Convertible, Selective, Or Changeable Body Patents (Class 280/47.18)
  • Patent number: 10247463
    Abstract: The solar-powered refrigerating cooler in an insulated container. The interior space of the solar-powered refrigerating cooler forms a temperature controlled space within which items may be stored. The solar-powered refrigerating cooler comprises a refrigeration system that: 1) forms the interior space; and, 2) cools the interior space of the solar-powered refrigerating cooler. The refrigeration system is solar-powered. The solar-powered refrigerating cooler comprises a refrigeration system, one or more USB ports, a cutting board, a bottle opener, an extendable handle, and a power system. The one or more USB ports, the cutting board, the bottle opener, the extendable handle, and a power system are mounted on the refrigeration system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Miguel Garcia
  • Patent number: 10183686
    Abstract: A mobile gas container cart, having a base configured to receive a gas container. The mobile gas container cart includes a set of wheels coupled to the base, each wheel of the set of wheels having a diameter of at least twelve inches. The cart includes a handle extending from the base and an extension extending from the base in a direction opposite the handle. A third wheel may be positioned at an end of the extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Chad Goodwin
  • Patent number: 10137916
    Abstract: A modular fishing equipment cart includes a frame having a first longitudinal side and a second longitudinal side extending parallel to the first longitudinal side. A front lateral side connects the first longitudinal side and the second longitudinal side and a rear lateral side also connects the first longitudinal side and the second longitudinal side. A plurality of wheels supports the frame for rolling the frame on the wheels. A rod holder assembly extends along the left longitudinal side. A plurality of hooks is co-linearly attached to the front lateral side. A magnetic holder is attached to the rear lateral side. Additional components are removably attachable to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: David Glassberg
  • Patent number: 10108185
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for transporting one or more items with an autonomous robot, which is at least capable of independent movement as desired without the need of additional infrastructure, mechanisms or assistance. One of the methods includes providing the robot with a list at least containing the at least one item to be transported, where the at least one item is located in a first area. The at least one item is gathered from the first area via the robot. The at least one item is transported from the first area to at least a second area via the robot. The at least one item is placed in at least the second area without any intervention from outside the robot regardless of where the second area is with respect to the first area so that the at least one item can be autonomously transported from the first area to the second area as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: VECNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Theobald
  • Patent number: 10093380
    Abstract: A folding, personal vehicle includes a frame having a foot deck, a front wheel, a bracket, and a handle. The bracket is pivotally connected to the frame and has a bottom position and a top position. The handle is connected to the bracket and is positioned at least partially elevationally above the foot deck of the frame when the bracket is in the top position and is positioned at least partially elevationally below the foot deck of the frame when the bracket is in the bottom position. A folding mechanism for a personal vehicle includes a bracket with a first bracket profile and a second bracket profile. The first bracket profile engages a rear side of a bottom rod when the bracket is in a top position. The second bracket profile engages a front side of the bottom rod when the bracket is in a bottom position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Skyer Motors Technologies LTD
    Inventor: Evgeniya Gotfrid
  • Patent number: 9986824
    Abstract: A mobile storage system includes a cabinet convertible between an open configuration for storing items and a folded configuration for transportation of the cabinet. The cabinet includes rear, left, right, top, and bottom walls that cooperate to form an Interior storage space having a front opening. The cabinet further includes a pair of wheels and a handle so that the cabinet can be moved as a cart. One or more drawers can be removably connected to and supported by drawer slides within the cabinet so that the drawers are movable into and out of the Interior storage space through the front opening. The drawers can be configured to be used as drawers for long term storage when located within the cabinet and as suitcases for travelling storage when removed from the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew John Vallo, Lawrence Joseph Janning
  • Patent number: 9943750
    Abstract: A personal vehicle system including a control system and at least one wheel motor coupled to the personal vehicle system and subject to control by the control system. A control system for a personal vehicle system including steps for calibrating the control system, where the control system includes a sensor system having load sensors incorporated into the personal vehicle system and also having lean forward and lean backward outputs, a user interface that prompts a user to lean forward and backward and allows a user to input a sensitivity value, and an electronic hardware component for calculating a normalization value where the wheel motor current is controlled as a function of the normalization value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Stealth Electric Longboards
