Collapsible Or Foldable Unit Patents (Class 297/255)
  • Patent number: 10555588
    Abstract: An adjustable luggage trunk stroller with seat cushion is provided. The luggage trunk stroller has an innovative structure, comprising a casing, a rod assembly, a seat cushion and a seat belt. As comparing to the conventional structure, the casing can be manually rotated for changing the tilt angle of the casing at 0˜90 degrees and fastened to a certain position with the coordination of the rod assembly. When disposing the casing at a certain angle, the seat cushion can be swayed and extended for an infant to sit. Or, when the casing is disposed in a horizontal planar state, the seat cushion can be swayed and folded for the infant to lie flat. Thus, the luggage trunk stroller is capable of carrying the infant during walking. The luggage and the infant can be carried at the same time for effectively improving the added value of the luggage trunk stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Tongsen Guo
  • Patent number: 10315539
    Abstract: A child restraint is adapted to set on a passenger seat in a vehicle. The child restraint includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The child restraint can be anchored to the vehicle using a LATCH belt. A vehicle seat belt can also be used to anchor the child restraint to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Oswald, Mei-Hui Lin, Devin J. Coakley, Ryan Hawker, Jason H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9272641
    Abstract: A child seat includes a seat shell having an anchor strap made of a continuous web material, and a lock. The anchor strap has two end portions, and an intermediate portion between the two end portions. The two end portions are located at the rear of the seat shell and are respectively provided with fasteners operable to attach with an anchor structure of a vehicle, and the intermediate portion is folded over to define two segments of the web material. The lock can releasibly clamp a portion of the two segments, the intermediate portion extending outward from the lock to define a looped tab. Moreover, an interior of the seat shell can have a strap guiding structure including two sidewalls between which is defined a passage for the web material. The two sidewalls are substantially close to each other to prevent twisting of the web material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Curtis M. Hartenstine, Michael A. Gillett, Sharon A. Gillett
  • Patent number: 9233630
    Abstract: A belt-positioning booster seat is adapted to be positioned on a passenger seat included in a vehicle and to support a child seated on the passenger seat. The belt-positioning booster seat includes a seat pad to elevate a child above a seat bottom of the passenger seat along with left and right belt guides adapted to receive a lap belt that extends over a child seated on the seat pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David M Amirault, Kelley L Clayburn, Meihui Lin
  • Patent number: 8950808
    Abstract: An infant chair includes a frame having a seat portion and a base portion that are pivotally connected to each other so as to be movable between an expanded position and a collapsed position. A locking mechanism is operable to lock the frame in the expanded position. Further, a cover is configured to substantially cover the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Kummerfeld, Paul Fair
  • Patent number: 8905477
    Abstract: An inflatable child seat for use in an airplane having a base panel having at least one inflatable air chamber is provided. The inflatable child seat also includes two side panels, each of which have at least one inflatable air chamber. Both side panels are connected to the base panel. A back panel is further provided, having at least one inflatable air chamber, and is connected to the two side panels and the base panel. The back panel is disposed at an angle relative to the base panel. The inflatable child seat also has a belt configured to restrain a child in the seat. The inflatable child seat additionally has a cavity disposed in the back panel and is configured for receiving a seat belt from an airplane or car seat for securing the child seat to the airplane or car seat. The inflatable child seat is provided with at least one port that is in communication with one or more of the air chambers and serves as the means for inflating and deflating these chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew E. Curto
  • Patent number: 8888175
    Abstract: A pod assembly for use in an aircraft that includes a seat with a seat bottom and a seat back, a shell that at least partially surrounds the seat, and a bed associated with the shell. The bed is movable between a stowed position and a deployed position where the bed is generally flat. The bed is supported by the shell in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Zodiac Seat Shells US LLC
    Inventors: Elijah Dobrusin, Nevenka Prijic, Eric Long, Scott Savian
  • Patent number: 8764109
    Abstract: An infant chair includes a frame having a seat portion and a base portion that are pivotally connected to each other so as to be movable between an expanded position and a collapsed position. A locking mechanism is operable to lock the frame in the expanded position. Further, a cover is configured to substantially cover the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Kummerfeld, Paul Fair
  • Patent number: 8579372
