Wheel Runner Patents (Class 280/13)
  • Patent number: 10335664
    Abstract: A golf utility device includes upper and lower baseplates and a ball alignment tool. The alignment tool is mechanically coupled with, but rotationally independent of, the upper and lower base plates. The alignment tool includes an upper surface with an arrow. Before putting, a golfer places the golf utility device on the green behind a ball that has been circumscribed with an annular ring, removes the ball, calculates the line of play, and aligns the arrow therewith. The ball is then returned to the green with the annular ring aligned by the arrow on the alignment tool. A golfer subsequently aligns his putt using the alignment of the annular ring. Additional golf tools may be attached to the upper or lower baseplates, including, but not limited to, a ball marker, a divot repair tool, a range finder, a spike wrench, a golf tee, and a fidget/focus device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Guido Jacques
  • Patent number: 10065550
    Abstract: Tow apparatuses are described herein. For example, in one or more embodiments of the present disclosure a tow apparatus includes a platform having a plurality supports for maintaining at least one wheel of a vehicle to be towed on the platform, at least one ground interface mechanism connected to the bottom of the platform, a tongue having a first portion for attachment to a tow vehicle, a second portion attached to the platform, and a hinge between the first and second portions to allow the first portion to tilt with respect to the second portion, and a mechanism to allow the ground interface mechanism on the platform to change direction with respect to the tow vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Mark A. Masanz
  • Patent number: 10035527
    Abstract: A fold up golf pull cart having sets of small diameter wheels mounted on each end of a cross bar so as to be able to be swung up in order to make the cart more compact for easy stowage on a motorized golf cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Paul B. Makhoulian
  • Patent number: 10023220
    Abstract: A cart ski system for urging a cart along a granular support surface includes a cart that may be rolled along a support surface. The cart has a set of rear wheels and a set of front wheels. A pair of skis is provided and each of the wheels is positioned in a corresponding one of the skis. Each of the skis slides along the support surface when the support surface is comprised of a granular material thereby enhancing urging the cart along the granular material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Avedis Samuelian
  • Patent number: 9950732
    Abstract: An adjustable ski device is disclosed herein. A ski attached to an adjustable wheel binding, to be used on strollers and chariots, with a quick release mechanism, which can be fitted and removed to and from the vehicles existing wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Glenn Patterson, Kelly Patterson
  • Patent number: 9895586
    Abstract: A golf trolley that is easily attached to a golf bag or integrated into a golf bag, thus permitting the effective transport of a golf bag across a golf course. The golf trolley is collapsible and consists of several components that all fit within a pocket of a standard golf bag. The components of the golf trolley are compact, lightweight, and easily assembled and once assembled, a golfer can push or pull his golf trolley around a course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Abe Hecht
  • Patent number: 9592176
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a walking aid suitable for supporting patients with cerebral palsy while walking and/or during physiotherapy. The walking aid comprises a frame supported by a pair of wheels positioned next to one another, and a support element connected to the frame, for securing the walking aid to a patient. The connection between the support element and the frame allows a rotational movement of the support element with respect to the frame, in two or more rotational degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Medical Robots
    Inventors: Dirk Wenmakers, Ria Cuppers, Jos Seyler
  • Patent number: 9469328
