Removable Patents (Class 297/153)
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080149580
    Abstract: An infant feeding tray prevents an infant from pushing a dish from the eating surface of the tray. The tray includes a dish that is removably locked in an opening in the tray. A cup well is also provided to retain a conventional “sippy” cup therein. The dish is designed with a lip to aid the infant in maneuvering food with a eating utensil. A clamping arrangement permits the tray to be secured to a highchair or to a tabletop. A cover tray having an imperforate surface is disposed over the feeding tray to provide a play surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Diana M. Hill
  • Patent number: 7367618
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a tray on a chair having two arms. The apparatus includes a first support member coupled to a first arm of the chair, the first support member defining a top surface and being adapted to be slid from a use position in which the top surface is substantially accessible to support the tray, to a stowed position in which the top surface is not substantially accessible to support the tray, and a second support member coupled to a second arm of the chair, the second support member defining a top surface and being adapted to be slid from a use position in which the top surface is substantially accessible to support the tray, to a stowed position in which the top surface is not substantially accessible to support the tray. A tray adapted to sit on and span the distance between the two extended support members may also be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Inventor: Alfred P. Rossini
  • Publication number: 20080067840
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Alan R. McGrew, Adela R. McGrew
  • Patent number: 7328941
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Asbach, Maarten Van Huystee
  • Patent number: 7281759
    Abstract: A portable high chair including a flexible seat portion, a flexible tray portion, and a flexible restraint portion secured to both the seat portion and the tray portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Inventors: Kim Strong, Jamye Baker
  • Publication number: 20070205639
    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: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Applicant: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventor: Brian S. Kelly
  • Patent number: 7261370
    Abstract: A high chair apparatus includes a chair that includes a pair of arm rails. A tray has an inner edge and an outer edge. Couples attached to the tray are adapted for removably coupling the tray to the arm rails. A plate has a same size and shape as the tray. A transparent plate has a rear edge, a front edge, a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge. The rear edge may be aligned with the outer edge of the tray. A lip is attached to and extends along the rear edge, the first lateral edge and the second lateral edge. A lower portion of the lip extending below the plate has an elongated notch therein. Each of a plurality of panels has learning indicia thereon that is selected from the group including shapes, letters and numerals. Each of the panels is selectively extendable in the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventors: Robert C. Whitesell, Jr., Cindy E. Whitesell
  • Publication number: 20070164589
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a tray on a chair having two arms. The apparatus includes a first support member coupled to a first arm of the chair, the first support member defining a top surface and being adapted to be slid from a use position in which the top surface is substantially accessible to support the tray, to a stowed position in which the top surface is not substantially accessible to support the tray, and a second support member coupled to a second arm of the chair, the second support member defining a top surface and being adapted to be slid from a use position in which the top surface is substantially accessible to support the tray, to a stowed position in which the top surface is not substantially accessible to support the tray. A tray adapted to sit on and span the distance between the two extended support members may also be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventor: Alfred P. Rossini
  • Patent number: 7201445
    Abstract: A booster seat for children and infants and more particularly an improved feeding seat with telescoping and retractable arms extending from a base supporting a removable tray to facilitate feeding of a child. The feeding seat is reclinable and also foldable into a compact transportable unit separately from the removable tray for efficient use and compact storage and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Optilife Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David Dubiel, Stanley Thompson
  • Patent number: 7198327
    Abstract: A desk tray for positioning within a cupholder of an arm rest where the tray includes a substantially flat upper surface having a receptacle extending downwardly therefrom. The receptacle is positioned within the cupholder such that the arm rest provides support to the substantially flat upper surface where the flat upper surface supports a book, a laptop computer or a notepad for a person attending a class or a seminar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Caddy Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter W. A. Bergin
  • 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: 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: 7004430
