Patents by Inventor Massimo Carrera

Massimo Carrera has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200221874
    Abstract: According to the invention, the armchair has a seat, supporting feet, a stand-up aid, and a chassis with wheels for moving the armchair. The chassis is adjustable relative to the supporting feet between at least a first and a second position, with the wheels being spaced apart in the first position of the footprint while the armchair is supported with the supporting feet on the footprint, and with the wheels being in rolling contact with the footprint in the second position while the supporting feet are arranged so as to be spaced apart from the footprint. The aid has an adjustment mechanism with a servomotor, with the adjustment mechanism being coupled with the chassis for the purpose of displacing the chassis by means of the servomotor between the first and second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventor: Massimo Carrera
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200015594
    Abstract: An adjustment device for a headrest includes: a frame, a tilt adjustment device serving to adjust the headrest inclination and including at least one support element for securing the headrest. The tilt adjustment device includes: a height adjustment device including at least one tube, wherein the support element is swivelable about a swivel axis at an end portion of the tube, with the tube slidably guided in the frame, enabling the headrest to be height-adjustable relative the frame, and at least one drive means connected to the height adjustment device and operatively connected to the tube for displacing same. A rod is guided inside the tube and coupled at one of its ends with the support element, a displacement of the rod relative to the tube causing the support element to swivel about the swivel axis, thereby effecting an adjustment of the inclination of the headrest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventor: Massimo Carrera
  • Publication number: 20200015596
    Abstract: A seating and/or lounging furniture includes: a seat frame; an extendable footrest; a footrest frame, which is displaceable on the seat frame, and on the front end of which the footrest is held movably, pivotable around a pivot axis; at least one drive for displacement of the footrest frame along a displacement distance relative to the seat frame; and at least one operating rod for swinging the footrest in and out, around the pivot axis, wherein the operating rod is connected at one end to the footrest, while the other end of the operating rod is connected to the seat frame by means of a hinge mechanism, so that displacement of the footrest frame over at least 60%, preferably over at least 80%, and extremely preferably over at least 90% of the displacement distance causes a simultaneous pivoting movement of the footrest about the pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    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
  • Publication number: 20190082850
    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: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventor: Massimo Carrera
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180352960
    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: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventor: Massimo Carrera
  • Publication number: 20180035803
    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: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    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
  • 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