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Publication numberUS3423127 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 21, 1969
Filing dateMay 24, 1967
Priority dateMay 24, 1967
Publication numberUS 3423127 A, US 3423127A, US-A-3423127, US3423127 A, US3423127A
InventorsShankman Martin
Original AssigneeShankman Martin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Floor pad-chair
US 3423127 A
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Jan. 21, 1969 M. SHANKMAN FLOOR PAD-CHAIR Filed May 24, 1967 INVENTQR. MARTIN SHANKMAN 3a MI ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,423,127 FLOOR PAD-CHAIR Martin Shankman, 4750 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, Fla. 33146 Filed May 24, 1967, Ser. No. 640,898 US. Cl. 297-457 Int. Cl. A47c 7/20, 3/02 2 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE This invention relates to a reclining floor pad for use by persons looking at television and has for its object a cushion pad that has an upstanding backrest and with the pad being formed of foam rubber or the like and reinforced by a pipe frame that is embedded into the rubber pad and held to the pipe frame by cement.

The invention has for its prime purpose an elongated pad that is formed of multiple sections of foam rubber and reinforced against expanding by a frame of piping that is embedded into the marginal portions of the pad and with the pad and the frame at one end being angled upwardly to form a backrest and whereby a person may recline upon the pad, when the pad is placed upon a floor or other area and so that the person upon the pad may comfortably view television or the like.

The invention has for its prime purpose an elongated pad that is formed of multiple sections of foam rubber or other suitable materials and reinforced against spreading by a frame of piping that is embedded into the marginal portions of the pad and with the pad and the frame at one end being angled upwardly to form a backrest, however a person may recline upon the pad when the pad is placed upon a floor or other area and so that the person upon the pad may comfortably view television or the like.

The pad longitudinally is tapered and permits a person to sit or recline upon the pad and spread his legs outwardly to engage the floor and to rock the pad by pressing the back against the backrest and shoving upwardly with the legs and functions effectively as an exercising device.

Further the pads may be stacked one upon the other, facilitating storage.

Novel features of construction and operation of the device will be more clearly apparent during the course of the following description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings wherein has been illustrated a preferred form of the device and wherein like characters of reference are employed to denote like parts throughout the several figures.

In the drawings:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a pad constructed in accordance with the invention,

FIGURE 2 is a longitudinal section taken substantially on line 22 of FIGURE 1, and

FIGURE 3 is a transverse section taken substantially on line 3-3 of FIGURE 1.

Referring specifically to the drawings, there has been illustrated an elongated pad 5 that is shaped at one end to provide a backrest 6. The pad 5 is attached to a transverse foam rubber headrest section 7 and a foot section 8. The pad 5 is molded of foam rubber or other suitable material having a suitable transverse width. A pipe frame 9 extends from the foot rest 8, to the head section 7 and is curved at its opposite ends in accordance with the contour of the device.

In assembling the device, the marginal edge of the pad 5 is slit inwardly, as shown at 10 and then separated and engaged over the pipe 9, after a suitable bonding cement has been applied to the pipe and the slit whereby the pipe is embedded into the pad a suitable distance to prevent the pad from stretching or otherwise becoming twisted, The pipe 9 at the foot section 8, engages within a slit or groove 11 of the foot section and cemented to prevent the foot section from becoming disengaged from the pad. The foot section 8 is also cemented upon its forward side for bonding engagement at the pad 5. The pipe 9 also extends across the head section 7 and is likewise cemented into a slit 12 of the head rest and upon its face so that the head rest and the back rest 6 are firmly united together. It is contemplated that the entire pad, including the pad 5, the foot rest 8 and the head rest 7 may be covered by a continuous cover, not shown and with the cover being provided with 'a zipper that permits the cover to be removed for leaning purposes. At the bend between the pad 5 and the back 6, the device is rounded as shown at 13 and the pipe member 9 is bent along an are having a large radius as shown to provide the rounded portion 13. A cross bar may be provided at the bend to further reinforce the device.

