One- Or Two-wheeled Patents (Class 280/652)
  • Patent number: 10080937
    Abstract: A self-centering counterbalanced walking cart includes a mobile carriage and a holder body supported upright and centered thereon. The holder body has an endless sidewall defining an interior storage cavity, golf club clips and recessed decks on the endless sidewall, and handle and stand pivotally coupled at a lower portion and extending upright along opposite sides of the endless sidewall. The clips are spaced from one another and affixed about the exterior of an upper annular portion of the endless sidewall for retaining golf clubs about and in upright orientations along the exterior of the holder body. The recessed decks are defined in and spaced apart from one another about the exterior of the lower annular portion of the endless sidewall for receiving heads of the golf clubs retained upright by the golf club clips. The mobile carriage may be a two-wheel or four-wheel version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: John Philip Brett Nichol, Jacqueline Ann Nichol
  • Patent number: 10034472
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device that operates as both a tree seat and a hauler and the method of use. The tree seat and hauler device of the present invention includes a main body, a support body and a seat assembly, which may be rotated about an axle to achieve a tree seat position, a hauling position and a packed position. Wheels or skis and a handle are provided for efficient transportation of an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen J Prescott, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9327161
    Abstract: A portable spotting device that can be moved by a single person from one piece of exercise equipment to another is described. The portable spotting device has a central tower having a vertical support, a powered lifting device and an actuator portion. A powered lifting device, such as an electric motor, may be coupled to the vertical support and drive a cable spool, whereby a cable is attached to the actuator portion. The electric motor, configured as a wench may move the actuator portion up and down along the vertical support. A horizontal extension attached to the actuator has a pair of adjustable arms the extend forward to retain and lift a weight, such as a weight bar. An actuator pedal allows a weight lifter to control the height of the adjustable arms while lying on a bench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Paul R. Maher, Linda Maher
  • Patent number: 9321471
    Abstract: A hand truck is designed to include three separate frame components: (1) a main component, which is defined as a conventional hand truck frame; (2) a pivoting frame component connected along one end termination of the main frame via a hinge (allowing for the pivoting frame to be raised with respect to the main frame component and create a platform at a raised elevation); and (3) a back frame component that is connected to a rear portion of the main frame and may be extended to allow for the frame to have a four-point (i.e., “four-wheeled”) configuration. A removable jack may be positioned between the back frame and the pivoting frame and used to raise/lower the pivoting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Maxime Gedeon-Janvier
  • Patent number: 9056639
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for a folding vehicle trailer. The trailer design is able to be made of various lengths and widths from as well as multiple axle configurations. This trifold design is compact and allows for vertical stacking of sectionalized components to minimize space, while maintaining great flexibility and simplicity for the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Roger C. Bank
  • 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: 8960567
    Abstract: Methods, systems and an apparatus for multi-component mixing and spray application, including a portable, balanced frame having uniformly distributed weight over the wheels, and insulated chemical container holders for receiving replaceable materials containers therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Collins IP, LLC
    Inventor: William Davis Collins
  • Patent number: 8936268
    Abstract: An apparatus for traversing loose, granular material includes a frame and a rotatable traction device connected to the frame. The outer surface of the rotatable traction device includes spaced apart curvilinear or angular traction ridges and spaced apart curved or angular valleys, each valley being between a pair of adjacent traction ridges, thereby forming curved or angular shovel-like elements. Each shovel-like element has a leading curved or angular surface and a confining curved or angular surface. Rotation of the rotatable traction device results in rotation of the shovel-like elements through the loose, granular material. Each shovel-like element enfolds a portion of the loose, granular material bordering the leading curved or angular surface of the shovel-like element, and the confining curved or angular surface of the shovel-like element confines at least part of the enfolded portion of the material, thereby confining and restricting displacement of the enfolded portion of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventors: Curtis L Craven, Gerald Kent Craven
  • Patent number: 8936259
    Abstract: A hand trolley with a load tray movably connected with wheel sets includes a handle frame, two wheel sets and a load tray. The handle frame has two pivotal connecting portions used to connect with the wheel sets and the load tray. The wheel sets are provided with an acting surface mutually co-working with an acting surface of the load tray. The wheel sets can be unfolded as the load tray is pushed down, and it can be folded as the load tray is pulled up. Thus the hand trolley is able to make the load tray and the wheel sets folded or unfolded simultaneously, easy to be stowed away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Hai-Ming Tsai
