COMPUTER CORNER DESK ASSEMBLY
 Inventor: Frank Neuner, 5521 Pershing Ave.,
Downers Grove, HI. 60515
 Appl. No.: 597,098
 Filed: Feb. 6,1996
 Int CI.6 A47B 47/04
 U.S. CI 108/42; 108/92; 312/238;
 Field of Search 108/42, 92, 91,
108/901, 50; 312/196, 238, 223.3, 351;
52/36.1, 36.4; 33/12
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
D. 279,629 7/1985 Musgrave .
321,037 6/1885 Kinley 312/238
D. 330,124 10/1992 Short.
2,036,184 4/1936 Armstrong 312/238
2,368,285 1/1945 Bullard 312/238
2,798,617 7/1957 Sehreiber 108/92
3,297,382 1/1967 Snowden .
3,899,949 8/1975 Bystron et al 33/12
4,760,800 8/1988 Hanson 108/42
4,761,921 8/1988 Nelson 52/36.1
4,936,228 6/1990 Capo-Bianco .
4,951,576 8/1990 Cobosetal 108/901
5,291,700 3/1994 Chew 52/36.4
5,373,793 12/1994 Crossman 108/42
Primary Examiner—Peter M. Cuomo
Assistant Examiner—Anthony D. Barfleld
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Howard Cohen
A freestanding corner furniture unit includes a pair of side support panels extending vertically from a floor, the side supports disposed mutually orthogonally, each side support extending perpendicularly from an adjacent wall that defines a corner of a room. A plurality of shelves are disposed in a vertically stacked, spaced apart array spanning the side supports. The shelves all include a pair of laterally opposed edges disposed in orthogonal relationship and each adapted to impinge on a respective side support, whereby each shelf is secured to the side supports. AH shelves include a pair of rear edges disposed in orthogonal relationship and disposed to impinge on respective adjacent wall surfaces that converge to define the corner area. The lowermost shelf projects outwardly from the corner, and is spaced from the supporting floor to define a desk surface. The shelves above the lowermost shelf are provided with dogleg configurations that decrease in plan area with increasing height, whereby the assembly presents the appearance of tapering upwardly to provide spaciousness and openness. A plurality of interior supports are disposed in paired relationship to support the medial portions of the shelves from the floor surface. In addition, the assembly may provide a reinforcing ring joined to the lower surface of the lowermost shelf and extending adjacent to the periphery thereof. AH shelves include a truncation edge extending between the rear edges of each shelf to define with the adjacent wall surfaces a triangular opening. The triangular opening of all the shelves are vertically aligned to provide a cableway and a virtual flue for the convection of hot air.
18 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets