Patents Examined by Hau Phan
  • Patent number: 10059359
    Abstract: The invention relates to a buggy comprising an upper sliding frame and a lower sliding frame to which the front wheels are attached. In the upright driving position of the buggy, viewed in the side view, the upper sliding frame and the lower sliding frame are approximately aligned with one another. There is also a rear frame to which the rear wheels are attached. In the driving position, the buggy, viewed from the side, is oriented at an angle to the sliding frames, and the buggy can be collapsed about joints from the driving position into a transport position. Joint units, to which the respective end of a strut of the upper sliding frame facing the joint units and the respective end of a strut of the rear frame facing the joint units, are attached so as to be pivotable about joint axes, which are parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Bumbleride Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Reichardt, Michael Downes, Chris Todter
  • Patent number: 9862398
    Abstract: The utility cart of the present application comprises a frame, at least two wheels and a storage panel. In one embodiment, the storage panel is removable and capable of being replaced with an alternate storage panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Edward G Guirlinger
  • Patent number: 9833686
    Abstract: An improved highback adjustment system for a splitboard boot binding. A captive strut is mounted on the spine of the highback, the strut having a forward lean adjustor block such that rotation or sliding of the block lengthens or shortens the strut. The combination provides a broadly adjustable range of forward lean bias in small increments and the block is readily disengaged and stowed on the highback when not needed. Advantageously, the mechanism that can be operated and adjusted without tools, even with gloved hands, a significant benefit in winter conditions, and does not jam with snow. Methods of use of the improved forward lean adjustor and highback are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SPARK R&D HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: William J Ritter
  • Patent number: 9828047
    Abstract: A suspension for a tracked utility vehicle is provided. The trailing link suspension for the tracked utility vehicle has at least two trailing links. Each of said trailing links has a shock and a walking beam. The first end of the trailing link is pivotably connected to the tracked utility vehicle chassis. The second end of said trailing link is pivotably connected to the walking beam. The first end of the shock is pivotably connected to the chassis and the second end is pivotably connected to the trailing link. The walking beam has a plurality of axle mounted bogey wheels for engaging one or both of the track of said tracked utility vehicle or the track lug or guide. The shocks are independently adjustable to permit more of the tracked utility vehicle's weight to be supported at the suspension midpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: MTD PRODUCTS INC
    Inventors: Jimmy N. Eavenson, Sr., Tim Dilgard, Ryan Cmich
  • Patent number: 9809271
    Abstract: This vehicle is equipped with front and rear wheels and comprises a platform, a foldable/unfoldable steering column and a locking mechanism. According to the invention: the platform includes a cylindrical well (13), the axis of which is tilted according to an angle from 30° to 60° towards the rear of this platform (2). The steering column has a lower bent portion, connected to a cylindrical base (22) intended to be engaged into the well (13) with pivoting capability, the axis of this base (22) forming, with the axis according to which the remainder of the steering column (5) extends longitudinally, an angle complementary to 180° with the angle formed by the axis of the well (13). The locking mechanism includes a first device (16, 17; 27, 32) for angularly blocking the base (22) in the well (13), in the unfolding position of the steering column, and a second device (16, 18; 27, 32) for angularly blocking the base (22) in the well (13), in the folding position of the steering column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ID Development Limited
    Inventor: Joseph Mazoyer
  • Patent number: 9808383
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a wheelchair configured to reposition an occupant between a lowered and a raised position. The wheelchair can include a frame, a seat moveable relative to the frame, a drive wheel, and one or more pairs of arm assemblies. The arm assembly includes a wheel configured to move from a first spatial location when the wheel chair is operating on flat, level ground to a second spatial location that is different than the first spatial location. Arm limiters can selectively engage the arm assembly based on at least one of a seat position, position of the arm assembly and surface conditions of ground surface. The arm limiters can limit the range of motion of the arm assembly and sometimes other operational aspects of the chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Pride Mobility Products Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Mulhern, Stephen J. Antonishak
  • Patent number: 9809243
