Patents by Inventor James M. Kain

James M. Kain 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: 20030151286
    Abstract: A seat mount is provided for use with a vehicle seat and anchor mounts provided in or near the vehicle seat. The seat mount includes a base for placement on the vehicle seat and a vehicle anchor system adapted to be coupled to the anchor mounts. The base includes a pair of openings for receiving a portion of the vehicle anchor system. The vehicle anchor system includes an anchor belt adapted to be coupled to the anchor mounts. The anchor belt includes a strap having a central portion, opposite end portions, and a clasp coupled to each end portion and adapted to be coupled to one of the anchor mounts. The anchor belt is threaded through the openings to position the seat in a rearwardly facing anchored position on the vehicle seat. The vehicle anchor system also includes a leash coupled to the base and to the central portion of the anchor belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Publication number: 20030137168
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat is provided including a cup holder. The cup holder is movable between a retracted position adjacent the seat and an extended position spaced from the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Patent number: 6592183
    Abstract: A juvenile seat assembly is provided for use with a vehicle seat. The assembly includes a juvenile seat for placement on the vehicle seat and a vehicle anchor system coupled to the seat. The juvenile seat includes a first pair of openings and a second pair of openings. The vehicle anchor system includes an anchor belt adapted to be coupled to a pair of anchor mounts provided in or near the vehicle seat. The anchor belt includes a strap having a central portion and opposite end portions, and a connector coupled to each end portion and adapted to be coupled to one of the anchor mounts. The anchor belt is threaded through the first openings to position the seat in a first, rearwardly facing position and the anchor belt is threaded through the second openings to position the seat in a second, forwardly facing position. The vehicle anchor system also includes a leash coupled to the juvenile seat and to the central portion of the anchor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Patent number: 6588849
    Abstract: A juvenile seat assembly includes a seat bottom, a crotch strap, and a carrier coupled to the seat bottom for movement relative to the seat bottom. The crotch strap is part of a child-restraint harness included in the seat assembly. The crotch strap is coupled to and moves with the carrier. The carrier is lockable in a plurality of positions relative to the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Glover, James M. Kain
  • Patent number: 6554358
    Abstract: A tiltable base is adapted to rest on a vehicle seat and support a juvenile vehicle seat in a desired position with respect to the underlying vehicle seat. The base includes a support foundation, a seat support movable relative to the support foundation, and a retainer configured to retain the seat support in selected positions relative to the support foundation and to release the seat support for movement relative to the support foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Publication number: 20030075957
    Abstract: A juvenile seat is provided including a base and a cup holder. The cup holder is pivotably coupled to the base to move between a closed position adjacent the base and an opened position extending from the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Patent number: 6550862
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat is provided including a cup holder. The cup holder is movable between a retracted position adjacent the seat and an extended position spaced from the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Publication number: 20030057759
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seat and armrests that are movable relative to the seat. An armrest lock supports each armrest for movement relative to the seat between a raised storage position and a lowered armrest position. Each armrest lock is movable relative to the seat between an armrest-locking position and an armrest-releasing position. Each armrest lock is able to move to its armrest-locking position once its companion armrest has been moved to assume either the raised storage position or the lowered armrest position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Publication number: 20020190547
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat is provided including a cup holder. The cup holder is movable between a retracted position adjacent the seat and an extended position spaced from the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Patent number: 6491348
    Abstract: A child-restraint seat is provided including a seat shell adapted to be coupled to a vehicle seat by a seat anchor coupled to the vehicle, a child-restraint harness coupled to the seat shell, a harness-control panel for adjusting the height of the harness, and a panel height adjustment mechanism coupled to the harness-control panel. The seat shell includes a bottom seat portion and a back support portion. The harness-control panel is mounted on the seat shell for up and down movement relative to the seat shell to raise and lower the shoulder belt portions of the child-restraint harness with respect to the bottom seat portion to harness small-sized children and large-sized children in a restrained position in the seat shell. The harness-control panel includes a belt-receiving opening for receiving a shoulder belt portion of the child-restraint harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Publication number: 20020171275
    Abstract: A juvenile booster seat includes a seat protector arranged to be moved by a user between a retracted position stored inside the booster seat and an extended position partly removed from the booster seat. In the extended position, a forward portion of the seat protector is positioned to drape over a front portion of a vehicle seat underlying the booster seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Patent number: 6467839
    Abstract: A cup holder is provided to mount on an armrest included in a juvenile seat. The cup holder includes a receiver configured to receive a cup, juice box, container, or other articles and a receiver mount coupled to the receiver. The receiver mount includes a hanger configured to hang on the armrest and lie under a portion of the seat pad covering the juvenile seat. A retainer clip cooperates with the receiver mount to retain the cup holder on the armrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Patent number: 6464294
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back extending upwardly from the seat bottom. A headrest is mounted to move in a recess formed in the seat back between lowered and raised positions. A headrest retainer is located in the headrest recess and configured to retain the headrest in either the lowered position or the raised position at the option of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Publication number: 20020135212
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat shell and a pair of armrests cantilevered to sides of the seat shell. A seat pad includes a seat portion on the seat shell and sleeves receiving each armrest therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Patent number: 6443522
    Abstract: A canopy support is movable relative to a juvenile seat to raise and lower a canopy with respect to the seat. The canopy support includes a hub mount on each side of the seat, an arched canopy frame, and a hub mount ring for connecting each end of the arched canopy frame to one of the hubs. Each hub mount ring is configured to interact with its companion hub to retain the arch canopy frame in a selected position relative to the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Kain, Richard Glover
  • Publication number: 20020113470
    Abstract: A juvenile seat assembly is provided for use with a vehicle seat. The assembly includes a juvenile seat for placement on the vehicle seat and a vehicle anchor system coupled to the seat. The juvenile seat includes a first pair of openings and a second pair of openings. The vehicle anchor system includes an anchor belt adapted to be coupled to a pair of anchor mounts provided in or near the vehicle seat. The anchor belt includes a strap having a central portion and opposite end portions, and a connector coupled to each end portion and adapted to be coupled to one of the anchor mounts. The anchor belt is threaded through the first openings to position the seat in a first, rearwardly facing position and the anchor belt is threaded through the second openings to position the seat in a second, forwardly facing position. The vehicle anchor system also includes a leash coupled to the juvenile seat and to the central portion of the anchor belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Patent number: 6428100
    Abstract: A juvenile transportation system is provided which includes a seat shell detachably mountable on a small base wherein the small base is formed to be mounted on a vehicle seat with a seat belt. The small base is adapted to be mounted on a rear portion of a vehicle seat such that a portion of the seat shell lies on a forward portion of the vehicle seat when the seat shell is coupled with the small base. A large base can also be provided, the seat shell being adapted to be mounted on either the small base or the large base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Kain, Eugene Balensiefer, Steven Oltman, William Horton, Richard Glover
  • Patent number: 6428099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a child vehicle seat, and particularly, to a child vehicle seat detachably coupled to a base adapted to rest on a seat in a vehicle. More particularly, the present invention relates to a child vehicle seat that is adjustable to an upright or reclining position. The base of the child vehicle seat is formed to include a storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Publication number: 20020084680
    Abstract: A tiltable base is adapted to rest on a vehicle seat and support a juvenile vehicle seat in a desired position with respect to the underlying vehicle seat. The base includes a support foundation, a seat support movable relative to the support foundation, and a retainer configured to retain the seat support in selected positions relative to the support foundation and to release the seat support for movement relative to the support foundation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventor: James M. Kain
  • Patent number: D461646
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Kain