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Publication numberUS3680879 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 1, 1972
Filing dateJul 30, 1970
Priority dateJul 30, 1970
Publication numberUS 3680879 A, US 3680879A, US-A-3680879, US3680879 A, US3680879A
InventorsCogliano Joseph A
Original AssigneeCogliano Joseph A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible bicycle
US 3680879 A
Abstract
A collapsible bicycle is disclosed which can be made into or converted into various tandem or coupled arrangements by means of interfitting and interchangeable segments.
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United States Patent SEGMENT C SEGMENT Cogliano [451 Aug. 1, 1972 [54] COLLAPSIBLE BICYCLE 3,275,339 9/1966 Mennesson ..280/281 [72] Inventor: Joseph A. Cogliano, 1268 Maple 2,798,739 -El" 9 "280/ Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21227 X 2,227,252 12/1940 Glambra ..280/7.ll [221 July/30, 1970 599,152 2/1898 Schluer ..280/7.l6 [21] 7 59483 FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 52 us. on. ..280/7.16, 280/278, 280/261, 39525 3/1904 swizerland "280/261 280 231 1 1511 1111.01. ..B62k 1 3/02 Hammer-Kenneth [581 Field of Search....280/287, 7.16, 7.11, 231, 273, Attorney-Chm & Sabol 287/54 D ABSTRACT A collapsible bicycle is disclosed which can be made [56] References cued into or converted into various tandem or coupled ar- UNITED STATES PATENTS rangements by means of interfitting and interchangeable segments. 584,316 6/1897 Baum et al ..280/7.l6 625,612 5/1899 Sternberg ..280/7.l6 13 Claim, 12 Drawing Figures SEGMENT A PAYENTEDMB 1 1912 SHEET 1 BF 3 INVENTOR JOSEPH A. COGLIANO BY H M ATTORNEY PAIENTEflAuc H972 3.680.879

saw 2 or 3 INVENTOR JOSEPH A. COGLIANO FIGQ BY M ATTORNEY PATENTEDAus 1 m2 I saw 3 or 3 FIGIO F'IQIZ FIGJI INVENTOR JOSEPH A. COGLIANO BY M ATTORNEY COLLAPSIBLE BICYCLE readily be assembled or disassembled, which can readily be converted into bicycles built-for-two, etc., and which can readily be placed in a side-by-side configuration. The basic collapsible bicycle is comprised of two units; a front steering and wheel unit (segment A) and a central seat, peddling and'rear wheel unit (segment C). These units are illustrated in FIG. 1. Each unit is constructed so that it detachably mates with the other units by means of an upper attachment means and a lower partial attachment means.

The central repetitive unit (segment B) is constructed so that it can be placed in the velocipede as a repetitive unit between segments A and C and contains a separate seat The central repetitive unit includes pivotal attachment means at the, bottom which mate with the lower pivotal attachment means of segment A and the lower pivotal attachment means of segment C. The same maleor female pivotal attachment portion is mounted on the back portion of both segments A and B; and the same female or male pivotal attachment portion is mounted on the front portion of segments B and C. More of the novel points of this invention are shown and explained in detail in the following paragraphs.

Several of the advantages of the present bicycle are that it is collapsible; can be used as a bicycle seating one person or can be modified to seat two, three or be assembled or disassembled without the use of any tools.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION The accompanying drawings illustrate several embodiments of this invention. In such drawings:

FIG. 1 is a side view of the mans or boys version of the bicycle of this invention with two seats arranged in tandem and with the pedals, gears, chain, etc., not shown;

FIG. 2 is a partial perspective view, partially expanded, of a type of interlocking mounting means for attaching the bottom of the bicycle segments together;

FIG. 3 is a partial perspective view of the means for attaching the top of the bicycle segments together;

FIG. 4 is a partial perspective view of an alternative means to the attachment means of FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 is a side view of one type of chain and gear means for the bicycle of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a top view of the chain and gear means of FIG. 5;

FIG. 7 is a partial perspective view, partially expanded, of another type of interlocking mounting means for attaching the bottom of the bicycle segments together;

FIG. 8 is a partial perspective view showing part of theattachment means of FIG. 7;

FIG. 9 is a sectional means of the attachment means of FIG. 7;

FIG. 10 is a partial perspective view of still another type of interlocking mounting means for attaching the bottom of the bicycle segments together;

FIG. 11 is a front partial view of the attachment means of FIG. 10; and

FIG. 12 is a partial perspective view of still another means for attaching the top of the bicycle segments together.

