Seat With Back And/or Foot Rest Patents (Class 280/47.4)
  • Patent number: 11851099
    Abstract: The present application discloses a foldable bassinet. The foldable bassinet includes a foldable frame which may be moved between an unfolded condition and a folded condition and a support surface on which a passenger may recline or sit when the foldable frame is in its unfolded condition. The foldable frame can include a base frame on which the support surface is provided, an upper frame which is spaced from the base frame when the foldable frame is in its unfolded condition, and at least one connecting arm which is pivotally connected relative to the base frame and to the upper frame to permit the foldable frame to be moved to its folded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Marco Willem Hendricus Nieuwenhuizen, Mattijs Hogeland, Daan Jans Vos
  • Patent number: 11834092
    Abstract: A stroller includes a support frame mounted on pneumatic tires that allow the stroller to easily traverse irregular or soft terrain. The support frame includes a handlebar assembly having a hammock-style seat mounted thereon. A canopy suspended above the seat contains integral speakers for streaming music from an electronic device and light strings for illuminating a seated child. The seat also includes a heater and a cooling fan for comforting a seated child during extreme temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventor: Danyel Fisher
  • Patent number: 11806304
    Abstract: A rollator walker assembly with locking mechanism includes a walker including a pair of front legs and a pair of back legs, each said front leg and back leg having an upper end and a lower end, the walker being switchable between an unfolded position and a folded position; and a locking mechanism adapted to secure a front leg and a back leg when the walker is in the folded position, wherein the locking mechanism is connected to the front leg at a position closer to the front leg's lower end than the front leg's upper end, and wherein the locking mechanism is connected to the back leg at a position closer to the back leg's lower end than the back leg's upper end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: Keith Turner
  • Patent number: 11806292
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and techniques for operating a patient support apparatus are disclosed. The patient support apparatus includes moveable components and actuators to actuate the components. A user interface receives a user input to manipulate the actuatable components and produces an input signal in response to receiving the user input. A behavior controller receives the input signal from the user interface, generates a motion command signal based on the input signal, and transmits the motion command signal. A motion controller receives the motion command signal from the behavior controller and receives feedback signals from one or more of the actuators. The feedback signals are provided solely to the motion controller. The motion controller controls one or more of the actuators to actuate one or more of the actuatable components based on the motion command signal and the feedback signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Anish Paul, Krishna Bhimavarapu, Madhu Sandeep Thota
  • Patent number: 11679795
    Abstract: A pull-behind carriage has an auxiliary wheel mounted on a reconfigurable drawbar. When the pull-behind carriage is converted to a push carriage, the drawbar is folded so that the auxiliary wheel is positioned on the ground to act as an extra, supporting wheel. Joints in the drawbar are palm operated and can be rotated without continuing to hold the joint. The drawbar may also serve to move the axle of the main wheels backwards when the carriage is converted from the pull-behind mode to the push mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventor: Jerry Richmond Johnson
  • Patent number: 11597420
    Abstract: A foldable car seat carriage includes a frame unit and an engagement unit. The frame unit includes two leg frames. Each of the leg frames includes two legs pivotable relative to each other, and a driving mechanism. The driving mechanism has opposite ends connected pivotally to the legs at first and second intersections. The engagement unit includes two bayonets. Each of the bayonets has a linking portion connected pivotally to the driving mechanism of a respective one of the leg frames. For each of the leg frames, change of a distance between the first and second intersections of the driving mechanism and the legs during pivot action of the legs converts a position of the engagement unit relative to the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Curtis M. Hartenstine, Andrew Ma
  • Patent number: 11186306
    Abstract: A handle folding mechanism, a three-fold handle employing the folding mechanism, and a stroller having the same are provided. The folding mechanism includes an intermediate component and a pair of connecting components. The intermediate component includes a tubular casing, a press block, and an unlocking piece. A rear part of the press block passes through a front surface of the casing to extend into the casing, and is movable back and forth. The connecting component includes a tubular housing and an engaging piece. The engaging piece is slidably mounted in the housing. In a locked state, a front end of the engaging piece penetrates into the casing. The unlocking piece has a fixing part, and the fixing part is disposed with a free end extending between a rear end of the press block and the front end of the engaging piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: DOREL JUVENILE (ZHONGSHAN) PRODUCT CO., LTD
