robert Ivan Goldman
  • Patent number: 4099354
    Abstract: There is disclosed a post footing form holder and stabilizer system which is formed by a plurality of legs having upper and lower ends, each of the legs provided with means for mounting the legs to a post form along the lower end thereof, post form carrying means associated with the legs for accommodating and carrying the post form along the lower end thereof, the legs being further provided with stop means mounted thereon and spaced a distance upwardly from the lower end of the legs, and including stabilizer means associated with the post form holder for stabilizing and maintaining the post form in position when constructing a post footing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Inventor: Mario Louis DePirro
  • Patent number: 4031663
    Abstract: The planter is made from a solid rectilinear block of wood having a recess in the upper surface thereof. Each of the four corners are cut off along a downwardly and inwardly inclined plane and each of the four cut off corner pieces are resecured in a downwardly offset position relative to the block by means of a circumferentially extending band to provide four downwardly extending legs for the planter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1977
    Inventor: Ronald M. Brunk