One- Or Two-wheeled Cart Patents (Class 280/645)
  • Patent number: 10568400
    Abstract: A luggage article comprising a body including a top face, a bottom face, an a plurality of side faces. A first pair of wheels is disposed at the bottom face of the body. A handle has a first operative orientation wherein the handle is disposed within the body and a second operative orientation wherein the handle extracted from the body. A central wheel is functionally associated with the handle, such that in the first operative orientation of the handle, the central wheel is retracted and disposed in or adjacent a face of the body, and in the second operative orientation the central wheel is extracted and extends outwardly from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ALL BOND LTD
    Inventors: Dov Shechter, Ehud Pasternak, Avi Skovlevitz
  • Patent number: 9993718
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for carrying a user including a board for supporting the user, a ground-contacting member coupled with the board, a motorized drive assembly coupled with the ground-contacting member and one or more sensors coupled with the drive assembly. In operation, the drive assembly adjusts the velocity of the ground-contacting member based on one or more distances of the board from a surface below the board as detected by the sensors. As a result, the system is able to maintain a desired velocity when ascending, descending or traversing uneven ground without the need for excessive and sometimes impossible tilting of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Equalia LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Bigler
  • Patent number: 9827476
    Abstract: An accessory for wheelchairs for playing football as a sport includes a pair of mutually independent mechanisms, symmetrical in respect of a central longitudinal plane, each of which includes an operating bar (3) and a mechanism made up of a hinged quadrangle, formed of an articulated linkage base which forms a fixed part joined to the body of the chair and which houses a pin (5) for the operating bar (3) to rotate; a propulsion body (9) for propelling and retaining a ball, hinged to the fixed part on a hinge pin (91); an operating lever (17) joined to the lower part of the operating bar (3), and able to turn with said bar; and an auxiliary part (18), hinged to the operating lever (17) on a hinging pin (93), and to the mechanism for propelling and retaining the ball on one hinging pin (92).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: ORGANIZACION DE SERVICIOS ORTOPEDICOS TOTALES S.L., FERNANDO GINER GIL
    Inventors: Fernando Giner Gil, José Bernardo Noblejas Granero
  • Patent number: 9221485
    Abstract: A sports cart with a folding tubular frame, a central steering column, a pair of real wheels, a centrally located front wheel, a lower basket member, a secondary holding rack, a handlebar assembly, a front wheel fork assembly, a brake member, a steering column to handlebar assembly folding and locking joint and a steering column telescoping member. The secondary holding rack forms a portion of the folding frame and includes centrally located upper and lower tubes that rotatably retain the central steering column. The lower basket member is attached to the lower portion of the horizontally folding frame. The secondary holding rack includes a folding lower support portion. The front wheel, front wheel fork and the rear wheels are easily detachable and capable of fitting within the lower basket member. A preferred embodiment includes a standard braking assembly engaging the front wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Kaylah Donivan
  • Patent number: 9089197
    Abstract: A cart attachment for a backpack is described which includes a flap coupled to an upper back of a backpack. The cart attachment also includes a pair of hooks and loops strips to engage and disengage the flap. The cart attachment has two positions. In the first position, the flap is opened. In the second position, the flap is securely closed to accommodate a detachable wheeled cart. A second cart attachment may also be provided on a bottom portion of the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: PECOWARE COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Alan Sugano
  • 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: 8919548
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system and methods to manufacture golf bags are generally described herein. Other embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. McGuire, Kim K. Chau, Ruben E. Whitten, Alex Cowan
  • 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: 8757645
    Abstract: A height adjustment device, which includes a base, which connects to a main bar of a golf cart, and a sliding block which connects to a handle of the golf cart. There are two parallel arc oriented plates formed on each side of the base, and sliding block on both sides of the location near the opening matching with the corresponding slide guide plate. Movement of the sliding block along the base of the curved guide plate adjusts the angle and position between the sliding block and base. Furthermore, the movement can adjust the angle and position of the handle and the main bar and the overall height of the device. The device is simple, suitable for different groups of people, and may adjust handle height at any time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Hwan Wang
  • Patent number: 8733766
