Patent Number: 6,305,869

Title: Tube tightening structure for collapsible vehicles

Abstract: A tube tightening structure for collapsible vehicles includes a tube tightening member provided with a handy wrench and being disposed at an end portion of a main tubular element of a telescopic tube body. An auxiliary tubular element is fitted into the main tubular element. The main tubular element is provided with a groove along an axial direction at one end where the auxiliary tubular element is fitted into the main tubular element. The tube tightening member is disposed at the groove, and has a securing bolt threadedly provided thereon to abut against the wall of the main tubular element. The auxiliary tubular element has a lower section formed with a recessed groove along a direction corresponding to the direction of the groove of the main tubular element such that a lower end of the recessed groove is a distance away from a lower end of the auxiliary tubular element. A positioning element is secured between open ends of the tube tightening member by means of a pivot pin pivotally connected to the handy wrench. The positioning element has one end forming a tapered abutting block that is oriented towards the inner side of the groove of the main tubular element, with the other end forming an abutting plate abutting against the open ends of the tube tightening member. The abutting block abuts against the recessed groove of the auxiliary tubular element in a matching configuration, such that telescopic movement of the tubular elements is facilitated, and relative turning of the tubular elements is prevented.

Inventors: Chen; Ting-Hsing (Tainan Hsien, TW)

Assignee: Far Great Plastics Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B62K 3/00 (20060101); B62K 15/00 (20060101); F16B 7/00 (20060101); F16B 7/14 (20060101); E02B 007/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018