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自転車リヤカー技術の変遷

アメリカの自転車リヤカー関連特許でみる技術の変遷

だから、アメリカの史観です。決して世界的な視点ではありませんことをご注意ください。

1887 |
1895 |
1900 | 1908 |
1942 | 1948 |
1964 | 1965 | 1969 |
これ以前は以下の特許で参照されている基本特許の一部代表的なもの
以降が子供載せ自転車リヤカーの具体的特許
1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 |
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 |
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 |
2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008

(申請年順)
US特許の期限は出願から20年/発行から17年の遅いほう
US特許の意匠(デザイン)[特許番号がDではじまっているもの]は14年

こちらは日本の特許庁が日本の自転車特許について分析したもの。日本的観点ですが歴史的にも拡がりも自転車技術に関心ある人なら必読(特許庁WebへPat_j_jitennsha
もっとも、日本自転車普及協会などは特許庁長官経験者の天下り指定席らしいので自転車と特許とは意外と密接な関係にあるようです

1887

Us_patent379670_collapsible_chair

Patent number: 379670
Filing date: Jul 21, 1887
Issue date: Mar 1888
Inventor: HERBERT L. WHITEHEAD

google patent

チャリオットが2004年の特許で参照した






1895

Us_patent559761

Patent number: 559761
Filing date: Aug 5, 1895
Issue date: May 1896
Inventor: JEAN TRANCLE-ARMAND

google patent






1900

補助輪取付具

Us_patent661145_attachment_for_bicy


ATTACHMENT FOR BICYCLES
OTTO HAUSMANN
Patent number: 661145
Filing date: Aug 6, 1900
Issue date: Nov 1900
Inventor: OTTO HAUSMANN

Kool-Stopのヒッチが参照





1908

Us_patent947945
連結棒の前方を自転車後輪に取り付け、連結棒の後方はリヤカーの中心部に取り付ける中央連結(センターヒッチ)
Patent number: 947945
Filing date: Dec 3, 1908
Issue date: Feb 1910
Inventor: GEORGE T. SAMPSON

google patent






1942

Us_patent2343019_tractor_trailer_co

TRACTOR-TRAILER COMBINATION
Frank Neal
Patent number: 2343019
Filing date: Sep 4, 1942
Issue date: Feb 1944
Inventor: Frank Neal

google patent






1948


Us_patent2517162_1Us_patent2517162_2Us_patent2517162_3

TRAILER-TYPE MOTOR ATTACHMENT FOR
Victor M. Arman

Patent number: 2517162
Filing date: Jun 4, 1948
Issue date: Aug 1950
Inventor: Victor M. Arman

google patent





1964

Us_patent32710481Us_patent32710482

サルキー(小型二輪牽引車)車両の自転車取り付け具:サルキーはバッグのセリーヌのロゴで有名
SULKY VEHICLE ATTACHMENT FOR BICYCLES
Beesley et al.
Patent number: 3271048
Filing date: Dec 21, 1964
Issue date: Sep 1966
Inventor: Beesley et al.


google patent





1965

Us_patent3347559

連結棒の前部を自転車後輪左側に取り付け、連結棒の後部をリヤカー左側にとりつける、現在、子供載せ自転車リヤカーで主流の連結方法の特許
TWO-WHEELED UTILITY TRAILERS FOR CYCLES Russell S. Robinson

Patent number: 3347559
Filing date: Feb 23, 1965
Issue date: Oct 1967
Inventor: Russell S. Robinson


google patent






1969


Us_patent3567249_one_wheeled_cycle_

ONE-WHEELED. CYCLE TRAILER AND HITCH THEREFOR
Russell S. Robinson

Patent number: 3567249
Filing date: Mar 18, 1969
Issue date: Mar 1971
Inventor: Russell S. Robinson

google patent






1971

キャノンデールの特許。子供載せ自転車リヤカーで商用で世界最初とキャノンデールが宣伝する。まずはデザイン(意匠)。

Us_patentd229125_cannondale_bugger1Us_patentd229125_cannondale_bugger2

BICYCLE TRAILER
Ronald N. Davis

Patent number: D229125
Filing date: Sep 28, 1971
Issue date: Nov 1973
Inventor: Ronald N. Davis
Assignee: Cannondale Corporation

google patent

キャノンデール

この時点ではまだ荷物用です。後に子供を載せるのを主要機能として販売されるようになりました(下部写真)。
Pete_bugger_big




1971


Us_patent3747955


TANDEM TRAILER FOR A BICYCLE
Alexander D. Macalpine
Patent number: 3747955
Filing date: Dec 23, 1971
Issue date: Jul 1973
Inventor: Alexander D. Macalpine






1973

こちらは機能


Us_patent3829125_cannondale_buggerUs_patent3829125_cannondale_bugger2



BICYCLE TRAILER  キャノンデール バガー
Ronald N. Davis

Abstract
Patent number: 3829125
Filing date: Jun 20, 1973
Issue date: Aug 1974
Inventor: Ronald N. Davis
Assignee: Cannondale Corporation

Pete_bugger_big





1976

Us_patent4077646


Bicycle trailer
William Andrew Watkins

Abstract
A bicycle trailer for towing behind a bicycle includes a box-like chassis having a forward end with a tow bar extending forward therefrom for connecting by a universal adjustable hitch means to the saddle post of a bicycle and includes a pair of independent torsion bars for suspending or supporting wheels independently to either side of the chassis with axles extending into and riding in the slot found on the side of the chassis.

Patent number: 4077646
Filing date: Oct 1, 1976
Issue date: Mar 7, 1978
Inventor: William Andrew Watkins

google patent






1980

Us_patent4306733_rapid_asm_bicycle_Us_patent4306733_2

『組立分解が簡単で小さくなって持ち運びが便利な自転車リヤカー』という発想の最初の特許

Rapid assembly bicycle buggy
Patent number: 4306733
Filing date: Jan 14, 1980
Issue date: Dec 22, 1981
Inventor: William E. Cox

google patent

自転車での輸送は長年人気があったが、近年はエネルギーコストの高騰と環境を汚染しないアウトドアレクリエーションへの関心の高さから再び脚光を浴びている。自転車での外出はグループで行われることも多く、特に家族一緒でということでは一人で自転車に乗れない子供がいる。また自転車を自分で漕がずに楽しみたいという人も多くいる。これらの理由のため、複数で自転車に乗るためのアクセサリーがたくさん開発されてきた。特に自転車用バギー(ベビーカー)は多数の種類が作られてきた。通常の自転車に取り付けて引っ張るもので、一人、二人、あるいはそれ以上の子供を乗せることができる。さまざまなこのようなバギー(ベビーカー)は5597619479452343019、2517162、327104840776463747955など。

しかし、これらの特許では自転車バギー(ベビーカー)は現時点の経験でコンパチブルではない。多くは自転車やバギー(ベビーカー)がそれ単独で使えない。汚染や自動車の通行などのために。公園や習慣的に使う自転車での外出で使いたいという多くの人からの要望があった。自転車用バギー(ベビーカー)を自動車でもよりの公園に運搬できること。一般にかさばるバギー(ベビーカー)はこのような運搬に適さなかった。
従来の自転車バギー(ベビーカー)はこの大きさのため使用しないときの収納が難しかった。自転車自身は細身のため収納は容易だが、バギー(ベビーカー)は一定の大きさがあり場所をとる上、貴重なスペースをつぶしてしまう。
このため、すばやく組立分解ができ収納に場所をとらない自転車バギー(ベビーカー)が望まれていた。分解時には、自転車のそばに省スペースで収納でき、自動車にも一人分ほどのスペースに積載できるもの。





1986

Us_patentd297525_babyjogger


Frame for a baby stroller
Philip A. Baechler

Abstract
Patent number: D297525
Filing date: Apr 14, 1986
Issue date: Sep 6, 1988
Inventor: Philip A. Baechler
Assignees: Racing Strollers, Inc.

google patent

Baby Joggerの会社レーシングストローラー社の創立者の最初の特許





1987

連結棒の前部取り付け部の首部分をばねをつかって柔軟に動くようにした特許。2008年現在でも、低価格品ではこの方式が主流。特許の保護期限が出願から20年/発行から17年の遅いほうとすると、2007年4月には特許切れで、もう自由に使えているのかな。

チェーンステイとシートステイの角に取り付ける型の連結器(ヒッチマウント)。首にはスプリング(ばね)を使ってばねの柔軟性を利用。

Us_patent4721320Bicycle trailer hitch Bruce W. Creps et al バーリー ヒッチ ばねを使った柔軟性

Abstract
A bicycle trailer hitch which attaches to the bicycle between the chain stay and the seat stay at the crotch formed at the convergence of the two stays, the method of attachment being by three attaching members affixed to and extending inward from a main hitch member to which the bicycle trailer is connected. The three attaching members include a cone-plate member, wherein the intersection of a cone and a plate form a notch which engages the crotch between the two stays; a fixed finger located beneath the chain stay, and a movable finger located above the seat stay. Movement of the movable finger towards the seat stay is accomplished a pivoting member and a threaded tightening member, each attached pivotally at one end to the main hitch member, wherein the non-attached, threaded end of the tightening member passes through an aperture in the pivoting member so that rotation of a threaded knob engaged to the tightening member past the pivoting member will cause the knob to press...

