The Shady Breeze is not only functional, it's totally unique. Our team worked very hard to present the US Patent Office a comprehensive filing that would distinguish The Shady Breeze as the first and only outdoor chair with a folding canopy that has an integrated 2-speed fan. After a comprehensive review, The Shady Breeze was awarded a patent for its design and functionality. Below are the official drawings submitted to the US Patent Office (USPO). The USPO was sufficiently convinced that this invention deserved patent protection and consequently issued a patent number 9,101,222.