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US2670969A
US2670969A US25544951A US2670969A US 2670969 A US2670969 A US 2670969A US 25544951 A US25544951 A US 25544951A US 2670969 A US2670969 A US 2670969A
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March 2, 1954 K. R. COSTIKYAN LUGGAGE CARRIAGE HARNESS Original Filed July 20, 1949 INVENTOR. gm? R. (as T/Km/v Patented Mar. 2, 1954 7 Kent, R. Costikyan, Montclair, N. J.

Original application July 20, 1949, Serial No. 105,823, now Patent No. 2,650,105, dated August 25, 1953. Divided and this application November 8, 1951, Serial No. 255,449

The present invention relates to wheeled luggage carriages of the type adapted temporarily to be mounted on pieces of luggage, suchas suit cases, trunks and the like to facilitate their manual transportation, and, more particularly, to harness thereof; and the present application is a division of my copending parent application Serial No. 105,823, filed July 20, 1949, now Patent No. 2,650,105 of August 25, 1953. I

A general object of the present invention is to provide such a device which is readily and economically constructed and easily manipulated, and is of very light weight and compact in form while being compactly packable to permit readyv storage with minimum occupancy of space in luggage when not in use; such apparatus being readily attached and detached in an extremely simple manner by unique harness structure, preferably adaptable to various shapes and sizes of different types of luggage pieces.

A more specific object of the invention is to provide in such apparatus unique harness pref.- erably readily adjustable to the dimensions of various sizes of luggage pieces and being simply and removably fastened thereto in a most efile cient and secure manner by a strap or tying loop extending diagonally about the load toward its opposite end edge quickly anchored in position by tie means readily attachable to handles thereof.

Other objects of the invention will in part be obvious and will in part appear hereinafter.

The invention accordingly comprises the features of construction, combination of elements and arrangement of parts, which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter set forth, and the scope of the invention will be indicated in the claims.

. For a fuller understanding of the nature and objects of the invention, reference should be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, inwhich:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the device of the present invention showing it mounted in a particular manner upon a large suitcase, the outlines of which are indicated in dotted lines with parts broken away, for wheeled support of the latter;

Fig. 2 is another perspective view of the carriage structure shown in Fig. 1, with outlines of a suitcase mounted thereon being indicated in dotted lines and with parts broken away, showing a modification of the harness means employed to secure the suitcase upon the carriage,

3 Claims. (01. 280-179) and with the assembly shown tilted to. normalv wheeling position;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged perpective view of one of the two complementary members of the carriage. device shown in Figs. 1 and 2 which. together serve as a unitary carriage when mounted together and equipped with wheels; and

Fig. 4 is a top plan view of the structure shown I form of a v-shaped, elongated unit made from rigid material, such as light metallic composition or plastic. Each member 5 comprises a relatively narrow, elongated, rectangular bottom panel 6 flanked on both longitudinal sides by substantially rectangular, elongated side panels 7, l, as best seen in Fig. 3. The two side panels-l. 1 are arranged substantially normal or at ninety degrees to each other, with the medially interposed bottom panel 5 arranged substantially at one hundred and thirty-five degrees to each. An apertured end piece 8 is provided in the form of a cross bar extending from the outer corners at 9, 9 of side panels I, 1.. Each member 5 is provided with m ans for supporting a roller or a wheel in the nature of a pair of axially-apertured, projecting members or cars l0. and I I extending substantially normal to and outwardly away from bottom panel 6. Ears l0- and H are laterally spaced to receive a wheel i2 therebetween, rotatably supported on an axle l3 extended through holes 14, I 4 in those cars, as shown.

Each side panel I is provided with a longitudinally-extending, elongated slot 15. Cross bar 8 has its inner edge provided with a notch IT to serve as a strap seat extending substantially-normal to a line approximately bisecting the angle between side panels 7, 1. Notch l1 preventsthe strap from undesirably sliding along cross bar 8 and thus predetermines the location of the strap anchorage.

