Two-wheel Patents (Class 280/63)
  • Patent number: 9365229
    Abstract: A two-wheeled stroller is disclosed and claimed. The stroller is a tow-type stroller to enable a child to accompany an attendant who is engaged in walking or running activity over a variety of ground surfaces and grades at various walking and running velocities. The stroller includes a carriage assembly, a tow bar assembly, and a harness assembly. The carriage assembly includes a seat upon which the child being transported is seated and two wheels, with the center of gravity of the carriage assembly and child (if present) positioned below the wheel axis of rotation. The harness assembly is adjustably affixed to the attendant, and is connected to the carriage assembly by the tow bar assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Giovani M. Ortega
  • Patent number: 8960693
    Abstract: A door transporting and positioning system for enabling a single user to safely transport or position a door for installation has a door cradle to hold a door. A cradle floor has a general shape of a “U”. The door cradle has a generally planar first side surface interface component, second side surface interface component, and a floor surface interface component each constructed from compressible, non-marring material. The system has a clamping device located close to a cradle anterior end on a cradle bottom with a spanning bar. A spanning bar first end has a first side clamping member and a spanning bar second end has a second side clamping member. The system has a first axle perpendicularly located on the cradle first side with a first wheel, and a second axle perpendicularly located on the cradle second side with a second wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Stuart Cotner
  • Patent number: 8960567
    Abstract: Methods, systems and an apparatus for multi-component mixing and spray application, including a portable, balanced frame having uniformly distributed weight over the wheels, and insulated chemical container holders for receiving replaceable materials containers therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Collins IP, LLC
    Inventor: William Davis Collins
  • Publication number: 20150014950
    Abstract: A two-wheeled cart is especially adapted for use as a game cart and may be easily towed by a conventional mountain bike. The cart has two interchangeable wheel positions. In the first wheel position the wheels are attached to the frame at opposite lateral sides of the cart and in this position the center of mass of a load carried on the bed of the cart is relatively low. In the second wheel position the wheels are aligned one in front of the other along the direction of travel as the cart is moved; in this position, the bed of the cart is raised to a relatively higher position than the position of the bed when the wheels are in the first wheel position so the center of mass of a load carried on the bed is relatively higher than when the wheels are in the first wheel position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Theodore A. Huskey
  • Patent number: 8919792
    Abstract: A transport cart for a pneumatic chisel hammer has two wheels, a protective cage and a holder. The protective cage has a flat base, a front side, a rear side and two flat leg sides, whereby at least one of the leg sides is at an angle between 60° and 80° relative to the base. The holder serves to secure the chisel hammer inside the protective cage. The user can pull the transport cart when it is upright on its base. The transport cart can be securely laid on its side on one of the leg sides in order to be stowed away. The slanting of the leg side enhances the stability by lowering the center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Karl Neuper
  • Publication number: 20140262580
    Abstract: A two-wheeled vehicle includes a frame having a front frame portion, a mid-frame portion, and a rear frame portion. The mid-frame portion is coupled to the rear frame portion and the front frame portion. The vehicle further includes a plurality of ground-engaging members for supporting the frame. The front frame portion is removably coupled to the mid-frame portion with a plurality of frame members extending between the front frame portion and the mid-frame portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: David L. Bagnariol
  • Patent number: 8746712
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device for moving objects is provided that includes a carriage having a first planer bearing member coupled to a second planer bearing member therewith forming a recess, each of the bearing members having a plurality of holes therein opposite an intersection of the bearing members; at least one wheel coupled to the carriage member, the wheel having an axis parallel with the intersection of the bearing members; and a first and a second strap having ends removably attachable to each other, each of the straps passing through one of the bearing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Victor D. Dobyns
  • Publication number: 20140117637
    Abstract: Embodiments of collapsible wheels and methods of making collapsible wheels are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, Eric V. Cole
