Donald B. Colby has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: A chaise lounge has an open framework, main frame supported on front and back leg frame structures which are hingedly connected to the front and rear portions of the main frame. A back rest portion has a lower end hingedly connected to the main frame generally intermediate the length of the main frame and is swingable from a longitudinal position generally in the plane of the main frame to any selected one of a number of vertically inclined positions. Bale-shaped front and rear leg brace frames are hingedly connected to the main frame generally intermediate the length thereof to extend in opposite directions, and each has a connecting web portion which is engageable with and disengageable from trap members fixed on the front and rear leg frames respectively at a level below the hinged connection of the front and rear leg brace frames to the main frame.
Abstract: A foldable, lightweight, principally metal chair or ottoman has a pair of spaced apart side frames with front and rear legs connected by an upper arm. The seat comprising a pair of fore to aft extending seat side rails, each lying within the vertical plane of one of the side frames, and connected together by a flexible material seat web is supported for folding movement by a pair of vertically inclined cross frames pivotally connected generally intermediate their ends and fixed at their upper ends to the seat side rails. Each cross frame is pivotally connected to a side frame near the lower end thereof, and caps on the seat side rails have forwardly and rearwardly extending extensions which project beyond the seat rails to engage the inboard sides of the front and rear legs of the side frames when the furniture unit is unfolded to spread position to react to the weight of a seat occupant and bear against the legs to maintain them in spread apart position.
Abstract: A folding table, suited to patio and poolside use as well as to interior use and comprising a horizontally disposed table top having a transparent sheet top with a downwardly projecting rim supported by opposed foldable, nesting leg assemblies for said top at opposite ends of said top, movable from a vertical position in which they support said top to a substantially horizontal position folded in nested relation against the bottom side of said top. A spreadable keeper member having a downwardly opening socket is fixed to the underside of said top on each side of the center thereof in a location such as to releasably lockably receive leg brace parts and retain the leg assemblies in vertical position.
Abstract: A seating piece, such as a chaise longue, includes a foldable base unit and a seating unit. The base unit includes side frame members that are rotatable into a generally horizontal, collapsible position, and into a laterally spaced-apart, generally vertical position. The seating unit includes a seat section and a back section rotatably joined together to permit adjustment of the seat and back sections relative to each other; the seating unit including connecting means for releasably engaging the side frame members when these frame members are in their generally vertical position and releasably connecting the seating unit to the base unit without preventing rotational movement between the seat and back sections.