To Bottom Patents (Class 297/411.27)
  • Patent number: 10441082
    Abstract: A chair capable of installing a handle freely, comprising: a chair frame formed by two symmetrical sub-frame; each sub-frame including a supporting bar and an assembly bar bending from the supporting bar; one end of the assembly being formed with a hollow space for being inserted by a handle; a seat supported by the chair frame and installed between the two sub-frame. Each chair back has two sleeves at two sides thereof; each sleeve enclosing a respective one of the assembly bars; and a retainer for fixing the sleeve to the assembly bar of the frame. The chair further comprises at least one rotatable handle; for each chair frame, a shaft being inserted into a hollow space of the assembly bar of the frame; and a pivotal device is used to pivotally install the handle and the shaft, and a supporting plate is installed on the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Tsung-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: 9180794
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle seat including: a seat cushion on which an occupant sits, and that supports the buttocks and thighs of the occupant; a rotation portion that is provided at a location on the seat cushion that is contacted by the buttocks of the occupant, and that is capable of rising with respect to a seat face of the seat cushion, then rotating with the seat up-down direction as an axial direction, and descending after rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Honma, Daisuke Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9022480
    Abstract: A no-tools chair and chair arm assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes an armrest support configured and arranged to connect to a seat of a chair. The armrest support has mating formations thereon. A backrest support is configured and arranged to connect to a backrest of a chair. The backrest support is pivotally connected to the armrest support. A chair arm has an armrest portion and support member depends from the armrest portion. A connector extends from the support member and has reciprocal mating formations thereon configured and arranged to interlock with the mating formations on the armrest support. The chair arm locks the backrest support in position when coupled to the armrest portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: LF Centennial Limited
    Inventors: Thomas B. Hazzard, Tracy Leigh Hazzard
  • Patent number: 8944390
    Abstract: A connection mechanism is configured in particular for the connection of armrests to cosmetic tables or cosmetic chairs. The mechanism includes a base element (1). The base element (1) has a fastening section (1a) for fastening to a piece of furniture, in particular a piece of furniture for sitting or reclining. The base element also has a fastening element (2) configured for attachment to a part to be connected to the piece of furniture, in particular an armrest. The fastening element (2) is configured for a detachable connection to the fastening section (1a). The fastening section (1a) has a receiving device (1b) for receiving a region (2b) of the fastening element (2). A securing device (3) is provided that engages in the receiving device (1b) in the region (2b) of the fastening element (2) when said fastening element is received therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Soleni Classic GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel Deerberg, Tom Orlitz
  • Patent number: 8662581
    Abstract: The portable armrest for seating is removably attached to the lateral edge of the seating surface of an armless chair or the like. The device has a rigid upright with an arm support permanently and immovably affixed thereto, forming a symmetrical T-configuration. A clamp is removably attached to the lower end of the upright. The clamp is removably attached to the seating surface edge to secure the armrest removably thereto. Hand-manipulated fasteners are preferably used to secure the clamp to the seating surface, obviating need for tools. An accessory support flange extends from one side of the lower portion of the upright. An accessory (e.g., pencil box, tissue dispenser, etc.) may be secured to the upright by an elastic band, the bottom of the accessory resting upon the support flange. Optionally, a container having a wedge-shaped fitting extending therefrom may be secured within a complementary passage through the upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Mohammad Fawzi Qasem Behbehani
  • Patent number: 8459746
    Abstract: An adjustable armrest structure for a chair is an adjusting assembly fixed to bottom ends of two armrests on two sides of the chair and includes a body, two side rails, and a movable member. The body includes a guiding slot formed on a bottom end thereof to fit a screwing element and to engage with the movable member. The guiding slot of the body includes a plurality of arcuate recesses arranged around the two sides thereof to fit two projections fixed on two sides of a guide member respectively. An actuating member includes a bore disposed thereon and is fixed to the guide member. The screwing element is inserted through the bore of the actuating member and an orifice of the guide member. A screw segment of the screwing element is screwed with the aperture of the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Yu-Shan Lai
