Abstract: In one embodiment now described, and according to one aspect of the invention. There is provided a leg rest mechanism 100. The leg rest mechanism is suitable for use with a seat pad 200 of a seat arrangement 300 in a passenger vehicle (not shown). The leg rest mechanism 100 comprises a support member 110 adapted for at least partially supporting a passenger's weight; and an extension arrangement 400. The extension arrangement 400 comprises a pair of horizontal support mechanisms 120 for supporting the support member 110, an adjustable support mechanism 160 and a drive arrangement 20.
Abstract: A footrest for a foot of a person is provided, where the person is at least partially supported by a seat that is disposed on a stand that has a support post or disposed on a shaft that is part of a pedestal support assembly. Typically the footrest has a plate with a footrest surface and in some embodiments the footrest surface is entirely under the seat. In some embodiments the footrest surface faces away from the support post or shaft. Some embodiments include a mounting bracket and a connecting assembly that operatively secures the footrest plate to the mounting bracket. The connecting assembly generally has two engagement mechanisms and a spring that biases the connecting assembly in selectable angular positions with respect to the mounting bracket and plate.
Abstract: A chair convertible into a chaise lounge comprises: a stationary base structure having a front section and a rear section, a sitting unit including a seat portion and a backrest portion, wherein the seat portion is inclined with respect to a horizontal plane; and two foot-rests, each of which has a portion for resting the feet and a portion for resting on the floor. Each of the foot-rests is articulated to the front section of the base structure about a respective vertical axis of articulation and is rotatable substantially through 180° between an inoperative position and an operative position. In the inoperative position, each portion for resting the feet extends underneath the seat portion of the sitting unit, and in the operative position each portion for resting the feet extends forward beyond a front edge of the seat portion and has an inclination with respect to a horizontal plane opposite with respect to the inclination of the seat portion.
Abstract: A convertible piece of upholstered furniture can be converted via motorized conversion aids from a seat function into a bed, by way of any desired number of intermediate stages, and vice versa. All movable parts can be fully stressed by a person during conversion, even when a person is sitting or lying on the piece of furniture. These changes can take place even when the piece is being used by a person, whereby each movable part of the piece of upholstered furniture can be changed by means of a motor drive having a control. The footrest and the seat part are configured so that they can move out of a base frame with their metal fittings. A lever construction arranged on the metal fitting of the footrest and a motor drive adjusts the height and angle of the footrest and moves the piece of furniture to the various positions.
June 10, 2004
Date of Patent:
August 1, 2006
Eberhard Grimm, Hans Fiedler, Karl Becher
Abstract: A stool apparatus is provided for a chair. The chair includes a base, a post installed on the base and a seat installed on the post. The stool apparatus includes a stool, a carriage and a telescopic device. The carriage is used for carrying the stool. The telescopic device is used for connecting the carriage to the post.