Casket Or Stretcher Type Patents (Class 280/640)
  • Patent number: 11173936
    Abstract: A collapsible cart frame includes four vertical bars defining four corners of the cart frame, four scissor linkages extending between different pairs of the vertical bars to define four sides of the cart frame and four wheels mounted at the bottom ends of the vertical bars. The scissor linkages are configured to expand and collapse independently from one another. Each of the lower scissor ends are attached to a pair of vertical bars at a fixed height and each of the upper scissor ends are slidably attached to the pair vertical bars. Height defining elements selectively define heights of at least one of the upper scissor ends of each of the scissor linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Yuval Regev
  • Patent number: 10988152
    Abstract: A collapsible cart may include a handle, a first supporting frame, a second supporting frame, a pair of collapsible connecting members, each including a plurality of connecting units and connecting rods, and a pair of side connecting members, wherein the connecting units are linearly and pivotally connected to the first supporting frame and the second supporting frame, and the side connecting member is pivotally connected to the first and second supporting frames and the side connecting member, so when the movement of the side connecting member toward the center of the collapsible art triggers the collapse of the connecting member to minimize the size of the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Pengfei Tong
  • Patent number: 10099712
    Abstract: A single-cross translational wagon having a tow bar assembly, a single-cross folding assembly, a bottom frame folding assembly, front wheel assemblies and rear wheel assemblies. The tow bar assembly is arranged in front of the single-cross folding assembly. The bottom frame folding assembly is arranged below the single-cross folding assembly. The single-cross folding assembly has a cross inner frame, a cross outer frame, a front wheel supporting tube and a rear wheel supporting tube. The cross inner frame includes an upper cross inner frame part (is in a backward U shape) and first lower cross tubes. The rear ends of the left and right sides of the upper cross inner frame part include the two first lower cross tubes front ends are hinged with the front ends of the first lower cross tubes and the rear ends are hinged with the lower end of the rear wheel supporting tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Blue Ridge Recreational Gear, LLC
    Inventor: Benlong Sun
  • Patent number: 9896118
    Abstract: Disclosed are foldable carts, and connecting and stabilizing mechanisms of foldable carts. A foldable cart includes first and second frames pivotally connected to each other by a connecting and stabilizing mechanism. The connecting and stabilizing mechanism allows the first and second frames to rotate toward or away from each other, and thus allow the cart to fold and unfold. The connecting and stabilizing mechanism includes positioning pins and corresponding slots to receive the positioning pins, and thus prevent the cart from folding unintentionally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Campvalley (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwan Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 9750899
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method of using an emergency medicament device. The method includes reading an ID tag from the medicament device using a mobile device; automatically requesting instructions for using the medicament device based on the ID tag; and displaying a video to a user of the mobile device, the video providing instructions for using the medicament device in accordance with approved labeling of the medicament device. Various exemplary embodiments relate to an electronic medicament device including: a reservoir configured to store an amount of medication for treating anaphylaxis; an administration component for administering the medication to a patient; a processor communicatively connected to a memory storing medicament device information; and an identification tag configured to be read by another device, the identification tag providing the medicament device information including identification of instructions for using the medicament device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Ostrander, John W. Denny
  • Patent number: 9747772
    Abstract: Modular assistance system (1) for a person (4), with at least one mobile unit (2) that has a recognition module (6) for recognizing a functional requirement of the person (4) and provides the function of the person (4) depending on the detected function requirement of the person (4) by means of at least one replaceable function module (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wendelin Feiten, Uwe Splettstösser
  • Patent number: 9211897
    Abstract: A collapsible wagon comprises a frame, four wheels, a pliable liner, and a telescoping tow handle. The frame has four sides that are each formed by a respective scissor-bar assembly. The frame also has a vertically oriented telescoping pole assembly at the intersection of each pair of the scissor-bar assemblies. The frame is configured such that, as the wagon is altered from its expanded to its collapsed configuration, the scissor-bar assemblies and the telescoping pole assemblies increase in height and the scissor-bar assemblies decrease in width. Each of the four wheels is attached to a bottom end portion of a respective one of the telescoping pole assemblies. The pliable liner is connected to the frame and defines an open-top interior compartment of the wagon when the wagon is in its expanded configuration. The telescoping tow handle is adjustable between collapsed and expanded configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Westfield Outdoor, Inc.
