Standard Spaced From Chair By Base Element Patents (Class 297/172)
  • Patent number: 10912386
    Abstract: An easy to Disassemble and Assemble Rattan Hammock Chair with a Hanging Stand with an upper boom, a bolt, a spring, hook, a safety catch, a lower boom, a split hanging basket, a first split part, a second split part, a circular ring, a third split part, a fourth split part, a cushion, a base. The Chair receives the following beneficial effect: It has the reasonable structural design and is easily mounted and dismounted, thus reducing the transport space, improving the transport efficiency, lowering the transport cost and strengthening the comfort degree, safe and reliable, so it is suitable to promote the use of it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: PISCIFUN INC
    Inventor: Pan Xuemin
  • Patent number: 10591258
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a desk/chair assembly having sheets of ballistic material attached around its top and outer edges and a chair portion also having ballistic material attached thereto for use by the occupant for seating purposes wherein the chair portion is attached to the desk portion using a pivoting arm so as to allow the chair portion to be moved between multiple positions including the normal seated position, an open position and a closed position wherein a user can hide inside a safety zone created by the chair and desk assembly. A pivoting arm is attached to an underside of the desk top on one end and fixedly connected to the underside of the chair seat on its other end. A handle is also provided for moving the chair portion between its various positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Todd Donald Drummond, Donald James Drummond
  • Patent number: 10360754
    Abstract: An integrated active control system includes gaming devices, a server, and a network connecting the server and gaming devices. The gaming devices include gaming terminals and gaming tables. The integrated active control system aggregates gaming transaction information from the gaming devices and determines, for example, the effectiveness of the gaming establishment's floor configuration. Based on this effectiveness determination, at least one of the gaming devices are instructed to change their configuration. Staffing information may also be considered and reconfigured. The integrated active control system further monitors and configures gaming chips. The gaming chips are programmable, and may store monetary chip value and chip identification information. The programmable gaming chips are monitored for tracking the wagers made with the chips as well as for detecting their location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gareth Stuart Phillips, Kent Reisdorph, Lattamore D. Osburn, Scott Olive, Gary Frerking, Jeffrey S. Topham, Michael Dugan, John Denlay, Christine Judith Denlay
  • Patent number: 10285509
    Abstract: An assistive device for infants or toddlers unable to hold themselves up to sit against gravity with a trunk support, a trunk support base a crossbar with a vertical support tube and a vertical extension tube forward of the front end of the trunk support base, and a removable floor plate with an upper non skid surface upon which the bottom surface of the trunk support base rests to provide mechanical support and stability needed to promote independent muscle activation in an infant or toddler who cannot sit up after the age of 7 months. Additional features comprise an angled tray for added upper extremity weight bearing assistance while simultaneously viewing eye-level book/toys and grasping of a crossbar to promote sit to stand, heating and cooling gel wrap and vibration disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Jennifer Lannes Aguillard
  • Patent number: 10124203
    Abstract: A student desk promoting brain-based movement. The student desk provides a frame carrying a table and a seat and a combination of one or more features designed to allow productive movement that stimulates and enhances cognitive learning. Various aspects of the student desk include semispherical seating surface, a rotatable seat with twist resistance, a cushioned seating surface, a height adjustable table, a sensory strip on the bottom of the table, and resistance bands secured to the frame. These enhancements provide a number of different outlets for students to release nervous energy in a non-disruptive manner while remaining focused on educational activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Geoffrey B. Brookshire
  • Patent number: 9722440
    Abstract: An object holder adapted to hold a wide variety of objects including beverage holders such as cups, bottles, mugs, and tumblers; electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablets; remote controls; eating and writing utensils; and books. The device preferably includes a base, an upright extending upward from the base, and a receiver near the top of the upright. The receiver preferably includes an object holder which is preferably made detachable so that it may be washed in a dishwasher. The height of the receiver with respect to the base is adjustable in the present invention. The rotation of the receiver with respect to the base is preferably also made adjustable. The adjustment mechanism may preferably be activated using only one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Brian Scott Webb
  • Patent number: 9532655
    Abstract: A sliding seat, in particular for gaming stations, includes a seating portion defined by at least one substantially horizontal seating plane supported by a support device on a support base. The support base has a plate that can be joined to the support device and is slidably connectable to a footboard resting upon the floor, the footboard being provided with a guide device cooperating with corresponding a sliding device provided on the plate to allow the plate to slide together with the seating portion. In particular, in the sliding seat, the length of the plate is greater than or equal to half the distance between the surface of the plate and the seating plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: STYLGAME S.R.L.
