Release system for furniture member leg rest assemblies

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8366188
APP PUB NO 20110248544A1
SERIAL NO

12759285

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Abstract

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A release system for a furniture member leg rest assembly extended from an actuation mechanism includes an actuation mechanism, the actuation mechanism having a leg rest assembly movable between a fully retracted and a plurality of extended positions inclusive, including a fully extended position. A pantograph link of the leg rest assembly is rotatably connected to the actuation mechanism. An extension link is rotatably connected to the actuation mechanism and moves in extension and retraction directions. A member is in contact with the extension link and in releasable contact with the pantograph link. The member is in contact with the pantograph link when the member is operating to push the pantograph link outward toward the fully extended position. The member is spatially separable from the pantograph link when an object is contacted by the leg rest assembly during return from any of the extended positions toward the fully retracted position.

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LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATEDMONROE, MI133

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Adams, Chad E Perrysburg, US 15 102
Harwood, Eric B Toledo, US 14 72
LaPointe, Larry P Temperance, US 125 2736
Marshall, Richard E Monroe, US 26 616
Mero,, Jr Michael R Monroe, US 4 56

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
5597210 Foldable chair with retractable leg rest 6 1995
 
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY (1)
* 4919478 Safety ottoman 7 1989
 
LANE FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INC. (2)
* 4674794 Resiliently releasing ottoman for motion chair 24 1986
* 4681365 Multidirectionally resiliently releasing ottoman for motion chair 13 1986
 
Cleveland Chair Company (1)
* 4621863 Reclining chair having a detachable leg rest 8 1986
 
LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED (7)
5088789 Retro-fittable extendable leg rest apparatus 13 1990
5141284 Wall proximity reclining chair mechanism 21 1991
5156441 Chaise lounge reclining chair with an intermediate leg support member 26 1991
5570927 Modular wall proximity reclining chair 23 1995
6655732 Multiple position leg rest mechanism for a reclining chair 12 2002
* 6893085 Actuation mechanism for reclining chair 9 2004
7338132 Multiple position leg rest mechanism 7 2005
 
B/E AEROSPACE, INC. (1)
2010/0052,395 INTEGRATED LINKAGE/PINCH GUARD SYSTEM FOR LEG RESTS 5 2008
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DEWERTOKIN GMBH (1)
* 9408466 Electromotive furniture drive 0 2013
 
LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED (3)
* 8833844 Power actuated glider furniture member 1 2010
9101221 Furniture member with center support leg rest 0 2013
8926009 Covered leg rest linkage for furniture member 5 2013
 
Shanghai Industries Group, Ltd. (2)
8899127 Safety trigger mechanism and functional frame for motion furniture 0 2011
* 2012/0096,975 SAFETY TRIGGER MECHANISM AND FUNCTIONAL FRAME FOR MOTION FURNITURE 0 2011
 
B/E AEROSPACE, INC. (1)
* 9499079 Linearly deployable aircraft seat legrest 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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