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Publication numberUS1157795 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 26, 1915
Filing dateApr 5, 1915
Priority dateApr 5, 1915
Publication numberUS 1157795 A, US 1157795A, US-A-1157795, US1157795 A, US1157795A
InventorsPhilip J Mix
Original AssigneePhilip J Mix
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1157795 A
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P. 1. MIX.


115,75.. Patented 001;. 26, 1915.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed April 5, 1915. Serial No. 19,230.

To all lwhom it may Concern.'

Be it known that l, Pirna? J. lllix, a citi zen of the United States, residing at Boulder, in the county of Boulder and State of Colorado, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Pocket-Seats, of which the following is a specification, reierence being had to the accompanying drawings.

This invention comprehends certain new and useful improvements in stools or seats, and relates particularly to a seat of the foldable type.

The invention has for its primary object a durable and eflicient construction of device of this character, the parts of which may be easily manufactured and readily assembled and not liable to get out oforder, and the invention also aims to provide a, pocket seat which will be very compact and light and capable of being easily stowed away or carried in a coat or hip pocket, or any small traveling bag or the like.'

A further object of the invention is to provide a very convenient and serviceable device of this kind in which the seat proper is removable from the frame and is so arranged that it may be easily wrapped around the frame when the latter is in its folded condition, the seat proper being pref erably provided with clasps whereby itinay be secured around the folded frame, and with a handle so that the device may be easily carried in the hand, if desired. Arnd the invention also aims to generally improve devices of this class so as to render them more useful and commercially desirable.

With these and other objects in view as will more fully appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists in certain constructions, arrangements and combinations of the parts that l shall hereinafter more fully describe and claim.

For a full understanding of the invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, in which- Figure l is a side elevation ofa pocket seat constructed in accordance with my invention, parts being broken away. Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the device with the central portion of the seat proper broken out. Fig. 3 is a view of the frame in folded condition. Fig. 4L is a detail longitudinal section of the standard to which the seat supporting bars are pivotally connected at one end. Fig. 5 is a detail sectional view through one of the legs.

Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and designated in all of the views of the accomiianynig dra-wing by like reference characters.

Referring to the drawing, the reference letter A designates the scat frame as a whole, said frame embodying a plurality ot legs 1 which may be formed of steel or any.

other metal or substance, there being four legs in the present instance and being pret'- erably formed of channeled material, as best illustrated in Fig. Preferably if the channeled legs l are formed of aluminium, or any similar light substance, instead of steel, 'the side walls are reinforced by being thickened, as illustrated at 2. Seat supporting bars 3 are pivotally connected inn termediate of their ends with the legs, but below the upper ends of the latter, by means of rivets d or any similar devices, and the legs l are designed to receive the bars within their channels when the parts are folded, the legs being formed with cut-away portions or slots 5 above the pivot point, to receive the adjoining portions of the bars 3, `in an evident manner. Preferably, the bars 3 are formed of steel or aluminum tubing, although it to be understood that the invention isnot `limited in this regard, and that these and all of the other parts of the device may be constructed of any de sired material orl substances, such as i" und suitable according to the particular requirements of the case. The lower ends oil" the seat supporting bars 3 are pivotally connected to the outwardly extending arms (l that are formed on, in any desired way, c

connected to the upper end of a tulnilaufl standard 7, said standard being mounted to slide longitudinally upon a rod or post S which is provided at its'uppei' end with outwardly extending bars 9 to which 'the upper ends of the legs l. are pivotally connected, and the standard 7 carries a preferably spring pressed latch or clutch l0, which is designed to engage the post 8 so as to hold the same and the standard in the desired adjustedv relation to each other. lt is to be understood that the parts 6, 7, 8 and 9, may be formed in any desired way and of any desired shape and size, although usually the arms 6 are relatively narrow so that they may be received within the slots 5 of the legs 1 when the bars 3 are swung Patented ct. 26, 19in?.

down and into the channels of the legs, when the frame is folded. ln this opera* tion, it is obvious that the standardv will slide upwardly on the post 8toward the pivoted ends of the legs 1..

The seat proper is designated l1. It may ,y beformed out of'any desired substance or material and preferably of some textile fabric whichis not liable to sag or stretch and if desired, it may be reinforced by diagonally extending strips of webbing 12.

The edge or marginv of the seat 11 is turned down to any predetermined or vsuitable eX- tent so as to hook over the upper ends of the supporting bars 3, and preferably the seat'llis provided at its corners with reinforcing members 13 formed of some strong, light' and pliable leather or other substance or material.

lFrom as much of the description as has preceded in connection with the correlated views of the accompanying drawing, it will c loe understood that when the device is in use,

condition, and secured by clasps of any dethe bars 3 and legs l are moved to angular 'positions relative to each other, being held vextending ends of the barsk 3 are swung downwardly so that the 'standard 7 will slide upwardly upon the post 8 and the bars 3 be nested snugly within the channeled legs l. Then the yflexible seat 1l may be wrapped around the frame A with fthe latter in folded siredshape, typeor design so that the entire device may be easily carried in ones pocket or stowed away in ahand bag or some other small space or be carried by means of the handle 15 with which the seat 11 is provided.

lt will'thus be seen that l have produced I a very durable and eliicient device lof this character which will be found to be very convenient inv countless places, and various situations where a small, strong, and compact folding seat or stool is'desirable.

l/Vhile the accompanying drawing illustrates what I believe to be the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in this regard, but that various changes may be made in the construction, arrangements and proportions of the parts without departing from the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

What is claimed, is:

l. A device of the character described, comprising legs and seat supporting bars pivotally connected together intermediate of their ends, a post pivot-,ally connected to the legs at one end of the latter, a standard slidable upon the post and pivotally connected to the bars at one end of the same, a latch arranged to hold the standard and post in fixed adjustment relative to each other, and a seat arranged to be supported upon said bars.

Q. A device of the character described,

comprising a plurality of channeled legs and a plurality of bars, the legs and bars being pivotally connected together intermediate of their ends and the bars being of a width to nest within the channels of the legs, the latter being formed at one end with slots for the purpose specified, a post pivotally connected to the slotted ends of the legs, a standard slidable upon the post and pivotally connected to the bars at one end of the latter, a latch carried by the standard and engageable with the post, and a seat adapted to be connected to the other ends of said bars. t 3. A device of the character described, comprising a supporting frame embodying a plurality of legs and a plurality of seat supporting bars pivotally connected together intermediate of their ends, the legs being channeled and the bars being adapted to nest within the channels and the legs being further provided between the pivot points and one end with longitudinally extending slots, a post provided with outwardly extending arms to which the slotted ends of the legs are pivotally connected, a standard slidable upon the post and provided at one end with outwardly extending arms to which the adjoining ends of the bars are pivotally connected, means for holding the standard and post in fixed adjustment rel ative to each other, and a. seat proper adapted to be supported on the other ends of the bars.

In testimony whereof I hereunto aiix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.




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US5044690 *Mar 14, 1990Sep 3, 1991Torrey Ralph HFolding stool
US6575422 *Dec 18, 2000Jun 10, 2003Edward ZhengFoldable frame
US9402467 *Mar 5, 2015Aug 2, 2016Zhejiang Hengfeng Top Leisure Co., Ltd.Collapsible table and method of adjusting the same
USD733477 *Sep 18, 2013Jul 7, 2015Eric SuttonFour legged folding leg mechanism
U.S. Classification297/461, 248/170, 248/434, 108/128
Cooperative ClassificationA47C9/00