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Land vehicles April category listing, related patent applications 04/06

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04/27/2006 > 23 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20060087087 - Truck for skateboards: A skateboard truck is presented that includes a kingpin situated between a pivot pin and an axle. The truck includes a base plate, with a pivot pin with a tip pivotally attached with the base plate. An axle having a center point is included, where a pin-axle axis runs from...

20060087088 - Releasable heel riser for ski binding: The present invention relates to ski bindings. One embodiment of the present invention relates to a releasable heel retention system, which includes a base, a climbing bar, a climbing bar interface member, and a heel throw. The base is coupled to a ski or snow sport device in a fixed...

20060087089 - Snowboard binding: The invention relates to a snowboard binding, in particular adapted to flexible boots. According to said invention, a heel clams is arranged on a soleplate which is disposed under abase plate, is longitudinally displaceable and fixable directly to the snowboard base plate by friction connection or form closure. A calf...

20060087090 - Snowboard binding rotational system with stance adjustment: A snowboard boot binding rotation system provides for detent notches that may be adjusted in rotational separation by the relative rotation of two co-rotating disks. Adjustment of the location of the lock engaging these notches and adjustment in the separation between the notches allows complete adjustment of the user's stance...

20060087091 - Shopping cart bumper: A shopping cart has a wire basket, which comprises generally horizontal and generally vertical wires defining two side walls, defining a front wall, and defining multiple apertures in each of the side and front walls, and in which the front wall meets each of the side walls along a generally...

20060087092 - Stackable dolly: The dolly is constructed with wheels to provide mobility and with posts to allow for stacking of one dolly on another for storage purposes and return shipment purposes. A long dolly may also be provided with laterally mounted posts for receiving and supporting a shorter, but wider, dolly thereon. Each...

20060087093 - Skateboard, backpack & gear rack: A skateboard support provides an expandable motif which gives the ability to support one, or a number of skateboards in a handy, easily accessible, and scalable structure which can support one or more skateboards. A cross pattern of support on a four-member support enables subsequent four-member supports to be located...

20060087094 - Anti-slip step for a motor vehicle and a method of forming the same: An anti-slip step is provided. The step includes a tread plate with a top surface and a bottom surface. A plurality of grip structures extend upwardly from the top surface of the tread plate and a plurality of drain structures extend downwardly from the bottom surface of the metal plate....

20060087095 - Foldable bicycle: A foldable bicycle includes a bicycle frame, two driving wheels and a folding arrangement. The bicycle frame has a front portion, a rear portion, and a body frame including three supporting members to define a triangular structure. The folding arrangement includes a folding joint and a detachable connecting joint. The...

20060087096 - Telescoping suspension fork having a quick release wheel component clamp: A releasable clamp system for clamping a wheel component to a vehicle includes a frame member and a cover plate that is pivotally coupled to the frame member. The cover plate is movable between a closed portion where the cover plate and the frame member encompass the wheel component and...

20060087097 - Home care equipment system: A system for assisting a person of limited mobility in moving from room to room within a home and performing essential daily activities includes a personal mobility device which includes transfer drivers which engage a transfer system to transition from a first elevation to a second elevation....

20060087098 - Wheelchair: A wheelchair frame member that includes a first metallic tube member, a second metallic tube member, and a tubular composite member. First and second end portions of the composite member extend into the first and second metallic tube members. The first and second end portions of the composite members are...

20060087099 - High mobility recovery trailer: The invention in a preferred form includes a frame assembly having a load bearing surface and a hitch engagement. The hitch engagement includes a lifting bar and a hitch guide. A bogey assembly may be further attached to the frame. The bogey assembly may include a wheeled axle. The high...

20060087100 - Gooseneck trailer hitch: A trailer hitch having an assembly housing that is mounted to the bed of a vehicle, the assembly housing receiving a ball hitch that extends out of the top of the assembly housing, and a torsion bar disposed within the assembly housing to dampen the vibration of the trailer from...

20060087101 - Trailer hitch and towing system with removable utility box: The trailer hitch and towing system with removable utility box is a receiver mounted removable utility box system that accepts interchangeable towing accessories and further includes a hitch pin. The towing system has a first tube with a pair of side apertures that are inserted into and aligned with the...

20060087102 - Releasable systems: The present invention relates to releasable binding systems that utilize at least one torsion member for inducing a releasable binding force upon a releasable member. One embodiment of the present invention relates to a releasable ski system incorporating at least one torsion member, a base, and a releasable member. The...

20060087103 - Foldable wheelchair and axle plate therefor: A foldable wheelchair comprises a substantially horizontally extending upper side frame member. An upper end of an axle plate is secured to the upper side frame member. An axle housing is secured to the axle plate. A cross brace is pivotally secured directly to the axle plate at the lower...

20060087104 - Multi-use boat trailer: A vehicle trailer includes a first section and a second section next to the first section. The first section accommodates a boat or a personal water craft, and the second section accommodates at least one second item. The at least one second item may be a motorcycle or an ATV....

