One- Or Two-wheeled Patents (Class 280/652)
  • Patent number: 7188859
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a shopping bag carrier is described which is light in weight, easily portable by collapsing to a very small foot print and is simple to manufacture and use without complex mechanisms and linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Inventors: Kelly L. Hardin, Gregory T. Hardin, Robert C. Brockmann
  • Patent number: 7188844
    Abstract: Seating apparatus features a body including a seat and a lid which is pivotable with respect to the body between a retracted position and an extended position in which the lid defines a cover for the seat. In the retracted position, the lid cooperates with the body to enclose the seat against use. The lid is attached to the body at a pivot point which is positioned adjacent to the seat. When the lid is pivoted into the extended position, the apparatus includes a telescopic member positioned between the lid and the body to enable the lid to be supported open. The body includes a plurality of steps and can be fitted with one or more wheels to allow movement of the apparatus and to permit tilting of the apparatus into a position whereat the seat is located uppermost and the steps enable climbing into the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Inventor: Jason Mark Hinds
  • Patent number: 7185911
    Abstract: A cart for transporting objects is provided. The cart includes a base structure supported on a plurality of wheels. An elongated tongue is telescopically mounted to an underside of the base structure and is movable between an extended position, wherein the tongue extends in front of the cart, and a retracted position, wherein the tongue is disposed under the cart. A hitch apparatus is mounted to the base structure at the posterior end thereof. The hitch apparatus includes a hitch for receiving a tongue of another cart and a locking assembly for locking the tongue to the hitch. The locking assembly includes a pin movable between locking and release positions. A tongue actuator is connected to the tongue and is operable, upon manipulation by an operator, to move the tongue from the retracted position to the extended position, while a hitch actuator is connected to the pin of the locking assembly and is operable, upon manipulation by an operator, to move the pin from the locking position to the release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joel Leverett
  • Patent number: 7175188
    Abstract: Device for transporting a load comprises a chassis including two longitudinal girders crossing each other so as to form the general shape of an asymmetrical X, the height of the V of the upper portion being equal to N times the height of the V of the lower portion (e.g. N=3). A device for support on the ground is arranged at the lower end of the lower V. while the ends of the legs of the upper V comprise handles. Braces are provided to ensure a parallelism between an axis of a supporting element of the support device, and a straight line connecting the ends of the handles. The load is placed at least partially on a seat formed by two cross members that are arranged on either side of the crossing point of the longitudinal girders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Francois Joncourt
  • Patent number: 7172207
    Abstract: A collapsible cart comprising two elongate handle bars, four vertical telescoping bars, two main vertical supports, two horizontal cross-bars, two anchor blocks, four diagonal pivoting support bars, and two wheel assemblies, wherein each telescoping bar is fixedly attached at one end to a horizontal cross-bar and rotatably attached at the other end to a handle bar, wherein each vertical support is attached at one end to an anchor block, wherein each handle bar slides up and down on a vertical support, wherein each horizontal cross-bar is attached at one end to a telescoping bar and at the other end to another telescoping bar, wherein each diagonal pivoting support bar is rotatably attached at one end to the horizontal cross-bar on one side of the cart and at the other end to the handle bar on the other side of the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: Terry Henry
  • Patent number: 7168729
    Abstract: The tree stand/game cart kit of the present invention comprises a pair of bracket assemblies wherein the bracket assemblies further comprise a bracket portion, an axle segment and a wheel. Still furthermore, the tree stand/game cart kit of the present invention comprises a tow bar assembly further comprising a pair of brackets for attaching to a wide variety of ladders or tree stands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: Michael R. Wagner
  • Patent number: 7159878
    Abstract: A mobile back-pack for sports or military use is disclosed. A back-pack is devised in the form of a cabinet having the shape of a trapezoid, the cabinet being rotatably secured to a disc. The disc is dimensioned so as to permit an operator to grasp a handgrip railing at the top of the cabinet and then propel the disc at the operator's side. The cabinet glides smoothly within the circumference of the disc, riding on a peripherally positioned track within the disc. A battery powered motor and drive wheel propelled version of the mobile back-pack is also disclosed. Built-in support legs provide stability for the mobile back-pack in an upright, stationary position. Door latch secured trays within the cabinet provide for storing items to be transported, and for easy access to the items when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Matthew M. Mc Kenna
