Article Support Patents (Class 280/35)
  • Patent number: 12024216
    Abstract: A dolly includes a first skate, a second skate, and a rod connected to the skates. The first skate is connected to a plurality of wheels and has a receiving region. The second skate is connected to a plurality of wheels and has a receiving region. The second skate includes an outer lateral surface having an aperture. The rod is connected to the first skate and the second skate via the respective receiving regions of the respective skates. The rod is configured to extend through the aperture such that a portion of the rod extends outwardly from the outer lateral surface of the second skate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventors: Bryan Nooner, Robert Zajeski
  • Patent number: 11833689
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable rehabilitation apparatus and method for use of the apparatus by a user or patient. The apparatus is adapted for transitioning between a collapsed state to facilitate the mobility of the rehabilitation robot (e.g., using wheels) and an open state for operation of the rehabilitation robot by the user. The apparatus includes the rehabilitation robot that is contained within a compartment defined by a housing which is made up of moveable portions. The apparatus also includes a mast assembly adapted to form a gap between the moveable housing portions in order to provide the user with access to the rehabilitation robot. The mast assembly is further adapted to collapse, thereby eliminating the gap and closing off the compartment when the rehabilitation robot is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Bionik, Inc.
    Inventors: Evgeny Offengenden, Stephen Donald Sharp, Sagar Saxena, Bavly Maged Youakim Fahmy, Mehmet Fatih Yuzbasioglu
  • Patent number: 11820411
    Abstract: A transport vehicle with a horizontally oriented integrated table which is arranged at the upper end of a vertical frame section and forms the upper end of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: TANOS GmbH Verpacken Ordnen Präsentieren
    Inventors: Lutz Wolle, Tjeerd Jan Pieter Gerbranda, Ingo Michelmann
  • Patent number: 11673594
    Abstract: A wheel dolly is disclosed that includes a first and a second swing caster assembly. Each swing caster assembly includes a stationary frame supporting a swing axle and a lift bar channel, a swing frame constructed to rotate about the swing axle, thus defining a swing plane, and a swivel caster connected to the swing frame. A lift bar with a first longitudinal member extending orthogonally away from a second longitudinal member is connected to both swing caster assemblies through the lift bar channel. The swing plane of the first swing caster assembly is orthogonal to the swing plane of the second swing caster assembly, when the assemblies are mounted to the lift arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel B Goetsch, Clint Griffith
  • Patent number: 11584418
    Abstract: An adjustable all-terrain dolly system (100) having a chassis assembly (110) that includes a frame (120) which has a right-side rail (122), a left-side rail (124), a first-adjustable cross member (126) and a second-adjustable cross member (128), and a first-rolling assembly (160) to include a first-set of inline wheels (164) and a second-rolling assembly to include a second-set of inline wheels (174 and at least one adjustable-locking mechanism (180). The frame of the dolly system defines a load-supporting platform, and the platform has a length which is at least about twice the front-to-rear length of each of the two sets of wheels. Furthermore, each wheel of the dolly system has a peripheral surface which is shaped to engage the underlying surface at a substantially single point to enhance the maneuverability of the dolly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Eddie Lee Turner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11554802
    Abstract: A dolly includes a first skate, a second skate, and a rod connected to the skates. The first skate is connected to a plurality of wheels and has a receiving region. The second skate is connected to a plurality of wheels and has a receiving region. The second skate includes an outer lateral surface having an aperture. The rod is connected to the first skate and the second skate via the respective receiving regions of the respective skates. The rod is configured to extend through the aperture such that a portion of the rod extends outwardly from the outer lateral surface of the second skate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Midwest Innovative Products
    Inventors: Bryan Nooner, Robert Zajeski
  • Patent number: 11534352
    Abstract: Provided is a moving vehicle which enables a user to easily recognize that the moving vehicle is stopped due to the user's own clothing or the like being determined as an object, thereby enabling the user to cancel the stopped state and return to a moving state. A moving vehicle on which a person rides and which stops moving if the distance to an object is equal to or less than a first predetermined value, said moving vehicle comprising: a sensor (124) for detecting the distance; a determiner (125) for determining, if the distance is equal to or less than a second predetermined value smaller than the first predetermined value, a state in which the field of view of the sensor (124) is blocked due to the clothing covering the sensor (124); and a notifier (128) that, if said state is determined by the determiner (125), issues a notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sasai, Hiroyuki Uematsu, Takeshi Ando, Noriaki Imaoka, Duyhinh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11453427
