Convertible Patents (Class 280/648)
  • Patent number: 10647340
    Abstract: A mobile storage device comprises an exterior frame and an interior storage area within the exterior frame. The exterior frame comprises a seat for sitting on when the mobile storage device is not being rolled or moved. In some embodiments, the seat is movable from a closed position to an open position to access the interior storage frame. A flexible storage bag comprising one or more pockets is able be configured to fit within the interior storage area. In some embodiments, the exterior frame is adjustable to adjust a size of the interior storage area. In some embodiments, the exterior frame is collapsible for storing the mobile storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Zuca, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce E. Kinnee
  • Patent number: 10562556
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a folding wagon that is capable of being folded between an expanded open configuration at which a variety of articles or children are carried in a basket of the wagon and a compact collapsed configuration to facilitate storage or transport when the wagon is not being used. A pair of fold-down seats which are carried inside the basket to transport small children are rotatable between a vertically upright position and a horizontally flat position. A handle is pivotally coupled to the front of the wagon and rotatable between a first position lying inside the basket and a second position extending outwardly from the front of the wagon. A handlebar is pivotally coupled to the rear of the wagon and rotatable between a first position extending horizontally outward from the rear of the wagon and a second position extending vertically downward alongside the wagon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Horowitz
  • Patent number: 10556610
    Abstract: Maneuverable strollers are disclosed. An example method for manufacturing a stroller includes mounting a front wheel to a frame; mounting a rear wheel and an intermediate wheel to a connector; and mounting the connector to the frame at a pivot axis such that the intermediate wheel is located between the front wheel and the rear wheel and the pivot axis is located between the rear wheel and the intermediate wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: KOLCRAFT ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Rolicki, Liviu Iftinca, Wes Thomas, Ted Bretschger
  • Patent number: 10506803
    Abstract: A foldable fishing chair comprising a pull rod; a connecting rod with wheels is arranged at the bottom of the pull rod; a seat frame with a chair surface is rotationally connected to one side of the pull rod, and a front support is rotationally connected to the seat frame; a front support connecting rod that is rotationally connected with the pull rod is rotationally connected to the front support, and the other side of the pull rod is rotationally connected with a rear support; a goods shelf is rotationally connected to the rear support; a rear support connecting rod is arranged on the goods shelf and the rear support in a penetrating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ZheJiang Nasite Commodity Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zi Ying Wu, Chang Ling Wu, Yun Hua Peng, Chang Ai Wu, Chen Yu Wu
  • Patent number: 9889872
    Abstract: A multi-function stroller may comprise a lower chassis shell and an upper occupant shell connected by a quick release pivot joint that provides occupant accommodation that is secure and comfortable. In addition, the structural architecture is designed to allow safe adaptations to the axle configuration. Through flexible suspension arm mounting the suspension-hub-wheel/tire assembly can be quickly assembled/disassembled to provide alternative usage axle layouts. An ergonomic handle assembly may be coupled with the structure for pushing, pulling, towing, carrying, etc. When disassembled, the multi-function stroller can be folded into a compact storage mode. Thus, non-compromised performance, versatility, and usage functionality can be readily achieved and accomplished in a safe manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ignio LLC
    Inventors: Darren W. Somerset, Sunil Lall
  • Patent number: 9776652
    Abstract: A stroller frame includes a bottom pipe, a rear foot, a handle, a carrier device, and a linking component. The rear foot is pivoted to the bottom pipe and the handle. A rear end of the carrier device is detachably connected to the rear foot. The linking component is pivotally bendable. Two opposite ends of the linking component are pivoted to the handle and the bottom pipe respectively. A middle portion of the linking component is pivoted to the rear foot. A front end of the carrier device is pivoted to the linking component in an engageable manner, and the linking component drives the carrier device to be folded when the stroller frame is folded. Therefore, the stroller frame can be folded into a smaller size easily, which is convenience for storage and transportation. Furthermore, depending on different situations, the carrier device can be detached from the stroller frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Zhi-Ren Zhong
  • Patent number: 9481309
    Abstract: A vehicle seat retention system includes a vehicle seating assembly having a seat, which includes a seating surface and a seatback having seatback surface. A continuous peripheral rim is disposed on a first side, a second side, and a front of the vehicle seat, below the seating surface of the vehicle seating assembly. A first telescoping extension is disposed at a forward corner defined between the first side and the front of the vehicle seat. A second telescoping extension is disposed at a forward corner defined between the second side and the front of the vehicle seat. A deployable net is disposed between the seat and the peripheral rim. The deployable net is configured to be concealed within a seat base disposed below the seating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Artur Sakarian, Annette Lynn Huebner, Ryan Welch, Kristin Ann Hellman
  • Patent number: 9375097
