Handle Only Is Collapsible Patents (Class 280/655.1)
  • Patent number: 9351554
    Abstract: An ergonomic handle for luggage is provided. In one aspect, the handle comprises at least one palm grip. The handle is attached to a compartment with wheels. The palm grip can be used to push the luggage as the wheels roll over a rolling surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Travelpro International, Inc.
    Inventors: James T. Sener, Christopher D. Hageman, David L. Mathieu, Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 9327752
    Abstract: The object of this patent is a device for fitting seats to the chassis of baby carriages. It comprises an anchoring mechanism at each side of the seat for securing the seat in corresponding recipient elements on the chassis of the baby carriage, characterized in that the recipient element is composed of a junction box into which the anchoring mechanism fits. This box rotates around a transverse shaft and has means to limit said rotation. The device can incorporate seats requiring a specific inclination for correct folding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: JANE, S.A.
    Inventor: Manuel Jane Santamaria
  • Publication number: 20150125250
    Abstract: A cart enabling a single person to pull a livestock chute across the ground. The cart includes a bar having a handle and wheels provided at opposing ends. The bar includes first and second members pivotally engaged together. A crossbar pivotally mounted on the bar includes first and second arms configured to engage handles on a lower front end of the chute. When the bar is in a collapsed position, where the first and second members are disposed at an angle to each other, the first and second arms are insertable into the chute handles. When the bar is moved to an erected position, where the first and second members are aligned along the same plane, a force is applied to a footrest on the bar. The arms lift the front end of the chute off the ground and the cart's wheels move under the front end of the chute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: WEAVER LEATHER, LLC
    Inventor: Steven K. Sindlinger
  • Patent number: 8967375
    Abstract: A travel case for elongate items such as skis, golf clubs, snowboards, or the like comprises an elongate bag having a pair of hard sided end sections longitudinally spaced from a hard sided center section. Between each end section and the center section is a respective soft sided intermediate section. The hard sided end and center sections provide protection for the case contents at the vulnerable locations of those contents. The soft sided intermediate sections, made of collapsible and supple material, provide the advantage of reducing the weight of the overall case, and the suppleness permits the end sections to be folded in on the center section when the case is open along its length to educe the length and the required storage space for the case when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Athalon Sportsgear, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Nitkin
  • Patent number: 8936255
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stackable shopping basket (10A) comprising a bottom (14A), wheels, side walls, a carrying handle arrangement and a telescopic pull handle (20A) which is arranged in connection with one of the side walls and comprises a first and a second telescopic element (22A, 21A). At least one side wall (11A) is higher than one or more of the other walls, in association therewith (11A2) a hollow metal profile is arranged which comprises said first telescopic element (22A). Its lower end is fixedly fastened to or in the lower end of said higher side wall (11A2) and/or in the bottom (14A). The second telescopic element (21A) comprises a metal profile which is adapted for sliding in said first telescopic element (22A). In the extended position the second telescopic element (21A), at least to a large extent, is drawn out of the first telescopic element (22A), and in a stacked position it is substantially completely inserted in the first telescopic element (22A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Superbasket A/S
    Inventor: Roald Overland
  • Patent number: 8925935
    Abstract: A scooter features a deck tube with a steering column having a front wheel and handlebars are pivotally attached to a leading portion of the deck tube by a steering column. A rear wheel attached to a trailing portion of the deck tube. A deck features a channel portion that receives the deck tube so that the deck is supported on the deck tube. Interlocking decorative clips are removably positioned on the steering column, and each features a generally C-shaped body constructed from a semi-rigid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Powers, Cameron Eckert, Emily Rivard, Todd Herlitz
  • Patent number: 8851251
    Abstract: An ergonomic handle for luggage is provided. In one aspect, the handle comprises at least one palm grip. The handle is attached to a compartment with wheels. The palm grip can be used to push the luggage as the wheels roll over a rolling surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Travelpro International, Inc.
