With Receptacle Body Patents (Class 280/47.26)
  • Patent number: 10596852
    Abstract: A transportable carton assembly is disclosed that includes a carton defining a bottom rear corner edge portion having a pair of longitudinally spaced apart apertures formed therein, and an elongated shield retained within the bottom rear corner edge portion of the carton and including a pair of longitudinally spaced apart wheels positioned to extend through the longitudinally spaced apart apertures formed in the bottom rear corner edge portion of the carton for transporting the carton over a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Matilda D. Brantley, Josh L. Reece, Rein Stolz, Dale West
  • Patent number: 10377402
    Abstract: A disc golf bag cart which includes a front wheel, two rear wheels, and a cart frame. The front wheel and the rear wheel are provided at the bottom portion of the cart frame. The top portion of the cart frame includes an upper rotatable bag stabilizer, the middle portion of the cart frame includes a middle bag stabilizer, and the bottom portion of the cart frame includes a lower tightenable bag stabilizer. The disc golf bag carrying the disc golf can be secured onto the cart through the mechanisms of the upper rotatable bag stabilizer, the middle bag stabilizer, and the lower tightenable bag stabilizer. Comparing to conventional trolley cart, the disc golf bag cart of the present invention is capable of fitting disc golf bags with different shapes and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Siu Fung Ho
  • Patent number: 10220505
    Abstract: According to at least one exemplary embodiment, a carrier may be overlaid onto a vehicle. The vehicle may be a handle-propelled vehicle, for example a wheelbarrow. The carrier may have contours that fit over the top of the vehicle such that the carrier stays in place relative to the vehicle without additional fastening means when the vehicle is propelled in motion. The carrier design may also allow the carrier to be easily installed and removed from the vehicle. Additionally, the carrier may have a plurality of compartments of varying sizes and shapes. The compartments may be specifically designed to hold a variety of items, for example mobile technology devices, food containers, beverage containers, gardening materials and tools, landscaping materials and tools, or construction materials and tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Burro Creative Solutions
    Inventor: Robert Ladd Thorsen
  • Patent number: 10212837
    Abstract: A divider for a bay of a blade server chassis includes a plurality of posts, a plurality of flex tabs, and a rail. The posts are located along a first side of the divider, and are configured to be inserted within respective holes in a first panel of the bay of the blade server chassis. The flex tabs are located along a second side of the divider, and are placed in physical communication with a second panel of the bay. The flex tabs are configured compress within the divider and away from the second panel to enable the posts to be inserted in the holes of the first panel, the second side of the divider being opposite to the first side of the divider. The rail is located along a third side of the divider, and is configured to guide a blade server within the bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Liang-Chun Ma, Kuo-Chih Lin, Chih Min Su
  • Patent number: 10162352
    Abstract: Self-contained, remotely operated, mobile measurement and inspection systems for stand-off inspection of large target objects located at sites distant from an operations center. The systems comprise a mobile platform with on-board instrumentation capable of making dimensional measurements in the local coordinate system of the target object. The systems comprise multiple hardware and software components networked to a control interface that enables the operator at the operations center to teleoperate the equipment. Various embodiments include rough-terrain and floatable mobile measurement and inspection systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James J. Troy, Scott W. Lea, Gary E. Georgeson, William P. Motzer
  • Patent number: 10106941
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a snow removal device capable of easily throwing snow gathered by a shovel to a predetermined place to easily clear away gathered snow, in other words, the snow removal device of the present disclosure is characterized in that a shovel-pushing means is provided between a shovel and a moving means, a scissor linkage mechanism consisting of a X-link formed by cross-linking links in a X-letter and connected to the shovel via one end thereof and a moving means via the other end is employed as the shovel-pushing means and a push-operation bar having a lower end connected to the moving means is provided at a moving means connection part side of the scissor linkage mechanism to enable the scissor linkage mechanism to be operatively unfolded and the shovel to be operatively pushed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Ki Bok Nam
  • Patent number: 10077931
    Abstract: An insert configured to be disposed in a receptacle, the insert comprising a bottom surface, a first top surface, a second top surface, the second top surface being located further from the bottom surface than the first top surface in a first direction, the first direction being orthogonal to the bottom surface, and a chamber, the chamber residing between the first top surface and the bottom surface and the second top surface and the bottom surface, the chamber being configured to hold a liquid, is provided. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SO COOL PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Donnell, Ted Krisowaty
  • Patent number: 9999284