  • Publication number: 20140097585
    Abstract: A load bearing dolly securely attached, via lashing straps, to opposite ends of any moveable object such as: household furniture items, appliances, or various manufacturing/industrial equipment. Each rectangular dolly frame being carpeted on all contact surfaces creating friction and containing two 360 degree swivel casters of various sizes and optional locking brakes. Designed to accommodate even items of irregular shape and fixedly secured to dollies to maneuver over various terrains. Specifically, having a platform that will be parallel to the ground or continue to rise until it makes contact with moveable object at any varying degree of angle, then securing through points of contact on the platform frame, as well as, secured from above via the strapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Dallas Baird
  • Patent number: 8690167
    Abstract: A wheeled transport system for towing an at least one object comprises, in at least one embodiment, a wheel assembly. The wheel assembly comprises an axle, sized and configured for supporting a rear end of the object, and a pair of wheels rotatably engagable with opposing ends of the axle. A frame is integral with the axle and is sized and configured for slidably receiving therethrough the rear end of the object. An at least one retaining strap is configured for selectively engaging and maintaining the rear end of the object in position between the axle and the frame. A pair of storage axles is integral with the axle, with each being configured for selectively receiving one of the wheels in rotatable engagement therewith. Thus, in at least one embodiment, the wheel assembly is capable of being selectively arranged into one of a deployed state and a stored state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventors: Alan Edward Huntley, Craig Maurice Harrison
  • Patent number: 8651221
    Abstract: A saddle riding type vehicle having a structure that supports a handle is provided. A handle cover includes first and second covers and a pulley cover. The first cover covers a front or rear part of a handle. The second cover covers the other side of the front or rear part of the handle. The pulley cover is provided in a space surrounded by the first and second covers. The first cover is provided with a pulley providing groove that covers a part of a pulley. The pulley is provided in the pulley providing groove. The pulley cover is provided on a side where the second cover is provided to the first cover. The pulley cover is attached to the first cover and covers the pulley together with the pulley providing groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kyohei Yagi, Masato Endo
  • Patent number: 8602427
    Abstract: A two-wheeled vehicle includes a front wheel mounted for rotation to a front end of a frame and an opposed rear wheel mounted for rotation to a rear end of the frame. A framework assembly is carried by the frame of the vehicle between the front and rear wheels and has end portions disposed adjacent to respective sides of the frame. A stabilizer is carried by each of the end portions of the framework assembly to interact with the ground over which the vehicle is driven along the sides of the frame proximate to the front and rear wheels of the vehicle. A frangible area is formed in the framework assembly providing a point at which the framework assembly will break so as to break away one of the stabilizers from the framework assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: William G. Trout
  • Patent number: 8596656
    Abstract: A vehicle assembly includes a two-wheeled vehicle including a frame having opposed sides, opposed front and rear ends, and a front wheel mounted for rotation to the frame proximate to the front end of the frame positioned in front of an opposed rear wheel mounted for rotation to the frame proximate to the rear end of the frame and that is substantially in-line with respect to the front wheel. A member is carried by the frame of the vehicle between the front and rear wheels and has end portions disposed adjacent to the respective sides of the frame. A wheeled stabilizer assembly is carried by each of the end portions of the member to wheelingly interact with the ground over which the vehicle is driven along the sides of the frame proximate to the front and rear wheels of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: William G. Trout
  • Publication number: 20130307234
    Abstract: A trailer a method for transporting a person adapted to be attached to a mobility scooter. The trailer includes a platform base supported on at least two wheels, at least one seat on the platform base, and a hitching assembly to attach the platform base to the motorized scooter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Judy Ann Anders
  • Publication number: 20130270359
