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US2494838A
US2494838A US63811845A US2494838A US 2494838 A US2494838 A US 2494838A US 63811845 A US63811845 A US 63811845A US 2494838 A US2494838 A US 2494838A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C7/00Parts, details, or accessories of chairs or stools
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Jan. 17, 1950 SLAUGHTER 2,494,838

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Patented Jan. '17, 1950 UNITED. STA'IEE-S.

Q-FE'l CE CHAIR John R. Slaughter, Dallas, Tex.

Application December 29, 1945, Serial No. 638,118

1 Claim. 1

This invention relates to household furnishings and more particularly to arm chairs and divans.

The principal object of the invention is to provide a chair or divan especially one of the upholstered or overstufied type, whose arm rests are convertible into tables for writing, support ing refreshments, or the like, by virtue of a pair of coaxial plates or boards hinged together along one edge so that one may be moved to overlie the other in one position and become parallel with the latter in another position. The movable board is upholstered on one side while the opposite side, as is the exposed side of a companion board is appropriately finished to constitute jointly with the other a table top in which the flanges of the hinges, preferably of the piano type, are countersunk.

Another object of the invention is to provide a combination arm rest and utility table for upholstered chairs, divans and the like as well as a magazine or utility storage recess which, when the table elements are in collapsed or folded position afford a closure for the storage recess or well and present the same pleasing appearance as when in extended position to form a table.

With the foregoing objects as paramount, the invention has further reference to certain features of accomplishment which will become apparent as the description proceeds, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein:

Figure l is a perspective view of an overstuffed chair equipped with the convertible arm rests of the invention.

Figure 2 is a fragmentary elevational view of either an arm chair or divan with parts broken away to disclose the storage well or compartment and the construction of the elements constituting the folding table, and

Figure 3 is a View similar to Figure 2 on a reduced scale and showing the elements of the folding table in raised position.

Continuing with a more detailed description of the drawing, it is first pointed out that the convertible arm rest and storage compartment described herein may be made applicable to any article of furniture, upholstered or otherwise, having an arm rest. However, it is considered that the invention will find more extensive use on parlor and living room furniture in cases where refreshments may be informally served or for impromptu letter writing and the like.

With the foregoing in View, reference numeral III denotes a chair, divan or settee of the upholstered type which has a box or receptacle II built onto the same, the upper portion of which constitutes an arm rest. In conventional construction the arm rest is padded with a suitable material. This is true also of the arm rest I'2 of the invention but in the latter case, and as shown, the padding material or cap I3 is applied to a plate or board I I whose opposite surface is finished to present a pleasing appearance when it becomes one half section of the complete table top in a manner to be presently described. The said box or receptable forms a compartment for magazines and other articles.

As a base for the arm rest I2, when serving as such, a plate or board I5 of equal dimensions and correspondingly finished on top, is hinged at I5a to the top of the receptacle II of the chair or divan I0 and to board I5 is hinged at I6 to the outer edge of the companion board I I, the boards I4 and I5 being considered to be in folded position. It will be observed that a piano type hinge is employed for strength and to insure a smooth table surface, the hinge is inverted and its flanges are countersunk into the material of the boards I4 and '15. When folded, the boards jointly serve to close the receptacle II.

In Figure 1, one of the table boards I4 is shown as overlying and partially concealing the supporting or stationary board I5, 50 that its padded side will be upright and serve as an arm rest. The companion table board is displaced to lie on a plane flush with the supporting board I5, to serve with the latter, as a table.

It is obvious that should the exposed edges of the boards I4 and I5, when collapsed, be objectionable, concealment thereof may be effected by providing a reversible ruffle (not shown) about the edge of the displaceable table I4, although appropropriate design of exposed woodwork may render such concealment immaterial.

Manife stly, the construction as shown and. described is capable of some modification and such modification as may be construed to fall within the scope and meaning of the appended claim is also considered to be within the spirit and intent of the invention.

