With Auxiliary Toe Or Rack Patents (Class 280/47.28)
  • Patent number: 11001285
    Abstract: A device and method of using a Multi-functional utility cart comprising a base, an axle and wheel assembly, a lower structure, and an upper structure, wherein said axle and wheel assembly are attached to base, base is pivotally attached to lower structure, two upper structural vertical tube frames are slide ably connected to two lower structural vertical tube frames, a rotational tray connected to the upper vertical structural tube frames, a foldable base is connected to the two lower structural vertical tube frames; wherein a user elects to collapse said multi-functional utility cart for easy storage and folding, wherein user would minimize the size of said collapsible frame by sliding two upper vertical tubes into two lower vertical tube frames and user would fold up said base; and wherein said multi-functional utility cart has four types of wheel designs and locations that can be utilized for different tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Ray Gayk
  • Patent number: 9950724
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for use with one or more containers shaped and configured to be retained by the apparatus, the apparatus including: a lower platform extending in a substantially horizontal direction; one or more frame members attached to and extending substantially upward from the lower platform; two or more support arms detachably engaged with and extending in the substantially horizontal direction from the frame members and adapted to removably engage with and support the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Johan Huisman
  • Patent number: 9340221
    Abstract: A hand truck includes a support base, a plurality of wheels connected rotatably to the support base, a handle unit connected to the support base, and a fork unit. The support base has a pair of holding portions and a recess portion disposed between the holding portions. The fork unit has a pivoting portion connected pivotally to the support base, an inserting portion opposite to the pivoting portion, and a connecting portion interconnecting the pivoting portion and the inserting portion. The fork unit is pivotable between a retracted position, where the inserting portion and the connecting portion are adjacent to the support base, and a projected position, where the inserting portion and the connecting portion are away from the support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Liang
  • Patent number: 9302689
    Abstract: A hand truck for carrying and lifting a load comprising spaced vertical columns each having a channel. Rollers are captured in each of said channels that are capable of vertical movement along its respective channel. A first toe plate is affixed to said columns and adapted to extend horizontally during use. A second toe plate is attached to the rollers and adapted to move vertically along said columns between upper and lower positions. The first and second toe plates are in nesting relationship when the second toe plate is in its lower position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Magline, Inc.
    Inventors: Stewart A. Burton, David Simonelli, Michael O'Hare, David Beckstrom, Albert V. Yannella
  • Patent number: 9187106
    Abstract: Disclosed is a folding chassis of manually driven carrier vehicles, for example, hand trucks, carts, and strollers, capable of moving over uneven, soft or spongy surfaces and surmounting obstacles. The chassis includes a frame having a reference plane and an arm having a first axis and a second axis, said arm being attached rotatable around the first axis to said frame and configured for attaching rotatable, around the second axis, a wheel arrangement having a diameter at least equal to a half of a width of said frame. Said arm is configured to pivot between at least a first and a second positions of said wheel arrangement, wherein, in the first position, said wheel arrangement is generally perpendicular to said reference plane and wherein, in the second position, said wheel arrangement is adjacent and parallel to said reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: TriFold, LLC
    Inventor: Leonid Khodor
  • Patent number: 9033348
    Abstract: A hand truck includes a noseplate; a pair of brackets positioned on opposite ends of the noseplate; a pair of wheels operatively connected to the pair of brackets; a frame upwardly extending from the pair of brackets. The frame includes a horizontal cross bar extending from a first bracket of the pair of brackets to a second bracket of the pair of brackets. A pair of connection bars upwardly extend at an angle from the horizontal cross bar and connect at a confluence point. A single vertical bar upwardly extends from the confluence point. A handle operatively connects to a top of the single vertical bar. A pair of arms extends from the single vertical bar. The pair of arms rotate between a first position and second position. The first position is 0° from the single vertical bar. The second position is 90° from the single vertical bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: JaVa Industries LLC
    Inventor: Jacqueline M. Vadnais
  • Patent number: 9022396
