Patents by Inventor Stephen R. Burns

Stephen R. Burns 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: 10499749
    Abstract: A convertible children's walker device includes a seated walker portion and a standing walker portion. The standing walker portion is detachably mounted to the seated walker portion in a first seated-support mode wherein the standing walker portion is used in combination with the seated walker portion, and the standing walker portion is detached from the seated walker portion in a standing-support mode of use independent of the seated walker portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS2, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen R. Burns
  • Patent number: 10477981
    Abstract: A depth-adjustable fabric liner for removable attachment to a structural support fame for use as a child containment device. In example forms, the depth-adjustable fabric liner provides for adjustability to the depth of the floor or bottom of the liner such that the bottom or floor portion of the liner is adjustable between at least two different heights. In example forms, the depth-adjustable fabric liner is adjustable relative to the structural support frame between a first floor position, a second floor position, and a third floor position such that the child containment device is generally convertible between the play yard configuration, a bassinet configuration, and a sleeper configuration. In some example forms, the liner is substantially elastic and stretchable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS2, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Burns, Jacob Sclare, Yuk Tong Poon
  • Patent number: 10442451
    Abstract: A mobile child support and entertainment device includes a base panel having roller elements for rolling support along a support surface, an upper support body having a seat positioned generally centrally therein for receiving a child, and at least one support leg extending between the base panel and the upper support body. The device allows a caregiver to move the child in the device from location to location, and provides entertainment and activity for the child. Embodiments of the device are configured for ease of maneuverability and access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Burns, Jacob Sclare
  • Patent number: 10392918
    Abstract: A method of remotely reducing downtime of an operational system includes directly accessing information from the operational system by a diagnostic computer, the information accessed from at least one prime mover controller, a user interface computer, at least one switch, at least one networking connection, and at least one sensor configured to sense and capture a measurable parameter of the operational system; transmitting the information from the diagnostic computer to an off-site operations center; using the information at the off-site operations center to monitor, review or improve status and performance of components within the operational system; using the information at the off-site operations center to assess communication status and connectivity issues of connections between the components of the operational system; and, communicating issues with the operational system from the off-site operations center to the operational system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Toby J. Harkless, Stephen R. Burns, Erik Berg, Daniel J. Daulton, David Kendrick, Sunil J. Jose
  • Patent number: 10342362
    Abstract: A play yard for children, including a rigid support frame and a removable, flexible liner. The frame includes one or more fasteners configured to engage the liner in order to form a bounded play yard space. By securing the liner to the frame via the fasteners, a user is able to easily secure the liner to the frame for use and remove the liner from the frame for washing or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Zhang Xing Rong, Stephen R. Burns
  • Patent number: 10278515
    Abstract: An adjustable bouncing frame for a child support device including a support frame coupled between a base portion and a child seat platform of the child support device. The support frame is configured to support the child seat platform a distance above the base portion which rests on a support surface. The adjustable bouncing frame generally includes at least one support member that is slidingly coupled to the child support device at a first end. Lateral movement of the first end of the support member can adjust the height of the child seat platform relative to the base. The frame can also include a resilient member that allows for reciprocal lateral motion of the first end of the support member which results in an up-and-down bouncing motion of the child seat platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Mendes, Stephen R. Burns
  • Patent number: 10244872
    Abstract: A child support device is provided with a height that is easily adjustable. The child support device includes a seat assembly suspended from at least one upright frame member extending above the seat assembly by at least one support member. The upright frame member includes a cap through which the support member is threaded. The height of the seat assembly is vertically adjustable by repositioning engagement of the support member with the at least one upright frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: John Matthew Thomson, Yuk Tong Poon, Stephen R. Burns
  • Patent number: 10206518
    Abstract: A compact jumper for an infant or young child. The compact jumper includes a support frame, at least one resilient member, and a child-receiving apparatus. The support frame is configured for resting on a support surface and the at least one resilient member is coupled to a portion of the support frame. The child-receiving apparatus is supported by the at least one resilient member, with a collar mounting the resilient member to the child-receiving apparatus, and is guided by a portion of the support frame. The child-receiving apparatus is movable with respect to the support surface as the child moves and jumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Burns, Alex Soriano, Blake D. Pomeroy, Cary Costello
  • Publication number: 20190045945
    Abstract: A convertible children's walker device includes a seated walker portion and a standing walker portion. The standing walker portion is detachably mounted to the seated walker portion in a first seated-support mode wherein the standing walker portion is used in combination with the seated walker portion, and the standing walker portion is detached from the seated walker portion in a standing-support mode of use independent of the seated walker portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen R. BURNS
  • Patent number: 10130191