    Abstract: A high pressure washer apparatus in combination with a lightweight fastenerless cart. The cart is characterized by a rigid structure which essentially consists of a continuous folded aluminum plate having a horizontal platform wall portion for supporting said washer apparatus; downward extending side wall portions; an upward extending front wall portion and an upward extending rear wall portion. A telescoping handle is mounted on the rear wall portion for pushing, pulling, and lifting the pressure washer apparatus. Accessories, mounted in “built-in” provisions are readily available to an operator of the pressure washer apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher Saxton, Ron Haarer, Charles Riley
  • Patent number: 8556277
    Abstract: A wheeled dolly for a ladder that connects to two adjacent rungs by means of hooks in the front that hook over one rung and a pincer action in the back actuated by the angle of the wheel assembly and the downward pressure exerted on the dolly by the weight of the ladder. Once engaged the ladder may easily be pulled or pushed with most of the weight resting on the dolly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Calvin Bolinski
  • Patent number: 8544874
    Abstract: A transport device cart having a frame assembly having one or more arms corresponding to and capable of engaging a removable bucket; one or more movement mechanisms; and a latching post. It also includes a latching assembly rotatably coupled to the frame assembly having a hooking latch capable of engaging and disengaging the latching post. A handle assembly is coupled to the latching assembly, wherein the handle assembly can be rotated back and used to push the removable bucket into a substantially inverted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Dale Cooper
  • Patent number: 8523200
    Abstract: A sulky force equalizer comprised of two actuators, connected together, and each actuator is connected to a sulky shaft. The two actuators work together in a pressurized feedback loop that captures and uses errant sulky-and-horse forces to counterbalance any imbalance of pulling forces from the horse; reduces the effort required by a horse to control, stabilize and pull the sulky; and correct any imbalance of the sulky shaft positions. The sulky force equalizer also operates in force analysis mode to test forces in the actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: David Wayne Hayden
  • Patent number: 8474500
    Abstract: A method of allowing control of a vehicle with at least two-wheels in case of puncture of a tire, each wheel including a rim and a tire associated therewith, includes the steps of: inflating each tire to an operating pressure; admitting a fluid compressed to a first pressure higher than the operating pressure of the tire into at least one tank associated with at least one of the rims; bringing the tire into communication with the tank when the inner pressure of the tire is lower than a predetermined first threshold value; detecting a variation of an inner pressure of the tank; activating a pressure measuring device when the inner pressure variation corresponds to a reduction and is higher than a first predetermined value; measuring the inner pressure of the tank with a predetermined frequency by means of (through) the pressure measuring device; calculating a variation in the inner pressure in a time unit; generating an alarm signal when the calculated inner pressure variation corresponds to a reduction and is
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Pirelli Tyre S.p.A.
    Inventors: Renato Caretta, Massimo Filippi
  • Patent number: 8454035
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a sulky for horse-drawn harness racing including a frame, a seat, and a pair of wheels. The frame comprises an arch, a fork assembly secured to each end of the arch, a pair of spaced-apart rails extending forwardly from the arch in a direction of travel, and a stirrup secured to each rail. Each fork assembly comprises a pair of spaced-apart legs and an axle. Each wheel is positioned between a respective pair of legs and rotatably secured to the axle. The frame may also include a support strut extending between a respective fork assembly and rail to provide additional strength to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: U.F.O. Racing, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis G. Watson
  • Patent number: 8444157
    Abstract: A wheel set attachment is used in combination with floor maintenance equipment, such as buffers, sanders, grinders, cleaners, etc. (“buffer”), which are typically equipped with small diameter wheels which make transport difficult. The wheel set attachment is conducive for conveying the device up flights of stairs, over obstacles, or conveying the device any appreciable distance. The wheel set attachment of the present invention easily attaches to the buffer without the need for tools and is quickly removed. Once installed, the wheel set attachment is stable and provides a pair of wheels which function as though integral to the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Pryor, Frederick A Prince
  • Publication number: 20130106072
