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US20050000394A1
US20050000394A1 US10/650,768 US65076803A US2005000394A1 US 20050000394 A1 US20050000394 A1 US 20050000394A1 US 65076803 A US65076803 A US 65076803A US 2005000394 A1 US2005000394 A1 US 2005000394A1
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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
    • A47B25/00Card tables; Tables for other games
    • 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
    • A47B13/088Sectional table tops
    • 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
    • A47B13/16Holders for glasses, ashtrays, lamps, candles or the like forming part of tables

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A recreation deck includes a plurality of inlay foundation boards. Each inlay foundation board has corresponding and alternately disposed fastening assemblies at two adjacent sides thereof, such that a recreation deck is assembled by joining the fastening assemblies. Each inlay foundation board also has a recess at a surface thereof, so as to allow a surface of an assembled to be formed with a recessed recreation plane for arranging platforms of diverse recreation activities. Each inlay foundation board further has various indentations near a periphery of the recess, and apparatus of different recreation activities can be placed in the indentations. The recreation deck according to the invention is a structure provides practicability like occupying minimal space as well as offering simple assembly, easy portage and usage adaptations.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • (a) Field of the Invention
  • The invention relates to a recreation deck, and more particularly, to a recreation deck formed by assembling a plurality of inlay foundation boards, with each of the inlay foundation boards having corresponding and alternately disposed fastening assemblies at two adjacent sides thereof. The recreation deck has various indentations near a periphery thereof for placing apparatus of different recreation activities, and a recessed center thereof for arranging platforms of different recreation activities, thereby forming a practical and simple structure that is readily assembled and disassembled, and easily carried, as well as being adaptable to diverse recreation activities.
  • (b) Description of the Prior Art
  • Common recreation decks have different structures determined by categories, ways of playing and recreation apparatus used. Suppose a deck is designed solely for a specific recreation activity, a structure thereof is usually a formed integral without being collapsible. Such type of recreation deck generally has a volume that is inconvenient for carrying along while offering simple recreational functions, and thus provides less practical values. To enhance functionality of such type of recreation deck, a collapsible design of a plate body thereof is suggested. This collapsible plate body is double-foldable using hinges, so as to reduce a volume of the plate body to a half of an original volume for improving portability functionality of the recreation deck. Indeed, this type of recreation deck occupies a smaller space compared to other prior structures, however, a thickness thereof is in fact increased. Hence, inconvenient portage is yet resulted. In addition, this type of recreation deck is merely capable of providing usage for a maximum of three recreation activities, and often lacks structures coordinating with corresponding recreation apparatus by having a limited breadth. The corresponding recreation apparatus are stored in additional containers or even randomly placed near the plate body, and troubles are again caused when using the recreation deck for pastime. Therefore, the prior recreation decks are only able to provide users with restricted functions and can be further advanced.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The primary object of the invention is to provide a recreation deck offering practicability in portage, usage and applicable occasions. The recreation deck according to the invention comprises inlay foundation boards. The inlay foundation boards are plate bodies having limited areas and thickness, and are therefore easily to carry along even being numerous. Each of the inlay foundation boards further has fastening assemblies, and the plate bodies are readily joined with one another using the fastening assemblies for completing a smooth and steady recreation deck. Using a recess of each inlay foundation board, the assembled recreation deck is allowed with a recess portion for stably arranging different kinds of recreation platforms, and is thus adaptable to diverse recreation occasions as well as offering better practicability.
  • The secondary object of the invention is to provide a recreation deck comprising inlay foundation boards having indentations of various shapes. During recreation activities that use different kinds of apparatus such as pieces in board games, chips in card games and accessories in quiz games, the apparatus can be appropriated placed.
  • Another object of the invention is to provide a recreation deck comprising inlay foundation boards in grid structures and having openings at lower surfaces thereof, so as to provide an assembled recreation deck with a compact and handy structure. The inlay boards further have fastening apertures at appropriate positions thereof for coordinating with supporting posts, such that addition posts are secured into the fastening apertures for accommodating different usage occasions.
  • The other object of the invention is to provide a recreation deck comprising inlay foundation boards in grid structures. The grid structures, with coordination of the supporting posts, enable the recreation deck to serve as a portable or provisional table when being used outdoors.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 shows a planar view of an inlay foundation board in an embodiment according to the invention.
  • FIG. 2 shows an elevational schematic view of an embodiment according to the invention.
  • FIG. 3 shows a sectional view of an inlay foundation board in an embodiment according to the invention.
  • FIG. 4 shows a schematic view of an inlay foundation board in an embodiment according to the invention.
  • FIG. 5 shows an exploded elevational view of a recreation deck in an embodiment according to the invention.
  • FIG. 6 shows an application schematic of a recreation deck in an embodiment according to the invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • To better understand the structure and functions of the invention, a preferred embodiment shall be given with detailed descriptions hereunder.
