US 9,808,090 B2
Footrest device for armchairs or sofas
Massimo Carrera, Pesaro (IT)
Assigned to CIAR S.p.A., Pesaro (IT)
Filed by CIAR S.p.A., Pesaro (IT)
Filed on Jun. 18, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/743,291.
Claims priority of application No. BO2014A0342 (IT), filed on Jun. 19, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0366355 A1, Dec. 24, 2015
Int. Cl. A47C 7/50 (2006.01)
CPC A47C 7/506 (2013.01) 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A footrest device for armchairs or sofas comprising:
a support frame;
a first footrest panel;
a second footrest panel (4); and
an actuating device to move the two footrest panels between an extended operating position, in which the two footrest panels project from the front of the support frame, and a retracted rest position;
the actuating device comprising a crank mechanism configured in such a way that,
when arranged in their retracted rest position, the two footrest panels substantially overlap one another and are arranged in respective containment planes distinct from one another and substantially parallel to one another; and
the second footrest panel is arranged behind the first footrest panel when the footrest panels are arranged in their retracted rest position and in front of the first footrest panel when the footrest panels are arranged in their extended operating position;
the crank mechanism comprising two lever mechanisms arranged on opposite sides with regard to a longitudinal symmetry plane of the support frame; and
wherein the second footrest panel has a width equal to a width of the first footrest panel and greater than a space defined between the two lever mechanisms.