    Abstract: A two-wheeled vehicle includes a front wheel mounted for rotation to a front end of a frame and an opposed rear wheel mounted for rotation to a rear end of the frame. A framework assembly is carried by the frame of the vehicle between the front and rear wheels and has end portions disposed adjacent to respective sides of the frame. A stabilizer is carried by each of the end portions of the framework assembly to interact with the ground over which the vehicle is driven along the sides of the frame proximate to the front and rear wheels of the vehicle. A frangible area is formed in the framework assembly providing a point at which the framework assembly will break so as to break away one of the stabilizers from the framework assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: William G. Trout
  • Patent number: 8408563
    Abstract: A sulky includes a frame having a cross-member and a pair of shafts spaced from each other and extending from the cross-member forwardly along an axis. A first wheel support and a second wheel support each rotatably extend downwardly from the frame and each engage wheels, respectively. Each of the first and second wheel supports includes an adjustment feature defining a plurality of adjustment positions. The wheels are engaged with the first and second wheel supports, respectively, and are independently adjustable relative to the first and second wheel supports, respectively, to any of the adjustment positions. The plurality of adjustment positions of the first and second wheel supports are located along lines generally extending rearwardly along the axis and upwardly relative to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventors: Beverly W. Ross, Gary Helzerman, Larry Carlson, Tamaira Ross
  • Publication number: 20120319372
    Abstract: The invention is an outboard motor cart that attaches to the skeg of lower unit of outboard motor common to marine vessels. Said outboard motor cart is small and compact in nature. Said cart is characterized by an adjustable clamp that attaches to skeg of lower unit of outboard motor, such that roll, yaw, fore and aft, and lateral forces are transferred between cart and motor. Motor weight is supported by a horizontal bracket of cart. Said cart is comprised of wheel or wheels that are positioned in a fore and aft manner, such that lateral roll of cart is possible. Motor balance and stability are controlled by handler during transport while cart is attached to motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Bastian Sarh
  • Publication number: 20120286490
    Abstract: A travel golf hag that includes a travel case, an accessory bag removably disposed within the travel case, and a cover disposed over a top portion of the travel case to enclose the accessory bag within the travel case. The cover includes a hood portion with a lower edge connected to an upper edge of the travel case and a chamber cover portion disposed over a side or front of the travel case to cover on opening in the travel case that exposes the accessory bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Robert McGuire
  • Publication number: 20120267868
    Abstract: A transport cart for a pneumatic chisel hammer has two wheels, a protective cage and a holder. The protective cage has a flat base, a front side, a rear side and two flat leg sides, whereby at least one of the leg sides is at an angle between 60° and 80° relative to the base. The holder serves to secure the chisel hammer inside the protective cage. The user can pull the transport cart when it is upright on its base. The transport cart can be securely laid on its side on one of the leg sides in order to be stowed away. The slanting of the leg side enhances the stability by lowering the center of gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Karl Neuper
  • Publication number: 20120205886
    Abstract: A sulky force equalizer comprised of two actuators, connected together, and each actuator is connected to a sulky shaft. The two actuators work together in a pressurized feedback loop that captures and uses errant sulky-and-horse forces to counterbalance any imbalance of pulling forces from the horse; reduces the effort required by a horse to control, stabilize and pull the sulky; and correct any imbalance of the sulky shaft positions. The sulky force equalizer also operates in force analysis mode to test forces in the actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: David Wayne Hayden
  • Patent number: 8196247
    Abstract: A floor maintenance apparatus having a floor maintenance machine and an attached sulky which allows an operator to ride in a standing position or walk behind the floor maintenance machine. A wheeled sulky having a first attaching portion, a stopping portion, a wheel receiving portion, and a platform portion having a first portion and a second portion is also provided. Methods of operating the apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: NSS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery R. Fellhauer, William E. Brashear, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8172240
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transport apparatus for a vibration compactor that comprises an axle with a wheel being arranged on each of its ends. The transport apparatus of the invention is advantageous, because it does not require any reconfiguration work, special tools or other special measures for transporting the vibration compactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: BOMAG GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Zimmerman, Heinz Nick
