With Debris Catcher Patents (Class 297/182)
  • Patent number: 10441085
    Abstract: A bed having a headboard wherein the headboard includes an integrated sink so as to facilitate the execution of hygienic tasks for an individual disposed in the bed such as but not limited to washing of the individual's hair. The headboard includes a body that is planar in manner wherein the body includes a first end, a second end, a lower edge and an upper edge all combining to define the shape thereof. The body of the headboard is hingedly secured to the bed proximate the lower edge of the headboard. The headboard is movable between a first position and a second position. In the second position the headboard is horizontal in orientation. The sink is manufactured from a material and is formed in a shape that facilitates the moving of the sink between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Blondell Singleton, Major Singleton, Marion Singleton, Datra Singleton
  • Patent number: 10384579
    Abstract: A seat gap guarding apparatus is disclosed. In embodiments, the seat gap guarding apparatus includes a support member configured to be coupled to a repositionable seat and one or more deformable guard members fixed to the support member. The one or more deformable guard members are configured to press against a surface adjacent to the repositionable seat to keep objects and/or debris from falling into the gap between the repositionable seat and the surface adjacent to the repositionable seat. When the repositionable seat is transitioned from a first position to a second position, the support member is configured to maintain the one or more deformable guard members pressed against the surface adjacent to the repositionable seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson R. Wanner, Ethan C. Huffman
  • Patent number: 10336227
    Abstract: A seat protector for a typical vehicle seat that has a base and a back and the shape of a trough where the seat base meets the seat back, any liquid on the seat therefore tending to pool in the trough. The seat protector has a fixing attachment for fixing the seat protector in a predetermined orientation with respect to the seat; and a liquid absorption insert aligned across the seat protector to extend at least partly along the trough when the seat protector is correctly orientated on the seat, to absorb the liquid as it pools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Ori Weiss, Einat Weiss
  • Patent number: 10000143
    Abstract: A debris catching system for positioning against a typical child seat used in vehicles uses a pair of panel members, each disposed against one of the sides of the child seat and cinched to the base of the child seat via a pair of strap systems with a third strap system stabilizing the panels against a medial section of a back member of the child seat. Each panel has one or more pockets to catch and hold debris therein with the panels and their pockets being made from a moisture impervious material. An optional panel can be attached to each of the above panels and slide with respect to such panels so as to be raisable to help block sun and other unwanted light from shining onto the occupant of the child seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher Linnel
  • Patent number: 9868375
    Abstract: A receptacle for use with a vehicle is provided. The receptacle is designed to utilize the area between a vehicle's console and seat to secure a container suitable for receiving objects therein in a substantially fixed position within the vehicle. The receptacle has a container having an open end for receiving objects therein and an insert member removably secured to the container that holds the container in place within the vehicle. By utilizing the common features of a console and a seat, the receptacle accommodates most vehicles types and models and can be installed such that receptacle is accessible to a driver of a vehicle without obstructing driver movement during travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: James Kachel
  • Patent number: 9706856
    Abstract: The food-retaining net for use with a food tray and high chair is a barrier that prevents objects from falling or being knocked off the tray of a high chair. The food-retaining net for use with a food tray and high chair is a framework structure that partially surrounds the tray of a high chair. The framework structure is covered with a mesh fabric that forms the barrier to prevent objects from falling off the falling or being knocked off the tray of a high chair. The framework structure is directly attached to the tray of the high chair using a fastener. The food-retaining net for use with a food tray and high chair further comprises a mesh textile and a framework structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventors: Greg Nevitt, Cari Bradley
  • Patent number: 9272669
    Abstract: A vehicular seat-to-hump gap filler device is inserted between a vehicular seat and hump for filling the gap between the seat and hump. The vehicular seat-to-hump gap filler device includes lower and upper pocket constructions. The lower pocket construction includes a hemi-ellipsoidal outer surface, a hemi-ellipsoidal inner surface, and an upper rim. The outer surface is sized and shaped for insertion between a vehicular seat and hump. The inner surface receives a portion of the upper pocket construction. The upper pocket construction includes an upper flange section and at least one semi-ellipsoidal cavity construction extending from the upper flange section. Each cavity construction is received in adjacency to the inner surface of the lower pocket construction and defines an upper matter-receiving pocket. The upper flange section is seatable upon the upper rim, and each matter-receiving pocket receives and collects matter for enabling a user to retrieve received matter as collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher G. Demos