    Inventor: Aaron Paul Rogers
  • Patent number: 9918535
    Abstract: A handle includes a first handle rod having a distal end and a proximal end, a second handle rod having a distal end and a proximal end, the second handle rod coupled to the first handle rod and disposed parallel to the first handle rod, a grip coupled to the distal end of the first handle rod and to the distal end of the second handle rod, and a pocket disposed between the first handle rod and the second handle rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Boban Jose
  • Patent number: 9789892
    Abstract: Implementations of a wheelbarrow are provided. In some implementations, the wheelbarrow comprises a receptacle, a front wheel having an axle extending therethrough, a frame, handles, and a self balancer operatively connected to the frame. In some implementations, the front end, back end, first side, second side, and bottom of the receptacle are curved. In some implementations, the frame includes a first tube and second tube. In some implementations, each of the first tube and the second has a first portion that is concave and extends along the bottom and back end of the receptacle, a second portion that extends from the first portion towards the wheel and is convex, and a third portion that extends from the second portion toward the axle and is straight. In some implementations, the distal end of the third portion of the first tube and the second is operatively connected to the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Zbynek Sikora
  • Patent number: 9545941
    Abstract: An infant stroller apparatus includes a stroller frame having a leg frame, a stand platform pivotally connected with the leg frame about a pivot axis, and a spring connected with the leg frame. The stand platform is connected with a caster assembly disposed rearward relative to the pivot axis. The spring is configured to bias the stand platform in a direction for displacing the caster assembly downward. In some embodiment, the infant stroller apparatus can include a brake assembly operable to lift the caster assembly of the stand platform in a braking state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Pacella, Andrew J. Winterhalter, Nathanael Saint, William B. Bellows, Jerry S. Ingraham
  • Patent number: 9371084
    Abstract: A shopping cart in one embodiment comprises a uniframe, a mat basket, and a slim-fit cart frame and basket combination, as well as in multiple embodiments, providing individual structural differences and advantages over pre-existing forms of shopping carts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Unarco Industries LLC
    Inventors: Bobby D. Peters, Wesley McMurtrey, Gregory A. Cox
  • Patent number: 9211894
    Abstract: A multi-mode load carrier is convertible to assume a storage mode, a cart mode, and a hand-truck mode. The load carrier includes a rolling base and a base pusher having a handgrip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Ameriwood Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William R Gibson
  • Patent number: 9103996
    Abstract: An optical fiber connector according to the present disclosure includes an outer housing, an inner housing and a handling member. The outer housing has an accommodation room defined by a first wall, a second wall, a third wall and a fourth wall, wherein the first wall faces the third wall and connects with the second and fourth walls. A hook is formed at each of the second and fourth walls. The inner housing protrudes outwardly from the accommodation room of the outer housing. The handling member has a pair of grip hooks that are configured to hook on to the hooks at the second and fourth walls, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Yu-Ching Lin
  • Publication number: 20150123361
    Abstract: A wheeled carrier for manual movement of material includes a base frame with a pair of frame rails. The frame rails are turned down at the front end with a first bracket connecting the rails and providing a mounting point for at least one wheel and a receiver between the frame rails. The wheel is positioned so that it does not extend above either of the frame rails. A second bracket extends between the frame rails and includes a release mechanism positioned between the frame rails. An attachment including a yoke may be releasably mounted to the base frame. The yoke extends between the receiver of the first bracket and the release mechanism of the second bracket and engages the receiver and the release mechanism. The attachment further including a load carrying arrangement configured to rest on the frame rails above the at least one wheel without engaging the wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy C. Willett
  • 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: 8991598
    Abstract: A system for storing a device having an elongated shaft and a shank portion. The system having a body portion and a cover portion. The body portion having a sidewall portion defining an opening there-through. The cover portion having a generally open-ring shape. The cover portion having an open position and a closed position, where the cover portion closes at least a portion of the opening when in the closed position, and where the cover portion is spaced apart from the opening when in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Casey C. Whitworth