A novel collapsible bicycle (velocipede) 1004 is shown in FIG. 1. Bicycle 1004 is shown with two seats in tandem, but one seat can be used when segment B is not used. Bicycle 1004 is made up of segments A, B and C. Segment A includes front fork 1008, front wheel 1012, which is rotably mounted on fork 1108; head tube 1016, in which front fork 1008 is pivotally mounted; handle bar assembly 1020, which is attached to front fork 1008 and fender 1024. Any conventional bicycle seat can be used or a bicycle seat such as those described in US. Pat. No. 1,538,542 can be used. Top tube 1028 and bottom tube 1032 are mounted on headtube 1016. Tube 1028 is short, and tube 1032 is shaped in a downward and outward direction. Tubes 1028 and 1032 can be any shape, but are preferably circular in cross-section. Short crossbar 1036 (see FIG. 2) is mounted on the end of tube 1032 away from head-tube 1016. Cross bar 1036 has a circular cross-section. Top attachment tube 1040 is connected to tube 1028 in either a permanent manner or detachable, which is preferred, by any suitable means such as the male end of 1040 is screwed into the female end of 1028. U-portion 1044, containing holes 1048, is attached to attachment tube 1040 as best shown in FIG. 3. Attachment tube 1040 as shown, contains a downwardly slanted portion in the center portion so as to facilitate its attachment to saddle pillars such as 1052. But attachment tube 1040 can be straight, upwardly slanted, etc.; and portion 1044, or its equivalent, can be attached to any point along saddle pillar 1052.

Top attachment bar 1040 can be arranged as in FIG. 1, which shows a mans or boys version of the bicycle, or top attachment bar 1040 can be shaped so that a womens or girls version of the bicycle is achieved. The latter is achieved by slanting top attachment bar so that it attaches to saddle pillar 1052 at a point near its bottom portion.

Segment B includes saddle pillar 1052; seat 1056, attached to saddle pillar 1052; housing 1060, upon which saddle pillar 1052 is mounted; top tube 1064, which is attached to saddle pillar 1052; bottom bar 1068; housing 1076, which is attached to housing 1060 and top attachment tube 1080, which is connected to top tube 1064. Cross bar 1072 has a circular cross section. Top attachment tube 1080 is connected to tube 1064 in any manner mentioned as suitable for attaching attachment tube 1040 to tube 1028. Top attachment tubes 1080 and 1040, as shown, are identically shaped but tube 1080 is shown shorter than tube 1040 because the latter must allow clearance of the front wheel. As explained above for attachment 1040, 1080 can have a multitude of shapes and can essentially be attached to saddle pillar 1104 at any place along its length by means of attachment means 1084 or its equivalent. U- portion 1084, containing holes 1088, is attached to attachment tube 1080 in a manner similar to that shown in FIG. 3. Housing 1076, which is a hollow circular tube, contains L-shaped passageway 1092 which is located generally in the bottom portion of housing 1076 and lies perpendicular to the general direction of bicycle 1004. To mount segments A and B, segment A and B are held in the same general plane but bottom tube 1032 is held at about a 180 degree angle to saddle pillar 1052. Cross bar 1036 is slid sideways into housing 1076, and segments A and B are rotated into their normal positions, whereby U-portion 1044 fits over saddle pillar 1052 and whereby cross bar 1036 fits into housmg 1076 and bottom tube 1032 is locked in the lower leg of L-shaped slot 1092. A bolt and nut or a pin slid through holes 1048 locks saddle pillar 1052 in U-portion 1044. Segments A and B are interlocked. The weight of a rider would have a tendency to push segments A and B together at the top and separate them at the bottom. The interlocking means of segments A and B utilizes this tendency.

