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Land vehicles May archived listing by USPTO class 05/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/31/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived listing by USPTO class
20070120332 - Active vehicle suspension system: An active suspension system for a vehicle includes an active suspension element that is substantially rigidly attached to a frame of the vehicle such that a motion of an armature of the active suspension element is mechanically decoupled from a lateral motion of a wheel of the vehicle. A control... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070120333 - Active vehicle suspension system: An active suspension system for a vehicle includes an active suspension element that is substantially rigidly attached to a frame of the vehicle such that a motion of an armature of the active suspension element is mechanically decoupled from a lateral motion of a wheel of the vehicle. A control... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070120334 - Method and system for adjusting a vehicle aligned with an artificial horizon: A method of adjusting a leveled height of the sprung mass of a vehicle that is in approximate alignment with a predetermined datum includes approximately aligning the sprung mass with the predetermined datum. The method also includes receiving an input from an operator for changing the leveled height of the... Agent: Chief Intellectual Property Counsel Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.
20070120335 - Skateboard ski with spring suspension: A skateboard/ski combination wherein the four wheels of a traditional skateboard have been removed, while the skateboard trucks remain in place, and are then replaced with four ski apparatuses. An anchoring plate connects springs from the underside of the skateboard deck to the ski apparatus base that maintains a traditional... Agent: Brad Birdsell
20070120336 - Mobile storage unit: 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... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP Attn: Jonathan O. Owens
20070120338 - Material carrying and lifting apparatus having a pivoting tabletop: A mobile lifting table having a pivoting tabletop is claimed. A support frame is attached to the base of a cart having a plurality of wheels. A support arm attached to the frame on one end is pivotally attached to a tabletop. The tabletop is in turn pivotally attached to... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20070120337 - Lawn and garden implement caddy: A lawn and garden implement caddy is disclosed for storing and transporting various implements, including long handled tools, hand tools and containers, useful in lawn and garden care. The caddy has a wheeled base with a front area defining a container platform and a rear area that supports the head... Agent: Richard A. Ryan Attorney At Law
20070120339 - Steer axle and method of making the same: A steer axle for a vehicle and a method of making the same involves forming portions of a steer axle to have a three sided design. Spring seats that wrap around two of the three sides are secured to the steer axle. Plates are secured to the spring seats. The... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn
20070120340 - Dual axle motorcycle trailer: A motorcycle trailer having dual axles, electric wheel brakes and a tongue with socket to removably attach to a ball hitch, having wheel axles so arranged upon a base frame so as to distribute the weight of the trailer to maintain stability and avoid fish-tailing when towed, with a design... Agent: Leggett & Kram
20070120341 - Pedal drive mechanism: The pedal drive mechanism comprises a pedal arm immovably affixed across the secant of a drive gear, with the drive gear and attached pedal arm rotating through a partial revolution during operation. The drive gear meshes with a smaller pinion gear installed concentrically on the drive wheel axle. The pedal... Agent: Peter Pasternak
20070120342 - Detachable bicycle frame connectors: Conventionally, bicycles are classified as ones featuring a fixed frame, a foldable frame and a detachable frame. The fixed frames although adequate in structure strength and having less restriction on design they occupy space during transportation and/or storage. Today many cars have a rack for fastening a bicycle on so... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20070120343 - Lighted footrest for motorcycle: An illuminated footrest for a motorcycle includes a base having an apertured flange on one end for connection to a mounting bracket, the base also including a cavity, at least one side opening and an end opening. A side lens and an end lens cover the at least one side... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20070120344 - Motorcycle support stand system: A motorcycle support stand system for efficiently supporting a motorcycle in an upright position. The motorcycle support stand system includes a base member adapted to be attached to a motorcycle, an upper support member pivotally attached to the base member in a biased manner, a lower support member pivotally attached... Agent: Neustel Law Offices, Ltd.
20070120345 - Shipping container convertible to a trailer: The present invention provides a specialized shipping container for transporting a fully assembled personal vehicle. After use, the shipping container is easily transformed into one or more alternative trailer configurations by rearrangement of the container components.... Agent: G. L. Loomis & Associates, Inc.
20070120346 - Air bag module: An air bag module includes a first flap covering one side of a cushion, and a second flap covering the other side of the cushion, the second flap having a cut-out portion that is configured to be torn gradually by an expansion pressure of the cushion and to be coupled... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070120347 - Vehicular component adjustment system and method: Adjustment system for adjusting a vehicular component based on occupancy of a seat includes a support structure arranged underneath the seat to movably support the seat on a substrate in the vehicle, the support structure being structured and arranged to transfer a force exerted by the occupant on the support... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq
20070120348 - Structure with space applications and methods of construction thereof: A construction object (a structure) that enables access to high altitudes.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP (formerly Perkins Smith & Cohen LLP)
20070120349 - Inflator second stage combustion control: A new type of airbag inflator that may be used in an airbag system is disclosed. The inflator will generally include a housing and two initiators. Accordingly, the inflator is a “dual-stage” inflator. The two stages are disposed within the housing. The second initiator is disposed within a second stage... Agent: Sally J. Brown Autoliv Asp, Inc.
20070120350 - Electronic proportional leveling control system for recreational vehicles: Microprocessors read the tilt of a vehicle as indicated by lateral and longitudinal tilt sensors, and predict the amount of jack actuation needed to level the vehicle. Once an attempt is made to level the vehicle, the system may pause for a configurable amount of time to allow the oscillations... Agent: Antony C. Edwards
20070120351 - Gas generator: A gas generating system (24) is provided including a gas generant container (34) and an initiator (28). A gas generant composition (32) is placed within the container (34) in ignitable communication with the igniter (28). A molecular sieve (33) is positioned within the housing 17 combined within the gas generant... Agent: L.c. Begin & Associates, PLLC
20070120352 - Pole for sporting activities like skiing, trekking and the like: The invention is a pole for sporting activities of the type comprising a tubular body provided at one end with a tip and at the opposite end with a handgrip, wherein the tubular body comprises a tubular element developing mainly in longitudinal direction and having a closed profile in cross... Agent: Ip Strategies
20070120353 - Unit for coupling and releasing the wrist strap to/from the handgrip of a pole for sporting activities like skiing, trekking and the like: The invention is a unit for coupling and releasing the wrist strap to/from the handgrip of a pole for sporting activities, e.g. skiing, trekking and the like, comprising: a buckle with which the wrist strap is associated; a housing obtained in the handgrip housing the buckle; coupling means comprising an... Agent: Ip Strategies
20070120354 - Illuminated ski pole discs: A ski pole disc is provided for attachment to a ski pole. The ski pole disc includes a body extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to the ski pole and having a hole in a central portion thereof to receive the ski pole. An electronic circuit is positioned in the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto05/24/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived listing by USPTO class
20070114731 - Galloping riding toy: A galloping riding toy has a frame with a head tube, a fork rotatably located within said head tube, a front axle attached to said fork and passing through an off-center point in a front wheel, rear wheels attached to an end of said frame opposite said head tube, and... Agent: Kevin Steinacker
20070114733 - Stabilizer control apparatus: To provide a small-sized stabilizer control apparatus for actively restraining a roll of a vehicle body within an output range of an electric motor, and certainly providing a torsion spring characteristic inherently owned by a stabilizer bar, if the output exceeds the range. A stabilizer actuator having an electric motor... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070114732 - Automotive suspension with spring-shock absorber assembly response control: In an automotive suspension, a supporting member supporting a wheel hub is connected mechanically to a frame of a car to move in a vertical direction with respect to the frame; movement of the supporting member in the vertical direction is opposed by a spring-shock absorber assembly connected mechanically on... Agent: Graybeal, Jackson, Haley LLP
20070114734 - Telescopic stabilizer for trailers and related vehicles having a two axes stabilizing characteristic: A telescopic stabilizer for travel trailer, fifth wheel, or motorhome which can extend to the required length no matter the distance between each jacks and is set up diagonally so that it creates a cross beam of sort which reinforces and stabilizes two otherwise separate jacks. Moreover, when a second... Agent: Inventarium
20070114735 - Knee skate and associated methods: A knee skate may include a rigid shell having a generally semi-cylindrical shape with an open rearward end, and a closed forward end. The closed forward end may have a radius of curvature substantially the same as the radius of the semi-cylinder. The skate may also include rearward and forward... Agent: Christopher F. Regan, Esquire Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.