  • Patent number: 7150465
    Abstract: A mission adaptable multi-purpose, collapsible portable cart/utility table, for use in emergency response and disaster situations, camping, hunting and other outdoors activities, which carries medical rescue carts, canoes, small boats, game, or hauled cargo by hand. The portable cart/utility table can be converted to a various uses and the portable cart/utility table can be folded down and transported within a wheeled bin, backpack, hand carried bag, canoe or boat. It transports injured persons or cargo over long, rough terrain and it can broken down into a carrying position, by hand or by back. The cart has optional removable clamps for clamping a conventional transportable carrier, such as a stretcher or stokes-type rescue carrier bed, thereto. The objects being carried can be held by clamps, by fasteners, or through the use of insertions with longitudinally extending channels. An optional pivotable kickstand and/or tie rods can stabilize the cart in a position of rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Inventor: Charles W. Darling, III
  • Patent number: 7144019
    Abstract: A garbage can which has: a) a bottom section; b) a top section; and c) a connecting means for connecting the bottom of the top section to the top of the bottom section. The bottom section has at least one axle; and at least one wheel. The top container defines a slanted bottom corresponding in shape to the slanted top of the bottom section so when separated the two sections defines a slanted opening. The slanted opening is at an angle less than 90 degrees from the back of the container. The axle tube has a first position and a second position along the container bottom. The first position and second position releasably hold the axle when the axle is in place. The bottom has a handle adjustable relative to the back of bottom section. The top section has a removable cover. The top section has a bag grip to hold a bag over the opening when the removable cover is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Equity Investor Group LLC
    Inventor: Nathaniel Lee
  • Patent number: 7134681
    Abstract: A handle assembly for converting a conventional yard cart for use in the manner of a wheelbarrow includes an L-shaped handle including a vertical portion and a horizontal portion. A socket member is connected to the yard cart tow bar which is normally coupled to a garden tractor. The handle member is connected to the socket member after the tow bar is uncoupled from the garden tractor thereby enabling the yard cart to be guided and moved by an operator in the manner of a wheelbarrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Inventor: Michael Timothy Jones
  • Patent number: 7128325
    Abstract: A utility stand accommodates and/or holds washing implements. The utility stand includes a tray, a hose receptacle and an open frame. The tray is defines at least one recess for accommodating washing implements and other useful items. The open frame includes a base, a first and second support leg and a first and second support assembly. The support legs and the support assemblies are pivotally connected to the tray such that the open frame is collapsible from an upright position for use and a collapsed position for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Inventor: Dean S. Garston
  • Patent number: 7097183
    Abstract: A trolley structure allowing synchronous retraction or extension of a stand and two wheels includes a main frame, wheel bases, retainers, a stand, and a handlebar; each wheel base inserted onto a respective rod of the main frame and fixed with the respective retainer; the stand pivoted to the retainers; the handlebar inserted into retractable holders of the main frame; a plurality of troughs provided at the bottom of each wheel base; a driven gear pivoted to the outer edge of each retainer; a plurality of checking members provided on the driven gear to be held in the troughs for driving the driven gear to rotate; and an active gear provided on a first pivoting holder of the stand to mesh with the driven gear to drive the driven gear to turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Best Caddy Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Shiu Su
  • Patent number: 7066475
    Abstract: A wheeled device useful for transporting and storing a wide variety of cargos, including cartons, crates, boxes and the like and which finds special utility in transporting and stowing musical equipment, such as amplifiers and speakers. The instant device includes vertical and horizontal elements, and further includes support arms having a variable width by which the cargo may be grasped and firmly held in place on the device. Use of a device according to the invention causes optimization of floor space required to store items on a moveable base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Bret E. Barnes
  • Patent number: 7063347
    Abstract: A main shaft and bottom bracket mounting arrangement for use in a golf cart is disclosed to include a bottom bracket holding a wheel axle with two wheels at the ends and a driving mechanism for rotating the wheels, a main shaft pivoted to a coupling frame at the bottom bracket, and a stop bar coupled to the coupling frame and supported on a spring member for locking the main shaft in the operative position and for enabling the main shaft to be turned out of the coupling frame to the collapsed position when the user pressed a press handle to lower the stop bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventor: David Wu
