For Child Seat Patents (Class 297/219.12)
  • Patent number: 11510800
    Abstract: A device and method for preventing and correcting abnormal shaping of an infant's cranium by applying external forces over time with the growth of an infant to achieve normal shaping of the infant's head. The device is a cranial orthosis having a depression with a contact surface in the shape of at least a portion of a normal infantile cranium. The orthosis further provides lateral support surfaces creating points of contact to restrict rotation of the infant's cranium and provide additional external forces for normal shaping of the infant's cranium. Because the present invention is non-conforming to the shape of an abnormal skull, the exerted forces cause accelerated expansion of the skull in less prominent areas coincident with brain and skull growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Micam W. Tullous
  • Patent number: 11247588
    Abstract: A newborn insert for a child safety seat may include an accommodation region for a child, and an energy-transferring element. The energy-transferring element may include an inherently stable component, and may be arranged laterally at the accommodation region such that the energy-transferring element is positioned at the child's shoulder height when the child is placed in the accommodation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BRITAX RĂ–MER KINDERSICHERHEIT GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Kaiser
  • Patent number: 11173937
    Abstract: Introduced here is a lightweight, foldable seat cushion which can be placed in the shopping cart seat to support a child's legs, and prevent the hard surfaces of the shopping card, such as bars, from causing discomfort to the child and causing the child to try to get out of the cart. The seat cushion can attach to the cart using an attachment mechanism such as magnets and/or clasping protrusions, thus preventing the movement of the seat within the cart. The seat cushion can fold for easy storage in a diaper bag. The lightweight, and the compact size of the seat cushion makes the carrying of the seat cushion convenient and effortless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Kathleen Anne Eisele
  • Patent number: 10858025
    Abstract: Introduced here is a lightweight, foldable seat cushion which can be placed in the shopping cart seat to support a child's legs, and prevent the hard surfaces of the shopping card, such as bars, from causing discomfort to the child and causing the child to try to get out of the cart. The seat cushion can attach to the cart using an attachment mechanism such as magnets and/or clasping protrusions, thus preventing the movement of the seat within the cart. The seat cushion can fold for easy storage in a diaper bag. The lightweight, and the compact size of the seat cushion makes the carrying of the seat cushion convenient and effortless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Kathleen Anne Eisele
  • Patent number: 10800297
    Abstract: A child apparatus can include one or more shells/frames upon which a child can sit or lie. All or a portion of each shell/frame can be covered in soft goods. The soft goods component can include one or more channels or tunnels provided along all or a portion of a perimeter of the soft goods component. One or more stiffening members can be inserted into the one or more channels or tunnels. The shell/frame can include one or more cavities for receiving a portion of the stiffening member therein to couple the soft goods component to the shell/frame. Alternatively, the shell/frame can include soft goods retaining tabs along a back or side of the shell/frame, and the elongated stiffening member can be inserted between each soft goods retaining tab and the back or side of the shell/frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Kelly Runk, Maureen Tobin, Brittany Hassler, William Conway, Nicholas James Lombardi, Taylor Daniel Genoway
  • Patent number: 10709247
    Abstract: Provided is a cushion set including a pad, a filling pad, an envelope, and a support pad set. The pad has a first-tier sunken portion and a second-tier sunken portion. The filling pad is disposed in the second-tier sunken portion. The envelope is disposed on the pad. The envelope has a pocket-shaped body. A plurality of coupling portions is disposed at edges of the body. The support pad set includes an upper foam pad, a lower foam pad, and a soft gel pad. The support pad set is disposed in the body of the envelope. The soft gel pad corresponds in position to the filling pad of the second-tier sunken portion of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MERITS HEALTH PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: David Leverett
  • Patent number: 10098484
    Abstract: A multipurpose infant travel blanket and manufacturing method are disclosed. A material is folded such that a first edge and a second edge, opposite the first edge, of the material meet. A zipper, when closed, holds together a part of the first edge and a corresponding part of the second edge. A first seam joins remaining parts of the first and second edges and a second seam is formed along a bottom edge of the material to form a pocket for protecting an infant. Loops are attached to an inner surface of the material, between the edges and folds, and are capable of securing the multipurpose infant travel blanket to an infant travel device. One or more cinch mechanisms formed on the outer surface of the material may be used to resize the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Kell Garrison Anderson, Stephena Lorraine Anderson
  • Patent number: 9962021
    Abstract: An integral head sling support apparatus and system for a person for use primarily during travel, comprising a head band or piece adapted to fit around the forehead of the person and a harness extending from the headband assembly to a sling assembly adapted to receive the person's arms. The integral head sling support further comprises a headrest assembly of a neck pillow and guide for one or more straps configured to utilize the weight of the persons arms in the sling assembly to pull rearward the person's head and anchor while supporting the person's head so that the person can sleep in an upright seated position. The one or more adjustable straps may be a portion of the sling assembly pass behind the head, along the back and under the person's armpits so that when the person is seated and places their arms in the sling assembly, the weight of the person's arms provide the weight of an anchor for the integral head sling support apparatus and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TRIPGEAR LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Kreppein