20070114736 - Multi-hinged skate and methods for construction of the same: An improved hinge system for pivotally coupling a skate lower portion to a skate upper cuff. The multi-hinge design incorporates a four link chain mechanism that greatly increases the number of design options for a hinged boot. The pivot axis defined by the four link chain can be designed to... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20070114737 - Snowboard binding: A binding for a snowboard or other type of board that has a base plate structure formed of a lower plate that is mountable on a board; an upper plate that is adapted to receive a boot and is mounted above the lower plate in a spaced relationship; and a... Agent: Paul R. Martin
20070114738 - Stroller passenger assembly: The present invention is a passenger assembly for a stroller and is adaptable to almost any stroller and is capable of practice in numerous embodiments. The preferred embodiment features a chassis mounted platform with adjustable mounting arms. A mounting mechanism is located at the terminus of each arm and is... Agent: Geoffrey E. Dobbin, Patent Attorney
20070114741 - Steamer for beauty purpose: A steamer for beauty treatment is disclosed to include a housing holding an electric heater on the inside, a mounting assembly pivoted to the housing for locking a water container to the inside of the housing for enabling the electric heater to heat water in the water container, and a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070114739 - Hand truck for appliances: The hand truck for appliances is a device for moving a water heater and other appliances. The hand truck includes a main frame having a pair of wheels mounted on a lower end rearward of the main frame, and a support plate also mounted on the lower end and projecting... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20070114740 - Steering control coupling structure for children's wagon: A steering control coupling structure used in a children's wagon having a wheel assembly and a towing bar is disclosed to include a linking bracket affixed to the wheel axle of the wheel assembly, a first adapter affixed to a carriage and pivoted with the carriage to the linking bracket... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070114742 - Motorized carts for stepping structures: Motorized carts for stepping structures are generally discussed herein with particular discussions on motorized carts for use with step ladders and scaffolding structures having wired or wireless controllers for maneuvering the carts. In accordance with aspects of the present invention, differential motor drive steering is incorporated to drive the cart... Agent: Donald W. Werno Suite 115
20070114743 - Side motion propelled skateboard device: A skateboard device that achieves forward propulsion from the sideways movement (side-to-side and/or twisting motion) of a user. Various embodiments are disclosed, each including a front and rear wheel assemblies mounted to a board. One or more of the wheel assemblies may have a relatively high axle shaft angle and... Agent: Steven J. Adamson, PC
20070114744 - Sport board: A sport board and a shock absorption system therefor, includes a glide board used in snow and aquatic sports or a roller or skate board, a rocker platform mounted in a seesaw fashion atop the sport board, whereupon opposite ends of the rocker platform may alternately move towards and away... Agent: The Weintraub Group, P.L.C
20070114745 - Suspension interlock system: A vehicle having a suspension system that supports a vehicle frame has a suspension interlock for governing the distance that the suspension system may move away from the frame during a vehicular rear impact event, thereby channeling impact forces through the suspension system and into the vehicle frame. A flexible... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19
20070114746 - Vehicle suspension system incorporating swivel link assembly: An adjustable suspension member of a vehicle suspension system is adapted for supporting a frame of vehicle. The suspension member interconnects first and second components of the vehicle, and enables movement of the first component relative to the second component when the vehicle is in motion. The suspension member includes... Agent: Schwartz Law Firm, P.C. Southpark Towers
20070114747 - Progressive compression suspension: A Progressive Compression Suspension is disclosed. The suspension operates to provide floating opposed mounting points for each end of the suspension's shock absorber. The bottom end of the shock absorber pivotally attaches to the lower suspension arm, and the upper end of the shock absorber pivotally attaches to a compression... Agent: Karl M. Steins Steins & Associates
20070114748 - Rear axle of a motor vehicle with an independent wheel suspension: A rear axle of a two-track motor vehicle is provided. The vehicle may have an independent wheel suspension with lower rods, which guide a wheel carrier, and an upper guide device, which engages with an extension arm of the wheel carrier. The extension arm guides in a region above a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070114749 - Body weight-activated scooter: A body weight-activated scooter having a rear, vertical chassis section and at least one front steering wheel mounted on a front chassis section and at least one rear drive-wheel, the scooter provided with a pair of systems substantially in alignment with a vertical gravity line for transferring power to at... Agent: Edward Langer C/o Shiboleth Yisraeli Roberts Zisman & Co.
20070114750 - Wheelchair propulsion and exercise attachment: The “Pedalong” is a propulsion and exercise device attaching to a conventional wheelchair having: a drive support system attaching to the wheelchair frame and supporting a drive main frame; a propulsion system including an input unit operated by the user proximate the front end; and further including at least one... Agent: Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.
20070114751 - Optical fiber interferometer with relaxed loop tolerance and qkd system using same: An optical fiber interferometer (10) with relaxed loop tolerance, and a quantum key distribution (QKD) system (200) using same is disclosed. The interferometer includes two optical fiber loops (LP1 and LP2). The loops have an optical path length (OPL) difference between them. A polarization-maintaining (PM) optical fiber section (60) of... Agent: OpticusIPLaw, PLLC
20070114753 - Bicycle with non-collinear seat tube and seat tube sleeve: Disclosed herein are various embodiments, including but not limited to a bicycle that includes, among other features, an elongated down tube and a single elongated seat tube, the longitudinal axis of the seat tube intersecting the longitudinal axis of the down tube at a location substantially intermediate between the first... Agent: Hanes & Schutz, LLC
20070114752 - Method of making a composite bicycle frame and a jig device used in the method: A jig device is provided for supporting an uncured pre-assembled frame part of a composite bicycle frame during the curing of the pre-assembled frame part in a heating chamber. The jig device includes a base plate which has a hanging element to hang the base plate on a support, and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070114754 - Shock absorber system for manual wheelchair: This invention provides the patient-user of wheelchair a very comfortable ride especially to persons with back pains, injuries and other type of disabilities. This comes in a kit and can be readily fitted into both new wheelchairs and into after-market ones owned by individuals, hospitals, nursing homes, rehab facilities, airports,... Agent: Dominador T. Santos, Jr.
