GB2439522A - Furniture module that folds into a flooring area - Google Patents

Furniture module that folds into a flooring area Download PDF

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GB2439522A
GB2439522A GB0625744A GB0625744A GB2439522A GB 2439522 A GB2439522 A GB 2439522A GB 0625744 A GB0625744 A GB 0625744A GB 0625744 A GB0625744 A GB 0625744A GB 2439522 A GB2439522 A GB 2439522A
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James Frank William Reed
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B3/00Folding or stowable tables
    • A47B3/02Folding or stowable tables with foldable cross legs
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B37/00Tables adapted for other particular purposes
    • A47B37/04Tables specially adapted for use in the garden or otherwise in the open air, e.g. with means for holding umbrellas or umbrella-like sunshades
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B83/00Combinations comprising two or more pieces of furniture of different kinds
    • A47B83/02Tables combined with seats
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B9/00Tables with tops of variable height
    • A47B9/16Tables with tops of variable height with means for, or adapted for, inclining the legs of the table for varying the height of the top, e.g. with adjustable cross legs
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C1/00Chairs adapted for special purposes
    • A47C1/12Theatre, auditorium, or similar chairs
    • A47C1/126Theatre, auditorium, or similar chairs stowable in floor or wall
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C4/00Foldable, collapsible or dismountable chairs
    • A47C4/04Folding chairs with inflexible seats
    • A47C4/08Folding chairs with inflexible seats having a frame made of wood or plastics
    • A47C4/10Folding chairs with inflexible seats having a frame made of wood or plastics with legs pivotably connected to seat or underframe
    • A47C4/14Folding chairs with inflexible seats having a frame made of wood or plastics with legs pivotably connected to seat or underframe with cross legs

Abstract

A furniture module has a folding mechanism which allows the furniture module to be collapsed into a flooring area (e.g. decking). The folding mechanism may comprise legs 7 that are pivotally connected to form a scissor mechanism. The bottom ends of the legs may be provided with sliders 8 that are movably mounted in runners [13, Figure 3] that can be secured to joists [4, Figure 1] of the flooring area. The folding mechanism may be collapsed against spring bias 9 and locked in position by a lock 2. In a preferred embodiment a combination of an outdoor table and a number of associated benches may be provided [Figure 1]. The furniture module saves space by folding into the decking floorboard itself. The furniture module may also be a level of stairs.

Description

<p>Claims: 1. A collapsible furniture module comprising one or more pieces

of furniture that are arranged to fold into a support surface, each of said pieces of furniture comprising a top surface (1) attached via brackets (4) to a top end of a foldable mechanism (7) attached to the support surface wherein; when said furniture is to be folded in use, the top surface (1) is arranged to move vertically downwards.</p>

<p>2. A collapsible furniture module as claimed in claim 1, wherein said foldable mechanism (7) are legs, the top end of said legs (7) arranged to form a pivot joint with said brackets (4), the legs (7) being arranged to form a scissor like mechanism, a bottom end of the legs (7) being connected to runners (13) positioned between sections of the support surface through sliders (8) forming a pivot point.</p>

<p>3. A collapsible furniture module as claimed in claims 1 and 2, wherein said legs (7) are arranged to push against the sliders (8), said sliders (8) capable of movement along the runners (13) are compressed in the support surface via springs provided on each slider (8), said furniture being locked to the support surface with a locking device (2).</p>

<p>4. The collapsible furniture module as claimed in claims 1 to 3 wherein when said furniture is in an upright state, a removable locking bar (11) is placed between said legs (7) of the furniture, said locking bar (11) being arranged to pass through holes being positioned at the centre of each of legs as to avoid the furniture from being pushed towards the support surface.</p>

<p>5. The collapsible furniture module as claimed in claim 1 wherein said piece of furniture is a bench.</p>

<p>6. The collapsible furniture module as claimed in claim 1 wherein said piece of furniture is a table.</p>

<p>7. The collapsible furniture module as claimed in claim 1 wherein said piece of furniture is a level of stairs.</p>

<p>8. The collapsible furniture module as claimed in claim 1 wherein the support surface is a decking board, wherein the legs of each piece of furniture is arranged to fit into joists and sections of the decking board.</p>

<p>9. The collapsible furniture module as claimed in claim 1 wherein said support surface is arranged at a level lower than floor level of an area where said support surface is positioned.</p>

Claims (1)

