Patents by Inventor Ronald A. Ive

Ronald A. Ive 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).

  • Patent number: 6125487
    Abstract: A cushion supports an infant on a support surface, especially as an aid in changing the infant's diapers and garments. The cushion includes an inner elongated pad that is preferably formed as two sections of foam material. The upper surface of the pad is trough-shaped to provide an infant receiving channel, and a casing extends around the pad. Where the pad is in two sections, the casing has a single top panel that supports two pockets that respectively receive a pad section so that they can be pivoted between a folded state and an extended state wherein the pad sections are aligned. This folding occurs about a central transverse line relative to the top panel. When in the extended state, confronting edges of the pockets have fasteners that connect to one another to secure the cushion in the extended state. A restraining strap of elastic or other construction extends transversely across the top of the cushion at a central location, preferably alongside the transverse line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Inventor: Ronald A. Ive
  • Patent number: 5586351
    Abstract: A support article is adapted to engage an infant's head, neck and shoulders in order to provide lateral stability to the infant's head and neck. The support article broadly comprises a pad having a first surface upon which the infant can be placed in a reposed position and an opposite second surface. An upstanding support pillow is secured to the pad and includes a central portion extending in an arcuate configuration around a region that is sized and adapted to receive the infant's head and a pair of end portions disposed on opposite ends of the central portion. The end portions project in laterally outward directions from one another to define should supports that are positioned against the infant's shoulders when the infant's head is received around the region. The central portion and the end portions provide stability to the head and neck during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Inventor: Ronald A. Ive
  • Patent number: 5492256
    Abstract: A carrier device is supported on the hip of a wearer in order to hold and carry an infant or toddler. The carrier device has a wide belt that encircles and adjustably fits on the waist o the wearer, and the belt has a pouch adjacent one hip of the wearer. A hollow shell including a shell body and a removable lid is received in the pouch to form a platform on which the child sits and to provide a storage space for auxiliary care products or other items. The shell has curved side walls which diverge upwardly and outwardly from a crescent-shaped bottom wall at small obtuse angles. Reinforcing webs support a central portion of the lid which is crescent-shaped and a rib and registration tabs are provided to seat the lid on the shell body. The lid is centrally creased to have upwardly and outwardly flared wings. The lid is canted at a small acute angle so that, with its shape and orientation, the supported child is urged toward the wearer's torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Inventor: Ronald A. Ive