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US20170086587A1
US20170086587A1 US14/865,169 US201514865169A US2017086587A1 US 20170086587 A1 US20170086587 A1 US 20170086587A1 US 201514865169 A US201514865169 A US 201514865169A US 2017086587 A1 US2017086587 A1 US 2017086587A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C3/00Chairs characterised by structural features; Chairs or stools with rotatable or vertically-adjustable seats
    • A47C3/02Rocking chairs
    • A47C3/029Rocking chairs with curved rocking members resting on the floor
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C1/00Chairs adapted for special purposes
    • A47C1/02Reclining or easy chairs
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C4/00Foldable, collapsible or dismountable chairs
    • A47C4/28Folding chairs with flexible coverings for the seat or back elements

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The modified rocking chair comprises a support stand, an adjusting assembly, and a carrying rack. The support stand has two curved bars, four support bars, a first connecting bar, and an elongated bar. The four support bars include two first support bars and two second support bars. The first connecting bar is mounted securely on the two curved bars. The elongated bar is mounted securely between the two second support bars. The adjusting assembly has a moving tube rotatably mounted on the elongated bar, and a limiting tube rotatably mounted on the first connecting bar and movably mounted around the moving tube. The carrying rack has a cushion. The moving tube moves towards the first connecting bar and through the limiting tube, and the support stand is folded to decrease the volume for improving the efficiency of transportation and storage.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The present invention relates to a rocking chair, and more particularly to a modified rocking chair that is foldable for efficiency in transportation and storage.
  • 2. Description of the Prior Arts
  • A rocking chair is commonly used in households, and the rocking chair includes a carrying rack with a cushion and a support stand with two opposite curved bars. The support stand is securely mounted on a bottom of the carrying rack and the two curved bars abut on a floor. The rocking chair is rocked back and forth on the floor, because of the height of the curved bars above the floor along with the rocking caused by forces or shifting of weight. The user sitting on a rocking chair could have different experiences from sitting on a stationary chair.
  • However, the carrying rack and the support stand of the conventional rocking chair are securely connected to each other, and the structure of the conventional rocking chair is unable to be adjusted. Thus the conventional rocking has properties of large volume and height. So the conventional rocking chair occupies more space in a conveyance during transportation, and the transporting efficiency of the conventional rocking chair is poor. Besides, the conventional rocking chair is not easy to be stored due to the large volume and height.
  • To overcome the shortcomings, the present invention provides a modified rocking chair to mitigate or obviate the aforementioned problems.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The main objective of the present invention is to provide a modified rocking chair that can be folded to improve the efficiency of transportation and storage.
  • The modified rocking chair comprises a support stand, an adjusting assembly, and a carrying rack. The support stand has two curved bars, four support bars, a first connecting bar, and an elongated bar. The two curved bars are mounted opposite on two sides of the support stand. The four support bars include two first support bars and two second support bars. The two first support bars are respectively rotatably connected to the two curved bars and face each other. The two second support bars are respectively rotatably connected to the two curved bars and face each other. The first connecting bar is connected between the two curved bars. The elongated bar is securely mounted between the two first support bars.
  • The adjusting assembly is mounted in the support stand and has a moving tube, a limiting tube, and a fixing element. The moving tube is rotatably mounted on the elongated bar. The limiting tube is rotatably mounted on the first connecting bar and movably mounted around the moving tube. The fixing element is mounted in the moving tube to secure the moving tube and the limiting tube at a specific connecting length. The carrying rack is rotatably connected to the four support bars of the support stand and has a cushion mounted securely in the carrying rack.
  • The present invention is foldable. In the folding process, the moving tube of the adjusting assembly moves towards the first connecting bar and through the limiting tube, and the four support bars of the support stand rotate to reduce the height of the carrying rack above the floor. The carrying rack is folded on the support stand to decrease the volume of the present invention for improving the efficiency of transportation and storage.
  • Other objectives, advantages and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a modified rocking chair in accordance with the present invention;
  • FIG. 2 is a perspective view of an adjusting assembly of the modified rocking chair in FIG. 1;
  • FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of the adjusting assembly and a support stand of the modified rocking chair in FIG. 1;
  • FIG. 4 is a side view of the modified rocking chair in FIG. 1;
  • FIG. 5 is an operational side view of the modified rocking chair in FIG. 1; and
  • FIG. 6 is an operational side view of multiple standing bars of the modified rocking chair in FIG. 1.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • With reference to FIGS. 1 to 2, a modified rocking chair in accordance with the present invention comprises a support stand 10, an adjusting assembly 20 and a carrying rack 30.