  • Patent number: 7044496
    Abstract: A stretcher carrier is provided for transporting and stabilizing sick and injured patients. The carrier can be quickly converted between a folded, storage configuration and operational configurations. The carrier includes a folding foot prop and a foot prop locking and release mechanism for changing the position of the foot prop. The carrier may also include conventional bicycle-type wheels or special all-terrain wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: David A. Holmes
  • Patent number: 7040635
    Abstract: A portable wheeled dolly for transporting a receptacle of articles, such as a quantity of baseballs to a practice field, where the dolly comprises a pair of spaced apart, elongated frame members, and a U-shaped handle engaging respective first ends of said frame members. Hingedly positioned along a midpoint of the of the frame members is a pivotal platform which functions as a transporting support surface for the receptacle, or as a seat in a static mode. A pair of wheels are provided in proximity to the second ends of the frame members, where the wheels are vertically spaced from the second ends to avoid ground contact in the static mode, but in rolling contact in the transporting mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventor: Bradford D. Remole
  • Patent number: 7032921
    Abstract: A cart may include a compartment to retain equipment or items. A first pair of handles may be extendable from a one end of the compartment and a second pair of handles may be extendable from another end of the compartment. The first and second pairs of handles may permit the cart to be simultaneously pushed and pulled. A pair of wheels may each be removably mounted to an axle on each side of the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Inventor: Jessee Jackson Swanner
  • Patent number: 7017940
    Abstract: A board carrier (100) comprising a holder (300, 400) for holding a plurality of boards; a body (200) mounting said holder (300, 400); a plurality of wheels (500) attached to the body (200) for contact with a ground surface; and a handle (600) associated with the body (200) to move said carrier (100); wherein the body (200) is formed from at least two sections (210, 220, 230), the sections (210, 220, 230) pivotally connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventor: Mark Hatfull
  • Patent number: 7017939
    Abstract: A multi-purpose, collapsible portable cart, for use in camping, hunting and other outdoors activities carries medical rescue carts, canoes, small boats, game, or hauled cargo by hand. The portable cart can be converted to a various uses and the portable cart can be folded down and transported within a backpack, hand carried bag, canoe or boat. It transports injured persons or cargo over long, rough terrain and it can broken down into a carrying position, by hand or by back. Its width can be varied to accommodate cargo of varying widths. Two or four wheeled versions can be assembled with axles and wheels. The cart has optional removable clamps for clamping a conventional transportable carrier, such as a stretcher or stokes-type rescue carrier bed, thereto. The objects being carried can be held by clamps, by fasteners, or through the use of insertions with longitudinally extending channels. An optional pivotable kickstand and/or tie rods can stabilize the cart in a position of rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventor: Charles W. Darling, III
  • Patent number: 6991251
    Abstract: An improved wheelbarrow includes a pair of legs that are each configured as four-bar linkages and are collapsible. The wheelbarrow includes a frame assembly, a wheel, a tray, and a pair of handles. The frame assembly can be assembled by the manufacturer. The wheelbarrow can then be assembled by the retailer or the consumer by simply attaching the wheel, the tray, and the handles to the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Tomchak, Barry R. Albert, Mike Lupey
  • Patent number: 6988736
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-functional infant-carrying device which functions as both an infant carrier and a carriage. The device includes a pair of front frame members which are arranged to slant forward and include a sling; a back seat for seating an infant; and support portions which extend backward from the front frame members to support the back seat so as to enable the control of the angle of the back seat. A handle is mounted at top ends of the front frame members, and wheels are mounted at bottom ends of the front frame members to contact the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Seoul National University Industry Foundation
    Inventor: Ho-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 6986527
    Abstract: A foldable transport device includes a center frame, side frames each pivotably connected to the center frame at opposite sides thereof for angular movement to a folded position where the side frames folded over the center frame and to an unfolded position; and cross members releasably secured to and extending between the side frames when the frames are unfolded. A cover, supported on the frames, may be used to provide a sheltered a space within the unfolded frame. The side frames function as runners in the unfolded position and have wheels for use in the folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Inventor: Steven R. Carver
