Occupant Propelled Patents (Class 280/7.15)
  • Patent number: 10589815
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transformable bicycle. The transformable bicycle including: a pair of front fork members which are connected to a front wheel, and which are arranged with the front wheel interposed therebetween; a head tube which is connected a fork support bar; a frame which is coupled to the head tube, and which is connected such that the head tube is rotatable around a bolt pin; a fastening device which is connected to the head tube; another fastening device which is installed with the fastening device and a spring interposed therebetween; a fastening device handle which allows the front fork members to be folded toward the frame in such a manner that the fastening device handle rotates the head tube connected to the fastening devices around the bolt pin by pulling the fastening devices during rotation around pins; a seat; and a rear wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Byongnam Kang
  • Patent number: 9266577
    Abstract: A riding toy, free from maintenance work like battery replacement and able to urge a rider to take exercise while preventing the rider from getting tired thereof, has one front wheel and two rear wheels that are provided rotatably on a body, a generating motor linked with the rear wheels via a power transmission mechanism, a rectifier bridge circuit rectifying an output current from the generating motor, a storage unit storing a direct current from the rectifier bridge circuit, button switches of a button group on the body or a handlebar, an output unit on the handlebar including a sound emitting device or a light emitting device and a control unit causing the light emitting device or the sound emitting device of the output unit to perform a predetermined operation in response to operation of the button switches based on a current supplied from the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: AGATSUMA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Todokoro
  • Patent number: 9120523
    Abstract: A foldable frame for bicycle is provided in the present invention. The foldable frame can be folded up in three simple steps because of the application of two releasable locking systems: (1) release a front locking system; (2) release a rear locking system;(3) fold up a pair of rear forks hinge joint with a crossbar towards the front wheel. Other parts such as seat tube and pedal bar which are hinge joint with the crossbar can be folded up towards the crossbar. To reduce weight of the frame, a single-tube suspension system is also employed at the front of the foldable frame. The foldable frame of the present invention is easy to fold, non-bulky, lightweight and affordable to strong force as compared to any conventional foldable bicycles. The present invention can be applied to bicycle or any two-wheel vehicles such as electricity-driven or petroleum-driven motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Sze Keung Wu
  • Patent number: 8967641
    Abstract: Balance bike having a frame provided with a steering bush or holder for rotatably holding handlebars with a front wheel fork whereby one or several front wheels are connected to the front wheel fork and whereby the balance bike having two back wheels, characterised in that the frame of the balance bike having two frame parts which are directly or indirectly hinge-mounted at a distance (D) from one another to the steering bush or holder by hinges from where the frame parts extend up to a distance thereof and are each provided with a back wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Chillafish Company NV
    Inventor: Sebastian De Roeck
  • Publication number: 20140217685
    Abstract: A conversion scooter is adapted for use as a sit to ride scooter in a first configuration and a stand to ride scooter in a second configuration. The conversion scooter has a frame, a steering assembly and a seat removably coupled to the frame. The steering assembly can be steered by a user in the first and second configurations. The frame has a first end portion and a second end portion, and a foot platform extending between the first end portion and the second end portion. In the first configuration a seat surface of the seat is generally parallel to a longitudinal axis of the frame, and in the second configuration the seat is coupled to a first end portion of the frame and the seat is generally transverse to the longitudinal axis of the frame. Seat securing members secure the seat in the first and second configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Emily Byrne, Ian Grout
  • Patent number: 8596649
    Abstract: A riding toy provides a spin-out feature. The riding toy includes a frame, a steerable front wheel mounted to the frame and a rear wheel mounted to the frame. A rear carriage is pivotally attached to the frame so as to pivot about a generally horizontal axis. A caster is mounted to the rear carriage so as to pivot about a generally vertical axis. A lever is pivotally attached to the frame. A link has a leading end pivotally connected to the lever and a trailing end pivotally connected to the rear carriage. As a result, the riding toy may be changed from a traditional configuration, where the rear wheel of the riding toy contacts a riding surface upon which the riding toy is being ridden, to a spin-out configuration, where the caster lifts the rear wheel of the riding toy off of the riding surface, by pulling the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Bricker
