Frame Tube Patents (Class 224/425)
  • Patent number: 9868485
    Abstract: Described herein is a new assembly of components which comprise a support arm on the side of a bicycle or similar mobility device. The structure is capable of carrying long thin items such as a long surfboard, or it can be used to secure a pet such as a dog to allow them to walk or run safely alongside a bicycle. The invention is designed to fit a wide range of devices, and is optimized for maximum ease of installation and quick release removal without any tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Moved By Bikes LLC
    Inventor: Greg McPheeters
  • Patent number: 9764786
    Abstract: A lock is provided. The lock includes a fixing base, an elastic member disposed on the fixing base, a stopper disposed above the elastic member, a numbering plate disposed above the stopper, a rotating disc disposed above the numbering plate, and a buckle seat disposed on the rotating disc. At least a portion of the stopping part is able to pass through the numbering plate. The rotating disc caps outside the numbering plate, the stopper, and at least a portion of the fixing base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SINOX CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Wang, Chung-Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 9604686
    Abstract: A device and method for attaching an accessory to an object includes a housing defining a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the accessory. A base may be attached to at least a portion of the housing. The base includes at least one of a groove and a projection. The device may also include at least two bands. A first one of the bands surrounds at least a portion of the housing and is configured to secure the accessory within the cavity of the housing. The first one of the bands may be removable from the housing. At least a portion of a second one of the bands may be positioned within the groove or may contact the projection. The second one of the bands and the base combine to secure the device to an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Brian Wadey, Steven Anthony Ouimet, Marcos Oquendo, Elizabeth Oquendo
  • Patent number: 8979111
    Abstract: A bicycle on-board device having a body that includes a containment space and is sized for insertion into a tube of a bicycle frame. The device has fastener locations that are located to match fastener locations on the bicycle frame for attaching cycling items, such as a bottle cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Campagnolo S.r.l.
    Inventor: Massimo Dal Pozzo
  • Publication number: 20150041509
    Abstract: Support assemblies for attaching to an existing device, such as a bicycle frame, are provided. Support assemblies are suited for carrying loads and providing additional storage and transport capacity. Assemblies of the present invention contemplate a primary support member for carrying or receiving articles, and additional or secondary members for supporting the primary support and communicating with the existing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick David Maguire
  • Patent number: 8950642
    Abstract: A multi-position beverage container carrier including a mount (302) adaptable for mounting on a down tube (106) of a bicycle (102), the mount having a hub (310) disposed substantially near the lower end the mount; and a carriage (300) extending from the hub, wherein the carriage is movable from a first position substantially adjacent to the down tube to a second position located substantially vertical in a plane formed by the seat post and the down tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Sheila Derith McKaig
  • Patent number: 8887974
    Abstract: An adjustable accessory support assembly for a motorcycle accessory includes a base connectable to a support bracket mounted on a motorcycle and a slider accessory connectable to the motorcycle accessory and coupled to the base. The slider assembly is configured to transition from a first, locked configuration to a second, unlocked configuration. In the locked configuration, relative movement between the slider assembly and the base is prevented, whereas in the unlocked configuration, the slider assembly is moveable relative to the base to allow the motorcycle accessory to be repositioned relative to the support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kuryakyn Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher D. Lindloff
  • Patent number: 8851348
    Abstract: A portable lock mounting assembly including a body defining a lock retaining mechanism and a contact surface. A strap having first and second ends is attachable to the body such that a loop facing the contact surface is defined by the strap. A cam member is supported by the body adjacent the contact surface and is pivotal between a first position wherein the cam member extends generally parallel to the contact surface and a second position wherein the cam member extends at an angle relative to the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Zuraski, John Paul Thambusami Joy Sachidanadam
  • Patent number: 8727368
    Abstract: A bicycle including front and rear wheels, a main frame that has a mounting bracket, and a front fork that connects the main frame to the front wheel. The bicycle also includes a rear sub-frame that connects the main frame to the rear wheel and that is movable relative to the main frame, and a shock that is positioned to dampen movement between the main frame and the sub-frame. The shock has a front mount that is secured to the mounting bracket and that defines a space between the front mount and the main frame, and a bicycle accessory is positioned in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis John Wrobleski
  • Patent number: 8651350
    Abstract: A bicycle accessory mounting structure is provided with a base member and a first stem member. The first stem member includes a mounting opening. The base member includes an accessory attachment portion and a mounting portion. The base member extends through the mounting opening. The base member is slidably supported on the first stem member within the mounting opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Takumi Onogi
  • Patent number: 8596505
    Abstract: A detachable accessory carrier for bicycle includes a fixed seat, a positioning member and a fastener. The fixed seat has a positioning portion and a fixing portion communicated mutually. The positioning member has an inserting portion that includes a propping portion corresponding to the fixing portion so that when the inserting portion of the positioning member is assembled to the positioning portion of the fixed seat, the fastener can be coupled with the fixing portion and abut against the propping portion of the positioning member, thereby attaching the detachable accessory carrier reliably to the frame tube of the bicycle. The detachable accessory carrier can be partially detached with only the fixed seat left on the frame tube of the bicycle. The fixed seat has a rim conforming to a periphery of the frame tube so it will not interfere with the cyclist's riding or scrape the cyclist's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignees: Flybikes S.L.
