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Title:
MULTIFUNCTION GARDEN CART
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2021/009750
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A multifunction garden cart, that can carry builders sack, where the cart is comprised of U- shaped base built of side booms connected by front boom. The base is connected to two wheels attached at the center of the side booms. Various types of handles can be connected to the front boom, so it can be moves by a person or attached to a towing vehicle. Two booms pivotally attached to the side booms, can be secured vertically to the plane of the U-shaped. A closed square top frame for use as builders sack support, is removably, pivotally attached at the top of the vertical booms.

Inventors:
HIZMI YOAV (IL)
Application Number:
IL2020/050780
Publication Date:
January 21, 2021
Filing Date:
July 12, 2020
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
HIZMI YOAV (IL)
International Classes:
B62B1/12; B62D63/06
Foreign References:
US4629203A1986-12-16
DE202007012723U12007-11-15
US8348301B22013-01-08
GB2427603A2007-01-03
US7543842B12009-06-09
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROSENTHAL, Ytzhak (IL)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A multifunction garden cart, that can carry builders sack, the cart is comprised of:

a) U-shaped base constructed of side booms; the side booms are connected by front boom; b) two wheels rigidly attached at the center of said side booms of the base;

c) carrying handle with mounting support plane; the handle is removably connected to the front boom of the base; resting support is connected to the front boom, so that the cart can rest on the two wheels and the resting support;

d) two booms pivotally attached to the side booms of the base; said pivotally attached booms can be secured vertically to the plane of the U-shaped base, or secured when resting on the side booms; and

e) a closed square top frame for use as builders sack support; the top frame is constructed from two side booms which are rigidly connected by two connecting booms; the side booms are longer than the distance between the connecting booms, so that the handles of builders sack can be hanged on it; said closed square is removably, pivotally attached, at the middle of the side booms, at the top of the vertical booms.

2. The multifunction garden cart as in claim 1 where the cart can be moved by a person using couple of handles removably connected to the front boom of the base.

3. The multifunction garden cart as in claim 1 where the cart can be towed by a towing vehicle such as motorised grass mower, by connecting a removable towing handle to the front boom of the base.

4. The multifunction garden cart as in claim 1, that can be folded for storage, where the vertical booms are rotated so they are resting on the U-shaped base and the builders sack support is rotated to be aligned with the plane of the U shaped base.

5. The multifunction garden cart as in claim 4, where the wheels are attached via hinges, so they can be rotated to a plane parallel to the U-shaped base for storage.

6. A multifunction garden cart, that can carry hanged loads, the cart is comprised of:

a) U-shaped base constructed of side booms; the side booms are connected by front boom; b) two wheels rigidly attached at the center of said side booms of the base;

c) carrying handle with mounting support plane; the handle is removably connected to the front boom of the base; resting support is connected to the front boom, so that the cart can rest on the two wheels and the resting support;

d) two booms pivotally attached to the side booms of the base; said pivotally attached booms can be secured vertically to the plane of the U-shaped base, or secured when resting on the side booms; and e) a carrying boom connected between the top of the vertically secured side booms that can be used for attachment of various loads.

7. The multifunction garden cart as in claim 6 where the cart can be moved by a person using couple of handles removably connected to the front boom of the base.

8. The multifunction garden cart as in claim 6 where the cart can be towed by a towing vehicle such as motorised grass mower, by connecting a removable towing handle to the front boom of the base.

9. The multifunction garden cart as in claim 6, that can be folded for storage, where the vertical booms are rotated so they are resting on the U-shaped base.

10. The multifunction garden cart as in claim 9, where the wheels are attached via hinges, so they can be rotated to a plane parallel to the U-shaped base for storage.

Description:
MULTIFUNCTION GARDEN CART

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

[0001] This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Patent Application 62/873,987 filed on 07/15/2019, which is incorporated herein by reference.

TECHNICAL FIELD

[0002] The present invention generally relates to the field of carts and more particularly, the present invention relates to multifunction garden cart.

BACKGROUND ART

[0003] Most wheelbarrows and garden carts are designed with a fixed shape or configuration. Their carrying volume of the scoop is limited.

[0004] US patent 3,875,981 by Brenner et al discloses“Multi Positioning Garden Cart” that includes a small bag and a mechanism to help in collecting the debris from the ground and empty it into the bag. This cart cannot be used to carry small loads, such as lawn Mower.

[0005] US patent 6,666,465 Chan discloses “Garden Trolley” that includes a removable collecting bag and array of removable attachment means for garden tools. However, the size of the bag is small, and is does not fit for large gardens.

[0006] Hence, there is a need for a multipurpose garden cart that can be pushed by hand or dragged by a motorized vehicle.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0007] The invention discloses a multifunction garden cart, that can carry builders sack, hanged loads, or can be adapted with carrying surface for moving garden goods such as grass, and flowers. The cart is comprised of U-shaped base built of side booms connected by front boom. The base is connected to two wheels attached at the center of the side booms. Various types of handles can be connected to the front boom, so it can be moves by a person or attached to a towing vehicle. Two booms pivotally attached to the side booms, can be secured vertically to the plane of the U-shaped. A closed square top frame for use as builders sack support, is removably, pivotally attached at the top of the vertical booms.

