Alternately Usable Seat Mounts Patents (Class 297/130)
  • Patent number: 10369906
    Abstract: A car seat includes a chassis formed as an interrupted shell defining a protected interior with a top opening, and a handle fixed to the chassis at a single point and covering a sufficient portion of a length of the top opening such that the handle functions as a carry handle and a roll bar against impacts or intrusions into the protected interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Kioma, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Edward Gay, Christopher William Wischkowsky, Chetan Raj
  • Patent number: 10299607
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a convertible children's high chair. According to various embodiments, the convertible high chair generally comprises a first child seat supported above a floor by a high chair frame, and a second child seat configured for being removably coupled to first child seat. The second child seat is configured such that, when detached from the high chair's first child seat, it can be used apart from the high chair as a booster seat (e.g., secured to the seating surface of a standard chair or another support surface). In certain embodiments, the second child seat includes a base surface configured to stably support the second child seat on a separate support surface (e.g., without the need to be attached to or mounted on a separate base or support member).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Jessica Kostyniak, Jacob Sclare, Daniel Corso
  • Patent number: 10252646
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat shell, an extension member connected with the seat shell, and a front and a rear foot respectively connected with the seat shell and movably linked to the extension member. The seat shell has a bottom surface capable of resting on a vehicle seat. The extension member is movable between a first position where a forward end of the extension member extends forward from the front end of the seat shell, and a second position where the extension member is retracted toward the seat shell. The front foot and the rear foot are movable relative to the seat shell to adjust the seat shell between a first and a second angular position, the seat shell being in the first and second angular position when the extension member is respectively in the first and second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: James M. F. Hutchinson, Robert E. Haut, Kyle S. Mason
  • Patent number: 10172736
    Abstract: The color-coded buckle straps for a wheelchair is an active restraint system. The color-coded buckle straps for a wheelchair is configured for use with a wheelchair. The color-coded buckle straps for a wheelchair secure a patient to the wheelchair. Each of the plurality of harnesses further comprises a buckle. Each buckle further comprises a male component and a female component. The buckle for each harness selected from the plurality of harnesses is selected such that the color of the buckle of any harness selected from the plurality of harnesses is different from the buckle of each unselected harness remaining within the plurality of harnesses. The color-coded buckle straps for a wheelchair comprises a chest harness, a waist harness, a pelvic harness, and a lower harness. The chest harness, the waist harness, the pelvic harness, and the lower harness are attached to the wheelchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Becky Kayser
  • Patent number: 10160353
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a juvenile vehicle seat is adapted to be installed on a vehicle passenger seat of a vehicle. Safety belt straps included in the vehicle are used to retain the juvenile vehicle seat in place on the vehicle passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean R. Denbo, Kyle M. Franke
  • Patent number: 10155459
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a base and a seat part. The seat part includes a back portion and a sitting portion, which are movably disposed on the base and are pivotally connected with each other. An adjustment mechanism for the child safety seat includes a positioning structure and a dragging part. The positioning structure is movably disposed on the base or the seat part. The dragging part extends toward the positioning structure. The positioning structure selectively fixes or releases the dragging part. When the dragging part is released by the positioning structure, a manipulator can manipulate the dragging part to make the sitting portion and the back portion relatively pivot to switch the child safety seat between a lying status and a sitting status. Thereby, the manipulator can conveniently and quickly adjust the child safety seat through the adjustment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Bambino Prezioso Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Xiao-Long Mo
  • Patent number: 10098476
    Abstract: A child high chair includes a high chair frame, a booster seat and a youth seat assembled with each other. A booster seat backrest is rotatably disposed on a booster seat bottom. A booster seat headrest is rotatably disposed on the booster seat backrest and opposite to the booster seat bottom. A booster seat reclining mechanism is located inside the booster seat backrest and actuated to rotate the booster seat headrest while the booster seat backrest is rotated relative to the booster seat bottom. A youth seat footrest is rotatably disposed on a youth seat bottom. A youth seat backrest is rotatably disposed on the youth seat bottom and opposite to the youth seat footrest. A youth seat reclining mechanism is located inside the youth seat bottom to rotate the youth seat footrest via rotation of the youth seat backrest simultaneously driven by reclining of the booster seat backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Andrew Winterhalter, Nathanael Saint
  • Patent number: 10058192
