For Plural Occupants Patents (Class 472/125)
  • Publication number: 20150057092
    Abstract: The present invention provides a swing that is operable to promote attunement between a child and caretaker. The swing comprises two seats, one of the two seats being configured to be occupied by a caretaker, such as a parent, and another of the two seats being configured to be occupied by a child. The two seats are arranged so that the caretaker and the child can face one another and comfortably see each other's eyes. The two seats are also configured such that, during operation of the swing, both the caretaker and child share the experience of swinging. Thus, using the swing of at least one embodiment of the present invention, a caretaker and child may share the mutual enjoyment of the swinging action while maintaining eye contact with one another, resulting in attunement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: PlayCore Wisconsin, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Robert Norquist, Kim Corvin Blackwood, Charles Lebron Griffith, IV
  • Patent number: 8821303
    Abstract: A double occupancy swing provides for two (2) infant seats arranged in a side-by-side configuration. The seats are attached to a swing mechanism and comprise features allowing each seat to be reclined or rotated side-to-side allowing the infants to face each other. The top portion of the infant swing is provided with means to hold an electronic device which provides visual and/or audio effects such as nursery rhymes, pictures, and music to help keep the child entertained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Silomie A. Clarke
  • Patent number: 8616639
    Abstract: A multi-swing chair apparatus comprising a top frame member, one or more frame leg members, and one or more suspension assemblies is provided. The top frame member is, for example, a generally circular top frame member. The frame leg members are rigidly connected to and extend from the top frame member. Each of the frame leg members defines a space for suspending one or more swingable chairs from the top frame member. The suspension assemblies are pivotally attached to the top frame member. Each of the suspension assemblies connects to one of the swingable chairs for suspending each swingable chair from the top frame member. The suspension assemblies facilitate one or more of swinging movements and swivel movements of the swingable chairs. In an embodiment, the multi-swing chair apparatus further comprises support members extending upwardly from the top frame member for supporting a canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph J. Britz, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130337925
    Abstract: A swing set (10) is shown including a support beam (16), a plurality of legs (14), and swing apparatus (18, 24, 26) supported by the support beam. The support beam and legs include a plurality of tubes (28, 30, 38, 40, 44) coupled together by connectors (42, 48). The connectors include an inner tube (66) and a cover (68, 68?) positioned over the inner tube. Feet (46) are provided at the lower ends of the legs that rotate relative to the legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Yaw Yuan Hsu, Husi Sheng Chang, Dean Randall Eyerly
  • Patent number: 8608582
    Abstract: This Invention is provided with a pair of strut 120 vertically arranged by the base substrate, a pair of swing member 131, a motor 133, and an arm provided to a rotating shaft of the motor. A pair of swing member 131 is swingably connected to an upper part of the strut 120, a guidance shaft couples each one end neighborhood of the pair of struts. Also a motor 133 is attached to the upper part of the struts 120 similarly, the arm 134 provided to the motor 133 is connected to other end neighborhood of one of swing member 131 among the pair of swing members 131, And, if the rotating shaft of the motor rotates, the other end neighborhood connected with the arm 134 is eccentric rotated, causing swing of the pair of swing member 131.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: BLD Oriental Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Ochi
  • Patent number: 8574088
    Abstract: A swing includes an annular track that carries a pair of moveable trolleys. Suspended from the trolleys by flexible suspension members is a support member, such as a swing seat. The support member may be moved to any desired position by moving the trolleys about the track, whereupon the trolleys may be locked in position. Once locked in the desired position, a user seated upon the support member is able to swing back and forth via the flexible suspension members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: C. Scott Burriss
  • Patent number: 8398498
    Abstract: A suspension swing device includes a supporting beam (3) of a supporting bracket (1), a suspended joint (4) fixed on the supporting beam (3) via bearings, a suspended swing stems (41), a gear motor (5), a torque output plate (55), a swing pushing member (54), a swing direction monitor (6) and a microcomputer controller (7). The suspended swing stem (41) is mechanically connected with the suspended joint (4). The gear motor (5) is mechanically connected with the supporting beam (3). The torque output plate (55) and the swing pushing member (54) are connected to the output shaft of the gear motor (5). The microcomputer controller (7) is connected with the swing direction monitor (6) and the gear motor (5). The on-off operation of the gear motor (5) is controlled by the microcomputer controller (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Bingshun Qiu
