Specially Adapted For Infant Support Patents (Class 5/655)
  • Patent number: 9669235
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing phototherapy to an infant use the determined position and/or posture of an infant to provide effective phototherapy through a set of light sources, to avoid electromagnetic radiation from the light sources directly impinging on the eyes of the infant, and to reduce or limit the level of electromagnetic radiation leaked into the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Sanjay Jayavanth, Anil Shivram Raiker, Shrutin Ulman
  • Patent number: 9629478
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention comprise infant feeding pillows having a main portion and a wedge portion. The top surface of the main portion can be configured to support at least the arm of a user and, optionally, at least a portion of the head of an infant. The wedge portion can be coupled to and extend from the first side of the main portion. The width of the wedge portion decrease from a base portion to a tip portion as the distance from the first side of the main body increases. Additionally, a top surface of the wedge portion forms an angle with the top surface of the main portion. The wedge portion is configured to rest in the lap of a user and supports at least a portion of an infant. The main portion can further comprise a first and a second shoulder extending seamlessly from the main body along the longitudinal axis thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Kimberly Williams
  • Patent number: 9615986
    Abstract: Chiropractic table that allows conservation of the natural curves of the spine of a patient using thereof, comprising a continuous curved surface having a concave section at its central portion on the convex side of said curved surface defining first and second convex sections, wherein the ends of the curved surface are in contact with the ends of a frame composed of a plurality of longitudinal straight bar pairs, parallel to each other and which are transversely joined by a plurality of main transverse bars to said longitudinal straight bars, wherein further the first convex section has a greater height then the second convex section with respect to the plane defined by the plurality of longitudinal straight bars and the plurality of main transverse bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Mercedes Santinelli Ramos
  • Patent number: 9414694
    Abstract: A child containment system has a child containment structure with a bottom and a perimeter wall surrounding the bottom. A bassinet has an infant support surface and a surrounding wall around the infant support surface. The bassinet can be mounted to the child containment structure with the infant support surface elevated above the bottom of the child containment structure. An infant support unit has a frame, a bed supported by the frame, a connector structure positioned adjacent a first end of the infant support unit, and a leg having a portion under a second end of the infant support unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: John (Jason) C. Arnold, IV, Brandon Burkholder, Annette Stella, Matthew Rivera
  • Patent number: 9387128
    Abstract: A breastfeeding assistance device configured to be shaped into a variety of configurations, or forms. The device being self-sustainable in any selected configuration including a configuration that compresses a breast to assist with breastfeeding while allowing at least one hand free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Allison M. Corder
  • Patent number: 9375095
    Abstract: A child holding accessory includes a reversible resting support and at least one fixture for attaching the resting support with a rigid support frame. The reversible resting support has a first and a second bearing surface facing opposite directions, the first and second bearing surfaces respectively having different profiles, and each of the first and second regions being positionable to be upwardly facing to receive a child thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Joseph F. Fiore, Jr., Curtis M. Hartenstine, Andrew J. Horst, Zheng-Wen Guo, Nangui Bu
  • Patent number: 9370257
    Abstract: A foldable infant positioner with a softgoods seat is a seating apparatus that includes a softgoods seat and a hardgoods foldable support structure. The support structure includes a seat support that is movably coupled to a ground engaging section so that the support structure can move between a deployed configuration and a stored configuration. The seat may be removably secured to the seat support by folding a top portion of the seat over and around the seat support and then coupling the seat thereto. The seat may also have a front flap which extends beneath the seat and prevents an infant's feet from directly contacting the support surface when an infant is disposed in the seat, in an upright seated position, thus preventing the infant from pushing down on the front flap and tipping the infant positioner over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Devin J. Roberts, Kurt J. Huntsberger, Brian F. Murty
  • Patent number: 9271581
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention comprise infant feeding pillows having a main portion and a wedge portion. The top surface of the main portion can be configured to support Si least the arm of a user and, optionally, at least a portion of the head of an infant. The wedge portion can be coupled to and extend from the first side of the main portion. The width of the wedge portion decrease from a base portion to a tip portion as the distance from the first side of the main body increases. Additionally, a top surface of the wedge portion forms an angle with the top surface of the main portion. The wedge portion is configured to rest in the lap of a user and supports at least a portion of an infant. The main portion can further comprise a first and a second shoulder extending seamlessly from the main body along the longitudinal axis thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Shuga BeBe Couture, LLC
    Inventor: Kimberly Williams
  • Patent number: 9254045
    Abstract: This invention relates to a transformable furniture unit, and in particular to a changing table with shelving that transforms into two sitting benches, and into a bed. The infant's changing table with shelving comprises four posts that support two tiers of shelving, with the capacity to support additional tiers in another aspect of the invention. The tiers of shelving are supported by wooden beams that connect perpendicularly to the four posts. The changing table with shelving transforms into two sitting benches when one tier of shelving is detached from the other. The furniture can be transformed into a bed when the sitting bench with the high back support is used as a headboard, the second sitting bench with no back support is used as the foot of the bed, and a supplementary support panel is attached in between, holding together the headboard and the foot of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: Charbel Nassif
  • Patent number: 9232863
    Abstract: Support structures which can be placed around the waist of a user, for example a mother nursing twins. A front member and a rear member cooperate to provide an openable enclosure which can first be placed around, and then closed around, the waist of the user. The front member provides a platform which is in front of the user and on which are placed one or more babies, or other items desired by the user. The platform has desired characteristics, for example a first surface which is horizontal and a second surface which is inclined towards the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: ZENOFF PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew R. Zenoff
  • Patent number: 9167912
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure may include a nursing pillow system with a plurality of pillows. A first of the plurality of pillows may be configured to be positioned on a mother's lap while nursing an infant, the second of the plurality of pillows may be configured to be placed between the mother's legs while nursing the infant, and the first pillow may be configured to be positioned adjacent to the second pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Riddick
  • Patent number: 9101226
    Abstract: An infant supporting apparatus includes a leg frame defining a clearance and having foot portions configured to stand on a ground surface, a support frame assembled with the leg frame above the foot portions, and an infant resting support for receiving the placement of a child, the infant resting support being suspended from the support frame above the clearance. The infant supporting apparatus has a configuration of use in which the infant supporting apparatus has the leg frame standing on a ground adjacent to a play yard that is received at least partially through the clearance, the infant resting support being suspended from above the play yard and the infant supporting apparatus being attached with the play yard. Moreover, the infant supporting apparatus can be independently used as a standalone device separate from the play yard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Curtis M. Hartenstine, Andrew J. R. Horst, Ryan N. Miller, William B. Bellows, Daniel A. Sack
  • Patent number: 9060620
    Abstract: An article or apparatus is described for restraining a baby. The article may include a special-purpose sheet, restraint(s) such as strap(s) that are anchored to the sheet and/or to a mattress, and connector(s) such as buckle(s). The sheet is designed to have a plurality of attached bases that allow the restraints to be anchored to the sheet and/or to the mattress. The baby may be placed on the sheet on his back, the restraints may be lightly tightened around the baby, and the connectors at the ends of the restraints may join to lock the baby on his back. The connectors may then be unlocked in the morning so that the baby may be safely retrieved from the sheet. The sheet may also include strap(s) that wrap around the mattress and connect in the front or back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: YOGI REALTY LLC
    Inventor: Apoorva Patel
  • Patent number: 9049947
