Abstract: The underlying object is to create a piece of seating furniture with which an automatic, bodyweight-dependent setting of the restoring force of the inclination mechanism and of the back part mechanism takes place.According to the invention, the seat part (2) is mounted on the seat carrier (5) vertically adjustably by means of a parallelogram linkage arrangement (9, 10) against the pretensioning force of a spring element (16), furthermore the back carrier (4) is mounted pivotally on the seat carrir (5), a pivoting of the back carrier (4) taking place against the pretensioning force of the spring element (16).The piece of seating furniture according to the invention can be used, for example, as office furniture, as a seat in a motor vehicle or in the domestic sector.
January 7, 1988
Date of Patent:
October 16, 1990
VOKO Franz Vogt & Co.
Rainer Machate, Robert Vonhausen, E. Hansen
Abstract: A chair secured between parallel carrier arms which extend from the front and back of the chair enables the carrying of a handicapped person by two other people including on staricases or under other conditions where conventional conveyances for the handicapped such as wheel chairs, gurneys, stretchers or the like are unsuitable. The chair is extendable and contractable relative to the carrier arms between an expanded operating configuration and a flat compact storage configuration which makes it practical to stock and prominently display the apparatus in locations such as high rise buildings where it may be needed during emergency evacuations or for other purposes.
Abstract: A portable seat having a stable three-legged frame, one leg of the frame being bifurcated with each of its bifurcations being coupled such that the remaining two legs may be drawn close to or away from each other. A seating element is releasably coupled to the top of the frame and maintains it in its useful position. The seating element may be coupled to the side of the frame when the frame is folded for storage or transport. Footrests are provided by the coupling of horizontal members to the frame at various positions thereon.
Abstract: For use with an upwardly open infant seat in which an infant reclines, a removable pliable water-repellent cover adapted to extend loosely and continuously over the entire seat except for a central face opening and having a peripheral elastic element for releaseably encircling the seat to hold the cover in place, the cover being entirely without rigid framing of its own.
Abstract: The present invention provides a seat belt handle assembly which allows a vehicle passenger to conveniently grasp a seat and shoulder belt from its retracted position for engagement. The apparatus comprises a clip assembly slidably attached to the shoulder belt with a handle projecting from the clip assembly. The clip assembly and handle are positioned such that the handle extends forward from the seat and shoulder belt to a location beside and slightly in front of the occupant's torso when the seat and shoulder belt is in the retracted position, thereby allowing the occupant to grasp the handle of the seat belt handle assembly and pull the seat and shoulder belt forward parallel to the direction of the occupant without the necessity of reaching behind the plane of the occupant's torso.
Abstract: An improved restraining system for a child comprising in combination an infant carrier having a foot end and a head end and side edges therebetween, the carrier having finger receiving slots in its lower face; and a base having a foot end and a head end and side edges therebetween, and extending upwardly from its upper surface fingers pivotably adapted to releasably receive the slots and an inverted J-shaped hook at its foot end.
Abstract: A lifting system comprises a lifting apparatus utilized in cooperation with a conventional walker to lift a person from the floor who, due to age, disease or injury, is not able to lift themselves. The apparatus includes a crank mechanism removably supportable on the arms of the walker and a seat connected to the crank mechanism by a cord such that when the crank mechanism is rotated by a second person, the person to be lifted is raised.
Abstract: A seat belt tightening system incorporated with a vehicle seat, comprising: a deceleration sensor for detecting deceleration indicative of occurence of a vehicle crash; a tensioning unit for tensioning a seat belt; a power unit for activating the tensioning unit upon receiving an output signal from the deceleration sensor; a safety catch member for preventing activation of the power unit; and mounted state detecting unit for detecting a mounted state of the vehicle seat and releasing the safety catch member only when it has detected the mounted state of the vehicle seat. Thus, the seat belt tightening system may be safely incorporated with the vehicle seat as a subassembly for improved efficiency of the assembling process, and the inadvertent activation of the system is positively prevented.
