Folding Patents (Class 5/102)
  • Patent number: 9314116
    Abstract: A baby carrier swing conversion support device supports an existing baby carrier in a position over a supporting surface while allowing the carrier to swing. The device includes a bar having opposite ends. Each of a pair of supports is coupled to an associated one of the opposite ends of the bar for hanging an infant carrier from the bar between the supports. The supports and the bar define a stand. Each of a pair of hooks is coupled to and extends from the bar for receiving a handle of the baby carrier whereby the baby carrier is suspended from the bar to swing between the supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Henry J. Bell
  • Patent number: 9179785
    Abstract: A self-deployable device for a child (1), comprising an arcuate structure (110, 120) adapted to support at least one flexible material wall (20) defining a space for receiving a child and at least four stiffener bars (201, 201?) for countering pressing down on the arcuate structure. For at least one of said bars, only one end (211, 211?) of the two ends of the bar is fastened to the arcuate structure by a fixed connection so that said bar may remain connected to the arcuate structure when said structure goes from the folded state to the deployed state and/or vice-versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: SERPOLET
    Inventors: Jeröme Tricault, Emmanuel Sordoillet
  • Patent number: 8955175
    Abstract: A corner assembly for a foldable child enclosure includes: a corner cover attached to a side post of the foldable child enclosure; a first rail cover mating with a first opening in the corner cover and attached to a first upper arm of the foldable child enclosure; and a second rail cover mating with a second opening in the corner cover and attached to a second upper arm of the foldable child enclosure. The first rail cover and the second rail cover move relative to the corner cover as the foldable child enclosure is moved from a folded position to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Thorley Industries LLC
    Inventors: Elijah M. Wiegmann, Robert D. Daley, Jared A. Rosenthal, Henry F. Thorne
  • 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: 8407832
    Abstract: An infant support structure with a collapsible frame is disclosed. In one embodiment, the infant support structure includes a frame with a coupling or lock mechanism that is configured to maintain the collapsible frame in a deployed or use configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Seth Galley
  • Patent number: 7950082
    Abstract: Cradle for a passenger cabin of an aircraft, suitable for a child of less than 2 years old capable of sitting upright, comprising a rigid and formable structure formed by a rectangular frame and two uprights, designed to be fixed to one wall of the cabin, and a cover with mattress attached to the rectangular frame. The cover comprises in one of its longitudinal sides two windows separated by a strip of fabric and closed by a retractable tulle flap in such a way that the child can sit upright in the cradle with his or her legs passing out of the cradle through the windows and on either side of the fabric strip when the flap has been retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: TMC Holding
    Inventor: Gilles Negre
  • Patent number: 7752688
    Abstract: Playard has a frame body that includes a top frame, a plurality of standing posts, and a bottom frame pivoting to one another so that the playard is foldable. A top corner of the standing post, top rails adjacent to the top corner, and the corresponding post body of the standing post form an arc-shaped surface structure. The top corner is mounted above the post body of the standing post by coupling a plug of the top corner to a socket of the post body. The standing post has two first engagements at two sides of its arc shape post body or on the wall of the socket. The enclosure has a second engagement at one end that can engage with the first engagement by sliding up and down relative to the standing post so that the enclosure is easily attached to or detached from the standing post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Excellerate Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Bo Chen, Chih-Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 7661158
    Abstract: Cot, characterized in that it consists of two shell parts (2, 3) which are made of a hard material and which are hinge-mounted, whereby an upholstery (4) is provided around both shell parts (2, 3), and whereby both shell parts (2, 3) can mutually hinge between an open position, in which both shell parts (2, 3) are in line, and a closed position, in which both shell parts (2, 3) are folded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: MYKKO, naamloze vennootshap
    Inventor: Bruno Jozef Ivo Frans Maria Ghisleen Daeseleire
  • Publication number: 20090193582
