On Baby Carriage Or Carrier Patents (Class 5/416)
  • Patent number: 9215859
    Abstract: A pet stroller having a frame assembly and a cloth platform enclosure connected to a platform enclosure member that defines a base and a sidewall of a pet seating area. Upper and lower canopy bars are pivotably connected to the rear pivot blocks that are pivotable to extend or retract a canopy over the pet seating area. A cloth canopy assembly is connected to the handle and the upper and lower canopy bars, and has a cutout exposing a front portion of the lower canopy bar. An over-center latch assembly is connected to the platform enclosure member in a position aligned with the cutout on the canopy assembly. The over-center latch is movable to a latched position in which it clamps the lower canopy bar to the platform enclosure member to form an enclosed pet seating area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Vermont Juvenile Furniture Mfg., Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Jakubowski
  • Patent number: 8616932
    Abstract: A collapsible umbrella gym for an infant or toddler which is highly portable, and combines the desirable attributes of an activity arch and support mat such as an activity mat. The gym comprises a frame assembly which is selectively movable between collapsed and uncollapsed states. When in its fully deployed, uncollapsed state, the frame assembly assumes a configuration which provides the functional attributes of an activity gym or activity arch, with multiple toys or mobiles being suspended from the frame assembly at locations which are easily accessible to an infant or toddler lying underneath the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Infantino, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Ellen Gelfond, Maureen Anne O'Connor, Eric Christopher Sugalski
  • Patent number: 8539620
    Abstract: A baby swaddle apparatus can comprise generally a torso portion, a blanket portion, and a pouch portion. The torso portion having a plurality of panels and containing a torso waist opening and neck opening to receive a baby inside of the torso portion. The front panel of the torso also comprising at least one fastener. The blanket portion coupled to the torso rear panel comprising of a blanket panel containing an exterior and interior side and at least one fastener. The pouch portion can contain a pouch opening which receives the baby's legs. The pouch comprising of a pouch front and rear panel and a pouch front panel which contains a plurality of fasteners which allow the pouch to be modified in a way to allow for at least one leg opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Jennifer Wynh
  • Patent number: 7509694
    Abstract: A combined crib and playpen assembly includes a playpen body, a hanging bed, and a bassinet unit. The playpen body has a first bottom wall, and a first surrounding wall connected to and cooperating with the first bottom wall to define a first receiving space. The hanging bed is disposed removably within the first receiving space, and includes a second bottom wall spaced a part vertically from the first bottom wall, and a second surrounding wall connected to and cooperating with the second bottom wall to define a second receiving space. The bassinet unit includes a base plate disposed removably on the second bottom wall, and at least one bassinet member supported by the base plate and defining a third receiving space which is smaller than the second receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun-Min Chen
  • Patent number: 7346943
    Abstract: A combined crib and playpen assembly includes a playpen body, a hanging bed, and a bassinet unit. The playpen body has a first bottom wall, and a first surrounding wall connected to and cooperating with the first bottom wall to define a first receiving space. The hanging bed is disposed removably within the first receiving space, and includes a second bottom wall spaced a part vertically from the first bottom wall, and a second surrounding wall connected to and cooperating with the second bottom wall to define a second receiving space. The bassinet unit includes a base plate disposed removably on the second bottom wall, and at least one bassinet member supported by the base plate and defining a third receiving space which is smaller than the second receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun-Min Chen
  • Patent number: 7150052
    Abstract: A crib cover assembly includes a U-shaped central frame that includes an elongated cross bar and a pair of oppositely spaced end bars monolithically formed with the cross bar. The end bars are horizontally registered with opposed latitudinal edges of the crib and are abutted thereagainst. A pair of arcuately shaped guide rails are conjoined to the central frame and extend over and around the end bars. The guide rails form a pair of dome shaped regions over the central portion. The support and end bars are intercalated between a crib top edge and the guide rails. A retractable cover, that is adaptable between open and closed positions, is conjoined to the guide rails and is seated therebetween. The retractable cover has a longitudinal length spanning across an entire longitudinal length of the crib. The cover and the central frame are formed from wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Inventors: Keith D. Lawson, Cindy E. Lawson
  • Patent number: 7117552
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to infant activity centers, and more particularly to a portable infant playground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: Suzanne Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7003823
    Abstract: A crib safety net, which is securable to an open-top interior space of a crib, comprising one or more side panels coupled relative to each other, wherein the side panels form vertical panels of the crib safety net, wherein the side panels are capable of substantially covering the side walls of the open-top crib interior space, and wherein the side panels each include a top edge portion, and a bottom panel substantially perpendicularly coupled relative to the side panels, wherein the bottom panel forms a horizontal panel of the crib safety net, wherein the bottom panel is capable of substantially covering the support surface of the open-top crib interior space, and wherein the bottom panel is capable of being at least partially covered by a crib mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Crib Saftey Net, LLC
