Wheeled Patents (Class 248/129)
  • Patent number: 10667590
    Abstract: Luggage that may be mechanically integrated with a platform, including a piece of luggage including a slit through which the piece of luggage is integrated with a platform for the piece of luggage, a handle fastened to the piece of luggage, for pushing or pulling the piece of luggage, luggage wheels fastened to a first outer surface of the piece of luggage, for rolling the piece of luggage, and a release mechanism extending from the luggage unit to the platform, through the slit, for unlocking the platform, wherein the platform locks and unlocks such that the platform is free to be raised and lowered when it is unlocked, and is not free to be raised and lowered when it is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Aviad Berger
  • Patent number: 10666026
    Abstract: An apparatus for the movement of a barrel pack containing spooled wire or cable. The apparatus comprising a frame, a handle attached to the frame, a plurality of wheels rotatably attached to the frame, securing structures attached to the frame, the securing structures securing the barrel pack to the frame and a footage counting assembly attached to the handle. The footage counting assembly counts the amount of footage of wire or cable passing through the footage counting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Abraham Hrbacek, John Lamar Rhoads, David Wayne Maxey
  • Patent number: 10654396
    Abstract: A motorcycle carrier with retractable wheels. The present example provides a motorcycle carrier with retractable wheels (carrier) is a structure that allows a motorcycle to be parked on it and secured safely, typically during shipping or storage. The carrier may include wheels that may be extended to aid in moving a motorcycle stored on the carrier. The wheels may be retracted when the motorcycle is no longer being moved. When secured the carrier may also function as a work stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: James D Dees
  • Patent number: 10604169
    Abstract: A multi-configuration apparatus includes a first frame assembly positionable in a first plane and wheels secured thereto such that it is moveable along a surface, a second frame assembly moveably secured to the first frame assembly, and a third frame assembly detachably secured to the second frame assembly. The second frame assembly is moveable between at least a first configuration to move the third frame assembly into a substantially coplanar relationship with the first plane, and a second configuration to move the third frame assembly in a raised configuration relative to the first frame assembly and in a second plane that is substantially parallel to the first plane. The apparatus further includes a support secured to the third frame assembly and wheels such that the third frame assembly is moveable along a surface when the third frame assembly is detached from the second frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHINN FU COMPANY OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Josh Lane
  • Patent number: 10543862
    Abstract: The present invention is generally a load-bearing assembly that may be expanded so as to increase a surface area on which to support different sized loads. The load-bearing assembly may be constructed with multiple T-shaped frames or housings that register with each other forming a unique H-shaped frame design. The two T-shaped housings register with each other in a manner that facilitates the adjustment of the width of the load-bearing assembly. Extensions enclosed within each housing and extendable at terminal ends of each T-shaped housing extend outwardly from their respective terminal ends to adjust a length of the load-bearing assembly. The load-bearing assembly may be constructed of a light, sturdy metal alloy that is lightweight. Applications include moving inventory inside warehouses or moving furniture or appliances from one location to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Filemon Aguirre
  • Patent number: 10434683
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an apparatus for securely (and preferably reversibly) holding a container having a concave interior portion while a liner that abuts the concave interior portion 5 is removed from the container by peeling it therefrom. The apparatus includes a container holder having one or more holding surfaces, such as the interior of an orifice that extends through it. A holding surface (e.g., an O-ring or ridge) secures the container temporarily and reversibly, and prevents the container from disengaging from the container holder during peeling of the liner. An optional deflector can deflect a tab portion of the liner to facilitate its 10 removal from the container. After the liner is removed, the remaining portion of the container can be removed from the apparatus (e.g., and recycled).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Converter Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Millard F Wallace, Tim McKeever
  • Patent number: 10358156
    Abstract: A pallet is provided for supporting cylinders. The pallet can have a convex spine extending substantially the length of the pallet in a longitudinal direction, having a backstop at a first end. The pallet has one or more trays attached transverse to the convex spine, each tray having longitudinal fluted indents to restrain a cylinder from rolling transverse, the longitudinal fluted indents are each arranged to accept a cylinder from above. The pallet has a left outrigger attached and extending transverse to the convex spine, the left outrigger stabilizing the pallet with respect to terrain, as well as a right outrigger attached and extending transverse to the convex spine, the right outrigger stabilizing the pallet with respect to terrain. The pallet can have a coupling extending from an end of the convex spine, wherein the coupling is arranged to take a crane hook in engagement to pull the pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: LouDana L. Elliott, Earl J Elliott
  • Patent number: 10308267
    Abstract: A wheeled bag holder is described. In some examples, the wheeled bag holder can include a first curved frame member having a first end and a second end and a curved surface that substantially conforms to a circle's curvature, or at least a portion or a segment of the circle's curvature, and a second curved frame member having a first end and a second end and a curved surface that substantially conforms to a circle's curvature, or at least a portion or a segment of the circle's curvature. The wheeled bag holder can also include a first vertical frame member connected to the first curved frame member and the second curved frame member, a second vertical frame member connected to the first curved frame member and the second curved frame member, and a third vertical frame member connected to the first curved frame member and the second curved frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Marvin Weldon
  • Patent number: 10297988
    Abstract: An apparatus for the movement of a barrel pack containing spooled wire or cable. The apparatus comprising a frame, a handle attached to the frame, a plurality of wheels rotatably attached to the frame, securing structures attached to the frame, the securing structures securing the barrel pack to the frame and a footage counting assembly attached to the handle. The footage counting assembly counts the amount of footage of wire or cable passing through the footage counting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Abraham Hrbacek, John Lamar Rhoads, David Wayne Maxey
  • Patent number: 10286943
    Abstract: A material handling device is provided. The material handling device includes a bottom, a frame, a wall, an a plurality of wheels. The bottom includes an upper surface and a lower surface. The frame includes an upper surface and a lower surface. The wall surrounds the bottom and the frame, and includes an inner surface, an outer surface and an inner shelf attached to a lower portion of the inner surface. The inner surface includes an upper surface attached to a portion of the lower surface of the bottom, and a lower surface attached to a portion of the upper surface of the frame. Each wheel is attached to the lower surface of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MARLIN STEEL WIRE PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Drew A. Greenblatt, Wesley Chan, Andrew Montgomery, Richard Bates, Kendall Browning
  • Patent number: 10207729
    Abstract: A folding type collapsible wagon comprises a frame assembly, a tow bar assembly and wheels, wherein the tow bar assembly is arranged in front of the frame assembly, and each side frame comprises coplanar X-shaped cross tube assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Blue Ridge Recreational Gear, LLC.
    Inventor: Benlong Sun
  • Patent number: 10099710
    Abstract: A garbage cart assembly for includes a cart and a plurality of garbage containers that are positioned on the cart. The cart is selectively rolled along a support surface thereby facilitating the plurality of garbage containers to be transported along the support surface. A cage is coupled to the cart to inhibit the plurality of garbage containers from falling off of the cart. A dolly is provided and the dolly is selectively rolled along the support surface. The dolly is selectively and removably coupled to the cart thereby facilitating the cart to be urged along the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Felicia Costa, Dominic Biamonte
  • Patent number: 9925447
    Abstract: An adjustable support for a speed bag includes a base and a telescoping support column. The column is pivotably connected to the base and movable between a folded position and a deployed upright position. The support further includes a cantilever arm having a first end pivotably connected to an upper column portion of the column, and a speed bag platform is secured adjacent a second end of the cantilever arm. The cantilever arm is movable between a first folded position and a second cantilever position. A platform locking mechanism releasably secures the cantilever arm in the second cantilever position, whereby the pivoting and telescoping column and the pivoting cantilever arm and speed bag platform allow the speed bag to be deployed and used at a plurality of heights and orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: George Hajnasr
  • Patent number: 9908695
    Abstract: The autonomous garbage can cart is a remotely operated motorized cart that transports garbage receptacles. The autonomous garbage can cart comprises a platform that is formed with a cavity that is sized to receive garbage receptacles. The autonomous garbage can cart further comprises one or more adaptive inserts that are used to adjust the size of the cavity to match the size of the garbage receptacle. The autonomous garbage can cart further comprises a plurality of wheels driven by a plurality of motors that are controlled by a control module. In a potential embodiment of the disclosure, the remote control system is operated through a personal data device. The autonomous garbage can cart comprises a platform, a plurality of wheels, one or more drive motors, a one or more gearing systems, a control module and a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: John Thompson
  • Patent number: 9903527
