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Publication numberUS20030233967 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/179,503
Publication dateDec 25, 2003
Filing dateJun 25, 2002
Priority dateJun 25, 2002
Publication number10179503, 179503, US 2003/0233967 A1, US 2003/233967 A1, US 20030233967 A1, US 20030233967A1, US 2003233967 A1, US 2003233967A1, US-A1-20030233967, US-A1-2003233967, US2003/0233967A1, US2003/233967A1, US20030233967 A1, US20030233967A1, US2003233967 A1, US2003233967A1
InventorsWen-Shen Lin
Original AssigneeWen-Shen Lin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Foldable table
US 20030233967 A1
Abstract
A foldable table has a plastics table plate, a reinforced frame engaging with the plastics table plate, and a pair of leg frames. The reinforced frame has a pair of elongated plates and a pair of support rods disposed between the elongated plates. Each of the leg frames is connected to the corresponding support rod. An inner interior of the plastics table plate receives the elongated plates and the support rods.
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I claim:
1. A foldable table comprises:
a plastics table plate, a reinforced frame engaging with the plastics table plate, and a pair of leg frames,
the reinforced frame having a pair of elongated plates and a pair of support rods disposed between the elongated plates,
each of the leg frames connected to the corresponding support rod, and
an inner interior of the plastics table plate receiving the elongated plates and the support rods.
2. The foldable table as claimed in claim 1, wherein the plastics table plate has a pair of sockets and a periphery flange to confine the inner interior, and each of the sockets has an oblong recess and a pair of T-shaped grooves communicating with the oblong recess.
3. The foldable table as claimed in claim 2, wherein the reinforced frame further has a pair of link units, a pair of connection bars, a pair of crossbars, a pair of elongated plates and a pair of support rods disposed between the elongated plates, each of the leg frames is connected to the corresponding support rod, each of the link units is connected to the corresponding crossbar and the corresponding leg frame, each of the connection bars is disposed between the crossbars, the inner interior of the plastics table plate receives the elongated plates and the support rods, and each of the T-shaped grooves receives the corresponding crossbar.
4. The foldable table as claimed in claim 2, wherein the reinforced frame further has a pair of link units, a holding rod, a pair of elongated plates and a pair of support rods disposed between the elongated plates, a pair of crossbars are disposed between the elongated plates, a pair of reinforced rods are disposed between the elongated plates, each of the leg frames is connected to the corresponding support rod, each of the link units is connected to the corresponding crossbar and the corresponding leg frame, and the holding rod is disposed between the reinforced rods.
5. The foldable table as claimed in claim 2, wherein the reinforced frame further has a pair of link units, a pair of connection bars, a pair of elongated plates and a pair of support rods disposed between the elongated plates, a pair of crossbars are disposed between the elongated plates, each of the leg frames is connected to the corresponding support rod, each of the link units is connected to the corresponding crossbar and the corresponding leg frame, and the connection bars are disposed between the crossbars.
6. The foldable table as claimed in claim 2, wherein the reinforced frame further has a pair of link units, a pair of connection bars, a pair of elongated plates and a pair of support rods disposed between the elongated plates, a pair of crossbars are disposed between the elongated plates, each of the leg frames is connected to the corresponding support rod, each of the link units is connected to the corresponding crossbar and the corresponding leg frame, the connection bars are disposed between the crossbars, a pair of reinforced bars are disposed between the connection bars, and a holding rod is disposed between the reinforced bars.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to a foldable table. More particularly, the present invention relates to a foldable table which has a reinforced frame to reinforce a plastics table plate.

[0002] A conventional foldable table is very heavy. Thus it is difficult to carry the conventional foldable table to walk a long distance for a user.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0003] An object of the present invention is to provide a foldable table which has a reinforced frame to receive a pair of leg frames so that the foldable table will be in a compact configuration while the leg frames are folded.

[0004] Another object of the present invention is to provide a foldable table which has a plastics table plate and a reinforced frame engaging with the plastics table plate in order to reinforce the plastics table plate.