  • Referring to FIG. 1 showing planar view of an inlay foundation board in an embodiment according to the invention, an inlay foundation board 1 is an umbrella-shaped plate body having a right angle, a recess 11 at a surface thereof, and indentations 12 with various shapes such as circular and flat-bottom indentations 12 or rectangular and arched-bottom indentations 12 near a periphery of the recess 11. Referring to an elevational schematic view shown in FIG. 2, these indentations 12 are for placing apparatus used by different recreation activities like pieces in board games, chips in card games and accessories in quiz games. Each inlay foundation board 1 further has corresponding and alternately disposed fastening assemblies at two adjacent sides of the right angle. In the embodiment shown in the diagram, each set of the corresponding fastening assembly is consisted of a flange 131 and an embedding notch 132. The flange 131 has a rib 1311 and a tenon 1312. As shown in the diagram, the rib 1311 has an upper edge thereof as a beveled plane and a lower edge thereof as an arched concave plane, that altogether form a hook portion for corresponding to the tenon 1312 having an upper edge thereof as an arched convex plane. Referring to FIG. 3 showing a sectional view of the inlay foundation board, the corresponding embedding notch 132 has an embedding plane 1321 at inner edge thereof for coordinating with the hook portion at the upper edge of the flange 131. When two inlay foundation boards 1 are joined, the hook portions of the flanges 131 are readily fastened into the embedding notches 132. Referring to FIG. 4, by fastening the embedding planes 1321 of the embedding notches 132 to the hook portions of the flanges 131, a rigid and secure structure is accomplished and can be steadily placed the on a table surface. To disassemble the structure, the hook portions of the flanges 131 are easily departed from the embedding notches 132 by lifting the joined inlay foundation board 1. Therefore, assembly and disassembly of the inlay foundation boards 1 can be completed using simple steps. In addition, the plate body of each inlay foundation board 1 is a grid element and has a plurality of openings 14 as shown in FIG. 3, so that the plate body of each inlay foundation board 1 is compact and handy with good portability.
  • Referring to FIG. 5 showing an exploded elevational view of the recreation deck in an embodiment according to the invention, the recreation deck comprises four inlay foundation boards 1. The two adjacent sides 13 of the right angle have corresponding and alternately disposed flanges 131 and embedding notches 132, respectively, such that the inlay foundation boards 1 are assembled into a recreation deck A having a compact structure as shown in FIG. 6. Through the recesses 11 at the inlay foundation boards 1, the recreation deck A is formed with a recess portion B for arranging a recreation platform C of various recreation activities. As indicated by a portion defined by dotted lines in the diagram, the recreation platform C may similarly be designed as jigsaw plates 2 for coordinating with and arranging steadily on the recess portion B at the recreation deck A. Certainly, the jigsaw plates 2 may provide usage for different recreation activities using two sides thereof. Furthermore, unlike prior recreation decks providing two or three recreation activities at most, the jigsaw plates 2 according to the invention are able to satisfy usage requirements of more kinds of recreation activities for having shapes that are easy to carry along. Using the indentations 12 having various shapes and formed near the periphery of the recreation deck A according to the invention, different apparatus of diverse recreation activities can be held therein, hence offering users with even greater fun when enjoying the recreation activities. Each inlay foundation board 1 according to the invention further has a fastening aperture 15 at an appropriate position thereof as shown in FIG. 3. In the absence of a suitable ground for placing the recreation deck A, addition posts 3 may be secured into the fastening apertures 15 (as indicated by the dotted lines), so as to provide the recreation deck A with joined posts 3 for adapting to various usage occasions as well as offering better practicability.
  • Conclusive from the above, the recreation deck according to the invention is applicable as a recreation deck having distinct functions, and can also be adopted as a common table. It is of course to be understood that the embodiment described herein is merely illustrative of the principles of the invention and that a wide variety of modifications thereto may be effected by persons skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the following claims.

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1. A recreation deck comprising a plurality of inlay foundation boards, wherein each of the inlay foundation boards is a plate body, and has corresponding and alternately disposed fastening assemblies at two adjacent sides thereof, thereby assembling the plurality of inlay foundation boards into a by joining the fastening assemblies.
2. The recreation deck in accordance with claim 1, wherein the fastening assemblies are corresponding and alternately disposed flanges and embedding notches.
3. The recreation deck in accordance with claim 2, wherein each flange is a hook portion consisted of a rib and a tenon, with the rib having an upper edge thereof as a beveled plane and a lower edge thereof as an arched concave plane for corresponding with an arched convex plane as an upper edge of the tenon.
4. The recreation deck in accordance with claim 2, wherein an inner edge of each embedding notch has an embedding plane for corresponding with the hook portion of the flange.
5. The recreation deck in accordance with claim 1, wherein each inlay foundation board has a recess at a surface thereof, and indentations of various shapes near a periphery of the recess, and a fastening opening at an appropriate position of the recess.
6. The recreation deck in accordance with claim 1, wherein the plate body of each inlay foundation board is grid structure having a plurality of apertures at a lower surface thereof.
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US5178075A (en) * 1991-02-22 1993-01-12 Okimune Kanazawa Assembled pallet for forklift
US5595126A (en) * 1995-08-10 1997-01-21 Yeh; Hsin-Ho Shape-changeable table
US5860369A (en) * 1996-11-26 1999-01-19 Plastic Pallet Production, Inc. Interlocking modular pallet apparatus and method of construction
US6032590A (en) * 1998-01-23 2000-03-07 Chen; Yue-Sheu Knockdown table/chair assembly
US6085668A (en) * 1999-05-27 2000-07-11 Yoshimi Trading Company Limited Top board for tables, shelves or the like and a connector for board sections forming the top board or the like
US6234087B1 (en) * 2000-01-21 2001-05-22 Alltrista Corporation Machine dispensed modular pallet
US6595143B2 (en) * 2000-10-19 2003-07-22 Jeffrey J. London Children's activity table
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