Occupant Seating Type (e.g., Baby Carriages) Patents (Class 280/47.38)
  • Patent number: 10414424
    Abstract: A stroller frame includes two side frame units that are symmetrically arranged. Each of the side frame units includes a handle rod, a front leg, a rear leg rod, and a support rod. The front leg includes a first front leg rod connected pivotally to an end of the handle rod, and a second front leg rod connected pivotally to the first front leg rod and adapted to be connected fixedly to a seat member. The rear leg rod is connected pivotally to the handle rod. The support rod has an end connected pivotally to the rear leg rod, and an opposite end adapted to be connected pivotally to the seat member. The support rod is connected indirectly and pivotally to the second front leg rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventor: Jia-Liang Yuan
  • Patent number: 10321770
    Abstract: A collapsible child seat (1) is disclosed, comprising a backrest (10), a seat surface element (20) and an adapter element (30, 30?) or a plurality of adapter elements (30, 30?) via which the child seat (1) can be connected to a pushchair frame, and a first locking element (50) via which the seat surface element (20) can be locked in relation to the adapter element (30, 30?) or adapter elements (30, 30?), wherein the first locking element (50) is configured in such a way that by reducing the angle between the backrest (10) and the seat surface element (20) the locking of the seat surface element (20) in relation to the adapter element (30, 30?) or adapter elements (30, 30?) can be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CYBEX GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Pos
  • Patent number: 10286940
    Abstract: A child stroller apparatus includes a handle frame having a first side segment, a first leg frame having a second side segment, a second leg frame, a linkage assembly connected with the handle frame and the second leg frame, and a latching mechanism. The second side segment is connected with a joining part, and the first side segment is connected pivotally with the joining part. Moreover, a handle is disposed adjacent to the joining part and connected with the joining part. The latching mechanism includes a latch assembled with the second side segment, and a release actuator assembled adjacent to the handle and operatively connected with the latch. The latch can engage with the linkage assembly for locking the child stroller apparatus in an unfolded state, and the release actuator is operable to urge the latch to disengage from the linkage assembly for folding the child stroller apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: WONDERLAND NURSERYGOODS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Shun-Min Chen
  • Patent number: 10258526
    Abstract: A rehabilitation aid for lowering a person to the floor, or lifting a person from the floor. The lifting device comprises a base for resting upon a support surface, a seating surface configured to support a person, an elevator mechanism in mechanical communication with the base and the seating surface for raising and lowering the seating surface, and a back rest arranged substantially orthogonally proximate the seating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Grover J. Geiselman, III
  • Patent number: 10234087
    Abstract: A personal mobility assistance device includes lights that accent the shape of the device. The lights include a battery, a wire, and a plurality of light emitting devices connected to the wire and powered by the battery. The light emitting devices are spaced sufficiently close to each other along the wire such that, when the vehicle is observed in low light conditions, the shape of the personal mobility assistance device is discernable to the observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BeDazzleLit LLC
    Inventors: Leo A. Spriggins, Charles D. Gavrilovich
  • Patent number: 10144442
    Abstract: A stroller frame having forwardly extending right and left side front supports, rearwardly extending right and left side rear supports, and upwardly extending right and left side handle supports moveable connected to permit movement of the frame between deployed and collapsed orientations, and a downwardly folding seat frame connected to the front and rear supports having right and left side fold mechanisms which are configured to lock the frame in the deployed configuration, apply a biasing force to fully deploy the seat frame during the unfolding movement, and isolate the biasing force while applying a folding force to the seat frame during the folding operation, actuation of the fold mechanisms based on frame orientation and position of a release handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew J. Ransil
  • Patent number: 10077062
    Abstract: A seat adapter removably mounts a child seat to a wagon having two opposing walls and an interposed connecting wall, and includes two latch components that mount to the wagon's opposing walls. In some embodiments, the seat adapter includes a cross-member extending between the latch components so that the cross-member provides structural integrity to the wagon if the connecting wall is displaced from its upright use position. In some embodiments, the seat adapter and the child seat can be mounted to the wagon for use with the connecting wall in its upright use position, and in some embodiments the seat adapter and the child seat can be mounted to the wagon for use whether the connecting wall is in its upright use position or its displaced position, with no mechanical interference between any part of the wagon and any part of the adapter or the child seat mounted to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: VEER GEAR, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Bowman, Brady Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10077063
