Collapsible and portable rocking chair

  • US 9,060,611 B2
  • Filed: 10/07/2013
  • Issued: 06/23/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/05/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A collapsible and portable rocking chair comprising:

  • a chair frame comprising a pair of frame side assemblies having substantially mirrored construction and being relatively movable with respect to one another between a set-up condition of said chair where said frame side assemblies are transversely spaced apart from one another and a collapsed condition of said chair where said frame side assemblies are generally adjacent to one another, each frame side assembly including a front leg portion and a rear leg portion;

    a pair of generally U-shaped cross members pivotally connected to one another for pivotal movement between an open condition wherein said cross members are disposed to generally resemble an X-shaped configuration and a closed condition wherein said cross members are disposed in generally parallel relationship with one another, said cross members collectively defining a seat support when in the open condition,each cross member having terminal ends thereof pivotally secured to the front leg portion and the rear leg portion of one of the frame side assemblies;

    a flexible seat panel mounted between the cross members and defining a generally taut seat when the cross members are in the open condition;

    a fulcrum point supporting the chair frame and about which said chair frame can move between forward and rearward positions; and

    at least one rocker mechanism attached to the chair frame for supporting the chair during movement of the chair frame between said forward and rearward positions;

    wherein the open and closed conditions of the cross members generally correspond to the set-up and collapsed conditions of the chair.

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