  • Patent number: 9221366
    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: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Oltman, Rajiv A. Menon, Meihui Lin
  • Patent number: 9022470
    Abstract: A child car seat (10) includes a child-car-seat body (15) includes a seat part (40) having a seat plate part (41) and a back plate part (45), a sliding member (60) located on a position opposed to the back plate part from a front side, the sliding member being slidable with respect to the back plate part so as to move in a height direction, and a child belt disposed on the child car-seat body. The sliding member (60) has a through-hole (66) through which the child belt (30) can pass. The back plate part has, at a position opposed to the through-hole, an elongate hole (66) extending in a sliding direction of the sliding member with respect to the back plate part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Combi Corporation
    Inventors: Morihiko Fujita, Noriyuki Osaka
  • Patent number: 8960794
    Abstract: A rigid wearable child carrier with shoulder strap, restraint system with integrated handle, and kickstands to be used with a corresponding car seat wherein the child carrier operates both independently and in conjunction with the car seat and the car seat operates independently and also operates normally when the carrier is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: John David St. Pierre
  • Patent number: 8950807
    Abstract: The invention relates to a functional seat cover for placing on seating, in particular for children, comprising an approximately horizontal seat, an approximately vertical backrest, and two armrests, composed of washable textile material, wherein a quadrilateral seat surface can be placed on the seat, wherein the first edge of the seat surface is connected to a rear part, on which a backrest hood is formed, which backrest hood can be pulled over the back rest, and the second edge and fourth edge of the seat surface lying opposite each other are each connected to one armrest part, wherein each armrest part can be paced on an armrest, and the third edge of the seat surface is connected to a foot part, which can be suspended over the front edge of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Claudia Lerm
  • Patent number: 8950808
    Abstract: An infant chair includes a frame having a seat portion and a base portion that are pivotally connected to each other so as to be movable between an expanded position and a collapsed position. A locking mechanism is operable to lock the frame in the expanded position. Further, a cover is configured to substantially cover the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Kummerfeld, Paul Fair
  • Patent number: 8944514
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a child support device configured for providing an adjustable seating space for a child. According to various embodiments, the child support device includes one or more seat inserts configured for being secured within the child support device's seating space. The seat inserts may be positioned at various locations within the seating space in order to reduce the volume of the seating space and provide additional support for a child seated therein. In various embodiments, the seat inserts are secured to the child support device such that they remain in a fixed, supportive position within the child support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kids II, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Tadin, Mark Mendes, Jessica L. Kostyniak
  • Publication number: 20150028640
    Abstract: A safety device for children, specifically a cover for use with a variety of surfaces that provides a barrier to protect a child from the heat and/or contamination of a surface. In some embodiments, the device can prevent a child from being burned or uncomfortable by the heat of a swing seat or car seat by minimizing thermal transfer between a child's skin and the swing seat for an adequate amount of time. In some embodiments, the cover can be used in a planar configuration as a changing pad or play mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Ginelle Mills
  • Publication number: 20150008711
    Abstract: A vehicle protective seat cover for use under a child safety car seat. The cover includes at least a seat cover bottom panel having upper and lower opposed surfaces. Frictional grip pads are attached to the lower protective panel. In one form. the frictional grip pads include four upper grippers protruding above the upper surface, sized and positioned so that child safety car seats of various sizes overlap all four of the upper grippers at least in part, as well as four lower grippers protruding below the lower surface. In another form, four apertures are formed in the seat cover bottom panel. The apertures are sized and positioned so that child safety car seats of various sizes overlap all four of the apertures at least in part. Correspondingly, four frictional grip pads are configured so as to be retained in respective ones of the apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Richard A. DALEY
  • Patent number: 8888180
    Abstract: A disposable seat cover for a child safety seat includes an upper sheet, a lower sheet and upwardly curved pocket formed by the upper sheet for receiving a kidney shaped absorbent pad, the upper sheet having front flaps that are selectively overlapped and adhesively secured to form an upwardly disposed crotch portion juxtaposed to the pocket and the absorbent pad. The seat cover is adhesively or frictionally held to the child safety seat, side elements members and a fold construction provide universal conformance to the seat and for the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: SeetSaver, Inc.