    Inventor: Ching-Chung Hsu
  • Publication number: 20130307246
    Abstract: A bicycle including two wheels and a frame supported by the two wheels. The bicycle also includes a bottle cage coupled to the frame, and a storage unit including a first securing portion engaging a support portion of the bottle cage and a second securing portion secured to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robb H. Jankura, Jeffrey D. Juarez
  • Patent number: 8398103
    Abstract: An auxiliary frame is adapted to be mounted on a rear end of a bicycle. The auxiliary frame includes two horizontally spaced apart lateral propping members, a plank member, and a supporting frame. The plank member extends between the lateral propping members and is disposed at an end of each of the lateral propping members. The supporting frame is connected to and disposed behind the plank member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nuna International B.V.
    Inventors: Imre Peter Jacobs, Sander van Oosterum, Therese Johansson, Maurits Homan
  • Publication number: 20130004818
    Abstract: A bicycle battery holder is basically provided with a battery holder body, an operating member and a battery engaging member. The battery holder body includes a contact portion. The operating member is movably mounted to the battery holder body between a first position and a second position. The battery engaging member is pivotally coupled to the operating member on an axle such that the battery engaging member moves in a first direction with respect to the battery holder body to a battery retaining position as the operating member moves from the first position to the second position. The contact portion of the battery holder body limits rotational movement of the operating member around an axis of the axle to maintain the operating member in the first position while the operating member is disposed in the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki HONDA, Hiroshi TACHIBANA, Hideki CHOUJI
  • Patent number: 8240528
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a unique and novel universal vehicle accessory mounting device which attaches to either a left hand or right hand control body of a vehicle handlebar, and permits various orientations for attachment of multiple accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Ted A. Barnes
  • Patent number: 8220679
    Abstract: A bicycle battery holder assembly includes a terminal support portion and a pair of seal members. The terminal support portion has a pair of electrical terminals extending therefrom. The pair of electrical terminals are configured to extend into corresponding terminal receiving portions of a battery. The seal members extend around respective ones of the electrical terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Yoshida, Kazuhiro Fujii
  • Publication number: 20120125962
    Abstract: A detachable accessory carrier for bicycle includes a fixed seat, a positioning member and a fastener. The fixed seat has a positioning portion and a fixing portion communicated mutually. The positioning member has an inserting portion that includes a propping portion corresponding to the fixing portion so that when the inserting portion of the positioning member is assembled to the positioning portion of the fixed seat, the fastener can be coupled with the fixing portion and abut against the propping portion of the positioning member, thereby attaching the detachable accessory carrier reliably to the frame tube of the bicycle. The detachable accessory carrier can be partially detached with only the fixed seat left on the frame tube of the bicycle. The fixed seat has a rim conforming to a periphery of the frame tube so it will not interfere with the cyclist's riding or scrape the cyclist's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Ching-Chung Hsu
  • Patent number: 8132700
    Abstract: An accessory mounting system having a body for being removably engaged with a supporting structure. The body includes a pliable strap for securing the body to a variety of profiles. An operator is connected to the body and configured to engage the strap such that a portion of the strap removably engages the body. A cap portion is rotatably connected to the body and is configured to removably engage an accessory. Another operator interacts with the accessory such that the accessory can be selectively secured to the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Dacko
  • Publication number: 20120012626
    Abstract: A multi-position beverage container carrier including a mount (302) adaptable for mounting on a down tube (106) of a bicycle (102), the mount having a hub (310) disposed substantially near the lower end the mount; and a carriage (300) extending from the hub, wherein the carriage is movable from a first position substantially adjacent to the down tube to a second position located substantially vertical in a plane formed by the seat post and the down tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Sheila Derith McKaig