    Inventor: Luigi Iulita
  • Patent number: 8977441
    Abstract: A machine includes a plurality of ground engaging elements and an operator control station supported on a frame. A work tool is pivotably attached to the frame using a lift arm assembly and a tilt linkage. At least one device measures a quantity associated with at least one of the lift arm assembly, the tilt linkage, and the work tool. An electronic controller, in communication with an operator display and the at least one device. The electronic controller is configured to store an operator selected orientation of the work tool, calculate a current orientation of the work tool based on the quantity, and calculate a deviation of the current orientation from the operator selected orientation. A visual representation of the deviation is displayed on the operator display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Joel R. Grimes, Joseph Edward Forcash, Christopher Lee Mays, Steven Conrad Budde
  • Patent number: 8950805
    Abstract: A combined table and chair seating apparatus is provided. The seating apparatus comprising a table (25), a chair (26) and a table base (16). The table comprises a table top (10) and a table leg (11) defining an axis about which axis the table top is rotatable with respect to the table base. The chair is mounted for rotation with the table top about the axis. In a preferred embodiment, the chair comprises a seat and a chair frame upon which the seat is mounted. The frame includes at least one floor-engaging leg. Preferably, the table leg has upper and lower ends, the lower end being mounted for rotation upon the table base and the chair frame is mounted upon the table leg at a point intermediate the upper and lower ends thereof. More preferably, the chair frame is mounted substantially adjacent the lower end of the table leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Charles Keen
  • Patent number: 8939500
    Abstract: An ergonomic workstation that includes a base; an effective hip axis affixed to the base; a seat bottom that rotates about the effective hip axis; a seat back that rotates about the effective hip axis; an effective shoulder axis positionally fixed to the seat back; an effective elbow axis positionally fixed to the seat back; a monitor support having a monitor mount that rotates about the shoulder axis; and an input device tray support configured such that an input device tray on the support rotates about the elbow axis. As the workstation moves through a broad range of operational zones, it maintains a fixed eye-to-monitor distance and fixed angle between the user's head and the monitor throughout a significant portion of the range of motion, and a fixed distance from the user's elbow to an input device throughout the entire range of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: SV Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Che Voigt, John M. Speicher
  • Patent number: 8757727
    Abstract: A table and seat assembly for limiting movement of ankle shackles by a client occupying the seat. The assembly includes a table supported by a first pedestal and the seat supported by a second pedestal, where the first and second pedestals are connected. A drive rod included in a locking mechanism extends from a linear sleeve bearing in the second pedestal and moves from an unlocked position in which the drive rod is not inside a receiver socket to a locking position in which the drive rod is inside the receiver socket. An individual positioned behind the seated client operates a foot pedal to move the drive rod between the unlocked and locking positions. When in the locking position, the drive rod prevents a chain or other connecting means of the ankle shackles from moving upwards between the guide socket and the receiver socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
    Inventor: Lucien J. Leclaire
  • Patent number: 8720990
    Abstract: A combination bench and table may include a platform that is movable between a bench configuration and a table configuration. The platform may form a backrest in the bench configuration and a table in the table configuration. The platform may be supported by a cantilever support member that extends upwardly at an angle and a connecting assembly preferably connects the platform and the cantilever support member. The connecting assembly may allow the platform to pivot about an axis and the axis may be disposed proximate a front edge of the table and the lower portion of the backrest. The axis may also be generally vertically aligned with a midpoint of a connecting member of the frame. Further, the axis may be generally horizontally aligned with a lower edge of the backrest when the combination bench and table is disposed in the bench configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Boydston
  • Patent number: 8616629
