Supplemental Seat (e.g., Child Seat, Etc.) Patents (Class 297/250.1)
  • Patent number: 11427114
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a car seat comprised of a base and a shell. The base includes a receiving portion and a backing portion. The seat shell includes a seat back and a seat bottom having a lower portion. The seat bottom interfaces with the receiving portion of the base. The seat shell is removably attached to the base and rotatable with respect to the base. The seat shell is selectively positionable between a plurality of orientations. A recline mechanism is configured to permit the seat shell to recline with respect to the base. The seat shell is selectively reclinable between a plurality of recline positions. The seat shell includes handles configured to independently unlock rotation of the seat shell with respect to the base. The lower portion of the seat shell includes an aperture configured to receive at least a portion of a projection of the base therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Evenflo Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles H. Keegan, Phillip Przybylo
  • Patent number: 11414603
    Abstract: A fireproof buffering structure includes a buffering plate and a fireproof plate attached thereto. A combustion rate of the fireproof plate is lower than that of the buffering plate. In contrast to conventional buffering structures, the fireproof buffering structure adopts the combined buffering plate and fireproof plate. The buffering plate has good impact absorbing capacity for providing a soft and comfortable seating environment and buffering and protection effects during a crash accident, and the fireproof plate can reduce the combustion rate of the integral structure when catching fire. Therefore, the fireproof buffering structure achieves the purposes of safety and comfort. The present application further discloses a supporting cushion apparatus which includes a covering member and the aforementioned fireproof buffering structure accommodated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Yong Chao Kou, Feng Xiang Yan, Jian Hui Liu
  • Patent number: 11401015
    Abstract: Summary, the system is a 3D pop-up or pop-out survival system. The system sometimes involves a device that is worn on a person. The device potentially includes an activation button that, when pressed, releases an inflatable or memory spring pop-up/pop-out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Peter J. Grossman
  • Patent number: 11390193
    Abstract: A top rod adjusting mechanism is disposed between a base and a top rod of a child safety seat. The top rod adjusting mechanism includes a transverse frame, a threaded rod and a nut. The transverse frame is movably disposed on the base and installed on the top rod. The threaded rod rotatably passes through one of the transverse frame and the base in axial limitation. The nut is installed on the other of the transverse frame and the base and threadedly sleeved on the threaded rod. When the threaded rod and the nut rotate relative to each other to generate relative sliding movement, the transverse frame drives the top rod to move relative to the base. The top rod adjusting mechanism has advantages of simple structure and easy operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Bambino Prezioso Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Xiaolong Mo
  • Patent number: 11383623
    Abstract: A support platform for a child car seat includes a carrier base configured to support a child car seat and a load leg pivotally attached to the carrier base about a hinge point to allow angular displacement between the load leg and the carrier base. The load leg includes a leg member having a first end pivotally connected to the carrier base at the hinge point, and a foot extending from a second end of the leg member and having a bottom surface configured to frictionally engage a floor of the vehicle at a contact point defined along the foot. A leg axis through the hinge point of the load leg and the contact point of the foot defines a load leg angle of between substantially 10° and substantially 25° relative to an axis extending substantially perpendicular to the floor of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Safest Seats LLC
    Inventor: Henry F. Thorne
  • Patent number: 11357332
    Abstract: An article of furniture includes a cushioned seating portion, a rigid panel configured adjacent to the cushioned seating portion, a first group of exciters configured on a surface of the rigid panel, and a controller communicatively coupled to the first and second plurality of exciters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SAMUELSON GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Mark Chalfin, Michael Adam Chalfin
  • Patent number: 11325507
    Abstract: A tether anchorage device for a swivel seat of a vehicle is provided. The device is configured such that an anchor including a horizontal bar and a vertical bar is mounted on a rear surface of the swivel seat, and a tether belt for fixing a baby seat is anchored to the anchor while being bound in a vertical direction as well as a horizontal direction of the swivel seat, so that the baby seat may be securely fixed to the swivel seat regardless of a rotating position of the swivel seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seung Kyu Kang, Dae Hyun Choi, Myeong Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11317736
    Abstract: Child care equipment with a seat can include a seat part forming an accommodating space for accommodating an infant. It can further include a crotch strap extending between thighs of the infant seated in the seat part and a pair of waist straps that restrains a waist of the infant. The child care equipment can also include a buckle connecting the crotch strap and the pair of waist straps. The buckle can include a pair of engaging members that are connected to the pair of waist straps. The buckle can also include an engaged member connected to the crotch strap. The engaging member can include a first magnet. The engaged member can include a second magnet that magnetically attracts the first magnet of the engaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Hitoshi Yabuuchi
  • Patent number: 11299074
