Patents by Inventor Andrew Mendenhall

Andrew Mendenhall has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20040198518
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a playyard top rail includes a left rail and a right rail mounted to pivot about a pivot axis relative to the right rail. The playyard top rail further includes a rail lock associated with the left and right rails. The rail lock is configured to lock the right rail to the left rail upon movement of the left and right rails to an in-line erected position and movement of the rail lock in a first direction along the pivot axis to a rail-locking position. Once the rail lock is moved in an opposite second direction along the pivot axis to a rail-releasing position, the left and right rails are free to pivot relative to one another about the pivot axis to assume a side-by-side collapsed position. An extensible cord is coupled at one end to the left rail and at another end to the right rail and supported in the middle on a lock housing containing the rail lock to define a bowed fabric support overlying a portion of the left and right rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Andrew Mendenhall, Michael C. Dorsey, Jason S. Andrews, James M. Kain, Richard Glover
  • Publication number: 20030218306
    Abstract: A juvenile stroller includes a stroller frame having an armrest. A saddlebag container includes a thermally insulated case and a connector coupled to the armrest to anchor the thermally insulated case to the armrest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventors: Keith Dixon, Edmund M. Apperson, Paul T. Zink, Andrew Mendenhall
  • Publication number: 20020109321
    Abstract: A juvenile stroller includes a stroller frame including a push handle and a thermally insulated container carried on the push handle. In some embodiments, the thermally insulated container is suspended from a console tray mounted on a pair of tubular handle arms included in the push handle. In other embodiments, the thermally insulated container is coupled to a lid frame mounted on the tubular handle arms and a lid is coupled to the lid frame to open and close a top opening into the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Nancy J. Rasche
  • Publication number: 20020093160
    Abstract: A juvenile stroller includes a stroller frame and a cooler configured to store items in a cooled environment. The cooler is attachable to and detachable from a basket support frame included in the stroller frame. Clips included in the cooler can be coupled to anchor mounts on the basket support frame to support the cooler in a traveling position alongside the rear wall of a storage basket coupled to the basket support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventor: Andrew Mendenhall
  • Publication number: 20020093159
    Abstract: A stroller includes a frame, a seat coupled to the frame, wheels coupled to the frame, and a container including a thermally insulated storage region. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the container is situated below the seat. The container is coupled to the frame. The container provides an internal storage region and includes side walls. At least one of the side walls including an access panel movable between an orientation to permit access to the storage region and an orientation to restrict access to the storage region. In another embodiment, the container is movable between a first orientation attached to the stroller and a second orientation detached from the stroller. The container is oriented in an opening provided by the frame when the container is in the first orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink
  • Publication number: 20020093178
    Abstract: A juvenile stroller includes a foldable stroller frame and a foldable container coupled to the stroller frame and configured to fold as the stroller frame is folded and unfold as the stroller frame is unfolded. The container is located under a seat coupled to the stroller frame. A front half of the container is coupled to front leg members included in the stroller frame and a rear half of the container is coupled to rear leg members included in the stroller frame. The rear half is coupled to the front half to pivot about a pivot axis relative to the front half during folding and unfolding of the stroller frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink
  • Publication number: 20020093157
    Abstract: A stroller includes a frame, a seat supported by the frame, and a container selectively coupled to the frame. In one embodiment the container is a thermally insulated container. In another embodiment the container provides an insulated storage region and is slidable into an opening in a front portion of the stroller frame. In yet another embodiment the frame includes left and right frame members spaced apart to define a space therebetween, and the container includes a lid positioned below and forward of the seat when the container is attached to the stroller and in the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink
  • Publication number: 20020093158
    Abstract: A juvenile stroller includes a stroller frame and a cooler configured to store items in a cooled environment. The cooler is attachable to and detachable from a basket support frame included in the stroller frame. In one embodiment, the cooler hangs behind a storage basket coupled to the basket support frame. In other embodiments, the cooler is located in a cavity provided in the storage basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink
  • Publication number: 20020036416
    Abstract: An accessory tray includes a first tray portion and a second tray portion adapted to be coupled to and decoupled from the first tray portion. A third tray portion can also be provided for coupling to and decoupling from the first tray portion. The accessory tray is adapted to couple to a high chair tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Inventors: Andrew Mendenhall, Michael C. Dorsey, Dennis M. Turner
  • Patent number: 6361105
    Abstract: A chair includes a chair arm (20) coupled to a frame (22, 28) and a cup holder (24) mounted to chair arm (20) for movement between a retracted position lying underneath chair arm (20) to an opened position lying away from the underside of chair arm (20) to hold a cup (26) therein. Cup holder (24) includes first and second arms (40, 42) mounted for pivotable movement about a pivot axis (44) relative to chair arm (20) and one another. When moved to the opened position, first and second arms (40, 42) cooperate to define a circular cup-receiving opening therebetween. Cup holder (24) also includes an interlock (90) to guide relative movement of first and second arms (40, 42) as those arms are moved between retracted and opened positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Timothy D. Holtke, Andrew Mendenhall
  • Patent number: 6298793
    Abstract: An accessory tray, and particularly to an accessory tray configured to hold items associated with feeding young children is provided. More particularly, an accessory tray for use with a juvenile high chair is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Nancy Rasche, Andrew Mendenhall
  • Patent number: D438723
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew Mendenhall, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Patent number: D438734
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Cosco Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew Mendenhall, Nancy Rasche
  • Patent number: D439069
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew Mendenhall, Nancy Rasche
  • Patent number: D439070
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew Mendenhall, Nancy Rasche
  • Patent number: D439452
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew Mendenhall, Nancy Rasche
  • Patent number: D465440
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Evenflo Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Ventrola, Andrew Mendenhall, Jason Andrews
  • Patent number: D434252
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew Mendenhall, Nancy Rasche
  • Patent number: D434253
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew Mendenhall, Nancy Rasche
  • Patent number: D435176
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Turner, Andrew Mendenhall, Nancy Rasche