Segment C includes top back fork 1096; bottom back fork 1100; saddle pillar 1104, which is attached between forks 1096 and 1100; back wheel 1108; and fender 1112; seat 1116, attached to saddle pillar 1104; fender support struts 1120; housing 1124; and housing 1128, which is attached to housing 1124. Segment C can include carrier 1132 which is comprised of bars 1136 and struts 1140. Carrier 1132 is optional, but is preferred. Housing 1128, which is a hollow circular tube, contains an L-shaped passageway similar to 1092 which is located generally in the bottom portion of housing 1128 and lies perpendicular to the general direction of bicycle 1004. To mount segments B and C, segments B and C are held in the same general plane but bottom tube 1068 is held at about a 180 angle to saddle pillar 1104. Cross bar 1072 is slid sideways into housing 1128, and segments B and C are rotated into their normal positions, whereby U-portion 1084 fits over middle pillar 1104 and whereby cross bar 1072 fits into housing 1128 and bottom tube 1068 is locked in the lower leg of the L-shaped slot similar to 1092. A bolt and nut or a pin slide through holes 1088 locks saddle pillar 1104 in U-portion 1084. Segments B and C are interlocked. The weight of a rider would have a tendency to push segments B and C together at the top and separate them at the bottom. The interlocking means of segments B and C utilizes this tendency.

The lower attachments means shown in FIG. 2 can be replaced by the lower attachment means of FIG. 7. In this embodiment, the housing corresponding to 1076 and 1128 are removed and the short cross bars corresponding to 1036 and 1072 are replaced with short cross member 1144. FIG. 8 best illustrates cross member 1144. Cross member 1144 is elongated, has a C-cross section end, has a narrow C-cross section at the other end (allowing that end to fit over a pedal crank shaft), and contains upper groove 1148 in which the saddle pillars fit. Ring 1152 is attached to housing 1124 by means of bars 1154, which can be welded, bolted etc., to ring 1 152 and housing 1124, For example, cross member 1144 fits on housing 1124 and into the chamber formed by housing 1124 and ring 1152 so that ring 1152 fits over the end of cross member 1144, interlocking segments B and C. See FIG. 9. This attachment means can readily be used to attach any two segments of the bicycle of this invention. This alternate attachment means illustrates that several types of lower attachment means can be used that fit within the principles of this invention.

The lower attachment means shown in FIG. 2 can be replaced by the lower attachment means of FIG. 10. In this embodiment, the housing corresponding to 1076 and 1128 are replaced by lower attachment means 1156. Attachment means 1156 includes plate 1160, which is attached to housing 1124 by any suitable means such as welding; upper C-portion 1164, which is attached to one end of plate 1160 and which faces downwards; and C-portion 1168, which is attached to the other end of plate 1160 and which faces upwards. To attach segment 8 to segment C, the two segments are placed perpendicular to each other, and short cross member 1072 is inserted into the opening in means 1156 just in front of plate 1160. The segments are twisted degrees into the same plane. FIG. 11 illustrates this interlock. U-portion 1084 fits around saddle pillar 1104, and a bolt and nut or a pin slide through holes 1088 locks saddle pillar 1104 in U-portion 1084. Segments B and C are interlocked. The weight of a rider should have a tendency to push segments B and C together at the top and separate them at the bottom. The interlocking means of segments 8 and C utilizes this tendency. This attachment means can readily be used to attach any two segments of the bicycle of this invention.

The upper attachment means shown in FIG. 3 can be replaced by the upper attachment means 1172 of FIG. 4. Upper attachment means 1172 includes C-shaped plate 1176; which mates with saddle pillar 1052; lip 1188 on plate 1176, and clip 1184, which is pivotally attached to the end of plate 1176 away from lip 1080 and which clips over lip 1180.

