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1. (WO1997014336) GLIDER CHAIR
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Pub. No.:    WO/1997/014336    International Application No.:    PCT/US1996/016224
Publication Date: 24.04.1997 International Filing Date: 10.10.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    16.04.1997    
A47C 1/034 (2006.01), A47C 3/02 (2006.01)
Applicants: LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED [US/US]; 1284 North Telegraph Road, Monroe, MI 48162 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
LAPOINTE, Larry, P. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
FINZEL, Ken, K. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SAUL, Jonathan, R. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
KOMOROWSKI, Karl, J. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
MARSHALL, Richard, E. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
WRIGHT, Dennis, W. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: LAPOINTE, Larry, P.; (US).
FINZEL, Ken, K.; (US).
SAUL, Jonathan, R.; (US).
MARSHALL, Richard, E.; (US).
WRIGHT, Dennis, W.; (US)
Agent: KELLER, Paul, A.; Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C., P.O. Box 828, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303 (US)
Priority Data:
08/533,829 18.10.1995 US
08/633,626 17.04.1996 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A glider chair (20) having an improved glider linkage mechanism (72) with a glider stop assembly (150) for enabling and disabling gliding movement thereof, and a pair of front and rear glide links (92, 108) which are laterally preloaded. The glider chair (20) further includes other associated comfort features such as a tilt control assembly (220) for tilting the glider chair (20) with respect to the base (32), a seat lock assembly (240) for prohibiting reclining movement of the seat back (28), and a leg rest assembly (260) for positioning a leg rest (30) between a retracted and extended position. An alternative embodiment of the glider chair (320) includes a rigid 'box-like' chair frame (326) surrounding the glider mechanism (332) and having ample clearance therein so that extended glide links (390, 392) may be utilized to further provide a smooth and relatively flat glide motion while maintaining an appropriate height between the seat and floor.
(FR)L'invention porte sur un siège inclinable par coulissement (20) comportant un mécanisme de liaison perfectionné (72) d'inclinaison par coulissement, doté d'un verrou (150) de blocage/déblocage, et une paire de liens coulissants avant et arrière (92, 108) préchargés latéralement. Le siège inclinable par coulissement (20) comporte également d'autres caractéristiques de confort tels qu'une commande (220) de basculement par rapport à la base (32), un ensemble de verrouillage empêchant l'inclinaison du dossier (28) et un support de repose-pied (260) permettant de placer le repose-pied (30) en position sortie ou rangée. Dans une variante, le siège (320) comporte un cadre rigide (326) en caisson entourant le mécanisme d'inclinaison par coulissement (332) et suffisamment vaste pour permettre d'y placer des liens coulissants plus longs (390, 392) assurant un déplacement coulissement sans à-coups et relativement plan du siège et son maintien à une distance adéquate du sol.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, HU, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)