Table Supported On Both Arms Patents (Class 297/148)
  • Patent number: 9603463
    Abstract: A juvenile seat assembly includes a seat back mounted for pivotable movement relative to a seat bottom. The seat back can be locked in different positions relative to the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: James R Varney, John A MacNeill, Scott A Leclerc, James M Ormond
  • Patent number: 8905477
    Abstract: An inflatable child seat for use in an airplane having a base panel having at least one inflatable air chamber is provided. The inflatable child seat also includes two side panels, each of which have at least one inflatable air chamber. Both side panels are connected to the base panel. A back panel is further provided, having at least one inflatable air chamber, and is connected to the two side panels and the base panel. The back panel is disposed at an angle relative to the base panel. The inflatable child seat also has a belt configured to restrain a child in the seat. The inflatable child seat additionally has a cavity disposed in the back panel and is configured for receiving a seat belt from an airplane or car seat for securing the child seat to the airplane or car seat. The inflatable child seat is provided with at least one port that is in communication with one or more of the air chambers and serves as the means for inflating and deflating these chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew E. Curto
  • Patent number: 8696055
    Abstract: A highchair includes a seat assembly, a tray connected with the seat assembly, a leg assembly connected with the seat assembly, and an adjustment mechanism. The seat assembly includes a rear support surface and a lower support surface for supporting an infant or child. The leg assembly is configured to support the seat assembly above a floor surface. The adjustment mechanism can be for adjusting the tray with respect to the seat assembly or the seat assembly with respect to the leg assembly. The adjustment mechanism can include a button, a linkage, a cable, and a locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Christian Stolarz, Christopher Xydis, Ronald Ondrey, Eli Worden, Charlie Paradise
  • Publication number: 20140001796
    Abstract: An inflatable child seat for use in an airplane having a base panel having at least one inflatable air chamber is provided. The inflatable child seat also includes two side panels, each of which have at least one inflatable air chamber. Both side panels are connected to the base panel. A back panel is further provided, having at least one inflatable air chamber, and is connected to the two side panels and the base panel. The back panel is disposed at an angle relative to the base panel. The inflatable child seat also has a belt configured to restrain a child in the seat. The inflatable child seat additionally has a cavity disposed in the back panel and is configured for receiving a seat belt from an airplane or car seat for securing the child seat to the airplane or car seat. The inflatable child seat is provided with at least one port that is in communication with one or more of the air chambers and serves as the means for inflating and deflating these chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew E. Curto
  • Publication number: 20130328357
    Abstract: A seat divider for an automobile configured to create a barrier between children seated in the back seat of an automobile also allows visual contact and communications between them through a two-way viewing window and a top divider panel that can be raised and lowered when needed. The seat divider holds recessed desk top tables that can be extended and supported through their legs or by the armrests on the back seat for use by the children to read, write, watch DVD's, or play with toys. The seat divider also has storage space and trays to hold toys, books and other material as well as pen and pencil holders. The seat divider has specially configured seat belt and shoulder strap hooks that allow the middle seat belt and shoulder strap to be inserted through them to firmly secure the seat divider to the back seat of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Scott Macleod, Ian Gerard Macleod, Jennifer Gabriela Macleod
  • Publication number: 20130076081
    Abstract: An inflatable child seat for use in an airplane having a base panel having at least one inflatable air chamber is provided. The inflatable child seat also includes two side panels, each of which have at least one inflatable air chamber. Both side panels are connected to the base panel. A back panel is further provided, having at least one inflatable air chamber, and is connected to the two side panels and the base panel. The back panel is disposed at an angle relative to the base panel. The inflatable child seat also has a belt configured to restrain a child in the seat. The inflatable child seat additionally has a cavity disposed in the back panel and is configured for receiving a seat belt from an airplane or car seat for securing the child seat to the airplane or car seat. The inflatable child seat is provided with at least one port that is in communication with one or more of the air chambers and serves as the means for inflating and deflating these chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew CURTO