    Abstract: A scraper tractor stand may include a plurality of linear central support beams adapted to be positioned underneath the heavy-duty equipment. A portable first support section may be connected to a respective proximal end of each of the central support beams. The first support section has a first cross-beam registered along a first x-axis. The first cross-beam may be fixedly connected to the heavy-duty equipment. A portable second support section may be connected to a respective distal end of each of the central support beams. The second support section has a second cross-beam registered along a second x-axis. Each of the first and second cross-beams may be independently adjustable along mutually exclusive first and second y-axes respectively. The central support beams may further be coplanar and aligned along a horizontal plane oriented perpendicular to the first and second y-axes respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Corey Wiborg
  • Patent number: 9883978
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to docking systems for poles or other devices that can hold medical and/or accessory equipment, typically in a clinical or hospital environment, and can include associated docking systems for various devices such as beds, wheelchairs, walkers, wagons, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Skytron, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel A. Blankenship, Peter B. Blankenship, Richard Baumhardt
  • Patent number: 9625085
    Abstract: A bucket stand kit including a solid support ring configured to support a lower rim of a bucket with clamps and to hold a bottom end of the bucket by providing a support net, which is centrally disposed below the ring. Independently length-adjustable telescopic legs hingedly attached to the ring support the bucket secured within the support ring so that the bucket is level on both flat, even surfaces and uneven surfaces, such as roofs, stairs, or ramps. The legs are foldable for transport and storage. A non-slip foot and a caster wheel are alternately engageable to the distal end of each leg. In addition, a cushioned liner is continuously disposed along the entire inner portion of the ring to assist in ensuring that the bucket is secured within the support ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Betty Jones
  • Patent number: 9550506
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a keg trolley including a movable catch for catching hold under a lip of a keg. Preferably, the catch is movable so as to engage under different lips at various heights, when kegs are of different heights or placed on different types of pallets. In the preferred embodiment, the keg can be readily repositioned on a pallet by engaging the catch and moving the keg, without the need to actually touch the keg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: James Nikora
  • Patent number: 9533410
    Abstract: A foldable stand includes two stand legs pivotally connected together. A positioning unit is set between the two stand legs and includes a first link pivotally connected to a second link, a locating plate mounted in the first link and a locking pin mounted in the second link. The foldable stand also includes a control unit having a first pedal mounted at the second link and pressable to move the first and second links toward each other into a folded position. In the folded position, the locking pin is forced into engagement with the locating plate. A second pedal is pivotally connected to the second link and pressable to pull the locking pin out of the locating plate for enabling the two stand legs to be biased from the folded position to an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen Chin Chiang, Chun Che Chen
  • Patent number: 9468575
    Abstract: An infant care system includes an infant care tower configured to receive at least one medical device. A processor operates the infant care tower and the at least one medical device. A bassinet is configured to receive an infant patient within a microenvironment defined and maintained by the bassinet. Upon connection of the bassinet to the infant care tower, the processor operates to control both the infant care tower and the bassinet in maintain the microenvironment of the bassinet. In a method of treating an infant patient, an infant patient is provided in a microenvironment defined and maintained by a bassinet. The bassinet is communicatively connected to the care tower and a first processor of the infant care tower operates the bassinet to maintain the microenvironment to provide medical care to the infant patient with the at least one medical device of the infant care tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Ten Eyck, Steven M. Falk
  • Patent number: 9402508
    Abstract: A ceramic cooker support frame and transport device for holding, loading and unloading a ceramic cooker, smoker, or grill having a egg, cylindrical or spherical shape which includes a cooker holding pivotal frame with a freely swinging cooker basket and a detachable hand truck in order to maintain the cooker in an upright position during the loading and storage positions. The hand truck includes a frame with wheels and a locking handle to maintain the desired spacing between the support surface and the cooker supported by the elevated platform. The truck or dolly frame and locking handle are detachable from the cooker holding frame. The cooker frame and hand truck assembly are configured to be easily moved onto an elevated platform, for example, the bed of a truck or an elevated floor such as a raised patio or deck floor. The transport device facilitates cooking food for transport to a serving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Terry D. Cothern
  • Patent number: 9308927
