US20110146737A1 - Collapsible Shade Device - Google Patents

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US20110146737A1
US20110146737A1 US12640959 US64095909A US2011146737A1 US 20110146737 A1 US20110146737 A1 US 20110146737A1 US 12640959 US12640959 US 12640959 US 64095909 A US64095909 A US 64095909A US 2011146737 A1 US2011146737 A1 US 2011146737A1
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A shade device for protecting a user from harmful sunrays is provided. The shade device may be held in the erected position with nubs such that to erect the shade device, frame support members are pushed to the erected position. To collapse the shade device, the frame support members are pushed past nubs. Accordingly, the shade device incorporates a simple push release mechanism to erect and collapse the shade device such that no assembly or disassembly of the shade device is required for tear down or set up.

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  • BACKGROUND
  • The present invention relates to a shade device.
  • In tropical resort areas vacationers seek solitude and isolation from the crowds. Vacationers seek isolated beach areas away from the crowds and modern society in order to relax in a stress free environment. In these isolated areas, the vacationer wants to be shielded or protected from the harmful and harsh sunrays. The sunrays may damage the vacationer's eyes and skin. Sun block and sunglasses may be inadequate since direct contact with the sunrays may cause the person's skin temperature to be elevated beyond a comfortable range. The sunrays may cause the vacationer to squint. As a solution, resorts and beach communities have provided lounge chairs with sun umbrellas, canopies, etc. that block the sun's rays and protect the vacationer. Unfortunately, these prior art shade devices may be very bulky and heavy. In order to maneuver these prior art shade devices, the vacationer may need the assistance of a resort employee to aid in the set up and assembly of these devices at the particular location desired by the vacationer. Motorized vehicles may have to be used to pull the prior art shade device to the particular location desired by the vacationer. These interruptions are unwanted intrusions by resort employees. The sound of motorized vehicles takes away from the relaxing atmosphere of these beach communities.
  • In a different scenario, during tailgating, a group of friends or individuals will park at a destination and share food, drinks and companionship before an event (e.g., football, soccer, etc.). The party will occur on the back of a pickup truck. The bed of the pickup truck provides the staging area upon which the food may be laid out and the drinks may be placed. Also, the truck bed may provide an area that people can set up a lawn chair to sit and lounge during the party. Unfortunately, during the daytime, the harsh sunrays beat down on the participants and expose the food and drinks to the warm rays of the sun.
  • Accordingly, there is a need in the art for an improved shade device.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY
  • The various embodiments and aspects of the shade device disclosed herein address the needs discussed above, discussed below and those that are known in the art.
  • A first embodiment of the shade device may be set up on a flat generally horizontal surface such as the beach, grass, etc. to provide protection from the harsh sunrays of the sun. When the shade device is set up on the ground, the shade device provides a seat portion upon which the user may sit to protect the user from the dirty ground. The seat portion may be part of a fabric layer that is extended upon a frame of the shade device to block the sun's rays and protect the person sitting on the seat portion from the harmful sunrays. To fold the shade device for easy carry and compact storage, a frame support member is pushed past nubs that hold up the shade device. In particular, the shade device may have two or more frame support members (i.e., collectively, the frame) that are collapsible upon each other. From the erected position, the shade device may be collapsed by an easy push release system. One of the frame support members is held in place by nubs. To initiate the collapse of the shade device, the frame support member is pushed over or past the nubs. After the frame support members are collapsed upon each other, legs of the frame support members are folded inward at joints. The seat portion can be wrapped around the legs and top support members of the frame support members to prevent the legs from unfolding or flopping around during transport, storage, etc. Once the seat portion is wrapped around the legs of the top support members, a strap may be engaged to secure the seat portion around the legs and the top support members. The straps may also have a shoulder strap such that the user may conveniently carry the folded or collapsed shade device on his/her shoulder. The shade device may be fabricated from lightweight material and hollow tubular construction to further reduce the weight of the overall shade device for easy transport (e.g., shoulder carry).
  • To erect the shade device, the straps are disengaged. The seat portion is unwrapped from the legs and the top support members. The legs are folded outward at the joints. The frame support members are erected. To this end, the legs or frame support member is pushed over or past nubs. Since a fabric layer which provides the means for protecting the user from the harsh sunrays are attached to the top support members of the frame support members, the fabric layer is extended out when the frame support members are disposed or traversed to the erected position. At the erected position, legs of the frame support member may be held in position by the nubs formed in a bracket that pivotally attaches all of the legs of the frame support members. The shade device requires no additional tools to set up or tear down. The shade device is lightweight due to its construction and minimal parts. It is also intuitive in its set up and tear down.
  • In a second embodiment of a shade device, the same may be mounted to a truck bed to provide shade and protection from harmful sunrays during a tailgating party. The shade device may have a central and stationary frame support member. Two pivoting support members, one disposed on each side of the fixed central support member may be disposed on each side of the fixed support member. The two pivoting support members are biased to the erected position due to gravity. The two pivoting support members may optionally be held or maintained in the erected position due to nubs.
  • To erect the second embodiment of the shade device, the same is initially wrapped in a rear portion of a fabric layer with straps securing the rear portion and a shoulder strap for convenient carry and transport. To erect the second embodiment of the shade device, the straps are disengaged such that the rear portion of the fabric layer can be unwrapped and expose legs of the frame support members. The legs of the frame support members are pivoted outward. Protrusions formed on a bottom side of the brackets which pivotally attach the frame support members are inserted into stake bed holes. Once the brackets are inserted into the stake bed holes, a central or stationary frame support member is oriented generally straight upward. One or more pivoting support members are disposed adjacent the stationary frame support member. For example, one pivoting support member may be attached to the bracket and extend over the tailgate or toward the tailgate of the bed. Optionally, another pivoting support member is disposed on the other side of the central support member. Gravity is allowed to pivot the one or more pivoting support members to an extended position. It is also contemplated that nubs may be formed in the bracket to hold the one or more pivoting support members in position.
