Convertible Patents (Class 5/93.2)
  • Patent number: 9021629
    Abstract: A baby crib includes an upright segment having a lower end portion and an upper end portion, a base connected with the lower end portion of the upright segment, an elongated support structure extending along a horizontal plane above the base and connected with the upper end portion, and a bassinet assembled with the support structure and having an inner space adapted to receive the placement of a baby therein. The bassinet has a sidewall provided with a side opening communicating with the inner space. The support structure is operable to displace the bassinet horizontally to modify a distance between the bassinet and the upright segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Kenny Cheng
  • Patent number: 8997277
    Abstract: A playard having a floor and an upper frame is disclosed. The upper frame includes a first end supported a first distance above the floor, a second end supported a second distance above the floor, and at least two opposed sides. Each of the opposed sides includes a first rail, a second rail, and a joint joining the first and second rails. The joint is positioned in a first plane when the joint secures the first and second rails in an erected position, the first plane being transversely oriented with respect to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Wes Thomas, Ken Zorovich
  • Patent number: 8984682
    Abstract: A reversible platform and a crib therewith are disclosed. The reversible platform includes a pivotally-engaging mechanism and a bracket. The pivotally-engaging mechanism is disposed on a crib frame. The bracket is connected to the crib frame through the pivotally-engaging mechanism. The bracket has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side. The bracket is capable of being rotated to be disposed selectively with the first side or the second side facing upward for providing application space. Thereby, the invention can provide two application platforms with one occupied space of the crib frame, so as to solve the issue in the prior art that additional accessories provided for a conventional crib is provided for multiple functions occupy more space and the operation therefor is usually inconvenient to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Guang-Hui Zhao
  • Patent number: 8973180
    Abstract: A reversible changing table installed on a crib frame of a crib includes a bracket and a pivoting mechanism. The pivoting mechanism is disposed on at least one corner of the bracket and has a locking mechanism. The bracket is installed on the crib frame through the pivoting mechanism such that the bracket is capable of being rotated with respect to the crib frame, and the locking mechanism is used for preventing the bracket from being rotated with respect to the crib frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Hai-Bo Zeng, Ganqing Fang, Guang-Hui Zhao
  • Patent number: 8943622
    Abstract: An infant playpen apparatus includes a playpen frame having two opposite side frame portions, two rail structures respectively affixed with the two side frame portions, a support platform operable to detachably assemble with the rail structures, and two coupling structures connected with the support platform and operable to respectively assemble with the rail structures. At least one of the coupling structures includes a latch that can lock an assembly of the support platform with the rail structure, and unlock the assembly of the support platform with the rail structure for removing the support assembly from the rail structure. The playpen apparatus can further include a bassinet held with the playpen frame. The support platform can slide along the rail structures between a first position where the support platform substantially uncovers the bassinet, and a second position where the support platform lies above and substantially overlaps with the bassinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Nathaneal Saint, Jonathan K. Mountz, Andrew J. Winterhalter, Jonathan M. Pacella, William B. Bellows
  • Patent number: 8893325
    Abstract: A child containment system includes a child containment structure that has a bottom and a perimeter wall surrounding the bottom; a bassinet that has an infant support surface and a surrounding wall around the support surface, the bassinet mounted to the child containment structure with the bottom panel elevated above the support surface; and an infant support unit that has a frame, a bed supported by the frame, and a connector structure positioned adjacent each opposed end of the infant support unit. In a first operational mode the infant support unit is removably mounted to the child containment structure with the bed overlying the support surface with each connector structure coupled to a corresponding portion of the perimeter wall. The frame is configured to support the bed above a rest surface in a second operational mode in which the infant support unit is detached from the child containment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John (Jason) C. Arnold, IV, Brandon Burkholder, Annette Stella, Matthew Rivera
  • Patent number: 8844071
    Abstract: A self-contained convertible bed and storage system is disclosed herein to accommodate the needs of various users by transforming into an assembly fit either for crib use or an assembly fit for bed use with storage capabilities. The self-contained convertible bed and storage system preferably comprises: a crib framework assembly; a mattress platform assembly; and a support system having a fourfold corner-support-system, a front sidewall support, and a rear sidewall support. The crib framework assembly and the mattress platform assembly are releasably attached one to another to form a multi-purpose changeable bed arrangement. The crib framework assembly, mattress platform assembly, support system may be arranged in combination to form a crib. Alternatively, the mattress platform assembly and support system may be arranged in combination to form a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: David Samuel Alexander
  • Patent number: 8806673
    Abstract: A child containment system has a child containment structure with a bottom and a perimeter wall surrounding the bottom. A connector part is on each of two opposed outward facing surfaces of the perimeter wall. The system has a bassinet with a bottom panel and surrounding wall around the bottom panel. The bassinet is removably mounted to the perimeter wall with the bottom panel elevated above the bottom. The system has an infant sleeping apparatus with a fabric panel, a top surface, a pair of opposed sides, and a pair of opposed ends. The infant sleeping apparatus has a connector part positioned near each of the pair of the opposed ends. The infant sleeping apparatus is removably mounted to the containment structure with the fabric panel overlying the bassinet bottom panel with each connector part of the sleeping apparatus coupled to one of the connector parts of the containment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Burkholder, Matt Rivera, Annette Stella