  • Patent number: 9185986
    Abstract: The couch catcher; a receptacle accessory that acts as a catcher for coins, keys, remote controls, phones, jewelry and other debris which commonly can fall between the cushions of a couch or chair and into the crevice beyond reach. Design intent is to alleviate the need for the consumer the pesky task of dismantling the couch or chair to retrieve items that have slipped between the cushions or fallen down into the crevice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Michael Marvin, Heather Christine Marvin
  • Patent number: 9084495
    Abstract: A debris catching apparatus which has an inner rim, a receiver, an outer rim, an outer lip, a top fastening mechanism, and a bottom fastening mechanism. The apparatus is attachable to a chair to catch food debris dropped or thrown by a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventors: Danny Ing, Lisa Krohn
  • Patent number: 9022465
    Abstract: A device is provided for use below a child's seat to collect solid and liquid items dropped by a child in the seat when in use, where the device forms a pad or platform with a top layer of substantially fluid-resistant material, a border rim configured as a raised surface around a portion of the periphery of the pad to provide a barrier against the runoff of any collected fluids or the roll off of any collected items, and where the device also includes a connector for securing a cantilevered portion of the platform to a structure in front of the child's seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Brittany Ursula Arnold
  • Publication number: 20150084385
    Abstract: A device is provided for use below a child's seat to collect solid and liquid items dropped by a child in the seat when in use, where the device forms a pad or platform with a top layer of substantially fluid-resistant material, a border rim configured as a raised surface around a portion of the periphery of the pad to provide a barrier against the runoff of any collected fluids or the roll off of any collected items, and where the device also includes a connector for securing a cantilevered portion of the platform to a structure in front of the child's seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: BRITTANY URSULA ARNOLD
  • Publication number: 20150076872
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liner for catching items that fall between seat cushions of a furniture or between a front seat of a vehicle and a center console thereof. The device includes rectangular liner having an open upper end, a closed lower end, a first end, and a second end, defining an interior volume. In one embodiment, the liner is adapted to fold into thirds so as to form a middle panel and two side panels adjacent thereto. The device is adapted to removably attach between the seat cushions or between the front seat of a vehicle and a center console by means of a hook and loop fastener disposed at the upper end of the liner. In this way, the present invention can be used to collect loose items that fall out of a user's pocket when sitting on the furniture or the front seat of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: James Colby Carithers, Andrew Thomas Brannon Cooper
  • Publication number: 20150028638
    Abstract: The invention is a seal assembly, including a polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film bonded to a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) substrate and attached to a plastic retainer element for being mounted to an aircraft passenger fixture by mounting holes formed in the retainer element through which fasteners extend into the seat. The seal is sufficiently flexible to bend into an inner sidewall of an aircraft cabin and to seal a space between the aircraft cabin fixture and the inner sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Eric D. Nestel, Thomas Livengood, Billy Simpson
  • Publication number: 20150028637
    Abstract: A vehicular seat-to-hump gap filler device is inserted between a vehicular seat and hump for filling the gap between the seat and hump. The vehicular seat-to-hump gap filler device includes lower and upper pocket constructions. The lower pocket construction includes a hemi-ellipsoidal outer surface, a hemi-ellipsoidal inner surface, and an upper rim. The outer surface is sized and shaped for insertion between a vehicular seat and hump. The inner surface receives a portion of the upper pocket construction. The upper pocket construction includes an upper flange section and at least one semi-ellipsoidal cavity construction extending from the upper flange section. Each cavity construction is received in adjacency to the inner surface of the lower pocket construction and defines an upper matter-receiving pocket. The upper flange section is seatable upon the upper rim, and each matter-receiving pocket receives and collects matter for enabling a user to retrieve received matter as collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher G. Demos