  • At least one of the one or more pivoting support members and/or the stationary frame support member may have a telescoping leg for configuring the fabric layer disposed on the top support members of the frame support members as desired. Bungee cords, tie downs or elastic members may be used to secure the shade device to the bed of the truck in the event wind attempts to blow the shade device off of the truck bed. The brackets may also have clips to hold the shade device to the truck bed.
  • To collapse the shade device, the straps, tie downs, or bungee cords are removed from the shade device. The pivoting frame support members are folded toward the central fixed support member. To do so, the pivoting support members are pushed past the nubs. The shade device is removed from the stake bed holes. The legs of the frame support members are pivoted inward. The rear portion of the fabric layer is used to wrap the legs and the top support members of the frame support members. A strap is engaged to secure the rear portion about the legs and the top support members of the frame support member. Shoulder straps are attached to the fabric layer or the securing straps to aid in convenient shoulder carry or transport of the shade device.
  • The fabric layer used in both the first and second embodiments of the shade device may have an SPF protective coating or feature. The legs and top support member of the frame support members may be fabricated so as to be lightweight. By way of example and not limitation, the legs and top support member may have a tubular construction, be fabricated from lightweight aluminum, carbon fiber, steel, titanium, wood, etc.
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  • These and other features and advantages of the various embodiments disclosed herein will be better understood with respect to the following description and drawings, in which like numbers refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a collapsible shade device;
  • FIG. 2 is an illustration of the collapsible shade device shown in FIG. 1 with an awning in a collapsed positioned;
  • FIG. 3 is an illustration of the collapsible shade device shown in FIG. 1 with frame support members and the awning in a collapsed position;
  • FIG. 4 is an illustration of the collapsible shade device shown in FIG. 1 with legs of the support members folded in;
  • FIG. 5 is an illustration of the collapsible shade device shown in FIG. 1 in a wrapped or carry configuration;
  • FIG. 6 is an enlarged perspective view of a bracket of the collapsible shade device shown in FIG. 1;
  • FIG. 6A is a view from an upper view of the bracket shown in FIG. 6;
  • FIG. 7 is an enlarged side view of a joint of the collapsible shade device shown in FIG. 1 for pivoting legs of the support member inward;
  • FIG. 8 is an enlarged side view of a sliding knuckle of the collapsible shade device shown in FIG. 1;
  • FIG. 8A is a top view of the sliding knuckle shown in FIG. 8;
  • FIG. 9 is an environmental view of a second embodiment of the collapsible shade device for a truck bed;
  • FIG. 10 is an illustration of a bracket for the second embodiment of the collapsible shade device shown in FIG. 9;
  • FIG. 11 is a side view of the bracket shown in FIG. 10;
  • FIG. 12 is a cross sectional view of a fabric layer and top support member shown in FIG. 9;
  • FIG. 13 is an enlarged view of a telescoping leg shown in FIG. 9;
  • FIG. 14 is an illustration depicting the first and second embodiments of the shade device employable on a lounge chair or a bench;
  • FIG. 15 is a side view of a bracket for the second embodiment of the collapsible shade device having a retractable clip;
  • FIG. 16 is a perspective view of the bracket shown in FIG. 15;
  • FIG. 17 is a side view of a first embodiment of the collapsible shade device having a protrusion with a retractable clip;
  • FIG. 18 is a side view of another embodiment of the retractable clip; and
  • FIG. 19 is a side view of another embodiment of the retractable clip.
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  • Referring to the drawings, a collapsible shade device 10 is shown. The collapsible shade device 10 may have a plurality of frame support members 12 a-c that are traversable between an erected position (see FIG. 1) and a collapsed position (see FIG. 3). To traverse the frame support members to the collapsed position, one of the frame support members may be held up by nubs as will be discussed below. The frame support member is pushed past the nub to allow the frame support members to be collapsed upon each other. This provides for a simple push release system. Once the frame members 12 are in the collapsed position, legs 14 of the frame support members 12 may be pivoted inward (see FIG. 4) wherein the left and right legs 14 of the frame support members 12 are generally parallel with a top member 16 of the frame support members 12. A fabric layer 18 may be attached to top support members 16 of the frame support members 12 and may be sufficiently long such that the fabric layer 18 provides a seat portion 20 that can be spread out on the ground upon which the collapsible shade device 10 is erected, as shown in FIG. 1. Also, the seat portion 20 may be used to wrap the legs 14 and the top member 16 of the frame support members 12, as shown in FIG. 5. The seat portion 20 serves a dual purpose, namely, 1) protecting the user while sitting and 2) wrapping for forming a package.
  • The user may roll the top support members 16 and legs 14 within the fabric layer 18, and more particularly, within the seat portion 20 of the fabric layer 18. After wrapping, securing straps 22 (see FIG. 5) may be wrapped around the collapsed shade device 10 and tied or secured to prevent loosening and unwrapping of the various members 12, 14, 16 during transport or storage. The securing straps 22 may also have a shoulder strap 23 for convenient transport of the collapsed shade device 10. The securing strap 23 may be attached to the fabric layer 18.