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a child car seat configured to be installed in an associated vehicle using a safety belt of the associated vehicle. The child car seat is comprised of a shell and a belt lock off mechanism including a first arm movable between (a) an unlocked position in which the first arm is not configured to tension the safety belt of the associated vehicle, and (b) a locked position in which the first arm is configured to tension the safety belt of the associated vehicle. A second arm is configured to engage with and urge the first arm to move from the unlocked position to the locked position so as to tension the safety belt of the associated vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Cybex GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Douglas Goare, Jeffrey Douglas
  • Patent number: 11291311
    Abstract: The present floor seat apparatus includes a base, a seat removably seatable in the base, and a tray engagable to the base. The base may be used as a seat by itself, with or without the seat and with or without the tray. The base includes a post. The seat includes a post through opening that engages the post and positions the seat in the seat receptacle of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Gary T. Schultze
  • Mat
    Patent number: 11284728
    Abstract: A non-rigid, soft, portable and foldable baby changing mat (1) having a restraint system (18) for restraining movement of a baby (46) during nappy changing or dressing in which the restraint system (18) comprises a knee controllable restraint system (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: James Peter McCauley, Aileen Maria McCauley
  • Patent number: 11279267
    Abstract: A child restraint carrier includes a seat body, a headrest and a locking mechanism. The headrest is movably installed on the seat body. The locking mechanism is for allowing or restraining a movement of the headrest relative to the seat body. A position of the headrest relative to the seat body can be adjusted easily by the locking mechanism to fit a child. Therefore, the present invention has an advantage of easy adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Clyde S. Harmes, V, James M. F. Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 11260778
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat portion, a backrest assembly connected with the seat portion and including a first and a second portion slidably connected with each other and a third portion slidably connected with the second portion, and a backrest adjusting system carried with the backrest assembly and configured to provide a first stage of height adjustment where the first and second portions are locked with each other and the third portion is movable relative to the first and second portions for adjustment, and a second stage of height adjustment where the second portion is locked with the third portion and unlocked from the first portion so that the second portion and the third portion are movable in unison relative to the first portion for adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Xiao Song Duan
  • Patent number: 11225180
    Abstract: An automobile headrest includes a mounting component, a pillow portion detachably connected with the mounting component, a movable block provided with engaging protrusions arranged vertically, a side of the pillow portion adjacent to the mounting component is provided with a groove, at least part of the movable block is movably arranged in the groove, an end of the movable block disposed with the engaging protrusions is exposed from a groove opening of the groove, the pillow portion is provided with a vertically oriented slideway adjacent to the groove opening, the mounting component is provided with a sliding block matched with the slideway, the sliding block is provided with an engagement portion matched with the engaging protrusions, the sliding block is arranged in the slideway, the engaging protrusions are protruded from the groove opening and partially arranged in the engagement portion, when the pillow portion is connected with the mounting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN HUIMENG BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yan li Wang
  • Patent number: 11198380
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat shell having two sidewalls respectively provided at a left and a right side of the seat shell for restricting sideways movement of a child sitting on the seat shell, the two sidewalls including a first and a second sidewall, a buffering part movably connected with the seat shell, the buffering part being movable between a stowed position retracted toward the first sidewall and a deployed position protruding sideways from the first sidewall, a spring for biasing the buffering part toward the stowed position, and a latching mechanism including a latch carried with the buffering part, the latch being movable between a locking state for locking the buffering part in the deployed position and an unlocking state for unlocking the buffering part so that the buffering part is rotatable relative to the seat shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Zheng-Wen Guo
  • Patent number: 11186208
    Abstract: A child safety seat, including a headrest frame assembly and a seat frame assembly The seat frame assembly is matedly connected with the headrest frame assembly. The headrest frame assembly includes a headrest frame, an inner wall of the headrest frame is provided with a headrest polyurethane soft foam, the headrest polyurethane soft foam extends toward an outer wall of both sides of the headrest frame to form an everted rim, and the outer wall of the said headrest frame is provided with a headrest shell. The seat frame assembly includes a seat frame, an inner wall of the seat frame is provided with a seat polyurethane soft foam, the seat polyurethane soft foam extends toward an outer wall of both sides of the seat frame to form an everted rim, and the outer wall of the seat frame is provided with a seat shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BUTONG SAFETY TECHNOLOGY (NINGBO) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianhong Qian, Jianhong Yuan, Hangjian Qiu, Qianglong Fan, Mingjun Liu, Chaoyang Shen
  • Patent number: 11155188
