Portable Bottom With Occupant Attacher Patents (Class 297/4)
  • Patent number: 6010183
    Abstract: A hunting seat including a planar cushion provided with a transverse anchor pad is described. The anchor pad it substantially thicker than the cushion so that it secures the position of a user and provides leveling on hilly terrain. Preferably, the anchor pad is detachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Inventor: David Scott Perkins
  • Patent number: 5979975
    Abstract: An inflatable portable seat cushion for use when seated at various sporting events, winter activities, summer activities, and or any other occasion that might involve being seated for an undetermined amount of time and where seating is a hard and uncomfortable surface. An inflatable portable seat cushion attached to a pouch that can be located around a persons waist use to store the seat portion when not in use. The seat cushion may have a slip cover that covers the inflatable portion of the cushion that may be used to place personalized messages or advertising. When left deflated the seat cushion may be used to protect clothing from wet seating arrangements such as ski lifts, boating, or any other seating area that might become wet or damp. Located inside the inflatable portion of the seat cushion may be flexible heating elements that are operated by the use of common batteries for use in cold weather conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Marc Nari Hiraoka
    Inventor: Marc N. Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 5954248
    Abstract: A combination backpack and stool with a variable height seat and a grounding mechanism for limiting lateral movement of a sole central column. The lightweight structure has straps for carrying and an integral bag for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Inventor: Harold E. Jasper
  • Patent number: 5927797
    Abstract: A portable work stool includes a seat that is secured to and carried by the user adjacent the user's posterior when standing and moving about and a single variable length support leg supporting the seat. The support leg can be adjusted to and maintained at a selected length so that the seat is a selected height above the ground, desired by the user, when a normal crouching or seated weight is exerted on the seat by the user. The support leg also includes a device, such as spring loaded telescoping sections, for maintaining a lower end of the support leg in contact with the ground at a selected location when there is an upward or downward movement of the seat from the selected height caused by an upward or downward movement of the user so that the portable stool remains properly positioned beneath the user during such upward and downward movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Bobby J. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 5839783
    Abstract: A ground-based seat, including a back structure, a seat structure, seat structure support, a foot structure, and foot structure support is described. The back structure includes a top portion, a bottom portion, a front face, and a rear face. The seat structure includes a front portion, a rear portion, a top face and a bottom face, the rear portion of the seat structure being pivotally connected to the bottom portion of the back structure to allow relative rotation of the two structures. The seat structure support extends between the back structure and the seat structure and is positionable for preventing rotation of the seat structure downward and away from the back structure when a person is seated in the seat. The seat structure support may also be configured to allow the seat structure to be positioned substantially parallel to the back structure such that the bottom face of the seat structure lies adjacent the rear face of the back structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Black
  • Patent number: 5720522
    Abstract: A portable seat and includes a seat and a single adjustable length leg which can be folded against the seat. The leg, when unfolded, lies at an angle of about 135.degree. with respect to the bottom of the seat. The angle between the leg and the bottom of the seat is selected such that the top of the seat will be horizontal when the bottom of the seat is placed on the top of the bumper of a vehicle. The seat is ideally suited for golfers, hunters and other sportspersons who need to change shoes when leaving and returning to the vehicle. The seat may also be used at "tailgate" parties by persons desiring to sit during the party. When folded, the seat can be conveniently stored in the vehicle's trunk or other storage area. The leg may include a foot rest support for the user's feet to more conveniently change shoes or for comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Inventor: John R. Habeck
  • Patent number: 5673966
    Abstract: A seat, which is rectangular shaped (1) pivots on a round plastic member (2) which is fixed to a metal tube (3). A plastic retainer tab (4) when depressed with the fingers, allows the seat to slide along the aluminum extrusion extentions, until the seat assembly is clear from the round plastic member (2). Installing the seat, on the storage platform in the form of a unitary cross-bar (5) is accomplished by engaging the platform with the end of the seat aluminum-extrusion, and sliding the seat to the middle of the seat until the plastic retainer (4) snaps into place. A large disc assembly (6) is attached to the lower end of the metal tube (3) with a retainer pin (7) which engages the disc assembly (6) to the metal tube (3) in one of several selective positions. Storage of the disc assembly (6) to the storage platform (5) is accomplished by removing the retainer pin (7) then separating it from the metal tube (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: William D. Morton, Jr.
