Convertible Patents (Class 280/30)
  • Patent number: 11345262
    Abstract: An infant car seat includes a seat base and a stability leg. The stability leg is rotatably disposed under the seat base. The stability leg includes an upper leg tube, a rotary member and a first latch. The upper leg tube includes at least one opening. The rotary member includes a pivoting portion and an encircling portion. The pivoting portion is rotatably connected to the seat base. The encircling portion is connected to the pivoting portion and slidably disposed on the upper leg tube. The first latch is disposed on the rotary member, and adapted to detachably engage with the at least one opening for constraining a movement between the rotary member and the upper leg tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Andrew Ma, Kyle S Mason
  • Patent number: 11273669
    Abstract: An omni-track system for mounting onto a wheel may include a plurality of track segments. Each of the plurality of track segments may include a male connector, a female connector, a roller mount, and at least one roller. The female connector may be arranged opposite the male connector. The roller mount may be fixedly secured to the track segment. The at least one roller may be rotatably secured to the roller mount. The plurality of track segments may be linked together to fully encompass an outer circumference of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas A. Moore
  • Patent number: 11247139
    Abstract: An activity box includes two pairs of wheels having blind holes, two axles having two ends releasably insertable into the blind holes, and a box defining a space having a defined volume sufficiently large to fit the axles. The wheels include a first magnetically attractable component. The axles include a second magnetically attractable component secured at each end of each axle. The axles have a length spanning a width of the box, which has two pairs of through holes on two opposing sides to accommodate the axles, such that the axles are threaded through the through holes. The two pairs of wheels are rotatably attached to the box by magnetically coupling the first magnetically attractable component to the second magnetically attractable component, such that the activity box is configured to be used as a cart that can be rolled over a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Lovevery, Inc.
    Inventors: Israel David Catz, Jessica Thacher Crolick Rolph, Claire Way-June Liu, Thomas Creason Rigby, Philip Jacob Fouts
  • Patent number: 11242691
    Abstract: A collapsible mobile stage may be folded into a configuration and the shape of a trailer that may be hauled by a truck. The collapsible mobile stage includes an elevated framework supported by telescoping columns. The elevated framework may be used to support lighting, audio and visual systems. The mobile stage also provides seating for an audience on either side of a central stage supported by a platform. The platform includes a central segment between two opposing lateral segments. The lateral segments may be folded up to form the sides of a trailer while the central segment forms the bottom of the trailer. Audience seating sections may be folded over the platform segments to create the roof of the trailer. Audience seating as well as the elevated framework may be stored within the trailer or within a secondary trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Steven Williams
  • Patent number: 11241982
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an infant vehicle seat that is capable of independent movement. The infant vehicle seat may include a base including a shell enclosing a seating area and an infant restraint harness. The infant vehicle seat may include four legs, each pivotably mounted to the base and including a joint between an upper segment and a lower segment. The infant vehicle seat may include a first actuator for each leg coupled with the base and the respective upper segment and configured to pivot the leg with respect to the base. The infant vehicle seat may include a second actuator for each leg coupled with the upper segment and the lower segment and configured to bend and extend the leg. The infant vehicle seat may include a control system configured to translate an input command into a series of control signals for each of the first actuators and second actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ricky Jukuei Hsu
  • Patent number: 11180175
    Abstract: A child carrying device comprising a frame mounted on a set of wheels or castors to enable the device to be manually conveyed thereon, and a seat mounted on said frame, said device including adjustment means for selectively reconfiguring the device such that it is operable as any one of a stroller, a child back carrier and a high chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: RSG INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Rajesh Desai, Graham Kingett
  • Patent number: 11161434
    Abstract: A child safety seat (1) for a vehicle, the child safety seat (1) comprises a seat body (2) and a frame (3) which is removably secured to or securable onto an existing vehicle seat (VS) in a rearward configuration, the seat body (2) comprising a back portion (20) and a seat portion (21), the frame (3) being pivotably attached to the back portion (20) of the seat body (2) such that, in use, the seat body (2) is arranged to pivot about the pivotable attachment to the frame (3) during a vehicular accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Kevin Scott Macliver
  • Patent number: 11118830
    Abstract: A non-powered cooler system with an integrated powered vacuum sealer wherein the outer body may be made up of a hard casing of hard plastic material or soft waterproof material. A lid for a container includes a frame, the frame removably connected to the container, a lid pivotally connected to the frame, the lid configured to cover and seal an inner volume of the container, a table pivotally connected to the frame, the table having at least one support connected thereto and a vacuum sealer connected to the frame, the vacuum sealer configured to seal food wherein the lid subassembly removable from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Brian Keith McKinnon