  • Patent number: 6979019
    Abstract: Disclosed is a combined golf bag and golf cart. A support mechanism thereof comprises a lower support tube, an abutment tube, two link arms, a lower coupling tube, an upper support tube, a sliding tube, an upper coupling tube, and a retractable handle assembly. A pressing of a push button by a finger of one hand grasping a handle will unlock a wheel assembly for extending wheels outwardly prior to transporting along a playing field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Ramiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwei-Pao Chen
  • Patent number: 6955365
    Abstract: A collapsible shopping cart comprising, a container having a front portion, a rear portion and side portions connecting the front and rear portions, the side portions being foldable to allow collapsing of the container into a collapsed condition whereby the front and rear portion move closer to each other than in an uncollapsed condition, the container having a bottom portion and an open top, the bottom portion being connected by a hinge to one of the front portion and the rear portion and being pivotable about the hinge, at least one wheel being provided adjacent the bottom portion, the bottom portion being movable from a first position when the shopping cart is in the collapsed condition to a second position so as to form a bottom for the shopping cart when the shopping cart is in the uncollapsed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Giampavolo, Robert Shelton
  • Patent number: 6948724
    Abstract: A combination ramp and cart device includes a main frame and a pair of wheel support frames mounted thereon. In a ramp configuration the wheel support frames extend upwardly from the main frame and support respective front and back ends of ramp frames, which are removably mounted on the main frame. In a cart configuration the wheel support frames depend downwardly from the main frame and a pair of legs are mounted on the main frame to support same. In a cart configuration of the device, the main frame also mounts a trailer hitch frame. In another aspect of the invention, a hitch-mounted ramp device includes a hitch frame adapted for mounting on a vehicle and a pair of ramps adapted for mounting on the hitch frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Inventor: Dennis L. Davis
  • Patent number: 6942228
    Abstract: An improved utility cart is presented which can be configured in various ways so as to allow it to be: used for hauling game or fishing supplies, used as a seat-backed chair, or conveniently backpacked over rough terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventors: Ricky Bunce, John Jacobson
  • Patent number: 6923469
    Abstract: An improved wheelbarrow includes a pair of legs that are each configured as four-bar linkages and are collapsible. Each of the legs includes an advantageously simple lock for releasably locking the leg in extended and retracted positions. The wheelbarrow includes a frame assembly, a wheel, a tray, and a pair of handles. The frame assembly can be assembled by the manufacturer, and the wheelbarrow can then be provided as a kit in accordance with the present invention that can be assembled by the retailer or the consumer by simply attaching the wheel, the tray, and the handles to the frame assembly. A support block is disclosed which facilitates assembly and strengthens the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Tomchak, Barry R. Albert, Mike Lupey
  • Patent number: 6923466
    Abstract: A collapsible handcart comprises a handle bar, a support carrier having a main carrier and two movable carriers, two sets of linkages and a trigger. The handle bar has an end thereof pivoted on the main carrier to be turned between an extended position, at which the handle bar is turned away from the main carrier, and a collapsed position, at which the handle bar is turned towards the main support carrier. The linkages are connected movable carriers with the main carrier such that the movable carriers can be driven to move between an extended position, at which the movable carriers are away from the main carrier, and a collapsed position, at which the movable carrier close to the main carrier. The trigger has an end thereof pivoted on the handle bar whereby turn the handle bar will drive the trigger to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventor: James Tsai
  • Patent number: 6910475
    Abstract: The present invention provides a barbecue grill cart assembly comprising a barbecue grill assembly having a cooking chamber and a frame assembly. The grill cart assembly further comprises a cart assembly having a first leg assembly and a second leg assembly pivotally connected to an upper frame member. The cart assembly also has a lower frame member pivotally connected to the first leg assembly wherein the lower frame member has having a securing element. The cart assembly is movable between an erect arrangement and a collapsed arrangement. In the erect arrangement, the securing element engages a portion of the second leg assembly and the first and second leg assemblies are positioned transverse to the upper frame member. To move the cart assembly to the collapsed arrangement, the securing element is disengaged from the second leg assembly and inserted through the second leg assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products, Co.