Patent number: 4721320
Filing date: Apr 27, 1987
Issue date: Jan 26, 1988
Inventors: Bruce W. Creps, Donald A. George, Peter B. Berry, John E. Siekert, Robert C. Nyquist, Jeffrey B. Nyquist
Assignees: Burley Design Cooperative, Inc.

google patent

Burley Design Cooperative, Inc. バーリー





1989


Us_patent4928985_bicycle_buggy_appa

Bicycle buggy apparatus
Patent number: 4928985
Filing date: Feb 16, 1989
Issue date: May 29, 1990
Inventor: Bobby R. Nowlin

google patent






1990
Us_patent5020813_cannondale_buggerBicycle drawn trailer Peter J. Gottschalk 

Patent number: 5020813
Filing date: Mar 13, 1990
Issue date: Jun 4, 1991
Inventor: Peter J. Gottschalk
google patent



キャノンデールのバガー4





1990

バーリーライト
折りたたみ式連結棒もこの特許です
側面折りたたみ型で、台湾中国に代表される現代のエントリーモデルもこのデザインを踏襲しています

Us_patent5020814_burley_lite_1Us_patent5020814_burley_lite_2

Collapsible bicycle trailer  Donald A. George et al 

Patent number: 5020814
Filing date: Jun 11, 1990
Issue date: Jun 4, 1991
Inventors: Donald A. George, Peter B. Berry, Bruce W. Creps, Geraldine C. Roles
Assignee: Burley Design Cooperative

google patent


バーリーライト

Burley Design Cooperative, Inc. バーリー


Burley1991patent2Burley1991patent3

United States Patent 5,020,814
George , et al. June 4, 1991
Collapsible bicycle trailer
バーリーデザイン

Abstract

A collapsible bicycle trailer includes a rigid chassis frame, hinged side rails, a side rail locking bar, a hinged tongue, and quick release wheels. The chassis frame has a generally rectangular-shaped outer frame member, and inner frame members spaced inwardly from and parallel to, the sides of the outer frame member, with wheels rotating between the outer and inner frame members. On each side of the chassis frame are positioned a pair of side rail hinge members to which are attached the lower ends of the side rails which rotate between an extended, vertical position and a folded horizontal position. The side rail hinge members also are designed to provide the connecting means between the outer and inner frame members. A side rail locking bar is pivotally attached to the top of one side rail and unfolds to securely connect to the top of the other side rail, forming a roll bar assembly. Extending forward from a front corner of the chassis frame is a tongue, having at its outer end a hitch for attaching the trailer to a bicycle. A pivot shaft is mounted between a side of the outer frame member and an inner frame member to pivotally support the inner end of the tongue, allowing the tongue to be folded 180-degrees to a position beneath and adjacent to the chassis frame. A U-shaped tongue clip, with securing pin penetrating its downwardly extending legs, is installed on the outer frame member to grasp and secure the trailer tongue in an open, extended position.
Inventors: George; Donald A. (Eugene, OR), Berry; Peter B. (Eugene, OR), Creps; Bruce W. (Eugene, OR), Roles; Geraldine C. (Eugene, OR)
Assignee: Burley Design Cooperative (Eugene, OR)
Appl. No.: 07/535,705
Filed: June 11, 1990




1990


Us_patent5076599_1Us_patent5076599_2Us_patent5076599_3

Convertible stroller and trailer combination
Dennis Lockett et al

Abstract
A convertible combined stroller and trailer which can be changed from a stroller mode to a trailer mode and vice versa. When the vehicle is in either the stroller mode or trailer mode it includes a flexible seat for one or more passenger. When used in a stroller mode, rear wheels are attached to the opposite sides of the rear of the frame at a position called "Position S" and front wheels are attached to the opposite sides of the front of the frame. At this position the load on the frame is distributed evenly on the rear wheels and on the front wheel. When the vehicle is in a trailer mode the front wheels are removed, the rear wheels are moved from the "Position S" to a position forward and upward on the sides of the frame called "Position T", and one end of a tow bar is attached to the front of the vehicle frame. Another end of the tow bar is attached to the rear of a towing vehicle, such as a bicycle frame. In the trailer mode the load on the frame is evenly distributed on...

Patent number: 5076599
Filing date: Sep 28, 1990
Issue date: Dec 31, 1991
Inventors: Dennis Lockett, James T. Hruby, John G. Roth
Assignees: HLR, Inc.

google patent




1990

Us_patent5067738_child_powered_bicy

Child powered bicycle trailer
Richard J. O'Connor

Abstract
A single wheeled trailer for carrying an occupant is provided. The frame of the trailer is comprised of tow bar members of rectangular cross section and two non-symmetrical rear fork members which retain the single wheel. A hitch connected to a driving bicycle tows the trailer. A pedal assembly coupled to the frame enables the occupant to power the trailer wheel. The occupant of the trailer is forward facing and may help power the bicycle or be towed by the prime mover. The frame design allows ease of mounting and dismounting of the child.

Patent number: 5067738
Filing date: Oct 22, 1990
Issue date: Nov 26, 1991
Inventor: Richard J. O'Connor

google patent





1990


Us_patent5074575_ampafrance

Folding child's push chair
Jean Bigo

Abstract
Folding child's push chair which includes two lateral chassis units interconnected by at least one transverse bracing member and which can be deformed for the folding-up and unfolding of the push chair, each lateral chassis unit including a push bar integral with a handlebar, a front underframe and a rear underframe, the push bar being able to slide parallel to the front underframe via a sliding piece integral with the upper end of the front underframe, wherein two sleeves, each traversed freely by the push bar and the front underframe, are each integral with a support piece extending downwards and having a bearing for a hinge pin of the rear underframe, the rear underframe having an extension beyond the hinge pin, and wherein a connecting rod is articulated between the end of the extension of the rear underframe and a point next to the lower end of the push bar.

Patent number: 5074575
Filing date: Jun 4, 1990
Issue date: Dec 24, 1991
Inventor: Jean Bigo
Assignee: Ampafrance S.A.

google patent

フランスの会社ですが、2003年からカナダのドレル傘下・・・というと誤解を招くかも。。。ドレルが買収して、会社は統合、ブランドだけが残って使われているというほうが正しいと思います。



1991

Us_patent5301963_motiv_1Us_patent5301963_motiv_2Us_patent5301963_motiv_3

Convertible stroller
Chen-Yuan Chen

Abstract
A convertible child carriage includes a base frame assembly having a pair of wheels rotatably attached to a base frame and means for supporting the child in the carriage. A front wheel assembly and a tow bar assembly are alternatively attachable to a coupling which provides for the pivotal rotation of the front wheel assembly into a collapsed configuration with the base assembly.

Patent number: 5301963
Filing date: Jun 12, 1991
Issue date: Apr 12, 1994
Inventor: Chen-Yuan Chen
Assignee: Motiv Sports Inc.


google patent

Motiv Sports





1991

チャリオット

Us_patent5176395_alberta_chariotUs_patent5176395_alberta_chariot2Us_patent5176395_alberta_chariot3Us_patent5176395_alberta_chariot4Us_patent5176395_alberta_chariot5Us_patent5176395_alberta_chariot6Us_patent5176395_alberta_chariot7

ジョッギング用と自転車リヤカーとして変換して使える子供載せ車両
Wheeled vehicle for carriage of children convertible between jogging and bicycle trailer configration
Timothy Garforth-Bles

Abstract
A multi-purpose sports vehicle for the carriage of children which can readily be converted between a wheeled stroller which is pushed by a person jogging or running to a wheeled trailer for convenient towing behind a bicycle or the like. In a third configuration, the wheels are removed and the vehicle can be used as a sled, or "pulk", to be pulled by a dog or a skier. The ready conversion between uses is particularly convenient and economic to the year round sports person.

Patent number: 5176395
Filing date: Oct 22, 1991
Issue date: Jan 5, 1993
Inventor: Timothy Garforth-Bles

google patent

Chariot チャリオット(英)/シャリオ(仏) - Chariot Carriers チャリオットキャリアズ 情報
まだチャリオットキャリアズ創業前ですが、この方はカナダのカルガリーの人です






1992

Us_patent5224720_stroller1Us_patent5224720_stroller2Us_patent5224720_stroller3Us_patent5224720_stroller4Us_patent52247205

Stroller for a baby
Natural Chaw et al

Abstract
A multi-purposed stroller includes a chair having a cover for shielding the same from sunshine and rain. The chair has a first and second recess respectively extending from a bottom and a front of the chair. A frame fixedly attached to the chair adjacent to its bottom has two ends carrying detachably a pair of rear wheels. The chair also has a pair of first toothed wheels respectively fixed on both sides of the chair adjacent to its top portion and a foot rest extending from the front and having a third recess therethrough and in communication with the second recess. A forked frame that includes two arms carrying a second wheel therebetween is inserted detachably into the second and third recesses. An inverted U-shaped frame is disposed on both sides of the chair that includes two arms, each with a second toothed wheel adapted to be meshed with the first toothed wheel such that the position of the inverted U-shaped frame can be altered relative to the back portion of the chair.

Patent number: 5224720
Filing date: Apr 21, 1992
Issue date: Jul 6, 1993
Inventors: Natural Chaw, Herng-Der Hwang

google patent




1992


Us_patent52677441Us_patent52677442

バーリーライトをベビーカーにするときの前輪の取り付け方
Stroller wheel assembly for bicycle trailer Peter B. Berry et al

Abstract
A stroller wheel assembly is mounted on a bicycle trailer tongue to permit operation as either a trailer or a separate three-wheel stroller. A clamping member, attached to the tongue of the trailer, includes a boss which extends transversely outward. A mating socket is provided on a pivot member, the pivot member being attached to a fork which rotationally supports a wheel. The preferred shape of the boss and mating socket is an equilateral triangle. The triangular socket of the pivot member engages the triangular boss of the clamping member in two positions, one with the wheel in the down position for stroller use and the other with the wheel in a rearward position for bicycle trailer use. Centrally fixed to and extending outwardly from the triangular boss is a threaded member which acts as an axis for rotation of the pivot member between the two positions. A spring encloses the threaded member between the boss and the socket, thus biasing the boss out of the socket to facilitate...

Patent number: 5267744
Filing date: May 14, 1992
Issue date: Dec 7, 1993
Inventors: Peter B. Berry, Bruce W. Creps, Donald A. George, Edward F. Russell
Assignee: Burley Design Cooperative

google patent

ヒッチバー先端にベビーカー車輪をつける設計の特許で、車輪は連結器と一体で、つけたまま折りたたんで自転車に連結してリヤカー(トレーラー)として使用できるデザイン


バーリーライト





1992

プラスチックキャビン =>ロカリに似ているデザイン特許 でもロカリは他に自社名で1つとっているこをからみるとロカリじゃなさそう。

Us_patentd340429_designUs_patentd340429_design2
Us_patentd340429_design3Us_patentd340429_design4

Bicycle trailer  Gilbert Smith 

Patent number: D340429
Filing date: May 22, 1992
Issue date: Oct 19, 1993
Inventor: Gilbert Smith
Assignee: Kid Around Kinetica Inc.

Bicycle trailer
Gilbert Smith
Patent number: D340429
Filing date: May 22, 1992
Issue date: Oct 19, 1993
Inventor: Gilbert Smith
Assignee: Kid Around Kinetica Inc.

そりもつくデザイン

google patent


同じものの機能特許

Bicycle trailer
Gilbert Smith

Abstract
A trailer for towing behind a bicycle and having a trailer body with a floor, side walls, front and rear walls, and an open top, a removable top cover for covering the open top, a pair of seats located in the body, side by side with one another, a rigid chassis supporting the body, to which the tow bar and wheels are mounted, a tow bar extending forwardly of the front wall moveably attached to the chassis for connection to a bicycle, a pair of road wheels releasably attached to the chassis, and attachments for securing the body to an automobile roof to adapt the body for use as an automobile luggage carrier.

Patent number: 5308096
Filing date: Jul 9, 1993
Issue date: May 3, 1994
Inventor: Gilbert Smith
Assignee: Kid Around Kinetica Inc.





1992


Us_patent5269548_exercise_trailer

Exercise trailer
Theresa J. Milligan

Abstract
An exercise trailer for a handicapped person comprising a two-wheel bicycle trailer for towing behind a bicycle with one of the bicycle wheels driving a crank with pedals and stirrups to which the user's feet are attached. The rotation of the bicycle drive wheel as the two-wheel bicycle trailer is towed behind a bicycle rotates the crank to thereby forcibly exercises the person's legs while he or she is riding in the bicycle trailer.

