Wheeled Patents (Class 280/29)
  • Patent number: 10137815
    Abstract: Disclosed is a versatile trailer that may be towed from job site to job site by a vehicle and within a job site be towed by a maintenance cart. The trailer may function as a mobile sweeper to clean smaller parking lots found at schools and parks as well as sweep pathways, lawns, and sidewalks to remove litter, debris, and plant waste. The trailer contains a hopper to collect material both swept by the broom from the area below the trailer as it is towed as well as allowing material to be deposited into the hopper from above the trailer. The hopper is designed so as to allow any material contained within the hopper to be deposited onto the ground or into a dumpster. Finally the trailer is designed so that the electrical power source used to operate the broom and the hopper lift mechanism may be concurrently used by maintenance workers to supply electrical energy needed to operate any electrically based power tools and equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Arthur Zanini
  • Publication number: 20150090718
    Abstract: An apparatus for a portable sail container may store a sail. In an embodiment, the apparatus has a portable sail container having a body and a cap. The body and cap both have a hollow interior. In addition, the body and cap further have energy attenuating means located on the longitudinal interior ends of the body and the cap individually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Suzanne Ron, Daniel Ron, Alexander Ron
  • Publication number: 20150068116
    Abstract: Here invented is a vineyard configuration for maximizing use of the resources of land and sun. It is a configuration based on a low and narrow tractor that enables both narrow spacing of rows of plants in vineyards and formation of canopies that enable nearly complete usage of impinging sunlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: James K. Bullis
  • Publication number: 20140217687
    Abstract: A hand roller skating mechanism in conjunction with an athletic protective mechanism utilizing a glove portion including a front portion and a rear portion, wherein the rear portion includes a wheel retaining portion and a wheel assembly in communication with the wheel retaining portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Pedro Gimena
  • Publication number: 20140167373
    Abstract: The main purpose of my Rolling Recycle Bin Dolly, or Cart, is to make easier the task of taking the household recycling items like paper, cardboard, glass, plastic containers, etc, out to the curb to be picked up. It allows the user to transport both bins in one single trip, with minimum effort as opposed to carrying them by hand. This also helps to avoid physical injuries caused by lifting heavy loads. Another purpose of the cart is to keep the recycle bins together and out of the way, helping keep the garage, driveway or patio uncluttered. Although this cart could be made of welded steel or aluminum pipes, PVC is the most commonly used material because it does not rust, does not need to be painted, and shows no significant deterioration over time, even being exposed to sunlight, cold, heat or rain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Alvaro Cesar Aguirre
  • Patent number: 8746307
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire having a belt structure includes: a first belt layer; a second belt layer in a radially inner position with respect to the first belt layer, a third belt layer in a radially inner position with respect to the first and second belt layers, each belt layer including a plurality of elongated reinforcing elements disposed at a first, second and third belt angle respectively. The first and second belt angles have an absolute value of 15 to 40 degrees; the second angle is of opposite sign with respect to the first belt angle; and the third belt angle has an absolute value of 40 to 90 degrees and is of opposite sign with respect to the second belt angle. The belt structure also includes a zero degree belt layer placed in a radially outer position with repeat to the first belt layer including elongated reinforcing elements arranged such as to form a belt angle which is substantially zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Pirelli Tyre S.p.A.
