Tiltable Vehicles, Stabilized By Attendant Or Article Patents (Class 280/47.131)
  • Patent number: 10471972
    Abstract: A manually manipulated apparatus supports the gate of a railroad hopper car during maintenance or removal of the gate. The apparatus has a frame and a support frame attached to the frame. The support frame is selectively raisable and lowerable between a lowered position adjacent to the frame to a raised position extending upwardly above the frame. The support frame has a gate engagement member which has an upwardly facing surface which is adapted to engage a downwardly facing surface of the gate when the support frame is in the raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Melvin Mackey
  • Patent number: 10387097
    Abstract: A cart for providing service to passengers in a vehicle. The cart includes a housing having a storage volume with one or more openings to the storage volume, opposite housing sidewalls, and wheels connected to the bottom of the housing. The cart also includes a wireless communication module supported by the housing, with the wireless communication module configured to establish a data communications link in accordance with at least one wireless communication protocol. A data processor is supported by the housing and connected in communication with the wireless communication module with the data processor executing a control system, and the control system receiving information via the data communications link. Sidewalls of the housing support an electronic display connected in communication to the control system and displaying information in accordance with commands received from the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Shrenik Shah, Steven Bates, Feng Jiang
  • Patent number: 9963159
    Abstract: A dolly for transporting doors and planks of different types using a spring loaded hinge assembly 20 with two arm holding assemblies 40, each mounted to a hinge leaf 22. The dolly is removably mounted at a predetermined location along the edge of the transported object. The frictional force exerted by the arm holding assemblies against the object keeps the dolly mounted to the latter. A wheel assembly is mounted to the arm holding assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Enrique Garcia, Henry Garcia
  • Patent number: 9851466
    Abstract: A ground search metal detector with a pivotally mounted search coil that locates a stem connector at either of a storage position or an operational position. The operational position locates the connector adjacent to the central portion of the search coil to facilitate useful operational characteristics, and the storage position locates the connector adjacent to the perimeter edge to facilitate compact storage of the metal detector by pivoting the stem to overlap the search coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Garrett Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Brent C. Weaver
  • Patent number: 9278704
    Abstract: A wheeled system for coolers including a wheel support and a handle support securable to a cooler using handle grips and tie-down anchor points defined on the cooler body. The wheeled system can include a telescoping handle, brake, lock, and connector tightener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: John David Cates
  • Patent number: 9265244
    Abstract: A kit for converting a climbing tree stand into a cart includes a bracket having a first side and a second side. The first side is shaped to attach to a top part of a climbing tree stand. The second side is shaped to attach to a bottom part of the climbing tree stand. At least one wheel with an axle is positioned on the bracket. The bracket converts the climbing tree stand into a cart by attaching the top part of the climbing tree stand to the first side and attaching the bottom part of the climbing tree stand to the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Brian Charles Vandergraff
  • Patent number: 9096252
    Abstract: Sit or stand strollers and methods of using and making the same are described herein. An example stroller includes a frame having a first set of mounts and a second set of mounts. The example stroller includes a first seat removably couplable to the frame via either the first set of mounts or the second set of mounts. The stroller also includes an accessory removably couplable to the frame via either the first set of mounts or the second set of mounts, the accessory including a platform to provide a standing surface for a stroller occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Wes Thomas, Toriono Granger, James Morrow
  • Patent number: 9045153
    Abstract: A device for engagement to and moving of a display case supported by leveling posts extending from the bottom of a support member. The device features a wheeled skate having a fork engageable around the support member and against the frame of the display case. The fork is translatable to an elevated position to elevate the frame of the display case wherein a plurality of the skates, so engaged, will support the display case and allow a rolling thereof. Support members are engageable between each adjacent skate engaged to the display case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Cozza, Gerry Taylor
  • Patent number: 9022395
    Abstract: A cooler comprises a main body which includes a base, an upper rim, and one or more cooler walls extending therebetween. The cooler further comprises a removable wheel assembly which includes two coaxial wheels, and an axle. The two coaxial wheels are removably securable to the axle. The cooler still further comprises a wheel fastening system configured to secure the removable wheel assembly to the base of the main body which includes a mount, a clip hingedly connected to the mount, and a locking clasp configured to lock the clip into a closed position to secure the wheel assembly. The cooler yet further comprises a lid including two wheel storage recesses, each being sized and dimensioned to receive and retain one of the coaxial wheel of the wheel assembly, and an axle storage recess sized and dimensioned to receive and retain the axle of the wheel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: M & C Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Alexander Vanderberg