    Abstract: A radiographic grid cabinet for holding x-ray grids and/or cassettes that can have a vertical structure attached to a flat base with wheels that engage when the device is tilted backward like a handcart so that the cabinet can be easily transported from place to place. Wheels can fold out when needed. The device also can have a support plate that can move vertically on a set of rails or other structure attached to the cart. A thumb controlled pin on a clamp or other locking device can select one of a number of holes in the rails to lock the cabinet into a fixed vertical position. The device can also have a rotating bearing that allows the grid holder to be rotated from a horizontal to a vertical position, or through a vertical position from either of two horizontal positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Portable X-Ray Cassette Company
    Inventors: Leo Reina, James Sorgani
  • Patent number: 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: 8881918
    Abstract: A horseshoe game caddy for removably retaining horseshoes and stakes for playing a horseshoe game. The caddy includes a plurality of horseshoe racks supported by posts in vertically spaced relation. Each of the horseshoe racks are adapted to removably support at least one of the plurality of horseshoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Eastpoint Sports Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Nally, Adam B. Abramson, James P. Burns
  • Patent number: 8641059
    Abstract: Disclosed is a folding chassis of manually driven carrier vehicles, for example, hand trucks, carts, and strollers, capable of moving over uneven or spongy surfaces and surmounting obstacles. The chassis includes a frame having a first plane, an arm with an axle, and a hub having a plurality of wheels. The arm is rotatably attached to the frame with the hub rotatably disposed onto the axle and each of the plurality of wheels is rotatably attached to said hub around an axis parallel to said axle. The arm is configured to pivot between at least positions of the hub been generally perpendicular to said first plane and the hub been juxtaposed to said first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Trifold, LLC
    Inventors: Leonid Khodor, Julia Khodor-Beloborodov
  • Publication number: 20140001721
    Abstract: A transfer cart primarily designed for the beverage distribution industry permits the operator or driver to work at waist level when loading or unloading. The cart includes a lift plate mounted on a vertically movable carriage with a parallel pair of gas springs urging the plate to an elevated position so that the lift plate lowers or rises as weight is added or removed, respectively. The angle of the plate may be adjusted and folds out of the way when not in use to be held with a magnetic latch. The cart is designed for ergonomic transportation of both cases and kegs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: John C. Benko
  • Patent number: 8556280
    Abstract: A hand truck comprising an elevating load platform and a carrying frame used to transport heavy and bulky loads on a back of a user. Automated lowering and rising of the platform is accomplished by a threaded rod that runs vertically along a rear spine of the hand truck frame. The rod is connected to an electric motor operated by a small rechargeable battery carried on board. A shoulder harness is provided directly below a handle assembly enabling the user to place the loaded hand truck on their shoulders. Activation of the raised platform elevates the load to the shoulder area where it can be carried more comfortably and safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald A. Latimer, Leslie B. Latimer, Albert D. Latimer
  • Patent number: 8540254
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for the manual transport of objects/goods, preferably tables, beds and the like, which object comprises a flat-shaped part extending in the horizontal or vertical direction during use, wherein the transport of said objects takes place by means of a transport device comprising a platform (1), which at its bottom side is provided with at least three wheels (2) intended to enable movement/transport of the transport device with the platform (1) in a horizontal position, and which platform (1) at its upper side is provided with at least three supports (3, 4), and wherein the method implies that said object is turned, so that its flat-shaped part is positioned in a vertical position on the upper side of the platform (1) before the movement/transport, wherein, before the turning of the object is commenced, said supports (3, 4) are adapted in such a way that the platform (1) may be arranged at the object and thereafter turn said object 90°, wherein the platform (
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Peder Jensen
  • Patent number: 8485537
    Abstract: A radiographic grid cabinet for holding x-ray grids and/or cassettes that can have a vertical structure attached to a flat base with wheels that engage when the device is tilted backward like a handcart so that the cabinet can be easily transported from place to place. Wheels can fold out when needed. The device also can have a support plate that can move vertically on a set of rails or other structure attached to the cart. A thumb controlled pin on a clamp or other locking device can select one of a number of holes in the rails to lock the cabinet into a fixed vertical position. The device can also have a rotating bearing that allows the grid holder to be rotated from a horizontal to a vertical position, or through a vertical position from either of two horizontal positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: X-Ray Cassette Repair Company
    Inventors: Leo Reina, James Sorgani
  • Patent number: 8480098
