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Title: Extension arm for mobile travelers suit case

Abstract

The invention is an apparatus for adjusting a luggage handle in relation to a luggage frame utilized to transport luggage by a traveler. The handle is connected to two extendable and retractable slide tube assemblies, the assemblies allow for the telescoping of the luggage handle to multiple positions in relation to a pair of fixed frame tubes connected to a luggage shell with wheels, to accommodate the height and personal stride of traveler. The luggage handle incorporates triggering buttons that allow ambidextrous and single-handed control of the height of the handle and slide tube assembly in relation to the luggage. The handle and slide tube assembly are connected by interior filaments to pulleys and filaments within two concentric light-weight slide tubes, which are inserted respectively into two fixed frame tubes, to allow a multitude of positions for the slide tubes to lock into the fixed frame tubes. The apparatus can be pushed or pulled by the traveler, and the support shell can accommodate multiple pieces of luggage.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Knoxville, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872662
Patent Number(s):
5984064
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A45 - HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES A45C - PURSES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
extension; arm; mobile; travelers; suit; apparatus; adjusting; luggage; handle; relation; frame; utilized; transport; traveler; connected; extendable; retractable; slide; tube; assemblies; allow; telescoping; multiple; positions; pair; fixed; tubes; shell; wheels; accommodate; height; personal; stride; incorporates; triggering; buttons; ambidextrous; single-handed; control; assembly; interior; filaments; pulleys; concentric; light-weight; inserted; respectively; multitude; lock; pushed; pulled; support; pieces; tube assemblies; tube assembly; tubes connected; tubes connect; /190/16/

Citation Formats

Byington, Gerald A. Extension arm for mobile travelers suit case. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Byington, Gerald A. Extension arm for mobile travelers suit case. United States.
Byington, Gerald A. Fri . "Extension arm for mobile travelers suit case". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872662.
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abstractNote = {The invention is an apparatus for adjusting a luggage handle in relation to a luggage frame utilized to transport luggage by a traveler. The handle is connected to two extendable and retractable slide tube assemblies, the assemblies allow for the telescoping of the luggage handle to multiple positions in relation to a pair of fixed frame tubes connected to a luggage shell with wheels, to accommodate the height and personal stride of traveler. The luggage handle incorporates triggering buttons that allow ambidextrous and single-handed control of the height of the handle and slide tube assembly in relation to the luggage. The handle and slide tube assembly are connected by interior filaments to pulleys and filaments within two concentric light-weight slide tubes, which are inserted respectively into two fixed frame tubes, to allow a multitude of positions for the slide tubes to lock into the fixed frame tubes. The apparatus can be pushed or pulled by the traveler, and the support shell can accommodate multiple pieces of luggage.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
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