Dorel Industries. has filed a patent for a foldable chair with a unique design allowing for easy transition between expanded-use and collapsed-storage modes. The chair features front and rear leg units, a seat bottom with pivotable movement, and mover means for driving the rear-leg unit for efficient folding and unfolding. GlobalData’s report on Dorel Industries gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Dorel Industries, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Dorel Industries's grant share as of January 2024 was 77%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Foldable chair with adjustable seat and storage mode

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Dorel Industries Inc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20230363539A1) describes a foldable chair with innovative features that allow for easy folding and unfolding. The chair includes a front-leg unit with a seat back and front leg, a seat bottom that pivots relative to the seat back, and a rear-leg unit mounted on the front-leg unit. The rear-leg unit moves in response to the seat bottom's movement, transitioning the chair between an expanded-use mode and a collapsed-storage mode. The design ensures the seat bottom is supported either horizontally or vertically while maintaining specific gaps between components to prevent pinching.

Furthermore, the rear-leg unit includes a rear leg with segments, a rear-leg offset, and a rear-leg driver mechanism for controlled movement. The seat bottom's pivot axle and connecting rod ensure smooth operation, with specific gaps maintained to prevent finger pinching during adjustment. The innovative design of the foldable chair allows for easy transformation between modes while prioritizing user safety and comfort. The patent application showcases a unique approach to foldable chair design, emphasizing functionality and user experience.

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