WO1998024689A1 - Airplane seat having an improved seat back - Google Patents

Airplane seat having an improved seat back

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WO1998024689A1
WO1998024689A1 PCT/IT1997/000294 IT9700294W WO9824689A1 WO 1998024689 A1 WO1998024689 A1 WO 1998024689A1 IT 9700294 W IT9700294 W IT 9700294W WO 9824689 A1 WO9824689 A1 WO 9824689A1
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seat
airplane
characterized
advertising
preceding
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PCT/IT1997/000294
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French (fr)
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Francesco Danesi
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Francesco Danesi
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F23/00Advertising on or in specific articles, e.g. ashtrays, letter-boxes
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
    • B64DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
    • B64D11/00Passenger or crew accommodation; Flight-deck installations not otherwise provided for
    • B64D11/0015Arrangements for entertainment or communications, e.g. radio, television
    • B64D11/00151Permanently mounted seat back monitors
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
    • B64DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
    • B64D11/00Passenger or crew accommodation; Flight-deck installations not otherwise provided for
    • B64D11/0015Arrangements for entertainment or communications, e.g. radio, television
    • B64D11/00155Individual entertainment or communication system remote controls therefor, located in or connected to seat components, e.g. to seat back or arm rest
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
    • B64DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
    • B64D11/00Passenger or crew accommodation; Flight-deck installations not otherwise provided for
    • B64D11/06Arrangements of seats, or adaptations or details specially adapted for aircraft seats
    • B64D11/0638Arrangements of seats, or adaptations or details specially adapted for aircraft seats with foldable tables, trays or cup holders
    • GPHYSICS
    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F23/00Advertising on or in specific articles, e.g. ashtrays, letter-boxes
    • G09F2023/005Advertising on or in specific articles, e.g. ashtrays, letter-boxes on seats

Abstract

The present invention relates to an airplane seat having an improved seat back, which comprises a body defining a seat portion to which a seat back is coupled. The main feature of the invention is that the seat back comprises, on the rear surface thereof, at least a portion provided for receiving messages or advertising communications.

Description

Description

AIRPLANE SEAT HAVING AN IMPROVED SEAT BACK

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to an airplane seat provided with an improved seat back. As is known a great problem of the advertising field is that of finding new advertising means for allowing advertising messages or communications to be easily conveyed to and received by possible users, without causing troubles for the users or originating problems related to the arrangement and/or displaying of the advertising messages.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Accordingly, the aim of the present invention is to solve the above mentioned problem, by providing an airplane seat including an improved seat back, which allows advertising messages and/or communications to be easily displayed to a possible user.

Within the scope of the above mentioned aim, a main object of the present invention is to provide such an airplane seat in which are provided means for conveying a plurality of advertising messages, in which said advertising messages are furthermore integrated with other useful communications, thereby providing the user both with advertising and useful communications. Another object of the present invention is to provide such an airplane seat which, while having the above mentioned improved features, can be made in a comparatively simple manner.

Yet another object of the present invention is to provide such an airplane seat, including an improved seat back, which can be easily manufactured by using easily commercially available elements and materials and which, moreover, is very competitive from a mere economic standpoint.

According to one aspect of the present invention, the above mentioned aim and objects, as well as yet other objects, which will become more apparent hereinafter, are achieved by an airplane seat including an improved seat back, which comprises a seat body defining a seat portion to which a seat back is coupled, characterized in that said seat back has a rear surface thereof on which is provided at least a portion so designed and arranged to receive advertising messages or communications.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Further characteristics and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent hereinafter from the following detailed disclosure of an airplane seat having an improved seat back, which is illustrated, by way of an indicative, but not limitative example, in the figures of the accompanying drawings, where: Figure 1 is a schematic perspective view illustrating an airplane seat;

Figure 2 is a rear view illustrating a pair of airplane adjoining seats;

Figure 3 is a perspective view illustrating an airplane seat, said view clearly showing a portion of the seat specifically designed and arranged to receive advertising messages; and

Figure 4 is a rear elevation view illustrating the airplane seat according to the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

With reference to the number references of the above mentioned figures, the airplane seat, according to the present invention, which has been generally indicated by the reference number 1, comprises a seat body defining a seat portion 2 to which a seat back 3 is coupled, said seat back 3 having any desired configurations.

The main feature of the present invention is that, on the rear surface 4 of the seat back 3, is provided a seat back portion which has bee specifically arranged and designed to receive advertising messages and/or communications.

This advertising portion can be formed according to a plurality of forming methods.

Actually, said advertising portion can be directly formed at the shelf element 10 usually associated with an airplane seat for providing a resting surface, or it can also be provided inside the seat 11 being closed by said tilting shelf 10.

The mentioned advertising portion can comprise a simple advertising panel including thereon the desired advertising messages, or it can comprise an advertising screen 12, allowing to display advertising messages and communications, and alternating said advertising messages and communications with other useful information.

As an example, it is pointed out that the display screen can supply to the user or passenger useful information such as information related to the landing place, with other information related touristic aspects and hotels, restaurants or the like places, with a consequent advertising of said information.

