Baby Walker Patents (Class 280/87.051)
  • Patent number: 10463169
    Abstract: Learn-to-walk system includes a walker having a toddler retainer for retaining a toddler and a substrate support for supporting the toddler retainer on a substrate. The substrate support includes caster assemblies that enable the substrate support to move on the substrate. The toddler retainer rotates relative to the substrate support such that while the substrate support remains in a stationary position, the toddler retainer is rotatable. An elongate armature has a first end region coupled to the toddler retainer or substrate support in a manner to allow swiveling thereof relative to the armature such that the walker is movable into different positions relative to the armature. A second end region of the armature is coupled to an object, so that the substrate support is limited in its movement relative to the object by the armature. The toddler retainer may also be configured to secure to walking wings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dooli Products, LLC
    Inventor: David M Stravitz
  • Patent number: 10406061
    Abstract: A walker incorporates a folding frame with two (2) rear legs, a center frame, and a front base. At the distal end of each rear leg is a wheel and located at the bottom of the front base leg is a pair of wheels secured about an axle. A seat is removably attached to the frame and can also collapse. The walker also incorporates a voice-activation illumination, a pair of hand grips each disposed at the distal ends of the frame, a rear wheel locking mechanism, a mobile telephone charging port, and a plurality of incidental item holding devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Debora January
  • Patent number: 10321771
    Abstract: Device for assisting crawling of an infant (2) on a training surface comprising: - a platform (1) comprising a chest supporting surface for supporting a chest of the infant (2) resting on the platform (1) in a prone position, and - rolling elements (9) rotatably mounted on the platform in such a way they can rotate 360 degrees (1) and arranged to be located between the platform (1) and the training surface, wherein the platform (1) is shaped so that, when the rolling elements (9) are in contact with the training surface, the chest supporting surface of the platform (1) is inclined relative to the training surface, so that the pelvis and the legs of the infant (2) are in contact with the training surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Universite Paris Descartes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Ecole Pratique Des Hautes Etudes, San Francisco State University
    Inventors: Marianne Barbu-Roth, Vincent Forma, Caroline Teulier, David Anderson, Joëlle Provasi, Benoist Schaal
  • Patent number: 10226136
    Abstract: A device assists infants and toddlers while they learn to walk while preventing posture fatigue for the parent or caregiver of the infants and toddlers. The device includes a crossbar for the parent or caregiver to hold on to and two rings for the infants and toddlers to grasp. The rings can adjust in their distance from the crossbar and are attached to the crossbar via a rope or webbing. The device requires no straps or harnesses and is easily collapsible and portable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Gabriel Cohn
  • Patent number: 10011331
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a flotation device for use in aquatic physical therapy. The flotation device preferably comprises side portions that wholly or partly surround the user, and permit the user's elbow(s) and/or forearms to rest upon and be supported thereby. The flotation device also preferably has at least one handgrip permitting the user to easily hold onto and be supported by the flotation device. Additionally, the present invention comprises methods of making and using such a flotation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Connolly
  • Patent number: 9598153
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a flotation device for use in aquatic physical therapy. The flotation device preferably comprises side portions that wholly or partly surround the user, and permit the user's elbow(s) and/or forearms to rest upon and be supported thereby. The flotation device also preferably has at least one handgrip permitting the user to easily hold onto and be supported by the flotation device. Additionally, the present invention comprises methods of making and using such a flotation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Mark Connolly
  • Patent number: 9174661
    Abstract: A foldable stroller includes a stroller frame having two side frame portions, each of which includes a push rod, a leg rod, a pivot joint, and an armrest assembly including an armrest and an armrest folding device. The pivot joint has an upper joint member connected to the push rod, and a lower joint member connected to the leg rod. The armrest folding device includes: a connecting unit connected fixedly to the armrest, connected pivotally to the lower joint member, and having a guide slot formed therethrough; and a guide pin connected to the the upper joint member and extending through the guide slot. When the push rod is rotated relative to the leg rod, the guide pin moves between too opposite ends of the guide slot to thereby rotate the connecting unit relative to the lower leg rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Fang-Ming Li
