Drag Patents (Class 280/19)
  • Patent number: 10450710
    Abstract: A system for removing snow from easily damaged surfaces such as artificial turf athletic fields includes a modified snow blower used in combination with a vehicle towing a sled. The sled can be a large polymer sheet with side straps and draw bars at one or both ends. The sled also includes tow straps or other attachments for coupling to the vehicle. The snow blower, which can be independent or driven by another vehicle, is modified to cover its cutting edge with an edge guard and to include a set of wheels behind the auger housing. In operation, the snow blower can travel alongside the vehicle and sled and discharge snow onto the sled. When desirable, the sled can be towed to a snow discharge area and emptied. For best results, the snow blower should travel at a constant speed while the sled travels at a variable speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Ron Matthew Moore
  • Patent number: 10357411
    Abstract: A device for rescuing a downed firefighter comprising a first rigid non flammable leg having a proximal end and a distal end, a second rigid non flammable leg having a proximal end and a distal end, a connecting member, the proximal end of the first leg and the second leg being connected to the connecting member, the first and second rigid non flammable legs diverging outwardly from the proximal ends to the distal ends, a grasping element being secured to the connecting member, at least one flexible cross member extending between the first leg and the second leg, and at least one flexible strap secured to at least one of the legs or cross member. The device is particularly useful for rescuing downed firefighters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Donald Pelletier, Pierre Pelletier
  • Patent number: 9499930
    Abstract: An elevator cover assembly having a cover pad and a trim with openings for receiving a hanging knob inside the elevator is disclosed. The trim is a separate piece attached to the elevator cover after openings are made in the trim. The trim slits formed therein are sized and positioned to receive hanging knobs. The trim is made of a flexible material that can be deformed to broaden the openings to more easily position the openings over the knobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Harry Miller Company
    Inventors: Harry Miller, Michael Frisch, Ray Metcalfe
  • Patent number: 9403551
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a frame (4) for a sports board (2) with a length direction (X) and a width direction (Y), wherein the frame comprises a base frame portion (6) for mounting the frame on the sports board along the length direction of the sports board, a supporting frame part (8) provided with a frame connection (18) with the base frame portion, wherein the width direction (Y) of the supporting frame part (8) is in use substantially parallel to the length direction (X) of the sports board (2), at least one handle (46, 48) attached to the base frame portion (6) along the width direction (Y) of the supporting frame part (8), a seat (36) for supporting a bottom of a user in use, wherein the seat (36) is attached to the supporting frame part (8) aligned with the at least one handle, wherein a front side (37) of the seat is substantially parallel to the width direction of the supporting frame part (8), wherein the frame connection comprises an in at least a length direction of the suppor
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Regina Johanna Albertina Van Der Werf, Laura Klauss, Tim Helming
  • Patent number: 9296364
    Abstract: A device for removing snow from a vehicle comprising a flat sheet of sturdy flexible material having elongated opposite side sections and substantially shorter opposite end sections. Each end section has a spaced apart pair of handles for manual manipulation of the sheet and each end section has two spaced apart straps with hooks at the end. An end of the sheet is entered in a door opening with the sheet stretched over the top of the vehicle and moved back and forth to remove snow and a pair of hooks may be engaged with a fender edge with the sheet stretched over the hood or trunk lid to remove snow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Anthony Albert Grano
  • Patent number: 9283980
    Abstract: A slideable transport device that can be used to move articles across or over horizontal and, in particular, inclined or angled structure or surfaces. More specifically, the subject invention provides one or more embodiments of a cushioned slider, or similar device, capable of moving articles up and down an incline, such as stairs or a hill, and also across more horizontal surfaces, such as floors or ground. Embodiments of the invention include a method by which articles can be transported by dragging up or down stairs or other inclined ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Karen Elaine Rogier
  • Patent number: 9232699
    Abstract: The transportation tarp assembly includes a panel that is positionable on a support surface. An object is positionable upon the panel. A belt is provided. The belt is worn by a user. A clip is operationally coupled to the belt. A rope is coupled between the clip and the panel. The user tows the objects on the panel. Once the user arrives at the intended destination, a selected rope is disconnected, and the user walks forward in order for the tarp to flip over thereby dumping the objects at the intended destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: John Tosto
