With Means To Impart Rocking Motion Patents (Class 297/260.1)
  • Patent number: 9715822
    Abstract: An electromotive furniture drive has a control device, a power-supply arrangement, a hand-held control connected to the control device via a bidirectional transmission path and having a connection configuration for at least one electrical motor client. The hand-held control has at least one display arrangement for displaying stored images for operation. The hand-held control has a detection device designed to detect the connection configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: DEWERTOKIN GMBH
    Inventor: Armin Hille
  • Publication number: 20150145301
    Abstract: An electric rocking chair equipped with an electric device engendering automatically an in and out movement of the chair without there being a push by the user. The chair includes an armature deposited on the top of a support base containing a displacement device. The armature is fixed to the base in pivots allowing moving the chair front to back by means of a seesaw operation. The device includes an electric engine coupled with a worm gear at the output of which is fixed a gear the moving of a horizontal arm with an elbow which acts on the armature so as to produce the in and out movement of the chair. A control lever within reach of a user allows to command the engine and to engage the in and out movement or to stop it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Yvon JACQUES
  • Patent number: 8985687
    Abstract: An infant chair apparatus includes a support frame, a seat pivotally connected with the support frame about a pivot axis and provided with a coupling member, and a swing drive assembly connected with the seat and the support frame. The swing drive assembly includes a spring having a first end affixed with the support frame and a movable second end, wherein the spring is operable to apply a spring force that is converted into a driving torque applied on the coupling member to impart a swing motion to the seat, and a torque adjusting mechanism respectively connected with the second end of the spring and the coupling member, the torque adjusting mechanism being operable to adjust a position of the coupling member relative to the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Xiao Long Mo
  • Patent number: 8820834
    Abstract: A device for imparting a rocking motion to a rockable object having a curved bottom surface comprises a wedge-shaped housing and a reciprocating drive mechanism. The wedge-shaped housing comprises an upper housing having an upper surface configured for contacting the curved bottom surface of the rockable object, the upper housing having a proximal end and a distal end; a lower housing having a base configured for sitting on a surface, the lower housing having a proximal end and a distal end; and a hinge portion hingedly joining the proximal ends of the upper and lower housings. The reciprocating drive mechanism alternatingly moves the distal end of the upper housing upward to an extended position and downward to a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Stephen Harding, Ashley Baka Harding, James A. Doerr
  • Publication number: 20140008947
    Abstract: Seated rocking devices including seats and first supports and second supports attached to the seats. In some examples, first supports may be swingingly connected to seats, define first support surfaces distal the seat, and may be configured to swing about first support axes of rotation. In some examples, second supports may be spaced from first supports and be configured to swing about second axes of rotation. In some examples, seated rocking devices may be configured to adjust between retracted configurations and extended configurations. Some examples may include support interfaces configured to restrict first supports and the second supports from swinging beyond selected spacings associated with extended configurations. In some examples, second supports may be rigidly attached to seats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: William Kennith Young
  • Publication number: 20130257124
    Abstract: An infant chair apparatus includes a support frame, a seat pivotally connected with the support frame about a pivot axis and provided with a coupling member, and a swing drive assembly connected with the seat and the support frame. The swing drive assembly includes a spring having a first end affixed with the support frame and a movable second end, wherein the spring is operable to apply a spring force that is converted into a driving torque applied on the coupling member to impart a swing motion to the seat, and a torque adjusting mechanism respectively connected with the second end of the spring and the coupling member, the torque adjusting mechanism being operable to adjust a position of the coupling member relative to the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: BP CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS HK CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Xiao Long MO
  • Publication number: 20130241254
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a pressure-receiving member disposed rearwardly of an occupant between left and right side frames, and a rocking mechanism configured to cause a left side or a right side of the pressure-receiving member to move frontward and rearward. The rocking mechanism includes a first link member provided pivotally, a second link member provided pivotally on the first link member and pivotally connected to the pressure-receiving member, and an actuator configured to cause the first link member and the second link member to pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji SUGIYAMA, Kazunori ISHIHARA, Shuichi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20130229040
    Abstract: An infant care apparatus capable of providing various swing motions is disclosed. The infant care apparatus includes a base, a sliding mount, and a seat frame. The base has a concave surface. The sliding mount has a convex surface matching with the concave surface and disposed opposite to the concave surface. The sliding mount slides above the concave surface by the convex surface. The seat frame is fixed on the sliding mount to be moved together with the sliding mount. Thereby, the seat frame together with the sliding mount can swing relative to the base in two dimensions. The infant care apparatus can provide various swing motions without any pendulum arm to child sitting thereon. Besides, the infant care apparatus can be assembled in a compact size facilitating transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jonathan K. Mountz