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In a chair construction, an end frame defining a receptacle having an open top, a horizontal board hinged along one edge of the inner edge of the top of said receptacle and adapted to close the same in one position, said board being 2,494,838 3 hingedly displaceable to a second position in- REFERENCES CITED wardly of said frame and provided with a finished The following references are of record in the upper surface, a second board hinged co-extenme of this patent: sively along one edge to the edge of said first board opposite said hinged edge thereof, having 5 UNITED STATES PA'I'ENTS one side upholstered and the opposite side fin- Number Name Date ished in corresponding relation to said first board 1,533,219 Sugerman Apr. 14' 1925 and capable of being folded to overlie he la er in one position and to lie in flush plane therewith FOREIGN PATENTS in another position outwardly of said frame. 10 Number Country t 443,145 Great Britain Feb. 24, 1936 JOHN R. SLAUGHTER- 443,562 Germany Apr. 27, 1927

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DE864313C (en) * 1949-04-27 1953-01-22 Wolfgang Jastrzembski In a single or double bed convertible couch
US2841212A (en) * 1956-01-18 1958-07-01 Gen Motors Corp Folding extensible arm rest
US3298735A (en) * 1966-01-21 1967-01-17 Room A Rama Combination easy chair and table
FR2391681A1 (en) * 1977-05-23 1978-12-22 Bremshey Ag folding table for armrests or side walls of seats, especially of passenger seats
US5022706A (en) * 1990-05-14 1991-06-11 Bryan Jed A Adjustable keyboard chair
US5074617A (en) * 1988-05-03 1991-12-24 Len Maxwell Storage compartment for wheelchair
US5207477A (en) * 1988-05-03 1993-05-04 Len Maxwell Storage compartment for wheelchair
US5735573A (en) * 1996-08-20 1998-04-07 Vredevoogd; Jon D. Chair with power seat
US5845965A (en) * 1997-01-16 1998-12-08 Ford Motor Company Adjustable armrest for automobile console
US6106058A (en) * 1999-06-18 2000-08-22 Kenneth C. Sur Chair or sofa with refrigerated compartment
US6631774B2 (en) * 2000-07-06 2003-10-14 Suzuki Motor Corporation Electric motor vehicle
EP1582117A1 (en) * 2004-03-30 2005-10-05 Combi Corporation Seat for a child
US20070145791A1 (en) * 2005-12-22 2007-06-28 Recaro Aircraft Seating Gmbh & Co. Kg Locking device for a tray table system in a seat, in particular an aircraft passenger seat
US20080054688A1 (en) * 2006-09-05 2008-03-06 Cabot Longnecker Reclining office chair cushioning system
US20090107366A1 (en) * 2007-10-24 2009-04-30 Armand Fissette Foldable table for aircraft interiors
US20090243352A1 (en) * 2008-03-17 2009-10-01 Societe Industrielle Et Commerciale De Materiel Aeronautique-Sicma Aero Seat Secure herringbone arrangement for the armrest of a seat, seat and two seat assembly provided with such an arrangement
US20110163575A1 (en) * 2004-08-16 2011-07-07 Kramer Kenneth L Chair with movable arms and tables sections
US20130264847A1 (en) * 2012-04-06 2013-10-10 Keith Neal Pugh Furniture with integrated lap desk
US20140310879A1 (en) * 2013-04-17 2014-10-23 Jill Rox Sofa-bed air mattress combination
US9681753B1 (en) * 2015-12-09 2017-06-20 Keith Rudolph Combination cooler support and drink display device
US9895000B2 (en) * 2016-03-08 2018-02-20 Ellen Hassman Chair with gravity feed beverage can dispenser

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US1533219A (en) * 1922-08-17 1925-04-14 Sugerman Philip Combination furniture
DE443562C (en) * 1927-04-27 Franz Walter Wania upholstered seat
GB443145A (en) * 1935-04-29 1936-02-24 Joseph Pryce Griffiths Improvements in and relating to chairs, settees and the like articles of furniture