    Abstract: A convertible walker/rider includes a frame and a seat assembly, and is convertible between a riding mode and a walking mode. The frame includes a pair of substantially horizontally oriented base legs and an upright portion coupled to and extending generally upwardly from the base legs. The seat assembly is pivotally mounted to the upright portion and includes a seat platform, a pair of seat support legs generally extending from the seat platform, and a seat handle extending between the seat support legs. The seat assembly is positionable in either a seated position for operating the convertible walker in a riding mode or in an upright position for operating the convertible walker in a walking mode. The base legs can be selectively adjustable to widen or lessen the distance therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: James Stango, Aaron Flores
  • Patent number: 9315206
    Abstract: A multi-function passenger carrier includes a carrier frame and a passenger compartment within the carrier frame, the passenger carrier including first and second means for attaching a first and a second accessory to the carrier frame. The carrier frame includes a security arrangement having a first blocking arrangement for blocking attachment of the first accessory to the carrier frame, a second blocking arrangement for blocking attachment of the second accessory to the carrier frame, first control means for controlling activation and deactivation of the first blocking arrangement, second control means for controlling activation and deactivation of the second blocking arrangement, a connecting member connecting the first control means with the second control means. The first and second control means are arranged to interact through the connecting member to cause the first blocking arrangement to be activated when the second blocking arrangement is inactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Wesley Fleming
  • Patent number: 9260128
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: UNITRON ENTERPRISES ZHUHAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiuping Liu
  • Patent number: 9233728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a convertible scooter ride-on and, more particularly, to a convertible toy that converts between a scooter and ride-on toy. The convertible scooter ride-on includes a base with a plurality of wheels attached thereto and a seat portion pivotally attached with the base. A handle pole is pivotally attached with the seat portion. Notably, the seat portion and handle pole are convertible between a first ride-on configuration in which the seat portion operates as a seat for a rider and a second scooter configuration in which the seat portion and handle pole are pivoted up and securely locked into an erect position, whereby in the scooter configuration, a user can stand on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
    Inventor: Damian Mucaro
  • Patent number: 9221487
    Abstract: A child seat has a seat bottom and a seat back pivotally joined to the seat bottom at a seat bight. The seat back and seat bottom are movable between a toddler seat position with the seat back raised to a non-parallel orientation relative to the seat bottom and a lie flat position with the seat back lowered to a generally parallel orientation relative to the seat bottom. A bassinet rail assembly has a foot rail portion and a head rail portion and is able to move to a bassinet wall configuration around a perimeter of and elevated above the child seat when the seat back is in the lie flat position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Doucette, Devon Siesholtz, Richard Wyant, Andrew Serbinski
  • Patent number: 9085312
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Unitron Enterprises Zhuhai Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Xiuping Liu
  • Publication number: 20150123380
    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: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Campbell Gower, Philip Brace
  • Publication number: 20150108737
    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: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Campbell GOWER, Philip BRACE
  • Patent number: 9010773
    Abstract: A frame for a baby carriage includes two side supporting members, a handling member, a traverse connecting member and a central supporting member. The handling member has opposite ends connected to the two side supporting members, respectively. The traverse connecting member has opposite ends connected to the two side supporting members, respectively and spaced apart from the handling member. The central supporting member is arranged between the two side supporting members so as to form two side-by-side seat areas and terminating at the traverse connecting member so as to form a T-shaped structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Andrew J. Horst, Dylan A. Mellinger, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Andrew J. Winterhalter
  • Patent number: 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
  • Publication number: 20150076798
    Abstract: A baby safety car seat convertible into a rollable baby seat includes right and left pairs of front and rear legs, a locking arrangement, and wheels. The seat has an intermediate mode in which a first leg of each pair is in its operational position whilst a second leg of that pair is in a different intermediate position. The locking arrangement locks the first leg in its operational position to the seat's support portion whilst allowing movement of the second leg between intermediate and operational positions. Alternatively/additionally, when a first leg is in its operational position, a second leg is movable between its intermediate and operational position, and the locking arrangement locks the front and rear legs of each pair to each other during movement between storage and intermediate states, and unlocks the legs from each other to allow movement of the second leg between intermediate and operational positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Yoav MAZAR
  • 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: 8950776
