Patents by Inventor Samuel D. Traxinger

Samuel D. Traxinger 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: 20140084562
    Abstract: A wheelchair transit bracket assembly is provided and includes a clamp configured for attachment to a portion of a wheelchair frame. A pivot is attached to the clamp and is configured for rotation relative to the clamp. The pivot is configured for attachment to a tie-down assembly. The tie-down assembly is configured to secure the wheelchair to a vehicle during transit. A belt bracket is attached to the pivot and is configured for rotation relative to the pivot. The belt bracket is configured for attachment to a lap belt thereby forming a lap belt assembly. The lap belt assembly is configured to secure an occupant to the wheelchair during transit. In an installed position, the wheelchair transit bracket assembly is configured to transfer forces generated by the wheelchair and wheelchair occupant from the lap belt assembly to the tie-down assembly without introducing the forces to the wheelchair frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: SUNRISE MEDICAL (US), LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Anooshian, Samuel D. Traxinger, Jason Shelton, Thomas Lockton
  • Patent number: 8469383
    Abstract: A wheelchair includes a frame, and a front pivot arm pivotally mounted to the frame at a front pivot point, the front pivot arm having a caster for supporting the frame. A rear pivot arm is pivotally mounted to the frame at a rear pivot point, the rear pivot arm having a caster for supporting the frame. A ground engaging mid-wheel drive wheel is connected to the frame. A linkage connects the front and rear pivot arms to each other in a manner such that an upward or downward rotation of one of the pivot arms about its pivot point causes rotation of the other pivot arm about its pivot point in an opposite rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Sunrise Medical (US) LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Z. Zhou, Mark A. Jackson, John J. Tarter, Mark E. Greig, Rex W. Stevens, James M. Koerlin, Samuel D. Traxinger, Allen B. Killebrew
  • Publication number: 20120273283
    Abstract: A wheelchair includes a frame, and a front pivot arm pivotally mounted to the frame at a front pivot point, the front pivot arm having a caster for supporting the frame. A rear pivot arm is pivotally mounted to the frame at a rear pivot point, the rear pivot arm having a caster for supporting the frame. A ground engaging mid-wheel drive wheel is connected to the frame. A linkage connects the front and rear pivot arms to each other in a manner such that an upward or downward rotation of one of the pivot arms about its pivot point causes rotation of the other pivot arm about its pivot point in an opposite rotational direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Sunrise Medical HHG, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Z. Zhou, Mark A. Jackson, John J. Tarter, Mark E. Greig, Rex W. Stevens, James M. Koerlin, Samuel D. Traxinger, Allen B. Killebrew
  • Patent number: 8210556
    Abstract: A wheelchair includes a frame, and a front pivot arm pivotally mounted to the frame at a front pivot point, the front pivot arm having a caster for supporting the frame. A rear pivot arm is pivotally mounted to the frame at a rear pivot point, the rear pivot arm having a caster for supporting the frame. A ground engaging mid-wheel drive wheel is connected to the frame. A linkage connects the front and rear pivot arms to each other in a manner such that an upward or downward rotation of one of the pivot arms about its pivot point causes rotation of the other pivot arm about its pivot point in an opposite rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sunrise Medical HHG, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Z. Zhou, Mark A. Jackson, John J. Tarter, Mark E. Greig, Rex W. Stevens, James M. Koerlin, Samuel D. Traxinger, Allen B. Killebrew
  • Publication number: 20120138376
    Abstract: A wheelchair includes a frame, and a front pivot arm pivotally mounted to the frame at a front pivot point, the front pivot arm having a caster for supporting the frame. A rear pivot arm is pivotally mounted to the frame at a rear pivot point, the rear pivot arm having a caster for supporting the frame. A ground engaging mid-wheel drive wheel is connected to the frame. A linkage connects the front and rear pivot arms to each other in a manner such that an upward or downward rotation of one of the pivot arms about its pivot point causes rotation of the other pivot arm about its pivot point in an opposite rotational direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: SUNRISE MEDICAL HHG INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Z. Zhou, Mark A. Jackson, John J. Tarter, Mark E. Greig, Rex W. Stevens, James M. Koerlin, Samuel D. Traxinger, Allen B. Killebrew
  • Patent number: 8113531
    Abstract: A personal mobility vehicle includes an base unit having a frame and front and rear pivot arms pivotally mounted at respective front and rear pivot points. The front and rear pivot arms support casters. A drive unit having a ground engaging mid-wheel drive wheel is connected to the frame. A linkage connects the front and rear pivot arms to each other in a manner such that an upward or downward rotation of one of the pivot arms about its pivot point causes rotation of the other pivot arm about its pivot point in an opposite rotational direction. The base unit may also include a drive unit that is pivotally supported on the base unit by a torque arm and a suspension system that includes a suspension stop. The torque arm selectively disengages the suspension stop to allow movement of the front caster wheel in response to the terrain traversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Sunrise Medical HHG, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Z. Zhou, Mark A. Jackson, John J. Tarter, Mark E. Greig, Rex W. Stevens, James M. Koerlin, Samuel D. Traxinger, Allen B. Killebrew
  • Patent number: 8096570
    Abstract: A cable actuator comprises a housing, a handle, and a locking pin. The handle is pivotally connected to the housing and is moveable between a released position and a locked position. The handle has a slot that terminates in a locking detent. The locking pin has a first end configured to pass through the slot and a second end configured to engage the locking detent. The locking pin is biased toward engagement with the locking detent such that when the lever is pivoted to the locked position, the locking detent aligns with the locking pin permitting the second end to engage the locking detent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Sunrise Medical (US) LLC
    Inventors: Richard E Schneider, Harlan H Hart, Samuel D Traxinger
  • Publication number: 20110089665
    Abstract: A cable actuator comprises a housing, a handle, and a locking pin. The handle is pivotally connected to the housing and is moveable between a released position and a locked position. The handle has a slot that terminates in a locking detent. The locking pin has a first end configured to pass through the slot and a second end configured to engage the locking detent. The locking pin is biased toward engagement with the locking detent such that when the lever is pivoted to the locked position, the locking detent aligns with the locking pin permitting the second end to engage the locking detent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: SUNRISE MEDICAL HHG, INC.
    Inventors: Richard E. Schneider, Harlan H. Hart, Samuel D. Traxinger
  • Patent number: 7896394
    Abstract: A wheelchair includes a frame, and a front pivot arm pivotally mounted to the frame at a front pivot point, the front pivot arm having a caster for supporting the frame. A rear pivot arm is pivotally mounted to the frame at a rear pivot point, the rear pivot arm having a caster for supporting the frame. A ground engaging mid-wheel drive wheel is connected to the frame. A linkage connects the front and rear pivot arms to each other in a manner such that an upward or downward rotation of one of the pivot arms about its pivot point causes rotation of the other pivot arm about its pivot point in an opposite rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Sunrise Medical HHG, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Jackson, John J. Tarter, Mark E. Greig, Rex W. Stevens, James M. Koerlin, Samuel D. Traxinger, Daniel Z. Zhou, Allen B. Killebrew