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Publication numberUS1600915 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 21, 1926
Filing dateApr 6, 1925
Priority dateApr 6, 1925
Publication numberUS 1600915 A, US 1600915A, US-A-1600915, US1600915 A, US1600915A
InventorsVerka James J
Original AssigneeVerka James J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1600915 A
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Sept. 21 1926.

J. J. VERKA ROCKING CHAIR 2 Sheets-Shet 2 Filed April 6, 1925 svmyw OR A ATI'ORNEY WITNESS:

Patented Sept. 21, 1926.




Application filed April 8, 1925." Serial No. 21,083;

poses. Another object ,of my invention is the provision ofan attachment for rocking chairs having a compressible back portion wherein the, movement of the persons body during the :rockingoperation will actuate the compressibleback portion and this action will be utilized for compressing air adapted to be usedzinnwarm weatherasa cooling medium. :1 l p n.

A further object of my invention is the provision of. a device. set forth above wherein there is included :astorage, chamber. in whichrthe compressed air is. stored v wherein manually operated means isemployed for utilizing the, air, stored within the 4 chamber as ,a' cooling; medium. r -7. With the above and my inventioni consists in the novel features of construction and the combinationof parts to ;be hereinafter more 'fullyhdesoribed,

pointed out in the claims! and 7 shown i in a the accompanying; drawings, innwhich V Fig. 1 ,is'talsectional view taken,

, the rocking chair showing my improved at- F tachment ,incorporatedin the construction of the chair. a r '1 Fig. 2 isa frontelevation'ofthe chair, as

paiitsithereof are brokenawa-y. Fight?) issa detailed sectionon'the lines 7 through the portion of the back of the chair.

3,--3ofFig.r2. V

Fig.4-is an enlarged sectional View taken showing the. manner of releasing the air a from the storagechamber.

Fig. his a front. elevation, parts being brokenaway and illustrated in 'sectionffor illustrating the modified form of my invention. I v f Fig. 6 is aside elevation illustrating another'form ofmy invention,'parts thereof being broken away and illustrated in cross- --section. e, v Q.

other inview,

Fig. 7 isa detailed section on-the lines 7 7 ofFig. 6. Referring more ings, itwill-be noted that my improved attachment is preferably incorporated in that type of rocking chair having ajcompressible back portion, the chair in the present in stance including the usual rockers 1,'with the front legs2 and the rear-legs 3, extendparticularly to the draw- 5 ing upwardly therefrom to supp'ort'the seat 4 and side arms 5. 'lher-backisformed of a flexible covering 6 suppo1 -ted uponthe outer ends of the coiledsprings 7 and inner ends of which are connected to the back portion 8. From this it will be noted that when the person is rocking in the chair the forward movement of theirocker willghave a tendency to cause the backjof the person to'move forwardly allowing the springs .7 to expand' upon the flexible covering and will com-- press the springs 7 uponthe backward hove-I ment, an action which 1s bound to talze'place in rocking chairs having a compressible or flexible back. l i 7 In the back portion 8 of the chair atonewayvalve 9 is mounted which opens into'the chamber 10 between the fiexible meaiissfi and the back of the chair "and within this chamber-lsthe transverse partition .11 forming the chamber 12 at thetop kind disposed between the chambers 10 and 12 within the c .pariia nsl ne aw 'yj e 1e p -i through V mitting the air to pass into the chamber 12 t, p yentmaeny eekw m vemen Je the a r into the chamberlO, and both valves 9 ;and being springgcontrolled as illusif trated. so; that it will normally retain them n a v et ivp eiti uF e h .e et

t e it wi berep eren ha u the pansion of the springs Z the valve 9'fwill be pe eds a perm tti afli e i i the b r so ha h thee W es ere wi be l e duan p i ip eu i t a r in th ehamben .Will e for d g i t the valve ,13f nd ope ng h -l a nerl wing the air; to pass into the chamber, 12u1itil the springs 'Z reach; th lim t of; cont ct cordingzto th weight pl c d ther n,, a

which. time; the VZL YQ5 3-W l bem ve l a A seated posi ion. I

. .fAnoutlet.,1{J:.-is;provided.foracliainberifl which communicates with the conveying tube the place desired.

which may be of any size and length for conveying the an from the chamber 12 to A spring retained valve 15 normally closes the outlet 14 11116 is actuated vby means of a reciprocating rod '16, which is sli-dably the pivoted bar 18 for'raisinghnd'lowevalve 15 and permit I iounted within the backportion and has at its lower end an outwardly progectmg arm 17 adapted to be engaged by one end or ng therod 161:0 open the V the ciosing o ft he valve through the tension otthe spring19; The bar 18 extends'par alielw i-th one of the side arms 5 and the forrd endthereof, is provided with the finger ce 20 ad-apted to be actuated by the party using'the' chair whenfit is desired to open and close the valve 1 15,

