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US20170332806A1
US20170332806A1 US15157699 US201615157699A US2017332806A1 US 20170332806 A1 US20170332806 A1 US 20170332806A1 US 15157699 US15157699 US 15157699 US 201615157699 A US201615157699 A US 201615157699A US 2017332806 A1 US2017332806 A1 US 2017332806A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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The present application provides a baby carrier, including: a waist strap having a baby contact surface, a waist contact surface which is opposite to the baby contact surface, and a bottom edge disposed on the bottom of the waist strap; a carrier body connected to the bottom edge of the waist strap and extending upwardly from the bottom edge of the waist strap, such that the carrier body is folded inversely to face the waist strap and thereby to form a U-shaped structure to be functioned as a baby holding room.

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    BACKGROUND 1. Technical Field
  • The present disclosure generally relates to baby carriers, and, more particularly, to a baby carrier that offers a safer space for the baby when a user wears the baby carrier and the baby carrier is also easy-to-operate for the user.
  • 2. Description of the Related Art
  • Generally, a baby carrier of the prior art often provides a space which is simply formed by the carrier itself and the user's torso to accommodate a baby when the user carries the baby, so the user would have security concerns when using those carriers.
  • Please refer to FIG. 4 which illustrates a baby carrier disclosed by U.S. Pat. No. 8,590,757 B2. The baby carrier comprises a belt 70, a carrier 80, a first shoulder strap 90 and a second shoulder strap 95. The belt 70 fits the user's waist and hips. The bottom of the carrier 80 is disposed on the belt 70. The first shoulder strap 90 is disposed on one side of the carrier 80. The second shoulder strap 95 is disposed on the other side of the carrier 80. A space for accommodating a baby is formed between the carrier 80 and the user's torso. When the user wants to take off the carrier 80 or to change the carrying position, no protective measures is present between the baby and the user's torso to prevent the baby from falling. The baby is unfastened in the carrier of the prior art and it could easily pose a danger to the baby.
  • SUMMARY
  • The inventor in view of the shortcomings of the prior art, including inconvenience and safety concerns, improves the deficiency and insufficiency thereof, and further invents a baby carrier.
  • In order to achieve the above purposes, the disclosure provides a baby carrier, comprising a waist strap, a carrier body, and two shoulder straps.
  • In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a baby carrier, wherein the waist strap has a baby contact surface, a waist contact surface which is opposite to the baby contact surface, and a bottom edge disposed on the bottom of the waist strap, wherein two connection ends are formed on two ends of the waist strap, respectively. Besides, a first connection member is disposed between the two ends of the waist strap to detachably connect the two ends of the waist strap.
  • The carrier body is connected to the bottom edge of the waist strap and extending upwardly from the bottom edge of the waist strap, so as that the carrier body is folded inversely to face the waist strap and thereby to form a U-shaped structure. The carrier body has a nursery surface and a back surface which is opposite to the nursery surface. The carrier body has a first side and a second side in a lateral direction. A baby holding room is formed by the nursery surface of the carrier body together with the baby contact surface of the waist strap and a portion of the carrier body that is connected to the waist strap. The carrier body further comprises two connection portions disposed on the first and second sides of the carrier body, wherein at least one connection hole is formed through each of the connection portions.
  • Each of the two shoulder straps respectively has a top end and a bottom end. One of the two shoulder straps has its top end disposed on the first side of the carrier body and its bottom end passing through the connection hole of the connection portion at the second side of the carrier body, while the other of the two shoulder straps has its top end disposed on the second side of the carrier body and its bottom end passing through the connection hole of the connection portion at the first side of the carrier body.
  • A second connection member is disposed between the bottom ends of the two shoulder straps, respectively, to detachably connect the bottom ends of the two shoulder straps.