  • Patent number: 11084513
    Abstract: A wagon frame assembly and a system using the same are disclosed herein. In one or more embodiments, an adjustable wagon frame assembly includes a frame structure having a plurality of frame members, the frame structure configured to fit at least partially inside a wagon bed of a pull-type wagon, the frame structure configured to support one or more objects proximate to a periphery of the wagon bed so as to leave a central region of the wagon bed open for transporting one or more additional objects, one or more people, and/or one or more animals. In these one or more embodiments, at least one of the plurality of frame members is adjustable relative to at least another of the plurality of frame members so as to enable the frame structure to fit a plurality of wagon beds having different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Lynnelle Renee Tschiggfrie, Richard James Tschiggfrie
  • Patent number: 11059510
    Abstract: Strollers with removable seats and related methods are disclosed herein. An example stroller includes a wheeled frame, a receiver coupled to the frame, and a seat. The seat includes a hub, a mount, and a lock disposed in the mount. The lock is to move from a first positon to a second position when the mount is disposed in the receiver to removably couple the seat to the frame. The seat includes a handle and a pin disposed between the handle and the hub. The handle is moveable from a retracted position to an extended position when the pin is in a third position relative to the handle and the lock is to move from the second position to the first position when the handle moves from the retracted position to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: KOLCRAFT ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Eyman, Peter Rolicki, Wes Thomas, Kenneth J. Bargo
  • Patent number: 11058198
    Abstract: Wheeled luggage with a seat is disclosed. In one embodiment, a seat base is secured to the upper surface of the suitcase and offset from a collapsible tote handle. A slot extends through the central base of the seat base and is configured to accommodate a handle secured to the suitcase. A pair of handholds are offset from the seat base at the front and rear with an open span between the pair of handholds. The seat base permits a user, such as a child, to straddle the wheeled luggage with legs astride of the suitcase to scoot along a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: John Theodore Ubben
  • Patent number: 11045014
    Abstract: An example baby carrier includes an enclosure, a seat configured to receive a baby, a back frame, and a first support frame. The first support frame includes an extendable arm having a handle, a first hinged leg, and a first wheel mounted to the first leg. The baby carrier is configured to reversibly transition between at least a stowed mode, a stroller mode, and a carrier mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: BridgeHub LLC
    Inventors: Yongmei Wang, Ting Wang, Xinlin Ye, Jianyong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10994763
    Abstract: Foldable strollers with removable seats and related methods are disclosed herein. An example stroller disclosed herein a wheeled frame, a receiver coupled to the frame, and a seat. The seat includes a mount, a lock disposed in the mount; and a handle having an extended positon and a retracted position relative to the seat. The lock is to move from a first position to a second position when the mount is disposed in the receiver to removably couple the seat to the frame, and the lock to move from the second position to the first position to release the seat from the receiver when the handle moves from the retracted position to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KOLCRAFT ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Rolicki, Mark Eyman, Wes Thomas, Kenneth J. Bargo
  • Patent number: 10875560
    Abstract: A height adjustable plumber's support includes an elongated board having top and bottom major surfaces that extend from a proximal end to a distal end of the elongated board, a cushioned pad covering a central region of the top major surface, a head pad covering the top major surface adjacent the distal end of the elongated board, a foot pad covering the top major surface adjacent the proximal end of the elongated board, and a pair of flexible handles secured to opposite lateral sides of the elongated board. The height adjustable plumber's support includes a foldable support leg secured to the proximal end of the elongated board. The foldable support leg has a vertical section and a horizontally extending section. The foldable support leg is height adjustable for adjusting the height of the proximal end of the elongated board over a floor surface, such as when the distal end of the elongated board is inserted into a cabinet having an elevated base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: John Frolander
  • Patent number: 10703397
    Abstract: A hand truck that includes frame assembly, wheels and a toe plate assembly. The frame assembly includes two side members and a base member extending between the lower ends of the side members. The toe plate assembly is rotatably mounted to the frame so that the toe plate is able to rotate between an operating position in which the toe portion extends forward for sliding under and lifting loads and the toe plate rests against the base member of the frame and a storage position in which the toe plate rests upon the wheel axle and an intermediate shipping position such that when the wheels are removed the hand truck may fit into a box having a minimum depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Harper Trucks, Inc.