  • Publication number: 20130214575
    Abstract: A device for imparting a rocking motion to a rockable object having a curved bottom surface comprises a wedge-shaped housing and a reciprocating drive mechanism. The wedge-shaped housing comprises an upper housing having an upper surface configured for contacting the curved bottom surface of the rockable object, the upper housing having a proximal end and a distal end; a lower housing having a base configured for sitting on a surface, the lower housing having a proximal end and a distal end; and a hinge portion hingedly joining the proximal ends of the upper and lower housings. The reciprocating drive mechanism alternatingly moves the distal end of the upper housing upward to an extended position and downward to a retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: BRIAN STEPHEN HARDING, ASHLEY BAKA HARDING, JAMES A. DOERR
  • Patent number: 8469449
    Abstract: An automatically adjustable chair structure essentially includes a chair body, a base, an extension bar, at least one first cushion mechanism, and at least one second cushion mechanism. When a user sits on the chair body, the user's body weight is cushioned by the first and second cushion mechanisms. In addition, the two sled runner-shaped supports lying on the floor and the pivotable design of the extension bar allow the extension bar to move backward. Thus, the tilt angle of the chair body can be automatically changed to suit the user's sitting posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Ghi-Hwei Kao
  • Publication number: 20130088059
    Abstract: A massage machine that can stably rock a chair main body in a forward-backward direction and that has minimal overall height comprising a chair main body, a base which supports the chair main body, massage portions provided in the chair main body, and a rocking mechanism portion which rocks the chair main body in the forward-backward direction with respect to the base. The rocking mechanism portion includes link members, each of which has a lower portion pivotally supported by the base and an upper portion pivotally supporting the chair main body. The chair main body is rocked in the forward-backward direction by rocking the upper portions of the link members in the forward-backward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Family Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoki Nagamitsu
  • Publication number: 20120261962
    Abstract: An infant support structure includes a base member and a seat pivotally coupled to the base member. The seat includes an inner surface defining a receiving area configured for supporting a child and an outer surface. An engagement member is coupled to the outer surface of the seat. A drive member is rotatably coupled to the base member and in engagement with the engagement member. One of the engagement member and the drive member includes an undulated surface so that the seat rocks back and forth relative to the base member as the drive member rotates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt J. Huntsberger, Maarten Van Huystee
  • Publication number: 20120216347
    Abstract: A motorized apparatus that produces either rocking or gliding motion, includes a gear motor with a drive shaft; a drive mechanism to functionally connect to a device to be rocked; the drive mechanism being either an actuating linkage or an eccentric that is rotatably coupled to both said drive shaft and said device to be rocked or glided translating rotary motion of the drive shaft when powered to said drive mechanism, that translates the motion to said device to be rocked or glided providing continuously smooth rocking motion to any device that is enhanced by being able to be rocked or glided, such as a cradle, rocker, or wheel chair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Vincent E. Tundo, Anthony W. Fini, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120212022
    Abstract: An electric rocking chair equipped with an electric device engendering automatically an in and out movement of the chair without there being a push by the user. The chair includes an armature deposited on the top of a support base containing a displacement device. The armature is fixed to the base in pivots allowing to move the chair front to back by means of a seesaw operation. The device includes an electric engine coupled with a reducer at the output of which is fixed a wheel to which a belt causes the moving of a horizontal arm with an elbow which acts on the armature so as to produce the in and out movement of the chair. A control lever within reach of a user allows to command the engine and to engage the in and out movement or to stop it. Another version involving a cam arrangement is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Yvon Godbout, Yvon Jacques
  • Publication number: 20120153692
    Abstract: A rocking chair includes a fixed base having a base portion located on the ground. The base portion includes front and rear sides spaced in a rocking direction. A connecting frame extends upright from the base portion and has a receiving space receiving a rocking mechanism. The rocking mechanism includes a bottom plate, a strut, and front and rear rocking members. The strut extends upright from the bottom plate and is fixed to a seat. Upper ends of the front and rear rocking members are pivotably connected to the connecting frame. Lower ends of the front and rear rocking members are pivotably connected to front and rear ends of the bottom plate. The rocking mechanism is rockable in the receiving space in the rocking direction relative to the fixed base. A positioning mechanism controls the rocking mechanism to be in a rockable state or a positioned state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Chang-Chen Lin
  • Patent number: 8100475