    Abstract: In a bed including a wheelchair and a bed main body portion, the wheelchair has a seating bottom portion composed of bendably coupling a plurality of divided members. A chair bottom support member supports the seating bottom portion, the chair bottom support member changing a shape of a leg bottom part in conjunction with inclination of a back bottom part. A chair base portion fixes the chair bottom support member. Front casters are provided in the chair base portion, the front casters being capable of freely changing direction. Both side wheel bottom support members are axially supported on the chair base portion. Rear casters are provided at one end of the both side wheel bottom support members, the rear casters being capable of freely changing direction. Traveling wheels are provided at the other end of both side wheel bottom support members, whose traveling direction is fixed to a straight-moving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shohei Tsukada, Yohei Kume, Hideo Kawakami, Tohru Nakamura, Toshihide Ueda
  • Patent number: 8944458
    Abstract: A walker having four substantially straight elongate members each having upper and lower ends and a spacer assembly for keeping two elongate members at a parallel and spaced apart relationship with respect to each other. The other two elongate members are each mounted to a handle member defining two spaced apart U-shaped assemblies. A removable seat assembly adjustably positioned at predetermined heights so that a user can walk while seated to relieve his body from the weight stress. Optionally, a reinforcement base assembly is used to provide greater structural support for the walker. The walker can include arm rests and an adjustable frame to cooperate with users of different dimensions. The walker can also be collapsed for storage or transportation purposes using hingedly mounted elongate members and a pivoting U-shape base assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Marcio C. Ferez, Jorge Arturo Delgado
  • Patent number: 8905427
    Abstract: A stroller device comprising at least one carriage, the carriage comprising a support unit for supporting at least one person, typically an infant, a wheels assembly coupled to the support unit, an engagement element for engaging the carriage to another such carriage and a pivoting element coupled to the support unit allowing rotating the support unit with respect to the carriage. The support unit may be rotatably reoriented so as to allow transporting the stroller device such that the support unit of the carriage and the other support unit of the other carriage can be aligned in a train state or alternatively in a side-by-side state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Baby Jogger, LLC
    Inventors: Geva Katz, Oron Lazarovich
  • Publication number: 20140346756
    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: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick William Laffan, Leslie Stiba, Hao Tian
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140327232
    Abstract: A combined type nursing bed. A moveable backrest is provided on a fixed bed body, and a wheelchair is disposed at an end of the moveable backrest. The wheelchair includes three rectangular plates, a wheelchair support, and a second driving mechanism. When in use, the three rectangular plates are driven by the second driving mechanism and pivots around rotating shafts to form the wheelchair. The wheelchair can be separated from the bed body. Through separation and combination of the wheelchair and the bed body, a patient can be easily transferred. The transferring process does not require hard labor of the nursing personnel, and the patients do not suffer addition discomfort due to use of the nursing bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Hanzhong HE
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140319804
    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: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Shohei Tsukada, Hideo Kawakami, Tohru Nakamura, Ryuichi Ueda
  • Patent number: 8864166
    Abstract: A travel seat locking system including a seat comprising a front seating surface, an exterior back surface, left and right sides, and left and right retractable securing projections extending from the left and right sides. A stroller is provided comprising a frame having at least one front leg, at least one rear leg, and a passenger seating area. A pair of left and right seat securing members are connected to the frame and have a slot for releasable engagement with the left and right retractable securing projections of the seat. An actuator control is connected to the left and right seat securing members. Actuation of the actuator control withdraws the left and right retractable securing projections toward an interior of the seat to release the locking engagement between the left and right retractable securing projections of the seat and the left and right seat securing members of the stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Artsana USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Longenecker, Bruce L. Williams
  • Patent number: 8851503
    Abstract: The dual-chair beach wagon includes attachable beach chairs with removable wheels that convert the beach chairs into a rolling wagon for transport of beach paraphernalia. The beach chairs have arm latches and frame brackets that allow them to be removably connected together at opposing front ends to form the wagon. When disconnected each chair serves as a standard beach chair. The removably attachable wheels attach to adjustable rear legs of the beach chairs. In preparation for beach wagon mode, the front legs can be folded up and secured with a recessed leg lock to facilitate attachment of the two chairs using the arm latches and frame brackets to form the beach wagon. A pull rod is attachable to one end of the dual chair configuration. Wheels on the pull rod attachment end of the dual chair configuration have independently pivotal axles to facilitate steering of the wagon transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Robert L. Tyson, III
