Portable Patents (Class 312/140.2)
  • Patent number: 9609944
    Abstract: There is a modular furniture system having at least one wall, at least two support units, and at least one counter unit. The wall unit typically has a front surface, a back surface, and at least a first support tab and a second support tab. Each of the support units is capable of being coupled or joined to the wall unit. The counter unit can then be rested upon the wall unit and support units. Any number of wall units, support units, and counter units may be used in constructing the furniture system. The wall units and counter units may be curved or straight or bear other shapes to create unique overall pieces of furniture. In some embodiments, the furniture system may manifest itself as a portable bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Paul David Partywares LLC
    Inventors: Marisol Diaz, Juan M Diaz
  • Patent number: 9271893
    Abstract: Example ambulation aid apparatus and associated methods of manufacture are disclosed and described herein. An example ambulation aid apparatus includes an ambulation aid body formed as a integral part, the integral part formed in monocoque construction to provide support for mobility of a user through the integral part, the integral part providing a plurality of grippable areas to facilitate user movement and support through the integral part. Another example ambulation aid apparatus includes a primary panel formed in monocoque construction to provide support for and assist in mobility of a user through the skin of the monocoque primary panel, the primary panel formed to interrelate with one or more subassemblies to provide an integrated monocoque part to assist in providing support for and improved mobility of the user through the integrated monocoque part. Example methods of manufacture are also disclosed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: MOTIVO, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy F. Knopow, Jennifer R. Harris
  • Publication number: 20150137671
    Abstract: A portable compact cocktail station which combines the essential functions of a full restaurant bar in a convenient tabletop unit which requires no disassembly, collapsing, or folding before transportation or storage. In use, this cocktail station provides a compact working area for an individual drink preparer, as well as storage for the most commonly used alcohol varieties and accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: MATTHEW CHRISTIAN PEAKE
  • Publication number: 20140306584
    Abstract: A accessories system for a portable bar is provided, the kit comprises: at least one stool; at least one stool cover; at least one umbrella cover; and at least one bar wrap; said kit is designed to work with a portable bar and stool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 8740318
    Abstract: A folding portable bar with interchangeable canopies is provided, the bar comprises: at least one umbrella comprising at least one post and a plurality of canopies, each of the canopies comprises a design and at least a portion of each of the canopies is constructed of a material that allows light to pass through the canopy and project image of the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Publication number: 20140132129
    Abstract: A cabinet assembly is provided with a cabinet body sized to be received under a stationary countertop. A plurality of wheels is mounted to the cabinet body for transportation of the cabinet body. A countertop panel is mounted upon the cabinet body. At least one countertop leaf is provided for generally coplanar extension of the countertop panel when disconnected from the stationary countertop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Masco Cabinetry LLC
    Inventors: Donald Deneweth, Justin Hammerling, Gregg Schweir, Anthony Morabito
  • Patent number: 8490551
    Abstract: A portable convertible ice cooled serving table comprised of two sections is foldable for carrying by a handle. The legs may be folded against the sections. Transparent covers to protect the food from insects and to keep atmospheric heat away from the food and cooling medium are removeably pivotally mountable to the sections when erected and are storable within the folded table, including handles thereon, for transport and storage. The two sections are pivotally openable to form a table and conveniently secured in table position wherein the bases of the two sections are in the same plane. The legs are also provided with easily insertable and releasable braces which are pivotally mounted to the bases of the sections. The sections may be preferably made of insulative material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Wagner, Evamay Wagner
  • Patent number: 8477484
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a case having an opening, and at least one retaining section is adjacent to the opening. At least one retaining pin is arranged in each of the at least one retaining section. The electronic apparatus further includes a cover to cover the opening. The cover includes at least one fixing section engaging with the at least one retaining section. A receiving chamber is arranged in each of the at least one fixing section to receive a clamp section of a resilient piece clamping the at least one retaining pin. The resilient piece is movable when the retaining pin is clamped by the clamp section arranged in the receiving chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Hao Lin
  • Publication number: 20120306330
    Abstract: A folding portable bar with interchangeable canopies is provided, the bar comprises: at least one umbrella comprising at least one post and a plurality of canopies, each of the canopies comprises a design and at least a portion of each of the canopies is constructed of a material that allows light to pass through the canopy and project image of the design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 8267490