    Abstract: A golf bag cart comprises a lower frame including a connecting plate pivotally coupled to a rear wheel stand, a slide element installed at the top of the connecting plate, and an upper carrying base and a lower carrying base for placing and fixing a golf bag; an upper frame coupled to a lower frame and pivotally coupled to the upper carrying base; two front wheel stands coupled to the lower frame and pivotally coupled to the lower carrying base; a link rod module composed of link rod modules and coupled between the upper frame, a slide element and front and rear wheel stands for driving the front and the rear wheel stands or the front and rear wheels to fold or unfold; and a lift switch installed between the upper and lower frames and latched for fixing at a position when the golf bag cart is unfolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Unique Product & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon Liao
  • Patent number: 8453812
    Abstract: A folding sport luggage including a main luggage case and wheels equipped at the bottom of the case. The main luggage case includes a front portion and a rear portion. The rear portion of the main luggage case has a frame composed of side, back, and bottom panels and coated with a coating. The front portion of the main luggage case has a soft bag case extending from the frame of the main luggage case. The bottom panel can be folded and includes a folding front portion supporting the bottom of the soft bag case and a rear portion supporting the bosom of the frame of the main luggage case. With no items inside, the front portion of the luggage can be folded inwards to greatly reduce the space occupied by the sport luggage. Thus it is convenient to place and transport, with low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Zhuofan Xiao
  • Patent number: 8424884
    Abstract: A device for transporting, lifting and positioning a panel upon a wall comprises a main frame and a movable carriage which slides up and down the main frame. The carriage is pulled along the main frame by a cable which runs from the bottom of the movable carriage through a pulley at the top of the main frame and to a winch mounted to the main frame. A construction panel is placed on a frontal lip of the movable carriage at a floor level. The construction panel is then moved to a desired location by tilting the main frame onto wheels supported on an axle framework at the bottom of the main frame. The main frame may then be tilted toward a vertical surface lifting the wheels free of the ground and the device rested on rollers supported on spindles affixed to the lower cross members of the mainframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas Clark Nicol
  • Publication number: 20120299259
    Abstract: An extender accessory for a hand truck having a frame with two vertical frame portions, a plurality of cross bars connected between the frame portions, a pair of axle mounted wheels at lower ends of the frame portions and a platform extending forwardly from the lower ends of the frame portions. The extender accessory comprises an L-shaped support member being of a length longer than the width of the platform. A mechanism is for removably attaching the L-shaped support member against the lower ends of the frame portions and sit upon the platform. The L-shaped support member will overhang opposite sides of the platform, to allow the L-shaped support member to carry and stabilize a variety of loads placed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Paul CARLSON, Donna CARLSON
  • Patent number: 8226092
    Abstract: An equipment carrier for transporting one or more work items includes a vertical frame attached to a base frame, where the base frame has, in a preferred embodiment, an expandable portion that telescopes out from the vertical frame. The equipment carrier also includes a locking mechanism for attaching the equipment carrier to a standard dolly. The use of the equipment carrier in combination with the dolly allows for easy transport of the equipment carrier. In one embodiment, work piece arms for supporting work items are pivotally connected to the front of the vertical frame allowing them to swing into horizontal position and then fold down into a vertical position. Also attached to the vertical frame is a strut that is also pivotally connected to the front face of the vertical frame. The strut swings up to support the work piece arm when it is in the horizontal position. The equipment carrier also has components for carrying additional accessories work items needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Edward James Oliver
  • Patent number: 8191906
    Abstract: A modular utility stand storage apparatus includes a plurality of components for storage/transport and utility stand operation. The storage components are stacked on top of one another in a utility stand mode. The apparatus also includes a platform which can serve as a working platform or a hand truck for transport of the various components. The stacked utility stand storage apparatus provides various working heights and the individual storage compartments are easily lifted and portable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Steven Michael Jensen
  • Patent number: 8177242
    Abstract: A radiographic grid cabinet for holding x-ray grids and/or cassettes that can have a vertical structure attached to a flat base with wheels that engage when the device is tilted backward like a handcart so that the cabinet can be easily transported from place to place. In an alternate embodiment, wheels can fold out when needed. The device also can have a support plate that can move vertically on a set of rails or other structure attached to the cart. A thumb controlled pin on a clamp or other locking device can select one of a number of holes in the rails to lock the cabinet into a fixed vertical position. The device can also have a rotating bearing that allows the grid holder to be rotated from a horizontal to a vertical position, or through a vertical position from either of two horizontal positions. The motion can optionally be restricted by the bearing so that the grid holder cannot rotate more than 180 degrees and cannot be turned upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: X-Ray Cassette Repair Company
