Furniture member power mechanism with zero gravity and rear tilt positions

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9326606
APP PUB NO 20150076883A1
SERIAL NO

14031399

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A furniture member having a tilt position mechanism includes a base frame positioned on a floor surface. A first operating mechanism is connected to the base frame defining a tilt mechanism. The tilt mechanism includes a tilt motor connected to a rear member of the base frame. A torque tube positioned forward of the tilt motor is displaced by operation of the tilt motor. First and second rotation links are rotatably connected to the base frame and fixed to the torque tube. A pivot tube is positioned rearward of the torque tube and connected by first and second journal links to the support frame. The journal links are shorter than the rotation links such that torque tube forward and upward displacement forwardly rotates the journal links and displaces the pivot tube, creating a furniture member rear tilt position having the torque tube elevated above the pivot tube.

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LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATEDONE LA-Z-BOY DRIVE MONROE MI 48162

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
LaPointe, Larry P Temperance, US 138 2075

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