    Inventors: Guido Luigi Daghini, Stefano Bizzi
  • Patent number: 8608183
    Abstract: The walker with integrated illumination means and alarm wires an alarm and lights into at least one side of a walker. The alarm includes a panic button located adjacent onto of the handles, and upon depression shall signal an alarm via a speaker located elsewhere on said walker. The illumination means includes at least one light that is operated via an on/off switch located adjacent one of the handles. The walker with integrated illumination means and alarm may be of foldable construction or a wheeled construction. An embodiment may include illumination means located and operated on a left side of said walker, whereas another illumination means is located and operated on a right side of said walker. The illumination means and alarm are portably powered, and increase the overall weight of the walker by a negligible margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Kiho Woo
  • Patent number: 8567804
    Abstract: A mobile device for supporting a user in a standing, sitting, or kneeling position such as to increase the mobility of paraplegic persons or other users incapable of moving as desired. The mobile device includes a drivable base having wheels and/or track members, a platform pivotally connected to the base and movable from a horizontal position to a forwardly-angled position, an actuator connected to the platform for angular adjustment of the platform, a pair of leg supporting assemblies connected to the platform and being hinged along a lengthwise axis, a pair of actuators connected to the leg supporting assemblies for pivoting the leg supporting assemblies, and a securing assembly connected to the leg supporting assemblies for securing a user to the device. The device also includes a wireless handheld controller for operating the drive unit and actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Jody M. Hoenhause
  • Patent number: 8558487
    Abstract: A remote controlled circuit breaker for battery powered riding toys and method of using is disclosed. The circuit breaker is capable of being installed into standard electrical systems of battery powered riding toys via complementary connectors. If the child encounters danger while riding, the handler of the remote control can push the “Stop” button to switch the circuit breaker, thus preventing electric current flow through the toy. Once danger is averted, the handler of the remote control can push the “Go” button, which switches the circuit breaker to allow current flow from the battery to the motor, and thus allowing movement of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Steven W. Gabbie
  • Publication number: 20130181417
    Abstract: A snowboard training device, including: a board; a first wheel assembly connected to an underside of the board and including first and second pairs of rotatable wheels with first and second axis of rotation, respectively; and a second wheel assembly connected to the underside of the board and including third and fourth pairs of rotatable wheels with third and fourth axis of rotation, respectively. The first and second axis are non-parallel. The third and fourth axis are non-parallel. The first and second portions of the first and second wheel assemblies, respectively, are displaceable with respect to the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130181589
    Abstract: Hinged assemblies, and children's products including at least one hinged assembly, include a base member and a hinged member operatively and pivotally coupled to the base member to define a hinge. The hinge is configured to release if an obstruction is positioned between the hinged member and the base member while the hinged member is being closed and if a closing torque is greater than or equal to a release torque. The hinge also may be configured to not release when an opening torque is applied when the hinged member is in its open position even when the opening torque is greater than the release torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Howell, Charles D. Smith, Jon Paul Castiglione
  • Publication number: 20130106070
    Abstract: The walker with integrated illumination means and alarm wires an alarm and lights into at least one side of a walker. The alarm includes a panic button located adjacent onto of the handles, and upon depression shall signal an alarm via a speaker located elsewhere on said walker. The illumination means includes at least one light that is operated via an on/off switch located adjacent one of the handles. The walker with integrated illumination means and alarm may be of foldable construction or a wheeled construction. An embodiment may include illumination means located and operated on a left side of said walker, whereas another illumination means is located and operated on a right side of said walker. The illumination means and alarm are portably powered, and increase the overall weight of the walker by a negligible margin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: KIHO WOO
  • Patent number: 8423228
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting a decrease in air pressure of a tire attached to a vehicle includes a rotation speed detection means for periodically detecting rotation speeds of tires of respective wheels of the vehicle; a rotation wheel speed ratio calculation means for calculating a rotation wheel speed ratio between front wheels and rear wheels of the vehicle; a wheel torque calculation means for calculating a wheel torque of the vehicle; an initialization means for obtaining a relation at a normal internal pressure between the wheel torque and the rotation wheel speed ratio; a comparison means for comparing the rotation wheel speed ratio with the rotation wheel speed ratio at a normal internal pressure obtained from the wheel torque and the relation; and a determination means for correcting the comparison result by a front-to-rear direction acceleration and determining whether there is a tire having a decreased air pressure or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuji Oshiro
  • Patent number: 8348285