    Inventors: James T. Sener, Christopher D. Hageman, David L. Mathieu, Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 8827305
    Abstract: A push handle comprises a pair of column support portions provided on left and right sides and extendable/contractible in a vertical direction, a holding rod portion integrally interposed between upper ends of the pair of column support portions and extends toward left and right outer sides of the column support portions, and column support lock locking an extended posture of the column support portion. A entire length of the column support portion when contracted is set to be shorter than one of longitudinal and lateral lengths of the loading platform surface, an entire length of the holding rod portion is set to be shorter than the other of the longitudinal and lateral lengths of the loading platform surface to allow fitting in an accommodating groove portion when the push handle is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nansin Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Akinori Saito, Tohru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8770599
    Abstract: A dolly and carry cage for a device with robust tubular frame for mounting machine, with a wheel and handle dolly arrangement integral with the frame for rolling the device to work site, and with a carry handle for lifting device as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Kane, George Cruz
  • Patent number: 8668223
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: M & C Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander Vanderberg, Ian D. Kovacevich, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Chris Hoy
  • Patent number: 8662268
    Abstract: An article of luggage comprises a suitcase with a substantially cuboid fabric structure supported by a frame. A set of wheels and an upward and rearward projecting handle are mounted on the frame. The suitcase is stable in an upright position. A user may incline the handle of the suitcase rearward from the upright position to wheel the suitcase. Thus, the suitcase need not be orientated far from the vertical when being wheeled by a user. The handle may be fixed but is preferably telescopic. The frame has a plurality of elongate members connected to form a frame base and a frame top spaced apart by diagonal length members connected between the front of the base and the rear of the top. The handle is mounted to the diagonal length members and the wheels are mounted to the frame base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: UP Global Sourcing UK Limited
    Inventor: Alex Keir
  • Patent number: 8635744
    Abstract: Resiliently movable fingers receive a portion of a foldable handle therebetween to retain the handle against folding relative to a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Junk, Craig R. Butzlaff, Ryan S. Jaskowiak, Shane M. O'Connor, Andy J. Bingen
  • 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: 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: 8544872
    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 comprises a base, a plurality of wheels mounted to the base and a first coupling component. The insulated container includes a second coupling component. 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. The base defines a container receiving recess within which a bottom portion of the insulated container is received when the insulated container is coupled to the wheeled platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: M & C Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander Vanderberg, Ian D. Kovacevich, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Chris Hoy
  • 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: 8534434
    Abstract: A handle assembly that includes two sets of handle members that are vertically engageable with one another and where at least one of the sets of handle members extends substantially across a width of the receiving portion in the housing or bag that receives the handle. The receiving portion can be integral with the housing such that no additional receiving portion needs to be produced during the manufacturing process, resulting in a less complex and expensive manufacturing operation. The handle can further include a detent mechanism to allow the handle to easily collapse into the housing without the need for a separate button and lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Snap-On Incorporated
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Crull
  • 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: 8424901
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: M & C Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander Vanderberg, Ian D. Kovacevich, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Chris Hoy
  • Publication number: 20130049334
    Abstract: A scooter features a deck tube with a steering column having a front wheel and handlebars are pivotally attached to a leading portion of the deck tube by a steering column. A rear wheel attached to a trailing portion of the deck tube. A deck features a channel portion that receives the deck tube so that the deck is supported on the deck tube. Interlocking decorative clips are removably positioned on the steering column, and each features a generally C-shaped body constructed from a semi-rigid material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: KATHERINE POWERS, Cameron Eckert, Emily Rivard, Todd Herlitz
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120228854
    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: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan Mountz
  • Publication number: 20120098238
    Abstract: A scooter having a foldable device and the foldable device thereof is described. The foldable device comprises a first rotating shaft element, a second rotating shaft element and a locking member. The locking member is moveable relative to the first rotating shaft element between a released position and a locked position. When the locking member is in the released position, the first rotating shaft element is rotatable relative to the second rotating shaft element, and when the locking member is in the locked position, the first rotating shaft element is locked relative to the second rotating shaft element so that it cannot rotate. The foldable device is compact in structure and has a simple appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: SHANGHAI MAGIC WHEELS SPORTING GOODS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiuping Wang, Winghou Tang, Limin Wang