    Inventor: José Angel Caceres Mendoza
  • Patent number: 10603232
    Abstract: A wheelchair lifting device is disclosed. The wheelchair lifting device has a stationary platform, a movable lift assembly, a number of motorized lifting jacks, a foot stand platform, a battery power supply and a wireless lift controller and receiver. The movable lift assembly is attached to the stationary platform by the lifting jacks, and the movable lift assembly can be lifted and lowered relative to the stationary platform by the lifting jacks. The base of the movable lift assembly may be level with or nearly level with the stationary platform when in a lowered position to enable a wheelchair to roll onto the lift assembly without requiring a ramp. In some embodiments, the wheelchair lift includes a scale to weigh the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Marc Levine
  • Patent number: 10605515
    Abstract: A foot assembly includes a block retainer and a non-skid block. The block retainer is configured to be positioned at least proximate to an edge between a bottom surface and a side surface of a structure. The block retainer includes a planar portion, an angled portion, and a front surface. The planar portion has an interior surface configured to contact the bottom surface. The angled portion is diposed at an angle from the planar portion and includes an interior surface configured to contact an angled contact surface of the structure. The front surface includes a first dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF). The non-skid block is connected to the planar portion and includes an exterior portion extending from the front surface away from the structure and includes a second DCOF greater than the first DCOF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl R. Stanford, Robert A. Astle, Gary Phillips
  • Patent number: 10596930
    Abstract: A trackable baby carriage system, including a trackable baby carriage to communicate with a mobile device, and a detachable and trackable car seat detachably disposed within the trackable baby carriage to hold a child therein and to communicate with the mobile device, such that the mobile device independently tracks a location of the trackable baby carriage and the detachable and trackable car seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Melissa Chiesa
  • Patent number: 10597188
    Abstract: A configurable container assembly is described. Embodiments of the configurable container assembly can include a container having a plurality of slots located around a perimeter of a top of the container. The slots can be configured to receive protrusions of one or more accessories. The configurable container assembly can be implemented in a closed configuration and an open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Tailgate N Go
    Inventor: Ron Johnson
  • Patent number: 10588422
    Abstract: A foldable baby chair including a bottom portion, a back portion, and a hinged joint connecting the bottom portion to the back portion, wherein the bottom portion and the back portion include a substantially similar and substantially rectangular shape and size, and wherein the hinged joint is to allow the back portion to be configured in different pre-defined positions in relation to the bottom portion, the predefined positions including at least one of a position substantially at 90° to the bottom portion to be configured in a upright chair position, a position wherein the back portion is substantially parallel to the bottom portion, and a position wherein the back portion is substantially 180° and planar to the bottom portion. The baby chair may further include a set of foldable legs fixed to the bottom portion, wherein the set of foldable legs include any of plastic and aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KiddieGo, LLC
    Inventor: Emma Torres
  • Patent number: 10575681
    Abstract: A cooler system having a plurality of integral, insulated walls forming a partially enclosed inner cavity, a stand base attached to a bottom surface of the inner cavity, a lid configured to cover an opening to the inner cavity, and a lid aperture located in the lid configured to allow a pole inserted into the stand base such that a pole may be secured in the stand base and extend vertically through the lid aperture and support the attachment of a grill to the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Keith Womack
  • Patent number: 10548784
    Abstract: A seat base assembly for a wheelchair includes a dock configured to be mounted to a vehicle frame. An attenuating mechanism is operatively connected to the dock to absorb impact between the vehicle frame and a wheelchair. An interface assembly is operatively connected to the attenuating mechanism to connect a wheelchair to the attenuating mechanism. A crashworthy wheelchair includes a seat having arm rests and a seat back extending therefrom. Front wheels and back wheels are operatively connected to the seat. Each arm rest includes a downward opening slot configured to accommodate a respective one of the back wheels during a negative G event. The wheelchair can include a hook extending down ward from the seat to engage with a respective mating portion of the seat base assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tony Grampe, Matthew Davies
  • Patent number: 10537484