    Abstract: A rocker bed assembly for infants includes upper and lower hollow frame members that join with a mid-section frame via respective hinge members. The hinge members, which include push button release mechanisms, are positioned on each side of the rocker bed along the upper portion and lower frame portions and function to position the respective frame members relative to the mid-section frame. The release mechanisms enable pivoting of the frame members, and therefore, the rocker bed, between an opened, fully extended position and closed, folded position. The mid-section frame forms a slightly curved base for engaging a support surface. A flexible fabric covering is stretched tautly about the frame assembly to provide a support surface for the infant lying thereon. The taut covering, combined with the curved base, allow the bed to be rocked by the motion of the infant or by a caregiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Gold Bug, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Kummerfeld, Paul Fair, Lynn Rosen
  • Patent number: 7568242
    Abstract: Play yards and methods of operating the same are disclosed. A disclosed example includes a lower frame having a collapsed position and an erected position; an upper frame having a collapsed position and an erected position; and a plurality of posts joining the upper frame and the lower frame. The upper frame has a rounded rectangular shape when in the erected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises
    Inventor: Damon Oliver Casati Troutman
  • Patent number: 7338127
    Abstract: A child support for a buggy which is convertible between seat and cot configurations, having upper and a lower matching frames, two panels, and a stretcher, the first panel being hinged to one end of the lower frame, the stretcher being hinged to the other end of the upper frame, and the second panel being hinged to the first panel and the stretcher, wherein in the seat configuration the upper and lower frames lie on top of one another, the first and second panels are at an angle, and the stretcher is parallel to the plane of the frames, and in the cot configuration the frames are spaced apart from one another, the first and second panels are parallel to the plane of the lower frame, and the stretcher extends between the upper and lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Armon Ltd
    Inventor: Graham Church
  • Patent number: 7065805
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting an infant in a bathtub includes a base, a fabric frame, a frame support, and a fabric cover. The base has a peripheral structure and an inner aperture. The fabric frame defines first and second planes forming a frame angle. The fabric frame is coupled to the base at the frame angle. The frame support is coupled to the base and to the fabric frame. The fabric cover is removably attached to the fabric frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Summerinfant, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Sundberg
  • 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: 6851136
    Abstract: A portable “pop-up” structure comprising a first part (10) forming a receptacle, and a second part (11) forming an enclosure for the receptacle. The first and second parts are separable and each may be folded into a plurality of overlying loops for storing. Each part of the structure is made from a flexible coilable material frame with a foldable cloth-like material between the frame members. Thus, the structure forms a portable cot or animal bed which may be quickly released and erected using the “pop-up” principle, yet readily folded and stowed when not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Finecard International Limited
    Inventor: Anthony Paul Brereton
  • Publication number: 20040148700
    Abstract: A portable “pop-up” structure comprising a first part (10) forming a receptacle, and a second part (11) forming an enclosure for the receptacle. The first and second parts are separable and each may be folded into a plurality of overlying loops for storing. Each part of the structure is made from a flexible coilable material frame with a foldable cloth-like material between the frame members. Thus, the structure forms a portable cot or animal bed which may be quickly released and erected using the “pop-up” principle, yet readily folded and stowed when note required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventor: Anthony Paul Brereton
  • Patent number: 6687928
    Abstract: A portable child's bed is a bassinet hangably suspended from a pair of frame members. The bassinet includes a pair of opposing sidewalls that have a seam which allows for the sidewalls to inwardly pivot and then fold so as to allow for the compaction of the bassinet unit. The bassinet also includes a plurality of storage pockets capable of holding such infant-care related items such as diapers, powder, ointments, small blankets, towelettes, formula, feeding bottles and many other related items. The bassinet may also include a canopy for shielding the infant's head while resting or sleeping. The frame members include a telescoping strut which extendably expands or contracts within a strut housing. The telescoping strut and strut housing are in fluid communication and connected by a rotatable joint having an anterior and posterior sleeve to accommodate the pair of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Michelle Wilson
  • 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: 6386986
