Vandal resistant upholstered seat

  • US 4,917,931 A
  • Filed: 02/24/1988
  • Issued: 04/17/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/24/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vandal resistant upholstered seat insert for a seat wherein the seat insert is shaped to fit in a seat insert portion of the seat and wherein the seat insert is attached to the seat by releasable fastening means, the seat insert comprising:

  • a hard substrate shaped to fit in the seat insert portion of the seat and including means for removably attaching the seat insert to the seat by means of the insert fastening means, the substrate having an outer surface that is engaged by a seated passenger;

    a vertical pile fabric covering the outer surface of the substrate comprising a planar backing material with a plurality of generally upright fibers attached to the backing material and extending outwardly from an outer side of the backing material; and

    a layer of high strength adhesive interposed between the vertical pile fabric and the substrate and affixing the vertical pile fabric to the substrate, the adhesive bonding the fabric to the substrate with a bond strength that is sufficient to resist peeling of the fabric from the substrate.

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