    Abstract: A wheel chair lifting device with a stationary platform, a movable lift assembly, four motorized scissors jacks, a foot stand platform, a battery power supply and a wireless lift controller and receiver. The four scissors jacks each placed on one corner of the stationary platform. The movable lift assembly is attached at each corner to the for scissors jacks. The movable assembly can of be lifted and lowered by the four scissors jacks. The scissors jacks are powered by the battery power supply. The motors of the lift jacks are activated by a wireless hand held controller. The base of the movable lift assembly is level with the stationary platform so that no ramp is required for rolling a wheel chair onto the lift assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Marc D. Levine
  • Patent number: 10526000
    Abstract: A child stroller apparatus includes a rear and a front leg frame respectively having a first and a second side segment, and a handle frame having a grip portion and a third side segment that are respectively connected fixedly with a first and a second joining part pivotally connected with each other, the second and third side segments being respectively connected pivotally with the first side segment. A latch is disposed between the first and second joining parts, and can lock the grip portion in an unfolded position relative to the third side segment. A cable has two opposite ends respectively anchored with the grip portion and the third side segment, wraps around a prominent portion provided on one of the first and second joining parts, and is tensioned to bias the grip portion to fold toward the third side segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventor: Andrew J. Horst
  • Patent number: 10501104
    Abstract: This invention is for an improved combination chaise lounge and tote cart and especially to an chaise lounge and tote cart which can be folded to a storage position and can be quickly converted between a tote cart and a chaise lounge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Stanley R Simmons, Leon F Wasson
  • Patent number: 10486728
    Abstract: A collapsible dolly assembly includes a pair of frames that are each selectively urged between a deployed position and a collapsed position. A pair of rear wheels is rotatably coupled to the frame to roll along a support surface. A pair of front wheels is rotatably coupled to the frame to roll along the support surface. A dolly is hingedly coupled to the frame to support an object thereby facilitating the object to be transported along the support surface. A pair of skid units is movably coupled to an associated one of the frames. Each of the skid units is selectively positioned in a deployed position. In this way each of the skid units frictionally engages a staircase thereby facilitating the object to be urged upwardly and downwardly along the staircase. A braking unit is movably coupled to the frame to selectively engage the staircase when the skid unit is positioned in the deployed position. Thus, the braking unit retains the object at a selected point along the staircase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Emily Kim
  • Patent number: 10427558
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a safety seat that is used in vehicles and convertible as a pushchair and mainly includes safety seat, housing, converter mechanism, at least one front wheel, at least one rear wheel, a telescopic handle and a plurality of light sources. Safety seat enables user to safely seat thereon. Housing accommodates safety seat thereon. Housing also houses front wheels and rear wheels while in folded configuration and supports front wheels and rear wheels in un-folded configuration. Housing has a front wall that can be used as a leg support. Converter mechanism easily converts safety seat in a first configuration for use in a vehicle and a second configuration for use as a pushchair. Telescopic handle, when extended, helps pushing pushchair and when retracted can be used as safety seat. Light source illuminates the area in surrounding safety seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Clifford Gregory Dickens
  • Patent number: 10369688
    Abstract: A support frame for a power tool includes a top configured to support a table top and a bottom arranged opposite and parallel to the top. The bottom is configured to support the support frame on a surface when the support frame is in a first position. The support frame further includes a side arranged between the top and the bottom and configured to support the support frame on the surface when the support frame is in a second position. When the support frame is in the first position and the second position, the table top is spaced apart from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Koegel
  • Patent number: 10351027
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat shell having a child seating area configured to hold an infant or small child and a mounting base for securing the seat shell into a vehicle. The seat shell includes handle mounts located on opposite lateral sides of the seating area configured to attach opposing ends a movable carry handle in a manner enabling pivoting movement thereof. The carry handle includes a pair of lock mechanisms, one disposed at each handle end that enables the handle to be fixed into a selected pivotal position. Each lock mechanism includes a release actuator enabling the lock mechanism to be unlocked so that the carry handle may be repositioned. The release actuators are interconnected in a manner such that releasing movement of one will be transferred to the other, enabling simultaneous release of both lock mechanisms by operation of either release actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Mitchell L. Shellenberger