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a seating apparatus, and more particularly to a combined table and chair. We describe a seating apparatus comprising a table (25), a chair (26) and a table base (16) wherein the table comprises a table top (10) and a table leg (11) defining an axis about which axis said table top is rotatable with respect to the table base; wherein the chair is mounted for rotation with said table top about said axis. In a preferred embodiment, the chair comprises a seat (21) and a chair frame (31) upon which the seat is mounted, wherein the frame includes at least one floor-engaging leg (22). Preferably, the table leg has upper and lower ends, the lower end being mounted for rotation upon the table base and the chair frame is mounted upon the table leg at a point intermediate the upper and lower ends thereof. More preferably, the chair frame is mounted substantially adjacent the lower end of the table leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventors: Ingemar Jonsson, Shin Azumi, Tomoko Azumi
  • Patent number: 8573688
    Abstract: A seating device (20) includes a fixed seat (24) and a moveable arm (40) pivotally connected at its lower end (44) to a support structure (26). A document shelf (22) is carried on an upper end (42) of the moveable arm (40). In an inactive stowed condition, the document shelf (22) innocuously lays over the fixed seat (24). The document shelf (22) is movable to a deployed condition extending laterally outwardly and upwardly relative to the fixed seat (24) where documents may be held at a convenient reading distance to a person seated on the fixed seat (24). The moveable arm (40) is telescopically extendable. A stop cord (92) limits outward rotation of the moveable arm (40). A recessable joint (46) connects the document shelf (22) to the moveable arm (40). In the stowed condition, the recessable joint (46) tucks below the fixed seat surface. The document shelf (22) includes a back plate (56) and a perpendicular ledge (58).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jon E. Shackelford
  • Patent number: 8365739
    Abstract: A patient support device for use in patients undergoing spinal or epidural procedures while seated on a standard labor and delivery, operating room or other table or bed is described. An exemplary embodiment of the device includes an upper body support tray and a foot support tray which are independently adjustable along the length of an extendable pole assembly. The pole also connects to a base which provides a stable support and slides under the bulky support bases which are a part of modern hospital beds used in labor and delivery and operating rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Kevin Jones
  • Patent number: 8141949
    Abstract: A computer display viewing support having a display positioning tray, including a vertical unit having a substantially vertical orientation adapted to vary a vertical location of the display tray between an uppermost position and a lowermost position, the vertical unit terminating in horizontal base and a tray pivoting unit supported by the vertical unit and adapted to pivot the display tray from a plurality of pivoting positions between a closed position to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: EMA Innovation, LLC
    Inventor: Eran Baru
  • Patent number: 8104828
    Abstract: An adjustable workstation with a hideaway seat and method are disclosed. The table may be adjustable in height so that the workstation may be used as a sitting desk or a standing workstation. The chair is pivotably coupled to the table so that it may be extended and used for sitting or stowed away under the desk while the user stands. The workstation may also have wheels for mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: William Knighton
  • Patent number: 8029369
    Abstract: A gaming system including a chair having a base and a mechanical connector mounted to the base, and a gaming machine having a rotary locking mechanism to mate with the mechanical connector of the chair to latch the base to the gaming machine. The gaming machine and base can include an electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: WMS Gaming Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Hahn
  • Patent number: 7971930
    Abstract: A picnic table may include a table and one or more seat members disposed about the table. One end of each seat member is preferably pivotally attached to the table by a support structure so that the seat member may pivot or rotate between various positions relative to the table top. One or more feet may be connected to the support structures and the feet may be sized and configured to facilitate movement of the seat members relative to the table top. The picnic table may also include a frame and the frame may include a plurality of elongated support members with a first end and a second end. The elongated support members may be interconnected to form a generally polygon-shaped structure and an end of each support member may extend beyond the perimeter of the generally polygon-shaped structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jered Larsen, S. Curtis Nye, L. Curtis Strong, Robert A. Astle