20070114755 - Wheelchair attachments: The wheelchair attachments are configured for removable attachment to a wheelchair to facilitate use of the wheelchair by occupants and/or attendants. One attachment is a retractable tray spanning the armrests at the front of the chair when deployed and retracting between the chair structure and a wheel for storage. Another... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20070114756 - System & method to improve the fuel efficiency and engine life of a vehicle: A system for automatically adjusting load distribution through axles of a truck and trailer assembly having a pair of rear wheels, the system includes a bridge section having a width, a length, a plurality of bridge legs coupled to it using a coupling apparatus, a central hole bolted to a... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr
20070114757 - Systems and methods for releasing electrical connectors on cabs of tractor-trailers: An apparatus for safely releasing an electrical connector from a socket on the back of a cab has a handle contiguous with at least one lever and the handle has an aperture. The apparatus further has a collar pivotally attached to the handle that receives and rigidly retains the electrical... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070114758 - Kingpin stabilizer: A pair of telescopic tensioning legs are pivotally attached to either a fifth wheel trailer goose-neck or kingpin. To stabilize the trailer, the telescopic tensioning legs are extended between the trailer gooseneck and the trailer extension supports foot pads.... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
20070114759 - Magnetic wedge device applied to the fifth wheel of trailer or semitrailer vehicles: A magnetic wedge device for application on the fifth wheel of the tractor of articulated vehicles, by means of incorporated permanent magnets, to provide the angular position of the fifth wheel respect to the axis of a semitrailer to one or more functional systems dependent on this angular position and... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP
20070114760 - Trailer hitch guide: A trailer hitch guide is shown for attaching to a ball mount on a towing vehicle includes an alignment guide centered between the ball mount and the towing vehicle and a ball mount engaging member affixed to the alignment guide opposite the towing vehicle. The ball mount engaging member forms... Agent: W. Thomas Timmons
20070114761 - Interlocking device for telescopic tow bar legs: One possible embodiment of the invention could comprise an interlocking device for the adjusting the length of at least one telescopic tow bar leg of a tow bar. The telescopic tow bar leg could comprise an inner bar and outer bar, the inner bar being generally movably received by the... Agent: Ian F. Burns & Associates
20070114762 - Device for fastening a sports boot to a board for gliding: A device for fastening a sports boot to a board for gliding, comprising a first element (1) for connecting to a boot, comprising a first jaw (2) capable of fastening a first front part (31) of the boot and a second element (11) for linking to a boot, comprising a... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20070114763 - Highback formed of multiple materials: A highback for controlling a gliding board, such as a snowboard, through leg movement of a rider. The highback is comprised of at least two distinct materials with different stiffnesses to achieve a desired blend of stiffness and flexibility. The highback may employ a material of greater stiffness in one... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, PC
20070114764 - Child support carrier attachable to a shopping cart: A child support carrier for detachable connection to a shopping cart, the child support carrier comprising a body having a space thereon for supporting a child; a plurality of wheels on the body for stably supporting the body for rolling movement on the ground; the body having an attachment mechanism... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20070114765 - Foldable wheelbarrow and hand cart: This invention relates to a foldable wheelbarrow and a foldable hand cart. Both comprise a wheel mounting assembly, a leg assembly rotatably connected to the wheel mounting assembly, one or more wheels rotatably connected to the wheel mounting assembly, a collapsible container connected to the wheel mounting and leg assemblies,... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP
20070114766 - Structure of front pillar trim of curtain air bag: A structure of a front pillar trim of a curtain air bag is disclosed. In a preferred system, in order to smoothly unfold, a part where the front pillar trim is installed when the curtain air bag is unfolded into the passenger compartment of a vehicle, a mounting boss is... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070114767 - Activation control apparatus for occupant protection apparatus: An activation control apparatus controls activation of an airbag unit. An electronic control unit detects a floor deceleration Gf and front decelerations GI, Gr from signals output from a floor sensor and front sensors. Also, the electronic control unit calculates a velocity change Vn from the floor deceleration Gf, and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070114769 - Occupant restraint system: An occupant restraint system includes an occupant restraint device on a side face of an automobile interior, at least one of an acceleration sensor for detecting a lateral acceleration of the automobile and a roll sensor for detecting a roll of the automobile, and a determining unit. A detected signal... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070114771 - Passenger protecting system for vehicle: A passenger protecting system for a vehicle has a space defining member which partially constructs a chassis of the vehicle and defines therein an inner space deformable due to a collision of the vehicle, a pressure detection member which is arranged in the inner space to detect a pressure of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070114770 - Passenger-protecting system for automotive vehicle: A passenger-protecting system includes a pressure sensor for detecting a pressure in an inner space of a door and a side airbag installed in the door. The pressure in the inner space increases when a side collision occurs. When the pressure in the inner space of the door exceeds a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070114768 - Safety arrangement: A safety arrangement for detecting the position of an occupant (4) of a seat (1) which is provided with a safety belt (9) which is mounted on a retractor (10) includes a sensor (11) which measures the length of belt withdrawn from the retractor. The sensor is associated with a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070114772 - Variable energy management system for pedestrian, occupant, vehicle: An energy-absorbing system includes two formed and sealed components bonded together to form crush boxes that entrap air for controlled distribution during an impact, and an activator system adapted to extend the crush boxes in the event of a vehicle crash. Channels interconnect the crush boxes for optimal control of... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20070114773 - Driver control input device for drive-by-wire system: A driver control input device includes a support post and a steering ring rotatably supported with respect to the support post. A steering transducer is operatively connected between the steering ring and support post to convert mechanical rotation of the steering ring into non-mechanical steering control signals to be sent... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20070114774 - Belt tension indicator: A tension detector has a flexible strap (350) having its end stitched into a loop (352) that wraps round a central shaft (354). A U-shaped one-piece coil spring has two coiled end portions (356) and (358) wrapped round the shaft (354). The end portions (356) and (358) are inter-connected by... Agent: Adams Evans P.A.
20070114775 - Seat belt apparatus: The disclosed seat belt retractor and seat belt apparatus may provide a seat belt storage winding action for storing a seat belt which is effective for conducting the seat belt storage control without making a vehicle occupant feel uncomfortable. The seat belt retractor and apparatus may comprise an electric motor;... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070114777 - Guide loop assembly: A guide loop assembly for a seat belt has a core body with spaced front and rear flanges and an arcuate bearing surface for the seat belt extending therebetween. An arcuate shell cover is provided and has a concave configuration relative to the arcuate bearing surface. The shell cover extends... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070114776 - Guide loop element for seat belts with one-piece casting part: A guide loop for a seat belt in motor vehicles, comprising a one-piece metal body a cladding part and a displacement body. The metal body includes a fixing eye and a belt guidance slit and a rounded running surface. The a cladding part is made of plastic and held onto... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070114779 - Fastening device for a skin, snow glide board/skin combination and skin for use on a snow glide board: The invention relates to a new type of fastening device for fastening a skin to a glide board body, in particular a ski body, with at least one glide board body fastening element that can be anchored in the glide board body, forming at least one mount that is open... Agent: Stewart L. Gitler Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, P.C.
