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Publication numberUS20060119233 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/005,229
Publication dateJun 8, 2006
Filing dateDec 7, 2004
Priority dateDec 7, 2004
Publication number005229, 11005229, US 2006/0119233 A1, US 2006/119233 A1, US 20060119233 A1, US 20060119233A1, US 2006119233 A1, US 2006119233A1, US-A1-20060119233, US-A1-2006119233, US2006/0119233A1, US2006/119233A1, US20060119233 A1, US20060119233A1, US2006119233 A1, US2006119233A1
InventorsRichard Thomas
Original AssigneeThomas Richard E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
All in one media station
US 20060119233 A1
Abstract
A media station includes a base with a side and a translucent flexible strip of light emitting diodes (LEDs) attached about the side of the base, a frame assembly, two generally L-shaped tubular bars interconnecting the base with the frame assembly, and translucent flexible strips of LEDs attached to the tubular bars. The media station can have a speaker(s) mounted on each tubular bar, a magazine tray supported by the tubular bars, and a black light assembly mounted below the magazine tray. A desk unit is mounted to the frame assembly. The media station has an adjustable seat, a pair of seat tracks mounted on a shelf, and an open magazine rack and a storage drawer mounted below the shelf. The media station has right and left stationary trays and a foot rest on the base under the desk top, and can have left and right CD/DVD storage towers.
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1. A media station comprising:
a base with a side and a translucent flexible strip of light emitting diodes (LEDs) attached about the side of the base;
a frame assembly;
two generally L-shaped tubular bars interconnecting the base with the frame assembly; and
translucent flexible strips of LEDs attached to the tubular bars;
wherein the media station is configured to support items/equipment.
2. The media station according to claim 1, further comprising at least one speaker mounted on each tubular bar.
3. The media station according to claim 1, further comprising a magazine tray supported by the tubular bars, and a black light assembly mounted below the magazine tray.
4. The media station according to claim 1, wherein said frame assembly comprises upper and lower front walls, and right and left upper and lower side walls.
5. The media station according to claim 4, further comprising a desk unit mounted to the frame assembly.
6. The media station according to claim 5, wherein said desk unit comprises a desk top and a shelf mounted on the desk top.
7. The media station according to claim 6, further comprising an adjustable seat and a pair of seat tracks to support the adjustable seat.
8. The media station according to claim 7, further comprising a shelf on which are mounted the seat tracks, and an open magazine rack and a storage drawer mounted below the shelf.
9. The media station according to claim 7, further comprising a support plate and a tray on the support plate below the adjustable seat.
10. The media station according to claim 6, further comprising right and left stationary trays.
11. The media station according to claim 6, further comprising a foot rest on the base under the desk top.
12. The media station according to claim 11, wherein said foot rest is tapered upwards away from the seat.
13. The media station according to claim 11, wherein said foot rest is configured to flip up and lock into place.
14. The media station according to claim 11, wherein said foot rest houses foot pedals for racing games.
15. The media station according to claim 6, further comprising a left CD/DVD storage tower with a beverage holder attached thereto.
16. The media station according to claim 6, further comprising a right CD/DVD storage tower with a mouse plane pivotally attached thereto.
17. The media station according to claim 6, further comprising a pull out keyboard holder is mounted underneath the desk top.
18. The media station according to claim 6, further comprising a removable panel and a fan mounted on the removable panel.
19. A media station comprising:
a base with a side;
a frame assembly;
two generally L-shaped tubular bars interconnecting the base with the frame assembly; and
translucent flexible strips of light emitting diodes (LEDs) attached to the tubular bars;
wherein the media station is configured to support items/equipment.
20. A media station comprising:
a frame assembly with upper and lower front walls, and right and left upper and lower side walls;
a desk unit mounted to the frame assembly, the desk unit including a desk top and a shelf mounted on the desk top; and
right and left stationary trays attached to the frame assembly;
wherein the media station is configured to support items/equipment.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates generally to furniture and, more particularly to an all in one media station.

2. Description of Related Art

A variety of different types of furniture are typically used for media systems, such as business and/or stereo systems, TV stands, DVD entertainment systems, etc. Such furniture is typically type specific and can be complicated and/or expensive. It would be desirable to provide users with a structural configuration that would conveniently and attractively hold and support multiple forms of media equipment and/or entertainment devices.

Therefore, a need exists for an all in one media station that can conveniently and attractively hold and support multiple forms of media equipment and/or entertainment devices.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is a media station. The media station includes a base with a side and a translucent flexible strip of light emitting diodes (LEDs) attached about the side of the base, a frame assembly, two generally L-shaped tubular bars interconnecting the base with the frame assembly, and translucent flexible strips of LEDs attached to the tubular bars. The media station is configured to support items/equipment.