    Abstract: A child swing provides a child support that is supportable by a support frame. The child swing may be configured between a stowed and deployed configuration by providing a collapsible child support and a folding support frame. The collapsible child support may include collapsible hangers and a collapsible child receptacle. Frame members of the frame can be connected by hinges which allow a user to conveniently fold the frame into a compact position such that the folded frame may then be placed in the child support. The child support may be driven by an electric motor mounted to the support frame. A periodic motion output from the electric motor may be transferred to swinging motion of the child support by connecting a hanger arm to a post of the support frame which is coupled to the electric motor. In the preferred embodiment, a releasable latch is used to retain the hanger arm to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Sonner, Chinawut P. Paesang
  • 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: 5978987
    Abstract: A playpen includes at least one pivot bracket including a first sidewall having two ends each defining a first through hole. At least one release bracket includes a first sidewall having two ends each defining a second through hole. A pressing member movably received in the release bracket includes two pressing legs. Two retaining legs are each formed on the second sidewall of the release bracket, and each is formed with a retaining hook. At least two armrails each has one end pivotally mounted in the pivot bracket and defining a third through hole. At least two V-shaped biasing members are each mounted in a respective armrail and each has its distal end abutting the pressing leg, and a stub extending through the third through hole, the first through hole and the second through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventor: Kun Wang
  • Patent number: 5906013
    Abstract: A pivotal device for a playpen includes a connecting member which pivotally connects two siderails of the playpen. Each of the siderails has a spring received therein which has a protrusion extending through the siderail and the connecting member and a pushing end being accessed via a hole of the connecting member. An operation plate mounted to the connecting member with a slidable member biasedly disposed therebetween. The operation plate has flexible plate and a head with a tapered surface extends laterally from the flexible plate, the slidable member having one end thereof slidably located below the head so that when the slidable member is shifted, the head is pushed to push the pushing ends of the springs to withdraw the protrusions from the connecting member to allow the siderails to be pivoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Inventor: Kun Wang
  • Patent number: 5802635
    Abstract: A foldable cradle includes a pair of frames pivotally coupled together at a pivot shaft for allowing the frames to be rotated about the pivot shaft and to be rotated between an open position and a folded position. One of the frames includes a beam secured on top and two rods secured to the beam and perpendicular to the beam. A flexible support of soft weaving material is secured to the rods for comfortably supporting the baby and for allowing the parents to hold the baby without disturbing the baby when the baby fall asleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Inventor: Jr Long Chen
  • Patent number: 5708994
    Abstract: A foldable cradle assembly includes a cradle made of a flexible material, a foldable frame supporting the cradle, and an attachment device for attaching the cradle to the frame such that the flexible material hangs down freely from an open top of the cradle. Four lines may be attached to four spaced apart corners of the cradle at the first line ends. A first two of the lines at a first cradle end of the cradle may be attached to a first position on the frame and a second two of the lines at a second cradle end of the cradle may be attached to a second position on the frame such that the first and second positions are spaced apart a distance greater than a cradle length of the cradle. Spreading bars for holding the top of the cradle spread open may be disposed between each of the two lines attached to each of the cradle ends. The cradle may have a spread out rectangular shape and the lines may be strings, ropes, or chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Inventor: Krishna Chandran
  • Patent number: 5638559
    Abstract: A berth arrangement for installation in a sleeping compartment having a ceiling formed with a downwards open recess, comprises a berth holder and a bearing for mounting the berth holder for turning relative to the ceiling structure between a generally horizontal retracted position and a generally vertical lowered position. A berth is journalled in the holder to be turnable when the holder is in its lowered position between an extended position, in which the berth extends substantially horizontally away from the holder, and a folded up position, in which the berth is disposed substantially vertically and is close to the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Kvaerner Masa-Yards Oy
    Inventors: Veikko Natri, Juhani Sarkka, Per Flythstrom
  • Patent number: 5617594
