Projecting Table Or Shelf Patents (Class 312/281)
  • Patent number: 9682470
    Abstract: A modular workbench device is provided having an elongated work surface comprising a first and second side surface situated on either side of a central surface, the surfaces being supported in an elevated position by a workbench frame. The central surface includes an upper and lower side and a hingable connection to the workbench frame, wherein the surface can be rotated upwards to reveal its lower side. The upper side of the central surface provides a clean work area for a user to engage work pieces thereupon. The lower side of the central work surface provides a power tool mounting frame that allows for connection to a power router tool or power circular saw tool for work piece cutting. The working end of the power tool extends through the central surface, while the mounting plate secures the base or shoe of the tool in a stable configuration during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Donald Helm
  • Patent number: 9480324
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a rigid thermally-insulated container; a table assembly configured to be selectively attachable to the rigid thermally-insulated container; and a collapsible thermally-insulated container configured to be selectively attachable to the table assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Angelozzi, Richard Newcomen
  • Patent number: 8752912
    Abstract: A method for converting a watertight carrying case into a desk that includes mounting a bracket onto rearward projections from the case for permitting the case to serve as a desk without compromising its watertightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Extundo Incorporated
    Inventors: Clifford L. Johns, Munaf Chasmawala, Dennis McAndrews, Matthew Laughlin, Douglas K. Cornett
  • Patent number: 8464988
    Abstract: The present invention features a keyboard instrument stand having concave sides on the main beam. A set of legs is pivotably attached to the sides of the beam, wherein the beam can stably rest on the extended legs. The unique positioning of the legs provide for many advantages, including reduction in rocking of the stand during a performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Brock B. Walker
  • Patent number: 8066340
    Abstract: An organizer/storage system that mounts on top of a computer workstation for storage of office supplies, devices, or files that makes efficient use of the available space above, or on one or both sides of the computer workstation. The organizer/storage system includes a top platform and side panels, and may include back and bottom panels with interlocking closure systems, and slide-in shelves with optional drawers. Optional cutouts in the side panels allow airflow to cool the computer, and optional cutouts in the back panels permit connection of conduit or electrical wires. When adaptive fasteners are used for attachment to the computer workstation, the height of the organizer/storage system may be adjusted. Exterior side shelves may be attached to one or both of the side panels to permit storage of a greater variety of objects. The organizer/storage system may be made from a single sheet of suitable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Pavel Bielecki
  • Patent number: 7626130
    Abstract: The invention relates to a check weigher comprising a machine body consisting of a front clamping plate and a rear hollow body which is fixedly or detachably connected to said clamping plate and is preferably used as a cabinet for receiving necessary electric and electronic components. The clamping plate is projected on all sides across the hollow body, thereby forming a fastening flange. The outer edge of said fastening flange is provided with a recessed and projected contour which is subdivided into any grid and enables to obtain a positive or non-positive secure connection of accessories with the machine body by means of two clamping plates having a corresponding contour and fixedly connected to a holding plate and additional clamping elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Sartorius Mechatronics C & D GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Werner Scholpp
  • Patent number: 7562951
    Abstract: A wall cabinet system includes a bracket and a plurality of fasteners for connecting first and second side panels and first and second shelves. The bracket includes a plurality of fastener receiving holes. A first fastener extends through an upper side panel and a first fastener receiving hole; a second fastener extends through the lower side panel and a second fastener receiving hole; a third fastener extends through the upper side panel, a third fastener receiving hole, and the upper shelf; and a fourth fastener extends through the lower side panel, a fourth fastener receiving hole, and the lower shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Windquest Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall E. Tallman, William J. Lown
  • Patent number: 7100999
    Abstract: Modular storage and/or display system including substantially rectangular modules each including opposed first and second sides, opposed third and fourth sides perpendicular to the first and second sides and coupled thereto. A male connecting member is provided on an outer surface of each of the first and third sides and a female connecting member is provided on an outer surface of each of the second and fourth sides. The female connecting member has a structure complementary to the male connecting member. An additional male or female connecting member is provided on each of the first and second sides. By providing the same male and female connecting members on all sides of the modules, each module is connectable to any other module by coupling a connecting member on that module to an opposite connecting member on the other module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventor: David M. Stravitz
  • Patent number: 6976744
