Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS20030047980 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/172,860
Publication date13 Mar 2003
Filing date17 Jun 2002
Priority date7 Sep 2001
Also published asCN1406540A, EP1290964A2, EP1290964A3
Publication number10172860, 172860, US 2003/0047980 A1, US 2003/047980 A1, US 20030047980 A1, US 20030047980A1, US 2003047980 A1, US 2003047980A1, US-A1-20030047980, US-A1-2003047980, US2003/0047980A1, US2003/047980A1, US20030047980 A1, US20030047980A1, US2003047980 A1, US2003047980A1
InventorsAlessandro Vassallo
Original AssigneeCazzaro, S.P.A.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electric fryer
US 20030047980 A1
Abstract
A chair, armchair, comprising a fabric component constituted by two rod-like elements made of plastics with a C-shaped cross-section, each of which has a wing that is larger than an opposite wing and has a thickness that allows it to be fixed to the edge of an element made of fabric by stitched seams, the elements having a C-shaped cross-section being assembled by interlocking with opposite edges of a corresponding structural element to be covered of the chair, armchair, tensioning the element made of fabric.
Images(4)
Previous page
Next page
Claims(3)
What is claimed is:
1. A chair, armchair, comprising a fabric component constituted by two rod-like elements made of plastics with a C-shaped cross-section, each of said rod-like elements having a wing that is larger than an opposite wing in a s transverse direction and has a thickness that allows said wing to be fixed to an edge of an element made of fabric by means of stitched seams, said rod-like elements having a C-shaped cross-section being assembled by interlocking with opposite edges of a corresponding structural element to be covered of the chair, armchair or the like, tensioning said element made of fabric.
2. The chair, armchair according to claim 1, wherein said element made of fabric is folded around each rod-like element having a C-shaped cross-section in order to hide said each rod-like element from view.
3. The chair, armchair according to claim 1, wherein a surface of said is structural element is convex, so that said element made of fabric rests fully thereon.
Description
    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    The present invention relates to a chair, armchair or the like.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    The aim of the present invention is to provide a chair, armchair or the like that has a structure that allows to cover its structural components with fabric simply and rapidly.
  • [0003]
    Within this aim, an object of the present invention is to allow easy and rapid replacement of the fabric covering.
  • [0004]
    Another important object of the invention is to reduce the labor costs required to manufacture chairs, armchairs or the like.
  • [0005]
    This aim and these and other objects that will become better apparent hereinafter are achieved by a chair, armchair or the like, comprising a fabric component constituted by two rod-like elements made of plastics with a C-shaped cross-section, each of said rod-like elements having a wing that is larger than an opposite wing in a transverse direction and has a thickness that allows it to be fixed to an edge of an element made of fabric by means of stitched seams, said elements having a C-shaped cross-section being assembled by interlocking with opposite edges of a corresponding structural element to be covered of the chair, armchair or the like, tensioning said element made of fabric or the like.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0006]
    Further characteristics and advantages of the present invention will become better apparent from the following detailed description of an embodiment thereof, illustrated only by way of non-limitative example in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
  • [0007]
    [0007]FIG. 1 is a view of a chair having the structure according to the invention;
  • [0008]
    [0008]FIGS. 2, 3 and 4 are three different sectional views of a fabric component of the chair of FIG. 1;
  • [0009]
    [0009]FIGS. 5 and 6 are respectively a front view and a sectional side view of the back of the chair of FIG. 1.
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • [0010]
    With reference to the figures, a chair 10 according to the present invention comprises a fabric component 11 constituted by two rod-like elements made of plastics which have a C-shaped cross-section, designated by the reference numerals 12 and 13 respectively; each rod-like element has a wing 14 that is larger than the other wing 15 in a transverse direction and has a thickness that allows it to be fixed to an edge 16 of an element 17 made of fabric or the like by means of stitched seams 18.
  • [0011]
    The fabric element 17 is conveniently folded around each element 12 and 13 in order to conceal them from view.
  • [0012]
    The elements 12 and 13 having a C-shaped cross-section are then assembled by interlocking with opposite edges 19 and 20 of a corresponding structural element 21 to be covered of the chair, for example a back, a seat or a headrest, tensioning the element 17 made of fabric or the like, which has dimensions that allow to tension it.
