US 9,809,241 B2
Table truck
Nicholas Polidoros, Mitcham (AU)
Assigned to IHS GLOBAL DESIGN PTY LTD, Rowville, Victoria (AU)
Filed by Nicholas Polidoros, Mitcham (AU)
Filed on Jun. 4, 2010, as Appl. No. 12/793,767.
Claims priority of application No. 2009902600 (AU), filed on Jun. 5, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2010/0310346 A1, Dec. 9, 2010
Int. Cl. B65F 1/00 (2006.01); B62B 3/04 (2006.01); B62B 3/10 (2006.01)
CPC B62B 3/04 (2013.01) [B62B 3/108 (2013.01); B62B 2202/30 (2013.01); B62B 2203/07 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A table transport system comprising:
a plurality of tables, each of the plurality of tables including a plurality of legs and a table surface that defines a table width, the plurality of legs configured to fold to a folded state for storage, each of the plurality of tables further including a roller rotatably mounted proximate to the table surface, the roller configured to support the table surface and the plurality of legs thereon in the folded state such that each of the plurality of tables is configured to be rolled along a ground surface by a user in the folded state; and
a table truck comprising:
a base with ground wheels or castors, wherein the base defines a base width;
a frame projecting vertically upward from the base that defines a storage space configured to store the plurality of tables for transporting the plurality of tables therein;
a ramp extending along the base width and projecting from the base in a direction transverse to the base width such that the ramp is configured to extend between the ground surface and the base and guide each of the plurality of tables in the folded state on the roller therealong between the ground surface and the base; and
a plurality of pivotal arms projecting from the frame at respective locations spaced apart and positioned vertically upward from the base,
wherein each of the plurality of pivotal arms is moveable between an inoperative position and an operative position, wherein each of the plurality of pivotal arms in the inoperative position does not project into the storage space to allow the plurality of tables to be rolled along the base and the ramp such that the table width extends along the base width, wherein each of the plurality of pivotal arms in the operative position projects into the storage space to define a plurality of respective rest locations within the storage space for each of the plurality of respective tables, wherein each of the plurality of rest locations is configured to horizontally support each of the plurality of tables, respectively, while the base is configured to vertically support each of plurality of tables such that each of the plurality of tables is oriented generally upright and projecting generally vertically upward on the base, wherein each of the plurality of rest locations is configured to orient the tables such that the table width is generally aligned with the base width, wherein the plurality of pivotal arms in the operative position is configured to be respectively between the plurality of tables such that the plurality of pivotal arms is configured to space the plurality of tables apart from each other for preventing the plurality of tables from contacting each other in storage.