  • Patent number: 8769738
    Abstract: A bassinet set is used for hanging on a playard. The bassinet set includes a bassinet and a placing device. The bassinet has at least one first angle adjusting sleeve formed on an inner wall of the bassinet. The placing device is removably disposed on the bassinet. The placing device includes a holding body and a tubular frame. The holding body is used for holding an infant. The tubular frame is disposed around the holding body. The tubular frame includes a first end portion and the second end portion. The second end portion is used for detachably connecting to the first end portion after the first end portion passes through the first angle adjusting sleeve, so as to make the holding body oblique to the bassinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Andrew J. Horst, Jonathan M. Pacella
  • Publication number: 20140173823
    Abstract: The convertible furniture kit includes a convertible crib and a bed conversion kit can. The convertible crib can be converted from a crib into a daybed or a sofa. Alternatively, parts of the convertible crib can be combined with parts of the bed conversion kit to form a full size bed and a sofa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Boori USA LLC
    Inventor: Justin Chui
  • Patent number: 8745780
    Abstract: A baby crib includes a support frame having a lower portion and an upper portion, and a bassinet connected with the upper portion of the support frame. The bassinet includes an enclosure substantially surrounding an inner space of the bassinet adapted to receive a baby, the enclosure being upwardly opened and having a sidewall provided with a side opening communicating with the inner space, and a movable board disposed at a bottom of the bassinet and adapted to support the weight of the baby placed thereon. The board is operable to slide through the side opening between a first position where the board and the baby placed thereon lie inside the inner space, and a second position where the board extends outward through the side opening so that the board and the baby placed thereon lie substantially outside the inner space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Yu-Ya Su
  • Patent number: 8656530
    Abstract: The adjustable mechanism for changing floor height of a play yard according to the present invention comprises at least a foldable frame, a first bed floor, a flexible envelope and an adjustable mechanism. The foldable frame has an upper border portion and a base support assembly. The first bed floor is connected to the base support assembly. The flexible envelope has a second bed floor and a shading periphery connected with the second bed floor, the shading periphery is folded to form an indigitation length exposed outside the foldable frame thereby adjustably hanging on the upper border portion. The adjustable mechanism is operatively mounted on the foldable frame and connected with the lower end of the indigitation length for adjusting the second bed floor relative to the first bed floor in distance and height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Lerado (Zhong Shan) Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-Fu You, Ho-Sheng Chen, Ching-Hsing Kuo
  • Patent number: 8555434
    Abstract: A child retaining structure includes a wall assembly defining a child receiving area, a platform disposed within the child receiving area, and a support member connected to the wall assembly and supporting the platform. The support member and the platform are reconfigurable between a raised position so that the child retaining structure functions as a bassinet, and a lowered position so that the child retaining structure functions as a playpen, or alternatively, as a playhouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda J. Chapman, Timothy J. Trapp
  • Patent number: 8544125
    Abstract: A playard having an easily and selectively attachable changing table platform including a saddle structure for resting upon upper perimeter frame members of the playard and secured from unintentional removal by a latching mechanism. The latching mechanism includes a connector that is secured to the playard upper perimeter frame members in a manner fixing the vertical separation of the connector and the frame member. The changing table includes a latching member moveable between catch and release positions that engages the connector as the changing table is moved into an operable position and prevents the changing table from being uplifted from the playard. The moveable latching member is biased toward the catch position. Movement toward the release position allows the changing table to be removed from the playard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Artsana USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff G. Greger, Michael L. Longenecker
  • Patent number: 8528130
    Abstract: A play yard assembly comprises a frame and a bassinet. The frame includes a frame head, a frame tail, and left and right side portions connected between the frame head and the frame tail to define an accommodating space thereamong. The bassinet has a head end, a tail end, a bed bottom connected between the head end and the tail end. The head end is positionable relative to the frame at a first height position and a second height position higher than the first height position. The bed bottom has a first end portion connected to the tail end, and a second end portion connected to the head end. The second end portion of the bed bottom is higher than that of the first end portion of the bed bottom when the head end is disposed at the second height position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Nan-Gui Bu, Lin-Zhen Zheng
  • Publication number: 20130198951
    Abstract: A child containment system includes a child containment structure that has a bottom and a perimeter wall surrounding the bottom; a bassinet that has an infant support surface and a surrounding wall around the support surface, the bassinet mounted to the child containment structure with the bottom panel elevated above the support surface; and an infant support unit that has a frame, a bed supported by the frame, and a connector structure positioned adjacent each opposed end of the infant support unit. In a first operational mode the infant support unit is removably mounted to the child containment structure with the bed overlying the support surface with each connector structure coupled to a corresponding portion of the perimeter wall. The frame is configured to support the bed above a rest surface in a second operational mode in which the infant support unit is detached from the child containment structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventor: GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS INC.