    Inventors: Philip A. Reed, Montessa L. Reed
  • Patent number: 6948200
    Abstract: A blanket to wrap around a user in a sitting or semi-prone position, the blanket including a lower portion and a top portion, the lower portion having a pouch to cover feet and legs of the user and the top portion to wrap around the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Inventor: Loran Lewis Wyman
  • Patent number: 6481791
    Abstract: A child car-seat/carrier cover for protecting a child from the elements of the environment. The child car-seat/carrier cover includes a sheet of material having a hole being disposed through near a top end thereof and being adapted to allow a user to extend one's hand therethrough, and further having an opening being disposed through a central portion thereof; and also includes an elastic band being securely attached to the sheet of material for tightly fitting the sheet of material about a car seat/carrier; and further includes a flap member being securely attached along an edge forming said opening in the sheet of material and being fastenably closed over the opening with fasteners; and also includes a pocket assembly being securely attached to the sheet of material for holding and storing items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventors: Mylene Facchini, Roberto Facchini
  • Patent number: 6425150
    Abstract: A playyard system including a playyard structure and a canopy is provided. The canopy is detachably mounted onto a top frame of the playyard structure by directly connecting support members of the canopy with improved connecting end portions to corresponding corner blocks of the playyard with improved connecting grooves thereby the playyard system may be manufactured with fewer component number and lower cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Inventor: Kenny Cheng
  • Patent number: 6263894
    Abstract: A protective cover against insects for babies' and toddlers' enclosures such as cribs, playpens, strollers and the like includes an unstructured tubular body portion and an unstructured dome-shaped hood, both made of insect netting material which “breathes” and is transparent. The tubular body at its upper edge and the hood at its periphery each have a stretchable band or fastener that reduces the effective dimensions of the body edge and hood periphery so that the body may be drawn downwardly over the enclosure and be held in place by the reduced dimension of the edge and the hood is drawn downwardly over the top of the enclosure and its periphery overlaps the top edge of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventor: Mark LaMantia
  • Patent number: 6217099
    Abstract: A multi-layer protective shield for a stroller with an inflatable frame supporting a series of layers providing protection against sun, rain, wind, and insects. The protective shield includes at least two protective layers. At least one layer is resistant to UV radiation. The layers include a film layer adapted to protect a child seated in the stroller from rain. The film layer is resistant to UV radiation. At least one layer is a netting layer adapted to protect the child from flying insects. The protective layers may include an opaque layer composed of a flexible metalized plastic material. The inflatable frame and the layers each pivot with respect to the stroller. The protective layers are supported by the frame. One or more fans may be included to encourage air circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventors: Brendan P. McKinney, Siobhan Hannah Mary McKinney
  • Patent number: 6192535
    Abstract: Accessories for a foldable play yard apparatus, and more particularly to a play yard apparatus supporting a bassinet, include a storage unit and a canopy. The storage unit is adapted to be supported by the play yard apparatus adjacent to the bassinet and to provide a plurality of compartments suitable for organizing and readily presenting childcare items such as diapers, linens, and toys. The canopy is for the bassinet and includes a system of fasteners adapted to engage mating features on the bassinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Warner, Jr., Leland M. Faa
  • Patent number: 6067676
    Abstract: A playyard (10) includes a floor (12) and side panels (20) extending upwardly from the floor to provide an enclosure. At least one of the side panels has an opening (26) therethrough which is selectively covered by a pivotal door panel (30) to preclude access to and from the enclosure. The door panel (30) has a pair of retractable, spring-biased tube assemblies (40) that engage corners (16) which interconnect rails (18) that support the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Carnahan, Robert J. Warner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6012756
    Abstract: A device has a flexible UV protective cover configured so that on attachment to the edge of the hood of a hooded pram, stroller or wheel stroller, it provides shade and protection for the occupant. The cover is to be made from UPF 50+ stretch knitted fabrics. The cover has a translucent mesh section that provides shade and allows a baby to see out and adults to see in. The cover can be releasably attached to the stroller by the use of elastic strips, ties or hook and loop fasteners. A shaping component creates an open base (vent) to admit air into/under the cover via a hooped effect at the bottom of cover and is an elasticized rod or PVC coated wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Karen Clark-Dickson
    Inventor: Karen Joan Clark-Dickson
  • Patent number: 6012184
    Abstract: A warming cover configured to cover animate objects, like humans, animals or other living things. The warming cover may be configured to cover transport devices such as child seats, strollers, wheel chairs, or the like, or it may be configured as a blanket, a sleeping bag or a coat. In any event, the warming cover preferably comprises a body of material configured to cover an animate object, an opening in the body of material configured to expose a portion of the animate object to the outside, an opening cover, and elevation means for elevating the opening cover away from the animate object. The warming cover may further comprise a flap attached to the body of material, which preferably is configured to cover at least a portion of the opening when the opening cover is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Inventor: Katherine E. Childers
