One- Or Two-wheeled Patents (Class 280/652)
  • Patent number: 7963531
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a collapsible cart adapted for use in recreational areas. The cart includes a body, a support platform, and a first wheel assembly and a second wheel assembly. Each wheel assembly includes a frame and a wheel adapted to slide along the frame. The frame includes a pivot point that reorients wheels from a stowed position to a deployed position. The cart may further include removable fences, as well as a foldable backstop. In use, the cart may be 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 further be integrated into a chair such that the platform provides a seat and a seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Foldable Stuff, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph E. Panigot
  • Patent number: 7959182
    Abstract: An apparatus for a hunter. The apparatus has a preformed body with a plurality of adjustable supports to brace the body in an upright position. The apparatus has removable wheels and is foldable for transport. It may be pulled over land or ice. Accessories are an overhead awning and a removable side skirt. The apparatus is easily assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel R. Klein
  • Patent number: 7946609
    Abstract: A compactable wheeled transport system with a first pivotal shelf for ease of transporting a first object in a first mode of operation. A compactable wheeled transport system with a second pivotal shelf for use as a work surface and support a second object thereon. Additionally, a pivotal foot is disclosed for stabilization of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Johnson, Melissa A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7931141
    Abstract: A golf bag carrier includes a pivot adjusting unit, at least one strut pivotally coupled to the pivot adjusting unit and adjusted in an angle with respect to a ground by the pivot adjusting unit, at least one wheel coupled to a lower end of the strut to move the golf bag, a fixing plate to which the pivot adjusting unit having the strut and the wheel are fixed, a vertical bar that is fixedly installed on a central portion of the fixing plate, and a fixing unit that is installed on the golf bag to detachably fix the vertical bar on the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: King Tiger Corp.
    Inventor: Jung-Han Kim
  • Patent number: 7891676
    Abstract: A portable utility transport adaptable to multiple wheel and axel combinations. The wheelbase is adjustable and the undercarriage is pivotal permitting them to fold under the carrier frame in a stowed orientation. The elongated guidance frame creates a lever utilizing the rolling fulcrum over the front or rear wheels. The guidance frame is pivotally attached to the carrier frame allow it to be laid virtually flat upon the carrier frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Bruce Clark Putman
  • Patent number: 7862053
    Abstract: A golf bag cart foldable device includes a bottom cart stand having a link segment at its top, where both sides of the link segment each is in pinned connection with a rear wheel frame, which has its bottom end join the rear wheel, and the bottom cart stand is provided with a slider at the bottom of the link segment. An upper cart stand is in pinned connection with the link segment at its bottom, and has a bracket at its top, where the bracket couples to a mount at its one end. A handle bar is joined the mount at its bottom at which an angle adjustable joint is located, and has a score board at its top. A linkage set comprises a first linkage being set up between the upper cart stand and the slider, a second linkage being set up between the slider and the rear wheel frame, and a third linkage being set up between the mount and the first linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Unique Product & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon Liao
  • Publication number: 20100308563
    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: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Trevor Martin
  • Patent number: 7841615
    Abstract: A swing arm assembly becomes a balancing mechanism for a foldable telescope golf cart. The swing arm assembly adjusts the inclined angle of the golf beg on the golf cart, and thus adjusts the location of the center of gravity of the cart. The golf cart is maintained in a balanced state when the center of gravity falls upon the centerline of the cart wheels. The golf cart and swing arm assembly can be converted from compact size to full size, or vice versa, by a single action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: David Yang
  • Publication number: 20100276911
    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: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: KING TIGER CORP.
