Foldable Patents (Class 312/258)
  • Patent number: 10342331
    Abstract: A collapsible cabinet frame articulates between a collapsed form and an expanded form. The collapsible cabinet form includes a first side frame with front corner posts, rear corner posts, and a plurality of front to back beams extending between the front corner post and the rear corner post. A second side frame with front corner posts, rear corner posts, and a plurality of front to back beams extending between the front corner post and the rear corner post. A front upper side to side beam and a front lower side to side beam are hingedly connected to the first side frame and the second side frame. A rear upper side to side beam and a rear lower side to side beam are hingedly connected the first side frame and the second side frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Gregory L. Kuffel
  • Patent number: 10281959
    Abstract: A tree computer kiosk is provided that includes a tree-shaped housing having a trunk and at least one limb and limb stub, where the limb stub is configured to accommodate a display screen. The tree-shaped housing accommodates a computer system including a processor and at least one electronic component. A power supply provides power to the computer processor and other electronic components. The tree-shaped housing includes mounting and mechanisms for securing one or more speakers, cameras, and display screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Ira A Falk
  • Patent number: 10231538
    Abstract: A collapsible shelving unit includes a support base, a first side wall extending upwardly from one side of the base, and a second side wall extending upwardly from an opposite side of the base. Each of the first and second side walls are comprised of a plurality of rigid panels connected to each other with at least one hinge such that the rigid panels are moveable between a display position where the panels extend vertically to form the first and second side walls and a stowed position wherein at least two of the rigid panels at least partially overlap each other. A plurality of shelves are supported by the first and second side walls such that the shelves can be selectively removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: John B. Zelek, Suzanne Whitfield Clark, Ryan C. Meers
  • Patent number: 10029718
    Abstract: A food tray cart is easily constructed utilizing threaded fasteners. The cart has corner posts that removably connect to a top and bottom, and side panels and a rear door panel that are slidably received in the corner posts. A door is hingedly connected to the top and bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Carlisle FoodService Products, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Benning, Herve Boeglin, Kevin Lochner, Robert Lee Prickett, Lars Runquist
  • Patent number: 9981677
    Abstract: The present invention provides disposable mobile storage units and supply carts, their methods of assembly and use. More particularly, the invention relates to carts that are lightweight, reusable, collapsible, recyclable, and suitable for use in a wide variety of industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TrippNT, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason T. Gross, Jay B. Hall, Susan I. Tripp
  • Patent number: 9700168
    Abstract: A package receptacle system including a package receptacle assembly. The package receptacle assembly may include a door-unit, a locking-mechanism, a top-unit, a rear-wall, a floor-unit, and two foldable-side-walls in functional and structural combination. The package receptacle assembly is structured and arranged to provide a user with a device useful for placing and receiving a package in a secure location to prevent theft and damage of the package. The locking-mechanism of the package receptacle assembly may require a code to be unlocked, which may include a tracking-number of the package. Additionally, locking-mechanism may include short-range-radio-protocol (e.g., BLUETOOTH) capabilities such that the code may be entered without physical contact to the touch-screen or may be entered via a mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Dion Evans
  • Patent number: 9416528
    Abstract: A folding shed may include a roof with a first roof section pivotally connected to a first sidewall and a second roof section pivotally connected to a second sidewall. The folding shed may further include foldable first and second end walls, each pivotally connected to the first and second sidewalls. The folding shed may be transformed from an operation to a storage configuration by outwardly pivoting the first and second roof sections until the exterior surface of each roof section approximately abuts the exterior surface of the sidewall to which it is connected and inwardly moving foldable end walls until the interior surfaces of the sidewalls approximately abut the interior surfaces of the end walls. The folding shed may optionally include multiple wheels for facilitating transport of the shed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SCHAFFERT MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Paul E. Schaffert, Morris L. Hartman, Carrol O. Hartman
  • Patent number: 9273485
    Abstract: A dumpster enclosure having replaceable panels and a front gate designed with sockets positioned to allow access to a dumpster lift arm opening for removal of the dumpster front enclosure by a garbage truck without exiting the garbage truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Steven Craig Goode
