Extensible Patents (Class 280/638)
  • Patent number: 10464200
    Abstract: A drill assembly attachment having a handle, a drill mount, and a throttle. The throttle may have a first portion and a second portion rotationally engaged with the first portion such that the second portion is rotationally actuated in response to linear actuation of the first portion of the throttle. The throttle is positioned with respect to the drill mount and the handle such that the first portion may be linearly actuated by a user with a hand grasping the handle. The drill assembly attachment receives a drill assembly such that the throttle adjustably engages a trigger of the drill assembly. The drill assembly attachment or the drill assembly receives an auger or other tool and the drill assembly attachment with the drill assembly and auger or other tool is used in a method of rotating the auger or other tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Clam Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Walter, Steven Uscensky
  • Patent number: 10457342
    Abstract: Provided is a traveling apparatus including at least, with respect to a traveling direction, a front wheel and a rear wheel and on which a user rides when travelling. The traveling apparatus includes a front wheel supporting member configured to rotatably support the front wheel, a rear wheel supporting member configured to rotatably support the rear wheel, an adjusting mechanism configured to adjust a wheel base length between the front wheel and the rear wheel by changing a relative position of the front wheel supporting member and the rear wheel supporting member, and a driving unit configured to drive at least one of the front wheel and rear wheel. The wheel base length adjusted by the adjusting mechanism is associated with a speed of the traveling apparatus achieved by driving the driving unit in such a way that the longer the wheel base length, the greater the speed becomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Kama, Makoto Kakuchi, Makoto Mori
  • Patent number: 9949436
    Abstract: A grass mower is provided with a plurality of rotating shafts passing through a ceiling wall of a mower deck and extending upward, disposed in a side-by-side state; cutting blades respectively linked to the rotating shafts in an internal space of the mower deck; an electric motor mounted at a location to the lateral outside relative to a rotation path of the cutting blades within the mower deck, and having an output shaft extending upward; and a power transmission mechanism positioned above the ceiling wall of the mower deck, and configured to transmit power from the output shaft to the rotating shafts of the cutting blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ito, Kazuo Koike
  • Patent number: 9499215
    Abstract: A folding vehicle structure includes a frame having a plurality of members. A first member intersects a second member at a first pivot point. A third member, spaced from the first and second members, intersects a fourth member, which is also spaced from the first and second members, at a second pivot point. The frame includes a first cross-member extending between the first and second intersection points. The frame is collapsible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chris P. Theodore, Keith Albert Nagara, Tyler Gregory Rusnak, Elizabeth Kaye Steenwyk
  • Patent number: 9440687
    Abstract: A folding vehicle structure includes a frame having a plurality of members. A first member intersects a second member at a first pivot point. A third member, spaced from the first and second members, intersects a fourth member, which is also spaced from the first and second members, at a second pivot point. The frame includes a first cross-member extending between the first and second intersection points. The frame is collapsible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chris P. Theodore, Christopher David Batty, Nicholas John Daiber, Aaron Matthew Hanson, Keith Albert Nagara, Gregory VanderVoord, Daniel John Kangas, Jacob Scott Lanyon
  • Patent number: 9440686
    Abstract: A folding vehicle structure includes a frame having a plurality of members. A first member intersects a second member at a first pivot point. A third member, spaced from the first and second members, intersects a fourth member, which is also spaced from the first and second members, at a second pivot point. The frame includes a first cross-member extending between the first and second intersection points. The frame is collapsible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignees: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, THEODORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Chris P. Theodore, Christopher David Batty, Aaron Matthew Hanson, Stephen Paul Leu, Keith Albert Nagara, Tyler Gregory Rusnak, Gregory VanderVoord
  • Patent number: 9394657
