Supplemental Seat (e.g., Child Seat, Etc.) Patents (Class 297/250.1)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10479235
    Abstract: The infant car seat with massaging capabilities is adapted for use with a child. The infant car seat with massaging capabilities is configured for use in inducing a child to sleep. The infant car seat with massaging capabilities comprises a child safety seat, an electrical system, a plurality of vibrating motors, and a plurality of speakers. The electrical system, the plurality of vibrating motors, and the plurality of speakers are attached to the child safety seat. The child is placed in the child safety seat. The plurality of vibrating motors massage the child in a manner that soothes and relaxes the child. The plurality of speakers generate an audible sound that soothes and relaxes the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Helen Stroud
  • Patent number: 10442324
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a child seat for receiving a child, and a support base for supporting the child seat, the child seat being detachably installable on the support base. The support base includes a shell body having an end and a bottom surface, and an extension part disposed adjacent to the end of the shell body and having a foremost end surface. The child safety seat is positionable on a vehicle seat with the foremost end surface in contact with a seatback of the vehicle seat, the extension part being movable relative to the shell body substantially parallel to the bottom surface between a first and a second position, the foremost end surface being adjacent to the end of the shell body in the first position and deployed away from the end of the shell body in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Pacella
  • Patent number: 10414297
    Abstract: A child car seat for attaching to a motor vehicle seat, said child car seat comprising a seat element, in particular a seat shell, and a side impact protection element which preferably comprises a folding element and can be moved from a resting position situated in particular within a standard width into a functional position situated in particular outside of the resting position and vice versa, wherein the child car seat has a position-changing device which is designed in such a way that the position-changing device automatically moves the side impact protection element from its resting position or an intermediate position between the resting position and the functional position into its functional position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CYBEX GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Pos
  • Patent number: 10413085
    Abstract: An adjusting mechanism includes a first engaging component, a second engaging component and a third engaging component is applied to a child carrier including a supporting component and a seating component. The first engaging component is detachably disposed on the supporting component. The second engaging component is disposed on the seating component. The third engaging component is movably located between the first engaging component and the second engaging component in a switchable manner. The second engaging component drives the third engaging component to move between a first position and a second position. The third engaging component moves to the first position to engage with the first engaging component so as to constrain relative movement between the seating component and the supporting component. The third engaging component moves to the second position to be separated from the first engaging component and the seating component can rotate relative to the supporting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Robert E. Haut
  • Patent number: 10406953
    Abstract: An attachment of a surface cover to a seat back in a vehicle seat having through-holes is described. A bucket seat includes a pad provided with through-holes, a surface cover configured to cover a front surface of the pad, and a back frame disposed on a back side of the pad. The back frame includes: a support portion provided with through-holes positioned to face the first through-holes, the support portion being configured to support the pad; and retaining portions provided around the through-holes and configured to retain hooks of the surface cover. The support portion and the retaining portions are integrally molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Tokumoto, Jeff Finni, Jake Anderson, Katsuhiro Kiya
  • Patent number: 10384570
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a seatback having a top end portion; a retainer attached to the top end portion; a tether attachment bracket movable between a first position retained by the retainer and a second position below the first position along the seatback; and a spring coupled to the seatback and the tether attachment bracket and biasing the tether attachment bracket to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Michael Pline
  • Patent number: 10363842
    Abstract: A child restraint includes a seat-support frame adapted to set on a passenger seat and retained on the passenger seat using an anchor belt. A juvenile seat included in the child restraint is configured to be mounted in a stationary position on the seat-support frame. The anchor belt can be a lap belt associated with the passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Anderson, David A. Lehman, Mei-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10315536
