Stable Vehicles, Handle-propelled Patents (Class 280/47.34)
  • Patent number: 10427701
    Abstract: An appliance dolly has a platform with a caster wheel and a height adjustable stand disposed at each under side corner. At each upper side corner are a plurality of adjustable stays. The stays are configurable to retain the stands of an appliance which rests upon the stand and dolly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Duane S. Brede
  • Patent number: 10427702
    Abstract: The present device provides a modular utility cart having configurable storage features which provide secure transportation for both large and small items. The basic cart construction includes a bottom platform having casters connected to the underside thereof, a top platform positioned above the bottom platform by four corner posts. The top and bottom platforms, as well as the corner posts, include various structural features which provide the modularity to the utility cart. The supports include notches and pockets that allow for removable bins to be positioned along the supports, as well as supports for shelving of various sizes. The top platform has an integrated tool rail configured to support and suspend items such as hand tools, ladder racks, bins, and additionally includes an adjustable height handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Phillips, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: 10414422
    Abstract: Provided herein is an infant wagon having improved convenience of use, wherein the infant wagon includes a front frame, a rear frame, a support frame, side frames, a front handle frame, and a rear handle frame, and is configured such that the axial distance between front wheels and rear wheels thereof is reduced, whereby it is possible to easily switch between a usage mode and a storage mode, such that the structure of the wagon wheel unit is simplified to reduce production costs, whereby it is possible to achieve product competitiveness, such that, when the wheels are worn or damaged, it is possible to easily replace the wheels, and such that the front wheels and the rear wheels are compatible with each other and are interchangeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BRAN-NEW INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Yejin Choi
  • Patent number: 10335627
    Abstract: A method for resistance training to arm and leg movement can include connecting a horizontally oriented raised weight base secured to a moveable sled in a spaced apart relationship, mounting a agility box, threading a first flexible and extendable one piece stretch cord through a plurality of aligned first upper rollers, securing a static non-extending stretch cord between the moveable sled and a subject, pulling on the first flexible and extendable one piece stretch cord connected to the moveable sled by the subject to receive a first load of resistance causing a physiological change to a targeted part of the subject and simultaneously receiving a second load of resistance to a targeted part of the subject while pulling the moveable sled with the static non-extendable stretch cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Mark William Potter
  • Patent number: 10315675
    Abstract: A modular carriage for recording magnetic terrain data, notably for the non-invasive inspection of pipelines, electric cables or the like. The carriage includes an articulated chassis mounted on wheels including means for accommodating a device for recording the magnetic field coupled to sensors, a rear frame allowing the carriage to be handled by an operator, at least two positioning bars equipped with housings for securing the sensors along a first and a second axis respectively, the positioning bars forming a detection plane P substantially perpendicular to the direction of travel of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SKIPPER NDT
    Inventor: Mathieu Finas
  • Patent number: 10279994
    Abstract: Waste receptacles and retractable casters for such waste receptacles are provided. The waste receptacle includes a housing that has an inner volume accessible by an opening. The housing also includes a base. The waste receptacle includes at least one foot attached to the base that is configured to support the waste receptacle in a standing position. On the housing is at least one retractable caster assembly with a caster moveable between a retracted position and an extended position in which the caster extends past the at least one foot to engage a surface on which the waste receptacle is placed. The waste receptacle is selectively disposed in either a standing position or a mobile position in which the receptacle is moveable along the surface by the retractable caster assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Loren Russell, Adam Luedke, Jacob Wayne Connelly, Gary DeCarr
  • Patent number: 10273083
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cover assemblies for use with containers such as large dumpsters or roll-off containers. The cover assembly generally includes a cover portion, a frame portion, and one or more mounting arms. The cover is coupled to the frame, and the frame is movable with respect to the mounting arm from a first position to a second position, wherein the first position comprises a closed position and wherein the second position comprises an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TB Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Richard Boesch
  • Patent number: 10239739