The media station can also have at least one speaker mounted on each tubular bar, a magazine tray supported by the tubular bars, and a black light assembly mounted below the magazine tray. The black light assembly includes a normal incandescent light and a black light. The frame assembly has upper and lower front walls, and right and left upper and lower side walls. A desk unit is mounted to the frame assembly. The desk unit has a desk top and a shelf mounted on the desk top.

The media station has an adjustable seat and a pair of seat tracks to support the adjustable seat. The seat tracks are mounted on a shelf, and an open magazine rack and a storage drawer are mounted below the shelf. These elements are mounted on a support plate. The media station has right and left stationary trays. The media station also has a foot rest on the base under the desk top. The foot rest is tapered upwards away from the seat, and is configured to flip up and lock into place. The foot rest can be configured to house foot pedals for racing games. The media station can have a left CD/DVD storage tower with a beverage holder attached thereto, and a right CD/DVD storage tower with a mouse plane attached thereto.

A pull out keyboard holder is mounted underneath the desk top. Right and left apertures are defined through top corners of the front wall. A removable panel and a fan are mounted on the removable panel. The media station can be configured for use of a wheelchair, and can also be configured in the form of merely a desk assembly detached and standing alone. This configuration enables a user to utilize the media station as a desk assembly.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a left side perspective view of a media station according to the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a right side perspective view of a media station according to the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a front left perspective view of a media station according to the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a front left perspective view of a media station according to the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a left side perspective view of a media station according to the resent invention.

FIG. 6 is a left side perspective view of a portion of a media station according to the present invention.

FIG. 7 is a left perspective view of a media station configured for use with a wheelchair according to the present invention.

FIG. 8 is a left perspective view of a media station configured as a desk assembly according to the present invention.

Similar reference characters denote corresponding features consistently throughout the attached drawings.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The present invention is an all in one media station.

The invention disclosed herein is, of course, susceptible of embodiment in many different forms. Shown in the drawings and described herein below in detail are preferred embodiments of the invention. It is to be understood, however, that the present disclosure is an exemplification of the principles of the invention and does not limit the invention to the illustrated embodiments.

Referring now to the drawings, FIGS. 1-6 show an all in one media station 100 according to the present invention. The media station 100 is configured to provide a user with a structural assembly in the form of a media pod that can support a variety of commonly used items and/or equipment. The media station 100 includes a base 110 and two generally L-shaped tubular bars 112 interconnecting the base with a frame assembly. A translucent flexible strip of light emitting diodes (LEDs) 114 is attached about the side of the base 110. Translucent flexible strips of LEDs 116 can also be attached on sides of the tubular bars 112.

Speakers 118 are mounted on the tubular bars 112. A magazine tray 120 is supported by the tubular bars 112, below which is mounted a black light assembly 122. The magazine tray 120 provides a removable storage location for magazines and/or papers. The black light assembly 122 includes a normal incandescent light and a black light to illuminate the keys of a computer keyboard. A shelf 124 is mounted to an upper front wall 162 a of a frame assembly 126 at the forward end of the media station 100. Right and left upper side walls 128 a and 128 b, respectively, are attached to the upper front wall 162 a.

The media station 100 can be provided with a printer 130, a personal computer monitor 132, and has a swivel assembly 134 about which a support 136 for the printer 130 is pivotally mounted. A desk unit is mounted to the frame assembly 126 and includes a shelf 138 mounted on a desk top 140. Additional items can be supported by the shelf 138, such as a clock, a cell phone, remote controls, etc. An adjustable seat 142 is mounted on a pair of seat tracks 164. The adjustable seat 142 can be rotated about an axis to enable users to turn the seat left or right for comfort reasons, as well as to enable the user to conveniently enter or leave the media station 100.

The desk top 140 is mounted on right and left lower side walls 144 a and 144 b, respectively. Items such as a CD/DVD machine 146, a game machine, etc., can be supported by the desk top 140 under the shelf 138. Right and left stationary trays 150 a and 150 b, respectively, are provided to support items such as a computer tower 148, a subwoofer unit 178, etc. A foot rest 152 is provided on the base 110 under the desk top 140. The foot rest 152 is tapered upwards away from the seat 142 to accommodate shorter people when they slide the seat 142 forward so their feet do not dangle. The foot rest 152 can also flip up and lock into place, and can be configured to house foot pedals for racing games.

