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US3555581A
US3555581A US3555581DA US3555581A US 3555581 A US3555581 A US 3555581A US 3555581D A US3555581D A US 3555581DA US 3555581 A US3555581 A US 3555581A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C27/00Spring, stuffed or fluid mattresses or cushions specially adapted for chairs, beds or sofas
    • A47C27/001Spring, stuffed or fluid mattresses or cushions specially adapted for chairs, beds or sofas with several cushions, mattresses or the like, to be put together in one cover
    • 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
    • A47C17/045Seating furniture having loose or by fabric hinge connected cushions changeable to beds
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C3/00Chairs characterised by structural features; Chairs or stools with rotatable or vertically-adjustable seats
    • A47C3/16Chairs characterised by structural features; Chairs or stools with rotatable or vertically-adjustable seats of legless type, e.g. with seat directly resting on the floor; Hassocks; Pouffes

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THE INVENTION RELATES TO A MATERIAL COMPRISING SEVERAL PANELS OF CELLULAR MATERIAL CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER IN A HINGED MANNER ON THEIR OPPOSITE CORNERS PLACED DIAGONALLY, SO THAT WHEN OPENED OUT THE HINGES OF THE PANELS ARE ALTERNATELY ON THE TOP AND UNDERNEATH THE MATTRESS, THE PANEL OF ONE OF THE ENDS OF THE MATTRESS BEING ABLE TO BE THINNER THAN THE OTHERS AND THE PANELS OF THE OTHER END OF THE MATTRESS ABLE TO COMPRISE A RIGID PANEL.

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Jan. 19, 1971 Filed June 26, 1968 C. FRIANT 3,555,581

MATTRESS 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 w an N an -| I .52" l -l INVENTOR CHARLES FRIANT BY Ga/Mir W ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,555,581 MATTRESS Charles Friant, Rue Max Jacob, Quimper, France Filed June 26, 1968, Ser. No. 740,296 Claims priority, applic1a1ti60n France, July 31, 1967,

Int. c1. A m 27/22 US. Cl. 357 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Mattresses are already known which consist of three panels of cellular material which are placed in protecting bags, and connected to each other, for instance by means of a zip fastener, so that the two end panels can be turned back on the central one for tidying.

Nevertheless, the diffusing of an article of this kind is very limited, seeing that, on the one hand, it can only be used as a mattress, and on the other, that the space required in the folded position is still very considerable.

The present invention specifically has the object of obviating these disadvantages, and relates, to this end, to a mattress comprising several panels of cellular materials, characterized in that said panels are connected to each other in a hinged manner on their opposite corners, placed diagonally, so that when opened out the hinges of the panels are alternately on the top and on the underneath of the mattress, enabling a convertible mattress to be obtained that can be placed on a small space on the ground.

The invention also relates to characteristics arising out of the description and claims hereafter, as well as to the attached drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 shows this mattress in the opened-out position seen from above,

FIG. 2 is an underneath view of FIG. 1,

FIG. 3 shows a side view of a mattress ready for use,

FIG. 4 shows the mattress arranged in the shape of a bench,

FIG. 5 shows this mattress in a sofa position,

FIG. 6 shows the mattress in an armchair position.

The present invention consequently has the object of producing a mattress of cellular material that is comfortable, can be put away on small floor space, and can also be quickly converted for various uses such as a bench, sofa, armchair, etc.

In the example of embodiment shown in the attached drawings, the mattress comprises five panels of the same thickness, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and an end panel -6 which is thinner than panels 1 to 5'.

This number of panels enables a mattress of convenient dimensions to be obtained, able to be converted into several articles.

To this end, panels 1 to 6 are connected to each other in a hinged manner on their opposite corners, diagonally, so that when the mattress is opened out these hinges are lCC placed alternately on the top and on the underneath of the mattress.

Thus, the hinge 7 connecting panels 1 and 2 is placed on the top of the mattress, while hinge 8 connecting panels 2 and 3 is placed on the underneath of the mattress and so on for the hinges 9, 10 and 11.

It will be noticed that the fact of the number of panels used, means that the two end hinges 7 and 11 are situated on the same side of the mattress.

Owing to this embodiment, the thinner panel 6 connected to panel '5 by the hinge 11 situated on the top face of the mattress can be turned down on this panel 5, so as to form the pillow of the mattress as shown in FIG. 3.

Moreover, owing to the alternate position of the hinges 7 to 11, it is possible to turn down the various panels on each other, in order to form a bench as shown in FIG. 4.

According to another characteristic of the invention, the end panel 1 comprises on its lower face a rigid panel 12, made of wood, plastic or the like, which, owing to its arrangement, comes underneath the bench (see FIG. 4) formed by turning back the various panels on each other. By reversing the mattress assembly thus turned back, the panel 12 is placed on the top so as to make a shelf.