    Abstract: A reusable handling device is specially designed for transporting components of a checkout station to a location within the store where the checkout station is installed. The handling device includes casters and is designed to removably mount to a checkout station component (e.g., bagger) having adjustable feet when there is a need to move or transport the checkout station component (e.g., during installation). Generally, the handling device is configured to extend between and engage two of the adjustable feet of the checkout station component. Two or more handling devices can be mounted to the checkout station component to move the checkout station component during installation and can be removed when finished. After the installation is complete, the handling devices can be returned to the manufacturer or supplier of the checkout station component for use in another installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: William Dungan, Rodney Barr
  • Patent number: 11370594
    Abstract: The invention consists of a cooler system entailing a foamed polymer body coated in a layer of elastomer and secured with a strap system. The body of the cooler consists of a base which serves as a container for beverages or other products as well as a lid, designed to fit the base such that it can only be removed by lifting upward. The foamed polymer provides insulation and structure while the elastomer coating and the straps provide increased durability and functionality. The body of the cooler contains grooves in which the straps are housed in order to secure the lid. The strap system also provides a means for carrying the invention as an anchoring place for handles. The resulting cooler system is lightweight and durable as well as inexpensive to construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Rugged Road, LLC
    Inventor: Spencer Sutlive
  • Patent number: 11292304
    Abstract: A structure for use with a trailer tongue including two pairs of opposed sidewalls interconnected to one another to form an integral hollow rectangular structure that is adapted to receive and be secured to an end of a first rectangular tongue member. Each sidewall rotatably carrying a roller, at least a portion of each roller positioned in the interior space of the rectangular structure to substantially prevent contact between the inside surface of the rectangular structure and an outside surface of the second rectangular tongue member. The rectangular structure including a retainer for retaining a latch in a latch installed position, the retainer permitting selective actuation of the latch between the latch installed position and a latch uninstalled position by hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: REELSTRONG UTILITY FLEET
    Inventor: Noel Christian Smith
  • Patent number: 11230398
    Abstract: A method and a feeding apparatus for feeding spacers for cigarette packs are disclosed, in which each spacer comprises a substantially rectangular flat body, the spacers being insertable in cartons for cigarette packs to space out packs with dimensions smaller than the standard dimensions; the spacers are stacked on a pallet that is positioned in a withdrawal station; the stacks of spacers are withdrawn from the withdrawal station and transferred to a respective hopper by passing each stack of spacers through an upper opening of the hopper, to then unload the spacers one by one through a lower opening of the hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: G.D S.p.A.
    Inventors: Davide Parazza, Luca Federici
  • Patent number: 11225277
    Abstract: A double-cross cart comprises two side wall assemblies, a front wall assembly, a rear wall assembly, a bottom frame assembly, a draw bar assembly and four wheels. A front end and a rear end of the bottom frame assembly are rotatably connected to a lower end of the front wall assembly and a lower end of the rear wall assembly, respectively. The draw bar assembly is rotatably connected to the rear wall assembly. The four wheels are arranged at the lower end of the front wall assembly and the lower end of the rear wall assembly. Each side wall assembly is a double-cross structure composed of two X-shaped connecting rods that are hinged together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG PRIDE LEISURE PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Benlong Sun
  • Patent number: 11188097
    Abstract: A traffic control system that controls mobile drive unit traffic within a facility by segmenting the map into smaller traffic control policy areas and controlling access to those traffic control policy areas in response to travel requests from mobile drive units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Le Zou, Scott C. McLeod, James Plumley, William Schneller
  • Patent number: 11117608
    Abstract: An adjustable all-terrain dolly system (100) having a chassis assembly (110) that includes a frame (120) which has a right-side rail (122), a left-side rail (124), a first-adjustable cross member (126) and a second-adjustable cross member (128), and a first-rolling assembly (160) to include a first-set of inline wheels (164) and a second-rolling assembly to include a second-set of inline wheels (174) and at least one adjustable-locking mechanism (180). The frame of the dolly system defines a load-supporting platform, and the platform has a length which is at least about twice the front-to-rear length of each of the two sets of wheels. Furthermore, each wheel of the dolly system has a peripheral surface which is shaped to engage the underlying surface at a substantially single point to enhance the maneuverability of the dolly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Eddie Lee Turner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11034509
    Abstract: The embodiment herein discloses a steel stand known as steel saddle/pallets/skid, which comprises of comprises of at least two pair of inner legs (02), at least two pair of outer legs (01), a load caring load carrying plate (04), a bridge strip (03) and cushioning/cushion pad used for handling, carrying, supporting, storing and transporting steel, steel coils, pipes, and/or such other heavy materials at variable temperature while travelling for a long distance. The load carrying load carrying plate is placed on top of the four-hollow metal support stand (two inner legs and two outer legs) at opposite end, both end joined together through a bridge strip by welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: GREEWO NOBLEPACK PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Rajendra Eknath Wagh, Keshav Dattatray Kudale
