Table including a blow-molded plastic table top and an attached frame

  • US 7,044,068 B2
  • Filed: 05/17/2005
  • Issued: 05/16/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/21/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A table comprising:

  • a table top constructed from blow-molded plastic and including a hollow interior portion that is formed during the blow-molding process;

    a lip integrally formed with the table top as part of a unitary, one-piece construction, the lip including a hollow interior portion that is formed during the blow-molding process, the lip comprising;

    a first portion disposed towards a first side of the table top, the first portion including an outer portion that forms at least a portion of an exterior portion of the table top; and

    a second portion disposed towards a second side of the table top, the second portion including an outer portion that forms at least a portion of the exterior portion of the table top;

    a frame including a first portion connected to the first portion of the lip and a second portion connected to the second portion of the lip;

    a first leg assembly 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 underneath portion 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 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 the underneath portion of the table top in the collapsed position, the second leg assembly extending outwardly from the table top in the extended position;

    wherein the first leg assembly is generally disposed between an inner portion of the first portion of the lip and an inner portion of the second portion of the lip when the first leg assembly is in the collapsed position to facilitate stacking of the table;

    wherein the second leg assembly is generally disposed between an inner portion of the first portion of the lip and an inner portion of the second portion of the lip when the first leg assembly is in the collapsed position to facilitate stacking of the table;

    wherein the first leg assembly generally does not extend beyond a plane that is generally aligned with a lower portion of the first portion of the lip and a lower portion of the second portion of the lip when the first leg assembly is in the collapsed position to facilitate stacking of the table; and

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

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