  • Conversely, to erect the shade device 10, the securing straps 22 are disengaged. The above steps are reversed. To traverse the frame support members 12 to the erected position, one or more of the frame support members 12 may pivot within a bracket 24 and be pushed past nubs to lock the shade device in the erected position, as discussed herein. Based on the foregoing discussions, it is apparent that the collapsible shade device 10 provides for an easy to erect and collapse which does not require assembly and/or disassembly and a lightweight device for convenient and easy carry and transport.
  • In a further embodiment, the collapsible shade device 10 a may also be implemented to provide shade for a truck bed during tailgating, as shown in FIG. 9.
  • Referring now to FIG. 1, the collapsible shade device 10 a may be deployable on sand, grass, or any other flat surface 36 upon which a person or other animal may sit or rest. The collapsible shade device 10 provides shade from the sun such that the user is protected from harmful and harsh sunrays.
  • The collapsible shade device 10 may have left and right brackets 24 a, b which may be identical to each other or a minor configuration with each other. For the purposes of simplicity, a discussion of the brackets 24 a, b will focus on the left bracket 24 a. However, it is understood that the right bracket 24 b may be identical or a mirror configuration of the left bracket 24 a.
  • The left bracket 24 a (see FIG. 6) may be fabricated from a generally rigid and lightweight material such as plastic, metal, carbon fiber, composite, etc. The left bracket 24 a may have a through hole 26 (see FIG. 6) that snugly receives a distal end portion 28 of a left leg 14 a of a first frame support member 12 a (see FIG. 1). The distal end portion 28 may be fixedly secured to the through hole 26 of the bracket 24 by way of adhesive, pin 25, or other attachment methods. A leg 14 b (see FIG. 6) of a second frame support member 12 b (see FIG. 1) may be pivotally attached to the left brackets 24 a. By way of example and not limitation, a distal end portion 28 of the leg 14 b of the second frame support member 12 b may be pivotally pinned to side plates 32 a, b of the left bracket 24 a with pin 25.
  • One or more additional frame support members 12 c-n may be pivotally attached to the left and right brackets 24 a, b between the first and second frame support members 12 a, b, as shown in FIG. 1. In FIG. 1, one additional support member 12 c is pivotally attached to the left and right brackets 24 a, b between the first and second frame support members 12 a, b. The second frame support member 12 b and the one or more additional frame support members 12 c-n may be collapsed or laid upon the first frame support member 12 a, as shown in FIG. 3. When erecting the shade device 10, the second frame support member 12 b may be pivoted to the erected position, as shown in FIG. 1. At the erected position, the fabric layer 18 which is attached to the top support members 16 of the frame support members 12 a, b, c-n pulls the one or more additional frame support members 12 upward. The fabric layer 18 remains taut between the second frame support member 12 b and the one or more additional frame support members 12 c-n. As such, the fabric layer 18 is taut between the second frame support member 12 b and the additional frame support member 12 c. The second frame support member 24 b may be pivoted so as to be parallel with the first frame support member 12 a when the shade device 10 is collapsed. The second frame support member 12 c may be rotated toward the erected position one-hundred Degrees (100°) or past the vertical plane until the second frame support member 12 b is locked into position as discussed herein. It is also contemplated that the maximum angle of pivot for the second frame support member 12 b may be within about forty degrees (40°) to one-hundred-eighty degrees (180°).
  • Referring now to FIG. 6, the side plates 32 a, b of the left and right brackets 24 a, b form a channel 33 through which the legs 14 b of the second frame support member 12 b and the legs 14 c-n of the one or more additional frame support members 12 c-n may traverse as they 12 b, c-n pivot. As the second frame support member 12 b is traversed from the collapsed position to the erected position, the legs 14 b of the second frame support member 12 b traverse within the channel 33 formed by the side plates 32 a, b. At the end of the pivot stroke for the frame support member 12 b, legs 14 b of the second frame support member 12 b may be pushed over or ride over nubs 34 (see FIGS. 6 and 6A) and may be snapped into place. To this end, a distance 35 between the nubs 34 may be less than a width 37 of the legs 14 of the frame support member 12 b. To allow the legs 14 of the second frame support member 12 b to ride over the nubs 34, (1) the side plates 32 a, b may flex slightly outward, (2) the legs 14 b of the second frame support member 12 b may bend slightly inward or (3) both actions may occur. The rigidity of the side plates 32 a, b as well as the rigidity of the legs 14 of the second frame support member 12 b may be designed so that the second frame support member 12 b remains in the upright position and locked in place by the nubs 34 during use. The seat portion 20 of the fabric layer 18 is spread about the ground 36 such that the user can lay down or rest on the seat portion 20 and be protected from dirt or undesirable contaminants disposed on the ground 36. The fabric layer 18 attached to the top members 16 of the second frame support member 12 b and the one or more additional frame support members 12 c-n provide shade to the user and protects the user from harmful and harsh sunrays. The fabric layer 18 may be attached to the top member 16 of the frame support members 12 by forming a loop as will be discussed below in relation to a second embodiment of the shade device 10 a.
  • Preferably, the legs 14 b of the second frame support member 12 b are traversed beyond the vertical plane such that the second frame support member 12 b is pulled down on the opposite side due to gravity. This assists in holding the position of the second frame support member 12 b in the erect position by the nubs 34 since gravity and the nubs 34 are holding the second frame support member 12 b in the erect position. The further the second frame support member 12 b is traversed past the vertical plane (e.g., 90°), the more gravity assists in holding the position of the second frame support member 12 b in the erect position.
  • Additionally, nubs 34 may be formed in the brackets for each of the legs 14 c-n such that the nubs 34 for the second frame support member do not do all of the work to hold up the shade device. Rather, each of the nubs 34 for each of the legs 14 c-n carry its own weight. This also enables the second frame support member 12 b to be partially opened.