    Abstract: A frame structure includes a frame body and an auxiliary frame fixedly connected to the frame body. The frame body has a front bracket and a frame base. The lower end of the front bracket does not connect with the frame base. The upper end portion of the auxiliary frame is connected to the front bracket of the frame body, and the lower end of the auxiliary frame is connected to the frame base at the rear of front wheels of the frame. A trolley with the frame structure can prevent it from leaning forward or overturning, which increases security and stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Chigoo Interactive Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tao Chen, Chuanrong Pan, Weijian Lan, Hua Zhou, Yong Yang, Rong Han
  • Patent number: 9801325
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hub cover for a wheel hub on a vehicle used for agriculture and a stud extension piece used to operatively affix the hub cover to the wheel hub. In a preferred embodiment, the hub cover comprises a polyethylene convex dome that is affixed to the wheel hub of the vehicle using a stud extension piece that couples the hub cover to an exposed wheel hub. The use of the hub cover minimizes crop damage caused by the exposed hubs of the vehicle in crop fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Joel Wills, Steve Simon
  • Patent number: 9795525
    Abstract: A foldable wheelchair frame includes two side frame components, respectively a left and a right side frame components, each mounting front and rear wheels. The side frame components being connected together for relative folding movement between an erected position and a folded position by a foldable link extending between the two side frame components. The foldable link includes at least one central strut disposed between the two side frame components and connected to each side frame component by at least two connecting arms. First left and a second left connecting arms are connected to the left side frame component, and first right and second right connecting arms are connected to the right side frame component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: INVACARE INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Aurelie Lauret, Christian Jouannet, Wilfrid Da Cunha, Jean-Michel Roncin
  • Patent number: 9783042
    Abstract: An engine device of a working vehicle is capable of easily enhancing heat-retaining properties of a first case or a second case, and capable of easily forming, between an outer top plate and an inner top plate, a heat shield space in which a differential pressure sensor can be installed. The working vehicle includes an operation cabin on which an operator rides, the first case for removing particulate matter in exhaust gas in an engine, the second case for removing nitrogen oxide in exhaust gas of the engine, and a hood for covering an upper surface of the engine, and a top plate portion of the hood opposed to one or both of the first case and the second case placed on the upper surface of the engine is formed into a double structure from the outer top plate and the inner top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 9783249
    Abstract: A suspension for a tracked utility vehicle is provided. The trailing link suspension for the tracked utility vehicle has at least two trailing links. Each of said trailing links has a shock and a walking beam. The first end of the trailing link is pivotably connected to the tracked utility vehicle chassis. The second end of said trailing link is pivotably connected to the walking beam. The first end of the shock is pivotably connected to the chassis and the second end is pivotably connected to the trailing link. The walking beam has a plurality of axle mounted bogey wheels for engaging one or both of the track of said tracked utility vehicle or the track lug or guide. The shocks are independently adjustable to permit more of the tracked utility vehicle's weight to be supported at the suspension midpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: MTD PRODUCTS INC
    Inventors: Jimmy N. Eavenson, Sr., Tim Dilgard, Ryan Cmich
  • Patent number: 9776496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a work machine, in particular in the form of a dump truck or truck, comprising a traction drive unit and/or main work unit which can be driven by a drive apparatus comprising at least one electric motor. The invention further relates to a method for operating such a work machine, in accordance with the invention, the drive apparatus comprises at least one hydraulic motor supporting the electric motor, the hydraulic motor being switched in for starting the drive apparatus and being decoupled on an exceeding of a predefined speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH
    Inventors: Clemens Christ, Klaus Graner
  • Patent number: 9776652
    Abstract: A stroller frame includes a bottom pipe, a rear foot, a handle, a carrier device, and a linking component. The rear foot is pivoted to the bottom pipe and the handle. A rear end of the carrier device is detachably connected to the rear foot. The linking component is pivotally bendable. Two opposite ends of the linking component are pivoted to the handle and the bottom pipe respectively. A middle portion of the linking component is pivoted to the rear foot. A front end of the carrier device is pivoted to the linking component in an engageable manner, and the linking component drives the carrier device to be folded when the stroller frame is folded. Therefore, the stroller frame can be folded into a smaller size easily, which is convenience for storage and transportation. Furthermore, depending on different situations, the carrier device can be detached from the stroller frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Zhi-Ren Zhong
