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Title:
A FURNITURE STOOL FOR SITTING AND CLIMBING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2022/162453
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Present invention provide furniture stool comprising: a) four legs (1) arranged in a manner to make a quadrilateral and rested thereon with a first seat portion (2); b) two slider means (3,3') - first slider means (3) protruding from or fastened to a first pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1), - second slider means (3') protruding from or fastened to a second pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1) but are different than the legs in the first pair, and - positioned parallel to the ground surface and to each other; c) a locking means placed near a third pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1); d) a movable second seat portion (6) sliding on the first and second slider means (3,3') for pushing inside and pulling outside of a hollow space (7) created within said four legs (1) - also rested and balanced on one or more leg(s) (5), said leg(s) (5) lockable with said locking means for keeping it in fixed position when completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7), and - lockable with said locking means for keeping it in fixed position when pulled outside of said hollow space (7).

Inventors:
PANGARKAR, Mahendra Suryabhan (IN)
Application Number:
PCT/IB2021/059827
Publication Date:
August 04, 2022
Filing Date:
October 25, 2021
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
PANGARKAR, Mahendra Suryabhan (IN)
International Classes:
A47C12/00; A47C16/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MORE, Adv. (Mr.) Parag M. et al. (IN)
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Claims:
Claims:

1 . A furniture stool comprising: a) four legs (1 ) arranged in a manner to make a quadrilateral and rested thereon with a first seat portion (2); b) two slider means (3,3’)

- first slider means (3) protruding from or fastened to a first pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ),

- second slider means (3’) protruding from or fastened to a second pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ) but are different than the legs in the first pair, and

- positioned parallel to the ground surface and to each other; c) a locking means placed near a third pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ); d) a movable second seat portion (6) sliding on the first and second slider means (3,3’) for pushing inside and pulling outside of a hollow space (7) created within said four legs (1 )

- also rested and balanced on one or more leg(s) (5), said leg(s) (5) lockable with said locking means for keeping it in fixed position when completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7), and

- lockable with said locking means for keeping it in fixed position when pulled outside of said hollow space (7).

2. The furniture stool a claimed in claim 1 , wherein the two slider means (3,3’) are same or different and selected from a flat slider strip and a ball bearing slide.

3. The furniture stool a claimed in claim 1 , wherein

- the stopper plate(s) (9) is attached to one or more leg(s) from the said third pair of adjacent legs or to the one or more slider mean(s) (3,3’) to form said locking mechanism against which said leg(s) (5) are opposed and keep said movable second seat portion (6) in fixed position when completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7); and

- complimentary plate(s) (8) is attached to said movable second seat portion (6) that get opposed against said stopper plate(s) (9) and keep said movable second seat portion (6) in fixed position when completely pulled outside of said hollow space (7). The furniture stool a claimed in claim 1 , wherein the two slider means (3,3’) along with the stopper plate(s) (9) form two L shaped strips. The furniture stool as claimed in claim 1 , wherein the movable second seat portion (6) rested and balanced on two leg(s) (5). A furniture stool comprising: a) four legs (1 ) arranged in a manner to make a quadrilateral and rested thereon with a first seat portion (2); b) two L shaped strips (3,3’)

- first L shaped strip (3) having its first arm protruding from or fastened to a first pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ),

- second L shaped strip (3’) having its first arm protruding from or fastened to a second pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ) but are different than the legs in the first pair,

- positioned to have their first arms parallel to the ground surface and to each other, and their second arms facing each other; and c) a movable second seat portion (6) sliding on the first arms of said two slider strip (3,3’) for pushing and pulling it inside and outside of a hollow space (7) created within said four legs (1 ) - also rested and balanced on one or more leg(s) (5), said leg(s) (5) lockable with the second arm(s) of one or more slider strip(s) (3,3’) for keeping it in a fixed position when completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7), and