The upper attachment means shown in FIG. 4 can be replaced by the upper attachment means 1188v (FIG. 12). which includes C-shaped plate 1192, that mates with saddle pillar 1052, and ring 1196, that fits around the upper end of 1192 and saddle pillar 1052. This demonstrates that many types of upper attachment means can be used that fit within the principles of this invention.

Conventional pedaling means have not been shown in FIG. 1 so as not to obscure important parts of the invention. Such conventional peddling means utilize tu bular housings 1060 and 1124, and housing 2000 to mount conventional sprockets, gears, chains, peddle arms, etc., For purposes of supplying that conventional information, the disclosure of US. Pat. No. 2,372,024 is incorporated herein by reference. Any chain should be constructed so that it can readily be dissambled for mounting or taking off.

FIGS. 5 and 6 show a special gearing and chain arrangement which can be used with bicycle 1004 of FIG. 1, the lower attachment means of FIGS. 7 to 9 being used. This arrangement allows segment B to be used with segments A and C without having to touch or rotably the chain mounted on segment B. Shaft 2004 is rotatably mounted in housing 2000 of segment C and shaft 2008 is rotably mounted in housing 1124 of segment C. Gear 2012 is mounted on shaft 2004 and gear 2016 is mounted on shaft 2008. Chain 2020 is mounted on gears 2012 and 2016. Conventional peddle means (not shown) are mounted on shaft 2008, which give segment C a unitary propulsion means which can be used when segment A is directly mated with segment C to make a bicycle having one seat. Gear 2024 is mounted on shaft 2008 and engages gear 2028, which is mounted on shaft 2032. Shaft 2032 is rotably mounted in housing 2036 which is mounted on bar 1068 at a position between lower attachment means 1144 (see FIG. 7) and housing 1060. Shaft 2040 is rotably mounted in housing 1060. Gear 2044 is mounted on shaft 2032 and gear 2048 is mounted on shaft 2040. Chain 2052 is mounted on gears 2044 and 2048 in a criss-cross manner, as shown in FIG. 5. At the criss-cross point, the chain is guided through chain guide 2056. Chain guide 2056 is attached to bottom bar 1068 by means of bar 2058. Gear 2060 is mounted on shaft 2040.'Gears 2024, 2028 and 2060 are larger than gears 2016, 2044 and 2048 so that segments B and C can be engaged in a manner that allows interlocked driving means. Segment B has a separate driving means that readily interlocks with the driving means of segment C when a bicycle having two seats is used. Pedals (not shown) are attached to shafts 2040 and 2008.

The fork 1100 can be used as in FIG. 1, or can be mounted to saddle pillar 1104, or can be two unconnected bars mounted on saddle pillar 1104 or on housing 1124. Other obvious modifications of the conventional portions of the bicycle are within the scope of this invention.

FIG. 1 shows a two-seated tandem bicycle, but the basic bicycle of this invention is a bicycle containing only segments A and C. The bicycle of this invention also encompasses coupled bicycle arrangements and tandem-coupled bicycle arrangements.

Segment B can, and should, contain a separate set of handle bars behind seat 1004, which can be mounted in any convenient manner, say, on pillar post 1052, top tube 1064, top attachment tube 1080, etc.

What is claimed is:

1. A collapsible bicycle which comprises:

1. a front unit which includes:

a. a front fork;

b. a wheel means which is rotably attached to the lower end of said front fork (a);

c. a steering means which is attached to the upper portion of said front fork (a);

d..a head-tube which is rotably attached to the middle portion of said front fork (a) which allows said front fork (a) to be pivoted while said head tube remains stationary;

e. an upper bar which is attached on one end to said head-tube (d); r v

f. an upper attachment means which is permanently attached on one end to said upper bar g. a lower bar which is permanently attached on one end to said head-tube (d) below the attachment point of said upper bar (e) and which generally extends away from said head tube (d) in a downward direction; and

h. a lower attachment means which is permanently attached to the end of said lower bar( g); and