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a child seat for rearward facing use in a vehicle. The child seat includes an inflatable seating cushion chamber; an inflatable back part chamber; and inflatable side part chambers. The chambers are interconnected such that they form a continuous inflatable volume that require only a single port for inflation and deflation. The chambers are constructed out of a non-permeable fabric that maintains a constant separation between at least two non-permeable fabric surfaces when inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Bjoern Wessman, Kolita Mendis, Robert Johnston
  • Patent number: 8528983
    Abstract: An inflatable child seat for use in an airplane having a base panel having at least one inflatable air chamber is provided. The inflatable child seat also includes two side panels, each of which have at least one inflatable air chamber. Both side panels are connected to the base panel. A back panel is further provided, having at least one inflatable air chamber, and is connected to the two side panels and the base panel. The back panel is disposed at an angle relative to the base panel. The inflatable child seat also has a belt configured to restrain a child in the seat. The inflatable child seat additionally has a cavity disposed in the back panel and is configured for receiving a seat belt from an airplane or car seat for securing the child seat to the airplane or car seat. The inflatable child seat is provided with at least one port that is in communication with one or more of the air chambers and serves as the means for inflating and deflating these chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew E. Curto
  • Patent number: 8246115
    Abstract: An infant chair designed to attach and secure to the rear of a seat functions as a conventional baby seat and has a soft fabric-based seat. The chair comprises a pair of adjustable handles that extend over the seating surface. The base of the chair also comprises a pair of adjustable legs to support the seat against the back cushion portion of the seat. The handles allow the infant chair to be placed upon a seat more safely than existing models. To make the chair more appealing to the infant, the chair comprises an animal motif with the handles being the upper arms of an animal and the lower base supports being the legs of an animal. The chair further has an integral vibrating mechanism and permanently attached toys to help amuse the infant while in the chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Lina Loyer, Patrick Loyer
  • Patent number: 8152236
    Abstract: A restraining apparatus for a child consists of a frame with a back; the back of the frame has parallel back rods which can be adjusted lengthwise and a bottom foldably attached to the back by lockable hinges. The back and the bottom each have a foundation rod further comprising a stop. The apparatus also has a cover for the frame. The cover has an upper portion containing a plurality of slots, and a plurality of straps which fit removably through the slots to adjust to the height of the child to be restrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Amanda Romero
  • Patent number: 8128103
    Abstract: An optionally deployable side seat for a baby stroller, to seat a second child, is secured by hand-operated connectors to nearly any baby or child stroller, without tools. The side seat faces to the side of the stroller and has a deployed position in which two wheels mounted in tandem on the side seat frame contact the pavement. For stowing the side seat remains on the stroller, and two quick-release lockable joints, in the position of arms on the side seat, are released and raised upwardly, which folds the seat bottom up against the seat back and raises up a lower frame portion that supports the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Marie Schutzendorf, Corbett Griffith
  • Patent number: 8113584
    Abstract: A vehicle safety restraint system comprises a portable base having a mounting assembly and a restraint assembly. The portable base may be a booster seat. The mounting assembly mounts the base the base to the seat of a vehicle and the restraint assembly restrains an occupant of the base. The mounting assembly may wrap around at least a portion of the vehicle seat to mount the booster seat to the vehicle. The restraint assembly may comprise a five-point or a four-point restraint and may include a lateral support assembly. The restraint assembly may further include a torso support assembly. A method of mounting a portable base to a vehicle seat is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Indiana Mills & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Boyle, Michael A. Wiseman, Thomas P. Woellert, James T. Anthony
  • Publication number: 20110266824
    Abstract: A child seat mount assembly, a seat for mounting a child seat, and a passenger vehicle having a stowable child seat are provided. A seat back is connected to the body for closing an access opening to a storage compartment and seating an occupant in an upright position, and for opening the access opening in a collapsed position. A child seat mounting plate is connected to the seat back such that the mounting plate and child seat extend into the storage compartment in the upright position of the seat back, and such that the child seat is in a seating position in the collapsed position of the seat back. A method is provided for converting a vehicle seat for receiving and storing a child seat in the storage compartment, and for deploying a child seat in the collapsed position of the seat back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean Basil Foussianes, Kip Alan Ewing
  • Publication number: 20110043014