20070114778 - Ski and/or board carriage assembly: The invention to which this application relates is an assembly for the attachment and movement thereby of skis, ski components and/or boards. The assembly comprises reception means which are provided with skids and/or wheels or rollers thereon to allow the said assembly to be moved across a surface, whether that... Agent: Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.05/17/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived listing by USPTO class
20070108707 - Stabilizer control apparatus: A stabilizer control apparatus includes a first torsion bar, a second torsion bar, and a connecting and disconnecting means including a rotation member rotating as a unit with the first torsion bar, and a housing accommodating therein the rotation member so as to be rotatable and forming two pressure chambers,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070108708 - Pack-n-pull: Top enclosure apparatus 4 encompasses multiple storage apparatus 5 bellow is support apparatus 3 which is above brace apparatus 2 located in base apparatus 2 is the brace apparatus 1.... Agent: Linda Kay Scott-greavu
20070108709 - Propping structure of a golf trolley: A golf trolley includes a frame, and two propping members; the frame includes two tube parts; each of the propping members includes a sleeve portion, a connecting portion, a prop pad, and a stopping element; the sleeve portion is positioned around a corresponding one of the tube parts of the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070108710 - Child stroller construction: A child stroller is provided which obviates the shortcomings of the prior art by providing a safe and effective positioning site for an auxiliary seat, which seat is so positioned at the upper reaches of the stroller handle as to place the child in close interacting proximity to the parent... Agent: Klauber & Jackson
20070108711 - Lifting system for a vehicle axle: An apparatus and lifting method for a vehicle axle having a first bracket, a second bracket, an air spring and at least one connector. The first bracket has two substantially vertically oriented slots. The second bracket has a substantially horizontal plate and a bar secured to the plate. The ends... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn
20070108712 - Shock isolation cradle: Methods and apparatus for supporting a payload within a vehicle, especially a land vehicle. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a cradle that permits the payload to translate fore and aft during sudden decelerations of the vehicle, such as when an off road vehicle runs into an obstacle. Preferably, the... Agent: Bingham Mchale LLP
20070108713 - Rolling utility knife: A carriage mechanism for use in cutting materials that increases the efficiency of a user and also reduces waste by improving the accuracy of a cut. The mechanism includes a frame having a front pair of apertures and a rear pair of apertures. A front axle is secured to the... Agent: Matthew G. Mckinney, Esq.
20070108715 - Automatic fitting device for assembling vehicular part: Disclosed is an automatic fitting device for assembling a vehicular part. If a spring-forced automatic fitting device is inserted into a bush of a trailing arm of a chassis and the trailing arm is inserted into a vehicular frame in the state in which buttons provided in the automatic fitting... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20070108714 - Rear suspension system: A rear suspension system includes a plurality of trailing arms, a beam defining a space therein, and a plurality of reinforcing members, each with a first end connected to a respective one of the trailing arms and a second end contacting an interior surface of the beam. The second end... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20070108716 - Trial bidirectional wheels, tires and vehicles: A vehicle, wheel and tire combination with multiple lead right and left hand spiral screw thread treaded tires capable of traversing all types of terrain from hard surfaces, through snow, sand, dirt, twilight area mud, deep mud, bogs and water, by pivoting the wheels and tires of the vehicle about... Agent: Donald E. Scruggs
20070108717 - Elongate spring member having bushing mounts with improved bushing retention characteristics: Cylindrical bushing mounts, or eyes, for spring members have improved bushing retention characteristics over conventional mounts. In a first embodiment, a spring member has a bushing mount formed by forging to be integral with the spring beam and define an endless loop that fully encloses a cylindrical opening for receiving... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.
20070108718 - Universal helper step for class 8 tractors, trailers and other truck applications: A helper step for a vehicle, such as a tractor, trailer or truck. The helper step has at least one mounting portion, a horizontal step member, and a pair of side supports extending between the at least one mounting portion and the horizontal step member. The helper step of the... Agent: Godfrey & Kahn S.c.
20070108719 - Auxiliary balancing device for a retractable step assembly: An auxiliary balancing device for a retractable step assembly is mounted between two distal ends of two linkages of the retractable step assembly and includes two driving gears and an interaction gear assembly. The two driving gears are mounted to the two distal ends of the two linkages, respectively. The... Agent: Thomas E. Sisson Jackson Walker, LLP
20070108720 - Retractable vehicle step: A retractable step for use with a vehicle comprises a stepping member having a stepping deck, a first arm, a second arm, a motor and a stop. The first arm has a first end pivotally attached to the vehicle, and a second end pivotally attached to the stepping member. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070108721 - Ergonomically improved rowing motion-propelled convertible wheelchair using retractible fifth wheel: The present invention solves many of the problems for the wheelchair bound individual who wants an ergonomically sensible, convenient, yet powerful and stable wheelchair. The Trike's unique power source is provided by a rowing-type motion of the user rather than the less efficient “hand rim” grip or wrist propulsion. The... Agent: Dort Patent Corporation
20070108722 - Motorcycle frame structure: A motorcycle frame is provided such that the spacing between a main frame and a side plate can be easily adjusted, and joint surfaces, at which the side plates and engine hangers abut the main frame, can be easily formed. Each side plate is provided with upper and lower plate-side... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20070108723 - Bicycle cable installation aiding device: A cable installation aiding device is used to aid in the installation of cable members (e.g., brake cables or the like) in a steerer tube of a bicycle. The cable installation aiding device has an attachment part and a first cable guide part. The attachment part is preferably attached to... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20070108724 - Bicycle frame: The frame includes at its rear portion two bases (12, 13) extending substantially horizontally rearwardly so as to define between them a space for the reception of a rear wheel, and two stays (14, 15) extending obliquely toward one respective end of the bases (12, 13) and being connected thereto... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070108725 - Bicycle rear wheel suspension system with controlled variable shock rate: The shock rate (SR) changes throughout the vertical wheel travel of the rear wheel, such that the change in the shock rate dSR/dVWT has a change in sign as the rear wheel travels through its vertical wheel travel. The shock rate may at first decrease in value and subsequently increase,... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Offices
20070108726 - Freestyle pegs for motorcycles: Freestyle pegs for a motorcycle. The pegs permit the motorcycle rider to perform stunts in the same way stunts are performed on a bicycle. Each peg includes two axially aligned, interconnected cylindrical members. The members are coaxial with the axle of the motorcycle and extend outwardly therefrom. As contemplated, the... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20070108727 - Cart having a retractable tongue coupling system: A cart for transporting objects is provided. The cart includes a base structure supported on a plurality of wheels. An elongated tongue is telescopically mounted to an underside of the base structure and is movable between an extended position, wherein the tongue extends in front of the cart, and a... Agent: Rankin, Hill, Porter & Clark LLP
20070108728 - Truck bed saver: A hitch safety device for preventing damage to a truck bed by a post. There is a hitch mount, a support plate and a funnel member. The hitch mount includes a first U-shaped member; and a first channel through the first U-shaped member. The support plate, disposed at least partially... Agent: Advantia Law Group
20070108729 - Invertible gooseneck trailer hitch mechanism: An invertible gooseneck trailer hitch mechanism is provided. A frame supports a housing having an opening therein for receiving a hitch member in an upright use position or in inverted storage position. A base portion of the hitch member has a circumscribing groove therein to permit cooperation with a pin... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070108730 - Steering connection assembly: A steering connection assembly is provided that interconnects a towed implement with a tow vehicle. The steering connection assembly includes a tongue member having a forward end pivotally connected at the tow vehicle so as to rotate about a first vertical axis, and a rearward end fixed relative to the... Agent: Cnh America LLC
20070108731 - Trailer tongue lifting and positioning system: A device operable to position a trailer for attachment to or removal from a hitch ball on a towing vehicle is disclosed. The device is operable to lift a trailer tongue above a hitch ball, without hitting the trailer tongue on the hitch ball, and reposition the trailer tongue so... Agent: Purdue Law Offices 2735 N. Holland-sylvania Road
20070108732 - Pintle hitch lock: A pintle hitch lock for locking a trailer hitch including a trailer tongue with a pintle ring. The pintle hitch lock includes a jam configured for mounting through the pintle ring. A clasp is connected to the jam, and the clasp is configured for connection to the trailer tongue. A... Agent: Taylor & Aust, P.C.
