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1. (WO2007008662) SYSTEM FOR ATTACHING TRIM COVERS TO A FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/008662 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/026518
Publication Date: 18.01.2007 International Filing Date: 10.07.2006
IPC:
B60N 2/58 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
N
VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
2
Seats specially adapted for vehicles; Arrangement or mounting of seats in vehicles
44
Details or parts not otherwise provided for
58
Seat coverings
Applicants:
SMITH, Lyle, J. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
SMITH, Lyle, J.; US
Agent:
LOGINOV, William, A. ; Loginov & Associates, PLLC 10 Water Street Concord, NH 03301-4844, US
Priority Data:
11/180,85813.07.2005US
Title (EN) SYSTEM FOR ATTACHING TRIM COVERS TO A FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE
(FR) SYSTEME POUR FIXER DES COUVERTURES DE GARNITURES A UN SUPPORT SOUPLE
Abstract:
(EN) This invention provides a system and method for attaching a trim cover to a flexible/resilient substrate, typically constructed from foam, which includes a plurality of clips (410) that each has a base (414) molded into the substrate. The bases each include a central 'key- hole' slot (512) that receives a corresponding key (514) formed on a stem (960) at a bottom (452) of a clip projection (450) . The clip projection defines a cavity (456) for receiving a trim cover bead through a gap (458) formed between a pair of legs that extend from the bottom. The stem has a length that is approximately the thickness of the slot . By passing the key through the slot and rotating the key to a locked position, the clip projection may be removably mounted to the substrate for repair or replacement as needed. The base may be constructed from a material that adheres effectively to the substrate, while the clip projection may be constructed from a material that exhibits high elasticity and wear- resistance. A cradle that includes a pair of upright posts that each confront a leg (454) may be provided to progressively support the legs so as to prevent single point stresses from forming in the legs .
(FR) L'invention concerne un système et un procédé pour fixer une couverture de garniture à un support souple/résilient, typiquement en mousse, doté d'une pluralité d'attaches ayant chacune une base moulée dans le support. Les bases comportent chacune une fente centrale en 'boutonnière' qui reçoit une clé correspondante formée sur une tige sur le fond d'une projection d'attache. La projection d'attache définit une cavité pour recevoir une couverture de garniture à travers un interstice formé entre deux pieds qui s'étendent à partir du fond. La longueur de la tige est approximativement égale à l'épaisseur de la fente. L'introduction de la clé dans la fente et sa rotation en position fermée permet de monter de manière amovible la projection d'attache sur le support pour effectuer une réparation ou un remplacement, selon les besoins. La base peut être faite d'une matière qui adhère efficacement au support, et la projection d'attache peut être faite d'une matière présentant une élasticité et une résistance à l'usure élevées. Un berceau pourvu de deux montants verticaux opposés chacun à un pied peut servir au support graduel des pieds afin d'éviter la formation de points de stress dans les pieds.
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Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)