  • In one aspect, the carrier body further comprises a hood disposed on the top of the carrier body. Two fixed straps are formed on the two sides of the hood, respectively, wherein at least one first binding element is formed on each of the two fixed straps, and at least one second binding element is faulted on each of the two shoulder straps, and the at least one first binding element of the fixed strap of the hood of the carrier body is engaged with the at least one second binding element of the two shoulder straps.
  • In one aspect, the baby carrier further has two security straps disposed on the first side and the second side of the carrier body, respectively, having adjustable lengths, and engageable with each other.
  • In one embodiment, the first connection member comprises a first pair of buckles, wherein the first pair of buckles comprises a first male buckle and a first female buckle, which is corresponding to the first male buckle.
  • In one embodiment, the second connection member comprises a second pair of buckles, wherein the second pair of buckles comprises a second male buckle and a second female buckle, which is corresponding to the second male buckle.
  • In an embodiment, the carrier body further comprises an outer bag formed on the back surface.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 illustrates a rear view of carrying of an embodiment according to the present disclosure;
  • FIG. 2 illustrates an external perspective view of a user carrying a baby of an embodiment according to the present disclosure;
  • FIG. 3 illustrates a partial sectional enlarged view of the baby holding room according to the present disclosure; and
  • FIG. 4 illustrates an external perspective view of a user carrying a baby by a baby carrier of the prior art.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • With the following drawings and embodiments of the present disclosure, the technical means for achieving a predetermined purpose of the present disclosure are further illustrated.
  • Please refer to FIGS. 1, 2 and 3. FIGS. 1 and 2 show an embodiment of the baby carrier according to the present disclosure. FIG. 3 shows a partial sectional enlarged view of the baby holding room of the baby carrier of the present disclosure. The baby carrier of the present disclosure comprises a waist strap 10, a carrier body 20, and two shoulder straps 30.
  • The waist strap 10 has a baby contact surface 101, a waist contact surface 102 which is opposite to the baby contact surface 101, and a bottom edge 105. Further, two connection ends 103 can be formed on two ends of the waist strap 10, respectively, and a first connection member 104 can be disposed between the two connection ends 103 to detachably connect the two ends of the waist strap 10.
  • The waist contact surface 102 of the waist strap 10 can closely adjoin a user's torso and make the waist strap 10 fit the user's waist. The bottom edge 105 is disposed on the bottom of the waist strap 10.
  • The carrier body 20 is connected to the bottom edge 105 of the waist strap 10, and extends upwardly from the bottom edge 105, so as that the carrier body 20 can be folded or bended inversely to face the baby contact surface 101 of the waist strap 10 and thereby to form a U-shaped structure, as shown in FIG. 3. The carrier body 20 can have a nursery surface 201 and a back surface 202 which is opposite to the nursery surface 201. The carrier body 20 has a first side 50 and a second side 51 in a lateral direction. A baby holding room 12 is formed by the nursery surface 201 of the carrier body 20 together with the baby contact surface 101 of the waist strap 10 and a portion of the carrier body 20 that is connected to the waist strap 10.
  • The baby holding room 12 can ensure the baby can be settled in the baby holding room 12 stably, no matter the user carries the baby by the baby carrier or takes off the baby carrier, as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3.
  • In one embodiment, two connection portions 60 can be disposed on the first and second sides of the carrier body 20, wherein at least one connection hole 61 can be formed through each of the connection portions 60.
  • Each of the two shoulder straps 30 respectively has a top end 31 and a bottom end 32. One of the two shoulder straps 30 can have its top end 31 disposed on the first side 50 of the carrier body 20 and its bottom end 32 passing through the connection hole 61 of the connection portion 60 at the second side 51 of the carrier body 20; and the other of the two shoulder straps 30 can have its top end 31 disposed on the second side 51 of the carrier body 20 and its bottom end 32 passing through the connection hole 61 of the connection portion 60 at the first side 50 of the carrier body 20. A second connection member 40 can be disposed between the bottom ends 32 of the two shoulder straps 30, respectively, to detachably connect the bottom ends 32 of the two shoulder straps 30.