    Inventors: Mingfeng Fan, Dequan Zhang, Shoubin Hu
  • Patent number: 11173940
    Abstract: A child seat detachably installable on a child stroller apparatus includes a seat frame including a first and a second frame portion rotatable relative to each other for unfolding and collapsing the child seat, a side coupling part fixedly connected with the first frame portion and pivotally connected with the second frame portion, a tray connected pivotally with the side coupling part, a tray latch assembled with the side coupling part and operable to engage with the tray for locking the tray in a deployed position for use, and a linking member operatively connected with the tray latch and the second frame portion. A rotation of the second frame portion for collapsing the child seat causes the linking member to move for urging the tray latch to disengage from the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Anthony V. Ruggiero, Robert E. Haut, Andrew J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11021183
    Abstract: A stroller, comprises two side supports (100) respectively disposed on the left and right sides, and the side support (100) on each side comprises a front support (1), a rear support (2), a push rod (3), an upper support rod (4), an upper connecting rod (5), a rear connecting rod (6), a lower connecting rod (7), and a sliding member (8) disposed on the rear support (2) and capable of sliding up and down along the length extension direction of the rear support (2), wherein the rear connecting rod (6) is pivotally connected to the upper support rod (4), one end portion of the rear connecting rod (6) is pivotally connected with the sliding member (8), the other end portion of the rear connecting rod (6) is pivotally connected with a lower portion of the upper connecting rod (5), an upper portion of the upper connecting rod (5) is pivotally connected to the push rod (3), one end portion of the lower connecting rod (7) is pivotally connected to the front support (1), and the other end portion of the lower connecti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Goodbaby Child Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fusheng Ma, Weijun Yan, Heng Qi
  • Patent number: 11019938
    Abstract: An infant seat includes a seat back member having an outer hub, a seat support member, a base member and a seat structure pivoted to the seat back member and the seat support member, and a locking mechanism including a slide gear and operably disposed on the seat back member. The seat support member has an inner hub pivoted to the outer hub to make the seat back member rotatably connected to the seat support member. The slide gear is transversely slidable within the outer and inner hubs for engaging with the outer and inner hubs to stop rotation of the inner hub on the outer hub. When the locking mechanism translates the slide gear to the unlocked position, the slide gear is disengaged from the outer hub to make the seat back member rotatable relative to the seat support member for adjusting a tilt angle of the seat structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Andrew J. Taylor, Daniel A. Sack, Patrick J. G. Bowers, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 10974754
    Abstract: Proposed is a baby carriage having improved convenience of use, the baby carriage including a main frame, a seat frame, a storage basket, and a wheel unit, wherein the baby carriage is generally used as a single baby carriage and a seat is detachably coupled to the rear of the single baby carriage such that the single baby carriage is utilized as a twin baby carriage when a second baby is born, and wherein it is possible to carry a pet in the baby carriage irrespective of carrying a baby or an infant in the baby carriage, whereby the baby carriage is used in various forms depending on circumstances of a user or a home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BRAN-NEW INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Yejin Choi
  • Patent number: 10463556
    Abstract: A patient mobility system for early patient ambulation. The system includes a patient support apparatus comprising a patient support surface supported by a base adapted to rest upon a floor surface. An ambulation device is removably coupled to the patient support apparatus and comprises a barrier. In a coupled configuration, the ambulation device is supported off of the floor surface and the barrier prevents egress by being adjacent to a side of said patient support surface and having a height sufficient to at least partially extend above the patient support surface. In a decoupled configuration, the ambulation device engages the floor surface and provides support to the patient during ambulation away from the patient support apparatus. The barrier may comprise articulating members configured to articulate between a barrier configuration in the coupled configuration, and a deployed configuration with wheels engaging the floor surface in the decoupled configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: Brian J. Tessmer
  • Patent number: 10328965
