BRAKE ASSEMBLY AND CONTROL MECHANISM FOR A CART, AND METHOD

  • US 20090127808A1
  • Filed: 11/10/2008
  • Published: 05/21/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/08/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A cart for carrying cargo, the cart comprising:

  • a frame having support members that define a cargo carrying region;

    a moveable handle connected to the frame;

    a brake assembly mounted to the frame, the brake assembly including a brake mechanism and an axle;

    a wheel mounted to the axle of the brake assembly;

    wherein the brake mechanism of the brake assembly is configured to engage the axle to provide braking operation of the cart, and disengage the axle to permit free rotation of the axle.

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