US 9,809,137 B2
Securing covers over foam cushions
Victor Horst Kheil, Kitchener (CA)
Assigned to Velcro BVBA, (BE)
Appl. No. 14/774,477
Filed by Velcro BVBA, Deinze (BE)
PCT Filed Mar. 10, 2014, PCT No. PCT/EP2014/054554
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Sep. 10, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/139933, PCT Pub. Date Sep. 18, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/779,620, filed on Mar. 13, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0023581 A1, Jan. 28, 2016
Int. Cl. B60N 2/58 (2006.01); B29C 43/22 (2006.01); B29C 43/46 (2006.01)
CPC B60N 2/5825 (2013.01) [B60N 2/5841 (2013.01); B60N 2/5891 (2013.01); B29C 43/222 (2013.01); B29C 43/46 (2013.01); B29C 2043/461 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
12. A covered foam cushion, comprising:
a foam bun having a contoured outer surface defining an elongated trench between opposing side walls;
a retainer permanently secured to the foam bun and recessed within the trench between the side walls; and
a cover extending over at least a portion of the foam bun and secured in place by a clip molded onto a distal edge of a flange of the cover within the trench of the foam bun, the clip fastened to the retainer and having lateral protrusions that bear against the opposing side walls of the trench;
wherein the protrusions of the clip comprise wings extending from inboard pivots to outer surfaces that engage the opposing side walls; and
wherein each wing is connected outboard of its inboard pivot to a corresponding cam surface of the clip.