    Abstract: A child stroller apparatus includes a first frame portion provided with a first wheel assembly, a second frame portion provided with a second wheel assembly, the second frame portion being assembled with the first frame portion for sliding movement along a lengthwise axis extending from a front to a rear of the child stroller apparatus, and a control mechanism operable to adjust a position of the second frame portion relative to the first frame portion, the control mechanism including an actuator assembled with one of the first and second frame portions, the actuator being operable to drive the second frame portion in sliding movement relative to the first frame portion for modifying a distance between the first and second wheel assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Robert E. Haut, Andrew J. Taylor, Patrick J. Bowers, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 10053131
    Abstract: A basket is detachably mounted on a first mount of a carrier for allowing an infant car seat to be mounted on the carrier. The first mount has a first mounting slot. The basket includes a basket body and a mounting structure. The mounting structure is connected to a side of the basket body. The mounting structure has a body portion, an inserting portion and a mounting portion. The body portion is connected between the mounting portion and the inserting portion. The infant car seat is suspended on a storage space of the basket body when the inserting portion is inserted into the first mounting slot and the infant car seat is mounted on the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Anthony V. Ruggiero, Andrew J. Taylor, Robert E. Haut, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • 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: 9988064
    Abstract: Provided herein is a baby stroller, which has an expanded mode and a folded mode, and includes a lower arm set, a connection part, a front wheel frame, a slide block, a rear wheel set, an upper frame, a first link rod set, a handling tube, a supporting rod set, two seat supports, and two second link rods. Due to the couplings between the slide block, the handling tube and the upper frame and the coupling between the slide block and the rear wheel rocker arms, the baby stroller may easily be folded so that it occupies considerably less space, and thereby improve its portability and facilitate its stowage and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Unique Product & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsoung-Yong Liao
  • Patent number: 9969418
    Abstract: A stroller shade includes a unique clamp for attaching the shade to a stroller. The clamp has an inner clip and an outer clip. The outer clip selectively locks in place over the inner clip to prevent the inner clip from opening. When the outer clip is slid in a direction opposite an opening of the inner clip, one can open the inner clip to slide over a stroller bar to thereby allow one to clamp on a bar of a stroller thereby allowing one to attach the stroller shade to a stroller. The stroller shade attaches to a stroller to cover the seat area, in a first position, and rolled up, and held in place, to a top portion of a stroller, in a second position, while the stroller shade remains attached to the stroller, e.g. along a top portion of the stroller shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SKIP HOP, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Therrien, Rahnee Butler, Ellen Diamant, Benjamin Bearsch, Janet Villano
  • Patent number: 9937947
    Abstract: A stand-up stroller assembly for rolling a standing child includes a first plate and a second plate. The second plate is coupled to and extends substantially perpendicularly from a rear edge of the first plate. A seat is hingedly coupled to a first side of the second plate. A first handle is coupled proximate to a front edge of the first plate and is configured to be grasped in hands of the user, such as a child, who is positioned on the first plate between the first handle and the second plate. A second handle is coupled to a second side, proximate to a top edge, of the second plate and is configured to be clasped in hands of an operator so that the operator is positioned to locomote the first plate, and the user, upon wheels that are axially coupled to the first plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Brenda Kern
  • Patent number: 9908551
    Abstract: A stroller frame having forwardly extending right and left side front supports, rearwardly extending right and left side rear supports, and upwardly extending right and left side handle supports moveable connected to permit movement of the frame between deployed and collapsed orientations, and a folding seat frame connected to the front and rear supports having right and left side fold mechanisms which are configured to lock the frame in the deployed or collapsed configurations and to selectively bias frame members toward movement towards the deployed or collapsed configurations based on frame orientation and operation of a release handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ARTSANA USA, INC
    Inventor: Matthew J. Ransil
  • Patent number: 9840168
