|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||190/18A ; 190/39 ; 190/115 ; 280/37|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 45 인용 특허 : 0|
A steering apparatus for steering an article of luggage, such as a suitcase, as it is pulled on and along an underlying support surface in a desired direction. An elongated member is connected to the suitcase via a ball and socket arrangement and a handle is rotatably mounted to the distal end of the member. The handle is manipulatable in and into a plurality of positions to omnidirectionally rotate the ball relative to the socket and thereby steer the article in a particular direction. In the preferred embodiment, the member is formed of an elongated ar...
An article of luggage having a steering apparatus for user-controlled steering of said article as the article is pulled on and along an underlying support surface, said article comprising: a plurality of walls defining a closeable compartment for containing items, said walls including a front wall defining a direction of forward movement of the article, a bottom wall, and a top wall; a plurality of rotatable wheels mounted on the bottom wall of said article in confronting opposition to an underlying support surface for enabling rolling movement of said a...