Transverse Axis Patents (Class 280/641)
  • Patent number: 11124215
    Abstract: A folding shopping cart with a stable structure comprising a shopping cart basket, sliding wheels and a cart frame; the shopping cart basket comprises a front plate, a back plate and a bottom plate, wherein one end of the bottom plate is hinged to the bottom end of the front plate, and the other end of the bottom plate is hinged to the bottom end of the back plate; a stop strip is arranged between the side edges of the front plate and the back plate, wherein one end of the stop strip is hinged to the front plate, and the other end of the stop strip is hinged to the back plate; the sliding wheel comprises a front wheel shaft assembly and a rear wheel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Ziying Wu
  • Patent number: 11110946
    Abstract: The handcart has a pair of larger wheels at the back of the load-carrying platform and a rear axle located above the plane of at least the forward portion of the platform. Smaller caster wheels are mounted on the lower portions of the super structure of the cart. The caster wheels extend longitudinally forward from the forward corners of the platform. The lower portions of the super structure and the caster wheel are attached to the platform by gusset plates or arms. The gusset plates or arms may be welded to the platform and the lower portions at an acute angle relative to the upper surface of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Frank Salvucci, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10921052
    Abstract: An elevation device for a refrigerator drawer includes a lower frame, an upper frame, and a lifting assembly. The lifting assembly includes: a pair of first rods having a first end rotatably coupled to the lower frame and a second end that translates along the upper frame; and a pair of second rods having a first end rotatably coupled to the upper frame and a second end that translates along the lower frame. The second rod is rotatably coupled to and crosses the first rod. The first or second rod is connected to a driving device via the first end of the first or second rod, with the driving device disposed outside the upper frame and the lower frame. The first and second rods are configured to, based on power from the driving device, rotate about their respective first ends to elevate the upper frame relative to the lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Kwanghyun Choi
  • Patent number: 10858022
    Abstract: Wheeled transport carts are described which are configured for transporting drain cleaning equipment such as drain cleaning machines and drain cleaning cable. The carts include engagement provisions that enable a drain cleaning machine to be affixed to the cart and preclude unintended separation from the cart during use or transport. The engagement provisions also enable the drain cleaning machine to be quickly and easily separated from the cart. Also described are methods of transporting such equipment using the carts. In addition, systems of the cart(s) with various equipment are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ridge Tool Company
    Inventors: Glen R. Chartier, Robert Skrjanc, Scott Kruepke, Harald Krondorfer, Katherine Hall
  • Patent number: 10773767
    Abstract: A folding drive mechanism of a folding scooter is provided between a front frame (110) and a rear frame (120) of the folding scooter, and the front frame (110) and the rear frame (120) are pivoted. The folding drive mechanism (130) comprises a drive rod (1) and a pull rod (2), wherein the drive rod (1) is pivoted on the rear frame (120) via a middle shaft (120a), one end of the pull rod (2) is pivoted on the front frame (110), the other end of the pull rod (2) is connected to the drive rod (1) to drive the drive rod (1), enabling the drive rod (1) to swing to drive the pull rod (2) so that the front frame (110) is driven to rotate and fold relative to the rear frame (120). The folding scooter is fast to fold, and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Zhao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10717454
    Abstract: A bakery cart includes a frame and a top cover. The frame includes corner supports, base rails, shelf ledges and hinged beams. The top cover swings from a cover position to a stow position, and frame moves from an expanded position to a collapsed position to reduce the frame width. Advantageously, the bakery cart is a reliable, lightweight, collapsible cart with a simple, inexpensive construction for holding shelves with food products in the expanded position and compact storage in the collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Maria Alvarez
  • Patent number: 10710622
    Abstract: A hand truck includes a frame, a handle attached to a rear side of the frame, a platform extending from a front side of the frame, a plurality of feet attached to an underside of the platform, at least one support member attached to the front side of the frame, and an axle supporting a plurality of wheels, wherein the axle is attached to the frame. The hand truck may include a standing configuration and a mobile configuration. In the standing configuration, the plurality of wheels and at least one of the plurality of feet contact a ground surface to support the hand truck such that the platform is arranged at an oblique angle with respect to the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: William Joshua McDonald, Christopher Todd Herndon