  • Publication number: 20150145392
    Abstract: Different embodiments of a Folding Appliance Pedestal are disclosed. The most differentiating feature of the current invention disclosure is that it collapses for easy shipping. The collapsible feature of the current invention and its many embodiments are achieved by the used of hinges, rivets, and welded rings. In addition, a few of the embodiments can be used as a drying pedestal with the installation of the pedestal-to-dryer adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Naumaan Khan
  • Publication number: 20150123527
    Abstract: A collapsible wardrobe includes a pair of doors hingedly connected to a pair of folding side portions, fixed side sections, and top and bottom floors pivotally disposed relative to the fixed side portions. The wardrobe is reconfigurable between a collapsed orientation and an expanded orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: BLOCKHOUSE COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Forry, Stephen Perko
  • Patent number: 8960817
    Abstract: A folding base for counters having a left side panel, a left front panel hingedly connected to the left side panel, a right front panel hingedly connected to the left front panel, and a right side panel hingedly connected to the right front panel. The base further includes a left door hingedly connected to the left side panel, and a right door hingedly connected to the right side panel. The base has an upright position, in which the doors are opposite the front panels, while the side panels are opposite one another. The base also has a collapsed position, in which the side and front panels and the doors are arranged adjacent to one another. The base optionally includes a cover that can be separate from or hingedly mounted to one of the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Ricardo Ceballos-Godefroy
  • Publication number: 20140312753
    Abstract: Provided is a one-piece injection molded part which is used to assemble an optical module, the one-piece injection molded part including: a plurality of plates and a plurality of living hinges. The plurality of plates includes an input faceplate, an output faceplate, a left side plate, a right side plate, a bottom plate and a lid plate and is integrally formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: AFL TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Wilfred Courchaine, Anthony Nieves
  • Publication number: 20140246967
    Abstract: A collapsible closet assembly has a pair of generally vertical rigid walls, and a plurality of generally flexible panels extending between the pair of rigid walls. A plurality of supports pivotally connect between the pair of vertical rigid walls and attach to the plurality of generally flexible panels, for movement of the plurality of supports, the pair of vertical walls, and the plurality of generally flexible panels between a collapsed position for storage and an expanded position for operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Houeshold Essentials, LLC.
    Inventor: James L. Glenn, JR.
  • 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: 20140084765
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a modular furniture system in which a flat-foldable or easily assembled and disassembled rigid base structure composed of rectangular-cross-sectioned pieces each with specific dimensions serves variously, once assembled, as the supporting framework for a flat-foldable chair seat-and-backrest module, which configured together with the base structure serves as either an upright dining chair with armrests or as a lower and more reclined lounge chair with armrests, or alternatively as configured for supporting the connectable or foldable components of a flat planar surface module to be used for dining or to serve as a desktop, or alternatively as configured for supporting a storage cabinet module with drawers or doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Michael D. Riley
  • Publication number: 20130342090
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a housing including a first support and a second support, the first support and the second support being coupled with each other so as to be folded and unfolded by a folding device, and a flexible panel coupled with the housing. The folding device includes a plurality of link members for rotatably connecting the first support and the second support to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Sung-Sang AHN, Sang-Hyun LIM
  • Patent number: 8597076
    Abstract: A containment assembly is described that includes a flexible enclosure and a panel attached to the flexible enclosure. The flexible enclosure includes a first opening that defines a periphery that is operable for attachment around a work area. The panel is attached to the enclosure about a periphery defined by a second opening in the enclosure. A sealable access port is also associated with the enclosure, operable to provide a user with access to an interior of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Krienke, Kevin H. Lee
  • Patent number: 8590988