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a child restraint system. The child restraint system includes a main body and an adjustable headrest assembly. The adjustable headrest assembly is installed on the main body. The adjustable headrest assembly includes at least one rail disposed on the main body. The head support portion is movably disposed on the at least one rail. A position of the head support portion can be adjusted by movement of the head support portion relative to the rail easily. Furthermore, the present invention further discloses a related adjustable headrest assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Kyle S Mason, David A Lehman
  • Patent number: 11124095
    Abstract: A harness locking mechanism for use with a child restraint seat is configurable between a locked state in which a harness cannot be removed from the seat and an unlocked seat in which the harness can be removed from the seat for cleaning or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Evenflo Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Douglas
  • Patent number: 11064815
    Abstract: A child safety seat, such as a car seat, booster seat, stroller seat, or high chair, can include a crotch buckle positioner that provides adjustability for the harness system as the child grows. The seat can include a seat bottom, a seat back, a harness system, and a crotch belt positioner. Crotch belt webbing, including a buckle, can extend up through a portion of the crotch belt positioner and is adjusted by the crotch belt positioner. The crotch belt positioner can be adjusted into multiple positions along the seat bottom. Adjusting the crotch belt positioner from a first position to a second position can adjust at least one of the length of the crotch belt webbing that extends about the top surface of the seat bottom and the position that the relational position that the crotch belt webbing extends up through crotch belt positioner with respect to the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph Christopher Webb
  • Patent number: 11059392
    Abstract: An apparatus for moving a seat cushion of a seat on which the operator sits includes a seat frame and a pan supporting the seat cushion that is movably supported on the seat frame for movement relative to the seat frame, such as forward-backward or tilting movement. A control panel is mounted to the pan at a forward end of the pan and accessible by the operator while seated on the seat cushion. The control panel includes a housing defining a ledge that is configured so that the operator can grasp underneath the ledge with the operator's hand, with the thumb at an upper face of the control panel. An actuator button is supported on the housing at the upper face of the control panel for actuation by the thumb of the operator while grasping the ledge. A mechanism is connected to the actuator button and is configured and operable upon actuation of the actuator button to permit movement of the pan relative to said seat frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Daniel J. Alexander
  • Patent number: 10966543
    Abstract: The present floor seat apparatus includes a base, a seat removably seatable in the base, and a tray engagable to the base. The base may be used as a seat by itself, with or without the seat and with or without the tray. The base includes a post. The seat includes a post through opening that engages the post and positions the seat in the seat receptacle of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Gary T. Schultze
  • Patent number: 10953774
    Abstract: The invention is an indicator means on a strap to provide a means of showing when slack in the strap is removed and/or tension is applied to the strap. The strap is secured with respect to an object at one end and to an anchor point at the other end and the indicator means shows visually that the strap has at least had all slack removed therefrom and where the indicator means is arranged to provide an indication from both sides of the strap to allow a visual indication of tension regardless of which direction the strap extends away from the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BRITAX CHILDCARE PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Wieslaw Maciejczyk
  • Patent number: 10946770
    Abstract: A vehicle safety system including a vehicle assembly, a communication assembly and a seat assembly is disclosed. The vehicle assembly includes a vehicle having a diagnostics port and an onboard vehicle computer. The communication assembly includes a communication device that plugs into the diagnostics port. The communications assembly includes a microprocessor and a wireless communication module. The seat assembly includes a seat cushion and a weight sensor. A child is to sit on the seat cushion during transportation. Once the vehicle is shut off, the weight sensor determines if any weight above a predetermined threshold is detected. If weight is detected and the vehicle is shut off then it is assumed that the child was mistakenly left in the vehicle unattended and alerts within the vehicle, due to the onboard vehicle computer, and to a mobile device of a user, due to the microprocessor and wireless communication module, are activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Charles Pate
  • Patent number: 10940778
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a headrest height adjustment mechanism for child safety seats, which comprises a backrest (1), a headrest (2) and an adjustment device (3); wherein the adjustment device comprises a limiting block (31), a spring (33), an adjustment bar (32) capable of sliding up and down inside the mounting chamber (21); the limiting block (31) has a blocking portion (311); the adjustment bar (32) has a driving portion (321); the spring (33) is disposed between the adjustment bar (32) and the headrest (2) and enables the adjustment bar (32) to have a trend to slide downward. Compared with the prior art, the headrest height adjustment mechanism for child safety seats is convenient for operation and has high reliability of locking and unlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ningbo Yuanyuan Auto Accessories Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xijiong Fu
  • Patent number: 10933779