  • Patent number: 9033351
    Abstract: The invention provides a multifunctional baby walker, which comprises a tray frame, a chassis frame, a supporting frame and roller wheels. The chassis frame comprises two side brackets respectively located at two sides of the baby walker and a front bracket for connecting front ends of the two side brackets. A lower portion of the supporting frame substantially is connected to the middle of the front bracket, the supporting frame has an accommodating space and a handle provided at an upper portion thereof. The baby walker also comprises a seat pocket assembly which comprises a front support rod, a seat pocket slidably connected to the front support rod along the extending direction of the front support rod, and rear support rods at two sides of the baby walker with rear ends respectively rotatably connected to rear portions of the side brackets. The rotation axis of the front support rod relative to the front bracket extends horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Goodbaby Child Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Paul Sejnowski, Cai Hui, Zheng Yi
  • Publication number: 20150108731
    Abstract: The various embodiments herein provide a baby walker with braking mechanism to control a movement of the baby walker from moving into dangerous areas. The baby walker comprises a sensor unit, a wave transmitter system, a braking system and a power supply unit. The sensor unit is configured to sense an obstacle in the way of walker. The wave transmitter system, in communication with the sensor unit, is configured to generate signals on sensing the obstacle. The braking system, in communication with the wave transmitter, is configured to control movement of the walker upon reception of signals from the wave transmitter. The power supply unit is configured to supply electric power to the sensor unit, the wave transceiver the braking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Amirmasood Asfa
  • Publication number: 20150102574
    Abstract: A juvenile walker includes a seat supported for movement on a movable base. The elevation of the seat can be changed by a caregiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Brian C Sundberg, Laura K Raffi, Ward A Fritz
  • Publication number: 20150097349
    Abstract: As one implementation example, an apparatus is described which comprises a base, the base comprising a plurality of wheels which enable the base to be moveable. The apparatus further comprises a frame, wherein the frame is removably engaged with the base, a handle engaged with a top portion or a back side of the frame, an interactive element engaged with at least a front side of the frame, and an attachment means engaged with the back side of the frame, thereby enabling the frame to be engaged with a different apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Sybil Michelle Johnson
  • Patent number: 8998227
    Abstract: A push bike includes a frame, two wheel assemblies and two locking assemblies. The frame includes a curved bottom portion. The two wheel assemblies are pivotally connected with two opposite ends of the frame respectively. Each wheel assembly includes at least one wheel being contactable with the ground, and a limiting portion. Each locking assembly disposed in the frame and includes a limiting member abuttable against the limiting portion. Thus, the two wheel assemblies can be pivoted or locked with respect to the frame to cause the curved bottom portion to contact with the ground for rocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Wang-Chuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20150042058
    Abstract: The invention provides a multifunctional baby walker, which comprises a tray frame, a chassis frame, a supporting frame and roller wheels. The chassis frame comprises two side brackets respectively located at two sides of the baby walker and a front bracket for connecting front ends of the two side brackets. A lower portion of the supporting frame substantially is connected to the middle of the front bracket, the supporting frame has an accommodating space and a handle provided at an upper portion thereof. The baby walker also comprises a seat pocket assembly which comprises a front support rod, a seat pocket slidably connected to the front support rod along the extending direction of the front support rod, and rear support rods at two sides of the baby walker with rear ends respectively rotatably connected to rear portions of the side brackets. The rotation axis of the front support rod relative to the front bracket extends horizontally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Paul Sejnowski, Cai Hui, Zheng Yi
  • Patent number: 8939455
    Abstract: This invention is a child's detachable-seat ride-on vehicle which can be used in an autonomous mode for infants, thereby providing soothing motion for the child, or, with a different detachable seat, a child-controlled ride-on vehicle for young children that are beyond the infant stage. For the latter, the vehicle can be driven by the child using finger control on a touch screen, or it can operate in an autonomous mode coordinated with displayed material, thereby providing enhanced game or educational experiences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventors: Robert L. Terry, M. Harris Milam, George W. Batten, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8925937
