Three- Or Four-wheeled Chair, Baby Carriage, Or Stroller Patents (Class 280/642)
  • Patent number: 10399589
    Abstract: A child stroller apparatus includes a rear leg 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 handle frame having a third side segment fixedly connected with a third coupling part, the second and third coupling parts being respectively connected pivotally with the first coupling part, a front guard pivotally connected with the first coupling part, a first linking assembly rotationally coupling the second side segment with the third side segment, and a second linking assembly rotationally coupling the front guard with the second side segment. The front leg frame, the handle frame and the front guard are linked and rotatable relative to the rear leg frame during folding and unfolding of the child stroller apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventor: Andrew J. Horst
  • Patent number: 10377406
    Abstract: A twice-foldable stroller including a frame main body which is configured to have right and left front-angle frames to support front wheels and a horizontal frame connected at a lower part between the right and left front-angle frames, right and left rear-angle frames to support rear wheels and connecting frames connected between the right and left rear-angle frames and the right and left front-angle frames, and vertical frames connected to the right and left connecting frames; seat frames; backrest frames; support frames; extension frames; canopy frames rotatably connected to the extension frames; and handles, each connected to the extension frames, wherein right and left central portions are rotatably connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Sung ho Baek, Xing Ding
  • Patent number: 10370017
    Abstract: A frame adjustable all-terrain stroller apparatus for use along hiking and wilderness trails includes rear wheels attachable at lowermost ends of independently positionable swing arms. Each swing arm is securable independently and each rear wheel is thereby positionable at a different elevation enabling stable operation of the stroller apparatus along sloped surfaces. Each rear wheel includes a stub axle devised to engage interior to an aperture disposed at the lowermost end of each of the pair of swing arms. The rear wheels are securable in each of a first position, exteriorly mounted to the swing arms, and a second position, interiorly mounted to the swing arms, whereby the rear wheel track of the stroller apparatus is variable. No rear axle connecting between the rear wheels is required, so clearance of the stroller apparatus is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Ogrin, Alyna Douglass
  • Patent number: 10351157
    Abstract: A compact multifunction collapsible stroller and cart which provides increased convenience with its small factor when collapsed. It is able to be reversibly converted from a stroller to a shopping or utility cart. The seat and receptacle of the invention have no rigid connections to the wheeled frame, instead they are suspended in place by non-rigid connections such as cables or wires connecting them to the wheeled frame. The wheeled frame may be telescopic and collapsible, and can be wrapped in the flexible material of the seat or cart receptacle thereby allowing the seat or cart receptacle to act as a carrying bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen Miles
  • Patent number: 10347110
    Abstract: A patient support and reclining device having a built in alarm and including an arrangement of sensors, timer and switches extending between the device and a separate connected control module for notifying when the patient is no longer supported upon the chair or recliner or when the patient has been supported in a static position to too long a period of time, thus notifying the caregiver of the necessity of repositioning in order to prevent the occurrence of bedsores and the like. The recliner device includes slaved or independent repositionable drives incorporated into the seat and back supports. The repositionable drives are communicated with the control module in order to reconfigure the patient support device, such as timed intervals to correspond with patient repositioning, such as of particular value to immobile or mobility limited individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Tianfu Li
  • Patent number: 10212999
    Abstract: A luggage apparatus is described. The luggage apparatus comprises an apparatus body having a moveable portion and a fixed portion, the moveable portion being movable with respect to the fixed portion between a deployed position and a stowed position. In the deployed position, a moveable portion surface and a fixed portion surface are arranged to define a seat for a child and in the stowed position, the moveable and fixed portion surfaces are substantially contained within the luggage apparatus body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tamar Clarke, Tom Clarke
  • Patent number: 10106187
    Abstract: A baby carrier device has a main body operably mounted on pairs of front and rear leg assembles. The main body includes a middle body portion, a front body portion pivotally mounted on a front of the middle body portion with a pair of forward pivots, and a rear body portion that is pivotally mounted on a rear of the middle body portion via a pair of rear pivots. The pair of front leg assemblies are pivotally mounted on the forward pivots and extend to a wheel. The pair of rear leg assemblies are pivotally mounted on the rear pivots and extend to a wheel. A handle assembly is also pivotally mounted on the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Edward Farrar, Dakota James Farrar
  • Patent number: 10106185