    Inventors: Maryann Popovic, Andre Guarascio
  • Patent number: 8857905
    Abstract: A disposable child seat cover formed of a single sheet of preferably plastic material, which can be dispensed from a continuous web of material forming multiple disposable child seat covers, is provided. The disposable child seat cover has two central expandable leg openings. Multiple disposable child seat covers are preferably formed from a recyclable film-like web. The disposable child seat cover is designed to effectively protect the child from germs and grime, while being sufficiently economical to allow retail establishments to provide complimentary disposable child seat covers to their customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Nancy Pusateri
  • Patent number: 8851097
    Abstract: A seat cover includes a frame and cover. The frame includes a flexible member with a first end and a second end, a first connector configured to receive the first end of the flexible member, a second connector configured to receive the second end of the flexible member, and a support configured to receive the first connector and the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Monahan Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael C. Vieira, Robert Monahan
  • Patent number: 8845383
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interchangeable stimulation system for child carriers that integrates an easily interchangeable stimulation device with a child carrier, such as a car seat, a carriage or stroller, a child swing, a crib, a playpen, or other child carrying device. The interchangeability of the system allows for display of stimulation devices that are particularly configured to stimulate children that are within distinct, defined age groups without requiring replacement of the stimulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: American Posterity LLC
    Inventors: Macey D. Schoen, Katherine F. Richardson, Max R. Beach, Jesus Galaz, Clint Woesner
  • Patent number: 8783776
    Abstract: An inflatable comfort means for a child car seat includes a pair of inflatable pillows each of which further comprises a cover and a fastening means. The pillows each comprise a kidney-shaped pillow with a soft exterior which provides comfort to a child occupying the child car seat. The fastening means comprises a pair of fabric strips provided with fasteners in order to allow the strips to removably attach to the straps of the child car seat and to removably secure the pillow in place. The inflating means is a user-activated means to inflate and deflate the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Wade Perkins
  • Patent number: 8770663
    Abstract: Provided is a seat cover for use with a seat, such as a seat of a shopping cart, high chair or the like. The seat includes a front wall, rear wall and a pair of opposed side walls. The seat cover includes a liner having a front panel, a pair of opposed side panels, and a rear panel. The linear is configured to be placeable within the seat such that front panel resides adjacent the seat front wall, the rear panel resides adjacent the seat rear wall, and the pair of opposed side panels reside adjacent respective ones of the pair of opposed seat side walls. The seat cover additionally includes a character connected to the liner and positioned relative to the liner such that when the liner is placed within the seat, the character appears to be seating within the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Infantino, LLC.
    Inventor: Elizabeth Zack
  • Patent number: 8764109
    Abstract: An infant chair includes a frame having a seat portion and a base portion that are pivotally connected to each other so as to be movable between an expanded position and a collapsed position. A locking mechanism is operable to lock the frame in the expanded position. Further, a cover is configured to substantially cover the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Kummerfeld, Paul Fair
  • Patent number: 8758135
    Abstract: A child's car seat assembly includes built-in components enabling wireless gaming applications. A child's car seat assembly includes built-in components enabling two-way, person-to-person communications. A child's car seat assembly includes built-in components enabling both wireless gaming applications and two-way, person-to-person communications. The child's car seat assembly of the invention is intended for use with an infant or toddler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Revolutionary Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Carter, Daniel Bizzell, Ryan Gorman
  • Patent number: 8740302
    Abstract: A safety device for children, specifically a cover for use with a variety of surfaces that provides a barrier to protect a child from the heat and/or contamination of a surface. In some embodiments, the device can prevent a child from being burned or uncomfortable by the heat of a swing seat or car seat by minimizing thermal transfer between a child's skin and the swing seat for an adequate amount of time. In some embodiments, the cover can be used in a planar configuration as a changing pad or play mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Ginelle Mills
  • Patent number: 8678499
    Abstract: A booster cushion for use in a vehicle, comprising a base (2) consisting of at least one inflatable member, upon which the child may sit, and a harness (6) adapted to fit over at least a front portion of the base to retain the base, said harness being provided with seat belt receiving members (14, 16) on either side of the harness (6) to be positioned, in use, on either side of the base (2) for receiving a lap belt portion of a vehicle seat belt to retain the base (2) upon the vehicle seat and such that the lap belt portion extends over the pelvic region of a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Emagination Limited