2. a back unit which includes:

i. pillar means; a

j. a seat which is attached to the upper portion of said pillar means (i);

k. a housing, which is attached to said pillar means m. a second fork means, the head of which is attached to the upper portion of said pillar means (i) and which is situated so that the ends of the legs thereof are connected to the ends of said first fork (l);

. wheel means rotably attached to forks (m) and l. at the intersection of the ends of the legs thereof; and

. propulsion means which is rotably mounted in said housing (k) and which is attached to said wheel means (n) in such a manner that said wheel means (n) rotates when said propulsion means rotates, said upper. attachment means (f) being detachably affixed to said pillar means (i), said lower attachment means (h) being detachably affixed to said housing (k) or to the lower portion of said pillar means (i) just above said housing (k), and said lower attachment means (h) including transverse tubular means rotable or pivotable in a vertical plane during as sembly.

2. A collapsible bicycle as described in claim 1 wherein said back unit (2) includes a carrier.

3. A collapsible bicycle as described in claim 1 wherein said upper bar (e) comprises a short tube, the end of said short tube opposite said end being attached to said head tube, and a long tube, which is attached to said short tube and said upper attachment means (f),

wherein said'upper attachment means (f) comprises a U-shaped piece which fits around said pillar means (i) and a bolt inserted through holes in said U-shaped piece which holds said pillar means (i) in place, wherein said lower attachment means (h) comprises a short cross bar, attached to the end of lower bar (g), and a short cross tube, which is attached to said housing (k) and which contains an L-shaped slot, said short cross bar having been inserted into said short cross tube and twisted so that said lower bar (g) locks said short cross bar in place.

4. A collapsible bicycle as described in claim 1 wherein the handle bars of said steering means (0) are detachably affixed to said remainder of said steering means (c).

5. A collapsible bicycle as described in claim 1 wherein said seat is slidably attached to pillar means 6. A collapsible bicycle as described in claim 1 wherein said upper bar (e) comprises a short tube, the end of said short tube opposite said end, being attached to said head tube, anda long tube which is attached to said short tube and said upper attachment means (f), wherein said upper attachment means comprises a U- shaped piece which fits around said pillar means (i) and a bolt inserted through holes in said U-shaped piece which holds said pillar means (i) in place, where said lower attachment means (h) comprises a short cross bar, attached to the end of lower bar (g), and a short cross piece which contains a plate attached to housing (k) and two facing C-shaped pieces, one on each end of said plate said short cross bar having been inserted into said short cross piece and twisted so that said lower bar (g) locks said short cross bar in place.

7. A collapsible bicycle as described in claim 1 wherein said upper bar (e) comprises a short tube, the end of said short tube opposite said end being attached to said head tube, and a long tube, which is attached to the said short tube and said upper attachment means (f) wherein said upper attachment means comprises a U-shaped piece which fits around said pillar means (i) and a bolt inserted through holes in said U-shaped piece which holds said pillar means (i) in place, wherein said lower attachment means (h) comprises a short cross hollow tube having both ends c-shaped attached to the end of lower bar (g), and a ring, said cross short hollow tube having been inserted over said housing and said ring inserted over said housing and one of said C-shaped end of said short cross tube and attached to the end of said housing, which locks said short cross hollow tube in place when said front and back units are twisted in place 8. A collapsible bicycle as described in claim 1 wherein said bicycle can be converted from a man's bicycle to a womans bicycle and vice versa, by interchanging the properly shaped upper bars (e).

9. A process which comprises assemblying or disassemblying the bicycle of claim 1.

10. A collapsible bicycle as described in claim 1 wherein said lower attachment means (h) is detachably affixed to the lower portion of said pillar means (i) just above said housing (k).

