Collapsible Handle Patents (Class 280/655)
  • Patent number: 10214262
    Abstract: The invention is based on a wheeled kick-scooter vehicle, comprising: a platform of elongate shape, which is at its rear end provided with a wheel, and which a user may rest at least one foot upon; a steering rod capable of pivoting about a first axis, which is transversal with respect to the forward-motion direction of the vehicle, wherein the rod comprises a first distal end which is provided with a steering device, e.g. a handlebar or a knob, and comprises a second proximal end which is connected to a front wheel via the intermediary of at least one fork straddling the front wheel; wherein the platform is mounted in such a way that it pivots with respect to a second axis that is transversal to the first axis, the platform being thus movable between two extreme positions, namely an active rolling position, in which it is substantially perpendicular to the rod, and a folded-up position in parallel to the rod and close to the latter; wherein the vehicle further comprises a compression mechanism, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MICRO MOBILITY SYSTEMS AG
    Inventor: Franck Grolleau
  • Patent number: 10160471
    Abstract: A rolling container includes a body having an upper opening, a lid pivotally coupled to the body, a wheel coupled to the body, configured for rolling the body thereon, a maneuvering handle pivotally coupled to the body, and a handle pivot mechanism configured to pivot the maneuvering handle away from the body when the lid is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel, LTD
    Inventors: Michal Yahav, Nir Evron, Danny Baruch, Elad Hay Shitrit
  • Patent number: 10143279
    Abstract: The invention relates to a collapsible luggage bag that improves maneuverability of the bag when a user is towing the bag and collapses to a reduced size to improve portability. In particular, the invention relates to a handle that is slideably interconnected to one or more stays such that the upper ends of the stays change position along the length of the handle as the handle retracts into the luggage. Further, the handle disconnects from one or more of the stays such that the handle, stays, and other frame components collapse and lie in a common plane. This collapsibility improves the portability of the luggage bag when the internal volume of the luggage bag is not used to store items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Eddie Bauer LLC
    Inventors: Noah Pitchforth, Andrew Turner
  • Patent number: 9767257
    Abstract: The present invention provides group performance monitoring systems and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Michael McBrearty, Qaizar Hassonjee, Roger Armitage, Brian Keith Wheeler, Meg Susan Burich, Hagen Diesterbeck, Markus Strecker
  • Patent number: 9616907
    Abstract: A hand truck is convertible to assume an expanded use mode and a flat storage mode. The hand truck includes a rolling base and a base pusher. The rolling base is arranged to support goods and to roll on ground underlying the hand truck. The base pusher is mounted on the rolling base for pivotable movement about a base-pusher pivot axis from an upright hand-truck position to a storage position to rearrange the hand truck between the expanded use mode and the flat storage mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Dorel Home Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventor: William R Gibson
  • Patent number: 9585452
    Abstract: Luggage of the pull-along type comprises a container, a sleeve fixed to the container, and a telescopic tube mounted in a sliding fashion in the sleeve between a retracted position, and a deployed position. The luggage further includes a resilient element interposed between the tube and the sleeve, designed to allow the tube to be pushed into the sleeve beyond the retracted position against a restoring force exerted on the tube by the resilient member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Louis Vuitton Malletier
    Inventors: Richard Wilczak, Christophe Degoix
  • Publication number: 20150137487
    Abstract: A foldable cart includes a frame mechanism, a wheeled rear support mechanism and two spaced-apart handle units. The frame mechanism can be in a collapsed state or an expanded state. The wheeled rear support mechanism is mounted pivotally to a rear side of a main frame body of the frame mechanism and movable between a supporting position and a fully folded position with respect to the main frame body. The handle units are rotatably connected to the main frame body to drive the frame mechanism to be in the collapsed state or the expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Chung-Hsiu SU
  • Patent number: 8944442
    Abstract: A shrinkable load supporter of a truck includes a telescopic pole set having two end respectively combined with a front base and a rear base and threadably fixed with positioning tubes. Fixed over grooves of the front base and the rear base respectively is a pressing rod, which presses on outer tubes and inner tubes of the telescopic pole set. The pressing rod is provided with plural through holes corresponding to threaded holes of the front base and said rear base. With screws threadably fixed in said through holes of the pressing rod and the threaded holes of the front base and the rear base, the telescopic pole set can thus be firmly combined together with the front base and the rear base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Hai-Ming Tsai
  • Patent number: 8876129
    Abstract: A field litter support (1) includes two side structures (2, 3), each supporting at least one wheel (4) in order to define a frame (40), connecting devices (38a, 38b, 38c, 38d) for attaching a litter (100) to the frame (40), elements (5) adapted to reciprocally move the side structures (2, 3) and a mechanism (6) for blocking the elements (5), and therefore the structures (2, 3), in a predetermined position, attachable to the structures (2, 3). The structures (2, 3) are reciprocally moved close or away along the axis (60) of the wheels (4) without removing the frame (40). This characteristic, however, does not jeopardize the size, because, once the field litter support (1) has been packaged, it has a size equivalent to the one of the closed field litter supports of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Spencer Italia S.r.l.