  • Patent number: 8991835
    Abstract: Lightweight inexpensive sleds, made of tough plastic or similar material, are disclosed for transporting injured people or inert loads. Tensile towing forces applied to a strap are distributed to avoid tearing the sled body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: ARC Products, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan A. Wolf, Clifford G. Adkins
  • Publication number: 20150061245
    Abstract: A slideable transport device that can be used to move articles across or over horizontal and, in particular, inclined or angled structure or surfaces. More specifically, the subject invention provides one or more embodiments of a cushioned slider, or similar device, capable of moving articles up and down an incline, such as stairs or a hill, and also across more horizontal surfaces, such as floors or ground. Embodiments of the invention include a method by which articles can be transported by dragging up or down stairs or other inclined ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: KAREN ELAINE ROGIER
  • Patent number: 8955892
    Abstract: A mat for gathering and hauling materials is herein disclosed. The mat has handles on either end for a user to easily grab and pull or carry. Additionally, the edges of the mat may be raised by securing dowels in the corners of the mat and raising the dowels perpendicular to the ground, as by pulling the dowel upward into a standing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen D. Shumate
  • Patent number: 8936253
    Abstract: A system related to providing a rescue sled vehicle to move an injured or wounded person from a hostile ‘battlefield condition’ environment to a safer environment for medical triage. The rescue sled comprises flexible hinged sections allowing for serpentine movement as well as vertical flexible movement to assist in rescue operations needing extraction from almost any type of structure or environment, particularly narrow areas and/or sloped ground/stairs. Further, the rescue sled is single rescuer carryable while providing the rescuer hands-free operation during entrance and exit operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas J. Rizzi
  • Publication number: 20150016896
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gabion deployment platform for storing a folded multi-compartment gabion and from which the gabion can be deployed, the deployment platform comprising: a base element for supporting the folded multi-compartmental gabion, the base element comprising a first member configured to extend along at least a part of a first side of said folded multi-compartment gabion, and a second member, extending transversely from said first member, said second member configured to extend along at least a part of a second side of said folded multi-compartmental gabion; and at least one retaining element, coupled at a first end thereof to said base element, said at least one retaining element being releasably attached, connected or retentively engaged, at least at one point of said at least one retaining element, by way of at least one releasable attaching, connecting or retentive engaging means, to a portion of a compartment of said folded multi-compartment gabion, said at least one retaining ele
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Kenny Scott
  • Publication number: 20140265180
    Abstract: It is connected to a lawn tractor or vehicle for towing any foldable sheet type material such as a tarp, (construction) plastic, or cloth across the ground to move large debris or material. This assembly contains multiple tubing, stabilizers, and hardware that allow a direct connection to a lawn tractor or a vehicle/ATV using a standard receiver type hitch. The sheet material is folded and then rolled onto the tarp connection tube and then attached to the tarp support tube. When towing, the clamping point gets tighter the harder you pull on it, making it a strong connection. Now the material is tightly gripped between these two tubes, which allow the use of any type of foldable sheet material for towing. This design eliminates the need to use any type of grommet load connection points within the sheet material that could be easily pulled out during heavy loads or use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Edward Arnurius
  • Patent number: 8814180
    Abstract: It is connected to a lawn tractor or vehicle for towing any foldable sheet type material such as a tarp, (construction) plastic, or cloth across the ground to move large debris or material. This assembly contains multiple tubing, stabilizers, and hardware that allow a direct connection to a lawn tractor or a vehicle/ATV using a standard receiver type hitch. The sheet material is folded and then rolled onto the tarp connection tube and then attached to the tarp support tube. When towing, the clamping point gets tighter the harder you pull on it, making it a strong connection. Now the material is tightly gripped between these two tubes, which allow the use of any type of foldable sheet material for towing. This design eliminates the need to use any type of grommet load connection points within the sheet material that could be easily pulled out during heavy loads or use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Edward Arnurius
  • Patent number: 8695994