  • [0013]
    Conveniently, the surface of the structural element 21 is convex so that the fabric element 17 rests fully thereon.
  • [0014]
    In practice it has been observed that the intended aim and objects of the present invention have been achieved.
  • [0015]
    A chair, armchair or the like has in fact been provided whose structure allows to cover its structural components with fabric simply and rapidly.
  • [0016]
    Replacement of the fabric cover in case of breakage or simply if the user intends to change the fabric has also been rendered easy and quick.
  • [0017]
    Moreover, the labor costs required to manufacture chairs, armchairs or the like have been reduced considerably, since the costs of the fabric covering have been practically eliminated.
  • [0018]
    In practice, the materials employed, so long as they are compatible with the contingent use, as well as the dimensions, may be any according to requirements.
  • [0019]
    The disclosures in Italian Utility Model Application No. PD2001U000076 from which this application claims priority are incorporated herein by reference.
  • [0020]
    Where technical features mentioned in any claim are followed by reference signs, those reference signs have been included for the sole purpose of increasing the intelligibility of the claims and accordingly, such reference signs do not have any limiting effect on the interpretation of each element identified by way of example by such reference signs.
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US899833915 Mar 20137 Apr 2015Steelcase Inc.Chair assembly with upholstery covering
US940846718 Feb 20159 Aug 2016Steelcase Inc.Chair assembly with upholstery covering
USD68315020 Sep 201228 May 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68315120 Sep 201228 May 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68849719 Feb 201327 Aug 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68849819 Feb 201327 Aug 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68849919 Feb 201327 Aug 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68850019 Feb 201327 Aug 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68850119 Feb 201327 Aug 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68850319 Feb 201327 Aug 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68850419 Feb 201327 Aug 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68850519 Feb 201327 Aug 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68931219 Feb 201310 Sep 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68931319 Feb 201310 Sep 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68931419 Feb 201310 Sep 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68931719 Feb 201310 Sep 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68931819 Feb 201310 Sep 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD68931919 Feb 201310 Sep 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69014619 Feb 201324 Sep 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69054719 Feb 20131 Oct 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69453620 Sep 20123 Dec 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69453720 Sep 20123 Dec 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69453820 Sep 20123 Dec 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69453920 Sep 20123 Dec 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69454020 Sep 20123 Dec 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69503413 Nov 201210 Dec 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69605415 Mar 201324 Dec 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69654415 Mar 201331 Dec 2013Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69772620 Sep 201221 Jan 2014Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69772720 Sep 201221 Jan 2014Steeelcase Inc.Chair
USD69772820 Sep 201221 Jan 2014Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69772920 Sep 201221 Jan 2014Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69773020 Sep 201221 Jan 2014Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69774715 Mar 201321 Jan 2014Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69816520 Sep 201228 Jan 2014Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69816620 Sep 201228 Jan 2014Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69995720 Sep 201225 Feb 2014Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69995820 Sep 201225 Feb 2014Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD69995920 Sep 201225 Feb 2014Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD70105320 Sep 201218 Mar 2014Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD7029814 Sep 201322 Apr 2014Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD74267619 Feb 201510 Nov 2015Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD74267719 Feb 201510 Nov 2015Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD75877424 Apr 201514 Jun 2016Steelcase Inc.Headrest assembly
USD75941524 Apr 201521 Jun 2016Steelcase Inc.Headrest
USD76052624 Apr 20155 Jul 2016Steelcase Inc.Headrest assembly
USD78160424 Apr 201521 Mar 2017Steelcase Inc.Chair
USD78160524 Apr 201521 Mar 2017Steelcase Inc.Chair
Classifications
U.S. Classification297/440.11
International ClassificationA47C5/06, A47C31/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47C7/282, A47C31/023
European ClassificationA47C7/28A, A47C31/02A
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
17 Jun 2002ASAssignment
Owner name: CAZZARO S.P.A., ITALY
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:VASSALLO, ALESSANDRO;REEL/FRAME:013017/0797
Effective date: 20020606