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Land vehicles August inventions list 08/12Below 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. 08/30/2012 > 24 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. inventions list
20120217710 - Medi-spa service cart: Disclosed herein is a medi-spa service cart having improved storage, convenience and portability properties. The cart includes a castered base, a selectively extensible tubular vertical support and, affixed to the upper end of the support, a principal service tray.... Agent:
20120217711 - Storable intravenous stand: The present invention is directed to a base member for a portable intravenous stand. The base member includes a plurality of segments configured to facilitate the close nesting or alignment of multiple portable intravenous stands; and thus reducing the amount of space required for storing the portable intravenous stands when... Agent: Maxtec, LLC.
20120217712 - Vehicle wheel and axle system: An axle and wheel system for enhancing the safety of occupants of a vehicle. An axle structure is provided which is engineered to be crushable upon impact. The axle is structurally attached to the chassis of the vehicle and extends beyond the chassis on both sides thereof. Each axle end... Agent:
20120217713 - Wheelchair suspension: A wheelchair includes a frame, a rear caster coupled to the frame, a drive wheel coupled to the frame, a front caster, and a pivoting assembly. The pivoting assembly couples the front caster to the frame such that upward movement of the front caster relative to the frame causes the... Agent: Invacare Corp.
20120217714 - Twist beam suspension with y-beam control arm: A suspension arrangement for interconnecting a frame and an axle in a vehicle includes a control arm having a first beam and a second beam in parallel, spaced relation, each beam having a first end with a single arm and a second end with an upper arm and a lower... Agent: Volvo Group North America, LLC
20120217715 - Suspension of a vehicle axle and vehicle: A suspension is provided for a vehicle axle, with a twist-beam axle having two trailing arms interconnected via a cross brace, of which each trailing arm comprises a mounting device for the rotatable fastening of the twist-beam axle to a vehicle body, which includes, but is not limited to a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120217716 - Suspension of a vehicle axle and vehicle: A suspension of a vehicle axle is provided having a twist-beam axle that includes, but is not limited to two trailing arms, each of which have a wheel suspension and are interconnected via a cross brace with a torsion profile, which is designed stiff to bending and torsionally soft. The... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120217717 - control arm for a vehicle: A component, especially a control arm for a vehicle, includes a base wall and a passage extending away from said base wall, and in particular, a control arm lug. A method for producing such a component includes shortening a deep-drawn contour which connects one side of the base wall to... Agent:
20120217718 - Camera car: A mobile camera vehicle has a roll cage or similar structure attached to a chassis. Upper and lower horizontal bars are attached to the vehicle structure. Front and rear vertical bars are each attached to the upper and lower horizontal bars. A lift plate is attached to and vertically moveable... Agent: Chapman/leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.
20120217719 - Mud flap holder: A mud flap holder for securing a mud flap to a motor vehicle includes a base plate, a pivot plate, and a securing mechanism. The base plate mounts to a vehicle. The pivot plate is connected to the base plate via a hinge. The securing mechanism secures the base and... Agent:
20120217720 - Child trailer: A child trailer includes a body with a plurality of wheels located at the bottom thereof, a joint and a coupler. The joint is located in front of the body to adjust the angle with the body. The coupler includes a coupling dock, a pair of adjustment arms and a... Agent:
20120217721 - Bi-directional propulsion caster: A bidirectional propulsion caster assembly is disclosed for enabling a rider to generate bi-directional motion from a ride-on device. A mounting bracket is attachable to the bottom of the device and defines a pivot axis extending in a generally transverse direction across the bottom of the device. A rocker bracket... Agent:
20120217722 - Mold and process for obtaining a bicycle frame made of recyclable polymer: A mold and an injection process for making a one-piece bicycle frame made of recyclable polymer. The mold includes one stationary part and one movable part. Sliding columns with guiding lower portions are formed in the stationery part. Both the stationary part and movable part are provided with base plates... Agent:
20120217723 - All wheel 180-degree steer transport: A steering system for a towed farm implement or wagon, such as a header transport, is provided that allows the tongue of the header transport to pivot approximately 90 degrees to the right or the left (i.e., 180 degrees in total) and translates the movement of the tongue to all... Agent: Unverferth Manufacturing Company Inc.
20120217724 - Height adjustable stow-away receiver hitch: An adjustable hitch assembly including a mounting collar, a hitch base with a vertical post having a plurality of alternating square sections and circular sections, a hitch ball member having at least one hitch ball and a pivot shaft extending therefrom. The vertical post is slidably and rotatably received through... Agent: B & W Custom Truck Beds, Inc.