  • Patent number: 9022396
    Abstract: A radiographic grid cabinet for holding x-ray grids and/or cassettes that can have a vertical structure attached to a flat base with wheels that engage when the device is tilted backward like a handcart so that the cabinet can be easily transported from place to place. Wheels can fold out when needed. The device also can have a support plate that can move vertically on a set of rails or other structure attached to the cart. A thumb controlled pin on a clamp or other locking device can select one of a number of holes in the rails to lock the cabinet into a fixed vertical position. The device can also have a rotating bearing that allows the grid holder to be rotated from a horizontal to a vertical position, or through a vertical position from either of two horizontal positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Portable X-Ray Cassette Company
    Inventors: Leo Reina, James Sorgani
  • Patent number: 8967557
    Abstract: A lawn caddy for receiving and transporting waste such as grass clippings, leaves, plant vegetation and compost waste. The lawn caddy transports yard waste from one location to another without heavy lifting. It is light and durable, having a maximum weight of 10 to 12 pounds and can contain up to 40 pounds of waste or less. By filling refuge bags and transporting waste to a curb side shortens time spent in cutting and cleaning lawns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Eloy Struck, II
  • Patent number: 8960693
    Abstract: A door transporting and positioning system for enabling a single user to safely transport or position a door for installation has a door cradle to hold a door. A cradle floor has a general shape of a ā€œUā€. The door cradle has a generally planar first side surface interface component, second side surface interface component, and a floor surface interface component each constructed from compressible, non-marring material. The system has a clamping device located close to a cradle anterior end on a cradle bottom with a spanning bar. A spanning bar first end has a first side clamping member and a spanning bar second end has a second side clamping member. The system has a first axle perpendicularly located on the cradle first side with a first wheel, and a second axle perpendicularly located on the cradle second side with a second wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Stuart Cotner
  • Patent number: 8915505
    Abstract: A single handled two-wheeled gimbaled bucket dolly or hand truck is configured to lift, transport and pour the contents of a bucket or container with minimal operator effort. This dolly may use a horizontal ā€œCā€ shaped frame cross member and two rigid vertical gimbaled columns to support a pivoting bucket or a modular tray or basket. This apparatus allows the bucket to be tilted a 180 degrees on its horizontal axis and to effortlessly dispense its contents and to transport the bucket or tray across uneven terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Bucket All, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Oleg Plesh, Jeffrey D. Atherton, Brian Anthony Babson, Joseph Sampietro, Jason Pilarski
  • Patent number: 8882063
    Abstract: A snowmobile maintenance device including a pair of stands to secure the rear and middle portion of a snowmobile allowing a snowmobile to be tipped onto its edge for repair. The device includes a first stand and second stand. The first stand securely attaches to the snowmobile bumper and extends a length perpendicular to the length of the snowmobile. A second stand is attached to the steering post of the snowmobile parallel to and oriented to the first stand. The stands are adjustable in length and include a base allowing the snowmobile to be easily tipped onto its side and supported by the stands and its existing skis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Brady Dyrdahl
  • Patent number: 8869960
    Abstract: An expandable multi-compartment luggage having a second luggage bag hingeably attached to the first luggage bag. The second luggage bag having an upper portion and a collapsible lower portion. The collapsible lower portion being moveable between a collapsed position to an expanded position defining a lower interior compartment. The luggage also including a dividing wall disposed between the upper and lower portions of the second luggage bag, and which is movable from a closed position dividing the upper interior compartment of the second luggage bag and the lower interior compartment of the second luggage bag and an open position with the upper interior compartment of the second luggage bag being in communication with the lower interior compartment of the second luggage bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ingenious Designs LLC
    Inventor: Joy Mangano
  • Patent number: 8820756
    Abstract: A carrier for transporting bulky, relatively heavy goods, the carrier capable of being operated by a single individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Albert L. Hronyetz
  • Patent number: 8807579
    Abstract: The present invention provides a complex deodorizing trash can characterized in that a housing cover comprises a smaller dispose opening with a lifting cap to facilitate the dispose of smaller garbage and an air vent with a nano-silver gas filter covered by a cover board for exhausting unpleasant odor and preventing bacteria breeding; an anti-fall rod at front of the main housing can prevent it from slipping into a garbage truck; slip-preventing pads at bottom front of the main housing can prevent sliding thereof due to wind or tilted ground; a drainage opening at bottom rear of the main housing comprises a magnetic protruding drain valve and a foot pedal protrusion lift actuator for cleaning purposes; attachment holes on the push mechanism at top rear of the main housing allow two or more trash cans to combine to form a complex trash can combination for the dispose of different types of garbage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Fei-Peng Lin
