US 9,809,273 B2
Foldable vehicle
Machiel Gerardus Theodorus Marie Barenbrug, Amsterdam (NL); and Vincent Bernardus Hubertus Ten Horn, Haarlem (NL)
Assigned to ROYALTY BUGABOO GMBH, Zug (CH)
Appl. No. 15/114,828
Filed by Royalty Bugaboo GmbH, Zug (CH)
PCT Filed Feb. 11, 2015, PCT No. PCT/EP2015/052844
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jul. 27, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/121289, PCT Pub. Date Aug. 20, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 2012245 (NL), filed on Feb. 12, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0355231 A1, Dec. 8, 2016
Int. Cl. B62B 1/00 (2006.01); B62K 15/00 (2006.01); B62K 13/00 (2006.01); B62K 11/02 (2006.01)
CPC B62K 15/008 (2013.01) [B62K 11/02 (2013.01); B62K 13/00 (2013.01); B62K 15/00 (2013.01); B62K 2015/005 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vehicle for use as a vehicle and use as a trolley that is pulled, the vehicle comprising:
a first side frame coupled to a first wheel, the first wheel is rotatable around a first rotational axis,
a second side frame coupled to a second wheel, the second wheel being rotatable around a second rotational axis, and
a coupling frame, a first end of the coupling frame being hinged with a first hinge connection to the first side frame and a second end of the coupling frame being hinged with a second hinge connection to the second side frame, the coupling frame comprising a hinge joint in between the first end and the second end, and the coupling frame is arranged for allowing or obtaining, while translating the first rotational axis towards the second rotational axis and vice versa, a downward movement of the hinge joint from an unfolded position in between the first wheel and the second wheel to a folded position, and vice versa, wherein, in the unfolded position, the hinge joint is at a first side of a virtual plane defined by the second rotational axis and a perpendicular crossing the second rotational axis, in the folded position, the hinge joint is at a second side of the virtual plane, the second side being opposite the first side, wherein:
if the hinge joint is in the unfolded position, the vehicle is in the unfolded configuration and the vehicle is suitable for transporting a person,
if the hinge joint is in the folded position, the vehicle is in the folded configuration and is suitable for at least one of:
i) use as a trolley, and
ii) being parked in an upright position.