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a safety trailer has semi-tractor hitches at both ends and a safety wall that is fixed to one side of the trailer. That side, however, can be changed to the right or left side of the road, depending on the end to which the truck attaches. A caboose can be attached at the end of the trailer opposite the tractor to provide additional lighting and impact protection. Optionally, the trailer can be equipped with overhead protection, lighting, ventilation, onboard hydraulics, compressors, generators and other equipment, as well as related fuel, water, storage and restroom facilities and other amenities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Concaten, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin K. Groeneweg, David Meyerink, Duane Meyerink, LeRoy Severson
  • Publication number: 20150136190
    Abstract: An adjustable walking frame design for walking aid device is provided. The adjustable walking frame has a pair of beam assemblies where the pair of beam assemblies is pivotally mounted to each other. The pivotal mounting provides flexible angle adjustment between the pair of beam assemblies. The height and width of the beam assemblies can be adjusted to meet individual's physical measurements. The adjustable walking frame can be collapsed to occupy minimal space when the adjustable walking frame is stored or transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: David Thomas
  • Publication number: 20150130166
    Abstract: The invention concerns a height adjustment device (1) for a handle (4) of a rollator, comprising:—an inner tube (2) telescopically received in an outer tube (3), the handle (4) of the rollator being connected at the upper end of said inner tube (2),—a locking assembly (10) adapted to lock the inner tube (2) in a fixed position with regard to the outer tube (3),—an unlocking assembly (20) adapted to unlock the inner tube (2) from said fixed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jos Van Houtem, Tobias Nilsson
  • Patent number: 9027941
    Abstract: A portable child-carrying shopping cart having a collapsible cart basket. The cart has a seat for two small children and seat belts for keeping children safely seated side-by-side. An extendable snack tray provides children with access to their own snacks and beverages, so that a parent does not have to maintain constant control of these items. Below the seat is an interior cavity with a coat hook and a space for storing bags, purses, and garments. On the opposing side of the body of the device, a cart basket is secured. The cart basket is expandable and collapsible. The device can be easily stowed when the basket is collapsed against the body. It can also be quickly expanded for use as a shopping cart when a parent is running errands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Lisette Cimino
  • Patent number: 9010798
    Abstract: A dolly assembly including a plurality of hollow interior guide members and one or more rail members, cooperatively structured, configured and dimensioned to be selectively disposed in an operative, weight supporting orientation or a self-contained orientation of reduced dimension and configuration, which facilitates storage. The operative orientation comprises the one or more rail member removably interconnecting the two guide members in spaced relation to one another, wherein a plurality of castors are removably connected to and disposed in movable supporting relation with the interconnected guide and rail members, when in the operative orientation. The self-contained orientation comprises the guide members detached from the operative orientation and the guide members removably connected in confronting, predetermined facing relation to one another, such that the rail members and castors are enclosed within one or both of the hollow interiors of the confronting guide members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Luca Buttazzoni, Andres Bernal
  • Publication number: 20150102586
    Abstract: An axle assembly for an agricultural vehicle that includes an axle configured to be coupled to a wheel. The axle comprises a body and a first arm extending from the body. The body is configured to be disposed within a frame member of the agricultural vehicle and to contact an inner surface of the frame member. Also, the axle is configured to move within the frame member to adjust a distance between the wheel and the frame member, and the first arm is configured to contact a second arm disposed within the frame member to provide structural support to the axle assembly as the axle moves within the frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: CNH America LLC
    Inventors: Aaron R. Tollefsrud, Shawn N. Mortenson, Dane M. Kallevig
  • Patent number: 8998219
    Abstract: A collapsible cart comprising primary and multiple secondary storages spaces. The collapsible cart comprises a bottom on which wheels are mounted and a collapsing frame, which permits the adjustment of cart height. There is also a lid that doubles as a handle to move the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Beverly Sellers
  • Patent number: 8973940
