Patent Number: 6,170,407

Title: Folding leg mechanism

Abstract: A folding table leg mechanism for mounting to a tabletop, having a leg support with an extension portion and a base portion fixedly mounted to the extension portion, and a mounting mechanism for pivotally connecting the leg support to the tabletop. The mounting mechanism has a hinge joint for pivoting the leg support in a pivot plane substantially perpendicular to the tabletop plane from a collapsed position in which the leg support is substantially parallel to the tabletop to an erect position in which the leg support is substantially perpendicular to the tabletop, and also has a rotation joint for rotating the leg support about a rotation axis substantially perpendicular to the tabletop when the leg support is in the erect position, from a first rotational position to a second rotational position. The leg support may be locked in place when it is in the second rotational position. The mechanism may also include a cord tray pivotally coupled to the leg support wherein the cord tray pivots with the leg support when the leg support is pivoted between the collapsed position and the erect position, but wherein the cord tray remains fixed in position relative to the tabletop when the leg support is rotated between the first rotational position and the second rotational position.

Inventors: Hayward; James (Torrance, CA)

Assignee: Spec Furniture Inc.

International Classification: A47B 21/00 (20060101); A47B 035/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018