Global Patent Index - EP 1039816 B1

EP 1039816 B1 2003-06-25 - CHAIR MECHANISM

Title (en)

CHAIR MECHANISM

Title (de)

STUHLMECHANIK

Title (fr)

MECANIQUE DE FAUTEUIL

Publication

EP 1039816 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 99949277 A

Priority

  • IB 9901720 W
  • IB 9801647 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0022961A1] The inventive chair mechanism is configured as a so-called synchronous mechanism in order to obtain a simultaneous, co-ordinated adjustment of the seat panel (8) when the angle of the back-rest (4) is adjusted. The underframe is placed on a height-adjustable pneumatic spring (13, 14). A mechanical torsion spring, preferably a rubber spring, is used for the synchronous movement, another mechanical spring, preferably a helical spring, being arranged parallel thereto with an accumulative effect in relation to the resistance of the torsion spring. The strength of the torsion spring can be regulated. The positioning of the axes of rotation (A1-A4) is crucial to the kinematics. The chair can be adjusted from an assembly position in which the springs can be used in their relaxed state, through a vertical position, to a reclining position. The most obvious advantages of the inventive chair mechanism are the large opening angle between the seat panel (8) and the back support in the reclining position, the adjustable degree of hardness, and the non-rigid seat shell. The relaxing reclining position can therefore be adopted as a permanent working position. The degree of lumbar support and the height of the back-rest can also be regulated. The user can select the optimum seat depth and therefore obtain effective support for the back and shoulders, without having to strain the neck muscles in order to maintain eye contact with a screen.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A47C 1/032

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47C 7/02 (2006.01); A47C 1/032 (2006.01); A47C 1/036 (2006.01); A47C 3/026 (2006.01); A47C 3/30 (2006.01); A47C 7/38 (2006.01); A47C 7/42 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47C 1/03261 (2013.01); A47C 1/023 (2013.01); A47C 1/03255 (2013.01); A47C 1/03266 (2013.01); A47C 1/03272 (2013.01); A47C 7/38 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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EPO simple patent family

WO 0022961 A1 20000427; AT 243445 T 20030715; DE 59906092 D1 20030731; EP 1039816 A1 20001004; EP 1039816 B1 20030625; JP 2003521956 A 20030722; US 6439661 B1 20020827; WO 0022959 A1 20000427

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