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Publication numberUS20060163934 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/043,288
Publication dateJul 27, 2006
Filing dateJan 25, 2005
Priority dateJan 25, 2005
Publication number043288, 11043288, US 2006/0163934 A1, US 2006/163934 A1, US 20060163934 A1, US 20060163934A1, US 2006163934 A1, US 2006163934A1, US-A1-20060163934, US-A1-2006163934, US2006/0163934A1, US2006/163934A1, US20060163934 A1, US20060163934A1, US2006163934 A1, US2006163934A1
InventorsChien-Yeh Chen
Original AssigneeChien-Yeh Chen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Outdoor chair
US 20060163934 A1
Abstract
An outdoor chair has a chair frame, two seat frames, a chair body and two flexible rods. The seat frames are mounted on the chair frame, and each seat frame has a C-shaped upper bent end segment, a C-shaped lower bent end segment and a mounting slot. The chair body is made of fabric, is mounted between the seat frames and has a C-shaped upper edge segment, a C-shaped lower edge and two tubes. The flexible rods are mounted respectively in the tubes of the chair body to tightly mount the chair body between the seat frames. The upper and the lower bent edges of the chair body prevent the chair body from slipping along the seat frames. The upper edge segment of the chair body keeps the upper edge of the chair body from pressing against the neck of a person sitting in the outdoor chair.
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Claims(6)
1. An outdoor chair comprising:
a chair frame having
two leg assemblies separated from each other and each leg assembly having two legs; and
two connecting bars formed between the leg assemblies;
two seat frames attached respectively to the leg assemblies, and each seat frame having
a C-shaped upper bent end segment;
a C-shaped lower bent end segment: and
a mounting slot defined longitudinally in the seat frame and having two C-shaped bent end segments corresponding respectively to the upper and lower bent end segments of the seat frame;
a chair body made of fabric, mounted in and stretching between the seat frames to define a chair back and a chair seat and having an upper edge, a lower edge, a C-shaped upper edge segment, a C-shaped lower edge segment and two sides, and each of the sides folded and sewn to form a tube mounted inside one of the seat frames through the mounting slot, and each tube having an upper end, a lower end and two end segments mounted in the bent end segments of the mounting slot in the seat frame; and
two flexible rods mounted respectively in the tubes on the chair body and expanding the tubes to keep them inside the mounting slots of the seat frames.
2. The outdoor chair as claimed in claim 1, wherein the seat frames are made of aluminum.
3. The outdoor chair as claimed in claim 1, wherein the chair body is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coated fabric.
4. The outdoor chair as claimed in claim 2, wherein the chair body is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coated fabric.
5. The outdoor chair as claimed in claim 1, wherein the chair body is meshed and has multiple ventilative meshes defined through the chair body.
6. The outdoor chair as claimed in claim 1 further has a transverse beam mounted between the seat frames close to the upper bent ends.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a chair, and more particularly to an outdoor chair that keeps the back and seat of the outdoor chair from breaking.

2. Description of Related Art

Outdoor chairs are often used in gardens, parks and at beaches for people to rest.

With reference to FIGS. 5, 6 and 7, a conventional outdoor chair comprises two leg assemblies (91), two connecting bars (92), two seat frames (93), a chair body (94) and two flexible rods (95).

The leg assemblies (91) are separated from each other and each leg assembly (91) has two feet.

The connecting bars (92) are connected between the leg assemblies (91).

The seat frames (93) are tubular and are attached respectively to the leg assemblies (91), and each seat frame (93) has an upper end, a lower end and a mounting slot. The mounting slot is defined longitudinally in the seat frame (93).

The chair body (94) is made of fabric, is mounted between the seat frames (93) to define a chair back and a chair seat and has an upper edge, a lower edge and two sides. Each side of the chair body (94) is folded and sewn to form a tube. The tubes are mounted respectively in the seat frames (93) through the mounting slots.

The flexible rods (95) are mounted respectively in the tubes on the chair body (94) to hold the tubes inside the mounting slots of the seat frames (92) so the chair body (94) is mounted tightly between the seat frames (93).