    Abstract: A folding portable bar is provided, the bar comprises: a framework having front and back side and top and bottom portions, the framework comprises a central frame having front and back sides and at least one side frame which is generally perpendicular to the central frame during an opened usage position, and the framework further comprises at least two supporting frames, at least one supporting frame is pivotally hinged to at least one end of the central frame and at least one supporting frame is pivotally hinged to at least one end of the side frame, one end of the central frame is pivotally hinged to one end of the side frame, and the central frame comprises at least two panels and the side frame comprises at least one panels, each of the panels and the supporting frames being foldable to one another forming an accordion fold during a closed position; at least one countertop designed to sit atop the top portion of the framework; and at least one supporting shelf designed to fit adjacent the bottom portion o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 8252353
    Abstract: Custom food product methods and apparatus are provided that allow customers to participate in the preparation of food products as a part of the dining experience. A method of preparing a custom food product under the direction of a customer includes placing a customer-selected substrate on a scale of custom food product preparation table, placing customer-selected ingredients on the substrate in customer-selected amounts and customer-selected areas, and calculating and displaying the cost of the custom food product to the customer as the customer-selected ingredients are placed on the substrate. Each ingredient is assigned a cost per unit of weight and, as the ingredients are utilized, the cost of the food product is calculated and displayed via a display associated with the table. A customer may be provided with a record of the ingredients of the custom food product and may include an image and/or name of the custom food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Brian Hrudka
  • Patent number: 8016371
    Abstract: An extension for a portable bar is provided, the extension comprises: a first counter having opposing ends; a second counter having opposing ends; at least two support bars having opposing ends, the first end of each of the bars is pivotally connected to the first end of the first counter and the first end of the second counter is pivotally connected to and rotatable about the second end of each of the bars, the first and second counters are generally parallel to one another and generally perpendicular to the bars during an usage position, the second counter rotates about the second end of the bars and the bars are generally diagonal of the first counter during an intermediate position, and the first and second counters are generally parallel to the bars during a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Publication number: 20110204756
    Abstract: A foldable, portable bar that is lightweight and easily transported and erected on location is provided. The invention can be folded to a compact size for easy storage in a wheeled, hard or soft shell case which takes up a minimum of storage space. Though compact when in storage, the present invention portable bar when assembled features a spacious counter for the preparation of food and drinks, as well as storage shelves, a tub for holding drinks and ice, a fixture for supporting an umbrella, and interchangeable fabric wraps or panels upon which may be printed “team colors” or other indicia. The present invention portable bar meets the needs of participants at “tailgating” events which typically take place in the parking lots of sports stadiums, as well as those of the operators of hotels and convention centers who also require a light-weight portable bar that can easily be moved and assembled on location and takes up little space when stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Robert A. DeMars
  • Patent number: 7832780
    Abstract: The present invention features a portable kitchen apparatus for attaching to a vehicle comprising a foldable countertop having a sink basin hole, a stove hole, a sink basin, a stove, and a flame protector. The portable kitchen apparatus may be used for outdoor cooking and/or cleaning while camping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Timothy A. Ramseyer
  • Patent number: 7828398
    Abstract: The enclosed mobile bar apparatus providing a decorative encasement and having a depth of about 26 inches and a height of about 73 inches to provide ample storage and ease of mobility through any standard doorway. The retractable pull-out table with barrier provides a work surface that can be extended forwardly from the encasement and retracted within, then hidden by the doors. The doors are equipped with pane inserts providing further decorative appeal. Stemware racks from within the top downwardly are arranged side by side. The mezzanines importantly increase storage capabilities of the encasement but also, by their substantial u-shape, allow for unfenced storage on the pullout table. The mezzanines also importantly provide decorative flair to the encasement interior, along with decorative barriers. The mezzanines may be identically shaped and sized. Horizontally disposed bottle racks may be provided in either the upper or lower drawer or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventors: Robert P. Burnick, Matilde Burnick
  • Patent number: 7780250
    Abstract: A collapsible bar (10) includes first and second support members (12), a surface element (14), and members for releasably latching the surface element (14) to the first and second support members (12). Preferably, the releasable latching members include an elongate channel (36) on each support member (12) and two skirt-portions (38) on the surface element (14). Each skirt-portion (38) is receivable in a respective elongate channel (36) as a close fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: Simon Knowles
  • Patent number: 7717044
    Abstract: A bar counter (100) for use standing across a relatively upper floor (10) and a relatively lower floor (13) interconnected by steps (11 and 12), comprises a body (110) having a first side (110R) on the upper floor (10) and an opposite second side (110F) on the lower floor (13). The body (110) has a bottom (120) adapted to engage said upper and lower floors (10 and 13) and includes a top (130) having a relatively higher horizontal surface (130H) on the first side (110R) and a relatively lower horizontal surface (130L) on the second side (110F), for use by people on opposite sides of the counter (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Sparkling Wine International