  • To traverse the shade device 10 to the collapsed position from the erected position, the second frame support member 12 b is pushed such that the legs 14 b of the second frame support member 12 b is pushed over or ride over nubs 34. This allows the second frame support member 12 b and the one or more additional frame support members 12 c-n to be collapsed upon the first frame support member 12 a. The shade device 10 may then be folded as discussed herein. The nubs 34, side plates 32 a, b and the legs 14 define a push release mechanism that allows easy and convenient collapse of the shade device 10 which requires no assembly to erect or collapse the shade device 10.
  • The shade device 10 may additionally have an optional awning 38 which fits the profile of the second frame support member 12 b when not in use, as shown in FIG. 2. To deploy the awning 38, a sliding knuckle 40 (see FIGS. 2 and 8) attaches the distal end portions 42 of legs 44 of an awning support member 46 to legs 14 of the second frame support member 12 b. The legs 44 of the awning support member 46 may pivot about the sliding knuckle 40. Additionally, the sliding knuckle 40 may slide up and down a length of the legs 14 b of the second frame support member 12 b. The sliding knuckles 40 a, b may be loosened via a knob 48. Loosening the knob 48 allows the sliding knuckles 40 a, b to slide up and down the length of the legs 14 of the second frame support member 12 b and also allows the awning support member 46 to pivot about the sliding knuckle 40. The sliding knuckles 40 a, b may each have a strap 50 disposed about the circumference of the legs 14 b of the second frame support member 12 b. When the knob 48 is tightened, the strap 50 is tightened about (i.e., frictionally engages) the leg 14 b to prevent sliding of the sliding knuckles 40 a, b along the length of the legs 14 b. Additionally, when the knob 48 is tightened, the knob 48 squeezes down on the distal end portions 42 of the legs 44 of the awning support member 46 to prevent pivoting of the awning support member 46. The fabric layer 18 may extend from the top member 16 of the second frame support member 12 b to the top member 52 of the awning support member 46.
  • To deploy the awning 38, the knobs 48 of the sliding knuckles 40 a, b are loosened. The sliding knuckles 40 a, b are slid up along the legs 14 b of the second frame support member 12 b as desired. Also, the awning support member 46 is rotated as shown by arrows in FIG. 2. The fabric layer 18 disposed between the top members 16, 52 of the second frame support member 12 b and the awning support member 46 begins to stretch or extend out to provide additional shade to the user under the collapsible shade device 10. The angle of the awning support member 46 may be adjusted as desired by the user. The knob 48 of the sliding knuckles 40 a, b are now tightened to set the awning 38. The weight of the awning 38 also assists in maintaining the shade device in the erect position. The awning 38 is pulled down by gravity toward the front of the shade device. Conversely, to collapse the awning 38, the knobs 48 of the sliding knuckles 40 a, b are loosened. The sliding knuckles 40 a, b are slid down (see arrow in FIG. 1) the legs 14 of the second frame support member 12 b. The top member 52 of the awning support member 46 is rotated (see arrow in FIG. 1) and disposed closely adjacent to the top member 16 of the second frame support member 12 b, as shown in FIG. 2. The fabric layer 18 disposed between the top members 16 and 52 may be lifted up and on top of the fabric layer 18 between the top member 16 of the second frame support member 12 b and the top member 16 of the one or more additional frame support members 12 c-n. Alternatively, the fabric layer 18 may hang in front of the shade device 10 to provide additional protection to the user resting under the shade device 10.
  • The seating portion 20 may be attached to the underside of the legs 14 a of the first frame support member 12 a such as with hooks and loops, adhesive, snaps, etc. and other fastening means. The left and right edges 60 a, b of the seating portion 20 may extend beyond the width of the first frame support member 12 a, as shown in FIG. 1. Moreover, there may be pouches 62 a, b attached to the edges 60 a, b of the seating portion 20. The pouches 62 a, b may be filled with sand or other heavy material to mitigate the shade device 10 from blowing away. The pouches 62 a, b may be disposed at the front side of the shade device 10, may extend along the entire length of the left and right side edges 60 a, b of the seat portion 20 and/or may extend along the rear of the seat portion. The pouches 62 a, b may be opened and closed with a zipper, hooks and loops, buttons and other closure means to fill or empty the pouches 62 a, b with sand or other heavy objects. During transport, the pouches 62 a, b may be emptied. Once the shade device 10 is set up at the desired location, heavy objects such as sand, rocks, etc. in the local area may be gathered and placed inside of the pouches 62 a, b.
