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US3567278A
US3567278A US3567278DA US3567278A US 3567278 A US3567278 A US 3567278A US 3567278D A US3567278D A US 3567278DA US 3567278 A US3567278 A US 3567278A
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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
    • A47C7/02Seat parts
    • A47C7/18Seat parts having foamed material included in cushioning part
    • 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
    • A47C3/12Chairs characterised by structural features; Chairs or stools with rotatable or vertically-adjustable seats with shell-shape seat and back-rest unit, e.g. having arm rests

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A BRACKET SEAT IS UPHOLSTERED BY EMPLOYING A CONTOURED RIGID SUPPORT FITTING INTO THE BUCKET PORTION OF THE SEAT, AND A RESILIENT OR FOAM PAD IS BONDED TO THE TOP SURFACE OF THE SUPPORT AND A FABRIC WEB IS STRETCHED AROUND THE FOAM PAD AND THE EDGES BONDED TO THE REAR SIDE OF THE SUPPORT. THE PAD MAY BE EXTENDED ABOUT THE FRONT EDGE OF THE SEAT AND THE WEB COVERING ANCHORED BELOW THE SEAT, OR THE PAD AND COVER WEB MAY BE TERMINATED SHORT OF THE FRONT EDGE OF THE SEAT. RELEASABLE SECURING MEANS ANCHOR THE SUPPORT WITH ITS PAD AND WEB UPON THE BUCKET SEAT.

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Mar 5 2 1971 A yEr/Ap 3,567,278

UPHOLSTERED BUCKET SEAT Filed A rii 21, 1969 2 SheetsSheet 1 INVENTORS Chester J. Barecki Arthur J. HogunJ y @awumv, cldi'o v, Zallom aim 95 ATTORNEYS 1 Filed April 21, 1969 March 2, 1971 c. J, BARECKI L 3,567,278

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7' ATTORNEYS US. Cl. 297-218 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A bucket seat is upholstered by employing a contoured rigid support fitting into the bucket portion of the seat, and a resilient or foam pad is bonded to the top surface of the support and a fabric web is stretched around the foam pad and the edges bonded to the rear side of the support. The pad may be extended about the front edge of the seat and the web covering anchored below the seat, or the pad and cover web may be terminated short of the front edge of the seat. Releasable securing means anchor the support with its pad and web upon the bucket seat.

BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY A bucket seat, as, for example, one formed of nylon or other plastic or of metal, etc., is useful as a seat as it stands. If such a seat, however, is to be provided with a cushion and upholstery, a problem i presented in that such upholstery requires bonding and connections which may mar the bucket seat or make it difficult to re-upholster the seat when the original upholstery becomes worn. We have discovered that a sturdy reinforced upholstered pad can be releasably attached to the seat and later when the same is worn may be removed from the seat to leave it in its original clean and unaltered condition so that it can be used as a plain bucket seat or again be provided with upholstery. This is accomplished by providing a rigid support contoured to fit within the bucket portion of the seat with means for releasably securing the support upon the seat. The pad and upholstery web are anchored upon the support and are bodily removed with the support.

DRAWINGS In the accompanying drawings, FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a bucket seat having an upholstered pad attached thereto and extending around the front edge of the seat; FIG. 2, a similar perspective view of a modification in which the upholstered pad terminates before it reaches the front edge of the seat; FIG. 3, a rear perspective view of the chair; FIG. 4, a vertical sectional view of the bucket seat taken at line 44 of FIG. 3 and showing the cushion wrapped around the front edge of the seat, as shown in FIG. 1; FIG. 5, a sectional view similar to FIG. 4 but showing the upholstered pad modification of FIG. 2; FIG. 6, a fragmentary sectional view of the front edge potrion of FIG. 4 on an enlarged scale and showing the manner in which the pad is attached to the bucket seat; FIG. 7, a fragmentary sectional view of the top edge of the back, as shown in either FIGS. 1 or 2, and showing the manner of attachment of the upholstery pad; FIG. 8, a fragmentary sectional view taken 'as indicated at line 88 of FIG. 4 and shOWing the wrapping of the up- United States Patent Office Patented Mar. 2, 1971 holstery around the pad; and FIG. 9, a fragmentary sectional view similar to FIG. 6 and showing how the pad is terminated in the modification shown in FIG. 2.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION In the illustration given, 10 designates a bucket seat which may be fitted with a contoured upholstered pad 11 which wraps around the front edge of the chair, as shown in FIG. 1, or with an upholstered pad 12 which terminates short of the front edge, as shown in 'FIG. 2.

The pad in either modification is supported by a rigid support 13 which is contoured to fit within the bucket of the seat 10. The support may be formed of a piece of plywood or of metal or plastic. A piece of foam 14 is cemented to the top of the support 13 and is covered with a piece of fabric or web 15 which may be cemented to the foam pad in the rear seat area 16 and then stretched tightly around the foam pad and cemented to the back pad 17 of the contoured support 13.

