Force-absorbing Means Incorporated Into Child Seat Patents (Class 297/216.11)
  • Patent number: 10668892
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom, a seat back, a first seat belt retractor, a second seat belt retractor, a first seat belt shoulder strap and a second seat belt shoulder strap. The seat bottom includes an upper side, a lower side, a front side, a back side, a right side and a left side. The seat back includes a front side, a back side, an opening extending between the front side and the back side, a left side, a right side, an upper edge and a lower edge. The first and second seat belt retractors are connected to the back side of the seat back. The first seat belt shoulder strap has a first end connected to the first seat belt retractor and a second end connected to the left side of the seat back. The second seat belt shoulder strap has a first end connected to the second seat belt retractor and a second end connected to the right side of the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: E.V.S. Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas C. Rumler
  • Patent number: 10625636
    Abstract: A device for attaching to a motor vehicle seat including a seat region and a back section, at least one shoulder strap, at least one retaining device for holding and/or deflecting the shoulder strap, and at least one force limiting means, which is designed such that the retaining device is transitioned from a first arrested position to a second arrested position upon exceeding a predetermined limit force exerted by the shoulder strap or by the shoulder straps on the retaining device in the event of an impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CYBEX GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Peleska, Christoph Thurn
  • Patent number: 10500998
    Abstract: A seat (S) comprises a seat portion (SP) having an occupant supporting surface (SPU) and a back portion (BP) having an occupant supporting surface (BPU) and head rest assembly (1), the head rest assembly (1) having a head rest portion (2) and a side impact portion (3), the head rest assembly (1) being secured or securable to the seat (S), and being movable towards and away from a seat portion (SP) of the seat (S), the side impact portion (3) comprising a pair of peripheral elongate portions (3a) which are pivotable together about a common pivot axis (P) and relative to the head rest portion (2) between a first position wherein each peripheral elongate portion (3a) extends along the occupant supporting surface (BPU) of the back portion (BP) of the seat (S) toward the seat portion (SP) and a second or stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Scott Macliver
  • Patent number: 10457168
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a support base, a rotary platform and a child seat. The support base is suitable for placement on a vehicle seat and includes an anchoring portion and a bearing portion connected with each other, the anchoring portion having a belt path for passage of a fastening belt to attach the child safety seat on a vehicle seat. The rotary platform is pivotally connected with the bearing portion of the support base about a pivot axis. The child seat is connected with the rotary platform, wherein the child seat, the rotary platform and the bearing portion are movable in unison relative to the anchoring portion, and the child seat and the rotary platform are rotatable in unison as a seat unit relative to the support base between a plurality of positions including a forward facing position, a rearward facing position and a sideways facing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Robert Scott Anderson, James M. F. Hutchinson, Clyde V. Harmes
  • Patent number: 10244827
    Abstract: A tightening device (1) for use in installing an infant or child safety car seat in a motor vehicle and a wedge (16) having a recessed area or central cutout created by a cross-member (22) connecting two triangular-shaped side panels (17) used to expose an anchoring bracket (11) located within a vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen C. Berger
  • Patent number: 10214121
    Abstract: A method is provided for assembling a child restraint. The method includes the steps of coupling a seat-pivot-and-lock unit to a tiltable juvenile vehicle seat and coupling a seat support to the tiltable juvenile vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean R. Denbo, Mei-Hui Lin, Kyle M. Franke
  • Patent number: 10150389
    Abstract: Embodiments of a car seat include an outer protective shell, an inner seat, a suspension system connecting and permitting relative movement between the inner seat and the outer protective shell. The suspension system may include a plurality of deformable metal straps. Also, embodiments of a car seat system include a frame constructed to couple to a vehicle seat. The frame has a vertical portion that extends upwardly substantially along a vehicle seatback. The vertical portion extends at least half of the height of vehicle seatback. Also, the system includes a car seat constructed to couple to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Pidyon Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Yochanan Cohen, Velissa Van Scoyoc, Ahmet T. Becene, Ekaterina Kravchenko, Peter Byar
  • Patent number: 10150390
    Abstract: A car seat and base are provided for controlling movement of the car seat during deceleration of a vehicle in which the car seat and base are secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Baby Trend, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Sedlack
  • Patent number: 10118510
    Abstract: A side impact protection device for a child car seat comprised of an energy absorbing element and an energy dispersing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Evenflo Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason McRoberts, Andrew R. Davis
  • Patent number: 10081274
