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1. (WO2017070390) UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE PIECE HAVING UPHOLSTERED ARM PANELS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/070390    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/057973
Publication Date: Fri Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 21 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A47C 17/02
A47C 17/86
A47C 27/14
C08L 29/04
C08J 5/18
C08L 23/08
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
Abstract:
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.