    Inventors: Baoqing Yang, Matthew Abernathy
  • Patent number: 9168938
    Abstract: A folding ball trolley having a minimized volume has a frame, a bag and multiple resilient elements. The frame has four stand rods, four top seats, four sliding seats, four wheels, four connecting rod assemblies and four mounting rods. The bag connects to the mounting rods, and the mounting rods pivotally connect to the stand rods. Accordingly, the mounting rods can be rotated relative to the stand rods, such that the mounting rods do not protrude upward to occupy too much space when the ball trolley is folded. Besides, the frame is braced by the resilient elements so a user does not have to stretch his hands between the rods when folding the ball trolley, thereby preventing the hands from being clamped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Chia-Ling Wang
  • Patent number: 9073564
    Abstract: A collapsible wagon comprises a frame, four wheels, a pliable liner, and a telescoping tow handle. The frame has four sides that are each formed by a respective scissor-bar assembly. The frame also has a vertically oriented telescoping pole assembly at the intersection of each pair of the scissor-bar assemblies. The frame is configured such that, as the wagon is altered from its expanded to its collapsed configuration, the scissor-bar assemblies and the telescoping pole assemblies increase in height and the scissor-bar assemblies decrease in width. Each of the four wheels is attached to a bottom end portion of a respective one of the telescoping pole assemblies. The pliable liner is connected to the frame and defines an open-top interior compartment of the wagon when the wagon is in its expanded configuration. The telescoping tow handle is adjustable between collapsed and expanded configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Westfield Outdoor, Inc.
    Inventors: Baoqing Yang, Matthew Abernathy
  • Patent number: 8967656
    Abstract: A mobilization device adapted to be attached to a piece of conveying equipment such as a gurney. The device includes a base having a top and a bottom. The base supports an axle housing. An axle is disposed in the axle housing and extends therefrom. Wheel assemblies are disposed on the axle. The device includes a coupling receiver mounted on the top of the base. The coupling receiver includes a receiving element that can hold a support structure of the conveying equipment and hold the wheels of the conveying equipment off of the ground. The wheel assemblies of the device are used to move the conveying equipment and include tires having a relatively larger height and width to aid in increasing the mobility of the conveying equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Enhanced Mobilization System, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Wilson Lawless
  • Patent number: 8906229
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device comprising: a base (2); a moveable or removable door (20), said device having a closed door position; and in the closed door position, a circuit (8) comprising a bag comprising two flexible films and conveying network connectors, and a press (9) comprising a first shell (16) disposed on said front face (5) of said base (2) and a second shell (17) disposed in said door (20); said bag being clamped between said first shell (16) and said second shell (17) in a state in which conduits of said network for conveying liquid are formed between said films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastien Cirou, Rene Reinbigler, Virginie Buisson, Jean-Louis Weissenbach
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140284902
    Abstract: A man-powered (e.g. manually pulled or pushed) multipurpose wheeled carrying device with ground clearance for transporting people, animals, equipment and goods over unsurfaced roads or tracks. The carrying device may include a chassis, a front dependent suspension and a rear dependent suspension, wherein each of the dependent suspensions comprises a legged solid axle, a connector, springs, and wheels. The legged solid axles of the dependent suspensions are adapted to keep the chassis at least 6 inches above the ground surface. The dependent suspensions are tiltable around a longitudinal axis of the chassis to keep the chassis leveled while all of the wheels are in contact with the ground, and to provide ground clearance during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: NEXT GENERATION STRETCHER LTD.
    Inventor: Ilan BAR NOY
  • Patent number: 8770615
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a foldable collapsible wheeled stretcher on wheels, having handles for pulling and steering. The device is provided with dependent suspensions allowing mobility in rough and bumpy terrain while maintaining the stability of stretcher surface, reducing tilt and vibration that reach the wounded person being transported upon the stretcher. It is provided with folding or telescopic means allowing it to be carried upon the back or stowed in a small volume. The device enables rescue of injured people in an improved manner from (for example) regions which are not passable by vehicles, and may be pulled by a single rescuer instead of being carried by two to four. The device may be further used to transport material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Next Generation Stretcher Ltd.
