Side Draft Patents (Class 280/473)
  • Patent number: 5938240
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device used by a skater for controlling speed and maintaining balance on wheeled skates. The device includes a molded elongate body with a fork for receiving a wheel at one end and a hand grip at the other end. The body includes a brake assembly for applying a braking force to the wheel or to the ground. The invention also relates to a brake pad and a wheel having corresponding tongues and grooves for frictional contact. The invention also relates to a method for learning to skate using the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: James R. Gairdner
  • Patent number: 5903997
    Abstract: The present invention is a decoy hunting blind and cart which both provides a goose blind structure and functions as a cart. The hunting blind and cart positions an enlarged decoy directly over a hunter reclining on a flexible hammock provided on the cart which holds the hunter slightly off the ground. Offset to one side of the cart is a support framework for the enlarged decoy, which is easily rotated out of the way permitting the hunter to shoot. The hunting cart is a wheel-barrow like structure which permits the hunter to transport all of his decoys which are set up in the field to various locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Inventor: James L. Jacob
  • Patent number: 5884920
    Abstract: A vehicle for transporting loads over rough terrain having a seat mounted on a bracket which is mounted on a frame which rides on a single wheel carried within a fork. A handlebar with vertical handgrips provides control in a variety of positions in use, and a pair of normally retracted wheels which can be extended to stabilize the vehicle. The vehicle is adjustable in length, wheel size, handlebar size and presentation, load size, angle, and center-of-gravity relative to the wheel, and the number of wheels in contact with the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Inventor: Peter A. Seto
  • Patent number: 5882023
    Abstract: A wheeled transport device is provided for maneuvering elongated objects in a simplified manner. To this end, an axle is connected between arms attached to crossbeams that form a bracket. Tabs extending from the crossbeams secure the object being transported to the bracket. The tabs are designed such that the brackets can be easily removed or its position altered on the object transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Sur-Loc.TM., Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Swager, deceased
  • Patent number: 5820141
    Abstract: A collapsible carrier including an inflatable roller assembly for transporting a load such as a downed game animal or an injured person in remote areas over rough terrain is disclosed. The collapsible carrier includes a generally rectangular load supporting frame fabricated from light-weight, tubular material. The load supporting frame includes forward and rear frame sections being interconnected by a pair of triangular support frame members extending therebetween and being adapted for sliding, telescoping engagement with the forward and rear frame sections permitting convenient assembly or disassembly of the carrier. The carrier includes a cylindrical, inflatable roller assembly having axial bearings which is fabricated from a flexible fabric material capable of containing compressed air and adapted to be transversely mounted between the support frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventors: Charles William Wilkerson, deceased, by Peggy A. Wilkerson, executrix
  • Patent number: 5782477
    Abstract: A material handling device for the easy movement of large sheets or other material by one person. A support bar has an upper section, a middle section and a lower section. A handle is mounted on the upper section and a wheel is mounted to be rotatable on the lower section and an L-shaped support is also mounted on the lower section opposite the wheel. The upper section is bent at an acute angle over the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Inventor: Theodore Covert
  • Patent number: 5727799
    Abstract: A dolly for supporting a ladder during movement of the ladder to a work site. The dolly has a frame which is adapted to be attached by clips to the rungs of the ladder. The dolly has a single relatively large wheel in terms of the width of the ladder pivotally mounted on the frame for providing a rolling support for the ladder and to enable a single individual to move a long heavy ladder conveniently into position for use at a work site. The dolly is especially useful when moving a ladder, especially a heavy ladder such as an extension ladder, over sloping or rough ground to a work site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Peter DiSario-RPM Painting
    Inventor: Peter DiSario
  • Patent number: 5687978
    Abstract: A foldable load conveyance apparatus including 1) a basic support frame assembly; 2) a pair of handle support assemblies pivotally connected to outer opposite ends of the basic support frame assembly; and 3) a collapsible support wheel assembly releasably connected to the basic support frame assembly. Each handle support assembly has a handle grip tube section with a connector member for releasable connection to an ATV. The collapsible support wheel assembly includes a pair of wheel support struts pivotally connected to the basic support frame assembly and operable to receive and support a support wheel assembly therebetween. The foldable load conveyance apparatus is operable to be collapsed into a compact condition for ease of conveyance, transporting in a vehicle, and storage; and selectively movable to a support table condition for multiple uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Inventors: Ivan W. Rhodes, Vito Giorgio, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5660403