    Abstract: A cart assembly having a frame assembly, a telescoping handle assembly, and first and second wheels is provided. The telescoping handle assembly is slidably coupled to a first end portion of the frame assembly. The first and second wheels are rotatable coupled to a second end portion of the frame assembly. The cart assembly further includes a first bucket mounting plate that extends outwardly from the frame assembly. The first bucket mounting plate has an arcuate-shaped surface that abuts against a first portion of an outer surface of the bucket. The cart assembly further includes a first bolt that extends through a first aperture of the frame assembly, a first aperture in the first bucket mounting plate, and a first aperture in the bucket to the couple together the frame assembly, the first bucket mounting plate, and the bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Weaver, LLC
    Inventor: Dean Weaver
  • Patent number: 9233794
    Abstract: A cart including a container that defines an interior space. The cart also includes a cover that is movable between an open position providing access to the interior space and a closed position inhibiting access to the interior space, and a latch that is located between the container and the cover to releasably hold the cover in the closed position. The cart further includes a hands-free mechanism that is coupled to the container and engaged with the cover to move the cover between the open position and the closed position. The hands-free mechanism is further coupled to the latch and operable to disengage the latch to permit movement of the cover to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Bemis Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Barry Anderson
  • Patent number: 9162694
    Abstract: An apparatus to provide a specially designed assembly system for garbage and recycling containers having an effective means for joining trash receptacles to a wheeled carrier via a securement means so that they are not easily turned over by gusts of wind or animals. This device also provides a tethering mechanism between a container and a wheeled carrier so they remain joined if tipped during especially high gusts of wind or very aggressive animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Fucarino, Nancy Dembski
  • Patent number: 9145157
    Abstract: A heavy duty corner skate dolly is provided. The dolly frames includes a rectangular shaped plate with a L-shaped angle riser welded or permanently screwed to its top surface. The dolly plate's bottom surface includes a hole or a plurality of holes that are routed into the plates surfaces with a depth that is arrange to accept an industrial magnet or a plurality of industrial magnets that are partially incased in a metal plated finish and attached to the bottom surface of the plate by a fastening cap or a plurality of fastening caps that are pressed into or welded to the bottom surface. A plurality of stem fitted swivel caster wheels are mounted to the rectangular shaped plate by inserting each swivel caster wheel into its corresponding caster fastening holes at the frames bottom and bolting each swivel caster wheel at the frames top by a plurality of corresponding spring washers, lock washers, and hexagon shaped nuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Jimontanae Rax McBride
  • Patent number: 8960625
    Abstract: In a further embodiment, a method of controlling a base assembly can be provided. An actuation member can be pumped to deploy one or more wheels to lift a base assembly on said wheels. Further, a pin can be received in a holding portion on a semi-planar contoured surface in response to the pumping of the actuation member. The wheels can be held in a deployed position via the pin being held in the holding portion. Further pumping of the actuation member can separate the pin from the holding portion and retract the wheels from the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Oliver Joen-an Ma
  • Patent number: 8919722
    Abstract: A ratchet assembly includes an elongated shaft, a gear housing, a ratcheting member, and an arm. The elongated shaft can have a gear and be supported by the gear housing to allow rotation about a primary axis of the shaft. The ratcheting member can mount in the housing and be biased toward the gear to engage with the gear hindering relative rotation about the shaft axis in a first direction and allowing rotation about the shaft axis in a second direction opposite the first direction. The ratcheting member can rotatably mount within the housing about a second axis. The arm can couple to the gear housing in a first configuration to provide torque to rotate the housing about the shaft axis in the first direction when the arm is pressed downward. The arm can also be coupled to the gear housing in a second configuration to rotate the housing about the shaft axis in a second direction opposite the first direction when the arm is pressed downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Oliver Joen-an Ma
  • Patent number: 8916803
    Abstract: The apparatus of this invention relates to a device for heating or cooking food or liquids such as soup, water, roast, etc. A downwardly curved visor-like deflector is selectively removably positioned outwardly of the upper end of the radiation disk of an infrared heater so as to extend outwardly therefrom. The deflector has an upwardly presented cooking utensil opening formed therein and a horizontally disposed cooking utensil support secured to the deflector at the inner surface thereof below the cooking utensil opening. The cooking utensil support dwells in a plane below the upper end of the radiation disk whereby infrared rays emitted from the radiation disk will impinge upon the cooking utensil support and a cooking utensil positioned on the cooking utensil support to cook or heat the contents thereof. Other accessories may also be attached to the heater such as a protective grill or a cooking basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: James Zoucha
  • Patent number: 8910646