    Abstract: A collapsible stroller is disclosed, including a front axle frame member, a rear axle frame member, a handlebar frame member, a handlebar, and a hub. The hub includes a rotating attachment point for the front axle frame member, a rotating attachment point for the handlebar frame member, a fixed attachment point for the rear axle frame member. A cable connects the hub, and a rotatable handle on the handlebar frame member. When the rotatable handle is rotated, the cable causes the hub to collapse in two stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Diono, LLC
    Inventors: Nigel Plested, Paul Richardson
  • Patent number: 10059359
    Abstract: The invention relates to a buggy comprising an upper sliding frame and a lower sliding frame to which the front wheels are attached. In the upright driving position of the buggy, viewed in the side view, the upper sliding frame and the lower sliding frame are approximately aligned with one another. There is also a rear frame to which the rear wheels are attached. In the driving position, the buggy, viewed from the side, is oriented at an angle to the sliding frames, and the buggy can be collapsed about joints from the driving position into a transport position. Joint units, to which the respective end of a strut of the upper sliding frame facing the joint units and the respective end of a strut of the rear frame facing the joint units, are attached so as to be pivotable about joint axes, which are parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Bumbleride Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Reichardt, Michael Downes, Chris Todter
  • Patent number: 10053130
    Abstract: A collapsible stroller includes a stroller frame, a folding lock mechanism, a lateral lock mechanism, and a trigger mechanism. The stroller frame includes a right upper side frame member pivotally connected with a right lower side frame member and a left upper side frame member pivotally connected with a left lower side frame member. The folding lock mechanism is capable of a locked state and an unlocked state. The lateral lock mechanism is capable of a locked operating state and an unlocked operating state. The trigger mechanism is on the stroller frame, and actuation of the trigger mechanism moves the folding lock mechanism from the locked state to the unlocked state and moves the lateral lock mechanism from the locked operating state to the unlocked operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Conor P. McNamara, Thomas C. Hanson
  • Patent number: 10023217
    Abstract: An infant stroller apparatus includes a front leg frame having a first side segment, a handle frame having a second side segment pivotally coupled with the first side segment via a first pivot connection, a rear leg frame having a third and a fourth side segment pivotally coupled with each other via a second pivot connection, the third side segment being further pivotally coupled with the first side segment via a third pivot connection, and the fourth side segment being further pivotally coupled with the second side segment via a fourth pivot connection, a seat portion pivotally coupled with the first side segment via a fifth pivot connection, and a support frame portion respectively coupled with the seat portion and the fourth side segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Daniel A. Sack, Ryan N. Miller, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 9950730
    Abstract: A baby stroller includes a frame having front and rear wheel supports, a seat rod, a push rod and a support rod. The front and rear wheel supports form a first rotating joint. The push rod includes upper and lower push rods, the lower push rod is connected to the first rotating joint. The lower push rod and the upper push rod form a second rotating joint. The support rod is rotatably connected with the upper push rod. The support rod is rotatably connected with the rear wheel support. The seat rod is rotatably connected with the front wheel support. The seat rod is rotatably connected with the support rod. Rotating the upper push rod around the second rotating joint drives the lower push rod, the support rod, the front wheel support, the rear wheel support and the seat rod to fold the stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GOODBABY CHILD PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiang Gao
  • Patent number: 9888786
    Abstract: A children's sleeping apparatus includes a structural support frame and a child receiving receptacle supported by the structural support frame. The child receiving receptacle is preferably movably coupled to the structural support frame to provide pivotal motion of the child receiving receptacle relative to the structural support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Corso, Alexander Pusch
  • Patent number: 9868456
    Abstract: A stroller system including an expandable base and two frame members is discussed. The stroller system is configured for dual occupancy and provides an expandable cargo area to a user. The first and second seats coupled to their respective frame members may be modular in nature. The second seat may also include a bench seat with optional secondary support structures. The two frame members are configured to fold independently of one another. The mechanical apparatus of the dual occupancy stroller including locking and actuator mechanisms are discussed. Additionally, the mechanism by which the front frame member folds is discussed. The disclosed stroller is capable of simultaneously carrying multiple children with a cargo area that can be extended or retracted and can carry a heavy load. The stroller is able to easily fold to a stowed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Austlen Baby Co.