20070108733 - Snow glide board and shell element for a snow glide board: In a snow glide board, in particular a ski with a glide board body, the outer surface of which is formed at least on one top side opposing the gliding or running surface by a shell of at least one layer made of a flat material and the glide board... Agent: Hoffman Wasson & Gitler, P.c Crystal Center 2, Suite 522
20070108734 - Apparatus and method for canting a skier: An apparatus and method for canting a skier comprising a cant angle plate that locks on to the heel bearing surface of a ski binding. The cant angle plate has portions of varying thickness for inducing a cant angle when the heel of a boot rests on the cant angle... Agent: Law Office Of Charles E. Krueger
20070108735 - Binding system: The present invention relates to a ski binding that retains a boot to a ski in at least two independent operational states. One embodiment of a ski binding includes a toe receiving member and a releasable system. The toe receiving member is configured to engage the toe portion of the... Agent: Baker & Associates PLLC
20070108736 - Binding system: The present invention relates to a ski binding that retains a boot to a ski in at least two independent operational states. One embodiment of a ski binding includes a toe receiving member and a releasable system. The toe receiving member is configured to engage the toe portion of the... Agent: Baker & Associates PLLC
20070108737 - Binding system: The present invention relates to a ski binding that retains a boot to a ski in at least two independent operational states. One embodiment of a ski binding includes a toe receiving member and a releasable system. The toe receiving member is configured to engage the toe portion of the... Agent: Baker & Associates PLLC
20070108738 - Binding system: The present invention relates to a ski binding that retains a boot to a ski in at least two independent operational states. One embodiment of a ski binding includes a toe receiving member and a releasable system. The toe receiving member is configured to engage the toe portion of the... Agent: Baker & Associates PLLC
20070108739 - Airbag assembly: The present invention relates to an airbag assembly comprising: a folded airbag adapted to be inflated and deployed into a passenger compartment upon detection of a collision, a chute for guiding the airbag when it is inflated, the chute extending between the folded airbag and a deployment opening, wherein the... Agent: Kaplan Gilman Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.
20070108740 - Apparatus and method for universal attachment of inflatable cushion: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention are related to an apparatus and method for a universal attachment device for an inflatable cushion. The apparatus comprising an integrally molded attachment device for an inflatable cushion, the device comprising: a flexible portion; a cushion ring disposed on a first side of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20070108741 - Airbag apparatus for automobile: The invention provides an airbag apparatus for an automobile in which a frame and reinforcement members can be vibration-welded to an instrument panel with uniform strength and the product can be prevented from being thermally deformed or discolored by heat caused by the vibration welding. First weld ribs projectedly provided... Agent: W. Norman Roth
20070108742 - Structure for attaching interior trim panel around automotive front pillar: In a structure for attaching an interior trim panel around an automotive front pillar, in which an airbag (6) is stored in a space in the range from the inside of a front pillar trim (2) to the inside of a roof lining (3), an engagement projection (92) projecting in... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20070108743 - Airbag device and operating method for said device: The invention creates an airbag device, wherein a driver's airbag is provided, at least substantially “stationary” relative to a steering wheel movement, and which has a shape that at least partially covers an adjacent A column of a vehicle in the inflated state or has a butterfly-like shape, which is... Agent: Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco
20070108744 - Safety air bag: Safety airbag located in the headrest of a motor vehicle seat, after its activation the wings extend on both sides of the headrest and forward, while between the wings there is a wedge-shaped area continuing the forward direction.... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20070108746 - Occupant protection device: An occupant protection device that is provided in a door on the side of a vehicle, including an inflator that has an end portion at which a fluid delivery port is formed and delivers a fluid during a vehicle collision, and an expanding body that expands by the fluid fed... Agent: Rankin, Hill, Porter & Clark LLP
20070108745 - Side impact airbag: A side impact airbag for a vehicle is deployed from a vehicle seat back in a forward direction. The airbag has a primary inflation chamber that when fully inflated is rearward of the coronal plane that extends through a seated occupant's hip and shoulder. A supplemental inflation chamber may be... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20070108747 - Bolster deployment pattern: This invention is in the field of safety devices to lessen injuries arising from impact in vehicles, particularly automobiles. A bolster which may be employed to reduce impact severity to passengers from either frontal or side impacts is activated by impact sensing devices. The housing of the bolster has a... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20070108749 - Airbag firing electronic system for vehicles: A vehicle includes an airbag system, a sensor unit, which includes a first sensor module, which permits the sensing of actual driving conditions, and an electronic system, which fires the airbag system in the event of a crash and which is designed to evaluate the sensor signals that are provided... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070108748 - Seat track assembly for a motor vehicle having an integrated position sensor: A seat track assembly for a seat of a motor vehicle having a floor and an airbag. The seat track assembly includes a stationary rail fixedly secured to the floor. The seat track assembly also includes a movable rail fixedly secured to the seat and slidably engaged with the stationary... Agent: Clark Hill, P.C.
20070108750 - Passive airbag venting: An occupant protection apparatus comprises an inflatable airbag with a panel, the panel including a first vent opening that permits inflation fluid to escape out of the airbag; and a valve sheet including a second vent opening movable relative to the first vent opening, the valve sheet having opposite ends... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070108751 - Gas generating system: A gas generating system (10) includes a housing (12), a first end closure (22) secured to the housing (12) for hermetically sealing a first end portion of the housing, and a first bore seal (26) formed separately from the first end closure (22) and secured to the first end closure... Agent: L.c. Begin & Associates, PLLC
20070108752 - Method for the production of a gas bag packet for an airbag module: A process for producing an airbag packet for an airbag module is provided. The airbag is folded up in a folding apparatus to form an airbag packet. Then, the airbag packet is enclosed in a gastight manner by a flexible envelope, wherein the airbag packet is at least partially enclosed... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070108753 - Air bag with groove or recess, open or partially covered: An air bag (100) has an inflatable chamber (101,301) defined by a main front panel (102, 212) and a pair of side panels (104a, b; 224, 226). The air bag (100) has a vertically oriented recessed portion (110, 220) spanning along most of the length of the main panel or... Agent: Key Safety Systems, Inc. Patent Department
20070108754 - Steering column assembly comprising a steering column the tilt and length of which can be modified: A steering column assembly has a bracket situated fixed on a vehicle, and a rotatable steering column, which has a column jacket and a steering shaft mounted therein. The steering column has modifiable tilt and length and a clamping mechanism for fixing the steering column. The steering column is connected... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070108755 - Apparatus for generating haptic signals: An apparatus for generating haptic signals is disclosed which is adapted to be fitted to a seatbelt of a vehicle and which is adapted to vibrate when a signal is received from a control unit such that the vibration can be felt by a driver of the vehicle wearing the... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20070108756 - Collapsible ski pole system: The present invention relates to a collapsible pole system. One embodiment of the present invention is directed at a collapsible ski pole with an improved locking system that minimizes operational failures. The collapsible ski pole includes at least two pole segments and a non-twisting locking mechanism disposed between each of... Agent: Baker & Associates PLLC05/10/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived listing by USPTO class
20070102890 - Vibration damping device for use in automotive suspension system and suspension system using the same: A vibration damping device for use in a automotive suspension system, adapted to be disposed at a linking portion between a body of the vehicle and a suspension member that connects and supports a wheel on the body is disclosed. The vibration damping device comprises a load sensing unit adapted... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20070102891 - Foot movable mechanism and brake in skating: A sporting gear such as a roller skate or in-line skate, having a mechanism which allows a heel to be raised and lowered relative to a frame that supports wheels, and a brake mechanism which utilizes the structure of the mechanism. First, two or more shafts are provided to a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070102892 - Collapsible stand for machine: A folding framework for the cutter includes two opposite and symmetric brackets. Each of the brackets has a first crossed rack and a second crossed rack, that connect across and swing at their intersections. Two limiters mounting at the intersections and crutching between the crossed racks are used to limit... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20070102893 - Computer caddy: A computer caddy includes a base with a handle, two side panels, a rear shelf, retainer plates, and casters or other slidable components. A computer tower may be placed on the base between the side panels. The rear shelf is used to support a power strip and retainer plates function... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts
20070102894 - Caster adjustment apparatus and method: A caster adjustment apparatus for selectively adjusting the caster of a wheel of a vehicle. The caster adjustment apparatus including a flange and a cylindrical sleeve. The flange including an aperture extending through the flange for receiving a ball joint therethrough, wherein a center of the aperture is offset from... Agent: Adams Evans P.A.