  • Patent number: 10343704
    Abstract: A foldable stroller frame comprising a lower frame. The lower frame has a front frame section and a rear frame section which are pivotal relative to one another. The lower frame also has a hinge device linking the front frame section to the rear frame section. The hinge device has at least two parts pivotally coupled together and rotatable about a movable axis of rotation between a deployed state and a collapsed state. The hinge device also has a handle arranged along the axis of rotation for grasping by a user to enable the hinge device to be operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Stroller Tech Limited
    Inventor: Michael John Oakes
  • Patent number: 10315681
    Abstract: The stroller can be folded into a more compact space. The stroller can include a pair of handle frames that include an upper handle frame, a lower handle frame, and a handle frame folding mechanism. The stroller can also include at least one rear wheel frame, at least one front wheel frame, a first frame folding mechanism rotatably connecting the front wheel frame, the rear wheel frame and one of the lower handle frames, and a second frame folding mechanism rotatably connecting the front wheel frame, the rear wheel frame, and the other of the lower handle frames. A seat can be attached to the stroller frame in a forward or rearward facing configuration. The stroller can be compactly folded with the seat still attached to the stroller frame in both the forward and rearward facing configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BABY JOGGER, LLC
    Inventors: Jordi Dorca Pujol, Zuan Zeng, Matthew Luis Rivera
  • Patent number: 10286763
    Abstract: A tonneau cover having integrated power sources and other accessories includes an outer portion and an inner structural portion. The power source may be one or more solar panels with associated power storage units for storing electrical energy. Accessories may include at least one rear warning sensor attached to a rear facing portion of the tonneau cover and configured to detect a distance to a following vehicle. A visual warning indicator may also be attached to the rear facing portion of the tonneau cover to indicate to the following vehicle when it is following too closely. Side lights and emergency lights integrated into the cover may also be included, as may additional accessories or ports for same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: James Capiak, Keith Flatt, Robert Stephenson, II
  • Patent number: 10286938
    Abstract: A backpack cart that can be used on rugged terrain and can hold a variety of sizes of backpacks. The cart includes a pair of wheels, a central post, a horizontal support member, a lower strap holding member, an upper strap holding member, a handle member, a pack support plate and a lower support post. The horizontal support member terminates on each side in a wheel retaining shaft holding large pneumatic wheels. The central post is attached to the horizontal support member. The pack support plate is attached the horizontal support holder. The upper and lower strap holding members are attached to the central post. The handle is attached to the top of the central post facing in the opposite direction of the pack support plate. The lower support post is attached to the pack support plate and in a downward orientation allowing its lower tip to touch the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Ramey
  • Patent number: 10258166
    Abstract: A child restraint seat includes a seat unit, a locking mechanism and a releasing handle. The locking mechanism is disposed on the seat unit and adapted to fix the seat unit onto a first external structural unit. The locking mechanism includes a latch base disposed on the seat unit, a first latching component movably disposed on the latch base, and a lock releasing component connected to the first latching component. The first latching component is adapted to move relative to a first constraining component of the first external structural unit for switching between a closed position and an open position. The releasing handle is disposed on the seat unit and connected to the lock releasing component, the releasing handle is utilized to drive the lock releasing component to move the first latching component from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Bruce Williams, Gregory Sellers
  • Patent number: 10259479
    Abstract: A game cart for hauling or carrying a large game animal is collapsible between a deployed position and a collapsed position. The game cart includes an extension member moveably connected with a frame. The extension member rotates about a pivot axis to collapse first and second legs inwardly towards the frame. First and second wheels may be removed from operational stub axles on the first and second legs and may be stored on storage stub axles attached to the extension member. When the game cart is collapsed, the wheels are carried by the extension member so as to allow the entire cart to be carried by a strap. After the cart is carried by a hunter to a remote location, the cart is deployed by reversing the steps of collapsing the cart. The cart carries a hunted large game animal, after a hunt, from a remote location in the wilderness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Altan Safe Outdoors Inc.