    Abstract: The invention concerns a child seat for a car with a rear passenger seat that divides a passenger cabin space and a rear storage space and that is foldable to provide access to the rear storage space from the passenger cabin space. The child seat comprises a seat for a child and a mounting that links the seat to the car. The mounting is operable to transfer the seat between the rear storage space and the passenger space for storage and for carrying a child, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Gregory John Templaman, Anne-Marie Templeman
  • Patent number: 7823974
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat base adapted to set on a vehicle seat and a foldable backrest associated with the seat base. The juvenile vehicle seat also includes a backrest lock coupled to the foldable backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew B. Mendenhall
  • Patent number: 7819467
    Abstract: A foldable shopping cart seat includes a back with a hook extending between columns for hanging the back on a shopping cart front. Side rails slidably disposed along corresponding columns and downwardly extendable therefrom support a seat having parallel front and back rails with a pliable material extending therebetween. Scissor-like cross pieces extend between a front and back rail of the seat and are pivotably attached thereto for enabling the seat to fold against the back for carrying the shopping cart seat to and from a retail store and supporting the seat on the floor adjacent a shopping cart front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Werner K. Schimmeyer
  • Patent number: 7806475
    Abstract: Taught herein is a lightweight, compact, and easily carried booster seat for a child or a small adult to use with stadium seating. The child booster seat comprises a sheet of flexible material, such as fabric, that is attached to the stadium seating by a sleeve and hooks or straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Ryan Thomas Coady
  • Patent number: 7770969
    Abstract: A vehicle safety restraint system comprises a portable base having a mounting assembly and a restraint assembly. The portable base may be a booster seat. The mounting assembly mounts the base the base to the seat of a vehicle and the restraint assembly restrains an occupant of the base. The mounting assembly may wrap around at least a portion of the vehicle seat to mount the booster seat to the vehicle. The restraint assembly may comprise a five-point or a four-point restraint and may include a lateral support assembly. The restraint assembly may further include a torso support assembly. A method of mounting a portable base to a vehicle seat is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Indiana Mills & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Boyle, Michael A. Wiseman, Thomas P. Woellert, James T. Anthony
  • Publication number: 20100176635
    Abstract: A portable, collapsible child booster seat for a vehicle comprises a collapsible seat member that removably rests on a vehicle seat with collapsible arm rests extending upwardly from opposite sides of the seat member. The seat member includes an upper seating surface supported on a collapsible scissors frame seat base. The seat base is raisable to a deployed position and collapsible to a storage position. The arm rests comprise horizontal arms pivotably mounted on raisable legs. The arm rests have a deployed position, wherein the legs extend upwardly from the seat base and the arms extend forwardly, and a collapsed position, wherein the legs and arms are in a generally horizontal position adjacent the sides of the seat base. The arm rests and seat base are operably interconnected, such that raising or lowering the arm rests between their deployed and collapsed positions causes deployment and collapse of the seat base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Patrick M. Glance
  • Publication number: 20100052385
    Abstract: A portable children's child seat for an adult seat such as a chair, church pew, bench, or structure with a seat-like configuration. The child seat has a bottom, a back, a frame, a belt, a tray, a closing strap, a hood and an attachment mechanism for securing the child seat to an adult seat. The child seat has a deployed position where it is ready for occupation by a child, and a compact position where a child seat bottom and a child seat tray are in a raised position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Kathleen Martini
  • Publication number: 20100045086
    Abstract: A seat having a seat surface and a backrest also includes a reboard seat frame which is pivotably mounted in the lower region of the backrest and/or in the connecting/transition region of backrest and seat surface. At least one part of the cushion of the backrest is connected to the reboard seat frame and can pivot with this reboard seat frame. The reboard seat frame in a stowed position is arranged essentially parallel to the backrest and can pivot from the stowed position into a reboard in-use position in which it occupies an angular position between the planes of the backrest and of the seat surface. In the reboard in-use position, the part of the cushion of the backrest which is connected to the reboard seat frame forms the seat surface of a reboard child seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: Lufthansa Technik AG
    Inventor: Harald Merensky
  • Patent number: 7625043
