ApplicationNo. 526409 filed on 09/11/1995
US Classes:280/32.6, Repairman's creepers280/32.5, With worker's support or shade280/639Folding
ExaminersPrimary: Johnson, Brian L.
Assistant: Yu, Min
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassB25H 005/00
AbstractA foldable creeper for supporting a person, the creeper articulated along a line which extends transversely along the approximate longitudinal centerline for movement between an open position and a folded storage position, and comprising articulating joints, a framework comprising longitudinal and transverse frame members, the transverse frame members rigidly connecting left and right longitudinal frame members, said transverse frame members including a central lower segment for supporting a support panel, the central lower segment positioned from one-half to four inches below said longitudinal frame members when said creeper is in the open position, support panels having top sides and bottom sides and connected to said transverse frame members, and casters connected to the frame members for supporting said frame members above the ground when said creeper is in the open position. The creeper is light weight, reduced in thickness, easy to manipulate, and in a preferred embodiment can be folded so that the cushioned sides can either be positioned inwards or outwards when the creeper is folded.