    Abstract: A combination storage cabinet and work bench comprises a rectangular parallelepiped sheet metal cabinet with multiple slidable drawers accessible from the front side of the cabinet, polymeric molded lateral side modules which serve as handles and which include storage shelves for power tools and accessories and a top cover for the cabinet which includes interchangeable multiple work surface elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Waterloo Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Hay, Ramon L. Klemmensen, Fred P. Ritchie, Steven F. Kohagen
  • Patent number: 6883881
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: GSI Sports Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt F. Gauss
  • Publication number: 20040160150
    Abstract: A combination storage cabinet and work bench comprises a rectangular parallelepiped sheet metal cabinet with multiple slidable drawers accessible from the front side of the cabinet, polymeric molded lateral side modules which serve as handles and which include storage shelves for power tools and accessories and a top cover for the cabinet which includes interchangeable multiple work surface elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicant: Waterloo Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Hay, Ramon L. Klemmensen, Fred P. Ritchie, Steven F. Kohagen
  • Patent number: 6471164
    Abstract: A computer mouse support and lower arm rest is mounted on a primary support surface having a front edge thereon. The arm rest includes a padded, foldable arm support surface adapted to support the lower arm of the user. The arm support surface defines an upper support region, and a lower support region. The upper support region is connected to the primary support surface by attachment structure and is adapted to support an input device, such as a mouse, thereon along with the hand and wrist of the user. The lower support region has an operating position coplanar with the upper support region for supporting the forearm and elbow of a user, and a storage position folded forwardly over the upper support region for protectively covering the mouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: James J. DiOrio
  • Patent number: 6382745
    Abstract: A laptop workstation including a cabinet and a swing arm fastened at its inner end for pivotal motion about a vertical axis to the top of the cabinet. The outer end of the swing arm overhangs the top of the cabinet. A turntable is fastened for pivotal motion about a vertical axis to the outer end of the swing arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Avis V. Adkins
  • Patent number: 6357703
    Abstract: A computer mouse support and lower arm rest is mounted on a primary support surface having a front edge thereon. The arm rest includes a padded, foldable arm support surface adapted to support the lower arm of the user. The arm support surface defines an upper support region, and a lower support region. The upper support region is connected to the primary support surface by attachment structure and is adapted to support an input device, such as a mouse, thereon along with the hand and wrist of the user. The lower support region has an operating position coplanar with the upper support region for supporting the forearm and elbow of a user, and a storage position folded forwardly over the upper support region for protectively covering the mouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Inventor: James J. DiOrio
  • Patent number: 6133526
    Abstract: A circuit box includes a housing having a front panel defining one surface of a circuit receiving chamber within the housing. A shelf is rigidly coupled to the housing and extends perpendicularly and outwardly from the housing. A lip extends substantially perpendicularly from an outer end of the shelf remote from the front panel and is substantially parallel to the front panel to define a cable receiving channel with the shelf and front panel. Cable tie wrap retainers can be located on the shelf and within the cable receiving channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen K. Lebo, Norman S. Saah
  • Patent number: 6030061
    Abstract: A combination article for use as a kitchen organizer for holding and organizing both cookbooks and recipes on file cards, comprising an expandable bookholder portion and adapted for selectively accessing the recipes and cookbooks from either of two sides of the organizer is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: M. Kamenstein, Inc.
    Inventor: Stuart Harvey Lee
  • Patent number: 5971512
    Abstract: A utility cart having box construction and mobile support such as a set of caster wheels, holds a vertical shaft which engages one or more trays in positions above the cart. The trays are movable to selected positions vertically on the shaft and also are rotatable about the shaft so as to be placed conveniently for reaching tools and parts on the trays from a work position. Because the trays may be positioned laterally to one side of the cart, and are designed to be laden with heavy objects and tools, the cart further provides an outrigger leg attached to the vertical shaft at the floor. This leg is movable with the shaft so that by swinging a tray outboard of the cart, the outrigger leg is also positioned to stabilize the utility cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Dana W. Swan
  • Patent number: 5951128
    Abstract: For a vehicle front bench seating arrangement in which an arm rest is pivotal between a horizontal in-use position and a vertical non-use position at a location between the driver's and the passenger's seats, and a lap-top computer in a housing is positioned in facing relation to the driver supported upon the in-use armrest position, and the lap-top computer housing has a vertical degree of adjusting movement to account for the different heights of armrests, so that the keyboard of the lap-top computer is horizontally oriented to facilitate the use of the push buttons on the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Inventors: Sal Aidone, Steve Fyne
  • Patent number: 5497878
