With Particular Connection To Cycle Patents (Class 224/447)
  • Patent number: 8857685
    Abstract: A pannier (10) comprises a container portion (11) accommodating items. A connection system (12) is connected to the container portion (11) and releasably secures the container portion (11) to a rod-like member (A). The connection system (12) comprises connectors (22) each having a hook portion (32) to hook onto the rod-like member (A) and a cam portion (34) positioned with respect to the hook portion (32). The cam portion (34) is displaceable between an opened position to allow the hook portion (32) to hook onto the rod-like member (A), and a locking position in which the cam portion (34) is adapted to press against the rod-like member (A) to lock the rod-like member (A) in the hook portion (32). A biasing member (35) biases the cam portion (34) to the locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Arkel Overdesigns
    Inventors: Serge Vigeant, Paul McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20140263509
    Abstract: A device for removably mounting an accessory to a vehicle includes a chassis. The chassis includes a first end, an opposing second end, at least one leg extending therebetween, and an accessory interface located proximate the first end of the chassis. The leg includes at least one hole extending therethrough. At least one fastening mechanism extends into at least a portion of the hole of the leg. At least one accessory mount is configured to releasably engage at least a portion of the accessory interface of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140224852
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a bicycle rack system providing for bicycle transportation of articles, and more particularly to a system for a quick release, modular, and expandable bicycle rack system. The present invention comprises a bicycle rack system comprising a bottom connector comprising two portions; a front top connector comprising two portions; a rear top connector comprising two portions; tubes both hollow or solid inserted within and secured by the bottom, rear top, and front top connectors; and an adjustable female receiving plate and male insert that is attached to the adjustable female receiving plate. The male insert and female receiving plate are disposed adjacent to a bicycle axle and securably attached to the bottom connector. The unique configuration of the bicycle rack system provides a modular, sturdy, and easily installed bicycle rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Bruce Ponder
  • Patent number: 8596506
    Abstract: An adapting apparatus for mounting an accessory equipment on a bicycle is disclosed. The adapting apparatus comprises: a base having a mounting mechanism, a securing mechanism and a lock; an adaptor detachably mounted to the mounting mechanism of the base, the adaptor having an adapting mechanism for connecting to an accessory equipment; and a securing member detachably connected to the base through the securing mechanism and fastened to a portion of a bicycle; wherein, the lock, the mounting mechanism and the adaptor being configured such that the adaptor can be detached from the mounting mechanism only when the lock is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sinox Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Fang Yu, Mao-Yi Chen, Kuan-Chien Chen, Wen-Chun Cheng
  • Patent number: 8579169
    Abstract: A mounting system for removably mounting an accessory on a fender of a motorcycle includes a mounting bracket, mounting tab, and latch. The mounting bracket is configured to be mounted on the fender. The mounting bracket includes a base plate, cover plate, standoff, mounting slot, upper recess and lower recess. The base plate is disposed upon the fender. The cover plate is configured to cover a portion of the base plate. The standoff is sandwiched between the base plate and the cover plate. The mounting slot is disposed between the base plate and the cover plate. The mounting slot is generated by the standoff being disposed between the base plate and cover plate. The upper recess is disposed at an upper edge of the mounting bracket between the base plate and the cover plate. The lower recess is disposed at a lower edge of the mounting bracket between the base plate and the cover plate. The mounting tab is configured to mate with the mounting slot. The mounting tab is affixed to a first accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Indian Motorcycle Company
    Inventors: Joseph Andrew Racz, Bryce Thomas Metcalf
  • Publication number: 20130292438
    Abstract: A pannier frame assembly, which includes at least one pannier frame member and at least one connector element on each side of a bicycle rack having a top deck, the at least one connector element configured to releasably hold the pannier frame member, the at least one connector element and/or pannier frame member is configured to allow the pannier frame member to be adjusted in a forward and/or backward direction with respect to the bicycle rack, in use, when mounted to a bike.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Timothy Kent Armstrong, Gary Alan Gibson, Patrick David Maguire
  • Patent number: 8459517
    Abstract: A motorcycle passenger backrest has a generally U-shaped or V-shaped backrest frame that is configured for connection to a mounting bracket on the motorcycle. The inner surface of the backrest frame is configured with a recessed space having a base surface and a side surface that extends from the base surface at an angle. A carrier frame configured to fit within the recessed space is pivotally mounted to each leg of the backrest frame. The carrier frame is movable between an up, stored position, with the carrier frame in contact with the base surface of the recessed space, and a down, carrier position, with the carrier frame pivoted away from the backrest frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Kuryakyn Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher D. Lindloff
  • Patent number: 8365969