Patent number: 5269548
Filing date: Jul 20, 1992
Issue date: Dec 14, 1993
Inventor: Theresa J. Milligan

google patent




1992

キャノンデール ヒッチ
Hitch for attaching a trailer to a bicycle - Mario M. Galasso et al

Us_patent5242178_cannondale_hitch
Abstract A hitch for attaching a trailer to a bicycle comprises a mounting bracket adapted to be releasably attached to a chain stay of the bicycle frame and a resiliently flexible coupling member of an elastomeric material attached to the mounting bracket and adapted to be attached to a boom tube that is in turn attached to the trailer. The coupling member provides universal articulation between the mounting bracket and the boom tube. The mounting bracket includes a bracket body member having a chain stay-engaging portion and a coupling attachment portion extending from the chain stay-engaging portion, the coupling being attached to the attachment portion of the bracket body, a bracket claw member having a chain stay-engaging portion, the claw member being pivotally coupled adjacent one end of the chain stay-engaging portion thereof to the body member, and a releasable/adjustable fastener coupled between the chain stay-engaging portion of the bracket body member and the other end of...

Patent number: 5242178
Filing date: Aug 18, 1992
Issue date: Sep 7, 1993
Inventors: Mario M. Galasso, Christopher D. Hageman, Timothy J. Fenton
Assignee: Cannondale Corporation

google patent

キャノンデールストウアウェイで使われています。





1992

Us_patent5259634_huffyUs_patent5259634_2Us_patent5259634_3

ハフィーの特許
Convertible infant stroller and trailer
John M. Berner et al

Abstract
A foldable infant trailer is convertible into an infant trailer towable behind a cycle. The convertible stroller and trailer includes a tubular frame having a lower frame portion and an upper frame portion. The upper frame portion supports a flexible infant holder or seat. The upper frame portion is also foldable down upon the lower frame portion. With the front wheel removed, the stroller becomes a trailer when connected to a cycle by a trailer-cycle hitch assembly. The assembly includes a fork plate, yoke portion and bicycle hitch end which safely and securely interconnects the trailer to the bicycle frame.

Patent number: 5259634
Filing date: Dec 18, 1992
Issue date: Nov 9, 1993
Inventors: John M. Berner, Allan J. Alden
Assignees: TRI Industries, Inc.

google patent

Huffy ハフィー






1993

Us_patent5344171_alberta_chariotUs_patent5344171_alberta_chariot_joUs_patent5344171_alberta_chariot__2Us_patent5344171_alberta_chariot_slUs_patent5344171_alberta_chariot__3

Wheeled vehicle for carriage of children convertible between jogging and ...
Timothy Garforth-Bles

Abstract
A multi-purpose sports vehicle for the carriage of children which can readily be converted between a three wheeled stroller which is pushed by a person jogging or running to a two wheeled trailer for convenient towing behind a bicycle or the like. The wheels and seat are mounted on a light weight tubular frame. In a third configuration the wheels are removed and the vehicle can be used as a sled, or "pulk", to be pulled by a dog or a skier.

Patent number: 5344171
Filing date: Jan 4, 1993
Issue date: Sep 6, 1994
Inventor: Timothy Garforth-Bles

子供を運ぶための多目的スポーツ車 、(ジョギングやランニングして人が押す)三輪ベビーカー、(自転車の後ろに連結して使う)二輪トレーラー。車輪とシートは軽量チューブフレームに装着される。第三の構成として車輪をはずし、人または犬が牽くソリ(パルク)として使える。

google patent

Chariot チャリオット(英)/シャリオ(仏) - Chariot Carriers チャリオットキャリアズ 情報





1993

Us_patent5265891_joggerUs_patent52658912

Jogger's baby carriage apparatus
Stuart L. Diehl

Abstract
A frame assembly removably mounts a coach member thereon, wherein the frame member assembly includes spring members to cushion the coach member mounting to the frame assembly, with the frame assembly further including first and second harness tubes to accommodate pivoting of a torso harness worn by an individual transporting the carriage structure.

Patent number: 5265891
Filing date: Jan 26, 1993
Issue date: Nov 30, 1993
Inventor: Stuart L. Diehl

google patent




1993

キャノンデール ストウアウェイ (Cannondale Stowaway) デザイン特許


Trailer for towing behind a bicycle  Timothy J. Fenton et al 

Patent number: D351575
Filing date: Jul 21, 1993
Issue date: Oct 18, 1994
Inventors: Timothy J. Fenton, Christopher D. Hageman
Assignee: Cannondale Corporation

google patent




1993

Folding trailer Daniel W. Britton  チャリオットの折りたたみ方(634182 Alberta Ltdの最初の特許)

Us_patent5474316_chariot_frame_foldUs_patent5474316_2

Patent number: 5474316
Filing date: Aug 18, 1993
Issue date: Dec 12, 1995
Inventor: Daniel W. Britton
Assignee: 634182 Alberta Ltd.

Abstract
A trailer, as for example for towing behind a bicycle, has an upper frame member, a lower frame member and a pair of folding frame units. The trailer may be folded into compact position by collapsing the folding frame units allowing the rotation of the upper frame member toward the lower frame member. The trailer is easy to manufacture and offers a simplified folding procedure over previously known trailers. The trailer may be modified for use as a stroller.

google patent

Chariot チャリオット(英)/シャリオ(仏) - Chariot Carriers チャリオットキャリアズ 情報
発明者に登録されているDaniel William BrittonはChariot Carriers 創業時からの社長兼CEOです
Assignee権利者はChariot Carriers Inc.ではなく、634182 Alberta Ltd.です
634182 Alberta Ltd. 情報


CIPO - Patent - 2109455 チャリオットの折りたたみ方
http://patents.ic.gc.ca/cipo/cpd/en/patent/2109455/summary.html
(72) Inventors: (Country) BRITTON, DANIEL W. (Canada)
(73) Owners: (Country) 634182 ALBERTA LTD. (Canada)
(71) Applicants: (Country) BRITTON, DANIEL W. (Canada)
(74) Agent: BENNETT JONES LLP
(45) Issued: 1996-07-23
(22) Filed: 1993-10-28
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 1993-11-28
Examination requested: 1994-07-01



1993

トリインダストリー ハフィー エアロクルーザー

Us_patentd356761_huffyUs_patent5599033_huffy

Convertible trailer and jogging stroller for two children
Brian D. Kolbus et al
Abstract
A convertible bicycle trailer and jogging stroller for two children comprises a frame with a rear axle end for supporting two large diameter wheels and a front fork end removably supporting alternatively a front wheel for use in the stroller mode and a trailer cycle hitch assembly attachable to the frame portion of a cycle for use in the trailer mode. The frame has a rigid plastic molded shell which is conformed into a side-by-side two child holder seat portion with side, rear and front portions for substantially enclosing two children and being fastened to the frame. The side portions are configured as side fenders for covering upper portion of the two large wheels. A removable handle is attachable to the rear portion of the sise fenders for use in the stroller mode. The trailer and stroller combination further includes a roll bar and a protective canopy to add further protection of the children. The roll bar has downwardly extending legs with rearwardly extending portions...

Patent number: 5599033
Filing date: Aug 30, 1993
Issue date: Feb 4, 1997
Inventors: Brian D. Kolbus, Richard H. Jacobs
Assignees: TRI Industries, Inc.

google patent

Combination stroller and trailer for infants and children
Richard H. Jacobs et al トリインダストリー ハフィー デザイン特許
Patent number: D356761
Filing date: Aug 30, 1993
Issue date: Mar 28, 1995
Inventors: Richard H. Jacobs, Brian D. Kolbus
Assignees: TRI Industries, Inc.

google patent



1993

Us_patent5421597_triindustries

Convertible infant stroller and trailer with quick release hitch
John M. Berner

Abstract
An infant stroller convertible to an infant trailer towable behind a cycle includes a tubular frame having a lower frame portion and an upper frame portion. The upper frame portion supports a flexible infant holder or seat. With the front wheel removed, the stroller becomes a trailer when connected to a cycle by a quick release trailer-cycle hitch assembly. The assembly includes a fork plate, yoke portion and bicycle hitch end which safely and securely interconnects the trailer to the bicycle frame.

Patent number: 5421597
Filing date: Nov 16, 1993
Issue date: Jun 6, 1995
Inventor: John M. Berner
Assignees: TRI Industries, Inc.

google patent

Huffy ハフィー




1993

アダムズ トレール ア バイクの特許

Us_patent5470088_trailerbike

Bicycle trailer hitch assembly and bicycle trailer incorporating same
Delbert J. Adams

Abstract
A bicycle trailer comprises a frame having at its one end a hitch assembly for connecting the bicycle trailer to a towing bicycle and at its other end a ground-engagable wheel. The hitch assembly comprises a clamp part for clamping non-rotatably to a seat supporting part, for example the seat post, of the towing bicycle, a universal joint portion fixedly attached to the trailer frame and a releasable fastening attaching the clamp part to the universal joint portion. The universal joint portion permits pivoting of the trailer, in use, about generally vertical and horizontal axes which are spaced apart, preferably with the second pivot axis between the first pivot axis and the trailer frame. The clamp part may comprise a generally U-shaped member having a cylindrical bight portion and a bolt member extending through aligned holes in end portions of the U-shaped member to urge them together and clamp the seat supporting part. The holes may provide clearance for the bolt member...