  • Patent number: 8764027
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a slab dolly for moving slabs of material includes a body adapted to support a slab of material, wheels that support the body, handles that extend to a rear of the body, and a leg that is pivotally connected to the body, the leg being adapted to drop down from the body and engage a floor surface or stair steps to act as a pivot member about which the dolly can be pivoted to assist a user in moving the dolly up a flight of stairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Della Polla
  • Patent number: 8746711
    Abstract: A disc golf transport apparatus has a frame with an upper and a lower end, a disc container affixed to the frame between the upper and the lower end, at least one wheel rotatably mounted adjacent the lower and of the frame, and at least one leg pivotally mounted adjacent the upper end of the frame so as to be movable between an extended position and a retracted position. A rack is affixed adjacent the lower end of the frame so as to extend forwardly of the wheel. A box is affixed adjacent the upper end of the frame so as to extend generally horizontally outwardly therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Barry Michael Jarma
  • Publication number: 20140145408
    Abstract: Carts for lifting, transporting and lowering an item, such as a bucket. The carts are particularly suited for lifting, moving, and lowering 5-gallon buckets. The cart includes a lifting system that raises and lowers the item by engaging its sidewalls and any flange present on and extending out from the sidewalls. The lifting system includes an item engagement feature and a position adjustment system. The position adjustment system includes a feature that provides a displacement multiplier for lifting and lowering the engaged item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: RED DEVIL EQUIPMENT CO.
    Inventors: Thomas Midas, Aaron Curtis
  • Patent number: 8727361
    Abstract: A dolly for supporting a spool carrying a windable material, such as rope, utilizes a wheeled frame including an elongated section having two opposite ends, a pair of wheels, and at least one floor-engaging for supporting, in conjunction with the wheels, the dolly upon a floor. A U-shaped bracket assembly having two legs and a base which extends between the two legs is secured to the elongated section of the frame, and a first tipped member is journaled to one leg of the U-shaped bracket for acceptance by a centrally-disposed hole provided in one end of the spool. A second tipped member is journaled to a threaded rod mounted in the other leg of the bracket for acceptance by a centrally-disposed hole provided in the other end of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: iTool Equipment Holding LLC
    Inventors: David S. Jordan, Michael C. Jordan
  • Patent number: 8720656
    Abstract: The present invention is a combination rolling cart and suitcase that includes a base suitcase, an external support frame, a plurality of steel stabilizers, a plurality of permanent adjustable straps and plurality of attachment points where the attachment points receive and removably couple the permanent adjustable straps to secure one or more suitcases across a top portion of the combination rolling cart and suitcase. The combination rolling cart and suitcase also includes a pair of telescoping handles, a telescoping stem, a releasable handle lock, a plurality of omnidirectional casters and a lid releasably fastened to the base suitcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Rosa Ready
  • Patent number: 8714580
    Abstract: A kit for modifying a wheeled apparatus comprises a set of caster unit mounts, a set of caster units, a subframe mounting structure, and a subframe. Each caster unit mount has a caster unit mounting structure and a main frame engaging structure attached to the caster unit mounting structure. The main frame engaging structure is attachable to a main frame and/or a load support structure of the wheeled apparatus. Each caster unit has a mounting portion configured for being secured to the caster unit mounting structure of a respective caster unit mount such that a first-size wheel thereof can rotate about of a rotational axis thereof and pivot about a pivot axis thereof. The subframe mounting structure, which is attachable to the main frame, has a first end portion pivotably attached to the subframe mounting structure and a second end portion having a second size wheel mounting structure integral therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: Jefferson W. Raley, Philippe P. Nassaux
  • Patent number: 8708351
    Abstract: A rolling tool bag is described. The tool bag can include a tool bag body comprising an open topped storage volume. The tool bag body including interior facings, exterior facings enclosing first and second body reinforcing members that reinforce a bottom wall, a back wall, a right side wall, a front wall, and a left side wall of the tool bag body. The interior and exterior facings are coupled to form first and second compartments with the first and second body reinforcing members disposed therein. The tool bag also includes an axle-handle stabilizing member attached to the tool bag body; an axle coupled to the axle-handle stabilizing member; and a handle rigidly coupled to said axle-handle stabilizing member. First and second wheels are attached to opposite ends of the axle. The wheels are located outside the right side wall and the left side wall, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: LF Centennial Ltd.
