US2714418A - Contour chair with movable padded seat - Google Patents

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US2714418A
US2714418A US335877A US33587753A US2714418A US 2714418 A US2714418 A US 2714418A US 335877 A US335877 A US 335877A US 33587753 A US33587753 A US 33587753A US 2714418 A US2714418 A US 2714418A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C17/00Sofas; Couches; Beds
    • A47C17/04Seating furniture, e.g. sofas, couches, settees, or the like, with movable parts changeable to beds; Chair beds
    • A47C17/16Seating furniture changeable to beds by tilting or pivoting the back-rest
    • A47C17/20Seating furniture changeable to beds by tilting or pivoting the back-rest thereby uncovering one or more auxiliary parts previously hidden
    • A47C17/207Seating furniture changeable to beds by tilting or pivoting the back-rest thereby uncovering one or more auxiliary parts previously hidden with seat cushion consisting of multiple superposed parts, at least one lower hidden part being used to form part of the bed surface
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
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L. C. MALCO CONTOUR CHAIR WITH MOVABLE PADDED SEAT Origi al Filed Feb. 15 1951 [raw/4 [0 a M4150,
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United States Patent Original application February 15, 1951, Serial No. 246,757, now Patent No. 2,650,644, dated September 1, 1953. Divided and this application February 9, 1953, Serial No. 335,877
1 Claim. (Cl. 155-105) This application is a division of my co-pending application for Contour Chair With Movable Padded Seat, Serial No. 246,757, filed February 15, 1951, now Patent No. 2,650,644, granted September 1, 1953.
This invention relates to a contour chair which has a padded seat and in which either the entire seat portion of the chair or a part of that seat may be moved from its normal resting position on the bottom of the chair to a position either somewhat elevated from the base of the chair and forwardly of its normal position, or it may be swung so that the seat is entirely forward of the chair. In this manner, a contour chair may be provided in which the legs of the user are elevated or the user may recline in the chair.
An object of my invention is to provide a contour chair in which the padded or upholstered seat of the chair is so mounted that it can be swung upwardly and forwardly above the level of the bottom or frame of the chair.
Another object of my invention is to provide a novel contour chair of the character stated, in which there is provided a movable padded seat cushion, the chair structure below this seat cushion being also padded or upholstered so that in use as a contour chair the user is provided with an upholstered or padded seat portion.
Other objects, advantages and features of invention may appear from the accompanying drawing, the subjoined detailed description and the appended claim.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a contour chair embodying my invention and with the parts in position of a normal living room chair.
Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1, but with parts broken away to show the mounting means for the seat portion.
Figure 3 is a side elevation of a contour chair embodying my invention and showing the seat portion swung upwardly and forwardly from its normal position.
Figure 4 is a side elevation of my contour chair with the parts in extended position so that the user assumes a reclining position.
Figure 5 is a side elevation of a modified form of mounting means for the seat cushion.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, the numeral 1 indicates the usual chair frame or base with the usual legs, which also may include arms 2, if desired. These arms rise from the base 1 in the usual and well known manner. The top or seat portion 3 of the base is padded or upholstered for a reason to be subsequently described. The upholstered area 3 is approximately onehalf of the normal height of a seat of a chair, the purpose of this arrangement being that when the seat cushion or pad, to be subsequently described, is placed on the seat portion 3, then a normal chair height is obtained.
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A back 4 is pivotally attached to the base 1 by a hinge 5 and this hinge may be of the spring or clamp type, and may include a nut or knob 6, which is used to clamp the parts of the hinge together for the purpose of holding the back or other parts in their adjusted position. The front face 7 of the back 4 is also padded or upholstered in the usual manner of living room furniture.
A seat cushion 8 is mounted on the base 1 by means of a pair of straps or links 9, the upper end of each of the links being pivotally attached to the cushion 8 and the lower end of the link being pivotally secured to the frame 1, as *shown at 10, the pivot 10 being a hinge or pivot pin. The pivot 10 is part of a hinge 5 and the nut 6 screws onto the pivot pin 10 to clamp the plates or rings of the hinge together to hold the parts in desired adjusted position. The hinge is of the type shown in my Patent No. 2,630,855, dated March 10, 1953. The upper face of the seat 8 is padded or upholstered, as shown at 11, and in the position of the cushion shown in Figures 1 and 2 the chair has the appearance of a usual living room piece of furniture.
If it is desired to utilize the chair as a contour type, then the knobs 6 are loosened and the cushion 8 is moved upwardly and forwardly to the position shown in Figure 3. The occupant now sits on the padded portion 3 and his back rests against the curved upholstered portion 7 while the feet and legs rest on the top of the cushion 8, thus a comfortable contour type of chair is provided. The cushion 8 can pivot on the links 9, thus assuming a proper angle conforming with the position of the occupant of the chair.
In Figure 4 the back 4 has been dropped its maximum amount and the cushion 8 has been swung forwardly its maximum amount, thus a chair position is provided in which the occupant can recline.
In Figure 5 the cushion 8 is mounted on the base 1 by means of pairs of links 1213 on each side of the chair, the lower end of the links being pivotally secured to the base 1 by clamp hinges. With this arrangement, the angle of the cushion 8 in its forward position is con trolled and the cushion 8 is, therefore, not free swinging or pivotally mounted, as shown in Figures 1 to 4, inclusive.
Having described my invention, I claim:
A contour chair with movable padded seat comprising a base, said base having depending legs and a fixed padded seat at the top thereof, a back, the front of said back being padded, means pivotally securing said back to the base, said means being clampable to hold the back in upright position, a padded seat cushion resting on the fixed padded seat and covering the entire top surface of the fixed padded seat in one position of the cushion, a pair of links one on each side of the seat cushion, each link being pivotally secured to the cushion at one end thereof and pivotally secured to the base at the other end thereof, said seat cushion being movable upwardly and forwardly relative to the base and into a plane above the fixed padded seat and being pivotable about the pivotal mounting of said padded seat cushion on the links, and clamp means engaging said links to hold said links in adjusted positions.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 107,525 Morstatt et al Sept. 20, 1870
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US2880784A (en) * 1955-08-15 1959-04-07 Ward J Navelle Reclining chair
US4804224A (en) * 1988-06-27 1989-02-14 Stapf Wayne C Reclining bench
US5584530A (en) * 1993-09-30 1996-12-17 Ultra-Mek, Inc. Seating unit with storage receptacle
CH692440A5 (en) * 1998-02-18 2002-06-28 Sede Ag De Upholstered chair has a footrest, which is swung in and out of use without altering the height of the upholstered seat, through a swing and raising/lowering linkage at the frame
US6367873B1 (en) * 1999-06-04 2002-04-09 Nemschoff Chairs, Inc. Extensible seating article and mechanism
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