  • Patent number: 8162348
    Abstract: A folding cart (20) includes a frame (22) having a first extendable leg and a second extendable leg. A bag support (30) connects the first extendable leg with the second extendable leg and defines a first plate (44) adjacent the first extendable leg. A second plate (46) is defined on the bag support (30) adjacent the second extendable leg. A vertical hinge (48) rotatably connects the first plate (44) with the second plate (46) such that the first plate (44) can rotate relative to the second plate (46) about a bag support (30) axis of rotation such that the cart (20) is can be folded when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Wendell A. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20120056394
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a sulky for horse-drawn harness racing including a frame, a seat, and a pair of wheels. The frame comprises an arch, a fork assembly secured to each end of the arch, a pair of spaced-apart rails extending forwardly from the arch in a direction of travel, and a stirrup secured to each rail. Each fork assembly comprises a pair of spaced-apart legs and an axle. Each wheel is positioned between a respective pair of legs and rotatably secured to the axle. The frame may also include a support strut extending between a respective fork assembly and rail to provide additional strength to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Curtis G. Watson
  • Patent number: 8123236
    Abstract: A universal transport device that comprises two wheels and interconnected straps for securing and mobilizing a standard, non-wheeled cooler. The two wheels are connected via a stabilizing bar, and are secured under a cooler using a series of connecting straps. The stabilizing bar provides separation of the wheels and support for the cooler load during transport. The straps are adjustable connections around the exterior of the cooler, and comprise a main strap and two or more additional adjoining straps which work to encompass the exterior of the cooler and keep it firmly in place on the stabilizing bar. A handle is secured to the straps to allow a user to tilt and pull the cooler without bending over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: James Helenihi
  • Publication number: 20120038125
    Abstract: A roller ski includes a frame structure that is operatively connected to at least a rear wheel and a front wheel. The frame structure includes at least one beam member that includes an outer shell having a first non-metal material, and an inner core, which includes a second non-metal material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: Nones Sport S.R.L
    Inventor: Emilio Caverzan
  • Patent number: 8113524
    Abstract: A personal vehicle for carrying a passenger, the vehicle comprising: a center frame; two wheel assemblies, wherein at least one wheel assembly is hubless; a foot support in a center portion of at least one wheel assembly; and at least one pivot means between at least one wheel assembly and the center frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Alon Karpman
  • Patent number: 8091672
    Abstract: An electrically driven single-drive-axis vehicle with a platform for a driver, driven about a common wheel axis, which provides the single-drive-axis to improve its handling and its range of uses. The vehicle includes at least one attachment, the attachment being connected to the single-axle vehicle pivotably about at least one first attachment axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Gutsch, Michael Schulze, Holger Bramsiepe
  • Publication number: 20110304114
    Abstract: A convertible and configurable cargo system for integration with pick up bed (or truck chassis): a bed rail assembly, support joists, jacks, and cargo deck. The cargo assembly frame consists of longitudinal supports and transverse joists. It has attachable wheels for rolling cargo in and out of the truck bed. With trailer tongue attachment it also serves as a utility trailer. The cargo deck is comprised of removable panels that are installed on the support joists that also may provide channels for carrying water away from the truck bed below. The removable panels are further covered with an elastomeric material to provide weather protection. For the removal of items in the bed of the truck, the panels have lift up doors with waterproof seals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: JAY ANTON SPANJERS
  • Publication number: 20110266763
    Abstract: A trailer for use primarily for transporting a portable structure in which a frame is mounted on an undercarriage with the wheels of the undercarriage near the longitudinal center and the portable structure is positioned at an angle to reduce wind resistance while the structure is being transported on the trailer. The portable structure is secured to the trailer by placing the skid plates of the portable structure under frame elements affixed to the trailer frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey O. Moore
  • Publication number: 20110241301
