GB2136741A - Infant carriages - Google Patents

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GB2136741A
GB2136741A GB08302541A GB8302541A GB2136741A GB 2136741 A GB2136741 A GB 2136741A GB 08302541 A GB08302541 A GB 08302541A GB 8302541 A GB8302541 A GB 8302541A GB 2136741 A GB2136741 A GB 2136741A
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Sebastian Orby Conran
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MOTHERCARE Ltd
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62BHAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES
    • B62B9/00Accessories or details specially adapted for children's carriages or perambulators
    • B62B9/005Safety means for traffic, e.g. lights, reflectors, mirrors etc.
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60BVEHICLE WHEELS; CASTORS; AXLES FOR WHEELS OR CASTORS; INCREASING WHEEL ADHESION
    • B60B7/00Wheel cover discs, rings, or the like, for ornamenting, protecting, venting, or obscuring, wholly or in part, the wheel body, rim, hub, or tyre sidewall, e.g. wheel cover discs, wheel cover discs with cooling fins
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62BHAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES
    • B62B9/00Accessories or details specially adapted for children's carriages or perambulators

Abstract

In order to reduce the danger involved in pushing an infant carriage across the road in poor visibility or at night at least one of the wheels of the carriage on each side thereof is provided with reflecting means for reflecting light from the headlight of a vehicle. The means may be a prismatic reflector forming part of, or mounted on, a hub cap of the carriage wheel, or a fluorescent strip.

Description

SPECIFICATION Improvements relating to infant carriages This invention relates to infant carriages, for example perambulators and pushchairs.
It is an object of the invention to reduce the danger involved in pushing infant carriages across the road in poor visibility or at night, In accordance with the invention at least one and preferably each one, of the wheels of an infant carriage or each side of the carriage is provided with reflecting means for reflecting light from the headlight of a vehicle.
Preferably each reflecting means is formed as a disc which is mounted on or forms a hub cap for the wheel on which it is provided. It is contemplated that the reflecting means may comprise a prismatic reflecting element capable of reflecting a white, red or orange light when a vehicle headlight shines on it.
However, the reflecting means may comprise an element provided with a fluorescent coating or a strip of fluorescent material.
As will be appreciated, light from the headlight of a vehicle approaching a carriage provided with reflecting means as described above will illuminate and/or reflect therefrom to indicate to the driver of the approaching vehicle the presence of the carriage which may be positioned on the pavement in readiness to being pushed across the road, be emerging from behind a parked vehicle, or being pushed across the road.
CLAIMS (Filed on 12.10.83) 1. An infant carriage in which at least one of the wheels on each side of the carriage is provided with reflecting light from the headlight of a vehicle.
2. A carriage as claimed in claim 1, wherein each wheel on each side of the carriage is provided with a said reflecting means.
3. A carriage as claimed in claim 1 or 2, wherein each reflecting means is formed as a disc which is mounted on or forms the hub cap for the wheel on which it is provided.
4. A carriage as claimed in any one of the precedings claims, wherein each reflecting means comprises a prismatic reflecting element capable of reflecting a white, red or orange light when a vehicle headlight shines on it.
5. A carriage as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein each reflecting means comprises an element provided with a fluorescent coating or a strip of fluorescent material.
**WARNING** end of DESC field may overlap start of CLMS **.

