Mesh folding chair

  • US 8,033,598 B2
  • Filed: 04/13/2009
  • Issued: 10/11/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/24/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A folding chair, comprising:

  • a) a seat and a backrest carried between opposite frame sides each with a backrest support, a front leg and a rear leg, and having an unfolded seating position in which the seat pivots to extend from the frame sides and bottoms of the front and rear legs move apart, and a folded position in which the seat pivots toward the frame sides and the front and rear legs move together;

    b) the seat having a continuous sheet of flexible and elastic mesh or patterned open texture plastic held across and substantially covering an opening in an all-plastic seat hoop;

    c) a pair of plastic lobes formed as one piece with the seat hoop on opposite sides thereof and extending downwardly from the seat hoop in the unfolded seating position;

    d) the seat hoop being pivotally coupled between the frame sides with the front legs pivotally coupled to the pair of plastic lobes and the rear legs pivotally coupled to the all-plastic seat hoop; and

    e) a plastic seat-support bar formed as one piece with the seat hoop and the pair of plastic lobes and laterally traversing the seat hoop and extending from the seat hoop and the pair of plastic lobes in front of the front legs when the seat hoop is in the unfolded seating position.

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