    Abstract: The child safety seat (1) for use in a vehicle in accordance with the invention comprises a seat member (3) configured to hold a child (2), a base member (4) adapted to be attached to a seat (15) of the vehicle, and a deformable energy absorbing element (20), wherein the seat member (3) is slidably mounted to the base member (4) in such a way that the seat member (3) is displaceable from an initial position to a shifted position by sliding the seat member (3) relative to the base member (4) and in such a way that crash-induced inertial forces acting on the child safety seat (1) during a frontal collision of the vehicle tend to slide the seat member (3) from the initial position to the shifted position, wherein the deformable energy absorbing element (20) is arranged to be deformed when the seat member (3) is slid from the initial position to the shifted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventors: Richard Frank, Iain Powell, Farid Bendjellal
  • Patent number: 10023079
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat portion and a backrest connected with each other, and a belt restraint and a latch respectively connected with the backrest, the belt restraint and the latch respectively having a first and a second outer major surface. The backrest has a front surface on which is provided a recess, and the belt restraint is movable relative to the backrest between a clamping state for pressing an anchoring belt in the recess and a release state for facilitating installation or removal of the anchoring belt. The latch can engage with the belt restraint for locking the belt restraint in the clamping state, and disengage from the belt restraint for its movement between the clamping state and the release state. The first and second outer major surfaces are substantially flush with the front surface of the backrest when the latch is engaged with the belt restraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Guang-Hui Zhao
  • Patent number: 10011199
    Abstract: A safety seat includes a base unit adapted to be attached to the vehicle. The base unit includes a base body, and a base carriage coupled to the base body and moveable relative thereto from a resting position to a ride down position. Movement of the base carriage from the resting position to the ride down position is caused by a force acting on the base carriage that is above a prescribed threshold. A braking element is coupled to the base body and the base carriage, and is adapted to bias the base carriage toward the resting position. A seat unit is detachably engageable with the base carriage and defines a seat cavity sized and configured to receive the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Diono, LLC
    Inventor: David Clement
  • Patent number: 9908444
    Abstract: The child safety seat for a vehicle in accordance with the invention comprises an outer shell enclosing a seating area for a child and a protective element. The protective element comprises a housing component and an impact component, wherein the housing component is embedded into the outer shell and the impact component is mounted to the housing component, is configured to be enclosed at least partially by the housing component, and is configured to protrude laterally from the outer shell in a direction facing away from the seating area. Preferably, the housing component or the impact component comprises a deformable region adapted to cushion forces impacting on the impact component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Haas, Richard Frank, Richard Henseler
  • Patent number: 9884604
    Abstract: A child safety harness assembly for securing a child in a vehicle includes a first strap that has a midsection. The midsection is curved, such that opposing side sections of the strap extend in substantial parallelism from the midsection. Each of a pair of second straps is coupled to and extends between the opposing side sections. The second straps are substantially evenly spaced between the midsection and opposing ends of the first strap. A third strap has a first endpoint that is coupled to the midsection equally distant from the opposing ends of the first strap. Each of a set of three couplers is coupled singly to the opposing ends and the third strap. The second straps and the third strap are length adjustable. The couplers are configured to couple to anchors of the vehicle to couple the child to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Brooks Hulitt, Zeb Congdon
  • Patent number: 9845029
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a conformal seating assembly coupled with a rigid shell and includes a seat base, a seatback base, seat side bolsters, and seatback side bolsters. An air-filled sender panel is disposed in the seat base. An air-filled receiver cell is disposed in one of the seat side bolster and the seatback side bolster. A liquid-filled sender panel is disposed between the air-filled receiver cell and the rigid shell. A liquid-filled receiver cell is adjacent the air-filled receiver cell and disposed in one of the seat side bolster and the seatback side bolster. A first distribution rail system is disposed on a first side of the seat base. A second distribution rail system is disposed on a second side of the seat base. A plurality of capillaries provide fluid communication between the sender panels and the receiver cells. A topper pad extends over the conformal seating assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Joseph S. Talamonti
  • Patent number: 9758068
    Abstract: A child restraint with recline includes a base, a seat slidably disposed thereon, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is disposed in the base and the seat correspondingly and includes a pawl, two actuators, and a plurality of holes. The pawl is biased to protrude out to be selectively inserted into one of the plurality of holes. Each actuator includes a manipulation portion and a connecting portion kinematically connecting the manipulation portion and the pawl. The manipulation portions are exposed at the front side and rear sides of the child restraint respectively. The manipulation portion of each actuator is operable to independently drive the pawl through the connecting portion to disengage from the hole which the pawl is engaged with. The recline angle of the seat relative to the base can be adjusted by manipulating the manipulation portions from the front side or rear side of the child restraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Andrew J. Taylor, James M. F. Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 9714002