[0005] Accordingly, a foldable table comprises a plastics table plate, a reinforced frame engaging with the plastics table plate, and a pair of leg frames. The reinforced frame has a pair of elongated plates and a pair of support rods disposed between the elongated plates. Each of the leg frames is connected to the corresponding support rod. An inner interior of the plastics table plate receives the elongated plates and the support rods.

[0006] In accordance with a first preferred embodiment of the present invention, a foldable table comprises a plastics table plate, a reinforced frame engaging with the plastics table plate, a pair of leg frames, a pair of link units, a pair of connection bars, and a pair of crossbars. The plastics table plate has a periphery flange, an inner interior confined by the periphery flange, and a pair of sockets. Each of the sockets has an oblong recess and a pair of T-shaped grooves communicating with the oblong recess. The reinforced frame has a pair of elongated plates and a pair of support rods disposed between the elongated plates. Each of the leg frames is connected to the corresponding support rod. Each of the link units is connected to the corresponding crossbar and the corresponding leg frame. Each of the connection bars is disposed between the crossbars. The inner interior of the plastics table plate receives the elongated plates and the support rods. Each of the T-shaped grooves receives the corresponding crossbar.

[0007] In accordance with a second preferred embodiment of the present invention, a foldable table comprises a reinforced frame, a pair of leg frames, a pair of link units, and a holding rod. The reinforced frame has a pair of elongated plates and a pair of support rods disposed between the elongated plates. A pair of crossbars are disposed between the elongated plates. A pair of reinforced rods are disposed between the elongated plates. Each of the leg frames is connected to the corresponding support rod. Each of the link units is connected to the corresponding crossbar and the corresponding leg frame. The holding rod is disposed between the reinforced rods.

[0008] In accordance with a third preferred embodiment of the present invention, a foldable table comprises a reinforced frame, a pair of leg frames, a pair of link units, and a pair of connection bars. The reinforced frame has a pair of elongated plates and a pair of support rods disposed between the elongated plates. A pair of crossbars are disposed between the elongated plates. Each of the leg frames is connected to the corresponding support rod. Each of the link units is connected to the corresponding crossbar and the corresponding leg frame. The connection bars are disposed between the crossbars.

[0009] In accordance with a fourth preferred embodiment of the present invention, a foldable table comprises a reinforced frame, a pair of leg frames, a pair of link units, and a pair of connection bars. The reinforced frame has a pair of elongated plates and a pair of support rods disposed between the elongated plates. A pair of crossbars are disposed between the elongated plates. Each of the leg frames is connected to the corresponding support rod. Each of the link units is connected to the corresponding crossbar and the corresponding leg frame. The connection bars are disposed between the crossbars. A pair of reinforced bars are disposed between the connection bars. A holding rod is disposed between the reinforced bars.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0010]FIG. 1 is a perspective exploded view of a foldable table of a first preferred embodiment in accordance with the present invention;

[0011]FIG. 2 is a perspective assembly view of a foldable table of a first preferred embodiment in accordance with the present invention;

[0012]FIG. 3 is a perspective assembly view of a pair of leg frames, a pair of link units, a pair of connection bars, a pair of crossbars, and a reinforced frame of a first preferred embodiment in accordance with the present invention;

[0013]FIG. 4 is a perspective assembly view of a pair of leg frames, a pair of link units, a pair of connection bars, a pair of crossbars, and a reinforced frame of a second preferred embodiment in accordance with the present invention;

[0014]FIG. 5 is a perspective assembly view of a pair of leg frames, a pair of link units, a pair of connection bars, a pair of crossbars, and a reinforced frame of a third preferred embodiment in accordance with the present invention; and

[0015]FIG. 6 is a perspective assembly view of a pair of leg frames, a pair of link units, a pair of connection bars, a pair of crossbars, and a reinforced frame of a fourth preferred embodiment in accordance with the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0016] Referring to FIGS. 1 to 3, a first foldable table comprises a plastics table plate 1, a first reinforced frame 2 engaging with the plastics table plate 1, a pair of leg frames 23, a pair of link units 25, a pair of connection bars 27, and a pair of crossbars 26.

[0017] The plastics table plate 1 is made by a blow molding method.

