Velocipede Type Patents (Class 211/17)
  • Patent number: 10793212
    Abstract: A bicycle hanger for storing a bicycle in an elevated and suspended state features a support configuration that comprises a set of three support members, including a front support member spanning across a seat of a bicycle at an underside thereof in front of a seat post of said bicycle, an intermediate support member spanning across said seat post of said bicycle at a front side of said seat post, and a rear support member spanning across said seat post of said bicycle at a rear side of said seat post. In one embodiment, the intermediate support member is respectively connected to the front and rear support members by linking members extending from opposite ends of the intermediate member, thereby collectively imparting an S-shape layout to the support configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Peter Joe
  • Patent number: 10732027
    Abstract: An auxiliary payment station in the form of a shopping trolley with a scale fixed to its bottom, including elements of electronic equipment located in a casing mounted in the container, and visual elements of the electronic equipment fixed to a handle of the container. A loading inner container is located in an outer container, and a mounting plate of a carrying frame is fixed to a bottom of the scale, and an edge mounting plate of the carrying frame is fixed to a bottom of the outer container at its edge. The mounting plate of the carrying frame is fixed on a bar of the carrying frame extending through an opening in the bottom of the outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ZEROQS SP, Z O.O.
    Inventors: Jarosław Kaczmarczyk, Tomasz Bruliński
  • Patent number: 10617547
    Abstract: An orthopedic device (1) for limiting the movement of a joint arranged between a first and a second region of a body is provided. The device includes at least one receptacle (2) that can be fixed on the first region of the body, and an extension element (3) that can be fixed on the second region of the body and is movable relative to the receptacle (2), wherein a volume filled with a dilatant fluid (4) is provided between the receptacle (2) and the extension element (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Betterguards Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Vinzenz Bichler
  • Patent number: 10392064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly for storing bicycles, the assembly including: at least one fixed rail; and a support frame on which at least one bicycle can be loaded in an elevated position above the ground, wherein the support frame is moveable on the rail between a forward advance position for loaded and unloading the bicycle from the support frame, and a rearward retracted position for storing the bicycle. When the support frame is in the forward advanced position, a bicycle loaded onto the support frame can be locked to the support frame using a conventional bicycle lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: PFL SPACES PTY LTD
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Rossiter, Justin Louis Sires, Craig Oliver Hyde
  • Patent number: 10106095
    Abstract: A mounting support bracket permits an attachment of a storage cart on a side wall of a utility vehicle. The mounting support bracket includes a base bar coupled to the side wall of the utility vehicle and oriented to extend horizontally, a pair of adjustable bar members slidably mounted to the base bar and oriented to extend vertically, each adjustable bar member in the pair of bar members designed to slidably adjust in a lateral direction, upward direction and downward direction relative to the base bar to a desired position, and a pair of hook members coupled to the pair of adjustable bar members. The hook members support the storage cart thereon, thereby permitting the storage cart to be secured to the utility vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffry Lee Farr
  • Patent number: 9919656
    Abstract: Various mechanical closure systems and securing systems are disclosed, such as snowboard bindings and car rack systems. The systems include a mechanically reformable strap. The strap includes a wire disposed along a longitudinal axis of the strap. The wire maintains the strap in a desired geometry that is different from a previous geometry of the strap. In other embodiments, a wire-core strap can include transverse ridges, holes, or other types of grooves or apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: WIRE CORE STRAP, INC.
