Patent Number: 7,708,347

Title: Footrest mounting arrangement for an article of furniture

Abstract: An article of seating furniture includes a base, a seat and a back. The back includes a reclining mechanism. The seat is interconnected with the reclining mechanism such that reclining movement of the back moves the seat forwardly and upwardly. When the back is fully reclined and the seat is fully raised, an upper surface of the seat is coplanar with an upper surface of the back. A footrest is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. When extended, the footrest is generally coplanar with the seat. The back includes a spine having a lower end pivotably interconnected with the base. The spine includes a seat mounting extension to which the seat is pivotably mounted. Mounting links between the seat and the base provide movement of the seat when the back is reclined. The base is pivotably mounted to a frame for movement between a horizontal orientation and a Trendelenburg orientation in which the back is lowered relative to the seat, and a latch between the frame and the base maintains the base in the desired orientation.

Inventors: Griepentrog; Dennis G. (DePere, WI), Williams; Scott J. (Green Bay, WI), Barefoot; James E. (Winston Salem, NC)

Assignee: Krueger International, Inc.

International Classification: A47C 7/50 (20060101); A47C 1/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018