20070102895 - Height control valve for vehicle axle/suspension system: A height control valve for an air spring of an air-ride axle/suspension system of a heavy-duty vehicle includes a body. The valve body is pneumatically connected to an air reservoir of the vehicles an ail spring, and to atmosphere A control arm actuates the valve to direct air from the... Agent: David P Dureska Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP
20070102896 - Saddle-type vehicle: A main pipe of a motorcycle is enhanced in stiffness to stably support an engine. The main pipe includes an intermediate pipe extending above the engine in a longitudinal and substantially horizontal direction, a front pipe extending forwardly downwardly of the engine from a front end of the intermediate pipe,... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20070102897 - Single jaw mechanism for fifth wheel hitch: A jaw for a fifth wheel hitch assembly includes a jaw body having a stepped bearing surface. A jaw assembly for a fifth wheel hitch assembly includes a jaw body, a control handle and a connecting link where the connecting link is pivotally connected to the control handle on the... Agent: Robert H Earp Iii Mcdonald Hopkins Company
20070102898 - Pintle hook and ball hitch assemby shock absorber: The use of a shock absorber bushing around the trailer hitch ball and between the ball and tow ring on vehicles towing large heavy industrial trailers. The shock absorber bushing can be cylindrically-shaped and adapted to have an interior hollow dimension to easily slide over the ball. Its length is... Agent: Dennis G. Lapointe Lapointe Law Group, Pl
20070102899 - Device for connecting a sports shoe to a sports device, comprisisng a locking device: The invention describes a device (1) for connecting a sports shoe (2) with a sports device (3), in particular a shoe with a snowboard or a ski, or for braking a sports device (3), consisting of least one of the device parts (4), such as a toe piece (7), a... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.
20070102900 - Strap for snowboard boots or bindings: A binding or boot strap is provided that allows a rider to easily, rapidly and/or effectively tighten and/or loosen the strap about his or her boot. The strap includes a boot-engaging strap portion that engages with an engagement strap coupleable to the boot, as may be the case with boots... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, PC
20070102901 - Body frame for wheelchair: A body frame (10) for a wheelchair includes a main frame (11), a back frame (12) and a seat frame (13). The body frame (10) includes hinge structures (31), (38), (53) and (56) for causing the user of a wheelchair to lie down, and cross braces (15) and (16) for... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070102902 - Method of, and apparatus for, cleaning the exterior of tubing: An apparatus for cleaning a bank of tubing includes a small, portable, mobile, remote controlled cart that travels over the surface of the banking of tubing and directs at least one high pressure fluid jet onto the surfaces of the tubes comprising the banks of tubing over which the cart... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20070102903 - Airbag door structure for vehicular passenger seat: Disclosed is an airbag door structure for vehicular passenger seats having an airbag door and a crash pad integrally formed, preferably in a dual injection molding process using different materials to hide tear lines of the airbag door and crash pad for aesthetic appearance. The airbag door structure can have... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070102904 - Inflatable protection device with manifold: An apparatus (10) for helping to protect an occupant of a vehicle (12) includes an inflatable vehicle occupant protection device (14). The protection device (14) includes panels (40 and 42) and a plurality of chambers (54) at least partially defined by the panels. An inflation fluid source (24) is actuatable... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20070102907 - Inflatable curtains with gas generating cord inflators: An apparatus (10) for helping to protect an occupant of a vehicle (12) having a side structure (16), a first row seat (30), and a second row seat (32). The apparatus (10) includes a first inflatable curtain (42) inflatable between the side structure (16) and an occupant of the first... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20070102905 - Occupant protection system: A system and method for protecting an occupant in a vehicle seat, through the use of an occupant protection system is disclosed, wherein the vehicle seat includes a backrest section and a seat section. The occupant protection system includes a first airbag assembly having a first inflatable airbag, wherein the... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20070102906 - Rocker trim packaged side impact airbag system: A side impact airbag system is disclosed that is stored behind cover panels provided on the A-hinge pillar, rocker, and C-body lock pillar. The airbag is stored in a receptacle until it is inflated by an inflator. The inflator inflates the airbag that is connected between fore-and-aft spaced anchoring points.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20070102908 - Safety arrangement: A safety arrangement for use in a motor vehicle includes a blocking unit (6) and a drive (7, 8, 9, 10) to drive the blocking unit (6) from a position where it is flush with the dashboard (4) to a forward position where it will block movement of the knees... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070102909 - Air belt apparatus: An air belt apparatus for use in a vehicle is provided to improve the comfort of the webbing during normal operation by thinning the webbing that passes through a shoulder anchor, while extending a developing length of an expanding portion upward when the expanding portion is expanded. The air belt... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070102910 - Air belt apparatus: An air belt apparatus is provided wherein a gas-supplying source for operating a chest portion expansion portion and a pretensioner are mounted in limited space in a motor vehicle seat by commoditizing the gas supplying source. An air belt apparatus for use in a motor vehicle includes chest-restraint webbing having... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070102911 - Airbag system for out-of-position occupant protection and adaptive venting: The present invention provides a vehicle airbag assembly and method for deployment. An inflator is connected to an airbag wherein the inflator generates gases that cause inflation of the airbag. A housing substantially encloses the airbag and the inflator. The housing includes a vent hole for venting gases. An airbag... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20070102912 - Vehicle occupant protection apparatus having a plastic fill tube: A vehicle occupant protection apparatus (10) includes an inflatable occupant protection device (14) and an inflation fluid source (12) that is actuatable to provide inflation fluid for inflating the inflatable occupant protection device (14). The vehicle occupant protection apparatus (10) also includes a conduit (34) for directing a flow of... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20070102913 - Vehicle frame having air tank cross member: A tank for containing compressed air for supplying the air to one or more pneumatically-operated components, devices, or systems of a heavy-duty vehicle such as a tractor-trailer or straight truck, also serves as part of the structure of the frame or subframe of the vehicle. The frame or subframe includes... Agent: David P Dureska Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP
20070102914 - Car body for a motor vehicle: A pressure chamber of a gas spring damping unit is arranged within the cross section of a longitudinal beam in a motor vehicle body. For this purpose, a tubular connecting piece that is closed by a cover is welded into the longitudinal beam. A piston of the gas spring damping... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.
