We are grateful that Radio Flyer shares our enthusiasm for space saving technology by entering this technology license with us," remarked Rick Shapiro. "We believe consumers want convenient fold flat features.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia (PRWEB) September 28, 2011
Pancake Wheel LLC (http://www.PancakeWheel.com) a leading designer of fold flat wagon and cart technology announces that it has signed a patent technology license agreement with Radio Flyer the USA’s largest and leading wagon manufacturer/distributor. The license agreement covers a leading edge fold flat handle design patented by Pancake Wheel LLC and inventor Rick Shapiro. Radio Flyer has adopted this fold away handle design so that the wagon handle stows flat inside the Radio Flyer wagon, and the design allows the handle to hold in intermediate positions so it does not drag along the ground. Radio Flyer has introduced the new fold flat handle design on several new family friendly wagons (http://www.radioflyer.com/wagons/ultimate-family-wagon.html), and may expand the fold flat handle to additional Radio Flyer wagon models.
VA Beach based Pancake Wheel’s designer Shapiro is the inventor of the technology behind fold flat handles and wheels, and holds 15 U.S. patents, and numerous international patents, on folding wagon/cart designs, folding handle and wall designs, and related technology for numerous fold flat wheeled products, including what he calls the world’s thinnest folding wagons, carts, wheelbarrows & jogging strollers. Shapiro’s “day job” is practicing lawyer with a prominent Va. Beach personal injury law firm, Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton.
"We are grateful that Radio Flyer shares our enthusiasm for space saving technology by entering this technology license with us," remarked Rick Shapiro. Shapiro adds: “Our philosophy is that consumers want convenient features, which also means keeping wagons folded flat and out of the way when you don’t need to use it. So, all our designs fit in a car trunk, or rest or hang flat against a wall.”
The Pancake designed compact “walled” wagon/cart attains the world’s thinnest stowed profile (about 7 inches thin) and has the ability to quickly collapse and stow the wheels inside the base of the wagon/cart device. In one of Pancake Wheel’s world's thinnest wagon/cart designs marketed by Compact Solutions, the handle of the wagon as well as all the tires stow inside the wagon profile for a 7 inch “pancake flat” stowed profile.
Radio Flyer: RadioFlyer.com
Pancake Wheel: Pancakewheel.com
Pancake Wheel/Compact Solutions on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/PancakeWheel
Contact: Rick Shapiro, Pancake Wheel Designer (RNShapiro1(at)verizon(dot)com) (757-335-4222) (mobile)
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