    Abstract: A child restraint seat includes a seat unit, a locking mechanism and a releasing handle. The locking mechanism is disposed on the seat unit and adapted to fix the seat unit onto a first external structural unit. The locking mechanism includes a latch base disposed on the seat unit, a first latching component movably disposed on the latch base, and a lock releasing component connected to the first latching component. The first latching component is adapted to move relative to a first constraining component of the first external structural unit for switching between a closed position and an open position. The releasing handle is disposed on the seat unit and connected to the lock releasing component, the releasing handle is utilized to drive the lock releasing component to move the first latching component from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Bruce Williams, Gregory Sellers
  • Patent number: 9913549
    Abstract: A motion apparatus for use in combination with a standard infant carrier, such as a car seat. The motion apparatus comprises a support structure and a frame for receiving the transportable base of an infant car seat, and a drive assembly, which, when activated causes motion of the infant carrier. Methods and devices of the invention are useful to soothe an infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Sarah Burgess Gregorian
  • Patent number: 9883749
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a convertible children's high chair. According to various embodiments, the convertible high chair generally comprises a first child seat supported above a floor by a high chair frame, and a second child seat configured for being removably coupled to first child seat. The second child seat is configured such that, when detached from the high chair's first child seat, it can be used apart from the high chair as a booster seat (e.g., secured to the seating surface of a standard chair or another support surface). In certain embodiments, the second child seat includes a base surface configured to stably support the second child seat on a separate support surface (e.g., without the need to be attached to or mounted on a separate base or support member).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Jessica Kostyniak, Jacob Sclare, Daniel Corso
  • Patent number: 9775445
    Abstract: A collapsible swing frame for supporting a child receiving receptacle includes first and second support members, and upper swing mechanism, and a cross-brace pivotally coupled between the first and second support members. Preferably, the collapsible swing frame is movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration. Preferably, the cross-brace provides a rigid and substantially supportive connection between the first and second support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Burns, John Matthew Thomson, Chaitanya Tadipatri
  • Patent number: 9771006
    Abstract: A child restraint system includes a juvenile vehicle seat and an infant carrier. The juvenile vehicle seat is adapted to be retained in a stationary position on a passenger seat in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventor: William C Forbes
  • Patent number: 9756961
    Abstract: An adjusting mechanism includes a first engaging component, a second engaging component and a third engaging component is applied to a child carrier including a supporting component and a seating component. The first engaging component is detachably disposed on the supporting component. The second engaging component is disposed on the seating component. The third engaging component is movably located between the first engaging component and the second engaging component in a switchable manner. The second engaging component drives the third engaging component to move between a first position and a second position. The third engaging component moves to the first position to engage with the first engaging component so as to constrain relative movement between the seating component and the supporting component. The third engaging component moves to the second position to be separated from the first engaging component and the seating component can rotate relative to the supporting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Robert E. Haut
  • Patent number: 9693636
    Abstract: An infant chair assembly includes an infant chair, and an infant carrier installed on the infant chair in a transversally oriented configuration. The infant carrier includes a shell body adapted to be placed on the infant chair, and an anchor mechanism operable to fasten with the infant chair. The anchor mechanism includes a rotary shaft pivotally connected with the shell body, a release member slidably connected with the shell body and operatively connected with the rotary shaft, two engaging arms affixed with the rotary shaft, and the two engaging arms respectively having hooks operable to engage with the infant chair for locking the infant carrier in place on the infant chair. Actuation of the release member can drive rotation of the rotary shaft and the engaging arms for disengaging the hooks from the infant chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Tao Yang
  • Patent number: 9616782
    Abstract: A car seat connection system for connecting the car seat to a vehicle is provided. The system includes at least one strap, each having a first connector at a respective first end of said strap and a second connector at a respective second end of said strap. The first connector is configured to removably connect to the car seat and the second connector is configured to removably connect to a car seat anchor of the vehicle. The seat connector and the first connector may be seatbelt connectors of opposite gender. The second connector may be a LATCH or ISOFIX connector. A method is provided for removably connecting the car seat to the vehicle. The method includes connecting the first connector to the seat connector of the car seat and connecting the second connector to the car seat anchor of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: PIDYON CONTROLS INC.
