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Publication numberUS2857957 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 28, 1958
Filing dateMay 21, 1956
Priority dateMay 21, 1956
Publication numberUS 2857957 A, US 2857957A, US-A-2857957, US2857957 A, US2857957A
InventorsGay Connie E
Original AssigneeGay Connie E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lawn or patio lounge
US 2857957 A
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Oct. 28, 1958 g. E. GAY 2,857,957

LAWN OR PATIO LOUNGE Filed May 21 1956 mnlrlllllll v INVENTOR. Conn/e E. fiay.

ATTORNEYS.

United State atentO 2,857,957 LAWN R PATIO LOUNGE Connie E. Gay, Kansas City, Mo. Application May 21, 1956, Serial No. 586,298

3 Claims. (Cl. 155-153) This invention relates to lounge devices for use on lawns, patios, beaches and the like whereby a user may comfortably lie or sit at ease with his back or head supported at one end of the lounge.

The objects of the invention are to provide a novel lounge structure with a mattress having a plurality of connected sections or cushions combined with a back and head support which can be positioned to present an inclined surface for supporting the back and head of a person with respect to the horizontal; to provide such a lounge structure which can be folded very compactly for storageor transportation and can be quickly erected; to provide such a lounge structure with members on the rest element to retain it in erected position; and topro vide a lounge structure that is comparatively simple in its construction and arrangement, strong, durable, compact and economical to manufacture.

In accomplishing these and other objects of the present invention, 1 have provided improved details ofstruc ture, the preferred form of which is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the lounge in erected position for useon a patio or the like.

' Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the lounge in erected position'on a lawn with portions broken away to illustrate the structure of the cushion sections.

Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the lounge positioned whereby the back support section is adapted to support the head of the user. i n

g. 4 is a perspective view of the lounge in folded position for storage or transportation.

Fig. 5 is"an enlarged partial perspective view of the lower portion of the back support member.

heferring more in detail to the drawings:

1 designates a lounge structure which generally includes a back or head support member 2 and a folding mattress 3 composed of a plurality of connected sections or. cushions 4, 5, 6 and 7. a The mattress '3 is of rectangular contour having the major portion of its length longitudinally of the lounge and each section or cushion includes a casing 8 of suitable fabric or other she-e material treated or otherwise formed to be substantially waterproof. The casing 8 completely encloses a filling or stuffing 9 of suitable material and thickness to provide the desired padding for the comfort of the user. The filling 9 is preferably thicker adjacent the end of the section 4 remote from the section 5 to provide increased thickness as at 10 for a head rest. The sections 4, 5, 6 and 7 may be constructed separately and joined together but in the illustrated structure the bottom sheet 11 of the mattress is a single piece and the upper sheet 12 is of a single piece suitably secured at its side and end margins 13 and 14 respectively to the bottom sheet, the filling 9 in each of the sections being spaced and the upper sheet 12 secured to the lower sheet 11 between the sections to provide separation of the filling and also a hinge 15 between adjacent sections to facilitate folding of the mattress.

i Fig. 3.

When it is desired to use the lounge for reclining there- The mattress section 4 is suitably secured to a back or head support 16 which includes a suitable frame 17 having a base portion 18 of connected members 19 arranged substantially in a rectangle with upstanding posts 20 on the base and substantially perpendicular thereto. The upper ends of the posts 20 are connected to the base 18 at the opposite ends of the members 19 from the posts 20 by inclined members 21 to form a substantially rigid support that is a right triangle in cross section longitudinally of the mattress and providing a bottom. 22, back 23 and front 24. The frame is illustrated as being con structed from angle members; however, it may be formed of any suitable rigid members such as rods or thelike and is covered by suitable sheet material 25 that" preferably corresponds to the sheet material of the casing .8.

Legs or pads 26 of rubber or other suitable antiskid material are secured in spaced relation on the bottom 22 of the back support 16 and are adapted to rest on a suitable surface such as a patio 27 when the support 16 is in upright position as illustrated in Figs. 1 and2. The mattress section 4 is suitably secured to the back. 23 of the support 16 with the thickened portion 10 adjacent the bottom 22 and with the hinge 15 between thesections 4 and 5 at the upper end of the support when in back supporting position as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 whereby the section 5 engages on the forward or inclined surface 24 of the support with the sections 6 and 7 extending from the support and resting on the surface of the patio 27 or other suitable surface.

When arranged as illustrated in Fig. 1, the legs 26 cooperate with the engagement of the mattress with the back support to retain said support in position without slipping as aperson leans thereagainst. When placed on the ground or lawn, an additional support is desired, and in the illustrated structure spikes or stakes 28 are hingedly mounted on the support 16 as at 29, the spoke including a sharpened end 30 and at the end adjacent the hingeeach spike 28 includes an arm 31 extending therefrom and adapted to engage the base .18 when thef s pike is in de-,

pending position as illustrated in Figs. Z and 5, the arms 31 extending toward the back 23 so that pressure on the support from a person leaning thereagainst will not tip the support 16 rearwardly. The arms 31 are shorter than the legs 26 whereby when the spikes 28 are not in use said spikes fold against the bottom 22 as illustrated in on, the spikes 28 are folded against the bottom 22 and the support 16 arranged with the front surface 24 on the ground or patio surface with the sectionsS, 6 and 7 extending therefrom and the section 4 being disposed .on the upper portion of the support as illustrated in Fig.3. The adjacent portions of sections 4 and 5 are preferably thickened whereby the ends substantially meet and add additional cushioning or support for the users back as illustrated in Fig. 3.