  • Patent number: 8376462
    Abstract: An aircraft seat includes a seat bottom frame, a seat translation and rotation mechanism attached to the seat bottom frame allowing translation and rotational movement of the seat bottom frame. An armrest is removably attached to the side of the seat bottom frame, and can be set to different positions relative to the seat bottom. The armrest has a seat control mounted to an outside of the armrest, and an input transfer mechanism disposed inside the armrest. The input transfer mechanism has an end engaged to the seat control, and a receiver end. The input transfer mechanism is cable-less. A couple shaft is engaged with the receiver end and engaged with the seat translation and rotation mechanism. When the seat control is actuated, the input transfer mechanism causes the seat translation and rotation mechanism to allow the seat bottom frame to at least one of translate and rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: PAC Seating Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hector Noel Marini, Barry Oberly
  • Patent number: 8336963
    Abstract: A removable armrest (RAR) (10) that is placed between a pair of sofa cushions (84). The RAR (10) is comprised of a resilient section (12) and a downward-extending tab (32). The tab (32) is divided by a tab welt (48) into an upper section (50) and a lower section (52). The upper section (50) is inserted into and maintained within a slot (54) that extends into the resilient section (12). The lower section (52) of the tab (32) is pushed downward into the space between two cushions (84) on a sofa (82), thereby positioning and frictionally holding the RAR (10) to provide a comfortable support for a person's arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Marca F. DeMonaco
  • Publication number: 20120248834
    Abstract: A frame of rectangular configuration, constructed of structural components and usable in connection with modular furniture. Front and back frame components are interconnected by a pair of side components, and a locking bar member extends between the side components and is movable therealong while remaining essentially parallel to the back component. The locking bar member has a straight edge in alignment with and parallel to a straight edge of the back component, such that when the locking bar member is brought into a relatively close relation to the back component, the straight edges of the back component and the locking bar member can hold therebetween a backrest equipped with cleats in a secure, fixed position, without the need for screws, bolts, pins or other joinder elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: William L. Whidden, Lawrence W. Bechtold
  • Publication number: 20110109145
    Abstract: An armrest assembly applied to connect an armrest with a seat bottom. The armrest includes an armrest member, an armrest support and a fastening plate extending from a bottom end of the armrest support toward the seat. The fastening plate is arranged with a plurality of fastening holes so that the fastening plate is secured on the seat bottom by inserting screws through the fastening holes. The armrest assembly uses a pad with tapered plane being fixed on a fastening plate on a bottom side of an armrest support to adjust the relative position of the fastening plate and a bottom side of the seat. Thus the armrests are arranged vertically on two sides of the chair. Moreover, one armrest of the present invention is applied to connect with a plurality of chair seats so as to increase applications of the armrest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Li-Wen Jen, Wen-Nan Chang
  • Patent number: 7891738
    Abstract: A child seat includes a carrier, an armrest and a flexible connector. The carrier includes a loading surface and a connecting part. The flexible connector is connected between the carrier and the armrest. When the child seat is in an un-assembled state, the armrest is separated from the connecting part. When the child seat is in an assembled state, the armrest is fixed to the connecting part. Alternatively, the child seat includes a carrier, an armrest and a connector. The carrier includes a loading surface and a connecting part. The connector is connected with the carrier and the armrest. When the child seat is in an un-assembled state, the armrest is laid flat on the loading surface. When the child seat is in an assembled state, the armrest is fixed to the connecting part in an upright state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Gregory S. Sellers
  • Patent number: 7862122
    Abstract: An un-automated lift assist for the physically challenged whereby a user may push against a pair of armrests causing a portion of the armrest to initially compress, and later rebound when the individual is transitioning from a seated to an upright position. The lift assist has two upright side members with armrests and a base member with a support panel that are placed between a removable cushion of a article of furniture and the support frame of the article of furniture, so that the in-situ cushion is between a seated individual and the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Linda Susan Shammas
  • Patent number: 7850236
