Carrier For Person Patents (Class 224/158)
  • Patent number: 10506885
    Abstract: A child carrier having a waist belt, an upper torso support, a hammock coupled to the waist belt and to the upper torso support, and a thigh support strap extending to each side of the hammock. Each thigh support strap has an inward end portion proximate to the hammock and an outward end portion configured for selective coupling to the upper torso support in multiple positions. When the thigh support straps are coupled to the upper torso support, the hammock and the thigh support straps form a seat to support a child in an ergonomic spread-squat position in inward and outward facing orientations. The shape of the seat adjusts depending on the positions in which the outward end portions of the thigh support straps are coupled to the upper torso support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE ERGO BABY CARRIER, INC.
    Inventors: Rodney V. Telford, Daruni M. Gotel, Carol J. Lubick
  • Patent number: 10477904
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an article of clothing that is worn by a person for preventing an infant from accidental falling while the person nurses the infant. The article may be a garment that includes an item of clothing to be worn by a person and a support garment panel attached to the item of clothing. The support garment panel is attached to the perimeter of the armholes of the item of clothing and defines a pocket between the support garment panel and the item of clothing. The pocket includes an opening for receiving an infant and a base for supporting the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Lauren Zodel, Barbara Seggio
  • Patent number: 10258167
    Abstract: An upper body garment for supporting an infant adjacent the chest and upper belly of a wearer that includes a tubular garment body made from a stretchable fabric and comprising a front panel and a back panel, one or more breast panels extending from a top portion of the back panel and over the shoulders of the wearer; and a pouch panel extending from a lower portion of the breast panels. The pouch panel is secured along a U-shaped seam to an inside surface of the front panel to form a pouch with a top opening proximate the lower portion of the breast panels. The stretchable fabric is a two-way stretchable fabric with an increased capability for elastic expansion within a substantially horizontal plane when the wearer is in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lalabu LLC
    Inventors: Garrett P. Simmer, Brian J. Fosse
  • Patent number: 10213030
    Abstract: A baby support for supporting a baby positioned on a front torso of a supporting person. The baby support includes an elongated soft body that extends across a back torso of the supporting person and the baby. The baby support also includes fastening ends that overlap and secure to support the baby on the front torso of the supporting adult. The baby support may be configured to stretch to generate an elastic force to pull the back torso of the baby towards the back torso of the supporting person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: S2S INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Hayley Mullins
  • Patent number: 10172478
    Abstract: A child carrier having a waist belt, an upper torso support, a hammock coupled to the waist belt and to the upper torso support, and a thigh support strap extending to each side of the hammock. Each thigh support strap has an inward end portion proximate to the hammock and an outward end portion configured for selective coupling to the upper torso support in multiple positions. When the thigh support straps are coupled to the upper torso support, the hammock and the thigh support straps form a seat to support a child in an ergonomic spread-squat position in inward and outward facing orientations. The shape of the seat adjusts depending on the positions in which the outward end portions of the thigh support straps are coupled to the upper torso support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney V. Telford, Daruni M. Gotel, Carol J. Lubick
  • Patent number: 10051966
    Abstract: The technical problem to be solved by the invention is to provide a hanging basket chair, including a hanging basket part, wherein the hanging basket part includes a skeleton belt (1), a top fabric decoration body (21) and a fabric hanging basket body (22) shaped like a pocket; both the top fabric decoration body and the fabric hanging basket body are connected to the skeleton belt by suturing; the upper part of the skeleton belt is sutured into a connecting ring (11) for hooking; the body of the skeleton belt is positioned at the pocket mouth (4) of the pocket, forming an annular pocket mouth brim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Hangzhou Zhaos IMP & EXP. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fujian Zhao
  • Patent number: 10021993
    Abstract: Wearable child carriers and methods for use are disclosed. A representative device includes a sash configured to rest across a shoulder of the user and be positioned over the user's torso, and a cradle supported by the sash and configured to support and secure a child in a generally horizontal position against a frontside of the user's body. The cradle can include a head region supported by one end of the sash and configured to support and secure the sides and back of the child's head, a body region supported by another end of the sash and configured to support the child's torso and legs, and a flap extending from the body region and configured to wrap at least partially around the child's body and a portion of the body region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Theresa Brandner, Laura Petersen
