With Interposed Table Patents (Class 312/203)
  • Patent number: 8468956
    Abstract: To provide a usable workspace for use at tradeshows, conventions and similar events, a collapsible transaction table is uniquely designed to provide transportability and flexibility regarding its setup. In its collapsed condition, the transaction table itself is contained and thereby easily transportable. In its expanded condition, components are provided to provide a usable transaction table which preferably sits at a countertop height but with which also may be modified to further extend into a countertop configuration. To achieve the counter top configuration, a pair of transaction tables are coupled with one another utilizing specifically configured bridging elements to thus create a stable and usable countertop. The transaction tables themselves include a collapsible base unit and tabletop elements which are removably attachable to the base units in an interlocking manner to provide additional stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Skyline Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Parizek, Dixon Gimpel
  • Publication number: 20130019547
    Abstract: A desk according to one embodiment of the present invention includes an upper panel, a support leg, a support member, a movable panel and a vertical panel. The upper panel is coupled to an upper end of the support leg. The support member extends from the upper panel. The movable panel has an upper end movable along the support member and a lower end movably placed on the upper panel. The movable panel is movable between a first position inclined with respect to the upper panel and a second position vertical to the upper panel and between the first position and a third position parallel to the upper panel. The vertical panel is rotatably joined to the support member. A lower end of the vertical panel is movably placed on the movable panel. The vertical panel moves along with the movement of the movable panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Sung Yoon Kim, Chong Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 8066240
    Abstract: A multi-configurable furniture assembly including height adjustable legs, a height adjustable pedestal support structure, a variable height foot support for cabinets and shelves and a panel wall assembly where each of the separate assemblies have finished and high quality appearances after a configuration is constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Duane F. Nagel, Joylene M. Battey
  • Patent number: 7747209
    Abstract: A printing apparatus including a first component having a photosensitive member and a transcribing portion transcribing a toner image formed on the photosensitive member onto a web, and a second component having a web guide portion guiding the web transported to the transcribing portion and a fixing portion fixing the toner image transcribed onto the web, the first component and the second component being able to be connected/divided, the first component is provided with a transcribing portion base supporting the transcribing portion, the second component is provided with a web guide portion base arranged at a position opposed to the transcribing portion base supporting the web guide portion, and an adjusting member for restricting a position of the second component relative to the first component is provided between the transcribing portion base and the web guide portion base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Yamazaki, Isao Nakajima, Sho Sawahata
  • Patent number: 7530651
    Abstract: A ready-to-assemble (RTA) modular desktop cabinet has a multiple dowels, multiple clasp connectors, two side panels, a rear panel, a main shelf, a pedestal assembly and a top panel. The rear panel has a top board and a bottom board. The side panels are mounted parallelly and detachably mounted to the rear panel, the main shelf, the pedestal assembly and the top panel independently using dowels or clasp connectors. Further, the bottom board is hinged to the top board, so that the footprint of the folded rear panel is reduced for transport and storage. Furthermore, the RTA modular cabinet can be assembled and disassembled easily without needing tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Grace Chance Enterprise Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Wen-Te Ho
  • Publication number: 20080088212
    Abstract: An entertainment system component enclosure includes a frame, including first and second frame members and first and second side frame members. The first and second frame members together with the first and second side frame members define a rectangular shape having an internally positioned aperture. First and second walls each extend transversely from one of the first and second side frame members. A third wall extends transversely from the first frame member and is oriented parallel to the first frame member and transverse to the first and second side walls. A two-way mirror is fixedly positioned in the aperture. The walls and frame enclose an entertainment component while the two-way mirror allows viewing the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: La-Z-Boy Incorporated
    Inventor: Timothy L. Annas
  • Patent number: 6676231
    Abstract: A modular furniture system has a number of variously configured work surfaces, a number of variously configured support members, variously configured hutch units, and a number of couplers. At least two support members and a work surface are arranged and coupled together to construct a work station. The work surfaces have at least three sides with at least two of the sides being adapted to releasably couple with one of the support members. The support members may include leg supports and storage cabinet supports, each of which are adapted to couple with and support a work surface above a floor. The hutches are adapted to removably rest upon a work surface or a storage cabinet support member. Further, the hutches, the work surfaces, and the support members may be provided with cable passages to facilitate use of electronic equipment at a work station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Sligh Furniture Co.