  • Patent number: 8979100
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting articles between working locations including a first container comprising a first latch engagement structure and a second latch engagement structure and a second container comprising a latch. The latch selectively engages with 1) the first latch engagement structure of the first container to latch the first and second containers in a first configuration or 2) the second latch engagement structure of the first container to latch the first and second containers in a second configuration. A third container is configured to be positioned between the first and second containers. In the first configuration, one of the first and second containers is arranged on top of the other of the first and second containers without the third container therebetween. In the second configuration, the third container is provided between the first and second containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Bensman, Nadin Daniel Horovitz
  • Patent number: 8967633
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Andy Drowanowski, Birgit Drowanowski
  • Patent number: 8944442
    Abstract: A shrinkable load supporter of a truck includes a telescopic pole set having two end respectively combined with a front base and a rear base and threadably fixed with positioning tubes. Fixed over grooves of the front base and the rear base respectively is a pressing rod, which presses on outer tubes and inner tubes of the telescopic pole set. The pressing rod is provided with plural through holes corresponding to threaded holes of the front base and said rear base. With screws threadably fixed in said through holes of the pressing rod and the threaded holes of the front base and the rear base, the telescopic pole set can thus be firmly combined together with the front base and the rear base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Hai-Ming Tsai
  • Patent number: 8939453
    Abstract: A utility hand truck that includes an upright frame having a top end that includes a handle, elongated spaced apart vertical posts, a bottom end that includes a base support plate and spaced apart wheels at the bottom end; a front bucket; securing members that are for removable attachment of the front bucket between the elongated spaced apart vertical posts, and the base support plate; and a rear foot board that is constructed and arranged for support from the upright frame and disposed between the spaced apart wheels. The bucket scoops material at ground level while the rear foot board is useable in pushing the bucket forward and in tilting the upright frame and bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Paul V. Ficociello
  • Patent number: 8936258
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting articles between working locations is provided. The apparatus includes wheels mounted towards the bottom of the apparatus for rotation about an axis to provide rolling support for the apparatus and a manually engageable pulling handle. The pulling handle and the ground engaging wheels are arranged to enable a user to manually pull the pulling handle generally rearwardly so as to tilt the apparatus rearwardly to a tilted rolling movement position, thereby enabling the user to roll the apparatus to a desired location by pushing or pulling the pulling handle in a desired direction. The apparatus also includes a frame and at least one or more mount structures adjustably connected to the frame. The apparatus further includes a plurality of containers connected to the mount structures, where at least one of the containers are of a different configuration from another one of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Sharon Bar-Erez, Gil Vilkomirski
  • Patent number: 8919508
    Abstract: A portable suitcase tabletop system features a suitcase with a u-shaped telescopic handle located on a suitcase top surface. The telescopic handle slides out and away from the suitcase top surface when extended. The suitcase features a plurality of wheels located on a suitcase bottom surface. The system features a planar table pivotally located on a suitcase rear surface or a suitcase front surface. A U-shaped bar is slides out from the suitcase rear surface or the suitcase front surface next to a table bottom surface. The bar supports the table. The table and the bar are located in a zippered pouch. A telescopic front support slides out from a front support cavity located in the suitcase rear surface or the suitcase front surface close to the suitcase bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Monica E. Halko, Karen Heitz
  • Publication number: 20140375181
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting articles between working locations is provided. The apparatus includes wheels mounted towards the bottom of the apparatus for rotation about an axis to provide rolling support for the apparatus and a manually engageable pulling handle. The pulling handle and the ground engaging wheels are arranged to enable a user to manually pull the pulling handle generally rearwardly so as to tilt the apparatus rearwardly to a tilted rolling movement position, thereby enabling the user to roll the apparatus to a desired location by pushing or pulling the pulling handle in a desired direction. The apparatus also includes a frame and at least one or more mount structures adjustably connected to the frame. The apparatus further includes a plurality of containers connected to the mount structures, where at least one of the containers are of a different configuration from another one of the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Sharon Bar-Erez, Gil Vilkomirski, Yosi Sabbag, Elad Hay Shitrit