    Abstract: A multipurpose beach cart for transporting materials to and from a beach or picnic destination. A cage frame with a wide roller is hand-pulled over sandy or beach terrain. The cage frame holds loose, bulky items such as towels and blankets. A basket is attached to the upper portion of the cage frame for holding smaller personal items such as sunbathing paraphernalia. A table attachment allows for the transportation of larger items and can double as a table after arriving at the desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Inventors: J. Douglas O'Neill, Robert W. Hooper, Jr., John J. Weber
  • Patent number: 5660404
    Abstract: A display assembly includes a box of articles to be displayed at a point of purchase. A bottom portion of the box is glued to a tray unit glued to the top deck of a display base. The tray has side and front flaps providing a receptacle for the bottom of a shipping sleeve surrounding the box, with the flaps taped to the shipping sleeve during shipment. Parallel, horizontally-spaced runners support the display base above the floor. A roller mounted between the runners near the rear ends thereof enables tilting the assembly onto the roller to conveniently roll it along the floor from one location to another, when desired. The entire display base, including the deck, runners and roller assembly, is made of fibreboard. The runners, bearing boxes and cross-bracing are made of die cut corrugated fibreboard build-ups. The roller assembly is made of a combination of spiral wound paper tubes, the inner tube being the axle received in die cut sockets in the bearing boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Bell Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Larry D. Dilley
  • Patent number: 5628523
    Abstract: A transportable display stand includes a collapsible and erectable stand structure including a front wall, a rear wall, two side walls, and a bottom wall, and a roller assembly built into the stand structure. The walls constituting the stand structure are hingedly connected to one another for movement between their collapsed and erected positions in which they lie substantially flat against one another and extend substantially normal to each other, respectively. The roller assembly includes at least one roller mounted on a lower portion of the stand as considered in an erected condition of use of the stand on a horizontal support surface for displaying a plurality of items on display and at the rear wall for rotation about an axis parallel to the rear wall. The roller is disposed on the stand so as to be spaced from the support surface in the condition of use of the stand and in engagement with the support surface in a rearwardly tilted position of the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Arrow Art Finishers, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 5564722
    Abstract: An improved wheelbarrow is provided which consists of a framework. A wheel assembly is near a front lower end of the framework. A handle array extends from a rear end of the framework. A flat bed is on the handle array over the framework and the wheel assembly. A structure on the flat bed is for engaging with and lifting a band of bricks onto the flat bed, so that the band of bricks can be hauled as one unit from an unloading site to a building site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Inventor: Richard T. Cimo
  • Patent number: 5306112
    Abstract: A loading dock-aid is described that facilitates the lifting and placing of heavy dock plates between the edge of a dock and the back end of a delivery truck. The dock-aid has a lifting boom with a hooked end portion that is inserted into prescribed holes in the dock plate and that is connected via a yoke framework to a roller and an extended handle. The handle provides leverage for a workman to exert pressure thereon and lift up the dock plate. The roller allows the workman to position the whole apparatus in a specific location to then lower the dock plate over the gap between the truck and the dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Inventor: Thomas P. Kielinski
  • Patent number: 5222757
    Abstract: A fold-up wheelbarrow comprises a wheel and two elongate frame members connected pivotally to the wheel by hinges. A pair of legs and a flexible, load-bearing body depend from the frame members. The load-bearing body is comprised of a plurality of sheet-like panels made of a flexible material such as canvas or plastic. The wheelbarrow is held open by locking bars that help to stabilize the frame members. When the wheelbarrow is in its open position, the frame members are biased away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Inventor: David J. Magyar
  • Patent number: 5085447
