Patents Assigned to Snow Solutions LLC
  • Patent number: 8544866
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are provided of wheelchairs. In an exemplary embodiment, a wheelchair generally includes a seat and a carriage coupled to the seat. The carriage and seat are laterally moveable together in a transverse direction relative to a forward direction of the wheelchair. In use, lateral movement of the carriage and seat outside of a wheelbase of the wheelchair enables lateral transfer of a patient to and/or from the wheelchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Snow Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Noonan, Stephen C. Fog
  • Publication number: 20120292883
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are provided of wheelchairs. In an exemplary embodiment, a wheelchair generally includes a seat and a carriage coupled to the seat. The carriage and seat are laterally moveable together in a transverse direction relative to a forward direction of the wheelchair. In use, lateral movement of the carriage and seat outside of a wheelbase of the wheelchair enables lateral transfer of a patient to and/or from the wheelchair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: SNOW SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mark Noonan, Stephen C. Fog
  • Patent number: 8136268
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments are provided of wheeled shovels. In one exemplary embodiment, a wheeled shovel generally includes a wheel assembly having an axle and a wheel. The wheeled shovel also includes a frame having an upper portion and a lower portion. The frame may be disposed relative to the axle such that the axle is operable as a fulcrum about which the frame may pivot. A handle may be disposed at about the upper portion of the frame. A shovel blade may be disposed at about the lower portion of the frame. The wheel assembly, frame, handle, and shovel blade may be cooperatively configured so as to enable the wheeled shovel to throw a load of material generally upwardly and forwardly away from the shovel blade in response to a sufficient force applied to the handle for pivoting the frame relative to the axle with a recoil generated through the fulcrum at the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Snow Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Mark Noonan
  • Publication number: 20110309120
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to devices that can be used for mounting and securing skis, snowboards, among other equipment to vehicle roof racks (e.g., luggage racks, factor-installed racks, after-market racks, etc.), such as those having crossbars. In an exemplary embodiment, there is a device suitable for use in securing an article to a vehicle roof rack having one or more crossbars. The device generally includes at least one hook component including a curved portion configured to be hooked under a crossbar of a vehicle roof rack. The device also includes a clamping apparatus operable for creating a clamping force to secure the device and the article to the crossbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: SNOW SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventor: Mark Noonan
  • Publication number: 20110277883
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of devices and methods, which may aid in leaf and debris (or other particles) cleanup or transport sometimes used in conjunction with tarps and/or filling of garbage cans and garbage/leaf bags, etc. In an exemplary embodiment, a funneling apparatus generally includes a sheet having edges defining a perimeter. A stay may be disposed along at least one of the edges and at least partially along the perimeter of the sheet. The funneling apparatus may be reconfigurable between a first configuration in which the sheet is substantially flat and a second configuration in which the sheet is rolled into at least one funnel-like configuration. The stay may be operable for helping the sheet remain substantially flat for the first configuration of the funneling apparatus and/or for helping retain the funnel-like configuration for the second configuration of the funneling apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: SNOW SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventor: Mark Noonan
  • Publication number: 20100192423
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments are provided of wheeled shovels. In one exemplary embodiment, a wheeled shovel generally includes a wheel assembly having an axle and a wheel. The wheeled shovel also includes a frame having an upper portion and a lower portion. The frame may be disposed relative to the axle such that the axle is operable as a fulcrum about which the frame may pivot. A handle may be disposed at about the upper portion of the frame. A shovel blade may be disposed at about the lower portion of the frame. The wheel assembly, frame, handle, and shovel blade may be cooperatively configured so as to enable the wheeled shovel to throw a load of material generally upwardly and forwardly away from the shovel blade in response to a sufficient force applied to the handle for pivoting the frame relative to the axle with a recoil generated through the fulcrum at the axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: Snow Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Mark Noonan
  • Patent number: 7699404
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments are provided of wheel assemblies and tires. In one exemplary embodiment, a wheel assembly generally includes first and second wheel pieces attachable to each other. The first and second wheel pieces may include respective first and second rim portions. Each of the first and second rim portions may include an arced portion that defines only a portion of a circumference of a rim, such that the arced portions collectively define the circumference of the rim when the first and second wheel pieces are attached. The first and second wheel pieces may be slidably engagable in a first axial direction that is substantially parallel to a rotational axis of the wheel assembly. The first and second wheel pieces may be slidably disengagable in a second axial direction that is generally opposite the first axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Snow Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Mark Noonan, Stephen C. Fog