-When it is desired to store or transport the loung it is arranged as shown in Fig. 1 and the section 6 folded upwardly against the section 5 and section 7 folded downwardly to a position as illustrated in Fig. 4. Suitable eyes, loops or rings 32 are secured at the free end of the mattress section 7 and tie strings, flexible bands or the like 33 secured to the support 16 adjacent the intersection of the forward surface 24 and the bottom whereby said ties 33 and eyes or rings 32 are utilized to aid in securing the sections in folded position as illustrated in Fig. 4. A strap 34 is preferably secured adjacent one end as at 35 to the bottom 22 and drawn around the folded sections and the ends suitably connected to hold the sections in folded position. The strap also serves as a handle to facilitate carrying the lounge.

It is to be understood that while I have illustrated and described one form of my invention, it is not to be limited to the specific form or arrangement of parts herein described and shown except insofar as such limitations are included in the claims.

What I claim and desire to secured by Letters Patent 1s:

1. A lounge structure comprising, a back support element having a bottom, back and front in right triangular relation, resilient leg members secured to the back sup: port and extending from the bottom thereof, a mattress having a plurality of connected sections forming a body rest when extended, said mattress being secured to the back support only by one endmost section of said mattress being fixed to theback surface of the back support in overlying relation thereto and with the end of the mattress remote from the next adjacent section positioned adjacent the bottom of the back support whereby said next adjacent section extends from the intersection of the back and front of the back support, said next adjacent section of the mattress being of a length to extend from the intersection of the back and front of the back support to a surface on which the resilient leg members rest with the remainder of the mattress extending therefrom and forming a body rest, elongated stakes, means pivotally mounting the stakes on the back support adjacent the intersection of the bottom and back' thereof whereby said stakes are swingable toward the front to underlying position under the-bottom of the back support, and stop means fixed on the stakes adjacent the pivotal mounting thereof whereby said stop means are engageable with the back support when the stakes are extending substantially perpendicular from the bottom thereof to limit further rearward swinging movement of the stakes when said stakes are inserted into the ground to arrest rearward tilting of the back support.

2. A lounge structure comprising, a back support element having a bottom, back and front in right triangular relation, resilient leg members secured to the back support and extending from the bottom thereof, a mattress having a plurality of connected sections forming a body rest when extended, one endmost section of said mattress being secured to and overlying the back surface of the back support with the end thereof remote from the next adjacent section positioned adjacent the bottom of the back support whereby said next adjacent section extends from the intersection of the back and front of the back support, said next adjacent section of the mattress being of a length to extend from the intersection of the back and front of the back support to a surface'on which the resilient leg members rest with the remainder of the mattress extending therefrom and forming a body rest, elongated stakes, means pivotally mounting the stakes on the back support adjacent the intersection of the bottom and back thereof whereby said stakes are swingable toward the front to underlying position under the bottom of the back support, stop means fixed on the stakes adjacent the pivotal mounting thereof and of less length than the resilient leg members whereby said stop means are engageable with the back support when the stakes are extending substantially perpendicular from the bottom thereof to limit further rearward swinging movement of the stakes when said stakes are inserted into the ground to arrest rearward tilting of the back support, and cooperative fastening means including loop members on one and flexible bands on the other of the back support and the end of the mattress remote from said back support for connection in securing the mattress sections in folded position.

3. A lounge structure comprising, a back support element having a bottom, back and front in right triangular relation, resilient leg members secured to the back support and extending from the bottom thereof, a mattress having a plurality of connected sections forming a body rest when extended, said mattress being secured to the back support only by one endmost section of said mattress being fixed to the back surface of the back support in overlying relation thereto with the end of the mattress remote from the next adjacent section positioned adjacent the bottom of the back support whereby said next adjacent section extends from the intersection of the back and front of the back support and overlies the front of said back support in unattached relation thereto, said next adjacent section of the mattress being of a length to extend from the intersection of the back and front of the back support to a surface on which the resilient leg members rest with the remainder of the mattress extending therefrom and forming a body rest whereby the said next adjacent section and said remainder of the mattress extend from the back support when said back support isresting on the front thereof, and cooperative fastening means including loop members on one and flexible bands on the other of the back support and the end of the mattress remote from said back support for connection in securing the mattress sections in folded position.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/114, 5/420, 248/156
International ClassificationA47C9/10, A47C9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C4/52, A47C1/146
European ClassificationA47C1/14F, A47C4/52