    Abstract: A rotatable armrest assembly comprises: an armrest support adapted to be connected to a base of the child car seat and having an insert hole; and an armrest having top and bottom ends that are opposite to each other in an axial direction, and provided with a shaft that extends into the insert hole so as to permit the armrest to be rotatable relative to the armrest support about an axis of the shaft that extends in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Jian-Qun Li
  • Publication number: 20090322138
    Abstract: A child seat includes a carrier, an armrest and a flexible connector. The carrier includes a loading surface and a connecting part. The flexible connector is connected between the carrier and the armrest. When the child seat is in an un-assembled state, the armrest is separated from the connecting part. When the child seat is in an assembled state, the armrest is fixed to the connecting part. Alternatively, the child seat includes a carrier, an armrest and a connector. The carrier includes a loading surface and a connecting part. The connector is connected with the carrier and the armrest. When the child seat is in an un-assembled state, the armrest is laid flat on the loading surface. When the child seat is in an assembled state, the armrest is fixed to the connecting part in an upright state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: Gregory S. Sellers
  • Patent number: 7296858
    Abstract: An armrest assembly having a fastening plate connected to a vehicle seat; a hinge device connected to the fastening plate; and an armrest connected removably to the hinge device and movable between a work position, in which the armrest is tilted and projects with respect to the fastening plate, and a collapsed position, in which the armrest is adjacent to the fastening plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Ruspa Officine S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luigi Ruspa
  • Patent number: 7261380
    Abstract: A pelvis remedial seating device is provided having a seat including a seat cushion on which an occupant is to be seated and left/right seat sides provided uprightly at each side end of the seat cushion; a pair of air bags nested to a height of the pelvis portion of an occupant on an inner side of each side for enabling themselves to be expanded or contracted by air supplied into or discharged from the inside of the air bag; air injector for providing air pressure to the air bags; and a controller for controlling running time, level, and direction of air flow supplied through the air injection means, wherein the expanding air pressure in the air bags presses the pelvis portion of an occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventor: Jeon Ho Ha
  • Patent number: 7025416
    Abstract: A chair having a pair of channels for receiving the posts of an independent, removable desktop. A locking mechanism is provided to secure one of the desk posts within its receiver channel. The locking mechanism may be easily released to extract the desk post from the receiver to remove the desktop when it is not needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Inventors: Oriel Ramirez, Jose M Rives
  • Patent number: 7020911
    Abstract: The present invention provides a convertible furniture piece generally including a base, a first quick-release locking mechanism, a first cushion member and a first support bracket. The first quick-release locking mechanism is attached to the base. The first cushion member has a first surface and a second surface generally perpendicular to each other. The first surface is supported on the base. The first support bracket is removably attached to the base by the first quick-release locking mechanism. The first support bracket engages the second surface of the first cushion member to solely provide lateral support thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Jacky Todd Oldham
  • Patent number: 6957867
    Abstract: A height-adjustable armrest for a chair includes a body, a coupling seat, and an adjusting device mounted to the coupling seat. The body includes an arm support section for supporting an arm of a user. The body further includes a tubular section having a vertical slot with a plurality of vertically spaced positioning grooves. The coupling seat includes a longitudinal hole so as to be mounted around the tubular section of the body. The adjusting device includes a push button and a positioning member having a positioning section that is releasably and selectively engaged in one of the positioning grooves. The positioning section of the positioning member is disengaged from the positioning grooves when the push button is pushed, allowing adjustment of a height of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Inventor: Tung-Hua Su
  • Patent number: 6908157
    Abstract: A portable single-sided armrest assembly that is added to or removed from any seating device/location without requiring any fixed mounting or permanent or semi-permanent attachment means. The armrest assembly includes an L-shaped member having a lower plate section serving as a seat for the person using the armrest while further including a backplate section which slidably mounts an upright support plate or portion. One end of the support plate includes an elongated cushion armrest fixedly attached thereto, while further including an elongated slot mounting a threaded cap serving as a guide as the support plate is moved to a desired vertical position. A lock knob is employed for securing the armrest and support plate in a fixed location on the backplate. An adapter plate is employed for attachment between an angular section joining the backplate of the L-shaped member to the lower seat section of the member, wherein the adapter is employed to occupy a vacant right angled space in a standard seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Inventors: David Michael Avedissian, Ryan Raney Harris
