Convertible Patents (Class 280/643)
  • Patent number: 9939811
    Abstract: A wheeled remote controlled infant stroller with a changing table including a changing table platform having telescopic foldable legs and being pivotably attached to a rear end of a support frame of an infant stroller body with the changing table platform pivoting outwardly away from a rear side of the infant stroller body. Also included is a remote-controlled braking system to wirelessly control the wheels and GPS tracking capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Eyria Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 9908553
    Abstract: A multi-function baby carriage comprising: base frames; a back frame installed at rear ends of the base frames to switch between a vertical position and a horizontal position and formed with a U-shaped hanger at its top for being suspended from a user's neck or a headrest of a car; a seat on the base frames to accommodate a baby; and wheel means below the base frames, wherein said wheel means include front and rear wheels, front and rear connectors, a front cross member connecting the front connectors, a rear cross member connecting the rear connectors, each of said front and rear connectors having an end rotatably connected to one of the front and rear wheels and the other end connected to one of axes, wherein said shaft is provided with a ball member, so that when the front or rear wheels are folded or unfolded, said shaft causes the front and rear wheels to move at the same time and said ball member passes through a ball holding member in a forward or backward direction to make said ball member to stop at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: In Hwan Chang
  • Patent number: 9593833
    Abstract: A seat assembly for a patient transport device includes a seat casing including a bottom surface, a rear edge including a rear edge outward-facing surface, where the rear edge extends downward from the bottom surface in a vertical direction, and a lighting unit including a controller including a processor and a memory storing a machine readable and executable instruction set, a sensor communicatively coupled to the controller, and a light output communicatively coupled to the controller, where the light output is coupled to at least one of the bottom surface or the rear edge outward-facing surface of the seat casing, where the light output extends across the seat casing in a lateral direction, and where the light output selectively provides light beneath the seat assembly, where the controller commands the lighting unit to change between an ON position and an OFF position based on a signal from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Bart McMannon, Peter Smolán, Timothy Paul Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9561817
    Abstract: A stroller for carrying a child or child restraint system, that may comprise an additional storage area or child support system when expanded. The frames include a mechanism whereby the base of the frame is expanded rearward to create a storage space roughly behind the baby seat, and optionally where a top to the storage area folds up from the rear of the frame to complete the storage area. The stroller may include detachable wheels. The stroller may also include handles or push bars that may optionally include mechanisms to assist in expanding or contracting the storage area. The stroller may also be constructed so as to be collapsible for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Austlen Baby Co.
    Inventors: Patrick William Laffan, Leslie Stiba, Hao Tian
  • Patent number: 9545940
    Abstract: An infant stroller apparatus includes a leg segment and a handle segment, a joint structure including a first and a second coupling hub that are respectively affixed with the leg segment and the handle segment and are pivotally connected with each other, a mount portion connected with the joint structure, a latch assembly having an actuation surface and arranged in the two coupling hubs, and a detachable seat having a connector and a release actuator arranged adjacent to each other. The latch assembly is movable between a first and a second position for respectively locking and unlocking the leg segment and the handle segment. The release actuator can push against the actuation surface for driving an unlocking displacement of the latch assembly when the seat is installed on the mount portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Andrew J. Taylor, Robert E. Haut, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Anthony V. Ruggiero
  • Patent number: 9493178
    Abstract: A foldable child support apparatus including a seat with a seat back pivotal relative to a seat base between at least one open condition for seating a child when the apparatus is unfolded and a closed condition when the apparatus is folded. A frame is provided including a handle member and front and rear leg members, which pivot about at least one frame pivot between an unfolded condition in which the handle member and the front leg members extend on generally opposite sides of the pivot and a folded condition in which the frame members are located on the same side of the pivot with the front leg members located between the handle member and rear leg members. The frame is arranged to transfer the seat between a forward facing unfolded position and a forward facing folded position and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Mamas & Papas (Holdings) Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Smith, Nichola Hargreaves, Stephen Redfern
  • Patent number: 9469326
    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: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Blackburn Pearce
  • Patent number: 9327749