20120217725 - Dual tow ball coupling apparatus: A coupling apparatus includes a base, an arm extending from the base, a first tow ball extending from a first side of the arm, and a second tow ball extending from an opposite second side of the arm. The base is configured to be removably attached to a vehicle in... Agent:
20120217726 - Towing device for a towing vehicle: A towing device, for a towing vehicle, with a coupling shaft attached to the towing vehicle, a ball head mounted on the coupling shaft so that the ball head can rotate about a vertical axis, which can be coupled to a coupling counterpart of a trailer vehicle, and with an... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20120217727 - Wheeled collapsible stand for a power driven machine: A wheeled collapsible stand for a power driven machine includes first and second frame units pivotally connected to each other and respectively pivotally connected to a tabletop bracing member that is adapted to support the machine thereon. The first frame unit includes front and rear frames pivotally coupled to each... Agent: P & F Brother Industrial Corporation
20120217728 - Tablet-breaking initiator for airbag inflator: An igniter for a passenger vehicle safety airbag module includes a housing with apertured walls, gas-generating tablets filling the housing, and, in direct contact with gas-generating tablets, an initiator containing combustible material. A plurality of four malleable flaps of substantially identical shape and size are secured about the squib in... Agent:
20120217729 - Automobile airbag door: An automobile airbag door is formed by a door base member, a door cover member, and a tear line. The door base member and the door cover member form a part of a base member and a part of a cover member of an instrument panel, respectively. When pressed by... Agent: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
20120217730 - Occupant protection apparatus and occupant protection method: A side airbag apparatus includes an airbag that can form a plurality of chambers with a single inflator and protects an occupant from an impact on a side door by deploying the airbag between the occupant and the side door. The chambers of the airbag includes a vehicle sidewall chamber... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20120217731 - Occupant protection apparatus and occupant protection method: A side airbag apparatus includes an airbag that can form a plurality of chambers with a single inflator and protects an occupant from an impact on a side door by deploying the airbag between the occupant and the side door. The chambers of the airbag includes an upper chamber and... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20120217732 - Chassis: The invention relates to a chassis for a vehicle, the chassis including a frame as well as a first axle and a second axle, on which the wheels of the vehicle are mounted on bearings and which axles are connected to the frame to swivel at least with respect to... Agent: Chasswheel Oy
20120217733 - Occupant restraint system with belt pre-tensioner: A seat belt system for a vehicle has a shoulder-belt extending diagonally across the seat. A belt tensioner applies tension to the belt in response to detection/prediction of a potentially unsafe situation by a safety sensor/control system. A support arm has an upper end mounted to the vehicle structure above... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation08/23/2012 > 22 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. inventions list
20120211952 - Movable wheelchair structure: A movable wheelchair structure contains a base; a sliding mechanism fixed on the base and includes two rods extending outward from one side of the base, and each rod including an auxiliary wheel extending outward from one end portion thereof; a vertical moving mechanism fixed on the sliding mechanism; a... Agent:
20120211953 - Retractable wheel system for snowmobile ski: The present invention provides a retractable wheel system for snowmobile skis. The retractable wheel system of the present invention may be installed on a snowmobile ski without affecting its structural integrity by installing the system on the reinforced portion of the snowmobile ski. When a user circulates in a path... Agent:
20120211954 - Self-propelled lawn mower and sulky device: A self-propelled lawn mower and sulky device. The self-propelled lawn mower comprises handle bars and an operator console that are positioned between the front end and rear end of the lawn mower. A securing bar and a placement bar are designed and situated an a angle to one another to... Agent: Havener Enterprises, Inc.
20120211955 - Stackable ride-on toy with ergonomic saddle: A stackable ride-on toy includes a generally hollow body featuring a saddle, a handle and a primarily open bottom. A number of casters are mounted to the body by shrouds positioned adjacent to the primarily open bottom. The saddle includes a saddle valley and saddle peak that are ergonomically sized... Agent:
20120211956 - Manually driven cart with biased-direction rear wheels: A cart having a platform and at least one forward located non-direction biased caster wheel and two rearward located direction biased caster wheels. A second forward located non-direction biased caster wheel may be provided. Various cart types are disclosed including lumber, flatbed, nursery, utility and luggage carts. An embodiment for... Agent:
20120211957 - Triple axle with rubber torsion mechanism: A preferred embodiment of the present invention includes a triple torsion axle system and kit with various features to help reduce or prevent damage that otherwise may occur with large loads. For example, each axle assembly includes larger diameter caps on the ends of each torsion bar to prevent the... Agent: Al-ko Kober A.g.
