Patents Assigned to Huffy Corporation
  • Patent number: 8517406
    Abstract: A movable vehicle includes a first frame member, a second frame member, and a biasing mechanism. The first frame member includes a front wheel and a handlebar configured to turn the front wheel in various directions. The second frame member has at least one rear wheel and is coupled to the first frame member such that the first frame member can rotate with respect to the second frame member. The biasing mechanism is operatively coupled to the first and second frame members and biases the front wheel in a preferred direction, such as a straight direction. The biasing mechanism may include a resilient gasket and a cavity having at least partially corresponding polygonal cross sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Diekman, Donald K. Jessie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8459679
    Abstract: A pivot mechanism includes a base member configured to be coupled to a first element and a generally cylindrical rotating member configured to be coupled to a second element. An elongate pin extends through the base member and rotating member and defines a pivot axis. The rotating member is capable of rotating relative to the base member about the pivot axis. The elongate pin is movable in a direction generally parallel to the pivot axis between a secured position and a release position. In the secured position, the rotating member is prevented from rotating relative to the base member, and in the release position, the rotating member is permitted to rotate relative to the base member. The pivot mechanism may be incorporated into a scooter or a tricycle to provide different configurations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8381616
    Abstract: A pedal includes a pedal body configured for engagement with a person and defining a first major side and a second major side of the pedal. A first plate member engages the first major side and has a first outer surface. Similarly, a second plate member engages the second major side and has a second outer surface. At least one of the first or second outer surfaces includes a graphic design feature. The first and second plate members may be coupled to each other through openings in the pedal body. The graphic design feature may be carried on a graphic design element which is coupled to the first and/or second outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130043665
    Abstract: A pedaled vehicle includes a frame, a wheel rotatably coupled to the frame, a crank assembly operatively coupled to the wheel and having a bore, a pedal received in the bore, and a spring clip for securing the pedal to the crank assembly. The spring clip includes at least one flexible tab or leg capable of flexing between a first configuration, where the spring clip allows a shaft of the pedal to pass through the bore, and a second configuration, where the pedal shaft is prevented from being removed from the bore. A method for coupling a pedal to a vehicle in a tool-less manner is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Huffy Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Laipple, Robert L. Diekman
  • Publication number: 20120306179
    Abstract: A child vehicle includes a front frame having a handlebar and at least one front wheel, and a rear frame movably coupled thereto and having at least one rear wheel. At least one graphical interface is coupled to the vehicle and includes a placard having a frame secured to the vehicle and a working surface disposed generally within the frame. The working surface is configured to be marked thereon by the child using a marking utensil so as to create an artistic expression for customizing the vehicle. A tool-less coupling between the front and rear frames and an associated method of a tool-less assembly of a child vehicle are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: HUFFY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, JR.
  • Patent number: 8262114
    Abstract: A tool-less coupling of a child vehicle having a front frame and a rear frame includes a post coupled to one of the front or rear frames; a locking insert having at least one flexible table coupled to the post, and a head tube coupled to the other of the front or rear frame, wherein an opening in a first end of the head tube is sized to cause inward flexing of the flexible tab as the post is inserted through the head tube, and the flexible tab flexes back outwardly after passing through the opening in the head tube so that a portion of the flexible tab is adjacent an end surface of the head tube such that the flexible tab cannot move back through the opening. Accordingly, the removal of the post from the head tube is prohibited and the front and rear frames are coupled together. A method for a tool-less assembly of a child vehicle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110198822
    Abstract: A child vehicle includes a front frame having a handlebar and at least one front wheel, and a rear frame movably coupled thereto and having at least one rear wheel. At least one graphical interface is coupled to the vehicle and includes a placard having a frame secured to the vehicle and a working surface disposed generally within the frame. The working surface is configured to be marked thereon by the child using a marking utensil so as to create an artistic expression for customizing the vehicle. A tool-less coupling between the front and rear frames and an associated method of a tool-less assembly of a child vehicle are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: HUFFY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110198819
    Abstract: A child vehicle includes a front portion having a front wheel and a first handlebar configured to steer the vehicle, and a rear portion coupled to the front portion and having a rear wheel. The front portion is capable of rotating relative to the rear portion about a first pivot axis. A pivot member is coupled to the vehicle and rotatable about a second pivot axis between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the pivot member operates as a seat for supporting a rider thereon to define a ride-on configuration. In the second position, the pivot member operates as a second handlebar to define a scooter configuration. The second handlebar is also configured to steer the vehicle when in the scooter configuration. The vehicle may include a graphical interface for decorating or otherwise marking the vehicle in a manner preferred by the child.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: HUFFY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110018226
    Abstract: A pivot mechanism includes a base member configured to be coupled to a first element and a generally cylindrical rotating member configured to be coupled to a second element. An elongate pin extends through the base member and rotating member and defines a pivot axis. The rotating member is capable of rotating relative to the base member about the pivot axis. The elongate pin is movable in a direction generally parallel to the pivot axis between a secured position and a release position. In the secured position, the rotating member is prevented from rotating relative to the base member, and in the release position, the rotating member is permitted to rotate relative to the base member. The pivot mechanism may be incorporated into a scooter or a tricycle to provide different configurations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: HUFFY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100308561
    Abstract: A movable vehicle includes a first frame member, a second frame member, and a biasing mechanism. The first frame member includes a front wheel and a handlebar configured to turn the front wheel in various directions. The second frame member has at least one rear wheel and is coupled to the first frame member such that the first frame member can rotate with respect to the second frame member. The biasing mechanism is operatively coupled to the first and second frame members and biases the front wheel in a preferred direction, such as a straight direction. The biasing mechanism may include a resilient gasket and a cavity having at least partially corresponding polygonal cross sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: HUFFY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert L. Diekman, Donald K. Jessie, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100300245
    Abstract: A pedal includes a pedal body configured for engagement with a person and defining a first major side and a second major side of the pedal. A first plate member engages the first major side and has a first outer surface. Similarly, a second plate member engages the second major side and has a second outer surface. At least one of the first or second outer surfaces includes a graphic design feature. The first and second plate members may be coupled to each other through openings in the pedal body. The graphic design feature may be carried on a graphic design element which is coupled to the first and/or second outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: HUFFY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, JR.
  • Patent number: D603463
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, Jr.
  • Patent number: D621304
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, Jr.
  • Patent number: D630158
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, Jr.
  • Patent number: D631102
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, Jr.
  • Patent number: D649920
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, Jr.
  • Patent number: D672691
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy A. Seay
  • Patent number: D673884
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy A. Seay
  • Patent number: D673885
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy A. Seay
  • Patent number: D682746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Jerome Doherty, Andrew Bean