    Inventor: Luigi Cesare Pizzi Spadoni
  • Patent number: 8844949
    Abstract: A collapsible shopping cart includes a collapsible support assembly having a support frame with a vertical frame member and a horizontal frame member. The vertical support member is pivotally secured to the horizontal support member allowing the support frame to be selectively folded. A plurality of wheels are coupled to the horizontal support member. The plurality of wheels are coupled to the horizontal support member for movement between a use orientation and a storage orientation, wherein when the plurality of wheels are in the use orientation they extend from the horizontal support member in a manner permitting engagement with a horizontal support surface such that the support assembly may roll thereupon. First and second storage receptacles shaped and dimensioned for selective attachment to the support assembly are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cargo Cart Co.
    Inventors: Allison White, David White, Matthew A. Sommerfield
  • Patent number: 8789836
    Abstract: A portable transporting carrier for standard size buckets and for standard size propane gas tanks with wheels connected by an axle element and configured to position and support the bucket or the tank on the axle element and with an offset handle positioned over a center of gravity of the bucket or tank to facilitate lifting and carrying of the carrier with supported bucket or tank. The carrier is optionally convertible to a transportable working skid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Gerald Umbro, Rosemary Kavanaugh, Joseph Umbro, David Tessel
  • Patent number: 8733577
    Abstract: A cooler includes a bottom wall and a plurality of side walls connected to the bottom wall. At least one of the sidewalls has a transparent portion. A lid is connected to the side walls such that the bottom wall, side walls, and lid cooperate to define an interior space. At least one cup holder is formed in the bottom wall and positioned within the interior space. At least one first interior wall defines a receptacle within the interior space for receiving at least one of dry goods, food, and utensils. A second interior wall defines a chamber within the interior space for receiving cold items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Adam Patterson
  • Patent number: 8684397
    Abstract: A personalizable sports-themed ice chest including a main housing having a lid pivotably secured to the main housing. The main housing and lid form a prolate spheroidal structure. The lid forms a first portion of the prolate spheroidal structure and is provided with design football laces. A rectangularized base contiguous with the prolate spheroidal structure has an upper portion which has a prolate spheroidal surface to mate with the prolate spheroidal structure. Two ring-like components form football stripes, each having a prolate spheroidal surface to mate with the prolate spheroidal structure to assist in holding together the upper and lower body members. Two recessed handle structures are provided in the lower body member. One or more structures are provided on the prolate spheroidal structure for the placement of logos or emblems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Ken Blakeman
  • Patent number: 8646785
    Abstract: A mobile storage unit is disclosed. The mobile storage unit includes a rigid exo-skeletal frame and a flexible storage bag that couples to the rigid exo-skeletal frame while within an open storage region framed by the exo-skeletal frame. The mobile storage unit also includes a top seat portion and stabilizing features that extend and retract from the rigid exo-skeletal frame to support the mobile storage unit in the upright position. The mobile storage unit can also include a monitoring device for transmitting signals that are used to determine the location of the mobile storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Zuca, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Elizabeth Udall, Nicholas V. Udall
  • Patent number: 8613463
    Abstract: A front wheel folding device of a golf bag cart includes: an upper frame; a lower frame; a support base; a pin coupled to the upper frame and fixed to the lower frame and a wheel axle of two rear wheels; a front wheel frame; and a link rod. The front wheel frame has an end axially coupled to the lower frame and another end having the front wheel. The link rod is pivotally coupled between the upper frame and the front wheel frame. The link rod is linked to fold the upper frame and the lower frame together, and to fold the front wheel and the rear wheels together, to achieve the effect of a simpler and quicker operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Unique Product & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon Liao
