TRAVELPRO INTERNATIONAL, INC.
|TRAVELPRO INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140262661||Wheel Assembly, Method, and Luggage - A wheel assembly for luggage, a method of mounting the wheel assembly and a luggage are provided. The wheel assembly comprises a housing rotatably mountable to the wheel mount, a wheel rotatably mounted to the housing, and post connected to the housing. The method involves inserting a post into an opening of the wheel mount and securing the post to the wheel mount. The luggage includes a compartment for receiving articles, a chassis supporting the compartment and a wheel assembly.||09-18-2014|
|20130233662||Handle For Luggage - An ergonomic handle for luggage is provided. In one aspect, the handle comprises at least one palm grip. The handle is attached to a compartment with wheels. The palm grip can be used to push the luggage as the wheels roll over a rolling surface.||09-12-2013|
|20130220753||Wheeled Luggage Case - This invention relates generally to wheeled luggage, and particularly to wheeled luggage with one or more controlled wheels for improved tracking and steering control of the luggage case when it is in motion. The invention provides a support structure for a luggage case comprising a plurality of spaced parallel wheels and at least one biasing element that is operable up to a certain torque to releasably restrain the angular movement at least one wheel to at least one angular position with respect to the base. Conveniently, the at least one angular position corresponds to a desired direction of travel.||08-29-2013|
|20130175129||System for Attaching Bags - Systems to attach together bags having various types of rolling members are described. In a system for attaching at least two bags, each having at least two spinner wheels, a front face, a back face and a bottom face, the improvement comprising at least one attachment member located on each of the at least two bags for attaching said bags when engaged such that the at least two bags are capable of rolling together. A bag embodying the features of the improvement is described. Different attachment members are described for the system and bag, including magnets, hook-and-loop fasteners, clips, buckles, straps, adhesive tape, hooks and buttons. Different configurations for the attached bags are described, including “front-to-front”, “back-to-front” and “side-by-side” configurations. Bags having rolling members other than spinner wheels are described, including ball transfer units and ball bearings.||07-11-2013|
|20130068579||TELESCOPING LUGGAGE HANDLE AND STABILIZER - A telescoping luggage handle and stabilizer are provided. The telescoping luggage handle includes an elongated element, a conduit, and at least one stabilizer. The conduit is for receiving the elongated element, and the stabilizer is for restricting lateral movement of the elongated in relation to the conduit. The stabilizer includes a cap and a biasing member. The biasing member engages a flexible portion of the cap.||03-21-2013|
|20120126500||STABILIZATION MECHANISM FOR LUGGAGE - A stabilization mechanism for luggage is provided. The stabilization mechanism can be disposed on the bottom of a compartment of luggage and in spaced relation to wheels that are also disposed on the bottom of the compartment. The stabilization includes at least one foot that is retractable within the compartment, so that in the retracted position the volume of the luggage is substantially the same as the luggage compartment. When the at least one foot is deployed, the likelihood of tipping of the luggage is decreased, as the foot, in conjunction with the wheels, maintain the luggage in a substantially vertical position.||05-24-2012|
|20080277220||AUTOMATICALLY RETRACTABLE ADJUSTABLE FOOT FOR LUGGAGE CASE WITH WHEELS - An article of upright rolling luggage with wheels is provided having one or more adjustable feet for stabilizing the luggage case in the upright position. The luggage case includes one or more wheels rotatably mounted to a portion of the luggage case substantially at a rear edge of a bottom wall of the luggage case. One or more bases extend from the bottom wall and have at least one portion spaced apart from the wheel. One or more feet are movably mounted to the base where the foot is movable from a first position substantially adjacent to the bottom wall to a second position extending away from the bottom wall. A locking mechanism is provided which allows the foot to be held in the first position and manually rotated and automatically looked into the second position. Upon depressing a release mechanism, the foot is unlocked and automatically rotated from the second position into the first position.||11-13-2008|
Patent applications by TRAVELPRO INTERNATIONAL, INC.