    Abstract: Improved blow-molded wheels, methods for producing the same, and children's ride-on vehicles including the same are disclosed. The blow-molded wheels may include a blow-molded body that has a tread surface, first and second sidewalls and an axis. The body may be configured to rotate about the axis. The tread surface may extend circumferentially around the body and may extend between the first and second sidewalls. A first region of the tread surface may be disposed between the first sidewall and the central circumference of the blow-molded body. A second region of the tread surface may be disposed between the second sidewall and the central circumference of the blow-molded body. A recessed region may be positioned between the first region and the second region with the radial distance to the recessed region being less than the radial distances to the first and second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert L. Arendt, James R. Carducci, Christopher F. Lucas
  • Publication number: 20120318311
    Abstract: A portable, foldable, and multifunctional mobility aid apparatus that assists a user in standing, sitting, and/or walking process. The apparatus has an integrated power source and is based on 4 wheels. Users can stand on it and drive it as an electric mobility device, or disable it and use it as a passive walker. The apparatus has a pair of supporting beams with adjustable width to be placed under the user armpits and support the user in standing up, sitting down, and/or moving around. The apparatus can be controlled by a control panel mounted on a pair of handles, and its functions can be controlled by the user with no need for help from another person. The apparatus can be minimized by a combination of multiple telescopic vertical minimization mechanisms and multiple folding mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Ahmad AlSayed M. Alghazi
  • Publication number: 20120306172
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for handling and translating a spent nuclear fuel storage cask. The apparatus comprises a body for supporting the cask close to the ground so that the cask and the apparatus can pass underneath over head doors. The apparatus further comprises rollers for translating the cask, the rollers adapted to move between a retracted position and an extended position, wherein when the rollers are in the retracted position, the rollers do not contact a ground surface. The apparatus additionally supports the storage cask during spent nuclear fuel transfer procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
  • Publication number: 20120248719
    Abstract: A multi-wheeled base for a mobile cart includes one or more swiveling, optionally locking, caster wheels and one or more non-swiveling traction wheels to improve the maneuverability of the cart by making it easier to steer and stop. The traction wheels may be manually-engaged traction wheels, which may be operated by a cam and lever. The traction wheels may also be automatically-engaged traction wheels operated by a motor and a threaded shaft, and activated by a motion-sensitive sensor or by an on/off electrical switch or button. The traction wheels are preferably in contact with the floor when the mobile cart is moving, and raised above the surface of the floor when the cart is stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Jaco, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred P. Rossini, Jeffrey M. Silverman, Thomas Bagley
  • Publication number: 20120242050
    Abstract: A stroller wheel assembly has a wheel mount with an interior cavity and defining a generally vertical housing axis. An axle is carried by the wheel mount and a wheel is carried on the axle and rotatable about a rolling axis oriented perpendicular to the housing axis. A leg of a stroller frame has an end section coupled to the wheel mount. A suspension spring has one end borne against a spring stop on the wheel mount within the interior cavity and an opposite end borne against a fixed stop. The spring resiliently supports the wheel mount for movement against a bias force and by the bias force of the spring relative to the leg along the housing axis. The wheel assembly can also be capable of swiveling about the housing axis relative to the leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Brady Matthew Schroeder, Thomas M. Perrin
  • Publication number: 20120242051
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a roll-off bin equipped with a set of wheels mounted near the rear section of the bin. The wheels consist of pneumatic or dense foam filled rubber tires mounted on steel rims. The wheels are custom mounted on axles of proper gross axle weight rating for the bin's size. When the bin is being unloaded to the ground from a roll-off truck, the wheels make first contact with the ground, thereby minimizing potential damages to the landing surface. The roll-off bin is also equipped with a set of mechanical or hydraulic jacks, mounted at or near the front section of the bin. With the assistance of a roll-off lifting equipment, the jacks provide a means of leveling the bin in its final position on the ground surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Marcel A. LACASSE
  • Patent number: 8265820
    Abstract: A saddle riding type vehicle includes a support mechanism arranged to support a pair of wheels to be movable up and down relative to a vehicle body, a lock mechanism connectable to the support mechanism and arranged to limit up-and-down motion of the pair of wheels, various sensors arranged to detect vehicle states, and a controller arranged to control the lock mechanism based on results of detection by the various sensors. The controller controls the lean limitation to the up-and-down motion of the pair of wheels and its cancellation automatically. The rider need not carry out a special control for operating the lock mechanism. In addition, the lock mechanism is controlled according to the vehicle states, which allows the rider to travel lightly and comfortably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuo Hara, Kenichi Watanabe, Yasuhiro Oomura, Takafumi Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20120223494
