Title:
Universal table leg
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A removable table leg having the outline of an inverted three-sided pyramid, which may be clamped to a table top. The clamping mechanism includes an upper planar member which overlies the table top and a parallel lower member including an adjustable clamping element which projects under the table top when in use.



Inventors:
Ziakin, Paul (Bainbridge Island, WA, US)
Application Number:
10/738790
Publication Date:
06/16/2005
Filing Date:
12/16/2003
Assignee:
ZIAKIN PAUL
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47B3/06; A47B13/02; (IPC1-7): A47B3/06; A47B47/00
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Primary Examiner:
HAWK, NOAH CHANDLER
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Jensen & Puntigam, PS (Suite 1020, 2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98121, US)
Claims:
1. A table leg assembly for attachment to a table top, comprising: a frame including: a first isosceles angle; a second isosceles angle with shorter legs, said second isosceles angle substantially parallel to and spaced from the first angle; a pair of legs extending from the ends of the base of the first angle part and connected to the ends of the ends of the base of the second angle and meeting at a junction; and a third leg extending from the vertex of the second isosceles angle to the meeting point of the pair of legs whereat the three legs are joined.

2. A table leg assembly as in claim 1, and further including an adjustable clamping means extending toward the first angle from the vertex of the second angle.

3. A table leg assembly as in claim 1, and further including an adjustable foot leveler at the intersection f the three legs.

4. A table leg assembly as in claim 1, wherein the table leg frame is fabricated of tubular material.

5. A table leg assembly as in claim 1, wherein the contact point between the frame and the table top are padded with a non-slip material.

6. A table leg assembly for attachment to a table top; a first/upper frame element in the configuration of an open planar geometric figure, including ends; lower frame element substantially similar in shape, but of lesser dimensions than the upper frame member, and including ends; a pair of legs extending from the ends of the upper frame element, connected to the ends of the lower frame element and extending to a point of junction; and a third leg extending from a position distal from the ends of the lower frame element to the point of junction of the pair of legs.

7. An assembly as in claim 1, wherein the upper frame element and the pair of legs is unitary.

Description:

TECHNICAL FIELD

This invention relates to table legs, and more particularly, to an attractive universal table leg, which may be readily and easily attached or removed from a table top.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Table legs have traditionally been rigidly secured to a table top using screws and glue, making the piece of furniture a bulky item. Alternatives have legs that have been pivotally secured, such that the table legs may be folded and the table stored, as in a card table, or alternatively the table legs are folded in pairs, as with a banquet table. These alternate securement means have typically been satisfactory but utilitarian, however, the limitations posed by these more traditional attachments have limited the creativity of the craftsman/designer.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

With the above-noted prior art in mind, it is a function of the present invention to present a universal table leg that can be quickly and easily attached to a variety of table top configurations.

It is a further function of the present invention to provide a table leg which releases creativity in terms of the shape and configuration of the table top, but further allows artistic creativity in terms of the leg itself.

Yet another function of the present invention is to provide a table leg which, while being attractive and creative, is extremely sturdy.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 depicts the inventive table leg secured to the corner of a rectangular table top.

FIG. 2 depicts the inventive table leg secured to the side of a rectangular table top.

FIG. 3 depicts the inventive table leg secured to the edge of a round table top.

FIG. 4 is an enlarged view disclosing the adjustable means for securing the table leg to a table top.

FIG. 5 is a side elevation view of the inventive table leg secured to a table top.

FIG. 6 is a side elevation view of the inventive table leg.

FIG. 7 is a top plan view of the inventive table leg.

FIG. 8 is a front elevation view of the inventive table leg.

FIG. 9 is an alternate configuration for the table leg.

BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION

As seen in FIG. 1, the preferred embodiment of the present invention is secured to the corner of a rectangular table top T, includes three legs and an inverted pyramid configuration with a pair of legs 2, 4 extending along the outside edge of the table T and a third leg 6 terminating beneath the table. In this embodiment the three legs terminate at the bottom in a skid plate 8, which can easily be adjustable. The securement of the leg to the table is accomplished by an extension of legs 2, 4 in the form of an isosceles angle having legs 10, 12 meeting at the vertex 14. Leg 6 likewise joins the vertex of a angle 16 having legs which extend outwardly and are secured to legs 2, 4 in a parallel spaced position to the upper angle. Also seen in this view is an adjustable securement means, which will be explained in detail hereinafter.

FIGS. 2 and 3 depict the table leg of FIG. 1 as secured to the side of the rectangular table in FIG. 2 and to the edge of a circular table in FIG. 3 and similar parts bear similar numeric identifiers.

Attention is now directed to FIG. 4, wherein the upper portion of the inventive leg is shown with the parts labeled, and further showing that the table leg includes scuff pads 18, 20, as well as an adjustable clamping limit, including a pad 22, which could be padded and rotatably secured to a threaded shaft 24, passing through threaded element 26. Likewise included is a locking nut 28.

As seen in FIG. 5, when in place, the proportion of the leg 12 rests on the top of the table top T, and is held in position by pad 22, which is clamped against the bottom portion of the table top T. The legs 2 and 6 extend downwardly to terminate in a floor contacting pad 8, which likewise could be adjustable.

The inter-relationship of the various parts is more clearly depicted in the side elevational view of FIG. 6 and the top plan view of FIG. 7, as well as the front elevational view of FIG. 8, which likewise shows an alternate treatment to the bottom terminus of the legs, wherein they form a smooth curve 30.

FIG. 9 depicts the fact that the spaced parallel upper elements, which preferably are in the form of an isosceles angle could easily be fabricated to any desired shape, such as it arc 32 shown.

Thus, as can be seen, an inexpensive decorative table leg can be readily secured to a table top of one's choice.





 
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