  • Patent number: 7963593
    Abstract: An organizer and utility apparatus that can be attached to a chair comprises a generally horizontal elongate support which can be in the form of a tube or channeled block. The elongate support has one or more holder attachments that can be joined in a permanent fashion or mutually engaged and disengaged and located according to user preference. The elongate support can be supported directly on a desk, or with an attachable generally vertical support, supported above a floor or desk; Or with such attachable vertical support, engaged to a chair that has a chair attachment mechanism. If the organizer is either freestanding or attached to a chair, it can be converted into a work station by the use of an engageable plane-attachment accessory. If free standing, the vertical support is attached to a stand base. An embodiment of the apparatus has a wire conduit that permits electrical and electronics wire protection and management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Chad Mitchell
  • Patent number: 7954892
    Abstract: An adjustable workstation with a hideaway seat and method are disclosed. The table may be adjustable in height so that the workstation may be used as a sitting desk or a standing workstation. The chair is pivotably coupled to the table so that it may be extended and used for sitting or stowed away under the desk while the user stands. The workstation may also have wheels for mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: William Knighton
  • Patent number: 7832799
    Abstract: A locking support assembly for a casino chair uses a support plate with a chair mount having a fixed pin protruding upwards from the support plate opposite to the mount. The pin may serve as a sole or primary guide member in the support plate to guide the support plate into horizontal alignment with a latch mounted inside a beam. The beam holds the support plate in close but unlocked engagement by a lower groove, to resist loads imposed by an attached chair. A releasable latch inside the beam receives the pin to provide locked engagement between the support plate and the beam. The beam may be fastened to a vertical surface of a gaming machine or other object. The support plate and attached chair can be released from the beam by inserting a tool through a keyhole in the beam to release the latch, while pulling the support plate outwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Gary Platt Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Wendell R. Davis, Jr., Dale Robert Lundeen, Kay Daniel Vetter
  • Patent number: 7823973
    Abstract: Disclosed is a videogaming and computer workstation unit, preferably integrated with an ergonomic chair, which permits ease of entry and exit to the chair for users of various sizes, and which permits users to use peripheral devices for operating video games and computers comfortably from a chair integrated with a gaming console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Vlad Dragusin
  • Patent number: 7625042
    Abstract: The invention relates to a remote mechanism and systems including a remote mechanism for securing a chair to a game machine and for effecting release of the chair from the game machine. The present mechanisms and systems are adapted to be used in conjunction with conventional and novel quick release bracket apparatus and provide remote locking and unlocking mechanisms therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Top Line Seating Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Friedrich
  • Patent number: 7571959
    Abstract: A student desk includes a base that supports a seat and a worksurface. The base includes transverse front and rear base members, with a central base member extending therebetween. A worksurface support and a seat support are mounted to and extend upwardly from the base, and the worksurface and seat are mounted to the worksurface and seat supports, respectively, so as to be adjustable in elevation. Casters are mounted to the front and rear transverse base members to facilitate movement of the desk on a support surface such as a floor. Certain of the casters may be constructed so as to lock in position when the desk is occupied. The seat includes a handle area, so that the desk can be quickly and easily repositioned in a classroom with minimal effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Krueger International, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis G. Griepentrog
  • Patent number: 7568760