    Abstract: A detachable tray of the type usually pivotally attached to the seat back of a conventional airliner includes a layer of threat-resistant material for precluding penetration of a projectile from a firearm or sharp edged or sharp pointed weapon and serves in the manner of a shield to prevent injury to a person's shielded body parts. Where the economics of manufactur permit, the whole tray may be made of threat-resistant material. One or more handles or straps may be disposed on the bottom side of the tray to facilitate manipulation in positioning the tray to render it most effective to ward off an attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Roy L. Weekly
  • Patent number: 6935683
    Abstract: A chair arm mounted computer accessory support assembly that includes a support plate and a chair arm engaging assembly. The support plate has an upper surface for supporting a computer accessory and a lower surface for supporting the support plate on an upper surface of a chair arm. The chair arm engaging assembly is securely attachable to the lower surface of said support plate and is operably engageable with lateral surfaces of the chair arm to provide lateral support of the computer accessory support assembly relative to the chair arm. The chair arm engaging assembly includes a pair of side panels securely attachable to the lower surface of said support plate; and fastening means operatively associated with the pair of side panels for securing the pair of side panels on opposing sides of the chair arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Ray H. Brown
  • Patent number: 6916065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotating patient chair mounted with an integrated ear diagnosis and treatment unit that controls the position of a microscope 48 and a monitor 50 rotating around the rotating patient chair 30 at a predetermined angle or 180 degrees, the unit including: suctioners 44, 52, a treatment board 46, a blood pressure tester 54 and a manipulating switch box 40 for controlling the diagnosis and treatment tools, and the monitor 50 and the microscope 48 positioned in correspondence with the patient's ears anatomically positioned at 180 degrees to enable the patient to observe all of the treatment processes to the ear parts including the thin, dark auditory canals and eardrums on the monitor 50 installed at an opposite side and to enable the practitioner to explain all of the treatment processes shown on the monitor to the patient and his guardians, thereby improving reliability on the practitioner and the treatment processes and maximizing the treatment effects, and performing diagnosis
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Inventor: Ja-Ryoung Park
  • Patent number: 6877801
    Abstract: A child support structure includes a locking mechanism that can be selectively moved to place the child support structure in either of a deployed position and a collapsed position and a carriage assembly that enables a seat portion to be positioned at different heights. The child support structure includes a frame and a container removably coupled to the frame. The container holds articles on the support structure and can be used during the washing the articles in a dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Asbach, Michael T. Kane
  • Patent number: 6854800
    Abstract: A children's high chair comprises a supporting frame (11,111) for a high chair (12,112) for receiving the child. The frame (11,111) comprises in turn a pair of legs (14,15) openable compasswise and with lower ends (19,119) for resting on the ground and stiffening crosspieces (20,120) arranged on both sides of the frame and movable between a non-operational position allowing closing of the frame and an operational position in which the crosspieces engage the legs to hold them steadily in open position. The crosspieces (20,120) can be moved to another more lowered operational position to rest on the ground to constitute high chair rocking members. Advantageously an automatic battery-powered mechanical rocking device can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: PEG Perego S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianluca Perego
  • Publication number: 20040256895
    Abstract: A versatile high-low chair is a standard looking chair with arm rests but with the added feature of having legs that can be adjusted lengthwise so as to adapt to the needs of children as well as a tray provided with a special profile which makes it releasably engageable with the arm rests. To further secure very young children, a padded insert having securing means in the form of straps and belts can be placed on the chair so that it can properly seat a child securedly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventor: Serge Bayard
  • Publication number: 20040195868
    Abstract: An adjustable serving tray mainly includes an anchor apparatus located on armrests at two sides of a stroller. Each armrest has an inner side with a retaining flute formed thereon. The serving tray has coupling sections on two sides, each with an anchor trough and a latch lug. In normal usage conditions, the anchor trough engages with the anchor apparatus and the latch lug is latched in the retaining flute to anchor the serving tray. By releasing the anchor apparatus, the serving tray may be slid forwards to form a larger entrance space on the stroller to seat a child. Thus the child may be seated on the rear seat without removing the serving tray to improve convenience of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Applicant: Link Treasure Limited
    Inventors: Huang-Yi Cheng, Mao-Shen Chen, Tse-Chien Wu
  • Patent number: 6773060