Patent number: 5470088
Filing date: Dec 7, 1993
Issue date: Nov 28, 1995
Inventor: Delbert J. Adams

google patent

デザイン特許の方
Bicycle trailer
Delbert J. Adams
Patent number: D379782
Filing date: Dec 21, 1993
Issue date: Jun 10, 1997
Inventor: Delbert J. Adams

google patent

アダムズ トレール ア バイク (Adams Trail-a-bike)情報



1994


Us_patent5454577_wikeWike_original
1993年から作られた
Wikeの最初のもの

Bicycle trailer Robert Bell ロバートさんはWke社長
幌馬車型で前後のフレームが折りたたみとなるタイプ
 デザイン特許が先にだされて・・・
Patent number: D376773
Filing date: Aug 29, 1994
Issue date: Dec 24, 1996
Inventor: Robert Bell

google patent

こちらは通常の特許申請
Bicycle trailer
Robert Bell
A convertible trailer for towing behind a bicycle, the trailer being convertible between a trailer and a stroller. The trailer possesses a chassis frame, comprising a generally rectangular outer frame member having a front frame member, a rear frame member, and two side frame members. A tow bar is pivotally mounted to the trailer, pivotal between a towing position extending forwardly of the chassis frame, and a stroller position extending upwardly of the chassis frame. Releasible securement means is further provided for securing the tow bar in the towing position and in the stroller position. A second pair of wheels are pivotably mounted on the chassis frame. Each are pivotable between a retracted position when the tow bar is in the towing position, and an extended position forward of the first pair of wheels for travel on the ground when the tow bar is in the stroller position.
Patent number: 5454577

Filing date: Oct 14, 1994
Issue date: Oct 3, 1995
Inventor: Robert Bell
google patent

Wike ワイク情報


この特許ではOther Referencesとして以下を挙げています
* Advertisement by Kiddie Kart Bicycle Trailers, Inc. for a "new Folding Kiddie Kruiser" (undated).
* Advertisement by Chariot Carriers Inc. for a "Cabriolet" bicycle trailer (undated).
* Advertisement by Blue Sky Cycle Carts for a Blue Sky Cycle Cart (undated).
* Brochure of Tri Industries, Inc. for an Aerocruiser bike trailer and stroller and Huffy Town-n-Stroll (undated).
* Advertisement for Burley-Roo bicycle trailer (undated).
* Advertisement of Outillage de Precision Drummond Inc. for the Orby bicycle trailer (undated).
* Advertisement of Kiddie Kart International for Kiddie Kart bicycle trailer (undated).
* Advertisement of S. Winchester's Originals, Inc. for The Runner Kit (undated).
* Copy of advertisement of Winchester bicycle trailer (undated).
これらは1994年10月以前に販売されていたということです。



1994


Us_patent5516131_bob_qrskewer

Quick-release skewer with trailer attachment points
Philip J. Novotny
Abstract
A quick-release skewer that secures the frame of a bicycle to the hub of the rear wheel in the usual manner and that includes provision for pivotally attaching the frame of a trailer to the rear axle of the bicycle. Both the nut and the cam housing of the quick-release skewer include integral posts that extend axially outward from the center of the rear wheel of the bicycle. A sleeve is mounted for rotation on each of the posts, and a trailer fork member is retained on each of the sleeves. In a preferred embodiment the sleeves are bobbin-shaped and low-friction bushings are interposed between the sleeves and the posts.

Patent number: 5516131
Filing date: Sep 9, 1994
Issue date: May 14, 1996
Inventor: Philip J. Novotny
Assignees: B.O.B. Trailers, Inc.

google patent

B.O.B. Trailers, Inc.





1995

クールストップの折りたたみ方法
の名前は記録されていないけどKool-Stop Papoose Caboose Trailer

Us_patent5785333_koolstop_liltroope

Collapsible bicycle trailer for a toddler Paul Hinkston et al 

Abstract
A lightweight two-wheeled trailer with demountable bicycle type wheels, a removable flexible cloth-like seat, removable upper and lower flexible (and at least partially light-transmitting) weather covering, a removable tow arm and a collapsible frame assembly. The frame assembly includes a structural tubular frame supporting removable wheels with the axles canted so that the wheels are downwardly divergent relative to the ground. The frame assembly includes generally U-shaped support with first and second upright articulated rear tube assemblies coupled intermediate the support and the frame, the tubular members of the frame assembly being configured and dimensioned to define a seating area for one or more infants or toddlers. A depending generally U-shaped tubular ground brace is affixed to the front bar of the support frame, to serve both as ground support (when needed), as well as to define a foot well area for the occupants. The tow bar member...
Patent number: 5785333
Filing date: Jan 27, 1995
Issue date: Jul 28, 1998
Inventors: Paul Hinkston, Richard C. Everett

google patent

Kool-Stop情報




1995

2174365_20050404_representativedrawUs_patent5577746_chariot Us_patent5577746_chariot2 Us_patent5577746_chariot3 Us_patent5577746_chariot4 Us_patent5577746_chariot5 Us_patent5577746_chariot6 Us_patent5577746_chariot7

Folding transport vehicle Daniel W. Britton チャリオットの折りたたみ方法
Abstract
A transport vehicle has an upper frame, a chassis and a pair of folding frame units. The vehicle may be folded into compact position by collapsing the folding frame units allowing the rotation of the upper frame toward the chassis. The vehicle is easy to manufacture and offers a simplified folding procedure over previously known vehicles. The vehicle may used as a trailer, a stroller or a sled and may be convertible therebetween.

Patent number: 5577746
Filing date: May 9, 1995
Issue date: Nov 26, 1996
Inventor: Daniel W. Britton
Assignee: 634182 Alberta Ltd.

google patent


Chariot チャリオット(英)/シャリオ(仏) - Chariot Carriers チャリオットキャリアズ 情報
発明者に登録されているDaniel William BrittonはChariot Carriers 創業時からの社長兼CEOです
Assignee権利者はChariot Carriers Inc.ではなく、634182 Alberta Ltd.です
634182 Alberta Ltd. 情報

1. 折りたたみ輸送車両とは
積載部の下部に下部骨組(シャーシ)があり、第一端を持つ
上部骨組(より長い構造体(メンバー)少なくとも一本からなり積載部の上端を規定する)は、骨組の第一端近くに回転できるよう接続する。
a lower chassis defining substantially a lower limit of a cargo compartment and having a first end;
an upper frame, formed of at least one elongate member and defining substantially an upper limit of the cargo compartment, the upper frame being pivotally connected to the chassis adjacent the first end;
折りたたみ骨組体が少なくとも一つあり、この折りたたみ骨組体はおのおの第一端とその対端を持つ。その第一端は骨組に回転できるように接続する。折りたたみ骨組体のおのおのの対端は上部骨組に回転できるように接続する。
at least one folding frame unit, each folding frame unit having a first end and an opposite end, the first end of each folding frame unit being pivotally connected to the chassis and the opposite end of each folding frame unit being pivotally connected to the upper frame,
折りたたみ骨組体は回転軸をもち展開位置から収納位置へ折りたたみする。上部骨組がシャーシ骨組のほうへ回転しながら折りたたみすることによって。これにより車両は小さく収納状態となる。
each folding frame unit having a pivot point such that the folding frame unit is foldable from an extended position to a collapsed position allowing the upper frame to rotate towards the chassis and thereby fold the vehicle into a compact position; and,
a displacement means.

2. 1項の折りたたみ車両には、(下部骨組構造体から前方に伸びる)連結棒があり、牽引車両に取り付けられる。
The folding vehicle of claim 1 further comprising a hitch arm extending forwardly from the lower frame member for placing the vehicle in tow.

3. 2項の折りたたみ車両の移動手段は車輪
The folding vehicle of claim 2 wherein the displacement means are wheels.

4. 2項の折りたたみ車両の移動手段はスキー
The folding vehicle of claim 2 wherein the displacement means are skiis.

5. 1項の折りたたみ車両の移動手段は少なくとも3輪
The folding vehicle of claim 1 wherein the displacement means are at least three wheels.

6. 1項の折りたたみ車両はベビーカー(最低3輪)、リヤカー(連結棒、最低2輪)、ソリ(スキーと連結棒)に変換できる。
The folding vehicle of claim 1 wherein the vehicle is convertible between a stroller, having at least three wheels, a trailer, having a hitch arm and at least two wheels and a sled, having skis and a hitch.

7. 1項の折りたたみ車両は骨組(シャーシ)は風呂状の成型プラスチック。
The folding vehicle of claim 1 wherein the chassis is formed as a molded plastic shell.

8. 折りたたみリヤカーを自転車で牽引するには:
A folding trailer adapted for towing by a bicycle comprising:

下部骨組は
a lower chassis defining substantially a lower limit of a cargo compartment and having a first end;
an upper frame, formed of at least one elongate member and defining substantially an upper limit of the cargo compartment, the upper frame being pivotally connected to the chassis adjacent the first end;
at least one folding frame unit, each folding frame unit having a first end and an opposite end, the first end of each folding frame unit being pivotally connected to the chassis and the opposite end of each folding frame unit being pivotally connected to the upper frame,
each folding frame unit having a pivot point such that the folding frame unit is foldable from an extended position to a collapsed position allowing the upper frame to rotate towards the chassis and thereby fold the trailer into a compact position;
a hitch arm and a hitch member for attachment to the bicycle extending forwardly of the chassis; and,
a plurality of wheels.

9. 7項の折りたたみリヤカーの骨組(シャーシ)は風呂状の成型プラスチック。
The folding trailer of claim 7 wherein the chassis is formed as a molded plastic shell.

10. 7項の折りたたみリヤカーのリヤカー部は、対の「折りたたみ骨組構造体」(ちゃま:側面フレーム)とこの「折りたたみ骨組構造体同士」をつなげる「渡し棒(クロスバー)」からなる。
The folding trailer of claim 7 wherein the trailer comprises a pair of folding frame units and a cross bar extending between the folding frame units; and,

the upper member being formed as a pair of elongate members, each member being pivotally connected to the chassis adjacent its first end and pivotally connected to one of the folding frame units adjacent its opposite end.


下は上記特許と同じもののカナダ特許

(54) FOLDING TRANSPORT VEHICLE ---- 634182 ALBERTA LTD チャリオット
CIPO - Patent - 2174365
http://patents.ic.gc.ca/cipo/cpd/en/patent/2174365/summary.html
(72) Inventors: (Country) BRITTON, DANIEL W. (Canada)
(73) Owners: (Country) 634182 ALBERTA LTD. (Canada)
(71) Applicants: (Country) 634182 ALBERTA LTD. (Canada)
(74) Agent: CALDWELL, ROSEANN B.
(45) Issued: 2005-04-05
(22) Filed: 1996-04-17
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 1996-11-10
Examination requested: 2001-03-28





1995

Us_patent56879801Us_patent56879802

Foldable bicycle trailer Lee Eckroth
Abstract
An improved foldable bicycle trailer including a foldable frame. A pair of wheels are permanently mounted in a rotatable manner to the foldable frame. The foldable frame with the wheels can fold up for storage.