    Abstract: A car seat is formed with a seat member pivotally connected to a base member for positional adjustment in desired reclined positions controlled by an intuitively operable adjustment mechanism. The seat back is pivotally connected to the seat member to be oriented in a shipping position or an operative position. A latching mechanism secures the seat back to the seat member in the operative position. The seat back is provided with a head rest that is vertically movable relative to the seat back to uncover routing openings in the seat back as the child grows and the head rest is positioned accordingly. The harness is routed through selected routing openings in the seat back before passing over a hanger at the top of the seat back so that the length of the harness remains constant irrespective of the positioning of the harness in conjunction with the size of the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Curtis M. Hartenstine, Sharon A. Gillett, Robert E. Haut
  • Publication number: 20090289480
    Abstract: An improved lightweight, portable and compact combination seat and serape' for travel ease and safety while traveling with a small child. The device is releasably attached to the telescoping handle upon wheeled luggage, is disposable in an unfolded position for use wherein it functions as a seat and when used as a serape' for travel safety is draped over the head and shoulders of the juvenile to be secured with the parent into the airline seatbelt, and when in its storage condition is separated from and compactly contained within the luggage for carry-on in an airliner or other public transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: David S. McFarland, Dale C. Sommers, Mary Evelyn Arnold
  • Patent number: 7571961
    Abstract: A portable infant booster seat having an upright back support, foldable sidewalls, a flexible front wall and an upwardly extendible cushioned seat member that supports an infant in an elevated seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Gold Bug, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Gold, Lynn Rosen
  • Patent number: 7533935
    Abstract: A child vehicle seat is suitable for being placed on a vehicle seat provided with a headrest. The headrest is connected to the vehicle seat by means of at least two uprights. The child vehicle seat at least comprises a backrest and means for connecting said backrest to said headrest in use. Said means can be connected to the two uprights in use. The means comprise at least one hook-shaped element which is movable with respect to the backrest, wherein the headrest can remain connected to the vehicle seat in use while said means are being connected to and disconnected from the two uprights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Mostert
  • Patent number: 7530635
    Abstract: An application for a foldable child safety seat includes a foldable sheet for supporting the child and a set of straps for removably fastening the head area of the foldable sheet around a first anchoring object such as an airplane tray table. Another set of straps are provided for removably fastening the foot area of the foldable sheet around a second anchoring object such as a parent and a system is provided for restraining the child into the foldable sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventor: Kadie M. Schramek-Flye
  • Patent number: 7488038
    Abstract: A portable restraint system mountable to a vehicle seat may comprise a booster seat, a restraint harness mounted to the booster seat and a mounting harness coupled to the restraint harness. The restraint harness may be configured to restrain a passenger positioned on the booster seat. The mounting harness may have a connector attached thereto configured to releasably engage an anchorage of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Indiana Mills & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Boyle, Julia D. King, Thomas Mashino
  • Patent number: 7475941
    Abstract: The unique folding child vehicle seat (10) includes a seat back member (12) and a seat bottom member (14) that is pivotally connected thereto. The seat bottom (14) is pivotally connected to the seat back (12) in the unique location of a selected distance from the bottom edge of the seat back member. A support member (42) is provided proximal to the bottom edge of the seat back (12). The seat bottom member (14) is pivotable between a closed position where the lower surface of the seat bottom member (14) rests on the support member (42) to provide a unique cantilevered seat configuration. Vertically oriented plates (32a, 32b, 34a, 34b) provide an internal framework for added strength. Also, the seat (10) may be of a non-folding configuration where L-shaped vertically oriented plates (202a, 202b) provide the internal framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: SKJP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: David Clement, Russell Berger
  • Patent number: 7472964
    Abstract: A baby carrier assembly which includes a baby support portion arranged to fit the lower torso of a baby, the support portion including openings through which the legs of the baby extend when the baby is supported upright in the support portion. Two spaced elongated web straps extend upwardly from the rear edge of the support portion. Each web strap includes a rigid hook on the end thereof, configured and arranged to fit over a panel member, such as a bathroom stall door, resulting in the baby being suspended within the support portion from the top edge of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Inventor: Tonja L. King
  • Patent number: 7458635
    Abstract: A vehicle seat arrangement includes a child seat which is mounted in a rearward facing configuration to a backrest of an adult seat such that the backrest of another adult seat at least partially supports the backrest of the child seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kolita Mendis, John Downs, Benny Sommerfeld, Blair Taylor
  • Publication number: 20080290707