    Abstract: A kit for converting a standard easy chair with arms for use as a computer workplace, such kit including a base member, a columnar element, a keyboard storage assembly, and a mouse storage assembly and pad area. The base member has a low profile configured to fit and extend beneath at least a portion of the bottom of the easy chair and includes a stabilizing portion to maintain the chair and the base member in a generally stable relationship with one another, with at least one side portion of the base member extending beyond a side of the arm chair to form a base support element. The columnar element has a bottom portion designed to be complementarily engageable with the base support element, a body portion, and an upper end, with the body portion extending upwardly from the base support element to the upper end which is positionable generally adjacent to and extending to above the level of one arm of the easy chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Mark P. Lodes
  • Publication number: 20080079292
    Abstract: An organizer and utility apparatus that can be attached to a chair comprises a generally horizontal elongate support which can be in the form of a tube or channeled block. The elongate support has one or more holder attachments that can be joined in a permanent fashion or mutually engaged and disengaged and located according to user preference. The elongate support can be supported directly on a desk, or with an attachable generally vertical support, supported above a floor or desk; Or with such attachable vertical support, engaged to a chair that has a chair attachment mechanism. If the organizer is either freestanding or attached to a chair, it can be converted into a work station by the use of an engageable plane-attachment accessory. If free standing, the vertical support is attached to a stand base. An embodiment of the apparatus has a wire conduit that permits electrical and electronics wire protection and management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventor: Chad Mitchell
  • Patent number: 7314248
    Abstract: A portable workstation apparatus having a collapsible frame, wheels, a seat, and work surface, whereby collapsing the frame and manipulating an articulated work surface attachment, permits the apparatus to be utilized as a hand truck. Also described is an enhanced version of the collapsible portable workstation apparatus having a scissors linkage lift mechanism allowing adjustment of the seating height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Alan Mabon, Crystal Elayne Mabon
  • Patent number: 7226125
    Abstract: A table includes a first table top section and a second table top section A magnet is positioned on the first table top section and a lock block is positioned on the opposing second table top section. The opposing first and second table top sections are magnetically locked together to form the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Biofit Engineered Products
    Inventors: James W. Frobose, Timothy J. Critton
  • Patent number: 7192084
    Abstract: A table and chair assembly includes a base frame, a table mounted on the base frame, a support member adjustably mounted on the base frame and movable relative to the table, and a chair mounted on the support member to move therewith. Thus, the support member is movable on the base frame after the support member is unlocked from the base frame so that the chair is movable relative to the table to adjust the relative position between the chair and the table so as to satisfy a user's stature. In addition, the support member is locked on and unlocked from the base frame easily and quickly by operation of the locking devices, thereby facilitating the user adjusting the relative position between the chair and the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Inventor: Jia-Xiong Huang
  • Patent number: 7134719
    Abstract: A work station having a base, a user support affixed to the base; and an overhead hanger affixed to said base. The overhead hanger has a rear portion extending upwardly behind the user support and an overhead portion extending forwardly above the user support a sufficient distance so that when a user is positioned in the user support, the overhead portion is above the user and a peripheral mounting system affixable to the overhead portion proximate a distal end of the overhead portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: P--CE Computers, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Alexander Moglin, Richard Nelson Stieler, Allan Quattrin
  • Patent number: 7048332
    Abstract: A stackable, modular triangular desk for holding a computer while providing an easily accessible work area includes: (a) a generally triangular-shaped, substantially planar desk top portion; (b) a frame attached to the desk top portion supporting the desk top portion in an elevated position; and (c) a chair portion supported by the same frame and spaced apart from a front edge of the desk top portion; wherein the frame comprises only two frame components that support the desk on a floor surface, one of the frame components being connected to the chair portion, and the other of the frame components being connected to the desk top portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Inventor: Gertraude M. Dilling
  • Patent number: 6953222