    Abstract: A ski conversion assembly including: braces for attachment to skis and an axle of a stroller or trailer; and a rigger element for connecting to a ski and including a runner element. In a first position, the runner element is locatable between the first and second skis. In a second position, the runner element is locatable beyond the first ski in a direction from the second ski toward the first ski. A ski conversion assembly, including: braces for attachment to skis and an axle of a stroller or trailer; and a brake element including a first portion arranged to be fixedly secured to an end of a ski, a second portion pivotably connected to the first portion and arranged to extend past the end of the ski, and a resilient element urging the second portion in a direction from a top of the ski toward a bottom of the ski.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Charles M. Love
  • Patent number: 9386757
    Abstract: A mobile animal waste collection station which facilitates the collection and disposal of animal waste in a sanitary manner is provided, which station includes a mobile station having a base frame supported on a plurality of wheels, a shaft extending from the base frame and terminating in a handle section, a waste collection receptacle securable to the base frame, an animal waste pickup tool such as a “pooper scooper” which is detachably securable to the shaft, and other tools and supplies for use in the waste collection and disposal process, whereby the collection station can be easily transported between waste pickup locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Althea L. Seeds
  • Patent number: 9260124
    Abstract: Disclosed is a folding golf cart including a front frame having a bag bottom carrier, two rear wheel frames connected to the front frame via connecting bars, vertical pivot frames installed to the rear wheel frames so as to be pivotable upward and toward a front wheel, a bag support frame connected to the vertical pivot frames via pillars, the bag support frame having a bag support member and a pull handle, a longitudinal prop installed between the front frame and the bag support frame, and a transverse prop installed between the rear wheel frames. The golf cart ensures easy folding thereof, takes the form of a small volume box in a folded state thereof, and is convenient in handling owing to a relatively light weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Hyungsung Corporation
    Inventors: Hyung Jin Yim, Kyung Hee Moon, Tae Hwa Moon
  • Patent number: 9139216
    Abstract: Quick-release skis couple to the front wheels of an ATV or other wheeled vehicle, to permit the ATV to travel over snow. The rear ATV wheels may be left unaltered, or more commonly, tracks may be substituted for the rear wheels. The ski coupling includes a drive-on runner and coupling having in one embodiment width-adjustable side walls, an over-center clamp, and a lock for securing the over-center clamp. In a second embodiment, a pivotal tire cage allows the ATV tire to be driven onto the ski, but simply by forward travel of the tire the cage pivots to constrain the tire thereon. A strap then binds the tire and cage to ensure the tire stays in place on the ski. In a third embodiment, an ATV track is converted to a runner by the application and tensioning of a ski. Additional embodiments are illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory A. Rivard, Justin G. Rivard
  • Patent number: 9027939
    Abstract: A ski conversion device for a stroller or a bicycle trailer including: wheel braces for attachment to first and second skis and for receiving the first and second wheels; connecting elements for fixing the wheels to wheel braces; orientation braces for attachment to skis; orientation elements for connecting the stroller or the bicycle trailer to the orientation braces and for fixing an orientation of the stroller or the bicycle trailer with respect to the skis; a rigger element for connecting to a ski and including a runner element; and yokes for connection to the skis, the yokes attachable to a source of energy for propelling the ski conversion device. In a first position, the runner element is locatable between the first and second skis. In a second position, the runner element is locatable beyond the first ski in a direction from the second ski toward the first ski.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Charles M. Love
  • Patent number: 8950758
    Abstract: An accessory is provided for a wheelbarrow. The wheelbarrow has: a wheel; a tray; a pair of handle members supporting the tray relative to the wheel and extending rearward past the tray; and a pair of legs for cooperating with the wheel to support the wheelbarrow in a parked condition. The sled has a left runner and a right runner each mounted at a first location relative to one or both of the legs and mounted at a forward location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Katherine S. Bysiewicz