    Inventors: Ilan Bar Noy, Hava Bar Noy
  • Patent number: 8662506
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-function cart for storing and transporting emergency or other supplies. The multi-function cart comprises two shells that can be secured together to form a transportable storage container. When separated, each shell is convertible into various configurations that can be used to sustain life during and after a disaster as well as to clean-up and rebuild after a disaster has occurred. The multi-function cart can also be used recreationally. In this manner, the multi-function cart enables victims to quickly care for themselves, and encourages victims to immediately begin the clean-up and rebuilding process. Each shell is convertible into different configurations using various tubes. Hub brackets on opposing sides of the shell include adapters to which any of the tubes can be connected. The tubes can be connected to the adapters in an upward or a downward orientation to form different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Troy Bengtzen
  • Patent number: 8505959
    Abstract: A cart transportable mobile medical emergency response facility includes a plurality of hand carried carts with cargo canisters with interchangeable components for establishing a decentralized mobile medical treatment facility at a disaster or other emergency area with a lack of usable hospital facilities. The rapidly deployable and accessible collection of carts and medical equipment delivers point-of-need critical care in the absence of conventional time consuming and complex assembly of medical response facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Valiant Rock, LLC
    Inventor: Charles W. Darling, III
  • Patent number: 8480117
    Abstract: A mobile, collapsible table and storage assembly for outdoor recreational use. The assembly includes: a storage compartment having a receptacle and lid, wheels at a first end of the storage compartment, a stand connected to the first end, a handle connected to the storage compartment at a second end, and folding legs connecting the receptacle and lid of the storage compartment. Each leg has a lower limb and an upper limb connected by a pivot, such that the limbs are movable between a folded and unfolded position. An end of one of the limbs at which the pivot is located has an extension portion which engages an adjacent end of the other limb to allow the lower and upper limbs to assume the unfolded position when forming an angle greater than 180 degrees. This prevents the table collapsing by buckling of the folding legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Chrissie Purdy
  • Patent number: 8424899
    Abstract: A wheeled attachment for a litter for transportation of a litter via a single operator. The wheeled attachment generally includes a traverse frame extending across one end of the litter, first and second receiver tubes pivotally connected to opposing ends of the frame, the first and second receiver tubes pivoting between a first position against the frame and a second position perpendicular with the frame to receive the handle ends of the litter, and including first and second wheels pivotally connected to opposing ends of the frame and coupled to the receiver tubes to also pivot between the first and second pivotal positions parallel to and perpendicular with the frame. The receiver tubes also include an opening and coupler assembly for fixing the handles within the respective coupler. The frame further preferably extends above the netting of the litter to provide a foot stop for the patient upon the litter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventors: Donald O. Larson, Kasey P. Larson
  • Patent number: 8419046
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Flavio Limontini
  • Patent number: 8348301
    Abstract: A mission adaptable multi-purpose, collapsible portable cart/utility table, for use in emergency response and disaster situations, camping, hunting and other outdoors activities, which carries medical rescue carts, canoes, small boats, game, or hauled cargo by hand. It transports one or more cargo bins over long, rough terrain and each bin can include one or more cabinet drawers therein, wherein upon tilting of a cargo bin from a horizontal transport position to a substantially vertical position the cargo bin serves as a supply cabinet. Each bin is openable to expose the supply drawers for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Valiant Rock, LLC
    Inventor: Charles W. Darling, III
  • Patent number: 8220824
    Abstract: A folding wagon has a folding frame with a stowed position and an open position. The folding frame comprises a pair of front and rear vertical support. The folding frame further comprises a pair of front supplemental links and a pair of rear supplemental links. A plurality of flatbed supports form a central flatbed support joint in the middle of the wagon. The central flatbed support joint folds upward when the folding frame is being configured into stowed position, and the plurality of flatbed supports are pivotally connected to the pair of front vertical supports and the pair of rear vertical supports. Wheels attach to the folding frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Bam Brokerage, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhaosheng Chen, Yishun Chen
  • Patent number: 8141887