  • Patent number: 10010193
    Abstract: An upper body garment for supporting an infant adjacent the chest and upper belly of a wearer that includes a tubular garment body made from a stretchable fabric and comprising a front panel and a back panel, one or more breast panels extending from a top portion of the back panel and over the shoulders of the wearer; and a pouch panel extending from a lower portion of the breast panels. The pouch panel is secured along a U-shaped seam to an inside surface of the front panel to form a pouch with a top opening proximate the lower portion of the breast panels. The stretchable fabric is a two-way stretchable fabric with an increased capability for elastic expansion within a substantially horizontal plane when the wearer is in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Lalabu LLC
    Inventors: Garrett P. Simmer, Brian J. Fosse
  • Patent number: 9955797
    Abstract: A child carrier having a waist belt, an upper torso support, a hammock coupled to the waist belt and to the upper torso support, and a thigh support strap extending to each side of the hammock. Each thigh support strap has an inward end portion proximate to the hammock and an outward end portion configured for selective coupling to the upper torso support in multiple positions. When the thigh support straps are coupled to the upper torso support, the hammock and the thigh support straps form a seat to support a child in an ergonomic spread-squat position in inward and outward facing orientations. The shape of the seat adjusts depending on the positions in which the outward end portions of the thigh support straps are coupled to the upper torso support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney V. Telford, Daruni M. Gotel, Carol J. Lubick
  • Patent number: 9943457
    Abstract: The present application discloses a transfer device for an infant patient. The transfer device comprises a center section positionable beneath the patient, a first side section connected to the center section, and a second side section connected to the center section. The first side section and the second side section are movable toward each other such that the first and second side sections substantially surround the patient and form an abdominal access area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Karen Starr
  • Patent number: 9877596
    Abstract: A baby and small child carrier, includes a waist strap and a carry bag that extends from a lower end to an upper end. At least during the use of the baby and small child carrier a main section of the lower end of the carry bag is connected to the waist strap, so that during a first use state, a first connecting width is obtained between the carry bag and the waist strap. At least one additional element, or at least one additional section of the carry bag, or at least one additional section of the waist strap is provided, so that the carry bag can be connected adjacent to the lower end of the main section to the waist strap, so that for a second use state a wider, second connecting width is obtained between the carry bag and the waist strap, compared to the first connecting width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Lewon Schaarschmidt
  • Patent number: 9808098
    Abstract: A baby support for supporting a baby positioned on a front torso of a supporting person. The baby support includes an elongated soft body that extends across a back torso of the supporting person and the baby. The baby support also includes fastening ends that overlap and secure to support the baby on the front torso of the supporting adult. The baby support may be configured to stretch to generate an elastic force to pull the back torso of the baby towards the back torso of the supporting person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: S2S INNVOVATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Hayley Mullins
  • Patent number: 9713391
    Abstract: A child carrier having a waist belt, an upper torso support, a hammock coupled to the waist belt and to the upper torso support, and a thigh support strap extending to each side of the hammock. Each thigh support strap has an inward end portion proximate to the hammock and an outward end portion configured for selective coupling to the upper torso support in multiple positions. When the thigh support straps are coupled to the upper torso support, the hammock and the thigh support straps form a seat to support a child in an ergonomic spread-squat position in inward and outward facing orientations. The shape of the seat adjusts depending on the positions in which the outward end portions of the thigh support straps are coupled to the upper torso support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney V. Telford, Daruni M. Gotel, Carol J. Lubick
  • Patent number: 9687083
    Abstract: A child car seat accessory removably mounted to a car seat or stroller using a plurality of straps that cooperate together to serve as carrying straps and to securely envelope a child during transportation between a stroller and a child car seat, or vice versa. The accessory includes padding where a child is positioned to enhance the child's comfort and is made of a lightweight flexible material that makes it easy to store and use. The accessory can be rolled into a compact configuration to provide an ergonomic means to store and transport the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Atlantic Scientific Consulting Corp.
