Infant Bathing Support Patents (Class 4/659)
  • Patent number: 8302218
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tub for bathing infants or children. The tub includes a receptacle for containing water and for receiving an infant. The tub also includes a selectively removable insert or positioning member that can be used to change the bathing area inside of the tub. When the positioning member is locked to the tub, the positioning member defines two separate infant seating positions within the tub. The positioning member is removable from the tub to allow the entire receptacle to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Dignitti, John L. Jones, Jr., Juliette Welch
  • Patent number: 8250683
    Abstract: A baby bathing apparatus comprising an easily stored, relatively planar expanse of material configurable into a relatively concave configuration for deployment at least partially within a basin, and a method of forming the same. A material and configuration of a deployed bathing apparatus comfortably and securely retain a baby during bathing. One or more fastening means can be employed to securely yet detachably retain the expanse in a deployed configuration, while also allowing the bathing apparatus to resume a non-deployed, relatively planar configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Puj, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Todd Richardson, Kathryn A. Richardson
  • Patent number: 8250684
    Abstract: A baby bathing apparatus comprising an easily stored, relatively planar expanse of material configurable into a relatively concave configuration for deployment at least partially within a basin, and a method of forming the same. A material and configuration of a deployed bathing apparatus comfortably and securely retain a baby during bathing. One or more fastening means can be employed to securely yet detachably retain the expanse in a deployed configuration, while also allowing the bathing apparatus to resume a non-deployed, relatively planar configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Puj, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Todd Richardson, Kathryn A. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20090158521
    Abstract: A baby bathing apparatus comprising an easily stored, relatively planar expanse of material configurable into a relatively concave configuration for deployment at least partially within a basin, and a method of forming the same. A material and configuration of a deployed bathing apparatus comfortably and securely retain a baby during bathing. One or more fastening means can be employed to securely yet detachably retain the expanse in a deployed configuration, while also allowing the bathing apparatus to resume a non-deployed, relatively planar configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Benjamin Todd Richardson, Kathryn A. Richardson
  • Patent number: 7007314
    Abstract: A device for use with bathing and changing a baby includes a structure for removably supporting a baby bath. In one embodiment, the structure comprises a panel having a cut out for the baby bath and includes side rails for slidably mounting a change table that can slide over the baby bath from a position beside the baby bath. Additionally, at least one work table is also mounted by the panel structure between the change table and the baby bath. Also, the work table may also be slidable over the baby bath. In one aspect, the panel structure includes a support framework that is at least height adjustable for supporting the device over a household bath tub. Advantageously, the device saves space within a bathroom as it is locatable over a household bath tub. Moreover, it also allows for safe handling of a baby which can be lifted from the baby bath and immediately placed on the change table located next to the baby bath. The change table can then be easily slid across to cover the baby bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: George Courouzos
  • Patent number: 6935276
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system and a method for supporting an animal during grooming of the animal. A base has a drain, such as, for example, a drain hole and/or drain holes, which may allow the liquids to flow through the base. The base is supported by, for example, a leg and/or the side walls of a wash tub. The leg pivots from a first position to a second position and/or has a length which adjusts to allow the leg to push against the surface of the wash tub. Moreover, the animal is placed on top of the base and may be groomed by the user while on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Susan Powers
  • Patent number: 6918147
    Abstract: A rigid foldable portable diaper changing pad provided with a plurality of support panels. At least one of the support panels is provided with a section overlaying an adjacent panel to provide stability and prevent the panels from being rotated more than 180°. An additional panel provided at a right angle from the plane of the aforementioned panels would be utilized to support the changing pad on a faucet spigot. This panel would also be utilized to prevent scalding of an infant, if the water were to be turned on accidently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Diaperbridge Products, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa F. Stackman, Garrett L. Stackman
  • Patent number: 6785917
    Abstract: An infant tub with removable seat for allowing the user to not have to hold onto the infant while bathing the infant. The infant tub with removable seat includes a bathtub member having side, foot, back, and bottom walls, and also having an open top, and also having an elongate support member being disposed at the open top and interconnecting the side walls for supporting play things thereupon; and also includes a cushioned seat member being removably fastened against the back wall in the bathtub member; and further includes a securement member for fastening about a child being seated in the cushioned seat member in the bathtub member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Tennie Bryant
  • Patent number: 5963993