    Abstract: A tubular frame has leading and trailing sections. The leading section has a leading end with parallel rearwardly extending legs. The trailing section has a trailing end with parallel forwardly extending legs receiving the rearwardly extending legs. An axle has central and end sections with wheels rotatably mounted on the end sections. A riser plate has a lower edge pivotably coupled to the axle. The riser plate has an upper edge with a concave curve. The riser plate is pivotably coupled to the frame. A handle assembly has a tubular grip with parallel downwardly extending arms. The handle assembly also has parallel upwardly extending arms receiving the downwardly extending arms. The upwardly extending arms are pivotably coupled to the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Donald L. Poteat
  • Publication number: 20120007340
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a foldable collapsible wheeled stretcher on wheels, having handles for pulling and steering. The device is provided with dependent suspensions allowing mobility in rough and bumpy terrain while maintaining the stability of stretcher surface, reducing tilt and vibration that reach the wounded person being transported upon the stretcher. It is provided with folding or telescopic means allowing it to be carried upon the back or stowed in a small volume. The device enables rescue of injured people in an improved manner from (for example) regions which are not passable by vehicles, and may be pulled by a single rescuer instead of being carried by two to four. The device may be further used to transport material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Ilan Bar Noy, Hava Bar Noy
  • Patent number: 8016301
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame, a plurality of casters coupled to the frame, and a push handle that is coupled to the frame and that is gripable to maneuver the patient support apparatus along a floor. The patient support apparatus also has a brake handle that is coupled to the push handle and that is movable to brake at least one of the casters. A pedal arrangement for the patient support apparatus is also disclosed. The pedal arrangement includes first and second side pedals and a center pedal supported by the first and second side pedals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Figel, Kenneth Q. Rudolf, David A. Albersmeyer, Richard H. Heimbrock, James L. Walke, Brian P. Michael, Glenn C. Suttman, Jonathan D. Turner, Brian T. Wiggins, Martin D. Weiler
  • Patent number: 7922183
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame, a plurality of casters coupled to the frame and supporting the frame above a floor, a wheel, a push handle that is coupled to the frame and that is gripable to maneuver the patient support apparatus along the floor, and a brake handle coupled to the push handle and movable to move a brake to impede rotation of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Figel, Kenneth Q. Rudolf, David A. Albersmeyer, Richard Henry Heimbrock, Jonathan D. Turner, Brian T. Wiggins, Eugene E. Osborne, Nicholas C. Batta
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100237111
    Abstract: A backpack employs a collapsible stretcher and a collapsible wheel assembly. The backpack may be transformed from a compact mode suitable for portability of the backpack to an extended mode wherein the stretcher is extended. A pair of wheels are inflated so that the wheels at one end contact the terrain and at the other end the stretcher is engaged to the backpack to provide for an efficient transport of an injured individual placed in the stretcher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: David E. Mroczka
  • Patent number: 7793744
    Abstract: A cart apparatus includes a frame for receiving game. The frame includes a pair of side supports and a plurality of lateral supports that are attached to and extend between the side supports. A netting material is attached to the frame and extends between the side supports. An axle is rotatably coupled to the frame. The axle extends between the side supports and has a pair of opposite ends. A pair of wheels is attached to the axle. Each of the wheels is positioned adjacent to one of the opposite ends. A motor is mounted to the frame. A drive shaft is mechanically coupled to the motor and to the axle. The motor rotates the wheels when the drive shaft is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Frank D. Hardie
  • Patent number: 7766365
    Abstract: A mission adaptable multi-purpose, collapsible portable cart/utility table, for use in emergency response and disaster situations, camping, hunting and other outdoors activities, which carries medical rescue carts, canoes, small boats, game, or hauled cargo by hand. The portable cart/utility table can be converted to a various uses and the portable cart/utility table can be folded down and transported within a wheeled bin, backpack, hand carried bag, canoe or boat. It transports injured persons or cargo over long, rough terrain and it can broken down into a carrying position, by hand or by back. The objects being carried can be held by clamps, by fasteners, or through the use of insertions with longitudinally extending channels. An optional pivotable kickstand and/or tie rods can stabilize the cart in a position of rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Valiant Rock LLC
    Inventor: Charles W. Darling, III
  • Patent number: 7726668
    Abstract: A creeper is disclosed for protecting a user in a supine position when manoeuvring under a raised object. The creeper comprises a user support surface and a safety structure. The safety structure comprises at least one upwardly projecting rigid element defining a protective space above at least a portion of the support surface. A foldable creeper which folds into a work bench and comprises a similar safety structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventors: Kristopher Sieb, Erik Sieb
  • Patent number: 7651115