    Inventor: Juan Romero
  • Patent number: 9629759
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes an integrated vapor barrier that can be positioned to at least partially surround the infant when the infant is received on the patient transfer device to reduce evaporative cooling of the infant. The vapor barrier includes a support structure to create a canopy that holds the vapor barrier out of contact with the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, Jr., Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr
  • Patent number: 9565951
    Abstract: Described is a small child and baby carrier, that has a waist strap, a carry bag that extends from a lower end which is connected to the waist strap to an upper end region and has a bottom section adjacent to the lower end, as well as an upper body section extending upward from the lower bottom section. Two shoulder straps extend from the upper end region of the carry bag. So that the small child and baby carrier can be used over a longer age and/or size interval of the child, the small child and baby carrier is furthermore provided with an extension element, arranged detachably between the two shoulder straps in the upper end region of the carry bag and designed to extend the upper body section when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Lewon Schaarschmidt
  • Patent number: 9498071
    Abstract: A harness system comprised of a harness assembly having adjustable shoulder and waist straps connected therewith secured at two points of engagement to an anchoring assembly permanently anchored to a baby carrier. A padding member is attached to the shoulder strap of the harness assembly extending over either side of the user's shoulder. The adjustability of the present invention provides a system that accommodates users of various sizes. The anchoring assembly is comprised of a plurality of washers, a plurality of anchoring straps, and at least one spacer secured to a carrier bar of the carrier by a fastener and a lock nut. Two anchoring straps on each side of the carrier allow the harness assembly to be releasably anchored to either side of the anchoring assembly depending upon the user's preference. Once the harness assembly is connected to the carrier, the user may carry the carrier “hands-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Ralph Mossman
  • Patent number: 9380888
    Abstract: A child carrier having a waist belt, an upper torso support, a hammock coupled to the waist belt and to the upper torso support, and a thigh support strap extending to each side of the hammock. Each thigh support strap has an inward end portion proximate to the hammock and an outward end portion configured for selective coupling to the upper torso support in multiple positions. When the thigh support straps are coupled to the upper torso support, the hammock and the thigh support straps form a seat to support a child in an ergonomic spread-squat position in inward and outward facing orientations. The shape of the seat adjusts depending on the positions in which the outward end portions of the thigh support straps are coupled to the upper torso support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: THE ERGO BABY CARRIER, INC.
    Inventors: Rodney V. Telford, Daruni M. Gotel, Carol J. Lubick
  • Patent number: 9326619
    Abstract: A multi-function baby carrier is disclosed. Embodiments include a lightweight, portable baby carrier capable of supporting a baby safely and securely. Embodiments also include a lightweight, portable baby carrier capable of being held with a single hand and function as a portable baby swing. Embodiments further include a lightweight, portable baby carrier capable of being used, together with the weight of the baby, for resistance-training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Scott H. Krass
  • Patent number: 9295341
    Abstract: A convertible bag with storage compartments, pockets, and bottle compartments for carrying diapers, bottles, childcare supplies, or other general items. The bag can convert into a sling for carrying a child. The storage compartments, pockets, and bottle compartments of the convertible bag can still be accessed by a user even when a child is being carried in the converted sling configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Heather Sonnenberg
  • Patent number: 9259100
    Abstract: A childcare device including a base in the shape of a closed loop; a cavity bounded and defined by the closed loop; and wherein the device is adapted to receive a part of a child's body through the cavity; and the base is independently usable as a baby sling, a walking aid or a seat safety strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Creative Nuances Ltd.