    Abstract: Devices and methods for convertibly changing the means and carrying capacity of a pedestrian are provided. Specifically the present disclosure comprises a backpack capable of being converted into a wheelbarrow for the purpose of transporting increased loads in emergency or varying conditions. The device may include a frame and satchel whereby a series of components are fastened to the frame in order provide for implements such as handles and rolling wheels for transportation of increased loads. The components of the system may include, for example, a frame, a satchel, handles, a wheel, and an axle. When assembled to convert the pack to a wheelbarrow configuration, the device may increase the safe carrying capacity of a pedestrian from 50-100 lbs. to 200-300 lbs. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy R. Nieman
  • Patent number: 8727114
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system and methods to manufacture golf bags are generally described herein. Other embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. McGuire, John H. Loudenslager, Kim K. Chau, Ruben E. Whitten, Christopher E. Kalck, Alex Cowan
  • Patent number: 8678329
    Abstract: A device for transporting a ladder has first and second frame positions, the lower ends of which are pivotally mounted on an axle that also mounts a wheel for rolling along the ground. The upper ends of the frame portions are moveable toward and away from each other allowing the device to collapse for storage. A hook is mounted on the upper end of each of the frame portions for attachment to adjacent rungs of the ladder. A strap connects the upper ends of the frame portion to prevent them from separating from each other beyond a given distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas G. Bryant, Sr., Angel M. Feliciano, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8544871
    Abstract: A three-fold three-wheel golf bag cart folding device includes a main shaft, a rear wheel set, a link mechanism, a lower cart frame, a front wheel set and an upper cart frame, and the upper cart frame can be pulled and rear wheels can be driven by the link mechanism to fold or unfold, such that the golf bag cart can be folded into a flat shape by a simple and easy operation to achieve the effects of reducing the storage space and facilitating users to carry and transport the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Unique Product & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon Liao
  • 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: 8316837
    Abstract: A gas grill base is pivotally attached at a first end to a folding stand with three pivoting U-shaped supports and a center pivot. Two of the supports rest on the ground on casters or wheels. The third support slides and locks within L-shaped slots below the second end of the gas grill base held horizontally for cooking. Alternately built-in gas jets or an inserted charcoal tray are used to cook. The supports pivot together and stand vertically on the castors. The gas grill base pivots down parallel to the supports so that all are vertical for storage and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Karo Malumyan
  • Patent number: 8146740
    Abstract: A hook handle assembly is disclosed to include a mount, which has a first mounting portion affixed to a golf bag and a second mounting portion with positioning grooves protruded from the first mounting portion, a handlebar pivoted to the second mounting portion of the mount and positionable in the positioning grooves of the mount, and a hook grip, which has a mounting block pivoted to one end of handlebar remote from the mount, a hook-like grip body extended from the mounting block for grasping by the user or hooking on a handrail or support, and an adjustable fastener for securing the hook grip in place after hooking of the hook-like grip body on a handrail or support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Fu-Hsing Tan
  • Patent number: 7997595
    Abstract: A wheeled and collapsible disc golf caddy system to facilitate the pleasure of playing a game of disc golf. The system comprises an elongated frame member mounting a handle at one end thereof for towing the system behind the user thereof. Intermediate the frame member is a pair of collapsible wheels for easy transportation. The remote end of the frame member mounts a pivotal rim for removably receiving a drink containing chest that can be removably secured to the frame member by means such as VELCRO fastening members. Additionally, the system includes a housing, preferably U-shaped, mounted to the frame member and containing plural shelves for storing a variety of discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel Lee Pope
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7694831
    Abstract: The present invention is a motorcycle wheel holder with the capability of holding four motorcycle wheels simultaneously. The holder is capable of being rolled around and folds into a closed configuration by rotating two arms into its main frame. The arms are lockable in the deployed or stored configuration via actuation of locking pins. The unique geometry of the invention allows it to be oriented vertically or horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Pit Bull Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Van Valkenburgh
  • Patent number: 7494149
    Abstract: A support structure for table machine includes a top frame unit holding a table machine, and a folding mechanism movable between an extended position to support the top frame unit in horizontal and a received position to hold the top frame unit in vertical. The folding mechanism has two first legs and two second legs and two first connecting members respectively pivoted to the top frame unit, and two second connecting members and two third connecting members pivotally coupled between the front legs and the first connecting members such that when the folding mechanism is moved toward the receiving position, the first, second and third connecting members are moved with the second legs toward the first legs smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Durq Machinery Corp.