    Inventors: Leslie Stiba, Patrick William Laffan, Zheng Rong, Christopher Wiencek, Mark Petro-Roy, Cameron Dye
  • Patent number: 9862401
    Abstract: A collapsible pushchair frame or doll's pushchair frame, includes: two lateral frame bars with push bars and front wheel arrangements on the frame bars; two lateral support struts, each of which is pivotably fastened, by a respective joint to a frame bar, at a distance from the lower end of the bar and which have bearings for rear wheels on their lower ends lying towards the rear in relation to the articulation points; and a seat insert or reclining insert. At least one stabilizing rod is designed as a safety rod and divided by a knee joint. An adjusting device includes an actuating element (21) arranged under the insert in the pushchair frame is coupled to at least one part of the at least one stabilizing rod, the actuating element being used to at least raise the corresponding front part of the stabilizing rod (13a, 13b) comprising the knee joint (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CURT WUERSTL VERMOEGENSVERWALTUNGS-GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Jan-Stefan Wuerstl
  • Patent number: 9815487
    Abstract: A compact collapsible stroller in accordance with the present disclosure includes a mobile cart and a seat coupled to the mobile cart. The mobile cart includes a rolling base and a foldable frame that fold inwardly and outwardly from the rolling base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dowd, Christopher D. Miller, Joseph F. Brewin
  • Patent number: 9725107
    Abstract: A foldable stroller frame includes a connection unit interconnecting two opposite foldable side frame units, each of which includes a front leg and a handle rod connected pivotally to each other, and a rear leg connected pivotally to the handle rod. The connection unit includes four bottom rods each having a first end connected pivotally to a connecting seat, and a second end connected pivotally to a respective one of the front and rear legs of the side frame units. When the connecting seat is pulled upwardly from a lower used position, the second ends of the bottom rods move radially toward each other, whereby the side frame units are folded and move toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Jian-Qun Li
  • Patent number: 9630642
    Abstract: Baby strollers may have a reversible seat backrest assembly such that the seat may be transferred from a forward facing position or a rearward facing position. Both the forward facing position and the rearward facing position may have a plurality of reclining angle for the comfort of the child. The seatback rest assembly may have a slider crank assembly including two connecting rods to allow adjustment of the seatback rest into the plurality of locked positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Baby Jogger LLC
    Inventors: Mark Zehfuss, Jordi Dorca
  • Patent number: 9604659
    Abstract: A folding device for a baby carriage has a supporting pole, a folding joint, and a collapsible pole. The supporting pole has two opposite ends. The folding joint is arranged at the supporting pole. The collapsible pole is rotatably mounted on the folding joint. The folding joint has an assembling seat disposed at one of the two opposite ends of the supporting pole and a blocking blade movably mounted in the assembling seat. The collapsible pole has a plug mounted in the plugging hole to prevent the collapsible pole from spinning. When the plug moves out of the plugging hole, the blocking blade can block the plugging hole. The folding device for a baby carriage can prevent children inserting their fingers into the plugging hole and accidentally pinching their fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Mima International Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Kun Wang
  • Patent number: 9561816
    Abstract: A compact collapsible stroller in accordance with the present disclosure includes a mobile cart and a seat coupled to the mobile cart. The mobile cart includes a rolling base and a foldable frame that fold inwardly and outwardly from the rolling base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dowd, Christopher D Miller, Joseph F Brewin
  • Patent number: 9402774
    Abstract: An IV pole and stroller combination provides a wheel base, which, in the first and second exemplary embodiments, replaces the stroller's rear wheels. The stroller's front portion is equipped with one or more steerable front wheels, and the stroller folds up for compact storage. The IV pole is equipped with typical IV pole features, such as hooks for fluid bags and mounts for other medical equipment. The stroller portion is equipped with typical stroller features, such as a storage basket underneath the child's seat, a sun shade, and a bottle holder. In an alternative exemplary embodiment, the wheel base and number of wheels are reduced; the vertical IV pole member may not be directly affixed to the wheel base, and may instead be removably affixed to a portion of the stroller frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Barbara Martin
  • Patent number: 9365230
    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: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Baby Jogger, LLC
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Cheng
  • Patent number: 9283977