  • Each of the frame support members 12 a-c and the awning support member 46 has legs 14 a, b, c, 44 that are attached to and pivotable with opposed distal end portions of a top member 16, 52 via a joint 54 (see FIGS. 1 and 7). To pivot the legs 14, 44 about the top members 16, 52, the joint 54 is attached to both the legs 14, 44 and the top members 16, 52. The joint 54 may comprise first and second hinges 56, 58 which are pivotable about each other. By way of example and not limitation, the first and second hinges 56, 58 may have a maximum pivot angle of ninety degrees (90°) although other angles (e.g., 45° to 270°) are also contemplated. The first and second hinges 56, 58 may allow only limited angular displacement (e.g., 90°). Preferably, at most, the first and second hinges cannot be rotated more than one-hundred-eighty degrees (180°) with respect to each other. The first and second hinges 56, 58 may be pinned to each other with a pin 64. The second hinge 58 may have an L-shaped ninety degrees (90°) angle 78. Other angles 78 for the L-shaped second hinge 58 are also contemplated, such as up to one-hundred-forty-five degrees 145°). A first distal end portion 66 of the second hinge 58 may be attached to the top support member 16, 52 via any fastening means such as pinned connection, adhesive, screws, nuts and bolts, etc. The second distal end portion 68 may be attached to the first distal end portion 70 of the first hinge 56. A second distal end portion 72 of the second hinge 58 may be attached to the legs 14 a-c, 44 via any fastening means such as adhesive, welding, pin connection, etc. The legs 14 a-c, 44 are pivotable with respect to the top support members 16, 52 due to the rotation of the first and second hinges 56, 58. When the legs 14 a-c, 44 are folded in, the first hinge 56 rotates in the counterclockwise direction shown in FIG. 7. The legs 14 a-c, 44 are generally parallel or in the folded configuration with respect to the top support members 16, 52. When the legs 14 a, b, c, 44 are extended back out, a first stopping surface 74 of the first hinge 56 contacts a second stopping surface 76 of the second hinge 58. When the first and second stopping surfaces 74, 76 of the first and second hinges 56, 58 contact each other, the legs 14 a-c, 44 no longer extend away from the top support members 16, 52, they are fully extended. As discussed above, the second hinge 58 has an L-shaped configuration. The first and second distal end portions 66, 68 of the second hinge 58 are oriented approximately ninety degrees (90°) from each other. To further stabilize the shade device 10, the angle 78 may be increased to greater than ninety degrees 90°) such that the left and right legs 14 a-c of the frame support members 12 a-c-n are splayed outwardly. In this event, the other components such as the seat portion 20 are also enlarged as appropriate.
  • Referring now back to FIGS. 1 and 2, a telescoping arm 176 may be attached to legs 14 a and c. By way of example and not limitation, one telescoping arm 176 may be attached to the left legs 14 a, c and one telescoping arm 176 may be attached to the other side of the frame support members 12 a, c on the legs. The telescoping arms 176 may each have first and second tubes 178, 180. The first tube 178 may slide within the second tube 180 to vary an overall length of the telescoping arm 176. The length of the telescoping arm 176 may be fixed by tightening a threaded lock knob 182. The knob 182 may be threaded into the second tube 180 and butt up frictionally against the first tube 178. When the frame support members 12 a, c are being spread apart to erect the shade device 10, the knob 182 is loose and the first and second tubes 178, 180 are extended. After the frame support members 12 a, c are erected, the knob 182 is tightened. The telescoping arm 176 assists in holding up the frame support member 12 c above the ground. The telescoping arms 176 are optional and not required. To collapse the shade device 10, the knob 182 is loosened and the frame support members 12 a, c are collapsed which also compresses the telescoping arms 176. The shade device 10 can be employed as discussed herein with or without the telescoping arms 176. Other configurations of the arms are also contemplated such as telescoping arms that snap into place at preset intervals. Multiple telescoping arms 176 can be attached to the frame support member 12 a and c-n as needed when additional frame support members 12 d-n are incorporated into the shade device.
  • Referring now to FIGS. 9-13, a second embodiment of a collapsible shade device 10 a is shown. The shade device 10 may be mounted to a bed 80 of a truck 82 to provide shade to users such as during a tailgating party. The collapsible shade device 10 a may have left and right brackets 84 a, b that function similarly to brackets 24 a, b. To attach the shade device 10 a to the bed 80 of the truck 82, the left and right brackets 84 a, b may have a protrusion 86 that may be snuggly received into a stake pocket 88. The protrusion 86 is insertable into the stake pocket 88 and a bottom surface 90 of a body 92 of the bracket 84 rests on top of the truck bed sidewall 94. Alternatively, mount (not shown) with holes may be attached to the truck bed sidewall 94. The protrusions of the brackets 84 a, b may be inserted into the holes of the mounts. The mount version may be used for those trucks that do not include stake pockets 88.
  • Referring now to FIG. 11, the bracket 84 may have the following structure. In particular, the body 92 may have a central aperture 96 that extends vertically upward. A leg 98 a of a first frame support member 100 a may be inserted into the central aperture 96 and fastened thereto with any fastening means such as adhesive, welding, pinned joint, etc. Alternatively, the leg 98 a may merely be pinned to the bracket 84. The first frame support member 100 a is oriented generally straight up and down when the protrusion 86 of the bracket 84 is disposed within the stake pocket 88. The shade device 10 a may have one or more collapsible frame support members b-n pivotally attachable to the brackets 84. In the embodiment shown in FIGS. 9-11A, second and third frame support members 100 b, c have legs 98 b, c that can be pivoted within channels 102 formed in the bracket 84. The legs 98 b, c may be pivotally pinned to first and second sidewalls 104 a, b of the bracket 84 with pins 106. The second and third legs 98 b, c may be pivoted to the expanded position shown in FIGS. 9 and 10 or to the folded configuration wherein the legs 98 b, c are generally parallel with the leg 98 a (see dash lines in FIG. 11).