    Inventors: Chia-Sheng Liu, Chen-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 7422223
    Abstract: This invention is a lumbar-friendly cargo carrier sled that can be used by humans to move cargo across rough or snow covered terrain and is adapted for use in conjunction with skis or wheels. The sled has an adjustable harness that articulates, by pivoting about three points in two planes. The sled frame itself flexes under dynamic loading conditions to absorb shock, and the harness is adjustable in length to transfer the majority of the load more directly onto the pelvic girdle region via a curved hip plate. The overall result is a lumbar—friendly pack sled that has the capability of maximizing the load that can be transported while minimizing the strain upon the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Inventor: David Joseph Silliman
  • Patent number: 7398977
    Abstract: A shopping cart liner is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the shopping cart liner includes a flexible, plastic liner body having a bottom panel and a rear portion, a pair of side portions and a front portion extending from the bottom panel. In some embodiments, at least one liner partition extends from the bottom panel. A method of preventing contaminants on a shopping cart from contacting items placed in the shopping cart is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventor: Diana S. Short
  • Patent number: 7387306
    Abstract: A dolly has a carrying frame (1) provided with a scoop (2) which is coupled to an end of said frame in such a way that it can pivot about a pivoting axis (3). The scoop is movably coupled, by a control mechanism, to two wheel carriers which can be respectively pivoted about a bearing axis extending transversally in relation to the pivoting axis (3) of the scoop and which carry running wheels (4), in such a way that when the scoop is pivoted, the wheel carriers pivot out of a storage position oriented parallel to the carrying frame (1), into a use position which is perpendicular to the frame and in which the wheel carriers are oriented parallel to each other. The dolly is provided with an actuating handle (6) which can be pivoted about an axis parallel to the scoop axis (3) and which is movably coupled to the scoop (2) by a connecting rod (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Woflcraft GmbH
    Inventor: Jürgen Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20070290486
    Abstract: A collapsible barbecue cart includes a stove and a collapsible stand connected to the stove. The collapsible stand can be changed between an extended position and a collapsed position. A socket is secured to the stove. An insert is secured to the collapsible stand. The insert can be inserted in the socket as the collapsible stand is in the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventor: Kiosky Chung
  • Patent number: 7213829
    Abstract: A table saw cart comprised of a framework of a carrier containing multiple lateral and longitudinal frames, a foldable frame and a set of front wheels; those longitudinal frames being movable for adjustment to compromise the size of the individual machine; expansion and elevation brackets adapted to both sides of the carrier providing effective positioning for the work piece by eccentric locking device adapted with a handle, gravity self-locking device, and rotary limiting frame; elevated extension rods on both sides of the front legs of the cart firmly securing the cart when erected; erection of cart being controlled by a pull with three sets of locking pin; and a hidden leg being provided to the front wheels of the cart to lift up the rubber wheels out of the ground when the cart is stretched out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Super Made Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: San Ching Wu
  • Patent number: 7175188
    Abstract: Device for transporting a load comprises a chassis including two longitudinal girders crossing each other so as to form the general shape of an asymmetrical X, the height of the V of the upper portion being equal to N times the height of the V of the lower portion (e.g. N=3). A device for support on the ground is arranged at the lower end of the lower V. while the ends of the legs of the upper V comprise handles. Braces are provided to ensure a parallelism between an axis of a supporting element of the support device, and a straight line connecting the ends of the handles. The load is placed at least partially on a seat formed by two cross members that are arranged on either side of the crossing point of the longitudinal girders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Francois Joncourt
  • Patent number: 7140635
    Abstract: By providing a frame assembly, two wheel holding carriers which are arcuately pivotably mounted to the frame assembly, and a support platform which is also pivotally mounted to the frame assembly and controls the movement of the wheel holding carrier, a small, compact, two wheeled, luggage cart/carrier is achieved which is capable of quickly and easily arcuately pivoting wheel support brackets between two alternate positions, with ease and convenience. In addition, the arcuate pivoting movement of the wheel supporting brackets is automatically achieved simultaneously with movement of the luggage support platform from a stowed position to a deployed, usable position. The support platform is pivotally mounted to the terminating end of the frame assembly for being arcuately pivoted between a first, stowed position and a second, deployed position wherein the support platform is substantially perpendicular to the plane established by the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Franzus Company LLC