  • Patent number: 8308579
    Abstract: A suspension device for an electric swing including a supporting bracket, a supporting beam, a suspended swing stem, a swing push rod, a gear motor, an electromagnetic clutch, a torque output plate, a direction switching pendulum weight, a swing direction monitor, a safety switch, and a microcomputer controller. The shaft of the gear motor is fixedly connected with the electromagnetic clutch. Two end surfaces of the electromagnetic clutch are fixedly provided with two rigid pins clamped at two sides of the torque output plate. The torque output plate pushes the direction switching pendulum weight. The direction switching pendulum weight pushes the swing push rod and the swing push rod pushes the suspended swing stem and the suspended body to swing. The gear motor and the electromagnetic clutch are electrically connected with the microcomputer controller. The device has a simple structure, reliable and silent operation, and is easy to carry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Bingshun Qiu
  • Publication number: 20120149479
    Abstract: A swing ride for providing lateral movement to a plurality of passenger vehicles. The ride includes a center hub rotating about its axis. The ride includes, for each of the passenger vehicles, a vehicle support assembly attached to rotate with the hub. The vehicle support assembly includes a flexible support member attached at a first end to the hub and at a second end to one of the vehicles. The vehicle support assembly includes a fulcrum assembly defining a fulcrum or pivot point for the support member between the first and second ends such that the member has a flexible and variable-length flexible arm attached to the vehicle. The fulcrum assembly is selectively positionable to move the fulcrum point in response to user input at the vehicle such that the passenger interactively moves the fulcrum point and thus moves the vehicle laterally inward and outward relative to the spinning hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: EDWARD A. NEMETH, DAVID W. CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20110165953
    Abstract: A infant swing set providing a swinging motion for at least one infant comprising: a dual seat assembly, where said dual seat assembly is mounted between a first swinging pendulum and a second swinging pendulum; a first hub assembly, where the first hub assembly supports the first swinging pendulum and a second hub assembly, where the second hub assembly supports the second swinging pendulum; a first curved vertical post, extending from the first hub assembly and a second curved vertical post extending from the second hub assembly; a first support bracket, where said first support bracket supports the first curved vertical post; and a second support bracket, where said second support bracket supports the second curved vertical post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Cesar Solis
  • Patent number: 7951012
    Abstract: A pivoting swing maintains a support member that is rotatably attached to pivot assembly allows the support member to be rotated in any desired position. The pivot assembly includes a lock assembly that allows the position of the support member to be retained once a desired position has been found. Flexible suspension members attach the support member to the pivot assembly, thereby allowing the support member to swing back and forth once the support member has been rotated to a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: C. Scott Burriss
  • Patent number: 7862442
    Abstract: A swing device comprises a stationary seat and a swinging mechanism. The stationary seat includes a pair of side frames, and a top frame interconnecting the side frames. The swinging mechanism includes a frame body unit swingable between the side frames and including front and rear frame bodies that are interconnected telescopically and that are locked releasably on each other, and a suspending unit including a pair of front swinging rods for connecting the front frame body swingably to the top frame of the stationary seat, and a pair of rear swinging rods for connecting the rear frame body swingably to the top frame of the stationary seat. Each of the rear swinging rods includes upper and lower tubes that are interconnected telescopically and that are locked releasably on each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Taiwan Shin Yeh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Patent number: 7837569
    Abstract: This invention relates to a manual swing drive mechanism to be mounted on a swing in order to transmit the swinging movement to a person who cannot do it alone, notably a child. Through a hand operated rocking arm, the assisting person transmits a swinging movement to a swaying member which transfers a pendulum swinging movement to the seat lines of the swing through a set of elongated swinging arms fixed perpendicularly to the swaying member. The functionality of the invention could be expanded into a multi-swing drive mechanism thus allowing one or several assisting persons to transmit a swinging movement to a group of two or more assisted persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: Charles Ouellet
  • Patent number: 7699711
    Abstract: A swing assembly includes a swing frame and at least two single-seater seat units. The swing frame includes a horizontal support bar and a plurality of spaced apart hook members disposed swingably on the support bar. Each single-seater seat unit includes a chair member, and a hanging unit connected to an adjacent pair of the hook members and further connected to the chair member. The single-seater seat units are swingable independently of each other on the swing frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Taiwan Shin Yeh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Publication number: 20090258759
    Abstract: A trampoline swing has a swing assembly, a trampoline assembly and a trampoline to swing connection member connecting the horizontally oriented trampoline frame to a trampoline connection end of the swing assembly. The trampoline swing has a top bar having a pair of apexes, namely a left apex and a right apex. The left apex is at a left side of the swing assembly and the right apex is at the right side of the swing assembly. There are four main body leg supports, namely a front left leg support, a front right leg support, a rear left leg support, and a rear right leg support. The left apex receives the front left leg support and the rear left leg support. The right apex receives the front right leg support and the rear right leg support. A plurality of swing connectors are mounted on the top bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Samuel Chen
  • Publication number: 20090036225
    Abstract: A swing assembly includes a swing frame and at least two single-seater seat units. The swing frame includes a horizontal support bar and a plurality of spaced apart hook members disposed swingably on the support bar. Each single-seater seat unit includes a chair member, and a hanging unit connected to an adjacent pair of the hook members and further connected to the chair member. The single-seater seat units are swingable independently of each other on the swing frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong TSENG
  • Patent number: 7435183
    Abstract: A swing includes: a pair of upright stands having top end portions; a transverse rod having two opposite end portions that are respectively secured to the top end portions of the stands; a pair of pivot sleeves sleeved respectively on the end portions of the transverse rod and rotatable on the transverse rod about an axis defined by the transverse rod; a seat frame disposed between the stands and below the transverse rod; and a pair of arcuate rods that extend curvedly from the seat frame and that are respectively secured to the pivot sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Taiwan Shin Yeh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • 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: 7367895
    Abstract: A swing assembly includes a main support frame and a swing chair unit. The main support frame includes four spaced-apart upright posts, and a top frame connected to the upright posts. The swing chair unit includes a suspending frame hung movably on the top frame, and a seat frame held by the suspending frame. The swing assembly further includes a roof assembly mounted on the top frame, and a drape assembly hung on the top frame and extending downwardly along and between the upright posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Taiwan Shin Yeh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Patent number: 7300355
    Abstract: This is a swing by which two people can enjoy a swing without risk of colliding with each other on the swing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventor: Dannie Hense
  • Patent number: 7186183
    Abstract: A mounting system for mounting a swing to a support beam includes a first bracket member coupled to the support beam, a second bracket member coupled to the support beam opposite the first bracket member, a first swing hanger directly connected to the first bracket member for supporting a first elongated support member, and a second swing hanger directly connected to the second bracket member for supporting a second elongated support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: PlayStar, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian K. Zeilinger, Richard R. Popp
  • Patent number: 6997815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to playground apparatus, and in particular to a swing apparatus which may be used by a person confined to a wheelchair. The preferred embodiment of the swing apparatus includes a main body which is adapted to accommodate a wheelchair. The body is formed from moulded plastic and is suspended from a frame structure for reciprocating motion by means of two pairs of substantially parallel arms. The body includes vertically extending internal frame members within the side walls of the body and transversely extending frame members underneath the body connecting opposing vertical frame members located on each side of the swing body. The body of the swing further includes a seat assembly which can be moved between a collapsed position and a raised position. The seat assembly comprises a pair of members which are adapted to clip together so as to provide a secure engagement when the seat is in its erected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Jenway Industries PTY Limited
    Inventor: Wayne Devine
  • Patent number: 6994631
    Abstract: A swing has a fixed support structure and a rigid subframe suspended therefrom. The subframe is suspended on a single pivot axis, thereby permitting pendular motion below the support structure. Seats are mounted on the subframe to provide side-by-side and/or face-to-face seating. The subframe is configured to arc around behind the seats rather than intrude into the space between the seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Dream Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Ted Habing
  • Patent number: 6974388
    Abstract: A swing with a sail is disposed between lines or chains from which the swing is suspended. The sail is disposed above the heads of the occupants of the swing when the occupants are seated in the swing. A large plane of the sail is suspended generally vertically, so that the sail's large surface area disrupts and moves the air as the swing moves back and forth, so as to create a cooling breeze. The sail is removably mounted to the chains or lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventor: Clayton M. Williams, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6958017
    Abstract: The invention is a unique swing assembly which is designed to fit into a carrying case when the components of the assembly are dismantled. The swing of the assembly comprises a seat and back rest which are hinged together so that they can be easily and quickly mounted in a support frame that is composed of parts that are detachably fastened together so that they can be readably dismantled for storage in the carrying case. The swing can be provided with arm rests which are also detachably mounted to the seat and back rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Inventor: Billy A. Toombs, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6949027
    Abstract: A garden swing has a fixed support structure and a seat support frame pivotally suspended from the support structure. The seat support frame is suspended on a single pivot axis so as to provide simple pendular motion. At least one seat is attached the seat support frame, the seat having a seating portion and a backrest portion. In one embodiment, the seat includes a moveable leg rest having a stowed position beneath the seating portion of the seat and an extended position forward of the seating portion of the seat. In another embodiment of the invention, the backrest portion of the seat is pivotally coupled to the seating portion of the seat so as to be positionable at a selected angle of recline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Dream Visions LLC
    Inventors: Theodore G. Habing, Carlos Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 6935962
    Abstract: A swing frame unit of a swing includes a supporting frame, a seat frame disposed on the supporting frame, a backrest frame pivoted to the supporting frame and pivotable between a horizontal position and an inclined position, and an extension frame mounted movably on the supporting frame and movable in a transverse direction relative to the supporting frame from a retracted position to an extended position, in which the extension frame extends outwardly of the supporting frame in the transverse direction so as to increase an overall length of the backrest frame, the seat frame, and the extension frame in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Taiwan Shin Yeh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Patent number: 6875118
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a pneumatically actuated swing ride that has rigid swing members rotating about a shaft in a pendulum style of swinging ride. The ride operates with rigid swing members raising one or more riders in a seat platform or gondola up and then accelerates them down through an arc in the pendulum style of swinging movement. The controlled upward movement, a brief delay, and the accelerated downward movement produce weightlessness in the ride that is unmatched in the industry. The weightless effect is incurred at both ends of the arc and every time the cycle is made. By using a pneumatic cylinder, air is used as an air cushion both accelerating and decelerating the ride, giving complete control of the ride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: S & S Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley J. Checketts
  • Patent number: 6827650
    Abstract: A swing includes a seat unit having a seat frame disposed between two armrest frames, and a backrest frame pivoted to a rear end of the seat frame and to one of the armrest frames. A sliding member is fixed to the seat frame, and is slidably mounted on a guiding rail that is secured to said one of the armrest frames. A spring-biased latch is mounted on the sliding member, and engages releasably a selected one of retaining grooves formed in the guiding rail to prevent sliding movement of the sliding member and the seat frame relative to the guiding rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Taiwan Shin Yeh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Patent number: 6802783
    Abstract: A swing includes a seat unit having a seat frame disposed between two armrest frames, and a backrest frame pivoted to a rear end of the seat frame through a first pivot pin and to one of the armrest frames about a second pivot pin above the first pivot pin, a footrest frame pivoted to a front end of the seat frame through a third pivot pin, and an inclination adjusting rod pivotally connecting the footrest frame and a lower end of the backrest frame. A sliding member is fixed to the seat frame, and is slidably mounted on a guiding member that is secured to said one of the armrest frames. A fastener releasably fastens the sliding member to the guiding member to prevent sliding movement of the sliding member and the seat frame relative to the guiding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Taiwan Shin Yeh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Patent number: 6786829
    Abstract: A swing includes two seat units swingably connected to an upright support frame through suspending members. Each seat unit includes a seat frame disposed between inner and outer side frames, and a backrest frame pivoted to the seat frame. Inner and outer engaging plates are fixed respectively to the inner and outer side frames, and are each formed with a plurality of intercommunicated engaging grooves. Inner and outer operating arms are respectively disposed adjacent to the engaging plates. Each of the operating arms has a rear arm section pivoted to the backrest frame and a front arm section formed with an engaging tongue that engages a selected one of the engaging grooves in the respective engaging plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Taiwan Shin Yeh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Patent number: 6736732
    Abstract: The present invention relates to playground apparatus, and in particular to a swing apparatus which may be used by a person confined to a wheelchair. The preferred embodiment of the swing apparatus includes a main body which is adapted to accommodate a wheelchair. The body is formed from molded plastic and is suspended from a frame structure for reciprocating motion by means of two pairs of substantially parallel arms. The body includes vertically extending internal frame members within the side walls of the body and transversely extending frame members underneath the body connecting opposing vertical frame members located on each side of the swing body. The body of the swing further includes a seat assembly which can be moved between a collapsed position and a raised position. The seat assembly comprises a pair of members which are adapted to clip together so as to provide a secure engagement when the seat is in its erected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Jenway Industries Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Wayne Devine
  • Patent number: 6702686
    Abstract: A play swing is selectively configurable for mounting to swing in different modes of operation, such as swiveling or circling movement and for back-and-forth movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Cedarworks, Inc.
    Inventor: Barrett W. Brown
  • Patent number: 6692368
    Abstract: An infant's swing is disclosed. The swing is driven by an electric power to automatically operate the swing. The frame is A-shaped in a side view, and a pair of oscillation shafts are secured to a pair of securing bars respectively, the securing bars being installed in the peak portions of the frame 12 respectively. A pair of magnet boxes are provided to contain a pair of securing bars and a pair of electromagnets in each of them, and an oscillator is disposed between each pair of the electromagnets. An electric power is supplied alternately to the electromagnets to alternately magnetize them, thereby making the oscillators swing leftward and rightward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Keymax Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong Woo Hyun
  • Patent number: 6648768
    Abstract: A swing assembly includes a swing frame unit disposed swingably on a support unit, and a seat unit connected to the swing frame unit by means of a pair of left and right linkage units. The seat unit includes a seat and a back that is rotatable relative to the swing frame unit between a horizontal position and an inclined position when the seat is disposed at a horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Shin Yeh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Patent number: 6623368
    Abstract: A swinging seat includes suspension members having coil springs of nonlinear response so that the seat has a desirable bouncy feel for a wide range of weights supported on the seat. The springs in one embodiment are barrel shaped having coils of maximum diameter at the middle and coils of minimum diameter at the opposite ends of the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Levi Tool and Mold Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Levi
  • Publication number: 20030144063
    Abstract: A multidirectional amusement device is shown having a support structure extending above a support surface. A ride vehicle is secured to the support structure with support lines and is allowed to move freely beneath the support towers. A retraction tower receives a tow line connected to the ride vehicle to draw the ride vehicle to a desired height. A release mechanism attached between ends of the tow line engages a stop on the retraction tower and automatically releases the ride vehicle into a pendulum motion. The ride vehicle includes an attachment portion for receiving the support lines. The ride vehicle also includes a rider platform rotatably attached to the attachment portion. The ride vehicle further includes a coupling bar having a first end pivotally secured to the attachment portion of the ride vehicle and a second end extending outwardly from the ride vehicle for engaging the release mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventor: Stat Cochron
  • Patent number: 6585319
    Abstract: A swing chair assembly includes a support unit, a seat unit disposed among a pair of upright side frames and a horizontal bar of the support unit, and linking units for connecting the seat unit pivotally and swingably to the horizontal bar. The seat unit includes a chair member with a horizontal seat portion and an upright backrest portion, and a table unit disposed adjacent to the seat portion of the chair member. The table unit has a horizontal table top disposed in a raised position with respect to the seat portion of the chair member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Shin Yeh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Patent number: 6547328
    Abstract: A dual row outdoor leisure rocking chair. The chair includes two rocking chairs each having a main frame with two foot supports linked by a linking bar at the bottom side. The main frame hangs a swingable loading bracket thereon. The loading bracket has two bottom sides each engaged with a linkage rod. A top bracket is mounted at the top end of the main frame. The top bracket has a coupling section formed at one end thereof. The two rocking chairs are opposite to each other and swingable synchronously in a coupled fashion, and may be assembled easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Inventor: Lausan Chung-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 6482096
    Abstract: A swing ride capable of swinging motion about an elevated support. The swing ride includes first and second parts which move toward and away from one another during the swinging motion of the swing and a deformable chamber which is alternately compressed and expanded during the periodic motion of the swing. A fluidically operated toy is connected to one of the parts and a fluid conduit is connected between the deformable chamber and the toy to conduct fluid between the deformable chamber and the toy so that the toy is energized by a change in fluid pressure from the deformable chamber caused by the swinging motion of the swing ride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Hedstrom Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick M. Rieber, Steven P. Hanson
  • Patent number: 6440002
    Abstract: A giant swing ride features a launch tower rider loading platform that surrounds the rider with a safety rail and/or wall to prevent falling from the rider loading platform during loading. Various launch mechanisms include a release hook, a falling door and a retracting floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Skycoaster, Inc.
    Inventor: William L. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6402233
    Abstract: A swing assembly includes a support frame unit with lateral frames and a horizontal bar interconnecting the lateral frames, a canopy frame with a pair of lateral rods perpendicular to the horizontal bar, and a pair of adjustable mounting units. Each of the mounting units includes a retaining member secured to the lateral rod, and having a first axle hole and a first end face formed with first engagement teeth around the first axle hole. A stationary seat on the horizontal bar has a second axle hole aligned with the first axle hole, and a second end face confronting the first end face and formed with second engagement teeth around the second axle hole. A pivot axle is secured to the lateral rod, extends through the first and second axle holes, and has a threaded end projecting through the stationary seat and engaging a rotary knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Shin Yeh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Patent number: 6383085
    Abstract: A swing assembly includes a support unit, a seat unit disposed among a pair of side frames and a horizontal bar of the support unit, linking units for connecting the seat unit to the horizontal bar, and a canopy unit having a pair of lateral canopy frames mounted on the support unit and a flexible canopy sheet spreading across and over the canopy frames. Each canopy frame includes a horizontal bottom rail transverse to the horizontal bar, and an upright main frame member disposed above and fastened to the bottom rail. The canopy sheet is formed with a pair of retaining sleeves that are sleeved respectively on the bottom rails of the canopy frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Shin Yeh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Patent number: 6361446
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an automatic swinging device with a natural rhythm of the swinging motion that is designed and configured to be coupled to any desired apparatus that can be sat on and in which the user wishes to be swung automatically, if desired, and manually, when desired. The present invention is an apparatus that can be attached to any device so as to provide for a final product that not only provides an automatic swinging motion having natural rhythm, but also provides for a unit that allows the user to swing naturally, when desired, so as to prevent hindrance of free swing, and to adjust the angle of the automatic swing motion. In an optional configuration, the present invention can include an attachment element that will eliminate wobbling during the swing motion, a feature generally associated with conventional swings. To enable such a configuration, the swing device of the present invention comprises a driving unit, an actuating unit, and a power unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventors: Sydney William Lawson, Ronald David Lawson
  • Patent number: 6348005