    Abstract: The Seat Belt Holding clip is for holding the seat belt straps out of the way when placing individuals in and out of car seats and chairs. The Seat Belt Holding Clip's purpose is to help people with seat belt issues and keep it out of the way when not in use. It will work for harnesses or over the shoulder seat belts and can easily access the seat belt and secure it when needed. The Seat Belt Holder is primarily used for all types of car seats and devices with harnesses. The gripping clamp is used to hoist the belt out of the way by holding the belt itself and can be released by pressing the squeeze handles. The strap attached to the Seat Belt Holder is to attach the device to any particular object that it will be used on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Amarys Ites Joseph
  • Patent number: 10315538
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat shell, an extension member and a foot. The seat shell has a bottom surface capable of resting stably on a vehicle seat. The extension member is connected with the seat shell, and is configurable between a first position where a forward end of the extension member extends forward from a front end of the seat shell, and a second position where the extension member is retracted toward the seat shell. The foot is connected with the seat shell and is disposed adjacent to the bottom surface of the seat shell, the foot being movably linked to the extension member. The foot and the seat shell are movable relative to each other to adjust the seat shell between at least a first and a second angular position, the second angular position being reclined rearward relative to the first angular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: James M. F. Hutchinson, Robert E. Haut, Kyle S. Mason
  • Patent number: 10293782
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a seatbelt reminder are provided. The method includes determining whether a seat is occupied, in response to determining that the seat is occupied, determining whether a seatbelt corresponding to the seat is buckled, in response to determining that the seatbelt corresponding to the seat is unbuckled, determining whether a latch anchor corresponding to the seat is engaged, and in response to determining that the latch anchor corresponding to the seat is unengaged, outputting a seatbelt reminder notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Carl N Schaub, Orhan Demirovic, Thomas P Deming, Hong Tang, Bongkyu Park, Jaywan Kim
  • Patent number: 10279774
    Abstract: A back frame structure for a vehicle seat includes a side frame extending in an up-down direction, wherein a webbing is disposed in the vehicle seat, and in a plan view, a direction along which a geometrical-moment of inertia of the side frame is at a maximum inclines toward an inner side of the vehicle seat with respect to a front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mizobata, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Fumitoshi Akaike
  • Patent number: 10266078
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat shell and an extension member. The seat shell has a seat portion and a backrest, the seat portion having a front end opposite to the backrest. The extension member is pivotally connected with the seat shell, and is rotatable relative to the seat shell between a retracted position where the extension member is stowed in the seat shell and a deployed position where the extension member deploys forward beyond the front end of the seat shell to expand a leg room at a front of the child safety seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: WONDERLAND NURSERYGOODS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kyle S. Mason, James M. F. Hutchinson, Robert E. Haut, Curtis M. F. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 10259356
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat body, an armrest, and an actuating mechanism. The seat body includes a seat base. The armrest has a first engaging portion. The actuating mechanism is disposed on the seat body. The actuating mechanism has an actuating portion and a second engaging portion. The actuating portion is exposed from the seat body. The second engaging portion is engaged with the first engaging portion when the armrest is disposed on the seat base. The second engaging portion is disengaged from the first engaging portion when the actuating portion is actuated to move the actuating mechanism, such that the armrest is able to be detached from the seat base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: David Andrew Lehman, Kyle S. Mason, R Scott Anderson
  • Patent number: 10173554
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a special structure for child safety seats intended to be used in motor vehicles that significantly reinforces them in order to resist, with greater guarantees, the crash or collision to which vehicles are exposed, both in the event of colliding with another vehicle and in the event of colliding with a certain obstacle. This new and advantageous structure for child safety seats comprises a seat rest, a backrest, two sides and a headrest, formed by a rigid frame. More specifically, it basically comprises a base frame, a backwards frame tilted joined at the bottom to the front part of the base frame and a vertical support solidly connected to the base frame and to the tilted frame, whose frame receives the coupling of components that constitute the support of the constituent parts of the seat, such as the base, sides and headrest, whose parts are formed from blocks of pressure-absorbing lightweight material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: JANE, S.A.
