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Patent 06588034 - Maternity beach chair > Claims

  • 1. A maternity lounge chair comprising:a rectangularly-shaped frame member, said frame member including a first section and a second section, each section having respective first and second ends; a first pair of hinges, said first pair of hinges disposed to connect the second end of said first section to the first end of said second section in abutting relationship; a first pair of collapsible leg members, said first pair of collapsible leg members being pivotally attached to said frame member adjacent the first end of said first section; a second pair of collapsible leg members, said second pair of collapsible leg members being pivotally attached to said frame member adjacent said first pair of hinges; a third pair of collapsible leg members, said third pair of collapsible leg members being pivotally attached to said frame member adjacent said second end of said second section; a cover, said cover being coextensive with said frame member and spanning said frame member whereby to form a planar surface; means for removably fastening said cover to said frame member; a first opening formed through said cover at said second section, said first opening having a periphery and dimensioned to receive a face of a user; a padding positioned on said cover, said padding arranged adjacent a portion of the periphery of said first opening; and a support bar pivotally attached to said frame at said second end of said second section said support bar adapted to support said second section in an inclined position.
    • 2. The maternity lounge chair as recited in claim 1, including a pair of arm rests, said armrests disposed on said frame adjacent said first end of said second section.
      • 3. The maternity lounge chair as recited in claim 2, wherein said means for removably fastening said cover is selected from the group consisting of hook and loop fasteners and ties.
  • 4. A maternity lounge chair comprising:a rectangularly-shaped frame member, said frame member including a first section and a second section, each section having respective first and second ends; a first pair of hinges, said first pair of hinges disposed to connect the second end of said first section to the first end of said second section in abutting relationship; a first pair of collapsible leg members, said first pair of collapsible leg members being pivotally attached to said frame member adjacent the first end of said first section; a second pair of collapsible leg members, said second pair of collapsible leg members being pivotally attached to said frame member adjacent said first pair of hinges; a third pair of collapsible leg members, said third pair of collapsible leg members being pivotally attached to said frame member adjacent said second end of said second section; a cover, said cover being coextensive with said frame member and spanning said frame member whereby to form a planar surface; means for removably fastening said cover to said frame member; a first opening formed through said cover at said second section, said first opening having a periphery and dimensioned to receive a face of a user; a padding positioned on said cover, said padding arranged adjacent a portion of the periphery of said first opening; second opening formed through said cover at said first section, said second opening having a periphery and dimensioned to receive an abdominal area of a user; a support pouch spanning said second opening and attached along the periphery of said second opening; and a support bar pivotally attached to said frame at said second end of said second section said support bar adapted to support said second section in an inclined position.
    • 5. The maternity lounge chair as recited in claim 4, including a pair of arm rests, said armrests disposed on said frame adjacent said first end of said second section.
      • 6. The maternity lounge chair as recited in claim 5, including an auxiliary cover, said auxiliary cover adapted to be disposed to cover said second opening; andsecond means for removably fastening said auxiliary cover to said frame member.
        • 7. The maternity lounge chair as recited in claim 6, wherein said means for removably fastening said cover is selected from the group consisting of hook and loop fasteners and ties.
          • 8. The maternity beach chair as recited in claim 7, wherein said second means for removably fastening said auxiliary cover is selected from the group consisting of hook and loop fasteners and ties.
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