|Publication number||US3730604 A|
|Publication date||May 1, 1973|
|Filing date||Jan 26, 1972|
|Priority date||Jan 26, 1972|
|Publication number||US 3730604 A, US 3730604A, US-A-3730604, US3730604 A, US3730604A|
|Original Assignee||Perfecto Viera|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (8), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
United States Patent 91 Viera 451 May 1, 1973 1 TELEPHONE STAND  Inventor: Perfecto Viera, 98-20 62nd Drive,
Rego Park, NY. 11374  Filed: Jan. 26, 1972  Appl. No.: 220,853
 US. Cl ..312/319, 312/330  Int. Cl. ..H04m l/04, A471) 88/04  Field of Search ..312/330, 333, 348,
 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,973,236 2/1961 Hicks et a1 ..312/319 553,073 1/1896 Potteiger et al..... ....312/3l9 1,434,265 10/1922 Rosine et a1 ....312/33O 686,249 11/1901 Beery .312/319 Pringle et a1. ..312/319 2,170,093 8/1939 2,586,543 2/1952 Kennedy ..312/319 3,167,371 l/l965 Parcher et a1. ..312/319 Primary Examiner.lames T. McCall Attorney-Borst & Borst [57 ABSTRACT The application for patent discloses a telephone stand adapted to support a conventional telephone on a spring pressed tray. The stand provides a drawer or a like member adapted to store writing utensils being spring biased to open automatically when released as a consequence of lifting the receiver from the telephone. Preferably, a second drawer or like member is also provided by the stand which is manually releasable to open position if needed.
1 Claim, 3 Drawing Figures TELEPHONE STAND The invention relates to articles of furniture and in particular to furniture containing drawers which is adapted to support and house personal articles and to provide associated mechanism to facilitate access to those which are thus contained.
While chests bearing spring pressed drawers for purpose of quick opening as shown, for example in U. S. Pat. No. 1,434,265, the article made in accordance with the invention is believed to provide a unique feature of construction in that the spring adapted to open the drawer is designed to operate for this purpose when the weight atop a hinged cover against which the spring bears is changed to a predetermined value. The value in the particular embodiment herein disclosed is established in accordance with the weight of a conventional telephone base and receiver which the cover is designed to receive. The cover normally retains the drawer in closed position, but is adapted to release the drawer for automatic opening by a second spring when released by the cover.
A second drawer adapted to be opened on manual release by spring operation is also desirably provided.
The preferred form of invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the invention in use;
FIG. 2 is a section through the stand and taken on line 22 of FIG. 1; and
FIG. 3 is a horizontal section taken on line 3-3 of FIG. 2.
Referring to the drawings a telephone stand having a hinged top cover 12 is provided with a top drawer l4 and a bottom drawer 16.
The top cover 12 is hinged as at 13 and has a depending stop 18 near the opposite end adapted to engage the back of the drawer for retention purposes. At the opposite end of'hinge 13 the underside of the cover 12 has a stop 18 which normally engages the back of the drawer 14. Spring 20 secured within the stand 10 is designed to pivot the cover, upwardly and its stop 18 out of engagement with the drawer 14 when the weight on the top of the cover is at a value less than that of a conventional telephone hand set with receiver and microphone disposed in the cradle. A compression spring 22 extending between the back of the stand and the top drawer serves to open the drawer on such release, the drawer being limited in its opening movement by stops 24 against the front wall of the stand 10.
Clearly, there could be a writing tablet with memo pad and pencil recessed therein in place of the drawer the operation and control of which is identical thereto.
In operation, with the hand set 36 in its cradle on telephone 38 and placed'on hinged cover 12 of the telephone stand 10 the stop 18 engages the drawer 14 in its closed position. Upon removing the hand set 36 the spring 20 raises the hinged cover 12 disengaging stop 18 from the drawer 14 and allowing it to be opened by the compression spring 22. When the hand set 36 is replaced on its cradle the hinged cover 12 lowers to its at rest" position. The drawer 14 is then simply pushed in manually until it engages the stop 18.
As seen in FIG. 3 the bottom drawer 16 is provided with drawer stops 26, one of which is 'used in its closed as well as open position. A lever 28 pivoted at 30 and operated by finger button 32 is adapted to engage a stop 26 when the drawer IS in closed position. Spring 34 extending between the back of the stand and the drawer serves to open the drawer when the button 24 is depressed manually so that the stop and the lever 23 are no longer in engagement.
What is claimed is:
l. A telephone stand having a top hinged cover adapted to receive a telephone device, a spring secured to the stand and engaging said cover, a slide member housed by said stand, a releasable connection between said cover and said member and a second spring extending between the stand and said member and adapted to open said member when said connection is released by said first spring said first mentioned spring when compressed being designed to extend when the compression force thereon is less than that of the weight of a conventional telephone.
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|U.S. Classification||312/223.4, 312/330.1, 312/334.46, 312/9.57|