    Abstract: A lower corner cabinet includes front and rear frames, front panel, first and second lateral panels, and a door panel. The rear frame is separated from the front frame. The front panel extends from the front frame. The first lateral panel includes an end pivotally joined to the front frame and another end pivotally joined to the rear frame and is foldable. The second lateral panel includes an end pivotally joined to the front panel and another end pivotally joined to the rear frame and is foldable. The bottom panel is selectively abutted against the front and rear frames and the first and second lateral panels and pivotally movable. The door panel extends from the front panel to the front frame. Moreover, the lower corner cabinet is operable in an extended position and a collapsed position and able to be changed therebetween without the aid of a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jack Liu
  • Publication number: 20130264923
    Abstract: A knockdown configured for assembly into a display having first, second, third and fourth side panels and at least one shelf. The knockdown has a first flat wall including the first and third panels attached along a first fold line and lying in a first substantially same plane and a second flat wall including the second and fourth panels attached along a second fold line and in a second substantially same plane with first and second corners whereat the first and second walls are attached to one another. At least one shelf, having a front edge and a back edge, is integrally attached at the front edge thereof to the first side panel and extends in the first substantially same plane. A plunger panel between the first and the second side panels has a front surface thereof adhesively attached to the at least one shelf adjacent its back edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Innovative Packaging Designs L.P.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Brady
  • Patent number: 8540091
    Abstract: A blank for a rack with at least one shelf designed as a starting plate with at least one bending region in the form a number of segments and openings. The starting plate includes a number of elements which each have a side extending along a bending region while the other sides of the element are free whereby the rack is quickly and easily formed by bending these elements about their bending regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Teddy Kristensen
  • Publication number: 20130221818
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foldable display unit comprising a lower half supporting an upper half. The lower half includes a lower right wall and a lower left wall, housed therein. The upper half comprises an upper right wall and an upper left wall, housed therein. The walls of the right side are interconnected in a hinged manner, and the walls of the left side are also hinged. Each half includes shelves that are pivotally connected thereto. Once the lower left and right walls, the upper left and right walls and the lower and upper shelves are housed, the upper half rotates over the lower half supported on the hinged connection existing between the lower and upper left walls and the hinged join existing between the lower and upper right walls, thereby the display unit is folding in two parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Ricardo Ceballos Godefroy
  • Publication number: 20130192922
    Abstract: A pop up device for a curtain, that is compressed to be packaged in a box, and expanded out of said box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Production Resource Group, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Orestes Mihaly
  • 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: 20130127316
    Abstract: A quick assemble shelf has a foldable main frame, a bar assembly, a bottom frame, a top panel and a drawer assembly. The foldable main frame has two rear panels connected pivotally to each other and two side panels respectively connected pivotally to the rear panels. The bar assembly is mounted in a front of the main frame and has multiple receiving intervals. The bottom frame is covered on a bottom of the main frame. The top panel is covered on a top of the main frame. The drawer assembly is mounted in the main frame and the bar assembly and has multiple drawers mounted slidably in the receiving intervals of the bar assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Tien-Lu WU
  • Patent number: 8444232
    Abstract: A collapsible showcase including a lower panel; an upper panel detachably mounted on the lower panel; a lower collapsible compartment attached to the lower panel and protruding outwards thereof; an upper collapsible compartment attached to the upper panel and protruding outwards thereof; wherein the lower an upper compartments are folded on the panel to which they are hingedly attached at least at one of their side walls. The showcase also has a collapsible base attached to the lower panel and protruding in a contrary direction from the compartments to provide stability to the showcase. The compartments may be divided in sub-compartments by dividers and the showcase may also include a shelf. When the showcase is folded, the collapsed compartments are located between both panels in a sandwich manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Ricardo Ceballos-Godefroy
  • Patent number: 8430254
    Abstract: A closet insert structured to fit in a closet enclosure in its entirety—includes at least one insert module including back, top and floor panels, and two end panels. Mounting structure is provided on at least one of the panels to which a coupling device is mountable for coupling another insert module to the at least one insert module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Steven C. Kunis
  • Patent number: 8407946