  • Publication number: 20120313403
    Abstract: Described are passenger seat assemblies having at least one seat back support and at least one seat pan coupled to the at least one seat back support. The passenger seat assemblies may also include at least one pair of armrests coupled to the at least one seat back support, a seat support structure having at least one seat pan mounting surface and a framework, wherein the at least one seat pan is coupled to the at least one seat pan mounting surface, and/or at least one headrest pivotally coupled to the at least one seat back support with at least one pair of extensions coupled to the at least one headrest or the at least one seat back support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: RAUL DANIEL FLORES AGUIRRE, Oscar Ruiz Lara
  • Publication number: 20120299337
    Abstract: A child car seat has a central seating portion including base cushion and a vertically extending back support, and two side doors capable of opening. The two side doors are rotatably connected to the back support and may lock into the base cushion when in the closed position. The two side doors allow for the safe, comfortable and convenient removal of a child from the child car seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Yvonne Miller
  • Patent number: 8308230
    Abstract: When a leg frame is assembled to a seat, the child chair is used as a high chair. When the leg frame is detached from the seat, the child chair may be served as a booster. Legs of the detached leg frame are further assembled with a footrest for storage purpose. The footrest has coupling slots that are formed by resilient arms to hold the detached legs. The footrest may also serve as a pedal for feet when the leg frame is assembled to the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Zhi-Ren Zhong
  • Publication number: 20120280540
    Abstract: A baby car carrier dimensioned to hold a small child safely in a motor vehicle. The base of the device sets atop a car seat and is secured by means of a seatbelt. A frame is rotatably affixed to the top of the base. The top of the frame is concave and slidably supports the convex bottom of a cradle assembly. The cradle assembly can recline relative to the frame by motorized means. A plurality of padded nesting inserts are provided on top of the cradle assembly allowing for growing children by successive removal of the nesting inserts. Variations further include cup holders, trays, a retractable shade, a headrest, an inflatable pillow, vibration, heat, and an arm to dangle a toy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Bobby Pedraza, Ruben Pedraza, Sonia Vega
  • Patent number: 8226161
    Abstract: A foldable child booster seat includes a seat base, a backrest, a support unit, and a tray. The seat base includes a seat portion having a seating surface, and a pair of armrests respectively disposed at left and right sides of the seat base. The backrest is mounted foldably to the seat base. The support unit is movably coupled to the seat base to permit height adjustment of the seat portion relative to the support unit. The tray is removably mountable to a selected one of the seat base and the support unit to dispose the tray in a selected one of a state of use and a stowed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Joseph F. Fiore, Jr., Zhang Shao-Yue
  • Patent number: 8177297
    Abstract: There is provided a high chair (1) for seating of an infant or toddler comprising a seat (10), including a seat base portion (14) and a seat backrest portion (12); a support (20) for supporting the seat (10) in a raised position relative to a floor surface; a central post (30) projecting away from the sea base portion (14) and having an upper end; and mounting to the upper end of the central post (30), a tray assembly. (40) including a tray (42) laterally movable backwards and forwards relative to the seat (10). The central post (30) mounts to the seat (10) or to the support (20) by an adjustable central post mounting (32) that allows for adjustment of the position of the upper end of the central post (30) relative to the seat (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Seymour—Pouell Limited
    Inventors: David Hillary Powell, Matthew Peter Tidnam
  • Patent number: 8157327
    Abstract: A high chair, comprising a supporting structure, which is provided with a supporting element associated to one post arranged along a first longitudinal direction substantially starting from an end portion of the supporting element to define at least three resting regions, the one post supporting a respective coupling element which supports a seat which forms a sitting surface, elements being provided for blocking the coupling elements with respect to the respective post in order to adjust the distance between the seat and the supporting element; the supporting element being articulated so that it can rotate, substantially at the end portion, to the post in order to pass from an extended condition, in which the supporting element is angularly spaced with respect to the respective post to a folded condition in which the supporting element is angularly closer to the respective post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: L'Inglesina Baby S.p.A.
