Removable Patents (Class 297/153)
  • Patent number: 10336394
    Abstract: A tricycle is provided having a front frame assembly, a rear frame assembly pivotally connected to the front frame assembly, and a release assembly connected to both the front frame assembly and the rear frame assembly to secure the rear frame assembly to the front frame assembly in a use position and alternately in a storage position. The release assembly is moveable to allow for transitioning the rear frame assembly to the storage position from the use position. A foot rest is connected to the tricycle and is also moveable between a use position and a storage position. The tricycle also has a restraint hoop and a canopy, and quick release mechanisms to removably secure the restraint hoop and the canopy to the tricycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Fitzwater, Collin Ostergaard
  • Patent number: 10172476
    Abstract: A child booster seat includes a base, a flexible connecting member, two attachment parts, and a mechanism. The base has a seat plate for a child sitting thereon. The flexible connecting member is attached to the base. The attachment parts are attached to two ends of the flexible connecting member. The mechanism is disposed on the base for tensing the flexible connecting member. When the child booster seat is secured on a chair through the two attachment parts, the mechanism is operated to tense the flexible connecting member, so that the child booster seat is secured firmly and it is hard to move the child booster seat relative to the adult chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: William B. Bellows, Jonathan M. Pacella, Andrew J. Winterhalter, Nathanael Saint
  • Patent number: 10093213
    Abstract: A vehicle armrest includes an armrest base having a pivot axle that extends along a pivot axis. The armrest base also includes a release mechanism that includes a pair of latch extensions supported on the armrest base for relative movement along a latch axis that is substantially parallel to the pivot axis. A latch spring biases the latch extensions apart from each other. A release handle is mounted on the armrest base for relative movement in a handle release direction. A pinion is mounted on the armrest base for relative rotational movement. Movement of the release handle in the release direction causes rotation of the pinion relative to the armrest base which, in turn, causes the latch extensions to move along the latch axis toward one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Yue Zuo, XiaoZhong Wu, Cheng Zhan, Chaoyan Zhan, Yaoju Song, Weiping Li
  • Patent number: 9974396
    Abstract: A booster seat for children, comprising a seating surface adapted for engagement with the seating surface of an adult chair, a backrest at least one pair of wings connected to the bottom side of the seating surface and designed to be angularly moved between a first position in which they are oriented parallel to the bottom side and a position in which they are lifted and oriented at an angle relative thereto, as well as a plurality of flexible elements for removable fixation of the booster seat. The seating surface of the booster seat comprises, on its rear side, at least one compartment formed below at least one of the wings, for which the wing forms a closing cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ARTSANA S.P.A.
    Inventors: David Sozzo, Giuseppe Mascarella
  • Patent number: 9743780
    Abstract: An infant enclosure is provided. The infant enclosure includes a base and a sidewall. Each of the base and the sidewall are made of a compressible padded material. The sidewall extends vertically from the base, forming an oval shape. The sidewall includes a first connector attached a first side of an inner surface of the sidewall and a second connector attached to an opposing second side of an inner surface of the sidewall. The infant enclosure further includes a foot insert. The foot insert includes an elongated body made of the compressible padded material. The foot insert is releasably secured within the sidewall. The foot insert applies a small amount of pressure against the infant, simulating the infant being within a womb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Mumbelli Group LLC
    Inventor: Lizzette F. Mohr
  • Patent number: 9603464
    Abstract: A booster seat includes a storage compartment for a tray and/or a storage compartment for securing straps. The tray-storage compartment can be formed in a base of the seat and include an access opening through a sidewall of the base. The tray-storage compartment can include two opposite and inwardly-extending lips that support the tray in the stowed position, and a support foot that moves between a use position in the compartment where it helps support the seat and a stored position displaced from the compartment. Also, the tray-storage compartment can include ribs that engage the tray in the stowed position to retain it there. The strap-storage compartment can be formed in the base and include an access opening with a closure for retaining the straps in the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jacob Sclare, John M. Thomson, Cary Costello, Patrick B. Nolan, Michael A. Dotsey, Noah E. Dingler