  • Patent number: 8910970
    Abstract: A rapidly collapsible stand includes a base frame, a pair of pivot members pivotally connected to a first side of the base frame, a first supporting frame connected to the pivot members, a first supporting unit pivotally connected between the base frame and the first supporting frame, a second supporting frame pivotally connected to the first supporting frame and a second supporting unit pivotally connected between the base frame and the second supporting frame. When operating the base frame, the second supporting frame is able to be extended away from the first supporting frame to an extended position by utilizing the linkage of the first supporting unit and the second supporting unit; or the second supporting frame is able to be received toward the first supporting frame to a received position by lifting up a handle portion of the first supporting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Huo Chen
  • Patent number: 8820777
    Abstract: A portable, foldable clothes rack and table serving cart is provided, including a frame on wheels, a hanger bar for handing clothes placed on hangers, a laundry basket platform to support a laundry basket full of clothes, and a table serving cart all of which can be compactly folded and stored neatly between a clothes washer and dryer essentially out of sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Pargansky, Tudor Agapescu
  • Patent number: 8739970
    Abstract: A mechanism cooperable with the stand mechanism in a stand golf bag secures the clubs in position when the bag is not on the ground and releases the clubs when the bag is set on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Alan M. Kagen
  • 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: 8720655
    Abstract: A wheeled luggage case may include first and second shells connected together at their perimeter edges to define a generally parallelepiped packing volume. A wheel device may be attached to each of the first and second shells. Each of these wheel devices may include a hub rotatably attached to a respective shell. A tire may be attached to the hub for rolling on the supporting surface when the tire portion and hub are rotated about this axis of rotation. The tire portion may include a series of tire segments. At least some of the segments may be attached to the hub portion by a hinge. The hinge may include a hinging axis of rotation at a substantially right angle to the axis of rotation of the hub itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: William L. King
  • Patent number: 8714580
    Abstract: A kit for modifying a wheeled apparatus comprises a set of caster unit mounts, a set of caster units, a subframe mounting structure, and a subframe. Each caster unit mount has a caster unit mounting structure and a main frame engaging structure attached to the caster unit mounting structure. The main frame engaging structure is attachable to a main frame and/or a load support structure of the wheeled apparatus. Each caster unit has a mounting portion configured for being secured to the caster unit mounting structure of a respective caster unit mount such that a first-size wheel thereof can rotate about of a rotational axis thereof and pivot about a pivot axis thereof. The subframe mounting structure, which is attachable to the main frame, has a first end portion pivotably attached to the subframe mounting structure and a second end portion having a second size wheel mounting structure integral therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: Jefferson W. Raley, Philippe P. Nassaux
  • Publication number: 20140097599
    Abstract: A cart includes a platform assembly, a handle assembly, first wheel assembly and a second wheel assembly. In use, the cart may folded from a deployed position in which it rolls along a surface to transport items, to a stowed position, in which it is collapsed in a compact geometry for storage. The cart may be further integrated into a chair, chaise lounge, garden cart, bicycle utility cart or a bicycle passenger cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph E. Panigot
  • Patent number: 8641056
    Abstract: A shoulder-carriable wheeled cart assembly includes a cart frame, a detachable backpack mountable on the cart frame, a plurality of laterally spaced support pegs mounted on the cart frame lower end portion, and a detachable harness strap. The harness strap is tightenable about articles mounted on the support pegs between the harness strap and the cart frame to secure said articles against the cart frame. A support tray attachable to the support pegs and interposable between the articles and the support pegs stabilizes the mounting of the articles on the support pegs. The cart assembly is mountable on a mobile passenger vehicle, such as a bicycle, via a docking fixture that receives and secures the cart assembly. A retraction cord connected to the harness strap upper end urges the harness strap upper end toward the upper portion of the frame, thereby avoiding dragging the harness strap along the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Robert L. Carter
  • Patent number: 8641059
    Abstract: Disclosed is a folding chassis of manually driven carrier vehicles, for example, hand trucks, carts, and strollers, capable of moving over uneven or spongy surfaces and surmounting obstacles. The chassis includes a frame having a first plane, an arm with an axle, and a hub having a plurality of wheels. The arm is rotatably attached to the frame with the hub rotatably disposed onto the axle and each of the plurality of wheels is rotatably attached to said hub around an axis parallel to said axle. The arm is configured to pivot between at least positions of the hub been generally perpendicular to said first plane and the hub been juxtaposed to said first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Trifold, LLC
    Inventors: Leonid Khodor, Julia Khodor-Beloborodov
  • Publication number: 20140015229