  • Patent number: 8851485
    Abstract: An apparatus for increasing the buoyancy of a wheeled vehicle includes a ski to be disposed under at least one tire or wheel of a wheeled vehicle; a boot having a bottom wall secured directly or indirectly to the ski and side walls substantially perpendicular to the bottom wall, wherein the side walls of the boot are configured to laterally constrain the tire or wheel of the wheeled vehicle; and a tire block pin for connecting the side walls of the boot to one another to increase rigidity of the apparatus and to rotationally constrain the tire or wheel of the wheeled vehicle and/or tie downs for securing the wheel to the ski. Methods of using the apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: David E. Bach, Francis M. Bach, Nicholas G. Conda, Tracy L. Hoose
  • Patent number: 8814179
    Abstract: A shopping cart wheel ski device facilitates movement of a shopping cart over a surface. The device includes a plate having a bottom surface. An aperture extends through the plate. Each of a pair of spaced arms is coupled to and extends upwardly from the plate. Each arm is configured for engaging a shopping cart wheel such that an outer perimeter surface of the shopping cart wheel extends through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis E. McCormick
  • Publication number: 20130313794
    Abstract: An apparatus for increasing the buoyancy of a wheeled vehicle includes a ski to be disposed under at least one tire or wheel of a wheeled vehicle; a boot having a bottom wall secured directly or indirectly to the ski and side walls substantially perpendicular to the bottom wall, wherein the side walls of the boot are configured to laterally constrain the tire or wheel of the wheeled vehicle; and a tire block pin for connecting the side walls of the boot to one another to increase rigidity of the apparatus and to rotationally constrain the tire or wheel of the wheeled vehicle and/or tie downs for securing the wheel to the ski. Methods of using the apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: David E. BACH, Francis M. BACH, Nicholas G. CONDA, Tracy L. HOOSE
  • Publication number: 20130277925
    Abstract: An accessory is provided for a wheelbarrow. The wheelbarrow has: a wheel; a tray; a pair of handle members supporting the tray relative to the wheel and extending rearward past the tray; and a pair of legs for cooperating with the wheel to support the wheelbarrow in a parked condition. The sled has a left runner and a right runner each mounted at a first location relative to one or both of the legs and mounted at a forward location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Katherine S. Bysiewicz
  • Publication number: 20130214500
    Abstract: A ski conversion device for a stroller or a bicycle trailer including: wheel braces for attachment to first and second skis and for receiving the first and second wheels; connecting elements for fixing the wheels to wheel braces; orientation braces for attachment to skis; orientation elements for connecting the stroller or the bicycle trailer to the orientation braces and for fixing an orientation of the stroller or the bicycle trailer with respect to the skis; a rigger element for connecting to a ski and including a runner element; and yokes for connection to the skis, the yokes attachable to a source of energy for propelling the ski conversion device. In a first position, the runner element is locatable between the first and second skis. In a second position, the runner element is locatable beyond the first ski in a direction from the second ski toward the first ski.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Charles M. Love
  • Publication number: 20130154212
    Abstract: A trailer includes a trailer frame having a hitch. A stationary support base is joined to the trailer frame. Two support plates are slidably guided on the support base toward and away from each other. A pair of wheel assemblies is provided, wherein a wheel assembly is mounted to an end of each of the support plates remote from the other support plate such that a distance between the wheel assemblies varies with movement of the support plates on the support base. A pair of drive links is provided wherein a drive link is joined to each of the support plates. A drive mechanism is joined to the drive links and configured to selectively move the support plates toward or away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: AWOL Outdoors, Inc.