    Abstract: A self-supporting, folding closet liner assembly for a closet that is both functional and decorative. The assembly is made up of two sets of hinged folding panel assemblies; a wall panel assembly to form the self-supporting, finished, vertical surfaces of the closet and door jamb, and a top panel assembly to form the ceiling, the horizontal upper portion of the door jamb, and the section of vertical wall between the ceiling and the horizontal upper portion of the door jamb. The folding closet liner assembles fold flat for shipping and unfold in the closet for easy assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Steven A. Aaron
  • Patent number: 8381922
    Abstract: A shelf includes a rear frame, two side frames pivotally mounted on two opposite ends of the rear frame respectively, two connecting frames each detachably mounted on the rear frame and each located between the two side frames to locate the two side frames, and at least one placement board mounted between and supported by the rear frame and the two side frames. Thus, the shelf can be folded to have a smaller volume so as to decrease the cost of packaging, storage and transportation of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventors: Chen-Yu Chung, Zi-Cong Wen, Cheng-Chun Wang, Sheng-Chi Chung
  • Patent number: 8342347
    Abstract: A collapsible, portable container having a roof, a base, two foldable end walls and two removable side walls. The container is collapsed by removing the side walls and inwardly folding the end walls to draw the roof closer to the base. A slide lock feature is present which alternatively allows or prevents the inward folding of the container end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nova Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventor: Henry F. Hay
  • Publication number: 20120326471
    Abstract: A reinforcing arrangement for reinforcing a joint portion between two support units of a foldable furniture object, comprising a first mounting unit which comprises a first mounting body and a first guiding member outwardly protruded from the first mounting body mounting on the first support unit; a second mounting unit which comprises a second mounting body and a second guiding member or a second guiding groove complimentary to and moveably engaging with the first mounting unit to define a maximum extending angle of movement, thereby the first and second support unit are guided to lock into position at an unfolded position at the maximum extending angle and to unlock at a folded position; and a connecting unit pivotally connecting the first support unit and the second support unit between which the two mounting units are positioned, thereby the joint portion is reinforced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Frank Tsai
  • Patent number: 8333444
    Abstract: A furniture kit that is configured to be transformed into a furniture piece. The furniture kit includes a folding unit comprising a front member and a back member, both of which are interconnected by folding arms. The front and back members are movable between retracted and extended positions. There is also provided a pair of side panels with each side panel being connectable through a tongue and groove arrangement to the front and back members. A top is secured to the folding unit. The entire furniture kit can be packaged in a compact container with the folding unit in a collapsed or retracted position and other individual components of the kit placed adjacent thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Chien-Kuo Chang
  • Publication number: 20120299454
    Abstract: A collapsible chest of drawers is provided. Front and rear frames are formed with vertical corner posts joined by horizontally aligned shelf supports. Flexible material extends between pairs of shelf supports to form shelves to hold the drawers. The front and rear frames are joined at each side by a side frame having legs rotatably joined in an X shape with the opposing ends of each leg rotatably fastened to a different one of the front and rear frames. The upper or lower legs also translate so the front and rear frames can move toward each other to a collapsed configuration. A folding brace holds the frames in the expanded, use position. The drawers may also be collapsible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Pro-Mart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Azad Sabounjian
  • 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: 8225724
    Abstract: A portable workstation has a closed position and an operating position and can be easily installed or removed by one person. A portable workstation has two walls that are hingedly connected to either side of an elongated member with a foldable work surface hingedly connected to both walls, the work surface being shaped to provide a continuous work surface when unfolded. The workstation also has one or more foldable shelves. Preferably, all of the components of the workstation remain connected to the workstation in the closed position and in the operating position, and no assembly is required. One person can install or remove the workstation from a work area without tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: 1465575 Alberta Limited
    Inventor: Jerry Michael O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8167387