    Abstract: A toddler walker includes a body and at least one wheel. The at least one wheel is coupled with and arranged under the body. Each wheel includes first and second wheel frames. Each wheel frame includes an annular portion and an inner edge forming a central hole. The inner edge is positioned at one side of the annular portion. Each wheel frame further includes an extension portion extending from the inner edge to the annular portion, as well as a plurality of connection posts. The extension portions of the wheel frames face each other. The wheel frames are fastened together to jointly form a wheel-receiving space. A rolling wheel and a plurality of rolling members are received in the wheel-receiving space. The rolling members are rotatably coupled with the connection posts of the wheel frames and abut against an inner circumferential face of the rolling wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Jodani Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tung-Chiao Wu
  • Patent number: 8894078
    Abstract: A juvenile walker includes a rolling base and a child restraint coupled to the rolling base to move therewith. The child restraint is adapted to support a child using the juvenile walker. The rolling base includes a lift carrier and a child-restraint lift coupled to both the child restraint and the lift carrier to vary a height of the child restraint above ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph F Brewin, Gerald C Palmer
  • Patent number: 8851487
    Abstract: An infant transport apparatus includes a Bucket assembly, an Insert assembly, and a Ring assembly (i.e. a BIR arrangement). The bucket assembly includes a bucket construction and a handle assembly. The bucket construction includes two bucket-based, leg-receiving apertures adjacent the bucket bottom. The inner bucket surface defines a volumetric space for receiving an infant. The insert assembly includes a liner assembly and a harness assembly. The liner assembly is sized and shaped to fit the inner bucket surface. The harness assembly is removably attached to the bucket assembly and donnable by the infant. The ring assembly includes an upper ring assembly. The bucket assembly is received and supported by the upper ring assembly such that the bucket-based and certain mesh-based leg-receiving apertures of the upper ring assembly are aligned. The bucket assembly is selectively removable from the mesh sack for transporting the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Ernestine P. Maxie
  • Publication number: 20140159331
    Abstract: A toddler walker includes a body and at least one wheel. The at least one wheel is coupled with and arranged under the body. Each wheel includes first and second wheel frames. Each wheel frame includes an annular portion and an inner edge forming a central hole. The inner edge is positioned at one side of the annular portion. Each wheel frame further includes an extension portion extending from the inner edge to the annular portion, as well as a plurality of connection posts. The extension portions of the wheel frames face each other. The wheel frames are fastened together to jointly form a wheel-receiving space. A rolling wheel and a plurality of rolling members are received in the wheel-receiving space. The rolling members are rotatably coupled with the connection posts of the wheel frames and abut against an inner circumferential face of the rolling wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Taiwan Jodani Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tung-Chiao Wu
  • 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: 8534685
    Abstract: Described is a mechanism for traveling over carpet and other uneven or resistant surfaces and objects. The mechanism may be used in connection with office chairs, desk chairs, school chairs, dinner table chairs, lounge chairs, shopping carts, and the like. A base assembly includes relatively large spheres of a rigid or pliant material. The spheres operate in any direction with the assistance of a set of bearings. The spheres allow improved operation over surfaces compared to castors and other known mechanisms. The spheres substantial reduce floor wear and provide improved stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Fred A. Tohm, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8523742
    Abstract: A baby walker is introduced herein. The baby walker includes a base and a pair of shoulder straps. The base is made by flexible materials such as plastics, or the similar materials. In one exemplary embodiment, the base of the baby walker may be packaged in a deflated form, and may be filled with air to form a shape as desired for an operation mode. The baby walker further includes a pair of shoulder straps which are firmly and fixedly attached in a peripheral upper side of the base. When the baby is placed in a central cavity of the base, the pair of the shoulder straps can be placed alongside the two shoulders of the baby. When the baby wears the baby walker and stands up, the whole baby walker is lifted up for a height above the ground level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Peter Ar-Fu Lam, Chun-Ting Lee, Ting-Ku Tao
  • Patent number: 8500139
    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: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Phil and Teds Most Excellent Buggy Company Limited
    Inventors: James Richard Andrews, Andrew Douglas Mawson, Campbell Douglas Gower
  • Publication number: 20130056945
