Resilient rocking element for furniture member

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8657375
APP PUB NO 20110248529A1
SERIAL NO

12759218

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A rocking furniture member includes an occupant support member supporting an occupant of the furniture member. A frame is connected to the occupant support member and supports the seat portion for rocking motion with respect to a furniture member support surface. An elastically resilient member connecting the occupant support member to the frame permits occupant induced rocking motion of the occupant support member with respect to the support surface. The resilient member is a monolithic bar having a uniform cross section.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
La-Z-Boy IncorporatedMONROE, MI137

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Adams, Chad E Perrysburg, US 15 67
LaPointe, Larry P Temperance, US 125 1472

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
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* 4871208 Chair tilt control mechanism 31 1988
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* 5649740 Chair tilt control mechanism 53 1995
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* 2007/0241,599 Chair flexpad support arrangement 7 2006
 
LANE COMPANY, INCORPORATED, THE (1)
4437701 Rocker-blocking device for rocking chair having projectable/rectractable footrest 18 1981
 
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY (3)
6231120 Reclining mechanism and furniture item 29 1999
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LANE FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
* 2005/0067,867 Rocker recliner mechanism 3 2003
 
DAVIS FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
* 6116687 Functional chair 31 1999
 
HICKORY SPRINGS MANUFACTURING COMPANY (1)
6733071 Self-locking rocker recliner chair 21 2002
 
TOWER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 5227095 Modular cooling tower 20 1992
 
La-Z-Boy Incorporated (11)
5171000 Adjustable rocker spring apparatus 17 1991
5301413 Modular reclining chair and method of making 9 1991
* 5328235 Pawl and ratchet assembly 12 1992
5370442 Rocker block 10 1993
5567009 Rocking/reclining chair having limit means and noise suppression means 15 1994
* 6347835 Reclining chair having adjustable chair frame 2 2000
6827401 Leaf spring rocker mechanism for a reclining chair 18 2001
* 2007/0040,419 Foldable pawl and ratchet assembly 1 2005
7275789 Rocker spring assembly 7 2005
* 7543893 Rocking reclining chair 4 2006
* 2009/0033,129 Snap-On Leg Rest Mechanism For Furniture Member 4 2007
 
Best Chairs, Inc. (1)
5104181 Contour lounger with floor-contacting landing gear 3 1990
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