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide systems and methods to assist product stocking on a sales floor of a retail shopping facility. In some implementations, a system comprises a plurality of motorized transport units that are each configured to perform multiple different types of tasks at a retail shopping facility; and a central computer system configured to coordinate the plurality of motorized transport units in performing the multiple different tasks comprising instruct a motorized transport unit to retrieve a specified stocking cart that is carrying a plurality of products that are to be restocked onto product supports that are positioned on the sales floor where customers travel in shopping for products, and further instruct the motorized transport unit to autonomously transport the stocking cart to a specified stocking location on the sales floor corresponding to at least one of the plurality of products carried by the stocking cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. High, Michael D. Atchley, David C. Winkle
  • Patent number: 10183687
    Abstract: A pushcart includes a steering unit, a main wheel, a dolly portion, an auxiliary wheel, a connecting unit, a slope angle sensor, a gyrosensor, and a case. On one end of the steering unit, there is provided a cylinder-shaped hinge unit that is supported in a rotatable manner at the other end of the connecting unit on the opposite side to the main wheels, and a holding portion is provided on the other end of the steering unit. A controller performs inverted pendulum control in which the main wheels are rotated based on the detection results of the gyrosensor and the slope angle sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kubo, Kenichi Shirato
  • Patent number: 10071891
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for providing passenger transport are provided. A system for providing passenger transport includes a plurality of passenger carriers, a plurality of motorized transport units each configured to mechanically couple at least one of the plurality of passenger carriers, and a central computer system communicatively coupled to the plurality of motorized transport units. The central computer system being configured to receive a ride request from a customer, instruct a motorized transport unit to travel to a passenger carrier and couple to the passenger carrier, and instruct the motorized transport unit coupled to the passenger carrier to travel to the customer to provide transportation to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. High, Eric E. Welch, Michael D. Atchley, David C. Winkle
  • Patent number: 10046784
    Abstract: Trailer hitch attachable coolers are disclosed. Methods of making trailer hitch attachable coolers, and methods of using trailer hitch attachable coolers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BIG KAT BUGGY, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Kevin Rackleff, Roy Elmer Blackburn
  • Patent number: 10016107
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises: (a) a cleaning head having a front, a rear, two opposed sides extending between the front and the rear, a bottom and a dirty air inlet; (b) an airflow path extending from the dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet; (c) a suction motor and an air treatment member positioned in the airflow path; (d) an upright section moveably mounted with respect to the cleaning head between a storage position and a rearward in-use position; and, (e) the upright section also pivotally mounted for movement sideways with respect to the cleaning head between a centered position and a sideways position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventor: Jason Boyd Thorne
  • Patent number: 9994416
    Abstract: The present invention is a bulk wire distribution cart configured to dispense bulk conductor wires and a single ground wire efficiently, safely and without slack or wire damage, directly from the cart to the electrical conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Ken Worton
  • Patent number: 9975024
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a novel sled training device generally consisting of a sled with vertically oriented pole for attaching, a detachable cuboidal structure that attaches to the sled and holds pulley systems with stretch cords running through them and then to the ankles and wrists of the user. A rope or stretch cord attaches to the front of the sled and runs to an attachment point on a harness worn by the user when the apparatus is configured to be pulled by the user. The apparatus may be configured to be pushed by the user by means of an attachment that connects to the vertically oriented pole for attaching weights, and which has padded structures to be pushed by the subject's shoulders and/or forehead. The detachable cuboidal structure may be removed from the sled and attached to any stationary structure for use without the sled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Mark William Potter
  • Patent number: 9931559
    Abstract: A folding cart for disc golf has frame elements allowing the cart to be folded with the elements in close, parallel planes, for storage or transport. In various models, the folding cart has a bag carrier implemented especially for a disc bag, the bag carrier foldable into a parallel plane, a seat also foldable into a parallel plane, a hand-operated brake, and an electric motor drive for driving one of the wheels of the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: James Shane Hommel
  • Patent number: 9914468
    Abstract: A collapsible cart. The collapsible cart includes a frame with a first end and a second end, and the frame secures to a bracket and a base. The collapsible cart further includes a basket that can hold large and small items, and wheels located on the underside of the base provide for easy movement of the cart. A handle, the bracket, and the base are each affixed to the frame via a pivot and can fold towards the frame forming a collapsed configuration. In this way, the collapsible cart can be easily transported and deployed at various locations typically inaccessible to vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Donna Coules, Alex Coules