    Inventors: Leo Reina, James Sorgani
  • Patent number: 8100624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sack truck (1) comprising a main frame (2), a number of handles (3), a number of wheels (4) and a first foot plate (5), where the handles (3) are connected at an upper end of the main frame (2), and the wheels (4) and the first foot plate (5) are connected at a lower end of the main frame (2), wherein the main frame (2) comprises a first and a second frame part (9, 10), which are arranged to engage at a displacement arrangement allowing a displacement of the first frame part (9) in relation to the second frame part (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: New Invention ApS
    Inventor: Svend Rahbek Christensen
  • Patent number: 7934730
    Abstract: A hand truck assembly includes a frame including an upper portion and a lower portion. The assembly further includes a handle attached to the upper portion of the frame. The assembly also includes a pair of wheels attached to the lower portion of the frame. In addition, the assembly includes a fixed work support member attached in fixed relation to the lower portion of the frame. The assembly further includes a movable work support member attached to the lower portion of the frame, the movable work support member being moveable between (i) a first position in which a free end portion of the movable work support member rests on the fixed work support member, and (ii) a second position in which the free end portion of the movable work support member is spaced apart from the fixed work support member. The assembly also includes a post attached in fixed relation to the free end portion of the movable work support member. The assembly additionally includes a power tool such as a hammer jack that defines a cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Noel Francis, Dan Williams
  • Patent number: 7914016
    Abstract: A hand truck for transporting a plurality of objects is provided. The hand truck comprises a first frame portion and a second frame portion, each of which comprises: a first rail and a second rail, structurally joined proximal a handle end of each the rail; and a plurality of object supporting bars extending from the first rail to the second rail, each of the plurality of object supporting bars structurally supported by the first rail and the second rail, and separated from an adjacent object supporting bar by a distance approximate a stacking dimension of one of the plurality of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Patrick Stephen Guttormson
  • Patent number: 7914015
    Abstract: A shopping tote including a vertical support structure having one or more hooks for suspending bags therefrom enables carrying of shopping bags and/or boxes in an easy and convenient manner. A platform may be provided for placing of boxed items. The tote may be quickly changed between a compact storage condition and an in-use condition. When in the storage condition, the tote is of a size allowing carrying thereof alone or in a backpack, briefcase or purse, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Mary Tompkins
  • Patent number: 7905502
    Abstract: An equipment carrier for transporting one or more work items includes a vertical frame attached to a base frame, where the base frame has, in a preferred embodiment, an expandable portion that telescopes out from the vertical frame. The equipment carrier also includes a locking mechanism for attaching the equipment carrier to a standard dolly. The use of the equipment carrier in combination with the dolly allows for easy transport of the equipment carrier. In one embodiment, work piece arms for supporting work items are pivotally connected to the front of the vertical frame allowing them to swing into horizontal position and then fold down into a vertical position. Also attached to the vertical frame is a strut that is also pivotally connected to the front face of the vertical frame. The strut swings up to support the work piece arm when it is in the horizontal position. The equipment carrier also has components for carrying additional accessories work items needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Edward J. Oliver
  • Patent number: 7841028
    Abstract: A toilet moving device for facilitating lifting and transporting of a toilet includes a dolly being insertable under a front of a pedestal of the toilet to facilitate lifting of the toilet. A base is coupled to the dolly. A lifting assembly is coupled to the base. The lifting assembly engages a tank of the toilet. The lifting assembly supports the toilet when the dolly is used to lift the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Arnold C. Rojas
  • Patent number: 7588255
    Abstract: A collapsible clamping table has open and closed positions. In the open position, a clamping table top is supported by legs in an elevated, generally level position. The legs and table top fold together to collapse the table for storage or transportation. A load platform and wheels mount to the table so that the table may be used as an L-shaped push cart when the table is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: ZAG Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Amir Katz
