Grupo Bimbo has been granted a patent for a movable ladder with collapsible platforms and wheels for easy movement. The ladder has a structural frame with two sides and a rear part, and features lateral projections for stable support on the floor. The ladder also includes collapsible platforms and wheels that can be raised or lowered to facilitate movement towards the work area. GlobalData’s report on Grupo Bimbo gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.
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Movable ladder with collapsible platforms and wheels
A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11649677B2) describes a movable ladder with several unique features. The ladder includes a structural frame consisting of two side parts connected by a rear horizontal structural element. Each side part has vertical structural elements and a horizontal structural element. The ladder also features collapsible platforms connected to the side parts via hinges, as well as steps mounted to the frame. Additionally, the ladder includes casters for mobility and supports for the collapsible platforms.
The first claim of the patent describes the ladder's structural frame, which includes vertical and horizontal elements on each side, as well as a rear horizontal element. The collapsible platforms are connected to the side parts via hinges, and the ladder has at least two steps mounted to the frame. The ladder also includes casters for mobility and supports for the collapsible platforms.
The second claim adds further details to the ladder's structural frame, including additional horizontal elements connecting the bottom ends of the vertical elements on each side.
The third and fourth claims specify the placement of casters on the ladder, with two casters connected to each of the additional horizontal elements mentioned in the second claim.
The fifth claim describes a specific shape for the lateral projection on one of the vertical structural elements.
The sixth claim highlights the ability to lower and raise the casters for movement or stability of the ladder.
The seventh claim introduces a tubular element connecting the casters to the structural frame.
The eighth claim specifies the positioning of the first collapsible platform near the top of the vertical structural elements.
The ninth claim states that the two side parts of the structural frame are disposed parallel to each other.
Overall, this patent describes a movable ladder with a unique structural design, collapsible platforms, and casters for mobility. The ladder's features provide convenience and versatility for users in various settings.