20060087105 - Gas generator and device for electrically contacting a gas generator: The invention relates to a gas generator for filling an airbag of a vehicle. Said gas generator (1) can be integrated into the vehicle in such a way that it is electrically insulated from the same, and can be directly connected to the electrical earth of the vehicle, especially to...

20060087106 - One-piece initiator device for inflators: A one-piece initiator device including an end closure having a first end portion and a second end portion opposite the first end portion. The end closure forming a passage between the first end portion and the second end portion. A squib is at least partially positioned within the passage. A...

20060087107 - Body to frame energy transfer brackets: An automotive vehicle comprises a frame having a pair of side rails interconnected by a plurality of cross members. A rocker panel substantially parallel to and spaced from each side rail creates a gap. An energy transfer member seats within the gap for transferring energy between the rocker panel and...

20060087108 - Seat belt device: A seat belt 11 for constraining an occupant to a seat is provided with both a tension varying means 12, 16 allowing a tension given to the seat belt 11 to vary, and a tension detecting means 15, 17 for detecting a tension of the seat belt 11. There is...

20060087109 - Underbody structure of vehicle: An underbody structure of a vehicle includes a floor panel of which rear portion is raised to form a rear floor, a pair of left and right rear side frames extending generally along a longitudinal axis of the vehicle at the rear of the floor panel with a specific distance...

  
04/20/2006 > 54 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20060082077 - Method for evaluating instantaneous frequency of mechanical excitation exerted on a motor vehicle wheel: A method for evaluating instantaneous frequency of a mechanical excitation exerted on a motor vehicle wheel by the uneven surface of a road, based on measurements of observable parameters such as those related to the instantaneous height of the chassis and/or the wheel of the vehicle. The method includes a...

20060082078 - Lift system for raising the rear of a truck: A lift system for integration with the air suspension system of a truck for raising the rear of the truck so that the trailer can be attached and the landing gear let up includes an air dump valve, two air control switch valves, one one-way valve, one air gauge rated...

20060082079 - Apparatus and method for automatically leveling an object: An apparatus for automatically leveling a vehicle is provided. Having a plurality of legs, a sensor and a controller. The sensor is mounted to the vehicle to sense pitch and roll of the vehicle relative to a reference level plane. The sensor produces an orientation signal representing the vehicle pitch...

20060082080 - Ice sled with malleable runners and removable wheels: An ice sled with a handlebar assembly attached to a pair of equivalent modified, malleable sleigh runners each made up of “304′ stainless steel with a foot rest affixed to each sleigh runner and with a plurality of through holes in each sleigh runner with each through hole amenable to...

20060082081 - Extruded light-weight figure skate blade holder with two part blade: An extruded light-weight blade support with a blade for a figure skate including an extruded holding means having a first portion and a second portion and a blade removably mounted to the extruded holding means. The first and second portions may be mounted to the figure skate. The extruded holding...

20060082082 - Collapsible carrier for child car seat: A collapsible carrier for a child car seat, including pivotably connected body and base portions, a handle telescoping from the body, a strap device, and rollers supporting the body and base above an underlying surface. The strap device and a retainer member on the base cooperate to support a child...

20060082083 - Snowboard: A snowboard has elongate runners integrally formed with the bottom surface of the snowboard to increase the downhill speed characteristics of the snowboard. The runners define a longitudinally extending channel thereinbetween. The cross-sectional thickness of the snowboard is thicker at the runners and becomes thinner along the channel to increase...

20060082084 - Mechanic's creeper: An improved mechanic's creeper apparatus for use when working under a vehicle and the like includes a frame having an upper end, lower end, right side, and left side frame portions. A contoured deck or body platform is supported between the right and left sides. Each side bears at least...

20060082085 - Improved sanitary sheath for a cart handle: A disposable sanitary sheath for a shopping cart handle featuring a sheet wrappable about said handle, said sheet having a length and width so as to cover at least the portion of said handle coming into contact with a user's hands, an adhesive strip positioned about one side of a...

20060082086 - Handling device for wheel assembly components: A wheeled hand truck installs, removes, and transports rim-mounted tires and brake drums for vehicles. The truck comprises an elongated frame and extended fork section supported by a transverse axle having wheels at the ends bracketing the frame. The frame includes a handle section extending opposite the fork section that...

20060082088 - Caster brake: A brake is disclosed for use with a cart. The brake includes a pad that contacts the floor to resist movement of the cart. The height of the pad is adjustable....

20060082087 - Painting accessory cart: An accessory cart that is adapted to hold any one of a plurality of conventional buckets. The cart includes a base and a handle that is releasably secured to the base. The base includes a stand portion and a frame portion. The stand portion includes a lower end that engages...

20060082089 - Versatile sports board: A versatile sports board comprising a top deck for supporting an operator, continuous side wall extending from the top deck and a bottom wall extending from the side wall, wherein the top deck, side wall and bottom wall define an internal cavity containing gas and, optionally, a lightweight material. The...

