Abstract: An aquatic hammock supporting a user and adapted to be placed on a surface of water includes a floating open-end body formed by a convex exterior wall and a concaved inner wall. First and second inflatable chambers are provided. The first inflatable chamber configured as a convex-concave shell extending between the convex exterior wall and the concaved inner wall. The second inflatable chamber is a tubular-shaped inflatable rim extending along an outer periphery of the floating body. A resting platform accommodating a user is supported by a top portion of the floating body and includes an ellipse-shaped frame with a fabric segment extending between sides of the frame. The hammock may be used not only on any open water surface, but also on any hard surface supporting a pool.
Abstract: A playground device, in the nature of a teeter-totter, includes first and second spaced base members. An arcuate rail is coupled to the base members in an upright arc. An arcuate member surrounds at least a portion of the rail and is mounted for to-and-fro movement relative to the rail. User platforms or other user-friendly features are mounted on the tube. A biasing mechanism coacts between the member and the rail to bias the member toward a predetermined preferably central position on the rail, while allowing the tube to move to-and-fro on the rail.
November 2, 2004
Date of Patent:
October 10, 2006
John Underbrink, Joshua Rothacker, Brian Lovgren
Abstract: A rocking and spray system for promoting paired outdoor activity by and cooling for children. The rocking and spray system includes a substantially arcuate hollow cradle portion designed for resting on a support surface such as the ground and for rocking along an arcuate perimeter surface; a pair of seat portions coupled to the cradle portion and positioned adjacent to an associated one of a pair of ends of the cradle portion and designed for supporting a posterior of a human; and a water receiving portion designed for coupling to a conventional garden hose to facilitate routing of water to spray a user.
Abstract: An inflatable rocking recreational device includes an inflatable main body having a generally arc-shaped bottom surface for resting in water or on a surface such as the ground or a floor, and on which the device can be rocked. The device can include a plurality of connected bodies such as a main body with stabilizing bodies secured thereto or two or more main bodies secured side-by-side or at angles to one another to stabilize the body. Handles are provided to allow the users to grip and hold on to the body. The device is usually mounted by a plurality of users who rock the device back and forth along the arced bottom surface.
Abstract: An amusement apparatus includes a base, an arm and a seat biasing device. The base is configured for placement on to a generally horizontal surface. The arm has a distal end and a proximal end. The proximal end of the arm is rotatably and pivotally coupled to the base. The distal end of the arm includes a seat. The seat biasing device is coupled to the seat and configured to repeatedly and resiliently contact the surface. An adjustable biasing member is coupled to the base and the proximal end of the arm. The biasing member is configured to upwardly bias the seat of the arm. A resilient ball is coupled to the seat.
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.
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.