  • Patent number: 8087558
    Abstract: A bicycle accessory holding dock to hang a bicycle accessory. The accessory holding dock includes an anchor seat with a coupling portion to couple with a retaining ring to allow an accessory coupling seat to be wedged and retained on the anchor seat. Thus the accessory can be hung in a direction as required according to varying wedged directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Handyway Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin Hui Tsai
  • Patent number: 8083112
    Abstract: A positioning assembly for a bicycle lock has a positioning frame, a turning connector and a linking element. The positioning frame is detachably mounted on a bicycle and has a mounting segment and a controlling segment. The controlling segment is mounted on the mounting segment and has a base and two pressing devices. The base has two mounting recesses. The pressing devices are movably and respectively mounted in the mounting recesses of the base. The turning connector is pivotally and detachably connected to the positioning frame and has a pivotal segment and a linking segment. The pivotal segment has two engaging elements mounted in the mounting recesses of the base to engage the pressing devices. The linking segment is formed with the pivotal segment and has an inserting hole. The linking element is detachably connected to inserting hole of the turning connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Lambert Kuo
  • Patent number: 8066296
    Abstract: A storage element and bicycle frame that work in conjunction with each other to make both the frame and storage element as aerodynamic as possible when the storage element is attached to the frame. The storage element is designed to function as an integral aerodynamic element of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Philip White
  • Patent number: 7988175
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a storage element, preferably aerodynamic, designed for a bicycle frame, and more particularly a storage element designed in conjunction with the frame so as to increase the volume for storage proximate the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Philip White
  • Publication number: 20110049205
    Abstract: A vehicle comprising a frame having a front portion and a rear portion. An engine is supported by the frame. At least two wheels are connected to the frame, and at least one of the at least two wheels is operatively connected to the engine to propel the vehicle. A steering assembly is supported by the frame and is operatively connected to at least one of the at least two wheels to steer the vehicle. Intermediate brackets are connected to the rear portion of the frame. A rack has rack brackets. At least one of the rack brackets is removably connected to the intermediate brackets for removably connecting the rack to the rear portion of the frame. The rack is adapted to attach at least one of a cargo box and a bag to the vehicle. A kit for mounting a cargo box to a vehicle is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Maxime LAPERLE, Simon MARCOUILLER
  • Patent number: 7886947
    Abstract: A bottle-cage supporting unit for a bicycle includes a cage support for the bottle, associated to which are a container for an electronic control unit for a motor-driven gear-shifting system with which the bicycle is equipped and a container for the electric power-supply battery for the electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Campagnolo S.r.l.
    Inventor: Valentino Campagnolo
  • Patent number: 7819413
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a storage element and bicycle frame that work in conjunction with each other. The present invention to makes both the frame and storage element as aerodynamic as possible when the storage element is attached to the frame. The storage element is designed to function as an integral aerodynamic element of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Philip White
  • Publication number: 20100072238
    Abstract: A bicycle storage system has an elongated base having a first end, a second end, a plurality of straps for releasably securing the elongated base to a bicycle frame, and a top surface. A storage compartment has a bottom surface configured to be releasably attached to the elongated base top surface. The storage compartment may be releasably secured to the elongate base by hook and loop material. The storage compartment may be insulated and may contain antimicrobial material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: SPORTING INNOVATIONS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Pierce J. Pape, Dean Theodore
  • Publication number: 20100065596
