US 9,809,432 B2
Human-powered pallet carrier
Jeffrey Joseph Stephen, Victoria (CA); Benj Birch, Victoria (CA); Stephen Hutton Ferguson, Victoria (CA); Adam Revitt, Victoria (CA); Max-Cedric Entz-von Zerssen, Bremen (DE); Nathaniel Martin, Vancouver (CA); Trevor Keegan Duncan Bartlett, Victoria (CA); and Joseph Ferguson, Shawnigan Lake (CA)
Filed by Jeffrey Joseph Stephen, Victoria (CA); Benj Birch, Victoria (CA); Stephen Hutton Ferguson, Victoria (CA); Adam Revitt, Victoria (CA); Max-Cedric Entz-von Zerssen, Bremen (DE); Nathaniel Martin, Vancouver (CA); Trevor Keegan Duncan Bartlett, Victoria (CA); and Joseph Ferguson, Shawnigan Lake (CA)
Filed on Sep. 15, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/854,599.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/050,604, filed on Sep. 15, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0075541 A1, Mar. 17, 2016
Int. Cl. B60P 3/00 (2006.01); B66F 9/065 (2006.01); B62M 6/70 (2010.01); B66F 9/075 (2006.01); B62M 1/36 (2013.01); B62K 5/05 (2013.01); B62K 7/04 (2006.01); B62B 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC B66F 9/065 (2013.01) [B62K 5/05 (2013.01); B62K 7/04 (2013.01); B62M 1/36 (2013.01); B62M 6/70 (2013.01); B66F 9/07509 (2013.01); B66F 9/07572 (2013.01); B62B 5/0083 (2013.01); B62B 2203/10 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A human powered vehicle for loading a pallet in a loading position and transporting the pallet in a transporting position, the vehicle comprising: a front frame, the front frame including a pair of rearward extending pallet forks, a rear frame, the rear frame including a pair of forward extending beams, each beam configured to releasably accept a region of one of the pair of rearward extending pallet forks distal to the front frame, a total of three driving wheels, the front frame rotatably retaining two front driving wheels and the rear frame rotatably retaining one rear driving wheel, at least one seat mounted on the front frame, a drive mechanism for propelling the vehicle, a steering mechanism located on the front frame for steering the vehicle, a braking mechanism for stopping the vehicle, a front lowering and raising mechanism attached to the front frame, a rear lowering and raising mechanism attached to the rear frame, a dolly wheel rotatably disposed in a vicinity of the region of each pallet fork, and a pair of dolly wheels rotatably disposed on each beam, such that in use, the front and rear frames are lowered and the front frame is detached from the rear frame in a loading position and the front and rear frames are raised and the front frame is attached to the rear frame in a traveling position.