    Inventors: Chris Johnson, A. C. McMillan
  • Patent number: 7077421
    Abstract: A table saw cart including a carrier, a foldable frame, and a pair of wheels; a stretcher between wheels; a connection rod between the stretcher and rear legs of the foldable frame. The wheels are raised above the floor by the stretcher to prevent displacement of cart while the machine thereon is operating. Two extension rods extend from the open end of carrier to secure the cart with the wheels. Both rear legs define a handle; and a pull rod and three locking pins control the elevation of the cart to secure the cart in either of a folded positioned or a raised, standing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Super Made Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: San-Ching Wu
  • Patent number: 7040635
    Abstract: A portable wheeled dolly for transporting a receptacle of articles, such as a quantity of baseballs to a practice field, where the dolly comprises a pair of spaced apart, elongated frame members, and a U-shaped handle engaging respective first ends of said frame members. Hingedly positioned along a midpoint of the of the frame members is a pivotal platform which functions as a transporting support surface for the receptacle, or as a seat in a static mode. A pair of wheels are provided in proximity to the second ends of the frame members, where the wheels are vertically spaced from the second ends to avoid ground contact in the static mode, but in rolling contact in the transporting mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventor: Bradford D. Remole
  • Patent number: 7032921
    Abstract: A cart may include a compartment to retain equipment or items. A first pair of handles may be extendable from a one end of the compartment and a second pair of handles may be extendable from another end of the compartment. The first and second pairs of handles may permit the cart to be simultaneously pushed and pulled. A pair of wheels may each be removably mounted to an axle on each side of the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Inventor: Jessee Jackson Swanner
  • Patent number: 7014020
    Abstract: A folding travel bag with a cart, which can be used not only as an ordinary travel bag but also as a cart. The folding travel bag includes: a box-shaped travel bag body having a pair of wheels on the bottom face of the body closer to the back: a folding plate having two flat plates connected so that they can be freely folded and borne perpendicularly to the body surface and so that one end of the flat plates is hinged to the lower position on the surface side of the body; a pair of wheels disposed at the leading end portion of said folding plate; and support member extending obliquely upward of the two sides of the body from the two sides of the folding plate. Both the paired wheels on the leading end portion of the folding plate and the paired wheels on the body bottom face are arranged on the floor to bear the body, when the folding plate is folded and brought closer to the side of the body surface or when the folding plate is extended perpendicularly to the body surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Tamura
  • Patent number: 6979019
    Abstract: Disclosed is a combined golf bag and golf cart. A support mechanism thereof comprises a lower support tube, an abutment tube, two link arms, a lower coupling tube, an upper support tube, a sliding tube, an upper coupling tube, and a retractable handle assembly. A pressing of a push button by a finger of one hand grasping a handle will unlock a wheel assembly for extending wheels outwardly prior to transporting along a playing field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Ramiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwei-Pao Chen
  • Patent number: 6910475
    Abstract: The present invention provides a barbecue grill cart assembly comprising a barbecue grill assembly having a cooking chamber and a frame assembly. The grill cart assembly further comprises a cart assembly having a first leg assembly and a second leg assembly pivotally connected to an upper frame member. The cart assembly also has a lower frame member pivotally connected to the first leg assembly wherein the lower frame member has having a securing element. The cart assembly is movable between an erect arrangement and a collapsed arrangement. In the erect arrangement, the securing element engages a portion of the second leg assembly and the first and second leg assemblies are positioned transverse to the upper frame member. To move the cart assembly to the collapsed arrangement, the securing element is disengaged from the second leg assembly and inserted through the second leg assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products, Co.