  • Patent number: 8042829
    Abstract: A cart that can support and transport loads includes a platform, a number of wheels, a handle, and a wheel assembly. The wheels are mounted to the platform and can move the cart from place-to-place. The handle extends from the platform. And the wheel assembly extends from the platform and can move the cart from place-to-place when the cart is at an inclined position with respect to the ground upon which the cart is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Magline, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce L. Hailston, Nicholas J. Mehl
  • Patent number: 7967222
    Abstract: A pressure washer is provided including a housing. A pump is contained within the housing for pressurizing fluid received through a water inlet port and for pumping the pressurized fluid through an outlet port. An application wand is connected to the water outlet for outputting a pressurized stream of fluid. At least one wheel is supported on the housing so as to enable rolling movement of the housing. A first handle is arranged on the housing for movement between a retracted position in which a gripping portion of the handle is arranged relatively closer to the housing and an extended position in which the gripping portion of the handle is arranged relatively further away from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: FNA IP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Gus Alexander
  • Patent number: 7954831
    Abstract: A scooter includes a main frame, a head tube mounted on the main frame, two side plates extending from the head tube and each having a first locking slot and a second locking slot, a handlebar stem mounted on the head tube, a mounting sleeve mounted on the handlebar stem, a locking tube movably mounted on the mounting sleeve and having two locking blocks each locked in the first locking slot or the second locking slot of the respective side plate, and a rotation tube mounted on the mounting sleeve and abutting the locking tube. Thus, the rotation tube can be rotated to move the locking tube relative to the head tube so as to lock or unlock the handlebar stem so that the user only needs to rotate the rotation tube to expand and collapse the handlebar stem easily and quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Ching-Ho Yeh
  • 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: 7766367
    Abstract: An adjustable handle assembly is configured for a device that supports and carries a child and that can be moved along a surface. The handle assembly is coupled to a handle extension that extends from a part of the device and that has an end with an extension axis. The handle assembly has a stem configured to attach to the end of the handle extension. The handle assembly also has a grip body coupled to the stem. The grip body is independently movable relative to the handle extension both longitudinally along the extension axis and rotationally about the extension axis. An actuator is provided on the handle assembly and can be actuated between a lock position and a release position. In the lock position, the grip body is in a fixed position relative to the handle extension. In the release position, the grip body is permitted to move both longitudinally and rotationally relative to the extension axis between a plurality of selectable longitudinal and rotational positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dotsey, Todd D. Sorzano, Roy L. Dean
  • 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: 7644743
    Abstract: A towing arrangement includes a pivotal handle which allows a user to position the handle more comfortably that would otherwise be possible with a conventional towing arrangement. The relative motion of the handle can also increase the maneuverability of a piece of luggage by eliminating the need for a person to reposition his or her hand on the handle when attempting to redirect the piece of luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventors: Timm J. Fenton, Paul V. Scicluna
  • Patent number: 7600618
    Abstract: A towing arrangement includes a pivotal handle which allows a user to position the handle more comfortably that would otherwise be possible with a conventional towing arrangement. The relative motion of the handle can also increase the maneuverability of a piece of luggage by eliminating the need for a person to reposition his or her hand on the handle when attempting to redirect the piece of luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventors: Timm John Fenton, Paul Victor Scicluna
  • Patent number: 7597341
    Abstract: A bag carrying system having a removable handle and wheel assembly is provided. The system includes a bag having a back portion with a panel overlying the back portion and a handle and wheel assembly comprising a handle portion, a wheel portion and a longitudinally extending supporting element connected therebetween. Significantly, the longitudinally extending supporting unit of the handle and wheel assembly is designed to be placed between the panel and back portion of the bag for releasably attaching the assembly thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Fashion Accessory Bazaar LLC
    Inventor: Steve Russo
  • Patent number: 7597340
    Abstract: An engine-driven work machine equipped with a moving handle is provided wherein the moving handle (86) is formed from a pair of left and right handle bars (88, 88) having a handle grip (93) at the extremity, and a cross member (89) integrally connecting middle parts of the handle bars (88, 88) to each other, and the two handle bars (88, 88) are mounted in upper parts of left and right side frames (2b, 2b) of a frame (2) so that the two handle bars (88, 88) can pivot between a working position (A) in which the two handle bars (88, 88) protrude from the frame (2) and a storage position (B) in which, with the handle grip (93) facing downward, the handle bars (88, 88) in cooperation with the cross member (89) function as a bumper. When the moving handle is not used, it can be folded compactly, and equipment on the frame can thereby be protected from contact with another object by utilizing the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadafumi Hirose, Shuhei Imai, Takao Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7571915