    Abstract: A lounge has a foot-operated mechanism for propelling the lounge with a rocking motion. The lounge has a frame with at least one arcuate runner contacting the floor. A user-supporting surface is attached to the frame with portions of the surface adapted to support different body regions of the user, particular the body regions proximate to the user's knees, neck and buttocks. The user-supporting surface may be configured so that the user's buttocks are at a lower elevation than the user's knees and neck. A foot pedal is connected by a linkage assembly to an actuating member that contacts the ground. By pushing against the pedal, the user can impart a rocking motion to the lounge. The lounge may be folded along portions of the frame for compact, convenient storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Theodore G. Habing
  • Patent number: 8047609
    Abstract: A driving device is adapted for an infant rocking chair. The rocking chair includes a seat body and a bottom seat. The driving device includes a base, a supporting element, first and second motion mechanisms, and a power mechanism. The first motion mechanism includes a horizontal first guide path unit disposed at the bottom seat, and a first movable member disposed on the base and movable along the first guide path unit. The second motion mechanism includes a vertically varying second guide path unit disposed at the bottom seat, and a second movable member movable along the second guide path unit and vertically relative to the base. The supporting element interconnects fixedly the seat body and the second movable member. The power mechanism drives reciprocal movement of the first and second movable members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Wonderland Nursery Good Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Jun-Xu Jin
  • Publication number: 20110074196
    Abstract: A driving device is adapted for an infant rocking chair. The rocking chair includes a seat body and a bottom seat. The driving device includes a base, a supporting element, first and second motion mechanisms, and a power mechanism. The first motion mechanism includes a horizontal first guide path unit disposed at the bottom seat, and a first movable member disposed on the base and movable along the first guide path unit. The second motion mechanism includes a vertically varying second guide path unit disposed at the bottom seat, and a second movable member movable along the second guide path unit and vertically relative to the base. The supporting element interconnects fixedly the seat body and the second movable member. The power mechanism drives reciprocal movement of the first and second movable members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: WONDERLAND NURSERY GOODS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Jun-Xu Jin
  • Patent number: 7845728
    Abstract: A driving device is adapted for an infant rocking chair. The rocking chair includes a seat body and a bottom seat. The driving device includes a base, a supporting element, first and second motion mechanisms, and a power mechanism. The first motion mechanism includes a horizontal first guide path unit disposed at the bottom seat, and a first movable member disposed on the base and movable along the first guide path unit. The second motion mechanism includes a vertically varying second guide path unit disposed at the bottom seat, and a second movable member movable along the second guide path unit and vertically relative to the base. The supporting element interconnects fixedly the seat body and the second movable member. The power mechanism drives reciprocal movement of the first and second movable members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Jun-Xu Jin
  • Patent number: 7841660
    Abstract: A swivel rocker chair connection assembly facilitates construction of a swivel rocker chair and allows for the secure and stable operation of the chair. The chair includes a base portion, a seat portion and a connection assembly having at least one dual washer plate adapted to engage one or more rocker spring members positioned and engaged with the chair base and seat portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Agio International Company Limited
    Inventors: Oliver Wang, Huey-Ping Lee
  • Patent number: 7814587
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a motion simulating a moving vehicle to an infant's carrier. A platform supporting the carrier is suspended on flexible members in an open-topped enclosure. A pair of crank shafts with cranks upon which are mounted frictional members positioned under the platform. The frictional members cause the platform to rise and fall and sets it into complex motion on the flexible members while the motion of the frictional members gently bounces an infant in the carrier. By varying the length of the flexible members and the speed of the crank shafts, a user may find a setting effective at calming the infant and inducing sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Frank V. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20090302650
    Abstract: A lounge has a foot-operated mechanism for propelling the lounge with a rocking motion. The lounge has a frame with at least one arcuate runner contacting the floor. A user-supporting surface is attached to the frame with portions of the surface adapted to support different body regions of the user, particular the body regions proximate to the user's knees, neck and buttocks. The user-supporting surface may be configured so that the user's buttocks are at a lower elevation than the user's knees and neck. A foot pedal is connected by a linkage assembly to an actuating member that contacts the ground. By pushing against the pedal, the user can impart a rocking motion to the lounge. The lounge may be folded along portions of the frame for compact, convenient storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: DREAM VISIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Theodore G. Habing
  • Patent number: 7537285
