Cart Patents (Class 280/651)
  • Patent number: 10556608
    Abstract: A moving carrier is disclosed. A lower-frame assembly includes a first moving member disposed on the guiding member, a second moving member disposed on the guiding member, an elastic member disposed corresponding to the guiding member, and a third moving member disposed on the second moving member. A transmitting member of a front-wheel assembly has a guiding groove. One end of the third moving member is disposed in the guiding groove. When the first moving member moves along the guiding member, the first moving member enables the elastic member to store a first energy. When the elastic member releases the first energy, the second moving member drives the third moving member to move and the third moving member pushes the guiding groove to move, so that the transmitting member can drive the front-wheel frame to move toward the lower-frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: UNIQUE PRODUCT & DESIGN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Cheng
  • Patent number: 10501103
    Abstract: An articulating wagon frame has an open position and a closed position. The frame has eight corner joints, namely four upper corner joints and four lower corner joints. The four upper corner joints include a right front upper joint, a left front upper joint, a right rear upper joint, and a left rear upper joint. The four lower corner joints include a right front lower joint, a left front lower joint, the right rear lower joint, and a left rear lower joint. Four linear joints include a right middle upper joint, a left middle upper joint, a left middle lower joint, and a right middle lower joint. Six vertical supports include a right front vertical support, a left front vertical support, a right middle vertical support, a left middle vertical support, a right rear vertical support, and a left rear vertical support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Weigang Wang
  • Patent number: 10479384
    Abstract: An apparel cart comprises a base portion that includes a table; a slideable shelf; and a pull-out drawer, each constructed and arranged for positioning under the table and extendable from either a first side or second side of the table; a hanger rod assembly extending from a first end of the table, wherein at least one of the table, the slideable shelf, the pull-out drawer, or the hanger rod assembly is constructed and arranged for a user to perform an operation on at least one apparel item; and a set of wheels coupled to a bottom region of the base portion for moving the apparel cart between a location where the operation is performed on the at least one apparel item to another location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Green, Nathan Michael Hicks, Ryan DeJarnette
  • Patent number: 10471313
    Abstract: A three-wheeled golf pushcart that combines the usage and benefits of a conventional 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 a plurality of golf club slots strategically formed into a V-shaped. In addition to the caddy console and accessories tray, removable storage compartments are also added to the perimeter of the cart's body for additional storage room. In an extended position, the cart is designed to be used for walking similar to using a “pushcart and bag combination”. In a folded position, the cart is compact and designed to fit securely onto the back of a motorized cart for riding, similar to a conventional golf bag. This compact folded position also makes it ideal for handling and stowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Thinh Quang Tran
  • Patent number: 10392043
    Abstract: A cart for transporting an object, such as a storage container or a cooler for storing food and/or beverages, is provided. The cart includes a securing member to attach the cart to the storage container. The securing member includes first and second clasps each formed from a resilient material and configured to engage respective first and second securing members of the storage container. The first and second clasp are configured to resiliently flex away from the storage container to receive the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan H. Guerdrum, Douglas A. Kempel, Alex S. Breeden
  • Patent number: 10322738
    Abstract: A collapsible structure for interlinking front and rear wheels of a golf cart is disclosed herein. It comprises an upper frame having two shaft racks, two handles and a supporting rod; a lower frame pivotally connected to the supporting rod and having a first assembling seat pivotally connected to the two shaft racks, two sliding sleeves, each having an upper connecting rod, a rear wheel joint rod and a front wheel push rod, and a second assembling seat having an oblique guide slot and a guiding tooth row in the oblique guide slot for connection to the front wheel push rod; two rear wheel assemblies connected to the two rear wheel joint rods; and a front wheel assembly comprising a guide rod having an annular teeth for engaging with the guiding tooth row in the oblique guide slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sports World Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fang-Li Wu
  • Patent number: 10219618
    Abstract: A portable desk (10) which comprises a main body (12), at least one wheel (18) engagable with the main body (12), and a support element (14) engagable with the main body (12) at a position which is at or adjacent to the or each wheel (12). The desk (10) can be arranged in two different configurations: in the first configuration, the main body (12) is preferably free standing and arranged such that the support element (14) is disposed at a vertically uppermost end of the main body to present a work-surface (16) to a user; whereas in the second configuration, the main body (12) is arrangeable such that the wheels (18) are in contact with the ground to allow the desk to be pushed or pulled by a user. A method of converting such a portable desk into a hand-cart, and a method of converting such a portable desk into a stowable volume are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Designs (Jersey) Ltd.