  • Patent number: 11033110
    Abstract: A chair caddie, comprises a central hub and four arms. Each of the four arms is coupled to and extends outwardly from the central hub and is adapted to support a chair leg. Each arm is supported by a surface-engaging roller. The surface-engaging rollers cooperate to elevate the arms and the central hub above a planar surface engaged by the surface-engaging rollers. Each arm carries a chair foot receptacle adapted to receive and support a chair foot, and each roller is positioned inboard of the chair foot receptacle on its respective arm. The chair foot receptacles define a notional chair footprint circumscribing the chair foot receptacles, and the surface-engaging rollers have centers of rotation that are inside the chair footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Comfor Tek Seating Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Dwayne Schellenberg
  • Patent number: 11007921
    Abstract: A transport assembly for a shipping module which has a chassis; a towing element secured to the chassis; two opposed wheels mounted on the chassis; a support assembly secured to the chassis and configured to be positioned in a mating relationship with a shipping module proximate to a lower transverse edge of the shipping module; means for removably securing the support assembly to a shipping module; and a displacement actuator secured between the chassis and the cradle, said displacement actuator for varying the ground clearance of a shipping module when secured to the support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Build IP LLC
    Inventors: Paolo Tiramani, Kyle Denman
  • Patent number: 10993521
    Abstract: This sport bag comprises a flexible enclosure (2) delimiting an equipment storage space, as well as a rigid armature (4), attached to the enclosure, arranged outside the enclosure and provided to rest on a support surface (S) in two different positions, namely a first position, in which the armature (4) rests on the support surface (S) by at least three first bearing points, and a second position, in which the armature (4) rests on the bearing surface by at least three second bearing points. The three second bearing points are not all the same as the three first bearing points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BABOLAT VS
    Inventor: Guillaume Diard
  • Patent number: 10990106
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a mobile unit, an inventory management system, and a method for mobile unit localization. Sensors are immovably disposed in the workplace, actively identifying the positions of the mobile units. The individual sensor disposed in the workplace can monitor the positions of a plurality of mobile units simultaneously, and the number of sensors is only related to the size of workspace, which is independent of the number of mobile units. Since no complicated position calculations are needed for the mobile units, it reduces the requirements for on-board processors, which is more advantageous to monitor the preexisting non-automated vehicles or retrofit them into automated vehicles. With the method of the present invention, position calculations are not carried out on the bodies of AGVs, the requirements for the on-board controllers of AGVs are low, and it is easier to retrofit the non-intelligent mobile units, and thereby position monitoring and autonomous operation are implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG GUOZI ROBOT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Wei, Yikun Tao, Hongbo Zheng, Xia Wang, Lingfen Zhu, Xinfeng Du, Zhenhua Shen
  • Patent number: 10738937
    Abstract: A shooting stand for supporting a user and a gun thereon includes a center post, a plurality of legs extending outwardly from a bottom end of the post, a gun support at the top end of the center post to support the gun, and a seat assembly supported on the center post at an intermediate location between the gun support assembly and the inner ends of the legs which is adapted to support the user thereon. The gun support and the seat assembly are both pivotal about an upright axis of the center post relative to the legs. The gun support, the seat assembly and the legs are all foldable into a collapsed position extending generally alongside the center post for ease of transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Edward J. Decker
  • Patent number: 10712011
    Abstract: The disclosure claims a multi-functional frame for an oven. The multi-functional frame for the oven mainly comprises a base frame, a platform, a pedal, a handle and a protective cover, wherein the pedal is arranged at the lower end of the base frame, the platform is arranged at the upper end of the base frame, the handle is installed on the side wall plate of the platform, and the protective cover is installed at the upper end of the platform. The multi-functional frame for the oven is reasonable and simple in structure. The multi-functional frame for the oven has characteristics of low packaging and transportation costs, convenient and easy use and assembly for a user, and time saving, labor saving and worry saving when use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Fudu Feng
  • Patent number: 10689019