    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: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Mike Schonhardt
  • Patent number: 8613455
    Abstract: Disclosed are motorized litter transport kits and methods and devices relating thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Sage Innovation, LLC
    Inventors: Jared Berrett, Kim Smith, Nathan Berrett, Spencer Boyd Bradford
  • Patent number: 8602444
    Abstract: A hand cart has a frame having a left vertical member and right vertical member, each vertical member having a top end that is coupled to a handle bar, and a bottom end that has a pin extending therefrom. The hand cart also includes a left wheel assembly and a right wheel assembly, each wheel assembly having a tubular housing that receives a portion of a vertical member, and a wheel secured to the tubular housing, with each tubular housing having a spiral slot that receives the pin of the corresponding bottom end for movement within the slot. A carrier plate has a left seat and a right seat, each seat pivotably connected to a corresponding bottom end of a vertical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Seville Classics Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Tung Chang, Edwin Ho
  • Patent number: 8579320
    Abstract: A folding tool stand includes a platform connected to a base frame. The platform is pivotally and slidingly connected at a first side thereof to the base frame and is pivotally connected at a second side thereof to links that are pivotally connected to the base frame. A leg support is pivotally connected to the base frame. A locking device is provided to maintain the platform in an extended position. In the collapsed position, the platform is guided by the links to be positioned along the base frame. In the extended position, the links guide and support the platform in a position spaced from the base frame. In an alternate embodiment, a driving device is used to provide support to the second side of the platform during expanding and collapsing of the folding tool stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Hung Chiu
  • Patent number: 8556278
    Abstract: Embodiments of Various packaging assemblies for moving a product in a carton are provided. In this regard, a representative packaging assembly, among others, includes a carton that is designed to contain the product, and a tray that is placed below the carton. The tray has at least one caster that facilitates moving the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventor: Jody S. Brittain
  • Patent number: 8523196
    Abstract: A convertible beach cart and canopy apparatus includes a lower frame portion having front and rear support members and side members extending between opposed ends of the front and the rear support members. Wheels are coupled to opposed ends of the rear support members. The apparatus includes a rear frame portion having at least one upstanding support bar fixedly attached to the rear support member, the rear frame portion include a top support member coupled to an upper end of the at least one support bar. An upper frame portion is rotatably coupled to the top support member such that the canopy frame portion is movable between a stowed configuration generally adjacent the lower frame portion and an expanded configuration extending away from the top support member. A canopy is coupled to an end of the canopy frame portion and configured to shade an area adjacent the rear frame portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Mark J. Appleby
  • Patent number: 8517411
    Abstract: A trolley, comprising a retractable wheel assembly (31, 32) movable between stored and in-use positions. The wheel assembly comprising an assembly support; at least one wheel arm (35) operably-connected to a wheel hub, in us the wheel hub receiving a wheel; at least one control arm (36, 37) operably-connected to the wheel hub, for affecting the orientation of the wheel hub with respect to the wheel arm as the retractable wheel assembly is moved between the stored position and the in-use position; and drive means (34) connected to the assembly support and operably connected to the at least one wheel arm and the at least one control arm, for providing rotation of the at least one wheel arm and at least one control arm about a common axis between the stored position and the in-use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Trevor Martin
  • Publication number: 20130175791
    Abstract: A folding tool stand includes a platform connected to a base frame. The platform is pivotally and slidingly connected at a first side thereof to the base frame and is pivotally connected at a second side thereof to links that are pivotally connected to the base frame. A leg support is pivotally connected to the base frame. A locking device is provided to maintain the platform in an extended position. In the collapsed position, the platform is guided by the links to be positioned along the base frame. In the extended position, the links guide and support the platform in a position spaced from the base frame. In an alternate embodiment, a driving device is used to provide support to the second side of the platform during expanding and collapsing of the folding tool stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8465029
    Abstract: A foldable handcart includes a handle, a cart frame, a carrier board, two wheel seats and two wheels. Two frame seats are deposited on the carrier board for pivoting the carrier board on the cart frame. A front side and a top side are defined on the frame seat. A corner formed by the front side and the top side is a round corner. Therefore when the foldable handcart is not in use, a user presses down the foldable handcart and the wheel seats contact with the corners to rotate the carrier board up slightly according to the lever principle. The user further folds the foldable handcart easily. Furthermore, the carrier board is completely escaping the ground when the foldable handcart is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Great Taiwan Material Handling Co.