    Abstract: A storage tote includes a base and a selectively movable lid. A support assembly is secured to the base. The support assembly is movable between a folded position and a deployed position. In the folded position, the support assembly extends generally parallel to the surface upon which it is supported. In the deployed position the support assembly extends generally downwardly to support the base at a height substantially above the support surface. In this manner, the storage tote may be configured in at least two orientations as desired for access by the user thereof. The support assembly may include a pair of opposing legs. The support assembly may additionally include a one or more pairs of wheels for selective movement of the storage tote from one location to another. A leg retention assembly may be provided for securing the legs in the folded position to prevent accidental or otherwise unwanted movement of the legs from the folded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Greene, Charles E. Wagner
  • Patent number: 8164429
    Abstract: A children's ride-on vehicle is disclosed. In some embodiments, the vehicle may include at least one driven wheel and a drive assembly adapted to selectively drive the rotation of the at least one driven wheel. The drive assembly may include at least one electric motor, a battery assembly including at least one battery and adapted to provide a plurality of voltages to the at least one electric motor, and at least one user input device positioned to receive inputs from a child sitting on the at least one seat, and adapted to select among the plurality of voltages and to apply that selected voltage to the at least one electric motor; and an electronics system adapted to detect the applied voltage to the at least one electric motor and to generate at least one of an audio output and a visual output based, at least in part, on the applied voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Reynolds, Richard A. Zirnheld
  • Publication number: 20120080857
    Abstract: Clo's Mobile Med Helper comprises a small portable medical cart that converts into a workstation. The device is designed to hold medical supplies and can be easily transported in a vehicle. The invention is comprised of a medical cart that is similar in size and shape to a standard suitcase on two wheels. It also includes a pullout handle. The design includes drawers, or compartments, of various sizes and may be user-customizable. These drawers hold a variety of medical supplies and tools. Each drawer may be labeled according to its contents. The design also includes a slide out table that can be pulled out from the top side of the design, when standing upright. The tabletop will fit securely on top of the unit. There may be a small recess where the table will be secured thereby to prevent movement. There may also be a small hook that drops down from underneath the tabletop in which to hang a garbage bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Charlotte Smith
  • Publication number: 20120074663
    Abstract: A wheel assembly that may be installed on, and removed from, an axle without the need for tools. The wheel assembly includes a wheel, at least one clip supported by the wheel, and a cover securing the clip in position. The wheel assembly is mountable on an axle including a circumferential groove and is retained on the axle by the extension of the clip into the groove. The clip includes an actuator arm extending away from the plane of the wheel so as to be readily accessible for actuation by one's fingers. Actuation of the arm withdraws the clip from the groove to release the wheel from the axle. Preferably two clips are provided diametrically opposite one another, enabling both arms to be actuated simultaneously in a pinching operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: CASCADE ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Brian G. Parker, Michael R. Featherstone, Linda R. Umlor
  • Publication number: 20120045306
    Abstract: A wagon comprising a body portion, the body portion including a plurality of side portions, each of the side portions comprising wire or plastic sides. The wagon also comprises a plurality of reinforcing metal strips on a top and bottom of each of the wire sides; and a plurality of metal strips which extend from the top to the bottom of the body portion. Finally, the wagon includes a plurality of tie down straps in metal or plastic straps extending from a top portion of and side of the utility wagon. When an attachable leaf chute is combined with the utility wagon, it can also fill individual bags with leaves. The attachable leaf chute slides into and then is attached to the utility wagon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Harold FISHER
  • Publication number: 20120024188
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rail car body having a roof, side walls, and a floor for supporting a series of vehicles in end to end relation longitudinally within the body so that they can be transported in a train. The rail car body includes an adjustable deck mounted within the body to support a second series of vehicles also in end to end relation. The adjustable deck has adjustable supports for vertically adjustment between at least two vertical positions in the body. The rail car body also includes a removable intermediate deck for supporting a third series of vehicles in end to end relation within the body. The removable intermediate deck is removably mounted on wheels (of a cart) and can be rolled longitudinally into and out of the rail car body. Thus, the rail car can be used in a two tier configuration or a three tier configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Union Pacific Railroad Company
    Inventor: Joseph C. Budnick
  • Publication number: 20110304109
    Abstract: A bucket having a triangular shape wherein three side walls and a floor define a triangular interior volume, the bucket having wheels for facilitating moving the bucket from one location to another location, and there being a storage compartment provided in a sidewall of the bucket for storing signs, such as, for example, wet floor signs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Wallace L. Cummins
  • Publication number: 20110272901
