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Publication numberUS20020108190 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/781,897
Publication dateAug 15, 2002
Filing dateFeb 9, 2001
Priority dateFeb 9, 2001
Publication number09781897, 781897, US 2002/0108190 A1, US 2002/108190 A1, US 20020108190 A1, US 20020108190A1, US 2002108190 A1, US 2002108190A1, US-A1-20020108190, US-A1-2002108190, US2002/0108190A1, US2002/108190A1, US20020108190 A1, US20020108190A1, US2002108190 A1, US2002108190A1
InventorsJuan Martinez
Original AssigneeJuan Martinez
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable ramp with transport facilitators
US 20020108190 A1
Abstract
A portable ramp with transport facilitators including a ramp portion consisting of an upper section and a lower section foldably and collapsibly coupled together. The upper section has a handle member and a pair of side wheels coupled with respect thereto for transporting when in a collapsed orientation.
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Claims(9)
What is claimed as being new and desired to be protected by Letters Patent of the United States is as follows:
1. A portable ramp with transport facilitators for providing a jump for skaters and bikers that can be easily transported comprising, in combination:
ramp portion consisting of an upper section and a lower section foldably and collapsibly coupled together, the upper section having a handle member and a pair of side wheels coupled with respect thereto for transporting when in a collapsed orientation, the ramp portion having a generally triangular configuration, the upper section including an upper plate that is angularly disposed, the upper plate having a front edge, a back edge, and opposed side edges, the upper plate having a pair of side plates extending downwardly from the opposed side edges thereof, the side plates being hingedly coupled with the opposed side edges, the side plates having a crossbar removably disposed therebetween when in an extended orientation, the front edge having the handle member extending outwardly therefrom, the upper plate having a pair of hooks extending outwardly from the front edge thereof, the pair of side wheels being secured to the pair of side plates, the lower section including a lower plate that is angularly disposed, the lower plate having a front edge, a back edge, and opposed side edges, the front edge of the lower plate being hingedly coupled with the back edge of the upper plate, the lower plate including a pair of side plates extending downwardly from the opposed side edges thereof, the side plates being hingedly coupled with the opposed side edges.
2. A portable ramp with transport facilitators for providing a jump for skaters and bikers that can be easily transported comprising, in combination:
ramp portion consisting of an upper section and a lower section foldably and collapsibly coupled together, the upper section having a handle member and a pair of side wheels coupled with respect thereto for transporting when in a collapsed orientation.
3. The portable ramp with transport facilitators as set forth in claim 2, wherein the ramp portion has a generally triangular configuration.
4. The portable ramp with transport facilitators as set forth in claim 2, the upper section includes an upper plate that is angularly disposed, the upper plate having a front edge, a back edge, and opposed side edges, the upper plate having a pair of side plates extending downwardly from the opposed side edges thereof, the side plates being hingedly coupled with the opposed side edges.
5. The portable ramp with transport facilitators as set forth in claim 4, wherein the side plates having a crossbar removably disposed therebetween when in an extended orientation.
6. The portable ramp with transport facilitators as set forth in claim 5, wherein the front edge has the handle member extending outwardly therefrom.
7. The portable ramp with transport facilitators as set forth in claim 6, wherein the upper plate has a pair of hooks extending outwardly from the front edge thereof.
8. The portable ramp with transport facilitators as set forth in claim 6, wherein the pairs of side wheels are secured to the pair of side plates.
9. The portable ramp with transport facilitators as set forth in claim 4, wherein the lower section includes a lower plate that is angularly disposed, the lower plate having a front edge, a back edge, and opposed side edges, the front edge of the lower plate being hingedly coupled with the back edge of the upper plate, the lower plate including a pair of side plates extending downwardly from the opposed side edges thereof, the side plates being hingedly coupled with the opposed side edges.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to a portable ramp with transport facilitators and more particularly pertains to providing a jump for skaters and bikers that can be easily transported.