    Abstract: A foldable wagon is provided having a collapsible frame that converts the wagon from a use configuration to a folded configuration for storage and transportation. The foldable wagon has a collapsible frame positonable in an open position and a collapsed position, a plurality of wheels coupled to the collapsible frame, a plurality of substantially rigid seats pivotally coupled to the collapsible frame, and a flexible housing about the collapsible frame to form a sidewall for the wagon. The substantially rigid seats each having a substantially rigid seat back and a substantially rigid seat bottom hingedly coupled to the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Young, Randall A. Sandlin, Thomas K. Schlegel, Cameron Eckert
  • Patent number: 9283978
    Abstract: A stroller (10) includes: a front leg (31); a middle leg (34) located rearward of the front leg; a rear leg (37) located rearward of the middle leg; a front-wheel holding mechanism (21) provided on the front leg; a middle-wheel holding mechanism (24) provided on the middle leg; and a rear-wheel holding mechanism (27) provided on the rear leg. The front-wheel holding mechanism is configured to rotatably and turnably hold a front wheel (22). The middle-wheel holding mechanism is configured to rotatably and unturnably hold a middle wheel (25). The rear-wheel holding mechanism is configured to rotatably and turnably hold a rear wheel (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Combi Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiro Kikui
  • Patent number: 9067612
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a wheel unit, which is easy and simple to handle (operate), and is capable of exactly switching a condition in which a rotation of a rear wheel is restricted, and a condition in which the rotation of the rear wheel is allowed is proposed. The carrier includes: a body; a sliding member capable of being slid in one direction and held on one of a first holding position and a second holding position; an urging member urging the sliding member along the one direction. The position on which the sliding member is held after the sliding member has been returned by an urging force of the urging member, is alternately changed between the first holding position and the second holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: COMBI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi Kobayashi
  • 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: 8998242
    Abstract: A dual-purpose safety baby carrier includes a seat having armrests and a bottom to which a cover defining a receiving chamber is mounted. Upper and lower positioning sections are mounted to a back of the seat. A control bar is movable along the upright tubes between a position where a push key of a safety switch engages the upper positioning section to allow a wheel frame carrying wheels to be retracted into the receiving chamber for serving as a safety seat and a position where the push key engages the lower positioning section to allow the wheel frame to be expanded to form a stroller. The safety switch also includes a push button biased by a spring for locking the push key in position of engaging the upper or lower positioning section. A securing structure includes coupling members mounted to the seat for coupling a seat belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Beto Engineering and Marketing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lopin Wang
  • 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: 8936254
    Abstract: An integrated carrier and support system for supporting and moving a child that includes a carrier assembly and a support assembly. The support assembly may collapse and expand and, when collapsed, may fit cooperatively adjacent to the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventors: Aida Viana, Lidia Viana
  • 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: 8888123
    Abstract: A folding structure of a baby stroller and includes two respective links which are connected to two lower ends of two handles. The links are connected to two front frames and pivotably connected with two respective slides which are pivotably connected to an X-shaped connection frame which is pivotably connected to two rear frames. When folding the baby stroller, the two handles are pushed downward to activate the slides by the links, the slides then activate the connection frame to pull the rear frames to let the stroller stand up. The handles are almost not overlapped with the front frames so as to reduce weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Pao-Hsien Cheng
  • Patent number: 8876147
    Abstract: A juvenile stroller includes a mobile base and a juvenile seat mounted on the mobile base. The mobile base includes wheels and a foldable frame carrying the juvenile seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Dana E. Chicca
  • Patent number: 8857830
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stroller comprising a first passenger support and a second seat positioned behind the first passenger support, the second seat having an in use position and a stowed position, where the second seat can be moved between its in use and stowed positions and back again without need to reposition the first passenger support. An associated method for folding the stroller is also disclosed, the method for collapsing the stroller including the steps of moving the second seat from its in use position to its stowed position, and then folding the stroller. The method for erecting the stroller being the reverse of the method for collapsing this.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Lerado (Zhongshan) Industrial Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-Sheng Chen, Sheng-Po Hung, Lung-Sheng Chen
  • Publication number: 20140265255