    Inventor: Bruce J. Caslowitz
  • Patent number: 9862438
    Abstract: The bicycle stand includes a first rod, a second rod, and a pivot structure. The first rod has a first end, a second end, and a first pivot portion between the first end and the second end. The second rod has a third end, a fourth end, and a second pivot portion between the third end and the fourth end. The pivot structure is pivotally connected to the first pivot portion and the second pivot portion so that the first rod is pivotally connected with the second rod and is able to pivot between a folding position and an opening position. The first rod and the second rod are X-shaped when the first rod and the second rod are at the opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Cheng-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 9815415
    Abstract: An adjustable bicycle carrier may include a frame and a hub assembly. One or more limb members may be rotatably attached to the hub assembly. Each limb member may be selectively locked in position by a rotatable release mechanism having an axially-translating lock portion. The frame may define a continuous, closed perimeter. The hub assembly may be connected across the frame between upper and lower end portions of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Yakima Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David Condon, Jason A. Sagen, HaiTao Guo
  • Patent number: 9649987
    Abstract: A bicycle carrier rack mountable to a vehicle includes a hub having an elongate member with a plurality of teeth disposed on an external surface of the elongate member. An upper mounting member is rotatably coupled to the hub and configured to abut against the vehicle and a lower mounting member is coupled to the hub and configured to abut against the vehicle. A latch having a locked position and an unlocked position is coupled to the upper mounting member. The latch is interferingly fitted against one or more teeth of the elongate member in the locked position and positioned away from the elongate member in the unlocked position, and the upper mounting member is rotatable about the elongate member when the latch is in the unlocked position and fixed about the elongate member when the latch is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Thule Sweden AB
    Inventors: Keith L. Prescott, John D. Fiegener, Joseph R. Flaherty, Thomas J. Hanson, Timothy J. Makris, Michael Tinstman
  • Patent number: 9592868
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a modular bicycle rack that includes at least a first hoop structure, a second hoop structure, a first connector plate, and a second connector plate. The first hoop structure is attached to the second hoop structure by each of the first and second connector plates. A bicycle rack that is capable of providing parking and locking surfaces for at least four bicycles may be provided using only two connected hoop structures. However, additional parking and locking surfaces may be provided simply by the further connection of additional hoop structures. Embodiments of the present disclosure are also directed to a set of components that is configured to be easily shipped, such as by a parcel carrier, and assembled to provide a bicycle rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: EVERLAST CLIMBING INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Cooper Greenblatt, Andrew Patrick Kennedy Lageson
  • Patent number: 9371042
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for connecting a bicycle to a motor vehicle includes a crank axle support which supports the crank axle of the bicycle, a crank arm connector which connects to the crank arm of the bicycle, and a down tube connector which connects to the down tube of the bicycle. The crank arm connector and the down tube connector are adjustable to accommodate different style and size bicycles. The apparatus can be placed in in-use, lowered, and storage positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: George Jerzy Dratewski
  • Patent number: 9367859
    Abstract: Certain embodiments disclose a corral and enclosure defined by three members having an opening configured to hold one or more shopping carts and display one or more advertisements, with two substantially parallel walls of equal or different lengths and advertisement panels affixed on the walls, such that they can be staggered. The staggered arrangement of the at least two panels facilitates better visibility and allows the simultaneous viewing of at least two panels. The panel(s) may also include a near field communication component that is configured to execute a promotional function associated with an advertisement that is displayed by the corral. The promotional function may cause promotional content to be transferred to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Starlite Media, LLC
    Inventor: Harold Lueken
  • Patent number: 9278721
    Abstract: The system for holding a number of in-line two wheeled vehicles has a vertical support column. A lifting bracket has an end that engages a vertical channel of the vertical support. A counter balance system in the vertical support column is connected to the lifting bracket. A horizontal track runs perpendicular to a face of the vertical support column with the vertical channel. A horizontal bracket engages the horizontal track. A bike or other two wheel vehicle is held by the lifting bracket. Because the lifting bracket has a counter balance system a person can easily lift the bike up in the air. The horizontal bracket can also hold a bike. A bike on the horizontal bracket can be slid so that it is under the lifting bracket, which may be holding a second bike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: Ernst Blume
  • Patent number: 9221402