In this connection it should be apparent that the advertising portion can be made by any suitable making method, provided that it is formed on the rear surface of an airplane seat back, thereby the advertising messages will be easily and quickly received by the passengers arranged in the rear seats, thereby providing an advertising arrangement which does not cause any troubles to the user or passenger while being particularly efficient.

Alternatively, said advertising messages can also be displayed on suitable TV screens which can be housed in other positions of the seat or arm thereof to be easily presented to the passenger.

From the above disclosure it should be apparent that the invention fully achieves the intended aim and objects. In particular, an airplane seat has been provided, which includes novel advertising means which would be very efficient for airplane passengers.

In practicing the invention, the used materials, provided that they are compatible to the intended application, as well as the contingent size and shapes, can be any, depending on requirements.

Claims

1. An airplane seat including an improved seat back, which comprises a seat body defining a seat portion to which a seat back is coupled, characterized in that said seat back has a rear surface thereof on which is provided at least a portion so designed and arranged to receive advertising messages or communications.
2. An airplane seat according to the preceding claim, characterized in that said advertising portion is provided at a tilting shelf providing a resting panel associated with said seat.
3. An airplane seat according to one or more of the preceding claims, characterized in that said advertising portion is formed on a bottom of a housing of said tilting shelf.
4. An airplane seat according to one or more of the preceding claims, characterized in that said advertising portion comprises advertising panels, prints and the like.
5. An airplane seat according to one or more of the preceding claims, characterized in that said advertising portion comprises a TV screen.
6. An airplane seat according to one or more of the preceding claims, characterized in that said TV screen is of a liquid crystal type.
7. An airplane seat according to one or more of the preceding claims, characterized in that said TV screen is adapted to display advertising messages and communications integrated by an useful information display.
8. An airplane seat according to one or more of the preceding claims, characterized in that said airplane seat comprises TV screen means housed in any desired portions of said seat or of an arm thereof and adapted to be arranged in front of a passenger.
PCT/IT1997/000294 1996-12-04 1997-11-21 Airplane seat having an improved seat back WO1998024689A1 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
ITMI96U000796 1996-12-04
IT241047Y1 IT241047Y1 (en) 1996-12-04 1996-12-04 Seat for aircraft equipped with a backrest provided with attrezzatureper increase the functionality '

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WO1999004381A1 (en) * 1997-07-14 1999-01-28 Samantha Bhalla Advertising panel
WO2000025633A1 (en) * 1998-10-29 2000-05-11 Norbert Mehl Seat with advertising surface
WO2002032268A1 (en) * 2000-10-20 2002-04-25 William Ashley Donlan Seat signage and associated sales systems
EP1361108A2 (en) * 2002-05-08 2003-11-12 Georg Berger Folding table for a seat in a means of transport
US6685790B2 (en) * 1998-04-29 2004-02-03 William R. Apel Advertising placard

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FR2393553A3 (en) * 1974-02-04 1979-01-05 Maury Georges Meal distribution system for aircraft - with trays filled on ground and placed in positions near individual seats
FR2503905A1 (en) * 1981-04-10 1982-10-15 Sedano Luc De Support plate for publicity material - is hinged to vehicle seat back to form fold away table with sheet of material mounted under transparent upper surface
US4630821A (en) * 1985-02-22 1986-12-23 Aero-Vision Systems, Inc. Video game apparatus integral with airplane passenger seat tray
US4756528A (en) * 1986-07-24 1988-07-12 Ramon Umashankar Video system for passenger vehicles
WO1990015508A1 (en) * 1989-05-31 1990-12-13 Gec-Marconi Limited Improvements relating to entertainment and services systems
US5010668A (en) * 1989-02-28 1991-04-30 Zeligson Stephen J Advertising device for airliner seat back or snack tray table

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FR2393553A3 (en) * 1974-02-04 1979-01-05 Maury Georges Meal distribution system for aircraft - with trays filled on ground and placed in positions near individual seats
FR2503905A1 (en) * 1981-04-10 1982-10-15 Sedano Luc De Support plate for publicity material - is hinged to vehicle seat back to form fold away table with sheet of material mounted under transparent upper surface
US4630821A (en) * 1985-02-22 1986-12-23 Aero-Vision Systems, Inc. Video game apparatus integral with airplane passenger seat tray
US4756528A (en) * 1986-07-24 1988-07-12 Ramon Umashankar Video system for passenger vehicles
US5010668A (en) * 1989-02-28 1991-04-30 Zeligson Stephen J Advertising device for airliner seat back or snack tray table
WO1990015508A1 (en) * 1989-05-31 1990-12-13 Gec-Marconi Limited Improvements relating to entertainment and services systems

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Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
WO1999004381A1 (en) * 1997-07-14 1999-01-28 Samantha Bhalla Advertising panel
US6685790B2 (en) * 1998-04-29 2004-02-03 William R. Apel Advertising placard
WO2000025633A1 (en) * 1998-10-29 2000-05-11 Norbert Mehl Seat with advertising surface
WO2002032268A1 (en) * 2000-10-20 2002-04-25 William Ashley Donlan Seat signage and associated sales systems
EP1361108A2 (en) * 2002-05-08 2003-11-12 Georg Berger Folding table for a seat in a means of transport
EP1361108A3 (en) * 2002-05-08 2004-11-24 Georg Berger Folding table for a seat in a means of transport

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