    Abstract: A baby walker includes a protective seat unit, a base ring unit, and a plurality of wheel units. The protective seat unit includes a bottom ring, at least one protective ring stacked above the bottom ring, and a seat connected to the protective ring. The bottom ring and the protective ring are inflatable. The base ring unit is detachably disposed under the bottom ring. The base ring unit includes a plurality of bottom rods removably connected to each other, and a plurality of fasteners fastening the bottom rods together. Each of the wheel units is attached to a bottom end of the base ring unit and includes a caster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Yi-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20130023385
    Abstract: A multifunctional sponge safety baby walker comprises a body (1) and some support legs (3) located on the bottom of the body (1), wherein the body (1) is made of PU high density foaming material and can be made by molding, a manned hollow structure (2) is provided in the body (1), a cushion (4) for a stretching leg hole (4.1) is provided in the hollow structure (2), and the support legs (3) are slidable. The baby walker can be made into various animals and plants styles and art styles with cartoon child-taste, and also can be used as water recreation articles and building blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Bohong Xiao
  • Publication number: 20120326409
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to an adjustable orbital children's walker. According to various embodiments, the children's walker is configured for being adjusted between an orbital movement mode, in which the walker is restricted to movement along an orbital path, and a free movement mode, in which the walker is not restricted to movement along an orbital path. In particular, various embodiments of the children's walker include at least one pivot mechanism configured for being easily adjusted by a user between a first configuration, in which the children's walker is thereby in the orbital movement mode, and a second configuration, in which the children's walker is thereby in the free movement mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Kids II, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Corso, Alexander Pusch
  • Patent number: 8302978
    Abstract: A baby walker with a use-transferable upper tray comprises an upper tray, a base, a pair of side posts and a positioning mechanism. The upper tray is positioned by the positioning mechanism in a first position or a second position and being connected with a seat for accommodating a baby-occupant. The base has a rear opening that permits an elder baby to enter without obstacle to learn walking therein by grabbing the rear end of the upper tray, when the upper tray is moved to a second position from a first position. Each of the pair of side posts is connected between the upper tray and the base for positioning the baby walker in a selected height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Lerado (Zhong Shan) Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-Fu You, Chia-Ming Shen, Kuang-Neng Cheng
  • Publication number: 20120274039
    Abstract: A baby walker that allows the baby to walk using his or her own feet in an upright position without having to bend over. This is a baby walker that you don't have to push or sit down inside which stops the baby from running into walls. The baby walker helps keep the childs spine in right alignment and build the legs much faster than conventional walkers. The baby walker is made with two u-shaped swivel caster polyurethane wheels with a 4 inch stem being ½ inches in diameter, which scrolls back and forth on a 5 ft adjustable metal or plastic pole that stands on four 3 ft-6 inch adjustable metal or plastic poles (legs) being ¾ inches in diameter. The baby walker also has one V-shaped hand bar that is 6 inches in length with a 4 inch metal or plastic stem being ½ inches in diameter that attaches to the 4 inch stem of the u-shaped swivel caster polyurethane wheels. This allows the baby to grip the hand bars and walk back and forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Tymond Betrond Goodwin
  • Patent number: 8235400
    Abstract: A multi-use child seating apparatus is provided for attachment to a number of frame structures, including a shopping cart, a table, a walker unit, a child activity center, and the like. A seating unit includes a seating frame and a flexible seat for receiving a child in a seated position therein. A mounting mechanism attached to the seating frame is adapted for mounting the seating apparatus to a frame structure, such as the handlebar of a shopping cart, and at least one connector is provided to secure the seating apparatus to the frame structure and brace the seating unit from movement when a child is seated in the flexible seat. A plurality of legs may be movably connected to the seating frame and moved to a deployed position to engage a frame structure, such as a table, to further secure the seating apparatus to the frame structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Shaun Gibson
  • 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: 8104780
    Abstract: An adult seat providing an activity and confinement center for individuals suffering from mental impairments. The seat center is comprised of a stationary seat support having a rotatable seat assembly positioned therewith. A removable interlocking tray portion provides for user access and confinement with integrated tray locking and release and seat rotational control enablement therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventors: Jean McConnell-Copploe, John Eric McConnell