  • 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: 8910956
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Troy Bengtzen
  • Patent number: 8894076
    Abstract: A cart may include a frame, a plurality of wheels carried by the frame, a platform movably carried by the frame, and a lift assembly. The lift assembly may be carried at least in part by the frame and operably associated with the platform to move the platform relative to the frame. The lift assembly may include at least one hydraulic actuator having a piston rod movable under hydraulic pressure to move the platform relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignees: Magline, Inc., Swift Water Logistics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce L. Hailston, Andrew P. Richard
  • Patent number: 8870194
    Abstract: A new hand cart apparatus has a frame, two wheels connected to the frame, and a first and a second set of C-hooks connected to the frame. The first set of C-hooks is configured so that its openings face in a first direction when the frame is upright and the second set of C-hooks is configured so that its openings face in a direction opposite to the first direction when the frame is declined. The frame can be pushed forwards in an upright position to insert an object resting on the ground into the first set of C-hooks and can be pulled backwards in a declined position to an insert an object resting on the ground into the second set of C-hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Goellner
  • Patent number: 8863867
    Abstract: A lightweight trailer suitable for towing behind a motorcycle is convertible to a trailer operative to transport the motorcycle behind another towing vehicle. An axle slider employs a parallel linkage to easily adjust trailer axle width. The design also shifts the center of gravity of the trailer to provide a balanced load as a motorcycle cargo trailer and as a motorcycle-hauling trailer. To attain the additional length and trailer hitch height necessary for hauling the motorcycle, a frame extension and an offset tongue extension are provided. This offset tongue also provides attachment points for conventional motorcycle tie-down straps. A loading ramp is provided to allow for easy loading of the motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventors: William J. Haworth, Donald R. Bryant
  • Publication number: 20140306410
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a container transport device. A base member may be coupled with a handle, one or more wheel members and a base engaging member. The handle can have a grip disposed at one end, and may be used to tilt and move the device. Further, a clamping member can be selectively engaged with the handle, and may be used to engage a top portion of a target container, using a top notch disposed in the clamping member. The base engaging member may be configured to engage the bottom of the target container, thereby holding the container in place during lifting and/or transportation. The wheel member(s) can support the base member off a floor surface, and help move the device during transportation of a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: George T. Becka
  • Patent number: 8820774
    Abstract: A foldable cart is described. The cart may be collapsed for transport in the bed of a pickup truck to a jobsite. Upon reaching the jobsite, the cart is removed from the pickup truck, unfolded and used to transport construction materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Mike Schonhardt
  • Patent number: 8814181
    Abstract: A cart apparatus for transporting cargo items to and from a recreational location includes a base unit and a chair unit which are selectively assemblable for transport and disassemblable upon reaching a desired destination. The base unit includes wheels for rolling over varying terrains, and a support portion for stowage thereon of cargo items. The chair unit is foldable between collapsed and opened conditions. The base unit is formed with a receiving area for selective receipt of the collapsed chair unit. When assembled, the collapsed chair unit is matedly engaged in the receiving area of the base unit with the chair unit extending outwardly from the base unit to serve as a handle for controlling rolling and tilting operation of the base unit. When disassembled, the chair unit may be opened into the use condition, and the base unit may serve as a side table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Paul Weldon, Jeryldene Weldon, Julie Weldon, John Saladino, Rapier James, James Tate, Robert Gibson
  • Patent number: 8794644
    Abstract: A side-rollable log cart is invented to load and unload huge logs and remove such logs from a confined location. It also disclosed a method to load a large and heavy log onto the cart by laying down one side of the log cart and dragging such log with standard peavey tool by two men.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Limin Chen, Daniel Charles Massaro
  • Patent number: 8770599
    Abstract: A dolly and carry cage for a device with robust tubular frame for mounting machine, with a wheel and handle dolly arrangement integral with the frame for rolling the device to work site, and with a carry handle for lifting device as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Kane, George Cruz