    Inventor: Jung Han Kim
  • Patent number: 7823907
    Abstract: The present invention features a garbage caddy comprising (a) a four-sided enclosure formed by a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side, (b) a base disposed within the enclosure and attached thereto, the base having a top side and a bottom side, and (c) a first wheel removably and rotatably mounted to a side of the first side, and a second wheel removably and rotatably mounted to a side of the third side. The first side and third side extend downwardly from the bottom side of the base to form a set of skis. The top side of the base has at least one slot 118a for snugly holding a trash receptacle 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: John A. Coholan
  • Patent number: 7819407
    Abstract: A cart assembly includes a frame that has an axle extending across a lower end thereof. Handles are included that have slotted and telescoping upper and lower sections. A transport platform is pivotally connected to each handle base and the axle, and folds against the handles. The platform has an arm wrapped about a major axle circumference. The arm has a gap formed therein. A horizontal support bar is positioned at an assembly top end, and is vertically raised and lowered for adjusting an assembly height. Horizontal members are included that form a part of the frame and extend between the handles below the horizontal support bar. Each horizontal member has hooks rotatably mounted therearound and further is slidably displaced along longitudinal lengths of the horizontal members. Wheels are rotatably mounted about opposed axle ends. A mechanism is included for prohibiting the platform from biasing downwardly from a raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Marian Charitun
  • Patent number: 7793744
    Abstract: A cart apparatus includes a frame for receiving game. The frame includes a pair of side supports and a plurality of lateral supports that are attached to and extend between the side supports. A netting material is attached to the frame and extends between the side supports. An axle is rotatably coupled to the frame. The axle extends between the side supports and has a pair of opposite ends. A pair of wheels is attached to the axle. Each of the wheels is positioned adjacent to one of the opposite ends. A motor is mounted to the frame. A drive shaft is mechanically coupled to the motor and to the axle. The motor rotates the wheels when the drive shaft is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Frank D. Hardie
  • Patent number: 7775530
    Abstract: An integrated multi-purpose deployment field system enables a user to build a plurality of field pieces of equipment for field use in recreation, rescue, medicine, military operations, disaster relief and non-motorized cargo hauling. The system includes assembling the field equipment from a plurality of interchangeable T-shaped load support components. Each load support component has a generally horizontal load support member which is configured to support a particular type of load in the field, and a generally vertically extending support strut which extends from a midsection of the horizontal load support member. A load support attachment, such as a wheel axle or a cross brace, engages with each horizontal load support member, and joins the horizontal support members so that the T-shaped load support components, vertical struts, and load support attachments form a load bearing structure when assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Valiant Rock LLC
    Inventor: Charles W. Darling, III
  • Publication number: 20100171290
    Abstract: This saw stand is a mobile unit, via a built-in hand truck design which enables the end user to transport common table saws and equipment to the location of the project being undertaken. The unit quickly folds out into a fully supporting work bench for actual use of the saw and/or equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 7712752
    Abstract: A storage device for transporting equipment includes a housing having a base end, a pair of retractable wheels, and a foot operated actuator for retracting and extending the wheels from the housing. The housing defines at least one compartment for storing the equipment. The housing has a handle at an upper end thereof, an open front defining an opening into the housing, and a door for selectively closing the open front. The actuator is coupled to a lower end of the housing towards its base end. Actuation of the actuator displaces the wheels between retracted and extended positions while the housing is resting on its base end. A user while grasping the handle depresses a foot pedal component of the actuator to extend the wheels against the resiliently biased return force of a spring. A manually operated latch releases the wheels to their retracted position urged by the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventor: Jack Horning
  • Patent number: 7708299
    Abstract: A frameless modular trailer for towing behind a motor vehicle is provided. The trailer is made of slidably coupled extrusions for easy assembly. The front and side panels include a protrusion on the top surface. This protrusion allows for the stacking of additional panels for vary the height of the trailer. Additionally, one of a variety of top panels may be stacked on the front and side panels to multiple configurations for securing objects within the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Smart Transport Solutions
    Inventors: Bernard Duval, Scott Boyd, Joel Nehring, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 7703795
