Lovesac Co has filed a patent for a furniture system that includes a hidden induction charger for charging electrical devices. The system consists of a base with a seating surface, a transverse member with cushioning materials, and an induction charger with an induction coil positioned between the cushioning materials. The charger is hidden from view and provides charging when an electrical device is placed adjacent to the cushioning material. GlobalData’s report on Lovesac gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.
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A furniture system with hidden induction charger for charging devices
A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230319473A1) describes a furniture system that includes an electrical charging system for charging electronic devices. The furniture system consists of a base with a seating surface, a transverse member forming a backrest or an armrest, and an induction charger. The transverse member is made up of a frame, two cushioning materials, and an outer cover. The induction charger, which includes an induction coil, is hidden from view and is positioned between the two cushioning materials. When the seating surface is horizontally disposed, a portion of the first cushioning material is vertically aligned with the induction coil above it, and a portion of the second cushioning material is vertically aligned with the induction coil below it. This arrangement allows for induction charging of an electrical device when it is placed adjacent to the first cushioning material.
Additionally, the patent describes a charging surface located on or near the first cushioning material. This allows the induction charger to provide induction charging to the electrical device when it is positioned on the charging surface. The transverse member also includes an inner cover that covers the cushioning materials and the induction charger, and is partially covered by the outer cover. The outer cover can be made of various materials such as polyester, chenille, tweed, linen, velvet, leather, polyester linen, cotton, cotton blend, denim, twill, faux fur, or leather material.
The patent further details that the first and second cushioning materials have different depths, with the second depth being greater than the first depth. Both cushioning materials are made of foam pads.
Another embodiment of the furniture system includes a housing for the induction charger, with the induction coil positioned between the cushioning materials. The housing has a top surface, a bottom surface, and two side surfaces. The first cushioning material is disposed along the top surface, the second cushioning material is disposed along the bottom surface, and the third and fourth cushioning materials are disposed along the side surfaces.
Overall, this patent describes a furniture system that integrates an electrical charging system, allowing for convenient and hidden charging of electronic devices. The system includes various cushioning materials and covers, as well as different configurations for the induction charger and charging surface.