    Inventor: Charis Hui Yee Ng
  • Patent number: 9179787
    Abstract: A wrap for carrying a young human comprising two rectangular pieces of fabric and a fastening device comprising a plurality of apertures, wherein the first end of the first piece of fabric is secured to the portion of the fastening device disposed between the inner aperture and the first middle aperture, and wherein the third end or the second piece of fabric is secured to the portion of the fastening device disposed between the inner aperture and the third middle aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Little Joey LLC
    Inventor: Eliana Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20150136824
    Abstract: A backcarrying including a carrying portion having a top, a bottom, a front, a rear and two sides. A strap arrangement can also be included for carrying the carrying portion as a backcarrying. The strap arrangement can have a pair of carrying straps. Each carrying strap can be secured to the carrying portion at about the bottom and extend upwardly along respective sides of the carrying portion, and redirected at about the top of said respective sides to extend around to the rear of the carrying portion, and being redirected at about the top of the rear to extend downwardly for securement at about the bottom of the carrying portion at the rear. The strap arrangement can redirect forces to support a load in the carrying portion from the sides of the carrying portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Joan F. Demskey
  • Patent number: 8992451
    Abstract: A shoulder orthosis is provided having an arm support and an optional arm spacer connected to the arm support. The arm support includes an arm retainer and a supportive strapping system. One optional arm spacer includes a pair of individual pillows which are attachably combinable with one another at a first face of the first individual pillow and a face of the second individual pillow to form one combined pillow having a first shape. The individual pillows are alternately attachably combinable with one another at a second face of the first individual pillow and the face of the second individual pillow to form another combined pillow having a second shape different from the first shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Breg, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Fout
  • Publication number: 20150069097
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for adjusting the length of a carrying section of a child carrier, intended for carrying a child on an adult's front, back, or hip, the carrier comprising further upper support elements attached to the carrying section and to be placed over the wearer's shoulders, and lower support elements to be placed around the wearer's body, wherein the carrier is equipped with adjustment elements, with which a multi-stepped or stepless length adjustment of the carrying section is arranged to be carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: BABYIDEA OY
    Inventor: Bettina LINDBLOM
  • Patent number: 8973793
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to infant support garments configured for supporting and maintaining an infant against a wearer of the garment. In one exemplary embodiment, the garment provides a first pocket suitable for placement and securing of an infant. The garment further provides a second pocket that is adjustable to provide further securing and support of the infant. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the garment further provides a third pocket for added securing and support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Julie Arvan
  • Patent number: 8944682
    Abstract: A convertible clutch purse is disclosed that converts to a billowy sash and vice versa. The purse is formed of an elongated composite fabric structure having an inner sheet and an outer billowed sheet attached together to form, in one embodiment, a generally oval shaped body. A selectively closable pocket is sandwiched between the inner and outer sheets, wherein the pocket is accessible along one edge joining the inner and outer sheets, and wherein the sash may be folded into the pocket to convert the sash into the clutch purse. An alternative embodiment converts from the purse to a stole or scarf having free ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Uncaged, LLC
    Inventor: Angela A. Lee
  • Patent number: 8936314
    Abstract: A multi-purpose seat for a child includes a seat body, a protecting sheet, a shoulder strap and an encircle belt. The seat body has two upper straps respectively defined on two sides of the seat body. The protecting sheet has two upper buckles which are connected with the two upper straps respectively. The protecting sheet has two through holes for passing through two legs of a child respectively. Two ends of the shoulder strap are assembled on a rear side of the seat body and two ends of the encircle belt are assembled to the shoulder strap. Under this arrangement, a user carries the child sitting on the seat body by the shoulder strap; besides, the seat body is fixed on a car seat and the encircle belt is encircled the car seat, so that the child sits on the seat body securely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventors: Ching-Chi Lai, Tang-Jen Lai
  • Patent number: 8919623