  • Publication number: 20130180047
    Abstract: A crib convertible to a bed, the crib having a length greater than a width of the bed, is provided. The crib includes a crib mattress support board, two longitudinal and two transverse side panels removably attachable one to another in a crib configuration. Each of the crib mattress support board and longitudinal side panels includes a main member having a length less than the length of the crib and at least one extension member removable attached thereto. Upon detachment of the respective at least one extension therefrom, the main member of the crib mattress support board is convertible to a headboard of the bed, while the main member of each longitudinal side panel is convertible to bed mattress support of the bed. A kit for forming one of a crib and a bed, and a method of converting a crib to a bed are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: GROUPE DUTAILIER INC.
    Inventor: Groupe Dutailier Inc.
  • Patent number: 8458828
    Abstract: A foldable crib movable between a folded position and an open position is disclosed. The foldable crib comprises a first crib end; a second crib end; a first connecting member joining the first end to the second end, wherein the first connecting member is configured to be foldable; and a second connecting member joining the first end to the second end, wherein the second connecting member is configured to be foldable. When the crib is in an open position, the first connecting member and the second connecting member are generally unfolded. When the crib is in a folded position, the first connecting member and the second connecting member are folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: iLinko Ltd.
    Inventor: Jon Christopher Lake
  • Patent number: 8387178
    Abstract: A juvenile product includes a frame with a rail, the rail including first and second rail sections, a latch assembly coupling the first and second rail sections and configured to reside in a latched state for an in-use orientation of the rail, and an elastic bias element coupled to the first rail section or the second rail section and configured to be under tension in or near the in-use orientation such that the elastic bias element drives the rail away from the in-use orientation when the rail is near the in-use orientation with the latch assembly not in the latched state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Rivera, Brandon Burkholder, Michael A. Dotsey, Johnny Hailyn Tseng, Paul Nelson
  • Patent number: 8336135
    Abstract: A joining device is provided for rails of a baby bed, in which the joining connects two adjacent rail tubes of the rail, where an end of each of the rail tubes is pivotally connected to the joining device. The joining device is formed as a saddle part in a shape having two upstanding side walls and an arched portion connected between top edges of the two side walls. The joining device further has a smooth contact face formed on each of the two sides of the arched portion and a smoothly trimmed face connected to the smooth contact face, so that the tube walls of the rail tubes are contacted with the smooth contact faces when the rail tubes are pivotally rotated close to the two sides of the arched portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Yuan Lin, Hong-Guang Wang
  • Patent number: 8321973
    Abstract: An infant-carrier docking station includes a support part and a carrier holder. The support part is disposed across on opposite handrails of a crib frame. The carrier holder is connected to the support part above the crib frame. The carrier holder can hold an infant carrier of a safety seat in a detachable way. A crib includes a bed frame and the infant-carrier docking station. The infant-carrier docking station is disposed across on opposite handrails of the bed frame. Therefore, the invention is convenient for a caregiver to directly move the infant carrier from any place else to the infant-carrier docking station without waking up the baby sleeping on the infant carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Brad Thomas Bickley
  • Patent number: 8316481
    Abstract: A child containment system includes a child containment structure defining an interior space to be occupied by an infant and including an infant support surface within the interior space, and an infant support unit configured for use in a first operational mode in which the infant support unit is coupled to the child containment structure and disposed within the interior space above the infant support surface. The infant support unit and the child containment structure include respective connectors to secure the infant support unit in the first operational mode. The infant support unit includes a frame configured for use of the infant support unit in a second operational mode in which the infant support unit is independent of the child containment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: John (Jason) C. Arnold, IV, Brandon Burkholder, Annette Stella, Matthew Rivera
  • Patent number: 8316490