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical care trolley comprising a frame (40) furnished with castors (2 to 5) and at least one drawer (6 to 13) and an item of computer equipment powered by rechargeable batteries, wherein the totality of the electrical means incorporated into the trolley operate directly at a single direct-current voltage and have no cooling fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: Decide Life International SA
    Inventor: Patrick INDERBITZIN
  • Publication number: 20110197561
    Abstract: A wheel-supported frame for an agricultural harvester header having a tongue and a pivotally connected transverse frame, a retractable transport wheel connected to the tongue, and a pivoting mechanism for pivoting one of the supporting wheels approximately 90 degrees to align with the deployed transport wheel. The invention enables the harvester to be easily reconfigured between an operating configuration and a transport configuration. By rotating the transverse frame to align its transverse width with the direction of travel during transport, deploying the transport wheel, and aligning one of the normal support wheels with the transport direction of travel, the harvester is reoriented for transport along its lateral axis. The lateral transport apparatus is easily reconfigured by a single individual and requires no additional equipment beyond that integral to the harvester in order to reconfigure the harvester between transport and operational modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: EDWARD H. PRIEPKE
  • Publication number: 20110140379
    Abstract: A pole member for a stand, such as a medical stand, is defined by a first pole section and a second pole section. The first pole section includes a hollow end having a spline disposed therein for engaging a corresponding spline formed on a mating end of the second pole section. The splines are sized to interconnect wherein each spline includes tapering teeth and slots to create locking engagement therebetween and limit lateral play. A locking element engages the hollow end of the first pole section when inserted a predetermined distance therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan S. Knieriem, Thaddeus J. Wawro
  • Publication number: 20110094813
    Abstract: In an all terrain vehicle, an engine unit is at least partially disposed under a seat. An exhaust pipe includes a first portion, a second portion and a third portion. The first portion is connected to a rear surface of the engine unit, and extends rearward therefrom. The second portion is connected to the first portion, and has a U-shaped configuration. The third portion is connected to the second portion, and extends forward therefrom. A muffler is connected to the exhaust pipe. The muffler is arranged such that the first portion and the third portion at least partially overlap with an area located between two tangent lines of the muffler. The tangent lines of the muffler are perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to a tangent line shared by the first portion and the third portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SUZUKI, Hiroyuki FUJIMOTO, Hikaru MORIYA, Satoshi KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20110098855
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-directionally movable vehicle (10, 20) and to a method for operating the multi-directionally movable vehicle (10, 20). The vehicle (10, 20) has a vehicle body (11, 12), a plurality of multi-directionally movable wheels (13) which are rotatably arranged on the vehicle body (11, 12) and have the purpose of moving the vehicle (10), and a plurality of lighting devices (14, 15) which are each assigned to one of the wheels (13) and which can be activated as a function of the selected or intended direction of travel of the vehicle (10) in order to indicate visually to the outside the direction of travel of the vehicle (10) by means of one or more activated lighting devices (14, 15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: KUKA ROBOTER GMBH
    Inventors: Johannes Kurth, Günter Schreiber, Mario Selic
  • Patent number: 7931284
    Abstract: A caster device with detachable casters for a portable dehumidifier has a base mounted on a bottom of the portable dehumidifier, multiple positioning assemblies formed on the base and multiple casters respectively and detachably mounted between the positioning assemblies. Therefore, the casters are easily attached to the base for use or detached from the base for clean, repair or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: New Widetech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Tsung Chiu
  • Publication number: 20110025002
    Abstract: Disclosed are a wheel assembly and wheeled shoes having the same. According to an embodiment of the invention, a wheel assembly, being installed in a way to allow wheel(s) to be retracted into or pulled out of an inner space, includes: a base block fixed in the inner space; a wheel support, to which the wheel(s) is (are) rotatably coupled and which is pivotably mounted on the base block about a first axis, thus pivoting between a first position where the wheel(s) is (are) retracted into the inner space and a second position where the wheel(s) is (are) pulled out of the inner space; and a positioner, which enables the wheel support to pivot between the first position and the second position and fixes the position of the wheel support to prevent the wheel support from pivoting on the base block when the wheel support is located in the first position or in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: ROTA SPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong Jae Park
  • Publication number: 20110025022