    Inventors: Leonard George Zelek, Adrian A. Bruno, Mark Johnson, Daniel S. Choi
  • Patent number: 6901783
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a sheet bending brake assembly for securing a work piece. The sheet bending brake assembly includes a clamping member having a lower leg extending therefrom and a pivoting arm pivotally supported by and extending from the clamping member. The pivoting arm defines a clamping area with the lower leg. A base supports the clamping members and provides support to the assembly while moving the pivoting arm between the open position and the clamped position. A guide mechanism reacts between the clamping member and the pivoting arm for moving the pivoting arm between the open position and the clamped position. The guide mechanism has a guide slot with a detent positioned within the guide slot between the first and the second ends for positioning the pivoting arm in an intermediate position to allow for precisely aligning the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: Michael C. Clark
  • Patent number: 6902184
    Abstract: A foldable garden wagon includes a wheel frame, and two push racks. The wheel frame has two positioning tubes each formed with a locking hole and an arc-shaped guide slot. Each of the two push racks has an insertion portion inserted into a respective one of the two positioning tubes and provided with a spring-biased locking pin detachably locked in the locking hole, and a spring-biased limit pin movably mounted in the arc-shaped guide slot. Thus, the foldable garden wagon can be folded when not in use, so as to reduce of the volume thereof, thereby saving space of storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventor: Shih-Hao Hsu
  • Patent number: 6886852
    Abstract: A foldable golf cart includes two main rods, and a handle connected to the main rods by means of a joining member, which includes left and right parts respectively coupled to the main rods, an intermediate part positioned between the left and the right parts and coupled to the handle, a knob arranged next to the right part, and a pivotal bolt inserted through the above parts and the knob; the left and the right parts have radial teeth opposing radial teeth of the intermediate part; the knob and the right part have protrusions, and slopes between the protrusions on opposing sides such that space can be provided between the parts, and the radial teeth disengage for allowing angular displacement of the left and the right parts relative to the intermediate part when the knob is turned such that the protrusions contact lower ends of the slopes of the right part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventors: Pao-Hsien Cheng, Ying-Hsiung Cheng, Michel Don Wade
  • Patent number: 6883267
    Abstract: A fishing caddy comprises a support frame having an upper end and a lower end and comprising a plurality of support members pivotably connected at the upper end to form an A-frame; at least one hinge member spaced apart from the upper end and hingedly connecting support members of the A-frame so as to allow closing the A-frame; at least one fishing rod holder disposed on the support frame for holding a fishing rod; at least one beverage holder positioned on the support frame for holding a beverage container; at least one equipment support shelf pivotably connected to the support frame for holding equipment thereon; at least one umbrella holder disposed on the support frame for holding an umbrella; and at least one wheel connected to the support frame adjacent the lower end so as to make the fishing caddy rollingly movable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Ronald Wayne Pruitt
  • Patent number: 6880851
    Abstract: A hand cart for facilitating moving of groceries to a desired location. The hand cart includes a frame assembly comprising a pair of side members and a handle member. The handle member extends between the side members and is griped by hands of the user for moving the frame assembly across a surface. A plurality of wheels are rotatably coupled to the side members of the frame assembly for rolling across the surface for facilitating movement of the frame assembly across the surface. A lower shelf assembly is hingably coupled to the frame assembly opposite the handle member of the frame assembly. The lower shelf assembly is pivotal between a deployed position and a stored position. The lower shelf assembly is designed for receiving groceries for facilitating transportation of the groceries across the surface by the user when the lower shelf assembly is in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Inventors: Deborah D. Summers, Lillian M. Lyle, Sharon L. Buccilla
  • Patent number: 6874799
    Abstract: A folding hand truck comprising an upper frame, a middle frame, a lower frame, a platform, and a dual wheel assembly. The lower end of the upper frame is rotatably connected to the upper end of the middle frame, and the upper end of the middle frame is rotatably connected to the upper end of the lower frame, and the respective ends contain locking pins for locking the upper frame, middle frame, and lower frame in a substantially coplanar orientation. The platform is rotatably connected to the bottom of the lower frame such that the rear edge of the platform contacts the lower end of the lower frame in the operative position. The dual wheel assembly has a central bracket mounted to the rear side of the lower frame and has two rotatable wheel brackets capable of being locked in both operative and folded positions. When in the folded position, the platform folds into the lower frame, which folds into the middle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventors: James D. Robberson, Beverly J Robberson
  • Patent number: 6851701