  1. <p>Amendments to the claims have been filed as follows Claims: 1. A
    collapsible furniture module comprising one or more pieces of furniture that are arranged to fold into a support surface, each of said pieces of furniture comprising a top surface (1) attached via brackets (4) to a top end of a foldable mechanism (7) attachcd to the support surface, the foldable mechanism (7) being arranged to form a pivot joint with said brackets (4), wherein said foldable mechanism comprises legs (7), the top end of the legs (7) being arranged to form a scissor like mechanism, a bottom end of the legs (7) being connected to runners (13) positioned between sections of the support surface through sliders (8) forming a pivot point, and wherein said support surface comprises a decking board, the top surface (1) being arranged to move vertically downwards towards the decking board when said furniture is to be folded in use.</p>
    <p>2. A collapsible furniture module as claimed in claims 1, wherein said legs (7) are arranged to push against the sliders (8), said sliders (8) capable of movement along the runners (13) are compressed in the support surface via springs provided on each slider (8), said furniture being locked to the support surface with a locking device (2). S...</p>
    <p>3. The collapsible furniture module as claimed in claims I and 2 wherein when said furniture is in an upright state, a removable locking bar (11) is placed between said legs (7) of the furniture, said locking bar (11) being arranged to pass through holes being positioned : *. at the centre of each of legs as to avoid the furniture from being pushed towards the support S...</p>
    <p>* surface.</p>
    <p>4. The collapsible furniture module as claimed in claim 1 wherein said piece of furniture is a bench.</p>
    <p>5. The collapsible furniture module as claimed in claim 1 wherein said piece of furniture is a table.</p>
    <p>6. The collapsible furniture module as claimed in claim I wherein said piece of furniture is a level of stairs.</p>
    <p>S</p>
    <p>7. The collapsible furniture module as claimed in claim 1 wherein said support surface is arranged at a level lower than floor level of an area where said support surface is positioned. a. * .*. *... * * S. S. * .*.</p>
    <p>S *.S * S. S. S S... * S..</p>
    <p>S</p>
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ITPD20090027A1 (en) * 2009-02-24 2010-08-25 Uniflair S P A Flooring tile for floor and furniture element
CN104095423A (en) * 2014-07-10 2014-10-15 张致祥 Buried type stool
CN104172748A (en) * 2014-08-29 2014-12-03 苏州工业职业技术学院 Multifunctional desk
CN107401569A (en) * 2016-08-15 2017-11-28 嘉兴海虹机电科技有限公司 A kind of spring
WO2018072235A1 (en) * 2016-10-21 2018-04-26 浙江居优智能科技有限公司 Small-sized height adjustable desk

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GB190715285A (en) * 1907-07-03 1908-06-18 Alfred Horatio O'brien Improvements in or relating to Collapsible Seats or Tables.
US928726A (en) * 1908-12-24 1909-07-20 Guy Henry Witthaus Disappearing table.
GB190915639A (en) * 1909-07-05 1909-12-23 Fred James Rees Improvements in or connected with Flooring.
GB305060A (en) * 1927-10-25 1929-01-25 Ernest Lodge Wilson Improvements in collapsible stands, seats or tables
US2581023A (en) * 1948-08-30 1952-01-01 Joseph L Jerick Adjustable crossleg table
US3105448A (en) * 1962-06-04 1963-10-01 Geoffrey A Patrie Folding table
WO1990000868A1 (en) * 1988-07-27 1990-02-08 Vigbjern Matre Collapsible table
JP2001104074A (en) * 1999-10-07 2001-04-17 Sekisui House Ltd Floor system

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB190715285A (en) * 1907-07-03 1908-06-18 Alfred Horatio O'brien Improvements in or relating to Collapsible Seats or Tables.
US928726A (en) * 1908-12-24 1909-07-20 Guy Henry Witthaus Disappearing table.
GB190915639A (en) * 1909-07-05 1909-12-23 Fred James Rees Improvements in or connected with Flooring.
GB305060A (en) * 1927-10-25 1929-01-25 Ernest Lodge Wilson Improvements in collapsible stands, seats or tables
US2581023A (en) * 1948-08-30 1952-01-01 Joseph L Jerick Adjustable crossleg table
US3105448A (en) * 1962-06-04 1963-10-01 Geoffrey A Patrie Folding table
WO1990000868A1 (en) * 1988-07-27 1990-02-08 Vigbjern Matre Collapsible table
JP2001104074A (en) * 1999-10-07 2001-04-17 Sekisui House Ltd Floor system

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
ITPD20090027A1 (en) * 2009-02-24 2010-08-25 Uniflair S P A Flooring tile for floor and furniture element
CN104095423A (en) * 2014-07-10 2014-10-15 张致祥 Buried type stool
CN104172748A (en) * 2014-08-29 2014-12-03 苏州工业职业技术学院 Multifunctional desk
CN107401569A (en) * 2016-08-15 2017-11-28 嘉兴海虹机电科技有限公司 A kind of spring
CN107401569B (en) * 2016-08-15 2019-08-23 嘉兴海虹机电科技有限公司 A kind of spring, folding liftable table work station and its method for testing fatigue
WO2018072235A1 (en) * 2016-10-21 2018-04-26 浙江居优智能科技有限公司 Small-sized height adjustable desk

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