Patents Assigned to Kids II, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190357697
    Abstract: Sensory outputs are synchronized to input tempos for providing soothing and other effects for children and other persons. In example embodiments, juvenile products such as rockers and swings have motors that are controlled to produce an oscillatory motion with an adaptive tempo that is synchronized to rhythmic inputs such as a parent's heartbeat. In other example embodiments, juvenile products such as music players are controlled to output signals to play songs via speakers with an adaptive tempo that is synchronized to rhythmic inputs such as an infant's respiratory rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan ZUFI, Scott WELLS, Alan HIGHTOWER
  • Publication number: 20190335702
    Abstract: A dynamic hinge mechanism that connects frame elements of a foldable apparatus such as for example a children's play-yard or other folding containment or structure, including an elastic element that applies a biasing force to assist in erecting the apparatus from a folded configuration to an expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: David THRIFT, Bradford Joseph ROGERS, Keena HOLLEY, ErJui WANG, Franco LODATO, Andy LOGAN
  • Patent number: 10463170
    Abstract: A collapsible play yard including a structural support frame, a liner attached to the frame and one or more folding systems. The structural support frame includes an upper frame and a plurality of leg members. The proximal end of each leg member attaches to the upper frame member which is the single point of contact between the leg member and the remainder of the frame. The collapsible play yard can include a first folding system to shorten the width of the play yard and a second folding system to shorten the height of the play yard. Each folding system can be folded and unfolded independent of the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. Lange, Chaitanya Tadipatri, Thomas M. Perrin
  • Publication number: 20190328151
    Abstract: A frame is configured to rest on a support surface and an infant-receiving receptacle is supported above the support surface by the frame. The infant-receiving receptacle includes a bottom/floor panel forming a bed for the child to sleep upon and a peripheral sidewall surrounding the bottom panel and extending between the bottom panel and the frame. The bassinet includes a depth-adjustment mechanism that enables a caregiver to selectively adjust the depth of the infant-receiving receptacle by raising or lowering the bottom panel of the infant-receiving receptacle. Various embodiments can also include wheels, rollers, or other mechanisms for rolling, sliding, or gliding the bassinet across the support surface. Some embodiments include a height-adjustment mechanism, downward-recessed front wall, longitudinal-axis folding canopy, inverted-eggcrate bed pad, and/or base-positioned foot rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventor: Jacob SCLARE
  • Patent number: 10442451
    Abstract: A mobile child support and entertainment device includes a base panel having roller elements for rolling support along a support surface, an upper support body having a seat positioned generally centrally therein for receiving a child, and at least one support leg extending between the base panel and the upper support body. The device allows a caregiver to move the child in the device from location to location, and provides entertainment and activity for the child. Embodiments of the device are configured for ease of maneuverability and access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Burns, Jacob Sclare
  • Publication number: 20190274448
    Abstract: A child support device (200) includes a seat (204) and a panel (208) included in or adjacent to the seat. The panel includes a first panel portion (212) including a panel edge (216) defining a panel opening. The first panel portion has a first heat transfer coefficient. A location of the panel opening corresponds to a heat transfer region in which an expected heat received from a child in the seat is greater than a heat reception threshold, A second panel portion is in the panel opening and attached to the panel edge. The second panel portion includes a layered mesh having a second heat transfer coefficient greater than the first heat transfer coefficient and greater than a threshold heat transfer coefficient at which a temperature of the second panel portion while receiving the expected heat is greater than a room temperature by less than a threshold difference, wherein the threshold difference is at most five degrees Fahrenheit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Heather TOOTELL, Casey HARRIS, Stephen BURNS, Eric LANGE
  • Patent number: 10383455
    Abstract: A frame is configured to rest on a support surface and an infant-receiving receptacle is supported above the support surface by the frame. The infant-receiving receptacle includes a bottom/floor panel forming a bed for the child to sleep upon and a peripheral sidewall surrounding the bottom panel and extending between the bottom panel and the frame. The bassinet includes a depth-adjustment mechanism that enables a caregiver to selectively adjust the depth of the infant-receiving receptacle by raising or lowering the bottom panel of the infant-receiving receptacle. Various embodiments can also include wheels, rollers, or other mechanisms for rolling, sliding, or gliding the bassinet across the support surface. Some embodiments include a height-adjustment mechanism, downward-recessed front wall, longitudinal-axis folding canopy, inverted-eggcrate bed pad, and/or base-positioned foot rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventor: Jacob Sclare
  • Publication number: 20190216230
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a convertible children's high chair. According to various embodiments, the convertible high chair generally comprises a first child seat supported above a floor by a high chair frame, and a second child seat configured for being removably coupled to first child seat. The second child seat is configured such that, when detached from the high chair's first child seat, it can be used apart from the high chair as a booster seat (e.g., secured to the seating surface of a standard chair or another support surface). In certain embodiments, the second child seat includes a base surface configured to stably support the second child seat on a separate support surface (e.g., without the need to be attached to or mounted on a separate base or support member).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Jessica KOSTYNIAK, Jacob SCLARE, Daniel CORSO