20120211958 - Method and apparatus for producing a stabilizer bar assembly: A stabilizer bar assembly is disclosed and comprises a bar and a bushing. The bushing is adhesively secured to the bar, includes a body and two reinforcing members and has two wedge-shaped depressions formed therein, each defining a volume. The body is an elastomeric monolith surrounding the bar and the... Agent: H & L Tool And Die Ltd.
20120211959 - Stabilizer for a motor vehicle: A stabilizer for installation onto a motor vehicle axle includes a stabilizer back and two legs which are connected to the stabilizer back to form a U-shaped, or C-shaped, or other suitably shaped structure. The stabilizer back is made of a composite material such as fiber composite, e.g. of glass... Agent: Benteler Automobiltechnik Gmbh
20120211960 - Swing arm assembly: A swing arm assembly is configured for pivotal coupling with a frame of a vehicle. The swing arm assembly includes first and second support arms. A first axle support bracket is attached to the first support arm and a second axle support bracket is attached to the second support arm.... Agent:
20120211961 - Torsion beam of twist axle: In one aspect, the invention is directed to a twist beam axle for a vehicle. The twist beam axle includes a twist beam and a reinforcement member. The twist beam has a longitudinal axis and has a generally concave cross-sectional shape. The reinforcement member extends longitudinally and is connected to... Agent: Magna International Inc.
20120211962 - Vehicle chassis having modular rear axle construction: The invention relates to a bodywork of a motor vehicle comprising side members and a rear axle construction which is connected to the bodywork, the rear axle construction having means for attaching the rear axle construction to the bodywork and having a suspension, and the rear axle construction being configured... Agent: Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe Ag
20120211963 - Adjustable spring assembly: The present invention provides a suspension apparatus having a primary leaf spring and a secondary leaf spring. The primary leaf spring can have a pair of spaced-apart ends that are attached to a frame and the secondary leaf spring can have a pair of spaced-apart ends that are unattached to... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20120211964 - Foldable bicycle with a large wheel and a small wheel: A foldable bicycle with a large wheel and a small wheel contains an upper rod including one end connected with a side of a supporting post and another end coupled with a first tubular member, the first tubular member including a through hole; an axial shaft inserted into the through... Agent:
20120211966 - Gooseneck coupler with slideable locking members and clinch: A gooseneck coupler may be used on a towing vehicle to help tow certain types of towed vehicles, such as trailers. The gooseneck coupler may include a first member, a second member pivotally attached to the first member, where the second member is capable of pivoting relative to the first... Agent:
20120211965 - Gooseneck coupler with slideable style locking members: A gooseneck coupler may be used on a towing vehicle to help tow certain types of towed vehicles, such as trailers. The gooseneck coupler may include a first tube, a base member attached to the first tube, and a locking member pivotally attached to the base member—the locking member being... Agent:
20120211967 - Trailer hitch systems and methods: A hitch system comprises a housing, a hitch plate, and an actuator system. The housing is secured to a hitch post, and the housing defines a housing opening and a housing chamber. The hitch plate is rotatably attached to the housing, and the hitch plate defines a first ball opening.... Agent:
20120211969 - Board sport bindings: A binding for board sports has at least a portion of a first layer of a surface. At least a portion of a second layer is configured to dock with the first layer. A locking mechanism is configured to prevent the second layer from undocking with the first layer in... Agent:
20120211968 - Snowboard binding: A novel snowboard binding provides a high level of adjustability, convenience, and usability for snowboarders. One aspect of the invention discloses a hook-and-go strapping system which reduces or eliminates cumbersome effort to strap or release snowboard boots to a conventional snowboard binding. Another aspect of the invention discloses a locking... Agent:
20120211970 - Hand truck: A push handle comprises a pair of column support portions provided on left and right sides and extendable/contractible in a vertical direction, a holding rod portion integrally interposed between upper ends of the pair of column support portions and extends toward left and right outer sides of the column support... Agent: Nansin Co., Ltd.
