Support assembly for a seating structure

  • US 6,702,390 B2
  • Filed: 09/26/2002
  • Issued: 03/09/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A support assembly for supporting a body of a user in a seating structure, the support assembly comprising:

  • a rigid frame member;

    an expandable, semi-rigid carrier member expandable between at least a first and second configuration, wherein said carrier member is attached to said frame member when expanded to said second configuration; and

    a membrane of elastic material comprising an edge, wherein at least a portion of said edge is molded with said carrier member, wherein said membrane is stretched a desired amount as said carrier member is expanded between said at least said first and second configurations.

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