    Inventors: Yochanan Cohen, Velissa Van Scoyoc
  • Patent number: 9585493
    Abstract: An infant bed apparatus includes a support frame, a bed frame for defining an interior space suitable for receiving a child, and a motorized drive unit. The support frame includes a first and a second housing disposed at two locations spaced-apart from each other along a lengthwise axis of the infant bed apparatus. The bed frame has a first portion anchored with the first housing, and a second portion assembled with the second housing. The motorized drive unit is operable to drive the second portion of the bed frame in movement relative to the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Robert E. Haut, Jonathan K. Mountz
  • Patent number: 9554658
    Abstract: An infant high chair includes a standing frame, a seat assembly and a side segment. The seat assembly includes a seat support frame movably connected with the standing frame, and a rear and a front seat portion respectively connected with the seat support frame, the front seat portion being respectively connected with the seat support frame and the side segment at two vertically spaced-apart locations. The side segment is pivotally connected with the seat support frame about a pivot axis, and is rotatable between a folded state and a deployed state. A rotation of the side segment in a folding direction drives a rearward sliding displacement of the front seat portion relative to the rear seat portion. Moreover, a downward displacement of the seat assembly to a predetermined lower position while the side segment remains in the folded state can trigger unlocking of the standing frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Andrew J. Horst, Daniel A. Sack, Ryan N. Miller, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 9474380
    Abstract: A portable aquatic chair that is suspendible within a contained body of water such as, but not limited to, a pool or spa. The chair includes an at least partially collapsible and lightweight frame that facilitates installation and transport of the chair. During use, the chair is adapted to be supported by the containment structure of the aquatic body (e.g., by a pool deck and side wall) and to support a user in a partially submerged but seated and upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Unit Ten, LLC
    Inventor: Keith Chlapaty
  • Patent number: 9463720
    Abstract: A child safety seat assembly includes a seat shell that is secured to a vehicle seat by way of a standard safety belt system, and a belt adjustment mechanism that facilitates adjusting the horizontal belt path taken by the standard safety belt through the safety seat assembly such that the horizontal belt path aligns with a child's center of gravity (CG). In a first fixed state, the belt adjustment mechanism generates a lower horizontal belt path that is a relatively short distance from the seat base portion, thereby optimizing the seat assembly for securing shorter children or infants having lower CGs. As a child grows, the belt adjustment mechanism is adjusted into a second fixed state that maintains the horizontal belt path at a relatively long distance from the seat base portion, thereby optimizing the seat assembly for securing taller children having higher CGs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Inspired Products Group, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene R. Balensiefer, II, James W. Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9428208
    Abstract: A baby stroller includes a base and a suspension unit is connected to the base. The suspension unit has a movable rod which is movably connected to the suspension unit. A support frame is connected to the distal end of the movable rod and a seat or a bed is connected to the support frame. The suspension unit absorbs shocks and vibration transferred from the road. The distance between the seat or the bed and the base is adjusted by the movement of the movable rod. The seat or the bed can be rotated to face the user or to face front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Bor Li Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mei-Feng Chen
  • Patent number: 9346378
    Abstract: An infant care device includes a casing, a latch member, a driving member and a first resilient member. The casing has an insertion space permitting an insertion portion of a mounting seat to be inserted thereinto. The latch member is mounted movably to the casing. The first resilient member biases the latch member to engage the insertion portion so as to prevent relative movement between the infant care device and the insertion portion. The driving member is mounted to the casing, and is able to be pushed to move a cam portion thereof to disengage the latch member from the insertion portion against the biasing action of the first resilient member, so as to permit the relative movement between the infant care device and the insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: BP CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS HK CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Da-Liang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9278632
    Abstract: A child safety seat assembly includes a base having two fixed anchoring hooks, a seat shell detachably installed with the base, two catching collars pivotally assembled with the seat shell, the collars being operable to respectively engage with the anchoring hooks to hold the seat shell with the base, and a release actuator operatively connected with the catching collars, the release actuator being operable to rotate the catching collars to disengage the catching collars from the anchoring hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Gangqing Fang, Guang-Hui Zhao
  • Patent number: 9254044