    Abstract: A mobile carrier includes a generally planar cargo platform. The mobile carrier includes first and second opposed side rails, each side rail having a portion extending outwardly from the cargo platform, the opposed side rails being adjustably coupled to the cargo platform such that multiple distances between the outwardly extending portion of each side rail may be respectively maintained. The mobile carrier includes first and second opposed end rails, each end rail having a portion extending outwardly from the cargo platform, the opposed end rails being adjustably coupled to the cargo platform such that multiple distances between the outwardly extending portion of each end rail may be respectively maintained. The mobile carrier includes a rod. A receiving structure is configured to maintain the rod at multiple respective positions relative to the receiving structure, the rod and the receiving structure being separable from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Larry A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130015219
    Abstract: Portable lock mounting assemblies including straps or connectors for securing each assembly to a bicycle or the like. Each mounting assembly having a structure defining a retaining assembly to securely retain a lock and easily release the lock from the mounting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Robert David Zuraski, Daniel Hugh Kindstrand, Donald H. Warren, John D. Fiegener, David Bruce Miller
  • Patent number: 8141894
    Abstract: An invention apparatus designed to serve as a functional add-on accessory for V-twin cylinder motorcycle engines. The invention Custom Cylinder Grate Assembly (CCGA) is configured to perform three functions simultaneously as the invention protects V-twin engine cylinders from damage, reduces the risk potential burn injuries to motorcycle operators and provides an attractive custom appearance for the V-twin engine cylinders. Components of the invention are designed to encircle the V-twin engine cylinders shielding the cylinders from damage caused by flying road debris and exposure to environmental elements. The invention serves as a physical barrier between hot V-twin engine cylinders and the motorcycle operator. The inventions barrier prohibits the motorcycle rider from direct contact with the hot V-twin engine cylinders, mitigating the risk of burns or injury to the rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Terry Alan Young
  • Publication number: 20100243691
    Abstract: A positioning system operable about a motorcycle for selectively locating a utility, such as a storage utility or a back rest utility, in one of a plurality of positions about a rear fender of the motorcycle. The positioning system includes a mounting assembly having first and second side mounts securable about opposing sides of the rear fender. The positioning system also includes a carriage configured to support the utility, and which is slidably coupled to the mounting assembly, and which has a range of travel defined by a centerline of the carriage that translating at least the entire length of the side mounts between a most forward position and a most rearward position. The positioning system further includes a riser operable to elevate the carriage above an upper surface of the rear fender, and a locking device that allows the carriage to be locked in a plurality of positions above the rear fender of the motorcycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Rick Salisbury
  • Publication number: 20100170926
    Abstract: In a safety arrangement for securely holding an apparatus supported on an apparatus holder which is mounted on a bicycle via a support socket and an apparatus holder disposed on the support socket, a mounting plate is provided which is fitted securely between the support socket and the apparatus holder and which is provided with a strap that extends from one side wall of the support plate around an apparatus disposed on the apparatus holder and is connected to a hook formed at the opposite side wall of the support plate for firmly holding the apparatus on the apparatus holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: Harald Richter
  • Publication number: 20100108729
    Abstract: A pannier mounting system includes a pair of hooks that are positioned at generally opposite ends of a handle and secure a pannier to a bicycle. A latch and a stop cooperate with each hook to snuggly enclose a rail in a manner that is generally independent of the cross-sectional size/shape of the rail. The latch is connected to the hook by a pivot and extends outward generally under the hook. The stop is pivotably and slidably connected to the hook and cooperates with the hook to generally fix a position of the latch. Translation of the handle toward the hooks closes and locks the latch about a rail member and translation of the handle away from the hooks unlocks the latch so that the mounting system can be removed from a rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Erica Marie Golub, Po Chin Liao
  • Publication number: 20100059563
    Abstract: A bicycle rack for a motorcycle, including a first base member having an adjustable mounting assembly for securely mounting the base member to a motorcycle carrier rack positioned over the rear wheel of a motorcycle. The first base member is elongate and is positioned in a generally transverse orientation relative to the longitudinal axis of the motorcycle. At one end of the first base member there is disposed an adjustable platform for supporting or cradling a bicycle frame at or near the bicycle's bottom bracket. A second base member slidably inserts into the first base member and provides an extendable and retractable stem for adjusting the width of the bicycle rack to accommodate frames of varying sizes. The second base member includes a mounting structure for securing bicycle forks at the drop outs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Alan H. Hannum
  • Publication number: 20090289091
    Abstract: A cargo rack for bicycles or scooters consisting of a cargo frame connected by a rack stem to a vertical element of the vehicle frame, often the seat post, such that the major plane of the cargo frame is largely perpendicular to the direction of motion of the vehicle and situated largely within the projection of the cross-sectional area of the vehicle and rider. The rack stem consists of a releasable attachment that allows the cargo frame to be separated from the vehicle when not needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: XOOTR LLC