    Inventors: Leonard George Zelek, Adrian A. Bruno, Mark Johnson, Daniel S. Choi
  • Patent number: 6908087
    Abstract: A mobile load carrier comprises a castor mounting arrangement comprising two or swivellable castors mounted on a first member (7), characterized in that said first member (7) is rotatably attached to a second member or member (5), along a fixed, substantially horizontal axis (6) substantially perpendicular to the primary direction of travel of the mobile load carrier, said second member(s) (7) being attached to, or forming part of, the structure of the mobile load carrier, such that any movement of the castors' swivel axes, relative to the chassis, is synchronous, with movement only being possible via the rotatable attachment of the first member (7) to the second member(s) (5). Preferably the rotation is load dependent with the load dependency optionally being provided by one or more biasing members (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Dynamic Products Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Wintersgill, John Robinson
  • Patent number: 6901783
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a sheet bending brake assembly for securing a work piece. The sheet bending brake assembly includes a clamping member having a lower leg extending therefrom and a pivoting arm pivotally supported by and extending from the clamping member. The pivoting arm defines a clamping area with the lower leg. A base supports the clamping members and provides support to the assembly while moving the pivoting arm between the open position and the clamped position. A guide mechanism reacts between the clamping member and the pivoting arm for moving the pivoting arm between the open position and the clamped position. The guide mechanism has a guide slot with a detent positioned within the guide slot between the first and the second ends for positioning the pivoting arm in an intermediate position to allow for precisely aligning the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: Michael C. Clark
  • Patent number: 6789809
    Abstract: A push cart transferable to a back holder and a chair includes a pair of connecting mounts jointing a bottom frame and a back frame as well an angle adjusting device jointing with an upper frame and the back frame; wherein the angle adjusting device adjusts the rotation angle of the upper frame; the bottom frame displaces and positions vertically or horizontally in a concave slot of the connecting mount; the connecting mounts slide at a limited distance on a left and a right lateral tubes of the back frame so as to fulfill the embodiment of being a push cart, a back holder or a chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Ken Lin
  • Patent number: 6773025
    Abstract: A collapsible trailer preferably includes a lengthwise base frame, a first deck member, a second deck member, an axle, and at least two wheels. The axle is preferably pivotally attached to a bottom of the lengthwise base frame. At least one wheel is pivotally retained on each end of the axle. A length of the first deck is pivotally attached to a length of the second deck with a continuous hinge or the like. Each end of the continuous hinge is retained by the lengthwise base frame. A first side rail is attachable to the first deck and a second side rail is attachable to the second deck. A hitch handle extends from one end of the lengthwise base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: Jamie B. Zelm
  • Publication number: 20040144606
    Abstract: A foldable wheeled traveling case assembly includes a soft traveling case and a base formed from a rear wheel support and a front leg member. The leg member is fixedly connected to a lower front side of a rigid bottom plate of the traveling case and includes two rearward extended horizontal bars for detachably connecting to two connecting brackets mounted to a front side of the wheel support. When the bottom plate is turned to an extended position, the horizontal bars and the connecting brackets are firmly joined for the base to support the traveling case; and when the horizontal bars are disengaged from the connecting brackets, the bottom plate may be turned upward to bear against the traveling case and thereby reduces an overall volume of the wheeled traveling case assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Angela W. Han
  • Publication number: 20040100070
    Abstract: The invention provides a device for carrying a golf bag, comprising a frame with a frame bar extending in longitudinal direction along the golf bag, supporting elements attached to the frame or forming an integral part thereof for directly supporting the bag, and detachable fixing means for fixing the golf bag in position against at least a part of said supporting elements, wherein the supporting elements are interconnected by means of a subframe extending outside the golf bag, with the subframe being connected to the frame bar of the frame by means of manually detachable connecting means. The invention furthermore relates to a method for manufacturing such a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventor: Bernardus Johannes Joseph Maria Bekkers