With the short pad 12, as shown best in FIGS. 2 and 4, the fabric is cemented to the back side of the support 13 along all four sides. However, for the longer pad 11, as shown best in FIGS. 1 and 6, an auxiliary support may be attached to the front edge of the contoured support 13 and extended downwardly and around the front edge of the seat, as shown best in FIG. -6. The auxiliary support may be a thin metal piece 22 which is attached to the front end of the contoured support 13 over the seat 10 and then extended around the front edge of the seat 10. If the support 13 is made of plywood, plastic, or like material, the thin metal piece or sheet is desirable and the same may be attached to the contoured support by screws, rivets, bonding adhesive, or the like. If the contoured support 13 is formed of metal, then the support may be extended and shaped to conform to the front edge 22 of the seat 10. The foam pad 24 is also made longer to cover the front edge of the member 22 and the seat. The upholstery material 25 is cut long enough to wrap around the foam pad and the auxiliary support 22 and to be cemented at 26 to the back side of the member 22 behind the seat rim 23.

When attaching the pad 11 to the seat 10, the front portion 27 is preferably hooked onto the front edge 23 of the seat 10 first and then the rest of the pad is fitted to the bucket seat. The screws 20 and 21 may be then threaded into the T-nuts or sockets 18 and 19, as shown best in FIGS. 3, 7 and 9.

With the foregoing construction, it will be noted that the bucket seat 10 is unmodified except for the small openings through which the screws extend, and the entire upholstery is accomplished without bonding anything to the bucket seat or changing its structure. Thus, when the upholstery becomes worn, it is possible to remove the upholstery completely, leaving the original bucket seat unaltered and ready for use as such, or if it is again to be upholstered, the new upholstery can be quickly put in place.

While in the foregoing specification we have set out specific structure in considerable detail for the purpose of illustrating embodiments of the invention, it will be understood that such details may be varied widely by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What is claimed is:

1. In combination with a bucket seat, a rigid support member contoured to fit within the bucket portion of the seat, a resilient pad bonded to the top surface of said support, a fabric Web covering said pad and having edge portions extending about the back and sides of said support and bonded to the back thereof, said web having its front edge portion extending over the front of said support, and releasable means for anchoring said support upon said seat.

2. The structure of claim 1 in which said support terminates short of the front edge of said seat and said web extends about the front edge of the support and is bonded to the back of said support.

3. The structure of claim 1 in which said pad and web are extended beyond said support and around the front edge of said seat and in which an auxiliary support member on said seat extends around the front edge of said seat and is bonded to the web below said seat.

4. The structure of claim 3 in which said auxiliary support is in the form of a thin sheet anchored upon said rigid support and extending about the front end of the seat and below said seat.

5. The structure of claim 1 in which said releasable anchoring means comprise threaded socket members in said support have a flat head closing the socket top and screw members extending through said seat and threadedly engaging said socket members.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,073,649 1/1953 De Montfort 297--454X 10 3,275,375 9/1966 Moore et al. 297445 FOREIGN PATENTS 938,533 5/1961 Great Britain 297458 15 CASMIR A. NUNBERG, Primary Examiner U.S. Cl. X.R. 297457

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US3680918A (en) * 1970-10-26 1972-08-01 Donald L Briggs Air cushion and seat frame
US3729226A (en) * 1971-06-04 1973-04-24 American Seating Co Single pedestal transit chair
US3778104A (en) * 1970-04-21 1973-12-11 Prosche F Kg Seat consisting of seat portion and backrest, especially driver seat for motor vehicles
US4077667A (en) * 1974-04-08 1978-03-07 Allerheiligen Arnold G Means for cushioning wooden pews or the like
US4853995A (en) * 1982-09-15 1989-08-08 Sears Manufacturing Company Molded cushion article
US5288045A (en) * 1988-06-10 1994-02-22 Herman Miller, Inc. Chair base
US5499413A (en) * 1994-04-29 1996-03-19 Westinghouse Electric Corporation Composite foam chair cushion and method
US6220661B1 (en) 1999-04-19 2001-04-24 Steelcase Development Inc. Chair back and method of assembly
US8850762B2 (en) 2012-09-17 2014-10-07 Steelcase Inc. Vertically adjustable partition wall door
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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US3778104A (en) * 1970-04-21 1973-12-11 Prosche F Kg Seat consisting of seat portion and backrest, especially driver seat for motor vehicles
US3680918A (en) * 1970-10-26 1972-08-01 Donald L Briggs Air cushion and seat frame
US3729226A (en) * 1971-06-04 1973-04-24 American Seating Co Single pedestal transit chair
US4077667A (en) * 1974-04-08 1978-03-07 Allerheiligen Arnold G Means for cushioning wooden pews or the like
US4853995A (en) * 1982-09-15 1989-08-08 Sears Manufacturing Company Molded cushion article
US5288045A (en) * 1988-06-10 1994-02-22 Herman Miller, Inc. Chair base
US5499413A (en) * 1994-04-29 1996-03-19 Westinghouse Electric Corporation Composite foam chair cushion and method
US6220661B1 (en) 1999-04-19 2001-04-24 Steelcase Development Inc. Chair back and method of assembly
US6508509B2 (en) 1999-04-19 2003-01-21 Steelcase Development Corporation Back for seating unit and method of assembly
US8850762B2 (en) 2012-09-17 2014-10-07 Steelcase Inc. Vertically adjustable partition wall door
US9051729B2 (en) 2012-09-17 2015-06-09 Steelcase Inc. Reversible door assembly for partition wall
USD785958S1 (en) * 2015-08-14 2017-05-09 Stylgame S.R.L. Seat

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