    Inventor: AWOL Outdoors, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8276920
    Abstract: A Carpet slider for baby strollers has a flexible mat on top of which a stroller is placed. A pair of straps curl up the front and the back of the mat. The straps are configured so that, depending upon the way a particular stroller is built, they are joined, from back to front, either on the outside or the inside of the frame holding the wheels so that they are securedly held in place and cannot slide off. A pair of rigid member for anchoring the straps and give structural integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis Clapp
  • Publication number: 20110101634
    Abstract: A ski conversion device for a bicycle trailer with first and second wheels, including: first and second wheel braces for attachment to first and second skis and for receiving the first and second wheels, respectively; first and second yoke braces for attachment to the first and second skis, respectively; a plurality of strap braces for attachment to the first and second skis; a first plurality of connecting elements for fixing the first and second wheels with respect to the first and second wheel braces, respectively; a plurality of stabilizing straps for connecting the trailer to the plurality of strap braces and for fixing an orientation of the trailer with respect to the first and second skis; and first and second yokes with respective first ends connected to the first and second yoke braces, respectively, the first and second yokes attachable to a source of energy for propelling the ski conversion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Charles M. Love
  • Publication number: 20100289231
    Abstract: A ski add-on kit for fitting under the wheels of baby strollers generally comprises an elongated panel member including a front spatula portion and a rear spatula portion, wherein the spatula portions are formed at an angle to a main surface of the panel member, and an elongated guide slot; a pair of wheel support members adapted to receive and hold a wheel member, wherein the wheel support members are adapted to slide and be releasably held within the guide slot in order to be adapted to releasably hold the wheel member securely therebetween, such that the wheel member can then be supported upon the panel member and slide smoothly along slippery, granular, or other unstable surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Stephane Huot
  • Publication number: 20090174159
    Abstract: The Xtreme Street Sled is a downhill, steerable sled and is a modification of an earlier application (Application No. 11/067,228 filed Feb. 28, 2005 by David A Brush entitled “Street Sled”, copy attached). The components consist of a two-piece metal frame (steel or aluminum) and a fiberglass covering for each frame piece. The front piece has a steering joint attached to a pole that slides into another larger pole firmly attached to the rear frame. The rear frame is fitted for eight skate board wheels and the front frame is fitted for six skate board wheels. The frame is adjustable in length using the fitted pole. The sled is made for the rider to lie prone facing the direction of motion and has handles on the front portion that stick straight up and allow the rider to hold on to each with hands in the “thumbs-up” position and steer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: David Arthur Brush
  • Patent number: 7530582
    Abstract: A vehicle including a frame; a rider support platform supported by the frame; a pair of first wheel units pivotably supported by the frame; a pair of second wheel units supported by the frame; first and second handlebars pivotably supported by the frame; a first linkage connecting the first handlebar to one of the first wheel units so that pivotable movement of the first handlebar causes wheel of the one of the first wheel units to turn relatively to the frame; a second linkage connecting the second handlebar to the other of the first wheel units so that pivotable movement of the second handlebar causes wheel of the other of the first wheel units to turn relatively to the frame; and a movement coordinator which connects the first and second linkages to each other so that pivotable movement of one or both of the first and second handlebars in one direction causes the wheels of both first wheel units to turn in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: P{umlaut over (r)}agmatic Designs Inc.
    Inventors: Julia D Truchsess, James Flechner
  • Patent number: 7407167
    Abstract: A roller skate shoe has cavities, closing members and roller assemblies. A sole of the shoe is formed with the cavities. Two sides of each cavity are formed with notched slots. The closing member is accommodated in the cavity. The closing member has a closing side for closing the cavity, and is formed with two cut edges corresponding to the notched slots. The roller assembly mounted on the closing member includes a roller base, a roller body mounted in the roller base, and two control assemblies respectively mounted to two sides of the roller base corresponding to the cut edges and the notched slots. The roller assembly is separated from the cavity using the control assembly so that the closing member may be detached from the roller and reversed to close the cavity to prevent foreign objects from entering the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Inventor: Yu-Chun Chou
  • Patent number: 7021636