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention comprise infant feeding pillows having a main portion and a wedge portion. The top surface of the main portion can be configured to support at least the arm of a user and, optionally, at least a portion of the head of an infant. The wedge portion can be coupled to and extend from the first side of the main portion. The width of the wedge portion decrease from a base portion to a tip portion as the distance from the first side of the main body increases. Additionally, a top surface of the wedge portion forms an angle with the top surface of the main portion. The wedge portion is configured to rest in the lap of a user and supports at least a portion of an infant. The main portion can further comprise a first and a second shoulder extending seamlessly from the main body along the longitudinal axis thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Kimberly Williams
  • Patent number: 9038638
    Abstract: An enclosure for protecting an infant from smothering by a parent while feeding features one or more load bearing elements supported above a significant portion of an infant's upper body half, an infant supporting bottom surface, and a removable access panel to provide access to the infants face for feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jeanette Cabrera
  • Publication number: 20150135443
    Abstract: A portable changing table is disclosed. The portable changing table comprises a flexible support material and a support pocket disposed within the flexible support material. A rigid planar material is disposed within the support pocket and rigidly supports the flexible support material. An extension extends from the flexible support material and forms a securing envelope configured to attach to a child safety seat or a child stroller. Securing straps attach to the flexible support material and are configured to attach the flexible support material to a child safety seat or a child stroller. The securing straps and securing envelope provide tension across the flexible support material to provide a rigidly supported substantially horizontal surface where a caregiver can change a diaper or clothes of the infant or small child.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Nicole M. Cortez
  • Patent number: 9032572
    Abstract: An infant care accessory comprising a combination diaper bag and changing mat. The accessory comprises a body having a two side panels and a center panel. When the side panels are upright, the body forms a diaper bag. When the side panels are opened flat with the center panel, the body forms a diaper changing mat. The inside surface of the body is made of fluid impermeable material, and a fluid barrier is positioned along the center panel. The fluid barrier may be a strip of absorbent material. When a baby is placed lengthwise on the opened out body with the center panel positioned at about the baby's waist, urine and other body fluids will be blocked or absorbed by the fluid barrier and will not travel up under the baby's back and head. A removable accessory pouch may be included for carrying diapers, lotion, powder, and other changing essentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Jamie S. Leach
  • Publication number: 20150128349
    Abstract: A baby changing pad configured to store accessories for changing a diaper of an infant or child. The changing pad includes a main body with a plurality of horizontal and vertical seams upon which the changing pad can be folded. A waterproof reloadable wipe dispenser is attached to or integrated into the changing pad. A pouch is attached to or integrated into the changing pad and is configured to store diapers. Magnets and a wrist strap are attached to the changing pad. The changing pad can be folded along the plurality of horizontal and vertical seams into a closed position, which is held in place with the magnets. A user can carry the changing pad by using an integrated wrist strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Monica Ann Padilla, Monica Jacquay
  • Publication number: 20150128350
    Abstract: An assembly for supporting an infant (e.g., newborn baby) includes a fabric body defining a pocket between an upper layer and a lower layer of the body at one end of the fabric body, the pocket accessible via an opening selectively closeable to seal the pocket. A neck, spine and spinal cord support device of a semi-rigid material is removably insertable in the pocket of the fabric body by the pocket so as to maintain the support device in a substantially fixed position within the fabric body. The support device supports the head, neck, spine and spinal cord of a newborn baby or infant when the infant is on the fabric body to inhibit injury to the infant's head, neck, spine and spinal cord. The fabric body can be a swaddle blanket and/or sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Paperno
  • Publication number: 20150113728
    Abstract: A changing carrier for a playard includes a frame used to be attached detachably to the top of the playard, and a fabric body wrapping around the frame to confine a receiving space within the frame. The frame includes a pair of brackets, each of which is adapted to be connected slidably and detachably to a respective one of two upper side rails of the playard. The frame is movable relative to the playard between a detached position, where each bracket is not connected to the respective upper side rails, and a stop position, where each bracket connects to the respective upper side rail and where the frame abuts against an upper end rail of the playard interconnecting the upper side rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Jonathan K. MOUNTZ
