Patent Number: 8,500,147

Title: Folding scooter

Abstract: A folding scooter has an upright handlebar position, suitable for riding the scooter, and a folded handlebar position, suitable for storing the scooter. The folding scooter features a base, a handlebar shaft having locking hinge plates, and a base shaft having a lower locking hinge plate. The locking hinge plates of the handlebar shaft rotate with respect to the lower locking hinge plate as the handlebar shaft moves from the upright position to the folded position. A locking mechanism has a first locked position when the handlebar shaft is in the upright position, and a second locked position when the handlebar shaft is in the folded position.

Inventors: Johnson; Mark (Cary, IL)

Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.

International Classification: B62M 1/00 (20100101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-06 0:00:00