    Abstract: A method to maneuver a load is disclosed, and includes providing a set of uprights, including spacing a set of front legs laterally apart from one another, to extend in a generally vertical direction, and spacing a set of rear legs laterally apart from one another and longitudinally from the set of front legs, to extend in a generally vertical direction. The method also includes coupling a set of front arms to the set of front legs in a generally vertically adjustable manner, coupling a set of rear arms to the set of rear legs in a generally vertically adjustable manner, providing a set of rollers to support the front and rear legs to facilitate rolling of the apparatus over the ground, suspending a load in a space between the arms, and adjustably moving the uprights in a direction toward one another to maneuver the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KEVIN MYERS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Myers
  • Patent number: 10654649
    Abstract: A device or system for transporting an object to be transported, such as a heavy roof mountable HVAC unit, via inexpensive mechanical lift features that may be easily assembled onto system components that include mobile features, such as wheels. The device and system may include three or more wheeled attachment features that are selectively attachable to the object to the transported. Each wheeled attachment feature may include a selectively variable height mechanism, such as a jack; a securing mechanism for securing each wheeled attachment feature to the object to be transported, the securing mechanism including, for example, a mounting plate and a securing tab for holding the wheeled attachment feature to the object; and a wheel coupled, for example, via an upright inner sleeve, to the variable height mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ATS MECHANICAL SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony T. Stellabuto
  • Patent number: 10633009
    Abstract: A two-wheeled, axially-expandable cart having an axially-expandable platform that includes a pair of platform members that are moveable axially between a collapsed position where the edges of the platform members are confronting, and an expanded position when the edges are space apart, and a pair of wheels, each wheel connected through an axle to and extending axially from each platform member. The two-wheeled cart provides a method for hauling an insulated cooler, where the cooler is positioned onto the platform assembly with its center of gravity forward of the platform assembly, and with an extending strap member laced through a front handle of the cooler, for raising the front end of the cooler off the ground and pulling the cooler forward, secured to the two-wheeled cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Webber, Michael Scott Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10357156
    Abstract: A telemedicine cart includes a body with casters mounted underneath, a monitor mounted to the body, and a power supply connection coupled to the monitor. The body includes a cabinet with a hinged door for access to the interior of the cabinet when opened. A screen on the monitor has a portrait orientation and is disposed above the cabinet, in a vertical plane perpendicular to the bottom of the cabinet. The screen is longer than it is wide. The screen is longer than a height of the cabinet beneath the screen. A video of a vertically upright person displayed on the screen, will appear to be at or near an average standing height of adults to a user in front of the screen, and will appear to be life-sized or near life-sized to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Telepresence Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Darren J. Sommer, Peter McDuffie White
  • Patent number: 10351156
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a two-wheeled apparatus for transporting commercial appliance units on a rooftop or other location without the use of a crane or helicopter. The two-wheeled apparatus may include a chassis configured to support a load of a commercial appliance unit, the chassis comprising a first telescoping member and a second telescoping member. Further, the chassis may include a first mount positioned at a first end of the chassis and a second mount positioned at a second end of the chassis. A first wheel assembly may be coupled to the first distal end of the chassis by a first fixed axle and a second wheel assembly may be coupled to the second distal end of the chassis by a second fixed axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: John Robert Pilgrim
  • Patent number: 10315676
    Abstract: Disclosed is a canoe transport dolly having a main truck, a front truck, and a rod connecting the main truck to the front truck. The main truck and the front truck each have a gantry assembly comprising one or more axles in communication with one or more tires, a powerhead assembly, a plurality of threaded rods interconnecting the gantry assembly to the powerhead assembly. A plurality of arms are in rotational communication with the powerhead assembly, each arm having a hooked end extending away from the powerhead assembly. A canopy assembly positioned above the belt assembly for engaging a canoe gunwale, wherein the canopy assembly releasably engages the arms' hooked ends; and a return asset assembly in communication with the arm assembly, the return asset assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Anthony Miller
  • Patent number: 10266196
    Abstract: A shopping trolley includes a basket, two or more wheel assemblies, a chassis coupled to the basket and the two or more wheels assemblies, and a handle assembly. The handle assembly is coupled to the basket and/or the chassis, and includes a handle and one or more optical sensors. The shopping trolley also includes a processing unit that is configured to facilitate classification of items scanned by at least one of the one or more optical sensors, at least in part by (i) processing electronic signals generated by the at least one optical sensor, or (ii) causing a transmitter of the shopping trolley to transmit the first electronic signals, or data derived therefrom, to a server. The shopping trolley also includes a power unit configured to provide power to the processing unit and the one or more optical sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Somnath Sinha