    Abstract: A beverage carriage if provided for wear around a user's waist area. The apparatus includes an accessory that attaches to a user's waist area. A hanger depends from the accessory, the hanger having an upwardly positioned socket. A mounted sleeve has a top opening having an opening that enables a contained beverage to be housed within the sleeve interior. A curved panel/plate fits inside the sleeve. A projecting member is attached to the curved panel/plate and extends through the insulated sleeve to a position spaced externally of the sleeve. A detachable connector joins the projecting member to the hanger when the detachable connector is lowered into the socket via the open top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Victor James Bergeron, Creighton Pier Ward, Mark J. Gabriel, Clarence Barton Kemper, III, Krista Wohlfeil, Donald Scott Rogers, Melissa B. Rogers, Billy James McDonald
  • Patent number: 8919622
    Abstract: A beverage carriage if provided for wear around a user's waist area. The apparatus includes an accessory that attaches to a user's waist area. A hanger depends from the accessory, the hanger having an upwardly positioned socket. A mounted sleeve has a top opening having an opening that enables a contained beverage to be housed within the sleeve interior. A curved panel/plate fits inside the sleeve. A projecting member is attached to the curved panel/plate and extends through the insulated sleeve to a position spaced externally of the sleeve. A detachable connector joins the projecting member to the hanger when the detachable connector is lowered into the socket via the open top. A locking member moves between locking and release positions, the locking member automatically interlocking with the connector when the connector is lowered into the socket, the locking member having a manually operated release portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Guide's Choice Inc
    Inventors: Mark J. Gabriel, Clarence Barton Kemper, III, Victor James Bergeron, Creighton Pier Ward, Melissa B. Rogers, Billy James McDonald, Krista Wohlfeil, Donald Scott Rogers
  • Patent number: 8898839
    Abstract: An evacuation sled for non-ambulatory patients preferably including a sheet having a plurality of handholds disposed about the left and right side edges of the sheet, each handhold comprising an opening with a reinforcement above the opening. A plurality of patient retention straps are coupled to the sheet and are configured to secure a patient in the sheet when the sheet is curved upward about the patient. A pull strap is coupled through a head of the sheet and is configured to permit a person to drag the patient strapped to the sheet. Preferably, a foot strap is affixed to the head pull strap and coupled to the foot of the sheet. The foot strap is configured to cause, when tension is applied to the head pull strap, at least one portion of the plastic sheet foot to raise upward and at least partially enclose the feet of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Evacusled Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Kenalty, Miriam Gordon
  • Publication number: 20140346200
    Abstract: An apparatus for an infant carrier configured to carry an infant therein. The apparatus comprises: a handle assembly; and a carrier-nesting assembly. The carrier-nesting assembly is configured to: receivably and supportably nest the infant carrier; and couple with the handle assembly in such a way that once the handle assembly is extended away from the infant carrier received by the carrier-nesting assembly, the carrier-nesting assembly is configured to provide an instance of a junction of branch members located on opposite sides of the infant carrier. A weight of the infant carrier and of the infant received in the infant carrier is safely supported by the carrier-nesting assembly once the carrier-nesting assembly is set apart from the ground. Instances of the junction of branch members that are formed by the carrier-nesting assembly improve lateral stability of the infant carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Joe Carl Strickland
  • Publication number: 20140299639
    Abstract: A baby nursing and carrying device, specifically one that allows a mother to switch breasts when breastfeeding a baby while still remaining covered and while still supporting the baby. When not in use for breastfeeding purposes, a mother can use the device for easily carrying the baby without strain on the mother's back and without having to support the baby with her hands, thus allowing the mother's hands to be free to do other things.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Vivian Muehlen
  • Patent number: 8851342
    Abstract: An arm rest for the handle of an infant carrier is suited to support the infant carrier from a user's forearm upon a primary support with a secondary support at the rear of the primary support and disposed transversely to the primary support for interacting with the user's upper arm. A receptor attached to the top of the primary support receives the handle of an infant carrier and clamps to it. The receptor swivels with respect to the primary support to allow the user to enjoy natural arm movement while carrying the infant carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Nicholas D Carbone
  • Publication number: 20140292049
    Abstract: A rigid wearable child carrier with shoulder strap, restraint system with integrated handle, and kickstands to be used with a corresponding car seat wherein the child carrier operates both independently and in conjunction with the car seat and the car seat operates independently and also operates normally when the carrier is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: John David St. Pierre
  • Publication number: 20140296045