  • Patent number: 9480343
    Abstract: A child high chair includes a frame, a seat and a seat attaching mechanism. The seat is detachably assembled with the frame and includes a seat body. The seat attaching mechanism includes a first combining component, a second combining component and a latch. The first combining component is disposed on the frame, and a sunken portion is disposed inside the first combining component. The second combining component is disposed on the seat body to combine with the first combining component. An opening is formed on the second combining component. The latch is disposed inside the second combining component and pivots to the second combining component. The latch includes a protruding portion, which is adapted to protrude from the second combining component via the opening to detachably engage with the sunken portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Robert E. Haut, Andrew J. Taylor, Anthony V. Ruggiero, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 9439517
    Abstract: This invention relates to a belt strap of high chair for dining, wherein each of two armrests provided on both sides of a chair seat has an accommodation space. A first strap and a second strap are respectively provided in the accommodation spaces of the armrests and are covered by upper lids respectively. The first strap and the second strap are pulled out from through-slot holes opening to outside of the accommodation spaces respectively. A first end of the first strap is combined securely with a first end of the second strap, and a second end of the first strap is combined securely with a second end of the second strap so that the first strap and the second strap are connected integrally with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Jin Sun Gee Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Jen Cheng
  • Patent number: 9420899
    Abstract: A high-chair including a support structure for a seat adapted to contain a child, the structure having a pair of front legs and a pair of rear legs, the seat having arm rests to which a tray is removably coupled, the tray being able to be associated, when not in use, with the rear legs of the structure. The tray includes movable coupling elements arranged to cooperate with counter-elements associated with the legs, the coupling elements being movable within respective seats provided in the tray against the action of a corresponding elastic thrust element, this enabling rapid snap-coupling of the elements and counter-elements when brought into a facing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: ARTSANA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Mario Merlo
  • Patent number: 9393064
    Abstract: An aiming device includes a body extending longitudinally from a first end to a second end and including a first body opening extending laterally therethrough along a first axis, the first body opening being sized and shaped to receive a device therein, the first end of the body including a coupling for coupling the body to an implantable device in an aiming configuration in which the first body opening is aligned with a corresponding first implant opening extending through the implantable device so that a device inserted through the first body opening in the body will pass along an axis of the first implant opening and a lock releasably coupled to the body and movable relative thereto between an unlocked and a locked configuration, the lock including an engaging portion extending into the first body opening in the locked configuration to engage an outer surface of a device received therein to lock the device in a desired position within the first body opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Roethlisberger, Daniel Andermatt
  • Patent number: 9162767
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat device comprises an aircraft passenger seat with at least one armrest element which is provided for delimiting a seating area of the aircraft passenger seat, and a seat blocking device which is provided for blocking a seating area of the aircraft passenger seat in a mounted state. The seat blocking device is designed to be connected to the at least one armrest element by a toolless form fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Chee Meng Liew
  • Patent number: 9039079
    Abstract: A children's tray with a placement indicator includes a tray and a groove/spot formed in the tray to indicate where an eating item (including food, utensils, or dishware) is to be placed. The tray can be mounted, removably or fixedly, to a variety of child support structures, including high chairs, booster seats and bouncers and includes a wall around the periphery intended to prevent items from falling off of the tray. The groove/spot formed in the tray may be formed from of a material having a higher coefficient of friction than the material used to form the tray. The groove/spot formed in the tray may be formed from of a material having a different color than the material used to form the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt J. Huntsberger, Juliette Marlene Welch, Maarten Van Huystee