  • Patent number: 6726226
    Abstract: A wheel stop device of a golf cart includes a fixing seat, a connecting rod, a spring, a fixing ring, and a drive member. The fixing seat includes a main body, an outer jacket, and two opposite lugs. The connecting rod has a shank having a first end formed with a stop end and a second end formed with a screw portion. The drive member includes a press portion and a drive portion. The press portion has a front end face formed with an end face and an oblique end face and has a sidle protruded with two spaced opposite oblong ears and a clamping recess formed between the two spaced opposite oblong ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventor: Chong-Yong Liu
  • Publication number: 20040069583
    Abstract: A folding travel bag with a cart, which can be used not only as an ordinary travel bag but also as a cart. The folding travel bag includes: a box-shaped travel bag body (11) having a pair of wheels (14b) on the bottom face of the body closer to the back: a folding plate (12) having two flat plates connected so that they can be freely folded and borne perpendicularly to the body surface and so that one end of the flat plates is hinged to the lower position on the surface side of the body; a pair of wheels (14a) disposed at the leading end portion of said folding plate; and support member (13) extending obliquely upward of the two sides of the body from the two sides of the folding plate. Both the paired wheels on the leading end portion of the folding plate and the paired wheels on the body bottom face are arranged on the floor to bear the body, when the folding plate is folded and brought closer to the side of the body surface or when the folding plate is extended perpendicularly to the body surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Tamura
  • Publication number: 20040000458
    Abstract: A combination suitcase and baggage cart has a first case for storing items. A second case is retractably coupled to the first case and is also used for storing items. A set of wheels is coupled to the first case and the second case for moving the combination suitcase and baggage cart. Retaining fences are retractably coupled to the first case and the second case for holding items on the combination suitcase and baggage cart. A handle is coupled to the combination suitcase and baggage cart for pulling combination suitcase and baggage cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventors: Paul E. Weiss, Judy Prusik-Weiss
  • Patent number: 6659477
    Abstract: A semi rigid golf bag having a hollow cylindrical main section, a plurality of storage compartments for golf equipment. The main section is formed from two semicircular half sections having semi-rigid walls attached by hinges to allow a user to open the main section to access the storage compartments. There are two insertion slots formed in the cylindrical main section, an insertion slot capable of retaining a cylindrical insertion bar when the insertion bar is inserted into the insertion slot; two wheel assemblies, each wheel assembly having a wheel attached to metal tube, the tube having an open end capable of receiving the insertion bar; an. outside circle and an inside circle defined concentrically on said top end of cylindrical main section. The circles define a golf club storage area and a second storage area for golf ball and glove storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventor: Man Young Jung
  • Publication number: 20030184053
    Abstract: The invention comprises a hand driven golf cart for a golf bag having a collapsible frame for carrying the golf bag. An adjustable upper handle and two rear wheels are attached to the frame. A spherical front wheel is attached to a lower portion of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventor: Richard H. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20030178815
    Abstract: A wheel stop device of a golf cart includes a fixing seat, a connecting rod, a spring, a fixing ring, and a drive member. The fixing seat includes a main body, an outer jacket, and two opposite lugs. The connecting rod has a shank having a first end formed with a stop end and a second end formed with a screw portion. The drive member includes a press portion and a drive portion. The press portion has a front end face formed with an end face and an oblique end face and has a sidle protruded with two spaced opposite oblong ears and a clamping recess formed between the two spaced opposite oblong ears.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventor: Chong-Yong Liu
