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David R Jones, Gregory S Gerard, Julie H Hanley: Seamless integration of internet resources. America Online, Standley & Gilcrest, February 15, 2000: US06026429 (256 worldwide citation)

A mechanism for seanilessly searching and accessing information available through the Internet and other resources is disclosed. The present invention maintains a database of file objects available from numerous sources. The present invention updates the database periodically to ensure the accuracy ...


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Clifford M Gross: Method and apparatus for evaluating a load bearing surface such as a seat. Biomechanics Corporation of America, Pennie & Edmonds, October 22, 1991: US05060174 (227 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are described for evaluating a load bearing surface such as a seat. Preferred apparatus for the practice of the invention comprises a plurality of sensors which are distributed across a load bearing surface such as a seat pan, apparatus for measuring the pressures exerted on t ...


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Clifford M Gross, Jose Banaag, Ravi Goonetilleke, Chandra Nair: Feedback system for load bearing surface. Biomechanics Corporation of America, Marmorek Guttman & Rubenstein, December 8, 1992: US05170364 (224 worldwide citation)

An electronic system for adjusting a load bearing surface such as a chair or bed to provide a desired level of comfort comprises an array of pressure sensors located within the load bearing surface. The pressure sensors generate data indicating the actual distribution of pressure exerted by a user o ...


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William E Stumpf, Rodney C Schoenfelder, Donald Chadwick, Carolyn Keller, Timothy P Coffield, Randy J Sayers, Jeffrey W Bruner, Eric Cammenga: Office chair. Herman Miller, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, May 9, 2000: US06059368 (197 worldwide citation)

A support assembly for supporting the body of a user in a chair including a frame member having a channel. A prestretched membrane comprising an elastic material is attached to a carrier member, which is inserted in the channel. A method is also provided for manufacturing a chair including a frame m ...


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Marcus C Koepke, Jay R Machael, Matthew J Phillips, Douglas A Schroeder, Craig H Schultz, Erik A Steffensen: Lumbar support for a chair. HON Technology, Jones Day, June 3, 2003: US06572190 (193 worldwide citation)

A lumbar support for a chair having a flexible back, includes at least one generally vertical support member disposed to the rear of the chair back. A transverse member engages the vertical support and has opposed ends provided with grippers for gripping opposed edges of the flexible back. The trans ...


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James T Ligon Sr, Stephen P Porter, Andrew L Patrias Jr: Variable apex back support. Ligon Brothers Manufacturing Company, Dykema Gossett, May 21, 1996: US05518294 (189 worldwide citation)

A single-piece strong, flexible back support for use in seats such as automobile seats or office chairs, includes a central body portion with outwardly extending support fingers such that an arch having a variable apex is formed when the back support is subtended longitudinally. The longitudinal loc ...


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Glenn A Knoblock, Arnold B Dammermann, Larry DeKraker, Kevin A Ekdahl, Kurt R Heidmann, Gardner J Klaasen II, James A Perkins, Gordon J Peterson, Edward H Punches, Charles P Roossien, David S Teppo, Michael J Yancharas: Lumbar device. Steelcase Development Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, May 28, 2002: US06394546 (180 worldwide citation)

A seating unit includes a flexible back including a concavely-shaped lumbar region, and a tensioned cover stretched over the concavely-shaped lumbar region. A lumbar device is fit between the front surface and the covering, with a tension of the covering biasing the lumbar device against the lumbar ...


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Robert J Battey, Glenn A Knoblock, Larry DeKraker, Kurt R Heidmann, Michelle R Johnson, Robert M Scheper: Chair with novel seat construction. Steelcase, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, February 16, 1999: US05871258 (178 worldwide citation)

A chair is provided having a base assembly, a back frame pivoted to the base assembly for movement between upright and reclined positions, and a seat slidably supported on the base frame and pivoted to the back assembly so that the seat moves forwardly and its rear moves forwardly and downwardly wit ...


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Eberhard Faust, Karl Pfahler: Vehicle seat. DaimlerChrysler, Evenson McKeown Edwards & Lenahan PLLC, March 6, 2001: US06196627 (175 worldwide citation)

A vehicle seat has a cushion integrated into a seat part and/or a seat back. The cushion has a ventilation layer through which air can flow and a cushion cover stretched over the cushion surface facing the seated individual. A plurality of electrically driven miniature fans which are located in air ...