  • Patent number: 9015882
    Abstract: A transformable bed for examinations in pediatric ophthalmology, especially suitable for the use of general anesthesia when conducting eye examinations, is provided. The bed may include a fixed bed board, a movable bed board, a movable seat, a movable support, a securing strap, and a main frame. The bed may be fixedly connected to the top of the main frame, the movable bed board may be rotationally connected to the top of the main frame, and the movable seat may be rotationally connected to the top of the main frame. The securing strap may be disposed on the movable bed board, in which one end of the movable support may be removably connected to the movable bed board, and another end may be removably connected to the main frame. The transformable bed may function both as an anesthesia bed and a handcart, and may be quickly switched therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, SYSU
    Inventors: Yizhi Liu, Haotian Lin, Weirong Chen, Lixia Luo
  • Patent number: 9011196
    Abstract: A developmental toy for infants including an infant support surface having an open and a folded operative orientation, a first pair of circumferential elements associated therewith and having an open and a folded operative orientation and a second pair of elements, generally similar in configuration to the first pair of circumferential elements, arranged to support toy objects above the infant support surface and having an open and a folded operative orientation and a locking assembly for selectably locking the first and second pairs of circumferential elements in their respective open operative orientations, the open operative orientation of the infant support surface being an angular separation of 180 degrees, the open operative orientation of the first pair of circumferential elements being an angular separation of 180 degrees and the open operative orientation of the first pair of circumferential elements being an angular separation of substantially less than 180 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Global Marketing Enterprise (GME) Ltd.
    Inventors: Zafrira Weisman, Roni Golos
  • Publication number: 20150101125
    Abstract: A nursing and infant support pillow having a cushion fastened to a pillow top. The cushion has a midsection, a first end section and a second end section, and the pillow top having a midsection, a first foldable end and a second foldable end. The first and second foldable end pivot about a first and second hinge, respectfully, such that in a folded position, the foldable end is disposed between the cushion and the pillow top to form at least one three layer portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Ruth Hsin-Ju FANG
  • Publication number: 20150089745
    Abstract: An improved infant changing board utilizes a shaped support board enclosed in a washable cover and a safety strap in order to provide a relatively rigid surface upon which a caregiver can place an infant in order to change his or her diaper. The infant changing board is shaped so as to fit within most infant carriers and can transition from an upright position to an infant changing configuration. In the upright configuration, the apparatus is stored mainly behind the back of the infant, between him or her and the back support of the infant carrier. In the infant changing configuration, the apparatus is pulled forward and out to rest in an approximately horizontal position, yet securely braced within the carrier. In this configuration, the caregiver can place the infant on the changing board and have easy access to the diaper and the infant's groin area for changing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Stacey Behrman
  • Patent number: 8990986
    Abstract: A baby changing pad having an internal water-resistant pocket for storing wipes includes a sealable end opening to the internal pocket for ingress of wipes and a top opening through the pad to the pocket through which wipes are dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Natalie C. Sanders, Glen Sanders
  • Publication number: 20150082538
    Abstract: A child holding accessory includes a reversible resting support and at least one fixture for attaching the resting support with a rigid support frame. The reversible resting support has a first and a second bearing surface facing opposite directions, the first and second bearing surfaces respectively having different profiles, and each of the first and second regions being positionable to be upwardly facing to receive a child thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Joseph F. FIORE, JR., Curtis M. HARTENSTINE, Andrew J. HORST, Zheng-Wen GUO, Nangui BU
  • Patent number: 8968048
    Abstract: An infant activity device comprising two or more arches configured for creating an activity space therebelow defined by a location of articulation of the arches, and further comprising an arch configuration member configured for displacement between different articulation configurations of the arches by sliding with respect to at least one arch and further configured for retaining the arches at any desired articulation configuration to thereby alter the activity space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tiny Love Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoshana Oren, Fredrik Aboukrat, Giora Shachal