    Abstract: The folding furniture structure, which is capable of having a folded configuration and an unfolded configuration, comprises a tray (2, 3) supported by a pair of opposite underframes (14) each having an upper end and a lower end, the tray being divided into two parts (2, 3) along a first hinge line (Z, Z').Each of the underframes is hinged:at its upper end, along a second hinge line (Y, Y'), with respect to the edge of the tray portion (2, 3) which it supports, opposite the first hinge line (Z, Z'), andat its lower end, along a third hinge line (X, X'), with respect to an end of a generally flat frame (15),so that in the folded configuration of the structure, each of the underframes (14) rests on a part of the frame (15), defining a flat support on each side of the tray portions (2, 3) which are applied against each other and project upwards with respect to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Inventor: Jacques J. Audibert
  • Patent number: 5005845
    Abstract: A pole member is supported by a ground engaging wheel with a load receiving, compartmented container located on the pole member adjacent the wheel. An upper end segment of the pole member is adjustably mounted for varying pole member length to suit the user. An article of outdoor gear may be carried by the pole upper end segment and enclosed by a cover. Forward motion is imparted to the device by the user's upper torso and arm with steering of the device by the user's hand. A ski may be substituted for the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Inventor: Donald F. Haueter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4925048
    Abstract: A light weight incineratable plastic material disposable container is disclosed for receiving, storing or counting and subsequent disposal of hospital surgery room discards including medical sponges and has a hollow open top container body or bucket made of a light weight polyethylene material. A single caster means is provided on the bottom of the container body consisting of a single roller mounted at the center of the container bottom for rollably supporting substantially all of the weight of the container and its contents during foot maneuvering of the container on the hospital operating room floor, there being a plurality of skid pads provided about the base on depending therefrom a distance slightly less than that which the single roller depends to provide lateral support as the container tips slightly to accomplish varying three point contacts with the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Devon Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William L. Noack
  • Patent number: 4869517
    Abstract: A cart for the transport of a workload over rough terrain. The cart has a low center of gravity, to make heavy loads easier to carry, a bumper that protects the cart against obstacles, a waistband extending between handlebars to provide for increased user comfort in pushing the cart, and diagonally inclined struts interconnecting the handlebar portion of the frame with the top and bottom load carrying elements of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Inventor: Philip D. Smith
  • Patent number: 4824127
    Abstract: A portable canoe carrier apparatus is set forth wherein a central carrier portion supports a medial portion of a canoe in a mobile fashion by means of associated wheels. The central portion has formed along an inner surface, a plurality of inflatable air cushion devices to accommodate variations in hull size of an associated canoe. First and second terminal support portions have integrally formed handles thereto for manual transport and guidance of said canoe body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Inventor: Lawrence G. Stamm
  • Patent number: 4815761
    Abstract: A device for use in making beach entry scuba dives by assisting the diver to transport scuba tanks and other diving gear across a beach or like land area and then serve as an off-shore floating work platform and dive flag holder has a quadrilateral frame, a roller unit and a handler unit. The frame is formed of hollow tubing and includes a force member, an aft member, and a pair of side members. The roller unit includes first and second arms that extend from the frame beyond the aft member, a buoyant roller, and bearings rotatably supporting the roller between the arms outboard of and parallel to the aft member. The handler unit includes third and fourth arms that extend from the frame beyond the fore member and a tubular handle member supported by the third and fourth arms outboard of the fore member. The frame carries a support surface and straps to support and retain tanks and other gear on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Inventors: Robert M. Henderson, Brian Bahls
  • Patent number: 4772035
    Abstract: A wheeled carrier arrangement which is readily and securely attachable to packaging such as is used for bulky consumer items. The wheeled carrier is provided with walls to engage adjoining sides of the package. Pins and/or an adhesive layer are added to the wheeled carrier walls for engagement with the package. The pins are arranged to puncture the packaging which is typically made of cardboard. At least one wheel extends outward so that it can support the package when the item is tilted onto it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Inventor: Jeffrey Danial
  • Patent number: 4613147
