Laterally Spaced Wheels Patents (Class 280/47.24)
  • Patent number: 10239545
    Abstract: A transporting apparatus including a top portion pivotally coupled to a middle portion via a latching assembly, the latching assembly including a biasing element and a latching element, the biasing element biasing latching element in a closed position which releasably secures the top portion to the middle portion in an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DaVinci II CSJ, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajit Khubani
  • Patent number: 10239575
    Abstract: An inverted two-wheeled vehicle includes: an inverted two-wheeled vehicle body; a pair of step plates, a rider putting both feet on the pair of step plates; a parallel link mechanism that links the pair of step plates so that the pair of step plates are inclined to the right or the left in unison; a handle that is supported by the inverted two-wheeled vehicle body; and a controller that controls a turning movement of the inverted two-wheeled vehicle according to an inclination of the pair of step plates in the horizontal direction. The handle is supported by the inverted two-wheeled vehicle body so that the handle does not work with the pair of step plates when the step plates are inclined to the right or the left.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kouta Oishi, Satoshi Toyoshima
  • Patent number: 10118631
    Abstract: A combination hand truck and equipment stand to be used by musicians, sound reinforcement companies and sound personnel, lighting companies and lighting personnel, clubs, schools, theaters, concert halls and Houses of Worship for transporting equipment (instrument amplifiers, sound and lighting consoles, speaker enclosures, audio processing racks and general miscellaneous equipment) transforms into a stand for said musical instrument amplifiers, sound and lighting consoles, standard 19? audio equipment racks, stage monitors, loudspeaker enclosures, and storage boxes, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Sheldon Jay Gunther
  • Patent number: 10085536
    Abstract: The backpack support device is an accessory that is configured to interface with a backpack and an end user in order to help carry the weight of the backpack with the end user. The backpack support device is constructed of a basket member that includes a waist strap along a front surface of the basket member. The basket member is configured to receive a backpack therein. The waist strap is adapted to interface with a waist of an end user while said end user carries said backpack via shoulder straps of said backpack. The basket member is further defined with a base member. A pair of vertical armatures extends downwardly on opposing sides of the basket member. Each of the pair of vertical armatures is further defined with a bottom end. The bottom end of each of the pair of vertical armatures includes a wheel that mobilizes the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: David Costigan
  • Patent number: 9663340
    Abstract: The tool for handling a cover, in particular covers for sewers or vents, or for manholes, relates to the covers of sewers or vents or manholes, having a substantially planar top surface. The tool includes a holder defining a surface for engaging with the top surface of a cover, a lifting fulcrum, and a handle. The handle has one end spaced apart from the lifting fulcrum. The holder, fulcrum and handle are arranged such that a force exerted by an operator on the one end is transmitted as a force on the holder by the lifting fulcrum. The holder includes a leg connected to the handle and is rigidly configured such that, in the position for lifting a cover, the assembly formed of the cover- and the holder with the leg is rigid. The invention further relates to a method for removing or re-placing such a cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: EUROSIGN
    Inventor: Thomas Garcia
  • Patent number: 9573639
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wheel retraction assembly that can be used with a convertible cart for transport of cargo. The convertible cart includes a support structure, first and/or second wheels, each with a retraction assembly that includes telescopic and fixed struts. The wheel retraction assembly is operatively associated with the support structure and is movable between retracted and expanded positions. One end of telescopic strut mounts the wheel axle structure and the opposite end is connected to the support structure. In the retracted position, the wheel retraction assembly maintains the first and/or second wheels in a position to enable the cart to be moved. In the expanded position, the retraction assembly moves the first and/or second wheels to another position to be adjacent the support structure wherein the wheels do not support the cart. The cart also features a convertible handle assembly and a mountable platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Anthony G. Furtado
  • Patent number: 9475512
    Abstract: A ladder carrier is disclosed herein. The ladder carrier includes a pair of pneumatic tires that are connected to each other through an axle. The ladder carrier further includes a support frame that is mounted on the axle. The support frame may include two bars that may be configured to hold at least one ladder such that center of gravity of the at least one ladder is supported by the pair of pneumatic tires. Further, the ladder carrier includes a base structure that may be connected between the two bars. The base structure may be connected to the two bars at a portion above the axle. The base structure may provide a platform for supporting the at least one ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Christian Stacy Rich
  • 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: 9010772