    Abstract: A diaper changing device to mount to an infant car seat includes a cover having a first side, a second side, a plurality of individualized compartments spaced along a length of the cover and folding sections positioned between adjacent ones of the plurality of individualized compartments. The diaper changing device further includes a plurality of support members positioned within the individualized compartments and a plurality of fasteners attached to the cover. The plurality of fasteners are shaped to engage a lip formed on an edge of the infant car seat to secure the cover to the infant car seat in a position suspended over an interior region of the infant car seat with the second side of the cover facing the interior region and the first side of the cover facing outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Tarra Ruth Bilak, Mark Ronald Bilak
  • Patent number: 8235004
    Abstract: A pet co-sleeper is designed to be connected to a human's bed for use by small to medium sized animals. Pets such as dogs and cats can use this sleeper to sleep beside their owners instead on of the bed. The pet co-sleeper has a frame which is substantially rectangular in shape. The frame has three horizontal bars forming a three-sided top frame and a fourth horizontal bar on the fourth side is lower than the other three horizontal bars. Fabric materials attached to the frame form a floor, four side walls and a horizontal divider located just below the fourth horizontal bar. A first mattress is placed over the horizontal divider to form a sleeping surface. A second mattress is placed on the fabric floor, such that the four side walls, the second mattress and the horizontal divider form a pet house.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Baby Trend Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Conrad, Douglas Tharalson, Diana Tharalson
  • Patent number: 8230536
    Abstract: A changing table for a playard has a flexible platform sized to support a child and a changing table mount arranged to releasably engage the platform to the playard. The changing table mount can have a plurality of straps each having a fastener and removably received in corresponding slots of the playard. The changing table mount can comprise a zipper releasably connecting the changing table to the playard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Jeffrey David Swan, Neil C. Penza, Todd D. Sorzano, Matthew J. Ransil, Thomas J. Pollack, Jonathan M. Pacella, Robert T. Pike, Michael A. Dotsey
  • Publication number: 20120180211
    Abstract: A child retaining structure includes a wall assembly defining a child receiving area, a platform disposed within the child receiving area, and a support member connected to the wall assembly and supporting the platform. The support member and the platform are reconfigurable between a raised position so that the child retaining structure functions as a bassinet, and a lowered position so that the child retaining structure functions as a playpen, or alternatively, as a playhouse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventors: Linda J. Chapman, Timothy J. Trapp
  • Patent number: 8201291
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a play yard and bassinet assembly combination. The play yard includes upper and lower horizontal frame members vertically spaced apart from each other, vertical frame members disposed between the upper and lower horizontal frame members, first and second redundant support members, and first and second mating redundant support members. The first redundant support member and the second redundant support member are disposed in a spaced apart arrangement adjacent a first vertical frame member a second vertical frame member, respectively. The first and second mating redundant support members are disposed adjacent an outer perimeter of the floor of the bassinet assembly. The first mating redundant support member is configured for engaging the first redundant support member, and the second mating redundant support member is configured for engaging the second redundant support member to provide additional vertical support for the floor of the bassinet assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Kids II, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Burns, Peter D. Jackson, Mark Mendes
  • Patent number: 8112835
    Abstract: A bassinet includes a frame and a bed basket supported by the frame. The bed basket defines an infant sleep surface. The frame and the bed basket are pivotably coupled to allow the bed basket to rotate relative to the frame to convert between a first bassinet configuration and a second bassinet configuration. The second bassinet configuration has a greater wall height about the infant sleep surface than the first bassinet configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel Eirich, John (Jason) C. Arnold, IV, Matthew Rivera, Annette Stella
  • Patent number: 8104116
    Abstract: A sleeping unit or apparatus which is convertible between a low and high cot, toddler bed, a bed and/or a sofa, which sleeping unit comprises one or more walls, said one or more walls comprising one or more upholstered protective panels. Also provided is a sleeping unit or apparatus which is convertible between a low and high cot, toddler bed, a bed and/or a sofa, into which one or more upholstered protective panels may be incorporated, an apparatus for reversibly attaching an upholstered panel to a solid wall of a sleeping unit and a sleeping unit comprising such a reversibly attachable upholstered protective panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Mr. Smiles Ltd