    Abstract: A typically one-rider non-powered sports/recreational vehicle has a main body that can be easily converted between a wheeled coaster-wagon configuration and a snow-sled configuration with runners. Typically there are four wheels or four runners: two at front, steerable from a handlebar, and two fixed at rear. For braking in the coaster-wagon configuration, a pair of brake shoe pads, attached to the handlebar, press against the front tires to act as brake shoes when the handlebar is twisted radially via a pair of user handgrips. In the snow-sled configuration, a braking panel, attached centrally on the handlebar, moves downwardly to brake by engaging oncoming snow. In normal use as a coaster or sled, when not braking, this braking panel is nested in an unobtrusive location immediately beneath the front of the main body platform, retained there by spring action that also provides braking hold-off in the coaster-wagon configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Oliver Berliner
  • Patent number: 6981705
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting cargo over snowy and icy surfaces includes a plurality of elongate ski members and a plurality of clamping members connected to the respective top surfaces of the plurality of ski members. The plurality of clamping members are movable between forward and rearward positions for receiving a bottom portion of a cargo and maintaining same in a substantially stable position during transportation. The plurality of clamping members include a plurality of support members extending upwardly from the respective top surfaces of the plurality of ski members and each have an elongate slot formed therethrough for allowing the plurality of clamping members to move between forward and rearward positions when a cargo is tilted forwardly and rearwardly, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Inventor: Stephen C. Jolley
  • Patent number: 6824148
    Abstract: A conversion sled for stroller wheels including a sled portion comprised of an arcuate ski rotatably coupled with the bifurcated bracket of the stroller frame in a spaced relationship with respect to the stroller wheel. A number of sled portions corresponds with a number of stroller wheels of the stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventors: Theodore Key, Melinda Key
  • Patent number: 6708989
    Abstract: The new skis for converting a wheeled push vehicle into a slidable push vehicle have a front anchor on their upper surfaces at a location proximate to the toe end and a rear anchor on their upper surfaces at a location proximate to the heel end. A flexible front harness assembly is attached to the front anchor, and a flexible rear harness assembly is attached to the rear anchor. The distance between the front anchor and the rear anchor is such that any aligned fore and aft wheel assemblies of a wheeled push vehicle to which the ski is capable of being attached can be positioned on the upper surface of the ski between the front and rear anchors to permit the front and rear harness assemblies to draw the fore and aft wheel assemblies away from each other and in a downward direction on the ski. A simple strap can serve as a harness assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Inventor: Kathryn M. Braun
  • Patent number: 6682082
    Abstract: A wide ski-like apparatus is provided that can be easily and quickly attached to the axle, or axles, of the larger sized icehouses and trailers in common use today. This is accomplished by the use of a ski-like apparatus that is attached to a wheel rim that corresponds in size and lug pattern to existing rims. A second embodiment attaches directly to the wheels of the trailer or icehouse. The use of skis on snow covered or icy surfaces reduces the amount of friction created by movement of the icehouse and thus, makes it easier to move it into position on the lake or river's frozen surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventor: Steven Lloyd Dalen
  • Patent number: 6511079
    Abstract: A convertible snow cycle/bicycle apparatus for providing a vehicle which can be used all year long. The convertible snow cycle/bicycle apparatus includes a frame including a front portion and a rear portion; and also includes a steering assembly being attached to the front portion of the frame; and further includes a seat mounted upon the rear portion of the frame; and also includes a drive assembly including axle members being attached to the frame and also including a ski assembly being removably mounted to the steering assembly and further including a track assembly being mounted to the axle members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Leroy R. Charles, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6279923
    Abstract: A personal winter vehicle has a frame which includes a front portion and a rear portion. Preferably, the front and rear portions of the frame can flex with respect to each other. An operator-controlled motivator for generating torque, such as a pedal crank, is mounted on the frame. A drive assembly is attached to the rear portion of the frame and is mechanically coupled to and receives torque from the motivator. The drive assembly preferably includes a drive wheel rotatably attached to the rear portion of the frame and coupled to the motivator via mechanical coupling, and a track disposed around part of the circumference of the drive wheel. The drive assembly also may include a guide wheel rotatably attached to the frame and disposed in front of the drive wheel. The track is also disposed around the guide wheel. The front of the vehicle may include a ski which is turnable by operation of handlebars. Alternatively, there may be provided a front wheel also having a track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventors: Anthony P. Cardillo, Jr., Jeffrey R. Cardillo, Thomas J. Barresi