[0002] The use of portable ramp devices is known in the prior art. More specifically, portable ramp devices heretofore devised and utilized for the purpose of practicing wheeled sports are known to consist basically of familiar, expected and obvious structural configurations, notwithstanding the myriad of designs encompassed by the crowded prior art which have been developed for the fulfillment of countless objectives and requirements.

[0003] By way of example, U.S. Pat. No. 4,285,514 to Romero discloses a portable ramp consisting of two plates hinged together for use while practicing wheeled sports, such as skateboarding. U.S. Pat. No. 5,599,235 to Lynberg discloses a collapsible skate ramp constructed of at least two sections. U.S. Pat. No. 5,946,756 to Mapp discloses an additional portable ramp and appears constructed of molded plastic.

[0004] While these devices fulfill their respective, particular objective and requirements, the aforementioned patents do not describe a portable ramp with transport facilitators for providing a jump for skaters and bikers that can be easily transported.

[0005] In this respect, the portable ramp with transport facilitators according to the present invention substantially departs from the conventional concepts and designs of the prior art, and in doing so provides an apparatus primarily developed for the purpose of providing a jump for skaters and bikers that can be easily transported.

[0006] Therefore, it can be appreciated that there exists a continuing need for a new and improved portable ramp with transport facilitators which can be used for providing a jump for skaters and bikers that can be easily transported. In this regard, the present invention substantially fulfills this need.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0007] In the view of the foregoing disadvantages inherent in the known types of portable ramp devices now present in the prior art, the present invention provides an improved portable ramp with transport facilitators. As such, the general purpose of the present invention, which will be described subsequently in greater detail, is to provide a new and improved portable ramp with transport facilitators which has all the advantages of the prior art and none of the disadvantages.

[0008] To attain this, the present invention essentially comprises a ramp portion consisting of an upper section and a lower section foldably and collapsibly coupled together. The upper section has a handle member and a pair of side wheels coupled with respect thereto for transporting when in a collapsed orientation. The ramp portion has a generally triangular configuration. The upper section includes an upper plate that is angularly disposed. The upper plate has a front edge, a back edge, and opposed side edges. The upper plate has a pair of side plates extending downwardly from the opposed side edges thereof. The side plates are hingedly coupled with the opposed side edges. The side plates have a crossbar removably disposed therebetween when in an extended orientation. The front edge has the handle member extending outwardly therefrom. The upper plate has a pair of hooks extending outwardly from the front edge thereof. The pairs of side wheels are secured to the pair of side plates. The lower section includes a lower plate that is angularly disposed. The lower plate has a front edge, a back edge, and opposed side edges. The front edge of the lower plate is hingedly coupled with the back edge of the upper plate. The lower plate includes a pair of side plates extending downwardly from the opposed side edges thereof. The side plates are hingedly coupled with the opposed side edges.

[0009] There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of the invention in order that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood, and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are, of course, additional features of the invention that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.

[0010] In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting.

[0011] As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception, upon which this disclosure is based, may readily be utilized as a basis for the designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the several purposes of the present invention. It is important, therefore, that the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the present invention.

[0012] It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a new and improved portable ramp with transport facilitators which has all the advantages of the prior art portable ramp devices and none of the disadvantages.

[0013] It is another object of the present invention to provide a new and improved portable ramp with transport facilitators which may be easily and efficiently manufactured and marketed.

[0014] It is a further object of the present invention to provide a new and improved portable ramp with transport facilitators which is of durable and reliable construction.

[0015] An even further object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved portable ramp with transport facilitators which is susceptible of a low cost of manufacture with regard to both materials and labor, and which accordingly is then susceptible of low prices of sale to the consuming public, thereby making such portable ramp with transport facilitators economically available to the buying public.

[0016] Even still another object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved portable ramp with transport facilitators for providing a jump for skaters and bikers that can be easily transported.

[0017] Lastly, it is an object of the present invention to provide a new and improved portable ramp with transport facilitators including a ramp portion consisting of an upper section and a lower section foldably and collapsibly coupled together. The upper section has a handle member and a pair of side wheels coupled with respect thereto for transporting when in a collapsed orientation.