  • With reference to FIGS. 1 to 3, the support stand 10 has two curved bars 11, four support bars 12, a second connecting bar 13, a first connecting bar 13A, an elongated bar 14, four rotating sleeves 15, and four standing bars 16. The two curved bars 11 are mounted oppositely on two sides of the support stand 10. Each one of the two curved bars 11 has two first U-shaped bases 111, and the two first U-shaped bases 111 are mounted at a spaced interval on the curved bar 11. Each one of the four support bars 12 is rotatably connected to the four first U-shaped bases 111 of the two curved bars 11. In a preferred embodiment, multiple screw bolts are mounted through the four first U-shaped bases 111 and the four support bars 12, and the support bar 12 is rotatable relative to the first U-shaped base 111.
  • The four support bars 12 include two first support bars and two second support bars. The two first support bars are respectively rotatably connected to the two curved bars 11 and face each other. The two second support bars are respectively rotatably connected to the two curved bars 11 and face each other. The second connecting bar 13 is mounted securely between the two curved bars 11. The first connecting bar 13A is mounted securely between the two curved bars 11 and has a second U-shaped base 131A. The second U-shaped base 131A is mounted on a middle surface of the first connecting bar 13A. The two first support bars are disposed behind the two second support bars and disposed toward the first connecting bar 13A. The elongated bar 14 is mounted securely between the two first support bars near the first connecting bar 13A and has a third U-shaped base 141 facing the second U-shaped base 131A of the first connecting bar 13A. The third U-shaped base 141 is mounted on the elongated bar 14. The four rotating sleeves 15 are respectively sleeved around four ends of the two curved bars 11. Each one of the four standing bars 16 is rotatably connected to the corresponding rotating sleeve 15.
  • The adjusting assembly 20 is mounted in the support stand 10 and has a moving tube 21, a limiting tube 22, and a fixing element 213. The moving tube 21 has a pin-joint portion 211 and a cap 214. The pin-joint portion 211 is formed on an end of the moving tube 21 and rotatably mounted in the third U-shaped base 141 of the elongated bar 14 and extends towards the first connecting bar 13A. Two fastening holes 212 are formed through the moving tube 21. An opening is formed through the moving tube 21. The cap 214 is mounted tightly in the opening of the moving tube 21 to prevent the fixing element 213 from escaping from the moving tube 21. The limiting tube 22 is movably mounted around the moving tube 21 and has a curved sheet 222. Two through holes 221 are formed through the limiting tube 22 and communicate with the fastening holes 212 of the moving tube 21. The curved sheet 222 is mounted around an outer surface of the limiting tube 22 and rotatably mounted in the second U-shaped base 131A of the first connecting bar 13, and the limiting tube 22 turns for an angular displacement relative to the first connecting bar 13A.
  • The fixing element 213 is a resilient member and is mounted in the moving tube 21 and has two protruding portions 2131 formed on two ends of the fixing element 213. The two protruding portions 2131 of the fixing element 213 are fastened in the two fastening holes 212 of the moving tube 21 and the two through holes 221 of the limiting tube 22 to selectively secure a relative position between the moving tube 21 and the limiting tube 22.
  • The carrying rack 30 is foldable, is connected to the support stand 10, and has a cushion 31, two grips 32, and four pin-joint bars 33. The cushion 31 is mounted securely in the carrying rack 30. The two grips 32 are mounted at a spaced interval on two opposite sides of the carrying rack 30. The four pin-joint bars 33 are respectively formed on an outer surface of the carrying rack 30. The four pin-joint bars 33 are pivotally connected to the four support bars 12 of the support stand 10. Multiple screw bolts are respectively mounted through the four support bars 12 and securely screwed in the corresponding pin-joint bars 33. Each support bar 12 rotates around the screw bolt and relative to the pin-joint bar 33.
  • With reference to FIGS. 3 and 4, when the present invention is in use, the moving tube 21 and the limiting tube 22 of the adjusting assembly 20 are in a fixed condition relative to each other, and the protruding portions 2131 of the fixing element 213 are fastened through the fastening holes 212 of the moving tube 21 and the through holes 221 of the limiting tube 22. The elongated bar 14, the support bars 12, and the carrying rack 30 are supported by the adjusting assembly 20, so a user can sit on the cushion 31 of the carrying rack 30. With reference to FIG. 5, when the present invention is in a storage condition, the user presses the protruding portions 2131 of the fixing element 213 by fingers, and the two protruding portions 2131 are pressed in the moving tube 21 to release the protruding portions 2131 from fastening the limiting tube 22. So the moving tube 21 can be moved towards the first connecting bar 13A and through the limiting tube 22, which makes the carrying rack 30 and the four support bars 12 rotated downwards and folded to reduce the height difference between the carrying rack 30 and the support stand 20. The present invention is folded to decrease the volume, so the modified rocking chair improves the efficiency of transportation due to the reduction of occupied space in a conveyance. Besides, the modified rocking chair is easily stored in a narrow and elongated space when folded.