    Abstract: An improved wheelbarrow includes a pair of legs that are each configured as four-bar linkages and are collapsible. The wheelbarrow includes a frame assembly, a wheel, a tray, and a pair of handles. The frame assembly can be assembled by the manufacturer. The wheelbarrow can then be assembled by the retailer or the consumer by simply attaching the wheel, the tray, and the handles to the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Tomchak, Barry R. Albert, Mike Lupey
  • Patent number: 6837502
    Abstract: A collapsible muck bucket cart or dolly easily movable between a storage position and an operative position. The dolly includes a telescopically extensible, angled rectangular main frame having a handle at an upper end and a foot for the dolly at a lower end; a cargo basket with a front lip and an aft lip; and at least one axle held in a transversal axle sleeve with a pair of pneumatic wheels coupled to the ends of the axle. Pivotally movable load bearing bars are connected to posterior sections of the cargo basket by lower ends, and upper ends of the loading bars are selectively connected to a middle section of the main frame. The exact connection of the loading bars to the middle section of the main frame, determines the storage or operative position of the dolly. The positioning of the cargo basket and the angle of the main frame optimizes the dolly for use in moving cargo, with a minimum of effort from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Maximilian B. Lee
  • Patent number: 6811180
    Abstract: A combination work and recreation cart. The cart generally includes a frame having a handle, wheels, rungs and retainer tabs. Extension rails can be connected to the frame to create cot, lounger and hunting stand. The cart also includes a tray that can be used to store the cart's components and to be made into a table. The cart further includes a vehicle carry bar that allows the cart and its components to be attached to a typical vehicle trailer hitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Daryl W. Molliere
  • Patent number: 6811179
    Abstract: A two-wheeled cart includes a generally planar frame adapted and constructed to bear a load. At least one handle is secured to the frame. A pair of wheels is secured generally along a central axis of the frame. The wheels are arranged one substantially directly behind the other with respect to a direction of travel of the cart. In an embodiment, a pair of handles are detachably secured to the frame. The frame can further include an in-use handle mounting mechanism to retain the at least one handle in an in-use position outside the plane of the frame. A storage handle mounting mechanism can be provided to retain the at least one handle in a storage position generally coplanar with the frame. The wheels can be detachably secured to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Charles F. Woods
  • Publication number: 20040207167
    Abstract: The disclosed redesigned folding tote includes a release mechanism located on one of the handles to release one or more locking mechanisms located on the platform. One of the locking mechanisms maintains the platform in an open position while another locks the platform into the folded, closed position. When released from the closed position, a spring on the underside of the platform facilitates the opening of the wheel support frame. Slides lock the handles in the desired position relative to one another and are slide along the handles evenly through use of stop members. Rotating spacers protect the tote as it is brought up stairs or curbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventor: Darren J. Kady
  • Publication number: 20040188984
    Abstract: A detachable golf club carrier has a handle, a carrier body, a golf club bag, at least one wheel and a second hitching device. The golf club carrier and the motorized golf cart can be hitched together without lifting the golf club carrier. A carrier for attaching to a golf car is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Robert P. Cassoni
  • Patent number: 6793236
    Abstract: A motorized game cart having a frame with wheels mounted to an axle. A portable power drill is mounted to the frame with the chuck of the power drill mounted to a gear box connected to the axle for rotating the axle when the power drill is operated. A drive sprocket is fixedly mounted to a ball bearing assembly mounted for free rotation about the axle. The ball bearing assembly further having a female portion of a socket coupler. A male portion of the socket coupler is secured to the axle to rotate with the axle but is movable longitudinally along the axle. A control rod is provided for moving the male portion into coupling relation with the female portion. A follower sprocket is mounted on a differential mounted to the axle between the two wheels. An endless chain connects the drive sprocket with the follower sprocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Ervin A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 6789809
    Abstract: A push cart transferable to a back holder and a chair includes a pair of connecting mounts jointing a bottom frame and a back frame as well an angle adjusting device jointing with an upper frame and the back frame; wherein the angle adjusting device adjusts the rotation angle of the upper frame; the bottom frame displaces and positions vertically or horizontally in a concave slot of the connecting mount; the connecting mounts slide at a limited distance on a left and a right lateral tubes of the back frame so as to fulfill the embodiment of being a push cart, a back holder or a chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Ken Lin
  • Patent number: 6789808
