Having Arcuate Rocking Base Patents (Class 472/102)
  • Patent number: 8951132
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a children's rocker adapted for providing simultaneous rocking and swinging motion for a child positioned therein. According to various embodiments, the children's rocker generally comprises a frame configured for rocking movement on a support surface and a child support suspended from the frame by one or more attachment members. In various embodiments, the attachment members are generally configured to permit the child support to swing along an arcuate path relative to the frame. In addition, in particular embodiments, the child support may be adapted for gliding motion relative to the rocker's frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kids II, Inc.
    Inventor: Qing Xu
  • Patent number: 8870668
    Abstract: Rotating inclusive play devices are provided. In certain embodiments, a rotating play device includes a stationary base, a rotatable portion, and a speed limiting device that connects the stationary base to the rotatable portion. The speed limiting device illustratively limits a rotational speed of the rotatable portion relative to the stationary base. The rotatable portion may have an elevated outer perimeter that includes recessed and raised portions. The speed limiting device may include a cranking mechanism and/or a piston mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Landscape Structures Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Keller, Thomas W. Felber
  • Patent number: 8845023
    Abstract: A convertible rocking chair with multi-using modes comprises a base rack, an angle adjustable support element, a seat element, a repositionable mechanism and a backrest. The base rack has an end-stopper rotatably connected with one end, when the convertible rocking chair is used in a seat or bench mode, the end-stopper can be kept in an extended position for stopping the base rack from rocking against ground; and when the convertible rocking chair is used in the rocking chair mode or the rocking horse mode, the end-stopper can be kept in a hidden position for allowing the base rack to perform its rocking motion freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Lerado (Zhong Shan) Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-Sheng Chen, Chia-Ming Shen, Yu-Chien Huang
  • Patent number: 8454366
    Abstract: An actuated support frame for transmitting motion to a seat with respect to a ground as a function of motion signals associated with video output, comprises a frame. The frame is expandable/retractable along translational degrees of freedom. Support surfaces are provided on the frame. The support surfaces are displaceable with respect to one another by expansion/retraction of the frame so as to be sized to support a seat. Actuators are provided between the frame and the ground. The actuators receive signals and selectively displace the frame with respect to the ground in synchronization with a video output, whereby a seat supported on the frame is displaceable within the frame. A method for installing a seating system of a motion simulator system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: D-Box Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Gauthier Orban, Michel Bérubé, Philippe Roy
  • Patent number: 8202172
    Abstract: A child's rocking toy provides a body, the body having a lower convex surface and an upper concave surface with a peripheral edge. The upper concave surface has a lower portion with a seat and a seating surface. A handle, handles or a steering wheel is mounted to the upper concave surface at a position next to the peripheral edge. The seating surface is placed in a position well below the peripheral edge and closer to the bottom of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Francis E. LeJeune
  • Patent number: 7736277
    Abstract: A rocking type exercising apparatus includes a movable unit on which a user rides and a driving unit for causing the movable unit to perform a rocking motion. The driving unit is designed to drive the movable unit to rock in forward/backward directions of the user riding on the movable unit and to move the movable unit forward at a greater acceleration than when the movable unit is moved backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryusuke Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20090156320
    Abstract: A riding device includes one or more cranks rotatably attached to a base, and a rider support supported on a carrier and movable relative to the base for supporting a rider, and a moving device for moving the carrier and the rider support relative to the base in an elliptical and reciprocating action, the rider support may be moved in different moving strokes relative to the base and may be adjusted up and down relative to the carrier. The base includes a column having a pivotal arm coupled to the carrier with a link for allowing the carrier and the link to be moved up and down relative to the base and for allowing the carrier and the rider support to be moved in different elliptical and reciprocating actions by the crank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Jin Chen Chuang, Lung Fei Chuang
  • Patent number: 7527560
    Abstract: A rocking horse has two arcuate members or rockers which can held in spaced relation to a supporting surface during a portion of the rocking cycle by stirrups. During this portion, the rockers can move with respect to the stirrups and hence with respect to the supporting surface to take a step forward and/or turn. The horse moves using inertial forces inherent in the rocking motion and/or riding activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Cadwallader
  • Publication number: 20080070710
    Abstract: A dual purpose child seat and toy is disclosed. The toy can be employed in a rocking horse fashion by sitting in a forward facing direction and rocking back and forth. The base of the toy is curved to allow such rocking motion. In addition, the toy is configured so as to allow the child to turn in the opposite direction facing the rear of the toy with a backrest being provided for the child to recline. In such a position, the child can relax, watch television, read books, or the like. In addition, the toy is provided with storage capability and a convenient carrying handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventor: Christine Drosendahl