- lockable with the second arm(s) of one or more slider strip(s) (3,3’) for keeping it in fixed position when completely pulled outside of said hollow space (7). The furniture stool a claimed in claim 6, wherein said leg(s) (5) are opposed against said second arm(s) and keep said movable second seat portion (6) in fixed position when it is completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7). The furniture stool a claimed in claim 6, wherein said movable second seat portion (6) has complimentary plate(s) (8) for hooking with said second arm(s) and to keep said movable second seat portion (6) in fixed position when it is completely pulled outside of said hollow space (7). The furniture stool a claimed in claims 1 and 6, wherein the quadrilateral is a square. The furniture stool a claimed in claims 1 and 6, having an additional locking means (4) for keeping the leg (5) in adhesion with its adjacent leg (1 ) when the movable second seat portion (6) is completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7). The furniture stool a claimed in claim 10, wherein the locking means (4) is one or more selected from a latch bolt, an aldrop lock, a hook and a stopper strip. The furniture stool a claimed in claims 1 and 6, having the top holds (10) attached to a third pair of adjacent legs for restricting upward displacement of said second seat portion (5).

Description:
TITLE: A FURNITURE STOOL FOR SITTING AND CLIMBING

FIELD OF THE INVENTION:

The present invention relates to a sitting and working furniture. More particularly it relates to a novel furniture stool for sitting and climbing.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION:

The table or stool is a type of furniture used everywhere. The stool is a small table usually having three or four legs and a flat planer surface placed thereon. The stool is used mainly for the sitting and the climbing to reach the higher spaces.

Especially in the clothing and garment shops it is frequently used for picking and keeping the cloths from the drawers, compartments.

Stools have been used since antiquity. There have been many utility patents and design protections filed for various arrangements and shapes of chairs with working pad assembly. US366884, US517929, US1281189A disclosed folding stools; US768478A disclosed a portable folding stool; US9016796 disclosed portable pedestal stool.

As per the requirement the height of the stool is optimized. Especially when one wants to climb up high then he opts for the high stool. Usually for climbing up the steps are made by fixing the horizontal plates on the legs of stool. The length and width of these plates are limited and doesn’t offer comfort to the climber. There is a high risk of slip down. In fact, now a days each and every inch of space is important and especially in shops and other commercial places the user can’t afford to waste the space by keeping the more objects or space occupying objects.

There still remains a need to provide more simple and comfortable system which can also provide ease in operation. The current invention satisfy these needs by providing a stool which can be used for sitting as well as climbing purpose. It has one or more wide step that can be pulled out of the stool when needed and can be placed back by simply pushing inside i the stool. The step doesn t cause inconvenience as it can be accommodated as an integral part of stool when not in use. It saves the space also.

It is simple in construction and operation.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION:

In first aspect the invention provides a furniture stool comprising: a) four legs (1 ) arranged in a manner to make a quadrilateral and rested thereon with a first seat portion (2); b) two slider means (3,3’)

- first slider means (3) protruding from or fastened to a first pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ),

- second slider means (3’) protruding from or fastened to a second pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ) but are different than the legs in the first pair, and

- positioned parallel to the ground surface and to each other; c) a locking means placed near a third pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ); d) a movable second seat portion (6) sliding on the first and second slider means (3,3’) for pushing inside and pulling outside of a hollow space (7) created within said four legs (1 )

- also rested and balanced on one or more leg(s) (5), said leg(s) (5) lockable with said locking means for keeping it in fixed position when completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7), and

- lockable with said locking means for keeping it in fixed position when pulled outside of said hollow space (7).