20060082090 - Steering wheel sensitivity brake control: An apparatus for controlling the braking of a vehicle having a brake system. The apparatus comprises a brake actuating member (10) mounted to the vehicle within hand reach of a driver. Strain gages (17S, 18S) are adapted for being disposed in communication with the brake actuating member (10). A processing...

20060082092 - Reconfigurable strut assembly: A vehicle includes front and rear suspension systems. The vehicle includes front left and right strut assemblies respectively including front left and right knuckles. Rear left and right strut assemblies respectively include rear left and right knuckles. The knuckles are common with one another with each knuckle having a common...

20060082091 - Strut with an elastic wheel carrier mount: In an independent wheel suspension including a wheel-guiding strut which is mounted on a vehicle body, a wheel carrier is so supported on the strut by several elastic pivoting bearings, that a high degree of driving comfort is provided by a controlled accommodation of lateral, longitudinal and vertical forces....

20060082093 - Stabilizer bar and bushing assembly: A stabilizer bar assembly for a vehicle suspension system is disclosed. The stabilizer bar assembly has a stabilizer bar that is provided with an annular ring. The annular ring is either formed as an upset or assembled to the stabilizer bar. A bushing having a groove on its inner diameter...

20060082094 - Independent wheel suspension system: In an independent wheel suspension system comprising a strut supporting the wheel of a vehicle and including a wheel carrier mounted on the strut by a plurality of elastic bearings, at least one of the elastic bearings is disposed in front of the axis of rotation of the wheel and...

20060082095 - Apparatus and method for providing a step for a vehicle: An apparatus and method for providing or furnishing a step for a vehicle. The method for furnishing a step for a vehicle comprising providing a vehicle having a hitch assembly including a hitch member engaged to a receiver assembly, removing the hitch assembly from the receiver assembly and engaging a...

20060082096 - Retractable vehicle step assembly: A retractable step assembly for use with a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly includes a mounting bracket for mounting the assembly in an operative position to the vehicle, a step pivotally connected to the mounting bracket so as to pivot about a substantially vertical pivot axis, a guide member provided...

20060082097 - Convertible riding toy: A riding toy converts between a traditional or conventional upright trike configuration and a low slung chopper configuration. A front frame tube is joined to a head tube to which the front wheel and handlebars are piviotally attached. A rear frame tube is joined to a pair of rear wheels....

20060082098 - Mount for a wheelchair footrest: A wheelchair footrest is provided having a footrest support member and a socket receptacle connected thereto. A swivel element is adjustably received for rotation within the socket receptacle. A foot plate is connected to the swivel element by a foot plate support member. The position of the swivel element is...

20060082099 - Gooseneck trailer hitch for tractors: A hitch device enabling a three-point tractor hitch to be attached to a gooseneck trailer or other similar apparatus (such as a fifth-wheel trailer) is disclosed. A preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a tubular member having a generally arcuate shape, to which a trailer hitch ball and a...

20060082100 - Goose neck trailer: A goose neck trailer with a pair of side rails has a goose neck hitch attached to the side rails and defined by two side members extending upwardly and forwardly therefrom and converging inwardly and forwardly to the hitch coupling with a series of cross-members interconnecting the side members to...

20060082101 - One-piece trailer guide plate: A one piece trailer guide plate is designed to aid in aligning the trailer tongue directly over the ball, preventing damage to equipment and insuring user safety and convenience. The one piece trailer guide plate will eliminate the act of getting in and out of the tow vehicle in order...

20060082102 - Coupler with self-latching and self-locking latching mechanism for a quick hitch: A coupler for a hitch such as a quick hitch for a three point hitch of a work machine such as a tractor or the like, having a latching mechanism for holding a pin of a work element such as an implement or the like, in a receptacle of the...

20060082103 - Adjustable ski skin attachment device: The present invention relates to an adjustable ski skin attachment device that can be used to efficiently attach a skin to a ski or snowboard. In accordance with the present invention, an adjustable ski skin attachment device includes two threaded members, a coupler, and a cover. The two threaded members...

20060082104 - Folding wheeled chair: A collapsible mobile chair assembly comprises a frame having a pair of wheel axles which include rack gearing and are slidably mounted in said frame for axial moveable between an extended operating position and a retracted storage position. The rack gearing of the axles overlap and drivingly engaging a pinion...

20060082105 - Folding mechanism for a front wheel of a golf cart: A golf cart includes a frame including two parallel rods, a front wheel, and a mechanism used for displacing the wheel between stretched position and folded one; the mechanism includes two locating members secured to the rods, and a wheel support, which has two bars each passing into a hole...

20060082106 - Automotive trim assembly having an integrated airbag door: An automotive trim assembly adapted to have an airbag deploy through the trim assembly includes a substrate with a deployment door integrally molded with the substrate and having a front surface adapted to face the interior of the automobile and a back surface opposite the front surface. The airbag is...

20060082108 - Curtain airbag arrangement structure: Disclosed is an arrangement structure for a curtain airbag, which comprises a bracket plate 20 for attaching a curtain airbag to a vehicle body inner panel 1b, and a pillar trim 30 formed with a trim engagement-plate potion 31 in the vicinity of an upper end thereof. The trim engagement-plate...