  • With reference to FIGS. 4 and 6, the present invention has four standing bars 16. When in use, the four standing bars 16 rotate to abut on the floor to support and prevent the two curved bars 11 from rocking. So the present invention has the function of a stationary chair.
  • In another preferred embodiment, the positions of the adjusting assembly may be altered. For example, the adjusting assembly can be disposed between the first support bars and the second support bars, and the moving tube and the limiting tube are elongated when the present invention is folded.
  • Even though numerous characteristics and advantages of the present invention have been set forth in the foregoing description, together with details of the structure and features of the invention, the disclosure is illustrative only. Changes may be made in the details, especially in matters of shape, size, and arrangement of parts within the principles of the invention to the full extent indicated by the broad general meaning of the terms in which the appended claims are expressed.

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What is claimed is:
1. A modified rocking chair comprising:
a support stand having
two curved bars mounted oppositely on two sides of the support stand;
four support bars including
two first support bars respectively rotatably connected to the two curved bars and facing each other; and
two second support bars respectively rotatably connected to the two curved bars and facing each other;
a first connecting bar connected between the two curved bars; and
an elongated bar mounted securely between the two first support bars;
an adjusting assembly mounted in the support stand and having
a moving tube rotatably mounted on the elongated bar; and
a limiting tube rotatably mounted on the first connecting bar and movably mounted around the moving tube;
a fixing element connected to the moving tube and the limiting tube to selectively secure the moving tube and the limiting tube at a fixed relative position; and
a carrying rack rotatably connected to the four support bars of the support stand and having
a cushion mounted securely in the carrying rack.
2. The modified rocking chair as claimed in claim 1, wherein
the first connecting bar of the support stand has
a second U-shaped base mounted on the first connecting bar;
the elongated bar has
a third U-shaped base mounted on the elongated bar and facing the second U-shaped base of the first connecting bar;
the moving tube of the adjusting assembly has
a pin-joint portion formed on an end of the moving tube and rotatably mounted in the third U-shaped base of the elongated bar; and
the limiting tube of the adjusting assembly has
a curved sheet mounted around an outer surface of the limiting tube and rotatably mounted in the second U-shaped base of the first connecting bar.
3. The modified rocking chair as claimed in claim 1, wherein the support stand further has a second connecting bar mounted securely between the two curved bars.
4. The modified rocking chair as claimed in claim 1, wherein
the moving tube has
two fastening holes formed through the moving tube; and
the limiting tube has
two through holes formed through the limiting tube and communicating with the fastening holes of the moving tube;
the fixing member is a resilient member mounted in the moving tube and having
two protruding portions formed on two ends of the resilient member, respectively fastened in the two fastening holes of the moving tube, and respectively fastened in the two through holes of the limiting tube to secure the moving tube and the limiting tube at a fixed relative position.
5. The modified rocking chair as claimed in claim 4, wherein the moving tube further has an opening and a cap mounted tightly in the opening of the moving tube.
6. The modified rocking chair as claimed in claim 1, wherein
each one of the two curved bars has two first U-shaped bases, and the two first U-shaped bases are mounted at a spaced interval on the curved bar, the four support bars are rotatably connected to the four first U-shaped bases of the two curved bars, and multiple screw bolts are mounted through the four first U-shaped bases and the four support bars.
7. The modified rocking chair as claimed in claim 1, wherein
the carrying rack has four pin-joint bars respectively formed on an outer surface of the carrying rack, the four pin-joint bars are pivotally connected to the four support bars of the support stand, and multiple screw bolts are respectively mounted through the four support bars and securely screwed in the corresponding pin-joint bars.
8. The modified rocking chair as claimed in claim 1, wherein
the carrying rack has two grips mounted at a spaced interval on two opposite sides of the carrying rack.
9. The modified rocking chair as claimed in claim 1, wherein
the support stand has
four rotating sleeves respectively sleeved around four ends of the two curved bars; and
four standing bars respectively and rotatably connected to the four rotating sleeves.
10. The modified rocking chair as claimed in claim 1, wherein the carrying rack is foldable.
11. The modified rocking chair as claimed in claim 1, wherein the two first support bars are disposed behind the two second support bars and are disposed toward the first connecting bar.
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