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).
Abstract: A child's car seat is disclosed which consists of two basic parts, the first comprising a base, frame, and back, and the second consisting of a seat removably secured to the base adjacent the back whereby, when the seat is secured to the base, a child's car seat is provided for infants and small toddlers and, when the seat is removed from the base, a booster seat is provided for larger children. The seat includes a split shield secured to the seat portion so as to be used in both the car seat and booster seat configuration. A harness, including a crotch strap, is provided for use when the car seat configuration is used.
Abstract: An automobile booster seat for a child having a unitary seat portion and upwardly extending sidewalls and a tubular frame terminating above each of the sidewalls. Mating shields are slidably and rotatably mounted on the terminal ends of the frame above the sidewalls and are rotatable between a mating position in front of the occupant and a raised position above each of the sidewalls so as to facilitate placement and removal of the occupant. The shields are slidable between two positions so as to accommodate occupants of varying sizes. The shields are configured so as to provide an outer channel for accepting an automobile seat belt so as to maintain the seat firmly against the automobile seat when the seat belt is secured.