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus for exercising with an infant, the exercise apparatus including: an infant retaining portion for retaining the infant; and a linking portion extending from the infant retaining portion, the linking portion configured to link the infant retaining portion to a user, wherein the linking portion permits the user, when linked, to hold the weight of the retained infant with their hands at a distance away from the users body, the distance being such that the arms of the user are substantially extended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SMILING SLING PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Blaze Krstanoski-Blazeski
  • Patent number: 8789730
    Abstract: A backpack employs a collapsible stretcher and a collapsible wheel assembly. The backpack may be transformed from a compact mode suitable for portability of the backpack to an extended mode wherein the stretcher is extended. A pair of wheels are inflated so that the wheels at one end contact the terrain and at the other end the stretcher is engaged to the backpack to provide for an efficient transport of an injured individual placed in the stretcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: David E. Mroczka
  • Patent number: 8783530
    Abstract: An infant carrier and implement storage assembly provides for comfortable and safe carrying of an infant and necessary implements needed for caring for the infant. The assembly includes a pocket having a front panel, a rear panel, a closed bottom end, an open top, a first side, and a second side. The first side and second side each extend between the bottom end and the open top. A pair of leg apertures extends through the front panel proximate the bottom end of the pocket to receive legs of an infant positioned in the pocket. A first strap is coupled to the rear panel of the pocket for coupling the pocket to a person. A first side closure and second side closure are each coupled to and extend along opposite side of the pocket to allow use of the pocket in an open position as a changing pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Hazel A. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20140166705
    Abstract: An infant carrier comprises three interconnected loops of fabric, the three interconnected loops comprising a first loop, a second loop and a third loop. The first and second loops are each configured for being worn over a respective shoulder of a wearer, and the third loop is configured for being worn about the waist of the wearer. The first, second and third loops cooperate to support an infant when worn by the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Stacey Vukovics
  • Patent number: 8752739
    Abstract: A baby carrier adapted for carrying a child either face-to face or in forward-facing position includes chest straps, which are arranged to extend around both shoulder regions of the wearer, a waist belt connected to the chest straps, and a carrier bag mounted on the chest straps and the waist belt and including a front piece which together with at least the chest straps forms a carrier pouch, having leg openings. At least the lower portion of the front piece is connected to the waist belt and forms a first seat support, and the front piece is at an upper portion detachably connected to respective chest strap by a connecting device. A second wider seat support is at least partially detachably arranged between the waist belt and a region of the front piece at a level corresponding to the waist belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Babybjorn AB
    Inventors: Håkan Bergkvist, Filip Sauer
  • Publication number: 20140151414
    Abstract: A camouflage baby sling is disclosed herein. Specifically, a camouflage baby sling can comprise a baby sling and a camouflage pattern, which is capable of visually blending the appearance of a baby sling and a baby with an outdoor environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Arthur Paul Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20140084032
    Abstract: An infant basket comprises: a basket body; two pivot plates formed with notches; two hollow connectors pivoted to the pivot plates; two latch members mounted in the hollow connectors and operable to engage and disengage the notches; and a handle having two hollow end portions. The hollow connectors are mounted detachably in the hollow end portions such that the latch members are disposed within the hollow end portions. The latch members are co-rotatable with the handle and the hollow connectors relative to the pivot plates about a rotation axis from an upright position to a lie-back position relative to the basket body when the latch members are disengaged from the notches, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Xiao-Song Duan
  • Publication number: 20140084031
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improvement that can be used on any baby carrier in place of a conventional buckle waist or a conventional tie waist. The wide strap system is threaded through a set of rings or a large buckle on the side of a wearer's torso and can increase comfort, support and smooth the appearance of bulging that a typical narrow or tying waist strap waist gives to the wearer. Therefore, women and men will use the improved baby carrier for a longer period of time, thus increasing the bonding experience between parent and child.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Johna Nicole Bowden
  • Publication number: 20140076943
    Abstract: A childcare device including a base in the shape of a closed loop; a cavity bounded and defined by the closed loop; and wherein the device is adapted to receive a part of a child's body through the cavity; and the base is independently usable as a baby sling, a walking aid or a seat safety strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: CREATIVE NUANCES LTD.