    Abstract: A foldable cradle frame including a front foot, a rear foot, and an upper rod that are interconnected by common connecting bodies. The rear foot and the upper rod are pivotally connected to the connecting members and are rotatable through respective openings in the connecting members toward the front foot. Accordingly, the entire structure may be folded to provide a relatively compact structure. The rear foot is compressible along its axial length via an intermediate spring, to contribute to a rocking motion of the cradle. In addition, the cradle frame includes a U-shaped tubular member pivotally coupled to the front foot for receiving a portion of a cradle seat that is adapted to be fitted therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Assignee: Jina Manufacturing Thai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jui-lung Chien
  • Patent number: 5461735
    Abstract: A bed or cot structure which can be retracted into a ceiling. The bed structure is designed to fit within a recess, formed in a ceiling, which serves as a receptacle for the structure. An elongate pivoting support is rotationally coupled at one end within the recess such that it may be rotated downwardly from the recess, from a retracted to an operational position. The bed or cot is rotationally coupled to the other end of the pivoting support such that it may be rotated into a horizontal and operational orientation upon rotation of the pivoting support into its operational position. The structure is further designed to include both a controlling device which provides for easier manual control of the deployment and retraction of the bed between the recess and its operational position, and a locking device for locking the bed into a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Assignee: Establissments Compin
    Inventor: Jean-louis Danton
  • Patent number: 5377787
    Abstract: A platform (1) comprising a fixed structure (2) and a plate (3) movable in translation comprising four corners (4). Each corner (4) of the plate is secured to a vertical translation structure (5) which ends in a counterweight (6). A fixed structure comprises three guideposts (7, 14, 21) which coact with three translation structures (5). A support arm (9) is disposed in the upper portion of the platform (1) which coacts with the fourth translation structure (5). In this way, a fourth guidepost is avoided, so that ready access is provided to the space below the plate. At the same time, the plate is supported at all four corners and so is securely arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Inventor: Philippe Chabrier
  • Patent number: 5363520
    Abstract: A free-standing, self-supporting bed has a movable platform supported by a stationary frame. The platform may be elevated vertically to a stored position higher than head height when the bed is not in use. Counterweights allow the platform to be elevated and lowered with a minimum of effort. In the stored position the platform is suspended from the frame by redundant lines passing over pulleys. In the sleeping position the counterweights are suspended from the frame and the platform rests on the frame and may be secured thereto by latching devices operable from one side of the bed. The lines and pulleys are arranged so that the counterweights have a 2:1 mechanical advantage with respect to the platform and so that, during raising or lowering of the platform, forces keeping the ends of the platform horizontal are automatically exerted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: Robert C. Lyne, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5271107
    Abstract: An infant support having a supporting hammock and securement structure therefor for securing the supporting hammock to plural side frame members of the support. An infant holding device is provided and is movable between a first position overlaying from side-to-side an upwardly facing surface of the support hammock and a second position thereof lying at a side thereof. A releasable connection is provided for facilitating a releasable securement of the infant holding structure in the first position, a release of the releasable connection structure facilitating a movement of the infant holding structure to the second position. A pair of parallel rocker slats are provided and a releasable coupling structure is provided for securing each end region of a rocker slat to the lower end of a pair of laterally spaced legs to enable the infant support to be rocked when said rocker slats are connected to the lower ends of respective ends of a transversely spaced pair of legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Inventors: Sonia M. Gof, M. Shamel Gof
  • Patent number: 5269587
    Abstract: There is provided a portable and collapsible seat for infants having a relatively compact closed condition for transportation and storage, and an open condition for use. The portable seat includes a collapsible frame having a pair of oppositely disposed longitudinal side rails, each with front and rear ends, a front support attached adjacent the respective front ends of the side rails, and a rear support attached adjacent the respective rear ends thereof. The supports extend downwardly and support the side rails in a rear-to-front inclined and parallel relationship when in open condition. The side rails are foldable outwardly between closed and open conditions. The seat further includes a flexible cradle selectively attached to the frame having a contoured recess for comfortably receiving and supporting the infant in use. The cradle further includes a head roll member situated adjacent and between respective rear ends of the side rails in use, and a leg roll member situated adjacent the respective front ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Jocelyn P. Cunningham
