Mississippi patent of the Month – May 2021

The advent of online shopping has meant that the shippability of a product is increasingly important. A bulkier item costs more in shipping and is less convenient throughout the entire process. However, when these shippable products arrive, they need to assemble easily for the average customer. Max Home, LLC prides themselves on home improvements and are working on modifying and developing their products to suit the new online shopping era.

Recently, they have designed an easily assembled, cushioned seat. This system uses separated components for the legs, arms, back and base. The pieces are able to connect using threaded screws. These threaded fasteners extend from the legs through the base of the frame and into the arms. The base frame uses a stretcher with an attached support leg. This support leg rotates to be flush with the stretcher during shipping, and to extend out when assembled. Each of the components are sized to suit shipping, and packaged flush against each other. Redesigning home furniture is likely the future, with online shopping being much easier for the consumers. 

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