    Inventor: William D. Morton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5625895
    Abstract: A garment for use by a wearer when seated comprises a waist band with a rectangular pad depending downwardly from the rear of the waist band having a width to extend around the rear of the wearer and a depth to extend downwardly beyond the crotch of the wearer. On an inner or front surface of the pad is provided a utility pocket with a bottom edge of the pocket at the bottom edge of the pad and a pocket arranged centrally with a top edge of the pocket below the crotch of the wearer so that the pocket is presented forwardly between the legs of the wearer when the wearer is seated. On the outside of the pad is provided a transparent plastic cover defining a pocket for receiving printed information such as a sports logo with the upper edge of the pocket at the waist band so that the pocket is closed by pulling the waist band around the waist of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Inventor: Lewis V. Sovereign
  • Patent number: 5620227
    Abstract: A vest garment with pivotable seat member is provided. The seat member is connected to the interior aspect of the dorsal member of the vest garment and is pivotable between positions for use and for stowing away. Straps support the seat member from the vest to create an effective chair when the seat member is lowered for use, and the straps are adjustable so that the angular orientation of the seat member with respect to the vest can be adjusted for comfort to the user. When not in use, the seat member is swung back inside the vest and stowed against the dorsal member. The dorsal portion of the vest fabric and the seat member are reinforced with rigid edges for seating comfort and structural support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Inventor: Paul W. Brune
  • Patent number: 5560056
    Abstract: An outdoor living apparatus includes: a shell having a mattress bag portion and a sleeping bag portion superimposed with each other; an inflatable mattress which may be normally embedded in the mattress bag portion of the shell to serve as a bed mattress adapted to be slept by a user sleeping in the sleeping bag portion superimposed on the mattress bag portion when the shell and the mattress are flattened, or may be removed from the mattress bag portion of the shell to serve as a swimming or beach mattress or as a life buoy in case of ship accidents; and a pair of convertible setting belts normally fastened to two opposite end portions of the shell to suspend the shell and the inflatable mattress filled in the shell between two fixtures or trees to be a hammock, or the two setting belts converted to be fastened to a right and a left side of a chair as folded from the hammock with flattened shell and mattress for seating purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Inventor: Tsai-Ting Tai
  • Patent number: 5547246
    Abstract: A combination canoe carrier and camp chair. The carrier supports an inverted canoe on a person's back and is also capable of being converted to a folding camp chair. The chair includes two rectangular frames pivotally connected intermediate their ends. Webbing is secured to the frame to provide seat and back portions and the frames are interconnected by straps to provide a chair configuration. In the canoe carrier mode a web interconnects upper ends of the frames to support the thwart of the inverted canoe. Suitable shoulder straps and a hip belt are also attached to the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Inventor: Michael Lambert
  • Patent number: 5533654
    Abstract: A support apparatus having a support member; and an assembly for mounting the support member on a first work object for movement between a first attitude, in which the support member is disposed in a stored condition, and a second attitude, in which the support member is disposed in a condition for use in supporting a second work object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Inventors: Anton G. Holty, Frederick J. Wilson, Edward D. Sozinho
  • Patent number: 5527089
    Abstract: The convertible chair and load carrier device comprises a dorsal member, a harness for attaching the dorsal member to the user's back, a load support member and a peg-and-groove system for removably mounting the load support member on the dorsal member in either a first position to form a load carrier device or a second position to form a chair. In the first position, the load support member can be turned upside down to form a chair carrier device usable to transport a child. The peg-and-groove system comprises, on each side, first and second pegs formed on the load support member and first, second and third grooves formed on the dorsal member. The first and second grooves each have a bottom face provided with a generally rectangular protuberance situated centrally of the groove while the first peg is formed of two spaced apart peg elements generally half-moon shaped in cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Inventor: Emilien Charest
  • Patent number: 5524956