    Inventor: Grainne Kelly
  • Publication number: 20140070580
    Abstract: Baby Seat Hugger is designed of nonslip material and is intended to stop infants and children from slipping, sliding and slouching into an unsafe position during the toddler's years while feeding and playing. Baby Seat Hugger is designed to be a bum (buttock) shape for a more custom design fit. The seat hugger non slip material is also versatile and mobile for the consumer and user's convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Keith Corbett
  • Publication number: 20140015294
    Abstract: A novelty furniture covering is provided for use with children's furniture. The device comprises a covering having an elongated body section that is adapted to conform to a given style of furniture. Attached to the body section is a plurality of enclosed portions having a stuffing material interior and an exterior shape, the portions extending from the body section to resemble appendage items of an animal, cartoon, or mystical creature. The body section surrounds a furniture items in a similar fashion as a standard chair or sofa covering, the covering having an elongated aperture to expand and secure around the furniture. The aperture is secured closed using a zip fastener line or an elastic band in the aperture perimeter to secure the covering and the aperture perimeter to the furniture item during use. Alternatively a form-fitting cover is provided for forming over a novelty furniture item having appendages extending therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Chaley Sadler-VandePlas, Cash VandePlas, Cabel VandePlas
  • Publication number: 20130270882
    Abstract: A safety device for children, specifically a cover for use with a variety of surfaces that provides a barrier to protect a child from the heat and/or contamination of a surface. In some embodiments, the device can prevent a child from being burned or uncomfortable by the heat of a swing seat or car seat by minimizing thermal transfer between a child's skin and the swing seat for an adequate amount of time. In some embodiments, the cover can be used in a planar configuration as a changing pad or play mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Ginelle Mills
  • Patent number: 8556343
    Abstract: A seat liner is provided that includes a cushion within the seat liner, the cushion includes a body of memory foam and a soft, flexible, and washable material located upon said body of memory foam. In a preferred embodiment, the seat liner may be folded into a folded position, or it may be rolled into a rolled position in order to ensure maximum portability. Further, said seat liner may also includes one or more means for attaching various accessories, such as toys, bottles, blankets, and pacifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Stella Rubinshteyn
  • Publication number: 20130264852
    Abstract: Provided is a seat cover for use with a seat, such as a seat of a shopping cart, high chair or the like. The seat includes a front wall, rear wall and a pair of opposed side walls. The seat cover includes a liner having a front panel, a pair of opposed side panels, and a rear panel. The linear is configured to be placeable within the seat such that front panel resides adjacent the seat front wall, the rear panel resides adjacent the seat rear wall, and the pair of opposed side panels reside adjacent respective ones of the pair of opposed seat side walls. The seat cover additionally includes a character connected to the liner and positioned relative to the liner such that when the liner is placed within the seat, the character appears to be seating within the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Elizabeth Zack
  • Patent number: 8544949
    Abstract: An infant support structure with which an electronic device can be used is disclosed. In one embodiment, the infant support structure is configured to be used with an electronic device that can enhance the experience of an infant or child on the infant support structure. In addition, softgoods for an infant support structure is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin C. Taton
  • Publication number: 20130229036
    Abstract: A booster seat cushion used on a booster seat consisting of a foam (cushioned) insert, a cover of various fabrics and a sewn in harness system that keeps the booster seat cushion attached to the booster seat and prevents it from slipping off the booster seat. The cushion can also include handle covers with accessory pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: LEO WILLARD BILL, III, GRACIE MICHELLE TUCKER, DANICA WINDLAND TUCKER
  • Patent number: 8485601
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a seat liner and methods associated with the seat liner. The seat liner may include a fabric having an outer periphery, an upper portion, a lower portion, a left side, and a right side. The seat liner may also include a pair of apertures in the upper portion that are configured to receive a pair of restraint belts and an additional aperture in the lower portion configured to receive a buckle. The restraint belts and buckle may couple together to secure a child placed in the seat. The seat liner may further include a chamber disposed at the outer periphery of one of the sides and a padding member removably held within the chamber to cushion the child placed in the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Fair, Jamie Kummerfeld
  • Publication number: 20130175835