    Inventor: Cheng-Chiang Yang
  • Publication number: 20130147163
    Abstract: A hand cart has a frame having a left vertical member and right vertical member, each vertical member having a top end that is coupled to a handle bar, and a bottom end that has a pin extending therefrom. The hand cart also includes a left wheel assembly and a right wheel assembly, each wheel assembly having a tubular housing that receives a portion of a vertical member, and a wheel secured to the tubular housing, with each tubular housing having a spiral slot that receives the pin of the corresponding bottom end for movement within the slot. A carrier plate has a left seat and a right seat, each seat pivotably connected to a corresponding bottom end of a vertical member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Wen-Tung Chang, Edwin Ho
  • Patent number: 8448978
    Abstract: A collapsible foldable utility trailer for the transportation and/or storage of objects, the trailer comprising a supporting chassis frame; suspension for supporting the chassis frame; and a trailer bed retained upon the chassis frame and comprising a plurality of bed sections comprising a first bed section and a second bed section wherein a second planar bed member in the second bed section is hingedly connected between a pair of opposing second bed side walls to a first planar bed member in the first bed section between a pair of opposing first bed side walls so as to allow 90° rotation of the second bed section to effect abutment with the first bed section. A large folding trailer that can be used at full size, or be folded to be used as a short trailer, or folded again for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Inca Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Leonardo E. Alvarino
  • Patent number: 8424899
    Abstract: A wheeled attachment for a litter for transportation of a litter via a single operator. The wheeled attachment generally includes a traverse frame extending across one end of the litter, first and second receiver tubes pivotally connected to opposing ends of the frame, the first and second receiver tubes pivoting between a first position against the frame and a second position perpendicular with the frame to receive the handle ends of the litter, and including first and second wheels pivotally connected to opposing ends of the frame and coupled to the receiver tubes to also pivot between the first and second pivotal positions parallel to and perpendicular with the frame. The receiver tubes also include an opening and coupler assembly for fixing the handles within the respective coupler. The frame further preferably extends above the netting of the litter to provide a foot stop for the patient upon the litter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventors: Donald O. Larson, Kasey P. Larson
  • Patent number: 8398097
    Abstract: A retainer extends across first and second overlapping hinged beams to retain the hinged beams against pivotal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Junk, Ryan S. Jaskowiak
  • Patent number: 8393634
    Abstract: A wheeled cart is easily disassembled and folded into a compact carrying case. A rectangular base receives four poles at its corners. Cross bars across the top of the poles each carry a pair of top and bottom panels which form the sides of the cart. Each of the bottom panels is preferably hinged to the bottom of its respective stationary top panel so that the bottom panel may be hinged upwardly to gain access to the bottom of the cart. A top most horizontal lid is detachably affixed to the poles at each of their top ends, said base, sides and lid defining a substantially enclosed volume for containing transported articles. In its disassembled, compacted form, the cart stores the detachable poles, cross bars, and panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventors: Nicole Radlow, Edward Radlow, Melissa Radlow
  • Publication number: 20130049333
    Abstract: A foldable handcart includes a handle, a cart frame, a carrier board, two wheel seats and two wheels. Two frame seats are deposited on the carrier board for pivoting the carrier board on the cart frame. A front side and a top side are defined on the frame seat. A corner formed by the front side and the top side is a round corner. Therefore when the foldable handcart is not in use, a user presses down the foldable handcart and the wheel seats contact with the corners to rotate the carrier board up slightly according to the lever principle. The user further folds the foldable handcart easily. Furthermore, the carrier board is completely escaping the ground when the foldable handcart is folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: CHENG-CHIANG YANG
  • Patent number: 8353524
    Abstract: A wheeled cart capable of rolling along a first environmental surface, which may carry a plurality of storage receptacles in gimballing fashion thereon, and which enables the wheeled cart to be slid onto an elevated second environmental surface. The wheeled cart comprises a base supporting wheels and two upright support posts. A subframe supporting the storage receptacles is pivotally and slidably mounted to the upright support posts. The subframe may be inclined from its usual vertical orientation to a horizontal orientation and slid onto the second environmental surface. The base and support posts may be inclined from their usual vertical orientation to reassume longitudinal alignment with the subframe. Contents of the storage receptacles are thus moved en masse onto the second environmental surface without requiring removal from the wheeled cart, while constantly assuming their orientation relative to a vertical direction because of gimballing action of the storage receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: David Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20120313351