  • Patent number: 7086921
    Abstract: Children's rocking toy, in particular in the form of a stylized horse, having a one-piece basic body made of flexible synthetic material, a simply curved rocking surface forming the base of the rocking toy and a seat region molded into it. In one refinement, the seat region is molded into it to a sufficient depth that a backrest region is produced. The rocking toy has a horse's head and a horse's rear part which serves as a support for a child situated in the seat. The basic body can consist of foam, in particular of foam rubber. In this case, the basic body is of a Shore hardness sufficient for it to have sufficient stability for rocking and to yield when a child is lying on a side surface of the toy. For further stabilization purposes, the basic body widens in its cross section towards the base. The basic body is preferably manufactured from a foam block and, for further refinement, can have a material covering, if appropriate a slip-on cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Jost-Ulrich Kuegler
  • Patent number: 6713018
    Abstract: A dry chemical analysis element cartridge includes a box-like cartridge casing in which a plurality of chemical analysis elements are stacked and are taken out through an element take-out port formed at one end of the cartridge casing. The inner dimension of the cartridge casing in the direction of the stack of the chemical analysis elements is smaller than the longitudinal and transverse dimensions of each of the chemical analysis elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Sugaya, Yoichi Endo, Nobuaki Tokiwa, Akihiro Komatsu, Yoshihiro Seto
  • Patent number: 6679779
    Abstract: The structure is designed to allow an infant to ride, sit, or lie reclined on a rocker, and to be rocked back and forth, as well as to enable the changing of the rocker's angle of inclination, or the folding of the structure for storage. In the invention, the structure comprises a frontal support frame, a rear support frame, and an arc-shaped rocking frame. On the frontal support frame there is a movable sliding sleeve to which the rear support frame is connected by a hinge. With the movable sliding sleeve, the relative positions of the frontal support frame and the rear support frame may be changed, so as to adjust the frontal support frame's angle of inclination or to draw the frontal support frame close to the rear support frame for folding to facilitate storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Link Treasure Limited
    Inventors: Chuan-Tso Tai, Feng-Chi Chang
  • Patent number: 6416381
    Abstract: A motion sensing device for producing either an audio or a visual output includes a toy body, a motion sensor, either a sound generating device or a light generating device, and a control circuit. The motion sensor is coupled to the toy body. The motion sensor defines a cavity and has at least three contacts and a moveable object disposed in the cavity. The moveable object is positionable between at least a first position in which, the movable object bridges a first combination of two of the at least three contacts to form a first circuit input, and a second position, in which the moveable object bridges a second combination of two of the at least three contacts forming a second circuit input. The control circuit is coupled to the toy body and is electrically coupled to the motion sensor and to the generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: The Little Tikes Company
    Inventors: Christopher G. Walter, Matt Fuligni
  • Patent number: 6173678
    Abstract: A new and useful amusement device for an animal such as a horse is provided, which is designed to (i) occupy and amuse an animal such as a horse which is confined to an enclosure, (ii) condition the animal against an event such as a foreign object appearing in the enclosure, and (iii) enable the animal to exercise by playing in various ways with the device. The amusement device is designed to be rugged and durable enough to withstand environmental conditions of an animal enclosure such as a paddock or corral, and flexible enough to retain is shape despite the physical abuse associated with being played with by a horse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Reibam, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheila Bambauer, JoAnn Reisen
  • Patent number: 5951403
    Abstract: A hemispherically-shaped rolling toy for the amusement and exercise of children is disclosed. The invention is comprised of a hemispherically-shaped body made of a rigid material. The hemispherically-shaped body has a hollow interior which faces up to allow receipt of a child therein. The body has a rim which extends a predetermined distance outwardly, and upwardly at a predetermined angle relative to the vertical axis of the hemispherical body, forming a lip which is a deterrent to the possibility of the toy tipping over. A plurality of vertical slots horizontally encircle the body. A strap made of a strong material such as nylon is threaded through the vertical slots forming strap handles on the interior side of the device. The hollow interior is lined with a cushion made of a soft, pliant material such as foam. The cushion is covered by a liner made of an exposure-resistant material such as vinyl, the liner having an elasticized hem which secures the liner under the rim of the hemispherically-shaped body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Inventor: Irene Wanda Trzos
  • Patent number: 5927816
    Abstract: A collapsible safe rocking chair includes a main body, two step plates, two rocking plates, a supporter, a seat, and a grip. All the components are made of foam material to make the rocking chair safe to use by children. The two step plates are releasably combined under the main body for two feet to step on, and the two rocking plates are releasably combined under the two step plates to make the chair rock on the ground. The seat is releasably combined on the supporter and on the main body for a child to sit on, with the grip releasably combined on a front end portion of the main body for a user to grip with two hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Patent number: 5636853
