|Publication number||US20050217542 A1|
|Application number||US 10/816,950|
|Publication date||Oct 6, 2005|
|Filing date||Apr 5, 2004|
|Priority date||Apr 5, 2004|
|Publication number||10816950, 816950, US 2005/0217542 A1, US 2005/217542 A1, US 20050217542 A1, US 20050217542A1, US 2005217542 A1, US 2005217542A1, US-A1-20050217542, US-A1-2005217542, US2005/0217542A1, US2005/217542A1, US20050217542 A1, US20050217542A1, US2005217542 A1, US2005217542A1|
|Original Assignee||Ren-Ju Tzeng|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (3), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
1) Field of the Invention
The invention herein relates to an improved furniture conjoinment structure that is simple to assemble and low in cost.
2) Description of the Prior Art
Conventional furniture assembly structures typically utilize the following three generations of design for firmly assembling the table leg fixture to the tabletop:
(1) A detailed observation of the first-generation furniture assembly structure, as indicated in
(2) Observing the second-generation furniture assembly structure, as indicated in
(3) Observing the third-generation furniture assembly structure, as indicated in
While the said three generations of furniture conjoinment structures are by design all capable of firmly positioning the glass tabletop and preventing glass table top slippage, the said three generations of furniture conjoinment structures still have shortcomings. The first-generation assembly structure requires the drilling of positioning holes and, furthermore, the fitting of the plastic bumpers, the latter of which has the drawback of increasing component costs. The second-generation assembly structure requires the use of steel tubes sleeved with washers and, furthermore, screws for fastening, which again are drawbacks that raise component costs. The third-generation assembly structure requires the drilling of positioning holes and, furthermore, the fitting of the suction discs, yet again involving the drawback of greater component cost.
As a result, the applicant of the invention herein, having been engaged in the furniture manufacturing industry for many years and knowledgeable of the various shortcomings stemming from the conventional furniture assembly structures, improved the shortcomings of the prior art by successfully developing the improved furniture conjoinment structure of the present invention.
The objective of the invention herein is to provide an improved furniture conjoinment structure that is simple to assemble and, furthermore, low in cost.
The improved furniture conjoinment structure of the present invention features an annular groove that is centrally disposed in the each of the top ends of the table leg fixture connector blocks for the placement of washers, thereby achieving a furniture conjoinment structure that is of simpler assembly and lower cost.
The improved furniture conjoinment structure consists of a table leg fixture 1 assembled to a tabletop 2, the said table leg fixture 1 utilizing connector blocks 3 and tabletop support members 4 integrated into a quadrangle framework and, furthermore, table legs 5 are attached to the bottom section of the connector blocks 3, the main features of which are: an annular groove 6 is centrally disposed in the top end of each connector block 3 for the placement of a washer 7 (as shown in
When the table leg fixture 1 and the tabletop 2 are assembled together, due to the design of the table leg fixture 1 and the top ends of the connector blocks 3, the annular groove 6 centrally disposed in the connector block 3 top end provides for the entry of a washer 6 that not only simplifies assembly, but also reduces cost and, furthermore, stably maintains the position of tabletop 2 and effectively prevents slippage during usage.
In summation of the foregoing section, since the design of the invention herein provides a furniture assembly structure of straightforward arrangement and low cost, the present invention meets the new patent requirement of progressiveness and is submitted in application for the commensurate patent rights.
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|International Classification||F16B12/42, A47B13/00, A47B3/00|
|Cooperative Classification||F16B12/42, A47B13/003|
|European Classification||A47B13/00C, F16B12/42|