  • Patent number: 9877889
    Abstract: A walker having a folded position and an unfolded position, wherein the walker comprises a structural frame with a first upright portion, a second upright portion, a folding mechanism between the first upright portion and the second upright portion, ground engaging elements on each of the first upright portion and second upright portion, and a foldable basket with first and second opposed ends secured by one or more fasteners to the first upright portion and the second upright portion, respectively. In another embodiment, walker comprises a structural frame with a first end, a second end, and sides between the first end and the second end, a handle or handles on the structural frame at the first end of the structural frame, ground engaging elements at the first end and the second end of the structural frame, and a suspension system integrated with the structural frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Bdark Holdings Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhi Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9844278
    Abstract: A joint mechanism of a child high chair includes a first leg, a second leg, an extension arm and a latching component. The first leg includes a cammed portion and an accommodating space. The second leg is pivotally connected to the first leg to switch between a folded position and an unfolded position. The extension arm which includes a restricted portion is pivotally connected to the second leg. The latching component includes a main body disposed on the second leg, and a protrusion disposed on a part of the main body opposite to the second leg. The protrusion is located inside the accommodating space to contact against the restricted portion while the second leg is switched to the unfolded position, and the protrusion is moved upon the cammed portion to separate from the restricted portion while the second leg is switched to the folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Andrew J. Winterhalter
  • Patent number: 9834241
    Abstract: A removable deck for a convertible hand truck need not be removed when the hand truck is converted between upright and recumbent positions. The deck includes a pair of guide slots separating a pair of lateral flanges from a central handle. The slots and central handle are configured to receive the handle of a hand truck when the truck is converted to a four-wheeled cart. The deck perimeter includes an upstanding lip positioned inboard of the slots, flanges and central handle portion. Sets of retaining strap guides secure the panel to the hand truck and tie-down apertures are provided for securing cargo to the deck. The guide slots and center handle cooperate to retain the hand truck handle in place when the hand truck is in its four-wheeled position without use of additional fasteners to prevent disengagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Patrick H. Riha
  • Patent number: 9795199
    Abstract: A motorized luggage assembly includes a base unit that may contain objects and the base unit may be placed on a support surface. The base unit is structured to roll along the support surface. The base unit includes a mobility unit that is coupled to the base unit. The mobility unit is urges the base unit along the support surface. A tracking unit is coupled to the base unit. The tracking unit is operationally coupled to the mobility unit such that the tracking unit steers the mobility unit. A remote unit is provided and the remote unit may be worn. The remote unit is in communication with the base unit such that the base unit may follow the remote unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: Amber Caputo, George Nieves
  • Patent number: 9687411
    Abstract: A walker having a folded position and an unfolded position, wherein the walker comprises a structural frame with a first upright portion, a second upright portion, a folding mechanism between the first upright portion and the second upright portion, ground engaging elements on each of the first upright portion and second upright portion, and a foldable basket with first and second opposed ends secured by one or more fasteners to the first upright portion and the second upright portion, respectively. In another embodiment, walker comprises a structural frame with a first end, a second end, and sides between the first end and the second end, a handle or handles on the structural frame at the first end of the structural frame, ground engaging elements at the first end and the second end of the structural frame, and a suspension system integrated with the structural frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Zhi Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9630640
    Abstract: An interlocking primary and secondary cart assembly may include a primary cart assembly including a primary support platform configured to support a primary working device and wheels operatively connected to the primary support platform that movably support the primary support platform spaced from a floor and a secondary cart assembly including a secondary support platform configured to support a secondary working device and wheel connected to the secondary platform that moveably support the secondary support platform spaced from the floor. The assembly may further include a lock and release mechanism including a primary lock and release component connected to the primary cart assembly and a secondary lock and release component connected to the secondary cart assembly wherein the secondary lock and release component aligns with the primary lock and release component for locking therewith with the secondary cart assembly positioned on the primary support platform of the primary cart assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Collins, Andrew S. Ward, Pradeep Balakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9592845