  • Patent number: 8955181
    Abstract: A child restraint device for use with a changing surface for diapering a child, which includes a rear panel, two vest flaps each attached to the rear panel, and two affixing flaps for securing the rear panel to the changing surface. Each of the two vest flap has a multiple-sided shape with a first side attached to a top edge of the rear panel, a third side attached to a side edge of the rear panel, and a second side between the first and third side forming an arm opening. The attachment locations of the two flaps to the top edge of the rear panel are spaced apart from each other for accommodating the head of the child. The two vest flaps include means for attaching them together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Erin Shigeko Uyeda Kelly
  • Publication number: 20150045608
    Abstract: An infant calming/sleep-aid/SIDS detection device is provided that includes a main moving platform that moves in a variable manner with accompanying variable sound generation, the sound and motion adapted to calm a fussy baby, induce sleep, and maintain sleep under normal conditions. The device may also have a sensor for detection of pauses in breathing and/or detection of resultant biological changes related to breathing pauses and respond with appropriate stimuli to arouse the baby and allow breathing to recommence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Harvey Neil Karp, Matthew R. Berlin, Jesse V. Gray, Bill Walter Washabaugh, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Patent number: 8950029
    Abstract: A support pillow comprises a pillow body having a medial region and two opposing arms that form a well region, a first side and a second side. The pillow body further includes an outer periphery and an inner periphery outlining the well region. The pillow body is constructed of a fill material and a cover enveloping the fill material. A center panel is constructed multiple pieces of fabric and is coupled to the two sides using stitching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventor: Kristin A. Tidwell
  • Patent number: 8938830
    Abstract: A blanket assembly for swaddling an infant (e.g., newborn baby) includes a blanket body defining a pocket between an upper layer and a lower layer of the body at one end of the blanket body, the pocket accessible via an opening selectively closeable to seal the pocket. A neck, spine and spinal cord support device of a semi-rigid material is removably insertable in the pocket of the blanket body and secured within the blanket by the pocket so as to maintain the support device in a substantially fixed position within the blanket body. The support device supports the head, neck, spine and spinal cord of a newborn baby or infant when the infant is laid on the blanket body in a supine position and wrapped in the blanket body, so as to inhibit injury to the infant's head, neck, spine and spinal cord while carried by a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Paperno
  • Patent number: 8927883
    Abstract: An infant-nursing platform includes a cushion adapted for supporting a baby while nursing. The cushion has a support surface. Weighing means are disposed within the cushion and operably coupled to the support surface to weigh the baby on the support surface of the cushion. A user interface device is operably coupled to the weighing means to obtain measurement information therefrom. The user interface device and produces an output in response to the measurement information obtained from the weighing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Lawrence Roth
  • Patent number: 8925128
    Abstract: A child holding accessory can be desirably installed on the play yard for use, and has two regions on opposite sides adapted to receive a child in different configurations of use. Examples of construction for these holding regions can include, without limitation, a changing table and a child sleeping bed. The child holding accessory can include a support board, and a cushion element mounted with the support board. The support board is configured to deform differently depending on whether the child is placed on the first or second region, so that the bearing surfaces associated with the holding regions can have different firmness to provide adequate resting of the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Joseph F. Fiore, Jr., Curtis M. Hartenstine, Andrew J. Horst, Zeng-Wen Guo, Nangui Bu
  • Patent number: 8920208
    Abstract: A collapsible play gym for infants, the gym having a base and a bar assembly. The bar assembly includes an array of permanently attached flexible bars that are collapsible to a compact aligned configuration for storage and transport. The bars can be flexed into an upright configuration for suspending toys or other entertainment items over the base, and the bar assembly retained in the upright configuration by releasable attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kids II, Inc.