    Abstract: A folding collapsible luggage includes a folding collapsible luggage body selectively set between a collapsed position and an extended position, two base blocks fixedly mounted at the bottom side of the folding collapsible luggage body, a retractable handle assembly including two outer tubes fastened to the folding collapsible luggage body and respectively pivotally connected to the base blocks, and two spring-loaded pushers respectively mounted in the base blocks and abutted against the respective bottom ends of the outer tubes for facilitating biasing of the folding collapsible luggage body between the collapsed position and the extended position and stopping the folding collapsible luggage body in the collapsed or extended position positively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Fu-Hsing Tan
  • Patent number: 9953525
    Abstract: An approach detection device for motor vehicles includes a sensor carrier and a sensor electronic system disposed in a receiving space therein. The device includes a capacitive approach sensor coupled to an evaluation circuit which has a capacitive surface for detecting approaches. The device is mounted via a carrier frame, including a fastening section, to a vehicle body part and includes a detection opening. The sensor carrier is fastened to the carrier frame such that the active capacitive surface of the sensor is oriented toward the detection opening. A receiving space is defined by the detection opening and the sensor carrier and is formed in the region of the detection opening. A sealing element is disposed in the receiving space on the sensor carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerd Buschmann, Sebastian Raulin
  • Patent number: 9945085
    Abstract: An automatic lift and toss shovel has a bucket, a lift and toss apparatus, a frame support and a maneuvering frame that together gather, push, lift and toss materials. The bucket utilizes sidewalls, a gathering member, and a lifting member to gather and contain materials therein and allow them to be pushed. A lift and toss apparatus attaches the bucket to the frame support. The apparatus utilizes a combination of swing, toss, lift, guide and cross arms/members to support and guide the bucket and provide for automatic lifting and tossing of the bucket contents as the shoveler desires. The frame support has wheels to assist the shoveler in gathering snow and relocating it. The maneuvering frame is attached to the frame support and provides the handles which allow the user to control and operate the lift and toss shovel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Kent J. Stenzel, Dale W. Cordell
  • Patent number: 9869055
    Abstract: A rolling hamper with a body with two sides, a front, a bottom and an expanded back portion. The body includes ventilation holes which may have fortified edges to avoid hazards for users. Wheels are removably coupled at the two back corners so that the hamper can be tipped back and rolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: United Comb + Novelty Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Zephir, Ronald Audet, Sean Curran, Rebecca Foster
  • Patent number: 9764752
    Abstract: A wheeled cart includes a number of unique methods to synchronously stow all of the rear wheels of a fold flat, compact wheeled cart device without removing any of the wheels themselves and the innovations are applicable to cargo carriers, golf bag carts, trolleys, baby strollers, and other devices for moving cargo. In alternative designs, the folding motion of either the forward wheel frame, or the swiveling motion of the rear wheel frame, or both, synchronously setup or stow the cart's at least two rear wheels to achieve an ultra-thin stowed profile, orienting all the cart's wheels in a co-planar stowed relationship, closely parallel with all other parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: UNIQUE PRODUCT & DESIGN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gordon Liao
  • Patent number: 9750186
    Abstract: A walk-behind is configurable in a grass catching mode, wherein a debris container is attached to the mower in a grass collecting configuration to permit the collection of grass clippings. The mower may further be configured such that the debris container is stored on the mower in a stowed configuration. The debris container may be partially or fully supported by a handle of the mower when in the stowed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: THE TORO COMPANY
    Inventors: John O. Hurst, Chris A. Wadzinski, John T. Gill, Daniel C. Johnson, Lee G. Macklem, Mark W. Schulz, Charles A. Wood
  • Patent number: 9366003
    Abstract: An automatic lift and toss shovel has a bucket, a lift and toss apparatus, a frame support and a maneuvering frame that together gather, push, lift and toss materials. The bucket utilizes sidewalls, a gathering member, and a lifting member to gather and contain materials therein and allow them to be pushed. A lift and toss apparatus attaches the bucket to the frame support. The apparatus utilizes a combination of swing, toss, lift, guide and cross arms/members to support and guide the bucket and provide for automatic lifting and tossing of the bucket contents as the shoveler desires. The frame support has wheels to assist the shoveler in gathering snow and relocating it. The maneuvering frame is attached to the frame support and provides the handles which allow the user to control and operate the lift and toss shovel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventors: Kent J. Stenzel, Dale W. Cordell
  • Patent number: 9365225
