Link Supported Patents (Class 5/103)
  • Patent number: 9764755
    Abstract: A rocker assembly for settling a child, the assembly including a base, an upper platform attached to the base by a mounting assembly, the mounting assembly including at least one linking arm pivotally attached to both the base and the upper platform to space the upper platform from the base and to limit the movement of the upper platform relative to the base, wherein the upper platform is connected to a rotating drive via a connecting arm and the connecting arm is attached circumferentially relative to the rotating drive such that rotation of the rotating drive is translated into an at least partially reciprocating movement of the upper platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Maryanne D'anastasi
  • Patent number: 9208185
    Abstract: A method for processing a search query according to one embodiment includes receiving a search query containing terms; combining at least some consecutive terms in the search query to create biwords; looking up at least some of the terms and biwords in a search index for identifying sections of documents containing the at least some of the terms and/or biwords; generating a content score for each of the identified sections based at least in part on a number of the terms and biwords found in the sections of each document, wherein the biwords are given a higher priority than matched terms, wherein the priority affects the content score; and selecting and outputting an indicator of at least one of the sections, or portion thereof, based at least in part on the content score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Nook Digital, LLC
    Inventors: Aditya Vailaya, Jiang Wu, Manish Rathi
  • Patent number: 8856982
    Abstract: A bed assembly (1) has a stationary frame (2), which sits on a floor and supports the entire bed assembly. A central frame (4) moves in a first horizontal direction relative to the stationary frame, and is moveably supported by the stationary frame. An outer frame (8) moves in a second horizontal direction relative to the second frame, and is moveably supported by the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher George Kalivas
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100325794
    Abstract: A rocking bed includes a driving and support assembly comprising first and second drive sources each including a rotating shaft, a wheel fixedly mounted on the rotating shaft, and a first link having one end contacting the wheel, a plurality of second links each coupled to the other end of the first link, front and rear transverse beams mounted at a height above a bottom of the driving and support assembly, a plurality of braces each secured to either end of each of the transverse beams, and a plurality of third links each coupled to the second link; a bedstead comprising four legs and a plurality of fasteners each having a lower bearing for rotatably supporting the third link passing through; and a plurality of guy members each having an upper member pivotably coupled to the brace and a lower end secured to the leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Yin-Su Chung, Tung-Cheng Hsu
  • 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: 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: 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: 5572752
    Abstract: A bed suitable for use by infants or invalids includes a stationary base and a mattress-holding bed frame of box-like rectangular configuration in surrounding relationship about the base. Four tether arms pivotably and pendently attach the bed frame to the base in a manner permitting an axial glider movement of the bed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Inventor: Mickie L. W. McGee
  • Patent number: 5242354
    Abstract: An exercise glider has its motion resisted by a spring mechanism cooperatively associated with a friction damping mechanism. In one embodiment, the damping mechanism may be varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignees: Economy Furniture Industries, The American Glider Company
    Inventor: William F. Seith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5107556
    Abstract: Sitting or reclining furniture with an upper and a lower part that can move relative to each other. The upper part is suspended so as to be able to oscillate on the lower part and at least two sets of ropes are arranged functionally in series. One set of ropes is suspended by way of bridge pieces and an approximately gallows-like frame. The bridge pieces are, in turn, joined to each other through the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Inventor: Eduard Haider
  • Patent number: 4970740
    Abstract: A bi-motional cradle has a base with rollers affixed along each of two sides. A motor mounted on the base drives a crank arm which imparts to and fro translational motion to a cradle frame which rests upon the rollers of the base. A mediate frame member which lies within the cradle frame supports a second motor. The second motor has a crank arm rotably attached thereto. A cradle is suspended from the cradle frame by means which allow the cradle to hang freely and oscillate. The second motor's crank arm engages the cradle during a part of that crank arm's rotational motion. As the second motor's crank arm engages the cradle, it imparts a motion to the cradle that causes the cradle to swing, or oscillate. A baby lying in the cradle is soothed by a gentle, steady, two-directional motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Inventor: Joseph Crawford