    Abstract: A dual-purpose safety baby carrier includes a seat having armrests and a bottom to which a cover defining a receiving chamber is mounted. Upper and lower positioning sections are mounted to a back of the seat. A control bar is movable along the upright tubes between a position where a push key of a safety switch engages the upper positioning section to allow a wheel frame carrying wheels to be retracted into the receiving chamber for serving as a safety seat and a position where the push key engages the lower positioning section to allow the wheel frame to be expanded to form a stroller. The safety switch also includes a push button biased by a spring for locking the push key in position of engaging the upper or lower positioning section. A securing structure includes coupling members mounted to the seat for coupling a seat belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BETO ENGINEERING AND MARKETING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lopin Wang
  • 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: 8801028
    Abstract: A baby safety car seat convertible into a rollable baby seat, and comprising a front, head area and a rear, feet area, the head area being higher than the feet area; a right and left pair of front and rear legs, and a handle. The legs of each pair have distal ends associated with wheels and proximal ends articulated to the seat at corresponding leg attachment area. Both legs are rotatable relative to each other and to the seat between a storage position to be taken in a safety car seat mode of the seat, and an operational position to be taken in a rolling-carrier mode of the seat. The legs can further have an intermediate position between the storage and operational position, and can be rotatable between the intermediate position and the operational position, at least partially under the influence of gravity force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Doona Holdings Ltd
    Inventors: Shabtai Yoav Mazar, Maxim Holtzman
  • Patent number: 8746731
    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: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Baby Jogger, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Zehfuss
  • Patent number: 8714581
    Abstract: A juvenile stroller includes a mobile base and a juvenile seat mounted on the mobile base. The mobile base includes wheels and a foldable frame carrying the juvenile seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Ward A. Fritz, Dana E. Chicca, Walter S. Bezaniuk
  • Patent number: 8662267
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally pertains to articles of luggage that are integrated with child seats so that children may sit on the luggage articles during transport. In one exemplary embodiment, an article of luggage, such as a suitcase, has a retractable seat and a plurality of wheels. The retractable seat resides within a cavity in the luggage article when positioned in a retracted position. A user can pull the retractable seat from the cavity to position a seat back in an extended position. While in the extended position, a child can sit on the article of luggage and lean back against a back of the seat. The back of the seat or other component of the article of luggage can be pulled or pushed such that at least one wheel of the article of luggage rolls on a surface in order to move the article from one location to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventors: Cristyn Danielle Hart, John Kraljic
  • Patent number: 8657326
    Abstract: A child carrier in accordance with the present disclosure is adapted to be mounted on a rolling stroller frame to hold a child for transport on the rolling stroller frame. In one mode, the child carrier is configured to provide a bassinet. In another mode, the child carrier is configured to provide a seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Gad J. Shaanan, Bruce K. Busby
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8585075
    Abstract: A stroller includes a stroller frame having a mounting frame portion, a support frame connected pivotally to the mounting frame portion for supporting a seat, and a support-frame adjusting device operable to adjust an angle between the support frame and the mounting frame portion. The support-frame adjusting device includes an elongated supporting member disposed pivotally on one of the support frame and the mounting frame portion and having first and second engagement portions, and a positioning member locked releaseably at a selected one of the first and second engagement portions. When released from the selected one of the first and second engagement portions, the positioning member is movable to engage the other one of the first and second engagement portions to thereby change the angle between the supporting member and the mounting frame portion and, thus, the inclination angle of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhi-Ren Zhong
  • Patent number: 8550488
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a body including an operation deck and an upper surface which is higher than a bottom surface of the operation deck. An operation control is provided at a front area of the operation deck to project higher than the upper surface of the body. A protective frame is provided on the body to project higher than the upper surface of the body above the operation deck. The upper surface of the body includes a front portion, a side portion, and a rear portion, and is flat along the side portion and at least one of the front and rear portions. The operation control is arranged to be folded for stowing in the operation deck. The protective frame is arranged to be removed, or at least a portion of the protective frame is arranged to be folded for stowing in the operation deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Inui, Ryota Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8505958
