Patents Assigned to Britax Romer Kindersicherheit GmbH
  • Patent number: 11332049
    Abstract: The invention relates to a child safety seat (100) comprising an integral harness belt (106) for restraining a child in the child safety seat (100), a deflector (102) for the harness belt (106), an elastic mechanism (104) adapted for forcing the deflector (102) from a first position (114) to a second position (112), the harness belt (106) being guided by the deflector (102), wherein due to the guidance by the deflector (102) the harness belt (106) length available for buckling in the child is shorter in the second position (112) than in the first position (114), a latch mechanism transferable between a blocking position and a release position, the latch mechanism being adapted for blocking in the blocking position the deflector (102) against a movement toward the second position (112) and for releasing in the release position the deflector (102) for a movement induced by the forcing toward the second position (112), a release mechanism adapted for transferring the latch mechanism from the blocking position to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Britax Romer Kindersicherheit GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Frank, Janis Conrad
  • Patent number: 11312271
    Abstract: The invention relates to a child safety seat (100) comprising at least a first (104), a second (104) and a third locking mechanism (106) each being adapted for releasably locking the seat (100) to a vehicle at a respective anchorage point, wherein the anchorage points of the first locking mechanism (104) and the second locking mechanism (104) are arranged on a line, the anchorage point of the third locking mechanism (106) being spaced apart from the line a seat surface (101) of the seat (100), the seat surface (101) providing a sitting area of the seat (100), the third locking mechanism (106) being adjustable in height relative to the seat surface (101) and a coupling member (202), the third locking mechanism (106) being secured to the seat (100) via the coupling member (202), the coupling member (202) being height adjustable to enable the height adjustability of the third locking mechanism (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Britax Romer Kindersicherheit GmbH
    Inventors: Farid Bendjellal, Michael Fürstenberg
  • Patent number: 11273735
    Abstract: The invention relates to a child safety seat adapted to be secured with a safety belt of a vehicle, comprising a seat shell for receiving a child; and a seat base for being placed on a seat of the vehicle. The seat base comprises a base member coupled to the seat shell; a pivoting component connected pivotably to the base member; and an engaging member configured to engage with the safety belt of the vehicle, wherein the engaging member is coupled to the pivoting component such that a movement of the engaging member in a certain direction relative to the base member causes the pivoting component to pivot away from the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Britax Römer Kindersicherheit GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Kaiser
  • Patent number: 11247588
    Abstract: A newborn insert for a child safety seat may include an accommodation region for a child, and an energy-transferring element. The energy-transferring element may include an inherently stable component, and may be arranged laterally at the accommodation region such that the energy-transferring element is positioned at the child's shoulder height when the child is placed in the accommodation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Kaiser
  • Patent number: 11186209
    Abstract: The invention relates to a child safety seat (100) comprising a seat base (102) and a seat back (104), the child safety seat (100) being convertible between a backless booster configuration and a highback booster configuration, in the backless booster configuration a first side (106) of the seat back (104) providing the sitting area (114) of the seat and a second side (108) of the seat back (104) being opposite to the seat base (102), the first side (106) being opposite to the second side (108), in the highback booster configuration the seat base (102) providing the sitting area (114) of the seat and the second side of the seat back (104) providing a back rest of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BRITAX ROMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Häußler, Michael Fürstenberg
  • Patent number: 11084402
    Abstract: An extendible protective element for use in a child safety seat is disclosed. The extendible protective element comprises a first thread component comprising a first external thread and a first internal thread, and a second thread component comprising a second external thread, wherein the first thread component is rotatably connected to the second thread component via the first internal thread of the first thread component and the second external thread of the second thread component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Britax Romer Kindersicherheit GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schmitz, Richard Henseler, Florian Berg
  • Patent number: 10899252
    Abstract: The invention relates to a child safety seat (100) adapted to be secured with a safety belt (40) of a vehicle, comprising a seat shell (20) for receiving a child; and a seat base (10) for being placed on a seat of the vehicle. The seat base (10) comprises a base member (1) coupled to the seat shell (20); a pivoting component (2) connected pivotably to the base member (1); and an engaging member (3) configured to engage with the safety belt (40) of the vehicle, wherein the engaging member (3) is coupled to the pivoting component (2) such that a movement of the engaging member (3) in a certain direction relative to the base member (1) causes the pivoting component (2) to pivot away from the base member (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Britax Römer Kindersicherheit GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10780800
    Abstract: A seat base, for a child safety seat, adapted to be secured with a safety belt of a vehicle, includes a base member configured to be placed on a seat of the vehicle, and a positioning element rigidly attached to the base member. The positioning element extends vertically from the base member. The positioning element an engaging member adapted to engage with the safety belt. The engaging member is coupled to the positioning element above the upper surface of the base member at a distance, and the engaging member is kept by the positioning element at the distance from the base member. A child safety seat including such a seat base is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10766384
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a base having an attachment point, and a shell having a guiding element mounted on an upper portion of the shell. The child safety seat additionally includes a top tether connected to the attachment point of the base, and the guiding element is configured to abut against and slidably support the top tether when the top tether is secured to an anchoring point of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Britax Römer Kindersicherheit GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schmitz, Richard Henseler
  • Patent number: 10737594
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foot prop adapted to be attached to a child safety seat, comprising an elongate component, comprising an upper portion and a lower portion, wherein the lower portion is slidable relative to the upper portion in longitudinal direction of the elongate component. The foot prop is configured such that a force applied in the longitudinal direction causes the lower portion to automatically move away from the upper portion whenever the force exceeds a predetermined threshold, so that the length of the elongate component is increased; and the foot prop is configured such that the lower and the upper portion are releasably blocked against relative movement towards one another. The invention further relates to a seat base and a child safety seat comprising a foot prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Britax Römer Kindersicherheit GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Böhm, Martin Haas