    Inventor: Emily Johnson-Jones
  • Patent number: 8028358
    Abstract: A system for facilitating the storage of an accessory part such as a changer station, bassinet or canopy includes a play yard, and an accessory kit that can be detachably or permanently secured on the play yard. The play yard comprises a frame structure having a plurality of side rail assemblies. The accessory kit comprises a foldable accessory part and a storage pocket that can be secured with one upper rim of the play yard. The accessory part can be folded into a compact form that fits in the storage pocket. When the user wishes to use the accessory part, the user can pull out and unfold the accessory part, and then fasten the accessory part on opposite sides of the play yard for adequate support. The ability to stow the accessory part in a compact manner in the play yard facilitates portability of the accessory part and play yard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Wonderland Nursery Goods Company Limited
    Inventor: Joseph F. Fiore, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110179568
    Abstract: A crib, which is convertible into a toddler bed and a standard bed, has four panels forming an enclosure around a mattress. The toddler bed is formed by removing a section of one of the panels such that the mattress is accessible along one side of the toddler bed. The standard bed is formed by reconfiguring two of the panels forming the enclosure around the crib mattress into two side rails. The side rails are then installed in a spaced apart and substantially parallel relationship to each other between the two other panels. The two other panels may form a headboard and a footboard for the standard bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Joshua A. Jones
  • Patent number: 7958578
    Abstract: A play yard includes a first frame unit and a bassinet-supporting second frame unit. The first frame unit includes a plurality of spaced-apart upright rods, a plurality of corner couplers that are provided respectively on the upright rods, and a plurality of side rods, each interconnecting a pair of the corner couplers. The second frame unit includes a plurality of connecting rods, each having a supporting segment and a pair of bent end segments that are connected respectively to longitudinally opposite ends of the supporting segment, and that are connected movably and respectively to a pair of the corner couplers, such that each of the connecting rods is selectively positioned relative to the first frame unit at a lower position and a higher position located above the lower position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Lin-Hai Shan, Hong-Bin Xu
  • Patent number: 7950081
    Abstract: This invention relates to a folding mechanism for a playard, which comprises first and second joints substantially cylindrical in shape. The joints have arcuate plates and stops that cooperative with each other to effect the rotation between the joints, so that the changing table can be moved between an operation position and a storage position. This invention may avoid accidental collapse of the changing table, and enable the users to conveniently fold/unfold the changing table single handed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Jianqun Li
  • Patent number: 7950082
    Abstract: Cradle for a passenger cabin of an aircraft, suitable for a child of less than 2 years old capable of sitting upright, comprising a rigid and formable structure formed by a rectangular frame and two uprights, designed to be fixed to one wall of the cabin, and a cover with mattress attached to the rectangular frame. The cover comprises in one of its longitudinal sides two windows separated by a strip of fabric and closed by a retractable tulle flap in such a way that the child can sit upright in the cradle with his or her legs passing out of the cradle through the windows and on either side of the fabric strip when the flap has been retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: TMC Holding
    Inventor: Gilles Negre
  • Patent number: 7917976
    Abstract: A crib includes a headboard; footboard; a first stationary side rail connected between the headboard and footboard and including upper and lower rails; a second side rail connected between the headboard and footboard; pivot lock hardware including a first engagement member at ends of the upper rail member and a second engagement member at respective corner posts, each second engagement member pivotally engaged with a first engagement member to permit pivotal movement of the first stationary side rail relative to the headboard and footboard and to lock the stationary side rail relative to the headboard and footboard; and swivel lock hardware including a third engagement member at ends of the lower rail member and a fourth engagement member at respective corner posts, each fourth engagement member being pivotally engaged with a respective third engagement member to lock the stationary side rail relative to the headboard and footboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Delta Enterprise Corp.