[0018] The plastics table plate 1 has a periphery flange 15, an inner interior 11 confined by the periphery flange 15, and a pair of sockets 12.

[0019] Each of the sockets 12 has an oblong recess 14 and a pair of T-shaped grooves 13 communicating with the oblong recess 14.

[0020] The first reinforced frame 2 has a pair of elongated plates 21 and a pair of support rods 24 disposed between the elongated plates 21.

[0021] Each of the leg frames 23 is connected to the corresponding support rod 24.

[0022] Each of the link units 25 is connected to the corresponding crossbar 26 and the corresponding leg frame 23.

[0023] Each of the connection bars 27 is disposed between the crossbars 26.

[0024] The inner interior 11 of the plastics table plate 1 receives the elongated plates 21 and the support rods 24.

[0025] Each of the T-shaped grooves 13 receives the corresponding crossbar 26.

[0026] A plurality of fasteners P fasten the elongated plates 21 on the plastics table plate 1 and the crossbars 26 on the plastics table plate 1.

[0027] Each of the elongated plates 21 has two opposite end through apertures 22 to receive the corresponding support rod 24.

[0028] Referring to FIG. 4, a second foldable table comprises a second reinforced frame 3, a pair of leg frames 23 a, a pair of link units 25 a, and a holding rod 34.

[0029] The second reinforced frame 3 has a pair of elongated plates 31 and a pair of support rods 24 a disposed between the elongated plates 31.

[0030] A pair of crossbars 32 are disposed between the elongated plates 31.

[0031] A pair of reinforced rods 33 are disposed between the elongated plates 31.

[0032] Each of the leg frames 23 a is connected to the corresponding support rod 24 a.

[0033] Each of the link units 25 a is connected to the corresponding crossbar 32 and the corresponding leg frame 23 a.

[0034] The holding rod 34 is disposed between the reinforced rods 33.

[0035] Referring to FIG. 5, a third foldable table comprises a third reinforced frame 4, a pair of leg frames 23 b, a pair of link units 25 b, and a pair of connection bars 43.

[0036] The third reinforced frame 4 has a pair of elongated plates 41 and a pair of support rods 24 b disposed between the elongated plates 41.

[0037] A pair of crossbars 42 are disposed between the elongated plates 41.

[0038] Each of the leg frames 23 b is connected to the corresponding support rod 24 b.

[0039] Each of the link units 25 b is connected to the corresponding crossbar 42 and the corresponding leg frame 23 b.

[0040] The connection bars 43 are disposed between the crossbars 42.

[0041] Referring to FIG. 6, a fourth foldable table comprises a fourth reinforced frame 5, a pair of leg frames 23 b, a pair of link units 25 c, and a pair of connection bars 53.

[0042] The fourth reinforced frame 5 has a pair of elongated plates 51 and a pair of support rods 24 c disposed between the elongated plates 51.

[0043] A pair of crossbars 52 are disposed between the elongated plates 51.

[0044] Each of the leg frames 23 c is connected to the corresponding support rod 24 c.

[0045] Each of the link units 25 c is connected to the corresponding crossbar 52 and the corresponding leg frame 23 c.

[0046] The connection bars 53 are disposed between the crossbars 52.

[0047] A pair of reinforced bars 54 are disposed between the connection bars 53.

[0048] A holding rod 55 is disposed between the reinforced bars 54.

[0049] The invention has the following advantages. The plastics table plate is made by a blow molding method in order to reduce a weight of the foldable table. The reinforced frame engages with the plastics table plate in order to reinforce the plastics table plate. The foldable table will be in a compact configuration while the leg frames are folded.

[0050] The invention is not limited to the above embodiment but various modification thereof may be made. Further, various changes in form and detail may be made without departing from the scope of the invention.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification108/129
International ClassificationA47B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B3/0912, A47B13/003
European ClassificationA47B3/091B2, A47B13/00C
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Jun 25, 2002ASAssignment
Owner name: MAXCHIEF INVESTMENTS LTD., HONG KONG
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:LIN, WEN-SHEN;REEL/FRAME:013050/0232
Effective date: 20020617