  • Patent number: 10220865
    Abstract: A cart of the present disclosure has a frame, and the frame has a handle coupled to an axle and a cylindrical base. Further, the cart has at least two wheels coupled to the axle and at least a third wheel coupled to an underside of the cylindrical base. Additionally, the cart has a cylindrical housing removeably situated within the cylindrical base and a cylindrical insert removeably inserted within the cylindrical housing, the cylindrical insert configured for retaining at least one cleaning implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Mischa Bishop
  • Patent number: 10179617
    Abstract: A device for supporting and moving a load within an area may include a motive construct configured to support the load and move the load to a ground location within the area; a lift mechanism coupled to the motive construct, the lift mechanism being configured to effect movement of the motive construct to a height relative to the ground location; and a remote controller operatively coupled to the device via at least one of a cable connection and a wireless connection, the remote controller being configured to steer the motive construct and/or to control the lift mechanism. The device may further include at least one sensor to detect a characteristic of the load. The device may further include a braking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Arthur Eidelson
  • Patent number: 10179701
    Abstract: A transportation support assembly and a transport device are provided in embodiments of the disclosure, the transportation support assembly comprising: a supporting plate; a first baffle plate; a second baffle plate; and at least one bundling strap. Each of the first baffle plate and the second baffle plate is hinged with the supporting plate and is provided thereon respectively with at least one through-hole through which the at least one bundling strap passes such that the first baffle plate, the second baffle plate and the bundling strap cooperate with one another to clamp an object to be supported. Thereby, human labor as required for handling and carrying an apparatus is saved, and any risk in handling and carrying of the apparatus is also reduced, by the transportation support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nannan Hu, Lei Cao, Zifeng Wang, Yan Ren, She Lin
  • Patent number: 10160468
    Abstract: A dolly comprising a front segment and a rear segment, each with wheels at both ends thereof, wherein the wheels are movable between lowered and lifted settings, at least two connecting members between the front segment and the rear segment, and at least one towing ring on the front segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Hurd
  • Patent number: 10106171
    Abstract: A control module capable of operating on one of first and second vehicles can include a) a module output table comprising a superset of module output elements comprising a first subset of module output elements related to a first set of hardware devices provided on the first vehicle and a second subset of module output elements related to a second set of hardware devices provided on the second vehicle; b) vehicle function output elements related to vehicle function outputs utilized on the first and second vehicles; and c) a configuration table comprising configuration elements corresponding to the module output elements. The module can also include computer-based structure for determining a value of a vehicle function output element corresponding to a module output element of the module output table, transforming the value to the transformed value, and storing the transformed value based on the corresponding module output element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Mark E. Addison, Walter Conley, III, Karl L. Dammeyer, Joe K. Hammer, Stephen T. Mangette
  • Patent number: 10071005
    Abstract: A height adjustable patient support has a frame, a pair of motor powered leg assemblies operable to vertically raise and lower the frame between a lowermost position and an uppermost position, a guide structure for longitudinally guiding an end of at least one of the pair of leg assemblies along the frame as the at least one of the pair of leg assemblies operates to vertically raise and lower the frame, and a non-motorized structure operable to longitudinally bias the end of the at least one of the pair of leg assemblies when the frame is in the lowermost position, the non-motorized structure mounted on the patient support by a mounting structure non-rigidly secured to the patient support. The non-motorized structure may assist with raising the frame from the lowermost position until motors operating the motor powered legs are able to continue with raising the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Roussy, Joseph Elku
  • Patent number: 10071302
    Abstract: A foldable longboard composed of a deck split in multiple sections connected on their lower surface with a folding assembly having an indivisible flexible element capable of bending near the interface between the different sections of the deck, allowing therefore said sections to be rotated in one direction to a folded position where the bottom surfaces of each section face each other, while inhibiting said sections to rotate in the other direction, against each other's top surface, when the longboard is in its elongated configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Augusto Sala
  • Patent number: 10023213
    Abstract: A disc golf transport system to allow the movement of disc golf paraphernalia about a course utilizing existing or specialized backpacks. The system uses a three wheeled manual pull cart that has a five point adjustable suspension system incorporating two adjustable, lockable upper arms with peg horns extending therefrom; two pivotable lower arms with length and angle adjustable means for attachment; and a central attachment member. All of the five attachment points allow an attached packpack to be drawn taut from five different points so as to secure, and position the bag in the cart for both easy content access and maximum transit stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Jerry Alvin Corcoran