20070102915 - Vehicle seat belt device: A vehicle seat belt device includes an electric motor for retracting a loose portion of a seat belt during an emergency in a vehicle, and a control unit for controlling the electric motor. The control unit causes the electric motor to continuously rotate only in a belt retraction direction and... Agent: Rankin, Hill, Porter & Clark LLP
20070102916 - Snowboard back foot support apparatus: A device is provided for supporting at least part of the weight of a snowboard on a boot of a snowboarder while sitting in a chairlift having no footrest, the snowboard having a boot binding for receiving and securing the boot onto the snowboard, where the device includes an elongated... Agent: Doug Kiernan
20070102917 - Quickflap: An apparatus for deflecting tire spray includes a flap for deflecting the tire spray, a deformable holding article to hold the flap and a bracket to accept the deformable holding article.... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr05/03/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived listing by USPTO class
20070096405 - Surface vehicle vertical trajectory planning: An active suspension system for a vehicle including elements for developing and executing a trajectory plan responsive to the path on which the vehicle is traveling. The system may include a location system for locating the vehicle, and a system for retrieving a road profile corresponding to the vehicle location.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070096406 - Arrangement and method for calculating the chassis height at a vehicle: Method and device for calculating chassis height of a vehicle that has at least three air-suspended wheel axles (2, 3, 4). The device includes a control unit and two level sensors (9, 10). The control unit detects the chassis height at the front axle (2) via a first level sensor... Agent: Novak Druce & Quigg, LLP
20070096407 - Caterpillar type bicycle: The present invention provides a caterpillar type bicycle, comprising a bicycle frame, a saddle, a steering handle, and a sprocket pedal power mechanism, as well as a caterpillar type driving structure (A) and a multi-functional switchable front guide mechanism (B), wherein the caterpillar type driving structure (A) comprises a driving... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070096409 - Level steer in-line skate: A steering assembly for an in-line roller skate having at least two wheels and at least one horizontally rotatable wheel mechanism for steering. Attached under the sole of a boot, are two planar members that coincide to the general shape and size of the sole. The members are flatwise horizontally,... Agent: Arthur Harper
20070096408 - Multi-purpose skate: A multi-purpose skate comprising a skate body and a skating device, the bottom of the skate body has a front and a rear fixing seat, the two fixing seats both have several longitudinally extending engaging structures, and each has at least a transverse first hole. The skating device can be... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Berner, LLP
20070096410 - Tri control platform device: A tri platform control device on which a rider stands on to either ski or skate. The device includes a front vertical platform, two lateral platforms with footpads attached. Attached to the footpads are either wheels or skis. The vertical platform has a steering shaft fitting allowing the front ski... Agent: Adam M. Spencer
20070096411 - Device for retaining a kneeling rider on a gliding board: A retaining device (14) to secure a rider in a kneeling position to a gliding board (12) for use on snow. The retaining device (14) incorporates the riding performance of a conventional snowboard strap binding and includes a base (28) and a retention interface (46) configured to be coupled to... Agent: Gary L. Rempe Ii
20070096415 - power assisted golf bag cart: A golf bag cart system (10) is provided for supporting and transporting a golf bag (12). The cart (10) is a three wheel push cart with a front disc motor (108) mounted in the front wheel (26). Recurve tubes (82, 84) support the golf bag (12) with ample access to... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Offices
20070096412 - Portable air compressor dolly with retractable handle: A retractable handle on a dolly for a portable compressor has a handle assembly including at least one handle pole and a handle grip member. The handle assembly is clamped onto a frame of the dolly using a clamp assembly. The clamp assembly includes a bearing portion configured for mounting... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20070096413 - Portable gas container cart: A portable gas container cart comprising (a) two parallel plates comprising a top portion, a bottom portion, a frontal end and a back end, wherein said parallel plates are connected by a plurality of connecting elements; (b) a pair of grooves located on the top portion of said parallel plates... Agent: Paul J. Esatto, Jr. Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
20070096414 - Steering mechanism for wheelbarrow: A steerable wheelbarrow includes a pair of handles rotatably connected to the rear end of the frame of the wheelbarrow for rotation around a horizontal axis, and a pair of linkages connecting the handles to L-shaped, wheel carrying axles, which are interconnected by a separate linkage, whereby rotation of the... Agent: George A. Seaby Seaby & Associates
20070096416 - Medication cart with height adjustment: A medication cart a includes a housing mounted on four posts at corners of the housing with a generally horizontal counter top at the top of the housing and a plurality of drawers in the housing underneath the counter top having locations therein for containing medications and for containing data... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.
20070096417 - Wheelbarrow rack: A wheelbarrow rack is disclosed generally comprising first and second rack stands, first and second upright posts connected to the first and the second rack stands respectively, multiple wheelbarrow support braces pivotally attached between the upright posts, and multiple stopper ledges attached to upright posts below the wheelbarrow support braces.... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20070096418 - Eccentric-based caster adjustment apparatus: Apparatus for adjusting the caster of the steering wheels of an all terrain vehicle. An eccentric threaded stud support is adjustively rotatable to position the eccentrically retained stud at a plurality of caster angle defining orientations extending from zero caster negatively or positively. Perceptible indicia identifies each caster incremental location.... Agent: Mueller And Smith, Lpa Mueller-smith Building
20070096419 - Wheel guide joint: A joint arrangement is provided for a wheel guide, especially for a driven, steerable axle of a motor vehicle. The joint arrangement includes a joint fork (1), which can be arranged at a vehicle axle or at a wheel carrier, and a steering knuckle (2), which carries the wheel bearing... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20070096420 - Air deflector arrangement for a vehicle: An air deflector for a vehicle underbody is provided. The air deflector includes a fairing having a general convex shape over a width of the fairing and extending a length of the fairing. The fairing is arranged to be affixed to an open end of a generally U-shaped vehicle underbody... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19
20070096421 - Lower arm mounting structure of vehicle suspension: A lower arm mounting structure of a vehicle suspension includes a first mount mounted to a wheel of a vehicle, a second mount mounted to a sub frame side member at one side of the sub frame side member, and a third mount mounted to the sub frame side member... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20070096422 - Tailgate ladder: A ladder assembly for a pick-up truck is pivotally connected with the truck tailgate for movement between a stowed position where the ladder assembly is held against the tailgate and an operable position when the tailgate is lowered and the ladder assembly extends between the tailgate and the ground. A... Agent: Laubscher & Laubscher, P.C.