    Abstract: A transformative hand cart with a cart body, a first and second handle member translatably coupled to a first and second respective ends of the cart body, a left and right support rail translatably coupled to a left and right respective sides of the cart body, a first and second end support member translatably coupled to a first and second respective ends of the cart body, and a plurality of wheels coupled to the cart body, wherein the first and second handle members, the left and right support rails, and the first and second end support members are at least partially recessed into the upper surface of the cart body in a storing position and are operable to independently open in various positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Elvis Henao
  • Patent number: 9352703
    Abstract: An adaptable barrier for transforming a cavity defined by at least one rail into a watertight compartment, wherein the watertight compartment may conform to various sized cavities while attaching thereto. The adaptable barrier may include a base sheet having a front edge joined to a sidewall comprising a more elastic material, forming the watertight compartment, whose opening is defined by a second edge. A peripheral rim is joined along the second edge, wherein the peripheral rim may be positionable from a folded up position to a folded down position engaging the at least one rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Prestella
  • Patent number: 9193369
    Abstract: The handling properties of two-wheeled trolleys may be materially improved by arranging for the freely rotatable wheels (1, 2) to be able to move to a certain extent relative to the frame or load-receiving container portions (3, 4, 5) of the trolley in a direction parallel to the direction of travel of the trolley. This can be achieved by mounting the trolley wheels (1, 2) so that they, and the axles (32) on which they are mounted for free rotation, can, preferably independently, swivel about a horizontal axis displaced from (and lower than) the level at which the wheels are mounted on their respective axles. The wheels are preferably set at a high positive camber angle. Letting the wheels swivel materially improves handling on rough terrain. The trolley is preferably foldable to save space when being transported or stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: HandiWorld Ltd
    Inventor: Martin Philip Riddiford
  • Patent number: 9132332
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to an arched one-piece wheeled support chassis fixedly attached to a bag or container. The main body of the wheeled support chassis is arched or curved inwards from back to front and upwards from bottom to top. The curvilinear architecture of the wheeled support chassis provides for substantial strength and rigidity to support a bag or container and its contents while allowing the wheeled support chassis to be both thin and lightweight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: Jeff Schuster, Caprice Neely
  • Patent number: 9027940
    Abstract: A cart comprising a base, and a work station supported by the base. The work station including a compartment, a work surface disposed above the compartment, and an opening mechanism. The work surface moveable between an open position to provide access to the compartment and a closed position to deny access to the compartment. The work station including a first opening mechanism adapted to concurrently translate and rotate the work surface. Methods of using such carts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Mustafa A. Ergun, Robert W. Fluhrer, Tony Peng
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150115555
    Abstract: A wheeled system for coolers including a wheel support and a handle support securable to a cooler using handle grips and tie-down anchor points defined on the cooler body. The wheeled system can include a telescoping handle, brake, lock, and connector tightener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: John David Cates
  • Patent number: 9004274
    Abstract: Described is a fishing rod storage container comprising a lid pivotally connected to a container housing by one or more hinges. The container housing comprises a pair of elongated sides and an interior volume adapted to store fishing equipment. The container housing further comprises a plurality of lower half supports extending between the pair of elongated sides that are adapted to support several fishing rods. The lower half supports are elevated above the bottom of the container housing so as to provide clearance for equipment stored on the bottom of the container housing. The lid comprises upper half supports that are positioned so as to align with the lower half supports, such that the lower and upper half supports are complementary halves of a fishing rod support. In this way, a fishing rod can be secured in place between the upper and lower half supports when the container is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Calvin Thornberg
  • Publication number: 20150091266
    Abstract: A wheeled container for a memory foam mattress includes a plastic container having an upper end and a lower end with a bottom surface that extends to a lower edge of the container, a pair of wheels rotatably mounted to the plastic container at the lower edge of the container, and a handle mounted to the plastic container, whereby the handle is mounted on the same side of the plastic container as the pair of wheels. A compressed memory foam mattress is disposed inside a flexible storage bag, which, in turn, is disposed inside the plastic container. The plastic container has a storage configuration in which a bottom face of the container is parallel to the ground, and a moving configuration in which the container is tilted onto the pair of wheels for rolling the container over the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • 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: 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: 8967656