    Abstract: An application for a foldable child safety seat includes a foldable sheet for supporting the child and a set of straps for removably fastening the head area of the foldable sheet around a first anchoring object such as an airplane tray table. Another set of straps are provided for removably fastening the foot area of the foldable sheet around a second anchoring object such as a parent and a system is provided for restraining the child into the foldable sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventor: Kadie M. Schramek-Flye
  • Publication number: 20080224514
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat base adapted to set on a vehicle seat and a foldable backrest associated with the seat base. The juvenile vehicle seat also includes a backrest lock coupled to the foldable backrest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: COSCO MANAGEMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Paul T. Zink, Andrew B. Mendenhall
  • Publication number: 20080217973
    Abstract: A portable infant booster seat having an upright back support, foldable sidewalls, a flexible front wall and an upwardly extendible cushioned seat member that supports an infant in an elevated seated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: Gold Bug, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Gold, Lynn Rosen
  • Patent number: 7422276
    Abstract: A folding child booster seat having a frame portion and a seat portion. The frame portion includes foot hubs, seat hubs, and a set of pivoting support members joining the foot hubs and the seat hubs. The frame portion further includes a pair of seat back support members where each of the seat back support members is engaged to one of the foot hubs and is slideably engaged to one of the seat hubs. The pivoting support members includes front, rear, right side and left side pairs of pivoting support members. Stops on the seat back support members limit a sliding of the hubs that slideably engage the seat back support members to minimize an opening of the frame portion, and flexible members engaged between the foot hubs can further minimize an opening of the frame portion. The seat portion is engaged to two of the seat hubs and is further slideably engaged to the seat back support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A Flannery
  • Patent number: 7380878
    Abstract: The unique folding child vehicle seat (10) includes a seat back member (12) and a seat bottom member (14) that is pivotally connected thereto. The seat bottom (14) is pivotally connected to the seat back (12) in the unique location of a selected distance from the bottom edge of the seat back member. A support member (42) is provided proximal to the bottom edge of the seat back (12). The seat bottom member (14) is pivotable between a closed position where the lower surface of the seat bottom member (14) rests on the support member (42) to provide a unique cantilevered seat configuration. Vertically oriented plates (32a, 32b, 34a, 34b) provide an internal framework for added strength. Also, the seat (10) may be of a non-folding configuration where L-shaped vertically oriented plates (202a, 202b) provide the internal framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: SKJP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David Clement, Russell Berger
  • Patent number: 7374241
    Abstract: A portable infant booster seat having an upright back support, foldable sidewalls, a flexible front wall and an upwardly extendible cushioned seat member that supports an infant in an elevated seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Gold Bug, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Gold, Lynn Rosen
  • Publication number: 20080036256
    Abstract: A portable infant booster seat having an upright back support, foldable sidewalls, a flexible front wall and an upwardly extendible cushioned seat member that supports an infant in an elevated seated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Katherine Gold, Lynn Rosen
  • Publication number: 20080018152
    Abstract: A collapsible child safely seat device for use in a vehicle, the device comprising a seating portion pivotally connected to a back support, the back support comprising a backrest portion and a headrest portion, wherein the seating portion and back support may be folded together, wherein the sealing portion and the back support may be laterally narrowed, and wherein the headrest portion can be retracted or folded to at least partially overlap with the backrest portion, whereby the collapsible child safety seat device can be transformed between a deployed position where all the parts are deployed and a compact position where all the parts are collapsed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Ilan Vadai
  • Patent number: 7303230
    Abstract: A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat base and a backrest. The backrest is mounted on the seat base and includes a seat back that is retained in an upright fixed seat-forming position relative to a seat bottom included in the seat base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald F. Munn, William Horton, Philip W. Burbrink
  • Patent number: 7229132
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to a foldable or collapsible juvenile car seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Meeker R & D, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Meeker, William R. Gibson
  • Patent number: 7213879