    Abstract: A carrier for an assembled fall hazard anchor includes a frame including a rear bar and first and second carrier handles connected to the rear bar to define a plane. Wheels are rotatably connected to opposite ends of the rear bar and located outwardly of the carrier handles. First and second abutments are secured to the rear bar intermediate the carrier handles and extend downward for a substantial portion of the radius of the wheels. A swiveling hook is located intermediate the carrier handles and at an adjustable spacing above the plane and spaced in front of the rear bar. With the carrier handles not pivoted by the user, the ring of the assembled anchor can be received in the swiveling hook. The swiveling hook with an adjusted spacing, the ring and the assembled anchor can be raised by pivoting the carrier handles about the rear bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Garlock Safety Systems
    Inventor: Stephen C. Johanneck
  • Patent number: 8979095
    Abstract: A collapsible, wheeled travois that may be used to transport multiple passengers in a hands-free mode is provided. The wheeled travois is quickly and easily assembled and includes detachable wheels, support members, load carrying surface, and harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Chase Lewis
  • Patent number: 8967651
    Abstract: A bicycle trailer that is foldable into a small storable position that expands to include a bicycle trailer that can be configured to convert into a lounge chair, a dolly, a baby bed with or without a canopy, a table or a wagon using an improved tow bar and trailer hitch that easily attaches and detaches to a bicycle as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Milorad Simic
  • Patent number: 8931787
    Abstract: A support cart for a machine screw may comprise a frame and a plurality of trolleys. The frame may have a pair of tracks and a caster assembly. The caster assembly may have a first position where the frame does not contact a surface, such as a floor, allowing the frame to be movable. The caster assembly may also have a second position which allows the frame to contact the surface, such as a floor, rendering the frame to be substantially stationary. The plurality of trolleys may include a base, an adjuster, a support bracket, and a plurality of rollers. The trolleys may be movable along the tracks of the frame via the plurality of rollers. A height position of the support bracket may be adjustable relative to the base via the adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Crawford, Derrick Gene Colon
  • Publication number: 20140375003
    Abstract: A carrier for an assembled fall hazard anchor includes a frame including a rear bar and first and second carrier handles connected to the rear bar to define a plane. Wheels are rotatably connected to opposite ends of the rear bar and located outwardly of the carrier handles. First and second abutments are secured to the rear bar intermediate the carrier handles and extend downward for a substantial portion of the radius of the wheels. A swiveling hook is located intermediate the carrier handles and at an adjustable spacing above the plane and spaced in front of the rear bar. With the carrier handles not pivoted by the user, the ring of the assembled anchor can be received in the swiveling hook. The swiveling hook with an adjusted spacing, the ring and the assembled anchor can be raised by pivoting the carrier handles about the rear bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen C. Johanneck
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140332485
    Abstract: A ladder carrier is disclosed herein. The ladder carrier includes a pair of pneumatic tires that are connected to each other through an axle. The ladder carrier further includes a support frame that is mounted on the axle. The support frame may include two bars that may be configured to hold at least one ladder such that centre of gravity of the at least one ladder is supported by the pair of pneumatic tires. Further, the ladder carrier includes a base structure that may be connected between the two bars. The base structure may be connected to the two bars at a portion above the axle. The base structure may provide a platform for supporting the at least one ladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Christian Stacy Rich
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140283713
    Abstract: A pallet includes a deck having an upper surface for supporting goods thereon. The deck includes a plurality of ribs extending downward. According to one feature, the ribs may form plurality of stringers extending downward below the deck. Some of the ribs may be shorter in order to form a notch at each end of the stringers for engaging supports in a rack. In another feature, a plurality of locating features project upward from the surface of the deck. The plurality of locating features may each be generally in the shape of a pyramid for being received in the recessed bases of stackable plastic milk jugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Kyle Baltz, John Zelek
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140210172
    Abstract: A wheeled hand-cart configured to carry and secure ski equipment and accessories is described. The hand-cart is of the type where a user adjusts an attitude of the hand-cart for rolling travel so as to balance the load about a wheel axis of the hand-cart. The hand-cart includes a load platform extensive enough to carry ski boots as well as a large securable container. Ski mounts joined to the hand-cart carry skis outboard of the load platform at an attitude that provides for ample clearance between the tips of the skis and the user's upper body. The ski-carrying cart may include a voluminous securable container to serve as a mobile ski locker, and locking devices may be provided to secure the skis and the cart. The hand-cart is further configured to partially collapse to a narrow-stance mode adapted for rolling travel in narrow spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Martin S. Lurie
  • 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: 8720912