    Abstract: A rear underride protection (1) intended for vehicles (2) comprising a bar (10) transversal to the direction of motion of the vehicle (2) and fixed to the vehicle (2), and a movable bar (13) displaceably arranged in the longitudinal direction of the fixed bar (10). At one end the movable bar (13) has a means of attachment (14) to enable fitting of an implement, e.g. in the form of a side-plough (3). The projection of the movable bar (13) can be adjusted at one's option and the sliding motion be effected by means of a double-acting hydraulic cylinder to which oil is supplied from the forced oil system of the vehicle (2). The hydraulic cylinder actuates the movable bar (13) by a buffer means, the purpose of which is to spare the rear underride protection (1) and implements connected to this great mechanical stresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1986
    Assignee: AB Mahler & Soner
    Inventor: Gosta Kjellqvist
  • Patent number: 4588204
    Abstract: A caddy for pulling a trailer. A wheel is rotatably mounted to an axle which in turn is fixedly secured to an upright post into which a downwardly extending member on the trailer hitch is positionable. A handle is pivotally mounted to the axle and may be pulled to pull the trailer forwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Inventor: James R. Reed
  • Patent number: 4444405
    Abstract: A cart for one or two hikers to transport their backpacks and having a single pneumatic tire mounted on a wheel with a double elongated aluminum tubular frame including support braces and rubber padded angular pack brackets enclosing the wheel. Easily adjustable and removable front and rear pairs of handles permit the hikers to direct, propel, and balance the cart, allow infants' seats to be attached thereto, and to store or transport the cart. The wheel is spring-mounted to the frame by means of double concentric steel tubes, the outer one containing a compression spring. A stretched nylon mesh covers the frame to keep pack straps from interfering with the wheel. An accurate mileage counter is mounted to the load angular bracket and belt-connected to the hub of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Inventor: Dwight M. Barrus
  • Patent number: 4440416
    Abstract: A motorless harvester thresher is coupled with a multi-purpose vehicle by means of a coupling rod and a coupling linkage extended between the vehicle and the thresher and pivotally mounted to a lateral side of the vehicle and to a laterial side of the thresher.A driven front axle of the vehicle supporting the front wheels thereof coupled with a non-steerable front axle of the front wheels of the harvester thresher by means of the coupling rod connected to a clutch which can be engaged to or disengaged from the coupling rod so as to ensure the axial alignment of front axes of the vehicle and the machine so as to provide for a stable lateral position of the thresher relative to the vehicle in the traveling movement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Assignee: Claas Ohg
    Inventors: Helmut Claas, Nils Frederiksen
  • Patent number: 4432560
    Abstract: A single large balloon tire bicycle wheel having a vertical frame attached to the axle extending upward to support handles is provided with a set of horizontal plastic tubes for holding a set of golf clubs. The plastic tubes are mounted in sheet metal brackets on either side of the wheel and have club head holding blocks disposed on the forward ends of the tubes. The tubes are staggered such that each club head is held in place by the holding block on the next lower tube. A tubular strut is attached to the lower end of each tube holder bracket and has a pair of short legs attached thereto. The caddy, when not being moved, rests on one pair of legs leaning slightly to one side. A broad handle may be folded forward when the caddy is at rest, contacting the tire, and usable as a seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Inventor: James F. Patrick
  • Patent number: 4358129
    Abstract: The back part of the underframe is fastened to the center point of the three-point lift of the tractor by an eye-bolt the shaft of which is rotatable mounted on said part.The side part of the underframe is comprised of a part which bears a wheel on the ground and carries a bearing for the arm of the tilling machine, an extension piece and a connection piece, lockable in several positions to the extension piece and hingably fastened by a pin and a fastening piece to the tractor adjacent the engine.The complete underframe can tilt relative to the tractor about the hinging axes formed by the eye-bolt and the pin, extending in the lengthwise direction of the tractor.Even with a height differential between the wheel and the tractor no large turning moment can be generated in the underframe or its fastening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Inventor: Joris J. Thomas
  • Patent number: 4350359
    Abstract: A side car attachment for a motorcycle including a wheeled frame which is attached to the motorcycle frame forward of the engine by a single or primary hitch coupling. The wheeled frame extends laterally outward from the hitch coupling and then rearwardly on one or both sides of the motorcycle frame. The coupling hitch permits the motorcycle to lean when making turns without any corresponding lean of the side car attachment. The hitch coupling also permits the motorcycle to have its longitudinal axis turn about a vertical axis by a limited amount to give the driver a feeling of independence in spite of the presence of the side car in that the turning radius and leaning are not significantly restricted. The hitch coupling also permits a user to rapidly connect or disconnect the side car from the motorcycle without tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Inventor: James J. Van Gompel