  • Patent number: 10012992
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for an integrated obstacle detection and payload centering sensor system. A robotic drive unit (RDU) captures, with a downward facing camera mounted to itself, an image of fiducial located on the ground. The RDU then positions itself over the fiducial and subsequently rotates. As it rotates, the RDU captures a point cloud of the surround vicinity a forward-facing three-dimensional camera mounted to itself. The RDU then identifies in the point cloud at least two legs of a storage unit positioned over the robotic drive unit. Subsequently, the RDU determines a location for each of the at least two legs relative to the fiducial and triangulates a center of the storage unit based at least in part on the location of each of the at least two legs. The RDU then centers itself underneath the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Michael Shydo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9845125
    Abstract: A multipurpose stand includes a first supporting unit, a second supporting unit and a vertical member. the first supporting unit includes the main body and the roller, the second supporting unit includes the first broad member, the second broad member and the third broad member, The vertical member comprises the first vertical section, the second vertical section and the enlarged end, wherein the second supporting unit is formed by cutting a plate material into the first broad member and the second broad member. The member connected with the third broad member is connected with the connecting member through a single point of the second supporting unit and the first supporting unit, and a vertical member is set between the first broad members of the second supporting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Yiang-Chou Liu
  • Patent number: 9809241
    Abstract: A table truck 10 for carrying multiple roller-carrying tables 12, the table truck comprises a bass 22 with ground wheels or castors 24. A frame 26 on the base 22 defines a storage space for multiple roller-carrying tables 12 standing generally upright on the base 22. A ramp 40 is mounted to the base 22 or frame 26, reconfigurable between a transport condition clear of the ground and an operative condition contacting or almost contacting the ground for rolling the tables in turn, in a tilted position with rollers engaging the ramp to roll therealong, up the ramp 40 onto the base 22 or down the ramp 40 from the base 22. Frame 26 further comprises pivotal arms capable of projecting into the storage space for defining respective rest locations for the respective tables when they are standing generally upright on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: IHS GLOBAL DESIGN PTY LTD
    Inventor: Nicholas Polidoros
  • Patent number: 9784453
    Abstract: A leveling kit for a portable stove is provided. The leveling kit can include a plurality of leveling devices. Each leveling device can include a mounting plate having a plurality of openings. Each leveling device can further include a fastener that extends through the mounting plate to couple the leveling device with the portable stove and a leveling member having a foot. The leveling member can be configured to have an adjustable height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: John Ernest Hall
  • Patent number: 9758184
    Abstract: A three wheel cart that is adjustable in both length and width for cargo such as ice chests. The cart provides a pair of rear wheels, a horizontal load platform, and a front drawbar with a third wheel for easy pulling or pushing. The drawbar and third wheel retract under the cart. All adjustments are made without wrenches utilizing a large soft hand nut. The width adjustment is interconnected by a mechanism so that cargo width retainers slide in and out simultaneously along with the cart main wheels. When the drawbar is raised into its towing position the cart's front support leg is levered off the ground by the third wheel. This capability minimizes the lifting effort required when towing the cart. As the drawbar is lowered the support leg becomes an automatic parking brake. The operator cannot abandon the cart without the brake being applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Milton Vaverek
  • Patent number: 9611071
    Abstract: A pallet includes a deck having an upper surface for supporting goods thereon. The deck includes a plurality of ribs extending downward. According to one feature, the ribs may form plurality of stringers extending downward below the deck. Some of the ribs may be shorter in order to form a notch at each end of the stringers for engaging supports in a rack. In another feature, a plurality of locating features project upward from the surface of the deck. The plurality of locating features may each be generally in the shape of a pyramid for being received in the recessed bases of stackable plastic milk jugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Kyle Baltz, John Zelek
  • Patent number: 9499186
    Abstract: A pallet transfer apparatus with a handle pulling type folding structure includes a moving body unit which includes a pair of deformed fitting type horizontal support units which are arranged parallel at regular intervals and is configured to move by loading a pallet on a pair of the horizontal support units; a height adjusting body unit which includes a pair of vertical support units which are connected in a vertical direction from each of a pair of the horizontal support units, wherein the heights of the vertical support units can be adjusted; and a folding adjusting unit which includes a horizontal bar-shaped handle connected to the top of each of a pair of the vertical support units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Jin Ok Kim