    Abstract: An outdoor umbrella includes an awning frame, a supporting shaft and an adjustable rotation base including a base housing and a transportation arrangement. The base housing is arranged to couple with the supporting shaft to support the awning frame in an upright manner, and includes a plurality of transferring wheels. The transportation arrangement is provided at the base housing to operate the base housing between an idle mode and a transportation mode, wherein in the idle mode, the transferring wheels are suspenedly lifted up to position above the bottom edge of the base housing such the base housing is sat on the ground surface in a stationary manner, wherein in the transportation mode, the base housing is lifted up by air pressure for allowing the transferring wheels to move out of the receiving cavity at a position below the bottom edge of the base housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ma, Oliver Joen-An
    Inventor: Wanda Ying Li
  • Patent number: 8857774
    Abstract: A leg-portion attachment structure (100) includes: a support member (110) having a substantially quadrilateral outer periphery and an upper surface on which an apparatus main body (1a) is mounted; two attachment plates (140) provided at two opposite sides on a lower surface of the support member (110). Each of the attachment plates (140) includes caster attachment portions (141) formed respectively on both end sides in a side direction so that casters (130) are firmly attached, first bent portions (142) formed by bending of outer edges in the side direction of the caster attachment portions (141) at predetermined angles, and first coupling portions (143) that are formed by further outward bending of edges of the first bent portions (142) and are firmly attached to the support member (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshiki Aoyama
  • Patent number: 8833709
    Abstract: A mobile base device for a sun umbrella including a base cover. A bearing support is arranged inside the base cover and is hinged with a main lifting arm via a stiffened plate mounted thereon. An outer end of the main lifting arm is screwed to a lifting screw mounted on the bearing support via a lifting screw sleeve and an inner end of the main lifting arm is fixedly coupled to a set of secondary lifting arms through joints. A central portion of the set of secondary lifting arms is hinged with a set of stiffened plates mounted on the bearing support and a lower portion of the outer end of the set of secondary lifting arms is fixedly coupled to a set of casters. Such structure has the advantages of easy movement and fixation as well as practicality and convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: MTM International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnson Weng
  • Patent number: 8826491
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vacuum cleaning appliance having a moveable stand. A suction device mounted on the stand has a device upper part mounted on the stand and a dirt collection container situated beneath the device upper part. The stand has a lifting device and an actuating element pivotable about a horizontal axis for raising and lowering the dirt collection container, which in its raised position abuts against the device upper part in a flow-tight manner, and in its lowered position rests on a floor surface. The actuating element is configured as a push bar having a handle part which, in the raised position of the dirt collection container, may be gripped by the user in a standing posture in order to move the vacuum cleaning appliance, and is upwardly pivotable about the pivot axis by at most 135° in order to lower the dirt collection container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gabor Peflof, Roland Jeutter, Wolfgang Richter
  • Patent number: 8807493
    Abstract: A stackable wheeled bucket stand and method is disclosed. The bucket stand includes an elliptical support ring configured to support a bucket, a plurality of leg assemblies, each leg assembly connected to the support ring, and a plurality of wheels, each wheel connected to a leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: David Kamon, II
  • Publication number: 20140183322
    Abstract: A support device for moving an item on a surface. A main body includes a panel and a sidewall. A handle assembly engages the main body and includes a first transportation mechanism. The support device includes a resistance portion on the main body for engaging a surface and resisting movement of the support device when in a resistive mode. The handle mechanism lowers the first transportation mechanism to engage the surface and disengage the resistance portion from the surface in a transportive mode to encourage movement of the support device and the item supported thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Starr, Kevin McFadden, Jeffrey Chiu, Erin Smith, Sarah Mault
  • Patent number: 8763824
    Abstract: An apron rack system includes a support frame, and at least two paired support arms attached to the support frame. The apron rack system includes at least one set of paired rungs projecting toward each other, attached to the at least two paired support arms, and providing an open space between the paired rungs through which a garment is hung from each of the paired rungs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Mark A. Alcock
  • Patent number: 8752799
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a stand for a cooler containing cooling solution. The cooler further includes an attached flexible tubing outlet for draining the cooling solution through the flexible tube outlet into a medical cuff for reducing swelling of injured tissue. The stand further comprises a cylindrical container with a cavity for receiving through the opened top end of the lateral sidewall the cooler therein. An elongated pedestal is further defined by a top end and a bottom end. The top end of the pedestal is attached underneath the bottom side of the container. The container is supported in an upright position a distance above the surface of the ground. An aperture is located in the lateral side wall for receiving the flexible tubing outlet therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Sheila Elaine Johnson