    Abstract: A device that automatically rocks a rocking chair and similar articles. The rocking chair has a pair of rocker bars to provide rocking motion on a floor surface and a pair of arm rests. The device comprises a housing, a mechanism for attaching the housing onto a forward end of one of the rocker bars in a removable manner, and a mechanism within the housing, for raising and lowering the forward end of the rocker bar with respect to the floor surface, to automatically rock the rocking chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventor: Laverne L. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20080179928
    Abstract: A driving device is adapted for an infant rocking chair. The rocking chair includes a seat body and a bottom seat. The driving device includes a base, a supporting element, first and second motion mechanisms, and a power mechanism. The first motion mechanism includes a horizontal first guide path unit disposed at the bottom seat, and a first movable member disposed on the base and movable along the first guide path unit. The second motion mechanism includes a vertically varying second guide path unit disposed at the bottom seat, and a second movable member movable along the second guide path unit and vertically relative to the base. The supporting element interconnects fixedly the seat body and the second movable member. The power mechanism drives reciprocal movement of the first and second movable members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: WONDERLAND NURSERYGOODS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Jun-Xu Jin
  • Patent number: 7350253
    Abstract: An infant sleep support device includes a semi-rigid curved support having head support, stomach support, and leg support surfaces covered by a padded cushion that simulates a mother's anatomy. Panties having elasticized waist and leg openings are secured to the curved support by straps, and are extended over the infant to secure the infant to the curved support. Shoulder straps may also extend over the infant's shoulders. The curved support is maintained by a frame member in an orientation that positions the head support surface horizontally. The frame member may suspend the curved support for rocking motion, and the curved support may be removably attached to such frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventor: Geula Simon
  • Patent number: 6854800
    Abstract: A children's high chair comprises a supporting frame (11,111) for a high chair (12,112) for receiving the child. The frame (11,111) comprises in turn a pair of legs (14,15) openable compasswise and with lower ends (19,119) for resting on the ground and stiffening crosspieces (20,120) arranged on both sides of the frame and movable between a non-operational position allowing closing of the frame and an operational position in which the crosspieces engage the legs to hold them steadily in open position. The crosspieces (20,120) can be moved to another more lowered operational position to rest on the ground to constitute high chair rocking members. Advantageously an automatic battery-powered mechanical rocking device can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: PEG Perego S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianluca Perego
  • Patent number: 6774589
    Abstract: A rocking seat control apparatus for a moveable seat supported and having a magnetic member attached thereto is provided that is capable of maintaining the seat being rocked constant in rocking amplitude. The apparatus includes a solenoid for bi-directionally attracting the magnetic member to cause the seat to move in a positive and a negative direction alternately and thereby to be rocked; an amplitude measuring means for measuring an amplitude of the seat being rocked and a rocking motion of the seat; an amplitude damping factor measuring means responsive to displacements in the positive and negative directions of the seat being rocked for measuring an extent of damping factor of the amplitude caused while the seat is being rocked; and a solenoid energizing means for energizing the solenoid means during a time period in which the seat is being rock traveling a distance that is a product of the measured rocking swing and the measured extent of damping factor of amplitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Combi Corporation
    Inventors: Gen Sato, Tsutomu Fukasawa, Takeshi Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20020140263
    Abstract: A rocking seat control apparatus for a moveable seat supported and having a magnetic member attached thereto is provided that is capable of maintaining the seat being rocked constant in rocking amplitude. The apparatus includes a solenoid for bi-directionally attracting the magnetic member to cause the seat to move in a positive and a negative direction alternately and thereby to be rocked; an amplitude measuring means for measuring an amplitude of the seat being rocked and a rocking motion of the seat; an amplitude damping factor measuring means responsive to displacements in the positive and negative directions of the seat being rocked for measuring an extent of damping factor of the amplitude caused while the seat is being rocked; and a solenoid energizing means for energizing the solenoid means during a time period in which the seat is being rock traveling a distance that is a product of the measured rocking swing and the measured extent of damping factor of amplitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Applicant: Combi Corporation
    Inventors: Gen Sato, Tsutomu Fukasawa, Takeshi Kawashima
  • Patent number: 6398302
    Abstract: This invention relates to an adjustable child-restraint seat for a vehicle comprising a seat shell, a harness panel, and a restraint harness, The seat shell has a top-portion formed to include two spaced-apart belt-receiving openings. The harness panel consists of a harness casing, a slot panel, an adjustable anchor-point shaft and a spring biased medium that retains the shaft in the corresponding slot of said slot panel . The restraint harness is coupled with the adjustable anchor-point shaft and couples with the restraint coupler which is attached to the bottom-seat portion to provide an adjustable shoulder harnessing system. The apparatus allows the user to easily adjust the height of the shoulder harness from the front of the seat shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventors: Gerald Freedman, Michael Douglas Moffa, Erin Renée Reichenberger