Handle-propelled Vehicles Patents (Class 280/47.17)
  • Bag
    Patent number: 10736391
    Abstract: An example bag may include an outer shell comprising a front panel, a rear panel, a top sidewall, a bottom sidewall, a first sidewall, a second sidewall forming, and a closure configured to move from an open position to a closed position. The bag may also include a pair of adjustable straps. The adjustable straps can be configured to move from a first backpack carry position to a second hand carry position by releasing the adjustable straps from the outer shell of the bag from the first carry position and securing the adjustable straps to the second carry position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Erik Steven Larson, Derek G. Sullivan, Alex Baires, Jeff Munie
  • Patent number: 10479389
    Abstract: A collapsible seat assembly is mounted on a frame of a stroller, and includes a joint member, a backrest support member, a leg support member and a locking mechanism. Each of a pivot portion of the backrest support member and a pivot portion of the leg support member is pivotably mounted on the joint member. The locking mechanism is disposed between the pivot portions to lock or unlock the backrest and leg support members. The locking mechanism is configured to be actuated to move from a locking position to an unlocking position by the operation of the frame of the stroller from an unfolded state to a folded state. A stroller having the collapsible seat assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventor: Zhi-Ren Zhong
  • Patent number: 10414423
    Abstract: A stroller includes a frame, a first locking mechanism, a folding mechanism and a second locking mechanism. The frame is configured to be folded and unfolded between a folded state and an unfolded state. The first locking mechanism is disposed on the frame and for locking the unfolded frame and restraining the frame from being folded when the frame is in the unfolded state. The folding mechanism is movably disposed on the frame and connected to the first locking mechanism for driving the first locking mechanism to allow the frame to be folded. The second locking mechanism is disposed on the folding mechanism and separably abuts against the frame for restraining the folding mechanism from driving the first locking mechanism so as to lock the unfolded frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Zhi-Ren Zhong
  • Patent number: 9057552
    Abstract: A cooler includes a main body which includes a base, an upper rim, and one or more cooler walls extending therebetween. The cooler in some embodiments further includes 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: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: M&C INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander Vanderberg, Daniel Lee Bizzell
  • 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: 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: 9004506
    Abstract: A ball cart comprising a removable and rotatable ball basket having a plurality of separated chambers that are each able to hold a different kind of ball. Thus, whenever a particular type of ball is desired, a user is able to rotate the basket and lock it in place such that a lid of the chamber that holds balls of that type is accessible to the user. As a result, the user is able to easily select that type of balls desired from the ball cart without sifting through all of the balls in the ball cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Rutz, Casey Nathan Harris
  • Patent number: 8979001
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to fluid sprayers and more specifically, but not by limitation, to a portable airless fluid sprayer including fluid container support features configured to accommodate fluid containers of different sizes. In one example, a fluid sprayer pump assembly is provided and includes a pump assembly housing and a fluid intake conduit configured to provide a fluid path to the pump assembly housing. The fluid sprayer pump assembly also includes a frame assembly supporting the pump assembly housing and including a plurality of fluid container support features. Each of the fluid container support features is configured to accommodate a respective fluid container such that an inlet end of the fluid intake conduit is positionable within the respective fluid container. In one example, a fluid container support feature includes a fluid container holder pivotably attached to the frame assembly and movable between first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Craig L. Peterson, Ross D. Rossner, Joseph W. Kieffer
  • Patent number: 8973927
    Abstract: An auxiliary rolling system for a rolling bin having a container and a set of bin wheels mounted thereon. The auxiliary rolling system comprises a frame securable to the container of the rolling bin, at least one rotatable auxiliary wheel, and a handle for controlling the auxiliary rolling system. When mounted on the rolling bin, the at least one auxiliary wheel is positioned opposite to the set of bin wheels such that the auxiliary rolling system is movable between a stationary configuration, where movement of the bin is prevented, and a transport configuration where movement of the bin is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Guy Belanger
  • Patent number: 8936257
    Abstract: A mobile storage unit comprises a rigid frame coupled with a top seat portion, a pair of wheels and a number of supports. The wheels are coupled to a wheel mechanism that retracts the wheels into a retracted position when a downward force is applied to the rigid frame in an upright position. As a result, at least one supplemental support that is positioned above the ground when the pair of wheels are in the extended position, touches the ground when the pair of wheels is in the retracted position thereby adding support and stability to the mobile storage unit when in the upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Zuca, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Kinnee
