Portable folding utility table with frame connected to integral lip

  • US 6,895,872 B2
  • Filed: 04/30/2003
  • Issued: 05/24/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/21/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A table:

  • a table top constructed from blow-molded plastic, the table top including an interior chamber that is formed during the blow-molding process;

    a generally downwardly extending lip integrally formed in the table top as part of a unitary, one-piece construction, the lip including an interior chamber that is formed during the blow-molding process and is integral with the interior chamber of the table top;

    a frame that is connected by one or more fasteners only to the lip and not to other portions of the table top in order to help maintain the structural integrity of the table top;

    a first leg assembly being selectively movable between an extended position and a collapsed position relative to the table top, the first leg assembly being disposed generally parallel and adjacent to an undersurface of the table top in the collapsed position, the first leg assembly extending outwardly from the table top in the extended position; and

    a second leg assembly being selectively movable between an extended position and a collapsed position relative to the table top, the second leg assembly being disposed generally parallel and adjacent to an undersurface of the table top in the collapsed, the second leg assembly extending outwardly from the table top in the extended position;

    wherein the first leg assembly and the second leg assembly are generally disposed between a first inner portion of the lip and a second inner portion of the lip when the first leg assembly and the second leg assembly are in the collapsed position to facilitate stacking of the table and wherein the first leg assembly and the second leg assembly generally do not extend beyond a plane that is generally aligned with a lower portion of the lip when the first leg assembly and the second leg assembly are in the collapsed position to facilitate stacking of the table.

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