    Inventors: Jocelyn P. Cunningham, Thomas J. Schmidlin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5170520
    Abstract: An infant cradle is formed from a rectangular piece of whole cloth. Portions are removed from the corners and the remaining edges of the cloth folded over and stitched to form elongated through sleeves along the sides and ends. The edges where the portions were removed are joined, e.g., by stitching or Velcro.TM., to form an open-topped cloth basket with the through sleeves along the upper perimeter. Dowels are inserted in each sleeve and extend therebeyond where they overlap and are joined by eye-bolts which provide anchor points for supporting the cradle. Support straps attach to the anchors and extend upwardly to length adjustment buckles, one per anchor, and to centrally located loops, preferably one at each end of the cradle, which hook over one or more supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Inventor: Scott Milliken
  • Patent number: 5020169
    Abstract: This invention discloses an electrically driven elevation bed apparatus which moves up and down while keeping its horizontal posture, in order to make effective use of indoor space. The elevation bed of this invention includes improved driving systems and safety devices for the driving systems. The driving systems includes a driving device including a spring to store biasing force on a supporting shaft thereof for the ascending of the bed frame. Also included is the use of steel belts as cord bodies to hand the bed frame to make the driving device compact and to eliminate troubles encountered with wireropes. The third aspect of the present invention also relates to an improvement of the driving systems. This aspect enables the bed frame to be positioned in inclined postures by introducing clutch means in the driving device to raise one side of the bed only. To the elevation bed, various safety devices are provided for movement of the furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Sanwa Shutter Corporation
    Inventors: Takeaki Hamada, Kiyoshi Abe, Hitoshi Takei, Kenji Sato
  • Patent number: 5016301
    Abstract: An infant rocker/cradle is disclosed. The rocker/cradle includes a generally rectangular frame having two generally parallel, opposing and spaced sides which are joined to each other by two generally parallel, opposing and spaced ends which join the sides at generally right angles. Each side defines a first arcuate rocking edge which is parallel to that of the other side. In addition, each end defines a second arcuate rocking edge which is parallel to that of the other end. The first and second arcuate rocking edges are oriented with respect to each other so that they generally face opposite directions and are disposed at right angles with respect to each other. In addition, the rocker/cradle includes a firm but resilient hammock which is attached to the inner facing surfaces of the frames' ends and sides and which firmly supports an infant lying thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Inventor: Mary A. Combs
  • Patent number: 4746140
    Abstract: A baby carriage has a pair of fron legs (1), a pair of rear legs (2), a seat section (60, 61), and lateral frames (15) each extending between the front and rear legs (1 and 2) on the respective side of the carriage, wherein each lateral frame is foldable in a lateral plane of the baby carriage. When the lateral frames assume are extended or unfolded, the front and rear legs are spaced away from each other to establish the opened state of the baby carriage. When the lateral frames are folded, the front and rear legs are moved toward each other to establish the closed state of the baby carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: Aprica Kassai Kabushikikaisha
    Inventor: Kenzou Kassai
  • Patent number: 4741056
    Abstract: A baby carriage seat extension member has a U-form frame (5) with rear or free end portions (4) adapted to be removably attached to the front end portions of a pair of handrails (3) disposed on both sides of the seat (2) of a baby carriage. The frame extends horizontally and supports a front wall (8) and right and left lateral walls (10, 9) having upper edges attached to the frame. A bottom wall is connected to the lower edges of the front wall (8) and of the two lateral walls (10, 9). The bottom wall is longer than the side walls so that the bottom wall covers a substantial portion of the seat surface (11) of the baby carriage seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1988
    Assignee: Aprica Kassai Kabushikikaisha
    Inventor: Kenzou Kassai
  • Patent number: 4616371
    Abstract: This invention is a baby carriage bed (1) of the so-called "box type" which is basically in the form of a box as a whole comprising a bottom wall (2), a front wall (3), a back wall (4), and left-hand and right-hand side walls (5, 6). In such box-shaped bed (1), when the forwardly disposed walls (2a, 3, 5a, 6a) are displaced to another place and when particularly in the bottom wall (2) its rear portion (2b) alone is left to form the seat of a chair, a chair form is established. To provide the necessary arrangement therefor, a pair of longitudinally slidable draw links (12) are installed on both sides under the bottom wall (2), so that when the draw links (12) are forwardly withdrawn, they hold the front portions (2a, 5a, 6a) of the bottom wall (2) and left-hand and right-hand side walls (5, 6) and the front wall (3). The front portions (5a, 6a) of the left-hand and right-hand side walls (5, 6) are constructed to be separable from the rear portions (5b, 6b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Assignee: Aprica Kassai Kabushikikaisha