20070096423 - Hand-driven cycle: The present invention relates to a hand-driven cycle on the front wheel, having a frame, a rear wheel assembly arranged on a first side of the frame, and a front wheel assembly which is arranged on a second side of the frame and which can be coupled pivotally to the... Agent: David A. Guerra International Patent Group, LLC
20070096424 - Turning restriction device for a handle: A turning restriction device for a handle includes a wheel strut and a handle tube. The wheel strut is inserted into the handle tube. The wheel strut comprises a block protruding from a lower section. The handle tube comprises a sleeve. The sleeve has an arcuate trough and the handle... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070096425 - Vehicle steering head: Vehicle steering head for a trike includes a hollow support. A connecting member is adapted to connect a wheel fork to a handlebar. The connecting member is rotatably mounted to the hollow support. A pin is arranged within the hollow support and is structured and arranged to move parallel to... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070096426 - Integrated bicycle shifting and suspension system: An integrated shifting and suspension system for a bicycle coordinates suspension settings with gear selections. A mechanical cable linkage between a derailleur and an adjustable shock absorber couples the shifting and suspension settings of a bicycle. This coupling automatically adjusts the suspension to a firm setting when a rider selects... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070096427 - Powered attachment for a wheelchair: Disclosed is an improvement for a wheelchair of the type having a pair of generally parallel support bars, a footrest, and a plurality of footrest supporting wheels. The improvement comprises a crossbar, a center bar, a front wheel post, a front wheel, and a handlebar. Each end of the crossbar... Agent: Marcia A. Devon Devon & Associates
20070096428 - Universal adjustable lift/drop hitch: A new and simple hitch assembly comprising a vertically adjustable bar (vertical bar) secured within a mounting sleeve which in turn is securely attached to a hitch bar. A vertical securing pin releasably engages the vertical bar and is maintained in place by a spring, the pin and spring comprising... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20070096429 - Hitch coupler: A ball hitch coupler including first and second sidewalls spaced apart and generally parallel. First and second pins extend transversely between the first and second sidewalls spaced apart along a length of the first sidewall and the second sidewall. At least one of the first and second pins is removable... Agent: Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz
20070096430 - Hitch assembly: A hitch assembly for mounting to a frame assembly of a vehicle comprises a one-piece hitch mounting structure having a general U-shape with opposing end portions and a centrally disposed intermediate portion between the end portions. A hitch receiver is mounted to the intermediate portion of the hitch mounting structure.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070096431 - Drawbar device for tow vehicle: A drawbar device for a tow vehicle having a vehicle body and a hood operable to open and close for covering a top surface of a rear portion of the vehicle body includes a drawbar bracket, a drawbar pin, an operation lever and a link mechanism. The drawbar bracket is... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20070096432 - Snowboard brake: A snowboard brake featuring a preferably curved blade member which translatably engages on a top surface of a mount. The mount is adapted for engagement to a snowboard. The blade is user deployable from a retracted position to a deployed position wherein the leading edge of the blade projects below... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center
20070096433 - Snowmobile runner and method of manufacture: A traction runner for a snow ski is fabricated of a lightweight metal such as aluminum and is formed on its upper surface with a channel in which mounting members are fixed. A channel is formed also in the lower surface and a carbide wear strip is brazed through induction... Agent: Swartz & Wilson, P.L.C
20070096435 - Collapsible pushchair: A collapsible pushchair can be expanded into a deployed state for carrying a child and collapsed into a portable state for being carried as a piece of luggage. Transformation of the pushchair between its deployed and portable states is enabled by the use of rotationally mounted chair legs.... Agent: Michael E. Sellers Gable Gotwals
20070096434 - Collapsible stroller: Abstract: Collapsible stroller with a seat element (1), a seat back (2), a first mounting (3) for at least one front wheel (5), a second mounting (4) for at least two rear wheels (6) and a pushing-device (8) and a folding device (7). The seat element (1), the seat back... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd
20070096436 - Mobile support assembly: A mobility device includes at least a first front leg and at least a first rear leg connected to the first front leg connected to the first front leg. The first rear leg includes an upper member having a first end a second end and a lower member having a... Agent: Malloy & Malloy, P.A.
20070096437 - Trolley: A trolley or cart (10) for supporting and transporting a plurality of bags or containers (12). The trolley (10) including a frame having a base section (52,54,66,68,70,72) and at least one stanchion (32) coupled to the base section (52,54,66,68,70,72). The at least one stanchion (32) including at least two telescoping... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070096438 - Folding baby stroller system and method: A baby stroller for transporting an infant at speeds faster than normal walking is disclosed. This baby stroller can be folded to make it easier to stow and transport. The folding mechanism, a unique feature of the design is directed toward compactness, ease of use, reliability, and reduction in manufacturing... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
20070096439 - Airbag system: Deployment performance of an airbag may be improved by improving an air tightness of an leg airbag system that includes a knee airbag for restraining occupant's legs and a gas generator that generates a jet of gas to inflate the knee airbag. An end of the gas generator is connected... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20070096441 - Arrangement for retaining an airbag housing and cover: An arrangement for retaining a cover to an airbag housing, including a reaction housing. The retaining arrangement includes a removable retainer ring, a plurality of cover tabs extending outwardly from a surface of the cover, and a plurality of housing tabs extending outwardly from a surface of the reaction housing.... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19
20070096440 - Headliner assembly having a tether: A headliner assembly is provided for use with a vehicle having an inflatable air bag disposed proximate a roof of the vehicle. The headliner assembly includes a headliner configured to extend underneath the air bag and having a front portion and a rear portion. The headliner assembly further includes a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation
20070096443 - Airbag: An air bag formed from two layers of fabric using a one-piece weaving technique has a peripheral seam at the edge of a region adapted to be inflated. Beyond the seam there are a plurality of chambers and gas escaping from the inflated region through the seam must inflate these... Agent: Madson & Austin Gateway Tower West
20070096442 - Multi-chamber airbag: A multi-chamber airbag includes a first outer material layer, a second outer material layer, and at least one third material layer disposed between the first and second material layers. The three material layers are connected together along an edge section of the airbag. In a first partial section of the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070096444 - Airbag arrangement: An air-bag arrangement for a motor vehicle is disclosed to provide protection for the occupants (1, 2) of two adjacent seats (11, 12). Each seat is associated with two air-bag units (15, 16, 20, 21), one of which contains an air-bag to be deployed so as to occupy a space... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070096446 - Airbag deployment control based on contact with occupant: Method for controlling outflow of gas from an airbag includes deploying the airbag toward an occupant prior to or during an accident involving the vehicle, detecting contact between the airbag and the occupant by means of a sensor, and controlling outflow of gas from the airbag based on the detected... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq
20070096447 - Smart seatbelt control system: An apparatus for preventing occupant injury during accident has various features to ensure safety. A sensor 70, detecting seat belt engagement is provided. In addition, there is a means for varying the tension of a seatbelt 17, depending upon the weight of the occupant 110 and the speed of the... Agent: Joseph A. Tabe Suite 717
20070096445 - Vehicle component control based on occupant morphology: Method for vehicle component control based on occupancy of the vehicle includes determining at least one morphological characteristic of the occupant, classifying the occupant based only on the determined morphological characteristic(s) to provide an identification of the occupant, and adjusting a component of the vehicle based on the identification. Morphological... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq
20070096448 - Air-bag and method of folding the same: An air bag 12 is spread flatly. Along four lines “R” that extend radially outward, the air bag 12 is sandwiched and held by line part forming units. By using a first press pieces 44, a portion between the neighboring lines “R” is pressed toward the gas inlet opening to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070096449 - Steering shaft support structure and vehicle: A steering shaft support structure for an all terrain vehicle in which both forces of push and pull applied to an EPS unit are reduced when a load is applied to handlebars. The structure includes a steering shaft rotatably supported by a body frame and handlebars attached to the steering... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070096450 - Restraint system for a motor vehicle: A restraint system for use in a passenger seating area of a motor vehicle includes a seat belt assembly having a webbing extending between a lower anchor and a belt retractor positionable across the body of an occupant. A sensor is coupled with the belt retractor to sense a change... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20070096451 - Micro gas generator: A gas generator usable in a vehicle occupant protection system. The gas generator includes an initiator holder and an initiator secured within the holder, the initiator including a housing enclosing an initiator charge. A bore seal is molded into the initiator holder, and a casing is attached to the bore... Agent: L.c. Begin & Associates, PLLC
20070096452 - Fuel tank assembly and straddle-type vehicle having the same: A fuel-tank assembly disposed in a space between a rear wheel and a seat of a straddle-type vehicle without impairing ride comfort, At least part of the seat is disposed above the rear wheel. A fuel tank has a bottom including a part inclined in a front-rear direction of the... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20070096453 - Baffling system for emergency tanker vehicle: A baffling system for vehicle-mounted tanks is disclosed that reduces the concentration of vehicle destabilizing inertial forces of contained liquids caused by vehicle movements during transportation. The baffling system includes circular dish-shaped head baffles antipodally positioned with respect to each other, which attenuate forward and rearward directed liquid surges, and... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
20070096454 - Vehicle mud flap with sliding fender fold clamp: The drilling of new holes into a vehicle fender fold is avoided by providing a mud flap with a sliding clamping member. When an attachment bolt is slid in a slot formed in the polymeric mud flap body, the sliding clamping member slides with it from a disengaged position to... Agent: Momkus Mccluskey Monroe Marsh & Spyratos, LLCPrevious industry: Chucks or sockets
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