    Abstract: The present invention is a wagon that can be folded along a middle plane that bisects the wagon between a front and rear portion. The folding wagon comprises of wheels, a folding frame, a support structure, a front panel a handle connected to the frame, wheels, and a bag hanger that are detailed herein. The folding frame includes a top rail formed of a top rail front portion and a top rail rear portion, a middle rail formed of a middle rail front portion and a middle rail rear portion, a bottom rail formed of a bottom rail front portion and a bottom rail rear portion. The top rail, the middle rail, and the bottom rail are connected by a hinge means. The top rail front portion is mounted to the top rail rear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Zhaosheng Chen, Yishun Chen
  • Patent number: 8967651
    Abstract: A bicycle trailer that is foldable into a small storable position that expands to include a bicycle trailer that can be configured to convert into a lounge chair, a dolly, a baby bed with or without a canopy, a table or a wagon using an improved tow bar and trailer hitch that easily attaches and detaches to a bicycle as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Milorad Simic
  • Patent number: 8944456
    Abstract: A dimensionally adjustable vehicle, which comprises a platform of pivoting and non-pivoting plates arranged such that the spacing between a pair of the non-pivoting plates is changed to dimensionally adjust the vehicle upon application of an initiating force to a plurality of the pivoting plates which causes a pivoting motion. A section of the platform includes a pair of laterally adjacent and laterally pivoting plates which is interposed between a pair of the non-pivoting plates such that a lateral side of each of the laterally pivoting plates is pivotally connected to a lateral side of an adjacent non-pivoting plate. Application of the initiating force the pair of laterally adjacent and laterally pivoting plates causes a lateral dimension of the vehicle to be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Boris Tsukerman, Arie Flumin, Nils Rabota
  • Publication number: 20140375022
    Abstract: The present invention is a wheelbase for a movable structure, comprising: a first frame unit connected to either a front wheels or a rear wheels; a second frame unit connected to the other of the front wheels or the rear wheels and located below or above the first frame and coupled to the first frame (an accommodation space being formed between the first frame unit and the second frame unit); a slider unit located within the accommodation space and coupled to either the first frame unit or the second frame unit; a driving unit located at a longitudinal cross sectional surface of the other of the first frame unit or the second frame unit so as to generate a driving force; and a driving-force-transmitting unit for interconnecting the driving unit and the slider unit to transmit the driving force to the slider unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Yong Joo Kim, Jin Seok Jung, Seung Chul Baik
  • Patent number: 8888122
    Abstract: A pivoting axle system for an aerial lift vehicle includes a plurality of axles pivotally secured to the vehicle chassis at respective pivot points between a stowed position and a working position. Each axle is coupleable with a wheel assembly at distal ends thereof. Actuators are connected between the chassis and each of the plurality of axles, respectively, where the actuators are connected to the chassis at positions spaced from the pivot points, respectively. Additionally, each of the plurality of axles is independently controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: JLG Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Dave Berry
  • Patent number: 8876145
    Abstract: A castor supported dolly assembly comprising a plurality of dolly members formed of a lightweight, disposable and/or severable material may be interconnected into interchangeable operative positions to define supporting orientations. Each dolly member includes and at least one connecting segment comprising a slot and a base. A connected orientation, of any two of the dolly members, comprises a confronting relation of the bases of engaging connecting segments and an aligned orientation of corresponding passages formed therein, so as to concurrently and removably receive and retain a castor in interconnecting relation to the confronting bases. Each dolly member may also include at least one supporting segment structured to receive a castor therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: Andres Bernal, Luca Buttazoni
  • Patent number: 8876129
    Abstract: A field litter support (1) includes two side structures (2, 3), each supporting at least one wheel (4) in order to define a frame (40), connecting devices (38a, 38b, 38c, 38d) for attaching a litter (100) to the frame (40), elements (5) adapted to reciprocally move the side structures (2, 3) and a mechanism (6) for blocking the elements (5), and therefore the structures (2, 3), in a predetermined position, attachable to the structures (2, 3). The structures (2, 3) are reciprocally moved close or away along the axis (60) of the wheels (4) without removing the frame (40). This characteristic, however, does not jeopardize the size, because, once the field litter support (1) has been packaged, it has a size equivalent to the one of the closed field litter supports of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Spencer Italia S.r.l.