    Abstract: A chair arm-mounted tray apparatus for mounting on arms of a chair for supporting an item includes an item support deck for supporting an item; and a deck support frame fastened to the support deck, the deck support frame including a chair arm engaging structure for removably securing the apparatus to chair arms, and including laterally spaced apart frame arms removably secured to chair arms by the chair arm engaging structure; the chair arm engaging structure including first and second arm straddles, each of the first and second arm straddles including a substantially U-shaped member including two spaced-apart arm straddle tines defining a set of tines for fitting around one of the chair arms, including a clutch pivot joint at which the given arm straddle connects to the corresponding frame arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventors: Michael L. Sher, Rafael Jakubow, Jim Sher
  • Patent number: 6773064
    Abstract: A booster seat having a base 10 with foldable legs 20 to raise and lower the base. A seat assembly 12 is provided on the base having a seating surface 50 and arms 52. A backrest 14 is pivotally connected to the seat assembly 12 and moves between an operative erect position and a stored collapsed position wherein it lies substantially parallel to and closely adjacent the seating surface 50. A tray 16 is selective mountable on the seat assembly 12 for use by a child seated in the booster and a stored position on the bottom of the base 10. A retractable strap assembly is mounted in the base having one pair of straps 168 and 169 for wrapping around the seat and a second pair of straps 164 and 165 for wrapping around the back of a chair on which the booster is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Michael Treen, Jorge Tomas, Michael T. Fusco, Brian Sundberg
  • Patent number: 6746075
    Abstract: An adjustable serving tray mainly includes an anchor apparatus located on armrests at two sides of a stroller. Each armrest has an inner side with a retaining flute formed thereon. The serving tray has coupling sections on two sides, each with an anchor trough and a latch lug. In normal usage conditions, the anchor trough engages with the anchor apparatus and the latch lug is latched in the retaining flute to anchor the serving tray. By releasing the anchor apparatus, the serving tray may be slid forwards to form a larger entrance space on the stroller to seat a child. Thus the child may be seated on the rear seat without removing the serving tray to improve convenience of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Link Treasure Limited
    Inventors: Huang-Yi Cheng, Mao-Shen Chen, Tse-Chien Wu
  • Patent number: 6692070
    Abstract: A food tray adjustment structure for a high chair to adjust the position of the food tray to suit children of different sizes includes a handle with longitudinal sections at two sides to form a biased sliding rail with a skew angle to couple with sliding docks that have coupling troughs formed with the same type of biased surfaces. The sliding docks may form a released or a latched position with coupling sections formed on the armrests at two sides of the chair. Thereby the distance between the backrest and the food tray may be adjusted to suit children of different sizes sitting on the chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Link Treasure Limited
    Inventors: Jen-En Hou, Chien-Min Tsai
  • Patent number: 6666505
    Abstract: A chair is provided that includes a seat member, a back rest pivotally connected to the seat member, and first and second recline mechanisms. The seat member includes a first back rest support portion and a second back rest support portion. The back rest support portions each have a tooth-receiving member at an upper exterior surface. The recline mechanisms each include a lever mounted to the back rest. The lever of each recline mechanism has a tooth for receipt in a respective tooth-receiving member, and the lever is movable between an engaged state and a disengaged state. When the lever is in the engaged state, the tooth engages the tooth-receiving member to prevent rearward pivotal motion of the back rest relative to the seat member. When the lever is in the disengaged state, the tooth is disengaged from the tooth-receiving member. When the levers of the recline mechanisms are both in the disengaged state, the back rest is allowed to pivot relative to the seat member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff G. Greger, Baku Kakuda
  • Patent number: 6659545
    Abstract: A tray assembly for use with a child's booster seat in an automobile, the booster seat having a back and a pair of sides, each side having a side top, the tray assembly including a foam tray and an anchoring strap. The foam tray is made of a continuous piece of foam rubber which is covered by cloth. The foam tray has a forward portion having a cutout for accommodating the child, the cutout defining a pair of wings. The anchoring strap includes an elastic portion and a pair of anchoring pins. A pair of anchoring holes are located in the wings of the foam tray to accommodate the anchoring pins of the anchoring strap. In use, the foam tray is positioned upon the side tops of the booster seat, the anchoring strap is extended around the booster seat, and the anchoring pins are mated with the anchoring holes to thereby hold the tray securely in place upon the sides of the booster seat, immediately above the child's lap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventor: Susan McMillan
  • Publication number: 20030218366
    Abstract: A high-chair for children with easy actuation, comprising a stand for supporting a chair that can be arranged at a preset height, a tilting device for varying the inclination of the backrest, which can be accessed on the rear part of the backrest, connectors for connecting to each other the backrest and the footrest in order to vary the position of the footrest simultaneously with the variation in the inclination of the backrest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Applicant: CAM IL MONDO DEL BAMBINO S.p.A.