It will be apparent from the foregoing, that a very novel and comfortable floor pad has been provided. The pad is light in weight and easily transferable to different positions either on the floor or possibly laid upon a bed. The device is cheap to manufacture, is strong, durable and provides a cushion pad that is comfortable to lie upon, functions as an exercising pad or may be rocked by the feet extended outwardly and engaging the floor, to force the device in a rocking motion upon the curved portion 13.

It is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the precise construction shown, but that changes are contemplated as readily fall within the spirit of the invention as shall be determined by the scope of the subjoined claims.

I claim:

1. A lounge adapted to rest on a floor and including in combination an elongated rectangular pad of resilient yieldable material having a length and width sufficient to receive and support a human being and having top and bottom surfaces and a marginal edge surface, a rigid rectangular annular pipe frame completely embedded in said pad with said pipe frame extending completely around the marginal edge portion of said pad but recessed inwardly from the marginal edge surface of said pad and also recessed inwardly from both the top and bottom surfaces of said pad so that said pipe frame is surrounded by a substantial thickness of the material of the pad on all sides thereof, said pipe frame having two end legs and two side legs substantially longer than said end legs with said side legs and said pad being bent along an arc with a large radius to form a seat section adapted to rest flat on a floor and a back section angled upwardly from said seat section with a curved section between said seat and back sections, said seat section being long enough to support the legs and feet of a person sitting thereon with feet outstretched and said back section being shorter than cept at said curved section and said bottom surface being fiat and undistorted except at said curved section so that said bottom surface under said seat section may rest flat on a floor but allow said rocking motion on said curved section.

2. A reclining lounge adapted to rest on a floor and including in combination an elongated rectangular pad of resilient yieldable material having a length and width sufficient to receive and support a human being and having top and bottom surfaces and a marginal edge surface, a rigid rectangular annular metal frame completely embedded in said pad with said frame extending completely around the marginal edge portion of said pad but recessed inwardly from said marginal edge surface of said pad and also recessed inwardly from both the top and bottom surfaces of said pad so that said frame is surrounded by a substantial thickness of the material of the pad on all sides thereof, said frame having two end legs and two side legs substantially longer than said end legs, said pad being comprised of two end pieces and an intermediate piece with said end pieces being split transversely of the pad and receiving the end legs of the frame in the splits, and said intermediate piece being split longitudinally of the pad along said marginal surface and receiving the side legs of the frame in the splits, said pieces being bonded together to form a unitary pad, said side legs and said pad being bent along an arc With a large radius to form a seat section adapted to rest flat on a floor and a back section angled upwardly from said seat section With a curved section between said seat and back sections, said seat section being long enough to support the legs and feet of a person sitting thereon with feet outstretched and said back section being shorter than said seat section but long enough to support the person from the Waist up with the head of the person leaning against the upper part of the back section, said curved section having a radius sufficiently great to facilitate rocking of said lounge when the feet of the person are spread outwardly to engage the floor and pushed to force the back section downwardly while causing the seat section to rise, said pad being free of any substantial bends except at said curved section and said bottom surface being flat and undistorted except at said curved section so that said bottom surface under said seat section may rest flat on a floor but allow said rocking motion on said curved section.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,482,306 9/1949 Waldheim 297457 X 2,845,997 8/1958 Waite 297457 3,070,402 12/1962 Stanton 297-421 3,132,899 5/1964 Render 297458 X 3,243,234 3/1966 Fehlner 297457 3,287,749 11/1966 Marsico 5-354 3,289,224 12/1966 Witchel 5-345 3,318,636 5/1967 Callum 297-457 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,073,820 6/ 1967 Great Britain.

CASMIR A. NUNBERG, Primary Examiner.

US. Cl. X.R. 5112, 344

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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/452.2, 5/112, 297/452.17, 5/420, 29/91, 29/91.1
International ClassificationA47C3/16, A47C5/00, A47C3/02, A47C7/18, A47C3/029, A47C7/20, A47C5/06, A47C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C5/06, A47C3/029, A47C3/16, A47C7/20
European ClassificationA47C7/20, A47C5/06, A47C3/16, A47C3/029