  • Patent number: 7588254
    Abstract: A garment transportation and the drying device is provided with a transportation frame for carrying a container for garments, and a drying frame, the drying frame being deployable for supporting garments to be dried when the device is used in drying mode. The transportation frame provides support for a container such as a hockey bag and may be mounted on wheels to operate as a dolly. The drying frame includes a series of drying supports, preferably in the form of cantilevered arms extending from a central support post. Items to be dried such as gloves, etc., may be slid over the free ends of the cantilevered arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventor: Kenneth Anthony
  • Patent number: 7543841
    Abstract: A cup holder assembly for a stroller has a slider that is carried on and slidable along a part of the stroller frame between a stowed position and a deployed position. A cup receiving ring is carried on the slider and is movable between a stowed orientation and a deployed orientation. A support arm is carried on the slider and is movable between a stowed orientation and a deployed orientation. Part of the support arm extends beneath the cup receiving ring in the respective deployed orientations. When the cup receiving ring and the support arm are in the respective stowed orientations and the slider is in the stowed position the cup holder assembly is housed within a space in the stroller frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dotsey, Patrick Nolan
  • Patent number: 7530579
    Abstract: A handtruck includes a tower having upper and lower ends and a handle adjacent the tower upper end. A support plate is generally adjacent the tower lower end and extends outwardly, the support plate configured to support a load. At least one wheel is operatively coupled to the tower or support plate. The handtruck includes an ejection member for moving the load from the support plate. The ejection member includes an elongate lever having upper and lower ends and being pivotally coupled to the tower. The ejection member includes a pushplate pivotally coupled to the lever and is movable between a rest configuration when the elongate lever upper end is relatively adjacent the tower and an offload configuration when the elongate lever upper end is relatively distant to the tower. A distal end of the pushplate is in slidable contact with the pushplate when moving between rest and offload configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventor: Steven J. Butler
  • Patent number: 7513511
    Abstract: A three-in-one transporting device. The device may be converted for use as a two-wheeled dolly, a four-wheeled, flat-bed truck or a standard display table. The device incorporates a design that utilizes a lightweight frame fabricated from tubular materials. The frame has vertically and horizontally extending sockets for receiving tubular leg and handle structures to selectively form the desired devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Inventor: Frehause A. Chaseateau
  • Patent number: 7410180
    Abstract: A door positioning device for use in a ground surface having an elongated platform with an upper surface and a lower surface. The platform also includes a first end portion and a second end portion. At least one wheel is located at the second end portion of the platform while a brake mechanism is located at the first end portion. A brake is provided with an actuator at the first end portion and a cable and cam mechanism for activating and deactivating the brake member contacting the wheel of the second end portion of the platform. As support is also employed for aiding in the securement of the door on the upper surface of the platform prior to and during movement of the door to a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Inventors: Trong D. Nguyen, Cliff L. Smith
  • Patent number: 7389997
    Abstract: A combined desk and article carrier assembly for transporting at least one article in one mode and for serving as a work desk in another mode. The assembly includes wheels at its lower end with the upper end including an upwardly telescopical handle assembly for manually moving the frame on its wheels. A desk-top shelf is pivotally connected to an opposite side of the frame near its top end and is adapted to pivot outwardly and upwardly to a generally horizontal position to provide a support surface for supporting a lap top computer or the like. A telescoping support strut is attached to the desk-top shelf for providing additional support thereto in conjunction with a deployable foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Johnson, Melissa A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7331596
    Abstract: These objects and others are attained by the present invention which provides a collapsible multifunction apparatus, comprising upper and lower sections with a front frame and rear prop legs, where the front frame is pivotably attached by hinges to both sides of the front portions of the upper and lower sections, and the rear prop legs are pivotably attached by hinges to both sides of the rear portions of the upper and lower sections. The hinge positions on both the left and right sides of the collapsible apparatus define (preferably symmetric) foldable left and right side quadrilaterals in which, in each left and right side fully opened quadrilateral, no two lengths are equilateral and no two lengths are parallel, and which collapse to form a substantially flat configuration for storage with nested front frame and rear prop legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: 500 Group Inc.