  • Patent number: 8939521
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a spacer device for use with a merchandise display. The merchandise display may include a first upright and a second upright opposite the first upright, a pegboard mounted between the two uprights, and at least one shelf mounted to the two uprights, wherein the configuration includes a gap between a back of the shelf and the pegboard. The spacer device may include two opposing ends. Each of the opposing ends may include a support arm that extends downward towards the gap, a mounting arm that extends downward towards the gap, and a tab that projects outward and away from the mounting arm. The spacer device may also include a gap filler portion extending between the two opposing ends wherein when the device is secured in the gap, the gap filler portion fills the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel Barenbrugge
  • Publication number: 20140319887
    Abstract: A debris catching apparatus which has an inner rim, a receiver, an outer rim, an outer lip, a top fastening mechanism, and a bottom fastening mechanism. The apparatus is attachable to a chair to catch food debris dropped or thrown by a child.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Danny Ing, Lisa Krohn
  • Patent number: 8840177
    Abstract: An infant high chair catch apparatus comprises a body adapted to be secured to an infant high chair and to provide a relatively planar surface surrounding the chair that prevents objects dropped from the high chair from falling onto the floor or other surface on which the high chair is located. A flexible support frame provides a bias force to maintain the body portion in an extended configuration, and the body is coupled to the chair via support struts. In some embodiments a support strut is attached to each of the legs of a high chair. The apparatus can further comprise a collar that can be cinched up against the chair. The apparatus can be fashioned of waterproof or water resistant material to prevent liquids from contacting the surface below the chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventors: Kim Ballard, Nolan Ballard
  • Publication number: 20140265463
    Abstract: A movable track cover includes a cover segment mounted for movement transverse to the direction of tracks that carry a movable seat between first and second positions. The cover segment extends over the track to prevent debris from entering track when the seat is in the first location and the second location and also allows the seat pedestal supporting the movable seat to move along said track. A positioning element is connected to the seat pedestal to move the cover segment from said first position to said second position in coordination with movement of said seat along said track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: American Seating Company
    Inventor: Randy P. PHINNEY
  • Patent number: 8727435
    Abstract: A tray apparatus includes a bib portion and a tray portion. The bib portion is sized and dimensioned to be positioned about an individual. The tray portion substantially surrounding the bib portion so as to provide a surface for providing a sanitary barrier. The tray apparatus further includes a loop member connected to the tray portion for keeping the tray portion taut or for collapsing the tray apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Zahia Centracco, Danielle Batchelor
  • Patent number: 8672401
    Abstract: An automotive bolster pillow for providing a barrier that prevents personal items from falling into a gap between a vehicle seat and a center console. The device comprises an elongated pillow adapted to be pressed into the seat/console gap and optionally have an attached insertion tab or seat belt securement loop. Tab insertion or loop attachment limits the bolster freedom of movement such that the apparatus stays securely in place while the vehicle is in motion. The compressible nature of the interior pillow stuffing material provides users with a comfortable cushion for the driver or passenger while its outward appearance is that of a decorative bolster pillow that matches the interior decor. The device provides a boundary to prevent personal articles and loose change from falling into the seat/console gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Catherine Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20130334845
    Abstract: A multi-functional car seat gap filling device, comprising: an elastic rod-shaped body, at least one of the head and middle parts thereof being fitted with a storage pocket, and the tail part thereof being fitted with a through hole or an elastic band to engage a seatbelt buckle; an elastic band, one end thereof being attached to the bottom of the head of the rod-shaped body; and a small elastic ball or round stopper, which is fitted on the other end of the elastic band. The rod-shaped body is inserted into the top of a gap between the driver seat and storage compartment in a vehicle interior, the buckle of the driver seat safety belt passes through the through hole, and the small elastic ball or round stopper is locked into the bottom of the gap. The device functions to fill in gaps and hold small articles such as mobile phones, media players, and pens, rendering the vehicle interior neat and tidy and more conducive to safe driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Wai Wing FUNG
