|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||280/037; 280/047.26; 190/018.A|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 18 인용 특허 : 13|
A wheeled luggage case is provided with a universal pivoting extendable handle assembly that includes a handle that is movable from a protected retracted position in a contoured mounting plate to a fixed angularly rotated position that is about 35° from the vertical in order to minimize the vertical force on the handgrip experienced by users of wide range of heights while towing the luggage. The handle can be provided with one or a pair of telescoping legs and various handgrip configurations.
1. A pivoting handle assembly (20) for use with a wheeled luggage case (10), the assembly comprising:a handle (30) including at least one rigid leg (32) joined at one end to a transverse handgrip (36), the at least one leg being pivotally movable between a first stowed position and a second angularly displaced towing position (T), a mounting plate (22) for receiving and retaining the handle (30) in pivotally-mounted relation, the mounting plate adapted for mounting the handle on an exterior surface of the case; at least one range-limiting means (60) oper...