  • Patent number: 8720706
    Abstract: A display stand has a base, a vertical pole having a lower end fixed to the base. The pole includes two sections having a stem projecting upward from each section. A bearing is coupled each stem of the pole. A pair of racks, each having a central tube with a bearing race fixed within a lower end contacts an outer surface of the bearings for rotation around the tube. Each rack has a generally square perimeter with rounded corners formed of wire, with a plurality of radial support members coupled between the central tube and the rounded corners. Each side of the square perimeter portion includes a pair of hooks adjacent the rounded corners to engage products to be displayed on the stand, the hooks projecting a limited distance outward below the plane of the rack square perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Edward S. Robbins, III, Susan R. Kavanaugh, Bailey J. Black, Bryan F. Magee, Ronald R. White
  • Patent number: 8714369
    Abstract: A furniture display rack aims to hold at least one set of outdoor furniture which includes a table, at least one chair and a parasol. The furniture display rack comprises a first rack, a second rack connected to one end of the first rack and a support rack. The first rack includes a first retaining bar and a first holding space between two ends of the first retaining bar to hold the table. The first retaining bar has an insertion portion insertable by the parasol and two first retaining portions at two ends thereof leaned by the table. The second rack includes a pair of base beams respectively connected to one end of a support post and a second holding space between the two base beams to hold the chair. The furniture display rack thus formed can hold and display the furniture in smaller display space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Keysheen Industry (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lausan Chung-Hsin Liu, Shopo Hsin Tsu Liu, Fibro Tsu Kun Liu
  • Patent number: 8684375
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a guard assembly for securement to a wheeled base. The guard assembly comprises a central support, a plurality of wheel guards positioned in an array around the central support, a plurality of struts, and a plurality of support struts. The struts are connected to and extend between a respective pair of the adjacent wheel guards in the array. Each of the support struts are connected to and extend between the central support and a respective one of the struts. The invention also envelops a method of retrofitting an existing wheeled base with the guard assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Harvey S. Fink, James Jagodzinski
  • Patent number: 8678329
    Abstract: A device for transporting a ladder has first and second frame positions, the lower ends of which are pivotally mounted on an axle that also mounts a wheel for rolling along the ground. The upper ends of the frame portions are moveable toward and away from each other allowing the device to collapse for storage. A hook is mounted on the upper end of each of the frame portions for attachment to adjacent rungs of the ladder. A strap connects the upper ends of the frame portion to prevent them from separating from each other beyond a given distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas G. Bryant, Sr., Angel M. Feliciano, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8678403
    Abstract: One embodiment of a small dolly structure containing separate and individual main support beams. Connected to the main support beams are wheels and brakes. A multi configurational and adjustable center beams section that when connected to the main support beams allows the main support beams to be reconfigured to many positions. The main support beams are made of a rigid material in a u channel shape and have wheels attached to the back side of the u channel. The u channel of the main support beam is used facing upward to accommodate the feet or base of proposed loads or attachments. Attached to the main support beams are clamping mechanisms for holding loads in place. The clamping mechanism may be repositioned along the main support beam or removed to accommodate various loads. There are holes, slots and notches in the main support beams and link frame assemblies for attaching accessories. Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Bruce Poston McCleave
  • Patent number: 8677911
    Abstract: A lower housing portion and an upper housing portion define an internal technology box that holds a lap top computer such that the base of the laptop is securely held in the technology box while the screen extends above the work surface. The technology box is located remotely from the work surface/keyboard stack. The upper housing may be moved from a closed use position to a partially open, forward position allowing a user to access the power button of laptop and to a fully open position where the laptop may be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Grant McRorie
  • Patent number: 8672287