  • Patent number: 8556338
    Abstract: A protective decorative cover for the rear surface of an automobile seat designed to protect the seat surface from scuff marks and dirt that may occur when the child puts his feet on the back of the seat comprises a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheet that is fastened to the rear of the seat using a nylon strap in a loop configuration across an upper portion. The strap comprises a quick-release buckle mechanism and a strap length adjustment mechanism. The flexible PVC sheet can be positioned anywhere on the seat to fit any size car. A bottom portion of the sheet is provided with two (2) nylon straps and a hook system to secure the device to the bottom of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: Kari Gore, Casey Gore
  • Patent number: 8465101
    Abstract: A guard device for preventing accumulation of items under a piece of furniture featuring a center panel, a first extension plate, a second extension plate, a third extension plate, a fourth extension plate, and a back panel. The panel and extension plates removably attach to each other via attachment means and together form a barrier around a piece of furniture with the extension plates functioning as side panels. The attachment means allow the height, width, and length of the device to be adjusted to fit around the piece of furniture. The device also features securing tabs pivotally attached to the top edge of both the center panel and back panel. The securing tabs help keep the device secured around the furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Dawn R. Alvarez
  • Patent number: 8458873
    Abstract: There is provided a seat cover for accommodating a child safety chair upon a seat. The seat cover comprises a lower protective member which is disposable upon a seating portion of the seat. This lower member can accommodate the child safety chair when positioned in a rearward-facing direction to prevent it from permanently compressing the seating portion. The seat cover further comprises an upper protective member that is disposable against a seat-back portion of the seat. This upper member is selectively attachable with and detachable from the lower member. By doing so, the upper member can further prevent the chair from permanently compressing the seat-back portion when it is repositioned in a forward-facing direction and placed in contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Prince Lionheart, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. McConnell, Michael E. Henley
  • Patent number: 8454085
    Abstract: A seat or seat cover having an integral or detachable upwardly extending wall subassembly particularly advantageous for use on a vehicle seat to prevent items from falling into the gap defined by the seat and console of a vehicle and the gap defined by the seat and door of the vehicle. The seat preferably has a flap installed thereon to which the wall assembly may be attached and detached. In another embodiment, the flap may conceal an area on the seat adapted to secure to the wall assembly. A seat cover may have an integral wall subassembly on one or both sides secured to its seams. In another embodiment, a conversion kit for seats which do not have flaps is provided wherein a securement means may be attached to one or both sides of a vehicle seat and said wall assembly attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Wei K. Hsu
  • Patent number: 8360519
    Abstract: A seat, seat cover and wall subassembly for installation into the upholstery of a vehicle seat or an after-market seat cover is disclosed. The invention is particularly advantages for use on a vehicle seat and provides a means of containment of items on the seat of a vehicle during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Wei K. Hsu
  • Publication number: 20120286546
    Abstract: An infant high chair catch apparatus comprises a body adapted to be secured to an infant high chair and to provide a relatively planar surface surrounding the chair that prevents objects dropped from the high chair from falling onto the floor or other surface on which the high chair is located. A flexible support frame provides a bias force to maintain the body portion in an extended configuration, and the body is coupled to the chair via support struts. In some embodiments a support strut is attached to each of the legs of a high chair. The apparatus can further comprise a collar that can be cinched up against the chair. The apparatus can be fashioned of waterproof or water resistant material to prevent liquids from contacting the surface below the chair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Kim Ballard, Nolan Ballard
  • Patent number: 8267291
    Abstract: An apparatus for obstructing gaps present between front seats and dividing consoles of automobiles comprising an elongated member, having a pliable, malleable character, that can accommodate a wide range of automobile makes and models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey Simon, Mark Newburger
  • Publication number: 20120228905