    Inventor: Charis Hui Yee NG
  • Patent number: 8662506
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-function cart for storing and transporting emergency or other supplies. The multi-function cart comprises two shells that can be secured together to form a transportable storage container. When separated, each shell is convertible into various configurations that can be used to sustain life during and after a disaster as well as to clean-up and rebuild after a disaster has occurred. The multi-function cart can also be used recreationally. In this manner, the multi-function cart enables victims to quickly care for themselves, and encourages victims to immediately begin the clean-up and rebuilding process. Each shell is convertible into different configurations using various tubes. Hub brackets on opposing sides of the shell include adapters to which any of the tubes can be connected. The tubes can be connected to the adapters in an upward or a downward orientation to form different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Troy Bengtzen
  • Patent number: 8636181
    Abstract: A child carrier that may be worn by an adult and support a child in either a forward-facing or rearward-facing position is provided. The child carrier may include a pouch assembly including a bottom portion and a front portion, where the weight of the child in a first position is configured to be substantially supported by the bottom portion. The child carrier may further include a removable insert configured to be removably installed into the child carrier, where when the removable insert is installed in the child carrier, the weight of the child in a second position is configured to be substantially supported by the removable insert. The child carrier may further include a harness assembly attached to the pouch assembly, where the removable insert may be configured to be attached at one end to the pouch assembly and at another end to the harness assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Britax Child Safety, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Gunter, Jeanna Rimmer, Delsie Herrera, William Flood
  • Publication number: 20130327797
    Abstract: An infant carrier which supports one or more infants in a recumbent position on the back of a user. The infant carrier of present invention includes a central frame upon which an infant support assembly is mounted for carrying an infant in a position which supports the head, neck and body of the infant, so that an infant without sufficiently developed head and neck control may be carried safely and comfortably. The carrier includes a removable canopy for protecting carried infants from the elements. Additionally, the infant carrier enables a user to attach a storage bag or other items selected by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin Michael Bray
  • Publication number: 20130299532
    Abstract: A wrap for carrying a young human comprising two rectangular pieces of fabric and a fastening device comprising a plurality of apertures, wherein the first end of the first piece of fabric is secured to the portion of the fastening device disposed between the inner aperture and the first middle aperture, and wherein the third end or the second piece of fabric is secured to the portion of the fastening device disposed between the inner aperture and the third middle aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Eliana Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20130248565
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for guards which attach to a baby carrier and protect a pelvic area of a caregiver wearing the baby carrier. The resulting improved baby carrier physically blocks and/or damps the force of kicks and other motions of an infant positioned in the baby carrier, particularly a front facing infant having a degree of leg movement freedom. The guard may be shaped with a substantially widened portion to provide increased coverage for the entire pelvic area of the caregiver. This comprehensive protection may be especially appreciated by male caregivers, whose pelvic regions would otherwise be unprotected. A variety of form factors are described, including a hanging guard, a pocketed guard, a wrap-around guard, and a through-buckle guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: KICCUP, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew I. Atherton
  • Patent number: 8528797
    Abstract: A rescue device is disclosed for rescuing a child from a life threatening situation. The device includes a container for the reception therein of the child. A cover cooperates with the container such that when the child has been placed within the container, the container and the cover cooperate together to define a safe enclosure for the evacuation of the child from the life threatening situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Templeton, Robert J. Gold