Title:
Table device for supporting computer
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A table device includes a housing having a channel to slidably receive a drawer, a seat disposed on the housing, and a board rotatably supported on the seat for rotatably supporting objects, such as computers. A frame is rotatably supported between the seat and the board with a number of balls. The housing includes two bulges, the seat includes two cavities to receive the bulges and to retain the seat on top of the housing. Two or more blocks may be selectively or adjustably disposed between the seat and the housing to adjust the computer and the seat to different heights.



Inventors:
Liu, Jan Ban (Chong Ho City, TW)
Application Number:
10/347711
Publication Date:
07/22/2004
Filing Date:
01/17/2003
Assignee:
LIU JAN BAN
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
312/223.3
International Classes:
A47B21/03; (IPC1-7): A47B97/00
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Primary Examiner:
BROWN, PETER R
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Jan Ban Liu (Taipei, TW)
Claims:

I claim:



1. A table device comprising: a housing including a channel formed therein, a first drawer slidably received in said channel of said housing, a seat disposed on said housing, and a board rotatably supported on said seat for rotatably supporting objects thereon.

2. The table device as claimed in claim 1 further comprising a frame rotatably supported between said seat and said board, to rotatably support said board on said seat.

3. The table device as claimed in claim 2 further comprising a plurality of balls received between said frame and said seat.

4. The table device as claimed in claim 2, wherein said seat includes an upper portion having a depression formed therein to rotatably and stably support said frame therein.

5. The table device as claimed in claim 1, wherein said housing includes two bulges extended upwardly therefrom, said seat includes two cavities formed therein to receive said bulges of said housing, and to retain said seat on top of said housing.

6. The table device as claimed in claim 1 further comprising two first blocks disposed on said housing, and a second drawer slidably received between said first blocks.

7. The table device as claimed in claim 6, wherein said first blocks each includes an ear extended therefrom to slidably support said second drawer between said first blocks.

8. The table device as claimed in claim 5 further comprising two second blocks disposed between said first blocks and said seat, and a third drawer slidably received between said second blocks.

9. The table device as claimed in claim 8, wherein said second blocks each includes an ear extended therefrom to slidably support said third drawer between said second blocks.

10. The table device as claimed in claim 8, wherein said first blocks each includes an upper portion having a peripheral depression to define a bulge thereon, said second blocks each includes a cavity formed therein to receive said bulge of said first block, and defined by a peripheral wall to engage with said peripheral depression of said first block.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to a table device, and more particularly to a table device for supporting computer facilities.

[0003] 2. Description of the Prior Art

[0004] Typical table devices for supporting computers or computer facilities comprise a table body for supporting the computer only, and may not be used to receive various objects or facilities for the computers.

[0005] The present invention has arisen to mitigate and/or obviate the afore-described disadvantages of the conventional table devices for supporting computers.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a table device including drawers for receiving various objects.

[0007] The other objective of the present invention is to provide a table device adjustable to different heights for suitably supporting computers at suitable height.

[0008] In accordance with one aspect of the invention, there is provided a table device comprising a housing including a channel formed therein, a first drawer slidably received in the channel of the housing, a seat disposed on the housing, and a board rotatably supported on the seat for rotatably supporting objects thereon. For example, a computer may be rotatably supported on the housing with the seat and the board.

[0009] A frame is further provided and rotatably supported between the seat and the board, to rotatably support the board on the seat. A number of balls may further be provided and reeived between the frame and the seat. The seat includes an upper portion having a depression formed therein to rotatably and stably support the frame therein.

[0010] The housing includes two bulges extended upwardly therefrom, the seat includes two cavities formed therein to receive the bulges of the housing, and to retain the seat on top of the housing.

[0011] Two first blocks may further be provided and disposed on the housing, and a second drawer may be slidably received between the first blocks. The first blocks each includes an ear extended therefrom to slidably support the second drawer between the first blocks.

[0012] Two second blocks may further be provided and disposed between the first blocks and the seat, and a third drawer may be slidably received between the second blocks. The second blocks each includes an ear extended therefrom to slidably support the third drawer between the second blocks.

[0013] The first blocks each includes an upper portion having a peripheral depression to define a bulge thereon, the second blocks each includes a cavity formed therein to receive the bulge of the first block, and defined by a peripheral wall to engage with the peripheral depression of the first block. The computer may be adjustably supported on the housing to different heights with the blocks.

[0014] Further objectives and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from a careful reading of the detailed description provided hereinbelow, with appropriate reference to the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0015] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a table device in accordance with the present invention;

[0016] FIG. 2 is an exploded view of the table device, as seen from the upper portion thereof;

[0017] FIG. 3 is an exploded view of the table device, as seen from the bottom portion thereof; and

[0018] FIG. 4 is a partial exploded view showing the rotatable table members for the table device.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0019] Referring to the drawings, and initially to FIGS. 1-3, a table device in accordance with the present invention comprises a table body or a housing 10 including a channel 11 formed therein, and opened forwardly, and an opening 12 formed in the upper portion thereof and communicating with the channel 11 thereof, and a flap 13 extended forwardly from the bottom and front portion thereof, and a pair of opposite flanges 14 extended laterally into the opening 12 thereof, and one or more rails 15 extended upwardly from the bottom thereof and into the channel 11 thereof.