    Abstract: A passenger transport carrier includes a lower frame having a first end and a second end, and an upper frame having a first channel defined therein, a first end, and a second end. The carrier also includes a rear frame extending from the second end of the lower frame to the second end of the upper frame. The carrier further includes a first upper seat support including a cross-member extending transversely across the carrier and having a first end and a second end, and a first elongate member extending from the first end of the cross-member of the first upper seat support and slidably received within the first channel of the upper frame. The first upper seat support is configured to move between a first seat position and a second seat position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Thule Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel William Britton, Matthew Stengler, Paramjit Singh
  • Patent number: 10327976
    Abstract: A walking aid device comprises a front support having front upper and lower ends and a handle at the upper end; a front wheel system connected to the front lower end; a back support having back upper and lower end; and a back wheel system connected to the lower end. The walking aid device optionally includes a brake device to brake the front and/or back wheel systems; and a folding mechanism connected to the front and back supports enabling the walking aid device to be compactly folder or stowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Touba Saharnaz Boushehri
  • Patent number: 10239550
    Abstract: A child stroller apparatus includes a first and a second leg portion, a handle frame having a side segment that is coupled with the first leg portion via a pivot connection, a child seat assembled on the first leg portion, the child seat being slidable along the first leg portion, and a linkage respectively connected with the side segment and the child seat, whereby a sliding movement of the child seat along the first leg portion is linked to a rotation of the handle frame relative to the first leg portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Anthony V. Ruggiero, Robert E. Haut, Andrew J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10155528
    Abstract: A child stroller apparatus includes a handle frame having a first side segment fixedly connected with a first coupling part, a front leg frame having a second side segment fixedly connected with a second coupling part, a rear leg frame having a third side segment fixedly connected with a shell, the third side segment being respectively connected pivotally with the first and second coupling parts, a linking member received at least partially inside the shell and respectively connected pivotally with the first and second coupling parts about two different pivot axes, the handle frame and the front leg frame being thereby rotationally linked to each other, and a latch disposed adjacent to the first coupling part, the latch being operable to rotationally lock the handle frame with respect to the rear leg frame so as to lock the infant stroller apparatus in an unfolded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Zhi-ren Zhong, Yan-ge Hu
  • Patent number: 10065669
    Abstract: A stroller configured to support a child is provided that includes a frame, a plurality of wheels supporting the frame, a forward facing seat supported by the frame, a rearward facing seat supported by the frame, a seat back positioned to support a child reclining in the forward facing seat, and a platform positioned rearward of the forward facing seat to support a child standing on the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Baby Trend, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley James Mattarocci
  • Patent number: 9849903
    Abstract: An assembling structure of double stroller comprises a first assembling part, a second assembling part and a third assembling part. The first assembling part comprises a first seat, two first frames, a handle, and a first accommodation region allowed for the first seat to be disposed. The second assembling part comprises a second seat, two second frames, and a plurality of wheels, as well as a second accommodation region allowed for the second seat to be disposed. The third assembling part comprises first connecting parts, each being connected to each of the first frames at one end far away from the handle, and second connecting parts, each being connected to each of the second frames at one end far away from the second seat. Moreover, each of the first frames is inclined with respect to each of the second frames to form an L-shaped installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Tung Tzu Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-I Lai
  • Patent number: 9629476
    Abstract: A convertible child seat has a frame assembly and a seat structure supported by the frame assembly. The seat structure defines a seating surface and is movable between at least an inclined seating position and a reclined sleeping position. A top tube assembly is coupled to a portion of the convertible child seat and is positioned above the seat structure spaced from the seating surface. The top tube assembly moves in concert with the seat structure when the seat structure is repositioned between the inclined seating position and the reclined sleeping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Robbins, Jon Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 9610966
    Abstract: An infant carrier includes a surrounding frame, a seat portion pivotally connected with the surrounding frame, a headrest portion pivotally connected with the surrounding frame, a backrest portion respectively connected pivotally with the seat portion and the headrest portion, and a latching mechanism assembled with the backrest portion and operable to selectively engage with either of the seat portion and the headrest portion, the latching mechanism being configured to lock the infant carrier in either of a bassinet configuration and a seat configuration. The seat portion and the backrest portion are substantially coplanar and the headrest portion extends at an angle from the backrest portion to the surrounding frame when the infant carrier is in the bassinet configuration, and the headrest portion and the backrest portion are substantially coplanar and the backrest portion extends at an angle from the seat portion when the infant carrier is in the seat configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Zhi-ren Zhong