  • The pivot angle 106 of the legs 98 b, c may be limited by a bottom surface 108 of the channels 102. The legs 98 b, c may rest on the bottom surface 108 when the legs 98 b, c are pivoted to the maximum extent. Alternatively, the pivot angle 106 may be limited by the fabric layer 110 attached to top support members 112 a-c and draped over one or more sides. In particular, the top support members 112 a-c may be secured to the bottom side of the fabric layer 110 by any means. By way of example and not limitation, as shown in FIG. 12, the fabric layer 110 may have a loop 114 formed on the underside of the fabric layer 110. The loop 114 may be formed with a strap 116 which may be sewed to the fabric layer 110 at two different regions 118. The top support member 112 a is fed through a series of loops 114 formed on the underside of the fabric layer 110. The same may also be true for the top support members 112 b-c. When the second and third frame support members 100 b, c are traversed from the folded configuration to the expanded position, the fabric layer 110 is pulled taut prior to the legs 98 b, c contacting the bottom surfaces 108. Since the first frame support member 100 a is rigidly fixed to the bracket 84 and the second and third frame support members 100 b, c may generally be equally weighted, there is a balance in the weights and minimal stresses imposed on the system. Gravity also holds the shade device 10 a in the open configuration without the need for nubs or pins although nubs and pins may be incorporated into the shade device 10 a to maintain the open position of the legs 98 b, c.
  • Referring now to FIG. 11A, an upper view of the bracket 84 shown in FIG. 11 is shown. The sidewalls 104 a, b may optionally incorporate nubs 132 which may hold the position of the leg 98 b in the open position. The leg 98 b may be pushed over or ride over the nubs 132 in a similar fashion as compared to the prior embodiment discussed in relation to FIGS. 6 and 6A. The leg 98 b may flex inwardly. The sidewalls 104 a, b may also flex outwardly. Alternatively, the leg 98 b and the sidewalls 104 a, b may flex to allow the leg 98 b to ride over the nubs 132. To collapse the shade device 10 a, the leg 98 b is pushed past the nubs 132 in the left direction as shown in FIG. 11A. To open and maintain the shade device 10 a in the open position, the leg 98 b may be pushed over the nubs 132 and snap into place in the right direction as shown by the arrow in FIG. 11A. The nubs 132 may also be employed on the other side of the bracket 84 in relation to leg 98 c.
  • Referring now to FIG. 13, an enlarged view of the leg 98 b of the second frame support member 100 b is shown. The leg 98 b may comprise first and second telescoping members 118, 120. The first telescoping member 118 may have an outwardly biased push button 122. The second telescoping member 120 may have a plurality of holes 124 sized and configured to receive the button 122. The second leg 98 b can be lengthened or shortened by depressing the button 122 and engaging the button 122 with one of the plurality of holes 124. In this manner, the front of the shade device 10 a can be adjusted such that occupants can move into and out of the truck bed 80 more conveniently and to also adjust the amount of shade created by the shade device 10 a. The fabric layer 110 may extend behind the top support member 112 c toward the cab 123 of the truck 82. To this end, the fabric layer 110 may be secured to the truck bed 80 with a bungee cord or other fastening device 126. Additionally, the second frame support member 100 b may be biased toward the open position with bungee cords 126.
  • The telescoping member 118 is implemented in both legs 98 b of the second frame support member 100 b. It is also contemplated that the telescoping member 118 may be employed in the first, third and any additional frame support members 100 a, c-n that make up the shade device 10 a. It is also contemplated that the telescoping member 118 may be implemented in the legs 14 a, b, c-n of the frame support members 12 a-n and the legs 44 of the awning support member 46 of the shade device 10 discussed in relation to FIGS. 1-8.
  • During use, the collapsible shade device 10 a is easily collapsible and foldable without the need of any assembly. In the open position, a rear portion 130 of the fabric layer 110 may be attached generally horizontally to a back side of the cab 123 of the truck 82 by way of suction cups 184. From the open position shown in FIG. 9, the bungee cords, tie downs, or fastening devices 126 are removed from the set up. Thereafter, the second and third frame support members 100 b, c may be pivoted upward such that the legs 98 b, c are generally parallel to leg 98 a. At this time, the legs 98 b, c are pushed past the nubs 132. Also, the top support members 112 b, c are disposed immediately adjacent the top support member 112 a. If needed, the length of the leg 98 b is adjusted to be equal to the length of the legs 98 a, c. The user may then pull upward on the top support members 112 a-c to pull the protrusion 86 of the bracket 84 out of the stake pockets 88. The shade device 10 a is then laid on the ground and the legs 98 a-c are folded inward at joints 128 to allow pivotal movement of the legs 98 a-c to the top support members 112 a-c. The joints 128 may be identical to the joints 54 discussed above. The rear portion 130 of the fabric layer 110 may be used to wrap the legs 98 a-c and the top support members 112 a-c such that the legs 98 a-c do not move or flop around during transport and storage of the collapsible shade device 10 a. Straps may be used to maintain the rear portion 130 around the legs 98 a-c and top support members 112 a-c. Also, a carrying strap may be attached to the straps to allow convenient carry of this lightweight, easy to transport and carry shade device. To erect the collapsible shade device 10 a, the steps discussed above are performed in reverse order.
  • Referring now to FIG. 14, the shade device 10 or the shade device 10 a may be employed on a lounge chair 132. In particular, the shade device 10 a may be mounted to the lounge chair 132 by inserting the protrusions 86 into corresponding pockets 134 of the lounge chair 132. The lounge chair 132 may be a doublewide lounge chair 132 with an adjustable back rest 138 that can be raised or lowered as desired by the user. Alternatively, the shade device 10 a may also be employed on a bench 139. Similar to the lounge chair 132, the bench 139 may have pockets 134 for receiving the protrusions 86 of the shade device 10 a.