  • In one embodiment, the carrier body 20 can further comprises a hood 21 disposed on the top of the carrier body 20. Two fixed straps (not shown) can be formed on the two sides of the hood 21, respectively. Further, at least one first binding element (not shown) can be formed on each of the two fixed straps and at least one second binding element 33 can be formed on the shoulder straps 30. The at least one first binding element can be engageable with the at least one second binding element 33.
  • The baby carrier of the disclosure can further comprise an outer bag 22 formed on the back surface 202 of the carrier body 20.
  • In one embodiment, the first connection member 104 can comprise a first pair of buckles, wherein the first pair of buckles comprises a first male buckle and a first female buckle which is corresponding to the first male buckle. In one embodiment, the second connection member 40 can comprise a second pair of buckles, wherein the second pair of buckles comprises a second male buckle and a second female buckle which is corresponding to the second male buckle.
  • In the embodiments, each of the first pair of buckles has an adjustable length. In some other embodiments, one of the first pair of buckles has a fixed length, and the other of the first pair of buckles has an adjustable length.
  • In the embodiments, each of the second pair of buckles has an adjustable length. In some other embodiments, one of the second pair of buckles has a fixed length, and the other of the second pair of buckles has an adjustable length.
  • In yet another embodiment, two security straps (not shown in the figures) can be further disposed on the first side 50 and the second side (not shown in the figures) of the carrier body 20, respectively. The two security straps can have adjustable lengths and be engageable with each other. In another embodiment, two security straps are absent. The security straps can support and fasten the baby to increase the security.
  • As shown in FIG. 2. It illustrates the use of the baby carrier of the present disclosure in practice. The baby's buttocks and thighs can be placed in the baby holding room 12 stably when the user carries the baby by the baby carrier of the present disclosure.
  • Refer to FIG. 1. The baby carrier of the disclosure provides support for the baby by the first connection member 104, the second connection member 40 and the crossing of the two shoulder straps 30.
  • The baby carrier of the present disclosure provides a unique structure which allows the loading pressure from the baby's weight evenly distribute to the user's back and shoulders through the second connection member 40 and the crossing of the two shoulder straps 30 on the user's back instead of distributing the baby's weight on the user's shoulders only as shown in FIG. 4. Besides, the first connection member 104 offers additional support due to the waist strap 10 which adjoins the user's waist.
  • Moreover, the lengths of the first pair of buckles and the second buckles are able to be adjusted and thereby the baby carrier can be adjoined against the user's torso more closely.
  • In a result, the baby carrier will not only provide a safer room for the baby but also distribute the pressure form the baby's weight more efficiently.
  • Furthermore, since the baby carrier's users are female generally, the predetermined connection site of the second connection member 40 between the bottom ends 32 of the two shoulder straps 30 is disposed adjacent to the engaging site a of a normal women's underwear (FIG. 1). Given that, the second connection member 40 of the baby carrier is not likely to be out of reach when a female user needs to take off the baby carrier. In other words, the baby carrier can be used in a more intuitive way by the user.
  • With above technical means, the present disclosure provides the following:
  • 1. The baby holding room 12 is formed by the nursery surface 201 of the carrier body 20 together with the baby contact surface 101 of the waist strap 10 and a portion of the carrier body 20 that is connected to the waist strap 10, which are disposed oppositely to the nursery surface 201. Therefore, the baby's buttocks and thighs can be placed in the baby holding room 12 stably to increase the safety for the user and the carried baby.
  • 2. Two shoulder straps 30 are cross-disposed and pass through the connection hole 61 of the connection portion 60 disposed on the sides of the carrier body 20. Therefore, the baby carrier of the disclosure can provide support for the baby by the second connection member 40 and the crossing of the two shoulder straps 30, and even by the first connection member 104. Multiple distribution sites of the baby carrier are able to effectively distribute the loading pressure from the baby's weight, which allows the user to be more comfortable.