    Abstract: This patent discloses a wheel-mounted tool chest configured to keep tools in place even if the wheel-mounted tool chest is turned upside down and back upright. The tool chest may include a lid, a handle, and wheels attached to a box having a T-shape profile. The box may include socket trays and may be divided into three compartments by two partitions. A chamber plate may be removeably secured over a front chamber of the third compartment. The chamber plate may hold screwdrivers and wrenches vertically. The chamber plate may be positioned relative to the lid such that when the lid is closed, the screwdrivers and wrenches may be keep in place even if the tool chest is turned upside down and back upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Inventor: Andrew M. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20090121456
    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: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Kam Ming Li
  • Patent number: 7530579
    Abstract: A handtruck includes a tower having upper and lower ends and a handle adjacent the tower upper end. A support plate is generally adjacent the tower lower end and extends outwardly, the support plate configured to support a load. At least one wheel is operatively coupled to the tower or support plate. The handtruck includes an ejection member for moving the load from the support plate. The ejection member includes an elongate lever having upper and lower ends and being pivotally coupled to the tower. The ejection member includes a pushplate pivotally coupled to the lever and is movable between a rest configuration when the elongate lever upper end is relatively adjacent the tower and an offload configuration when the elongate lever upper end is relatively distant to the tower. A distal end of the pushplate is in slidable contact with the pushplate when moving between rest and offload configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventor: Steven J. Butler
  • Patent number: 7500680
    Abstract: A wheeled transport device, such as luggage, a trash can, a garden cart or other hand cart configured to be manually wheeled in an inclined position by a pedestrian user, includes a collapsible handle at one end and wheels at the other end. The wheels are independently connected to the device by respective suspensions that exhibit a compliance, in response to forces applied to their respective wheels by the surface in a direction opposing wheel motion, selected to sufficiently alter suspension geometry to temporarily change an attitude, such as toe, camber or caster, of their respective wheels to counter a tendency of the device to overturn in response to the applied forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Umagination Labs, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Dayton, Florian Altmann
  • Patent number: 7475888
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a generally L-shaped frame assembly or dolly for mechanical devices, such as generators. The assembly includes a first and second frame portions. The first frame portion includes intermediate segments which are substantially equal or greater than the length of the mechanical device so as to protect the device and provide a lifting point for hoisting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Craig, P. Brent Boyd
  • Patent number: 7462009
    Abstract: A hand-truck for supporting and transporting the load placed thereon includes a stowable handle. The stowable handle is positionable between a stowed position, a locked position and an infinite number of positions therebetween. The handle is accessible by a user at each position. The hand-truck can transport a load by hand and is accessible to be lifted by a forklift from any side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Grand Steer Inc.
    Inventors: Fred O. Hartmann, Allen C. Aaseby
  • Patent number: 7461730
    Abstract: A wheeled luggage case (1) has a single telescoping handle arm assembly (10) and a cantilevered handle grip (11) which is rotatably attached to the top end (13) of the handle arm assembly, such that the plane of rotation of the grip is approximately parallel to the rolling direction of the luggage case. The cantilevered handle grip (11) rotates from a position approximately perpendicular to the telescoping handle arm assembly (10) to a position approximately 30° below the horizontal, and a resilient element is provided which urges the grip to rotate downwardly while in use. The invention provides an ergonomically comfortable wheeled luggage case by allowing the user to grasp the grip in a natural position and, simultaneously, increasing the amount of leverage available to prevent the luggage case from tipping over when it is rolled over uneven ground. Further, the resilient element distributes the weight of the luggage case evenly across the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Inventive Travelware
    Inventors: Richard A. Costa, Glenn H. Rodgers, Jr., Noah M. Han, Sung O. Yang
  • Patent number: 7452000
    Abstract: A folding trailer may be selectively moved between an extended or use position and a collapsed or storage position. The folding trailer may include an axle that is capable of being moved between a first position in which the axle is generally aligned along an axis and a second position in which the axle is disposed in a folded configuration. The axle is preferably located in generally the same plane in the first and second positions. In addition, the axle preferably moves in a generally rearward direction when the axle is moved from the first to the second position. The trailer may also include a bed that is capable of being moved between a first position in which first and second portions of the bed are generally aligned with a first plane and a second position in which the first and second portions of the bed are disposed in a folded position and generally aligned with a second plane. The axle and bed are preferably disposed in the first positions when the trailer is in the use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Winter, Brandon Smith, S. Curtis Nye, Mitch Johnson, Jered Larsen, Doug Fuller