  • Patent number: 5653456
    Abstract: A ski system for ice fishing shanties is composed of at least two ski members and a plurality of mounting brackets connected with the underside of the floor of the ice fishing shanty which engage the ski members in a selectively removable manner. Each ski member includes a substantially flat elongated ski body and a shovel connected thereto at an incline of approximately between fifty and fifty-five degrees with respect thereto. Each ski member further includes at least two legs projecting perpendicularly with respect to the top side of the elongated ski body. Each leg has a distal top end to which is attached a lip. The lip projects substantially parallel with the elongated ski body toward the tail end thereof. The mounting brackets are spaced and dimensioned to receive, respectively, each of the lips, thereby releasably securing the ski members to the ice fishing shanty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Inventor: Bryan M. Mough
  • Patent number: 5620191
    Abstract: A sled for moving a plurality of objects, such as beach equipment, over varied terrain having soft and hard surfaces such as sand, mud, snow, concrete, brick, cobblestone and asphalt. Advantageously, the sled is adapted to serve as a table, and is provided with holes for receiving the beach umbrella and for cups or drinking glasses. A plurality of holding tubes, sized to fit within the holes, receive and vertically support fishing rods, as well as garden implements and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Inventor: Edward E. Sayette
  • Patent number: 5427390
    Abstract: A ski attachment for operatively mounting onto one wheel of a wheeled vehicle, typically an unpowered wheeled vehicle such as a baby carriage or wagon, is disclosed. The wheel has an annular tire portion and a thinner centrally disposed hub portion. The ski attachment comprises a generally planar, elongated runner portion and upturned front and rear portions. A single attachment member has first and second co-operating arm members mounted on said base portion and extending upwardly from the ski member with first and second opposed gripping members mounted on the first and second arm members, respectively. The first and second gripping members are shaped and dimensioned so as to engage the hub portion of the wheel. A spring member is used to bias the first and second arm members into closing engagement so as to provide a gripping force therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Stroll-Ski, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Scott Duncan, Ross A. Lisson
  • Patent number: 5413361
    Abstract: A ski-rail is provided for a wagon having a side rail with a lip and four wheels, which consists of an assembly for forming a segmented railing, which is assembled onto and about the lip on the side rail of the wagon, to help keep a child in the wagon when used during the summer months. A unit for forming four runners form the disassembled segmented railing assembly is then assembled onto the four wheels, so as to convert the wagon into a sled, to allow it to be used on ice and snow during the winter months.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Inventor: Max B. Mosher
  • Patent number: 4832357
    Abstract: A rocker apparatus for use on a wheelchair is illustrated as including arcuate members carried on opposed sides of an unobstructed base, a means for securing the wheelchair to the base, a trough for accommodating large rear wheels of the wheelchair to prevent rolling during rocking and ramps for easy entrance on to and exit from the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Inventor: Randolph E. Crew
  • Patent number: 4805934
    Abstract: A slip-on attachment apparatus (10) for the conventional wheels (100) of a typical skateboard device (101) wherein the attachment apparatus (10) comprises a plurality of attachment members (11) including a generally elongated hollow cylindrical housing (13) having at least one outwardly and radially disposed narrow runner element (12) formed thereon; wherein, the interior of the cylindrical housing (13) is adapted to engage the outer periphery of the wheels (100) of a skateboard (101).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Inventor: Kem E. Mullenax
  • Patent number: 4778190
    Abstract: A ski attachment for pivotal attachment to the axle or transverse rod-like member of a wheeled vehicle which comprises at least one ski having an elongated runner with an upturned front tip, an upstanding pedestal mounting on said elongated runner behind said front tip, said pedestal having an upper distal end with a transverse recess or like means formed therein for pivotally receiving said transverse axle or rod-like member of the vehicle, said pedestal and ski having a total height greater than the radius of the vehicle wheel, and tension biasing means interconnecting the front tip of the ski to the vehicle above the axle for urging the front end of the ski upwardly relative to the vehicle whereby the mounting of obstacles during forward travel of the vehicle is facilitated. In a preferred aspect, the ski attachment of the invention comprises a pair of skis, with means for securing the skis together in spaced side-by-side relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Inventor: John Meredith
