|Publication number||US20060119233 A1|
|Application number||US 11/005,229|
|Publication date||Jun 8, 2006|
|Filing date||Dec 7, 2004|
|Priority date||Dec 7, 2004|
|Publication number||005229, 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|
|Original Assignee||Thomas Richard E|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (31), Referenced by (3), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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.
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.
Similar reference characters denote corresponding features consistently throughout the attached drawings.
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,
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
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.
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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|Cooperative Classification||A47B21/00, A47B2083/025, A47B83/00|
|European Classification||A47B21/00, A47B83/00|