Patents by Inventor Kurt J. Huntsberger

Kurt J. Huntsberger 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: 20180229796
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a battery powered ride-on toy vehicle. The ride-on vehicle includes a main body, a front wheel assembly, and a steering assembly. The front wheel assembly is angularly offset from the main body so that steering the vehicle into a turn with the steering assembly creates a camber angle in the wheels of the front wheel assembly and tilts the main body into a turn. The ride-on vehicle may also include a rear wheel assembly and a drive assembly configured to drive any wheels included in the front wheel assembly and the rear assembly. The toy vehicle can also drift through turns while tilting into the turn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Chojecki, Peter Truman vom Scheidt, JR., Kurt J. Huntsberger, William R. Howell, Jon Paul Castiglione
  • Publication number: 20170079448
    Abstract: An infant device, such as in infant swing, establishes a wireless connection with a parent's existing portable electronic device, such as a smartphone. The portable electronic device sends messages to control any of the functions associated with the infant device. The portable electronic device also sends video and voice to be output at the infant device, allowing the child to remotely see and hear the parent's face and voice. The infant device sends messages with status information on the system enabling the portable electronic device to remotely monitor the system. The infant device also sends messages to the parent's existing portable electronic device containing audio and/or video information recorded from the child, allowing the parent to remotely see and hear the child in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce Robert Cordier, Kurt J. Huntsberger, John W. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9510693
    Abstract: An infant device, such as in infant swing, establishes a wireless connection with a parent's existing portable electronic device, such as a smartphone. The portable electronic device sends messages to control any of the functions associated with the infant device. The portable electronic device also sends video and voice to be output at the infant device, allowing the child to remotely see and hear the parent's face and voice. The infant device sends messages with status information on the system enabling the portable electronic device to remotely monitor the system. The infant device also sends messages to the parent's existing portable electronic device containing audio and/or video information recorded from the child, allowing the parent to remotely see and hear the child in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Robert Cordier, Kurt J. Huntsberger, John W. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9370257
    Abstract: A foldable infant positioner with a softgoods seat is a seating apparatus that includes a softgoods seat and a hardgoods foldable support structure. The support structure includes a seat support that is movably coupled to a ground engaging section so that the support structure can move between a deployed configuration and a stored configuration. The seat may be removably secured to the seat support by folding a top portion of the seat over and around the seat support and then coupling the seat thereto. The seat may also have a front flap which extends beneath the seat and prevents an infant's feet from directly contacting the support surface when an infant is disposed in the seat, in an upright seated position, thus preventing the infant from pushing down on the front flap and tipping the infant positioner over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Devin J. Roberts, Kurt J. Huntsberger, Brian F. Murty
  • Patent number: 9339118
    Abstract: An infant support includes a base and a backrest. The base is configured to rest upon a support surface and support an infant on the infant support. The base further includes a seat region and two arm portions. The backrest is pivotally coupled to the base between a storage configuration and an upright configuration. The backrest includes a front portion and a rear portion coupled together. The rear portion is configured to pivot between a closed position, in which the rear portion forms an interior cavity with the front portion, and an open position, where the rear portion is pivoted away from the front portion. The interior cavity is configured to receive and store napkins, wipes, or towels. The rear portion further includes an aperture and an operable door disposed proximate to the aperture. When the door is opened, the aperture provides access to the interior cavity for removing napkins, wipes, or towels from the infant support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Domenic T. Gubitosi, Kurt J. Huntsberger, Maarten Van Huystee
  • Patent number: 9220991
    Abstract: Play systems of the present disclosure comprise a children's ride-on vehicle and a companion track. The companion vehicle and track each include a guide surface that is complementary to the companion apparatus and configured to guide the vehicle along a path of travel defined by the track. The children's ride-on vehicle may be powered, steerable, and configured to operate on and off the track. When the children's ride-on vehicle is guided and/or steered along the path of travel, the complementary guide surfaces do not substantially impede progress of the vehicle. When the children's ride-on vehicle is guided and/or steered away from the path of travel, the complementary guide surfaces contact and/or frictionally engage to direct the vehicle along the path of travel and/or to slow progress of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Gastle, David E. Grober, Kurt J. Huntsberger