Patent number: 5687980
Filing date: Jul 27, 1995
Issue date: Nov 18, 1997
Inventor: Lee Eckroth 8721 Lianna Ct., Stockton, California 95209

google patent


Lee Eckrothという名前の人が2001年BikeE社長、Lee Eckroth, the product marketing manager at BikeE. となっていますが、同一人物でしょうか。

Yakima Tot Rod Bike Trailerに似ているのですが・・・ちょっと違います(一番下の写真画像はYakimaです。比べてください)




1995

Us_patentd384010_vantly
Bicycle trailer Ping-Jan Chiu

Patent number: D384010
Filing date: Sep 7, 1995
Issue date: Sep 23, 1997
Inventor: Ping-Jan Chiu

google patent

Vantly バントリー





1995

Us_patent5695208babyjogger BabyjoggerBabbyjogger2

Baby stroller conversion assembly
Philip A. Baechler et al

Patent number: 5695208
Filing date: Sep 19, 1995
Issue date: Dec 9, 1997
Inventors: Philip A. Baechler, Joseph P. Delorme, Michael F. Arnold
Assignees: Racing Strollers, Inc.

google patent

Baby Joggerの会社レーシングストローラー社の創立者の特許




1995

Us_patent5669618_vantlyUs_patent5669618_vantly_2jpg Us_patent5669618_vantly_3jpg

Bicycle trailer - Ping-Jan Chiu -Vantly バントリーかな 根元が折りたたみ式でリヤカー下部に格納する形の、現在普及している連結棒の特許です。

No. 1146, Chung-Shan Rd., Ta-Chia Chen, Taichung Hsien, Taiwan
(Fran Wheel Enterprise Co., Ltd. はHand office:No. 41 Youth Road, Youth Industrial Park Tachia, Taichung County,Taiwan-R.O.C. )

Abstract
A bicycle trailer includes a carrier frame, two wheels provided on two sides of the carrier frame, and a connecting device which is adapted to couple with a frame body of the bicycle. The carrier frame has two pairs of vertical stubs extending upward therefrom in such a manner that one pair of stubs are respectively located on two sides of the front end portion while the other pair of stubs are respectively located on two sides of the rear end portion, and a seat secured to a lower surface of the front end portion of the carrier frame. The connecting device includes a connecting rod pivoted to the seat and rotatable about a horizontal axis, and a coupler unit attached on a front end section of the connecting rod. The coupler unit includes a vertical inner plate adapted to be disposed on one side of the frame body and abutting against a seat stay and a chain stay of the frame body, and a vertical outer plate disposed on the other side of...

Patent number: 5669618
Filing date: Oct 25, 1995
Issue date: Sep 23, 1997
Inventor: Ping-Jan Chiu

google patent

Vantly バントリー






1996

Us_patent5743552_babyjogger

Baby stroller
Philip A. Baechler et al

Abstract
A foldable all-terrain baby stroller with an economical construction. The stroller has a tubular rear axle having left and right wheels mounted thereto and left and right laterally spaced-apart base frame members. The base frame members have flat forward end portions with a notch therein to receive the axle of a front wheel and flat rearward end portions with a hole therein sized to rotatably receive the rear axle. A spacer tube is coaxially mounted on the rear axle between the rearward portions of the base frame members to prevent inward movement thereof. Left and right upright frame members each have a lower end welded directly to the rear axle laterally outward of the rearward end portions of the corresponding left and right base frame members to prevent laterally outward movement thereof on the rear axle. Left and right inclined upper frame members are pivotally attached to the upper end portions of the corresponding upright frame members and...

Patent number: 5743552
Filing date: Jan 5, 1996
Issue date: Apr 28, 1998
Inventors: Philip A. Baechler, Michael F. Arnold, Joseph P. Delorme
Assignees: Racing Strollers, Inc.

google patent

Baby Joggerの会社レーシングストローラー社の創立者の特許




1996


Us_patentd379333_1Us_patentd379333_2Us_patentd379333_3Us_patentd379333_4Us_patentd379333_5Us_patentd379333_6Us_patentd379333_7


Foldable convertible trailer and jogging stroller for two children
Richard H. Jacobs

Patent number: D379333
Filing date: Jan 17, 1996
Issue date: May 20, 1997
Inventor: Richard H. Jacobs
Assignees: TRI Industries, Inc.

google patent

Huffy ハフィー

トリインダストリーのデザイン特許です。けれど、下のインステップがまったく同じデザインの申請ながら、機能的な申請をしています。こちらは1996年1月であちらは1996年4月の申請です。トリインダストリーがインステップに特許を売却したのかなとも思ったのですがこちらは1997年5月に特許取得、あちらのインステップはその間に申請をして、2000年までかかって取得しています。

すると「DuoSportはインステップのものとハフィーのものがそれぞれ販売されています」というユーザーコメントを見つけました。

とすると、他の例をみても、デザイン特許の方が準備に時間がかからないので先に申請されているようですから、それほど時間的な差がなく申請されているこの特許2つはハフィー(トリインダストリー)とインステップの共同開発という線が正しそうです。




1996

InSTEPインステップのデュオスポートDuoSport DU140

Us_patent6056306_instep_duosport

Foldable compact molded stroller and trailer with flexible hitch
Matthew H. Rust et al
Abstract
A foldable compact molded stroller and trailer with flexible hitch comprises a rigid plastic molded shell with a rear axle end for supporting two large diameter wheels and a front fork end removably supporting alternatively a front wheel for use in the stroller mode and a trailer cycle hitch assembly attachable to the frame portion of a cycle for use in the trailer mode. The rigid plastic molded shell is conformed into a side-by-side two child holder seat portion with side, rear and front portions for substantially enclosing two forward facing children. A foldable handle is attached to the rear portion of the shell for use in stroller mode. The trailer and stroller combination further includes a foldable roll bar to add further protection of the children. The trailer cycle hitch assembly includes a flexible cycle hitch attachable to a bicycle's rear adjacent horizontal and inclined frame rods.

Patent number: 6056306
Filing date: Apr 9, 1996
Issue date: May 2, 2000
Inventors: Matthew H. Rust, Richard H. Jacobs
Assignees: InSTEP, LLC

google patent

Schwinn シュウイン / InSTEP インステップ - パシフィックサイクル 情報
この特許はインステップがパシフィックサイクルに買収される以前






1996

Us_patent5716065_china

Tandem bicycle
Ssu-Liu Liu

Abstract
A tandem bicycle which includes a bicycle and a rear cycle unit coupled to the seat tube of the bicycle by a coupling, the rear cycle unit including a top tube, a down tube, a bottom bracket, a seat tube, a saddle and post assembly, a seat stay and bottom fork assembly, a free wheel, a crank and pedal assembly, and a handlebar, wherein the top tube and down tube of the rear cycle unit are respectively comprised of two sections pivotably connected together and secured in the operative position by a lock pin so that the rear cycle unit can be collapsed when not in use; a disk is mounted on the crank and pedal assembly and turned by it; an adjustable damper is mounted on the seat tube and down tube of the rear cycle unit and controlled by an adjustment screw to give a damping force to the disk.

Patent number: 5716065
Filing date: Apr 16, 1996
Issue date: Feb 10, 1998
Inventor: Ssu-Liu Liu

google patent





1996

Us_patent661137_vanty_folding_trail

Bicycle
Ping-Jan Chiu Vantly バントリー折りたたみトレーラーバイク
Abstract
A bicycle includes a first bicycle body, a connecting frame and a second bicycle body. The first bicycle body includes a vertical seat post for mounting a seat, and a first joint member provided on the seat post. The connecting frame extends longitudinally and rearwardly from the first bicycle body, and has a front end with a second joint member to be releasably connected to the first joint member, and a rear forked end with a pair of separate first connecting portions. The second bicycle body includes a top tube and a bottom tube, both of which respectively have ends forming second connecting portions. The second connecting portions are respectively connected to the first connecting portions. The first connecting portions are fastened to the second connecting portions.

Patent number: 5743543
Filing date: Jun 10, 1996
Issue date: Apr 28, 1998
Inventor: Ping-Jan Chiu

google patent

Vantly バントリー
バントリーのトレーラーバイクなので、Trailgator トレールゲイターで使われている特許でしょうか





1996

Us_patent5765855_vantly_folding_str

Foldable stroller
Ping-Jan Chiu
Abstract
A foldable stroller includes a seat frame unit, a horizontal wheel frame and a locking pin. The seat frame has a U-shaped lower end portion and a plate member formed with a through hole and connected to the lower end portion. The seat frame unit is supported inclinedly on the wheel frame in an unfolded position and is laid on the wheel frame in a folded position by means of a support frame unit. The front section of the wheel frame has a transverse socket unit so that the U-shaped lower end portion of the seat frame unit can be inserted into the socket unit. The socket unit has a receiving groove and a tubular member which is communicated with the receiving groove. The locking pin extends slidably into the tubular member through the through hole of the plate member of the seat frame unit in order to lock releasably the seat frame unit on the wheel frame in the unfolded position.

Patent number: 5765855
Filing date: Aug 26, 1996
Issue date: Jun 16, 1998
Inventor: Ping-Jan Chiu

google patent

Vantly バントリー





1996

Us_patent5829770_vantlyVantly_fietskar

Bicycle trailer having a sunshade support foldable in one stroke operation ...
Ping-Jan Chiu

Abstract
A bicycle trailer includes a frame with front and rear pivot seats, and a sunshade support provided with a foldable unit consisting of a vertical lower rod, a vertical upper rod and a curved rod. The lower rod has a bottom end connected pivotally to the rear seat and an upper end connected pivotally to the upper rod. The curved rod has a front end connected pivotally to the front seat and a rear end connected pivotally to a top end of the upper rod. A bracing element is mounted movably on the lower rod and capable of bracing the upper and lower rods together such that the upper and lower rods are immobilized to each other in a parallel manner. When depressed and pushed frontwardly of the frame, the bracing element permits folding action of the lower rod onto the frame, the upper rod onto the lower rod, and the curved rod onto the upper rod.

Patent number: 5829770
Filing date: Aug 29, 1996
Issue date: Nov 3, 1998
Inventor: Ping-Jan Chiu

No. 1146, Chung-Shan Rd., Ta-Chia Chen, Taichung Hsien, Taiwan

google patent

Vantly バントリー




1996

Us_patent5785335_burly_trailerbike


Trailer cycle トレーラー自転車
Donald A. George ドナルドジョージ (バーリーデザイン協同組合)

トレーラーサイクル(10)には、 牽引する自転車(lead cycle)に接続するためのメインチューブ(54) を備えたトレーラー自転車フレーム (52) がある。連結器(14)は牽引する自転車とトレーラー自転車との間に位置する。

Abstract
A trailer cycle (10) includes a trailer cycle frame (52) having a main tube (54) which extends toward the lead cycle (12). A hitch mechanism (14) is located between the lead cycle and the trailer cycle. A lead-cycle hitch portion (34) is joined to the lead cycle substantially vertically above the hub of the lead-cycle rear wheel (26). A flexible hitch portion (82) is interposed between the trailer cycle frame and the lead cycle hitch portion and is housed in an orthogonal member (84) which contains an adjustable vertical, or pitch, pivot mechanism and a similarly adjustable yaw pivot mechanism. The orthogonal member is constructed and arranged to prevent motion about the roll axis of the trailer cycle relative to the lead cycle. A lead-cycle-hitch engaging member is located at the lower end of the yaw pivot mechanism and selectively engages and releases the lead-cycle hitch portion. A locking mechanism is provided which secures the trailer cycle...

