Having Hand And Foot Operator Patents (Class 472/120)
  • Patent number: 9072977
    Abstract: A swing device and method of swinging a swing, by the person in the swing, including an arrangement adapted to transmit a downward arm force, from the person swinging to a forward and backward swinging motion. The device includes at least two hanging handles, length adjustable and guided which at its end has a means to grip by handle. Pulling on either handle at alternate times will deliver force to a force translation apparatus, which will redirect the energy from the handles into forces on the upper portion of the swing chains to pull the swing forward and backwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Powell Cutts
  • Patent number: 7717799
    Abstract: An improved teeter-totter has a pair of seats mounted at opposite ends of a longitudinal seat support member. The seat support member is suspended from overhead pivots by a pair of linkage arms to provide riders with a motion that combines the up-and-down arcuate motion of a conventional teeter-totter with a back-and-forth gliding motion, thus creating a more stable and balancing effect allowing users of different weights, to use the teeter-totter without other counter balance features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Dream Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Theodore G. Habing
  • Patent number: 7607734
    Abstract: A child motion device has a frame configured to rest on a floor surface. The device also has a drive system that drives an adjustable motion assembly. The adjustable motion assembly can include an adjustable arm that is connected between a seat holder and the frame at one of a plurality of positions. The connection position of the adjustable arm can adjust at least one motion characteristic of the device. The adjustable motion characteristics can include a gliding motion and a swinging motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, William B. Bellows, Matthew J. Ransil, James E. Godiska, David Saint, Nate Saint, legal representative
  • Patent number: 7419437
    Abstract: A swing ride includes a plastic seat portion, a first plastic hand rest and foot rest portion configured to be coupled to a first end of the seat portion, and a second plastic hand rest and foot rest portion configured to be coupled to a second end of the seat portion. The swing ride in a disassembled state is configured to be received in a container having a volume of less than 5,760 cubic inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: PlayStar, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Boll, Brian K. Zeilinger
  • Patent number: 6994630
    Abstract: A juvenile activity center includes a frame, a juvenile seat, and a seat suspender. The juvenile seat can be used as a swing or a jumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Chinawut P. Paesang
  • Patent number: 6932710
    Abstract: A board swing which utilizes a pair of somewhat flexible side frame members which are interconnected by a top rail with this top rail being spaced from the supporting surface on which the side frame members rest. An elongated board is mounted by a pair of flexible side members onto the top rail by a pair of pivot means. The elongated board is capable of swinging longitudinally relative to the top rail and is also capable of swinging side-to-side toward and away from the side members. The top rail is pivotable relative to the side members. There may be included a safety member that extends between the pivot means that mounts the flexible supports onto the top rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: William T. Hartin
  • Patent number: 5984792
    Abstract: A new bungee swing for providing swinging and bouncing motions. The inventive device includes a flexible seat. A pair of bungee cords each have lower ends coupled with respect to the flexible seat and upper ends coupled with respect to an elevated overhang.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventor: Rodney Clark
  • Patent number: 5961390
    Abstract: The invention comprises a swing platform assembly for the safe securement and accommodation of a pair of user's feet, regardless of the size of the user, to permit the user to stand on the swing platform assembly for recreational swinging. The assembly comprises a planar panel of generally rectilinear configuration having an upper surface, a lower surface, a forward and a rearward edge, and a pair of side edges. A pair of support lines are arranged through an opening adjacent each of the side edges to permit the platform assembly to be supported off of the ground. A pair of elongated, generally parallel, multi-size foot-accommodating recesses are molded into the upper surface of planar panel, to allow any size foot to be maintained securely therein while swinging standing, without slippage of a user's foot from the swing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Inventor: Donald E. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 5766084
    Abstract: A swing apparatus, used primarily for the amusement of children, comprising a partially enclosed seating platform suspended by vertical hangers from an overhead support structure and a linkage mechanism which is used to initiate and sustain the swing pendular motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventor: Marvin L. Smith
  • Patent number: 5707295
    Abstract: A swing having a stationary support member to which is pivotally attached to first and second arms. The first and second arms are in turn pivotally attached by connectors on side wings that extend from a base member. The base member has an arcuate surface that extends from a first end to a second end with the side wings extending on a tangent from the second end for a fixed distance to a terminus point. The center of gravity of the attached base member is selected such that the base member is in an approximate horizontal plane with the first and second arms in a rest position. A person mounts the base member to define a prone position with their hands on a handle adjacent the first end and feet located on a support attached to the terminus point of the side wings. As the person propels the base member in an arc about a first pivot of the first and second arms and stationary support, the base member pivots rotates in a counter manner on yokes which attached the side wings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Inventor: David Noel Shingledecker
  • Patent number: 5580317
    Abstract: A swinger's position elevatory swing is disclosed. The swing lets manual and mechanical elevation of swinger's position by swinger's feet or hands at about the highest position of the swinger and thereby increasing the swinging times due to increased potential energy of the sitting board loaded with the swinger. A fixed sitting board is fixed to the swing ropes and has an arcuate hollow guide pipe and a fixing pipe. A movable sitting board is coupled to the fixed board and has an arcuate slide bar, engaging with the guide pipe of the fixed board, and a support bar. The support bar is pivoted to the fixing pipe of the fixed board by a pivot pin. The length ratio of the opposed portions of the support bar about its moment action point is about 2:3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Inventor: Young-Kwan Yun
  • Patent number: 5505664
    Abstract: A children's swing ride is composed of an articulated seating platform having an axis of articulation. A pair of hangers is connected to the seating platform on opposite sides of that axis and a pair of levers extends from the platform on opposite sides of that axis. In use, the platform is suspended by way of the hangers from an overhead support so that riders sitting on opposite ends of the platform can swing back and forth and, by exerting force on the other rider's lever, cause articulation of the seating platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Hedstrom Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Nolan, Paul C. Gilles
  • Patent number: 5393268
    Abstract: A children's swing has an elongated beam with opposite ends and a mid portion providing a seating platform for at least two children. Pivotally attached to the opposite ends of the beam are a pair of rigid rockers, each rocker having an upper end defining hand grips and a lower end defining a foot rest. To use the rocker, the children sit on the beam back to back with their hands and feet on the hand grips and foot rests of the rockers in front of them. When the children rock the rockers in synchronism, the swing will swing to and fro with ever increasing amplitude due to the inertia of the children's limbs and changes in the included angles between the rockers and the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Hedstrom Corporation
    Inventors: Joel C. Cunard, Robert J. Boudreau