  • Publication number: 20120018971
    Abstract: A baby walker with a use-transferable upper tray comprises an upper tray (2), a base (3), a pair of side posts and a positioning mechanism (7). The upper tray (2) is connected with a seat (21) for accommodating a baby-occupant sitting thereon for feeding foods. The base (3) has a plurality of wheels (31) for contacting the ground, thereby permitting an elder baby to push and move the baby walker (10) easily. Each of the pair of side posts is connected between the upper tray (2) and the base (3) for positioning the baby walker (10) in a selected height. The positioning mechanism (7) is capable of positioning the upper tray (2) relative to the base (3) in a first position (71) and a second position (72), wherein the second position (72) is forward relative to the first position (71), when the upper tray in positioned in the second position (72), allowing the elder baby to enter and learning walk inside an opening space inside the base (3) by grabbing the rear end of the upper stay (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: LERADO (ZHONG SHAN) INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn-Fu You, Chia-Ming Shen, Kuang-Neng Cheng
  • Patent number: 8038161
    Abstract: This invention relates to a folding structure for carrier's handlebar, wherein it essentially comprises: a first joint (2) fixed in the front end of a carrier body (1) and having positioning teeth (25) formed on the sidewall in the interior thereof, and a second joint (3) pivotally provided in the first joint (2); a rail block (33) being fixed in the interior of the second joint (3), the rail block (33) being formed with a sliding rail (331), a slider (34) being formed in the sliding rail (331), occluding teeth (341) being formed on the bottom end of the slider (34) to mesh with the positioning teeth (25) of the first joint (2), a wire body (35) and an elastic member (36) being provided on the top end of the slider (34), and a dragon head handlebar (12) being provided on the second joint (3). In this manner, it is convenient for user to adjust the angle of the dragon head handlebar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Arthur Wang
  • Patent number: 8038158
    Abstract: An infant crawler includes a cover which can take many shapes, such as an animal shape or vehicle shape, secured to a wheeled crawler frame. The crawler frame can be moved around by an infant positioned in the crawler frame and the cover at least partially covers the infant positioned in the frame. The cover can include various pieces secured to various parts of the frame or can be or include a single piece removably secured to the frame. The crawler frame can be collapsible for easy transport and storage and can have a body supporting surface adjustable in height above the floor so can be adjusted for the particular user and for a particular user as the user grows to support the user at a proper height above the floor for the desired crawling action. In addition, the crawler frame can be length adjustable for adjustment as the user grows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Cynthia M. White
  • Patent number: 8016305
    Abstract: A height adjustment mechanism for baby walkers includes a locating member disposed on the bottom of a top plate of a main body, a first side bar and a second side bar crossed pivoted with each other, and a movable control member arranged at the bottom end of the locating member and also connected with the first side bar. The locating member and a connection plate are respectively disposed with a locking part and at least one adjustment member, corresponding to each other. The control member is pivoted with a protection cover and a control button is disposed on the front side of the control member while a stopping part is arranged projectingly at the front end of the control button for stopping the protection cover and fixing the control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Jin Sun Gee Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Jen Cheng
  • Patent number: 7935031
    Abstract: A baby walker is disclosed, comprising a base, having an adjustable link at each of its two laterals and a plurality of rollers at its bottom; and a surround, having two regulators sustained by the top ends of the adjustable links, where the two regulators are adjusted until a width is reached to accommodate each riding infant child, and some fixing members are used to encircle the child for holding his/her body, which is just like holding by somebody's hands, where the child's weight is fully sustained and his/her body is kept in a balanced gesture, which brings about good sense of security and comfort to the child whenever he/she is learning to walk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Inventor: Tung Pin Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20110018216