  • Patent number: 4881285
    Abstract: A power rocked cradle with timed control and supplemental music. The cradle is rocked by a motor through a crank and linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Inventor: Rhinhold J. Zeeb
  • Patent number: 4868939
    Abstract: A free floating bunk bed includes a bed framework supported on a base framework which in turn is supported on a bed support floor of a truck or tractor cab. The base framework includes first and second subframes. The bed framework is supported on the base framework by a suspension means which includes two pairs of rigid hanger brackets each pair is pivotally mounted to a one of the suspension subframes. Hanger straps extend between the end of each hanger bracket and a portion of the bed framework spaced below the end of the hanger bracket, and two universal joints connect each hanger strap between the end of its hanger bracket and the bed framework. A pair of opposed and balanced compression coil springs are operative between the base framework and each pair of hanger brackets to tend to keep the hanger bracket from pivoting with respect to the base framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Inventor: Jerald C. Tagtow
  • Patent number: 4793009
    Abstract: On the fixed stand (1) of a piece of reclining furniture, a pendulum frame (2) is suspended in a freely oscillating manner via several tension members (52). Supporting elements (51) of the pendulum frame (2) project into the box-shaped bases (3) of the stand, which supporting elements (51) can be combined there with an amplitude limitation (54) on the one side and with a damping device (56, 57) on the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: Marpal AG
    Inventor: Hugo Degen
  • Patent number: 4783863
    Abstract: A pendulum frame (2) is suspended on a fixed stand (1) by means of four pendulums (16). The amplitude of each of the pendulums (16, 17) is limited by a plate (24) provided with an orifice (23). The plates (24) carry locking projections (28), into which detent pawls (26), arranged on the pendulum frame (2) can engage. When only one of these detent pawls (26) is in the locking position, the bedding furniture can swing about this detent pawl which functions as a pivot pin. When two detent pawls (26) located behind one another in the longitudinal direction of the bedding furniture are locked, the pendulum frame (2) is blocked and is held outside its mid-position on one side. A free-swinging mid-position, four pendulum positions locked at one point and two fixing positions locked off-center are therefore available for each piece of bedding furniture.The bedding furniture can be adapted to meet individual sleeping requirements and is also characterized in that bed care becomes considerably easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Marpal AG
    Inventor: Hugo Degen
  • Patent number: 4590631
    Abstract: A housing 50, provided with a flat top 60 adapted to receive a carry cot or similar infant carrying device, is pivotally attached 36, 38 to respective lower ends of two pairs of swinging arms 26,28. The upper ends 22, 24 of these arms 26, 28 are pivotally secured to beams 16, 18 which in turn are secured to a structure 14 mounted on a base 10. Drive means 70 is provided fixed to the structure 14 and the arms 26, 28 so that the arms may be reciprocated about the upper pivotal connections 22, 24 thereby effecting a rocking movement of the housing. Preferably the drive means 70 comprises a dual coil solenoid arrangement including a sensing coil to determine the direction of movement of the arms 26, 28.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Inventor: Gordon Varney
  • Patent number: 4567614
    Abstract: A seating or sleep furniture piece having a frame in which an upper portion is pendularly suspended from a lower stationary portion supported on the floor. The upper portion supports the seating or sleep support surface for a user and allows for comfortable pendular and sleep-inducing or restful movements. The pendulum lengths may be adjusted to vary the pendulating effects, or the frame portions latched together to prevent relative movements when desired by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Inventors: Eduard F. Haider, Siegfried Purner
  • Patent number: 4251890
    Abstract: A baby cradle constructed from a barrel and having the opposite ends thereof supported from a frame by a pivot connection whereby the relatively great weight of the barrel produces an extended time period for rocking of the cradle between manual initiation of the rocking motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1981
    Inventor: Robert J. Dainty, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4196483
    Abstract: A portable mattress support adapted to be readily installed and removed from a confined space and especially in a tractor cab sleeping quarter area, whereby the support permits the absorption of various forces without imparting the same to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1980
    Inventors: Robert J. Lefler, George H. Kahl, Jr., Thomas E. Waldrop