In the second aspect of the invention it provides a furniture stool comprising: a) four legs (1 ) arranged in a manner to make a quadrilateral and rested thereon with a first seat portion (2); b) two L shaped strips (3,3 )

- first L shaped strip (3) having its first arm protruding from or fastened to a first pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ),

- second L shaped strip (3’) having its first arm protruding from or fastened to a second pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ) but are different than the legs in the first pair,

- positioned to have their first arms parallel to the ground surface and to each other, and their second arms facing each other; and c) a movable second seat portion (6) sliding on the first arms of said two slider strip (3,3’) for pushing and pulling it inside and outside of a hollow space (7) created within said four legs (1 )

- also rested and balanced on one or more leg(s) (5), said leg(s) (5) lockable with the second arm(s) of one or more slider strip(s) (3,3’) for keeping it in a fixed position when completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7), and

- lockable with the second arm(s) of one or more slider strip(s) (3,3’) for keeping it in fixed position when completely pulled outside of said hollow space (7).

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS:

The embodiments herein will be better understood from the following detailed description with reference to the drawings, in which the reference numerals indicate:

FIGURE 1 illustrates the schematic drawing of the furniture stool according to one of the exemplary embodiment of the current invention in which a movable second seat portion (6) rested and balanced on two legs (5) is shaded;

FIGURES 2, 3 and 4 illustrates the two slider means (3,3’). More specifically Figure 2 shows the top view of the furniture stool when the second seat portion (6) is pulled outside of hollow space (7) by sliding over slider means (3,3’). FIGURE 3 is an embodiment showing the stopper plate(s) (9) attached to legs (1 ) from the third pair of adjacent legs and also show the slider means. FIGURE 4 is an embodiment showing the two slider means (3,3’) along with the stopper plate(s) (9) forming two L shaped strips;

FIGURE 5 illustrates the schematic drawing of the furniture stool according to one of the exemplary embodiment of the current invention in which the movable second seat portion (6) is completely pushed inside of hollow space (7) created within four legs (1 ); and

FIGURE 6 illustrates the schematic drawing of the furniture stool according to one of the exemplary embodiment of the current invention in which the movable second seat portion (6) is completely pulled outside of hollow space (7) created within four legs (1 ); and

FIGURE 7 illustrates the schematic drawing of the locking means (4) according to one of the exemplary embodiment of the current invention that keeps the leg (5) in adhesion with its adjacent leg (1 ) when the movable second seat portion (6) is completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7).

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

As mentioned, there remained a long felt need to provide a simple and comfortable system which can also provide ease in operation. The present embodiment tries to address this long felt need. It provides a stool which can be used for sitting as well as climbing purpose. It has one or more wide step that can be pulled out of the stool when needed and can be placed back by simply pushing inside the stool.

Referring now to the figures, where similar reference characters denote corresponding features consistently throughout the figures, preferred embodiments are shown.

In first aspect the present invention herein provides a furniture stool comprising: a) four legs (1 ) arranged in a manner to make a quadrilateral and rested thereon with a first seat portion (2); b) two slider means (3,3’)

- first slider means (3) protruding from or fastened to a first pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ),

- second slider means (3’) protruding from or fastened to a second pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ) but are different than the legs in the first pair, and

- positioned parallel to the ground surface and to each other; c) a locking means placed near a third pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ); d) a movable second seat portion (6) sliding on the first and second slider means (3,3’) for pushing inside and pulling outside of a hollow space (7) created within said four legs (1 )

- also rested and balanced on one or more leg(s) (5), said leg(s) (5) lockable with said locking means for keeping it in fixed position when completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7), and

- lockable with said locking means for keeping it in fixed position when pulled outside of said hollow space (7).

The two slider means (3,3’) may be of same or different type. These can be selected from a flat slider strip and a ball bearing slide.

FIGURE 1 show one of the exemplary embodiment illustrating the schematic drawing of the furniture stool according to current invention in which a movable second seat portion (6) is rested and balanced on two leg(s) (5) and shown as shaded portion.