    Abstract: A connection mechanism is used for detachably installing a carrier device to a supporting device. The connection mechanism includes a first base, fixed on the supporting device, a second base, fixed on the carrier device and detachably connected to the first base, a latch, movably disposed on the second base and corresponding to the first base, and an operating component, disposed on the second base and operably connected to the latch. The operating component selectively drives the latch to move to a locking position so that the second base is locked to the first base, or drives the latch to move to an unlocking position so that the second base is unlocked from the first base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Ze-Hua Yi, Zhi-Ren Zhong, Wanquan Zhu
  • Patent number: 9707988
    Abstract: This patent utilizes magnetic technology and a sliding lock mechanism to securely fasten a light to a stroller and to also remove this light from the stroller. The first magnetic base will fasten to the stroller using an adherent. The second part of the system is attached to the light. This portion will contain grooves and a connecting magnet that will slide into the base, securely attaching the light to the stroller, or another object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Gary Frank Chanatski
  • Patent number: 9545939
    Abstract: A collapsible stroller includes a stroller frame moveable between a deployed position and a collapsed position and a latch mechanism. The stroller frame includes a first leg, a second leg and a handle support member. The handle support member is pivotable with respect to the first leg or the second leg. The latch mechanism includes a latch body and a catch. The latch body is positioned internally of the second leg. When the stroller is in the deployed position, the latch body is blocked from view by the second leg when the stroller frame is viewed in a side elevation view. The catch is provided on or connected with the first leg or the handle support member. The latch body cooperates with the catch to selectively connect the latch body with the catch when the stroller is in the collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: David C. Wight, Thomas C. Hanson
  • Patent number: 9521303
    Abstract: Embodiments of video inspection systems with moveably dockable CCUs are disclosed. In one embodiment a video inspection system includes a frame element, a camera control unit (CCU), and a docking apparatus mechanically coupled to the frame element and/or the CCU so as to allow the CCU to rotate relative to the frame, about a rotational axis, responsive to a user action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, James F. Kleyn, Michael E. Turgeon, Ryan B. Levin
  • Patent number: 9517787
    Abstract: Strollers are described that may be used as single strollers or may be reversibly connected together to form a double stroller. Strollers may comprise complementary connectors to be reversibly connected two single strollers in a side-by-side configuration with the rear wheels of the single strollers are interlocked to reduce the overall width of the double stroller. Further, single strollers may comprise complementary connectors to be reversibly connoted two single strollers in a train configuration with the front wheels of the single strollers interlocked to reduce the overall length of the double stroller. Additionally, single strollers may be produced with sets of connectors such that they may connected in either the side-by-side configuration or the train configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Baby Jogger LLC
    Inventors: Mark Zehfuss, Jordi Dorca
  • Patent number: 9440669
    Abstract: A stroller assembly is provided that includes a frame. The stroller assembly may also include a plurality of wheel assemblies that are operable to mount to the frame. In addition, the stroller assembly may include a front seat module and a back seat module comprised of a plastic material. The front seat module and the back seat module may include integral fastener members that are operative to engage with each other when the front seat module and the back seat module are mounted to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: FOUNDATIONS WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Lukasz S. Poslowski, Joseph A. Lawlor, David Stitchick
  • Patent number: 9333885
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat member, a back member, and a base having a track and a guide with horizontal and vertical portions. The seat member is connected to the base by scissors linkage engaging the track to provide vertical and rearward translation of the seat member between use and stowed positions. The back member has a lower portion engaging the guide and providing horizontal and vertical translation of the lower portion of the back member, and rotation of the back member between upright and stowed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Verhee
  • Patent number: 9321475
    Abstract: A riding board apparatus configured to be mounted to a stroller is provided. The riding board apparatus includes a platform, at least one mounting arm extending from the platform, and a seat mounted onto the platform and is configured to be convertible between a sitting configuration and a stowable configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Esther Weber and Samuel Weber
    Inventors: Esther Weber, Samuel Weber, Joel Hoag, Eric Ciampoli
  • Patent number: 9260127