    Inventor: Liviano Tomasi
  • Patent number: 8152239
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a safety bow (40) for use in children's chair (1) comprising a seat plate (2), a backrest (3, 4) and possibly two side pieces (5), wherein the backrest or side pieces have at least one opening each, the safety bow being a three armed constructional part in one piece comprising: two first ends (43) with first and second connecting members (44) for hooking into the opening(s) in the backrest (3, 4) or the side pieces (5); and a third end comprising a third connecting member (46) for detachable fixing to the seat plate (2). The invention also concerns the use of the safety bow in a children's chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Peter Opsvik AS
    Inventor: Peter Opsvik
  • Patent number: 8100470
    Abstract: A child chair includes a seat and a frame. The seat is detachably mounted on the frame by using an engaging assembly. The engaging assembly includes an engaging device and a coupling device. The engaging device is movably mounted on the seat. The coupling device is mounted on the frame and coupled with the engaging device on the seat. The engaging device is cooperated with the coupling device between a locking position and a release position relative to the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Jun-Jie Hu
  • Patent number: 8029053
    Abstract: High chairs and methods to use high chairs are disclosed. An example high chair includes a frame and a seat, wherein the seat defines a slot and is shaped to funnel spills toward the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Damon Oliver Casati Troutman, Rapheal Torion Avila
  • Patent number: 7942478
    Abstract: The present invention provides a human form child car seat comprising: (a) a seat body having (i) a generally human body head and arm shape, including a seat wall and a backrest wall; (ii) a front seat side; (iii) a back side; (iv) a top side; (v) bottom side; (vi) a left side; and (vii) a right side; (b) a top side concave-shaped head support, the head support capable of cradling a juvenile head comprising (i) a left side head support and (ii) a right side head support; (c) a left arm rest and a right arm rest, each having a generally human arm shape, the arm rest terminating in a cup holder having a generally human first shape, the cup holder capable of receivably accepting a geometrically shaped object; and a seat base. The present invention further provides a quick release seatbelt system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Inspired Development Group, LLC
    Inventors: Brent Cymbalski, Mitchell Prine
  • Patent number: 7922249
    Abstract: A workstation for a user comprising a basis, an shaft pivoted on the basis, a seat pivoted on the shaft, a back rest connected to the shaft, at least one shaft piston connecting the basis to the shaft and at least one seat piston connecting the shaft to the seat. The shaft and the seat are arranged to allow a user to sit at the workstation. The at least one shaft piston and at least one seat piston are arranged to allow changing the position of the shaft and of the seat. The orientation of the shaft and the orientation of the seat are adjustable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Rafael Tal Marchand
  • Patent number: 7922244
    Abstract: A latch mechanism for child's high chair tray assembly having a tray post and socket mounting arrangement has a central, front actuation button that moves a slide link mounted underneath the tray assembly. The slide link is connected to an actuation arm slidably mounted within each respective tray post. The actuation arm includes a cam surface that pivots a latch member having a rectangular lock pin that extends below the tray post into engagement with openings in the socket receiving the tray post. The latch member is spring loaded into engagement with the socket openings. The front surface of the arm rests are sloped to cam the lock pin into the tray post to permit a passive mounting of the tray onto the high chair, but the lock pin engages the first socket opening to require a non-passive manipulation to affect positional adjustment or removal from the high chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Adam D. Bearup
  • Patent number: 7918497
    Abstract: A chair includes a base portion, and a seat portion supported by the base portion. The seat portion is configurable in at least two modes. In the first mode, the seat portion is raised to a highest level and includes a frame that is adapted to arrange the seat portion in an upright position. In the second mode, the seat portion is lowered to a level that is lower than the highest level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Summer Infant (USA), Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Keegan
  • Patent number: 7883145
    Abstract: High chairs and methods to use high chairs are disclosed. An example high chair includes a frame and a seat, wherein the seat defines a slot and is shaped to funnel spills toward the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises
    Inventors: Damon Oliver Casati Troutman, Rapheal Torion Avila
  • Patent number: 7878584