  • Patent number: 10696314
    Abstract: A foldable or collapsible cart can be oriented in several different configurations to accommodate different loads and transport requirements. In one configuration, the cart may be folded for direct load the back of a vehicle. In another configuration, the cart can operate in lowboy or dolly mode. In another configuration the cart may be used as a hand truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Invententional Products, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Camarco, Jonathan Albert, Sudhir Kumar, Jason Zerweck, Seth GaleWyrick
  • Patent number: 10577003
    Abstract: A front-folding golf cart may include a main rod, a handle, and a front wheel assembly rotatably attached to an end of the main rod. The rotation of the front wheel assembly, from an extended to retracted position, may occur in a forward-and-upward direction. The front wheel assembly may include a front wheel fork having a front wheel mounted thereto, a support chassis extending from the end of the main rod to a connecting portion of the front wheel fork, and a locking mechanism positioned therebetween at the connecting portion. The front wheel fork may fixedly attach to the support chassis, while the connection between the main rod and the supporting chassis may be capable of adjusting in situ. A lower bracket may attach to the support chassis. The front-folding golf cart may further include two rear wheels respectively connected to the main rod through two foldable rear wheel frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Jonathan Wang
  • Patent number: 10492604
    Abstract: A cart for moving product over a floor surface includes a folding frame assembly having a first shelf support member and a second shelf support member pivotable with respect to the first shelf support member. A shelf is pivotable with respect to the first shelf support member and supportable by the second shelf support member. The second shelf support member and the shelf are movable between a first operable position and a second stored position. The second shelf support member and shelf are both rotatable relative to the first shelf support member when moving from the first operable position to the second stored position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Arturo Gonzalez, Steven M. Kessell
  • Patent number: 10271647
    Abstract: A work chair includes a chair body, a plurality of wheel sets mounted at the bottom side of the chair body, a seat cushion mounted at the top side of the peripheral wall of the chair body, two guide rails mounted at the chair body at one lateral side each defining a longitudinal sliding slot and locating notch in communication with the sliding slot, a tray, a pivot bolt pivotally connecting the tray to the sliding slots of the rail for allowing the tray to be moved along the sliding slots of the guide rails and having an engagement portion for selectively engaging in one locating notch of each guide rail to hold the tray positively at the selected elevational position for carrying tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HIEVER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tony Huang
  • Patent number: 10112634
    Abstract: A collapsible shopping cart including a collapsible wheeled chassis and a cargo basket mounted thereto. The chassis has a pair of right and left side front and rear beams pivotably attached to a cargo basket floor panel which, in turn, is surrounded with a pair of longitudinal side wall panels, a front wall panel, and a rear panel hingedly attached on a bottom to the floor panel. Each of the front beams extend rearwardly beyond the rear panel and has a distal handle. The rear beams extend forwardly and attach at one end to a rear axle and at the other end to the floor panel. Each longitudinal side wall panel and the floor panel have extension portions extending beyond the rear panel. A maneuvering wheel is disposed on a distal end of the floor panel extension portion floor panel to roll the shopping cart into a vehicle's cargo area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Angela Davydov
  • Patent number: 9918561
    Abstract: A child support device including a folding frame having front legs and rear legs, and a hub pivotally coupling upper ends of the front and rear legs to move between a folded configuration and an unfolded configuration. The hub includes a first coupling element. The device further includes a support component having a second coupling element releasably engageable with the first coupling element, for detachably mounting the support component to the frame. The support component is optionally a dual-mode support, usable in a first mode of use mounted to the frame, and in a second mode of use independent of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Perrin, Stephen R. Burns, Chaitanya Tadipatri, Poon Yuk Tong
  • Patent number: 9731740
    Abstract: Embodiments include a foldable cart and methods of folding a cart for loading into a vehicle. In an illustrative embodiment, the leading legs are foldable from a use position to a collapsed position. To facilitate folding of the leading legs, the cart includes a leading leg folding system having: i) a release mechanism, ii) one or more leading leg supports to transfer motion from the release mechanism to the leading legs, and iii) an actuation system including an actuator wheel to initiate release of the release mechanism. The actuation system provides automatic release and folding of the leading legs during loading into the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: API GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Brad Chafin