    Inventor: Manuel Jane Santamaria
  • Patent number: 10112508
    Abstract: A harness booster car seat that is separable into a separately usable backless booster and a backrest booster that may or may not include a harness thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: EVENFLO COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Ralph Pleiman, Alan Ball, Andrew R. Davis
  • Patent number: 10081273
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back extending upwardly from the seat bottom. The juvenile vehicle seat is adapted to be used in a harness mode in which a seated child is restrained by a harness coupled to the seat bottom and back. The juvenile vehicle seat is also adapted to be used in a booster mode in which a seated child is restrained by lap and shoulder portions of a vehicle seat belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason H. Johnson, Mei-Hui Lin, Sean R. Denbo
  • Patent number: 10071654
    Abstract: The Baby Alert Car Seat Alarm—Smart Car Seat, is a device or smart car seat that detects the presence of a baby or child placed, or secured in a car seat, within the vehicle, before and after the driver of the vehicle has reached his/her destination; and, after the ignition is turned off, alerts the driver of the vehicle that the baby or child remains place or secured in a car seat within the vehicle; or, once the baby or child is placed, or secured in a car seat, within the vehicle, if the ignition is not turned on within a preset time, the Baby Alert Car Seat Alarm—Smart Car Seat will alert the driver of the vehicle that a baby or child remains placed or secured in a car seat within the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Mcleanics Technology Corporation
    Inventors: James Edward Mclean, Jr., Edward D. Mclean
  • Patent number: 9986850
    Abstract: A convertible highchair assembly includes a seat frame, a booster seat detachably installable on the seat frame, a tray detachably mountable on the booster seat and having a plurality of sockets, and a plurality of leg extensions selectively attachable to any of the support frame portion and the tray, each of the leg extensions having a connecting end. The seat frame includes a support frame portion and a seat portion affixed with each other, the seat portion being adapted to receive a child. The connecting ends of the leg extensions are attached to the support frame portion for configuring a highchair, and the connecting ends of the leg extensions are respectively inserted into the sockets while the tray is removed from the booster seat for configuring a standalone table, the leg extensions providing standing support for the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Robert E. Haut, Anthony V. Ruggiero, Colin P. Hansel, Curtis M. Hartenstine
  • Patent number: 9981583
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle seat that includes a seat cushion and a seat back between which an arm provided at a rear side of a child seat is insertable to thereby allow the child seat to be attached to the vehicle seat. The seat cushion includes a seat cushion pad and an outer covering with which the seat cushion pad is covered, wherein the seat cushion pad has a recess for the arm to be inserted therein, the recess being provided at a rear region of an upper surface thereof. The outer covering is configured to extend along a surface of the recess such that the recess is entirely coated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: So Iwakata, Yasuhiro Tsuji, Kenro Azuma
  • Patent number: 9981581
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a cover member that covers an ISOFIX anchor for fixing a child seat; an intermediate portion that is exposed at a position between the cover member and the ISOFIX anchor in a state where the cover member is opened; and a stopper that retains the cover member in a state where the cover member is opened, wherein the stopper has an engagement part and an abutting part, wherein the engagement part of the stopper is detachably engaged with at least one of the rear surface and the intermediate portion in a state where the cover member is opened, and wherein the abutting part of the stopper abuts on the other of the rear surface and the intermediate portion so as to prevent the cover member from being moved in a closing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Okuhara, Shinya Ito, Hirotaka Kato, Taku Imajo
  • Patent number: 9963051
    Abstract: A child seat including a tensioning mechanism for applying tension to a seat belt to more fully secure the child seat to a vehicle seat is provided herein. The child seat, which may be front- and/or rear-facing, includes a seat base defining a seat portion and a backrest portion. The seat base can receive an untensioned belt to secure the child seat to a vehicle seat in an untensioned configuration. A tensioning mechanism attached to the backrest portion and is rotatable between a first position substantially adjacent to the backrest portion and a second position disposed therefrom. In the second position, the tensioning mechanism can receive a portion of the belt. In the first position, the tensioning mechanism applies tension to the portion of the received belt to secure the child seat to the vehicle seat in a tensioned configuration. Methods of manufacturing child seats are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC.
