ApplicationNo. 334248 filed on 11/04/1994
US Classes:297/344.14, Horizontal movement concurrent with vertical movement; i.e., oblique movement248/188.5, Telescoping297/323, With armrest interconnected for mutual movement297/327, To plural use positions297/344.18Slidably coupled components (e.g., telescoped, etc.)
ExaminersPrimary: Cuomo, Peter M.
Assistant: Barfield, Anthony D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA47C 003/20
AbstractA chair includes a multi-position seat and a frame assembly for supporting the seat in a selected position above a floor underlying the seat. The seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back positioned to lie adjacent to the seat bottom. The seat back is formed to include a guide channel receiving a portion of the frame assembly therein. The frame assembly includes a pedestal and a frame coupled to the pedestal and arranged to pass through, slide in, and pivot in the guide channel formed in the seat back. The frame assembly further includes at least one seat support link and a latch assembly. Each seat support link has one end pivotally coupled to the frame and another end pivotally coupled to the seat to allow the seat to be moved relative to the frame by a caregiver between selected positions. The latch assembly releasably couples the seat back to the frame to block pivoting and sliding movement of the frame in the guid channel and relative to the seat back and to block pivoting movement of each seat support link relative to the seat and frame.
Field of SearchSlidably coupled components (e.g., telescoped, etc.)
Bottom and back tiltable as unit
To plural use positions
With set means horizontally spaced from pivot
With concurrent horizontal movement
Horizontal movement concurrent with vertical movement; i.e., oblique movement
Elevating or leveling device
Interbraced support surface and legs