    Abstract: The golf bag cart includes a central base, a bottom cart stand, an upper cart stand, a wheel support, a first linkage, a second linkage, and a lock mechanism. The bottom cart stand has a top end fastened to the central base, a bottom end coupled with a front wheel, and a slider. The upper cart stand has a bottom end pivotally connected with the central base. Two wheel supports, disposed respectively and inclinedly at two sides of the central base, are joined with a steel wire to form a structure similar to a triangle. The first linkage connects the upper cart stand and the slider. The second linkage connects the slider and the wheel support. The lock mechanism mounted on the top end of the slider enables the upper cart stand and the bottom cart stand to lock with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Unique Product & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon Liao
  • Patent number: 8678329
    Abstract: A device for transporting a ladder has first and second frame positions, the lower ends of which are pivotally mounted on an axle that also mounts a wheel for rolling along the ground. The upper ends of the frame portions are moveable toward and away from each other allowing the device to collapse for storage. A hook is mounted on the upper end of each of the frame portions for attachment to adjacent rungs of the ladder. A strap connects the upper ends of the frame portion to prevent them from separating from each other beyond a given distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas G. Bryant, Sr., Angel M. Feliciano, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8646786
    Abstract: A dolly consists of a generally planar platform having opposed front and rear ends and lateral sides. The wheels are configured to contact a surface so as to support the platform above the surface when the platform is placed on the surface. The platform is relatively low to the ground, and enables one operator to arrange and transport heavy loads with the dolly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Julio Realegeno-Amaya
  • Publication number: 20130341879
    Abstract: A transport device cart having a frame assembly having one or more arms corresponding to and capable of engaging a removable bucket; one or more movement mechanisms; and a latching post. It also includes a latching assembly rotatably coupled to the frame assembly having a hooking latch capable of engaging and disengaging the latching post. A handle assembly is coupled to the latching assembly, wherein the handle assembly can be rotated back and used to push the removable bucket into a substantially inverted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Dale Cooper
  • 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: 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: 8517413
    Abstract: A mobile tool stand includes a base frame unit, a support unit connected to the base frame unit for supporting the base frame unit on the floor, and a carrier unit. The carrier unit includes a carrier plate for carrying a machine tool, a pair of links pivotally connected between the carrier plate and the base frame unit and movable relative to the carrier plate to move the stand between a collapsed position and a supporting position, and a pair of coupling rods pivotally connected to the carrier plate and slidingly coupled to the base frame unit, such that the coupling rods are movable in and out of the base frame unit. Thus, the tool that is carried on the carrier plate can be safely moved from place to place when the mobile tool stand is set in the collapsed, transporting condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Huo Chen
  • Patent number: 8517411
    Abstract: A trolley, comprising a retractable wheel assembly (31, 32) movable between stored and in-use positions. The wheel assembly comprising an assembly support; at least one wheel arm (35) operably-connected to a wheel hub, in us the wheel hub receiving a wheel; at least one control arm (36, 37) operably-connected to the wheel hub, for affecting the orientation of the wheel hub with respect to the wheel arm as the retractable wheel assembly is moved between the stored position and the in-use position; and drive means (34) connected to the assembly support and operably connected to the at least one wheel arm and the at least one control arm, for providing rotation of the at least one wheel arm and at least one control arm about a common axis between the stored position and the in-use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Trevor Martin
  • Patent number: 8465028
    Abstract: An improved braking system for a hand cart is disclosed. The braking system has a split axle which is rotatably connected to the cart frame. Braking components are affixed to each of the split axle sections. An actuator is connected to a caliper system, which caliper system is used to push the braking components together to lock the split axle into a single axle for braking or controlling the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Gene Wyse, Randy Wyse
  • Patent number: 8398097
    Abstract: A retainer extends across first and second overlapping hinged beams to retain the hinged beams against pivotal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Junk, Ryan S. Jaskowiak
  • Publication number: 20130043664
    Abstract: The present invention relates to utility carts and hand trucks. More particularly, the present invention relates to easily assembled, low cost, durable convertible beach carts adaptable for a wide variety of uses including as beach furniture. A preferred embodiment of the invention includes a convertible hand truck with three main components: a hand truck body with dual use as a table, a load platform with dual use as an extended surface of the table, and a rack with dual use as support legs for the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Caldwell
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120319369