    Abstract: A staging cart for moving multiple packaged mattresses generally includes a base frame having a length and a width dimension; a handle frame extending upwardly from a rear end of the cart; a pair of rear wheels and a pair of forward wheels mounted to a bottom surface of the base frame at the rear and forward ends of the base frame, respectively; a platform portion coupled to the base frame spanning a length of the base frame and having a planar surface, wherein the platform portion has a width dimension less than the width dimension of the base frame and is medially located within the base frame; and at least one roller coupled to the base frame spanning the length dimension and adjacent to at least one side of the platform portion, wherein the at least one roller has an axis of rotation parallel to the longitudinal axis of the platform portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Jaime Palma
  • Patent number: 9540023
    Abstract: A manually displaceable shopping cart, in particular a multilevel cart, includes a basket for receiving goods, two handle support arms each disposed at a respective side, and detached handles each attached to a respective handle support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Elvira Sonnendorfer, Andreas Filosi, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: 9527519
    Abstract: Modular stackable furniture systems comprising a transporter for transporting chairs with modular removable seats, chair-leg covers, and/or chair-back covers. The chair frames are stackable and are structurally reinforced for heavy rental use, with specially reinforced frame, legs, and front feet. Methods of doing event-furniture rental and related business based on the space-saving and modular nature of the furniture are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Chameleon Chairs, LLC
    Inventor: Behshad Shokouhi
  • Patent number: 9469324
    Abstract: A wagon includes a base and a peripheral wall that form a container for cargo. The peripheral wall includes at least one displaceable wall that for example pivots between an unfolded/upright position and a folded/displaced position. A latch system is typically provided for releasably securing the pivot wall to the two adjacent walls. The latch system includes a latch component on each respective adjacent wall that, when the pivot wall is folded down out of the way, are operable to releasably engage with a cooperating latch component of a car seat, a stroller seat, or an adapter for a car seat and/or a stroller seat. Such a seat adapter in turn typically includes latch components for releasably securing a car seat and/or a stroller seat. In this way, the pivot wall can be displaced from its upright use position and in its place can be provided seating for a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: DRAGONFLY GEAR, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Bowman, Brady Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9448968
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a small object sorting system includes an object tray cart docking station configured to dock an object tray cart here within. The system additionally includes an automated tray removal and positioning subsystem configured to remove an object tray from the object tray cart, selectively position the tray such that selected small objects can be extracted therefrom, and replace the object tray into the object tray cart. Furthermore, the system includes an automated collection assembly positioning subsystem configured to selectively position a collection assembly such that the selected extracted small objects can be deposited into selected object receptacles, and an automated object extraction subsystem configured to extract the selected small objects and deposit each extracted small object into the selected object receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kevin L. Deppermann, David W. Finley, Elias J. Yannakakis
  • Patent number: 9371082
    Abstract: A rotating positioning member of a front wheel of a golf trolley is revealed. A front wheel set is disposed at a front end of a lower frame and including a front wheel base fixed on the lower frame, a front wheel frame, and a front wheel pivotally connected to the front wheel frame. The front wheel base is mounted with an inclined guide slot. A connecting rod is formed on the front wheel frame and pivotally connected to the inclined guide slot. Thus the connecting rod drives the front wheel frame to rotate 90 degrees and the front wheel frame further drives the front wheel to horizontally lean against the lower frame when the front wheel frame is rotated toward the lower frame in the inclined guide slot due to the connecting rod. Thus the golf trolley is easy to fold up for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Sport World Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fang-Li Wu
  • Patent number: 9271800
    Abstract: A medical device (10), for use in an operating room, has a basic body (20) with a mechanical ceiling interface (22) for mounting on a mounting bracket (210) of a ceiling mounting system (200). The basic body (20) has a mechanical frame interface (24) for mounting on a floor-mounted frame (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Uwe Becker, Karsten Grest
  • Patent number: 9174659
