Supplemental Seat (e.g., Child Seat, Etc.) Patents (Class 297/250.1)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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