    Abstract: Maneuverable strollers are disclosed herein. An example stroller disclosed herein includes a frame having a front wheel and rear wheel to support the frame. An intermediate wheel is positioned between the front wheel and the rear wheel. The example stroller includes a support having a first end and a second end, where the first end supports the intermediate wheel and the second end supports the rear wheel. The support to pivotally couple the intermediate wheel and the rear wheel to the frame, the support defining a pivot axis positioned between the intermediate wheel and the rear wheel when the support is pivotally coupled to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: KOLCRAFT ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Rolicki, Liviu Iftinca, Wes Thomas, Ted Bretschger
  • Patent number: 9205855
    Abstract: A buggy for transporting children has a frame (3a, 3b, 5) and wheels (9) that are rotatably mounted relative to the frame to support the frame above a ground surface. A primary seat (8) is operatively supported by the frame for supporting a first child. A secondary seat (17) is operatively supported by the frame for supporting a second child. The buggy is convertible between an in use configuration for transporting children and a folded storage configuration, whether or not the secondary seat is attached. The secondary seat may be detachable. The secondary seat may be positioned at least partly behind and at least partly below the primary seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: PHIL AND TEDS MOST EXCELLENT BUGGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Campbell Gower, Philip Brace
  • Patent number: 9074648
    Abstract: A braking mechanism operably engaging at least one wheel where the mechanism is capable of transitioning the at least one wheel between unlocked and locked states is provided. The braking mechanism includes a flipper and a cam. The flipper is adapted to move in X, Y and Z-directions and includes a discontinuous track having an open slot portion and a surface path portion. The open slot portion includes a home position and an engaged position. The cam includes a pin which cooperatively moves along the discontinuous track. When the at least one wheel is in an unlocked state, the pin is in the home position and when the at least one wheel is in a locked state, the pin is in the engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventor: Travis Spoor
  • Publication number: 20150137467
    Abstract: A locking device for baby strollers is described which is automatically engaged and disengaged based simply on the presence or absence of a human hand on the stroller handle. If there is no hand on the stroller, the lock is automatically engaged, and if a hand is present on the handle, the lock is automatically disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Halley N. Spencer, Eric C. Spencer
  • Publication number: 20150130149
    Abstract: A child-restraining safety seat assembly includes a safety seat with a body defining a secured seating area sized to securely hold a child or smaller-than-average adult human and a fixed-shape rotatable restraining member mechanically coupled to the body and having an open position where the seating area is unobstructed and a closed position where the seating area is obstructed by the restraining member. The body can include a back support member and a seat member, each with an inner surface portion at least partially defining the secured seating area. The restraining member can further include an upper body restraining member disposed in an overlapping configuration with the inner surface portion of the back support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Miller Sims
  • Patent number: 9027941
    Abstract: A portable child-carrying shopping cart having a collapsible cart basket. The cart has a seat for two small children and seat belts for keeping children safely seated side-by-side. An extendable snack tray provides children with access to their own snacks and beverages, so that a parent does not have to maintain constant control of these items. Below the seat is an interior cavity with a coat hook and a space for storing bags, purses, and garments. On the opposing side of the body of the device, a cart basket is secured. The cart basket is expandable and collapsible. The device can be easily stowed when the basket is collapsed against the body. It can also be quickly expanded for use as a shopping cart when a parent is running errands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Lisette Cimino
  • Patent number: 9027689
    Abstract: A reciprocating infant stroller assembly for automatically producing a reciprocating forward and backward rocking motion on an infant stroller is disclosed. The reciprocating infant stroller assembly includes a battery-powered motor having a linkage which is connects to an infant stroller wheel to induce a reciprocating motion. The reciprocating infant stroller assembly further includes a power switch and a speed control for controlling the frequency of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventors: Claire M. Brien, Stephen A. Brien
  • Patent number: 9010773
    Abstract: A frame for a baby carriage includes two side supporting members, a handling member, a traverse connecting member and a central supporting member. The handling member has opposite ends connected to the two side supporting members, respectively. The traverse connecting member has opposite ends connected to the two side supporting members, respectively and spaced apart from the handling member. The central supporting member is arranged between the two side supporting members so as to form two side-by-side seat areas and terminating at the traverse connecting member so as to form a T-shaped structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Andrew J. Horst, Dylan A. Mellinger, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Andrew J. Winterhalter