  • Publication number: 20140232089
    Abstract: A buggy for transporting children has a frame (3a, 3b, 5) and wheels (9) that are rotatably mounted relative to the frame to support the frame above a ground surface. A primary seat (8) is operatively supported by the frame for supporting a first child. A secondary seat (17) is operatively supported by the frame for supporting a second child. The buggy is convertible between an in use configuration for transporting children and a folded storage configuration, whether or not the secondary seat is attached. The secondary seat may be detachable. The secondary seat may be positioned at least partly behind and at least partly below the primary seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: PHIL AND TEDS MOST EXCELLENT BUGGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Campbell GOWER, Philip BRACE
  • Publication number: 20140232088
    Abstract: A folding and combined shopping cart/stroller includes a four-wheeled cross-shaped frame that carries a box-shaped basket and a child seat, thereby creating a functionally designed rigs for manual transportation of goods. The raised platform is positioned above and fixed to the shaft and hang between the front and trailing arms. The basket can be changed to half volume and thus can form a child's seat used in the front of the cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Harri Ektron
  • 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: 8794659
    Abstract: A stroller having a folding tubular frame mounted on an independently-wheeled stroller body having the appearance of a real-life vehicle. The body includes a hollow open passenger compartment corresponding to the passenger compartment of a real vehicle, and an empty engine storage compartment closed by a hood forward of the passenger compartment. The hood is movable to an open position in which the stroller frame can be folded down for storage into both the passenger compartment and the engine compartment. The body also includes a folding windshield mounted on the hood, and a pull handle on a rear bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Steven W. Palmer
  • Patent number: 8777253
    Abstract: A stroller includes a front frame member assembly supporting laterally spaced apart front wheels, a middle frame member assembly supporting laterally spaced apart rear wheels; laterally spaced apart hubs interconnecting the frame member assemblies, and a seat assembly. The hubs each have a mounting structure that comprises a shaft extending from the respective hub. The shafts are axially aligned one with the other, each having two parallel flat sides and two curved sides joining the flat sides. The seat assembly comprises at least one seat frame member, and connector assemblies disposed on opposite sides of the seat frame member. Each connector assembly comprises a mounting surface having a recessed slot defined therein, each slot having a narrow portion disposed between two relatively wider portions. The narrow portion corresponds approximately to the distance between the flat sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Clek, Inc
    Inventors: Raymond Minato, Yunzhen Larry Zhou
  • Patent number: 8781677
    Abstract: High centering bases for hospital gurneys are disclosed. An example hospital gurney includes a sensor to detect a position of a foot pedal of the hospital gurney. The example high centering base includes a processor responsive to the sensor to create a movement instruction based on the position of the foot pedal. The example high centering base includes an actuator to move a first wheel based on the movement instruction, the first wheel located between a first end of the hospital gurney and a second end of the hospital gurney.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hospital Therapy Products
    Inventors: Timothy Roberts, Daniel Stout
  • 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: 8740242
    Abstract: A posterior walker has an anteriorly open, wheeled frame having a transverse posterior structural member, a left and right forearm support member attached to the frame, and adapted to be aligned with the forearms of a user at an angle wherein the user's wrist is lower than the elbow, and left and right hand grips associated with the left and right forearm support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Biovar Corporation
    Inventor: Flo Slomp
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140097598
    Abstract: A collapsible stroller includes a mobile base and a juvenile seat coupled to the mobile base. The mobile base includes a foldable frame and wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Sundberg, Joseph D. Langley, Ward A. Fritz
  • Publication number: 20140091559
    Abstract: A system is configured to provide functionality of a stroller, a bag and a backpack to transport a child and equipment. The system has a frame with front legs, back legs and support handles connected to a central hub on the right and left sides. The push handles are each connected to an adjustable strap and a cushioned strap which can be used to carry the system as a backpack. A backrest is attached to the push handles and a seat is connected to the backrest in order to rotate the legs and handles together to be a backpack or apart to be a stroller. An upper compartment can be attached to the backrest which is used as a bag in either configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: BAO QUOC TRAN
  • Patent number: 8678425
    Abstract: A rollator wheelchair is provided comprising a frame provided with at least two wheels, a first chair section mounted to the frame and a second chair section mounted to the frame, the first chair section comprising a back support and a first seat portion, and the second chair section comprising a second seat portion, wherein the first and second chair sections provide a seating arrangement, wherein the first chair section is detachable and wherein the second chair is arranged such that when the first chair section is detached a free walking space is present between the at least two wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: BOBErgo B.V.