    Inventor: Rafi Sagherian
  • Patent number: 10051975
    Abstract: A child seat includes a seat body, and a first and a second support respectively assembled with the seat body via a first and a second connection. The seat body has a seating surface and a bottom surface below the seating surface, and the first and second support are extendable below the bottom surface. The child seat has a first configuration in which the first support is configured as a leg resting board and the second support extends forward toward the first support, and a second configuration in which the first support is folded to a substantially horizontal position and the second support extends rearward so that the child seat is able to stand on the first and second supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Andrew J. Taylor, Anthony V. Ruggiero, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Robert E. Haut, Kyle S. Mason
  • Patent number: 10023218
    Abstract: A carrier mounting (3a, 3b) for supporting an infant carrier on a pushchair chassis, the mounting comprising a socket member having a first socket (17) and a second socket (19) therein, both sockets being configured to receive a correspondingly shaped mounting strut of an infant carrier. The socket member is pivotable between first and second positions such that when the carrier mounting is connected to a pushchair chassis, the first or second socket (17, 19) respectively is locatable in a receiving position in which a longitudinal axis of the respective socket bore is oriented with respect to the pushchair chassis at an angle suitable for receiving a mounting strut of an infant carrier. When the second socket (19) is in its receiving position, said second socket (19) supports the infant carrier at a higher point on the pushchair chassis than the first socket (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Silver Cross (IP) Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Paxton, Philip Taylor
  • Patent number: 9969412
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of an expedition cart are provided. The expedition cart includes a chassis configured and dimensioned to support a load. The expedition cart includes first and second gusset plates attached to the chassis. Each of the first and second gusset plates includes a central body portion and curved fastening edges on either side of the central body portion. The curved fastening edges can be configured and dimensioned to mate against at least a portion of the chassis. Exemplary embodiments of an expedition cart are also provided that include first and second hubs engaged with the chassis, the first and second hubs defining either a single part or a two part design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: McClellan Butte, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Jackson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9944305
    Abstract: A stroller is provided with the ability to removably couple and decouple a seat from the stroller as needed. The stroller can include a stroller frame. The stroller can also include one or more front wheels attached to the stroller frame and one or more rear wheels attached to the stroller frame. The stroller can also include a first seat couple to the stroller frame. The stroller can include first and second seat attachment housings. Each of the seat attachment housings can include a cavity for receiving a corresponding one of the first and second seat attachment adapters. Each of the seat attachment housings can also include a door or cover to prevent access to the respective cavity when not in use. The seat attachment adapters can be coupled to the respective seat attachment housings and a second seat can be coupled to the seat attachment adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: BABY JOGGER, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Hee Lee, Megan Roe, Stacy Noel Simpson, Mark Zehfuss
  • Patent number: 9924806
    Abstract: A portable, foldable, baby-changing table unit is provided attachable to a baby stroller for support thereby. The baby-changing table unit includes connectors for connecting the baby-changing table unit to the stroller's baby car-seat connectors. The baby-changing table unit connectors comprise foldable, transversely adjustable connection legs adapted to mate with the female receptacle connectors on the stroller normally used to releasably connect to a baby car-seat. A flexible changing pad is adapted to be attached to the portable, baby-changing table unit. The flexible changing pad includes a diaper receiver and a handy-wipe receiver. The flexible changing pad serves the dual purpose of functioning also as a carry case for the baby-changing table unit when the table is in a folded condition. An accessory connector assembly may be provided to attach the baby-changing unit to a stroller lacking a baby car-seat connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Penello, Magdalini Penello
  • Patent number: 9885286
    Abstract: An assembly system for assembling a gas turbine engine including a support beam defining a horizontal plane for assembly of engine components along a horizontal axis substantially parallel with the support beam. A forward arm is supported on the support beam for supporting a forward portion of an engine component. An aft arm is supported on the support beam for supporting an aft portion of the engine component. An aft mounting ring is attachable to an aft end of an engine assembly. A forward mounting ring is attachable to a forward end of the engine assembly. A drive is mounted to the aft arm engageable to the aft mounting ring for rotating the engine assembly about the horizontal axis. A roller is supported on the forward arm and engageable to the forward mounting ring to support the first end of the engine assembly during rotation about the horizontal axis. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Gabrielle Murphy, Gregory E. Reinhardt, Robert M. Lewis, Scott L. Peterson
  • Patent number: 9834118
    Abstract: The present application includes a system and method for transporting a car seat outside of a vehicle. The system includes a wheel assembly configured to couple to a portion of the car seat. The wheel assembly attaches to existing base attachment portions on the car seat to minimize any need for retrofit operations. The system further includes a mobility handle configured to adjust in length and couple to a portion of the car seat. The mobility handle is designed to allow an individual to guide and control the movement of the car seat on the wheel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Troy Kunkel, Taylor P. Grant