    Abstract: A device for handling blades of a plow or grader has a frame having a front end and a rear end, the frame defining a handle at the rear end. The device also includes a front plate having a rear face secured to the front end of the frame, the front plate oriented perpendicular to the frame, and having a guide pin extending from a front face of the front plate adjacent each of the first and second opposite ends of the front plate. An axle assembly is secured to the frame slightly proximal to the front plate, the axle assembly including an axle shaft secured to the frame, and two wheels carried on opposite ends of the axle shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Jerry Miller
  • Patent number: 8322746
    Abstract: A cart includes a first structural member and a second structural member. The first structural member has a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The second structural member has a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. A pivot pivotally connects the first portions of the first and second structural members. A force generator applies a force between the third portions of the first and second structural members. The force generator causes the first and second members to pivot toward each other. A first connector connects the first structural member to a load and a second connector connects the second structural member to the load. In this manner, the pivoting of the first and second structural members toward each other applies a lifting motion at the first and second structural members that is transferred by the first and second connectors to the load. One or more wheels may be provided to support the first and second structural members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Michael A. Bosveld
  • Patent number: 8302976
    Abstract: In a working machine, a towing handle is mounted on a top section of a machine body in such a manner that the handle is pivotable between a stored position and a deployed position, and the machine body is towable with the handle in the deployed position. The handle in the stored position extends along outer peripheral portions of the top section and a predetermined wall section of the machine, and the wall section has an upper end region that extends in a machine-towing direction to connect to the top section and has to-be-protected member provided thereon. The handle in the stored position projects outwardly beyond the top section and the wall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaku Okabe
  • 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: 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: 8240683
    Abstract: The invention as presently conceived discloses an apparatus that combines the maneuverability of a heavy-duty two-wheel hand truck with an integral battery-powered lifting system. The base of the sliding frame has two outriggers for enhanced stability. The apparatus is provided with a lifting platform similar to a forklift. The lifting force is provided by a winch which retracts or extends a stainless steel cable with a distal hook. Such an arrangement is capable of lifting thousands of pounds. The winch is powered by an on-board 12 volt deep cycle battery. A control panel is situated on the rear of the hand truck for battery power operation. The apparatus can be used to raise loads slightly for transport in a conventional hand truck manner; or alternatively, the apparatus can be used to lift larger equipment including small vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph L. Haslup, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8201672
    Abstract: An enhanced structure for the base with roller and belt of hardshell zipper case is provided, including a hardshell zipper case main body, a plurality of hidden roller units, a retractable belt unit, and an auxiliary wheel set. The hidden roller units and the retractable belt unit are placed inside the roller housing trench and the belt housing trench located at the bottom of the hardshell zipper case main body. When the hidden roller units are not in use, the roller units are entirely hidden inside the roller housing trench so that the roller unit will not be damaged due to careless handling. To move the hardshell zipper case, the outer rim of the roller units are exposed outside of the surface of the roller housing trench so that the roller units can roll along when moved. The belt of retractable belt unit can be easily pulled out from one end of the bottom of the hardshell zipper case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Sheng Cho Yang
  • Publication number: 20120139200
    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: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Oleg Plesh, Jeffrey D. Atherton, Brian Anthony Babson, Joseph Sampietro
  • Publication number: 20120139201
    Abstract: A pivotal tray for holding a fuel dispenser and for pivoting the container to dispense the contents thereof. The tray includes a pair of opposing guide rails to accept a container having guide slots formed in opposing sides thereof. The engagement of the guide rails of the tray into the guide slots of the container provide removeable attachment of the container to the tray. The tray can include a front stop against which the container abuts when fully engaged within the tray. The back of the tray can also include a spring-loaded stop that can be depressed downwardly and out of the way when the container is laterally slid into the guide rails of the tray. When released, the spring-loaded stop extends upwardly to form a stop at the back of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Roger N. Chauza
  • Patent number: 8167322