  • Patent number: 8523193
    Abstract: Described is a convertible ride-on and pull wagon toy. The toy wagon includes a wagon body having a compartment therein for storage. A plurality of wheels are rotatably connected with the wagon body for supporting the wagon body on a ground surface. An elongated seat member having a wagon end and a handle end is attached with the wagon body such that the wagon end is pivotally connected with the wagon body. A handle is connected with the handle end of the elongated seat member. The elongated seat member is pivotally attached to the wagon body to rotate between a ride-on configuration, where the elongated seat member covers the compartment and operates as a seat (and can be selectively locked in place with a lock mechanism), and a pull wagon configuration, where the elongated seat member extends from the wagon and serves as a neck for the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
    Inventors: Damian Mucaro, Zachary J. Durren, Ron Lokos
  • Patent number: 8454030
    Abstract: An ice skate blade assembly comprising: (a) an ice skate blade comprising first and second hooks projecting upwardly; (b) a blade holder having a bottom portion having a longitudinal groove extending therealong for receiving the upper edge of the ice skate blade and wherein the bottom portion further defines a recess extending upwardly from the longitudinal groove for receiving the first hook; and (c) a single actuator having a wall accessible by a finger of a user, a resilient portion having an end wall facing a section of the inner surface of the second pedestal and a base with an inner wall and a bottom wall having an upper surface, an end and a bottom surface, wherein the inner wall and the bottom wall define therebetween a channel opens to the bottom aperture for receiving the second hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Bauer Hockey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-François Corbeil, Conrad Payeur, Ivan Labonté, Sébastien Dubois
  • Patent number: 8382140
    Abstract: A cycle comprises a frame, a front fork and a rear fork. The cycle is convertible between a bicycle, a tricycle and a quad-cycle by replacement of wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony John Wayman
  • Publication number: 20110232254
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a garden machine. More specifically, the present invention relates to a pedal-driven lawn mower. The pedal-driven lawn mower of the present invention comprises a carriage, a mechanism for driving the lawn mower and a cutting hob mechanism arranged on said carriage; said cutting hob mechanism is transmission connected to said mechanism for driving the lawn mower. The present invention combines cutting hob mechanism with the pedal-driven vehicle whereby an operator can sit on the lawn mower to control the direction and drive the lawn mower and the cutting hob mechanism when pedaling. The present invention functions both sports entertainment and grass cutting but uses no fuel or power thus is healthy and environment-friendly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Sucheng Ju, Xuzhong Zheng
  • Publication number: 20110198819
    Abstract: A child vehicle includes a front portion having a front wheel and a first handlebar configured to steer the vehicle, and a rear portion coupled to the front portion and having a rear wheel. The front portion is capable of rotating relative to the rear portion about a first pivot axis. A pivot member is coupled to the vehicle and rotatable about a second pivot axis between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the pivot member operates as a seat for supporting a rider thereon to define a ride-on configuration. In the second position, the pivot member operates as a second handlebar to define a scooter configuration. The second handlebar is also configured to steer the vehicle when in the scooter configuration. The vehicle may include a graphical interface for decorating or otherwise marking the vehicle in a manner preferred by the child.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100007104
    Abstract: An amputee mobility device includes a wheeled frame, and seat with webbed pocket for receiving an amputated leg. The seat is adjustable height adjustable, as is the pocket for customizing to individuals. Adjustable handles allow amputees to move themselves, or allow a helper to push like a wheelchair. In one form, the frame includes front and rear articulated subframes. In another form, the wheeled frame forms an elongated rigid frame, with two fixed-axle wheels and two rear-located steerable wheels and one front-located steerable wheel. In another form, the frame includes two fixed-axle wheels and two steerable wheels arranged to function somewhat like a wheeled walking cane. Optional features include outriggers for leg protection, a foldable frame for compact storage and shipment, bicycle-like lockable hand brakes, a seat without aperture for supporting a lower leg extending horizontally, storage shelves, and cup holders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Becky J. Bennett