    Abstract: A foldable jogging stroller frame with an auto-swiveling mechanism for rear wheel sets thereof without return-springs, in which the foldable jogging stroller frame may include a front strut, a pair of push arms pivoted with the front strut by a pair of lockable joints, a pair of rear struts pivoted to the pair of push arms, a seat support rods pivoted between the front strut and the rear struts, and the auto-swiveling mechanism includes at least two sets of swivel sleeve assemblies, a pair of rear sets and a pair of connecting elements. While the pair of push arms is rotating, the association of the connecting elements shall cause the sleeves and the rear sets to swivel in ninety degrees (90°) from the longitudinally traveling direction to a transversally stowing direction thereby achieving a compact configuration for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile (Zhongshan) Product Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tse-Chien Wu, Yung-Shuen Lin, Shan-Heng Lin
  • Patent number: 9227650
    Abstract: A child stroller that can grow with the family starts as a single stroller when a second base and standing boards are fully folded toward a first base. The second base can be slid open with respect to the first base to create a space to attach a full-sized second child seat via a second coupling unit. The standing boards may be extended out from the first base at the back that can be used for one foot or both feet, so that a third child can stand on the standing boards. Multiple configurations are provided for the child stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Sharon A. Gillett
  • Patent number: 9187113
    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 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Baby Jogger, LLC
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Cheng
  • Patent number: 9108654
    Abstract: Infant car seat assemblies suitable for functioning as both a car seat and a stroller and capable of functioning with a wide variety of commercially available car seats. The infant car seat assembly for providing mobility to an infant car seat includes at least two hubs, a pair of front legs and a pair of rear legs secured to the hubs at uppermost extents thereof and having at least two wheel assemblies secured to lowermost extents thereof, and at least two adapters configured to releaseably secure the hubs to the infant car seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Micheal Kozinski
  • Patent number: 9096250
    Abstract: A foldable stroller includes a linkage and an engaging mechanism; the linkage includes a slider connected to the rear frame, a pull rod connected between the slider and the upper frame, and/or between the slider and the lower frame, and struts whose middles are pivoted each other, with two ends of each strut connected to the rear frame, and the sliders connected to the struts so as to actuate the struts to pivot each other; and the engaging mechanism is formed on the rear frame to restrict a sliding motion of the slider. The structure is simple and handy, and the stroller can be folded due to the gravity of the upper and lower frames when operating the engaging mechanism, which needs small strength of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: DONGGUAN WENJIAN GOLF PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Chu Cheng
  • Patent number: 9050993
    Abstract: A stroller has a frame reconfigurable between an in-use configuration and a folded configuration. A fold joint on the frame, when in a latched orientation, retains the frame in the in-use configuration. A seat is supported by the frame and a tray extends across and is spaced forward from the seat assembly. The fold joint is coupled to a portion of the tray and is configured to: a) move the tray to a deployed position relative to the seat when the frame is moved to the in-use configuration; b) retain the tray in the deployed position when in the in-use orientation; and c) release and allow the tray to move to a folded position when the frame is moved to the folded configuration. The fold joint is configured to hide and covers the various fold latch and tray fold components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas John Pollack
  • Patent number: 9044104
    Abstract: An apparatus for seating a child comprising a seat and a foldable frame for supporting the seat. The frame comprises on left and rights sides: a first and a second frame member connected by a hinge assembly and relatively pivotal through substantially 180 degrees between an unfolded condition and a folded condition, and a third frame member connected to the hinge assembly and pivotal relative to the first and second frame members by less than 180 degrees between an unfolded condition and a folded condition. The first and second frame members are aligned and on opposite sides of the hinge assembly when unfolded and parallel and on the same side of the hinge assembly when folded. The third frame member is parallel with the first and second frame members when folded to provide a compact folded apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: MAMAS & PAPAS (HOLDINGS) LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Smith
  • Patent number: 9027952
    Abstract: A lower leg rest device includes an engaging member and a support member having a length adjusting mechanism. An end of the support member is pivotally connected to the frame of the baby carriage at a pivot point. The engaging member is disposed on another end of the support member. The support member is used for supporting a child safety seat. The length adjusting mechanism is used for adjusting a length between the engaging member and the pivot point. When the lower leg rest device pivots to a position below the frame body, the length of the support member can be shortened so as to support legs of a baby seated in the baby carriage. When the lower leg rest device pivots to a position above the frame body, the support member can be lengthened so that the engaging member can be engaged with and support the child safety seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Wanquan Zhu