[0018] These together with other objects of the invention, along with the various features of novelty which characterize the invention, are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this disclosure. For a better understanding of the invention, its operating advantages and the specific objects attained by its uses, reference should be had to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter in which there is illustrated preferred embodiments of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0019] The invention will be better understood and objects other than those set forth above will become apparent when consideration is given to the following detailed description thereof. Such description makes reference to the annexed drawings wherein:

[0020]FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the preferred embodiment of the portable ramp with transport facilitators constructed in accordance with the principles of the present invention.

[0021]FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the present invention.

[0022]FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view of the present invention illustrated in a partially collapsed orientation.

[0023] The same reference numerals refer to the same parts through the various figures.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0024] With reference now to the drawings, and in particular, to FIGS. 1 through 3 thereof, the preferred embodiment of the new and improved portable ramp with transport facilitators embodying the principles and concepts of the present invention and generally designated by the reference number 10 will be described.

[0025] Specifically, it will be noted in the various Figures that the device relates to a portable ramp with transport facilitators for providing a jump for skaters and bikers that can be easily transported.

[0026] The present invention is essentially comprising a ramp portion 10 that can be used in wheeled sports to provide a jump therefore. The ramp portion 10 can be collapsed to allow for easy transport.

[0027] The ramp portion 10 consisting of an upper section 12 and a lower section 14 foldably and collapsibly coupled together. The upper section 12 has a handle member 16 and a pair of side wheels 18 coupled with respect thereto for transporting when in a collapsed orientation. The ramp portion 10 has a generally triangular configuration. The upper section 12 includes an upper plate 20 that is angularly disposed. The upper plate 20 has a front edge, a back edge, and opposed side edges. The upper plate 20 has a pair of side plates 22 extending downwardly from the opposed side edges thereof. The side plates 22 are hingedly coupled with the opposed side edges. The side plates 22 have a crossbar 24 removably disposed therebetween when in an extended orientation. The side plates 22 have support brackets 25 that allow the crossbar 24 to secure thereto. The crossbar 24 includes a holding bracket 26 that will allow it to be secured to a corresponding holding bracket 28 that can be positioned anywhere on the ramp portion 10, when the ramp portion 10 is in the collapsed orientation. The front edge has the handle member 16 extending outwardly therefrom. The upper plate 20 has a pair of hooks 30 extending outwardly from the front edge thereof. The pair of hooks 30 allow for the attachment of a landing table. The pairs of side wheels 18 are secured to the pair of side plates 22. The lower section 14 includes a lower plate 32 that is angularly disposed. The lower plate 32 has a front edge, a back edge, and opposed side edges. The front edge of the lower plate 32 is hingedly coupled with the back edge of the upper plate 20. The lower plate 32 includes a pair of side plates 34 extending downwardly from the opposed side edges thereof. The side plates 34 are hingedly coupled with the opposed side edges. The side plates 22, 34 can be held together by support brackets 36.

[0028] The present invention can be collapsed by folding the side plates 22, 34 upwardly against the corresponding upper plate 20 and lower plate 32. The lower plate 32 is then folded atop the upper plate 20. The pair of side wheels 18 will then be positioned on a recipient surface so that a user can grasp the handle member 16 and pull the ramp portion 10 along behind the.

[0029] As to the manner of usage and operation of the present invention, the same should be apparent from the above description. Accordingly, no further discussion relating to the manner of usage and operation will be provided.

[0030] With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and the manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by the present invention.

[0031] Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modification and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modification and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.

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US8646140 *Apr 18, 2011Feb 11, 2014Sonoco Development, Inc.Paper ramp
US9021643 *Nov 29, 2012May 5, 2015Roger Anthony PurdonCurb ramp
US20130042423 *Apr 18, 2011Feb 21, 2013Sonoco Development, IncPaper ramp
Classifications
U.S. Classification14/69.5
International ClassificationA63C19/10
Cooperative ClassificationA63C19/10
European ClassificationA63C19/10