  • Patent number: 8960788
    Abstract: The invention consists of modification to the groove of the side panels and integration of locking system on seat and foot plates of the adjustable chair for children. The upright panel of the adjustable high chair has grooves with a single or plurality of holes along the top and bottom surfaces of the groove to catch a comparable interlocking device, for locking desired object at various positions. The modification to the groove allows more versatility to adjustment of height, and exchanging the usability of the adjustable chair to other types of fixtures. In addition to the modification, similar groove system is to be added to the outer surface of the side panels to accommodate changing positions of the food tray or grab rail in accordance to the changing positions of the seat plates. This groove system can also be applied to other adjustable chairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Khai Gan Chuah
  • Patent number: 8915517
    Abstract: An apparatus that mounts in a horizontal disposition on the frame member(s) of a knee scooter for the transportation of goods between locations. The apparatus is a generally rectangular main body member having recesses in the top surface thereof of various shapes for the lodging of articles in the recesses for the retention thereof during the operation of the knee scooter. Straps are provided for the retention of articles that are not disposed in the recesses, but instead will rest on the top surface of the apparatus, such as books or a newspaper for carrying same from place #1 to place #2. The apparatus is removably mounted to the frame member(s) of the scooter by medium size spring type grip clips or a clamp formed form a bar held by machine screws. Anti-torque attachments mountable facing forward are also shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventors: Mark C. Jacobs, Gino Romeo Tofanelli
  • 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: 8899672
    Abstract: A linkage for a foldable high chair comprises at least a front strut frame, a rear strut frame, a chair back frame, a seat support frame, a pair of arm rests, a first link, a second link and third link assembled by pivoting with each other and a locking mechanism for keeping the foldable high chair in a use position. The seat support frame is driven by the chair back frame and drives the first slidable connector through the first link and the third link, and then the first slidable connector may drive the rear strut frame through the second link, thereby rotating the rear strut frame to the front strut frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lerado (Zhong Shan) Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei-Yeh Li
  • Patent number: 8820548
    Abstract: A tray device that is detachably connectable to a surface, such as a table surface, providing an eating and/or playing surface for a child. The tray is provided with a lip that extends upwardly and outwardly toward the child's body so as to catch items and/or food or drink dropped by the child and direct the slipped item onto the tray surface. The tray may also be provided with a removable insert and various attachment mechanisms to firmly hold the tray onto the table surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bambinos!, LLC
    Inventor: Megan Streit Wilson
  • Patent number: 8794698
    Abstract: A foldable, deployable chair for video game controller presentation has a folding frame supporting a chair seat, a back support, and left and right armrests, a substantially planar hand controller support surface extending from the forward end of one of the left and right armrests to the forward end of the other left and right armrest, the controller support surface pivoted to a frame extension at one end, and resting on a frame extension at the other end, surface is substantially horizontal and may be raised and rotated about the pivot at the frame extension at the one end, allowing a user to be seated and then lowered about the pivot, presenting the controller support surface the seated user in a position within comfortable reach of a user's hands, and a fastening interface on the hand controller support surface adapted to fasten the hand-operable controller devices to the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Bryan K. Halsey
  • Patent number: 8783765
    Abstract: The self-supporting poolside child seat places a partially submerged child seat in a pool, and secures said child seat against a side of an above-ground swimming pool. The self-supporting poolside child seat includes straps that secure the child to the child seat as a safety precaution when in use in the water of said pool. A canopy extends from behind said child seat to provide shade to the child seated therein. Armrests extend from the child seat, and provide a means by which a tray may attach to the child seat for use as a surface to place food or toys thereon. Adjustable supports extend to the rear of the child seat and work in concert with diagonal supports to secure the child seat to the side of the above-ground swimming pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventors: Karen Matus, Ali Matus
