DE202013104532U1 - table device - Google Patents

table device

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DE202013104532U1
DE202013104532U1 DE202013104532U DE202013104532U DE202013104532U1 DE 202013104532 U1 DE202013104532 U1 DE 202013104532U1 DE 202013104532 U DE202013104532 U DE 202013104532U DE 202013104532 U DE202013104532 U DE 202013104532U DE 202013104532 U1 DE202013104532 U1 DE 202013104532U1
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C and P Moebelsysteme & Co KG GmbH
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B21/00Tables or desks for office equipment, e.g. typewriters, keyboards
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B13/00Details of tables or desks
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B13/00Details of tables or desks
    • A47B13/08Table tops; Rims therefor
    • A47B13/12Transparent tops, e.g. with lighting means under the table top
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B21/00Tables or desks for office equipment, e.g. typewriters, keyboards
    • A47B21/06Tables or desks for office equipment, e.g. typewriters, keyboards characterised by means for holding, fastening or concealing cables

Abstract

Table device (1) comprising a table top (2) with a top (3) and a bottom (4) and at least one with the table top (2) connected table leg (5), wherein in the height direction (H) between the top (3) and bottom (4) the table top (2) at least one inductive charging device (10) is arranged, characterized in that in the height direction (H) between the top (3) and bottom (4) of the table top (2) a control unit (20) is arranged, which is communicatively connected to at least one touch panel (21) on the upper side (3) of the table top (2), wireless control signals (S) being able to be output to external electrical appliances by the control unit.