    Abstract: A sliding device for sliding on the ground down a sloped or inclined surface (grass, dirt, sand, synthetic turf, etc.) has an upper deck and a slide mechanism mounted below and in parallel with the upper deck. The slide mechanism has a slide base formed by upper and lower planar members spaced apart and extending horizontally in parallel, with an enclosure formed by left and right braces and front and rear braces with radiused ends, and an endless anti-friction belt is entrained to slide around the slide base. The slide base is formed as an air tight enclosure provided with a portable air pump mechanism, and the lower planar member has an array of small air holes to let pumped air out to form an air layer between the lower planar member and the belt sliding around it for reducing friction and higher downhill sliding speeds. The device may be used for sliding down a hill like a body board, boogie board, surfboard, sled, ski, or skateboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Maratta
  • Patent number: 8635742
    Abstract: A mobility apparatus for transporting objects along a surface includes first and second slider arrangements for supporting an object to be transported. The first and second slider arrangements have a low friction lower surface and a high friction upper surface. The first and second slider arrangements are coupled by a common strap having first and second ends. The mobility apparatus further comprises a loop located near the second end, securing the second slider arrangement to a fixedly attached connection with the common strap. The mobility apparatus further includes first and second openings located in the first slider arrangement such that the first slider arrangement in an unloaded condition freely moves along an adjustment length of the common strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Waxman Consumer Products Group Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Smith, Paul K Metaxatos
  • Publication number: 20130277927
    Abstract: A sand and water sled includes a body member having opposed front and rear ends and a bottom extending between the front and rear ends, the body member having a rear wall extending upwardly from the bottom adjacent the rear end and opposed side walls extending upwardly from the bottom that extend between the rear wall and the front. The bottom includes an upper surface defines a container section adjacent the rear wall. A portable ice chest has a configuration removably received in the container section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Patricia Harvey
  • Patent number: 8333392
    Abstract: Lightweight inexpensive sleds, made of tough plastic or similar material, are disclosed for transporting injured people or inert loads. For rescue sleds, a strong strap is passed through slots around the periphery. This distributes forces in ways that avoid tearing, and it provides secure handholds, allowing people to lift and carry an injured person in a manner comparable to a backboard. A rescue sled including straps weighs only about 6 pounds, and can be carried on foot for miles, affixed to a backpack, making these sleds available immediately when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventors: Bryan A. Wolf, Clifford T. Adkins
  • Patent number: 8313112
    Abstract: A sand sled having a base preferably comprising a polymeric or foam board having a an open ended frame attached thereto with rails extending therebetween. As illustrated the back end of the top rail has a length greater than the bottom rail so that a toddler is in a reclined position while being pulled on the sand sled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Jan Lyon
  • Patent number: 8172238
    Abstract: Lightweight inexpensive sleds, made of tough plastic or similar material, are disclosed for transporting injured people or inert loads. For rescue sleds, a strong strap is passed through slots around the periphery. This distributes forces in ways that avoid tearing, and it provides secure handholds, allowing people to lift and carry an injured person in a manner comparable to a backboard. A rescue sled including straps weighs only about 6 pounds, and can be carried on foot for miles, affixed to a backpack, making these sleds available immediately when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: ARC Products LLC
    Inventors: Bryan A. Wolf, Clifford G. Adkins
  • Patent number: 8066163
    Abstract: A device for moving game after the game has been slain wherein the device acts as a sled or toboggan. A combination of the device is the device in a folded condition and inserted into a container for carrying the device. The container is a fabric bag with appropriate openings and straps for inserting the device and carrying the device, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: John C. Newcomb
  • Publication number: 20110278805
    Abstract: A compact lightweight flexible disposable game carrying sled comprises a flexible high density polyethylene sheet configured to receive game thereon and be dragged along the ground during transport of the game. A plurality of sets of holes defining lines are in spaced locations along the sheet. A plurality of tie down lines are included, with each tie down line weaving through one set of holes to couple the line to the flexible sheet. The tie down lines are configured to completely encircle the game to secure the game to the sheet. A plurality of intersecting uniform material thickness fold lines extend across the sheet, allowing the sheet to be folded to form a compact structure for storage and for transport when not in use and unfolded when the game carrying sled is to be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: GrandView Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Christopher Proch, Kathy Stump Proch