  • Publication number: 20150115667
    Abstract: A foldable bearing structure includes a set of coplanar wheels and a folding device including a set of lower arms; at least a rear upper arm; an antiparallelogram deformable in a vertical plane, the antiparallelogram including two crossed segments; at least a first sidebar located in the vertical plane; the antiparallelogram deformed by folding between a first position, corresponding to an unfolded of the structure and a second position corresponding to a folded position, the transition from the first position to the second position reducing the wheelbase of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick Herbault
  • Publication number: 20150102587
    Abstract: A foldable jogging stroller frame with an auto-swiveling mechanism for rear wheel sets thereof without return-springs, in which the foldable jogging stroller frame may include a front strut, a pair of push arms pivoted with the front strut by a pair of lockable joints, a pair of rear struts pivoted to the pair of push arms, a seat support rods pivoted between the front strut and the rear struts, and the auto-swiveling mechanism includes at least two sets of swivel sleeve assemblies, a pair of rear sets and a pair of connecting elements. While the pair of push arms is rotating, the association of the connecting elements shall cause the sleeves and the rear sets to swivel in ninety degrees (90°) from the longitudinally traveling direction to a transversally stowing direction thereby achieving a compact configuration for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: TSE-CHIEN WU, YUNG-SHUEN LIN, SHAN-HENG LIN
  • Patent number: 9004524
    Abstract: A buggy for transporting children has a frame and wheels that are rotably mounted relative to the frame to support the frame above a ground surface. A primary seat is operatively supported by the frame for supporting a first child. A secondary seat 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: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Phil and Teds Most Excellent Buggy Company Limited
    Inventors: Campbell Gower, Philip Brace
  • 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: 8991852
    Abstract: A collapsible pushchair is disclosed. It comprises a chassis (2) to which wheels (8, 9, 25, 26) are attached, a seat hanger (33) and a pair of spaced parallel tubular body portions (6,7) fixed relative to and extending upwardly at an angle from the chassis away from the wheels on opposite sides of said seat hanger. A first handle part (15) is received in each tubular body portion and is slideable between an extended position in which the first handle part (15) primarily extends from an upper end of the tubular body portion (6,7) towards a person pushing the pushchair and, a second stowed position in which the first handle part (15) has been slid through each tubular body portion (6,7) so that the first handle part extends from the upper end and a lower end of each of the tubular body portions. The seat hanger is pivotally attached to said first handle parts such that the seat hanger (33) folds as the first handle parts (15) are slid into their stowed position from their extended positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Step Ahead Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Richard Mitzman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150076796
    Abstract: The invention refers to a foldable chassis for a child's pushchair comprising an inverted “U” shaped handlebar, a front legs, a rear legs, a scissor frame and two side cross members that link the front feet to the rear, and a locking compass between the rear wheels, characterised by the fact that the arm of each side of the handlebar and its corresponding front leg form a continuous assembly, where the link between the front leg and its corresponding wheel is made by an articulated section, this section being in turn articulated to the front wheel support, which is able to reduce the length in the folded frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Manuel JANE SANTAMARIA
  • Publication number: 20150076795
    Abstract: A collapsible stroller comprising a frame and a reversible seat (5) comprising an armrest portion (5.5) is provided. The reversible seat (5) is mountable via an attachment point on the stroller frame in either a forward or rearward orientation with respect to the stroller frame, and in such a way that the attachment point can be moved relative to the stroller frame for collapse of the reversible seat (5) along with the stroller frame, irrespective of the reversible seat's orientation. An associated reversible seat structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Xiuping Liu
  • Publication number: 20150076794
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and assembly for transporting a child, such as a pram and/or buggy. According to the invention the pram comprises two wheel-bearing arms which are pivotally coupled by a coupling housing. One of these arms is pivotally connected to a connector element for coupling to for instance a child's seat. The pram further comprises a transmission between the connector element and the other arm for the purpose of rotating the connector element during said pivoting of the pram from the folded-open position to the collapsed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MUTSY B.V.