    Abstract: A shopping cart includes a frame, a plurality of wheels for supporting the frame for movement over a floor, an arm connected to the frame, and a projection positioned proximate at least one of the wheels. The frame has a front end and a rear end. The arm is configured to engage the tow member for moving the frame. The projection engages the guide member to prevent one of the front end and the rear end from rotating over the other of the front end and the rear end. A handle assembly may include an elongated slot positioned proximate a handle. The shopping cart may also include a tray is releasably secured to the frame by inserting a tab into a slot. The shopping cart may also include a tab received within a slot to secure a basket against movement relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Bemis Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Rick Stauff, Gary Vande Berg, Roy Watson
  • Patent number: 9120597
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse that has a body, track assemblies attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of tubular support members extending between the track assemblies. The tubular support members have notches which enable the support members to slide along track assemblies to move the support members. The tubular support members support dunnage for supporting product for storage or shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns, Brian T. Dobrinski, Mark J. Feenstra
  • Patent number: 9085313
    Abstract: A wheeled cart and a method for moving large and/or heavy objects along the ground which comprises a pair of main wheels mounted on an axle, a pair of side frames located between the main wheels and an open front basket mounted between and fixedly connected to the side frames. The object is loaded onto a support plate of the basket. The support plate is then raised by a power unit after which the basket can be rotated upwardly and rearwardly about the axle so as to place the weight of the object closer to or over the axle. A power source is provided for lifting the support plate and for driving the wheeled cart, both forwardly and rearwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: MARDERS INVENTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Mojeski
  • Patent number: 9079598
    Abstract: A foldable trolley includes a chassis frame, which includes a front wheel set and a rear wheel set between a slidable plate is arranged for driving the rear wheel set to collapse toward the front wheel set. The first frame is coupled to a first driver device and is mounted on the slidable plate. The second frame is coupled to a second driver device and connected to the first frame. The first driver device drives the first frame to bend toward the front wheel set and the first frame drives the slidable plate to move simultaneously so as to have the rear wheel set to collapse towards the front wheel set. The second driver device drives the second frame to bend toward the rear wheel set so as to achieve an effect of multiple-stage folding to effectively reduce the overall size after folding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Acrox Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yia-Yuan Oreyang
  • Patent number: 9033278
    Abstract: A device for accommodating objects, in particular for use in an airplane, comprises at least one panel. The panel has at least one outer edge which is provided with a rim in order to form a shock-absorbing edge. The rim comprises plastic that is integrally molded onto the outer edge of the panel. The device can be an airplane trolley, folding trolley, container or galley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: DRIESSEN AEROSPACE GROUP N.V.
    Inventors: Laurentius Petrus Joseph Van Loon, Cornelis Petrus Maria Portegies, Peter Hendrik Beets
  • Patent number: 9033351
    Abstract: The invention provides a multifunctional baby walker, which comprises a tray frame, a chassis frame, a supporting frame and roller wheels. The chassis frame comprises two side brackets respectively located at two sides of the baby walker and a front bracket for connecting front ends of the two side brackets. A lower portion of the supporting frame substantially is connected to the middle of the front bracket, the supporting frame has an accommodating space and a handle provided at an upper portion thereof. The baby walker also comprises a seat pocket assembly which comprises a front support rod, a seat pocket slidably connected to the front support rod along the extending direction of the front support rod, and rear support rods at two sides of the baby walker with rear ends respectively rotatably connected to rear portions of the side brackets. The rotation axis of the front support rod relative to the front bracket extends horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Goodbaby Child Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Paul Sejnowski, Cai Hui, Zheng Yi
  • Patent number: 9033349
    Abstract: A wheeled medical device—such as a cot, stretcher, bed, wheeled chair, or other medical device—includes a pole on which is mounted a removable topper. The topper may include a plurality of IV hooks used to support an IV bag. The hooks may be defined in an endless ribbon that is circular, or that is another closed shape. No prongs, hooks, or other projections extend outwardly from the topper, thereby reducing the potential dangerousness of accidental impacts with the topper. Whether the topper includes hooks or not, it may also be used as an information communication medium, such as through the use of colors, shapes, or other structures that signify certain information. The information may identify characteristics of the patient associated with the medical device or characteristics of the medical device itself, or still other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Graves, Donald S. Strum, Robert B. Van Varick, Joseph A. McCarry, William Dwight Childs, Anish Paul, Steven Lee Birman