    Inventors: Lynn Curtis Strong, Mark Gunter, Scott Alan Reed
  • Patent number: 9950643
    Abstract: In a rear structure of a vehicle body, a rear bulkhead is erected from a floor panel and the erected rear bulkhead is coupled to a vehicle body to separate a passenger compartment from a cargo compartment. First seat anchors are coupled to the rear bulkhead using multiple rivets. Second seat anchors are coupled to the rear bulkhead using multiple rivets. The first seat anchors and the second seat anchors support a child seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeo Ishijima
  • Patent number: 9878643
    Abstract: A child restraint includes a juvenile vehicle seat and a headrest. The headrest is mounted for up-and-down movement on a seat back included in the juvenile vehicle seat. A releasable lock is provided to retain the headrest in more than one selected position on the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason H Johnson, Kyle M Franke, Sean R Denbo
  • Patent number: 9873358
    Abstract: A locking device for a baby car seat for cooperating with a locking rod on a car seat to connect the baby car seat to the car seat is disclosed, the locking device including: an installation rack, a locking member rotatably connected to the installation rack via a first shaft, the installation rack being provided with a locking groove for receiving the locking rod, and the locking member being provided with a locking hook for hooking the locking rod and locking the locking rod in the locking groove. The locking device further includes a button and a stopping block movably provided on the installation rack along a length direction of the installation rack, the button including a driving pin, the locking member provided with a driving groove in which the driving pin is movably inserted, the locking member being driven to rotate about the first shaft when the button moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: GOODBABY CHILD PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaoguang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9862399
    Abstract: A dolly that connects to a child car seat to form a stroller. A connection axle includes a connection mechanism that connects the connection axle to preexisting features on the child car seat. Two wheels are rotatably connected to the connection axle. A handle attachment piece is rigidly connected to the connection axle. A handle is connected to the handle attachment piece. In a preferred embodiment the child car seat is slip fit onto the connection axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Edvin R. Perez, Michelle O Perez
  • Patent number: 9789791
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat shell having a seat portion and a backrest, the seat portion having a front end opposite to the backrest, and an extension member connected with the seat shell and having a forward end. The extension member is configurable between a first position where the forward end deploys forward away from the front end of the seat shell, and a second position in which the extension member is retracted toward or removed from the seat shell. The child safety seat has a rear facing configuration of installation, and the forward end of the extension member when in the first position is configured to provide abuttal contact against a seatback of the vehicle seat in the rear facing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: James M. F. Hutchinson, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Kyle S. Mason, Gregory S. Sellers, Robert E. Haut
  • Patent number: 9725017
    Abstract: A vehicle seat with a child seat may have an engagement member, comprising anchors to hold the child seat. Each anchor may have a pair of left and right side bars and a front bar coupled to the side bars. The front bars are engaged with the engagement member. The side bars are secured by brackets to a connecting pipe of the seat cushion or the seatback. Each recess may be made in a pad. A trim cover may have openings each above the recess. The engagement member may have a bifurcated shape and has a groove engaged with the front bar. The connecting members, having one end connected to a trim cover terminal behind the opening and the other end engaged with the bracket, may be wound around the connecting pipe and stretched between the bracket and the trim cover terminal, each drawing the terminal into the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Imayou, Toshiki Igarashi, Masaaki Honda, Yayoi Hirano
  • Patent number: 9610870
    Abstract: A child's seat (1), in particular a child's seat (1) for use in an automobile (2), is described. The child's seat comprising: a seat portion (3) which is connectable with, or connected to, or is integrally formed with a base piece (10). The base piece (10) or seat portion (3) when the seat portion (3) and base piece (10) are integrally formed, being provided with one or more Isofix connectors (11) for direct attachment to complementary connector components (12) in the automobile (2). The seat (1) further comprising at least one belt (30, 50) which is provided in the seat portion (3) and which is either in direct connection with the Isofix connectors (11) when the base piece (10) and seat portion (3) are integrally formed, or is in direct connection with the base piece (10) after engagement of the seat portion (3) and the base piece (10), so as to provide a direct attachment path through to the Isofix connectors (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: CYBEX INDUSTRIAL LTD.
