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|1. (WO2017070390) UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE PIECE HAVING UPHOLSTERED ARM PANELS|
|Applicants:||ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INC.
|Inventors:||LEWIS, James Allen
STOKES, Philip Lee
SUDDUTH, James Anthony
HOLLEY, Jimmy Dale
|Title:||UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE PIECE HAVING UPHOLSTERED ARM PANELS|
A sofa with an upholstered arm panel has an arm frame with a layered composition comprising an underlayment material layer, a fiber material layer positioned on top of and contacting the underlayment material layer, and a covering upholstery material layer positioned on top of and contacting the fiber material layer. The underlayment material layer is comprised a planar sheet of Ethylene-vinyl acetate closed cell foam. The EVA foam extends forwardly on the arm frame to create a forward extending lip. The use of EVA foam reduces the number of structural and cushioning materials, fasteners, and labor currently required in arm panel construction.