    Abstract: A luggage carrier for a two wheeled vehicle comprising an open topped container secured to the vehicle. The open topped container having a hinged lid, the lid adapted to provide a seal for the open topped container. The luggage carrier also has a releasable latch, the latch adapted to secure the container in a closed position. The luggage carrier has an alarm system for alarming the luggage carrier and a remote control mechanism for arming and disarming the alarm system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Sau Leong Lim
  • Publication number: 20100059565
    Abstract: An aerodynamic liquid carrying container adapted for liquid delivery to a cyclist includes a reservoir with at least one compartment adapted to hold a liquid and being mountable to a bicycle forward frame member. The reservoir has at least one opening, to receive liquid and to allow liquid to be drawn out from the container; a flexible tubing member passing from the inside to the outside of the reservoir and having a first and second ends, the first end located near the lowest liquid level point in the reservoir and the second end being positionable to allow a rider hands-free access to drink liquid contained in the reservoir; furthermore, the container is attached to the frame member(s) using pads, suction cups, VELCRO®, or straps that do not leave a mark on the frame member(s). The container is mounted in a zone of turbulence to increase the aerodynamic performances of a bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Cote
  • Patent number: 7669742
    Abstract: A tactical device holster (TDH) system is described that is a complete carry and deployment solution allowing for split-second deployment of hand-held non-lethal/lethal deployable devices (HNLDD) by tactical personnel. The TDH system allows tactical personnel to deploy HNLDDs without having to disarm because deployment requires only a single hand, and the TDH system indexes the HNLDD in the proper position for deployment. The TDH system allows the HNLDD to go from secure carry to deployment in under one second while not impeding the deadly force option during deployment. The TDH system keeps the fuze lever of the HNLDD fixed in a pre-specified position. The HNLDD is not altered for use with the TDH system and allows quick insertion of the HNLDD. The TDH system supports numerous HNLDDs and tactical pyrotechnic and incendiary devices, and can be fixed to various tactical clothing, vests, holsters, equipment, and vehicle components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Derek Rush
  • Publication number: 20100038390
    Abstract: A water bottle cage for a bicycle includes an upper bracket and a lower bracket detachably mounted on the upper bracket. The upper bracket is provided with at least one engaging portion, and the lower bracket is provided with at least one engaging section detachably engaged with the at least one engaging portion of the upper bracket. The upper bracket and the lower bracket are made individually, so that each of the upper bracket and the lower bracket has a modularized structure. Thus, the type, color and pattern of the upper bracket and the lower bracket can be changed freely and selectively, thereby enhancing the aesthetic quality and reinforce the strength of the water bottle cage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Wu-Sung Chang
  • Patent number: 7661280
    Abstract: One embodiment of a locking device of the type for motorcycle helmets having a cable (50) which is fastened at one end to the device, and which passes though the face of the helmet and is detachably secured in the locking device to releasably secure the helmet. The active locking element of the lock (44), when in locked position, secures the cable (50) and acts to deny access to the fastener (36) securing the device to the motorcycle handlebars, so as to resist removal of the device from the handlebars. The cable (50) is flexible, has permanently formed spiral convolutions and is partially held in place by the concave shape of the device. The device can be used to secure helmets, jackets or other items, and, in various embodiments, it can be used to lock a vehicle or item to a fixed object to deter theft of the vehicle or item. Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Trevor Adrian Weyland
  • Publication number: 20090194569
    Abstract: A carrying rack for mounting on a bicycle comprises an upper support portion for mounting luggage, goods or the like, a first side supporting limb having an upper end and a lower end, the lower end being configured to be attached in use to a mounting location at a lower part of the bicycle frame; and first and second co-operating formations attached respectively to the upper support portion and the second side supporting limb, the said co-operating portions being relatively moveable thereby to adjust the distance between a side margin of the upper support portion and the second side supporting limb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Zyro Ltd.