    Abstract: When a safety belt storage assembly's storage is mounted to a main body of a child seat, the storage of the safety belt storage assembly may be selectively configured between an opened state and a closed state. When the storage of the safety belt storage assembly is configured at the opened state, a safety belt set stored within the housing can be taken out and further used to fasten the child seat to an adult chair. The opened state storage further prevents the child seat from mounting on a frame body. When the safety belt set is stored in the housing, the storage of the safety belt storage assembly can be configured to the closed state and the child seat is allowed to be mounted to the frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Jun-Jie Hu, Wen-Qu Hu, Zheng-Wen Guo
  • Publication number: 20100264703
    Abstract: A folding device is configured at the bottom of rear leg frame and at the pivot between the rear leg frame and front leg frame of a high chair. The folding device allows a user to complete folding process by pressing a button at the bottom of the rear leg frame. When the button is pressed, a rotator in the housing of the folding device rotates correspondingly and drags connected steel wires to move horizontally inward. The other ends of the steel wires further connect to engaging parts at the pivots and engaging between the front leg frame and the rear leg frame and retract the engaging parts so that the rear leg frame disengages from and pivots about the front leg frame. The high chair may be folded with one-foot operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Wen-Qu Hu, Xiao-Jian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100231009
    Abstract: A foldable massaging backrest structure comprises a main body and a table. The main body includes a cushion and two arms pivotally connected to two lateral sides of the cushion respectively. The cushion has a headrest portion and a backrest portion and is provided with at least a speaker and a battery cell. A massaging device is disposed within the backrest portion adjacent to users' backs. The table is movably connected to the main body for users to place books they are reading or other things thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Shu Chin Chi
  • Patent number: 7703843
    Abstract: A collapsible highchair with a locking device includes a first frame, a second frame which is pivotally connected to the first frame in “X” shape, a seat portion pivotally connected to upper sections of the frames, a backrest connected to the upper section of the first frame, a locking device secured to top end of upper section of the second frame, and an armrest one end of which is pivotally connected to the first frame and another end is engaged with the locking device. The locking device includes a first case and a second case, both of which cover the second frame. The first case is integrally formed with an elastic actuating portion. When the actuating portion is engaged with an opening on the armrest, the highchair is in a stretched state. When the actuating portion is pressed to disengage from the opening, the highchair is in a collapsible state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Zhi Ren Zhong
  • Patent number: 7695060
    Abstract: A booster seat (1) for children and infants and more particularly an improved feeding seat contains a tray (9) which can rotate around either arm of the seat (1) through a unique joint design. The tray (9) can be removed completely or used as a multi-position tray (9), whichever the operator prefers. Further, the tray (9) can be adjusted to fit smaller or larger occupants of the booster seat (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Optilife Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David Dubiel, Janet Levenson
  • Publication number: 20090261631
    Abstract: A child carriage tray and support therefor including: a tray having an upper face and a lower face opposed to the upper face and a pair of strut assembles each mountable to the lower face in a selectable spaced relationship one to the other by mounting means formed into or with each strut assembly and formed for detachable mounting to one of a plurality of sets of complementary mounting means on the lower face of the tray, each set of complementary mounting means incorporating two pivot locations in spaced relationship formed therein or therewith, each strut assembly comprising: a minor strut having a portion of the mounting means formed on or with an end for mounting to one of the pivot locations on the lower face by one the end; a major strut having another or the remaining portion of the mounting means formed on or with and end for mounting to the other of the pivot locations on lower face by the end and having adjustable engagement means for engaging the other end of the minor strut a one of a plurality o
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventor: Quy My Early
  • Publication number: 20090254011
    Abstract: A foldable massaging backrest structure comprises a main body and a table. The main body includes a cushion and two arms pivotally connected to two lateral sides of the cushion respectively. The cushion has a headrest portion and a backrest portion and is provided with at least a speaker and a battery cell. A massaging device is disposed within the backrest portion adjacent to users' backs. The table is movably connected to the main body for users to place books they are reading or other things thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: Shu Chin Chi