    Abstract: A portable folding device for providing comfort for people engaged in outdoor activities is disclosed. The device comprises a padded cushion having a lower section, an upper section, and a middle section therebetween. Included is an elongated cord in removable communication with a plurality of eyelets disposed on an upper edge of the upper section. A plurality of ties in removable communication with the eyelets and a plurality of rings oriented on an outer face of the middle section. Further included is a belt in cooperative relationship for coupling the device to the waist of the outdoorsman. A hood is disposed on an outside surface of the upper section and has a downwardly disposed slit. A plurality of sleeves are oriented on an outer surface and an inner surface of the middle section of the cushion and the cushion has an outer skin adapted to resist water. The outer skin has camouflage markings for appearing like foliage. The cushion has a fiber material filing an interior chamber therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventor: Perry B. Moore
  • Patent number: 5501505
    Abstract: A pair of straps that can be attached to a variety of beach chairs and are designed so that the straps need no adjusting buckles to fit people of different sizes without sliding off their shoulders. The straps are attached, and will hang, behind the chair when the chair is used for sitting. The straps cross over each other in a V-shape or an X-shape and will enable a person to carry the chair on his back, therefore leaving his hands free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Inventor: David Jablonski
  • Patent number: 5454623
    Abstract: A back rest for use in resting against a tree comprising a pad of a generally trapezoidal configuration with a front face and a rear face and formed of a resilient elastomeric material, the pad being wider at its top edge than its bottom edge, the pad having a plurality of apertures in rows and columns throughout the majority of its extent, a projection extending rearwardly from the rear face of the pad adjacent to its top edge, the projection having a concave surface adapted to be received by the convex surface of a tree against which the pad is positioned and a plurality of belt loops formed adjacent to the top edge of the device with the holes of the loops in axially alignment for being supported on the belt of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Inventor: William R. Parks
  • Patent number: 5408714
    Abstract: An outdoor seat cushion includes a first enlarged curved cushion piece connected to a second enlarged cushion piece in such a manner that a portion of reduced thickness is formed between the first and second pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Inventor: Stuart H. Lemke
  • Patent number: 5364163
    Abstract: A new and improved adjustable leg chair includes a seat assembly and a leg assembly supporting the seat assembly. The leg assembly includes a seat support member supporting the seat assembly and leg members supporting the seat support member. The leg assembly also includes spike members connected to the leg members. The spike members project from the leg members in a direction opposite of the seat support member. The spike members are capable of penetrating into a sloped ground surface. The leg members may include two vertical portions connected to the seat support member and a transverse member connected between the two vertical portions. The vertical portions and the transverse member are in the form of a unified, integrated U-shaped leg member. The spike members are supported by and project from the transverse members. A swivel assembly is located between the seat assembly and the leg assembly. The swivel assembly supports the seat assembly and the swivel assembly is supported by the leg assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: Michael D. Hardison
  • Patent number: 5275315
    Abstract: A waist pack adapted to be worn about the waist of a human which includes at least one interior compartment. Connecting to the waist pack by means of a connecting strap is a seat cushion. The connecting strap and the seat cushion are locatable in a stowage position within an interior compartment of the waist pack in a first embodiment. In a second embodiment, the seat cushion is rolled-up onto the connecting strap and secured. The connecting strap and the seat cushion are movable to an extended position, the seat cushion being inflatable and then to be used by being positioned under the buttocks of the human when in a sitting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Inventors: Robert D. Carmack, Elaine Carmack
  • Patent number: 5271659
    Abstract: A portable seat is constructed of a thin, lightweight, shell of Goretex material and then lined with Thinsulate material or some similar heat retaining fabric. The waterproof seat is attachable by VELCRO fabric fasteners or a belt to the seat portion of a user's trousers, and is particularly useful on ski lifts and the like. When not being used, the seat can be folded and stored in a small pouch. A modified embodiment of the seat employs an inflatable cushion with its comfort being adjustable through the use of further inflatable coiled springs positioned within the main cushion. Both the main seat cushion and each of the inflatable springs may be independently inflated to adjust comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Inventor: Scott J. Zinkevicz