    Abstract: A secondary lock device for a one-hand fold mechanism on a child's stroller is pivotally mounted next to the actuator of the one-hand fold mechanism. The secondary lock device is positioned for convenient access by a finger of the operator to provide an intuitively operable secondary lock device cooperable with the one-hand fold actuator. The secondary lock device is spring-loaded by a torsion spring mounted on the rotational axis of the adjacent cam member forming part of the one-hand fold mechanism. The pivoted lock member includes an outwardly projecting member that engages a corresponding niche in the actuator when in a locking position. The outwardly projecting member rides along a cam surface on the actuator when the actuator is being operated, while the biasing spring returns the outwardly projecting member into the niche when the actuator reaches the home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Curtis M. Hartenstine, James M. F. Hutchinson
  • Publication number: 20090051143
    Abstract: A mission adaptable multi-purpose, collapsible portable cart/utility table, for use in emergency response and disaster situations, camping, hunting and other outdoors activities, which carries medical rescue carts, canoes, small boats, game, or hauled cargo by hand. It transports one or more cargo bins over long, rough terrain and each bin can include one or more cabinet drawers therein, wherein upon tilting of a cargo bin from a horizontal transport position to a substantially vertical position the cargo bin serves as a supply cabinet. Each bin is openable to expose the supply drawers for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventor: Charles W. Darling, III
  • Patent number: 7461857
    Abstract: A mission adaptable multi-purpose, collapsible portable cart/utility table, for use in emergency response and disaster situations, camping, hunting and other outdoors activities, which carries medical rescue carts, canoes, small boats, game, or hauled cargo by hand. The portable cart/utility table can be converted to a various uses and the portable cart/utility table can be folded down and transported within a wheeled bin, backpack, hand carried bag, canoe or boat. It transports injured persons or cargo over long, rough terrain and it can broken down into a carrying position, by hand or by back. The objects being carried can be held by clamps, by fasteners, or through the use of insertions with longitudinally extending channels. The portable cart/utility table can also be the basis of a transportable mobile field hospital deployable by land, sea, and air to reach very remote and rugged regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Inventor: Charles W. Darling, III
  • Patent number: 7416193
    Abstract: The carpenter saw transporter assembly (20) includes a rectangular plate (32) with a flange (44) for supporting the saw machine (22). A plurality of wheel assemblies (46) are mounted on the flange (44) for transporting the saw machine (22). A mounting rail (52) has a width (Wt) less than the width (Wp) of the plate (32) and is disposed on the plate (32) and presents male or female undercuts (58) between a top portion (54) and a bottom portion (56). The saw machine (22) includes clamps (28) that can be inserted under and mechanically retained by the undercuts (58). A handle tunnel (62) extends into the mounting rail (52) for disposing a slidable handle (60). A locking mechanism (76) is disposed on the mounting rail (52) for locking the handle (60) in various positions. A plurality of docking strips (82) are disposed on the plate (32) for elevating the position of which the clamps (28) are received and eliminating mechanical contacts between the plate (32) and the cranks (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas S. Barnett
  • Patent number: 7407177
    Abstract: A mission adaptable multi-purpose, collapsible portable cart/utility table, for use in emergency response and disaster situations, camping, hunting and other outdoors activities, which carries medical rescue carts, canoes, small boats, game, or hauled cargo by hand. It transports injured persons or cargo over long, rough terrain and it can broken down into a carrying position, by hand or by back. The cart has optional removable clamps for clamping a conventional transportable carrier, such as a stretcher or stokes-type rescue carrier bed, thereto. The objects being carried can be held by clamps, by fasteners, or through the use of insertions with longitudinally extending channels. It is collapsible, so that it can be disassembled and carried, and then reassembled at another destination along a wilderness journey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Inventor: Charles W. Darling, III
  • Patent number: 7377525
    Abstract: A portable worktable has a frame, top, legs, and latches. The frame has rails, a plate perpendicular to the rails, and supports beneath the rails for wheels. The top mounts upon runners hinged to the front and rear upper legs at the corners of the worktable. The worktable secures the top and the front upper legs perpendicular with a hinge assembly. The top holds cargo upon hooks. The front lower legs have casters while the rear lower legs end near the wheels. The hinge assemblies secure the upper and lower legs individually but have hinges for folding the legs towards the center of each rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventor: Andrew Whitmore
  • Patent number: 7278646
    Abstract: A movable table stand is mainly composed of a platform, a first foot frame, a second foot frame and a joint member. The platform has an upper surface for a table saw to be mounted thereon and provided with a sliding groove at its two lengthwise sides respectively. A locking member is set at a front end of each sliding groove. The first foot frame is fixed pivotally with a supporting shaft having a sliding pivot at its two sides respectively for sliding along the sliding groove of the platform. The second foot frame is provided with a fixing bolt at its two sides respectively able to insert coordinately into the joint member. The joint member is fixed on the first foot frame and connected pivotally with the platform and the second foot frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventor: Bor-Yann Chuang
