Patents Assigned to Magline, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20180229745
    Abstract: A hand truck having improvements made to simplify and make more ergonomically use of a hand truck by an operator. The hand truck provided having adjustable handles and a bottom portion having adjustable stair climbers with improved feature and an improved wheel and brake assembly have an axle-less wheel assembly and an improved caliper mounting system. These features are discussed in detail in the forgoing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Magline, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Brewer, Donald Dobler, Ian Michael Cobb, Grey Burchfield Parker
  • Patent number: 9969411
    Abstract: A hand truck includes a frame, a toe plate connected to the frame, a pair of wheels rotatably secured to the frame, and a handle connected to the frame. A fourth-wheel attachment is pivotally connected to the frame at a first point and removable connected to the frame at a second point. A lever positioned adjacent to the handle causes the removable connection between the fourth-wheel attachment and the frame to be released, allowing the fourth-wheel assembly to pivot away from the frame. An embodiment of a hand truck includes a break back bar. The break back bar is pivotable with respect to the frame. The break back bar may be deployed and stood on by a user to prevent movement of the hand truck while pivoting a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Magline, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Belotti, Stuart J. Shellenbarger, Chad D. Winters, Christopher J. Guoan
  • Publication number: 20180057032
    Abstract: A pallet mover intended to lift and move pallets. The pallet mover including a first deck, a second deck and a locking mechanism. In one embodiment, the locking mechanism includes three crescent shaped brackets with elongated slots therein. The two outermost brackets pivot to lift the first deck to raised position, and position the handle upright and at the 45-degree angles (for pushing or pulling the unit). The center bracket includes an aperture to receive the spring-loaded locking pin which locks the deck and handle portion in either the up or down position. The present pallet mover is manually driven thus having increased maneuverability and lower manufacturing cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Magline, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Brewer, Chad Winters, Dara Hopewell
  • Patent number: 9458000
    Abstract: A pallet truck adapter having side by side shoes for fitting over pallet supporting tines, in which the shoes are of different heights. This facilitates locating one pallet on the higher shoe, lifting it slightly off of the supporting surface, and then moving to and lifting another pallet on the lower shoe. The adjacent pallets can then be moved together and off loaded at different locations, unloading the pallet on the lower shoe first, and the pallet on the higher shoe thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Magline, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew P. Richard, John C. Belotti
  • Patent number: 9457999
    Abstract: A pallet picking adapter (100) is adapted for use with a forklift truck (102). The pallet picking adapter (100) includes a bulkhead (130) attached to a frame of the forklift truck (102). The adapter (100) further comprises a deck system (178) having a pair of deck assemblies (180). The deck assemblies (180) can be stored with the bulkhead (130) in the vertical, upright position. For use, the deck assemblies (180) can be individually lowered so as to rest upon forks (120, 122) of the truck (102). In these operable positions, the deck assemblies (180) can be utilized to transport CooLift pallets (320, 322). When the deck assemblies (180) are in the stored, upright position, the adapter 100 can be utilized to transport conventional pallets of standards sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Magline, Inc.
    Inventors: John Belotti, Mark A. Romo, Greg Ecker, James Gage, Christopher J Guoan, Stuart J Shellenbarger
  • Patent number: 9302689
    Abstract: A hand truck for carrying and lifting a load comprising spaced vertical columns each having a channel. Rollers are captured in each of said channels that are capable of vertical movement along its respective channel. A first toe plate is affixed to said columns and adapted to extend horizontally during use. A second toe plate is attached to the rollers and adapted to move vertically along said columns between upper and lower positions. The first and second toe plates are in nesting relationship when the second toe plate is in its lower position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Magline, Inc.
    Inventors: Stewart A. Burton, David Simonelli, Michael O'Hare, David Beckstrom, Albert V. Yannella
  • Publication number: 20160090286
    Abstract: A pallet picking adapter (100) is adapted for use with a forklift truck (102). The pallet picking adapter (100) includes a bulkhead (130) attached to a frame of the forklift truck (102). The adapter (100) further comprises a deck system (178) having a pair of deck assemblies (180). The deck assemblies (180) can be stored with the bulkhead (130) in the vertical, upright position. For use, the deck assemblies (180) can be individually lowered so as to rest upon forks (120, 122) of the truck (102). In these operable positions, the deck assemblies (180) can be utilized to transport CooLift pallets (320, 322). When the deck assemblies (180) are in the stored, upright position, the adapter 100 can be utilized to transport conventional pallets of standards sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: Magline, Inc.