    Abstract: A removable tray device is disclosed that offers a simple and easy way to eat or drink when sitting outside. The removable tray device comprises a tray component secured to a folding chair via a pinned hinge that allows the tray component to rotate vertically and a swivel component that allows the tray component to swivel horizontally. The tray component further comprises a catch or lock bracket on a leg of the chair which corresponds with a mating lock pin secured to a back edge of the tray component. Specifically, the lock pin of the tray component mates to and is secured within the catch or lock bracket to further secure the tray component to the folding chair when the tray component is in front of the folding chair or is to the side of the folding chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: Jill Dudik
  • Patent number: 9254048
    Abstract: An unlocked-state retention device is adapted for use in a seat assembly. The seat assembly includes a base frame and a seat body, which is mounted removably on the base frame through a locking unit to lock or unlock the seat body relative to the base frame such that the seat body is placed in a locked state or an unlocked state. The unlocked-state retention device includes a pusher adapted to be disposed movably in one of the base frame and the seat body, and includes a push member to retract ably project from the one of the base frame and the seat body and to push the other one of the base frame and the seat body when the seat body is unlocked relative to the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: BP CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS HK CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Hong-Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 9127709
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a joint mechanism connected to at least two supporting components of a supporting device. The joint mechanism includes a first joint component connected to one of the at least two supporting components, a second joint component connected to the other of the at least two supporting components and pivoted to the first joint component, and a triggering component movably connected to the first joint component for selectively engaging with or separating from the second joint component. The joint mechanism facilitates folding or unfolding the supporting device. The present invention further relates to the supporting device with the joint mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Lin-Hai Shan
  • Patent number: 9004585
    Abstract: Multiple convertible furniture configurations adapted to provide multiple seating surfaces by interchangeable and removable support cushion units inclusive in a single furniture element. Removably self-supporting cushion seat assemblies are selectively secured to a primary furniture element as auxiliary arms and back surfaces, each of which has internally deployable support legs allowing cushion seat assemblies to be used independently wherein combination with the original chair sofa support unit increasing the number of seating surfaces and arrangement possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Volodymyr Pidgornyy
  • Patent number: 9004586
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat, a pedestal, a swivel mechanism connected to the pedestal for permitting the seat to rotate about a vertical axis and a latch located external to the swivel mechanism for preventing rotation of the seat. The seat assembly may further include a bracket for mounting the seat to the swivel mechanism in any one of a plurality of positions. Another vehicle seat assembly includes a track, a seat having a seating portion and a seat back, a base connected to the seat and engaging the track so as to permit longitudinal movement of the seat along the track and a locking mechanism for retaining the seat in a desired position along the track. The locking mechanism includes a vertically extending pin located beneath the center of the seating portion of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: E.V.S. Ltd.
    Inventors: James E. DeCraene, Jeffry H. Wells
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150028632
    Abstract: Convertible furniture including an outer enclosure and a fill material. The outer enclosure defines an enclosed region. The outer enclosure includes at least one closure mechanism that is positionable in an open configuration and a closed configuration. When the at least one closure mechanism is in the closed configuration, the enclosed region has a first volume. When the at least one closure mechanism is in the open configuration, the enclosed region has a second volume that is larger than the first volume. The fill material is placed in the enclosed region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Robert McNae
  • Patent number: 8876208
    Abstract: A child restraint system includes an infant carrier and a base adapted to be mounted on a passenger seat in a vehicle in a vehicle mode. The infant carrier is also configured to be mounted on a stroller frame in a stroller mode. The infant carrier includes a seat shell and a carrying handle coupled to the seat shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan W. Heisey, Rob Englert, Trevor S. Brown
  • Patent number: 8876203
    Abstract: A chair operable between an extended configuration and a collapsed configuration includes one or more legs, a handle and a locking mechanism. The one or more legs support a seat and the handle extends away from the seat opposite the one or more legs. The locking mechanism includes a lock plug disposed in an elongate trough. Movement of the handle between the extended and collapsed configurations involves depressing the lock plug and flipping the trough to an opposite side of the lock plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Abida LLC
    Inventors: Roland A. Haertl, David E. Gilman
  • 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: 8820827
    Abstract: A removable seating system includes a mounting receptacle, a seat, and a retractable coupling device coupled to the seat. The retractable coupling device couples the seat to the mounting receptacle when inserted into the mounting receptacle. The retractable coupling device disengages the seat from the mounting receptacle when retracted from the mounting receptacle. The retractable coupling device retracts into the seat when the seat is disengaged from the mounting receptacle. The system further includes a mounting face in the mounting receptacle and a mounting slot in the mounting face. The retractable coupling device includes a rotating bolt that couples the seat to the mounting receptacle by entering the mounting slot, rotating, and engaging the underside of the mounting face. The rotating bolt disengages the seat from the mounting receptacle by rotating so as to become aligned with the mounting slot and retracting from the mounting slot and into the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Series International LLC