  • Patent number: 4955665
    Abstract: An automatically retractable seat cover for use by skiers and sports fans who use cold and/or wet seats is described. A plurality of foam pads are enclosed in a flexible cover and are freely interconnected by at least one elastic cord passing through opposed faces thereof which hold the pads in juxtaposition in a closed position at the user's waist and which can be extended by pulling the lowermost pad downwardly so that the pads form a lay flat seat upon which the user can sit, with his own weight holding the seat and cords in the extended position. Upon standing the cords automatically retract the seat to the folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Inventor: Steven P. Richer
  • Patent number: 4930839
    Abstract: A single-legged chair comprising a support post and a seat mounted on the support post at a predetermined position thereof so as to constitute a leg portion by a lower part of the support post below the seat, the general plane of the seat lying at an angle of 70.degree. to 85.degree. with respect to the support post at least when the chair is in use. In use, the seat lies virtually horizontally as the leg portion stands on the ground or floor in an inclined posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: Soft Energy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Saito, Kazuko Iwano, Yasushi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 4925064
    Abstract: A cushioning device which is quickly and easily attachable/detachable to backpacks of various sizes to, thusly, substantially reduce discomfort and abrasion from objects within a backpack which otherwise would rub against the back of the user of the backpack. The device is also functional as an upper and lower body cushion for use upon the ground, chairs and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Inventor: Michael E. Comora
  • Patent number: 4923247
    Abstract: A cushion is inflatable, and includes straps to attach the cushion to a person to cover the buttocks of the person, so the cushion stays on the person while the person is standing, and is in place for sitting. The cushion has waist straps at the upper portion of the cushion; and, the lower portion of the cushion is bifurcated with two leg portions to cover the upper portion of the thighs. The upper portion of the cushion has a slot to receive a bumpersticker that is visible while the person is wearing the cushion. The cushion is made from plastic sheet, and the sheet towards the wearer has a flocked surface for improved comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Inventor: Carey D. Malmstrom
  • Patent number: 4923147
    Abstract: A seat insert insertable within the existing seat of a vehicle for maintaining a crew member of the vehicle in a forward posture during high G acceleration. An elongated head support member is provided for supporting the crew member's head during a forward leaning posture. A back plate assembly including at least one back plate is connected to the head support member for supporting the spine in its natural curvature. Means being connected to the back plate assembly are provided for pivoting the back plate assembly forward relative to the seat of the vehicle. Means are provided for transfering any G-induced weight from the spine to the back plate assembly and ultimately to the existing seat of the vehicle. The head support member is restrained in such a manner so as to maintain the crew member's head in an "eyes up" attitude during a forward lean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Adams, Robert E. Zegler, Conrad B. Monson
  • Patent number: 4904018
    Abstract: A foldable seat device having diagonal side legs for support of a flexible sheet seat along its rearward and forward portions; and although legs extending from the rearward portion of the seat are conventionally continuous to their feet, the legs extending from the forward portion of the seat are of two discrete and non-connected portions.Of those legs, the adjacent ends of the lower rearward leg portion, and of the upper forward leg portion, are pivotally connected to the other legs at spaced points therealong; and those unconnected leg portions are pivotally movable independently of one another, permitting a seat-open condition of the seat even though the rear seat-feet may be then retracted to permit a support of the seat in a partially folded condition which permits a use of the seat while the device is leaning against a tree for user comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Inventor: Noah W. Young
  • Patent number: 4842330
    Abstract: A light-weight, low-profile seat cushion is attached to a body engaging sling. The cushion includes a foam base having a dished out central portion, and an envelope, partially filled with fluid, positioned over the dished out portion of the base. In the preferred embodiment, a self-supporting back support is attached to the rear of the seat cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Assignee: Jay Medical, Ltd.