    Inventor: Anthony James Hatton
  • Publication number: 20090249588
    Abstract: An extension for a portable bar is provided, the extension comprises: a first counter having opposing ends; a second counter having opposing ends; at least two support bars having opposing ends, the first end of each of the bars is pivotally connected to the first end of the first counter and the first end of the second counter is pivotally connected to and rotatable about the second end of each of the bars, the first and second counters are generally parallel to one another and generally perpendicular to the bars during an usage position, the second counter rotates about the second end of the bars and the bars are generally diagonal of the first counter during an intermediate position, and the first and second counters are generally parallel to the bars during a storage position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Publication number: 20090184610
    Abstract: A modular merchandise pod includes a generally elongated merchandise pod base having first and second ends, a rack assembly carried by the merchandise pod base and disposed generally midway between the first and second ends and a rack assembly top panel carried by the rack assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventor: Joe D. Haws, JR.
  • Patent number: 7425046
    Abstract: A portable bar comprising: a framework having a front and back side and comprising a central frame with opposing ends and at least two side frames being situated on the opposing ends of the central frame and being perpendicular to the central frame, each of the side frames comprising at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side frame; at least two side supporting frames, each being connected to the opposing ends of the central frame, the supporting frame comprising a central supporting frame and a side supporting frame, the side supporting frame comprising at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side supporting frame; at least one supporting shelf and at least one shelf having an aperture for supporting a container, the shelves being situated on the back side of the framework; at least one counter attached to a top side of the framework and the supporting frames; and at least one front panel situated on the front side of the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 7354120
    Abstract: A portable bar is provided, the bar comprises at least two frameworks, each of the frameworks has a front and back side and comprises a central frame with opposing ends and at least two side frames are situated on said opposing ends of the central frame and is perpendicular to the central frame, each of the side frames comprises at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side frame; at least one supporting shelf for connecting the first and second framework; at least one shelf has an aperture for supporting a container, the shelves is situated on the back side of the framework; at least one counter attached to a top side of the framework and the supporting frames, at least a portion of the counter having an aperture for receiving a cooking apparatus; and at least one front panel situated on the front side of the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 7273261
    Abstract: A portable bar is provided, the bar comprises a framework having a front and back side and comprises a central frame with opposing ends and at least two side frames situated on the opposing ends of the central frame and is perpendicular to the central frame, each of the side frames comprises at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side frame; at least two side supporting frames, each frame is connected to the opposing ends of the central frame, the supporting frame comprising a central supporting frame and a side supporting frame, the side supporting frame comprises at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side supporting frame; at least one supporting shelf and at least one shelf having an aperture for supporting a container, the shelves is situated on the back side of the framework; at least one counter attached to a top side of the framework and the supporting frames, at least a portion of the counter having an aperture for receiving a cooking apparatus;
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 7240975
    Abstract: A portable bar comprising: a framework having a front and back side and comprising a central frame with opposing ends and at least two side frames being situated on the opposing ends of the central frame and being perpendicular to the central frame, each of the side frames comprising at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side frame; at least two side suppporting frames, each being connected to the opposing ends of the central frame, the supporting frame comprising a central supporting frame and a side supporting frame, the side supporting frame comprising at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side supporting frame; at least one supporting shelf and at least one shelf having an aperture for supporting a container, said shelves being situated on the back side of the framework; at least one counter attached to a top side of the framework and the supporting frames; and at least one front panel situated on the front side of the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 7201458