    Inventor: Wendy Thomson
  • Patent number: 9975020
    Abstract: A folding golf cart including a chassis, a main rod, a handle, a handle-connected seat body, a front wheel, two rear wheels, and two sets of foldable rear wheel frames. The chassis includes two chassis rods, a front-connected seat body, and a rear-connected seat body. The front ends of the two chassis rods are fixed to the front-connected seat body. The rear ends of the two chassis rods are fixed to the rear-connected seat body. The handle is rotationally connected to the handle-connected seat body. The bottom part of the main rod is hinged to the rear-connected seat body. The two rear wheels are respectively connected to the sides of the rear-connected seat body through the foldable rear wheel frames. The middle part of the front-connected seat body is connected to the front wheel through a front wheel retraction and extension device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Jonathan Wang
  • Patent number: 9820541
    Abstract: A luggage case may include opposing front and back walls, opposing sidewalls, opposing end walls, and multiple wheels. The front, back, side, top and end walls together thereby define an outer structure and enclosed space of the case. The wheels may include a pair of axially spaced apart fixed axis wheels with a common fixed rotational axis substantially perpendicular to the front and back walls and located towards a bottom corner of the case and at least one spinner wheel assembly mounted to the case to rotate at least one wheel about at least two orthogonal axes and located on the bottom end of the case spaced a distance along the width (W) of the case from the common fixed rotational axis of fixed wheels. Such a case can be wheeled over and cope better with rough terrain than a more conventional luggage article, while still being relatively manoeuvrable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
    Inventor: William L. King
  • Patent number: 9731741
    Abstract: A collapsible cart having a frame that extends from a handle to an opposing wheel housing is provided. The wheel housing may provide a plurality of wheel, each wheel independently movable between a folded condition nested therein and an extended condition operably protruding from the wheel housing so that a user manipulating the handle steers the collapsible cart along a supporting surface. A plurality of collapsible brackets and crates may be provided along the frame so as to be movable between an operable configuration for transporting objects and a collapsed configuration for storage of the collapsible cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Yolanda Lorraine Lucas
  • Patent number: 9655448
    Abstract: An accessory shelf for a roll container. The shelf includes a pivoting mechanism provided to the first end of the shelf for pivoting the shelf relative to to a frame profile of a first wall of the roll container between a horizontal load carrying configuration and a vertical folding configuration. Included in the shelf is a locking mechanism provided to the second end of the shelf to rest the shelf in a load carrying orientation against a second wall of the roll container. The locking mechanism is configured to engage a horizontal element of the first wall to suspend the shelf from the horizontal element when the shelf is in the vertical folding configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: K. Hartwall Oy Ab
    Inventors: Markku Tiilikainen, Jussi Raninen
  • Patent number: 9637150
    Abstract: Aspects of a transport handle for low profile displacement of an item for transport are described. In one embodiment, the transport handle includes an extension arm, an extension arm cross bar secured to one end of the extension arm, and a transport base locking bar secured to another end of the extension arm. The transport base locking bar may include an attachment hook or displacement facet for mechanically coupling to and displacing the item for transport when a force is applied to the transport handle. In other aspects, the transport handle may include a transport base extension bar that substantially extends over a top surface of the item for transport, and one or more wheels secured to the extension arm cross bar for transporting the transport handle from place to place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Christensen Macfarlane, Douglas Carlin Thigpen, II
  • Patent number: 9623915
    Abstract: A handle assembly is used with a pick-up truck tailgate. The handle assembly comprises a guide tube with an open end, a handle that is housed within the guide tube and a pivot assembly. The pivot assembly comprises a pivot pin connected to one end of the handle and a locking pin. The handle is moveable within the guide tube between a retracted position and an extended position. While in the extended position the handle passes through the open end and the handle may pivot about the pivot pin to move to a support position. When the handle is in the support position, the locking pin can engage the handle and releasably lock the handle in the support position. The guide tube is configured to be secured within a tailgate of a pick-up truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Multimatic Inc.