    Abstract: Sit or stand strollers and methods of using and making the same are described herein. An example stroller includes a frame and a seat having a seat pan. The seat pan is pivotable between a raised position and a lowered position. In the lowered position, the seat pan is to support a child in a seated position. The example stroller also includes a foot platform coupled to the frame to support a child in a standing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Wes Thomas, Toriono Granger, James Morrow
  • Patent number: 8480115
    Abstract: A stroller includes two side frames and a first seat disposed between the side frames. Each side frame includes an armrest, a first leg, a second leg, a handle, and a first link. The first leg and the second leg are pivoted to the armrest, respectively. The handle is pivoted to the armrest, and a bottom end of the handle is detachably engaged with the first leg. A front end of the first link is pivoted to the second leg, and another opposite end is pivoted to the handle. The first seat is movably disposed on the first link. Thus, when the handle rotates between an extended position and a folded position, the first link can bring the first seat and the second leg to rotate relative to the armrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Excellarate Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying-Zhong Chen, Xiao-Long Mo
  • Patent number: 8480116
    Abstract: An infant carrier apparatus comprises a support frame, a handle assembly having two side segments, two handle adjusting mechanisms pivotally connecting the two side segments of the handle assembly with the support frame, a release actuator and two transmission elements. Each of the handle adjusting mechanisms has a locked state for securely holding the handle assembly in place relative to the support frame, and an unlocked state allowing rotation of the handle assembly about a pivot axis relative to the support frame. Each of the transmission elements has a first and second distal end, wherein the first distal end is connected with one of the handle adjusting mechanisms, and the second distal end is connected with the release actuator. The release actuator is operable to switch the handle adjusting mechanisms from the locked state to the unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Fang Ming Li
  • Patent number: 8474833
    Abstract: This application discloses a number of fold flat, collapsible, stowable wheel assemblies for wheeled carriers including but not limited to strollers, jogging strollers, flat carts, dollies, trolleys, wagons and carts. The application discloses novel methods to selectively fixate the wheel/tire position, to stow and fold flat, fixed, swivel and caster wheels so that the wheels/tires fold flat and generally parallel with the floor/base/frame of the device providing for a thin stowed profile. Also, one innovation provides for a flat cart and all wheels fold flat to the underside and side elevational profile of the carrier device. Other innovations relate to methods to manufacture and provide for fold flat caster or swivel wheels. One embodiment provides for a baby jogging stroller forward wheel/tire that is a selectively fixed, or becomes a swivel wheel, which quickly and easily may be folded flat along the jogger frame, without removing the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Richard N. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 8469390
    Abstract: A baby safety car seat convertible into a rollable baby seat, and comprising a front, head area and a rear, feet area, the head area being higher than the feet area; a right and left pair of front and rear legs, and a handle. The legs of each pair have distal ends associated with wheels and proximal ends articulated to the seat at corresponding leg attachment area. Both legs are rotatable relative to each other and to the seat between a storage position to be taken in a safety car seat mode of the seat, and an operational position to be taken in a rolling-carrier mode of the seat. The legs can have an intermediate position between the storage and operational position, and can be rotatable between the intermediate and operational positions, at least partially under the influence of gravity force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Doona Holdings Ltd
    Inventors: Shabtai Yoav Mazar, Maxim Holtzman
  • Patent number: 8469389
    Abstract: A baby safety car seat convertible into a rollable baby seat, and comprising a front, head area and a rear, feet area, the head area being higher than the feet area; a right and left pair of front and rear legs, and a handle. The legs of each pair have distal ends associated with wheels and proximal ends articulated to the seat at corresponding leg attachment area. Both legs are rotatable relative to each other and to the seat between a storage position to be taken in a safety car seat mode of the seat, and an operational position to be taken in a rolling-carrier mode of the seat. The legs can have an intermediate position between the storage and operational position, and can be rotatable between the intermediate and operational positions, at least partially under the influence of gravity force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Doona Holdings Ltd
    Inventors: Shabtai Yoav Mazar, Maxim Holtzman
  • Patent number: 8434781
    Abstract: A baby safety car seat convertible into a rollable baby seat, and comprising a front, head area and a rear, feet area, the head area being higher than the feet area; a right and left pair of front and rear legs, and a handle. The legs of each pair have distal ends associated with wheels and proximal ends articulated to the seat at corresponding leg attachment area. Both legs are rotatable relative to each other and to the seat between a storage position to be taken in a safety car seat mode of the seat, and an operational position to be taken in a rolling-carrier mode of the seat. The legs can have an intermediate position between the storage and operational position, and can be rotatable between the intermediate and operational positions, at least partially under the influence of gravity force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Doona Holdings Ltd