The opening and closing movement or the'valvelh 1s ad ust- 'able by means or a disc-21 mounted upon the rod 16 and retained-"in various positions by V means 6f the lock nuts 22 said died when in I anormal position for'closinglthevalve 15 rests upon thewasher 23 carried by the'bacl: =por-r "From the above it will be apparent. that V 'I "have provided; a simple and inexpensive device :which 7 may be readily incorporated d theconstructlo'n of rocking chairs having flexible or compressible back portion nor many retained-in an op'era-tive position by 'means of'coiled' springs' wherein the movement';ofa'lpersons body againstthe flexible covering "-6 during' the rocking, operation,

will, compress suflieient air tor use as a cooling medium and whereingthe use the "air i s manually controlled bythe'fparty oc 1 cupy ing the chair;

In Fig.,-5 I have illustrated a"slightly" modified form of the invention ,whe'rein aionevvsray valve 9"is in'corporated in the back sot the'chair and a'one 'way' valve/ 1 3 is dis chamber 12" ,posed "between the--chamber 10" andthe Communicating with the ch amber l2" is the flexible means 24 whereby ottthe escape ofthe air.

nected to a" guide nozzle 27 at its inner end" "the an compressed in the" chamber 12 "will be readily conveyed thru the tube 23 j and when the device is not in' use, 1 an ordinary clamping member 25 is attached fto'the tube adj acent-= the outer end thereof, for cutting In Figf6 I have illustrated anothfr 'i'orm of 'the invention,-wh'erein the air is compressed from chamber 10 'and @passes d1-' reet'ly upwardly to'the tubef26 "which-"is con- -"so' thatas the air is compressed in chamber ;10,it will b'e directly utilized. 'Inthis form of the invention it will be noted that a movable drawer 28;is mounted beneath the arm 5 and may be utilized for various purposes.

' While I have shown and described the pref tered formiof my invention, itwillbe obvi- .scope.of the appended claims.

back and yieldably retained inspaced relaticn with the back to form a chamber, means carried nythe back f-or'controlling-the entrance of air into said chamber t'hru move ment of the flexiblemember and means for controlling chamber; a V. I V V I 2. in comblnation a chair, including an the outlet of .air' fromsaid upright back portion, a fle'xible'member'noranally dlsposed in spaced relatlon with the back, yleldabfle members normally m'aintain- U ing the flexible portion in -spaced relation withthe back, wherebypressure against't'hc flexible portion of the back will contract the yieldable members and means for controlling-the inlet-and outlet of air relative to said chamber "uponmovement of the flexible portion'toward'and away from the back or 3. IliCOlilblllELtlOlltt rocklngchair,'anupstandlngback having an openmgtherethru,

a yieldably mounted flexible portion more mallyfretained in spaced relation with the i in the opening'fcontrolling the inlet' of air into the chamber, a second chamber iiitbOVB the first chamber,-aone-wayvalve controlling the passage-of air from "the firstlcham "back forming a chamber, acne-Way valve her into the second chamber, the said valves being operated thru the contraction and-ex pansion of the flexible portion, relative to the back member. 1

4. ltn combination'ia rocking chair," an upstanding back havmg' an opening therethru,

a yieldably mounted flexible portion-non,

m'a'lly retained in" spacedrelationwith the back forming a chamber, a one-way valve in the opening controlling theinlet ofair into the chamber,a second chamber above the first' chamb'er, a 'one-wayva'lve controllmgthe passage'ofair from the first cham- -be1- into these'cond chambenthe said'valve being operated thru the contraction-and an pension ot' t he flexible portio11, 'relative to the back member, and' manually controlled means for'regulating the discharge'of ai-r' :trom the second chamber. 1

5. In combination arocking cha:ir,"an upstanding back yieldably :mounted flexible portioncarried by the back and normally maintained in spaced relation therewith to "providera chambenysaid chamber-having an inlet. and a' valve controlllng the entrance o11*-airinto-the: chamber upon movement of the flexible portion away from the back'-and ing back having an opening therethru, and

yieldably mounted flexible portion carried by the back and normally maintained in spaced relation therewith, a partition mem- -ber between the back and flexible portion forming separate chambers, a one-way Valve controlling the entrance of air'into the one of said chambers, a one-way valve carried bythe partition for controlling the passage of air from the one chamber to the other, a

one-Way Valve in the second chamber, and

manually operated means for controlling the movement of the last mentioned one-Way valve for regulating the passage of air from the second chamber.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


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U.S. Classification297/180.16, 5/284
International ClassificationA47C3/02, A47C7/62, A47C7/66
Cooperative ClassificationA47C7/66, A47C3/029
European ClassificationA47C7/66, A47C3/029