    Abstract: A portable and collapsible storage container formed of rigid, interconnected panels which, when fully assembled, form a self-standing, integrally strong unit and, when collapsed, fold together to occupy a minimal volumetric space. Opposed side walls are hingedly connected to a front frame, and opposed end walls are hingedly connected to a rear wall panel, both to fold inwardly in interlocking fashion such that the side walls overlie the rear panel and the end walls overlie the side walls within the region bounded by the front frame. The storage container may optionally include a door or lid for closure which may be fitted with a lock if desirable. The side walls include means for supporting a removable interior panel to prevent the side walls from folding inwardly which, in turn, prevent the end walls from folding inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Franklin Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles T Quinn
  • Patent number: 8136462
    Abstract: A shelving unit includes a support frame and a plurality of support boards each detachably mounted on the support frame. The support frame includes a first support bracket, a second support bracket located opposite to the first support bracket, two connecting braces each pivotally mounted between the first side of the first support bracket and the first side of the second support bracket, and a connecting plate having a first side pivotally mounted on the second side of the first support bracket and a second side detachably mounted on the second side of the second support bracket. Thus, the shelving unit can be assembled and disassembled easily and quickly without using tools, thereby facilitating a user on saving a considerable amount of time and inconvenience to assemble the shelving unit. In addition, the shelving unit can be folded before assembly facilitates on reducing the cost of packaging, transportation and storage of the shelving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Shih-Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 8127695
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a display stand including a display stand housing is included. The display stand housing can be configured to hold one or more graphic panels. The display stand housing can define a table pocket. The display stand also includes a table assembly configured to move between a stored configuration and a deployed configuration. The table assembly can be configured to be disposed within the table pocket and concealed from view by at least one of the graphic panels when in the stored configuration. The display stand housing can further include a counter top panel disposed over the display stand housing. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Aisle Advertising
    Inventors: Mark R. MacDonald, Robert W. Stimson
  • Publication number: 20110285263
    Abstract: A collapsible cabinet includes a non-rigid casing having a back and four sides wherein a first hinge line is formed between any two adjacent sides of the casing; a rigid back plate fitted onto the back of the casing for support; and a plurality of non-rigid storage units releasably fastened in the casing, each storage unit having a back and four sides wherein a second hinge line is formed between any two adjacent sides of the storage unit, each storage unit comprising a flexible vertical divider and a flexible horizontal divider crossed each other to divide an internal space of the storage unit into four compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Chun-Song Wang
  • Patent number: 8015930
    Abstract: A shelving unit includes a support frame and a plurality of support boards each detachably mounted on the support frame. The support frame includes a front support bracket, a first connecting bracket having a first end connected with a first end of the front support bracket, a second connecting bracket having a first end connected with a second end of the front support bracket, and a back board having a first end connected with a second end of the first connecting bracket and a second end connected with a second end of the second connecting bracket. Thus, the shelving unit can be assembled and disassembled without using tools, thereby facilitating a user assembling the shelving unit. In addition, the shelving unit can be folded into a smaller volume and reduces the cost of packaging, transportation and storage of the shelving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Su-Nu Huang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110127894
    Abstract: A collapsible device includes a cover, a base, a connecting member pivotally mounted to the base, and two slide units. Each slide unit includes a fixing member fixed to the cover, and a receiving member fixed to the connecting member. The receiving member is received in the fixing member, and slidable relative to the fixing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: WEN-BIN SHEN
  • Patent number: 7934781
    Abstract: A computer housing includes a foldable frame and a face panel. The frame is disposed for mounting a motherboard, an optical disk drive, and a power supply, and includes two first housing panels and two second housing panels that are connected pivotally and surroundingly as a whole. The frame is foldable into a folded state, where the first and second housing panels are turned pivotally to be proximate to each other so as to reduce the size of the frame, as well as the space and material required for packaging the frame, thereby saving costs of transport and packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng-Hsiung Cheng, Te-An Lin, Wu-Nan Wang, Chia-Chia Huang
  • Publication number: 20100225213
