|Publication number||US20080115702 A1|
|Application number||US 11/561,891|
|Publication date||May 22, 2008|
|Filing date||Nov 21, 2006|
|Priority date||Nov 10, 2006|
|Also published as||CN200980449Y, EP1969969A1, EP1969969B1|
|Publication number||11561891, 561891, US 2008/0115702 A1, US 2008/115702 A1, US 20080115702 A1, US 20080115702A1, US 2008115702 A1, US 2008115702A1, US-A1-20080115702, US-A1-2008115702, US2008/0115702A1, US2008/115702A1, US20080115702 A1, US20080115702A1, US2008115702 A1, US2008115702A1|
|Original Assignee||Wen-Tsan Wang|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (2), Classifications (13)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
(a) Technical Field of the Invention
The present invention to furniture and more particularly to such a furniture that has its body formed of strips members.
(b) Description of the Prior Art
Manu materials including stones, glass, wood, plastics, stainless steel, and etc., are used to make tables, chairs, cabinets and many other different furniture. A wooden furniture shows an antique sense of beauty that attracts people to buy. There are known furniture having a meshed body structure and a framework supporting the meshed body structure. The meshed body structure is formed of wooden or bamboo strips by means of a weaving technique and then bonded or nailed to the framework. The wearing procedure is complicated, requiring much labor and time. Therefore, these conventional meshed body structure type furniture are commonly expensive.
The primary purpose of the present invention is to provide furniture which comprises a top frame, the top frame having a plurality of oblique bottom mounting holes arranged along a border area thereof; a bottom frame, the bottom frame having a plurality of oblique top mounting holes arranged along a border area thereof; at least one endless inner supporting frame spaced between the top frame and the bottom frame; a plurality of strip members respectively connected between the top frame and the bottom frame and extending around and supported on the at least one endless inner supporting frame, the strip members each having a top end respectively fastened to the oblique bottom mounting holes of the top frame and a bottom end respectively fastened to the oblique top mounting holes of the bottom frame; and at least one fastening member that secures the strip members to the at least one endless inner supporting frame.
According to another aspect of the present invention, the at least one endless inner supporting frame can be made having an outer diameter greater than the top and bottom frames to support the strip members in an outwardly curved status. Alternatively, the at least one endless inner supporting frame can be made having an outer diameter smaller than the top and bottom frames to support the strip members in an inwardly curved status.
According to still another aspect of the present invention, the top and bottom frame and the at least one endless inner supporting frame can be made having a circular or rectangular profile, or any of a variety of shapes.
According to still another aspect of the present invention, the at least one fastening member each can be a cord member.
The foregoing object and summary provide only a brief introduction to the present invention. To fully appreciate these and other objects of the present invention as well as the invention itself, all of which will become apparent to those skilled in the art, the following detailed description of the invention and the claims should be read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. Throughout the specification and drawings identical reference numerals refer to identical or similar parts.
Many other advantages and features of the present invention will become manifest to those versed in the art upon making reference to the detailed description and the accompanying sheets of drawings in which a preferred structural embodiment incorporating the principles of the present invention is shown by way of illustrative example.
The following descriptions are of exemplary embodiments only, and are not intended to limit the scope, applicability or configuration of the invention in any way. Rather, the following description provides a convenient illustration for implementing exemplary embodiments of the invention. Various changes to the described embodiments may be made in the function and arrangement of the elements described without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.
A prototype of furniture has been constructed with the features of
Although particular embodiments of the invention have been described in detail for purposes of illustration, various modifications and enhancements may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. For example, straight strip members may be used and connected between the top frame and the bottom frame to substitute for the arched strip members. Accordingly, the invention is not to be limited except as by the appended claims.
It will be understood that each of the elements described above, or two or more together may also find a useful application in other type of methods differing from the type described above.
While certain novel features of this invention have been shown and described and are pointed out in the annexed claim, it is not intended to be limited to the details above, since it will be understood that various omissions, modifications, substitutions and changes in the forms and details of the device illustrated and in its operation can be made by those skilled in the art without departing in any way from the spirit of the present invention.
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|Cooperative Classification||A47B13/023, A47B7/00, A47B85/06, A47C3/16, A47B2220/0088, A47C5/02|
|European Classification||A47C5/02, A47C3/16, A47B13/02C, A47B7/00, A47B85/06|