United States Patent  [ii] Patent Number: 5,609,112
Meyer et al.  Date of Patent: Mar. 11,1997
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Primary Examiner—Jose V. Chen
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Flynn, Thiel, Boutell & Tanis, PC.
A table or desk is provided with a horizontally enlarged worksurface, and a bracket-supported rear panel arrangement can be readily mounted to a project upwardly along a rear edge of the worksurface. The panel arrangement includes a pair of upright brackets which have C-shaped lower parts which create a clamping engagement around the rear edge of the worksurface so that special constructional features on the worksurface are not required. The brackets have upright parts which project upwardly and, along rear vertical edges thereof, have attachment structure for permitting an upright panel to be attached thereto, which panel is then disposed directly adjacent the rear edge of the worksurface and projects upwardly and longitudinally thereof. The bracket includes first and second attachment structures associated therewith, with one attachment structure permitting a grid-like panel to be mounted thereon. Alternatively, or in conjunction with the grid-like panel, the second attachment structure permits a privacy screen or tack board to be attached to the brackets, the latter being spaced rearwardly of the location where the grid-like panel mounts.
21 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets