Cradles Patents (Class 5/101)
  • Patent number: 9345339
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a supporting mechanism disposed on a hammock for supporting a mattress, and the supporting mechanism includes a folding component and a plurality of supporting components. The folding component is disposed on a central position of the hammock, and the folding component includes an upper surface, a lower surface and an avoiding section passing through the upper surface and the lower surface. The plurality of supporting components is disposed around the folding component and for supporting the mattress. An end of each of the plurality of supporting components is pivotally connected to the folding component, and the other end of each supporting component is fixed on an edge position of the hammock. The operation of the supporting mechanism is easy so that the hammock and the bedstead can be folded or unfolded together. Accordingly, the present invention is to provide a crib therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: HongGuang Wang, Wen-Qu Hu, Chin-Ming Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150082539
    Abstract: A multi-use convertible frame for a baby carrier includes a base frame, a swivel mount, a support unit and a positioning mechanism. The support unit can be swiveled about ninety degrees from a first direction to a second direction, and vice versa. The support unit is leaned with an angle suitable for providing a chair mode in the first direction, and kept in a substantially horizontal position for providing a bassinet mode in the second direction. The base frame may be formed with a curved underside and rotatably mounted with two stoppers at the both ends thereof for converting the chair mode into a rocking chair mode and converting the bassinet mode into rocking bassinet mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: PING-CHING LIN, CHIA-MING SHEN
  • Patent number: 8893326
    Abstract: A frame suitable for use in a cradle for small children, or in similar devices, where a structure for containing a dynamic load requires support, consists of two flexible longitudinal laminae, parallel one to another and joined by one or more crosswise laminae. The longitudinal laminae are curved in a more or less central part of their length so forming a first section that rests on the ground and a second section inclined at an angle determined in relation to the first section to sustain the containing structure. In the curved part and along the whole of the second section the longitudinal laminae are subjected to torsion opposite in sign such as to incline them towards the inside of the frame; this lessens their flexibility sufficiently to limit elongation of the flexor oscillations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Bombol Limited
    Inventor: Frederic Frans Petrus Gooris
  • Patent number: 8893327
    Abstract: A baby pod is a hollowed-out circular shaped structure used to house new-born infants up to a year and a half age babies and other essential features associated with infant-to-toddler care in its interior shell. The outer and inner surface of the baby pod is smooth leaving the surface without any crevices to the outer shell or inner walls. The baby mattress is located in the cavity of a mattress box located at the bottom-center of the baby pod's interior. Baby pod has an outer solid flat base that surrounds the entire bottom to provide a secure and sturdy foundation to minimize unwanted sliding and movement and avoid tip overs. Towards the back of the baby pod just above the head of the baby mattress is a 180 degree-view viewing window. Towards the front of the baby pod just above the foot of the baby mattress is a huge entry opening that will allow for entry of an infant-to-toddler to be placed on the baby mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Muriyd Abdullah Muhammad
  • Patent number: 8844072
    Abstract: An infant supporting apparatus includes a base frame, a support frame and a resting support. The base frame includes a first and a second leg frame portion pivotally connected with each other about a first pivot axis, wherein the first and second leg frame portions have foot portions. The support frame is assembled with the base frame, and includes a first and a second support frame portion pivotally connected with each other about a second pivot axis spaced apart from the first pivot axis, the first and second pivot axes being vertically aligned with each other. The resting support is suspended from the first and second support frames for receiving the placement of a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: William B. Bellows, Jonathan M. Pacella, Jonathan K. Mountz, Jennifer E. Craig, Nathanael Saint
  • Patent number: 8769737
    Abstract: An infant bed system having a base, a mattress with a top surface having a half-pipe indentation, the mattress is shaped and sized to be snugly placed atop the base, legs that extend downwardly from the base, and raised side walls that extend upwardly from the side wall of the base. A vibrating component in the base is adapted to provide vibrations to the mattress. A speaker produces womb sounds or heartbeat sounds. A control panel on the base allows for turning on and off of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Michael D. Duggins
  • Patent number: 8769738
    Abstract: A bassinet set is used for hanging on a playard. The bassinet set includes a bassinet and a placing device. The bassinet has at least one first angle adjusting sleeve formed on an inner wall of the bassinet. The placing device is removably disposed on the bassinet. The placing device includes a holding body and a tubular frame. The holding body is used for holding an infant. The tubular frame is disposed around the holding body. The tubular frame includes a first end portion and the second end portion. The second end portion is used for detachably connecting to the first end portion after the first end portion passes through the first angle adjusting sleeve, so as to make the holding body oblique to the bassinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Andrew J. Horst, Jonathan M. Pacella
  • Patent number: 8756728
    Abstract: A bed for infants with cradle function comprising a bed structure (1) and legs (3, 4) attached thereto, wherein the bed has two legs (3, 4) mounted to the bed structure (1) diametrically opposite to each other, seen in a longitudinal direction of the bed, that the respective leg (3, 4) has laterally protruding elements (9, 10; 11, 12) made of a resilient material at its free end, and in that said protruding resilient elements (9, 10; 11, 12) are arranged to protrude obliquely downwards from the leg to a floor so that the lower part of the leg is situated at a distance from said floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: BabyBjörn AB
    Inventor: Håkan Bergkvist
  • Publication number: 20140123386
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a children's motion device configured to oscillate a child support about a substantially upright axis of rotation. In various embodiments, the portion of the child support configured for supporting the head of a child positioned therein is configured to remain substantially aligned with the axis of rotation as the child support oscillates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Sclare, John Matthew Thomson
  • Patent number: 8661582
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a children's motion device configured to oscillate a child support about a substantially upright axis of rotation. In various embodiments, the portion of the child support configured for supporting the head of a child positioned therein is configured to remain substantially aligned with the axis of rotation as the child support oscillates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kids II, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Sclare, John Matthew Thomson
  • Patent number: 8646129
    Abstract: A rocking bed includes a frame unit, a transmission unit connected with the frame unit to swing and rock the frame unit reciprocally, and a driving unit connected with the transmission unit to drive the transmission unit. Thus, the transmission unit is driven by the driving unit to drive the frame unit so that the frame unit is rocked reciprocally without needing a manual work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Owen Chen
  • Publication number: 20130318709
    Abstract: An infant supporting apparatus includes a base frame, a support frame and a resting support. The base frame includes a first and a second leg frame portion pivotally connected with each other about a first pivot axis, wherein the first and second leg frame portions have foot portions. The support frame is assembled with the base frame, and includes a first and a second support frame portion pivotally connected with each other about a second pivot axis spaced apart from the first pivot axis, the first and second pivot axes being vertically aligned with each other. The resting support is suspended from the first and second support frames for receiving the placement of a child.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: WONDERLAND NURSERYGOODS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: William B. BELLOWS, Jonathan M. PACELLA, Jonathan K. MOUNTZ, Jennifer E. CRAIG, Nathanael SAINT
  • Patent number: 8484776
    Abstract: The present invention disclose a new cradle, including: a cradle frame, with a limiting rod extending along the height set on it; a cradle body, which move up and down along the height of the cradle frame; elastic connecting pieces, which are connected between the cradle frame and the cradle body; a noise reducing component, which includes two parallel mounting plates, two opposite 1st pulleys installed on two mounting plates respectively as well as two opposite 2nd pulleys installed between two mounting plates, wherein the rotating axis of the 2nd pulley is perpendicular to that of the 1st pulley and the limiting rod passes through the clearance enclosed by the two 1st and the two 2nd pulleys, with a mounting plate fixed to the body of the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Wanli Su
  • Patent number: 8464372
    Abstract: A leg assembly for use as at least one supporting leg of an infant enclosure or other device, the leg assembly having an elongated leg member, a solenoid actuator having a coil adapted when the actuator is actuated to move longitudinally relative to the armature of the solenoid actuator and a compression spring which is resiliently compressed upon movement of the coil which imparts motion to the leg member in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher Robert Murray Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20120246824
    Abstract: To accommodate safe, convenient, and effective sleeping arrangements perhaps with mothers and babies, the present invention entails a co-sleeping apparatus and methods having a simple support which may be affixed by friction in a bed and uses a cantilever design to support various forms of baby, pet, and doll baskets (or other sleeping receptacles of choice) at close proximity and convenient locations near a resting parent. This simple cantilever design may provide three important advantages: an immediate arms' reach access to an infant without ever having to leave a bed; interference free design perhaps with no floor supports or bulky stands; and an extremely simple method for single-handed mounting, adjusting, and dismounting of an infant, pet, and doll sleeping receptacle and the like. Embodiments may provide stowing the apparatus in a virtually disappearing condition and the apparatus may be easily disassembled or even folded linearly for convenient long term storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Steven Friedman
  • Publication number: 20120235450
    Abstract: An infant seat comprising an upper torso support, a lower torso support pivotally articulated to the upper torso support and a seat supporting structure; at least one of the upper torso support or the lower torso support is pivotally articulated to the seat supporting structure, the seat further comprising a converting mechanism for converting the seat between at least an angular position in which the upper torso support is inclined with respect to the lower torso support, and a planar position in which the upper torso support and the lower torso support are substantially co-planar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: TINY LOVE LTD.
    Inventors: Shoshana OREN, Hagai HARDUFF, Amit AVIGDOR, Giora SHACHAL
  • Publication number: 20120180212
    Abstract: A frame suitable for use in a cradle for small children, or in similar devices, where a structure for containing a dynamic load requires support, consists of two flexible longitudinal laminae, parallel one to another and joined by one or more crosswise laminae. The longitudinal laminae are curved in a more or less central part of their length so forming a first section that rests on the ground and a second section inclined at an angle determined in relation to the first section to sustain the containing structure. In the curved part and along the whole of the second section the longitudinal laminae are subjected to torsion opposite in sign such as to incline them towards the inside of the frame; this lessens their flexibility sufficiently to limit elongation of the flexor oscillations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: BOMBOL LIMITED
    Inventor: Frederic Frans Petrus Gooris
  • Publication number: 20120066833
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a children's motion device configured to oscillate a child support about a substantially upright axis of rotation. In various embodiments, the portion of the child support configured for supporting the head of a child positioned therein is configured to remain substantially aligned with the axis of rotation as the child support oscillates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Sclare, John Matthew Thomson
  • Publication number: 20110219539
    Abstract: A bed for infants with cradle function comprising a bed structure (1) and legs (3, 4) attached thereto, wherein the bed has two legs (3, 4) mounted to the bed structure (1) diametrically opposite to each other, seen in a longitudinal direction of the bed, that the respective leg (3, 4) has laterally protruding elements (9, 10; 11, 12) made of a resilient material at its free end, and in that said protruding resilient elements (9, 10; 11, 12) are arranged to protrude obliquely downwards from the leg to a floor so that the lower part of the leg is situated at a distance from said floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Håkan Bergkvist
  • Patent number: 7934275
    Abstract: A collapsible suspension bed comprising a bed bottom, a bed wall including at least one end wall and at least two side walls, at least one support structure for the bed, and at least one suspension means connected to the support structure for suspension of the bed. The distinctive characteristic of the bed is that the volume of the bed is adjustable for volume-adjustment of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Mari Design, Mari Helgeland
    Inventor: Mari Synnove Ullensvang Helgeland
  • Patent number: 7861337
    Abstract: A hammock device for cradling infants comprising a foldable support base for placing on a ground surface; a first and second support brace pivotally attached to the base; a swinging bar pivotally connected to the first support brace via a first control box and to the second support brace via a second control box; a sheet-like hammock component wherein the first end is attached near the first end of the swinging bar and the second end is attached near the second end of the swinging bar such that an inner cavity is formed in which the infant may be placed; and a motor disposed in the first control box that causes the swinging bar to rotate in a first direction and a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventors: Bakulesh D. Patel, Damayanti B. Patel
  • Patent number: 7810182
    Abstract: An animated-figures-rocked cradle for amusing and rocking an infant. The animated-figures-rocked cradle includes a cradle and a pair of animated figures. The cradle is pivotally mounted to the pair of animated figures and holds the infant. The pair of animated figures amuse the infant and support and rock the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Philip Trippodo
  • Patent number: 7788744
    Abstract: Sleeping compartment support assemblies and methods of driving the same are disclosed to selectively provide reciprocating motion to a sleeping enclosure. An example sleeping compartment support has a drive mechanism that utilizes a rotary motor and a slider crank assembly to generate substantially planar motion in a generally horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Calilung, Edward B. Bretschger, Troy D. Mason
  • Patent number: 7779490
    Abstract: A bouncing cradle comprises a base frame (10) intended to rest on an underlay, a backrest (20), a pivot mounting (12) arranged for the backrest and carried by the base frame, an arm (22) fixedly connected to the backrest and situated under the backrest as well as at a distance from the pivot mounting, and an adjustment fitting (40) for setting different angles of inclination of the backrest in relation to the base frame, the base frame comprising an essentially plane support yoke (84), the branch ends of which are attached to a support plate (16). The support plate (16) consists of an injection-moulded piece of plastic having integrated tubular sleeves (85) that receive the mutually parallel ends of the yoke branches, and that the sleeves (85) are situated at a distance above the support surface of the support plate (16) facing the underlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: BabyBjörn AB
    Inventor: Håkan Bergkvist
  • Publication number: 20100163088
    Abstract: A canopy mechanism comprises a canopy support and a canopy frame. The canopy support comprises a combining part and an engaging part. A terminal of the engaging part connects the combining part, and another terminal of the engaging part extends opposite to the combining part. The engaging part comprises a first lateral wall and a second lateral wall. A chamber is formed between the first and second lateral walls, and one terminal of the chamber has a chamber entrance. The second lateral wall has an opening, and a cantilever structure extends from a side of the opening therein. The cantilever structure has a first position-limiting part. The canopy frame has a connection part with a second position-limiting part. The connection part of the canopy frame inserts into the chamber via the chamber entrance to engage the first and second position-limiting parts to fasten the canopy frame and the canopy support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Hai-Bo Zeng
  • Patent number: 7694362
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention there is provided a support assembly for supporting a baby, the support assembly including: a support element on which a baby is supported in use; a chassis operatively connected to the support element, the chassis including adjusting means to provide adjustment to both the height and attitude of the support element relative to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Ramachandra Rao Gudipati
  • Patent number: 7685657
    Abstract: An automated rocking bassinet apparatus includes a support that includes a first upper panel and a second upper panel. A plurality of legs is attached to and extends downwardly from each of the first and second upper panels. A housing includes a bottom wall and a peripheral wall that is attached to and extends upwardly from the bottom wall. A pair of receivers is attached to the housing. A pair of mountings is provided. Each of the first and second upper panels has one of the mountings attached thereto and each of the receivers receives one of the mountings to pivotally couple the housing to the support. A driver assembly is mounted in the first upper panel and selectively rocks the housing with respect to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventors: Macos E. Hernandez, Mayelin Hernandez
  • Patent number: 7555791
    Abstract: A device for rocking or bouncing a baby chair. The device has a seat into which a baby can be placed. The seat is attached to a stand that provides a springy action to the baby seat. The stand has an adjustment mechanism so the stand can be adjusted to compensate for babies of different weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: Fred Pereira
  • Patent number: 7546652
    Abstract: A standard child swing apparatus with a holder for supporting a baby on its abdomen. A vibration unit is also included within the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventors: Michelle Maloof, Mark C. Griffin
  • Publication number: 20090106895
    Abstract: An infant cradling device having a curved support member such that the support member can be rocked side-to-side. Preferably, the upper surface of the support member is provided with a layer of padding, and both are preferably encased within a removable cover that is washable. An infant seat is provided on the upper surface at one end of the device, the seat formed as a waistband and a crotch member positioned on the upper surface of the cover whereby two leg holes are defined to receive the legs of the infant therethrough. Preferably, a hand strap or pocket is provided on the rear of the device to secure the device when held.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Jason Beers
  • Publication number: 20080196164
    Abstract: Sleeping compartment support assemblies and methods of driving the same are disclosed to selectively provide reciprocating motion to a sleeping enclosure. An example sleeping compartment support has a drive mechanism that utilizes a rotary motor and a slider crank assembly to generate substantially planar motion in a generally horizontal plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Ryan Calilung, Edward B. Bretschger, Troy D. Mason
  • Patent number: 7350253
    Abstract: An infant sleep support device includes a semi-rigid curved support having head support, stomach support, and leg support surfaces covered by a padded cushion that simulates a mother's anatomy. Panties having elasticized waist and leg openings are secured to the curved support by straps, and are extended over the infant to secure the infant to the curved support. Shoulder straps may also extend over the infant's shoulders. The curved support is maintained by a frame member in an orientation that positions the head support surface horizontally. The frame member may suspend the curved support for rocking motion, and the curved support may be removably attached to such frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventor: Geula Simon
  • Patent number: 7213277
    Abstract: A rocking bed includes: a bed frame including two curved rods, each of which has first and second ends, a first section extending from the first end, and a second section extending from the first section to the second end, the first section having a curvature greater than that of the second section, and two connecting rods, each of which interconnects the curved rods; and a body-supporting member mounted securely on the bed frame and extending between the curved rods and between the connecting rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Habitex Corporation
    Inventor: Duan-Cheng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 7020914
    Abstract: A swing type baby bed is made up of a combination of a bed body framed in a rectangular fence and having a floor board mounted therein, and an outer frame for suspending the bed body by coil springs at four corners thereof. Guide grooves are longitudinally provided on either longitudinal frames of the bed body or those of the outer frame at four corners thereof, and guide rollers which engage in the guide grooves are fixed to the other longitudinal frames of the outer frame or those of the bed body at the four corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Kunio Miyakawa
  • Patent number: 6973686
    Abstract: Disclosed is a baby crib or cradle constructed from foldable material, preferably corrugated cardboard that forms multiple elements from a single sheet of material, and supports the baby above the ground. In kit form, the crib may be supplied in a partially assembled state to facilitate ease of end user assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventor: Ruth Kenan
  • Patent number: 6848128
    Abstract: A portable infant cushion (10) includes a base (12) having a top surface (14) for engaging the body of an infant placed onto the top surface and for transferring the weight of the infant. The top surface (14) includes a head support portion (20) non-releasably attached to the base (12) and having a head engaging surface elevated relative to the base for supporting the head of the infant. The top surface (14) includes a body support portion (18) connected to the base (12) which is longitudinally spaced from the head support (20) and is for supporting the body of an infant. A side wall (24) extends peripherally around the base (12) and having an elevated surface elevated higher than the head support (20). The cushion (10) includes a blanket (32) for covering the infant adapted to be placed on the top surface (14). The blanket (32) has at least a portion secured to the side wall (24). The blanket (32) is extensible over the top surface (14) without extending over the head support portion (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Inventors: Esther A. L. Verbovszky, Carl J. Myers
  • Publication number: 20040181873
    Abstract: A combination bassinet, bedside sleeper and changing table apparatus including a supporting frame having a rocking feature convertible through adjustable locking casters for easy rolling. A fabric member comprised of sidewalls and a skirt is draped over the frame. The apparatus may be placed against one side of an adult bed for easy access by a parent. The bedside sleeper is secured to the parents' bed with safety straps. One sidewall may be lowered to facilitate access to an infant by removal of a removably mounted sidewall/skirt supporting rod. The apparatus is adjustable in height to align the bedside sleeper with the parents' bed and when used as a changing table to accommodate for differences in the height of the parent. The bassinet is provided with a removable, adjustable hood for shielding light from the baby's eyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: Simplicity, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Waldman, Jerome Drobinski
  • Publication number: 20040133977
    Abstract: The cradle comprises first and second frames (1 and 2) in the form of an inverted “U”, the legs thereof crisscrossing and being connected to one another by sliding clamps (9) in the crisscrossing points (7). Above said crisscrossing points, the structure has a third frame (3a) supporting a basket (3). The third frame (3a) is hinged to opposite points (8a) of the legs of the second frame (2) and linked to the first frame (1) so that altogether there are at least three connecting points between said first, second and third frames (1, 2, 3a). An element (6) having means to adjustably join both parts of said first and second frames (1, 2) is provided beneath the crisscrossing points (7), said element fixing the degree of opening between the frames thereby regulating the height of the basket (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventor: Miguel Rimbau Vidal
  • Publication number: 20040031097
    Abstract: A support frame for a infant or child support device is disclosed. The frame includes oval shaped side members that provide a wide, safe base and a smooth rocking action to the rocker. The kickstand may be used to convert the support frame from a rocking configuration into a stable, non-rocking configuration. The support frame may also include a seat that can be removed from the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Kane, Robert David Piwko, John F. Rhein
  • Publication number: 20030177574
    Abstract: A combination bassinet, bedside sleeper and changing table apparatus including a supporting frame having a rocking feature convertible through adjustable locking casters for easy rolling. A fabric member comprised of sidewalls and a skirt is draped over the frame. The apparatus may be placed against one side of an adult bed for easy access by a parent. The bedside sleeper is secured to the parents' bed with safety straps. One sidewall may be lowered to facilitate access to an infant by removal of a removably mounted sidewall/skirt supporting rod. The apparatus is adjustable in height to align the bedside sleeper with the parents' bed and when used as a changing table to accommodate for differences in the height of the parent. The bassinet is provided with a removable, adjustable hood for shielding light from the baby's eyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventor: Kenneth Waldman
  • Patent number: 6594840
    Abstract: A bassinet and bouncer combination is provided. The frame of the bassinet and bouncer combination is readily foldable such that it is easily carried and stored. The bassinet and bouncer combination may include a seat positionable in at least two positions such that it may be used as a traditional bassinet (reclined position) or traditional bouncer (sitting-up position). A baby support has a base with a portion that is adapted to lie on the floor, and a pair of arms that extend from their first ends upwardly and rearwardly from the portion and on one side thereof when in a deployed configuration. A connector mechanism joins the first ends of the arms to the portion enabling the arms to pivot through an arc so as to lie substantially in a same plane as the portion and on the other side thereof. A collapsible frame for a baby receptacle is attached to the other ends of the arms when in a collapsed position lying in substantially a same plane as the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge Tomas, Allan Ferraro, Brian C. Sundberg
  • Patent number: 6578212
    Abstract: A cradle is provided having a connector coupling a base frame to a bed frame. The connector restricts movement of the bed frame relative to the base frame. Additionally, a lock is coupled to the connector for fixing movement of the bed frame relative to the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: H. Richard Roudebush
  • Patent number: 6553589
    Abstract: A carrying structure for support of an infant which cradles the infant in a preferred sleeping position. The infant is supported within a basket structure in which a curved board and cushion combination provide a resting surface which is at an angle to a base which is fixed to the main basket which comprises the body of the device. By supporting an infant's sleeping position such that the infant cannot lye flat on its back, danger of asphyxiation of a young infant is greatly reduced. The disclosed infant carrying basket addresses one of the suspected causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by presenting a resting surface which urges the infant to remain in an off-level position, essentially sleeping partially on one of their sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Dorothy M. Hartman
  • Patent number: 6470516
    Abstract: A portable double level cradle rocking bassinet including a standard bassinet onto which is formed lower fixed rockers and also formed elongated foldout rockers. The bassinet has a frame portion to which are attached the lower fixed rockers on either end of the frame portion. When the bassinet is to be rocked, the individual simply unfolds the bassinet to the open condition, places the baby in the frame portion and then rocks the bassinet back and forth on the lower fixed rockers at a ground level. The bassinet also has foldout rockers which can be unfolded to the extended condition, so that the bassinet can be rocked back and forth at a bed or chair level. The foldout rockers can be stored by folding upwardly against the underside of the frame portion and are retained thereto by mating fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Clisthenes F. Lopez, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20020002741
    Abstract: A bassinet and bouncer combination is provided. The frame of the bassinet and bouncer combination is readily foldable such that it is easily carried and stored. The bassinet and bouncer combination may include a seat positionable in at least two positions such that it may be used as a traditional bassinet (reclined position) or traditional bouncer (sitting-up position). A baby support has a base with a portion that is adapted to lie on the floor, and a pair of arms that extend from their first ends upwardly and rearwardly from the portion and on one side thereof when in a deployed configuration. A connector mechanism joins the first ends of the arms to the portion enabling the arms to pivot through an arc so as to lie substantially in a same plane as the portion and on the other side thereof. A collapsible frame for a baby receptacle is attached to the other ends of the arms when in a collapsed position lying in substantially a same plane as the arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Applicant: Safety 1st., Inc
    Inventors: Jorge Tomas, Allan Ferraro, Brian C. Sundberg
  • Patent number: 5987665
    Abstract: A collapsible, lightweight, sturdy bassinet-style combination and convertible baby bed and carrier which is also flexible, comfortable, durable, and modular. A fabric basket with a flexible support structure having rounded edges combine to create a soft sided yet semi-rigid and sturdy carrier, and a rocker unit is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventors: Constance P. Simantob, Cinda H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5943714
    Abstract: A vertically-displaceable bed platform suspended from a ceiling having a platform with two forward and two rearward engagement regions, and four pulley members each disposed an equal vertical distance from the engagement regions such that two correspond with the forward regions and two with the rearward regions. Four cables are each connected to one of the engagement regions, with a first pair of cables connected to the forward region about the corresponding forward pulleys and joining the corresponding rearward pulleys, and a second pair of cables connected to the rearward regions about the rearward pulleys to join with the first pair of cables. The joined pairs of cables are attached to a counterweight, such that downward motion of the counterweight causes an equal reduction in the four vertical distances and retraction of the platform in the direction of the ceiling to a fully retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Inventor: David Dignam
  • Patent number: 5842586
    Abstract: A height adjustable bed and storage unit for small living quarters in which substantially vertical posts are fixedly attached to the floor and ceiling of the living quarters. Each post includes a mating structure for mating to a cross-member at a plurality of vertical positions, the cross-member being utilized for holding a platform substantially horizontally. The cross-member is releasable from the mating structure without the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventor: Gordon Melby
  • Patent number: 5749623
    Abstract: An article of furniture comprising:a) a support frame comprising two hollow vertical supports and a horizontal strut connecting the upper end of the first vertical support to the upper end of the second vertical support;b) a bench comprising a horizontal support member, a plurality of arm rests mounted on said support member, a seat back, and a means for pivotably mounting said seat back to said plurality of arm rests; andc) a means for suspending the bench from the horizontal strut;wherein the interior of the vertical supports is accessible through doors provided in the vertical supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Inventors: Thakor R. Mistry, Jyotsna T. Mistry
  • Patent number: 5694655
    Abstract: A rocking bassinet employs rigid, hoop-shaped frame members which are pivotable about a pair of connectors between a laterally rocking position, a stationary position, and a collapsed, or flattened, storage position. One of the frame members may serve as the handle with free ends pivotal between a ground-engaging position which prevents rocking and a non-ground engaging position which allows lateral rocking of the bassinet. The degree of rocking may be regulated by adjustment of the handle between horizontal and vertical positions. A pliable cloth basket and mattress assembly is detachably engageable around a pair of frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Inventors: David C. Shepler, Aidan J. Petrie