Power actuated glider furniture member

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8833844
APP PUB NO 20110248546A1
SERIAL NO

12759267

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A glider furniture member adapted for electrically powered operation includes a frame having a plurality of upright posts. A plurality of links are individually rotatably connected to individual ones of the plurality of upright posts. An actuation mechanism suspended from the upright posts at rotatably connected free ends of each of the links permits forward and rearward gliding motions of the actuation mechanism. The actuation mechanism includes a leg rest assembly movable between a fully retracted and a fully extended position inclusive. An electrically powered drive assembly connected to the actuation mechanism rotates the leg rest assembly and the seat back member independently of an occupant induced force operating to move the actuation mechanism in the forward and rearward gliding motions.

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Patent Owner(s)

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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 51
Harwood, Eric B Toledo, US 14 36
LaPointe, Larry P Temperance, US 125 1379
Marshall, Richard E Monroe, US 26 308
Mero,, Jr Michael R Monroe, US 4 28

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 5795021 Gliding reclining chair 14 1997
* 6059367 Gliding seating unit with extendable footrest 14 1998
* 8366193 Leisure rocking chair 3 2010
 
PPL ASSET HOLDINGS LLC (1)
5326153 Sofa, love seat, sectional or modular furniture arrangement with glider/rocker recliner 16 1992
 
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY (4)
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* 8419122 Zero-wall clearance linkage mechanism for a high-leg seating unit 8 2010
 
LANE FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INC. (2)
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Crinar Inc. (1)
* 2007/0063,559 Reclining chair system, method of operating associated thereto, and kit for assembling the same 3 2006
 
FIEDLER, HANS (1)
* 7083235 Convertible piece of upholstered furniture with chair and bed function 17 2004
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
* 7828756 Massage machine of chair type 7 2007
 
RUOEY LUNG ENTERPRISE CORP. (1)
* 2011/0049,963 Motorized Rocking Chair Moved in a Pendulum Manner 3 2009
 
LEGGETT & PLATT, INCORPORATED (1)
4700920 Glider support assembly 18 1987
 
ULTRA-MEK, INC. (7)
* 8113574 Rocking-reclining seating unit with power actuator 12 2008
* 2010/0127,555 Gliding-Reclining Seating Unit with Power Actuator 4 2008
* 8016348 Reciprocating seating unit with power actuator 14 2009
* 8123288 Locking unit for rocking-reclining seating unit with power actuator 7 2009
* 8297693 Reciprocating seating unit with power actuator 7 2011
* 2012/0286,557 RECLINING CHAIR WITH TILTING ACTION TO PROVIDE HEART-REST POSITION 9 2011
* 8459733 Rocking-reclining seating unit with power actuator 4 2012
 
DBJU INC. (1)
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LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED (14)
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5795028 Modular chair and method 23 1996
5890765 Health care reclining chair 47 1996
* 5992930 Wall proximity reclining chair 25 1997
5765913 Glider chair 21 1997
5857744 Swivel base lockout assembly 6 1997
* 5975627 Swivel base reclining chair with linkage reclining mechanism 26 1998
* 5992931 Modular power reclining chair 33 1998
* 6145924 All-linkage recliner with reinforced chair frame construction 14 1999
* 7543893 Rocking reclining chair 4 2006
* 8366188 Release system for furniture member leg rest assemblies 6 2010
* 2011/0248,545 POWER ACTUATED WALL PROXIMITY FURNITURE MEMBER 2 2010
* 2011/0248,547 POWER ACTUATED ROCKING FURNITURE MECHANISM 4 2010
* 8398169 Furniture member having powered gliding motion 4 2011
 
PARMA CORPORATION (4)
4536029 Rocking chair 30 1983
* 4544201 Rocking and recliner chairs 30 1983
5427433 Rocking, gliding chair and mechanism 22 1993
* 6120095 Gliding seating unit with hinged gliding members 16 1998
 
MOTION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (3)
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* 6899393 Linkage mechanism for a motion chair 2 2003
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED (1)
* 9277822 Furniture member with powered mechanism providing lift and zero gravity positions 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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