    Abstract: A convertible children's walker device includes a seated walker portion and a standing walker portion. The standing walker portion is detachably mounted to the seated walker portion in a first seated-support mode wherein the standing walker portion is used in combination with the seated walker portion, and the standing walker portion is detached from the seated walker portion in a standing-support mode of use independent of the seated walker portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen R. Burns
  • Publication number: 20180297623
    Abstract: A mobile child support and entertainment device includes a base panel having roller elements for rolling support along a support surface, an upper support body having a seat positioned generally centrally therein for receiving a child, and at least one support leg extending between the base panel and the upper support body. The device allows a caregiver to move the child in the device from location to location, and provides entertainment and activity for the child. Embodiments of the device are configured for ease of maneuverability and access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. BURNS, Jacob SCLARE
  • Publication number: 20180228300
    Abstract: An adjustable bouncing frame for a child support device including a support frame coupled between a base portion and a child seat platform of the child support device. The support frame is configured to support the child seat platform a distance above the base portion which rests on a support surface. The adjustable bouncing frame generally includes at least one support member that is slidingly coupled to the child support device at a first end. Lateral movement of the first end of the support member can adjust the height of the child seat platform relative to the base. The frame can also include a resilient member that allows for reciprocal lateral motion of the first end of the support member which results in an up-and-down bouncing motion of the child seat platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Mark MENDES, Stephen R. BURNS
  • Patent number: 10016067
    Abstract: A convertible children's walker device includes a seated walker portion and a standing walker portion. The standing walker portion is detachably mounted to the seated walker portion in a first seated-support mode wherein the standing walker portion is used in combination with the seated walker portion, and the standing walker portion is detached from the seated walker portion in a standing-support mode of use independent of the seated walker portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen R. Burns
  • Patent number: 10000225
    Abstract: A mobile child support and entertainment device includes a base panel having roller elements for rolling support along a support surface, an upper support body having a seat positioned generally centrally therein for receiving a child, and at least one support leg extending between the base panel and the upper support body. The device allows a caregiver to move the child in the device from location to location, and provides entertainment and activity for the child. Embodiments of the device are configured for ease of maneuverability and access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Burns, Jacob Sclare
  • Patent number: 9955799
    Abstract: A child motion device including a support frame, a frame hub coupled to the support frame, a gliding swing mechanism pivotally mounted to the frame hub, and a cantilevered child support portion pivotally mounted to the gliding swing mechanism. In example embodiments, the child support portion can be in the form of a child seat or a bassinet. In example embodiments, the child support portion can be oriented between multiple seat-facing orientations for providing either of a side-to-side gliding movement or a front-to-back gliding movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Chaitanya Tadipatri, Stephen R. Burns, Jacob Sclare
  • Patent number: 9918561
    Abstract: A child support device including a folding frame having front legs and rear legs, and a hub pivotally coupling upper ends of the front and rear legs to move between a folded configuration and an unfolded configuration. The hub includes a first coupling element. The device further includes a support component having a second coupling element releasably engageable with the first coupling element, for detachably mounting the support component to the frame. The support component is optionally a dual-mode support, usable in a first mode of use mounted to the frame, and in a second mode of use independent of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Perrin, Stephen R. Burns, Chaitanya Tadipatri, Poon Yuk Tong
  • Publication number: 20180070738
    Abstract: A multi-position support system for supporting a child, the system including a base, a child support assembly supported by the base, and a positional adjustment mechanism allowing a user to selectively position the child support assembly in one of a plurality of activity positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. BURNS, Jacob SCLARE, Trevor MAST, Bryce George RUTTER, PhD, Benjamin Cooper PRIESS, Max William RYAN
  • Patent number: 9907411
    Abstract: A play yard system for infants or small children. They play yard includes a frame, and the system includes at least one child support unit for mounting to the frame of the play yard. The at least one child support unit may take the form of a bassinet and/or a changing table. The play yard frame may be collapsible for storage and transport, and the child support unit may be removable from the play yard frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Burns, Chaitanya Tadipatri
  • Patent number: 9868071
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a powered children's swing. In various embodiments, the swing includes a seat, swing frame, one or more swing arms, a first magnetic component, second magnetic component, swing motion sensor, and swing control circuit. The magnetic components are configured to generate a magnetic force that drives the seat along a swing path. The swing control circuit is configured to control the magnetic components based at least on input from the swing motion sensor and generate control signals causing the seat to swing with substantially constant amplitude as specified by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: David C. Gilbert, Stephen R. Burns, Peter D. Jackson, Charles Simons, Chen Jing Ru
  • Publication number: 20170367492
    Abstract: A child containment device and a mattress support assembly for a child containment device providing a generally flat mattress configuration under load of a child supported thereon; a multi-paneled mattress for a child containment device allowing repositioning of mattress panels between an expanded state and a compact state, and wherein in the expanded state, structural couplings maintain the mattress in a generally flat configuration; and a chamfered corner arrangement for resisting curling of a mattress for a child containment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: John M. THOMSON, Stephen R. BURNS, Joseph W. STALEY, Chaitanya TADIPATRI, Frank (CHIH-FENG) CHEN, Mark MENDES