    Inventors: Scott David Worden, Muamer Hodza, Antonio Costa, Geoffrey Lee
  • Patent number: 9415788
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying and/or storing shelves which is capable of folding into a compact condition to minimize the footprint of the device when not in use for carrying or storing shelves. The apparatus includes a releasable transverse cross member extending between the side frames to form a base for supporting shelves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Madix, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Michael Kahler, Don Richard Doyle, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9411067
    Abstract: A ground tracking system including a ground follower assembly for use with a locator or other device for determining position, motion, and/or orientation information is disclosed. The ground follower assembly may include a wheel assembly coupled to a locator and configured to swivel and/or pivot relative to an antenna node of the locator to generate signals for use in determining position information during a locate operation, such as from a sonde array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Ray Merewether, Sequoyah Aldridge, Ryan B. Levin
  • Patent number: 9254857
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transporting an object on a carriage in tandem with a wheeled case are presented. A carriage in one embodiment includes a generally planar platform supported by one or more rolling members, a fence strap for holding the seat against a fence that extends upwardly from the platform, and an anchor strap connecting the seat to the wheeled case. The carriage may be used to transport any object or seat, such as a child safety seat. In another embodiment, the platform includes a leading section connected to a trailing section. The trailing section may include an opening that is sized shaped to receive at least a portion of the rolling members therethrough when the two sections are folded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: David M. Fiebelkorn
  • Patent number: 9211898
    Abstract: A golf trolley configured with a foldable chassis, a plurality of wheels for engagement with the ground, the wheels being movable between an operative position and a stowed position, and a handle. The trolley incorporates a gear train in connection with the foldable chassis for folding elements of the chassis with respect to one another and for moving the wheels between the operative and stowed positions. The handle is pivotally mounted to the chassis and includes a first gear, the first gear being in meshing engagement with the gear train for controlling the folding of the chassis by movement of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Stewart Golf Limited
    Inventors: Mark Adam Stewart, Duncan Ross Stewart, Jon Stewart Miller, David Michael Funnell
  • Patent number: 9211036
    Abstract: A grill comprising a firebox assembly for mounting on a cart assembly, the cart assembly having first and second support assemblies interconnected by at least one linking member. A hinge or pivot in the mid-portion of the linking member divides it into first and second linking member portions, and the opposite ends of the linking member portions are pivotally connected by hinges to the first and second support assemblies. The linking member holds the support assemblies together in a partially pre-assembled state, and the pivotal connections of the linking member portions allow the two assemblies to be folded for packaging in a shipping container. When removed from the container, the pivotal connections of the linking member portions allow the support assemblies to be unfolded horizontally to convert the cart assembly to an assembled configuration in which the support assemblies are unfolded to a position suitable for supporting the firebox assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Outdoor Direct Corporation
    Inventors: Randall L. May, Zhi Bing Gu, Liang Shen, Bin Lin, Wenguan Su, Lu Liang, Guolong Chen
  • Patent number: 9205853
    Abstract: A box with a wheel assembly platform has a tow strap with a folded position stowed in a recess in the platform and an unfolded position accessible outside the box. In one embodiment, the strap is incorporated in a pre-assembled handle pack positioned in the recess. The strap may be retracted by a torsion spring, and may be coiled in the pack by use of a rotating fork. In one embodiment axles projecting from rollers are supported in recesses formed in the platform, and in another embodiment the axles are supported in notches in the bottom end of cylinders mounted in cutouts in the platform. In a further embodiment a box has hand holes in opposite walls with a spacer panel providing finger access behind the holes. The platform may have hinged panels. A thermoformed skin may be applied to the platform or constitute the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard D Faber, Kenneth Buss, Alex D Bevier, Brian K Jambois
  • Patent number: 9187110
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: NEXT GENERATION STRETCHER LTD.