    Inventor: Kenzou Kassai
  • Patent number: 4602395
    Abstract: A baby carriage bed has a bottom wall (2), a front wall (3), a back wall (4), a left-hand side wall (5), and a right-hand side wall (6) forming a box. The front portions (2a, 5a, 6a) of the bottom wall (2) and of the left-hand side and right-hand side walls (5, 6) are interconnected but separate from the respective rear portions (2b, 5b, 6b) so that the front portions (2a, 5a, 6a) are disposed in a staggered relationship relative to the rear portions (2b, 5b, 6b). The front wall (3) is separable from the left-hand and right-hand side walls (5, 6) and turnable around a hinge line (11) connecting the front wall to the bottom wall (2). A longitudinally slidable draw rod (12) is installed on each side below the bottom wall (2). The front portions (2a, 5a, 6 a) are attached to the draw rods (12) so that when the latter are pushed rearwardly, the front portions slide into an overlap relationship relative to their rear portions (2b, 5b, 6b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1986
    Assignee: Aprica Kassai Kabushikikaisha
    Inventor: Kenzou Kassai
  • Patent number: 4577355
    Abstract: A frame structure for a baby carriage bed is constructed for changing the baby carriage bed into a seat and vice versa. The frame includes a front support member (15) and rear support members (16, 17) for supporting a front bottom portion and a rear bottom portion of a bottom wall of the baby carriage bed respectively. A left side fixed member (11, 18) and a right side fixed member (12, 19) are fixedly positioned on the respective side of the rear portion of the baby carriage bed for providing left and right side surfaces cooperating with the rear bottom portion. The rear support members (16, 17) are mounted across the left side fixed member (11, 18) and the right side fixed member (12, 19). The structure further includes a left sliding member (13, 26) and a right sliding member (14, 27) slidably mounted with respect to the left side fixed member (11, 18) and the right side fixed member (12, 19) respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Assignee: Kassai Kabushikikaisha
    Inventor: Kenzou Kassai
  • Patent number: 4561138
    Abstract: An improved foldable baby bed comprising a foldable bed frame and a foldable bed base by such a structure the bed frame can be swingably suspended on two support rods. The bed frame has a hinged connection at each end and middle of the left and right side tube of its upper and lower boundary tubes respectively, and the end of the left and right side tubes of the boundary tube for the base respectively for horizontal folding. The boundary tube of the base has a folding mechanism at each side respectively and the said folding mechanism is composed of a male and a female joint elements which are hinged together and connectable with each other. The female joint element has a -like cross sectional end for inserting of the -like cross sectional end of the male joint element and the -like cross sectional opening of the male joint element has two lips extending laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Inventor: Tsong-Ching Hwang
  • Patent number: 4550456
    Abstract: An infant cradle assembly having a cloth sling sewn around the interconnecting tubes of a rectangular plastic frame. The frame is suspended by a plurality of elastic cords from a tubular fixture or sleeve capable of being attached to a strand, frame, and the like. The tubular fixture permits the length of the cords attached to one end of the frame to be adjusted relative to the other, so that the cradle may be tilted as desired in use. The cradle body is supported in a manner that it may undergo a multitude of motions while a baby is being rocked or swung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Inventor: James E. Allen
  • Patent number: 4377011
    Abstract: A cradle for an infant is disclosed which is collapsible and which provides several different rocking motions. The framework of the cradle is comprised of an outer frame with an inner frame suspended therein. The outer frame has an open position and a collapsed position and comprises two hoops connected at a first pair of pivots to pivot between the open and collapsed positions, the lower portions of the hoops serving as rockers. The inner frame comprises two U-shaped portions connected to each other at a second pair of pivots. The inner frame is connected to the outer frame at a third pair of pivots proximate the apexes of the U-shaped portions at opposite upper portions of the hoops equidistant from the pivots of the first pair, so that the inner frame can swing within the outer frame about the third pair of pivots. A collapsible receptacle is supported by the inner frame and oriented for side-to-side swinging motion about its longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1983
    Inventor: James Kinberger