  • Patent number: 9655569
    Abstract: A medical imaging device includes a gripping module having at least a first holding grip and a second holding grip. The first holding grip and the second holding grip are configured for holding by a patient during an image recording. A control unit is arranged on the medical imaging device. The control unit is configured to control an automatic movement of the holding grips. As a result, manual operation of the holding grips by medical operators may be avoided, thereby simplifying and accelerating the process of recording images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Hesl, Jürgen Plannerer
  • Patent number: 9514486
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for purchasing contents of a virtual shopping cart are disclosed herein. Automatic checkout settings are received from a user, the automatic checkout settings including an automatic checkout time and specifying item substitution behavior. The user adds a first item to the virtual shopping cart associated with the user. In response to the item substitution behavior authorizing substitution of items in the virtual shopping cart, determining availability of a substitute item that qualifies as a substitute for the first item. Removing the first item from the virtual shopping cart and adding the substitute item to the virtual shopping cart based on the availability of the substitute item. Automatically purchasing the contents of the virtual shopping cart at the automatic checkout time and in accordance with the remaining automatic checkout settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Srinivasan Raman
  • Patent number: 9221486
    Abstract: A collapsible or foldable cart, shopping cart, utility cart or supermarket cart. The cart includes: a basket mounted on top of a plurality of wheels; and a bridge element to engage with an edge of a vehicular trunk. The bridge element is connected at a point located between the basket and the wheels. The bridge element is moveable on one or more fixed rails that are connected within the cart underneath the basket substantially in parallel to an axis of the basket. The rails are an integral part of the cart and are not fixedly attached to the vehicular trunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Ami Amos Fine
  • Patent number: 9186736
    Abstract: A stand for a table saw including a table assembly and a base assembly secured under the table assembly is provided. The stand includes a leg and handle unit including two parallel leg elements, two handles at one ends of the leg elements respectively, two side rails each having one end connected to both the handle and the leg element, and a U-shaped support element at the other ends of the leg elements, vertical metal tubes each provided at an end of the side rail joining both the handle and the leg element, top of each metal tube is secured to a bottom of the table assembly; a U-shaped, tubular upper support pivotably secured to the side rail, the upper support including two opposite lateral projections; and a leg unit including two parallel leg members, and two wheels rotatably mounted at one ends of the leg members respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Chin Chang
  • Patent number: 9150234
    Abstract: A tote transport assembly that includes a base, a handle, a partition, and a lid. The base includes a plurality of wheels that facilitate vertical or tipped transportation of the ice cart through an environment. The base and the partition and the partition and the lid are shaped to facilitate a stacked and secure cooperation of multiple containers, totes, or buckets with the cart assembly. The partition and the lid movably cooperate with the handle to facilitate secure and sanitary cooperation of the containers with the cart assembly as well as convenient and expedient filling and emptying of the discrete containers. The stacked orientation of the multiple containers and alternate transport modalities provide a compact assembly for conveniently transporting loaded or unloaded containers throughout even tight quartered environments and in a manner that reduces the effort associated with such activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: San Jamar, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Beaver, Bernie Ziebart, Orlando Ochoa, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9126614
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shopping cart of the types used by shoppers in supermarkets and/or self-service stores or shops and of the types stored by being horizontally fitted into one another, which has several improved maneuverability and handling features and which basically comprises a basket (1) formed by a bottom (2) and four vertical side faces, one of which is a vertically swingable face (3) for the purpose of facilitating the horizontal fitting of another cart, a frame fixed to the bottom (2) of the basket (1) comprising four legs (6), each of which in turn comprises at least one wheel (7), and a perimetral handle (5) extending along the entire perimeter of the upper edge of the basket (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ARAVEN, S.L.