  • Publication number: 20150289676
    Abstract: An infant support structure is disclosed. The infant support structure includes a support base and a seat that is removably coupled to the support base. The seat is rotationally repositionable about an axis, such as an axis generally perpendicular to a support surface, and is adapted to be reoriented from a first seat facing position to a second seat facing position, and vice versa, whether it is coupled to the support base or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt J. Huntsberger, Devin J. Roberts, Maarten Van Huystee, David M. Bapst
  • Publication number: 20150289677
    Abstract: An infant support structure is disclosed. The infant support structure includes a support base and a seat assembly that is removably coupled to the support base. The seat is rotationally repositionable with respect to the support base, such as about an axis generally perpendicular to the support surface, and is adapted to be reoriented from a first seat facing position to a second seat facing position, and vice versa, whether it is coupled to the support base or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt J. Huntsberger, Devin J. Roberts, Seth Galley
  • Publication number: 20150282641
    Abstract: An infant support structure includes a base, at least two support arms pivotally coupled to the base, a seat support, and at least one resilient member. One side of the seat support is coupled to one of the support arms and configured to pivot about the support arm. Another side of the seat support is coupled to the resilient member, which is also coupled to the other support arm. The resilient member coupled one side of the seat support while the other side of the seat support is pivotally coupled to one of the support arms enable the infant support structure to serve as an infant jumper. The infant support is reconfigurable between a deployed configuration and a storage configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin CRANE, Kurt J. HUNTSBERGER, Charles SMITH
  • Patent number: 9039079
    Abstract: A children's tray with a placement indicator includes a tray and a groove/spot formed in the tray to indicate where an eating item (including food, utensils, or dishware) is to be placed. The tray can be mounted, removably or fixedly, to a variety of child support structures, including high chairs, booster seats and bouncers and includes a wall around the periphery intended to prevent items from falling off of the tray. The groove/spot formed in the tray may be formed from of a material having a higher coefficient of friction than the material used to form the tray. The groove/spot formed in the tray may be formed from of a material having a different color than the material used to form the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt J. Huntsberger, Juliette Marlene Welch, Maarten Van Huystee
  • Publication number: 20150135981
    Abstract: Play systems of the present disclosure comprise a children's ride-on vehicle and a companion track. The companion vehicle and track each include a guide surface that is complementary to the companion apparatus and configured to guide the vehicle along a path of travel defined by the track. The children's ride-on vehicle may be powered, steerable, and configured to operate on and off the track. When the children's ride-on vehicle is guided and/or steered along the path of travel, the complementary guide surfaces do not substantially impede progress of the vehicle. When the children's ride-on vehicle is guided and/or steered away from the path of travel, the complementary guide surfaces contact and/or frictionally engage to direct the vehicle along the path of travel and/or to slow progress of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin M. Gastle, David E. Grober, Kurt J. Huntsberger
  • Publication number: 20150061329
    Abstract: An infant support includes a base and a backrest. The base is configured to rest upon a support surface and support an infant on the infant support. The base further includes a seat region and two arm portions. The backrest is pivotally coupled to the base between a storage configuration and an upright configuration. The backrest includes a front portion and a rear portion coupled together. The rear portion is configured to pivot between a closed position, in which the rear portion forms an interior cavity with the front portion, and an open position, where the rear portion is pivoted away from the front portion. The interior cavity is configured to receive and store napkins, wipes, or towels. The rear portion further includes an aperture and an operable door disposed proximate to the aperture. When the door is opened, the aperture provides access to the interior cavity for removing napkins, wipes, or towels from the infant support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Domenic T. Gubitosi, Kurt J. Huntsberger, Maarten Van Huystee
  • Publication number: 20150038072