  • Patent number: 9834239
    Abstract: An Infant car seat stroller that is fully collapsible and can convert to a general use cart. The stroller is universal to accept most car seats and is able to convert to a cart for multiple uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Julianne Schlimm Newton
  • Patent number: 9758067
    Abstract: The child safety seat provides a crotch belt assembly to allow the consumer to adjust the crotch belt's position and length without disassembling the child restraint. The positioner uses two tab-like abutting ends that can slide within the channels so that the positioner may be configured at different positions with respect to the seat section, allowing for quick adjustability from a rear position to a forward position and vice versa. The crotch belt runs through the positioner and is connected to the seat shell with the belt attachment. The rear position will be used for the smaller child and is locked into that position by the second abutting end. The second abutting end is depressed and the positioner is slid forward until the first abutting end engages. During this process, the length of the crotch belt will automatically adjust for proper fit for the larger child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Bruce Williams, Gregory S. Sellers
  • Patent number: 9738181
    Abstract: A convertible car seat, carrier and stroller device includes a car seat that has a frame, which is rigid. The car seat is shaped and sized to a child. A handle, which is extendable, is coupled to a back of the frame. A wheel assembly is coupled to and positioned in a housing that is coupled to a bottom of the frame. The wheel assembly is extensible from the housing and operationally coupled to the handle. Extending the handle lowers the wheel assembly and retracting the handle raises the wheel assembly. The car seat is couplable to a base that is configured to couple to an interior of a vehicle. The base is couplable to the interior of a vehicle and positioned to secure the car seat in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Sara Termini
  • Patent number: 9707985
    Abstract: A handcart comprising a frame, a double handle grip, a load accommodating bottom shelf and a load accommodating top shelf, the top shelf being pivotably secured to the double grip handle, wherein the double grip handle of the handcart includes a U shaped top piece which is secured to the double grip handle by bolts that allow the U shaped piece to pivot or swing to a position parallel to the ground. The pivoting or swinging action of the U shaped top piece is accomplished by way of a spring mechanism fitted onto the double grip handle, thereby allowing the pivotably secured top shelf to accommodate heavy loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Pat Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9694292
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for assisting the transfer of a physically-disabled person into or out of an amusement ride. The apparatus and method involve a base portion having an elevated seat and an associated extension. The base portion is mobile and can be positioned adjacent the amusement ride. The extension is then positioned within the amusement ride to provide a smooth platform that permits the passenger to slide from the elevated seat, down the extension and into an open seat in the amusement ride. The process is reversed to permit the passenger egress from the amusement ride. The base portion also includes at least one wheel assembly and feet upon which the base portion rests during use. When it is necessary to move the base portion, it is simply tilted onto the wheel assembly off of the feet for quick and easy transport. The elevated seat and extension are covered with a comfortable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Rebbie, Philip A. Zirkelbach, Richard W. Snyder, Torrence V. Jenkins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9642767
    Abstract: A personal mobility device includes a pair of rear legs and a pair of front legs pivotably connected to the rear legs via a pair of hubs. A handle, having a loop shape and including a grip portion, is slidably mounted within the pair of hubs so that the height of the grip can be adjusted. The hubs lock the front and rear legs in both an open (unfolded) and closed (folded) configuration. By sliding the handle downward through the hubs, the legs are unlocked from the open position and allowed to pivot until locked in the closed configuration. Conversely, by sliding the handle upward through the hubs, the legs are unlocked from the closed position and allowed to pivot until locked in the open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: EKT LLC
    Inventors: Patricia Kavanagh, Colin Touhey, Henry Ebbott-Burg, Mario A. Turchi, Michael Bambino, Robert Joachim
  • Patent number: 9635955
    Abstract: A multi-mode high chair for a child that may be alternatively configured as a high chair, a toddler chair, or a booster seat. The high chair comprises a toddler chair on which is nestingly mounted a booster seat to define a high chair configuration. An easily operable latch mechanism secures the booster seat to the toddler seat to retain the chair in the high chair configuration. The latch is easily and conveniently operable to enable the booster seat to be removed from the toddler chair to convert the high chair into a toddler chair and a separate booster seat. Folding feet on the booster seat allow it to stably rest on a chair or the like. A tray selectively attachable to the booster seat and an adjustable footrest add further utility to the high chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ARTSANA USA, INC.
    Inventor: Jeff G. Greger
  • Patent number: 9616908
    Abstract: Mobile carts are adapted to facilitate both storage and mobility. In at least one example, a mobile cart may include a frame with a first longitudinal end and an opposing second longitudinal end. A swing-arm assembly may be coupled to the frame to pivot between a storage mode and a cart mode, where a handle is positioned adjacent the first longitudinal end of the frame and a pair of wheels are positioned beyond the second longitudinal end of the frame when the swing-arm assembly is positioned in the storage mode, and where the handle is positioned beyond the second longitudinal end of the frame and the wheels are positioned adjacent a bed portion of the frame when the swing-arm assembly is positioned in the cart mode. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Ryon Brown