    Abstract: A child car seat (10) includes a child-car-seat body (15) includes a seat part (40) having a seat plate part (41) and a back plate part (45), a sliding member (60) located on a position opposed to the back plate part from a front side, the sliding member being slidable with respect to the back plate part so as to move in a height direction, and a child belt disposed on the child car-seat body. The sliding member (60) has a through-hole (66) through which the child belt (30) can pass. The back plate part has, at a position opposed to the through-hole, an elongate hole (66) extending in a sliding direction of the sliding member with respect to the back plate part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: COMBI CORPORATION
    Inventor: COMBI CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130154320
    Abstract: A removable infant-seat liner that includes a first layer with a top portion, a bottom portion and a drawstring or elastic member along an outer edge of the first layer is provided. The liner further includes a second layer substantially affixed to the first layer top portion. The outer edge of the first layer is sized to be situated around an outer rim of a basket and the first layer is sized to fall within an internal portion of the basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Megan Byrd
  • Patent number: 8419128
    Abstract: An insert for positioning an infant in a car seat. The insert includes a head support section to support the baby's head on both sides. Connected to the head support section is a body support section with elongate side members connected by an elastic under-body support panel extending therebetween. This panel can be sewn to the side members or, even more preferably, can be attached by tubular sleeves that are slidably received on the side members of the body support section. In this way, the position of the panel can be adjusted along the length of the insert. Additionally, by rotating the side members, or the sleeves on the side members, the tension on the panel can be adjusted to increase or decease the tension, as desired, to create a swaddling effect under the infant. Alternately, the insert serves as an infant swing or carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Jamie S. Leach
  • Patent number: 8382201
    Abstract: A safety device for children, specifically a cover for use with a variety of surfaces that provides a barrier to protect a child from the heat and/or contamination of a surface. In some embodiments, the device can prevent a child from being burned or uncomfortable by the heat of a swing seat or car seat by minimizing thermal transfer between a child's skin and the swing seat for an adequate amount of time. In some embodiments, the cover can be used in a planar configuration as a changing pad or play mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Ginelle Mills
  • Patent number: 8371650
    Abstract: A disposable car seat, vehicle seat or other seat liner that may include: Version A, being sheet material having a top surface of an absorbent material and a bottom surface of non-permeable material; having several line points at the upper middle, lower middle, left and right sides of middle, and left and right sides of upper, outer edges to accept car seat belt hook-ups; an elasticized outer edge; a backing of light adhesive. Version B of invention includes: sheet material of the same qualities as version A; light adhesive backing; line point to accommodate hook-up belt of a protective arm; closure tabs on upper and lower edges. Version C designed for a booster seat, vehicle seat or other seat includes same material, line points and adhesive backing as version A; elasticized edge on central left and right sides that stand up forming a well or barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Susan King
  • Publication number: 20130015689
    Abstract: Aspects and embodiments of the present disclosure are directed generally to a child conveyance device having a bumper bar and a blanket comprising at least one loop affixed to the front surface configured to detachably attach the blanket to the bumper bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: MONAHAN PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Kathleen Maclary, Trung Phung
  • Patent number: 8328278
    Abstract: A child positioning insert including a frame with a first column and a second column, where the first and second columns are positioned vertically. The first column has a first guide and the second column has a second guide, where the first and second guides extend along a portion of the length of each column. A shoulder roll connects to the frame via the first column and the second column, so that the shoulder roll is perpendicular to the first column and the second column. The shoulder roll has a backing that connects to the first guide and to the second guide such that the backing can move vertically along the first and second guides. A head support member connects to the frame in a position above the frame and above the shoulder roll, so that the head support member includes a first support member to substantially prevent lateral motion of a person's head in a first direction and a second support member to substantially prevent lateral motion of the person's head in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Beth G. Rumack
  • Publication number: 20120299345
    Abstract: A flexible disposable seat guard is created with an absorbent porous top layer and a watertight bottom layer uniquely designed to conform to the lower back and seat portion of various infant/child seats. The seat guard has flexible sides and corners allowing the stretchable material to conform to the angle of a safety harness and/or safety belt. The seat guard has compressed perforations on the lower back portion to adhere and conform to various infant seats. Compressed perforations are located on the bottom seat portion to allow for complete access to the harness latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Melissa L. Harrison, Jennifer Zuniga
  • Publication number: 20120286549
