Collapsible rolling support stand

  • US 8,602,378 B2
  • Filed: 11/20/2012
  • Issued: 12/10/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/12/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A collapsible rolling stand for use with an elongated normally horizontally oriented object attached thereto, said stand having a front end portion and a rear end portion, and being capable of being manipulated between open and closed positions, wherein the object is generally vertically oriented when the stand is closed and in a generally vertical orientation, and wherein the object is generally horizontally oriented when the stand is in its open position, said stand comprising:

  • a top frame having a generally planar portion being configured to have the object secured thereto, said top frame planar portion being generally vertical when said stand is in its closed and generally vertical position;

    a folding mechanism supporting said top frame, including a handle operatively connected to one end portion of a pair of spaced apart first members that have opposite ends defining contact points with the ground and a pair of spaced apart second members each having wheels for enabling a user to roll said stand, said first and second members being pivotally connected to one another and configured so that the weight of the object provides a substantial portion of the necessary force needed to pivot said first and second pairs of members to further separate said forward contact point from said rear wheels and move said stand from said closed position to said open position wherein said top frame planar portion is substantially horizontal.

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