    Inventors: Terrence P. Kinskey, Matthew G. Williams
  • Patent number: 8708350
    Abstract: The wheeled structure includes two connected sub-assemblies articulated relative to each other, with conversion capability between three wheels in a single plane for ground running operations, two main wheels for conveyance like a hand truck, or two secondary wheels for transverse positioning when fitting panels vertically. The first sub-assembly accommodates main wheels and secondary wheels and the second sub-assembly accommodates a pole, telescopic column assembly and support frame for the plates. The two sub-assemblies are rigidly connected by an assembly unit having an arm ending in a caster. The sub-assemblies, depending on their relative angular position, fulfill various vertical and horizontal panel fitting functions. The pole is mobile vertically relative to the main wheels, to the rear thereof when running on the ground, and to the fore thereof when fitting the panels vertically by lifting action on the first sub-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: M.B.H. Development
    Inventor: Marc Bottazzi
  • Publication number: 20140039724
    Abstract: A survey instrument conveyance is disclosed. One embodiment includes a mobile platform having a set of wheels attached thereto. In addition, a mechanical coupling assembly is used to couple a survey instrument to the mobile platform. An adjustable position mechanism is coupled to the mechanical coupling assembly to raise and lower the survey instrument relative to the mobile platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth Fortune, James M. Janky, Michael V. McCusker
  • Patent number: 8641058
    Abstract: The hand truck brake provides automatic braking for a hand truck as it negotiates a stairway or other uneven surface. The brake is adaptable to various types of hand trucks, including powered stair-climbing trucks. The brake includes two major assemblies. The first is a reciprocating plunger having a distal roller that travels along the surface. When the roller travels over the nose of a stairway tread, the plunger extends to actuate the brake. The second major assembly is a rotary cam rotated by the plunger as it extends. The cam has an extension and a brake shoe, the brake shoe engaging the underlying surface to stop the hand truck when the cam is rotated to its brake-engaging position. The assembly automatically retracts when the hand truck is oriented vertically. Additional controls are provided for the operator to extend or retract the brake mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Escalera, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E. Torrison
  • Publication number: 20140027993
    Abstract: A tent bag includes a soft bag body, a base, and at least one wheel. The base has a top side defining a supporting surface, the soft bag body is fixedly connected to and supported on the supporting surface of the base, and the wheel is located adjacent to a first transverse side of the base. With the top side of the base forming a supporting surface for fixedly connecting to and supporting the soft bag body thereon and with the wheel located adjacent to the transverse side of the base, the tent bag has good mobility and can be conveniently and effortlessly transported. Further, since the bottom of the soft bag body is supported on the base, it would not become collapsed downward even under the weight of a folded tent received therein, and therefore would not frictionally contact with the ground when the tent bag is being pulled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: YU CHIEH LEE
  • Publication number: 20140001723
    Abstract: A load transporting device comprising: a central axle portion having at least one wheel, a first construction equipment engagement portion operably connected to the central axle portion, the first construction engagement portion accommodating a curvilinear portion of a construction equipment having a curvature, wherein the first construction engagement portion matches the curvature of the curvilinear portion of the construction equipment, and a second construction equipment engagement portion operably connected to the central axle portion, the second construction engagement portion accommodating an operation component of the construction equipment is provided. Furthermore, an associated method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Kirk J. Avery
  • Patent number: 8590907
    Abstract: A stool includes a body having a seat and a wheel assembly. The seat is selectively rotatable about an axis of the stool. The wheel assembly is engaged to the seat. The wheel assembly includes a plurality of wheels. Each of the wheels includes an exterior surface having a first portion and a second portion. The second portion includes a contoured surface. The body is adapted to tilt onto the second portions of the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: White Pine Concepts LLC
    Inventors: Dan Hurt, Sherry M. Rovig
  • Patent number: 8579302
