US 1969266 A
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Aug. 7, 1934. w. F. HEROLD 1,969,266
CUSHION SUPPORT FOR FURNITURE Filed May 12. 1933 INVENTOLR. Ligmm FHERULJJ I 4/ W ATTORNEY.
Patented Aug. 7, I934 l UNITED STATES PATENT orrlcs CUSHION SUPPORT FOR FURNITURE Walter F. Herold, Bridgeport, Conn, assignor to. a The Bassick Company, Bridgeport, Conn.) a corporation of Connecticut Application May 12, 1933, Seri alNo. 670 803 5 3 Claims. (01. -137) The present invention relates to a cushion suitable resilient material, its upper portion, support for furniture, particularly for use with which is adapted to be exposed, being in the radio cabinets, phonograph cabinets and other form of "a truncated cone and. itslower portion, structures in which vibrations are set up, an which is adapted to be'retained and confined 5 object being to provide a support which will abwithin the fioor engaging shoe, being in the form sorb and damp such vibrations so that they will ofa relatively flat inverted truncated cone, not be transmitted to the floor. Another object there being an annular groove '11 in the side isto provide a support which will compensate wall between these upper and lower portions. for slight irregularities in the furniture, or in Another annular groove 12 is provided in the the floor, and which also has resiliency characside wall intermediate the upper and lower ends teristics adapted to provide resilient, Vibration of the upper portion, for the reception of'a absorbing, and compensating support for furnispring-ring confining member, presently to be ture of widely different weights. more f lly r ferred to, and theupper surface A further object is to provide a cushion supis provided with a concavity 13 'in' which the 15 port in which a relatively large body of cushionend of the furniture is adapted to" rest. The ing material is provided in exposed relation, and under surface f t s n dy s p vid d in which means is provided to confine such body with a series of spaced concentric ribs 14', the against excessive lateral distortion, while at the es lient cushioning action of which will b same time maintaining the cushioning effect of presently-more y p a ned. 20 the bodyin its most effective locale in relation oo engaging shoe or the base 15 is prot t Supported i ht, vlded with an upwardly and inwardly curved Another object is to provide a cushion support rim 16 into Which the lower po t on of the having a resilient body and a hard floor encushion y is p d to be forced and exgaging shoe, and in which means is provided for handed, the edge of the rim 6 engaging the 25, maintaining the body against uneven distortion annular grOoVe 11 to thus interlockingly retain 1 and dispmcemenh the parts together. A relatively stiff resilient With the above and other objects in view an Split-Spring ring is e aged in t e roove embodiment of the invention is shown in the after the y is inserted in the Shoe, d accompanying drawing, and this embodiment prevents removal of the cushion body as long 30 will be hereinafter more fully described with refas h rin r m i p ce, th ring providin erence thereto, and the invention will be finally a un orm confining reinforcement about the i t d t i th d m body which prevents its distortion at any one I th d i point, distributing strains thereon uniformly Fig 1 is d l ti f a hi t, about the body. As such distortion is necessary 5 according to the illustrated exemplary emb di to insert and remove the body it will be seen ment of the invention. that the ring effectually retains it, while at the Fig 2 is a top plan i thereof same time preventing such distortion as might Fig 3 is vertical ti l i result from an uneven load imposed on the sup- Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view with a furnip Side pressure Set p ou Sliding the ture leg supported in the device, and showing furniture. The Spring ring furthermore con- 140 the relative arrangement of the parts under fi h v ly large xp d rea of he load. cushion body against excessive lateral distor- Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the cushion body. tion, so that the effective cushioning action of Fig. 6 is a bottom plan view thereof. the Suppo t is properly directed beneath the 5 Fig. '7 is a plan view of the resilient retaining ppo t d oad. In order to prevent cutting o ring ployed the cushion body under extremely heavy loads Fig. 8 is a sectional view of the metal floor and also p v cushioning supp rt for such engaging shoe. heavy loads the split spring ring has expansibil- Similar reference characters indicate correy under Such heavy loads thus permitting m- 50 spondjng parts throughout th several figures of ited lateral distortion of the cushion body while the drawing. preventing excessive lateral distortion. Referring to the drawing, the cushion sup- The shoe 15 is slightly dished so that a space port, according to the exemplary illustrated emis p ov ded b twe n i Sur ace and the fiat unbodiment of the invention, comprises a circular der surface of the cushion body, so that the 55 cushion body 10, formed of rubber or other body is supported in the manner of a bridge by 119 the shoe and has a limited flexing under very light loads between its flat position and the position where the under surface engages and conforms to the shoe. Also an annular space is provided between the inclined side wall of the lower portion of the body and the inner surface of the rim 16 of the shoe, and which permits of outward expansion of the body under load. The reduced cross-sectional area of the lower ribbed portion 14- and the air spaces between the ribs is such that this portion will compress to a substantial degree under moderately light loads, while heavy loads will, cause compression in the main rubber body. In any case a proper cushion support adapted to absorb and damp vibrations is provided for practically any of the usual weights of'radio and phonegraph cabinets. a
I have illustrated and described a preferred a d Sa cto em i nt f the i n i n, but it will be obvious that changes may be made therein, within the spirit and scope thereof, as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:--.
1. A cushion Support for furniture, comprising a floor engaging shoe, a cushion body of resilient material including a lower portion disposed and retained in said shoe and an upper portion disposed above said shoe, and a confining split spring ring disposed about said body at a point,
above said shoe having: a lesser degree of resiliencythan the material of said cushion body, the outer peripheral surface of said ring being unv confined and said ring having lateral expansibility to prevent excessive lateral distortion of said cushion body while permitting limited lateral distortion of said cushion .body under prede-; termined loads.
2. A cushion support for furniture, comprising a floor engaging shoe, a cushion body of resilient material including a lower portion disposed and retained in said shoe and an upper portion disposed above said shoe, there being an annular groove in the side wall of said body above said shoe, and a confining split spring ring disposed in said groove having a lesser degree'of resiliency than the material of said cushion. body, said groove confining the inner peripheral surface and the upper and lower surfaces of said ring, the outer peripheral surface of said ring being unconfined and said ring having lateral expansibilityto prevent, excessive lateral distortion of said cushion body while permitting limited lateral distortion of said cushion body under predetermined loads.
3, A cushion support for furniture, comprising a floor engaging shoe having a side wall and an inwardly extending flange at. its upper edge, a cushion body of resilient material including a lower portion disposed in said shoe and an upper portion disposed above said shoe, there being an annular groovev between said lower and upper portions engaged by said flange of the, shoe, and there being an annular groove in the side wall of said bodyabove said shoe, and a confining split spring ring disposed in said second groove having a lesser degree of resiliency than thematerial of said cushion body, saidfgroove confining the inner peripheral surface and the upper and lower surfaces of saidring, the outer peripheral surface of said ring being unconfined and said ring having lateral expansibility to prevent excessive lateral distortion of said iii) cushion, body while permitting limited lateral distortion of said cushion body under predetera m ne oa s- 7 1 WALTER HEROLD.
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