    Inventor: Alvaro Mauricio Olarte
  • 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: 8746794
    Abstract: An infant seat comprising an upper torso support, a lower torso support pivotally articulated to the upper torso support and a seat supporting structure; at least one of the upper torso support or the lower torso support is pivotally articulated to the seat supporting structure, the seat further comprising a converting mechanism for converting the seat between at least an angular position in which the upper torso support is inclined with respect to the lower torso support, and a planar position in which the upper torso support and the lower torso support are substantially co-planar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Tiny Love Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoshana Oren, Hagai Harduff, Amit Avigdor, Giora Shachal
  • Patent number: 8695932
    Abstract: A removable vehicle seat support for converting a removable seat into stand-alone seating. The supports have a rail with a plurality of legs and a plurality of latch pins. In one embodiment, the legs are selectively collapsible. In a further embodiment, the latch pins are selectively adjustable. A plurality of latches on a frame bottom of a removed seat directly engages the support latch pins, connecting the seat frame to the support and forming stand-alone seating. The supports sufficiently elevate the seat off the floor so that the seating is at a comfortable height, stabilizing the seating under a user's weight and movement. The supports elevate the seat off the ground, keeping the frame bottom dry and clean when the seating is used for outdoor activities such as camping and tailgating. The supports are portable and the seating is easy to set up, stable and comfortable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Bernard Alphonsus Balsis, III
  • Patent number: 8678498
    Abstract: A child restraint system includes an infant carrier and a base adapted to be mounted on a passenger seat in a vehicle in a vehicle mode. The infant carrier is also configured to be mounted on a stroller frame in a stroller mold. The infant carrier includes a seat shell and a carrying handle coupled to the seat shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan W. Heisey
  • Patent number: 8602490
    Abstract: A baby highchair for detachably adapting an infant car seat. The highchair has a frame structure and a seat having a bottom and two opposite sidewalls each having two indents, and a car seat adapter bar detachably mounted to the seat between the two opposite sidewalls. The adapter bar has an elongated body with two opposite ends each having two pins, such that the pins at the opposite ends of the adapter bar can be respectively engaged with the indents on the opposite sidewalls of the seat of the highchair to securely attach the car seat adapter bar to the highchair. The elongated body of the car seat adapter bar has a contour for receiving the infant car seat such that the infant car seat can be secured to the adapter bar to adapt the car seat onto the highchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Baby Trend Inc.
    Inventors: Denny Tsai, Jung Tsai Chen
  • Patent number: 8585136
    Abstract: A chair with a coupling companion stool base includes a frame that has: a claw extending downward from a second portion of a lower portion of the frame; a latch extending downward from and movably connected with a first portion of the lower portion; two legs adapted to support the frame upon a supporting surface extending downward from the lower portion; and a receptacle defined between the claw and the latch. The base supports the frame above a supporting surface and has a saddle with opposite back and front edges and a top surface that faces away from the supporting surface. The base releasably couples with the frame. When decoupled, the chair portion may be used as casual floor rocker seating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Warncke, Jeffrey A. Jameson, Thomas A. Hagerty
  • Patent number: 8544941
    Abstract: A rolling car seat includes a car seat having back and seat portions configured to receive a seated child. A length-adjustable handle assembly is operatively coupled to the back portion and selectively movable between a retracted configuration not extending above a back portion upper end and an extended configuration extending above the back portion upper end. The rolling car seat includes a wheel assembly having a pair of spaced apart wheels operatively coupled to said the back portion and selectively movable between a withdrawn configuration adjacent said back portion rear surface and a deployed configuration displaced from the back portion rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventors: Kathy Coote, Omar Coote
  • Publication number: 20130241248
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a convertible children's high chair. According to various embodiments, the convertible high chair generally comprises a first child seat supported above a floor by a high chair frame, and a second child seat configured for being removably coupled to first child seat. The second child seat is configured such that, when detached from the high chair's first child seat, it can be used apart from the high chair as a booster seat (e.g., secured to the seating surface of a standard chair or another support surface). In certain embodiments, the second child seat includes a base surface configured to stably support the second child seat on a separate support surface (e.g., without the need to be attached to or mounted on a separate base or support member).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Kid II. Inc.