  • Patent number: 6012189
    Abstract: A bunting bag, particularly well suited for use with children and child carriers, has a top portion detachably coupled to a bottom portion so that the top portion may be completely removed from the bottom portion. The bottom portion is configured or shaped to nest or mate in the child carrier without folds or substantial overhangs. The bottom portion has a head, back, seat, leg, left and right portions and surface area. The top portion has a head, body, and leg portion and preferably covers the bottom portion. The top portion has a surface area less than the surface area of the bottom portion. A first and second two-way zipper couples the bottom end and left and right side of the top and bottom portions. The zippers allow the head portion to fold over the body portion to expose the child's head. In addition, the head and body portions may fold over the leg portion. Furthermore, the leg portion may fold up over the body portion to expose the child's legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Inventor: Sherri H. Dudley
  • Patent number: 5930854
    Abstract: Infant accommodation apparatus 2 comprises an annular inflatable support device 4 and, releasably secured thereto, a framework 6 which extends over the device 4 and includes toys arranged to stimulate an infant accommodated within an accommodation region 7 of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: James Galt & Company Limited
    Inventors: Catherine O'Neill, Diane Hall
  • Patent number: 5926881
    Abstract: A combination carrying case and diaper changing table includes a pair of pivotally joined shell portions which mate in a clam shell fashion to form a hollow carrying case. Each portion includes a pair of side walls and outer and inner end walls therebetween defining a storage space. The shell portions may be opened to expose a cushion to form a diaper changing table. A first section has an outer barrier surrounding its side and outer end walls forming a substantially U-shaped receptacle therebetween. A canopy is collapsibly received within the storage receptacle which may be expanded to form a light or privacy screen. A side rail is secured to the inwardly facing side of each shell portion side wall which may be pivoted to a vertical position when the shell portions are in an open position providing a protective barrier about the diaper changing table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Santosha B. Madison
  • Patent number: 5781946
    Abstract: A novel blanket/seat cover (7) for portable infant car seat or apparatus comprising of a flat cross-shaped member (8) having a mid section area (9), a right side extension (10), a left side extension (11), a lower extension (12) and an upper extension (13) each extension having a fold line (24) common to said mid section area (9) allowing each extension to be folded, a strap (14) located on each side of said mid section area (9), a leg pocket member (15) having an attachment means to said flat cross-shaped member (8) with upper edge unattached, a slit (20) at center of said leg pocket member (15), a central opening (16) to accommodate shoulder-body strap locking devise, a storage pocket member (17) having an attachment means to said flat cross-shaped member (8) with lower edge unattached, a storage pocket closure member (19) having an attachment means to said flat cross-shaped member (8) with upper edge and both sides unattached of said storage pocket closure member (19) having an attachment means for storage
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Inventors: Wanda M. McEntire, Vera Lindsey Wilson
  • Patent number: 5735004
    Abstract: A baby blanket assembly for covering and protecting a baby from adverse weather and rain, snow, or water, and for use as a water resistant playmat for a baby, the assembly including a first layer of soft, flexible blanket-type material, and a second layer of water resistant material, the second layer being connected to the first layer. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, a pocket is provided for receipt and protection of the head of the infant from adverse weather conditions. In an additional preferred embodiment of the invention, VELCRO.RTM. is connected to the edges of the blanket for connection of the blanket to baby carriers or for connection to another of the strips connected to the blanket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Inventors: Duane A. Wooten, Teresa L. Wooten
  • Patent number: 5363871
    Abstract: A rigid substantially planar sheet, preferably but not limited to a rectangular shape, having a central fold region and a pair of fold regions spaced from opposing ends of the rectangle with a fastener, preferably hook and loop (Velcro), disposed in the regions between each of the pair of folds and the sheet end. There is also provided an attachment device, preferably containing hook and loop thereon, for attachment to an infant seat or other device as well as to the fasteners on the sheet via the hook and loop for securing the sheet to the seat. The sheet is dimensioned to have a V shape at the central fold when attached to the fasteners and in operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventors: Michael L. Garrand, Margo A. Garrand
  • Patent number: 5341530
    Abstract: An inflatable crib permits the safe, comfortable transport of an infant, while the crib is inflated, and requires minimal storage space when deflated. Carrying straps provide load bearing support to the cradle base on which a child is carried. An inflatable mattress adds to the child's comfort. A protective covering shields the child from sun, elements, and insects. The carrying straps have form retaining, self supporting first and second cross members extending above the crib and are adapted to releasable support the protective covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Inventor: Raymond Ward