    Abstract: A device that serves multiple purposes by being transformable between various states. In one state, the device operates as a cart such as is typical for transporting items to the beach for fishing or sunbathing. In another state, the device operates as a chair with a back to provide seating for a user. Finally, the device can also be adjusted to a storage state which decreases its size for easy storage. The device can be adjusted between the various states without having to use tools or without having to worry about storing, securing or keeping track of a bunch of lose parts. The device is particular well suited for fishing and can include fishing pole holders, a shade panel and cup holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: John Thomas Williamson
  • Patent number: 7677591
    Abstract: The beach cart has two arcuate rails having two ends. Upon one end, the rails have a handle and on the other end, an axle and a pivoting plate. The axle spans the rails and has two wheels. The plate attaches to each rail at a hinge. The plate pivots from a position perpendicular to the rails to a position folded upon the rails. When unfolded, the plate supports cargo, and when folded, the plate supports a tabletop as the handle is positioned down and the cart positioned flat. Between the rails, a curved panel stiffens the cart. The curved panel has a tube in communication with two openings for carrying an umbrella. Centered at the crest of the panel, an aperture receives a beach umbrella when the invention is placed down at the beach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: R. Craig Chapman
  • Patent number: 7651117
    Abstract: A collapsible trailer apparatus which can be used in an extended length and stored in a collapsed and/or partially disassembled state. End members slideably fit within frame tubes and offer telescoping length choice of the apparatus. Side rails are removable, as are side panels. Side rails and side panels are available in varied length choices. The tongue is slideably fitted and adjustable in length. Prop legs are provided for upright storage. No tools are required for assembly, disassembly, or use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Inventor: Gregory R. McGee
  • Patent number: 7648155
    Abstract: This saw stand is a mobile unit, via a built-in hand truck design which enables the end user to transport common table saws and equipment to the location of the project being undertaken. The unit quickly folds out into a fully supporting work bench for actual use of the saw and/or equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 7641235
    Abstract: A transporting dolly attachable to a vehicle includes a metal frame having a base with a top surface and a bottom surface mounted on opposed peripheral side brackets, a peripheral front bracket and a peripheral rear bracket. A center support member and outer support members are secured to the bottom surface of the base. The center support member is integrally formed as a hitch connector to engage with a conventional trailer hitch receiver. The top surface of the base provides an area to carry cargo. Swivel jacks are mounted on the frame to allow the frame to be raised and lowered, and additionally provide means to move the dolly with an attached demountable handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventor: Craig Anduss
  • Patent number: 7614628
    Abstract: A collapsible wheeled cart for carrying cases comprises a handle, a support platform for a carrying case pivotally connected to a lower end of the handle, a pair of wheel arms each having an outer end carrying a wheel and an inner end pivotally connected to the lower end of the handle, and an actuator operable to effect movement of the platform and wheel arms in unison from a non-deployed position in a collapsed configuration for the cart to a deployed position in an expanded configuration for the cart. The actuator is operable by a user applying a single manual operative motion to the actuator, which serves to expand the depth and width of the cart when it is placed in the expanded configuration from the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: EZM, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles S. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 7607680
    Abstract: A luggage trolley comprises a baseboard, a pull handle and running wheels. The running wheels are respectively rotatably fixed at two ends of an underside of the baseboard. The pull handle is fixed on the first baseboard periphery and its extending direction and a running direction of the running wheels are in a same plane surface. A foldable board is pivotably connected to a second baseboard periphery. A supporting axis which is parallel to the axle is disposed at an underside of the foldable board. A movable supporting stand is rotationally fixed on the supporting axis. One end of a spiral spring is fixed on the supporting axis and an opposite end thereof is fixed on a hook disposed on the movable supporting stand at a predetermined distance from the supporting axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Kam Ming Li
  • Patent number: 7600765
    Abstract: A hand truck includes a frame, a telescopic handle pivotally connected with the frame, and a joint structure assembled between the frame and the handle. The frame is disposed with a collapsible wheel unit adjustable in position, and the handle and the frame can be bent and extended to a proper length and then fixed in position so that a user can push the hand truck with convenience. Further, the hand truck can be shaped alternately into a two-wheel vertical truck or a four-wheel platform hand truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Haiming Tsai
  • Patent number: 7588254
