With Semi-enclosing Support Structure (e.g., Booth) Patents (Class 297/158.1)
  • Patent number: 10342332
    Abstract: A modular shelving system may include a plurality of configurable components and methods of forming configuration assemblies from such components. The configuration assemblies of the modular shelving system may be paired with and coupled to other shelving units and/or furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Kassanoff, Robert Larry Stewart, James Battley
  • Patent number: 9814310
    Abstract: A modular shelving system may include a plurality of configurable components and methods of forming configuration assemblies from such components. The configuration assemblies of the modular shelving system may be paired with and coupled to other shelving units and/or furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Paragon Furniture, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Kassanoff, Robert Larry Stewart, James Battley
  • Patent number: 9259089
    Abstract: An article of furniture and seating system are disclosed. The article of furniture comprises a base providing a seating area and a support coupled to the base. A linkage couples the support to the base so that the support can be presented in a generally upright position and in a generally forward position relative to the base. The seating system comprises a base comprising a seat and a backrest comprising a first surface and a second surface. A member couples the backrest for movement on a path of travel relative to the base. The backrest is moveable to an upright position and to a forward position. When the backrest is in the first position the first surface is presented in a generally downward orientation. When the backrest is in the second position the first surface is presented in a generally forward orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Huu-Toan Antoine Nguyen, Jesse Menayan, Michael Waalkes, Robert Arko, Timothy Stuive
  • Patent number: 8979189
    Abstract: A tray table assembly for a passenger seat including a table top having a cantilevered portion configured to slide horizontally between an overseat position and a position forward of a passenger seat, and a linear slide for providing horizontal motion of the table top, the linear slide configured to mount to a wall adjacent the passenger seat and support the table top in a horizontal position. A tray table assembly for an aircraft passenger suite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Henshaw, Benjamin D. Stephens, Francis X. Garing, Alexander Nicholas Pozzi, Glenn Allen Johnson
  • Patent number: 8721000
    Abstract: An article of furniture and seating system are disclosed. The article of furniture comprises a base providing a seating area and a support coupled to the base. A linkage couples the support to the base so that the support can be presented in a generally upright position and in a generally forward position relative to the base. The seating system comprises a base comprising a seat and a backrest comprising a first surface and a second surface. A member couples the backrest for movement on a path of travel relative to the base. The backrest is moveable to an upright position and to a forward position. When the backrest is in the first position the first surface is presented in a generally downward orientation. When the backrest is in the second position the first surface is presented in a generally forward orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Huu-Toan Antoine Nguyen, Jesse Marin Menayan, Michael Waalkes, Robert Peter Arko, Timothy Dean Stuive
  • Patent number: 7575283
    Abstract: Modular seating sections can be joined to form booth seating that can easily be reconfigured or reupholstered. The seat sections include a generally vertical back element having a lower edge that is connected to the inner edge of a generally horizontal seat section. A gusset extends diagonally between the back section and the seat section to add rigidity and strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: FCC Commercial Furniture, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott D. Crowe
  • Publication number: 20090076920
    Abstract: A restaurant system may include multiple booths in at least part of a restaurant and a central computer in communication with each booth. Each booth may include a table having a table display, seating stations arranged around the table, the table being large enough to accommodate dining at each seating station, a wall having a wall display therein, the wall display positioned to be viewable from all seating stations, the wall display configured to display a common image, the table display configured to control the wall display, a booth computer in communication with the table display, the wall display, and the central computer, and an access point configured to allow access to restaurant workers and entry/exit to the booth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Michael R. Feldman, James E. Morris, Jennifer L. Wooten
  • Patent number: 7399031
    Abstract: This dinette for use in a recreational vehicle includes a collapsible table assembly, which shifts vertically between a raised table position and a lowered bed position and eliminates the need for support posts or legs. The collapsible table assembly includes a table top/bed deck mounted to a vertically shiftable carriage and supported by a four point linkage. The carriage rides on four wheels, which are seated in two opposed tracks of a wall bracket. The support linkage allows the table top to be raised and lowered between the table and bed positions. A gas piston or spring biases the table top toward the raised table position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: R-N-R International, Inc.
    Inventor: Stewart E. Gardner
  • Patent number: 6929321
    Abstract: A fold-up seat mountable in mobile living quarters has a sidewall defining a storage space covered by a seat platform. The seat platform can be opened and closed about a hinge apparatus to provide access to the storage area when the seat platform is open and provides a place for sitting when the seat platform is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventor: Scott J. Shrock
  • Patent number: 6605025
    Abstract: A therapeutic seat device which in combination comprises: (a) a support (1) having elements (2, 3, 6) for receiving a separate seat member; and (b) a seat member comprising a seat (4) fastened to an elongate element for elastic, resilient interaction with the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Inventor: Jens A. Kjersem