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for extending and retracting wheels on a baby rocking carriage which includes two parallel arcuate beams, four base members each fixedly mounted on one distal end of each of the arcuate beams and having a passage and a cavity each defined in an underside thereof, four wheel modules each pivotally disposed on an underside of a respective one of the four base members. The mechanism includes a sleeve rotatably mounted in the passage of each of the base members and having an extension pivotally engaged with each of the wheel modules. A control member has a plug fixedly mounted in a chamber defined in the sleeve to rotate therewith and has a lug extending outwards of the sleeve. A catch member is pivotally mounted in an opening defined in the lug and has a first end portion and a second end portion having a boss detachably received in the cavity of each of the base members. A biasing member is mounted between the first end portion of the catch member and the lug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Inventor: Li-chu C. Huang
  • Patent number: 5603662
    Abstract: A hemispherical rocking toy for children is disclosed. The hemispherical shell is fabricated of a rigid plastic material and includes an interior surface and an exterior surface with an open top for the receipt of children therein. The shell comprises a greater thickness in its lower extent than its upper extent to provide an annular seating surface in a horizontal plane. A pair of planar sheets is fabricated of a plastic material, each having an upper linear edge and a lower semi-circular edge and a horizontal planar edge therebetween. The lower circular edge is adapted to be received in contact with the interior surface of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Inventor: Janet E. Kreaman-Stern
  • Patent number: 5522773
    Abstract: A rocking device for use as a toy incorporating several safety features to prevent the device from tipping over and the riders from falling off their seats or otherwise sustaining injuries during use. The rocking device includes a pair of substantially parallel siderails each having an upper portion and a curved lower portion. At least one horizontal member connects the pair of siderails. A pair of seats pivot from points on the upper portions of the siderails and remain substantially parallel to the ground during rocking of the pair of siderails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Inventor: Rolland W. Rich
  • Patent number: 5466191
    Abstract: A rocking apparatus comprises a rocking base and a user support body mounted on the rocking base. The rocking base has a front end with a front strut fixed thereto. The front strut inclines upwardly by a predetermined angle and has a first wheel unit provided thereon. The rocking base further has two curved rocking plates and a second wheel unit mounted on front ends of the rocking plates. Hard forward rocking movement of the rocking apparatus results in the first and second wheel units contacting a support surface at the same time and the rocking plates separating from the support surface to permit forward movement of the rocking apparatus. At least one spring unit is interposed between the user support body and the rocking base to permit vertical reciprocating movement of the user support body. The first wheel unit includes a wheel support mounted rotatably on a distal end section of the front strut and provided with a steering axle that extends therethrough. The wheel support carries a wheel thereat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Inventor: Fountain Chang
  • Patent number: 5364161
    Abstract: An inflatable rocking chair comprising a seat and a frame. The seat is inflatable having a holding portion and a sitting portion. The frame is formed from a plurality of tubes having two connecting tubes which forms the horizontal tubes of the chair. Two arch-shaped tubes contact the ground to provide a rocking function of the chair. Two U-shaped tubes are used to connect the connecting tubes with the arch-shaped tubes so as to provide the frame and the inflatable seat as one unit. The frame of the inflatable chair is detachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: Chang-Hsiung Liu
  • Patent number: 5356329
    Abstract: A ridable toy which is adapted to be rocked by a child has a body on which the child may sit to rock the toy, a translucent portion, and a centrifugally operated light display visible through the translucent portion. The light display is caused to spin and light up by an arcuate rack drive system which is responsive to the rocking motion induced in the toy by the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Handi-Pac, Inc.
    Inventor: Ernest L. Thornell
  • Patent number: 5238455
    Abstract: An omni-directional rocking apparatus includes a rocking base assembly and seating assembly. The rocking base assembly comprises at least two arched transverse members with distally disposed contoured stops adapted to limit the range of rocking motion in any direction. In one preferred embodiment, the rocking apparatus is constructed as a tip-resistant, omni-directional riding toy wherein the seating assembly comprises a simulated animal body, vehicle or other conveyance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1993
    Assignee: Sequoia Wood Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph E. Cain, Jr., Fred H. Yeatts
  • Patent number: 5152719
    Abstract: A rocking type ride-on toy (10) having an animal replica (11) secured to the frame (45) of a platform (12). The platform (12) has a pair of spaced rocker members (33 and 34). Cross bars (35 and 36) connect the ends of the rocker members (33 and 34) to maintain the parallel disposition thereof. A transverse, arch supporting member (46) is secured between the laterally spaced rocker members (33 and 34) and medially the ends of the rocker member (33 and 34), and an arch member is presented from the supporting member (46). A rearward connecting rib (25) is presented from the replica (11) and attached to the arch member (55) to assist in supporting the replica (11). A longitudinal beam member (75) is secured between the transverse, arch supporting member (46) and the forward cross bar (35). A vertically extending carousel pole (85) extends upwardly from the longitudinal beam member (75) to pass through an aperture (32) in the replica (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Par Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Nolan