    Abstract: A mobilization device adapted to be attached to a piece of conveying equipment such as a gurney. The device includes a base having a top and a bottom. The base supports an axle housing. An axle is disposed in the axle housing and extends therefrom. Wheel assemblies are disposed on the axle. The device includes a coupling receiver mounted on the top of the base. The coupling receiver includes a receiving element that can hold a support structure of the conveying equipment and hold the wheels of the conveying equipment off of the ground. The wheel assemblies of the device are used to move the conveying equipment and include tires having a relatively larger height and width to aid in increasing the mobility of the conveying equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Enhanced Mobilization System, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Wilson Lawless
  • Patent number: 8967375
    Abstract: A travel case for elongate items such as skis, golf clubs, snowboards, or the like comprises an elongate bag having a pair of hard sided end sections longitudinally spaced from a hard sided center section. Between each end section and the center section is a respective soft sided intermediate section. The hard sided end and center sections provide protection for the case contents at the vulnerable locations of those contents. The soft sided intermediate sections, made of collapsible and supple material, provide the advantage of reducing the weight of the overall case, and the suppleness permits the end sections to be folded in on the center section when the case is open along its length to educe the length and the required storage space for the case when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Athalon Sportsgear, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Nitkin
  • Publication number: 20150028554
    Abstract: A wheeled hand truck system is provided having a removable and/or stackable bin or container formed by sidewalls and a bottom surface, the container having a plurality of leg slots and strap slots on one or more of the side walls, and a plurality of base plates secured to or formed with the exterior of the bottom surface and configured for engaging with a load supporting platform or support blade of a hand truck. The truck system may be configured for utilization of one or more bins or containers. More specifically, provided is a combination hand truck and bin that comprises a body, a load supporting platform or support blade, an axle, a wheel assembly having a pair of wheels, a bin or container, and a restraining device for retaining the bin or container securely on the platform or blade of the hand truck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Irwin SCHNEIDER
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150021871
    Abstract: Described is a fishing rod storage container comprising a lid pivotally connected to a container housing by one or more hinges. The container housing comprises a pair of elongated sides and an interior volume adapted to store fishing equipment. The container housing further comprises a plurality of lower half supports extending between the pair of elongated sides that are adapted to support several fishing rods. The lower half supports are elevated above the bottom of the container housing so as to provide clearance for equipment stored on the bottom of the container housing. The lid comprises upper half supports that are positioned so as to align with the lower half supports, such that the lower and upper half supports are complementary halves of a fishing rod support. In this way, a fishing rod can be secured in place between the upper and lower half supports when the container is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Calvin Thornberg
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150001820
    Abstract: A hauler apparatus transports a five gallon bucket from one location to another without the use of manual hauling which would result in a more efficient means of transporting various materials. The apparatus may include a frame, a vertical support, a handle, a rod base, a forward foot, an axle, a holder, a wheel, and a securement strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony Cormier
  • Patent number: 8919791
    Abstract: A container includes a body having base wall and a side wall extending upward from the base wall. The body includes a bracket portion having an elongated slot. An axle extends through the elongated slot. The axle is slidable in the elongated slot between a deployed position and a retracted position. A wheel is connected proximate one end of the axle. A clip secures the axle within the elongated slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Derick Foster
  • Patent number: 8919548
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system and methods to manufacture golf bags are generally described herein. Other embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. McGuire, Kim K. Chau, Ruben E. Whitten, Alex Cowan
  • Publication number: 20140367934
    Abstract: A wheelbarrow is provided. The wheelbarrow may include a frame, a handle at the rear of the frame for allowing a user to lift the frame and move the wheelbarrow, a bucket for carrying a load, the bucket having a lower surface, a front surface, and a concave recess disposed between the lower surface and the front surface and extending upwardly into the bucket, and a wheel disposed in the recess such that a top of the wheel is located above the bottom surface of the bucket and a back of the wheel is located behind the front surface of the bucket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: BEARZALL, LLC
    Inventor: Loren Ludlow
  • 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: 8905412