    Inventor: Brittany Elson
  • Patent number: 8918933
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile feeding table providing varied inclination angles to facilitate the secured feeding of one or more infants and providing ease of use for a parent or caregiver. The invention provides a moveable base frame, a body support frame supporting an infant and providing a variably inclined surface, and a sliding drawer supporting the support frame that promotes ease of use for a parent or caregiver when, for example, in a seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Baby Squared, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Andrew Holden, Sarah Holden Greene
  • Patent number: 8914927
    Abstract: A pillow and play mat assembly comprising an infant support pillow with an attached activity or play mat. The pillow includes a bolster surrounding a recessed central well. The mat includes a padded panel with a flexible bumper. The bumper is repositionable so that it can extend from the panel upwardly or downwardly. In the fully deployed or play mode, the play mat extends sidewardly from the support pillow and the bumper extends upwardly to enclose the play area defined by the mat. In the stowed or carrying mode, the play mat is folded under the support pillow and the bumper is inverted to at least partially enclose the side of the pillow. In an intermediate position, the play mat is folded under the pillow and the bumper extends downwardly to slightly elevate the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Jamie S. Leach
  • Publication number: 20140366276
    Abstract: A baby bouncer with a width variable frame is configured to have an erected configuration for use as a regular baby bouncer, and a folded configuration for reducing the width of the baby bouncer when being not in use. The frame of the baby bouncer includes at least a base frame, a pair of bouncing support rods and a baby carrier frame. The base frame and the bouncing support rods are associated by two gear elements. By meshing the first gear element and the second gear element, the bouncing support rods and the bouncing support rods are capable of simultaneously rotating in an opposite direction either in erecting or folding of the baby bouncer. When need to fold the frame of baby bouncer into the folded configuration, care-giver may unlock two lockable joints of the baby carrier frame and fold to associating the bouncing support rods and the base frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: YI-WEI CHANG, CHUNG-MING TSAI, FU-PENG CHOU, SHENG-PO HUNG, CHEN-TAI CHANG
  • Patent number: 8910332
    Abstract: A method and device for securing arms an infant. The device includes: an elongate piece of material with vertical and horizontal axes; a right wing having a right fastener at a distal right end, the right fastener part disposed along the horizontal axis and on the back side of the material; a left wing having (i) a left fastener part at a distal left end, the left fastener part disposed along the horizontal axis and on the front side of the material; a sleeve attaching component attached on the front side of the material and located at an intersection of the axes, the sleeve attaching component including a pair of sleeves symmetrically disposed about the vertical axis, the pair of sleeves including a right sleeve and a left sleeve, the sleeves disposed and configured to respectively retain right and left arms of the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Craig Alan Buckson
  • Publication number: 20140359946
    Abstract: A foldable diaper changing station basically comprising a main frame, a substantially “?” shaped primary supporting assembly, a secondary supporting assembly, a substantially “” shaped restraint assembly, and a pad/membrane. The primary supporting assembly pivotally connects with the main frame at its feet and the secondary supporting assembly at a position on its legs. The restraint assembly connects with the primary or secondary supporting assembly in a way that enables it to rotate to and then stay at certain angles. A pad or membrane attaches to the main frame to form a supporting platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Chunguang Kong
  • Publication number: 20140359945
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention comprise infant feeding pillows having a main portion and a wedge portion. The top surface of the main portion can be configured to support at least the arm of a user and, optionally, at least a portion of the head of an infant. The wedge portion can be coupled to and extend from the first side of the main portion. The width of the wedge portion decrease from a base portion to a tip portion as the distance from the first side of the main body increases. Additionally, a top surface of the wedge portion forms an angle with the top surface of the main portion. The wedge portion is configured to rest in the lap of a user and supports at least a portion of an infant. The main portion can further comprise a first and a second shoulder extending seamlessly from the main body along the longitudinal axis thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Kimberly Williams
  • Publication number: 20140359947
    Abstract: “C” shaped, Wedge, Nursing Pillow is disclosed. This nursing pillow combines the “C” shape for security; the wedge form to prevent acid reflux in infants; and firm foam to keep the baby's head at breast height and prevent back pain from slouching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Kelly Laurette Turner