    Abstract: A bicycle rack is configured to support a bicycle in either a substantially horizontal orientation or in an upright, substantially vertical orientation. The bicycle rack includes pivotally and slidably coupled first and second frame members, and three support assemblies. Each support assembly includes a first support member defining a generally upwardly facing bicycle support surface, and a second support member. The first support members are height adjustable to vary a height of the bicycle support surfaces above the plane, and to provide a three-point bicycle support platform configured to support a bicycle in a substantially horizontal orientation. Each second support member includes a releasable clamp member for supporting a bicycle in an upright, substantially vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Beta Concept Works LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Ressler, Jill Mohr, John Petersen
  • Patent number: 9145181
    Abstract: A wall-mounted bicycle rack comprising a rod-like element with a wall fixing plate, inserted in a bicycle supporting arm, in the direction of the length of the latter, the bicycle supporting arm being orientable by rotation about the main axis of the rod-like element, means being further provided for the reversible locking of the angular configuration of the bicycle supporting arm with respect to the rod-like element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Martina Peruzzo
  • Patent number: 9004295
    Abstract: An equipment rack assembly having a member; a first securing assembly, where the first securing assembly is operationally connected to the member; a second securing assembly, where the second securing assembly is operationally connected to the member; and an equipment pulling assembly having a first part and a second part, where the first part of equipment pulling assembly is operationally connected to the first securing assembly and the second part of equipment pulling assembly is operationally connected to the second securing assembly; and where the equipment pulling assembly includes a movable cable and a hanger that is operationally connected to the cable, where equipment is attached to the hanger so that the equipment can be moved between the first part and the second part of equipment pulling assembly while being hanged on the equipment rack assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Edward Dovner
  • Patent number: 8998003
    Abstract: A freestanding storage station includes a pair of spaced-apart, generally parallel side members and a roof that is supported by the side members. Each side member includes a cross bar, and at least one saddle-shaped, hollow ballast-receiving member that straddles the cross bar and rests on the ground. When filled with ballast, the ballast-receiving members serve to stabilize the storage station relative to the ground and enable the storage station to resist movement due to environmental winds or collision. The ballast-receiving members include a first ballast-receiving portion and a second ballast-receiving portion, and the ballast member straddles the cross bar such that the first ballast-receiving portion resides on an interior-facing side of the cross bar and the second ballast-receiving portion resides on an exterior-facing side of the cross bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Brent Hild, Teodoro A. Mesa
  • Patent number: 8984782
    Abstract: Certain embodiments disclose a corral and enclosure defined by three members having an opening configured to hold one or more shopping carts and display one or more advertisements, with two substantially parallel walls of different lengths and advertisement panels affixed on the walls, such that they are staggered. The staggered arrangement of the at least two advertisement panels facilitates better visibility and allows the simultaneous viewing of at least two advertisement panels. The longer member also further protects vehicles parked on its side from colliding with shopping carts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Starlite Media, LLC
    Inventor: Harold Lueken
  • Patent number: 8950592
    Abstract: An articulatable bicycle rack includes a rack arm that is coupled to a support structure in an elevated position. The rack further includes a bicycle support tray that is coupled to a shuttle that is movably engaged along a length of the rack arm. The bicycle support tray is articulatable about a pivot member that is coupled to the rack arm so as to selectively position the support tray between the storage position and a loading/unloading position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Everlast Climbing Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Greenblatt, Hans Steege
  • Patent number: 8944258
    Abstract: An improved bicycle parking structure is disclosed, including a parking base having a third tubular shaft and a pair of second tubular shafts, a pair of tubular shaft jackets; featuring a first tubular shaft having a tubular space adapted for extensible and collapsible movement of a second tubular shaft, a tubular shaft jacket disposed underneath a tubular shaft opening of the first tubular shaft, wherein outer diameter of an end of the jacket is slightly larger than outer diameter of first tubular shaft, outer diameter of a connector of another end occurs to match inner diameter of tubular shaft opening. Said connector is coupled to the inner wall of the tubular shaft opening, so the second tubular shaft can be locked into an expanded portion of an end of the second tubular shaft when inserted into tubular shaft opening, to therefore effectively reduce second tubular shaft length for space conservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Fu-Sheng Chiu
  • Patent number: 8931648
