Title:
Face down attachment for lounge chair
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A face down attachment for chaise lounge chairs replaces several existing slats on the chairs, which are removed. The attachment is affixed to the chair rails in place of the slats with clips, for example. The attachment has a face hole, a padded face support and a covering sheet, which closes the face hole when use of the hole is not desired.



Inventors:
Friedman, Bart (Howell, NJ, US)
Gatto, Patrick J. (Long Branch, NJ, US)
Application Number:
11/402783
Publication Date:
10/19/2006
Filing Date:
04/12/2006
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
5/110
International Classes:
A47G9/00
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Primary Examiner:
LIU, JONATHAN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROBERT M. SKOLNIK (West Long Branch, NJ, US)
Claims:
We claim:

1. A face down attachment for chaise lounge chairs comprising: a plurality of slats attached together; a face hole formed centrally in said slats; a padded face support attached to said slats surrounding a portion of said face hole; a cover sheet attached to said slats for removeably covering said face hole; and attachment means connected to said slats for attaching said slats to the rails of a chaise lounge chair.

2. The face down attachment of claim 1 wherein said attachment means are at least two clips.

3. The face down attachment of claim 1 wherein said attachment means includes bent end portions of at least two of said slats.

4. An attachment for a slat type chaise lounge chair: a plurality of slats attached together; an aperture therein to receive a person's face; soft supports surrounding said aperture to support the face; a cover attached in proximity to the aperture to close same to permit closing of the aperture when not in use; at least two of said slats having extended end portions; clip means for attaching said end portions to said chair rails; the attachment being be substituted for existing slats in said lounge chair by removing same.

5. A face down attachment for slat type chaise lounge chairs comprising: a plurality of slats attached together; a face hole formed centrally in said slats; and attachment means connected to said slats for attaching said slats to the rails of said chaise lounge chair, said attachment being substituted for existing slats in said chaise lounge chair by removing same.

Description:

Applicants claim priority of US Provisional Patent Application 60/671,560, filed Apr. 15, 2005.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is a face down attachment for chaise lounge chairs. The attachment replaces several existing slats on the chairs, which are removed. The attachment is affixed to the chair rails in place of the slats with clips, for example. The attachment has a face hole, a padded face support and a covering sheet, which closes the face hole when use of the hole is not desired.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE RELATED ART

The present invention is an attachment for a slat type chaise lounge chair having an aperture therein to receive a person's face with soft supports surrounding the aperture to support the face and a cover attached in proximity to the aperture to close same to permit closing of the face support. The attachment will be substituted for existing slats in the lounge chair by removing same. The attachment has extended end portions for attaching it to the chair rails with clips. Prior art related devices are described below.

4,606,086Rowland
4,891,854Finkelstein
5,222,779Johnson
D352,635Yoder
5,829,080Robillard, et al
5,926,871Howard
5,950,259Boggs
6,042,184Kofoed
6,068,342Mariani, et al.

Rowland shows a chaise with a face hole. The size of the hole is adjustable by pulling strap 10. Finkelstein shows a padded face support mounted on a frame, which supports the padded support above the face hole. Johnson, FIG. 5, shows a cover for a lounge face hole. The cover has the same hole configuration and fits over the face hole. Yoder shows a padded face support removably affixed to a chaise around the face hole. Robillard, et al. disclose a padded head support for a lounge chair. Howard shows a tanning cot with a portion of the face hole covered by a positionally adjustable head support. Boggs shows a flap for covering and uncovering the face hole of a chaise lounge. Kofoed shows an attachment having a face hole in a base. The base is held between a person's body and the chaise material to provide the face and head support. Mariani, et al. FIG. 5, shows a head section with padded support attached by straps to the sides of the chair.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a front view of the attachment of our invention;

FIG. 2 is a back view of the attachment; and

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the attachment and its placement on a chaise lounge chair.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

FIG. 1 is a front view of the attachment. In FIG. 1, a plurality of slats 5-10 are attached together by adhesive or mechanical connection. A face hole 12 is formed centrally in the slats. Bent extensions of the top slat 9 and the bottom slat 10 are used to support the attachment on the rails of the lounge chair as shown in FIG. 3. These extensions are designated 2, 3 for slat 9 and 1, 4 for slat 10. A removable padded face support 11 is located around the rim of the face hole 12. The face support is attached to a support portion 13, which is supported over the top of the slat 9. As shown in FIGS. 2-3, a covering sheet 14 is affixed at one end to the support portion 13. When the face support is not in use, the sheet 14 is flipped up and over the top of the face support to cover the face hole 12.

FIG. 3 shows a slatted chaise lounge chair 16. The attachment of the invention replaces several slats in the existing chair. Clips 15 hold the attachment in place against the rails of the existing chair using extended portions 1-4. It is to be noted that the spacing and aesthetic appearance of the slats in the attachment may match the spacing and appearance of the existing slats in the lounge chair, as desired.

Further modifications to the methods and apparatus of the invention may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.





 
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