US3494660A - Reclining chair structure - Google Patents

Reclining chair structure Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3494660A
US3494660A US717105A US3494660DA US3494660A US 3494660 A US3494660 A US 3494660A US 717105 A US717105 A US 717105A US 3494660D A US3494660D A US 3494660DA US 3494660 A US3494660 A US 3494660A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
chair
reclining
corner sections
leg rest
leg
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
US717105A
Inventor
Lloyd O Caldemeyer
Daniel F Caldemeyer
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
DANIEL F CALDEMEYER
LLOYD O CALDEMEYER
Original Assignee
DANIEL F CALDEMEYER
LLOYD O CALDEMEYER
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by DANIEL F CALDEMEYER, LLOYD O CALDEMEYER filed Critical DANIEL F CALDEMEYER
Priority to US71710568A priority Critical
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US3494660A publication Critical patent/US3494660A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical Current

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C1/00Chairs adapted for special purposes
    • A47C1/02Reclining or easy chairs
    • A47C1/031Reclining or easy chairs having coupled concurrently adjustable supporting parts
    • A47C1/034Reclining or easy chairs having coupled concurrently adjustable supporting parts the parts including a leg-rest or foot-rest

Description

F 10, 0 O.DCAZLYDEYMEYER TY r 3,
RECLINING CHAIR STRUCTURE Filed March 29, 1968 INVENTORS Aura 0. CIMDEMIPIR DHAIILL F. C'filDfMtVER United States Patent 3,494,660 RECLINING CHAIR STRUCTURE Lloyd 0. Caldemeyer, 3815 E. Mulberry St. 47713, and Daniel F. Caldemeyer, 4300 Jennings Lane 47712, both of Evansville, Ind.
Filed Mar. 29, 1968, Ser. No. 717,105 Int. Cl. A47c 1/02 US. Cl. 297-68 4 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A reclining chair characterized by front corner sections mounted on and movable with the leg rest structure, providing improved chair styling and tailoring, more effective reclining action and manufacturing economies.
As is known, chairs of the type which are reclinable only and which combine both rocking and reclining features, such as those respectively described and claimed in the Caldemeyer et al. United States Patent 3,083,996, granted Apr. 2, 1963, and entitled Reclining Chair, and in the Caldemeyer et al. United States Patent No. 3,371,- 958, granted Mar. 5, 1968, and entitled Combination Reclining and Rocking Chair, are quite popular.
As an added feature to the use, styling and manufacturing of such type of chair, the invention separates the vertically extending front corner sections of the chair from the chair arms and mounts each on the movable leg rest structure. Importantly, such arrangement simplifies the upholstering of the front of the chair, particularly in the type of chair having an angling or downwardly curving portion from each of the arms to the plane of the seat cushion.
Additionally, to provide further enjoyment and comfort to the user of the chair, the added weight on the leg rest structure affords even more stability and ease during movement of the chair into its various reclining positions. Moreover, the invention lends itself to various advanced styling changes, as, the use of a T-front design, resulting in even more customer acceptance. The use of a T-front design has been limited heretofore in chairs of this general type.
A better understanding of the present invention will become more apparent from the following description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, wherein:
FIG. 1 is a top plan view, partly fragmentary, showing the invention embodied in a typical reclining chair;
FIG. 2 is a view in side elevation, also partly fragmentary, of the chair of FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a fragmentary view in side elevation, showing further details of the invention when the chair is in an extended or reclined position;
FIG. 4 illustrates the chair of FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 in perspective, and in a reclined position; and,
FIG. 5 is a fragmentary view in perspective showing an alternative chair embodiment.
For the purposes of promoting an understanding of the principles of the invention, reference will now be made to the embodiments illustrated in the drawing and specific language will be used to describe the same. It will nevertheless be understood that no limitation of the scope of the invention is thereby intended, such alterations and further modifications in the illustrated devices, and such further applications of the principles of the invention as illustrated therein being contemplated as would normally occur to one skilled in the art to which the invention relates.
Referring now to FIGS. 1 to 4, inclusive, and as mentioned hereabove, the invention is described in connection with an upholstered chair having reclining structure, be-
3,494,660 Patented Feb. 10, 1970 ing of the type generally identified in the stated patents. For this reason, it is not deemed necessary to describe the mechanics of the chair structure in detail, other than to state that the chair has either legs 12, when a reclining chair only, or a fixed or stationary frame portion and a movable frame portion mounted directly thereon (not shown), when a combination reclining and rocking chair. The chair frame includes side arm portions 15 and 17, a seat portion 19 and a back portion 21. Additionally, for reasons of clarity, a showing of upholstery is mostly omitted, but it should be understood that such may assume any desired ornamentation.