20120211971 - Temporary holding method for airbag and airbag module: In a first step, a heat shrinkable film having openings on respective ends is arranged such that its axis extends along a deploying direction of a foldable portion of an airbag. The heat shrinkable film surrounds the foldable portion in a state where the first opening on the leading side... Agent: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
20120211972 - Airbag apparatus: An airbag apparatus is provided with at least one detent assembly each including a micro switch, a telescopic cylinder slidably disposed in the micro switch, a bifurcation for fastening the cylinder by attaching to the micro switch, a first rope secured to the micro switch, and a second rope secured... Agent:
20120211973 - Work vehicle oscillation system: A work vehicle comprises a front frame, a rear frame, an oscillation frame, a slew bearing, and a rolling-element bearing. The slew bearing and the rolling-element bearing allow oscillation between the oscillation frame and the rear frame about a fore-aft axis.... Agent:08/16/2012 > 23 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. inventions list
20120205881 - Device for steering a toboggan: The invention is made up of an intact interiorly hollow body portion unit having a flat posterior side, a flat topside and a flat, laterally curvaceous bottomside together with correspondingly curvaceous lateral sides extending from the locus of the posterior side and tapering to frontal edging. It has a pair... Agent:
20120205882 - Shower chair/walker combination: The shower chair/walker combination incorporates the features of a walker and a shower chair into a single appliance. The appliance includes a folding walker having a pivoted seat thereon. The seat is of a split toilet seat design, having a gap at its front end. This feature allows a caregiver... Agent:
20120205883 - Rider platform for self-propelled vehicle: A self-propelled vehicle comprises a frame and a platform pivotally mountable to a rear portion of the vehicle frame. The platform is pivotally movable between a first position in which the platform extends generally horizontally from the rear portion of the frame to support a rider during operation of the... Agent:
20120205885 - Portable ski trolley: The invention to which this application relates, is a method of attaching a pair of wheels to skis, thereby enabling the skis to be rolled over the ground. The invention is a webbing strap that receives a pair of wheels, which are then fastened around the end of the skis.... Agent:
20120205884 - Traction device and apparatus with foldable frame: An apparatus for traversing loose, granular material includes a frame and a rotatable traction device connected to the frame. The outer surface of the rotatable traction device includes spaced apart curvilinear or angular traction ridges and spaced apart curved or angular valleys, each valley being between a pair of adjacent... Agent: Beach Mango LLC
20120205886 - Sulky force equalizer and analyzer: A sulky force equalizer comprised of two actuators, connected together, and each actuator is connected to a sulky shaft. The two actuators work together in a pressurized feedback loop that captures and uses errant sulky-and-horse forces to counterbalance any imbalance of pulling forces from the horse; reduces the effort required... Agent:
20120205887 - Displacement measurement system and method for a suspension system in a vehicle: A vehicle includes a chassis, an axle, a suspension strut and a sensor assembly. The suspension strut includes a barrel having a lower end and an upper end, and a rod having a lower end and an upper end. The rod lower end is slidably received within the barrel upper... Agent:
20120205888 - Motorcycle pivotable passenger peg assembly: A pivotable passenger peg assembly that is mountable to a motorcycle includes an elongate arm with a cylindrical opening. The elongate arm is pivotally mounted on a first cylindrical member that is mountable to a motorcycle. The first cylindrical member is configured with a stepped outer cylindrical surface that cooperates... Agent: Kuryakyn Holdings, LLC
20120205889 - Wind sail system for a velocipede: A sail system for a velocipede uses a swinging gate that pivots between a closed position, flush against the velocipede and an open position for sailing. A spring cord pulls the gate toward the open position while a control cord pulls the gate toward the closed position. A slide slidably... Agent:
20120205891 - Easy riding bicycle: A bicycle design includes a seat tube affixed to the chain stay at a fixed distance rearward of the bottom bracket so that the rider sitting on the saddle can comfortably fully extend one leg to place a foot flat on the ground or to use the proper full leg... Agent: Electra Bicycle Company, Inc.