  • Publication number: 20110241300
    Abstract: A simple device for transporting materials is formed of a sheet of a flexible plastics material of generally tear drop shape to define a front tapered converging portion connected directly to a rear semicircular cupping portion. A rope passes through a pair of transversely spaced holes at the front edge to define a forwardly extending handle portion. The rope extends rearwardly along each side of the front portion to a hole at or adjacent a rear edge of the side edge and is covered by a stiffening tube. The rope passes through holes at the rear cupping portion to define a rear portion of the rope outside the sheet across the rear covered by a stiffening tube engaged over the rear portion of the rope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas Schioler, Paul Bundy
  • Publication number: 20110025004
    Abstract: A moldable and stackable evacuation sled that can also be used as a temporary surge capacity bed includes a dual-layer molded sled body having an air space between an inner layer and an outer layer. The sled body has a low-friction bottom surface, a bearing surface having a length and width that renders the bearing surface capable of receiving a human in a prone position, and upturned head, side, and foot portions that are substantially contiguous with the bearing surface and with each other. The sled body also includes a plurality of holes formed in at least the side portions, where the holes are adapted to receive a strap. A circumferential strap is threaded through at least a portion of the holes. Tow straps pass through other holes and loop around the circumferential straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Nathan R. Walkingshaw
  • Patent number: 7832743
    Abstract: A device for manually transporting a carcass 8 or similar sized object includes a transport member 12, at least one hauling member 18 for manually pulling the transport member 12 with a carcass 8 therein, the hauling member 18 being secured to the transport member 12, at least one carcass member 20 for securing the carcass 8 to the transport member 12, and at least one closing member 22 for wrapping the transport member 12 about the carcass 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Alan J. Small
  • Patent number: 7810820
    Abstract: Lightweight inexpensive sleds, made of tough plastic or similar material, are disclosed for transporting injured people or inert loads. For rescue sleds, a strong strap is passed through slots around the periphery. This distributes forces in ways that avoid tearing, and it provides secure handholds, allowing people to lift and carry an injured person in a manner comparable to a backboard. A rescue sled including straps weighs only about 6 pounds, and can be carried on foot for miles, affixed to a backpack, making these sleds available immediately when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: ARC Products LLC
    Inventors: Bryan A. Wolf, Clifford G. Adkins
  • Publication number: 20100253022
    Abstract: Lightweight inexpensive sleds, made of tough plastic or similar material, are disclosed for transporting injured people or inert loads. For rescue sleds, a strong strap is passed through slots around the periphery. This distributes forces in ways that avoid tearing, and it provides secure handholds, allowing people to lift and carry an injured person in a manner comparable to a backboard. A rescue sled including straps weighs only about 6 pounds, and can be carried on foot for miles, affixed to a backpack, making these sleds available immediately when needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: ARC PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Bryan A. Wolf, Clifford G. Adkins
  • Patent number: 7699324
    Abstract: A lightweight, strong, sturdy, and versatile evacuation sled is disclosed. The body of the sled may be manufactured from a single piece of material, stored flat, and folded into its functioning configuration. When folded, the sled has one or more straps that help hold it in its folded configuration and allow maneuvering or carrying the sled. The sled may be readily towed with a towing harness and may be moved down an incline, such as stairs, by means of a rope and belay device. The sled has a low coefficient of friction and is lightweight, allowing the sled to be readily moved and handled without requiring the assistance of multiple people. Additional sleds with foam inserts may be provided to carry equipment such as for life support. The sled may also provide surge capacity for facilities like hospitals, as the sled is designed to be inexpensive and essentially disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan R. Walkingshaw, Steven B. Ostrowski
  • Publication number: 20090160144
    Abstract: A sled formed of a sheet of a flat flexible plastics material includes two holes at the sides rearward of the front edge and at the front edge two further holes such that, when a rope extends between the holes, the rope holds the front edge pulled rearwardly and upwardly to form a curved front of the sled. The holes at the front edge each are arranged with a wider portion, which is dimensioned so that a knot on the rope can pass through the wider portion, and a narrower portion, which is dimensioned to receive the rope but prevents passage of the knot, and a neck between the wider and narrower portions though which the rope can be forced to hold the rope in the narrower portion. The wider portion forms a hand hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Jonathan Kleinsasser
