Patents by Inventor Kip Alder

Kip Alder has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20070181353
    Abstract: A wheelchair includes a frame, a chair, a pair of drive wheels, a pair of rear wheels, and a pair of from wheels. Each front wheel is part of a front arm assembly that is rigidly coupled to a drive via a mounting plate. The mounting plate is connected to the wheelchair frame by a pivot. The drives are transversely mounted. The batteries are disposed rearward of the drives. The wheelchair seat can be moved forward to provide access to the batteries without fully removing the wheelchair from the frame. Or the wheelchair may provide side access to the batteries and the wheelchair may be fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: John Puskar-Pasewicz, Kip Alder, Philip Lam
  • Publication number: 20070145711
    Abstract: A vehicle is disclosed having a pair of drive wheels, at least one ground-engaging front wheel connected to the frame forward of the drive wheels and at least one ground-contacting anti-tip wheel mounted to the vehicle rearward of the drive wheels. The drive wheels and anti-tip wheels are mounted on common suspension arms, pivoted to the frame of the vehicle behind the drive wheels and resiliently suspended, so that the anti-tip wheels move up and down in response to movements of the drive wheel suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: James Mulhern, Charles Martis, Gerald White, Kip Alder
  • Publication number: 20070107955
    Abstract: A wheelchair includes a frame, a chair, a pair of drive wheels, a pair of rear wheels, and a pair of front wheels. Each front wheel is part of a front arm assembly that is rigidly coupled to a drive via a mounting plate. The mounting plate is connected to the wheelchair frame by a pivot. The drives are transversely mounted. The batteries are disposed rearward of the drives. The wheelchair seat can be moved forward to provide access to the batteries without fully removing the wheelchair from the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: John Puskar-Pasewicz, Kip Alder
  • Publication number: 20060086202
    Abstract: An articulating leg rest is provided having a first member pivotally connected to a base frame. The base frame may be either connected to or part of a wheelchair frame. A second member is telescopically received by the first member. A drive system includes a motor-driven lead screw. First and second housings each have internally threaded portions engaged with the lead screw. A link connects the first housing to the base frame. The second housing engages the second member. Rotation of the lead screw advances the first housing along the lead screw, moving the link and causing the first and second members to rotate relative to the base frame. Rotation of the lead screw also advances the second housing along the lead screw, causing the second housing to linearly translate the second member relative to the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Barlow, Stephen Antonishak, John Carminati, Kip Alder
  • Publication number: 20050000742
    Abstract: A curb-climbing rear wheel drive power wheelchair is disclosed having a pair of drive wheels, at least one ground-engaging idler wheel connected to the frame forward of the drive wheels and at least one anti-tip wheel mounted above ground aft of the drive wheels. Each drive wheel and an associated drive assembly are mounted to a motor support bracket that is pivoted to the frame of the wheelchair. The drive assembly is mounted such that its motor is angled upward and rearward from the bracket. The anti-tip wheel is attached to one motor support bracket such that pivoting of the motor support bracket causes vertical displacement of the anti-tip wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: James Mulhern, Charles Martis, Gerald White, Kip Alder
  • Patent number: D813105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Pride Mobility Products Corporation
    Inventors: Robert McCollough, Kip Alder
  • Patent number: D820734
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: PRIDE MOBILITY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert McCollough, Kip Alder