  • Patent number: 7568758
    Abstract: High chairs and methods to use high chairs are disclosed. An example high chair includes a frame, a seat, a tray positioned a distance above the seat, and an actuator to adjust the distance between the seat and the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises
    Inventors: Damon Oliver Casati Troutman, Raphael Torion Avila
  • Patent number: 7497518
    Abstract: A juvenile seat includes a seat base, a reclinable backrest, and a backrest lock. The backrest lock can be operated by a caregiver to allow for a change in the angular orientation of the reclinable backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Ward Fritz, Richard M. Bastien, John Ristuccia, Andrew W. Marsden
  • Patent number: 7490558
    Abstract: A tray insert is adapted to be coupled to a support. A tray set includes a tray insert and a base tray or support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Asbach, John F. Rhein
  • Patent number: 7475937
    Abstract: An eating surface assembly comprising a tray for supporting food items thereon; a socket integrally formed in the tray; a receptacle; and a plug integrally formed on the receptacle. The plug is adapted for mating with the socket in the tray for releasably securing the receptacle on top of the tray. The plug includes a flange which is sized and configured so that its upper surface is substantially flush with the upper surface of the tray when the receptacle is secured to the tray. This creates a substantially continuous, uniform, level surface around the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventors: Alan R. McGrew, Adela R. McGrew
  • Patent number: 7419210
    Abstract: A high chair features various modes of adjustability and enhanced utility. The height of the chair can be adjusted using a single hand that engages a rear handle. The height of a seat platform of the chair can be adjusted separately relative to the tray. The tray itself is ergonomically designed for the benefit of the caregiver. A removable tray liner facilitates after-meal clean-up. Wheels on the underside of the tray ease fore/aft adjustment. A pivoting back rest of the chair minimizes rearward shift of the center of gravity of the occupied chair, thus requiring a smaller chair footprint. Further, an accessory bar pivoted to a seat back portion of the chair provides readily accessible entertainment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Nolan, James Murray Forbes Hutchinson, Michael L. Longenecker, Myles Christensen
  • Publication number: 20080179923
    Abstract: A highchair with a foot part and a seat element mounted thereon has a length-adjustable gas-filled strut therebetween for support and height adjustment of the seat element. The gas-filled strut may be length adjustable with two-handed safety operation. The seat element is held on two lateral support arms, on each of which an actuating element of the two-handed safety operation is arranged. Each actuating element is connected via a wire or rope pull to a pressure element acting on an actuating projection of the gas-filled strut. The seat element is pivotable and fixable about a horizontal transverse axis forwards and backwards in a tilting position. An inclination catch is provided on at least one support arm and has a rotary locking element acting between a spindle of the seat element and a support arm, which is transferable into a locking or release position by means of an actuation cam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: iLinko Ltd.
    Inventors: Jon Lake, Davy Kho, Jason Lewis
  • Patent number: 7393050
    Abstract: Disclosed is a foldable structure of highchair, the structure includes a slidable folding sleeve arranged at a rear leg and provided with a locking block; the locking block locks with a locking portion of a linking rod connected between the rear leg and seat so as to be in a fixed state for retaining expanded position of the structure. The folding sleeve is moved by users to disengage from the locking portion of the linking rod, so that the linking rod drives the rear, front leg and the seat to rotate relatively in order to draw close to one another to be in a folded state for achieving the goal of easy operation of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Link Treasure Limited
    Inventor: Wei-Yeh Li
  • Patent number: 7364235
    Abstract: A chair includes a positioning unit that is provided in a receiving portion of an armrest and that includes shorter and taller stop portions. A positioning member is retained movably on a rear side of a backrest, and has one end extending into the receiving portion to abut against a selected one of the stop portions. An operating unit is connected to and is operable to move the positioning member for selectively disengaging and engaging the stop portions. A safety mechanism is provided on the backrest and the operating unit, and is operable in either a limiting state, where the positioning member is unable to move past the taller stop portion, or a non-limiting state, where the positioning member is able to move past the taller stop portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Wonderland Nursery Goods, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Hong-Bin Xu