    Inventor: Eric C. Jay
  • Patent number: 4772071
    Abstract: Knee pads which are to be worn while a person is working on a surface in a kneeling position have a first section provided with a first portion to be attached to a lower leg and a knee seat to accommodate the knee cap and the upper portion of the tibia, a second section connected to the first section and having a seat for a buttock and the adjacent portion of the upper leg and a support engageable with the surface when the user is kneeling with body weight transferred to the surface by the knee pad rather than through the knee joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Inventor: Lee E. Richards
  • Patent number: 4762256
    Abstract: A baby carrier device which is convertible to function as either a baby stroller or as a baby backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Inventor: Len Whitaker
  • Patent number: 4753478
    Abstract: A lower back support comprising two elongated cylindrical tubular members composed of polyurethane foam and held in side-by-side relation in proper position against a user's back by an elongated flexible strap support which permits a limited rolling action of the members against the back. The strap extends loosely through one member, and then loosely through the other from opposite ends, then forming a loop of adjustable size passing under the user's arms and around the back of the neck. VELCRO-type fabric strips on the strap form a connection of adjustable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Inventor: Avron I. Weinreich
  • Patent number: 4676547
    Abstract: A portable knockdown-type stool for use by a spectator of a sporting event features a seat and frame normally supported in elevated relation to the ground by a single, readily detachable leg or post and having a detachable, stabilizing handle or bar disposed in laterally offset relation to the seat and adjustable between relatively upwardly extended, or downwardly retracted position with respect to the seat. In its retracted position, the handle provides a convenient mean for carrying the stool from place to place and when extended it provides either a back rest or prop for a person seated on the stool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Inventor: Robert L. Spillman
  • Patent number: 4653808
    Abstract: A supporting device for a person, said device having a posterior supporting face (2) and thigh supporting members (5,6) designed to engage a front portion of the person's respective thighs. A leg (3) depends from the posterior supporting face (2) and is suitably, through a transition member (12), connected to a leg base (13) being provided with casters (14). An anti-tilting device (15) may be provided at the rear end of the base (13). Foot engaging projection (16) may be present to contact a floor upon downward pressure thereon. The supporting device provides a stable 3-points support for a person assuming a standing-like sitting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Inventor: Peter Opsvik
  • Patent number: 4641882
    Abstract: An orthopedic appliance, such as a crutch, adapted to support the body of an injured or handicapped person without the use of his arms and hands. The crutch is adapted to be readily movable with the person and comprises a principal frame assembly having a lower portion adapted to engage and rest upon a travelled surface in position of use, a seat assembly disposed at the other end of the frame and forming body support means for a person. The crutch has at least one handle extending radially outwardly from said frame and spaced downwardly apart from said seat assembly, and it is positioned relative to said frame so as to be able to be grasped by said person while said person is supported by said seat. Preferably the appliance also includes a foot support peg assembly near the bottom, a clip or the like for securing the ankle to the bottom of the frame and a height adjustment assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Inventor: John Young
  • Patent number: 4588224
    Abstract: An insulated and waterproof seating pad for suspension from the rear part of a belt worn by the user. The pad comprises a single layer of foam material stitched along the center between the side edges to provide a fold line, covered by top and bottom layers of waterproof fabric stitched around the edges only. A first pair of flexible strips are attached to the top edge and a second pair to the bottom edge of the pad. The first pair of strips may be looped back upon themselves and the end portions secured to medial portions, preferably by making a portion of the strips from Velcro hook and another portion of Velcro pile material, providing closed loops to pass around the user's belt from which the seating pad is thus suspended. The second pair of strips are releasably attachable to portions of the first pair, also preferably by being of Velcro material, for moving the pad between folded (walking) and unfolded (seated) positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Inventor: George W. Hill, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4451080
