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Publication numberUS20040216645 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/426,723
Publication dateNov 4, 2004
Filing dateMay 1, 2003
Priority dateMay 1, 2003
Publication number10426723, 426723, US 2004/0216645 A1, US 2004/216645 A1, US 20040216645 A1, US 20040216645A1, US 2004216645 A1, US 2004216645A1, US-A1-20040216645, US-A1-2004216645, US2004/0216645A1, US2004/216645A1, US20040216645 A1, US20040216645A1, US2004216645 A1, US2004216645A1
InventorsJung-Chi Lin
Original AssigneeJung-Chi Lin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible computer table and frame
US 20040216645 A1
Abstract
A collapsible computer table and frame includes two pairs of folding frames, a table board, an upper placing board and a lower placing board. Each folding frame consists of a horizontal frame rod for fixing a table board, a back frame rod with a lower end pivotally connected with an end of the horizontal frame rods, and a front feet and a rear feet pivotally connected with the horizontal frame rods. The back frame rod has its lower end pivotally connected with the horizontal frame rod and the rear feet. The folding connect rods are pivotally connected between the upper placing board to let the upper placing board to swing. The table board is fixed on the horizontal frame rods, folding connect rods are provided between the front and the rare foot, and then the whole computer table and frame can be easily collapsed.
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Claims(4)
What is claimed is:
1. A collapsible computer table and frame comprising:
a left and a right foldable frame, each said foldable frame consisting of a horizontal frame rod for fixing a table board and a back frame rod for positioning an upper placing board and a front feet and a rear foot;
said front feet and said rear feet respectively pivotally connected with two, a front and a rear, ends of each said horizontal frame rod;
said back frame rod having its lower end respectively connected pivotally with a rear end of each said horizontal frame rod; and,
a front and a rear connect rod having an end pivotally connected with the lower end of each said back frame rod, said rear connect rod having the other end pivotally connected with said rear foot, said front connect rod having the other end pivotally connected with said front foot, a connect rod fixed between said two horizontal frame rods, a connect rod fixed between said two back frame rods, said two folding frames combined to form a foldable frame of said collapsible computer table and frame.
2. The collapsible computer table and frame as claimed in claim 1, wherein an upper placing board is pivotally placed on said connect rod provided on the upper ends of said two back frame rods, said upper placing board is possible to be swung up and down, and two pairs of folding connect rods are provided between said two back frame rods and said upper placing board.
3. The collapsible computer table and frame as claimed in claim 1, wherein two pairs of folding connect rods are respectively provided between each pairs of said front feet and said rear feet, and at least two connect rods are connected firmly between a pair of longer portions of said two folding connect rods, and a lower placing board is fixed on said connect rods.
4. The collapsible computer table and frame as claimed in claim 2 or 3, wherein two ends of said two pairs of the folding connect rods are pivotally connected with each other, one end of one of said folding connect rods has a stopper, and the other of one of said two folding connect rods has a notch for said stopper to fit therein, the outer end of said two pairs of folding connect rods are pivotally connected with said back frame rods and said upper placing board or between said front and said rear feet.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] This invention relates to a collapsible computer table and frame, particularly to one having feet and two back frame rods both pivotally connected with two horizontal frame rods, which are then connected with the back frame rods and the feet by connect rods to permit the whole computer table and frame to be easily collapsed without taking off or releasing any components.

[0003] 2. Description of the Prior Art

[0004] There are many sorts of conventional computer tables mostly assembled by consumers themselves, that is DIY, with structures of the table and frame divided into a right and a left frame, and plural connect rods combined with a table board and placing boards. Their combining ways are almost using screws or bolts for fastening components with one another, having some objectives.

[0005] 1. To reduce assembling work to lower time and cost.

[0006] 2. To lessen the cost for packaging, transporting by reducing their dimensions.

[0007] 3. To let consumers enjoy pleasure of DIY.

[0008] However, most consumers have not so good skills as experienced workers in carrying out assembly of conventional computer tables and frames with not complete description of assembling work. So consumers have to spend not a few hours to assemble it. In spite of the pleasure of DIY, some people may not like DIY things, When an assembled computer table and frame has to be moved to another location, it has to be taken off and transported to a new location and put together again, probably causing some inconvenience. If it is used no more, it has to be taken off and the stored away, with many components not easily arranged orderly.

[0009] Some conventional computer tables and frames are collapsible, but they generally have some components to be taken off or some screws or bolts to be released before collapsed, not so simply to collapse.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0010] The collapsible computer table and frame in the invention includes two pairs of folding frames, two front feet, two rear feet, a table board, an upper placing board and a lower placing board as main components. Each pair of the folding frame consists of a horizontal frame rod, and a back frame rod pivotally connected with each other. The front feet and the rear feet are respectively connected pivotally with two ends of the horizontal frame rods. The horizontal frame rods have rear ends pivotally connected with lower ends of the back frame rods. The lower end of each back frame rod rests on a rear surface of each rear foot. A front and a rear connect rod have one end pivotally connected with the lower end of the back frame rod. The rear connect rod has the other end pivotally connected with the rear foot, with the front connect rod having the other end pivotally connected with the front foot. Then the whole computer table and frame can be easily collapsed, with the rear feet standing on the ground and the front ends of the horizontal frame rods swung upward, and with the front feet pushed backward.