  • Patent number: 9517788
    Abstract: A baby carriage is provided in the invention, the frame of the baby carriage comprises a left support frame and a right support frame symmetrical to each other, and a connecting frame connected between the left and right support frames. The left support frame comprises a left front frame, a left rear frame, a left rod, a left connecting rod with a front portion being rotatably connected with the left front frame, a left pull rod rotatably connected with the left rear frame and a left push rod frame rotatably connected with the upper portion of the left rod. The left pull rod is rotatably connected with the rear portion of the left connecting rod and the lower portion of the left push rod frame is rotatably connected with the upper portion of the left pull rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Goodbaby Child Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xinjun He, Fusheng Ma
  • Patent number: 9480619
    Abstract: A walking assistance device configured to permit the independent movement of an individual via simulated weight reduction is described. The device is configured to partially suspend a portion of a user's weight via a seat-lifting system, facilitating the movement of a user with experiencing difficulty walking without assistance. The system of the device preferably employs a seat, a hydraulic or electric seat-lift mechanism, a seat restraint, a frame, wheels, a brake system, and a power source. The seat-lift mechanism is configured to rise and lower the seat, enabling the user to control the percentage of weight lifted, while the feet of the user remain in partial contact with the floor. The frame forms the structure and support of the device, and is configured to move laterally via wheels on the bottom of the frame of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Justin Frankian
  • Patent number: 9462889
    Abstract: A chair comprising: a base structure having two lateral uprights fixed relative to the base structure, a backrest comprising a support panel, two connecting portions fixed to respective side uprights of the base structure, and two hinge portions located between the support panel and said connecting portions, wherein said hinge portions allow a backward inclination of the support panel about a transverse axis (A) under a backward thrust applied by the user, a seat panel connected to the base structure by at least one guide, which allows a movement of the seat panel with respect to the base structure in a longitudinal direction (B), and at least one elastic connecting element fixed to the support panel and to the seat panel and configured to move the seat panel along said longitudinal direction (B) as a result of the oscillation of the support panel about said transverse axis (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: PRO-CORD S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alessandro Piretti
  • Patent number: 9393982
    Abstract: A folding chassis (1) for push-chairs, baby carriages and the like, comprising—a lower frame (2), which has at least one front post (2a) and at least one rear post (2b), which are connected in a lower region to respective wheel assemblies (3a, 3b);—at least one upper post (4), which supports grip means (4a) and can move with a combined rotary and translational motion with respect to the lower frame (2) during the transition of the chassis from an extended open condition to a collapsed closed condition;—at least one interconnection linkage (5), which is articulated rotatably to the upper post (4) and to the rear post (2b) about a first articulation axis (101) and a second articulation axis (102);—means (7) for kinematic interconnection between the upper post (4) and the lower frame (2);—the interconnection linkage (5) and the kinematic interconnection means (7) being adapted to determine the relative motion between the front post or posts, the rear post or posts and the upper post or posts (4) during the trans
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: L'INGLESINA BABY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Ivan Tomasi, Roberto Gorza
  • Patent number: 9227649
    Abstract: A jogging stroller frame with a wheels automatic flattening folding mechanism is disclosed, which includes a foldable frame, a front wheel set, a pair of rear wheel sets and a driving mechanism. The driving mechanism is associated with the foldable frame for pivoting the front and rear wheels about 90 degrees away from the longitudinal direction automatically during the jogging stroller frame is converting into its folded configuration for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: LERADO (ZHONG SHAN) INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tse-Chien Wu, Yung-Shuen Lin, Shan-Heng Lin
  • Patent number: 9050232