  • Patent number: 8613464
    Abstract: A personalizable stacked tire shaped ice chest having a main ice chest housing and a selectively openable and closable lid member pivotably secured to the housing. The ice chest has a personalizable stacked tire shape, wheels rotatably secured to the housing, a collapsible pull handle mechanism connected to the housing, and areas on the housing and lid member for the placement of a logo or emblem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Ken Blakeman
  • Patent number: 8608190
    Abstract: A telescoping handle assembly includes a first handle, a second handle, a first coupling member, a second coupling member and a driving member. The second handle is movably disposed in the first handle. The first coupling member is movably disposed in the first handle and the second handle. The second coupling member is movably disposed in the second handle. The driving member is coupled to the second coupling member and used for driving the second coupling member to move from a first position to a second position. When the second coupling member is located at the first position, the second coupling member is capable of moving with respect to the first coupling member. When the second coupling member is located at the second position, the first coupling member and the second coupling member are capable of moving together while the driving member is driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Jonathan Mountz
  • 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: 8596671
    Abstract: A wheeled apparatus includes a base having sides, a front, rear, upper surface and lower surface, with a pair of leaves forming sides of the base and pivotally connected thereto and a pair of gates forming the front and rear and pivotally connected to the base and leaves. A handle subassembly and a leg subassembly are connected to the base, with a wheel subassembly connected to the leg subassembly. The apparatus is configurable in a cart mode, a table mode with gates and leaves oriented in a flat horizontal plane, a dolly mode with leaves and gates connected to form a cart but with leg subassembly lowered closer to the ground relative to the cart mode, and a stowage mode, where the leaves and gates collapse into the base, the handle subassembly retracts into the base, and the leg subassembly collapses up into the lower surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Cartable, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Myrant, Phillip C. Aumiller, Grady E. Barfoot, Jonathan C. Fragoso, Michael C. Messaros
  • Patent number: 8579305
    Abstract: A level pulling type pet carrying cart includes a main body, a rotatable pushing arrangement and a retaining assembly. The main body has a base frame, a side frame and a plurality of wheels provided below the base frame. The rotatable pushing arrangement includes a connecting arm and a stretchable pushing arm which is capable of rotating with respect to the connecting arm. The retaining assembly includes a retaining base and a connecting band, wherein the connecting band has a first end connected to a top surface of the retaining base and a second end connected to a center on top of the side frame so as to pull the retaining base to move upwardly and also controlling a rotation angle of the stretchable pushing arm. Thus, the whole body is maintained to move smoothly along a horizontal level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Cheuh Li Hou
  • Patent number: 8567809
    Abstract: A collapsible shopping cart includes a collapsible support assembly having a support frame with a vertical frame member and a horizontal frame member. The vertical support member is pivotally secured to the horizontal support member allowing the support frame to be selectively folded. A plurality of wheels are coupled to the horizontal support member. The plurality of wheels are coupled to the horizontal support member for movement between a use orientation and a storage orientation, wherein when the plurality of wheels are in the use orientation they extend from the horizontal support manner in a manner permitting engagement with a horizontal support surface such that the support assembly may roll thereupon. First and second storage receptacles shaped and dimensioned for selective attachment to the support assembly are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Cargo Cart Co.