20060082107 - Inflatable side curtain that moves occupant's head away from vehicle side structure: Apparatus (10) helps protect an occupant (152) of a vehicle (12) that has a side structure (16) and a roof (18). The apparatus (10) includes a vehicle occupant protection device (14) deployable away from the vehicle roof (18) into engagement with the occupant's head (150) positioned against the side structure...

20060082109 - Method of making an automotive trim assembly having an integrated airbag door: A method of making an automotive trim assembly includes injection molding a first curable polymer to form a substrate including a deployment door in a first shot of a molding operation. A cover is then formed on at least a portion of both the substrate and deployment door by injection...

20060082111 - Passenger protection system which detects closeness of passenger to inner side surface of interior: A passenger protection system for a vehicle having a door opening to which a door is attached. The system has an airbag attached in a folded form along an upper edge of the door opening, wherein when being expanded, the airbag is deployed along an inner side surface of an...

20060082110 - Smart airbag for vehicular applications: A smart airbag (14) is monitored by a vehicle restraint control module (24) and includes a state sensor (42) that generates an airbag state signal. A smart airbag fault circuit (40) is coupled to the state sensor (42) and includes multiple state devices (50). Each of the state devices (50)...

20060082112 - Gas generator: The present invention provides an inflator for an inflatable restraint system in an automobile. The inflator includes an elongate inflator body containing a baffle tube that cools gases as they are shunted therethrough upon gas generator activation....

20060082113 - Inflator device for airbag installations: An inflator assembly having an inflator base including a simple stamping. The inflator base includes an end wall, first and second openings in the end wall, a base side wall generally perpendicularly extending from the end wall, and an attachment collar generally perpendicularly extending from the base side wall at...

20060082114 - Airbag device: An airbag module includes an airbag and an inflator. The inflator is configured to have an output in the range of 180 to 320 kPa. The airbag is configured to have an inflation volume in the range of 50 to 95 L. The airbag can be a passenger-side, two chamber...

20060082115 - Energy absorption device and passenger safety crossbar system incorporating same: An energy absorption device comprises an elongated base member (22) and an elongated mechanically fused spring arm (30) extending longitudinally from a first end (32) secured to the base member to a free distal end (34). The spring arm has resilience for storing mechanical energy when flexed from a normally...

20060082116 - Knee bolster: The invention provides an apparatus and method for absorbing energy in response to a vehicle crash. The apparatus includes a knee bolster disposable in a vehicle for absorbing an impact from at least one knee of a driver. The apparatus also includes a connecting device associated with the knee bolster....

20060082117 - Power wheelchair: A power wheelchair is capable of operating in either a two-wheel or a four-wheel drive configuration. The wheelchair includes first and second forward drive wheels in contact a supporting surface. First and second wheel support assemblies each include a support member pivotally connected to the wheelchair frame. Each wheel support...

20060082118 - Adjustable hydrostatic control system: An adjustable hydrostatic control system that adjusts in length to locate mutual neutral locations while transmitting the necessary torque through mating sliding spines....

20060082119 - Lock for tilting and telescoping steering column: The invention provides an apparatus including first and second steering column members engaged for pivotal movement relative to one another. The apparatus also includes a third steering column member supporting the first steering column member for sliding movement along an axis. The apparatus also includes a positive lock engaged with...

20060082121 - Steering gearbox mounting structure: A steering gearbox mounting structure having an intermediate bracket mounts a steering gearbox for steering wheels of a vehicle on a subframe of the vehicle. The intermediate bracket has a breakable portion which breaks when a force greater than a predetermined force is applied to the breakable portion to provide...

20060082120 - Telescopic shaft for motor vehicle steering: Spherical members 7 are provided between plural pairs of axial grooves 3, 5 which are respectively formed on the outer peripheral surface of a male shaft 1 and on the inner peripheral surface of a female shaft 2, a leaf spring 9 for preload is interposed between the axial groove...

20060082122 - Control housing for work vehicle: An agricultural tractor or other work vehicle having an operator's station is described. A steering column assembly is mounted in the operator's station and has a steering shaft disposed in a steering shaft barrel. The steering column assembly is adapted to both tilt and telescope. A left hand forward-neutral-reverse lever...

20060082123 - Spot-welded joint for hydroformed members: A process for spot-welding hydroformed members allows at least one hydroformed member to be positioned with an end butted against a lateral side of the second hydroformed member. A structural shell member sandwiches the joint around the two hydroformed members to provide a surface to which each of the hydroformed...

20060082124 - Vehicle front structure, activation controller for occupant protection apparatus, and method of production of vehicle front structure: A vehicle front structure of the present invention has a pair of side members longitudinally located on right and left sides of a vehicle, and a pair of sub side members juxtaposed to the respective side members and adapted to receive a impact load in the event of a frontal...

20060082125 - Belt end fitting device: A pivotally or foldably mounted belt end fitting device is provided to secure a seatbelt. The belt end fitting device minimally obstructs and/or disturbs a vehicle passenger, in particular when the passenger is getting into or out of a rear seat of the vehicle....