    Abstract: A wheelchair footrest retraction device has been developed to allow wheelchair users to easily retract the footrest and have assistance as they rise from the wheelchair. The device includes a handle that can be rotated by the user from a horizontal to a vertical position where it can then be used to provide support as the user rises from the wheelchair. Rotation of the handle acts to retract the footrest through a series of linkages that transmit force from the handle to the footrest. The device also includes a support post that prevents the wheelchair from tipping forward as the user rises from the wheelchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventors: Jeswin Jeyasurya, Jaimie Borisoff
  • Patent number: 9004508
    Abstract: In a movable bed composed by combining a bed main portion and a wheelchair, the wheelchair has chair back bottom rails having cutout portions in a chair back bottom, and a chair back guide portion installed rotatably about a rotation point with respect to a chair base portion, the chair back guide portion having sliding portions engaged with the chair back bottom rails so as to be slidable and arranged to be disengageable from the chair back bottom rails by being located in the cutout portions, and in a fourth state (flat posture), the sliding portions are located in the cutout portions, the chair back guide portion and the chair back bottom are disengaged so as to be separable from each other, and a back lifting posture of the bed main portion and the chair back bottom can be performed over the entire width of the bed, whereas in a first state (chair posture), the sliding portions are engaged with the chair back bottom rails and can slide along the chair back bottom rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shohei Tsukada, Hideo Kawakami, Tohru Nakamura, Ryuichi Ueda
  • 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: 8991853
    Abstract: A retractable stroller comprises a pair of push arms, a pair of second sliding mounts and a pair of foot rest mount. The pair of push arms are slidably and retractably coupling with a pair of front struts. The pair of second sliding mounts are fixedly mounted on the lower ends of the push arms in a way of slidable along the front struts; each sliding mount formed with an opening in a radial direction, and the pair of foot rest mounts are usable for connecting a foot support element therebetween for support an occupant's feet at an appropriate height. The pair of foot rest mounts are fixedly attached to the front struts in a position aligned with the opening so as to permit the second sliding mounts capable of sliding along the front struts and passing over the foot rest mount without obstacle of the foot rest mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Lerado (Zhong Shan) Industrial Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wei-Yeh Li, Bo-Wen Yang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150014959
    Abstract: Embodiments of a patient transport platform employing one or more adjustable columns interposed between a base having caster wheels with one or more intermediate large wheels, the adjustable columns accommodating deployment and retraction of the large wheels and elevation and positioning of an articulating patient stretcher chair. In various embodiments, the adjustable columns are in parallel or series connection, or combinations thereof. An articulating base frame assembly with a dampened interconnection between fore and aft sections, having three pairs of wheels for selective implementation in use is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Trevor Youngmann, Brian Huml, David Heidenreich, Nathan Yensho, Michael Maske
  • Publication number: 20140346745
    Abstract: Provided is a wheelchair having a frame and a wheels mounted thereto, the wheelchair including: a removable seat having a rigid mount portion, a frame mounting element rigidly coupled to the frame and configured for rigidly coupling to the mount portion, and an adjusting mechanism coupled to the mounting element for adjusting the disposition thereof with respect to the mount portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Ran Ganel
  • Publication number: 20140291950
    Abstract: A medical chair includes a seat supported by a base and actuators adapted to both tilt and lift the seat with respect to the base. A controller controls the actuators to both lift and tilt the seat as the seat moves from the sitting position to the standing position. The movement from the sitting position to the standing position assists in the egress of an occupant from the chair, while the movement from the standing position to the sitting position assists in the ingress of an occupant to the chair. A backrest on the chair remains substantially vertically oriented during movement between the sitting and standing position so as to provide more comfort to the occupant during the sit-to-stand or stand-to-sit movement. The backrest also moves in a manner that generally keeps the occupant's torso vertically aligned with his or her hips during this movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. Hough, John P. Zerbel, Richard A. Derenne, Matthew A. Cutler
  • Publication number: 20140265188
    Abstract: A braking system is mounted on a rollator or a transport chair and includes a braking part and an operating system. The braking part is mounted adjacent to a wheel of a rollator or a transport chair. When the operating system is unactuated, the braking part abuts a corresponding wheel to avoid a rotation of the corresponding wheel. When a user wants to walk and move the rollator or the transport chair, the user can press the operating system such that the braking part departs from the wheels and releases a brake. When the user wants to sit on the seat cushion and rest, the user can keep the braking system actuated without pressing the operating system, and accordingly the rollator or the transport chair would not be slidable when sat on, thereby avoiding danger. In addition, when the user walks on a slope, the user can release their hands from the rollator or the transport chair without making the rollator or the transport chair slide down the slope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FLYING EAGLE TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Ling-Seng CHANG