    Abstract: A material handling system is disclosed, having at least one solid rectangular storage container for liquid or solid items; a pallet upon which the container sits; and a transporter which is adapted to move the container from the pallet. The pallet has a structure to permit both movement of the pallet and the container and movement of the container independent of the pallet. The transporter with the container can be moved safely and easily using human power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignees: PolyOne Corporation, United Wood Products, Buckhorn, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale E. Kinnen, Richard Meeker, Ray Kuchman, Thomas Reims, Scott T. Wood
  • Patent number: 8556296
    Abstract: The miniature ski tote of the disclosed invention is characterized by a carriage body, wheel and strap or other means to removably bind the carriage body to a pair of skis disposed in bottom-to-bottom relationship. The carriage has a bottom, sides and a rear together forming a channel open to the front and top of the carriage body. The channel is configured to receive the front or rear portion of side edges of the of a pair of skis which are disposed in bottom-to-bottom relationship to one another. A strap or other binding means is used to removably bind the carriage body to the skis. A wheel projects rearwardly and downwardly of the carriage body when the front of carriage body is angled upwardly, enabling a pair of skis engaged therewith to be transported by rolling the end to which the carriage is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Kyle M. Allen
  • Patent number: 8556277
    Abstract: A wheeled dolly for a ladder that connects to two adjacent rungs by means of hooks in the front that hook over one rung and a pincer action in the back actuated by the angle of the wheel assembly and the downward pressure exerted on the dolly by the weight of the ladder. Once engaged the ladder may easily be pulled or pushed with most of the weight resting on the dolly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Calvin Bolinski
  • Publication number: 20130249176
    Abstract: A multi-function cart for storing and transporting emergency or other supplies. The multi-function cart comprises a shell and lid or two shells that can be secured together to form a transportable storage container. When separated, each shell is convertible into various configurations that can be used to sustain life during and after a disaster as well as to clean up and rebuild after a disaster has occurred. In this manner, the multi-function cart enables victims to quickly care for themselves, and encourages victims to immediately begin the clean-up and rebuilding process. The multi-function cart can also be used recreationally. Each shell is convertible into different configurations using various tubes. Hub brackets on opposing sides of the shell include adapters to which any of the tubes can be connected. The tubes can be connected to the adapters in an upward or a downward orientation to form different configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Troy Bengtzen
  • Patent number: 8534681
    Abstract: A first bucket cart with a central rigid horizontal elongate support member, a downwardly facing support member, an axle member, an upwardly facing vertical support member, a first hoop member , a second hoop member, an elongate handle member and a pair of wheels. The axle is perpendicularly attached to the central elongate support member. The wheels are attached to either end of the axle. The upwardly facing vertical support member is attached to the central support member. The elongate handle is attached to the forward end of the central support member. The first and second hoop members are each attached at one point in a horizontal position aligned with the central elongate support member to the top of the vertical support member. The downwardly facing support member is attached at one end to the forward portion of the central support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Patrick Andrew Tomsha
  • Patent number: 8523200
    Abstract: A sulky force equalizer comprised of two actuators, connected together, and each actuator is connected to a sulky shaft. The two actuators work together in a pressurized feedback loop that captures and uses errant sulky-and-horse forces to counterbalance any imbalance of pulling forces from the horse; reduces the effort required by a horse to control, stabilize and pull the sulky; and correct any imbalance of the sulky shaft positions. The sulky force equalizer also operates in force analysis mode to test forces in the actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: David Wayne Hayden
  • Patent number: 8505934