Two such members 5 as shown in Fig. 3, after equipping each with a wheel l2, are then slidably connected together, such as by means of a pair of carriage bolts l8, l8, each extended through aligned slots l5, l5 of both members, and upon the threaded end of which is mounted a wing nut 19. With loosening of the wing nuts I9, I9 it will be seen that a pair of complememtary members 5, 5 may he slid longitudinally relative to each other so as to adjust the distance between their cross bars 8, 8.

As proposed in Fig. 1, such carriage construction may be mounted on a large suitcase, such as that indicated in dotted lines at 20, by loosening the wing nuts l9, l9 and seating an end edge 2| of the suitcase within the trough-like seat provided by the carriage. Members 5, 5 are then slid toward each other so as to bring the cross bars 8, 8 snugly up against opposite sides of the suitcase, after which wing nuts I9, H! are tightened. It is intended that the carriage so fitted on the end edge 2| of suitcase 20 be temporarily and securely held thereon by harness means of diagonally-arranged tying members, an embodiment of which constitutes the subject matter of the present invention.

As proposed in Figs. 2 and 4, the carriage unit is equipped with a flexible and adjustable strap loop 21 having its end portions 28 respectively secured to cross bars 8, 8, and of sufficient length as to pass around the opposite end panel 29 of suitcase 20 up to the vicinity of the diagonally opposed end edge 25 of the latter. The flexible strap loop 21 of the harness shown in Fig. 2 is provided with a flexible and adjustable length of auxiliary strap 30 having a loop 3| slidably receiving strap 2]. The auxiliary strap 30 is of such length as to permit it to be lapped up over end edge 25 of suitcase 29 and down over the top panel to handle 32 thereof for temporary fastening thereto as indicated. Strap loop 21 may be additionally provided with a handle 33 to facilitate handling of the piece of luggage. The adjustability of strap loop 21 may be provided by well-known buckle means, as indicated.

The harness of Figs. 2 and 4 is easily and quickly bound about a rectangular luggage load to one end edge of which the wheeled carriage is fitted. Strap loop 21 is swung up over luggage end panel 29 and adjusted in length to have a transverse medial portion disposed in the general vicinity of end edge 25 diagonally opposed to the one seated in the carriage, with the remain-' ing strap end portions extending generally diagonally across the side panels of the piece of luggage, as shown. Auxiliary strap 30 is slid along lop 2'! to have the portion doubled back about the loop disposed adjacent to luggage end panel 29, then lapped up over end edge 25 and down over the luggage top panel to handle 32 where it is readily attached temporarily, and finally tightened to cause the harness securely to bind the luggage load on the carriage. In use one may easily wheel the luggage in a canted or tilted position by grasping handle 33. Such harness structure permits simple and rapid unloading or dismounting of the carriage from the piece of luggage.

It will thus be seen that the objects set forth above, among those made apparent from the preceding description, are efficiently attained and, since certain changes may be made in the above construction and difierent embodiments of the invention could be made without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawing shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

It is also to be understood that the following claims are intended to cover all of the generic and specific features of the invention herein described, and all statements of the scope of the invention which, as a matter of language, might be said to fall therebetween.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. In a carriage for manually wheeling substantially rectangular pieces of luggage of the type having carrying handles located substan tially centrally of the top panel thereof, a harness comprising a loop of flexible binding means having opposite end portions thereof anchorable in laterally-spaced relation to carriage structure and of a length to be looped about such a substantially rectangular piece of luggage to extend from the vicinity of one near end bottomedge of the luggage piece when that bottom edge.

is nested in the carriage structure between said loop end portions for support of the luggage by the latter, and to extend therefrom toward the diagonally opposite far end top edge of the luggage with the medial portion of said loop disposed beyond and transversely across the luggage far end in the vicinity of the top edge of that far end, and a length of flexible tying means anchored at one end to said loop to be lapped up'from the medial portion of the latter over that luggage far end top edge and down over the luggage top panel to the luggage handle for temporary securement thereto.

2. The luggage carriage harness as definedin claim 1 characterized by said binding loop and said tying means being each adjustable in length with said tying means being slidable along said. loop for adjustment of the location ofthe an-r chorage of the latter to the former.

3. The luggage carriage harness as defined in claim2 characterized by said loop and tying means being in the'form of straps having end portions buckled together for adjustability with a loop of the tying strap slidably receiving said strap loop;

KENT R. COSTIKYAN.