Patent number: 5785335
Filing date: Sep 10, 1996
Issue date: Jul 28, 1998
Inventor: Donald A. George
Assignee: Burley Design Cooperative

google patent


Burley Design Cooperative, Inc. バーリー

バーリー独特のリアラック荷物台取り付け型トレーラーバイク




1996

Foldable bicycle carriage
  Hsiu-Lu Hsu

Us_patent5829771

Abstract
A foldable bicycle carriage including a base frame, a support frame, two upper folders, two lower folders, a drag link, a wheel shaft, two wheels, a base board and a cover. Each of the upper and lower folders includes a frame seat for securing the upper and lower folders respectively under a rear edge of the support frame and on a rear edge of the base frame. The upper and lower folders can be inward folded to reduce the volume of the entire frame body of the carriage so as to facilitate the storage and transferring thereof. An insertion pin seat is disposed at the front end of the drag link and is directly tightened by a manually operable plum blossom-shaped thread sleeve. The insertion pin seat is further located by a safety pin. The bicycle carriage can be easily assembled and conveniently used.

Patent number: 5829771
Filing date: Oct 2, 1996
Issue date: Nov 3, 1998
Inventor: Hsiu-Lu Hsu

google patent





1996

Us_patent5947497Us_patent59474972cover

Foldable bicycle carriage
Hsiu-Lu Hsu

Abstract
A foldable bicycle carriage including a base frame, an upper support frame, a rear support frame, two connecting seats, a drag link, a wheel shaft, two wheels and a cover. The connecting seats are secured on two sides of the base frame and the rear support frame is secured to the upper support frame at upper end by pin members. Two lateral members of the rear support frame are bridged by a rearward inclinedly extending member having an upward projecting portion at the center. Two downward projecting portions are defined between the upward projecting portion and the lateral members. When the rear support frame is folded, the two downward projecting portions are engaged in the open portions of the connecting seats. A safety pin is disposed on the connecting seat for securely locking the carriage in a stretched state. The bicycle carriage can be quickly assembled and collapsed, conveniently carried and easily stored.

Patent number: 5947497
Filing date: Nov 15, 1996
Issue date: Sep 7, 1999
Inventor: Hsiu-Lu Hsu

google patent





1997

Us_patentd400125_vantly_voyager

Trailer
Ping-Jan Chiu

Patent number: D400125
Filing date: Apr 16, 1997
Issue date: Oct 27, 1998
Inventor: Ping-Jan Chiu


google patent

Vantly バントリー

Pacific パシフィック VOYAGERボイジャーやRanger レンジャーのデザイン特許




1997

バーリーカブ

Us_patent5979921_burley_cubUs_patent5979921_burley_cub2

Folding bicycle trailer
John Derven et al

Abstract
A folding bicycle trailer includes a body portion having a passenger-receiving area, axle mounts, tongue mounts, and canopy mounts. The body portion is a unitary, one-piece monocoque structure, with the mounts being integrally formed therewith. An axle member is secured to the axle mount and carries wheel supports on each end thereof. The wheel supports are shiftable between an operable, extended position and a folded, storage position. A wheel is carried on each wheel support for free rotation relative thereto. An elongate tongue is carried on the tongue mount and extends forward from the body portion. A canopy frame, including fore and aft canopy members, is mounted on the body portion and is shiftable between a collapsible condition and a raised condition.

Patent number: 5979921
Filing date: Sep 17, 1997
Issue date: Nov 9, 1999
Inventors: John Derven, Donald A. George, James Peter Lewontin, Patrick Logan
Assignee: Burley Design Cooperative

google patent

Burley Design Cooperative, Inc. バーリー

バーリーデザインのカブCubにつながるプラスチックフロア設計の特許





1997

Bicycle trailer body
Stanley Winchester

Patent number: D400476
Filing date: Sep 19, 1997
Issue date: Nov 3, 1998
Inventor: Stanley Winchester
Assignees: SWO, Inc.

google patent

SWO (S Winchester Originals) エスウインチェスターオリジナルズ






1998

Us_patent6053518_vantly_surrounding

Bicycle trailer
Ping-Jan Chiu

Abstract
A bicycle trailer includes a looped carrier frame and two pairs of vertical sleeves which extend upward from front and rear end portions of the carrier frame. The sleeves have surrounding walls of U-shaped horizontal cross-section, thereby forming vertical openings in the surrounding walls. Each surrounding wall is provided with two opposing horizontally aligned holes. A plurality of horizontal pivot members extend through the aligned holes substantially in parallel with a line that extends from the front end portion to the rear end portion of the carrier frame. Each of a pair of curved support rods has two end portions which are inserted respectively into one of the sleeves of the front end portion and one of the sleeves of the rear end portion. The end portions of the support rods have horizontally extending tubular members to be sleeved rotatably and respectively on the pivot members so as to turn the support rods by passage through the openings in the surrounding walls,...

Patent number: 6053518
Filing date: Feb 26, 1998
Issue date: Apr 25, 2000
Inventor: Ping-Jan Chiu

google patent

Vantly バントリー





1998

Us_patent5984332_orby

Collapsible trailer for a bicycle or similar vehicle
Maurice Beaudoin et al

Abstract
The collapsible bicycle trailer comprises a chassis and wheels. The chassis includes an upper frame assembly having a front end pivotally connected to the front end of a lower frame assembly and a back frame unit including a pair of oppositely disposed back frame members- Each back frame member has an upper end pivotally connected to the rear end of the upper frame assembly and a lower end removably securable to the rear end of the lower frame assembly. The back frame unit is pivotable around the upper end of the back frame members between a folded position, where the upper frame assembly is rotated towards the lower frame assembly for folding the chassis into a compact position, and an opened position, where the lower end of each of the back frame members is secured to the lower frame assembly for opening and keeping the chassis into an extended position.

Patent number: 5984332
Filing date: Feb 27, 1998
Issue date: Nov 16, 1999
Inventors: Maurice Beaudoin, Richard Beaudoin

google patent

Orby オービー 情報




1998

Orby Inter I 以降のサスペンション

Us_patent6155581_orby_suspensionUs_patent6155581_orby_suspension2

Suspension system for a light trailer
Maurice Beaudoin et al

Abstract
A suspension system for a light weight trailer is disclosed. The trailer is of the type comprising a chassis frame including a lower frame assembly. The suspension system comprises a transversal bar extending outside the chassis along a rear end thereof. The transversal bar has frontwards curved end segments extending along a corresponding side frame member of the chassis having a pivot point pivotally connectable to the corresponding side frame member and a tip portion adapted to operatively connect a wheel of the trailer. A shock absorber associated with each curved end segment is provided. The shock absorber bar has a rear end connected to a location along the curved end segment opposite the tip portion thereof and a front end connected along the corresponding side frame member. The shock absorber bar extends below the curved end segment of the transversal bar and defines an acute angle therewith.

Patent number: 6155581
Filing date: Feb 27, 1998
Issue date: Dec 5, 2000
Inventors: Maurice Beaudoin, Richard Beaudoin
(850, 111e Avenue, Drummondville, Quebec, CA) Beaudoin, Richard (850, 111e Avenue, Drummondville, Quebec, CA)

1996年Orbyのパンフが添付されています

google patent

Orby オービー 情報





1998

ORBYのヒッチ
Us_patent6099011_orby_hitch

Bicycle trailer hitch
Maurice Beaudoin et al

Abstract
A bicycle trailer hitch is disclosed, for attaching a forward arm of a bicycle trailer to a rear frame of a bicycle. The bicycle trailer hitch comprises a base mounting plate having two discs provided with grooves to position respectively the chain stay and the seat stay of a bicycle rear frame. A side plate covers and squeezes the chain stay and the seat stay against the base mounting plate under the action of tightening means which comprise a releasable-adjustable fastener coupled between the base mounting plate and the side plate. The base mounting plate is provided with flexible connecting means to link the forward arm of the trailer. The bicycle trailer hitch is easy and quick to install and release, and allows a firm and secure attachment.

Patent number: 6099011
Filing date: Feb 27, 1998
Issue date: Aug 8, 2000
Inventors: Maurice Beaudoin, Richard Beaudoin

google patent

Orby オービー 情報





1998

Us_patent5921571_wike

Folding frame for a vehicle or trailer  Robert Bell ~ Wike特許

Patent number: 5921571
Filing date: May 1, 1998
Issue date: Jul 13, 1999
Inventor: Robert Bell

google patent

Wike ワイク情報

上部のフレームが降り曲がる折りたたみ方法




1998

クールストップの中央部連結センター ヒッチ

Us_patent6050581_koolstop_hitch

Bicycle trailer hitch assembly
Richard C. Everett

Abstract
A bicycle trailer hitch assembly including first and second hitch members configured as mirror images of one another, the hitch members being adapted and arranged for attachment to opposites sides of the bicycle frame adjacent the rear wheel. Each member includes a body portion having a first projection configured for abutting relation with the chain stay of the bicycle and a second arcuately configured projection for tangentially abutting relation with the seat stay, each of the projections having a fastener arrangement coacting with the body portion and the adjacent stay of the bicycle frame for enabling securing the hitch member to the frame. Both projections extend from the same side of the body portion with the opposite side of the body portion including a slotted socket opening for receiving the ball end of a trailer tongue fastener. The tongue fastener is retained in position by means of a pin passing through the opposing walls of the slot.

Patent number: 6050581
Filing date: May 4, 1998
Issue date: Apr 18, 2000
Inventor: Richard C. Everett

google patent

Kool-Stop情報




1998

バーリーの新型連結器(ヒッチ)
クイックリリース式


Us_patent6099008_burley_hitch1Us_patent6099008_burley_hitch2

Hitch for bicycle trailer
Stephen Patrick Caffey

Abstract
A bicycle trailer hitch for joining a trailer, having a trailer tongue, to a bicycle, having a bicycle frame and a rear wheel, including a rear-wheel axle having an axis-of-rotation therethrough, mounted on a rear wheel mounting structure of the bicycle frame, includes a hitch mount secured to the rear axle of the bicycle, including a frame-contacting member mounted on the bicycle frame; and a hitch mount body rotatably mounted on said frame-contacting member; a hitch-mount retainer mechanism for securing said hitch mount to the bicycle frame; and a hitch connector fixed to the trailer tongue and removably receivable on said hitch mount body.

Patent number: 6099008
Filing date: Sep 1, 1998
Issue date: Aug 8, 2000
Inventor: Stephen Patrick Caffey
Assignee: Burley Design Cooperative

google patent

Burley Design バーリー・デザイン 情報




1999


Vantly バントリーの折りたたみいす (チューブ(日本語ではパイプ)屋さんなのでこんなものもやっているという例で載せました)

Us_patent_vabtly_oritatamiizu

google patent

Vantly バントリー情報






2000

ヤキマの荷物用トレーラー


Us_patent6481735_yakima_cargo

Apparatus for carrying a load behind a bicycle
Lyle R. Hilk

Abstract
An apparatus for carrying a load behind a bicycle. The apparatus includes a carriage adapted to carry a load, and at least one wheel rotatably connected to the carriage. A hitch assembly is coupled to the carriage and includes at least one latch mechanism removably connectable to a bicycle to couple the carriage to the bicycle. The latch mechanism is adapted to removably connect to a skewer assembly receivable in the hub of a rear wheel of the bicycle.

