Power actuated rocking furniture mechanism

  • US 8,459,732 B2
  • Filed: 04/13/2010
  • Issued: 06/11/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/13/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rocking furniture member having an electrically powered actuation mechanism, comprising:

  • a frame;

    an actuation mechanism connected to the frame, the actuation mechanism including an extendable and retractable leg rest assembly;

    an electrically powered drive assembly connected to the actuation mechanism operating to move the leg rest assembly between retracted and extended positions; and

    a rotation member of a resilient polymeric material positioned between the actuation mechanism and the frame permitting an occupant induced rocking motion of the actuation mechanism with respect to the frame at least when the leg rest assembly is in the retracted position.

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