  • Patent number: 6820936
    Abstract: An office-type chair which provides for synchronous differential tilting of the seat and back assemblies, with the seat assembly being constructed such that the front lip thereof does not significantly lift upon rearward tilting. The chair incorporates a tilt control mechanism formed by a control body which secures to the upper end of the chair pedestal and an upright which pivotally connects to the control body about an axis disposed forwardly of the pedestal. A pivot assembly connects the upright and control body together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry A. Wilkerson, Richard N. Roslund, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6802566
    Abstract: An arm assembly (24) is provided for a chair (12). The chair (12) has a forward direction and a rearward direction. The arm assembly (24) includes an armrest (26) and a support structure (28). A mounting device movably mounts the armrest to the support structure. The mounting device constrains the movement of the armrest (26) relative to the support structure to movement in a substantially horizontal plane having two degrees of freedom defined by first and second transversely arranged axes lying within the substantially horizontal plane. The armrest (26) thus move in a substantially planar fashion without changing the orientation of the armrest (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Formway Furniture Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan William Prince, Paul Michael Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 6773071
    Abstract: A chair is provided with an outrigged limb rest for supporting a user's substantially outstretched arm. The chair has a seat for supporting the user, an adjustable outrigger connected to the seat, and a limb rest carried on the adjustable outrigger for supporting the user's outstretched arm. The adjustable outrigger includes a mechanism for adjusting or varying the elevation of the limb rest between upper and lower extremes as well as varying the inboard to outboard position of the limb rest between inboard and outboard extremes such that the limb rest is positionable to afford a rest or landing place for the elbow, forearm, or both of the user's arm when substantially outstretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventors: T. Glen Stasney, Jason K. Stasney
  • Publication number: 20040070244
    Abstract: An adjustable child seat includes a backrest and a seat base and may be used with or without the backrest. The child seat includes adjustable arm rests. The height of the backrest and the depth of the seat base are also adjustable. The connection between the backrest and the seat base is configured to prevent unintentional separation but allows simple and intuitive separation when desired. A belt guide operating in either a seat belt locking mode or a seat belt free mode is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Williams, Daniel J. Brunick, Charles E. Crane
  • Patent number: 6517158
    Abstract: An armrest assembly comprises an armrest having an end pivotally attached to a backrest of the chair, a fixing member having an end fixed to a seat of the chair, and an adjusting device having an end engaged with the other end of the armrest in a manner allowing relative sliding movement therebetween when the end of the armrest pivots. The other end of the adjusting device is slidably engaged with the other end of the fixing member such that movement of the adjusting device relative to the fixing member causes a change in a height of the armrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Inventor: Ching-Chang Wang
  • Patent number: 6371560
    Abstract: A support device is provided for a seat assembly of a golf car. The support device has a base including an elongated shell bounding an interior space. The shell preferably has a first, enclosed end, a second, opposing end defining an elongated opening into the interior space and a sidewall extending between the ends. A support tube bounds an interior space and has a generally bended shape and two opposing ends, each tube end being integrally formed with the enclosed end of the base shell. Further, two mounting brackets are each integrally formed with the sidewall of the base shell and each includes a mounting plate. The mounting plate has a first, generally flat surface disposeable against the golf car seat and configured for attachment to the seat assembly to attach the support device to the golf car. Preferably, a plurality of reinforcing ribs extends between opposing interior surfaces of the base shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Club Car, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Fulford, Donald G. Samuelson, Terry L. Canaday, James K. Caldwell, Christian J. Eck, III, Mark Wisner