  • Patent number: 7334836
    Abstract: A foldable chair includes a rear leg connected pivotally to a front leg, a carrier frame retained pivotally on the rear leg, a locking seat provided on the front leg and formed with first and second engaging portions, and a slide member mounted to a front arm part of the carrier frame and movable to selectively engage and disengage the first and second engaging portions. The slide member engages the first engaging portion to lock the carrier frame to the front leg for holding the foldable chair at an unfolded state. The slide member is disengaged from the first engaging portion so as to permit pivoting movement of the carrier frame and the front and rear legs for disposing the foldable chair at a folded state, and engages the second engaging portion when the foldable chair is disposed at the folded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun-Min Chen
  • Patent number: 7318380
    Abstract: A tray assembly for an infant highchair, the tray assembly including a frame having front, rear, and side peripheral edge portions defining a space therebetween having a predetermined shape and size; a tray insert having front, rear, and side peripheral lip portions supporting and connected to a bottom portion located in an area defined thereby, the tray insert having a predetermined shape and extent such that the peripheral lip portions can rest on the peripheral edge portions of the frame for supporting the bottom of the tray insert in at least substantially covering relation to the space defined by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Gravity, Incorporated
    Inventors: Tony M. Guard, Joseph R. Stephens, James L. Tobergta
  • Patent number: 7261369
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger convenience apparatus comprising: a seat assembly; a support device attached to the seat assembly; and a platform having a top and bottom, the platform at least partially supported by the support device. In the preferred embodiment, the support device is selectable between at least a tray support and an armrest position. Also in the preferred embodiment, the seat assembly includes a seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventor: Sam J Ahad
  • Patent number: 7210737
    Abstract: A feeding chair or highchair apparatus having a first seat assembly for an infant or child and a second seat assembly for an adult or caregiver connected to and housed inside and preferably under the first seat assembly when not in use. In one embodiment, the adult seat assembly is detachable from the child chair assembly and positionable in relation thereto. In a further embodiment, the adult seat assembly is operatively connected to the child chair assembly and moveable to a plurality of positions in relation thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventor: Maureen Harrison Schaller
  • Patent number: 7210736
    Abstract: A tray attachment for a wheelchair. In an embodiment, the tray attachment includes a mounting tube for mounting the tray to a wheelchair. Further, a slider extension tube is disposed within the mounting tube for supporting the tray. In addition, a first ball knob assembly is mechanically coupled to the slider extension tube for supporting the tray. Moreover, a second ball knob assembly is mechanically coupled to the slider extension tube for supporting the tray. In the present aspect, the slider extension tube rotates as the tray is moved from a stored position to a utilization position, such rotation places the first ball knob assembly adjacent to an edge of the tray and the second ball knob assembly beneath the tray, thereby providing lateral and vertical support to the tray on the attachment side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventor: Richard L. Large
  • Patent number: 7201440
    Abstract: A tray connects with various high chairs and securely attaches various food receptacles to resist knocking over by a small child or toddler seated within the high chair. The tray has an annular slot with curved wider and curved narrower slots in alternating sequence. A complementary curved channel, located beneath each slot, communicates with each cooperating narrower slot and adjacent wider slots. Food receptacles, such as bowls, plates, and the like are releasably attached to the tray over the annular slot. Each food receptacle contains curved anchor members located on the bottom in a circular pattern complementary to the annular slot. The infirm and the elderly may also benefit from this tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Inventors: Jodi L. Heck, Joseph A. Heck, III
  • Patent number: 7185949
    Abstract: A highchair includes a seat attached to a frame having a first periphery defining a first footprint of the frame. Wheels are attached to the frame adjacent to the first periphery for providing wheeled movement of the frame over a surface. The first periphery of the frame bounds a receiving area underlying the frame within the first footprint of the frame. An arresting fixture is located in the receiving area and has a second periphery defining a second footprint of the arresting fixture within the first footprint of the frame. The arresting fixture is mounted to the frame for movement in reciprocal directions relative to the frame between a first position toward the frame, and a second position away from the frame for engagement with the surface for arresting the frame from wheeled movement over the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: Rebecca M. Finell