[0008] The disclosed cart is unique because it is foldable and can be stored in a small space. It is adapted to conveniently carry builders sack so it can contain high volume of debris or other materials needed in the garden.

[0009] The disclosed cart can be moved by hand or by a towing vehicle, such as grass mower.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

[0010] Fig 1 shows basic structure of the disclosed garden cart.

[0011] Fig 2 shows detail of ab embodiment of the vertical post.

[0012] FIG 3 presents the use of the cart for carrying builder’s bag.

[0013] FIG 4 presents cart in folded state for storage.

[0014] FIG 5 another embodiment with human carrying handles.

[0015] FIG 6 cart ready for load carrying.

DETAIFED DESCRIPTION

[0016] The invention will be described more fully hereinafter, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which certain possible embodiments of the invention are shown. The invention may, however, be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiments set forth herein; rather these embodiments are provided so that the disclosure will be thorough and complete, and will fully convey the scope of the invention to those skilled in the art.

[0017] In the following description, the same numerical references refer to similar elements. The embodiments, geometrical configurations, materials mentioned and/or dimensions shown in the figures or described in the present description are embodiments only, given solely for exemplification purposes.

[0018] The basic structure of the disclosed multi-function garden cart is presented in fig 1. The cart 100 is comprised of a U-shaped bottom frame having U, built from side booms 110a and 110b connected by a front boom 112. On each side boom a shaft 114 (shown only on side boom 110b) is rigidly attached on which the cartwheels 116 are mounted. Different towing handles can be simply attached to the connecting boom 112. In fig 1 a towing handle 118 is attached to the connecting boom 112. Support plane 118a is attached to the towing handle so the cart can rest on the two wheels and the support plane, when it is not connected to a towing vehicle, such as a motorised grass mower. Two vertical booms, 120a and 120b are pivotally attached to the side booms 110a and 110b, respectively. Each vertical boom can be positioned vertically or horizontally relative to the bottom frame by use of pins 122 and 123 for vertical boom 120b. Note that the wheel shafts (114 for vertical boom 120b) are mounted under the position of the vertical booms 120a, 120b. Detailed description of such positioning mechanism is presented in fig 2, as will be described in the following section.

[0019] An embodiment of the positional mechanism for mounting the vertical booms 120a and 120b is presented in fig 2. Each vertical boom 120a or 120b is comprised of a post 120, to which two T-shaped plates 210 are welded, as shown in the figure. On the bottom part of the lower part of the T-shaped plates there are holes 222 and 223 through which quick release hinge spring balls can be inserted. Note that on the side booms, 110a and 110b, there are matching holes to those on the T-shaped plate that allows a quick release hinge spring balls to be inserted through the holes in the T-shaped plates and through the holes in the side booms. When in vertical position, two quick release hinge spring balls 122, 123 are inserted through the holes 222 and 223 in the vertical boom and the hole in the base side boom so that the vertical boom is secured in vertical position. When the vertical boom is to be positioned in horizontal state, one hinge spring ball is taken out, so that the remaining hinge spring ball is the hinge around which the boom can be rotated. At the top of each vertical booms there is a hole 224 through which pin hinge 124 can be inserted.

[0020] A closed square like top frame 130, called builders sack support, are built from booms 132 and 134 is pivotally attached to the vertical booms 120a and 120b via pin hinges 124. The top frame is built so that the two side booms 132 are longer than the distance between the front and rear booms 134.

[0021] The structure of the top frame 130 enables to easily attach builder’s bag 310 to the garden cart, thus providing large volume for collecting scraps of garden pruning. Note that the builder’s bag handles 320a, 320b, 320c and 320d are surrounding the edges of the top frame side booms. The cart can be tilted so it is supported by the two wheels 116 and the supporting edges 111 at the end of the base frame side booms 110a and 110b. In that position the builders sack is resting on the ground, with its top wide open, so it can be easily loaded, or it can be released from the cart.

[0022] Fig 4 shows the garden cart in folded state. In this state the cart occupies minimum volume so it can be easily stored. Note, that in another embodiment, the wheels can be attached via hinges so for storage they can be rotated and aligned with the plane of the booms.

[0023] In fig 5, garden cart with handles suitable for human towing is presented. The handles 510 are attached to the base connecting boom 112. They can be attached at different locations so that the distance between the two handles can be optimized for the carrier. Note that when in rest the cart can be supported either by the wheels and the front support plane 118a or by the wheels and the rear of the base side booms 111.

[0024] Additional use of the garden cart is presented in fig 6. In this configuration the cart is used as carrying platform. The top frame 130 and the vertical side booms are rotated so that they lie on the base frame. A wooden deck 610 is place on top of the booms.

[0025] What has been described above are just a few possible embodiments and use of the disclosed invention. It is of course, not possible to describe every conceivable combination of components and/or methodology, but one of ordinary skill in the art may recognize that many further combinations and permutations are possible. Accordingly, the invention is intended to embrace all such alterations, modifications, and variations that fall within the spirit and scope of the invention.