  • With respect to the shade device 10, the same may also be employed on the lounge chair 132 or the bench 139. In particular, when the back rest 138 is traversed to the lowered and flat position as shown in FIG. 14, the shade device 10 may be rested on the upper surface 136 of the lounge chair 132. To stabilize the shade device 10 on the lounge chair 132, the brackets 24 of the shade device 10 may be formed with protrusions 86 that can be received into the pockets 134 of the lounge chair 132 or the pockets 134 of the bench 139. The back rest 138 may provide the horizontal support to the first frame support member 12 a. Alternatively, a dedicated arm rest 140 may support the first frame support member 12 a while allowing the backrest 138 to be raised or lowered as desired by the user. The shade device 10 may also be employed on the bench 139. The arm rest 142 supports the first frame support member 12 a.
  • Referring now to FIGS. 15-17, a retractable clip for preventing pullout of the brackets 24 and 84 when protrusions 86 are inserted into pockets 134 or stake bed holes 88 or any other type of aperture for receiving the protrusions 86 are shown. To insert the protrusions 86 of the brackets 24, 84 into an aperture, the protrusions 86 are aligned to the aperture 156. The user pushes a handle 146 downward in direction of arrow 148 to retract a hook portion 150 into a body of the bracket 84, 24. An opposite side of the bracket 84, 24 has a stationary hook portion 152 although it is contemplated that the hook portion 152 may also be retractable. When inserting the protrusions 86 into the aperture, the user must lower the brackets 24, 84 into the aperture such that the stationary clip 152 is received under a lip 154 that defines the aperture 156. A width 158 between a distal end of the protrusion 152 and a side of the protrusion 86 is equal to or less than a width 160 of the aperture 156. Once the protrusion 86 is fully inserted into the aperture 156, the user releases the handle 148. The clip 144 is biased such that the hook portion 150 protrudes outwardly. Once the handle 146 is released, the hook portion 150 is disposed under a second lip 162. Accordingly, when wind blows, the brackets 24, 84 are maintained within the aperture 156.
  • The hook portion 150 is biased to the out position via a spring 168. In particular, the clip 144 is attached to a body of the bracket 24, 84 with a pin 164. A bushing 166 rotates about the pin 164. The handle 146 is attached to the bushing 166. Also, the hook portion 150 is also attached to the bushing 166. On an opposite side of the hook portion 150, a resilient but flexible spring 168 slides on a caming surface 170. The spring 168 is similar to a leaf spring. Due to the curvature of the caming surface 170, the hook portion 150 is biased to the outward position.
  • Referring now to FIG. 16, the protrusion 86 is inserted into the aperture 156, a flange 172 may rest on the lip 154, 162. The flange 172 may be split or gapped away 174 to allow handle 146 to be traversed downward and retract the hook portion 150 into the body of the bracket 84. Although not shown, the bracket 24 may also have a split to allow movement of the handle 146.
  • Referring now to FIG. 18, another embodiment of the retractable clip is shown. The retractable clip may have a handle 146 a that retracts a latch 186 into the protrusion 86 a. A spring 192 biases the latch 186 to the extended position. The latch 186 may have a beveled tip surface 188 which contacts an edge 190 of the aperture 156, 134, 88. When the beveled tip surface 188 contacts the edge 190 of the aperture 156, 134 and 88 the edge 190 pushes the latch 186 into the protrusion 86 a so that the protrusion 86 a can now be inserted into the aperture 156, 134 and 88. Once the protrusion 86 a is inserted into the aperture 156, 134, 88, the spring 192 pushes the latch 186 back out. The first and second lips 154, 162 are trapped between the latch 186/stationary hook portion 152 a and the flange 172 a or the body of the brackets 24. To remove the protrusion 86 a from the aperture 156, 134 and 88, the user pushes the handle 146 a in direction of arrow 194 to retract the latch 186 back into the protrusion 86 a. The protrusions 86 a are removed from the apertures 156, 134, 88. A width 196 of the aperture 156, 134 and 88 may be smaller than a width 198 of the protrusion 86 a when the latch 186 is in the extended position. Also, the width 198 of the protrusion 86 a when the latch 186 is in the retracted position, may be less than the width 196 so that the protrusion 86 a may be removed from and inserted into the aperture 156, 134, 88.
  • Referring now to FIG. 19, another embodiment of the retractable clip is shown. The retractable clip includes a stationary hook portion 152 b and a retractable latch 186 a. When the leg 98 c is rotated inward as shown by the hidden lines in FIG. 19, the retractable latch 186 a is disposed within protrusion 86 b. A width 198 a of the protrusion 86 b is less than the width 196 of the aperture 156, 134, 88. The protrusion 86 b can be inserted into aperture 156, 134, 88. The leg 98 c can be rotated out as shown by solid lines. When the leg 98 c is rotated to the extended position as shown in solid lines in FIG. 19, the retractable latch 186 a is extended out. The first and second lips 154, 156 are trapped between the latch 186 a/stationary hook portion 152 b and flange 172 b or the body of the brackets 24. To remove the protrusion 86 b from the aperture 156, 134, 88, the leg 98 c is rotated inward to traverse the latch 186 a back into the protrusion 86 b. The protrusion 86 b can now be removed from the aperture 156, 134 and 88.
  • The shade device 10, 10 a may be held up in the erected position by nubs 34, 132. Alternatively, the frame support member 12 b may be held up with a pin 39 as shown in FIG. 6A. Also, the legs 98 b, c may be held in its expanded position by pin 39 that is inserted in front of the legs 98 b, c as shown in FIG. 11A.
  • The above description is given by way of example, and not limitation. Given the above disclosure, one skilled in the art could devise variations that are within the scope and spirit of the invention disclosed herein, including various ways of telescoping the legs. Further, the various features of the embodiments disclosed herein can be used alone, or in varying combinations with each other and are not intended to be limited to the specific combination described herein. Thus, the scope of the claims is not to be limited by the illustrated embodiments.