  • Patent number: 7681336
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments are provided of wheeled shovels. In one exemplary embodiment, a wheeled shovel generally includes a wheel assembly having an axle and a wheel. The wheeled shovel also includes a frame having an upper portion and a lower portion. The frame may be disposed relative to the axle such that the axle is operable as a fulcrum about which the frame may pivot. A handle may be disposed at about the upper portion of the frame. A shovel blade may be disposed at about the lower portion of the frame. The wheel assembly, frame, handle, and shovel blade may be cooperatively configured so as to enable the wheeled shovel to throw a load of material generally upwardly and forwardly away from the shovel blade in response to a sufficient force applied to the handle for pivoting the frame relative to the axle with a recoil generated through the fulcrum at the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Snow Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Mark Noonan, Robert H. Humphries, Jr., Stephen C. Fog
  • Patent number: 7631443
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments are provided of hinge apparatus, which may be used, for example, to hingedly connect upper and lower frame members of a device or tool. In one embodiment of a hinge apparatus, first and second linking members each include a base portion, sidewalls, and flange portions. The flange portions define sets of openings configured to receive a portion of a first connector, for selectively adjusting the angular orientation of the upper frame member relative to the lower frame member in an open, ready-for-use configuration. The linking members include connector openings configured to receive a portion of a second connector. When the first connector is not engaged with any set of openings, the upper frame member is pivotably movable relative to the lower frame member about the second connector to a closed, collapsed configuration in which the upper frame member is alongside the lower frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Snow Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Mark Noonan, Stephen C. Fog
  • Publication number: 20090139116
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments are provided of wheel assemblies and tires. In one exemplary embodiment, a wheel assembly generally includes first and second wheel pieces attachable to each other. The first and second wheel pieces may include respective first and second rim portions. Each of the first and second rim portions may include an arced portion that defines only a portion of a circumference of a rim, such that the arced portions collectively define the circumference of the rim when the first and second wheel pieces are attached. The first and second wheel pieces may be slidably engagable in a first axial direction that is substantially parallel to a rotational axis of the wheel assembly. The first and second wheel pieces may be slidably disengagable in a second axial direction that is generally opposite the first axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: SNOW SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mark Noonan, Stephen C. Fog
  • Publication number: 20090139115
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments are provided of hinge apparatus, which may be used, for example, to hingedly connect upper and lower frame members of a device or tool. In one embodiment of a hinge apparatus, first and second linking members each include a base portion, sidewalls, and flange portions. The flange portions define sets of openings configured to receive a portion of a first connector, for selectively adjusting the angular orientation of the upper frame member relative to the lower frame member in an open, ready-for-use configuration. The linking members include connector openings configured to receive a portion of a second connector. When the first connector is not engaged with any set of openings, the upper frame member is pivotably movable relative to the lower frame member about the second connector to a closed, collapsed configuration in which the upper frame member is alongside the lower frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: SNOW SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mark Noonan, Stephen C. Fog
  • Patent number: 7111418
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a shovel disposed on a relatively large wheel and a method of using the apparatus for handling a load of material. The apparatus involves a shovel having a handle formed at the end of an elongate yoke, the yoke being mounted, at its middle portion, onto the axle of a relatively large wheel for the purpose of picking up of a load, transporting it to a location, and propelling the load overboard with a quick arm/body motion on the part of a person operating the handle. The substantially waist-high wheel is adapted to receive the body force of an operator as an effective leverage through the handle and cause a recoil action from the wheel to enhance the throwing power of the apparatus of the invention, comprising the shovel, the wheel and the yoke as the driving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Snow Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Mark Noonan
  • Patent number: D523710
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Snow Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Mark Noonan
  • Patent number: D525093
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Snow Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Mark Noonan, Robert Humphries
  • Patent number: D546144
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Snow Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Mark Noonan, Robert Humphries
  • Patent number: D555565
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Snow Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Mark Noonan, Robert Humphries
  • Patent number: D568122
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Snow Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Mark Noonan, Stephen C. Fog
  • Patent number: D664730
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Snow Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Mark Noonan