    Inventor: Karl T. Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20080041902
    Abstract: A motorcycle golf bag carrier includes an upper mounting attached to a motorcycle toward a rear end of a motorcycle, and a lower mounting attached below the upper mounting and toward a front of the motorcycle relative to the upper mounting. An upper golf bag support is provided that has a strap for securing an upper portion of a golf bag to the upper golf bag support. The upper golf bag support being removably mounted on the lower mounting. A lower golf bag support is provided that has a strap for securing a lower portion of the golf bag to the lower golf bag support. The lower golf bag support is removably mounted on the lower mounting, such that a golf bag supported by the upper bag support and the lower bag support is supported in an angular orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Troy J. WANCHULAK
  • Patent number: 7073807
    Abstract: A suspension fork assembly is mounted to the front part of a bicycle frame and includes a fork column, a fork shoulder unit, a pair of suspension assemblies, a connector and a lamp mounting unit. The fork column is rotatably mounted to the front part of the frame. The fork shoulder unit is secured at the center thereof to the bottom end of the fork column and extends laterally there from in either direction. Each suspension assembly is secured to a respective end of the fork shoulder unit. The shaft of the front wheel is mounted to the bottom ends of the suspension assemblies. The connector has an arch-like configuration and connects and reinforces the suspension assemblies while avoiding contact with the front wheel. The lamp mounting unit is disposed on a top surface of the connector and a front lamp can be mounted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Takuji Masui
  • 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: 6966471
    Abstract: A luggage rack for a motorcycle having a shape conforming to the existing backrest on a sissy bar. The luggage rack is mounted to the existing mounting plate at brackets which may be selectively adjusted to provide the desired friction fit. The rack can be pivoted between an upright, stored position and a horizontal use position. In the stored position a stop associated with the brackets engage a portion of the rack to maintain it in a horizontal position. In one embodiment, a magnet on the rack exerts a force to retain the rack in an upright position against the sissy bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventors: Robert L. Wilson, Betty Wilson
  • Patent number: 6638001
    Abstract: A game lifting apparatus for lifting and loading a game animal upon a rack of a prime mover such as an ATV. The game lifting apparatus includes a rack support assembly including a rack support member being adapted to securely mount to a prime mover, and also including bracket members being fastenable to the rack support member; and also includes a rack assembly being attached to the bracket members for supporting and lifting a game thereupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Perry A. McKinley
  • Publication number: 20030173386
    Abstract: A helmet rack to be affixed to the rear of a motorcycle to enable the operator and/or a passenger to be able to quickly and easily lock his riding helmet to the motorcycle when the motorcycle is at rest so as to avoid the inconvenience of having to carry the helmet from place-to-place with the risk that it might become lost or stolen. The helmet rack includes a pair of upright brace members connected to respective side brackets that usually support the passenger backrest above the rear fender of the motorcycle. With a helmet surrounding one of the pair of upright brace members, a rotatable closure bar is locked in a closed position so as to extend across the top ends of the pair of brace members to prevent a rotation of the closure bar and a removal of the rider's helmet from the helmet rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventor: Brian C. Scaccia
  • Patent number: 6520275
    Abstract: A saddlebag support assembly for use on a motorcycle includes a mounting member mounted to the motorcycle's shock bolt. A portion of the mounting member extends below a lower edge of the motorcycle's rear fender. The saddlebag support assembly also includes front and rear arms having front and rear plates. The front plate is mounted to the portion of the mounting member below the lower edge of the rear fender. An internal support member is mounted to the shock bolt and extends rearwardly thereof. The internal support member includes a depending portion defining a slot that receives the rear plate. The rear plate is fastened to the depending portion of the internal support member. The saddlebag support assembly further includes a bottom support for supporting the saddlebag from underneath, and a bracket having quick-release bosses. Quick-release fasteners are used to secure the saddlebag to the quick-release bosses from the inside of the saddlebag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen L. Galbraith, Brian R. Sucharski
  • Patent number: 6422442
    Abstract: A U-lock holder for stowing a U-lock on a bicycle frame. The holder comprises a brace for connection to a leg of the U-lock, and a bracket for connection to a part of the bicycle frame. The brace and the bracket are adapted for engagement and disengagement with and from each other. The brace includes a collar, a tongue, and opposed intermediate articulations between the collar and the tongue. The bracket includes a mount, a channel, a saddle, and opposed intermediate guides between the channel and the saddle. The collar is adapted to receive and to be affixed to a leg of the U-lock. The mount is adapted to abut against the bicycle frame. A strap tightly affixes the bracket to the bicycle frame. Mating of the brace and the bracket effect simultaneous engagement of (1) the tongue and the articulations of the brace, and (2) the channel and the guides of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Kryptonite Corporation
