Safety driving equipment for toddler's scooter

  • US 6,431,566 B1
  • Filed: 01/08/2001
  • Issued: 08/13/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/08/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A safety scooter comprising:

  • a) a scooter body having an outer rim and two rear wheels, the two rear wheels being laterally spaced apart a predetermined wheel base distance;

    b) a steering shaft turnably mounted in a front portion of the scooter body and having an end portion extending from a bottom of the scooter body;

    c) a triangular base attached to the end portion of the steering shaft adjacent to a first corner of the triangular base so as to turn with the steering shaft, the triangular base including two driving wheels mounted at second and third corners, respectively; and

    , d) a front wheel arm extending from the first corner of the triangular base and having a universal auxiliary wheel mounted at an end thereof, a length of the front wheel arm being such that the auxiliary wheel remains within the outer rim of the scooter body during turning of the triangular base and such that the auxiliary wheel undergoes arcuate movement about an arc having a diameter no greater than the wheel base distance between the two rear wheels, wherein the length of the front wheel arm is such that the auxiliary wheel undergoes arcuate movement about an arc having a diameter equal to the wheel base distance between the two rear wheels.

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