    Abstract: A horizontal frame support assembly allows a user to raise a frame with an irregular shape from a surface. The horizontal frame support assembly comprises a hub section mechanically coupled to a plurality of arms where each arm is attached to a frame support. Each frame support is configured to receive a portion of the frame with the irregular shape and has sufficient height to lift the frame from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Tam
  • Publication number: 20150008197
    Abstract: The system for holding a number of in-line two wheeled vehicles has a vertical support column. A lifting bracket has an end that engages a vertical channel of the vertical support. A counter balance system in the vertical support column is connected to the lifting bracket. A horizontal track runs perpendicular to a face of the vertical support column with the vertical channel. A horizontal bracket engages the horizontal track. A bike or other two wheel vehicle is held by the lifting bracket. Because the lifting bracket has a counter balance system a person can easily lift the bike up in the air. The horizontal bracket can also hold a bike. A bike on the horizontal bracket can be slid so that it is under the lifting bracket, which may be holding a second bike.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Ernst Blume
  • Patent number: 8893899
    Abstract: A bicycle storage system for prominently displaying the features of a bicycle, the system including two or more ceiling-mounted swag hooks, disposed to detachably hold a load transfer bar, the load transfer bar being capable of holding two or more cable loops, which can be attached or detached, and which can descend vertically and hold a cradle in multiple locations. One or more of the cable loops can include a turnbuckle or other length-adjustor, so that the relative lengths of the cables can be adjusted, so that a rake of a bicycle part can be adjusted with respect to level. Adjusting the rake of the bicycle part can have the effect of allowing the bicycle front wheel to use gravity to maintain it aligned with the rest of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Frederick Hund
  • Patent number: 8893898
    Abstract: A bicycle rack assembly that includes a member; a first securing assembly, where the first securing assembly is operationally connected to the member; a second securing assembly, where the second securing assembly is operationally connected to the member; and a bicycle pulling assembly having a first part and a second part, where the first part is operationally connected to the first securing assembly and the second part is operationally connected to the second securing assembly; and where the bicycle pulling assembly includes a movable cable and a hanger that is operationally connected to the cable, where a plurality of bicycles are attached to the hanger so that the plurality of bicycles can be moved between the first part and the second part of bicycle pulling assembly while being hanged on the bicycle rack assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Edward Dovner
  • Patent number: 8893897
    Abstract: A device and method of clamping bicycles in a mouth (6) having a moveable jaw (8) and a stationary jaw (7) to which a high load potential may be utilized within a toggle joint (18) and ratchet mechanism (14) and a release (12) may be triggered to open a mouth in a quick movement(s). In embodiments, a multisized object securement grip (9) may be located on a contact surface of a moveable jaw and stationary jaw to allow for universal gripping of various sized objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Feedback Sports, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Workman, Donald H. Eason
  • Patent number: 8827363
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chairlift seat (3), the width thereof extending in a transverse direction (I-I). The seat (3) is to be moved in a longitudinal direction (II-II) and comprises a bicycle (2) transport device (1) secured thereto. The transport device (1) includes supporting means (6) extending in a first direction (III-III) substantially parallel to the transverse direction (I-I) of the seat (3). At least one receiving and holding device (8), carried by the supporting means (6), is shaped such as to receive and hold at least one first wheel (2a) of a bicycle (2) oriented in a plane (P) substantially perpendicular to the first direction (III-III). The transport device (1) is arranged behind the seat (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sommital
    Inventor: Yves Lagier
  • Patent number: 8820542
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclose a corral configured to hold one or more shopping carts and display one or more advertisements. The corral can include: (a) an enclosure having an opening configured to receive the one or more shopping carts, the enclosure having a first side; and (b) at least one first panel located at the first side and configured to display at least a first advertisement of the one or more advertisements. The advertising panels can be configured to be coupled adjacent the opening of the corral to facilitate better visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Starlite Media, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Allen
  • Publication number: 20140183147
    Abstract: An improved bicycle parking structure is disclosed, including a parking base having a third tubular shaft and a pair of second tubular shafts, a pair of tubular shaft jackets; featuring a first tubular shaft having a tubular space adapted for extensible and collapsible movement of a second tubular shaft, a tubular shaft jacket disposed underneath a tubular shaft opening of the first tubular shaft, wherein outer diameter of an end of the jacket is slightly larger than outer diameter of first tubular shaft, outer diameter of a connector of another end occurs to match inner diameter of tubular shaft opening. Said connector is coupled to the inner wall of the tubular shaft opening, so the second tubular shaft can be locked into an expanded portion of an end of the second tubular shaft when inserted into tubular shaft opening, to therefore effectively reduce second tubular shaft length for space conservation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: FU-SHENG CHIU