    Inventor: Andrew Bennison
  • Publication number: 20090159626
    Abstract: Users of cycles are limited in the amount that they can carry with them as luggage, owing to the need of having both hands to ride the cycle. Cycle carriers, therefore, provide a convenient way of allowing items to be carried by a cyclist, with the cycle and not the rider bearing the weight of the items. Many carriers, however, are designed for permanent attachment to cycles, this is not always appropriate if the cycle is to be used for other types of riding, where the carrier could be cumbersome or provide a hazard. To overcome such problems, a carrier (1) is presented which is readily attachable and detachable from the frame of a cycle without the need of tools. Furthermore, the carrier (1) is highly adjustable and can easily be fitted to a range of cycles with only minimal and straightforward modifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: Hamax AS
    Inventors: Dag Hoidal, Leif Hermansen, Asbjorn Eskild
  • Publication number: 20090140022
    Abstract: A bicycle power unit case includes a controller received therein and a power unit is inserted into the case from a top of the case and electrically connected to the controller. The case includes a bottom-bracket hole through which the bottom bracket and crank extend. The case is connected to a low and central portion of the bicycle. The down tube, the seat tube and the chain stays are respectively inserted and fixed to the case. The power unit case does not affect the center of weight of the bicycle and the power unit can be easily replaced from a top of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Chun-Hung Lin
  • Publication number: 20080035690
    Abstract: An adjustment structure for a bicycle lock holding dock to adjust hanging angle of a lock without using any tools. It has an anchor seat to be fastened to the bicycle frame. The anchor seat has a coupling portion on a front side to fasten to a sleeve. The sleeve has a plurality of notches on an inner rim close to one end to be latched by a jutting latch member formed on the periphery of a rotary member. The rotary member has a housing chamber to hold, in this order, a pushbutton, a thrust member, a first spring, a spacer and a second spring, and a wedge trough on another end to be coupled with the lock. By pushing the rotary member, the latch member can escape from the notches so that the rotary member can be rotated to alter the angle of the wedge trough. Thereby the hanging angle of the lock can be adjusted according to user's requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventor: Chin-Hui Hsai
  • Patent number: 7311233
    Abstract: A bicycle lock holding apparatus for fastening to a bicycle frame that may be installed and removed quickly to hold a bicycle lock includes a holding structure for fastening to the bicycle frame and a coupling structure for coupling with the lock. The holding structure has an anchor seat with one end fastening to a latch dock. Through an anchor plate coupling with the anchor seat, the latch dock may be turned to change the direction of a wedge trough formed on one end thereof. The coupling structure has a latch section latching in the wedge trough with two extendable button extended from two sides to insert into apertures formed on two sides of the wedge trough so that the coupling structure and the holding structure form a firm coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Vulcan Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jennifer Chen
  • Patent number: 7233245
    Abstract: A system for using a separate fixed or massive object to prevent theft of a motorcycle, the system comprising a frame element including a hollow enclosure having a wall with an orifice therethrough; a reel rotatably mounted in the enclosure; a flexible electrically conductive sheathed cable with a proximal end wound onto the reel and a distal end with a male connector; a control mechanism having an alarm mechanism, a female connector, circuitry to connect the female connector to the proximal end of the cable, to detect presence or absence of continuity between the proximal end and distal end of the cable, and to cause the alarm mechanism to be activated when continuity between the proximal end and distal end of the cable is broken; a locking mechanism having a locked configuration wherein the male connector is prevented from being withdrawn from the female connector, and an unlocked configuration wherein the male connector is allowed to be withdrawn from the female connector; and a power source structured to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventor: Daniel W. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 7000813
    Abstract: A wheel holding device for attaching to one or both a handlebar or a stem of a bicycle is described. In one embodiment, the device holds and secures the front wheel of a bicycle that has been removed from the bicycle's front fork for use when transporting the bicycle on a rooftop carrier of an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventors: Keith Gilstrap, Doug Golenz
  • Patent number: 6971564
    Abstract: A lock fixing device includes a fastening seat, a support seat, a mounting tube, an elastic unit, a drive unit, and a C-shaped bushing. Thus, the inclined angle of the support seat relative to the fastening seat can be adjusted arbitrarily, thereby facilitating assembly and disassembly of the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Inventor: Cheng-Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 6932255
    Abstract: A bottle holder includes a bottle cage having a peripheral chamber to receive a water bottle, and having one or more orifices. A bracket includes one or more bulges engaged into the orifices of the bottle cage to prevent the bottle cage from moving up and down and sidewise relative to the bracket. One or more fasteners may be engaged through the bracket and the bottle cage to secure the bottle cage and the bracket to various objects, such as the cycles. One or more seats may be attached to the bottle cage, and each may include a cavity to receive the bulge of the bracket, and to solidly retain the bottle cage between the bracket and the seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: Philippe Van Houtte
  • Patent number: 6923355
    Abstract: A bottle-cage supporting unit for a bicycle includes a cage support for the bottle, associated to which are a container for an electronic control unit for a motor-driven gear-shifting system with which the bicycle is equipped and a container for the electric power-supply battery for the electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Campagnolo S.r.l.
