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Title:
HANDLE APPARATUS FOR LUGGAGE CASE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2003020069
Kind Code:
B1
Abstract:
A wheeled luggage case (1) has a single telescoping handle arm assembly (10) and a cantilevered handle grip (11) which is rotatably attached to the top end (13) of the handle arm assembly, such that the plane of rotation of the grip is approximately parallel to the rolling direction of the luggage case. The cantilevered handle grip (11) rotates from a position approximately perpendicular to the telescoping handle arm assembly (10) to a position approximately 30° below the horizontal, and a resilient element is provided which urges the grip to rotate downwardly while in use. The invention provides an ergonomically comfortable wheeled luggage case by allowing the user to grasp the grip in a natural position and, simultaneously, increasing the amount of leverage available to prevent the luggage case from tipping over when it is rolled over uneven ground. Further, the resilient element distributes the weight of the luggage case evenly across the user's hand.

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Inventors:
COSTA RICHARD A (US)
RODGERS GLENN H JR (US)
HAN NOAH M (US)
YANG SUNG O (US)
Application Number:
US0228054W
Publication Date:
May 01, 2003
Filing Date:
September 05, 2002
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Assignee:
COSTA, RICHARD, A.
RODGERS, GLENN, H., JR.
HAN, NOAH, M.
YANG, SUNG, O.
INVENTIVE TRAVEWARE LLC
International Classes:
A45C13/26; A45C5/02; A45C5/14; A45C13/22; (IPC1-7): A45C5/14; A45C13/26
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