  • Patent number: 9776570
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a work vehicle with which convenience during boarding/alighting can be improved. Accordingly, provided is a tractor, i.e. a work vehicle, having a step used for boarding/alighting provided in front of a rear wheel thereof. The step is configured from: a receiving part which engages with a foot of an operator; a front support part for supporting a front of the receiving part; and a rear support part for supporting a rear of the receiving part. One end of the front support part is coupled to a cabin frame. Another end of the front support part is coupled to a tractor side end surface of the receiving part. One end of the rear support part is coupled to a front-side end part of a fender of the rear wheel. Another end of the rear support part is coupled to a rear-side end surface of the receiving part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: YANMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Kawashiri, Kiyoyuki Okuyama
  • Patent number: 9776066
    Abstract: A toe strap of a snowboard binding is constituted of one belt to fasten an upper portion of a tiptoe of a boot and another belt to fasten a tip of the tiptoe of the boot, and it is a problem to have a configuration to guide the toe strap so as to be fastened to an appropriate position with respect to a shape of the tiptoe portion of the boot when the boot is mounted. At least any one belt of the one belt and the other belt of the toe strap includes an extending portion that extends at least any direction of front and rear on a center position in a lateral direction, and the extending portion of the belt is configured to abut on the boot prior to a non-extending portion of the belt on an adjacent position when the boot is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CAR MATE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Naito, Taku Kanai
  • Patent number: 9770946
    Abstract: A driving and steering axle of an off-highway vehicle includes an attached track rod assembly incorporating an actuator housed in spaced apart annular mountings of an axle drive head casing. One mounting includes a slot to permit through passage of one end of the assembly with a pre-attached track rod end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: JC Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventor: Andrew John Riley
  • Patent number: 9771037
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a work machine, in particular in the form of a dump truck or of a truck, having a diesel electric traction drive, comprising at least one internal combustion engine, at least one alternator, at least one set of power electronics as well as at least one electric motor, wherein the power electronics are arranged at least partially in the region of a driven driving axle of the work machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS
    Inventors: Kai Kugelstadt, Adrien Levaray, Burkhard Richthammer
  • Patent number: 9764785
    Abstract: A roller of a track-type traveling vehicle which can increase the life of a bearing supporting a roller shell is provided. The roller includes: a shaft having a cylindrical outer circumferential surface; a roller shell arranged to surround a portion of the outer circumferential surface of the shaft in a circumferential direction, and having a cylindrical inner circumferential surface which faces the outer circumferential surface, and an annular end surface; a collar fixed to the shaft and having an annular facing surface which faces the end surface; a radial sliding bearing arranged between the outer circumferential surface and the inner circumferential surface; and a thrust sliding bearing arranged between the end surface and the facing surface and provided separately from the radial sliding bearing. The roller is provided with an anti-rotation structure which prevents relative rotation of the thrust sliding bearing with respect to the roller shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventor: Naoaki Kita
  • Patent number: 9764731
    Abstract: During deceleration with operation of an engine, an amount of wall surface deposition is estimated to tend to increase with a decrease in corrected operation time that is based on an operation time of the engine. A target amount of fuel injection is set by adding a correction value that is set according to a variation in the amount of wall surface deposition to a base amount of fuel injection. Fuel injection control of the engine is performed by using the set target amount of fuel injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makoto Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9758031
    Abstract: A radiator grille arrangement for a vehicle is disclosed. The grille arrangement has at least one support frame surrounding a primary air inlet, a number of closure flaps which are mounted for rotation around a flap rotation axis between a closed position and an open position, where flap levers are molded or formed on the closure flaps, the flap levers being operatively connected to a sliding bolt, and an actuating drive for positioning the closure flaps. A flap frame is provided for receiving the closure flaps, the sliding bolt and the actuating drive, where the flap frame is formed in two parts and is able to be attached to the support frame of a radiator shield in a non-positive, positive and/or firmly bonded manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Stephen Edwards, Holger Jakobs, Heinz Mueller