As can be seen in FIGURE 3, which is one of the preferred embodiment of the current invention, the stopper plate(s) (9) can be attached to one or more leg(s) (1 ) from the said third pair of adjacent legs or to the one or more slider mean(s) (3,3’) to form said locking mechanism against which said leg(s) (5) are opposed and keep said movable second seat portion (6) in fixed position when completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7). Again referring to FIGURE 1 , the complimentary plate(s) (8) can be attached to said movable second seat portion (6) that get opposed against said stopper plate(s) (9) and keep said movable second seat portion (6) in fixed position when completely pulled outside of said hollow space (7) as shown in FIGURES 1 , 2 and 6.

According to another preferred embodiment of the current invention as depicted in FIGURE 4, the two slider means (3,3’) may be joined with the stopper plate(s) (9) form two L shaped strips. According to the second aspect of the invention it provides a furniture stool comprising: a) four legs (1 ) arranged in a manner to make a quadrilateral and rested thereon with a first seat portion (2); b) two L shaped strips (3,3’)

- first L shaped strip (3) having its first arm protruding from or fastened to a first pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ),

- second L shaped strip (3’) having its first arm protruding from or fastened to a second pair of adjacent legs which are selected from said four legs (1 ) but are different than the legs in the first pair,

- positioned to have their first arms parallel to the ground surface and to each other, and their second arms facing each other; and c) a movable second seat portion (6) sliding on the first arms of said two slider strip (3,3’) for pushing and pulling it inside and outside of a hollow space (7) created within said four legs (1 )

- also rested and balanced on one or more leg(s) (5), said leg(s) (5) lockable with the second arm(s) of one or more slider strip(s) (3,3’) for keeping it in a fixed position when completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7), and

- lockable with the second arm(s) of one or more slider strip(s) (3,3’) for keeping it in fixed position when completely pulled outside of said hollow space (7).

As shown in FIGURE 5, while operation, said leg(s) (5) are opposed against said second arm(s) and keep said movable second seat portion (6) in fixed position when it is completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7). And as shown in FIGURES 1 said movable second seat portion (6) has complimentary plate(s) (8) for hooking with said second arm(s) and to keep said movable second seat portion (6) in fixed position when it is completely pulled outside of said hollow space (7). The FIGURES 2 and 6 depict the views of the furniture stool when the second seat portion (6) is pulled outside of hollow space (7) by sliding over slider means (3,3’).

In both aspects of the invention, preferably the quadrilateral made by four legs (1 ) is a square.

Further, the furniture stool of current invention may have an additional locking means (4) for keeping the leg (5) in adhesion with its adjacent leg (1 ) when the movable second seat portion (6) is completely pushed inside of said hollow space (7). Preferably such locking means (4) is one or more selected from a latch bolt, an aldrop lock, a hook and a stopper strip.

Further, as shown in FIGURE 1 , the furniture stool of current invention has the top holds (10) attached to a third pair of adjacent legs for restricting upward displacement of said second seat portion (5). Further, as shown in FIGURE 2, the leg ties (T) can be added for additional support to the stool.

Example: Construction of furniture stool of current invention (100):

The furniture stool as shown in figure 1 was made in following specifications:

The above stool was tested for its performance and was able to comfortably hold the weight up to around 150 kgs on its second seat portion (6) and was smooth in working while pulling and pushing its second seat portion (6) outside and inside the hollow space (7) respectively. The second seat portion (6) was com pletely accom modated inside the hollow space (7) when it was pushed inside com pletely.

Applicant believes that the foregoing description explains the invention fully and particularly and also describes its operation, use and method by which it is to be performed. The embodiments shall not be construed to be limiting the scope of invention. The foregoing description of the specific embodiments will so fully reveal the general nature of the embodiments herein that others can, by applying current knowledge, readily modify and/or adapt for various applications such specific embodiments without departing from the generic concept, and, therefore, such adaptations and modifications should and are intended to be comprehended within the meaning and range of equivalents of the disclosed embodiments. It is to be understood that the phraseology or terminology employed herein is for the purpose of description and not of limitation. Therefore, while the embodiments herein have been described in terms of preferred embodiments, those skilled in the art will recognize that the embodiments herein can be practiced with modification within the spirit and scope.