    Abstract: A tandem stroller (1) includes a frame (11), a pair of front and rear seats (15, 16) disposed on the frame (11), a plurality of front wheels (12), and a plurality of rear wheels (13). The frame (11) includes a side rod unit (111), a pair of front leg rods (112) connected to the side rod unit (111), a pair of rear leg rods (113) connected to the side rod unit (111), and a push rod (14). The front and rear wheels (12, 13) are disposed respectively on the front and rear leg rods (112, 113) . The push rod (14) is connected to the rear leg rods (113). The front seat (15) includes a front seat plate (151) disposed on the frame (11), and a front backrest (152) connected to and disposed behind the front seat plate (151). The rear seat (16) includes a rear seat plate (161) disposed behind the front seat (15) and above the front seat plate (161), and a rear backrest (162) connected to and disposed in front of the rear seat plate (161).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: WONDERLAND NURSERYGOODS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jian-Qun LI
  • Publication number: 20110001298
    Abstract: A Portable Chair Carrier on Rollers device, called a Roll-N-Go, for use with sporting goods and outdoor accessories. Particularly this device mounts a wheel assembly to a soft carrying case. The mounting may be as an original equipment feature with the case or as an add-on feature to existing cases. It is comprised essentially of two main parts: a case that has several features and a wheel support structure to support wheels and to secure the wheels to the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: Lisa Rice
  • Publication number: 20110000723
    Abstract: Here invented are efficient road vehicles having special aerodynamic shapes, with stabilizing provisions that enable aerodynamic efficiency. It is a vehicle that is configured to include a carriage part that encloses a driver and passenger riding in tandem. This car width is for persons seated in single file, enabling a narrow width that makes a body shaped like an airship practical, where that shape is characterized by a very low drag coefficient in free flow conditions. This body is elevated on struts above a wheel system to enable such free flow aerodynamic conditions, thus, the drag coefficient of the airship is made applicable to this road vehicle. The wheel system includes wheels on each side of the vehicle that are arranged in horizontal columns, to which the struts are attached. The horizontal columns act as individual aerodynamic entities that function independently of the carriage aerodynamic operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: James K. Bullis
  • Publication number: 20100313503
    Abstract: A floor pod (100) for indoor use, including a vertically movable bollard adapted to present utilities and provide security function, presented in a watertight housing (110) is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: Optimus Services, LLC
    Inventor: John R. Mangiardi
  • Publication number: 20100317243
    Abstract: A device capable of translational movement has a base capable of movement across a ground surface or across or through a liquid surface. The base mounts one or more wind turbines aligned substantially horizontally in use, and a drive element operable to move the base. The drive element is powered directly or indirectly by the turbine or turbines. The turbine(s) are such that the turbine operates over at least a wide range of wind directions relative to the device. In the preferred form the turbines are spaced outwardly from the base so as to provide a vehicle space between the turbine or turbines and the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Betty Lee Snow
  • Publication number: 20100289232
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire having a belt structure includes: a first belt layer; a second belt layer in a radially inner position with respect to the first belt layer, a third belt layer in a radially inner position with respect to the first and second belt layers, each belt layer including a plurality of elongated reinforcing elements disposed at a first, second and third belt angle respectively. The first and second belt angles have an absolute value of 15 to 40 degrees; the second angle is of opposite sign with respect to the first belt angle; and the third belt angle has an absolute value of 40 to 90 degrees and is of opposite sign with respect to the second belt angle. The belt structure also includes a zero degree belt layer placed in a radially outer position with repeat to the first belt layer including elongated reinforcing elements arranged such as to form a belt angle which is substantially zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: PIRELLI TYRE S.p.A.
    Inventors: Guido Luigi Daghini, Stefano Bizzi
  • Publication number: 20100132157
    Abstract: A caster device with detachable casters for a portable dehumidifier has a base mounted on a bottom of the portable dehumidifier, multiple positioning assemblies formed on the base and multiple casters respectively and detachably mounted between the positioning assemblies. Therefore, the casters are easily attached to the base for use or detached from the base for clean, repair or replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: NEW WIDETECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Tsung Chiu
  • Publication number: 20100116696
    Abstract: The elevated storage device protects food items from external elements during their storage and transport. The elevated storage device may comprise a base, one or more wheels, and a protective cover. The wheels allow the elevated storage device to be easily moved. In one embodiment, a hitch is attached to the base to allow the elevated storage device to be moved by a vehicle, person, or animal. The protective cover may comprise one or more layers of material, such as wire mesh or fabric, which form a compartment to protect food items from external elements, and may be supported by a skeleton. The protective cover may have one or more openings to allow food items to be placed therein and removed therefrom. In one embodiment, the protective cover is triangular in shape to better protect food items from weather such as rain and snow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Ashok Em Sudhakar, Anil Kapoor
  • Publication number: 20100102969