    Inventors: James O. Kelley, Ralph J. Byma, Gregg J. Persons, Errol S. Pearsons
  • Patent number: 6539831
    Abstract: A circular power saw includes a saw base having a stand and a table on the stand, and a tool rack coupled to one side of the stand and turned between the open position and the close position for keeping tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Durq Machinery Corp.
    Inventor: Peter Huang
  • Patent number: 6283563
    Abstract: A furniture unit having a first tower and a second tower spaced from the first tower. Each of the first and second towers includes a first attachment surface and a second attachment surface. The furniture unit further includes an undivided top bridge member and an undivided bottom bridge member spaced from the top bridge member. The top bridge member has opposed ends each being attached to the first attachment surfaces. The bottom bridge member has opposed ends being attached to the second attachment surfaces. The first and second towers define a space for receiving a television or a television stand for supporting a television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Sauder Woodworking Co.
    Inventors: Michael D. Lambright, Troy E. Tedrow
  • Patent number: 5906420
    Abstract: An office furniture system of free standing furniture elements which can be linked to each other comprises a modular desk unit and a modular storage unit. The modular storage unit occupies the same floor footprint as a rectangular desk unit. The separate storage unit enhances the storage capacity of an office layout since the mounting of drawers and shelves are not limited by the desk unit configuration. The storage unit has compatible lay-in wiring trays, accepts compatible modular power components and accepts the same privacy partition panels and other accessories as are mounted to the desk units. When the desk unit and the storage unit are linked into an integrated office design, a continuous pathway is provided for the electrical, communication and data wiring required for the office system. Power cables are physically separated from the data and communication wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Knoll, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles P. Rozier, Jr., Robert E. Reuter, Robert A. Melhuish, Michael L. McAllister, James A. Petronio
  • Patent number: 5601348
    Abstract: An assembly comprising one or more stationary wall units, each having a recess into which rigid platform is pivotally mounted. The platform forms a wall portion in its closed position, and a bed or couch in its open position. A second smaller platform or shelf/leg is pivotally mounted with a second recess or well set into the larger platform. The shelf/leg forms a wall portion in its open position, and a shelf or support leg in its open position, depending on the position of the larger platform. The larger platform itself maybe mounted adjacent to and in front of a pivotally mounted bedframe member, thereby allowing a single wall unit to be configured to form either a wall, a wall having an added shelf, a couch or a double bed.The invention further comprises a height adjustable table allowing both a lower height coffee table and a higher height card table. At its lower height the table can also provide support to the bedframe in its open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: Leonid E. Minkovski
  • Patent number: 5152430
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser is formed from a first and second plurality of containers with the first containers having a smaller height than the second containers. The rear surfaces of the containers are formed from a common back plate. A shelf is provided below the first containers in a space defined by the bottom of the first containers, the shelf, the sides of the second containers, and the common back plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Mavaplast, S.L.
    Inventor: Antonio Ruiberriz de Torres
  • Patent number: 4570156
    Abstract: A work station is designed for use with electronic equipment whereby the placement of the equipment in the work station prevents undesired electromagnetic coupling between various pieces of the electronic equipment. A substantially horizontal work surface is provided between a cabinet at one end and a safe at the other end. The cabinet provides a Faraday cage for receiving a MODEM and for preventing the passage of electromagnetic radiation, whereby undesired coupling between the MODEM and other pieces of electronic equipment is substantially precluded. The safe is designed to house an encryption device. A horizontal work surface supports electronic input equipment, such as a word processor, in position for convenient use by an operator. The electronic equipment on the work surface is connected to the encryption device in the safe which is, in turn, connected to a modulator-demodulator (MODEM) in the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Systematics General Corp.
    Inventor: John J. Nicholas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4049331
    Abstract: A work desk construction, particularly for typists, comprises one or more subassemblies which includes a longitudinally extending rectangular first support frame which is interconnected with a second and third transversely extending frame which extend out to respective opposite sides of the longitudinal frame. Each transverse frame includes end frame members which extend through the adjacent slide frame member of the longitudinal frame and are connected to the opposite side frame member. The frame structure is supported by legs which extend downwardly from the outer lateral ends of the transverse frames and they provide the sole support for the structure. A box-like case of substantially the same size as the longitudinal frame is supported directly on the frame and it advantageously includes compartments which open laterally at respective opposite sides of the longitudinal frame member adjacent each end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Assignee: Karl Gutmann KG.
    Inventor: Karl Gutmann, Jr.