  • Patent number: 8807588
    Abstract: Sit or stand strollers and methods of using and making the same are described herein. An example stroller includes a frame, a first set of mounts, a second set of mounts and a removable accessory. The removable accessory comprises a seat to be mounted to at least one of the first or second sets of mounts, a platform positioned beneath the seat, the platform to provide a standing surface for a stroller occupant, and a handle cantilevered above the platform and in front of the seat to provide a grip for the occupant when standing on the standing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Wes Thomas, Toriono Granger, James Morrow
  • Patent number: 8807587
    Abstract: A stroller includes: a frame part; a handle connected to the frame part so as to be swingable; caster mechanisms turnably holding wheels; and a switching mechanism including a switching member which is configured to be held on predetermined positions in accordance with the position of the handle. The caster mechanisms are provided with locking members configured to regulate turning of the wheels. In addition, there are provided transmission mechanism configured to operate the locking members in conjunction with a movement of the switching member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Combi Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Funakura
  • Patent number: 8801020
    Abstract: A wheelchair comprising a frame, a seat assembly attached to the frame, two rear wheels attached to the frame, and at least one front wheel assembly attached to the frame. The frame defines a front face and two side faces. The front face is defined by one or more structural elements situated along a front of the frame, while the side faces are defined by two top side members and two corresponding bottom side members. The front face and the two side faces result in three non-orthogonal planes, which contribute to the strength and stiffness of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Jaimie Borisoff
  • Patent number: 8789843
    Abstract: A collapsible support frame particularly for an infant pushchair comprises in an erect configuration at least a centrally located elongate spine and a seating cavity within the support frame in which to receive a seat. The spine being coupled at or towards one end to a coupler and at or towards its other end to a handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Blackburn Pearce
  • Patent number: 8764048
    Abstract: A stroller seat has a seat back, a seat bottom, a seat hub assembly joining the seat back to the seat bottom, and an actuator carried on the seat. The actuator can be actuated to permit adjusting the recline angle of the seat back and seat bottom as a unit and can be actuated to permit folding the seat back relative to the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Ahnert, Roy L. Dean, Michael A. Dotsey
  • Patent number: 8757646
    Abstract: A transport chair enables one person to provide mobility to two passengers simultaneously. The transport chair can include two seats, allowing a care giver to provide a fast, safe and less stressful solution for providing mobility to multiple passengers. The transport chair can collapse similar to a conventional wheelchair to provide for ease of storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Penny Trail Express, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Webb Coleraine, Kathryn Webb Braswell, Joyce Webb Rucker
  • Patent number: 8757644
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a vehicle frame, front wheel which is formed of a universal caster, a pair of rear wheels, and a lift-up wheel which is formed of a universal caster and is provided at a lower portion of the rear end part of the vehicle frame such that the lift-up wheel is capable of being elevated between a ground-contact position and a non-ground-contact position by an elevation mechanism, the lift-up wheel being configured such that the lift-up wheel, together with the front wheel, movably supports the vehicle frame in a lowered state of the lift-up wheel at the ground-contact position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: France Bed & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mamoru Satou
  • Patent number: 8727370
    Abstract: A stroller with a leg rest that can be rotated to different positions, including an upward position in which the leg rest is adapted to be partially inserted into a notch of an infant car seat for secure placement of the car seat on the stroller. In one embodiment, the stroller frame is collapsible for storage, where a left side structure and a right side structure can be collapsed toward each other. The leg rest is formed of two individual members each attached to one of the left and right side structures. A gap exists between the two members when the stroller frame is in the uncollapsed state, allowing the two members to move toward each other when the stroller frame is collapsed, so that the leg rest does not need to be detached when collapsing the stroller frame. In another embodiment, the leg rest is a one-piece structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Baby Trend Inc.