  • Patent number: 7597331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a unique convertible ride-on vehicle. The ride-on vehicle of the present invention includes at least one font wheel, at least two rear wheels mounted on a rear axle, a frame supported by the at least one front wheel and the at least two rear wheels, a torque input mechanism, a torque transfer mechanism for transferring torque from the torque input mechanism to the rear wheels. The ride-on vehicle of the present invention is convertible between a first, tricycle configuration in which the rear wheels are spaced apart on the rear axle and a second, bicycle configuration in which the rear wheels are in close proximity to each other. Finally, the present application discloses a clean, simple method and apparatus for adjusting the tension of a chain or belt utilized to drive a ride-on vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony G. Schulte, Ross Rumfola, III
  • Publication number: 20080231006
    Abstract: An inter-convertible single person type transporting aid (10) comprises a multi directionally propellable wheeled carrier frame (12) that is fitted with drive wheels (14) that are independently drivable via motors (16) and situated to enable aid central axis turning. The frame (12) is constituted from an upper frame part (20) displaceably mounted to a wheeled base frame (22) fitted at its outer corners with castors (24). The upper frame part (20) is biased in the direction of arrow (30) relative to the base frame (22). The aid (10) is re-arrangeable into a walk supporter or walker (38), a sitting transporter and a standing transporter by the removable fitting of a seat and a standing platform respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Adriaan Van Eeden
  • Patent number: 7232130
    Abstract: A rear drive assembly for a snow bicycle includes a body adapted to be supported by an axle which rotatably supports a rear wheel of a bicycle. An upper arm is rigidly affixed to and extends upwardly from the body. A lower arm is rigidly affixed to and extends at an angle downwardly and rearwardly from the body. A track tensioning and guide assembly is positioned at the remote attachment end of the lower arm. An extendible and retractable attachment member is positioned at a remote attachment end of the upper arm and is, preferably, attached to a seat post of the bicycle. As the bicycle begins to ascend a slope the attachment member retracts to maintain the track in ground contact and as the bicycle begins to descend the slope the attachment member extends to maintain the track in ground contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventor: Kyle Reeves
  • Patent number: 6637759
    Abstract: A transformable riding toy includes a frame having front, rear, and central portions with a seat for a child. The toy includes a canopy having a top panel and a plurality of legs coupled to the central portion of the frame. The canopy is removable from the frame for use as a table. The toy also includes a digger assembly mounted to the rear portion of the frame and having a bucket with wheels that is removable, the bucket being operative as a wagon when removed. The toy includes a front-end loader assembly coupled to the front portion of the frame and having a bucket with a removable panel, the front-end loader bucket being operative as a bench when removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Myra L. Jones
  • Patent number: 6527290
    Abstract: A recumbent bicycle, the manufacture thereof, and apparatus for forming same, is provided. The recumbent bicycle generally includes a frame having joined forward and rearward frame portions. The forward frame portion is a sit-up bicycle frame adpated to support a steerable front ground engaging wheel. The rearward frame portion is adapted to support a suspension assembly and substantially bear a rider thereon. Preferably, the sit-up bicycle frame includes a head tube, down tube, bottom bracket, seat tube, chainstay, seatstay, and dropouts, and the rearward frame portion includes a supplemental chainstay. The rearward frame portion is joined to the forward frame portion such that the supplemental chainstay rearwardly extends from the dropouts as a substantial continuation of the chainstay of the forward frame portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventor: James G. Black
  • Publication number: 20020063402
    Abstract: A kit is disclosed for converting a conventional bicycle to a self-propelled snow bike. The kit includes a ski, an elongated member for mounting the ski to the front fork of a bicycle and a bias means for urging the ski to maintain a proper orientation as the ski pitches with respect to the elongated member. When the kit is attached to the front fork, the front end of the bicycle is raised so as to place more weight over the rear wheel for improved traction. Elevating the front end also provides greater ground clearance for the bicycle pedals so the bicycle may be pedaled even though the bike may settle into snow covered ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventor: Brooke Oliver Scatchard
  • Patent number: 6293560
    Abstract: A suspension arrangement for a wheeled conveyance, the suspension arrangement including a mounting member, at least two pairs of wheels and a biasing structure, the mounting member supporting thereon in an operable manner the pairs of wheels, the biasing structure acting between the mounting member and a remote point so as to cause the mounting member to pivot about a pivot point provided thereon and through which the mounting member is joined to the remainder of the conveyance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Buzz Bike International Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: John William Byatt