    Inventor: Ilan Bar Noy
  • Patent number: 9162695
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Thinh Quang Tran
  • Patent number: 9102350
    Abstract: A multi-function cart for storing and transporting emergency or other supplies. The multi-function cart comprises a shell and lid or 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. 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. The multi-function cart can also be used recreationally. 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: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Troy Bengtzen
  • Patent number: 9033347
    Abstract: A dolly for transporting a load comprises a cradle detachably mounted to a handle. The cradle comprises a base having an upstanding rail extending upwardly from the perimeter of the base and terminates at a forward portion of the base to define an opening, a first mounting portion mounted to the front portion of the cradle and a pair of wheels rotatably mounted to the rear portion of the cradle. The handle comprises a least one wheel, a lever arm and a second mounting portion positioned at non-parallel angle with respect the lever arm. The first and second mounting portions are configured to detachable engage so that the handle and cradle can be moved as one unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: JWEST LLC
    Inventors: Joel Westrate, Matthew Ruster, Phil Hill
  • Patent number: 9033361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable trolley having a trolley frame and a flexible fabric bag or the like. The invention is characterized by its unique design that includes a light weight structure, a large supported space and can be conveniently folded and unfolded. The trolley can alternatively be folded into a flat structure to save storage space or put into a car trunk for shopping or for the temporary transporting of goods. In this structure, both sides of the handhold U frame are directly hinged to the lower frame. The motive force can be directly transmitted to the lower frame. The overall shape appeals to the public aesthetic sense; and moreover, the hinge point between the handhold U frame and lower frame is the center for unfolding and folding, and thus has a smoother operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Zenithen USA, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew David Frankel, Shi-Ping Zheng
  • Patent number: 9027941
    Abstract: A portable child-carrying shopping cart having a collapsible cart basket. The cart has a seat for two small children and seat belts for keeping children safely seated side-by-side. An extendable snack tray provides children with access to their own snacks and beverages, so that a parent does not have to maintain constant control of these items. Below the seat is an interior cavity with a coat hook and a space for storing bags, purses, and garments. On the opposing side of the body of the device, a cart basket is secured. The cart basket is expandable and collapsible. The device can be easily stowed when the basket is collapsed against the body. It can also be quickly expanded for use as a shopping cart when a parent is running errands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Lisette Cimino
  • Publication number: 20150122566
    Abstract: A transport and load cart in the form of a kick scooter is compact, has a low dead weight and is designed with dimensions that are suitable for transport by train or automobile, and which nonetheless ensures safe transport of bulky and heavy goods together with a person, while improving the handling and reducing the expenditure of force. The longer side of the loading platform is disposed transversely to the travel direction and in a rearwardly inclined and/or displaceable manner relative thereto, and the receiving compartment has a front-side slot for the rechargeable battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Hans Constien
  • Patent number: 9022414
    Abstract: A portable, collapsible vending cart which can be used to vend disparate items in a variety of environments. The cart is adaptable to accommodate vendors of a wide variety of products, and provides an apparatus which is in compliance with most state regulations for vending carts. The cart is adapted to fit within the “security space” of a storefront, the space between a pull down security gate and the display window/entry point of the storefront. A locking mechanism extending from the vending cart is designed for secure locking engagement within the security space using infrastructure associated with the standard security gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Christian R. Bell
  • Patent number: 9022413
    Abstract: A foldable walker apparatus includes a pair of spaced-apart inner frame members of two parts each hinged together, with a pair of link members diagonally extending therebetween. Each link has a bend extending upwardly and outwardly. The walker has support members that are arc-shaped with a seat extending between their apexes. A collapsible basket is provided with two end members each having a rigid peripheral portion connecting the frame members and a basket member of flexible fabric extending therebetween. A self-adjusting brake rod is provided with a gripping member spring-biased to remain free of the brake rod until the gripping member is operatively actuated to engage and thereby actuate the brake rod. A brake housing fully extends around a brake pad mechanism, including a means for connecting and adjusting the corresponding brake pad, to at least the outer periphery of one of the wheels for fully protecting the brake pad mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Evolution Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Julian Liu