    Abstract: An infant device, such as in infant swing, establishes a wireless connection with a parent's existing portable electronic device, such as a smartphone. The portable electronic device sends messages to control any of the functions associated with the infant device. The portable electronic device also sends video and voice to be output at the infant device, allowing the child to remotely see and hear the parent's face and voice. The infant device sends messages with status information on the system enabling the portable electronic device to remotely monitor the system. The infant device also sends messages to the parent's existing portable electronic device containing audio and/or video information recorded from the child, allowing the parent to remotely see and hear the child in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce Robert Cordier, Kurt J. Huntsberger, John W. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8944927
    Abstract: A child's swing support structure includes a seat assembly having a first configuration and a second configuration. The seat of the swing support structure is able to be configured in a reclined configuration for infants or an upright configuration for toddlers. The seat can be locked into the upright configuration when a tray is connected to the seat of the swing support structure. The seat is rotatably coupled to a frame of the swing support structure, where the swing is free to swing back and forth with respect to the frame. Furthermore, a drive mechanism may be attached to the frame for mechanically swinging the seat back and forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt J. Huntsberger, Kevin Crane, Philip R. Pyrce
  • Patent number: 8919871
    Abstract: A foldable infant seat includes a support frame including two generally U-shaped support members, each U-shaped support member pivotally connecting with the other at a central location of the U-shaped support member such that the support frame is foldable between a first configuration in which corresponding ends of the U-shaped support members are separated from each other and a second configuration in which the corresponding ends of the U-shaped support members are disposed in close proximity to each other. A flexible seat member is securable to the support frame. In one embodiment, a canopy is pivotally secured to the support frame. The canopy can include at least one pocket configured to store one or more items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt J. Huntsberger, Maarten Van Huystee, Gregory S. Young
  • Publication number: 20140265514
    Abstract: A foldable infant positioner with a softgoods seat is a seating apparatus that includes a softgoods seat and a hardgoods foldable support structure. The support structure includes a seat support that is movably coupled to a ground engaging section so that the support structure can move between a deployed configuration and a stored configuration. The seat may be removably secured to the seat support by folding a top portion of the seat over and around the seat support and then coupling the seat thereto. The seat may also have a front flap which extends beneath the seat and prevents an infant's feet from directly contacting the support surface when an infant is disposed in the seat, in an upright seated position, thus preventing the infant from pushing down on the front flap and tipping the infant positioner over.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Devin J. Roberts, Kurt J. Huntsberger, Brian F. Murty
  • Publication number: 20130292975
    Abstract: An infant entertainment apparatus includes a seat assembly having multiple configurations. The seat is able to be configured in a more reclined configuration for newborns and infants or a more upright configuration for toddlers. The frame of the child's seat structure may be split into a lower and upper frame, with the upper frame rotating about the seat into different configurations. The upper frame may contain a housing for a portable electronic device that can be configured to multiple positions to provide entertainment to an child in the seat structure via the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Chalin Yu, Kurt J. Huntsberger, Maarten Van Huystee, Daniel J. Damon, Christine A. Drosendahl, Anthony Favorito, Jared P. Pardi, John Thaddeus Smokowski, Gary E. Weber
  • Publication number: 20130119725
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward an infant seat (for example a bouncer seat) including a base frame and a support assembly having a frame and a pliable support suspended from the frame. The pliable support includes a head support portion and a foot support potion. The foot support potion of the pliable support includes an interactive feature operable to be engaged by the feet of an infant positioned in the bouncer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt J. Huntsberger, Matthew T. Choto
  • Publication number: 20130113240
    Abstract: A foldable infant seat includes a support frame including two generally U-shaped support members, each U-shaped support member pivotally connecting with the other at a central location of the U-shaped support member such that the support frame is foldable between a first configuration in which corresponding ends of the U-shaped support members are separated from each other and a second configuration in which the corresponding ends of the U-shaped support members are disposed in close proximity to each other. A flexible seat member is securable to the support frame. In one embodiment, a canopy is pivotally secured to the support frame. The canopy can include at least one pocket configured to store one or more items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt J. Huntsberger, Maarten Van Huystee, Gregory S. Young
  • Patent number: D750924
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Maarten Van Huystee, Kevin Crane, Kurt J. Huntsberger