A beverage holder 154 is attached to the top of a left CD/DVD storage tower 160 b, and a mouse plane 158 for a computer mouse is pivotally attached to the top of a right CD/DVD storage tower 160 a so it can move forward and backward and about an axis to accommodate individuals with varying arm lengths. A pull out keyboard holder 156 is mounted underneath the desk top 140 and can support a computer keyboard. The seat tracks 164 are attached to a shelf 166 below which are an open magazine rack 168 and a storage drawer 170. A game controller 176 can be removably attached to the right lower side wall 146 a. Right and left apertures 182 a and 182 b, respectively, are defined through top corners of the front wall 162 a (see FIGS. 3 and 4). Power cords, speaker cables, etc., can pass through the apertures 182 a and 182 b and are interconnected with a power conduit 184 and/or other electrical equipment mounted near the lower wall 162 b behind a removable panel 186. A fan 188 can be attached to the removable panel 186. A tray 190 can be provided on the support plate 172 just below the adjustable seat 142.

FIG. 7 shows a media station 200 configured for use with a wheelchair 230. The media station 200 is configured substantially the same as the media station 100 described above. The media station includes a tapered guide 240 to facilitate movement of a wheelchair on and off the base 210 of the media station 200. As such, the media station 200 does not have an adjustable seat and the various items associated with the adjustable seat described for the media station 100 (e.g., the storage towers 160 a, 160 b, the shelf 166, the magazine rack 168, the storage drawer 170, the support plate 172, etc.).

The media station 200 can be provided with a printer 230, a personal computer monitor 232, and has a swivel assembly 234 about which a support 236 for the printer 230 is pivotally mounted. A desk unit is mounted to the frame assembly 226 and includes a shelf 238 mounted on a desk top 240. Additional items can be supported by the shelf 238, such as a clock, a cell phone, remote controls, etc.

The desk top 240 is mounted on right and left lower side walls 244 a and 244 b, respectively. Items such as a CD/DVD machine 246; a game machine, etc., can be supported by the desk top 240 under the shelf 238. Right stationary tray (not shown) and left stationary tray 250 b, are provided to support items such as a computer tower 248, a subwoofer unit (not shown), etc. An optional foot rest 252 can be provided on the base 210 under the desk top 240. Such a foot rest 252 could be tapered upwards as desired. The foot rest 252 could also flip up and lock into place, and could be configured to house foot pedals for racing games.

A pull out keyboard holder is mounted underneath the desk top 240 and can support a computer keyboard. Right and left apertures (not shown) are defined through top corners of the front wall 262 a. Power cords, speaker cables, etc., can pass through the apertures and are interconnected with a power conduit and/or other electrical equipment mounted near the lower wall 262 b behind a removable panel. A fan can be attached to the removable panel.

FIG. 8 shows a media station 300 configured in the form of a desk assembly detached and standing alone. This configuration enables a user to merely utilize the media station as a desk assembly. The media station 300 can be provided with a printer 330, a personal computer monitor 332, and has a swivel assembly 334 about which a support 336 for the printer 330 is pivotally mounted. A desk unit is mounted to the frame assembly 326 and includes a shelf 338 mounted on a desk top 340. Additional items can be supported by the shelf 338, such as a clock, a cell phone, remote controls, etc.

The desk top 340 is mounted on right and left lower side walls 344 a and 344 b, respectively. Items such as a CD/DVD machine 346, a game machine, etc., can be supported by the desk top 340 under the shelf 338. Right stationary tray (not shown) and left stationary tray 356 b, are provided to support items such as a computer tower 348, a subwoofer unit (not shown). etc. A foot rest 352 is provided under the desk top 340. The foot rest 352 is tapered upwards to accommodate shorter people so their feet do not dangle. The foot rest 352 can also flip up and lock into place, and can be configured to house foot pedals for racing games.

A pull out keyboard holder 356 is mounted underneath the desk top 340 and can support a computer keyboard. Right and left apertures (not shown) are defined through top corners of the front wall 362 a. Power cords, speaker cables, etc., can pass through the apertures and are interconnected with a power conduit and/or other electrical equipment mounted near the lower wall 362 b behind a removable panel. A fan can be attached to the removable panel.

While the invention has been described with references to its preferred embodiments, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that various changes may be made and equivalents may be substituted for elements thereof without departing from the true spirit and scope of the invention. In addition, many modifications may be made to adapt a particular situation or material to the teaching of the invention without departing from its essential teachings.

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US7744470 *Dec 20, 2005Jun 29, 2010Adp Gauselmann GmbhConsole for use in combination with an entertainment machine
WO2010115535A1 *Mar 27, 2010Oct 14, 2010Helmut BrunnemerMobile work area
Classifications
U.S. Classification312/235.9
International ClassificationA47B83/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B21/00, A47B2083/025, A47B83/00
European ClassificationA47B21/00, A47B83/00