    Inventor: Angelo Rho
  • Patent number: 6631950
    Abstract: A plastic cover is provided for covering and enclosing the tray of a child's high chair, while the tray is disposed over the arms. The cover preferably comprises a water resistant material forming an enclosure, which has an open end and an interior which is accessible through the open end. The tray is disposed within the interior of the enclosure. Use of the plastic tray cover prevents soiling of the tray, simplifying significantly the clean-up process. After use, the cover is removed from the tray and easily washed, or discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Balanced Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Brenda L. Madole
  • Patent number: 6626487
    Abstract: A baby supporting chair which comprises a seat, a backrest, two side supports, a front support and between the front support and the side supports two grooves for the baby's legs to project outwardly from the seat, characterised in that the seat of the chair is at a level equal to or lower than the level of the bottoms of the two grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Inventor: Johan Nicolaas Buitendach
  • Publication number: 20030151285
    Abstract: An adjustable booster-type seat having a base 10 for supporting the seat on a flat surface, a riser 12 mounted for height adjustment on the base, a body support 14 having a seat and back mounted for arcuate motion on the riser 12 for changing the angular position of the body support 14 and being adjustable in height by virtue of the adjustability of the riser on the base. A restraint bar 16 is detachably connected to the body support and in turn adjustably carries a tray 18 enabling the tray to be moved toward and away form the back and to be mounted at different angles with respect to the body support 14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: Charles H. Keegan, Richard A. Daley
  • Patent number: 6604786
    Abstract: A support apparatus is described for use in the field of workstation design. The support apparatus is removably attachable to either the armrest of the chair, the back of the chair, or a desk. In this way, accessories—such as a computer, keyboard and/or a mouse—can be utilized by a person seated in the chair or standing near the chair. Also described is a support apparatus having two sides rotatably attachable to a chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Neutral Posture, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Benden, Jerome J. Congleton, N. Michele Smithey
  • Publication number: 20030127888
    Abstract: An auditorium-chair and portable-writing-table combination in which a portable writing table having a writing surface on its upper side, has downwardly-opening U-shaped channels on its underside that are received on the respective arm rests on each side of the seat, one channel being laterally and angularly displaceable with respect to the board to accommodate variations in the spacing and the angular relationship of a pair of arm rests. The other channel is fixed against lateral and angular displacement to render the mounted table stable against lateral displacement. The laterally displaceable channel is formed with transverse slots in its bite portion that loosely receive the headed studs secured to the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventor: Gordon S. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20030102702
    Abstract: An adjustable booster-type seat having a base 10 for supporting the seat on a flat surface, a riser 12 mounted for height adjustment on the base, a body support 14 having a seat and back mounted for arcuate motion on the riser 12 for changing the angular position of the body support 14 and being adjustable in height by virtue of the adjustability of the riser on the base. A restraint bar 16 is detachably connected to the body support and in turn adjustably carries a tray 18 enabling the tray to be moved toward and away from the back and to be mounted at different angles with respect to the body support 14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: Rick Daley, Charles Keegan
  • Patent number: 6511124
    Abstract: A tray table for a child's car seat having at least two seat belt receiving slots, comprises a table top having an upper surface, a lower surface, and a periphery, and two connecting members extending from the lower surface of the table top for inserting in the seat belt receiving slots to thereby connect the table top to the child's car seat. The connecting members extend from the lower surface at an angle sufficient so that the upper surface of the table top is positioned approximately parallel to a seating surface of the car seat when the connecting members are properly inserted in the seat belt receiving slots. The table top includes an opening serving as a cup holder, or having a container for holding toys, crayons, and other small articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Mark Ellis Combs
  • Patent number: 6497452
    Abstract: A high-chair (1) comprises a seat (3), a frame (2) and a tray (4) associated with the seat (3) or the frame (2), said tray (4) presenting a perimetral edge (6) and a surface (7) bounded by said edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Artsana, S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pietro Catelli
  • Publication number: 20020185895
    Abstract: The chair is adapted to be attached to a table top and has a frame made up of a pair of spaced lateral members. Each member has a pair of pads which contact the lower and upper faces of the table top such that the chair is held to the table by its own weight. A cross-member extends between the lateral members and is composed of two interconnected sections. The sections are pivotal from an open state in which the sections are aligned with one another to a collapsed state in which the sections are adjacent to one another. Cushions which support an infant in the chair are attached to each section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventor: Lawrence David Marshall