[0011] Further, a connect rod is connected between the upper ends of the back frame rods, and the upper placing board is pivotally connected on the connect rod for being swung up and down, and two pairs of folding connect rods are connected between the upper placing board and the back frame rods to let the upper placing board folded to locate beside the back frame rods.

[0012] Further, two pairs of folding connect rods are connected pivotally between each pair of the front and the rear foot, with two connect rods fixed between the two pairs of the folding connect rods. Then a lower placing board is placed firmly on the connect rods, which is received between the front feet and the rear feet in case of the computer table and frame is collapsed.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

[0013] This invention will be better understood by referring to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

[0014]FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of a collapsible computer table and frame in the present invention;

[0015]FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the first embodiment of a table frame in the present invention;

[0016]FIG. 3 is a side view of the first embodiment of the collapsible computer table and frame in the present invention;

[0017]FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the first embodiment of the collapsible computer table and frame under collapsing process in the present invention;

[0018]FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the first embodiment of the collapsible computer table and frame in a collapsed condition in the present invention;

[0019]FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a second embodiment of a collapsible computer table and frame in the present invention; and,

[0020]FIG. 7 is a side view of the second embodiment of a collapsible computer table and frame in the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0021] A first preferred embodiment of a collapsible computer table and frame in the present invention, as shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3, includes a frame 3, a table board 2, an upper placing board 1, a lower placing board 4 and a keyboard plate 5 as main components combined together.

[0022] The frame 3 consists of two—a right and a left—frames respectively having an horizontal frame rod 31, back frame rod 34, a front foot 32 with an upper curved end pivotally connected with a front end of the horizontal frame rod 31, and a rear foot 33 with an upper end pivotally connected with a rear end of the horizontal frame rod 31. Each horizontal frame rod 31 has a rear end curved up and pivotally connected with the back frame rod 34 having a curved end contacting a backside of the foot 33. Then a connect rod 35 is provided to connect pivotally a lower end of the back frame rod 34 with the outer surface of the rear foot 33, and a horizontal connect rod 39 is provided to connect pivotally a lower end of the back frame rod 34 with an upper end of the front foot 32. Further, Two connect rods 36, and 37 are provided respectively between the two horizontal frame rods 31 and the back frame rod 34 so that the table board 2 and the upper placing board 1 may be collapsed toward the back frame rod 34.

[0023] In addition, a U-shaped base 371 is respectively fixed on two sides of the connect rod 37 to let the upper placing board 1 swing freely, and a connector 372 is fixed on two sides of a front side of the upper placing board 1, and two pairs of folding connect rods 373 and 374 are respectively connected pivotally with the connector 372 and the back frame rod 34. Then the folding connect rod 374 has a stopper 374A at the end and the folding connect rod 373 has a notch 373 a to correspond to the stopper 374 a. Further, two pairs of folding connect rods 381, 382 are provided between two pairs of the front and the rear foot 32 and 33, and two connect rods 383 are provided between the two pairs of the folding connect rods 381 and 382 to let a lower placing board 4 deposited on the two connect rods 381 and 382 stably.

[0024] Next, as shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, to collapse the computer table and frame in the spread condition shown in FIG. 3, at first fold the folding connect rods 373 and 374 to let the upper placing board 1 to rest on the back frame rods 34. Then let the rear feet 33 stand on the ground, and fold up the table board 2 with its front side move upward, with the front feet 32 pulled rearward. Then the table board 2 may stand up, with relative movement of the connect rods 35 and 39. Thus the front feet 32 and the back frame rods 34 will come side by side, with the lower placing board 4 moving to the position between the two rear feet 33. It is quite evident that the computer table and frame can be collapsed easily and quickly, so is it in spreading it from the collapsed condition. Therefore, when a maker completes assembly of the collapsible computer table and frame, its size becomes to the minimum as possible, and consumers needs no assembly work, able to use at once by spreading.

[0025] Next, FIGS. 6 and 7 show a second embodiment of a collapsible computer table and frame, having the same structure as the first embodiment except the table board 2′, which has an almost rectangular opening formed in a rear portion, and a connect rod 30 added between the two upper frame rods 31, a rear board 6 just fitting in the rear opening and pivotally combined on the connect rod 30 by means of U-shaped supporters 301, and an inverted U-shaped arm 61 extending from a rear end of the rear board 6 rearward and upward to support a computer terminal placed on the rear board 6.

[0026] While the preferred embodiments of a collapsible computer table and frame have been described above, it will be recognized and understood that various modifications may be made therein and the appended claims are intended to cover all such modifications that may fall within the spirit and scope of the invention.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification108/50.01
International ClassificationA47B21/03, A47B3/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47B3/08, A47B21/03, A47B2003/0806
European ClassificationA47B3/08, A47B21/03