Description

  • The invention relates to a table device according to the preamble of claim 1.
  • From the prior art tables are known, which are typically composed of a table top and at least one table leg. In the vast majority of tables offer only the function of a support surface. In addition, height adjustments and table extensions are known at tables. For this purpose, some electrical drives are provided with a wired or wireless remote control.
  • In addition, it is known in particular to equip conference tables with patched or deployed conference interfaces. These have cable slots, especially for example for network, power, audio, video and telephone.
  • A disadvantage of the prior art is that the structures or inserts are visually unattractive and limit the useful area of the table. There is also a risk of electrical cable connections due to liquids such as drinks and cleaning agents. Generally, the cleaning of the table is difficult.
  • Another disadvantage is the regularly incurred and costly transfer of charging cables and the large number of over the table leading cables of various devices such as notebooks and mobile phones.
  • The object of the invention is therefore to provide a table device which overcomes the disadvantages of the prior art, meets high design requirements, allows rapid assembly and disassembly of equipment at conferences, is easy to clean and offers a large floor space of the table. Due to the longevity of furniture relative to electrical devices also high flexibility is desirable.
  • Main features of the invention are specified in the characterizing part of claim 1. Embodiments are the subject of claims 2 to 10.
  • In a table device comprising a table top having a top and a bottom and at least one connected to the table top table leg, wherein in the height direction between the top and bottom of the table top an inductive charging device (for external devices) is arranged according to the invention provided that in the height direction between the top and the underside of the table top, a control unit is arranged, which is communicatively connected to at least one touch panel on the top of the table top, wherein the control unit wireless control signals to external electrical devices can be output.
  • The table device according to the invention accordingly combines several functions. So by the mere laying of an inductively loadable device on the table top, a power supply of this possible. An assembly and disassembly of charging and connecting cables is at least reduced. In this way, a large part of the table surface remains usable. The positioning of the loading device within the tabletop allows a visually appealing and easy to clean table top. At the same time, the design and legroom underneath the bottom of the tabletop are independent of the loader. Provision of power connections for external devices can be dispensed with entirely depending on requirements. Especially up-to-date smartphones with low battery life can be conveniently recharged on the table. Smartphones are increasingly being equipped with an inductive charging receiver. For this purpose, there are externally plug-in charging receivers and charging receivers integrated in the housing. With an increasing distribution of such Ladeempfängern in other mobile devices such as computers, notebooks, Ultrabooks, smartbooks and tablets is expected. Even inductively heated cups or powered fans can be operated on the table.
  • In addition, the tabletop device may be used as a control surface by the control unit located within the tabletop in conjunction with the touchpad to operate both on-the-desk and spaced-apart devices. For example, a projector can be operated without the need for a separate remote control. For wireless communication can be used here with the control unit an existing wireless Internet network or other wireless networks such as wireless display (WiDi) are used.
  • The inductive charging device can occupy a more or less large area of the table top. To mark the position of the charging device, for example, a mark on the surface of the table top and / or an LED can be used. Optionally, a plurality of inductive charging devices can be provided, which allow the independent charging of corresponding electrical devices at different positions of the table top. In an alternative embodiment, the inductive charging device covers an area which is large enough to be able to simultaneously position and charge several electrical devices thereon.
  • Preferably, the control unit and the charging device can be coupled to a power source via a common connection cable. In addition to a common cable so that a common power supply is available. The number of individual components is thus kept low. The cable guide can be loosened optically elegant if the connecting cable is led through the table top and through the table leg. In particular, table devices with a large central base on the table leg can then completely cover, for example, a floor socket, so that an invisible power supply is possible.
  • In a further embodiment of the table device, the upper side of the table top is closed at least in the area of the loading device. Thus, a fully usable and visually appealing table surface is provided above the loading device, which is also easy to clean. Furthermore, a special variant of the table device provides that the top of the table top is flat. Thus, the entire table can be used as a writing pad and storage space.
  • According to a special embodiment of the table device, the upper side of the table top is fluid-tight at least in the area of the loading device and / or the touch panel. This protects the charging device against liquids and does not have to be encapsulated separately. Preferably, the surface consists of a uniform material.
  • A preferred equipment of the table device provides that the charging device corresponds to a standard for wireless charging. This standard is, for example, the Qi standard of the Wireless Power Consortium, or other proprietary standard s (for wireless energy transmission using electromagnetic induction over short distances, such as the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP ®) or Power Matters Alliance PMA ® ). This ensures that the tabletop device is compatible with a variety of current and future devices. This also guarantees a long life of the table without loss of function.
  • Furthermore, in another optional configuration in the height direction between the top and the bottom of the table top, the table device has a control unit. This is communicatively connected to at least one touch panel (touch pad) on the top of the table top and outputs wireless control signals to external electrical devices (with processor), in particular mobile phones, computers, notebooks, ultrabooks, smartbooks and tablets.
  • According to a further embodiment of the table device, the control unit is wirelessly communicating with an external receiver unit, wherein the receiver unit cable interfaces, preferably HDMI interfaces, converts wireless control signals into wired signals, and conducts these wired signals at least to one of the cable interfaces. Consequently, it is not possible to control W-LAN-capable devices with the table device. Nevertheless, no cables have to be laid to the table, which is typically optically feasible only through a floor duct. Instead, the cabling of the devices with the receiver unit can be close to the wall, for example in a cabinet.
  • Specific configurations of the table device provide that the receiver unit is communicatively connected via a cable interface to at least one of the following devices: monitor, projector / beamer, TV receiver, digital signage system, video conferencing system, audio output device, or transmitting unit. By coupling the receiver unit to a projector or the like, image and sound signals can be transmitted wirelessly from coupled devices, such as a television set. Smartphones, tablet PCs, notebooks, etc. transferred. Overall, the table device can be individually adapted to a variety of different applications. In particular, the coupling of the receiver unit with a (wireless) transmitting unit makes it possible to integrate wireless transmission standards, which are not supported by the control unit, in a simple manner in the communication. Modifications to the table top or the table leg are not necessary. The implementation is carried out by integration of new technical components in the area of the externally arranged receiver unit.
  • Preferably, at least one display element, which is designed in particular as an LED, integrated in the table top. For example, it can be used to display a charge regardless of the device. It is also possible to display a selection of the signal source via the display element. Also, for example, the concerns of a power supply via a display element can be displayed. In particular, a plurality of display elements, in particular a plurality of LEDs can be provided in order to simultaneously be able to image a plurality of information.
  • A particularly elegant design of the table device succeeds when the distance between the top and bottom of the table top is a maximum of 5 cm, preferably a maximum of 4 cm. In this case, preferably, the table plate of glass, mineral materials (for example, Corian ® / Himacs ®), High Pressure Laminate (HPL), a plywood or a particle board coated directly (DBS).
  • Further features, details and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the wording of the claims and from the following description of an embodiment with reference to the drawing. It shows:
  • 1 a table device.
  • In 1 can be seen a schematically illustrated table device 1 , This has a table top 2 with a top 3 and a bottom 4 on. The top 3 is flat, closed and fluid-tight.
  • With the tabletop 2 connected is a table leg 5 , The table leg 5 is particular with the bottom 4 the tabletop 2 connected and centrally located. Besides, the table leg has 5 spaced from the table top 2 a footprint, especially a table base 6 , which is plate-shaped.
  • In the height direction H (ie in the vertical direction) between the top 3 and bottom 4 the tabletop 2 is an inductive charging device 10 arranged. This is via a connection cable 11 can be coupled with a power source. The connection cable 11 is through the tabletop 2 , the table leg 5 and the table foot 11 led down. In addition, in the height direction H between the top 3 and the bottom 4 the tabletop 2 a control unit 20 arranged. There is a communicating connection between the control unit 20 and a touchpad 21 on the top 3 the tabletop 2 , Commands entered therefrom are output as wireless control signals S to external electrical devices (with processor), in particular mobile phones, computers, notebooks, ultrabooks and smartbooks.
  • In addition, the control unit 20 wirelessly communicating with an external receiver unit 31 connected. The receiver unit 31 has two cable interfaces 32 . 33 , preferably HDMI interfaces. The wireless control signals S are received by the receiver unit 31 converted into wired signals K and then via the cable interfaces 32 . 33 output. This is the receiver unit 31 via a second connection cable 34 connectable to a power source. One recognizes that the receiver unit 31 via the second cable interface 33 with a transmitting unit 40 connected is. The transmitting unit 40 converts the wired signals K again into wireless signals S2. These wireless signals S2 have a coding different from first wireless signals S or a different transmission standard.
  • The invention is not limited to one of the above-described embodiments, but can be modified in many ways.
  • All of the claims, the description and the drawings resulting features and advantages, including design details, spatial arrangements and method steps may be essential to the invention both in itself and in various combinations.
  • LIST OF REFERENCE NUMBERS
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    table device
    2
    tabletop
    3
    top
    4
    bottom
    5
    Table leg
    6
    Table base
    10
    loader
    11
    connection cable
    20
    control unit
    21
    touch panel
    31
    external receiver unit
    32
    first cable interface
    33
    second cable interface
    34
    second connection cable
    40
    transmission unit
    H
    height direction
    K
    Wired signals
    S
    first control signals
    S2
    second (converted) control signals