    Inventor: Luigi Cesare Pizzi Spadoni
  • Patent number: 8869960
    Abstract: An expandable multi-compartment luggage having a second luggage bag hingeably attached to the first luggage bag. The second luggage bag having an upper portion and a collapsible lower portion. The collapsible lower portion being moveable between a collapsed position to an expanded position defining a lower interior compartment. The luggage also including a dividing wall disposed between the upper and lower portions of the second luggage bag, and which is movable from a closed position dividing the upper interior compartment of the second luggage bag and the lower interior compartment of the second luggage bag and an open position with the upper interior compartment of the second luggage bag being in communication with the lower interior compartment of the second luggage bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ingenious Designs LLC
    Inventor: Joy Mangano
  • Patent number: 8840131
    Abstract: A three-wheeled vehicle having an arrangement of wheels with two forward wheels and one back wheel and a profile adjustment feature is described. The back wheel may be configured as the steering wheel, and in some cases is the only steering wheel. The two forward wheels are configured essentially parallel with each other and the back wheel is configured essentially centered between and back from the two forward wheels. This arrangement of the wheels provides for a stability that does not require a person to maintain balance to keep the vehicle in an upright position. The profile adjustment feature may automatically adjust the height of the vehicle as a function of vehicle speed. As the vehicle speeds up, the height may be reduce to provide a more stable vehicle that is turned more by tilting the vehicle than by turning the back wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Planet Rider LLC
    Inventor: David Calley
  • Publication number: 20140265253
    Abstract: A mobile device for transporting items capable of hanging that includes a generally vertical member, a handle, and a base to which the vertical member is connected. The base includes at least three mobility apparatuses that permit the mobile device to be moved over a surface. The vertical member, which can be adjusted in height, includes at least one hook capable of catching and holding an item capable of hanging such as, for example, a shopping bag, a purse, or an umbrella. The handle can be gripped by a user to move the mobile device in a desired direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mariann Ingrasci
  • Publication number: 20140265254
    Abstract: A conveyance cart that can convey a loaded burden, includes: a body frame supported by a wheel; a deck provided liftably against the body frame to load a burden; an electric actuator electrically driven to expand or contract to lift or lower the deck; and a controller that is configured to supply an electric current to the electric actuator. The controller stops supply of an electric current to the electric actuator when a continuous driving time of the electric actuator is equal to or longer than a predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Kayaba Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Sekine, Osamu Miyatani
  • Publication number: 20140265248
    Abstract: An expandable trailer that is easy to store and transport yet is still large enough for most applications. The expandable trailer is shiftable between a relatively compact, retracted configuration for easy storage and/or transport and a relatively larger, expanded configuration for use in hauling items. Improved structures and mechanisms for selectively shifting the trailer between the retracted and expanded configurations are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Chris Lee Ravencroft, Todd Francis Dechant, Chad Belding
  • Patent number: 8827303
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cart having a metal tubular frame having a lift apparatus attached thereto, a hydraulic pump system which integrates into the back of the lift apparatus and which is enclosed in a slotted tube within a metal casing, a foot pedal, wherein the foot pedal is fastened to the hydraulic pump system via a hinge together with a lift platform. The lift apparatus is joined to flat panels and attached to the tubular metal frame forming the back and a single metal panel comprising the front. Side panels are hinged for the purpose of folding and held in place by screws, wheels which are attached with two axles, the axles go through the tubing frame, one axle anterior with a first set of two wheels and one axle posterior below a handle with a second set of two wheels optionally, larger than the first set of wheels. It will help people with picking up their packages with ease and comfortability. It is good with people with disabilities such as arthritis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Florence Fridman
  • Patent number: 8820773
    Abstract: A convertible hand cart can be converted among a panel cart, a tray cart, a hotel cart, a utility cart, a mechanic's cart, a gardener's cart, and the like. The convertible hand cart can be used to transport items through doorways and through narrow halls. In addition to the ability to hall panels, the panel cart configuration has the ability to haul long lumber, doors, windows, mattresses and many other odd shaped items. The convertible hand cart has a removable, repositionable handle and a removable tongue to provide various configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Edwin Howard Ferree, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140241849