  • Publication number: 20090051131
    Abstract: An apparatus for exercise and rehabilitation includes a carriage which is towed by an operator walking forward. A hitch assembly is couplable between the carriage and a harness worn by the operator. The hitch assembly includes a tow line extending from the harness and a three-pronged attachment couplable between the tow line and the walls of the carriage. The harness has an inner belt adjacent the waist and at least one outer belt worn over the inner belt, the inner belt being wider than the at least one outer belt. Weights may be placed in the carriage to increase the resistance provided by the carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventor: Egbert Warrington
  • Publication number: 20090051132
    Abstract: Apparatus for moving a load includes a flexible plastic sheet having a leading edge, a trailing edge, and two side edges. An elongated rigid element is secured to the leading edge of the sheet adjacent a hand opening through the sheet to provide a handle for pulling the mover when a load is on it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Jeirenne Galloway Masterson, Joe Rex Epps, II, James Harold Moses, John B. Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 7472916
    Abstract: A log hauling device is provided which includes a frame member; a connection means at one end of the frame member for connection of the frame member to a tow vehicle; a log carriage slidably mounted on the frame member; and a retaining member for retaining a log in the log carriage. The log carriage is slidably mounted on the frame member for movement from a log loading position adjacent a proximal end of the frame member to an extended position adjacent to a distal end of the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Inventor: Jason Varcoe
  • Publication number: 20080224429
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed that enable towing a least one seated person across wet sand, typically but not exclusively for recreational purposes, such as at a beach. The apparatus includes a platform with at least one seat installed, and with a towing means, such as a cord or a rod, attached to the front. The bottom surface of the platform provides low friction when placed on wet sand. The at least one seat is either inflatable or foam-filled. Preferably, handles and/or seat belts are provided. In some embodiments, an attachment point is provided at the rear of the platform so as to allow attachment to the front of a second platform, thereby forming a chain of platforms that can be towed as a group. Additional entertainment and convenience items can also be attached to the platform, such as a cup holder, a carrying basket, or a toy horn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: Jennifer Watson
  • Patent number: 7422220
    Abstract: A lightweight, strong, sturdy, and versatile evacuation sled is disclosed. The body of the sled may be manufactured from a single piece of material, stored flat, and folded into its functioning configuration. When folded, the sled has one or more straps that help hold it in its folded configuration and allow maneuvering or carrying the sled. The sled may be readily towed with a towing harness and may be moved down an incline, such as stairs, by means of a rope and belay device. The sled has a low coefficient of friction and is lightweight, allowing the sled to be readily moved and handled without requiring the assistance of multiple people. Additional sleds with foam inserts may be provided to carry equipment such as for life support. The sled may also provide surge capacity for facilities like hospitals, as the sled is designed to be inexpensive and essentially disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Descent Control Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan R. Walkingshaw, Steven B. Ostrowski
  • Patent number: 7416192
    Abstract: A sled having an aerosol container containing a coloring fluid so as to allow the user to leave behind one or two colored trails showing where the sled has gone. The aerosol container is in a jacket attached to a movable mounting plate. The tilt actuator of the container is activated by a trigger wire which is attached to a trigger on the sled handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Larry J. Feller
  • Patent number: 7417437
    Abstract: A portable assembly includes a multi-level housing having a vertically oriented back wall and an elongated rectilinear axle conjoined thereto. The housing further includes an elongated handle having a lower end portion monolithically formed with the back wall. A plurality of rotatable wheels operably communicate with the axle end portions and a plurality of coextensive shelves are conjoined to the back wall. The assembly further includes a mechanism for testing a variety of battery charging systems. The testing mechanism includes a plurality of power receptacles integrally connected to the back wall and spaced above a top one of the shelves. A battery-charger testing device is nested on one of the shelves for testing 48 volt club car power drive chargers. The battery-charger testing device is provided with a plurality of fuses for testing 36 volt and 48 volt circuits respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Felix H. Torres