1 1. A collapsible bicycle which includes:

1. a front unit which includes:

a. a front fork;

b. a wheel means which is rotably attached to the lower ends of said front fork (a);

c. a steering means which is attached to the upper portion of said front fork (a);

d. a head-tube which is rotably attached to the middle portion of said front fork (a) which allows said front fork (a) to be pivoted while said head tube remains stationary;

e. an upper bar which is attached on one end to said head tube (d) and which has a slight curve therein;

f. an upper attachment means which is permanently attached on one end to said upper bar g. a lower bar which is permanently attached on one end to said head-tube (d) below the attachment point of said upper bar (e) and which generally extends away from said head tube ((1) in a downward direction; and

h. a lower attachment means which is permanently attached to the end of said lower bar (g);

2. a center unit which includes;

i. pillar means, which is detachable affixed upper attachment means (f);

j. a seat which is attached to the upper portion of said pillar means (i);

k. a housing, which is attached to said pillar means (i), and which is detachably afiixed to lower attachment means (h);

1. an upper bar which is attached on one end to said pillar means (i);

m. an upper attachment means which is permanently attached on one end to said upper bar n. a lower bar which is permanently attached on one end to said pillar means (i) below the attachment point of said upper bar l o. a lower attachment means which is permanently attached to the end of said lower bar (n); and

p. propulsion means which is rotably mounted in said housing (k); and

3. a back unit which includes:

q. pillar means, which is detachably affixed to upper attachment means (m);

r. a seat which is attached to the upper portion of said pillar means (q);

s. a housing, which is attached to said pillar means (q), and which is detachably affixed to lower attachment means (0);

t. a first fork means the head of which is attached to the lower portion of said pillar means (q) or said housing (s), and which is generally situated in a horizontal manner;

u. a second fork means the head of which is attached to the upper portion of said pillar means (q) and which is situated so that the ends of the legS thereof are connected to the ends of said first fork (t);

v. wheel means rotably attached to forks (u) and (t) at the intersection of the ends of the legs thereof; and

w. propulsion means which is rotably mounted in said housing (s) and which is attached to said wheel means (v) and said propulsion means (p) in such a manner that said wheel means (v) rotates when said propulsion means (p) and (w) rotate, said lower attachment means (h) and (0) including transverse tubular means rotable or pivotable in a vertical plane during assembly.

12. A collapsible bicycle as described in claim 11, wherein said propulsion means (p) comprises crank shaft (x) and a pair of foot pedals attached thereto, wherein said propulsion means (w) comprises crank shaft (y) and a pair of foot pedals, wherein wheel .means (v) is mounted to forks (u) and (t) by means of rotable shaft means (aa), wherein small gear (bb) is mounted on rotable shaft means (aa), wherein small gear (cc) is mounted on crank shaft (y), wherein small gear (bb) and small gear (cc) are interconnected by means of bicycle chain (dd), wherein large gear (ee) is mounted on crank shaft (y), wherein housing (ff) is mounted on lower bar (n) between housing (k) and lower attachment means (0), wherein shaft (gg) is rotably mounted in housing (ff), wherein large gear (hh) is mounted on shaft (gg) and intermeshes with large gear (dd) in a rotable manner, wherein small gear (ii) is mounted on shaft (gg), wherein small gear (ii) is mounted on crank shaft (x), and wherein small gear (ii) and small gear (jj) are interconnected by means of bicycle chain (kk), said bicycle chain (kk) being placed on said small gears (ii) and (ii) in such a manner that it crosses over itself forming an X in the space between said gears (ii) and (jj).

13. A driving mechanism for a multiple-seat, multiple-pedal bicycle which comprises a two-wheeled bicycle containing small gear (a) mounted on the rear wheel shaft, small gear (b) mounted on the rear crank shaft, bicycle chain (c) interconnecting small gear (a) and small gear (b), large gear ((1) mounted on the rear crank shaft, small gear (e) mounted on the next-torear crank shaft, shaft housing (f) mounted on the bar connecting the housing for the rear and next-to-rear crank shaft housings, shaft (g) rotably mounted in shaft housing (f), small gear (h) mounted on shaft (g), bicycle chain (i) interconnecting small gear (e) and small gear (h), bicycle chain (i) being placed on said small gears (e) and (h) in such a manner that it crosses over itself

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Classifications
U.S. Classification280/7.16, 280/261, 280/278, 280/231
International ClassificationB62K15/00
Cooperative ClassificationB62K15/006
European ClassificationB62K15/00F