  • Patent number: 8764045
    Abstract: A method and adjustable and multi-use cart system are disclosed for moving objects. A user can utilize the present invention as a simple cart, a dolly, or even as a full size hand cart to move a variety of objects of various sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Andy Kossowsky
  • 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: 8702111
    Abstract: A stackable and collapsible trolley assembly having at least one collapsible transport container, and a support structure on which the transport container rests. The support structure is moveable on wheels. Additional transport containers can be rested on the assembly, and preferably, are arranged so that a recessed edge at the bottom of a second transport container fits within the open perimeter of the first transport container. The wheels on the support structure are all located inside of the recessed edge, so that the trolley assembly wheels will be located within the opening of a transport container when the trolley assembly is positioned on top of a transport container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Paulo J. Simoes
  • Patent number: 8690183
    Abstract: A shopping cart composed of biodegradable elements to allow for reusability and easy disposability. The frame of the cart is comprised of interconnected elements to create a sturdy and durable structure. The basket forms in the interior of the frame and is also composed of biodegradable material. The wheels are connected to the frame through a wheel bolt, and both the wheel and wheel bolt are also composed of biodegradable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Elan Kainen
  • Patent number: 8662506
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-function cart for storing and transporting emergency or other supplies. The multi-function cart comprises 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. The multi-function cart can also be used recreationally. 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. 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: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Troy Bengtzen
  • 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: 8657308
    Abstract: A pushing vehicle is described for transporting at least one child, including: a wheeled chassis including a chassis frame and a plurality of wheels that are rotatably mounted relative to the chassis frame to support the chassis frame above a ground surface and which enable the chassis to be moved along the ground surface; a passenger support for supporting a child; wherein the passenger support is attachable to the frame in a mounting position by a single tool-less attachment mechanism for attaching an underside of the passenger support to the chassis frame, to support the passenger support generally above the wheeled chassis. Also described are related modular seating systems and a supporting compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Phil and Teds Most Excellent Buggy Company Limited
    Inventors: Campbell Gower, James Richard Andrews
  • Patent number: 8651500
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: 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: 8641056
    Abstract: A shoulder-carriable wheeled cart assembly includes a cart frame, a detachable backpack mountable on the cart frame, a plurality of laterally spaced support pegs mounted on the cart frame lower end portion, and a detachable harness strap. The harness strap is tightenable about articles mounted on the support pegs between the harness strap and the cart frame to secure said articles against the cart frame. A support tray attachable to the support pegs and interposable between the articles and the support pegs stabilizes the mounting of the articles on the support pegs. The cart assembly is mountable on a mobile passenger vehicle, such as a bicycle, via a docking fixture that receives and secures the cart assembly. A retraction cord connected to the harness strap upper end urges the harness strap upper end toward the upper portion of the frame, thereby avoiding dragging the harness strap along the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Robert L. Carter
  • Patent number: 8641057
    Abstract: A wagon includes a wagon pan including a wagon pan sidewall and a footwell including a footwell sidewall and a bottom. The wagon pan and footwell are adapted to be shipped in a nesting configuration and fastened together with the wagon pan on top of the footwell to form a body of the wagon. A handle and a number of are wheels adapted to be connected to the body of the wagon. The handle and wheels may also be shipped in a nested configuration with respect to the footwell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Herlitz, Thomas Schlegel, Eric Selner
  • Publication number: 20140001719
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting articles between working locations is provided. The apparatus includes wheels mounted towards the bottom of the apparatus for rotation about an axis to provide rolling support for the apparatus and a manually engageable pulling handle. The pulling handle and the ground engaging wheels are arranged to enable a user to manually pull the pulling handle generally rearwardly so as to tilt the apparatus rearwardly to a tilted rolling movement position, thereby enabling the user to roll the apparatus to a desired location by pushing or pulling the pulling handle in a desired direction. The apparatus also includes a frame and at least one or more mount structures adjustably connected to the frame. The apparatus further includes a plurality of containers connected to the mount structures, where at least one of the containers are of a different configuration from another one of the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: THE STANLEY WORKS ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventors: Sharon Bar-Erez, Gil Vilkomirski