    Inventors: JESSICA KOSTYNIAK, Jacob Sclare, Daniel Corso
  • Publication number: 20130229033
    Abstract: A car seat 10 comprises a seat 12, a first set of telescopic legs 22, a second set of legs 26 pivotally mounted to the seat 12, a first set of wheels 20 mounted to the first set of legs 22, and a second set of wheels 24 mounted to the second set of legs 26, each wheel 20,24 being moveable between a stowed position adjacent to the seat 12 and an operative position spaced from the seat 12, so that the seat 10 is able to transform between, for example, a pushchair and a car seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Peter John Sherwood Lee
  • Patent number: 8511749
    Abstract: A modular child restraint system for use in vehicles comprises a base and interchangeable attachable seats where the seats are for different stages of childhood development. The system can further comprise additional bases adapted to other uses such as strollers and infant swings. A common engagement mechanism allows the various seats to be moved from one base to another. One such system comprises a base and a seat configured to rotate relative to one another when engaged. The seat can also lock in a position relative to the base. The base includes a visual indicator to show that the seat is secured to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Orbit Baby, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Hei, Bryan T. White
  • Patent number: 8408650
    Abstract: A highchair comprising a base arranged to rest on a floor, a carrier mounted on said base and adjustable in a substantially vertical direction with respect to said base, and a seat comprising a substantially horizontally extending seat surface connected to said carrier, wherein said carrier extends substantially downward from the front edge of said seat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Nuna International B.V.
    Inventors: Imre Peter Jacobs, Martijn Hans Van Gelderen, Eric Biermann, Fiona Amy Van Petegem
  • Patent number: 8376461
    Abstract: A child seat includes a main support frame, a swing frame connected pivotally to the main support frame, a seat frame connected to the swing frame and convertible between a high chair configuration and a swing configuration, a first locking mechanism including a latch disposed movably between the swing frame and the main support frame and engaged releasably with the main support frame, and a second locking mechanism including a protrusion provided on the swing frame and movable between a first position, where movement of the latch is prevented, and a second position, where movement of the latch is permitted so that the latch can move away from the main support frame, thereby converting the seat frame to the swing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun-Min Chen
  • Publication number: 20120292953
    Abstract: An aircraft seat assembly for aircraft passengers having restricted mobility comprises a seat base assembly that comprises a first carrier device and a first fastening means. The aircraft seat assembly further comprises a wheelchair sub-frame, a second carrier device and a second fastening means. The dimensions of the wheelchair sub-frame are adapted to the dimensions of aisles provided in the aircraft cabin. Finally, the aircraft seat assembly comprises a seat which comprises a fastening means that is complementary to the first fastening means of the seat base assembly and to the second fastening means of the wheelchair sub-frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Anja Kunze, Florian Schmidt, Oliver Doebertin, Gordon Konieczny, Uwe Schneider
  • Patent number: 8308229
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to an infant support structure. In particular, the invention relates to a strap management system for an infant support structure. In addition, the invention relates to an infant support structure that includes a seat portion that can be used alternatively as a booster seat and with a frame as part of a highchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Seth Galley
  • Patent number: 8276985
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an infant seat (10), in particular to be mounted to a baby carriage in a detachable manner, designed in such a way that it exhibits a seat configuration and coming from said seat configuration is transformable into a carry configuration, in which the infant seat may be used as a carrycot. According to the invention it is provided that the infant seat (10) comprises a separate unit serving as a carrycot (20), which is arranged in the seat configuration beneath an upper shell (12) of the infant seat (10). It is a particular advantage of the invention that the infant seat (10) can be transformed into the carrycot (20) with a small number of hand movements only. Furthermore in the mounted condition of the infant seat which is the seat configuration the carrycot is stored within the infant seat in a space saving manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: David Chuanhankho Kho, En-Chi Wang
  • Patent number: 8235465
    Abstract: A modular child restraint system for use in vehicles comprises a base and interchangeable attachable seats where the seats are for different stages of childhood development. The system can further comprise additional bases adapted to other uses such as strollers and infant swings. A common engagement mechanism allows the various seats to be moved from one base to another. One such system comprises a base and a seat configured to rotate relative to one another when engaged. The seat can also lock in a position relative to the base. The base includes a visual indicator to show that the seat is secured to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Orbit Baby, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Hei, Bryan T. White
  • Patent number: 8226164
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a base, a seat body and an engaging mechanism. The seat body has a rib structure. The rib structure is movably disposed in a guide-slot structure of the base so that the seat body is capable of sliding relative to the base. The engaging mechanism includes a first engaging part and a driving device. The first engaging part is movably disposed on the seat body for engaging with a tooth-shaped structure of the base. The driving device is movably connected to the first engaging part and is movably installed on the seat body so that the driving device is capable of moving between a releasing position and a locking position relative to the seat body. Thus, when the driving device moves relative to the seat body, the driving device can drive the first engaging part to alternatively engage with or separate from the tooth-shaped structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Excellerate Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ying-Zhong Chen