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cart having a support surface with a selectively adjustable contour for providing essentially uniform support to a load (e.g., a stack of print media sheets) during receiving and storing modes and for facilitating transfer of the load to another support surface during a transferring mode. The cart can comprise a support surface with alternating fixed and movable sections. In the receiving and storage modes, the movable sections can be top aligned with the fixed sections so that the support surface has an essentially planar contour for providing essentially uniform support. In the transferring mode, the movable sections can be dropped lower so that the support surface has a corrugated contour for facilitating transfer of the load (e.g., using an interdigitation technique). Also disclosed is a printing system sheet stacker incorporating such a cart for receiving, storing and transferring of a sheet stack as well as associated methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas K. Herrmann, Derek A. Bryl
  • Publication number: 20140218282
    Abstract: A medical cart includes a cart body, a top platform, and an elevating device. The elevating device is mounted on the cart body for supporting the top platform above the cart body and is for moving the top platform upwardly and downwardly. The elevating device includes a sleeve, a screw rod, a motor and a motor driving module. The screw rod extends through the sleeve and engages threadedly a threaded inner surface of the sleeve. The motor is connected to the screw rod and is for driving the screw rod to rotate and move with respect to the sleeve, such that the top platform is driven by the screw rod to move upwardly and downwardly with respect to the cart body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Modernsolid Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Jui Hung
  • Patent number: 8757639
    Abstract: A multi-functional lightweight hunting accessory that provides a chair with adjustable back rest, storage for hunting gear and a platform for use as a commode. The chair transforms to become a game cart for transporting a game carcass across various terrain. The cart utilizes the half pipes of the chair base to create a trough which cradles a game carcass between its sides in an inverted position. Two wheels and an axle, which store in the container, assemble through the axle housing. A handle and handle extension stored in the axle housing combine to provide the hunter's towing point. A compact design utilizing a broad handle, low center of gravity and few parts produces a light weight and easily maneuverable game cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Randall Lee Graffis
  • Patent number: 8740242
    Abstract: A posterior walker has an anteriorly open, wheeled frame having a transverse posterior structural member, a left and right forearm support member attached to the frame, and adapted to be aligned with the forearms of a user at an angle wherein the user's wrist is lower than the elbow, and left and right hand grips associated with the left and right forearm support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Biovar Corporation
    Inventor: Flo Slomp
  • Patent number: 8714594
    Abstract: A combine header transport trailer for transporting a combine header. The trailer includes electrically operated jacks or screw actuators for raising and lowering the header bar thereon and for moving the header bar inwardly and outwardly with respect to the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Duo Lift Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Hellbusch, Patrick K. Sokol
  • Patent number: 8714580
    Abstract: A kit for modifying a wheeled apparatus comprises a set of caster unit mounts, a set of caster units, a subframe mounting structure, and a subframe. Each caster unit mount has a caster unit mounting structure and a main frame engaging structure attached to the caster unit mounting structure. The main frame engaging structure is attachable to a main frame and/or a load support structure of the wheeled apparatus. Each caster unit has a mounting portion configured for being secured to the caster unit mounting structure of a respective caster unit mount such that a first-size wheel thereof can rotate about of a rotational axis thereof and pivot about a pivot axis thereof. The subframe mounting structure, which is attachable to the main frame, has a first end portion pivotably attached to the subframe mounting structure and a second end portion having a second size wheel mounting structure integral therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: Jefferson W. Raley, Philippe P. Nassaux
  • Patent number: 8696016
    Abstract: A stroller apparatus can collapse in a compact and convenient manner. In some embodiments, the stroller apparatus can be provided with a mounting fixture capable of detachably fastening a child support accessory thereon. The mounting fixture affixed on the stroller frame can lock with a connector affixed on the child support accessory. The connector can be inserted into the mounting fixture for locking the child support accessory in position on the stroller frame. The connector can lock with the mounting fixture in either of a rearward and forward facing configuration of the child support accessory. In other embodiments, the stroller apparatus can include a child support that has a connector portion through which it is assembled with the stroller frame. The construction of the stroller frame is such that it can be conveniently collapsed in a compact form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nuna International, B.V.