  • Patent number: 6484989
    Abstract: Detachable bottle and food holding subtrays and clamps for attaching onto the raised ridge edges on trays used in highchairs, strollers, booster chairs, and activity chairs. The clamps can be a single component having a curved upper flange for fitting about the raised ridge of the existing tray, and an upper bent flange having an end which abuts against a lower surface of the tray. Dual cylindrical bottle subtray holders and flat planar food subtray holders can snap onto the clamp leaving the bottles and food in the subtrays at a lower level than that of the tray out of reach of a sitting child. Another clamp has a general C-shape with either a screwable post or spring biased post locking the clamp to the raised edge of the existing tray. Another clamp has plural clip portions for attaching the subtray holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventor: Mente Connery
  • Patent number: 6481790
    Abstract: A tray lock, comprising comprises a main body 1 including an accommodating section 2 provided with a three fourths (¾) circular circumference edge extending in the end side of the main body 1, a rotary fastening means 3 connected with the main body 1 through a rivet 5 and a fastening hole 4 located between the accommodating section 2 and the main body 1, such that enables the rotary fastening means 3 to rotate with respect to the fastening hole 4 as a pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventor: Kenny Cheng
  • Patent number: 6450570
    Abstract: An attachable and detachable wheelchair tray with an adjustable work surface is disclosed. The adjustable work surface has two parts connected with a hinge. Part one is a horizontal stationary supporting base and part two is a movable top portion which can be tilted in an angular range of from 90 degrees to 180 degrees in relationship to the horizontal base. There is also an extendible auxiliary supporting rack attached to the movable top portion that allows the user to enlarge or reduce the work surface, thus permitting access to more items, references, publications at a time. All adjustments of the work surface are easily controlled with levers, buttons or foot pedals, called “Ergo Aids” which are located on or in close proximity to the wheelchair tray, in a place that is most convenient for the seated user. Fluid piston cylinders using compressed air, carbon dioxide or nitrogen provide the power required to move and adjust the tray with minimal force being applied to each control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: University of Central Florida
    Inventors: Robert L. Hoekstra, Michael Mullens, Jose Gonzalez, Rashendra A. Shah, Prasanth Kumar Thupili, Jon Moen
  • Patent number: 6450161
    Abstract: A portable cooking system comprising: leg units each having a pair of leg posts, first and second reinforcement mechanisms that connects the leg units to stand as well as to be folded together, a first cloth material over the first reinforcement mechanism, a second cloth material over the second reinforcement mechanist; a removable back cloth material between the leg posts on one side of the leg units, side tables rotatably installed to the opposite sides of the combined leg units, a removable lantern stand, and a removable wire net and top board, wherein the leg units, first and second reinforcement mechanisms, and cloth materials can form a bench, and wherein with the back cloth material removed, the leg units, reinforcement mechanisms, cloth materials, side tables, the lantern stand, and wire net and/or top board can form a kitchen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: On Way Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Izumi
  • Patent number: 6419312
    Abstract: A tray apparatus for a high chair wherein the tray apparatus includes a tray that is incrementally slideable to a multiple number of positions. The sliding is controlled by a hand operated knob disposed on an outer edge of the tray, a location of convenience for the caregiver. The inner sliding mechanism includes a hand operated screw having threads that engage a thread receptor in a base on which the tray slides. The tray and base are further engaged via guide portions that frictionally engage each other to minimize a free sliding of the tray and base relative to each other and maximize a controlled sliding, via the hand operated screw, of the base and tray relative to each other. The guide portions guide the sliding of the base and tray relative to each other and further lock the tray and base relative to each other. The tray and base are unlocked relative to each other by resiliently drawing one of the guide portions away from the other of the guide portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Timothy L. Edwards, Danial E. Julian
  • Publication number: 20020079724
    Abstract: A tray lock, comprising comprises a main body 1 including an accommodating section 2 provided with a three fourths (¾) circular circumference edge extending in the end side of the main body 1, a rotary fastening means 3 connected with the main body 1 through a rivet 5 and a fastening hole 4 located between the accommodating section 2 and the main body 1, such that enables the rotary fastening means 3 to rotate with respect to the fastening hole 4 as a pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventor: Kenny Cheng
  • Publication number: 20020060480