    Abstract: A mobility aid for use in conjunction with crutches or like, by a legless person or a person afflicted with paraplegia for step-like ambulation, the aid having a foot with a convex lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1984
    Inventor: Ceoma Nix
  • Patent number: 4433870
    Abstract: A stool which is fully collapsible and adjustable to four different positions. It is particularly suitable for the sportsman, such as the hunter and fisherman. While spot hunting deer it will give the same high view as if standing and, at the same time, support the backside and legs and lower back of the sportsman. The fisherman can use it while "spinning" in a stream without sinking in the creek's soft bottom in view of a platform shaped base. It is also useful around the house to support the housewife while ironing, doing dishes or working around a work bench. It may be carried by a strap around the shoulder or by a belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1984
    Inventors: Donald J. Bairen, Thomas M. Lucas
  • Patent number: 4366981
    Abstract: Disclosed is a standing work seat in which the support column and the base are rigidly attached together, the support column is inherently rotatable, the seat is inclinable in the seat direction. The seat exhibits a rear edge drawn up to the user's iliac crest, a rounded front edge and a slip-inhibiting configuration of the seat surface. The standing work seat permits optimum absorption of a user's body load in confined work stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1983
    Assignee: Christof Stoll GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Horst Ziegler, Dagobert Bogle
  • Patent number: 4266748
    Abstract: A horizontal completely and freely rotatable seat about a central vertical axis, which seat has a central cylindrical socket portion having a lower larger bearing and an upper smaller bearing for a correspondingly shaped hollow bell-shaped plug with depending leg means for supporting said seat for free rotation about the plug. The bearings may be of antifriction plastic and anchored to the socket in the seat. The seat may comprise a hollow torus or donut-shaped container with a correspondingly shaped cover removably held on said container by a pair of diametrically spaced slip-cords. The slip-cords also may be used for holding the removable plug and leg means and for attaching a shoulder strap and/or belt clip for carrying the seat in its knocked-down or collapsed condition. The plug and leg means may comprise collapsible tripod legs with removable, replaceable and/or telescopic feet to best fit the surface upon which they are to rest and support the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Inventor: Thomas P. Dalton
  • Patent number: 4265480
    Abstract: A passive seatbelt system which includes a runner piece which anchors the upper end of a passenger restraining belt which is guided by a guide rail fastened to a vehicle body and which is moved so that the belt is automatically fastened or removed from a passenger. The guide rail includes a base part which is fastened to the vehicle body and a pair of guide arms which hold the runner piece in a space between the guide arms and the base part whereby the runner piece is securely held during a vehicular emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ichiro Suzuki, Masanao Motonami, Hisashi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 4232896
    Abstract: A portable and collapsible seat which can be suspended on a flexible strap from the belt of a user including a rectangular base which ultimately constitutes the seat, a pair of spaced parallel flanges extending outwardly perpendicular to the base along the long edges of the base, a leg somewhat longer than the base itself pivotally and slidably connected to the base, the leg adapted to lie against the base in the collapsed condition of the seat and extending at right angles to the base or seat when the same is in the operable condition, a V-shaped link having a flattened portion adjacent its center and being curved at its ends, the flattened portion of the link being received in a hole in the leg between the ends of the leg, the curved ends of the link being received in openings in the flanges adjacent one end of the base, a clamp being provided at this one end of the base and formed by extensions of the flanges for holding the leg in the collapsed condition of the seat, a clip pivotally connected to the leg
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1980
    Assignee: Lloyd Caldwell
    Inventor: Lloyd Caldwell
  • Patent number: 4138156
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting the weight of an individual's body includes a unit for attachment to each leg. Each unit includes a lower bar having an upper section and lower section which is longitudinally extendable from the upper section. The upper section is fitted with straps to permit attachment of the lower bar to the lower leg of the individual. An upper bar is hingeably connected to the upper end of the lower bar and a brace member, pivotable from the upper bar, is selectively positionable between the upper bar and the lower section of the lower bar. As the individual crouches into a rest position, the upper leg of the individual engages the upper bar and by engaging the brace into the lower section of the lower bar extends the lower section of the lower bar to support the unit, and the weight of the individual, from the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1979