  • Publication number: 20150014949
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to attaching carrying devices to one another for convenient transport. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a system comprising a first carrying device and a second carrying device. A catch is disposed on an anterior surface of the first carrying device, and a receiver is disposed on a posterior surface of the second carrying device. The catch is configured to releasably attach to the receiver to thereby connect the first carrying device to the second carrying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Rick Terrell Dittman
  • Publication number: 20140265189
    Abstract: A support assembly for supporting and moving objects including a lever, such as a dolly, that utilizes a support portion, a base portion, and a fulcrum to support and move an object. The support portion forms a vertical support while the base portion is substantially horizontal. The object engages both portions. A fulcrum tilts the dolly for control and movement. At least one arm extends and retract from the support portion to provide additional surface area for the dolly for supporting heavy or bulky objects. The arms join the support portion at rotatable hinges that allow the arms to incrementally rotate as needed to achieve a desired width or angle for supporting the objects. The arms may also be detachable joined with the dolly. In this manner, the object may utilize the additional surface area of each arm for enhanced stability and leverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Andy Drowanowski, Birgit Drowanowski
  • Patent number: 8820773
    Abstract: A convertible hand cart can be converted among a panel cart, a tray cart, a hotel cart, a utility cart, a mechanic's cart, a gardener's cart, and the like. The convertible hand cart can be used to transport items through doorways and through narrow halls. In addition to the ability to hall panels, the panel cart configuration has the ability to haul long lumber, doors, windows, mattresses and many other odd shaped items. The convertible hand cart has a removable, repositionable handle and a removable tongue to provide various configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Edwin Howard Ferree, Jr.
  • 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: 8764030
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sports bag assembly with an integral wheeled transportation system. The bag assembly can accommodate the transportation and storage of sports equipment. The wheels can be deployed and retracted with a single mechanical movement, and may be stowed within the geometry of the bag. The bag assembly can fit within the recessed areas of platforms on the rear of motorized golf carts; within conventional storage stands, racks, lockers, vehicle trunks and/or hatches typically found around golf courses and in residences; and within travel containers or other systems for traditional golf bags. The golf bag assembly may also include a ventilated club storage compartment to facilitate the drying of clubs (including grips), and allow drainage of fluids which may enter the interior of the bag assembly. The bag assembly can also include a support and suspension system which restrains the grip and upper shaft or hosel ends of clubs which stabilizes and protects clubs during transport and play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Golf-N-Go, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Howard L. Murphy, Thomas F. Gardner, Daryl Marse
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8733766
    Abstract: Devices and methods for convertibly changing the means and carrying capacity of a pedestrian are provided. Specifically the present disclosure comprises a backpack capable of being converted into a wheelbarrow for the purpose of transporting increased loads in emergency or varying conditions. The device may include a frame and satchel whereby a series of components are fastened to the frame in order provide for implements such as handles and rolling wheels for transportation of increased loads. The components of the system may include, for example, a frame, a satchel, handles, a wheel, and an axle. When assembled to convert the pack to a wheelbarrow configuration, the device may increase the safe carrying capacity of a pedestrian from 50-100 lbs. to 200-300 lbs. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy R. Nieman
  • 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: 8690169
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detachable roller means and a movable bag or case having said detachable roller means, said roller means comprises a roller seat (1) and a roller assembly, which are detachably connected to each other. The roller seat has a penetration opening (1-1) and a guide in which a spring-pretensioned button plate (2-10) is guided. Said button plate has a button arm (2-3), by means of which the button plate is displaceable along the guide. The roller assembly has a roller holder and a roller (3). The roller holder is provided on its upper side with a lug boss (2-5) and a shaft (2-8) projecting from the lug boss. The shaft is provided with an upper stop (2-9). In a mounting status, the lug boss is abutted against the bottom of the roller seat tightly and, viewed in the insertion direction of the shaft, the button plate is engaged behind the upper stop in a spring-pretensioned manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hangzhou Gema Suitcases & Bags Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qiang Lu
  • Patent number: 8689974
    Abstract: An article sorting apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a container having a bottom and a longitudinally extending sidewall extending therefrom and a panel positioned proximal the container. The panel includes a cylindrically shaped shoulder extending therefrom and that defines a channel in alignment with the shoulder and that extends through the panel for allowing pass-through of a matched pair of socks. The cylindrically shaped shoulder is configured for receiving an open end of a first sock. A second sock is positioned proximal the first sock and inserted into and through a respective channel and disposed into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: CreateSmart, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew N. Riad