  • Publication number: 20150118006
    Abstract: A transport and storage apparatus includes two support members pivotally connected to a substantially rectangular base platform at opposed sides of the platform, and a plurality of wheels are attached to the bottom surface of the base platform. The base can include first and second end sections pivotally connected to a mid-section. The apparatus can be moved between a loading position in which the mid-section, the first end section and the second end section are substantially co-planar and the support members extend substantially upwardly from the base platform, to a storage position in which the support members lie flat on the upper surface of the base platform and the first and second end sections extend substantially perpendicular to the mid-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Aisha Wallace-Riley
  • Publication number: 20150108739
    Abstract: A wheeled enclosure having an interior volume defining body including a rigid base and a plurality of upwardly extending and flexible sides. A plurality of wheeled supports are incorporated into the rigid base, a perimeter establishing inner frame extending upwardly from the rigid base and provides structural support to the flexible sides such that the frame is converted between upward expanded and inward collapsed positions. A telescoping handle extends from a rear of the body and may be pivotally secured to an edge of the rigid base. The handles may extend from upper locations of a pair of opposite sides of the body in order to establish a reclosable top to the volume defining body. An accessory supporting pocket may be secured to an exterior of at least one of the flexible sides. Shoulder supporting straps are secured to upper edges of the sides to facilitate carrying the body in a handle retracted and enclosure expanded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Alivia Kassab Arabo
  • Patent number: 9004509
    Abstract: A transport cart includes a cart frame with wheels. A load carrier has bottom and side walls and an end wall structure at a first end, opposite a second end. A pivot axle is arranged between the cart frame and the load carrier so the load carrier pivots about a single axis. An interfering stop structure on the cart frame and the load carrier prevents pivotal movement of the load carrier beyond a predetermined angle. The pivot axle is arranged offset relative to a center of gravity of the load carrier. A force applying device provides a pulling force on the load carrier to pivot the load carrier relative to the cart frame. An arrest mechanism may be provided to arrest pivotal movement of the load carrier in a direction opposite of the pulling force, unless the arrest mechanism is released by a user of the transport cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Cartovators, LLC.
    Inventors: Timothy Smith, James M. Hill
  • Publication number: 20150097358
    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: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Seong Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 8998246
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a collapsible cart which has a substantially rectangular base comprising four side regions, four corner regions and hinge assemblies disposed at each corner region, hinged upright frame assemblies having a lower end rotatably connected to the hinge assemblies at the base, and an open top frame having hinge assemblies at each corner region rotatably connected to an upper end of the hinged upright frame assemblies. The base, upright and top frame hinge assemblies are all oriented so the upright frame assemblies can fold along the side regions of the cart when the collapsible cart is folded flat. In one particular embodiment, the base and top frame are square. A basket for storing a variety of items may be attached to the collapsible cart. The collapsible cart may also have wheels or casters on the base to permit easy movement of the collapsible cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Griffard & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: John D. Griffard
  • Publication number: 20150076799
    Abstract: Collapsible reusable carrying cases are provided in sizes varying from small food containers to large push cart bins on casters. The cases are assembled or disassembled from a joined flat space-saving configuration to a functioning case and vice-versa. All parts that make up a carrying case do not separate from the carrying case and no parts can be removed. The cases are formed from rigid plastic panels, and are assembled or disassembled without tools. The sides of the cases are erected progressively by hand by interlocking elements at the corners. The panels also disassemble progressively by being manually pulled apart. When folded into a flat storage or shipping configuration, the panels stay together, resisting unfolding by virtue of snaps which are either molded into the panels or bonded to them. The carrying cases are resistant to water, dirt, bacteria, molds, allergens, and inclement weather.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory Joseph Ryan
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8979098