    Abstract: A portable utility stand that integrates the equipment required by users such as musicians, artists, and surveyors. These users generally require a lighted work platform, a tool or instrument support, a comfortable adjustable seat, a storage area for equipment such as tools, an adjustable footrest, shelf to temporarily place equipment, a means to support equipment such as, microphones, tuning devices or a telephone. The equipment is mounted to a base platform equipped with mounting receptacles that allow the user to arrange, adjust, and select suitable equipment for a particular application and in a preferred arrangement. The base platform is essentially a single member with receptacles for equipment mounting. A seating bench with storage unit is centrally located with respect to the mounting receptacles. Floor glides are mounted on bottom extreme ends. Disassembly simply requires removing the receptacle mounted equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Inventors: George Edward Larrick, Mary Teresa Larrick, Daniel Edward Larrick
  • Patent number: 6916065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotating patient chair mounted with an integrated ear diagnosis and treatment unit that controls the position of a microscope 48 and a monitor 50 rotating around the rotating patient chair 30 at a predetermined angle or 180 degrees, the unit including: suctioners 44, 52, a treatment board 46, a blood pressure tester 54 and a manipulating switch box 40 for controlling the diagnosis and treatment tools, and the monitor 50 and the microscope 48 positioned in correspondence with the patient's ears anatomically positioned at 180 degrees to enable the patient to observe all of the treatment processes to the ear parts including the thin, dark auditory canals and eardrums on the monitor 50 installed at an opposite side and to enable the practitioner to explain all of the treatment processes shown on the monitor to the patient and his guardians, thereby improving reliability on the practitioner and the treatment processes and maximizing the treatment effects, and performing diagnosis
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Inventor: Ja-Ryoung Park
  • Patent number: 6857696
    Abstract: The present invention describes a furniture unit or a toy which employs base, top, and curved members along with a support member which extends along the inner surfaces of the top, base, and curved members. The shape of the invention allows it to be selectively positioned such that it can be adapted for a plurality of uses. For example, one embodiment of the present invention may be adapted for use as a desk, sofa, chair, or rocking toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Inventor: Ben Usagani
  • Patent number: 6776452
    Abstract: A chair with a desk includes a chair body having a support leg and a seat section mounted on the support leg such that the level of the seat section is adjustable, a support member coupled to the chair body turnably within a horizontal plane, a desk body which is provided for the support member and a position of which is adjustable back and forth with respect to the chair body, a rest provided for the desk body and including a storage, and a drawer type rest which is allowed to be drawn from the rest in a lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: President of Tsuyama National College of Technology
    Inventor: Teruhisa Onishi
  • Patent number: 6726276
    Abstract: A body-mimicking system ergonomically integrates a user with a work station while promoting active sitting and proactive positioning. Particularly, cooperative structures are provided to timely promote healthy and productive postures in task seating operations through the maintenance of ergonomic access and reach to a work station at all times. The system enables a user to effortlessly and dynamically shift from a conventional seating position to a lean/stand posture, and any health posture in between, without disrupting the task at hand. When viewed in its cooperative aspects of clinically preferred human postures and its anticipation of the next best posture in relation to a specific user the system operates as a synergistic biomechanical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Health Postures, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan L. Tholkes, Jack Hockenberry
  • Patent number: 6702372
    Abstract: The operator adjustable workstation facilitates adjustments ranging from a seated work level to a standing work level with an infinite number of health posture arrangements and work surface levels in between. Two trigger controlled height and angle adjustment body support actuators and a foot controlled lower leg and lower leg support pivot actuator, provide the operator with independent control to quickly lock into place and/or release each health posture and work surface at any level within the adjustment range. The workstation includes a base structure, a body support area, a work surface area, and lift arm. The work surface area incorporates two substantially planar work surfaces. The body support area incorporates seat, back, lower leg and lower leg support components. The body support and work areas incorporate two separate lift arms. The lift arms have first ends and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Health Postures, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan L. Tholkes, Jack Hockenberry, DuWayne Dandurand