  • Patent number: 8998241
    Abstract: A foldable structure for baby strollers is revealed. The foldable structure includes two joints at each side thereof. A push rod, a front support with a sliding member and a rear support are pivotally connected to each joint. The sliding member is linked to the push rod and the rear support by an upper link and a lower link respectively. A quadrilateral linkage is arranged between the two front supports while a seat is pivotally connected to and located above the quadrilateral linkage. The quadrilateral linkage is linked to front wheel sets and the sliding members. Thereby the quadrilateral linkage is driven to move through the upper and the lower links and the sliding members when the joint is released from a locked state and the push rod is pushed forward. The front wheel sets are also folded. Thus the baby stroller is folded into a compact size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Pao-Hsien Cheng
  • Patent number: 8998222
    Abstract: A foldable rollator includes: a main support frame including two spaced-apart front support rods; a rear support frame including two spaced-apart rear support rods pivotally coupled to the front support rods, respectively; a plurality of wheels respectively installed on the main support frame and the rear support rods for rolling on the ground; an intermediate support frame coupled to the main support frame and the rear support frame, including a front support sub-frame pivotally coupled between the front support rods and a rear support sub-frame pivotally coupled between the rear support rods, the front and rear support sub-frames being further pivotally coupled to an axle; a seat unit disposed atop the intermediate support frame; and a backrest unit pivotally coupled to the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Wendy Huang
  • Patent number: 8991838
    Abstract: A stroller frame with an automatic brake mechanism actuatable by hand detecting includes at least a first rear wheel, a first locking mechanism, a second rear wheel, a second locking mechanism, a battery and a hand-detecting handle. The hand-detecting handle is capable of detecting the caregiver's hand by a change of capacitance on its surface, generating a first control signal to a power supply circuit when the caregiver's hand is near, and generating a second control signal to the power supply circuit when the caregiver's hand is absent. The power supply circuit may provide currents in different direction to the first locking mechanism and the second locking mechanism according to the first control signal and the second control signal, so as to lock the rear wheels once the caregiver's hand has left the hand-detecting handle, and unlock the rear wheels when the caregiver's hand near the hand-detecting handle automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Lerado (Zhong Shan) Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Yeh Li, Tsung-Li Wu
  • Patent number: 8985616
    Abstract: The utility model provides a baby stroller capable of be folded with one hand, which comprises a comprise a joint seat, an upper joint, a lower joint, an annular pressing block, a lock device being used in the lower joint and the upper joint to avoid rotating among the lower joint, a folding device being used to control the lock device for locking or releasing the upper joint and the lower joint, wherein the folding device comprises a connecting seat, a lever, a wire and a lifting belt; the connecting seat is provided with first release components to control and lock the lever in case of movement. The present invention can fold the baby stroller by one hand, and the operation is very convenient, flexible, and effortless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Yong Xiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8978947
    Abstract: A device holder for a stroller permits storage and use of a touch-screen electronic device by a child in the stroller. The device holder is for securing an electronic device between handlebars of the stroller. The stroller includes a user storage compartment with a concavity for holding a child in the stroller. The stroller is rear-facing such that when the child is positioned in the concavity, the child faces a direction of the handlebars. A main body surface of the device holder forms a plane extending between the handlebars of the stroller filling a void otherwise existent between the handlebars. The main body surface includes an area for securely attaching an electronic device to the main body surface to position the electronic device between the handlebars of the stroller. A positioned electronic device comprises a screen for visibly presenting media to the child positioned in the concavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Schneidau, Heather Prattas
  • Publication number: 20150069727
    Abstract: A smart stroller includes at least one armrest, a processor, a flexible touch sensor, an acceleration sensor, and an automatic brake unit. The flexible touch sensor detects whether the at least one armrest is grasping by a person; if no, the processor controls the acceleration sensor to detect whether the smart stroller is moving. If the processor determines that the armrest is not grasped by the person and the smart stroller is moving, the processor control the at least one automatic brake unit to block the smart strolling to stop the smart stroller from moving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: HOU-HSIEN LEE, CHANG-JUNG LEE, CHIH-PING LO