    Abstract: A garment transportation and the drying device is provided with a transportation frame for carrying a container for garments, and a drying frame, the drying frame being deployable for supporting garments to be dried when the device is used in drying mode. The transportation frame provides support for a container such as a hockey bag and may be mounted on wheels to operate as a dolly. The drying frame includes a series of drying supports, preferably in the form of cantilevered arms extending from a central support post. Items to be dried such as gloves, etc., may be slid over the free ends of the cantilevered arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventor: Kenneth Anthony
  • Patent number: 7566069
    Abstract: A portable shopping cart that allows an individual to both collect items when shopping and then conveniently store the shopping cart when done by folding it up into a small, packable space. The shopping cart includes a lower mounted platform that can be folded up against a stand when the shopping cart is not in use. Furthermore, the shopping cart includes a telescoping stand that supports a pair of handlebars for properly grasping and steering the shopping cart when it is being used. An extendible arm is attached to the telescoping stand for pushing the cart and for hanging items from the arm over the platform, along with a basket that is attached to the telescoping stand for general storage needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Inventors: Francisco E. Ortega, Walter Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20090127829
    Abstract: A folding cart (20) includes a frame (22) having a first extendable leg and a second extendable leg. A bag support (30) connects the first extendable leg with the second extendable leg and defines a first plate (44) adjacent the first extendable leg. A second plate (46) is defined on the bag support (30) adjacent the second extendable leg. A vertical hinge (48) rotatably connects the first plate (44) with the second plate (46) such that the first plate (44) can rotate relative to the second plate (46) about a bag support (30) axis of rotation such that the cart (20) is can be folded when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Wendell A. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20090026734
    Abstract: A cart that can be collapsed into a clamshell case. The cart comprises a collapsible container extending from a top surface of a bottom shell, a handgrip disposed close to the container for steering the cart, and a plurality of wheels for rolling the cart; the wheels attached to the top shell. The cart further comprises a top shell hinged to the bottom shell such that the top shell can be closed over the bottom shell thereby forming the clamshell case; the top shell to close over the bottom shell only when the container is collapsed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: EDWARD R. HOLZMAN
  • Publication number: 20090026735
    Abstract: A apparatus and method for transporting oversized objects, particularly substantially flat or planar objects. In certain embodiments the object is a material in sheet form, such as a wood sheet, metal sheet, dry wall, and the like, or a narrow object such as bed mattresses, tabletops, mirrors and plate glass, doors and the like. Preferably the object is capable of being transported by a single person. In certain embodiments the apparatus is structured to be capable of transporting a mattress through an open doorway without unloading the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: David J. Watzke
  • Patent number: 7464947
    Abstract: The hand truck or dolly of the present invention is capable of multi-directional movement and provides an operator with complete control of movement and directional choice for the hand truck without having to remove his hands from a handgrip location to achieve mechanical adjustments of the wheels. Rather, an operator may adjust a wheel index position on-the-fly by means of a trigger assembly to rotate a wheel assembly about a vertical axis of rotation within a range of motion of approximately 100 degrees. The two, independent wheel assemblies of the hand truck of the present invention achieve multi-directional movement through positioning of the wheels in a standard index position allowing for forward and backward movement, a lateral index position allowing for lateral, or side to side, movement, or a rotational index position allowing for rotational movement, such as for cornering and circular movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: Richard Lewis Cortese
  • Patent number: 7445216
    Abstract: A multifunctional handcart includes a main body, a telescopically arranged handle assembly retractably mounted on the main body, an adjusting seat adjustably mounted on the handle assembly, and a foldable table pivotally mounted on the adjusting seat. Thus, the table is fully expanded to place a notebook computer so that a user can operate notebook computer easily and conveniently. In addition, the adjusting seat is adjustably mounted on the handle assembly by the screw member to adjust the height of the table so as to fit users of different statures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: EHT Worldwide Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Horng-Ren Chou
  • Patent number: 7441785
    Abstract: A foldable handcart can be carried about on its wheels after being folded. The handcart has a handle structure. The lower ends of the handle structure are pivotally coupled to a frame. The frame is formed of a pair of tubes. The lower ends of the tubes are pivotally coupled to a block board. The block board can be rotated upward to contact the frame. The lower ends of the tubes are respectively sleeved by a toothed ring which engages with the teeth on the top of a sleeving tube of a wheel seat. The other side of the wheel seat is pivotally coupled to a wheel. When the block board is rotated upward, the back wall of the block board is still apart from the ground by an appropriate distance, and the wheels can thus contact the ground. Thereby, the handcart can be easily carried about on its wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Yewe Yih Enterprise Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Chun-Sheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 7441286