  • Publication number: 20070236000
    Abstract: A device for manually transporting a carcass 8 or similar sized object includes a transport member 12, at least one hauling member 18 for manually pulling the transport member 12 with a carcass 8 therein, the hauling member 18 being secured to the transport member 12, at least one carcass member 20 for securing the carcass 8 to the transport member 12, and at least one closing member 22 for wrapping the transport member 12 about the carcass 8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventor: Alan J. Small
  • Patent number: 7032906
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an improved towing apparatus for a rescue toboggan of a type which may be used to transport injured or incapacitated persons over snow and ice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Inventor: Robert J. Wright
  • Patent number: 6926293
    Abstract: A load transport assembly for transporting loads across a sand surface includes a panel that has a peripheral edge that includes a front end, a first side, a second side and a back end. A peripheral wall is attached to and extends upwardly from the peripheral edge. The first portion has an opening extending therethrough. A plurality of pegs is attached to an inner surface of the opening. An elongated flexible tether has a first end and a second end. A handle is attached to the first end. A coupler is attached to the second end. The coupler is selectively extended around the pegs such that the tether is attached to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Jacquelyn S. Pope
  • Patent number: 6641446
    Abstract: A rescue sled for picking up victims of water or ice accidents and transporting them to safety, which sled can be carried in the back of an ambulance or other vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Ronald K. Bentley
  • Patent number: 6623018
    Abstract: A snow sled comprising a unitary body comprising a top portion having a seat portion, a bottom portion engageable with the snow, a rear portion, a front portion, and first and second side portions. The bottom portion and the top portion extend along a longitudinal axis substantially from the rear portion to the front portion. The top portion comprises a first wall portion. The lower portion comprises a second wall portion. The first wall portion of the top portion is spaced less than substantially four inches from the second wall portion of the bottom portion along said longitudinal axis. The top portion may further comprise first and second foot rest portions. The first and second foot rest portions comprise first and second wall portions. The bottom portion may further comprises a third wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Riva Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew F. Fireman, Thomas B. Eckert
  • Publication number: 20030137142
    Abstract: A slide for placement between an object to be moved, such as furniture and flooring over which the object is to be moved. A sheet of substantially rigid material is provided and the bottom face of this sheet is for sliding on a floor surface and the top face is provided for support contact with the furniture or object to be moved. A cloth cover is also provided for fitting over the bottom face of the slide sheet and is provided with elastic securement to keep it attached to the slide sheet. This cloth cover further includes a non-slip elastomer interior backing surface which engages the bottom face of the furniture slide sheet to inhibit slippage therebetween so that the cloth cover does not become accidently dislodged from the slide sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventor: Donald V. Edwards
  • Patent number: 6565101
    Abstract: This hauling tarpaulin can be deployed, loaded with refuse, moved and unloaded by a single person. A stored tarpaulin rolled about a mandrel is easily unrolled and filled with lawn refuse. The mandrel holds the tarpaulin flat on the ground despite wind. When the hauling tarpaulin is filled with refuse, the hauling line is pulled, causing the mandrel to rise up on its legs, and the sides to rise, forming a boat-shaped structure which engulfs the refuse. The hauling tarpaulin then is pulled by the hauling line to the refuse collecting point. At the collecting point the tarpaulin is restored to its flat form and the waste material unloaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Custom Engineering LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Jones, Jr., Robert J. Rayer, III, Margaret M Rayer
  • Publication number: 20030067128
    Abstract: The present invention is a snow sled comprising a unitary body comprising a top portion having a seat portion, a bottom portion engageable with the snow, a rear portion, a front portion, and first and second side portions. The bottom portion and the top portion extend along a longitudinal axis substantially from the rear portion to the front portion. The top portion comprises a first wall portion. The lower portion comprises a second wall portion. The first wall portion of the top portion is spaced less than substantially four inches from the second wall portion of the bottom portion along said longitudinal axis. The top portion may further comprise first and second foot rest portions. The first and second foot rest portions comprise first and second wall portions. The bottom portion may further comprises a third wall portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Andrew F. Fireman, Thomas B. Eckert
