Low Profile Table Base System
1. A table base system, comprising:
- a platform extending from a first end to a second end;
a first braking apparatus connected to the platform at the first end, the braking apparatus having;
a mechanical cam;
a spring configured to aid in retaining the braking apparatus in a locked position; and
a lever configured to move the mechanical cam;
wherein the lever is accessible from a top of the platform;
wherein the braking apparatus is engaged via pressure applied to the lever; and
wherein the braking apparatus can be engaged via a first side and a second side of the first end.
A table base system includes a platform extending from a first end to a second end; a first braking apparatus connected to the platform at the first end, the braking apparatus having a mechanical cam; a spring to aid in retaining the braking apparatus in a locked position; and a lever to move the mechanical cam; the lever is accessible from a top of the platform; and the braking apparatus is engaged via pressure applied to the lever.
- 1. A table base system, comprising:
a platform extending from a first end to a second end; a first braking apparatus connected to the platform at the first end, the braking apparatus having; a mechanical cam; a spring configured to aid in retaining the braking apparatus in a locked position; and a lever configured to move the mechanical cam; wherein the lever is accessible from a top of the platform; wherein the braking apparatus is engaged via pressure applied to the lever; and wherein the braking apparatus can be engaged via a first side and a second side of the first end.
- View Dependent Claims (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
The present invention relates generally to table base systems and table systems, and more specifically, to a low profile table base system with a locking mechanism integrated into the base.
Tables and table base systems are well known in the art and are effective means to provide platforms for moving items, working surfaces, etc. Some tables have the ability to be transported via one or more wheels.
One of the problems commonly associated with mobile table systems is inconvenient locking mechanisms. For example, locking devices may be integrated within wheels, thereby requiring the user to tediously manipulate the locking device in order to lock the table in place.
In addition, many tables with locking mechanism sit at an inconvenient height above the ground.
Accordingly, although great strides have been made in the area of tables and table base systems, many shortcomings remain.
The novel features believed characteristic of the embodiments of the present application are set forth in the appended claims. However, the embodiments themselves, as well as a preferred mode of use, and further objectives and advantages thereof, will best be understood by reference to the following detailed description when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein:
While the system and method of use of the present application is susceptible to various modifications and alternative forms, specific embodiments thereof have been shown by way of example in the drawings and are herein described in detail. It should be understood, however, that the description herein of specific embodiments is not intended to limit the invention to the particular embodiment disclosed, but on the contrary, the intention is to cover all modifications, equivalents, and alternatives falling within the spirit and scope of the present application as defined by the appended claims.
Illustrative embodiments of the system and method of use of the present application are provided below. It will of course be appreciated that in the development of any actual embodiment, numerous implementation-specific decisions will be made to achieve the developer'"'"'s specific goals, such as compliance with system-related and business-related constraints, which will vary from one implementation to another. Moreover, it will be appreciated that such a development effort might be complex and time-consuming, but would nevertheless be a routine undertaking for those of ordinary skill in the art having the benefit of this disclosure.
The system and method of use in accordance with the present application overcomes one or more of the above-discussed problems commonly associated with conventional table base systems. Specifically, the present invention provides a low profile table base with a locking mechanism configured to conveniently engaged from a top of the table base. These and other unique features of the system and method of use are discussed below and illustrated in the accompanying drawings.
The system and method of use will be understood, both as to its structure and operation, from the accompanying drawings, taken in conjunction with the accompanying description. Several embodiments of the system are presented herein. It should be understood that various components, parts, and features of the different embodiments may be combined together and/or interchanged with one another, all of which are within the scope of the present application, even though not all variations and particular embodiments are shown in the drawings. It should also be understood that the mixing and matching of features, elements, and/or functions between various embodiments is expressly contemplated herein so that one of ordinary skill in the art would appreciate from this disclosure that the features, elements, and/or functions of one embodiment may be incorporated into another embodiment as appropriate, unless described otherwise.
The preferred embodiment herein described is not intended to be exhaustive or to limit the invention to the precise form disclosed. It is chosen and described to explain the principles of the invention and its application and practical use to enable others skilled in the art to follow its teachings.
Referring now to the drawings wherein like reference characters identify corresponding or similar elements throughout the several views,
In the contemplated embodiment, system 101 includes a platform 103 extending from a first end 105 to a second end 107. It should be appreciated that platform 103 can vary in size and shape as desired for aesthetical, functional, or manufacturing considerations. System 101 further includes a breaking apparatus 109 extending away from platform 103. Breaking apparatus 109 is configured to engage via a lever 111. In the preferred embodiment, a foot pedal 113 is attached to lever 111 and extends across the top of platform 103, thereby being accessible from a first side 115 and a second side 117. It should be appreciated that an additional breaking apparatus 119 can be positioned opposite the first.
It should be appreciated that one of the unique features believed characteristic of the present application is breaking apparatus 109. It should be appreciated that breaking apparatus 109 uses a mechanical cam system and a spring, to easily allow for a user to lock system 101 in place via pedal 113.
The particular embodiments disclosed above are illustrative only, as the embodiments may be modified and practiced in different but equivalent manners apparent to those skilled in the art having the benefit of the teachings herein. It is therefore evident that the particular embodiments disclosed above may be altered or modified, and all such variations are considered within the scope and spirit of the application. Accordingly, the protection sought herein is as set forth in the description. Although the present embodiments are shown above, they are not limited to just these embodiments, but are amenable to various changes and modifications without departing from the spirit thereof.