    Abstract: This invention relates to base structure of baby walker which essentially has a base body in C shape, both sides of which are provided with guiding grooves opposite to each other. Rails are formed respectively on both sides at the front ends of the guiding grooves, and openings are respectively formed on both sides at the front ends of the rails. A pivot mount portion is provided on rear end of each guiding groove. A foldable leg unit is provided on the base body, which has two support rods pivotably connected in crossover shape, a cylindrical combining part is provided outwardly on both sides at the bottom end of each support rod. The combining part of the rear support rod is mounted on the pivot mount portion, while the combining part of the front support rod is mounted on the rail through the opening so as to slide thereon. Excellent stability can be achieved when the combining parts of the support rods slide along the rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Chung-Jen Cheng
  • Patent number: 7819410
    Abstract: A child walker is provided that includes a frame having a plurality of wheels. The walker includes a handle that is positionable in a first position and a second position. A seat is attached to the frame when the handle is in the first position. When the handle is in the second position, it is positioned to be gripped by a standing child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Jonathan Myers, Thomas N. Koltun, Abdelkrim Bedja
  • Patent number: 7735499
    Abstract: An activity walker has three wheeled legs positioned about an adjustable trunk surround member. The trunk surround member is hinged to open and is curved to approximate a users oval-shaped midriff. An adjustable closure on the torso/trunk surround member compensates for users of various girths. A flexible sling support extends across the interior of the surround member from its rear portion to its front portion, with fixed rearward attachments and a releasable front attachment to the interior of the surround member. This sling support is shaped to pass between a user's legs and provides body/trunk support when the user is standing upright. A length of each leg may be adjustable. The lateral extension of each leg outwardly from the surround member may be adjustable to reconfigure the stance/footprint of the walker. A friction pin may be utilized to adjust the rolling rate of each wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Paul A Pennise
  • Publication number: 20100078909
    Abstract: A baby walker which can also be used as a walk-helper. In this baby walker, a mobile frame with its rear side as an open-end is pivotally supported by foldable leg units supported on the upper end of a base. A support frame with its one end also as an open-end is so disposed that its open-end is oriented to the front end of the mobile frame. The support frame is positioned on the mobile frame by interlinking engagement such that an accommodation space is formed between the mobile frame and the support frame for the assembly with a seat frame. When the seat frame is removed first and the support frame is positioned on the mobile frame by interlinking engagement with the opened end of the support frame to be oriented to the rear end of the mobile frame, the baby walker is transformed to be a walk-helper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Chung-Jen Cheng
  • Patent number: 7657968
    Abstract: An improved wheel interface for walkers that includes a spring interface connection between the frame of the walker and the wheel assembly. The walker is able to better absorb shocks that occur when encountering an obstacle such as a curb, allowing the user to avoid the necessity of allowing the walker to fall or to risk falling himself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Elaine Levin
  • Patent number: 7658399
    Abstract: A stroller includes at least one adapter, by which a first child seat is configured to be detachably connected to the stroller. The stroller further includes at least one connecting piece, by which a second child seat is configured to be detachably connected to the stroller. The at least one adapter is movable from at least a first position, in which the first child seat is configured to be detachably connected to the adapter, to at least a second position connected to the stroller, in which the second child seat is configured to be detachably connected to the connecting piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: John Gert Til Van Dijk
  • Publication number: 20100007106
    Abstract: A multi-use child seating apparatus is provided for attachment to a number of frame structures, including a shopping cart, a table, a walker unit, a child activity center, and the like. A seating unit includes a seating frame and a flexible seat for receiving a child in a seated position therein. A mounting mechanism attached to the seating frame is adapted for mounting the seating apparatus to a frame structure, such as the handlebar of a shopping cart, and at least one connector is provided to secure the seating apparatus to the frame structure and brace the seating unit from movement when a child is seated in the flexible seat. A plurality of legs may be movably connected to the seating frame and moved to a deployed position to engage a frame structure, such as a table, to further secure the seating apparatus to the frame structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Shaun Gibson
  • Patent number: 7614641