    Abstract: A foldable platform truck includes a platform, two wheel-connecting bars rotatably attached to the platform, a handle assembly, a handle release and locking mechanism for controlling the handle assembly, a pair of first gear members and a pair of second gear members. The handle release and locking mechanism has an actuator to be operated to allow the handle assembly to pivot between an upright position and a horizontal position. When the handle assembly is in the horizontal position, the wheels are folded up underneath the platform and lie horizontally with respect thereto. And, when the handle assembly is pulled away from the platform to the upright position, the first gear members engage and turn the second gear members, resulting in the wheel-connecting bars rotating to fold out the wheels from underneath the platform toward an eventual perpendicular position with respect to the underside of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Wen-Fa Wang, Jian-Wen Deng, Jia-Chao Chen
  • Patent number: 8979001
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to fluid sprayers and more specifically, but not by limitation, to a portable airless fluid sprayer including fluid container support features configured to accommodate fluid containers of different sizes. In one example, a fluid sprayer pump assembly is provided and includes a pump assembly housing and a fluid intake conduit configured to provide a fluid path to the pump assembly housing. The fluid sprayer pump assembly also includes a frame assembly supporting the pump assembly housing and including a plurality of fluid container support features. Each of the fluid container support features is configured to accommodate a respective fluid container such that an inlet end of the fluid intake conduit is positionable within the respective fluid container. In one example, a fluid container support feature includes a fluid container holder pivotably attached to the frame assembly and movable between first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Craig L. Peterson, Ross D. Rossner, Joseph W. Kieffer
  • Patent number: 8973940
    Abstract: The present invention is a wagon that can be folded along a middle plane that bisects the wagon between a front and rear portion. The folding wagon comprises of wheels, a folding frame, a support structure, a front panel a handle connected to the frame, wheels, and a bag hanger that are detailed herein. The folding frame includes a top rail formed of a top rail front portion and a top rail rear portion, a middle rail formed of a middle rail front portion and a middle rail rear portion, a bottom rail formed of a bottom rail front portion and a bottom rail rear portion. The top rail, the middle rail, and the bottom rail are connected by a hinge means. The top rail front portion is mounted to the top rail rear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Zhaosheng Chen, Yishun Chen
  • Patent number: 8967658
    Abstract: A folding ball trolley has a frame and a bag. The frame has two main rod assemblies and two connecting rod assemblies. When the folding ball trolley is expanded, the main rods and the connecting rods lean outward under gravity until the main rods brace the bag. The bag holds the main rods at a specific angle, and the main rods hold the connecting rods at a specific angle. The main rod assemblies and the connecting rod assemblies are connected into a rectangle, such that the frame is expanded horizontally when the rods are leant outward. Thus, the folding ball trolley can achieve auto expansion without any resilient element, and therefore a user does not have to resist the resilient force when folding. Besides, the amount of the rods is reduced to eight (four main rods and four connecting rods), which reduces the manufacturing cost and facilitates ease of assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Chia-Ling Wang
  • Patent number: 8955870
    Abstract: A foldable cart assembly which is arranged to provide trackable transportation to a product or a person. The cart contains sensors and computer-controlled drive wheels to enable that cart assembly, when fully opened, to follow a safe path as directed by received electronic signals. That cart assembly is also tri-foldably collapsible, so as to have multiple portions pivoted into nesting configuration with one another thus containable in a minimal volume and even carried by an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: FTR Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Chunghsin Lee, Jian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150035258
    Abstract: The present invention is a wagon that can be folded along a middle plane that bisects the wagon between a front and rear portion. The folding wagon comprises of wheels, a folding frame, a support structure, a front panel a handle connected to the frame, wheels, and a bag hanger that are detailed herein. The folding frame includes a top rail formed of a top rail front portion and a top rail rear portion, a middle rail formed of a middle rail front portion and a middle rail rear portion, a bottom rail formed of a bottom rail front portion and a bottom rail rear portion. The top rail, the middle rail, and the bottom rail are connected by a hinge means. The top rail front portion is mounted to the top rail rear portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Zhaosheng Chen, Yishun Chen
  • Patent number: 8936166
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a collapsible garment rail assembly that can be stacked with similar garment rail assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: The Garment Rail Company Limited