    Abstract: An adjustable rotation base includes a base housing and a transportation arrangement. The base housing has a bottom side, an upper side for coupling with the supporting post to support the outer umbrella in an upright manner, and a receiving cavity indently formed on the bottom side of the base housing, wherein the base housing includes a stationary unit provided at the bottom side for sitting on the ground surface in a stationary manner, and a plurality of transferring wheels rotatably supported at the bottom side of the base housing. The transportation arrangement is provided at the base housing to operate the base housing between an idle mode and a transportation mode in which the stationary unit is upwardly lifted to allow the transferring wheels being sitting on the ground surface, such that the base housing is adapted to be transported on the ground surface via the transferring wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Wanda Ying Li
  • Patent number: 8662458
    Abstract: Provided are holders for compactly storing infusion management systems to surfaces. In an embodiment the holder apparatus has a head portion for receiving and infusion management system trunk portion and a foot for receiving an apex portion of the infusion management system. The holder apparatus may be mounted to a wall so that the infusion management system is compactly stored and then mounted against the wall, thereby dramatically decreasing the storage footprint of the systems when not in use, without sacrificing the ability to conveniently and rapidly deploy the system when needed. Also provided are infusion management systems configured for use with the holder apparatus and related methods of storing the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Firefly Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Henault, James Kolozs, Sean Cole, Chad McKonly, Charles Cooper
  • Patent number: 8657246
    Abstract: In a further embodiment, a method of controlling a base assembly can be provided. An actuation member can be pumped to deploy one or more wheels to lift a base assembly on said wheels. Further, a pin can be received in a holding portion on a semi-planar contoured surface in response to the pumping of the actuation member. The wheels can be held in a deployed position via the pin being held in the holding portion. Further pumping of the actuation member can separate the pin from the holding portion and retract the wheels from the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Oliver Joen-an Ma
  • Patent number: 8657241
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a base member for a portable intravenous stand. The base member includes a plurality of segments configured to facilitate the close nesting or alignment of multiple portable intravenous stands; and thus reducing the amount of space required for storing the portable intravenous stands when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Maxtec, LLC
    Inventors: Darryl Zitting, Jeffrey Valjean Anderson, Carl Ross Wecker
  • Patent number: 8632045
    Abstract: A ratchet assembly includes an elongated shaft, a gear housing, a ratcheting member, and an arm. The elongated shaft can have a gear and be supported by the gear housing to allow rotation about a primary axis of the shaft. The ratcheting member can mount in the housing and be biased toward the gear to engage with the gear hindering relative rotation about the shaft axis in a first direction and allowing rotation about the shaft axis in a second direction opposite the first direction. The ratcheting member can rotatably mount within the housing about a second axis. The arm can couple to the gear housing in a first configuration to provide torque to rotate the housing about the shaft axis in the first direction when the arm is pressed downward. The arm can also be coupled to the gear housing in a second configuration to rotate the housing about the shaft axis in a second direction opposite the first direction when the arm is pressed downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: Oliver Joen-an Ma
  • Patent number: 8573417
    Abstract: A mobile clothesline provides mobility and is easy to set up and break down, making it ideal for areas with limited space, for example, while not requiring tools for assembly. The mobile clothesline offers an energy efficient alternative to using an electric or gas dryer. The mobile clothesline includes first and second wheeled bases having a receptacle for holding a retractable clothesline post. The post may include a plurality of arms that may extend outward from the post or may be folded in against the post. A retractable line may extend from the arms on one of the posts to interconnect with a receptacle on the arm on the other post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jonathan Anderson
  • Patent number: 8573546
    Abstract: A dolly used for filming includes a vertical telescopic column having a filming head or camera positioned on the end thereof. The column includes a movable tube placed externally around a stationary main column; the movable tube is connected to the end of the telescopic column. A camera-supporting element is in turn movably mounted on the movable tube, and a tilting mechanism is included as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventors: Alfredo Vallés Navarro, Andrés Vallés Navarro
  • Patent number: RE45058
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) pole system for supporting medical equipment having a base with legs, a mast engaged to the base, and a lifting mechanism including a gas spring engaged to the base and the mast. Each of the legs includes at least one wheel. The lifting mechanism is constructed to position the legs in an extended configuration and a retracted configuration. The lifting mechanism is further constructed to raise the legs and wheels relative to the base and relative to a surface. The lifting mechanism is configured to position the wheels proximate to the mast in the retracted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Streamline, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Blankenship, Brent G. Norman, Samuel A. Blankenship