    Abstract: A foldable stroller has a frame assembly reconfigurable between an in-use configuration and a folded configuration. The frame assembly has a left and a right frame side and each frame side includes an elongate bottom part having a front end and a back end. Each bottom part is oriented extending generally from a front to a back of the frame assembly. A fold latch is on the frame assembly and has two latch parts pivotally coupled to one another. A push arm has a lower end connected to one of the latch parts and extends upward and rearward to a handle. A front leg has a lower end pivotally coupled to a front end of the bottom part and extends upward and rearward to an upper end connected to the other of the latch parts. A support strut has an upper end pivotally coupled to the fold latch at a pivot axis and has a lower end pivotally coupled to the bottom part forward of the back end at a pivot connection. The pivot connection of the support strut in one example is positioned further forward than the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis M. Hartenstine, Daniel N. Newhard, Matthew J. Ransil
  • Patent number: 7568712
    Abstract: The invention relates to a walker having a main supporting frame, a superstructure frame and a body support means. The superstructure frame is operatively arranged for vertical adjustment relative to the main supporting frame and includes an adjustable interior opening for accommodating a user and an entrance gate operatively arranged to provide access to the adjustable interior opening. The body support means is secured to the superstructure frame and operatively arranged to support the user. Furthermore, the walker may include four wheels, each of which may include a directional locking apparatus and/or braking system, and the walker may include at least one arm support operatively arranged for supporting the user. The walker may also include at least one handle operatively arranged for transmission of the walker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of NY
    Inventors: Peter Kovachi, Joseph C. Mollendorf, Roger Teagarden, Chee Main Heam
  • Patent number: 7523984
    Abstract: An infant activity center comprising: (a) an infant-activity center tray having an infant seat; (b) a ring having a cushion extending across the diameter of the ring; and (c) a plurality of repositionable pylons concurrently mounted to the ring and the tray, the repositionable pylons being repositionable between a use position and a storage position, wherein the distance between the tray and the cushion is greater when the pylons are in the use position than in the storage position, and wherein each of the pylons cooperates with the ring to form a biased latch securing each pylon in at least the use position or the storage position, and wherein at least one of the cushion and the ring includes a catch operative to interact with the tray to secure the pylons in the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Evenflo Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Steininger
  • Patent number: 7448633
    Abstract: A pediatric assistance device useful in enabling a pediatric patient to participate in developmental and social stimulus during medical interventions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Mary Patrice Mollick
  • Publication number: 20080179850
    Abstract: A device (1) for guiding a child's first steps, comprising a body (11) mounted on wheels (5, 6) and provided with an upper part (7) having a handgrip or handle (12) which the child grips to support itself during the first steps. The handle (12) can assume a plurality of stable positions corresponding to different handle heights from a surface (P) on which the wheels (5, 6) rest, hence enabling the child to grip the handle (12) with the correct posture at different stages of its growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: ARTSANA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Francesco CATELLI
  • Patent number: 7404569
    Abstract: A collapsible stroller has a frame assembly with a front, a back, and left and right sides when in an in-use configuration. A seat is positioned between the left and right sides. Each of the left and right sides has an elongate bottom part and each bottom part has a front end and a back end. A back wheel is supported for rotation at the back end of each of the bottom parts. Each of the left and right sides has a front leg with a lower end pivotally connected to the front end of the respective bottom part. Each front leg extends upward from the bottom part and rearward toward the back of the frame assembly and terminates at an upper end. Each of the left and right sides also has a push arm pivotally coupled relative to the upper end of the respective front leg. Each push arm extends upward and rearward from the upper end of the respective front leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc
    Inventors: Curtis M. Hartenstine, Daniel N. Newhard, Matthew J. Ransil
  • Patent number: 7347432
    Abstract: A child walker is provided that includes a frame having a plurality of wheels. The walker includes a handle that is positionable in a first position and a second position. A seat is attached to the frame when the handle is in the first position. When the handle is in the second position, it is positioned to be gripped by a standing child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Jonathan Myers, Thomas N. Koltun, Abdelkrim Bedja
  • Publication number: 20080007020
    Abstract: A tray is mounted on the arms of a walker and which includes cup holders, and a compartment that can be closed by a lid that can then serve as a work surface. The lid of the compartment also includes a mirror and a light is mounted on the lid adjacent to the mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: David Holman