    Abstract: A vehicle safety chair includes a safety belt buffering mechanism applied to a shoulder belt and a crutch belt. The safety belt buffering mechanism includes a first belt connecting component applied to the shoulder belt, a second belt connecting component applied to the crutch belt, and a pivoting component. The first belt connecting component includes a first body whereon a first pivoting hole and a first buffering unit are formed, and a first belt fixing portion disposed on the first body. The first buffering unit is located adjacent to the first pivoting hole. The second belt connecting component is rotatably assembled with the first belt connecting component. The second belt connecting component includes a second body whereon a second pivoting hole is formed and a second belt fixing portion disposed on the second body. The pivoting component passes through the first pivoting hole and the second pivoting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Chin-Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: 9597984
    Abstract: Included are systems and methods for child restraint monitoring. Some embodiments include determining that a child restraint seat has been installed in a vehicle seat of a vehicle, determining whether the child restraint seat is being properly utilized, and detecting an issue with the utilization of the child restraint seat. Some embodiments include determining that a guardian is remote from the vehicle and, in response to detecting the issue with the utilization of the child restraint seat and determining that the guardian is remote from the vehicle, sending a communication to a third party, wherein the communication provides an option to contact the vehicle to regarding improper utilization of the child restraint seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sean L. Helm
  • Patent number: 9592752
    Abstract: A child restraint includes a juvenile vehicle seat and an energy-absorption apparatus coupled to the juvenile vehicle seat. The energy-absorption apparatus is configured to absorb external energy associated with an external impact force applied to the energy-absorption apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B Oltman, Rajiv A Menon, Mei-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 9510694
    Abstract: A bumper attachment for a child carrier generally comprised of a locking mechanism, a handle placement guide, a rigid body contour, and a layer of cushioning material. The locking mechanism locks the handle of a child carrier into the handle placement guide, thereby positioning the layer of cushioning material that abuts the rigid body contour against the body of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Jennifer Hozer, Norm Hozer, Yvonne Gardner
  • Patent number: 9475411
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat bottom, a seat back, and a headrest. The headrest includes a centered head-support panel and left and right side panels arranged to locate the centered head-support panel therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Philippe Gagnade
  • Patent number: 9452695
    Abstract: A car seat and base are provided for controlling movement of the car seat during deceleration of a vehicle in which the car seat and base are secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Baby Trend, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Sedlack
  • Patent number: 9440562
    Abstract: A child restraint includes an adjustable base for installation on a passenger seat of a vehicle. The child restraint also includes an infant carrier associated with the adjustable base. The adjustable base is configured to be adjusted to tilt the infant carrier relative to the passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan W. Heisey, Carl P. Gasner, Troy D. Mason
  • Patent number: 9440563
    Abstract: Human support systems for one or more of the safety, convenience, comfort of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Arjuna Indraeswaran Rajasingham
  • Patent number: 9415706
    Abstract: A car seat for a child intended to equip a vehicle seat. The car seat includes a base and a chair having a seat support and a backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Haja Rabeony
  • Patent number: 9403450
    Abstract: A support base for a child safety seat includes a shell body affixed with an anchor structure, an arm extending transversally relative to the shell body and having a rod pivotally disposed through a tube portion, the tube portion having an extension connected with a side segment of the anchor structure, two latch assemblies respectively connected with a left and a right end of the rod for fixedly attaching the shell body with an anchorage fixture of a vehicle, and a cushion structure for cushioning a displacement of the shell body and the anchor structure relative to the arm and the latch assemblies when car collision occurs. The cushion structure is arranged adjacent to a joint region where the side segment and the extension are connected with each other, or in the base between the tube portion and an inner sidewall of the shell body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Chin-Ming Cheng, Yu-Ya Su
  • Patent number: 9376037
    Abstract: A car configured to support a child is provided that includes a seat bottom, a seat back, and a harness to secure a child in the car seat. The seat bottom and seat back are blow molded. The seat bottom includes a cup holder received within an aperture formed in the blow-molded seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Baby Trend, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley James Mattarocci
  • Patent number: 9321377
    Abstract: The invention refers to a motor vehicle child safety seat comprising a support with means of side anchoring to the vehicle and a telescopic leg for support on the floor of the vehicle, characterized by the fact that the support is made up of a sloping frame, with means for anchoring it and having means to adjust the its length, so that by varying the length of the leg, you can change the slope of the support and thus the tilt of the chair. Thus, it is not necessary that the seat comprises means of conventional articulation to achieve the tilt of the chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: JANE, S.A.