Also, owing to this particular construction of the mattress, it is possible to fold the panels back as shown in FIG. 5 so as to use the mattress as a sofa; in this case panel '2 acts as a back and is held in position by panel 1 rigidified by panel 12.

The panel 12' will itself be held by its lower edge 13 on the panel 16 by means of any means such as hooks, gussets, buttons or other means.

Also, the mattress can be arranged in the manner shown in FIG. 6, so as to make a drawing-room chair, the upper face 6 of the panel 6 being used as a seat, (whereas the panel 12 which is also on top can be used as a dumb-waiter or shelf.

What I claim is:

1. A mattress comprising several panels of cellular materials, characterized in that said panels are connected to one another so as to be hinged alternately in succession on their diagonally-opposite corner edges from one end of the mattress to the opposite end thereof so that when they are spread out, the hinges of the panels are alternately on the top and bottom of the mattress from end to end thereof, the cellular panel at one of the ends of the mattress being thinner than the others, while the cellular panel at the other end has a panel of rigid material on the face of that end panel which is on the opposite side from the face which is hinged to the adjacent panel whereby to provide a mattress which can be converted into a settee, shelf or chair.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 998,344 7/1911 Keightley et al. 5357X 3,360,806 l/1968 Dunaway 5--352X FOREIGN PATENTS 101 l/ 1906 Great Britain 5-357 3,311 2/1906 Great Britain 5-357 CASMIR A. NUNBERG, Primary Examiner U-$- X-R,

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US3742526A (en) * 1972-02-07 1973-07-03 Parsons D Combination chair and chaise lounge
US3766577A (en) * 1972-05-15 1973-10-23 J Stewart Convertible sofa-bed without integral support structure
US3902759A (en) * 1973-03-22 1975-09-02 Maurizio Monteforte Convertible easy chair
US4114964A (en) * 1977-05-18 1978-09-19 Coster Charles S Module for forming articles of furniture
US4173045A (en) * 1977-06-10 1979-11-06 Osborn L Earl Combination sofa and bed
US4293965A (en) * 1980-06-02 1981-10-13 Hrubec Margaret C Unitary furniture element
US4442556A (en) * 1983-03-01 1984-04-17 Craigie William A Sofa bed with inflatable mattress
US4473254A (en) * 1981-05-26 1984-09-25 The Sherwood Corporation Lawn chair
US4521052A (en) * 1982-09-20 1985-06-04 Spalding & Evenflo Companies, Inc. Booster seat
US4905330A (en) * 1989-02-23 1990-03-06 Jacobs Lawrence I Combination furniture and exercise device
US5950260A (en) * 1997-02-21 1999-09-14 Dees; Kent L. Pleated unitary work mat with headrest
US7036162B1 (en) * 2003-09-10 2006-05-02 Gatten Kenneth W Cooling mattress for sunbathing
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US3736023A (en) * 1972-02-02 1973-05-29 W L Lyons Portable footstool and lounge chair combination
US3742526A (en) * 1972-02-07 1973-07-03 Parsons D Combination chair and chaise lounge
US3740774A (en) * 1972-02-09 1973-06-26 Burris Industries Sofa bed
US3766577A (en) * 1972-05-15 1973-10-23 J Stewart Convertible sofa-bed without integral support structure
US3902759A (en) * 1973-03-22 1975-09-02 Maurizio Monteforte Convertible easy chair
US4114964A (en) * 1977-05-18 1978-09-19 Coster Charles S Module for forming articles of furniture
US4173045A (en) * 1977-06-10 1979-11-06 Osborn L Earl Combination sofa and bed
US4293965A (en) * 1980-06-02 1981-10-13 Hrubec Margaret C Unitary furniture element
US4473254A (en) * 1981-05-26 1984-09-25 The Sherwood Corporation Lawn chair
US4521052A (en) * 1982-09-20 1985-06-04 Spalding & Evenflo Companies, Inc. Booster seat
US4442556A (en) * 1983-03-01 1984-04-17 Craigie William A Sofa bed with inflatable mattress
US4905330A (en) * 1989-02-23 1990-03-06 Jacobs Lawrence I Combination furniture and exercise device
US5950260A (en) * 1997-02-21 1999-09-14 Dees; Kent L. Pleated unitary work mat with headrest
US7036162B1 (en) * 2003-09-10 2006-05-02 Gatten Kenneth W Cooling mattress for sunbathing
US20060225219A1 (en) * 2005-04-11 2006-10-12 Westendorf David J Inflatable mattress
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