    Abstract: An article for supporting an infant during bathing includes a body portion having a top surface that is constructed and shaped to support an infant, and a bottom surface. The body portion is made out of a material that is compressible and water-absorbent material, such as a sponge-like polymeric foam. A passage is defined in the body portion for permitting bath water to flow unimpeded through the body portion from beneath the bottom surface to above the top surface when the article is placed bottom surface down into bath water. As a result, bath water will be absorbed into the body portion, and particularly into the top surface, more quickly than was heretofore possible with conventional bath supports. A second aspect involves a torso-receiving portion of the body portion, which is made to be more compressible than other regions so as to ensure that an infant's torso is as immersed as possible during bathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Inventor: Steven B. Dunn
  • Patent number: 5647073
    Abstract: A padding system adapted for a sink including a sink insert having an open upper end, a closed lower end, a front wall, a rear wall, and two side walls. The sink insert is dimensioned for receipt within a sink. The closed lower end has a drainage aperture formed therethrough in a central portion thereof. The drainage aperture is disposed over an existing drain of a sink. The open upper end has a peripheral flange extending outwardly therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Inventor: Steven C. Dorber, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5588159
    Abstract: Combination bathtub and infant-supporting insert are provided with interengagable members for firmly holding the insert in any of multiple inclined positions, enabling support of an infant on its back from a near horizontal position shortly after birth to a near-upright position at the stage that it is almost ready to outgrow the tub. The tub and insert are each preferably injection molded as a single piece from an appropriate plastic material. The infant-supporting surface is smoothly contoured to properly support the back, head and bottom of the infant in all angles of inclination, regardless of the infant's size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Gerry Baby Products Company
    Inventors: Keith L. Poulson, Robert M. Parker, Jeffrey T. Samson, Harry B. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5299336
    Abstract: A portable diaper changing station is disclosed for enabling changing of a baby's diaper on a surface having a protruding portion. The station includes a nonbendable rigid member having a handle portion formed therein and having an upper surface, a cushioning pad, and a nonporous wipable case attached to the upper surface, wherein the case defines an enclosure having at least one opening for receiving the cushioning pad within the enclosure. The station further includes a first foldable flap member releasably secured to one edge of the rigid member, which first flap member has pockets formed therein, a second, foldable cushioned flap member releasably secured to an opposite edge of the rigid member for cushioning the protruding portion of the surface, and connecting means attached to the rigid member for releasably connecting the rigid member to the protruding portion of the surface. A method of changing a baby's diaper using the station is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Inventor: Jean Marteeny
  • Patent number: 4974267
    Abstract: A baby bathtub is provided with a housing having therein a supporting frame assembly controlled by a control rod assembly through an extension handle to move upward or downward along four dovetail-like vertical projections on the inner wall thereof so as to adjust the level position of a mattress which is mounted on the supporting frame assembly for the lying thereon of a baby. Drain pipe is attached to the housing and controlled by a drain control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Inventor: Miin-Shiou Sheu
  • Patent number: 4881281
    Abstract: The device according to the invention comprises a receptacle 1 having a side wall 2 with facing wall portions thereof being at different distances apart and delimiting an internal periphery of the receptacle, the device is characterized in that it further comprises a platform 8 including a perforated bottom 9 and having an external periphery which fits inside the internal periphery of the receptacle and which has portions that are complementary thereto, and in that the platform includes lifting means 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: Jean-Claude Lavoine
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Lavoine, Arsene Guedaguian
  • Patent number: 4602394
    Abstract: A light, portable, flexible vessel for bathing babies is disclosed, comprising a rigid but impact-absorbent frame adapted to be placed on and around the periphery of a conventional kitchen sink, and a removable, slip-on fabric pouch suspended therefrom and secured with a "Velcron"-type seal. The pouch is characterized by cut-offs on at least one corner and preferably is of double thickness, i.e. a sack which will easily slip over the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1986
    Inventors: Christina L. Allen, Mark Flanagan, Michael P. Kind
  • Patent number: 4466146
    Abstract: A portable baby changer is provided and consists of a frame that engages a front lip of a sink, an adjustable hook strap that engages the frame and one faucet of the sink, a container that is supported by the frame and a pad placed within the container so that the baby can be put within the container and have its diaper changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Inventor: Patricia G. Regan
  • Patent number: 4266306
    Abstract: A bath seat for babies which includes a seat having at least one hole formed on a central portion of a curved upper surface thereof and groove portions formed at a central portion of opposite sides of the seat, a first and second catch member disposed within the groove portions, a base member disposed beneath the seat, a plurality of supporting plates connected to the base and including idle-holes formed therein, a plurality of support legs connected to the seat and a first and second supporting rod connected to said supporting legs, adjustably positioned within the idle-holes of the supporting plates and connected to end portions of the first and second catch members, respectively, for adjustment of positioning within the idle-holes of the supporting plates and corresponding positioning of said seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Inventor: Seung B. Lee
  • Patent number: D261028
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1981
    Inventor: Tivadar Bitvai
  • Patent number: D266940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1982
    Inventor: Gertrude P. Roslan