    Inventor: Darcy R. Bonner
  • Patent number: 4101163
    Abstract: A collapsible chair adapted to be carried by a user wherein the chair comprises a seat which is pivotally attached to a support post which, in turn, is pivotally attached to a disk-shaped base such that the seat and base may be pivoted with respect to the post from an open, usable position to a collapsed position. The post includes a first threaded member rotatably received within a threaded bore of a second member such that the height of the seat may be adjusted with respect to the base as well as permit the user, while seated on the chair, to rotate with respect to the base. Locking pins are provided to facilitate the secure engagement of the seat and base, respectively, with the opposite ends of the support post during use and when the chair is in a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Inventor: Robert J. Morin
  • Patent number: 4098478
    Abstract: A portable seat may be folded to a transport position by disposing the seat and support member in generally parallel relationship to each other and in a plurality of select positions longitudinally of each other, the entire seat assembly being suitable to transport by hanging from the belt or the like of a wearer. The seat is provided with a removable prong which pierces the ground to support the seat assembly when it is not occupied and also may be removed for the purpose of utilizing the seat on hard surfaces such as those encountered indoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1978
    Assignee: Matrix Corporation
    Inventor: Arthur Spitzke
  • Patent number: 4095842
    Abstract: A "wearable" seat is provided for use in gardening or the like. The seat includes a generally U-shaped frame including side portions and a substantially straight base portion, and a seat member which is adjustably mounted for vertical movement between the side portions of the frame. A back support assembly, including a mounting bar and a back plate, is secured to the upper ends of the frame and a belt secured to the back plate enables the device to be strapped to the waist of the user. The bar and/or the back plate are pivotable to accommodate the device to the body of the user for both standing and sitting positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: Tredhill Manufacturing Co. Inc.
    Inventor: Julius Tretick
  • Patent number: 4065180
    Abstract: A leg-restraining device for a geriatric chair including a transversely disposed leg-restraining member supported in front of and below the front edge of the seat member of a geriatric chair in such a manner that the restraining member will lie closely adjacent to, but in front of, the shins of a patient seated in the geriatric chair, to prevent the patient from sliding forward off the chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1977
    Inventor: John Karay
  • Patent number: 4025105
    Abstract: A sportman's seat or the like made up of a generally rectangular cushion with a cover made of sheet material. A resilient strap which forms a belt for the sportsman is attached to D-shaped rings at each end. Each ring has a tab passing through it. The ends of the tab receive the ends of the cushion cover and are attached to it. The ends of the cushion cover are fixed together entirely across the width of the end except that a space between the cover ends is provided directly under the tab so that air can be expelled from within the cover when the sportsman sits on the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1973
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Inventor: Charles T. Pekala
  • Patent number: 3985387
    Abstract: A collapsible back pack chair adapted to be carried on the back of a user. The chair comprises a frame having a seat pivotally attached to its bottom edge. The seat has an elongated leg mounted on its bottom surface which forms a unit therewith. In use, the frame is attached to the back of the user through utilization of straps or the like. When the frame is so attached to the back of the user, the seat and leg may be pivoted as a unit from a stored position in which the leg is upright, adjacent to the frame, to an open position in which the free end of the leg is brought into contact with the ground, thereby providing support for the seat which will be located beneath the user in a position for sitting thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1976
    Inventor: Bernard J. Rischar
  • Patent number: 3940166
    Abstract: This invention relates to auxiliary seat and back cushion means with safety belt for protective retention of a passenger riding behind the operator of an open vehicle such as a motorcycle wherein the operator rides astride the seat and the passenger, riding behind the operator, is retained upon the vehicle by fastening means encompassing the passenger and the operator; and wherein a back cushion is provided for support of the passenger in upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1976
    Inventor: Clarence O. Smithea