    Inventors: Paolo Tiramani, Samvit Blass, Adam Courter
  • Patent number: 7278645
    Abstract: A carrier includes a supporting unit that is amenable to supporting a wide variety of items. The carrier includes shelves and/or baskets as well as a unit that can be used to support large and/or bulky items. The carrier further includes a stabilizer unit as well as a brake unit. Various attachments can also be mounted on the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventor: Sam B. Davis
  • Patent number: 7258352
    Abstract: A cart includes a base having a plurality of wheels. A first frame portion is pivotally attached to the base. A second frame portion is pivotally attached to the first frame portion. The second frame portion has a frame handle. A rack is pivotally attached to the first frame portion. The rack has a plurality of slots, indentations, or cut-outs arranged in pairs on opposite sides of the rack. Each pair of slots, indentations or cut-outs is capable of receiving a respective handle of a respective bag, box or parcel hanging from the rack. A retaining member is attachable to the rack so as to overlie each respective handle of a bag, box or parcel, securing the bag, box or parcel when the retaining member is attached to the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Inventor: Stacey Anne Odgers
  • Patent number: 7255355
    Abstract: A portable collapsible stand includes first, second, and third support frames, a work surface frame, and a telescoping strut pivotably connected to the first and work surface frames. The second frame projects perpendicularly from a lower portion of the first frame. A first end of the third frame is rotatably connected to an upper portion of the first frame such that the third frame pivots from a first parallel position to a second perpendicular position with respect to the first frame. An upper portion of the work surface frame is rotatably connected to the upper portion of the first frame. In operation, the stand can assume a collapsed position in which the first, third and work surface frames are generally parallel, and an operating position in which the third frame and first frame are perpendicular and the work surface frame and surface supporting the stand are parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: MK Diamond Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Chisholm, Shawn Tsung, Paulo Carrolo
  • Patent number: 7246805
    Abstract: A convertible cargo carrier for offering a traveler the advantages of both pulling and pushing systems for use in conveying objects during their travels. The apparatus includes a cargo platform having a base, and a back coupled to the base; a motive structure coupled to the base for moveably supporting the cargo platform above a surface; a handle, coupled to the back, and a rack member, moveably and extendably coupled to the base, including one or more rack motive elements, the rack member including a first mode for engaging the surface with the one or more rack motive elements and a second mode with the one or more rack motive elements disengaged from the surface, the rack member presenting a platform adjacent the cargo platform when in the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Inventors: Phillip H. Neal, Jon Oxford, Wade Spital
  • Patent number: 7150459
    Abstract: A manually operated wheeled reel support and dispensing cart for supporting multiple reels of material and for dispensing the material from the reels. The cart includes a cart frame having spaced side members, handles for manual cart handling and a top cross brace, with the frame being connected to a support plate and wheel assembly. A plurality of spindle hinge elements, each having a pivot opening, are fixed in spaced relation on one of the frame side members and receive L-shaped removable spindle elements for pivotal opening and closing movement. When open, the spindle elements are supported so that reels can be added or removed. When the spindle elements are closed they secure reels of material to the cart. The cart mechanism has a stop plate and a lock plate fixed to respective frame side members to ensure against inadvertent separation of the spindle elements from the cart and to ensure locking of the spindle elements at their closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Sumner Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Anderson, Wilbert Jolivette
  • Patent number: 7104555
    Abstract: A carrier includes a supporting unit that is amenable to supporting a wide variety of items. The carrier includes shelves and/or baskets as well as a unit that can be used to support large and/or bulky items. The carrier further includes a stabilizer unit as well as a brake unit. Various attachments can also be mounted on the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Inventor: Sam B. Davis
  • Patent number: 7093840
    Abstract: A multi-purpose combined ladder/cart assembly capable of being converted into a plurality of ladder and cart configurations, including an extension ladder, a step ladder, a load-carrying cart, a pull cart, and a hand truck. The multi-purpose combined ladder/cart assembly includes a plurality of frame members that are pivotal with respect to each other and capable of being retained in variety of desired positions in order to easily configure the assembly in any of its various configurations. The travel characteristics and center of gravity of the cart configurations of the assembly are variably selectable, depending upon the load to be carried, by simply selecting various combinations of differently sized wheels to attach to the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Isotec, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Lucas, Eric McClure
  • Patent number: 7066475