20060082126 - Adaptive restraint system with retractor pretensioner: A restraint system and method is adaptive to the size of the occupant, and adapts both pretensioning and load limitation characteristics to the occupant. The adaptive restraint system generally includes a retractor, a belt anchorage pretensioner, and a retractor pretensioner. The system is operable in at least a first mode...

20060082129 - Child vehicle seat having retractable coupling apparatus: A child vehicle seat includes a first shell portion defining a first aperture and a second aperture, and a second shell portion including a seat portion, the second shell portion being positioned in relation to the first shell portion so as to define a space therebetween. The child seat further...

20060082127 - Retractor with pretensioner: A retractor includes a pretensioner whereby increased control and variation over the load limitation characteristics of the retractor are provided. The seat belt and spool are linked to a locking mechanism through a first force limiting element, while the pretensioner is linked to the seat belt and spool through a...

20060082128 - Retractor with pretensioner: A retractor includes a pretensioner whereby increased control and variation over the load limitation characteristics of the retractor are provided. The seat belt and spool are linked to a locking mechanism through a first force limiting element, while the pretensioner is linked to the seat belt and spool through a...

20060082130 - Wheel splash and spray suppressor: A one-piece synthetic splash and spray suppressor (50) is fastened to the margin of the trailing edge (48) of a front wheel well, or fender, (24) of a vehicle (10) to suppress road splash and spray created by a wheel within the well or fender from hitting steps (40, 42)...

  
04/13/2006 > 30 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20060076739 - Stair climbing wheelchair carrier: A stair climbing wheelchair carrier operable by an unassisted wheelchair user is provided. The carrier includes a crawler drive unit and a carrying unit. The carrying unit includes a carrier main frame whose position is adjustable up and down relative to the crawler drive unit, an anchor unit for securely...

20060076740 - Braking and drive force control apparatus for a vehicle: A braking and drive force control apparatus for a vehicle whose wheels are separately driven by electric motors. A controller calculates a drive force or a braking force to be applied to each wheel in accordance with the average sprung displacement and average sprung velocity of the vehicle body which...

20060076741 - Vehicle stability system: using active tilting mechanism as a counter measure to natural tilt: The present invention is a vehicle stability system that affords safe turn with higher speed as well as maximum brake performance and resists rollover by using one or more electrical and mechanical modes to shift the center of gravity of the vehicle into a more stable position in the event...

20060076742 - Modular snowmobile ski: A modular snowmobile ski is provided with a base that has longitudinally extending retainers, as shown, slots, or longitudinally extending slidable engaging projections that will accept ribs, keels, and the like with complimentary retainers. Various types of center keels or ribs can be provided for changing the aggressiveness of the...

20060076743 - Sanitizing apparatus for shopping cart and other handles: A shopping cart handle and sanitizing apparatus and method includes a housing with a sanitizing fluid reservoir mounted to slidably encircle the cart handle and dispense the fluid onto the handle from applicators in the housing that contract the handle as the housing is moved to and fro. A pump...

20060076744 - Versatile sorting cart: Versatile Sorting Cart is a unit comprised of (sections, shelves, bins, lids, drawer, tub, and handles) that facilitates performing multiple tasks concurrently, whereby it as a whole or representative parts comprise an environmentally adaptable sorting work activity center to collect, mark or code, deposit, extract, organize, track, store, exhibit, reuse,...

20060076745 - Camera dolly: A robotic camera dolly has a column and a base. The base is both driven and steered through the use of two drive wheels. The drive wheels are driven at equal peripheral velocities to move the dolly in a straight line, and at different peripheral velocities to steer the dolly....

20060076746 - Structural assembly for electric scooter: A structural assembly for electric scooter includes a seat mount and a treadboard support. The structural assembly utilizes hook portions on a connecting plate of the treadboard support to hook onto a stud shaft below a joining plate of the seat mount, and further utilizes embed pieces with compression springs...

20060076750 - Stabilizer and a method of manufacturing the same: A stabilizer (1) used in a vehicle is provided by a tubular element (2) with a middle section (3) and two end sections (4a and 4b), where the end sections (4a and 4b) is bent at an angle relative the middle section (3) so that the stabilizer (1) attains a...

20060076747 - Wheelchair suspension system: A wheelchair has a suspension system that includes a front caster housing mounted forward of a wheelchair frame by means of a front linkage. The front caster housing supports a front caster. A drive wheel pivot arm, on which a mid-wheel-drive drive wheel is mounted, is itself mounted for pivoting...

20060076748 - Wheelchair with damping mechanism: A wheelchair has a damping system to reduce the forward pitch of the wheelchair upon sudden deceleration or upon descent of a sloped surface. The damping system includes a clamp that selectively grips a shaft....

20060076751 - Strut suspension: A strut suspension includes a strut whose upper end is supported by an automobile body and whose lower end is supported by a wheel side member, an upper side spring seat, a lower side spring seat fixed to the strut, and a coil spring arranged between the upper side spring...