    Inventor: Manuel Jane Santamaria
  • Patent number: 9315126
    Abstract: A child restraint includes a juvenile vehicle seat and an energy-absorption apparatus coupled to the juvenile vehicle seat. The energy-absorption apparatus is configured to absorb external energy associated with an external impact force applied to the energy-absorption apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Tanner, Kim Tat, Stephen B Oltman, Meihui Lin
  • Patent number: 9242584
    Abstract: A child safety seat assembly includes a shell body for defining a support base attachable to a child seat, an extension arm coupled with the shell body, an anchor latch affixed with the extension arm via a fastener, the anchor latch being operable to with an anchorage fixture of a vehicle, and a cushion part affixed in the extension arm adjacent to the fastener. The cushion part is formed as an integral hollow body, the hollow body has a first, a second and a third sidewall, the first sidewall facing the fastener, and the second and third sidewalls respectively include inward recessed surfaces and are respectively connected with two side edges of the first sidewall. When the fastener and the anchor latch are forced to displace in unison relative to the extension arm, the fastener and the first sidewall push against each other to cause deformation of the cushion part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Chin Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: 9174555
    Abstract: Vehicle occupant support for enhanced comfort and utility in a vehicle with arrangements for crash load protection of occupants. A posture enabling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Arjuna Indraeswaran Rajasingham
  • Patent number: 9150126
    Abstract: A child safety seat has a seat shell with a seat back portion, a seat bottom portion, and a seating surface. A track is provided on the child safety seat. A slot has a slot length along the track and a slot width defined between two parts of the track. An anchor strap has a belt, two anchoring connectors coupled to and spaced apart along the belt, and a central section between the two anchoring connectors. The central section has a thickness less than the slot width and captured in the slot between the two parts of the track. The two anchoring connectors are sized larger than the slot width thereby preventing removal of the anchor strap from the child safety seat. The anchor strap can slide along the slot length between at least a forward facing anchor position and a rear facing anchor position on the seat shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Drew Kitchens, Daniel Brunick, Jake Mitchell, William Conway
  • Patent number: 9073464
    Abstract: A vehicle mounted printer station is made up of a printer secured to a support surface tray that includes an adaptor capable of attaching the tray and printer to the top of a vehicle seat. The support surface is preferably a rectangular shaped plate with front, back and side edges along with top and bottom surfaces. The bottom surface is attached to the adaptor, the adaptor includes at least one attachment rod for securing the support surface to the vehicle seat. The attachment rods are sized to be received into receptacles provided in the top of a vehicle seat designed for the vehicle headrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: LEM Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: William D. Cottrell, Kenneth B. Wiseman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9022471
    Abstract: A child restraint includes a juvenile seat and a child-restraint harness coupled to the juvenile seat. The child restraint also includes a headrest mounted for up-and-down movement relative to a seat back included in the juvenile seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul D. Gaudreau, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9016781
    Abstract: A child safety seat assembly includes a support base, and a child safety seat arranged on the support base. The support base includes a shell body, a latch assembly operable to fixedly attach the shell body with an anchorage fixture of a vehicle, and a cushion structure coupled with the shell body, wherein the cushion structure is operable to allow a cushioned displacement of the shell body relative to the latch assembly when the child safety seat is subject to collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Chin-Ming Cheng, Yu-Ya Su
  • Publication number: 20150102644
    Abstract: Human support systems for one or more of the safety, convenience, comfort of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: ARJUNA INDRAESWARAN RAJASINGHAM
  • Publication number: 20150091344
    Abstract: A child restraint includes a juvenile vehicle seat and an energy-absorption apparatus coupled to the juvenile vehicle seat. The energy-absorption apparatus is configured to absorb external energy associated with an external impact force applied to the energy-absorption apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Alan Tanner, Kim Tat, Stephen B Oltman, Meihui Lin
  • Publication number: 20150091343