    Abstract: A portable utility sink with a cart that is collapsible for easy transport in a car. A detachable sink that sits on top of the cart when open. The faucet has the fresh water container attached above to allow for a downward flow of water that makes this sink powerless. The garden hose as a water source when stationary a location that has optional connection ability. The back wheels are for moving the cart. The crossbar is for support of the cart. The retractable handle is for leverage to move, open, close and to fold the cart. The utility sink cart becomes collapsible by pivoting the handle with legs to fold up in a vertical dimension. The pulling of the upward motin starts to collapse reduce in breadth and width. The action is reversed to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventor: Alice Lenora Taylor Parker
  • Patent number: 7438300
    Abstract: A hand truck for carrying and transporting an object comprises a frame having a base and a back arranged in a generally L-shaped configuration. The frame is supported by at least a pair of wheels for rolling over the ground. An object may be placed on the base for using the hand truck to move the object. A retainer has a loading position in which the retainer is sufficiently clear of the base to allow the object to be slid onto the base. After the object is slid onto the base, the retainer may be raised to a transport position in which the retainer at least partially encircles the object to hold the retainer on the base. The retainer may be releasably latched in the transport position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Miller Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry J. Zien, Nathan J. Friberg
  • 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: 7416193
    Abstract: The carpenter saw transporter assembly (20) includes a rectangular plate (32) with a flange (44) for supporting the saw machine (22). A plurality of wheel assemblies (46) are mounted on the flange (44) for transporting the saw machine (22). A mounting rail (52) has a width (Wt) less than the width (Wp) of the plate (32) and is disposed on the plate (32) and presents male or female undercuts (58) between a top portion (54) and a bottom portion (56). The saw machine (22) includes clamps (28) that can be inserted under and mechanically retained by the undercuts (58). A handle tunnel (62) extends into the mounting rail (52) for disposing a slidable handle (60). A locking mechanism (76) is disposed on the mounting rail (52) for locking the handle (60) in various positions. A plurality of docking strips (82) are disposed on the plate (32) for elevating the position of which the clamps (28) are received and eliminating mechanical contacts between the plate (32) and the cranks (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas S. Barnett
  • Patent number: 7407187
    Abstract: A chassis braking system for braking a chassis includes a braking unit including a braking surface biased toward a road surface on which the chassis runs and having a first state where movement of the braking surface toward the road surface is locked and a second state where the braking surface abuts against the road surface. A control unit releases the lock of the braking unit and shifts the braking unit from the first state to the second state when predetermined conditions are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takekazu Kakinuma, Hiroaki Morikawa
  • Patent number: 7398990
    Abstract: A hand truck includes a bottom base, a reinforcing member, a positing device and a handle. The bottom base consists of a U-shaped tube and a bottom plate combined vertically with a lower end of the U-shaped tube, which has two elongate side vertical portions provided with a lengthwise center hole. The reinforcing member has two side vertical tubes and two lateral rods fixed between the two side vertical tubes, which fit tightly around an intermediate section of the two side vertical portions of the U-shaped for upgrading the strength of the U-shaped tube. The position device is to stabilize the handle at an adjusted position after moved up and down and adjusted in its height relative to the U-shaped tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventor: Haiming Tsai
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080135550
    Abstract: A collapsible container having a generally spiral longitudinal frame and a top frame operatively connected to the longitudinal frame. The container also includes a bottom frame operatively connected to the longitudinal frame. The bottom frame is generally rounded and positioned generally parallel to the top frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Linda K. Williams
  • Publication number: 20080078683
    Abstract: A golf bag carrier includes a pivot adjusting unit, at least one strut pivotally coupled to the pivot adjusting unit and adjusted in an angle with respect to a ground by the pivot adjusting unit, at least one wheel coupled to a lower end of the strut to move the golf bag, a fixing plate to which the pivot adjusting unit having the strut and the wheel are fixed, a vertical bar that is fixedly installed on a central portion of the fixing plate, and a fixing unit that is installed on the golf bag to detachably fix the vertical bar on the golf bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: KING TIGER CORP.