    Abstract: A motor vehicle accessory that is very useful in solving the problem of people dropping items in the gap between the bucket seat and console of trucks or cars. The product will be sold in pairs and will be placed in the gap between the bucket seats of the driver and passenger. The invention is vinyl, plastic or cardboard, rectangle shaped folder type product that is 16? long×7? deep. The product holds two vinyl 16? long ½? tubes on the top that closes the gap between bucket seats and the console of cars and trucks. The product can open to form a pocket which can also hold items no wider than one inch, safely, for easy retrieval by the driver or front seat passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Raul Miguel Arizpe
  • Patent number: 8162189
    Abstract: Multiple embodiments of an automobile accessory comprising an envelope that fits between the center console of an automobile and either the front driver's seat, or the front passenger's seat, for catching items that would otherwise end up between an automobile seat and the center console or under the seat. In addition, the accessory may act as a convenient storage location for items intentionally placed inside it. Also included are methods of using embodiments of the automobile accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Robins
  • Patent number: 8122527
    Abstract: A waste collection device suspended below a shower chair for collecting human defecation and other bodily waste before such waste contacts a shower room floor. Due to its function, the mat further provides greater confidence and less anxiety in physically challenged and infirm individuals. The present invention is suspended by a plurality of adjustable support straps which may attach to support structures of any conventional shower chair. Support straps may include upper straps and lower straps that may be used either separately or in combination. A disposable flat collecting material may be held in place atop the upper surface of the mat by holding straps attached along opposing edges of the mat. The present invention serves to eliminate the spread of infection by preventing the shower room floor from becoming contaminated with feces and/or other bodily waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Alice Ruttler
  • Publication number: 20120038189
    Abstract: There is provided a seat cover for accommodating a child safety chair upon a seat. The seat cover comprises a lower protective member which is disposable upon a seating portion of the seat. This lower member can accommodate the child safety chair when positioned in a rearward-facing direction to prevent it from permanently compressing the seating portion. The seat cover further comprises an upper protective member that is disposable against a seat-back portion of the seat. This upper member is selectively attachable with and detachable from the lower member. By doing so, the upper member can further prevent the chair from permanently compressing the seat-back portion when it is repositioned in a forward-facing direction and placed in contact therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: PRINCE LIONHEART, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas E. McConnell, Michael E. Henley
  • Publication number: 20120007390
    Abstract: The Highchair Lap Bib is an accessory to the highchair. The top layer is vinyl, the bottom layer is felt. The bottom layer attaches to the tray and/or arms of the highchair using Velcro hook adhesive pieces. It then wraps around the child's waist and closes behind the lower back with a Velcro hook closure. When attached to the highchair properly, the Highchair Lap Bib will prevent foods, liquids and crumbs from dropping onto the lap of the child, getting into the creases and under the highchair padding and on the lap straps of the highchair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Kimberly Ann Hart
  • Patent number: 8070219
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a chair leg rest assembly or kit. The assembly or kit may include, among other things, a leg rest and a frame for extension and retraction of the leg rest. In addition, the invention may include a roller assembly connected to the leg rest for covering the frame. The invention is also related to a combination of the chair leg rest assembly or kit with a chair. In such a combination, the invention also includes a back which hingedly rotates independently from a seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Joseph L. Walters, Dana E. Lockwood, Robert Ripplinger, James A. Riegsecker
  • Patent number: 8056970
    Abstract: An item catcher for an automobile console gap, which is utilized to removably cover a gap between an inside surface of a vehicle seat and a vehicle console adjacent to the vehicle seat and collect small items which may otherwise fall into the gap. The item catcher includes an elongated, flexible, thin parallelepiped body which has an obround aperture centered near one end of the body to accommodate passage of a seat belt therethrough. The body folds along a central longitudinal axis from a flat first position into a folded second position in which the body is maintained while pressing the to body downwardly between the inside surface and the console and then is released into it a third position in which a body first side is pressed against the inside surface and a body second side is pressed against the console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Jennie L. Phillips
  • Patent number: 8042241