  • Patent number: 4577876
    Abstract: A ski attachment for a free-turning vehicle wheel consisting of one or more skis, rigidly joined if more than one, adapted to be placed beneath the wheel in line therewith, a cradle carried on the top of the ski, to the rear of center thereof, and configurated to receive and support the lower portion of the tire of the wheel, and tension devices for drawing the cradle into indenting relation to the tire. The tension devices may consist of connectors joining the cradle to the wheel axle at each side of the wheel, or of steel straps surrounding tire peripherally and joined at their ends to the cradle. A special ski bottom configuration assists in preventing lateral slipping or skidding in turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Inventor: Walter L. Harris
  • Patent number: 4479657
    Abstract: The skis are intended to convert a stroller temporarily into a sled. Each ski is at least as long as the distance between the front and rear edges of the wheels on one side of the stroller and comprises a flat runner having at least one, preferably both ends curved upwardly and a clamping means on the upper surface of each runner for detachably holding each wheel in position on the ski by providing tension forces on the wheels in opposing longitudinal and lateral directions. Preferably, stop members are provided to prevent lateral movement of the wheels on the skis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1984
    Inventor: Florence U. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 4360210
    Abstract: A wheel glide removably mountable to a wheel. A pair of rigid runners are hinged together to allow the positioning of a wheel atop one of the runners with the remaining runner extending upwardly partially around the wheel. A plurality of clamps fixedly mounted to the runners removably and grippingly engage the wheel. In a second embodiment, a longitudinally flexible but laterally rigid strip of material extends peripherally around the wheel and is removably secured thereto by a plurality of clamps. A tie engages two of the clamps to secure the opposite ends of the strip together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1982
    Inventor: Helen L. Osting
  • Patent number: 4291891
    Abstract: A convertible sled is disclosed for use on snow as well as surfaces devoid of snow. The sled comprises a pair of runners rigidly secured to the underside of the sled and three pivotal wheels. The first, front wheel is secured to a rotatable rod extending longitudinally and centrally under the front portion sled. Linkage means connects this rod to two other rods each longitudinally rotatably disposed adjacent one of the runners. An operating lever easily accessible at the front of the sled and secured to the first named rod serves to pivot all three wheels between a first ground-engaging position with the runners off the ground, and a second inoperative retracted position relative to the runners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1981
    Inventor: Claude Blanchette
  • Patent number: 4194753
    Abstract: A ski-shoe-attachment apparatus adapted to be mounted to a conventional skateboard having associated skate trucks and wheels, whereby each wheel thereof has a ski shoe removably mounted thereto, and wherein each ski shoe comprises a substantially flat carriage platform having an upturned front end member and a pair of longitudinal side-flanged runners to allow the shoes to slide over the snow in the same manner as conventional skis. Each ski shoe is provided with a pair of aligned slots to receive a flexible strap whereby each wheel is mounted to a ski shoe, and including holding blocks positioned against each wheel of the skateboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1980
    Inventor: Delbert Schrishuhn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4161323
    Abstract: Snow ski apparatus that can be removably attached to a standard roller skate board or form part of a roller skate board arrangement. The apparatus includes a fore ski section and a rear ski section in longitudinal alignment to be connected respectively to the front axle and the rear axle of a roller skate board. As each axle of the skate board is mounted for limited turning movement, the ski sections of the resulting ski board can be manipulated in substantially the same manner as the rollers of an ordinary roller skate board. The adjacent ends of the ski sections are interconnected by a resilient connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1979
    Inventor: Maxwell T. Wetteland
  • Patent number: 4116455
    Abstract: A skateboard ski apparatus wherein a skateboard platform and related skate trucks are combined with removable ski shoes, the ski shoe having a substantially flat body member provided on its lower surface with parallel runners, and on its upper surface with support ribs adapted to either receive wheels of an existing skateboard or the axles of the wheel-truck assembly. The forward end of the preferred arrangement of the ski shoe includes an upwardly turned end to allow the apparatus to slide over the snow. A second arrangement includes a ski shoe having both ends adapted with upturned ends so that the skateboard ski can be used in either a backward or forward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1978
    Inventors: Donald R. Dotson, Ronald R. Smith