    Abstract: A portable hand cart particularly suited for carrying a welding system is provided. The cart includes a bottom platform carried by a rectangular bottom frame; a back frame extending upward from the bottom frame and including an angled handle; a top platform carried by a rectangular top frame that is somewhat narrower than the bottom frame; a front frame extending upward from the front sides of the bottom frame; two front wheels; two back pneumatic wheels; a lower tank frame extending rearward from the back bottom frame and supporting a tank platform; and an upper tank cradle extending rearward from the back of the top frame. The cart is stable and balanced both in a shop and in the field when loaded with a welding system and with or without a compressed gas cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Terry Greene
  • Publication number: 20120098218
    Abstract: A brake paddle hand truck comprising a hand truck with a frame with a handle at the top and wheels at the bottom, and a braking device comprising an actuator, a brake paddle, and a connector operatively attaching the actuator and brake. The actuator and brake are each pivotally mounted to the side rails of the frame via mounting brackets. The actuator includes a lever to increase the force applied by a user. Preferably two independently rotatable brake paddles, having a lever member and a brake member are provided, and the lever members are connected to the actuator via an upside-down Y-shaped connector. When the actuator is raised, the connector transfers the upward force to brake lever members, which are also raised, causing the brake members to be lowered into contact with the wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Andrew P. Richard, Brian D. Spicer
  • Patent number: 8152178
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shopping bag with a detachable wheel chassis, comprising a bag body having bag handles and a receiving portion disposed on its bottom, and a two-wheel chassis detachably configured to bear and hold the bag body thereon. The chassis is made of a piece of resilient metal wire and has a configuration having a downwardly extended supporting portion, two oppositely and inwardly inserting portions adapted to be received in the receiving portion of the bag body, and two end portions on which the two wheels are rotatably mounted. The shopping bag of the invention is convenient to use, low in cost, simple in structure, and also finds a wide range of applications. The invention also provides a two-wheel chassis detachably configured to bear and hold an article having a relatively flat bottom and a receiving portion on the flat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventors: Wai Lun Alan Sun, Bit Shing Victor Sun
  • Publication number: 20120074665
    Abstract: The handcart has various embodiments, each embodiment having a pair of larger wheels at the back of the load-carrying platform and a rear axle located above the plane of at least the forward portion of the platform. Smaller caster wheels are mounted on arms extending forward and outward from the forward corners of the platform. The outward ends of the arms are displaced upwardly to place the platform bottom only very slightly higher than the bottoms of the forward casters, thus increasing stability by lowering the center of gravity of the cart and contents, and facilitating loading and unloading of the cart due to the very low platform. The cart need not be tilted rearward to lift the platform from the floor, but may be pushed over the underlying surface with the load-carrying platform remaining level and with all four wheels rolling over the underlying surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: FRANK SALVUCCI, JR.
  • Patent number: 8141887
    Abstract: A tubular frame has leading and trailing sections. The leading section has a leading end with parallel rearwardly extending legs. The trailing section has a trailing end with parallel forwardly extending legs receiving the rearwardly extending legs. An axle has central and end sections with wheels rotatably mounted on the end sections. A riser plate has a lower edge pivotably coupled to the axle. The riser plate has an upper edge with a concave curve. The riser plate is pivotably coupled to the frame. A handle assembly has a tubular grip with parallel downwardly extending arms. The handle assembly also has parallel upwardly extending arms receiving the downwardly extending arms. The upwardly extending arms are pivotably coupled to the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Donald L. Poteat
  • Patent number: 8128106
    Abstract: An outboard motor carrier comprises a frame, a motor support structure to which an outboard motor may be attached, and upper and lower wheels. The lower wheels are rotatably attached to a lower region of the frame so as to support the carrier when it is tilted from an upright standing position. The upper wheels are rotatably attached to an upper region of the frame so as to facilitate loading the carrier onto a bed of a vehicle and to support the carrier when in a reclined position. The motor support structure is attached to a mid region of the frame and may comprise a transverse mounting board. The lower region of the frame may operate as a stand when the carrier is an upright standing position. The carrier is configured to hold an attached outboard motor in a semi-upright position when it is in its reclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Bryant C. Hollins, Pierre Dion
  • Patent number: 8128105
    Abstract: A wheel assembly for providing wheeled transport to a compaction tool having a foot structure. The wheel assembly comprises an axle support member comprising at least one attachment means for attaching the axle support member to a top surface of the foot structure. The assembly further comprises an axle removably attached to the axle support member and having first and second opposite ends. A first wheel is mounted on the first end of the axle and a second wheel is mounted on the second end of the axle. The axle support member is fitted on a pair of pre-existing nut-bolt fasteners on the top surface of the foot structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: 3980367 Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Denis Filiatrault, Sylvain Theroux