Spring Supported Patents (Class 5/104)
  • Patent number: 9663055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a safety protection apparatus for motor traffic means, comprising a support frame fixedly connected to a seat of a motor traffic means and a protection cabin for accommodating an infant. The upper end of the protection cabin is rotatably connected to the support frame, and a damping shock-absorption component is provided between the protection cabin and support frame or the seat. The apparatus of the present can be adapted for motor traffic means such as a passenger car, a truck, or a steamboat, etc., and, adapted respectively for adults and infants. The apparatus of the present invention has the following beneficial effects: protecting the passengers from direct damage from external force by providing a protection cabin; buffering the shock caused by emergency braking or collision by providing a rotatable mechanism, consuming energy by a damping component and providing comprehensive protection for infants or adults in prone position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Bing Jiang, Bolun Jiang
  • Patent number: 9453356
    Abstract: A fence includes a plurality of mesh panels suspended from a plurality of support posts, with posts at each end. The plurality of support posts are offset behind the fence boundary formed by the plurality of mesh panels. A top portion of each of the plurality of support posts is coupled to at least one of the plurality of mesh panels, while a bottom portion of each of the plurality of support posts fixed with respect to the field surface. Upper edges of the mesh panels are suspended from above by a tensioned cable extending upward from the upper edge of the mesh panel, the tensioned cable coupled to at least one of said support posts. The lower edge is tensioned from below by a bottom anchor assembly. The plurality of mesh panels are resiliently deflectable upon impact by an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventors: Robert K. Lyndaker, Robert M. Chamberlain, David Moore, Mickey Lehman
  • Patent number: 9332859
    Abstract: A bassinet apparatus includes a generally pedestal-shaped main body having a weighted bottom section, and a cradle that is positioned along the top end thereof. The cradle includes a bucket seat configuration having no corners or edges, and a centrally located motion unit imparts a front to back motion, and a side to side motion across in both a linear and angular manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: LeRahn Murray
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7404220
    Abstract: A bed has a frame and a mattress support. The mattress support is suspended from the bed frame by a plurality of elastic supports. The mattress support can move in a downward direction when weight is applied to the mattress support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Formfollows Limited
    Inventor: Stewart Kemp
  • 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: 5729844
    Abstract: A portable baby sleeping swing including a door attachment portion adapted for securement to a door jamb. A pair of springs each having upper ends secured to a hook. The hook is secured to the door attachment portion. The lower ends of the springs have a hook disposed therebetween. A hammock is secured to the hook on the lower ends of the pair of springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventor: Dawn Ruth Kerstetter
  • Patent number: 5673445
    Abstract: An improved bed frame including a rectangular frame supported in a substantially horizontal disposition by a plurality of leaf springs connected thereto and by a axle rotably connected to the leaf springs and supported by two inflatable and elastic envelopes mounted at each end of the axle. A plurality of coil springs are attached to the rectangular frame laterally of the axle to provide additional elastic support of the rectangular frame at the periphery thereof. A plurality of rigid stop members are connected to the rectangular frame laterally of the axle to limit the downward movement of the rectangular frame. An inclined platform is connected to the rectangular frame for supporting a mattress and box spring ensemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Inventor: John S. Suter
  • Patent number: 5615428
    Abstract: A cradle comprises a support frame and a base. The support frame is intended to hold an infant and is provided at one end thereof with a retaining hook. The base is provided with a plurality of castors fastened pivotally therewith and is further provided with an actuating, box comprising an elastic cord which is provided at the top thereof with a plurality of engaging rings engageable with the retaining hook of the support frame. The actuating box is provided therein with a motor, a disk with a cam fastened therewith, and a swing arm provided with an eccentric wheel having a groove engageable with the bottom end of the elastic cord. The swing arm is further provided with a rotor engageable with the cam. The eccentric wheel is actuated by the cam which is in turn actuated by the motor. The elastic cord is pulled downwards by the eccentric wheel in motion so as to cause the cradle to swing downwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Inventor: Hsing Li
  • Patent number: 5511258
    Abstract: A baby cradle is secured to a horizontally extending member of a movable baby cradle support or a joist beam of a ceiling by an eye hook secured to the horizontal member or joist beam of the ceiling. Secured within the eye hook is a snap swivel having two parts which are rotatable with respect to each other about a vertical axis. An eye opening of the snap swivel holds one end of a support spring and one end of a safety rope. At an opposite end of the support spring is a two inch diameter brass ring to which the opposite end of the spring is secured, as well as the opposite end of the safety rope. Preferably, the spring between the eye opening of the snap swivel and the brass ring located at its lower extremity is 81/2 inches long and 1 inch wide. The safety rope, preferably 1/4 inch nylon rope, extends through the center of the support spring and is of a preferable length of 2 feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Inventor: Samuel P. Barr, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5097545
    Abstract: An infant cradle comprising a support stand and a hammock that is suspended from the support stand. The support stand has a ground engaging base member, an upright member extending upwardly at an inclined angle in relation to the base member and a support member that extends away from the upright member. A spring is suspended from the support member, and in turn a hammock is suspended from the lower end of the spring. The hammock comprises a loop of sheet material which is gathered at the point where it is suspended from the spring. Second gathers are formed at either side of the spring, and the hammock is spread by a spreader bar that extends between the second gathers so as to hold the hammock open as it hangs from the spring. The upright member is inclined such that the hammock hangs substantially over the center of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Inventor: Ambrose C. S. Hooi
  • Patent number: 4977631
    Abstract: A device for suspending a mattress or the like within the sleeping compartment of a truck. The device includes a generally elongated frame with a flat support surface for placing the mattress thereon. The frame may be directly suspended from the walls of the sleeping compartment by spring and shock absorbing devices extending at an angle from the frame. The elongated frame may alternatively be suspended from a peripheral base frame within an open space defined thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Inventor: Franklin E. Bretz
  • Patent number: 4713851
    Abstract: A suspension system for a bed or bunk which is to rest on a substantially horizontally oriented deck and is particularly adapted for the sleeper compartments of large truck cabs and which substantially reduce the amplitude of vibrations and other disruptive movements of the truck. The system includes a lower support frame which is adapted to be on the deck. An upper support frame for supporting a mattress is positioned above the lower support frame. The two frames are interconnected by at least two torsion spring members wherein the upper support frame is free to move up and down relative to the lower support frame under the influence of the spring action of the torsion spring members. The spring action dampens the transmission of up and down movements from the truck to the upper support frame and the mattress positioned thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1987
    Inventor: Von D. Rosquist