  • Patent number: 8904580
    Abstract: An outer enclosure may comprise a first enclosure region defining a first enclosed space and a second enclosure region defining a second enclosed space. The first enclosure region may comprise a first opening edge, and the second enclosure region may comprise a second opening edge. The first and second enclosure regions each have an inner surface. A first inner arm enclosure region may be secured to the inner surface of the first enclosure region and, together with the first enclosure region, defines a first arm passageway having a first arm entry opening. A second inner arm enclosure region may be secured to the inner surface of the second enclosure region and, together with the second enclosure region, defines a second arm passageway having a second arm entry opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: ABNC LLC
    Inventors: Natalie A. Christensen, Aaron L. Christensen
  • Patent number: 8898833
    Abstract: An infant garment including a body for covering an infant and neck padding located within the body and extending from the base of the skull of an infant positioned on the body to the top of the shoulder blades of the infant positioned on the body, and from shoulder-to-shoulder of the infant positioned on the body, wherein the neck padding includes a greater degree of padding than the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tailored Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fredrica V. Coates
  • Patent number: 8898841
    Abstract: An encounter and contact mattress or pillow, is made up of at least one cloth-like or blanket-like base body having two functional sides that are configured to be the same, similar, or different, and serve for support, wherein the one side is suitable for facing toward a contact person and the other side is suitable for offering a premature or newborn baby or infant a support surface. The base body is divided up into at least three regions, namely into an edge zone region (8), a transition region (6), and an encounter region (5), and the encounter region (5) is configured in such a manner that a transfer of tactile and/or acoustic stimuli and/or heat from one side to the other side of the encounter and contact mattress (1) is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Barbara M. Esch
  • 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: 8887335
    Abstract: A portable changing table includes at least one extendable arm assembly moveable between a retracted position and an extended position. The at least one extendable arm assembly is removably securable to a support structure, and it includes a biasing member for urging the at least one extendable arm assembly into the retracted position. The table further includes a latch assembly that is configured to selectively secure the at least one extendable arm assembly in the retracted position. A collapsible frame is hingedly secured to the at least one extendable arm assembly that is moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position. A flexible support member extends across a portion of the collapsible frame in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Alexis Gant, Justin Gant
  • Patent number: 8887334
    Abstract: A securable pillow can include a pillow having a top surface, bottom surface, and a filler material encased therein, and one or more bi-stable spring fastening mechanisms. The bi-stable spring fastening mechanisms can be attached to the bottom surface of the pillow. Activation of the bi-stable spring fastening mechanisms can substantially couple the pillow to the appendage of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Schneidau, Heather Prattas
  • Patent number: 8882557
    Abstract: A child play gym system includes a canopy that may be formed by a number of rods. A canopy track may be fixedly coupled to a particular rod, and a canopy clip may be slidingly coupled with the canopy track. A base may be coupled to the canopy so that the canopy arches over the base. A base track may be fixedly coupled to the base, and a base clip may be slidingly coupled with the base track. An item may include a body and a coupling member and may be coupled to the body by a tether. The coupling member may be resilient so that the item may be coupled to the canopy clip or the pad clip when the coupling member is compressed and inserted within an opening of the one of the clips so that the tether extends at least partially through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Fair, Kristin A. Tidwell, Catherine P. McNeil, Clarice Bonzer, Haley Gibbons
  • Patent number: 8875330
    Abstract: An invention designed for head, neck, chest and abdomen; providing support and protection for sleeping children while being transported. The said invention comprises of head, neck, chest and abdomen safety. It is constructed in the shape of a heart and extends between the head and abdomen of child. The invention is comprised of filling and cushion and is able to separate between sections for washing capability. It is worn over the front of the child, secured by elastic straps that slip over each arm of the child, represented on the backside of invention. It is further secured by seatbelts that are placed under confinement of the situated seatbelt safety controllers located on the front side of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Nikesha Nicole Wallace