Patents by Inventor Curtis M. Hartenstine

Curtis M. Hartenstine 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: 20200238863
    Abstract: A support base for a child safety seat includes a shell, a belt clamp, a latching mechanism and a belt retaining structure. The shell is adapted to receive a child seat thereon, and has a panel at an end thereof. The belt clamp is pivotally connected with the shell and is disposed adjacent to the panel, the panel rising above the belt clamp, the belt clamp being operable to clamp a lap belt portion of a vehicle safety belt adjacent to a surface of the shell. The latching mechanism is operable to lock the belt clamp in a clamping state. The belt retaining structure is provided on the panel, and is configured to hold a shoulder belt portion of a vehicle safety belt adjacent to the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Robert Scott ANDERSON, Curtis M. HARTENSTINE, Patrick J.G. BOWERS
  • Patent number: 10723245
    Abstract: A support base for a child safety seat includes a shell, a belt clamp, a latching mechanism and a belt retaining structure. The shell is adapted to receive a child seat thereon, and has a panel at an end thereof. The belt clamp is pivotally connected with the shell and is disposed adjacent to the panel, the panel rising above the belt clamp, the belt clamp being operable to clamp a lap belt portion of a vehicle safety belt adjacent to a surface of the shell. The latching mechanism is operable to lock the belt clamp in a clamping state. The belt retaining structure is provided on the panel, and is configured to hold a shoulder belt portion of a vehicle safety belt adjacent to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Robert Scott Anderson, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Patrick J. G. Bowers
  • Publication number: 20200216106
    Abstract: A foldable car seat carriage includes a frame unit and an engagement unit. The frame unit includes two leg frames. Each of the leg frames includes two legs pivotable relative to each other, and a driving mechanism. The driving mechanism has opposite ends connected pivotally to the legs at first and second intersections. The engagement unit includes two bayonets. Each of the bayonets has a linking portion connected pivotally to the driving mechanism of a respective one of the leg frames. For each of the leg frames, change of a distance between the first and second intersections of the driving mechanism and the legs during pivot action of the legs converts a position of the engagement unit relative to the legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Curtis M. HARTENSTINE, Andrew MA
  • Patent number: 10674834
    Abstract: A play yard assembly with positioning and securing features for lift off devices is provided. A top rail of a main frame of the play yard assembly has a coupling portion with a crushed cross section where a first engaging piece with alignment feature is provided thereto. The lift off device has a second engaging piece utilized for aligning with the first engaging piece, so at to install the lift off device at the designated location along the top rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Daniel A. Sack, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 10589643
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat base and a belt-positioning seat. The seat base has a bottom surface suitable for placement on a vehicle seat, and two armrests protruding upward from an upper surface of the seat base. The belt-positioning seat is installable in a receiving region of the seat base between the two armrests and removable therefrom for independent use, the belt-positioning seat including a seat body having a bottom surface adapted to be placed on a vehicle seat, and a belt guide connected with the seat body, the belt guide having a deployed position protruding upward from the seat body and a storage position stowed in a storage cavity in the seat body, the belt-positioning seat being placed in the receiving region of the seat base with the belt guide in the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Daniel A. Sack, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Ryan N. Miller, John Huntley
  • Publication number: 20200077807
    Abstract: A playpen includes an upper frame assembly including a corner joining part, a standing leg pivotally connected with the corner joining part, the standing leg being rotatable relative to the corner joining part between a folded position where the standing leg is folded toward the upper frame assembly and an unfolded position where the standing leg is deployed for providing standing support on a floor surface, and a locking mechanism disposed adjacent to the corner joining part, the locking mechanism having a latch operable to lock the standing leg in the unfolded position and to unlock the standing leg for rotation of the standing leg between the unfolded position and the folded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew J. TAYLOR, Daniel A. SACK, Patrick J.G. BOWERS, Curtis M. HARTENSTINE
  • Patent number: 10576850
    Abstract: A support base for a child safety seat includes a shell body and a belt restraining frame. The shell body is adapted to support a child seat, and has an upper surface provided with a storage cavity sized to receive an attachment strap and two latch connectors. The belt restraining frame is pivotally connected with the shell body, and is rotatable relative to the shell body between a release position where the belt restraining frame rises away from the upper surface of the shell body so that the storage cavity is opened upwardly, and a clamping position where the belt restraining frame is adjacent to the upper surface for holding an anchoring belt that is routed across the storage cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Kyle S. Mason, Colin P. Hansel, Andrew J. Taylor, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 10569673