    Abstract: A rapidly collapsible stand includes a base frame, a pair of pivot members pivotally connected to a first side of the base frame, a first supporting frame connected to the pivot members, a first supporting unit pivotally connected between the base frame and the first supporting frame, a second supporting frame pivotally connected to the first supporting frame and a second supporting unit pivotally connected between the base frame and the second supporting frame. When operating the base frame, the second supporting frame is able to be extended away from the first supporting frame to an extended position by utilizing the linkage of the first supporting unit and the second supporting unit; or the second supporting frame is able to be received toward the first supporting frame to a received position by lifting up a handle portion of the first supporting frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung-Huo CHEN
  • 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: 8292321
    Abstract: A golf bag cart foldable device includes a bottom cart stand having a plate joint in pinned connection with a rear wheel frame to connect to rear wheels and is connected to a bag base. The bottom of the bag base is further joined to a front wheel frame, to connect to the front wheel. An upper cart stand is pivotally connected to the plate joint. A sliding chunk set, slideable along the bottom cart stand, includes an active sliding chunk and a passive sliding chunk. A link set is connected to the upper cart stand, the bottom cart stand, the front wheel frame, the rear wheel frames and the sliding chunk set respectively. A folding joint has a buckle for release of the folding joint. Simultaneous unfolding or folding can be accomplished, followed by locking for the folding joint, to facilitate handiness in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Unique Product & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon Liao
  • Patent number: 8276924
    Abstract: A golf bag carrier comprising a vertical bar, foldable wheels installed on the vertical bar; a fixing band installed on the vertical bar to fix the golf bag, a supporting plate that is coupled to a lower end of the vertical bar such that it is unfolded when the golf bag is loaded thereon and folded when the golf bag is unloaded therefrom, a first support that is fixed at an upper portion of the vertical bar to support the golf bag, an elevating bar that is coupled to an upper end of the vertical bar by a height adjusting unit, and a second support that is installed to support an upper end of the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: King Tiger Corp.
    Inventor: Jung Han Kim
  • Publication number: 20120217727
    Abstract: A wheeled collapsible stand for a power driven machine includes first and second frame units pivotally connected to each other and respectively pivotally connected to a tabletop bracing member that is adapted to support the machine thereon. The first frame unit includes front and rear frames pivotally coupled to each other such that the front frame is movable from an unfolded position to a folded position to displace the tabletop bracing member from a working position to a collapsed position. An extendible lifting unit is disposed to provide a lift to a front end of the tabletop bracing member to move toward the working position, and a buffer during movement of the tabletop bracing member to the collapsed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: P & F Brother Industrial Corporation
    Inventor: Jackie Lee
  • Publication number: 20120187662
    Abstract: Carriers for loads are disclosed, especially beach use, e.g. as beach carriers or for transporting kayaks or canoes. A foldable assembly of two elongate members (1, 2) forms a frame, the two members being pivotally connected at one end (3), and their other ends carrying wheels (10, 11). A support strap (6) or foldable support between the elongate members, and the members themselves, forms a stable base for the load, and the wheels (10, 11) enable it to be pushed or pulled along. Preferably the wheels (10, 11) are hemispherical with their axes of rotation inclined downwardly and outwardly with respect to the elongate load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: FILLABALL HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Martin Philip Riddiford
  • Publication number: 20120175861
    Abstract: A collapsible folding stand for use with an object that is attached to the stand. In the closed position, the stand is generally vertically oriented with the object attached to a top frame. To open the stand a locking mechanism is released which enables a folding mechanism supporting the top frame to unfold in a manner whereby the rear legs having wheels that separate from forward side struts which contact the ground, with the center of gravity of the object being positioned between the wheels and the front ground contact points so that the weight of the object tends to separate the same and bring the top frame into a generally horizontal position. To move the stand to its closed position, the handle is lifted to move the top frame to its generally vertical closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Ramon Tam, Brian Taylor
  • Patent number: 8191921
    Abstract: A utility trailer, as for example may be towed behind a vehicle, is disclosed. A description of the assembly, reconfiguration, expandability and folding of the trailer is described. The trailer is easy to store, manufacture, reconfigure and disassemble in large measure due to the unique repeated nature of the main frame components. The frame components can also be removed from the trailer assembly and reconfiguring into different useful devices. The reconfiguration requires minimal additional hardware and is further simplified by the locking mechanisms, located at the connection locations of is each frame panel. The trailer/accessory system also offers advantages over other trailers in that it may be maintained by replacement of common panel components. The wheel assemblies are also collapsible to further reduce necessary storage space and shipping requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: RPH Engineering