Abstract: A trim cover for use with seats in vehicles and having an electric heater housed therein wherein its surface skin and base cloth are linearly joined with each other at the sitting areas of the trim cover in the longitudinal direction thereof to form an appropriate number of elongated sack-like portions between the surface skin and the base cloth, a pulling loop traverse the sack-like portions at the middle thereof is joined together with the surface skin and the base cloth, a pair of openings are formed at the middle of each of the sack-like portions which are closed by the pulling loop at the middle thereof, interposing the pulling loop between the paired openings, that portion of the pulling loop which corresponds to the width of each of the sack-like portions is cut away, leaving a piece of pulling loop at the border of the adjacent sack-like portions, each of band-like portions of the electric heater is inserted through its corresponding sack-like portion, passing over the pulling loop between the paired
Abstract: A device, include at least two stackable frames, can be converted from a chair into a flatbed, stool or table. The top frame provides a housing for telescoping legs or a telescoping plate and includes vertical and horizontal openings for removably receiving a backrest in a horizontal or vertical orientation. A seat plate, which can support a seat, is attached to and within the first frame. When the telescoping legs or plate are extended forward, the device can be converted from a chair into a flatbed or table by moving the seat to the base formed by the telescoping legs and attaching the backrest horizontally to the first frame. A third frame can be stacked between the first and second frames and the second and third frames can house drawers. The present invention is particularly useful in service station garages. The bottom of the second frame has rollers attached for mobility.
Abstract: Chair element which can be personalized and to which can be fitted various types of seatbacks (20) or seat surface (21) which are and can be differentiated as regards their shape, the element comprising a bearing structure (10) with rear legs (12) that include a short extension (16) above a support surface (17) of the seat surface (21), the bearing structure (10) cooperating with a self-supporting seatbeak (20).
Abstract: A chair comprising a seat and a back rest forming an acute angle with one another is characterized in that the bisectrix of the acute angle forms an angle in the range of 0.degree.-40.degree. with the vertical line and is inclined backwards towards said back rest when the angle between the bisectrix and the vertical direction is more than zero.
Abstract: A locking member for use on a article of furniture, the article of furniture having frame means carrying a fixed seat section and a movable common section, the support member rotatably mounted on the frame and movable from a first non-locked seat back position to a second locked table top position, the support member being maintained in its first non-locked seat back position by gravity, and in its second locked table top position by the locking member. The support member comprises a box-shaped housing member rotatably carried on the frame means, with the locking member loosely contained between the frame member and the housing member for rotational movement with the housing member. The locking member is longitudinally movable from a first non-wedging position to a second wedging position to lock by wedging action the support member in its second or table top position.
Abstract: A workstation located in the cabin of a passenger aircraft is convertible between (i) a stowed position which occupies a minimum amount of space, (ii) a seat for a flight attendant, and (iii) a computer workstation which can be utilized by a flight attendant while standing or while seated.
Abstract: Herein disclosed is an automotive seat which comprises a seatback proper; and a pair of side supports which are pivotally connected through respective pivot shafts to both sides of the seatback proper, each side support including a front surface which extends in a given direction. The thickness of each side support gradually decreases with increase of height of the same, and each pivot shaft extends substantially in the given direction.
Abstract: An automotive seat with a walk-in device, which permits the forward movement of the seat by inclining the seat back forwardly for a walk-in purpose. The walk-in device in the present invention comprises a rotatable lever plate, an actuator pin fixed on the lever plate, and a crank portion formed in a lock lever associated with a locking mechanism. The actuator pin is in a contact with the crank portion, and as such, when the seat back is forwardly inclined, the rotatable lever plate is caused to rotate, whereby the crank portion is rotated via the actuator pin so as to actuate the locking mechanism to release the locked state of the seat, allowing the seat to be forwardly moved for the walk-in purpose.
Abstract: An improved feeding tray for a high chair is provided with a bowl attached thereto which prevents the bowl from spilling and slipping off the tray during meal time. The bowl is adapted to be quickly detached from the tray so that it can be properly cleaned after meal time.
Abstract: A chair control for a pedestal chair having a knee-tilt seat. An elastomeric torsion spring is offset rearwardly from the tilting axis of the seat. The seat and torsion spring are operatively connected by a cam surface and a cam follower which effectively reduce the restoring force exerted by the torsion spring against the seat as the rearward tilt of the seat increases. A mechanism to adjust the initial restoring torque of the torsion spring provides a large angular twist of the torsion spring with a minimum linear movement of the mechanism. The chair control provides the chair seat with a less than conventional seat angle relative to the horizontal when the chair is unoccupied. A mechanism is provided to enable the occupant to adjust the chair seat to a more conventional seat angle in its unoccupied condition.
Abstract: A vehicular seat according to the present invention, which has a seat section and a seat back section connected thereto, comprises a pair of lower horizontal arms, attached to the lower portion of the seat back section and having lower support means for supporting the hipbone region of a user's body, and a pair of upper horizontal arms, protruding from the top of the seat back section and having upper support means for supporting the bladebone regions of the user's body. The lower horizontal arms are fixed after the space between them is transversely adjusted to the size of the user's body. The upper horizontal arms, which are adjustable in height relative to the lower horizontal arms, are fixed after they are transversely moved in association with the lower horizontal arms.