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**WARNING** start of CLMS field may overlap end of DESC **. SPECIFICATION Improvements relating to infant carriages This invention relates to infant carriages, for example perambulators and pushchairs. It is an object of the invention to reduce the danger involved in pushing infant carriages across the road in poor visibility or at night, In accordance with the invention at least one and preferably each one, of the wheels of an infant carriage or each side of the carriage is provided with reflecting means for reflecting light from the headlight of a vehicle. Preferably each reflecting means is formed as a disc which is mounted on or forms a hub cap for the wheel on which it is provided. It is contemplated that the reflecting means may comprise a prismatic reflecting element capable of reflecting a white, red or orange light when a vehicle headlight shines on it. However, the reflecting means may comprise an element provided with a fluorescent coating or a strip of fluorescent material. As will be appreciated, light from the headlight of a vehicle approaching a carriage provided with reflecting means as described above will illuminate and/or reflect therefrom to indicate to the driver of the approaching vehicle the presence of the carriage which may be positioned on the pavement in readiness to being pushed across the road, be emerging from behind a parked vehicle, or being pushed across the road. CLAIMS (Filed on 12.10.83)
1. An infant carriage in which at least one of the wheels on each side of the carriage is provided with reflecting light from the headlight of a vehicle.
2. A carriage as claimed in claim 1, wherein each wheel on each side of the carriage is provided with a said reflecting means.
3. A carriage as claimed in claim 1 or 2, wherein each reflecting means is formed as a disc which is mounted on or forms the hub cap for the wheel on which it is provided.
4. A carriage as claimed in any one of the precedings claims, wherein each reflecting means comprises a prismatic reflecting element capable of reflecting a white, red or orange light when a vehicle headlight shines on it.
5. A carriage as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein each reflecting means comprises an element provided with a fluorescent coating or a strip of fluorescent material.
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Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2172637A (en) * 1985-03-22 1986-09-24 Richard James Phillips A warning device for push chairs
DE3721990A1 (en) * 1987-07-03 1989-01-12 Alfred Hesselbacher Wheel for a vehicle
DE19613801A1 (en) * 1996-04-04 1997-10-09 Peter Rogal Motor vehicle tyres
GB2457814A (en) * 2008-02-28 2009-09-02 Paul Linden Batterbee Wheel disc

Citations (9)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB381364A (en) * 1931-10-30 1932-10-06 James William Wilson Improvements relating to hub caps for perambulators, invalid carriages, push chairs,or the like
GB508336A (en) * 1938-07-05 1939-06-29 Geo H Hughes Ltd Improvements relating to hub caps for the wheels of perambulators, baby carriages and wheeled toys
GB979967A (en) * 1962-07-20 1965-01-06 Gordon Croston Improvements in or relating to rear and side reflectors for vehicles
GB1075709A (en) * 1964-11-25 1967-07-12 Philip William Deer Improvements relating to vehicle-wheel hub-caps
GB1164127A (en) * 1965-12-03 1969-09-17 Harry Ratcliffe Perambulators
US3612312A (en) * 1967-06-12 1971-10-12 Schmidt Karl Heinz Method for handling very heavy unit loads
USB401992I5 (en) * 1973-10-01 1975-01-28
GB1505011A (en) * 1976-02-16 1978-03-22 Carlson C Safety reflector
US4121851A (en) * 1977-02-22 1978-10-24 Ken-Neil Inc. Spinner for bike hub

Patent Citations (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB381364A (en) * 1931-10-30 1932-10-06 James William Wilson Improvements relating to hub caps for perambulators, invalid carriages, push chairs,or the like
GB508336A (en) * 1938-07-05 1939-06-29 Geo H Hughes Ltd Improvements relating to hub caps for the wheels of perambulators, baby carriages and wheeled toys
GB979967A (en) * 1962-07-20 1965-01-06 Gordon Croston Improvements in or relating to rear and side reflectors for vehicles
GB1075709A (en) * 1964-11-25 1967-07-12 Philip William Deer Improvements relating to vehicle-wheel hub-caps
GB1164127A (en) * 1965-12-03 1969-09-17 Harry Ratcliffe Perambulators
US3612312A (en) * 1967-06-12 1971-10-12 Schmidt Karl Heinz Method for handling very heavy unit loads
USB401992I5 (en) * 1973-10-01 1975-01-28
GB1505011A (en) * 1976-02-16 1978-03-22 Carlson C Safety reflector
US4121851A (en) * 1977-02-22 1978-10-24 Ken-Neil Inc. Spinner for bike hub

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2172637A (en) * 1985-03-22 1986-09-24 Richard James Phillips A warning device for push chairs
DE3721990A1 (en) * 1987-07-03 1989-01-12 Alfred Hesselbacher Wheel for a vehicle
DE19613801A1 (en) * 1996-04-04 1997-10-09 Peter Rogal Motor vehicle tyres
GB2457814A (en) * 2008-02-28 2009-09-02 Paul Linden Batterbee Wheel disc
WO2009106821A1 (en) * 2008-02-28 2009-09-03 Paul Linden Batterbee Wheel disc
GB2457814B (en) * 2008-02-28 2012-10-17 Paul Linden Batterbee Reflective wheel disc for a wheeled device

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PE20 Patent expired after termination of 20 years

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