    Inventors: Cornelius McDaid, John D. Fiegener, Robert D. Zuraski
  • Patent number: 6390429
    Abstract: A system for displaying an automatic toll-taking transceiver upon a motorcycle having a handlebar and a mirror assembly mounted thereupon, using a display bracket having a holder and an extension arm. The holder includes a main member which forms a u-shaped opening and has a securing strap extending transverse to the main member. The extension arm has a lower tab which secures between the handlebar and mirror assembly. The transceiver is held within the u-shaped opening, and is secured in place with the securing strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventor: Patrick Brincat
  • Patent number: 6354476
    Abstract: The present motorcycle luggage is comprised of a storage container attached on a rigid base plate. The base plate is arranged to be snapped on to a conventional motorcycle body in place of the removable rear seat. Latching members arranged on the bottom of the base plate are arranged to mate with the existing latching receptacles on the motorcycle. Different latching members may be provided for mating with the latching receptacles on different motorcycles. The present luggage is thus quickly installable by a rider without modifying the motorcycle. It is secure from theft. It will never come loose or fall off, and it will never become tangled in the rear wheel like many strapped-on storage devices improvised by riders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Inventor: Leslie K. Alderman
  • Patent number: 6321961
    Abstract: A bicycle retention bracket system includes a bracket having an open loop end for attachment to a bicycle and a clasping end having a U-shaped seat surrounded by a living hinge clamping mechanism for releasably clasping an article, such as the locking mechanism of a bicycle lock. The article to be secured has at least one semi-circular trough for guiding and securing the lock in the U-shaped seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Kryptonite Corporation
    Inventors: Cornelius McDaid, John D. Fiegener, Peter Zane
  • Patent number: 6155470
    Abstract: A carrier for a bow can be carried by a user as a backpack or attached to an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). The carrier facilitates the transportation of the bow to any desired location. The bow is easily attached and detached from the carrier for its ease in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Inventor: Frankie Joe Robison
  • Patent number: 5720420
    Abstract: An assembly for securing rod-like members 51, 52 in the fabrication of structures such as racks for carrying goods on bicycles, luggage trolleys and lighting support systems, etc. A moulded plastic base 45 has slots 82 defined therein arranged to receive substantially U-shaped members 54, 55. Each U-shaped member has a wall portion and a base portion defining wall edges and a base edge. Rod-like members are locatable against wall edges of said U-shaped members and held in place by a fixing device such as a threaded bolt. The bolt extends through the moulded plastic base and thereby facilitates secure attachment of two rods to a plastic base or to an appropriate base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Inventor: Christopher Edward Terrell
  • Patent number: 5673833
    Abstract: A device for holding bags on bicycles, motorcycles and the like has at least one fastening clip on a retaining rail for holding a bag. The fastening clip closes around a rod of a carrier rack, a handle-bar or a strut of the bicycle, motorcycle or the like. The fastening clip is detachable from the rod, handlebar or strut against the force of a spring. The fastening clip is clamped around the rod, handle-bar or strut at its side opposite the bag. The fastening clip also includes a snap-on hook rotatably mounted against the force of the spring on an axis or at least one axle stub. A strap, carrying handle or the like is linked to the snap-on hook on its side facing the bag. By pulling on the strap, carrying handle or the like, a force is exerted on the spring. The snap-on hook moves around the axis or axle stubs on the fastening clip, releasing the rod, handle-bar or strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Inventor: Hartmut Ortlieb
  • Patent number: 5664715
    Abstract: A luggage carrier assembly including a luggage carrier and a pair of latching mechanisms mounted on the luggage carrier for securing the luggage carrier to a motorcycle mount upon movement of the luggage carrier toward the mount. The luggage carrier includes a pair of side plates each having a recess engageable with the mount, and the latching mechanisms each include a latch member pivotally mounted on the side plates movable relative to the side plates between an unlatched position, in which the recesses are engageable and disengageable with the mount, and a latched position, in which the recess is held in engagement with the mount. The luggage carrier further includes a locking member movable relative to the latch member between an unlocked position, in which the latch member is movable between the latched and unlatched positions, and a locked position, in which the latch member is held in the latched position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
    Inventors: Donald Michael Gogan, Stephen Lloyd Galbraith, Geoffrey Thomas Williams
  • Patent number: 5579971
    Abstract: A carrier attaches an article to a support rack of a bicycle without additional tools. The carrier includes a beam fixed to the article and having a dove-tail, two hooks having, dove-tail slots for slidably engaging with the dove-tail of the beam and for hooking to the support rack. A retainer is slidably engaged on the beam and includes a catch pivotally coupled to the upper portion for engaging with the support rack. The beam can he solidly secured to the support rack without additional tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Inventor: Louis Chuang