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US2845155A (en) * 1955-02-11 1958-07-29 Sneyd-Kynnersley Thomas Ralph Devices for facilitating the manual transportation or porterage of luggage
US2962299A (en) * 1954-06-17 1960-11-29 Dawkins Mildred Carey Luggage carriage
US3532355A (en) * 1968-10-22 1970-10-06 Evelyn V Hawkes Luggage carrier
US4545592A (en) * 1983-11-02 1985-10-08 Boris Taskovic Adjustable width luggage carrier apparatus
US4772035A (en) * 1987-05-19 1988-09-20 Jeffrey Danial Wheeled carrier for packages
US4934719A (en) * 1988-07-21 1990-06-19 Dupont Emile M Wheeled attachment to lawn chair
US5169164A (en) * 1991-01-14 1992-12-08 Bradford Michael A Cooler tote
US5456342A (en) * 1993-10-08 1995-10-10 Royalox International, Inc. Rollable luggage
US20040031654A1 (en) * 2002-08-15 2004-02-19 Chang Wen Chen Luggage case having inclined and readily usable handle
US20050225046A1 (en) * 2004-04-13 2005-10-13 Mule Transport Systems, Llc Equipment transport system and kit
US8123236B1 (en) 2010-02-12 2012-02-28 James Helenihi Universal cooler wheels
US20130154217A1 (en) * 2011-09-19 2013-06-20 Victor D. Dobyns Mattress moving device
US20140097585A1 (en) * 2012-10-05 2014-04-10 Michael Dallas Baird DK3D Dolly
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US2132316A (en) * 1937-09-09 1938-10-04 Anne W Newton Luggage carrier
GB622602A (en) * 1947-04-01 1949-05-04 William Suddaby Transporting attachment for trunks, suit-cases and other articles

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US2132316A (en) * 1937-09-09 1938-10-04 Anne W Newton Luggage carrier
GB622602A (en) * 1947-04-01 1949-05-04 William Suddaby Transporting attachment for trunks, suit-cases and other articles

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US2962299A (en) * 1954-06-17 1960-11-29 Dawkins Mildred Carey Luggage carriage
US2845155A (en) * 1955-02-11 1958-07-29 Sneyd-Kynnersley Thomas Ralph Devices for facilitating the manual transportation or porterage of luggage
US3532355A (en) * 1968-10-22 1970-10-06 Evelyn V Hawkes Luggage carrier
US4545592A (en) * 1983-11-02 1985-10-08 Boris Taskovic Adjustable width luggage carrier apparatus
US4772035A (en) * 1987-05-19 1988-09-20 Jeffrey Danial Wheeled carrier for packages
US4934719A (en) * 1988-07-21 1990-06-19 Dupont Emile M Wheeled attachment to lawn chair
US5169164A (en) * 1991-01-14 1992-12-08 Bradford Michael A Cooler tote
US5456342A (en) * 1993-10-08 1995-10-10 Royalox International, Inc. Rollable luggage
US20040031654A1 (en) * 2002-08-15 2004-02-19 Chang Wen Chen Luggage case having inclined and readily usable handle
US20050225046A1 (en) * 2004-04-13 2005-10-13 Mule Transport Systems, Llc Equipment transport system and kit
US7296816B2 (en) * 2004-04-13 2007-11-20 Mule Transport Systems, Llc Equipment transport system and kit
US8123236B1 (en) 2010-02-12 2012-02-28 James Helenihi Universal cooler wheels
US20130154217A1 (en) * 2011-09-19 2013-06-20 Victor D. Dobyns Mattress moving device
US8746712B2 (en) * 2011-09-19 2014-06-10 Victor D. Dobyns Mattress moving device
US20140097585A1 (en) * 2012-10-05 2014-04-10 Michael Dallas Baird DK3D Dolly
US20150203141A1 (en) * 2014-01-17 2015-07-23 Daniel Todd Martin Cooler Transporting Device
US9199657B2 (en) * 2014-01-17 2015-12-01 Daniel Todd Martin Cooler transporting device

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