    Abstract: Steering assembly for a two-wheeler comprising a frame, a handlebar and a fork holding a steering front wheel. The steering assembly comprises a head tube rigid with the frame and defining a swivel axis, a steering rod mounted swivelling through the head tube and connected on the one hand to the handlebar and on the other hand to the fork. A torque generation device comprises an elastically deformable component arranged in a space inside the steering assembly and surrounding the steering rod. The elastic component having a first portion that cooperates with the tube and a second portion that cooperates with the rod, so as to create restoring torque when the steering rod swivels through at least a given angle with respect to a neutral angular position corresponding to travel in a straight line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: MATRA MANUFACTURING & SERVICES
    Inventor: Mickael Duvivier
  • Patent number: 8028777
    Abstract: A coaxial two-wheel vehicle with which a rider stably travels without the upper body being swayed left and right in a riding state of the center of gravity being positioned high. The coaxial two-wheel vehicle includes: a step plate for a driver to ride; a vehicle body that supports the step plate to be capable of changing a posture in a roll direction of rotating around a roll axis as the center, when a traveling direction is made the roll axis; a pair of wheels with one wheel disposed on each side of the body on the same axis in the direction orthogonal to the traveling direction of the vehicle body and rotatably supported by the vehicle body; a pair of wheel drive means to drive and rotate the pair of wheels independently; and a handle for directly changing a posture of the step plate or indirectly changing the posture through the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takekazu Kakinuma, Ikuo Yamano, Kunihito Sawai
  • Publication number: 20110233883
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a sulky for horse-drawn harness racing including a frame, a seat, and a pair of wheels. The frame comprises an arch, a fork assembly secured to each end of the arch, a pair of spaced-apart rails extending forwardly from the arch in a direction of travel, and a stirrup secured to each rail. Each fork assembly comprises a pair of spaced-apart legs and an axle. Each wheel is positioned between a respective pair of legs and rotatably secured to the axle. The frame may also include a support strut extending between a respective fork assembly and rail to provide additional strength to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Curtis G. Watson
  • Publication number: 20110133140
    Abstract: A manhole cover extractor that pulls and lifts weighty horizontal items such as manhole covers and handhold enclosure covers that are lifted perpendicular from one side and pulled from the original position, removed and on same plane able to lift and move cover back to the original setting or simply move cover as to not create a tripping hazard; the tool consists of a T-bar which gives the necessary fulcrum for effortless removal and management of cumbersome manhole covers, the T-bar is comprised with handles to control the load. A polypropylene strap which is doubled back with reinforced cross stitching and J-hook which engages the object(s) listed and the aforementioned polypropylene strap is docked to the T-bar handle. Pneumatic all-terrain tires that are attached to an axle that is secured to the T-bar handle through the A-frame of the dolly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Alan Byron Shepherd
  • Patent number: 7946609
    Abstract: A compactable wheeled transport system with a first pivotal shelf for ease of transporting a first object in a first mode of operation. A compactable wheeled transport system with a second pivotal shelf for use as a work surface and support a second object thereon. Additionally, a pivotal foot is disclosed for stabilization of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Johnson, Melissa A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7934744
    Abstract: A technique of enhancing the flexibility of arranging members provided in the vicinity of a steering handlebar in a saddle-ride type vehicle equipped with an airbag module. A straddle-ride type vehicle includes a head pipe and a seat which is provided to the rear of the head pipe with a straddle space defined between the steering handlebar and the seat and an airbag module provided forward of the seat. The airbag module is disposed to the rear of the head pipe to vertically overlap the head pipe in the height-direction thereof and to partially face the straddle space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Suzuki, Yuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20110074127
    Abstract: A personal vehicle for carrying a passenger, the vehicle comprising: a center frame; two wheel assemblies, wherein at least one wheel assembly is hubless; a foot support in a center portion of at least one wheel assembly; and at least one pivot means between at least one wheel assembly and the center frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Alon Karpman
  • Patent number: 7900939