Claims (11)

  1. Table device ( 1 ) comprising a table top ( 2 ) with a top side ( 3 ) and a bottom ( 4 ) and at least one with the table top ( 2 ) connected table leg ( 5 ), wherein in height direction (H) between top ( 3 ) and underside ( 4 ) of the table top ( 2 ) at least one inductive charging device ( 10 ) is arranged, characterized in that in the height direction (H) between the top ( 3 ) and underside ( 4 ) of the table top ( 2 ) a control unit ( 20 ) arranged with at least one touch panel ( 21 ) on the top ( 3 ) of the table top ( 2 ) is communicatively connected, wherein the control unit wireless control signals (S) can be output to external electrical equipment.
  2. Table device according to claim 1, characterized in that the loading device ( 10 ) and the control unit ( 20 ) via a common connecting cable ( 11 ) can be coupled to a power source, wherein the connecting cable is guided in particular within the table top and through the table leg.
  3. Table device ( 1 ) according to claim 1, characterized in that the upper side ( 3 ) of the Table top ( 2 ) at least in the region of the charging device ( 10 ) is closed area.
  4. Table device ( 1 ) according to one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the upper side ( 3 ) of the table top ( 2 ) is just.
  5. Table device ( 1 ) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the upper side ( 3 ) of the table top ( 2 ) at least in the region of the charging device ( 10 ) is fluid-tight.
  6. Table device ( 1 ) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the loading device ( 10 ) corresponds to a standard for wireless charging.
  7. Table device ( 1 ) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the control unit ( 20 ) communicates wirelessly with an external receiver unit ( 31 ), the receiver unit ( 31 ) Cable Interfaces ( 32 . 33 ) converts wireless control signals (S) into wired signals (K), and at least one of the wired interfaces ( 32 . 33 ).
  8. Table device ( 1 ) according to claim 7, characterized in that the receiver unit ( 31 ) via a cable interface ( 32 . 33 ) is communicatively connected to at least one of the following devices: • monitor; • projector / projector; • TV receiver; • digital signage system; • Video conference system; • audio output device; or • transmitting unit ( 40 ).
  9.  Table device according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the at least one display element, which is in particular designed as an LED, is integrated in the table top.
  10. Table device ( 1 ) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the distance between the upper side ( 3 ) and the underside ( 4 ) of the table top ( 2 ) is at most 5 cm, preferably at most 4 cm.
  11. Table device ( 1 ) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the table top ( 2 ) made of glass, solid surface material, high pressure laminate (HPL), a veneer board or a directly coated chipboard.
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