    Abstract: A lateral protecting mechanism includes a protecting block, a locking component, a driving component and an operating component. The protecting block is pivotally disposed on a lateral portion of a child carrier. The locking component is slidably disposed on the lateral portion of the child carrier. The protecting block is allowed to pivotally switch between an unfolded position and a folded position when the locking component is located at a releasing position. The protecting block at the folded position is restrained from leaving from the folded position when the locking component is located at a locking position. The driving component is for driving the locking component to slidably switch between the locking position and the releasing position. The operating component is coupled to the driving component for driving the driving component to drive the locking component to slide to the locking position when the operating component is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Zong-Wang Cui
  • Patent number: 10926671
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a new method and apparatus for a ratchet tensioning mechanism. The apparatus uses a spring release mechanism to limit the torque applied via the tensioning device to a predetermined level. In an alternative configuration the limit of the tension could be adjusted by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Bobby Joseph Wilson, I, Paul Terpstra
  • Patent number: 10926672
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a child restraint system including a child restraint base and a child restraint carrier. The child restraint carrier is detachably installed on the child restraint base. The child restraint carrier includes a seat body, a headrest and a harness assembly. At least one first slot is formed on the seat body. The headrest is movably installed on the seat body. At least one second slot is formed on the headrest. The harness assembly includes at least one shoulder strap. The at least one shoulder strap slidably passes through the at least one first slot and the at least one second slot, and a height of the at least one shoulder strap is adjusted by movement of the headrest relative to the seat body when the headrest moves relative to the seat body. Therefore, the present invention has an advantage of easy adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Clyde S. Harmes V, James M. F. Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 10919418
    Abstract: A car seat with belt guide disposed at the side of the seat shell is for redirecting the shoulder belt when the car seat is installed on the vehicle seat, passed and fastened by the seat belt of the vehicle seat. The redirection of shoulder belt improves the symmetry of forces encountered by the vehicle seat and also improves the kinetics of the car seat during a crash. A break-away feature in the belt guide advantageously absorbs forces at different times during a crash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Gregory Sellers, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 10899279
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for securing an item for transport in a vehicle. The apparatus includes a tether anchor bezel, having a housing and a displaceable cover, a tether anchor held within the tether anchor bezel, and a hook carried on the displaceable cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Yilma, Saeed Chehade, James Cornell Weaver, Thomas J. Susko
  • Patent number: 10899252
    Abstract: The invention relates to a child safety seat (100) adapted to be secured with a safety belt (40) of a vehicle, comprising a seat shell (20) for receiving a child; and a seat base (10) for being placed on a seat of the vehicle. The seat base (10) comprises a base member (1) coupled to the seat shell (20); a pivoting component (2) connected pivotably to the base member (1); and an engaging member (3) configured to engage with the safety belt (40) of the vehicle, wherein the engaging member (3) is coupled to the pivoting component (2) such that a movement of the engaging member (3) in a certain direction relative to the base member (1) causes the pivoting component (2) to pivot away from the base member (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Britax Römer Kindersicherheit GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10897963
    Abstract: A tilt-lock adjuster system includes a tilt-lock adjuster that is used to tighten and loosen webbing. The tilt-lock adjuster includes an indicator configured to indicate when proper tension is applied to the webbing. The tilt-lock adjuster has a frame to which the indicator is slidably coupled and a web bar slidably coupled to the frame. The web bar is asymmetric for one way assembly with the frame. The web bar has a web engagement notch that is concave for enhancing locking of the webbing to the frame. The web bar has a frame guide slidably engaged to the frame. The frame defines a web opening in which the frame engagement ledge extends. The frame guide of the web bar includes a key guide foot. The frame has an orientation notch configured to receive the key guide foot of the web bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Indiana Mills & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Geist
  • Patent number: 10894490
    Abstract: A foldable restraint for a seat of a vehicle is disclosed and includes a body. The body includes a bottom side, a back side, and a spine connecting the bottom side and the back side to one another. The bottom side and the back side are configured to rotate towards one another to fold the foldable restraint into a stowed position and the bottom side and the back side rotate away from one another and into a deployed position. The foldable restraint also includes one or more upper engagement mechanisms connected to the back side of the foldable restraint and configured to releasably attach to a support structure of the seat of the vehicle. The foldable restraint also includes one or more lower engagement mechanisms connected to the seat side of the foldable restraint and configured to releasably attach to a support structure of the seat of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Daniel W. Booth, Michael G. Schuplin, Jr., Samuel Derian, Sarah E. Smith