  • Publication number: 20030222486
    Abstract: A combined chair and object support for video equipment, telescopes, drawing boards and the like, includes a chair leg assembly, a seat member, an upright support post and a linking member. The chair leg assembly has an upper leg end, and a lower leg end opposite to the upper leg end and adapted to be placed on a ground surface. The seat member is mounted on the upper leg end of the chair leg assembly. The upright support post is adapted for mounting an object removably thereon. The linking member is formed with a first coupling end connected to the seat member, and a second coupling end connected to the support post, thereby forming a horizontal spacing between the seat member and the support post in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventor: Kun-Chung Lu
  • Patent number: 6644748
    Abstract: An operator adjustable workstation is provided, ranging from a seated work level to a standing work level with an infinite number of health posture arrangements and work surface levels in between. Two trigger controlled height and angle adjustment body support actuators and a foot controlled lower leg and lower leg support pivot actuator, provide the operator with independent control to quickly lock into place and/or release each health posture and work surface at any level within the adjustment range. The workstation includes a base structure, a body support area, a work surface area, and lift arm. The work surface area incorporates two substantially planar work surfaces. The body support area incorporates seat, back, lower leg and lower leg support components. The body support and work areas incorporate two separate lift arms. The lift arms have first ends and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Health Postures, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan L. Tholkes, Jack Hockenberry, DuWayne Dandurand
  • Publication number: 20020167205
    Abstract: An operator adjustable workstation, ranging from a seated work level to a standing work level with an infinite number of health posture arrangements and work surface levels in between. Two trigger controlled height and angle adjustment body support actuators and a foot controlled lower leg and lower leg support pivot actuator, provide the operator with independent control to quickly lock into place and/or release each health posture and work surface at any level within the adjustment range. The workstation includes a base structure, a body support area, a work surface area, and lift arm. The work surface area incorporates two substantially planar work surfaces. The body support area incorporates seat, back, lower leg and lower leg support components. The body support and work areas incorporate two separate lift arms. The lift arms have first ends and second ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Applicant: Health Postures, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan L. Tholkes, Jack Hockenberry, DuWayne Dandurand
  • Patent number: 6439657
    Abstract: An adjustable height work station is adjustable between a seated work level and a lifted work level. The work station includes a base structure, a work area, and a lift arm. The work area incorporates a substantially planar surface. The lift arm has a first end and a second end. The first end is pivotally secured to the base structure while the second end is pivotally secured to the work area. Tie first end and second end are pivotable through a range of motion to raise and lower the work area between the seated work level and the lifted work level while maintaining the planar surface of the work area in a substantially horizontal position through the range of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Inventor: Alan L. Tholkes
  • Patent number: 6352302
    Abstract: A combination tablet and armrest assembly for a seating unit. The seating unit includes a seat portion and a back, and the combination tablet and armrest assembly includes a support member which is movable between an operative position toward the front of the seat portion, and an inoperative position toward the rear of the seat portion. The support member is preferably mounted for pivoting movement to a base member secured to the underside of the seat portion. A combination tablet/armrest member is mounted to the support member. The tablet/armrest member includes a stationary section mounted to the support member, and a pivotable section interconnected with the stationary section via a hinge. The sections of the tablet/armrest member are adapted to be folded together when the support member is in its inoperative rearward position, to function as an armrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Pro-Cord S.r.l.