    Abstract: The folding work bench folds compactly for storage when not in use and occupies a minimal work space. The folding work bench has a durable work surface, a top storage shelf, a back board for hanging tools, a locking mechanism, and a work table that can be folded up against the back board and locked in a compactly folded configuration that also secures the tools on the back board in the work bench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Publication number: 20100194255
    Abstract: The folding work bench folds compactly for storage when not in use and occupies a minimal work space. The folding work bench has a durable work surface, a top storage shelf, a back board for hanging tools, a locking mechanism, and a work table that can be folded up against the back board and locked in a compactly folded configuration that also secures the tools on the back board in the work bench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Patent number: 7748795
    Abstract: A computer housing includes a foldable frame and a face panel. The frame is disposed for mounting a motherboard, an optical disk drive, and a power supply, and includes two first housing panels and two second housing panels that are connected pivotally and surroundingly as a whole. The frame is foldable into a folded state, where the first and second housing panels are turned pivotally to be proximate to each other so as to reduce the size of the frame, as well as the space and material required for packaging the frame, thereby saving costs of transport and packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng-Hsiung Cheng, Te-An Lin, Wu-Nan Wang, Chia-Chia Huang
  • Patent number: 7748798
    Abstract: Furniture such as bathroom vanities are suitable to be shipped in collapsed form and then readily assembled/erected at the installation site. A back wall folds forwardly as bracing along the front folds vertically in one form. There can be a multi-piece collapsible brace between opposed side walls with four pivot points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Alex V. LeTourneau, Michael S. Kohlman, Michael Terrill, Scott R. Krebs, John C. Campbell, David J. Kroening, Jeffrey Laundre
  • Publication number: 20100156258
    Abstract: The present invention provides a foldable wardrobe comprising a flexible cabinet body, a pair of twistable frames and two or more stiffeners. Each panel of the front side, the back side, the top, the bottom, the left side and the right side of the flexible cabinet body is sewn and joined together to form the flexible cabinet body; the outer edges of the two panels of the front side, the back side of the flexible cabinet body each is formed into a sleeve, each sleeve respectively holds one of the twistable frames inside; the stiffeners each is removably connected with the panel of the top, the bottom, the left side or the right side of the flexible cabinet body or the twistable frames as to support the flexible cabinet body after being expanded; the front side of the flexible cabinet body is disposed with one or more closable openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Manchiu Li
  • Patent number: 7735942
    Abstract: A foldable host unit case of a computer with sliding rail grooves includes a front wall, which provides a first lateral end to pivotally connect with the first frame with a pivotal shaft and a second lateral end to be pivotally joined to the sliding rail groove of the second frame with a sliding block, and a rear wall, which provides a first lateral end being pivotally joined to the sliding rail groove of the second frame with a sliding block and a second lateral end pivotally connecting with the second frame with a pivotal shaft. Hence, the first frame, the second frame, the front wall and the rear wall are capable of being unfolded to set up the host unit case completely and folded to form the packaged size quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng-Hsiung Cheng, Te-An Lin, Wu-Nan Wang, Chia-Chia Huang
  • Publication number: 20100133967
    Abstract: A computer housing includes a foldable frame and a face panel. The frame is disposed for mounting a motherboard, an optical disk drive, and a power supply, and includes two first housing panels and two second housing panels that are connected pivotally and surroundingly as a whole. The frame is foldable into a folded state, where the first and second housing panels are turned pivotally to be proximate to each other so as to reduce the size of the frame, as well as the space and material required for packaging the frame, thereby saving costs of transport and packaging material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: AOPEN INC.
    Inventors: Sheng-Hsiung Cheng, Te-An Lin, Wu-Nan Wang, Chia-Chia Huang
  • Publication number: 20100127604
    Abstract: A collapsible showcase is described comprising a lower panel; an upper panel detachably mounted on the lower panel; a lower collapsible compartment attached to the lower panel and protruding outwards thereof; an upper collapsible compartment attached to the upper panel and protruding outwards thereof; wherein the lower an upper compartments are folded on the panel to which they are hingedly attached at least at one of their side walls. The showcase also has a collapsible base attached to the lower panel and protruding in a contrary direction from the compartments to provide stability to the showcase. The compartments may be divided in sub-compartments by dividers and the showcase may also include a shelf. When the showcase is folded, the collapsed compartments are located between both panels in a sandwich manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventor: Ricardo Ceballos-Godefroy