  • Patent number: 4277080
    Abstract: A quick disconnect arrangement for use on a tractor or other such farm or grove vehicle principally involving the use of an elongate structural member having an essentially straight mid portion, with this member being removably supported from the tractor at its front and rear ends. This elongate structural member is supported outboard of the adjacent driving wheel of the tractor, and its mid portion is utilized for the support of a rotary implement such as a cultivator or mower, or alternatively for other implements, such as a banker or a de-banker. Advantageously, the front and rear support members are in effect quick disconnect means such that the operator can in a period of a few minutes entirely free the tractor from the elongate support member as well as the implement carried thereby, thus enabling the tractor to be used for an entirely different purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1981
    Assignee: Smitty's, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Smith, Burton D. Baggs
  • Patent number: 4244597
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for supporting a side-mounted implement such as a mower attachment or the like upon a tractor includes a central mounting beam extending longitudinally beneath the tractor with front and rear saddles connecting the beam with the front housing and rear tractor axle, a support arm assembly interconnecting the implement with a central portion of the beam so that the weight of the implement or reaction forces from the support arm assembly and implement are transferred directly to the front housing and rear axle of the tractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Inventor: John E. Dandl
  • Patent number: 4227844
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for handling one or more large bales of material. A mobile chassis forms a load-carrying chamber open at the rear end so that the chassis can be backed over one or more bales. A tongue is attached to the forward end of the chassis. The tongue is preferably attached to the chassis for between a position in which the motive vehicle and the chassis are in longitudinal alignment and a second position in which the motive vehicle is parallel with and laterally offset from the chassis, leaving the front of the chassis open to be pulled forward over one or more bales. A pair of load-lifting and supporting members are pivotally attached to the respective sides of the load-carrying chamber. Track members extend transversely across the top of the load-carrying chamber, with a pair of carriages adapted to move outwardly along the track members. Longitudinally expandable force members are connected between the carriages and the load-lifting structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1980
    Inventor: Phillip W. Love
  • Patent number: 4174849
    Abstract: A carrier framework, configured to span the top of an item to be carried and terminating in a pair of handles, extends rearwardly from a rotatably mounted support wheel. Framework mounted prongs extend rearwardly of the wheel for engaging one end of the item and a pivotally mounted hook apparatus depends from the framework in proximity to the handles for engaging the other end of the item. In operation, the carrier is positioned to bring the prongs into penetrating engagement with the item whereafter the hook apparatus is pivoted into engagement; transport of the item is accomplished by raising the handles to lift the item off the ground and the carrier is pulled or pushed in wheelbarrow fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1979
    Inventor: Alvin L. Wetzel
  • Patent number: 4171139
    Abstract: A collapsible pack cart comprises first and second frame members pivotally joined together and movable with respect to one another between an operating position, where they are oriented perpendicular to one another, and a folded position, where they are oriented laterally side by side and separated by a spaced distance. A wheel is carried rotatably by a carriage which is mounted to the frame members releasably in either an operative position where the wheel extends substantially perpendicular to the planes of both frame members when they are in their operating position, or a storable position where it is located entirely between the frame members when they are in their folded position. Support arms are attached releasably to that frame member which carries the wheel, and handles are attached to the other frame member for manipulation of the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1979
    Inventor: Edwin F. Cockram
  • Patent number: 3953048
    Abstract: A dolly for lifting one end of a long open web steel joist or truss and for then conveying the joist to and fro along a steel structural beam member having a horizontally disposed web which normally restingly supports the joist. The dolly includes a main body which carries an axle having a wheel journaled thereto for runningly and ridingly engaging the beam member as the joist is manually maneuvered into its optimum position. A lever or handle is fixedly attached to the main body and coacts with the wheel (which acts as a fulcrum) to lift the heavy joist as the handle is manually urged downwardly. Various embodiments of structure for engaging and supporting two different type joists are disclosed herewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1976
    Inventors: George D. Vincent, Johnie W. Morris