    Abstract: A seat buffering device and a vehicle safety seat including the seat buffering device are provided. The seat buffering device is disposed on a base of the vehicle safety seat. The seat buffering device includes a reinforcing component and at least one concave structure. The reinforcing component is disposed inside the base, and the reinforcing component has a plurality of lateral surfaces. The at least one concave structure is formed on one of the plurality of lateral surfaces. The reinforcing component is adapted to be bent via the at least one concave structure when the base is impacted, so as to reduce impact force applied to the base. Buffering efficiency of the reinforcing component corresponds to the amount, the arrangement, and the angle of the concave structure. The plurality of concave structures is disposed on the same or different lateral surfaces of the reinforcing component in the interlaced arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: 8991935
    Abstract: A child safety seat utilizes a compression-type resilient shock absorber in which a soft-material resilient member serves to dampen shocks applied to the seat's harness assembly by undergoing compressive deformation in a way that prevents the harness safety belts from experiencing a “hard stop”. The resilient member (e.g., a foam rubber block, a gel-like substance, or a fluid-filled bladder) is disposed such that one portion is held against a rigid support (e.g., the backside surface of the seat's shell), and a second portion is operably coupled to a fixed end of a safety belt. The resilient shock absorber is oriented such that tension applied to the safety belt pulls the two end portions of the resilient member toward each other and against the rigid support, thereby causing the resilient member to compressively deform against the rigid support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Inspired Products Group, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene R. Balensiefer, II, James W. Holley, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150076875
    Abstract: A safety belt buffering device and a related vehicle safety seat are provided. The safety belt buffering device is applied to a shoulder belt. The safety belt buffering device includes a buffering component, a blocking component and an actuating component. The buffering component includes an accommodating space, and the accommodating space is formed through the buffering component. The blocking component is disposed inside the accommodating space. The actuating component is disposed on the shoulder belt. The shoulder belt movably passes through the accommodating space. The actuating component is driven to move into the accommodating space to contact the blocking component when the shoulder belt is pulled by external impact, and the blocking component is structurally deformed to reduce the external impact. The present invention can obviously decrease the impact energy transmitted from the vehicle safety seat to the passenger, so as to protect safety of the passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: 8973987
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat base having shell body, and a support leg connected with the shell body. The support leg includes a tubular segment, a support portion, a fastener connected with the tubular segment and the support portion, and a cushioning structure disposed adjacent to the fastener, wherein the cushioning structure is configured to block displacement of the fastener so that the support portion is locked in position relative to the tubular segment, and to deform or break as a result of a displacement of the fastener into the cushioning structure when a substantial force is applied that forces the tubular segment to move relative to the support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: BP Children's Products HK Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiao Long Mo
  • Patent number: 8960789
    Abstract: A child vehicle safety seat may include a seat base, a first side frame, a second side frame, a strap and belt assembly, and a compressible piece. The seat base is pivotally coupled to the first and second side frames. The strap and belt assembly is coupled to the side frames and to the compressible piece. Upon an exerted force, the seat base swings about a pivot axis defined by its pivotal coupling to the side frames. The compressible piece is compressed by the strap and belt assembly and the swinging movement of the seat base is dampened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: F Delta T LLC
    Inventor: Starla Jones
  • Patent number: 8955915
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat shell having an opening, a crotch strap and a fixture. The crotch strap has a first end portion, a second end portion, and an intermediate portion between the first and second end portions. The first end portion is anchored with the seat shell, the second end portion extends outward through the opening, and the intermediate portion is adjustable relative to the seat shell between a first and a second position spaced apart from each other. The fixture is operable to hold the intermediate portion of the crotch strap at any of the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: BP Children's Products HK Co., Limited