  • Patent number: 8763817
    Abstract: A stand for securing a parked motorcycle or a motorized scooter. The stand includes a housing within which a shaft is rotationally disposed. The shaft is capable of vertical translation along its longitudinal axis within the housing. A securing arm extends from the shaft. The securing arm transitions between an unlocked and locked positions by rotating about a center axis of the shaft and lowering vertically until an arch within the securing arm surmounts the parked vehicle. A locking mechanism is housed within the housing. The locking mechanism engages the shaft to retain the securing arm in its locked position. The locking mechanism disengages the shaft upon receipt of a correct authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Austin Taylor Farmer
  • Patent number: 8757397
    Abstract: A storage system for elevating objects from a surface, such as storing a bicycle off the ground, the storage system including a first mounting plate coupled to a wheel; a second mounting plate spaced from the first mounting plate and coupled to a plurality of wheels; a first wheel assembly spaced from the first mounting plate; a second wheel assembly spaced from the second mounting plate; a cable operatively engaging each of the wheels; and a coupler extending from the first wheel assembly and a second coupler extending from the second wheel assembly. Each of the mounting plates may be made from a unitary piece of material, and each plate may include a plurality of arched channels for rotatably adjusting the mounting plates, e.g., to provide for generally linear alignment of pulley wheels when installing the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Bruce Shaha, Marcus Bosch
  • Patent number: 8684244
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted equipment carrier includes a single-piece frame member. The vehicle-engaging and equipment-engaging members extend outward from a central portion. Optionally, the equipment carrier may be mounted in at least a first and second operational orientation. The interior of each equipment support is hollow such that one equipment support may be stacked within another. Straps pass through and are secured to the frame member. The straps are further connected to a vehicle to secure the frame member to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Fabio Pedrini
  • Patent number: 8640888
    Abstract: A bike carrying device includes a support post (5), a mounting unit (4) mounted on the support post, a positioning bar (6) mounted on the mounting unit, a pawl member (7) mounted in the mounting unit, a release member (415) mounted in the mounting unit, a lock mechanism (414) mounted on the mounting unit and connected with the release member, and an elastic member (8) biased between the mounting unit and the pawl member. Thus, the bike carrying device has a simplified construction to decrease the cost of fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Yao-Huang Liu
  • Publication number: 20130327802
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bicycle carrier having a support mast, an elongate support member extending from the support mast, and a cradle disposed along the elongate support member. The cradle is for receiving a fork crown of a bicycle. The cradle includes a first hook member extending angularly relative to a longitudinal axis of the elongate support member and a second hook member extending angularly relative to a longitudinal axis of the elongate support member. The first hook member and the second hook member are spaced-apart so as to allow the fork crown to be received by the cradle. A head tube of the bicycle is disposed between the first hook member and the second hook member. The first hook member and the second hook member are disposed between fork tubes of the bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Malcolm Thomas Hammond
  • Publication number: 20130299437
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclose a corral configured to hold one or more shopping carts and display one or more advertisements. The corral can include: (a) an enclosure having an opening configured to receive the one or more shopping carts, the enclosure having a first side; and (b) at least one first panel located at the first side and configured to display at least a first advertisement of the one or more advertisements. The advertising panels can be configured to be coupled adjacent the opening of the corral to facilitate better visibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Allen
  • Patent number: 8528748
    Abstract: A stand for supporting at least one bicycle may include a plurality of tubular frame members including a plurality of generally linear portions, a plurality of angled portions and a plurality of U-shaped portions. The stand also may include a foot having a generally planar bottom surface and an upper surface adapted for operatively engaging one of the U-shaped portions, a wall attachment for coupling a top of the stand to a wall, and a plurality of holders slidably coupled to the generally linear portions. Each of the holders may comprise a band surrounding a portion of the generally linear portions, a hook extending downward and outward from the band, and compressible portions that hold the hook at a desired position along the generally linear portion. In addition, the frame members may include swaged ends and spring-loaded pin assemblies for easy assembly and disassembly of the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Bruce Shaha, Marcus Bosch