    Inventors: Sam I. Shamie, Francisco J. Reyes
  • Patent number: 7908686
    Abstract: A changing table for use with a playard includes a platform that is sized to support a child and at least one changing table mount arranged relative to the platform to releasably engage the platform to the playard. The changing table mount includes a release actuator. When the changing table is engaged with the playard, the changing table is configured to remain engaged with the playard when a force of less than or equal to 25 pounds is applied to a location on the changing table other than the release actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Jeffrey David Swan, Neil C. Penza, Todd D. Sorzano, Matthew J. Ransil, Thomas J. Pollack, Jonathan M. Pacella, Robert T. Pike, Michael A. Dotsey
  • Patent number: 7818832
    Abstract: A play yard frame structure includes upper and lower horizontal frame members and vertical frame members with a fabric body that extends over the exterior of the frame structure. The fabric body has fastening tabs that extend from the corners of the fabric body corresponding to the vertical frame members to be passed through openings in the foot members for fastening to the foot members on a surface that is not on the exterior of the frame structure to provide a taut panel that extends around the lower perimeter of the play yard below the lower horizontal frame members. The bassinet structure includes a height adjustment feature that enables the floor surface of the bassinet structure to be positioned selectively at multiple height positions relative to the upper horizontal frame members. In one embodiment, the fabric walls of the bassinet include secondary frame tunnels for supporting the bassinet frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Curtis M. Hartenstine, Nathanael Saint, Ronald R. Hoffman, Sharon A. Gillett, Jonathan M. Pacella, Derek A. King, Joseph F. Fiore, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100229301
    Abstract: A child containment system includes a child containment structure defining an interior space to be occupied by an infant and including an infant support surface within the interior space, and an infant support unit configured for use in a first operational mode in which the infant support unit is coupled to the child containment structure and disposed within the interior space above the infant support surface. The infant support unit and the child containment structure include respective connectors to secure the infant support unit in the first operational mode. The infant support unit includes a frame configured for use of the infant support unit in a second operational mode in which the infant support unit is independent of the child containment structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Graco Children's Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John (Jason) C. Arnold, IV, Brandon Burkholder, Annette Stella, Matthew Rivera
  • Patent number: 7770245
    Abstract: The playard includes a frame body and a bassinet detachably mounted on the frame body. An opening and a cover that covers onto the opening are configured at the bottom panel of the bassinet. When the cover opens relative to the opening, a folding device at the bottom of the frame body can be operated by a user's hand sticking into the opening for folding the playard to a smaller size without the need of removing the bassinet. A height adjustment device is further configured on the side panels of the bassinet for adjusting the height of the bassinet by selectively setting the bassinet in a first using state that has a shallow depth or in a second using state that has a deep depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Wonderland NurseryGoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenny Cheng, Shun-Min Chen, Nan-Gui Bu
  • Publication number: 20100162484
    Abstract: A playard having a floor and an upper frame is disclosed. The upper frame includes a first end supported a first distance above the floor, a second end supported a second distance above the floor, and at least two opposed sides. Each of the opposed sides includes a first rail, a second rail, and a joint joining the first and second rails. The joint is positioned in a first plane when the joint secures the first and second rails in an erected position, the first plane being transversely oriented with respect to the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Wes Thomas, Ken Zorovich
  • Patent number: 7739759
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a bassinet assembly that includes an inclinable floor that can be supported above a support surface using one or more zippers. For example, the bassinet assembly includes a floor and side walls that extend upwardly from and surround the floor. The floor includes an inclinable flap, and a row of zipper teeth are disposed along at least a portion of a perimeter of the inclinable flap. A mating row of zipper teeth are disposed on at least a portion of the side walls, and when one or more zippers engage the rows of zipper teeth to join them together, the inclinable flap is secured at an angle greater than 0° relative to the floor. In addition, various embodiments are directed to a bassinet assembly that can be secured within a play yard using one or more zippers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Kids II, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Mendes, Stephen R. Burns, Peter D. Jackson
  • Patent number: 7712162
    Abstract: A toddler bed frame system is convertible for use with either a twin or full size bed, and includes a toddler side wall having detachable components for this purpose. A first supporting leg is connected to one end of the toddler side wall, and a toddler headboard is detachably and pivotally mounted about the first supporting leg. A second supporting leg is connected to the opposite end of the toddler side wall, and a toddler footboard is detachably and pivotally mounted about the second supporting leg. A third supporting leg is connected to the opposite end of the toddler headboard, and a side rail panel is detachably and pivotally mounted about the third supporting leg. A fourth supporting leg is connected at a free end of the side rail panel. A fifth supporting leg is connected at a free end of the toddler footboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Delta Enterprise Corp.