  • Patent number: 8657307
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting articles having at least one container module that includes a container top having a non-releasable connection portion and a storage container that is selectively non-releasably connected to the container top and/or at least one other storage container. The storage container includes an upper non-releasable connection portion and a lower non-releasable connection portion. The upper non-releasable connection portion is selectively non-releasably connected to 1) a lower non-releasable connection portion of the at least one other storage container or 2) the non-releasable connection portion of the container top. The lower non-releasable connection portion is selectively non-releasably connected to an upper non-releasable connection portion of the at least one other storage container. The container module also includes a latch that releasably connects the storage container to the at least one other storage container if positioned on the container top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Omri Lifshitz, Elad Hay Shitrit
  • Patent number: 8579304
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes methods for providing a hand truck with a powered lifting feature controlled by an electronic module associated with a scale where such scale is used to determine the weight of an item to be lifted and manually transported. The electronic module is configured for causing a tray rise and lower as desired. The scale is mechanically associated with the tray for measuring the weight of an item placed on the scale. If the item weights more than a stored maximum value, the electronic device will not cause the tray to be lifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: Mitchell Olin Setzer, Sr., Larry Richard Setzer, Sr.
  • 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: 8556278
    Abstract: Embodiments of Various packaging assemblies for moving a product in a carton are provided. In this regard, a representative packaging assembly, among others, includes a carton that is designed to contain the product, and a tray that is placed below the carton. The tray has at least one caster that facilitates moving the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventor: Jody S. Brittain
  • Publication number: 20130241164
    Abstract: A carrier device includes a main body, a handle provided to the main body, an engaging unit provided to the main body and configured to be engaged with a foot provided at a lower end of an article to be carried, and a caster provided to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hajime Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20130234408
    Abstract: A mobile working station comprising a first container, where the first container includes an inner cavity; a pair of handlebars extending from the first container, where the pair of handlebars meet at a handle; a pair of brackets attached to the handlebars, where the pair of brackets support a platform; and a second container positioned within the inner cavity of the first container, where the second container receives a plurality of office supplies. The handle may include a comfort grip, and may be telescopic to enable the user to adjust the height. Finally, the mobile working station may include a set of all terrain wheels for greater transportability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: VICKIE CHILDERS
  • 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: 20130200582
    Abstract: A wheelbarrow or cart with a forwardly located wheel and two rearwardly located stand guards having first and second tubular support legs adapted to be attached to the stand guards, and first and second tubular leg members having outside diameters slidably coupled in telescoping arrangement with the inside diameters of the first and second tubular support legs. A first twist clamp means is coupled to frictionally engage and selectively lock the first tubular support leg relative to the first tubular leg member to set the total length of the first telescoping tubes and a second twist clamp means coupled to frictionally engage and selectively lock the second tubular support leg relative to the second tubular leg member to set the total length of the second telescoping tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: William Kurt Feick
  • 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
  • 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: 20130043663
    Abstract: A dolly transport system includes a dolly cart assembly having a dolly frame having at least one gripping handle, at least one lifting fork extending from the dolly frame to a distal end, and a handle grip structure located at the distal end of the lifting fork. The dolly cart assembly includes a first supporting location that includes the gripping handle and a second supporting location remote from the first supporting location that includes the handle grip structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Prenell Mitchell, Thomas Darwin Combs, William Eric Cook, Thomas Josef Butrum, Anthony Lee Dunn, Bethany Kay Giordano, Danny Joe Jackson, Heather Dawn Johnson, Shirley Mae Devers, Mark David Rucker
  • Patent number: 8371592
    Abstract: A paint pump and cart having a movable carriage to enable tilting of the paint pump secured to the carriage via a pivot mechanism without tilting the remainder of cart. A latching mechanism having a spring biased pin received in one of a pair of apertures provides selective retention of the carriage in an operating or loading position and the latching mechanism is operable to release the carriage to move between the operating and loading positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Titan Tool, Inc.