    Inventors: Maurits Homan, Thomas van de Schoor, Erik Baas, Jonathan K. Mountz
  • Patent number: 8696014
    Abstract: A push cart having an expansion unit for expanding load-carrying surface includes a movable cart frame, a load-carrying plate, an expansion unit and a coupling mechanism. The load-carrying plate is installed on the cart frame. The expansion unit includes at least one expansion plate. The coupling mechanism includes at least one coupling unit for detachably coupling the expansion plate to one side of the load-carrying plate. The coupling unit includes a female component disposed in one of the load-carrying plate and the expansion plate and a male component disposed on the other one of the load-carrying plate and the expansion plate for mating engagement with the female component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Macauto Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul Lin
  • Patent number: 8690183
    Abstract: A shopping cart composed of biodegradable elements to allow for reusability and easy disposability. The frame of the cart is comprised of interconnected elements to create a sturdy and durable structure. The basket forms in the interior of the frame and is also composed of biodegradable material. The wheels are connected to the frame through a wheel bolt, and both the wheel and wheel bolt are also composed of biodegradable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Elan Kainen
  • Patent number: 8668208
    Abstract: Pallet truck for transporting goods that has a substantially horizontal frame on which the goods to be transported are placed. In one implementation the horizontal frame includes two substantially parallel arms with each arm having two parallel longitudinal extensions that define a space between them. Each of the two parallel longitudinal extensions has a wall that face each other and which are visible and accessible through the space. The longitudinal extensions being visible and accessible from above for their cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ulma Safe Handling Equipment
    Inventors: Igor Larringan Errasti, Aitor Telleria Echeverria, Benito Hurtado Mena, Jone Larranaga Mendibaso, Fernando Odriozola Arregui
  • Publication number: 20140035259
    Abstract: A suspension superstructure adapted to be mounted to a dune buggy space frame, the space frame having a base frame and configured to support right and left dune buggy wheels at a first track width, the superstructure comprising: right and left frame brackets adapted to be coupled to the base frame; a bridging plate adapted to be connected to the right and left frame brackets; a bumper panel; and right and left wheel control arm supports mounted between the bridging plate and the bumper panel that support control arms of right and left dune buggy wheels so that the wheels have a second track width greater than the first track width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Tal KOREN, Haim LEVI
  • Publication number: 20140008509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a platform (10) for use in a logistic system in order to be placed onto the loading surface of a vehicle in a conveying direction A and/or to be taken from the loading surface of a vehicle in a conveying direction A. The platform (10) has dimensions that are substantially adapted to the loading surface of the vehicle. The platform (10) has at least one first platform element (10a) and one second platform element (10b), which can be locked to each other and released from each other. The first platform element (10a) has a locking element (13a) and the second platform element (10b) has a locking receptacle (13b) provided facing the locking element (13a) in such a way that the locking receptacle (13b) of the second platform element (10b) can engage with the locking element (13a) of the first platform element (10a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Heinz Buse
  • Publication number: 20130328290
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed at an adaptable vehicle that includes a pair of primary rollers for rolling along a surface on which the vehicle is travelling. At least one of the rollers is rotatably powered. The adaptable vehicle also includes two sets of linking arms, one of which is coupled to one of the rollers and the other of which is coupled to the other of the rollers such that moving the sets of linking arms can shift the axes of rotation of the rollers without impeding rotation of the rollers. The sets of linking arms are connected to and rotatable about an actuatable hub. Actuation of the hub causes at least one set of the linking arms to rotate about the hub and shifts the axis of rotation of at least one of the rollers to allow the vehicle to adapt to its surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Mehran Mehrandezh, Amir Hossein Bazargan
  • Patent number: 8567810
    Abstract: A foldable cart (100) comprising a foldable framework with foldable wheel units (140) and flexible containers (130) attachable thereto. The cart may be folded to fit a vehicle's luggage room, and the containers may be used to store products when attached to the framework, and carry them on when the framework is folded. The framework and the wheels may be folded inwardly such as to minimize the volume and the dimensions of the folded cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventors: Yehuda Abecassis, Ronen Berman
  • Patent number: 8567809
    Abstract: A collapsible shopping cart includes a collapsible support assembly having a support frame with a vertical frame member and a horizontal frame member. The vertical support member is pivotally secured to the horizontal support member allowing the support frame to be selectively folded. A plurality of wheels are coupled to the horizontal support member. The plurality of wheels are coupled to the horizontal support member for movement between a use orientation and a storage orientation, wherein when the plurality of wheels are in the use orientation they extend from the horizontal support manner in a manner permitting engagement with a horizontal support surface such that the support assembly may roll thereupon. First and second storage receptacles shaped and dimensioned for selective attachment to the support assembly are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Cargo Cart Co.