    Inventors: Shabtai Yoav Mazar, Maxim Holtzman
  • Patent number: 8414012
    Abstract: A stroller is adapted to be connected with a car seat, and includes a frame, a footrest, and at least one locking device. The frame has two seat rods. The footrest is disposed between the seat rods, and includes two side rod sections and a middle rod section having two ends connected respectively and pivotally to the side rod sections. The locking device is disposed between one of the side rod sections and a corresponding one of the seat rods, and includes an angle-limiting mechanism and an actuator operable to cooperate with the angle-limiting mechanism so as to adjust the footrest among a plurality of angular positions including an erected position whereat the stroller is connectable with the car seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Xiao-Hong Xiao
  • Patent number: 8382127
    Abstract: A stroller having an articulated frame with at least one front leg, at least one rear leg, and a reclinable seatback support. An adjustment member is fixed to the frame and defines a plurality of detents that correspond to selectable recline positions for the reclinable seatback support. A locking member is movably attached to the reclinable seatback support and removably engages one of the plurality of detents. An actuator handle is connected to the locking member and is movably mounted on a handle guide that is fixed to the seatback support. The actuator handle is slidable along the handle guide to a first position to move the locking member away from one of the plurality of detents and slidable along the handle guide to a second position to move the locking member into engagement with one of the plurality of detents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Artsana USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Longenecker, Jeff G. Greger
  • Patent number: 8376375
    Abstract: A pushchair seat (10) comprising a seat back (18) mounted for pivotable movement relative to a seat base (20). A bumper bar (14) is pivotably coupled to and carried by the seat (10) and is moveable between a stowed position generally adjacent to the seat base (20) and a deployed position spaced from the seat back (18) and the seat base (20). Drive mechanisms (16) are provided at each end of the bumper bar (14) and comprise a selectively engageable coupling mechanism in the form of a clutch mechanism (30, 32) and a control mechanism (34, 56, 58). The coupling mechanism couples movement of the seat back (18) between its stowed position and its operating position into a corresponding movement of the bumper bar (14) between its stowed position and its deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mama and Papas (Holdings) Ltd.
    Inventors: Nicholas James Mival, Andrew Gordon Wallace, Martin Paul Bagwell, Mark Anthony John Fernandes, Benjamin James Peter Hubert, Simon Lewis Bilton
  • Patent number: 8328226
    Abstract: A direction changeable stroller comprises a frame unit that includes a side leg frame and a push handle pivotable between front and rear positions. The side leg frame includes front and rear leg tubes, and front and rear wheel assemblies. Each of the front and rear wheel assemblies includes a wheel seat and a wheel. Each of the wheel seats includes a fixed portion connected fixedly to a corresponding one of the front and rear leg tubes, and a rotating portion connected pivotably to the fixed portion. The side leg frame further includes an automatic direction-limiting mechanism connected to the push handle such that, when the push handle is at a selected one of the front and rear positions, relative rotation between the fixed portion and the rotating portion of a corresponding one of the front and rear wheel seats is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Chen Xu-Hui, Chen Shun-Min
  • Patent number: 8297642
    Abstract: The dual-chair beach wagon is a rolling cart that can be converted into separately usable beach chairs after a user has finished transporting items with the beach wagon. The cart comprises opposing beach chairs designed with wheels. Beach chairs are removably connected together at opposing ends to form a wagon. When disconnected each chair serves as a standard beach chair. The beach chairs include reconfigurable legs equipped with retractable wheels. In preparation for beach wagon mode, the front legs can be folded up into a recessed locked position to facilitate attachment of the two chairs to form the beach wagon. A rotatable platform joins the axle of one of the chairs to facilitate wagon transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Robert L. Tyson, III
  • Publication number: 20120267875
    Abstract: A baby safety car seat convertible into a rollable baby seat, and comprising a front, head area and a rear, feet area, the head area being higher than the feet area; a right and left pair of front and rear legs, and a handle. The legs of each pair have distal ends associated with wheels and proximal ends articulated to the seat at corresponding leg attachment area. Both legs are rotatable relative to each other and to the seat between a storage position to be taken in a safety car seat mode of the seat, and an operational position to be taken in a rolling-carrier mode of the seat. The legs can have an intermediate position between the storage and operational position, and can be rotatable between the intermediate and operational positions, at least partially under the influence of gravity force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: DOONA HOLDINGS LTD.