  • Publication number: 20150069738
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an exercise stroller. The handles of the stroller are pivotally attached to the stroller frame and can be moved in an alternating forward and backward direction. Each of the stroller handles includes a tension device, such as, for example, elastic members, a hydraulic cylinder, various types of springs, etc., to provide resistance to the movement of the handles. In an embodiment, each handle includes a pair of torsion springs, wherein one of the torsion springs is left wound and the other of the pair of torsion springs is right wound. In this configuration, each pair of torsion springs is enclosed in a plastic housing, one of the torsion springs disposed on a left side and the other torsion spring disposed on a right side, wherein a fastener extends through central portions of the spring and secures the pair of the torsion springs to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Tiffany Knight, Mario Esquer
  • Patent number: 8967636
    Abstract: A stroller includes a frame and a plurality of hubless wheels. A seat is disposed on the frame. The hubless wheels are disposed on the frame. The hubless wheel includes a rim, an internal sliding structure and at least one bridging component. A tire is disposed on the hubless wheel. The rim has an external sliding structure on an inner surface of the rim. The internal sliding structure is disposed inside the external sliding structure. The bridging component is disposed between the external sliding structure and the internal sliding structure. The bridging component revolves on its own axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Andrew J. Horst
  • Patent number: 8967635
    Abstract: A brake system for a medical device, such as a cot, stretcher, bed, wheeled chair, or other medical device, includes a pin and toothed wheel arrangement wherein the selective insertion of a pin between teeth on the toothed wheel brakes the system, while the removal of the pin from between the teeth unbrakes the system. Multiple pins may be used with a single toothed wheel wherein the pins are offset from each other relative to the teeth so that, when one pin is inserted between teeth, the other pin is at least partially blocked from being inserted between the teeth. This effectively increases the resolution of the toothed wheel. The toothed wheel may be axially spaced from wheel(s) that roll on the ground. When so spaced, the toothed wheel, and all of the braking components associated therewith, may be enclosed within a housing separate from the rolling wheel(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Anish Paul, William D. Childs, Steven L. Birman
  • Patent number: 8955855
    Abstract: An infant wagon includes a body having a seating surface. A number of wheels and a handle are attached to the body. A seatback is pivotally attached to the body adjacent to the seating surface. The seatback may be pivoted between a folded position where the seating surface is covered, an upright position and a reclined position. An infant seat is removably attached to the seatback when in the reclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Herlitz, Katherine Powers, Mark Johnson, Emily Rivard, Matt Young
  • Patent number: 8955856
    Abstract: A stroller for assembling with an infant safety seat having a first engaging portion. The stroller includes a second engaging portion and a covering component. The second engaging portion is for engaging with the first engaging portion; the covering component includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is for covering the second engaging portion. The second portion is surrounding the first portion, and the first portion is clamped between the first engaging portion and the second engaging portion the infant safety seat is assembled with the stroller via the first engaging portion being engaged with the second engaging portion. It is not needed to form an opening on the covering component to implement engagement between the stroller and the infant safety seat, so as to solve a problem of fingers of an infant on the stroller being clipped by the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Zheng-Wen Guo
  • Publication number: 20150042056
    Abstract: A stroller may include a frame and at least two adapters. An infant seat may be selectively engaged with the stroller. The frame may have a first side and a second side that generally oppose one another. The adapters may each be configured to selectively engage with the infant seat. One of the adapters may be positioned on the first side of the frame, and a remaining adapter may be positioned on the second side of the frame. The adapters may be rotatable between a first position and a second position. The adapters may be visible and positioned to engage with the infant seat in the first position, and may be substantially hidden from view in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: RECARO CHILD SAFETY LLC
    Inventor: Chad Allen Sparling
  • Patent number: 8950761