    Inventor: Denny Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140125020
    Abstract: A changing pad stroller assembly provides a selectively deployable diaper changing support on a stroller. The assembly includes a frame and a handle coupled to the frame. A plurality of wheels is coupled to the frame. A seat coupled to the frame and an upper tray is also coupled to the frame. The upper tray extends around a forward end of the seat. A main panel has a first edge pivotally coupled to a first side of the upper tray. The main panel is positionable to extend across the seat such that a second edge of the main panel engages second side of the upper tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Raynold Sime, Andrea Sime
  • Publication number: 20140097597
    Abstract: A transport chair enables one person to provide mobility to two passengers simultaneously. The transport chair can include two seats, allowing a care giver to provide a fast, safe and less stressful solution for providing mobility to multiple passengers. The transport chair can collapse similar to a conventional wheelchair to provide for ease of storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Lisa Webb Coleraine, Kathryn Webb Braswell, Joyce Webb Rucker
  • Patent number: 8684396
    Abstract: A foldable adjustable dynamic wheelchair including a seat assembly and a push handle assembly configured to serve as a chair back frame both of which are pivotally connected to a mobility base having a pair of spaced apart front rear wheels and a front wheel. A pair of selector plates each having a pair of valleys at a bottom edge thereof are each mounted to either side of the mobility base. A foot operable actuator member is connected to an over-center assembly for moving a latch bar into a valley on one side of center and for moving the latch bar outside a valley on the other side of center. With the latch bar located in one valley the wheelchair is configured in an upright configuration and when the latch bar is located in the other valley, the wheelchair is configured in an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Wayne H. Hanson
  • Patent number: 8651502
    Abstract: A latch device is adapted for coupling a detachably a carrier to a stroller frame, and includes a latch tongue, a latch housing, and a locking member. The latch tongue is mounted on the stroller frame, and has a cam surface and an abutment surface. The latch housing is connected to the latch tongue and is coupled detachably to the carrier. The locking member is connected to the latch housing and includes a latch arm. The locking member is movable relative to the latch housing between a locked position, where the latch tongue is locked to the locking member, and an unlocked position, where the latch tongue is unlocked from the locking member and a slide block of the latch arm abuts against the abutment surface so as to maintain the locking member at the unlocked position. The slide block slides along the cam surface when the locking member is moved toward the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Nuna International B.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Winterhalter, Steve Wood
  • Publication number: 20140035260
    Abstract: A portable wheelchair is easily convertible between a conventional or street wheelchair and a specialty wheelchair through the use of conversion components, some of which are mounted permanently to the wheelchair and some of which are received by the mounted conversion components. In one form, the portable specialty wheelchair is a portable beach wheelchair while in another form the portable specialty wheelchair is an all-terrain wheelchair or trail chair. Preferably, but not necessarily, the portable convertible wheelchair is foldable in order to provide added versatility. In one form, the beach wheelchair includes right and left rear wheels having oversized, low pressure tires that replace the original rear wheels. Right and left front brackets are mounted to the existing frame and are configured to receive right and left wheel assemblies, having smaller, low pressure tires mounted for pivoting movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Arlen Helterbrand
  • Patent number: 8602441
    Abstract: A tandem stroller (1) includes a frame (11), a pair of front and rear seats (15, 16) disposed on the frame (11), a plurality of front wheels (12), and a plurality of rear wheels (13). The frame (11) includes a side rod unit (111), a pair of front leg rods (112) connected to the side rod unit (111), a pair of rear leg rods (113) connected to the side rod unit (111), and a push rod (14). The front and rear wheels (12, 13) are disposed respectively on the front and rear leg rods (112, 113). The push rod (14) is connected to the rear leg rods (113). The front seat (15) includes a front seat plate (151) disposed on the frame (11), and a front backrest (152) connected to and disposed behind the front seat plate (151). The rear seat (16) includes a rear seat plate (161) disposed behind the front seat (15) and above the front seat plate (161), and a rear backrest (162) connected to and disposed in front of the rear seat plate (161).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company
    Inventor: Jian-Qun Li
  • Patent number: 8596670
    Abstract: A folding stroller with changeable seating positions two infants or children is provided. The seating positions for two children may include side-by-side, with the seats positioned to be transverse to the direction of travel of the stroller, with seats facing the same or facing in opposite directions. Seating positions may also include in-line front-to-rear, facing forward or backward; side-by-side facing forward or backward. At least one seat may be provided with a reclining mechanism in which the seat may be reclined between a first position and a second position such that the center of mass of the seat remains substantially aligned with a vertical axis of the stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Ascanio Carimati di Carimate, Richard Wyant, Andrew Serbinski
  • Patent number: 8573610
    Abstract: A footrest apparatus for a wheelchair and the like has a pair of supporting frame configurations supporting a pair of foot plates to be position in a first position for use and a second position for transportation and/or storage. Each of the supporting frame configurations has a connecting shaft rotatably received in a vertical tube of a front wheel assembly. The vertical tube is affixed to a frame structure of the wheelchair and the like. The connecting shaft and the vertical tube in combination bear and transfer a foot load of the user and therefore a locking device provided between the connecting shaft and the vertical tube for locking the connecting frame configuration in a selected one of the first and second positions, will not bear the foot load, resulting a configuration convenience for conducting an unlock action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: AMG Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Seth Meyers, Ming Xu, Cristian Boar, Michael Izzo