    Abstract: Work surface extensions for tool storage units comprising a horizontally disposed housing adapted to be located between a pair of tool boxes, the housing being of a rectangular configuration positionable in a generally horizontal plane with a periphery generally corresponding to the periphery of adjacent tool boxes above and below, a pair of apertures, one on each side of the housing, the apertures being located at varying elevations with respect to each other, with a chamber formed within the housing and being accessible through the apertures and a pair of reciprocable members, the reciprocable members being of a planar configuration in the form of rectangles, each of the members being positioned through one of the apertures, each of the members having a first work surface on one side and a second work surface on the other side, each reciprocable member movable in a generally horizontal plane between an extended orientation wherein the majority of the work surface is exterior of the housing extending through
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Inventor: Henry L. Sandonato
  • Patent number: 5380079
    Abstract: A storing device (5) for flat articles such as cardboard, card, paper or the like or articles made therefrom includes a cabinet (10) housing a lower (22) and an upper (24) separator. Each separator (22, 24) comprises a plurality of rods (26) which extend from the base and top of the cabinet, respectively, to the back of the cabinet. The cardboard and like articles are stored between the rods (26) of the separators (22, 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Inventor: C. E. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 4706574
    Abstract: A locking removable support surface such as an ironing board for use in a bread board slot in a cabinet or with an adapter. The inner end of the support surface has sides that taper away from each other. When the support surface is inserted into the slot, the sides wedge horizontally against the ends of the slot locking the support surface in place. The adapter allows the support surface to be used on a cabinet that does not have a slot or any vertical surface. A drawer is removed from the cabinet and the adaptor is inserted. The adapter has a slot for the support surface. One embodiment of the adapter has side walls that taper in to match the taper of the sides of the support surface to provide superior horizontal wedging. Another embodiment of the adapter has upper and lower walls tapering toward each other to provide vertical wedging of the inner end of the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Inventor: Robert L. Mason
  • Patent number: 4614384
    Abstract: An electronic cash register is provided with a box protruding from its back. The box has a frame portion for fixing the box to the electronic cash register. By fitting the frame portion on the electronic cash register, the box is fixed to the electronic cash register housing so as to project from its back. The electronic cash register is further provided with engaging portions on its back. Panels for advertisement are removably retained by means of the engaging portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Takano, Yutaka Mizuno, Hiroyuki Ishikawa, Yoshiaki Honjo
  • Patent number: 4552419
    Abstract: A portable mini-desk comprising a body having a generally flat surface thereabout, a first surface connected to the body and capable of canting with respect to that body, and controls arranged about the body so as to maintain the first surface in at least one fixed position. A turntable is interposed between the first surface and the body. The turntable has a generally circular shape. The body has a generally planar base, a plurality of vertical walls extending from the base, an upper surface generally parallel to the base, and an inclined surface extending from the upper surface. The controller is made up of a first geared member connected to the first surface, a second geared member disposed adjacent to the first geared member, an arm connected to the second geared member, and a lever connected to the arm. A spring is incorporated into the body so as to properly bias the arm. A telephone holder is cantably positioned about the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Inventor: William L. Poole
  • Patent number: 4518208
    Abstract: A cart on casters is provided for dispensing medication to patients as in a nursing home. The cart is provided with a plurality of laterally accessible bins. Each bin is labeled with a patient's identity, and further labels are provided to indicate at what times a given patient is supposed to have medicine. Each bin contains a patient card with medical information on the patient, and also includes one or more medicine containers, such as a blister pack card. One or more holes or recesses is provided in front of each bin in which medicine to be administered at a given time is pre-assembled in one or more paper cups, one cup for pills and the like, and the other for liquid medicine. Additional space is provided in the cart for carrying liquid medicines, non prescription medications, opthalmic solutions, etc. Space is also provided for supporting cups and a water pitcher, a pull out shelf is provided, and another folding shelf is provided, along with a waste container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1985
    Inventor: Herbert B. Marder
  • Patent number: 4489996
    Abstract: In a sheet metal cabinet designed for convenience store use, an L-shaped recessed shelf provides a space for horizontally extending cup dispensers which extend underneath the cabinet and present cups at locations immediately above the recessed shelf. The L-shaped recessed shelf is part of a specialized cabinet front structure which also includes a framework having access doors located underneath the front edge of the recessed shelf. This framework has a U-shaped horizontal cross section, with side panels extending downwardly from the side edges of the shelf and meeting the side panels of the main part of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1984
    Assignee: Royston Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Terry L. Norton, Neil V. Constantine
  • Patent number: 4483573
    Abstract: An adapter which is double L-shaped with a horizontal portion joining the tops of the upright portions of the L's together, the horizontal portions of the L's being directed in opposite directions, enables each of a plurality of tools to be connected via upper and lower clamps, one at a time, to a specially constructed multi-compartment cabinet having adjustable shelves, the adapter, upper and lower clamps and all other parts necessary to place the tool in a working position on the cabinet being available separately for assembly from a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1984