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a seat liner and methods associated with the seat liner. The seat liner may include a fabric having an outer periphery, an upper portion, a lower portion, a left side, and a right side. The seat liner may also include a pair of apertures in the upper portion that are configured to receive a pair of restraint belts and an additional aperture in the lower portion configured to receive a buckle. The restraint belts and buckle may couple together to secure a child placed in the seat. The seat liner may further include a chamber disposed at the outer periphery of one of the sides and a padding member removably held within the chamber to cushion the child placed in the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Fair, Jamie Kummerfeld
  • Publication number: 20120267924
    Abstract: An infant car seat including a seat shell that forms a seat capable of receiving and retaining an infant, a hip contour defined by the seat shell, and a lifting handle rotatably attached to a connection point on the seat shell. A method of carrying the infant car seat by one carrier. A method of carrying the infant car seat by two carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Chipman, Kevin Keenaghan
  • Patent number: 8256839
    Abstract: A seat cover and attached footmuff using the latest sun protection fabrics designed for child carriers, strollers and joggers, has a top portion with natural UV protected cotton to block the sun's harmful rays and uses buttons and zippers to ensure the top portion cannot be separated from the bottom portion. The bottom portion is designed to perfectly line the inside of carriers with head, back, seat and leg portions. A plurality of buttons and a single zipper connect the top and bottom portion to allow for maximum flexibility of use and airflow to child. The top portion never covers the child's head or face. The bottom has several openings to thread all harness systems safely. The buttons and zipper can be opened and used in any combination to fold the top unit up to child's chest level or rolled down to completely expose child's lower body and even feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Colleen Challenger Schropfer
  • Patent number: 8251457
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing the head and/or torso of a child by way of a belt securing system is provided. Adjustable head and torso supporting portions can be attached to the seat of a lightweight vehicle, such as a bike trailer, or an airplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Britton, Andreas Gehlen
  • Patent number: 8240772
    Abstract: A seatbelt holding structure that comprises a seat body 10 on which a seater is seated, a seatbelt 20 that restrains the seater seated on the seat body 10, and a belt cover 40 as a belt holding unit that holds the seatbelt 20 in a direction in which a seating space of the seat body 10 is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: COMBI Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Kawata, Shushi Hosoya
  • Publication number: 20120187732
    Abstract: The invention relates to a functional seat cover for placing on seating, in particular for children, comprising an approximately horizontal seat, an approximately vertical backrest, and two armrests, composed of washable textile material, wherein a quadrilateral seat surface can be placed on the seat, wherein the first edge of the seat surface is connected to a rear part, on which a backrest hood is formed, which backrest hood can be pulled over the back rest, and the second edge and fourth edge of the seat surface lying opposite each other are each connected to one armrest part, wherein each armrest part can be paced on an armrest, and the third edge of the seat surface is connected to a foot part, which can be suspended over the front edge of the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Claudia Lerm
  • Patent number: 8210610
    Abstract: A child seat for a juvenile product has a seating surface with a first section, a second section, and a seat bight region between the first and second sections. A lap belt is coupled to the child seat near the seat bight region. A first crotch strap is coupled to the child seat on the first section side of the seat bight region and is connectable to the lap belt in a first harness configuration rendering the first section as the seat bottom of the seating surface. The child seat has a removable pad insert with a second crotch strap. With the pad insert installed over the first section of the seating surface, the pad insert positions the second crotch strap on the second section side of the seat bight region. The second crotch strap is connectable to the lap belt in a second harness configuration rendering the second section as the seat bottom of the seating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Cindy L. Berkey, John (Jason) C. Arnold, IV
  • Publication number: 20120104813
    Abstract: A baby seat cover with a strap access panel. The pad is made of flexible fabric and has an approximately rectangular shaped cutout area centrally located on the surface of the pad. A fabric panel sized to fit within the boarders of the cut out portion of the pad is attached to the pad at its lower edge so that when the panel is in place within the cut out area, parallel slits are created in the pad for baby seat straps to protrude through. The panel has loop type fastening strips extending out from its top and sides and the edges of the cut out rectangular portion have mating hook type fasteners extending inward from the top and side edges of the cut out area. The pad has a plurality of centrally located horizontally disposed slots located at the lower portion of the pad to receive the crotch strap of the baby seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Chung B. Kim