    Inventor: Ann Catherine Feitel
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120235387
    Abstract: A rolling cart for transporting items commonly used at outdoor gatherings in a secure and convenient manner. The cart comprises a frame having two or more tires 20, an open-ended bag connected to the frame, and a strap that holds one or more items of equipment against the frame. The strap is positioned near the open end of the bag and is used to cinch equipment that extends outside the bag against the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Robert S. BRUCE
  • Publication number: 20120234706
    Abstract: A bag for transporting and storing skis, snowboards, and related accessories, such as helmets, boots, gloves, and goggles, where the bag has an elongated lower compartment for the storage and transport of skis and snowboards, and at least one separate upper compartment for the storage and transport of accessories. The lower compartment prevents the moisture on the skis and snowboards from reaching the helmets and gloves. The upper compartment may be divided into separate subcompartments, allowing boots to be kept separate from helmets and gloves, which can aid in keeping the moisture and/or odor of the boots from affecting the helmets and gloves. The bag is made of durable flexible material and is closed by zippers or other secure fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: John Edward Underfer
  • Publication number: 20120228841
    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: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: LF CENTENNIAL LIMITED
    Inventors: TERRENCE P. KINSKEY, Matthew G. WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 8262106
    Abstract: An oxygen tank holder that is mobile and could be wheeled around by a patient as needed or when attached to a wheelchair. The oxygen tank holder includes a base mounted on a skeletal framework, with the framework including a pair of wheels that are connected by a central axle. The oxygen tank is held on the base by a pair of straps, with the oxygen tank holder being moved around with the help of a handle attached to the framework or propelled when attached to a wheelchair. A band and a stabilizer bar with a pair of mounting bolts at each end secure the holder to a wheelchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Karol T. Suszynsky
  • Patent number: 8256794
    Abstract: A hand-propelled or vehicle-towed convertible deer cart incorporates side walls that are locked vertically when collapsed to a first geometry of very small size for storage and transport, and also when readily reconfigured for use as a larger transport cart or trailer. When further reconfigured for use as a hunting stand, the side walls are pivoted from vertical to horizontal and form a part of a larger platform in combination with the cart bed. A pair of ladders may be stored within the cart bed when configured as a transport cart. The ladders are pivoted about their longitudinal axis to convert to the larger transport cart, and then extended to full-length ladders in the hunting stand geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: Roger A. Burton, John R. Hendrickson
  • Publication number: 20120218144
    Abstract: A mobile storage unit is disclosed. The mobile storage unit includes a rigid exo-skeletal frame and a flexible storage bag that couples to the rigid exo-skeletal frame while within an open storage region framed by the exo-skeletal frame. The mobile storage unit also includes a top seat portion and stabilizing features that extend and retract from the rigid exo-skeletal frame to support the mobile storage unit in the upright position. The mobile storage unit can also include a monitoring device for transmitting signals that are used to determine the location of the mobile storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: ZUCA, INC.