  • Patent number: 7168729
    Abstract: The tree stand/game cart kit of the present invention comprises a pair of bracket assemblies wherein the bracket assemblies further comprise a bracket portion, an axle segment and a wheel. Still furthermore, the tree stand/game cart kit of the present invention comprises a tow bar assembly further comprising a pair of brackets for attaching to a wide variety of ladders or tree stands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: Michael R. Wagner
  • Patent number: 7150465
    Abstract: A mission adaptable multi-purpose, collapsible portable cart/utility table, for use in emergency response and disaster situations, camping, hunting and other outdoors activities, which carries medical rescue carts, canoes, small boats, game, or hauled cargo by hand. The portable cart/utility table can be converted to a various uses and the portable cart/utility table can be folded down and transported within a wheeled bin, backpack, hand carried bag, canoe or boat. It transports injured persons or cargo over long, rough terrain and it can broken down into a carrying position, by hand or by back. The cart has optional removable clamps for clamping a conventional transportable carrier, such as a stretcher or stokes-type rescue carrier bed, thereto. The objects being carried can be held by clamps, by fasteners, or through the use of insertions with longitudinally extending channels. An optional pivotable kickstand and/or tie rods can stabilize the cart in a position of rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Inventor: Charles W. Darling, III
  • Patent number: 7114742
    Abstract: A creeper apparatus for use on rough uneven terrain includes body means having an anterior portion and a posterior portion, wherein the anterior portion and the posterior portion are spaced in an angular relationship at a juncture between the anterior and posterior portions; axle means fixedly connected to the body means in close proximity to the juncture between the anterior and posterior portions, the axle means having a first end and a second end extending transversely outwardly from the body means; wheel means including a pair of opposing wide tread resilient wheels, one rotatable mounted on each of the first and second ends of the axle means; and stabilizing means connected to the posterior portion of the body means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Inventor: Frank J. Sterns
  • Patent number: 7044496
    Abstract: A stretcher carrier is provided for transporting and stabilizing sick and injured patients. The carrier can be quickly converted between a folded, storage configuration and operational configurations. The carrier includes a folding foot prop and a foot prop locking and release mechanism for changing the position of the foot prop. The carrier may also include conventional bicycle-type wheels or special all-terrain wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: David A. Holmes
  • Patent number: 7017939
    Abstract: A multi-purpose, collapsible portable cart, for use in camping, hunting and other outdoors activities carries medical rescue carts, canoes, small boats, game, or hauled cargo by hand. The portable cart can be converted to a various uses and the portable cart can be folded down and transported within a backpack, hand carried bag, canoe or boat. It transports injured persons or cargo over long, rough terrain and it can broken down into a carrying position, by hand or by back. Its width can be varied to accommodate cargo of varying widths. Two or four wheeled versions can be assembled with axles and wheels. The cart has optional removable clamps for clamping a conventional transportable carrier, such as a stretcher or stokes-type rescue carrier bed, thereto. The objects being carried can be held by clamps, by fasteners, or through the use of insertions with longitudinally extending channels. An optional pivotable kickstand and/or tie rods can stabilize the cart in a position of rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventor: Charles W. Darling, III
  • Patent number: 6976696
    Abstract: An undercarriage for transporting a stretcher includes a support base, which is adapted for supporting a stretcher, a first pair of legs pivotally mounted to the support base, and a second pair of legs pivotally and slidably mounted to the support base. The first pair of legs is independently pivotal about the support base from the second pair of legs. In addition, a journaled member is provided at the distal ends of each leg. The undercarriage also includes a control system that is adapted to selectively pivot the first pair of legs to a stowed position and to selectively pivot the second pair of legs to a stowed position. The control system is further adapted to selectively lengthen or shorten the legs to adjust the height of the support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: NeoMedTek
    Inventors: Jason M. O'Krangley, David M. Kruithoff
  • Publication number: 20040108688
    Abstract: A stretcher carrier is provided for transporting and stabilizing sick and injured patients. The carrier can be quickly converted between a folded, storage configuration and operational configurations. The carrier includes a folding foot prop and a foot prop locking and release mechanism for changing the position of the foot prop. The carrier may also include conventional bicycle-type wheels or special all-terrain wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventor: David A. Holmes