    Inventors: Allison White, David White, Matthew A. Sommerfield
  • Patent number: 8534683
    Abstract: A mobility device including a frame, a plurality of wheels, a pair of telescopically arranged assemblies and a pair of handgrips. The plurality of wheels are rotatably coupled to the frame. The pair of telescopically arranged assemblies are coupled to the frame. The pair of handgrips are each coupled to a corresponding one of the pair of telescopically arranged assemblies. The pair of handgrips are arranged to adjust a height of the pair of telescopically arranged assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Brookefield Hunter, Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd L. Lautzenhiser, Wade Wolf
  • Patent number: 8528931
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device comprising: a foldable case provided with a base having at least two folding side wheels for supporting and moving same and side panels which can be moved between a folded-up position, in which the panels are positioned in parallel on top of the base, and an unfolded position, in which the panels are arranged substantially vertically, forming together with the base a cavity in which shopping can be placed; and a telescopic handle which is mounted on a support part solidly connected to the base by means of a hinge system which can be used to move the handle between a non-use position, in which the handle is arranged substantially horizontally on the folded-up case, and a use position in which the telescopic handle is arranged substantially vertically on the front side of the unfolded box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Fermin Jaime Loureiro Benimeli
  • Patent number: 8523219
    Abstract: A trolley having a base section with ground engaging parts adapted to move between a collapsed condition into a deployed condition to provide a stable base for the trolley, the ground engaging parts are interconnected for synchronised movement and an upper section that connectively extends above the base section including a coupling intermediate the upper section and base section such that the upper section and base section have synchronised movement and an actuator operatively connected thereto, wherein the motion of the actuator causes the ground engaging parts to move between the collapsed and deployed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Freeman, Philip Fisher
  • Publication number: 20130200595
    Abstract: A cart assembly for coupling to a golf bag, the cart assembly being moveable between a collapsed state and a deployed state and a coupling arrangement for coupling a golf bag to cart assembly, the coupling arrangement including one or more supporting collars corresponding in shape to a portion of the golf bag, the supporting collar attached to a coupling member wherein the coupling member is adapted to couple to a corresponding coupling portion located on the cart assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: David Michael Mackay, Jon Pryer
  • Publication number: 20130193673
    Abstract: A travel cooler, includes a body comprising a base, sidewalls, and a lid connected together to define an interior, insulated containment space for holding cooler items. A lengthwise dimension of the cooler extends between opposite ends of the cooler, and the body defines recessed exterior surface slots extending along a lengthwise extent of the cooler. The cooler further includes a U-shaped handle having two legs connected by a handle portion. The cooler is transitionable between a first configuration, in which the legs of the U-shaped handle extend a substantial length from the body of the cooler, and a second configuration, in which the legs of the U-shaped handle are received within the recessed exterior surface slots extending along a lengthwise extent of the cooler, the handle portion extending in close proximity to an end of the body of the cooler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: H & C Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: H & C Innovations, LLC
  • Patent number: 8490765
    Abstract: A wheeled luggage case having a luggage receptacle (56), the receptacle (56) having two opposing major walls and having end walls forming a luggage compartment, whereof a major wall of the receptacle is adapted to serve as a bottom wall (60) that faces the ground during a wheeled mode of travel of the luggage case, wherein said luggage case further comprises: (i) a plurality of support wheels; (ii) a retractable steering wheel assembly (58); and (iË) a handle (59) for steering, pushing and/or pulling purposes; wherein the luggage case is configured to be selectively deployable in a first mode of wheeled travel with the retractable steering wheel assembly (58) and support wheels in ground engagement whereby the said bottom wall (60) is facing the ground or in a second mode of wheeled travel with an alternative ground-engaging wheel arrangement whereby an end wall (62) is facing the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Tee Hui Lee, Marc Tee Huang Lee
  • Patent number: 8474855
    Abstract: One aspect is wheelbarrow including a tub and a first frame portion coupled to, and providing support for, the tub. A wheel is supported below the first frame portion. A second frame portion is releasably coupled to the first frame portion and configured with a handle for gripping by a user. A trigger is adjacent the handle configured to release the first frame portion from the second frame portion when the trigger is actuated such that the tub is readily dumped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Scott R. Kilen
  • Patent number: 8365969
    Abstract: A mobile carrier includes a generally planar cargo platform. The mobile carrier includes first and second opposed side rails, each side rail having a portion extending outwardly from the cargo platform, the opposed side rails being adjustably coupled to the cargo platform such that multiple distances between the outwardly extending portion of each side rail may be respectively maintained. The mobile carrier includes first and second opposed end rails, each end rail having a portion extending outwardly from the cargo platform, the opposed end rails being adjustably coupled to the cargo platform such that multiple distances between the outwardly extending portion of each end rail may be respectively maintained. The mobile carrier includes a rod. A receiving structure is configured to maintain the rod at multiple respective positions relative to the receiving structure, the rod and the receiving structure being separable from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Larry A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8342564