Patent number: 6481735
Filing date: May 19, 2000
Issue date: Nov 19, 2002
Inventor: Lyle R. Hilk
Assignees: Yakima Products, Inc.

google patent

Yakima ヤキマ情報




2000

Us_patentd442895_vantly_3wheeled_st

Three-wheeled stroller frame
Ping-Jan Chiu
Patent number: D442895
Filing date: Jul 21, 2000
Issue date: May 29, 2001
Inventor: Ping-Jan Chiu


google patent

Vantly バントリー





2000

Us_patent6402166_vanty_front_lock

Locking device for limiting swiveling movement of a front wheel of a stroller
Ping-Jan Chiu

Abstract
A locking device for a stroller includes a stem member disposed on a front wheel frame of the stroller. The stem member has a reduced intermediate portion with a radial locking hole. A coupling member is disposed to interconnect right and left ends of a connecting frame of the stroller, and is sleeved on and is turnable relative to the stem member. A lateral mount member has one end disposed on the coupling member, and a through hole communicated with the stem member and aligned with the locking hole when the coupling member is turned relative to the stem member to a lockable position. A locking member has a spindle portion disposed in the through hole, and includes an actuated end and a latch portion extendable into and retractable from the locking hole.

Patent number: 6402166
Filing date: Sep 19, 2000
Issue date: Jun 11, 2002
Inventor: Ping-Jan Chiu

google patent

Vantly バントリー





2001

Us_patent602055661Us_patent602055662Us_patent602055663Us_patent602055664Us_patent602055665Us_patent602055666

Bicycle child carrier trailer
Scott R. Allen et al

概要
自転車トレーラーは物を積載するベッド部を持ち、そのベッド部がフレーム構造と車輪2つで支えるもの。フレーム構造から前方に連結棒部分が伸びる。連結棒末端に連結器を持ち、これで自転車とトレーラーを連結する。連結器にはクランプが用いられるがこれが緩まないようラチェット機構を用いたものもある。前後にハブとなるメンバーを持ち、これでトレーラーが縦に折りたたみすることで横方向の幅を収縮させ、収納や持ち運びができるようになる。

Application number: 9/861,019
Publication number: US 2002/0074764 A1
Filing date: May 18, 2001
Inventors: Scott R. Allen, Joseph J. Settelmayer, James R. Penny, Duncan G. Robins, Steven J. Cole

google patent

WIPO

Yakimaの縦方向折りたたみ特許




2001

Us_patent6443472_instep_towing_bracUs_patent6443472_instep_towing_br_2

Bicycle towing bracket
Paul Kahmann

Abstract
A towing bracket for attachment to the rear frame of a bicycle, to be used for towing a trailer behind the bicycle. The towing bracket has a hanging member that attaches to the hub nut of the rear wheel of the bicycle, and may have a disk with an attached tab that mates with a slot in the rear frame, with the disk having a number of holes that mate with raised nubs in the hanging member, to prevent rotation of the hanging member about the nut. A collar on the hanging member attaches to a trailer linkage, which in turn attaches to a trailer.

Patent number: 6443472
Filing date: Mar 5, 2001
Issue date: Sep 3, 2002
Inventor: Paul Kahmann
Assignees: InSTEP, LLC

google patent

Schwinn シュウイン / InSTEP インステップ - パシフィックサイクル 情報
 (この特許はインステップがパシフィックサイクルに買収される以前のものですが、2008年現在でもインステップやシュウインの連結器の標準ブラケットです)




2001

Us_patent6767028_alberta_stroller

Stroller
Daniel William Britton et al

Abstract
A stroller is described that is foldable and includes a tracking adjustment mechanism. The stroller is folded by pivoting the main frame members about one pair of main connecting brackets. Handle height adjustment can be made at the bracket. Some foldable frame cross members are formed of cable, rather than tubing to reduce the weight and folded size of the stroller over stroller having foldable cross members formed of tubing. A stroller having adjustable wheel spacing for tracking and stroller center of gravity adjustment is also described.

Patent number: 6767028
Filing date: Aug 10, 2001
Issue date: Jul 27, 2004
Inventors: Daniel William Britton, Miller Karl Mack
Assignee: 634182 Alberta Ltd.

google patent

Chariot チャリオット(英)/シャリオ(仏) - Chariot Carriers チャリオットキャリアズ 情報
発明者に登録されているDaniel William BrittonはChariot Carriers 創業時からの社長兼CEOです
Assignee権利者はChariot Carriers Inc.ではなく、634182 Alberta Ltd.です
634182 Alberta Ltd. 情報

チャリオットキャリアズが2001年から2005年まで販売していたベビーカーの特許です。




2001

Us_patent6663126

チャリオットのヒッチ
Bicycle trailer hitch  
Daniel William Britton et al

Abstract
A bicycle trailer hitch for securing a trailer to a bicycle, the trailer including a hitch arm and the bicycle having a rear wheel including an axle with an axis of rotation and a frame, the bicycle trailer hitch comprising: a hitch ball including a connector end connectable to the trailer hitch arm, an opposite end formed as a ball and a intermediate portion extending therebetween; and a bicycle-mounted hitch portion including a plate having an aperture extending therethrough, the plate being mountable on the axle of the rear wheel of the bicycle with the axle extending through and rotatable within the aperture and a socket connected to the plate and formed to removably retain the ball of the hitch ball.

Patent number: 6663126
Filing date: Sep 28, 2001
Issue date: Dec 16, 2003
Inventors: Daniel William Britton, Imad Assaf
Assignee: 634182 Alberta Ltd.

google patent

Chariot チャリオット(英)/シャリオ(仏) - Chariot Carriers チャリオットキャリアズ 情報
発明者に登録されているDaniel William BrittonはChariot Carriers 創業時からの社長兼CEOです
この特許から発明者にImad Assafが加わっています。
Assignee権利者はChariot Carriers Inc.ではなく、634182 Alberta Ltd.です
634182 Alberta Ltd. 情報

バーリーはオプションでしたが同じような方式を先んじて使っていました。チャリオットキャリアズではこの特許技術以前は、チェーンステイをクリップでくわえ込む方式のユニバーサル型(汎用型)を使っていました。他の技術的優位性もあるとおもいますがこの連結器になるころからバーリー以上に評価される機会が増えてきたようです。




2001

Us_patent6764087_alberta_chariot_su

チャリオット サスペンション
Cargo carrier suspension
Imad Assaf et al

Abstract
A cargo carrier suspension for installation on a cargo carrier having a seat and wheels, skis or rollers on which the seat rides, the cargo carrier suspension comprising: a leaf spring connectable on a cargo carrier between the seat and the wheels, skis or rollers, and a clamping device for engagement on the leaf spring and adjustable to select the degree of flexibility of the leaf spring.

Patent number: 6764087
Filing date: Dec 14, 2001
Issue date: Jul 20, 2004
Inventors: Imad Assaf, Daniel William Britton
Assignee: 634182 Alberta Ltd.

google patent

Chariot チャリオット(英)/シャリオ(仏) - Chariot Carriers チャリオットキャリアズ 情報
発明者に登録されているDaniel William BrittonはChariot Carriers 創業時からの社長兼CEOです
Assignee権利者はChariot Carriers Inc.ではなく、634182 Alberta Ltd.です
634182 Alberta Ltd. 情報




2001

Us_patent6705628Us_patent67056282Us_patent67056283

Compact folding trailer
Paul Kahmann

要約
便利に運べる折りたたみ式ベビーカー、通常歩行時よりもやや速い3-4mph(4.8-6.4km/h)でも安全でスムーズな運搬ができ、自転車リヤカーに変換して自転車の後ろにつなぎ子供を安全でスムーズに運搬できる。このベビーカーは折りたたみ式の子供載せ部があり、これは座面部分に格納される。折りたたみ自転車リヤカーの連結部は回転するようにベビーカーフレームに取り付けする。前輪はベビーカーから取り外しでき、ベビーカーがリヤカーとなる。後輪は取り外して収納できる。

Patent number: 6705628
Filing date: Oct 9, 2001
Issue date: Mar 16, 2004
Inventor: Paul Kahmann

google patent

Schwinn シュウイン / InSTEP インステップ - パシフィックサイクル 情報
 (この特許はインステップとはなっていませんがPaul Kahmannさんはインステップの社長でした。2003年にインステップがパシフィックサイクルに買われたときに社長で、パシフィックではコンサルタントとなるという話まではわかっています。これまでインステップはAssineeとして書かれていましたが、今回会社が書いてない、しかも社長が発明者というのはどういうことなのでしょうか。会社に縛られずに特許を持っていようということなのかもしれません。この形はインステップでは"Alumi Lite"とカバーに書いてあるモデルで、他社でも2008年の現在までかなり販売されているモデルです。)

折りたたみ式ヒッチアーム
キャノピートップで2分割折りたたみするロールバー




2002

自転車輸送 トレーラー後部に子供自転車を連結するアイデア

Us_patent6688622_bicycle_transporte
Bicycle transporter
Michael Anthony Leon

概要:自転車を牽引しながらさらにもう一台の自転車を牽引する器具。最初の一台はベビージョギングカート、または、自転車リヤカー、トレイルアバイクでもいい。子供と一緒に運動する際、子供が疲れるまで自転車に乗せて、帰りはジョギングカートに乗せ、自転車は牽引して帰ってくることができる。この器具は牽引する自転車の後輪支持部分につけはずしする部品(ブラケット)があり、この部品は連結用のピンで連結棒に取り付ける。連結棒はジョギングカートの前面に取り付ける。子供の自転車をつなげる前にその前輪を約90度曲げてジョギングカートの車軸間、またはカートのシート後部に置く。牽引する自転車の車輪はストラップで固定し、自転車のハンドルはジョギングカートのハンドルにそれぞれ繋(つな)ぐ。

Patent number: 6688622
Filing date: Mar 22, 2002
Issue date: Feb 10, 2004
Inventor: Michael Anthony Leon

google patent





2003

チャリオット

Us_patent6976697_alberta_chariot_fr


Passenger carrier frame 
Daniel William Britton et al

Abstract
A passenger carrier frame of the invention includes a lower frame member, a folding frame member, a back frame member and a frame folding control. These frame members are pivotally connected adjacent their ends to form a triangular arrangement in side view. The pivotal connections permit the frame to be folded and the frame folding control acts at a selected one of the pivotal connections to drive and lock pivotal rotation at that pivotal connection.