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8590854
    Abstract: A reading material support system having a base panel, a book support panel having a lip on at least a portion of a bottom edge of the book support panel, the book support panel is pivotally attached to a top surface of the base panel via a pivot mounting means, the pivot mounting means having a first half pivot mount on the top surface of the base panel and a second half pivot mount on a back surface of the book support panel, the second half pivot mount pivotally engages the first half pivot mount such that the book support panel can pivot about an axis parallel to the base panel, and a securing means for securing the book support panel in a position relative to the base panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Alfred J. Salazar
  • Patent number: 8347791
    Abstract: A computer accessory tray assembly adapted for mounting to a chair. The tray assembly includes individual left and right mouse trays mounted by horizontal arms to respective arms of the chair. A keyboard tray is engageable with the left and right mouse trays to prevent lateral movement of the keyboard tray, but allows the keyboard tray to be lifted up from engagement with both mouse trays and moved out of the entry/exit position of the chair so that the user can have access to the chair. When removed from engagement from both mouse trays, the keyboard tray can be stowed by hanging it from either of the mouse trays. The mouse trays are adjustable vertically, forwards and backwards, and can be titled to provide ergonomic access to a mouse resting on either mouse tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ergo Genesis, LLC
    Inventors: William Gray, Allen Chance
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8240765
    Abstract: A child's chair is disclosed having, in its most basic form, a frame having four legs, a seat having a bottom support and a back support, and a tray. To these basic components, numerous modifications can be made to customize features of the chair for enhancing safety and convenience, and/or adapting to additional possible uses. Each of the disclosed embodiments includes at least one of either an adjustable seat, an adjustable footrest, a center post mounted tray, a multiple position, single-hand adjustable tray, a concealed release button, and any combination of such features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Brook Kennedy, Jonathan Cedar, Colin Kelly, Troy Phipps, Ryan Vernon, Nicholas Oxley, Eric Freitag
  • 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: 8201879
    Abstract: A high chair is equipped with a tray system incorporating a multiple tray structure that is positionally adjustable relative to the high chair structure. The tray system includes a smaller lower tray formed with rearwardly extending, horizontal posts that are received within horizontally aligned sockets in the high chair structure. The distal ends of the tray posts are provided with rollers, and the high chair sockets have rollers, to provide for a smooth insertion of the posts into the sockets. The larger upper tray is detachably mounted on the lower tray for positional adjustment with the lower tray by releasing the tray posts for movement within the high chair sockets. The larger tray is formed with a depression to allow access to the position adjustment actuator. A third tray can be supported on the larger tray to facilitate cleaning of the tray system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Curtis M. Hartenstine, Adam D. Bearup
  • 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: 8079553
    Abstract: A peripheral device support assembly. The peripheral device support assembly includes two detachable armrest and support tray adapted to be attached to each arm of an office chair. The detachable armrest and support tray includes a mount for securing the armrest support unit to a chair arm and a first portion hingedly attached to the mount for allowing the first portion to swivel in relation to the mount. The detachable armrest and support tray also includes a second portion pivotally connected to the second portion such that the first portion folds back over a second portion for storage. A tray spans the distance between the second portion of each detachable armrest and support tray to provide additional workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Steve Martin
  • Publication number: 20110169307
    Abstract: An infant support includes a seat and an upright portion that extends from the seat. A tray has a first member, a second member, and a third member. The first member of the tray is configured to be removably coupled to the upright portion. Additionally, the second member of the tray is configured to be removably coupled between the first member and the third member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Asbach, Maarten Van Huystee
  • 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: 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: 7905549
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: iLinko Ltd.