    Inventor: Franciscus Johannes Cornelius Driessen
  • Patent number: 8979114
    Abstract: An infant carrier apparatus includes a support frame and a seat. The support frame includes at least one latch assembly, the latch assembly being operable between a locking state where the latch assembly locks the support frame in an unfolded state, and an unlocking state to allow folding of the support frame. The seat is operable to attach with and detach from the support frame, wherein the seat includes a driving part that is connectable with the latch assembly when the seat is installed on the support frame, and the driving part is operable to cause displacement of the latch assembly from the locking state to the unlocking state. In some embodiments, a method of operating the infant carrier apparatus is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Chin Ming Cheng, Shun-Min Chen, Yun-Ju Chen
  • Publication number: 20150048599
    Abstract: A collapsible stroller, including a handle tube, a front leg tube with a front wheel assembly, a rear leg tube with a rear wheel assembly, a joint assembly connecting the handle tube to the front leg tube and the rear leg tube, and a reversible seat reversibly mounted on the joint assembly, characterized in that the reversible seat is provided with an engaging projection, and the joint assembly is provided with more than one engaging recess rotatable with a stroller frame, and that the stroller frame can be collapsed after the engaging projection of the reversible seat is inserted into the engaging recess, and the rotation of the stroller frame brings the reversible seat to rotate therewith, so that the reversible seat is collapsed along with the stroller frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Xiuping Liu
  • Patent number: 8955869
    Abstract: The invention relates to a seat attachment for a stroller, single stroller and double strollers. Such a seat attachment may be used to reversibly convert a single stroller into a double stroller. More specifically, versions of the seat attachment relate to a seat attachment for a stroller capable of supporting a seat such as, but not limited to, a stroller seat, a baby seat, bassinet, a pram, a car seat, or a baby carrier, for example. The seat may be supported in front of a permanent seat of the stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Baby Jogger, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Zehfuss
  • 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: 8936267
    Abstract: A child carrier apparatus comprises first and second leg frames, a seat frame including first and second tube portions, a joint housing connected with the first and second tube portions, an impeding part assembled adjacent to the joint housing, and a release actuator. The first tube portion is pivotally connected with the first leg frame. The second tube portion is pivotally connected with the second leg frame and the joint housing, and is rotatable between unfolded and folded positions. The impeding part can move between a first position obstructing rotation of the second tube portion relative to the joint housing from the unfolded position, and a second position displaced away from a path of rotation of the second tube portion to allow folding of the second tube portion. The release actuator is operable to drive the impeding part to move from the first to second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Jian Qun Li, Haibo Zeng
  • Patent number: 8919809
    Abstract: A child stroller and a stroller frame thereof are disclosed. The child stroller includes the stroller frame and a child safety seat. The child safety seat is engaged with the stroller frame in a detachable way. The stroller frame includes a main frame and an engaging device disposed on the main frame. The child safety seat includes a front engagement mechanism and a rear structural part. The front engagement mechanism is engaged with a front handrail support of the main frame. A hook of the engaging device hooks the rear structural part. Therefore, in practice, parents can take the child safety seat together with the child sitting thereon from a car onto the stroller frame, which reduces the probability of waking the child up and the inconvenience of the parents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Dao-Chang Li
  • Patent number: 8919806
    Abstract: A foldable stroller has a frame assembly with a fold joint, a fold joint, a handle push arm, a front leg with an upper end connected to the fold joint, a rear leg extending down from and pivotally connected to the fold joint, and a drive link. The drive link has a rear end pivotally coupled to the rear leg below the fold joint and a front end pivotally coupled to a lower end of the push arm. The frame assembly is reconfigurable between an unfolded and a folded configuration. In the folded configuration, the fold joint moves upward along the handle push arm. The rear end of the drive link and the rear leg are moved toward and lie closely adjacent the front leg and handle push arm. The frame assembly may automatically move to the folded and/or unfolded configuration. The foldable stroller may also stand upright in the folded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Pollack, Louis Doucette, Thomas M. Perrin, William Forbes, Alan W. Ball, Kelly Hon
  • Patent number: 8919807
    Abstract: An infant stroller apparatus includes a rear leg frame including a first side segment, a handle having a second side segment formed by at least a first and a second tubular member telescopically assembled with each other, an impeding part assembled with the second side segment and operable to create an interference that blocks retraction of the second tubular member into the first tubular member, and an armrest pivotally connected with the second side segment and provided with an actuating member disposed adjacent to the impeding part. A rotation of the armrest in a direction for collapsing the infant stroller apparatus can cause a displacement of the actuating member, which drives the impeding part in movement to remove the interference and allow retraction of the second tubular member into the first tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Andrew J. Taylor, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Robert E. Haut, Dylan A. Mellinger
  • Patent number: 8915516
    Abstract: A convertible tandem stroller frame is capable of locking in a tandem stroller mode for installing a second seat thereby concurrently transporting two occupants, and capable of converting said mode into a single seat mode for transporting single occupant by simply manipulating a release actuator at a front portion of the convertible tandem stroller frame. The convertible tandem stroller frame may include a front rack, a rear rack, at least a longitudinal telescopic mechanism and at least a locking mechanism. The front rack and the rear rack are lockably and adjustably connected by the longitudinal telescopic mechanism, so as to be extended into the tandem stroller mode and be retracted into the single seat mode. The locking mechanism is associated with the release actuator for locking and un-locking the longitudinal telescopic mechanism by manipulating in front of the convertible tandem stroller frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Lerado (Zhong Shan) Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Fan Yang, Chen-Tai Chang, Sheng-Po Hung, Fu-Peng Chou
  • 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