    Abstract: There is provided a seat cover for accommodating a child safety chair upon a seat. The seat cover comprises a lower protective member which is disposable upon a seating portion of the seat. This lower member can accommodate the child safety chair when positioned in a rearward-facing direction to prevent it from permanently compressing the seating portion. The seat cover further comprises an upper protective member that is disposable against a seat-back portion of the seat. This upper member is selectively attachable with and detachable from the lower member. By doing so, the upper member can further prevent the chair from permanently compressing the seat-back portion when it is repositioned in a forward-facing direction and placed in contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Prince Lionheart, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. McConnell, Michael E. Henley
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110089723
    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: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Damon Oliver Casati Troutman, Raphael Torion Avila
  • Patent number: 7918511
    Abstract: A vehicle seat may include a longitudinal sliding mechanism having a longitudinal slide base that is arranged and constructed to move back and forth relative to a vehicle floor, and a covering device having a covering member and a wind-up roller that is capable of winding and unwinding the covering member. The covering member is arranged and constructed to cover a substantial portion of the longitudinal sliding mechanism when the longitudinal slide base is moved forwardly. The wind-up roller of the covering device is arranged so as to be positioned forward of a rear end periphery of the longitudinal slide base when the longitudinal slide base is in a farthest rearward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Shatai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Hibi, Ryousuke Ariyoshi
  • Patent number: 7891731
    Abstract: A debris collection system includes a collection device configured to be coupled to legs of a chair. The collection device has an open top end and a bottom end and a plurality segments coupled to one another. Each segment includes a fastening mechanism, wherein the fastening mechanisms of adjacent segments are coupled to one another such that one of the legs of the chair extends between the fastening mechanisms of the adjacent segments. Optionally, the collection device may have a frusto-conical shape. The bottom end may be open and debris collected by the collection device may be channeled by the collection device through the open bottom end. Optionally, a container may be positioned below the open bottom end to collect debris directed through the open bottom end. The collection device may have a funnel shape with walls that taper inward from the top end to the bottom end. Each of the segments may be substantially identically formed to define the collection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas Ryan O'Toole
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100231010
    Abstract: The filler device for placement between seats/consoles is a one-piece, rugged polymer body (10) having an elongate blade and a seat belt boss extending either rearward or laterally from the blade. The blade has an upper portion (12) of substantially uniform width throughout its length, and a wedge-shaped lower portion (13) adapted for insertion between the automobile seat cushion and a console (C). The seat belt boss has a greater width than the blade and defines an opening (20) through which the buckle receiver (B) of a seat belt may be inserted to retain the filler wedged in place. In alternative embodiments, the filler (10) may have a cell phone holder or a cup holder extending laterally from the front end of the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Jack M. Manley
  • Publication number: 20100187869
    Abstract: There is provided a seat cover for accommodating a child safety chair upon a seat. The seat cover comprises a lower protective member which is disposable upon a seating portion of the seat. This lower member can accommodate the child safety chair when positioned in a rearward-facing direction to prevent it from permanently compressing the seating portion. The seat cover further comprises an upper protective member that is disposable against a seat-back portion of the seat. This upper member is selectively attachable with and detachable from the lower member. By doing so, the upper member can further prevent the chair from permanently compressing the seat-back portion when it is repositioned in a forward-facing direction and placed in contact therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: Prince Lionheart, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. McConnell, Michael E. Henley
  • Patent number: 7762626
    Abstract: A spa chair having an apparatus for extending and retracting a tray from the spa chair is disclosed along with a method for utilizing the spa chair in one or more manicure and/or pedicure procedures. A pivoting mechanism coupled to the tray includes first attaching members for attaching the pivoting mechanism to the spa chair and a second attaching member for attaching the pivoting member to a tray. The pivoting mechanism also includes a shaft retained by the first attaching members and a spring for biasing a shaft and second attaching member in a particular direction. The pivoting mechanism is operable to lockingly secure the tray in at least one of an extended or retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Beauty Mall Ltd.