    Abstract: A support base for a child safety seat includes a coupling structure coupled to a shell and a latch device operable to engage with an anchor structure of a vehicle. The coupling structure includes a carrier pivotally connected with the latch device. The latch device is rotatable relative to the carrier and the shell between a storage position and multiple deployed positions for use, and the carrier is slidable relative to the shell in a first direction for displacing a distal end of the latch device outward and away from an end edge of the shell and in a second direction for displacing the distal end of the latch device toward the end edge of the shell. The support base further includes an adjustment latch movable to engage with the carrier for preventing its sliding in the first direction, and to disengage from the carrier for its sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Robert Scott Anderson, Curtis M. Hartenstine, David H. Lehman, Patrick J. G. Bowers
  • Patent number: 10524585
    Abstract: An infant carrier includes a carrying handle having a coupling shell pivotally connected with a coupling portion of a seat body, and a latch assembled in the coupling shell. The carrying handle is adjustable to multiple angular positions, which include a carry position for facilitating transport of the infant carrier with the carrying handle, and a recline position inclined relative to the carry position. The latch can engage with the coupling portion for locking the carrying handle in position, or disengage from the coupling portion for allowing rotation of the carrying handle. A safety mechanism is disposed in an inner cavity between the coupling shell and the coupling portion, and is operable to allow the latch to engage with the coupling portion for forcing the carrying handle to stop in an intermediate safety position during adjustment of the carrying handle from the carry position toward the recline position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Andrew J. Taylor, Kyle S. Mason, Gregory S. Sellers, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Patrick J. G. Bowers
  • Publication number: 20190359092
    Abstract: A support base for a child safety seat includes a support leg, a first and a second locking mechanism, and a linking assembly. The support leg includes three segments that are telescopically connected with one another via a first and a second sliding connection. The first locking mechanism includes a first latch for locking and unlocking the first sliding connection, and a first actuating part operable to cause the first latch to unlock the first sliding connection. The second locking mechanism includes a second latch for locking and unlocking the second sliding connection, and a second actuating part operable to cause the second latch to unlock the second sliding connection. The linking assembly operatively couples the first locking mechanism to the second locking mechanism so that the first and second sliding connections can be unlocked concurrently with one single operating step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Clyde S. HARMES, V, Robert S. ANDERSON, Curtis M. HARTENSTINE
  • Patent number: 10479236
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a shell having a seat portion and a backrest, and a seat board assembled with the shell, the seat board being disposed on the seat portion so that a child placed in the child safety seat sits on the seat board, the seat board being slidable relative to the shell toward or away from the backrest. The seat board can be thereby configurable as an extension member that is movable relative to the shell for adjusting a leg room for a child sitting on the seat board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: WONDERLAND NURSERYGOODS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kyle S. Mason, James M. F. Hutchinson, Robert E. Haut, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Publication number: 20190335917
    Abstract: A foldable bassinet includes an upper bassinet frame, a pair of leg structures opposite to each other, and a bottom board. Each leg structure has an upper tower portion and a lower ledge portion. The upper bassinet frame is disposed through the upper tower portion of each leg structure to make each leg structure pivotable relative to the upper bassinet frame between a supporting position and a folding position. The bottom board is detachably configured between the two lower ledge portions and defines a containing space cooperatively with the upper bassinet frame and the leg structures. When the bottom board is detached from the two lower ledge portions, the leg structures are rotatable from the supporting position to the folding position to be folded inwardly relative to the upper bassinet frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew J. Taylor, Daniel A. Sack, Patrick J. G. Bowers, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Peter R. Tuckey
  • Publication number: 20190335916
    Abstract: An infant seat includes a seat back member having an outer hub, a seat support member, a base member and a seat structure pivoted to the seat back member and the seat support member, and a locking mechanism including a slide gear and operably disposed on the seat back member. The seat support member has an inner hub pivoted to the outer hub to make the seat back member rotatably connected to the seat support member. The slide gear is transversely slidable within the outer and inner hubs for engaging with the outer and inner hubs to stop rotation of the inner hub on the outer hub. When the locking mechanism translates the slide gear to the unlocked position, the slide gear is disengaged from the outer hub to make the seat back member rotatable relative to the seat support member for adjusting a tilt angle of the seat structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew J. Taylor, Daniel A. Sack, Patrick J. G. Bowers, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Publication number: 20190322196