[0020] A drawer 20 is slidably received in the channel 11 of the housing 10, and includes one or more brackets 21 (FIG. 3) formed or provided on the bottom portion thereof, for slidably engaging onto the rails 15 of the housing 10, and for smoothly guiding the drawer 20 to move into and outwardly of the channel 11 of the housing 10. The drawer 20 includes one or more compartments 22 formed or defined in a front casing 23 for receiving various objects. The casing 23 includes two end projections 24 for engaging with the housing 10, and for limiting the movement of the drawer 20 relative to the housing 10. A cap 29 may be detachably or openably engaged onto the casing 23.

[0021] The drawer 20 may be used to support keyboard 90, or the like, best shown in FIG. 1, and various objects, such as pen 91 may be received in the compartments 22 of the casing 23. Another drawer 25 may be slidably received in the opening 12 of the housing 10, and may include a pair of shoulders 41 (FIG. 3) for slidably receiving the flanges 14 of the housing 10, and for guiding the drawer 20 to move into and out of the opening 12 of the housing 10. The drawer 20 includes two end projections 26 for engaging with the housing 10, and for limiting the movement of the drawer 20 relative to the housing 10, and includes a handle portion 27 formed or provided in the front portion thereof.

[0022] As shown in FIG. 2, the housing 10 includes one or more, such as two bulges 16 formed or extended upwardly from the upper portion thereof, preferably disposed or located beside the opening 12 of the housing 10, and includes a support 17 provided on one side thereof for supporting such as mouse 92 (FIG. 1) or the like, and a recess 18 formed in the other side thereof for receiving compact discs 93 (FIG. 1) or the like, and includes one or more, such as two peripheral protrusions 19 formed or provided on the sides thereof for confining the support 17 and the recess 18 thereof respectively.

[0023] One or more blocks 30 may further be provided or optionally or selectively provided and superposed onto the bulges 16 of the housing 10. For example, as shown in FIG. 3, the blocks 30 each includes a cavity 31 formed in the bottom portion thereof for receiving the respective bulges 16 of the housing 10, and formed or defined by a peripheral wall 32 which may engage with the bulges 16 to stably position the blocks 30 on top of the housing 10.

[0024] The blocks 30 each includes a peripheral depression 33 formed in the upper peripheral portion thereof, for forming or defining a bulge 34 on the upper portion thereof, for engaging into the cavities 31 of the other blocks 30, the walls 32 of the blocks 30 may be engaged into the peripheral depressions 33 of the other blocks 30, for allowing the blocks 30 to be stably supported and superposed on the housing 10. The blocks 30 each includes an ear 35 laterally extended therefrom.

[0025] One or more further drawers 40 may be optionally or selectively provided and slidably engaged onto the ears 35 of the blocks 30, for allowing the drawers 40 to be slidably received between each pair of blocks 30, and for allowing one or more drawers 40 to be optionally or selectively provided above the housing 10, to receive the other objects.

[0026] A seat 50 may further be provided and may include one or more, such as two cavities 51 formed in the bottom portion thereof for receiving the respective bulges 16 of the housing 10, or the bulges 34 of the blocks 30, for allowing the seat 50 to be stably supported on top of the housing 10. The selectively engagement of the blocks 30 between the seat 50 and the housing 10 may adjust the seat 50 to different height relative to the housing 10. The seat 50 includes a depression 53 formed in the upper portion thereof, and an orifice 54 formed in the middle portion thereof.

[0027] A frame 60 is rotatably received in the depression 53 of the seat 50, and thus may be stably and rotatably retained on top of the seat 50. For example, a number of balls or ball bearings 61 are disposed in the bottom of the frame 60 (FIG. 3), and arranged between the seat 50 and the frame 60 to rotatably secure or support the frame 60 in the depression 53 of the seat 50. A board 63 is disposed on the frame 60. A fastener 64 is engaged through the orifice 54 of the seat 50, and engaged through the frame 60 and threaded to the board 63, for rotatably securing the board 63 to the seat 50, and for rotatably supporting computers 94 or the like.

[0028] Alternatively, as shown in FIG. 4, a plate 67 may further be provided and disposed in the depression 53 of the seat 50. The frame 60 may be rotatably secured on top of the plate 67 with the balls or ball bearings 61, and may include a number of studs 68 extended upwardly therefrom and each having a ball or ball bearing 69 disposed thereon for rotatably supporting the board 63 on the frame 60, and also for rotatably securing the board 63 to the seat 50, and for rotatably supporting computers 94 or the like.

[0029] In operation, as shown in FIG. 1, the keyboard 90 may be supported on the drawer 20, the mouse 92 may be supported on top of the housing 10, and various objects may be received in the drawers 25, 40. The seat 50 may be adjustably supported on top of the housing 10 by the blocks 30, and the board 63 may be rotatably supported on the seat 50, to rotatably support the computer 94 on the seat 50 and the housing 10.

[0030] Accordingly, the table device in accordance with the present invention includes one or more drawers for receiving various objects, and adjustable to different heights for suitably supporting computers at suitable height relative to the housing or the other supporting members.

[0031] Although this invention has been described with a certain degree of particularity, it is to be understood that the present disclosure has been made by way of example only and that numerous changes in the detailed construction and the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.