20060076749 - Traction block: The Traction Block is a rear suspension device that directly attaches a rear spring spacer to a traction bar. The system advantageously links the traction bar device directly to a rear spacer block to create a simple product capable of limiting axle wrap and wheel hop....

20060076752 - Manually height adjustable and rotatable steering assembly for bicycles: An apparatus and method of securing a bicycle handlebar stem to the front wheel fork steerer tube with handlebar height adjustability and rotation of the handlebar and stem for easy storage. A steering assembly is provided where the handlebar stem is moveably fastened to the front fork steerer tube using...

20060076753 - Fifth wheel trailer hitch: A fifth wheel trailer hitch assembly having a torsion bar mounted to a bed of a vehicle, a pair of support arms connected to the torsion bar and extending upwardly, a support beam connected to and extending between the support arms, and a coupling assembly mounted to the support beam....

20060076754 - Trailer towing system: An accessory towing apparatus that connects a towing vehicle to a gooseneck type trailer. The accessory towing apparatus includes a chassis assembly mounted on an axle having two ground engaging wheels. The chassis assembly includes two linkage arms, which are attached to and extend from the axle. The ends of...

20060076755 - Automatic hitch system: An automatic hitch system which is capable to automatically couple or uncouple a pulling vehicle with a trailing vehicle without the need of the driver to get out of the pulling vehicle. The automatic hitch system comprises a first hitch section to be mounted on a pulling vehicle to be...

20060076756 - Table saw cart: A table saw cart comprised of a framework of a carrier containing multiple lateral and longitudinal frames, a foldable frame and a set of front wheels; those longitudinal frames being movable for adjustment to compromise the size of the individual machine; expansion and elevation brackets adapted to both sides of...

20060076757 - Ride height control system for walking beam suspension: A trailer suspension system includes first and second axles with a walking beam interconnecting the first and second axles. An intermediate portion of the walking beam provides a fulcrum for the first and second axles. Air bags are arranged on the first and second axles. A ride height control valve...

20060076758 - Air bag module: An air bag module includes an inflator for supplying gas, and an air bag supplied with the gas from the inflator, and arranged to expand between an attachment surface and legs of an occupant sitting on a seat. Thickness of the air bag in a direction from the attachment surface...

20060076759 - Side air bag device: A side air bag device (10) includes an inflator (11) arranged in a backrest (15a) of a seat (15) to discharge gas, an air bag (12) having an upper chamber (12a) and a lower chamber (12b), which are each inflated by discharging gas, and an impact reducing means (19) for...

20060076760 - Occupant protection system: A seatbelt webbing includes a shoulder part and a lap part. The shoulder part is a standard belt and at least part of the lap belt is an airbelt. In a front collision, a pretensioner of the shoulder part is activated, thereby retracting a specified length of the seatbelt webbing...

20060076761 - occupant safety-restraint system and method for fully deploying an airbag prior to occupant contact: An occupant safety restraint system (“OSR system”) (10) and method for fully deploying an airbag (20) before an occupant contacts the airbag (20). In one embodiment, the OSR system (10) includes a seatbelt restraint system (12), a variable-output airbag system (14), and a controller (16) coupled to the seatbelt restraint...

20060076762 - Inflator: The present invention provides an inflator suitable for use in a curtain air bag system or the like. A first passage 37 linking an ignition means chamber 30 and the interior of an inflator housing 20 is blocked by a first rupturable plate 38. The first rupturable plate 38 is...

20060076763 - Rake and telescope column lock safety function: The present invention provides an apparatus including a steering column movable between first and second positions along a path. The path defines tilting movement of at least a portion of the steering column, telescoping movement of at least a portion of the steering column, or both tilting and telescoping movement....

20060076764 - Ergonomic seatbelt for improved belt safety and comfort: An improved ergonomic seatbelt and method of forming a seatbelt is provided that performs as a safer and more comfortable seatbelt by eliminating the rough edges of conventional seatbelts that are likely to cause discomfort due to friction and cut into a seatbelt user during a high speed crash. Further,...

20060076767 - Belt locking device for a vehicle seat: In a belt locking device for a vehicle seat, in particular a motor vehicle seat, having a moveably attached belt lock (19), a tightening unit (13) supported on a structure-fixed support element (29), and a transmission means (21) acting between the tightening unit (13) and the belt lock (19), wherein,...

20060076766 - Gas generator for seat belt pretensioner: An apparatus comprises vehicle seat belt webbing (18), a cylinder (50), and a piston (60) movable in the cylinder to effect pretensioning of the seat belt webbing. The apparatus also comprises a fluid source (10) for providing fluid under pressure to move the piston (60) in the cylinder (50). The...

20060076765 - Seat belt pretensioner: A pretensioner for a three point seat belt has a cylinder adapted to be attached to a structural member of the vehicle and a piston disposed within the cylinder. The piston can move translationally relative to the cylinder in a pretensioning direction. A flexible member is arranged in a curved...

20060076768 - Portable aircraft fueling system: The present invention involves an aircraft fueling apparatus and associated methods of fueling with features that reduce the risk of fuel spills and other accidents. The present invention more specifically contemplates aircraft fueling methods and apparatus that immobilize a fueler when a fueling nozzle is removed from its holster. Moreover,...