    Inventor: David L. Keller
  • Patent number: 4482066
    Abstract: A storage rack assembly having at least one storage shelf movable from a storage position to a fully extended position to enable loading and unloading characterized by a rack having a pair of side frame units which are interconnected to form a rack having an open front and at least one movable shelf assembly disposed in the rack and being movable from the storage position to a fully extended position extending out of the open front of the rack. Each shelf assembly includes a rigid shelf having side elements supporting spaced rollers, a rigid carriage having an open end and side members provided with a channel for receiving the rollers of the shelf for movement therein and the side elements of the carriage provide vertically spaced track surfaces which are received between two pairs of rollers on each side of the rack to enable the carriage to move in the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Inventor: Donald P. Dykstra
  • Patent number: 4460221
    Abstract: The present invention is a wine bar for storing wine bottles and wine glasses which includes a section of a wine barrel having a closed end and an open end. The wine bar also includes a plurality of rack forming elements each of which is disposed in the lower half of the section of the wine barrel and on which the wine bottles are stored and a plurality of brackets each of which has a pair of flanges to which inwardly opening outwardly offset channels are connected in order to store the wine glasses thereon. The wine bar further includes a cylindrical member, which is formed out of an insulating material and which has a bottom, and supporting device for supporting the cylindrical member whereby one of the wine bottles may be placed in the cylindrical member. The supporting device is mechanically coupled to the section of the wine barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Inventor: William Dimino
  • Patent number: 4437714
    Abstract: An ice tub (34) fits through a large opening in the top (20) of a cabinet, down into an interior space within the cabinet, and is supported at its bottom on the floor of such space. At its top, the ice tub (34) is flush with the top of the cabinet. A pair of panels (26, 28) are hinge connected (at 70) to the cabinet for movement between outwardly projecting counter-forming positions (FIG. 2) and closed positions (FIG. 1) in which they overlay the top (20) of the cabinet. A plurality of minor openings (22, 24) are formed in the top of the cabinet along one side and both ends of the tub. The side located openings (22) receive small containers (46) for condiments. The end located openings (24) receive containers (42) for alcohol beverage bottles (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Inventor: Gordon K. Struck
  • Patent number: 4436356
    Abstract: A compact base unit for use in conjunction with a microwave oven or the like includes a lower surface for resting upon a counter top, an upper surface for supporting the oven, and a storage area disposed between the upper and lower surfaces. A work surface is slidingly secured to the base unit by a roller track assembly for allowing the work surface to be either retracted within the storage area of the base unit or slidingly extended in front of the base unit. The base unit includes a camming member connected to a push rod for partially advancing the work surface from the storage area when the push rod is actuated. The work surface includes a cookware support molded of silicone rubber to form a series of concentric, stepped depressions for securely supporting various sized cookware utilized in conjunction with the oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Inventor: Desi D. Stelling
  • Patent number: 4362114
    Abstract: A table top for an embroidering machine having a plurality of embroidering units with stitch plates which are arranged in a plane on an associated embroidering frame, comprises a step bearing adapted to be secured in position adjacent the frame. A bearing strap is pivotally mounted in the step bearing for rotation about a horizontal axis and it carries a table top which may be pivoted therewith between a horizontal position aligned adjacent the plane of the stitch plates to a substantially vertical position below the stitch plates. The pivot for the strap is located in a horizontal plane below the assemblies of the embroidering units. The position of the table may be finally adjusted by means of an adjusting screw. Construction includes a control shaft for actuating the embroidering units which are located beneath the units and extend over the entire length of the table top and is displaceable for controlling the embroidering machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Pfaff Industriemaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Kurt Bolldorf
  • Patent number: 4189197
    Abstract: Portable desk having a main rectangular body including one or more compartment areas for storing items, having a foldable table portion which, on closure, covers the storage compartments, and having a plurality of extendable legs which are collapsible into the main body portion. One or more bar elements are adaptable initially for storage within the table element and, on fold-out of the desk, to be fitted within aligned slots in each the table porton and main body to support a table and supplementally to assist in bracing the extended leg members against lateral movement. Supplemental means also are provided to render the extended leg members to be respectively adjustable to various lengths to allow the desk to be leveled when unfolded and set up on an uneven surface or terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1980
    Inventor: George O. Walker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4163592