    Inventor: Thomas Stephen Hornsby
  • Publication number: 20150014965
    Abstract: A multi-mode load carrier is convertible to assume a storage mode, a cart mode, and a hand-truck mode. The load carrier includes a rolling base and a base pusher having a handgrip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: William R Gibson
  • Publication number: 20150008660
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a collapsible cart which has a substantially rectangular base comprising four side regions, four corner regions and hinge assemblies disposed at each corner region, hinged upright frame assemblies having a lower end rotatably connected to the hinge assemblies at the base, and an open top frame having hinge assemblies at each corner region rotatably connected to an upper end of the hinged upright frame assemblies. The base, upright and top frame hinge assemblies are all oriented so the upright frame assemblies can fold along the side regions of the cart when the collapsible cart is folded flat. In one particular embodiment, the base and top frame are square. A basket for storing a variety of items may be attached to the collapsible cart. The collapsible cart may also have wheels or casters on the base to permit easy movement of the collapsible cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: John D. GRIFFARD
  • Patent number: 8925957
    Abstract: A foldable valet cart is described. In one example, the valet cart includes a base frame, plurality of wheels coupled to the base frame, a lower vertical support frame pivotally connected to the base frame to fold against the base frame, an upper vertical support frame pivotally connected to the lower vertical support frame opposite the base frame to fold against the lower vertical support frame, and a hanger rod pivotally connected to the upper vertical support frame opposite the lower vertical support frame to fold against the upper vertical support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventors: Willis Grundvig, Gertrude Davis
  • Patent number: 8921096
    Abstract: The invention concerns a pump cart for a biological liquid treatment installation, having a first lateral face (40), and a second lateral face (41) by which it is configured to be juxtaposed against a conveying network cart (1) of the installation and a front face (42) meeting the lateral faces (40, 41), and comprising at least one pump (414), a pump support (50) on which is mounted said pump (414), and a guide member for making said pump (414) movable in translation and on which said support (50) is mounted; said support (50) being movable in translation in a direction going from the first lateral face (40) towards the second lateral face (41); whereby said pump (414) is disposed at a predetermined location on said cart (2) depending on the type of treatment carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Weissenbach, Rene Reinbigler, Virginie Buisson, Christine Abouayad El Idrissi, Sebastien Cirou
  • Publication number: 20140353947
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable trolley having a trolley frame and a flexible fabric bag or the like. The invention is characterized by its unique design that includes a light weight structure, a large supported space and can be conveniently folded and unfolded. The trolley can alternatively be folded into a flat structure to save storage space or put into a car trunk for shopping or for the temporary transporting of goods. In this structure, both sides of the handhold U frame are directly hinged to the lower frame. The motive force can be directly transmitted to the lower frame. The overall shape appeals to the public aesthetic sense; and moreover, the hinge point between the handhold U frame and lower frame is the center for unfolding and folding, and thus has a smoother operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: ZENITHEN USA, LLC D/B/A Z COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew David Frankel, Shi-Ping Zheng
  • Publication number: 20140346757
    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: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Ami Amos FINE
  • Publication number: 20140333049
    Abstract: A foldable golf cart includes a top part pivotably connected to a bottom part. A handle is pivotably connected to the top portion of the top part and has a movable member which is located corresponding to the locking portion on the top of the top part. When the handle is pivoted upward, the movable member is connected to the locking portion. The top part has a slide to which two rear wheels are connected by two links. The links are connected to the top part by two connection rods. The bottom part has a support member which is connected to the handle. A connection tube is connected between the slide and the bottom part. Two front wheels are connected to the front end of the bottom part. The golf cart can be folded by two hands, and the folded golf cart stands upright.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: YUANN TAY ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: MENG-JUNG WU
  • Patent number: 8882135
    Abstract: A ball cart structure essentially includes a frame for positioning a bag and positioning units disposed on the frame. The positioning units position and restrict deformation of the frame when the frame is unfolded to be in use or is folded to be stored, to enhance the stability and user safety of the frame in use and render it convenient to store the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Benjamin Chen