    Abstract: A portable bar is provided, the bar comprises a vertical panel having a front side, a back side and opposing ends; at least two side panels, one side panel being connected to each of the opposing ends of the vertical panel and is perpendicular to the vertical panel, each of the side panels comprising at least one leg, the leg being a transversely located elongated foot member; at least two vertical support panels, each support panel is connected to the opposing ends of the vertical panel and the side panels, each of the vertical support panels comprises a front panel and a side support panel, the side support panel is connected to the front panel of the vertical support panel and comprises at least one leg; a counter is connected to and supported by the vertical panel and the vertical support panels, at least a portion of the counter comprising at least one aperture for receiving a cooking apparatus such as a barbecue; and at least one horizontal shelf is situated on the back side of the vertical panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 7101000
    Abstract: A portable bar is provided, the bar comprises a vertical panel having a front side, a back side and opposing ends; at least two vertical support panels, each support panel being connected to the opposing ends of the vertical panel; a counter being connected to and supported by the vertical panel and the vertical support panels; at least one horizontal shelf being situated on the back side of the vertical panel; an umbrella assembly comprising at least two umbrellas and two poles attached to the umbrellas, the assembly further comprising a connector for connecting the first and second umbrellas during an open position; and a cover attached to both umbrellas, the cover designed for advertising material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 6996939
    Abstract: A room partition system for a room having a central connecting panel and hingeably attached, foldable lateral storage units. Each of the lateral storage units has a bottom-mounted wheel assembly, thereby allowing the partition system to be rolled to various locations within the room. The lateral storage units have a plurality of shelves and provide substantial storage volume for containment of various items of clothing and other accessories. The lateral storage units are attached by hinges to the central connecting panel, thereby allowing a user to fold the storage units partially or fully against the connecting panel. The partition system has an open position, wherein the storage units extend parallel to the connecting panel, and also a folded position, wherein each lateral storage unit is rotated upon its hinges to a position perpendicular to that of the connecting panel, thereby forming a partially enclosed area for use as an entertainment center, a study center, or a work center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventor: Herbert Jackson
  • Patent number: 6957876
    Abstract: A portable bar that is capable of being disassembled and assume a collapsed position to facilitate storage. The bar is to include a counter which is spaced from a base that is to rest on a supporting surface. In between the counter and the base is located shelving. The shelving is to include one or more buckets. The counter is to have connected thereto a cutting board and a condiment tray with both the cutting board and condiment tray each being movable between a retracted position, which is the storage position, and an extended position, which is the usage position. The portable bar is to be connectable to an umbrella assembly which is to function to cover the counter area in order to provide shade from the sun and protection from rain to an individual utilizing the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Original Idea, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. DeMars
  • Patent number: 6918640
    Abstract: A portable bar comprising: a framework having a front and back side and comprising a central frame with opposing ends and at least two side frames being situated on the opposing ends of the central frame and being perpendicular to the central frame, each of the side frames comprising at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side frame; at least two side supporting frames, each being connected to the opposing ends of the central frame, the supporting frame comprising a central supporting frame and a side supporting frame, the side supporting frame comprising at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side supporting frame; at least one supporting shelf and at least one shelf having an aperture for supporting a container, said shelves being situated on the back side of the framework; at least one counter attached to a top side of the framework and the supporting frames; and at least one front panel situated on the front side of the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Original Idea
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Publication number: 20040140740
    Abstract: A portable kitchen is described and which includes a kitchen surface having a food preparation area and first and second sink areas defined by the kitchen surface; and a heat resistant surface which can be releasably mounted in a plurality of operable orientations relative to the kitchen surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventor: Kurt F. Gauss
  • Patent number: 6663200
    Abstract: A floor standing lectern includes a single, unitary, continuous shell formed of a plastic material and having an integral and continuous exterior wall comprised of top, front, side, rear and bottom walls which collectively enclose a hollow interior cavity. The top wall has a support surface to support a lecturer's notes, and a perimeter which substantially comprises a rounded edge joining the top wall to the side, front and rear walls. The front wall faces an audience, and has a height sized to extend substantially from the floor to at least the top wall. The front wall has a perimeter which substantially comprises a rounded edge joining the front wall to the opposite side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Dan James
  • Patent number: 6286577
    Abstract: An integrated system and method for fabricating a countertop from a slab is disclosed. The system includes a cutting station where an apron strip of a predetermined size is cut from a slab, a translating station where the apron strip is translated and positioned along the cut edge of the slab, and a press for adhesively bonding the apron to the cut edge of the slab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Premark RWP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Lynn Douglas, Steven J. Moore