  • Patent number: 9033361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable trolley having a trolley frame and a flexible fabric bag or the like. The invention is characterized by its unique design that includes a light weight structure, a large supported space and can be conveniently folded and unfolded. The trolley can alternatively be folded into a flat structure to save storage space or put into a car trunk for shopping or for the temporary transporting of goods. In this structure, both sides of the handhold U frame are directly hinged to the lower frame. The motive force can be directly transmitted to the lower frame. The overall shape appeals to the public aesthetic sense; and moreover, the hinge point between the handhold U frame and lower frame is the center for unfolding and folding, and thus has a smoother operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Zenithen USA, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew David Frankel, Shi-Ping Zheng
  • Publication number: 20150130148
    Abstract: A luggage article having a lower portion supporting a pluralities of supports and including a plurality of walls forming a luggage case structure defining an interior cavity and having a front wall, back wall, opposing side walls, and a bottom wall, at least one support assembly being mounted on a lower portion adjacent the front wall, the lower portion of the front wall has a protruding ledge structure extending at least partially laterally across the front wall, front edges of the opposing sidewalls being offset rearwardly from the front edge of the protruding ledge structure to enhance stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Reinhard Meersschaert, Andrea Della Vecchia
  • Publication number: 20150123364
    Abstract: A recycling bin includes a top portion configured to be in an open or closed position, a bottom portion, an optional middle portion, the optional middle portion comprising solid walls about the outer surface, an enclosure portion comprising a shelf with a door panel within the recycling bin, the door panel being equipped with a securing mechanism, at least one handle adjoined the recycling bin to facilitate moving the recycling bin, casters with a locking mechanism to prevent movement of the recycling bin when the locking mechanism is engaged, the casters being attached on the bottom portion of the recycling bin, and one or more pockets disposed on the recycling bin, the one or more pockets are configured to accommodate lifting of the recycling bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: ELECTRONIC RECYCLERS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: John S. Shegerian, Tammy Shegerian, Kevin J. Dillon, Aaron Blum, John Reick
  • Publication number: 20150123365
    Abstract: A walking aid supporting the weight of the body of an aided person. The walking aid being programmable and specialized according to each of the left and right bearings. The walking aid comprises a support structure mounted on wheels and includes a bottom element and a top element for supporting the person. The top element being rendered mobile relative to the bottom element along a vertical axis by a sliding system actuated by an actuator system. The aid comprises a system of gravitational-force sensors, which performs the weighing of the top element, and a system for measuring the position of the lower limbs of the person. The actuator system is controlled by the system of gravitational-force sensors, and is further controlled by a system for programming and managing support based on the measurement of the position of the lower limbs of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: SAFE STEP AND WALK MOVEMENT
    Inventors: Philippe Izard, Herve Escourrou
  • Patent number: 9022413
    Abstract: A foldable walker apparatus includes a pair of spaced-apart inner frame members of two parts each hinged together, with a pair of link members diagonally extending therebetween. Each link has a bend extending upwardly and outwardly. The walker has support members that are arc-shaped with a seat extending between their apexes. A collapsible basket is provided with two end members each having a rigid peripheral portion connecting the frame members and a basket member of flexible fabric extending therebetween. A self-adjusting brake rod is provided with a gripping member spring-biased to remain free of the brake rod until the gripping member is operatively actuated to engage and thereby actuate the brake rod. A brake housing fully extends around a brake pad mechanism, including a means for connecting and adjusting the corresponding brake pad, to at least the outer periphery of one of the wheels for fully protecting the brake pad mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Evolution Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Julian Liu
  • Patent number: 9022397
    Abstract: An adapter system can be used on a walker having a walker tube attached to a walker telescoping tube. The adapter system has an attachment assembly that is configured to connect the adapter system to the walker telescoping tube. A bracket assembly is connected to the attachment assembly. The bracket assembly is configured in a first mode of operation to provide an armrest support above the walker telescoping tube and in a second mode of operation to be located away from the walker telescoping tube. A brake assembly is attached to a bracket assembly. The brake assembly is configured to enable movement of a brake adjustment screw to stop or slow movement of the walker and also act as a means of controlling the distance between the brake handle and the vertical hand handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Raymon Earl Prettyman
  • Patent number: 9016701