    Abstract: A wheeled device useful for transporting and storing a wide variety of cargos, including cartons, crates, boxes and the like and which finds special utility in transporting and stowing musical equipment, such as amplifiers and speakers. The instant device includes vertical and horizontal elements, and further includes support arms having a variable width by which the cargo may be grasped and firmly held in place on the device. Use of a device according to the invention causes optimization of floor space required to store items on a moveable base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Bret E. Barnes
  • Patent number: 7063339
    Abstract: A wheeled dolly for storing and transporting a plurality of recycle boxes has an inverted U-shaped tubular frame and a pair of plastic shelves mounted on the frame and extending in a cantilever fashion therefrom. A lid is pivotally mounted on the frame for closing the open top of the top-most box. A metal mesh basket is mounted on the rear of the frame for receiving and storing paper products. A roll of cord is mounted on the lid for discharging a length of cord to tie the paper products into bundles. A cord cutter is mounted on the lid to cut the cord from the roll after it is tied about the paper products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventors: Paul R. Jarko, Scott William Andrew Dunsmoor, David B. Snaith
  • Patent number: 6971654
    Abstract: A hand truck or cart has a frame with telescopic segments and wheels mounted to a lower end of the frame for maneuvering the frame on a support surface. The frame has an extended position for operational use and a collapsed position for storage purposes. When the frame is in the collapsed position, it has a vertical height that is only a fraction of its height when in the extended position. Each of the telescopic arms have locking elements for securing the frame in the extended position. The cart also has pivotable support and fork platform for supporting the loads. The support platform can be raised and lowered along the length of the frame with a winch assembly that is mounted to the frame. The cart is also provided with a pair of supplemental support legs for providing additional support for the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Inventor: Marc A. Amsili
  • Patent number: 6938905
    Abstract: A hand truck includes a main frame, a movable frame pivotally connected with the main frame, a wheel set, and a handle able to be connected with the main frame with its height adjustable or to be connected with a handle receiving short tube fixed upright on the main frame in case of transforming the two wheeled hand tuck, two wheel supporters fixed under the main frame for additionally combining two independent wheels for transforming the two wheeled hand truck into a four wheeled one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Inventor: Haiming Tsai
  • Patent number: 6929269
    Abstract: A saddle rack for transporting one or more saddles includes a vertical frame attached to a base frame, where the base frame has an expandable portion that telescopes out from the vertical frame. Saddle arms for supporting saddles are pivotally connected to the front of the vertical frame allowing them to swing into horizontal position and then fold down into a vertical position. Also attached to the vertical frame is a strut that is also pivotally connected to the front face of the vertical frame. The strut swings up to support the saddle arm when it is in the horizontal position. The saddle rack also includes a locking mechanism for attaching the saddle rack to a standard dolly. The use of the saddle rack in combination with the dolly allows for easy transport of the saddle rack. The saddle rack also has portions for carrying additional accessories needed for use of equestrians including a tack holder, a basket and a muck bucket clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventor: Edward J. Oliver
  • Patent number: 6923466
    Abstract: A collapsible handcart comprises a handle bar, a support carrier having a main carrier and two movable carriers, two sets of linkages and a trigger. The handle bar has an end thereof pivoted on the main carrier to be turned between an extended position, at which the handle bar is turned away from the main carrier, and a collapsed position, at which the handle bar is turned towards the main support carrier. The linkages are connected movable carriers with the main carrier such that the movable carriers can be driven to move between an extended position, at which the movable carriers are away from the main carrier, and a collapsed position, at which the movable carrier close to the main carrier. The trigger has an end thereof pivoted on the handle bar whereby turn the handle bar will drive the trigger to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventor: James Tsai
  • Patent number: 6921095
    Abstract: A hand trolley includes a chassis formed from side frames comprising parallel frame members, wheels and a base platform provided with a load lifting carriage having a lifting surface. The carriage can be raised from a low position on the base platform to an elevated position by operating a hand cranked winch with a crank handle rotatable about an axle located proximate to a hand grip on the chassis rails and parallel to the axis of the wheels. The positioning and orientation of the crank handle allows correct ergonomic use by an operator who can grip the trolley chassis with one hand while controlling and operating the crank handle in an ergonomically sound position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Inventor: Robert J. Middleby
  • Patent number: 6918733
    Abstract: A hold down clamp for holding down a stack of sheet material, preferably on a transportation trolley selectively in operative association with a printing machine. The hold down clamp has a vertically adjustable holding arm selectively lockable along a substantially upright guide member. The holding arm has at least one release member for releasing locking, the release member being movable in the direction away from the stack. This allows the holding arm to be pliable upwardly in case of emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ingo Neuber, Dirk Dobrindt