However, the upper edge of the chair body (94) presses into a person's neck and makes the person uncomfortable. Furthermore, sewn borders of the sides adjacent to the upper edge of the chair body (94) easily split to reduce the strength of outdoor chair and even break the outdoor chair when a heavy person sits on the outdoor chair so the person may get hurt.

To overcome the shortcomings, the present invention provides an outdoor chair to mitigate or obviate the aforementioned problems.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The main objective of the invention is to provide an outdoor chair that is very safe and comfortable.

An outdoor chair in accordance with the present invention comprises a chair frame, two seat frames, a chair body and two flexible rods.

The seat frames are tubular and are mounted on the chair frame, and each seat frame has an upper bent end, a lower bent end and a mounting slot.

The chair body is made of fabric, is mounted between the seat frames and has an upper bent edge, a lower bent edge and two sides. The sides are folded and sewn to form tubes.

The flexible rods are mounted respectively in the tubes of the chair body to tightly mount the chair body between the seat frames.

Other objectives, advantages and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an outdoor chair in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the outdoor chair in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged cross sectional front view of the outdoor chair in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a side view of the outdoor chair in FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a conventional outdoor chair in accordance with the prior art;

FIG. 6 is a side view of the conventional outdoor chair in FIG. 5; and

FIG. 7 is a top plan view of the conventional outdoor chair in FIG. 5.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

With reference to FIGS. 1 and 2, an outdoor chair in accordance with the present invention comprises a chair frame (10), two seat frames (20), a transverse beam (25), a chair body (30) and two flexible rods (40).

The chair frame (10) has two leg assemblies (11) and two connecting bars (12). The leg assemblies (11) are separated from each other, and each leg assembly (11) has two legs. The connecting bars (12) are formed between the leg assemblies (11).

The seat frames (20) may be made of aluminum and are attached respectively to the leg assemblies (11), and each seat frame (20) has an upper bent end (21), a lower bent end (22) and a mounting slot (23). The mounting slot (23) is defined longitudinally in the seat frame (20).

The transverse beam (25) is mounted between the seat frames (20) close to the upper bent ends (21).

With reference to FIGS. 3 and 4, the chair body (30) is meshed, is made of fabric, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coated fabric or the like, is mounted in and stretches between the seat frames (20) to define a chair back and a chair seat. The chair body (30) has multiple ventilative meshes (not numbered), an upper bent edge, a lower bent edge and two sides. The ventilative meshes are defined through the chair body (30) and provide ventilation for the back bottom of a user. Each of the sides of the chair body (30) is folded and sewn to form a tube (31) mounted inside one of the seat frames (20) through the mounting slot (23).

The flexible rods (40) are mounted respectively in the tubes (31) on the chair body (30) and expand the tubes (31) to keep them inside the mounting slots (23) of the seat frames (20) so the chair body (30) is mounted tightly between the seat frames (20).

When a person sits on the outdoor chair with a downward force provided to the chair body, the upper bent edge and the lower bent edge of the chair body (30) correspond respectively to the upper and lower bent ends (21, 22) of the seat frames (20) and scatter the downward force. Accordingly, sewn borders of the sides adjacent to the upper bent edge of the chair body (30) are prevented from splitting. Therefore, a person can sit on the outdoor chair safely, and the life of the outdoor chair is extended.

Furthermore, the upper bent edge of the chair body (30) keeps the upper edge of the chair body (30) from pressing against the neck of a person sitting or reclining in the outdoor chair.

Even though numerous characteristics and advantages of the present invention have been set forth in the foregoing description, together with details of the structure and function of the invention, the disclosure is illustrative only. Changes may be made in detail, especially in matters of shape, size, and arrangement of parts within the principles of the invention to the full extent indicated by the broad general meaning of the terms in which the appended claims are expressed.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/440.11
International ClassificationA47C7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C21/022, A47C5/06
European ClassificationA47C21/02A, A47C5/06