    Inventor: Ryan P Hyde
  • Patent number: 8128115
    Abstract: A garbage can cart having a rectangular platform base and back, front and side walls in which one or more garbage cans may be placed for storage and transport for disposal. The platform base is supported by a pair of wheels at the rear and a U-bar below the front of the base. A handle bar protrudes upward from the rear wall and curves rearward past the wheels for manually moving the cart. A tow adapter comprising a pair of straps is connected to the rear wall below the handle, the straps extending to distal tow block(s) that may be placed in the trunk of a vehicle and secured therein by closing the trunk. Pulling the tow straps tilts the cart backward about its wheels and lifts the U-bar support from the ground until the handle abuts the tow straps, thereby allowing towing of the cart behind the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Jerome Byrd
  • Patent number: 8091904
    Abstract: A diver's station and umbilical cart neatly stores the umbilical cord and other various items used in hookah diving and has a frame made from various bars of aluminum stock. A set of wheels is pivotally attached to one end of the frame while a handle is attached to an opposing end. A seat is telescoping attached to the frame proximate the wheels. A first set of legs extends upwardly from the frame proximate the handle and has a first tray there atop, while a second set of legs extends upwardly from the frame between the first legs and the seat and has a second tray there atop. A telescoping post extends upwardly from the frame and passes through the second tray, the post having a T-brace there atop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventors: Michael A. Zinszer, Daniel Walsh, Terry Johnson
  • Patent number: 8087678
    Abstract: Combination cart and stand device comprised of a main frame assembly, a wheel assembly operatively coupled proximate to one end of the main frame assembly, and inner and outer support members pivotally coupled to the main frame assembly at a location distal from said wheel assembly wherein the main frame assembly, the inner support member, and the outer support member nest together to form a folded cart configuration while the main frame supports a liquid dispensing container which is transported by wheels of the wheel assembly rolling along an underlying surface of the device and wherein the inner and outer support members pivot apart and the main frame assembly pivots to an inverted elevated position for forming a stand configuration for supporting the liquid dispensing container in an elevated liquid dispensing position. Other types of containers can also be employed with the combination cart and stand device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Adam Nowak
  • Patent number: 8061722
    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: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventors: Nathan L. Price, James T. Jansen
  • Publication number: 20110215542
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a chassis comprising a front portion and a rear portion. A main member is joined to the chassis between the front portion and the rear portion for rotation in a generally vertical plane. A folding member is joined to the rear portion of the chassis for rotation in a generally vertical plane. A handle is joined to a top end of the folding member. A connector member is joined to the bottom end of the handle and joined to the main member. A locking device comprises a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is joined to the connector member. The second portion is joined to the main member where a rotation of the handle in a first direction mates the first portion to the second portion, and a rotation of the handle in a second direction folds the apparatus down to the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Jonathan Hwan Wang
  • Patent number: 7997594
    Abstract: A transportable caddy for sports equipment provides multiple storage containers and structures for storing sports equipment in a secured frame, providing a ball rack with a release means allowing for the balls to be intentionally released into the playing arena, storage containers for clean and dirty sports gear, sports markers and hardware, refreshment containers, and other items associated with a particular sport, primarily soccer, basketball, baseball or other sport which requires the transport of bulk equipment to and from the practice or playing venues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventors: Davood Mortazavi, James Schroeder
  • Patent number: 7967325
    Abstract: A hand-propelled or vehicle-towed convertible deer cart incorporates side walls that are locked vertically when collapsed to a first geometry of very small size for storage and transport, and also when readily reconfigured for use as a larger transport cart or trailer. When further reconfigured for use as a hunting stand, the side walls are pivoted from vertical to horizontal and form a part of a larger platform in combination with the cart bed. A pair of ladders may be stored within the cart bed when configured as a transport cart. The ladders are pivoted about their longitudinal axis to convert to the larger transport cart, and then extended to full-length ladders in the hunting stand geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventors: Roger A. Burton, John R. Hendrickson