Modular stackable furniture systems

  • US 8,454,088 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2012
  • Issued: 06/04/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/08/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A stackable modular seating system, relating to assisting separation of at least one chair seat from at least one seating frame to enable separate stacking and to enable rapid deployment of a plurality of assembled seating frames and chair seats and to enable rapid retrieval and disassembly of a deployed plurality of assembled seating frames and chair seats, comprising:

  • a) at least one seating frame comprisingi) at least one back support element, andii) at least one rigid unitary seat support element,iii) wherein said at least one rigid unitary seat support element comprises(1) at least four support bars extending from at least one hub, and(2) at least one inter-bar support connecting at least two of said at least four support barsiv) at least four legs comprising at least two front legs and at least two rear legs; and

    b) at least one seat-attacher structured and arranged to assist tool-free attachment and tool-free detachment of the at least one chair seat to and from said at least one rigid unitary seat support of said at least one seating frame;

    wherein said at least one seating frame is structured and arranged to nest in a stack with at least one other substantially identical seating frame, when the at least one chair seat is detached from each said at least one rigid unitary seat support;

    d) wherein the at least one chair seat, when attached to said at least one seating frame, obstructs multiple units of said at least one seating frames from nesting in a stack;

    e) wherein a plurality of said at least one seating frames assembled with the at least one chair seats are rapidly assemble-able and deployable from at least one nested-stacked configuration;

    f) wherein such deployed plurality of assembled seating frames and chair seats are rapidly disassemble-able and retrievable to such at least one nested-stacked configurationg) wherein said at least at least four support bars extending from said at least one hub are permanently welded together at said at least one hub; and

    h) wherein said at least one inter-bar support are permanently welded to said at least two of said at least four support bars.

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