  • Patent number: 10632871
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat shell, a headrest, a guiding component, slidably coupled to the seat shell, for guiding a strap of an integral harness system, and an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the height of the headrest. The adjustment mechanism includes a coupling element which is configured to be placed in a first and a second configuration, and, when placed in the first configuration, the coupling element couples the headrest with the guiding component such as to allow for movement of the headrest together with the guiding component relative to the seat shell. When placed in the second configuration, the coupling element couples the seat shell with the guiding component to prevent the guiding component from movement relative to the seat shell and to allow for movement of the headrest relative to the seat shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schmitz, Richard Henseler
  • Patent number: 10081274
    Abstract: The child safety seat (1) for use in a vehicle in accordance with the invention comprises a seat member (3) configured to hold a child (2), a base member (4) adapted to be attached to a seat (15) of the vehicle, and a deformable energy absorbing element (20), wherein the seat member (3) is slidably mounted to the base member (4) in such a way that the seat member (3) is displaceable from an initial position to a shifted position by sliding the seat member (3) relative to the base member (4) and in such a way that crash-induced inertial forces acting on the child safety seat (1) during a frontal collision of the vehicle tend to slide the seat member (3) from the initial position to the shifted position, wherein the deformable energy absorbing element (20) is arranged to be deformed when the seat member (3) is slid from the initial position to the shifted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventors: Richard Frank, Iain Powell, Farid Bendjellal
  • Patent number: 9908444
    Abstract: The child safety seat for a vehicle in accordance with the invention comprises an outer shell enclosing a seating area for a child and a protective element. The protective element comprises a housing component and an impact component, wherein the housing component is embedded into the outer shell and the impact component is mounted to the housing component, is configured to be enclosed at least partially by the housing component, and is configured to protrude laterally from the outer shell in a direction facing away from the seating area. Preferably, the housing component or the impact component comprises a deformable region adapted to cushion forces impacting on the impact component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Haas, Richard Frank, Richard Henseler
  • Patent number: 9878642
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a safety belt clip (1) that is adapted to be coupled to a seat base (110) of a child safety seat (100) and to engage with a lap portion (10a) of a safety belt (10). The safety belt clip (1) comprises a guiding element (2) comprising an engaging element (2a) and a positioning component (2b). The positioning component (2b) is adapted to position the engaging element (2a) at a distance from the seat base (110) and the engaging element (2a) is adapted to engage with the lap portion (10a) of the safety belt (10). Furthermore, the guiding element (2) is configured to drive the lap portion (10a) of the safety belt (10) towards the pelvic region (230) of an occupant (200) secured in the child safety seat (100) with the safety belt (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventors: Richard Frank, Martin Haas, Thorsten Scheffold
  • Patent number: 9694783
    Abstract: The child safety seat for transporting a child in a vehicle is configured for the child to be secured to the child safety seat with a safety belt of the vehicle, and is characterized in that the child safety seat comprises a belt pad which is adapted to be arranged on the safety belt. The belt pad of the child safety seat preferably comprises a lower component and an upper component, wherein the lower component is configured to be positioned between the safety belt and the child when the child is seated in the child safety seat and is secured in the child safety seat with the safety belt, and wherein the upper component is configured to be positioned on the side of the safety belt opposite to the side the lower component is positioned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Haas, Richard Henseler, Michael Grohspietsch, Michael Blum
  • Patent number: 9415707
    Abstract: An adjusting mechanism for a height adjustable headrest of a child safety seat includes an actuator and a locking device. The child safety seat includes a seat shell and a headrest. The headrest is slidably mounted to the seat shell for up-and-down movement. The locking device is configured to releasably lock the headrest at a selected height. The actuator is configured to allow the locking device to be released by actuation of the actuator, thus allowing the height of the headrest to be adjusted. The actuator is positioned between the headrest and the seat shell and is configured to project above the headrest. The locking device includes a first component mounted to the seat shell and a second component mounted to the headrest. The second component is configured to releasably engage with the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Böhm
  • Patent number: 9278666
    Abstract: The object to provide a child safety seat for a vehicle with a harness that can be tightened and clamped at a predetermined tension is solved by the child safety seat for a vehicle according to the invention with a harness for restraining a passenger in said seat, whereas said harness is to be tightened and clamped at a predetermined tension when in use and at least one adjuster strap of said harness is guided through a spring loaded element enabled to maintain the predetermined tension in the at least one adjuster strap of said harness and whereas that adjuster strap runs then through a clamping device to avoid slip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventor: Gavin Paul Leese
  • Patent number: 9211817
    Abstract: The object to provide a user-friendly handling for the adjustment of the height of components, in particular head rests is solved by the device for height adjustment of a component of a seat in accordance with the invention which consists of a carrier element carrying the component, a locking element designed and arranged to prohibit height adjustability in a first position and to permit height adjustability in a second position, wherein the locking element is connected with an adjusting element via a motion link, and the adjusting element is pulled upward by pulling means so as to transfer the locking element from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventor: Gavin Paul Leese
  • Patent number: 9187059
    Abstract: The object to provide a child safety seat with which the user is able to restrain and fasten a child in a child safety seat in a optimal way is solved by the child safety seat with the five point harness according to the invention comprises a two tongue buckle, whereby the two tongue buckle comprises guiding means through which webbing is guided and the webbing comprises stopping means to allow a predetermined length of webbing to run through the guiding means and retracting means operatively connected to at least one part of the webbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventors: Iain Powell, David Shaun Carine
  • Patent number: D743243
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventors: Julia Strunk, Martin Haas, Richard Henseler