Patent number: 6976697
Filing date: May 15, 2003
Issue date: Dec 20, 2005
Inventors: Daniel William Britton, Imad Assaf

google patent

Chariot チャリオット(英)/シャリオ(仏) - Chariot Carriers チャリオットキャリアズ 情報
発明者に登録されているDaniel William BrittonはChariot Carriers 創業時からの社長兼CEOです
これにはAssignee権利者がありません。




2003

折りたたみ式フレーム:特に連結棒の収納に子供をおろす必要がないというところがポイント

Us_patent6896275_1Us_patent6896275_2Us_patent6896275_3Us_patent6896275_4Us_patent6896275_5Us_patent6896275_6Us_patent6896275_7Us_patent6896275_8Us_patent6896275_9Us_patent6896275_0

Folding collapsible frame structure for baby trailer
Ssu-Liu Liu

Abstract
A folding collapsible frame structure for baby trailer is disclosed to include a bottom frame unit having a transverse front bar curved downwards without hindering movement of a young child in and out of the baby trailer, two upright side frames, respectively pivoted to the bottom frame unit at two sides, a transverse top bar, male and female coupling members respectively provided at the upright side frames and the ends of the transverse top bar for enabling the transverse top bar to be detachably connected between the upright side frames, a trailer bar pivoted to a bottom U-lug at the bottom frame unit and selectively locked between the extended position and the received position by a spring-supported locking member, which is coupled to the trailer bar by a slip joint.

Patent number: 6896275
Filing date: May 16, 2003
Issue date: May 24, 2005
Inventor: Ssu-Liu Liu

google patent




2003

Us_patent10658785_alberta_chariot_s

チャリオットのベビースリング特許
Body receptacle for a wheeled frame
Daniel W. Britton et al

Abstract
A body receptacle for a wheeled frame allows for the transport of babies in a bicycle trailer. The body receptacle has a flexible mat that is brought into the intended transport form with the help of tensioning devices.
Application number: 10/658,785
Publication number: US 2004/0130118 A1
Filing date: Sep 9, 2003
Inventors: Daniel W. Britton, Andreas Gehlen

google patent

Chariot チャリオット(英)/シャリオ(仏) - Chariot Carriers チャリオットキャリアズ 情報
発明者に登録されているDaniel William BrittonはChariot Carriers 創業時からの社長兼CEOです
Assignee権利者がありません




2003

チャリオットのヒッチ

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Bicycle trailer hitch 
Daniel William Britton et al

Abstract
A bicycle trailer hitch for securing a trailer to a bicycle, the trailer including a hitch arm and the bicycle having a rear wheel including an axle with an axis of rotation and a frame, the bicycle trailer hitch comprising: a hitch ball including a base end connectable to the trailer hitch arm, an opposite end formed as a ball end and a intermediate portion extending therebetween; and a bicycle-mounted hitch portion mountable on the bicycle and including a socket formed to removably retain the ball end of the hitch ball, the socket including an open end, sized to permit the ball end of the hitch ball to pass therethrough and a retainer end formed to retain the ball end therein, the open end being positioned at the forward end of the socket and the retainer end positioned at the rear of the socket such that the ball end is retained in the retainer end when the hitch arm of the trailer is extending out from the hitch behind the bicycle.

Patent number: 6929274
Filing date: Nov 10, 2003
Issue date: Aug 16, 2005
Inventors: Daniel William Britton, Imad Assaf
Assignee: 634182 Alberta Ltd.
Other References: Freedom in Motion! 2001 Product Guide; Chariot Carriers Inc.; ww.chariotcarriers.com.

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Chariot チャリオット(英)/シャリオ(仏) - Chariot Carriers チャリオットキャリアズ 情報
発明者に登録されているDaniel William BrittonはChariot Carriers 創業時からの社長兼CEOです
Assignee権利者はChariot Carriers Inc.ではなく、634182 Alberta Ltd.です
634182 Alberta Ltd. 情報





2003

Ca_patent2440739_alberta_croozerクルーザーのデザイン 634182 ALBERTA LTD. (Canada)
CIPO - Patent - 2440739
(54) BUMPER FOR A BICYCLE TRAILER
Croozer
(12) Patent Application: (11) CA 2440739

(72) Inventors: (Country) SUTHERLAND, SCOTT (United States)
(73) Owners: (Country) 634182 ALBERTA LTD. (Canada)
(71) Applicants: (Country) 634182 ALBERTA LTD. (Canada)
(74) Agent: BENNETT JONES LLP
(45) Issued:
(22) Filed: 2003-09-08
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 2004-03-10
Examination requested: 2008-08-22


CANADA patent





2003

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Bracket device for bicycle trailer frames
Scott Sutherland
Abstract
In order to improve the safety of a bicycle trailer with a foldable passenger compartment and a foldable seat arranged therein, a frame is being proposed at the backside of which a bracket element is provided that projects out towards the front and acts at the height of the shoulder area of the passenger compartment.

Patent number: 7052026
Filing date: Sep 11, 2003
Issue date: May 30, 2006
Inventor: Scott Sutherland
Assignee: 634182 Alberta Ltd.

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Chariot チャリオット(英)/シャリオ(仏) - Chariot Carriers チャリオットキャリアズ 情報
いままで発明者にDaniel William Brittonがいましたが、これにはありません
Assignee権利者はChariot Carriers Inc.ではなく、634182 Alberta Ltd.です
634182 Alberta Ltd. 情報

ドイツのZwei plus zweiとチャリオットキャリアズのCroozer Designs クルーザーデザインズで使っている座席。





2004

クールストップ ヒッチ

Us_patent7207586_koolstop_hitch

Trailer hitch assembly for a bicycle
Richard C. Everett et al

Abstract
A bicycle trailer hitch assembly including first and second complementary hitch bracket members adapted and arranged for attachment to opposites sides of the bicycle frame rear wheel drop out. Each bracket member includes a main body portion con figured on one side for abutting relation with the bicycle rear wheel drop out and on the other side for receiving the trailer tongue tube to provide center pulling of the trailer. The bicycle quick release skewer which holds the rear wheel clamped to the drop out member likewise secures both brackets to the drop out member. Each of the brackets has a fastener arrangement for enabling securing the bracket to the trailer drawbar.

Patent number: 7207586
Filing date: Aug 16, 2004
Issue date: Apr 24, 2007
Inventors: Richard C. Everett, Oscar E. Smith

google patent





2004

Us_patent7168761_alberta_chariot_fo
Child carrier frame with folding system Daniel William Britton et al Abstract A child carrier frame includes a lower frame, an upper frame and a frame support. The frame may be adjusted between an upright position, for use, and a folded position. During folding, the carrier frame may be adjusted both to reduce its height and its width, such that a folded size is obtained that is smaller in at least two dimensions than a similar carrier frame folded to reduce only one of its height and width.

Patent number: 7168761
Filing date: Nov 26, 2004
Issue date: Jan 30, 2007
Inventors: Daniel William Britton, Imad Assaf
Assignee: 634182 Alberta Ltd.

google patent

Chariot チャリオット(英)/シャリオ(仏) - Chariot Carriers チャリオットキャリアズ 情報
signee権利者はChariot Carriers Inc.ではなく、634182 Alberta Ltd.です
634182 Alberta Ltd. 情報

展開時の全高と全幅よりも収納時にちいさくなる折りたたみ方法






2005

Trek GoBug トレック ゴーバグ

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Folding bicycle trailer
Jeff Staszak
Abstract
A folding carrier assembly converts to a bicycle trailer, a three-wheeled jogging stroller and a four wheeled casting stroller. The carrier assembly has a lower main frame. An arched rear or back frame member is pivotally connected to an aft portion of the lower main frame. The carrier assembly further has a single longitudinal arched member with a first end and a second end. A center support pivotally connects the arched member first end to a central fore area of the lower main frame. A user interface in the form of a release mechanism removably couples the arched member second end to a central area of the arched rear frame member. The carrier has two wheel assemblies on opposite lateral sides of the lower main frame. Wheel guards are disposed external and lateral to the wheel assembly. Supports on the fore portion of the lower main frame enable removable coupling to a jogging wheel assembly or a pair of caster wheels. Alternatively, a trailer tongue may be connected to one...

Patent number: 7172206
Filing date: Jan 20, 2005
Issue date: Feb 6, 2007
Inventor: Jeff Staszak

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トレック Gobug / パシフィック Schwinn ビデオ




2005

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Folding structure of carrier
Yu-Te Chou
Abstract
A folding structure of a carrier includes an expansion member connected between a base frame and an extension member. As the expansion member pivotally passes through the point of over-tangency (the turning point of balance of force), the extension member is extended or folded due to a liner bias force provided by the expansion member and also due to the change in length of the expansion member. For example, the expansion member starts to elongate itself when passing through the point of over-tangency, generating a force to extend the extension member in an extended position automatically.

Patent number: 7354058
Filing date: Jul 14, 2005
Issue date: Apr 8, 2008
Inventor: Yu-Te Chou
Assignee: Link Treasure Limited


google patent






2006

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Frame structure for foldable baby trailer
Cheh-Kang Liu

Abstract
A frame structure for foldable baby trailer is disclosed to include a bottom frame formed of two side bars and a front bar and a rear bar, two vertical side frames each having two bottom frame bars respectively pivoted to the side bars and an arched top frame bar pivoted to the bottom frame bars, a transverse top bar detachably connected to the arched top frame bars of the two vertical side frames, a trailer bar pivoted to the front side of said side bar of the bottom frame and selectively locked between an extended position and a received position, and a bumper detachably connected between the side bars of the bottom frame.

Patent number: 7341265
Filing date: Feb 27, 2006
Issue date: Mar 11, 2008
Inventor: Cheh-Kang Liu

google patent




2006

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Foldable baby trailer
Cheh-Kang Liu

Abstract
A foldable baby trailer includes a bottom frame, detachably provided with two rear wheels, two rear frame bars, a handlebar, a top frame bar, two front frame bars, and a trailer bar provided with a front wheel. The handlebar, the top frame bar, the two rear frame bars and the two front frame bars can be directly folded up and closely attached to the bottom frame to reduce the size for storage when the two bottom ends of the handlebar are unlocked from the two rear frame bars. Further, the user can grasp the top grip of the handlebar with the hands to push/pull the foldable baby trailer and to use the foldable baby trailer as an independent baby cart after disconnection of the trailer bar from the bicycle.

Patent number: 7387310
Filing date: Jul 14, 2006
Issue date: Jun 17, 2008
Inventor: Cheh-Kang Liu

google patent





2006

Us_patent_alberta_chariot_sling2007

Body receptacle for a wheeled frame チャリオット ベビースリング
Daniel W. Britton et al

Abstract
A body receptacle for a wheeled frame allows for the transport of babies in a bicycle trailer. The body receptacle has a flexible mat that is brought into the intended transport form with the help of tensioning devices.

Application number: 11/519,364
Publication number: US 2007/0001430 A1
Filing date: Sep 11, 2006

google patent

登録保留






2007


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Vehicle shape bike trailer
Ssu-Liu Liu
Patent number: D565470
Filing date: Oct 11, 2007
Issue date: Apr 1, 2008
Inventor: Ssu-Liu Liu

google patent

この特許の図案に似ているのが画像のものです。これは台湾のTa Fu Shing Merchandises 大復興興業股份有限公司のもの。
TFS-8088とWTE-2000NHP





2008



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