  • Patent number: 10843597
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat shell having a backrest portion and a sidewall protruding forward from the backrest portion and having a first rod inside the seat shell, an adjustable headrest movable along the backrest portion, the headrest being fixedly connected with a second rod and a spacer that are located adjacent to each other, and a child restraining harness having a harness strap, the harness strap wrapping around the first rod and forming two folded strap portions that extend downward from the first rod, one of the two folded strap portions wrapping around the second rod, and the spacer being disposed between the two folded strap portions for preventing a contact between the two folded strap portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: David A. Lehman, Kyle S. Mason
  • Patent number: 10843605
    Abstract: A child car seat includes a seat bottom, a backrest extending upwardly from the seat bottom, and a movable headrest mounted to be moved on the backrest. The child car seat also includes a controller for changing the elevation of the movable headrest relative to the underlying seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason H. Johnson, Ersen Boran, Scott M. Holmecki, Gary E. Reuther, Nicholas B. Max
  • Patent number: 10829011
    Abstract: An anchor belt retractor system can be provided with a booster seat. The booster seat can include a booster seat base and optionally a seat back. The booster seat base can include a cavity or housing within which the anchor belt retractor system is housed. The anchor belt retractor system can include at least one spool or drum about which webbing can be wound. The system can also include a first anchor webbing having a first end coupled to the spool and a second end coupled to an anchor latch. The system can also include a second anchor webbing having a first end coupled to the spool and a second end coupled to a second anchor latch. The spool or drum can be spring-biased to take up any slack in the first and second anchor webbings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Laurence Campbell, Andrew Phillip Kitchens
  • Patent number: 10807506
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back comprising a backrest and an adjustable headrest. The juvenile vehicle seat also includes a mount for the adjustable headrest. The mount is coupled to the backrest to support the adjustable headrest for movement relative to the backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean R. Denbo, Jason H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10730412
    Abstract: The invention relates to a child seat for attaching to a motor vehicle seat, comprising a seat element as well as at least one support leg for supporting the child seat on a ground surface, in particular the footwell of the motor vehicle, wherein a display device is provided that is designed to display a ground contact of the support leg with the ground surface, in particular footwell, wherein the support leg has at least one upper telescopic section and a lower telescopic section, which can be moved against one another for lengthening and shortening the support leg, wherein an operative connection is present between the lower telescopic section and the display device, which is designed such that a shifting of the lower section in relation to the upper section leads to a releasing of the display device due to a ground contact of a support leg end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CYBEX GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Pos
  • Patent number: 10730414
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a child car seat comprised of a shell and an adjustable assembly including a headrest member and a backrest member mounted for sliding movement relative to the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: EVENFLO COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Brian R. Pleiman, Andrew R. Davis
  • Patent number: 10703244
    Abstract: A motor vehicle seat with an integrated child seat comprises inflatable chambers that can be brought from a compressed air source. The child seat includes air chambers that are inflatable in multiple, e.g., three, stages, and which are fixed, e.g., adhesively bonded or stitched, to the surface of the motor vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Markus Reith
  • Patent number: 10703231
    Abstract: A child restraint includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back includes a backrest and a headrest that is mounted for up-and-down movement on the backrest toward and away from the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Sanford, Kurt Nygren, Gordon Woods
  • Patent number: 10653250
    Abstract: The present floor seat apparatus includes a base, a seat removably seatable in the base, and a tray engagable to the base. The base may be used as a seat by itself, with or without the seat and with or without the tray. The base includes a post. The seat includes a post through opening that engages the post and positions the seat in the seat receptacle of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Gary T. Schultze
  • Patent number: 10640018
    Abstract: A child restraint includes a juvenile seat and a child-restraint harness coupled to the juvenile seat. A harness mover is coupled to the seat and harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Devin J. Coakley, Grant M. Mason, Mei-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10632871
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat shell, a headrest, a guiding component, slidably coupled to the seat shell, for guiding a strap of an integral harness system, and an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the height of the headrest. The adjustment mechanism includes a coupling element which is configured to be placed in a first and a second configuration, and, when placed in the first configuration, the coupling element couples the headrest with the guiding component such as to allow for movement of the headrest together with the guiding component relative to the seat shell. When placed in the second configuration, the coupling element couples the seat shell with the guiding component to prevent the guiding component from movement relative to the seat shell and to allow for movement of the headrest relative to the seat shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schmitz, Richard Henseler