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  1. 1. A collapsible shade device comprising:
    first and second support members, each member having left and right legs pivotally attached to distal end portions of a top member, the left and right legs defining distal end portions, the left and right legs being traversable between an erected position and a collapsed position wherein the left and right legs form a generally U shaped configuration in the erected position and the left and right legs are generally parallel with the top support member in the collapsed position;
    left and right brackets wherein the distal end portions of the left and right legs of the first frame support member are respectively fixed to the left and right brackets and the distal end portions of the left and right legs of the second frame support member are pivotally attached to the left and right brackets for pivotally traversing the second support member between a collapsed position wherein the second support member is laid adjacent to the first support member and an erected position wherein the second support member is angularly disposed away from the first support member, the left and right brackets having nubs for maintaining the second frame support member in the erected position;
    a fabric layer attached across the top support members of the first and second support members for providing shade during use and for wrapping the first and second support members within the fabric layer during storage and transport.
  2. 2. The device of claim 1 further comprising a third support member having left and right legs pivotally attached to distal end portions of a top support member and defining distal end portions pivotally attached to the left and right brackets for traversing the third support member between a collapsed position wherein the third support member is laid adjacent to the first support member and an erected position wherein the third support member is propped up, the left and right legs of the third support member being traversable between the erected position and the collapsed position wherein the left and right legs of the third support member form a generally U shaped configuration in the erected position and the left and right legs of the third support member are generally parallel with the top support member of the third support member in the collapsed position, the fabric layer being attached to the top support member of the third support member.
  3. 3. The device of claim 1 further comprising a fourth support member having left and right legs pivotally attached to distal end portions of a top support member and defining distal end portions slideably and pivotally attached to the left and right legs of the second support member for providing extended shade in front of the device during use, the left and right legs of the fourth support member being traversable between the erected position and the collapsed position wherein the left and right legs of the fourth support member form a generally U shaped configured in the erected position and the left and right legs of the fourth support member are generally parallel with the top support member of the fourth support member in the collapsed position, the fabric layer extending from the top support member of the second support member to the top support member of the fourth support member, the fabric layer being attached to the top support member of the fourth support member.
  4. 4. The device of claim 3 further comprising a knuckle for slideably and pivotally attaching the left and right legs of the fourth support member to the left and right legs of the second support member.
  5. 5. The device of claim 1 wherein each of the left and right brackets comprise left and right plates with opposite facing nubs wherein a distance between the nubs is less than a width of the left and right legs of the second support member so that the second support member is held at the erected position when the left and right legs of the second support member is traversed past the opposite facing nubs.
  6. 6. The device of claim 1 wherein the left and right brackets each further comprise a hole, the left and right legs of the first support member being snugly received into holes formed in the left and right brackets for fixedly attaching the distal end portions of the left and right legs of the left and right brackets.
  7. 7. The device of claim 1 wherein the first support member is supportable on a flat surface.
  8. 8. The device of claim 1 wherein the left and right brackets are removeably attachable to left and right side walls of a truck bed.
  9. 9. The device of claim 1 wherein the first support member is supportable on a flat surface.
  10. 10. A collapsible shade device comprising:
    first and second support members, each member having left and right legs pivotally attached to distal end portions of a top member and defining distal end portions, the left and right legs being traversable between an erected position and a collapsed position wherein the left and right legs form a generally U shaped configuration in the erected position and the left and right legs are generally parallel with the top support member in the collapsed position;
    left and right brackets wherein the distal end portions of the left and right legs of the first and second frame support members are pivotally attached to the left and right brackets for pivotally traversing the first and second support members between a collapsed position wherein the first and second support members are laid adjacent to each other and an erected position wherein the first and second support members are angularly disposed away from each other;
    a fabric layer attached across the top support members of the first and second support members for providing shade during use and for wrapping the first and second support members within the fabric layer during storage and transport.
  11. 11. The device of claim 10 wherein the left and right brackets are removeably attachable to left and right side walls of a truck bed.
  12. 12. The device of claim 11 wherein the left and right brackets have protrusions which snugly fit within stake pockets of left and right side walls of the truck bed.
  13. 13. The device of claim 11 further comprising left and right mounts that are removeably attachable to the left and right side walls of the truck bed and the left and right brackets are fixedly attachable to the left and right clips.
  14. 14. A method of collapsing a shade device, the method comprising the steps of:
    pivoting first and second U shaped first and second frame support members until the first and second U shaped first and second frame support members are generally parallel with each other;
    folding a fabric layer attached across top support members of the U shaped first and second frame support members during the pivoting step;
    pivoting left and right legs of U shaped first and second frame support members which are attached to the top support members until the left and right legs are generally parallel to the top support members of the U shaped first and second frame support member;
    rolling the top support members, left legs and right legs within the fabric layer to provide a convenient and compact collapsible shade device.
  15. 15. The method of claim 14 further comprising the step of providing a lash around the fabric layer, top support members, left legs and right legs to secure the device in the collapsed position.
  16. 16. The method of claim 15 further comprising the step of providing a shoulder strap attached to the lash or the fabric layer for convenient carry of the device.
  17. 17. A truck comprising:
    a bed with stake pocket apertures; and
    a shade device insertable into the stake pocket apertures for mounting the shade device to the bed.
  18. 18. The truck of claim 17 wherein the bed further comprises side walls and the stake pocket apertures are located on both walls of the bed, and the shade device comprises protrusions that are removeably insertable into the stack pocket apertures for mounting the shade device to the bed.
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