    Abstract: A handle assembly for a baby carriage or stroller, the handle assembly comprising a handle (3) connected to an elastic element disposed in a tube member (2) of a chassis, and comprising an annular, double-connected body having a central through-opening and having a cross section in a first state smaller than an inner cross section of the tube member (2), and in a second state can be pressed outward to wedge within the tube member (2), wherein the elastic element is provided with parallel end faces and is disposed between upper (18) and lower rigid perforated elements (19) defining a spacing therebetween and being adjustable in an axial direction to exert axial pressure on end faces of the elastic element between the perforated elements (18,19) and to compressively deform the elastic element in an axial direction, wherein said elastic element avoids axial compressive deformation by stretching in a radial direction, and wherein the lower perforated element (19) is coupled to a traction element, and a bottom edg
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ENDEPRO GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Popp
  • Patent number: 8302976
    Abstract: In a working machine, a towing handle is mounted on a top section of a machine body in such a manner that the handle is pivotable between a stored position and a deployed position, and the machine body is towable with the handle in the deployed position. The handle in the stored position extends along outer peripheral portions of the top section and a predetermined wall section of the machine, and the wall section has an upper end region that extends in a machine-towing direction to connect to the top section and has to-be-protected member provided thereon. The handle in the stored position projects outwardly beyond the top section and the wall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaku Okabe
  • Patent number: 8215661
    Abstract: A stroller at least comprises a collapsible frame, which is provided with wheels near a first side and which is provided with a push member on a side remote from the wheels. The stroller further comprises at least one locking device for locking the frame in an unfolded position, as well as at least first and second actuating devices, which locking device can be unlocked in use by operating the two actuating devices, after which the collapsible frame can be collapsed from the unfolded position to a collapsed position. The first actuating device is slidable from a position in which it blocks the second actuating device to a releasing position, in which releasing position the second actuating device is slidable to an unlocking position, in which the locking device is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventor: John Gert Til van Dijk
  • Patent number: 8196951
    Abstract: A personalizable sports themed ice chest having a main ice chest housing and a selectively openable and closable lid member pivotably secured to the housing. The ice chest has a personalizable sports related shape, wheels rotatably secured to the housing, a collapsible pull handle mechanism connected to the housing, and areas on the housing and lid member for the placement of a logo or emblem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Ken Blakeman
  • Patent number: 8191908
    Abstract: A mobile storage unit is disclosed. The mobile storage unit includes a rigid exo-skeletal frame and a flexible storage bag that couples to the rigid exo-skeletal frame while within an open storage region framed by the exo-skeletal frame. The mobile storage unit also includes a top seat portion and stabilizing features that extend and retract from the rigid exo-skeletal frame to support the mobile storage unit in the upright position. The mobile storage unit can also include a monitoring device for transmitting signals that are used to determine the location of the mobile storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Zuca, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Elizabeth Udall, Nicholas V. Udall
  • Publication number: 20120133112
    Abstract: A wheeled apparatus includes a base having sides, a front, rear, upper surface and lower surface, with a pair of leaves forming sides of the base and pivotally connected thereto and a pair of gates forming the front and rear and pivotally connected to the base and leaves. A handle subassembly and a leg subassembly are connected to the base, with a wheel subassembly connected to the leg subassembly. The apparatus is configurable in a cart mode, a table mode with gates and leaves oriented in a flat horizontal plane, a dolly mode with leaves and gates connected to form a cart but with leg subassembly lowered closer to the ground relative to the cart mode, and a stowage mode, where the leaves and gates collapse into the base, the handle subassembly retracts into the base, and the leg subassembly collapses up into the lower surface of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Paul R. Myrant
  • Patent number: 8118317
    Abstract: One embodiment of a carrier for carrying articles and luggage may include a case member. The case member may include a container and a lid pivotally attached to the container. The carrier may further include a railing arrangement, which may include a plurality of telescopic members and a plurality of rail members. The plurality of telescopic members may extend from the lid, and may be extended and retracted. The plurality of rail members may be disposed horizontally on the plurality of telescopic members for extending and retracting the plurality of telescopic members. The extension of the plurality of telescopic members may enable the railing arrangement to assume an open position for configuring and defining a confined space above the lid to receive the luggage therein. The carrier may further include a plurality of wheels, which may be coupled to the container for moving the case member and the luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey Koesterich
  • Patent number: 8083240
    Abstract: A stroller (1), movable between an open position wherein the stroller can be locked and a folded position, comprising: front wheels (6) and rear wheels (5); a generally planar base frame (2) extending substantially between said front and rear wheels; two push bars (3) pivotally connected to the base frame by a front hinge (4) substantially located near the front wheels, which push bars extend substantially upwards and backwards in the open position; wherein the axis of the front hinge extends substantially in the plane of the base frame and substantially intersects the central axes of the push bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Nuna International B.V.