  • Patent number: 7438308
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a wheeled luggage item with an ergonomic telescopic handle assembly. The ergonomic telescoping handle assembly of the present invention allows a user to use the luggage using just one hand. Furthermore, the ergonomic telescoping handle assembly shifts the weight of the bag onto the bag, rather than the user's arm, reducing strain on the user's arm, and it provides for a greater space between the user's heel and the bag, reducing the chance that the user will kick the bag while walking. Finally, the ergonomic telescoping handle assembly of the present invention is stored compactly within the luggage, maximizing the volume available within the luggage for storage of personal items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: JanSport Apparel Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel Kim, Doug Golenz
  • Patent number: 7410179
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device in wheeled walker or rollator, comprising a frame member (2) having a lower end (3), a handle support rod (4) having an upper end (5), a brake-control means (6) arranged at the upper end (5) of the handle support rod, said brake-control means (6) being movable between a neutral position and a brake-application position. The rollator comprises a wheel (7) located at the lower end (3) of the frame member, the distance between said wheel (7) and the brake-control means (6) being changeable, a brake element (8) located adjacent the wheel (7), an upper force-transmission member (9) connected to said brake-control means (6), a lower force-transmission member (10) connected to said brake element (8), and a coupling means (11) for coupling-together said upper and said lower force-transmission members (9, 10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Dolomite AB
    Inventor: Torbjörn Lönkvist
  • 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: 7252296
    Abstract: A bag with caster wheels includes a base frame 1 having caster wheels 6 and a main bag 3. The base frame 1 includes a stand 2 mounting the main bag 3 thereon and telescopic rods 5 joined on one side of this stand 2 or between both sides. The stand 2 includes supporting cylinders 7 into which the telescopic rods 5 are inserted to be joined. The supporting cylinders 7 are arranged between the caster wheels 6 provided at four corners of the stand 2, and are projected in a lower surface of the stand 2, so that a projection height (d) thereof is made lower than a height (h) of the caster wheels 6. In lower surface projected parts 7A of the supporting cylinders 7, reinforcement walls 8 joined to the lower surface of the stand 2 are provided. The reinforcement walls 8 are arranged between the caster wheels 6 and in a posture oriented in a lateral direction of the stand 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Swany Corporation
    Inventor: Etsuo Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 7222871
    Abstract: A push handle for a child's vehicle has an elongated body with at least two elongated tubes of different diameters configured in a telescoping relation where the tube(s) of smaller diameters are slidable within the tube(s) of larger diameters between an extended state and a retracted state. The tubes include a top tube with a top end and a bottom tube. The bottom tube is fixed to the child's vehicle. A grip is mounted on the top end of the top tube for gripping by a user's hand. A locking mechanism is disposed within the body for locking the tubes in either the extended state or the retracted state. A release device is disposed on the body and activated for remotely unlocking the locking mechanism so that the body may be moved between the extended and retracted states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick Michelau, Thomas Schlegel
  • 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: 7168713
    Abstract: A mobile storage unit is disclosed. The mobile storage unit comprises at least two structural frames, a seat portion coupled to the at least two structural frames, a handle assembly coupled to the seat portion, a bottom panel coupled to the at least two structural frames whereby a storage area is created below the seat portion, above the bottom portion and between the at least two structural frames and at least two wheels coupled to the bottom panel. Through the use of the present invention, the potential for back problems that are associated with the use of the traditional backpack is eliminated. Additionally, the mobile storage unit provides an easily accessible storage area for the user/student in the case where no locker is provided. Furthermore, the mobile storage unit incorporates a seat portion which allows a user to utilize the mobile storage unit as a seat in situations where one is needed yet not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Zuca, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Elizabeth Udall, Nicholas V. Udall
  • Patent number: 7165661
    Abstract: A bag mounted with casters has a bag body attached to a base frame mounted with the casters at four corners of a bottom surface thereof. The base frame includes a loading table, and vertically extensible rods with a grip mounted at upper ends thereof. The extensible rods are fixed on one side of the loading table so as to stand on their own. Further, when the grip is raised, the extensible rods are curved or tilted so that the grip moves toward the middle of the loading table. The extensible rods are secured at a position in a retracted state by stoppers so that the grip is positioned at an upper portion of the bag body or above the bag body, and are secured at a position by the stoppers in an extended state so that a height of the grip from the bottoms of the casters is in a range of 60 to 100 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Swany Corporation
    Inventor: Etsuo Miyoshi