    Abstract: A wheeled container for bedding products includes a container having an upper end and a lower end with a bottom surface that extends to a lower edge of the container, a pair of wheels rotatably mounted to the lower edge of the container, and a handle mounted to the container, on the same side of the container as the pair of wheels. A bedding product, such as a mattress or in which a bottom face of the container is parallel to the ground, and a moving configuration in which the container is tilted onto the pair of wheels for rolling the container over the ground. When the container has been rolled to a desired location, it may be returned to the upright, storage configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: 8905413
    Abstract: A system for collecting and compressing waste collected in a medical or surgical procedure. The system includes a bag for collecting the waste that is seated on a mobile cart. Once the waste is collected the bag is closed and, while on the cart, transported to a compactor. While on the cart, the bag is compacted. Air in the bag is discharged through a one-way valve fitted to the bag. The one way valve may be attached to a cartridge that is inserted into the bag opening. The air discharged from the bag is filtered prior to discharge into the ambient environment. The filter may be built into the one-way valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Henniges, Douglas L. Tyler, James G. Walen, Chunwu Wu
  • Patent number: 8888111
    Abstract: A mobile storage unit is disclosed. The mobile storage unit comprises at least two structural frames, a seat portion coupled to the at least two structural frames, a handle assembly coupled to the seat portion, a bottom panel coupled to the at least two structural frames whereby a storage area is created below the seat portion, above the bottom portion and between the at least two structural frames and at least two wheels coupled to the bottom panel. Through the use of the present invention, the potential for back problems that are associated with the use of the traditional backpack is eliminated. Additionally, the mobile storage unit provides an easily accessible storage area for the user/student in the case where no locker is provided. Furthermore, the mobile storage unit incorporates a seat portion which allows a user to utilize the mobile storage unit as a seat in situations where one is needed yet not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Zuca, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Elizabeth Udall, Nicholas V. Udall
  • Patent number: 8851486
    Abstract: A utility cart frame assembly is provided. The frame assembly includes a handle assembly cross brace member and a wheel assembly with an axle. The cross brace member and the axle are coupled to, and are immediately adjacent, the tray. In this configuration, the handle assembly cross brace member and the axle provide support to the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Ames Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Albert, Joshua O. Mullen
  • Patent number: 8844950
    Abstract: A storage tote includes a base and a selectively movable lid. A support assembly is secured to the base and movable between a folded position and a deployed position. In the folded position, the support assembly extends generally parallel to the surface upon which it is supported. In the deployed position, the support assembly extends generally downwardly to support the base at a height substantially above the support surface. The support assembly may include a pair of opposing legs. The support assembly may additionally include a one or more pairs of wheels for selective movement of the storage tote from one location to another. A leg retention assembly may be provided for securing the legs in the folded position to prevent accidental or otherwise unwanted movement of the legs from the folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Western Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Greene, Charles E. Wagner, Scott M. Herndon, David L. Barthuly
  • Publication number: 20140265190
    Abstract: A tote transport assembly that includes a base, a handle, a partition, and a lid. The base includes a plurality of wheels that facilitate vertical or tipped transportation of the ice cart through an environment. The base and the partition and the partition and the lid are shaped to facilitate a stacked and secure cooperation of multiple containers, totes, or buckets with the cart assembly. The partition and the lid movably cooperate with the handle to facilitate secure and sanitary cooperation of the containers with the cart assembly as well as convenient and expedient filling and emptying of the discrete containers. The stacked orientation of the multiple containers and alternate transport modalities provide a compact assembly for conveniently transporting loaded or unloaded containers throughout even tight quartered environments and in a manner that reduces the effort associated with such activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Aaron Beaver, Bernie Ziebart, Orlando Ochoa, Michael J. Muenstermann
  • Patent number: 8838308
    Abstract: A two wheeled vehicle includes a main body, a first wheel that is coupled to the main body, and a second wheel that is coupled to the main body. The vehicle also includes a motor that is supported by the main body and that drives at least one of the first and second wheels in rotation relative to the main body. Moreover, the vehicle includes a controller assembly including a controller and a controller housing. The controller is operable to control the motor to thereby control driving rotation of the at least one of the first and second wheels. The controller is housed within the controller housing, and the controller housing is coupled to the main body. The controller and the motor are in severable but operable communication when the controller housing is coupled to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: BOXX Corp.