    Inventor: Giancarlo Piretti, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6315358
    Abstract: A computer work station including a user seat and a monitor supporting tray positioned in front of the seat, comprising a first chassis unit having a first base, an elongated seat supporting member, a first varying mechanism for varying the location of the seat along the seat supporting member between a relatively reclining position and a relatively upright position, a second chassis unit having a second base, an elongated monitor supporting member, a second varying mechanism for varying the location of the monitor supporting tray between an uppermost position and a lowermost position, and a coupling mechanism for coupling the seat to the monitor supporting tray so that displacement of the seat toward a relatively reclining position results in the displacement of the monitor supporting tray toward the uppermost position and displacement of the seat toward a relatively upright position results in the displacement of the monitor supporting tray toward the lowermost position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Inventor: Eran Baru
  • Publication number: 20010015567
    Abstract: An operator adjustable workstation, ranging from a seated work level to a standing work level with an infinite number of health posture arrangements and work surface levels in between. Two trigger controlled height and angle adjustment body support actuators and a foot controlled lower leg and lower leg support pivot actuator, provide the operator with independent control to quickly lock into place and/or release each health posture and work surface at any level within the adjustment range. The workstation includes a base structure, a body support area, a work surface area, and lift arm. The work surface area incorporates two substantially planar work surfaces. The body support area incorporates seat, back, lower leg and lower leg support components. The body support and work areas incorporate two separate lift arms. The lift arms have first ends and second ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Publication date: August 23, 2001
    Inventors: Alan L. Tholkes, Jack Hockenberry, DuWayne Dandurand
  • Patent number: 6270157
    Abstract: The floppy desk is designed to interface with a modern personal computer system. It is anthropometrically sized for the average of the 95th percentile of males and females. The floppy desk consists of an upper assembly and a support base. The upper assembly is composed of a tubular frame, a seat, an adjustable back and head rest, a foot platform, a computer support and a single plane work surface for monitor, keyboard and mouse. The support base is composed of a welded tubular frame with integral brackets for the upper assembly pivot and the shock absorber. The most important feature of the floppy desk is that the entire upper assembly reclines relative to the support base and maintains the operator's relative position to the monitor, keyboard, and computer. Reclining is achieved by the offset weight of the operator as he or she takes the seated position. Afterwards, as the operator vacates the seat, the unbalanced computer component weights cause the upper assembly to return to its horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Stanley Joseph Kapushinski
  • Patent number: 6269578
    Abstract: A weapon benchrest in combination with a vehicle receiver hitch. The benchrest includes a main support frame with one end received in and supported by the vehicle receiver hitch and the other end supporting a weapon support table. A seat is attached to the main frame intermediate the ends, and a ground engaging stabilizer is attached to the main frame remote from the hitch. The benchrest is fully adjustable in that the seat is horizontally adjustable, the stabilizer is vertically adjustable, and the table is both horizontally and vertically adjustable. The benchrest may use either a bi-level weapon support table with rifle rests, or a flat table for use with an additional rifle bench, vice or rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Gino A. Callegari
  • Patent number: 6227614
    Abstract: A casino chair selectively movable from a first position adjacent a casino gaming table to a second position spaced therefrom. The casino chair includes a seat, a backrest, a plurality of legs extending from the seat, and a mounting assembly for operably mounting the chair to the casino gaming table. The mounting assembly permits the selective movement the chair from a position adjacent the table to a position spaced therefrom. Further, the mounting assembly automatically returns the chair to the position adjacent the gaming when the chair is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Ben Rubin
  • Patent number: 6102475
    Abstract: A device having a table, a stool, and a support structure including footrests, thereby enhancing social environments by the use of varying combinations of the devices, and by providing comfort enhancing features, and specifically by making a seated or standing occupant approachable by increasing the potential for intimacy while yet retaining a defensible position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Inventor: David Hamann
  • Patent number: 6089663
    Abstract: An accessory chair apparatus for use with video games, the apparatus comprising a concave base, a seat portion, and a console. The base is shaped so as to facilitate a rocking motion in both a front to back and a side to side direction. However, body stabilizers may also to deployed as to prevent such rocking. The seat portion may include a back portion upon which a headrest may be adjustably mounted. The headrest may include at least one audio speaker mounted therein to enhance the game playing experience. The console is adjustably mounted on the front end of the base so as to ensure comfortable seating for occupants of various sizes. Also, a controller mounted frame may be placed on the console so as to accept a game controller, such as, for example, a steering wheel. The apparatus may also include a variety of storage compartments such as a basket, a case, and recesses in the body and the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Spang & Company
    Inventor: Peter C. Hill