    Abstract: A collapsible infant carrier apparatus comprises a support frame including front and rear leg frames and a handle, and a linkage frame pivotally connected with the front leg frame and the handle. A first latch mechanism is connected between the handle and the linkage frame, wherein the first latch mechanism is operable to lock the handle in position relative to the linkage frame. A second latch mechanism is connected between the linkage frame and the front leg frame and having a locked state and an unlocked state, wherein the second latch mechanism when in the locked state locks the linkage frame with the front leg frame, and the second latch mechanism when in the unlocked state enables rotation of the linkage frame relative to the front leg frame. The infant carrier apparatus can be collapsed by rotating the linkage frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Xuhui Chen
  • Patent number: 8944457
    Abstract: A stroller is provided which includes a right frame and a left frame. Each frame has a front support rotatably connected to a rear support at a frame joint. The front support of each frame is a telescoping tube assembly. The stroller further includes a linkage comprising at least two substantially rigid members connected between the right frame and the left frame, the rigid members being connected to the front supports at a right slideable joint and a left slidable joint. The joints are received within the slot of the outer tube. A drive mechanism coupled to the right or left frame is also provided. The front support and the rear support of the right frame and the left frame are movable from an open position to a closed position by the drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Thorley Industries LLC
    Inventors: Justine Rembisz, Robert D. Daley, Frederick Karl Hopke, Henry F. Thorne, John J. Walker, Elijah M. Wiegmann
  • Patent number: 8936261
    Abstract: A child carrier apparatus can comprise a base frame having a tube segment that is affixed with an attachment fixture, and a detachable seat including a tubular support, and a coupling element mounted at a side segment of the tubular support. The inclination of the tubular support is adjustable relative to the coupling element, and the coupling element is configured to detachably locked with the attachment fixture via a latch to hold the seat with the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Jialiang Yuan
  • Patent number: 8905427
    Abstract: A stroller device comprising at least one carriage, the carriage comprising a support unit for supporting at least one person, typically an infant, a wheels assembly coupled to the support unit, an engagement element for engaging the carriage to another such carriage and a pivoting element coupled to the support unit allowing rotating the support unit with respect to the carriage. The support unit may be rotatably reoriented so as to allow transporting the stroller device such that the support unit of the carriage and the other support unit of the other carriage can be aligned in a train state or alternatively in a side-by-side state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Baby Jogger, LLC
    Inventors: Geva Katz, Oron Lazarovich
  • Patent number: 8899613
    Abstract: A baby stroller for transporting a child is disclosed. This baby stroller has a folding mechanism to facilitate folding for easier stowing and transporting. The folding mechanism, a unique feature of the design is directed toward compactness, ease of use, reliability, and reduction in manufacturing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Baby Jogger, LLC
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140346746
    Abstract: A stroller frame with an automatic brake mechanism actuatable by hand detecting includes at least a first rear wheel, a first locking mechanism, a second rear wheel, a second locking mechanism, a battery and a hand-detecting handle. The hand-detecting handle is capable of detecting the caregiver's hand by a change of capacitance on its surface, generating a first control signal to a power supply circuit when the caregiver's hand is near, and generating a second control signal to the power supply circuit when the caregiver's hand is absent. The power supply circuit may provide currents in different direction to the first locking mechanism and the second locking mechanism according to the first control signal and the second control signal, so as to lock the rear wheels once the caregiver's hand has left the hand-detecting handle, and unlock the rear wheels when the caregiver's hand near the hand-detecting handle automatically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: WEI-YEH LI, TSUNG-LI WU
  • Patent number: 8894090
    Abstract: A stroller includes an outer frame unit, two support units connected with the outer frame unit, two linking units connected with the outer frame unit and the support units, a cross connection unit mounted between the support units and the linking units, and a positioning and folding unit mounted between the support units. Thus, the positioning and folding unit is operated to expand and collapse the stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Way-Hong Chen
  • Patent number: 8888124
    Abstract: Car seat carriers are disclosed. An example child car seat carrier includes a frame and a clamp to hold a child car seat to the frame. The clamp includes a ratcheting joint to prevent movement of the clamp toward a released position while enabling movement of the clamp toward a locked position. The example child car seat carrier further includes a manual actuator to selectively release the clamp to move toward the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Liviu Ioan Iftinca