  • Patent number: 7152918
    Abstract: A furniture unit for supporting the weight of a child in various selectable seated positions may be rotated as a unit about a horizontal axis to present any one of three available occupant supporting surfaces. The primary occupant supporting surface is a child's high chair, preferably having a fixed tray. When tipped backward from the high chair position, the unit presents a previously inaccessible chair which is convexed on its lower surface to permit it to sway back and forth as a rocker. Alternatively, the unit may be tipped forward from the high chair position to present a previously inaccessible desk chair, with desktop, that is uniquely spaced from the floor by the fixed tray. The unit will most preferably slide up to a dining table while in the high chair position such that the fixed tray may be positioned just over the surface of the dining table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas Berkes
  • Patent number: 7134714
    Abstract: Detachable bottle and food holding subtrays, clips and support attachments for juvenile chairs such as highchairs, strollers, booster chairs, car seats and activity chairs. The clips can be a snapable C-shape, use a screwable post or a spring biased post for attachment to an existing tray. Removable lids and removable bottle sizing rings can be used. Pre-attached clips can be pre-molded directly to the existing tray. Alternatively, clips can be attached by hook and loop fasteners or peel and stick tape. A drawer type subtray can slide in and out from the existing tray. Alternatively, a pivoting arm can be folded out from the existing tray. The clips, supports, drawers and arms can be used to support and/or hold items such as food out of reach of sitting children, and/or can keep items such as mirrors and toys at selected locations within reach of the sitting child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Responsible Me, Inc.
    Inventor: Mente P. Connery
  • Patent number: 7052082
    Abstract: A salon chair includes a pedicure basin positioned between the foot of the chair and a front step opposite the foot of the chair. The pedicure basin includes a bottom floor, a perforated stepping surface above the bottom floor of the basin, and a nozzle assembly disposed between the bottom floor and the stepping surface for agitating water in the pedicure basin. Pressurized air is directed out of the nozzle assembly to induce a whirlpool action in the water held by the basin. The stepping surface may remain in the pedicure basin for days at a time, but may be removed when desired for cleaning purposes. The front step includes a cut-out, or groove, allowing allows a technician's chair to pull up closer to a person seated in the salon chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Richard Thomas
  • Patent number: 7032966
    Abstract: A high chair for feeding a child is disclosed. The high chair includes a base and a chair sized to support a child. The chair is supported on the base at a height suitable for feeding a child. The chair is rotatable relative to the base about a substantially vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Jonathan Myers
  • Patent number: 7011363
    Abstract: Detachable bottle and food holding subtrays, clips and support attachments for juvenile chairs such as highchairs, strollers, booster chairs, car seats and activity chairs. The clips can be a snapable C-shape, use a screwable post or a spring biased post for attachment to an existing tray. Removable lids and removable bottle sizing rings can be used. Pre-attached clips can be pre-molded directly to the existing tray. Alternatively, clips can be attached by hook and loop fasteners or peel and stick tape. A drawer type subtray can slide in and out from the existing tray. Alternatively, a pivoting arm can be folded out from the existing tray. The clips, supports, drawers and arms can be used to support and/or hold items such as food out of reach of sitting children, and/or can keep items such as mirrors and toys at selected locations within reach of the sitting child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Responsible Me, Inc.
    Inventor: Mente P. Connery
  • Patent number: 6994031
    Abstract: A folding table for a wheelchair includes a mounting base fixed to one of two arms of a wheelchair, a shaft, a connecting member, and a folding plate assembly. The shaft pivotally and slidably extends through a tubular member of the mounting base. The folding plate assembly includes three plates that can be folded when not in use or unfolded when in use. One of the plates is connected to the shaft by the connecting member. An overall length of the plates in the unfolded state is greater than a distance between the arms of the wheelchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Inventor: Scott Huang
  • Patent number: 6920830
    Abstract: A tray insert is adapted to be coupled to a support. A tray set includes a tray insert and a base tray or support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Asbach, John F. Rhein