  • Publication number: 20020195781
    Abstract: This hauling tarpaulin can be deployed, loaded with refuse, moved and unloaded by a single person. A stored tarpaulin rolled about a mandrel is easily unrolled and filled with lawn refuse. The mandrel holds the tarpaulin flat on the ground despite wind. When the hauling tarpaulin is filled with refuse, the hauling line is pulled, causing the mandrel to rise up on its legs, and the sides to rise, forming a boat-shaped structure which engulfs the refuse. The hauling tarpaulin then is pulled by the hauling line to the refuse collecting point. At the collecting point the tarpaulin is restored to its flat form and the waste material unloaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Jones, Robert J. Rayer, Margaret M. Rayer
  • Patent number: 6310551
    Abstract: An alpine rescue alert assembly operated by a ski patrol member. The rescue alert assembly adapted for mounting between a pair of toboggan handles pivotally attached to the front of a toboggan. The toboggan used for carrying an injured skier. The alert assembly includes a battery received in a battery tray attached to a side of one of the handles. The assembly also includes a pole mounting base. The pole mounting base rotatably mounted on a pivot pin ring. The pivot pin ring is attached to a ring bracket mounted on and expending upwardly from an assembly brace. A lower end of a pivot pole is releasably attached to the pole mounting base. The pole mounting base allows the pole to be raised from a lowered horizontal position upwardly to a vertical position when the alert assembly is in use. An upper end of the pivot pole includes a strobe light and a siren mounted thereon. The strobe light and siren include electrical wiring connected to the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Inventor: David G. Croft
  • Patent number: 6276698
    Abstract: A collapsible game tote includes a disassembleable rigid peripheral frame with a flexible sheet removably secured thereover for the support and carriage of killed large game or other articles thereon. The longitudinal members of the frame may be formed of sections of EMT material, or may alternatively be formed of poles cut in the field, if so desired. The assembly may be compactly folded for carriage upon an all terrain vehicle, and may be quickly and easily assembled in the field for the transport of a large game animal or other heavy or bulky load from the field to a road, campsite, or other location as desired. The front crossmember is equipped with a removably installable hitch for connecting the present tote to a conventional trailer hitch ball. The hitch has a generally circular loop having an inside diameter for passing over the hitch ball of the towing vehicle, and a narrower elongate forward extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Inventor: Anthony L. Calandra
  • Patent number: 5984360
    Abstract: A furniture slide for placement between an object to be moved and the flooring over which it is to be moved. The slide is formed of an elongate sheet of flexible material having opposing ends and side walls joining said opposing ends when viewed in plan. The sheet has opposing faces when viewed in side with one of the faces for abutting support and sliding contact with a floor surface and the other face having a compressible material fixed thereon for an abutting support contact with an object to be moved. A hole and grommet are formed on one or both ends of the sheet of material for applying force for movement of the slide. Preferably, the ends of the slide are substantially arcuate in configuration from side wall to side wall. The sheet of material preferably comprises a plastic material, preferably high density polyethylene material, and said compressible material comprises a rubber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventors: Donald Jay Edwards, Donald V Edwards
  • Patent number: 5967532
    Abstract: An auger carrier designed to hold augers and to be towed behind a snow machine. The device has a curved bottom plate that holds the auger cutting head. Two extension arms are attached to the curved plate. The extension arms are used to extend the length of the auger carrier so that the full length of the auger can be carried. At the top of the extension arms is the mounting plate assembly. This assembly has a fixture for mounting the auger carrier to the back frame of a snow machine, which is then connected by a pivot to a locking mechanism that secures the handle of the auger. The pivot allows the auger carrier to move freely with respect to the snow machine while under tow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventor: Edward Mooney
  • Patent number: 5941540
    Abstract: A knee board that comprises an elongate board, which is used in combination with a tow rope that defines a grasping loop, having top and bottom surfaces spaced by a thickness of the board, having a pair of slots formed through the thickness thereof proximate the right and left sides thereof with strap segments attached therein, a pair of smoothly rounded rope hooks extending upwardly from the top surface generally proximate the front of the board, and an elongate seat and knee-grip structure extending upwardly from the top surface generally centrally laterally and along a substantial portion of the length of the board is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Inventor: William F. O'Haire