Abstract: The invention provides a top plate for a unitary suspension device for a multi-element type bed base made with a plurality of unitary suspension devices disposed in rows and columns on a support platform, the top plate being quadrangular in shape and including in its central region fastener members for fastening to the top end of a suspension structure of a unitary device, wherein the corners of the top face of the plate are raised and define a horizontal plane situated above the face, and wherein the top plate presents around its central region a first convex surface forming a dome. Advantageously, the top face of the top plate presents in the vicinity of each of its corners a second convex surface tangential to the horizontal plane and connected to the dome via demarcation lines.
Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a shock absorber which can reduce damage to the member to collide therewith. The invention provides a shock absorber comprising a cushion structure of three-dimensional spring construction, which has a large void provided by a random curl or loop formed by hot extruding a thermoplastic resin to form a continuous strip and curling or looping the strip in a molten state to bring adjoining strip sections into interlocking contact with each other. In the invention, the cushion structure may be obtained by stacking a plurality of cushion structure members, each having high cushion performance and buckling resistance and a certain thickness, one upon another parallel in a thickness direction or rolling up one side of a cushion member with a given thickness. Then, the cushion structure is embedded in a foamed and hardened filler containing a hydratable, hydraulic binder while a part of the cushion structure is exposed on an shock-receiving surface.
Abstract: A seat cushion assembly is formed by (a) placing a foam-fabric laminate (14, 15) and an air impervious adhesive film (16) over a mold (18); (b) drawing the adhesive against the foam and urging the fabric against the mold by vacuum; (c) placing a foam pad (12) adjacent to the adhesive film; (d) heating the film and diffusing it into the foam pad and into the foam of the foam-fabric laminate; and (e) curing the film adhesive. The foam layer laminated to the fabric is formed as the reaction product of a polyether polyol or a graft polyether polyol with about 30 to 60 parts by weight of an MDI or polymeric MDI/TDI blended isocyanate with the major portion MDI or mixtures thereof, about 1.5 to 3.0 parts by weight water as a blowing agent, about 0.05 to about 0.90 parts by weight amine catalyst and about 0.5 to about 1.5 parts by weight silicone surfactant, wherein all amounts are based on 100 parts by weight polyol.
Abstract: New and improved foam cushions for packaging purposes of the type including a cushion envelope partially filled with an expandable cushioning foam material are provided. The cushion envelope includes a foam-receiving cavity and is defined by a unitary web of material folded over itself to provide a folded side. An intermittent labyrinth side seam is provided along the side opposite the folded side and transverse top and bottom seams are provided to complete formation of the cushion envelope. A cushioning foam is disposed in the foam-receiving cavity. A method for making the foam cushions and an automated apparatus for making a continuous supply of the packaging cushions are also described.