    Abstract: The retractable stand device may include an upper device 161, a top device 171, and a lower device 181 that may hold a musical instrument such as a guitar. In addition, the retractable stand device may be in combination with a utility case 100 or it may be a kit with installation hardware. The utility case 100 may include a hinged lid 122 for access to an upper compartment 120, a base 140 for amplifiers, fixed compartments 130, movable compartments 128, handles 118, and wheels 142. Numerous combinations of stand devices and utility case options are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Elijah Allen
  • Patent number: 8998246
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a collapsible cart which has a substantially rectangular base comprising four side regions, four corner regions and hinge assemblies disposed at each corner region, hinged upright frame assemblies having a lower end rotatably connected to the hinge assemblies at the base, and an open top frame having hinge assemblies at each corner region rotatably connected to an upper end of the hinged upright frame assemblies. The base, upright and top frame hinge assemblies are all oriented so the upright frame assemblies can fold along the side regions of the cart when the collapsible cart is folded flat. In one particular embodiment, the base and top frame are square. A basket for storing a variety of items may be attached to the collapsible cart. The collapsible cart may also have wheels or casters on the base to permit easy movement of the collapsible cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Griffard & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: John D. Griffard
  • Patent number: 8998222
    Abstract: A foldable rollator includes: a main support frame including two spaced-apart front support rods; a rear support frame including two spaced-apart rear support rods pivotally coupled to the front support rods, respectively; a plurality of wheels respectively installed on the main support frame and the rear support rods for rolling on the ground; an intermediate support frame coupled to the main support frame and the rear support frame, including a front support sub-frame pivotally coupled between the front support rods and a rear support sub-frame pivotally coupled between the rear support rods, the front and rear support sub-frames being further pivotally coupled to an axle; a seat unit disposed atop the intermediate support frame; and a backrest unit pivotally coupled to the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Wendy Huang
  • Publication number: 20150084297
    Abstract: A dolly is provided for us in moving, stacking and storing tubular truss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Michael P.A. Chouinard
  • Publication number: 20150071756
    Abstract: In certain aspects, a roller assembly includes a base structure defining multiple recesses that extend inwardly from a top surface of the base structure, a first wheel, and a second wheel. The multiple recesses are configured such that at least one of the multiple recesses is engageable with an auxiliary component of the load, and the multiple recesses include a central recess positioned at a center of the top surface of the base structure. The first wheel is disposed along a first side of the base structure, and the second wheel is disposed along a second side of the base structure, the second side of the base structure being spaced apart from and parallel to the first side of the base structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Hernán Luis y Prado
  • Patent number: 8973926
    Abstract: The invention includes a rolling chair for mechanics and the like to use on a floor to move around a work area. The rolling chair has a rigid frame with legs extending outwardly from a central riser housing an adjustable cylinder supporting a padded seat. The frame supports a rotary platform with a large section and a smaller walled section for storing tools or parts. The rolling chair is suspended above the ground by castered wheels secured to a leg terminal end. The castered wheels rotate vertically and horizontally. The castered wheels may be large and the central riser may protrude above and below the frame. The platform has an outer perimeter above the vertical axes of the castered wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick Lensing
  • Publication number: 20150059363
    Abstract: A mobile galley cart including a wheeled insulated housing having a door configured to open to access to the interior of the housing, a thermoelectric chiller mounted near the bottom of the cart, cold air ducting in fluid communication with the thermoelectric chiller and opening to the interior of the housing, and warm air ducting including a warm air exhaust arranged to exhaust warm air from the mobile galley cart. A mobile galley cart system including a cart configured to dock at a separate service wall to provide service connections therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Burd, Jenny Wilson, Craig Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8967637
    Abstract: A tail wheel transporter with an off-center single-beam chassis in a tricycle carriage coupled to a towing arm. The single beam chassis pivotably supports a lifting foot member of a four bar mechanism that is side mounted on the single-beam chassis. The lifting foot supports two studs, one fixed and one adjustable, for engaging a tail wheel. The lifting arm is coupled to the four bar mechanism and is manually operated to lift the tail wheel off the ground. In the lifted position, the lifting arm is latched to the towing arm so that constant manual force to maintain lift is not required. The tail wheel is received on the studs between the front and rear axles and exerts force below the height of the rear axle, so no manual force is required to maintain balance during operation. A low-profile bifurcated front wheel allows use under low-hanging vehicle parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel S. Perry