  • Publication number: 20020096862
    Abstract: A folding collapsible luggage cart includes a horizontal area-adjustable base frame, two foot members respectively fastened to the base frame and set between a vertical operative position and a horizontal non-operative position, two castors respectively pivoted to the base frame and set between an operative position and a non-operative position, a retractable handle pivoted to the base frame and set between a horizontal position closely attached to the base frame and a vertical position perpendicular to the base frame, and two back support arms bilaterally pivoted to a bracket at the retractable handle and alternatively set between a received position and an extended position. When collapsed, the luggage cart is held in a compact and flat manner conveniently for storage or carrying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: Chih Chung Fang
  • Patent number: 6422230
    Abstract: A foldable or collapsible stand is provided for supporting a barbecue grill assembly. The foldable or collapsible stand includes a first leg assembly having a first pair of intersecting leg members pivotally mounted to each other and a second leg assembly having a second pair of intersecting leg members pivotally mounted to each other. At least one leg member of each of the first pair and second pair of intersecting leg members have a pivot point along a length of the at least one leg member for folding the at least one leg member. The first pair of intersecting leg members and second pair of intersecting leg members pivot with respect to each other and the at least one leg member of each of the first pair and second pair of intersecting leg members fold along the pivot point to move the first leg assembly, the second leg assembly and barbecue grill between an upright position and a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Stewart, Michael R. Giebel, Danene Jaffe, Richard A. Whitehall, Tucker H. Fort, Jesse D. Gala
  • Patent number: 6367821
    Abstract: A car seat stroller assembly is provided which can be converted from a child car seat into a child stroller, and vice versa. The car seat stroller assembly comprises a child car seat which can be removably secured to a fixed car seat of an automobile, a wheel assembly secured to the seat body at a location near the rear end of the bottom portion of the seat body, and a handle assembly secured to the seat body at a location along the back portion of the seat body. The car seat stroller assembly preferably consists of two wheels which are rotatably mounted to an axle of the wheel assembly. The wheel assembly can be placed in a retracted position to enable a user to secure the car seat stroller assembly to the fixed car seat of the automobile, or in an extended position in which the wheels extend below the bottom portion of the seat body to enable the car seat stroller assembly to be operated as a child stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Inventor: Donald J. Thiele
  • Patent number: 6328330
    Abstract: A device for attaching to a ladder allows the ladder to function as a hand truck. The device includes a pair of retractable wheels. The retractable wheels can be stored away inside an outer profile of an opened or closed stepladder, so that the wheels do not interfere with a user when the ladder is opened and do not take up space when the ladder is closed. The device may also include a retractable carry platform for holding loads when the ladder is used as a hand truck. A reverse side of the carry platform can serve as a paint bucket support or work surface when the ladder is in use. Both the retractable wheels and the retractable carry platform are attached to the ladder by a frictional engagement which does not violate the structural integrity of the ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Inventor: Gregory John Haaser
  • Patent number: 6203053
    Abstract: A mobile carrier for an augmentative communication device or laptop computer contains a supporting tray enabling a user to slidably adjust the height of the tray for optimum usage. The mobile carrier is easily pushed or pulled to accommodate a user's needs by the use of four wheels, the front two of which are smaller and pivot, and the rear two of which are larger for ease in movement over obstacles. The handle of the mobile carrier is adjustable, and preferably T-shaped, to enable a person to rest on the same when needed, or to pull or push the carrier from either side, when needed. After removal of a pin, the carrier is easily folded into a compressed position, and various elements thereof may be easily removed for ease in storage or transportation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Inventors: Thomas M. Sohrt, Carrie Sohrt-McCormick