  • Patent number: 10604034
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a support base, a seat shell disposed on the support base and having a front end provided with an opening, a harness system for restraining a child, and a release actuator. The harness system includes a locking device that is concealed inside the child safety seat and has a clamping member, and an adjustment strap passing through the locking device and extending outside the seat shell through the opening, an inner portion of the adjustment strap extending inside the child safety seat between the locking device and the opening. The locking device has a release state where the clamping member unclamps the adjustment strap, and a locking state where the clamping member clamps the adjustment strap. The release actuator is configured to operatively connect with the locking device, and is operable to switch the locking device from the locking state to the release state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Kyle S. Mason, David A. Lehman
  • Patent number: 10589645
    Abstract: Various solutions to make use of the lateral space of the rear seats in a vehicle. A first embodiment comprises a side module with: a first main body, in a longitudinal direction; first fixing means solidly joined to the first main body, so as to fix it to vehicle rings fixed to the vehicle; and a first adapter, which in turn comprises: a first adapter body, oriented in the longitudinal direction, and linked to the first main body, relative to which it is longitudinally movable; second fixing means, solidly joined to the first adapter body, for being fixed to object anchors mounted on the object; and first regulation means for enabling a selective fixation of the first adapter body in a desired position relative to the first main body in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Jose Lagunar Herranz
  • Patent number: 10589644
    Abstract: An apparatus for a child safety seat is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a releasable connector configured to engage with an anchoring point provided in a vehicle to secure the child safety seat to the vehicle, wherein the releasable connector is movable relative to the child safety seat in a first direction; the apparatus further comprises a braking element coupled to the releasable connector and configured to decelerate a movement of the releasable connector in the first direction if an accelerating force acting on the releasable connector in the first direction exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC
    Inventors: Richard Henseler, Richard Frank
  • Patent number: 10589643
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat base and a belt-positioning seat. The seat base has a bottom surface suitable for placement on a vehicle seat, and two armrests protruding upward from an upper surface of the seat base. The belt-positioning seat is installable in a receiving region of the seat base between the two armrests and removable therefrom for independent use, the belt-positioning seat including a seat body having a bottom surface adapted to be placed on a vehicle seat, and a belt guide connected with the seat body, the belt guide having a deployed position protruding upward from the seat body and a storage position stowed in a storage cavity in the seat body, the belt-positioning seat being placed in the receiving region of the seat base with the belt guide in the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Daniel A. Sack, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Ryan N. Miller, John Huntley
  • Patent number: 10576849
    Abstract: A child safety seat is for use on a vehicle seat. The vehicle seat has two anchors. The child safety seat includes a seat back, a seat bottom, and a latch belt. The seat bottom is connected to the seat back for cooperatively providing a seating space with the seat back. The latch belt has a connection strap, first and second branch straps extending from the connection strap, and two latches respectively connected to the first and second branch straps. The connection strap is connected to the seat back and is routed around the seat back together with the first and second branch straps, so as to make the two latches located at two lateral sides of the seat back respectively to be detachably engaged with the two anchors for fixing the child safety seat on the vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: David Andrew Lehman, Kyle S. Mason
  • Patent number: 10576926
    Abstract: A safety belt central adjuster, which has a main body, a press plate and a connecting piece, wherein the press plate and the main body are connected in a hinged mode through the connecting piece, and the press plate can rotate around the connecting piece; at least one spring mechanism used for ensuring the tightening force of the press plate is arranged at the hinged joint of the press plate and the main body, and a ratchet part is arranged at the lower end of the press plate and provided with round sharp reverse teeth; the ratchet part disengages from the main body, and a channel allowing a safety belt to stretch therein is formed between the ratchet part and the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NINGBO SOTER SAFETY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Hongchi Liu, Yi Zhu, Qinbing Ma
  • Patent number: 10493875
    Abstract: A vehicle seat comprises: a seatback pad that configures a cushion member of a seatback, with an opening into which a connector of a child seat can be inserted from a seat front formed so as to penetrate through a lower end section of the seatback pad in a seat front-rear direction, and a front end of the opening having a width along a seat width direction that is narrower than a seat width direction width of the connector; a connection member that is provided at a seat rear side with respect to the front end of the opening, and to which the connector inserted into the opening is to be connected; and an elastic member that is provided at the seatback pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichiro Fujiwara, Ryousuke Tanaka, Masaharu Sanpei