    Inventors: Imre Peter Jacobs, Martijn Hans Van Gelderen, Therese Johansson
  • Patent number: 8070182
    Abstract: A hand truck includes handles; a ledge comprising a cavity; a fastening device comprising a quick release and a clamp; and a locking device comprising a hollow first section including an opening on either side, a hollow second section releasably put on the first section, the second section including an opening on either side, the openings being in registration to each other, a block member in the first section and including a transverse channel aligned with the openings and the cavity, a sliding lock pin in the cavity, the openings, and the channel to lock the first and second sections, the lock pin having a projection in the channel, a depressible shuttle member in the first section and including a hook partially disposed in the block member, and an inclined slot in the hook with the projection disposed therein, and an actuation rod releasably secured to the shuttle member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventors: Jui-Chia Wang, Tsui-Ling Su
  • Publication number: 20110291390
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device comprising: a foldable case provided with a base having at least two folding side wheels for supporting and moving same and side panels which can be moved between a folded-up position, in which the panels are positioned in parallel on top of the base, and an unfolded position, in which the panels are arranged substantially vertically, forming together with the base a cavity in which shopping can be placed; and a telescopic handle which is mounted on a support part solidly connected to the base by means of a hinge system which can be used to move the handle between a non-use position, in which the handle is arranged substantially horizontally on the folded-up case, and a use position in which the telescopic handle is arranged substantially vertically on the front side of the unfolded box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Fermin Jaime Loureiro Benimeli
  • 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: 7921995
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a golf bag structure. The main body of the structure includes a bag portion, a pulling portion and a receiving portion, wherein the pulling portion is provided on the side of the bag portion and the pulling portion includes a handle, a pulling lever and at least one wheel. The handle is assembled with the pulling lever. The wheel is provided at one end of the pulling lever and can be detached therefrom. Additionally, the receiving portion is provided at one end of the bag portion and can receive the detached wheel, thereby reducing the size of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Riidea Inc.
    Inventor: Wei-Te Kuo
  • Publication number: 20110079987
    Abstract: A collapsible trolley includes a push rod, a holder, a central rod, a connecting rod, and two wheel rods. The central rod and the two wheel rods are coupled with a wheel, respectively. The push rod is movably connected with the holder, and connected with the central rod via a movable sleeve. The connecting rod is bent and inserted through the push rod, and has two ends connected with the two wheel rods. One end of each of the two wheel rods is pivotally connected to the central rod. When in use, the trolley is quickly extended to form a three-wheel trolley. When not in use, the trolley is able to be collapsed quickly, reducing its size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: San-Ching WU
  • Patent number: 7914015
    Abstract: A shopping tote including a vertical support structure having one or more hooks for suspending bags therefrom enables carrying of shopping bags and/or boxes in an easy and convenient manner. A platform may be provided for placing of boxed items. The tote may be quickly changed between a compact storage condition and an in-use condition. When in the storage condition, the tote is of a size allowing carrying thereof alone or in a backpack, briefcase or purse, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Mary Tompkins
  • Patent number: 7909353
    Abstract: A stroller frame has a front, a back, and a ready for use configuration. The stroller frame includes a spine having a forward end, a rear end, an underside, and a top side. The spine is positioned generally along a center lengthwise axis of the stroller frame with the forward end coinciding with the front of the stroller frame and the rear end elevated above the forward end and coinciding with the back of the stroller frame. A pair of rear legs each has a proximal end coupled to the spine and a distal end located below, laterally outward, and rearward of the respective proximal end. The proximal ends are laterally spaced apart from one another. A pair of support arms each has a proximal end coupled to the spine. Each support arm has a distal end portion located above, laterally outward, and forward of the respective proximal end. A seat is frame coupled to the stroller frame and positioned on the top side of the spine. The stroller can be collapsible in three dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Nolan, Michael A. Dotsey