    Abstract: The stowage type seat 1 is built into the rear seat of an automobile, and is constructed from a seat cushion 2 that supports the hips of the passenger, a seat back 3 that supports the back of the passenger, and a safety bone 4 that acts to absorb impact and ensure strength in the case of severe impacts from the rear. The seat back 3 is constructed from a fixed remaining-part shell 11 and an opening-and-closing part shell 12 that can open and close on the side of the seat cushion 2. Both of these shells are connected via a connecting rod that passes through the lower parts of the shells, so that the shells can pivot; furthermore, these parts have a construction in which opening and locking can be adjusted by a stowage lever part 14 on the upper end part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Inventor: Noriyuki Oto
  • Patent number: 7168761
    Abstract: A child carrier frame includes a lower frame, an upper frame and a frame support. The frame may be adjusted between an upright position, for use, and a folded position. During folding, the carrier frame may be adjusted both to reduce its height and its width, such that a folded size is obtained that is smaller in at least two dimensions than a similar carrier frame folded to reduce only one of its height and width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: 634182 Alberta Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel William Britton, Imad Assaf
  • Patent number: 7159941
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a child seat assembly that may be characterized, at least in one embodiment, as being substantially integral with a seat of a motor vehicle. This child seat assembly is at least generally capable of being disposed in first, second, third, and fourth positions to enable the seat of the motor vehicle to be configured to appropriately accommodate an infant, a toddler, a child (as in a booster seat), or an adult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Rodney Edward Thomas
  • Patent number: 7140692
    Abstract: A vehicle passenger safety device for use on vehicles such as airplanes and automobiles. The device includes a horizontal member that is configured to be secured to a back support of a seat in a vehicle, and two vertical members, each being attached to the horizontal member, and each having a loop through which the seat belt is capable of being fed and fastened above the lap of the person, wherein the vertical members are configured to rest over the person's shoulders. The device further includes a strap-holding device that is attached to the vertical members at a position substantially above the second end of the vertical members, wherein the strap-holding device is configured to maintain a predetermined distance between the vertical members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Louise F. Stoll
  • Patent number: 7021719
    Abstract: A vehicle passenger safety device for use on vehicles such as airplanes and automobiles. In each embodiment of the invention, the device includes a seat strap assembly and a body strap assembly that are attached to a back-support portion. The seat strap assembly is adapted to secure the device onto the back-support of the existing vehicle seat. The seat strap assembly, which may include one or both of a horizontal strap and a strap web, rests over the vehicle seat. The body strap assembly is adapted to secure a passenger on the device. The body strap assembly includes a body strap or a crotch strap, or both. The body strap may be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. The device further includes at least one loop to receive the existing seat belt to secure the device. The loop may be part of the back-support portion or the body strap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Louise F. Stoll
  • Patent number: 7000985
    Abstract: A non-freestanding child seat for use with in underlying seat or other support structure. The child seat is well-suited for use with “spectator” seats such as those found at sport event, theatres, and performing arts venues. The child seat may including a flexible member that is placed over and/or attached to an underlying seat or other structure. A child seat platform is attached to the flexible member and configured for position adjustment among other features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Douglas Jay Belgarde
  • Patent number: 6935686
    Abstract: A mounting device for an infant's safety chair has at least two holding frames and a bracket. Each holding frame has an attaching base secured under the infant's safety chair and a U-shaped tube slidably and rotatably mounted on the attaching base. The U-shaped tube is composed of multiple sections adjustably connected with each other. The bracket is a U-shaped strip secured under the infant's safety chair to hold the U-shaped tube when the holding frame is pressed down parallel with a bottom face of the infant's safety chair. By adjusting the sections, the U-shaped tube can be clamped to an original adult's seat even in different vehicles to provide an excellent positioning efficiency to the infant's safety chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Huang-Kuo Liao
  • Patent number: 6932429
    Abstract: In spite of a flexible structure which can be easily transferred and stored, it is possible to make a child sit at a high position and remove a cooped-up feeling. A seat surface portion 10 is made in an air cushion structure expanding due to an injection of air. A back rest reclining portion 20 connected to the seat surface portion 10 is formed in a vest shape so as to fix the child. An air cushion 23 is mounted to the back rest reclining portion 20. It is possible to fold up the seat surface portion 10 and the back rest reclining portion 20 small by taking the air out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kamiki