    Inventors: Thanh Van Le, Hung Van Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7758090
    Abstract: An elastomeric blocker adapted to be inserted between the adjacent surfaces of a front seat of an automobile and a central console of an automobile to block the gap between the seat and the console and prevent articles from accumulating in the gap. The block has a central slit extending between its top and the bottom aligned longitudinally for the reception of the side seatbelt. A smooth sheet surface coating of fabric or plastic is attached to the section of the elastomer which contacts the central console, so that the blocker slides with the seat as it moves forwardly and rearwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Russell Gregory
  • Patent number: 7736711
    Abstract: The device prevents the loss of articles otherwise susceptible to falling behind furniture, appliances, fixtures or equipment or other large objects placed next to a wall which are not easy to move or reach under such as, but not exclusively, couches, wardrobes, desks, washers, dryers, refrigerators, filing cabinets and dressers. The compressible and flexible device is fitted from above into the crevice between the furniture and the wall. It is held in place by friction created by the pressure caused by the deformation of the device between the furniture and wall. The device, when flexed or compressed, creates a u-shaped channel which catches valuables such as jewelry, makeup, currency, papers, office supplies or other items which are left on top of furniture and which without such invention, may otherwise fall behind the furniture where it would be difficult or impossible to retrieve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Howard A. Dobelle
  • Patent number: 7717504
    Abstract: A child seat apparatus includes a seat portion sized and dimensioned to receive a child and a tray portion substantially surrounding the seat portion so as to provide a surface for preventing an object from falling to the ground. The child seat apparatus further includes a loop member connected to the tray portion for keeping the tray portion taut or for collapsing the child seat apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventors: Zahia Centracco, Danielle Batchelon
  • Patent number: 7681292
    Abstract: There is provided a seat cover for accommodating a child safety chair upon a seat. The seat cover comprises a lower protective member which is disposable upon a seating portion of the seat. This lower member can accommodate the child safety chair when positioned in a rearward-facing direction to prevent it from permanently compressing the seating portion. The seat cover further comprises an upper protective member that is disposable against a seat-back portion of the seat. This upper member is selectively attachable with and detachable from the lower member. By doing so, the upper member can further prevent the chair from permanently compressing the seat-back portion when it is repositioned in a forward-facing direction and placed in contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Prince Lionheart, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. McConnell, Michael E. Henley
  • Patent number: 7669923
    Abstract: A seat, especially an aircraft passenger seat, has seat components such as a seat part, a seat back (3), and a shell body (5). The shell body forms at least a partially rear enclosure (9) of the seat part and the seat back (3). With an adjusting mechanism, the seat part and the seat back (3) can be adjusted in position relative to one another and relative to the rear enclosure (9). The distance between the rear enclosure and the seat back (3) is variable. A cover assembly (31, 45) bridges a distance formed by the variable distance between the seat back (3) and enclosure (9) between formed gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Schweizer, Mauro Rossi
  • Publication number: 20100013277
    Abstract: A debris collection system includes a collection device configured to be coupled to legs of a chair. The collection device has an open top end and a bottom end and a plurality segments coupled to one another. Each segment includes a fastening mechanism, wherein the fastening mechanisms of adjacent segments are coupled to one another such that one of the legs of the chair extends between the fastening mechanisms of the adjacent segments. Optionally, the collection device may have a frusto-conical shape. The bottom end may be open and debris collected by the collection device may be channeled by the collection device through the open bottom end. Optionally, a container may be positioned below the open bottom end to collect debris directed through the open bottom end. The collection device may have a funnel shape with walls that taper inward from the top end to the bottom end. Each of the segments may be substantially identically formed to define the collection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas R. O'Toole