    Inventors: John Belotti, Mark A. Romo, Greg Ecker, James Gage, Christopher J Guoan, Stuart J Shellenbarger
  • Publication number: 20150217979
    Abstract: A pallet truck adapter having side by side shoes for fitting over pallet supporting tines, in which the shoes are of different heights. This facilitates locating one pallet on the higher shoe, lifting it slightly off of the supporting surface, and then moving to and lifting another pallet on the lower shoe. The adjacent pallets can then be moved together and off loaded at different locations, unloading the pallet on the lower shoe first, and the pallet on the higher shoe thereafter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: MAGLINE, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew P. Richard, John C. Belotti
  • Patent number: 8894076
    Abstract: A cart may include a frame, a plurality of wheels carried by the frame, a platform movably carried by the frame, and a lift assembly. The lift assembly may be carried at least in part by the frame and operably associated with the platform to move the platform relative to the frame. The lift assembly may include at least one hydraulic actuator having a piston rod movable under hydraulic pressure to move the platform relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignees: Magline, Inc., Swift Water Logistics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce L. Hailston, Andrew P. Richard
  • Publication number: 20130202400
    Abstract: A pallet truck adapter having side by side shoes for fitting over pallet supporting tines, in which the shoes are of different heights. This facilitates locating one pallet on the higher shoe, lifting it slightly off of the supporting surface, and then moving to and lifting another pallet on the lower shoe. The adjacent pallets can then be moved together and off loaded at different locations, unloading the pallet on the lower shoe first, and the pallet on the higher shoe thereafter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: MAGLINE, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew P. Richard, John C. Belotti
  • Publication number: 20120319063
    Abstract: A cart may include a frame, a plurality of wheels carried by the frame, a platform movably carried by the frame, and a lift assembly. The lift assembly may be carried at least in part by the frame and operably associated with the platform to move the platform relative to the frame. The lift assembly may include at least one hydraulic actuator having a piston rod movable under hydraulic pressure to move the platform relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: MAGLINE, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce L. Hailston, Andrew P. Richard
  • Patent number: 8282111
    Abstract: A cart may include a frame, a plurality of wheels carried by the frame, a platform movably carried by the frame, and a lift assembly. The lift assembly may be carried at least in part by the frame and operably associated with the platform to move the platform relative to the frame. The lift assembly may include at least one hydraulic actuator having a piston rod movable under hydraulic pressure to move the platform relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignees: Magline, Inc., Swift Water Logistics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce L. Hailston, Andrew P. Richard
  • Patent number: 8042829
    Abstract: A cart that can support and transport loads includes a platform, a number of wheels, a handle, and a wheel assembly. The wheels are mounted to the platform and can move the cart from place-to-place. The handle extends from the platform. And the wheel assembly extends from the platform and can move the cart from place-to-place when the cart is at an inclined position with respect to the ground upon which the cart is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Magline, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce L. Hailston, Nicholas J. Mehl
  • Publication number: 20100095875
    Abstract: A pallet may include a deck having a load carrying surface and a lower surface, and at least two spaced apart support legs. The legs may have one or more passages formed therethrough at a level beneath the lower surface of the deck to enable receipt of packaging material through the legs and beneath the deck to facilitate securing an object to the deck. The legs and deck may be made out of plastic materials, and may be formed in one-piece or in separate pieces connected together by complementary and mated connection features. The deck may include a plurality of friction elements adapted to engage an object on the deck to, for example, reduce slippage of the object relative to the deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Magline, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce L. Hailston, Andrew P. Richard
  • Publication number: 20100096820
    Abstract: A cart may include a frame, a plurality of wheels carried by the frame, a platform movably carried by the frame, and a lift assembly. The lift assembly may be carried at least in part by the frame and operably associated with the platform to move the platform relative to the frame. The lift assembly may include at least one hydraulic actuator having a piston rod movable under hydraulic pressure to move the platform relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Magline, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce L. Hailston, Andrew P. Richard
  • Publication number: 20090212516
    Abstract: A hand truck for carrying and transporting loads includes a frame, one or more wheels, and one or more active identifiers. The wheels are connected to the frame for moving the hand truck place to place. In one embodiment, the active identifier(s) includes a housing with a base connected to the frame and with a cover removably connected to the base. The active identifier(s) includes one or more light sources supported by the housing and enclosed by the cover. The active identifier(s) includes a power source supported by the housing in order to provide power to the light source(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: Magline, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew P. Richard
  • Patent number: 7506879
    Abstract: A portable floor surface and method of use thereof facilitates unloading side-by-side cargo carts disposed in laterally spaced relation with an aisle defined between them. The floor surface has a body with opposite front and rear ends and lower and upper surfaces extending between the front and rear ends. The upper surface is brought into a generally flush relation with the floor of the cargo cart when the lower surface is resting on a common floor surface with the cargo cart. A ramp surface extends at an upward inclination from the front end toward the rear end and a latch member operably associated with the body is adapted for operable engagement with a first cargo cart to releasably lock the portable floor surface to the first cargo cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Magline, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffry R. Frahm, Matthew A. Royalty, Barry E. Monroe
  • Patent number: D593272
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Magline, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce L. Hailston
  • Patent number: D593273
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Magline, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce L. Hailston
  • Patent number: D593722
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Magline, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce L. Hailston