    Abstract: A three-sectional golf cart structure including a stretchable hand pull-bar, two struts for wheels, a “U” shaped lower stand and two links, wherein the hand pull-bar includes an inner pipe and an external sleeve; the two struts for wheels each is connected on one end thereof with a wheel; the two links both have their ends connected to the two struts for wheels and the external sleeve respectively. Thereby, when the hand pull-bar is pulled up, it moves therewith the two links to stretch out the two struts and the wheels; while down pressing of the hand pull-bar will collapse the two struts and the wheels to be received in the two lateral sides of the “U” shaped lower stand, and by stretching and retracting of the three members including the inner pipe, the external sleeve and the “U” shaped lower stand, the three-sectional golf cart structure is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Lien-Chuan Yang
  • Publication number: 20040173997
    Abstract: An improved combination stroller, car seat and carrier for infants comprising a pair of wheels and a handle mounted on a pair of collapsible tubular members mounted through a pair of spaced-apart openings in the outward extending lip rimming the uppermost portion of the back of the seat and anchored to a single axle secured to the rear underside portion of the seat. When the pair of collapsible tubular members are collapsed for use as a car seat for infants inside the motor vehicle, the handle and pair of collapsible tubular members are disposed in a stowed position against the seat back portion of the car seat. The bottom portion of the combination is adapted for disposition in lockable securement either directly to the seat belt safety system of an motor vehicle, such as a car or automobile, or the like, or via an interlocking tray mounted on a seating surface inside the motor vehicle and secured to the body or frame of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventor: Rachelle Voll
  • Patent number: 6783147
    Abstract: Cooler carts are desirable for transporting coolers. Coolers come in various sizes, and can become quite heavy once filled with ice and food or beverages. The cooler cart adapts to a wide range of cooler sizes by having the ability to telescope both lengthwise and widthwise. A telescoping handle shaft is also provided to adjust the height of the handle. All four corners of the cooler cart are supported by either four wheels mounted on the corners or two legs on the front corners and to wheels on the rear corners. The handle shaft is hingedly mounted, allowing it to be folded down when the cooler cart is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Inventor: Morris E. Green, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20040155435
    Abstract: A hand operated utility cart with an extended handle assembly capable of supporting extra long loads. The preferred embodiment includes a kick stand allowing for a free standing, horizontally level cart, a curved handle bar assembly with a threaded aperture allowing the load to remain in a horizontal position during operation and a locking hand break system. The hand operated utility cart can be quickly broken down and reassembled to allow for easy transportation and storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventor: Benjamin H. Watts
  • Publication number: 20040150195
    Abstract: A folding hand truck comprising an upper frame, a middle frame, a lower frame, a platform, and a dual wheel assembly. The lower end of the upper frame is rotatably connected to the upper end of the middle frame, and the upper end of the middle frame is rotatably connected to the upper end of the lower frame, and the respective ends contain locking pins for locking the upper frame, middle frame, and lower frame in a substantially coplanar orientation. The platform is rotatably connected to the bottom of the lower frame such that the rear edge of the platform contacts the lower end of the lower frame in the operative position. The dual wheel assembly has a central bracket mounted to the rear side of the lower frame and has two rotatable wheel brackets capable of being locked in both operative and folded positions. When in the folded position, the platform folds into the lower frame, which folds into the middle frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: James D. Robberson, Beverly J. Robberson
  • Patent number: 6758481
    Abstract: A carrier, especially for storage and transport of golf clubs including one or several bags, a wheel frame and a handle, which are preferably made of aluminum, wherein a removable wheel frame (8), supporting the bag(s) (4,21) from an elongated back element (1), is mounted to the lower portion of the back element (1), and that a removably handle (6) is mounted on the upper portion of the back element (1), the wheel frame has the shape of a U turning downwards, which at the web (9) of the U is removably mounted to the back element (1), and that the transitions between the web (9) of the wheel frame and the legs (10,11) are designed with a radius (R) corresponding to half the diameter (D) of the wheels, characterized in a cross bar (16), which is provide on the wheel frame (8), and which extends from one leg (10) to the other leg (11), which cross bar is provided with one or several support means (17), so that the wheels in dismounted condition may be clamped between the transitions and the support pins (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Inventor: Hans Blomgren
  • Publication number: 20040113396
    Abstract: A collapsible handcart comprises a handle bar, a support carrier having a main carrier and two movable carriers, two sets of linkages and a trigger. The handle bar has an end thereof pivoted on the main carrier to be turned between an extended position, at which the handle bar is turned away from the main carrier, and a collapsed position, at which the handle bar is turned towards the main support carrier. The linkages are connected movable carriers with the main carrier such that the movable carriers can be driven to move between an extended position, at which the movable carriers are away from the main carrier, and a collapsed position, at which the movable carrier close to the main carrier. The trigger has an end thereof pivoted on the handle bar whereby turn the handle bar will drive the trigger to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventor: James Tsai