  • Patent number: 8613349
    Abstract: The present invention features a portable suitcase tabletop system having a suitcase with a generally u-shaped telescopic handle and a plurality of wheels located on the suitcase bottom surface. The system has a table with a table bottom surface pivotally attached to a generally u-shaped telescopic table mount. A first table mount rod is located in a first table mount tube and a second table mount rod is located in a second table mount tube. The first table mount tube and the second table mount tube are located on a suitcase rear surface. In a first closed position, the table is located parallel with and pivoted against the suitcase rear surface. In a second open position, the table is pivoted into a position on a plane parallel with the suitcase top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventors: Monica E. Halko, Karen Heitz
  • Publication number: 20130328279
    Abstract: An improved convertible cart can be converted from a hand truck to a platform by a simple pull of a spring loaded adjustment arm. The convertible cart has reversible wire retainers. When the edge of the wire retainer is facing upward, it prevents an object being carried from shifting sideways off of the rails. The wire retainers can also be flipped downwards to allow an oversized object to be carried flat and extend outside the retaining rails. The toe plate of the cart can be used as a seat with a pad that can be attached as a weeding pad either from the seated or kneeling position. The cart's handle frame can be sleeves into its base frame so that entire cart can be packed tightly within the tub to allow the tub to be the principal storage and delivery means for display, sale and shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: William Kurt Feick
  • Patent number: 8596671
    Abstract: A wheeled apparatus includes a base having sides, a front, rear, upper surface and lower surface, with a pair of leaves forming sides of the base and pivotally connected thereto and a pair of gates forming the front and rear and pivotally connected to the base and leaves. A handle subassembly and a leg subassembly are connected to the base, with a wheel subassembly connected to the leg subassembly. The apparatus is configurable in a cart mode, a table mode with gates and leaves oriented in a flat horizontal plane, a dolly mode with leaves and gates connected to form a cart but with leg subassembly lowered closer to the ground relative to the cart mode, and a stowage mode, where the leaves and gates collapse into the base, the handle subassembly retracts into the base, and the leg subassembly collapses up into the lower surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Cartable, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Myrant, Phillip C. Aumiller, Grady E. Barfoot, Jonathan C. Fragoso, Michael C. Messaros
  • Publication number: 20130312295
    Abstract: A wheelbarrow conversion kit is used to convert a wheelbarrow structure to a pull wagon or to accommodate a push blade. The handles of the wheelbarrow are removed and an adaptor is preferably inserted where the handles were removed. The pull wagon adaptor includes a pair of steerable wheels and handle for pulling of the wagon. Other embodiments provide additional functionality for use of the wagon in a gardening type application. The push blade assembly is removably attached to the frame of the wheelbarrow at a front edge thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Giuliano CELLI
  • Patent number: 8573608
    Abstract: A clamp assembly including: a clamp frame including a first portion including a first opening which accepts a fastener, and a second portion interposed between the first portion and a third portion, wherein the third portion includes a second opening and a third opening, each of which accepts a fastener, a threaded rod disposed through the first portion of the clamp frame; and a clamp pad on an inner end of the clamp rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: On The Level Billiards, LLC
    Inventor: John Palmer
  • Patent number: 8567796
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting articles between working locations. The apparatus includes wheels mounted towards the bottom of the apparatus for rotation about an axis to provide rolling support for the apparatus and a manually engageable pulling handle. The pulling handle and the ground engaging wheels are arranged to enable a user to manually pull the pulling handle generally rearwardly so as to tilt the apparatus rearwardly to a tilted rolling movement position, thereby enabling the user to roll the apparatus to a desired location by pushing or pulling the pulling handle in a desired direction. The apparatus also includes a frame and at least one or more mount structures adjustably connected to the frame. The apparatus further includes a plurality of containers connected to the mount structures, where at least one of the containers are of a different configuration from another one of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Sharon Bar-Erez, Gil Vilkomirski