A leg rest structure 22 is disposed in front of the seat portion 19, being defined by two movable leg supporting members 22a and 221). In this latter connection, the leg supporting member 22a of the movable leg rest structure 22 is in a revealed position when the chair is non-extended. On the other hand, the member 22b of the foot rest structure 22 is in a concealed position when the chair is non-extended.
In any event, and by way of explanation, by the shifting of weight, the occupant of the chair can effect its movement into various reclined positions, where FIG. 1 shows an unreclined or non-extended position and FIG. 4 shows a reclined or extended position. The structure for effecting movement of the leg rest structure 22 is described in the aforesaid Caldemeyer et al. United States Patent No. 3,371,958, and no further explanation is believed necessary herein, excepting, with reference to FIG. 3, certain of the pivotal frame members 22c, 22d and 22s are shown to illustrate a portion of the supporting arrangement.
The front corner sections 25 and 27, which formerly defined the fronts of the arm portions 15 and 17, respectively, and were integral therewith, are, in accordance with the invention, separate members, and independently movable with respect to the arm portions 15 and 17. As is apparent from the drawing, the front corner sections 25 and 27 may each typically have a top surface in substantially the same plane as the top surface of the seat portion 19. Moreover, and by Way of illustration, the front corner sections 25 and 27 may each be rounded or curved, but, of course, any other plan or elevation configuration would be adaptable to the invention, including narrowing the lateral dimension.
With the front corner sections 25 and 27 each respectively separate from the arm portions 15 and 17, the front surface 15a and 17a of each arm portion is generally vertical with respect to the chair supporting surface, and flat, permitting ease in applying upholstery during the maunfacturing operation. The latter is an important advantage of the invention, in that any awkward upholstering of curved or otherwise shaped surfaces is omitted.
In a typical form of the invention, each of the front corner sections 25 and 27 has a notched portion in which the leg supporting member 22a of the leg rest structure 22 is secured. In other words, the front corner sections 25 and 27 and the leg supporting member 22a form an assembled unit, where the front corner sections 25 and 27 are then movable with the leg rest structure 22. As is evident from the drawing, when the chair is in a nonextended position, the leg supporting member 22b is disposed beneath the seat portion 19, While the top surface of each of the front corner sections 25 and 27 are aligned with the top surface of the seat portion 19.
The invention provides another important feature to the chair by the fact that the added weight, by reason of the front corner sections 25 and 27, to the leg rest structure 22, affords more stability and improved ease in operation to a desired extended or reclined position. In this latter connection, and as stated, it will be noted that the leg supporting member 22b of the foot rest structure 22 becomes revealed as the chair is put into a reclined position (see FIGS. 3 and 4).
Where a two-part leg rest structure is not utilized, a chair embodiment of the type as shown in FIG. 5 is achieved, the leg supporting member being broken for for space reasons. In this connection, the same or a similar type of mounting arrangement can be employed, as in the invention embodiment of FIGS. 1 to 4, inclusive. The operation, as well as the desired styling and manufacturing effects, are equally achieved.
From the preceding, it should be understood that the invention provides even more advantages to the popular reclining or combination reclining and rocking types of chair. As mentioned, the invention permits ready and more effective use, because of the added weight on the leg rest structure, and, additionally, manufacturing is expedited, as well as the improving of styling and tailoring by elimination of gaps, seams, skirt alignment and wear problems. Moreover, the invention serves to provide concealment of the mechanism of the leg rest structure, almost eliminating the viewing of any steel, and further affords a safety feature against injury from scissor action.
We claim:
1. In a chair having arm portions, a movable seat and back portion, and a leg rest structure movable from a non-extented to an extended position, and arrangement comprising front corner sections of said chair extending downwardly from substantially the top surface of said seat portion, separated from said arm portions and mounted on an movable with said leg rest structure.
2. The chair of claim 1 where said leg rest structure has at least one leg supporting member and where said front corner sections are mounted onto said at least one leg supporting member.
3. The chair of claim 1 where the front surface of each arm section is fiat and the rear surfaces of the separate front corner sections are flat.
4. The chair of claim 1 where said top surface of said seat portion and the top surfaces of said front corner sections combine to simulate a T-cushion configuration.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS FOREIGN PATENTS 629,617 10/ 1961 Canada.
JAMES T. MCCALL, Primary Examiner US. Cl. X.R. 297-75
US717105A 1968-03-29 1968-03-29 Reclining chair structure Expired - Lifetime US3494660A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US71710568A true 1968-03-29 1968-03-29

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3494660A true US3494660A (en) 1970-02-10

Family

ID=24880726

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US717105A Expired - Lifetime US3494660A (en) 1968-03-29 1968-03-29 Reclining chair structure

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US3494660A (en)

