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Title:
MODULAR CHAIR MECHANISM WITH SELF-WEIGHING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/028738
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A modular chair mechanism for limiting travel and adjusting tension in a chair is provided. The chair mechanism generally includes a shuttle that travels inside a housing, with a biasing member that applies tension during travel of the shuttle. An interface is coupled to the shuttle that alters the amount of force required to cause the shuttle to travel. In embodiments, the chair mechanism limits travel of a chair back support assembly to a number of positions based on travel of a shuttle inside the mechanism housing. For example, a feature on an end of the shuttle may selectively abut one of a plurality of retention means on the housing, which determines how far the shuttle may travel in that position. The amount of tension in the biasing member may also be affected by a self-weighing mechanism that applies an initial amount of force against a biasing member.

Inventors:
SCHRADIN, Aaron, Jon (2919 128th Avenue, Holland, MI, 49424, US)
EMENAKER, Nicolas, Edward (4131 Brown Farm Drive, Hamilton, OH, 45013, US)
KOOISTRA, Brett, William (13063 Cedarberry Avenue, Grand Haven, MI, 49417, US)
Application Number:
US2013/055145
Publication Date:
July 23, 2015
Filing Date:
August 15, 2013
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY (4095 Firestone Boulevard, South Gate, CA, 90280, US)
International Classes:
A47C1/032
Foreign References:
US5026117A
US5121968A
US4858993A
US4695093A
US4840426A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ERIKSON, Alison L. et al. (Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP2555 Grand Boulevar, Kansas City MO, 64108, US)
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