    Inventor: Eric Vaughn Meyers
  • 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: 8801005
    Abstract: A paper roll cart for storing, holding for usage, and transporting a variably-sized roll of paper includes a wheeled base, a paper roll support that is rotationally mounted to the wheeled base, a paper roll securing mechanism coupled to the wheeled base for releasably anchoring the paper roll to the cart, and a cart movement control system attached to the wheeled base for assisting in the movement of the paper cart from one location to another location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: DST Output West, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Jay Flickner, David Ryan Porter
  • Publication number: 20140217688
    Abstract: The specification discloses a high-profile, low-volume trash/recycling cart that is compatible with existing pick-up equipment and includes a reduced volume. The cart includes a container and a pedestal supporting the container. The pedestal increases the overall height of the cart to be conveniently handled by existing automated handling equipment. The container can be separated from the pedestal and used as a standalone refuse container. Additionally, wheels may be included on the container to provide a rolling standalone container. Alternatively or additionally, when the pedestal is separated from the container, the pedestal can be fitted with a handle to provide a utility cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Cascade Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean T. Miller, Linda R. Umlor
  • Publication number: 20140210171
    Abstract: A basket for public use includes a substantially upright tapered body for repeatedly moving purchasable items within a store; the body includes an interior space and an open top; the open top permits access to the interior for placing the plurality of purchasable items in the interior. Wheels allow rolling the basket within the store and a telescoping handle provided on a face of the body rollingly pulls the basket. A like-basket is nestable in the basket in a first and a second position; eg the telescoping handles are proximate to each other or the telescoping handles are distal from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Araven, S.L.
    Inventors: Marcos Alcala Sebastian, Maria Isabel Gimeno Verdejo, Jose Antonio Puertolas Salanova
  • Patent number: 8789836
    Abstract: A portable transporting carrier for standard size buckets and for standard size propane gas tanks with wheels connected by an axle element and configured to position and support the bucket or the tank on the axle element and with an offset handle positioned over a center of gravity of the bucket or tank to facilitate lifting and carrying of the carrier with supported bucket or tank. The carrier is optionally convertible to a transportable working skid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Gerald Umbro, Rosemary Kavanaugh, Joseph Umbro, David Tessel
  • 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: 8757428
    Abstract: A refuse carrying device with a variety of handling features includes a container, an attachable secondary handle, an attachable wheel assembly, and a shoulder resting recess. The durable container has an open top adapted for receiving refuse. Opposing sides of a top edge of the container include a pair of handles. The selectably attachable secondary side handle and the selectably attachable wheel assembly are positioned along an outer lower perimeter edge of the container. The shoulder recess is an indentation along the lower perimeter edge opposite the secondary handle and includes an attachable padded cushion to line the recess. A user places the shoulder rest in contact with the shoulder and grips the secondary handle to carry the container upon the shoulder region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Marvin D. Daudelin