  • Publication number: 20190212843
    Abstract: A children's toy with capacitive touch interactivity. The children's toy generally includes a user input overlay panel and one or more capacitive touch sensors. The overlay panel may be formed from a capacitive touch conductive natural organic material such as wood. The toy can be shaped and ornamented to resemble a musical instrument, and configured to play music in response to user input applied to the user input overlay panel and sensed by the capacitive touch sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Bradford REESE, Henrik JOHANSSON, Adam SHILLITO, Tsz Kin HO, Neil NI, Chun Chung YEUNG, Qi HE
  • Patent number: 10342362
    Abstract: A play yard for children, including a rigid support frame and a removable, flexible liner. The frame includes one or more fasteners configured to engage the liner in order to form a bounded play yard space. By securing the liner to the frame via the fasteners, a user is able to easily secure the liner to the frame for use and remove the liner from the frame for washing or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Zhang Xing Rong, Stephen R. Burns
  • Patent number: 10299607
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a convertible children's high chair. According to various embodiments, the convertible high chair generally comprises a first child seat supported above a floor by a high chair frame, and a second child seat configured for being removably coupled to first child seat. The second child seat is configured such that, when detached from the high chair's first child seat, it can be used apart from the high chair as a booster seat (e.g., secured to the seating surface of a standard chair or another support surface). In certain embodiments, the second child seat includes a base surface configured to stably support the second child seat on a separate support surface (e.g., without the need to be attached to or mounted on a separate base or support member).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Jessica Kostyniak, Jacob Sclare, Daniel Corso
  • Patent number: 10278515
    Abstract: An adjustable bouncing frame for a child support device including a support frame coupled between a base portion and a child seat platform of the child support device. The support frame is configured to support the child seat platform a distance above the base portion which rests on a support surface. The adjustable bouncing frame generally includes at least one support member that is slidingly coupled to the child support device at a first end. Lateral movement of the first end of the support member can adjust the height of the child seat platform relative to the base. The frame can also include a resilient member that allows for reciprocal lateral motion of the first end of the support member which results in an up-and-down bouncing motion of the child seat platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Mendes, Stephen R. Burns
  • Patent number: 10278513
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a convertible children's high chair. According to various embodiments, the convertible high chair generally comprises a first child seat supported above a floor by a high chair frame, and a second child seat configured for being removably coupled to first child seat. The second child seat is configured such that, when detached from the high chair's first child seat, it can be used apart from the high chair as a booster seat (e.g., secured to the seating surface of a standard chair or another support surface). In certain embodiments, the second child seat includes a base surface configured to stably support the second child seat on a separate support surface (e.g., without the need to be attached to or mounted on a separate base or support member).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Jessica Kostyniak, Jacob Sclare, Daniel Corso
  • Patent number: 10244872
    Abstract: A child support device is provided with a height that is easily adjustable. The child support device includes a seat assembly suspended from at least one upright frame member extending above the seat assembly by at least one support member. The upright frame member includes a cap through which the support member is threaded. The height of the seat assembly is vertically adjustable by repositioning engagement of the support member with the at least one upright frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: John Matthew Thomson, Yuk Tong Poon, Stephen R. Burns
  • Publication number: 20190059609
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a convertible children's high chair. According to various embodiments, the convertible high chair generally includes a first child seat supported above a floor by a high chair frame, and a second child seat configured for being removably coupled to the first child seat. The second child seat is configured such that, when detached from the high chair's first child seat, it can be used as a booster seat. In certain embodiments, the second child seat includes a base surface configured to stably support the second child seat on a separate support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob SCLARE, Chaitanya TADIPATRI
  • Patent number: 10206518
    Abstract: A compact jumper for an infant or young child. The compact jumper includes a support frame, at least one resilient member, and a child-receiving apparatus. The support frame is configured for resting on a support surface and the at least one resilient member is coupled to a portion of the support frame. The child-receiving apparatus is supported by the at least one resilient member, with a collar mounting the resilient member to the child-receiving apparatus, and is guided by a portion of the support frame. The child-receiving apparatus is movable with respect to the support surface as the child moves and jumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Burns, Alex Soriano, Blake D. Pomeroy, Cary Costello
  • Patent number: D843492
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventor: Sarah Rose Brand
  • Patent number: D859861
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventor: Avelina Kapanzhi
  • Patent number: D859862
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventor: Avelina Kapanzhi
  • Patent number: D860327
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventor: Sarah Brand