    Inventors: Allison White, David White, Matthew A. Sommerfield
  • Patent number: 8567808
    Abstract: A modular standing frame is described herein. The modular standing frame has a chair module adapted to raise and lower a user between sitting and standing postures without inducing shear between the user and the seat and seat back of the chair module. The chair module may be selectively coupled to one of a glider module adapted to provide walking-type exercise to a standing user, a workstation module that provides a work surface for a sitting or standing user, and a mobility module that allows the standing frame to be moved about by a user much like a wheel chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Altimate Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan L. Tholkes, Wesley Ovre, Gabriel Routh, Jeffrey Schmidt, Michael Lokken, Tamera Trotter
  • Patent number: 8550474
    Abstract: A cart (20, 50, 90) includes a plurality of removable baskets (24, 54, 94) having respective rims (40, 76). A foldable frame (22, 52, 92) has folded and unfolded configurations, and includes multiple wheels (32, 65, 108, 110) and an upper supporting structure (36, 58, 98), which is capable, when the frame is in the unfolded configuration, of supporting the baskets side-by-side by the respective rims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Greencart Int Ltd.
    Inventors: Rafi Geva, David Chiche
  • Publication number: 20130257018
    Abstract: We disclose a mobile apparatus that can move steadily in its upright position and can recover from any toppled position to its upright position. The mobile apparatus may find useful applications in various areas such as vehicles, toys, and robots. The mobile apparatus adopts a body shape resembling a sphere with its bottom sliced off. At least three wheels are coupled to the body as ground contacting points to provide the basis of steady movement in its upright position. A weight is coupled to the bottom of the body such that the center of gravity of the mobile apparatus satisfies the following constraints: firstly, the center of gravity is between the bottom of the body and the center of an imaginary sphere that mostly coincides with the body; secondly, the center of gravity falls within the largest imaginary polygon formed by the ground contacting points in the upright position; lastly, the center of gravity falls outside any imaginary polygon formed by the ground contacting points in any toppled position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Hei Tao Fung
  • Patent number: 8540272
    Abstract: A vehicle chassis includes a vehicle chassis frame. The frame has a first frame portion and a second frame portion operatively connected to the first frame portion. The second frame portion is selectively movable with respect to the first frame portion such that the length of the chassis is selectively variable. The chassis may thus be lengthened to support the addition of an extension unit when additional passenger space or cargo space is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Vitale, Christopher E. Borroni-Bird, Roland J. Menassa
  • Patent number: 8534689
    Abstract: A child vehicle includes a front frame having a handlebar and at least one front wheel, and a rear frame movably coupled thereto and having at least one rear wheel. At least one graphical interface is coupled to the vehicle and includes a placard having a frame secured to the vehicle and a working surface disposed generally within the frame. The working surface is configured to be marked thereon by the child using a marking utensil so as to create an artistic expression for customizing the vehicle. A tool-less coupling between the front and rear frames and an associated method of a tool-less assembly of a child vehicle are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8528918
    Abstract: A mobile cart comprising a frame, a base and a plurality of shelves is disclosed. The frame may comprise a plurality of vertical and horizontal frame members and the base may comprise a plurality of lateral and horizontal frame members. The cart may also comprise storage container that is supported by a frame portion and the frame portion may be retractable with the base. The cart is ideal for transporting large quantities of glassware or tableware in a commercial environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Edgar Macias
  • Patent number: 8523197
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a folding transport cart which in a parking configuration has a minimum extension and in an operative configuration has a maximum extension in a transverse direction. A folding transport cart can comprise: two side parts which extend substantially perpendicular to the transverse direction of the transport cart, and a folding base part which comprises two flat base segments which are each connected on one base side axis for articulated movement to one side part and are connected on a common base central axis for articulated movement to one another. In order to ensure reliable folding and unfolding the transport cart can comprise a base locking mechanism for locking the folding base part in the operative configuration and a cover part which is connected for articulated movement to one of the side parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Baatz, Joyce Tan, Christian Boe
  • Patent number: RE45405
    Abstract: An activating portion on one section of an adjustable wheel assembly triggers a proximity switch on a vehicle such as a field sprayer to provide a signal indicative of wheel tread. The signal is sent to a controller which controls wheel tread adjustment. Two or more assemblies may be adjusted simultaneously reduce adjustment time. The operator control is located in the vehicle cab for entering wheel spacings, providing an indication of the actual spacing and individual wheel position, and providing error and warning messages. An interlock system prevents axle telescoping unless certain vehicle conditions are satisfied, such as the vehicle speed being below a preselected point and vehicle being in the field mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Richard Allen Humpal, Jack Conan Anderson