    Inventors: Victor Julián Lorenzo Rodriguez, Laura Manzanares Fernandez, María Martinez Hansen, Eric Modrego Cortés, Francisco Javier Aznar Peligero, Javier Layus Torijano, Elena Esteban Guallar, Blanca Savirón Cornudella, Isabel Gimeno Verdejo
  • Patent number: 9102343
    Abstract: An electric cart apparatus includes a basket in which objects are to be held. A plurality of front and rear legs is erected downward from the basket. First ends of oblique links are coupled with the basket. Second ends of the oblique links are coupled with lower sections of the front legs. Each of the oblique links is divided into an upper link and a lower link. The lower link has a sliding slot which extends in a lengthwise direction. The upper link has a link engagement portion which is to move along the sliding slot. First ends of auxiliary links are coupled with link coupling portions of the oblique links. Second ends of the auxiliary links are coupled with central portions of the rear legs. Wheels are coupled with lower ends of the front and rear legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Seong Hoon Lee
  • Publication number: 20150115667
    Abstract: A foldable bearing structure includes a set of coplanar wheels and a folding device including a set of lower arms; at least a rear upper arm; an antiparallelogram deformable in a vertical plane, the antiparallelogram including two crossed segments; at least a first sidebar located in the vertical plane; the antiparallelogram deformed by folding between a first position, corresponding to an unfolded of the structure and a second position corresponding to a folded position, the transition from the first position to the second position reducing the wheelbase of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick Herbault
  • Patent number: 8979115
    Abstract: The shopping cart has a foot pedal mechanism to adjust the height of the shopping basket to accommodate different sized users and can lower the cart height automatically with just the push of a button. The shopping basket includes separate detachable smaller bags used for bringing in items from the car. The cart is also designed to be fully collapsible to a height of only six inches and can be easily loaded into the rear trunk space of a car or SUV. The entire basket is also both collapsible and expandable in size and can also be detached from the cart easily and includes at least two carrying handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Brett Baron
  • Publication number: 20150061263
    Abstract: A folding mechanism of vehicle includes a pivot unit having a stationary gear, a chassis unit having a frame pivotally connected with the pivot unit, a swivelable unit pivotally connected with the chassis unit and fixedly connected with a driven gear, and a rack engaged with the stationary gear of the pivot unit and the driven gear of the swivelable unit. When the chassis unit is pivotally folded relative to the pivot unit, the rack is moved to drive the driven gear to rotate, such that the swivelable unit swings relative to the chassis unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Ming-Chuan CHENG
  • Publication number: 20150035257
    Abstract: A scooter (10) is provided comprising a deck portion (12) mounted on a pair of front wheels (14); at least one tail portion (16) foldably coupled to the deck portion (12) and being narrower than the deck portion (12) and mounted on at least one rear wheel (18) thereby providing the deck portion (12) with stability. The scooter (10) further includes a steering post (20) coupled to the front wheels (14) and being foldable with respect to the deck portion (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Amir Zaid, Benny Shimon
  • Publication number: 20150028568
    Abstract: A cart that combines the utilities of a conventional three-wheeled pushcart and golf bag into a single piece of equipment. The cart comprises a collapsible three wheeled configuration and push bar. These collapsible mechanisms enable the cart to be transformed into two positions: folded or extended. The cart is also equipped with 14 individual slots (pipes) for holding a standard set of golf clubs. Two tool belts are also attached to each side of the cart for personal storage. In an extended position, the cart is designed to be used for walking as one would when using a “pushcart and bag combination”. In a folded position, the cart can be mounted securely onto the back of a motorized cart for riding, similar to a conventional golf bag. This compact folded position is also intended for the purpose and convenience of storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Thinh Quang Tran
  • Publication number: 20140369801