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (“RFID”) system and method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the RFID system includes a portable structure including a frame with a base supported by a plurality of wheels, an antenna tower and at least one removable shelf therein. The RFID system also includes an RFID reader located on the at least one removable shelf and at least one antenna mounted on the antenna tower and coupled to the RFID reader. The RFID system still further includes a computer system located on the at least one removable shelf and coupled to the RFID reader, and a power subsystem located on the at least one removable shelf and coupled to the RFID reader and the computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Richard Keith Svalesen, Dean L. Frew, Larry Hilgert
  • Publication number: 20100059945
    Abstract: A suspension arm assembly for a vehicle includes a pivot pipe pivotally attached to a vehicle body frame, a pair of pipes extending in a lateral direction of a vehicle body, a joint member attached to distal end portions of the pipes, and a substantially U-shaped band. Proximal end portions of the pipes are connected to the pivot pipe and spaced apart from each other in a front-rear direction, and distal end portions thereof are arranged close to each other, thereby forming a substantially triangular profile. The joint member includes a plate portion and a boss portion having a knuckle attached thereto. The distal end portions of the pipes are operatively connected to a convex surface of the U-shaped band, and the plate portion of the joint member is attached to the pipes for covering the U-shaped band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoki Kuwabara
  • Publication number: 20100026477
    Abstract: A children's ride-on vehicle is disclosed. In some embodiments, the vehicle may include at least one driven wheel and a drive assembly adapted to selectively drive the rotation of the at least one driven wheel. The drive assembly may include at least one electric motor, a battery assembly including at least one battery and adapted to provide a plurality of voltages to the at least one electric motor, and at least one user input device positioned to receive inputs from a child sitting on the at least one seat, and adapted to select among the plurality of voltages and to apply that selected voltage to the at least one electric motor; and an electronics system adapted to detect the applied voltage to the at least one electric motor and to generate at least one of an audio output and a visual output based, at least in part, on the applied voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Reynolds, Richard A. Zirnheld
  • Publication number: 20100025947
    Abstract: The invention concerns a packing assembly for the manual transport of products, characterised in that it comprises, on a rigid plane (10), one on another in the order, wheels means (20) and one or more product units (40), the wheels (21) of the wheels means (20) remaining on the outside of the rigid plane (10), the parts of the assembly being maintained in fixed reciprocal position by vertical holding means (31,32), so that the packing assembly (100,101) be transportable on said wheels (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: B.R.O.S. S. R.L.
    Inventor: Luciano Bellincampi
  • Publication number: 20100000644
    Abstract: A system for preventing overinflation of an inner tube is disclosed. In some embodiments, the system may include a wheel; and a tube-bursting region of the wheel, wherein the tube-bursting region is configured to facilitate bursting of an associated inner tube when the associated inner tube is pressurized above a predetermined maximum pressure. A tire system also is disclosed. In some embodiments, the system may include a wheel; and a tube-bursting region of the wheel, wherein the tube-bursting region is configured to facilitate bursting of an associated inner tube when the associated inner tube is pressurized above a predetermined maximum pressure. A children's ride-on vehicle also is disclosed. In some embodiments, the vehicle may include a wheel; and a tube-bursting region of the wheel, wherein the tube-bursting region is configured to facilitate bursting of an associated inner tube when the associated inner tube is pressurized above a predetermined maximum pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Ronald M. Asbach, William R. Howell
  • Publication number: 20100001479
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a cushion carrier for a bottom seat cushion, the carrier having a rigid frame, a molded foam bottom seat cushion supported by the frame, in which at least a portion of the frame is exposed from the bottom seat cushion, the exposed portion having an outwardly facing surface and an inwardly facing surface, the inwardly facing surface facing an interior space of the frame that is unoccupied by the seat cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Dalton Trybus, Amit Kulkarni, Olivier Boinais
  • Publication number: 20090309329
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides vehicle transportation and storage assemblies that can include a moving frame coupled to a loading frame and a support frame extending at an angle other than normal from the moving frame to the loading frame. Vehicle moving, storage, and/or maintenance methods are provided that can include supporting a vehicle with an assembly in a first position, with the first position supporting the vehicle substantially parallel to the road surface, and pivoting the assembly to support the vehicle in a second position, the second position supporting the vehicle substantially normal to the road surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Tim Davison
  • Publication number: 20090307844
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a frame and a transport assembly supporting the frame. The transport assembly is configured to selectively move relative to the frame between a transport position and a brake position. A portion of the frame frictionally engages a portion of the transport assembly in the brake position to affect a brake application that resists the transportation of the frame. The portion of the frame is disengaged from the portion of the transport assembly in the transport position to allow for transportation of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Darrell L. Metz, John M. Johnson