  
04/06/2006 > 34 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20060071434 - Connecting structure of a front wheel and a frame of a golf cart: A golf cart includes a frame, a first connecting member secured to a lower end of the frame, a front wheel support, a front wheel supported on the support, and a second connecting member connected to the wheel support; the first connecting member has two lateral protrusions, a stick secured...

20060071435 - Compact caddy for compressed gas tanks: A scuba tank caddy that includes a vertically-extending frame, a base assembly connected to the frame, and an axle assembly having an axle, a pair of spaced wheels mounted on the axle, and a pair of connecting arms pivotally interconnecting the axle to the base assembly. The frame has a...

20060071436 - Convertible carrying case systems and collapsible wheeled carts for carrying cases: A collapsible wheeled cart for carrying cases comprises a handle, a support platform for a carrying case pivotally connected to a lower end of the handle, a pair of wheel arms each having an outer end carrying a wheel and an inner end pivotally connected to the lower end of...

20060071438 - Quick assembly, minimal effort carriage for moving heavy objects: In a broad aspect, the invention is a kit used for mobilizing heavy objects such as items of furniture, boxes, appliances, etc. The apparatus is based on a plurality of rigid support structures, or “shoes”, which are to be inserted under the corners of the item to be moved. Those...

20060071437 - Reusable shipping container for fragile objects: A reusable shipping container having hingeable lids is described for use in transporting fragile items and artwork, such as paintings, mirrors, and the like. The container is made up of two substantially parallel end panels, a bottom panel extending between and perpendicular to the two end panels, a back panel...

20060071439 - Method of controlling actuator assembly: The present invention provides a method of controlling an actuator assembly for suspension systems. The actuator assembly control method of the present invention is possible to control the actuator assembly according to conditions of vehicle velocity and steering angle or vehicle velocity and steering angular velocity, thus reducing energy consumption,...

20060071441 - Lower control arm kit for vehicle with four link rear suspension: The present invention provides a suspension tuning device and kit for vehicles with four link rear suspensions. More specifically, the suspension tuning device generally comprises a pair of billet aluminum lower control arms each having a spring platform rotatably secured to a weight jacking bolt and a removable/replaceable sway bar...

20060071440 - Mid drive scooter: A mid drive scooter includes a frame that supports a seat for a rider of the scooter, a front wheel connected with the frame, left and right drive wheels, and left and right rear wheels. A left suspension is interposed between the frame and the left wheels, and a right...

20060071442 - Rear suspension system for a bicycle: The present invention provides a rear suspension system for a bicycle to absorb forces impacting on the bicycle by allowing a rear wheel of the bicycle to be displaced relative to the bicycle frame. Upon displacement of the rear wheel, the rear suspension system allows the rear wheel to move...

20060071443 - Free wheeling exercise apparatus with independent castoring steering wheel and with frame shaped and dimensioned to support and accompany an individual and to accommodate leg movement while the individual is running: Exercise apparatus is provided to accompany an individual while the individual is running along the ground. The apparatus supports the individual and permits the individual to move his legs freely while running. The apparatus includes a pair of spaced apart rear wheels and a free castoring front steering wheel. The...

20060071444 - Suspension systems: A suspension system for a vehicle with a chain driven rear wheel includes: a rear suspension assembly and chain driven transmission arrangement that offers very high levels of anti-brake lift and anti-squat and does so consistently through a large range of rear suspension movement; a front suspension assembly/steering system with...

20060071445 - Releasable securing apparatus and method of using same: A securing apparatus that releasably secures two or more mechanical elements is provided. The securing apparatus may be attached to one mechanical element and include abutment surfaces that abut at least one additional mechanical element. Forces exerted by the at least one additional mechanical element and the securing apparatus on...

20060071446 - Anti-jackknife system: An anti-jackknifing device adapted for engagement between a tractor having a fifth wheel engaged with a trailer. The device features a pair of catch arms rotationally engaged to a mount with the tractor. The distal ends of the catch arms move between an engaged position in a horizontal path between...

20060071447 - Process for coupling a trailer to a motor vehicle: In the case of a method for hitching a trailer (2) to a motor vehicle (1), in particular a semitrailer to a semitrailer towing machine, an image sensor (5) is provided which is arranged in a hitching region (6) in such a manner that image data of the hitching region...

20060071448 - Trailer hitch for a motor vehicle: A trailer hitch for a motor vehicle includes a towbar (2) having an arm (1) and a ball cup (3) provided with an opening and with a ball pivot (6). The ball pivot (6) has a ball head (4) and a pivot (5) and is mounted with the ball head...

20060071449 - Fastening device for a snowboard brake: A fastening device or removable brake device (4) on a snowboard comprises an active braking part in the form of a movable brake heel that is flexibly joined to a base section arranged on the snowboard. The base section and the snowboard each include structure that allows the base section...