    Abstract: A four-wheel shopping cart includes a substantially rectangular base surrounded by vertical side, front and rear walls to form an open-topped, cargo basket. The front wall opens fully to provide access to the cargo area, while the rear wall is shorter than the others to allow easy access from behind while shopping. A transverse axle mounted below the rear wall supports hinged legs that fold upwards alongside the side walls so the cart can be placed conveniently into a vehicle for transportation. The legs unfold and lock to support the cart on castors for shopping, and may include height adjustment means for lowering the basket to a comfortable level for usage and for raising it to place it into the shopper's vehicle. A pair of small, adjustable wheels mounted on opposite front corners of the base pivot partially to facilitate maneuvering the cart within the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Brenda Jo Beauchamp, Kenneth Roy Hill
  • 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: 20140252749
    Abstract: A front wheel arrangement on a bicycle trailer is provided. The connecting hook is arranged to be rotated on the connecting axis that comprises a locking arrangement for locking the front wheel in an in-use position and in a rest position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Wesley Justin Fleming, Matthew Stengler, Daniel William Britton, Garner Elliot Meszaros, Roberto Berritta, Martin John Behling II, David Anderson
  • Patent number: 8820774
    Abstract: A foldable cart is described. The cart may be collapsed for transport in the bed of a pickup truck to a jobsite. Upon reaching the jobsite, the cart is removed from the pickup truck, unfolded and used to transport construction materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Mike Schonhardt
  • Patent number: 8820776
    Abstract: A folding golf cart, including a bottom frame, the pillar, the handle, the front wheel and the rear wheel, the rear-wheel carrier, the folding connecting rod, the support rod, the connecting rod and the sliding seat. The bottom end of the pillar is connected to the back-end part of the bottom frame. The bottom of the handle is designed with a connector whose one end is connected to the near-top part of the pillar and the other to one end of the folding connecting rod. The other end of the folding connecting rod is hinged to the back end of the bottom frame, the front ends of both the rear-wheel carriers are connected on both sides of the sliding seat and the two sides of the support rod are hinged to the pillar and the rear-wheel carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Wang
  • Patent number: 8777243
    Abstract: A front wheel direction adjustment device for a golf cart having a front wheel includes an axle, an adjustment shaft assembly, and a rotating shaft assembly. The axle is mounted on the front wheel. The adjustment shaft assembly is coupled to the first portion of the axle. The rotating shaft assembly is coupled to the second portion of the axle, wherein the adjustment shaft assembly comprises a first supporting tube, a first sleeve, a first adjustment member, and a locking bolt, wherein the first supporting tube has two elongated locking slots spacedly and longitudinally forming at two sides of a lower end of the supporting tube respectively, wherein the first supporting tube is partially and securely received in the first sleeve, wherein the rotating shaft assembly comprises a second supporting tube, a second sleeve, and a blocking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Dongguan Sunforce Plastics & Electrical Appliances Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Siu Fung Ho
  • Publication number: 20140151982
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle with a folding system, and is applicable to the field of foldable scooter-type vehicles. The vehicle comprises a chassis (1) able to support a user and a steering assembly (2, 3, 4) comprising at least one steering column (2), the vehicle being able to assume a usage configuration and a folded configuration. The chassis is connected to the steering assembly around at least one pivot axis (6), and has a first support (1a) intended to support the user that extends towards the steering assembly in a front portion beyond the pivot axis, so that pressing on the front portion makes it possible to go from the usage configuration to the folded configuration by pivoting around the pivot axis. The vehicle comprises also an unlocking means (7) able to cooperate with the steering assembly (2, 3, 4) to lock or unlock the pivoting, the unlocking means (7) being arranged at the front portion of the support part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Decathlon
    Inventor: Patrick Ferret
  • Publication number: 20140001734
    Abstract: A folding golf cart, including a bottom frame, the pillar, the handle, the front wheel and the rear wheel, the rear-wheel carrier, the folding connecting rod, the support rod, the connecting rod and the sliding seat. The bottom end of the pillar is connected to the back-end part of the bottom frame. The bottom of the handle is designed with a connector whose one end is connected to the near-top part of the pillar and the other to one end of the folding connecting rod. The other end of the folding connecting rod is hinged to the back end of the bottom frame, the front ends of both the rear-wheel carriers are connected on both sides of the sliding seat and the two sides of the support rod are hinged to the pillar and the rear-wheel carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Wang