  • Publication number: 20130228535
    Abstract: A bicycle parking system that includes a compartment for storing items. The compartment for storing items may have an opening for receiving the items. The compartment may be secured, and the items enclosed therein, by parking and securing a bicycle into a bicycle receiving space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: ERIK DAVID WOOD, PAUL RAYMOND GRAHAM
  • Patent number: 8517162
    Abstract: An electronic lock is provided for removably securing a movable item to a structure, the electronic lock comprising first and second complementary cooperating member, each mounted to a respective one of the movable item and the structure and being engageable together in a lockable position and a securing assembly for securing the first and second connecting member together when engaged in the lockable position, wherein the securing assembly comprises inter alia a position detecting means, an electronic control means, an actuator, a locking aperture and a movable locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Societe de Velo en Libre-Service
    Inventors: Charles Ibrahim Khairallah, Michel Dallaire
  • Patent number: 8500074
    Abstract: A freestanding bicycle storage rack for use in garages and other areas, comprising a large freestanding “T”-shaped frame attachable to a base portion supported by a large weighted stand member, is similar in appearance and style to the base stands used on portable basketball hoops. An upper cross member of the frame is provided with a plurality of large hooks attached to the bottom of the upper cross member on each side. Bicycles are hoisted up and attached to the hanging hooks by their front or rear tires. Scooters and other similar devices may also be stored using the same hooks. These features provide the ability to store bicycles off of the floor without connections to a wall, ceiling, or other building structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: Scott Cochran, Michelle Gullett
  • Patent number: 8424690
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclose a corral configured to hold one or more shopping carts and display one or more advertisements. The corral can include: (a) an enclosure having an opening configured to receive the one or more shopping carts, the enclosure having a first side; and (b) at least one first panel located at the first side and configured to display at least a first advertisement of the one or more advertisements. The advertising panels can be configured to be coupled adjacent the opening of the corral to facilitate better visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Starlite Media, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Allen
  • Publication number: 20130092645
    Abstract: A bicycle rack including a support structure defining at least a back groove portion having an upper and a lower end, and a base groove portion having a front and a rear end, wherein at least the base groove portion is formed with a central narrow groove for receiving a first width of tire, a wedge-angled slot configured to receive tires of a range of widths from a second width to a third width, the second width having a value greater than the first width and the third width having a value greater than the second width, and a transition portion connecting between the central narrow groove and the wedge-angled slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Alon Kedar
  • Patent number: 8403282
    Abstract: A clamp device includes a frame including a supporting portion formed on one end thereof. The supporting portion is adapted for abutting against a handle tube. A clamping unit includes two clamping elements. Each clamping element has a connecting portion on one end, a coupling portion on the other end opposite to the connecting portion, and a curved portion between the connecting portion and the coupling portion. The clamping unit is pivotally moved between an open position and a clamping position. The clamping elements are detached from each other in the open position, and the clamping elements are close to each other in the clamping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Tien Hsin Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Iñigo Gisbert Aguirrezabal
  • Patent number: 8353488
    Abstract: A bicycle parking structure that is adapted to be mounted on and affixed to a vertical post wherein the mechanism for affixing the parking structure to the post includes a security rod that is hidden and inaccessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Palmer Group LLC
    Inventor: Geoff Palmer
  • Publication number: 20120298605
    Abstract: An equipment rack assembly having a member; a first securing assembly, where the first securing assembly is operationally connected to the member; a second securing assembly, where the second securing assembly is operationally connected to the member; and an equipment pulling assembly having a first part and a second part, where the first part of equipment pulling assembly is operationally connected to the first securing assembly and the second part of equipment pulling assembly is operationally connected to the second securing assembly; and where the equipment pulling assembly includes a movable cable and a hanger that is operationally connected to the cable, where equipment is attached to the hanger so that the equipment can be moved between the first part and the second part of equipment pulling assembly while being hanged on the equipment rack assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Edward Dovner
  • Patent number: 8272491