  • Patent number: 5320405
    Abstract: A sunshade comprising a plurality of U-shaped bails, pivotally joined together at each end by a plastic joint. A fabric web ensheathes the bails and creates a shade-providing canopy when the bails are spread apart from each other in fan-like fashion. A framing bail frames a fabric sleeve and provides means for supporting the sunshade in an upright position. The sleeve non-mechanically engages the sunshade to the back portion of a chair. A cover, that extends beyond the sleeve, is used when the portable sunshade is in a folded disposition. The ends of the cover are fastened together to keep the sunshade clamped shut. A strap is provided for ease of carrying the portable sunshade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: Bacchi of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Marianne Foster, Roger Beck, Lisa Beck
  • Patent number: 5188380
    Abstract: A general utility child seat apparatus includes a one-piece contoured child car seat, a mobile carriage assembly, a handle assembly, and a sunshade assembly adapting the child seat apparatus for multiple uses, for instance, as a stroller, carrier, or rocker, in addition to a car seat. The child seat is a contoured body of one-piece rigid molded structure, having a seat portion and back portion integrally formed in an inclined relation to the seat portion. The mobile carriage assembly is mounted to a rear side of the body and is capable of adjustment between an erected condition for movably supporting the body and a collapsed condition for storing on the body. The handle assembly and sunshade assembly are pivotally mounted about a common axis to opposite sides of the body and have inverted U-shaped configurations permitting them to arch over the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Inventor: Kevin B. Tucek
  • Patent number: 5184865
    Abstract: A collapsible insect netting, to be used in combination with a baby stroller, the netting being sized and configured to be securely fitted about the stroller, thereby protecting the child within. The collapsible netting assembly includes a collapsible arched enclosure having a top and side panels formed of an open weave fabric, a surrounding skirt adapted to be fitted about the stroller and secure the assembly thereto, a collapsible frame to define the arched enclosure, and a sealable opening to allow quick and easy access to the child within the netting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Inventors: Mani Mohtasham, Hamid Gharagozloo
  • Patent number: 5074616
    Abstract: A weather shield for an infant's seat such as a baby carrier, of a well known type having a carrying handle, formed as a shell into which an infant is seated. The weather shield is easy to use and comfortable for the baby including in main part an elongated panel to which triangular side panels are attached. A front section of the elongated panel is transparent permitting the baby to see and be seen. The elongated panel is made of a sheet material capable of shedding water, as are the side panels when the weather is intended for winter use. Snaps or the like are provided for attaching the weather shield to the infant's seat such that it cannot be readily displaced by the wind or by the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Inventor: Jerry N. Smith
  • Patent number: 4946221
    Abstract: For use with an upwardly open infant seat in which an infant reclines, a removable pliable water-repellent cover adapted to extend loosely and continuously over the entire seat except for a central face opening and having a peripheral elastic element for releaseably encircling the seat to hold the cover in place, the cover being entirely without rigid framing of its own.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Inventor: Isabel C. Livingston
  • Patent number: 4917505
    Abstract: A combination mat, carrying bag and visor includes a substantially rectangular pad having an outer layer of liquid-impervious material and an inner cushioning layer of plastic foam or the like, the pad having a plurality of sections interconnected by fold lines so that the pad in the planar condition serves as an infant diaper changing pad, with releasable fastening strips being provided in a selected arrangement on the various sections of the pad to permit the pad sections to be folded into overlying relationship forming a bag having a closure flap or, into a U-shaped configuration to serve as a sun visor on an infant carrier such as a stroller or the like, with fastening strips being provided which may be attached to the carrier and interengage with the fastener strips on the pad to hold the pad in the visor position. The pad includes a pocket containing a netting which may be withdrawn and used as an insect barrier for the infant in the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventors: Cheryl F. Bullard, Roger D. Bullard
  • Patent number: 4202052
    Abstract: A crib sheet for retaining an infant in a central region of a crib or bed and preventing such an infant from displacing a blanket covering when unattended. The sheet includes a central pleat which extends along the entire sheet length and is sewed or otherwise fixed in a folded configuration at the ends thereof. A sleeper jacket is attached at an opening across the central pleat to form an integral sleeper unit. The extendable pleat between the fixed ends permits safe movement for the infant without binding the sheet or causing other discomfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1980
    Inventor: Lydia K. Bilanzich
  • Patent number: 4197601
    Abstract: An improved sleeping bag construction having an expandable pillow pocket at the head thereof, a bag portion extending along less than one-half the length of the sleeping bag, the upper portion of which includes a pair of longitudinally arranged edges which extend substantially beyond the bottom portion of the bag, and a foot portion having a longitudinally extensible and laterally expandable section within the bag portion at the foot of the sleeping bag, the bag and pillow pocket characterized by large, radiused corners and being joined about the edge by piping strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1980
    Inventor: Sara B. Maguire