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1. (WO1997015212) LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTIC FURNITURE
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/015212 International Application No.: PCT/US1996/013309
Publication Date: 01.05.1997 International Filing Date: 19.08.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 15.05.1997
IPC:
A47B 3/08 (2006.01) ,A47B 3/091 (2006.01) ,A47B 13/08 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
B
TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
3
Folding or stowable tables
08
with legs pivoted to top or underframe
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
B
TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
3
Folding or stowable tables
08
with legs pivoted to top or underframe
091
with struts supporting the legs
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
B
TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
13
Details of tables or desks
08
Table tops; Rims therefor
Applicants:
VIRCO MFG. CORPORATION [US/US]; 2027 Harpers Way Torrance, CA 90501, US
Inventors:
RAAB, Clifford; US
Agent:
ORUM, Keith, H.; Dvorak and Traub 53 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago, IL 60604, US
Priority Data:
08/547,65824.10.1995US
08/592,45826.01.1996US
Title (EN) LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTIC FURNITURE
(FR) MEUBLE LEGER EN PLASTIQUE
Abstract:
(EN) A lightweight, high-strength support platform (154) for use in furniture construction, which has superior structural integrity and can be used, by way of example, in portable folding tables (152), in work tables and in modular furniture typically found in modern office complexes. The support platform (154) incorporates a reinforced core of a unique configuration which is both lightweight and exhibits superior strength and durability characteristics. In one form of the invention, the support platform (154) is used in the construction of a lightweight, portable folding table which includes two pairs of legs (160, 162) that are pivotally connected to the platform for pivotal movement between an extended operational position and a retracted storage and transport position.
(FR) Plate-forme support (154) légère et solide destinée à la fabrication de meubles, qui présente une intégrité structurelle supérieure et peut être utilisée, par exemple, pour les tables pliantes portables (152), les tables de travail et le mobilier modulaire typique des complexes de bureau modernes. La plate-forme support (154), qui comprend un noyau renforcé ayant une configuration particulière, est légère tout en ayant des caractéristiques supérieures de solidité et de durabilité. Dans l'un des modes de réalisation, la plate-forme (154) est utilisée dans la fabrication d'une table pliante portable légère qui comprend deux paires de pieds (160, 162) reliés pivotants à la plate-forme, de façon à pouvoir pivoter entre une position étendue fonctionnelle et une position repliée de rangement et de transport.
Designated States: AM, AT, AU, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, HU, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LK, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TT, UA, UG, UZ, VN
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0876116US5868081US6058854JPH11513605CN1202806CA2235784
KR1019990067058AU1996068484