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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 17, 1997
Date of Patent:
January 13, 2004
Sligh Furniture Co.
James O. Kelley, Ralph J. Byma, Gregg J. Persons, Errol S. Pearsons
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.
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.
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.
June 4, 1997
Date of Patent:
May 25, 1999
Charles P. Rozier, Jr., Robert E. Reuter, Robert A. Melhuish, Michael L. McAllister, James A. Petronio
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.
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.
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.
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.