20060071451 - Folding baby stroller: A baby stroller for transporting a child is disclosed. This baby stroller has a folding mechanism to facilitate folding for easier stowing and transporting. The folding mechanism, a unique feature of the design is directed toward compactness, ease of use, reliability, and reduction in manufacturing costs....

20060071452 - Reversible baby stroller with brake structure: The present invention relates to a reversible baby stroller with a brake structure. More particularly, the present invention includes a handlebar having an actuated member. The flexible wire is connected between said actuated member and either the front or the rear of the brake mechanism. The said actuated member, therefore,...

20060071450 - Table saw cart: A table saw cart including a carrier, a foldable frame, and a pair of wheels; a stretcher between wheels; a connection rod between the stretcher and rear legs of the foldable frame. The wheels are raised above the floor by the stretcher to prevent displacement of cart while the machine...

20060071453 - Ventilated strollers and methods of ventilating strollers: Ventilated strollers and methods of ventilating strollers are disclosed. An example stroller includes a wheeled frame, a seat coupled to the frame, and a cover to selectively cover a mesh panel of the seat....

20060071454 - Cruise control decorative cover: The present invention is a decorative cover that is designed to enhance the appearance of a cruise control module, when attached to the vehicle or the cruise control module....

20060071455 - Device for implementing a security element for the protection of goods and/or persons: A device for protecting goods and/or persons including a security element; and a gas generating system connected to the security element and including an explosive charge formed at least of: a primary pyrotechnic compound, in a first chamber, initiated by at least one initiator having a reinforcing charge and including...

20060071456 - Air bag module having a closure device for closing vents in response to full extension of the air bag: A vehicle occupant protection apparatus (10) includes a housing (30). The housing (30) includes a flow opening (70, 98) through which fluid may flow. The vehicle occupant protection apparatus also includes an inflatable occupant protection device (14) that is inflatable from a stored condition to an inflated condition. Structure (18,...

20060071457 - Airbag cover attachment and opening assembly: An airbag assembly is disclosed for use in automotive protective systems. In one embodiment, the airbag assembly includes a cover with one or more ribs. A tray defines a cavity for housing an airbag and includes one or more channels that each receive a corresponding rib. An end of the...

20060071458 - Multipart airbag cutting for an airbag of an occupant protection device for motor vehicles and method for producing an airbag from said airbag cutting: The invention relates to an airbag cutting for an airbag of an occupant protection device for motorvehicles. Said cutting comprises two deployed, mutually overlapping airbag parts (1, 2; 3, 4) that are linked with each other in the area of overlap (U), and a folding axis (A) about which the...

20060071459 - Knee protection apparatus for vehicle occupant: A knee protection apparatus includes an airbag (11) and an airbag support (15) that is attached to the airbag. Upon deployment of the airbag (11), the airbag support together expands so as to cover the instrument panel and thus help the airbag smoothly expand....

20060071460 - Curtain air bag for vehicles: A curtain air bag formed so that an auxiliary inflatable chamber adapted to reduce to as great an extent as possible a substantial decrease in a protective region of an air bag body 1 can be formed. The air bag body 1 is deployed into the interior of an automobile...

20060071461 - Airbag cushion with cinch tube for reduced out-of-position effects: An airbag cushion is disclosed for use in automotive protective systems. The airbag cushion includes a tube that may be restricted to prevent gas venting. A cord is coupled to the tube and to a surface of the cushion. Upon airbag deployment, the cord extends until taut or extends until...

20060071462 - Airbag cushion with tether deactivated venting for reduced out-of-position effects: An airbag cushion is disclosed for use in automotive protective systems. The airbag cushion includes a vent that, prior to cushion deployment, extends from the cushion exterior. A tether is coupled to the vent and to an interior surface of the cushion. Upon airbag deployment, the tether extends until taut...

20060071463 - Gas bag module: A gas bag module includes a gas bag, a gas generator, a first and a second fastening element, a section of the gas bag being fastened between the first and the second fastening elements, and a discharge opening for diverting gas generated by the gas generator and introduced into the...

20060071464 - Quick-release steering wheel: A quick-release steering wheel for a work vehicle is configured to engage with and quickly release from one or more steering posts in an operator compartment of a vehicle. The operator compartment has two operator stations, each station having a steering post to which the steering wheel can be quickly...

20060071465 - Steering wheel torsional vibration damper: A vibration dampening device configured for mounting to a steering wheel, comprising: a pair of masses each having a pair of springs mounted thereto, each spring comprising a pair of mounted ends; a pair of mounting members each being configured to receive and engage one of the pair of mounting...

20060071466 - Vehicle frame: A vehicle frame assembly includes first and second generally parallel chassis rails. At least one of the first and second chassis rails has a first portion defining an internal cavity and at least a second portion defining an enclosed passageway extending along the first portion and within the internal cavity....

20060071467 - Vehicle fuel tank: A fuel tank is provided which suppresses wave motion on the liquid surface of fuel which occurs when a vehicle accelerates or decelerates. A front wall and/or a rear wall of the fuel tank includes a plurality of steps formed integrally therewith. The liquid surface of the fuel striking the...

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