    Abstract: A furniture unit comprising a substantially L-shaped panel which, with other identical panels, is used as a supporting base structure for a variety of different furniture pieces including, but not limited to, desks, sofas or chairs, shelving and the like. The panels are provided with equispaced slots on each of the vertical side edges thereof. Brackets are received in and interlockingly engaged with said slots on each of said vertical edges in selected positions for supporting either a desk top or other element depending upon the use to which the panels are put. The panels are also provided with slots in each of their horizontal edges, said slots being of equal size and spacing such that the panels can be inverted for right-hand or left-hand use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1979
    Assignee: George Nelson & Company
    Inventor: George H. Nelson
  • Patent number: 4120549
    Abstract: A support for elevating a tool chest to a spaced distance above the level of the work bench area of a roll-around cabinet comprises a hollow shell defined by an upstanding front wall, rear wall and pair of side walls all of uniform height and of sheet material. Angle irons are secured peripherally around the upper inside of the walls to receive and seat the bottom of the chest. There are no sliding drawers in the support but a shelf slides out from the bottom of the front wall. An opening in the back wall permits storage within the support. A floor extending across the interior of the support is configured to form a pair of side tracks for the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1978
    Inventor: Harvey Lee Bureau
  • Patent number: 4113331
    Abstract: A modular console system for housing display devices, panel-mounted apparatus, storage facilities, writing surfaces and the like comprises interchangeable parts which can be assembled or replaced on site. The writing surfaces are added or removed from the front and are cantilevered from a V-shaped structural member without occupying otherwise useful space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1978
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Terrence Edmund Derdzinski, James Hilliard Karlin
  • Patent number: 4077333
    Abstract: An adjustable table is provided for use with a hospital bed and which allows a person reclining in the bed to easily change the angle of inclination of the table surface. The planar member is rotatably connected at one end to and extended horizontally outward from a vertical support member by means of frictionally engaged gripping elements. Lifting up on the free end of the planar member disengages the gripping elements whereby the planar member can thereafter be freely tilted or rotated about its longitudinal axis to a selected angle of inclination. Lowering the free end of the planar member to its original position re-engages the gripping elements to fix the planar member at the selected angle of inclination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Inventor: George C. Ballas
  • Patent number: 4070075
    Abstract: An ammunition loading bench preferably including a cabinet movably mounted on supporting wheels and having a rigid top plate to which a loading press is connectable, with weights being connected to and hanging downwardly from the top plate to take forces exerted thereagainst, and with the plate and weights being detachable from the cabinet for use separately therefrom to mount a press with the plate resting on a generally horizontal support surface and held downwardly thereagainst by placement of the weights on the upper side of the plate. Desirably, in both uses, a foot pedal is connected to the plate, directly or indirectly, to exert downward force thereagainst resisting upward forces exerted by the press against the portion of the plate to which the press is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1978
    Inventor: Robin H. Morgan
  • Patent number: 4037896
    Abstract: A tray slide and a support therefor, especially for a serving counter module, in which the tray slide consists of a support bracket arrangement tiltably connected to one side of the module, and which support bracket arrangement is adapted detachably to receive a tray slide member, preferably formed of plastic, from above. The support bracket arrangement can be locked in position in which the tray slide is horizontal for receiving trays of it can be released and tilted downwardly at the side of the module for movement of the counter from place to place and through doorways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: Lincoln Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Kennedy, Jr., Kendall S. Smith, II
  • Patent number: 3980265
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to a retractable shelf attachment fastened to a sewing machine table to be used to support quantities of precut fabric parts in a convenient location to the operator. The shelf has a vertical storage position along one short side of the sewing machine table. The track, fastened to the short end of the sewing machine table, supports an internal slide, which in turn, supports a vertical bar depending downward therefrom. The lowermost free end of the vertical bar is adapted with a component of a detent mechanism. In use, the operator pulls the slide to its frontmost position, which is located near the foremost longitudinal edge of the sewing machine table, transporting the vertically positioned underslung shelf. Ninety degree rotation of the shelf about a horizontal axis permits the detenting mechanism to lock the shelf's surface in a plane parallel to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1976
    Assignee: Lawrence Peska Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Dominick Pizzi
  • Patent number: 3930701
    Abstract: A detachable-table unit for extending the available and useful work and storage surfaces of portable television cabinets, including a top, an outer frame below the top for support on portable television cabinets and an inner frame and movable rod structure for securing the unit from sliding or tipping by enclosing the television handle and fitting against it beneath the grip; other embodiments include adjustment, buffet, drop leaf, shelving, drawer and antenna access features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1973
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1976
    Inventor: Daniel A. Otakie