    Inventors: Jon Lake, Davy Kho, Jason Lewis
  • 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: 20100301639
    Abstract: A combination bed seat and commode suitable for both purposes and having multiple additional features that provide the user with safety, comfort, and convenience, the apparatus comprising in a preferred embodiment a box-like base holding a bedpan under an open seat, a door for the removal of the bedpan without the need for the user to remove himself from the apparatus, an adjustable back rest pivotably connected at a hinge joint to the base housing unit, longitudinal base stabilization means preferably but not essentially in the form of a U-shaped retractable stabilizer longitudinally disposed within the base housing unit, lateral base stabilization means preferably but not essentially in the form of a pair of flange-like stabilizers projecting from the side walls of the base housing unit, and a pair of retractable armrests to facilitate movement onto and off of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Renee McPheeters
  • Patent number: 7832801
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention discloses a highchair with adjustable seat, including a frame and support device, which are connected to the frame and which form a bearing plane for supporting the frame on a floor. The frame includes at least two substantially parallel uprights which in a position of use of the chair protrude at least partly obliquely above the bearing plane. Further, the highchair includes a part adjustable along the uprights, which is provided with an engaging device for engaging the two uprights, wherein the engaging device includes at least one receiving chamber for engaging part of the way round the upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Mutsy B.V.
    Inventor: Franciscus Johannes Cornelis Driessen
  • Patent number: 7690731
    Abstract: A collapsible highchair for an infant has a seat (3), a back-rest (4) and a front leg-support (5) that are provided in one by an elongate, contoured moulding (1). Rear leg-support is by tubular legs (2) which are pivoted to the one-piece moulding (1) under the seat (3) and which are held in rearward extension in the erect condition of the highchair by a pivoted tubular frame (10) which snaps into a socket (11) under the seat (3). Release of the frame (10) from the socket (11) allows the legs (2) to fold onto the underside of the front leg-support (5) for collapse of the chair. A tube (14) attached at each end under the seat (3) extends up either side of the seat (3) to form arm-rests (15), and a backwardly/forwardly slidable tray (18) is attached by releasable mounts (20) to the arm-rests (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Medel Group S.p.A.
    Inventor: Stephen Michael Kuester
  • Publication number: 20100072792
    Abstract: A detachable tray accessory for a stroller secured by a left and right side member or lock housing member each containing a detachable attaching means that attaches to and releases from a corresponding lock receiver on the stroller assembly or stroller seat. The device of the present invention includes a support bar for supporting the shape and weight of a flat surface tray removably attachable to the support bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Lauren A. Moore
  • Patent number: 7651168
    Abstract: A child support device including adjustable features is disclosed. The support device may be a high chair including an adjustable foot support and/or tray portion. The child support device may include a base, a frame attached to the base, and a seat attached to the frame. The seat may include a primary restraint such as a crotch post. The footrest may be telescopically connected to the primary restraint such that its position relative to the seat may be altered. The tray, moreover, may include a secondary restraint that cooperates with the primary restraint to provide an additional safety feature. The tray and the secondary restraint may be repositioned with respect to the primary restraint to accommodate children of various sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian S. Kelly
  • Patent number: 7644988
    Abstract: A highchair assembly includes a seat supported by a plurality of legs with an upstanding back wall and opposite first and second side walls. An access device is mounted to one of the side walls. The access device has an upper end located generally at the one side wall and the lower end for placement on a support surface. A child can enter and exit the highchair through use of the access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventor: Raphael John Kolenko
  • Patent number: 7600810
    Abstract: A collapsible high chair is provided. The collapsible high chair comprises a front frame including a pair of middle front tubes and a substantially U-shaped lower front tube, the pair of middle front tubes and the lower front tube being detachably engaged with each other by fastening devices; and a rear frame including a substantially U-shaped upper rear tube and a substantially U-shaped lower rear tube, the upper rear tube and the lower rear tube being detachably engaged with each other by fastening devices. The front frame and the rear frame are pivotally connected to each other so that the front frame and the rear frame pivot and approach with respect to each other, thereby allowing the high chair to be in a collapsed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Zhi Ren Zhong
  • Publication number: 20090224577