  • 3. Generally, the baby carrier's users are female, the predetermined connection site of the second connection member 40 between the bottom ends 32 of the baby carrier of the present disclosure is disposed adjacent to the engaging site a of a normal women's underwear. It will avoid the situation that the second connection member 40 of the baby carrier is out of reach when a female user needs to take off the baby carrier. In other words, the baby carrier can be used in a more intuitive way by the user.
  • The foregoing descriptions of the detailed embodiments are only illustrated to disclose the features and functions of the present disclosure and not restrictive of the scope of the present disclosure. It should be understood to those in the art that all modifications and variations according to the spirit and principle in the disclosure of the present disclosure should fall within the scope of the appended claims.

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  1. 1. A baby carrier, comprising:
    a waist strap having a baby contact surface, a waist contact surface which is opposite to the baby contact surface, and a bottom edge disposed on the bottom of the waist strap, wherein two connection ends are formed on two ends of the waist strap, respectively, and a first connection member is disposed between the two ends of the waist strap to detachably connect the two ends of the waist strap;
    a carrier body connected to the bottom edge of the waist strap and extending upwardly from the bottom edge of the waist strap, such that the carrier body is folded inversely to face the waist strap and thereby to form a U-shaped structure, wherein the carrier body has a nursery surface and a back surface which is opposite to the nursery surface, and the carrier body has a first side and a second side in a lateral direction, and a baby holding room is formed by the nursery surface of the carrier body together with the baby contact surface of the waist strap, and a portion of the carrier body that is connected to the waist strap;
    two connection portions, each of which disposed respectively on the first and second sides of the carrier body, wherein at least one connection hole is formed through each of the connection portions; and
    two shoulder straps, wherein each of the shoulder straps respectively has a top end and a bottom end, and one of the two shoulder straps has its top end disposed on the first side of the carrier body and its bottom end passing through the connection hole of the connection portion at the second side of the carrier body; and the other of the two shoulder straps has its top end disposed on the second side of the carrier body and its bottom end passing through the connection hole of the connection portion at the first side of the carrier body; and wherein a second connection member is disposed between the bottom ends of the two shoulder straps, respectively, to detachably connect the bottom ends of the two shoulder straps.
  2. 2. The baby carrier of claim 1, wherein the carrier body comprises
    a hood disposed on the top of the carrier body;
    two fixed straps formed on the two sides of the hood, respectively;
    at least one first binding element formed on each of the two fixed straps; and
    at least one second binding element formed on each of the two shoulder straps, and wherein the at least one first binding element of the fixed strap of the hood of the carrier body is engaged with the at least one second binding element of the two shoulder straps.
  3. 3. The baby carrier of claim 1, wherein the first connection member comprises a first pair of buckles, and wherein the first pair of buckles comprises a first male buckle and a first female buckle which is corresponding to the first male buckle.
  4. 4. The baby carrier of claim 3, wherein each of the first pair of buckles has an adjustable length.
  5. 5. The baby carrier of claim 3, wherein one of the first pair of buckles has a fixed length and the other of the first pair of buckles has an adjustable length.
  6. 6. The baby carrier of claim 1, wherein the second connection member comprises a second pair of buckles, and wherein the second pair of buckles comprises a second male buckle and a second female buckle which is corresponding to the second male buckle.
  7. 7. The baby carrier of claim 6, wherein each of the second pair of buckles has an adjustable length.
  8. 8. The baby carrier of claim 6, wherein one of the second pair of buckles has a fixed length and the other of the second pair of buckles has an adjustable length.
  9. 9. The baby carrier of claim 1, further comprising two security straps disposed on the first side and the second side of the carrier body, respectively, wherein the two security straps have adjustable lengths, and are engageable with each other.
  10. 10. The baby carrier of claim 1, further comprising an outer bag formed on the back of the carrier body.
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