    Inventors: Laura Elizabeth Udall, Nicholas V. Udall
  • Patent number: 8235401
    Abstract: The lever assist device which is attached to the axle of a transport dolly has a foot pedal which is spring biased to a first, vertical inactive position, may be engaged by the foot of a user to reduce the draw force required to rotate the loaded dolly onto its wheels for displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventors: Rick Scriven, David L Caraffa
  • Patent number: 8235641
    Abstract: For use with lazy-portrait narrow-end to narrow-end (LPEE) formatted document pages printed on a continuous web of material, an apparatus and method of use for assembling correctly page-sequenced document sets that utilizes a slitter for separating the LPEE formatted document pages into two separate streams of continuous sheets that are loaded onto a document transfer cart that has two side-by-side and hinged-together document receiving trays, for each tray a removable bottom support plate assembly having casters on the lower portion of one of the bottom support plates, a top document delivery roller for each tray, a central hinge connecting the two trays to each another, support rack pivot rods, a handle secured to each tray, and cart transfer wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: DST Output
    Inventors: Frank W. Delfer, Charles B. Clupper, Marc J. Fagan, Brett Jay Flickner, Matthew Thomas Leettola
  • Publication number: 20120138605
    Abstract: Presented is a waterproof storage container for above and below grade storage applications comprising a molded cavity with a large opening on one end, a threaded and gasketed inner lid, an outer id protecting the inner lid from moisture, backfill, and mechanical damage, enabling the burial or long term storage of firearms and other emergency supplies, a means to manufacture the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: DAVID ALAN GRUNDY
  • Publication number: 20120126022
    Abstract: A toy vehicle raceway and rolling cart may include a plurality of multilane track segments, each of which may have a corresponding pivotably mounted support bracket. A toy vehicle raceway may be capable of being assembled in a plurality of configurations, including a racing configuration wherein the track segments and brackets may be assembled as a ramped raceway and a transport configuration wherein one or more of the track segments and brackets may be assembled to form a rolling cart for securely carrying other raceway components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Wayne Nuttall, Brendon Vetuskey, Stacy L. O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20120119459
    Abstract: A multi-use cart having multiple possible configurations and multiple possible uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen D. Hanson
  • Patent number: 8177242
    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. In an alternate embodiment, 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. The motion can optionally be restricted by the bearing so that the grid holder cannot rotate more than 180 degrees and cannot be turned upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: X-Ray Cassette Repair Company
    Inventors: Leo Reina, James Sorgani
  • Patent number: 8167254
    Abstract: A trash container emptying mechanism provides an upstanding ā€œUā€ shaped yoke with two horizontally spaced apart vertically extending arms each having a perpendicular base portion mounted to wheeled cart. A trash container carrier having a partially circumferentially extending rigid upper support, a vertically spaced apart bottom support and at least one vertical leg communicating between the rigid upper support and the bottom support is pivotally carried within the yoke on two offset pivot spacers and two horizontal axles extending therethrough and therebetween. A flexible length adjustable strap releasably secures the trash container to the carrier and a removable position locking pin extends through aligned axle holes defined in yoke vertical arm and carrier to positionally secure the carrier and trash container in a vertical orientation within the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Dale Hopkins
  • Patent number: 8162348
    Abstract: A folding cart (20) includes a frame (22) having a first extendable leg and a second extendable leg. A bag support (30) connects the first extendable leg with the second extendable leg and defines a first plate (44) adjacent the first extendable leg. A second plate (46) is defined on the bag support (30) adjacent the second extendable leg. A vertical hinge (48) rotatably connects the first plate (44) with the second plate (46) such that the first plate (44) can rotate relative to the second plate (46) about a bag support (30) axis of rotation such that the cart (20) is can be folded when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Wendell A. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8146740
    Abstract: A hook handle assembly is disclosed to include a mount, which has a first mounting portion affixed to a golf bag and a second mounting portion with positioning grooves protruded from the first mounting portion, a handlebar pivoted to the second mounting portion of the mount and positionable in the positioning grooves of the mount, and a hook grip, which has a mounting block pivoted to one end of handlebar remote from the mount, a hook-like grip body extended from the mounting block for grasping by the user or hooking on a handrail or support, and an adjustable fastener for securing the hook grip in place after hooking of the hook-like grip body on a handrail or support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Fu-Hsing Tan