    Inventors: Martijn Schaaper, Bauke Jan Bokma de Boer, Hugo van de Watering
  • Patent number: 8678424
    Abstract: A front wheel arrangement on a bicycle trailer is provided. The connecting hook is arranged to be rotated on the connecting axis that comprises a locking arrangement for locking the front wheel in an in-use position and in a rest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Wesley Justin Fleming, Matthew Stengler, Daniel W. Britton, Garner Elliot Meszaros, Roberto Berritta, Martin John Behling, II, David Anderson
  • Patent number: 8657303
    Abstract: A scooter 1 is disclosed that may be linked to a child buggy or perambulator 100. A linking mechanism 200 is also disclosed for releasably linking the scooter 1 to the child buggy 100 thereby allowing the scooter 1 to be used as a scooter 1 or instead, to be linked to a buggy 100 and used in a linked configuration. The combination of a child buggy 100 and scooter 1 using the linking mechanism 200 is described along with a method of use of the mechanism 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Phil and Teds Design Limited
    Inventors: James Richard Andrews, Andrew Douglas Mawson, Campbell Douglas Gower
  • Patent number: 8657308
    Abstract: A pushing vehicle is described for transporting at least one child, including: a wheeled chassis including a chassis frame and a plurality of wheels that are rotatably mounted relative to the chassis frame to support the chassis frame above a ground surface and which enable the chassis to be moved along the ground surface; a passenger support for supporting a child; wherein the passenger support is attachable to the frame in a mounting position by a single tool-less attachment mechanism for attaching an underside of the passenger support to the chassis frame, to support the passenger support generally above the wheeled chassis. Also described are related modular seating systems and a supporting compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Phil and Teds Most Excellent Buggy Company Limited
    Inventors: Campbell Gower, James Richard Andrews
  • 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: 8646804
    Abstract: A convertible wheeled patient aid for assisting a patient in a first transport mode and a second transport mode comprising a frame having at least one wheel, a seat, a handle. A configurable backrest, configurable from a first position to a second position. The aid further comprising a leg rigging movably coupled to the frame from a first position to a second position. A leg rigging retaining member, selectively engageable with the leg rigging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Derks, Ishwor P. Adhikari
  • Patent number: 8636298
    Abstract: A wheelchair has a car body of which rear and bottom wall portion are opened, a seat to be divided into right and left portions, a device for moving the right or left portion of the seat, and a holding plate provided on the car body for holding the device for moving the portion of the seat. The device has a link for connecting the seat portion to the car body, and an operation rod for operating the link so that the seat portion is moved between an opened position and a closed position, respectively. Wheels for supporting the car body, brake for the wheel, a brake operation device for operating the brake, a device is provided for synchronously driving the seat moving device and the brake operation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Yosiharu Nimura
  • Publication number: 20140008896
    Abstract: A cart (20, 50, 90) includes a plurality of removable baskets (24, 54, 94) having respective rims (40, 76). A foldable frame (22, 52, 92) has folded and unfolded configurations, and includes multiple wheels (32, 65, 108, 110) and an upper supporting structure (36, 58, 98), which is capable, when the frame is in the unfolded configuration, of supporting the baskets side-by-side by the respective rims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: GREENCART INT LTD.
    Inventors: Rafi Geva, David Chiche
  • Patent number: 8585063
    Abstract: A child carrier apparatus comprises a support frame, a backrest assembly having a backrest frame, a seat assembly mounted with the support frame, wherein the seat assembly includes a first seat frame and a second seat frame, the second seat frame being operable to rotate about a pivot axle relative to the first seat frame, and a hinge structure connected between the backrest frame and the first seat frame. The hinge structure blocks rotation of the backrest frame when the second seat frame is deployed for use, and access to the second seat frame is disabled when the child carrier apparatus is in a configuration using the first seat frame for seating a child. In some embodiments, a method of operating the child carrier apparatus is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Rui-bin Chen