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DE443562C (en) * 1927-04-27 Franz Walter Wania upholstered seat
US1533219A (en) * 1922-08-17 1925-04-14 Sugerman Philip Combination furniture
GB443145A (en) * 1935-04-29 1936-02-24 Joseph Pryce Griffiths Improvements in and relating to chairs, settees and the like articles of furniture

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DE864313C (en) * 1949-04-27 1953-01-22 Wolfgang Jastrzembski In a single or double bed convertible couch
US2841212A (en) * 1956-01-18 1958-07-01 Gen Motors Corp Folding extensible arm rest
US3298735A (en) * 1966-01-21 1967-01-17 Room A Rama Combination easy chair and table
FR2391681A1 (en) * 1977-05-23 1978-12-22 Bremshey Ag folding table for armrests or side walls of seats, especially of passenger seats
US5074617A (en) * 1988-05-03 1991-12-24 Len Maxwell Storage compartment for wheelchair
US5207477A (en) * 1988-05-03 1993-05-04 Len Maxwell Storage compartment for wheelchair
US5022706A (en) * 1990-05-14 1991-06-11 Bryan Jed A Adjustable keyboard chair
US5735573A (en) * 1996-08-20 1998-04-07 Vredevoogd; Jon D. Chair with power seat
US5845965A (en) * 1997-01-16 1998-12-08 Ford Motor Company Adjustable armrest for automobile console
US6106058A (en) * 1999-06-18 2000-08-22 Kenneth C. Sur Chair or sofa with refrigerated compartment
US6276753B1 (en) 1999-06-18 2001-08-21 Kenneth C. Sur Chair or sofa with refrigerated compartment
US6631774B2 (en) * 2000-07-06 2003-10-14 Suzuki Motor Corporation Electric motor vehicle
CN100584247C (en) 2004-03-30 2010-01-27 康贝株式会社 Seat for a child
US20050218705A1 (en) * 2004-03-30 2005-10-06 Combi Corporation Seat for a child
EP1582117A1 (en) * 2004-03-30 2005-10-05 Combi Corporation Seat for a child
US7407232B2 (en) * 2004-03-30 2008-08-05 Combi Corporation Seat for a child
US8419124B2 (en) * 2004-08-16 2013-04-16 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Chair with movable arms and tables sections
US20110163575A1 (en) * 2004-08-16 2011-07-07 Kramer Kenneth L Chair with movable arms and tables sections
US20070145791A1 (en) * 2005-12-22 2007-06-28 Recaro Aircraft Seating Gmbh & Co. Kg Locking device for a tray table system in a seat, in particular an aircraft passenger seat
US20080054688A1 (en) * 2006-09-05 2008-03-06 Cabot Longnecker Reclining office chair cushioning system
US7966952B2 (en) * 2007-10-24 2011-06-28 Embraer—Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. Foldable table for aircraft interiors
US20090107366A1 (en) * 2007-10-24 2009-04-30 Armand Fissette Foldable table for aircraft interiors
US20090243352A1 (en) * 2008-03-17 2009-10-01 Societe Industrielle Et Commerciale De Materiel Aeronautique-Sicma Aero Seat Secure herringbone arrangement for the armrest of a seat, seat and two seat assembly provided with such an arrangement
US8690254B2 (en) * 2008-03-17 2014-04-08 Zodiac Seats France Secure herringbone arrangement for the armrest of a seat, seat and two seat assembly provided with such an arrangement
US9067681B2 (en) 2008-03-17 2015-06-30 Zodiac Seats France Secure herringbone arrangement for the armrest of a seat, seat and two seat assembly provided with such an arrangement
US20130264847A1 (en) * 2012-04-06 2013-10-10 Keith Neal Pugh Furniture with integrated lap desk
US20140310879A1 (en) * 2013-04-17 2014-10-23 Jill Rox Sofa-bed air mattress combination
US9681753B1 (en) * 2015-12-09 2017-06-20 Keith Rudolph Combination cooler support and drink display device
US9895000B2 (en) * 2016-03-08 2018-02-20 Ellen Hassman Chair with gravity feed beverage can dispenser

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