    Abstract: A high-chair (1) comprises a seat (3), a frame (2) and a tray (4) associated with the seat (3) or the frame (2), said tray (4) presenting a perimetral. edge (6) and a surface (7) bounded by said edge. There is provided, removably associable with said tray (4), a cover element (8) having a shape complementary to this latter and arranged to cover at least the surface (7) of said tray (4), said cover element (8) being able to support containers of liquids or foods to be administered to a child seated on the seat (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Applicant: ARTSANA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pietro Catelli
  • Patent number: 6354658
    Abstract: A chair arm-mounted tray apparatus for mounting on chair arms of a chair having a chair seat, for supporting an item includes an item support deck for supporting an item; and a deck support frame fastened to the support deck, the deck support frame having a chair arm engaging mechanism for removably securing the apparatus to the arms of a chair; so that the deck support frame positions the deck forwardly of the chair at an adjustable height and at an adjustable orientation relative to horizontal. The deck support frame preferably includes two parallel and laterally spaced apart telescoping frame arms removably secured to the chair arms by the chair arm engaging mechanism, the frame arms each having a frame arm forward end adjacent to the deck and a frame arm rearward end adjacent to the chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Inventors: Michael L. Sher, Jim Sher
  • Patent number: 6293623
    Abstract: A juvenile seat assembly includes a seat and a frame including front and rear legs coupled to the seat. The seat includes a seat bottom and a footrest mounted to the seat bottom. The footrest is formed to include a front-leg support coupled to each one of the front legs to block side-to-side movement of the seat relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Kain, Timothy D. Holtke
  • Patent number: 6247750
    Abstract: A baby chair structure comprises legs, a seat section, arm rests and a tray. The legs are formed by four sets of cross rods, each set of cross rods has one top end jointed together with another top end of a neighboring cross rod to connect with a block which has an upright rod extending therefrom forming a conical shaped frame. The rear end upright rods are connected to the rear ends of the arm rests and then inserted into two sacks at respective sides of a back support. The front end of each arm rest has a protrusion, and the inside of the protrusion is for the front upright rod to extend therethrough. The tray comprises a pair of grooves for receiving the protrusions of the arm rests, a pair of C-rings are formed on the respective ends adapted to buckle the arm rests, and a safety belt is inserted through a hook of the tray and secure the baby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Inventor: Ting-Sheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 6216605
    Abstract: A tray construction (10) for use on a conventional high chair (100) wherein the tray construction (10) includes a tray member (20) having a top surface (21) provided with a contoured central recess (22) having a plurality of J-shaped slots (23) that open into keyways (24) that are dimensioned to receive suitably configured tangs (34) which project outwardly from the base element (33) of a food receptacle (31) having a lip (32) that is attached to a plurality of tethered accessory units (13) which include eating utensil members (40) and drinking receptacle members (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventor: Marian D. Chapman
  • Patent number: 6089654
    Abstract: A modular item of child's furniture can be converted from a high chair to a child's chair by removing four chair leg extensions. A lumbar support is provided for the child occupying the chair that is shaped to match the average physiological needs of an infant from birth to two years of age. An adjustable safety strap that is drawn over the child's shoulders restrains dangerous side-to-side swaying motion. A tray also is provided that can be installed on the chair or removed from the chair through a single adult hand manipulation as well as being assembled into a table by attaching the chair leg extensions to the tray.An arcuate rung also can be attached to the chair legs in order to convert the chair into a rocking chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventor: Sharon A. Burstein
  • Patent number: 6082814
    Abstract: A reconfigurable chair for use with infants, toddlers and small children. A chair base has a pair of channel members extending forward and aft of the chair base and providing a seat reference plane for a removable seat having a back and a platform. The seat is provided with first and second laterally extending guides engagable with the channels in the chair base. Several seat position detents are provided in each channel. Additional detents are provided above the reference plane at the rear of the chair base to enable the seat to be installed at an angle when used with an infant. When used with a toddler or a small child, the seat can be arranged in either an upright or an inverted mode. An auxiliary tray can be mounted either in a conventional fashion from the front of the chair base or from either side for infant feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Ann Celestina-Krevh, Stan Kujawski, Nova Mihalik Buchanan
  • Patent number: 6024412
    Abstract: A tray assembly comprises a tray, a crotch post, and a pivot post interconnecting the tray and the crotch post. The pivot post defines a fixed axis to enable pivotal movement of the crotch post about the fixed axis between an extended position wherein the crotch post extends at an angle away from the tray and a retracted position wherein the crotch post is positioned to lie adjacent to the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Cosco, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Kain, Michael S. Rosko