    Inventor: Martin Pos
  • Patent number: 9610868
    Abstract: A lateral protecting mechanism is disposed on a lateral wing of a child safety seat. The lateral protecting mechanism includes a lateral protecting block and a protecting component. An end of the lateral protecting block is pivoted to the lateral wing. The lateral protecting block is movable between a using position and a folding position. The protecting component is slidably disposed on the other end of the lateral protecting block. The protecting component protrudes from a side of the lateral protecting block and is located between the lateral wing and the lateral protecting block when the lateral protecting block rotates away from the lateral wing and is located at the using position, and the protecting component is received in the side of the lateral protecting block when the lateral protecting block rotates toward the lateral wing and is located at the folding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: BP Children's Products HK Co., Limited
    Inventor: Da Liang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9604554
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seatback. The juvenile vehicle seat also includes a child-restraint harness coupled to the seat bottom and seatback to restrain a juvenile seated on the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Francois Renaudin, Nicolas Garnier, Nicolas Pasquier, David M. Amirault, Ward A. Fritz, Walter S. Bezaniuk, Dana E. Chicca, Andrew W. Marsden, Joseph D. Langley
  • Patent number: 9586504
    Abstract: A child seat including a tensioning mechanism for applying tension to a seat belt to more fully secure the child seat to a vehicle seat is provided herein. The child seat, which may be front- and/or rear-facing, includes a seat base defining a seat portion and a backrest portion. The seat base can receive an untensioned belt to secure the child seat to a vehicle seat in an untensioned configuration. A tensioning mechanism attached to the backrest portion and is rotatable between a first position substantially adjacent to the backrest portion and a second position disposed therefrom. In the second position, the tensioning mechanism can receive a portion of the belt. In the first position, the tensioning mechanism applies tension to the portion of the received belt to secure the child seat to the vehicle seat in a tensioned configuration. Methods of manufacturing child seats are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC.
    Inventors: Lynn Curtis Strong, Mark Gunter, Scott Alan Reed
  • Patent number: 9573496
    Abstract: A vehicle safety seat and infant carrier system allowing height adjustment of a shoulder harness strap without rethreading the harness strap through the seat. A positioning member is normally biased out of engagement with a toothed rail, allowing a harness strap carried by the positioning member to be adjusted up or down to fit the size of a child. As the harness strap is pulled tight, the positioning member is brought into engagement with the toothed rail, fixing the position of the strap relative to the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Scott R. Spence, Jacob Sclare, Michael A. Dotsey, Noah E. Dingler, Patrick B. Nolan
  • Patent number: 9573495
    Abstract: A high back booster seat or child restraint designed to be used by a child during transport in vehicles or transport elements such as, for example, a car, bus, airplane and similar, which high back booster seat or child restraint is provided with a seat cushion with a rear part arranged to be located next to a back support in the vehicle or transport element. In the region of the rear part of the seat cushion (1) of the high back booster seat or child restraint on at least one side of the high back booster seat or child restraint there is arranged an illumination arrangement (7) built into the high back booster seat or child restraint, arranged to illuminate the region at the side of the high back booster seat or child restraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAKTA AB
    Inventor: Ann Haggmark-Bell
  • Patent number: 9498070
    Abstract: An adjustable height child booster seat including a seat and a base configured to be placed on an elevated surface above ground. The seat may be rotated relative to the base to move the seat and the base relative to each other in to adjust the booster seat to a desired height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Gary K. Michelson
  • Patent number: 9499074
    Abstract: A child seat including a tensioning mechanism for applying tension to a seat belt to more fully secure the child seat to a vehicle seat is provided herein. The child seat, which may be front- and/or rear-facing, includes a seat base defining a seat portion and a backrest portion. The seat base can receive an untensioned belt to secure the child seat to a vehicle seat in an untensioned configuration. A tensioning mechanism attached to the backrest portion and is rotatable between a first position substantially adjacent to the backrest portion and a second position disposed therefrom. In the second position, the tensioning mechanism can receive a portion of the belt. In the first position, the tensioning mechanism applies tension to the portion of the received belt to secure the child seat to the vehicle seat in a tensioned configuration. Methods of manufacturing child seats are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC.