  • Patent number: 8540273
    Abstract: A shopping cart which can be completely loaded inside a vehicle trunk and unloaded in the same way, without taking objects out of the basket at any time, is disclosed. The main purpose of this design is to facilitate the transport of groceries or other objects from a store to a vehicle and later to a final destination (e.g., pantry). The main parts of the invention comprises a basket with four or more wheels which are located on a structure with foldable legs, and a sliding support system that makes a track for the basket so it can slide completely inside vehicle trunks. This sliding system permits the cart structure and its legs to go inside a vehicle trunk, under the basket with groceries or any other objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Gleid Elaine Dobrachinski
  • Publication number: 20130234418
    Abstract: A collapsible golf bag cart with improved folding mechanism (10) is provided for converting between an expanded mode (14) for use on a golf course and a compact mode (16) for storage. A pivot joint subsystem (26) includes a rotating reciprocal gear assembly (120). The cart (10) is characterized by having equal length base struts (34), torso struts (32) and leg struts (70). Handle grips (138) are mounted on grip pivots (140) so as to be lockable in multiple vertical orientations for the user to adjust for optimally controlling the cart (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Michael J. Deden
  • Patent number: 8517398
    Abstract: A luggage assembly is provided. The assembly includes a luggage component and a support assembly for use with the luggage component. The support assembly includes a support frame configured for extending from the luggage component between a first position and a second position extended from the luggage component and defining a support area therebetween for supporting additional luggage components and a pivotable device carried by the support frame and extending between spaced-apart wheel assemblies of the luggage component and configured for allowing pivotable movement of the luggage component about the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Bellman Ventures
    Inventor: Stancil Wilson
  • Patent number: 8448956
    Abstract: This saw stand is a mobile unit, via a built-in hand truck design which enables the end user to transport common table saws and equipment to the location of the project being undertaken. The unit quickly folds out into a fully supporting work bench for actual use of the saw and/or equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 8448958
    Abstract: A collapsible dolly is movable between an extended use position and a compact storage position. The dolly has a right leg and a left leg that form a supportive A-frame when fully extended. Hinges and sliding components are capable of collapsing the dolly into a collapsed position for storage and/or transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Allied Forward Motion LLC
    Inventors: Nathan L. Price, James T. Jansen
  • Patent number: 8439390
    Abstract: A three-wheeled golf cart having collapsible mechanism to fold the cart down for storage and transport where the three wheels are placed evenly around the compact volume of the collapsed unit and a button-control unit allows for the front wheel to turn 180 degrees so that the front wheel will be turned and rotated to an offset position away from the center line of the main tube frame, resulting in a small and compact size storage and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Ningbo Wentai Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 8336913
    Abstract: A steering device for decreasing a turning radius of a pallet jack is disclosed. The steering device comprises a first portion fixedly connected to the pallet jack between a main wheel and the extensible roller thereof. A second portion pivotally attaches to the first portion. A spring disposed within the first portion urges the second portion to remain in a selected position. A wheel disposes within the second portion. Positioning the pallet jack towards the lowered position, the wheel engages the ground causing the extensible roller to disengage the ground whereupon the main wheel and the wheel define a second turning radius which is lesser than the first turning radius. Upon the wheel contacting a lower cross member of a pallet, the second portion is urged against the biasing force of the spring to pivot relatively upwards and over the lower cross member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Grand Steer Inc.
