Patents Assigned to CIAR S.p.A.
  • Patent number: 10610024
    Abstract: Seating and/or lounging furniture with a footrest coupled to a frame via a linkage mechanism designed as a scissor mechanism. A drive mechanism extends and retracts the footrest, and includes: at least one first linkage articulatedly fastened at one end to a first hinge point on the frame, and having a second end with a second hinge point, at least one second linkage articulatedly coupled at a first end to the first linkage at the second hinge point, and having a second end coupled to a third hinge point provided on the linkage mechanism, and the first and second hinge points defining a first straight line, and the second and third hinge points defining a second straight line, in an extended position of the footrest, the first and second straight lines enclosing an angle of 180°+/?5° relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CIAR S.P.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Carrera
  • Patent number: 10441081
    Abstract: The seating and lounging furniture according to the invention provides a frame, a backrest, a seat element, and a footrest, wherein the seat element is connected to the frame by means of a seat element adjustment mechanism for a displacement and tilting movement of the seat element relative to the frame, the footrest is connected to a front end of the seat element by means of a footrest adjustment mechanism for extending and retracting the footrest, the backrest is connected to a rear end of the seat element and to the frame via a backrest adjustment mechanism, only one linear actuator is provided for adjusting the seat element, the footrest, and the backrest between an upright base position and a reclining position of the seating and lounging furniture, wherein a first end of the actuator is coupled to the frame, and a second end is coupled to the seat element, the linear actuator when actuated generates a linear lift, made up of a first partial lift and a second partial lift, the first partial lift bring
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CIAR S.P.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Carrera
  • Patent number: 10376060
    Abstract: A wall hugger recliner with zero space technology includes a frame for placing on a floor, a seat, a backrest, a foot support, and a foot support adjustment mechanism having a first mechanical rod assembly and a first actuator for deploying and retracting the foot support. A seat backrest adjustment mechanism includes a second mechanical rod assembly for adjusting the seat and the backrest with an upright basic position into a horizontal position, wherein the seat backrest adjustment mechanism has a second actuator for adjusting the seat and the backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CIAR S.P.A.
    Inventor: Egidio Marcantoni
  • Patent number: 10178912
    Abstract: A seat includes a base frame, seat frame, and footrest, the seat frame retained on a sliding member and pivotable about a first axis. The sliding member is displaceably guided between first and second positions in a guiding profile. The footrest is articulated to the seat frame by a rod mechanism to be adjusted between a folded-in and folded-out position. A drive for displacing the sliding member and adjusting the footrest is provided between the base frame and rod mechanism. A dual-arm lever arm having a first end, second end, and central region is rotatably supported on the sliding member in the central region and is connected with the first end to the rod mechanism and the second end to the seat frame. Movement of the footrest between the folded-in and folded-out position causes a pivot movement of the seat frame about the first axis between basic and inclined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: CIAR S.P.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Carrera
  • Patent number: 9808090
    Abstract: A footrest device for armchairs or sofas has two footrest panels, which have substantially the same width, and are movable under the thrust of a crank mechanism between an extracted operating position, in which the two footrest panels project from the front of a support frame, and a retracted rest position, in which the two footrest panels substantially overlap one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CIAR S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Carrera
  • Patent number: 9590465
    Abstract: A drive system includes a linear actuator for transmitting a linear movement, the linear actuator having a spindle and a nut which co-operates therewith and an electric motor for driving the spindle. The drive system has a fixed frame and at least one frame movable relative thereto, the linear actuator secured to the fixed frame and the movable frame being coupled to the nut in an articulated manner by at least one actuation rod. Movement of the nut along the spindle brings about a movement of the movable frame relative to the fixed frame. The nut further has at least one stud and the actuation rod is provided with a corresponding recess for fitting the actuation rod onto the stud, or vice versa, and the fitted actuation rod is secured to the stud by a securing element, in particular a clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ciar S.P.A.
    Inventor: Egidio Marcantoni
  • Patent number: 9575126
    Abstract: An item of furniture includes at least one movable element and an actuating system for adjusting the movable element. The actuating system includes at least one linear actuator, a power supply unit and a manual control device. The power supply unit and the manual control device are electrically connected to the linear actuator, which has a diagnostic system having at least one illuminated indicator for indicating the functioning of the three components. The diagnostic system allows the user or a repair service to determine which of the three components is faulty, so that only the faulty component has to be replaced. Repair costs can be reduced significantly. The replacement of one of the three components can also then be carried out without difficulty by the user or a repair service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ciar S.P.A.