Cited By (12)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4570996A (en) * 1983-03-24 1986-02-18 Parma Corporation Footrest assembly for recliner chairs
US4660883A (en) * 1985-10-16 1987-04-28 Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, Inc. Safety platform arrangement for recliner
US4669778A (en) * 1983-03-24 1987-06-02 Parma Corporation Footrest assembly for recliner chairs
US5388886A (en) * 1993-08-09 1995-02-14 La-Z-Boy Chair Co. Dual leg rest assembly
US5419611A (en) * 1992-10-09 1995-05-30 Super Sagless Corporation Footrest assembly for reclining chair
US5503453A (en) * 1993-05-27 1996-04-02 La-Z-Boy Chair Company Two-way high-leg recliner
US5582457A (en) * 1993-08-09 1996-12-10 La-Z-Boy Chair Company Dual leg rest assembly
US5845961A (en) * 1993-08-09 1998-12-08 La-Z-Boy Incorporated Dual leg rest assembly having selectable height ottoman
US6135559A (en) * 1997-07-31 2000-10-24 Hickory Springs Manufacturing Co. Seat back reclining mechanism adaptable to chairs with stationary or movable seats
WO2004100687A1 (en) * 2003-05-09 2004-11-25 Formax, Inc. Knockout cup for patty-forming machine
US9504328B2 (en) * 2011-03-30 2016-11-29 American Leather Operations, Llc Reclining chair
US10045625B2 (en) * 2015-11-30 2018-08-14 Charles Johnson Recliner footrest extension system and method

Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US629617A (en) * 1897-08-18 1899-07-25 Frederick O Conant Rotary retort.
US2670030A (en) * 1953-04-30 1954-02-23 Richardson Franklin Reclining article of furniture
US3400975A (en) * 1967-02-01 1968-09-10 Royal Dev Co Footrest and associated linkage for chair

Patent Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US629617A (en) * 1897-08-18 1899-07-25 Frederick O Conant Rotary retort.
US2670030A (en) * 1953-04-30 1954-02-23 Richardson Franklin Reclining article of furniture
US3400975A (en) * 1967-02-01 1968-09-10 Royal Dev Co Footrest and associated linkage for chair

Cited By (14)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4570996A (en) * 1983-03-24 1986-02-18 Parma Corporation Footrest assembly for recliner chairs
US4669778A (en) * 1983-03-24 1987-06-02 Parma Corporation Footrest assembly for recliner chairs
US4660883A (en) * 1985-10-16 1987-04-28 Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, Inc. Safety platform arrangement for recliner
US5419611A (en) * 1992-10-09 1995-05-30 Super Sagless Corporation Footrest assembly for reclining chair
US5503453A (en) * 1993-05-27 1996-04-02 La-Z-Boy Chair Company Two-way high-leg recliner
US5388886A (en) * 1993-08-09 1995-02-14 La-Z-Boy Chair Co. Dual leg rest assembly
US5582457A (en) * 1993-08-09 1996-12-10 La-Z-Boy Chair Company Dual leg rest assembly
US5845961A (en) * 1993-08-09 1998-12-08 La-Z-Boy Incorporated Dual leg rest assembly having selectable height ottoman
US6135559A (en) * 1997-07-31 2000-10-24 Hickory Springs Manufacturing Co. Seat back reclining mechanism adaptable to chairs with stationary or movable seats
WO2004100687A1 (en) * 2003-05-09 2004-11-25 Formax, Inc. Knockout cup for patty-forming machine
US9504328B2 (en) * 2011-03-30 2016-11-29 American Leather Operations, Llc Reclining chair
US10251484B2 (en) 2011-03-30 2019-04-09 American Leather Operations, Llc Reclining chair
US10966526B2 (en) 2011-03-30 2021-04-06 American Leather Operations, Llc Reclining chair
US10045625B2 (en) * 2015-11-30 2018-08-14 Charles Johnson Recliner footrest extension system and method

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US2745468A (en) Chair with resilient tilting seat and back
US5169208A (en) Chaise lounge recliner chair
US5354116A (en) Reclining chair with articulating linkage for padded intermediate ottoman
US3494660A (en) Reclining chair structure
US3179466A (en) Reclining chair
US2482306A (en) Tilting chair
US2570000A (en) Chair construction comprising a base and a chair frame resiliently suspended therefrom
US3162483A (en) Rocker chair with tau-cushion seat construction
US2610329A (en) Convertible bed and davenport
US2313559A (en) Chair
US1934307A (en) Seat
US3332718A (en) Swinging chair
US2280732A (en) Convertible rocking chair
US2645788A (en) Sofa bed with shiftable back
US2996332A (en) Reclining type lounging chair having a retractable disappearing headrest
US2143098A (en) Reclining chair
US3275374A (en) Upholstered furniture comprising a head rest
US3030147A (en) Spring seat
US2606595A (en) Resiliently supported tilting chair
US2149350A (en) Cushion construction
US3031228A (en) Chaise, lounge and the like
US1576613A (en) Chair
US2246893A (en) Chair seat
US1942301A (en) Furniture
US2982340A (en) Reclining chair headrest constructions