    Abstract: A motor grader blade lift tool comprises a handle mechanically coupled to a center riser. The center riser is further mechanically coupled to a bottom round tubing. The bottom round tubing is further mechanically coupled to a bottom bar square tubing. The bottom bar square tubing is mechanically coupled to a first blade stop and a second blade stop. The first blade stop is mechanically coupled to a first pin and the second blade stop is mechanically coupled to a second pin. The first pin and the second pin can fit through cavities on a motor grader blade to support the motor grader blade on the blade lift tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Leach Rodney
  • Publication number: 20130200583
    Abstract: A hub assembly includes a housing, retaining element, biasing element, and hand-maneuverable release mechanism. The housing includes an axle sleeve including an axle bore configured to receive an axle and a pin sleeve including a first end in fluid communication with the axle bore, second end, and conduit between the first end and the second end. The retaining element is within the conduit and is configured to operatively engage a groove in an axle. The biasing element is within the conduit and is configured to bias the retaining element towards the axle bore. The hand-maneuverable release mechanism is configured to displace the retaining element away from the axle bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: GEO PLASTICS
    Inventor: GEO PLASTICS
  • Patent number: 8485537
    Abstract: A radiographic grid cabinet for holding x-ray grids and/or cassettes that can have a vertical structure attached to a flat base with wheels that engage when the device is tilted backward like a handcart so that the cabinet can be easily transported from place to place. Wheels can fold out when needed. The device also can have a support plate that can move vertically on a set of rails or other structure attached to the cart. A thumb controlled pin on a clamp or other locking device can select one of a number of holes in the rails to lock the cabinet into a fixed vertical position. The device can also have a rotating bearing that allows the grid holder to be rotated from a horizontal to a vertical position, or through a vertical position from either of two horizontal positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: X-Ray Cassette Repair Company
    Inventors: Leo Reina, James Sorgani
  • Patent number: 8480117
    Abstract: A mobile, collapsible table and storage assembly for outdoor recreational use. The assembly includes: a storage compartment having a receptacle and lid, wheels at a first end of the storage compartment, a stand connected to the first end, a handle connected to the storage compartment at a second end, and folding legs connecting the receptacle and lid of the storage compartment. Each leg has a lower limb and an upper limb connected by a pivot, such that the limbs are movable between a folded and unfolded position. An end of one of the limbs at which the pivot is located has an extension portion which engages an adjacent end of the other limb to allow the lower and upper limbs to assume the unfolded position when forming an angle greater than 180 degrees. This prevents the table collapsing by buckling of the folding legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Chrissie Purdy
  • Patent number: 8448959
    Abstract: A toolbox is configured to hang from an upper rail of a guard rail of an aerial work platform, such as a scissor lift or cherry picker. A rail hanger is attached to a chest to removably hook the chest to the upper rail of the guard rail and removably suspend the chest from the upper rail and above the floor of the platform. A pull handle is attached to a top of the rail hanger. A pair of wheels is coupled to a bottom and the back of the chest. The toolbox has a height extending a majority of a height of the guard rail with the pair of wheels suspended above a floor of the platform when the chest is suspended from the upper rail. The toolbox can include a wire dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Scissor Works Accessories, LLC
    Inventor: James Bryan Pohot
  • Publication number: 20130127128
    Abstract: A device for transporting equipment that includes a wheeled central container bucket with a removable lid, wherein said container bucket and the wheels are adapted to allow the container bucket to rotate backwards engaging the wheels with the ground. A retractable handle can be attached to the container bucket so that the retractable handle is extendable to twice the height of said container bucket to allow for stacking two buckets. The bucket can have an attached bat or stick holder that has an opening on a rear or side of the bucket (or anywhere else). A cushioned seat can be built into a top or bottom surface of the removable lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Gregg Alan Meidl
  • Publication number: 20130099458
    Abstract: A lockable nail supplies cart for use in beauty/nail salons. Includes lockable double doors that are hinged at the sides to move from a horizontally aligned closed position, behind the doors are drawers for storing nail/manicuring supplies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Robin Lee Ryan
  • Patent number: 8366125
