US Patent No. 10,988,154

POWERED SLED


Patent No. 10,988,154
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Powered Sled
Inventorship Travis James Englert, Brea, CA (US)
Joseph E. Popovits, II, Costa Mesa, CA (US)
Derick Foster, Cumming, GA (US)
Dane Gin Mun Kalinowski, Foothill Ranch, CA (US)
Sayre Giorgio Peralta, Los Angeles, CA (US)
Assignee Rehrig Pacific Company, Los Angeles, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,988,154

1. A pallet sled comprising:a base;
a first tine and a second tine extending from the base;
a first arm pivotably mounted to the first tine;
a second arm pivotably mounted to the second tine;
a first load wheel mounted to the first arm and supporting an outer end of the first tine;
a second load wheel mounted to the second arm and supporting an outer end of the second tine;
a rod in each of the first tine and the second tine configured to pivot the first arm and the second arm to move the first load wheel and the second load wheel toward and away from the first tine and the second tine, respectively;
a first hub motor within the first load wheel for driving the pallet sled, wherein the first hub motor is mounted to the first arm, wherein the first hub motor includes an axle received in a slot in the first arm; and
a washer keyed to the first arm and an axle nut secured to the axle outward of the washer.