    Abstract: A swing assembly includes a support frame unit with two side legs and a horizontal bar interconnecting the side legs, a seat unit, and linking units for suspending the seat unit. The seat unit includes a rectangular base frame connected to lower ends of the linking unit. The base frame includes a pair of lateral frame sections, and front and rear rods interconnecting the lateral frame sections. A seat frame has a front end portion resting on the front rod, and a rear end portion connected pivotally to a front end portion of a backrest frame, which is pivoted to the lateral frame sections of the base frame so as to be pivotable relative to the seat frame and the base frame for moving between a flat position, in which a rear end portion of the backrest frame rests on the rear rod, and an inclined position, in which the rear end portion of the backrest frame is raised to be disposed above the rear rod. A backrest support has an upper end pivoted to an intermediate portion of the backrest frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Shin Yeh Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Patent number: 6302801
    Abstract: The invention provides a playstation that is configured to be stronger, less expensive to manufacture, and easier to assemble. The playstation includes a Y-shaped support that has a top section, a lower left section and a lower right section. The playstation also includes a cross-beam having a first cross-beam secured to the left side of the top section on the Y-shaped support and a second cross-beam secured to the right side of the top section on the Y-shaped support. The playstation further includes a left leg secured to the lower left section of the Y-shaped support and a right leg secured to the lower right section of the Y-shaped support. Using the Y-shaped support of the present invention allows the playstation to be readily assembled. The assembled playstation also provides a solid support structure for securing one or more children's accessories to the playstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Playstar, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian K. Zeilinger
  • Patent number: 6277028
    Abstract: A detachable swing is constructed to include two end assemblies, a top rail coupled between the end assemblies at one of selective elevations, a swing hanger mounted on the top rail to hold a folding collapsible swing seat, two pairs of foot couplings, two bottom supports detachably coupled between the foot couplings and arranged in parallel, two pairs of legs bilaterally obliquely coupled between the end assemblies and the foot couplings, and two chinning bars detachably connected between the legs at two opposite lateral sides, and two barrels mounted on the top rails between the swing hanger and the end assemblies to stop the swing hanger from sliding on the top rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Green Wheel Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Hei Liu
  • Patent number: 6254490
    Abstract: An automatic swing device to be used in combination with a conventional porch swing is disclosed and includes a frame member that will support a conventional porch swing and maintain the components of the automatic swing device. Secured to the swing is a motorized rotating arm assembly. This rotating arm assembly includes a fractional horsepower gear motor. An initiation assembly is coupled to the rotating arm assembly. This initiation assembly includes a clutch arm that is connected to a stop unit. The stop unit is connected to the fractional horsepower gear motor. In operation, the user sits on the swing and pushes back, this will cause the rotating arm assembly to active the initiation assembly. The initiation assembly will provide for the clutch arm to pull back, forcing the stop unit to be disengage and cause for the automatic operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Inventors: Sydney William Lawson, Ronald David Lawson
  • Patent number: 6251022
    Abstract: A play set constructed for recreational use, having a structure resembling an excavator backhoe machine comprising tracks, an elevated platform play area, a cab with simulated controls mounted above the tracks, a counterweight attached to the rear of the play area, a main boom extending upward from the front of the play area having monkey bars spaced apart on the bottom side of the main boom and swings hanging from a horizontal portion of the main boom, a slide attached to a side of the elevated platform play area extending outward away from the play set, and a stick attached to an upper end of the main boom extending downward with a bucket attached to the end of the stick, the lower end of the bucket resting on the ground. The elevated platform play area includes an opening in the floor for entrance to the play area from beneath the play set. The structure may be made of wood, plastic, metal or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Inventors: Ronald J. Mailloux, Russell J. Mailloux
  • Patent number: 6106402
    Abstract: A system for orienting or biasing swings before installation uses a device having a bed adjusted to the desired orientation or bias. The swing is supported from a temporary support by its normal semi-elastic supports which are stretched in a manner to conform to the bias of the bed. In order to obtain the necessary amount of stretching in the semi-elastic support, the swing is forced into the bed during a process in which the bed is moved vertically to facilitate the stretching of the semi-elastic supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Dinesol Plastics
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Leonard, Vernon O. Woody