    Abstract: A cart for transporting game, such as a large animal carcass, across rough and obstructed terrain is provided. The cart includes a frame forming a cart basket and a rear wheel and a front wheel (or other ground contacting structures, such as skids) that are aligned along the axis of the cart to provide for easy maneuverability. The frame of the cart is wedge shaped, to facilitate moving the cart through tall grass, brush, branches, etc. A low center of gravity design provides for greater operator control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy L. Loomans
  • Patent number: 8365911
    Abstract: A roller box assembly includes a roller box and a bedding product contained in the roller box. The roller box includes a cardboard box portion, a pair of fixed-axis wheels, and a handle. The fixed-axis wheels are disposed along a corner edge of a bottom portion of the box portion. The handle portion is attached to the top portion of the box portion. In one embodiment, the bedding product is a mattress that has been compressed and rolled into a cylinder shape. A retail customer can purchase the bedding product at a retail store, and can then transport the purchased product out of the store by pulling the box from the handle such that the box rolls on its rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Patent number: 8342543
    Abstract: A method for draining and transporting large diameter hoses includes providing a frame that is movable by virtue of a pair of wheels. The center of gravity of the frame, and of the frame and a coiled hose situated on it, is located directly above the wheels. The frame includes a front toe for facilitating the rolling of a coiled segment of hose up and onto the frame. The frame includes horizontally disposed rollers that facilitate removal of the coil from the frame. The frame also includes a guide bar to assist in maintaining the coil in an upright position during transport. An attachment is removably secured to the frame to allow a portion of the hose to drape over an elevated roller to extract water from the hose and, alternatively, to allow a power-driven winding rod wind the hose into a coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Roll N Rack LLC
    Inventor: Javier Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8328207
    Abstract: An engine generator movable on left and right wheels. The wheels are provided on a rear section of a bottom cover via an axle. A cylinder of an engine is disposed so as to incline upwards towards the direction of the axle. Inclining the cylinder lowers the center of gravity of the engine and disposes the axle positioned below the cylinder at a high position, thereby reducing the height of the engine generator. The orientation of the engine generator during travel is stabilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadafumi Hirose, Masanori Shin, Makoto Uchimi, Takayuki Aoki
  • Publication number: 20120286489
    Abstract: The present invention is a tool box and filing system that includes a tool file that includes a plurality of holding files, a handle disposed on top of the tool file, a side edging to provide an airtight seal, a plurality of elongated holding strips and a plurality of tools secured within the holding files by the holding strips. The system also includes an airtight tool file box that includes a handle, a pair of locks to secure the tool file box and an airtight lid that is secured by the locks. The handle is disposed on the top and middle of the lid and the tool file is stored within the tool file box. The tool file box can also have a set of wheels and a horizontal storage compartment tray stored within the tool file box to accommodate larger tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Kerry Bartholomew
  • Patent number: 8282113
    Abstract: Rideable luggage that can be used as either a rolling suitcase or as a baggage scooter for carrying a rider, or additional baggage. The rideable luggage has a suitcase and a platform that can be selectively deployed for holding additional baggage or a person. The deployable platform has at least one scooter wheel at an outboard end and a pair of suitcase wheels at its inboard end. A center steer wheel is connected to an extendable handle to provide steering control. When the platform is deployed, the suitcase wheels retract so that only the steer wheel and scooter wheel are in contact with the floor. When the platform is retracted, the suitcase wheels extend and are in contact with the floor along with the steer wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventors: James W. Veal, Madelyn T. Veal
  • Patent number: 8272648
    Abstract: A detachable golf club carrier has a handle, a carrier body, a golf club bag, at least one wheel and a second hitching device. The golf club carrier and the motorized golf cart can be hitched together without lifting the golf club carrier. A carrier for attaching to a golf car is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Robert P. Cassoni