    Abstract: An electronic lock is provided for removably securing a movable item to a structure, the electronic lock comprising first and second complementary cooperating member, each mounted to a respective one of the movable item and the structure and being engageable together in a lockable position and a securing assembly for securing the first and second connecting member together when engaged in the lockable position, wherein the securing assembly comprises inter alia a position detecting means, an electronic control means, an actuator, a locking aperture and a movable locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Societe de Velo en Libre-Service
    Inventors: Charles Ibrahim Khairallah, Michel Dallaire
  • Patent number: 8205757
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclose a corral configured to hold one or more shopping carts and display one or more advertisements. The corral can include: (a) an enclosure having an opening configured to receive the one or more shopping carts, the enclosure having a first side; and (b) at least one first panel located at the first side and configured to display at least a first advertisement of the one or more advertisements. The advertising panels can be configured to be coupled adjacent the opening of the corral to facilitate better visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Starlite Media, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Allen
  • Publication number: 20120024802
    Abstract: In one example, the instant invention includes a bicycle rack assembly that consists of: a member; a first securing assembly, where the first securing assembly is operationally connected to the member; a second securing assembly, where the second securing assembly is operationally connected to the member; and a bicycle pulling assembly having a first part and a second part, where the first part of bicycle pulling assembly is operationally connected to the first securing assembly and the second part of bicycle pulling assembly is operationally connected to the second securing assembly; and where the bicycle pulling assembly includes a movable cable and a hanger that is operationally connected to the cable, where a plurality of bicycles are attached to the hanger so that the plurality of bicycles can be moved between the first part and the second part of bicycle pulling assembly while being hanged on the bicycle rack assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Edward Dovner
  • Patent number: 8061499
    Abstract: An electronic lock for removably securing a movable item to a structure, the electronic lock comprising first and second complementary cooperating connecting members, each being fixedly mounted to a respective one of the movable item and the structure and being engageable together in a lockable position; and a securing assembly for securing the first and second connecting members together when engaged in the lockable position, the securing assembly comprising a movable locking member operatively associated to the first connecting member, a locking aperture defined in the second connecting member, the locking aperture being adapted for receiving the movable locking member when the connecting members are engaged together in the lockable position; an actuator operatively coupled to the movable locking member for actuating the movable locking member between an unlocked position enabling disengagement of the first and second connecting members and a locked position wherein the movable locking member engages the lo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Societe de Velo En Libre-Service
    Inventors: Charles Ibrahim Khairallah, Michel Dallaire
  • Patent number: 8047492
    Abstract: A hanger includes a body member including two hanging ends, a pivoted portion between the hanging ends and two slide rails provided between the pivoted portion and hanging ends respectively. A fastener unit is coupled to the pivoted portion for positioning the body member in a horizontal direction. Two slide members are respectively slideably disposed on the slide rails, with each slide member including a first receiving groove inserted by the related slide rail and a second receiving groove. Two hook members are pivotally coupled to the slide members respectively, with a longitudinal direction of each hook member being perpendicular to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Dennis H. Wang
  • Publication number: 20110226709
    Abstract: A combination of a front fork of a bicycle and a parking rack, wherein the front fork includes two shafts, each shaft having first and second ends and the parking rack includes a space receiving the front fork for parking the bicycle, the combination comprises a fixture member provided between the first and second ends of one of the shafts and facing opposite to another shaft; and a locking apparatus, which is installed to the parking rack and corresponding to the fixture member, selectively locking the fixture member to the parking rack between a locking position and an unlocking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Tammy Yen, Jan-Nan Chen
  • Patent number: RE43233
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cart corral assembly of the type employed by stores, such as grocery stores, to encourage the consumer to temporarily store grocery carts in the parking lot before bringing the cart within the store structure. The cart corral includes a first set of two spaced apart vertical rails in a base support extended between these rails. The base support supports the vertical rails in an upright position. At least two spaced apart horizontal rails are provided and are removably engaged with the vertical rails in a position abut above the base support. The horizontal rails form an obtuse angle with the vertical rails. A second set of two spaced apart vertical rails are provided opposite the first set of vertical rails and are removably engaged with the horizontal rails. A second base support extends between the second set of vertical rails and supports the vertical rails in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Frank Venegas, Jr.