    Inventors: Sam I. Shamie, Ely Louis Shamie
  • Patent number: 7661158
    Abstract: Cot, characterized in that it consists of two shell parts (2, 3) which are made of a hard material and which are hinge-mounted, whereby an upholstery (4) is provided around both shell parts (2, 3), and whereby both shell parts (2, 3) can mutually hinge between an open position, in which both shell parts (2, 3) are in line, and a closed position, in which both shell parts (2, 3) are folded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: MYKKO, naamloze vennootshap
    Inventor: Bruno Jozef Ivo Frans Maria Ghisleen Daeseleire
  • Patent number: 7584514
    Abstract: An infant sleeping apparatus for providing an infant sleeping enclosure that can rest on top of a mattress comprising an enclosure component having an open top, a base, a front rail, a back rail, and a first and second side rail; and a mattress securing mechanism comprising one or more U-shaped support bars attached to the base of the enclosure for allowing the apparatus to be attached to the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Inventor: Whinston Salas
  • Patent number: 7574757
    Abstract: A frame structure for a foldable children's play-yard adaptable to include a curved side rail to form at least a portion of its upper perimeter. The frame structure comprises a plurality of support members, an upper frame member and a lower frame member. The upper frame member is constructed of a plurality of side segments, which define the upper perimeter of the play-yard and comprise rail members, which can include a curve portion. The rail members are coupled in a rotatable relationship disposed between the adjacent support members. The side segments have opposite distal end portions in engagement with support brackets mounted on the support members, the support brackets are adaptable to affix the side segment when the play-yard is in the open configuration and to permit the side segments to move in more than a single degree of freedom (for example, translational, axial-rotational movement and swivel movements) when the play-yard is being folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Goodbaby Child Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhenghuan Song
  • Publication number: 20090077741
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a bassinet assembly includes a floor and one or more side walls that extend upwardly from a perimeter of the floor and surround the floor. Each side wall has an upper perimeter and includes a mesh portion that extends substantially the height of the side wall from the upper perimeter to the floor. Each side wall also includes a substantially solid wall portion that extends from the upper perimeter to an intermediate portion disposed between the upper perimeter and the floor. At least a portion of the side wall between the intermediate portion and the floor of the bassinet assembly is mesh to allow a child lying therein to breathe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen R. Burns, Peter D. Jackson, Mark Mendes
  • Publication number: 20090077742
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a collapsible play yard and bassinet assembly combination. The floor of the play yard comprises a release mechanism attached to lower horizontal frame members of the play yard, and when the release mechanism is engaged, the lower horizontal frame members are moved upwardly and inwardly to collapse the play yard. The bassinet assembly has a floor and one or more side walls that have an upper perimeter, and the upper perimeter is adapted for securing adjacent the upper perimeter of the play yard. The floor of the bassinet assembly also defines an opening that allows a user to reach through the opening to access and engage the release mechanism without removing the bassinet assembly from the play yard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen R. Burns, Peter D. Jackson, Mark Mendes
  • Patent number: 7467433
    Abstract: An infant changing table has a top surface which is concaved in shape. An opening is formed in a lower area of the top surface. A support structure is coupled to a back area of the top surface to elevate the top surface. A diaper dispensing container is coupled to the opening for holding a plurality of diapers. Fasteners are coupled to the top surface around the opening to hold down a top diaper being dispensed from the diaper dispensing container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Ubi, LLC
    Inventor: Sue Wong
  • Patent number: 7458114
    Abstract: Clips for securing one or more accessories to a play yard or crib and methods of operating the same are disclosed. A disclosed example includes a first engagement member, a second engagement member, and a first joining member joining the first and second engagement members. The first and second engagement members are joined in a spaced apart relation such that a distance between the first and second engagement members is less than a diameter of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Damon Oliver Casati Troutman
  • Publication number: 20080271243
    Abstract: A child containment system has a child containment structure with a bottom and a perimeter side wall surrounding the bottom. The system has a removable bassinet with a bottom panel and a surrounding wall around the bottom panel. The bassinet is mounted to the perimeter side wall of the child containment structure with the bottom panel elevated above the bottom. The system also has an infant sleeping apparatus with a fabric panel having a top surface. The infant sleeping apparatus is removably mounted to the child containment structure with the fabric panel suspended above the bottom panel of the bassinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Burkholder, Matt Rivera, Annette Stella