    Inventor: Jung-Han KIM
  • Patent number: 7347443
    Abstract: A golf club bag assembly is shown for carrying a plurality of golf clubs therein. The bag assembly comprises an elongated spine having upper end and a lower end, an upper frame member attached to the upper end of the spine at a first acute angle with respect thereto, a lower frame member attached to the lower end of the spine at a second acute angle with respect thereto, a resilient enclosure attached to the spine and the upper and lower frame members, and wherein the first angle is equal to the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Inventor: Michael R. Barton
  • Patent number: 7287777
    Abstract: A collapsible hand-operated hauling device is structured of sturdy, yet lightweight material for hauling matter, and is structured to be collapsed or folded into a smaller size so that the hauling device can be lifted and stored, on a wall for example, or placed in a car trunk or truck bed for transport, for example. The collapsible hand-operated hauling device generally comprises a bed, having sections that fold together, at least one handle and a wheel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: A.G. Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jace Agee, Ruth Agee
  • Patent number: 7287765
    Abstract: The sports bag assembly, which can accommodate the transportation and storage of sports equipment, entails a fully and permanently assembled integral transportation system comprising two or more wheels. The wheels can be deployed and retracted with a single mechanical movement, and may be stowed within the geometry of a traditional golf bag. The golf bag assembly will fit within the recessed areas of platforms attached to the rear of motorized carts; within conventional storage racks, lockers, and auto trunks typically found around golf courses and in residences; and within traditional golf travel cover containers or systems. The golf bag assembly also includes a ventilated club storage compartment, to facilitate the drying of grips, and drainage in the event of inclement weather. The golf bag assembly includes a support and suspension system that restrains the grip ends of clubs, thereby stabilizing and enhancing the protection of clubs during transport and play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Inventors: Howard L. Murphy, Thomas F. Gardner
  • Publication number: 20070194560
    Abstract: The invention provides a cart for transporting objects, such as game, that can be folded into a closed configuration for easy transportation and storage. In the open configuration, the cart is suitable for transporting heavy objects over difficult terrain. The cart has an angled frame such that it cradles the object retained thereon. The cart is designed such that an object can be easily loaded onto the cart. For example, the cart may be pivoted downward to minimize the distance that the object being loaded on the cart needs to be lifted, and the cart also has one or more rollers that allow the object to be slidably loaded and positioned on the cart. The cart may additionally have retaining straps to secure an object to the cart. Finally, the cart has forward wheels that allow the cart to be easily loaded into a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventor: Timothy W. Zink
  • Patent number: 7255355
    Abstract: A portable collapsible stand includes first, second, and third support frames, a work surface frame, and a telescoping strut pivotably connected to the first and work surface frames. The second frame projects perpendicularly from a lower portion of the first frame. A first end of the third frame is rotatably connected to an upper portion of the first frame such that the third frame pivots from a first parallel position to a second perpendicular position with respect to the first frame. An upper portion of the work surface frame is rotatably connected to the upper portion of the first frame. In operation, the stand can assume a collapsed position in which the first, third and work surface frames are generally parallel, and an operating position in which the third frame and first frame are perpendicular and the work surface frame and surface supporting the stand are parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: MK Diamond Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Chisholm, Shawn Tsung, Paulo Carrolo
  • Publication number: 20070170700
    Abstract: Product trolleys include a base, a sling assembly, and a roller assembly. The base includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall opposing the first sidewall, and an endwall extending between the first and second sidewalls. The base defines an inner surface, a first open end, a second open end opposite the first open end, and a top opening opposite the endwall. The base includes a spring action between the first sidewall and the second sidewall, such that the base is configured to be flexed to receive and releasably secure the product between the first and the second sidewalls. The sling assembly is secured to the base and includes a substantially flexible body formed of sheet material. The roller assembly is secured to the base proximate the endwall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Holly Robbins, Sergio Gedanke, Linda R. Heath, Jeanette L. Carrell
  • Patent number: 7229080
    Abstract: A golf bag assembly including a frame with demountable wheels (2) and wheel struts (5), wherein the wheels (2) and wheel struts (20) may be disassembled and stored inside the bottom of the golf bag, represents an improvement with respect to function and space taken up by the golf bag e.g. inside a car trunk. Such a bag may also be equipped with supporting legs, where such legs optionally, but preferably, may be extended from a resting position to an operating position for supporting the golf bag during use in an inclined, upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Inventor: Bernt Haugen
  • Patent number: 7219919
    Abstract: A transportable storage container for securely storing construction tools that is readily moved around the job site by a single person and is readily towed behind a vehicle without the need to load and unload the storage container prior to and after transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: Dennis Tipton
  • Patent number: 7204509
    Abstract: The bar cart is composed of individual components to be assembled and readily disassembled in a knock-down manner. A body frame is made of four individual skeletal rectangular frames which are interconnected in spaced apart relation. Spacers between the individual frames of the body frame fit into slots in vertical plates on the leg frames to provide for a rigid connection between the body frame and the two leg frames. A table top fits onto outstanding arms of the leg frames and interlocks with the arms to provide a rigid structure. Guides are provided in the body frame to define compartments for receiving bottles and containers as well as to define a recess for receiving a cooler. The bar cart is transportable via wheels and is disassembled without tools into a compact condition for storage in a minimum of space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Telescope Casual Furniture Company
    Inventor: William M. Vanderminden