    Inventor: Egidio Marcantoni
  • Publication number: 20150366355
    Abstract: A footrest device for armchairs or sofas has two footrest panels, which have substantially the same width, and are movable under the thrust of a crank mechanism between an extracted operating position, in which the two footrest panels project from the front of a support frame, and a retracted rest position, in which the two footrest panels substantially overlap one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: CIAR S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Carrera
  • Publication number: 20150250320
    Abstract: A stuffed chair with one or more seats, in particular an armchair or a couch, has a seat, a backrest, and at least one mobile part, which is configured to move relative to a fixed part due to the action of an actuating device supplied with power by a rechargeable battery housed inside a containing box; the containing box being mounted in the stuffed chair and opening up outwards in correspondence to an outer surface of the stuffed chair to allow access to the rechargeable battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: CIAR S.p.A.
    Inventors: Zeno Arceci, Egidio Marcantoni
  • Publication number: 20140091745
    Abstract: The item of furniture according to the invention has at least one movable element and an actuating system for adjusting the movable element, wherein the actuating system comprises at least one linear actuator, a power supply unit and a manual control device, wherein the power supply unit and the manual control device are electrically connected to the linear actuator and the linear actuator has a diagnostic system having at least one illuminated indicator for indicating the functioning of the three components. By means of the diagnostic system, the user himself, but at the latest the repair service, is able to determine in a simple manner which of the three components is faulty, so that specifically only the faulty component has to be replaced. In that manner, any repair costs can be reduced significantly. The replacement of one of the three components can also then be carried out without difficulty by the user or a repair service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: CIAR S.P.A.
    Inventor: Egidio Marcantoni
  • Patent number: 7559906
    Abstract: An apparatus for massaging calves is able to adjust a distance between two plates, the apparatus having at least two plates that are arranged at a distance from one another and that come into contact with the calf during massage on both sides thereof, and having a drive shaft, the plates being connected to the drive shaft by coupling members in such a manner that a rotational movement of the drive shaft brings about a movement of the plates for carrying out the calf massage. A distance adjusting mechanism is also provided in order to adapt the distance between the two plates to the size of the calf to be massaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Ciar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Bugo
  • Patent number: 7090296
    Abstract: An item of seating furniture having a seat and a backrest which are supported in an articulated manner on a frame, and having an operating mechanism for adjusting the inclination of the seat and the backrest. The backrest has a catch member and, when the backrest is inclined from a front position into an inclined rear position, the catch member comes into operative contact with the seat as of a specific angle of inclination of the backrest in such a manner that further inclination of the backrest brings about a simultaneous adjustment of the seat. The backrest is adjustable independently of the seat from the front position up to the specific angle of inclination at which the catch member comes into operative contact with the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: CIAR S.p.A.
    Inventor: Carrera Massimo
  • Patent number: 6790190
    Abstract: Massage device for an item of furniture for sitting and/or lying on, having a first shaft and a second shaft which are supported parallel with one another in a frame, and having at least one arm which carries at least one massage body, the arm being coupled to the two shafts in such a manner that a rotation of the shafts brings about a massage movement of the massage body in a first and/or second direction. Elements are also provided for displacing the massage body relative to the frame and they are formed by a mechanism for changing the distance between the two shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Ciar S.P.A.
    Inventor: Egidio Marcantoni
  • Patent number: 6517160
    Abstract: An extensible footrest, particularly for armchairs, sofas and the like, which comprises a frame adapted to be hinged to a frame of a seat of an armchair, sofa or the like, the footrest frame being constituted by a first pair of lateral arms and by a second pair of lateral arms which are slideable with respect to the first pair of lateral arms, at least one actuator being rigidly connected to the seat frame at one end and to the footrest frame at an opposite end, in order to transfer the footrest frame from a first retracted inactive position to an extended active position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Ciar S.p.A
    Inventor: Egidio Marcantoni
  • Patent number: 6454731
    Abstract: A massager to be inserted in the back of massage chairs, comprising a frame which supports a massage assembly constituted by a plurality of massage wheels actuated by at least one gearmotor; the frame is movable in a vertical direction, and the massage assembly is independent of the frame and can move at right angles to a plane in which the frame is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Ciar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Egidio Marcantoni
  • Publication number: 20020013541
    Abstract: A massaging device to be inserted in the back of a massage chair or the like, comprising a frame suitable to support massage wheels which are rotationally actuated by at least one gearmotor; the massage wheels are directly connected to the shaft of the gearmotor by way of an element suitable to produce an oscillation of the massage wheels so that the longitudinal axis of the massage wheels oscillates, during the rotation of the wheels, with respect to the axis that passes through the center of the wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Applicant: CIAR S.p.A.
    Inventor: Egidio Marcantoni