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12/11/07

Tray for use in automobiles

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Abstract of US5749305
 
Abstract of US5749305
1998-05-12
JACOVELLI MATTHEW GEORGE (US)
A tray that may be attached to the steering wheel of a motor vehicle. It can serve to hold food and beverage, as a reading and writing desk, to hold a laptop computer, as a promotional item with advertising printed on the tray, etc. The tray has a flat upper surface, a flat lower surface, and an outside edge with rounded corners. There is a circular hole which may be used to hold beverage containers. There is an elongated hole with straight parallel sides and rounded ends, through which the lower part of the steering wheel can fit. An attachment tab retains the tray on the steering wheel. The attachment tab is connected to the tray by a pivot, and can be turned ninety degrees from a first position in which it retains the tray on the steering wheel, to a second position in which it releases the tray from the steering wheel. A depression in the tab's upper surface makes it easier to move the tab with one finger. When the tab is in the second position, an indentation in a side of the elongated hole allows access to the depression. In the lower surface of the tray, there is a rear recess into which the tab fits when in the second position, and a front recess into which the outward end of the tab fits when in the first position, or when moving between the first and second position.  
 

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