    Inventors: Allen C. Aaseby, Fred O. Hartmann
  • Patent number: 8322746
    Abstract: A cart includes a first structural member and a second structural member. The first structural member has a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The second structural member has a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. A pivot pivotally connects the first portions of the first and second structural members. A force generator applies a force between the third portions of the first and second structural members. The force generator causes the first and second members to pivot toward each other. A first connector connects the first structural member to a load and a second connector connects the second structural member to the load. In this manner, the pivoting of the first and second structural members toward each other applies a lifting motion at the first and second structural members that is transferred by the first and second connectors to the load. One or more wheels may be provided to support the first and second structural members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Michael A. Bosveld
  • Patent number: 8317219
    Abstract: A rolling cart for transporting items commonly used at outdoor gatherings in a secure and convenient manner. The cart comprises a frame having two or more tires 20, an open-ended bag connected to the frame, and a strap that holds one or more items of equipment against the frame. The strap is positioned near the open end of the bag and is used to cinch equipment that extends outside the bag against the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Robert S Bruce
  • Publication number: 20120256397
    Abstract: A baby stroller for transporting an infant at speeds faster than normal walking is disclosed. This baby stroller can be folded to make it easier to stow and transport. The folding mechanism, a unique feature of the design is directed toward compactness, ease of use, reliability, and reduction in manufacturing costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: BABY JOGGER LLC
    Inventors: Martin E. Valdez, James Blubaugh
  • Patent number: 8172256
    Abstract: The present invention includes a cart which includes: a chassis connected to a plurality of wheels; a basket mounted on the chassis and adapted to store one or more items therein; and a bridge element which is formed as an integral part of the cart and is adapted to fit onto an edge of a vehicular trunk, wherein the bridge element of the cart is at an area of the cart located between the basket and the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Ami Amos Fine
  • Patent number: 8083253
    Abstract: A folding shopping cart assembly having a basket with a bottom surface and side walls. A plurality of rollers are coupled to the basket. A framework is provided for supporting the basket at an elevated height. The basket is capable of moving on rollers relative the framework between a retracted position, where most of the rollers are in contact with the framework, and a cantilevered position, where most of the rollers are not in contact with the framework. Wheels are coupled to the framework so that the framework and the basket can be rolled together as a cart. The framework can be rotated about the basket to a stowed position that enables the cart assembly to be placed in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Jill Butler
  • Patent number: 8075016
    Abstract: An improved shopping cart having retractable legs is provided that allows the cart to be loaded into a vehicle while contents remain in the shopping cart basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Brian Silberberg
  • Patent number: 7988120
    Abstract: A foldable stand for supporting a machine can be folded or extended between a collapsed position, an extended supporting position, and a hand carrying position. The foldable stand includes a platform formed by two bearing bars that define a bearing surface for supporting a machine. Two support units are pivotally connected to the bearing bars and can be pivoted, and selectively locked, between a collapsed position, an extended supporting position, and a hand carrying position. The selective locking is achieved by the selective engagement of positioning devices with locating grooves formed on the foldable stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Chin Hsu
  • Publication number: 20110121544
    Abstract: A trailer convertible between an in-use configuration and a storage configuration is provide with a fixed draw bar (4) extending to the full length of the trailer. A transverse cross-member (6) being pivotally connected to the drawbar (4). At least two foldable floor panel are mounted onto the drawbar (4). Each floor panel has a side panel fixed to its outside edge The floor panels are folded to an essentially vertical position and the transverse cross-member (6) rotated through about 90° to be aligned substantially parallel with the drawbar (4). A front and rear end panel are replaceably mounted onto the trailer. When converting the trailer from the in-use configuration to the storage configuration, the front and rear end panels are removed. The trailer being provided with wheel assemblies (20) pivotally mounted to the cross-member (6) and being rotatable through 90° when folding the trailer into the storage position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Pearce
  • Patent number: 7909353
    Abstract: A stroller frame has a front, a back, and a ready for use configuration. The stroller frame includes a spine having a forward end, a rear end, an underside, and a top side. The spine is positioned generally along a center lengthwise axis of the stroller frame with the forward end coinciding with the front of the stroller frame and the rear end elevated above the forward end and coinciding with the back of the stroller frame. A pair of rear legs each has a proximal end coupled to the spine and a distal end located below, laterally outward, and rearward of the respective proximal end. The proximal ends are laterally spaced apart from one another. A pair of support arms each has a proximal end coupled to the spine. Each support arm has a distal end portion located above, laterally outward, and forward of the respective proximal end. A seat is frame coupled to the stroller frame and positioned on the top side of the spine. The stroller can be collapsible in three dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Nolan, Michael A. Dotsey