  • Patent number: 9433270
    Abstract: A wheeled bag system having a bag with a handle at one end and a wheel system at the other, with a toothed handle-shuttle system moving wheels between exposed when the handle is pull and hidden positions when the handle is push folding the wheels into a cavity in the wheel system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Eduardo Felipe D'Angelo
  • Patent number: 9409585
    Abstract: A castor supported dolly assembly, but also a dolly assembly that can be used either with or without castors so as to provide a new pallet assembly. The dolly assembly comprises a plurality of dolly members formed of a lightweight, disposable and/or severable material may be interconnected into interchangeable operative positions to define supporting orientations. Each dolly member includes and at least one connecting segment comprising a slot and a base. A connected orientation, of any two of the dolly members, comprises a confronting relation of the bases of engaging connecting segments and an aligned orientation of corresponding passages formed therein, so as to concurrently allow a castor to be removably received and retained in interconnecting relation to the confronting bases. Each dolly member may also include at least one supporting segment structured to receive a castor therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: Luca Buttazzoni
  • Patent number: 9351550
    Abstract: A wheel deployment apparatus having a retractable wheel assembly. The wheel deployment apparatus includes a deployment cable functionally coupled to and extending from the wheel assembly. The apparatus includes a retractable handle assembly having a primary tube telescopically nested with a secondary tube. The wheel deployment apparatus includes a shuttle slidably coupled between the primary tube and the secondary tube and coupled to the deployment cable through a slot in the retractable handle assembly. The wheel deployment apparatus includes a shuttle cover functionally disposed over the slot having a hole through which the deployment cable extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Retrac Enterprises INC
    Inventors: Joseph I. Arthur, Aron Bacs, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9340222
    Abstract: A castor assembly structured for use in combination with or independently of a dolly assembly or other support platform, which may include substantially equivalently structured struts, wherein the castor assembly includes a one piece base comprising a housing and a head integrally connected to the housing and extending radially outward from one end thereof. The housing includes an open interior and a open end structured to movably retain a surface engaging roller ball therein. A retaining portion may be formed on said base in cooperative relation with said head so as to secure a support platform to the base when in a first operative position. A second operative position comprises said head disposed in engagable and at least partially supporting relation to an object while the base is not secured to or used in combination with a dolly or other support platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Luca Buttazzoni
  • Patent number: 9321170
    Abstract: A subframe holding device to remove a vehicle subframe comprising a frame, where the frame includes a first pair of rods and a second pair of rods, where the first pair of rods intersect the second pair of rods at four intersections; a set of connection sleeves through which the first pair of rods pass, where the set of connection sleeve attach the second pair of rods to the first pair of rods; a mount at each intersection, where the mount is fastened to the second pair of rods, and where the mount fastens against the vehicle subframe; and a support plate attached to the first pair of rods between the second pair of rods, where the support plate bolts to a jack, where the jack elevates the support plate thereby raising the frame to attach the mounts to the subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Steven Avis
  • Patent number: 9315298
    Abstract: An accessory bag includes a bottom wall, a front wall and a back wall. The wall is made of flexible material. A pair of side walls extends between the front wall and back wall. A first pair of connection rails extends along the front wall. A second pair of connection rails extends along the back wall. A connection handle includes a first end and a second end. A first connector on the first end is configured to cooperate with the first pair of pair of connection rails. A second connector on the second end is configured to cooperate with the second pair of connection rails. In addition, the connection handle includes a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: DB EQUIPMENT AS
    Inventor: Truls Kristian Brataas
  • Patent number: 9266236
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for robotic induction in materials handling facilities with batch singulation inventory areas are disclosed. A control system directs the one or more robotic devices to transport a particular portable storage unit of a plurality of portable storage units to and from a particular induction station of one or more induction stations. The control system directs induction of one or more single units of items from one or more locations of the portable storage unit, while the particular portable storage unit is located at an induction station, into the conveyance mechanism at the particular induction station. The control system directs picks of batches of heterogeneous items from a separate inventory storage area. The control system directs induction of single units of items from the batches of heterogeneous items picked from the separate inventory storage area into the conveyance mechanism at a batch singulation station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Clark, Eric Young