20120205890 - Vehicle body frame of motorcycle: A head pipe includes a pipe portion and a bracket portion contiguously formed on a rear portion of the pipe portion wherein front end portions of the main frames and a front end portion of the down frame are jointed to the bracket portion. A widthwise center line of the... Agent:
20120205892 - Apparatus for towing bicycles: Apparatus for towing bicycles, comprising a towing arm, a connector, adapted to fix the towing arm to a towing vehicle, a joint for interconnection between the towing arm and the connector, which defines a first oscillation axis and a second oscillation axis, the first oscillation axis being parallel to the... Agent:
20120205893 - Apparatus for transferring load: wherein the tow bar and drawbar attach to one another, the apparatus including a shock absorber; and a load transfer mechanism configured for adjustably transferring at least a portion of the load of the towed implement to the front of the vehicle in a region leading the front wheel axle... Agent:
20120205894 - Indirect magnetic interlock: A latch arrangement for a tow bar is disclosed, the tow bar being attached to a vehicle via a hinge, and pivotable about an axis from a towing position to a stowed position, the latch mechanism comprises a primary latch for holding the tow bar in the stowed position and... Agent: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
20120205895 - Detachable gooseneck trailer locking mechanism: A trailer assembly including a load deck and a detachable gooseneck. The load deck includes a rotatable shaft and latch wedge and the detachable gooseneck includes a hook. The attachment of the gooseneck to the load deck will result in the rotation of the shaft and latch wedge and engage... Agent: Felling Trailers, Inc.
20120205896 - Locking mechanism for ski binding: The present disclosure relates to a single piece base portion (10) for a locking mechanism (30) for a ski binding (1), in particular a cross country or touring ski binding. The base portion (10) comprising: a planar resting portion (11); one or more, preferably two, support sections (12) extending out... Agent:
20120205897 - Airbag protection device for a vehicle occupant restraint system and method of manufacturing an airbag protection device: A method of manufacturing said airbag protection device (10) for a plurality of different types of vehicles comprises providing first and second mounting members (14), the mounting members (14) being configured independently of the vehicle type, bending a wire to form a cross-member (16) in response to the respective type... Agent: Trw Automotive Gmbh
20120205898 - Apparatus for protecting the knee region of a vehicle occupant: A knee airbag (100) which is deployed between the vehicle occupants and a vehicle structure (2) and a gas generator (4) for filling the knee airbag (100) with inflating gas, wherein the knee airbag (100) has a base chamber (10) which is filled first with inflating gas, and at least... Agent:
20120205899 - Passenger front airbag: A front passenger airbag (5) is described for arrangement in the instrument panel (20) of a motor vehicle. It has an airbag envelope (10) having an impact area (11) and lateral surfaces extending from the impact area (11). In order to use small gas generators and to reduce the danger... Agent: Autoliv Development Ab
20120205900 - Airbag cushion: An airbag cushion (100) with a recessed portion formed on an exterior of the airbag cushion has a pair of side panels (104a, 104b) and a tether (180) for limiting outward movement of the inflated airbag cushion; and wherein the tether (180) forms a portion of the exterior surface of... Agent: Key Safety Systems, Inc.
20120205901 - Airbag fabrics woven from slit-film polymeric tapes: Disclosed herein is the preparation of woven fabrics suitable for use in manufacturing vehicle airbags. Such fabrics are woven from a plurality of polymeric, e.g., polyamide, warp and weft tapes which have preferably been slitted, preferably in the machine direction, from a thermoplastic polymer film, and preferably from such a... Agent: Invista North America S.a.r.l.
20120205902 - Snowmobile chassis with tunnel: A snowmobile chassis includes dual panels that form a lighter weight and stronger tunnel preferably without the need for structural doublers, plates or other attachable reinforcement devices. The dual panels take the form of inner and outer panels coupled together with selective gaps or spaces located between the panels. The... Agent:
20120205903 - Seat belt pretensioner: A seat belt pretensioner for a belt retractor includes a member that rotates relative to a frame of the belt retractor in response to a vehicle condition to rotate a spool of the belt retractor relative to the frame. A drive device rotates the member in response to the vehicle... Agent: Trw Vehicle Safety Systems Inc.08/09/2012 > 22 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. inventions list
20120200052 - Carrier devices with fold flat, fixed, caster and/or swivel wheel assemblies: This application discloses a number of fold flat, collapsible, stowable wheel assemblies for wheeled carriers including but not limited to strollers, jogging strollers, flat carts, dollies, trolleys, wagons and carts. The application discloses novel methods to selectively fixate the wheel/tire position, to stow and fold flat, fixed, swivel and caster... Agent:
20120200053 - Wheeled k-12 book carrier & organizer: A wheeled K-12 Book Carrier Organizer is comprised of a main 4 side container with a plurality of subdivisions or folders connected to a sized base with swirl wheels. Built to the back of the main container is a multiple size handle with stop-brake capability. External to the main container... Agent:
20120200054 - Wheel support assembly for a vehicle: A wheel support assembly for use with a vehicle is disclosed that comprises a vehicle mount coupleable to the vehicle, a recess formed in the vehicle mount, a bearing seated at least partially within the recess, an axle engaged with the bearing and extending away from the bearing, and a... Agent:
20120200056 - Apex internal mounting arrangement for a v-configuration torque rod: A V-shaped torque rod includes an apex joint assembly that is attached to a component of a vehicle using only a single fastener. The apex joint assembly includes a housing, an inner metal, an elastomeric member disposed between the housing and the inner metal and a post that engages the... Agent: The Pullman Company
20120200055 - Axle tubes including protrusion and vehicle including same: A vehicle includes a frame, a swing member, an axle tube, a cushion bracket, a protrusion, an axle, and a cushion member. The swing member is pivotable about a first axis. The axle tube is coupled with the swing member, the cushion bracket, and the protrusion. The axle is rotatable... Agent:
20120200057 - Primary air spring and secondary leaf suspension for vehicle: A suspension for a vehicle having a chassis rail and a longitudinal axle arranged substantially orthogonal thereto. The vehicle suspension has a primary air-responsive spring that couples between the chassis and the axle of the vehicle. The primary spring can be a coil spring that surrounds an air helper spring.... Agent:
20120200058 - Brake system: A vehicle brake system includes: brakes provided for respective right-side wheel, left-side wheel, front wheel and rear wheel of a vehicle, and configured to restrain rotations of the respective wheels by activations of brake actuators of the brakes; and at least two energy sources independent from each other and configured... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120200059 - Trailer hitch for use on a bicycle and a trailer associated therewith: Embodiments of the present invention comprise a bicycle trailer hitch for use in securing a bicycle trailer to a bicycle. Unlike prior art trailer hitches the transfer of most of the load between an associated bicycle and an associated bicycle during use does not pass through the bolt/fastener used to... Agent:
20120200060 - Bicycle frame: A bicycle frame that supports a front wheel and a rear wheel defining a central plane. The bicycle frame includes a head tube, a bottom bracket configured to support a crank assembly, and a bicycle frame portion. The bicycle frame portion includes a leading edge and a trailing edge oriented... Agent: Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.
20120200061 - Dual shifter for a bicycle: A bicycle having at least two wheels, a frame supported on the two wheels, a brake, a gear shift mechanism (e.g., a chain derailleur), a shifter (e.g., a shift lever), and a brake mechanism coupled to the brake and also coupled to the gear mechanism (e.g., via an auxiliary shift... Agent: Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.
20120200062 - Pivot joint for bicycle: A pivot joint for a bicycle frame is described, which includes an inner bearing sleeve concentrically disposed within an outer bearing sleeve. The inner bearing sleeve has an outer bearing surface in rotatably sliding contact with an inner bearing surface of the outer bearing sleeve, such that the inner and... Agent:
20120200063 - Trailer apparatus for transporting utility poles and methods for same: Embodiments provide trailer apparatus, and methods such trailer apparatus, for transporting an elongated utility pole from a loading location to an unloading location, the trailer apparatus including a major frame assembly, a carrying bay, at least one wheel for supporting the trailer apparatus for rolling movement, and lifting apparatus supported... Agent:
20120200064 - System for automatic adjustment of the gap between a tractor vehicle and an attached trailer: A system is specified for the automatic adjustment of a gap between a tractor vehicle and an attached trailer, with a length-adjustable hitch with a tension tube, at the end of which is arranged a tension lug, while the tension lug can travel in the vehicle's lengthwise axis relative to... Agent: Jost-werke Gmbh
20120200065 - Electric controlled trailer hitch and link assembly alignment device: The electric controlled trailer hitch is a new approach to connecting to a boat, trailer, etc. with only one person. This will enable one person to back up a vehicle to a boat, trailer, etc. and with a switch activate the moveable chain. The chain can sway from right to... Agent:
20120200066 - Self-latching pin hitch: A self-latching pin assembly that allows for the insertion of a hitch ball assembly comprising: a square tubing, where the square tubing extends horizontally from a vehicle chassis; a horizontally retracting bumper within the square tubing, where the bumper allows for the insertion of a hitch assembly; a vertical tube,... Agent:
20120200067 - Trailer hitch lock: A lock for trailer hitches that is inexpensive and easy to use and that will secure the coupler fixed to the end of a trailer hitch to prevent unauthorized hook-up and towing of the trailer and items carried on or in the trailer. The lock is formed with a bottom... Agent:
20120200068 - Raised rails hitch: A hitch device for a trailer mount. The hitch device includes a mounting portion for being received within a receiver portion attached to a vehicle. The hitch device includes a tongue portion secured to the mounting portion. The tongue portion includes an upper face, a lower face and a through-hole... Agent: Winston Products LLC
20120200071 - Airbag arrangement: An airbag arrangement with an inflatable curtain airbag for a vehicle includes fixation elements to fix the inflatable curtain airbag to the interior side structure of the vehicle. The airbag further includes an inflatable area to cover parts of the interior side structure of the vehicle. A fender airbag is... Agent: Autoliv Development Ab
20120200069 - Curtain airbag apparatus: A curtain airbag apparatus is provided with a curtain airbag that is embedded, in a folded or rolled state, in an upper edge portion of at least one door opening and deploys into a form of a curtain, the curtain airbag having: a first deployment portion deploying downward by inflating... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120200070 - Passenger automobile without b-column: A passenger automobile without B-column is provided that has front side doors and rear side doors. Two front individual seats are arranged in the area of the front side doors and a rear seat arrangement is arranged in the area of the rear side doors. A column for accommodating three-point... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120200072 - Vehicle side airbag apparatus: A vehicle side airbag apparatus has an inflator that discharges gas when a lateral collision occurs, a side airbag that is formed by sewing a passenger-side base fabric to a vehicle body-side base fabric, that is folded when it is stored and is inflated when gas is supplied from the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120200073 - Apparatus, system, and method for controlling movement of a user on snow: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for controlling movement of a user on snow. The apparatus includes a support member comprising a shaft made from a rigid material, a snow interface, and an engagement member. The snow interface extends from a first end of the shaft and includes a... Agent: Haukeahoe Ventures, Inc. Dba Snowshifts08/02/2012 > 22 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. inventions list
20120193881 - Steering device for articulated vehicle: The invention relates to a steering device for mutually steering a first vehicle unit and a second vehicle unit of an articulated vehicle, which vehicle comprises a substantially vertical link shaft about which said vehicle units are pivotable, first and second steering elements arranged to mutually turn said vehicle units,... Agent: Bae Systems Hã Gglunds Aktiebolag
20120193882 - Device for adjusting camber and/or toe of the wheels of a wheel suspension: The invention relates to a device for adjusting the camber and/or toe of the wheels of a wheel suspension, particularly for motor vehicles, having a wheel carrier on which each wheel is rotatably supported and comprising a carrier part receiving the wheel and a guide part connected to the wheel... Agent: Audi Ag
20120193884 - Modifiable skateboard: This invention is directed to a system for providing a modifiable skateboard comprising: a deck; a plurality of mounting slots defined in the bottom of the deck for receiving attachments; a plurality of detent indentions defined in the mounting slots operatively associated with attachments thereby securing accessories to the underside... Agent:
20120193883 - Collapsible skateboard: A collapsible skateboard includes an upright handle having lower portion on which is fixedly mounted a bracket, a connector having a curved slot having a lower end formed with a horizontal recess, an upper end formed with a vertical recess, and a circular hole under the vertical recess, an adjust... Agent: Razor Usa, LLC
20120193885 - Stabilizer coupling: A stabilizer coupling for use in a roll stabilizer for a motor vehicle has at least one actuator, with the actuator being formed by an outer profile element and an inner profile element. An elastically deformable body is arranged between the outer profile element and the inner profile element. The... Agent: Benteler Automobiltechnik Gmbh
20120193886 - Wheel automatic adjustment mechanism and foldable motorized vehicle having same: An automatic wheel adjustment mechanism mounted between two front wheels and a front wheel stem of a foldable motorized vehicle, comprising: (a) a front wheel supporting shaft having a bearing housing positioned on the top center portion of the front wheel supporting shaft, a first connecting portion, and a second... Agent:
20120193887 - Adjustable spring assembly: A suspension device having a leaf spring and a piston-cylinder unit. The leaf spring has a first end that is movably attached to a frame and a second end pivotally attached to the piston-cylinder unit. In addition, the piston-cylinder unit is pivotally attached to the frame.... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20120193888 - Coaxial tube holder: A coaxial tube holder is provided, which essentially has a holder major body having an aperture for tightening and holding fork tube of bicycle. The holder major body has an abutment segment provided on the bottom side thereof, which is abutted against bearing seat body of head tube. An ornamental... Agent:
20120193889 - Method of operating a trailer braking system: A method of operating a braking system for a trailer (16) having at least one axle on which are mounted two ground-engaging wheels (26, 26′, 28, 28′), one of which is provided on a first side of the trailer (16) whilst the other is provided on a second side of... Agent:
20120193890 - Fifth wheel trailer hitch cover: A cover for a fifth wheel trailer hitch that includes a rigid body with a front planar section and a rear planar section. Formed on the front planar section is a downward extending lip that engages the front edge of the head assembly on the hitch. The cover includes a... Agent:
20120193891 - Foldable motorized vehicle with frame connecting and frame locking mechanisms: A foldable motorized vehicle includes a frame connecting mechanism and a frame locking mechanism. The frame connecting mechanism comprises: a pair of first slide rails, a pair of second slide rails, a pair of first connecting members, and a pair of second connecting members. The front end portions of the... Agent:
20120193892 - Child car seat carriers: Car seat carriers are disclosed. An example child car seat carrier includes a frame and a clamp to hold a child car seat to the frame. The clamp includes a ratcheting joint to prevent movement of the clamp toward a released position while enabling movement of the clamp toward a... Agent:
20120193893 - Stroller with a receiving frame and support straps for receiving car seats: A baby stroller for receiving car seats is disclosed. The stroller has a frame structure including two car seat receiving frames spaced apart in a longitudinal direction. The two frames are located at different heights, allowing the two car seats placed thereon to overlap each in the longitudinal direction. On... Agent: Baby Trend Inc.
20120193894 - Cart: The present invention includes a cart, for example, a shopping cart or utility cart or supermarket cart. The cart includes a basket mounted on top of a plurality of wheels; and a bridge element adapted to engage with an edge of a vehicular trunk, wherein the bridge element is movable... Agent:
20120193895 - Passenger airbag device: In one form, a passenger airbag device is provided including an airbag; a retainer having an opening on a passenger side; a bag ring provided to an inside of the retainer; and the gas generating device; wherein: the retainer further includes a base wall that forms a substantially rectangular outer... Agent:
20120193896 - Reduced volume air bag: An apparatus (10) for helping to protect an occupant (20) of a vehicle (12) includes an inflatable vehicle occupant protection device (14) having a deflated condition and an inflated condition. The protection device (14) includes a front portion (70) that has a panel (72) presented toward the occupant (20) when... Agent: Trw Vehicle Safety Systems Inc.
20120193897 - Anti-ejection inflatable vehicle occupant protection device: An apparatus (10) for helping to protect an occupant of a vehicle (12) that has a side structure (16) and a window opening (28) includes an inflatable vehicle occupant protection device (14) inflatable to a deployed condition in which the protection device is positioned between the side structure (16) and... Agent: Trw Vehicle Safety Systems Inc.
20120193898 - Ejection countermeasures for curtain air bags: A curtain air bag (100) for containing an occupant within a vehicle (300), configured to be attached to a corresponding portion of the vehicle (300) above a location of windows (304) in a side (302) of the vehicle (300). Each of the first and second sides (104, 106) are configured... Agent: Key Safety Systems, Inc.
20120193899 - Protective device for protecting an occupant of a vehicle, a seat, and an associated vehicle: A protective device (10) for protecting an occupant (7) of a vehicle (1), said protective device comprising an airbag (11) and inflation means (12) for inflating said airbag (11), the inflation means (12) being connected to the airbag (11) via a feed pipe (13) for feeding inflation fluid for the... Agent: Eurocopter
20120193900 - Airbag apparatus: An airbag is provided with a vent hole and a patch closing the vent hole. The airbag has a conically-shaped protrusion with the front narrowed when inflation is finished. The vent hole and patch are at the vehicle body side wall of the protrusion. The airbag has the reaction force-receiving... Agent: Toyoda Gosei., Ltd.
20120193901 - Steering device: A steering device contains a rolling bearing that axially supports a steering shaft to allow rotation, and whose upper column and lower column engage along the axis in a sliding motion in order to provide improved steering wheel operating stability during high-speed driving. The elastic force of an O-ring tightens... Agent: Nsk Ltd.
20120193902 - Impact absorbing steering apparatus: Members are located between a pair of left and right installation plate sections 17c, which are provided on a bracket 10c on the column side that is supported by a steering column 6c, and a portion that is fastened to the vehicle body, and connected and fastened to both of... Agent: Nsk Ltd.Previous industry: Chucks or sockets
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