Patents by Inventor Robert S. Anderson

Robert S. Anderson 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: 20240174139
    Abstract: A support base for a child safety seat includes a pivotable support leg that is operable to retract and expand from the support base, the support leg including multiple segments connected with one another via a plurality of sliding connections, the sliding connections including a first and a second sliding connection. Moreover, the support base includes an actuating button operably coupled to a first and a second latch. The first latch is operable to lock and unlock the first sliding connection for preventing or allowing relative sliding between segments of the first sliding connection. The second latch is operable to lock and unlock the second sliding connection for preventing or allowing relative sliding between segments of the second sliding connection. When the actuating button is actuated, the first latch is urged to unlock the first sliding connection and the second latch is urged to unlock the second sliding connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2024
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Inventors: Clyde S. Harmes, V, Robert S. Anderson, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 11912174
    Abstract: A support base for a child safety seat includes a support leg operable to retract and expand at a bottom of the support base, an actuating part operably coupled to a first and a second latch, and an actuating button. The support leg includes multiple segments, and a first and a second sliding connection each of which respectively coupling two adjacent ones of the segments. The first latch is operable to lock and unlock the first sliding connection. The second latch is operable to lock and unlock the second sliding connection. The actuating part is operable to urge the first latch to move for unlocking the first sliding connection and to urge the second latch to move for unlocking the second sliding connection. The actuating button is assembled with the first segment adjacent to a distal end of thereof, and is operable to actuate the actuating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Clyde S. Harmes, V, Robert S. Anderson, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Publication number: 20230415622
    Abstract: A child restraint base adapted to a child restraint carrier is disclosed herein. The child restraint base includes a base body including a first pocket and a second pocket. The first pocket and the second pocket are disposed on front lateral sides of the base body. An anchor belt is included that comprises a first anchor attached to a first end of the anchor belt, and a second anchor attached to a second end of the anchor belt. The first pocket is configured to receive at least a portion of the first anchor, and the second pocket is configured to receive at least a portion of the second anchor. A panel is pivotable between an opened position and a closed position, and the panel pivots to the closed position to tension the anchor belt to remove slack from the anchor belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Robert S. ANDERSON, James M. F. Hutchinson, Clyde S. Harmes, V
  • Patent number: 11787315
    Abstract: A child restraint base adapted to a child restraint carrier is disclosed herein. The child restraint base includes a base body including a first pocket and a second pocket. The first pocket and the second pocket are disposed on front lateral sides of the base body. An anchor belt is included that comprises a first anchor attached to a first end of the anchor belt, and a second anchor attached to a second end of the anchor belt. The first pocket is configured to receive at least a portion of the first anchor, and the second pocket is configured to receive at least a portion of the second anchor. A panel is pivotable between an opened position and a closed position, and the panel pivots to the closed position to tension the anchor belt to remove slack from the anchor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Robert S. Anderson, James M. F. Hutchinson, Clyde S. Harmes, V.
  • Publication number: 20230242014
    Abstract: A support base for a child safety seat includes a support leg operable to retract and expand at a bottom of the support base, an actuating part operably coupled to a first and a second latch, and an actuating button. The support leg includes multiple segments, and a first and a second sliding connection each of which respectively coupling two adjacent ones of the segments. The first latch is operable to lock and unlock the first sliding connection. The second latch is operable to lock and unlock the second sliding connection. The actuating part is operable to urge the first latch to move for unlocking the first sliding connection and to urge the second latch to move for unlocking the second sliding connection. The actuating button is assembled with the first segment adjacent to a distal end of thereof, and is operable to actuate the actuating part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Clyde S. Harmes, V, Robert S. Anderson, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 11697361
    Abstract: A child restraint base adapted for a child restraint carrier includes a base body for mounting the child restraint carrier, a first panel component, a second panel component, an anchor belt and a third panel component. The first panel component and the second panel component are disposed on the base body and spaced from each other. A first through slot is formed between the first panel component and the base body. A second through slot is formed between the second panel component and the base body. The anchor belt passes through the first through slot and the second through slot and is slidable between an in-use position and a stored position. The third panel component is disposed between the first panel component and the second panel component and pivotable between an opened position and a closed position for tensioning the anchor belt to remove slack from the anchor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Robert S. Anderson, James M. F. Hutchinson, Clyde S. Harmes V
  • Patent number: 11623548
    Abstract: A support base for a child safety seat includes a support leg operable to retract and expand at a bottom of the support base, a first and a second locking mechanism, and a linking assembly. The support leg includes multiple segments, and a first and a second sliding connection each of which respectively coupling two adjacent ones of the segments. The first locking mechanism includes a first latch operable to lock the first sliding connection, and a first actuating part operable to urge the first latch to move for unlocking the first sliding connection. The second locking mechanism includes a second latch operable to lock the second sliding connection, and a second actuating part operable to urge the second latch to move for unlocking the second sliding connection. The linking assembly couples the two locking mechanisms so that the first and second sliding connections can be concurrently unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Clyde S. Harmes V, Robert S. Anderson, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Publication number: 20220332225