    Inventors: Shabtai Yoav Mazar, Maxim Holtzman
  • Patent number: 8286990
    Abstract: There is provided a stroller which has armrests that are attachable and detachable to and from a stroller body, and which is capable of attaching a child seat to the stroller body without using particular attachments. The stroller includes: a pair of front legs; a pair of handles pivotably mounted to the pair of front legs; a pair of rear legs pivotably mounted to the pair of handles; and an X-shaped hinge, coupled to the pair of front legs and the pair of rear legs, for converting the pair of front legs and the pair of rear legs from an unfolded state to a folded state, wherein a pair of armrests is provided, each between each handle and the front leg corresponding to the handle, such that each armrest is attachable and detachable to and from the handle and the front leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Combi Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Tanizaki, Morihiko Fujita, Junichi Asano
  • Patent number: 8262103
    Abstract: Vehicle for carriage of children, comprising a frame and at least two wheels which are attached to the frame. The vehicle can be transformed between at least a first configuration as pushable buggy and a second configuration for use as a towed trailer, and in both first and second configurations provides room for at least one child. The vehicle can be transformed between the first and second configuration by adjusting the width of the frame and location of the center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Anton Rudolf Enserink, Jaap Jozua Van Boxtel
  • Patent number: 8205907
    Abstract: A juvenile stroller includes a mobile base and a juvenile seat mounted on the mobile base. The mobile base includes wheels and a foldable frame carrying the juvenile seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Dana E Chicca
  • Patent number: 8186705
    Abstract: A stroller having a frame with front and rear portions and right and left sides. A seat having a seat base and a seat back is mounted to the front portion of the frame. The seat back is rotatable relative to the frame between a back support position and a travel seat support position where the seat back is substantially parallel to and above the seat base when the stroller is in an operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Artsana USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff G. Greger, Michael L. Longenecker
  • Patent number: 8162333
    Abstract: An apparatus that combines the functionality of a high chair and a child walker into one integral device is herein disclosed. The frame extends upward using a tubular structure which allows the apparatus to raise from a lower walker height thereto a high chair height. The apparatus provides an interchangeable seat system comprising a textile walker seat and a semi-rigid high chair seat with a footrest. Additionally, the wheels lock into place to prevent the apparatus from rolling about while in the raised high chair position. The overall tray area surrounding the child then serves as a table upon which the child can eat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Albertha L. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 8157287
    Abstract: The convertible wheelchair includes a seat and a plurality of chair legs extending downward from the seat. Each leg includes a wheel to permit movement of the convertible wheelchair. A reclining backrest is pivotally mounted to the back of the wheelchair, which provides a flat, horizontal surface for a user to rest thereon. Both the seat and the backrest include a pair of panels selectively extendable towards the lateral side in order to form a bed. In this configuration, a caregiver can easily maneuver the user into any position required for ablutions and lavatory functions. Each panel and the handlebars on the backrest may include extendable legs to stabilize the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventors: Valerie N. Cleveland, Gerlene C. Borum
  • Patent number: 8128103
    Abstract: An optionally deployable side seat for a baby stroller, to seat a second child, is secured by hand-operated connectors to nearly any baby or child stroller, without tools. The side seat faces to the side of the stroller and has a deployed position in which two wheels mounted in tandem on the side seat frame contact the pavement. For stowing the side seat remains on the stroller, and two quick-release lockable joints, in the position of arms on the side seat, are released and raised upwardly, which folds the seat bottom up against the seat back and raises up a lower frame portion that supports the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Marie Schutzendorf, Corbett Griffith
  • Patent number: 8087688
    Abstract: A collapsible pushchair can be expanded into a deployed state for carrying a child and collapsed into a portable state for being carried as a piece of luggage. Transformation of the pushchair between its deployed and portable states is enabled by the use of rotationally mounted chair legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: 100 Watt Limited
    Inventors: Michael Quinton Gilbertson, Steven James Moore
  • Patent number: 8020879
    Abstract: A child's stroller that collapses into a compact form that can be carried in a manner similar to a backpack is herein disclosed. When collapsed, an attached textile-based covering or bag is wrapped over the stroller portion and secured shut with a zipper. Adjustable straps are then placed over the parent's or caregiver's shoulders, thereby allowing the apparatus to be carried in a backpack manner. In such a manner, the stroller may be collapsed and carried when the stroller is not needed on a continual basis. As such, the parent or care provider may enjoy the convenience of a stroller when needed, but is not burdened with pushing or caring the stroller when the child is not in it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Kenneth C. Engdahl