US 9,809,970 B2
Collapsible and portable modular deck system
Darquise R Burns, Little Britain (CA)
Filed by Darquise R Burns, Little Britain (CA)
Filed on Sep. 25, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/866,805.
Prior Publication US 2017/0089057 A1, Mar. 30, 2017
Int. Cl. E04H 15/50 (2006.01); E04B 1/00 (2006.01); E04B 1/343 (2006.01); E04B 5/02 (2006.01); E04F 15/024 (2006.01)
CPC E04B 1/003 (2013.01) [E04B 1/34321 (2013.01); E04B 1/34384 (2013.01); E04B 5/02 (2013.01); E04F 15/024 (2013.01); E04H 15/50 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A collapsible and portable deck system comprising:
a) a collapsible support frame configured to support a deck base portion and configured to be expanded from a collapsed position to an extended position, comprising
i. a plurality of diagonal frame members, wherein each diagonal frame member comprising a first end, a second end and an intermediate frame portion therebetween, wherein pairs of diagonal frame members are coupled in a scissor structure comprising a frame pivot, wherein each frame pivot connecting two of the diagonal frame members of each of the plurality of diagonal frame members at the intermediate portion;
ii. a plurality of slidably extendable corner upright frame members;
iii. a plurality of slidably extendable middle upright frame members;
iv. a plurality of upper connector assemblies; and
v. a plurality of lower connector assemblies,
wherein each diagonal frame member has an upper end and a lower end,
wherein each upper end is pivotally attached to a corresponding of the plurality of upper connector assemblies with a fastener and each lower end is pivotally attached to a corresponding of the lower connector assemblies with a fastener, and wherein in the extended position the one of the plurality of upper connector assemblies and the lower connector assemblies configured to be substantially planar and capable of supporting a deck modular base portion; and
b) a modular deck base portion, comprising
i. at least two first deck support members;
ii. a plurality of second deck support members; and
iii. a plurality of interconnected deck boards,
wherein the first deck support members are connected and supported by the plurality of upper connector assemblies spaced along a first side and second side of the collapsible support frame, wherein the plurality of second deck support members are connected and supported by the first deck support members and aligned at about 90 degrees relative to the first deck support members and spaced at intervals along the length of the first deck support members wherein the first deck support members are configured to be substantially planar and capable of supporting the plurality of interconnected deck boards, and wherein the deck boards are aligned at about parallel relative to the first deck support members and connected to the second deck support members and substantially covering the plurality of upper connector assemblies.