    Inventors: Lynn Curtis Strong, Mark Gunter, Scott Alan Reed
  • Patent number: 9481271
    Abstract: A child seat includes a seat shell, a retractor assembly connected with the seat shell, two anchor strap portions extending outward from a rear of the seat shell, and an adjustment strap extending outside the seat shell. Each of the two anchor straps is provided with a fastener operable to attach with an anchor structure of a vehicle. The two anchor strap portions extend outward from a rear of the seat shell, and are provided with two fasteners operable to attach with an anchor structure of a vehicle, the anchor strap portions being connected with the retractor assembly. The adjustment strap is operable to actuate the retractor assembly to retract the anchor strap portions toward an interior of the seat shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Curtis M. Hartenstine, Michael H. Gillett, Sharon A. Gillett
  • Patent number: 9462894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a child carrier comprising: a child harness mounted on a backboard (2) that is rigid at least in part. The backboard (2) comprises at least one fastening (1) arranged in use to attach the carrier to a user in a seat restraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Juliette Whiting, Sharon Cave
  • Patent number: 9415707
    Abstract: An adjusting mechanism for a height adjustable headrest of a child safety seat includes an actuator and a locking device. The child safety seat includes a seat shell and a headrest. The headrest is slidably mounted to the seat shell for up-and-down movement. The locking device is configured to releasably lock the headrest at a selected height. The actuator is configured to allow the locking device to be released by actuation of the actuator, thus allowing the height of the headrest to be adjusted. The actuator is positioned between the headrest and the seat shell and is configured to project above the headrest. The locking device includes a first component mounted to the seat shell and a second component mounted to the headrest. The second component is configured to releasably engage with the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Böhm
  • Patent number: 9399416
    Abstract: A child seat includes a seat portion and an anchoring harness. The seat portion has a lower surface facing downward, an upper surface facing upward for providing sitting support, a rear edge defining a rear border of the lower and upper surfaces, and a slot formed through the seat portion and opened on the lower and upper surfaces, the slot being located adjacent to the rear edge. The anchoring harness is routed through the slot and extends outward on the lower and upper surfaces. The anchoring harness includes a first and a second end, the first end having a fastener operable to attach with an external anchorage fixture, and the second end being positioned across the slot adjacent to the upper or lower surface, the second end being in obstructing contact against a region of the seat portion around the slot to retain the anchoring harness with the seat portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Ching-Ming Cheng, Yu-Ya Su
  • Patent number: 9346377
    Abstract: A child safety seat is provided with a backrest including parallel first and second recesses; a head rest including first and second projections slidable in the first and second recesses respectively, and top first and second holes; an adjustment plate including side slots; a pressing plate on bottom ends of the first and second recesses; first and second trigger rods between the backrest and the head rest wherein the first trigger rod includes a bottom tab member moveable in one slot, and a top finger tab; the second trigger rod includes a bottom tab member moveable in the other opposite slot, and a top finger tab; and the finger tab of the first trigger rod projects out of the first hole and the finger tab of the second trigger rod projects out of the second hole; and a biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: MAX-INF(NINGBO)BABY PRODUCT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lihong Xu