    Abstract: A convertible child restraint includes a lower base to contact a vehicle seat, a seat shell to support a child, and a mid base between the lower base and the seat shell to facilitate recline and rotational adjustment of the seat shell relative to the lower base. The child restraint may be used as a rear-facing car seat, a forward-facing car seat, and a belt positioning booster seat. For the rear-facing car seat configuration, a belt is installed along a rear-facing belt path that passes through the child restraint. The portion of the belt in the child restraint is accessed via a belt access panel when the seat shell is at a rear-facing position. Additionally, the child restraint includes a rotation lockout that allows the seat shell to be rotated from a rear-facing position to a side-facing position, but not a forward-facing position when using the rear-facing configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: James MF HUTCHINSON, Robert S. ANDERSON, David A. LEHMAN
  • Publication number: 20220185153
    Abstract: A child restraint base adapted to a child restraint carrier is disclosed herein. The child restraint base includes a base body including a first pocket and a second pocket. The first pocket and the second pocket are disposed on front lateral sides of the base body. An anchor belt is included that comprises a first anchor attached to a first end of the anchor belt, and a second anchor attached to a second end of the anchor belt. The first pocket is configured to receive at least a portion of the first anchor, and the second pocket is configured to receive at least a portion of the second anchor. A panel is pivotable between an opened position and a closed position, and the panel pivots to the closed position to tension the anchor belt to remove slack from the anchor belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Robert S. Anderson, James M. F. Hutchinson, Clyde S. Harmes, V
  • Publication number: 20220009385
    Abstract: A child restraint base adapted for a child restraint carrier includes a base body for mounting the child restraint carrier, a first panel component, a second panel component, an anchor belt and a third panel component. The first panel component and the second panel component are disposed on the base body and spaced from each other. A first through slot is formed between the first panel component and the base body. A second through slot is formed between the second panel component and the base body. The anchor belt passes through the first through slot and the second through slot and is slidable between an in-use position and a stored position. The third panel component is disposed between the first panel component and the second panel component and pivotable between an opened position and a closed position for tensioning the anchor belt to remove slack from the anchor belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Robert S. Anderson, James M.F. Hutchinson, CLYDE S. HARMES V
  • Publication number: 20210362630
    Abstract: A support base for a child safety seat includes a support leg operable to retract and expand at a bottom of the support base, a first and a second locking mechanism, and a linking assembly. The support leg includes multiple segments, and a first and a second sliding connection each of which respectively coupling two adjacent ones of the segments. The first locking mechanism includes a first latch operable to lock the first sliding connection, and a first actuating part operable to urge the first latch to move for unlocking the first sliding connection. The second locking mechanism includes a second latch operable to lock the second sliding connection, and a second actuating part operable to urge the second latch to move for unlocking the second sliding connection. The linking assembly couples the two locking mechanisms so that the first and second sliding connections can be concurrently unlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Clyde S. HARMES V, Robert S. ANDERSON, Curtis M. HARTENSTINE
  • Patent number: 11155187
    Abstract: A child restraint base adapted for a child restraint carrier includes a base body for mounting the child restraint carrier, a first panel component, a second panel component, an anchor belt and a third panel component. The first panel component and the second panel component are disposed on the base body and spaced from each other. A first through slot is formed between the first panel component and the base body. A second through slot is formed between the second panel component and the base body. The anchor belt passes through the first through slot and the second through slot and is slidable between an in-use position and a stored position. The third panel component is disposed between the first panel component and the second panel component and pivotable between an opened position and a closed position for tensioning the anchor belt to remove slack from the anchor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Robert S. Anderson, James M. F. Hutchinson, Clyde S. Harmes V
  • Patent number: 11097639
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Clyde S. Harmes, V, Robert S. Anderson, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 10618435
    Abstract: A child restraint includes an infant carrier and a handle coupled to the infant carrier. The handle is mounted for movement relative to the infant carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenille Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Anderson, David A. Lehman, Mei-Hui Lin
  • Publication number: 20200079249
    Abstract: A child restraint base adapted for a child restraint carrier includes a base body for mounting the child restraint carrier, a first panel component, a second panel component, an anchor belt and a third panel component. The first panel component and the second panel component are disposed on the base body and spaced from each other. A first through slot is formed between the first panel component and the base body. A second through slot is formed between the second panel component and the base body. The anchor belt passes through the first through slot and the second through slot and is slidable between an in-use position and a stored position. The third panel component is disposed between the first panel component and the second panel component and pivotable between an opened position and a closed position for tensioning the anchor belt to remove slack from the anchor belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Robert S. Anderson, James M.F. Hutchinson, CLYDE S. HARMES, V
  • Patent number: 10583756
    Abstract: A child restraint includes a juvenile seat and a seat-support base having a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat-support base is adapted to be anchored on a passenger seat of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Anderson, David A. Lehman, Mei-Hui Lin
  • 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: 10427559
    Abstract: A child restraint includes a seat-support base adapted to be retained on a vehicle passenger seat. The child restraint also includes a juvenile seat mounted on the seat-support base and sized to seat a juvenile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Anderson, David A. Lehman, Mei-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: D979258
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: John E. Huntley, David A. Lehman, Robert S. Anderson
  • Patent number: D1021426
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: John E. Huntley, David A. Lehman, Robert S. Anderson