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Stackable shopping cart

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Armin Thalhofer, Markus Riesenegger, Bernhard Maatz, Carsten Glogger, Gottfried Wanzl

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A stackable shopping cart (

1) has a rolling frame (

2), a basket (

8), a pushing device (

19), and a wall (

10) that can be swiveled into the inside of the basket, through which wall the back (

9) of the basket (

8) can be closed, whereby two upwardly directed carriers (

6) are positioned on the back end of the rolling frame (

2), and the basket (

8) is provided at its back (

9) with support elements (

13) that form a push-on connection with the carriers (

6). The support elements (

13) are formed by hollow receptacles (

14) and the carriers (

6) extend upwardly beyond the receptacles (

14), and that the sections (

7) of the carriers (

6) located above the receptacles (

14) are intended for the attachment of the pushing device (

19).

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The invention is explained in more detail in reference to exemplary embodiments. In the drawings:

FIG. 1 illustrates a completely assembled shopping cart.

FIG. 2 illustrates the process of setting a basket onto two carriers of the rolling frame.

FIG. 3 illustrates a lateral view of the type of attachment of the pushing device.

FIG. 4 illustrates the attachment of the wall that forms the back of the basket.

Claims

1. A stackable shopping cart comprising:

2. The shopping cart according to claim 1, wherein the basket can be pushed from above onto the carriers.

3. The shopping cart according to claim 1, wherein the receptacles are arranged on the back of the basket and on longitudinal walls of the basket.

4. The shopping cart according to claim 1, wherein the pushing device has two holding elements that are connected with the sections of the carriers in a stationary yet releasable manner.

5. The shopping cart according to claim 4, wherein each of the holding elements includes a pocket, and each of the sections of the carriers is inserted in a respective one of the pockets.

6. The shopping cart according to claim 4, wherein each of the holding elements includes a bearing part and the wall is positioned in a swivelable manner in the bearing parts.

7. The shopping cart according to claim 4, wherein the wall is inserted so as to snap tightly into the holding elements.

8. The shopping cart as claimed in claim 1, further comprising a fastener on an underside of the basket with which fastener the basket additionally is supported on the rolling frame and connected to the rolling frame.

9. The shopping cart according to claim 1, wherein two receptacles are provided for each of the carriers.

10. The shopping cart according to claim 1, further comprising securing elements for the attachment of the pushing device to the sections, and the securing elements also secure and attach the wall.

11. The shopping cart according to claim 1, wherein the supports form a push-on connection with the carriers.

12. A stackable shopping cart comprising:

13. The stackable shopping cart of claim 12, wherein the pushing device includes a holding element at each end thereof, and the holding elements connect to the carriers in a stationary and releasable manner.

14. The shopping cart according to claim 13, wherein each of the holding elements includes a pocket, and each of the sections of the carriers is inserted in a respective one of the pockets.

15. The shopping cart according to claim 13, wherein each of the holding elements includes a bearing part and the wall is positioned in a swivelable manner in the bearing parts.

16. A method of assembling a stackable shopping cart, the method comprising:

17. The method of claim 16, further comprising attaching a wall that can be swivelled into the inside of the basket to a top of the basket.

18. The method of claim 16, further comprising attaching a wall that can be swivelled into the inside of the basket to the sections of the carriers that extend above the receptacles.