    Abstract: A wheelbarrow configurable as a kit for a wheelbarrow having a first and second side frames defining two laterally spaced-apart longitudinal portions, to which an axle is mounted with a wheel rotatably mounted thereto, and to which a body, such as a tub or flat bed, is mounted for carrying a load. The side frames are capable of being connected to leg structures, each of which includes a straight base portion configured for aligning with and engaging the ground. Forward cross-braces are capable of being connected from a forward end of each base portion to a first point on the main frame, and rearward cross-braces are capable of being connected from a rearward end of each base portion to a second point on the main frame proximately adjacent to the first point. A lateral member is capable of extending from longitudinal portions of the side frames, and a lateral cross brace is capable of extending from each leg structure to the lateral member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Douglas Robinson
  • Publication number: 20110049841
    Abstract: A field stretcher carrier with a structure formed by a front frame section and a rear frame section that are coupled together. The attachment systems that allow a stretcher to be secured to the structure favorably include at least one pair of clamps at the ends of each frame section. The clamps are fitted to a rigid cross bar and can slide up and down the axis of the cross bar toward and away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Flavio LIMONTINI
  • Patent number: 7871088
    Abstract: Cargo cart 10 can be used independently or attached to a conventional walker 101. Cooperative attach means 40 connect cart 10 in front of walker 101 through roll leader 44, which propels and steers cart 10 in response to user's control of walker 101. In attached mode, rear wheels 34 of cart 10 are suspended above travel surface to allow cart 10 to be steered easily and predictably by roll leader 44. Cart 10 is attached and detached with one hand without tools. Handle 50 and optional cargo basket 29 fold flat for storage. Slots in peripheral rails 24 retain cargo that is wider than cargo support 28.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventors: José Freitas Silva, Angus R. Colson, Jr., Hugh Williams, Gavin K. Wong, Keith W. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20100314180
    Abstract: A mobilizing apparatus is provided for moving an airplane positioned on the ground, wherein the mobilizing apparatus comprises at least one pair of main wheels and engagement means, and is characterized in that the engagement means is adapted to enable engagement of the mobilizing apparatus to the airplane central under carriage so that the axis along which the at least one pair of the mobilizing apparatus main wheels is essentially located, is along a virtual axis formed between the central wheels of the airplane to be moved, thereby the mobilizing apparatus main wheels are positioned essentially parallel to the respective airplane central wheels upon engaging the mobilizing apparatus to the airplane to be moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: ZIV-AV ENGINEERING LTD.
    Inventor: Amir ZIV-AV
  • Publication number: 20100270772
    Abstract: This invention concerns a recreational vehicle comprising a body having a front wheel and a rear wheel mounted thereto by a mounting system that allows relative movement between an axis of the rear wheel and an axis of the front wheel. Biasing means is provided for urging the axes of the front and rear wheels towards each other. A locking system locks at least one of the front and rear wheels against rotation in one direction whilst allowing rotation of that wheel in the other direction. The invention also concerns a recreational vehicle comprising a body having at least one bouncing element mounted thereto, the bouncing element having sufficient resilience to allow a user to bounce the recreational vehicle and wherein the bouncing element is mounted to the body by a mounting system, which defines an axis of rotation for the bouncing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Ian Webb, Miles Gilbert Mann, Ian Redfern
  • Publication number: 20100236544
    Abstract: The present invention is a knock-down design of an outdoor heater. An outdoor heater without resorting to knock-down designs is heavy and bulky. It is costly to ship due to its sheer size and heavy weight. A knock-down design on the other hand resorts to innovative designs in using light weight components with structural reinforcements to increase load bearing capacities thus achieve the same effect as using heavier traditional materials. A knock-down design also resorts to innovative designs in reducing component size so as to occupy a small footprint for ease of packaging and shipment. As a result, a knock-down design heater can be packaged in a footprint many times smaller than a full size heater and it weights much less than a traditional outdoor heater. It provides cost advantages in pre-sale shipment and general distribution, post-sale transportation convenience as well as ease of relocation during subsequent years of consumer usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Edwin L. Hall, JR., Hampton Hollis Tanner