    Inventors: Kyle S. Mason, James M. F. Hutchinson
  • Publication number: 20150035329
    Abstract: A seating assembly is disclosed, and includes a seat, at least two harness straps, an adjustment mechanism, and at least one crush feature. The seat has a shell, and the shell has a rear surface. The harness straps each have upper portions. The adjustment mechanism adjusts the upper portions of each of the harness straps. The adjustment mechanism includes a rigid engagement member and at least one biasing member. The biasing member is configured to exert a biasing force upon the support member in an upwards direction to adjust the upper portions of the harness straps. The crush feature projects outwardly from the rear surface of the shell. The crush feature generally opposes the rigid engagement member. The rigid engagement member is configured to plastically deform the crush feature upon impact of a predetermined force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: RECARO CHILD SAFETY LLC
    Inventor: Chad Allen Sparling
  • Publication number: 20150021962
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat bottom, a seat back, and a headrest. The headrest includes a centered head-support panel and left and right side panels arranged to locate the centered head-support panel therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Philippe Gagnade
  • Patent number: 8931836
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat back and a head rest disposed on the seat back. When a child sits on the child safety seat, his back is against the seat back, and his head is against the head rest. The child safety seat also includes two sliding slot structures, formed on the seat back, and two sliding rods. The two sliding rod are connected to two opposite sides of the head rest corresponding to the two sliding slot structures and slidably disposed in the corresponding sliding slot structures. When the sliding rod is at a first restraining position of the sliding slot structure and the child safety seat shakes because of an impact, the head rest moves relative to the seat back, so that the sliding rod slides to a second restraining position sliding slot structure, which reduces possible harm to the head of the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Chin-Ming Cheng, Yu-Ya Su
  • Patent number: 8911015
    Abstract: Embodiments of a highly protective, safe and strong car seat are disclosed and include an outer protective shell, an inner seat, a suspension system connecting and permitting relative movement between the inner seat and the outer protective shell, and a harness adapted to hold an occupant to the inner seat and not attached to the outer protective shell. In the case of an accident, regardless of the direction in which the seat is facing and regardless of whether the result is a sudden acceleration and/or deceleration, the inner seat will move inside the frame, and the suspension system will absorb some, much, or all of the energy. Energy not absorbed by the suspension system may be absorbed by the inner seat itself. The frame is of extremely high strength and will remain structurally intact in almost all circumstances thereby protecting the occupant of the car seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Yochanan Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140354021
    Abstract: A car seat and base are provided for controlling movement of the car seat during deceleration of a vehicle in which the car seat and base are secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Baby Trend, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Sedlack
  • Patent number: 8882192
    Abstract: A restraining device according to the invention for a child's safety seat provided to be fixed in a vehicle by at least one top tether, wherein the at least one top tether comprises at least one first loop that is provided to be pushed over a crossbar, is characterized in that the at least one top tether comprises a second loop provided to be pushed over restraining means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Britax Römer Kindersicherheit GmbH
    Inventor: David Shaun Carine
  • Publication number: 20140292045
    Abstract: A mechanism in which comprises of the assembly of a slide and a track. A seat is to be attached to a slide, and a track to be attached to a vehicle or a base for a child seat. The seat attached to a slide will move along the length of the track in response to a forceful change in velocity through the inertia and/or momentum applied from the mass of the object(s) attached to the slide. A braking mechanism can be used to slow the change in velocity while the slide is moving along the track. Multiple slide and track assemblies may be used together to give motion in multiple axes. The mechanism has the ability to be designed with a slide attached to the vehicle and a track attached to the seat. For ease of understanding, references to the mechanism herein disclosed will be to a mechanism which is designed for a track to be attached to the vehicle and a slide attached to the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Halterman Jeffery