  • Patent number: 7861834
    Abstract: A towable baggage item is provided. The towable baggage item includes a body defining a storage compartment, the storage compartment configured to receive and carry objects. The towable baggage item also includes a retractable towing member coupled to the body. Furthermore, the towable baggage item also includes a retractable wheel assembly responsive to a position of the retractable towing member, wherein the retractable wheel assembly comprises at least one wheel and an actuator operatively coupled to each the wheel, wherein the actuator is movable along a first linear axis to extend and retract the wheel along a second linear axis different from the first linear axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: TRG Accessories, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Aaron Gorga, Chris W. Cicenas, Joseph M. Lehman
  • Patent number: 7748508
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wheeled luggage case having a luggage receptacle, the receptacle having a bottom wall, a top wall, opposed end walls and opposed side walls forming a luggage compartment, wherein said luggage case further comprises:—(I) a plurality of support wheels located at one end of the bottom wall; (II) a retractable steering wheel assembly or assemblies, located on the bottom wall, distanced from the support wheels, said steering wheel assembly being moveable between an active position in which the wheel assembly extends below the bottom wall of the luggage receptacle and an inactive position in which the wheel assembly is substantially within the profile of the luggage receptacle; (III) a handle means located at one end of the luggage receptacle for steering, pushing, pulling and lifting purposes wherein when the steering wheel assembly is in an active position the base wall forms an acute angle with respect to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventors: Paul Tee Hui Lee, Marc Tee Huang Lee
  • Patent number: 7694980
    Abstract: A stroller handle assembly has a handle with a grip part. The handle is movable from an in-use position extending from the stroller frame to a collapsed position lying adjacent and parallel along the stroller frame. The assembly has a bracket for attaching the handle to the stroller frame. The bracket has one part configured to allow rotation of the handle sideways away from the in-use position to a partly collapsed position. The bracket has a different part configured to allow the handle to rotate to the completely collapsed position adjacent the stroller frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dotsey, Patrick Nolan, Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuél Petrus Knoppert, Karen Rosenkranz, Merijn Hartog, Marcel Arthur Jan Schreuder
  • Patent number: 7677580
    Abstract: A travel cooler includes a wheeled platform and an insulated container configured to be selectively coupled to, and uncoupled from, the wheeled platform. The wheeled platform includes a base, a plurality of wheels mounted to the base for rolling movement of the platform and a first coupling component fixedly disposed on the base. The insulated container includes a second coupling component fixedly disposed on the container. The first and second coupling components are disengaged from one another when the insulated container is uncoupled from the wheeled platform. The first and second coupling components are disposed in interlocking engagement when the insulated container is coupled to the wheeled platform, whereby the insulated container is securely coupled to the wheeled platform in fixed disposition relative thereto for safe transportation on the wheeled platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: M & C Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander Vanderberg, Ian D. Kovacevich, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Chris Hoy
  • Patent number: 7651115
    Abstract: A secondary lock device for a one-hand fold mechanism on a child's stroller is pivotally mounted next to the actuator of the one-hand fold mechanism. The secondary lock device is positioned for convenient access by a finger of the operator to provide an intuitively operable secondary lock device cooperable with the one-hand fold actuator. The secondary lock device is spring-loaded by a torsion spring mounted on the rotational axis of the adjacent cam member forming part of the one-hand fold mechanism. The pivoted lock member includes an outwardly projecting member that engages a corresponding niche in the actuator when in a locking position. The outwardly projecting member rides along a cam surface on the actuator when the actuator is being operated, while the biasing spring returns the outwardly projecting member into the niche when the actuator reaches the home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Curtis M. Hartenstine, James M. F. Hutchinson
  • Publication number: 20090212536
    Abstract: A collapsible container comprising a collapsible framework coupled with a collapsible container/covering and a foldable substantially planar member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Maria I. Tadeo