  • Patent number: 6575491
    Abstract: Described is a collapsible cart for transporting items from a first surface to a raised surface. The collapsible cart comprises a platform, for carrying items thereon, wherein the platform comprises a front edge and a back edge. A collapsible front leg is attached to the platform. The collapsible front leg comprises an front upper leg and a front lower leg. Connected to the front upper leg and to the front lower leg is a spring biased to rotate the front lower leg towards an extended position relative to the front upper leg. A front release mechanism persuades the collapsible front legs to be withdrawn towards the platform. A collapsible rear leg is also attached to the platform. The collapsible rear leg comprises a rear upper leg, a rear lower leg and a spring connected there between biased to rotate the rear lower leg towards an extended position relative to the rear upper leg. A rear release mechanism allows the collapsible rear leg to be withdrawn towards the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventor: Timothy J. Miller
  • Patent number: 6283496
    Abstract: A collapsible carrier suitable for transporting a load over rugged terrain which includes a support frame assembly formed by at least a pair of spaced apart side frame members located on opposite sides of a longitudinal central axis of the frame. Cross frame members connect the side frame members to define a cargo bed. A pair of wheels located on opposite sides of the cargo bed are each individually supported by support members mounted on a pivot axis which is affixed to opposite sides of the side frame members and displaced laterally outwardly from the side frame members. The wheels are thus pivotable about these axes from a use position, wherein the wheels are parallel to each other, and disposed on opposite sides of the cargo bed to a storage/backpack transport position wherein the wheels are folded over one another and over said cargo bed. The side frame members are formed of collapsible sections that are either telescoped together or pivotally connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventor: Christopher Dickmann
  • Patent number: 6152462
    Abstract: Disclosed is a convertible hand cart for use in storing and transporting equipment. The hand cart ideally employs three independently pivotal linkages. The linkages enable the cart to take in any one of five configurations: a folded orientation; a loading configuration; a hand cart configuration; an inclined table configuration; and an erect table configuration. These configurations allow a user to easily load, transport and utilize equipment upon the table. Also disclosed are the various table top configurations the system can employ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Paul D. Barrett
  • Patent number: 6070899
    Abstract: A self-retracting cart for use in the cargo bay of a sport utility vehicle. When a pair of front wheels are caused to roll on and into the cargo bay by the self-retracting cart for use in the cargo bay of a sport utility vehicle being pushed therein, a push plate is caused to press against the rear edge of the cargo bay and traverse rearwardly causing a pair of arms to traverse rearwardly and cause a pair of spreader brackets to fold which causes a pair of front struts to pivot upwardly against a bottom wall of the basket and retract a pair of intermediate wheels against the pair of side walls of the basket and out of the way and thereby retracting the front wheel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Inventor: Roberto Gines
  • Patent number: 5649718
    Abstract: A wheeled utility cart includes a rigid rectangular basket component formed of molded plastic or a wire basket weave configuration. The wheels are relatively large, to permit use of the cart on rough, soft, and/or uneven surfaces, unlike the conventional small diameter casters provided on shopping carts. The wheels support the cart at a convenient height and the front and rear wheels are independently and automatically retractable, to permit the cart to be inserted into the back of a motor vehicle, such as a van, station wagon, or sport utility vehicle having a back door or gate. Lockable brakes are also provided for at least the rear wheels, to prevent the cart from rolling on a slope. The brake operation is by means of a high mounted lever, to preclude operation or disengagement by small children. A track is provided beneath the cart, which engages a mating track installed in the rear floor of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Inventor: Valerie Defede Groglio
  • Patent number: 5056804
    Abstract: A device that folds flat and compact for storage opens to a folding lounge chair with an adjustable angle backrest. The device includes a backrest frame and a seat frame across which is stretched a fabric web to support an occupant. The two frames are joined at one end by an adjustable angle hinge. At a second end of the backrest frame is a handle. At a second end of the seat frame is a pair of wheels on an axle suspended below the seat. Folding U-shape support members can be extended transverse to the frame to hold the chair above a supporting surface. The frames can be opened to lie in a common plane and the chair turned over to form a rolling cart with one or more support members extended to hold items for transporting with the wheels down, the handle up and what had been the under surface of the fabric web now serving as the upper surface to support items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Inventors: Beverly C. Wilson, Kenneth L. Wilson