    Abstract: The invention provides a car seat with belt guide disposed at the side of the seat shell for redirecting the shoulder belt when the car seat is installed on the vehicle seat, passed and fastened by the seat belt of the vehicle seat. The redirection of shoulder belt improves the symmetry of forces encountered by the vehicle seat and also improves the kinetics of the car seat during a crash. A break-away feature in the belt guide advantageously absorbs forces at different times during a crash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Sellers, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 10435058
    Abstract: A child stroller apparatus includes a first frame portion provided with a first wheel assembly, a second frame portion provided with a second wheel assembly, the second frame portion being assembled with the first frame portion for sliding movement along a lengthwise axis extending from a front to a rear of the child stroller apparatus, and an expandable storage basket spanning across the first and second frame portions. The storage basket includes a first and a second basket frame portion respectively attached to the first and second frame portion, the first and second basket frame portions being movable away or toward each other for expanding or contracting the storage basket as the second frame portion slides relative to the first frame portion for increasing or reducing a distance between the first and second wheel assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Robert E. Haut, Andrew J. Taylor, Patrick J. Bowers, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Publication number: 20190231090
    Abstract: An infant carrier includes a carrying handle having a coupling shell pivotally connected with a coupling portion of a seat body, and a latch assembled in the coupling shell. The carrying handle is adjustable to multiple angular positions, which include a carry position for facilitating transport of the infant carrier with the carrying handle, and a recline position inclined relative to the carry position. The latch can engage with the coupling portion for locking the carrying handle in position, or disengage from the coupling portion for allowing rotation of the carrying handle. A safety mechanism is disposed in an inner cavity between the coupling shell and the coupling portion, and is operable to allow the latch to engage with the coupling portion for forcing the carrying handle to stop in an intermediate safety position during adjustment of the carrying handle from the carry position toward the recline position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew J. TAYLOR, Kyle S. MASON, Gregory S. SELLERS, Curtis M. HARTENSTINE, Patrick J.G. BOWERS
  • Patent number: 10299609
    Abstract: An infant carrier includes a carrying handle having a coupling shell pivotally connected with a coupling portion of a seat body, and a latch assembled in the coupling shell. The carrying handle is adjustable to multiple angular positions, which include a carry position for facilitating transport of the infant carrier with the carrying handle, and a recline position inclined relative to the carry position. The latch can engage with the coupling portion for locking the carrying handle in position, or disengage from the coupling portion for allowing rotation of the carrying handle. A safety mechanism is disposed in an inner cavity defined at least partially by the coupling shell and the coupling portion, and can interact with the latch for forcing the carrying handle to stop in an intermediate safety position during adjustment of the carrying handle from the carry position toward the recline position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Taylor, Kyle S. Mason, Gregory S. Sellers, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Patrick J. G. Bowers
  • Patent number: 10258165
    Abstract: An infant support seat includes an upper structure, a lower frame structure, and a seat structure. The lower frame structure is connected to the upper frame structure to define a containing space with the upper frame structure and be located under the containing space. The seat structure is disposed in the containing space. The seat structure includes a seat back and a seat bottom. The seat back is rotatable relative to the lower frame structure for rotating between a lying position and a sitting position. The seat bottom is pivotally joined to the seat back. The seat bottom is rotatable relative to the lower frame structure to form a lying surface cooperatively with the seat back when the seat back rotates to the lying position and rotate to be tilted upward relative to the lower frame structure when the seat back rotates to the sitting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Aj Horst, Curtis M Hartenstine, Ryan Miller
  • Publication number: 20190053636
    Abstract: A bassinet includes amain frame and a bassinet frame. The bassinet frame is detachably installed on the main frame. The bassinet frame is vertically movable between a first position and a second position relative to the main frame. When the bassinet frame is located at the first position, a supporting surface of the bassinet frame is located in close proximity to a top surface of the main frame, so that the bassinet provides an unhindered view of a child in the bassinet frame. The bassinet can be used as a normal bassinet when the bassinet frame is located at the second position. The main frame and the bassinet frame can be used as a standard play yard and a stand-alone bassinet when the bassinet frame is detached from the main frame. Therefore, the bassinet of the present invention has multiple purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew J. Horst, Patrick J. G. Bowers, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 10207731
    Abstract: An expandable child carrier includes a base frame, a pivot frame, at least one first wheel unit and at least one second wheel unit. The pivot frame is pivoted to the base frame. The first wheel unit is mounted to the base frame. The second wheel unit is mounted to the pivot frame. A distance between the second wheel unit and the first wheel unit is adjusted upon the pivotal movement of the pivot frame relative to the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Andrew J. Taylor, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Robert E. Haut