Convertible infant carrier/restraint system

  • US 6,017,088 A
  • Filed: 12/27/1996
  • Issued: 01/25/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/27/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An infant restraint system, comprising:

  • a support base;

    an infant carrier couplable to the base, the infant carrier having a head end and a foot end;

    a handle attached to the carrier; and

    a latching mechanism operatively disposed relative to the support base and the infant carrier to detachably connect the carrier to the base, said latching mechanism being independent of said handle, the latching mechanism having an actuating portion located on the carrier substantially proximate an uppermost edge of one of the head end and the foot end of the carrier, in a position to allow a user having two hands to actuate the actuating portion with one hand while simultaneously gripping the carrier at the head end and the foot end with respective ones of the user'"'"'s two hands.

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