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable chair equipped with a table, which comprises two armrests, a table combined with the armrests and two connecting joints, wherein the rectangular table includes a receiving capacity on the top face of the table adapted for putting accessories and a sliding groove underneath; the connecting joints are respectively divided into upper and lower clip units, wherein the upper clip unit has a T-shaped locking member defined on the top and two near sides, and a semi-circular fillister on the bottom of the upper clip unit; the lower clip unit has another semi-circular fillister corresponding to the semi-circular fillister of the upper clip unit; a pair of armrests respectively have four elongated slots positioned around.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Te-Lung Chen
  • Publication number: 20090206638
    Abstract: A high chair is equipped with a tray system incorporating a multiple tray structure that is positionally adjustable relative to the high chair structure. The tray system includes a smaller lower tray formed with rearwardly extending, horizontal posts that are received within horizontally aligned sockets in the high chair structure. The distal ends of the tray posts are provided with rollers, and the high chair sockets have rollers, to provide for a smooth insertion of the posts into the sockets. The larger upper tray is detachably mounted on the lower tray for positional adjustment with the lower tray by releasing the tray posts for movement within the high chair sockets. The larger tray is formed with a depression to allow access to the position adjustment actuator. A third tray can be supported on the larger tray to facilitate cleaning of the tray system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Curtis M. Hartenstine, Adam D. Bearup
  • Patent number: 7517012
    Abstract: A reversible food and game tray device for use with a child safety seat includes a two-sided tray that is easily reversible between two sides. One side includes a generally flat surface on which books, toys, games, and the like may be rested for use by a child. An opposed side defines multiple recesses for holding plates, cups, napkins, food, and drink items. The tray includes coupling elements for holding the tray in place as well as for enabling the tray to be quickly and easily reversed between the game and food surfaces. The coupling elements include at least one pin cooperatively positioned for releasably engaging a track. Preferably, two pairs of pins are provided along with a control lever for selectively retracting a selected pair of pins. Operation of the lever enables the tray to be pivoted, slid, and thus reversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Inventor: Lesley C. Day
  • Patent number: 7500689
    Abstract: The wheelchair attachments are configured for removable attachment to a wheelchair to facilitate use of the wheelchair by occupants and/or attendants. One attachment is a retractable tray spanning the armrests at the front of the chair when deployed and retracting between the chair structure and a wheel for storage. Another attachment is a series of interchangeably installable handgrips or handles removably installable to the front or back of the chair for use by an attendant. At least some of the various handgrips or handle assemblies provide horizontal and/or vertical adjustment. Yet another attachment is an underseat storage compartment, primarily accessible by an attendant from the back of the chair. All of the various attachments may be installed upon and/or used with a wheelchair independently of one another or in combination with one another, or may be adapted for use with other devices as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Inventors: Peter Pasternak, Lisa Pasternak
  • Publication number: 20090026823
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention discloses a highchair with adjustable seat, including a frame and support device, which are connected to the frame and which form a bearing plane for supporting the frame on a floor. The frame includes at least two substantially parallel uprights which in a position of use of the chair protrude at least partly obliquely above the bearing plane. Further, the highchair includes a part adjustable along the uprights, which is provided with an engaging device for engaging the two uprights, wherein the engaging device includes at least one receiving chamber for engaging part of the way round the upright.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: MUTSY B.V.
    Inventor: Franciscus Johannes Cornelis Driessen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090001776
    Abstract: A high chair is convertible into multiple operative configurations to provide flexibility in utilization. The high chair includes a youth chair having a seat member affixed to a Z-shaped frame. A booster seat including a reclining seat back is mountable on the seat member such that the seat member is nested within the booster seat. A latch mechanism carried by the booster seat secures the booster seat to the seat member. A separate base member can also be nested into the bottom of the booster seat so that the booster seat can be utilized on a standard chair. The tray is mountable into the booster seat so that the tray can be utilized therewith irrespective of whether the booster seat is used in a high chair configuration or a booster seat configuration. The Z-frame incorporates telescopic support legs to define height adjustment for the high chair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Adam D. Bearup, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Joseph F. Fiore, JR., Sharon A. Gillett
  • 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
  • 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