    Inventor: Valentino Campagnolo
  • Patent number: 6837407
    Abstract: A storage container intended for placement into standard water bottle holders often found on bicycles. The container has a door, which can be rotated open on a hinge. This can be done without removing the container from the water bottle holder. The container has a retention feature for keeping the door closed. The container provides the user with a storage space for such articles including, but not limited to sunglasses, personal identification, emergency information, money, credit cards, patch kits, tools, writing tools, computers, cell phones, food and first aid kits. The container's shape properly orients the container in the water bottle holder and prevents the container from rotating axially in the water bottle holder or from falling out under vibration. The container may be locked closed and may also be locked to the bottle holder. The container's shape is such that it can stand vertically or horizontally, opened or closed on a flat surface, such as the ground or a tabletop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventors: Christopher R Towers, William P. Stiles
  • Publication number: 20040256428
    Abstract: A support element for bicycle accessories consisting of a fixing part for the attachment to the frame of the bicycle and a holding part which receives the accessory. The fixing part and the holding part are distinct from each other and connected through joining means and are both made of polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: Campagnolo S.r.l.
    Inventor: Mario Meggiolan
  • Publication number: 20040094590
    Abstract: A child's toy caddy for use with a conveyance such as a bicycle, tricycle, or scooter, has a miniscule seat some five inches wide by four inches deep, to bar use by humans. It has a pair of handles permitting drop-on attachment to the handlebars of the conveyance, so that a child's toy such as a doll, teddy bear, raptor or like favoured toy can be strapped into the seat of the caddy, and safely transported by the child while at play with the conveyance. The caddy includes a seat pommel and safety harness with safety belt and shoulder strap, enabling a child to secure its toy to the caddy, with safe transportation for the toy, and safe use by the child of the conveyance. The caddy handles are sized to readily accommodate the brake cables of a bicycle. The caddy can be used with other environments such as a fence or seat-back, solely to accommodate a toy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventor: Michael F. Hollick
  • Publication number: 20040065706
    Abstract: A bicycle accessory device includes a bracket mounted on a bicycle frame. The bracket includes a tubular mount having two opposing holes. A support is removably received in the mount of the bracket. When the support is attached to the bracket, the lower end of the support includes two opposing spring biased pins which are received in the opposing holes. The upper end of the support also includes two opposing spring biased pins. A bicycle accessory includes opposing holes is removably attached to the support. When attached, the pins of the supports are received in the holes of the accessory. The accessory can be a storage rack, a flag, a gripping handle, a basket, or a kickstand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventor: Neal A. Starks
  • Patent number: 6619084
    Abstract: A lock assembly for a cycle includes a lock having a main body integrally formed with an insert, and an appendage having a holder and a latch. The holder is adapted to be fastened to the cycle and has a side slot for snugly receiving the insert of the lock. The latch is movable relative to the holder and is spring-loaded so as to retain the insert in the side slot. Therefore, the lock can be held and carried on the cycle after the insert has been pushed into and retained in the slot, and can be removed from the cycle after the insert has been released from the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Inventor: Lambert Kuo
  • Patent number: 6616021
    Abstract: A frame is mounted on a bicycle frame to hold a beverage container and is formed of a fastening seat and a container holder. The fastening seat is fastened to the bicycle frame. The container holder is movably fastened to the fastening seat. When the container holder is forced to move by an external force, the beverage container can be removed from a confining portion of the container holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Nuvo Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: He-Jen Shih
  • Patent number: 6557808
    Abstract: A two-piece detachable holder includes a position seat and a fastener. The position seat is fastened on a support while the fastener is used for holding the object to be fastened. An inserting device is set between the position seat and the fastener to enable the fastener to be quickly inserted on the position seat in vertical, transverse, and oblique directions and to be fastened by the position seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventor: Renny Tse-Haw Ling
  • Patent number: 6543660
    Abstract: A bicycle accessory transport system having two stacked structures is disclosed. The structures are adapted to receive an accessory item such as a water bottle, a battery, or a repair kit and to hold such item securely and safely during a bike ride. The two structures are attached to each other in such a way that the back of the upper one is in contact with the front of the lower one, while the back of the lower one is attached to a suitable place on a bike frame. An item being inserted into the lower structure is guided into place by the back of the upper structure. In one embodiment of the invention, the spacing between the two structures may be varied by the user due to the presence of a pivot or other adjustment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventors: Allen C. Young, Paige E. Young